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AO - the return of the five deadly venoms

koslav85
12-27-2010, 03:12 AM
Old guard:

Davydenko - can beat anybody on his day , not the best year behind him, should be hungry to prove he belongs at the top, and quarterfinal to defend.

Nalbandian - same as Davy, can beat anybody, fitness not the best, very dangerous, not the best ending this year, should be motivated defends zero.

New guard:

Del Potro - easily most dangerous floater in the draw, great mental strength, won a major , should be eager to play, defends round of 16.

Cilic - similar to Del Potro in playing style, maybe less fire power, but better a the net, better mover, defends semi-final, in a slump most of 2010.

Gulbis - an enigma, very talented, so far has done poorly in slams, but on his day very dangerous opponent for anybody, defends 10 pts.

Your opinion on these players at upcoming AO. Surely, nobody would like to see them in their section of the draw.

Lleyton_
12-27-2010, 03:23 AM
I hope Del Potro can return to his best form. 2010 was incredibly boring without him.

Topspindoctor
12-27-2010, 03:27 AM
None of those guys are a big threat in AO.

I_Dasco
12-27-2010, 04:04 AM
Cilic? Are you fucking kidding me?

viruzzz
12-27-2010, 04:15 AM
If David is fit he could beat Roger or Rafa.
That backhand is precious.

Topspindoctor
12-27-2010, 05:03 AM
If David is fit he could beat Roger or Rafa.
That backhand is precious.

The only thing Nalbandian is beating is his own donut eating record.

Smoke944
12-27-2010, 05:14 AM
The only thing Nalbandian is beating is his own donut eating record.

good one brawh

Pirata.
12-27-2010, 05:20 AM
None of those guys are a big threat in AO.

The only thing Nalbandian is beating is his own donut eating record.

topspin doc on a roll today

henke007
12-27-2010, 06:57 AM
Cilic will loose many points at AO!!

Stelle
12-27-2010, 08:19 AM
Go Gulbis!

TennisOnWood
12-27-2010, 08:46 AM
Marin is a joke and davydenko can be deadly venom only for bets

RoddickFan.
12-27-2010, 10:51 AM
Where is Roddick?

For me, Nalbandian and Kolya are done. Mugrin is also not a threat anymore due to his slump and will lose many points here next year. Delpo is a big question mark atm. I would rather consider people such as Troicki who is riding confidence from his davis cup wins as a deadly venom. He took Djokovic to 5 at the USO this year and when playing well can certainly be a huge threat.

Apemant
12-27-2010, 10:57 AM
[Cilic - similar to Del Potro in playing style, maybe less fire power, but better a the net, better mover, defends semi-final, in a slump most of 2010.

Cilic is awful at the net.

oranges
12-27-2010, 11:14 AM
Cilic is awful at the net.

Compared to del Potro standard, he's Edberg ;)

Certinfy
12-27-2010, 11:20 AM
Del Potro can volley well, anyone remember against Nadal in Miami last year? He was sensational at the net.

paseo
12-27-2010, 12:01 PM
Where is Roddick?

Roddick is top 8. Return to what? he's already at the top tier.

RogerExpress
12-27-2010, 12:04 PM
Nalbandian probably will face a seed between 1 and 8 in 3rd round, also he didn't advance further that 3rd round in last 8 GS he played, so I don't have a lot of confidence in him.

What Delpo can do is a mystery and will depend a lot on the draw, but i don't think he goes further than R16

misty1
12-27-2010, 12:08 PM
for davy it all depends on who he gets in his draw

rafa, roger and nole would all take him out but give him anyone else and he's got a pretty good shot at defending last year if he's playing well again.

Nathaliia
12-27-2010, 12:09 PM
Gulbis would surely win this slam.

Too bad he doesn't really care.

Orka_n
12-27-2010, 12:58 PM
Cilic "in a slump for most of 2010"? Nah, he just sucks. :shrug:

Gulbis has a long way to go yet and the other three... well, their form is doubtful at best.

I don't think either of these guys will go very far, sadly.

Johnny Groove
12-27-2010, 01:02 PM
I think Roddick has a better shot than most of those guys. Cilic, Gulbis, etc. don't have the mentality to win. A chance to prove themselves though.

Pirao666
12-27-2010, 01:05 PM
Is this a joke? I'll be surprised if a single guy on that list gets past the round of 16.

DorianGray7
12-27-2010, 02:33 PM
If David is fit he could beat Roger or Rafa.
That backhand is precious.

:worship::worship: LOL...David isn't beating any of the top 4.

Sillyrabbit
12-27-2010, 03:11 PM
Someone is trying to start a bandwagon?

fast_clay
12-27-2010, 03:45 PM
i hope gulbis makes the AO final...

vs murray...

then murray will win his first major...

elementary really...

Ibracadabra
12-27-2010, 05:10 PM
People are only remembering del po from his earlier career, he is much improved at the net.

abraxas21
12-27-2010, 05:18 PM
Is this a joke? I'll be surprised if a single guy on that list gets past the round of 16.

methinks you're gonna be greatly surprised

cilic is one big mug, though.

Shade
12-27-2010, 06:40 PM
Del Potro - easily most dangerous floater in the draw, great mental strength, won a major , should be eager to play, defends round of 16.

Cilic - similar to Del Potro in playing style, maybe less fire power, but better a the net, better mover, defends semi-final, in a slump most of 2010.


No. Cilic is a poor man's Delpo, slightly worse in almost every category, maybe equal in the movement department.

Roger the Dodger
12-27-2010, 07:12 PM
No. Cilic is a poor man's Delpo, slightly worse in almost every category, maybe equal in the movement department.

Poor Man's Delpo. :haha:

Sapeod
12-27-2010, 07:20 PM
Davydenko - Pretty much done when it comes to being a contender in any big tournaments. Round 4 for at best.

Nalbandian - Burger King is too inconsistent to be a threat. Round 3 at best.

Cilic - Bad player, much worse than Delpo. His volleys are terrible and his movement is hideous. Round 4 AT THE VERY BEST.

Del Potro - No way he wins a match.

Gulbis - Not THAT talented. Overrated, too inconsistent and is just a mug, choker and has terrible mentality. Round 2 at best.


None of these guys is a threat to any of the top players.

Sapeod
12-27-2010, 07:21 PM
Poor Man's Delpo. :haha:
He is. He is worse than Del Potro in every aspect.

Ibracadabra
12-27-2010, 07:41 PM
Nalby and del potro with much better h2hs against rafa and roger than murray. The argentines can play.

oranges
12-27-2010, 07:47 PM
None of these guys is a threat to any of the top players.

Yet, they all tend to win against the top players at the very least every now and then, but don't let that sway you :haha:

Foxy
12-27-2010, 09:21 PM
Why are Del Po and Cilic even in that list?

BK 201
12-27-2010, 10:24 PM
Old guard:

Davydenko - can beat anybody on his day.

Not in slams.




Nalbandian - same as Davy, can beat anybody.

Not in slams.

Sapeod
12-27-2010, 11:54 PM
Yet, they all tend to win against the top players at the very least every now and then, but don't let that sway you :haha:
It won't sway me.

None of these guys have what it takes to challenge any of the top players in slams. Fact.

stillwaterharry
12-28-2010, 12:08 AM
Cilic is already seeded, no offense, but I think his performance may well match his rank.
Frankly speaking, del Potro may not recover as well as we expected. He is able to defeat some lower seeded player, but might constitute little threat to the Big 4 (or Big 5:)).
Nalbandian is real uncertainty. He said in an interview he has been improving his service during the break. He's gonna give himself a last shot for the grand slam in the next year.
I really hope the youngsters like Dimitrov or Berankis can make a breakthrough in the AO:)

Ibracadabra
12-28-2010, 12:25 AM
I don't expect del potro to challenge the top 3 right away. Although he could beat the level of players belown novak, roger and rafa in austrailia.

misty1
12-28-2010, 12:25 AM
Davydenko - Pretty much done when it comes to being a contender in any big tournaments. Round 4 for at best.

Nalbandian - Burger King is too inconsistent to be a threat. Round 3 at best.

Cilic - Bad player, much worse than Delpo. His volleys are terrible and his movement is hideous. Round 4 AT THE VERY BEST.

Del Potro - No way he wins a match.

Gulbis - Not THAT talented. Overrated, too inconsistent and is just a mug, choker and has terrible mentality. Round 2 at best.


None of these guys is a threat to any of the top players.

im not quiote convinced that davy is done yet. He had a horrible year last year but only because he came back way to soon, he was advised not to come back when he did but did anyway. He lost a bunch of matches he shouldnt have that shattered his confidence and he's playing with a new racquet.

everyone starts from 0 again so we'll see how he does early on. I think he'll be okay

Monteque
12-28-2010, 04:22 AM
is they deadly coz contain venoms:confused:

koslav85
12-28-2010, 04:36 AM
"The Return of The Five Deadly Venoms" is a classic kung fu movie, you should check it out if you are a fan of old school kung fu movies. I can actually see those five players I listed take out anybody except maybe big four, so from Soderling down , they can take out any players, also Murray being most vulnerable to the venoms out of top four.

Monteque
12-28-2010, 04:38 AM
"The Return of The Five Deadly Venoms" is a classic kung fu movie, you should check it out if you are a fan of old school kung fu movies. I can actually see those five players I listed take out anybody except maybe big four, so from Soderling down , they can take out any players, also Murray being most vulnerable to the venoms out of top four.

well, for classic kungfu movie is drunken master> but i like kungfu panda though :haha:

Fedal2010
12-29-2010, 05:45 PM
Lol at all the mugs judging Cilic.

But Gulbis is still praised as the son of God without reaching anything except a QF at RG.
Gulbis is nothing but toast.. face it behind his potential is nothing but hot air.
I also see this forums beeing empty dead after Cilic having more success than you guys thought.
LEgends like JMac, Wilander and others see hugde potential in him same goes for JMDP but suddenly some morons think they know anything bout tennis are able to say he has no potential.
I´m sure half of you guys didn´t even hold a tennis racket in their entire life.

star
12-29-2010, 05:58 PM
"The Return of The Five Deadly Venoms" is a classic kung fu movie, you should check it out if you are a fan of old school kung fu movies. I can actually see those five players I listed take out anybody except maybe big four, so from Soderling down , they can take out any players, also Murray being most vulnerable to the venoms out of top four.

I can actually see those five players taken out by anybody. :p

They all have potential for an upset, but they can also all go out against anybody in the draw.

I have most hope for DelPo, but I think his form is unknown. I hope he comes back to be a top player, but he returns from a very tough injury.