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Old 08-24-2008, 02:37 AM   #1
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The 2008 U.S. Open Tennis Thread

So, the U.S. Open starts on Monday.

Federer and Nadal are obviously contenders. Also, as disappointing as his career as a whole has been, if there's one slam that Roddick is always a threat to go all the way in, it's this one. Djokovic is damn good, too. I'd say it has to be one of those four.

I'm rooting for Nadal or Roddick.

As for the women's draw...women's tennis just isn't very interesting right now. Henin is retired, Sharapova hasn't proven that she can consistently be a threat to win it all, the Williams sisters aren't nearly as dominant as they used to be, and there just doesn't seem to be a great time for women's tennis. That said...Sharapova or one of the Williams sisters will probably win.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:05 AM   #2
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I have always hated the timing of this open. I'm in the football mode at this point. I really wish it was earlier so I could see all the night matches because there isn't anything quite like a tennis night match.

Predictions:

Nadal will win on the men's side if only because he is on a real role winning the last major and gold in the Olympics. Federer goes out in the semi's. Roddick gets to the third round at best. Same for Blake. I just don't think Roddick and Blake are hungry and mature enough to win majors.

The troubling thing about the women's game is that there are any elite women at the moment. The Williams sisters aren't as into the game as they used to be. Sharapova still hasn't stepped up to be one of the greats. The two impossible to spell Russians lack consistency. Jankovic gets injured too much to stay healthy through a whole major. Jankovic stands the best chance of winning it but needs the killer instinct.
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Man this tournament always comes around quick!
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I'm rooting for Nadal.

As for the women, like everyone's been saying, its hard to say which one is the top contender because there is no one. So, to me, that field is wide open.
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Let's go Roddick!

And Arthur Ashe Stadium is one of my favorite sports venues in the world.
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he is on a real role
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only thing i care about is that because of some wacky ordinance david dinkins put in all the flights out of and into laguardia no longer go over the shea stadium area, thus now flying over my house instead.

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Anyone saw Bethanie Mattek and her annoying dress? I really had to give up watching after 10min!
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Anyone saw Bethanie Mattek and her annoying dress? I really had to give up watching after 10min!
I didn't watch her match, but her outfit surely couldn't have been worse than this one:



I hope Federer has pulled his act together...
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I didn't watch her match, but her outfit surely couldn't have been worse than this one:



I hope Federer has pulled his act together...
rawr?
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I didn't watch her match, but her outfit surely couldn't have been worse than this one:



I hope Federer has pulled his act together...
! But it looks like it 'fits' better LOL!!!
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Roddick won his opening match in straight sets. Looking at the draw, Roddick doesn't have a very tough road to the quarterfinals. In fact, I think we could be headed for a Roddick/Djokovic quarterfinal, which would be a very interesting match. Also, a Nadal/Blake quarterfinal seems likely.
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hopefully federer's got some confidence back after winning doubles gold in beijing.

federer and andy murray for me.
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i suck at this... but i'm awful at finding out when federer plays next. when is his round 2 match? is it tomorrow? anyone have a time?

any info would be greatly appreciated. i got satellite hook up just to watch this and football at the weekend. i don't want to miss it.
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^No, sorry I'm clueless too! Eurosport shows just very annoying matches...I still haven't seen a good one since it started.
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