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Which of the youngsters will be the first one to win a slam?

viruzzz
06-24-2011, 02:52 AM
Ok, considering the results in the AO, and now in Wimbledon, one of the most discussed topics in MTF is about the youngsters, often called "New guns".

Dimitrov and Tomic reached 2nd round of Wimbledon, and no one of them is from England. (Also, Tomic's match isn't finished yet).

Years ago, some people thought Monfils, Gasquet, Young, Nishikori would have exceptionals careers with a lot of tournaments and, probably, slams.
ATM, no one of them won a Masters tournament. Gasquet and Monfils reached finals, but that's another topic.

We have Bernard Tomic, Australia's new hope. The youngest with just 18, (And he doesn't know what he wants, like Alice Cooper should say).
Raonic, the 2011 ATP Newcomer of the year. "The best ranked canaidan ever", like the song say.
Ryan Harrison, Americans becomes horny when they hear this name.
Grigor Dimitrov, from Bulgaria, the "Future number 1", "Mini Fed", or whatever you wanna call him.

Now, the question of the thread:

Who will be the first to win a slam?

Also, there are 2 other interesting questions...
Which slam?
When will it happen?


Don't forget, this could be bullcrap, and the "new big 4" could turn into 4 Donald Youngs.


BTW: I don't include Berankis or any of that generation because they're more than 20 years old.



EDIT2: Thanks Abraxas21

tennismaster1978
06-24-2011, 02:55 AM
donald young sucks!!

abraxas21
06-24-2011, 02:58 AM
EDIT: Shhhhoot! I forgot to include the poll.
Could any moderator or admin include the poll with the 4 names? It'd be best to know MTF opinion with that poll (And also adding the option, "none of them").
Thank you.

you can still include it

go to "thread tools" (up there to the right in the beginning of the thread) and select the option to add a poll

Roddickominator
06-24-2011, 03:01 AM
I don't think any of them will win one. Dimitrov may have the best shot, but really he's more Gasquet than Federer IMO so I see it being unlikely.

There just aren't many Slams up for grabs...and the very top players are able to compete at each of them nowadays. So some other young guys who are extremely athletic and consistent will come along and win some of these Slams, but I don't see guys like Harrison or Raonic having that type of game.

Zinn
06-24-2011, 04:47 AM
I really like the way Mini-Fed plays.

jeremda01
06-24-2011, 05:04 AM
definately not tomic, raonic maybe in like 6 years from now, harrison also maybe in 6 years from now, these guys wont have a chance at least until rafa nole, murray are in their 30's.

Topspindoctor
06-24-2011, 06:29 AM
Rofl. None of them. Those guys are the ATP version of generation suck. When Olderer/Nadal/Djoke retire or decline, ATP will turn into an epic mugfest like the current WTA. Every slam will be wide open.

FerrerAndNadal
06-24-2011, 07:04 AM
Ryan Harrison has the best chance but these guys are all hyped. They have talent but most is speculation. If you need a prime example of overrated young players with high expectations from the tennis world and low results look right at Richard Gasquet.

Langers
06-24-2011, 08:32 AM
Bit early for this talk. I think all 4 have Slam winning potential, but not for years.

ballbasher101
06-24-2011, 09:12 AM
I like Tomic and I think he will win a major one day. He reminds me of Del-Potro and will most likely win the US open at some point.

abollo
06-24-2011, 09:16 AM
None

Start da Game
06-24-2011, 09:23 AM
spaniards will take over the world once nadal, federina, djokovic, mugza, del potro all retire......

MaxPower
06-24-2011, 09:30 AM
Think Harrison got a very good all-round potential. He got a good serve, good movement and if he builds a little more power and develops his mental strength even more I could see him winning a slam in 4-5 years. He seems to have the will and is a bad loser with high ambitions. Always a good sign

I'd like to say Raonic too but I think he got more weaknesses and I don't know if he can work them away. Maybe he can improve his movement and return game and then he got a legit shot at a slam in a few years

Tomic? To weak atm. He is a tall guy but needs more muscles to get the power needed to compete with the big boys. But I do think he has the body type and talent if he can just correct that over the coming years. Big IF

Dimitrov? Got the talent but the more time that goes by the more he will be doubted. Got a great game but I question his will and mental strength

LawrenceOfTennis
06-24-2011, 09:59 AM
Although my favorite player is Ryan Harrison for a year along with DelPo, and I also support Dimitrov, I can't see them winning slams.It's a little bit too early to talk about this, while not many people want to see them win big matches more than me. But I'm quite sure that Dimitrov will crack top 35-30 by year end.

ossie
06-24-2011, 10:02 AM
none of those mugs will ever win a slam, better players will come along (godwilling).

Kubecki
06-24-2011, 10:02 AM
None of them!

Time Violation
06-24-2011, 10:40 AM
None of them... people here like to bash Nole and Andy at every opportunity, but they both were miles ahead of those players at their age :)

Audacity
06-24-2011, 11:22 AM
None of them... people here like to bash Nole and Andy at every opportunity, but they both were miles ahead of those players at their age :)

This means nothing.

BRENTIN25
06-24-2011, 11:49 AM
i think that at this point there is relly no way to know, but if i have to guess ill say Ryan Harrison.

Hian-GOAT
06-24-2011, 11:50 AM
GriGOAT ;)
But I think Raonic will do it first :o

stzenit
06-24-2011, 11:59 AM
Andrey Kuznetsov :)

Like what I have watched of him, has a Wimbledon Junior Singles title, lost last year in 5 to Hanescu in the first round of Wimbledon, has had a solid season this year gaining some consistency but after beating seeded players in qualifying for both French and Wimbledon he fell to no names :mad::mad:

Sham Kay
06-24-2011, 02:13 PM
20/21 seems to be the new 18/19. By the looks of things players will not only develop to their potential later, but also retire later..

Judging by this, I'd have to go for Tomic out of this group of young players, since he seems to be developing quite fast compared to how we can expect young players to develop nowadays. Breakthroughs will come at around 21-23, and slam success probably around 24-25. Even though they all seem old, we have to judge them right now (19-20 year olds) by how we used to judge 17/18 year olds, due to this change in development.

out_here_grindin
06-30-2011, 04:31 AM
Tomic really showed what he is capable of. His game is all about control. He can control his opponent.

Dund
06-30-2011, 06:25 AM
Rofl. None of them. Those guys are the ATP version of generation suck. When Olderer/Nadal/Djoke retire or decline, ATP will turn into an epic mugfest like the current WTA. Every slam will be wide open.
Why even post on a forum about professional tennis when you clearly hate it, and have no interest other than to piss and moan every post you make. Not to mention the ridiculously childish namecalling. I can't even believe you are Australian, unless you are actually 13 rather than the same age as me.

On second thought, scrap that. Reading your post history is like reading the deranged ramblings of a demented old homeless bogan. A 13 year wouldn't be near as gloomy.

What an abject, miserable twat you are.

Topspindoctor
06-30-2011, 06:30 AM
Why even post on a forum about professional tennis when you clearly hate it, and have no interest other than to piss and moan every post you make. Not to mention the ridiculously childish namecalling. I can't even believe you are Australian, unless you are actually 13 rather than the same age as me.

On second thought, scrap that. Reading your post history is like reading the deranged ramblings of a demented old homeless bogan. A 13 year wouldn't be near as gloomy.

What an abject, miserable twat you are.

:superlol:

Have fun watching Tomug/Harrison/Raonic in the next few years.

After Nadal is gone, ATP can officialy RIP.

Mountaindewslave
06-30-2011, 06:32 AM
gonna have to go with Dimitrov or Tomic given preformances and obvious potential. having talent when you're young is one thing, but having guts is an entire other thing, they are a class above their contemporaries at the moment

Dund
06-30-2011, 07:28 AM
Tomic really showed what he is capable of. His game is all about control. He can control his opponent.
His court craft is second to none in tennis. He just needs to work on 3 weaknesses. His movement, his return of serve, and his aggressiveness. He will also want to improve his serve, but that will happen naturally as he gets stronger, and he is already very good in terms of accuracy. He wins a large number of free points on serve with it not yet being very powerful.

Dund
06-30-2011, 07:37 AM
:superlol:

Have fun watching Tomug/Harrison/Raonic in the next few years.

After Nadal is gone, ATP can officialy RIP.
I'm surprised you managed to see the humour in that given what a bitter dreary chum you are.

No doubt once Nadal is gone the ATP won't survive because no one will turn up to watch any matches given how terrible everyone else is. Cause topspindoctor says so.

FormerRafaFan
06-30-2011, 01:06 PM
Hmm.. probably Tomic. He has already shown us that he has what it takes. Dimitrov.. he still has his choking habits, and Harrison is not as good yet as the other two. Raonic can't really be compared to these, since he's a couple of years older (despite that, he'll never win a slam with just a serve anyway).

vn01
06-30-2011, 01:40 PM
it's dimitrov who'll win the Australian Open in 2013 :rocker2:

Everko
06-30-2011, 05:04 PM
I agree with the Dr. on this one. These 4 guys are all very unlikable abd arrogant showmen with no actual substance. D

james82
06-30-2011, 08:40 PM
:superlol:

Have fun watching Tomug/Harrison/Raonic in the next few years.

After Nadal is gone, ATP can officialy RIP.

probley the most stupid comment ive read,cant wait for nadal to retire now so i want have to see u around the forums no more

and to answer the question Tomic and Harrison are = imo i think both will win a slam with guys like dimitrov/berankis/raonic/Kei all top 15