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The Official U.S Open 2010 Prediction Thread

Clay Death
06-10-2010, 10:39 PM
this is your official u.s.open 2010 prediction thread.

you have the floor. have at it. share with us your your very best estimate of who is likely to snatch the last slam of 2010.

all objective thoughts, reasonable comments, ridiculous insults, and smart remarks welcome.


i can fire the first shot. i am relatively certain that nadal will target the u.s. open this year. he will go after it with all his might and all his fury. i am just not seeing enough improvement from murray. he keeps disappointing.

fed is getting up in age and djokovic is in a slump. i believe clay warrior senses a great opportunity and he will try to take advantage of it.

fed vs nadal final there is a strong strong possibility. that may well be their very last gathering in a final of a slam.

ChuckNorrisFan
06-10-2010, 10:43 PM
Will Del Potro be back at USO?

out_here_grindin
06-10-2010, 10:45 PM
Lot of tennis to be played before I can start thinking about US Open possibilities.

Clay Death
06-10-2010, 10:45 PM
i dont think d-pot is expected to be back until october or november if i am not mistaken.

Certinfy
06-10-2010, 10:47 PM
Murray or Djokovic find some form and take this!

Clay Death
06-10-2010, 10:47 PM
Lot of tennis to be played before I can start thinking about US Open possibilities.

not really jeff. wimby is almost here.

all eyes and roads point to u.s. open after that. top guns will get some rest and then head over to canada (first stop) for the north american hard court circuit.


it was something clay warrior said to johnny mac at roland garros after the final. i think he has his eyes on it.

Clay Death
06-10-2010, 10:50 PM
Then if Nadal skips Cinci I can see the final you say


i believe he will.

he has even hinted at a longer rest period after wimbledon this year.


i just keep getting disaapointed by murray and djokovic. roddick is on his way down.

ossie
06-10-2010, 10:51 PM
my crystal ball can only look one slam into the future but if i had to guess id have to say federer

Jills
06-10-2010, 11:07 PM
Will Del Potro be back at USO?

Most recent news I heard is that he is aiming for a late July return (LA Open).

I'm not sure physically he'll be OK, but that's what he's aiming at.

If he IS healthy and able to come back for USO Series, US Open will be a lot more interesting, imo.

Jills
06-10-2010, 11:09 PM
Murray or Djokovic find some form and take this!

Better yet, Verdasco or Berdych! :yeah: We can dream ;)

Jills
06-10-2010, 11:12 PM
I think this is the best time for Rafa to try to grab the USO for the career slam, with a lot of the top players not looking too good, plus Delpo not fully healthy.

I'll be cheering for anyone but Federer to win. Once of my faves would be ideal, but not getting hopes up.

Then again, it kinda seems like anyone could take this one. Maybe Ljubicic? :lol:

Clay Death
06-10-2010, 11:15 PM
I think this is the best time for Rafa to try to grab the USO for the career slam, with a lot of the top players not looking too good, plus Delpo not fully healthy.

I'll be cheering for anyone but Federer to win. Once of my faves would be ideal, but not getting hopes up.

Then again, it kinda seems like anyone could take this one. Maybe Ljubicic? :lol:



that is exactly what i am thinking as well. this title has proven to be quite elusive but it looks within reach now if he can just show up fresh, healthy, and relatively fit there.

ImmzB
06-10-2010, 11:19 PM
Murray or Djokovic find some form and take this!

Wouldn't you want Berdych to Win this? :confused:

madmax
06-10-2010, 11:21 PM
no way Nadull is reaching a final on fast hardcourts - if I had to guess I'd say Fed vs Djoker final this year

Frooty_Bazooty
06-10-2010, 11:24 PM
I think there is going to be a surprise finalist this year. someone top 15 like youzhny, berdych, cilic etc.
the top 4 just dont seem to be the dominating force they were before

Arkulari
06-11-2010, 12:16 AM
Roger is the main favorite; Juan (isn't he supposed to be back in LA?), Murray and Rafa are after him

Smoke944
06-11-2010, 12:17 AM
Will Del Potro be back at USO?

No

christallh24
06-11-2010, 12:25 AM
What?! USO prediction? We haven't even gotten to Wimbledon yet. Have those predictions become boring or something? There are too many tournaments left. How does one gage a players' form from this far out of the event?

Oh, and I thought that Del Potro was coming back sooner than expected.

Clay Death
06-11-2010, 01:14 AM
lets say we have a fed vs clay warrior final at the u.s. open this year. and clay warrior is healthy and fit.


who would you bet on? will it be that cut and dry that it is going to be fed? i think given their history in the finals of slams, one would have to believe that nadal is going to find a way to get by.

Persimmon
06-11-2010, 01:17 AM
Federer will win the US Open.

Clay Death
06-11-2010, 01:23 AM
it is the best surface for roddick and murray but i dont see them capable of handling fed or nadal in the final. so if you dont want fed or nadal in the final, better beat them before they get there because both will be very dangerous in the final.

that being said, in a final where its the clay warrior against fed, i dont see fed coming out ahead in that deal from my vantage point.

Arkulari
06-11-2010, 02:21 AM
in Decoturf and Indoor Hard, I'd give Roger the edge; any other surface (slow hard, medium hard, clay and maybe grass) I'd give Rafa the edge :)

daddy
06-11-2010, 02:33 AM
Marin Cilic all the way!!!

Clay Death
06-11-2010, 02:46 AM
in Decoturf and Indoor Hard, I'd give Roger the edge; any other surface (slow hard, medium hard, clay and maybe grass) I'd give Rafa the edge :)


times are changing arkulari. fed was not able to win this title last year. and he is very vulnerable in best of 5 sets foremats against the the clay warrior on any surface. nadal has proven that. this is not the nadal of the old.

grass is fed`s very best surface. and as you have said, fed is 74-1 on that surface for the last several years. he was 65-0 for the last 5 years or so going into the 2008 final.

you know what happened to him. a player with a lot less experience on grass took the title in 2008 at wimbledon.

so if the two of them are in the final any any slam, i would have to give the edge to the clay warrior.

old results from many years ago do not apply anymore. clay warrior is the best player on the planet now.

Arkulari
06-11-2010, 02:58 AM
maybe CD, but thing is: the US Open surface eats Rafa's topspin cyclones, so Roger has his better shot of beating him there ;)

Rafa's 08 and early 09 version was his absolute peak, I don't think he plays like that right now

Clay Death
06-11-2010, 03:02 AM
only time will tell arkulari.

i just think clay warrior is a nightmare for anybody in a final of any slam on any surface. he has been in 9 slam finals and he has won 7 of them. nobody can afford to bet against him. especially at the u.s. open. final if he gets there.

he played on the same surface at the olympics and the field was the same as he is going to have at the u.s. open. you know what happened there.

Smoke944
06-11-2010, 03:04 AM
Don't see Rafa beating Murray on this surface...

Fiberlight1
06-11-2010, 03:05 AM
I think he's got a shot.. I also think his best chance was in '08 and if he had beaten Murray, he prob would have won the whole thing..

Arkulari
06-11-2010, 03:05 AM
Rafa's 08 version was just massive, he doesn't play that well right now (same as Roger doesn't play as well as he did in 04-07)

you're right, only time will tell and stranger things have happened, still those two are practically the ones who can push the other to the limit, the rest of the field just loses in straight sets in a GS final against them ;)

yes, his best shot was at 08, Roger was mentally drained that year and wouldn't have taken Rafa's attack then, but he faced an on-fire Murray who then got schooled by Roger in the final

Fiberlight1
06-11-2010, 03:09 AM
Rafa's 08 version was just massive, he doesn't play that well right now (same as Roger doesn't play as well as he did in 04-07)

you're right, only time will tell and stranger things have happened, still those two are practically the ones who can push the other to the limit, the rest of the field just loses in straight sets in a GS final against them ;)

yes, his best shot was at 08, Roger was mentally drained that year and wouldn't have taken Rafa's attack then, but he faced an on-fire Murray who then got schooled by Roger in the final

You're right.. I seriously doubt Fed would have been able to handle Rafa after those losses at Wimby and FO..

Arkulari
06-11-2010, 03:15 AM
me either ;)

Smoke944
06-11-2010, 03:24 AM
This could possibly be Murray's first slam IMO. He is great on this surface, the US Open is his favorite tournament, and maybe the experience of his second slam final loss to Roger could push him over the edge(though obviously it wasn't a close match). I would still favor Roger over him big time though....
Also, I hope Andy R. can put together a good tournament here. He obviously only made the third round last year, and it would be nice if he could play well and use the crowd to push deep into the tournament.

gulzhan
06-11-2010, 03:29 AM
Too early :lol:

Filo V.
06-11-2010, 03:29 AM
WAY too early to predict. Supposedly Del Potro is aiming to be back in Los Angeles in late July. So if he's back, gets some matches before the US Open, he's clearly a huge threat, and has to be the favorite based on last years result. That is all based on the assumption he'll be healthy, he would have found his rhythm and he's feeling physically fit enough to do damage.

Roger is always going to be a favorite at the US but the fact is, he's increasingly more vulnerable every year, and if he loses Wimbledon this year, he is going to be lacking majorly in confidence. He's declined and the field has gotten stronger, not so good for his hopes. But it's hard to imagine him not making at least the SF.

Murray is a major threat and loves the courts at the US Open as they suit his game well. With that said, he has been playing poorly since the Aussie Open. So unless he starts showing some form, he may not be even ranked in the top 5, which would put him in a major bad position by having to play a top player in the QF and a harder 4th round draw as well. His hopes are based a lot on how and if his level improves.

Rafa, he's a threat at all of the GS's but the fact is, he's not one of the elite hard court players and this surface doesn't suit his game well. He can't be considered one of the favorites for those reasons but this year is definitely the best chance he's ever had at winning it. Confidence shouldn't be an issue, fitness as of right now isn't an issue, he's played much less so fatigue should be less of an issue if one at all. All of the signs point to Rafa having the opportunity of a lifetime at winning the US Open, let's see if he takes advantage.

Smoke944
06-11-2010, 03:30 AM
Too early :lol:

Yeah no kidding :o Why are we even discussing this now? :p

Filo V.
06-11-2010, 03:35 AM
Roddick has some chances because of it being in America, his serve, his love of the US hard courts and his hard court form of this year being very high. With that said, he's very vulnerable to losing to any high level baseliner or good server, and he's simply not shown he can beat Del Potro/Federer/Murray on a consistent basis on a hard court.

Djokovic cannot be considered a threat unless/until he starts showing some type of better form. But hard courts are his surface, so maybe his game will pick up accordingly.

Soderling is a threat for an upset but not a serious threat to the title. Same with Tsonga, Cilic, and Davydenko etc.

Two guys to look out for are Hewitt and Baghdatis. We all know they can play good ball on the US hard courts and this year I can see both making deep runs. Also, if Nalbandian can finally get healthy, then he's a threat to do damage.

Clay Death
06-11-2010, 04:12 AM
You're right.. I seriously doubt Fed would have been able to handle Rafa after those losses at Wimby and FO..


nadal was so spent that year by the time he made it to flushing meadow. and then the organizers screwed around with his schedule of play.

still it was a good win for murray who played very inspired tennis.

well things are different now. clay warrior has 7 slams and he is #1 in the world. and he is relatively healthy and fresh so long he takes an adequate break after wimbledon.

he will be very confident going into the u.s. open. that is his new quest.

raahaat7
06-11-2010, 04:36 AM
All good things have to come to an end. Rogers 23 S.F streak is over. His run of winning at least a gs every year since 2003 also has to end at some point. I suspect 2010 is the year. Nadal will be burnt out by U.S.O wd all his clay titles. Rodick and Murray shud reach the finals, provided they dont meet early on. Rodick chocks before the home crowd. Murray d winner.

pogotheorist
06-11-2010, 05:27 AM
His run of winning at least a gs every year since 2003 also has to end at some point. I suspect 2010 is the year.
Well...

docking34
06-11-2010, 05:33 AM
WAY TOO EARLY - dude, its not even mid-june yet.

Roddick, fed, melzer, monfils, and djoko possibly all in the quarters. murray might be there too, i can see roddick making a deep run assuming he gets a cakewalk type of draw full of players like junquiera, seppi, falla, istomin, stuff like that. if he runs into say bagdatis 2nd round -- theres trouble.

2003
06-11-2010, 05:37 AM
you have the floor. have at it..

What the hell does that even mean? Have sex with the floor? :worship:

Only on clay.

Bargearse
06-11-2010, 05:40 AM
My powers do not extend as far as the US Open to be able to predict, however, the Magic 8 Ball is a different beast. Question: Will Federer win the 2010 US Open? Answer: Yes.

Okay, then. Good enough for me. :shrug:

Pirata.
06-11-2010, 06:07 AM
His run of winning at least a gs every year since 2003 also has to end at some point. I suspect 2010 is the year.

:spit:

http://gnews.com/sport/Images/2010020122325795/Roger_wins_Australian_Open_2010_to_leave_Murray_Fe d_up_xlarge.jpg

:wavey:

raahaat7
06-11-2010, 06:48 AM
Well...

oops! the ball went just too wide. Hw cud i forget d A.O. Sorry. Anyways, his plate is full for the year.

Clay Death
06-11-2010, 12:14 PM
All good things have to come to an end. Rogers 23 S.F streak is over. His run of winning at least a gs every year since 2003 also has to end at some point. I suspect 2010 is the year. Nadal will be burnt out by U.S.O wd all his clay titles. Rodick and Murray shud reach the finals, provided they dont meet early on. Rodick chocks before the home crowd. Murray d winner.

affirmative. all good things do have to come to an end.