Settle in, these predictions are spicy.
The 2016 edition of the US Open is the 136th of its kind, both the fourth and final Grand Slam event of any given year. Tennis fans across the world will be tuning in to see the world’s best players vie for the US Open Trophy. Australia is the fun Slam, Roland Garros is the creative Slam, Wimbledon is the traditional Slam, but let’s get real, Flushing Meadows is where the magic really happens.
Time to think outside the box and make 9 bold predictions for the 2016 US Open.
Hey now… we all know he has it in him. Murray is coming off a Wimbledon title and recently became the ONLY tennis player to win multiple singles gold Olympic medals. If he can capture the Open as well, he’ll be laughing all the way home.
This 22-year-old Puerto Rican brought her country its first EVER gold. Can she stun the field and capture another crown? She was certainly happy about her Olympic gold.
Serena suffered a crushing loss in the 2015 SF, only two wins away from capturing the Calendar Slam. This year, a nagging shoulder injury and a tough first round match against Ekaterina Makarova make elimination a real possibility. Will the queen be dethroned?
Vinci was the underdog that took down Queen ‘Rena in the SFs last year. She ended up losing to her compatriot in the final, Flavia Pennetta, who retired promptly after the match. Vinci was understandably surprised.
The current record stands at 163.7 mph, BUT he’s nicknamed ‘The Missile’ for a reason. The Toronto Blue Jays even want him as a pitcher.
He’s done it once already this year (4R Australian Open), who says he can’t do it again? Even if he doesn’t hit 100 UFEs, Novak always has something up his sleeve.
This 28-year-old German is now a Grand Slam winner and could be world No. 1 at the end of the Open. Come on Angie, we want to see more celebrations like this!
This guy is hilarious
Back with her old coach Nick Saviano, we’re hoping Genie can crack the second week at the Open!
He won’t be competing this year, but who’s to say he won’t show up anyway?
If he doesn’t, cue the waterworks.