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Who will win the 2006 Australian Open

Lleytonisthebest
12-08-2005, 03:57 PM
Just choose and say why lol. Personally i bet on Safin or Federer :devil:

RonE
12-08-2005, 03:59 PM
Safin? We are yet to find out if he will be healthy and fit enough to compete at the australian let alone win it :shrug:

Lleytonisthebest
12-08-2005, 04:04 PM
he will don't worry

Galaxystorm
12-08-2005, 04:08 PM
Federer, Nadal or Gasquet ( one of them )

prima donna
12-08-2005, 04:11 PM
Roger will win the Australian Open, I don't see anyone capable of defeating him.

Let's see, he has a clear path (#1 seed) to the SF.

Who is going to beat Roger ? Now that I actually think about it, very unlikely that Safin will be ready in time to contend against the Hewitt's, Agassi's, Roddick's or even Nadal's of the world, let alone Roger.

There will probably be a lot of early round upsets, it'd be easy for one to argue David Nalbandian could give Roger trouble, but he'd have to do a million things to even meet up with him.

Problem is, meeting Roger at the right time and place or advancing far enough to play him if you're a top player.

Hewitt runs into Roger at all the wrong times, the last few tournaments (aside from Australia) he's been placed on Roger's side of the draw.

Fedex is most vulnerable during the earlier rounds of a tournament, if the Berdych's or Gasquet's of the world played him in a QF, it'd be a possibility ... even then ... I wouldn't bet money against Roger.

If he shows up to the tournament with a healthy and confident mindset, completely forgets what a nightmare losing to Nalbandian was ... break out the champagne and mark another Slam down in the book ...

One Small Step for Roger ... closer to Pete.

mangoes
12-08-2005, 04:12 PM
I'm going to say Roger. I think the lack of play will affect Marat in the beginning of 2006.

jenanun
12-08-2005, 04:13 PM
i think its either federer, nadal or hewitt... but personally i would love to see nadal to win!!!

prima donna
12-08-2005, 04:19 PM
i think its either federer, nadal or hewitt... but personally i would love to see nadal to win!!!
Nadal will have to get by Hewitt.

Nadal #2 seed
Federer #1 seed

Since I don't buy into the whole theory of "random seeding", based on this ideology Lleyton would end up on Nadal's side of the draw.

I don't think that Rafael can beat Lleyton's game, Lleyton's thousands of fans supporting him and the speed of the court, which will probably be faster this year after a bit of complaining from other Australian players that it was a tad too slow. That match will be a Davis Cup atmosphere.

Dessislava
12-08-2005, 04:20 PM
The Australian Open will be win by the blond handsome tennis player whos name i dont konow. Who else agrees with me? :wavey:

Dessislava
12-08-2005, 04:22 PM
Oh,that is Hewitt,I'm sorry. What a strange name

SwissMister1
12-08-2005, 04:39 PM
Since I don't buy into the whole theory of "random seeding", based on this ideology Lleyton would end up on Nadal's side of the draw.


And Neil Armstrong never landed on the moon, either, right?

Galaxystorm
12-08-2005, 04:42 PM
Oh,that is Hewitt,I'm sorry. What a strange name

If someone defeats Roger before facing Hewitt , Lleyton could win Aus open perfectly . But if Lleyton has to face Federer, his chances are poor because of the aussie's playstyle is hardly harmful to Roger on hard courts since Lleyton isn't a player who cleans lines but plays deep shots without risking too much , so as one of the best Federer's skills is his footwork/mobility on the court , Roger is able to take the point initiative away from Lleyton without a lot of problems and to begin to dictate the point with his groundstrokes .

Although Lleyton is a hell of a player , unluckily for him , his playstyle suits Roger perfectly and in my opinon a hard-hitting player have more chances to beat Roger on hard although surely that hard-hitting is a worse player and less solid than Hewitt .

El Legenda
12-08-2005, 04:44 PM
who ever wins all their matchs in the 2 weeks :yawn:

*Ljubica*
12-08-2005, 04:46 PM
OK - I will stick my neck out here and say I think Hewitt will win the AO in 2006. I am not a fan of his, - but he is a fighter, he wll be well-rested and he will have the crowd behind him. Just my opinion anyway.

keep_er_lit!
12-08-2005, 04:58 PM
Federer is the obvious choice, but I think Nadal could be a threat. Hewitt has a great chance on home soil after coming so close last year. Inspite of what some people are saying, I can't see Safin defending his crown.

jackieglover
12-08-2005, 04:59 PM
VINCE SPADEA!!!!!!!

mongo
12-08-2005, 05:15 PM
I think Federer might approach '06 AO as if he has something to prove considering the way he faded v. Nalbandian.

Barring injury, I picked Fed.

Fergie
12-08-2005, 05:40 PM
Roger :)

keep_er_lit!
12-08-2005, 05:45 PM
I really don't see how Federer's loss to Nalbandian means he has something to prove in 2006 - he qualified for TMC waaay before anyone else, he played the whole tournament in far from his peak condition after being out of action for 6 weeks with injury, yet somehow managed to beat everyone he played (including Nalbandian in their first match, and double bagelling Gaudio). He only eventually lost to Nalbandian after he eventually ran out of steam in what was a gruelling five set match on top of a gruelling week of tennis.

DrJules
12-08-2005, 05:46 PM
Who will win:

Federer - will win provided he does not have any problems with his feet or physical fitness. The only player who has his destiny in his own hands. YES
Nadal - incredibly mental tough and supreme athlete. To win he will need to stand nearer baseline and hit fewer short groundstrokes. YES
Roddick - he will only win if he tries to overpower the opponent. He should not even try subtle tennis it is inconsistent with his personality. YES
Hewitt - lack of power + baby distractions. NO
Nalbandian - pressure too intense + lack of killer instinct. NO
Gasquet - inexperience + only just recovered from injury. NO
Berdych - inexperience + too much hit and miss. NO
Agassi - fitness problem. NO
Safin - knee problem + insufficient match practice. NO

Winner will come from Federer, Nadal or Roddick.

Federer win - most likely if Nadal and Roddick in same side of draw. Roddick should beat Nadal; Nadal incapable of returning Roddick serve and Roddick can use powerful forehand to hit winners of Nadal's short groundstrokes. Federer will then beat Roddick.
Nadal win - Federer and Roddick in same side of draw. Federer would beat Roddick. Federer does not have power to beat Nadal on Rebound Ace.
Roddick win - if the above 2 come unstuck or Roddick discovers how to beat Federer.

Go with Federer, but consider him a marginal favourite from Nadal and Roddick.

shotgun
12-08-2005, 06:12 PM
Rogi. :yawn:

musefanatic
12-08-2005, 06:26 PM
Has to be Fed :)

white&blue
12-08-2005, 06:27 PM
I would say Nadal because the surface in Melbourne is so slow and he gets there fresh and with confidence. And his fitness is great.

jazz_girl
12-08-2005, 06:33 PM
Federer is the safe option ;)

DrJules
12-08-2005, 06:49 PM
I would say Nadal because the surface in Melbourne is so slow and he gets there fresh and with confidence. And his fitness is great.

Does anyone know how slow the surface is. I know last year that Lleyton Hewitt said it was quite slow.

mongo
12-08-2005, 06:53 PM
I really don't see how Federer's loss to Nalbandian means he has something to prove in 2006 - he qualified for TMC waaay before anyone else, he played the whole tournament in far from his peak condition after being out of action for 6 weeks with injury, yet somehow managed to beat everyone he played (including Nalbandian in their first match, and double bagelling Gaudio). He only eventually lost to Nalbandian after he eventually ran out of steam in what was a gruelling five set match on top of a gruelling week of tennis.
I don't disagree, which is why I qualified my prediction with "barring injury." Indeed, he was far from peak condition due to an injury which sidelined him for 6 weeks. However, IMO, he had better be tournament tough to go best of 5 for two weeks in the summer heat of Australia.

As for TMC, more than half the field withdrew. Some alternates had to fly to Shanghi at the last minute. Only the final was best of 5. We just don't know how a subpar Federer would have done against the likes of Nadal, Roddick, Hewitt, Agassi and Safin had they been healthy. Save for Safin and Agassi (????), the other 3 should be in Australia.

disturb3d
12-08-2005, 07:04 PM
Nalbandian. No one has the stuff to defeat him at this point and time of his career.

When he loses his current aura, we'll probably see the old Dave again.

prima donna
12-08-2005, 07:19 PM
Nalbandian. No one has the stuff to defeat him at this point and time of his career.

:eek:

keep_er_lit!
12-08-2005, 07:38 PM
Nalbandian. No one has the stuff to defeat him at this point and time of his career.

:rolleyes:

Liverpool4ever
12-08-2005, 08:37 PM
I can't see Federer loosing to anyone, provided he is even fairly fit. I think the loss to Safin was by far his most painful loss and he will want to put that right. My prediction is that it will be a Federer Hewitt final. I also think that it will be Hewitt against Nadal on the other side of the draw with Hewitt once again prevailing over Nadal in 5 tough sets.

mongo
12-08-2005, 08:42 PM
My prediction is that it will be a Federer Hewitt final....or another SF, right?

MissMoJo
12-08-2005, 09:11 PM
Nalbandian. No one has the stuff to defeat him at this point and time of his career.

When he loses his current aura, we'll probably see the old Dave again.
:spit:

bellascarlett
12-08-2005, 11:04 PM
Safin? We are yet to find out if he will be healthy and fit enough to compete at the australian let alone win it :shrug:

Ugh annoying knee injury! But I'll still stand by Marat...haha...that's if he competes... :rolleyes:

Deivid23
12-08-2005, 11:10 PM
Rafael Nadal

Merton
12-08-2005, 11:43 PM
Vasilis Mazarakis, if he makes it to the main draw :lol:

DrJules
12-09-2005, 12:13 AM
The betting odds on the Australian Open seem to have decided Roger Federer is almost certain to win (putting on 13 to win 8 before the event has started). I think in light of recent events this seems extreme.

prima donna
12-09-2005, 12:17 AM
The betting odds on the Australian Open seem to have decided Roger Federer is almost certain to win (putting on 13 to win 8 before the event has started). I think in light of recent events this seems extreme.
:rolleyes:

Art&Soul
12-09-2005, 12:30 AM
Rogelio hopefully @!@

Corey Feldman
12-09-2005, 12:45 AM
Federer

biggest challengers will be Roddick and Nalbandian.
maybe Nadal if he can make it past fourth round.

williaer
12-09-2005, 01:18 AM
either roger or andy

i cant really see nadal doing super well in melbourne and marat and lleyton havent played for a little while so they might be quite rusty.

im going for andy!!

Kristen
12-09-2005, 02:58 AM
:shrug: Probably Roger. I voted for Berdych though. Thought he could do with a bit of support :hug:

Exodus
12-09-2005, 09:29 AM
"The One" will probably win AO, but I can see Safin beating him again if he plays. Safin almost always plays his best at AO :)

Cookiedough
12-09-2005, 10:03 AM
I think Federer will win but i'll be hoping for Nadal or Safin

missbungle
12-09-2005, 10:19 AM
It would be my fantasy to see Hewitt beat Federer in the final, but I think Federer's most likely to win.

TheMightyFed
12-09-2005, 10:23 AM
Maybe first GS for Nalby...

landoud
12-09-2005, 10:35 AM
Federer

Adman
12-09-2005, 12:16 PM
My money would have to be on Federer he has the weapons to win, but there are also many other contenders for the title, like Safin and Hewitt. If I would want one player to win it, it would have to be Andre Agassi.

JuliC
12-09-2005, 12:53 PM
I hope Hewitt or Agassi

Deea
12-09-2005, 02:33 PM
It's probably a long shot but...as hope dies last...I voted for Marat! :)

sports freak
12-09-2005, 02:54 PM
My money would have to be on Federer he has the weapons to win, but there are also many other contenders for the title, like Safin and Hewitt. If I would want one player to win it, it would have to be Andre Agassi.

Plus the mentallity to destroy his opponents !!!!

Loremaster
12-09-2005, 02:59 PM
Andy Roddick :worship: , I think he may do it he was always playing very well in AO, he has weapons ( service, forehand) to win it question is if he is mentaly good enough :)

garylanders
12-09-2005, 03:24 PM
Safin ? No way if you ask me, Federer, Nalbandian or Berdych
If Lleyton´s going to win it someone else has to knock out Federer in the semis/quarters

gusman890
12-09-2005, 04:57 PM
I'm pretty sure Federer will win, but i want Murray to make some noise =)

RonE
12-09-2005, 05:58 PM
Just to continue my chain of thought regarding Safin- we also don't know in what condition Roger's feet are. We don't know wether he came back prematurely and incurred further damage by playing Shanghai. So there is also a question mark regarding how fit he will be for the Open.

Jimnik
12-10-2005, 12:46 PM
I reckon Federer will beat Nadal in the final.

Lleytonisthebest
12-10-2005, 01:23 PM
I can't understand how roddick is the second favourite.....

Lleytonisthebest
12-10-2005, 05:34 PM
and gasquet has better chances to win then Hewitt ??

keqtqiadv
12-10-2005, 05:54 PM
2002 champion Thomas Johansson!

bad gambler
12-10-2005, 10:28 PM
Nadal

DrJules
12-10-2005, 11:26 PM
and gasquet has better chances to win then Hewitt ??

Lleyton has a baby on his mind, the others have tennis.

disturb3d
12-10-2005, 11:41 PM
This is the bottom-line, fat asses.

Nadal 30%
Federer 30%
Nalbandian 30%
Others %10

DrJules
12-10-2005, 11:45 PM
This is the bottom-line, fat asses.

Nadal 30%
Federer 30%
Nalbandian 30%
Others %10

So the 10% includes Any Roddick, Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt + rest of tour. Brave prediction.

sigmagirl91
12-10-2005, 11:52 PM
This is the bottom-line, fat asses.

Nadal 30%
Federer 30%
Nalbandian 30%
Others %10

Who are you calling a fat ass?

prima donna
12-10-2005, 11:53 PM
Who are you calling a fat ass?
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Freddi22cl
12-10-2005, 11:59 PM
This is the bottom-line, fat asses.

Nadal 30%
Federer 30%
Nalbandian 30%
Others %10


David 30%, huh? where? when? how?...... :angel:

disturb3d
12-11-2005, 12:04 AM
David 30%, huh? where? when? how?...... :angel:Aussie open, 16-29 Jan, with his patented backhand down the line.

disturb3d
12-11-2005, 12:06 AM
Who are you calling a fat ass?Woah now... Don't pretend you don't have feelings for me.

shotgun
12-11-2005, 12:06 AM
It looks like if Nalbandian doesn't reach semi-finals or better here, he'll suddenly turn from an underrated player into an overrated one. :p

DrJules
12-11-2005, 12:07 AM
Who are you calling a fat ass?

I thought an "ass" was a four-legged long-eared mammel of the horse genus. Therefore, it does not apply to any of us. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Freddi22cl
12-11-2005, 12:19 AM
Aussie open, 16-29 Jan, with his patented backhand down the line.

that same patented backhand that we have seen him use in 16 previous Slams and fail to win ONCE? and NOW he has a magical 30% chance to win here?

are you sure? ;)

tangerine_dream
12-11-2005, 01:53 AM
VINCE SPADEA!!!!!!!
:yeah:

Top Ten here we come! :banana:

sigmagirl91
12-11-2005, 04:19 AM
Woah now... Don't pretend you don't have feelings for me.

Ha! What feelings? :o

Bad Religion
12-11-2005, 04:23 AM
From the list , I would like Lleyton , Rafa or Marat .

My vote : RAFA NADAL

Flibbertigibbet
12-11-2005, 04:25 AM
Federer, Gasquet, Nalbandian, Safin, Nadal, Hewitt, or Roddick... Maybe Agassi if he's fit...

(I'm not big on taking risks with my prediction, am I? :angel: )

Tatanka
12-11-2005, 06:29 AM
Roger

landoud
12-11-2005, 08:48 AM
Roger
i second that

Peoples
12-11-2005, 11:35 AM
Agassi will win if he's fit to play. He's always in great shape for the AO. :cool:

Gigan
12-11-2005, 01:00 PM
Agassi ( if not injured)!

if ...
then - Nalbandian!!!

http://www.masters-cup.com/en/players/photogallery/photos/2005-11-20/f_pic-11-20-05-n06-g.jpg

drf716
12-14-2005, 03:20 AM
i would want marat to win
but who i think will win is still marat

Frank Winkler
12-14-2005, 03:36 AM
if if if if if if

Lleytonisthebest
12-22-2005, 04:25 PM
safin will be just something like n°12 seed *_* ??

alfonsojose
12-22-2005, 04:28 PM
Kolya

RogiFan88
12-22-2005, 07:23 PM
Why qualify Agassi with (if not injured)?? Why not all the players (if not injured)?

idolwatcher1
12-22-2005, 07:47 PM
So far it seems that the majority expects someone from the Top 3 to win the AO... ;)

DrJules
12-22-2005, 09:27 PM
So far it seems that the majority expects someone from the Top 3 to win the AO... ;)

As expected. The best players are most likely to win.

Lleytonisthebest
12-22-2005, 09:28 PM
why agssi (if not injured) ? because he's the only player who said he may miss the AO (injury)

guy in sf
12-22-2005, 09:40 PM
It would be great if Gasquet can win it but that might be too early of a forecast for big succcess for him since I don't even know if he's healthy enough right now.

Aleksa's Laydee
12-22-2005, 10:18 PM
Other: Thomas Johansson...a girl can dream can't she ;)

idolwatcher1
12-22-2005, 10:35 PM
As expected. The best players are most likely to win.
well, everyone has their own opinion on who the "best" players are for a tournament (like the Australian Open)... it isn't always the three highest ranked players for the past year, and the three highest ranked players for one year aren't necessarily going to be the "best" players in the next year, but anyway... I was just pointing out that the majority polled so far do believe that one of the Top 3 players will win the AO... :cool:

Sue Ellen
12-22-2005, 10:48 PM
Puerta is SO going to win this one.....it's in the bag!

juanito7
12-23-2005, 09:18 AM
Gasquet for sure!! he made such a hard work this winter, he's going to be back tougher than ever! be ware you will see the newest gasquet... :devil:

A_Skywalker
12-23-2005, 09:22 AM
Rafa Nadal , I have a feeling he will win AO , just watch ...

silverwhite
12-23-2005, 09:25 AM
Gasquet for sure!! he made such a hard work this winter, he's going to be back tougher than ever! be ware you will see the newest gasquet... :devil:

Tu as trop de confiance. :o

Sure, he has worked on his fitness, but he wasn't able to practice tennis-wise until early this month so I'm not expecting too much. Besides, he hasn't even been past the 4th round of a GS yet. :p

juanito7
12-23-2005, 09:55 AM
Surely, i know, and i doubt to see him winning the first slam of the year, but as everybody here, i just want to be a bit optimistic with my favourite player!!!

silverwhite
12-23-2005, 09:58 AM
Un peu trop optimiste, non? :p

Lleytonisthebest
12-23-2005, 12:11 PM
elle pourrait avoir raison ....

silverwhite
12-23-2005, 01:14 PM
elle pourrait avoir raison ....

On verra :p

FerrersLinda
12-23-2005, 05:11 PM
I think Marat has a real good chance of winning AO. Now I know he hasn't played tennis for about half a year, but he is somebody that does real good when he is confident and AO has always been a good tourney for him. So, yeah I see Marat going atleast to the SF.

That being said, being the headcase he is, he could be out in round 1!

FerrersLinda
12-23-2005, 05:14 PM
I think Marat has a real good chance of winning AO. Now I know he hasn't played tennis for about half a year, but he is somebody who needs to be confident and AO has always been a good tourney for him. Also judging by the beginning of 2005, Peter has tamed him a bit. So, yeah I see Marat going atleast to the SF.

That being said, being the headcase he is, he could be out in round 1!

FerrersLinda
12-23-2005, 05:17 PM
Oops!!! Sorry for the dubble post guys!

etiage
12-23-2005, 05:28 PM
plus the fact that he could still be injured

updates on how marat's doing, anyone?

Lleytonisthebest
12-23-2005, 06:38 PM
lol don't worry for him he's good surely having fun

Kosm
12-23-2005, 06:47 PM
plus the fact that he could still be injured

updates on how marat's doing, anyone?

He's in Valencia now. Supposedely finished his rehub about a week ago and hopefully has started working on his fitness in full. There are still some doubts about AO though.

Lleytonisthebest
12-23-2005, 07:40 PM
shaved his hair ?? :rolleyes:

etiage
12-24-2005, 02:33 AM
thanks

that's good news
slightly different situation with goran, but i've always felt bad that he can't be back at wimbledon as defending champ

Deboogle!.
12-24-2005, 02:57 AM
well, everyone has their own opinion on who the "best" players are for a tournament (like the Australian Open)... it isn't always the three highest ranked players for the past year, and the three highest ranked players for one year aren't necessarily going to be the "best" players in the next year, but anyway... I was just pointing out that the majority polled so far do believe that one of the Top 3 players will win the AO... :cool:But I think in this case, the top few players in the world are also, as recent history would suggest, the most likely to consistently do the best at this tourney. Roger's got a title and a SF, Andy's got two semis and a QF, Nadal showed he can play on the surface by pushing Hewitt even last year, Hewitt's got the Final and it's his home slam...

If I were forced to put money on it, I would bet that one of those 4 will win it. But I haven't been forced, so I won't. ;)

idolwatcher1
12-24-2005, 05:04 AM
Yes, of course...the safe thing to do is to predict the winner be from the Top 3, it's just that when you look at the AO from the past decade...

Safin - seeded #4 when he won in 2005
Federer - seeded #2 when he won in 2004 (his opponent was unseeded)
Agassi - seeded #2 when he won in 2003 (his opponent was seeded #31)
ToJo - seeded #18 when he won in 2002
Agassi - seeded #6 when he won in 2001 (his opponent was seeded #15)
Agassi - seeded #1 when he won in 2000
Kafelnikov - seeded #10 when he won in 1999
Korda - seeded #6 when he won in 1998
Sampras - seeded #1 when he won in 1997
Becker - seeded #4 when he won in 1996

4 winners inside the Top 3
6 winners outside the Top 3... 4 of those being outside the Top 5
So, you just never know... :unsure:

Federerthebest
12-24-2005, 08:53 AM
4 winners inside the Top 3
6 winners outside the Top 3... 4 of those being outside the Top 5
So, you just never know...

Though both Korda and Johansson were abberations. Johansson benefited from an easy draw and we all know how Korda got his win i.e. the same way most Argentine players have achieved their successes.

DrJules
12-24-2005, 09:18 AM
Though both Korda and Johansson were abberations. Johansson benefited from an easy draw and we all know how Korda got his win i.e. the same way most Argentine players have achieved their successes.

Gaudio at the French Open and Nalbandian at the year end masters have NOT tested positive. Which successful Argentinian players did you mean?

Korda tested positive for nandrolone. Was he not part of a number of tennis players who tested positive as a result of an electrolyte replacement drink given by on-court trainers which may have unknowingly contained the banned steroid.

landoud
12-24-2005, 10:44 AM
alot of great wishes to federer

yomike
12-24-2005, 11:22 AM
Gasquet will win it. Haven't you guys heard the France Davis Cup Captain say Gasquet is almost perfect ;) . Of course no one is perfect so I'm happy with that.
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yomike
12-24-2005, 11:50 AM
Though both Korda and Johansson were abberations. Johansson benefited from an easy draw and we all know how Korda got his win i.e. the same way most Argentine players have achieved their successes.

Haven't you heard all Argentinians blahh blah. You just can't help yourself can you? Tell me why do you like generalizing people into a certain category and then making them feel bad about it?
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silverwhite
12-24-2005, 03:26 PM
Gasquet will win it. Haven't you guys heard the France Davis Cup Captain say Gasquet is almost perfect ;) . Of course no one is perfect so I'm happy with that.
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:rolleyes:

Deboogle!.
12-24-2005, 03:35 PM
Yes, of course...the safe thing to do is to predict the winner be from the Top 3, it's just that when you look at the AO from the past decade...

Safin - seeded #4 when he won in 2005
Federer - seeded #2 when he won in 2004 (his opponent was unseeded)
Agassi - seeded #2 when he won in 2003 (his opponent was seeded #31)
ToJo - seeded #18 when he won in 2002
Agassi - seeded #6 when he won in 2001 (his opponent was seeded #15)
Agassi - seeded #1 when he won in 2000
Kafelnikov - seeded #10 when he won in 1999
Korda - seeded #6 when he won in 1998
Sampras - seeded #1 when he won in 1997
Becker - seeded #4 when he won in 1996

4 winners inside the Top 3
6 winners outside the Top 3... 4 of those being outside the Top 5
So, you just never know... :unsure:But we're not talking about the past decade, we're talking about 2006 :lol: Plus, those stats show that the top 6 won the past 8 of 10 years, so it's like AO winners are some sort of crazy anomaly. You could include the 5 and 6 players in the current rankings and I'd include them as very reasonable potential winners, too.

SuperRevelation
12-24-2005, 05:33 PM
Fernando Gonzalez will win it :D

idolwatcher1
12-24-2005, 06:32 PM
But we're not talking about the past decade, we're talking about 2006 :lol: Plus, those stats show that the top 6 won the past 8 of 10 years, so it's like AO winners are some sort of crazy anomaly. You could include the 5 and 6 players in the current rankings and I'd include them as very reasonable potential winners, too.
Deb, this discussion started because I was talking about the Top 3 in this poll (which happened to be the Top 3 in the current rankings)... I wasn't discussing the success of the Top 6 or anything further :lol: ... my stats were directly related to the Top 3 at the AO (from the past decade), which is why I displayed them... I was just re-emphasizing how a player's Top 3 ranking in the recent past doesn't necessarily correlate with who wins the AO... I do agree, though, that the safe thing to do would be to pick a Top 3 player as the next winner of the AO IF you were to pick one, but 2006 or not, anything can happen...

Lleytonisthebest
12-25-2005, 10:28 AM
for me n°2, n°3, n°4 or n°5 are almost the same

jacobhiggins
12-26-2005, 06:18 AM
People need to have balls and speak up. They need to say who they think will win it, not who they think the threats are. I think Federer is gonna win it!!!

TommyM
12-26-2005, 07:18 AM
My vote goes to Nalbandian. He's got confidence now that he has won the Masters. I predict that he won't lose a set until the semifinals. ;)

ClaycourtaZzZz.
12-26-2005, 09:36 AM
My vote goes to Nalbandian. He's got confidence now that he has won the Masters. I predict that he won't lose a set until the semifinals. ;)
With that serve...?:)

disturb3d
12-26-2005, 09:48 AM
With that serve...?:)The same serve that made Ivan and Davydenko look like rookies.

Viva la Nalbandian!

Lleytonisthebest
12-27-2005, 12:35 PM
actually he has a good serve but not consistent enough just depend on days

AgassiDomination
12-27-2005, 02:43 PM
Agassi!

PahelWaske
12-28-2005, 01:33 AM
Fed, I hope he's really able to play his A game again meanwhile, then he should really win it, though he may have some difficulties vs several hot dark horses / young guns...I strongly believe that this is gonna be an awesome tourney! Even better than 05! :worship: