Wimbledon 2014 Quarter Finals
It has been a roller coaster ride for the top seeds.
Raphael Nadal was defeated by a 19 year old teenager in Nick Kyrgios from Australia. Come to think of it, Nick was nearly gone at the hands of Richard Gasquet who at one stage had seven matchpoints. In the next Match, loosing the first set to Jiri Vesely he went on to take the match in the next three and comfortably in the last set. There is something in the look of Kyrgios that the man is a mystery, you never know what the outcome will be. However last night I seemed to be confident that Nick can do it. \
Tonight, Nick faces Milos Raonic from Canada – and both have the powershots to power them through. So, don’t expect long rallies.
The Gentlemen’s (not men’s) quarter Finals has the usual big stars in Roger Federer vs Stan Wavrinka – Centre Court , Novak Jokovic vs Marin Cilic – Court#1, Andy Murray vs Grigor Dimitrov – Centre Court, and of course Australia’s Nick Kyrgios vs Milos Raonic – Court #1.
However, tonight, all eyes will be on the young Eugenie Bouchard vs Angelique Kerber, on the No1 Court. Bouchard the unassuming, cool and unflustered at anything thrown at her, takes everything in her stride. Bouchard has a tough opponent in Angelique Kerber who derailed a visibly concerned Maria Sharapova. Well, if control over nerves is a requirement, Bouchard has it. A must see match tonight.
In the other Ladies Singles match Sabine Lisicki vs Simona Halep, Sabine seems to improve with every game and is the one to watch.
A few photos of Eugenie Bouchard I took at the Australian Open early this year.