Who Will Win US Open 2013 Tennis Grand Slam?

                US Open Tennis is fourth and final grand slam of the calendar year. US Open is considered as the oldest hard court lawn-tennis tournament as it was started way back in 1881. The other three grand slams are Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. Out of these four Grand slams French open is played on clay court, Wimbledon on Grass court while the remaining two Australian Open and US open are played on the hard courts.  

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Final of US Open 2013 will be played on September 9th 2013
US Open : Last Grand Slam of 2013

           Earlier this tournament was played on the Grass court then it shifted to the clay and finally to Hard court in 1975 and since then it has been played on the Hard court. US Open starts generally in late August and ends in early September. 133rd edition of US Open is starting from 26th August and the final match will be played on the 9th September, 2013.

Current US Open Champions

Andy Murray : British tennis star Andy Murray is current US Open champion. Murray defeated Novak Djokovick to win his US Open title as well first career grand slam title. Andy Murray defeated Serbian player Novak Djokovick with score of 7-6, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6 and 6-2 in the US Open 2012 finals. 

Andy Murray will be eying his 2nd us open and 3rd career grand slam
Andy Murray: Defending Mens US Open 2012 Champion

Serena Williams: American powerhouse Serena Williams is current US Open champion in women circuit. Serena defeated Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in final to win her 4th US Open as well as 15th career grand slam titles. Serena won the finals in three sets with the score of 6-2, 2-6 and 7-5.

Srena Williams will try to win her 5th US Open title
Serena Williams :Defending Women US Open 2012 Champion

Last 5 Years US Open Champions

             This table lists the US Open winners of the last five years in both Men and Women tennis circuit. Swiss tennis legend and greatest player of all time Roger Federer has won this tournament five times in a row from 2004-2008 with complete domination. But in last 5 years this tournament has seen a new winner every year. While in women section, Serena Won this tournament 2 times and retired tennis player Kim Clijsters also won it two times in last five years. Australian player Samantha Stosour won it once in 2011.  

Men’s Winner
Women’s Winner
Andy Murray
Serena Williams
Novak Djokovick
Samantha Stosour
Rafael Nadal
Kim Clijsters
Jun Martin Del Potro
Kim Clijsters
Roger Federer
Serena Williams


             The prize money in the US Open is going to be highest among all four Grand slams. The prize money has been increased for the every match of tournament from the round of 128 to the winner of tournament. Total prize in the US Open 2013 is little over the $ 34 million, and it is to be awarded in the following sequence for each round of the matches.

      Prize Money
      $ 2.6 Million
      Runner Up
      $ 1.3 Million
      $ 650,000
      Quarter- Finalist
      $ 325,000
      Round of 16 
      $ 165,000
      Round of 32
      $ 93,000
      Round of 64
      $ 53,000
      Round of 128
      $ 32,000


On analyzing tennis calendar year we get to see that this year has been dominated by the real power houses of the game in both men and women circuit. If we talk about the men tennis circuit then this year has been ruled by the “King of Clay” court Rafael Nadal who has won 9 titles including the French Open 2013 for record 8th time. Rafael Nadal is only tennis player in the history to win a single grand slam 8 or more times.

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After making his comeback from injury Nadal has participated in 12 events and went into 11 finals and won 9 out of them. Wimbledon 2013 was bad experience for him as he got out in first round. Apart from that he has played sizzling tennis and has a 50-03 win-loss record while 15-0 win-loss record on Hard court surface this year. He has won two consecutive Hard court titles Rogers Cup and Cincinnati Masters Title before participating into the US Open grand slam.

Rafael Nadal will try to win 2nd US Open and 13th Career grand slam title
Rafael Nadal : Favorite for US Open 2013 Grand Slam

World Number 2 tennis player Rafael Nadal will clearly start as a favorite in US Open riding on his good form. If Nadal wins this grand slam, then it will be his 13th grand slam and he will become third highest grand slam winners in men tennis history behind of Roger Federer and Pete Sampras. He is going to face stiff competition from defending champion Andy Murray and world number 1 Novak Djokovick. Andy Murray has played good tennis and also won Wimbledon this year. You can’t count out Novak Djokovick and Swiss Legend Roger Federer especially on the hard court events.


In women circuit, pretty much like the men circuit Serena Williams has completely dominated the calendar year. Winner of 16 career grand slam is looking in the best of fitness and well prepared for the US Open title. Serena has also won the French Open 2013 and various other titles this year. She lost in the finals of the Cincinnati Masters against the Victoria Azarenka in the finals. If we closely analyze the results of this year then we get to see that she is dominated every women tennis player and no one is posing that strength to face Serena Williams.

Serena will try to win 17th grand slam at US Open 2013
Serena Williams : Favorite for US Open 2013 Grand Slam

Wimbledon 2013 winner Marion Bartoli, Victoria Azarenka and Agnesia Radwanska can pose some threat in the way of Serena Williams for her 17th grand slam title. Maria Sharapova struggling with injury has withdrawn her name  from the US Open. Victoria Azarenka beat Serena in the Cincinnati Masters and this will definitely boost her confidence to face Serena. Still, American powerhouse Serena Williams will start as the super favorite for the Women’s title in her home country.

              Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are my favorite for the US Open 2013 titles. Do you agree with my Predictions? Who are your favorites for the US Open title?  Drop your views and your favorite for the US Open 2013 in the comment box!

Nadal Wins Cincinnati Masters 2013 Defeats John Isner in Final

             World Number 3 Rafael Nadal also referred as the “King of Clay Court” has added another ATP 1000 Masters Title in his kitty. Rafael Nadal defeated his American opponent John Isner in straight sets to win Cincinnati Masters for first time in his glorious tennis career. This year is turning out to be the best year for Rafael Nadal if we look in to the number of title he has won this year. He was playing in his second consecutive hard court final after the winning the Rogers Cup 2013 in straight sets against Canadian Milos Raonic. Rafael Nadal has already won 9 titles out of 12 events he participated in this tennis calendar year.

Nadal was playing in Cincinnati masters for 9th time
John Isner and Rafael Nadal with Cincinnati Masters Titles

             Rafael Nadal looked in good form throughout this tournament in which he defeated Greg Dimitrov, roger Federer and Thomas Berdych to make his way into the finals. While the other finalist John Isner defeated Milos Raonic, World no.1 tennis player Novak Djokovick and Juan Martin Del Potro to get into the finals. Rafael Nadal and John Isner displayed their best tennis in this hard court event to make their place into the finals.

        It was expected to be tight final as Rafael Nadal is in the form of his life while John Isner plays incredibly good on the hard court. Before this meeting both Nadal and Isner faced each other 3 times, all of them were won by the Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Rafael Nadal got stiff competition from American John Isner in first set and set went into the tie-breaker. In tie-breaker Nadal won it 10-8 and won the first set 7-6. In 2nd set too Isner started aggressively, but Nadal responded equally well to him. 2nd Set went to the tie breakers also which was eventually won by the Nadal 7-3 in tie breakers and set with score of 7-6.

Nadal now has 15 straight wins on Hard court this season
Rafael Nadal on the floor after winning the Cincinnati Masters Finals

            John Isner saved his best for his home crowd as he had 14 titles out of the 16 titles in the US, hit 11 aces but couldn’t crack the strong defense of Rafael Nadal.  Isner also failed to convert the three hard earned break-points. Rafael Nadal committed only 8 unforced errors in comparison of the 19 by John Isner. Isner didn’t give even a single chance at break point to the Spaniard.  In his 9th attempt he made it to the finals for the first time won it within 2 hours. Winning second set Rafael Nadal also won the Cincinnati Masters title for the first time. With this win Nadal extended his lead over the Isner to 4-0 in head to head meetings.

Nadal now has 59 tennis titles in his amazing tennis career
Rafael Nadal with Cincinnati Masters Title Posing for Photos

           This was Nadal’s 11th final in the 12 tournaments he participated after making the comeback from the injury after the gap of 7 months. Rafael Nadal won the two consecutive hard court events for the first time in his illustrious career. Rafael Nadal also increased his tally of ATP 1000 Masters Title to 26 which is a world record followed by 21 titles of Swiss Legend Roger Federer. Cincinnati Masters win has also increased his career title from 58 to 59 titles.

Nadal has won 9 finals out of the 11 finals this season
Nadal Bite to Cincinnati Title
        Rafael Nadal also known as Clay King has now 15 straight win on the Hard court and looks pretty set for 2nd US Open title. Nadal has a record of 50-3 win-loss this season after making the comeback from the injury and he looks all set for US open starting from 26th August. He won the US Open once in his career in 2010 when was seeded number 1 in the tournament. Win at the Cincinnati Masters also made him world number two displacing British Andy Murray.

               Congratulations to All Rafael Nadal Fans !!!

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