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Anyone can win the Masters Cup!

Horatio Caine
10-28-2004, 10:08 PM
I think that this year's Masters Cup is wide - open. Literally all of the field has something wrong with them!

1. Roger Federer - ruptured thigh muscle
2. Andy Roddick - knee and elbow
3. Lleyton Hewitt - broken heart
4. Carlos Moya - sore shoulder and ineptitude in matches recently!
5. Guillermo Coria - surgery on shoulder
6. Marat Safin - mentally ill (not meant in insensitive way) - face it, the man has a strange brain!
7. Tim Henman - low magnesium levels (probably the onset of old age!)
8. Andre Agassi - will have something wrong with him if he qualifies - he'll be sooooo tired he'll need his zimoframe!
9. Gaston Gaudio - recovered from injury but a little lacking in match fitness
10. David Nalbandian - Fat David - says it all!! No but doesn't he have a problem with his toe or something?

Anyway, are half this field likely to turn up? Seriously, the winner is likely to be Safin i think if he doesn't burn himself out in St. Pete and Paris. Henman and Agassi, should they qualify, i think are dark horses for the title, but seriously, you can't discount the top 3.

What are your views?

roisin
10-28-2004, 10:14 PM
:lol:

i agree with u, it is wide open. well it all depends on who turns up at this stage. lleyton might just be so mad that he'll whip everyone...i dunno. as u say, its there for anyone for the taking!

Deboogle!.
10-28-2004, 10:31 PM
According to Andy's site, he is ok and is playing Paris and has rested. so, he should be ok ;)

But I agree with your point - anyone can win! yay! Maybe it'll be more interesting than last year. Well not more interesting but I hope the quality of tennis in general is better than last year :(

Horatio Caine
10-28-2004, 10:35 PM
According to Andy's site, he is ok and is playing Paris and has rested. so, he should be ok ;)

But I agree with your point - anyone can win! yay! Maybe it'll be more interesting than last year. Well not more interesting but I hope the quality of tennis in general is better than last year :(

I hope he's ok - (if he qualifies) Tim needs someone he can beat in Houston!! :tape:

Fee
10-28-2004, 10:42 PM
Check Andy's mouth for cold sores when he gets off the plane (not that I believe there's one shred of truth to that Paris crap).

At this point, I would put money on Lleyton Hewitt. He's the only player that is probably healthy and doesn't have any other goal for this year. Roger is already #1, Andy wants Davis Cup, and Marat is unpredictable (which is fun sometimes). Hewitt is angry and wants something to show for all of the hard work he has done this year (and possibly some revenge against just about everybody who will be in the draw).

Horatio Caine
10-28-2004, 10:44 PM
Hewitt is angry and wants something to show for all of the hard work he has done this year (and possibly some revenge against just about everybody who will be in the draw).

(If he qualifies) I sure as hell don't want Henman to draw Hewitt in Houston!!! He can't beat Hewitt on any day, surface etc but against a hellish Hewitt - every Henman fan is outta there!!!! Bye! :haha:

roisin
10-28-2004, 10:47 PM
According to Andy's site, he is ok and is playing Paris and has rested. so, he should be ok ;)

ah good! glad to hear the rodster shall be ok! :)

Deboogle!.
10-28-2004, 10:56 PM
Check Andy's mouth for cold sores when he gets off the plane (not that I believe there's one shred of truth to that Paris crap).

LMFAO OMFG!!!! :haha: good thing the rumors have been pretty much declared not true by some more reputable places;:)


At this point, I would put money on Lleyton Hewitt. He's the only player that is probably healthy and doesn't have any other goal for this year. Roger is already #1, Andy wants Davis Cup, and Marat is unpredictable (which is fun sometimes). Hewitt is angry and wants something to show for all of the hard work he has done this year (and possibly some revenge against just about everybody who will be in the draw).

Yes... maybe so... but he's shown he can't beat some of these players the way he used to - they have caught up to him. It's the YEC, I think all the players want to win. Sure, Roger is #1 but he badly wants to defend his title. Sure, Andy wants DC, but he also wants to win the YEC and he is especially happy in Houston and always wants to play well there because of the support he gets and because his family is usually with him. and I can't imagine all the other qualifiers not wanting to win it for various reasons, especially considering the prestige of the tourney and the number of points it's worth, not to mention the prize money!

BaselineSmash
10-28-2004, 11:11 PM
According to Andy's site, he is ok and is playing Paris and has rested. so, he should be ok ;)

But I agree with your point - anyone can win! yay! Maybe it'll be more interesting than last year. Well not more interesting but I hope the quality of tennis in general is better than last year :(

There were a couple of burnt-out guys last year (hello Moya and Ferrero, especially), but all of Agassi and Roddick's RR matches went to three sets and were exciting, the overall supremacy of Federer was fun for some (even although it has become somewhat passe to throw acclaim his way these days ;) ) and the off-court controversy kept things interesting throughout. I'll be relieved if this year is more of the same, though a more competetive final would be nice.

Deboogle!.
10-28-2004, 11:32 PM
some individual matches were exciting in and of themselves, but I thought the overall quality of play was pretty low. Just b/c a match went three sets or whatever doesn't mean it was a good quality match. Obviously due to exhaustion and burnout by many of the players, but I just thought it was too bad. I didn't enjoy the tournament much at all last year. just my opinion:)

BaselineSmash
10-28-2004, 11:49 PM
some individual matches were exciting in and of themselves, but I thought the overall quality of play was pretty low. Just b/c a match went three sets or whatever doesn't mean it was a good quality match. Obviously due to exhaustion and burnout by many of the players, but I just thought it was too bad. I didn't enjoy the tournament much at all last year. just my opinion:)

Opinions are what makes this forum go round. I did say that I found the three setters exciting, personally. I thought it would be generally accepted that Agassi/Federer, Roddick/Coria and Agassi/Nalbandian were dramatic contests.

jazz_girl
10-28-2004, 11:50 PM
I know!!! The Agassi/Nalbandian is one of my favourites!!! Even though David lost...

alfonsojose
10-28-2004, 11:59 PM
With all those guys burnout or injured, Lleyton has a good chance of beat a top ten player. He hasn't do that in a while. Safin and Henman at Cincy an Moya at Wimby were the last ones. Safin head wasn't there, Henman facing Hewitt :lol: and Moya on grass, good fight but he had to lose. I think his Rotterdam win against Ferrero was the best of him this year.

I think he has been lucky this year. Solid performances (good clay season) but not sure if 2001-2002 Hewitt is back. His draws at U.S. summer swing were a joke and Agassi and Federer stopped him

WyveN
10-29-2004, 02:39 AM
This is well on its way to being the lowest quality masters of all time

Everyone either injured, out of form or unfocused. oh joy.

WyveN
10-29-2004, 02:41 AM
According to Andy's site, he is ok and is playing Paris and has rested. so, he should be ok ;)


The good news is that he has rested after playing with Paris.

Domino
10-29-2004, 03:00 AM
I think, based on current form and ability, Safin should take this. He is the only one playing at the level they should be, albeit not yet against any other potential MC participators other than Agassi and Nalbandian, and I would always pick Safin to beat them on any day, even if he OAFs.

Bebka
10-29-2004, 03:42 AM
I think Lleyton is the kind of person that would be fired up by emotional distress and could push himself to the ultimate level, so ruling him out could be unwise.

jeanie_sin
10-29-2004, 03:45 AM
no, rather i'm thinking the opposite. i'm not expecting anything from him in paris and houston... :sad:

Horatio Caine
10-29-2004, 10:24 AM
The good news is that he has rested after playing with Paris.

:haha: :haha:

Space Cowgirl
10-29-2004, 10:55 AM
I think a Safin-Hewitt final matchup would be really good

Daniel
10-29-2004, 11:24 AM
Roger will win the Masters Cup :)

junekidd
10-29-2004, 11:38 AM
I do not care who can win it... I just want to see a Marat-Roger match. it seems Marat is in his good form, but who knows that guy! :rolleyes: