Who will win the US Open?

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Who will win the US Open?

  1. Roger Federer

    34 vote(s)
    43.0%
  2. Andy Murray

    12 vote(s)
    15.2%
  3. Rafael Nadal

    10 vote(s)
    12.7%
  4. Andy Roddick

    8 vote(s)
    10.1%
  5. Novak Djokovic

    7 vote(s)
    8.9%
  6. Juan Martin Del Potro

    2 vote(s)
    2.5%
  7. Nikolay Davydenko

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  8. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  9. Ernests Gulbis

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  10. other

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  1. JennyS

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    Time for predictions!
     
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  2. <3tennis!!!

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  3. JennyS

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    Poll is now up. I even included Ernests Gulbis since someone here is very enthusiastic about his chances.....
     
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  4. Thank you! :):)
     
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  5. Spider

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    Murray and perhaps without dropping more than one set the entire tournament (he is that much better than the field at the moment).
     
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    You're welcome:D
     
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    anyone on that list except for davydenko, tsonga and gulbis.

    davydenko is a great shotmaker and is very skillful, but gets beaten by a form player. Can you really say that he can beat the top 5 guys in a 5th set match? no.

    Tsonga - hasn't been on great form this year and can be a little bit too inconsistent. If he plays like he did in australia last year (which i don't think he will eve again), then yes, but i don't see it happening.

    Gulbis - in my opinion, belting the ball as hard as you can isn't skill or talent. The likes of murray and djokovic has shown that playing % tennis beats high risk tennis.

    i would like to see someone like verdasco and blake make a big run. They have a shot.
     
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  9. dropshot winner

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    Gulbis? It's been almost a year since he won 2 matches in a row, I doubt he'll suddenly win 7...

    Obvious favorites are Federer and Murray, followed by Nadal, Del Potro and Roddick/Djokovic/Davydenko.

    But a lot depends on the draw, Murray will likely be #2 seed, should he draw Djokovic he'll have a relative easy time in the SF, but Nadal and Del Potro (QF) could make it very difficult for him.
     
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  10. ....more than one year.....:(
     
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    Didn't he win a few matches in Cincinatti last year?
     
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  14. Yeah, that was his first match of the year......and then he lost to Mathieu 6-3 6-4. :evil::evil:
     
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  16. clayman2000

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    Why is everone assuming Murray will pass Nadal? Murray has played far from his best tennis and all of a sudden has a crap load of pressure on him to repeat last years sucess
     
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  17. You think so? :(


    When has he played poorly recently?
     
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    nadal is coming off two months of rest and hasn't played a match since soderling. not only has he lacked match play, he's coming straight off an injury. from what many say, he's not 100% and he even states that himself.

    but before i make any more assumptions, i have to wait to watch him play, since i've been missing all the montreal matches.
     
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    Murray will be 2nd seed at the US Open

    US Open winner: Roddick
    Only other players who can win the title: Fed, Murray, Nadal
     
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    Fred Gil, in the ATP's most unexpected Slam winner... :)


    ps: i'm joking...
     
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  21. P_Agony

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    The guy who won't win Montral or Cincy will win the Open.
     
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    You have to motivate him so he can do it, I trust you brother.
     
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    Rusty Roger for the win! C'mon!!!
     
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    that's somewhat true; its been like that for 3 of the past 5 years.
     
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    I never said he played poorly. Chardy and Ferrero are solid players. That being said, he is not playing as well as he did even in SW19.
     
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    Tsonga or Davydenko.
     
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    Sorry but Stepanek takes it :mrgreen:
     
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    There's only one O in losing....... :evil:
     
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    I think you read my mind there, i always predict Radek, but i hear he's injured at present, poor chap. Also, Too much pressure from being called the GOAT (by me ;-) )
     
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    Only Jeremy Chardy has ever beaten Gil at a HC GS, so I think it's fair to say he's got a good shot.
     
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    I voted for Djokovic, cause he's my favourite player and I'd like to see him with the trophy in NYC, but I would also be okay with Murray winning his first GS title. I wouldn't want Roger to win though, he got his fair share this year.
     
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  32. Cesc Fabregas

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    Not Davydenko.
     
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    Federer or Nadal.

    Murray will never win a GS imo.
     
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  35. Telepatic

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    If Gulbis takes it, it would be biggest upset in tennis history \o/ ...
     
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  36. jevonclyde

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    I like Murray's chances. But Rafa is looking fresh and hungry. Even though he's saying the opposite. I think Fed will/should raise his game come US Open time.
     
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  38. norbac

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    I'd be happy with Murray or Nadal winning it....also wanna see Haas and Roddick do well here....I'd be sad if Fed won it, he's won enough for one year lol.
     
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    Davydenko is the only correct answer.
     
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  41. JennyS

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    Bumping this up.
     
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    Bright idea at the time? Or just wishful thinking?

    After Madrid, I put $6 on $21 odds for Federer to win the last 3 Slams --- it was a special promotion on sportsbet. Does that explain my vote? (And yes, you're all allowed to harass me should someone else win the USO.)
     
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  43. GraniteHoosier

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    Tough call this year. Federer looks to be sketchy, but he was playing even worse last year and still found a way to win. Murray looks like a logical choice, but I really think he wears down at the end of slams due to his style of play (i.e. he's generally doing most of the running). Right now I'd say the odds are about:

    Federer 35%
    Murray 30%
    Roddick 15%
    Del Potro 10%
    Nadal 5%
    The rest of the field 5%


    On a side note, is Gulbis even going to be in the draw? lol :)
     
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  44. clayman2000

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    All i can say is that Nadal almost won a set against red-hot Del Potro, and pretty much lost it mentally after that. If he can do that, i can see him getting to to the SF, provided he doesnt draw Del Potro in his quarter. After that, anything can happen.

    As for Federer, this is as goods as it gets for him. I dont think he will ever have a better shot to win a major again. Nadal, while looking healthy is very rusty. Djokovic has 0 confidence, Roddick is his whipping boy, Murray is no where near as good in the slams as he is in 3 setters.
     
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