Fallout From the US Open

How do you tell who is who without a score card is apt in women’s tennis.  The number of players from the former Eastern European Soviet states are growing by leaps and bounds.  Sure we can pencil in Serena at the top of the women’s division and Novak on the men’s side but what about after that.  With some clear profit making opportunities still existing before the year end world championships, let us look at who is whom in the game right after the US Open.

Serena Drops Points


The lead is of such substance that her getting just to the finals of the US Open caused her to surrender some points.  However, the gap is so large that Simona Halep is light years aways from her.  Immediately retired and now in the top ten is Flavia Pennetta who surrendered her career after winning the US Open.  Number eight is where she will always talk of being to future generations of Italian players.  The rest of the ladies are lacking in physical tools or mental fortitude.  Maria’s shoulder has always limited her to being a few pegs below the top like where she is at right now #3.  Heck Wozniacki’s #6 is a tribute to the dedication of never quitting and playing nearly all the events she can.  Only Garbine Muguruza has shown real prowess for the future with her at #9

Rafa Wont go Away

#7 has rarely been so insignificant.  Waiting for the rating points to drop off, Nadal is a shell of what he once was.  Heck Berdych can hammer down the #5 spot without hardly ever beating the top four.  Old man Ferrer is still playing the counter hitting game being long in the tooth.  Milos Raonic is one dimensional at nine.  Promise can be seen in Nishikori at number six and Giles Simon rounding out the top ten at number ten.

So there you have it.  Someone has to occupy some of the rafters of the top spot.  Invest in Muguruza and Simon in the immediate future as they are hungry and do not have the glaring weaknesses that others have.  Good fortune to you today and we will talk to you tomorrow here at HRWager.


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