Nick’s Picks- Australian Open First Sunday

 

Serena Williams Vs. Maria Kirilenko 

Maria is a super counter puncher and has one of the best slices to throw off the time of big hitters.

No reason to write too much about Serena except for her power and speed. She has flat penetrating deep groundies.

Nick’s Pick- If I was a betting man, I would bet everything I have except my 8th wife and 8 children that Williams moves on.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Vs. Richard Gasquet

Gasquet is playing the best tennis of his career and is full of confidence. Tsonga fire power. This match is two frenchman going toe to toe. Can Tsonga breakdown the super backhand of Gasquet. Tsonga is a crowd pleaser and will need this support to beat Gasquet.

Seppi Vs. Chardy

Chardy played a fantastic match, beating the favorite Del Potro. Seppi, of course he is italian, has quietly moved into the 4th round. How much of a tool did the 5 setter take out of Chardy and will he he have the leg movement to hit his huge forehand.

Milos Raonic Vs. Roger Federer 

Milos is a big boy and only 22. His game is based on fire power with a huge serve, knock you down forehand, and a very steady two handed backhand. He is a player to look out for and sure to be a top 10 player.

With his size, he must be careful not to stand too far behind the baseline making his power less effect.

No need to write and write about Roger. He is in my opinion the best player in the history of the game. He will have to break serve only a few times to win this match, he does not have the huge boom boom serve but comes up with the big, well placed serve when he needs to.

Nick’s Pick- Federer in 3, maybe 4 sets .

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~ by Nick's Picks on January 19, 2013.

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