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First up, in the top ten seeded Wimbledon list is #10 Marin Cilic, the 24-year-old Croat. images

He had to pull out of Wimbledon, due to a knee injury, after a good showing at Queens as runner-up to Andy Murray less than two weeks ago. His friends call him “Chila.” (Even his furry friends Down Under.)images-4

He is an even-tempered player, who always seems to stay positive in a match. You won’t see this guy pulling a Johnny Mac or Safin (i.e. throwing a temper tantrum, smashing his racket or hurling expletives at the Chair Umpire). He’s easy-going, calm and according to those who know him, an honest man. How fitting then that he should be a Libra, the astrological sign symbolized by the scales. Balance, harmony and a sense of fair play seem to be what this guy is all about.

So…

Enter Edward Ferrars from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility. images-1

He may lack the dash and flair of Willoughby, but he exhibits great fortitude and loyalty when he sacrifices his potential happiness with Elinor to honor a promise he made to Lucy Steele.

Cilic will need that fortitude if he expects to break through and win a grand slam given the greedy players at the top. But this guy just might do it. If he does, expect him to break through in a steadfast and quiet manner to win the prize, just as Edward did, winning Elinor in the end.

“I-I’ve come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is, and always will be, yours.” (Edward Ferrars to Elinor in Sense and Sensibility)

Okay so maybe not completely swoon-spectacular (like Willoughby galloping up on a wild steed and gathering Marianne up into his arms), but at least a lady would have to sit down a moment after such a declaration of love and fan herself a bit.images-3images-2

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