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View Poll Results: Who will win the most games at Wimby this yeaR?
KING Oscar Hernandez (he's the only reason the Queen is coming) 10 28.57%
Pere Riba (from crucial clay court challenger to non important Grand Slam) 7 20.00%
Fred Gil (the new incarnation of Fred Perry?) 6 17.14%
Blaz Kavcic (he has his own mountainside grass court in Slovenia) 7 20.00%
Montanes (another difficult draw this year for Prince Albert) 20 57.14%
Massu (came through a difficult draw in '01 for R32) 4 11.43%
Chela (1st round vs gargoyle server Dent) 6 17.14%
Marcos Daniel (once beat Kavcic on grass!!!!) 7 20.00%
Zeballos (I still cant believe how bad he was against Krajinovic) 10 28.57%
Lorenzi (surely no chance against Prince Albert?) 6 17.14%
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Which grass court GOD will go the furthest?

Which grass court GOD will dazzle the brits with their spectacular knowledge of grass court tennis? Who will have a Montanes-esque @ wimby 2009 type run to the 3rd round? Who can win the most games from 5 meters behind the baseline with a 100km/h first serve while only ever coming to the net to shake hands?

Gil, Riba and King Oscar have all perfect preparation for SW19 with clay court challenger events the week before Wimby. Can Pere Riba do the famous Bytom/Wimbledon double?

With Montanes vs Lorenzi in the first round, we are guaranteed at least one grass god in the second round, but who can emulate Massu's third round masterclass at Wimbledon 2001?

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Re: Which grass court GOD will go the furthest?

What about Santiago Ventura? 0-5 career record on grass.
Honorable mention goes to Maxi Gonzalez, who managed to get bagelled by Ivo "The King's bitch" Minar at last year Wimby.
But I will still bet my money on Prince Albert!

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LOL. Kavcic and his mountainside grass court has to be a serious contender for the 3rd round..
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Prince Albert it is

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rik de voest to win wimbledon.
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Re: Which grass court GOD will go the furthest?

Probably Albert. He has a good chance at a R3. Albert made R3 last year, and while he still is below-average on surfaces other than clay, he's improved a lot and put more importance on other surfaces the last few years. Also, Zeballos isn't a clay only player, he shouldn't be there on that list. He also has a decent draw to make R3 but Lu will beat him most likely.

Riba on paper has a decent draw for R1 but he's playing in Poland on clay, obviously showing he places little importance on Wimbledon. Kavcic has Kubot who has been awful for a while, but I don't see him winning. Daniel, Nico M. and Oscar have qualifiers also, so they have a decent draw for R1. I can see a couple of these guys winning their R1 matches.
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Santi does not belong on this list. He actually has a game that can play well on grass, and he enjoys playing on grass.

Machi definitely should be on this list, though.
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What about Santiago Ventura? 0-5 career record on grass.
Honorable mention goes to Maxi Gonzalez, who managed to get bagelled by Ivo "The King's bitch" Minar at last year Wimby.
But I will still bet my money on Prince Albert!
yea i was thinking of him but he got to the final round of qualifying so I let him go.

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This is the year of the oscar
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I have never heard of these guys.
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Far more impressive than one-surface dirtrollers are the British variant: the no-surface wonder.

Jamie Baker could pull one out, Beck has a lot of physical issues lately.
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Awesome OP and it won't let me rep you

Who's replacing Gulbis in the draw? If it's not Picasso, perhaps Kavcic can make a run to R3. Then again, he might be steamrolled by Kubot in R1 if he gets his act together.
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massu can make semis. even the final. but he cant win.
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