The Big Three Still On Course In New York!

Sep 4, 2012

The big three names in both the men’s and women’s singles championships are still alive and on course for an eventual showdown at the 2012 US Open, as we embark on the championship week of the tournament Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are still favoured in the men’s draw while in the women’s draw Victoria Azarenka, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams are firm favourites also.

It would be a major surprise if the champion of each individual title is not one of those six players I have listed above, in the men’s tournament Federer and Djokovic have been impressive in the early rounds and most people are probably still predicting a grand final showdown between the world’s two top ranked players, Federer has been in sublime form and will take on Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals, Murray has finally shown some form at the beginning of the second week by dispatching the dangerous Milos Raonic in straight sets and many, including me, will now be expecting a blockbuster semifinal between Andy and Roger on Super Saturday, Novak appears to have two things in his favour, he is in good form and potentially he has a more favourable looking semifinal draw against possibly David Ferrer.

In the women’s tournament Serena remains the hot favourite to win her 4th US Open crown as she faces Serb Ana Ivanovic in the quarterfinals and then either one of the Italian doubles partners Sara Errani or Roberta Vinci in the semifinals, on paper Williams looks odds on to reach her sixth US Open final but the question remains as to who might be looking at her from across the other side of the net on Super Saturday, like many others I would expect it to be either Azarenka or Sharapova, Vika has a tricky quarterfinal opponent in defending champion Sam Stosur but the Belarusian has dominated all six of their previous head to head clashes by winning them in straight sets so she would be heavily favoured, Maria would be expected to beat Marion Bartoli in their quarterfinal but if the French woman catches fire then she could cause a boilover.

I would expect the men’s championship decider to be Djokovic v Federer or Murray and the women’s final to be Williams v Azarenka or Sharapova, I will be surprised if there is an alternative name in the final of either championship but who knows that may well happen, we have already seen numerous upsets in this tournament so it certainly can’t be ruled out entirely, however I do expect the respective men’s and women’s champion to come from the big three, which one of those three however is open for debate as there is plenty more exciting tennis still to come in New York.

Written by: Tono

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