US Open SF: Raducanu vs Sakkari

Who will win the match and how many sets?

  • Raducanu in 2 sets

    Votes: 6 23.1%
  • Raducanu in 3 sets

    Votes: 5 19.2%
  • Sakkari in 2 sets

    Votes: 8 30.8%
  • Sakkari in 3 sets

    Votes: 7 26.9%

  • Total voters
    26
  • Poll closed .

Vamos Rafa Nadal

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The women semi-finalists deserve their own thread. Will the #155 qualifier make it all the way to the finals, or will the #17 Greek woman get to the final this year?

If Sakkari serves as well as she did against Pliskova there is no question she will win the match, but as many pointed out Pliskova didn't play all that well in Sakkari's serve games. I still think Sakkari will make it to her first final but I would not be surprised if Raducanu completes her amazing run with a place in the final either.

Who do you think will win the match and why do you think so?
 

Flair328

New User
Raducau is very new on the WTA with limited footage of matches available for coaches of opponents to analyze and work out a game plan how to play her. She is playing far better now than when I saw her in Wim in July. I won't be surprised if she beats Sakkari in 2.
 
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ScottleeSV

Professional
Very tough to call. I've gone for Raducanu in 3 but honestly, none of the above four outcomes in the poll would surprise me. It will ultimately come down to who settles best and who handles the occasion.
 

tennis24x7

Semi-Pro
Raducau is very new on the WTA with limited footage of matches available for coaches of opponents to analyze and work out a game plan how to play her. She is playing far better at now than when I saw her in Wim in July. I won't be surprised if she beats Sakkari in 2.
No way Sakkari will let her go in 2.
 

Devtennis01

G.O.A.T.
Oh I am going to have to stay up for this!
I am picking weirdly Raducanu. I think she could just come out firing and take the match away from Sakkari.
 
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Devtennis01

G.O.A.T.
I love all four of these players and care about it. I think there are others who do as well.
Sabalenka has really grown on me this week. I admire the hell out of Sakkari's shoulders. Fernandez is great and so likeable. And Raducanu is a mystery- I have no idea what she will do. I never do, but sometimes you have a rough feeling. I feel it could go in any direction with Raducanu.
 

Ginger ninja

Semi-Pro
Radacanu is winning this in straight sets. Sakkari red-lined last night and Pliskova was awful. That said, I think it will be a great game
 

ark_28

Legend
Don’t see Raducanu having anything to hurt Sakkari with. Sakkari should win this easy unless she chokes but after what happened at the French Open she looks determined to make her first Grand Slam final
 

ScottleeSV

Professional
Don’t see Raducanu having anything to hurt Sakkari with.
You mean other than the ability to crack winners off both wings and make unreturnable serves?

I'm coming around to the belief Sakkari will win too, but it's not a foregone conclusion. The bookies have Sakkari a narrow 8/13 favourite. Two in form players. Whoever wins will have earned it.
 
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Vamos Rafa Nadal

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Radacanu is winning this in straight sets. Sakkari red-lined last night and Pliskova was awful. That said, I think it will be a great game
I looked at the stats from all of their matches and Sakkari's stats were amazing. She actually played better in some of the earlier rounds - yes, I know, lesser opponents but still extremely impressive!
 

newyorkstadium

Professional
Sakkari in straights. I feel so ashamed writing that as a Brit. Neither Bencic or Rogers really turned up, even if Emma never let them get going. Sakkari guaranteed will do, she's rock solid and been knocking on the door in slams for a while now. So hope I'm wrong, though! Come on Emma!
 
Sakkari in straights. I feel so ashamed writing that as a Brit. Neither Bencic or Rogers really turned up, even if Emma never let them get going. Sakkari guaranteed will do, she's rock solid and been knocking on the door in slams for a while now. So hope I'm wrong, though! Come on Emma!
I'm in the same camp as you, unfortunately, I think you are right. Let's go, Emma.
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

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I am so torn. I love Emma and then I also love Maria! These matches are less stressful for me than the men's matches, where I have definite favorites.
 

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
Sakkari is also definitely capable of a mental implosion late in the match. Raducanu needs to keep the match on serve as long as possible as Sakkari is coming in off the best serving of her entire career.

Big test for her but I actually trust her more than Sakkari mentally at this point.
 
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Vamos Rafa Nadal

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Kralingen - I love your avatar! I don't know how to change my avatar, I think I want to change it to Carlos - I still love Rafa, of course, always will, but Carlos is my new favorite!
 

TopspintheTerrible

Professional
Sakkari is also definitely capable of a mental implosion late in the match. Raducanu needs to keep the match on serve as long as possible as Sakkari is coming in off the best serving of her entire career.

Big test for her but I actually trust her more than Sakkari mentally at this point.
You’ll root for Maria & you’ll like it. Or she’ll beat you up.
 

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
Kralingen - I love your avatar! I don't know how to change my avatar, I think I want to change it to Carlos - I still love Rafa, of course, always will, but Carlos is my new favorite!
If you’re on mobile just click your profile and then click on your picture directly - it should say “edit” then you can upload it to something new.

You can have this picture of Carlos if you want it, lol. Can’t wait to see him play again
 

Vamos Rafa Nadal

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If you’re on mobile just click your profile and then click on your picture directly - it should say “edit” then you can upload it to something new.

You can have this picture of Carlos if you want it, lol. Can’t wait to see him play again
Thanks! I was actually able to do it! It is strange though that I am not Vamos Carlos Alcaraz!!!
 
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