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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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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2008, 05:43:57 PM »
I hope it is not a bust!  I am hoping for another sweet slam!  This one will have Fed fans and Nadal fans on the edge of their seat for various reasons, so it will be telling.  I predict Ivo will win it all!
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2008, 07:02:04 PM »
I hope it is not a bust!  I am hoping for another sweet slam!  This one will have Fed fans and Nadal fans on the edge of their seat for various reasons, so it will be telling.  I predict Ivo will win it all!

That gets at the crux of this. Should they crash out early, say SF or earlier, then what????

As for Karlovic, I'd be careful projecting best of 3 set results onto best of 5.
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2008, 09:33:55 PM »
I hope it is not a bust!  I am hoping for another sweet slam!  This one will have Fed fans and Nadal fans on the edge of their seat for various reasons, so it will be telling.  I predict Ivo will win it all!

That gets at the crux of this. Should they crash out early, say SF or earlier, then what????

As for Karlovic, I'd be careful projecting best of 3 set results onto best of 5.

Ivo has a habit.  He plays well in the warm up tournament before a slam... then bums out in the first round of the slam...  Look for that to continue at the US Open.

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2008, 11:20:07 PM »
I hope none of the top 3 win it or get to the final; there I said it. I'm on Rafa-overdrive. I'm a huge fan of his and want the best for him, but the ATP tour has turned from the Federer Express to the Rafa Airbus.



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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2008, 10:37:27 AM »
I hope it is not a bust!  I am hoping for another sweet slam!  This one will have Fed fans and Nadal fans on the edge of their seat for various reasons, so it will be telling.  I predict Ivo will win it all!

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2008, 09:49:04 PM »
I voted 1 from the 4 to 10 range...but the USO is NEVER a bust!   :mad1:
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2008, 10:02:02 PM »
I hope none of the top 3 win it or get to the final; there I said it. I'm on Rafa-overdrive. I'm a huge fan of his and want the best for him, but the ATP tour has turned from the Federer Express to the Rafa Airbus.

Oh wow... I can see you making this statement seeing as though the top 3 does not include... Roddick, Gasquet...or other favorites :innocent: :rofl_2:

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2008, 07:25:19 AM »
I'm curious at which week do the USO organizers take the ATP rankings for seeds. I mean, who will be top ranked Rafa or Roger? If they took Aug 11th, Roger, if they took Aug 18 Rafa

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2008, 02:38:57 PM »
I'm curious at which week do the USO organizers take the ATP rankings for seeds. I mean, who will be top ranked Rafa or Roger? If they took Aug 11th, Roger, if they took Aug 18 Rafa

Probably Rafa but I"m not sure.  I know there is a 'cut-off' date, but I don't know when it is.

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2008, 10:57:01 PM »
I hope none of the top 3 win it or get to the final; there I said it. I'm on Rafa-overdrive. I'm a huge fan of his and want the best for him, but the ATP tour has turned from the Federer Express to the Rafa Airbus.

Oh wow... I can see you making this statement seeing as though the top 3 does not include... Roddick, Gasquet...or other favorites :innocent: :rofl_2:

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2008, 11:34:52 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.

That's what I was thinking when I set up the poll, hence my "at least 1 player between 4-10" vote  ;-()  The rest are doo-doo
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2008, 12:30:34 AM »
I'm curious at which week do the USO organizers take the ATP rankings for seeds. I mean, who will be top ranked Rafa or Roger? If they took Aug 11th, Roger, if they took Aug 18 Rafa

Probably Rafa but I"m not sure.  I know there is a 'cut-off' date, but I don't know when it is.

Yeah the seedings for the US Open will be taken from the 18th August rankings. So Rafa will be the top seed.
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2008, 04:49:57 PM »
Murray might make a good run here(i hope so fingers crossed)as its played on a hardcourt.Never bust for me here ;-()

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2008, 04:16:08 PM »
2 out the top 3 for me, though this year it's nowhere near a sure bet.

Would love to see Roger and Rafa duking it out again! :Sword Fight:

How can the U.S. Open be a bust if you're gonna be there Brah? :))
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #34 on: August 09, 2008, 12:01:07 PM »
2 out the top 3 for me, though this year it's nowhere near a sure bet.

Would love to see Roger and Rafa duking it out again! :Sword Fight:

How can the U.S. Open be a bust if you're gonna be there Brah? :))

Rafa will have top spot in the draw,i dont think Roger will make the final.I think bottom Half is harder to come through most times.Roger will have Djokovic in his section.This is if the draws done how i think & fair.Im going to be watching the draw here. 

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2008, 03:22:57 PM »
2 out the top 3 for me, though this year it's nowhere near a sure bet.

Would love to see Roger and Rafa duking it out again! :Sword Fight:

How can the U.S. Open be a bust if you're gonna be there Brah? :))

Rafa will have top spot in the draw,i dont think Roger will make the final.I think bottom Half is harder to come through most times.Roger will have Djokovic in his section.This is if the draws done how i think & fair.Im going to be watching the draw here. 

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #36 on: August 09, 2008, 03:31:34 PM »
2 out the top 3 for me, though this year it's nowhere near a sure bet.

Would love to see Roger and Rafa duking it out again! :Sword Fight:

How can the U.S. Open be a bust if you're gonna be there Brah? :))

Rafa will have top spot in the draw,i dont think Roger will make the final.I think bottom Half is harder to come through most times.Roger will have Djokovic in his section.This is if the draws done how i think & fair.Im going to be watching the draw here. 

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Right... who is to say that Djokovic won't be drawn in the 'top' half with Rafa?! :rofl_2:  Like Babbs says, it's just a 50-50 shot either way.  And remember, this is a grand slam.  As "poorly" has Roger has been playing this year, he still has that SF streak of 17 in grand slams...and 11 out of the last 12 grand slam finals... so until he proves me wrong with  getting to the finals again... I would still bet that he would reach the finals.  It's different when you have to beat him in 5 sets vs only 3. ;-()

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2008, 05:04:37 PM »
Tennis magazine has picked Djokovic to be the champ.  We shall see about that! 
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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2008, 07:08:59 PM »
For me as a tennis fan,these are the players i like 2 watch most.Nadal Fed Djokovic & Murray.I guess other tennis fans are the same.well most tennis fans lol.

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Re: Will the US Open be a bust?
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2008, 07:28:43 PM »
For me as a tennis fan,these are the players i like 2 watch most.Nadal Fed Djokovic & Murray.I guess other tennis fans are the same.well most tennis fans lol.

Not so sure about that statement sid, some tennis fans don't like Roger, some don't like Rafa, some don't like Nole (and his family), and some don't like Murray, yet they still like and enjoy tennis

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