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USO 2012 (MD inside)

Pratik
08-27-2012, 06:11 AM
No thread?

MIRNYI BLR / NESTOR CAN [1] vs. JOHNSON USA / SOCK USA (W)
NORMAN BEL / WASKE GER vs. CERMAK CZE / MERTINAK SVK
BLAKE USA / QUERREY USA vs. HUEY PHI / INGLOT GBR
MURRAY GBR / SA BRA vs. PEYA AUT / SOARES BRA [15]

MELZER AUT / PETZSCHNER GER [10] (W) vs. FISHER AUS / KERR AUS
BRUNSTROM SWE / CERRETANI USA vs. DELGADO GBR / SKUPSKI GBR
KUBOT POL / YOUZHNY RUS vs. ECKER GER / NIEMINEN FIN
CHARDY FRA / KLIZAN SVK vs. GRANOLLERS ESP / LOPEZ ESP [6]

LINDSTEDT SWE / TECAU ROU [3] vs. BRACCIALI ITA / ZEBALLOS ARG
RAMIREZ HIDALGO ESP / RAMOS ESP vs. PAIRE FRA / ROGER-VASSELIN FRA
STAKHOVSKY UKR / TROICKI SRB vs. KOHLMANN GER / PHAU GER
KNOWLE AUT / POLASEK SVK vs. MARRERO ESP / VERDASCO ESP [13]

MARRAY GBR / NIELSEN DEN [11] vs. CIPOLLA ITA / FOGNINI ITA
LEVINE USA / MATOSEVIC AUS vs. BUCHANAN USA / KLAHN USA (W)
NALBANDIAN ARG / SCHWANK ARG vs. KARLOVIC CRO / MOSER GER
BROWN GER / KAS GER vs. PAES IND / STEPANEK CZE [5]



BHUPATHI IND / BOPANNA IND [8] vs. EBDEN AUS / TOMIC AUS
BOGOMOLOV JR. RUS / KLAASEN RSA vs. ITO JPN / SOEDA JPN
BERLOCQ ARG / MAYER ARG vs. DLOUHY CZE / DOLGOPOLOV UKR
KUKUSHKIN KAZ / LU TPE vs. QURESHI PAK / ROJER NED [9]

FLEMING GBR / HUTCHINS GBR [14] vs. KAVCIC SLO / ZOPP EST
EMMRICH GER / SIJSLING NED vs. BAKER USA / RAM USA
ELGIN RUS / ISTOMIN UZB vs. ERLICH ISR / RAM ISR
HARRISON USA / HARRISON USA (W) vs. FYRSTENBERG POL / MATKOWSKI POL [4]

LLODRA FRA / ZIMONJIC SRB [7] vs. MONROE USA / YOUNG USA (W)
BENNETEAU FRA / MAHUT FRA vs. RATIWATANA THA / RATIWATANA THA
REYNOLDS USA / RUSSELL USA (W) vs. NOVIKOV USA / REDLICKI USA (W)
CABAL COL / FARAH COL vs. DODIG CRO / MELO BRA [12]

GONZALEZ MEX / LIPSKY USA [16] vs. HAASE NED / SEPPI ITA
ANDUJAR ESP / GARCIA-LOPEZ ESP vs. KNOWLES BAH / MALISSE BEL
BUTORAC USA / HANLEY AUS vs. HAJEK CZE / LACKO SVK
DARCIS BEL / GOFFIN BEL vs. BRYAN USA / BRYAN USA [2]

MaxPower
08-28-2012, 07:55 AM
Bottom-half it's gonna be hard to stop the Bryans from making the final.


Top-half looks more uncertain. Think one of Mirnyi/Nestor, Lindstedt/Tecau or Paes/Steps will make it in the end.



Think Marray/Nielsen will crash and burn and go out early. One of the un-seeded US teams will probably cause some upsets, having home advantage and so forth

Pratik
08-29-2012, 08:45 AM
Bottom-half it's gonna be hard to stop the Bryans from making the final.


Top-half looks more uncertain. Think one of Mirnyi/Nestor, Lindstedt/Tecau or Paes/Steps will make it in the end.



Think Marray/Nielsen will crash and burn and go out early. One of the un-seeded US teams will probably cause some upsets, having home advantage and so forth

Unseeded Americans wrecking havoc.
Sock/Johnson take out Mirnyi/Nestor
Monroe/Young take out Llodra/Zimonjic
Harrissons take out the Poles.

:eek:

The Bryans now have a cake walk to the finals

mreccentric
08-29-2012, 08:49 AM
--US Open--
I saw the doubles results after your comment. It's shocking defeats for many
Daniel Nestor/Mirnyi out,
Polish Pair Matkowski/Frystenberg out,
Llodra/Zimonjic out.

Big Upsets... Don't think Zimonjic Llodra will continue their partnership.
Big Upsets

kaustav4
08-29-2012, 06:04 PM
Big Upsets

Great for the Indians...Big chane now for Hesh-Bops to move up in the ladder..In te meantime strong start by Leander-Radek..I think they will move into the final from upper half... :)

Trollin Stone
08-29-2012, 11:04 PM
Great for the Indians...Big chane now for Hesh-Bops to move up in the ladder..In te meantime strong start by Leander-Radek..I think they will move into the final from upper half... :)

Wasnt meant to be......

mreccentric
08-30-2012, 03:33 AM
Great for the Indians...Big chane now for Hesh-Bops to move up in the ladder..In te meantime strong start by Leander-Radek..I think they will move into the final from upper half... :)
Bhupathi Bopanna are already out of the contest, after their loss in First Round. Heard that Mirza and Bhupathi aren't pairing together in Mixeds too.

Looks like ever Leander is out... wait, i'll check somewhere again.

Pratik
08-30-2012, 08:32 AM
Bhupathi Bopanna are already out of the contest, after their loss in First Round. Heard that Mirza and Bhupathi aren't pairing together in Mixeds too.

Looks like ever Leander is out... wait, i'll check somewhere again.

Please tell me where it is that you get you information from :confused:

mreccentric
08-30-2012, 08:47 AM
Please tell me where it is that you get you information from :confused:
sorry... i was wrong. It seemed like that when i saw the match results.
I've posted the image below, there it looks like that.

http://i.imgur.com/pSv8a.png (http://imgur.com/pSv8a)

MaxPower
08-30-2012, 08:16 PM
djez what the hell happened there in R1. So many seeds went out.

As I expected some of the american teams caused upsets. Still I think it's a shame they don't play BO5 like in Wimbledon in all slams. It benefits the better teams. One crap game or a bad tiebreak often costs the entire match.


Now the road is more open for my favs Lin-Tec in the top half but the big winners look to be the Bryan Bros. I have a hard time seeing anyone stopping Bryans from reaching the final now. On the other hand who knows anymore but I do hope the seeded teams left can show their skills because it's not got for doubles with too many surprises.

Pratik
08-31-2012, 08:15 AM
Round 2:

Steve Johnson USA/Jack Sock USA vs. Frantisek Cermak CZE/Michal Mertinak SVK
Treat Conrad Huey PHI/Dominic Inglot GBR vs. Alexander Peya AUT (15)/Bruno Soares BRA (15)
Jurgen Melzer AUT (10)/Philipp Petzschner GER (10) vs. Jamie Delgado GBR/Ken Skupski GBR
Lukasz Kubot POL/Mikhail Youzhny RUS vs. Marcel Granollers ESP (6)/Marc Lopez ESP (6)

Robert Lindstedt SWE (3)/Horia Tecau ROU (3) vs. Benoit Paire FRA/Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA
Sergiy Stakhovsky UKR/Viktor Troicki SRB vs. Julian Knowle AUT/Filip Polasek SVK
Jonathan Marray GBR (11)/Frederik Nielsen DEN (11) vs. Jesse Levine USA/Marinko Matosevic AUS
Thomaz Bellucci BRA/Joao Souza BRA vs. Leander Paes IND (5)/Radek Stepanek CZE (5)

Matthew Ebden AUS/Bernard Tomic AUS vs. Alex Bogomolov Jr. RUS/Raven Klaasen RSA
Carlos Berlocq ARG/Leonardo Mayer ARG vs. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi PAK (9)/Jean-Julien Rojer NED (9)
Colin Fleming GBR (14)/Ross Hutchins GBR (14) vs. Brian Baker USA/Rajeev Ram USA
Jonathan Erlich ISR/Andy Ram ISR vs. Christian Harrison USA/Ryan Harrison USA

Nicholas Monroe USA/Donald Young USA vs. Julien Benneteau FRA/Nicolas Mahut FRA
Dennis Novikov USA/Michael Redlicki USA vs. Ivan Dodig CRO (12)/Marcelo Melo BRA (12)
Santiago Gonzalez MEX (16)/Scott Lipsky USA (16) vs. Pablo Andujar ESP/Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP
Eric Butorac USA/Paul Hanley AUS vs. Bob Bryan USA (2)/Mike Bryan USA (2)


Easy path for the Bryans.

Very tough for Paes/Steps.Possible path R3 onwards:
Marray/Nielsen; Lind/Tec; Melz/Petz; Bryans

mreccentric
08-31-2012, 09:44 AM
Round 2:
Easy path for the Bryans.

Very tough for Paes/Steps.Possible path R3 onwards:
Marray/Nielsen; Lind/Tec; Melz/Petz; Bryans

Tough even for other seeded teams in top half.
Not impossible, Leander-Radek have a better chance, considering that they are a good team.

kaustav4
08-31-2012, 06:47 PM
Leander-Radek smooth sailing to 3rd round...Seems going strong...:)

Julián Santiago
08-31-2012, 06:52 PM
Paes/Stepanek are now candidates, with all those defeats from the top seeds

Pratik
09-01-2012, 05:41 PM
Qureshi Rojer through to next round. Dodig/Melo are breezing through

MaxPower
09-01-2012, 10:30 PM
Lind/Tec had to work for it. Served great and didn't get broken all match but lost first set in a tiebreaker and had to battle back.


Looks set for a very interesting QF vs Paes/Stepanek but first one more round.....and in this USO no seeded pair is safe :)

ImmzB
09-01-2012, 11:56 PM
Qureshi & Rojer have only played 3 games to reach the 3rd round.

Trollin Stone
09-02-2012, 12:12 AM
Round 16:

Frantisek Cermak CZE/Michal Mertinak SVK vs. Alexander Peya AUT (15)/Bruno Soares BRA (15)
Jamie Delgado GBR/Ken Skupski GBR vs. Marcel Granollers ESP (6)/Marc Lopez ESP (6)
Robert Lindstedt SWE (3)/Horia Tecau ROU (3) vs. Julian Knowle AUT/Filip Polasek SVK
Jesse Levine USA/Marinko Matosevic AUS vs. Leander Paes IND (5)/Radek Stepanek CZE (5)

Alex Bogomolov Jr. RUS/Raven Klaasen RSA vs. Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi PAK (9)/Jean-Julien Rojer NED (9)
Colin Fleming GBR (14)/Ross Hutchins GBR (14) vs. Christian Harrison USA/Ryan Harrison USA
Julien Benneteau FRA/Nicolas Mahut FRA vs. Ivan Dodig CRO (12)/Marcelo Melo BRA (12)
Santiago Gonzalez MEX (16)/Scott Lipsky USA (16) vs. Bob Bryan USA (2)/Mike Bryan USA (2)

7 seeds already out after 2 rounds
From bottom half Bryans have easy road to the finals, top half will be decided in the QF between Paes/Steps and Lindst/Tecau, it seems. But nothing is set in stone in this tournament....

mreccentric
09-02-2012, 04:15 AM
Qureshi Rojer through to next round. Dodig/Melo are breezing through
If anyone gonna beat Bryans in US Open, then it should be Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.
Looks set for a very interesting QF vs Paes/Stepanek but first one more round.....and in this USO no seeded pair is safe :)
From bottom half Bryans have easy road to the finals, top half will be decided in the QF between Paes/Steps and Lindst/Tecau, it seems. But nothing is set in stone in this tournament....
Gronollers-Lopez are tough too...

Pratik
09-02-2012, 08:37 AM
IMO, Benny/Mahut vs Dodig/Melo should be the most interesting match of R3. Hopefully it is on a televised court.

A Lind/Tec Paes/Steps QF should be great

mreccentric
09-02-2012, 10:04 AM
Lee-Radek match on Grandstand, so it will be broadcasted.

5 hours to go.

Pratik
09-02-2012, 08:21 PM
Very tough for Paes/Steps.Possible path R3 onwards:
Marray/Nielsen; Lind/Tec; Melz/Petz; Bryans

:haha:

Trollin Stone
09-02-2012, 08:24 PM
:haha:

So tomorrow all in Gonzalez/Lipsky?

Pratik
09-02-2012, 08:40 PM
So tomorrow all in Gonzalez/Lipsky?

A perfect scenario would be Paes/Steps beat Bryans in the final.

It's funny that now the fourth quarter seems to have become the most interesting.

mreccentric
09-03-2012, 03:13 AM
Unreal... Lindstedt/Tecau lose. It will be bit easy for Lea-Rad now. But, can't say anything can happen. Winners might play spaniards in the SF.

Why did Mahesh Bhupathi withdrew from Mixed Doubles? Any Idea?

kaustav4
09-03-2012, 05:28 AM
Paes-Stepanek second GS would be icing on the cake for the year...One by one..First QF and Bryans or Harrison Brothers may be in the final..:)

CooCooCachoo
09-03-2012, 05:50 PM
Not many seeds left:

[2] Bryan/Bryan
[5] Paes/Stepanek
[6] Granollers/M. Lopez
[9] Qureshi/Rojer
[12] Dodig/Melo
[15] Peya/Soares
[16] Gonzalez/Lipsky

At least one and at most three of these will fall before the QFs.

mreccentric
09-03-2012, 05:58 PM
1st set for Scott Lipsky/Gonzalez against the Bryans. Let's see what happens.

Pratik
09-03-2012, 06:27 PM
1st set for Scott Lipsky/Gonzalez against the Bryans. Let's see what happens.

Bryan bros clutch(well, somewhat) in the 2nd TB. 3rd set should be easier for them

Pratik
09-03-2012, 07:09 PM
Bryan bros clutch(well, somewhat) in the 2nd TB. 3rd set should be easier for them

As expected :yeah:

CooCooCachoo
09-03-2012, 08:47 PM
Ugh, I would have liked to see the Bryans trip up.

Granollers/Lopez cruising through the first set against Delgado/Skupski.

Jimnik
09-04-2012, 02:04 AM
Bryans into the QF 6-7 7-6 6-3

I believe they need to make the final to return to #1.

mreccentric
09-04-2012, 04:25 AM
Bryan bros clutch(well, somewhat) in the 2nd TB. 3rd set should be easier for them
I've seen many close matches like this won by Bryans, sometimes i wonder what makes them! They always end up as winning team in such matches.
Ugh, I would have liked to see the Bryans trip up.

Granollers/Lopez cruising through the first set against Delgado/Skupski.
It would be nice to see Harrisons vs Bryans in SF.
Leander, Bob Bryan is out of Mixed Doubles. Now, Mirnyi/Huber has an advantage.

Pratik
09-04-2012, 07:25 AM
Benny-Mahut scoreline was surprising, IMO. Dodig/Melo were in good form.


QF
Alexander Peya AUT/Bruno Soares BRA [15] vs. Marcel Granollers ESP/Marc Lopez ESP [6]
Julian Knowle AUT/Filip Polasek SVK vs. Leander Paes IND/Radek Stepanek CZE [5]

Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi PAK/Jean-Julien Rojer NED [9] vs. Christian Harrison USA/Ryan Harrison USA
Julien Benneteau FRA/Nicolas Mahut FRA vs. Bob Bryan USA/Mike Bryan USA [2]


Paes/Steps by far the strongest team in the top half.
Somehow, the bottom half seems a lot more open.

Trollin Stone
09-04-2012, 09:10 AM
^Grany and Lopez are a good team, too and theyre going strong so far.....

mreccentric
09-04-2012, 10:11 AM
^Grany and Lopez are a good team, too and theyre going strong so far.....

They have always played well in Grandslams, but yet to succeed.

Trollin Stone
09-05-2012, 10:25 PM
SF
Marcel Granollers ESP/Marc Lopez ESP [6] vs. Leander Paes IND/Radek Stepanek CZE [5]

Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi PAK/Jean-Julien Rojer NED [9] vs. Bob Bryan USA/Mike Bryan USA [2]



After all that seed exodus we have 4 seeded teams in SFs. Bryans won another close match versus the Frenchies; Paes/Steps vs. Spaniards could be interesting.
Hope for the same finalists like in the AO.

Pratik
09-05-2012, 10:36 PM
Qureshi/Rojer swept aside the Harrisons like they were yesterday's news. They have not played too many matches, so they would have a very tough time against the Bryans. Bryans have not been at their best, but should be able to reach the finals.

Nobody has given Paes/Steps any problem, but their draw had cleared up a lot.

My 0.02$ :
Both SF will be straight sets. Paes/Steps beat Bryans in 3 in the final. Bryans wining the second set in a TB.

mreccentric
09-06-2012, 02:58 AM
Will def be tough match for Leander-Radek. Lopez-Granollers have an good season so far.
Even Bryans will have it tough against Qureshi/Rojer. Will be two tight matches, so will be hard to decide who wins.

Two best teams on the day would reach the Finals.
My 0.02$ :
???

TMJordan
09-06-2012, 02:59 AM
Vamos Marc

Jimnik
09-06-2012, 03:32 AM
Twins through to SF 7-6(2) 7-6(4)

Just one win from returning to #1. :bounce:

TigerTim
09-06-2012, 10:50 AM
man those twins............

ImmzB
09-06-2012, 11:11 AM
Come on Qureshi & Rojer!!

MaxPower
09-06-2012, 03:22 PM
Bryans will take the title

Smoke944
09-06-2012, 05:06 PM
Vamos Marc

+1, not that I am a big fan of Granollers but Marc is cool and Paes is as unlikable as they come.

mreccentric
09-06-2012, 05:10 PM
+1, not that I am a big fan of Granollers but Marc is cool and Paes is as unlikable as they come.

Where did all this calling 'Vamos' start? I Think 2011 AO, in a match b/w Lopez/Marc and Paes/Bhupathi.

Pratik
09-06-2012, 06:23 PM
Steps volleying wasn't the best today. He hit a few good BH volleys in the first few games, but that was it. Grany/Lopez were quick to pick that up too. Could be a liability against the Bryans(assuming that they make it)

kaustav4
09-06-2012, 06:59 PM
Not really...Do not forget please it was Stepanek who was player of the match against Twins at Aussie Open 2012...And he was missing volleys but SexPaes team was clearly the better team where Stepanek was little off color doesnt mean he will miss those volleys in the final..These will be winners against Twins dear( If they at all win the semis) :)

Pratik
09-06-2012, 08:07 PM
Not really...Do not forget please it was Stepanek who was player of the match against Twins at Aussie Open 2012...And he was missing volleys but SexPaes team was clearly the better team where Stepanek was little off color doesnt mean he will miss those volleys in the final..These will be winners against Twins dear( If they at all win the semis) :)

You are way too optimistic. The AO was over half a year ago. Current form is what counts.

mreccentric
09-07-2012, 02:14 AM
You are way too optimistic. The AO was over half a year ago. Current form is what counts.
Bryans lead 3-2 against Step-Paes. Bryans won the last tie. But, Step-Paes have done well on hard court against them, since 2012 Aussie Open. So it'll be 50:50 chances.

Expecting vBet for the Finals.