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August 26, 2010, 01:00 PM
SI.com's tennis experts were asked to give their predictions for 2010 U.S. Open, which begins Sunday and runs through Sept. 12 in New York. Our panel was split between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the men's side, while the women's picks, predictably, were much more varied. Five women -- Victoria Azarenka, Kim Clijsters, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams -- garnered votes.

The experts also turned in their Sleeper and Flameout picks, which fell all over the map.

What do you think? Weigh in with your predictions below.

U.S. Open: Men's Predictions
U.S. Open: Women's Predictions
August 27, 2010  06:34 AM ET

Federer will win it if Nadal gets taken down before the finals (or doesn't play exceptionally well in the finals), and a player like Andy Murray doesn't serve like he did at the Rogers Cup. Federer at his best can beat just about anyone, with perhaps the exception of Nadal at his best, returning everything either down the line or cross court for a winner all while chasing the ball off the court, and the now retired Marat Safin at his best. Federer's 'weakness' is his penchant for participating in extended baseline rallies When the other player is in the zone and doesn't miss, Fed often ends up losing them, either by missing himself or taking too long to find the angle he wants for a winner, instead getting one blown past him, either by a strong flat forehand or a crisp two-handed backhand. Fortunately for Fed, no one is as consistently 'good' as he is, and his level of 'good' can beat just about anyone not playing at their finest in a 5 set match.

August 27, 2010  09:46 PM ET
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SI.com's tennis experts were asked to give their predictions for 2010 U.S. Open, which begins Sunday and runs through Sept. 12 in New York. Our panel was split between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on the men's side, while the women's picks, predictably, were much more varied. Five women -- Victoria Azarenka, Kim Clijsters, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams -- garnered votes.The experts also turned in their Sleeper and Flameout picks, which fell all over the map.What do you think? Weigh in with your predictions below.U.S. Open: Men's PredictionsU.S. Open: Women's Predictions

Womens SF Wozniacki v Petrova, Azarenka v. Clijsters
Final- Wozniacki v. Clijsters
Winner- Wozniacki

Mens SF Fish v. Federer, Gulbis v. Murray
Final- Federer v. Gulbis
Winner- Federer

August 28, 2010  12:43 AM ET

Men: Winner Berdych, sleeper Fish, Flameout Djokovic
Women: Winner Wozniacki, sleeper Azarenka, flameout Sharapova.. Jankovic hardly counts as a flamout, everyone is expecting it!

August 29, 2010  11:12 AM ET

Federer and Sharapova

August 30, 2010  09:14 AM ET

Venus can win this and I think she will...Fed is due although I am rooting mightily for Fish or Roddick.

September 3, 2010  06:42 PM ET

Gulbis in the final? Are you kidding?

SI is a crack team of tennis experts.

September 3, 2010  06:43 PM ET

Gulbis in the final? Are you kidding?

SI defnitely has a crack team of tennis experts.

September 8, 2010  11:48 AM ET

In the past Federer would've been a firm favourite, but his game has weakened of late, I think Nadal to win mens, although i'd like to see Djokovic win!

September 9, 2010  05:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

In the past Federer would've been a firm favourite, but his game has weakened of late, I think Nadal to win mens, although i'd like to see Djokovic win!

Federer's game doen't look too weak at the moment.

 
March 5, 2011  07:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Federer and Sharapova

Sharapova will not win any more majors. Federer could win but Djokovic is pushing to be the next dominant male. Murray is an outside threat if he's healthy.

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