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Who wil make a big bang on the ATP tour next year?

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 01:41 PM
Who do you reckon will make a huge impact on the tour next year? The player(s) can be coming back from injury, poor form or juniors making a huge impact at the senior level.

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 01:42 PM
Corretja :haha: I would like to see him come back and if he puts his mind to it, maybe he can.

Domino
11-06-2004, 01:44 PM
Gasquet, Baghdatis, and Monfils

Fedex
11-06-2004, 01:46 PM
Federer

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 01:46 PM
Gasquet, Baghdatis, and Monfils

Doesn't Gasquet have some sort of problem keeping it together mentally though? He has been portrayed by some to be a bit of a brat.

Aleksa's Laydee
11-06-2004, 05:11 PM
Joachim and Robin

*Ljubica*
11-06-2004, 05:18 PM
I expect big things from Monfils next year - and I also think Canas will do much better than expected and could well end up Top 5.

Goenitz_196
11-06-2004, 05:33 PM
Mario Ancic...

Black Adam
11-06-2004, 06:21 PM
ancic, monfils, J.johansson

rue
11-06-2004, 07:16 PM
Monfils, Joachim, Nadal

CooCooCachoo
11-06-2004, 07:33 PM
Gael Monfils
Sergiy Stakhovsky
Michal Tabara

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 07:34 PM
Sergiy Stakhovsky

Who's he?? CooCoo - you know too many players that i haven't heard of!

CooCooCachoo
11-06-2004, 07:39 PM
Who's he?? CooCoo - you know too many players that i haven't heard of!

:lol:

An Ukrainian Junior. Runner up at the Boys US Open.

http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_stakhovsky_d14.jpg'

I'll admit he hasn't had any big results, but I think he can grow rapidly. I don't mean that he will be able to reach the top 50 or win a tournament, but he can rise to the Top 150 ;)

The same goes for Andrew Murray, but I don't think he will go THAT far.

Alvarillo
11-06-2004, 07:56 PM
Andrew Murray
Nicolás Almagro
Daniel Gimeno-Traver
Gael Monfils

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 07:58 PM
:lol:

An Ukrainian Junior. Runner up at the Boys US Open.

http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_stakhovsky_d14.jpg'

I'll admit he hasn't had any big results, but I think he can grow rapidly. I don't mean that he will be able to reach the top 50 or win a tournament, but he can rise to the Top 150 ;)

The same goes for Andrew Murray, but I don't think he will go THAT far.

Oh him yeah. Cheers for that CooCoo! Andy Murray - he has some good weapons and i think is top 100 material. He took a set off Moya in practice on clay the other day!

LiZpHaIr
11-06-2004, 08:53 PM
Miroslav Mecir :p

BaselineSmash
11-06-2004, 08:56 PM
Gael Monfils
Sergiy Stakhovsky
Michal Tabara

Tabara is definitely top 50 material. It would be good if his mind and body could get it together for a consistent 2005.

I've got no idea who will definitely make a big impact next year, but here are some candidates:-

Florian Mayer
Nicolas Almagro
J Tsonga
Gael Monfils
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Jose Acasuso
Agustin Callleri
Alberto Martin (Who knows? He's pretty good on clay, just hopeless psychologically)
Mardy Fish
Tomas Berdych
Potito Starace

CooCooCachoo
11-06-2004, 09:35 PM
I completely forgot :smash:

Guillermo Garcia Lopez :worship:

Habsudovafan
11-06-2004, 09:46 PM
I hope Florin Mergea and Horia Tecau. Also Janko Tipsarevic.

alex.2812
11-06-2004, 09:49 PM
Monfils

knight_ley
11-06-2004, 10:05 PM
Nicolas Kiefer........ and Tommy Haas.

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 10:28 PM
Yeah forgot Ferrero! He will be back to top 10 soon but maybe no longer top 5 material.

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 10:29 PM
Greg Rusedski - if he stays fit. Probably his last year on the tour and if his form over the last 3 weeks is anything to go by, i would predict a return to the top 30 at least, maybe even into the top 20 if he keeps it all together. Wins at the higher level (Grand Slam and Masters) are essential though.

Sommarsverige
11-06-2004, 10:55 PM
Pim Pim and Thomas Berdych!

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 10:57 PM
Arvind Parmar! :haha: I hope he does - he hasn't been tooooooo far away from the top 100 - granted 139 highest ranking! :)

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 11:05 PM
Of the established players...federer, federer and federer

Up and comers
Monfils
Berdych
Rafa Dudek

darnyelb
11-06-2004, 11:19 PM
Tomas Berdych, Robin Soderling, and hopefully Roger Federer.

I saw the Stakhovsky-Murray match on TV and was impressed by both. Thought Stakhovsky had tons of potential.

Space Cowgirl
11-06-2004, 11:26 PM
Hopefully Kiefer, and Rainer making up for this year

Horatio Caine
11-07-2004, 12:18 PM
Hopefully Kiefer, and Rainer making up for this year

As much as i would like resurgence.....Rainer isn't coming back unless he does something similar to his Aussie Open run 2003. That set him up for the rest of that year. He is less confident now and will run into the big names in the opening 2 rounds. Granted he'll pull off upsets but I doubt he'll have any spectacular runs and his real ranking was always between 30 and 40, top 30 at his best.

poundcatt
11-07-2004, 12:23 PM
Safin....look out Roger, forget it Andy, Lleyton, Carlos, etc etc . He'll be back to the big times now that he's finally found a coach..peter Lundgren.

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-07-2004, 12:26 PM
Marc Rosset

WyveN
11-07-2004, 12:32 PM
Mecir, looks like his planning a comeback.

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-07-2004, 12:35 PM
Mecir, looks like his planning a comeback.

Is it 2005 or 1985?

WyveN
11-07-2004, 12:40 PM
Is it 2005 or 1985?

The cat has 9 tennis lives.

Zetlandsk
11-07-2004, 12:57 PM
The cat has 9 tennis lives.

I just hope the Cat can find a serve within those 9 lives, as is first life a good serve and nerves of steel were missing.

FryslanBoppe
11-08-2004, 08:10 AM
The cat has 9 tennis lives.

:haha:

MissKoubek1981
11-08-2004, 08:22 PM
Hope for Monfils, he's made a big impression on me in Paris! Also hope for Berdych. :bigclap:

And for Stefan Koubek to come back to be Austria's Number One again! :D

Angel21
11-08-2004, 09:33 PM
IGOR ANDREEV!!!
Berdych
Youzhny

El Legenda
11-08-2004, 09:45 PM
Ivan Ljubicic this is not a bias pick but i think he will be top 15 next year

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 09:53 PM
Ivan Ljubicic this is not a bias pick but i think he will be top 15 next year

If he performs well in the Grand Slams (where he is lacking) and certain Masters Tournaments then yes. :)

liptea
11-08-2004, 11:54 PM
Pim Pim and Thomas Berdych!

Berdych! :worship:

We share a birthday. :aparty:

MissPovaFan
11-09-2004, 12:00 AM
If I had to pick 5 players outside the top 20 that I feel will break in Id go for...

Nicolas Kiefer
Andrei Pavel
Robin Soderling
Tomas Berdych
Igor Andreev

Horatio Caine
11-09-2004, 12:11 AM
I'm seriously hoping that Aleksa Bogdanovic (he is British right?!!! haha) breaks the top 100 (not too far off at 190 currently with no points to defend until mid-March) and Andy Murray makes the top 200 next year.

I think, iin my unbiased opinion that Greg could make a huge move - he is always dangerous when fit and the conditions in Australia and America at the start of the year will suit him. He needs to make the top 20 by the clay season but by beating Melzer in the Davis cup he has proven that he can win some good matches on clay so i hope he will do better in Europe up to Wimbledon. We can but hope! :)

MissPovaFan
11-09-2004, 12:21 AM
I think this coming year will be very important for both Arvind Parmar and Alex Bogdanovic - they *must* be looking to break into the top 100 in 2005.

Horatio Caine
11-09-2004, 12:27 AM
I think this coming year will be very important for both Arvind Parmar and Alex Bogdanovic - they *must* be looking to break into the top 100 in 2005.

Arvind definitely won't make it - he is barely top 200 material really. I congratulate him on remaining so long in the top 200 but given the fact that his highest ranking is 139 way back in 2002 (?) and that he was some way off it in his best part of this year - nah! Besides, he has a lot of points falling off before March next year that could put him down to 300ish.

Alex HAS to make a good move my March - a great opportunity there.

Hilton, Jamie Baker (18) and Sherwood are both looking good right now, as is Auckland. Unfortunately, Marray has lost the pace right now, when, after his heroic display against Hewitt at Queen's and Beck at Wimby, I thought he'd make top 150! :bigcry:

Paul - any hope for the British women? :lol:

Domino
11-09-2004, 12:42 AM
Dancevic. I really like his game-loads of talent there, but the guy doesn't seem to have much confidence or belief in his potential.

MissPovaFan
11-09-2004, 12:49 AM
Yep it is a big shame about Jonny Marray as he simply hasnt progressed at all since the grass court season this year. Andrew Murray is still young but does seem to be mixing with the big boys (practicing with Guillermo Coria before TMC).

No chance with the British women though :p Im Russian when it comes to the WTA anyway ;)

Fedex
11-09-2004, 02:09 AM
Federer
But on a more serious note, I'd expect big things from Nadaland Johansson next year, and maybe some things from Berdych as well.

Ferrero Forever
11-09-2004, 09:57 AM
Yeah forgot Ferrero! He will be back to top 10 soon but maybe no longer top 5 material.
Give me a break, he'll be number 1 again, you wait and see. And he will hold the number 1 spot for ages

Horatio Caine
11-09-2004, 10:05 AM
Give me a break, he'll be number 1 again, you wait and see. And he will hold the number 1 spot for ages

Idiota! :)

FryslanBoppe
11-09-2004, 10:19 AM
Almagro

jez, don't worry there is only player that exists in JL's eyes and one player only.