Saturday, August 23, 2008

US Open - The slacker’s guide to who might win

Roger Federer screams in triumphMen:

In a huge turnaround from previous years the favourite is a man who has never passed the quarter-finals previously, however if that man is called Nadal then allowances are made. It will be interesting to see whether Federer can respond like the champion he was is. Murray has a cushy draw – unless Del Potro is as good as he seems.

Nadal’s Quarter
Seeds: Berdych, Blake, Monfils, Nalbandian, Karlovic
Players to watch: Fish, Schuettler, Young, Ball
Winner: Nadal

Ferrer’s Quarter
Seeds: Del Potro, Murray, Simon, Youzhny
Players to watch: Isner, Canas, Melzer
Winner: Murray

Djokovic’s Quarter
Seeds: Roddick, Kiefer, Tsonga, Gonzalez
Players to watch: Safin, Clement, Moya
Winner: Djokovic

Fed’s Quarter
Seeds: Davydenko, Tursunov, Verdasco, Stepanek
Players to watch: Chardy, Haas, Tipsarevic
Winner: Federer

Final: Nadal vs Federer
Winner: Roger Federer

Jelena Jankovic watches the ballWomen:

The Women’s draw is eerily quiet without Sharapova and Henin. We will see if Elena the (almost) great’s golden breakthrough is enough to take her to final glory or if Safina continues her rampage through the field. Time for Wozniacki to break through.

Ivanovic’s Quarter
Seeds: Safina, Petrova, Hantuchova, Pennetta, Cornet, Chakvetadze
Players to watch: Dellacqua, Moore, Kudryavtseva, Pin
Winner: Safina

Serena Williams’ Quarter
Seeds: Venus Williams, Vaidisova, Radwanska, Cibulkova, Alona Bondarenko
Players to watch: Bremond, Lisicki
Winner: Radwanska

Kuznetsova’s Quarter
Seeds: Dementieva, Peer, Chakvetadze, Schynder, Kirilenko
Players to watch: Rodionova, Rybarikova, Safarova, Erakovic
Winner: Dementieva

Jankovic’s Quarter
Seeds: Zvonareva, Davenport, Zvonareva, Wozniacki
Players to watch: Strycova, Perebiynis, Zakopalova, Benesova
Winner: Wozniacki

Final: Safina vs Dementieva
Winner: Elena Dementieva

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