Saturday, August 28, 2010

Federer, Clijsters and the best of the rest at the U.S. Open (men and women predictions)

"On the road again ... "

Hey everyone! So, my vacation is over but I'm actually out of town again visiting friends and family down south. I'm not going to let that stop me from making my U.S. Open predictions, though. I am, however, going to put my round of 16 predictions for the men and women in one post. I like Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters to win, but not without encountering some tough resistance along the way. Here's my prediction for the men's tournament, from the round of 16 on:

Round of 16:
Rafael Nadal vs. Ivan Ljubicic, David Ferrer vs. David Nalbandian, Andy Murray vs. Sam Querrey, Xavier Malisse vs. Radek Stepanek, Richard Gasquet vs. Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish vs. Novak Djokovic, Robin Soderling vs. Kei Nishikori, Jurgen Melzer vs. Roger Federer

Quarterfinals:
Nadal vs. Nalbandian, Murray vs. Stepanek, Roddick vs. Djokovic, Soderling vs. Federer

Semifinals:
Nadal vs. Murray, Roddick vs. Federer

Finals:
Federer over Murray

For the women:

Round of 16;
Caroline Wozniacki vs. Maria Sharapova, Maria Kirilenko vs. Na Li, Jelena Jankovic vs. Yanina Wickmayer, Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Coco Vandeweghe, Alona Bondarenko vs. Victoria Azarenka, Flavia Pennetta vs. Venus Williams, Alisa Kleybanova vs. Elena Dementieva, Ana Ivanovic vs. Kim Clijsters

Quarterfinals:
Sharapova vs. Li, Jankovic vs. Radwanska, Azarenka vs. Williams, Dementieva vs. Clijsters

Semifinals:
Sharapova vs. Jankovic, Williams vs. Clijsters

Finals:
Clijsters over Sharapova

Enjoy the start of the tournament! See ya soon!

5 comments:

Taf said...

No Fed over Murray ;)
Actually, I think I picked the same as you for the final 4 with Rog winning. I do make my picks at a few different websites so I picked Murray at one, Rog at another and Rafa at the 3rd. I'm hoping for tennis much like we got during the last 2 1000 events... they were fantastic this year. Pray for no straight sets semis or final! I hate that! Glad to see you're on top of the USO Van and I want Maria to win btw. ;)

Erik said...

Agree with most of your picks except I think Murray will do it this year so long as he keeps playing aggressive. Clijsters vs. Sharapova wouldn't surprise me, but you can't count out Kuznetsova or even Venus if she stays healthy.

Anonymous said...

what if mardy fish surprises us all????

tennisnutt said...

seriously--you think Clijsters will beat Sharapova?? no way. no possible way.

van said...

Hey everyone! Looks like some of my calls are on track, but a LOT aren't! I'm still sticking with my picks for the champs. I guess that's what counts, right?