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Who Will Be The Most Dangerous Unseeded Player At The 2010 Australian Open?

Jaffas85
01-12-2010, 02:11 PM
Of the players that will be unseeded at the Australian Open who do you think has the best chance of at least making the 4th round and possibly upsetting some seeded players in the early rounds?

I'm going to pick Richard Gasquet because he's been playing well lately and will be eager to get some good results after missing much of the 2009 season (he's looking like the favourite to reach the final from his side of the draw in Sydney and a final against Berdych or Hewitt would be winnable which would give him a boost going into the Australian Open).

born_on_clay
01-12-2010, 02:34 PM
Gasquet, Baghdatis, Gulbis and Kubot :)

Goldenoldie
01-12-2010, 02:42 PM
Baghdatis or Gasquet, depending on which Baggy turns up.

Possibly Malisse if he gets through qualifying.

DartMarcus
01-12-2010, 04:48 PM
Everyone from the poll + Fish, Karlovic, Tipsarevic, Dent...
Isner if he won't be seeded.

Luinir
01-12-2010, 04:52 PM
Gasquet and Bellucci.

Certinfy
01-12-2010, 05:12 PM
Isner and Bellucci, ironically both are ranked 33 and 34 as well :p

Cricketics
01-12-2010, 05:13 PM
Yuki Bhambri.

He is going to stun everyone out there . Just like how he forged past everyone last year in Juniors Australian Open.

duong
01-12-2010, 05:50 PM
Isner and Bellucci, ironically both are ranked 33 and 34 as well :p

they (esp Isner) might be seeded if there are some withdrawals (esp Simon)

Farrow
01-12-2010, 05:54 PM
Gasquet :)

samanosuke
01-12-2010, 06:00 PM
Karlović, Baghdatis and Gasquet

Filo V.
01-12-2010, 06:15 PM
Gulbis, Baghdatis, Tipsarevic, Sela, Stakhovsky, Benneteau.

Hellraiser
01-12-2010, 07:02 PM
Blake, Benneteau, Hanescu, Gasquet, Nalbandian, Chiudinelli, Kubot.

simplet
01-12-2010, 07:32 PM
Blake, Benneteau, Hanescu, Gasquet, Nalbandian, Chiudinelli, Kubot.


:bigcry:

Aaric
01-12-2010, 07:59 PM
Gasquet by far, if he´s ON

Horatio Caine
01-12-2010, 08:41 PM
In order, from MOST to LEAST dangerous:

Gasquet - gave him the edge over Baghdatis purely because he usually has the more reliable serve, and I'd possibly rate him as the fitter player.

Baghdatis
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Gulbis - playing better this year, but can't ignore that he is very one-dimensional. Should either be figured out by a stronger player further into the draw (e.g. R3), or lose early on one of his poor days.
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Blake - I think we've seen the last of Blake as a top-class player. Can still be dangerous on his day, but I wonder if his fitness is quite what it used to be? Could surely count against him in brutal heat?
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Isner - wouldn't be too concerned by Big John here. Surely the heat is a big factor against him, and if he is involved in a 5-setter or two he will have no decisive tiebreak to call upon. :shrug:


Don't agree with the mentions of Karlovic and Dent...best-of-5 set matches weigh against them, as does the heat.

Nor Kubot - again, extended matches in heat (he cramped in Doha), and really he isn't that good a player imo.

Hanescu had some injury last week, generally struggles for fitness, and isn't a world-beater on hard courts.

octatennis
01-12-2010, 08:55 PM
falla and giraldo. i'm sure.

samanosuke
01-12-2010, 08:59 PM
I don't understand what are you all see in Isner ??? Eventually he is a danger when he plays in the US soil . Anywhere else he is piece of cake . He and Karlovic are similar players but Karlovic has almost every shot better except second serve and is much more capable do upset someone then Isner is

Certinfy
01-12-2010, 09:09 PM
I don't understand what are you all see in Isner ??? Eventually he is a danger when he plays in the US soil . Anywhere else he is piece of cake . He and Karlovic are similar players but Karlovic has almost every shot better except second serve and is much more capable do upset someone then Isner isWTF? Isner has by far a better FH and BH than Karlovic.

samanosuke
01-12-2010, 09:14 PM
FH maybe but BH no way . It's much more dangerous and useful Karlovic's slice for his game . What Isner can do with his BH balloons ?? Karlovic BH slice is a decent approach shot and much more dangerous then Isners "spin"

Certinfy
01-12-2010, 09:17 PM
Fuck Karlovic's slice, all it ever does it lose him the point in the end, where as Isner's BH can actually hit winners from time to time...

Labamba
01-14-2010, 12:15 PM
Which (unseeded) player has the best chance to upset a (highly) seeded player during the early rounds?

Yves.
01-14-2010, 12:17 PM
Baghdatis, De Bakker, Haase and Santoro ;)

Sophocles
01-14-2010, 12:53 PM
Judging by current form, I'd say it's between Baghdatis & Gasquet.

Caio_Brasil
01-14-2010, 12:58 PM
Karlovic unseeded, that's certainly dangerous.

Baghdatis loves the AO, looking forward to one of his nigh session matches.

And of course Bellucci has the chance to proove himself, there are high expectations for him this year here in Brazil.

orangehat
01-14-2010, 01:34 PM
Karlovic unseeded :scared:. For the sake of the fans I hope he doesn't draw Isner :o

MurrayFan1
01-14-2010, 01:42 PM
Karlovic of course.

Why Fish and Gulbis are there is beyond me.

Sunset of Age
01-14-2010, 02:42 PM
Karlovic unseeded :scared:. For the sake of the fans I hope he doesn't draw Isner :o

Well I hope they do draw each other. At least one of them will be out of the tournament after that match. :)
PS I consider both of them as dangerous floaters yes. When 'on', surely capable of doing a lot of damage to the seeded players.

Sophocles
01-14-2010, 03:16 PM
Karlovic will be out 1st round in a 5-setter featuring several tiebreakers. You heard it here first.

Labamba
01-14-2010, 03:26 PM
If the first round draw looked like this...

Federer-Baghdatis
Nadal-Blake
Djokovic-Tipsarevic
Del Potro-Bellucci
Murray-Karlovic
Davydenko-Gulbis
Roddick-Dent
Söderling-Isner
Verdasco-Fish
Tsonga-Gasquet

:lol:

Bashak
01-14-2010, 03:36 PM
Gasquet for sure and I really hope Baghdatis

ImmzB
01-14-2010, 03:41 PM
R.Gasquet

Everko
01-14-2010, 03:44 PM
original thread. :rolleyes:

Ivanatis
01-14-2010, 03:50 PM
If the first round draw looked like this...

Federer-Baghdatis

stop it:(
I'll wait with my choices till the draw is released.

oranges
01-14-2010, 05:21 PM
Karlovic of course.

Why Fish and Gulbis are there is beyond me.

FYI Karlovic is the one with the negative win/loss ratio in slams, including 4-6 at AO.

Denaon
01-14-2010, 05:29 PM
with Nalbandian out...I think Gasquet, Baghdatis and hopefully Tipsarevic :p

SetSampras
01-14-2010, 06:41 PM
None of them have a chance in hell of winning. So i dunno about Dangerous.

DartMarcus
01-14-2010, 06:52 PM
With a chance to upset some top-15 player:
Fish
Karlovic
Gulbis
With a chance to go far (R4 or better):
Baghdatis
Gasquet
Isner
Blake

CeReN
01-14-2010, 10:37 PM
Baghdatis

Ivanatis
01-17-2010, 06:01 AM
Gasquet and Baghdatis can realistically make R16. Guess there won't be an unseeded player in the QF. The only section where it seems possible is the one with Söderling and Tsonga. Maybe Tipsarevic. I'd love to see Dent going deep there, but with his DF-issues, it won't happen unfortunately.

ossie
01-17-2010, 08:40 AM
none of those pose a threat to anyone

Team_Roddick
01-17-2010, 09:08 AM
Definitely Gulbis. Well I've seen two out of three clashes from Doha but it's enough for me. Guy looks sharp. He might has some difficulties in R128 facing Monaco however I'm pretty confindent he's absolutely spot on.:)

Ivanatis
01-23-2010, 09:38 AM
and the winner is Karlovic:yeah: (and Kubot)

FiBeR
01-23-2010, 09:56 AM
In order, from MOST to LEAST dangerous:

Gasquet - gave him the edge over Baghdatis purely because he usually has the more reliable serve, and I'd possibly rate him as the fitter player.

Baghdatis
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Gulbis - playing better this year, but can't ignore that he is very one-dimensional. Should either be figured out by a stronger player further into the draw (e.g. R3), or lose early on one of his poor days.
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Blake - I think we've seen the last of Blake as a top-class player. Can still be dangerous on his day, but I wonder if his fitness is quite what it used to be? Could surely count against him in brutal heat?
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Isner - wouldn't be too concerned by Big John here. Surely the heat is a big factor against him, and if he is involved in a 5-setter or two he will have no decisive tiebreak to call upon. :shrug:


Don't agree with the mentions of Karlovic and Dent...best-of-5 set matches weigh against them, as does the heat.

Nor Kubot - again, extended matches in heat (he cramped in Doha), and really he isn't that good a player imo.

Hanescu had some injury last week, generally struggles for fitness, and isn't a world-beater on hard courts.



wow you know your shit , eh? :p

Certinfy
01-23-2010, 10:13 AM
and the winner is Karlovic:yeah: (and Kubot)
Isner? :armed:

ossie
01-23-2010, 10:23 AM
none of those pose a threat to anyone
looks like i was right kids

oranges
01-23-2010, 10:25 AM
looks like i was right kids

:lol: How did you come to that conclusion given that some are still in the competition, so aside from knocking out some seeds already, they still have an opportunity to do it again

Ivanatis
01-23-2010, 04:52 PM
Isner? :armed:

seeded:p

samanosuke
01-23-2010, 06:18 PM
Definitely Gulbis. Well I've seen two out of three clashes from Doha but it's enough for me. Guy looks sharp. He might has some difficulties in R128 facing Monaco however I'm pretty confindent he's absolutely spot on.:)

:spit: