The two dangerous floaters, still alive at Wimbledon.
Posted by tennisplanet on July 1, 2007
Or you can also call them ‘spoilers’. There is no chance of them going all the way, but it appears they are going to go down swinging, taking some big fish with them.
First is Gael Monfils from France. He is yet to lose a set and is averaging just 19 unforced errors. Currently ranked No. 73 in the world, this Wimbledon may give a big boost to that number.
He has the athleticism and the tools to make some serious noise before bowing out. With a tired Davydenko, coming off an exhaustive five-setter, as his next opponent, this is his chance to go deep in the Grand Slam.
Having fallen behind his classmates like Djokovic, Murray and Gasquet, he could make up some serious ground here.
Second is Jo-Wilfred Tsonga or Mohammad Ali look-alike. He too has not lost a set yet. Has improved with every match he has played so far. He started his first match with 40 unforced errors, but narrowed it down to just 13 in his last match.
Ranked 110 in the world, he is about to play the biggest match of his career against his countryman, Gasquet from France. The win will thrust him in the limelight of the tennis world, with Roddick looming in the next round.
What a difference just one round can make in a Grand Slam!!!