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Predictions for 2005

crimson
10-26-2004, 02:50 PM
I thought I would start a thread for predictions of what will happen in 2005: the categories come from the predictions section of this thread (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=7199) that I found while browsing through some of the old threads. For the last three categories (disappointments, retirements, and players who will fall in the rankings) you can put down as many answers as you want.

Australian Open champion:

Roland Garros champion:

Wimbledon champion:

US Open champion:

Davis Cup champion:

Year-end number one:

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order):

Newcomer:

Most improved player:

Disappointments of the year:

Players who will retire:

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings):

crouching
10-26-2004, 03:42 PM
Australian Open champion: Safin or Federer

Roland Garros champion: Who knows? It's almost a surprise every year... Maybe Coria?

Wimbledon champion: Federer

US Open champion: Federer or Roddick

Davis Cup champion: Maybe Australia or USA.

Year-end number one: Federer

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order): Federer, Roddick, Safin, Nalbandian, J. Johansson, Ferrero, Robredo, Haas, Hewitt, Canas

Newcomer: What's the definition of "newcomer"? First full year on the tour? Maybe Lu Yen-Hsun, Santiago Ventura or Monfils.

Most improved player: If this refers to ranking improvements, Lu Yen-Hsun or Santiago Ventura or Nicolas Almagro.

Disappointments of the year: Henman, Moya, Massu, Srichaphan

Players who will retire: Agassi, Kuerten, Bjorkman (from singles), Enqvist, Wayne Arthurs (from singles), Corretja (from singles),

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): Schuettler (to the depths of below Top 60), Hrbaty (can he defend points from so many titles?), Massu, Santoro, Pavel

Kristen
10-26-2004, 04:07 PM
The guys capable of the grandslams... well, I guess Marat can do anything if he puts his mind to it. Roger is always going to be a favourite, and Lleyton can focus on his tennis now, so...

Davis Cup champion: Spain / Australia

Year-end number one: Hewitt / Safin

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order): Roger, Andy, Marat, Moya, Joachim Johansson ;), Hewitt (I dont follow the top guys)

Newcomer: Igor Kunitsyn :D well, I hope so.

Most improved player: Rainer Schuettler! There's only one way to go, really.

Disappointments of the year: Quite possibly Jurgen and Jarkko if they cant get some more confidence. These guys could really go either way though.

Players who will retire: Philippoussis lands acting deal and retires :tape:,Todd Woodbridge, Jonas Björkman-singles at least. Unless he finds some form and Todd will play doubs more. Cyril Suk? I think that man will play tennis until the day he dies!

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): I agree with crouching. If Massu doesnt find his form, he'll start to freefall :sad:

WyveN
10-26-2004, 04:53 PM
The long boring off season is for threads like this.

jtipson
10-26-2004, 05:10 PM
Yes, and it will be even longer if we start these threads now! Mind you, if Roger's finished for the rest of the year, it might as well be off-season ;)

ytben
10-26-2004, 05:20 PM
Yes, and it will be even longer if we start these threads now! Mind you, if Roger's finished for the rest of the year, it might as well be off-season ;)

Exactly my sentiment jtipson ;)

CoriaFan4ever
10-26-2004, 06:55 PM
Australian Open champion: hewitt, could be federer

Roland Garros champion: coria

Wimbledon champion: federer

US Open champion: nalbandíán, could be federer

Davis Cup champion: argentina

Year-end number one: federer

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order): federer, safin, coria, nalbandián, roddick, hewitt, ferrero, j.johansson, haas, moya

Newcomer: monaco (does he count still?)

Most improved player: benneteau

Disappointments of the year: srichaphan, agassi, henman

Players who will retire: agassi for sure, maybe corretja

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): henman, pavel, gaudio

RPH
10-26-2004, 07:12 PM
Australian Open champion:
Marat Safin
Roland Garros champion:
Roger Federer
Wimbledon champion:
Roger Federer
US Open champion:
Andre Agassi
Davis Cup champion:
Argentina
Year-end number one:
Roger Federer
Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order):
Federer,Roddick,Henman,Moya,Ferrero,J Johansson,Hewitt,Agassi,Safin,Nadal
Newcomer:
Nicolas Almagro
Most improved player:
Karol Beck
Disappointments of the year:
Guillimero Coria, Paradorn Srichaphan, Tommy Robredo
Players who will retire:
Guillimero Coria (wishful thinking ;)) Alex Corretja, Greg Rusedski
Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings):
Guillimero Coria, Nicolas Massu, Mikhail Youzhny

There you go with my predictions :)

Ferrero Forever
10-27-2004, 09:51 AM
Australian Open champion: Ferrero

Roland Garros champion: Ferrero

Wimbledon champion: Federer

US Open champion: Ferrero

Davis Cup champion: Spain

Year-end number one: Ferrero

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order):Ferrero, Federer, Roddick, Henman, Coria, Gaudio, Moya, Lopez, Nadal, Agassi

Newcomer: Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo

Most improved player: Ferrero

Disappointments of the year: Federer

Players who will retire: Agassi

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings):[/QUOTE] Henman

crouching
10-28-2004, 08:16 AM
Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order):Ferrero, Federer, Roddick, Henman, Coria, Gaudio, Moya, Lopez, Nadal, Agassi


Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): Henman

Huh? :)

Nacho
10-28-2004, 09:15 AM
Australian Open champion: Lleyton Hewitt def Andy Roddick (meh, it's about time Lleyton wins his homecrowd :p)

Roland Garros champion: Juan Carlos Ferrero def Gustavo Kuerten :devil: :angel:

Wimbledon champion: Roger Federer def Lleyton Hewitt

US Open champion: Roger Federer def Marat Safin

Davis Cup champion: Argentina def USA

Year-end number one: Federer

Year-end top ten players: 1 Federer, 2 Hewitt, 3 Safin, 4 Ferrero, 5 Roddick, 6 Coria, 7 Nadal :angel: 8 Haas 9 Nalbandian 10 Moya

Newcomer: no idea

Most improved player: Nadal

Disappointments of the year: Roddick, Henman, Agassi,

Players who will retire: Agassi, Corretja, Costa

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): Henman

Ferrero Forever
10-28-2004, 09:26 AM
Huh? :)
lol, i think henman will finish in the top 10 because he is a top player, but i hope he does fall in the rankings because i really can't stand him.

junekidd
10-28-2004, 04:19 PM
Australian Open champion: Marat.Safin

Roland Garros champion: freshman ;)

Wimbledon champion: Daivd.Nalbandian

US Open champion: andy

Davis Cup champion: Russian :lol:

Year-end number one: federer

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order): roger, marat, andy, moya, hewitt, nalbandian, henman, agassi, nadal.

Newcomer: no idea...

Most improved player: Igor.Andreev

Disappointments of the year: coria

Players who will retire: greg, agassi

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): coria :rolleyes:

crouching
10-29-2004, 11:23 AM
lol, i think henman will finish in the top 10 because he is a top player, but i hope he does fall in the rankings because i really can't stand him.

Urr, I think the "Geronimoooo award" is for a player who falls in the rankings by a lot, e.g. Mark Philippoussis from Top 10 to outside the Top 100.

Falling from, e.g. No. 5 to No. 8, is not "geronimoooo" at all...

jazz_girl
10-29-2004, 11:41 AM
Australian Open champion: Marat.Safin

Roland Garros champion: Guillermo Coria

Wimbledon champion: Roger Federer

US Open champion: David Nalbandian

Davis Cup champion: Argentina (wishful thinking :) )

Year-end number one: Safin

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order):
Ok, I'll make some drastic changes:
1. Marat Safin (if he keeps his mind together, he can do it)
2. Roger Federer
3. David Nalbandian
4. Andy Roddick
5. Lleyton Hewitt
6. Guillermo Coria
7. Joachim Johansson
8. Tommy Robredo
9. Andre Agassi
10. Guillermo Cañas

Newcomer: I don't know

Most improved player: Rafael Nadal

Disappointments of the year: Henman

Players who will retire: Agassi

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): Grosjean/Hrbaty

Horatio Caine
10-29-2004, 11:49 AM
What have you guys got against Henman?!!! I agree his year is likely to be less good than this year but when he is fit, he is easily top 20 even when he is inconsistent! Top 10 when he maintains consistency! I think a Brit might come under newcomer. Bogdanovic should crack the top 100 next year. Otherwise, Monfils is looking like a huge talent.

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-29-2004, 11:51 AM
There is plenty of time in the off-season to do this, and I will wait until then.

*Ljubica*
10-29-2004, 12:48 PM
OK here's mine:-

Australian Open - Marat Safin
French Open - Juan-Carlos Ferrero
Wimbledon - David Nalbandian (wishful thinking)
US Open - Roger Federer
Year End Number 1 - Roger Federer
Top 10 - not sure about the order: -
Roger Federer
David Nalbandian
Marat Safin
Lleyton Hewitt
Juan-Carlos Ferrero
Andy Roddick
Guillermo Canas
Nicolas Massu
Carlos Moya
Tim Henman

Davis Cup - Argentina (more wishful thinking!)

Newcomer - Igor Andreev

Most Improved Player -

Retirements - Andre Agassi, Greg Rusedski

Disappointments - Fernando Gonzalez

Geronimooooo Awards .- Guillermo Coria

Fedex
10-30-2004, 01:34 AM
There is plenty of time in the off-season to do this, and I will wait until then.
Amen to that. These threads are for the long, boring off season, so I will also wait.

LiZpHaIr
10-30-2004, 04:36 AM
What is with the Henman Doubting??????

Australian Open champion: Guga

Roland Garros champion: Guga

Wimbledon champion: Henman

US Open champion: Henman

Davis Cup champion: Morroco

Year-end number one: Henman

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order):Henman, Guga,El Aynauoi, Hewitt, Federer( I don't care about the rest.)

Newcomer: Baghadatis

Most improved player: Ivo Karlovic

Disappointments of the year: Andy Roddick

Players who will retire: Andy Roddick, Andre Agassi, Rainer Schuettler

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): Andy Roddick, Rainer Schuettler, Sebastian Grosjean

crimson
12-31-2004, 03:42 PM
I'm bringing this thread back up, because it's not long now until 2005 begins, so if anyone else wants to add their predictions, here it is. :)

BAMJ6
12-31-2004, 03:51 PM
Australian Open champion: Agassi

French Open champion: Federer

Wimbledon champion: Henman (Federer will be upset due to fatigue)

US Open champion: Roddick will in a USA pass the torch final against Agassi, though i will root for Agassi

Davis Cup champion: Spain

Year-end number one: Henman

Year-end top ten players (not in order):
Federer
Roddick
Hewitt
Agassi
Safin
Coria



Newcomer: Baghadatis

Disappointments of the year: Philippousis

Players who will retire: Andre Agassi, Tim Henman

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings):Moya, Gaudio

Guille_ElMago
12-31-2004, 04:09 PM
Australian Open champion:Marat Safin

Roland Garros champion:Guillermo Coria

Wimbledon champion: Roger Federer

US Open champion: David Nalbandian

Davis Cup champion:USA

Year-end number one: Marat Safin

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order):

In Order:
Marat Safin
Roger Federer
Guillermo Coria
David Nalbandian
Lleyton Hewitt
Andy Roddick
Carlos Moya
Guillermo Canas
Andre Agassi
Mikhail Youzhny

Newcomer: Gael Monfils

Most improved player: Tomas Berdych

Disappointments of the year: Henman, Agassi, Hewitt

Players who will retire: Agassi,Gaudio

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings):Gaudio, Henman,

Drimal
01-01-2005, 07:35 PM
Australian Open champion: Marat Safin (I hope ;) )

Roland Garros champion: David Nalbandian

Wimbledon champion: Roger Federer

US Open champion: Roger Federer

Davis Cup champion: France

Year-end number one: Roger Federer

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order):
1) Roger Federer
2) Marat Safin :worship:
3) Lleyton Hewitt
4) Andy Roddick
5) David Nalbandian
6) Tim Henman
7) Tommy Robredo
8) Carlos Moya
9) Joachim Johansson
10) Guillermo Coria


Newcomer: Gilles Muller :worship:

Most improved player:
Tommy Robredo
Florian Mayer
Gilles Muller
Juan Carlos Ferrero


Disappointments of the year:
Nicolas Kiefer
Andre Agassi
Nicolas Massu

Players who will retire: Andre Agassi

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings):
Andre Agassi
Gaston Gaudio
Nicolas Kiefer
Nicolas Massu

Gaston
01-01-2005, 09:19 PM
Australian Open champion: Federer

Roland Garros champion: Coria

Wimbledon champion: Federer

US Open champion: Safin

Davis Cup champion: Spanien

Year-end number one: Federer

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order):
Federer
Safin
Ferrero
Nalbandian
Roddick
Moya
Canas
Hewitt
Coria
Henman

Newcomer:
Berdych

Most improved player:
Monaco

Disappointments of the year:
Massu

Players who will retire:
Enquist,Rosset

Geronimoooo awards
Massu

-ernie-
01-01-2005, 10:14 PM
Australian Open champion: Roger Federer :)

Roland Garros champion: Juan Carlos Ferrero :D

Wimbledon champion: Tim Henman :angel:

US Open champion: David Nalbandian :bounce:

Davis Cup champion: Argentina :cool:

Year-end number one:Federer :rolleyes:

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order):Federer, Ferrero, Roddick, Nalbandian, Nadal, Henman, Hewitt, Fish ;), Safin, Moya (no particular order)

Newcomer: Berdych or however u spell it

Most improved player: Nadal :yeah:

Disappointments of the year: Massu and Coria

Players who will retire: Agassi

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings):Gaudio

england_rules
01-01-2005, 10:14 PM
Australian Open Champion: Marat Safin/Roger Federer

Roland Garros Champion: Roger Federer/Juan Carlos Ferrero

Wimbledon Champion: Roger Federer

US Open Chamion: Roger Federer/Lleyton Hewitt

Davis Cup Champion: Spain

Year-end top 10:
1. Roger Federer
2. Marat Safin
3. Lleyton Hewitt
4. Tim Henman
5. Andy Roddick
6. Juan Carlos Ferrero
7. Joachim Johansson
8. Carlos Moya
9. Rafael Nadal
10. Tommy Robredo

Newcomer: Andrew Murray
Most Improved: Tommy Robredo
Dissapointment: Guillermo Coria
Retirements: Andre Agassi
Geronimooo Award: Guillermo Coria, Gaston Gaudio
8.

Fergie
01-01-2005, 10:44 PM
Australian Open champion: Roger Federer

Roland Garros champion: Guga

Wimbledon champion: Roger Federer

US Open champion: Marat Safin

Davis Cup champion: Australia

Year-end number one: Roger Federer

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order): Roger Federer, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Carlos Moya, Andre Agassi, Joachim Johansson, David Nalbandian, Fernando Gonzalez, Tommy Robredo

Newcomer: I don't know

Most improved player: Mario Ancic

Disappointments of the year: Guillermo Coria

Players who will retire: Andre Agassi

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): Guillermo Coria and Mardy Fish

Xavidbz
01-01-2005, 10:45 PM
Australian Open champion: Roger Federer

Roland Garros champion: Fernando Verdasco

Wimbledon champion: Roger Federer

US Open champion: Andre Agassi

Davis Cup champion: Spain

Year-end number one: Roger Federer

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order): ?

Newcomer: Pere Riba

Most improved player: Fernando Verdasco

Disappointments of the year: Marat Safin

Players who will retire: Gustavo Kuerten

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): Marat Safin

bad gambler
01-01-2005, 10:52 PM
Australian Open champion: Hewitt
Roland Garros champion: Hewitt
Wimbledon champion: Hewitt
US Open champion: Hewitt
Davis Cup champion: Australia
Year-end number one: Hewitt
Year-end top ten players: 1 Hewitt, 2 Flip, 3 Todd Reid, 4 Wayne Arthurs, 5 Rafa Dudek, 6 -10 pick the rest
Newcomer: rafa dudek
Most improved player: Todd Reid
Disappointments of the year: no australians
Players who will retire: Wayne arthurs
Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): No australians

Xav
01-01-2005, 11:51 PM
Australian Open champion: Federer

Roland Garros champion: Juan Carlos Ferrero :worship:

Wimbledon champion: Xavier Malisse (he can do it!!lol):hearts:

US Open champion:David Nalbandian :dance:

Davis Cup champion: Spain !!!!!!!

Year-end number one: Heu.......Federer!

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order):
Federer, Malisse, Ferrero, Gaudio, Hewitt, Roddick, Nalbandian, Moya, Safin, Haas

Newcomer:Don't know

Most improved player: Juan Monaco

Disappointments of the year: Coria:lol:

Players who will retire:Agassi, Costa, Sargsian

Andrew.
01-02-2005, 01:53 AM
Australian Open champion: Federer or Hewitt

Roland Garros champion: Suprise.

Wimbledon champion: Federer or Roddick

US Open champion: Roddick or Safin

Davis Cup champion: Australia

Year-end number one: Close race between Federer, Hewitt and Safin

Leena
01-02-2005, 02:09 AM
Australian Open champion: Agassi or Federer.

Roland Garros champion: Some random clay player.

Wimbledon champion: Roddick.

US Open champion: Roddick.

Davis Cup champion: USA, since all important matches will be at home.

Year-end number one: Roddick.

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order): Roddick, Federer, Safin, Hewitt, whatever.

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): Gaudio.

Fedex
01-02-2005, 02:20 AM
Excellent joke, Leena. :)

Ferrero Forever
01-02-2005, 09:31 AM
Australian Open champion: Hewitt
Roland Garros champion: Hewitt
Wimbledon champion: Hewitt
US Open champion: Hewitt
Davis Cup champion: Australia
Year-end number one: Hewitt
Year-end top ten players: 1 Hewitt, 2 Flip, 3 Todd Reid, 4 Wayne Arthurs, 5 Rafa Dudek, 6 -10 pick the rest
Newcomer: rafa dudek
Most improved player: Todd Reid
Disappointments of the year: no australians
Players who will retire: Wayne arthurs
Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): No australians
:eek: that would be my worst nightmare :eek:

bad gambler
01-02-2005, 09:44 AM
but i thought u were a closet hewitt fan

Ferrero Forever
01-02-2005, 09:46 AM
lol, i'm the biggest hewitt fan ever

Fedex
01-02-2005, 10:20 AM
:eek: that would be my worst nightmare :eek:
:lol: :rolls: That would be one of my biggest nightmares too, as far as tennis is concerned.

Ferrero Forever
01-02-2005, 10:27 AM
but it won't happen because of the hewitt-eliminator known as Roger Federer, but I really hope that Ferrero gets to beat hewitt at the AO, because australia will be devastated that hewitt lost and i will be sitting there laughing and smiling:):):) Just like that

bad gambler
01-02-2005, 10:29 AM
i don't think ferrero will get far enough into the tournament to have that opportunity....

he'll get the chance on clay later in the year :)

Fedex
01-02-2005, 10:30 AM
but it won't happen because of the hewitt-eliminator known as Roger Federer, but I really hope that Ferrero gets to beat hewitt at the AO, because australia will be devastated that hewitt lost and i will be sitting there laughing and smiling:):):) Just like that
Let Federer get Hewitt at Oz, Ferrero can wait his turn. :devil: His turn will come at RG.
But, alas, I will be :) when and whoever beats Hewitt. :)

bad gambler
01-02-2005, 10:31 AM
Australian Open champion: Federer

Roland Garros champion: Coria

Wimbledon champion: Federer

US Open champion: I'm tipping a suprise - nalbandian

Davis Cup champion: Argentina

Year-end number one: Federer

Ferrero Forever
01-02-2005, 10:32 AM
that will be good, but not fantastic, because we don't get shown any more clay court tennis than an half an hour a day at the french open. I want to see hewitts face when he loses to someone who will 'never be a problem to him because his name isn't roger federer'

bad gambler
01-02-2005, 10:33 AM
get foxtel then

calimero
01-02-2005, 10:33 AM
Australian Open Champion: Federer
Roland Garros Champion : Federer
Wimbledon Champion : Federer
Us Open Champion : Federer

Year-end Number one : Federer
Davis Cup Champion : Switzerland! LOL!

Ferrero Forever
01-02-2005, 10:33 AM
Let Federer get Hewitt at Oz, Ferrero can wait his turn. :devil: His turn will come at RG.
But, alas, I will be :) when and whoever beats Hewitt. :)
No, Let ferrero get hewitt at oz, and federer can get him at RG

Ferrero Forever
01-02-2005, 10:34 AM
get foxtel then
Yeah I wish, i've been bugging my family for ages to get it, but it's a 'waste of money'

Fedex
01-02-2005, 10:34 AM
Australian Open champion: Federer

Roland Garros champion: Coria

Wimbledon champion: Federer

US Open champion: I'm tipping a suprise - nalbandian

Davis Cup champion: Argentina

Year-end number one: Federer
Yep, those predictions are alittle better and accurate than your other ones. ;) Just a little bit. I woulden't predict Coria to win RG, though.

bad gambler
01-02-2005, 10:35 AM
Australian Open Champion: Federer
Roland Garros Champion : Federer
Wimbledon Champion : Federer
Us Open Champion : Federer

Year-end Number one : Federer
Davis Cup Champion : Switzerland! LOL!

i got a small wager on federer to win the grand slam...don;t think it's completely beyond him

Fedex
01-02-2005, 10:35 AM
No, Let ferrero get hewitt at oz, and federer can get him at RG
Either way, its a total blowout anyway, if either one plays Hewitt at RG. :devil: ;) If

Ferrero Forever
01-02-2005, 10:36 AM
After what i saw today of coria, he has the ability to win it, but Ferrero is better and will not let coria win

bad gambler
01-02-2005, 10:36 AM
Yep, those predictions are alittle better and accurate than your other ones. ;) Just a little bit. I woulden't predict Coria to win RG, though.


i have a feeling roddick or hewitt may snag the US open though.....would be good to see nalby win it though

bad gambler
01-02-2005, 10:38 AM
After what i saw today of coria, he has the ability to win it, but Ferrero is better and will not let coria win


maybe couple of years ago...but as it stands now coria would have his measure...but with a bit more match practice who knows, maybe all your dreams re: ferrero may come true this year

Fedex
01-02-2005, 10:38 AM
But Ferrero meeting Hewitt at Oz is not impossible. Hewitt will likely be seeded 3rd, and I'm not even sure if Ferrero will get a seed, so its very possible the two could meet early on in the tournement. (And that would be better for Ferrero, as Hewitt always tends to lose in the early rounds in Oz.

Ferrero Forever
01-02-2005, 10:39 AM
ahh, how does this sound, ferrero can claim the US open title, prove to the non-tennis world that he can play on all surfaces and beat hewitt in the final

Fedex
01-02-2005, 10:39 AM
i have a feeling roddick or hewitt may snag the US open though.....would be good to see nalby win it though
I would much rather have Nalbandian win it for sure, especially over the former that you mentioned.

Fedex
01-02-2005, 10:40 AM
ahh, how does this sound, ferrero can claim the US open title, prove to the non-tennis world that he can play on all surfaces and beat hewitt in the final
And shooting down the Duck on the way. :devil:

Ferrero Forever
01-02-2005, 10:41 AM
Ferrero will improve and beat coria, he's a strong willed person and will come out of this slump, and if ferrero does meet hewitt, i won't be disappointed either way, because at least if he loses the match will still be televised, and if he wins, then i will not be able to control my excitement

Ferrero Forever
01-02-2005, 10:42 AM
i don't mind letting federer beat the duck, i just want ferrero to destroy hewitt

Ferrero Forever
01-02-2005, 10:43 AM
AND HENMAN

bad gambler
01-02-2005, 10:45 AM
But Ferrero meeting Hewitt at Oz is not impossible. Hewitt will likely be seeded 3rd, and I'm not even sure if Ferrero will get a seed, so its very possible the two could meet early on in the tournement. (And that would be better for Ferrero, as Hewitt always tends to lose in the early rounds in Oz.

if hewitt wins adelaide i believe he will be ranked 2 in the world - coupled with the fact that rodduck is playing a tournament where no ranking pts are earned

but yes there is a chance the 2 could meet however i wouldn;t have thought it could be earlier than the 4th round....will ferrero make it that far? not sure

RogiNie
01-02-2005, 03:00 PM
Australian Open champion: Federer

Roland Garros champion: Verkerk (you can do it!!) :bounce:

Wimbledon champion: Federer

US Open champion: Federer

Davis Cup champion: The Netherlands!!

Year-end number one: Federer

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order): Federer, roddick, hewitt, safin, verkerk, schalken, j johansson, ferrero, moya, nadal

Newcomer: ???

Most improved player: schalken and verkerk are coming back!!

Disappointments of the year: coria, massu, henman

Players who will retire: agassi, rusedski, spadea

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): massu

Black Adam
01-02-2005, 06:08 PM
Davis Cup Champions = USA
Disapointments of the year = Massu, Gaudio,Henman

Fedex
01-02-2005, 10:08 PM
Players who will retire: spadea


I would love to see that happen, but I dont think it will.

Leena
01-02-2005, 10:12 PM
But Ferrero meeting Hewitt at Oz is not impossible. Hewitt will likely be seeded 3rd, and I'm not even sure if Ferrero will get a seed, so its very possible the two could meet early on in the tournement. (And that would be better for Ferrero, as Hewitt always tends to lose in the early rounds in Oz.
It would actually be better if Ferrero wasn't seeded...

Ferrero is looking at around the 30th seed now... which means Top 8 seed in the 3rd round, for sure. And I don't see him having a shot of winning there.

LordRain
01-03-2005, 10:44 AM
I hope my predictions prove right!!!

Australian Open champion: Roger Federer beats Lleyton Hewitt (L.H. will finally prove himself to the fans)

Roland Garros champion: Roger Federer or Carlos Moya (I'm indifferent about these two)

Wimbledon champion:Roger Federer beats Mario Ancic

US Open champion: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal/Joachim Johansson/Marat Safin (sorry if there is no Andy Roddick there)

Davis Cup champion: Spain (again!) beats Australia

Year-end number one: Roger Federer (again!)

Year-end top ten players (not necessarily in order): Federer, Moya, SAfin, Hewitt, Roddick, Coria, Nadal, Ancic, Nalbandian, Robredo

Newcomer: Gael Monfils

Most improved player: Mario Ancic

Disappointments of the year: Andy Roddick

Players who will retire: Andre Agassi (still my favorite), tim Henman

Geronimoooo awards (players who will fall in the rankings): Gaston Gaudio
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