In a flash of an eye, August is upon us, which means school has started. When school starts, this means the US Open is about to begin play.

I grew up playing on hard surfaces, so I appreciate watching professional tennis players play on a hard court surface. The US Open’s courts surface is also called, Pro DecoTurf.

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Paula Flinn

I think you are correct about Nadal being “hungry” for a win here, but Djokovic’s most challenging Grand Slam is the French Open, not the US Open.

You are probably correct about Simone Halep, but Madison Keys best her in the warm up to this US Open. There are a lot of wonderful women tennis players. It’s hard to pick a winner. Let’s see what Sloan’s Stephens, Angie Kerber, Naomi Osaka, and Serena do and who is healthy. I will pick Madison Keys because she is better this year than last. If Madison doesn’t lose her nerve or get down on herself, she should make the Semifinals and maybe win it all.

The men’s final should be between Nadal & Djokovic, if they are not both on one side of the draw.

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