So if 2002 was the "year of mr nobody", what does 2003 have in store? - MensTennisForums.com
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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 12-03-2002, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Talking So if 2002 was the "year of mr nobody", what does 2003 have in store?

I believe it was The Boiled Egg who coined 2002 as "the year of Mr Nobody". It may also be known as the year of "WTF?!", the year of "did that REALLY happen, or are you just making that up?", etc etc...

Anyhow, so any thoughts on what 2003 may hold?

I was thinking something along the lines of "the year of Mr FINALLY"

That is:

-Hewitt finally does well in Australia, maybe wins it.
-Ferrero or Corretja finally wins Roland Garros.
-Safin finally stops being a one slam wonder, and takes over number 1 again.
-Henman finally wins Wimbledon? Okay so maybe Rafter comes back and finally wins it, or Mark P finally holds up long enough...
-Haas finally finds it in himself to win a slam (I left the US Open for him)
-Pete and Andre finally retire? (jk)

Anyone else have ideas?
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- Roger will for once have a consistant year.
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- The year of "No Americans in the top 10"

- The first time in many years (or perhaps ever??) that an Asian player reaches the top 10 (Srichapan, of course)
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2003........ The Return of the Crocks

well i hope so.

Goran ivanisevic
Patrick Rafter (hopefully)
Richard Krajicek to have a good healthy year for once
Mark Philippoussis
Marcelo Rios to have a complete year too
Gustavo Kuerten

etc
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Finally Ferrero won't choke on some big occasion. Like he did at RG final and MC

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"yet another year of mr nobody" j/k


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Sebastien Grosjean, Carlos Moya, Marat Safin, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Marcelo Rios, Richard Gasquet, Fabrice Santoro, Alex Corretja, Xavier Malisse, Juan Ignacio Chela, Tommy Robredo, Max Mirnyi, Ivan Ljubicic, Gaston Gaudio, Paradorn Srichaphan, Yeu-Tzuoo Wang, Yen-Hsun Lu and many many more!
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- The year of "No Americans in the top 10"

- The first time in many years (or perhaps ever??) that an Asian player reaches the top 10 (Srichapan, of course)
ever
Vijay reach 16 when he played for india in the very past time

Best of luck to Paradorn Srichaphan
Andre Agassi
James Blake
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I don't think this was the year of nobodies. only Johanssen and Costa came out of "nowhere" all the other slams and masters tournaments were won by top 15 players.

Next year Richard and Mario will screw up everyone's best laid plans.

Arwen and Aragorn
Eowyn and Faramir
Eomer

Marat, Lleyton, Marcelo, Yevgeni, Serena, Anna k., Venus, Martina H. So they say you're arrogant, tell em to kiss your ***.

So they say you can't control your temper, so what?

So they say you're rude, keep laughing as you win titles

To all the bad boys and bad girls keep on keeping on and screw everyone else.
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Roddick will soar through the rankings and win some titles and probably 1 slam too

Andy Roddick.Fernando Verdasco.Richard Gasquet.Tommy Haas





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1. You can hope for some great results for Ferrero but.. even at RG, he will be an underdog against healthy Guga or motivated Safin.

2. The biggest puzzle is Wimbledon, Hewitt won it this year mostly by default ( look at his path to the titile )..

3. Australian Open will be won by a European player

4. Safin will win at least 2 Slams

5. Goran will find out that hi serve is much less effective with new bigger balls.

6. We will hear some new names..

7. Sampras won't win Roland Garros.
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ys, you also laughed at me last year when I said that Ferrero would make the year end top 5 for this year.

I hope your chronic habbit of underestimating him continues

Don't worry you are in good company, the entire US media agrees with you

I lack direction.

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ys, you also laughed at me last year when I said that Ferrero would make the year end top 5 for this year.
Well, who could have known that it was going to be a mr. nobody's year..
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Cheeky cheeky

I lack direction.

Chocking makes me sad.
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-Ferrero will win RG
-Sampras and Chang will retire
-Philippoussis and Rafter will comeback and one of them will finally win Wimby
-Safin will end the year as N.1

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If Rafter would win Wimbeldon it would make my year
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