Matchups We Want To See In Canada

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Agnieszka Radwanska vs. Angelique Kerber

Aug 26, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) returns a shot to Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) on Armstrong Stadium on day three of the 2013 US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Projected Meeting: Quarterfinal

This matchup’s inclusion on the list should make sense for anyone who witnessed Radwanska and Kerber’s phenomenal match in Stanford this weekend.

Standing among the best matches of the year, Aga and Angie’s quarterfinal clash presented spectators with over two hours of counterpunching perfection. Radwanska’s variety was on full display, with her signature drop shot/lob combination inviting awe in the Stanford crowds. Similarly, Kerber’s retrieval skills, along with her ability to redirect pace to produce winners from the most awkward of court positions ensured that Aga had a match on her hands.

Kerber won the match, and the tournament at that, although it was a shame that Radwanska had to walk away from the match empty-handed. After a shaky year, the match suggested that the Pole is now back at her best and ready to do damage throughout the US hard court series.

And now, Radwanska may be able to avenge her loss, in the Rogers Cup quarterfinal (should they both make it that far). They both lie in Simona Halep’s section of the draw, and given the Romanian’s recent slump, should be the favourites to reach the final eight.

Having said that, injury may prevent both of them from reaching that stage. Radwanska showed signs of stilted mobility in her first match against Misaki Doi. Kerber, too, looked to be incredibly fatigued and on the verge of cramping in her final match against Karolina Pliskova.

If they can quell the physical effects of their Stanford runs, settle in for another exciting tussle between two of the hottest players on tour right now.

(Premature) Prediction: Kerber in 3.

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