U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
DrJules's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 10,597
                     
U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

So Wertheim is picking a Federer win over Nadal in the US Open final with Nadal beating Murray in semi-final:

SI.com's Jon Wertheim breaks down the men's and women's seeds at the U.S. Open. Read on for the top first-round matchups, dark horses to watch and his predicted winners. Find Wertheim's women's seed report here.
Top 16 seeds

1. Rafael Nadal: He's won the past two Slams and is firmly entrenched as numero uno. But until he can prove his bona fides in New York -- where he's never won, of course, so much as reached the final -- it's hard to tab him as the favorite. Especially coming off two desultory performances in Toronto and Cincy. Physically, Nadal should be okay, a change from years past. And the draw gods have smiled on him. It's the fast court that remains a cause for concern.

2. Roger Federer: As the critics were busy considering what to wear to the Federer funeral, suddenly, the Mighty One is back, winning Cincinnati, making a personnel move and getting happier with the state of his game. Yes, he's only won two titles in 2010 and lost to lots of lesser lights. But when a five-time champ shows up in form -- especially with his 2009 vanquisher not in the draw -- how is he not the favorite?

3. Novak Djokovic: Fast becoming tennis's mystery man. A disturbing trend: He tends to play well in week one, only to have the wires short in week two. He has the game to win a second major, no one denies that. But can the heart and head (and respiratory system) cooperate?

4. Andy Murray: "Andy will win a Slam one day" is getting stale. If not now, when? Comes into his favorite major with some momentum, having beaten both Federer and Nadal this summer. And he appears comfortable with his mom as a de facto coach. Now about those seven wins...

5. Robin Soderling: Holy mediocrity, Batman. Robin ought to be a terrific hard-court player, what with those, flat pace-laced strokes. But his results this year have been most ordinary.

6. Nikolay Davydenko: Another Mystery Man. The eccentric Russian looked terrific in late 2009 and early '10, especially on the fast hard courts. But thanks largely to injury, he's hasn't been heard from much since. Always a dangerous player but lingering injury and limited match play might hinder his progress.

7. Tomas Berdych: Has yet to piggyback on his tremendous Wimbledon showing. But those flat, hard strokes ought to go over well. Plus he appears to have overcome his penchant for shaky effort. Burtal first-round draw against Michael Llodra, but after that, look out.

8. Fernando Verdasco: Loads of talent and hardcourt weaponry but the results haven't kept pace with the expectations this year. Can upgrade a fine-but-not-great season with a strong showing.

9. Andy Roddick: On the plus side, the Americans have a player back in the Top 10. It's been a funny year for Roddick, some superlative tennis (Miami) mixed with some bad losses. Plus a case of mono. Always a threat in New York -- and his draw could have been much worse -- but he surely wishes he had more momentum coming in.

10. David Ferrer: An admirable grinder who's wrung everything from his game and will win battles of attrition. But lacks the serve and arsenal to threaten for the title.

11. Marin Cilic: After a fine performance in 2009 -- in which he appeared destined for the top five -- the palindromic one has regressed this year. Last chance to salvage a disappointing season.

12. Mikhail Youzhny: Always dangerous, his power game is at odds with his physique.

13. Jurgen Melzer: Austrian lefty had done himself proud at the past two majors but appears to have a hit a wall.

14. Nicolas Almagro: Have to admire anyone with the body of a middle reliever who competes at this level. Fun, expressive player but not a threat to win a hard-court major.

15. Ivan Ljubicic: Hard-serving Croat had the week on his life on the hard courts of Indian Wells but has been quiet ever since.

16. Marcos Baghdatis: Needs the diet of Fish (his likely third-round foe). Terrifically talented player is always worth watching, but lacks to stamina/fitness to win seven best-of-five matches.
Seeds 17-32

17. Gael Monfils: A personal favorite on athleticism alone. But the results seldom keep pace with the talent.

18. John Isner: In a vacuum, he'd be a strong pick. But on a bum ankle, his game is severely compromised.

19. Mardy Fish: In throes of his finest year. Can garnish with a strong showing in New York. What's the over/under on the number of times we get the backstory on his diet?

20. Sam Querrey: The fourth American in the Top 20, Querrey is emerging as a mercurial dangerous/maddening player: winning titles, but still looking for a Slam breakthrough. May well get another crack at Murray -- for the third time in eight or so weeks -- in third round.

24. Ernests Gulbis: Not unlike Querrey, a dangerous player seeking more consistent results. Given him credit on a fine bounceback year, though.

27. Fernando Gonzalez: Gonzo's best days are behind him, but always a dangerous player on the right day.

31. David Nalbandian: The player no one wants to face. Former semifinalist is suddenly playing A-level tennis. Unlikely to hold up for seven rounds, but a major yellow highlighter on this name. If he makes it to the quarters (against Nadal?), it wouldn't be surprising at all.

32. Lleyton Hewitt: Former U.S. Open champ no longer a threat to win the title, but always a threat to win a particular match on guts alone.
Dark-horse nation

Michael Llodra: Hard-serving lefty.

Thiemo de Bakker: Young player with a bright future.

Alex Dolgopolov: Perhaps the best male player you've never heard of -- and he's only 21. Check him out.
First-round matches to watch

Gulbis vs. Jeremy Chardy: Two players of tomorrow.

Querrey vs. Bradley Klahn: Seeded American takes on 2010 NCAA champ.

Berdych vs. Michael Llodra: Tough first round opponent -- a hard-serving lefty -- for Wimbledon finalist.

Djokovic vs. Viktor Troicki: Battle for Serbia.

Lleyton Hewitt vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu: Two solid veterans.
Blue-plate upset special

None. All 16 seeds will advance. (If Isner is immobile, he could go down.)
Doubles winners

The Bryans, Bob and Mike: Time to back up the record and the summer publicity with another Slam.
Semifinals

Nadal vs. Murray

Roddick vs. Federer
Final

Federer vs. Nadal (the last time they played in the final of a major was the 2009 Australian Open)
Champion

Federer

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...men/index.html
DrJules is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 08:47 PM
Registered User
 
Pirata.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: usa
Age: 28
Posts: 13,370
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

Quote:
Nadal vs. Murray

Roddick vs. Federer


Murray and Federer maybe. Doubt that Roddick and Nadal will make the semis, but I guess it'll be two easy wins for Andy and Roger if they do

Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic: The Evoulution of a Handshake
federer ferrer wawrinka raonic flopez istomin mannarino pospisil
verdasco

Quote:
Originally Posted by QuitYerWhining View Post
Ever trolled, ever failed, no matter.
Post again, troll again, troll harder.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Clay Death View Post
mods drag this thread outside and have several spotted hyenas shit on it for 4 straight days. you may have to bribe the hyenas but they will shit on it.
Pirata. is offline  
post #3 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 08:49 PM
Registered User
 
Li Ching Yuen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Down Low.
Posts: 5,250
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

What is with people overhyping Roddick so much?...Can't you see that he can barely play tennis?
Li Ching Yuen is offline  
post #4 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 09:44 PM
country flag Pea
Registered User
 
Pea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,938
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

rodduck will go out in 2nd round.

GoOD luCk iN 2004:
{{{Alex Corretja}}}
{{{Roger Federer}}}
{{{Janko Tipsarevic}}}
{{{Andreas Vinciguerra}}}
{{{Mikhail Youzhny}}}
(Agustin Calleri)(Hicham Arazi)(Nicolas Kiefer)(Sebastien Grosjean)(Rafael Nadal)
(Tommy Robredo)(Xavier Malisse)(Gustavo Kuerten)(Rainer Schuettler)(Fernando Gonzalez)
(Mark Philippoussis)(Gaston Gaudio)(Albert Montanes)(Ivan Ljubicic)(Mariano Zabaleta) & Many More...

FoRevEr:
{{{STEFAN EDBERG}}}
Pea is offline  
post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 09:52 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3,761
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

this guy is paid to deliver this BS?
Blackbriar is offline  
post #6 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 11:36 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,017
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

Quote:
Originally Posted by Li Ching Yuen View Post
What is with people overhyping Roddick so much?...Can't you see that he can barely play tennis?
Yea those Soderling and Djokovic guys he just beat are juniors or something.
tribalfusion is offline  
post #7 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 12:23 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,535
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

Now all we need is Simon Reed's joke of a prediction.
MalwareDie is offline  
post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 12:34 AM
Registered User
 
Roamed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,725
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

Quote:
Originally Posted by MalwareDie View Post
Now all we need is Simon Reed's joke of a prediction.
He hasn't posted a prediction exactly but (surprise, surprise) heavily hyped up Murray's chances in a recent post. Poor Andy

Will Federer regain the #1 spot and break Sampras's record for most weeks at the top?

Roger // Rafa // Raonic // Söderling // Goffin // Ivo // Wawrinka // Baker // Delpo
Roamed is offline  
post #9 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 07:25 AM
Registered User
 
KarlyM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 4,258
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

Quote:
Originally Posted by MalwareDie View Post
Now all we need is Simon Reed's joke of a prediction.
+ the Bud Collins curse!
KarlyM is offline  
post #10 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 07:58 AM
Registered User
 
Li Ching Yuen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Down Low.
Posts: 5,250
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

Quote:
Originally Posted by tribalfusion View Post
Yea those Soderling and Djokovic guys he just beat are juniors or something.
Djokovic? haha

Djokovic hasn't played tennis in about 7-8 months. He's just around, for some weird reason.

And yeah, Soderling can't return serve, what's new?

I'm talking about real tennis, fanboy.
Li Ching Yuen is offline  
post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 08:58 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 4,017
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

Quote:
Originally Posted by Li Ching Yuen View Post
Djokovic? haha

Djokovic hasn't played tennis in about 7-8 months. He's just around, for some weird reason.

And yeah, Soderling can't return serve, what's new?

I'm talking about real tennis, fanboy.
2 of the top 5 players in the world are "incapable of returning serve" and just "around for some weird reason" respectively.

You are talking about fantasy tennis, fangirl.
tribalfusion is offline  
post #12 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 09:36 AM
Registered User
 
Humerus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 143
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

Jon Wertheim is a mess. That said, Djokovic's quarter is a hilarious joke: Davydenko, Djoker, Roddick and Baghdatis? A MESS!

So fierce

The WTA's number one fan:-Federers Mate-
Humerus is offline  
post #13 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 10:09 AM
Registered User
 
FairWeatherFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 970
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

Rubbish article.
FairWeatherFan is offline  
post #14 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 02:56 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,132
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

Murray and Federer final I think.
Persimmon is offline  
post #15 of 43 (permalink) Old 08-28-2010, 05:27 PM
Babolat > Other Racquets
 
River's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Age: 29
Posts: 1,663
                     
Re: U.S. Open men's seed report: Jon Wertheim

So a guy picks a logical choice in Roddick/Federer/Murray/Nadal and it's BS?

Who else in this list has had good results lately?

Nole's on respitory life support with a seriously f*cked up Draw.

Del Potro, the guy who's supposed to be favored, is not here.

Soderling has been bad lately.

Davy is still in recovery and Berdych is still struggling to reclaim his Wimbledon form.

Basically, everyone is either injured or just dead tired from the season. Roddick has been recovering, Murray is in good form, Nadal is scheduling a little better and Federer now has a decent support team with good results.

It's stupid, almost utterly stupid how people can't even see an objective article for what it is anymore. He actually said the right things, and even then people get angry, lol.

The Royal 6


"Tennis is Dea-"
"Just Shut the Hell Up and quit watching already."

ATP
Roddick | Nadal | Isner | Nishikori
WTA
Sharapova <3 | Wozniacki

River is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome