Remember how I mentioned yesterday that Matty D and I have hopefully found a way for you to hear from us on a more consistent basis? Well here is the next piece of “The Rotation” (more details later): Livin’ For the Weekend. I’ll be looking into various events for the upcoming weekend, sports or otherwise, and provide a preview/take/outlook/etc.
The 2016 Australian Open finishes up this weekend with the Semi-Finals beginning tonight. First up are the Women’s Semi Finals with top-seeded Serena Williams taking on fourth-seeded Polish Agnieszka Radwańska. Following that match will be the seventh German Angelique Kerber against the unseeded British Johanna Konta. There really isn’t a need for preview here, Serena Williams is the clear favorite and wants to avenge her shortcoming in the chase for a Grand Slam. Williams will take the Aussie Open and has no clear challenger at the GOLDEN SLAM. What’s that? We’ll get there.
As you can see, the first match is between two of the bigger name in Men’s Tennis: #1 Novak Djokovic and #3 Roger Federer. (Sidenote: Can someone explain how the 1 and 3 seeds face off in the semis? I don’t get it). While Andy Murray will likely meet the winner (he faces #13 Canadian Milos Raonic), this may be the match of the tourney. Rog and the Joker have faced off 44 times and have split the series 22 wins a piece. They’ve been the finalists in the last two Slams with Novak winning. While Djokovic will probably take it all, it’d be awesome to see Federer win his first Slam since 2012, where he beat both Djokovic and Murray at Wimbledon.
The Golden Slam: winning all four major tennis tournaments AND an Olympic gold medal in the same; a feat only accomplished once by Steffi Graf in 1988. Serena will be the second in 2016. She was so close last year and is so dominant in her sport. Novak could do it; he’s won three in a year twice. The competition is closer to matching him than there is to Serena.
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