Because it is the second week there are far less likely to be any upsets and this year the seismic upsets in the first week make it unlikely that we’ll see any more. However, to speculate where they might come, one interesting game today is that between Serena Williams and Sabine Lisicki. While currently Serena Is head and shoulders above just about everybody else in the women’s game (literally in most cases) – don’t rule out Lisicki. Not only does she normally play with a smile on her face but she’s hitting the ball as sweetly as anyone this Wimbledon and, if she can get her head right, she might trouble Serena. Other than this match there is little that might trouble Serena, though a potential next round against Laura Robson (who might get some added momentum out of the home support) might be interesting though unlikely to derail her.
The men’s seems on course for a Djokovic – Murray final, though from early assessments that Murray was in the toughest section of the draw with the removal of Nadal and Federer his run to the final looks more straightforward than that of Djokovic. The highest seeded opponent he can face before the final is Mikhail Youzhny, who he plays today.
Look out for Tommy Haas today against Djokovic – a potential banana skin. At the grand old age of 35, Tommy has regained the form that once had him ranked two in the world this year and his style of play suits grass and is the kind of game which could trouble Novak. We may even be seeing something of a resurgence of serve and volley tennis on grass, Tommy will be looking to get forward as much as possible and keep the points short. If Djokovic successfully negotiates his match against Haas, potential opponents are Berdych, in the quarter final (if he overcomes Bernard Tomic) and Del Potro or Ferrer could be ahead in the semi.