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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 11:58 am

Good Morning Tennis Fans

We are now getting to the business end of the tournament. Who is the money on?

Murray v Young
Nadal v Muller
Isner v Simon
Ferrer v Roddick

Well and truly America day.

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Post by time please Tue 06 Sep 2011, 12:08 pm

Murray (or else!!!), Nadal, Simon and Ferrer for my money Smile

looking forward (I think) to the Murray/Young match

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Post by Chazfazzer Tue 06 Sep 2011, 12:09 pm

Murray's playing well and I don't think Young has the power to get past him, or the patience to duke it out in attritional rallies. Murray in straight sets.

Nadal may drop a set against Muller, but it won't go past 4.

Isner vs Simon is an interesting one. Simon's form can vary wildly between matches, but if he plays well then he might prove too tricky for Isner to handle. I'm gonna say Simon in 4 sets.

Ferrer vs Roddick is another tought one to call. I must admit that I haven't seen either of these two play in this tournament yet, so any prediction would be a guess. Having said that, I would always fancy a good returner and superior baseliner like Ferrer to eventually overcome Roddick. Ferrer in 4 sets, though I wouldn't be surprised if it went to 5.

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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 12:11 pm

It is on at 4pm TP so claim the TV rights this afternoon thumbsup

I think Murray in 3

Isner in 4

Nadal in 3

Ferrer in 4

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Post by time please Tue 06 Sep 2011, 12:16 pm

The sofa is booked! Laugh

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Post by bogbrush Tue 06 Sep 2011, 12:26 pm

I think this article is wrong. Nadal can't still be facing unseeded opponents, not at this stage surely?

Oh it's the US Open!
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Post by socal1976 Tue 06 Sep 2011, 12:39 pm

Donald Young in the 4th round wow, couldn't see that one coming. He beat murray once this year, could this be his coming out party?

I have to agree with BB to a certain extent, is it me or this half of the draw look really soft for murray and nadal?

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Post by time please Tue 06 Sep 2011, 12:45 pm

No it's not you. I thought Murray initially had tricky quarter, but it opened up quite nicely. Djoko and Fed definitely have much denser half and Nadal's quarter was the easiest of all four definitely, whoever had come through there is no one who looked like giving him a real fright until Murray? or possibly Ferrer (though doubt that especially as Ferrer has had his wrist/hand blip)


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Post by socal1976 Tue 06 Sep 2011, 1:10 pm

If Roddick can't beat Ferrer at the USO he should probably start thinking of winding down his career.

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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 1:43 pm

I think that it is a slight harsh reflection socal. With his style of play it was always inevitable that as younger talent pushed through, he would slip down the rankings. It is a great achievement in itself that he was a regular feature in the top 10 for nearly 8 years. He might not be a contender at the slams anymore, but there is nothing to stop him being a contender at Masters level events.

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Post by Josiah Maiestas Tue 06 Sep 2011, 2:24 pm

Murray v Young
Nadal v Muller
Isner v Simon
Ferrer v Roddick
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Murray in 4 here. Young is playing some strong flashy tennis and might take the first set before the obvious comeback from Dracula Whistle

Nadal will have too much defensive skill for Muller, expect a comfortable win with a tiebreak thrown in.

Simon has impressed me with his passive counter punch/court covering ball flatting style and I think Isner will be chasing shadows. Simon in 4

Roddick's play has improved loads since Wimbledon and I am confident he will to the crowd's expectation against the clay courter, Roddick in 3
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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 2:35 pm

Heavy Rain in New York as we speak. Looks like today's play will be delayed.

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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 2:44 pm

On a bright note we have 4 boys left in the juniors.

Though we didn't have a single girl in the juniors main draw.

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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 2:47 pm

In the mixed doubles Leander Paes will face Oudin and Sock who's combined age is still not older than Paes himself.

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Post by Guest Tue 06 Sep 2011, 2:49 pm

The weather forecast is heavy rain ALL DAY.

Also likely to rain tomrw and thurs.

Oh man, what a bummer.

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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 3:03 pm

I say use the indoor courts thumbsup

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Post by pauline1981 Tue 06 Sep 2011, 3:11 pm

good luck young hope you win

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Post by Jeremy_Kyle Tue 06 Sep 2011, 4:08 pm

Can this be the day of the first upset?

Nadal. The strangest incident in the press looms over his performance today. Will he be 100% physically and psychologically fit to play today?

Murray: despite of his ranking, Young is a much improved player that sooner or later will make it into the big stage. He has already beaten Murray once and will be playing with the support of a fiercely partisan home crowd.
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Post by Mad for Chelsea Tue 06 Sep 2011, 4:10 pm

it's raining apparently, no roof of course Doh

Still it does mean we'll get the wonderful sight of some random blokes coming on with towels to mop up the courts at some point...

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Post by bogbrush Tue 06 Sep 2011, 5:03 pm

emancipator wrote:The weather forecast is heavy rain ALL DAY.

Also likely to rain tomrw and thurs.

Oh man, what a bummer.

Then it'll come down to recovery ability.

Sorry Fed, give the trophy to Djokovic now.
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Post by Positively 4th Street Tue 06 Sep 2011, 5:11 pm

bogbrush wrote:
emancipator wrote:The weather forecast is heavy rain ALL DAY.

Also likely to rain tomrw and thurs.

Oh man, what a bummer.

Then it'll come down to recovery ability.

Sorry Fed, give the trophy to Djokovic now.

There's still hope. Djokovic may suffer from Fognini Syndrome if he is forced to go a few days without playing.

Real shame about the rain though, seems wetter in NYC than at Wimbledon these days, roof or no roof. My memory may be playing tricks on me of course.

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Post by Guest Tue 06 Sep 2011, 5:16 pm

eurosport2 are showing Roger's match from last night, if anyone wants to catch up.

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Post by Faust Tue 06 Sep 2011, 5:34 pm

Huge advantage for Federer and Djokovic with
today's and perhaps tomorrow's or even after tomorrow's rain.
Just like 2008 Nadal and Murray will have to play
an extra game the last five days. By the way Federer curiously
always starts first in the Grand Slams having thus an advantage
when it rains. And often ...it does rain.Maybe as a number one
he deserved some privileges .. but as a No2 or No 3?

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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 5:51 pm

If you are a Murray fan, they are playing his Semi Final with Nadal from 2008. I wish they would fill these delays with something informative about the event or even highlights from the 80's, 90's.

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Post by sportslover Tue 06 Sep 2011, 5:57 pm

Faust wrote:Huge advantage for Federer and Djokovic with
today's and perhaps tomorrow's or even after tomorrow's rain.
Just like 2008 Nadal and Murray will have to play
an extra game the last five days. By the way Federer curiously
always starts first in the Grand Slams having thus an advantage
when it rains. And often ...it does rain.Maybe as a number one
he deserved some privileges .. but as a No2 or No 3?

It's a well know fact that apart from having some Influence in the actual draw he also has control over the weather Whistle

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Post by Faust Tue 06 Sep 2011, 6:17 pm

sportslover wrote:
Faust wrote:Huge advantage for Federer and Djokovic with
today's and perhaps tomorrow's or even after tomorrow's rain.
Just like 2008 Nadal and Murray will have to play
an extra game the last five days. By the way Federer curiously
always starts first in the Grand Slams having thus an advantage
when it rains. And often ...it does rain.Maybe as a number one
he deserved some privileges .. but as a No2 or No 3?

It's a well know fact that apart from having some Influence in the actual draw he also has control over the weather Whistle

Sportslover, Your platitudinous sarcasm aside,in the last four years in the US OPEN
we had three with rain delays. IT RAINS OFTEN.The ones who play first
HAVE a statistical advantage.Obviously not " a well known fact" since since you seem
totally oblivious.

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Post by sportslover Tue 06 Sep 2011, 6:28 pm

Faust wrote:
sportslover wrote:
Faust wrote:Huge advantage for Federer and Djokovic with
today's and perhaps tomorrow's or even after tomorrow's rain.
Just like 2008 Nadal and Murray will have to play
an extra game the last five days. By the way Federer curiously
always starts first in the Grand Slams having thus an advantage
when it rains. And often ...it does rain.Maybe as a number one
he deserved some privileges .. but as a No2 or No 3?

It's a well know fact that apart from having some Influence in the actual draw he also has control over the weather Whistle

Sportslover, Your platitudinous sarcasm aside,in the last four years in the US OPEN
we had three with rain delays. IT RAINS OFTEN.The ones who play first
HAVE a statistical advantage.Obviously not " a well known fact" since since you seem
totally oblivious.

Instead of trying to use big words maybe getting a sense of humour is what is required!

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Post by Faust Tue 06 Sep 2011, 6:41 pm

A sense of humour yes! But your loaded stale and trite(smaller words heh)
joke indicates a lack of humour.

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Post by CaledonianCraig Tue 06 Sep 2011, 6:47 pm

The USTA has announced that play has been abandond for today or tonight. Bitter blow for Andy and the others waiting today to play as it puts them at a disadvantage to those in the other half of the draw.
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Post by JuliusHMarx Tue 06 Sep 2011, 6:53 pm

This could affect the semi-final order. Depending on how it pans out, they may be forced to play Rafa v Murray (or whoever) second to give them adequate rest after their belated quarter-finals. Depends on the weather tomorrow I guess.

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Post by Josiah Maiestas Tue 06 Sep 2011, 6:53 pm

HAHAHA you sad tennis fans what you gonna do now? no tennis to look forward to unlucky.. Laugh

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Post by time please Tue 06 Sep 2011, 6:54 pm

Faust wrote:Huge advantage for Federer and Djokovic with
today's and perhaps tomorrow's or even after tomorrow's rain.
Just like 2008 Nadal and Murray will have to play
an extra game the last five days. By the way Federer curiously
always starts first in the Grand Slams having thus an advantage
when it rains. And often ...it does rain.Maybe as a number one
he deserved some privileges .. but as a No2 or No 3?

Such a shame that as Federer and Djokovic couldn't influence the tournament to give them the advantageous first semi on Super Sat for the last two years as Fed in particular always has an advantage in your opinion - bit careless of him, silly boy!

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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 6:56 pm

US Organisers are useless!!!

Up there with the French Open organisers.

You have indoor courts......use them!


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Post by JuliusHMarx Tue 06 Sep 2011, 6:58 pm

Disagree LK - although some lesser tournaments have moved indoors when it's rained (Nottingham), I don't think a GS should even consider it.

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Post by CaledonianCraig Tue 06 Sep 2011, 6:59 pm

I am very surprised that they abandon play for the day at 13.30pm (US Time). What is that all about, especially when they have courts with floodlights. Very premature I'd say.
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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:00 pm

Sorry JM they should. You shouldn't rely on the laps of the gods. No self respecting business would do it. It's called contingency. I am not a fan of it, but in fairness to the players, should go indoors.

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Post by Josiah Maiestas Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:02 pm

Weathers supposed to be this way for the next few days aswell, I wouldn't mind having a Monday final actually thumbsup
Craig, there won't be enough time for all 4 men's matches and the women's matches to get played, so it would be unfair on those who are scheduled to go on last.
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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:03 pm

So JM as there is no play today, What were your thoughts on yesterdays encounter between Doglo and Djoko?

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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:12 pm

What a strange 24 hours. NITB has gone AWOL. polished man is on the polish one thinks. How to pass the time when there is no play?

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Post by Guest Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:13 pm

My children,

did I not say that it would rain?

I did tell the King to win quickly yesterday, before the heavens open, and he duly obliged.

The minions will have to await the final decision..

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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:15 pm

I blame Thatcher

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Post by Jeremy_Kyle Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:16 pm

One day, if not two of rain delay, how boring this is going to be...... Doh
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Post by sportslover Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:17 pm

emancipator wrote:My children,

did I not say that it would rain?

I did tell the King to win quickly yesterday, before the heavens open, and he duly obliged.

The minions will have to await the final decision..

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emancipator - may the serve be with you.

You really are too funny for this forum emancipator!

But in all honesty it's what's needed.

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Post by Josiah Maiestas Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:21 pm

Well the first set was brilliant, I thought Dolgo missed a trick at 4-2 in the tiebreak, missed a half open court that you should never do, but he made Djoko fight for it didn't he?

After that knackering first set, sadly he lost belief in himself. But he will only improve from this tournament and will hopefully be in the running for a few MS's next season and gradually get into the top 10 Smile
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Post by legendkillar Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:29 pm

I think he needs to tidy that footwork up as his BH seems to take him out of the point when he executes it. Was very unlucky in that first set.

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Post by Faust Tue 06 Sep 2011, 7:47 pm

time please wrote:
Faust wrote:Huge advantage for Federer and Djokovic with
today's and perhaps tomorrow's or even after tomorrow's rain.
Just like 2008 Nadal and Murray will have to play
an extra game the last five days. By the way Federer curiously
always starts first in the Grand Slams having thus an advantage
when it rains. And often ...it does rain.Maybe as a number one
he deserved some privileges .. but as a No2 or No 3?

Such a shame that as Federer and Djokovic couldn't influence the tournament to give them the advantageous first semi on Super Sat for the last two years as Fed in particular always has an advantage in your opinion - bit careless of him, silly boy!

Maybe this year F&D will not play the second semi.
Maybe that is why I bet on Fed at 6 to 1

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Post by Danny_1982 Tue 06 Sep 2011, 9:54 pm

So the organisers are still aiming for a Sunday finish....

Why?

I'm sure most tennis fans would much rather see a great final rather than one potentially fresh player vs a player who has played 4 five set matches in 4 days.

Obviously we'll have to see how the weather goes, but it's a large possibility and one that could easily be avoided by declaring a Monday night final now.

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Post by Tenez Tue 06 Sep 2011, 10:01 pm

Quiz : When was the last time the night session semi final winner won the final?

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Post by Tenez Tue 06 Sep 2011, 10:12 pm

Has got to be Federer in his best years...I believe I know the answer btw.

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Post by Josiah Maiestas Tue 06 Sep 2011, 11:17 pm

Tenez wrote:Quiz : When was the last time the night session semi final winner won the final?
Didn't Federer v Djokovic play night session after Andy beat Nadal? 08 it was..
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