Friday, August 22, 2008

I had such grand plans

I was going to write about the three best matches I've seen in person at the Open.

I was going to give my detailed quarterfinal predictions for both the men and women's tournaments there.

I was even going to tell the story about how I got dehydrated out at the Open just WATCHING the matches and had to spend most of the day in the first-aid area under Arthur Ashe Stadium.

But alas, my time has run out. I'm going out of town this weekend and won't be able to do any blogging until Tuesday for sure. Monday's a possibility, but I'm not sure.

Since I won't be around, please check out the links to your immediate left, particularly the blog roll over there. Great stuff! And if you want to really test your knowledge about the U.S. Open, check out this quiz at Topspin Tennis Blog. It's insane, but fun!

You know, I'm just gonna jot down my predictions from the quarters on: No details; I still have to pack!

For the men:
Rafael Nadal vs. Mardy Fish
Juan Martin Del Potro vs. Andy Murray
Fernando Gonzalez vs. Novak Djokovic
Dmitry Tursunov vs. Roger Federer

For the semis:
Nadal vs. Murray, Djokovic vs. Federer

For the final:
Federer over Nadal

For the women
Amelie Mauresmo vs. Dinara Safina
Serena Williams vs. Agniezka Radwanska
Elena Dementieva vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova
Vera Zvonareva vs. Jelena Jankovic

For the semis:
Safina vs. Serena Williams, Dementieva vs. Jankovic

For the final:
Safina over Dementieva

That's it! Have a good weekend!


Shelia said...

Hi Van!!

Two ships crossing in the day/night, lol. I just got back and now you're leaving. Oh well,...I hope that you have a wonderful and productive time.

I haven't even thought about predictions yet, I'm still catching up on everything else. I was glad to learn today that Shenay Perry came through the qualifiers with flying colors.

hcfoo said...

Hey Van! Good prediction there! Except that I think JMDP won't get passed qtrfinal.

The men's singles are pretty tight. Either one of the men are capable to win.

As for the women's singles, Safina will definitely be looking for a revenge against Dementieva and succeed.

Enjoy your sunny day at the USO!

Anonymous said...

major props for some of these predictions.

van said...

Hey anonymous. Thanks!