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Andy made it to the semi-finals at the 2003 AO. How far do you guys think he'll get this year? Do you think he will be able to hold off Hewitt and Agassi to win the title?

Andy has crashed out in the first round of ROLAND GARROS two years in a row! Now that he's working with Brad Gilbert, do you think his luck will change? How far do you think he'll get at the 2004 FO?

He also made it to the semi-finals at WIMBLEDON. Will he make it again? Will Federer successfully defend his title or will Tim Henman finally grab a slam title?

No doubt Andy will be the big favorite at the US OPEN next year. Everybody will be gunning for him and the pressure will be on for him to defend his title. Who do you think will be his biggest competition next year?

Do you think he'll dominate the summer hardcourts again? Will he win back-to-back Master Series titles again? (random question: If he does manage to do that, will that be a new record?)

Does anyone think either Mardy Fish or James Blake will finally beat Andy in one of the other tournaments next year?

Do you think Andy will break his serve speed record in 2004? (149 mph)

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Where is everybody? I'm bored and all alone in here.

Anyways, I forgot to mention that the one thing I hope Andy changes next year is HIS OUTFIT! I am so sick of seeing that white and blue striped Reebok getup. I mean, it looks fine on him but I just wish he'd mix it up and wear a different outfit/color sometimes.

I like the one he wore at his charity event.

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Re: Predict Andy's Slam Wins

First of all, if I were Andy, I would get myself up 5-0 in a set and then go grab a racquet strung a dozen pounds looser than usual and bang out that 150 mph serve everyone's waiting for!

Don't think he'll win back to back Masters Series, but I think he will win at least one.Fish will beat him next year, but not Blake.

I think Andy will do better at RG this year. I think it will be and should be one of his goals. He's mentally more confident now, and I think he will make it to the fourth round or quarterfinals.

At Wimbledon he will make the second week.

In Australia he will make the semis again.

The USO is too far away to predict. But simple odds are that he won't defend the title.
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I hate predictions, I can't do it!

and LOL MisterQ, I agree he should go for the 150!!! And I like your predictions. You're gustier than I am lol

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AO- at least the quarters, i predict another semis showing
RG- at least 4th round, possible quarters i think
Wimbledon- at least the second week, possible finals/winner i say
US- it's a given at least quarters, i think semis but might defend as well
Blake- will NOT beat Andy
Fish- will NOT beat Andy, but take sets off him here and there
150 mph serve- HELL YEAH as MisterQ said, just switch racquets when you're really up and smakc the SHIT out of the ball to take the record away from horseface
TMS- at least one, i think 2 again ( bold prediction, he'll win one of the really big ones Miami or IW)
i predict 4-5 titles next year

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Re: Predict Andy's Slam Wins

Another prediction from MisterQ:

Andy will lose No. 1 to Roger in Australia. But he will gain it back in the next few months. Then Roger and Andy will be neck-to-neck going into Wimbledon.

This will contribute to a sense of rivalry between the two, even though in their head-to-head it hasn't been much of a contest (YET!).
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My predictions:

Andy will make the 2nd week of every slam next year.
AO: at least the quarters
FO: at least round of 16
Wim: at least the quarters
USO: at least the quarters

His best record will be on hardcourts again, and especially during the summer swing. I think he'll win one TMS title. And no, if he does win another back-to-back Masters Series Titles, it won't be a new record (Andre's done it twice. 1995: Montreal/Cincinnati, 2001: Indian Wells/Miami). If Andy manages it, he and Andre will be the only players to do it twice.

James won't be Andy next year, but Mardy will.

Andy won't break the service speed record but he will tie it again or come very close to it.

I agree with Mr.Q that he should just bang away on a few serves just to try to set a new record.

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If Andy wins the Olympics I don't really care what happens the rest of the year lol ok that's not true.... but I'd REALLY like to see him win

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Of course. Can't forget the Olympics.

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SHIT the Olympics. what dumbasses we are. tnaks for bringing it up bunk so ad for the Olympics, i see Andy getting to the semis, and most probably a medal. i mean come on now an outdoor hardcourt venue. baring injury and stuff like that, a medal is clearly in sight

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it's not just an outdoor hardcourt, it's the exact same surface and ball as the USO. they're treating it as a warmup event of sorts.

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But you never know. Andy's play during the TMC wasn't very encouraging lol.

And Deb, you don't have to bring up his being tired again. I know that...lol

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AO- semis or winner
FO- RD16 or quaters
Wimby- Semis or winner
USO- Hell, he will defend

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But you never know. Andy's play during the TMC wasn't very encouraging lol.

And Deb, you don't have to bring up his being tired again. I know that...lol
No it wasn't... and I won't bring up his being tired so much as it being a first for him. He'd never played that much tennis before in a year, he'd never been that busy and crazy and all the other stuff that goes along WITH playing so much. He wasn't expecting it to happen so he couldn't plan accordingly. Whereas someone like ferrero knew what all that was like before. he made it to TMS last year, he should've known how to pace himself and he obviously didn't. But Andy just sort of had no clue lol... I expect Andy to learn from that and schedule himself more accordingly throughout the year. Him working on his fitness will help too, and that is enough for me to not be discouraged by his TMS play. He still won a couple tough matches and was able to come back from being down and pull out the wins and everything. I mean the poor Ferrero fans.... they have nothing encouraging to take from it at all lmfao

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And Deb goes on her lil rant...lol

I hear ya tho, I really do. May Andy have an even better 2004. It's only 3 more weeks...lol

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