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Old 07-08-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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The Winners are:

Australia Open: Djokovic

French Open: Nadal

Wimbledon: Federer

U.S. Open: ______________


My guess is Djokovic winning the U.S. Open. What do you all think?
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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LOL - pick one of those three.

Tennis is way too predictable.

I will go out on a limb and say that Andy Roddick will win the U.S. Open.

Can I take that back?
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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Yeah seriously, innie meanine minnie moe.....
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Well my heart says Federer but my head says Novak. I'll take Sharapova for the women's draw.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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The U.S. Open is very important this year. If one of the top three is the winner, he IS the winner of 2012.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Bryan/Bryan for doubles
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I think Novak Djokovic is a heavy favorite at the U.S. Open. He's actually had his most consistent success there; even when he had his relative downturn between spring 2008 and mid-summer 2010, he still made the U.S. Open semifinals. Actually, he's made the semifinals or better in New York five straight years.

I'll be particularly interested to see how Andy Murray reacts to his loss in the Wimbledon finals. The first three times he lost a Grand Slam final, he went into a funk for a few months. I would rank Murray pretty much even with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in terms of his odds at the U.S. Open (hard court is Murray's best surface; unfortunately for him it is also Djokovic's best surface).
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I think Novak Djokovic is a heavy favorite at the U.S. Open. He's actually had his most consistent success there; even when he had his relative downturn between spring 2008 and mid-summer 2010, he still made the U.S. Open semifinals. Actually, he's made the semifinals or better in New York five straight years.

I'll be particularly interested to see how Andy Murray reacts to his loss in the Wimbledon finals. The first three times he lost a Grand Slam final, he went into a funk for a few months. I would rank Murray pretty much even with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in terms of his odds at the U.S. Open (hard court is Murray's best surface; unfortunately for him it is also Djokovic's best surface).
I'd actually put Murray's chances ahead of Nadal. Hard court is admittedly Nadal's toughest surface because his physical style of play doesn't translate well on the concrete. Hard court is Murray's best surface and honestly this or the Aussie is best chance to win a Grand Slam title. However hard court is also Novak's best surface like you said so that hold's Murray back. I will be pulling for Fed but I don't see anyone beating Djoker on hard court.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I'd actually put Murray's chances ahead of Nadal. Hard court is admittedly Nadal's toughest surface because his physical style of play doesn't translate well on the concrete. Hard court is Murray's best surface and honestly this or the Aussie is best chance to win a Grand Slam title. However hard court is also Novak's best surface like you said so that hold's Murray back. I will be pulling for Fed but I don't see anyone beating Djoker on hard court.
Though hard court is Nadal's weakest surface, he has appeared in 3 of the last 4 Grand Slam finals played on hard court (2010 U.S. Open, 2011 U.S. Open, 2012 Australian Open).
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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Though hard court is Nadal's weakest surface, he has appeared in 3 of the last 4 Grand Slam finals played on hard court (2010 U.S. Open, 2011 U.S. Open, 2012 Australian Open).
True but Federer had been down the past few years and now he's playing at a higher level. Also Murray's game is improving and hard court is his best surface.
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