What a year we've seen in the Slams, huh? The re-emergence of Roger Federer as a winner, Rafael Nadal dominating the French, Andy Murray coming close and it starting off with Novak Djokovic defending his Australian Open title.
I'm picking him to defend his U.S. Open win, too.
I know it's been the year of the Fed, but I just like Djokovic's draw too much, and he's not playing too shabby, either.
Anyway, here's the one-of-a-kind, exclusive, only-seen-at-TTA?, from-the-round-of-16 U.S. Open preview:
Round of 16
Roger Federer (1) vs. Mardy Fish (23)
Nicolas Almagro (11) vs. Sam Querrey (27)
Andy Murray (3) vs. Milos Raonic (15)
Marin Cilic (12) vs. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5)
Janko Tipsarevic (6) vs. John Isner (9)
Tommy Haas (21) vs. David Ferrer (4)
Juan Martin del Potro (7) vs. Andy Roddick (20)
Stanislas Wawrinka (18) vs. Novak Djokovic (2)
Federer vs. Querrey
Murray vs. Cilic
Isner vs. Ferrer
Roddick vs. Djokovic
An old friend of mine and I used to talk tennis for hours, whether it was our own games or what was happening in the pros. I've started Tennis Talk, Anyone? to, well, talk tennis with an even broader crowd! My name is Van Sias and I've been playing for 20 years now, and not only am I player, I'm a huge fan of the game as well: pro, amateur, you name it. I'll post links to news items related to the sport, and offer my own personal opinion, predictions and hopefully get some of yours as well.