Wimbledon 2012: update

For those who read my latest post and then followed the first day of action at Wimbledon, you will have noticed that two of the names mentioned previously are already out of the competition.

In my defence, it’s quite a surprise that both Tomas Berdych and John Isner have been beaten by their first round opponents!

So, I’m going to suggest two more potential threats to the top four’s chances and keep my fingers crossed that day two will not upset any more of the Play with Flair predictions. Continue reading

Wimbledon 2012: Who can stop the top four?

The start of men’s draw at Wimbledon 2012 has been met with great anticipation. The developing rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal has dominated discussion as well as the inevitable debate about Roger Federer’s chance of winning 7 titles at SW19. On top of this, Wimbledon will provide the British press with the chance to scrutinise every aspect of Andy Murray’s game before asking if it is finally his time to win.

So, the men in the top four are grabbing all of the headlines and will continue to do so, but who else can stand in their way? Continue reading

US Open final day

Fans at The Olympic Club in San Francisco should prepare themselves for a great US Open showdown today. Last year, the script was already written for an imperious Rory McIlroy to win his first major and come back from his Augusta disaster.

Most golf fans would agree that McIlroy’s skill and flair was simply breathtaking. However, this year will be different. With Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk tied at -1 and two shots ahead of the rest of the field, it could become a two-horse race. Continue reading

Some Messi Magic…

For the majority of football fans, the next few weeks will be dominated by the European Championships in Poland and Ukraine – and rightly so.

Yet, it is fair to say that in the opening four games of the tournament, the top quality players haven’t quite produced their top form.

So, if you are in search of some true flair, look no further than this piece of Messi magic, helping Argentina to a 4-3 victory against Brazil. Enjoy.

Time for Lewis Hamilton to win.

There is much to discuss for those who have followed the 2012 Formula One season; it is an understatement to say that it has been a strange year of racing. Sebastian Vettel has not been able to replicate the same form that he showed last season and with no outright leader after six races, it is hard to pick a winner.

For this reason, some are saying that this is one of the most exciting seasons in recent years. Yet, for others, the season has lacked any clear rivalry, with the biggest battle being between the drivers and their rapidly disintegrating tyres.

The fact that Lewis Hamilton is still tipped by many to win the title should be an unusual choice when considering that he hasn’t won a race after securing three pole positions on the grid. However, few would disagree that Hamilton has been one of the outstanding drivers of the season so far.

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Euro 2012: Play with Flair’s tip to win.

With only two days until the start of the European Championships it is clear that before kick-off on Friday Spain, Germany and the Netherlands are the three favourites to win the tournament.

These three teams may be worthy challengers but I believe that France should be the team to watch this year. So, why is France my tip for the tournament? Continue reading