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2017 US Open Tennis Tournament Brackets and Updates

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The 2017 US Open tennis tournament rages on in Queens, and we’ve got the brackets to prove it. Who is still kicking in the last Grand Slam event of the tennis season?

An eventful season it was as well. Serena takes a break for a baby, Roger Federer stages a major comeback, and Novak Djokovic forks over the number one spot. What will happen in the finale of the big tennis tournaments of the year?

Our updates to the 2017 US Open bracket appear below, and analysis follows. We have all the bases covered.

2017 US Open Tennis Tournament Brackets: Men’s Draw, September 9

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2017 US Open Tennis Tournament Brackets: Men’s Draw Analysis, September 9

Rafa Nadal ended Juan Martin del Potro’s run in Queens to advance to the US Open final as the clear favorite. The number one seed in the tournament faces South Africa’s Kevin Anderson. Anderson came out of the bottom half of the bracket, which lacked the star power of the top in the later rounds.

A Nadal victory would be no surprise to anyone ever. He won the US Open in 2010 and 2013, and why would it be a shock for the world’s top player to win? As for Anderson, this is the furthest he’s ever gone in a Grand Slam event. Win or lose, he’ll get a nice bounce in the ATP wold rankings. For what it’s worth, Nadal won all four prior meetings between them.

2017 US Open Tennis Tournament Brackets: Men’s Draw Analysis, September 7

Remember how we said that Federer won 16 of 21 matches against Juan Martin del Potro? Make that 16 of 22, and it denied the fans another Nadal-Federer showdown. All the credit to del Potro, though, for taking out the best ever in the midst of a renaissance.

The last remaining American male, Sam Querrey, lost to South Africa’s Kevin Anderson. This underlies the continuing disappointment coming from American men’s tennis. There is no great player on the level of a Federer, Nadal, Novak Djokovic, or Andy Murray. An American hasn’t won the men’s singles of a Grand Slam event since Andy Roddick in the 2003 US Open. For those counting, that’s 56 tournaments in a row, making it an historic dry spell.

2017 US Open Tennis Tournament Brackets: Men’s Draw Analysis, September 6

America’s hopes rest on the racket of Sam Querrey, the 17th seed in the men’s draw. He’s got a realistic chance at the men’s final, though Pablo Carreno Busta looks on his game. As mentioned several days ago, the top half of the draw is the one with all the action. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federe remain on a collision course.

Nadal and Andrey Rublev have never met, but Roger Federer has a 16-5 match advantage over Juan Martin del Potro.

2017 US Open Tennis Tournament Brackets: Men’s Draw Analysis, September 3

Watch out, for Federer lurks. You know, the best male tennis player of all time who won two other majors this year at age 35. He just turned 36, as if that’s going to stop him. If he takes it all the way, Federer would go three for four in Grand Slam tournaments this season. Not bad for a guy who’s closer to 40 than 30. Such is life when you’re the GOAT.

He’s two rounds away from meeting Rafa Nadal, with whom he’s tangoed many times. 37 to be exact, and all signs point to number 38 happening soon in Flushing Meadows. Nadal, not Federer, has the best of that all-time series with a 23-14 record. By the way, Nadal is the only other male singles player to win a major this season.

The bottom half of the men’s bracket is wide open. Andy Murray, Milos Raonic, and Novak Djokovic all skipped the US Open. Marin Cilic lost in the third round to Diego Schwartzman, taking another top contender out of the mix. The two titans remaining in the men’s field sit in the top half of the bracket. There is no obvious frontrunner in the bottom. We could end up with someone like Sam Querrey or Pablo Carreno Busta in the final.

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