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If Federer doesn't win Wimbledon, who do you favor?

For me If Fed somehow didn't make it to the final. I would love to see Safin win it. He always does the unexpected. And since no one expects much from him during grass season. He just may go ahead and make the final.
Really I don't mind who wins as long as it isn't Hewitt or Roddick.
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i want poor Mark P to win

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Hewitt. Maybe Roddick. Maybe Nalby. Maybe Ancic. Maybe Safn. In that order. Maybe.
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But honestly, the chances of Federer NOT winning it are the same as the chances of Bye winning it. Federer is truly god, on grass. But that's just me. He's far far far ahead of everyone on grass than Nadal is ahead of anyone on clay (with all due respect to Nadal).

IN MY OPINION.
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Should Fed tumble out of Wimby: either David or Ivan are winning.
They're ridiculously superior to the rest of the tour on fast, low-bouncing courts.

- Nadal should do well by theory, considering how well he adapted to the 05 indoor season.
- The game has left Lleyton behind.
- Andy will be crushed by anyone in the top 20.
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Should Fed tumble out of Wimby: either David or Ivan are winning.
They're ridiculously superior to the rest of the tour on fast, low-bouncing courts.

- Nadal should do well by theory, considering how well he adapted to the 05 indoor season.
- The game has left Lleyton behind.
- Andy will be crushed by anyone in the top 20.

Nadal you are right about, but ultimately, I think he will tumble out in the 2nd or 3rd round again this year

Hewitt I think is still pretty good... Remember, 8 of last 9 majors, he loses to eventual winner, which pretty much tells you he always goes pretty deep and beats pretty good players before falling to the eventual champ. He got a set from Nadal and a set from Federer at the US Open 05.

Roddick I think is still a threat on a grass court. If anything, the game has left Roddick behind, because now, there are quite a few players who can bash in huge serves (not quite like Andy's, but still) and so the tour has pretty much adapted to it. When Andy was #1, he was surprising anyone. Now, his serve is still tough, but opponents have had alot of practice from playing similar offensive players. Andy's return game remains one of the weaker ones in the top-100, but he still holds serve with the best... Anyways, my point, actually, is that he was always bad on clay, everyone has caught up on hard, but grass is still suited all too well to Andy's game for him to be counted out.

Nalby is a threat too. Ivan moves too slow, imo, and doesn't have enough variety in his game. His return game is very average. I don't think Ivan is really a threat, and I don't think he would get past Roddick, Nalby, or Hewitt on grass.

Don't forget Ancic. I actually think that if ANYONE can beat Fed, it'll be some surprise, like Ancic or Djokovic. (I guess Ancic isn't too surprising). Ancic's game is just made for grass.
In perspective, however, this is just "what if"... Because everyone knows Fed will win it.
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imo

1 Andy Roddick ( this has to be his most comfortable surface , reckoning the serve )
though he is low on confidence , a good show at Queens and he may start feeling
confident again .

2 Ivan Lubo . - his good form and serve make him a contender .

3 Nalbandian - had he not been injured , he would have been ahead of Lubo.

4 Ancic - got to have a run some time . Currently seems to be in form . If
confident then can have a run with the serve .

Hewitt - looked resurgent @ FO , always a fighter but will need a suitable draw .

Haas - also resurgent this yr , and in some form off late , he also can be a dark
horse , but dont really see him going all the way .

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Guys, we seriously need to stop thinking of Ljubicic as a threat at Wimbeldon. That toddler is no threat at Wimbeldon.

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Old results have no meaning.

Ivan never made it past the third round of RG, but was two matches away from the title earlier this month.

Andy may have better grass-court credentials than anyone, but with his form he has no hope in hell of getting past the round of 16.
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For me it would be roddick if he starts to use his head and serve and volley more instead of staying on the baseline.
Second would be Hewitt i like his chances he still goes deep in the majors and it takes a special player to beat him.
My darkhorse would be Tomas beryach not sure if i spelt that right hes got everything server powerful forehand and a nice feel for the volley.
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Lets not forget that Nadal went out to Muller. Who upset Roddick on his best surface as well. I think Nadal will make it to the 4th rd or even the Qtrs. His mental strength and athleticism alone, should take him to the 2nd week. Nalbandian to me is at his best on a faster surface. So if he can recover from his injury in time. He will make it far. Nalby has the best chance of upsetting Fed on Grass. Ljubodick can forget it. He may make it to the Semi's. But that is as far as he is going. HE doesn't have a champions mentality.
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Old results have no meaning.

Ivan never made it past the third round of RG, but was two matches away from the title earlier this month.

Andy may have better grass-court credentials than anyone, but with his form he has no hope in hell of getting past the round of 16.

That would be true except, Ljubicic has just never ever had good grass results and he played like 4 no-names in a row to get to where he got at RG. In my opinion, he isn't a threat. But I won't completely count him out.
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