2023 US Open - Official Thread for Men's Singles

Who will win US Open?


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Enceladus

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Defending champion: Carlos Alcaraz
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Past US Open champions, who will participating in the 2023 edition: Novak Djokovic (2011, 2015, 2018), Andy Murray (2012), Stan Wawrinka (2016), Dominic Thiem (2020), Daniil Medvedev (2021)

Official website:
https://www.usopen.org/index.html
Link to draw:
Edition: 143th (56th in the Open era)
Date: August 28 – September 10
Category: Grand Slam
Governing body: USTA
Number of players in main draw: 128S
Total prize money: $65 million
Prize money breakdown:
https://www.usopen.org/en_US/visit/prize_money.html
Surface: Hard (Laykold)
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Venue: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
TV broadcast:
ATP entry list:
 

Rattie

Legend
Notable absentees through injury:
Nadal, Kyrgios, Shapovalov, PCB, Cilic, Struff and RBA

Wildcards go to 6 Americans and 2 from abroad (current ranking in brackets) : Bonzi (101), Hijikata (111), Isner (158), Steve Johnson(186), Alex Michelsen (133), Michael Mmoh (94), Ethan Quinn (474) and Learner Tien (690)

Top 16 seeds:
1. Carlos Alcaraz
2. Novak Djokovic
3. Daniil Medvedev
4. Holger Rune
5. Casper Ruud
6. Jannik Sinner
7. Stefanos Tsitsipas
8. Andrey Rublev
9. Taylor Fritz
10. Frances Tiafoe
11. Karen Khachanov
12. Alexander Zverev
13. Alex de Minaur
14. Tommy Paul
15. Felix Auger-Aliassime
16. Cameron Norrie
 

Enceladus

Legend
I would have thought Tommy Paul would have been a better inclusion in the poll than de Minaur, and Zverev rather than Tiafoe?
de Minaur is a runner-up on 2023 Canada Masters and Tiafoe had a remarkable run at the US Open last year (beat Nadal and pushed Carlos into the 5th set), which is why I included them in the poll.
 

Rattie

Legend
de Minaur is a runner-up on 2023 Canada Masters and Tiafoe had a remarkable run at the US Open last year (beat Nadal and pushed Carlos into the 5th set), which is why I included them in the poll.
Fair comment. Polls need more options lol
 
Just scanning the draw: looks somewhat balanced, but obviously Carlos has the harder QF than Djoker IF things fall out as expected. SF arguably easier for Carlos. Carlos avoiding Paul is a positive for him.
 

Enceladus

Legend
In the last few years, Nole had a difficult draw at US Open, but this time he have lucky - Sinner and Medvedev are in Alcaraz's half of draw. :whistle: :giggle:
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
"Novak and The Mugs - Appearing August 28 to September 8 at the bottom of the United States Open draw - tickets on sale now!"

I joke, but what an awesome draw for Djoker. And that top half, especially the Alcaraz-Sinner quarter - oof. Up and down Ruud might very well be up again with a draw that could see him to the SFs. Ruud's quarter really is an opportunity for any number of players, including Korda, Bublik, Tiafoe, Paul, DFA, to make a decent run.
 

BGod

G.O.A.T.
Such a crapshoot but voted Daniil.

I think Tsitsipas, Sinner and Rune can get far with the right draw and Zverev is my wildcard.

Alcaraz/Novak both hyped but could easily get railroaded by certain matches given opponent, weather and recovery.
 
In the last few years, Nole had a difficult draw at US Open, but this time he have lucky - Sinner and Medvedev are in Alcaraz's half of draw. :whistle: :giggle:
I am glad to see Tommy Paul in Djokovic's half of the draw. Carlos got the harder draw, for certain, but that was true at Wimbledon as well, and Carlos won that Grand Slam title.
 

chuckersthenut

Hall of Fame
Djokovic draw a djoke. He gets the 32 seed in his section. And gets struggling FAA 15 seed and then a struggling fritz in the quarters. Or his pigeon Tsitsipas...there is nobody dangerous in that whole quarter.
 
What do you think of the draw?
I think Carlos's draw is harder than Djokovic's but that was true at Wimbledon. I am glad that Tommy Paul is in Djokovic's half of the draw. I think Carlos will make it to the QF's without too much difficulty - then it will get tougher in the last 3 rounds. I don't think we will be getting the 3 a.m. 5 set matches this year, at least I hope not. Who knows? Carlos's draw may fall apart with early round upsets (so long as it's not Calrlos who is upset!!!!).
 

Waves

Semi-Pro
Alcaraz. Though has a tough draw, he is 20 and has a day off between matches…when I was 20, a day off was like a holiday. He will be ready and determined.

I also don’t think Novak will make the final, but would be ecstatic to be wrong here. Dude is phenomenal.
 
Some people forget that the U.S. Open isn't one of the Djokovic's best Grand Slams. Rafa has won it more often than he has. It's not Australian Open or Wimbledon.

I HOPE Carlos wins, and will be rooting for him in the tournament. If he somehow doesn't prevail then I hope for anyone but Djokovic.
 

Rattie

Legend
Draws can end up meaning very little. Djokovic got a tough draw in Cincinnati and yet he ended up being gifted a cakewalk to the semis. There will no doubt be upsets and surprises as there is in virtually every tournament. Nothing is guaranteed.
On the face of it though he has been given a ridiculously easy draw. Hopefully there are some surprises in it; Novak getting no resistance all the way to final rounds is getting extremely dull. I would like to see a final that doesn’t feature Djokovic for a change.
 

robyrolfo

Professional
Murray vs Moutet! I'm pumped. I might just have to show up and heckle Murray in person. I hope they put them on one of the relatively smaller courts.
 
I’m happy with Djokovic draw! He has a good chance. Weather forecast also looks okay too. Cooler conditions this time and less wind compared to other summer years in New York. Let’s go.

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BeatlesFan

Bionic Poster
They managed to cram Thiem, Bublik, Karatsev, Lehecka, and Rune into the same little section. What a bloodbath.

Edit:
Shelton as well...
Thiem is ranked #82 and has done nothing in years

Bublik can be dangerous but his current form is lousy, he lost to ancient Monfils two weeks ago in Washington

Karatsev has done nothing in so long I can't remember when he did anything, lost to a nobody in qualies in Cincy

Lehecka has never won a title and is a whopping 50% for his career in W-L, 41-40 in ATP matches

Rune is playing like a hot mess, lost second round in both Toronto and Cincy and has the confidence level of a circus midget right now

I won't even mention Shelton since the hype this guy receives here is ridiculous and unwarranted.

This quarter of the draw is a joke tbh.
 

flyingboris

Legend
Rune is playing like a hot mess, lost second round in both Toronto and Cincy and has the confidence level of a circus midget right now

I won't even mention Shelton since the hype this guy receives here is ridiculous and unwarranted.
Mostly agreed, but I think circus midgets are probably pretty confident. :)

..and Shelton‘s got game.
 

Carax

Hall of Fame
After watching Cincinnati, "hard draw" or easy draw, Djokovic is the favorite.

If he plays this tournament the way he played that final, only Alcaraz can stop him. And I don't know if Carlos will make it to the final.
 

chuckersthenut

Hall of Fame
Thiem is ranked #82 and has done nothing in years

Bublik can be dangerous but his current form is lousy, he lost to ancient Monfils two weeks ago in Washington

Karatsev has done nothing in so long I can't remember when he did anything, lost to a nobody in qualies in Cincy

Lehecka has never won a title and is a whopping 50% for his career in W-L, 41-40 in ATP matches

Rune is playing like a hot mess, lost second round in both Toronto and Cincy and has the confidence level of a circus midget right now

I won't even mention Shelton since the hype this guy receives here is ridiculous and unwarranted.

This quarter of the draw is a joke tbh.
I disagree in that every player there maybe outside of lehecka has proven to be quite formidable when "treeing". I was speaking more to the talent of the section more than the current form of those players therein.
 

paolo2143

Professional
I seem to remember Sinner killing Novak in Wimbledon practice earlier this year, even Murray beat Novak 6-2 in a practice set, Yet Murray was out in first few matches and Novak schooled Sinner in S/F lol

These practice sessions mean diddly squat when it comes to the real tournament.

Personally i think Carlos has cakewalk draw until Q/F and Novak should sail through first 3 matches, unless Felix somehow captures 2021 form then would expect Novak to make Q/F comfortably as well.

However, sometimes life has a habit of kicking us in the gut when least suspected.

I am going out on a really weird limb and saying i think neither Carlos nor Novak will win this year, think we will have new champion.

If i am wrong then i would fancy Novak to win more than Carlos though, i think Carlos may have overplayed slightly.
 

Chanwan

G.O.A.T.
Bottom half finalist: Djoko without a sweat.
Top half: most likely Carlos, but could be Sinner, Medvedev or even Z

Hoping for another Carlos-Djoko final. They are a match made in heaven right now and we don't know for how long
 
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