weeks from February 2, 2004 to August 17. 2008.
But after losses at this year's French Open and Wimbledon finals, Rafael Nadal of Spain ascended into the top ranking. While Nadal
has never lost a match on the slower courts at the French Open, Federer has won 28 matches in a row at the US Open and remains the
favorite at New York.
And while the men's draw may remain a two man show, the women's field is more open, especially since former champions Venus
Williams and Serena Williams of the USA are scheduled to meet each in one quarterfinal. The winner of that quarterfinal should
play red hot Dinara Safina of Russia in the semifinals. On the top half of the draw Lindsay Davenport of the USA could
capitalize on a favorable draw before meeting Elena Dementieva of Russia or Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in later rounds.
Men's Quarterfinals Picks
Rafael Nadal, Gael Monfils, David Ferrer, Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic, Nikolay Davydenko, Roger Federer
Men's Semifinals Picks
Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Andy Roddick, Roger Federer
Men's Final Pick
Roger Federer def. Rafael Nadal
Women's Quarterfinals Picks
Elena Dementieva, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Lindsay Davenport, Jelena Jankovic, Ana Ivonovic, Dinara Safina, Serena Williams,
Women's Semifinals Picks
Elena Dementieva, Jelena Jankovic, Dinara Safina, Serena Williams
Women's Final Picks
Serena Williams def. Jelena Jankovic