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Who will be the next player to win their home slam?

Tennis Fool
01-20-2008, 04:54 AM
There was an interesting discussion among Chris Fowler, Luke Jensen and Darren Cahill on who will be the next player to win their home Slam. The last person was Andy Roddick at the 2003 US Open. Darren said Roddick was done (he wouldn't have said that if PMac was there :tape:), he doesn't think it will be Andy Murray at Wimbledon, and he thinks Richard Gasquet is France's best hope, though he thinks the next home slam winner will come from the juniors.

Luke Jensen disagreed that Roddick was done, he thinks Roddick or James Blake will win the US Open in the future. He also thinks Gasquet will not improve--he's topped out.

So discuss :)

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 04:55 AM
Tsonga for the grandslam this year!!!1!111!1!1!!11!

gomeny
01-20-2008, 04:56 AM
Gasquet/gael/tsonga I think those guys have big upsides in regards of players from countries that host the four majors.

NinaNina19
01-20-2008, 04:56 AM
It will be Murray.

jcempire
01-20-2008, 04:57 AM
There was an interesting discussion among Chris Fowler, Luke Jensen and Darren Cahill on who will be the next player to win their home Slam. The last person was Andy Roddick at the 2003 US Open. Darren said Roddick was done (he wouldn't have said that if PMac was there :tape:), he doesn't think it will be Andy Murray at Wimbledon, and he thinks Richard Gasquet is France's best hope, though he thinks the next home slam winner will come from the juniors.

Luke Jensen disagreed that Roddick was done, he thinks Roddick or James Blake will win the US Open in the future.

So discuss :)

IF Roger is not play, Roddick maybe.

But, I said No.

Only Donald Young to me is a real guy who will win USOPEN two years later or three years later

Alonsofz
01-20-2008, 04:57 AM
Jamie Baker

jcempire
01-20-2008, 04:58 AM
It will be Murray.

Murray maybe, But better than Roddick

RickDaStick
01-20-2008, 04:59 AM
Robby Ginepri

jcempire
01-20-2008, 04:59 AM
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga win US OPEN, HE has to be a American

He not go to win a FO, will he???????? No

ReturnWinner
01-20-2008, 05:00 AM
jan silva

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 05:01 AM
Jo-Wilfred Tsonga win US OPEN, HE has to be a American

He not go to win a FO, will he???????? No

He will win the AO, RG, Wimbledon and the USO this year.

Do you agree man? Come on, Spadea, Come on brother...

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 05:01 AM
Robby Ginepri

hahahahaha

hra87
01-20-2008, 05:02 AM
Heh, who voted for tsonga? You do realize the French is played on CLAY.

I think it might be a while, maybe none of the above. Murray'd be my guess, but a brit winning wimbledon? Come on now, only in the movies...

maf
01-20-2008, 05:04 AM
Don't vote Tsonga clay doesn't suit him.. I think Murray.

NinaNina19
01-20-2008, 05:08 AM
Robby Ginepri
Only if he gets past Vince Spadea and Paul Goldstein.

TMJordan
01-20-2008, 05:10 AM
Only if he gets past Vince Spadea and Paul Goldstein.

Spadea!!!

azza
01-20-2008, 05:12 AM
Santoro

Merton
01-20-2008, 05:15 AM
Konstantinos Economidis will crush the opposition at the Marathon Classic.

Henry Chinaski
01-20-2008, 05:17 AM
murray for sure. he and jankovic will defend their title.

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 05:21 AM
Gasquet and Murray are the two most realistic picks but the Frenchies put way too much pressure on their players, especially Gasquet. Murray is also under pressure, but it's mostly from the British Press and not the fans. The French crowd have no problem booing their own players for crying out loud! So I think once Federer's reign over Wimbledon is over and Murray has matured more and gained further experience, he'll be the next player to win his home Slam.

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 05:23 AM
Heh, who voted for tsonga? You do realize the French is played on CLAY.

I think it might be a while, maybe none of the above. Murray'd be my guess, but a brit winning wimbledon? Come on now, only in the movies...

Well, he is a Scot, so that makes it more plausible :lol:

j'adore_richie
01-20-2008, 05:26 AM
Mark Phillipousis

Tennis Fool
01-20-2008, 05:47 AM
Juniors playing:

3 Daniel Evans 17, Birmingham, England

http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/player/IO_28413_player.JPG

4 Ryan Harrison, 15 Texas, USA
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/player/IO_29178_player.JPG

5 Bernard Tomic, 14, Gold Coast, Australia
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/player/IO_24364_player.JPG

6 Andrew Thomas,18 Sydney, Australia
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/player/IO_28469_player.JPG

9 Matt Reid, 17, Sydney Australia

12 Mark Verryth, 15 Perth Australia
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/player/IO_29200_player.JPG

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 05:51 AM
^^no French juniors?

Tennis Fool
01-20-2008, 06:00 AM
^^no French juniors?

I only listed the seeded players from Australia, American & the UK.


There is only 1 French player in the whole draw:
Axel Michon, 17, Paris
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/image/player/IO_23006_player.JPG

DartMarcus
01-20-2008, 06:02 AM
Aus open... it won't happen in next 3 years
Roland Garros - it can be Gasquet in 2009
Wimbledon - Murray can win this or next year...
US open - Blake and Roddick have some chances...

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 06:48 AM
Aus open... it won't happen in next 3 years
Roland Garros - it can be Gasquet in 2009
Wimbledon - Murray can win this or next year...
US open - Blake and Roddick have some chances...

Not in a million years! Roddick is done and Blake has never been past the QF.

anon57
01-20-2008, 07:05 AM
I think Murray at Wimbledon may be the best bet if he can learn to deal with the expectations and pressure. I'm not sure about either Gasquet or Tsonga at the French. Gasquet best surface isn't the clay and he's really awful with dealing with the pressure, for Tsonga I'm not sure how he does on clay. I have a hard time seeing either Hewitt, Roddick or Blake winning at their home slams but you never know.

leng jai
01-20-2008, 08:27 AM
Alun Jones.

sports freak
01-20-2008, 08:30 AM
Alun Jones.

lol,your funny :)

jenanun
01-20-2008, 08:32 AM
i would say none of them... some of them (gasquet, murray) have potential to win a slam, but not in their own countries....
if i have to pick one, probably andy roddick in USO.... though very unlikley...

Xristos
01-20-2008, 08:34 AM
Me.

leng jai
01-20-2008, 08:37 AM
Me.

No.

Stensland
01-20-2008, 08:38 AM
none of them. i think america will produce the next home slam winner in the future, but the player has yet to emerge from the juniors.

Xristos
01-20-2008, 08:38 AM
No.

You salty son?

leng jai
01-20-2008, 08:39 AM
You salty son?

Got anything new?

Xristos
01-20-2008, 08:42 AM
Yes.

Your a jerk.

supertommyhaas
01-20-2008, 09:31 AM
Robby Ginepri

:haha:

supertommyhaas
01-20-2008, 09:33 AM
ummm. pretty hard but probably either gasquet at french, very outside chance of roddick at us. or a juniour, there is no point putting blake in there what kind of nonsense is that

Ivanatis
01-20-2008, 09:45 AM
really hard to predict

Australian Open - Hewitt will probably not win them in his career and right now there is nobody else apart from Guccione, for whom it's really unlikely to become a Grand Slam contender:o

French Open - there are many young guns, but as Nadal can still dominate this tournament for maybe 10 years, probably there won't be any Frenchman in the near future winning it; Gasquet won tournaments on clay already, but doesn't seem tough enough while the surface doesn't suit Tsonga at all

Wimbledon - one name only: Andy Murray, he's probably the one I would give the best chances picking one of players who already got good results, though he has to improve his serve a lot

US Open - Roddick? He's probably one of the favourites if Federer has to withdraw, but then there's still guys like Nadal, Djokovic who are even younger than A-Rod, don't think he will


so if I had to pick a recent player, it was Andy Murray, but still pretty unsure

maybe one of the greatest talents on the tour, like Donald Young or Bernard Tomic will in 6, 7 years or something

Exodus
01-20-2008, 10:17 AM
blake

dijus
01-20-2008, 10:17 AM
Bryan brothers

Kolya
01-20-2008, 10:20 AM
Guy Forget.

tennisgal_001
01-20-2008, 10:25 AM
really hard to predict

Australian Open - Hewitt will probably not win them in his career and right now there is nobody else apart from Guccione, for whom it's really unlikely to become a Grand Slam contender:o

French Open - there are many young guns, but as Nadal can still dominate this tournament for maybe 10 years, probably there won't be any Frenchman in the near future winning it; Gasquet won tournaments on clay already, but doesn't seem tough enough while the surface doesn't suit Tsonga at all

Wimbledon - one name only: Andy Murray, he's probably the one I would give the best chances picking one of players who already got good results, though he has to improve his serve a lot

US Open - Roddick? He's probably one of the favourites if Federer has to withdraw, but then there's still guys like Nadal, Djokovic who are even younger than A-Rod, don't think he will


so if I had to pick a recent player, it was Andy Murray, but still pretty unsure

maybe one of the greatest talents on the tour, like Donald Young or Bernard Tomic will in 6, 7 years or something

Roddick is done, with or without Federer, there's so many guys out there who can beat him.

Jimnik
01-20-2008, 10:40 AM
Bryan brothers
Correct answer. :)

Jimnik
01-20-2008, 10:41 AM
But as for singles, maybe Bernard Tomic will win the AO in 2015.

Ivanatis
01-20-2008, 10:54 AM
Roddick is done, with or without Federer, there's so many guys out there who can beat him.

well, it's the momentum what can lead to this assumption

but in the US Roddick has his home crowd and after losing to Muller in 2005, where he seemed done, too, he was in 2006 and 2007 again one of the guys who challenged Roger most

not that I want to defend Roddick that much, as I do not even like him a lot, but you can't deny that Kohlschreiber was playing huge against Roddick, was a lot better, but Roddick could still almost keep it open 'til the end, because of his hard serve, which is an ability that won't get a lot worse in the future and to be honest his groundstrokes etc. cannot get much worse

allero
01-20-2008, 11:05 AM
Unfortunately for Andy his window of opportunity has passed. He made a couple of Wimbledon finals because he didn't exactly have a great deal of competition before facing Roger (Grosjean, Ancic, Johansson and others of that sort of quality). Not to take anything away from him, but they do not really compare to the challenge of Nadal, Djokovic, Murray etc..
Sames goes for the USO except that the surface doesn't favour him as much and despite the lack of competition he didn't make it that far in 04 and 05. No way he will be able to do it now.

Savo
01-20-2008, 12:39 PM
To even think that anyone besides Andy Murray has a chance is idiotic at best. And if Murray doesn't do it, it's gonna be a long long long long wait after that.

richie21
01-20-2008, 01:15 PM
Murray of course!

Gasquet sucks on Clay and even more so in the FO's clay.
However i think Gasquet will win Wimbledon one day because that's the only slam where athleticism is not a huge factor

Renaud
01-20-2008, 01:43 PM
Federer to win the new GS in Basel.

*Ljubica*
01-20-2008, 02:06 PM
Probably Andy Murray - but not this year - give him another couple of years to mature.

R.Federer
01-20-2008, 02:23 PM
I think AO is least likely to have a homegrown champion. Hewitt's chances are slim and there is no one else

I think the two Andys have chances at their home slams, Murray more because he is younger and will have chances further out into the future. French Open, well until Nadal is playing peak it will be difficult but guys are coming up and in 3-5 years the landscape may be quite different.

l_mac
01-20-2008, 02:24 PM
Boluda - when Tiriac gets his new Slam in Spain.

zethand
01-20-2008, 02:27 PM
it never wont happen again

Black Adam
01-20-2008, 02:34 PM
Monfils might be a winner at home if just avoids such passive play.

The Freak
01-20-2008, 03:19 PM
I think Monfils or Murray is the most realistic of all the players playing currently.

richie21
01-20-2008, 04:04 PM
I think Monfils or Murray is the most realistic of all the players playing currently.

Monfils winning a tournament on Clay,let alone the FO, is as realistic as Roddick winning the FO.

DrJules
07-07-2012, 07:55 AM
Many picking Murray back in 2008 as most likely to win home GS.

JediFed
07-07-2012, 08:22 AM
Depending on how count Lendl - the previous longest host drought was 23 slams, from 1984 USO (McEnroe) to the 1990 USO (Sampras).

The present host drought is 34 slams. The USA has been 12 years without their home slam, but that's when the Australians were winning everything.

sweetkit
07-07-2012, 08:36 AM
Me thinks the Blake option is most probable.