Re: "Everyone has a bad year. It's looking like a bad year for me." - Juanqui
CmonAussie, if your prediction of JC fall out of top 10 were based on predicting that he will have serious health/injury problems during the year, then my hat off to you, you are dead on. Otherwise. When I predict the ranking, I assume players will be in good health and I based on their ability in order to predict, and to me, JC's ability is Top 5 whichever way I see it, unless and until he got hampered by poor health which I really couldn't call it in Jan. Who would have thought he will get chicken pox and bruised ribs.
Besides, only 5 months has past, there is another 6 months to play. Right now, JC is still ranked in Top 5 in Entry system and less than 10% of his points are from clay. It's likely he will fall a little bit but no lower than 7 after RG. Which means, if he can defend last year's points on hard court and grass, then he is likely to remain in Top 10. Granted, his health is still an issue and if that doesn't turn around quick, the year will be over for him. If his condition doesn't improve for the rest of the year, he could end up anywhere in the ranking, like Safin who missed half of last year ends at 77 rank. If that happens, at the least Ferrero has a poor health for an excuse, whereas Hewitt doesn't when he fell last year.
Last edited by lalaland; 05-28-2004 at 08:16 PM.