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Raonic could get plenty of SFs and Fs in North America and indoor season. He could catch on to Nadal.
 

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WTF needs Botnic

but no, no competition this year
 

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This era is the worst I've ever witnessed. I have a good feeling about the young up and comers though, so hopefully the next generation will change things soon.
 

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Anderson for a late charge perhaps? If he can repeat that grass form on N American hard he'll be seriously tough to beat - his game is better on high bounce courts, he's always said so.
 

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Wouldn't be surprised if at least one of the players outside the top 8 had a deep run or two and made it look more interesting. Sleevebot is well capable of picking up some smaller titles, and some deep runs in bigger events, as long as he isn't still affected by this issue with his foot. And obviously you can never count out Clutcherson.

But, anyway, the flip side is that the tournament should be much better if we don't have a field made up of mostly exhausted players. It's hard to imagine a worse tournament than last year's.
 

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Only a slam SF or better with good masters results can push someone else there. Milos has some fluid in his foot, so no Washington for him and he isn't some top dog in the next tournaments. Maybe Marin or Jo can do something, Blanderson and Gasquet would be hilarious. The most vulnerable players from the top 8 are David and Kei because of the injury and Rafa because of his mehness. Bendych hasn't looked good since MC, but he's consistent.
 

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One or more of the top 8 could pick up an injury, so it's still worth trying to finish in the top 10 spots, even if you cannot win the US Open.
 

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Well last year massive fight to get there, and massive flops when you've made it.
Of the debutants, only Nishikori managed to win a match (2) and almost everything was straight sets and not just 3 or 4, we had 0 and 1 games, including Murray almost getting double bagelled.

Raonic is the loser here really, having missed Rome/RG and losing early at Wimbledon means he is quite behind Nadal. So looks like Nadal might achieve his year end goal here.
 

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Are you serious? He'll not gain any points ...
He doesn't gain pts toward actual ranking but does for race ranking which will decide the WTF
 
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