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Who is the Bigger Fave for the Open: Novak or Serena?

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Re: Who is the Bigger Fave for the Open: Novak or Serena?

Serena. Novak's retirement at Cincy raises a lot of questions; plus, Federer has a mental edge against him.

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Re: Who is the Bigger Fave for the Open: Novak or Serena?

Novak obviously. He has a 56-2 record this year and has won basically every tournament he played.
If he was healthy he would have won Cincinnati too.

I have a feeling this is going to be just like in 2009 when Federer and Serena were HUGE favorites to win this,because both have won 2 Slams going into the US Open, but the winners were totally unexpected
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I say Novak since he is 57-2 for this year.

But Serena has won this title three times so expecting her to win it again.
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Serena, easily. Novak's retirement at Cincy raises a lot of questions; plus, Federer has a mental edge against him.
What mental barrier? Djokovic was nder huge pressure in that match because he was supposed to become no.1 and didn't.

Federer is so bad on hard courts these days, he can lose to any ballbasher or anyone who is playing good tennis

Plus he already lost 3 times to Djokovic on hard courts this year

Besides, both of them retired from Cincy to rest for the USO.
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Re: Who is the Bigger Fave for the Open: Novak or Serena?

Novak: he's already won 2 slams this year along with the ATP #1 ranking

Serena's making a name for her self though.
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Re: Who is the Bigger Fave for the Open: Novak or Serena?

Serena since Djokovic was both injured and fatigued this past weekend making him more vurnerable. Both are heavy favorites and will win the U.S Open though.
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What mental barrier? Djokovic was nder huge pressure in that match because he was supposed to become no.1 and didn't.

Federer is so bad on hard courts these days, he can lose to any ballbasher or anyone who is playing good tennis

Plus he already lost 3 times to Djokovic on hard courts this year

Besides, both of them retired from Cincy to rest for the USO.
Djokovic still faces huge pressure. Federer does too (eight consecutive years with at least one GS; 29 straight QFs), but he's proven he can handle it in the past. He'll be out for revenge after last year's USO. Plus, he'll have the crowd pulling for him.

Serena's retirement was a strategic tank, whereas Djokovic's was more of a concern. Of course he'll cruise through week 1 at the Open, but will he have enough in the tank in the second week after having played so many matches this summer? His fitness has been a concern in the past. Federer, on the other hand, is fresh and has a game that lends itself to easier victories.

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Serena, just because there is no one else who can really take it away from her. Novak on the other hand, he could lose to Federer and no one would be too surprised. If Serena loses to anyone, everyone will be surprised.

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Re: Who is the Bigger Fave for the Open: Novak or Serena?

I say Novak easily
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Djoko. It's close though
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The only one who could possibly have beaten an in form Serena at the Open this year is Clijsters and she isnt even playing. An in form Djokovic can still possibly lose to Federer or Murray who are both playing.
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Re: Who is the Bigger Fave for the Open: Novak or Serena?

I voted for Serena. Yes, the Djoker is 57-2, but he still has Nadal and that Swiss guy to deal with. If Serena has been keeping up with her training since she left Cincinnati, I just don't see anyone challenging her.

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The only one who could possibly have beaten an in form Serena at the Open this year is Clijsters and she isnt even playing. An in form Djokovic can still possibly lose to Federer or Murray who are both playing.
No way would Novak lose to Murray in a slam.
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