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US Open Men's Singles Draw

W!MBLEDON
08-26-2010, 05:04 PM
Rafael Nadal vs. Teymuraz Gabashvili
Maximo Gonzalez vs. Denis Istomin
Gilles Simon vs. Donald Young
Tobias Kamke vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber

Feliciano Lopez vs. Santiago Giraldo
Rainer Schuettler vs. Qualifier
Sergiy Stakhovsky vs. Peter Luczak
Qualifier vs. Ivan Ljubicic

David Ferrer vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov
Benjamin Becker vs. Daniel Brands
Jarkko Nieminen vs. Daniel Gimeno-Traver
Jeremy Chardy vs. Ernests Gulbis

David Nalbandian vs. Qualifier
Florent Serra vs. Florian Mayer
Pere Riba vs. Qualifier
Fabio Fognini vs. Fernando Verdasco


Andy Murray vs. Lukas Lacko
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo vs. Dustin Brown
Juan Ignacio Chela vs. Lu Yen-Hsun
Mikhail Kukushkin vs. Stanislas Wawrinka

Sam Querrey vs. Bradley Klahn
Marcel Granollers vs. Andreas Seppi
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez vs. Lukasz Kubot
Potito Starace vs. Nicolas Almagro

Mikhail Youzhny vs. Andrey Golubev
Dudi Sela vs. Xavier Malisse
Jack Sock vs. Marco Chiudinelli
Frederico Gil vs. John Isner

Radek Stepanek vs. Julien Benneteau
Tommy Robredo vs. Qualifier
Victor Hanescu vs. Carlos Berlocq
Michael Llodra vs. Tomas Berdych


Nikolay Davydenko vs. Michael Russell
Simon Greul vs. Richard Gasquet
Kevin Anderson vs. Somdev Devvarman
Tim Smyczek vs. Thomaz Bellucci

Gael Monfils vs. Qualifier
Igor Andreev vs. Horacio Zeballos
Janko Tipsarevic vs. Olivier Rochus
Stephane Robert vs. Andy Roddick

Marcos Baghdatis vs. Arnaud Clement
Eduardo Schwank vs. Robby Ginepri
Pablo Cuevas vs. Qualifier
Jan Hajek vs. Mardy Fish

Juan Monaco vs. Qualifier
Kristof Vliegen vs. James Blake
Philipp Petzschner vs. Qualifier
Viktor Troicki vs. Novak Djokovic


Robin Soderling vs. Qualifier
Taylor Dent vs. Alejandro Falla
Thiemo de Bakker vs. Qualifier
Qualifier vs. Fernando Gonzalez

Albert Montanes vs. Michal Przysiezny
Carsten Ball vs. Qualifier
Qualifier vs. Evgeny Korolev
Illya Marchenko vs. Marin Cilic

Jurgen Melzer vs. Dmitry Tursunov
Qualifier vs. Ryan Sweeting
Bjorn Phau vs. Ricardo Mello
Qualifier vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero

Lleyton Hewitt vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu
Leonardo Mayer vs. Guillaume Rufin
Michael Berrer vs. Andreas Beck
Brian Dabul vs. Roger Federer

enigma
08-26-2010, 05:12 PM
;)

Infinity
08-26-2010, 05:16 PM
Thanks W!MBLEDON

It looks balanced enough to me.

CooCooCachoo
08-26-2010, 05:17 PM
Ugh, Jérémy against Gulbis. Not easy.

tealeaves
08-26-2010, 05:18 PM
Would Quarterer show up against Soderking :sad: Their match last year is not easy

alter ego
08-26-2010, 05:18 PM
Roger has a bye to the QF, unless he does something awful like losing to Hewitt in the 3rd round. Then it's pretty hard with Sodie, Djoko/Davy/Duck, other finalist.
Nadal is very lucky that he didn't get Soderling, Berdych or Davy in his quarter but he has some hard matches in the first rounds. Gaba, Istomin, Kholi, Ljubicic (?).

asmazif
08-26-2010, 05:23 PM
Would Quarterer show up against Soderking :sad: Their match last year is not easy

hahahahaha instant classic

Blackbriar
08-26-2010, 05:25 PM
alleluia!!!

Blackbriar
08-26-2010, 05:26 PM
OMG davy is "almost" playable!!!!!

MalwareDie
08-26-2010, 05:29 PM
Djokovic will be the first of the Top 4 out. He will lose to Fish.

Blackbriar
08-26-2010, 05:32 PM
Chardy vs Gulbis :fiery:
Llodra vs Berdych :fiery:

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08-26-2010, 05:38 PM
Ugh, Jérémy against Gulbis. Not easy.

Really stinks for both of them. Neither deserve a R1 loss. :(

philosophicalarf
08-26-2010, 05:38 PM
Poor Ferrer! Check his draw....

Dolgo, Brands, Gulbis, Nalbandian/Verdasco, Nadal, Murray/Berdy, Federer.

Helevorn
08-26-2010, 05:39 PM
Dolgo vs. Ferrer rematch ;)

mashamaniac
08-26-2010, 05:39 PM
Fed's got a catwalk draw to QF... tough one for nadal!

Lopez
08-26-2010, 05:40 PM
Nole needs to step up slightly. Roddick, who's been owning him recently. Then, of course Federer in the semis (every year since 2007 :lol).

Filo V.
08-26-2010, 05:41 PM
Poor Ferrer! Check his draw....

Dolgo, Brands, Gulbis, Nalbandian/Verdasco, Nadal, Murray/Berdy, Federer.Incorrect my friend. Becker.



Also, I'm pretty much 100% sure Gulbis will lose to Chardy. That is my main upset pick.

Blackbriar
08-26-2010, 05:42 PM
Brands plays Becker then Ferrer, time to show his guts!!!

asmazif
08-26-2010, 05:43 PM
Fed's got a catwalk draw to QF... tough one for nadal!

hahahaha

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08-26-2010, 05:44 PM
Also, I'm pretty much 100% sure Gulbis will lose to Chardy. That is my main upset pick.

Why do you think that? Gulbis had no problem with him when they played earlier this year..

Johnny_Bravo
08-26-2010, 05:46 PM
Murray with a great chance to finally win a slam.Just the match ups he had hoped for: berdych,querrey,maybe gulbis along the way,knows how to handle nadal on hard courts etc...

ZaZoo)
08-26-2010, 05:48 PM
I'm devastated with Djoko's nightmare draw... :(

doublebackhand
08-26-2010, 05:50 PM
Nadal is a shoo-in into the semi where he should lose to Murray.
Revenge time for Federer in the 1/4s and should meet Murray in the final.

philosophicalarf
08-26-2010, 05:54 PM
Why do you think that? Gulbis had no problem with him when they played earlier this year..

Chardy was a gimme to pretty much everyone until Toronto. Even on those rare occasions he found some form, he would choke gigantically (eg the horror show vs Almagro in Gstaad).

Still, I think Gulbis will like that matchup: toe to toe attitude from both, the backhand crosscourt advantage, and the free points he'll get on serve. Also a little easy for pacy groundstrokes to rush Chardy's forehand on Decoturf.

Voo de Mar
08-26-2010, 05:57 PM
Sock and Klahn - see these surnames for the first time, I suppose American bagel boys :o

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08-26-2010, 05:59 PM
Chardy was a gimme to pretty much everyone until Toronto. Even on those rare occasions he found some form, he would choke gigantically (eg the horror show vs Almagro in Gstaad).

Still, I think Gulbis will like that matchup: toe to toe attitude from both, the backhand crosscourt advantage, and the free points he'll get on serve. Also a little easy for pacy groundstrokes to rush Chardy's forehand on Decoturf.


I definitely don't think Chardy will be a gimme for Ernests but I think it is a winnable match if Ernie is serving well.. I hope so anyway!

xargon
08-26-2010, 06:07 PM
Murray with a great chance to finally win a slam.

Except! Fed will take him on any time in five sets.:)

tennisfan856
08-26-2010, 06:09 PM
gulbis bad luck continues with the draw. Mugs like Petzschner and Ball get a qualifier while Ernie draws the hot frenchman.

Filo V.
08-26-2010, 06:11 PM
I think Jeremy is going to expose Gulbis' movement and I don't think Gulbis is going to return his serve as well as Jeremy will return Ernests'. Gulbis has the better backhand, but Jeremy has more variety, which I think will come in handy. Also, Gulbis at times does not keep an aggressive mindset, and Jeremy will take advantage of any lapses.

Ad Wim
08-26-2010, 06:11 PM
Easy till QF for Nadal, Federer and Murray, Djoko has by far the toughest draw.

Ad Wim
08-26-2010, 06:12 PM
Fed's got a catwalk draw to QF... tough one for nadal!

Hahahaha, who the hell should beat him till QF?! :haha:

henke007
08-26-2010, 06:14 PM
Roddicks and Murrays draws are laughable. Just put Sod and Fed in the 1/4 section from now on and quit running around the bush.

tennisfan856
08-26-2010, 06:18 PM
nadal has a really tough road ahead. Gabashvili has found some form in new haven, istomin already beat him on grass, kohlschreiber potentially in the 3rd round.

there is no way he wins this tourny if he gets caught early in 4 and 5 setters.

Malva
08-26-2010, 06:21 PM
Djokovic will be the first of the Top 4 out. He will lose to Fish.
He will lose to Troicki.

henke007
08-26-2010, 06:21 PM
Fed/Murray final is a lock, as you say Rafa will be to tired to harm Murray in anyway if he fights through his draw!!

xargon
08-26-2010, 06:22 PM
Djok usually beats Baggy and Fish.

tennisfan856
08-26-2010, 06:25 PM
novak is in a situation where his 1st rounder is the hardest match until he runs into fish in the fourth round. If he survives victor, he can save some energy for mardy.

Li Ching Yuen
08-26-2010, 06:26 PM
First Quarter.

Nadal will have to play Gabashvilli and Istomim in the first 2 rounds. Perfect early opponents for him. Guys that do have weapons and a good serve so he'll be able to finetune his game early on. Good advantage. He'll pass these matches with not too many problems. In case he plays really bad, maybe he gives away one set.

Then he's up against Kohlschreiber or Simon. (Kohli still has some injury problems). Relatively easy as well. Kohl could give him a run for the money on a good day but it's rather possible that that's not going to happen. All in all, no threats whatsoever for him in the first 3 rounds.

The best part for him is the next round. He'll face a super-easy opponent: either Giraldo, Lopez or Ljubicic on the brink of retirement. I doubt Ivan can get to the 4th round. He should, but we all know that's he's not much of a player in slams. Be it whoever it may be, it's gonna be like a walk in the park.

Further down, we have something really interesting. Dologopolov will probably dispatch Ferrer, and will have to play Gulbis most probably in the third round. Gulbis is the favorite imo, and if he is fit and feeling ok he should take care of bussiness.

Nalbandian will win easily everything up to Gulbis I think, including a well deserved butchering of Verdasco. At this point in the tournament, in the 4th Round, many things will play a role in how the draw pans out. Depends who's fresher, Nalby and Gulbis. On a good day for both, I'd pick Nalby but in reality it's toss-up match and could very well go the distance.

Winner: Nadal will beat Nalbandian or Gulbis imo, even if it's going to be a hard one, he should pull through, he's much more fitter.

Second Quarter.

Andy Murray will steamroll through the earlier rounds. Make no mistake about it. In the 3rd Round he might be up against Wawrinka. It will be a beating. No problems for him.
Further down in the quarter things are quite balanced, there's Querrey in there, Almagro. Querrey should get through but he very much has shown signs of being the new Ljubicic of slams, so you never know. I'll take Almagro.
Needless to say, Murray will destroy him.

Next we have an interesting section with Berdych, Benneteau, Isner and Malisse(note: Malisse and Isner will play injured). The first round match is going to be a good test for the Czech. Llodra is never good in long matches so I don't think there's a too much a threat. He'll get through all of the opponents imo.

Winner: Murray should take this, but be sure that this will be one cracker of a match. Fantastic.

Third Quarter

Oh boy, this is such a mess.

Anyway, looks like things are interesting as well here. Davydenko should get through his first rounds easily. There is no way in hell he'll lose to a Gasquet camping 5 meters behind the baseline.
Then, things get tricky. He'll have to face Anderson, the kind of player that he hates. Big big server that pretty much plays first-strike tennis. But giving this is a best of 5 he should be able to get through this test.

Next we have Monfils who should clean his part of the draw up to Andy Roddick who will most likely be able to get passed Tipsarevic in case the Serb doesn't come up with the good stuff. Roddick should win against Monfils, giving that he is playing at home and that Monfils will not punish his paceless tennis like we all know him.

Next, Baghdatis - Fish. It doesn't matter who these guys have to play against in the early rounds, this match will happen. It's a toss-up I have to admit. I'll take Fish.
I'm kind of embarrassed to look at the next section of the draw. It's disgusting. Djoko will get through. God bless his seeding.

Davydenko - Roddick and Fish - Djoko, these will decide the quarter imo. It's absolutely interesting. I won't predict each one of these. I'll only say that Fish wins the quarter. The only thing that might get in his way is Super-Davy, or a Djokovic that goes back to actually playing tennis. The odds are slim.

Winner: Fish

Fourth Quarter

Soderling will steamroll in the first 2. Then he might be up against an unexpected 3rd rounder, possibly qualifier. He'll get through, no problems whatsoever.

The next section is a bit of a mess. Anyone can get through. Hard to believe that there's a Przyesny - Montanes in the first round of a grand slam considering some of the players that have to play qualies. But oh well, rankings are rankings. Cilic has such a kind draw, he's in terrible shape atm but there's basically no one that could take him out.

The next section is somewhat of the same. Very tricky, there's a Melzer and a Ferrero in there but these shouldn't pose any problems to the other seeds in here. Both being undertennis-ed and in bad shape.

Next, Mathieu could very well pass Hewitt but it's again one of those matches that are too close to call. I'll take Hewitt giving his experience.
Federer will dance with any of these players, and win of course. There's no doubt in my mind that the quarter will be Fed-Sod. And Federer will win.

Winner: Federer.

Semies:

Federer will beat Fish, not that easy though.
Murray will beat Rafa, in a easy-ish match.

Winner: Federer.

Congratulations, Roger.:wavey:

tennisfan856
08-26-2010, 06:31 PM
murray's draw is a joke, his first threat if you can call it one is querrey in the fourth round.

ZaZoo)
08-26-2010, 06:31 PM
Djoko is a dead meat....pfffffff.........Troicki r1??! haha.. Baghdatis/Fish 4r??! hahah .. Andy RODDICK QF (AGAIN?) ??!?? bwahah .. . . I won't mention Fed (AGAIN) as he won't come to SF with this ridiculous draw.

Certinfy
08-26-2010, 06:32 PM
Berdych's draw is fucking stupid. Llodra, Hanescu, Stepanek, Isner, Murray, Nadal, Federer. More like mission really really impossible now.

Blackbriar
08-26-2010, 06:32 PM
I don't think Novak's draw is that terrible. ok he has Baggy/Fish in 4th, and in quarters, he could meet an out of form Davydenko or not-so-great Roddick (don't even think about the clown). He can make it easily to semis I think! the problem for him is to deal with the 4th round.

r2473
08-26-2010, 06:33 PM
Winner: Federer.

Congratulations, Roger.:wavey:

Sheesh!! Thanks for spoiling the US Open for us. Now we know exactly what is going to happen. What is the point of even watching it?

fsoica
08-26-2010, 06:33 PM
ok, let's move to shanghai !!!!

ZaZoo)
08-26-2010, 06:38 PM
And seriously, if this organizers are going all retarded they could as well just give Roger F. BYE to QF. Better then this joke.

Certinfy
08-26-2010, 06:40 PM
Gabashvili and Istomin play each other today in New Haven, winner of this has a good chance of beating Rafa. :p

Blackbriar
08-26-2010, 06:40 PM
Fed is not as good as before, I'm not sure he will make it to semis

FormerRafaFan
08-26-2010, 06:57 PM
Fed's got a catwalk draw to QF... tough one for nadal!

R U surprised? Rafa ALWAYS gets the hardest draws :( Somehow Fed and Nole seem to be getting off easier. Djokovic got a harder draw this time though, but not Fed.

Serenidad
08-26-2010, 06:59 PM
Brands got a good draw. Look out folks.

Eden
08-26-2010, 07:04 PM
nadal has a really tough road ahead. Gabashvili has found some form in new haven, istomin already beat him on grass, kohlschreiber potentially in the 3rd round.

there is no way he wins this tourny if he gets caught early in 4 and 5 setters.

Istomin didn't beat him ;) He took him to 3 sets in Queens, but lost the match.

Andi-M
08-26-2010, 07:04 PM
Pretty fair draw really, Djoke will be least pleased but he's had some piss easy draws recently and is due.

MalwareDie
08-26-2010, 07:06 PM
Nadal never gets a hard draw. They always turn out easy through fluke upsets, injuries to his would be opponents, and easy match-ups for him.

Eden
08-26-2010, 07:08 PM
Rafa ALWAYS gets the hardest draws

It's not true ;)

christallh24
08-26-2010, 07:13 PM
Gabashvili and Istomin play each other today in New Haven, winner of this has a good chance of beating Rafa. :p

:lol:

Eden
08-26-2010, 07:20 PM
Nadal never gets a hard draw.
They always turn out easy through fluke upsets, injuries to his would be opponents, and easy match-ups for him.

Of course Rafa gets hard draws (though not as always as it is very often stated in tournament draw threads), but because he is a class above the other players on clay it looks quite easy for him. He is also an excellent player on grass and can't be blamed for example that Söderling needed to play 5 sets in the match against Ferrer before he could play against Rafa in Wimbledon.

There are only very few players around who can beat Rafa in a best of 5 match. Murray probably has the best ability to beat Rafa on HC in New York and he is in Rafa's half. Whether we will see such a match depends on both players. If Muzza doesn't reach the SF Rafa can't be blamed for it.

Rafa beat Söderling now 2 times in a GS tournament this year, also Berdych. Sure, those players would have a chance against Rafa on a HC but there is no certainty that they would win against him.

Sauletekis
08-26-2010, 07:24 PM
Actually, not a horrible draw for Gil, since Isner is looking that he will play injured...

Everko
08-26-2010, 07:27 PM
Once again Federina is put into a cushioned room with his draw.

Eden
08-26-2010, 07:39 PM
Once again Federina is put into a cushioned room with his draw.

Of course it's only the draws which helped Roger to win his 16 GS titles so far :yeah: I mean, it's not as if he would be able to play tennis at all. It's only luck and his cakewalk draws he usually gets... :rolleyes:

Sometimes you really wonder if people on MTF believe what they write or if they only want to troll or provocate.

Everko
08-26-2010, 07:43 PM
Of course it's only the draws which helped Roger to win his 16 GS titles so far :yeah: I mean, it's not as if he would be able to play tennis at all. It's only luck and his cakewalk draws he usually gets... :rolleyes:

Sometimes you really wonder if people on MTF believe what they write or if they only want to troll or provocate.

Are you even serious? Federer has Soderling:rolleyes:. hewitt:rolleyes: and roddick:rolleyes:. Dabul is a joke.

Nadal even has tough 1st rd and 2nd round matches.

Eden
08-26-2010, 07:48 PM
Are you even serious? Federer has Soderling:rolleyes:. hewitt:rolleyes: and roddick:rolleyes:. Dabul is a joke.

Nadal even has tough 1st rd and 2nd round matches.

Söderling and Hewitt beat Roger the last times they played, Roddick has won against Roger also and pushing him to 5 dramatic sets in the last match they played.

And you really believe one of Rafa's opponents in the first rounds will be able to beat him in a best of 5 match? Sure, Rafa usually takes time to find his rhythm, but no way he will lose early.

Jomp1
08-26-2010, 07:48 PM
Of course Rafa gets hard draws (though not as always as it is very often stated in tournament draw threads), but because he is a class above the other players on clay it looks quite easy for him. He is also an excellent player on grass and can't be blamed for example that Söderling needed to play 5 sets in the match against Ferrer before he could play against Rafa in Wimbledon.

There are only very few players around who can beat Rafa in a best of 5 match. Murray probably has the best ability to beat Rafa on HC in New York and he is in Rafa's half. Whether we will see such a match depends on both players. If Muzza doesn't reach the SF Rafa can't be blamed for it.

Rafa beat Söderling now 2 times in a GS tournament this year, also Berdych. Sure, those players would have a chance against Rafa on a HC but there is no certainty that they would win against him.

Don't kid yourself, if there is statistics on quality of opponent in quarters for Masters and Slams, Rafa must top the easiest list in that department this year. Maybe not to start with in the draws, but opponents in his half always find a way out of the tournament. Like in Roland where he had to beat Mugro and Melzer to reach the finals, truly pathetic to watch the opponents fold in his half. Nothing against him ofc, not his problem.

samanosuke
08-26-2010, 07:52 PM
Federer will lose again in QF to Soderling . Again like in RG Cilic vs Soderling for Fed's opponent in possible QF . Too many coincidence

Everko
08-26-2010, 07:53 PM
Söderling and Hewitt beat Roger the last times they played, Roddick has won against Roger also and pushing him to 5 dramatic sets in the last match they played.

And you really believe one of Rafa's opponents in the first rounds will be able to beat him in a best of 5 match? Sure, Rafa usually takes time to find his rhythm, but no way he will lose early.

He won't lose but they are good players. Federer could blindfold his way through the 1st 4 rounds. reverse the draws and Federer goes home early

romismak
08-26-2010, 07:55 PM
So Final should be Federer- Murray so i am happy that those two are on other parts of the draw. Nadal has easy draw until QF where he shoul face- Ferrer, Gulbis, Nalbandian- i don´t belive in Verdasco. But Ferrer as Spaniard will loose- psychic,, Gulbis with his high- risky tennis can´t play so well so many sets becasue its best of 5 and Nalbandian after injury looks not in good physical form so if the play 4-5 sets he will loose. So Nadal should go to SF where he will loose with Murray. Djokovic has hard draw i can´t imagine he will go further than QF- Davydenko or Roddick will be waiting for him there. Federer easy until QF-but Soderling ist not in good form, his only good result this year was RG so Roger should beat him 3:0- 3:1. Berdych in QF vs Murray- i think Andy is better and will revenge for RG.

ossie
08-26-2010, 07:56 PM
i dont see anyone stopping rafa until the semis.
murray could lose to an in-form berdych but should make it to the semis if everything goes right.
the djoker will have an easier time than people think and yes he will beat roddick this time, should also make it to the semis.
as far as fed is concerned he has an easy draw into the semis but i believe soderling will be a stern test for him i wouldnt be surprised if he beats fed this time.

Malva
08-26-2010, 08:45 PM
Of course it's only the draws which helped Roger to win his 16 GS titles so far :yeah: I mean, it's not as if he would be able to play tennis at all. It's only luck and his cakewalk draws he usually gets...

I'm glad his fans see the truth too.

tektonac
08-26-2010, 08:47 PM
Djokovic will be the first of the Top 4 out. He will lose to Fish.

no, he won't; he is bad match up for Fishy.

misty1
08-26-2010, 08:52 PM
maybe he will win that but i agree, he will be the first of the top 4 to fall, he's the weakest of the top 4.

tektonac
08-26-2010, 09:08 PM
maybe he will win that but i agree, he will be the first of the top 4 to fall, he's the weakest of the top 4.

he is vulnerable in quarters against roddick, but if he sorts out his head he'll go into SF.

jaana
08-26-2010, 09:26 PM
oh! repeat of New Heaven QF Gaba - Istomin in 2nd round. very interesting

BigJohn
08-26-2010, 09:30 PM
Nadal even has tough 1st rd and 2nd round matches.

He won't lose but they are good players. Federer could blindfold his way through the 1st 4 rounds. reverse the draws and Federer goes home early

Of course. We all know how Nadal always outperforms Federer at the USO.

KoOlMaNsEaN
08-26-2010, 09:30 PM
:rolleyes: Why does Roger always have to get the fucked up draw :fiery:
worst QF matchup for Roger other than Berdych

docking34
08-26-2010, 09:32 PM
i can see arod doing pretty well here assuming he makes the quarters, then maybe making semis. he has a good cakewalk, now now dont blow it dickrodck.

Singularity
08-26-2010, 09:54 PM
He won't lose but they are good players. Federer could blindfold his way through the 1st 4 rounds. reverse the draws and Federer goes home early
I can't see Federer losing to Gabashvili, Istomin or Lopez, somehow.

NJ88
08-26-2010, 10:08 PM
Murray has a pretty decent draw, as does Federer.

I'm predicting a Murray/Federer final. I think that being in Nadals half of the draw is pretty good for Andy since he seems like a pretty good matchup for him on hardcourt. Hopefully this time if it does end up Fed/Murray, Andy won't play like a fool.

FormerRafaFan
08-26-2010, 10:09 PM
Nadal never gets a hard draw. They always turn out easy through fluke upsets, injuries to his would be opponents, and easy match-ups for him.

How is that Rafa's fault? The level of difficult is usually measured by who he gets in his side of the draw, and who he is LIKELY to meet. It's not his fault if they can't handle the pressure and lose to lesser players.

It's not true ;)

Yes it is. Djokovic usually gets the easiest draws. Federer is usually lucky too, though not AS lucky as Djokovic. Nadal is almost always unlucky with the draws. But, he has still won 8 slams with pretty tough draws, so it's not impossible. But it's gonna be difficult to win USO with this draw for sure.

rhinooooo
08-26-2010, 10:29 PM
One of the most boring draws ever? The first round looks terrible.

The Magician
08-26-2010, 11:35 PM
Pretty tame 1st rounds, should be one of those GS with very few upsets which can be a good or bad thing. Looking forward to seeing how Fish, Querrey, and hopefully Isner do, as well as the old school resurgent players do like Davy, Nalby, Baggy, and Ljubo. Don't think Nadal will make it to the semis to play Murray this year; at the same time I think there will be a new finalist to play Federer. USO is the most exciting slam and definitely the highlight of the year :yeah:

monaco fans
08-26-2010, 11:50 PM
Dabul will be a difficult oponent to Federer, he has a game style that is confortable to the surface, he will do a excellent match taking at least one set!Take my words

nole_no1
08-26-2010, 11:55 PM
No upsets in the 1st round better matches in the 2nd round so don't be sad :p

Magus13
08-27-2010, 12:35 AM
Are you even serious? Federer has Soderling:rolleyes:. hewitt:rolleyes: and roddick:rolleyes:. Dabul is a joke.

Nadal even has tough 1st rd and 2nd round matches.

But he's the GOAT so it doesn't matter.

@Sweet Cleopatra
08-27-2010, 12:37 AM
Vamos Rafa

mark73
08-27-2010, 01:01 AM
Brands got a good draw. Look out folks.

Just because of your enthusiasm I will watch brands first chance I get. :rocker:

The Freak
08-27-2010, 01:35 AM
Monfils-Roddick should be good. Tough matchup for Andy.

green25814
08-27-2010, 01:46 AM
Wow, so many mugs seem to be playing the US this year. Not a pretty draw.

River
08-27-2010, 02:06 AM
Monfils-Roddick should be good. Tough matchup for Andy.

Since when...? It's almost fact that Monfils is all style and no substance, and Monfils just won't smack the balls Andy feeds him.

Roddick's got this on the bag, mark my words. People with mono always get the good endings!

The Magician
08-27-2010, 03:33 AM
Monfils-Roddick should be good. Tough matchup for Andy.

That could possibly match the Simug/Mugfils match from last year in terms of pushing and all around mugginess :o

tennisfan856
08-27-2010, 03:47 AM
no one is talking about jurgen melzer about making some noise. He was pretty damn sharp in Cincy if not for a terrible choke job against Gulbis. He's potentially got a run that involves tursunov, sweeting, ferrero, and a schizophrenic soderling. He could easily creep into the quarters imo.

careergrandslam
08-27-2010, 03:58 AM
rafa is screwed.

gabby?
istomin?
ljubicic?
gulbis/nalby?
murray?

lol u gotta be kidding me.
all big powerful hitters that are very good on HC.
thanks for coming rafa.
good luck at next year's USO.

MalwareDie
08-27-2010, 04:02 AM
kingfederer, please leave forever.

Puschkin
08-27-2010, 06:32 AM
Rafa ALWAYS gets the hardest draws.

Nadal never gets a hard draw.

:haha: :haha:

sabina_RF_lee
08-27-2010, 06:51 AM
Good draw
Nadal`s draw easy until he meets Murray in semis
Roger might meet Soder(good time for revenge)Djoko,Berdych,Davy, rodduck(actualy not so tough op) and hewitt(revenge again)Fish :(
Djoko will lose to Fish

sabina_RF_lee
08-27-2010, 07:03 AM
First Quarter.

Nadal will have to play Gabashvilli and Istomim in the first 2 rounds. Perfect early opponents for him. Guys that do have weapons and a good serve so he'll be able to finetune his game early on. Good advantage. He'll pass these matches with not too many problems. In case he plays really bad, maybe he gives away one set.

Then he's up against Kohlschreiber or Simon. (Kohli still has some injury problems). Relatively easy as well. Kohl could give him a run for the money on a good day but it's rather possible that that's not going to happen. All in all, no threats whatsoever for him in the first 3 rounds.

The best part for him is the next round. He'll face a super-easy opponent: either Giraldo, Lopez or Ljubicic on the brink of retirement. I doubt Ivan can get to the 4th round. He should, but we all know that's he's not much of a player in slams. Be it whoever it may be, it's gonna be like a walk in the park.

Further down, we have something really interesting. Dologopolov will probably dispatch Ferrer, and will have to play Gulbis most probably in the third round. Gulbis is the favorite imo, and if he is fit and feeling ok he should take care of bussiness.

Nalbandian will win easily everything up to Gulbis I think, including a well deserved butchering of Verdasco. At this point in the tournament, in the 4th Round, many things will play a role in how the draw pans out. Depends who's fresher, Nalby and Gulbis. On a good day for both, I'd pick Nalby but in reality it's toss-up match and could very well go the distance.

Winner: Nadal will beat Nalbandian or Gulbis imo, even if it's going to be a hard one, he should pull through, he's much more fitter.

Second Quarter.

Andy Murray will steamroll through the earlier rounds. Make no mistake about it. In the 3rd Round he might be up against Wawrinka. It will be a beating. No problems for him.
Further down in the quarter things are quite balanced, there's Querrey in there, Almagro. Querrey should get through but he very much has shown signs of being the new Ljubicic of slams, so you never know. I'll take Almagro.
Needless to say, Murray will destroy him.

Next we have an interesting section with Berdych, Benneteau, Isner and Malisse(note: Malisse and Isner will play injured). The first round match is going to be a good test for the Czech. Llodra is never good in long matches so I don't think there's a too much a threat. He'll get through all of the opponents imo.

Winner: Murray should take this, but be sure that this will be one cracker of a match. Fantastic.

Third Quarter

Oh boy, this is such a mess.

Anyway, looks like things are interesting as well here. Davydenko should get through his first rounds easily. There is no way in hell he'll lose to a Gasquet camping 5 meters behind the baseline.
Then, things get tricky. He'll have to face Anderson, the kind of player that he hates. Big big server that pretty much plays first-strike tennis. But giving this is a best of 5 he should be able to get through this test.

Next we have Monfils who should clean his part of the draw up to Andy Roddick who will most likely be able to get passed Tipsarevic in case the Serb doesn't come up with the good stuff. Roddick should win against Monfils, giving that he is playing at home and that Monfils will not punish his paceless tennis like we all know him.

Next, Baghdatis - Fish. It doesn't matter who these guys have to play against in the early rounds, this match will happen. It's a toss-up I have to admit. I'll take Fish.
I'm kind of embarrassed to look at the next section of the draw. It's disgusting. Djoko will get through. God bless his seeding.

Davydenko - Roddick and Fish - Djoko, these will decide the quarter imo. It's absolutely interesting. I won't predict each one of these. I'll only say that Fish wins the quarter. The only thing that might get in his way is Super-Davy, or a Djokovic that goes back to actually playing tennis. The odds are slim.

Winner: Fish

Fourth Quarter

Soderling will steamroll in the first 2. Then he might be up against an unexpected 3rd rounder, possibly qualifier. He'll get through, no problems whatsoever.

The next section is a bit of a mess. Anyone can get through. Hard to believe that there's a Przyesny - Montanes in the first round of a grand slam considering some of the players that have to play qualies. But oh well, rankings are rankings. Cilic has such a kind draw, he's in terrible shape atm but there's basically no one that could take him out.

The next section is somewhat of the same. Very tricky, there's a Melzer and a Ferrero in there but these shouldn't pose any problems to the other seeds in here. Both being undertennis-ed and in bad shape.

Next, Mathieu could very well pass Hewitt but it's again one of those matches that are too close to call. I'll take Hewitt giving his experience.
Federer will dance with any of these players, and win of course. There's no doubt in my mind that the quarter will be Fed-Sod. And Federer will win.

Winner: Federer.

Semies:

Federer will beat Fish, not that easy though.
Murray will beat Rafa, in a easy-ish match.

Winner: Federer.

Congratulations, Roger.:wavey:
:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
Very good:wavey:

Serenidad
08-27-2010, 10:51 AM
Just because of your enthusiasm I will watch brands first chance I get. :rocker:

Please support Daniel Brands. :D I hope you get to watch him too!

Blackbriar
08-27-2010, 11:21 AM
Brands has a cakewalk to the final!

Persimmon
08-27-2010, 12:38 PM
rafa is screwed.

gabby?
istomin?
ljubicic?
gulbis/nalby?
murray?

lol u gotta be kidding me.
all big powerful hitters that are very good on HC.
thanks for coming rafa.
good luck at next year's USO.

Yeah, he has no chance. Horrible draw for Rafa.

FEDERERBEAUTY
08-27-2010, 01:26 PM
Once again Federina is put into a cushioned room with his draw.

Quite right too. When you're the GOAT and have worked hard for more slams than any player has ever achieved or will ever do in the future, you're entitled to a little special treatment now and again.

Next.

(I don't actually think anyone has an 'easy' draw. Slams can inspire the weakest no-hoper to rain down bullets for a few days and take out any favourite in their way.)

The Freak
08-27-2010, 05:08 PM
Since when...? It's almost fact that Monfils is all style and no substance, and Monfils just won't smack the balls Andy feeds him.

Roddick's got this on the bag, mark my words. People with mono always get the good endings!

Well the only time they have played in a slam Gael schooled Andy, and a lot of people thought Andy would win that even though it was on clay. The only two advantages Roddick has are the serve and mental strength. Monfils actually can push him around, he is more aggressive than Roddick with the forehand and backhand.

heya
08-28-2010, 08:56 PM
With Roddick around, no one has a frustrating tough draw.
Idiot Awareness Day (Roddick's birthday).

Clay Death
08-28-2010, 09:27 PM
the tougher the draw the better obviously since that is what prepares the player the best for the final.

its just that a murray vs clay warrior final would have been the one the world wanted to see.

we have already had so many nadal vs fed finals.

finally fed`s legacy is likely to tarnished if the clay warrior runs over him again. that is something to think about. i dont believe anybody is going to beat the clay warrior if he gets into the final.

heya
08-28-2010, 09:41 PM
Last year's USO had a rare hero final. Impressive.

Start da Game
08-30-2010, 05:27 PM
us open draws don't even deserve to be talked about anymore.......the tournament is already clowned with the senseless saturday-sunday finish for men, tiebreak in 5th set, unnecessary flashiness with all the unnecessary celebs and distractions at the event.......

the draw just rounds off the clownishness.......one just has to wonder how many times djokovic gets fed at the us open and nadal gets murray.......not that it would matter for rafa but it's just plain ridiculous.......nadal v djokovic in a hardcourt slam would be a real spectacle and we never get to see it.......with the kind of draw fed has, he should be there in the final easily.......nadal will get there in his own style and also better prepared for the final.......

i have a feeling that we are going to have another nadal v fed final here.......i also sense a repeat of AO 2009 final.......

jcempire
08-30-2010, 07:02 PM
us open draws don't even deserve to be talked about anymore.......the tournament is already clowned with the senseless saturday-sunday finish for men, tiebreak in 5th set, unnecessary flashiness with all the unnecessary celebs and distractions at the event.......

the draw just rounds off the clownishness.......one just has to wonder how many times djokovic gets fed at the us open and nadal gets murray.......not that it would matter for rafa but it's just plain ridiculous.......nadal v djokovic in a hardcourt slam would be a real spectacle and we never get to see it.......with the kind of draw fed has, he should be there in the final easily.......nadal will get there in his own style and also better prepared for the final.......

i have a feeling that we are going to have another nadal v fed final here.......i also sense a repeat of AO 2009 final.......

Agree, I don't like 5th Set tiebreak too.

n8
09-09-2010, 02:18 PM
Soderling has been so unlucky in Grand Slam draws since Roland Garros last year:

Roland Garros 2009 - Nadal (1) in 4th round (as early as possible given seeding)
Wimbledon 2009 - Federer (2) in 4th round (as early as possible)
US Open 2009 - Federer (1) in Quarters (as early as possible)
Australian Open 2010 - Good draw but lost first round.
Roland Garros 2010 - Federer (1) in Quarters (as early as possible)
Wimbledon 2010 - Nadal (1) in Quarters (as early as possible)
US Open 2010 - Federer (2) in Quarters (as early as possible)

So, aside from the Australian Open, the only time he hasn't played the number one seed as early as possible given his seeding was when he played Federer at Wimbledon and the US Open (also as early as possible). That is some rotten luck!

ossie
09-09-2010, 03:51 PM
Djokovic will be the first of the Top 4 out. He will lose to Fish.

Berdych's draw is fucking stupid. Llodra, Hanescu, Stepanek, Isner, Murray, Nadal, Federer. More like mission really really impossible now.

Federer will lose again in QF to Soderling . Again like in RG Cilic vs Soderling for Fed's opponent in possible QF . Too many coincidence

rafa is screwed.

gabby?
istomin?
ljubicic?
gulbis/nalby?
murray?

lol u gotta be kidding me.
all big powerful hitters that are very good on HC.
thanks for coming rafa.
good luck at next year's USO.

Yeah, he has no chance. Horrible draw for Rafa.

:spit: