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jt1224x0
08-22-2007, 09:51 AM
When is the draw coming out? I thought it was today?:confused:

whatsgood4u
08-22-2007, 09:53 AM
It seems like the usta is behind on schedule in almost everything.

blinkinrogue
08-22-2007, 09:53 AM
i think i just saw it (wta), sheesh on one side of the draw, they have justine, ana, serena, jelena, and venus!

jt1224x0
08-22-2007, 09:54 AM
i think i just saw it (wta), sheesh on one side of the draw, they have justine, ana, serena, jelena, and venus!

WHAT???????????? NO THAT'S BAD:mad:

blinkinrogue
08-22-2007, 09:55 AM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ws/r1s1.html

tell me about it. man, how'd it end up like that???

jt1224x0
08-22-2007, 09:58 AM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ws/r1s1.html

tell me about it. man, how'd it end up like that???

Why are they doing that? I don't like the draw at all:(

blinkinrogue
08-22-2007, 09:58 AM
wow how lucky can maria and svetlana get???? :confused:

jt1224x0
08-22-2007, 10:00 AM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/r1s4.html

natasha_nana
08-22-2007, 10:07 AM
Top Half

Q1

Roger Federer SUI (1)
vs.
QUALIFIER

QUALIFIER
vs.
QUALIFIER


QUALIFIER
vs.
QUALIFIER

John Isner USA
vs.
Jarkko Nieminen FIN (26)


Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (21)
vs.
Feliciano Lopez ESP

Robert Kendrick USA
vs.
Igor Andreev RUS


Donald Young USA
vs.
Chris Guccione AUS

Sergio Roitman ARG
vs.
Richard Gasquet FRA (13)


Tomas Berdych CZE (9)
vs.
Marc Gicquel FRA

Simone Bolelli ITA
vs.
Julien Benneteau FRA


Gilles Simon FRA
vs.
QUALIFIER

Fernando Verdasco ESP
vs.
Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA (22)


Ivo Karlovic CRO (32)
vs.
Arnaud Clement FRA

Thomas Johansson SWE
vs.
Nicolas Massu CHI

Jose Acasuso ARG
vs.
Martin Vassallo Arguello ARG

Justin Gimelstob USA
vs.
Andy Roddick USA (5)

Q2

Nikolay Davydenko RUS (4)
vs.
Jesse Levine USA

Nicolas Kiefer GER
vs.
Vincent Spadea USA

Peter Luczak AUS
vs.
Luis Horna PER

Alex Kuznetsov USA
vs.
Nicolas Almagro ESP (28


Andy Murray GBR (19)
vs.
QUALIFIER

Juan-Pablo Guzman ARG
vs.
Jonas Bjorkman SWE

Dominik Hrbaty SVK
vs.
Hyung-Taik Lee KOR

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo ESP
vs.
Guillermo Canas ARG (14)

Tommy Haas GER (10)
vs.
QUALIFIER

Benjamin Becker GER
vs.
QUALIFIER


Paul Goldstein USA
vs.
Sebastien Grosjean FRA

Max Mirnyi BLR
vs.
Marcos Baghdatis CYP (18


Filippo Volandri ITA (29)
vs.
Michael Llodra FRA

Stefan Koubek AUT
vs.
Sam Querrey USA

Fabrice Santoro FRA
vs.
Albert Montanes ESP

Michael Russell USA
vs.
James Blake USA (6)


BOTTOM HALF OF DRAW

Q3

Tommy Robredo ESP (8
vs.
QUALIFIER

Mardy Fish USA
vs.
QUALIFIER

QUALIFIER
vs.
Michael Berrer GER

Ernests Gulbis LAT
vs.
Potito Starace ITA (30)


Carlos Moya ESP (17)
vs.
QUALIFIER

Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP
vs.
Igor Kunitsyn RUS

Mariano Zabaleta ARG
vs.
Philipp Kohlschreiber GER

Nicolas Devilder FRA
vs.
Mikhail Youzhny RUS (11)

Lleyton Hewitt AUS (16)
vs.
Amer Delic USA

Andreas Seppi ITA
vs.
Agustin Calleri ARG

QUALIFIER
vs.
Nicolas Lapentti ECU

Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA
vs.
Juan Monaco ARG (23)


Jurgen Melzer AUT (31)
vs.
Diego Hartfield ARG

Juan Martin Del Potro ARG
vs.
Nicolas Mahut FRA

Carlos Berlocq ARG
vs.
Radek Stepanek CZE

Mario Ancic CRO
vs.
Novak Djokovic SRB (3)


Q4

Fernando Gonzalez CHI (7)
vs.
Teimuraz Gabashvili RUS

Robby Ginepri USA
vs.
Olivier Rochus BEL

Stanislas Wawrinka SUI
vs.
Evgeny Korolev RUS

QUALIFIER
vs.
Marat Safin RUS (25)


Juan Ignacio Chela ARG (20)
vs.
Michael McClune USA

Danai Udomchoke THA
vs.
Wayne Odesnik USA

QUALIFIER
vs.
Gael Monfils FRA

Kristof Vliegen BEL
vs.
Ivan Ljubicic CRO (12)

David Ferrer ESP (15)
vs.
Florian Mayer GER

Florent Serra FRA
vs.
Werner Eschauer AUT

Xavier Malisse BEL
vs.
Kristian Pless DEN

Ivan Navarro Pastor ESP
vs.
David Nalbandian ARG (24)


Dmitry Tursunov RUS (27)
vs.
Tim Henman GBR

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA
vs.
Oscar Hernandez ESP

Janko Tipsarevic SRB
vs.
Ryan Sweeting USA

Alun Jones AUS
vs.
Rafael Nadal ESP (2)

jt1224x0
08-22-2007, 10:12 AM
Women's Singles - First Round Section 1 2 3 4
Justine Henin BEL (1)
vs.
QUALIFIER

Olga Poutchkova RUS
vs.
QUALIFIER
Next Round

QUALIFIER
vs.
Julia Schruff GER

QUALIFIER
vs.
Ai Sugiyama JPN (28)

Tatiana Golovin FRA (17)
vs.
Ahsha Rolle USA

Yung-Jan Chan TPE
vs.
Karin Knapp ITA
Next Round

Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP
vs.
Kateryna Bondarenko UKR

Catalina Castano COL
vs.
Dinara Safina RUS (15)

Marion Bartoli FRA (10)
vs.
Alexa Glatch USA

Sara Errani ITA
vs.
QUALIFIER
Next Round

Andrea Petkovic GER
vs.
Audra Cohen USA

Jessica Moore AUS
vs.
Lucie Safarova CZE (20)

Vera Zvonareva RUS (27)
vs.
QUALIFIER

Lauren Albanese USA
vs.
Elena Likhovtseva RUS
Next Round

Tatiana Poutchek BLR
vs.
Maria Elena Camerin ITA

Angelique Kerber GER
vs.
Serena Williams USA (8)


Women's Singles - First Round Section 1 2 3 4
Jelena Jankovic SRB (3)
vs.
Jarmila Gajdosova SVK

Sofia Arvidsson SWE
vs.
Olga Govortsova BLR
Next Round

Tzipora Obziler ISR
vs.
Caroline Wozniacki DEN

QUALIFIER
vs.
Samantha Stosur AUS (29)

Sybille Bammer AUT (19)
vs.
Tamarine Tanasugarn THA

Vania King USA
vs.
Meghann Shaughnessy USA
Next Round

Jill Craybas USA
vs.
QUALIFIER

Stephanie Cohen-Aloro FRA
vs.
Elena Dementieva RUS (14)

Venus Williams USA (12)
vs.
QUALIFIER

Ioana Raluca Olaru ROU
vs.
Ashley Harkleroad USA
Next Round

Eleni Daniilidou GRE
vs.
Yvonne Meusburger AUT

Gisela Dulko ARG
vs.
Alona Bondarenko UKR (21)

Mara Santangelo ITA (25)
vs.
Vera Dushevina RUS

Ekaterina Bychkova RUS
vs.
QUALIFIER
Next Round

QUALIFIER
vs.
Aravane Rezai FRA

Aiko Nakamura JPN
vs.
Ana Ivanovic SRB (5)


Nadia Petrova RUS (7)
vs.
Timea Bacsinszky SUI

Anastasia Rodionova RUS
vs.
Olga Savchuk UKR
Next Round

QUALIFIER
vs.
Agnes Szavay HUN

Alberta Brianti ITA
vs.
Michaella Krajicek NED (32)

Katarina Srebotnik SLO (22)
vs.
Alicia Molik AUS

Maria Kirilenko RUS
vs.
Martina Muller GER
Next Round

Jelena Kostanic Tosic CRO
vs.
Elena Vesnina RUS

Julia Vakulenko UKR
vs.
Daniela Hantuchova SVK (9)

Martina Hingis SUI (16)
vs.
Mathilde Johansson FRA

Tatjana Malek GER
vs.
QUALIFIER
Next Round

QUALIFIER
vs.
Victoria Azarenka BLR

Dominika Cibulkova SVK
vs.
Tathiana Garbin ITA (23)

Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP (31)
vs.
Aleksandra Wozniak CAN

Lourdes Dominguez Lino ESP
vs.
Yoon Jeong Cho KOR
Next Round

Camille Pin FRA
vs.
QUALIFIER

Klara Zakopalova CZE
vs.
Svetlana Kuznetsova RUS (4)



Women's Singles - First Round Section 1 2 3 4
Anna Chakvetadze RUS (6)
vs.
Ashley Weinhold USA

Jamea Jackson USA
vs.
Nicole Pratt AUS
Next Round

Laura Granville USA
vs.
QUALIFIER

Kaia Kanepi EST
vs.
Sania Mirza IND (26)

Francesca Schiavone ITA (24)
vs.
Nathalie Dechy FRA

Greta Arn GER
vs.
Tamira Paszek AUT
Next Round

Severine Bremond FRA
vs.
Edina Gallovits ROU

Iveta Benesova CZE
vs.
Patty Schnyder SUI (11)

Nicole Vaidisova CZE (13)
vs.
Alla Kudryavtseva RUS

Flavia Pennetta ITA
vs.
Shuai Peng CHN
Next Round

Bethanie Mattek USA
vs.
Madison Brengle USA

Meilen Tu USA
vs.
Shahar Peer ISR (18)

Agnieszka Radwanska POL (30)
vs.
Akiko Morigami JPN

Emilie Loit FRA
vs.
Virginie Razzano FRA
Next Round

Yaroslava Shvedova RUS
vs.
Casey Dellacqua AUS

Roberta Vinci ITA
vs.
Maria Sharapova RUS (2)

Purostaff
08-22-2007, 10:14 AM
Looks like Roddick won't reach the final this year, and Henman is not in Fed's half for once :D

I predict Fed vs Novak or Hewitt at the final.

Forehand Forever
08-22-2007, 10:14 AM
Looks like Roddick and Federer will probably meet up earlish. That's great.:mad:

nyc
08-22-2007, 10:20 AM
QUALIFIER
vs.
Marat Safin RUS (25)


Well, one thing's for sure: Safin's going to crash and burn in the first round, regardless of opponent ;)

JLyon
08-22-2007, 10:28 AM
Isner should make it to a 3rd Round waxing by Federer which could be interesting with a huge server vs. arguably one of the best returns in the game.
Interesting 2nd Round match could be DY and Gasquet.
1st Round of Mirnyi/Baghdatis is great match-up; Querrey/Koubek will be interesting, Ancic/Djokovic could best 1st Round Match; Henman/Tursonov to bad for Henman that Tursonov owns him.

Jack the Hack
08-22-2007, 10:33 AM
WOW! Did Nadal get a sweet draw or what?

Even on a super-fast hard court, I still don't see anybody in his quarter that should give him trouble. Then, the guy who could give him the most problem in the semifinal, Djokovic, has a tough couple of matches in rouds 1 and 2, so he might not even make it that far. This is a golden opportunity for Nadal as long as his body cooperates.

KBalla08
08-22-2007, 10:34 AM
man... roddick will be in the quarters and out.............................

edberg505
08-22-2007, 10:42 AM
I'd like to see the Chris Guccione vs. Donald Young match. Let's see if he can pull out a win.

Jack the Hack
08-22-2007, 10:48 AM
Isner should make it to a 3rd Round waxing by Federer which could be interesting with a huge server vs. arguably one of the best returns in the game.
Interesting 2nd Round match could be DY and Gasquet.
1st Round of Mirnyi/Baghdatis is great match-up; Querrey/Koubek will be interesting, Ancic/Djokovic could best 1st Round Match; Henman/Tursonov to bad for Henman that Tursonov owns him.

Hmmm... I just don't think that Isner has the groundies or fitness to beat Jarkko Nieminen in best of 5 sets. Nieminen was a quarterfinalist at the US Open two years ago, and a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon last year. He likes fast surfaces, and I think he'll beat Isner in 4 sets.

Donald Young has an interesting first round battle of lefthanders with Guccione. Unlike last year, Young might actually have a 50/50 chance in this match. Guccione started the year well, but has tapered off considerably since... and he has been on the challenger circuit of late. Also, this match contrast of big and tall, serve verses return, power verses touch. Regardless, I think the winner will get schooled by Gasquet.

I agree that Ancic/Djokovic is probably the best 1st rounder, and the winner likely gets Stepanek (not an easy match either).

Federer's quarter is brutal.

Nadal's quarter (half?) is the best US Open draw he may ever get, so let's hope he is healthy enough to take advantage of it.

Nadal_Freak
08-22-2007, 10:50 AM
WOW! Did Nadal get a sweet draw or what?

Even on a super-fast hard court, I still don't see anybody in his quarter that should give him trouble. Then, the guy who could give him the most problem in the semifinal, Djokovic, has a tough couple of matches in rouds 1 and 2, so he might not even make it that far. This is a golden opportunity for Nadal as long as his body cooperates.
It's great but I wish Djokovic was on Federer's side of the draw. Still not super easy. QF: Nadal vs. Gonzalez SF Nadal vs. DJokovic F Nadal vs. Federer.

masha4ever#1
08-22-2007, 10:50 AM
yeah!!!!!!! :D great draw for Masha;)

anointedone
08-22-2007, 10:51 AM
Federer's quarter is brutal.

Please, Federers quarter is even easier then Nadals. Gasquet has sucked all summer, if he even makes it to Federer he will be spanked. Roddick will be spanked big time if he even makes it to that round.

Lleyton Hewitt
08-22-2007, 10:55 AM
hewitt v djokovic 4th round - thats what it looks like. anyone think hewitt can beat this guy ?

NadalForever
08-22-2007, 10:56 AM
Please, Federers quarter is even easier then Nadals. Gasquet has sucked all summer, if he even makes it to Federer he will be spanked. Roddick will be spanked big time if he even makes it to that round.

Nadal's draw is by far the easiest but I still do not see Nadal making to the semifinal because Nadal really sucks and does not care about hardcourts for some mysterious reason and on top of that is suffering some kind of injury. It's too bad Djokovic's draw is by far the hardest because Djokovic is the only player that has what it takes to beat Federer on hardcourt.

Jack the Hack
08-22-2007, 10:57 AM
It's great but I wish Djokovic was on Federer's side of the draw.

You can't have it all... ;)

Roddick, Gasquet, Berdych, Karlovic, Neiminen, and Ferrero are all in Federer's quarter (never mind half)...

anointedone
08-22-2007, 10:57 AM
Nadal's draw is by far the easiest but I still do not see Nadal making to the semifinal because Nadal really sucks and does not care about hardcourts for some mysterious reason and on top of that is suffering some kind of injury. It's too bad Djokovic's draw is by far the hardest because Djokovic is the only player that has what it takes to beat Federer on hardcourt.

Nadal will be in the final against Federer I think. Federer and Nadal both got very easy quarters. The hard quarters are the Djokovic and Davydenko quarters, and whoever gets out of them to the semis will be exhausted.

Nadal_Freak
08-22-2007, 11:00 AM
Nadal will be in the final against Federer I think. Federer and Nadal both got very easy quarters. The hard quarters are the Djokovic and Davydenko quarters, and whoever gets out of them to the semis will be exhausted.
On fast hardcourts, I don't think exhaustion will be a problem. I expect Djokovic and Federer in the finals.

anointedone
08-22-2007, 11:02 AM
Roddick

Federers personal doormat, thanks for coming. Just lost to Ferrer, no confidence right now. Roddick will be lucky to make it to the quarters to be massacred by Federer.

Gasquet

Not that good on hard courts, has done nothing this summer, would be lucky to even make round of 16 to lose to Federer.

Berdych

Ridiculously overrated. Federer always beats him easily too.

Karlovic

Good luck even making the quarters to play Federer. Even if he does good luck doing better then losing a bunch of tiebreaks.

Neiminen

Really grasping now.

and Ferrero

When did he last beat Federer anywhere. Had better chance on slow grass then fast hard courts here too.

are all in Federer's quarter (never mind half)...

Like I said easy easy draw.

anointedone
08-22-2007, 11:03 AM
On fast hardcourts, I don't think exhaustion will be a problem. I expect Djokovic and Federer in the finals.

We will see, I think you underestimate Nadal. The U.S Open is like an endurance test, always has been, even if they are fast courts.

Jack the Hack
08-22-2007, 11:05 AM
Please, Federers quarter is even easier then Nadals. Gasquet has sucked all summer, if he even makes it to Federer he will be spanked. Roddick will be spanked big time if he even makes it to that round.

When I say that Federer's quarter is brutal, I'm not talking specifically about his draw. He opens with a qualifier, has another qualifier in the second round, then maybe has Niemenin in the 3rd, Gasquet (or Ferrero) in the 4th, and then whoever makes it through the labyrinth at the bottom of the quarter.

Rather, I was referring to the bottom of the quarter, which has Roddick, Johansson, Clemant, Karlovic, Mathieu, Verdasco, and Berdych all bunched up. It's hard to say who will make the quarters out of that group.

Trainer
08-22-2007, 11:09 AM
I expect Djokovic and Federer in the finals.

I agree with that.

ktownva
08-22-2007, 11:10 AM
i think i just saw it (wta), sheesh on one side of the draw, they have justine, ana, serena, jelena, and venus!

Somebody really wants Sharapova in the final. The toughest opponent in her half is Kuznetsova? Yuri must have called in a few favors.

West Coast Ace
08-22-2007, 11:10 AM
Looks like Roddick won't reach the final this year,I could have told you that yesterday...or the day before...or last Thursday... :-)

hewitt v djokovic 4th round - thats what it looks like. anyone think hewitt can beat this guy ?I do. Will he? We'll see. I hope they both make it. Would be a kick *ss match (potentially) - good test for Djokovic and a chance to make the ultimate "I'm back!" statement for Hewitt.

bluetrain4
08-22-2007, 11:12 AM
i think i just saw it (wta), sheesh on one side of the draw, they have justine, ana, serena, jelena, and venus!

I know that it really is "luck of the draw" but this is just absolutely ridiculous. Who else is in Maria's half? Anybody who could shake things up? (Bartoli, Dementieva, an up and comer?)

I guess I could just go look at the draw myself.

ktownva
08-22-2007, 11:16 AM
I know that it really is "luck of the draw" but this is just absolutely ridiculous. Who else is in Maria's half? Anybody who could shake things up? (Bartoli, Dementieva, an up and comer?)

I guess I could just go look at the draw myself.

Dementiava and Bartoli both in Henin's half.

anointedone
08-22-2007, 11:19 AM
When I say that Federer's quarter is brutal, I'm not talking specifically about his draw. He opens with a qualifier, has another qualifier in the second round, then maybe has Niemenin in the 3rd, Gasquet (or Ferrero) in the 4th, and then whoever makes it through the labyrinth at the bottom of the quarter.

Rather, I was referring to the bottom of the quarter, which has Roddick, Johansson, Clemant, Karlovic, Mathieu, Verdasco, and Berdych all bunched up. It's hard to say who will make the quarters out of that group.

OK I agree in that case. However for Federer himself it will not be brutal.

Jack the Hack
08-22-2007, 11:20 AM
hewitt v djokovic 4th round - thats what it looks like. anyone think hewitt can beat this guy ?

I agree with West Coast's comments above... but will add that they have a 1-1 head-to-head record against each other. Djokovic won that tight 4 setter at Wimbledon this year, but Hewitt could pull this one off. The problem is that Djokovic has a much tougher road just to get to this 4th round, having to get by Ancic, Stepanek, and either Mahut, Del Potro, or Melzer.

anointedone
08-22-2007, 11:22 AM
I dont think Hewitt will beat Djokovic if they play. If Hewitt couldnt beat him at WImbledon, it will be much harder here. Hard courts are Djokovics best surface by far. Hewitts win over Djokovic was an easy win at last years U.S Open when Djokovic was nothing the player he is now, I mean Donald Young even took the first set off him last year, LOL!

masha4ever#1
08-22-2007, 11:25 AM
Somebody really wants Sharapova in the final. The toughest opponent in her half is Kuznetsova? Yuri must have called in a few favors.

well...I do ;)

plain jane
08-22-2007, 11:25 AM
i still think fed has this in the bag but i would like nadal to make at least the semis (even better the finals!)

Moose Malloy
08-22-2007, 11:27 AM
They really need to do away with 32 seeds, I can't recall a time in the mens game which was as predictable. would anyone be surprised if the top 4 make the semis? it seems to happening more & more these days. if nadal, fed, djokovic all make the semis, it could be a first(same 3 guys making the semis of 3 slams in the same year. where is the depth?)

I think Hewitt will get to the final, Djokovic was under the radar at Wimbledon, there is much more pressure on him here.

drgnpride
08-22-2007, 11:28 AM
Q2 with canas, blake, dayvidenko, querrey, murray, grosjean, haas, becker, and bagdahtis will be brutal. who comes out of this one? to bad we'll only be able to watch blake matches in US.

Jack the Hack
08-22-2007, 11:30 AM
I dont think Hewitt will beat Djokovic if they play. If Hewitt couldnt beat him at WImbledon, it will be much harder here. Hard courts are Djokovics best surface by far. Hewitts win over Djokovic was an easy win at last years U.S Open when Djokovic was nothing the player he is now, I mean Donald Young even took the first set off him last year, LOL!

I agree that Djokovic is much better this year. I was actually at his first round match verses Young last year (search around and you will find my thread with the pictures), and he is much improved compared to then. That's why I didn't specifically bring up the scores from when Hewitt beat him in the 3rd round at the Open last year (6-3, 6-1, 6-2). However, based on the scores of his match with Hewitt at Wimbledon [7-6(10) 7-6(2) 4-6 7-6 (5)], you can't exactly say that he blew Hewitt of the court or that Hewitt has no chance. If Djokovic is mentally or physically depleted from his earlier rounds, I could see that being the difference for a veteran like Hewitt to knock him off.

anointedone
08-22-2007, 11:32 AM
I agree that Djokovic is much better this year. I was actually at his first round match verses Young last year (search around and you will find my thread with the pictures), and he is much improved compared to then. That's why I didn't specifically bring up the scores from when Hewitt beat him in the 3rd round at the Open last year (6-3, 6-1, 6-2). However, based on the scores of his match with Hewitt at Wimbledon [7-6(10) 7-6(2) 4-6 7-6 (5)], you can't exactly say that he blew Hewitt of the court or that Hewitt has no chance. If Djokovic is mentally or physically depleted from his earlier rounds, I could see that being the difference for a veteran like Hewitt to knock him off.

I agree Hewitt has a chance to beat him. I just feel strongly that Djokovic will win that match, not saying Hewitt has no chance. You are right their Wimbledon match was very tough, and Hewitt had alot of chances, but Djokovic is far better on hard courts then either grass or clay, whereas Hewitt is similar on grass and hard courts.

I also dont think Ancic is that tough a first round. He is coming back from injury, and his ground game is not good enough anyway. Unless he has a monster serving game he has no chance. Stepanek is tougher.

fastdunn
08-22-2007, 11:37 AM
They really need to do away with 32 seeds, I can't recall a time in the mens game which was as predictable. would anyone be surprised if the top 4 make the semis? it seems to happening more & more these days. if nadal, fed, djokovic all make the semis, it could be a first(same 3 guys making the semis of 3 slams in the same year. where is the depth?)
.

Yep, it's been already very predictable semi-s and quarters for last 2 year
or so. I do not recall this kind of predictability and homogenity thru-out the
whole seasons in last 20 years or.

But I think it's more due to predictable match-ups(or lack of, baseliners vs
baseliners) than depth issue. Match up's are much simpler now. You do not have
other options if match-up at the baseline does not work.... so the seeds are
very conforming on *all* surfaces.

anointedone
08-22-2007, 11:40 AM
I think Hewitt will get to the final, Djokovic was under the radar at Wimbledon, there is much more pressure on him here.

If Hewitt takes out Djokovic somehow, Nadal will then be in the final. Hewitt cant beat Nadal.

edberg505
08-22-2007, 11:43 AM
If Hewitt takes out Djokovic somehow, Nadal will then be in the final. Hewitt cant beat Nadal.

Really? And how did you come to that conclusion?

fastdunn
08-22-2007, 11:48 AM
There's definitely something happening in Hewitt's game.
He is a grand slam champion after all. I think, so far in 2007 summer hard court
seasons, Hewitt gave Federer the toughest challenge.
(Well Djokovic beat Fed but I think he beat pretty rusty Federer in
1st tournament since Wimbledon).

Well, but it's still a hard call against Djokovic.
They have basically same game and Djokovic is a bit more powerful and
Hewitt can't wear him down like he does to other opponents....

Jack the Hack
08-22-2007, 12:14 PM
If Hewitt takes out Djokovic somehow, Nadal will then be in the final. Hewitt cant beat Nadal.

I would agree that Nadal would most likely win a US Open semifinal showdown with Hewitt this year. However, Hewitt does have a 4-3 lifetime head-to-head record against Nadal, and he is a better fast court player... so this isn't a foregone conclusion.

bluetrain4
08-22-2007, 12:19 PM
Draws that look "brutal" don't always turn out that way.

First, a section of the draw may have a lot of "big" names, but any one player will only have to play a few of those players. Fed doesn't have to play all of the great players in his half, only those that advance to meet Fed. Naturally some of those players will take each other out. Of course it is more "brutal" beause the mere possiblity of playing a series of great opponents is higher than if less "big" names were in that section.

Second, if someone gets upset, it throws off the whole balance and the expected "brutality." For example,people are anticipating Nadal v. Gonzalez, which would be tought for Nadal since Gonzo beat him at the AO and is generally tough on hardcourts. But, assuming that Gonzo makes it that far is a huge assumption based on his recent form. If Nadal has to play the guy who beat the guy who beat Gonzalez, the "brutality" factor goes way down evn though that player is probably still pretty good.

Third, at least to me, a "brutal draw" really only happens in the early rounds where a player gets luck or unlucky in having to play great, but not at their peak campions (Moya, Hewitt), lower ranked guys who give that particular player trouble, or an inconsistent player with huge weapons (someone like Joachim Johanssen). The later rounds, based on seeding will always be "brutal" if form holds.

Dimonator133
08-22-2007, 12:30 PM
wow i thought it always came out Friday...does it always come out Wednesday??

well, pleasant surprise to the day that's for sure

Dimonator133
08-22-2007, 12:43 PM
Djoker's draw is insane

Topaz
08-22-2007, 01:01 PM
Djoker's draw is insane

Did you see? If Isner gets to, I think the third round? He'll get Fed! (more than likely)

J. Murray playing with Jordan Kerr this week...fyi. So, he's gone from a good, steady partner, to...???

Dimonator133
08-22-2007, 01:17 PM
Did you see? If Isner gets to, I think the third round? He'll get Fed! (more than likely)

J. Murray playing with Jordan Kerr this week...fyi. So, he's gone from a good, steady partner, to...???


i'm hoping for Isner-Federer 3rd round night match on Ashe - I'll be there!

Lleyton Hewitt
08-22-2007, 01:19 PM
i think its safe to say that djokovic, hewitt or nadal will be in the final. imo anyway...shame that they meet in 4th round though because if hewitt loses he'll just drop down the rankings again as he got to the QF last year.

Forehand Forever
08-22-2007, 01:20 PM
I hope Blake can get to the Semi's this year. His draw doesn't look terrible.

Moose Malloy
08-22-2007, 01:24 PM
I hope Blake can get to the Semi's this year. His draw doesn't look terrible.

yeah, this may be his last, best chance to reach a slam semi. no fed or agassi in the quarters to deal with.

The tennis guy
08-22-2007, 01:28 PM
They really need to do away with 32 seeds, I can't recall a time in the mens game which was as predictable. would anyone be surprised if the top 4 make the semis? it seems to happening more & more these days. if nadal, fed, djokovic all make the semis, it could be a first(same 3 guys making the semis of 3 slams in the same year. where is the depth?)



This is actually what they want, top players get to later rounds. They won't change this.

Topaz
08-22-2007, 01:42 PM
i'm hoping for Isner-Federer 3rd round night match on Ashe - I'll be there!

OH man!!! I'm jealous! Well, for your sake, then I *really* hope Isner gets through.

psamp14
08-22-2007, 02:01 PM
Hmmm... I just don't think that Isner has the groundies or fitness to beat Jarkko Nieminen in best of 5 sets. Nieminen was a quarterfinalist at the US Open two years ago, and a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon last year. He likes fast surfaces, and I think he'll beat Isner in 4 sets.

Donald Young has an interesting first round battle of lefthanders with Guccione. Unlike last year, Young might actually have a 50/50 chance in this match. Guccione started the year well, but has tapered off considerably since... and he has been on the challenger circuit of late. Also, this match contrast of big and tall, serve verses return, power verses touch. Regardless, I think the winner will get schooled by Gasquet.

I agree that Ancic/Djokovic is probably the best 1st rounder, and the winner likely gets Stepanek (not an easy match either).

Federer's quarter is brutal.

Nadal's quarter (half?) is the best US Open draw he may ever get, so let's hope he is healthy enough to take advantage of it.

wow...djokavic-ancic first rd...not an easy match at all...

tangerine
08-22-2007, 02:04 PM
Mirka's loving Federer's draw

http://alittlemoore.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/yummycuppycakes.jpg

consigliere
08-22-2007, 02:44 PM
Looks like you guys are really fond of the predictable world of men's tennis, are ya ?

drpepper4590
08-22-2007, 02:54 PM
what will be interesting is if isner gets to the third round and plays fed...if he just holds he could possible beat fed in a tiebreaker

CyBorg
08-22-2007, 02:59 PM
I don't see why everyone's so up in arms as to Djoko-Hewitt. It's not like Hewitt is winning anything but minor titles. I don't think Novak will be terribly extended in this one. Maybe four sets.

I think that what can trip a guy up are not so much matchups but delays (eg. rain). It happened with Novak and Gasquet at Wimbledon. Otherwise, Novak should take care of everyone leading up to the semi.

Dimonator133
08-22-2007, 03:05 PM
Novak's draw is brutal all over the place, and Hewitt will be tough


is that a joke with FIVE QUALIFIERS IN A ROW below Federer?

daddy
08-22-2007, 03:08 PM
Novak's draw is brutal all over the place, and Hewitt will be tough


is that a joke with FIVE QUALIFIERS IN A ROW below Federer?

Has anyone seen Ancic play after the injury comeback ? I think hes by far the worst first round opponent you can get, hes a great player coming from injury, beat haas last tournament he played a week ago/ I think he has a chance. Anyone else ?

I think if Novak comes thru here, he will be in quarters with hewitt, from then on its all history, anything can happen.

goforgold99
08-22-2007, 03:08 PM
is that a joke with FIVE QUALIFIERS IN A ROW below Federer?
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing! just LOL :D

That's gonna be a cakewalk for Fed into the finals

SuperPhong
08-22-2007, 03:10 PM
It's great but I wish Djokovic was on Federer's side of the draw. Still not super easy. QF: Nadal vs. Gonzalez SF Nadal vs. DJokovic F Nadal vs. Federer.

Gonzo has not been playing well as of late, and up until the Quarters there aren't any players that stand out to hurt Nads if he's healthy, he's got the best draw out of all th top seeds, if that's not great I don't know what is.

edmondsm
08-22-2007, 03:11 PM
It looks really unbalanced. Nadal's side is pretty light, and Fed's seems tough.

Nadal_Freak
08-22-2007, 03:23 PM
Gonzo has not been playing well as of late, and up until the Quarters there aren't any players that stand out to hurt Nads if he's healthy, he's got the best draw out of all th top seeds, if that's not great I don't know what is.
Well it's about time Nadal gets an easy draw. Still Djokovic is clearly the second best hardcourter so once the semis are here it much harder than anyone Fed can get.

plain jane
08-22-2007, 03:24 PM
Well it's about time Nadal gets an easy draw. Still Djokovic is clearly the second best hardcourter.

I dont know about "clearly". He was beaten by Youzhny twice this year on hardcourts.

fastdunn
08-22-2007, 03:24 PM
well, we might end up with Federer/Hewitt final....

SuperPhong
08-22-2007, 03:33 PM
I dont know about "clearly". He was beaten by Youzhny twice this year on hardcourts.

So what should would take from that? I looking at hardcourt records this year I would say he's 2 or 3 on the list of sucessful hardcourters

Rhino
08-22-2007, 03:36 PM
I can't believe Henman has Tursunov again. Tursunov has knocked Henman out of the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and Roland Garros, this will complete the set for him!

fgzhu88
08-22-2007, 03:43 PM
very interesting draw for men's and women's!
Fed's draw is tough but I think that's good for him. Once he weather's all that he'll be pumped for the final!!!
i just wish youzhny and berdych were in nadal's Q's, haha
finally, it seems like my sig will be fufilled:grin:

Jack the Hack
08-22-2007, 03:55 PM
I can't believe Henman has Tursunov again. Tursunov has knocked Henman out of the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and Roland Garros, this will complete the set for him!

At first I thought you meant that Tursunov was the guy who had beaten Henman at each of the other Slams this year... but now I realize you are talking career-wise.

I wonder how many other players have been beaten by the same opponent at each of the Slams within their career?

It's probably happen quite a few times with the top players... Jim Courier losing to Sampras at the Aussie, French, Wimbledon, and US Open occured, but I wonder who else?

Moose Malloy
08-22-2007, 04:06 PM
sampras beat martin at all 4 majors

fastdunn
08-22-2007, 05:11 PM
Potentially interesting match-ups in Federer's draw.
But as always, interesting players don't get to see Federer and Federer marches on, beating usual uninteresting players like drums, to the final....

welcome2petrkordaland
08-22-2007, 06:16 PM
poor novak. . . rain delayed into having to play every day at Wimby only to retire in semis and now this?

1st rd: ancic
2nd: stepanek
3rd: then, a breather-melzer, del potro, or mahut
4th: hewitt
1/4s: youzhny
semis: nadal, gonzo, tursunov
finals: G.O.A.T.

poplar
08-22-2007, 06:22 PM
Novak's draw is brutal all over the place, and Hewitt will be tough


is that a joke with FIVE QUALIFIERS IN A ROW below Federer?

apparently people on this board don't know how to read a draw.

West Coast Ace
08-22-2007, 06:37 PM
apparently people on this board don't know how to read a draw.Stick around, you ain't seen nothin'!

Have you heard the joke about the race and the entry points...? :-)

TheNatural
08-22-2007, 07:37 PM
Fed's laughing with qualifiers first 2 rounds and Joker in the other half.

cheny89
08-22-2007, 07:37 PM
SUCKS TO BE RODDICK RIGHT ABOUT NOW chance of another US open out the door

still one slam wonder ...****es me off so much.

still a roddick fan tho i think its the serve or something lol

Fedace
08-22-2007, 07:43 PM
Fed's laughing with qualifiers first 2 rounds and Joker in the other half.

Tell me there is no conspiricy, Fed got a easiest draw in history of US open.;)

cheny89
08-22-2007, 07:47 PM
Fed is soo lucky

cept his Lucky wore off when he failed to get the french twice

daddy
08-22-2007, 11:16 PM
poor novak. . . rain delayed into having to play every day at Wimby only to retire in semis and now this?

1st rd: ancic
2nd: stepanek
3rd: then, a breather-melzer, del potro, or mahut
4th: hewitt
1/4s: youzhny
semis: nadal, gonzo, tursunov
finals: G.O.A.T.


I think he has to prove himself if he is to be considered a real contender for worl nr 1 spot anytime soon. He says its a lifetime goal for him but if he is to get there, its time to rock the world of tennis. TO do that he needed this draw and has to go thru.

At montreal it was nalbandian/roddick/nadal/federer. Seems harder ?

SoBad
08-22-2007, 11:39 PM
That's great news, thanks for posting the draw. I think Korolev is going to take out Wawrinka for sure, especially because swiss ohbh breaks down and his face is a little pimply too. My prediction: 6-4; 6-4; 6-4 (like Zets said). Davay Zhenyok!@!:)

Zets147
08-22-2007, 11:46 PM
Safin loses easily to Wawrinka

Oh, why do you need to post a knowledgeable reply? Wouldn't a regular reply be enough?
Is it because you have self esteem problems?

He won't struggle with No-name Korolev, he will struggle with Swiss Chesse Wawrinka

Oh? are you having problems with reading comprehension as well? There ya go, I bold'ed it for ya.

Tremendous ballstriker? He got double bageled by JARKKO POLO. His looks, blood, & personality does not predict his upcoming results for the USO2007

JARKKO! POLO! Come on.

His past results can be used as an aid to foretell his future results. 0-6 0-6 to Jarkko does not foretell a great run at the USO2007

A great tennis (this is what we're talking about, right?) champion must have his priorities straight, I agree. That number one priority must be tennis. Tennis = Life for these "true greats," verdad?

Time for some Z'zzzzz

Once every 5 years is not bad I guess. That must be why Safin is retiring in 2010 after he wins Wimbledon or the FO.

SoBad
08-22-2007, 11:50 PM
Stop editing your post over and over, because it makes it difficult to post a knowledgeable reply.:mad: And why do you think Safin will struggle against Korolev btw?

P.S. I cannot help you address your self esteem issues unless you stop editing your posts like a madman.

P.P.S. Korolev is a tremendous ballstriker, will go far in USO2007 and other tournies going forward, is a hot guy, and also Kournikova's cousin and a great guy all around. So "noname" accusations just show how deep your self esteem problems are.

P.P.P.S. Wawrinka is shaky on backhand side and has pimples too.

No reading comprehension problems, just pointing out the fact that some people have tendency to project their issues onto others around them.

You are really overfocusing on this Jarkko match, as if it meant anything. If you like Jarkko that much, post a thread about how great he is with pics and bio and stuff. I guess having Zhenyok tank a match against him because of higher priorities would be the highlight of his career.

If looks, blood, personality and tremendous ballstriking don't predict, then what does - your tea leaf fortune telling??

The true greats have so much life going on for them, that on a given day they may not consider tennis match a priority. I am like that, and Korolev is greater than me, so that single match item the Jarko whatever, doesn't matter, only further sign of greatness in ability to prioritise.

Not if you've already won two slams and have proven yourself on the circuit already. Then you can do an introspective, reflect and really enjoy life. Also, if you are someone who knows that he is capable of doing that and more, the same thing.

ZZZZZZZZZZ:)

anchorsteamer
08-23-2007, 12:52 AM
Tell me there is no conspiricy, Fed got a easiest draw in history of US open.;)

Fed's draw (after the first few rounds) is pretty rough actually...

snowwhite
08-23-2007, 02:19 AM
Henin vs Serena in QF, and Djokovic vs Nadal in SM? for God sake!!! for the third straight time?!! I think it's getting annoying that way. Anyway,Luck is a big ruler in tennis game. This is exactly what happened in last wimbledon.

snowwhite
08-23-2007, 02:25 AM
Fed is soo lucky

If he wasn't, would he be able to have time to get his hair cut in 6-day break while his rival still playing his third round match?! or would he won wimbledon by winning two sets tie-break???

diggler
08-23-2007, 02:37 AM
Hewitt has a tough draw. He has to beat Djokovic, Nadal and Fed (not consecutively) to win the title.

seestern
08-23-2007, 03:31 AM
I agree Hewitt has a chance to beat him. I just feel strongly that Djokovic will win that match, not saying Hewitt has no chance. You are right their Wimbledon match was very tough, and Hewitt had alot of chances, but Djokovic is far better on hard courts then either grass or clay, whereas Hewitt is similar on grass and hard courts.

I also dont think Ancic is that tough a first round. He is coming back from injury, and his ground game is not good enough anyway. Unless he has a monster serving game he has no chance. Stepanek is tougher.

If Cincinaty has the same surface as USO then Hewitt certaintly has a chance. He was so impressive and consistent in match with Fed.

seestern
08-23-2007, 03:40 AM
Nadal's draw is by far the easiest but I still do not see Nadal making to the semifinal because Nadal really sucks and does not care about hardcourts for some mysterious reason and on top of that is suffering some kind of injury. It's too bad Djokovic's draw is by far the hardest because Djokovic is the only player that has what it takes to beat Federer on hardcourt.

Actually watching match Fed-Novak in second time gave me same feeling as with Fed-Canas match. Novak just so consistent and faultless. Except a breakthrough in his game, I see no chance for Novak next time to meet Fed. I would rather give Hewitt a chance if he can give the form at least 6 months.

Dimonator133
08-23-2007, 04:34 AM
Fed's draw (after the first few rounds) is pretty rough actually...



yeah, I mean why would it matter at all who Federer plays in the first two, and even three rounds. He wouldn't lose at that point of the tournament even if he had direct entries as opposed to qualifiers to play.

ninman
08-23-2007, 04:35 AM
I think that anyone who says it's going to be Federer and Nadal in the final is delusional. Federer will be there with very high probability but Nadal? Djokovic has a chance of making it, but Nadal will probably go out in the 3rd or 4th round, the quarters if he's lucky. I think if he does make it through he's going to have to win a couple of five setters like a Wimbledon, and get a little lucky like at Wimbledon. Who Federer will play in the final is wide open I reckon.

West Coast Ace
08-23-2007, 04:55 AM
I think that anyone who says it's going to be Federer and Nadal in the final is delusional. Federer will be there with very high probability but Nadal? Djokovic has a chance of making it, but Nadal will probably go out in the 3rd or 4th round, the quarters if he's lucky.Agree. Especially considering the nagging injuries Nadal has - knee/arm, it's hard to believe this year will be any different and he'll lose to someone like Youzhny again long before the 2nd weekend.

yeah, I mean why would it matter at all who Federer plays in the first two, and even three rounds. He wouldn't lose at that point of the tournament even if he had direct entries as opposed to qualifiers to play.You logic isn't going to work on those who are delusional and believe 'luck' can get one to #1 - and let one stay there for years. Fed had Gasquet in the 1st round of Wimby in '06 - Gasquet got the same treatment Mr. Qualifier is going to get - a little check and no parting gift.

Andres
08-23-2007, 05:39 AM
Hahaha, Ivo! Always meeting Clement. Why is it always Clement? :p
Mario Ancic meets Djokovic in first round. That could be interesting.
Henman draws Tursunov. Nice!

avoker
08-23-2007, 05:46 AM
Those who believe Fed has a easy draw obviously think qualies are nothing. But I think they are more dangerous than quite a few players in the main draw because they just had a few rounds of warm-up and got through -- they are in-form players although their rankings are RELATIVELY low.

SiLvErX
08-23-2007, 06:16 AM
Novak's draw is brutal all over the place, and Hewitt will be tough


is that a joke with FIVE QUALIFIERS IN A ROW below Federer?


Yeah you C... DRAW SUKCS ...not only that Djokers draw is brutal he is playing Ancic in first round.. arghhh... he has the toughest draw ever... ooo and its pretty sucks that Jelena Jankovic & Ana Ivanovic have chance of meeting in the quarters too

It seems that People at US open really dont want to C Djokovic in the finals...And come on please , I cant stand watching the easiest draws for Federer any more.. it Sucks

Fedace
08-23-2007, 06:33 AM
Is there any Live streaming from each courts like Wimby ?? I like see Matt BRuch qualify for the US open main draw please..?????

timmyX
08-23-2007, 06:36 AM
Does anyone know when the schedule is released?

Rhino
08-23-2007, 07:06 AM
Stick around, you ain't seen nothin'!

Have you heard the joke about the race and the entry points...? :-)

haha, nice!

JLyon
08-23-2007, 07:30 AM
Does anyone know when the schedule is released?

Usually Order of Play is determined the evening before. Right now they have live scoring of the qualifying, but no radio coverage. USA network does a great job of coverage though.

Moose Malloy
08-23-2007, 04:20 PM
^in honor of althea gibson, the us open already has the monday night schedule, serena & venus will play their 1st round matches

jmsx521
08-23-2007, 05:13 PM
I haven't gone through all the posts if it was talked about already: Where is Gaudio and his sweet 1HBH? It will be missed!

Rodditha
08-23-2007, 05:32 PM
Federer's draw is a conspiracy, first boring US Open of all time.
Federer draw is ****. It's time for Roddick to step it up, beat the ****ing guy.

tennispro11
08-23-2007, 05:33 PM
Federer's draw is a conspiracy, first boring US Open of all time.
Federer draw is ****. It's time for Roddick to step it up, beat the ****ing guy.

Yeah sure and monkey's will fly out of my *ss. :p

Rodditha
08-23-2007, 05:35 PM
Roddick will beat Federer, i pray day and night for that to happen.

tennis_hand
08-23-2007, 08:21 PM
lol. save ur effort.

phoony
08-23-2007, 08:24 PM
Roddick will beat Federer, i pray day and night for that to happen.

It wont happen anymore...........;)

Dimonator133
08-23-2007, 09:13 PM
Draw Analysis (http://www.protennisblog.com/8.html) article at the blog

ninman
08-24-2007, 04:59 AM
If Roddick defeats Federer the world is going to end. Quite literally the fate of our universe depends upon Federer getting passed the semis.

Rhino
08-24-2007, 05:28 AM
If Roddick defeats Federer the world is going to end. Quite literally the fate of our universe depends upon Federer getting passed the semis.

He will go out to Karlovic and drop to world number 7 (Roddick that is :) ).

Fedace
08-24-2007, 05:56 AM
I really have to wonder why US open doesn't have webcams like Wimbledon does ? I know they can afford it. and although there is extensive TV coverage, they can only show 1 court of their choosing at a time, if you want to check out some other match, you are out of luck