The US Open starts on August 31 and runs through to September 13. That means it starts next month! We can’t wait.
Will Nadal play? Will Nadal benefit from having a mid-year break and be fresh to make a run past the semi-finals for the 1st time at the US Open? Will another man step in and interfere with Federer and Nadal’s run of singles slam titles? Between Nadal and Federer they have won 21 of the past 25 Grand Slam events.
Can Andy Roddick, on the back of his Wimbledon final add another US Open title to his 2003 victory? Can Novak Djokovic improve on his runner-up effort in 2007 and add another Grand Slam title to his Australian Open title last year? Maybe we will have a first time Grand Slam winner in Andy Murray last year’s runner-up at the US Open?
Are the next bunch of top ranked men ready to topple the proven champions? Verdasco? Del Potro? Gonzalez? Davydenko? Haas has posted very impressive results in 2009 – 1/4 finals at Roland Garros then one better at Wimbledon reaching the semi finals what’s next for him? Could it be the time for the 1st Frenchman to win a Grand Slam since Yannick Noah in 1983 allez – Monfils? Tsonga? Simon?
Last year’s male winners were:
Men’s singles – Roger Federer
Men’s doubles – Bob and Mike Bryan
Mixed doubles – Leander Paes (with Cara Black)
Junior boy’s singles – Grigor Dimitrov
Junior boy’s doubles – Cedrik-Marcel Stebe and Nikolaus Moser
Stay tuned to this tennis website for further updates about the 2009 US Open singles events. Click this link to see an index of all 2009 US Open posts -> US Open 2009: Aug 25 – Sep 14.
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