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Hard court season 2005 , 'll there be any surprises?

well, it's coming again, Montreal, Cinnci., US open and others,...

'll there be new names coming with surprises, 'll some conventional results disappear , or 'll it be the same ?
what do u think, and whose names do u want to see achieving new successes there?..Discuss

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Re: Hard court season 2005 , 'll there be any surprises?

the big surprise will be that roger wont play

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I'd like to see Gasquet show us something on the hardcourts
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I really want Gonzo to do some great things on hardcourt season

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I really want Gonzo to do some great things on hardcourt season
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Re: Hard court season 2005 , 'll there be any surprises?

Gonzalez I hope, at Wimbledon he did so well and some good results will hopefully result in a deserved TMC spot.

Ginepri has had a good start to the season and I think he might do well at the USO providing he doesn't face someone like Agassi last year.

Ferrero, he doesn't have much to defend after losing 2nd round, and he could go deep, he reached the final before, so why can't he go far again?

I hope Kuerten can do well here as it's sad to see him in 288 in the world, he is much better than that and I've always liked his game. If he gets a good draw then perhaps he could do something.

Also Puerta I hope can win some matches, he's a committed player and if it wasn't for fatigue he would have played a full grass court season. His power game might suit the court surface possibly.

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Robby Ginepri will win the US Open.

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Well in terms of winners, I except one of Hewitt, Roddick or Agassi to win Montreal in Federer's absence. And it feels so good...

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Re: Hard court season 2005 , 'll there be any surprises?

Both Chucho Acasuso and Gaudio will win one match
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Re: Hard court season 2005 , 'll there be any surprises?

I have to say, I wouldn't mind it at all, but I'll eat my hat if Chucho gets past a single first round in the three big events.

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Both Chucho Acasuso and Gaudio will win one match
Gaudio has the goods to produce one or two slow-hardcourt titles.
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I hope that Nalbandian can finally win a big tournament on hard courts. He has already rechaed the final in Montreal and in Madrid, and SF in US Open and Cincinatti.

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Roger is supposedly injured so it would be a surprise still if he loses in new york or cincy

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Re: Hard court season 2005 , 'll there be any surprises?

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Gaudio has the goods to produce one or two slow-hardcourt titles.
There is nothing slow about Cincy's courts. And trust me, it's like 95 degrees here so they are playing even faster than usual.

I am very impressed by Gaudio's results on clay, however it dismays me when so far this year he has only won 5 matches off that surface. Avoiding a certain GS like the plague doesn't rate highly either.

I think Gasquet and Nadal could shake things up a bit but I don't see them winning any titles this year. Thomas Johansson is a dangerous floater.

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