Grand Slam 2018 US Open - The last GS with 32 seeds

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Can't believe we are reverting back to 16 seeds


Projected Seeds

Men's

1. Rafael Nadal (ESP)
2. Roger Federer (SUI)
3. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
4. Alexander Zverev (GER)
5. Kevin Anderson (RSA)
6. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
7. Marin Cilic (CRO)
8. Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
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9. Dominic Thiem (AUT)
10. David Goffin (BEL)
11. John Isner (USA)
12. Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP)
13. Diego Schwartzman (ARG)
14. Fabio Fognini (ITA)
15. Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)
16. Kyle Edmund (GBR)
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17. Lucas Pouille (FRA)
18. Jack Sock (USA)
19. Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
20. Borna Coric (CRO)
21. Kei Nishikori (JPN)
22. Marco Cecchinato (ITA)
23. Hyeon Chung (KOR)
24. Damir Dzumhur (BIH)
25. Milos Raonic (CAN)
26. Richard Gasquet (FRA)
27. Karen Khachanov (RUS)
28. Denis Shapovalov (CAN)
29. Adrian Mannarino (FRA)
30. Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
31. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)
32. Filip Krajinovic (SRB)


WTA

1. Simona Halep (ROU)
2. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
3. Sloane Stephens (USA)
4. Angelique Kerber (GER)
5. Petra Kvitova (CZE)
6. Caroline Garcia (FRA)
7. Elina Svitolina (UKR)
8. Karolina Pliskova (CZE)
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9. Julia Goerges (GER)
10. Jelena Ostapenko (LAT)
11. Daria Kasatkina (RUS)
12. Garbine Muguruza (ESP)
13. Kiki Bertens (EST)
14. Madison Keys (USA)
15. Elise Mertens (BEL)
16. Venus Williams (USA)
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17. Ashleigh Barty (AUS)
18. Anastasija Sevastova (LAT)
19. Naomi Osaka (JPN)
20. Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU) - She might actually play apprarently
21. Maria Sharapova (RUS)
22. Barbora Strycova (CZE)
23. Coco Vandeweghe (USA)
24. Daria Gavrilova (AUS)
25. Aryna Sabalenka (BLR)
26. Serena Williams (USA)
27. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS)
28. Anett Kontaveit (EST)
29. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
30. Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP)
31. Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)
32. Maria Sakkari (GRE)
 

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The ITF has lost the plot. No need to have just 16 seeds

Winner
Men: Nadal def Nole

expecting a good tournament from Del Porto and Cllic

Women: Halep def Stephens
Shocks: Woz(can't get fit), Ostapenko(this surface should suit her but no)
Serena will want to avoid the counter punchers of Kerber, Stephens and Halep.Don't think she is a threat.
 

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It's interesting that the ITF move to 16 seeds as Nadal/Federer/Djokokic reach the twilight of their careers. The 32 seed system definitely help protect the top players, as the top 8 have not had to face a player ranked better than 25 until at least the 4th round.

It is an interesting move considering the women's tour is already unpredictable in that it often throws up a new slam semi finalist every tournament and the men's tour is heading towards having more unpredictable results as the big 3 head into retirement.

Tomic and Kokkinakis play each other in the opening round of qualifying. How will we be able to watch this tournament without pay tv, in the early rounds?
 

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Suck shit Tomic. Kok to play 15th seed and 125th ranked 28yo German Yannick Maden.

Genie through to the 2nd round to play 167th ranked Georgian, I expect another win for Genie.

Also through to Q2 are Bolelli, Robredo, Mahut, Bolt, Kostyuk, Rodionova and (39yo) Schnyder.
 
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Marcel Granollers (ESP-107), Nicolas Mahut (ESP-132), Alex Bolt (AUS-160), Marc Polmans (AUS-171), Tommy Robredo (ESP-193), Donald Young (USA-242)
Heather Watson (GBR-116), Eugenie Bouchard (CAN-123), Vera Zvonareva (RUS-134), 39yo Patty Schnyder (SUI-187), Jaimee Fourlis (AUS-199)

36 year olds Robredo and Mahut are playing each other in Q3.
 

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37 year-old Roger Federer will now be the 2nd oldest Swiss player at this US Open.

39 year-old Patty Schnyder has qualified for her first grand slam tournament since 2011 and her first US Open since 2010!

She reached the quarter finals at the US Open way back in 1998 where she beat Graf in the 4th round!

Another current player went one better at the same event. Venus Williams made the semi finals.

Patty moves to outright 10th for most slams played (60): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Grand_Slam_related_tennis_records#Participation

She has a fair way to go though to break any age-related records:

Martina Navratilova - Wimbledon 2004 - 47 years, 235 days. Result: R2
Renee Richards - 1980 US Open - 46 years, 6 days. Result: R2
Renee Richards - 1979 US Open - 45 years, 8 days. Result: R3
Berry Pratt - 1968 US Open - 43 years, 133 days. Result: R2
Kimiko Date-Krumm- 2013 Wimbledon - 42 years, 280 days. Result: R3
Kimiko Date-Krumm- 2013 Australian Open - 42 years, 109 days. Result: R3
 
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Mouth-watering draw.

Ferrer-Nadal, Dimitrov-Stan and Stosur-Woz are certainly fun for promoters and romantics in Rnd 1, even if some of them won't be contests. Halep getting Serena and Venus in her section is interesting. Cool to see Patty, Robredo and Zvonareva. Like how the 7th section has a lot of the younger stars together like Kasatkina, Osaka, etc. Guaranteed Aussie woman in Rnd 2. Federer projected to meet Kyrgios and Djokovic before SF.

Last slam and 2nd last tournament for Youzhny, currently on 498 wins. The luckless Julien Benneteau also playing his last slam. Probably Ferrer's last unless he decides to qualify for the AO. Wouldn't be surprised if it is the last time we see the likes of Robredo, Patty, Zvonareva, Venus, etc.

I actually didn't like the shift to 32 seeds at 2001 Wimbledon. I've always preferred the 16 seeds myself, so welcome its return. Never much liked the 17-32s getting protection at slam level.
 
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US Open is always the last man standing for the men.

Djoker will benefit from having a lacklustre start to the year so should have enough in the tank still.

Got to try and decide on a woman for a double.
 

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Don't rate her at all but gee Bertens has a draw to go really deep.

Djokovic-Bertens
Djokovic-Keys
Djokovic-Sevastova

For an interest.
 

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Nadal has lost 3 matches all year. Pulled out in the 4th set against cilic at the aus open whilst injured, lost one match on clay to thiem and lost the semi to novak at wimbledon (where he was coming back and looked stronger, where bad light stopped play and djokovic could recover).

Nadal is the clear favourite for me and doesn't have to face the 3 players who i believe are capable of beating him here and that is cilic, fed or djokovic, til final.
 
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