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Surprised to see no thread. Timings are hard for those based in India, out of all the majors USO is the one I have followed the least over the years. Let's keep track of the event. WTA no 1 Halep knocked out, Stan beat Dimitrov in R1 and British no 1 Edmund too made an early exit. Nadal has an easy draw, Fed-Nole potential QF. 

 

Heart wants Federer and Ostapenko to win.

Mind says Nadal and Sloane Stephens. 

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3 hours ago, Gollum said:

Surprised to see no thread. Timings are hard for those based in India, out of all the majors USO is the one I have followed the least over the years. Let's keep track of the event. WTA no 1 Halep knocked out, Stan beat Dimitrov in R1 and British no 1 Edmund too made an early exit. Nadal has an easy draw, Fed-Nole potential QF. 

 

Heart wants Federer and Ostapenko to win.

Mind says Nadal and Sloane Stephens. 

I see as all new winners this time. May be Djokovic might have an edge but lets see.

 

In Women, I see Kerber as the winner

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Federer is not in good form and not good enough to take on an inform del potro,novack ,Nadal in bo5 atm .

 All depends on how he feels the court and how his body reacts in the first 4 rounds because he'll have to be on the top of his game against novack in the qf on this slow uso court but all said and done if the courts play fast this time then he'll have a shot .

I've got no idea who'll reach the finals because you never know the upsets on the cards in uso. 

I'll go with a delpo-Djokovic final 

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2 hours ago, Adi BB said:

Federer is not in good form and not good enough to take on an inform del potro,novack ,Nadal in bo5 atm .

 All depends on how he feels the court and how his body reacts in the first 4 rounds because he'll have to be on the top of his game against novack in the qf on this slow uso court but all said and done if the courts play fast this time then he'll have a shot .

I've got no idea who'll reach the finals because you never know the upsets on the cards in uso. 

I'll go with a delpo-Djokovic final 

Conditions playing at the perfect pace for Fed. Not as slow as last year but also not very quick. Fed's ROS post AO has been horrendous and on quicker courts that flaw was a big drawback......this is the perfect pace for his declined ROS. Also now that his killer FH is gone he needs the 2017 Indian Wells BH, to unleash that a moderately high bouncing medium paced hard court is best. Also he looked slower this year and his kissing the baseline strategy won't work on faster courts. I am glad he is on collision course with Nole in QF, he may feel less pressure at that stage of the tournament. If he loses fine, will be easier to digest rather than SF/F heartbreak. If he wins he gets confidence and a great baseline workout that may come in handy against the likes of Nadal and Potro. 

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41 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

want nadal to close the gap with fed., but djoker will win. he is in ominous form. He will win it.

Nadal has looked the best this year methinks. If not for closed roof he may well have won SW19. Nole won Cincy but Nadal showed a much higher level in Rogers Cup, also USO F H2H advantage is with the Spaniard. In general Nole has been poor in USO finishing stages, 5 F losses and meagre 2 wins. 

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Rogers cup is played on a much slower surface which Fed never won in his life, while Cincinnati is the fastest in the US open series which does not suit Novak's game. So the comparisons about their performance there would not be valid for the US open. My favorite to win the US open would be Novak ahead of both Rafa and Fed. Outside the top three, I think the only other contender might be Cilic. Delpo will not last the rigor of a grand slam end of the second week. Zverev, I don't think has the mental toughness yet.

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6 hours ago, eternalhope said:

Rogers cup is played on a much slower surface which Fed never won in his life, while Cincinnati is the fastest in the US open series which does not suit Novak's game. So the comparisons about their performance there would not be valid for the US open. My favorite to win the US open would be Novak ahead of both Rafa and Fed. Outside the top three, I think the only other contender might be Cilic. Delpo will not last the rigor of a grand slam end of the second week. Zverev, I don't think has the mental toughness yet.

Roger has won here twice 

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10 hours ago, Adi BB said:

Roger has won here twice 

Yes you are right. I got the wrong info from my kids on the day Djoker got to his Golden Masters at Cincinnati as they were researching what Fed and Rafa did not win. They were saying that Roger never won Rogers :cantstop:. Should have verified, but thanks for letting me know.

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Sad to see all the fighters like David Ferrer and Giles Muller retire. This was their last grandslam. Even for Mikhail Youzhny.

 

David ferrer is the goat of all the fighters, 

 

One of the best Tennis players of this generation who just could not beat the top3 but was regularly their in Quarters and Semis and way above rest of the players whom he was way ahead in the game, but just not in top 4.

 

Absolute legend. 

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Isner vs Jarry was an epic match today. Absolute Davis cup atmosphere as all Chilean fans were doing Ole Ole chants and other random chants in Spanish and they were in big numbers. US crowd started pulling “USA USA” chants and that fired Isner up. Just look at the ending of the match when Isner breaks to go 5-4 up and the match point. He was pumped.

 

Best match so far this US Open.

 

 

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Guys, Alex De Minaurnis going to be the next big thing. I can surelys ee him winning slams. Rhe guy fights dor every point like crazy. I saw him in person two straight tournaments - in US Open and in Citi Open in WashigtonDC and every match he has shown promise that he is a slam

contender in coming years.

 

Still bit raw but he will win a slam some day.

 

Also Karen Khachanov is an amazing taleny. These two for me are the deal for now.

 

 

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Federer lost to John Millman, first time Roger lost to a 50+ ranking opponent in US open. It would have been fun watching Federer Vs Djokovic. 

Humidity troubled Roger a lot as he admitted in the PC having struggled to breathe during the match. 

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7 hours ago, Turning_track said:

Federer lost to John Millman, first time Roger lost to a 50+ ranking opponent in US open. It would have been fun watching Federer Vs Djokovic. 

Humidity troubled Roger a lot as he admitted in the PC having struggled to breathe during the match. 

37. extreme weathers will beat elite athletes in their 30s in tennis, nevermind nearing dinosaur age in tennis. 

Its too bad, but i think a lot of people got carried away with his successes in the last year and half thinking it'd be a new era of Federer- well, he is now in terminal decline i think. One last huzzah and its over for him. 

 

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6 hours ago, Muloghonto said:

37. extreme weathers will beat elite athletes in their 30s in tennis, nevermind nearing dinosaur age in tennis. 

Its too bad, but i think a lot of people got carried away with his successes in the last year and half thinking it'd be a new era of Federer- well, he is now in terminal decline i think. One last huzzah and its over for him. 

 

Yes, age is showing its effects on him. If he's having trouble over here, it will be more difficult for him during peak Aussie summer in next year's A.O.

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On 8/28/2018 at 3:55 PM, DHONI_FANN said:

I think it will be either Del Potro or Djokovic 

 

On 8/28/2018 at 1:55 AM, Gollum said:

Looks like I was spot on with my prediction :aha:

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I don’t like demeaning Tennis greats like. NAdal and his fans, but its pathetic to see 7th time in a row Nadal retiring from a game when he is 2 sets down in a grandslam. Just complete the freaking game and lose like a man and behave like a champion. He messes up his legacy by doing this stuff. No one is going to take away the honor he has of winning 17 slams but he and his fans must take the criticism that Nadal does this shyt every time he feels he can’t come back in the game.

 

This is 7 times now. Absolute Bs.

 

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On 8/28/2018 at 2:10 AM, Gollum said:

Following this US open regularly even though  timing is horrible for me. Just didn't post here :dontknow:

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Even though Nole has a good H2H against Del potro i feel if Del potro serves the final will be more than competitive.

Nole facing big hitter for the first time :nervous:  This reminds me of Stan-Nole USO 2016 final.

This might go the distance :pop2:

Ajde Nole :cheer:

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Absolute horrific behavour from Serena in the final. Refereeing was bad but Serena’s behavour was worse. She should have taken the decision sportingly. The whole drama about “I have a daughter” etc was bs and nasty. Referee just penalised her for one point and she kept on going. I do feel referee could have been less harsh but he was still well within his rules to put the violation.

 

Serena’s behavour was absolutely apalling.

 

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Fakervic's luck is out of this world. I would have actually preferred Nadal to win. What a useless powder puff draw for Djokovic and Del Potro choking like no tomorrow in the second set. Not to mention, the lady chairperson was absolutely terrible, whoever she was. She let Djokovic get away with so many time violations. What is the point of having a shot clock then?

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