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Who's going to win the US Open?

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by steeley111 (U12710150) 02 September 2008
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Federer-Has looked good throughout the tournament of late and I have a good feeling that he will defend his title.

Rafa-Looked a bit out of sorts against Sam Querry but he will probably produce the goods in the more important matches.

Novak-Dropped a couple of sets in his hunt for the title but in with a good chance.

Andy Murray-How can we forget that epic battle against Melzer and then watching Andy stuff Wawrinka. You never know what might happen with Andy.

Davydenko-Currently seeded 5 in the world but never produces the goods in the Slams. Could it be his year?

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posted Sep 3, 2008

Really hope Roddick does it. Will be good to see him back close to the top of the game. He's been too good in the past to be languishing outside the top 5, at least.

Same goes for Safin actually. It's such a shame he doesn't seem able to compete at the very highest levels any more, he was an explosively brilliant player at his best, and the only person throughout the whole of Federer's career who could match him, and beat him, when both players were playing their best. Not even Nadal can claim to have beaten Federer at the top of his game on a surface he is most comfortable on, but Safin can... just a shame he doesn't produce that sort of form consistantly any more.

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comment by DR1961 (U9376490)

posted Sep 3, 2008

Federer's 2008 form suggest that regardless of who he meets in the semis he will not be ablt to overcome Nadal.

He cannot get away with number of unforced errors that are dogging his game at present and Rafa is looking beter on hard courts all the time.

Winning this tournament means so much to Federer this season and as he showed yesterday he will battle to the end. But his game was never about battling it is about supreme technique and confidence. Unfortunately both are looking suspect (by his standards!) and Nadal is getting to the point where he has forgotten how to lose.

I expect Federer to scrape into the final but get beaten my Nadal somewhere between his margins of vistory in Paris and Wimbledon.

I do hope that Federer comes back next year stronger with a new game plan to take on Nadal - could this involve him coming to the net more? -if so it could produce some very exciting encounters.

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comment by Jock (U11761832)

posted Sep 3, 2008

I fancy a Murray v Federer final. Can't call the result. Maybe Murray in five!

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posted Sep 3, 2008

"I fancy a Murray v Federer final. Can't call the result. Maybe Murray in five!"
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from the looks of things yesterday, i fancy roddick getting into the finals!

not too sure of the top half, if fish continues to play the way he's been playing (bif IF), we could see an all-american final!

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comment by jpjames (U6661240)

posted Sep 3, 2008

Feds is Fu****!

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posted Sep 3, 2008

Feds is undoubtedly rocking and has no chance. His career will slide away from here. Would love to see Andy Murray win it. As for the others mentioned here, could not care less.

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posted Sep 3, 2008

Fed is still the person he is despite his position now, he is super national talented player i believe he is going to win the US open,believe me!!!.

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comment by bilsim (U8580403)

posted Sep 4, 2008

The law of averages would suggest that Federer has to beat Nadal once, and now is going to be his best chance. Federer has to prove he is better than Nadal and deserves to be world number 1, wants to retain his US Open crown and Nadal is tired. If Federer can produce the same performance against Nadal as he did against Stepanek, nobody will beat him. He's still the best player in the world, he's just had a bad year.

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posted Sep 4, 2008

Wishful thinking my friend. I, like you it seems, hoped that Fed would eclipse Sampras's record of Grand slams but he's finished and, although I didn't warm to him at first, there is a new king - his mame's Nadal.

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posted Sep 4, 2008

the 'law of averages'? are you insane? that means nothing,
if i played nadal enough times would i eventually win because of the law of averages? no.

Federer's clearly no longer a match for Nadal,

a bad game would be fine, a bad week also,. but to have a bad year and somethings wrong. Nadal is better and federer is finished at the top

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