Australian Open 2013

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Here we are again, a new year and like usual kicking it off with one of my favorite tennis tournaments of the year, the Australian Open!

Here are my picks for the men’s singles to win the Australian Open 2013.

I think Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will meet in the finals. Then again, since Federer doesn’t have to play Tomas Berdych I think he may have a better chance. The last few times the two met, if Berdych didn’t win he gave Roger a run for his money. Oh, and let’s not forget about Raffa, because of his knee he will not be playing in the Australian Open 2013. Just like the U.S Open, that opens up many opportunities for many players.

Who do I think will surprise?

Ever hear of a player named David Goffin (BEL)? I don’t think he will win, but I do see him getting passed the 4th maybe even 5th round. I’m pretty sure this guy broke into the top 100 in 2012, currently ranked 49th in the world and I do believe that number will improve.

Fast and furious Dolgopolov, Alexandr (UKR). I’ve never seen a player pull the trigger so fast on serve. It’s not so much the speed of which the ball travels, it’s how fast his snap is. This player is also one of the fastest on the court with amazing reflexes at the baseline. I love watching this guy play because he is so dynamic.

The wicked backhand of Gasquet, Richard (FRA), you just have to see it to believe it. Watching him play in 2012, I have to say his game has reached a new level. I expect  Gasquet, Richard to do well.