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View Poll Results: Who will win the 2012 US Open

R. Federer 63 49.61%
N. Djokovic 32 25.20%
R. Nadal 5 3.94%
A. Murray 17 13.39%
D. Ferrer 0 0%
J. Tsonga 2 1.57%
T. Berdych 0 0%
J. Del Potro 3 2.36%
J. Isner 1 0.79%
Other 4 3.15%
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default WWW US Open 2012: The City That Never Sleeps Discussion

It is now just 3 weeks to the start of the final major of the year, the US Open.

Some discussion points:

We should have a pretty good idea of the main contenders and possible spoilers from recent events. Toronto and Cincinnati are the big tournaments prior to the US Open and might help give us even a better idea, especially Cincinnati.

There were complaints from players last year because of the slowness of the US Open courts. Will the USTA react and put less sand in the usual paint resurfacing and speed things up? There have been rumors to that effect, but nobody will know for sure until players start practicing on it, qualifying begins, and the first matches are underway.

How well will the main contenders be prepared and with what confidence levels?
Will Rafael Nadal be able to get enough matches in to be a serious factor after his latest bout with tendinitis?
Will Roger Federer be buoyed by his Wimbledon win and his simultaneous leap back to #1 to give him the confidence to get back to the Open final?
Will Andy Murray's Olympic victory carry him to his first major win?
Will Novak Djokovic be able to regain his mojo on the hard courts to overcome the recent hot players and successfully defend his second major this year?
Will a healthy Juan Martin Del Potro be able to rekindle his glory at the scene of his lone major triumph after a positive Olympics campaign?
Do you see any others with a chance to get into the semifinals and advance, or whom do you see as spoilers for the top contenders?

Discuss at will, but please attempt to keep the discussion free of hate/insult/trolling/baiting type comments. I'll put up a poll.

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With Murray's recent level of play I'm torn which one I want in Fed's half, him or Nadal.
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Roger Federer.
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These days, I think Roger's best chances at a major is at the US Open. I didn't expect him to win in Wimbledon, because his form on grass isn't what it once was.

I'm calling it now though, Del Potro will win it.
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With Murray's recent level of play I'm torn which one I want in Fed's half, him or Nadal.
I would think if one is a Federer fan, one would hope that Murray is in the Djokovic half.
We don't even know if Rafa will be ready to play, and perhaps his chances will be slimmer of making it through if he does play.

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With Murray's recent level of play I'm torn which one I want in Fed's half, him or Nadal.
How quickly people forget.

Nadal is a horrible matchup for Roger anywhere outdoors. Murray is anyday a better deal for Rog. And actually, I think the way he lost today (the first two sets were pure annihilation) will fire him up next time he sees Murray across the net.
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I hope Roger rests up (skips Cincy too if he has to) and can come back strong at Flushing Meadows...He deserves another final there given the SF heartbreaks last two years. Hope to see u back On final sunday again Fed, lets win this
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With Murray's recent level of play I'm torn which one I want in Fed's half, him or Nadal.
If you have to ask you haven't been a Fed fan long enough.

Anyway, I'm concerned with Nole's mentality this year. He seems like a bratty child compared to 2011. Hopefully he gets his act together and ends this year on a positive note.
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With Tsonga, Delpo and Berdych all ranked 5-8, at least three of the top 4 will have very tough QF matches, which is good.

Hope we see Federer vs Berdych, Nole/Murray vs Tsonga and Delpo vs Nadal.

Should be a great tournament, Djokovic is the favorite imo, but Federer will be motivated, Nadal will be back, Murray is making strides, Del Potro is back and Tsonga and Berdych can cause upsets. Plus some potential sleepers in the draw, should be great.
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I honestly think that for the first time in like... forever, this one will be really wide open. I know, i know, many said this many times in the last couple years but really, you can argue that every single one of Roger, Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, and Del Potro has a solid chance.

Nadal will be rested, and of course we know what a beast he is at the majors, Djokovic is probably the best hard court player at the moment, Roger won Wimbledon, and he's very consistent in the last 12 months.

And of course Del Potro, a guy that probably has a game that when he's on, it's really hard to come up with anything if you face him. I'm really looking forward to this tournament, and if Roger can't win it, i'd love to see a Del Potro-Murray final.
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With Tsonga, Delpo and Berdych all ranked 5-8, at least three of the top 4 will have very tough QF matches, which is good.

Hope we see Federer vs Berdych, Nole/Murray vs Tsonga and Delpo vs Nadal.

Should be a great tournament, Djokovic is the favorite imo, but Federer will be motivated, Nadal will be back, Murray is making strides, Del Potro is back and Tsonga and Berdych can cause upsets. Plus some potential sleepers in the draw, should be great.
Yeah but we don't need another Tsonga-Djokovic
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How quickly people forget.

Nadal is a horrible matchup for Roger anywhere outdoors. Murray is anyday a better deal for Rog. And actually, I think the way he lost today (the first two sets were pure annihilation) will fire him up next time he sees Murray across the net.
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If you have to ask you haven't been a Fed fan long enough.

Anyway, I'm concerned with Nole's mentality this year. He seems like a bratty child compared to 2011. Hopefully he gets his act together and ends this year on a positive note.
I meant that Nadal could be rusty and unconfident and could also taken out before SF more likely than Murray.
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Yeah but we don't need another Tsonga-Djokovic
Their last GS match went down to the wire. Like Berdych, Tsonga can beat anyone when 'on' (actually more so, Berdych can't beat Nadal), I'm sure Nole will not want to face him.

Thinking of it again, I want:

Federer vs Tsonga

Nadal vs Del Potro



Djokovic vs Ferrer

Murray vs Berdych



Nole is my favorite top 4 player, so let him get Ferrer.
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Their last GS match went down to the wire. Like Berdych, Tsonga can beat anyone when 'on' (actually more so, Berdych can't beat Nadal), I'm sure Nole will not want to face him.

Thinking of it again, I want:

Federer vs Tsonga

Nadal vs Del Potro



Djokovic vs Ferrer

Murray vs Berdych



Nole is my favorite top 4 player, so let him get Ferrer.
Give Djoko Isner atleast so we can get 4 exciting matches.
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I think Haas might get to a QF or something with a good draw.

Also, I think Federer would rather have Nadal on his side of the draw than Murray. Whoever gets Murray between Djoko and Federer will have to battle out really hard on saturday, Nadal probably wont even get to SF and I think even if he gets there the courts might be too fast and low bouncing for him to cause problems to Federer.
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