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Some players to watch in 2005

Rostov61
11-24-2004, 07:37 PM
Florian Mayer, Tomas Berdych, Robin Soderling, Joachim Johansson,
Paul-henri Mathieu, Rafael Nadal....

CooCooCachoo
11-24-2004, 07:39 PM
Up and coming juniors:

Alex Kuznetsov & Mihail Zverev & Evgueni Korolev & Igor Kunitsyn

merle
11-24-2004, 08:35 PM
Hehe, good choice from both of you guys! :yeah:
Too bad Kuznetsov, Zverev don't represent Russia but what can you do! :sad: :sad:

I would add the Frech Monfils & Tsonga.

RonE
11-24-2004, 08:37 PM
Coo, if what you told us is anything to go by, Davide Sanguinetti perhaps? :devil:

Stensland
11-24-2004, 09:22 PM
i'd also say these two french guys, monfils and tsonga are maybe up and coming in 05. i don't think zverev will get through to the big dogs of the tour next year, maybe 06 or 07, he's gonna compete in challengers mostly i guess. we (i'm german) had a couple of those guys in the last decade, who did quite well as juniors, but as they entered the greater tournaments they lost. u guys remember daniel elsner? he was an also-ran. in 96 or something like that he won 3 (!!) gs as a junior plus orange bowl, and what happened? he never really made it. now he's like 400something in the world. makes u go hmmm as a german.
what about gasquet? last year and the year before almost every "expert" like johnny mac talked about him being an amazing player...maybe still too young? nadal is gonna come up definitely!! if he hadn't been injured this would have been a good season for him as well...

trulliscorpion
11-24-2004, 09:26 PM
Richard Gasquet
Rafael Nadal
Marcos Baghdatis
Tomas Berdych
Gael Monfils
Amer Delic
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (yeah...)
Yen-Hsun Lu
Novak Djokovic
Gilles Muller

Leena
11-24-2004, 09:51 PM
Ivo Karlovic. Just 21 tiebreaks away from the Wimbledon title.

Fee
11-24-2004, 09:55 PM
I'll agree with Gilles Muller. What about Janko Tipsarevic, he has a lot of fans in the Challenger threads. Anything there?

Domino
11-24-2004, 10:00 PM
Everybody tagged here: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=928365&postcount=20

Fedex
11-25-2004, 12:33 AM
Ivo Karlovic. Just 21 tiebreaks away from the Wimbledon title.
:lol: What if he plays some 5 set matches?? There may be more than 21 tiebreaks. ;)

Ferrero Forever
11-25-2004, 05:49 AM
watch ferrero, he'll do well next year too

Fedex
11-25-2004, 05:53 AM
watch ferrero, he'll do well next year too
I think the thread is for up and coming, and future prospects, and unestablished players. Ferrero's long been an established player, so I think its expected that we will be seeing big things from him next year. :)

Ferrero Forever
11-25-2004, 05:57 AM
ok, fair enough, but still watch him though, lol

Kristen
11-25-2004, 06:13 AM
I second Martijn's suggestion of Igor :worship:
He has great potential... Hopefully we'll see more of him in 2005... preferably in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne ;)

Fedex
11-25-2004, 06:17 AM
I see Mayer potientially doing big things next year. I was really impressed with him when he mangaged to take a set off of Agassi, and gave him a tough match.

BaselineSmash
11-25-2004, 08:20 AM
ALL HAIL THE RISE OF THE POTITO.

Potito Starace. And Jose Acasuso. In addition to the others already mentioned.

CooCooCachoo
11-25-2004, 08:29 AM
I second Martijn's suggestion of Igor :worship:
He has great potential... Hopefully we'll see more of him in 2005... preferably in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne ;)

:lol: Why am I not surprised by this post :p

CooCooCachoo
11-25-2004, 08:29 AM
ALL HAIL THE RISE OF THE POTITO.

Potito Starace. And Jose Acasuso. In addition to the others already mentioned.

Potito's been awfully disappointing after the clay season :(

CooCooCachoo
11-25-2004, 08:41 AM
Coo, if what you told us is anything to go by, Davide Sanguinetti perhaps? :devil:

:p :lol:

~EMiLiTA~
11-25-2004, 09:44 AM
yeah I agree with what you guys have said...I also think Nico Almagro could do well too

kiro
11-25-2004, 10:16 AM
My vote goes to Gilles Muller, hopefully he can concentrate more when he's playing matches and carry out his game when it's necessary.

There're a lot of young guys from France. Tsonga, Monfils. I also hope to see Jerome Haehnel more often. ;)

KarstenBraasch#1
11-25-2004, 10:41 AM
I expect upcoming young German player Karsten BRAASCH to do well next year, mainly in doubles. :)

CooCooCachoo
11-25-2004, 10:44 AM
I expect upcoming young German player Karsten BRAASCH to do well next year, mainly in doubles. :)

:haha: :tape:

Love to 'young' part. Should have mentioned 'healthy' too ;)

Peta Pan
11-25-2004, 11:15 AM
Tomas Berdych
Igor Andreev
Gael Monfils

Björki
11-25-2004, 12:15 PM
J.Johansson
Berdych
Nadal
Verdasco

Hendu
11-25-2004, 12:25 PM
Juan Monaco :clap2:

novanora
11-25-2004, 12:51 PM
Guillermo Garcia Lopez, his tennis should be much higher than his current ATP ranking :p

CooCooCachoo
11-25-2004, 12:52 PM
Novanora :yeah: :D You understand ;)

Horatio Caine
11-25-2004, 03:07 PM
:lol: What if he plays some 5 set matches?? There may be more than 21 tiebreaks. ;)

Put him and Dick Norman in a 5th set and it will be sleep time. They could go on forever and break the record number of games in a 5th set being the biggest (what a pun!) :retard: at returning.

merle
11-25-2004, 05:51 PM
ALL HAIL THE RISE OF THE POTITO.

Potito Starace.


I'm not very fond of Potito after what he did to Marat at RG! :devil: Plus I always want to call him Potato and that could be confusing here. :o ;)
And yeah, as Martijn said - he hasn't done well after the claycourt season really.

Sandra
11-25-2004, 06:01 PM
:worship: IGOR ANDREEV :worship: (HOPEFULLY IN ROMANIA)
:D rICHARD gASQUET :D (COME BACK IN rOMANIA)
and if u guys mentioned Alex kuztetsov his doubles partner :HORIA TECAU :)

BaselineSmash
11-25-2004, 06:22 PM
Potito's been awfully disappointing after the clay season :(

I saw Starace very soundly beat Alexander Popp at the USO, and so in addition to his RG exploits he has given me ample evidence of his potential. I hope he can tap into a vein of consistency next season, unlike this year. He has time on his side.

mitalidas
11-25-2004, 07:00 PM
all those young olnes who beat roger this year ---- Berdych, Nadal

KarstenBraasch#1
11-25-2004, 07:02 PM
I saw Starace very soundly beat Alexander Popp at the USO, and so in addition to his RG exploits he has given me ample evidence of his potential. I hope he can tap into a vein of consistency next season, unlike this year. He has time on his side.
Like beating Popp on non-grass is an achievement. :haha:

Saw that match too. Popp played one good set, then was totally hopeless. ANYONE would have beaten him that day.

BaselineSmash
11-25-2004, 07:34 PM
Like beating Popp on non-grass is an achievement. :haha:

Saw that match too. Popp played one good set, then was totally hopeless. ANYONE would have beaten him that day.

Beating Popp on any surface isn't saying much most of the time, but I was going on how Starace was playing from his end of the court. I would still have been impressed if he'd played like that against Yukihiko Murata.

Guille_ElMago
11-25-2004, 07:49 PM
Marat Safin- he'll be a contender at all the slams next year
Guillermo Coria- once he's back to the top of his game watch out for him on all surfaces
Andre Agassi- next season might be his last and he'll probably want to go out with a bang
Rafael Nadal- once he matures he'll be great
Tommy Haas- he won matches that he wasn't suppose to win(Beat Roddick for US clay court title)

tennischick
11-25-2004, 08:32 PM
Monfils
Simmons
Scoville

Marine
11-25-2004, 08:42 PM
Nadal, Monfils, Mathieu.

CooCooCachoo
11-25-2004, 08:56 PM
I saw Starace very soundly beat Alexander Popp at the USO, and so in addition to his RG exploits he has given me ample evidence of his potential. I hope he can tap into a vein of consistency next season, unlike this year. He has time on his side.

I am not denying that he's got potential. But if you are honest, one good US Open round (OK 'good'..) doesn't account for a good second half of the season :)

BaselineSmash
11-25-2004, 10:58 PM
I am not denying that he's got potential. But if you are honest, one good US Open round (OK 'good'..) doesn't account for a good second half of the season :)

He was a non-entity for the second half of the season, certainly, but the game is there... Potito has the top 20 in his sights. ;)

SAtennis
11-26-2004, 05:07 AM
Berdych (definately)
J.J.
Ancic
Nadal (yeah!)
Baghdatis
Monfil (maybe in two, three years)

federer express
11-26-2004, 05:56 AM
who to watch...hmmmm
ok sharapova cos she's hot
golovin a bit young to say that about bit watch her anyway :)
ivanovic...she'll be good
nadal if he flattens his shots out and stops hitting with stupid amounts of topspin
roddick cos he needs our support and leena seems to love him
federer cos he'll keep kicking everyone's butt :worship:
henman cos he'll keep getting his butt kicked
and monfils will get better and better

Kiara
11-26-2004, 08:10 AM
I'll agree with Gilles Muller. What about Janko Tipsarevic, he has a lot of fans in the Challenger threads. Anything there?

I would gladly watch Janko :lick:

trulliscorpion
11-26-2004, 09:14 AM
True. Florian Mayer was giving Agassi a really really hard time... I believe he could even have won. Considering Agassi just bashed people like Ginepri and Novak, it's an achievement.

trulliscorpion
11-26-2004, 09:17 AM
Put him and Dick Norman in a 5th set and it will be sleep time. They could go on forever and break the record number of games in a 5th set being the biggest (what a pun!) :retard: at returning.

:lol: :lol: It's sad when some people got only the ability to serve...

Yoav
11-26-2004, 09:48 AM
Dudi Sela

tommy_girl
11-26-2004, 10:16 AM
Paul-Henri Mathieu!!!

Horatio Caine
11-26-2004, 11:02 AM
Andy Murray - he'd better make the top 50 now! :devil:

joeb_uk
11-26-2004, 11:14 AM
Andy still has huge improvements to make, top 50 (i cant see him making this for 2-3 years at least)

joeb_uk
11-26-2004, 11:15 AM
Out of the past juniors i feel monfils will make the biggest impact, followed closely by baghdatis! i can see both making it into the top 100 at least this year.

Horatio Caine
11-26-2004, 11:47 AM
Baghdatis will make the top 100 first.

You're right Joe - he won't even make the top 100 until at least 2006.

Tatyana
12-09-2004, 12:02 AM
Igor Andreev (hopefully I'm see him in March at DC tie and in October) and Baghdatis

Action Jackson
02-05-2005, 09:26 AM
Baghdatis will make the top 100 first.

You're right Joe - he won't even make the top 100 until at least 2006.

Great call jez as Baghdatis in the top 100.

athie
02-05-2005, 09:57 AM
:haha: :tape:

Love to 'young' part. Should have mentioned 'healthy' too ;)

Yeah :haha: and just to prove that Karsten promotes a healthy lifestyle....

PS.... SEPPI :worship:

Kiara
02-05-2005, 12:50 PM
I wish Brian Baker would do sth of note already...:(