U.S. Men Keep Winning

The first week is over, and for the first time since 1994, 4 Americans have made it to round four. John Isner, Mardy Fish, Andy Roddick, and the surprising Donald Young have made it to the 4th round.

Young has broken through this year, upsetting (14) Stanislas Wawrinka and (25) Juan Ignacio Chela. He's put his past behind him and shown up at the perfect time. Up next he has the dangerous Andy Murray, who he beat earlier this year. It will be a true test of strength, endurance, and mental fitness.

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Isner has continued his great year, by beating Alex Bogomolov Jr. in straights yesterday. He'll take on the Frenchman Gilles Simon.

Andy Roddick beat career journeyman Julien Benneteau last night. Next, he'll have a tough scrapper in David Ferrer.

The #1 American, Mardy Fish, beat Kevin Anderson in straights, and now will take on a tough foe in Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

While the American men have been motoring through the draw, the top 4 men, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Andy Murray have all been playing well too. Federer has only dropped a set against Cilic, and the rest have looked just as good. The one thing that Federer needs today would be Mardy Fish beating Jo-Willy Tsonga, becasue Tsonga has 2-match winning streak against Fed.

My predictions are done. just done. Sharapova lost, Lisicki lost, and Vera Zvonareva is still winning. Delpo lost. The Bryan Brother lost in the first round!!! The only thing I've picked right so far is Donald Young making it to the 4th round, Serena Williams is still on track to make the final and beat anyone in her way, and Roger Federer and Andy Murray are both looking to keep the ball rolling and get to the final.

After visiting the U.S. Open for the first time this weekend, I've realized you can't get the feeling, the liveliness, the rush of the U.S. Open, unless you've actually been there. It is epic. It is something a tennis fan must do before they die. It is a must.

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