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US Open - day two

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by Caroline Cheese (U1647853) 28 August 2007
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Hello folks,

No Brits in action today but should be plenty to keep us entertained. Lleyton Hewitt opens against American Amer Delic - a cakewalk for the Aussie if you ask me. He's in Novak Djokovic's quarter of the draw and the Serb is up against Robin Haase later - the Dutchman replacing the injured Mario Ancic.

In the women's draw, Martina Hingis - almost the forgotten woman of tennis these days - Nicole Vaidisova and Svetlana Kuznetsova get under way.

The evening session is pure box office: Maria Sharapova followed by Andy Roddick.

Any upsets on the cards? Any decent match-ups coming our way? Please give us your thoughts here.

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comment by Krizjun (U9520679)

posted Aug 28, 2007

Johansson has fought back!
Now to use the momentum to bring about a win. Nicely done Tommy

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comment by Krizjun (U9520679)

posted Aug 28, 2007

Thats it both the mighty Swedes are through, pity Soderling's injury stopped it being three.
Bring on round two

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posted Aug 28, 2007

This is kind of out of sequence to this article. I watched this Hungarian woman playing Venus and I thought this woman should call it a day (why Venus mades such a big issue of winning I don't know. She could have won playing on one leg) and it triggered the thought that this is what should happen to the present squad of Brits. outside of the 2 Murrays. The LTA should say to them all, 'look guys you've had enough time and enough support and shown nothing. Times up, goodbye'
Then they should replce them with the youngsters coming up and focus on them. Couldn't be any worse, could they because this lot is never going to amount to a row of beans, even if the LTA poured millions into them.

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comment by sidslot (U9049031)

posted Aug 29, 2007

sharapova looked fantastic as well as playing superbly too haha

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posted Aug 29, 2007

To my opinion ,the reason Brits always under perform is because you dont have to win anything or to be successfull to be recognise in England.

People get so much acclaim for very little in this country. And this isnt just about tennis,it is the same with football,athleticism and other sports.

The brits are very strong adherants to the fundamentals of the olympics "Just Participate"
The never seem to try to push themselves a step further whne the need arises.

Listen to their comments after they have lost,they seem to be even happier than an American who has won a silver medal.

They always go like this"well i will come back next time and try again". Thank God you are brit because if you were an American you wont be making it next time.

And what really bemuse me is the fact that,every year the same faillures will be presented again to fail again.

What does the younger generation has to learn from that,well they must be thinking since they are brits,they dont have to win to stay on

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posted Aug 29, 2007

Sharapova played a very good match, no sign of the shoulder problem was evident.

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posted Aug 29, 2007

I think its Djokovic's time to win a major. He'll beat Fed in the final this time me thinks. I just wonder if Fed still has the hunger for it. Not winning the French is really gonna take its toll on his moral.

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comment by nuilix (U7715255)

posted Aug 29, 2007

No way Euanslater! best of five sets, Fed will prevail.Hewitt could even beat Djokovic on his day.Djokovic,though talented, is too complacent and just needs somebody to teach him a lesson.

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted Aug 29, 2007

sharapova also has an easier draw....

if she doesn't get to the final, she only has herself to blame!

the only real potential banana-skins in her half are Hingis and Mirza.

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posted Aug 29, 2007

Djokovic will be shown his place by Federer. Federer is class apart from Djokovic. Only Nadal comes second and Djokovic comes 3 or 4 in overall talent and class.
Djokovic will lose to either Hewitt or Nadal

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