Monday, September 03, 2012

US Open 2012 Labor Day Open Thread

Andy Roddick
Reuters

Andy Roddick thanks the crowd for cheering him through a four-set victory over Fabio Fognini in the third round. Next up: Juan Martin del Potro.

::

Here in the United States, today is the day we celebrate the contributions of the great American worker to our nation's prosperity. In Flushing Meadows, the players on the singles schedule will have to work hard to secure a berth in the quarterfinals of the great American Slam.

On Ashe, former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic will open against Grand Slam giant killer Tsvetana Pironkova. I think the Bulgarian with the nasty forehand slice has another upset in her. Olympic Gold Medalist Serena Williams continues her campaign for a fourth US Open crown against Andrea Hlavackova. I haven't a clue how the Czech woman plays but if Serena is on point, she won't even drop her serve.

The men take the main stage next. American Mardy Fish faces Roger Federer and if Fish, who can disappear quicker than money, can win a set, I'll be shocked. In primetime, Olympic Gold Medalist Andy Murray will take on Milos Raonic. The Canadian Tower has been serving down aces like rain, but has struggled off the ground when his opponents dig in. Some are smelling an upset here. I'm not.

On the minor show court, I suspect on the high seeds will prevail. even if it takes a final set.

Who you got?

::

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM

Women's Singles - 4th Round
Tsvetana Pironkova (BUL) vs. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)[12]
Not Before:1:00 PM
Women's Singles - 4th Round
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) vs. Serena Williams (USA)[4]
Not Before:2:30 PM
Men's Singles - 4th Round
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] vs. Mardy Fish (USA)[23]
Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM
Women's Doubles - 3rd Round
Serena Williams (USA) /Venus Williams(USA) vs. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[4] /Nadia Petrova(RUS)[4]
Men's Singles - 4th Round
Andy Murray (GBR)[3] vs. Milos Raonic (CAN)[15]

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM

Men's Singles - 4th Round
Nicolas Almagro (ESP)[11] vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE)[6]
Not Before:12:30 PM
Women's Singles - 4th Round
Angelique Kerber (GER)[6] vs. Sara Errani (ITA)[10]
Women's Singles - 4th Round
Roberta Vinci (ITA)[20] vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[2]
Men's Singles - 4th Round
Marin Cilic (CRO)[12] vs. Martin Klizan (SVK)

Grandstand 11:00 AM

Women's Doubles - 3rd Round
Vania King (USA)[5] /Yaroslava Shvedova(KAZ)[5] vs. Julia Goerges (GER)[11] /Kveta Peschke(CZE)[11]
Men's Doubles - 3rd Round
Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)[16] /Scott Lipsky(USA)[16] vs. Bob Bryan (USA)[2] /Mike Bryan(USA)[2]
Mixed Doubles - Quarterfinals
Kveta Peschke (CZE)[4] /Marcin Matkowski(POL)[4] vs. Sania Mirza (IND) /Colin Fleming(GBR)
Mixed Doubles - Quarterfinals
Lucie Hradecka (CZE)[7] /Frantisek Cermak(CZE)[7] vs. Elena Vesnina (RUS)[3] /Leander Paes(IND)[3]

Court 17 11:00 AM

Men's Doubles - 3rd Round
Frantisek Cermak (CZE) /Michal Mertinak(SVK) vs. Alexander Peya (AUT)[15] /Bruno Soares(BRA)[15]
Women's Doubles - 3rd Round
Sabine Lisicki (GER) /Shuai Peng(CHN) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)[6] /Elena Vesnina(RUS)[6]
Men's Doubles - 3rd Round
Jamie Delgado (GBR) /Ken Skupski(GBR) vs. Marcel Granollers (ESP)[6] /Marc Lopez(ESP)[6]
Mixed Doubles - Quarterfinals
Anastasia Rodionova (AUS) /Jean-Julien Rojer(NED) vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) /Bruno Soares(BRA)



blog comments powered by Disqus