U.S. Open Men's Preview and Picks

Home sweet home. The U.S. Open is upon us on Monday, which means people will be flocking to Flushing Meadows, NY to catch their favorite tennis players.

This U.S. Open will be lacking some depth, with Rafael Nadal pulling out with knee tendonitis, an injury which has plagued his career at times.

The top 4 seeds are #1 Roger Federer, #2 Novak Djokovic, #3 Andy Murray, and #4 David Ferrer. These have been the most consistent guys on tour this year.

First Quarter:

Federer has quite an easy draw after he faces the struggling Donald Young in the First Round. Federer has had a career year, considering his age and everyone else's weapons.

Guys to watch: Tomas Berdych and Sam Querrey.

Semifinalist: Federer

Second Quarter:

Andy Murray is looking to come back quick from an early round loss in Cincinnati, but is most likely still happy about his Olympic gold triumph. Look for him to show up in the semis and maybe even the final.

Guys to watch: Milos Raonic, who needs to play better in majors since his 2011 Aussie Open breakthrough. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who'll be looking to build off of his good Wimbledon showing.

Semifinalist: Murray

Third Quarter:

David Ferrer is the benefactor of Nadal dropping out, as well as John Isner, who'll be looking to reach his first semi in a major. After a stellar beginning of the year, Isner has faltered of late, but has reached the final of Winston-Salem against Berdych.

Guys to watch: #9 John Isner. #8 Janko Tipsarevic, and the resurgent old man #21 Tommy Haas.

Semifinalist: Isner

Fourth Quarter:

Novak Djokovic will be looking to win his second major of the year, after his marathon match win over Nadal in Australia. He's been beatable lately, losing to Federer last week in Cincinnati 6-0 7-6. He hasn't had as good of a year as last year, but as the best defender in the game, and one of the best at turning defense into immediate offense, Djokovic is always a force on his favorite surface: Hard Courts.

Guys to watch: #20 Andy Roddick, #9 Juan Martin del Potro, Bernard Tomic.

Semifinalist: Djokovic


Federer d. Murray

Djokovic d. Isner


Federer d. Djokovic for his 6th U.S. Open title, and his record 18th Grand Slam Title.

Who is your Dark Horse this year?

I hope this late 1990's video amps you up, as montages in the 1990's always do!

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