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Poll: Who will win the US Open?

Nadal: 24% (7 votes)
Federer: 48% (14 votes)
Djokovic: 3% (1 vote)
Ferrer: 10% (3 votes)
Nalbandian: 0% (0 votes)
Tsonga: 6% (2 votes)
Murray: 6% (2 votes)
Other: 0% (0 votes)
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US Open 2008 by FOD(m): 7:17pm On Aug 25, 2008
The fourth and last Grand Slam of the year has kicked off today. For the first time in a while, Federer is not the main favourite to win - don't forget he is the defending champ and a four-time winner of the tournament. Nadal is seeded first, Federer second and Djokovic third. Federer and Djokovic are in the same half.

Will Nalbandian shock us like he did late last year?

The women's field is quite open, with no clear favourites. . . except of course the Williams' sisters.

So who do u think will win this year's tournament?

Let's talk about the matches.

The Draws
Re: US Open 2008 by SeanT21(f): 10:37pm On Aug 25, 2008
federer!!!
Re: US Open 2008 by FOD(m): 2:56pm On Aug 27, 2008
Some First Round Results (Men):

Nadal - Phau 7-6, 6-3, 7-6
Federer - Gonzalez 6-3, 6-0, 6-3 
Mathieu - Grosjean 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 
Minar - Kiefer 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 4-1 
Robredo - Zverev 7-6, 6-2, 6-1 
Fish - Smeets 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 
Gonzalez - Navarro Pastor 7-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 
Haas - Gasquet 6-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 
Safin - Spadea 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 
Karlovic - Minar 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 

Some First Round Results (Women):

Mauresmo - Dechy 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 
Williams - Stosur 6-2, 6-3 
Bondarenko - Jackson 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 
Williams - Bondarenko 6-1, 6-4 
Vaidisova - Cetkovska 6-1, 6-2 
Petrova - Sanchez 6-2, 6-4 
Groenefeld - Hantuchova 6-4, 6-2 
Ivanovic - Dushevina 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 
Safina - Ahn 6-3, 6-4
Re: US Open 2008 by FOD(m): 3:04pm On Aug 27, 2008
Djokovic, Roddick, Santoro, Gulbis, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Stepanek R, Moya C, Mahut N., Almagro, Schnyder, Na Li, Schiavone, Kuznetsova, Jankovic, Dementieva E., Davenport are all in action today.
Re: US Open 2008 by JeSoul(f): 3:12pm On Aug 27, 2008
FOD:

Some First Round Results (Men):

Nadal - Phau 7-6, 6-3, 7-6
Federer - Gonzalez  6-3, 6-0, 6-3 
Mathieu - Grosjean 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 
Minar - Kiefer 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 4-1 
Robredo - Zverev 7-6, 6-2, 6-1 
Fish - Smeets 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 
Gonzalez - Navarro Pastor 7-6, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 
Haas - Gasquet 6-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2 
Safin - Spadea 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 
Karlovic - Minar 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 


Djokovic, Roddick, Santoro, Gulbis, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Stepanek R, Moya C, Mahut N., Almagro

Now what everyone really wants to see is another Federer-Nadal final . . . and we are going to get it  smiley Though it wouldn't be a shocker to see one of the other top guns in the final.
As for the women, as always I'm rooting for my girl Venus.
Re: US Open 2008 by iice(f): 12:23pm On Aug 28, 2008
Fed and Nadal.
I hope i get to what most of the matches undecided
Re: US Open 2008 by FOD(m): 4:05pm On Aug 28, 2008
Some First Round Results (Men):
Djokovic - Clement 6-3, 6-3, 6-4
Roddick - Santoro 6-2, 6-2, 6-2
Gulbis - Johansson 7-5, 6-1, 7-6 
Tsonga - Ventura 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-3
Stepanek - Starace 7-5, 6-3, 6-1
Moya - Qureshi 6-4, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2
Kendrick - Mahut 7-6, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 
Almagro - Dancevic 6-3, 6-4, 7-5
Davydenko - Sela 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 

Some Second Round Results (Women):
Schnyder - Pavlyuchenkova 6-3, 6-3
Li - Errani 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
Keothavong - Schiavone 6-2, 3-6, 6-4
Kuznetsova - Cirstea 7-6, 6-1
Jankovic - Arvidsson 6-3, 6-7, 7-5
Dementieva - Parmentier 6-2, 6-1
Davenport - Kleybanova 7-5, 6-3
Re: US Open 2008 by FOD(m): 4:07pm On Aug 28, 2008
Kei Nishikori, Ferrer D., Murray Andy, Fish M., Blake J., Karlovic I., Nalbandian D., Monfils G., Kohlschreiber, Dinara Safina, Nadia Petrova, Vaidisova N., Williams Venus, Mauresmo A., Ivanovic A., Williams Serena are all in action today.
Re: US Open 2008 by bioye(m): 1:14pm On Aug 29, 2008
Can you imagine.  Women's top seed Ana Ivanovic is out.  Why are the women seeds so unpredictable?  We've had like 4 women's no. 1 this year.  Anyways, I'm tipping Venus, Serena or Dinara Safina for the title.  I'm also highly suspicious of that Jullie Coin lady (she sent Ana Ivanovic home). And for the men, you guys should watch out for Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, he's been recuperating fast and I bet he's going to do serious damage like he did in the Australian Open earlier this year.

Who am I tipping for the men's title?  King Tsonga of course!  Meanwhile, it appears SuperSports is not broadcasting the matches live.  If that's true, what are the options for those of us in Naija?
Re: US Open 2008 by JeSoul(f): 2:41pm On Aug 29, 2008
bioye:

Can you imagine. Women's top seed Ana Ivanovic is out. Why are the women seeds so unpredictable? We've had like 4 women's no. 1 this year.

Seeing top seeds in the womens game making early exits is not a new thing jare. They don't have those one-of-a-kind dominating figures on top like the men do (Federer, Nadal).

It'll be one of the Williams sisters hoisting the trophy next weekend, not enuff competition in the field this yr. That yeye Justin Henin should not have retired, things woulda been much more intresting and with Sharapova sidelined with injury . . . just no real drama on the womens side.
Re: US Open 2008 by A40(m): 3:25pm On Aug 29, 2008
Not really following much of it i am backing my baby momma Serena in the Women's draw and Nadal in the Men's

@Jesoul
Wassup where have you been?Did you see the redeemed team?
Re: US Open 2008 by dominique(f): 3:37pm On Aug 29, 2008
@FOD
keep the results comming. Rafa Nadal wins!!!!
Re: US Open 2008 by FOD(m): 4:40pm On Aug 29, 2008
bioye:

Meanwhile, it appears SuperSports is not broadcasting the matches live. If that's true, what are the options for those of us in Naija?
Try ESPN.
Re: US Open 2008 by FOD(m): 4:51pm On Aug 29, 2008
Some Second Round Results (Men):

Nadal - De Heart 6-1, 6-2, 6-4
Nishikori - Karanusic 6-1, 7-5
Ferrer - Beck 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 7-6
Murray - Llodra 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, 7-6
Fish - Mathieu 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Blake - Darcis 4-6, 6-3, 1-0
Karlovic - Serra 7-6, 6-4, 6-2
Nalbandian - Golubev 6-2, 6-4, 6-2
Monfils - Korolev 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Troicki - Kohlschreiber 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 3-0
Querrey - Devilder 7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Wawrinka - Odesnik 6-4, 7-6, 6-2

Some Second Round Results (Women):

Williams - Vesnina 6-1, 6-1
Coin - Ivanovic 6-3, 4-6, 6-3
Groenefeld - Moore 6-1, 6-3
Mauresmo - Kanepi 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
Williams - De Los Rios 6-0, 6-3
Safina - Vinci 6-4, 6-3
Radwanska - Duque Marino 6-0, 7-6
Petrova - Hsieh 6-4, 6-2
Brémond - Vaidisova 7-5, 6-3
Re: US Open 2008 by FOD(m): 4:59pm On Aug 29, 2008
Some second round matches are underway.

Today's Fixtures

Roddick A. v Gulbis E.
Verdasco F. v Machado R. 
Roger Federer v Thiago Alves 
Cilic M. v Ginepri R. 
Chardy J. v Andreev I. 
Almagro N. v Warburg S. 
García-Lopez G. v Seppi A. 
Kendrick R. v Djokovic N. 
**Moya C. v Tsonga J. 
Stepanek R. v Guccione C. 
**Robredo T. v Safin M. 
Haas v Muller
Gonzalez v Reynolds
Davydenko v Calleri

Jankovic v Zheng
Li N. v Makarova E. 
Dementieva E. v Keothavong A. 
Srebotnik K. v Kuznetsova S. 
Schnyder P. v Rybarikova M. 
Azarenka V. v Wozniacki C. 
Perebiynis T. v Bammer S.   
Davenport L. v Bartoli M.
Re: US Open 2008 by bioye(m): 5:46pm On Aug 29, 2008
FOD:

Try ESPN.


Thanks jare. Will do.

@FOD
Out of curiousity, why the double stars for the Tsonga and Safin matches?
Re: US Open 2008 by Nobody: 7:46pm On Aug 29, 2008
Even though i think Nadal is the most consistent tenis player now i think this one is going to my main man,
Roger'fed-xpress'federer, Ur opinion just dont count
Re: US Open 2008 by JeSoul(f): 7:49pm On Aug 29, 2008
A-40:

Not really following much of it i am backing my baby momma Serena in the Women's draw and Nadal in the Men's
 Your baby mama?  smiley  does she know? lol  grin
Ehn ehn so you're a capri supporter?  angry There's just something about him that does not permit me to root for him. Please Federer reclaim your rightful throne, or Roddick suprise us or Tsonga do the impossible . . . anybody but those capris

@Jesoul
Wassup where have you been?Did you see the redeemed team?
 I've been around sweetie. Was on vacation for a while and got back to see the olympic madness in the sports section, took a while to re-orient myself smiley. But I did catch bits of you and Onyinye go at it . . . lol . . . how u got let her continue to diss your Mavs eh? smiley

Yeah I saw those arrogant bunch take the gold . . . they demolished every team they faced, I was embarrased for the opposition. At least Spain made the final a little respectable. They're high n mighty on the national team, but it won't be long before we see them back on their teams, with 99% of them lamenting another non-championship season  grin.

and the NFL season is about to begin! cheesy about to see Favre retire mid-season, the giants miss the playoffs, T.O. cry again on live tv, brady hoist another trophy . . . good things ahead  smiley
Re: US Open 2008 by FOD(m): 8:37pm On Aug 29, 2008
@Bioye, those are my matches of the day, and perhaps, the one between Roddick and the latvian.
Re: US Open 2008 by Nobody: 2:21am On Aug 30, 2008
Who picked Tsonga to win the US open? shocked
Re: US Open 2008 by bioye(m): 5:55am On Aug 30, 2008
I did.  Tsonga beat Carlos Moya to advance to the 3rd round where he'll face 15th seed Tommy Robredo.  It's the first time in the tournament that he'll face a higher seed.  Let's see how it goes.  Coin-Mauresmo is my match of the day.

Re: US Open 2008 by FOD(m): 10:09am On Aug 30, 2008
About nine of us have posted on this thread, and only three have voted. Are u being cautious?

Bioye, I included Tsonga in the list because that was ur pick, from your first post.

Some seond round results:

Roddick - Gulbis 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 7-5 
Robredo - Safin 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-0 
Tsonga - Moya 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 
Stepanek - Guccione 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 
Djokovic - Kendrick 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 
Andreev - Chardy 7-6, 6-4, 6-3 
Almagro - Warburg 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 
Federer - Alves 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 
Cilic - Ginepri 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 
Muller - Haas 2-6, 2-6, 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 
Gonzalez - Reynolds 7-6, 6-4, 6-4 
Davydenko - Calleri 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 

Bartoli - Davenport 6-1, 7-6
Wozniacki - Azarenka 6-4, 6-4 
Schnyder - Rybarikova 7-6, 6-4 
Srebotnik - Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 
Dementieva - Keothavong 6-3, 6-4 
Li - Makarova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2 
Jankovic - Zheng 7-5, 7-5
Re: US Open 2008 by Nobody: 1:55am On Aug 31, 2008
I'm surprised no one is talking about a certain Juan Martin Del Potro. That guy is smoking hot at the moment and shld give one of the big boys a good run soon.

My verdict so far - Mens tennis is Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and others.
Womens tennis - Venus, Serena (part time tennis players) and others. Forget the misleading rankings.
Kei Nishikori is a star for the future.
Andy Roddick is all serve and little else.
Ana Ivanovic shld pls go into modelling fulltime. Tennis is no longer for pretty, talentless east Europeans.
Re: US Open 2008 by rasputinn(m): 7:00am On Aug 31, 2008
GO RAFA,GO VENUS
GO RAFA,GO VENUS
Re: US Open 2008 by lalaboi(m): 2:25pm On Aug 31, 2008
what happened to murray? is he out?

he was playing yst and was loosing 2 sets to 1! did he win or loose?
Re: US Open 2008 by tng(f): 4:49pm On Aug 31, 2008
he was playing yst and was loosing 2 sets to 1! did he win or loose

He won in five sets.
Re: US Open 2008 by bioye(m): 8:19pm On Aug 31, 2008
Let me bore you with some Tsonga stats.  In this tournament, Tsonga has faced only Spaniards so far.  Call him a Spaniard-killer if you wish(He upset Spaniard Nadal in straight sets to reach the 2008 AO finals). If he wins Tommy Robredo today, he will most likely face Djokovic in the 4th round.  C'mon, let's wish Tsonga Ali some luck. wink
Re: US Open 2008 by FOD(m): 10:43am On Sep 01, 2008
Robredo ousted Tsonga yesterday in straight sets.

Some third round results:
Gaël Monfils (FRA) bt. David Pablo Nalbandian (ARG) 6-3 6-4 6-2 shocked shocked shocked
Kei Nishikori (JPN) bt. David Ferrer (ESP) 6-4 6-4 3-6 2-6 7-5
Andy Murray (GBR) bt. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 6-7 4-6 7-6 6-1 6-3

Other results:
Djokovic - Cilic 6-7, 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 
Gonzalez - Nieminen 7-5, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1 
Robredo - Tsonga 7-6, 6-2, 6-3 
Roddick - Seppi 6-2, 7-5, 7-6 
Andreev - Verdasco 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 
Federer - Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 
Davydenko - Tursunov 6-2, 7-6, 6-3
Muller - Almagro 6-7, 3-6, 7-6, 7-6, 7-5 

Dementieva - Li 6-4, 6-1
Schnyder - Srebotnik 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 
Bammer - Bartoli 7-6, 0-6, 6-4 
Jankovic - Wozniacki 3-6, 6-2, 6-1
Dementieva - Keothavong 6-3, 6-4 
Schnyder - Rybarikova 7-6, 6-4 
Li - Makarova 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Re: US Open 2008 by FOD(m): 10:49am On Sep 01, 2008
Round of 16 Fixtures (Men):

Igor Andreev (RUS) vs. Roger Federer (SUI)
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs. Gilles Muller (LUX)
Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Andy Roddick (USA) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)
Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Andy Murray (GBR)
Kei Nishikori (JPN) vs. Juan Marin Del Potro (ARG)
Mardy Fish (USA) vs. Gaël Monfils (FRA)
Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Sam Querrey (USA)

Fourth Round Fixtures (Women):

Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) VS. Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
Anna Lena Groenefeld (GER) VS. Dinara Safina (RUS)
Serena Williams (USA) VS. Séverine Brémond (FRA)
Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) VS. Venus Williams (USA)

Quarterfinal Fixtures:
Elena Dementieva (RUS) VS. Patty Schnyder (SUI)
Sybille Bammer (AUT) VS. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
Re: US Open 2008 by tng(f): 8:49pm On Sep 01, 2008
Nadal and Querry on right now and its not looking good for nadal. 1 set a piece, 4 all in the third set. Am counting on his mental strength to turn this around.
Re: US Open 2008 by tng(f): 8:57pm On Sep 01, 2008
Querry leads 6-5 in the third set. Nadal abeg now, do something.
Re: US Open 2008 by tng(f): 9:09pm On Sep 01, 2008
Phew! Nadal up 2 sets to 1. Vamos rafa

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