U.S. Open Final

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  1. barry

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    I see the real number 1 and 2 in the world are playing in the final. Don't have a pick in this match, will just set back and enjoy it. Hewitt is playing very well, Federer is 3/4 pace. Should be a close!

    Hewitt big motivation is he will move to number 2 with a win, and pick up 1.5 million dollars. Should be one of the better U.S. Open finals.

    No hype, just high quality tennis!

    I am routing for Dementieva, hope she wins and says "you don't need a big serve to win, even in a grand slam". That should shut Mary C and Mac up.
     
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  2. Kirko

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    Your right Barry. It should be a scintillating match ! I'm leaning towards Hewit somehow.
     
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    I am pretty sure Federer is the favorite in the men's final. But I consider Hewitt the better player right now...the way he's been playing and considering he won the US Open series. I think he has more momentum right now. A win at the Open could solidify either of these two men's careers, but I like Hewitt's chances. In any case, the match should be a heated battle tomorrow and I look forward to it.
     
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  4. martin

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    I''ve seen their last three meetings and Federer was superior. Federer will beat Hewitt in three or maybe four sets.
     
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  5. Aoya

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    "After an hour on court, there has been a record setting of 23 'Come On!' 's on the court. Expect more."
     
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  6. Deuce

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    Yes, Federer/Hewitt promises to be quite competitive and entertaining. I just hope that the actual match lives up to its promise.

    In other news, $1.5 million to the winner is both obscene and offensive within a culture, and on a planet, where there are so many struggling to live without basic necessities like food and lodging.

    But, hey - what do they care, huh?
     
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  7. Wow, $1.5 million now? Wasn't last year the first with a $1 million top prize? It's not like Federer won't show up if he's getting only $1 million. I really hate seeing such a division between the rich and the poor. I wonder what some of the players think of this, the ones that have an opinion. The $10.00 burger money is barely better than drug money. USTA members may as well write a check to Roger Federer instead from now on. Anyway, I'm going for Fed!!
     
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  8. callitout

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    Yep, Barry keen eye for the subtle: Dementievia did indeed get "routed" as you were "routing" for. And I think if Federer wins 3 sets today he takes it all, but on the other hand if Hewitt can get more games in 3 sets the match probably goes to him. And I bet Hewitt's ranking will jump after this tournament. Oh, and I doubt Roddick wins a single point today--further evidence that he sucks.
     
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  9. chicagohpch

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    I suppose if Hewitt wins today, he will rank No. 2 on ATP rankings. I expect to be an even match, but I like the underdog's chance. Both are mentally tough, Hewitt seems to be more consistent this summer.
     
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  10. The tennis guy

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    Even if Hewitt wins today, he still ranks NO. 3 entry.

    1 Federer 6460, 2 Roddick 3770, 3 Hewitt 3605, 4 Henman 2830, 5 Coria 2820.

    This maybe the largest gap between 1 and 2 in ATP history.
     
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  11. BaselineAce

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    Hewitt will win an extra $500,000 if he wins because he won the U.S. Open Series. Also, the amount of money tennis players make is nothing compared to other sports.
     
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  12. Matt H.

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    bingo. Tennis Magazine ran the numbers on this. Brian Vahaly, no 100 in the world, took home $40,000 when it was all said and done (after taxes, travel/equipment/food expenses, etc)


    I'm watching the NFL game on CBS right now, and every starter on offense and defense, on both teams....are millionaires. That's 44 guys right there.
     
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  13. mlee2

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    Hey Barry, whatever happened to your "fair draw" arguments?

    You chastised Roddick for not having played a guy in the Top 20 in Wimbledon yet you praise Hewitt despite him having the same thing: not facing a Top 20 opponent.

    Talk about hypocrisy.
     
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  14. mlee2

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    and...please...."real No. 2" my ass

    Hewitt's getting 0wned out there in every extent of the word.

    The only reason why Roddick (actual No. 2) has such a losing record against Federer is he's the only one who's consistently reaching the finals of most tournaments. I'm sure if there was a different player consistently meeting Fed at the finals, he'd have such a pathetic record too.

    Final word: Certainly, if Hewitt hadn't constantly met Fed at grandslams, he definitely would be No. 2 but those are just ifs and buts. If Hewitt is to really get No.2, he has to earn it the hard way(certainly not from speculation and inane posts).
     
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