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Bud
08-25-2011, 09:55 AM
Top Quarter (section 1)
Davydenko-Dodig
Karlovic-Gonzo
Stakhovsky-Gasquet
Dimitrov-Monfils


Top Quarter (section 2)
Harrison-Cilic
Stepanek-Kohly


Bottom Quarter (section 3)
Baggy-Isner


Bottom Quarter (section 4)
Ferrer-Andreev
Youzhny-Gulbis

Hood_Man
08-25-2011, 09:56 AM
Federer vs the Devil himself:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/ash_lee392/Screenshot2011-08-25at182547.png

Kaz00
08-25-2011, 09:57 AM
Federer vs the Devil himself:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/ash_lee392/Screenshot2011-08-25at182547.png

That man on the right scares me honestly. :shock:

Hood_Man
08-25-2011, 09:59 AM
I'm quite interested to see Isner vs Baghdatis, Gulbis vs Youzhny, and Harrison vs Cilic. We could see some upsets there, or at least some long matches.

(getting the draw from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_US_Open_%E2%80%93_Men%27s_Singles) btw, so don't blame me if I'm wrong :))

[EDIT]

Didn't realise the US Open site had posted it yet, dunnah! (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/r1s1.html)

Bud
08-25-2011, 10:02 AM
I'm quite interested to see Isner vs Baghdatis, Gulbis vs Youzhny, and Harrison vs Cilic. We could see some upsets there, or at least some long matches.

(getting the draw from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_US_Open_%E2%80%93_Men%27s_Singles) btw, so don't blame me if I'm wrong :))

I think the Dodig-Davy encounter will be decent. I'm going Dodig for the upset

The USO Site finally fixed the links :)

CDNguy87
08-25-2011, 10:18 AM
Thanks for this. I was just about to start a new thread asking for the most interesting 1st round matches to see live since I've got USO day session tickets for Monday.

In terms of potentially seeing a really close, evenly-matched, dramatic 5-setter, are there other match-ups (such as between 2 unseeded players) anyone would add to this list?

Bud
08-25-2011, 10:24 AM
Thanks for this. I was just about to start a new thread asking for the most interesting 1st round matches to see live since I've got USO day session tickets for Monday.

In terms of potentially seeing a really close, evenly-matched, dramatic 5-setter, are there other match-ups (such as between 2 unseeded players) anyone would add to this list?

These may be good candidates for unseeded or seeds outside top 8:
Granollers-Malisse
Monaco-Seppi
Falla-Troicki
Nieminen-Verdasco
Llodra-Hanescu
GG Lopez-Traver
Benneteau-Almagro

More after the qualies are complete

Telepatic
08-25-2011, 10:26 AM
I'll watch Davy-Dodig, it will be a good one.

Cormorant
08-25-2011, 10:47 AM
Murray might find Devvarman hard to put away, #4's sometimes vulnerable in early rounds. It will be worth watching, at least; expect some stylish play from the underdog.

Tammo
08-25-2011, 11:07 AM
Harrison has a great chance against cilic

nethawkwenatchee
08-25-2011, 06:37 PM
Murray might find Devvarman hard to put away, #4's sometimes vulnerable in early rounds. It will be worth watching, at least; expect some stylish play from the underdog.

Devvarman is a very gutsy player. If Murray serves well I see straight sets for Murray though.

Bud
08-25-2011, 10:44 PM
Devvarman is a very gutsy player. If Murray serves well I see straight sets for Murray though.

This will be a good first round match for Murray, IMO. He was complaining about not enough match play last week. Somdev will run him around the court. Murray will need to be aggressive if he wants to win in straight sets.

15_ounce
08-25-2011, 11:17 PM
Golubev can be dangerous when he is on... especially his big single handed backhand...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2KB4GHzxCZs/TldIA1LYPhI/AAAAAAAAA6g/O3JHwHL3x-s/s1600/Screenshot-3.png

OTMPut
08-25-2011, 11:20 PM
Fedal -> same height & weight ?!

Clay lover
08-25-2011, 11:35 PM
Fedal -> same height & weight ?!

Yeah that's their secrets to success.

Golubev is great, love to watch his encounter vs Nadal. Another heavy topspin forehand vs 1HBH affair.

bjk
08-25-2011, 11:39 PM
Bogomolov continues a summer of easy draws. He gets Steve Johnson in the first round, who's not even ranked in the top 500 - how the heck did he get in? He isn't even ranked high enough to be a qualifier, and it's not like he's 18, the guy is 21. Then in round 2 he gets a qualifier or an injured Soderling.

stringertom
08-25-2011, 11:40 PM
Golubev can be dangerous when he is on... especially his big single handed backhand...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2KB4GHzxCZs/TldIA1LYPhI/AAAAAAAAA6g/O3JHwHL3x-s/s1600/Screenshot-3.png

LOL! Golubev is just reinitiating his second effort to take the crown for consecutive ATP losses. After Ralph, he'll only be 20 or so behind Spadea again.

monfed
08-25-2011, 11:43 PM
Yeah that's their secrets to success.

Golubev is great, love to watch his encounter vs Nadal. Another heavy topspin forehand vs 1HBH affair.

BIG surprise there. :rolleyes:

Clay lover
08-25-2011, 11:46 PM
We all know how that turns out,don't we? :rolleyes:

Just wondering how much of a fight the 1HBHer can put up.

timeisonmyside
08-25-2011, 11:52 PM
Bogomolov continues a summer of easy draws. He gets Steve Johnson in the first round, who's not even ranked in the top 500 - how the heck did he get in? He isn't even ranked high enough to be a qualifier, and it's not like he's 18, the guy is 21. Then in round 2 he gets a qualifier or an injured Soderling.

I think the NCAA singles winner, if he's American, automatically gets a WC into the USO. IIRC, Devon Britton got in a couple of years ago.

timeisonmyside
08-25-2011, 11:53 PM
Bogomolov continues a summer of easy draws. He gets Steve Johnson in the first round, who's not even ranked in the top 500 - how the heck did he get in? He isn't even ranked high enough to be a qualifier, and it's not like he's 18, the guy is 21. Then in round 2 he gets a qualifier or an injured Soderling.

BTW, you keeping track of Bogomolov's draws? You must really be a fan.

jokinla
08-26-2011, 12:01 AM
I think the NCAA singles winner, if he's American, automatically gets a WC into the USO. IIRC, Devon Britton got in a couple of years ago.

Yes the NCAA winner gets a WC.

jokinla
08-26-2011, 12:04 AM
Bogomolov continues a summer of easy draws. He gets Steve Johnson in the first round, who's not even ranked in the top 500 - how the heck did he get in? He isn't even ranked high enough to be a qualifier, and it's not like he's 18, the guy is 21. Then in round 2 he gets a qualifier or an injured Soderling.

Bogomolov has had a good year, beat Tsonga recently, has qualified at several big events and won matches, it's not like he's taken WC's and lucked through, he's been solid.

stringertom
08-26-2011, 01:55 AM
Bud, I think you listed nine 1st round battles...I've got about double that have me scratching my head! I'd definitely head to the Stepanek/Kohly match if I were there...or Monaco/Seppi...or Andujar/Ferrero...or go buy DirectTV so I can watch them all.

Colin
08-26-2011, 02:24 AM
There's nothing here as scintillating as that first-round Aussie matchup of Nalby and Hewitt (long live Nalby!), but I shall surely will be tuning in to Harrison and Cilic, and Gasquet and the underrated Stakhovsky. Well, I'll be tuning in to the former match; I doubt our capricious television networks will show the latter. But I'm sensing (or at least hoping for) for an upset in both.

Li Ching Yuen
08-26-2011, 03:07 AM
Karlovic - Gonzalez
Berdych - (hopefully) Ilhan
Harrison - Cilic
Stepanek - Kohlschreiber
Baghdatis - Isner
Tursunov - Darcis

Fedace
08-26-2011, 03:14 AM
Karlovic - Gonzalez
Berdych - (hopefully) Ilhan
Harrison - Cilic
Stepanek - Kohlschreiber
Baghdatis - Isner
Tursunov - Darcis

Baggie has to play Isner again ???? they just played this week. Does somebody hate the baggie ??:confused:

Shaolin
08-26-2011, 06:40 AM
Really looking forward to seeing Harrison vs Cilic and Bogie vs Johnson. Gulbis/Youzhny too but I doubt they'll show more than 30 seconds of it.