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Your other wimbledon finalist

Halba
06-30-2007, 09:08 AM
on the other half, who do you see as a likely finalist? Which player will make the big W run again. It may not be Nadal this time.

Fed's pretty much booked his place once he confirmed he was back in top form in the first 3 rounds.

The ""field"" looks closer than ever this year

Tom Paulman
06-30-2007, 09:09 AM
Hopefully Berdych.

Halba
06-30-2007, 09:14 AM
Hopefully Berdych.

its a chance. but will he finally be mentally up for it in a grand slam? Talent he has no doubt. Unfortunately if he meets federer(or anyone who meets fed) it'll be straight sets see you later.

I wish a fit, motivated nalbandian would turn up. He could school Federer on grass. Imagine if Safin, Nalby(the two main wasted talents), etc stayed motivated and fit, they'd put up competition but alas.

lazyman
06-30-2007, 09:17 AM
Hewitt has loads of confidence and has finally found some form after playing like crap for 2 years so i pick him for final

muniu
06-30-2007, 10:23 AM
Misha :D :rocker2:

Byrd
06-30-2007, 10:30 AM
Djokovic and Berdych are the only ones in the other half with a bit of a chance against Fed.

Burrow
06-30-2007, 10:41 AM
dont know, just wait and see, and federer hasnt made the final yet as far as i know :shrug:

Jimnik
06-30-2007, 10:56 AM
Berdych has a very good chance. That is, if Soderling or Youzhny don't take out Nadal first. It seems strange but he would definitely rather play Nadal in the QF than Youzhny.

suomi
06-30-2007, 11:06 AM
Gaël !!!!! :)

sykotique
06-30-2007, 12:46 PM
Berdych or Hewitt, probably.

baghdatis
06-30-2007, 12:50 PM
I HOOOOOOOOOOOOOPE Baggy!! :)

Ivanatis
06-30-2007, 12:55 PM
if I could choose, Baggy or Misha

but I'm pleased with everything as long as it's not Rafa

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-30-2007, 12:59 PM
I see the name of Berdych in a poll... i click! :D simple as that! :lol:

R.Federer
06-30-2007, 01:00 PM
I chose Hewitt during/before the French Open in the "Wimbledon seeding" thread as my candidate for finalist if he was on the other side of the draw from Federer. I stick with that.

CmonAussie
06-30-2007, 01:16 PM
****

Cmon Rocky Llegs HEWITT of course!!!!

baghdatis
06-30-2007, 01:19 PM
I see the name of Berdych in a poll... i click! :D simple as that! :lol:

What if the poll is "which player do you think looks like shit"

:p

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-30-2007, 01:31 PM
What if the poll is "which player do you think looks like shit"

:p




hey you baghda sweetie, i read the question first... :cool:

baghdatis
06-30-2007, 01:34 PM
oh i know that i was just joking around!

I said that because the way you said that it was like you see a poll with berdych's name in it and you chose him, whatever the poll question was!

Sunset of Age
06-30-2007, 01:59 PM
Well, Fed first has to make it past Roddick...

Byrd
06-30-2007, 02:08 PM
Well, Fed first has to make it past Roddick...

Fed fan wouldn't say that :o , blasphemy.......

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
06-30-2007, 02:11 PM
Fed fan wouldn't say that :o , blasphemy.......

... even more, a perjury :o

Sunset of Age
06-30-2007, 02:26 PM
Fed fan wouldn't say that :o , blasphemy.......

:lol: I just thought it about time to get some Fedtards on my back now - :p

Nah, back on topic: I hope Fed will be meeting Rafa in the final, of course (nothing new here I suppose) - but if Rafa doesn't make it to the final, let it be Berdych! :D

The_Nadal_effect
07-01-2007, 07:24 AM
Wishful thinking -The Spartan!

But Berdych or Llllleggy also good. No scope for Roddick since he's meeting the master at Semis.

General Suburbia
07-01-2007, 07:57 AM
To be honest, I have no idea how well Djokavic plays on grass (maybe it's the coverage, but I haven't seen him play at all on ESPN). But I liked how he played thus far this year, and his wins against other players on pretty much all surfaces were pretty convincing. I even enjoyed his losses (not the fact that he lost, just how he played). So I guess I'll just jump on to the Djoke bandwagon here and say he'll be in the finals. Not very convinced Nadal will make a dream run again this year, has a pretty rough draw. I'll just wait and see what happens to Nadal and the players he potentially faces.

VolandriFan
07-01-2007, 08:19 AM
Hewitt, Youzhny and Nadal are my three picks.

BlueSwan
07-01-2007, 08:32 AM
Well, the bottom half MIGHT become a test of physical endurance and mental focus with the third round already postponed to monday and lots of more rain to come. Surely this has to favour the most physically fit and the most mental strong player in the bottom half, which obviously is Rafael Nadal, even if the game of Berdych and Hewitt seems better suited for grass than Nadals.

Dmitry Bond
07-01-2007, 08:34 AM
I think - Hewitt!

tripb19
07-01-2007, 08:37 AM
I hope it isn't Rafa, I'd love to see Hewitt or Nalbandian through, I think it will be Nole or Rafa though.

Norrage
07-01-2007, 08:42 AM
Well Hewitt has a big chance, and Nadal has too...The problem is you really can't know if they will because they are facing the totally hot or cold type of players there...Berdych, Baghdatis, Nalbandian, Youzhny...Those 4 all have a legimate chance of making the final, but also a legimate chance of losing in the 3rd round to someone outside of the top 100 in straight sets...
Even a guy like Kiefer, who seemed pretty impressive for his long absence, could potentially cause some upsets. Actually I seem him beating Djokovic in that third round (I dont see Djoko as a good grass player at all....)
If nothing awkward happens I see a semi with Hewitt and Nadal in prospect, with Nadal probably coming through in a good thriller :)

Of course

Nando_L
07-01-2007, 08:44 AM
Tomas Berdych ;)

t0x
07-01-2007, 09:15 AM
Berdych...

However, if he has a day where he forgets his brain, I'd say Hewitt then.

KitinovRules
07-01-2007, 09:23 AM
Hewitt has proved that he could be a good grass court player, but I still will go with Berdych.
Do not rule out Djokovic because he has so easy draw (again as in Paris, he came to the semi's without beating anyone inside top50).

KitinovRules
07-01-2007, 09:25 AM
its a chance. but will he finally be mentally up for it in a grand slam? Talent he has no doubt. Unfortunately if he meets federer(or anyone who meets fed) it'll be straight sets see you later.

I wish a fit, motivated nalbandian would turn up. He could school Federer on grass. Imagine if Safin, Nalby(the two main wasted talents), etc stayed motivated and fit, they'd put up competition but alas.
Actually you are quite right.
On a given day Nalby could beat anyone in the world, inculding Fed.
Of course, he has to eliminate the cars, girls and so on from the head, otherwise is clear.....

Andy Andy
07-01-2007, 09:59 AM
Nadal or Hewitt

Eden
07-01-2007, 11:24 AM
I wish a fit, motivated nalbandian would turn up. He could school Federer on grass. Imagine if Safin, Nalby(the two main wasted talents), etc stayed motivated and fit, they'd put up competition but alas.

What makes you believe that Nalbandian could school Federer on grass? They have never played against each other on this surface.

I like Davids game a lot and we have seen that he can really push Roger, but as long as we haven't seen a match between them on grass I think it is premature to make a conclusion what could happen.

marcRD
07-01-2007, 11:26 AM
Berdych, Berdych, Berdych.

5 set thriller with Roger in the final, cant wait.

anon57
07-01-2007, 11:58 AM
I think with the bad weather the bottom half is starting to favour Nadal. The biggest threats for him are probably Youzhny and Berdych and Youznhy's hasn't exactly been convincing. And I've yet to see Berdych actually make the Qf's. Plus Nadal is probably the one of the most fit players in the bottom half, so I don't think having to play on consecutive days will really hurt him

tcorinna
07-01-2007, 12:45 PM
Berdych:wavey:

Baghdatis72
07-01-2007, 01:21 PM
I'd like Baghdatis but I believe it's going to be Berdych.

bokehlicious
07-01-2007, 01:24 PM
I wish a fit, motivated nalbandian would turn up. He could school Federer on grass.

:haha: :haha: good one :yeah:

Tankman
07-01-2007, 02:42 PM
My vote goes to Hewitt. Sure he screwed up Queen's, but his form in the last two rounds has been good- went through a couple of rough patches against Bloomfield, but easily dealt with Bolelli. The match against Canas tomorrow will be a good indicator of his form; if he gets through easy he should have few problems reaching the semis.

If Lleyton screws up, then it will be Nadal... funny how everyone's jumped on the Berdych bandwagon all of a sudden- just because he won Halle...

Bilbo
07-01-2007, 03:00 PM
Many people still think Berdych is the real deal to beat Federer.

Funny stuff

mashamaniac
07-01-2007, 03:39 PM
only rafa!

mashamaniac
07-01-2007, 03:41 PM
Many people still think Berdych is the real deal to beat Federer.

Funny stuff

yeah.i wonder how some idiots think of that guy as a big/real deal?

Sunset of Age
07-01-2007, 10:53 PM
yeah.i wonder how some idiots think of that guy as a big/real deal?

Perhaps actually winning a grass tournament only one week before Wimbly actually made those 'idiots' (was that really called for? :rolleyes:) think so.

Marek.
07-01-2007, 11:05 PM
Berdych or Hewitt

Scotso
07-01-2007, 11:05 PM
I think it will be Nadal, I want it to be Djokovic.

guga2120
07-01-2007, 11:10 PM
Federer vs Lleyton on Sunday, or Monday or whenever it stops raining in England.

Lori42
07-01-2007, 11:27 PM
I would like to see Nadal vs Roddick

lazyman
07-01-2007, 11:39 PM
Federer vs Lleyton on Sunday, or Monday or whenever it stops raining in England.

lol i really hope it does stop raining and that match goes ahead

Gulliver
07-01-2007, 11:47 PM
Of course it will be Nadal. He made the Final last year, took a set off Federer, this year he did well at Queens just after the FO, he has improved his technique and expertise on grass, has been in 4 GS Finals, and is physically and mentally tough. He is #2 seed. He has no opposition with his record and that includes Berdych, Youzhny, Djokovic and Hewitt.

Is it just as likely that Federer will be the other Finalist? Predictions are that Safin (and Haas no longer) could take a set, Roddick has improved, Gasquet (or Tsonga) would give him fits, and even Ferrero is dangerous.

Where are the similar doubts about Nadal?

The_Nadal_effect
07-02-2007, 06:56 AM
He is #2 seed. He has no opposition with his record and that includes Berdych, Youzhny, Djokovic and Hewitt.

Where are the similar doubts about Nadal?

Berdych has better chances with Rafa outside clay. Actually, he's damn good at grass.

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
07-02-2007, 07:05 AM
Berdych has better chances with Rafa outside clay. Actually, he's damn good at grass.


true... Tomas Berdych is leading their H2H 3-2 and when Nadal beat Berdych in Bastad in 2005 on CLAY, it was Tomas the other finalist... can't wait for a possible QF @ Wimby this year

and hey .... Tomas is also Number 2 he is ATP 11 1+1=2 ;)

The_Nadal_effect
07-02-2007, 07:13 AM
true... Tomas Berdych is leading their H2H 3-2 and when Nadal beat Berdych in Bastad in 2005 on CLAY, it was Tomas the other finalist... can't wait for a possible QF @ Wimby this year

and hey .... Tomas is also Number 2 he is ATP 11 1+1=2 ;)

I like Rafa playing Berdy too. Since he's tough for him outside clay, the more he plays him, the better it is for Rafa. It can help him improve his game.

Even I hope Rafa meets Berdych at QF.:wavey:

hammett
07-02-2007, 08:28 AM
:lol: Winning a scrub tourny shouldn't be any indication for Berdych reching the finals.
As I see it Baghdatis - Djocovich - Nalbandian are far better players and would out talent him in a 5 setter and important tounament and win. Nadal and Hewitt are also better players + they are a lot thougher mentally than him.

Nadal will take him out in 3 or 4 with ease * and you will have to find an excuse for your stupidity.

* if he reaches that far, he could easilly lose to Bjorkman.

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
07-02-2007, 11:05 AM
Nadal will take him out in 3 or 4 with ease * and you will have to find an excuse for your stupidity.

* if he reaches that far, he could easilly lose to Bjorkman.


pffff how stupid of you :rolleyes: let Bjorkman win first his match against Wayne Arthurs :p

hammett
07-02-2007, 05:40 PM
pffff how stupid of you :rolleyes: let Bjorkman win first his match against Wayne Arthurs :p

I just think you deserve all the hype when you have good enough results to show for it. To me de definition of better player is consistency. All the players I mentioned are or have been more consistent and shown better results on the GS and thus deserve more of the hype Berdych is getting. Checking Berdych all the past results on grass are not bad (my fault, forgive me for not being grass court lover:p ). But, let's wait and see if he can at least reach a SF on the big stage and we can return here next year and hype him all we want. :)
Perhaps I was too rude in my previous post for someone, sorry :)

:wavey:

Marek.
07-02-2007, 05:47 PM
If Berdych plays his best Nadal stands no chance. Berdych is just too tough of a match up for Nadal on surfaces outside of clay and I don't think Nadal would win a set. Nadal and his fans would have to hope that the occasion of being in a GS QF would get to Berdych so he plays like crap.

lenkatuckova
07-02-2007, 05:49 PM
Tomas Berdych is my favourite player... so I got him the vote ;)

ys
07-02-2007, 06:23 PM
It't tough to bet against Hewitt in this kind of draw..

lorenz
07-02-2007, 06:47 PM
As Argentiniantard, I hope Cañas !!!

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
07-02-2007, 07:42 PM
I just think you deserve all the hype when you have good enough results to show for it. To me de definition of better player is consistency. All the players I mentioned are or have been more consistent and shown better results on the GS and thus deserve more of the hype Berdych is getting. Checking Berdych all the past results on grass are not bad (my fault, forgive me for not being grass court lover:p ). But, let's wait and see if he can at least reach a SF on the big stage and we can return here next year and hype him all we want. :)
Perhaps I was too rude in my previous post for someone, sorry :)

:wavey:

tennis it's not only the 4 GS of the year. In my eyes Tomas Berdych now # 11 is pretty consistent, the proof is that he makes no yo-yo in the ATP Entry-Ranking System, since he is a pro he improves his year-end ATP Ranking every year and this for fifth consecutive year. He is good on all surfaces. He has won all nine of the five-set matches he has played in his career. Plus he has the nerves in tie breaks with excellent stats... of course I believe he will soon make a great result in GS.

why when it comes to Berdych it's always the same story... he had luck with the draw, Federer was not playing, the opponent... pfff a no-name so easy to beat... and patati and patata, it's endless, change the record!

hammett
07-02-2007, 09:16 PM
Tomas Berdych now # 11 is pretty consistent, the proof is that he makes no yo-yo in the ATP Entry-Ranking System, since he is a pro he improves his year-end ATP Ranking every year and this for fifth consecutive year. He is good on all surfaces. He has won all nine of the five-set matches he has played in his career. Plus he has the nerves in tie breaks with excellent stats...


You're right in every word of this, I should have pointed those facts out. I was just surprised/little anoyed:p at this poll results and posts in this thread and thought that for now Djoko, Baghda, Nadal deserved the more of the attention till Berdy demostrates he can can be in the mix with those.

hammett
07-06-2007, 08:38 PM
Nadal will take him out in 3 or 4 with ease and you will have to find an excuse for your stupidity.


:angel: :p :worship: :cool:


he could easilly lose to Bjorkman


:rolleyes: All right I underrated him there :o

Anyway, what's your excuse?.

:wavey: