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2006: order will be restored in Top 5.

2006, will be the year during which order is finally restored over the ATP Tour; Rafael Nadal will drop to #5 in the world, a healthy Marat Safin will bring his A game and probably end up #3 in the world, behind a more consistent and pesky opponent in Hewitt, while Andy Roddick will fall in at #4... of course Roger will maintain his #1 ranking.

Richard Gasquet will move into the Top 10, Murray will move into the Top 50 and probably linger around that number for the year. He may have a bit of a let-down year, because he'll be making adjustments to his game and sort of in an experimentation process.

#1 - Roger Federer ( We all know why )
#2 -Lleyton Hewitt (Consistency, Consistency, Consistency) - Final - AO, SF - Wimbledon, SF - U.S Open
#3 - Marat Safin ( About the only player that can honestly even challenge Roger shot for shot and put pressure on him, maybe this will be the year he gets his head together)
#4 - Andy Roddick - Solid on Grass, solid on Hard, anemic on Clay; however, his posted results are consistent enough to win most tournaments without Roger in the draw (or Lleyton)
#5 - Rafael Nadal - This year was a bit of a fluke, many players simply did not know his game and he entered lots of tournaments got lucky players withdrew was left with the usual clay court suspects (i.e; ferrero, coria). He's somehow escaped players like Safin, Hewitt and Roddick. Roddick bageled him in NYC, Hewitt sent him home in Australia, Safin's height of 6'5" and tremendous talent would not struggle much with Nadal's moonballs.
Safin is much better on Grass, Hard, Indoors and he's not too bad on Grass when he applies himself. Federer fans never fear, if Roger doesn't handle him, then someone in The Top 5 will. -- My prediction is that he won't even be
consistent enough with all the top dogs back to even meet up with Roger.

---- BTW, possibly with a few more cortisone shots and barring serious injury, Agassi & Nadal would be in an dog fight for that #5 ranking.

I expect to see the younger players moving up and doing big things, inflicting chaos in early rounds (much like Berdych did to Fedex in Olympics of 04 and to Nadal in Cincy) --- they will be lurking, the field will have a lot more competition. Next year will not be a year to cakewalk through Hard Court events playing nobodies. Also, expect Ivan Ljubicic to seriously do damage. Fact is, next year: Healthy bodies, more experienced players.

With the Gasquet, Berdych, Murray, Monfils, Djokovic lurking in the field ... that spells trouble.

Defending points and pressure accompanied by this will spell trouble for Roger's so-called "nemesis"

The only way to avoid the inevitable is to hide on Clay.
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Re: 2006: order will be restored in Top 5.

Rafael...n5?
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Re: 2006: order will be restored in Top 5.

I would try to refute this crap, but I suspect the thread starter would be having a laugh at my expense.

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2006, will be the year during which order is finally restored over the ATP Tour; Rafael Nadal will drop to #5 in the world, a healthy Marat Safin will bring his A game and probably end up #3 in the world, behind a more consistent and pesky opponent in Hewitt, while Andy Roddick will fall in at #4... of course Roger will maintain his #1 ranking.

Richard Gasquet will move into the Top 10, Murray will move into the Top 50 and probably linger around that number for the year. He may have a bit of a let-down year, because he'll be making adjustments to his game and sort of in an experimentation process.

#1 - Roger Federer ( We all know why )
#2 -Lleyton Hewitt (Consistency, Consistency, Consistency) - Final - AO, SF - Wimbledon, SF - U.S Open
#3 - Marat Safin ( About the only player that can honestly even challenge Roger shot for shot and put pressure on him, maybe this will be the year he gets his head together)
#4 - Andy Roddick - Solid on Grass, solid on Hard, anemic on Clay; however, his posted results are consistent enough to win most tournaments without Roger in the draw (or Lleyton)
#5 - Rafael Nadal - This year was a bit of a fluke, many players simply did not know his game and he entered lots of tournaments got lucky players withdrew was left with the usual clay court suspects (i.e; ferrero, coria). He's somehow escaped players like Safin, Hewitt and Roddick. Roddick bageled him in NYC, Hewitt sent him home in Australia, Safin's height of 6'5" and tremendous talent would not struggle much with Nadal's moonballs.
Safin is much better on Grass, Hard, Indoors and he's not too bad on Grass when he applies himself. Federer fans never fear, if Roger doesn't handle him, then someone in The Top 5 will. -- My prediction is that he won't even be
consistent enough with all the top dogs back to even meet up with Roger.

---- BTW, possibly with a few more cortisone shots and barring serious injury, Agassi & Nadal would be in an dog fight for that #5 ranking.

I expect to see the younger players moving up and doing big things, inflicting chaos in early rounds (much like Berdych did to Fedex in Olympics of 04 and to Nadal in Cincy) --- they will be lurking, the field will have a lot more competition. Next year will not be a year to cakewalk through Hard Court events playing nobodies. Also, expect Ivan Ljubicic to seriously do damage. Fact is, next year: Healthy bodies, more experienced players.

With the Gasquet, Berdych, Murray, Monfils, Djokovic lurking in the field ... that spells trouble.

Defending points and pressure accompanied by this will spell trouble for Roger's so-called "nemesis"

The only way to avoid the inevitable is to hide on Clay.
What an idiot....
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Re: 2006: order will be restored in Top 5.

2006 Top 10 will look something like:

1. Federer
2. Nadal
3. Hewitt
4. Roddick
5. Gasquet
6. Safin
7. Nalbandian
8. Ferrero
9. Agassi
10. Coria
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Re: 2006: order will be restored in Top 5.

Is this supposed to be one more Nadal-bashing thread? Or is it a 2006 prediction thread with Nadal-bashing as an added bonus?
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Mirkalova is not a troll , she/he makes a good point.
next year will be a lot more difficult for Nadal
he will be the pressure to defend all his points and confirm his great year
besides players will be more used to his game

altought he will have a pretty good season, it will not be as good as the current season

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coria will be ranked above ferrero and gasquet i am sure
agassi will not be a top 10 for me
even he could not to play next year

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2006 Top 10 will look something like:

1. Federer
2. Nadal
3. Hewitt
4. Roddick
5. Gasquet
6. Safin
7. Nalbandian
8. Ferrero
9. Agassi
10. Coria
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2006, will be the year during which order is finally restored over the ATP Tour; Rafael Nadal will drop to #5 in the world, a healthy Marat Safin will bring his A game and probably end up #3 in the world, behind a more consistent and pesky opponent in Hewitt, while Andy Roddick will fall in at #4... of course Roger will maintain his #1 ranking.

Richard Gasquet will move into the Top 10, Murray will move into the Top 50 and probably linger around that number for the year. He may have a bit of a let-down year, because he'll be making adjustments to his game and sort of in an experimentation process.

#1 - Roger Federer ( We all know why )
#2 -Lleyton Hewitt (Consistency, Consistency, Consistency) - Final - AO, SF - Wimbledon, SF - U.S Open
#3 - Marat Safin ( About the only player that can honestly even challenge Roger shot for shot and put pressure on him, maybe this will be the year he gets his head together)
#4 - Andy Roddick - Solid on Grass, solid on Hard, anemic on Clay; however, his posted results are consistent enough to win most tournaments without Roger in the draw (or Lleyton)
#5 - Rafael Nadal - This year was a bit of a fluke, many players simply did not know his game and he entered lots of tournaments got lucky players withdrew was left with the usual clay court suspects (i.e; ferrero, coria). He's somehow escaped players like Safin, Hewitt and Roddick. Roddick bageled him in NYC, Hewitt sent him home in Australia, Safin's height of 6'5" and tremendous talent would not struggle much with Nadal's moonballs.
Safin is much better on Grass, Hard, Indoors and he's not too bad on Grass when he applies himself. Federer fans never fear, if Roger doesn't handle him, then someone in The Top 5 will. -- My prediction is that he won't even be
consistent enough with all the top dogs back to even meet up with Roger.

---- BTW, possibly with a few more cortisone shots and barring serious injury, Agassi & Nadal would be in an dog fight for that #5 ranking.

I expect to see the younger players moving up and doing big things, inflicting chaos in early rounds (much like Berdych did to Fedex in Olympics of 04 and to Nadal in Cincy) --- they will be lurking, the field will have a lot more competition. Next year will not be a year to cakewalk through Hard Court events playing nobodies. Also, expect Ivan Ljubicic to seriously do damage. Fact is, next year: Healthy bodies, more experienced players.

With the Gasquet, Berdych, Murray, Monfils, Djokovic lurking in the field ... that spells trouble.

Defending points and pressure accompanied by this will spell trouble for Roger's so-called "nemesis"

The only way to avoid the inevitable is to hide on Clay.
i agree with 90% of this message. my shared sentiments almost to a tee.
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Re: 2006: order will be restored in Top 5.

Not all of these predictions are um, off, but the important ones are. The top dogs still around next year with young prospects making runs? I can see that. Safin attaining some measure of consistency? Hmm... Agassi fighting for that top 5 spot? That I have trouble seeing. And let's not even mention Nadal.
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Mirkalova is not a troll , she/he makes a good point.
next year will be a lot more difficult for Nadal
he will be the pressure to defend all his points and confirm his great year
besides players will be more used to his game

altought he will have a pretty good season, it will not be as good as the current season

Maybe, but you fail to see the trend, Nadal is a workhorse, he plays a tremendous amount of matches, much more than Hewitt and Safin, he'll get more points than them by sheer amount of play, even if he doesn't back up his clay results from this year, but in my opinion he's an extremely tough clay court specialist so he should back up most of those points.
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Re: 2006: order will be restored in Top 5.

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Maybe, but you fail to see the trend, Nadal is a workhorse, he plays a tremendous amount of matches, much more than Hewitt and Safin, he'll get more points than them by sheer amount of play, even if he doesn't back up his clay results from this year, but in my opinion he's an extremely tough clay court specialist so he should back up most of those points.
Rafa has a lot of points to defend next year. if he succeeds in defending them, he will not only remain a player to be reckoned with but he might very well become the new #1. either way, should make for an interesting 2006.

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After seeing Roger AGAIN have a remarkable year I don't think Nadal can dethrown Roger anytime soon!
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coria will be ranked above ferrero and gasquet i am sure
agassi will not be a top 10 for me
even he could not to play next year

I disagree. Gasquet will pass Coria. Coria, while I believe is a top 10 player, he is losing his ability to close it out, and if he doesn't change that..........bye,bye top 10

I do not see Roger leaving the no. 1 seat. I really do not see Nadal leaving his no. 2 seat. But, there is still a bit of a question about Nadal. The only person I am sure will be in the top 5 next year apart from these two is Roddick. Hewitt...........??????? Safin, I question because of his injury and for no other reason.

If next year is a repeat of this year, then I will be very excited. We may see a major war next year between Roger and Rafael.



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