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Which (ordered) top-4 do you predict in the end of 2009 ?

As we approach a season which, I think, might be even more exciting than this one ?, and also maybe more opened with at least 4 very big players who will still be a good age,

I believe this topic may interest a lot of people.

I will collect your predictions and make statistics about that (probably I will give 4 points for number 1, 3 for number 2, etcaetera ... but I will also make statistics for how often every player is predicted as number 1, number 2, etc).

Of course, I expect Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Murray to be highly represented in these statistics, but other players are also allowed.
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Re: Which (ordered) top-4 do you predict in the end of 2009 ?

As for me, here is my prediction :

1. Nadal : he's still young, he still improves (especially his serve) and has at least a great advantage for the rankings with the points he can earn on clay ... but the beginning of his season might be disturbed by his leg-problem and his game depends a lot on his physical ability.

2. Djokovic : one year younger, he had psychological problems in the second half of the season, having imagined he was too high too early. But I believe his victory in the Masters Cup will give him back the confidence and willingness he needs.

3. Murray : I was very impressed by the end of his season, but I still doubt his mentality and concentration can stay so good permanently (for instance his first rounds were very hard in the US Open), and I still think he is far behind the 3 best others on clay.

4. Federer : I have to say I'm a huge fan of his , then of course I would be delighted if he is higher in the rankings, and, more importantly, if he often plays as well as he did in Madrid and the US Open, and if he wins some grand slams. I also think he is the best behind Nadal on clay (I will also look forward to Del Potro on this surface).
But ... he gets older (often players reach their high level at 25, like him in 2006, and for me he declines since 2007 ; this year, he will be the same age as Sampras in 1999 ... but with far better competitors, I believe). And also there are more players who like to play against him : Nadal, Murray, Simon especially ... who especially focus to his backhand and bring back a lot of shots to let him make a fault. Of course he can volley more but all of these players are also very good for passing-shots. Then ... anyway, the challenge is very hard for him. I hope at least he will win a grand slam, but it will be harder for the rankings, as I think it's harder for him to be regular all year now, especially in smaller tournaments like masters series.

That's my prediction (not my favorite one, which would be Federer Djokovic Murray Nadal), and what about yours ?
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Re: Which (ordered) top-4 do you predict in the end of 2009 ?

nadal
djokovic
federer
murray
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Re: Which (ordered) top-4 do you predict in the end of 2009 ?

Sampras
Roddick
Almagro
Nadal

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Re: Which (ordered) top-4 do you predict in the end of 2009 ?

Davydenko
Murray
Djokovic
Federer
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Re: Which (ordered) top-4 do you predict in the end of 2009 ?

1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Federer
4. Murray
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Re: Which (ordered) top-4 do you predict in the end of 2009 ?

I'd want:
1.Baghdatis
2.Roddick
3.Federer
4.Djokovic/Sampras/Blake/Philippoussis/Economidis

I think:
1.Nadal
2.Djokovic
3.Federer
4.?

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Re: Which (ordered) top-4 do you predict in the end of 2009 ?

1 nadal
2 djokovic
3 Tsonga
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1 = Djokovic
2 = Murray
3 = Nadal
4 = Simon (OK, me biased )
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2. Nadal
3. Simon
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Davydenko
Murray
Djokovic
Federer


the sad thing is that you are probably being serious.
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the sad thing is that you are probably being serious.
Lets say davydenko has an immence season now, not only regaining his form from before but surpassing it and taking home atleast a grand slam and several TMS and then you will look completely stupid.
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Re: Which (ordered) top-4 do you predict in the end of 2009 ?

1. Murray
2. Nadal
3. Djokovic
4. Del Potro or Tsonga or Simon
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12 Federer

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Re: Which (ordered) top-4 do you predict in the end of 2009 ?

1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Djokovic
4. Murray
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Re: Which (ordered) top-4 do you predict in the end of 2009 ?

Federer
Nadal
Murray
Davydenko

I could live with that...
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