Preview of the 2015 US Open Tennis Tournament Men’s Draw.
The Top 44 Guys, Plus Youth Brigade Report
Every Slam since 2000, I have drafted with a group of friends and weighted each round’s wins to determine each players total points (5, 8, 10, 12, 14 16, 20…5 pts for a 1st rnd win thru 20 for taking title…winner accumulates 85 pts). About 7 years ago it solidified into 6 guys, no more to be added, drafting 9 rounds, but only counting each guy’s best 8. The draft is by email starting the Monday before the tourney starts, draw unknown. It’s a blast, and as a fantasy junkie (hoops, football, tennis), it’s a great way to keep the skills sharp in between the monster bball and football drafts.
For the US Open preview, I went through the picks in order, with brief notes on each guy. Below that is a thorough update on the Youth Brigade, the deep collection of teens and early 20′s players making significant waves on the tour…Four different 17 yr olds have won matches on tour this year. Continue Reading 2015 US Open Men’s Preview – Tennis