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Who are you hoping will make a fresh start in 2005?

Frooty_Bazooty
11-07-2004, 10:53 PM
There were a lot of players this season who either were bugged by injuries or just never reached their best form consistently. Im hoping players like David Nalbandian (the Mauresmo of the ATP), Schuettler, Clement, Kuerten, Grosjean, Ferrero, Nieminen and Gambill (even tho he's totally hopeless :rolleyes: ) can make fresh starts next year.

cmon guys, do us proud in 2005!!!!

Chloe le Bopper
11-07-2004, 11:15 PM
Nalbandian ended this year fairly well, all things considered. I would like to see Ferrero string more than two matches in a row again.

tennischick
11-07-2004, 11:24 PM
Guga
Calleri
Chela

star
11-08-2004, 12:17 AM
Well, Guga for sure. :)

Joachim .... cause his year ended on a bit of a down note
Coria ... for obvious reasons
Andy .... cause I think he didn't fulfill his real potential this year
Juan Carlos ... I feel so bad for him this year.

sigmagirl91
11-08-2004, 12:29 AM
I would like David to come back strong in 05.

ktwtennis
11-08-2004, 12:50 AM
Guga--he hasn't been the same for years...

Juan Carlos--he was soooo disappointing this year; every time he seemed to get his act together, he would fall off...

Neely
11-08-2004, 01:24 AM
Most of all, I hope Kiefer starts fresh into the new year :) best would be if he started even better than he ended 2004 :angel:

Yeah, Rainer also needs a fresh year 2005!!! :rocker2: :yeah: :rolleyes: COME ON!

And of course, Coria! I'm not his biggest fan, but I admire him for his fighting spirit and for trying to improve all the time on all surfaces and for getting so many good results on hardcourt and grass. AWESOME! He is among the best tennis players and belongs on the tour. My unrestrained credits go to him for what he has achieved despite all his injury problems :worship:

superpinkone37
11-08-2004, 01:37 AM
i hope coria can do much better this year....he would have done great it werent for injury :sad:

knight_ley
11-08-2004, 02:15 AM
I agree with Neely... Kiefer was on a great run till he got hurt in the Open... I think Kiefer is gonna be fantastic in 2005. And yes, Rainer needs a fresh start.

Neely
11-08-2004, 02:22 AM
I agree with Neely... Kiefer was on a great run till he got hurt in the Open... I think Kiefer is gonna be fantastic in 2005. And yes, Rainer needs a fresh start.
As a player who likes playing indoor, he could have been a mighty FORCE during indoor season in his great form :sobbing: :sobbing:

bad gambler
11-08-2004, 02:25 AM
flip needs a fresh start, a new knee and a new brain

Carolinita
11-08-2004, 02:26 AM
I miss Guga... :sad:

Neely
11-08-2004, 02:30 AM
flip needs a fresh start, a new knee and a new brain
True, I would also love to see him winning again. Strong serve, powerful game :angel:

azza
11-08-2004, 03:06 AM
Wayne Arthurs and Toddles Reid

Purple Rainbow
11-08-2004, 03:13 AM
I wish every player who was out injured a great fresh start in 2005. :yeah:
I'll give two players who haven't been mentioned yet a place in the spotlight.
Sjeng Schalken hasn't been able to play consistently since Roland Garros, suffering from Pfeiffers disease.
Martin Verkerk won't return until April next year due to a shoulder injury. Hopefully he can present himself to the world again at Roland Garros 2005!
All the best to these two, and everybody else mentioned in this thread!

Billabong
11-08-2004, 03:54 AM
Guga:)

Kristen
11-08-2004, 04:53 AM
I agree with Frooty. Mostly I'm hoping Jarkko can start afresh :-/ He really needs some more confidence! And I'm hoping that my two guys (in my sig) can get over their shoulder problems :rolleyes: and play to their potential...whether it be on grass only, LOL, or other surfaces! :angel:

Elam
11-08-2004, 05:07 AM
Hopefully Ferrero will make a strong come back in 2005!

maratski
11-08-2004, 03:20 PM
younes, ferrero, david and hicham

User ID 4783
11-08-2004, 03:28 PM
most of all Kiwi, Coria, Ferrero and Guga

coria-fan04
11-08-2004, 03:32 PM
I think Taylor definitely needs to make a fresh start in 2005.At the start of the year,I backed him to make the top 10 but he got mauled by Andy Roddick in the Aussie Open and then seemed to lose confidence for the rest of the year.He looked pretty impressive in the Madrid Masters and hopefully he can have a much better year in 2005.He's a better player than number 33 in the world.
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GO TAYLOR GO :) GO TAYLOR GO :) GO TAYLOR GO :)

MissPovaFan
11-08-2004, 03:32 PM
Nicolas Kiefer to continue his good work efore he got injured.

David Nalbandian.

Greg Rusedski.

Juan Carlos Ferrero.

Space Cowgirl
11-08-2004, 03:46 PM
Well I will be cheering for the guys in my avatar and hoping they make successful comebacks from injury/crap form! :D

jmgsdoubsprtnr
11-08-2004, 03:47 PM
Enqvist... maybe he'll be encouraged to stay more years.

knight_ley
11-08-2004, 04:13 PM
Well I will be cheering for the guys in my avatar and hoping they make successful comebacks from injury/crap form! :D

hahaha crap form... so sad yet so true... let's hope the crap leaves Rainer in 2005 ;)

SwissMister1
11-08-2004, 04:16 PM
In regards to Schalken...what is Pfeiffer's disease? I thought he had shoulder troubles.

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 04:41 PM
Pfeiffers disease.

Pardon my ignorance but what is that?

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 04:45 PM
Yeah - Rainer couldn't do much worse than he did this year so the ball is in his court (see what i did there! :lol:) - good luck to him.

Good luck also to: -

Nicolas Kiefer - hope his wrist heals and his excellent form continues
Sjeng Schalken - come back!!!
Juan - Carlos Ferrero - you've played like a horse with an apple stuck up its arse recently so get back into shape!
Greg Rusedski - :devil: keep going and smile nicely at the ATP officials
Tim Henman - his game is nice to watch and it is needed at the top end to retain fans' interests, plus the small matter that he's British (Rusedski too - sort of :) )

tangerine_dream
11-08-2004, 04:52 PM
Juanqui and Kiwi. :sad:

Buddy
11-08-2004, 04:55 PM
Definately Schuettler!!! I can't think of anyone in a worse slump despite trying so hard... :sad:

Suzi
11-08-2004, 05:47 PM
Juan Carlos he really needs it! this yr has been horrible to him, but hopefully nxt yr will be good :)

Aleksa's Laydee
11-08-2004, 05:52 PM
Greggie!! No more drug scandals :D

Also...Jan Mike and Jonas Bjorkman...:sad: going from the no.1 swede to the no. 3 (or even 4 :scratch: :sobbing: )

*Ljubica*
11-08-2004, 06:21 PM
Pardon my ignorance but what is that?

I understand Pfeiffer's disease is the Dutch name for what we Brits call Glandular Fever and the Americans call "mono". As for my nominations:-

David - obviously :)
Rainer Schuettler
Nicolas Keifer
Sjeng Schalken
Juan-Carlos Ferrero
Agustin Calleri

jazz_girl
11-08-2004, 06:29 PM
Good luck to:
David
Calleri
Guga
Juanqui
Please!!! No more injuries guy!
I want to see Coria back in the circuit too, you won't believe this, but I kind of miss him :)

Horatio Caine
11-08-2004, 06:31 PM
I understand Pfeiffer's disease is the Dutch name for what we Brits call Glandular Fever and the Americans call "mono". As for my nominations:-

David - obviously :)
Rainer Schuettler
Nicolas Keifer
Sjeng Schalken
Juan-Carlos Ferrero

Sjengy you naughty boy! :devil: Get well soon! :)

Neely
11-08-2004, 06:36 PM
I forgot a few players in my first posting...

I miss Verkerk very much, he's the kind of player I like much. I don't think that he will have again such outstanding French Open like 2003, but I hope for him much that he can play next season and get some good results. Spoedige beterschap, Martin!

Also Escudé would be nice if he was back healthy. Great player, talented player, nice style, I like to watch him playing every time. He started the year so fantastic with his win in Doha, but then struggled again and injury problems caught up to this great player again in the middle of the year.

Best of luck to these long-time injured players for a better 2005.

Crazy_Fool
11-08-2004, 07:39 PM
Ferrero, I pray he can get back to his best, its been awful for him this year :sad:

Mark P, well it can't get any worse can it.

Nalbandian, had some good results considering, but certainly should be able to fulfil his potential more if he's fit.

And Guga, I hope he can somehow manage to regain old form.

Jogg
11-08-2004, 10:23 PM
Juan Carlos and Kuerten

Corey Feldman
11-09-2004, 03:58 AM
Nicolas escude, for the umpteenth season :help:
lets see if you can go 3 events without injury nico :o

LiZpHaIr
11-09-2004, 04:23 AM
Kuerten and Phillipoussis.

Billabong
11-09-2004, 04:26 AM
Yes JC definitely too:)!

lucashg
11-09-2004, 05:17 AM
Guga, I missed his golden years so I really want to see him playing his A tennis, plus he's brazilian :P
I'd really like to see Coria, Kiefer, Ferrero and Mirnyi to have a better year in 2005. Ricardo Mello to continue to show his good form like in the US Open, Delray Beach and Shanghai and maybe he'll get into the TOP50, TOP30 if possible. Moyá, because since the USO he has lost almost all his matches o_O and Robredo, to get a way into the TOP10.

Hm, and Federer to maintain his reign and supremacy in tennis world :p

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-09-2004, 07:30 AM
Guga
Calleri
El Ayanoui
Coria ( miss the game, but not the antics)
Nalbandian
Vinciguerra

Vass
11-09-2004, 08:14 AM
Juan Carlos
YOUNES EL AYNAOUI

Ferrero Forever
11-09-2004, 09:33 AM
Ferrero will do well next year, a great player like him won't get sidetracked like phillippoussis. I'm looking forward to some great rivalries next year between Ferrero and other players, especially federer. Ferrero will kick ass, and he will win another grand slam (hopefully he'll win all the grand slams) but he will have another great year, it can't get much worse then this year for him. VAMOS JUANQUI. Also i hope all the other players who were injured this year have a good year next year

FryslanBoppe
11-09-2004, 09:37 AM
Guga
Nalbandian
Ferrero
Zabaleta
Calleri
Escude
Di Pasquale

Horatio Caine
11-09-2004, 09:41 AM
I forgot a few players in my first posting...

I miss Verkerk very much, he's the kind of player I like much. I don't think that he will have again such outstanding French Open like 2003, but I hope for him much that he can play next season and get some good results. Spoedige beterschap, Martin!

Also Escudé would be nice if he was back healthy. Great player, talented player, nice style, I like to watch him playing every time. He started the year so fantastic with his win in Doha, but then struggled again and injury problems caught up to this great player again in the middle of the year.

Best of luck to these long-time injured players for a better 2005.


Yeah i completely forgot about Nick there! J'espere que tu recuperais tres vite Nicolas!

He is one of those annoying players that rank alongside Nalbandian and Canas because they never seem beaten until the last ball has been struck. Fun to watch though, in most circumstances! :)

Get well soon Martin too. :)

li'l red
11-09-2004, 10:03 AM
juanqui and mark p.... goodluck next year guys! ;)

~EMiLiTA~
11-09-2004, 11:36 AM
FERRERO!!!

he has been a walking joke this year

claudine140
11-09-2004, 12:21 PM
I do hope Carlos Moya will be totally recovered from his shoulder injury and play great in 2005!!! At least has the same good start as the season 2004!!!!

Peta Pan
11-09-2004, 12:48 PM
All my wishes are for Sebastien to come back fresh and motivated to play again. I still don't know exactly why he pulled the plug on the end of this year, and I don't believe he is planning to return until after the AO... but when he does, I hope SO much that everything goes well and that he can also stay injury-free!

Other big mentions to Juan Carlos who has had a shocker of a year with injuries and Chicken Pox. It would be great to see Nalby start a fresh year with some of the late form he has picked up in recent weeks.

Also important (to me) is that Jerome Golmard can try to string some tennis together without an injury... he is THE most injury-prone player I think in existance! He is not getting any younger (in tennis years) and I would like his last few years on the tour to be somewhat decent.

Doris Loeffel
11-09-2004, 04:20 PM
How about Michel Kratochvil?
Come on Michel get over that injury bug!!

flip_fan
11-09-2004, 09:41 PM
please god... mark philippoussis!

i seriously will not cope if he doesnt start to turn things around... im hoping that as mark blew out his 28 candles this week he realised its now or never. the aussie press have been relentless in bagging him out all year so it would be nice for mark to start the year strong and stick it back to em'.

Peter McNamara (aussie legend) said the other day he still feels mark is the 2nd most talented player on tour after Federer, but because mark isnt putting in the work he's not getting the results. A good solid off-season is whats needed, and it needs to happen this year!

Horatio Caine
11-09-2004, 09:44 PM
Vive Sebastien, allez! :)

Golfnduck
11-09-2004, 09:53 PM
I'm looking forward to Guga coming back. I also hope Andy plays more consistently in 2005.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-10-2004, 10:52 AM
Lots of guys but mainly are:
TommyR
Guga
Andre
Gonzo
Ancic

Lynne
11-10-2004, 12:47 PM
Definitely Juan Carlos Ferrero, Younes, Grosjean, Coria, Nalbandian, Srichaphan and the lists goes on... :)

Frooty_Bazooty
11-11-2004, 09:47 PM
Bah i completely forgot about Mantilla and Phillipoussis :o

do you really think that younes is gonna come back?

Action Jackson
11-12-2004, 05:29 AM
Mantilla
Calleri
Guga
Nalbandian
Costa
Escude
DiPasquale

landoud
11-12-2004, 12:04 PM
nalbandian
guga
seb

Nymeria
11-12-2004, 12:12 PM
Kuerten, Coria, Nalbandian and especially Ferrero.
Actually I hope all those injured players will come back next season so the race will be much more intresting :)

joeb_uk
11-12-2004, 07:55 PM
Mantilla
Calleri
Guga
Nalbandian
Ferrero
Zabaleta

alfonsojose
11-12-2004, 08:21 PM
Rainer, a fresh first-round win would be more delicious than your butt :yeah: :bowdown:

Sommarsverige
11-13-2004, 11:57 PM
I hope for Thomas Enqvist and Pim Pim.

And my wish is that Andreas Vinciguerra can attack next year again,
without any injuries...

RogiFan88
11-14-2004, 01:37 AM
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO!

hitchhiker
11-14-2004, 01:38 AM
roddick a horrible unlucky 2004.