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As Crazy As This Sounds, I Think The Biggest Guarantee To Make The Semis Is....

navy75
06-20-2008, 12:07 PM
Andy Roddick. I never thought I'd be saying the biggest cinch to make the semis isn't named Nadal, Federer, or Djokovic, but I don't even think it's debatable. He drew Davydenko's quarter, and there's not a player in there that could possibly hurt him. I would even go so far as to say Tipsarevich in the 2nd round is his biggest stumbling block to make the semis, and that shouldn't be too difficult for him at all. He really drew a dream draw.

Nadal's 2nd round alone against Gulbis/Isner could prove interesting, but I personally think that if he survives the first week (which likely includes a game Youzhny in the 3rd round) he'll be your champion.

Djokovic drew a pretty easy semi path up until the quarters. Safin could be entertaining if they meet in the 2nd round. He should draw either Querrey, Del Potro, or Wawrinka in the 4th round, which shouldn't be a problem. Nalbandian, Baghdatis, or Karlovic could obviously pose a VERY stern test in the quarters.

Federer could have an entertaining match against either Nishikori or Monfils in the third round, neither of whom will back down from him. Gonzalez, Hewitt, or Ginepri await him in the 4th round, which is no cakewalk. He'll probably see Andreev or Berdych in the quarters, which would be less of a test than his 4th round (or maybe even 3rd round).

All and all, I think Roddick was practically gift wrapped a place in the semis. No matter what though, I can't wait to get this thing kicked off! GL to all your favourite players over the next two weeks...:wavey:

keroni
06-20-2008, 12:24 PM
Hey I think you might be right.

scoobs
06-20-2008, 12:25 PM
Indeed. Tipsarevic could be a banana skin but otherwise, if he can't take advantage of this draw... :help:

finishingmove
06-20-2008, 12:28 PM
i told you roddick will win wimbledon this year.

nadal will break a rib or something and roddick will get to the final and beat one of those mugs from the other sf.

year of the duck

Monteque
06-20-2008, 12:34 PM
Djokovic drew a pretty easy semi path up until the quarters. Safin could be entertaining if they meet in the 2nd round. He should draw either Querrey, Del Potro, or Wawrinka in the 4th round, which shouldn't be a problem. Nalbandian, Baghdatis, or Karlovic could obviously pose a VERY stern test in the quarters.

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i think the hardest will be wawrinka. i even didnt count bagy or sammy before:D

Clay Death
06-20-2008, 12:42 PM
Andy Roddick. I never thought I'd be saying the biggest cinch to make the semis isn't named Nadal, Federer, or Djokovic, but I don't even think it's debatable. He drew Davydenko's quarter, and there's not a player in there that could possibly hurt him. I would even go so far as to say Tipsarevich in the 2nd round is his biggest stumbling block to make the semis, and that shouldn't be too difficult for him at all. He really drew a dream draw.

Nadal's 2nd round alone against Gulbis/Isner could prove interesting, but I personally think that if he survives the first week (which likely includes a game Youzhny in the 3rd round) he'll be your champion.

Djokovic drew a pretty easy semi path up until the quarters. Safin could be entertaining if they meet in the 2nd round. He should draw either Querrey, Del Potro, or Wawrinka in the 4th round, which shouldn't be a problem. Nalbandian, Baghdatis, or Karlovic could obviously pose a VERY stern test in the quarters.

Federer could have an entertaining match against either Nishikori or Monfils in the third round, neither of whom will back down from him. Gonzalez, Hewitt, or Ginepri await him in the 4th round, which is no cakewalk. He'll probably see Andreev or Berdych in the quarters, which would be less of a test than his 4th round (or maybe even 3rd round).

All and all, I think Roddick was practically gift wrapped a place in the semis. No matter what though, I can't wait to get this thing kicked off! GL to all your favourite players over the next two weeks...:wavey:

he may have to deal with Blake and Davydenko. Davydenko has been playing on clay to keep his ground game sharp. he has an outside chance to derail Roddick. he was able to finally get that monkey off his back in Miami by beating the hell out of Roddick on relatively fast hard courts.

Federer=God
06-20-2008, 12:43 PM
Federer doesn't have a hard draw and Djokovic's draw is fairly reasonable up until the QF. Roddick does have a dream draw though.

fast_clay
06-20-2008, 12:46 PM
that is a fair call...

JimmyV
06-20-2008, 12:52 PM
This is as perfect a draw as he could hope for really, but then again he had a good draw in Australia and wound up losing in the 3rd round. I still think he can win Wimbledon, and this is as good a chance as he's going to get, so he better step up and take it.

DartMarcus
06-20-2008, 02:53 PM
Everuthing is open for Andy.

Mr. Magassi
06-20-2008, 04:24 PM
Not sure... Andy's inability to take a set off Nadal at Queens was troubling...

rofe
06-20-2008, 04:28 PM
he may have to deal with Blake and Davydenko. Davydenko has been playing on clay to keep his ground game sharp. he has an outside chance to derail Roddick. he was able to finally get that monkey off his back in Miami by beating the hell out of Roddick on relatively fast hard courts.

Oh dear....

Loremaster
06-20-2008, 04:36 PM
Clay death is one of the biggest clowns ever ( along with GlennMirnyi) Miami fast court :haha: it is almost as slow as clay - difference is how ball bounce :haha:

Iván
06-20-2008, 04:38 PM
Roddick has fitness problems

Looked rusty/crusty at queens

FedFan_2007
06-20-2008, 04:40 PM
Basically the MTF consensus is that Federer will not win Wimbledon and that Nadal will. OK.

BlakeJamitis
06-20-2008, 04:41 PM
Roddick should do well this year ... Miami courts are SLOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Jimnik
06-20-2008, 04:58 PM
Dream draw indeed, and not just in his quarter. Even on current form I'm sure he'd much rather face Nadal in the SF than Federer, and then potentially Djokovic in the final. This is the best chance he'll ever have to win Wimby.

I still wouldn't rule out some very nervy five setters with Tipsy and Mahut along the way.

The Freak
06-20-2008, 05:06 PM
The last time they played on grass Blake beat Andy in straights, so that should be a good match.

JediFed
06-20-2008, 05:10 PM
Roddick in the FINALS. :D

Nadal got a horrible draw.

nkhera1
06-20-2008, 05:16 PM
The last time they played on grass Blake beat Andy in straights, so that should be a good match.

Blake is a mental midget in GS's. Its questionable if he will even get that far.

Action Jackson
06-20-2008, 05:34 PM
As for the thread title, this call is a pretty fair call and far from the dumbest thing ever said on this board.

Wawrinka is a grass gimp.

Johnny Groove
06-20-2008, 05:40 PM
he may have to deal with Blake and Davydenko. Davydenko has been playing on clay to keep his ground game sharp. he has an outside chance to derail Roddick. he was able to finally get that monkey off his back in Miami by beating the hell out of Roddick on relatively fast hard courts.

:spit: :spit:

This is too much quality in one post :lol:

Merton
06-20-2008, 05:45 PM
Andy has an excellent draw indeed but Tipsarevic is a dangerous opponent for him. Still, Gulbis and Stepanek/Youzhny are more dangerous to Nadal.

pricdews
06-20-2008, 05:49 PM
I'm not sure Roddick is fully healthy or fit. Obviously he needs his serve to be on to do well and any slight shoulder injury could drastically alter his game. If he's 100%, he ought to make the semis.

MacTheKnife
06-20-2008, 06:06 PM
I'm not sure Roddick is fully healthy or fit. Obviously he needs his serve to be on to do well and any slight shoulder injury could drastically alter his game. If he's 100%, he ought to make the semis.

Bingo.. we'll have to see how that shoulder's really doing. But, we should know early on. Then he only has to deal with the possibility of re-injury.. It would be a good time for Roddick to try and get Conners back at least for one tourney. He played the best I'd ever seen him with Conners in his camp..

Bernard Black
06-20-2008, 06:17 PM
Andy Roddick. I never thought I'd be saying the biggest cinch to make the semis isn't named Nadal, Federer, or Djokovic, but I don't even think it's debatable. He drew Davydenko's quarter, and there's not a player in there that could possibly hurt him. I would even go so far as to say Tipsarevich in the 2nd round is his biggest stumbling block to make the semis, and that shouldn't be too difficult for him at all. He really drew a dream draw.

Nadal's 2nd round alone against Gulbis/Isner could prove interesting, but I personally think that if he survives the first week (which likely includes a game Youzhny in the 3rd round) he'll be your champion.

Djokovic drew a pretty easy semi path up until the quarters. Safin could be entertaining if they meet in the 2nd round. He should draw either Querrey, Del Potro, or Wawrinka in the 4th round, which shouldn't be a problem. Nalbandian, Baghdatis, or Karlovic could obviously pose a VERY stern test in the quarters.

Federer could have an entertaining match against either Nishikori or Monfils in the third round, neither of whom will back down from him. Gonzalez, Hewitt, or Ginepri await him in the 4th round, which is no cakewalk. He'll probably see Andreev or Berdych in the quarters, which would be less of a test than his 4th round (or maybe even 3rd round).

All and all, I think Roddick was practically gift wrapped a place in the semis. No matter what though, I can't wait to get this thing kicked off! GL to all your favourite players over the next two weeks...:wavey:

Very balanced and well thought out analysis of the draw.

I wouldn't be surprised if it pans out this way either. A lot of people will have written off Roddick after the Nadal loss, but I still believe there are very few players in the world who can beat him on a grass court, and with the help of a good draw he's almost a cert to go deep.

~*BGT*~
06-20-2008, 08:13 PM
I'm not sure Roddick is fully healthy or fit. Obviously he needs his serve to be on to do well and any slight shoulder injury could drastically alter his game. If he's 100%, he ought to make the semis.

Doesn't matter. It's 2008!! :crazy:

PiggyGotRoasted
06-20-2008, 09:52 PM
he may have to deal with Blake and Davydenko. Davydenko has been playing on clay to keep his ground game sharp. he has an outside chance to derail Roddick. he was able to finally get that monkey off his back in Miami by beating the hell out of Roddick on relatively fast hard courts.

I agree with clay death for once :D:wavey:

octatennis
06-20-2008, 10:40 PM
i want to see him winning to schwank first.

GlennMirnyi
06-20-2008, 10:44 PM
Clay death is one of the biggest clowns ever ( along with GlennMirnyi) Miami fast court :haha: it is almost as slow as clay - difference is how ball bounce :haha:

When Nadal won it you told us otherwise.

LinkMage
06-20-2008, 11:03 PM
When Nadal won it you told us otherwise.


:confused:

Nadal never won Miami.

njorker
06-21-2008, 11:33 AM
Yay! I love this thread!

Go ANDY go ANDY go!
Go ANDY go ANDY go!
Go ANDY go ANDY go!

:bounce: :dance: :yeah: :woohoo: :yippee: :rocker2: :banana:

Black Adam
06-21-2008, 12:03 PM
I hope Andy serve will have recovered its pop come Tuesday. His Serve was lacking in the ad-court at Queens.

Ivanatis
06-21-2008, 12:11 PM
No way. Roddick is favourite in his quarter, but if I had to pick one safe SF-pick I'd go with Federer anytime.

Schwank - Tipsarevic - Tursunov/Mahut - Blake - Ljubicic/Davydenko is no cakewalk at all

OSmeone
06-26-2008, 07:24 PM
Andy has an excellent draw indeed but Tipsarevic is a dangerous opponent for him.

Good call.

scarecrows
06-26-2008, 07:27 PM
Merton knows his stuff

Ivo#1Fan
06-26-2008, 07:27 PM
Andy is not so good overseas. He is very tough in small US tournaments but elsewhere?????

scoobs
06-26-2008, 07:28 PM
This was a kiss of death :)

Jimnik
06-26-2008, 07:37 PM
Has there ever been an MTF prediction thread that did NOT successfully jinx the outcome?

Rumour
06-26-2008, 09:57 PM
Hmm, looks like I missed this thread when it was originally posted - by the same person who lambasted Ferrer for losing to Stepanek in Rome (and was conveniently absent when the Czech went on to seize even bigger scalps). As 'crazy' yet 'reasonable' a prediction as this may have been at the time, I'm still going to :lol: at how it turned out and the OP's continued attempts to impress MTF with his tennis expertise. Now that Clay Death has reportedly been suspended, there's a gaping void that desperately needs to be filled by anyone unafraid of making bold predictions :p

helgagonzalez
06-27-2008, 01:27 AM
This was a kiss of death :)

:haha:

GlennMirnyi
06-27-2008, 01:29 AM
:confused:

Nadal never won Miami.

He won IW - blue clay.

MacTheKnife
06-27-2008, 02:14 AM
Well we can dump this thread.. Let's not start any more prediction threads. Apparently Roddick read this and thought he had a clear route to the semi's.

MyPrecious
06-27-2008, 02:23 AM
Well we can dump this thread.. Let's not start any more prediction threads. Apparently Roddick read this and thought he had a clear route to the semi's.


:lol::lol::lol::lol:

reece
06-28-2008, 07:53 AM
His quarter was definitely wide open, but betting on Roddick these days is a mugs game.

Naranoc
06-28-2008, 08:51 AM
Has there ever been an MTF prediction thread that did NOT successfully jinx the outcome?

This was one of the best:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=83544

njorker
06-28-2008, 09:28 AM
Has there ever been an MTF prediction thread that did NOT successfully jinx the outcome?

Sheesh, I know.....:o

case
06-28-2008, 09:36 AM
thanks for the insightful thread :haha: