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Mr. Federer to serve (music to my ears!) in the Wimbledon final on Sunday!! Roger advanced today in a clinical display of precision tennis today over young Canadian M. Raonic, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. The hard serving Raonic was one of two young guys breaking through into the semifinals (the other, Dimitrov also lost to Djokovic) but he was broken on his first service game to start the match, and well, folks, from there on, it was all about Mr. Federer. Old acquaintances should not be forgot…and it is a joy to see Roger back into the final at Wimbledon. The stars have certainly aligned (as I so hoped they would) with Nadal and Murray both being dismissed and now, only Nole remains on Sunday to keep Roger from winning his 8th Wimbledon (a record) and claiming his 18th Grand Slam. I want it to happen and I am feeling it folks!! Love the wave he gave to Rod Laver sitting in the stands as he walked off the court along side Raonic!! Very cool!
In the first match, G. Dimitrov (with girlfriend Maria Sharapova in his box, she having been dismissed from this year’s tournament by A. Kerber in the quarters) came out ready to upset the apple cart. He dropped the first set 4-6 but came back to win the second set, 6-3. Djokovic looked frustrated and downright beside himself at times in this match, it was windy and he was struggling, but Nole came through in the third 7-6. Dimitrov had five set points in the third set tie break but failed to convert. In the fourth set, another tie break set, 7-6 Djokovic. So Djokovic survived the onslaught of the up and comer and will face Federer in the final on Sunday. Roger has a nice record so far this year against Djokovic, winning in Dubai, falling to him in a third set tie break set at Indian Wells (I was there, so beautiful!) and then ousting him in Monte Carlo in the semifinals (with Novak nursing a sore wrist and forearm). So Sunday…Federer vs. Djokovic. I am going with my guy…Mr. Federer!!
Tomorrow, the ladies final..E. Bouchard vs. P. Kvitova. Many are saying it is Bouchard’s match to lose. The twenty year old from Canada seems poised to finally win that Grand Slam title but I think Kvitova is the favorite. She won the title at Wimbledon in 2011 and while she can be a streaky player, her lefty serve and forehand play are very problematic and when she is on, she is very tough to beat on grass. Should be a great ladies final..I am picking Kvitova.
Happy 4th of July everyone! I saw Tammy at the theater near me! It was hilarious, love Melissa McCarthy and she is wonderful in this funny movie. Just what the doctor ordered. Great cast, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Sandra Oh to name a few. Go see it, you won’t be disappointed.
Until tomorrow…enjoy that barbecue!