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Who will be the next player to win his first MS?

richie21
08-04-2008, 05:40 PM
Now that Andy won his first master serie title (as i hoped and as i expected :)),who do you think we'll be the next player to win his first MS title?
I'd say Gulbis or Tsonga(if he stop being injured).
Gasquet probably won't win a MS purely because it's becoming more and more obvious that he can play consistently well on only one surface(Grass)and there isn't any MS there.......but there is Wimbledon which i believe he'll win at least once in the future.

richie21
08-04-2008, 05:42 PM
Now that Andy won his first master serie title (as i hoped and as i expected :)),who do you think we'll be the next player to win his first MS title?
I'd say Gulbis or Tsonga(if he stop being injured).
Gasquet probably won't win a MS purely because it's becoming more and more obvious that he can play consistently well on only one surface(Grass)and there isn't any MS there.......but there is Wimbledon which i believe he'll win at least once in the future

Lurker011
08-04-2008, 05:43 PM
i think gasquet will,he has all the tools,but he checks out mentally. once he becomes more mature,i think he'll win a bunch of MS events. his game is very federer-like.

Sebby
08-04-2008, 05:48 PM
Gasquet was very close to do it in the 2006 Toronto final.

He won the first set 6-2 against Federer :eek:

Sebby
08-04-2008, 05:52 PM
I hope Wawrinka. But I think Gulbis or Gasquet. Ok, let's vote for Gasquet ;)

richie21
08-04-2008, 05:52 PM
Gasquet was very close to do it in the 2006 Toronto final.

He won the first set 6-2 against Federer :eek:

Fed spreaded more than 15 UEs in that first set so hardly a great achievement there.

MILOS
08-04-2008, 05:55 PM
I think David Ferrer.
He is always in good form in the end of the year and he already showed that he can beat top-class players.

PiggyGotRoasted
08-04-2008, 05:57 PM
I think it will be verdasco at miami or indian wells next year, or stepanek if he doesnt already have one.??

edit : Gonzalez probably, then Wawrinka

oranges
08-04-2008, 06:01 PM
Haas won Stuttgart as TMS event IIRC.

Sebby
08-04-2008, 06:03 PM
I think it will be verdasco at miami or indian wells next year, or stepanek if he doesnt already have one.??

He was finalist at Hamburg and Paris Bercy but never won.

richie21
08-04-2008, 06:04 PM
Haas won Stuttgart as TMS event IIRC.


My mistake then:)

Clydey
08-04-2008, 06:19 PM
Tsonga or Gasquet, I'd imagine. Richie's form has been fine. He has simply been imploding lately after making good starts to matches. It's about time he wins one, as it seems like he's been around forever.

Karolina_Sprem
08-04-2008, 07:09 PM
I'm impressed how some people put Gulbis in every single poll even tho there are at least 5 other players who are better and have better results then mentioned player....

Venle
08-04-2008, 07:10 PM
Gasquet, I think

Tabledott
08-04-2008, 07:17 PM
Richard of course.

KitinovRules
08-04-2008, 07:49 PM
Cilic

groundstroke
08-04-2008, 07:57 PM
Gasquet has reached 2 finals, yet he had the burden of facing an in-form Federer. Either him or Wawrinka.

richie21
08-04-2008, 08:09 PM
Gasquet has reached 2 finals, yet he had the burden of facing an in-form Federer. Either him or Wawrinka.

Not so much in the Toronto's final though.
I always thought Gasquet choked a bit in that match as Federer was far from his best and was there for taking.

vincayou
08-04-2008, 08:12 PM
Tsonga if he gets rid of his injuries.

LocoPorElTenis
08-04-2008, 08:16 PM
Juan Martin del Potro

JolánGagó
08-04-2008, 08:22 PM
I hope it'd be Gasquet but wouldn't bet on it.

From the list: Gulbis has potential but not yet, Monfils don't have what it takes, Haas & Gonzalez are well past their prime, Tsonga is quite an enigma, seems capable but at the end of the day he has shown nothing of relevance appart from last AO. Blake is a mug. Wawrinka? doubtful. Baghdatis? missing.

Verdasco could be but the guy is mentally impaired. Ferrer perhaps? seems to be suffering a slum.

mistery, enigma, riddle...

potres
08-04-2008, 09:12 PM
either gasquet or gulbis

my heart is with the latter :p

Jimnik
08-04-2008, 09:16 PM
Very hard to say. It usually ends up being someone random like Ferrer or Simon getting a lucky run or a weak field.

But I like to think Gulbis can do it at one of the indoor events.

Lullaby
08-04-2008, 09:17 PM
not sure about ms but i think gasquet has a shot at the us open - all the top players will be tired from the olympics opening the door to a shock

Jaap
08-04-2008, 09:24 PM
Cilic

Never in a million years.

Jaap
08-04-2008, 09:25 PM
It will probably be some indoor player in Paris when everyone has pulled out.

Radek or Soderling.

ChinoRios4Ever
08-04-2008, 09:33 PM
O. Hernandez, if he wants. ;)

Denaon
08-04-2008, 09:33 PM
Juan Martin del Potro

I think it's possible :D

scoobs
08-04-2008, 09:38 PM
I tend to look to the younger players coming up rather than the oldies or established players now - I just don't see guys like Gonzalez or Verdasco making the sort of leap necessary in terms of form or mental strength to take it - I suppose a Hamburg 06 situation is possible at some stage, where *someone* has to win it, but I'd tend to expect someone young and fearless is likely to take it. Gasquet....well it's possible that the new coach could in time bring around a turnaround in fortunes and help get him up to the next level...not convinced, but we'll see. Certainly among the more talented players not to have done it so far, but mentally, emotionally....not sure - and that's the part of a player that's hardest to "coach" or "fix".

Karolina_Sprem
08-04-2008, 09:44 PM
Never in a million years.

Plz, let me hear some fact about your statement??

BigJohn
08-04-2008, 09:48 PM
Gasquet.

Masta_Rue
08-04-2008, 09:48 PM
haas won already a ms in stuttgart?!

bold_chairumpire
08-04-2008, 09:59 PM
i'm really surprised del potro isn't an option to choose - if his body doesnt prevent him :sad:

his last 2 tournaments :worship: (not even his preferred surface, i'm right !?)

if healthy hes my dark horse for the us open :cool: :cool: - lets see how hes performing in la this week

Lopaka
08-04-2008, 10:05 PM
Certainly after seeing Gulbis in person more than once in Cincinnati, if not the next, I should think a Masters is in his immediate future. Of the better known players Richard Gasquet would have to be the pick if he ever could take two career steps forward without following it with one backward.

yellowboy906
08-04-2008, 10:21 PM
Tsonga if he gets rid of his injuries.

tsonga will never be healthy. he has never even won a mickey mouse tournament let alone a MS. i'm shock last time when i looked at his profile, it said his career record is 33 wins and 21 losses. this guy played only 54 matches at atp level and he's 23 years old. even del potro who is also an injury prone player played more match than him at 19. and people said this guy is ali and how tough he is cause he keeps fighting.:eek:

~*BGT*~
08-05-2008, 04:18 AM
Gulbis doesn't belong on this list... now. I vote for Gasquet.

Pfloyd
08-05-2008, 04:22 AM
For me it's roughly 50/50 between Tsonga and Gonzalez, but I ended up picking Tsonga.

betowiec
08-05-2008, 04:50 AM
wawrinka

Turquoise
08-05-2008, 06:04 AM
I would love it to be Tsonga, but he's still recovering from injury. As long as his body holds up, he will be a strong contender next year.

Currently, I would give Wawrinka the edge.

Karolina_Sprem
08-05-2008, 07:42 AM
i'm really surprised del potro isn't an option to choose - if his body doesnt prevent him :sad:

his last 2 tournaments :worship: (not even his preferred surface, i'm right !?)

if healthy hes my dark horse for the us open :cool: :cool: - lets see how hes performing in la this week

Clay is his fav surface and at the moment his game is develop for a clay...

You must be joking about dark horse for US Open. His game on hard court surface is sh****... This year he's got 2-3 win-lost on hard court...

Bazooka
08-05-2008, 08:23 AM
All of them seem so unlikely atm...

I would say Blake since on an easy draw and a fast court, his mindless ballbashing to the corners can be good enough.

Iván
08-05-2008, 09:40 AM
Gulbis

VolandriFan
08-05-2008, 09:44 AM
Del Potro, who has every right to be in this poll alongside Gulbis.

maconick
08-05-2008, 10:26 AM
Del Potro

freeandlonely
08-05-2008, 10:44 AM
Gasquet

MILOS
08-05-2008, 11:04 AM
How can Tsonga be an option and not for example David Ferrer!? :confused:

dweijnen
08-05-2008, 11:52 AM
Karlovic, Maybe Simone Bolelli

TJ20
08-05-2008, 01:16 PM
I have big hopes on other. Other will have a good chance to win the next MS.

JolánGagó
08-05-2008, 01:21 PM
How can Tsonga be an option and not for example David Ferrer!? :confused:

The list is utter shit. Haas! :rolleyes:

Andi-M
08-05-2008, 11:01 PM
Tsonga - can probably win an indoor masters next year.

NoFroz
08-05-2008, 11:09 PM
Either Gasquet or Wawrinka (clay in 2009 of course)

Merton
08-05-2008, 11:17 PM
Tsonga indoors this year, if he has recovered 100%.

leng jai
08-05-2008, 11:24 PM
Tsonga indoors this year, if he has recovered 100%.

To be honest this year is looking pretty unlikely for Tsonga even if he is back to full fitness. He has missed a ton of matches this year and probably won't be anywhere near his AO level.

Merton
08-05-2008, 11:39 PM
To be honest this year is looking pretty unlikely for Tsonga even if he is back to full fitness. He has missed a ton of matches this year and probably won't be anywhere near his AO level.

Well, this is part of my hedge when I say "recovered 100%" I include his form from the AO. :lol:

You are right, what I had in mind is that Nadal and Federer might not play during the indoors season at all, Djokovic will not play, Murray will not be motivated since he will have qualified for the TMC and Nalbandian is unlikely to reproduce his form from last year. That would leave the two masters events open. So just wishful thinking on my part with respect to Tsonga but I can totally see unexpected winners for these events.

lalit
08-07-2008, 01:22 AM
tsonga at paris most likely