Sunday, August 30, 2009

US Open 2009 - The slacker’s guide to who might win

Federer, Roddick, Sharapova and SerenaMen:

It’s Federer, all Federer. He’s been doing it all (except beating his nemesis Rafa) since we wrote him off and is expected to win here for the umpteenth time. And as long as he doesn’t have to play Nadal he probably will.

Fed’s Quarter
Seeds: Hewitt, Blake, Robredo, Soderling, Davydenko, Querrey
Players to watch:
Young, Schuettler, Starace
Winner:
Federer

Djokovic’s Quarter
Seeds:
Andreev, Kohlschreiber, Roddick, Hanescu, Haas, Verdasco, Stepanek
Players to watch:
Ljubicic, Ball, Bolelli, Tipsarevic, Tursunov, Isner
Winner:
Roddick

Nadal’s Quarter
Seeds:
Tsonga, Berdych, Monfils, Gonzalez, Ferrer
Players to watch:
Nieminen, Fognini, Luczak, Ram, Chardy, Darcis, Kiefer, Gasquet Winner: Nadal

Murray’s Quarter
Seeds:
Del Potro, Fish, Simon, Cilic, Karlovic, Ferrero, Wawrinka
Players to watch:
, Santoro, Melzer, Guccione, Safin, Petzschner, Lopez, Gulbis
Winner:
Murray
Final: Federer vs
Murray

Winner: Roger Federer

Vera ZvonarevaWomen:

Can comeback girl Sharapova Clijsters take it all? Are Azarenka and Wozniacki ready to step up to the big time? Does Serena really only care about Majors? Will Elena master her serve? None of these and more may be answered, although let’s assume the wipeout trio Safina, Ivanovic and Jankovic all lose before the quarters.

Safinas’s Quarter

Seeds:
Kleybanova, Schynder, Ivanovic, Lisicki, Alona Bondarenko, Jankovic
Players to watch:
Rogowska, Urszula Radwanska, Rus, Groth, Wickmayer, Rodionova, Rezai
Winner:
Lisicki

Dementieva’s Quarter

Seeds:
Sharapova, Zheng, Petrova, Wozniacki, Cirstea, Kuznetsova
Players to watch:
Pin, Hercog, Oudin, Cornet, Adamczak, Coin, Bremond, Peer, Goerges
Winner:
Wozniacki

Venus Williams’s Quarter

Seeds:
Azarenka, Schiavone, Li Na, Agnieszka Radwanska, Bartoli
Players to watch:
Voegele, Olaru, Larcher de Brito, Johansson, Kirilenko, Clijsters, Dokic, Rybarikova, Benesova
Winner:
Azarenka

Serena Williams’ Quarter
Seeds: Zvonareva, Vesnina, Mauresmo, Pennetta, Stosur, Hantuchova, Bammer
Players to watch:
Chakvetadze, Malek, Mirza, Sugiyama, Glatch
Winner:
Serena Williams

Final: Wozniacki vs Serena Williams

Winner: Serena Williams

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