The US Open Tennis Championships (US Open) is set to take place in just 1 week in Flushing Meadows – Corona Park in Queens New York and will feature the top tennis talent in the world’s toughest hard court tournament.. This annual event is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world dating back to 1881 when the first men’s singles champion was crowned. The US Open is the 4th in a series of “Grand Slam” tennis tournaments and is unique in that there are final-set tiebreaks; in the other three Grand Slam tournaments, the deciding set (fifth for men, third for women) continues until it is won by two games.
Although the US Open hasn’t officially yet, the qualifying tournaments are already underway. One of the big stories out of qualifying continues to be Ryan Harrison, the 18 year old American who is one of the favorites to qualify. Once the qualifying rounds are complete the attention will turn to Andy Murray and Roger Federer.
Roger Federer will be looking to reclaim the US Open Men’s Singles title from Juan Martin Del Potro, who won the tournament in 2009, and is the favorite. Rafael Nadal is the second favorite even though he lost to Andy Murray up in Canada and Andy Roddick in Miami recently and has clearly demonstrated that he is NOT a top 5 hard courter. Many experts are looking for Andy Murray to take a big step forward and win his first Grand Slam and the 2010 US Open.
On the women’s side, defending champion Kim Clijsters is the clear favorite to win the 2010 US Open Women’s Singles. The2006 US Open champion Maria Sharapova is the second pick. However, the womens finals should be a battle as other contenders such as Caroline Wozniacki, Victoria Azarenka, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Dementieva, and Vera Zvonareva cannot be counted out.
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