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Question 2010 European clay court season - what can we expect?

The commencement of a 9-week stint on European clay is a matter of days away, and I doubt I'm alone in wondering what we are going to witness next. The Australian swing was perhaps fairly predictable, but certainly the Indian Wells and Miami Masters have served up a number of surprises...notably Ljubo's rise to greatness.


There are a number of big events on the calendar over the next 9 weeks (Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Rome, Madrid, French Open...and not forgetting the widely regarded 'sixth' Slam event in Houston), but who are you expecting to feature heavily?


Will Rafa reassert his dominance on clay? Will Fed quietly go about his preparations for RG and sneak back-to-back wins? Will Djokovic finally find some better form? Will Murray be able to improve on last year's unspectacular clay results? Will Del Potro return with a bang? Could Roddick 'shock' the world with another R16 at the French Open? Will Nalbandian's comeback gain more momentum? ...and which of the other players (the likes of Monaco, Bellucci etc) do you expect to post some decent results?


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Re: 2010 European clay court season - what can we expect?

Djokovic to get back to a good level of tennis.

Berdych | Murray | Tsonga | Monfils | Raonic | Soderling
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Re: 2010 European clay court season - what can we expect?

Del Potro to win his first master, Kolya to play his first GS final. . Roger to win Madrid and play the RG semifinal against NAdal (winner will go on to take the title). That's what I expect
Djokovic & Soderling should have good results as well.

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Gonna be all Mugro.

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Re: 2010 European clay court season - what can we expect?

A new GS champ. Rafa to dissapoint. Im hoping Blake makes a surprising deep run in RG . Fed to win a masters. Roddick to make a clay-semi
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Re: 2010 European clay court season - what can we expect?

Federer to beat Nadal at RG for the first time en route to his second consecutive French Open.

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Re: 2010 European clay court season - what can we expect?

Nadal nor Federer to win RG.

Berdych | Murray | Tsonga | Monfils | Raonic | Soderling
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Re: 2010 European clay court season - what can we expect?

Seems like Nadal is fit but is short on confidence. MC is one of his favorite tournaments so a win there means another dominant clay season for Nadal.

Murray is still trying to find his bearing on clay so it will be tough for him to play on this surface in addition to coming to terms with his current mental problems.

Djokovic could actually do well because his ground strokes are still quite solid and his serving yips won't matter that much on clay.

Federer will have a repeat of last year where he will probably lose in Rome, maybe win Estoril and go deep in Madrid and RG.

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Re: 2010 European clay court season - what can we expect?

I think that Nadal will get the first part of the season, but how long will his knee hold on ?

Federer's main goal is Roland-Garros, I'm sure about that, and he surely secretly hopes that Nadal will have problems before

Nadal's opponents on clay are a catastrophe recently : I'm sorry that Del Potro still looks injured. Davydenko the same. And I don't think current Djokovic can be a threat for Nadal. Monfils also injured Murray well his goal will be Wimbledon.

I think that claycourter specialists like Ferrer, Ferrero, Monaco have good chance for the beginning of clay season behind Nadal considering all these problems by big guns and the fact that Federer will start later his clay season.

It will also be interesting to see Söderling more often on clay

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Federer to beat Nadal at RG for the first time en route to his second consecutive French Open.

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I thought about it a moment ago when I saw Nadal making so many UE, but after tonight's match I'm not confident about that anymore (Nadal's power is back)

But anyway, Fed's goal is RG, no doubt

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Re: 2010 European clay court season - what can we expect?

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Rafa will dissapponit you all

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Federer will win RG. Then he will win Wimbledon. Then the USO.

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Re: 2010 European clay court season - what can we expect?

Nadal to win Monte Carlo, Rome and RG.
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Re: 2010 European clay court season - what can we expect?

Rafa will win at least 2 MS tournaments, I'd give him abour 80-90% chance to win RG as well. If he's washed up, the field will be wide open and we'll likely get some really unexpected champions, but Roger will defend RG (if Rafa's done that is).

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