U.S. Open 2015 – Draw Analysis

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After an exciting Wimbledon, we now move to the last slam of this season, it’s the invigorating U.S. Open which awaits much anticipation from tennis fans all over the world. The tournament is scheduled to start on 31st August and the men’s final will take place on 13th September. Last year Marin Cilic surprised everyone by winning his first grand slam, but this year the top seeds wouldn’t want it to repeat. As the draws have been announced let’s look at the difficulty level of each of the top 4 seeds of Men and players who could upset the top 4.

Novak Djokovic: One of the most prolific and hard working players in tennis history. Djoker has an equitable draw and he would be reaching quarters with ease. In the quarters he is likely to face the two time champion, Rafael Nadal. Nadal leads this fierce rivalry 22-10 but the recent form favors Djokovic to win this semi-final spot contest. He will then face Kei Nishikori or David Ferrer in the semifinals. Djokovic’s road to final doesn’t look like a tough one on paper but he could face a few hiccups before entering his fourth consecutive grand slam final of the year.

Roger Federer: The Swiss maestro is still one of the favorites to win the 2015 US Open. At 34 years of age he doesn’t look like he is going to let the young guns past him. He is still proving it to youngsters that he isn’t what his age suggests. Roger’s way to the quarterfinals also doesn’t look threatening on paper. He would be meeting the big guy, Thomas Berdych, from Czech in a match for semifinals spot is Berdych doesn’t upset his fans before quarters. Roger would meet either his Swiss counterpart, Stan Wawrinka, or the British no. 1 Andy Murray in the semifinals. Federer’s path to the finals is surely not going to be that easy but the form he is in suggests that he is in no mood to upset his 18th grand slam hopes.

Andy Murray: Andy has not been in his sublime form but the 2012 champion can turn tables around to upset the top two and clinch in 3rd grand slam title. Andy Murray’s first match is against the controversial Nick Kyrgios apart from that his path to quarterfinals is safe. Andy will meet the backhand dominant Stan Wawrinka in his quarterfinals and that is where he will be tested to the fullest. Murray will have to beat another Swiss before dreaming about finals and this time it’ll be an uphill task, the in form Roger Federer. The British no 1 has the talent to upset anyone on his day, this will also make him one of the contenders.

Kei Nishikori: Kei’s recent form doesn’t make him that a huge threat that a seed 4 possesses. Being the runner-up of the last year US Open should make him feel more confident on his talent. He has the mighty Novak lined up on this way to the finals but before that he has to overcome a tricky challenge by David Ferrer in the quarterfinals.

Stan Wawrinka: Stan the man as he is widely known is a very dominant and a physically super fit player. He has some enormous amount of power in his shots. As he has always proved that on his day he can upset the top players he is expected to do so in the US Open as well. The 2 times grand slam champion will face Andy Murray in the quarter finals. Stan will most-likely face Roger in the semifinals. His Swiss counterpart is in some sublime form and should play top tennis to beat the 17-time grand slam champion.

Rafael Nadal: The Spaniard has been out of form lately, his early exists have pulled his rank down to 8. Nadal has to get his inner-self out and play out his best tennis as he is going to have a tough draw ahead. Facing the world no1 has never been easy for Nadal in recent time and Djoker stands like a wall between him and the semifinal. The 2 times US Open champ can play his best tennis and he still has the capability to beat any player once back to his prime form.


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