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Old 09-11-2022, 12:00 AM
 
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Well I was right that Iga Swiatek won! Now if I’m right about Alcaraz tomorrow, I’m going to start making bets on this next year!
Wow, nobody expected Iga Swiatek to win she's only ranked #1 and dominating 2022 with 6 titles....
Whereas I think Ruud will win the men's final, and that would go against popular belief.
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Old 09-11-2022, 12:27 AM
 
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Wow, nobody expected Iga Swiatek to win she's only ranked #1 and dominating 2022 with 6 titles....
Whereas I think Ruud will win the men's final, and that would go against popular belief.
I don’t know, man! There was a pretty big crowd at the stadium rooting for Ons. So plenty of people out there felt she was going to win.

And Alcaraz is ranked higher than Ruud. You really think ranking numbers mean squat on who is going to win a particular match, particularly for these inconsistent WTA players? I go by who is performing best in the tournaments. I, personally, felt Swiatek and Alcaraz had the best chance of losing in their SF matches, but they trekked through them. So that’s why I predicted they were going to win their finals. But like I said before, I could be wrong. I just don’t think I am.

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Old 09-11-2022, 06:14 AM
 
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I don’t know, man! There was a pretty big crowd at the stadium rooting for Ons. So plenty of people out there felt she was going to win.

And Alcaraz is ranked higher than Ruud. You really think ranking numbers mean squat on who is going to win a particular match, particularly for these inconsistent WTA players? I go by who is performing best in the tournaments. I, personally, felt Swiatek and Alcaraz had the best chance of losing in their SF matches, but they trekked through them. So that’s why I predicted they were going to win their finals. But like I said before, I could be wrong. I just don’t think I am.
But you do know Swiatek was the clear favorite according to media, fans and betting agencies, right?
Her numbers mean a lot, because she's so overwhelmingly consistent compared to everyone else (apart from on grass, because she and almost everyone else is inexperienced on grass).

The crowd roots for who they want to win, not who will win, and often they root for the underdog.
They all knew Swiatek was the favorite.
And the same applies to Alcaraz, he's the media darling and the betting favorite.
The only difference is, I think Ruud will win.
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Old 09-11-2022, 07:08 AM
 
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But you do know Swiatek was the clear favorite according to media, fans and betting agencies, right?
Her numbers mean a lot, because she's so overwhelmingly consistent compared to everyone else (apart from on grass, because she and almost everyone else is inexperienced on grass).

The crowd roots for who they want to win, not who will win, and often they root for the underdog.
They all knew Swiatek was the favorite.
And the same applies to Alcaraz, he's the media darling and the betting favorite.
The only difference is, I think Ruud will win.
But #1 doesn’t necessarily mean they will win. Barty never was able to win the US Open. In fact, I thought Sabalenka had the best shot to win this year as she was playing tremendously but somehow, she let herself get defeated in the SF. So once Sabalenka was wiped out, I knew it was game over for Ons.

And same goes for Alcaraz. Tiafoe has been an absolute beast the entire tournament and really thought he had a good chance to win this year. I was amazed Alcaraz pulled it off and beat him!
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Old 09-11-2022, 04:17 PM
 
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I stand corrected. Looks like Ruud is going to win this indeed…
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Old 09-11-2022, 07:53 PM
 
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Well this thread suddenly got dead! So what did y'all think of the final match?
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Old 09-11-2022, 11:01 PM
 
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Well this thread suddenly got dead! So what did y'all think of the final match?
Carlos Alcaraz looks unstoppable for a very long time...congrats to him winning the US Open and achieving the number one rank in the world at only 19 years old!
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Old 09-12-2022, 12:24 AM
 
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Carlos Alcaraz looks unstoppable for a very long time...congrats to him winning the US Open and achieving the number one rank in the world at only 19 years old!
I admit, I was nervous for a while. Ruud was really on a role during the second set and Alcaraz was starting to make some really bad errors. So I thought things weren’t looking good for Alcaraz for a while. But he somehow bounced back, regained his confidence and started playing extremely aggressively. He really is amazing! This guy will become a real legend! Djokovic, look out!
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Old 09-12-2022, 08:11 AM
 
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Ruud was essentially one point away from winning the title, Set Points to win the 3rd Set 7-5..... but what Alcaraz lacks in stature he makes up for in clutchness, whereas Ruud still has a ways to go mentally. Very close match, Alcaraz only won 5 more points than Ruud in the entire match.
Anyway, the real #1 is back-
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Old 09-12-2022, 02:48 PM
 
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Carlos Alcaraz looks unstoppable for a very long time...congrats to him winning the US Open and achieving the number one rank in the world at only 19 years old!
Pretty impressive for a 19 year old. I was stunned to hear how young his is.

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I don’t know, man! There was a pretty big crowd at the stadium rooting for Ons.
The ESPN announcers were doing a pretty good job of rooting for Jabeur as well, until Swiatek won the match.
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