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Young players to shock the world in 2009?

KaiserT
11-17-2008, 03:53 PM
In 08 we had a near unprecidented amount of debut tournament winners, and alot of young players who otherwise made huge impacts on the tour.

....... Nishikori, Cillic, Del Potro, Granollers, Anderson etc etc

So who will make the breakthrough in 09?

Obviously you'd hope that Gulbis could grab his first maintour title (don't think he's one won :confused:) although his talents are well known.....

Also perhaps Schwank and Bellucci to make an impact on the clay.

Anyone spotted a young player that could make the transition in 09?

DartMarcus
11-17-2008, 04:30 PM
Take a look at this :)
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=133860&page=3&highlight=2009

FedFan_2007
11-17-2008, 06:36 PM
Gasquet will shock the world in 2009 and win French Open!

WillisP
11-17-2008, 06:43 PM
Cilic I think.

Most important year for Gulbis.

Ouragan
11-17-2008, 07:12 PM
Gasquet will shock the world in 2009 and win French Open!

Well, Gasquet isn't exactly young material anymore...

There is this French dude Mannarino (not sure how to spell it) who's 20 and won a challenger event yersterday, closing in on the top 100, might go some way.

Klaas_nalbandian
11-17-2008, 08:28 PM
I will go for my dutch guy Haase, if he wasn't injuried for the last months he could have been in the top 40. Since he reached his career high 56 or so, he got injuried in Barcelona and played some matches without being in good shape

RGK
11-17-2008, 10:48 PM
Donald.

richie21
11-17-2008, 10:48 PM
Gasquet will shock the world in 2009 and win French Open!

Replace French Open by Wimbledon and you might be a bit credible.

vincayou
11-18-2008, 12:18 AM
Cilic and Gulbis are the two obvious candidates

xlycet
11-18-2008, 04:40 AM
I cant wait next year
but dont think Young players to shock the world in 2009
just play well

opeth84
11-18-2008, 07:46 AM
I will go for my dutch guy Haase, if he wasn't injuried for the last months he could have been in the top 40. Since he reached his career high 56 or so, he got injuried in Barcelona and played some matches without being in good shape

Yea i agree he seemed to be heading in the right direction this year before the injury. Hope he can make an impact next year :)

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11-18-2008, 02:00 PM
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Baghdatis#1
11-18-2008, 04:09 PM
Well, I say Xristos Spyropoulos, Kostas Kostidis, Uladzmir Ignatik, and Bernard Tomic. Also, Andrew Thomas, but what country does he play for now? Australia? Cyprus? Greece?

The_Nadal_effect
11-18-2008, 04:15 PM
Xristos spends more time in MTF than the practice courts. I like his Rafa gear though! :lol:

Expect Bellucci to do a Simonesque run in 2009.
Gulbis and Nishikori should start winning MMs.

PiggyGotRoasted
11-18-2008, 05:20 PM
Marcel Granollers

DJ Soup
11-18-2008, 06:40 PM
Del Potro should go deep in GSlams consistently

00923
11-18-2008, 10:18 PM
I HOPE it's Gulbis.

Nathaliia
11-19-2008, 03:36 PM
Bellucci has a poor head but should do the job on South American tour at the season's beginning. Schwank should be better.

Gulbis and Cilic have been around for a while.

Though, Mannarino is my pick.

CooCooCachoo
11-19-2008, 07:24 PM
Concerning the really young (U18) players, I think that someone like Eysseric might progress quite well on the Challenger Tour. The same for Daniel Evans and Tsung-Hua Yang. Marco Trungelliti might be able to get his ranking up high enough to get direct entry into Challengers too.

Am also expecting quite a lot from Evgeny Donskoy, who seems to have the right contacts when it comes to getting WCs and whose results have really been improving.