US Open – Heading Towards The Finals – Who Will Pick Up The Big Prizes

by The Insider on September 4, 2008 · 1 comment

in Grand Slams

Here we are in the second week of the US Open and getting down to the big money rounds. There has been so much happening at the US Open im not even too sure where to start. However, here is the wrap up from the tournament.

In the men’s draw they are down to the last two quarterfinal matches in which we will see Roger Federer take on unseeded Gilles Muller from Luxembourg. While in the other quarterfinal left it will see Americas last hope for the men’s title Andy Roddick, take on Novak Djokovic. The two players who have already won their quarterfinal matches and will meeting the first semifinal will be top see Raphael Nadal and he will play young Brit Andy Murray. Murray has produced some great performances in the tournament so far and he has never been this deep into a Grand Slam, so will be interesting to see how he fares against Rafa.

While on the Women’s side of the draw they have made their way to the semifinals. The first semi will see Dinara Safina head off against Serena Williams (who only just beat her sister in the previous round). While Elena Dementieva will play Jelana Jankovic in the other semi. While I’m not surprised to have seen Ana Ivanovic lose in the second round, it is just poor to think that it took her a really long time to get to the top and when she has been there she just hasn’t performed at all in the Grand Slams. I can’t see Ivanovic staying in the top 5 for too long if she continues to play the way she is playing, maybe too much promotional work is getting to her.

Overall there has been a lot happening on and off court at the US Open, which is normally the case cause it is heading towards the end of season. The more I see the US Open, I really just think they are losing touch with the other 3 Grand Slams. Australian Open is the players favourite, French Open is the one the Europeans want to win, Wimbledon is the big one, US Open just has the most money!

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Contessa ChiChi September 6, 2008 at 4:35 am

I’m sure it just me but it seems like the US has a hard time doing anything with more class and less pomp, if you know what I mean. There’s something to be said about understated elegance. It’s like the difference between the grace shown by Rafa and the arrogance of Novak Djokovic. Maybe someone humble will come up with the right formula to showcase the US Open in a better light. We’ll see, no?


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