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Who is the favorite for the USO?

Johnny Groove
08-01-2008, 06:08 PM
With what has transpired in recent weeks, who is the fave for USO?

Fedmug?

#1Rafa?

Faker?

Murray?

sinaas3
08-01-2008, 06:13 PM
Fed: no chance, he's in laughable shape.
Nole: my pick.
Andy: maybe, he's doing great lately both mentally and in his game.
Rafa: no. The USO courts just aren't his best friend. Though how amazing would it be if he won?

Deathless Mortal
08-01-2008, 06:19 PM
Karlović. :)
Nah, he sucks in grand slams and can't win a 5setter, hopefully that'll change but I doubt it.
IMO Nadal of the four named in the first post, or a surprise winner. Would be great for the game.

Clay Death
08-01-2008, 06:22 PM
With what has transpired in recent weeks, who is the fave for USO?

Fedmug?

#1Rafa?

Faker?

Murray?

here is a hint. he has the best ground game on this planet. they call him the ultimate doomsday stroking machine. actually i invented that terminology. it will catch on soon enough.

i am the new mtf dictator-in -chief.

JolánGagó
08-01-2008, 06:26 PM
Rafa: no. The USO courts just aren't his best friend. Though how amazing would it be if he won?

Oh well neither were Toronto courts his friends, or Cincy, Wimby and Queens :rolleyes:

Not that I think he's the fave (I don't he is NOT the fave either) but this letany about unfriendly courts looks quite rusty already.

octatennis
08-01-2008, 06:29 PM
djoko and murray.

Clydey
08-01-2008, 06:31 PM
With what has transpired in recent weeks, who is the fave for USO?

Fedmug?

#1Rafa?

Faker?

Murray?

Rafa
Djokovic
Murray
Federer

Murray might go to 4th favourite after the Olympics, depending on whether Federer gets his act together. Right now, the 3 favourites have to be Nadal, Djokovic and Murray. Federer just isn't at the races just now and is losing to everybody.

Sebby
08-01-2008, 06:32 PM
IMO Nadal. But if him and Djoker play each other at Cincy or the Olympics and Djoker win, I would say their chances of victory are equal.

prima donna
08-01-2008, 06:34 PM
Nadal.

Andi-M
08-01-2008, 06:43 PM
Nadal



Murray /Djokovic

some mug

some more mugs

a few more mugs

Federer

Xristos
08-01-2008, 06:50 PM
Novak.

finishingmove
08-01-2008, 06:53 PM
tiger woods as far as i know

sinaas3
08-01-2008, 07:02 PM
Oh well neither were Toronto courts his friends, or Cincy, Wimby and Queens :rolleyes:

Not that I think he's the fave (I don't he is NOT the fave either) but this letany about unfriendly courts looks quite rusty already.

Yes, but Rafa has acknowledged himself has insinuated a couple of times he often doesn't 'feel' it at US Open, which showed in his results. He can't have too many fond memories of it.

But yeah, of course he has improved a lot. I just see more natural hard courters like Nole and Andy win the USO.

Clay Death
08-01-2008, 07:04 PM
tiger woods as far as i know


Nolan Ryan. he just called me to find out if the tournament was "open".

usta and itf will let him throw the ball instead of serving it.

dweijnen
08-01-2008, 07:06 PM
Chris The Gooch Guccione.

JolánGagó
08-01-2008, 07:11 PM
Chris The Gooch Guccione.

Do you have only one fixed reply for any thread? Are you a boot? :lol:

dweijnen
08-01-2008, 07:18 PM
Do you have only one fixed reply for any thread? Are you a boot? :lol:

Remember when Verkerk reached the roland garros final??, have you ever heard of SUPRISES??:rolleyes:

JolánGagó
08-01-2008, 07:27 PM
OK, let's hope...

(sorry, I meant a "bot" haha)

cmurray
08-01-2008, 07:33 PM
Murray's my pick. I am liking his hc form.

thelma
08-01-2008, 07:35 PM
Murray

DhammaTiger
08-01-2008, 07:46 PM
Djokovic

BackhandMissile
08-01-2008, 07:54 PM
Surely Federer's the favourite on blue grass!

richie21
08-01-2008, 07:56 PM
Murray

DhammaTiger
08-01-2008, 07:56 PM
Yes, but Rafa has acknowledged himself has insinuated a couple of times he often doesn't 'feel' it at US Open, which showed in his results. He can't have too many fond memories of it.

But yeah, of course he has improved a lot. I just see more natural hard courters like Nole and Andy win the USO.
This year Rafa, on hard court made 1 SF in GS (Aus Open), 1 AMS SF (IW) 2 finals (Channai and Miami) won one HC AMs (Toronto) and is in the QF in Cincy, and yet you doubt he can't still feel the hard court at the USopen. Don't judge him by last years standard, he has proven time and time again he can transcend and exceed expectations. I don't see any boundaries with Rafa. I suggest before you pontificate about what fond memories he has or doesn't have, you should his interview after winning over Serra it's posted in the Rafa forum.

PiggyGotRoasted
08-01-2008, 07:57 PM
Nadal is the favourite.

His prestigous wins on hard court over the past few months mean that he is the favourite. He was really unlucky last year to not get to the final as I mean there is noone really better than him on a hard court.

cmurray
08-01-2008, 07:59 PM
Nadal is the favourite.

His prestigous wins on hard court over the past few months mean that he is the favourite. He was really unlucky last year to not get to the final as I mean there is noone really better than him on a hard court.

:hug: It'll be alright.

scoobs
08-01-2008, 08:01 PM
Oh my God. Of course Murray is not the favourite.

I can't figure out this site. One minute he's a mug pusher who is unfit, unpleasant and going nowhere and now apparently he's favourite to win the US Open over Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Roddick, and, you know, other players who have been past the FOURTH ROUND.

What it scary about this place is just how fast the bandwagon gets rolling.

For me the favourites are probably Nadal, even though he has not been beyond the quarters there yet and so there are still ??? there, then Federer and Djokovic, neither of whom can be counted out even though both are struggling at the moment a little. Murray for me is a credible leader of the pack just behind those three, perhaps more credible than the Davydenkos and Roddicks at this stage but he still has a LOT to prove before he can be talked about as the favourite.

Roddickominator
08-01-2008, 08:01 PM
Roddick

A_Skywalker
08-01-2008, 08:08 PM
Accorind to bookies Nadal is 2.6 to win and Fed 3.6

Before 2 weeks Fed was 2.6 and Nadal 3.9

According to me, There is no favorite, its very hard to predict right now, I dont know what Fed will do and will he be ready for USO, Nadal will be steady like always but there are Blakes and Gulbises and Youzhnys :p

cmurray
08-01-2008, 08:12 PM
Oh my God. Of course Murray is not the favourite.

I can't figure out this site. One minute he's a mug pusher who is unfit, unpleasant and going nowhere and now apparently he's favourite to win the US Open over Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Roddick, and, you know, other players who have been past the FOURTH ROUND.

What it scary about this place is just how fast the bandwagon gets rolling.

For me the favourites are probably Nadal, even though he has not been beyond the quarters there yet and so there are still ??? there, then Federer and Djokovic, neither of whom can be counted out even though both are struggling at the moment a little. Murray for me is a credible leader of the pack just behind those three, perhaps more credible than the Davydenkos and Roddicks at this stage but he still has a LOT to prove before he can be talked about as the favourite.

I dunno, Scoobs. I mean, sure he hasn't been beyond the 4th round, but then again he hasn't ever enjoyed a ranking this high going into the Open AND in my opinion he has had the second best hc form this summer. I never count Federer out of a slam, but I'll say this - if Murray is in Federer's quarter and they meet, I give Murray the edge in the match. :shrug:

Then again, it could just be wishful thinking on my part. :lol:

BackhandMissile
08-01-2008, 08:13 PM
Don't forget that it's been 4 in a row for Federer. He's going to go all out, and if he loses this one (especially in the first week!) then it's going to be yet another mental blow.

This years US Open is definitely one of the most important ones in terms of implications.

For Federer it could be the turning point (either way).

For Nadal it could be the official changing of the guard, with 3 consecutive slams on 3 different surfaces (don't remember the last time it was done).

For Djokovic it would be a chance to redeem himself, and walk out of '08 as the hard court champion.

Clydey
08-01-2008, 08:18 PM
Oh my God. Of course Murray is not the favourite.

I can't figure out this site. One minute he's a mug pusher who is unfit, unpleasant and going nowhere and now apparently he's favourite to win the US Open over Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Roddick, and, you know, other players who have been past the FOURTH ROUND.

What it scary about this place is just how fast the bandwagon gets rolling.

For me the favourites are probably Nadal, even though he has not been beyond the quarters there yet and so there are still ??? there, then Federer and Djokovic, neither of whom can be counted out even though both are struggling at the moment a little. Murray for me is a credible leader of the pack just behind those three, perhaps more credible than the Davydenkos and Roddicks at this stage but he still has a LOT to prove before he can be talked about as the favourite.

It's not as if the 4th round is a bad result for someone who has only really played at the US Open twice, at the ages of 18 and 19. Last year was a write off. He was just back from injury and could barely hit his forehand.

For his second year on the tour, 4th round was a good result. It's two years later, he has a better seeding, and he's playing better than he ever has. Federer is out of sorts, so I certainly wouldn't put him as a heavy favourite. He'd need a remarkably turnaround in form to have a chance. The following list of the 4 favourites is hardly unreasonable, given current form.

Nadal
Djokovic
Murray
Federer

scoobs
08-01-2008, 08:24 PM
It's not as if the 4th round is a bad result for someone who has only really played at the US Open twice, at the ages of 18 and 19. Last year was a write off. He was just back from injury and could barely hit his forehand.

For his second year on the tour, 4th round was a good result. It's two years later, he has a better seeding, and he's playing better than he ever has. Federer is out of sorts, so I certainly wouldn't put him as a heavy favourite. He'd need a remarkably turnaround in form to have a chance. The following list of the 4 favourites is hardly unreasonable, given current form.

Nadal
Djokovic
Murray
Federer
And if he proves it there'll be few happier than I will be - but on account of one win over Djokovic and 2 AMS semi-finals and one Wimbledon QF I think it is massively premature to make him more than 4th favourite - that's justifiable. Federer may be playing like crap but he's been crap before away from the slams this year and still made 2 finals and one SF. Until he suffers one of these bad losses early at a slam, I think of him still as a force at the slams - it's still a damn sight harder to get 3 sets off him than two, that's the fact.

There are two many unknowns as to how to rank the top 3 right now in terms of favourites, and I still put Murray at no greater than fourth right now.

I guess everyone is entitled to their view, though. Just find it...odd....

scoobs
08-01-2008, 08:27 PM
I dunno, Scoobs. I mean, sure he hasn't been beyond the 4th round, but then again he hasn't ever enjoyed a ranking this high going into the Open AND in my opinion he has had the second best hc form this summer. I never count Federer out of a slam, but I'll say this - if Murray is in Federer's quarter and they meet, I give Murray the edge in the match. :shrug:

Then again, it could just be wishful thinking on my part. :lol:
Well I admire the optimism - me I'm a bit more pragmatic and I always like to see the proof before I really get excited. If he got into the QFs and the draw still looked reasonable for him to go deeper I'll get excited....right now I'm happy with the progress he's making and I'm not looking too far ahead.

Clydey
08-01-2008, 08:30 PM
And if he proves it there'll be few happier than I will be - but on account of one win over Djokovic and 2 AMS semi-finals and one Wimbledon QF I think it is massively premature to make him more than 4th favourite - that's justifiable. Federer may be playing like crap but he's been crap before away from the slams this year and still made 2 finals and one SF. Until he suffers one of these bad losses early at a slam, I think of him still as a force at the slams - it's still a damn sight harder to get 3 sets off him than two, that's the fact.

There are two many unknowns as to how to rank the top 3 right now in terms of favourites, and I still put Murray at no greater than fourth right now.

I guess everyone is entitled to their view, though. Just find it...odd....

I think Federer just seems even more out of sorts at the moment. Like I said earlier, I'll likely revise my opinion if Federer has a good showing at the Olympics. At the moment, though, I just can't see him winning it. He has been too erratic and players believe they can beat him now.

We'll see what happens. At worst, I'd have Murray as 4th favourite. I don't think guys like Roddick, Ferrer and Davydenko are playing well right now. Most of the top 10 seem to be struggling for whatever reason.

ChinoRios4Ever
08-01-2008, 08:45 PM
Wide open tournament finally :banana:

Andi-M
08-01-2008, 09:45 PM
Based on previous results Murray's probably like 6th or 7th favorite for the USO seeing as Ferrer, davydenko have made semis here before Roddick's bloody won it Djokovic has made the final, Nadal is world no 1, and obviously Fed is defending champ.
...the past is the past

Right now Murray is no.2 in the world on hardcourts. Whetehr itll be true or not going into the USO we'll have to see but the fact is every other player apart from himself and Nadal is below par. They may step it up at Olympics or USO itself but right now there are no signs of form particularly from Federer.

No way can people think Fed is favorite for the title. His only decent HC result this year is semis at the Austrailian open on rebound ace, he's not even won a MM tourny on a HC.
I know he's defending champ but come on....Im not saying he wont win it because of course he can 12 GS have got to count for something right....but for him to be favorite no way.

Nadal Djokovic Murray top 3.

PiggyGotRoasted
08-01-2008, 09:56 PM
Imo if Davydenko could play like he did last year without choking he will win it.

David Kenzie
08-01-2008, 10:58 PM
Don't underestimate Federer, I don't think the other players will because although he has lost many matches recently, he has still reached 2 GS finals and a semi this year. He is very tough to beat in a 5 set match.

ReturnWinner
08-01-2008, 11:11 PM
1-Simon
2-Moya
3-Lapentti

Mashachosen1
08-01-2008, 11:14 PM
For Federer it could be the turning point (either way).

For Nadal it could be the official changing of the guard, with 3 consecutive slams on 3 different surfaces (don't remember the last time it was done).

For Djokovic it would be a chance to redeem himself, and walk out of '08 as the hard court champion.

Uhh, uhh.. goosebumps. :D

Come on Fedal!! :worship:

*John*
08-01-2008, 11:17 PM
Order:
Novak
Nadal
Federer
Murray
Ferrer

MrChopin
08-01-2008, 11:44 PM
Federer: The loss to Simon was on blue clay and won't happen at a slam. The loss to Karlovic was a roll of the dice. In fact, there are maybe 2-3 guys that can beat him over five sets right at this moment. Fed hasn't lost a healthy slam match to anyone but Rafa for 3.5 years. That includes this year, decline of all declines. If he gets past R2 and builds some steam, which he should rather easily, he is still probably the favorite.

Nadal: The Cincy matches against Djokovic and Murray will say a lot. If he beats both of them, then you can pretty much write him into the final of the USO and he's probably the slight favorite. At that point, there's only one man in the world that can beat him over five sets. If Nadal doesn't win here, he is probably good for at least Q/S, but anything further is questionable.

Djokovic: Looked good against Gulbis, first time since he lost to Rafa at Queens. If he loses to Rafa at Cincy, there's no certainty he'll make it past the first round of USO. If he wins Cincy, he's not the favorite, but he's as good a shot as any.

Murray: Ferrer is falling apart. Davydenko is good for at best a couple of rounds. Roddick can't win from the ground anymore, plus his shoulder. Gasquet lacks a pair. Blake is in trouble. Gonzo/Tsonga fluke types don't traditionally do well at USO. That leaves Murray.

So as of 8/1:

1) Fed
2) Nadal
.
3) Djokovic
.
.
.
4) Murray

Sunset of Age
08-02-2008, 12:08 AM
Don't underestimate Federer, I don't think the other players will because although he has lost many matches recently, he has still reached 2 GS finals and a semi this year. He is very tough to beat in a 5 set match.

Don't say that, it's a dismal season for him, he's finished, no?

Oh, wait. Yeah, 99% of the players would offer his left (or right ;)) arm to get results like that. But to MTF GM, he's obviously done. :rolleyes:

NoFroz
08-02-2008, 12:17 AM
Tough call, fortunately :)

Nole and Nadal for me, in that order.

leng jai
08-02-2008, 12:18 AM
Haas.

Bernard Black
08-02-2008, 12:44 AM
Federer.

lina_seta
08-02-2008, 12:46 AM
the winner of cincy

betowiec
08-02-2008, 02:45 AM
Djokovic

rafa_maniac
08-02-2008, 03:00 AM
I'm going to wait and see what happens at the Olympics and the final rounds of Cinci before making my official prediction. I am suprised just how completely Fed is being written off though. He's the four time defending champion at the US Open, and his slam record is still among the best in history, if not THE best. Innocent until proven guilty I say, he has been touch and go out of the slams for two seasons now, I don't read much out of his early losses this month, he can turn it on at any moment. Nadal as the new world #1 and by far the best player of the year is a possible, but his upcoming match/es at Cinci will tell us a lot about how well he can fare against tough opposition on super fast hardcourts. Nole is still arguably the form player on hardcourts this year, and if he wins Cinci as I expect, I'll consider him equally likely.

Sunset of Age
08-02-2008, 03:08 AM
^^ Good, sensible post. :yeah:

Merton
08-02-2008, 03:43 AM
The one with the shortest odds right after the Olympics.

peterparker
08-02-2008, 07:50 PM
“I never saw anybody play better than him,” Nadal said. “For sure, he’s going to continue to have a lot of chances to continue to be No. 1 and win Grand Slams. Roger is having a good season, but in the last four years, he did some unbelievable things. I think he’s going to be the favorite for the Olympics and the U.S. Open.”


Imo fed. is second at this point. The djoker has been too good on the surface for a long long time now.

prima donna
08-03-2008, 12:43 AM
Rafael Nadal remains the favorite to win the U.S Open.

Johnny Groove
08-03-2008, 12:46 AM
Rafael Nadal remains the favorite to win the U.S Open.

Only if he avoids intense roadblocks like Simon, Karlovic, and Fish

Rafalover15
08-03-2008, 12:50 AM
Murray mark my words he shall win :rocker2:

finishingmove
08-03-2008, 12:52 AM
Only if he avoids intense roadblocks like Simon, Karlovic, and Fish

owned

prima donna
08-03-2008, 12:53 AM
Only if he avoids intense roadblocks like Simon, Karlovic, and Fish
I wasn't being disingenuous, but if you insist on being condescending, that's quite fine with me.

Nadal is playing really great tennis right now, he's reached the pinnacle of his career and I fully expect him to be more than a mere barrier for both Djokovic and Federer. Moreover, Roger has nothing more to prove, we've all witnessed his game at the peak of its dominance, now it's time for him to prove that he can beat younger players with evolving games, as well as greater levels of endurance than he's grown accustomed to facing in past years.

Enjoy this time and refrain from excessively gloating, as it's really quite unbecoming as a character trait.

1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Federer

Johnny Groove
08-03-2008, 01:05 AM
I wasn't being disingenuous, but if you insist on being condescending, that's quite fine with me.

Nadal is playing really great tennis right now, he's reached the pinnacle of his career and I fully expect him to be more than a mere barrier for both Djokovic and Federer. Moreover, Roger has nothing more to prove, we've all witnessed his game at the peak of its dominance, now it's time for him to prove that he can beat younger players with evolving games, as well as greater levels of endurance than he's grown accustomed to facing in past years.

Enjoy this time and refrain from excessively gloating, as it's really quite unbecoming as a character trait.

1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Federer

Oh yes, its gonna be fun with Rafa on top :yeah:

green25814
08-03-2008, 01:05 AM
I would actually love for fed to win just to see the reaction on mtf :p

Greatness
08-03-2008, 01:09 AM
Regardless of what happens at Cinci and the Olympics, I would pick Federer as the favorite. Taking 3 sets from him in a grand slam is no small feat. Novak would be my #2 pick and if he's mentally focused - watch out!

Henry Chinaski
08-03-2008, 01:25 AM
1. Nadal
2. Djok
2. Fed

according to the markets. my money has been on Djokovic for some time now.

MaryX
08-03-2008, 01:49 AM
With what has transpired in recent weeks, who is the fave for USO?
Fedmug?

#1Rafa?

Faker?

Murray?
This is the order imo and in your words:

1.Faker
2.#1Rafa
3.Fedmug
4.Murray

platinum
08-03-2008, 02:16 AM
1.Nole
2.Rafa
3.Murray
4.Monofed

smileitsmyan
08-03-2008, 02:21 AM
I want to say Djokovic but I'm afraid that it's Rafa. God I'm going to be so annoyed if Rafa wins USO...he's won enough this season :lol:

Monteque
08-03-2008, 03:18 AM
I hope Fed. Nole is the biggest challenge.

shilapova
08-03-2008, 04:31 AM
nole and roger, of course..

nadal noooooo!!

rofe
08-03-2008, 04:40 AM
#1 is always the favorite so that would be Nadal. It doesn't matter who comes after that.

Lillith
08-03-2008, 04:41 AM
I just love the fanboys and girls on this site, apparently very few can actually look at this sport objectively. I'm not his fan, but Djokovic has to be considered the strong favorite, with Federer a fairly distant second. Murray and any of the other talented young ones could be the dark horse of the tournament, and it would be nice to see a first timer if my favorite can't get his act together. I won't be unhappy, but I would be very surprised if Nadal can win the USO. More players are up for a major, and he just hasn't been that good in New York.

Exodus
08-03-2008, 09:22 AM
djoker
gasquet

Andi-M
08-03-2008, 10:01 AM
djoker
gasquet

You sound like richie 21.

Venle
08-03-2008, 10:04 AM
Federer and Djokovic maybe

Halba
08-03-2008, 10:12 AM
djokovic

who is federer?

Commander Data
08-03-2008, 10:55 AM
Nole


Fed


Nadal

Ivanatis
08-03-2008, 11:03 AM
right now it's between Rafa and Nole

but there's still some weeks time in which Roger can close the gap (by winning Olympic Gold for example)

BlueSwan
08-03-2008, 11:09 AM
I would say that Nadal and Djokovic are a notch above the rest at the moment. Nadal is probably #1 favourite just because I have a hard time seeing anyone other than Djokovic beating him right now, whereas Djokovic isn't quite as consistent and could lose to a number of guys if he has one of his off-days. Nadal doesn't seem to have off days - when he loses (as he does ever more rarely) it's because some player on a roll is playing out of his mind.

Third favourite is still Federer. He's out of sorts at the moment, but this is still a Grand Slam that he has won for the last 4 years running. Best of 5 will always favour Federer against anyone, except against Nadal on clay.

Fourth favourite is probably Murray - but let's face it: one of the top 3 will win as usual.

MILOS
08-03-2008, 11:35 AM
Djokaj definitly.
Maybe even Roger,Ferrer or Roddick.
Rafa not for sure

Chloe le Bopper
08-03-2008, 11:48 AM
Federer: The loss to Simon was on blue clay and won't happen at a slam. The loss to Karlovic was a roll of the dice. In fact, there are maybe 2-3 guys that can beat him over five sets right at this moment. Fed hasn't lost a healthy slam match to anyone but Rafa for 3.5 years. That includes this year, decline of all declines. If he gets past R2 and builds some steam, which he should rather easily, he is still probably the favorite.

Good point about his record in slams... which is being seriously overlooked in favour of recent results. While recent results shouldn't be totally disregarded, the fact that he hasn't had a bad loss in a slam since forever ago is key. Still, I don't put him as the favourite over Djokovic, who has been the best hardcourt player this year. Rankings, Cincy final result, and Olympics be damned, Djokovic is the favourite to win the USO. I won't be terribly surprised if he doesn't, though.

In spite of the fact that I like Nadal and Djokovic better than Federer, I hope Federer wins. My dislike of Sampras is great enough for me to get over this and root for Federer to bust his records :D

platinum
08-03-2008, 01:49 PM
who is federer?

:haha:

potres
08-03-2008, 02:00 PM
i think nadal is favourite but id like to see djokovic win

zeleni
08-03-2008, 02:11 PM
Obviously it's Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, in whatever order...

PiggyGotRoasted
08-03-2008, 02:14 PM
Djokovic
Federer
Davydenko
Murray

In that order, simply because its about time davydenko didnt choke in a slam or have a stupid loss somewhere through and its about time murray broke through which he is doing at the moment.

richie21
08-03-2008, 03:07 PM
You sound like richie 21.

Even i would never pick Gasquet to win the US Open.
The only grand slam he has a chance to win(and that he'll probably win) is Wimbledon and that's about it.

oranges
08-03-2008, 04:01 PM
You sound like richie 21.

Says someone who thinks the first GS QF and MS final qualifies as a favorite for who knows what not ;)

MIMIC
08-03-2008, 04:24 PM
1. Djokovic
2. Federer
3. Nadal
4. Murray
5. Roddick

Johnny Groove
08-03-2008, 04:28 PM
1. Djokovic
2. Federer/Nadal
3. Murray

Mansave_75
08-03-2008, 08:04 PM
Nadal, as he will be the #1 and the 1st seed too. He's to demonstrate he's a real deal there at Flushing Meadows.

Regenbogen
08-03-2008, 08:41 PM
I'd say Djokovic since I can't see Nadal having a chance and Djokovic would have the edge over Federer right now. And I definitely don't think Murray is.

But I don't really have a clue who'll win and I'm happy about that :D

Mateya
08-03-2008, 09:33 PM
Djokaj definitly.
Maybe even Roger,Ferrer or Roddick.
Rafa not for sure.

Yeah, Roddick and Ferrer who can't win two matches in a row lately, have a great chance. :retard: Greater chance than Rafa.

Big 3 are the favourites again...just in a little mixed order (Djoker,Rafa,Fedmug).

There is always a chance for a dark horse, like Tsonga at AO, but I just can't see any dark horse actualy winning USopen.
:angel:

scarecrows
08-03-2008, 09:40 PM
Murray of course

NadalSharapova
08-03-2008, 10:22 PM
nadal
djokovic
federer

finishingmove
08-03-2008, 10:35 PM
Murray of course

bandwagonning clown!

nadal is the clear and only favourite. ;)

goldenlox
08-03-2008, 11:15 PM
The favorite will be Federer. But he's obviously off his best form.
Nadal is very beatable on this surface.
Djokovic has a decent chance, also beatable.
Then there are about 10 mugs who, if everything broke right, have a chance.

The most wide open's mens major in years.

fast_clay
08-03-2008, 11:23 PM
The most wide open's mens major in years.

2/1 Nadal, Djokovic
3.5/1 Federer
4/1 Murray

i think djokovic is looking equal fave here right now... even despite djokovic losing to murray in the past two events... i think murray and federer are still feeling the affects of 'muggonucleosis' and have a better chance of losing to some overacheiving chump before the semis than Jokeface n Roidbot..

crude oil
08-03-2008, 11:49 PM
nalbygoat

MaryX
08-04-2008, 12:04 AM
Nothing changed in my opinion-still Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Murray, except Murray is at Nole's side of draw :D

superhoops
08-04-2008, 12:32 AM
As usual Muzza and Djoko will be in Nadal's half, murray will have to play gasquet and fed will have a piss easy route to the final which he will make although it will be a struggle, then he will get creamed by Djoko in final.

JolánGagó
08-04-2008, 12:38 AM
Neither Muzza nor Djoker can sustain 5-set against Nadal. Federer will lost in round32 to Starace. Obvious fave is Rafzilla.

Johnny Groove
08-04-2008, 12:43 AM
Both Djokovic and Murray looked spent out there today after only two sets. I doubt either can hold up for 5 sets against Nadal unless its a night match.

MaryX
08-04-2008, 01:07 AM
Neither Muzza nor Djoker can sustain 5-set against Nadal. Federer will lost in round32 to Starace. Obvious fave is Rafzilla.
No, Nole can't win in 5 sets against Nadal.He must do it very quickly, same as yesterday -not that it would be easy.As for Murray, don't know, but I think things go this way-you must defeat Nadal in 2 of 3 set matches, to even dream of getting him in 3 of 5 format.
Anayway, I think it is better for Novak to be in Fed's half, but hey, I'm not the only one now.It would be fine if he could avoid Murray, too :D .But, apart from these wishes, let the best one get this precious USO title :)

smileitsmyan
08-04-2008, 01:23 AM
Both Djokovic and Murray looked spent out there today after only two sets. I doubt either can hold up for 5 sets against Nadal unless its a night match.

well New York isn't as hot and humid as Cincinnati. As long as either players get off to a good start and keep the points short then I think they (Nole lol) stand a good chance against Rafa.

Albatros99
08-04-2008, 01:26 AM
Neither Muzza nor Djoker can sustain 5-set against Nadal. Federer will lost in round32 to Starace. Obvious fave is Rafzilla.

Only if Nadal can recover, physically and tactically. The two go hand in hand: when Nadal is tired he turns colour blind and can't distinguish blue clay from red clay. So he starts playing so passively that he gets easily outplayed by aggressive players on song. Uncle Toni must remind Nadal that on blue clay he has to be more aggressive as he was on green clay one month ago but for Nadal to practice his new adquired skills he needs to be rested, otherwise he easily forgets and goes back to his old and unproductive ways.

sawan66278
08-04-2008, 01:38 AM
There is no FAVORITE. There are five likely champions: Rafa, Roger, Novak, and the two Andys.

BUT: Mark my words...if anyone of the three (obviously not including Roddick) win big at the Olympics, only Roger can go on and win both. Neither Rafa or Novak can win both the gold and the U.S. Open title.

Warrior
08-04-2008, 02:06 AM
The favorite will be Federer. But he's obviously off his best form.
Nadal is very beatable on this surface.
Djokovic has a decent chance, also beatable.
Then there are about 10 mugs who, if everything broke right, have a chance.

The most wide open's mens major in years.

so true

Lucinda
08-04-2008, 03:22 AM
I still think Nadal has a great chance to win the US Open. If Federer can get his act together in time, then I'd say he's still the favorite.

Mechlan
08-04-2008, 05:13 AM
Still Djokovic. He was close last year and is better this year.

Federer is very form dependent. He loves those courts, but has been crap of late. I'd still be surprised if he lost early though.

Nadal is vulnerable to the big hitters, even with his improved game. The bounce makes a big difference and the ball really slides through in New York.

Murray is still a bit of a wild card. He made a great first step today, but he's still never been past the quarters of a slam. Not sure if he's ready to take that next step just yet.

Clay Death
08-04-2008, 06:01 AM
Still Djokovic. He was close last year and is better this year.

Federer is very form dependent. He loves those courts, but has been crap of late. I'd still be surprised if he lost early though.

Nadal is vulnerable to the big hitters, even with his improved game. The bounce makes a big difference and the ball really slides through in New York.

Murray is still a bit of a wild card. He made a great first step today, but he's still never been past the quarters of a slam. Not sure if he's ready to take that next step just yet.

a lot depends on the draw. each of the big 3 needs a very kind draw to make it happen.

for instance, Nadal`s chances improve if Fed and Djokovic are in the same 1/2.

in any case, this Open is going to be quite interesting. Murray too is good for some big time scalps there.

gjr
08-04-2008, 08:29 AM
I'm not too convinced of Murrays chances just yet. A lot will depend on the 2 draws and how far he gets at the Olympics.

It's a long stretch from Toronto-Cinci-Olympics-US open. If Andy does well in China then I would be amazed if he lasted 7 best of 5 at the open.

Bazooka
08-04-2008, 08:53 AM
Impossible to predict. The result will be pretty random if you ask me. Too many variables no one can predict.

Variable #1: Will Roger Federer be back? maybe, as he can react to losing #1 in an unexpected way, also I think his crisis has nothing to do with game, it's all mental so it ccan bounce any minute.

Variable #2: Djokovic's consistency. He hasn't won 7 matches in a row since the AO, and that's what you need to do to win a slam. Without a doubt, he is the most dangerous when on fire, but he's rarely like that nowadays.

Variable #3: Nadal fatigue. Will his legs be like the ones he had at Queens and Wimbledon, or like last week?

Variable #4: Murray progression. I always thought he was a mug, but he seems to have found something... can he advance a step further?

prima donna
09-09-2008, 12:33 AM
Hindsight is 20/20.

Bernard Black
09-09-2008, 12:38 AM
Federer.

:sport:

leng jai
09-09-2008, 12:47 AM
:sport:

Wrong. The underdog won today.