Well, first things first--the SPOILER is as follows:
Moya d. Becker in five sets in the first round.
I reference this cuz it screws up how I thought the quarters would
shake down. Becker's quarter is kind of...eh. Pat McEnroe or Moya
should advance to the quarters to play either Mantilla or Washington.
With Becker gone, I'm pulling for Washington to have another great
Grand Slam run. Hmm, but then again, that Boetsch is always dangerous.
Back in the first quarter, I see Sampras advancing to the quarterfinals
rather easily. I'm picking Rafter as his opponent. I think he'll
have a tough match versus A Costa in round one, and that he'll need
at least four sets and heavy crowd support to beat Ferriera in the
Rd of 16s, but he will.
There's no way Courier can advance against Shalken, Forget AND Rosset.
I'm picking Rosset to advance to the quarterfinals against Ivo in the
In the bottom quarter, Chang will be tested in the second round against
Reneberg and the third round against Henman and yet again in the
round of 16 against Stich, but I think he can advance to the quarters.
The first round match up between Korda and Rios has great potential,
but I don't think either will advance to the quarters. Look for the
winner of the third round match between Enqvist and Larsson to advance.
My bet is Enqvist.
Here's a look at my draw:
Sampras v. Rafter
Rosset v. Ivo
McEnroe v. Washington
Enqvist v. Chang