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Wimbledon - men's quarters

After all the favourites winning today in the women's quarters, there's a big poosibility of this happening again tomorrow.

Hewitt has done a great job to get this far but he's got a massive test ahead of him. Once upon a time, Lleyton owned Roddick. but those days are long gone. A-Rod has won four in a row, including both matches this year, so the ledger now stands at 6-5 to the Aussie. I'll get lynched by my mates in the Fanatics who are queueing up overnight to be courtside again, but I struggle to see him getting any further. Roddick has been in tremendous form this year while all the attention has been on Federer, Murray or Nadal. Larry Stefanki has him in his best form for several years. Roddick 3-1.

Tommy Haas is in his best form for years and beat Djokovic just a few weeks ago in the Halle final (grass). His serve-volley game is working a treat and the relaxed veteran's attitude is working wonders. Djokovic has looked good in the last couple of rds, he's hitting the ball far better than that match in Germany. I think he wins, but not in straight.

Karlovic is blasting everyone off the court and if all the planets are in alignment, he could do that to Federer as well. Poor old Verdasco has one of the best serves on the tour and a solid returning game, but he couldn't conjure up a single break pt in 23 Karlovic service games in the last round. Federer should be too classy, but knows full well that against someone like Karlovic, he might only get one chance to get a look at a break point.

I didn't think Murray was at his best under the roof the other night, but he got there. Ferrero is playing his best ever tennis on grass, but I doubt that can stop the great British hope.

Roddick 3-1
Djokovic 3-1
Federer 3-1
Murray 3-0

I'll also lay Federer for a trade and insurance against my outrights bet.

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