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Will the top 3 win all 15 "big tournaments" this year?

sexybeast
05-17-2012, 11:24 PM
Last year the top 4 won every slam and master series, is the number of contenders this year down to 3?

Already we have:

Federer with Indian Wells, Madrid
Djokovic with Australia, Miami
Nadal with Monte Carlo

All 3 seems to now be fighting for Rome.

I think the favorites to win the remaining tournaments are:

Rome (Nadal, Djokovic)
Roland Garros (Nadal, Djokovic)
Wimbledon (Federer, Nadal)
Olympics (Federer, Nadal)
Montreal (Djokovic, Murray)
Cincinatti (Federer, Djokovic)
Usopen (Federer, Djokovic)
Shanghai (Murray, Federer)
Paris (Federer, ?)
WTF (Federer, Djokovic)

+Davis Cup (Serbia, Spain)

Will the top 3 sweep through and win every big title this season?

Ash86
05-17-2012, 11:27 PM
Serbia's already out of DC - could only be Spain and it's unlikely Nadal will play anyway...

Answer to your question - no. Murray, Del Potro and even Berdych can snatch later Masters - Rogers Cup is right after Olympics, Paris I think might be skipped by all 3 as it's a week before WTF and Shanghai can often be odd too... They're likely to take the slams yes, but Olympics and post-Wimbledon Masters I think there's more flexibility.

As Olympics is best of 3 till the final you could get upsets there e.g. Raonic serving 1 of the big 3 off the court or one player being really hot for two sets. Very little margin for error on grass and I'd be shocked if there wasn't at least one surprise medallist....

Certinfy
05-17-2012, 11:29 PM
Not with Ferrer around they won't.

I believe he'll peak around the summer time and potentially take the US Open if given a good draw.

sexybeast
05-17-2012, 11:45 PM
If Berdych's form doesnt disappear he will be dangerous during grass season aswell as indoor season and tournaments like Montreal. Del Potro could peak during the american hardcourt season aswell.

However the question is if they are able to beat 2-3 top 3s, Federer-Djokovic-Nadal back to back might at times be required to win a big tournament. Very few of the power players are good playing Djokovic (only Tsonga) who is the most consistent top 3. If Federer and Djokovic become nr1 and nr2 you would have to beat both of them to win most titles.

Mark Lenders
05-17-2012, 11:48 PM
Not with Ferrer around they won't.

I believe he'll peak around the summer time and potentially take the US Open if given a good draw.

This. If he can avoid Bellucci, Melzer and Monfils, there's no stopping him.

Moozza
05-17-2012, 11:50 PM
Murray will win a couple of masters and maybe a slam.

Berdych can also do damage if he can keep playing well.

Roamed
05-17-2012, 11:56 PM
Nah, there will be a spoiler somewhere, plus Murray will find his feet. I expect the Top 3 will take the rest up to and including the Olympics though, then things may change.

JoWillyTso
05-17-2012, 11:57 PM
Tsonga to win Wimbledon.

Mark Lenders
05-17-2012, 11:57 PM
Tsonga to win Wimbledon.

I like this prediction. Would be a glorious development for tennis if Jo could make it.

Allez Jo!

asmazif
05-17-2012, 11:59 PM
Pics for President.

BauerAlmeida
05-18-2012, 12:14 AM
Murray will win Shangai. Del Potro Cincinatti or Canada (or maybe the USO).

And also maybe Ferrer, Tsonga or Berdych can win a Masters 1000, but I don't think so.

PD: BIG mistake not mentioning Djokovic for the Olympics. He'll probably win them.

sexybeast
05-18-2012, 12:15 AM
Murray will win Shangai. Del Potro Cincinatti or Canada (or maybe the USO).

And also maybe Ferrer, Tsonga or Berdych can win a Masters 1000, but I don't think so.

PD: BIG mistake not mentioning Djokovic for the Olympics. He'll probably win them.

Cant see Djokovic 1.5 beating Federer on grass.

doublebackhand
05-18-2012, 12:17 AM
Shanghai belongs to Murray!:devil:

tealeaves
05-18-2012, 12:18 AM
Murray loves winning M1000 titles out of nowhere (like Cincy or Shanghai)

viruzzz
05-18-2012, 12:18 AM
Sorry, are you leaving Berlocq out of this discussion?

sexybeast
05-18-2012, 12:20 AM
Sorry, are you leaving Berlocq out of this discussion?

Berlocq will save himself for challengers where he is needed.

Mountaindewslave
05-18-2012, 12:24 AM
they might, I think it really depends on if Murray steps up or not which is a very mysterious situation....

sexybeast
05-18-2012, 12:26 AM
they might, I think it really depends on if Murray steps up or not which is a very mysterious situation....

I was thinking that the nr1 contest might not be over after Usopen so Federer and Djokovic might challenge Murray in Shanghai this year.

Fireballer
05-18-2012, 12:28 AM
I was thinking that the nr1 contest might not be over after Usopen so Federer and Djokovic might challenge Murray in Shanghai this year.

LOL

BauerAlmeida
05-18-2012, 12:29 AM
Cant see Djokovic 1.5 beating Federer on grass.


With Federer ranked N°2, he can avoid him and beat Nadal in the final if Nadal defeats Federer in SF.

sexybeast
05-18-2012, 12:29 AM
With Federer ranked N°2, he can avoid him and beat Nadal in the final if Nadal defeats Federer in SF.

True. I think Murray would beat Djokovic aswell on grass. There are some other dangerous floaters who will cause Djokovic alot of trouble.

Chase Visa
05-18-2012, 12:47 AM
With Federer ranked N°2, he can avoid him and beat Nadal in the final if Nadal defeats Federer in SF.

Also a massive if too - Nadal's Wimbledon record only looks good because 2nd week grass plays like clays

waits for Rafole tard abuse, etc.

Chase Visa
05-18-2012, 12:51 AM
Andy Murray will win at least one, and I can see Tsonga/Berdych/Pony potentially winning one too.

MIMIC
05-18-2012, 12:52 AM
No one gives a shit about Paris. Someone else will win it :cool:

Fireballer
05-18-2012, 01:01 AM
True. I think Murray would beat Djokovic aswell on grass. There are some other dangerous floaters who will cause Djokovic alot of trouble.

why would Murray beat Novak on grass??LOL

sexybeast
05-18-2012, 01:05 AM
why would Murray beat Novak on grass??LOL

He is a better grasscourter than Djokovic. Also, he challenges Djokovic on fast hardcourt and even slowhardcourt/clay, so I think Murray can do some real damage on Djokovic's worst surface.

misty1
05-18-2012, 01:09 AM
i think someone will grab one or maybe more of them

im thinking delpotro, berdych, tsonga and murray probably have the best chances

kei came really close to getting one last year, maybe something like that can happen again

Nole fan
05-18-2012, 01:16 AM
I think the only guys who can contend for titles outside the Top 3 are Berdych and Murray, maybe Delpo, but I don't see anyone else.

Pirata.
05-18-2012, 01:33 AM
I think the only guys who can contend for titles outside the Top 3 are Berdych and Murray, maybe Delpo, but I don't see anyone else.

Berdych :confused:

Nole fan
05-18-2012, 01:54 AM
Berdych :confused:

What? :confused:

Berdych is in my opinion the best player after the top 4. He's a choker but must overcome it one day for sure.

Fireballer
05-18-2012, 02:04 AM
He is a better grasscourter than Djokovic. Also, he challenges Djokovic on fast hardcourt and even slowhardcourt/clay, so I think Murray can do some real damage on Djokovic's worst surface.

I disagree with that.Djoker is better on grass.He won Wimbledon against the guy that owns Murray on grass.

Mark Lenders
05-18-2012, 02:05 AM
What? :confused:

Berdych is in my opinion the best player after the top 4. He's a choker but must overcome it one day for sure.

On current form he's the fourth best player in the world imo. Has been playing superb tennis as of late.

And he's not that much of a choker, the court conditions of this era just don't suit him - or players with his style. It takes a monumental effort to hit through Nadal/Djokovic and even Federer on slow courts over 3/5 sets.

abraxas21
05-18-2012, 04:05 AM
no.

Whiznot
05-18-2012, 05:50 AM
The warlock will win Wimbledon.

JoWillyTso
05-18-2012, 11:07 AM
I disagree with that.Djoker is better on grass.He won Wimbledon against the guy that owns Murray on grass.

To be fair Murray had the match firmly in his hands should have made that easy forehand to give him 2 break points in the 2nd set. But anyway... :(

henke007
05-18-2012, 12:39 PM
Murray will win a couple of masters and maybe a slam.

Berdych can also do damage if he can keep playing well.

:lol:

sexybeast
05-18-2012, 12:52 PM
I disagree with that.Djoker is better on grass.He won Wimbledon against the guy that owns Murray on grass.

Nadal is a good matchup for Djokovic, Murray is not.

Moozza
05-18-2012, 12:59 PM
:lol:

Something funny?