Friday, September 3, 2010
US OPEN DAY 5 - Selections and Comments.
Seeds are falling faster than you can say Maria Sharapova at this years US OPEN. In the Men's Daveydenko the 6th seed and Marin Cilic the 11th seed are on their bikes out of the here. . Today's round has some great matches scheduled .FInd my selections in red below.
Daniela Hantuchova Vs Elena Dementieva - Good match up and a real test for Dementieva .Could go either way.
Petra Kvitova Vs Kim Clijsters - Kim is going to have to lift her game and cut down on the unforced errors.
Andy Murray Vs Dustin Brown - I don't think Andy will have played a player such as Brown since his junior days.If you get a chance have a look at Brown and you will see some unorthodox play at times.
Mandy Minella Vs Venus Williams - Can't wait for the Venus Outfit today!
Rafael Nadal Vs Dennis Istomin - Reports Rafa's practice did not go so well and he scheduled another for the afternoon!Nadal has definitely not found his A game yet and Istomin will test.
Samantha Stosur Vs Sara Errani - Stosur had an easy win last round but will be tested here.Her form has not been great and I'm tempted to go with Errani!However will of course stick with the Aussie through loyalty!.
Marco Chiudinelli Vs John Isner - Thank goodness no advantage 5th Set!
Virginie Razzano Vs Ana Ivanovic - Can Ivanovic win 3 in a row. No way I'm backing her ....burnt to many times!
Sam Querrey Vs Marcel Granollers - Sam is the 20th seed ....they have been dropping like flies ,but surely the big fella can get this one.
Sergiy Stakhosvky Vs Ryan Harrison - Harrison is 18 and Americans feel he can go far...In fact I am going to tip him here ...may lack the experience still.
Francesca Shiaovone Vs Alona Bondarenko - Good match up Franny has been looking good so will go with the French Open Champion.
David Nalbandian Vs Florent Serra - C'mon David your form was average last round and your lucky to be here .
Shahar Peer Vs Flavia Pennetta - The 16th seed versus the 18th seed how close will this be !
Mikhail Youzhny Vs Dudi Sela - Sela is very tough to beat ....Mikhail should have too many weapons however.
Juan Ignacio Chela Vs Stanislas Wawrinka - Stan is the man!
Daniel Gimeno-Traver Vs Jeremy Chardy - Chardy has been in good form
Guillermo Garcia - Lopez Vs Nicolas Almagro - Almagro to win this battle of the Spaniards
Feliciano Lopez Vs Benoit Paire - Lopez for the win
Julien Benneteau Vs Tommy Robredo - Sorry Tommy your form lately has been "crap" Julien should get the money.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Vs Gisela Dulko - Beat her Dulko because her name is too long to write!
Adrian Mannarino Vs Fernando Verdasco - Fernando tweeted to his followers should he cut his hair....Yes cut it Fernando it might make you play better!
Victor Hanescu Vs Michael Llodra -Llodra took out Berdych ...tennis is a cruel game and Victor will be Victorios.
Gilles Simon Vs Philipp Kohlschreiber - Very Good match but Simon a class player when fit.
David Ferrer Vs Benjamin Becker - No relation to Boris , will be close and maybe the German will just get there.
The Junior Boys and Girls events also start today(Qualifying). There are some Round three matches drawn today and those entered in my competition if you think you have a winner for round three from any of these matches ...that is if you have survived round 2 then post you selection here in the comment section.
Here is a link to a story on Dustin Brown HERE