US Open Draw

Rafa

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Since his drop to #3 in the rankings, we’ve all been wondering: who’s half would Rafa end up in at the US Open. Well, the draw ceremony was held at noon today and we have our answer: Murray’s. Rafa’s first round match will be against Gasquet who is returning to the tour after two months off due to doping allegations. Seeded players in Rafa’s quarter: Tsonga, Gonzalez, Berdych, Monfils, Ferrer, Troicki, and Almagro. In his half: Del Potro, Fish, Ferrero, Simon, Cilic, Wawrinka, Karlovic, and Murray. View the full draw.

62 Responses

  1. rcm says:

    I hope Rafa gets back to top form soon. He and Federer are my favorites. I’d like Rafa get to more hard court finals and Roger to continue that learning curve on clay.
    Picky, maybe, but if they are at the same level on all surfaces it would give more credence to the head to head numbers. Also it would be excellent to watch! OK, I’ll admit that I just like to see these two play each other, even if it practically gives me a heart attack every time.
    As for Murray, Djokovic, Roddick – I just don’t put these players in the same class. Roddick has a lot of heart so he just might win me over. Well, actually, I would’ve wanted him to win Wimbledon (with Rafa out)if it wasn’t Roger’s 15th.
    My dream scenario would be that Roger wins a bunch more majors and Rafa leaves no doubt as to who is the next 15+ Grand Slammer.
    Love them both!

  2. AnaR says:

    Comment made by Toni Nadal yesterday during an interview in the U.S.:

    “No pain, no longer exists. He had an abdominal problem and in fact he began with the serve on Saturday. Until then he had not done. He did not forced almost anything because that was the idea. Now is getting stronger. We does not were thinking about problems because he has not had problems. He has became stronger and had no discomfort. The mental concentration now is very good on the game (we can remember the problems about concentration on the last matches). The knees are fine. Physically he is good. Let’s wait.

    The level of Rafael I think is good, but anyway we will practice tomorrow because we have showed something with the training but it is not sufficient or an exact button of sample that we find. After the game I can check what is his level here. When he has played the match. Now I do not very clear. But I think he is OK .