Which quarterfinals upset is the most likely?

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Who has the best chance to pull off the upset?

  1. Soderling

    4 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. Gonzalez

    19 vote(s)
    30.2%
  3. Cilic

    11 vote(s)
    17.5%
  4. Verdasco

    29 vote(s)
    46.0%
  1. JennyS

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    Which qf upset do you think is the most likely?

    Soderling over Federer
    Verdasco over Djokovic
    Gonzalez over Nadal
    Cilic over Del Potro
     
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  2. Bud

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    Poll!!!!!!! :twisted:

    n/m :oops:
     
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  3. JennyS

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    poll is now up!
     
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  4. JennyS

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    I actually think all four are possible. It has been a strange US Open after all.....
     
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  5. Bud

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    It may have been wise to post this in Match Results, instead :oops:

    You know what's going to happen as soon as the results come in :)
     
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  6. SLD76

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    Im not that impressed with how Djoker is playing. To use the slang vernacular, he could get got by Verdasco.
     
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  7. stormholloway

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    I picked Verdasco as well. He's playing very well. Djokovic has been shaky this year. Cilic could pull an upset but I think it unlikely. Nadal and Federer should cruise.
     
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  8. jimwh

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    I also think it would have to be Verdasco. In fact, I know he is ranked lower but I really don't see him as a underdog.
     
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  9. tudwell

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    Gonzalez over Nadal.
     
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  10. Fedfan1234

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    In this order:
    1 Verdasco beats Djoker
    2 Gonzalez beats Nadal
    3 Cilic beats Del Potro
    4 Soderling beats Federer
     
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  11. cknobman

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    2nd this list.
     
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  12. joeri888

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    Hmm, I'm not gonna guess, because last time I said this, Murray was my least likely and he lost to Cilic. I think based on history Soderling-Fed is least likely but even that one is possible.
     
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  13. mzzmuaa

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    cilic>del
    gonzalez>nadal
    verdasco>djok


    soderling>federer
     
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  14. stormholloway

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    Gonzalez over Nadal? I see that as the least possible upset. The way Nadal played last night, there is no one who can beat him in their current form, including Federer, who has not showed that high of a level so far.

    Again, Gonzalez over Nadal is more likely than Verdasco over Djokovic? How so?
     
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  15. flying24

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    You are drastically overrating Nadal. Last night wasnt amazing. He struggled to beat Monfils and there are MANY guys stronger than Monfils on a fast hard court including Gonzalez. I am not saying Gonzalez will beat Nadal but saying a hard fought 4 set win over Monfils of all people now makes him the head and shoulders top of the tournament is completely laughable.
     
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  16. Mungo73

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    Fed over Soderling, I would be really upset.
     
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  17. MethodTennis

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    ide say gonzo verdasco and cilic could all do it soderling i doubt never beaten the guy after all
     
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  18. Aabye

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    Makes sense
     
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  19. stormholloway

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    He struggled? I didn't see that at all. What was so hard fought about it? Nadal always fights hard, if that's what you're referring to. That's his style of play. Monfils was lucky to win the first set but Nadal ground him into dust the rest of the match. He was doing everything well last night.

    Monfils is still a high quality hard court player. Saying Gonzalez is better on hard is debatable as well. Monfils has a 2-0 record over Gonzo, both matches being on hard courts.

    Gonzo has the edge in fitness and experience however. I'll give him that. Either way I don't think he wants to grind with Nadal.
     
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  20. Aabye

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    He is a lot more aggressive than Monfils though. If he tries to just let his forehand do the work he has a much better shot than Monfils who foolish tried to go toe-to-toe at the baseline with the #2 player in the world.
     
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  21. shadows

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    I would also agree with this list. Verdasco is definitely top since he seems to be running into some form which can make him a threat regardless of how Nole plays.

    Gonzo pips the second spot for me because of 2 things; first the possibility that Nadal will have a let down after the incredible intensity sustined during last nights match, the second being that if he is still carrying any niggling injuries then last night was the kind of workout that might find them aggravated once the adrenaline wears off.
     
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  22. taballi

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    i can really see all of the upsets except for soderling over federer... ill give him a set or so but fed is too clutch and soderling probably wont have the confidence to pull it off having lost to him a couple times this summer. but really no one is playing outstanding at the moment so all of them could happen. i picked verdasco
     
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  23. Andres

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    Agreed.

    10 upsets.
     
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  24. Badger

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    I went for Verdasco but Cilic wasn't far off.
     
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  25. RFLEGEND

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    i reckon gonalez
     
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  26. stormholloway

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    I'll eat my words if I'm wrong, but I see no chance for Gonzalez as long as Nadal plays at the level he played last night.
     
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  27. mzzmuaa

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    no doubt
    but will he be able to play as well as he did last night? that's a tough ask considering his current condition
     
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  28. JennyS

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    Gonzalez has been playing great tennis and has beaten Nadal in a Slam before. And I don't think Nadal is playing better here than he was in this year's Australian Open or the French Open through the third round.
     
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