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What are your predictions for the top 10 one year from now?

Phunkadelicious
11-20-2005, 06:25 AM
Who do you think will be in the top 10 next year at this time? who won't be there?

robinhood
11-20-2005, 08:18 AM
Too early to even start thinking about it.
But I will be surprised if I don't see these players in the top 10.

(in no particular order)
Federer
Nadal
Hewitt
Roddick
Gasquet
Ljubicic
and Nalbandian.

I want to include Safin and Agassi, but I just don't know what they will bring to the table next year.

lucashg
11-20-2005, 12:41 PM
Federer, Nadal, Roddick, Hewitt, Safin, Coria, Nalbandian, Gasquet, Ljubicic and Agassi. No particular order, except that I still think Roger will be #1, and I'd like to include Berdych on my list of alternates. :p

jenanun
11-20-2005, 01:19 PM
federer of course, i cant see him out of top 5 in next 3-4 years, though maybe in danger of losing his no.1 spot...

nadal is still going strong, and if he is healthy, may steal the no.1 sopt for a couple of weeks...

hewitt with his consistency, no difficulty in staying in top 5

roddick, maybe dropping out of top 5, but still able to maintain in top10

gasquet is mature and ready to get in top10

safin may be a bit rusty and fell outside top 10 in the beginning of next season but he will bounce back to climb into top 10 again towards the end of season

nalbandain, with his win in mastercups, he gains more confident and will win a lot of matches next year

coria, his performance on clay is just enough to keep him inside top 10

ginerpi... i think he can make it

the last one.. i dunno, berdych may have a good chance, since he has won against big players like federer, nadal and ljubicic, all he needs is a bit consistency... but he is still young, he can still improve, i think he can make it


out of top 10

agassi... he almost done with his tennis career.... though i like him a lot, but at the age of 36, i just cant see him in the top 10 anymore....

gaudio and ljubicic... nah...a good year for them this year, but next year, better young talented player will beat them

rexman
11-20-2005, 01:45 PM
No order
Federer
Hewitt
Nadal
Safin (I think he'll come back)
Nalbandian
Davydenko
Gasquet
Roddick
Ferrero (I know he can do it)
Coria

donna karen
11-20-2005, 01:51 PM
FEDERER,NADAL, SAFIN,HEWITT,GASQUET,NALBANDIAN,RODDICK,FERRERO,LJ UBICIC AND CORIA.
DAVYDENKO,AGASSI AND GAUDIOWILL FALL OUT OF THE TOP TEN

shotgun
11-20-2005, 02:24 PM
01. Federer
02. Nadal
03. Hewitt
04. Roddick
05. Nalbandian
06. Coria
07. Gasquet
08. Berdych
09. J. Johansson
10. Gonzalez

Scotso
11-20-2005, 09:29 PM
Probably much the same as it is now... Nadal and Federer in the top two spots... maybe Gasquet and Berdych entering.

NicoFan
11-20-2005, 09:54 PM
1. Rafa
2. Roger
3. Andy
4. Marat
5. Lleyton
6. David N.
7. Guille
8. Ivan
9. Richard G.
10. Tomas B.

Corey Feldman
11-20-2005, 10:48 PM
1.federer
2.nadal
3.safin
4.hewitt
5.roddick
6.berdych
7.nalbandian
8.murray
9.davydenko
10.monfils

disturb3d
11-20-2005, 10:54 PM
Indesit Race - end of '06

1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Nalbandian
4. Hewitt
5. Safin
6. Coria
7. Berdych
8. Ljubicic
9. Ginepri
10. Roddick/Gasquet

BAMJ6
11-20-2005, 10:57 PM
Agassi falling out of the top 10?

It's been like that ever since Agassi lost to Sampras in the 2002 US Open final

2003-Win Aussie, be oldest #1

2004-Won Cinicy, Aussie semi, US Open quarters 8 ranking despite no FO and Wimby

2005-same as 3004, no FO and Wimby, won LA, US Open final, will end 6 at 35 years old.

2006-He's still got as good a chance in 3 slams as almost anyone not named Fed. Avoid RG and he will return to Wimbledon. Yes he'll turn 36 but it won't matter. He's the Connors of our generation in terms on longevity and quality

Fedex
11-21-2005, 01:38 AM
1. Nadal
2. Hewitt
3. Roddick
4. Nalbandian
5. Safin
6. Ljubicic
7. Gasquet
8. Daveydenko
9. Henman
10. Berdych
1256. Federer

El Legenda
11-21-2005, 01:43 AM
1.federer
2.nadal
3.safin
4.hewitt
5.roddick
6.berdych
7.nalbandian
8.murray
9.davydenko
10.monfils

:haha:

Federerthebest
11-21-2005, 01:46 AM
1. Nadal
2. Federer
(with the top two spots being interchanged between the two regularly)
3. Hewitt
4. Safin
5. Gasquet
6. Coria
7. J. Johansson
8. Agassi
9. Nalbandian
10. Gaudio
13. Ljubicic
32. Davydenko
97. Roddick

Billabong
11-21-2005, 03:29 AM
Federer, Nadal, Hewitt, Roddick, Safin, Nalbandian, Gasquet, Ferrero, Agassi, Coria.

mangoes
11-21-2005, 03:43 AM
1. Roger ;)
2. Rafa ;)
3. Hewitt

No Particular Order:

Agassi
Ljubicic
Nalbandian
Roddick ??(worried that he is beginning a bit of a decline)
Gasquet
Gonzo or Gaudio
Coria

Sparko1030
11-22-2005, 03:41 AM
no particular oder:

Rafa
Roger
Hewitt
Roddick
Coria
Gonzalez
Nalbandian
Ljubicic
Gaston
Safin

I'm hoping Agassi retires while he's still doing well-the Seinfeld standard-so that is what people will remember. He's been amazing but I hate to see top athletes play too long.

megadeth
11-22-2005, 04:31 AM
i think we should consider the possibility that james blake can get a crack at the top ten. if he can start beating those in the current top 10 consistently.

he showed signs of that this year...

Sparko1030
11-22-2005, 05:18 AM
i think we should consider the possibility that james blake can get a crack at the top ten. if he can start beating those in the current top 10 consistently.

he showed signs of that this year...

I was thinking the same thing. He's worked his way to 24 already.

bad gambler
11-22-2005, 08:09 AM
Blake to get into top 10 next year

DrJules
11-22-2005, 08:52 AM
1) Roger Federer
2) Rafael Nadal
3) Lleyton Hewitt
4) Andy Roddick
5) Marat Safin
6) David Nalbandian
7) Guillermo Coria
8) Ivan Ljubicic
9) Richard Gasquet
10) Gaston Gaudio

Expect few changes from current year. Agassi will probably not play enough to remain in top 10 and Davydenko will fall just outside top 10.

almouchie
11-22-2005, 03:18 PM
same faces thou I think Gasquet will up it next year, would like to see JC Ferrero back to where he belongs

peteslamz
11-22-2005, 03:32 PM
No particular order:

*Roger Federer
*Rafael Nadal (I think he's quite good enough on playing on other surfaces besides clay, except for grass)
*Lleyton Hewitt
*Andy Roddick
*Andre Agassi
*David Nalbandian (have a newly-found self-confidence after winning the TMC)
*Nikolay Davydenko (Consistent quarterfinalist on the 20+ tournaments that he'll enter)
*Ivan Llubicic
*Richard Gasquet (more mature, plus no points to defend at the start and end of the year)
*Coria???

Rosa Luxembourg
11-22-2005, 03:33 PM
I thought that Safin's injury is so bad that it might be career threatening. Also, I thought that he won't be able to fully recover by AO. So I don't think we will see him in top 10 next year.

here is mine (no particular order)
Federer
Nadal
Hewitt
Roddick
Nalbandian
Ferrero
Ljubicic
Gasquet
Murray/Berdych
Davydenko

Pigpen Stinks
11-22-2005, 04:41 PM
1. Federer
2. Nalby
3. Hewitt
4. Nadal
5. Ginepri
6. Roddick
7. Safin
8. Bagdhatis
9. Tursunov
10. Ferrero

Galaxystorm
11-22-2005, 04:42 PM
* In order:

1) Federer
2) Nadal

* No order , but between 3rd and 5th positions:

- Hewitt
- Roddick
- Gasquet

* No order, but between 6th and 10th positions :

- Agassi ( if he plays a decent number or tournaments )
- Safin ( if his knee is ok )
- Ferrero
- Coria
- Nalbandian

LaTenista
11-22-2005, 04:52 PM
1. Nadal
2. Federer

and then in no particular order

Safin
Agassi
Nalbandian
Gasquet
Ferrer
Roddick
Gonzalez
Blake

Deivid23
11-22-2005, 04:59 PM
1-Nadal
2-Federer
3-Nalbandian
4-Gasquet
5-Hewitt
6-Roddick
7-Coria
8-Berdych
9-Ferrer
10-Verdasco

Bit biased, so what? :lol:

El Legenda
11-22-2005, 05:04 PM
Blake to get into top 10 next year

:haha:

peteslamz
11-22-2005, 05:08 PM
I think Blake can only be a top 15-20 player next year.. that's the closest that he can get.

alfonsojose
11-22-2005, 06:57 PM
a gay top ten player will come out next year :yeah:

Denaon
11-22-2005, 07:01 PM
Federer, Nadal, Nalbandian, Roddick, Hewitt, Coria, Ljubicic, Safin, Gaudio, Berdych....

which means Agassi and Davydenko won't be there anymore... :p

Drimal
11-22-2005, 07:08 PM
1) Roger Federer
2) Rafael Nadal
3) Marat Safin
4) Andy Roddick
5) David Nalbandian
6) Guillermo Coria
7) Lleyton Hewitt
8) Nicolai Davidenko
9) Richard Gasquet
10) Juan Carlos Ferrero

Phunkadelicious
11-22-2005, 07:10 PM
I think that Federer will end the year number one after a tougher battle for the top spot with Nadal than this year, with Roddick finishing number 3 again. I think that Gasquet finishes in the top 5. Gaudio and Davydenko will probably fall out of the top 10. Also I expect Nalbandian to take over Hewitt's place in the top 5, with Hewitt finishing somewhere between 10-6. I expect Safin to finish somewhere between 10 and 6, and Agassi will just barely finish in the top 10.

1.Federer
2. Nadal
3.Roddick
4.Gasquet
5.Nalbandian
6.Hewitt
7.Safin
8.Coria
9.Agassi
10.Ljubicic

*Ljubica*
11-22-2005, 07:39 PM
(1) Federer
(2) Nadal
(3) Hewitt

Then - in no particular order..........

Roddick
Ljubicic
Ferrer
Gonzalez
Davydenko
Nalbandian
Gaudio

sigmagirl91
11-22-2005, 07:45 PM
a gay top ten player will come out next year :yeah:

You think? :scratch:

madmanfool
11-22-2005, 08:01 PM
Watch Roddick fall, and include Baghdatis and Ferrero again. Hewitt 2 or 3. Depending on how fit Nadal stays. Safin, it will depend on his season the second half us open and indoor. Murray and Blake in top 20. And let''s not forget Gonzalez, finally good result at Roland Garros

Jimnik
11-22-2005, 08:59 PM
1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Roddick
4. Nalbandian
5. Gasquet
6. Safin
7. Berdych
8. Hewitt
9. Ferrer
10. Coria

willrock
11-22-2005, 09:23 PM
Everyone says GASQUET!:clap2:
Nice pick :)

1Fed
2Nadal
3Richie
4Lleyton
5Nalbandian
6Roddick
7Gaudio
8Blake
9Ljubi
10Monfils :D

mangoes
11-22-2005, 10:49 PM
Actually, I did put Ljubicic's name in my list, but I think there is a strong probability that he will not be making another appearance. I'm even more certain Davydenko will probably not be making another appearance.

I think it is time for Gasquet to make that move into the top 10. If Gonzo keeps in the same form he has been displaying, with a little more consistency, he would have a solid chance to crack the top 10. I am also feeling that Andy will not finish in the top 5. I think Hewitt is getting ready for 2006 and I really do see him resuming that no. 3 spot. For some reason, Gaudio will make a repeat appearance in the top 10.

DrJules
11-22-2005, 11:03 PM
I am actually starting to wonder how many of the currently injured players will return to full physical fitness next year. How fit will Roger, Rafael, Marat, Andre and Richard be. Remaining fit all year can certainly help keep you in the top ten.

mangoes
11-22-2005, 11:06 PM
I am actually starting to wonder how many of the currently injured players will return to full physical fitness next year. How fit will Roger, Rafael, Marat, Andre and Richard be. Remaining fit all year can certainly help keep you in the top ten.


I think Roger and Rafa will be fine for the new season. I also think Andre will be just fine, he paces himself to his advantage. I think Richard will make that jump into the top 10 but I'm still putting a question mark next to his name. I don't think :sad: Marat will be fit enough to really have a solid season in 2006.

BlackSilver
11-22-2005, 11:22 PM
Gaudio
Hewitt
Coria
Roddick
Nadal
Federer
Davydenko
Nalbandian
Blake
Ginepri

BlackSilver
11-22-2005, 11:24 PM
For some reason, Gaudio will make a repeat appearance in the top 10.

How about he being top 10 in talent department and top 5 on clay?

Duncan
11-22-2005, 11:31 PM
Federer
Nadal
Roddick
Hewitt
Nalbandian
Gasquet
Ljubicic
Gonzalez
Henman
Safin

Fedex
11-23-2005, 12:42 AM
a gay top ten player will come out next year :yeah:
Any predictions on who it will be? ;)

El Legenda
11-23-2005, 12:49 AM
Any predictions on who it will be? ;)

Roddick

connectolove
11-23-2005, 01:10 AM
1.Nadal
2.Federer
3.Berdych
4.hewitt
5.Safin
6.Ferrer
7.nalbandian
8.Davydenko
9.Roddick
10.monfils

connectolove
11-23-2005, 01:11 AM
Well, Ljubicic instead of Roddick...

Merton
11-23-2005, 04:56 AM
Out of top 10: Davydenko, Agassi.
Into top 10: Gasquet, Berdych.

Phunkadelicious
11-23-2005, 09:29 PM
I'm hoping for Gasquet, but he has to get IN the top ten first. :o And no, I didn't mean "in" the top ten. :devil:
:yeah: we can hope

Dragula.mp3
11-23-2005, 10:24 PM
Federer
Nadal
Nalbandian
Hewitt
Roddick
Agassi
Coria
Ljubicic
Davydenko
Gasquet

rocketrajic
11-23-2005, 11:07 PM
1. Federer
2. Nadal

3. to 6. Hewitt, Nalbandian, Ljubicic and Roddick

7. to 10. Coria, Safin, Gasquet and Gonzalez

Very close or maybe Top 10: Agassi, Berdych, Gaudio, Ferrero and Davydenko.

silverwhite
11-23-2005, 11:39 PM
:yeah: we can hope

:smash:

Phunkadelicious
11-23-2005, 11:45 PM
:smash:
:ras:

Purple Rainbow
11-05-2006, 07:52 PM
Always nice to see threads like this a year later.

Apparently last year, quite a few of us thought Agassi would still be in the top 10. We laughed at the notion of Blake being a top 10 player and Davydenko was considered a one-day-fly.
Hewitt and Safin were poised to return and Gasquet would have a big breakthrough.
Oh, and nobody saw Robredo coming!

El Legenda
11-05-2006, 07:56 PM
A related article I found over at tennisreporters.com :)

One-year wonders?
Ljubicic, Davydenko try to beat the journeyman label
Both may not get back to the Top 10
By Chris Bowers, Special to TennisReporters.net

FROM THE TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI – Here's a pop quiz: what do Jonas Bjorkman, Karol Kucera, Nicolas Lapentti, Jiri Novak and Rainer Schüttler have in common? Still don't know? All right, here are a few more names who belong in the same category: Guy Forget, Alberto Berasategui, Wayne Ferreira and Nicolas Kiefer.

The answer is that they are all players who spent the bulk of their career ranked roughly between 20 and 50, but who had one great year that saw them finish in the Top 10. In fact, it seems to be a feature of tennis seasons; look at the year-ending Top 10 for any year, and you'll almost certainly find someone who was there one year and never appeared again. Schüttler's year was 2003, Bjorkman's 1997, Forget's 1991.

And 2005's member of the one-year club is …

Well, there are two candidates: Ivan Ljubicic and Nikolay Davydenko.

Both are in their mid-20s, having laboured under that awful term "journeyman" for much of their professional careers. (Would we call the 35th-best doctor, teacher or lawyer in the world a "journeyman." If they were our practitioners, we'd be delighted with the quality of service we were getting!)

In 2005 they made the breakthrough to establish themselves in the Top 10. But, where will their respective rankings be this time next year? Back at 25-or-so, or will they have gone beyond the one-year club and joined the elite who are firmly established.

Even though he has yet to qualify for the semifinals at the Tennis Masters Cup, Ljubicic looks the more likely to stay with the cream. He has a highly versatile game, and is up to eighth in the points race without having done particularly well at the majors. There is certainly room for improvement there.

DAVYDENKO ON A CONFIDENT ROLL
Davydenko by contrast looks more likely to have a double-digit ranking by this time next year. He has had a remarkable year, showing tremendous consistency with his nagging ground strokes played from close to the baseline, and a serve that has won him his fair share of "cheap points." But though his achievement is a worthy one, he believes the key lies not so much in anything specific he did but in just playing lots of matches.

"For me it's important to play many tournaments," he said, "because mentally my confidence gets better. If I play every week I feel better in my tennis, like I can try to do something different, something better, for the next week and the week after, so I get better. Every week if you win one match it's already something important because you feel like you can play better and better in the future."

In other words, he thrives on momentum. He started the year reaching the semis in Doha, then reached the quarters at the Australian Open, and has been a model of consistency ever since. But, that means the six-week break in the season is the worst thing for him because he has to re-establish the momentum from scratch in January – with the pressure of a lot of ranking points to defend.

His two wins in Shanghai have both been in straight sets, and both have shown great solidity and match-toughness. But, the opposition has helped. Andre Agassi's ankle gave up after one set, and Gaston Gaudio was beaten as much by his own body language as by Davydenko. There isn't a shot the mercurial Argentinean can't play, and he showed much of his range in his 6-3, 6-4 defeat that included a fightback from 1-5 to three points to level at 5-5 before Davydenko finally won his 84th match of the year. In short, Davydenko rode his luck, and while he should finish top of the group with a win over the hapless Mariano Puerta on Friday (who lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 to Fernando Gonzalez in Wednesday's other match), this tournament could signal his high water mark.

Despite his unflappable on-court demeanour, Davydenko is an original talker off-court. His sentences are punctuated with a regular "OK" which seems to start a new thought, and his brain seems wired a little like that of a child who has just learned to speak, in that he babbles on and on in very confident if somewhat fractured English without ever quite knowing where – or when – his sentences are going to end. It's very appealing and makes you warm to him, but you wonder how much clarity of thought is behind it all.

There's little scope in his capacity for improving on his ranking next year. He was a semifinalist at the French, where he squandered a 4-2 final set lead to Puerta. He did lose in the second round at Wimbledon when a wrist injury flared up, but he was so delighted to have won his first-ever match on grass that much of an improvement on the round of 64 doesn't seem to be on his agenda.

All of which suggests he may be this year's member of the one-year club. That may sound denigrating, but it should count as a great achievement. After all, he would be referred to for the rest of his playing days as a "former Top-tenner," forever suggesting that his ability to be back among the very best is ever-present.


:haha: :haha:

Katastrophe
11-05-2006, 07:59 PM
Thanks for finding this one. So much for the effectiveness of Mr. Bowers' crystal ball. ;)

alfonsojose
11-05-2006, 08:02 PM
A related article I found over at tennisreporters.com :)

One-year wonders?
Ljubicic, Davydenko try to beat the journeyman label
Both may not get back to the Top 10
By Chris Bowers, Special to TennisReporters.net

FROM THE TENNIS MASTERS CUP SHANGHAI – Here's a pop quiz: what do Jonas Bjorkman, Karol Kucera, Nicolas Lapentti, Jiri Novak and Rainer Schüttler have in common? Still don't know? All right, here are a few more names who belong in the same category: Guy Forget, Alberto Berasategui, Wayne Ferreira and Nicolas Kiefer.

The answer is that they are all players who spent the bulk of their career ranked roughly between 20 and 50, but who had one great year that saw them finish in the Top 10. In fact, it seems to be a feature of tennis seasons; look at the year-ending Top 10 for any year, and you'll almost certainly find someone who was there one year and never appeared again. Schüttler's year was 2003, Bjorkman's 1997, Forget's 1991.

And 2005's member of the one-year club is …

Well, there are two candidates: Ivan Ljubicic and Nikolay Davydenko.

Both are in their mid-20s, having laboured under that awful term "journeyman" for much of their professional careers. (Would we call the 35th-best doctor, teacher or lawyer in the world a "journeyman." If they were our practitioners, we'd be delighted with the quality of service we were getting!)

In 2005 they made the breakthrough to establish themselves in the Top 10. But, where will their respective rankings be this time next year? Back at 25-or-so, or will they have gone beyond the one-year club and joined the elite who are firmly established.

Even though he has yet to qualify for the semifinals at the Tennis Masters Cup, Ljubicic looks the more likely to stay with the cream. He has a highly versatile game, and is up to eighth in the points race without having done particularly well at the majors. There is certainly room for improvement there.

DAVYDENKO ON A CONFIDENT ROLL
Davydenko by contrast looks more likely to have a double-digit ranking by this time next year. He has had a remarkable year, showing tremendous consistency with his nagging ground strokes played from close to the baseline, and a serve that has won him his fair share of "cheap points." But though his achievement is a worthy one, he believes the key lies not so much in anything specific he did but in just playing lots of matches.

"For me it's important to play many tournaments," he said, "because mentally my confidence gets better. If I play every week I feel better in my tennis, like I can try to do something different, something better, for the next week and the week after, so I get better. Every week if you win one match it's already something important because you feel like you can play better and better in the future."

In other words, he thrives on momentum. He started the year reaching the semis in Doha, then reached the quarters at the Australian Open, and has been a model of consistency ever since. But, that means the six-week break in the season is the worst thing for him because he has to re-establish the momentum from scratch in January – with the pressure of a lot of ranking points to defend.

His two wins in Shanghai have both been in straight sets, and both have shown great solidity and match-toughness. But, the opposition has helped. Andre Agassi's ankle gave up after one set, and Gaston Gaudio was beaten as much by his own body language as by Davydenko. There isn't a shot the mercurial Argentinean can't play, and he showed much of his range in his 6-3, 6-4 defeat that included a fightback from 1-5 to three points to level at 5-5 before Davydenko finally won his 84th match of the year. In short, Davydenko rode his luck, and while he should finish top of the group with a win over the hapless Mariano Puerta on Friday (who lost 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 to Fernando Gonzalez in Wednesday's other match), this tournament could signal his high water mark.

Despite his unflappable on-court demeanour, Davydenko is an original talker off-court. His sentences are punctuated with a regular "OK" which seems to start a new thought, and his brain seems wired a little like that of a child who has just learned to speak, in that he babbles on and on in very confident if somewhat fractured English without ever quite knowing where – or when – his sentences are going to end. It's very appealing and makes you warm to him, but you wonder how much clarity of thought is behind it all.

There's little scope in his capacity for improving on his ranking next year. He was a semifinalist at the French, where he squandered a 4-2 final set lead to Puerta. He did lose in the second round at Wimbledon when a wrist injury flared up, but he was so delighted to have won his first-ever match on grass that much of an improvement on the round of 64 doesn't seem to be on his agenda.

All of which suggests he may be this year's member of the one-year club. That may sound denigrating, but it should count as a great achievement. After all, he would be referred to for the rest of his playing days as a "former Top-tenner," forever suggesting that his ability to be back among the very best is ever-present.

They are in top ten again :D

Kolya :smooch: watch out your eyes with that trophy :scared: ;)

That tennis kid
11-05-2006, 08:03 PM
:haha: :haha:

Interestingly this is the same reaction you gave the suggestions the Blake and Berdych would be top ten players this year last year.

Naranoc
11-05-2006, 08:03 PM
Interesting to see :yeah: Virtually everyone excepted Gasquet to make it into the top ten, with Safin and Hewitt in there too.

shotgun
11-05-2006, 08:03 PM
01. Federer
02. Nadal
03. Hewitt
04. Roddick
05. Nalbandian
06. Coria
07. Gasquet
08. Berdych
09. J. Johansson
10. Gonzalez

Time for some auto-analysis. :silly:

Federer - Still the undisputed king.

Nadal - Still a steady n. 2.

Hewitt - disappointing year, then again with all the injuries and parallel interests his decadence ended up being not a surprise.

Roddick - Finishes n. 5, not that much difference.

Nalbandian - Finishes n. 6, not that much difference.

Coria - I guess very few people expected him to fall like that.

Gasquet - A very poor first half of season cost him dearly.

Berdych - Just a few places behind, improved his consistency but failed to win a single title.

J. Johansson - poor guy, injuries kept him out for the most part of the season.

Gonzalez - A couple of places up.

Underestimated: Davydenko, Ljubicic, Blake and Robredo.

Purple Rainbow
11-05-2006, 08:05 PM
Interestingly this is the same reaction you gave the suggestions the Blake and Berdych would be top ten players this year last year.

:lol:

Bremen
11-05-2006, 08:12 PM
What results did Gasquet have that convinced everyone he'd be top 10? According to everyone here he's really underperformed.

DrJules
11-05-2006, 08:12 PM
1) Roger Federer
2) Rafael Nadal
3) Lleyton HewittBiggest surprise - probably did not consider impact of family.
4) Andy Roddick
5) Marat SafinUnderestimated injury problems. Effectively not fully fit for 1st half of year.
6) David Nalbandian
7) Guillermo CoriaMy stupidity. Why did I pick a player with a serve worse than numerous on the ladies tour.
8) Ivan Ljubicic
9) Richard GasquetUnderestimated injury problems. Effectively not fully fit for 1st half of year.
10) Gaston GaudioMy stupidity. After he lost 6-0, 6-0 to Federer in master cup should have known better.

Expect few changes from current year. Agassi will probably not play enough to remain in top 10 and Davydenko will fall just outside top 10.

Like everybody underestimated Davydenko.

Ernham
11-05-2006, 08:12 PM
(2006-2007)
1. Federer
2. Nadal

No order:

3-5. Ljubicic, Davydeno, A-rod

5-10. Berdych, Blake, Haas, Gasquet, Nalbandian

Yes, i know it's technically one too many. =P One will be just off the edge of the other perhaps. One of these will actually have a serious injury and drop many positions due to no fault of their own.

Purple Rainbow
11-05-2006, 08:15 PM
1. Federer
2. Nadal

No order:

3-5. Ljubicic, Davydeno, A-rod

5-10. Berdych, Blake, Haas, Gasquet, Nalbandian

Yes, i know it's technically one too many. =P One will be just off the edge of the other perhaps. One of these will actually have a serious injury and drop many positions due to no fault of their own.

You never seem to bother reading before posting, do you?

DrJules
11-05-2006, 08:17 PM
What results did Gasquet have that convinced everyone he'd be top 10? According to everyone here he's really underperformed.

Actually after he fully recovered from injury he did have the record (2nd half of year) to have possibly entered top 10.

Only 25 of 258 points came before start of June 2006. (403 was enough for top 10)

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/racepointsbreakdown.asp?player=G628

Ernham
11-05-2006, 08:22 PM
You never seem to bother reading before posting, do you?

I made predictions for the next year. What's wrong with that, :retard:? Shouldn't you be off trying cook up some statistics to make Agassi out to be the greatest player ever?

Bremen
11-05-2006, 08:26 PM
Actually after he fully recovered from injury he did have the record (2nd half of year) to have possibly entered top 10.

Only 25 of 258 points came before start of June 2006. (403 was enough for top 10)

http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/racepointsbreakdown.asp?player=G628

Ok...thanks for the info. It just seemed strange to me how many people have gasquet in their avatars considering he hasn't been that successful? But he did just win his third title of the year.

Naranoc
11-05-2006, 08:27 PM
I made predictions for the next year. What's wrong with that, :retard:? Shouldn't you be off trying cook up some statistics to make Agassi out to be the greatest player ever?

I think he's referring to the fact that, seeing as the thread was started a year ago, the whole purpose of bumping it up was to compare reality with predictions, and not to make up some of your own (which could be done in a seperate thread so they're not muddled up)

Ernham
11-05-2006, 08:28 PM
I think he's referring to the fact

I think he's just being a dickwad.

revolution
11-05-2006, 08:28 PM
I think he's referring to the fact that, seeing as the thread was started a year ago, the whole purpose of bumping it up was to compare reality with predictions, and not to make up some of your own (which could be done in a seperate thread so they're not muddled up)

Agree with that.

You're such a cutie, btw :kiss:

Ernham
11-05-2006, 08:30 PM
I think he's referring to the fact that, seeing as the thread was started a year ago, the whole purpose of bumping it up was to compare reality with predictions, and not to make up some of your own (which could be done in a seperate thread so they're not muddled up)

That logic would dictate a NEW thread that posts the rating of the top ten players at the applicable date, instead of people bumping this one and posting their comments here, getting pre and post scenario all "muddled up".

Purple Rainbow
11-05-2006, 08:34 PM
I think he's just being a dickwad.

:bowdown:
Oh, how I envy you....

Ernham
11-05-2006, 08:38 PM
:bowdown:
Oh, how I envy you....

That's two people now that posted next year predictions and then immediately deleted it. :D

Purple Rainbow
11-05-2006, 08:41 PM
That's two people now that posted next year predictions and then immediately deleted it. :D

At least they stopped short of calling other people "dickwads". :rolleyes:

Naranoc
11-05-2006, 08:41 PM
That's two people now that posted next year predictions and then immediately deleted it. :D

Learning from other people's mistakes :yeah:

:lol:

markom
11-05-2006, 08:43 PM
(2006-2007)
1. Federer
2. Nadal

No order:

3-5. Ljubicic, Davydeno, A-rod

5-10. Berdych, Blake, Haas, Gasquet, Nalbandian

Yes, i know it's technically one too many. =P One will be just off the edge of the other perhaps. One of these will actually have a serious injury and drop many positions due to no fault of their own.

ancic,djokovic,bhagdatis,gonzales,murray are also strong contenders for 5-10

5-10 (end of 2007)
ljubicic,ancic,berdich,djokovic,bhagdatis.

Ernham
11-05-2006, 08:44 PM
Learning from other people's mistakes :yeah:

:lol:

No mistakes. Several rude assholes, though. The original post does not specify any beginning or ending.

That tennis kid
11-05-2006, 09:21 PM
Learning from other people's mistakes :yeah:

:lol:

:lol: