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15 takeaways from US Open 2010

So what are the takeaways from this slam in your opinion. Here are mine:

1. Rafa is clearly the best player in the world... for now anyway
2. Novak needs a lot of work to challenge for slams.
3. Murray is overrated and needs to work.
4. Where are the promising generation (gulbis, baghdatis, cilic, young)
5. American tennis is in shambles
6. Andy Roddick may be done as a top 5 guy
7. Commentary is still bad.
8. Coverage was awful
9. Super Saturday is terrible.
10. women still get paid more than men.
11. Delpo was sorely missed.
12. The need for redrawing after each round was evident.
13. Federer is not done but won't dominate. Needs to be more aggressive.
14. Simon Reed was right about Rafa and dead wrong about Murray
15. Haters will hate and will make a fool of themselves (by popular demand )

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Re: 12 takeaways from US Open 2010

1.american media sucks.

2.Rafa, I'm proud of what you've done, and I'm proud of witnessing your Tier 1 GOAT candidate era, but for the sake of tennis, and for the sake of it not getting too boring, LOSE ALREADY!!!

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Re: 12 takeaways from US Open 2010

Agree with all but #2 and #12...
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Some actual sense in this post, well done. Djokovic just needs to play and believe in himself like he did here and improve fitness. The re-draw would be ridiculous, players would have little to no time to prepare and it wouldn't fix anything, just give people even more opportunities to moan about the draw.
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Re: 12 takeaways from US Open 2010

Del potro was the biggest miss.

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But he lost 23 times against you.
's right. We have to also throw into the mix. But I do not think it is currently the decisive factor. But he has achieved in my opinion too much. Maybe this is crucial if I move him even closer after major victories. But 14 or 17 Grand Slam titles is a significant difference. At the present time there is no question that he must be the greater player than me.

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Some actual sense in this post, well done. Djokovic just needs to play and believe in himself like he did here and improve fitness. The re-draw would be ridiculous, players would have little to no time to prepare and it wouldn't fix anything, just give people even more opportunities to moan about the draw.
I like Champions Leagues model better. Maybe redraw the first 4 rounds and then go with a fixed on. I don't know. That way, if someone loses very early, the draw does not completely open up.

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Poor event ultimately, ruined by heat taking out a lot of interesting players, then wind making some of the better later matches farcical.


Djokovic can't be considered a slam challenger with the laughable level of fitness he showed today. Turns up, plays like garbage for a set, has a big rainbreak, then only lasts physically for an hour after that? Very poor.

Murray needs an experienced coach to head his team - two years in a row he gets injured here can't be a coincidence, that needs better scheduling and general management. A coach might have told him to tank in Cincinnati when he was given his 7th match in a row in brutal daytime heat, for example.

Masters Federer (aka Federror) is increasingly making comedy appearances in slams too. Was it 24 UEs in the final set vs Djoko? Woeful.

Nadal can beat a bunch of easy opponents on fast hard, then Verdasco and Youzhny and Djokovic all coming off 5 setters. This much isn't new, it would be expected before the tournament. It remains to be seen how he might handle a fit Djokovic with gas to play more than one competent set in a match, or Del Potro, or Murray. Federror of course would crumble as he always does.

Soderling probably did as much as can be expected. Managed to avoid another heat-induced flop first round (Haider-Maurer serving like Karlovic didn't help), and went as far as he could. Against Federer in the wind he has zero chance. A good end of season and he could move further up the rankings, 3 is quite possible, even 2 if Fed does the usual tank job the rest of the season.

Verdasco bending over for Nadal is a little predictable, I suppose. With his recent form, and the wind making it harder, it's perhaps excusable. Still, the way he did it was plain Almagro-in-Bercy embarrassing: start strong, overpower opponent, good discipline.... then donate the break away with consecutive doublesfaults, and give up afterwards.

Monfils is one of the bigger disappointments, having shown some early round discipline and focus he was just utterly ridiculous vs Djoko. Not sure why Rasheed bothers with him.

Cilic remains wildly, wildly off form.

Youz somehow stumbled through to the semis, and picks up a huge chunk of points. Well done to him, especially since he's not actually playing especially well (as he himself admitted).

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1. Nadal owns his haters.

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Poor event ultimately, ruined by heat taking out a lot of interesting players, then wind making some of the better later matches farcical.


Djokovic can't be considered a slam challenger with the laughable level of fitness he showed today. Turns up, plays like garbage for a set, has a big rainbreak, then only lasts physically for an hour after that? Very poor.

Murray needs an experienced coach to head his team - two years in a row he gets injured here can't be a coincidence, that needs better scheduling and general management. A coach might have told him to tank in Cincinnati when he was given his 7th match in a row in brutal daytime heat, for example.

Masters Federer (aka Federror) is increasingly making comedy appearances in slams too. Was it 24 UEs in the final set vs Djoko? Woeful.

Nadal can beat a bunch of easy opponents on fast hard, then Verdasco and Youzhny and Djokovic all coming off 5 setters. This much isn't new, it would be expected before the tournament. It remains to be seen how he might handle a fit Djokovic with gas to play more than one competent set in a match, or Del Potro, or Murray. Federror of course would crumble as he always does.

Soderling probably did as much as can be expected. Managed to avoid another heat-induced flop first round (Haider-Maurer serving like Karlovic didn't help), and went as far as he could. Against Federer in the wind he has zero chance. A good end of season and he could move further up the rankings, 3 is quite possible, even 2 if Fed does the usual tank job the rest of the season.

Monfils is one of the bigger disappointments, having shown some early round discipline and focus he was just utterly ridiculous vs Djoko. Not sure why Rasheed bothers with him.
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Re: 14 takeaways from US Open 2010

Add this one too:

0. Haterz will hate (and mostly make fools of themselves).
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So what are the takeaways from this slam in your opinion. Here are mine:

1. Rafa is clearly the best player in the world... for now anyway
2. Novak needs a lot of work to challenge for slams.
3. Murray is overrated and needs to work.
4. Where are the promising generation (gulbis, baghdatis, cilic, young)
5. American tennis is in shambles
6. Andy Roddick may be done as a top 5 guy
7. Commentary is still bad.
8. Coverage was awful
9. Super Saturday is terrible.
10. women still get paid more than men.
11. Delpo was sorely missed.
12. The need for redrawing after each round was evident.
13. Federer is not done but won't dominate. Needs to be more aggressive.
14. Simon Reed was right about Rafa and dead wrong about Murray
15. Haters will hate and will make a fool of themselves (by popular demand )

yours?
What the?
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What the?
Fitness. Nole was out of gas after 3rd set.
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he needs a push for the final hurdle! People kept on harping on about how his long match against Roger was going to take away from his fitness in the final...all along i was thinking he's 23 YEARS OLD this is suppose to be the prime/peak of his physical power; if he can't recover quickly from a 5 setter at 23 when can he?
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12 is stupid.

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Poor event ultimately, ruined by heat taking out a lot of interesting players, then wind making some of the better later matches farcical.


Djokovic can't be considered a slam challenger with the laughable level of fitness he showed today. Turns up, plays like garbage for a set, has a big rainbreak, then only lasts physically for an hour after that? Very poor.

Murray needs an experienced coach to head his team - two years in a row he gets injured here can't be a coincidence, that needs better scheduling and general management. A coach might have told him to tank in Cincinnati when he was given his 7th match in a row in brutal daytime heat, for example.

Masters Federer (aka Federror) is increasingly making comedy appearances in slams too. Was it 24 UEs in the final set vs Djoko? Woeful.

Nadal can beat a bunch of easy opponents on fast hard, then Verdasco and Youzhny and Djokovic all coming off 5 setters. This much isn't new, it would be expected before the tournament. It remains to be seen how he might handle a fit Djokovic with gas to play more than one competent set in a match, or Del Potro, or Murray. Federror of course would crumble as he always does.

Soderling probably did as much as can be expected. Managed to avoid another heat-induced flop first round (Haider-Maurer serving like Karlovic didn't help), and went as far as he could. Against Federer in the wind he has zero chance. A good end of season and he could move further up the rankings, 3 is quite possible, even 2 if Fed does the usual tank job the rest of the season.

Verdasco bending over for Nadal is a little predictable, I suppose. With his recent form, and the wind making it harder, it's perhaps excusable. Still, the way he did it was plain Almagro-in-Bercy embarrassing: start strong, overpower opponent, good discipline.... then donate the break away with consecutive doublesfaults, and give up afterwards.

Monfils is one of the bigger disappointments, having shown some early round discipline and focus he was just utterly ridiculous vs Djoko. Not sure why Rasheed bothers with him.

Cilic remains wildly, wildly off form.

Youz somehow stumbled through to the semis, and picks up a huge chunk of points. Well done to him, especially since he's not actually playing especially well (as he himself admitted).
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