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Can Fish Win The US Open?

Certinfy
08-20-2010, 08:17 PM
If Nalbandian deserves threads like these, then Fish surely does as well.

So can he? :smoke:

TurtleTennis
08-20-2010, 08:18 PM
If Fat Fish made QF 2008, then Fit Fish can certainly win! :D

dombrfc
08-20-2010, 08:18 PM
In the bag

borracho
08-20-2010, 08:18 PM
No, an uninspired Murray is the best he can beat. Fish can't beat a top-5 player when they play best.

Jimnik
08-20-2010, 08:19 PM
Can people stop knee-jerking?

Great form Fishy is on. Hope he has his best ever run at the Open.

Ben.
08-20-2010, 08:20 PM
He is a lock, there is no doubt in my mind.

green25814
08-20-2010, 08:20 PM
Highly unlikely.

Could make the quarters, depending on his draw.

dombrfc
08-20-2010, 08:21 PM
Shoo-in

timafi
08-20-2010, 08:22 PM
let's hope not

Ozone
08-20-2010, 08:23 PM
I said he was going to do big things in another thread. But no, he cant win. Quarters and semis would be his best

Singularity
08-20-2010, 08:23 PM
Guess now the Nalbandian bandwagon is derailed, we need another.

jcempire
08-20-2010, 08:23 PM
No way. His forehand still need to improve. Nadal is the man but who knows?????? maybe another name there.

Nalbandian is different. he done a lot more than Fish. If he plays his best that could be good enough to beat anyone else.

samanosuke
08-20-2010, 08:26 PM
Mardy why you didn't lose that match and save me from threads like this . Go to hell man

Roddickominator
08-20-2010, 08:26 PM
Fish could pull off an upset or two at the USO....but i've never seen him able to play at a high level for close to that many best-of-5 set matches in a row. Then again, he appears to be in better shape than anytime before. I say no.

jcempire
08-20-2010, 08:30 PM
Fish could pull off an upset or two at the USO....but i've never seen him able to play at a high level for close to that many best-of-5 set matches in a row. Then again, he appears to be in better shape than anytime before. I say no.

fully Agree. His forehand gets a lot better but still not good enough.

and Slam is different than a master game.

Sapeod
08-20-2010, 08:30 PM
Mardy has about as much chance at winning the US Open as there is Americans will get along with everyone.
No chance at all.

sabina_RF_lee
08-20-2010, 08:33 PM
No he cant, cause Federer is gonna take it

Johnny Groove
08-20-2010, 08:41 PM
Without a doubt.

Sapeod
08-20-2010, 08:45 PM
OMG! Fuck off, Brands will achieve more than Federer and Nadal will put together.
Agreed.

sabina_RF_lee
08-20-2010, 08:48 PM
keep dreaming!:haha::haha::haha: 24+ slams for mugbrands :haha::haha::haha:

Matt01
08-20-2010, 08:52 PM
If Nalbandian deserves threads like these, then Fish surely does as well.

So can he? :smoke:


No way in hell. Nice avatar, though.

Serenidad
08-20-2010, 08:56 PM
Agreed.

It's true Brands is so good.

keep dreaming!:haha::haha::haha: 24+ slams for mugbrands :haha::haha::haha:

:wavey::wavey::wavey::wavey:

misty1
08-20-2010, 09:04 PM
i dont think so. A slam is just a different atmosphere all together in any other tournament and best of 5 is different then best of 3

but he can definately make the second week and upset a favorite along the way

RIboy
08-20-2010, 09:21 PM
http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/silly/rollingeyes.gif

Jagermeister
08-20-2010, 09:21 PM
Hell no

RogerExpress
08-20-2010, 09:47 PM
If Fish pulls out of NH I've belief he can reach QF or SF, if not I think he will lose in 2nd or 3rd round. Obviously it also depends on the draw.

V-Flash
08-20-2010, 09:49 PM
NO... maybe Murray

ossie
08-20-2010, 09:51 PM
blake will win usopen

DrJules
08-20-2010, 09:53 PM
Without a doubt.

Strictly you are correct and so could 128 players.

brent-o
08-20-2010, 10:05 PM
I think he can get far with the right draw. But no way can he win it.

ApproachShot
08-20-2010, 10:05 PM
No - 4th round if we are being more realistic. But he could well make the Cincy final.

Puschkin
08-20-2010, 10:07 PM
Wasn't Nalbandian supposesd to win it ten days ago?

emotion
08-20-2010, 10:10 PM
I actually said yes

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 10:23 PM
Of course he can.

ORGASMATRON
08-20-2010, 10:26 PM
of course he cant.

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 10:28 PM
of course he cant.

All 128 entrants can. If you want to say will any of them, that's a different story. But to say any of them CAN'T is just stupid.

ORGASMATRON
08-20-2010, 10:34 PM
All 128 entrants can. If you want to say will any of them, that's a different story. But to say any of them CAN'T is just stupid.

so you are saying russel can win it? :confused:

MacTheKnife
08-20-2010, 10:36 PM
so you are saying russel can win it? :confused:

Just think about it, this is not worth typing about.

MalwareDie
08-20-2010, 10:37 PM
so you are saying russel can win it? :confused:

R1, R2, R3, R4, QF, SF, F: Opponents retire/withdraw.

ORGASMATRON
08-20-2010, 10:39 PM
Just think about it, this is not worth typing about.

im saying russel cant win it. period.

R1, R2, R3, R4, QF, SF, F: Opponents retire/withdraw.

:haha::haha::haha:

syc23
08-20-2010, 10:42 PM
There's more chance of me having a threesome with Jessica Alba and Eva Mendes than this fool winning USO.

ORGASMATRON
08-20-2010, 10:49 PM
There's more chance of me having a threesome with Jessica Alba and Eva Mendes than this fool winning USO.

:haha::haha::haha: im starting to love this thread lol.

born_on_clay
08-20-2010, 11:40 PM
no

icecastle
08-21-2010, 02:25 AM
i dont think so and i also hope not.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
08-21-2010, 03:01 AM
no way

not this generation of americans

europe has won 95% of slams since 2003

Johnny_Bravo
08-21-2010, 08:03 AM
Well,he's certainly a fav to win new haven :rolleyes:

Blackbriar
08-21-2010, 08:13 AM
Fish is already 28 (29 in december) and has won only 5 titles in his entire career. he has lost 11 of his 16 finals, most of them against average players. In 5, he has a poor record and he is not even US favorite. old, boring, limited, arrogant, useless. His chances are approximatively equals to that of the guy in my sig.

Nolby
08-21-2010, 08:17 AM
Yes! :D

aussie_fan
08-21-2010, 09:58 AM
I actually think he's a decent now of winning this weekend. New York though is a different story.

PandoraPandora
08-21-2010, 10:22 AM
Andy was not playing his best and in horrendous heat - his shorts were soaking. Fish hasn't got a hope at the Open to actually win it.

Serenidad
08-21-2010, 10:41 AM
:haha::haha::haha: im starting to love this thread lol.

Oh he's banned again already.

Serenidad
08-21-2010, 10:43 AM
Fresh in it's permanent too.

ORGASMATRON - Failure to adhere to forum rules despite multiple infractions (17), warnings, and bans.

Helevorn
08-21-2010, 10:44 AM
QFs, but who knows?

players like nadull and murray obviously didnt play at 100% in these us open series but even at the proper us open they'll suffer

fish has nothing to lose so I expect him reaching QFs

oranges
08-21-2010, 12:00 PM
If Nalbandian deserves threads like these, then Fish surely does as well.


:spit: You'll be hit by lightning or something for this sacrilige. Fish is nowhere near the talent and can play nowhere near the level of Nalbandian. Highly doubtful even Dave will win one. The one with no forehand and no socks isn't making the semis, let alone winning one.

nalbyfan
08-21-2010, 12:08 PM
How could you compare David and Mardy ? David won 11 titles (2 MS and 1 Master) and Mardy ??? One must be serious...

MacTheKnife
08-21-2010, 12:27 PM
Fresh in it's permanent too.

Well that's kinda to bad.. Every village needs an idiot. :p

MacTheKnife
08-21-2010, 12:29 PM
Fish is already 28 (29 in december) and has won only 5 titles in his entire career. he has lost 11 of his 16 finals, most of them against average players. In 5, he has a poor record and he is not even US favorite. old, boring, limited, arrogant, useless. His chances are approximatively equals to that of the guy in my sig.

Biggest issue with fish. He's historically choked on the big ones. Should be an interesting match today. We'll see if he's patient enough to knock off roddick. We know arod will go into "I'm not missing anything mode". Want to see how fish deals with that and the pressure if he does put himself in a winning position.

Sophocles
08-21-2010, 01:18 PM
Well that's kinda to bad.. Every village needs an idiot. :p

There's always Tard Da Fail.

Although seriously, I find it hard to understand why Orgasmatron is banned and, for example, DorianGray7 & Start Da Game are not.

There is no way in hell Fish is winning the Open, but he may well do some damage with a good run to the QFs or conceivably SFs, taking out some top players on the way. He's good for the game: one of the few players who looks natural playing an attacking game.

nole_no1
08-21-2010, 01:49 PM
I'd really like it but...let's be serious:rolleyes:

Roamed
08-21-2010, 02:26 PM
http://i38.tinypic.com/2rpxyjs.jpg


(Sorry, I've just been waiting for an excuse to use that gif :p)


Seriously, I think he could possibly get to the quarters with a good draw, he's certainly going to be someone the top players wouldn't be overjoyed to play. Don't see him winning the whole thing though.

cutesteve22
08-21-2010, 02:32 PM
the gif is awesome

FEDERERBEAUTY
08-21-2010, 02:49 PM
Ofcourse it would be a major :eek: if he won. But he's certainly capable of claiming a high ranked skull or two.

I think more laughable is the suggestion that certain players are tanking at smaller tournaments in order to be 'rested' for the US open. I don't think any player in the top ten can afford to do that this year. Each of them currently has major issues with their game and /or self belief. The only way to address that is by playing and beating good opponents so that you develop a momentum of winning which you can carry into a slam.

Fish, Querry and Roddick have Murray's number and could knock him out in the early rounds. Federer's recent losses have damaged his aura. Nadal doesn't have an aura at the US open. So each of them will be a target for an in-form player. Djokovic will be a walkover for a player who hits his stride at the right time.

So, I think the Fish could be a big danger. But ofcourse he won't win the title.

kindling
08-21-2010, 03:17 PM
If he can take care of everyone in straight sets, yes…..

Knotty Fort
08-21-2010, 03:33 PM
I mean, anyone in the draw CAN win, it's just how likely. In this case, Fish can probably make the QFs based on his abilities at best, then needs 3 consecutive ankle sprains from his opponents to win. See it's possible ;)

MacTheKnife
08-21-2010, 03:56 PM
Fish has a shot, albeit an extremely long one.

Nolby
08-21-2010, 04:04 PM
Fish has a shot, albeit an extremely long one.

I'd say he has a better shot than at least 100 of the other players. Considering the odds it takes just to make it into that select group of 128, he definitely has a shot. He is one of the most "in form" players on tour right now. His timing for peaking is impeccable. He looked great against Muzza, who I thought also played very well. Today's match against Roddick should be very revealing.

straitup
08-21-2010, 04:05 PM
I'd say he has a better shot than at least 100 of the other players. Considering the odds it takes just to make it into that select group of 128, he definitely has a shot. He is one of the most "in form" players on tour right now. His timing for peaking is impeccable. He looked great against Muzza, who I thought also played very well. Today's match against Roddick should be very revealing.

He's looked great and looks incredibly fit for the 5 setters...I agree. It could always take a tough draw or something to take him out but he could have a great run

gusavo
08-21-2010, 06:03 PM
im saying russel cant win it. period.



:haha::haha::haha:
then you will have lots of free money waiting for you on betfair.

Blackbriar
08-21-2010, 07:07 PM
just look at the stakes. it's a thing to say "yes Fish can win the USO!", but it's another one to bet real money on him.

Nolby
08-21-2010, 07:21 PM
just look at the stakes. it's a thing to say "yes Fish can win the USO!", but it's another one to bet real money on him.

If Jase asked "Would You Bet Big Money on Fish to Win the US Open?" in the poll, I think there would be almost noone that would vote "Yes" on that one. :lol:

This U.S. Open is soooo wide open, I would advise people not to bet on it at all. It isn't like betting on Contador to win the Tour de France this year which was almost certain, and predictably came true. If I had a gun to my head and was forced to bet big money, I'd put my money on Muzza this year. Do I really think he will win it? No. His chances are just higher than others based on form and experience.

Blackbriar
08-21-2010, 07:53 PM
agree. it is much more open than any of the other Slams this year. but... Fish... it's a long shot.

Nolby
08-21-2010, 08:01 PM
agree. it is much more open than any of the other Slams this year. but... Fish... it's a long shot.

I think it is all based on how people interpret the word "can". :lol: I interpret it as meaning "is he capable in present form?" whereas I feel others interpret it as "is he likely".

He's the hottest pro on tour at the moment. He almost broke Roddick's serve in the first game just now. Right now, it seems conceivable to me but still a world way from likely. :p I hope he does win it. Feel good stories are rare nowadays.

cocrcici
08-21-2010, 10:16 PM
http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQsXb3lmdUwP5_PP78Z6juD6PP5oGiLn 1k87hIyR3Pq4rh-BDI&t=1&usg=__Q3hwZHlyeuaRrOBUKqq29bmxV_A=

dombrfc
08-21-2010, 10:22 PM
Of course he can.
Rajeev Ram can.. but he wont.

Nolby
08-22-2010, 12:01 AM
Current odds.

Federer- 3.65
Nadal- 4.2
Murray- 4.9
Djokovic- 16.5
Soderling- 23
Roddick- 25
Berdych- 29
Nalbandian- 42
Baghdatis- 55
Davydenko- 60
Fish- 85


These were the odds before Fish played Duck. I would be interested in seeing what they are after the Final.

Orka_n
08-22-2010, 12:10 AM
But of course, the USO is Mardy's to lose now. :yeah:

Persimmon
08-22-2010, 12:11 AM
Long shot.

Nolby
08-22-2010, 12:16 AM
Fish. :D

It would be inspiring to have a feel good story for once in tennis. :yeah:

Watching the filthy rich get filthy richer and then gloat about it is not my idea of inspiring. http://www.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://www.msn101.com/content/emoticons/Vomit_7L6JUI.gif&sa=X&ei=XaBxTLC4N4OclgefnKS-DQ&ved=0CAQQ8wc4BQ&usg=AFQjCNHqu3E438MhHVHGBalsNfCD7QxN2Q

syc23
08-22-2010, 12:21 AM
Michael Jordan has more chance to win USO than Fish.

BodyServe
08-22-2010, 12:13 PM
He is certainly more of a threat than Nalbandian. At least he has a serve to save his life.

Filo V.
08-22-2010, 03:05 PM
I'm not going to say no, because anything can happen, and at his best, he's a terror for any player out there. But his game is so dependent on specific things like serving well, volleying well, hitting the forehand well, and being aggressive and doing it effectively, if just one thing is off in his game, as we saw yesterday throughout the first two sets with Roddick, he is in trouble. So he can just as easily lose early as go deep.

Manequin75
08-22-2010, 05:46 PM
He can take a top player down I think but probably not win the whole thing. But great resolve by this guy to lose so much weight and train hard and come back like this. Inspirational stuff.

Ariel
08-22-2010, 06:52 PM
Fish is usually flawless for a set or two but loses steam in the latter stages of a best-of-five challenge. But he has lost a lot of weight and seems to be the fittest he's ever been. Even with that I don't see him mentally tough enough to get past the quarters here and that's with a favorable draw.