Thursday, September 8, 2011
Archie's Picks: Djokovic-Tipsarevic
See Archie's William's-Pavlyuchenkova pick here:
See Archie's Stosur-Zvonareva pick here:
See Archie's Pennetta-Kerber pick here:
See Archie's Petkovic-Wozniacki pick here:
See Archie's French Open Picks here:
See Archie's Wimbledon picks here:
Archie's Pick: Djokovic
Why: Archie's shown a real propensity to push the envelope with his women's quarters picks, so I was glad to see that he's going with Nole over Tipsarevic in the all-Serbian quarterfinal. Archie says that Djokovic is a man of the people, and even though he hasn't found a fuzzy little squirrel friend at his rented home in New Jersey, Archie still thinks he's the real deal in New York.
My pick: Djokovic
Why: First off, let me just say that I'm thrilled for Tipsarevic and I'm thrilled for Serbia too. Having an all-Serbian quarterfinal is a tremendous accomplishment, and it speaks volumes about the fact that Serbian tennis is more than just Djokovic. We all knew that already, but Tipsarevic's latest push reinforces it even further, and that's a good thing. That being said, Nole has been incredible all year (duh) and all tournament too. He's the can't miss kid right now, and he remains my pick to win it all (especially since he'll get Friday off if he wins).
Posted by Chris Oddo at 12:15 PM