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Post by The Special Juan Thu Sep 06 2012, 10:40

Matches of Note:

Tipsarevic v Ferrer
Del Potro v Djokovic

John McEnroe/Adam Sandler v Jim Courier/Kevin James *ahem*

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/index.html?promo=subnav

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Post by slashermcguirk Thu Sep 06 2012, 10:44

Tipsy vs Ferrer is a tough one to call. Would fancy Ferrer because he is so relentless and consistent but Tipsy is a similar type of player who on his day cause an upset. Probably fancy Ferrer in 4 sets but could be a tight one.

Del Potro vs Djokovic could be a gem of an encounter. I would always favour Djokovic over 5 sets but this could be an interesting one. If del potro takes the opening set, he could ride the wave. Djokovic is a great front runner as his record suggests when winning opening set. Could go all the way this one, Del Potro could benefit from being tested already while Novak has had it comfortable so far. I have been impressed by Novaks form so far in this tournament

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Post by slashermcguirk Thu Sep 06 2012, 10:48

On a seperate note, well done to Murray and Berdych for getting to semis. Strangely enough, I had a sneaky feeling about Berdych winning yesterday. Murray did great to come back, mind you how Cilic blew that lead I will never know, he imploded badly. I like the Cilic style of play and his movement really impressed me. Huge potential in him and he has a good variety of shots, love his in to out forehand when he is in full flow.

Once Murray took the 2nd set the writing was on the wall for Cilic. I know this is for another day but I think Berdych vs Murray could be very tight. Berdych certainly does not fear Murray

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Post by Josiah Maiestas Thu Sep 06 2012, 10:55

Ferrer loves to run and returns big serves, its the main reason i'm picking him over Tipsy, who is also a good athlete, but not quite on the level of the top 5. I reckon this could be the match of the day.
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Post by lydian Thu Sep 06 2012, 11:03

Surely the matches are on Djokovic's and Tipsy's racquets? i.e. if either play to their potential then they should win. But Tipsy is variable and Ferrer is dogged if nothing else. Djokovic still needs to show he can reach some semblance of the 2011 form against top players. Delpo will hit hard and even, Djokovic loves to normally feed off that type of pace. I think he'll make Delpo look a little wooden out there and win in straights. I'm going for Tipsy in 4 too...I think this guy is finally starting to break through, he's quite a mercurial talent (like Dolgo) and IMO interesting to watch.
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Post by slashermcguirk Thu Sep 06 2012, 12:00

I agree Lydian. Typsy is a big talent. He has beaten the likes of Murray and Djokovic before and I remember him taking Federer to 5 sets at Australian Open around 2008 or 2009. When he is in the zone, he can be very dangerous.

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Post by HM Murdock Thu Sep 06 2012, 12:34

The Special Juan wrote:John McEnroe/Adam Sandler v Jim Courier/Kevin James *ahem*
If there are rain delays and any effort at all is made to accommodate this nonsense, the USO will officially claim the title of The World's Most Ineptly Organised Sporting Event. furious

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Post by time please Thu Sep 06 2012, 12:45

It is actually crazy isn't it?

There should be enough prestige in it being one of the four majors in the year without needing any of this superfluous stuff.

I am surprised the players haven't discussed a mass protest about the scheduling in the past, but I suppose Super Sat only affects a very few.

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Post by The Special Juan Thu Sep 06 2012, 12:47

One word explains all of this: Americans.

They need the celebrity culture that has taken over the world.
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Post by The Special Juan Thu Sep 06 2012, 14:40

Will anyone be tuning in to watch Adam Sandler attempt to play tennis? laughing

On another note what's the forecast looking like for today?
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Post by Guest Thu Sep 06 2012, 14:47

HM Murdoch wrote:
The Special Juan wrote:John McEnroe/Adam Sandler v Jim Courier/Kevin James *ahem*
If there are rain delays and any effort at all is made to accommodate this nonsense, the USO will officially claim the title of The World's Most Ineptly Organised Sporting Event. furious
I don't see anything wrong with a set of celebrity tennis as an antidote to the shrieks and sweat of the main events. The main issue that needs to be addressed is the last weekend scheduling. It seems this year will be the last year for "Stupid" aka Super Saturday: Hoorah!

ps Grand Slams include all the following events
Singles Men
Singles Women
Mens doubles
Womens doubles
Mixed doubles

Boys singles
girls singles
boys doubles
girls doubles

Wheelchairs: No event at USOpen because of the Paralympics


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Post by HM Murdock Thu Sep 06 2012, 15:34

The Special Juan wrote:Will anyone be tuning in to watch Adam Sandler attempt to play tennis? laughing
I don't even tune in to watch Adam Sandler attempt to play comedy!

What are the chances that one of them will tell McEnroe that he can't be serious? Wouldn't that be hilarious? Rolling Eyes

Actually, that joke would be based on words, so it's probably a level above Sandler's buffoonery.

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Post by Dave. Thu Sep 06 2012, 16:54

Question: Have they really been piggybacking on Super Saturday since 1984?

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Post by Guest Thu Sep 06 2012, 17:27

Ferrer in 4 for me

Djokovic in 5.

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Post by Danny_1982 Thu Sep 06 2012, 18:28

Does anyone know the intended order of play for Saturday, and what time each semi may start? Me and the fiancé have (annoyingly) been invited to a BBQ and I don't want to commit to anything that may mean missing Murray Berdych.

My assumption is that it might be the earlier match?

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Post by The Special Juan Thu Sep 06 2012, 18:55

Danny_1982 wrote:Does anyone know the intended order of play for Saturday, and what time each semi may start? Me and the fiancé have (annoyingly) been invited to a BBQ and I don't want to commit to anything that may mean missing Murray Berdych.

My assumption is that it might be the earlier match?

I think it's impossible to guess. We won't know for sure until tonight. There were mutterings of the earlier match though but I can't say anything for definite.
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Post by Dave. Thu Sep 06 2012, 19:02

I'd guess they would put the bigger match on second. So then more can watch. Then again, they might put it on early so it doesn't clash with college football.

Ahh well - least its not the old Super Saturday format, seemed great in 1984, but hardly the best way to run a tournament for the players.

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Post by The Special Juan Thu Sep 06 2012, 19:19

If Ferrer wins this match I don't think he'll beat Djokovic but it wll be one very long, very dull match and if that's on at night then the winner will surely come from the Murray/Berdych match although Djokovic has superhuman stamina.
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Post by skyeman Thu Sep 06 2012, 19:24

All i could find was mens s/f's starting at 4pm BST{order not set} and the ladies final not before 00.30

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Post by skyeman Thu Sep 06 2012, 20:48

Frig me, who would want to watch Cliff Richard/Ilia Nastase v Joe pasquale/Boris Becker before a Wimbledon q/f.

FFS, only in America. Rolling Eyes


Sorry It would have to be Cliff Richard/Buster mottram v Joe Pasquale/John Lloyd for the all British theme.


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Post by Danny_1982 Thu Sep 06 2012, 20:50

Have to put off accepting the invite until tomorrow then I guess.

Thanks for the info folks.

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Post by Guest Thu Sep 06 2012, 20:58

Tipsy takes the second set in a TB.

The match has the makings of an all out war!

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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu Sep 06 2012, 21:09

It really is a battle of wills between Ferrer and Tipsarevic. Both are hitting the ball with great venom and effort. Tipsy has pulled off some great shots and is hanging in there well. The longer this match goes on like this though you feel the more it plays into Djoko or Del Potro's hands for the semi. I have a feeling Ferrer will just win through.
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Post by Guest Thu Sep 06 2012, 21:13

Well as it stands the first 2 quarter finals were 4 setters. This has that making. It makes for compelling viewing for the Del Potro and Djokovic match.

Glad I am not the only one watching it Smile

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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu Sep 06 2012, 21:14

Danny_1982 wrote:Does anyone know the intended order of play for Saturday, and what time each semi may start? Me and the fiancé have (annoyingly) been invited to a BBQ and I don't want to commit to anything that may mean missing Murray Berdych.

My assumption is that it might be the earlier match?

The pundits were saying yesterday that the fely Djokovic's half of the draws semi would be first up. They felt that would be the case due to this half of the draw being compromised most by the weather. By putting them on first it means they geta few hours longer to recharge their batteries which they will need. If that is the case then I'd imagine the Berdych V Murray semi would start at 9pm (BST).
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Post by ryan86 Thu Sep 06 2012, 21:15

Why did they have to change into t-shirts that are roughly the same colour?

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Post by The Special Juan Thu Sep 06 2012, 21:21

Murray v Berdych at night is interesting. (IF Murray wins) He gets less time to recover but because it's at night he'll fancy his chances of beating Berdych quicker than during the day.
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Post by Dave. Thu Sep 06 2012, 21:24

Whats the rain outlook for SUPER SATURDAY!!!

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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu Sep 06 2012, 21:25

Fantastic tennis being played in the Ferrer/Tipsarevic match. What was Hawkeye saying? Enthralling rallies having the fans screaming their approval.
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Post by Danny_1982 Thu Sep 06 2012, 21:35

Juan - yeah very true. It would help him greatly for the semi, yet be worse for him for the final (should he get there). Most importantly though, I could go to the BBQ and be back in time!

Craig - it is a great match. I think I've seen 3 of the rallies of the tournament in the last fifteen minutes. So good they've made Ferrer's feet bleed!

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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu Sep 06 2012, 21:47

Danny_1982 wrote:Juan - yeah very true. It would help him greatly for the semi, yet be worse for him for the final (should he get there). Most importantly though, I could go to the BBQ and be back in time!


Well I am going to the football on Saturday and won't be home until around 7 or 8pm so I am hoping it will be the night match.
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Post by ryan86 Thu Sep 06 2012, 21:53

Looks like Ferrer has blamed that orange shirt for the 3rd set performance as he's back in white.

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Post by The Special Juan Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:01

Rain due on Saturday Rolling Eyes
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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:09

The Special Juan wrote:Rain due on Saturday Rolling Eyes

Yes and not just showers according to the BBC Weather but persistent rain. Another Monday Final me thinks?
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Post by The Special Juan Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:12

CaledonianCraig wrote:
The Special Juan wrote:Rain due on Saturday Rolling Eyes

Yes and not just showers according to the BBC Weather but persistent rain. Another Monday Final me thinks?

Probably yes. Now whoever plays first is very important, unless the whole day is a washout of course. If Murray is put anywhere near Armstrong he should refuse.
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Post by The Special Juan Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:12

Actually, on second thought, that's childish Laugh
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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:16

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The Special Juan wrote:Rain due on Saturday Rolling Eyes

Yes and not just showers according to the BBC Weather but persistent rain. Another Monday Final me thinks?

Probably yes. Now whoever plays first is very important, unless the whole day is a washout of course. If Murray is put anywhere near Armstrong he should refuse.

Looking at the forecast I'd say a washout looks a real possibility. Sunday and Monday are set fair though.

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Post by The Special Juan Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:28

2 sets apiece. I said Ferrer before the match, during the match and I'm still sticking with him. Unfortunately, for Tipsy there's a reason why he is a Top 10 player and Ferrer is Top 5.
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Post by lydian Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:30

Ferrer looks like he can run all day. Tipsy doesn't. Shame because I much prefer to watch Tipsy. And playing with foot blisters is tough.
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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:34

Ferrer will win this now. Credit to Tipsy though - a gutsy display.
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Post by Josiah Maiestas Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:35

What did I tell you all earlier on? This will be Match of the day. Smile
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Post by lydian Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:38

You can almost feel the pain Tipsy is going through...
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Post by Josiah Maiestas Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:41

When Tipsy is really motivated, he can completely shred a top player to pieces, as we seen in 3rd set. Ferrer calling an MTO start of 4th makes me very biased in hoping he loses.
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Post by bogbrush Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:42

He won't though, Tipsy is gone. Well,nearly.
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Post by lydian Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:45

He's running on fumes but what a game, what a volley to win it! Love to watch this guy...you never know what's coming next!
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Post by The Special Juan Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:45

Or is he? Where did that break come from?
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Post by Josiah Maiestas Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:47

lydian wrote:He's running on fumes but what a game, what a volley to win it! Love to watch this guy...you never know what's coming next!
Women want him, men want to be him. Laugh
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Post by User 774433 Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:48

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Post by The Special Juan Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:51

Oh was that the worst line call of all time?
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Post by CaledonianCraig Thu Sep 06 2012, 22:52

Tipsy battling his way towards the semi but can he hold himself together physically. Djokovic and Del Potro will be enjoying watching them tearing themselves to bits here.
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