Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Championship, Wimbledon – Would The Grass Be Greener For Us This Time?

With Grand Slams event already completed, there is still no sign yet of seeing an Argentine player taking home at least one of the major crown. I had some high expectation for the French Open but overall it was real disappointment.

Now comes the grass court season, and as expected the whole world will only have its eyes on the two main characters. Roger FEDERER's dominance is pretty much on the wane and with NADAL triumphing in Queens last week, there is high possibility of seeing the table turning within the top two players in the world.

But as always, it is my hope to see an Argentine player creating that upset in what could be the toughest surface for any of our top players.

Please bare in mind, that it was only six years ago when David NALBANDIAN lost in the final to Lleyton HEWITT. In his first round fixture, he will face wild card qualifier Canadian Frank DANCEVIC. In the recent Queen's tournament he did manage to make it to the semis before self destructing against Novak DJOKOVIC. Still, he remains our best hope for a Grand Slam honours.

Our best player at Roland Garros, Eduardo SCHWANK will have a huge test in his match against the powerful serving, Andy RODDICK. The other player that has an outside chance could be either Guillermo CANAS and Agustin CALLERI. “Willy” will open his first round tie against Germany's Tommy HAAS while “Gordo” will take on Kevin ANDERSON from South Africa.

Here are all the other first round fixtures in the Men's Single involving the Albiceleste Army.

Carlos BERLOCQ vs. Albert MONTANES (ESP)
Juan Martin DEL POTRO vs. Pavel SNOBEL (CZE)
Brian DABUL vs. Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP)
Sergio ROITMAN vs. Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)
Martin Vassallo ARGUELLO vs. Ivo MINAR (CZE)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey guys do you really give any of the argo players a change this year?? look at what happened to nalbandian at the french!!! you kidding me.. he has the game to win grand slams and to be in the top 3 in the world but no heart im sorry to say...

Lucas

John said...

Well my friend Lucas, thanks for dropping by.

But you know what they say, you'll just never know what might happen.

It is hard to see that any of our players are capable of pulling something here, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Anonymous said...

Nalbandian has been eliminated in the first round at Wimbledon

Anonymous said...

the only albiceleste that won today was Martin Del Potro who defeated Pavel Snobel

Anonymous said...

see what did i say no heart...

Lucas

John said...

Yes Lucas not the best start I believe we ever had. This is really disastrous.

David NALBANDIAN defeat against the Canadian was a real shocker by any standards. What worst he lost in straight sets, 4-6, 2-6 & 4-6.

Brian DABUL had a big mountain to climb but I won’t blame him that much. Feliciano LOPEZ was the 31st seed but yet he manages to push him to 4 sets before losing, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6 & 4-6. Carlos BERLOCQ also went out against another Spaniard, Albert MONTANES, losing 3-6, 6-7 & 4-6.

The only bright spot of the day was DEL POTRO overcoming Pavel SNOBEL 6-4, 6-2 & 6-3. His opponent in the next round could be a tough one in Swiss Stanislas WAWRINKA.

Let’s just hope the rest of them will have better luck today.

Akash said...

today Canas lost to Tommy Haas while Martin Vassallo Arguello defeated Ivo Minar in 5 sets and Agustin Calleri defeated Kevin Anderson.