Saturday, 13 August 2011

Western and Southern Open- Cincinnati

With 3 of the big 4 failing to put up a decent show at the Roger's Cup , a lot more is expected of Nadal , Federer and Murray in their final warm up tournament before the US Open.

Djokovic has just lost one match thus far this season ( and I don't see him losing in Montreal either after dismantling Gael Monfils in the quarters) and he seems to be almost unplayable. He is likely to open up against Juan Ignacio Chela or Wild Card , Ryan Harrison. Neither of them pose any sort of threat to Djokovic . Big serving John Isner could face off against Stan Wawrinka , the winner of whom will face Djokovic in the 3rd round. Monfils is likely to be his quarter final opponent (again) and this one promises to be no more interesting than their meeting in Montreal.

Moving on to Federer's quarter of the draw , there is a high possibility of him facing Juan Martin Del potro in the 2nd round . Delpo hasn't been playing all that well ever since he won his Davis cup match for Argentina, so it'll be interesting to see what he can come up with against Federer. If Delpo show's us his very best , he could triumph but I'm not going to say that its going to happen this time. Tomas Berdych is in Federer's quarter and if the 2 meet up in the quarters , Federer's going to be the favourite , but , I'm going with Berdych on that one.

Murray Vs Nalbandian , 2nd round clash ? Yup , that could happen and after seeing Murray in Montreal ,I think Nalbandian will beat Murray. I see Tsonga beating Ferrer in the quarters and moving on to the semis in Cincy

After a shock loss to Ivan Dodig in Montreal , Rafa will be keen to make amends . His draw seems to be the weakest of the 4 with Garcia Lopez  and Fernando Verdasco in his section . Mardy Fish is his potential quarter finalist , who hasn't beaten the Spaniard in 6 attempts.

1st Semi Final : Djokovic Vs Berdych
2nd Semi Final : Tsonga Vs Nadal
Now the question that arises is whether Nadal would want to face Djokovic before the USO.
As of now , i don't think he does.
Final : Djokovic vs Tsonga
Winner: Djokovic


  1. "Federer's half of the draw..."??????????
    you're sick!

    There's no Federer's half of the draw. Therer is Djokovic's half of the draw. There could be Federer's quarter of the draw only.

    Wake up. You are two years behind the actual time.

  2. Sorry .. i'll change that .. thanks anyways :)

  3. In fairness, it seems almost everyone was caught unprepared by the Djokovic juggernaut this year. Columns at are still sometimes confused with the new ranking and how the seeds fall in draws, now that it's not Nadal and Fed as the top 2.

  4. Absolutely .. but as of now , Djokovic belongs to a different league with Nadal , Federer and Murray well behind him...