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US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play


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02-Sep-2013 09:57 PM
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
Since I have to work, I bet all matches will go on like clockwork without rain delay.

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02-Sep-2013 11:49 PM
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
Well, just to speak to the one Spaniard left on this side of the men's draw, I hope Granollers makes a good showing of himself, but I expect his run ends tomorrow against Djokovic. And Istomin is still in. (Dude: did anyone pick Istomin as even a spoiler?)
03-Sep-2013 12:55 AM
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
Marcel Granollers. The player with the ugliest forehand in today's game and Azarenka-like behavior.

I'd like to see Djokovic feed him some bagels.
03-Sep-2013 03:42 AM
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
(03-Sep-2013 03:42 AM)Denisovich Wrote:  Marcel Granollers. The player with the ugliest forehand in today's game and Azarenka-like behavior.

I'd like to see Djokovic feed him some bagels.

That may happen. If nothing else, Djokovic isn't going to lose this one.

He's essentially already safely through to the Spend an Hour with the Winner of the Take-a-Senior-Citizen-to-Arthur-Ashe-Stadium Day Contest, aka the quarterfinal.
03-Sep-2013 05:21 AM
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
Big Smile

Murray is still in his half though, that compensates for it.
03-Sep-2013 05:39 AM
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
(03-Sep-2013 05:39 AM)Denisovich Wrote:  Big Smile Murray is still in his half though, that compensates for it.

Don't count Tomas Berdych out yet Denis. I got to see a little bit of his last match - he's not just hitting well, he's crushing the ball. Andy won in 4 when they met last year, but he's not guaranteed the win if the two of them meet again.
03-Sep-2013 06:11 AM
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
Very true. And Berdych should like to avenge that semi of last years which was ruined by the wind. If not for the wind, with his form at that time, he would have beaten Murray in my very objective opinion Wink.
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
I'm hoping Berdych plays Murray because let's be honest, while there has been some good tennis played in this tournament, the draw has really opened up, but not in a good way. Ferrer's quarter was a joke from the get-go, but even seemingly "tough" quarters like Nadal and Djokovic's ended up being complete walks in the park. Murray-Berdych is the only potential marquee quarter final, which is quite disappointing really. Again, full props to those who made it (Robredo in particular deserves a mention), but it just hasn't been too compelling for me personally.
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
If it continues to be windy I sadly don't see Berdych doing well against Murray. His ball toss is way too high for windy conditions and he overhits many groundstrokes in poor conditions. Murray handles windy conditions far better as their match last year showed. It neutralized all Berdych's weapons and he ended up a mere shell of himself. If there's little or no wind I'd love to see them square off against each other though.
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
(03-Sep-2013 06:11 AM)nehmeth Wrote:  
(03-Sep-2013 05:39 AM)Denisovich Wrote:  Big Smile Murray is still in his half though, that compensates for it.

Don't count Tomas Berdych out yet Denis. I got to see a little bit of his last match - he's not just hitting well, he's crushing the ball. Andy won in 4 when they met last year, but he's not guaranteed the win if the two of them meet again.

I picked Berdy to the semis so I am keeping my fingers crossed. It may be a little bit of wishful thinking, but this thought has a h2h advantage over andy.
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
(03-Sep-2013 03:28 PM)Riotbeard Wrote:  
(03-Sep-2013 06:11 AM)nehmeth Wrote:  
(03-Sep-2013 05:39 AM)Denisovich Wrote:  Big Smile Murray is still in his half though, that compensates for it.

Don't count Tomas Berdych out yet Denis. I got to see a little bit of his last match - he's not just hitting well, he's crushing the ball. Andy won in 4 when they met last year, but he's not guaranteed the win if the two of them meet again.

I picked Berdy to the semis so I am keeping my fingers crossed. It may be a little bit of wishful thinking, but this thought has a h2h advantage over andy.

Finally , some posters who believe in Berdych.. Welcome to the party Pal.. a word to the wise.. Just when you feel that Berdcyh is going to take you to the promise land,,Tomas has the uncanny ability to snatch defeat out of the arms of victory.. just kidding but it aint easy being a TB believer..
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
Novak just served out the first set without dropping one point on his serve. A good stat. Smile
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
(03-Sep-2013 03:42 AM)Denisovich Wrote:  Marcel Granollers. The player with the ugliest forehand in today's game and Azarenka-like behavior.

I'd like to see Djokovic feed him some bagels.

From your keyboard, to Djokovic's racquet.
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
YUMMY!
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
Well, in the last set he was getting really good depth and was practicing his backhand down the line with a lot of success. He has to have that shot up and running if he is to face Murray and Nadal
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
2 bagels. Djokovic DESTROYED the Spaniard. I mean he just blew him off the baseline. Hope No1e can keep it up: 3 more matches!!!
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(03-Sep-2013 04:56 PM)Denisovich Wrote:  2 bagels. Djokovic DESTROYED the Spaniard. I mean he just blew him off the baseline. Hope No1e can keep it up: 3 more matches!!!

A Spaniard that had survived three 5 setters against 4th tier players. Youzhny will give him a much better match.
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
Well, at least Youzhny - Hewitt was a thriller. I really thought Rusty had it there in the 5th. Stunning fight out of ol' Mikael.
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RE: US Open Day 9: Tuesday, Sept 3 - Order of Play
(03-Sep-2013 05:14 PM)nehmeth Wrote:  
(03-Sep-2013 04:56 PM)Denisovich Wrote:  2 bagels. Djokovic DESTROYED the Spaniard. I mean he just blew him off the baseline. Hope No1e can keep it up: 3 more matches!!!

A Spaniard that had survived three 5 setters against 4th tier players. Youzhny will give him a much better match.

I doubt that. Murray or Berdych will though.
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