Final Wimbledon Predictions

A few days ago in The Wimbledon Factor, I gave you my predictions for Wimbledon 2010, and surprise, surprise my predictions weren’t entirely accurate! I maybe didn’t get both finalists correct in either the ladies or the gents singles, but I did get one finalist correct for each of them!

Men’s Singles

My favourite Rafael Nadal has successfully made it through to the final where he will play the surprise finalist, Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic. After not playing so great in the first week of Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal stepped things up in week two and knocked his opponents out with what looked like relative ease.

So what about Berdych? Who is he? Here’s a few stats about Tomas Berdych:

  • Turned pro – 2002
  • Current world ranking – 13
  • Highest world ranking – 9 in August 2007
  • Best previous performance at Wimbledon – Quarter finals 2007
  • Grand slam championships – 0

Now compare that to Rafael Nadal:

  • Turned pro – 2001
  • Current world ranking – 1
  • Highest world ranking – 1
  • Best previous performance at Wimbledon – Winner in 2008
  • Grand slam championships – 7

On paper, Nadal should walk it on Sunday, but this is Wimbledon, where anything can happen, and in fact it already has – Berdych has already put out Federer and Djokovic both are top ranked players. personally I’m hoping for a Nadal victory on Sunday, but what do you think?

 

Women’s Singles

Personally I can’t see past Serena Williams for the title, but then I did think it would be an all Williams final! Just like the gents singles, the women have an outsider in the final in Vera Zvonareva, against the current number one player in the world.

So what about Zvonareva? Who is she? Here’s a few stats about her:

  • Turned pro – 2000
  • Current world ranking – 21
  • Highest world ranking – 5 in February 2009
  • Best previous performance at Wimbledon – 4th round in 2003 and 2004
  • Grand slam championships – 0

Now compare that to Serena Williams:

  • Turned pro – 1995
  • Current world ranking – 1
  • Highest world ranking – 1
  • Best previous performance at Wimbledon – Winner in 2002, 2003 and 2009
  • Grand slam championships – 12

Just like the gents, on paper, Williams should walk it on Saturday, but what do you think?

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