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Qualifying Entry List (updated August 23, 2010)

smucav
08-03-2010, 03:09 PM
Entry deadline: August 2, 2010
Seeding: August 23, 2010

OUT Kamke, Tobias GER 85 (to MD)
OUT Devvarman, Somdev IND 96 (to MD)
OUT Young, Donald USA 100 (WC to MD)
4 Ilhan, Marsel TUR 106
OUT Sela, Dudi ISR 107 (to MD)
6 Beck, Karol SVK 108
7 Bolelli, Simone ITA 109
8 Roger-Vasselin, Edouard FRA 111
9 Soeda, Go JPN 112
OUT Massu, Nicolas CHI 114
11 Guccione, Chris AUS @118
OUT Sweeting, Ryan USA 119 (WC to MD)
13 Dancevic, Frank CAN @119
14 Del Bonis, Federico ARG 122
15 Ungur, Adrian ROU 123
16 Machado, Rui POR 125
17 Zemlja, Grega SLO 128
18 Guez, David FRA 129
19 Fischer, Martin AUT 130
20 Bozoljac, Ilija SRB 132
21 Berankis, Ricardas LTU 133
22 Bohli, Stephane SUI 134
23 Delgado, Ramon PAR 135
24 Ouanna, Josselin FRA 136
25 Souza, Joao BRA 139
26 Koubek, Stefan AUT 140
OUT Gremelmayr, Denis GER 142
28 Salamanca, Carlos COL 143
29 Hernych, Jan CZE 144
30 Alves, Thiago BRA 145
OUT Ball, Carsten AUS 146 (WC to MD)
32 Dodig, Ivan CRO 147
33 Gicquel, Marc FRA 148
34 Sergeyev, Ivan UKR 149
35 Munoz-De La Nava, Daniel ESP 150
36 Kim, Kevin USA 151
37 Ram, Rajeev USA 153
38 Zverev, Mischa GER 154
39 Mahut, Nicolas FRA 155
40 Niland, Conor IRL 159
41 Levine, Jesse USA 161
42 Reynolds, Bobby USA @161
43 Kendrick, Robert USA 163
44 Kindlmann, Dieter GER 164
45 Sijsling, Igor NED 165
46 Lojda, Dusan CZE 166
47 Capdeville, Paul CHI 168
OUT Bautista-Agut, Roberto ESP 169
49 Vagnozzi, Simone ITA 170
OUT Smyczek, Tim USA 171 (WC to MD)
51 Begemann, Andre GER 172
52 Ignatik, Uladzimir BLR 173
OUT Rufin, Guillaume FRA 174 (WC to MD)
54 Rosol, Lukas CZE 175
55 Witten, Jesse USA 176
56 Veic, Antonio CRO 177
57 Desein, Niels BEL 178
58 Matosevic, Marinko AUS 179
OUT Muller, Gilles LUX 182
60 Ebden, Matthew AUS 183
61 Krajinovic, Filip SRB 184
OUT Ascione, Thierry FRA 185
63 Paire, Benoit FRA 186
64 Balazs, Attila HUN 187
OUT Ouahab, Lamine ALG 188
66 Bogdanovic, Alex GBR 189
67 Levy, Harel ISR 190
68 Brzezicki, Juan Pablo ARG 191
69 El Amrani, Reda MAR 193
70 Bemelmans, Ruben BEL 194
71 Lammer, Michael SUI 195
72 Nishikori, Kei JPN 196
73 Patience, Olivier FRA 199
74 Polansky, Peter CAN 200
75 Tavares, Leonardo POR 201
76 Kudryavtsev, Alexandre RUS 202
77 Kirillov, Evgeny RUS 205
78 Delic, Amer USA @205
79 Zampieri, Caio BRA 206
80 Mannarino, Adrian FRA 207
81 De Voest, Rik RSA 208
82 Raonic, Milos CAN 209
83 Minar, Ivo CZE 210
84 Knittel, Bastian GER 211
85 Peya, Alexander AUT 212
86 Jones, Greg AUS 213
87 Gonzalez, Santiago MEX 214
88 Harrison, Ryan USA 215
89 Stadler, Simon GER 216
90 Mertens, Yannick BEL 219
91 King-Turner, Daniel NZL 220
92 Silva, Julio BRA 221
93 Millot, Vincent FRA 222
94 Tomic, Bernard AUS 223
95 Cook, Lester USA 224
96 Menendez-Maceiras, Adrian ESP 225
97 Klizan, Martin SVK 228
98 Alcaide, Guillermo ESP 230
99 Yani, Michael USA 231
100 Dasnieres de Veigy, Jonathan FRA 234
101 Sugita, Yuichi JPN 236
102 Lindahl, Nick AUS 237
OUT Brugues-Davi, Arnau ESP 238
104 Brezac, Charles-Antoine FRA 239
105 Giorgini, Daniele ITA 242
106 Clar-Rossello, Pedro ESP 243
107 Bogomolov Jr., Alex USA 244
108 Donskoy, Evgeny RUS 245
109 Kuznetsov, Alex USA 246
110 Mektic, Nikola CRO 247
111 Haider-Maurer, Andreas AUT 248
112 Baker, Jamie GBR 249
113 Bagnis, Facundo ARG 250
114 Okun, Noam ISR 251
115 Sidorenko, Alexandre FRA 252
116 Marrero, David ESP 253
117 Skugor, Franco CRO 255
118 Ghedin, Riccardo ITA 256
119 Pospisil, Jaroslav CZE 257
120 (WC) Buchanan, Chase USA
121 (WC) Collarini, Andrea USA
122 (WC) Cox, Jordan USA
123 (WC) Jenkins, Jarmere USA
124 (WC) Johnson, Steve USA
125 (WC) Ouellete, Greg USA
126 (WC) Strode, Blake USA (National Playoffs champion)
127 (WC) van Overbeek, Bob USA (Kalamazoo finalist)
128 (WC) Domijan, Alexander USA (replaces Williams, Rhyne USA)

Alternates
IN Nielsen, Frederik DEN 258
IN Cipolla, Flavio ITA 259
IN Millman, John AUS 260
IN Ito, Tatsuma JPN 261
IN Bubka, Sergei UKR 262
IN Van der Merwe, Izak RSA 263
IN Viola, Matteo ITA 264
IN Balleret, Benjamin MON 265
IN Lapentti, Giovanni ECU 266
IN Hocevar, Ricardo BRA 267
IN Cabal, Juan Sebastian COL 268
IN Klein, Brydan AUS 269
OUT Gutierrez-Ferrol, Sergio ESP 271
IN Farah, Robert COL 273
IN Janowicz, Jerzy POL 275
IN Middelkoop, Matwe NED 277
OUT Pella, Guido ARG 278
1. Copil, Marius ROU 279
OUT Estrella, Victor DOM 282
2. Ward, James GBR 283
OUT Rochette, Laurent FRA 284
OUT Tosic, Goran MNE 286
3. Bloomfield, Richard GBR 287
OUT Oswald, Philipp AUT 289
OUT Kim, Young-Jun KOR 290
OUT Bedene, Aljaz SLO 291
OUT Brizzi, Alberto ITA 292
4. Klec, Ivo SVK 293
OUT Cervantes-Huegun, Inigo ESP 294
5. Sorensen, Louk IRL 295

tennis fan474
08-04-2010, 09:27 AM
Good to see that Delic is back.

How Fernandes has PR of 119 while his carrer-high ranking is 758?

willoughby
08-04-2010, 11:18 AM
How Fernandes has PR of 119 while his carrer-high ranking is 758?

That should be a mistake. Hope the ATP fixes it soon.


btw, I'm surprised that Navarro is not on the list, after his epic match against Dent last year :(

sheva07
08-04-2010, 02:07 PM
Haase won't play USO qualies. He likes to gain more points on clay challengers in Europe. Understandable decision.

Hellraiser
08-06-2010, 11:01 AM
Really annoying entry list :rolleyes:

Davidcuervacho
08-09-2010, 02:02 AM
Good luck Federico Del Bonis, Juampi Brzezicki and Facundo Bagnis :bounce:

chowdahead25
08-09-2010, 07:54 AM
Delic!

orangehat
08-09-2010, 12:05 PM
Flavio should get in :woohoo:

Ad Wim
08-09-2010, 12:18 PM
Skugor just got IN! :yeah:

Sauletekis
08-10-2010, 07:08 PM
GL to Machado and Tavares! Shame that Joăo Sousa couldn't get in...

nilandrocks619
08-13-2010, 10:22 PM
best of luck conor niland

nole_no1
08-13-2010, 10:27 PM
Good luck Ungur Mahut Ball Guccione and Berankis:worship:

Haase won't play USO qualies. He likes to gain more points on clay challengers in Europe. Understandable decision.

No way :o
Haase really should play qualies here
He has a very powefull serve and some very good groundstrokes and he prooved at Wimbledon he is capable of good matches on fast surfaces.I really don't understand his decision:confused:

misty1
08-13-2010, 10:39 PM
good luck kamke, berankis, nishikori, ilhan, krajnovic, muller, dancevic, balazs

GoMullerGo
08-17-2010, 11:00 AM
Muller is out.

misty1
08-17-2010, 02:25 PM
yeah and kamke is in the main draw to, which i forgot

so good luck berankis, nishikori, ilhan, krajnovic, dancevic, balazs

dweijnen
08-17-2010, 07:56 PM
Chris Guccione ? He's now 278

nilandrocks619
08-18-2010, 04:48 PM
where is louk sorensen at australian open he got into 2nd round of main draw

CooCooCachoo
08-19-2010, 03:56 PM
Some of these players really should not pay the airfare and stay in Europe :help:

njnetswill
08-20-2010, 12:26 AM
Some of these players really should not pay the airfare and stay in Europe :help:

Curious who you are referring to, Martijn. :angel:

CooCooCachoo
08-20-2010, 01:34 PM
Curious who you are referring to, Martijn. :angel:

Several players :p I think Flavio should have played Manerbio :shrug: But hopefully he can qualify :clap2:

Action Jackson
08-20-2010, 05:01 PM
Farah should get in, will be interesting to see how he performs.

Filo V.
08-20-2010, 05:10 PM
Farah should get in, will be interesting to see how he performs.

Could be tired, he's played a lot of tennis. These courts suit his aggressive game, however, so we'll see.

Filo V.
08-20-2010, 05:13 PM
I agree that several of the players on the list would have been better off staying/going to Europe on the clay events or some of the weaker hard court events. That is what my guy Kunitsyn did, he's playing in Astana next week with a really weak draw, and then St. Remy. Haase and Darcis are doing that by playing in Manerbio, and potentially solidify top 100 positions. It's smart because it's easy draws, chance for major points, and to get into ATP MD directly.

Filo V.
08-20-2010, 05:19 PM
Guys like Patience, Veic and Del Bo should have played the clay challengers this upcoming week. Fede is defending a win in Manerbio and will lose around 100 points next week if he doesn't qualify. I don't think Nico should be in the draw either, he desperately needs points. Simone and Flavio could have and probably should have remained in Italy to play Manerbio next week as well. When you are out of the top 100, every week you have to make the correct decisions to improve that ranking and get wins. You have to make the right moves and decisions. The risks of losing R1 in qualifying, spending money to fly to NY for nothing isn't wise for all of these guys.

Filo V.
08-20-2010, 05:39 PM
A lot of guys like to mock him, and I'm not fond of him personally, but I really think Ram is going to qualify here. Also need to look out for Yani, Witten, Reynolds, guys who seem to find a way to bring their best at the bigger stages. Kei should qualify but he may get in with his ranking. If he does, I expect a good run depending on his draw. I expect Berankis to qualify easily. I think Sergeyev will qualify, and I think Delgado has a good shot also. With the way Mannarino has played, you would think he has a great shot himself. I think Kudryavtsev is my surprise pick to make the MD.

DanaKz
08-20-2010, 06:43 PM
Ryan please, qualify!

ciprianned
08-20-2010, 08:11 PM
Good luck ADRIAN UNGUR & MARIUS COPIL :worship::worship::worship:

chowdahead25
08-20-2010, 10:33 PM
What happened to Muller?

emotion
08-22-2010, 02:11 AM
Did C Rochus retire?

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 04:04 AM
Did C Rochus retire?

He's retiring, but he's playing a challenger this upcoming week and elected to skip qualifying.

emotion
08-22-2010, 04:07 AM
Okay, I knew he was retiring, and was hoping he wasn't now

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 04:13 AM
Okay, I knew he was retiring, and was hoping he wasn't now

Yes............I think he's going to give it one more shot in challengers this fall, see if he can go on a great run and get back into the top 100. Also, challengers is guaranteed money, and better opportunities for wins. If it doesn't happen, he'll be out the door for sure.

ibreak4coffee
08-22-2010, 05:04 AM
A lot of guys like to mock him, and I'm not fond of him personally, but I really think Ram is going to qualify here. Also need to look out for Yani, Witten, Reynolds, guys who seem to find a way to bring their best at the bigger stages. Kei should qualify but he may get in with his ranking. If he does, I expect a good run depending on his draw. I expect Berankis to qualify easily. I think Sergeyev will qualify, and I think Delgado has a good shot also. With the way Mannarino has played, you would think he has a great shot himself. I think Kudryavtsev is my surprise pick to make the MD.

Depends on the draw of course, but I expect Dancevic, Guccione, Matosevic, and Cook to fight seriously for a spot. As possible surprises, I can see Niland and/or Ebden making the MD. I agree with you that Ram, Yani, and Reynolds are likely candidates to get through qualifying.

Overall the field seems to have a lot of guys who havent played a lot of hard court tennis lately. Could make for some interesting results.

CooCooCachoo
08-22-2010, 11:36 AM
A lot of guys like to mock him, and I'm not fond of him personally, but I really think Ram is going to qualify here. Also need to look out for Yani, Witten, Reynolds, guys who seem to find a way to bring their best at the bigger stages. Kei should qualify but he may get in with his ranking. If he does, I expect a good run depending on his draw. I expect Berankis to qualify easily. I think Sergeyev will qualify, and I think Delgado has a good shot also. With the way Mannarino has played, you would think he has a great shot himself. I think Kudryavtsev is my surprise pick to make the MD.

Sergeyev and Kudryavtsev are weird picks :shrug: Ram, Yani and Reynolds also haven't been in great form, but are slightly more likely. We'll see when the draw comes out.

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 03:24 PM
Sergeyev and Kudryavtsev are weird picks :shrug: Ram, Yani and Reynolds also haven't been in great form, but are slightly more likely. We'll see when the draw comes out.I know they are weird, but there generally are weird come-out-of-nowhere types that make it. I don't really think Bobby nor Yani will qualify, but the US Open factor could spur them to do well. I'm 100% sure Kudryavtsev is going to qualify. He's aggressive, he comes to net, and when he's playing well he's really good. I think these courts suit his game and I expect a good performance from him. I'm a little less confident about Sergeyev but I remember him qualifying for the AO, and I think with the right draw he can do damage in qualifying.

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 03:34 PM
Depends on the draw of course, but I expect Dancevic, Guccione, Matosevic, and Cook to fight seriously for a spot. As possible surprises, I can see Niland and/or Ebden making the MD. I agree with you that Ram, Yani, and Reynolds are likely candidates to get through qualifying.

Overall the field seems to have a lot of guys who havent played a lot of hard court tennis lately. Could make for some interesting results.

I agree with all of those guys, except Guccione. I don't think he's healthy enough to qualify, the ability play matches back-to-back and remain fit I think will be too much. Any veteran American in the draw to me has a chance simply because of the US Open factor and crowd support. That will drive them to good performances.

I was going to say Niland as a surprise pick to come through qualifying, but he hasn't been playing well and I don't think he has enough weapons on this type of surface. As far as Ebden, he is coming off a good run in Brazil this week, so it wouldn't be a huge shocker, but I quite honestly don't think he's that great of a player. But you are right in that, with the right draw, any of these guys have a chance. There are quite a few players you look at in the draw and see as easy victories, and as you say, guys with limited play on hard court. So anything can (and most likely will) happen.

Holmzy
08-22-2010, 04:04 PM
Good Luck Kendrick, Niland and Sorensen( If he gets in). When is the the draw for qualies? can you update the list??

fran70
08-22-2010, 04:27 PM
I agree that there are many players that should had kept playing the challenger tour than wasting their time to qualify here. Some of them were smarter staying in Europe.

I think that Haase would have had chances to qualify but it seems to be that he is focused on earning easier points in the challenger tour.

njnetswill
08-22-2010, 04:31 PM
I also think that ultimately, many guys have a dream of playing in a grand slam MD, and if there's the opportunity, they will try, no matter how small their chances might be on paper. It's easier for players like Haase, Rochus, and Kunitsyn to opt out since they have been there, done that.

emotion
08-22-2010, 04:57 PM
Haase is being an idiot...

Hellraiser
08-22-2010, 05:06 PM
Any new withdrawals?

fran70
08-22-2010, 05:11 PM
Farah should get in, will be interesting to see how he performs.

Agree. He needs just one player to withdraw to be there.

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 08:23 PM
I also think that ultimately, many guys have a dream of playing in a grand slam MD, and if there's the opportunity, they will try, no matter how small their chances might be on paper. It's easier for players like Haase, Rochus, and Kunitsyn to opt out since they have been there, done that.

Great point.

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 08:26 PM
I surely hope some of the veterans and my personal faves like Zverev, Koubek, Beck, Mahut can get in. I expect there to be a lot of young guys making it mixed in with guys you wouldn't expect, with a few expected players.

Harry_Callahan
08-23-2010, 12:29 AM
GL Marrero ....

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 01:41 AM
I know they are weird, but there generally are weird come-out-of-nowhere types that make it. I don't really think Bobby nor Yani will qualify, but the US Open factor could spur them to do well. I'm 100% sure Kudryavtsev is going to qualify. He's aggressive, he comes to net, and when he's playing well he's really good. I think these courts suit his game and I expect a good performance from him. I'm a little less confident about Sergeyev but I remember him qualifying for the AO, and I think with the right draw he can do damage in qualifying.

Kudryavtsev definitely has the talent and the game to qualify, and the US Open of all Grand Slams suits him best. However, his form has been only so-so and his results inconsistent. It wouldn't be a huge surprise to see him qualifying, but banking on it, especially seeing as he will be unseeded, is a bit much. He could well be playing some guys that he recently lost to on hard (Mannarino, Desein (!), Bogomolov). Plus Kudryavtsev's main weakness is mental, so nothing is ever a given with him.

Sergeyev's recent results are absolutely appalling and suggest he's an easy opponent for most guys in the draw. Seeing as he lost to Heliovaara, Millot and Recouderc on hard, I wouldn't mind Flavio drawing him. He did qualify in Melbourne, but with an easy draw. His win over Sela was admittedly more impressive, but remains one of his few good wins this season. I'll be gobsmacked if Sergeyev qualifies.

Re some other posts, I'd be equally surprised if someone as mediocre as Niland strings together three wins in New York. I have ample respect for the guy, but I am inclined to believe that he is performing at the peak of his ability as it is. Hard work and determination will only get him so far. That having been said, I really wish him the best of luck.

CooCooCachoo
08-23-2010, 01:55 AM
Since I have been critical of some people's picks, it's only fair to allow them to shred my expectations, which generally are rather proven wrong anyway, to pieces in return.

I expect quite a bit from Ilhan, who has been doing very well in GS qualies. Ditto, though to a lesser extent, for Dodig. I'd say the same for Kindlmann, but because Dieter has been so shoddy lately I don't think him much of a threat. Zemlja, Mannarino, Matosevic, Van der Merwe, Berankis, Alves, Kendrick, Farah, Cook, Skugor stand a good chance. Players like Koubek and Soeda are also dangerous, because they can turn it up irrespective of poor form.

Guys like Dancevic and Reynolds are hard to grasp for me. They're still trying to find their own after injury and haven't done anything impressive enough to convince me that they will qualify. They'll be dangerous floaters though.

156mphserve
08-23-2010, 02:32 AM
I'll give a go at naming some potential qualifiers as well.

I think guys like Berankis, Mahut, Kendrick, and Ilhan are shoo ins to qualify if they don't get in directly or get drawn against one another

I think Soeda, Ebden, Bozoljac, and Nishikori should also qualify again if the don't get drawn against the group above.

Some unexpected qualifiers may be Bubka, Stadler, and Raonic

I think young guys like Tomic, and Harrison will qualify

And how can I not pick my canadians Dancevic, and Polansky to qualify

That leaves 1 qualifying spot which I think will go to Witten or Yani. I'll go for Witten, he seems to step it up lately in grand slams

so my 16 player list is...

Ilhan
Soeda
Dancevic
Bozoljac
Berankis
Mahut
Kendrick
Witten
Ebden
Nishikori
Polansky
Raonic
Harrison
Stadler
Tomic
Bubka

If one of these were to withdraw of get DE, I'll put Zemlja on that list.

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 04:39 AM
Kudryavtsev definitely has the talent and the game to qualify, and the US Open of all Grand Slams suits him best. However, his form has been only so-so and his results inconsistent. It wouldn't be a huge surprise to see him qualifying, but banking on it, especially seeing as he will be unseeded, is a bit much. He could well be playing some guys that he recently lost to on hard (Mannarino, Desein (!), Bogomolov). Plus Kudryavtsev's main weakness is mental, so nothing is ever a given with him.

Sergeyev's recent results are absolutely appalling and suggest he's an easy opponent for most guys in the draw. Seeing as he lost to Heliovaara, Millot and Recouderc on hard, I wouldn't mind Flavio drawing him. He did qualify in Melbourne, but with an easy draw. His win over Sela was admittedly more impressive, but remains one of his few good wins this season. I'll be gobsmacked if Sergeyev qualifies.

Re some other posts, I'd be equally surprised if someone as mediocre as Niland strings together three wins in New York. I have ample respect for the guy, but I am inclined to believe that he is performing at the peak of his ability as it is. Hard work and determination will only get him so far. That having been said, I really wish him the best of luck.
I did jump the gun a bit with Sergeyev, but he did win a challenger a couple of weeks ago. Yes, his form most of this season hasn't been great, though. I just remember seeing him in Australia and I think his game would play well on this surface, the way he likes to attack the ball with the forehand, and he has a pretty good first serve. I guess I shouldn't have been so quick to announce him as making the MD, but I do believe that he is a dangerous player because of his game, and he may be the type that rises on the bigger stages.

But Kudryavtsev, I'm so sure of him, he's the type of player who can come out of nowhere to spring a good result out of the blue. He is as inconsistent as anyone, but that's what makes him dangerous, because he is really talented, and when he's on, then he's better than many/most in the draw, and his game as you say really should adapt to these courts. Looking at the seeds, there are several players I can see Alex beating. There are also several he could lose to. But he's my surprise pick because I think he'll be on for the qualifying matches.

I agree about Niland, he's a grinder and a fighter, but having below-average talent only gets you so far in the game. But it would be nice to see an Irishman do well at a slam again, like Sorensen did at AO.

Action Jackson
08-23-2010, 05:02 AM
Agree. He needs just one player to withdraw to be there.

He will get in and as for who will qualify, we need to see the draw first of all. There are always surprises in GS qualifying.

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 05:14 AM
Since I have been critical of some people's picks, it's only fair to allow them to shred my expectations, which generally are rather proven wrong anyway, to pieces in return.

I expect quite a bit from Ilhan, who has been doing very well in GS qualies. Ditto, though to a lesser extent, for Dodig. I'd say the same for Kindlmann, but because Dieter has been so shoddy lately I don't think him much of a threat. Zemlja, Mannarino, Matosevic, Van der Merwe, Berankis, Alves, Kendrick, Farah, Cook, Skugor stand a good chance. Players like Koubek and Soeda are also dangerous, because they can turn it up irrespective of poor form.

Guys like Dancevic and Reynolds are hard to grasp for me. They're still trying to find their own after injury and haven't done anything impressive enough to convince me that they will qualify. They'll be dangerous floaters though.
I like your picks, I would say Marsel doesn't have a great chance with the way he's been playing, but I could say the same with my pick of Sergeyev. Marsel does pick it up for major qualifying as you say, and he's defending a lot of points so he has incentive. And Kindlmann, he's been very poor of late, and hasn't had a very good year in general. But this is an event he should do well at; he gave Davydenko a good match last year after qualifying.

I don't think Matosevic is going to qualify, but he just as well might, personally, I think he's mediocre and not consistently good enough to win 3 matches in a qualifying set up. I agree with the other guys, but I'm 50-50 with Alves, he doesn't seem to be able to play up to his ball-striking ability consistently enough, but he is dangerous, I like him and it would be nice to see him make it. I've seen Skugor a few times and he seems like a 100% ball-basher to the extreme. But those types of players can get hot and do damage, so who knows?

Soeda and Koubek are also dangerous players, Soeda a bit more than dangerous IMO. To me he is someone that should make it if the draw works out well for him. Stefan has barely played lately, but I do know he's been practicing with Roger in Europe and also playing some German club events so hopefully he can do damage, on a slick, fast court like this he should do well.

Also, very true about Dancevic and Reynolds, if they are both healthy and really prepared to compete in this type of setting, they definitely have the opportunity to qualify. All of these hypothetical questions are dependent on the draw, of course.

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 05:29 AM
I'll give a go at naming some potential qualifiers as well.

I think guys like Berankis, Mahut, Kendrick, and Ilhan are shoo ins to qualify if they don't get in directly or get drawn against one another

I think Soeda, Ebden, Bozoljac, and Nishikori should also qualify again if the don't get drawn against the group above.

Some unexpected qualifiers may be Bubka, Stadler, and Raonic

I think young guys like Tomic, and Harrison will qualify

And how can I not pick my canadians Dancevic, and Polansky to qualify

That leaves 1 qualifying spot which I think will go to Witten or Yani. I'll go for Witten, he seems to step it up lately in grand slams

so my 16 player list is...

Ilhan
Soeda
Dancevic
Bozoljac
Berankis
Mahut
Kendrick
Witten
Ebden
Nishikori
Polansky
Raonic
Harrison
Stadler
Tomic
Bubka

If one of these were to withdraw of get DE, I'll put Zemlja on that list.
I would be absolutely shocked if Bubka qualifies. To me, he's a first serve with nothing else. But the other guys definitely have some chances. It's so dependent on the draw that obviously it is hard to predict, but there are so many guys who one can make a case for. I wish I could say Mahut was a lock but he really isn't; he hasn't shown himself to be good enough on surfaces outside of grass, and he's not been healthy since the Wimbledon match. I forgot about Bozo but he's a definite threat to qualify, you never know about where he's at and where his game is at. I just can't wait to see the draw and for the matches to start!

156mphserve
08-23-2010, 05:44 AM
Yeah Bubka is an outside pick, I thought it would be rather boring if I went with a lot of expected results. Of course it all depends on the draw but you'll look better if you get a lot of these right even before the draw comes out:lol:

speaking of the draw what time is the qualifying draw being done tomorrow?

Filo V.
08-23-2010, 05:52 AM
Yeah Bubka is an outside pick, I thought it would be rather boring if I went with a lot of expected results. Of course it all depends on the draw but you'll look better if you get a lot of these right even before the draw comes out:lol:

speaking of the draw what time is the qualifying draw being done tomorrow?

That's for sure, having the power to magically look in the future and get things right with just guessing. I wonder if they could make a superhero out of someone with that ability :p

As far as when the draw comes out, they don't have it on their website or their various network pages. I'm guessing at noon EST since that is when the MD is out Thursday. I'm excited but nervous, because I just know some of my favorites will get paired with each other.

Luinir
08-23-2010, 08:15 AM
Marsel needs some confidence, so he needs easy draw.

Baink
08-23-2010, 08:43 AM
Gonzalez Santoago is in Nev Haven, so he will withdraw from US OPEN qualifications?

SeagullUK
08-23-2010, 11:19 AM
Gonzalez Santoago is in Nev Haven, so he will withdraw from US OPEN qualifications?

FERNANDO and MAXIMO Gonzalez Yes
Santiago No :p

GasquetGulbis
08-23-2010, 11:26 AM
Rooting for Berankis, Krajinovic, Ignatik, Harrison, Janowicz and Tomic. And of course the Canadians.

ibreak4coffee
08-23-2010, 03:17 PM
Its really crappy weather in NY today and I'm betting it continues until tomorrow... I'm praying the weather isnt like last year, when it felt like winter during most of the week

Amok9898
08-23-2010, 03:38 PM
Rooting for Berankis, Krajinovic, Ignatik, Harrison, Janowicz and Tomic. And of course the Canadians.
Rooting for Soeda, Nishikori, Sugita, and Ito. And of course all of them are Japanese.:p

Nishikori won in Binghamton two weeks ago and said he is in top shape. He is very dangerous in this tournament. It's about time for him to play like he did before injury.
Soeda has been consistent lately. As a high seed (#5?), his draw should be relatively easy.
Sugita and ito are long shots except Ito won his first CH two weeks ago in Brazil.

willoughby
08-23-2010, 05:32 PM
Soeda has been consistent lately. As a high seed (#5?), his draw should be relatively easy.

Soeda will be the second seed (behind Ilhan)

schvantz
08-23-2010, 09:33 PM
Copil will play or not ?

andrijagajic
08-23-2010, 10:37 PM
Good Luck on draw Ilija!

neworleanshoo
08-23-2010, 10:56 PM
do they really not release the schedule until tuesday? the morning play starts? if so, that's messed up...

i've been waiting for the draw to come out so i can plan my schedule (i want to see somdev and domijan, the 2 UVA guys) - but the women's draw doesn't have any dates or times. guessing the men's draw will be the same once it finally comes out.

bay
08-23-2010, 11:14 PM
refreshing is so boring :(

good luck on draw Janowicz! :)

nilandrocks619
08-23-2010, 11:17 PM
best of luck with the draw conor niland

misty1
08-23-2010, 11:20 PM
best of luck for a good draw to everyone i like. Most of all marsel who will need a good draw

_Chaz
08-23-2010, 11:27 PM
best of luck for a good draw to everyone i like. Most of all marsel who will need a good draw

He plays 1st round against Tomic. No good draw I think.

156mphserve
08-24-2010, 12:12 AM
I'll give a go at naming some potential qualifiers as well.

I think guys like Berankis, Mahut, Kendrick, and Ilhan are shoo ins to qualify if they don't get in directly or get drawn against one another

I think Soeda, Ebden, Bozoljac, and Nishikori should also qualify again if the don't get drawn against the group above.

Some unexpected qualifiers may be Bubka, Stadler, and Raonic

I think young guys like Tomic, and Harrison will qualify

And how can I not pick my canadians Dancevic, and Polansky to qualify

That leaves 1 qualifying spot which I think will go to Witten or Yani. I'll go for Witten, he seems to step it up lately in grand slams

so my 16 player list is...

Ilhan
Soeda
Dancevic
Bozoljac
Berankis
Mahut
Kendrick
Witten
Ebden
Nishikori
Polansky
Raonic
Harrison
Stadler
Tomic
Bubka

If one of these were to withdraw of get DE, I'll put Zemlja on that list.

my players got drawn into 11 different sections so at most i can get 11 of them right

Fabio83
08-24-2010, 12:54 AM
Is Massú IN or OUT after today? it seems like he's out...

Filo V.
08-24-2010, 01:23 AM
Is Massú IN or OUT after today? it seems like he's out..

Possibly been a MD withdrawal that allowed him in directly.

cneazul
08-24-2010, 10:17 AM
shame on Isner. HE knows damn well that he can`t play but he didn`t retire! Copil was alternates #1. He worked so hard this year and his dream was to play us open qualis. Now he can`t play because isner didn`t retire yet. Of course he will retire a few days later when it will be to late for marius

Amok9898
08-24-2010, 01:29 PM
Is Massú IN or OUT after today? it seems like he's out...
It appears that he is out. Why did he decide to forego qualifying? He would have been a high seed???