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Next 4 Grand Slam Winners, TMS winner and Olympics winner

Clydey
08-04-2008, 08:16 PM
Make your picks for the next 4 Grand Slams, the Tennis Master's Cup and the Olympics, if you so wish. Feel free to elaborate on your choices.

Olympics 2008: Federer

US Open 2008: Djokovic

Tennis Master's Cup 2008: Djokovic

Australian Open 2009: Murray (shocking that I'd pick Murray, I'm sure you'll agree)

French Open 2009: Nadal (no surprise there, then)

Wimbledon 2009: Nadal

Clay Death
08-04-2008, 08:23 PM
Make your picks for the next 4 Grand Slams and Tennis Master's Cup, if you so wish. Feel free to elaborate on your choices.

US Open 2008: Djokovic

Tennis Master's Cup 2008: Djokovic

Australian Open 2009: Murray (shocking that I'd pick Murray, I'm sure you'll agree)

French Open 2009: Nadal (no surprise there, then)

Wimbledon 2009: Nadal

U.S. Open: Clay Monster

Australian Open (2009) : Djokovic

French Open (2009) : Clay Monster

Wimbledon (2009) : Clay Monster

Clydey
08-04-2008, 08:24 PM
U.S. Open: Clay Monster

Australian Open (2009) : Djokovic

French Open (2009) : Clay Monster

Wimbledon (2009) : Clay Monster

Master's Cup 2008?

richie21
08-04-2008, 08:24 PM
Wimbledon 2009: Nadal

Nadal won't win Wimbledon again.

n3gative
08-04-2008, 08:24 PM
US Open 2008: Djokovic
Aussie Open 2009: Federer
French Open 2009: Nadal
Wimbledon 2009: Federer

ghostbear
08-04-2008, 08:25 PM
Nadal won't win Wimbledon again.

And you know this how? :rolleyes:

finishingmove
08-04-2008, 08:25 PM
us open 2008 : andy murray
tmc 2008 : andy murray
ao 2009 : carlos berlocq (djokovic has never defended a title)
rg 2009 : andy murray (the new, improved, andy murray proved to be too much for the clay monster)
wimbledon 2009 : need i say it?

Clydey
08-04-2008, 08:26 PM
Nadal won't win Wimbledon again.

I disagree. I think he looked pretty formidable this year. I can only see him improving.

r2473
08-04-2008, 08:28 PM
Olympics 2008: Federer

US Open 2008: Federer

Tennis Master's Cup 2008: Federer

Australian Open 2009: Federer

French Open 2009: Nadal

Wimbledon 2009: Federer

Clay Death
08-04-2008, 08:30 PM
Master's Cup 2008?


thats not a slam obviously but i think Clay Monster is taking it this year. i am sure he is tired of losing in the semis there.

Clay Monster will drown Djokovic with his heavy topspin in the final. wouldnt mind a Murray vs Nadal final if it happens.

richie21
08-04-2008, 08:36 PM
I disagree. I think he looked pretty formidable this year. I can only see him improving.

We'll see Clydey ;)

Clydey
08-04-2008, 08:38 PM
We'll see Clydey ;)

Who do you see winning it in 2009?

JolánGagó
08-04-2008, 08:42 PM
Olympics 2008: Federer

US Open 2008: Nadal

Tennis Master's Cup 2008: Djoker

Australian Open 2009: Muzza

French Open 2009: Nadal

Wimbledon 2009: Nadal

richie21
08-04-2008, 08:46 PM
Who do you see winning it in 2009?

It will be beetween Federer and Murray.

groundstroke
08-04-2008, 08:55 PM
olympics 08: federer
us open 08: federer
masters cup 08: federer
aussie open 08: djokovic
french open 08: nadal
wimbledon 09: federer

Clay Death
08-04-2008, 08:56 PM
Nadal won't win Wimbledon again.

right. he didnt make the last 3 finals there either. what sport are you watching anyway?

2008 and 2009 will belong to Nadal. the writing is right on the wall in several languages.

groundstroke
08-04-2008, 08:57 PM
I disagree. I think he looked pretty formidable this year. I can only see him improving.
The courts cannot get slower. Djokovic + Murray + Gasquet + Gulbis + Tsonga are all improving and do not forget Federer, he will want revenge.. plus he could get someone like Roddick or Tipsarevic who could pull something amazing out of the bag or.. Karlovic/Isner.

JolánGagó
08-04-2008, 08:58 PM
2008 and 2009 will belong to Nadal. the writing is right on the wall in several languages.

Several walls, it was written in mode relevant essay.

richie21
08-04-2008, 09:01 PM
The courts cannot get slower. Djokovic + Murray + Gasquet + Gulbis + Tsonga are all improving and do not forget Federer, he will want revenge.. plus he could get someone like Roddick or Tipsarevic who could pull something amazing out of the bag or.. Karlovic/Isner.

Not to mention Nadal is bound to have an off form season sooner or later with his incredibly demanding style of play(both physically and mentally)

Clydey
08-04-2008, 09:02 PM
It will be beetween Federer and Murray.

I can only see Murray winning Wimbledon if he avoids Nadal, unless he improves quite a bit from this year.

BRENTIN25
08-04-2008, 09:06 PM
Olympics 2008: NADAL
US Open 2008:NADAL
Tennis Master's Cup 2008: Murray
Australian Open 2009:djokovic
French Open 2009: Nadal
Wimbledon 2009: Nadal

groundstroke
08-04-2008, 09:08 PM
Not to mention Nadal is bound to have an off form season sooner or later with his incredibly demanding style of play(both physically and mentally)
Yeah, you're right here. I think, when Nadal is 25 or 26, he won't even be close to the player he is now due to his game style. Mentally, he will burn out at one point, but it will never be at a Grand Slam unless Federer does something amazing or someone like Tsonga comes in and thrashes him.

Clay Death
08-04-2008, 09:09 PM
Not to mention Nadal is bound to have an off form season sooner or later with his incredibly demanding style of play(both physically and mentally)

and also not to mention the fact that monkeys will learn to fly and soon will be heavily engaged in interplanetory navigation.

potres
08-04-2008, 09:11 PM
Olympics 2008: Nadal

US Open 2008: Djokovic

Tennis Master's Cup 2008: Federer

Australian Open 2009: Federer

French Open 2009: Nadal

Wimbledon 2009: Murray

richie21
08-04-2008, 09:13 PM
Yeah, you're right here. I think, when Nadal is 25 or 26, he won't even be close to the player he is now due to his game style. Mentally, he will burn out at one point, but it will never be at a Grand Slam unless Federer does something amazing or someone like Tsonga comes in and thrashes him.


Let the mental thing alone,he'll eventually burn out physically(or else,he is no human).
Let's put it that way: it's IMPOSSIBLE to play the way Nadal play for more than 6 seasons in a row without the body saying STOP at one moment.
He probably himself knows that.
It certainly wouldn't surprise me to see him retiring before he is 25-26

Clay Death
08-04-2008, 09:19 PM
Let the mental thing alone,he'll eventually burn out physically(or else,he is no human).
Let's put it that way: it's IMPOSSIBLE to play the way Nadal play for more than 6 seasons in a row without the body saying STOP at one moment.

that assumes he stops improving tonight. a very big assumption.

did you see what he did to all 7 of his opponents this year at Roland Garros?

or how about Wimbledon or Queens? he was significantly more efficient this year than last year.

he is improving and he has to improve for 2 very big reasons:

1. he has to keep improving or they will take him down. Murray, Djokovic, and so many others are improving at a solid rate. Fed is still in the mix on quicker courts.

2. he must improve in order to make the game easier for himself and i think he has been doing just that for the last 5 months.

groundstroke
08-04-2008, 09:19 PM
Let the mental thing alone,he'll eventually burn out physically(or else,he is no human).
Let's put it that way: it's IMPOSSIBLE to play the way Nadal play for more than 6 seasons in a row without the body saying STOP at one moment.
He probably himself knows that.
It certainly wouldn't surprise me to see him retiring before he is 25-26
His body has already started showing some signs. This year there were some articles produced about some injury (knee/ankle?) he has had forever and will simply just play with for the rest of his life, he burned out completely at Rome masters. Playing on hard court is awful for him, but if someone can consistently take him to 5 sets on a hard court, he will be in big trouble.

Andi-M
08-04-2008, 09:19 PM
Olympics 2008: Possibly a suprise winner as always. Federer is favourite I think just because he wants it alot more than the others they can win gold in 2012.

Lets face it he should be pretty well rested where as everyone else will be fatigued/jetted lageed and wanting to conserve any energy they've got left for USO.

US Open 2008: Nadal Best player n the world on any surface over 5 sets. But if someone takes care of Nadal before Murray faces him Murray will win this.

Tennis Master's Cup 2008:
Nadal is pretty poor indoors, Nole will be exhausted (his fitness is not quite up to scratch), toss a coin between Fed and Murray here. But if phat Dave was fit n good enough to make it he'd win.

Australian Open 2009:Anyones guess any of the 4 could win it. Fed on the comeback trail, Nole defending his title, Nadal for total domination, Murray to fully establish himself. The most even surface all have great chances here.

French Open 2009: Nadal
No-one can play on clay the way this guy can.

Wimbledon 2009: Nadal
He can defend a title pretty well.

groundstroke
08-04-2008, 09:20 PM
that assumes he stops improving tonight. a very big assumption.

did you see what he did to all 7 of his opponents this year at Roland Garros?

or how about Wimbledon or Queens? he was significantly more efficient this year than last year.

he is improving and he has to improve for 2 very big reasons:

1. he has to keep improving or they will take him down. Murray, Djokovic, and so many others are improving at a solid rate. Fed is still in the mix on quicker courts.

2. he must improve in order to make the game easier for himself and i think he has been doing just that for the last 5 months.
It's obvious that he's improving but due to his game style he will burn out very quickly at one point. He already does in the clay season (hamburg 2007, rome 2008), at the hard court season it is guaranteed that Nadal had injuries and blisters.

finishingmove
08-04-2008, 09:25 PM
ok just to add then:

olympics 2008 : who else than the patriotic brit , andy murray.

Clay Death
08-04-2008, 09:26 PM
It's obvious that he's improving but due to his game style he will burn out very quickly at one point. He already does in the clay season (hamburg 2007, rome 2008), at the hard court season it is guaranteed that Nadal had injuries and blisters.

he has to cut back quite obviously. going to Rotterdam and Dubai was a big mistake. this olympics business is a big waste of time as well. he needs to think about his health and his longevity. medal at the olympics in tennis means nothing and nobody cares.

that is 3 hard courts events that needed to be skipped and he has been complaining to ATP about the hard courts and how they are producing so many injuries.

groundstroke
08-04-2008, 09:29 PM
he has to cut back quite obviously. going to Rotterdam and Dubai was a big mistake. this olympics business is a big waste of time as well. he needs to think about his health and his longevity. medal at the olympics in tennis means nothing and nobody cares.

that is 3 hard courts events that needed to be skipped and he has been complaining to ATP about the hard courts and how they are producing so many injuries.
What about Doha (I think) where Youzhny beat him 6-0 6-0? He was exhausted in that as well. Nadal wants to win everything, very greedy (which is great to have in tennis), he will enter more tournaments than Federer for sure. But I don't think he's even started thinking about how long he will last on the tour yet, he's 22. It would be a shame to see the best ever clay-courter go at 24 or 25 but I reckon he will.

richie21
08-04-2008, 09:32 PM
that assumes he stops improving tonight. a very big assumption.

did you see what he did to all 7 of his opponents this year at Roland Garros?

or how about Wimbledon or Queens? he was significantly more efficient this year than last year.

he is improving and he has to improve for 2 very big reasons:

1. he has to keep improving or they will take him down. Murray, Djokovic, and so many others are improving at a solid rate. Fed is still in the mix on quicker courts.

2. he must improve in order to make the game easier for himself and i think he has been doing just that for the last 5 months.

On paper,he beat them all very easily but the way he played and won those matches still took a lot from him physically and mentally.
The best example is his match against Djokovic in Rome last year: Nadal won 6-3 6-2 but anyone who have seen this match would say "he won easily but boy,what he had to do physically(especially in term of running) and mentally to win this match with that scoreline!"

ChinoRios4Ever
08-04-2008, 09:35 PM
Olympics: Nadal
USO: Roddick :p
TMC: Murray or Djokovic
AO 09: Federer
RG 09: Nadal
WIM 09: Federer

Lullaby
08-04-2008, 09:36 PM
Olympics 2008: Federer (plenty of rest from the last few weeks)

US Open 2008: Gasquet or Roddick - shock but everyone else will be smogged out from china leaving an open path

Tennis Master's Cup 2008: Djokovic or Murray

Australian Open 2009: Djokovic

French Open 2009: Nadal

Wimbledon 2009: Federer

US Open 2009: Murray (Junior success will translate to his first slam here in either 09/10 with wimbledon to follow the year after)

Clay Death
08-04-2008, 09:36 PM
On paper,he beat them all very easily but the way he played and won those matches still took a lot from him physically and mentally.
The best example is his match against Djokovic in Rome last year: Nadal won 6-3 6-2 but anyone who have seen this match would say "he won easily but boy,what he had to do physically(especially in term of running) and mentally to win it with that scoreline!"

i saw that match. i agree. he does have to work harder than others sometimes. also generating heavy topspin with velocity requires massive energy, endurance, and physical strength.

this is exactly why the last player to produce such deadly and relentless topspin was Borg. he was the fittest and the strongest athlete of his times. nobody even came close. and he had to use a small wooden racquet with a sweet spot the size of a quarter.

groundstroke
08-04-2008, 09:40 PM
i saw that match. i agree. he does have to work harder than others sometimes. also generating heavy topspin with velocity requires massive energy, endurance, and physical strength.

this is exactly why the last player to produce such deadly and relentless topspin was Borg. he was the fittest and the strongest athlete of his times. nobody even came close. and he had to use a small wooden racquet with a sweet spot the size of a quarter.
does nadal ever hit a flat forehand? has he ever hitten just 1 in an atp pro match? :S

finishingmove
08-04-2008, 10:29 PM
does nadal ever hit a flat forehand? has he ever hitten just 1 in an atp pro match? :S

he does, and its scary when it happens.

pray for death

Guga_fan
08-04-2008, 10:37 PM
Olympics 2008: Murray

US Open 2008: Djokovic

Tennis Master's Cup 2008: Djokovic

Australian Open 2009: Tsonga or Djokovic (shocking that I'd pick Murray, I'm sure you'll agree)

French Open 2009: Nadal (no surprise there, then)

Wimbledon 2009: Federer

KitinovRules
08-04-2008, 10:42 PM
Olympics 08: Naadal
us open 08: federer
masters cup 08: Federer
aussie open 08:Federer
french open 08: Nadal
wimbledon 09: Federer

Clay Death
08-04-2008, 10:53 PM
he does, and its scary when it happens.

pray for death


he hit one against Djokovic at near 100 mph on the dead run the other day.

cocrcici
08-04-2008, 10:56 PM
Olympics Davydenko
us open Nalbandian
masters Roddick
AO Blake
FO Wawrinka
Wimb Lopez

Chris Seahorse
08-04-2008, 11:09 PM
Olympics 2008: Possibly a suprise winner as always. Federer is favourite I think just because he wants it alot more than the others they can win gold in 2012.

Lets face it he should be pretty well rested where as everyone else will be fatigued/jetted lageed and wanting to conserve any energy they've got left for USO.

US Open 2008: Nadal Best player n the world on any surface over 5 sets. But if someone takes care of Nadal before Murray faces him Murray will win this.

Tennis Master's Cup 2008:
Nadal is pretty poor indoors, Nole will be exhausted (his fitness is not quite up to scratch), toss a coin between Fed and Murray here. But if phat Dave was fit n good enough to make it he'd win.

Australian Open 2009:Anyones guess any of the 4 could win it. Fed on the comeback trail, Nole defending his title, Nadal for total domination, Murray to fully establish himself. The most even surface all have great chances here.

French Open 2009: Nadal
No-one can play on clay the way this guy can.

Wimbledon 2009: Nadal
He can defend a title pretty well.

I wouldn't change a word of this. Almost scary how indentical this post is to my thinking. :eek:

BigJohn
08-04-2008, 11:22 PM
Olympics: Federer
USO: Federer
AO: Federer
RG: Nadal
Wimbledon: Nadal

RogandyFan
08-04-2008, 11:37 PM
It will be beetween Federer and Murray.

I agree with Clyde. Andy's finishing baseline shot (especially forehand) is not consistent enough to penetrate Nadal's defense yet. We will see if that changes in the future. Right now, Andy force errors out of players with placments and varieties. Nadal will probably give him short high balls instead of errors but if he can't finish it consistently .....

rofe
08-04-2008, 11:46 PM
I find it funny that Murray is now in contention to win major tournaments. I am a fan of his game and I hope that this TMS win becomes a catalyst for success but he hasn't done too well in slams or the TMSes and I am going to be cautiously optimistic about his chances going forward.

luie
08-05-2008, 12:22 AM
US open- Murray
YEC -nalbandian
AO-Murray
FO-MURRAY ,,Nadal will be praying for death
SW-19---THE BRITISH & World #1 at that time surely.

rocketassist
08-05-2008, 12:24 AM
Olympics- Schuettler
US Open- Fognini
TMC- Blake
AO 2009- Berlocq
RG 2009- Ginepri
Wim 2009- Hernandez
USO 2009- Montcourt

MIMIC
08-05-2008, 12:44 AM
Olympics : Djokovic

U.S. Open 2008: Djokovic

TMC: Djokovic

Australian Open 2009: Djokovic

French Open 2009: Nadal

Wimbledon 2009: Federer

tae04
08-05-2008, 12:52 AM
Olympics: Federer
US Open: Djokovic
Masters Cup: Federer
Australian Open: Nadal
French Open: Nadal
Wimbledon: Nadal

Lurker011
08-05-2008, 01:34 AM
Olympics - someone who is in a slump usually wins it..agassi in 96,kafelnikov in 2000 and massu in 2004. i'm gonna go with a surprize again..Davydenko.

US Open - Federer...this is where he turns his career around

TMS Cup - Federer...his favorite surface,he has owned Nadal here

Aussie Open - Murray...his breakthrough slam,beats Nadal in the final

French Open - Ferrer...Nadal's reign has to end,doesnt it..i think he won't be 100%

Wimbledon - Federer...he regains his Wimbledon crown,this time beats Nadal in 4!

jcempire
08-05-2008, 01:58 AM
Sound like Murray has quickly become the next name to join big three (Nadal, federer, Djok)

juvvi
08-05-2008, 02:57 AM
US Open 2008: Gasquet
Masters 2008: Gasquet
Aussie 2009: Gasquet
French 2009: Gasquet
Wimby 2009: Gasquet

Actually until 2014, Gasquet wins everything. ATP is then disbanded because the rest of the players have become pussies and are shaking in their boots to face Gasquet.

groundstroke
08-05-2008, 04:02 AM
The Murray bandwagon is a fucking disgrace. Murray has never ever made it past the QF's of a Grand Slam and some morons are predicting him to win the Masters Cup or a Slam. :lol:

bokehlicious
08-05-2008, 07:55 AM
I disagree. I think he looked pretty formidable this year. I can only see him improving.

:scratch: what part of his game do you see him improve? :confused:

bokehlicious
08-05-2008, 07:57 AM
right. he didnt make the last 3 finals there either. what sport are you watching anyway?

2008 and 2009 will belong to Nadal. the writing is right on the wall in several languages.

Too bad you can only read English, otherwise you'd see the Light :o ;)

Chloe le Bopper
08-05-2008, 12:55 PM
Nadal won't win Wimbledon again.

"Nadal won't reach the Wimbledon final again"

Oops.

Chloe le Bopper
08-05-2008, 01:00 PM
His body has already started showing some signs. This year there were some articles produced about some injury (knee/ankle?) he has had forever and will simply just play with for the rest of his life, he burned out completely at Rome masters. Playing on hard court is awful for him, but if someone can consistently take him to 5 sets on a hard court, he will be in big trouble.

Completely burning out at Rome does appear to have killed the rest of his season. Good point.

Chloe le Bopper
08-05-2008, 01:05 PM
I find it funny that Murray is now in contention to win major tournaments. I am a fan of his game and I hope that this TMS win becomes a catalyst for success but he hasn't done too well in slams or the TMSes and I am going to be cautiously optimistic about his chances going forward.

Agree, on all counts.

BlueSwan
08-05-2008, 01:09 PM
Olympics 2008: Nadal - he's on fire right now.

US Open 2008: Djokovic - best surface for him, I believe.

Tennis Master's Cup 2008: Federer - probably still the best indoor.

Australian Open 2009: Nadal - slow hard courts - enough said.

French Open 2009: Nadal - duh.

Wimbledon 2009: Federer - surely he has another slam in him?

Still have a hard time seeing someone outside of the top 3 grab the big titles. IF someone else will win, it'll probably be the least important ones - i.e. the Olympics and the TMC.

Beforehand
08-05-2008, 01:46 PM
Are they changing the courts at the AO again? I thought they played on the fast side in 2008?

bhargs30
08-05-2008, 02:40 PM
My predictions :D

Olympics 2008: Monfils

US Open 2008: Cilic

Tennis Master's Cup 2008: Davydenko

Australian Open 2009: Murray

French Open 2009: Tsonga

Wimbledon 2009: Gasquet

lol
08-05-2008, 05:20 PM
olympics 08: Murray
us open 08: Djokovic
masters cup 08: Federer
Aussie 09: Murray
french open 08: Nadal
wimbledon 09: Nadal

Daniel
08-05-2008, 05:45 PM
Olympics: Roger Federer
US Open 2008 : Roger Federer
TMC 2008 : Roger Federer
AO 2009 : Roger Federer
RG 2009 : Roger Federer
Wimbledon 2009 : Roger Federer

delpiero7
08-05-2008, 05:46 PM
Olympics: Federer

US Open: Roddick

TMS: Murray

Aus Open: Federer

French Open: Nadal

Wimbledon: Nadal

Lullaby
08-05-2008, 06:14 PM
The Murray bandwagon is a fucking disgrace. Murray has never ever made it past the QF's of a Grand Slam and some morons are predicting him to win the Masters Cup or a Slam. :lol:
Masters cup would be easier for him to win than a slam imo

Damn
08-05-2008, 06:29 PM
Olympics: Roger Federer
US Open 2008 : Roger Federer
TMC 2008 : Roger Federer
AO 2009 : Roger Federer
RG 2009 : Roger Federer
Wimbledon 2009 : Roger Federer

That's what I call an objective, realistic and unbiased point of view. Congrats, Mirka.

PS: Are you Mirka, aren't you? :rolleyes:

siddy
08-05-2008, 06:31 PM
Olympics: Djokovic
US Open: Federer
TMC 2009: Federer
AO 2009: Murray
RG 2009: Nadal
Wimbledon 2009: Federer

Mansave_75
08-05-2008, 10:16 PM
Olympics: Nadal
US Open: Nadal
A0 Open '09: Nadal/Djokovic
RG '09: Nadal (No Question about it)
Wimbledon '09: Nadal (Once Roger faded no one can beat him there in a 5 sets match)
Are you agree with my Clay Death?
I hope so...

prima donna
08-05-2008, 10:21 PM
Olympics: Federer
US Open: Federer
TMC 2008: Murray
Australian Open: Nadal
French Open: Nadal
Wimbledon: Federer

Clay Death
08-05-2008, 10:23 PM
Olympics: Nadal
US Open: Nadal
A0 Open '09: Nadal/Djokovic
RG '09: Nadal (No Question about it)
Wimbledon '09: Nadal (Once Roger faded no one can beat him there in a 5 sets match)
Are you agree with my Clay Death?
I hope so...


i am not too sure about the olympics but i do believe he will be all business during this U.S. Open.

i basically agree. 2008 and 2009 will be owned by the Clay Monster. i dont see anybody stopping him in best of 5 sets matches. he will be very dangerous at the slams.

groundstroke
08-05-2008, 10:38 PM
HAHAHAHA Nadal winning US Open, Olympics and Aussie Open? :lol:

Andi-M
08-05-2008, 10:42 PM
HAHAHAHA Nadal winning US Open, Olympics and Aussie Open? :lol:

Yes its hilarious that someone would predict the worlds best player to win these events.

August18
08-06-2008, 06:53 AM
Olympics: Nalbandian
US Open: Nadal
TMC 2009: Federer
AO 2009: Murray
RG 2009: Nadal
Wimbledon 2009: Nadal

Lopez
08-06-2008, 07:07 AM
Yes its hilarious that someone would predict the worlds best player to win these events.

Well, no-one seriously predicted that Sampras would win the French? Nadal isn't the best player on hard courts. Simple as that.

Damn
08-06-2008, 12:41 PM
Well, no-one seriously predicted that Sampras would win the French? Nadal isn't the best player on hard courts. Simple as that.

That's what the theory says or what you say. The facts show that Nadal is gonna be the new #1 and that means that he is the best tennis player of the world, best than all the others in a 52-week ranking whose 60% of the tournaments (at least) are played on Hard Courts.

PS: Are you trying to make a comparison between Sampras' performances on clay and Nadal's performances on HC? Oh please...

superhoops
08-06-2008, 12:43 PM
Hiliariopus how after a couple of weeks tennis murray has gone from a moonballer with no potential to people's picks for grand slams. As a fan yes he is playing well but reaching the semis of a GS will be an achievement for him. Unofrunately he would get this draw in NY:

Difficult 3rd round eg: Soderling
Very hard Fourth Round: Eg Gasquet
QF: Roddick
SF: Djoko (who over 5 sets would beat Murray)
Final: Nadal

Pedigree
08-06-2008, 12:52 PM
Olympics: Nadal (who cares, really, though?)
USO 2008: Djokovic
Masters: Federer
Aussie 2009: Federer
French 2009: Come on :lol::lol::lol:
Wimbledon 2009: Nadal

PiggyGotRoasted
08-06-2008, 12:55 PM
Wimbledon 09 : Djokovic
French 09 : Djokovic
Australian 09 : Davydenko
Masters : Murray Or Federer
USO 08 : Federer or Davydenko

gjr
08-06-2008, 01:04 PM
Olympics 2008: No idea. - depends on the draw IMO
US Open 2008: Federer
Tennis Master's Cup 2008: Murray
Australian Open 2009: Federer or Nole
French Open 2009: Nadal
Wimbledon 2009: Nadal or Federer

drop shot
08-07-2008, 07:18 AM
Olympics 2008: Novak Djokovic

US Open 2008: Roger Federer

Tennis Master's Cup 2008: Andy Murray

Australian Open 2009: Gilles Simon

French Open 2009: Rafael Nadal

Wimbledon 2009: Rafael Nadal