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Who will win Queens?

zcess81
06-10-2008, 11:32 AM
Just wandering what everyone else thinks...there are quite a few genuine contenders this year, so take your pick.

groundstroke
06-10-2008, 11:48 AM
Nadal or Djokovic.

krystlel
06-10-2008, 11:49 AM
Super Novak, of course.

A_Skywalker
06-10-2008, 11:49 AM
Mahut

juninhOH
06-10-2008, 11:51 AM
Andy Roddick

Burrow
06-10-2008, 11:52 AM
Grosjean.

Nathaliia
06-10-2008, 11:52 AM
Djokovic

Manon
06-10-2008, 11:52 AM
Maybe Roddick. Depends on his shoulder.

scarecrows
06-10-2008, 11:53 AM
Hewitt

Nathaliia
06-10-2008, 11:54 AM
Hewitt shouldn't be even mentioned here, he looked poor yesterday against a British no-name

elessar
06-10-2008, 12:04 PM
I voted for Roddick if he's shoulder's fully healed of course. Queens is still very fast and his serve is almost impossible to break there, added to that the fact that he's had more time to get used to the grass than Rafa or Novak and he should have a good chance of defending his title :shrug:

Nathaliia
06-10-2008, 12:06 PM
I voted for Roddick if he's shoulder's fully healed of course. Queens is still very fast and his serve is almost impossible to break there, added to that the fact that he's had more time to get used to the grass than Rafa or Novak and he should have a good chance of defending his title :shrug:
It seems slower this year and there have been some breaks in the matches played so far. Though a big serve surely helps.

Henry Chinaski
06-10-2008, 12:16 PM
I'll take a stab at the homeboy.

sphiie
06-10-2008, 12:19 PM
Nadal, Djokovic or Roddick.

Manon
06-10-2008, 12:52 PM
I voted for Roddick if he's shoulder's fully healed of course. Queens is still very fast and his serve is almost impossible to break there, added to that the fact that he's had more time to get used to the grass than Rafa or Novak and he should have a good chance of defending his title :shrug:

In one - Queens was always been Roddick's tournament. 'If he's shoulder's fully healed of course'.

KitinovRules
06-10-2008, 12:54 PM
Why Mario isn't in the poll?
Don't the poster thinks that he has chance with 2 grass titles to be there ?
Or the meaning was to crown the Faker as biggest competitor here though he has 0 (zero) titles on grass?

And BTW, this is the fastest grass of all at ATP level, I am sure.
Faster than Wimbly, Halle and Rosmalen.

arm
06-10-2008, 12:56 PM
Why Mario isn't in the poll?
You don't think that he has a better chance with 2 grass titles to be there ?

And this is the fastest grass of all at ATP level, I am sure.
Faster than Wimbly, Halle and Rosmalen.

To be honest, I don't think he stands a chance. He could win Nalby, Nole or Nadal, but he won't win Roddick.

Petrovic
06-10-2008, 12:57 PM
I don't think players take this one seriously.
But Nadal might wanna win this one to put more pressure on Fed B4 Wimbledon.
I think Nadal must be high on confidence after trashing Fed in FO final and he ses his chance to go all the way in Wimby.
That is why i voted for Nadal !
Joker is not serious contender at this tournament and he playes doubles with Tipsy.

KitinovRules
06-10-2008, 12:58 PM
To be honest, I don't think he stands a chance. He could win Nalby, Nole or Nadal, but he won't win Roddick.
All of them have won zero titels on grass (except Roddick).
And yes, if healthy Andy R. will win here without any major problems.

KitinovRules
06-10-2008, 01:03 PM
I don't think players take this one seriously.
But Nadal might wanna win this one to put more pressure on Fed B4 Wimbledon.
I think Nadal must be high on confidence after trashing Fed in FO final and he ses his chance to go all the way in Wimby.
That is why i voted for Nadal !
Joker is not serious contender at this tournament and he playes doubles with Tipsy.
Seriosly, I think that grass is the worst surface for the Faker. He slides a lot, and that is a problem on grass.
He have quite easy draw (except Tipsa) , but I do not find him real contender for the grass season.
One big server in the first rounds of Wimbly and, he could be out. Seriously, I am not intending to offend his fans.

Petrovic
06-10-2008, 01:09 PM
Joker has very good return and big servers are neutrilized.
Last year he beat Hewit on grass and he reached SF.
This year Joker is better player and i think he will win Wimby.

But on a bad day against good server like Roddick or Karlovic everybody can slip and go out !

Bazooka
06-10-2008, 01:12 PM
Nadal and Djokovik will just get to QF, then tank. Roddick or Hewitt get this one, probably Roddick.

Manon
06-10-2008, 01:40 PM
Hewitt? No. I don't believe in his success.

Andi-M
06-10-2008, 01:44 PM
I'd rank them

1. Roddick
2. Nadal
3. Murray
4. Hewitt

Djoke wont take this too seriously imo.

rafa_maniac
06-10-2008, 01:44 PM
Probably Roddick, health permitting. It's too quick an adjustment to grass for Nadal to get his teeth into this tournament, especially being only best of three, he'll probably make the quarters or semis and then lose, but I don't think he'll care. Djoko is either going to be taken out early again like last year, or go down in the final. I also think Grass may be his weakest surface.

Xristos
06-10-2008, 01:47 PM
A. Roddick.

MaryX
06-10-2008, 02:17 PM
Djoko is either going to be taken out early again like last year, or go down in the final. I also think Grass may be his weakest surface.

I think you are wrong.

rafa_maniac
06-10-2008, 02:27 PM
I think you are wrong.

There's no disputing hard courts are his best. So clay or grass? Novak can play power baseline tennis to perfection which is all he needs to win on clay, he's not an all court player which you need to be to truly excell on grass, and his sliding is an asset on clay but not on grass. I don't believe the speed or bounce differences either helps or hinders him.

jcempire
06-10-2008, 02:29 PM
Novak Djokovic

MaryX
06-10-2008, 03:01 PM
There's no disputing hard courts are his best. So clay or grass? Novak can play power baseline tennis to perfection which is all he needs to win on clay, he's not an all court player which you need to be to truly excell on grass, and his sliding is an asset on clay but not on grass. I don't believe the speed or bounce differences either helps or hinders him.
I guess he' ll be better this year on grass, so the only question is how much.He improved his clay game a bit, learned how to make the long story from last year short, so we have to see will his movement, and entire game be at prime level this year.When I say prime level, I think of possibility to beat Roger and Rafa.Others, he can.

MacTheKnife
06-10-2008, 03:06 PM
Roddick seems to own this tournament. If his serves on, he'll continue that trend.. a lot of that depends on how that shoulder's doing. If he's not 100%, I think Karlovic will scare some people, but I'd have to pick Jok if Rod's ailing..

Manon
06-10-2008, 03:09 PM
I guess he' ll be better this year on grass, so the only question is how much.He improved his clay game a bit, learned how to make the long story from last year short, so we have to see will his movement, and entire game be at prime level this year.When I say prime level, I think of possibility to beat Roger and Rafa.Others, he can.

To be honest I'm afraid. I wanna him to play as never earlier but agree with rafa_maniac. I don't know...I wish him the best of course.

osalsyst
06-10-2008, 03:14 PM
Maybe Roddick. Depends on his shoulder.

Agreed! :) There's a few guys that can beat him if he isn't totally healthy.

BigJohn
06-10-2008, 03:16 PM
Roddick is my man on grass. (in a Rogerfree tournament)

zcess81
06-10-2008, 03:19 PM
Agreed! :) There's a few guys that can beat him if he isn't totally healthy.

There are quite a few guys in top 10/15 that can beat him even if he's 100% healthy.

~*BGT*~
06-10-2008, 03:27 PM
<<<<<<< Never in doubt ;)

W!MBLEDON
06-10-2008, 03:30 PM
hewitt

elessar
06-10-2008, 04:30 PM
I guess he' ll be better this year on grass, so the only question is how much.He improved his clay game a bit, learned how to make the long story from last year short, so we have to see will his movement, and entire game be at prime level this year.When I say prime level, I think of possibility to beat Roger and Rafa.Others, he can.

I'm surprised to see so many people thinking Djokovic is gonna tank (same goes for rafa) :confused: correct me if I'm wrong but isn't wimbledon the tournament he wants to win above all ? That should mean he has extra motivation to do well on grass and probably won't miss a chance to win his first title on the surface.

I personally think his game isn't that well suited for grass but as always with his mental strengh I'd be surprised not to see him in the final four of wimby again.

I still think Roddick will win this one simply because it plays a lot faster :shrug:

EDITED : I realize my post makes it sound as if you were predicting a tank, it wasn't my intention, I just quoted your post to see if you could confirm Novak's opinion of wimbledon :p

Manon
06-10-2008, 04:36 PM
I'm surprised to see so many people thinking Djokovic is gonna tank (same goes for rafa) :confused: correct me if I'm wrong but isn't wimbledon the tournament he wants to win above all ? That should mean he has extra motivation to do well on grass and probably won't miss a chance to win his first title on the surface.

I personally think his game isn't that well suited for grass but as always with his mental strengh I'd be surprised not to see him in the final four of wimby again.

I still think Roddick will win this one simply because it plays a lot faster :shrug:

EDITED : I realize my post makes it sound as if you were predicting a tank, it wasn't my intention, I just quoted your post to see if you could confirm Novak's opinion of wimbledon :p

Bold parts = true.

RogiFan88
06-10-2008, 04:41 PM
not TFA -- he is aiming for the big prize instead ;)

Merton
06-10-2008, 04:43 PM
Roddick, if his shoulder is ok.

RogiFan88
06-10-2008, 04:47 PM
Roddick, if his shoulder is ok.


what's wrong w his shoulder? hasn't he had a ton of time off to heal it?? Pandy, such a wimp... :p

Fumus
06-10-2008, 06:20 PM
Roddick, ftw!

Why does no one ever take Andy seriously? lolz. What does he have to do? Beat the number 1,2,3 players in the world in the same month? Wait...a...second!!

Ok ok, enough of my fanboying around. I love talking Andy on up in a tournement that he should win. But seriously who cares about Queens? Think about it. Who cares? Well, not many players anymore. After the top players get a match or two under their belt they all seem to drop like flies. Some warm up!

Let's have a look at last year's Wimbeldon semi-finalists; Gasquet, Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic. Nadal lost to Mahut in the quarters, Djokovic only won one match, Gasquet lost in the first round at Halle, and Wimbledon champion Roger Federer didn't even play a warm up event!!

I think Roddick would be best served* to get a few matches and rest up, apparently that's what has been working best for the rest of the field.

*unintentional nonsensical pun.

MaryX
06-10-2008, 07:27 PM
I'm surprised to see so many people thinking Djokovic is gonna tank (same goes for rafa) :confused: correct me if I'm wrong but isn't wimbledon the tournament he wants to win above all ? That should mean he has extra motivation to do well on grass and probably won't miss a chance to win his first title on the surface.

I personally think his game isn't that well suited for grass but as always with his mental strengh I'd be surprised not to see him in the final four of wimby again.

I still think Roddick will win this one simply because it plays a lot faster :shrug:

EDITED : I realize my post makes it sound as if you were predicting a tank, it wasn't my intention, I just quoted your post to see if you could confirm Novak's opinion of wimbledon :p

He is not predictable when it comes to tournaments of this rate.In his arrogant manner, he doesn't consider them valuable any more :shrug: . May be I am wrong about that.Never mind, we'll see very soon.

Other important thing is-how strong he comes here (in every way) after Paris?

And about his grass game, I am not very competent since I've wathed only his match against Ancic two years ago (that was ok), and the first round last year (I missed unfortunatelly everything else, except second and third set with Nadal).Any way, I expect him to be in better shape that's for sure-simply he is improving more or less everywhere. Maybe I am not very objective, but my opinion is that chances for Wimbledon are almost equally divided between the trio.About Queens, I'm not sure.

Guevara01
06-10-2008, 07:32 PM
In my own dream world : Lleyton or NicoNico! (Mahut = lovely)

In reality: Roddick.

Andy owns Queens. He loves it, has so much confidence on the surface, and these particular courts. I think if he comes up against Nadal or Djokovic he will just own it. I hope Murray does well too, but I don't see him as the winner, and more importantly neither does he.

JediFed
06-10-2008, 07:40 PM
A delighted Duck thrashes a resurgent "Rusty".

RIboy
06-10-2008, 07:40 PM
Other (Ančić)

arm
06-10-2008, 07:43 PM
Now that everyone thinks Roddick will win Queens, I am sure he won't. :devil:

bokehlicious
06-10-2008, 07:46 PM
I think you are wrong.

Spot on, there's no "weaker surface" when it comes to Nole, he's too big on every of them :rocker2:

Ivanatis
06-10-2008, 07:50 PM
Roddick

HeretiC
06-10-2008, 07:50 PM
Maybe Roddick. Depends on his shoulder.

I voted for Roddick if he's shoulder's fully healed of course. Queens is still very fast and his serve is almost impossible to break there, added to that the fact that he's had more time to get used to the grass than Rafa or Novak and he should have a good chance of defending his title :shrug:

Roddick, if his shoulder is ok.

:yeah: Also Dr. Ivo can do some damage in here and Ancic can make a deep run. This type of grass is the worst for Nadal, extremely fast and low bounced and Djoker will use this tournament to practice his serve on grass and trying some volleys before Wimby. IMO both of them are not going to tank intentionally, Djoker will lose cause he is going to experiment and Nadal cause this is really the worst type of grass for his game style.

cmurray
06-10-2008, 07:51 PM
I'm still going with the Duck. This surface is WAY too fast for Rafa to do well. He'll be lucky to get past the quarters.

I am still not convinced that Nole is that great a grass court player.

Hewitt didn't look that great to me on Monday. That leaves Duck or "other"

Vida
06-10-2008, 08:00 PM
nole.

federernadalfan
06-10-2008, 09:07 PM
Rafa Nadal

RogandyFan
06-10-2008, 09:17 PM
I think Arod will give full effort while Rafa and Noel might just tank it. The other candidates are not as consistent as these three. I hope the other andy will win though. But if he wins this, the pressure at Wimbledon will be overwhelming.

Tnn74
06-11-2008, 11:24 AM
I still think this court is way too fast for Rafa to dodge the booming
Roddick serve... that is, if he even makes it past Karlovic's bullets...
Djokovic has done nothing to prove that he's one of the contenders here,
with the exception of a Wimbly SF and well... that's it :ras: Roddick,
given his shoulders heal, will probably pocket another title defense...