Novak Djokovic (SRB) v. Roger Federer (SUI)
Roger Federer leads Novak Djokovic head to head 6-2, but Djokovic won their last major meeting at the Australian Open
in January 7-5, 6-3, 7-6(7-5). Federer was facing an illness at the start of the year and is playing better this week however.
Federer has won 33 matches in a row at the US Open during the last 5 years claiming the title the last four years. Federer is the best
player at the net and will use his net game for the edge.
Prediction: Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal (ESP) v. Andy Murray (GBR)
Rafael Nadal won the French Open, Wimbledon and the Olympics before ascending to the number one ranking earlier this summer. Murray
has improved his game as well and cites hardcourts and this tournament specifically as his favorite. But he is 0-5 versus Nadal losing last
7-6(7-2), 6-3 a few weeks ago in Canada on hardcourts.
Murray has the explosive groundstrokes, speed and variety in his game to worry Nadal. But I think Nadal in the end will have the edge due to his
experience and fitness.
Prediction: Rafael Nadal
Serena Williams (USA) v. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
A win tonight for Serena Williams or Jelena Jankovic would return the winner to the WTA Tour's number one ranking Monday. Jankovic reached
the top spot earlier this summer without reaching any major final due to her very consistent play over the last 52 weeks. Her problem today could
be consistency may not be enough if Serena Williams is on top of her power game.
Jankovic is one of only a handful of players who don't trail Williams head to head. Williams is tied with Jankovic 3-3 and won their
last meeting in the Miami final 6-1, 5-7, 6-3 in March. But Williams lost their last major meeting in Janaury at the Australian Open
6-3, 6-2 in the 4th round with a flat performance.
Jankovic is a long rally queen and will attmept to draw Williams into extended baseline rallies and errors. Williams will need to attack and
keep points short because Jankovic can be the more consistent player at times. If Williams can hit more winners than errors, she will be tough to beat.
Prediction: Serena Williams