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So who clinches the US Open Series?

asianboy
08-04-2008, 04:34 AM
I know rafa and andy has the same points, so who wins?

SheepleBuster
08-04-2008, 04:42 AM
Rafa has the tie-breaker but he will also play a small tournament on Clay on the eve of the U.S. open which gives him an extra 1 point. Also don't underestimate Roddick. He is upset that he slept awkwardly and missed the opportunity to beat Murray in the semis. He will win all these 3rd tier tournament and might make it past the top 2 guys.

Ackms421
08-04-2008, 04:56 AM
Is he seriously playing a "small clay tournament" b/f the open? Which tournament? Wow, that's insane. Toronto, Cincy, Beijing, and then he is squeezing in some clay tourney b/f the USO?? C'mon Rafa, be smart!

asianboy
08-04-2008, 05:03 AM
Thanks cyrusking. I would never thought they will play after Olympics, considering jet lag etc. Its ok if Andy or Rafa lost in early rounds in the olympics so they could easily go back to the US.

SheepleBuster
08-04-2008, 05:09 AM
Well. I think the U.S. Open series this year is just a joke. Actually it always is. Why not just have 3 Big tournament before the open and let that decide who wins extra one mil. It's not like Sam Querry or whoever wins these smaller tournaments has a chance to compete for that extra mil. Also, people who go to Olympics basically have no chance of winning the series unless they reach the final or win the two masters series. It's crazy!

Clay Death
08-04-2008, 05:11 AM
Rafa has the tie-breaker but he will also play a small tournament on Clay on the eve of the U.S. open which gives him an extra 1 point. Also don't underestimate Roddick. He is upset that he slept awkwardly and missed the opportunity to beat Murray in the semis. He will win all these 3rd tier tournament and might make it past the top 2 guys.


i am not buying that. what small clay event is the Clay Monster playing on the eve of the U.S. Open?

as for the u.s open series, who gives a damn. Nadal doesnt need the money. he has $20 mill (career) in prize money already and over 6 times that in endorsements. he is worth about $120-$130 million already and the corporate sponsors are lined up from here to china to sign him up. Wimbledon title was huge for him.

SheepleBuster
08-04-2008, 05:13 AM
i am not buying that. what small clay event is the Clay Monster playing on the eve of the U.S. Open?

as for the u.s open series, who gives a damn. Nadal doesnt need the money. he has $20 mill (career) in prize money already and over 6 times that in endorsements. he is worth about $120-$130 million already and the corporate sponsors are lined up from here to china to sign him up. Wimbledon title was huge for him.

I think I heard there was one he was going to participate in. But he has the tie-breaker so it shouldn't matter anyway. I am not sure who can catch him. Just out curiousity, can someone like lose the first round at the Olympics and then go compete at one of these smaller tournaments? I don't think you need to hang around for the whole time

musicilike
08-04-2008, 05:43 AM
Tie-Break Procedures: The following tie-break procedures will be used in the event of any tie(s) for the first, second and/or third place finishers.

In the event of a 2-way tie (for either first place and second place, or second place and third place, or third place and fourth place), then a-e below shall be applied, in order, until the tie is broken:

a. Head-to-head record in Olympus US Open Series matches (in the current year)
b. Greatest number of Olympus US Open Series matches won (in the current year)
c. Greatest number of Olympus US Open Series sets won (in the current year)
d. Greatest number of Olympus US Open Series games won (in the current year)
e. If a tie still exists after applying the above, the tie shall be broken by a coin toss

In the event of a 3-way tie, then b-e above shall be applied, in order, until the tie is broken and the first place finisher is determined. The remaining 2-way tie shall be broken by applying a-e above, in order, until the tie is broken.

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 05:43 AM
Wtf, Rafa is not stupid enough to play a clay event between the Olympics and the USO come on now :lol:

As for Andy, he's not going to the Olympics at all, and he's not even serving or hitting normal forehands right now so there's no way he's gonna come back and win the USO Series that's for sure

~*BGT*~
08-04-2008, 05:49 AM
The only tournament between the Olympics and the USO is New Haven and that's HC.

Clay Death
08-04-2008, 05:52 AM
Wtf, Rafa is not stupid enough to play a clay event between the Olympics and the USO come on now :lol:

As for Andy, he's not going to the Olympics at all, and he's not even serving or hitting normal forehands right now so there's no way he's gonna come back and win the USO Series that's for sure


Roddick is in deeeeeeeeeeeeep shit. he is dropping in rankings like rock. just hit #9. at this rate, he could get some of tough players early on at the Open. lower rankings would diminish his chances at the Open in my estimation.

he needs a coach fast. Killer Cahill may be of some help in some sort of advisory capacity. i would also consider Tony Roche.

now with respect to open series and Roddick, he could win this upcoming tournament.

Mimi
08-04-2008, 07:03 AM
roger and roddiick should fight to have sampras as coach :boxing:

Roddick is in deeeeeeeeeeeeep shit. he is dropping in rankings like rock. just hit #9. at this rate, he could get some of tough players early on at the Open. lower rankings would diminish his chances at the Open in my estimation.

he needs a coach fast. Killer Cahill may be of some help in some sort of advisory capacity. i would also consider Tony Roche.

now with respect to open series and Roddick, he could win this upcoming tournament.

Foxy
08-04-2008, 07:46 AM
Only Roddick or Haas could possibly overtake Rafa at the race. But they have pretty much to win 2 tournaments to do so. And the remaining are LA, Washington and New Haven. Not too hard if you ask me as nobody from the top guns would show there because of the Olympics and looming US Open.

scoobs
08-04-2008, 09:07 AM
Looks like Rafa will be the winner of the Series this year as it's unlikely his and Andy's 145 points will be overhauled, and on the tiebreaker, Rafa's win over Andy in Toronto seals it.

Manon
08-04-2008, 09:46 AM
Novak Djokovic, who else? Murray or Him? Nope.

Jimnik
08-04-2008, 10:10 AM
It take it the Olympics isn't part of the series so it must be over already.

scoobs
08-04-2008, 10:13 AM
Well there's still LA this week, Washington next week and then Pilot Pen in New Haven so if someone goes on a mad tear...

Would think it's unlikely Murray and Nadal will be caught but who knows.

Damn
08-04-2008, 01:21 PM
Novak Djokovic, who else? Murray or Him? Nope.

If your boy continues with the complete domination of the surface he's been doing this last 2 weeks, I'm sure he will make the ATP Race explode, no doubts about that.

PS: WTF!? Rafael Nadull, aka "The Moonballer HC Mug" has 50 points more than the Tennis & HC GOAT in the US Open Series tournaments? This must be a Djoke.

scoobs
08-04-2008, 02:24 PM
I guess that's to try and make it more of a series, then, try and get more to play the smaller events - so it's possible Murray and Nadal will be overhauled if someone makes a good run at 2 out of the next 3.

Pea
08-04-2008, 05:10 PM
I can't believe Janko is planning to play New Haven.

MILOS
08-04-2008, 06:19 PM
I can't believe Janko is planning to play New Haven.


Not a problem for him :cool:

Wojtek
08-08-2008, 06:41 AM
who cares about US Open Series and Roddick

rafa the best
08-08-2008, 09:00 AM
Rafa has the tie-breaker but he will also play a small tournament on Clay on the eve of the U.S. open which gives him an extra 1 point. Also don't underestimate Roddick. He is upset that he slept awkwardly and missed the opportunity to beat Murray in the semis. He will win all these 3rd tier tournament and might make it past the top 2 guys.

What are you talking about.:rolleyes::cuckoo: He won't play anything before the US, especially not on clay. Please don't say things you are not sure of.:angel::wavey:

Poor Rafa is already very tired and he will need every day of rest before the Open.:sad:

Foxy
08-11-2008, 06:29 PM
So what are the odds now after Roddick lost the LA final. It kinda looks Del Potro has a chance as he is participating in the last two tournaments.

Aurora
08-11-2008, 06:49 PM
standings now:
T1. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 145
Andy Murray (GBR) 145
3. Gilles Simon (FRA) 115
4. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 95
5. Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) 75
T6. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) 70
Nicolas Kiefer (GER) 70
8. James Blake (USA) 65
9. Andy Roddick (USA) 60

Del Potro needs more than 75 points to become leader. With two tournaments left, he needs two finals or a win with a QF.

Roddick is playing only 1 more tournament and is officially out of chance for nr1.
They have increased the Points for the small events
You get 70 for winning 45 for Final 25 for semi and 15 for a Quarter Final

ENTRY LISTS FOR NEXT 2 WEEKS INCLUDE

Washington
1 Andy Roddick US
3 Feliciano Lopez ESP
4 Tommy Haas GER
5 Mardy Fish USA
7 Steve Darcis BEL
8 Marcel Granollers ESP
9 Marc Gicquel FRA
10 Nicolas Mahut FRA
11 Eduardo Schwank ARG
12 Sebastien Grosjean FRA
13 Juan Martin Del Potro ARG


New Haven
1 Verdasco, Fernando ESP
3 Monaco, Juan ARG
4 Seppi, Andreas ITA
5 Andreev, Igor RUS
6 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO
7 Fish, Mardy USA
8 Tipsarevic, Janko SRB
9 Cilic, Marin CRO
10 Bolelli, Simone ITA
11 Gicquel, Marc FRA
12 Chela, Juan Ignaio ARG
13 Calleri, Agustin ARG
14 Acasuso, Jose ARG
15 Darcis, Steve BEL
16 Granollers, Marcel ESP
17 Starace, Potito ITA
18 Schwank, Eduardo ARG
19 Melzer, Jurgen AUT
20 Grosjean, Sebastien FRA
21 Del Potro, Juan Martin ARG