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Sports Illustrated Expert's Picks for Wimbledon

FlameOn
06-18-2011, 08:44 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/tennis/06/17/wimbledon.mens.picks/index.html

5 choose Rafa :hearts:, 1 chose Djoker :hearts:, 2 chose Murray, 0 chose Roger! :lol::eek:

sco
06-18-2011, 08:55 AM
I'd like to know on what basis 2 of them would pick Murrary who hasn't even reached a W final yet but none of them picks Federer who's been in every final since 2002 except last year.

LawrenceOfTennis
06-18-2011, 08:56 AM
Experts are wrong everytime.

GSMnadal
06-18-2011, 09:37 AM
Experts are wrong everytime.

Seems like 6/8 are going to be right this time

n8
06-18-2011, 09:56 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/tennis/06/17/wimbledon.mens.picks/index.html

6 choose Rafa :hearts:, 1 chose Djoker :hearts:, 1 chose Murray, 0 chose Roger! :lol::eek:

Either you miscounted or someone changed their mind. 5 choose Rafa, 2 choose Murray.

FlameOn
06-18-2011, 09:57 AM
Either you miscounted or someone changed their mind. 5 choose Rafa, 2 choose Murray.
Good point. :p

MIMIC
06-18-2011, 10:08 AM
I don't know what I find more surprising: the 2 picks for Murray or the lack of picks for Federer

paseo
06-18-2011, 10:09 AM
They're all wrong. Fed will win Wimbledon.

bokehlicious
06-18-2011, 10:13 AM
Nobody picked Roddick? :confused: you'd think at least one of the SI baseball specialists would pick the American Hope...

xdrewitdajx
06-18-2011, 10:26 AM
kind of bizarre. Federer should at the very least be a joint-favorite, I think. I guess with Nadal because of Nadal's track record, even though I truly don't believe Nadal is going to win. Djokovic is still a question mark on grass (as far as whether he can beat Federer, whether he can advance past the semis). Murray seems like a good underdog to bet on.

Just like heaven
06-18-2011, 10:28 AM
Bodo picked Roddick, Tignor picked Federer

http://www.tennis.com/articles/templates/features.aspx?articleid=12597&zoneid=9

careergrandslam
06-18-2011, 10:32 AM
murray is the most overhyped and overrated sportsman of any sport in the world right now.

the guy is a nobody but is being treated like he is up there with federer and laver.

god i hope murray never wins a slam. EVER!

careergrandslam
06-18-2011, 10:33 AM
federer or djokovic will win wimbledon.

nadal is playing too poorly to win it this year.

xdrewitdajx
06-18-2011, 10:35 AM
I think your sig says all anyone needs to know about you, and how seriously to take your posts, careergrandslam.

Murray is not being treated like Federer or Laver. He's constantly getting criticized for not having won a slam. He's a nobody? I'm willing to bet that 99.9% of tennis players in the world would love nothing more than to be a nobody then.

most overhyped and overrated sportsman of any sport? humor me, how many sports do you actually follow?

I know you're either clinically insane or an awesome troll and I shouldn't even make futile posts like this, but whatever...I'm having my morning coffee and it seemed like the right moment.

careergrandslam
06-18-2011, 10:41 AM
I think your sig says all anyone needs to know about you, and how seriously to take your posts, careergrandslam.

Murray is not being treated like Federer or Laver. He's constantly getting criticized for not having won a slam. He's a nobody? I'm willing to bet that 99.9% of tennis players in the world would love nothing more than to be a nobody then.

most overhyped and overrated sportsman of any sport? humor me, how many sports do you actually follow?

I know you're either clinically insane or an awesome troll and I shouldn't even make futile posts like this, but whatever...I'm having my morning coffee and it seemed like the right moment.

this murray guy has not won a single slam, i repeat, NOT A SINGLE SLAM.

just a bunch of useless mickey mouse titles that no one will give a rats ass about in a few years. yet the guy is always put in the bunch with federer, nadal and djokovic. that is hype.

in my book he is a nobody until he wins a slam.

16 > 10 > 2 > 0

xdrewitdajx
06-18-2011, 11:00 AM
how many players in the last 5 years have won a slam, I repeat, A SINGLE SLAM.
I understand you're a slam-whore but that doesn't mean everyone else is. Plus, Murray has been in three finals. And he just turned 24. It's not like he doesn't look like he'll ever win one. He might not, who knows? But what you're saying is idiotic. Mickey Mouse titles? So Masters, aka the biggest tournaments after slams, are mickey mouse tournaments? What the fuck are atp250 tournaments then?
Murray is put in a bunch with those other three only when the "bunch" is expanded to 4 players. Everyone that bunches them together realizes that he's not fully there since he hasn't accomplished as much...but he's a legitimate threat to them and he's certainly ahead of the rest of the pack (we'll see what Del Potro has to say about that in the future, but for now that's the situation)

your math, while being incredibly impressive, don't get me wrong, doesn't really address the point.

and the fact that everyone who hasn't won a slam is a nobody in your book....well, that's your book's fault. It would probably be a bestseller....but so was the Da Vinci Code.

MIMIC
06-18-2011, 11:06 AM
federer or djokovic will win wimbledon.

nadal is playing too poorly to win it this year.

:haha:

careergrandslam
06-18-2011, 11:38 AM
how many players in the last 5 years have won a slam, I repeat, A SINGLE SLAM.
I understand you're a slam-whore but that doesn't mean everyone else is. Plus, Murray has been in three finals. And he just turned 24. It's not like he doesn't look like he'll ever win one. He might not, who knows? But what you're saying is idiotic. Mickey Mouse titles? So Masters, aka the biggest tournaments after slams, are mickey mouse tournaments? What the fuck are atp250 tournaments then?
Murray is put in a bunch with those other three only when the "bunch" is expanded to 4 players. Everyone that bunches them together realizes that he's not fully there since he hasn't accomplished as much...but he's a legitimate threat to them and he's certainly ahead of the rest of the pack (we'll see what Del Potro has to say about that in the future, but for now that's the situation)

your math, while being incredibly impressive, don't get me wrong, doesn't really address the point.

and the fact that everyone who hasn't won a slam is a nobody in your book....well, that's your book's fault. It would probably be a bestseller....but so was the Da Vinci Code.

:facepalm:

u will NEVER convince me that murray is up there with federer, nadal and djokovic.

sorry but i just dont buy it.

i will repeat, murray is not in a 'big 4' unless he wins a slam.
federer, nadal and djokovic are multiple slam winnners.

to put murray in with those guys is disrespecting those 3 guys.

murray is all hype.
the british media is writing checks murray cant cash.

careergrandslam
06-18-2011, 11:39 AM
:haha:

oh please....

xdrewitdajx
06-18-2011, 11:40 AM
you're terrific at comparative math but clearly awful at reading comprehension. We can't all be renaissance men, I suppose.

careergrandslam
06-18-2011, 11:40 AM
you're terrific at comparative math but clearly awful at reading comprehension. We can't all be renaissance men, I suppose.

whatever dude...

NJ88
06-18-2011, 12:13 PM
I thought most would have gone with Federer. I think he's the slight favorite anyways.

I would predict Murray or Nadal ahead of Djokovic slightly though, only slightly. But honestly, it's very, very close.

GOAT = Fed
06-18-2011, 12:24 PM
Lol I'd love it for Federer to prove these plunkers wrong. ALLEZ ROGER!!!

Would be weird though if he goes out in the QF again :(

lemon99
06-18-2011, 12:37 PM
Lol I'd love it for Federer to prove these plunkers wrong. ALLEZ ROGER!!!

Would be weird though if he goes out in the QF again :(

ESPN so-called experts :rolleyes: They're fools ;)
Final: Federer vs Murray
winner: Federer :worship:
Looking forward to reading the ESPN and Tennis.com clowns' public apologies ( remember Perrotta after AO 2010 :cool:) on Monday 4 June :lol:

GOAT = Fed
06-18-2011, 12:45 PM
ESPN so-called experts :rolleyes: They're fools ;)
Final: Federer vs Murray
winner: Federer :worship:
Looking forward to reading the ESPN and Tennis.com clowns' public apologies ( remember Perrotta after AO 2010 :cool:) on Monday 4 June :lol:

:lol: Yh I would loove it if they apologise. In fact if Federer wins someone should write in and complain lol.

nalbyfan
06-18-2011, 01:23 PM
Federer only won Doha this year...how could he be seen as a fav to win a GS ???
2011 is his worst year and I don't think he'll win a GS anymore

GOAT = Fed
06-18-2011, 01:28 PM
Federer only won Doha this year...how could he be seen as a fav to win a GS ???
2011 is his worst year and I don't think he'll win a GS anymore

Have you seen his GS record this year?

AO: SF
FO: F

What's so bad about this?

Commander Data
06-18-2011, 01:30 PM
Nadal or Federer is the obvious choice. Head says Nadal, heart says Fedex.

Certinfy
06-18-2011, 01:39 PM
The people that chose Murray know what they're talking about :yeah:

tennis2tennis
06-18-2011, 01:41 PM
we'll I'm one fedtard whose happy he'll be under the radar!:cool:

careergrandslam
06-18-2011, 01:57 PM
I thought most would have gone with Federer. I think he's the slight favorite anyways.

I would predict Murrayor Nadal ahead of Djokovic slightly though, only slightly. But honestly, it's very, very close.

:haha:

mickey mouse title king is not winning a slam

Pirao666
06-18-2011, 02:05 PM
Idiots, they should have learned not to underestimate Olderer by now.

ZaZoo)
06-18-2011, 02:12 PM
Funny shit, Fed's the favourite and none even mentions him. :lol:

Sapeod
06-18-2011, 02:20 PM
Jon Wertheim's sleeper: anyone german. How idiotic is that man?? :stupid:

Jenkins and Price going out on a limb and saying Murray. Hopefully, he proves them and me right :) And shows all of you haters :wavey:

Sapeod
06-18-2011, 02:21 PM
:haha:

mickey mouse title king is not winning a slam
And apparently you don't mind Murray and just hate the media? Yeah right, you're just a Brit hater, no matter who it is or what they do.

careergrandslam
06-18-2011, 02:30 PM
i dont like olderer, but it pisses me off that he gets no respect.

same is happening to rafa.

murray is the media darling.

Foxy
06-18-2011, 02:37 PM
Federer is the favorite no?

Sapeod
06-18-2011, 02:43 PM
i dont like olderer, but it pisses me off that he gets no respect.

same is happening to rafa.

murray is the media darling.
What do you mean? 5 people have picked Nadal to win the tournament :spit: While only 2 have picked Murray. Yeah, Nadal isn't getting any respect :haha: He gets TOO MUCH respect.

misty1
06-18-2011, 02:43 PM
they really are pathetically clueless when they're picking people like raonic, tipsarevic or"anyone german"as a sleeper

i mean, they had to pick before the draw was made because then that means 2 morons actually think raonic will beat nadal

Ajk822
06-18-2011, 02:56 PM
they really are pathetically clueless when they're picking people like raonic, tipsarevic or"anyone german"as a sleeper

i mean, they had to pick before the draw was made because then that means 2 morons actually think raonic will beat nadal

If Isner can take Nadal to 5 on clay with a huge serve, why can't Raonic beat Rafa on grass with an equally huge serve?

Saberq
06-18-2011, 03:03 PM
If Isner can take Nadal to 5 on clay with a huge serve, why can't Raonic beat Rafa on grass with an equally huge serve?

Because his second serve is shit and first serve is worse than Isner's...I agree that Murray is little hyped for SW19 but it is England what do you expect..But to say he cant win it please of course he can.....

@careergrandslam why dont you support Nadal just once before a tournament?Is this some attempt to jinx other players or something...The thing that bothers me with you is that now you are saying that Djokovic of Federer will win but if Nadal wins you will gloat and bash Novak and Roger and calling them mugs.....

careergrandslam
06-18-2011, 03:03 PM
i saw nadal play raonic in tokyo last year and that match was very close, nadal had to play close to his best to win and the match was still very close.

Saberq
06-18-2011, 03:08 PM
i saw nadal play raonic in tokyo last year and that match was very close, nadal had to play close to his best to win and the match was still very close.

Give me a break he will kick his ass in 3 sets not to mention that Raonic wont win his 1st round match maybe

GOAT = Fed
06-18-2011, 03:08 PM
i saw nadal play raonic in tokyo last year and that match was very close, nadal had to play close to his best to win and the match was still very close.

The difference: Tokyo wasn't played on grass.

Ravel
06-18-2011, 03:17 PM
Because his second serve is shit and first serve is worse than Isner's...I agree that Murray is little hyped for SW19 but it is England what do you expect..But to say he cant win it please of course he can.....

@careergrandslam why dont you support Nadal just once before a tournament?Is this some attempt to jinx other players or something...The thing that bothers me with you is that now you are saying that Djokovic of Federer will win but if Nadal wins you will gloat and bash Novak and Roger and calling them mugs.....

you obviously notice that he's trying to hype Raonic for jinx purposes and yet you still take his comment seriously like he's a Raonic fan :lol:

GOAT = Fed
06-18-2011, 04:19 PM
you obviously notice that he's trying to hype Raonic for jinx purposes and yet you still take his comment seriously like he's a Raonic fan :lol:

WTF you guys believe in jinxs? How can one random person on a forum jinx a match? :lol:

Mjau!
06-18-2011, 04:25 PM
:cuckoo:

Mug era for sports journalism :o

cutesteve22
06-18-2011, 04:36 PM
Murray:spit:

Mjau!
06-18-2011, 04:37 PM
I has scientific evidence that Rogi is the favourite. :yeah:

RG05: Rafa def. Fed in 4 - Rogi wins W.
RG06: Rafa def. Fed in 4 - Rogi def. Rafa in W final.
RG07: Rafa def. Fed in 4 - Rogi def. Rafa in W final.
RG08: Rafa wins RG without set loss and :o Fed - Rafa def. Rogi 9-7 in the 5th in W final.
RG09: Rogi wins RG - Rogi wins W.
RG10: Rafa wins RG without set loss - Rafa wins W.

RG11: Rafa def. Fed in 4 - ?

GOAT = Fed
06-18-2011, 04:46 PM
I has scientific evidence that Rogi is the favourite. :yeah:

RG05: Rafa def. Fed in 4 - Rogi wins W.
RG06: Rafa def. Fed in 4 - Rogi def. Rafa in W final.
RG07: Rafa def. Fed in 4 - Rogi def. Rafa in W final.
RG08: Rafa wins RG without set loss and :o Fed - Rafa def. Rogi 9-7 in the 5th in W final.
RG09: Rogi wins RG - Rogi wins W.
RG10: Rafa wins RG without set loss - Rafa wins W.

RG11: Rafa def. Fed in 4 - ?

C'mon ROGER! Can't wait for the record breaking moment of 17 GS! ALLEZ! Roger truly is inspirational! :D

rafa_maniac
06-18-2011, 04:54 PM
Oh good, all the pressure on Rafa :(

I'm predicting Federer to win but I'm not sure why everyone says he should be the "favourite". He's ranked and seeded #3, isn't defending champion, hasn't won a Slam in 18 months and has one small title to his credit this year. Of course it's Wimbledon and of course he's ONE of the favourites along with Rafa and Nole, but outright favourite doesn't sound right to me.

tennishero
06-18-2011, 04:56 PM
murray is the most overhyped and overrated sportsman of any sport in the world right now.

the guy is a nobody but is being treated like he is up there with federer and laver.

god i hope murray never wins a slam. EVER!

spot on :yeah:

GOAT = Fed
06-18-2011, 05:02 PM
Oh good, all the pressure on Rafa :(

I'm predicting Federer to win but I'm not sure why everyone says he should be the "favourite". He's ranked and seeded #3, isn't defending champion, hasn't won a Slam in 18 months and has one small title to his credit this year. Of course it's Wimbledon and of course he's ONE of the favourites along with Rafa and Nole, but outright favourite doesn't sound right to me.

I actually think there's not a whole lot of pressure on Rafa apart from possibly the number 1 ranking. He does, I think, after his FO, have not much to prove to the world, he's got 10 GS and no one can now say he is a fluke etc. I think there will probably be more pressure on him for the US because he needs to add a few more Hardcourt GS to his resume.

Roger is possibly a slight favourite because of his recent form. He's ended the streak of the player of the year so far, gave his arch nemesis a tight match on the worst surface he could play him on and generally his serve and game have looked top notch recently. He may have not won a GS in 18 months and that is one of the main reasons why he's the favourite because everyone now expects him to be due a GS. Equalling Sampras' record is also on the line and Roger always plays good when he needs to prove a point or break records.

SerialKillerToBe
06-18-2011, 05:04 PM
Murray a bigger favorite than Federer or Djokovic?

:spit:

Sapeod
06-18-2011, 05:06 PM
not to mention that Raonic wont win his 1st round match maybe
:spit:

Hensafmurrafter
06-18-2011, 05:07 PM
how many players in the last 5 years have won a slam, I repeat, A SINGLE SLAM.
I understand you're a slam-whore but that doesn't mean everyone else is. Plus, Murray has been in three finals. And he just turned 24. It's not like he doesn't look like he'll ever win one. He might not, who knows? But what you're saying is idiotic. Mickey Mouse titles? So Masters, aka the biggest tournaments after slams, are mickey mouse tournaments? What the fuck are atp250 tournaments then?
Murray is put in a bunch with those other three only when the "bunch" is expanded to 4 players. Everyone that bunches them together realizes that he's not fully there since he hasn't accomplished as much...but he's a legitimate threat to them and he's certainly ahead of the rest of the pack (we'll see what Del Potro has to say about that in the future, but for now that's the situation)

your math, while being incredibly impressive, don't get me wrong, doesn't really address the point.

and the fact that everyone who hasn't won a slam is a nobody in your book....well, that's your book's fault. It would probably be a bestseller....but so was the Da Vinci Code.

... And so is the Bible.

misty1
06-18-2011, 05:11 PM
If Isner can take Nadal to 5 on clay with a huge serve, why can't Raonic beat Rafa on grass with an equally huge serve?

because it takes more then a huge serve to beat nadal

it take something special to win a grand slam in the first year of your career and milos does not have that, he isnt ready to win 7 best of 5 matches in a row

delboy
06-18-2011, 05:12 PM
what a mug list of sleepers, like any of them have a chance..

tangerine_dream
06-18-2011, 05:34 PM
SI "experts" are all Fedtards. This is their way of anti-jinxing Roger.

guichard
06-18-2011, 05:37 PM
One of the writer has Djokovic as a flameout :)

MIMIC
06-29-2011, 11:03 PM
Da picks :worship:

ossie
06-29-2011, 11:14 PM
looks like elizabeth newman got pretty close.

e476
07-01-2011, 07:11 PM
The experts actually knew what they were talking about! :worship: