US Open: Rafael v Roddick and more…


U.S. Open action really heats up today & onward with a good number of top seeds through into the quarter-finals.

Rafael Nadal should kick the surprising Andy Roddick’s butt all over the court…if for no other reason than Roddick took a grueling 37 games to get past Rafa’s Spanish buddy David Ferrer, whereas Rafa himself didn’t need nearly as long to dispatch Gilles Muller from Luxembourg.

Roger Federer eliminated the pesky Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to earn himself a date with Novak Djokovic on Saturday. Roger’s going to be a sentimental favourite, but Djoko, at 64-2 this year, will prevail, we think.

In the women’s draw, the semis are set with Caroline Wozniacki v Serena Williams playing the winner of Sam Stosur v Angelique Kerber. Stosur’s looking great this week after finishing off world #2 Vera Zvonareva in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.

Best Player predicts this:

  • a Nadal-Djokovic final with Djoko taking it in 4 sets
  • Stosur v Serena final – Stosur in a 3rd-set tiebreak

 

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