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View Poll Results: Who is the most dangerous floater at AO?
Youzhny 15 9.04%
Ancic 32 19.28%
Tipsarevic 35 21.08%
Gulbis 84 50.60%
Ferrero 9 5.42%
Nishikori 50 30.12%
Hewitt 42 25.30%
Haas 10 6.02%
Baghdatis 18 10.84%
Other 18 10.84%
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Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

the classic thread + this time a poll included for fun

floater = player who won't be seeded, but could make the second week (4th round/quarterfinals), take out a seeded player and have an impact beyond his ranking. Or a player that no seeded one wants to meet in the 1st round.

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1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Djokovic
4. Murray

5. Tsonga
6. Simon
7. Roddick
8. Del Potro

9. Blake
10. Nalbandian
11. Ferrer
12. Monfils

13. Gonzalez
14. Verdasco*
15. Wawrinka
16. Soderling

17. Almagro
18. Andreev
19. Berdych
20. Robredo
21. Cilic**
22. Fish
23. Gasquet
24. Karlovic

25. Stepanek***
26. Safin
27. Lopez
28. Mathieu
29. Tursunov
30. Schuettler
31. Melzer
32. Kohlschreiber

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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

Murray.
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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

Schwank,Kiefer,Darcis and Nishikori colud make 2 week
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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

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Schwank,Kiefer,Darcis and Nishikori colud make 2 week
i think kiefer's chances to play are <10%, as he suffered a torn ligament in his right foot (again).

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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

Gulbis, Nishikori and maybe Haas if he brings his AO form.

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i think kiefer's chances to play are <10%, as he suffered a torn ligament in his right foot (again).
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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

Robby Ginepri, Gulbis, Nishikori.

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Brian Baker - Steve Johnson - Lleyton Hewitt - Carlos Berlocq - Tommy Haas - Ivo Karlovic - Richard Gasquet - Kevin Anderson - David Ferrer - Michael Russell - Fabio Fognini - Dustin Brown - Somdev Devvarman
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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

Mikhail Youzhny, Carlos Moya, Janko Tipsarevic, Ernests Gulbis
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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

Hewitt.

Don't think anyone would like to play him in a night match on Rod laver in the first round.
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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

Exactly. Hewitt.

The others aren't that scary.

Hewitt can beat pretty much anyone from the top 30 in a 5 set-match, except for the top 5 I think.
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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

Definitely Lleyton on a paper, but still haven't seen him play after hip surgery so I am not sure how ready he will be. It will be clearer after Sydney. Some of those guys there can produce a 1st round upsets (there are few seeds that are in bad shape lately) but I can't see many of them reaching 2nd week.
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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

Lleyton
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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

Haas did always fine here; if he's healthy and has no very tough draw he should do so again in 2009

Hewitt and Gulbis have chances as well, I don't see much possibilities for the others mentioned in the poll

the draw should help me in deciding for one out of this trio (or somebody else) whom I consider most dangerous
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Re: Dangerous floaters for AO 2009

yes hewitt still has the intimidation factor.
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