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Who will reach this years US Open final?

two of the top 3
14 (66.7%)
at least one between 4-10
4 (19%)
at least one outside top 10
3 (14.3%)

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Will the US Open be a bust?
« on: July 31, 2008, 04:22:53 PM »
Yeesh!

The way this summer is shaping up it's got me to thinking that it just might culminate with a train wreck at the US Open. I was just wondering how the rest of you feel.

Top 10 as of this poll
1  Federer , R.   6605
2  Nadal , R.   6305
3  Djokovic , N.   5055
4  Ferrer , D.   2945
5  Davydenko , N.   2925
6  Roddick , A.   2065
7  Nalbandian , D.   2005
8  Blake , J.   1980
9  Murray , A.   1835
10  Wawrinka , S.   1685

11 thru 20
11  Gasquet, Richard
12  Verdasco, Fernando
13  Almagro, Nicolas
14  Simon, Gilles
15  Gonzalez, Fernando
16  Robredo, Tommy
17  Youzhny, Mikhail
18  Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried
19  Kiefer, Nicolas
20  Stepanek, Radek

I've got "at least one between 4-10"
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 04:37:18 PM »
Looking at those between 4-10:
Ferru, Davydenko, Roddick, Nalbandian, Blake and Wawrinka are way out of form. That leaves Murray, but I can't see him beating Rafa unless Rafa is injured, though if he's on the other side of the draw, he could make it, but it would be a big surprise.
Looking at 11-20:
 So, if anybody is going to break up the big 3, it'll be Murray or somebody lower-ranked on an awesome Tsonga-like week, but they seem to happen more in Australia. I'd love to see Murray do it, but that's extremely wishful thinking, so I'm going with 2 of the big 3.

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 07:51:04 PM »
Looking at those between 4-10:
Ferru, Davydenko, Roddick, Nalbandian, Blake and Wawrinka are way out of form. That leaves Murray, but I can't see him beating Rafa unless Rafa is injured, though if he's on the other side of the draw, he could make it, but it would be a big surprise.
Looking at 11-20:
 So, if anybody is going to break up the big 3, it'll be Murray or somebody lower-ranked on an awesome Tsonga-like week, but they seem to happen more in Australia. I'd love to see Murray do it, but that's extremely wishful thinking, so I'm going with 2 of the big 3.

Let's look at the other side of the same coin... Rafa and Novak wind up in the same half of the draw and someone takes Roger out   ;-()
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 07:54:24 PM »
The US Open will be a massive bust. Nadal will make the finals and win the tournament, while Federer will lose early again as expected. Some no-name like Dick Gasket will make the finals and no one will care.

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008, 08:05:50 PM »
Murray and Gasquet are two fine players on fine form recently and I am thinking we might see both of them through to the second week and perhaps a few surprises. That said, Nadal looks like the man to beat at the moment followed closely by Novak. Roger's gone now but if he can find some form I'd still bet almost everything on him being in the finals and winning it all.


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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008, 08:55:53 PM »
The US Open will be a massive bust. Nadal will make the finals and win the tournament, while Federer will lose early again as expected. Some no-name like Dick Gasket will make the finals and no one will care.

The only thing is that I'm glad the US Open is best of 5 so someone (even when Roger isn't playing well) will have to take 3 sets from him.  That is not easy to do.  So I still like his chances. ;-()

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008, 09:38:15 PM »
How can it be a bust?  You have great tennis being played in the greatest city in the world.  No matter who wins, it is awesome.  There is nothing like the US Open.  By definition, it can not be a bust!  I do think 2 of the top 3 will make it to the finals, and I hope to see Federer/Nadal.  That would be awesome, but surprises are always good.  New York loves an underdog, right Dallas (cheap shot at the Giants surprise victory over Cowboys).   :) :)
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 10:04:39 PM »
How can it be a bust?  You have great tennis being played in the greatest city in the world.  No matter who wins, it is awesome.  There is nothing like the US Open.  By definition, it can not be a bust!  I do think 2 of the top 3 will make it to the finals, and I hope to see Federer/Nadal.  That would be awesome, but surprises are always good.  New York loves an underdog, right Dallas (cheap shot at the Giants surprise victory over Cowboys).   :) :)

Are kidding me? Save for 2005, no one takes the finalist of the Aussie Open seriously. Almost no one showed up for the Rafter-Rusedski final (I can't really think of a US Open final as "lack-luster" since).

It will be considered a bust, a joke, a whatever kittens deems it to be and his minnions parrot ad nauseum. That's how it will be remembered. Stick around and watch in awe  :sick:

aside: pssst, this year will mark the 7th year I've come all the way from Chicago and spent a week at one of the greatest spectacles in the world, in one of the greatest cities in the world.   ;-()
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 10:18:02 PM »
No matter who wins, it is awesome.
So if the finals is Marc Gicquel beating Fabrice Santoro by a score of 6-0, 2-0 (ret.) in 27 minutes after two weeks of rain-drenching postponements, it's not a bust?

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2008, 10:18:37 PM »
How can it be a bust?  You have great tennis being played in the greatest city in the world.  No matter who wins, it is awesome.  There is nothing like the US Open.  By definition, it can not be a bust!  I do think 2 of the top 3 will make it to the finals, and I hope to see Federer/Nadal.  That would be awesome, but surprises are always good.  New York loves an underdog, right Dallas (cheap shot at the Giants surprise victory over Cowboys).   :) :)

 :)>>>>  But it's true...

Well IF Roger makes the final, he definitely would be the underdog so I wonder if the fans would root for him?
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2008, 10:27:08 PM »
How can it be a bust?  You have great tennis being played in the greatest city in the world.  No matter who wins, it is awesome.  There is nothing like the US Open.  By definition, it can not be a bust!  I do think 2 of the top 3 will make it to the finals, and I hope to see Federer/Nadal.  That would be awesome, but surprises are always good.  New York loves an underdog, right Dallas (cheap shot at the Giants surprise victory over Cowboys).   :) :)

 :)>>>>  But it's true...

Well IF Roger makes the final, he definitely would be the underdog so I wonder if the fans would root for him?

I think the fans would be split right down the middle
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2008, 10:29:08 PM »
No matter who wins, it is awesome.
So if the finals is Marc Gicquel beating Fabrice Santoro by a score of 6-0, 2-0 (ret.) in 27 minutes after two weeks of rain-drenching postponements, it's not a bust?

OK....but lets be serious!   :rofl_2:
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2008, 07:09:02 AM »
I agree with Jeffrx, if you are a tennis fan, there will be plenty of great match-ups!  Thats another reason I like Cincy so much is that there are no real fluff matches in the tourney...........almost every match-up is sweet!  The USO has alot of joke 1st and 2cnd round matches. 

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2008, 08:46:13 AM »
Agreed, so don't let "bust" get in the way of voting, because the poll can be interpreted any way you want to interpet it. For instance:

Federer v Nadal = Good god! not again  ..-)  :sick:  :ZZZZZ)


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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2008, 11:23:44 AM »
Agreed, so don't let "bust" get in the way of voting, because the poll can be interpreted any way you want to interpet it. For instance:

Federer v Nadal = Good god! not again  ..-)  :sick:  :ZZZZZ)


 ;-()

So you've just contradicted yourself. On the one hand you say if the stars aren't in the final than the tournaments a bust, or not very interesting, but then you say if it's Nadal/Federer (which has yet to happen in New York), it's boring. Which is it?
I say if we see 4 new potential champions, and they are all playing at the top of their games, then it would be fantastic. Bring it on!

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2008, 12:15:42 PM »
Agreed, so don't let "bust" get in the way of voting, because the poll can be interpreted any way you want to interpet it. For instance:

Federer v Nadal = Good god! not again  ..-)  :sick:  :ZZZZZ)


 ;-()

So you've just contradicted yourself. On the one hand you say if the stars aren't in the final than the tournaments a bust, or not very interesting, but then you say if it's Nadal/Federer (which has yet to happen in New York), it's boring. Which is it?
I say if we see 4 new potential champions, and they are all playing at the top of their games, then it would be fantastic. Bring it on!

Yeah, I may have. I don't think it's that big a deal as I was trying to play devil's advocate to make a point: don't get hung up on "bust"; the results of the poll are more interesting.

(I probably shouldn't have used "bust" to begin with   ;-()
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2008, 12:22:04 PM »
Agreed, so don't let "bust" get in the way of voting, because the poll can be interpreted any way you want to interpet it. For instance:

Federer v Nadal = Good god! not again  ..-)  :sick:  :ZZZZZ)


 ;-()

So you've just contradicted yourself. On the one hand you say if the stars aren't in the final than the tournaments a bust, or not very interesting, but then you say if it's Nadal/Federer (which has yet to happen in New York), it's boring. Which is it?
I say if we see 4 new potential champions, and they are all playing at the top of their games, then it would be fantastic. Bring it on!

Yeah, I may have. I don't think it's that big a deal as I was trying to play devil's advocate to make a point: don't get hung up on "bust"; the results of the poll are more interesting.

(I probably shouldn't have used "bust" to begin with   ;-()

So what you are saying is this poll is a bust?  :)~

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2008, 12:24:32 PM »
Agreed, so don't let "bust" get in the way of voting, because the poll can be interpreted any way you want to interpet it. For instance:

Federer v Nadal = Good god! not again  ..-)  :sick:  :ZZZZZ)


 ;-()

So you've just contradicted yourself. On the one hand you say if the stars aren't in the final than the tournaments a bust, or not very interesting, but then you say if it's Nadal/Federer (which has yet to happen in New York), it's boring. Which is it?
I say if we see 4 new potential champions, and they are all playing at the top of their games, then it would be fantastic. Bring it on!

Yeah, I may have. I don't think it's that big a deal as I was trying to play devil's advocate to make a point: don't get hung up on "bust"; the results of the poll are more interesting.

(I probably shouldn't have used "bust" to begin with   ;-()

So what you are saying is this poll is a bust?  :)~

No, the poll is way  :H  the use of "bust" was a total buster :thumb-down:
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2008, 12:28:36 PM »
I picked outside top 10 :Devil:
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2008, 03:49:19 PM »
Agreed, so don't let "bust" get in the way of voting, because the poll can be interpreted any way you want to interpet it. For instance:

Federer v Nadal = Good god! not again  ..-)  :sick:  :ZZZZZ)


 ;-()

So you've just contradicted yourself. On the one hand you say if the stars aren't in the final than the tournaments a bust, or not very interesting, but then you say if it's Nadal/Federer (which has yet to happen in New York), it's boring. Which is it?
I say if we see 4 new potential champions, and they are all playing at the top of their games, then it would be fantastic. Bring it on!

Yeah, I may have. I don't think it's that big a deal as I was trying to play devil's advocate to make a point: don't get hung up on "bust"; the results of the poll are more interesting.

(I probably shouldn't have used "bust" to begin with   ;-()

So what you are saying is this poll is a bust?  :)~

No, the poll is way  :H  the use of "bust" was a total buster :thumb-down:

You got busted becuse "bust" was a buster. 
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