"Men's winner will be Rafael Nadal. His knee is much better and this is his time. Women's winner will be Serena Williams. She is tougher than her sister and most of the guys."
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After Andy Roddick's incredible match against Roger Federer at Wimbledon, I gotta believe he's gonna turn it into a victory at the U.S. Open. This is the best he's ever looked. Roddick's ready to win. On the women's side, Serena Williams has got this match. She's looking unstoppable.
3 of 20Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
"Andy Roddick. Roddick played extremely well against Federer at Wimbledon. Roddick's best surface is hard court, the U.S. Open is his only grand slam victory, New Yorker's adore Roddick and Roddick is American! It is The U.S. Open, right? For the women, Serena Williams. She's just so good, so tough to beat. She's always a threat and this year I think she wins it all."
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"Serena Williams will win because she's simply the best; nothing need more be said. She's the best."
5 of 20Ethan Miller/Getty Images
"Rafael Nadal because my 70-year-old mother is in love with him and I don't want to break her heart by picking Federer. On the female side I will go with Venus Williams just because I think she deserves to snatch some wins from her sister's grasp."
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''I'm predicting a Roger Federer/Juan Martin Del Potro final with Federer taking it in four tight sets. Del Potro played terrific tennis throughout the U.S. Open Series and has a ton of firepower off both wings and serve. The only thing that is suspect is his fitness. I think he will plow through everyone until the semis, where he will squeak through and have nothing left in the tank against Federer (who is playing to add to his legacy alone at this point). <br>On the women's side, how about a Serena Williams/Elena Dementiava final, with Serena winning in straight sets. She is not happy about losing to Dementieva in straight sets in the semis of the Rogers Cup. And I don't think she's pleased about being seeded number two when the number one seed has never won a slam.''
7 of 20Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
"Roger Federer is my choice for the men's title. He is on a hot streak and I don't think anyone can touch him, especially with Nadal's recent injury. On the women's side, I think Vera Zvonareva will win the women's title this year. She won the BNP Paribas, the second biggest hard court tournament on American soil just this March, so that victory coupled with her recent high level of performance should propel her to win the U.S. Open as well."
8 of 20Christian Petersen/Getty Images
"I'm going with the All-American sweep. On the men's side, Andy Roddick is playing the best tennis since his last major win. With his big serve and the confidence he gained with that match against Federer at Wimbbledon, it's his time to shine again. It's Venus Williams' time to take home the title, as well. People love Serena, and she's great, but it's time for the planets to revolve around the sun again."
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Greg Norman, International Team captain for Presidents Cup
"Andy Murray and Serena Williams. I'm very impressed with Murray's work ethic since the last U.S. Open. He is a very improved player and I believe that this stage suits his character and game very well. I'm going with Serena because she rises to the occasion and she just loves the venue."
10 of 20Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
"Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Put simply, they're the best in the world on their respective sides. Roger is a machine and Serena is a prodigy on the court. No one is taking them down!"
11 of 20AP
"For the men, Roger Federer because of his domination of the U.S. Open. The recent birth of his daughter, the chance to make history, it will be like Tiger Woods winning last year against Rocco Mediate. For the women, I think the Williams sisters will dominate again. Although Serena is ranked number two, she's got Common on her mind, so Venus will have a chance to sneak up on her. I love either one of them for the winner."
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"Novak Djokovic in the men's draw, and Jelena Jankovic rules the women's side. Not only do they each represent the great talent hailing from my homeland of Serbia, but they have each shown considerable talent and skill in recent tournament competition. I believe they are both poised for major success in this year's U.S. Open!''
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"I should gun for Andy Murray as a fellow Brit but I am a real closet Roger fan! Painfully torn! For Ladies, my pick is Venus -- time for the elder sibling to show Serena who is boss."
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''Roger Federer is a no-brainer pick on the mens side, right? Wrong. Andy Roddick has gotten over the hump and proved to himself that he has enough game to beat Federer coming off the epic 5th set at Wimbledon. The energy he will tap into from the night crowds in NYC and his huge serve will be enough to get him past the Roger. This is his year.''<br>''On the Womens side of the equation, this is not going to be Nuria Vives' tourney to move out of the 100th spot on the rankings board, but that being said, a lot of ladies can win this thing. Some say its Venus' turn to hoist some hardware, and many like Dementieva and Jankovic's chances, especially on this surface (I like the way the Aussi Stosur is playing too) but I am thinking that like the Roddick bet, Dinara Safina, the world number one, will have to make good sooner or later under the bright lights of a Grand Slam and I think this is her tourney to lose.''
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Fred Couples, U.S. Presidents Cup captain
"Roger Federer -- He's a pretty obvious choice, although there are a couple of guys who could win at any time. On the women's side, Serena Williams. She's just a superior athlete and she's really playing well right now."
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"Andy Roddick. Why? Why not? He's the best looking one out of him, Federer and Nadal. I think going that many rounds with Federer in the Wimbledon final made him a smarter, hungrier player. He's going to be really well prepared, and be hungry to win it. He's got an amazing serve. And i think it's going to take him all the way."
17 of 20AP
''Andy Roddick. I think he showed tremendous heart and character at Wimbledon and it took an exceptional performance by Federer to beat him. If he can summon that effort once again and sustain it for six matches, I think he wins. <br>For the women, Serena Williams. When she is on her game, she's just better than the competition. She always seems to be at her best in big events.''
18 of 20Ethan Miller/Getty Images
"Andy Roddick and Serena Williams. I love Andy Roddick's new dedication to fitness, and the fact that he stared down the game's best player (Roger Federer) and took him to the absolute limit at Wimbledon! No one stays at the top this many years in tennis, thus I think that the days of Federer winning two or three majors a year are coming to an end soon. I'm going with Roddick as the 2009 U.S. Open champion!"
19 of 20Fredrick M. Brown/Getty Images
"Andy Roddick has been playing solid tennis this year and he's always a favorite at the U.S. Open. I think he'll certainly be one of the players to beat. As for the women, Venus Williams is just an amazing player and you can never count out the Williams sisters."
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"Roger Federer is in the best form right now and is coming off a big win at the Cincinnati Open. He is playing with a lot of confidence. On the women's side, Caroline Wozniacki is ranked No. 9 heading in to the Open but is also coming off a big win in her last tournament. She isn't a favorite, but I think she can make a deep run."
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