Four of the eight quarter-finalists have been decided at the Flushing Meadows. The remaining four spots will be fought for by only one unseeded player as the other seven have their rankings pretty high in the ATP. Thus alluding to the fact that we are in for some good tennis matches on Monday.
First match on Arthur Ashe stadium will feature the reigning Roland Garros champion, Stan Wawrinka and the young American Donald Young. Donald has been impressive this week at the USO, as he came out of a dire situation, trailing two sets to love against the number 22 seed, Viktor Troicki to win the match 6-4 in the decider. Stan’s campaign has not been as dramatic as his next round opponent, as he took out each of his first three round’s opponents in straight sets.
The match promises to be a good one, as Donald has nothing to lose. He will go for the broke and being a left-hander, will target Stan’s single-handed backhand to win in medium to long rallies. Stan, on the hand, will like to have a good start and diminish young man’s confidence and force him out of the match.
On Louis Armstrong stadium, World number 3, Andy Murray, takes on the big server from South Africa, Kevin Anderson. Andy, is arguably one of the best returner in the game. Such contrast in styles of play between Andy and the player on the other side of the net, makes the match-up even more interesting.
The prime-time match on Arthur Ashe stadium is scheduled between the Fedexpress, Roger Federer and the hometown favourite, John Isner. Federer, in this kind of form, is dangerous to say the least. He has obliterated all of his first three round opponents. When asked if Roger will use his special SABR( Sneaky Attack by Roger) shot against a big server such as Isner, Roger had the following to say.
I don’t think so, I can always try. But it’s probably not the right guy to do it against.
We all know, Federer likes to feel the game and adapt accordingly on the tennis court, so I still won’t completely rule out the possibility of a sneaky attack.
The final match to decide the quarter-finalist is between the big man from Czech-Republic, Tomas Berdych and the Wimbledon semi-finalist, Richard Gasquet. Richard has been in fine form this year, especially at the Grand Slams. With Tomas’s kind of aggression and Richard’s kind of poise, a good match is coming our way.