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Roger Federer: Mark Petchey's pick for the men's singles title at Flushing Meadows
Sky Sports tennis expert Mark Petchey picks out his ones to watch ahead of this years US Open at Flushing Meadows.
As the countdown continues to the start of the tournament at Flushing Meadows on Monday 25 August, our man in New York reveals one pick per day.
Sunday's pick for the men's singles title is... Roger Federer
I have to go with the form book here and that means Roger Federer - his form this season is deserving of an 18th grand slam title. He is an inspiration to many because of his pure, undiluted love for his job. Every potential hurdle and obstacle to his career he has seen as an opportunity. Whether it's a new racket or an ever-enlarging family, he seems to find it possible rather than impossible, as it would appear to most. The sporting romantics would love to see him holding the trophy at the end of the fortnight.
Obviously, I would love to see an Andy Murray victory and it's certainly within his grasp. The draw hasn't been kind but Andy has always loved the challenge. I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the final again at Flushing Meadows.
Outside the favourites: Milos Raonic
If I were to pick one player outside of the usual names to possibly win in New York City it would be Milos Raonic. He has the look of composure you need in the spotlight, the calmness of someone who believes he is close to fulfilling his destiny and the form coming into the US Open to win it. The big Canadian might just be standing the tallest come the end of what promises to be a fascinating fortnight in the Big Apple.
Saturday's pick for the men's doubles title was . The Bryan brothers
This is such a tough pick as I really want to go with two teams. Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil, who won 14 straight matches, including winning Wimbledon in their first event ever together would be my original pick. They had the best start ever as a team in over 30 years. However, it's the Bryan brothers who won in Cincinnati for their 30 Masters 1000 title. It was also their 99th career title together. For a team who has won everything to see them clock up a century of titles in New York would be a fitting tribute.
Bryan brothers Team Stats:
Robert & Michael Bryan (known commonly as Bob & Mike Bryan) have won 15 grand slam doubles titles, 30 Masters 1000 titles, 12 ATP 500 titles, 38 ATP 250 titles, three World Tour Finals titles and one Olympic Gold medal.