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US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play


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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
so the clay warrior gets the night match.


and the great swiss assassin has the afternoon match.

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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
Can you add a weather forecast section to your every day schedule?

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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
Good day all!

The men's singles 1st round completed on schedule despite concerns by many that it would not.

The first round has seen its share of upsets this year - 10.
Here is a roundup of the seeded upsets.

[11] Kei Nishikori - Looked flat, says he wasn't injured, just didn't play well

[14] Jerzy Janowicz - injury to back - took MTO, not much help. 1st serve avg. only 109 mph, 2nd - 90. Compare this to match vs. Murray at Wimbledon - 1st serve avg. - 128, 2nd - 108, probably could have retired, but toughed it out - was just rolling serves in, some serves only 75 mph. His groundstrokes were also affected as he could not rotate properly.

[15] Nicolas Almagro - Istomin played better - only 2 UE's for match - extended his H2H to 3-0, 1 on each surface

[16] Fabio Fognini - destroyed by the American, Rajeev Ram - 1, 2, and 2. Didn't watch.

[24] Benoit Paire - Up and down match - very tight - Bogolomov, Jr. snatched it 7-5 in the decider tiebreak. Paire served for the match in the 5th up 5-4, 30-0, but couldn't hold to win. He said his back was in a lot of pain during the match and would have probably withdrawn the next match anyway.

[25] Grigor Dimitrov - didn't watch.

[27] Fernando Verdasco - down 2 sets early, came back, but outplayed in decider

[28] Juan Monaco - retired with headache, stomach pains

[29] Jurgen Melzer - predictable loss after winning the title at Winston-Salem on Saturday.

[30] Ernests Gulbis - up and down match, lost decider.

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Now that all have played the 1st round, which seeded players do you see as the most likely victims in the 2nd round?

Here are the remaining seeds and their opponents in the second round:
(Top half in black - Bottom half in blue)

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Benjamin Becker (GER)
[2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
[4] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
[5] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Denis Kudla (USA)
[6] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
[7] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
[8] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Stephane Robert (FRA)
[9] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
[10] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. Pablo Andujar (ESP)

[12] Tommy Haas (GER) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
[13] John Isner (USA) vs. Gael Monfils (FRA)
[17] Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
[18] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Dudi Sela (ISR)
[19] Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs. Frank Dancevic (CAN)
[20] Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs. Somdev Devvarman (IND)

[21] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
[22] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
[23] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. Bradley Klahn (USA)
[26] Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Adrian Mannarino (FRA)

[31] Julian Benneteau (FRA) vs. Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
[32] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs. Guillaume Rufin (FRA)

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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
(29-Aug-2013 04:05 AM)masterclass Wrote:  Good day all!

The men's singles 1st round completed on schedule despite concerns by many that it would not.

The first round has seen its share of upsets this year - 10.
Here is a roundup of the seeded upsets.

[11] Kei Nishikori - Looked flat, says he wasn't injured, just didn't play well

[14] Jerzy Janowicz - injury to back - took MTO, not much help. 1st serve avg. only 109 mph, 2nd - 90. Compare this to match vs. Murray at Wimbledon - 1st serve avg. - 128, 2nd - 108, probably could have retired, but toughed it out - was just rolling serves in, some serves only 75 mph. His groundstrokes were also affected as he could not rotate properly.

[15] Nicolas Almagro - Istomin played better - only 2 UE's for match - extended his H2H to 3-0, 1 on each surface

[16] Fabio Fognini - destroyed by the American, Rajeev Ram - 1, 2, and 2. Didn't watch.

[24] Benoit Paire - Up and down match - very tight - Bogolomov, Jr. snatched it 7-5 in the decider tiebreak. Paire served for the match in the 5th up 5-4, 30-0, but couldn't hold to win. He said his back was in a lot of pain during the match and would have probably withdrawn the next match anyway.

[25] Grigor Dimitrov - didn't watch.

[27] Fernando Verdasco - down 2 sets early, came back, but outplayed in decider

[28] Juan Monaco - retired with headache, stomach pains

[29] Jurgen Melzer - predictable loss after winning the title at Winston-Salem on Saturday.

[30] Ernests Gulbis - up and down match, lost decider.

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Now that all have played the 1st round, which seeded players do you see as the most likely victims in the 2nd round?

Here are the remaining seeds and their opponents in the second round:
(Top half in black - Bottom half in blue)

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs. Benjamin Becker (GER)
[2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. Rogerio Dutra Silva (BRA)
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) vs. Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
[4] David Ferrer (ESP) vs. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
[5] Tomas Berdych (CZE) vs. Denis Kudla (USA)
[6] Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
[7] Roger Federer (SUI) vs. Carlos Berlocq (ARG)
[8] Richard Gasquet (FRA) vs. Stephane Robert (FRA)
[9] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs. Ivo Karlovic (CRO)
[10] Milos Raonic (CAN) vs. Pablo Andujar (ESP)

[12] Tommy Haas (GER) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
[13] John Isner (USA) vs. Gael Monfils (FRA)
[17] Kevin Anderson (RSA) vs. Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
[18] Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) vs. Dudi Sela (ISR)
[19] Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs. Frank Dancevic (CAN)
[20] Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs. Somdev Devvarman (IND)

[21] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR)
[22] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
[23] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) vs. Bradley Klahn (USA)
[26] Sam Querrey (USA) vs. Adrian Mannarino (FRA)

[31] Julian Benneteau (FRA) vs. Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
[32] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs. Guillaume Rufin (FRA)

Respectfully,
masterclass

Here are my picks for four possible upsets.

1. Tipsy 2. Kevin 3. Youzhny 4. Seppi.

Isner vs. Monfils could go either way. Most probably goes to 5th set TB with
John winning.

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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
(29-Aug-2013 01:29 AM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  Can you add a weather forecast section to your every day schedule?

I think that would be more work than it's worth, esp. as it's so changeable, and which one to use? We checked the weather before we went yesterday, and there was only about 20% chance of rain all afternoon, and instead we got a near total rain out. You can go to weather.com, and put in Billie Jean Tennis Center. They offer an hourly forecast, which is about as good as you'll get. Also, weather.noaa.gov, which is the National Weather Service.
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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
Berlocq put 97% first serves into play in the first set. guess "put it in play" is all you can say about it, though, as it didn't do him any good.
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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
Federer looks great. I think that Nadal match really snapped him out of his funk. At the least he seems like the "one" of "Big Three + One," and maybe even better than that.
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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
The last couple of forehands Roger hit were probably faster than his serves...

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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
Bernie flamed out to another Brit named Evans.
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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
(29-Aug-2013 03:17 PM)1972Murat Wrote:  The last couple of forehands Roger hit were probably faster than his serves...

I missed the match, but based on the scoreline it doesn't look like he had a hard time.
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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
(29-Aug-2013 03:58 PM)tented Wrote:  
(29-Aug-2013 03:17 PM)1972Murat Wrote:  The last couple of forehands Roger hit were probably faster than his serves...

I missed the match, but based on the scoreline it doesn't look like he had a hard time.

He thrives here. It is much easier to be relaxed in a place where you have had massive success....

He has only lost once here before the semis since 2004. I think a Rafa Roger quarter will be bigger than the 2001 Agassi Sampras match.
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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
Upset Brewing. Sam Querry lost two sets. Both in tie breakers.
Can he survive?

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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
(29-Aug-2013 04:29 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  Upset Brewing. Sam Querry lost two sets. Both in tie breakers.
Can he survive?

Back to Cali...and a sacrificial lamb for the G.O.A.T. Fed owns Marinara Sauce.
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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
Third tie breaker in Sam Vs. Adrian game in grandstand. If Sam loses this one,
he gets to go home as he trails two sets to none.

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So, much for Davudenko giving trouble to Nadal potentially. Davy himself is in
trouble right now being two sets down to Dodig. Come on Davy, win the last
three sets and then take out Nadal.

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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
(29-Aug-2013 03:17 PM)1972Murat Wrote:  The last couple of forehands Roger hit were probably faster than his serves...

rogers forehand looked pretty sharp, his serve was ok..but he wasn't tested by his noisy opponent..

still its an 'energy saving' victory just like the 1st rd...vamos.

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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
(29-Aug-2013 05:10 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  So, much for Davudenko giving trouble to Nadal potentially. Davy himself is in
trouble right now being two sets down to Dodig. Come on Davy, win the last
three sets and then take out Nadal.

Davydenko is no longer a threat to Nadal. Those days are over.
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RE: US Open Day 4: Thursday, August 29 - Order of Play
(29-Aug-2013 02:33 PM)kskate2 Wrote:  DP/Hewitt match could be tight as well. I expect DP to win, but Lleyton will not lay down.

Lleyton is a known warrior; he will not give anything for free. However,
Llyeton is banged up and so I pick Delpo in 3 or 4 (but not 5).

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Sammy is hanging in by a thread. He just won the third set TB. All three sets went to
TBs.

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