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But Seriously...How will Roddick do in 2005?

Tennis Fool
11-06-2004, 11:07 PM
Roddick was a No. 1 junior player and had up-and-down results until he connected with Brad in 2003. Then he ascended to the top of the US Open and year-end rankings.

His 2004 was complicated by a player called Federer, who seemed to step in the way of winning so many tournaments, including Wimbledon. Then Roddick lost to Pim Pim, unexpectly in the US Open. Although he will probably end the year #2, it has not been the year many had expected.

Now with Fed, a resurgent Safin and Hewitt, an always dangerous Agassi, and the new class making waves (Pim Pim, Nadal, Monfils, Tsongas, Baghdatis), how do you think Roddick will fare?

1. Will he win a Slam?
2. Will he finish in the top 5?
3. Will he beat Federer at any time?

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 11:09 PM
I think roddick will continue to lag behind federer though there's is no shame in that - federer is very very special, type of player that comes once in a generation

i really think it will be a hewitt/safin/roddick battle to fill the next 3 places in the world rankings in 2005!!

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 11:10 PM
and can't really see roddick winning a slam next year

k-rod83
11-06-2004, 11:13 PM
if andy decides to get his ass into gear then he can achive anything he wants to....but i dont see it happening...he has become to hollywood!

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 11:14 PM
is he still dating mandy moore?

RonE
11-06-2004, 11:17 PM
Tough to say- in a way, I think his game is a little one-dimensional, and many players are starting to figure it out. Unless he makes some drastic improvements and starts playing with more feel and cunning, I'm afraid he could very well become the Jim Courier of the 2000's- by that I mean a player with a mighty weapon who made it to the very top but after a while could not sustain his level and started to fall behind while the game progressed.

Having said that, I believe he will remain in the top 5, at least during 2005. He may beat Federer but only if Roger is not playing at 100%.

As to will he win a slam? Tough to say- he has susrprised fans and critics alike in the past, he may very well do so again!

Carito_90
11-06-2004, 11:19 PM
I think roddick will continue to lag behind federer though there's is no shame in that - federer is very very special, type of player that comes once in a generation

i really think it will be a hewitt/safin/roddick battle to fill the next 3 places in the world rankings in 2005!!

Agreed.

And no, he's not dating Mandy Moore anymore. They broke in March and he's dated been Lauren Bedford but right now he's single ( as far as everyone knows)

Tennis Fool
11-06-2004, 11:23 PM
Agreed.

And no, he's not dating Mandy Moore anymore. They broke in March and he's dated been Lauren Bedford but right now he's single ( as far as everyone knows)

Wasn't he in Paris :confused: ;)

Carito_90
11-06-2004, 11:27 PM
Wasn't he in Paris :confused: ;)

:lol: :lol:

No, he wasn't even in Vegas as people say :p

tennischick
11-07-2004, 12:17 AM
didn't i answer this question already :confused:

darnyelb
11-07-2004, 12:26 AM
If Safin can keep his head on straight, I think he can challenge Andy for #2. As much as Lleyton has surged in the rankings, Andy can still beat him in my opinion. I don't see Hewitt challenging Roddick should they ever meet.

Federer can win any Slam next year. I say he takes at least two.

Havok
11-07-2004, 02:20 AM
and the new class making waves (Pim Pim, Nadal, Monfils, Tsongas, Baghdatis)
Monfils, Tsonga and Baghdatis are part of a new class making waves? One good "run" doesn't do it, you need to keep that up. And we all saw what Andy did to Nadal as the USO this year.:o

Federer got in the way of EVERYONE this year so you can aply that factor to many people who were trying to win a slam this year. He's capable of beating a resurgent Safin and Hewitt as he already did so this year. I just hope that in 2005 we will have really good 4 way battles with Federer (stop winning k:p), Roddick, Hewitt and Safin and you also have other great players you can throw into the mix like Agassi, Moya (to an extent) and also PimPim as I think he'll come into his own next year. Do I expect him to win a slam next year? I have no idea but he's fully capable of doing so. He'll most definitely finish top 5, and if he doesn't there's something seriously wrong with him. I do believe he'll be able to chalk up another win over Federer as will I believe Safin and Hewitt and most probably Agassi though it'll become extremely difficult to do so because to beat Federer you either have to make the finals or pray (though I don't think you would really want to) that you're in his quarter to get a shot at beating him.

croat123
11-07-2004, 02:24 AM
If ancic can get his head straight (which will probably never happen because he is mentally weaker than my grandma) he could challenge the top players

Havok
11-07-2004, 02:27 AM
So in other words, he never will.:D

Deboogle!.
11-07-2004, 03:05 AM
TF, don't you think it's odd that you dislike Andy so much but start start more threads about him in GM than anyone else? Your guy is playing well and winning big tournaments, you'd think you could just ignore him and have something better to focus your energy on :o

Chloe le Bopper
11-07-2004, 03:31 AM
Monfils, Tsonga and Baghdatis are part of a new class making waves? One good "run" doesn't do it, you need to keep that up. And we all saw what Andy did to Nadal as the USO this year.:o


Let's see what he does in a couple years when he doesn't have an American crowd backing him ;)

(note: this comment has no relevance to 2005)

Chloe le Bopper
11-07-2004, 03:31 AM
TF, don't you think it's odd that you dislike Andy so much but start start more threads about him in GM than anyone else? Your guy is playing well and winning big tournaments, you'd think you could just ignore him and have something better to focus your energy on :o
Yeah, TF. What is with this, you wanting to discuss a top player? One would almost mistake you for a tennis fan, who has come to a messageboard to discuss tennis :eek:

( :retard: )

tennischick
11-07-2004, 03:39 AM
Debstah has a point. this has been discussed ad nauseam.

once again i predict a downward Duckslide in 2005. and i have said this before i know.

WyveN
11-07-2004, 03:45 AM
I think his USA results will still keep him up there, that surface suits his game really well and with the amount of tournaments on hardcourts in that region its hard to see him falling down the rankings without injury.

WyveN
11-07-2004, 03:47 AM
By the way 2005 may depend on Houston/DC........if he performs well in those 2 events then he will probably carry that confidence into 2005 but if he flops, that combined with bad USO + inability to beat Roger may bring him into a slump

Tennis Fool
11-07-2004, 03:55 AM
TF, don't you think it's odd that you dislike Andy so much but start start more threads about him in GM than anyone else? Your guy is playing well and winning big tournaments, you'd think you could just ignore him and have something better to focus your energy on :o

Becca's right. If you don't like the thread *stay away*

Same to you TC ;)

Tennis Fool
11-07-2004, 03:57 AM
By the way 2005 may depend on Houston/DC........if he performs well in those 2 events then he will probably carry that confidence into 2005 but if he flops, that combined with bad USO + inability to beat Roger may bring him into a slump
Yes, I wanted to start a thread on this, but I'll ask here. Do you see a correlation on how a player does at the MC and how they play the next year?
For instance did Ferrero and Schuettler have a bad tournament last year (I honestly can't remember).

tennischick
11-07-2004, 04:01 AM
OK Fool :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-07-2004, 04:02 AM
Debstah has a point. this has been discussed ad nauseam.

once again i predict a downward Duckslide in 2005. and i have said this before i know.
Maybe it has, but I haven't made a point of reading any of the other discussions so this is all news to me :p

Chloe le Bopper
11-07-2004, 04:02 AM
Yes, I wanted to start a thread on this, but I'll ask here. Do you see a correlation on how a player does at the MC and how they play the next year?
For instance did Ferrero and Schuettler have a bad tournament last year (I honestly can't remember).
Ferrero had a dreadful tournament. Schuettler had a very good tournament.

Deboogle!.
11-07-2004, 04:34 AM
Becca's right. If you don't like the thread *stay away*

Same to you TC ;)

I didn't say I didn't like the thread, no need to pur words my mouth :) I was just merely pointing out an observation. For someone you dislike so much, you spend an awful lot of time thinking about and discussing and I find that intriguing, that's all. :)

To answer your question, Ferrero went 0-3, but Schuettler won his group and made the SF last year.

Chloe le Bopper
11-07-2004, 04:58 AM
I find it "intriguing" that bunk spends half her time on this board wondering why people don't post just like she does :retard:

Fee
11-07-2004, 06:15 AM
meow...hiss...

Anyway, to answer the question, I think that Andy will finish in the Top 5 next year, and I think he just might have a better year than he did this year. He began 2004 with a big ole target on his back because he was number one, and then the rest of the year was, 'are you going to catch roger, can you catch roger, blah blah blah'. Now that everyone knows Federer is god, the question for the rest of the players is who can be the next best player in the world and who is going to be there when Fed cracks a teensy bit to take advantage of it. So imagine everyone is healthy (or relatively so) and we'll see what kind of tennis we get from Safin, Hewitt, Roddick, Moya, Agassi, Ferrero, Moya, Coria, Nalbandian, Robredo, Johansson, Kiefer, Grosjean, Canas, Haas, Fish(?), Flipper(?), Blake(?).

Holy moley, maybe I should plan to go to Indian Wells after all...

Chloe le Bopper
11-07-2004, 06:53 AM
Take me with you!

Fee
11-07-2004, 07:43 AM
You want to sleep in my car with me? :lol:

alex.2812
11-07-2004, 08:39 AM
i think he played well this year

BlackSilver
11-07-2004, 09:19 AM
Tough to say- in a way, I think his game is a little one-dimensional, and many players are starting to figure it out.

You can be sure that almost everyone started to figure this in the last year. This year, the other players improved their knowledges about Roddick's game a bit ( his weakness in the passing departament, especially in backhand, is a good example) but there is no much more to do.This simply because most players (or their coaches) already saw his matchs endless times, and already played against him two times or more.

If he keeps playing like this year, he will be top 5 or top 10 by a long time, just because it's a very, very high level of tennis.

And if this happens, I go with Sampras guess. He will win 5 or 6 slams in his carrer

name_change
11-07-2004, 10:25 AM
the only chance andy has to beat roger is on clay, and he SUCKS on clay.

Horatio Caine
11-07-2004, 10:39 AM
I think that unless Roddick gets a new aspect to his game then he will pretty much always lose to federer (the odd win here and there when Federer is off guard). Hewitt hasn't got the game or physical strength to challenge Roddick sufficiently so Andy is better than him. However, I see Safin as a better player. Serve may not be as big but it is still a huge weapon plus he has more weapons e.g. more volleying now.

If Roddick were to incorporate serve and volley then he would possibly be good enough to dominate the #1 ranking for a while.

I see Safin finishing the year number 2, Hewitt 3 and Roddick 4. Roddick has little left to give this year and Safin and Hewitt stand a better chance of finishing him off. Having said that Mac might try to help Andy again.........

I can't see any of Pim Pim, Nadal, Monfils or Baghdatis finishing the year inside the top 10. Pim Pim should make an appearance in the top 10 at some stage because he has relatively few points to defend until the US Open. Nadal is good enough to reach top 10 in a few years but top 30 is all he is capable of at the moment. Monfils again, will make the top 20 one day but not next year. I am a little doubtful that Baghdatis will make the top end at the moment - his results have been somewhat lacking this year.

Black Adam
11-07-2004, 10:55 AM
Well for roger.....Andy said nobody beats him 5 times consecutive and Andre,Roger and Haas all failed so Andy must win against Roger the next time they play ( just a theory of mine that I love)
Also in 2005 i think the most competitive matchups will be Roddick-Safin Safin-Hewitt Federer-Safin & Roddick_Hewitt so i think these guys are gonna make the top 4 unless someone else like Henman or Moya perform better than the top 4.
I think that Safin is more likely to win a slam in 2005 than Hewitt ..but he will have to get his head together for this.
Roddick is more likely win Wimby or USO and maybe AO but FO is out of the question.

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-07-2004, 11:02 AM
Roddick will continue to perform poorly on clay, the only event in Europe he will win is Queens.

He will do well in his North American events as usual, he won't be dropping out of the top 10 anytime soon, but he might go Slamless again in 2005.

bad gambler
11-07-2004, 11:17 AM
federer if 100% should win the same 3 slams he won this year in 2005 - the only match he was troubled in either of the three slams this year was against agassi in the US open and maybe to a lesser extent hewitt in wimbledon (how hewitt didn't win the 4th set remains a mystery :confused: )

did i miss any other matches?

WyveN
11-07-2004, 11:23 AM
federer if 100% should win the same 3 slams he won this year in 2005 - the only match he was troubled in either of the three slams this year was against agassi in the US open and maybe to a lesser extent hewitt in wimbledon (how hewitt didn't win the 4th set remains a mystery :confused: )

did i miss any other matches?

Roddick in Wimbledon final. Nalbandian in AO.

Federer was breaking Hewitt so many times in that Wimbledon match that the service break he had in the 4th didn't really give him a clear cut advantage.

bad gambler
11-07-2004, 11:31 AM
really roddick in wimbledon final??...i dunno i thought he had that under control the whole time even when a set down

but yes nalbandian in AO a good one, i forgot that one!

Deejay
11-07-2004, 12:03 PM
I think that Roddick has played pretty well this year, much similar to last year but the brilliance of Federer has ultimatly resulted in him not having the same impact. I expect him to have a similar year next year. I dont think Hewitt is that much of a threat to Roddick, and apart from Fed, the only players that will cause him trouble are Agassi and Safin....

tennisman.
11-07-2004, 12:05 PM
Yes Yes and Yes!
He will finnish top5
He will win a slam
He will beat Roger in 2005

Horatio Caine
11-07-2004, 12:08 PM
I think that Roddick has played pretty well this year, much similar to last year but the brilliance of Federer has ultimatly resulted in him not having the same impact. I expect him to have a similar year next year. I dont think Hewitt is that much of a threat to Roddick, and apart from Fed, the only players that will cause him trouble are Agassi and Safin....

Don't forget Henman! He started this year 14th and so didn't have the best seeding positions. He'll start next year no lower than 7th unless Gaston shocks everyone! Therefore, having recovered from a stressful season, expect Henman to be a challenge at least in the early part of next year.

Remember Roddick has a pitiful record against Henman - 1/3
Federer does as well (1/6) but the last meeting says it all i think.

If Henman gets some consistency at the TOP level instead of the past few years where he has had consistency at a good level, then Tim shouldbe expected to challenge the likes of Roddick, Safin etc.

Horatio Caine
11-07-2004, 12:12 PM
Yes Yes and Yes!
He will finnish top5
He will win a slam
He will beat Roger in 2005

As i said in a previous post, it is only a MATTER OF TIME before he beats Roger again. But, as i also said, his chances are significantly reduced because his game has been sussed by many players now and it no longer reduces them to quivering wrecks. Unless he gets some volleys in then i can't see him regaining the top spot for too long. Federer will become vulnerable in time - no player can simply dominate for years - they get tired and lose interest/motivation from time to time and Federer is a prime candidate for that. Just look at Sampras (he didn't completely dominate).

I reckon Federer will be vulnerable at the start of 2005. He has had an incredible 2004 and he must be pretty exhausted. I expect him to be a little sluggish next year and the likes of Safin could well topple him.

I will also put myself on the line - I don't think Roger will defend the Masters Cup. I think there may be a surprise winner, Roddick included.

WyveN
11-07-2004, 12:27 PM
Federer will become vulnerable in time - no player can simply dominate for years - they get tired and lose interest/motivation from time to time and Federer is a prime candidate for that. Just look at Sampras (he didn't completely dominate).


Apart from clay, Sampras did dominate as much as is possible in the mens game. His got 14 slams while several other all time greats (Becker, Edberg) have 6. 14 is plain unthinkable.

WyveN
11-07-2004, 12:30 PM
I will also put myself on the line - I don't think Roger will defend the Masters Cup. I think there may be a surprise winner, Roddick included.

The format is perfect for him as there is no real damage done if he loses a match early.

BlackSilver
11-07-2004, 12:33 PM
really roddick in wimbledon final??...i dunno i thought he had that under control the whole time even when a set down



Before the rain delay, who was controlling the match was Roddick. In the interview, Federer spoke that if he keeps playing on the same way, he probably would lost the match

Black Adam
11-07-2004, 03:30 PM
Before the rain delay, who was controlling the match was Roddick. In the interview, Federer spoke that if he keeps playing on the same way, he probably would lost the match

actually he said if he had continued playin baseline it would bring him nowhere coz roddick was better on baseline than anybody else he had played so far in the tournament so he decided to volley coz he said it had worked in the 2003 semi. :)

Tennis Fool
11-21-2004, 12:02 AM
Andy can't even get to talk about a Fed rivalry until he learns to fend of Hewitt, Agassi, Henman and Pim Pim. I would say, as it stands IMHO, these are the top 5 players in the world:

1. Fed
[big gap]
2. Potato
3. Coria (fully healed)
4. Duck
5. Hippo

ATPTOUR
12-29-2004, 08:06 AM
Bump

Just because the Duck fans are trying to ruin the Duck Hunt thread, here you can talk about his game with all of the people in here.

He will win enough tournaments at home. I think a TMS he will win, poor performances on clay again, do well on grass, but he won't be ranked # 1 in 2005.

Gonzo Hates Me!
12-29-2004, 08:52 AM
Andy will conquer all those other girlymen

federer_roar
12-29-2004, 10:02 AM
Andy will conquer all those other girlymen

... before he gets over the nightmares how he's crushed by hewitt , nadal and moya in davis cup.

Auscon
12-29-2004, 10:22 AM
Roddick will continue to be very consistent, enough so to remain in the top 3 possibly, but that all depends on his ability to dodge the top returners in rounds before the final of any tournaments

Rogiman
12-29-2004, 10:26 AM
He'll hurt his shoulder, be sidelined often, win some of the baby-events in the US, and will finish the season 8th or 9th.

Fedex
12-29-2004, 11:43 AM
Really the answer to this question is Federer. How many times will Roddick have to play Federer? If he is always getting into Roddick's way, then he will find it difficult in the big tournements next year.
Alot of how well Roddick does next year, depends on how well Federer performs next year.

*Ljubica*
12-29-2004, 01:14 PM
Roddick's serve will win him a lot of matches - especially on the North American hardcourts that suit his game, - but as RonE said earlier, he is too one-dimensional and the other players are beginning to suss-out his game, so I don't see him doing amazingly well in 2005. Yes - he will stay in the Top 8 and I guess you could argue that this is pretty damn good, but I don't see him winning a Grand Slam - Federer will be in his way all too often :devil: - not forgetting Safin and Hewitt.

Rex
12-29-2004, 02:20 PM
i dont think he wil get a slam, beating federer is something he will fail to do- and he might still be in the top 5, but the top 3 places might be occupied by safin and hewitt

MissFairy
12-29-2004, 03:17 PM
Really the answer to this question is Federer. How many times will Roddick have to play Federer? If he is always getting into Roddick's way, then he will find it difficult in the big tournements next year.
Alot of how well Roddick does next year, depends on how well Federer performs next year.

well put, and i agree, i think andy will have to be prepared to win tournaments when fed manages to lose (somehow) like he could/should have at Athens or some of the TMS's...the fact that he didnt, didnt bode well for his reults in 04, but if he can do that, itll make for a better season (and fed needs to lose, like Fedex said before)

tennischick
12-29-2004, 03:58 PM
He'll hurt his shoulder, be sidelined often, win some of the baby-events in the US, and will finish the season 8th or 9th.
i agree totally. i expect him to ruin his back and hips too bec he torques all of those areas with that stupid serving motion of his. :retard:

Breakaway
12-29-2004, 04:09 PM
I think he will actually do pretty good. I think he should at least win one Major. :)

Rogiman
12-29-2004, 05:56 PM
i agree totally. i expect him to ruin his back and hips too bec he torques all of those areas with that stupid serving motion of his. :retard:

Feels good to agree on something, huh...?

Now, was it that difficult??? :mad:

liptea
12-29-2004, 06:07 PM
Andy can't even get to talk about a Fed rivalry until he learns to fend of Hewitt, Agassi, Henman and Pim Pim. I would say, as it stands IMHO, these are the top 5 players in the world:

1. Fed
[big gap]
2. Potato
3. Coria (fully healed)
4. Duck
5. Hippo

Hmm. I like Coria, but I don't see him finishing above Marat or Roddick.

Adman
01-04-2005, 06:16 PM
how do you think Roddick will fare?

1. Will he win a Slam?
2. Will he finish in the top 5?
3. Will he beat Federer at any time?

I am a big Roddick fan but answering your questions:
1. No with Federer in the Picture, I think that Federer will win all 4 Grand Slams.
2. Yes I think that he will remain in the top 5 at posistion 2 or 3.
3. Yes he will have a good chance of beating Federer but only if Federer isn't up to his best which isn't likly and also if Federer gets knocked out of a tournament.

joeb_uk
01-04-2005, 06:19 PM
1. Will he win a Slam? NO
2. Will he finish in the top 5? YES
3. Will he beat Federer at any time? NO, more chance of winning a slam :D

Whistleway
01-04-2005, 07:27 PM
1. Will he win a Slam? NO
2. Will he finish in the top 5? YES
3. Will he beat Federer at any time? Depends on a lot of factors. YES.

One player i am looking forward to be in top5 is pim pim. I reckon, he gonna have a blast of a year in 2005.

And rejunevated players of big time would be safin, nalby and coria.

PaulieM
01-04-2005, 07:41 PM
1. Will he win a Slam? probably not
2. Will he finish in the top 5? probably but i think there's a real chance that he might not, either that or in the bottom end of the top 5.
3. Will he beat Federer at any time? Depends, maybe if something goes wrong with federer, ie. personal issues, injury etc. or roddick somehow miraculously improves every part of his game.

Paialii
01-04-2005, 09:17 PM
i agree totally. i expect him to ruin his back and hips too bec he torques all of those areas with that stupid serving motion of his. :retard:

If I'm not mistaking, some sort of health magazine or network looked into this and his serving motion and they concluded that it's actual very suitable for his body type and is unlikely to break down. I think people are concerned with his body because of the amount of power he puts into the ball, but if the form doesn't look like it'll cause him trouble, then there's nothing to be worried about. Funnily enough, it's those with back problems/torso problems that switch to the abbreviated serve to reduce injury. An example of this is Amelie Mauresmo. Granted she doesn't have as much torque or power in her serve as Roddick, the motion itself won't cause any harm. I think this is wishful thinking on some's part. ;)


1. Will he win a Slam? probably not
2. Will he finish in the top 5? probably but i think there's a real chance that he might not, either that or in the bottom end of the top 5.
3. Will he beat Federer at any time? Depends, maybe if something goes wrong with federer, ie. personal issues, injury etc. or roddick somehow miraculously improves every part of his game.

Not sure why someone would believe that he'll drop to five or lower in the rankings if he stays healthy. He's obviously working on all aspects of his game; if he's number two in the world right now with less "all around" skills and can defend his position, I think he'll do even BETTER when he can do that AND MORE. I'm excited to see how his game changes with Dean. I didn't like Roddick as much leading up to this fall because I felt he relied on the serve too much and was ignoring the fact that his game was falling apart, but now that I see he's WANTING to move up and improve other parts of his game, I've gained a lot of respect for the "Duck".

To answer the questions:

1) Will he win a slam? Too early to tell. Obviously the French Open isn't one you have to think about unless he becomes God all of a sudden. He's reached the Semis and QFs at the AO the last two years, so I think his results in Australia will be respectable. As for Wimbledon, you have Federer to deal with. Should Federer get knocked out because he's not playing his top, then I think Roddick does have a shot, but that depends on how his game is doing. Same with US Open.

2) Will he finish in the top 5? Looking at how he did in 2004 (decent but nowhere near as good as was expected, regardless of the Federer factor) and looking at the fact that he IS trying to improve his game, I don't see any reason why he would drop out of the top THREE, unless he becomes injured or something. Only time will tell.

3) Will he beat Federer? As plenty of others have stated, this is of course possible but likely to only happen if Federer isn't playing his best. I think Roddick knows he can't just go out there and hit Federer off the court (one reason I'm glad Gilby is gone), so we'll see what his strategy is for next time he plays Federer. I think the two play better at a slam, so here's to hoping they play a slam final..or two...or three... (I would say four but c'mon.. Andy in the FO finals? Let's not get carried away :p )

BIGMARAT
01-04-2005, 09:22 PM
I'm thinking Federer will concentrate on Clay court next year after Aus Open. Thats the only missing in his collection and he does'nt want to be like sampras. He will strike it while the iron is hot. So this leaves Wimbledon for Safin, Rodick, Pimpim, hewitt, and Coria. But coria will be a threat on clay to federer too.

Paialii
01-04-2005, 09:25 PM
I'm thinking Federer will concentrate on Clay court next year after Aus Open. Thats the only missing in his collection and he does'nt want to be like sampras. He will strike it while the iron is hot. So this leaves Wimbledon for Safin, Rodick, Pimpim, hewitt, and Coria. But coria will be a threat on clay to federer too.

Still not sure why Pim Pim is coming up so much; the guy made the SFs at the USO. Until he shows some extreme consistency, I'm not going to even think of him as a threat for a slam. Federer is the favorite for Wimbledon, Aussie, and the US Open, and he can certainly win the French; Federer grew up playing on clay.

He had some trouble with his footing when he was beaten by Kuerton (sp?) at the 04 French. I think Fed can win the French Open.

BIGMARAT
01-04-2005, 09:40 PM
Still not sure why Pim Pim is coming up so much; the guy made the SFs at the USO. Until he shows some extreme consistency, I'm not going to even think of him as a threat for a slam. Federer is the favorite for Wimbledon, Aussie, and the US Open, and he can certainly win the French; Federer grew up playing on clay.

He had some trouble with his footing when he was beaten by Kuerton (sp?) at the 04 French. I think Fed can win the French Open.

For your info, the last slam ur saying the US open last year. Pimpim is an all around player like federer in the making with a bigger serve. He is just not mature yet on court and he needs more confidence. Also, beating Rodick in US Open is no easy task, ur against all odds!!!!!