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    Official Site of the US Open Tennis Championships - A USTA Event

    Qualifying underway this week!

    Final major of the year and should be highly anticipated.

    Nadal and Stephens are defending champions.

    Can Nadal repeat?

    Djokovic coming off a MS1000 win in Cincinnati, which completes the Golden Masters for him. Should be coming in very confident.

    Can Federer win another major?

    Then there is a long list of players who could make a run, with some past champions mixed in.

    On the Women's side, I'd say it's fairly wide open. A few favorites, but the WTA is always unpredictable for me.
     
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    Look for Stan to do some damage at the USO. Would not want him on my side of the draw, that's for sure.
     
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    Qualifying draw is out and play begins tomorrow. Bunch of Canadians in there (3 men and 4 women). Felix has a good draw and hopefully he can to get his first GS main draw. He won the junior title at the USO in 2015 I think it was.
     
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    Polansky won his first round Q match and Bouchard won hers against fellow Canadian Zhao.

    The rest start tomorrow.
     
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    Are any of the matches available online?
     
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    Not sure.

    Felix won't be up until around 5 or 6 EST I think.
     
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    That's what I was thinking too. He's getting his form back and always performs well on hard courts, movement still isn't at 100% though.

    Djokovic has to be the heavy favorite, he's in top form now and is beaming with confidence.
    Kind of amazing that we are still talking about the "Big 3" as the overwhelming favorites post-30 with another 30+ as the dark horse. DelPo and Cilic are the other contenders IMO, more (now) 30+ year olds.

    Don't see any of the Next Gen guys getting a sniff although Tsitsipas seems to have the mental makeup to make a run. As nice as it is to see the old guard still going strong, the sport really needs a breakthrough from one of the young players at some point soon.
     
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    Abanda won her first round Q match.

    Felix just about to start.
     
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    Stan and Del Po make deep runs.

    Stephens exits early.

    Nadal out first weekend.
     
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    I don't see Del Potro winning, he's too banged up. Can't see him lasting two weeks.

    I'd say Djokovic is my favorite right now but I'm hoping for a surprise winner.
     
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    Felix through after a shaky closeout.

    Peliwo broken serving for the first set then loses the tiebreak.
     
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    Tomic, Gulbis and Peliwo all out.
     
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    Outside of the Big Three, I don't really see anybody who I feel confident can win the US Open right now. I suppose Stan, maybe. So I'm going with a boring pick: Djokovic. On the women's side, I like Sloane to repeat. US player competing in New York in the one GS that she has already won. Gotta like her chances a little.
     
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    I'm going with Rafa. I don't follow the women enough to make a pick.
     
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    Polansky into the final qualifying round. LL slam is alive!
     
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    Brutal draw for Federer.

    Easy one for Nadal...
     
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    Genie rolls along. Another easy win in Q2.
     
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    Abanda also into the final Q round.

    Felix up soon.
     
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    Felix takes the first set. Neither player at their best.
     
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    Sloane was a fluke winner.
     
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    Felix dominated the second set and is into the final round of qualifying!
     
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    My laptop crapped out with a few points to go!
     
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    Gotta go with Rafa as my pick.
     
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    Rafa has the easiest draw, true, a cakewalk for three rounds. After that, though, things could still get interesting for him, especially with Anderson in his quarter and Stan in his half. Fed definitely has an unbelievably brutal draw (Nishioka, Paire, Kyrgios, Fognini, Djokovic, Sascha, Nadal--if all goes according to plan), but how many times have we've seen such draws fall apart after two rounds? Nole's draw is only tough because he runs into Roger in the quarters who might not make it that far. On the women's side, the pain is pretty much spread around. Stephens has a doable draw. Still going with Nole and Sloane.
     
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