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Who do you expect in the top 10 next year (2004)

Ray
12-07-2003, 03:12 AM
Who do you think will be nr one
And which ones do you also expect in the top ten?

I'm thinkin of Federer as my number one
I mean it looks asif he doesn't even break al little sweat to hit a backhand!!

I'm hoping for Haas in the top ten although the big question is if he's really playing the year from the beginning
And though in my point of view it isn't likely to come back in the top10 from such a big injury and long injury time. I'm still hoping :-)

also i'm sure we will see Roddick there

I think Ferrero and Coria too because they are very consistent, though I don't see them in the number one spot specially not Coria :-)

I'm wondering if Agassi can still do it I hope so :-D

Moya had made me very unsure :-(
I'm not so happy with the way he played this year
But I hope he does better next year and ends up in the top 10 again

I almost forgot Hewitt
I still see hewitt in the top 8 if he plays enough even in the top5
And also Safin --> suprise me :-D

Yep these are a few of them

coolman
12-07-2003, 03:17 AM
just crossing my fingers, but hopefully Andy will
start to suck like Lleyton did in 2003, and Mardy
will replace him in the TOP 10, but it's just a dream of course:)

MisterQ
12-07-2003, 03:19 AM
Ray, are you really situated in Surinam? What a fascinating location!

I am 90% positive that Federer will reach No. 1 at some point next year. With his Wimby and Masters Cup points hanging around, he has a lot of time in the first six months to make it happen. As for year-end No. 1, too early to predict!

Roddick may lose No. 1 early in the year, especially if he doesn't make the semis again in Australia. But if he can improve his clay court results he could get back on top quickly because his great results from the second half of 2003 will still count.

Ferrero can be expected to have another great clay court season. As for hard courts, I expect him to do well, but only if he plays better than he has in his last six matches, lol!

Agassi will probably do well next year, but his ranking will likely dip out of the top five since he doesn't play nearly as often as most of the others.

I expect Hewitt to start making a move back toward the top ten, and hopefully Haas and Safin will too!

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 03:21 AM
Top ten next year.... barring injury or what have you, of the players who finished in the top ten this year, I would expect to see the following (not necessarily in this order):
Roddick, Federer, Ferrero, Coria

If his injury doesn't plague him, Nalbandian could do it again.

If they play full schedules and don't retire :p: Agassi and Hewitt

I've been predicting Moya to fall out of the top ten since he got back in, and he refuses to do it ;) But a lot of his points were earned in smaller tournaments... some of which that a now much improved Coria will likely be playing as well... he also defends some points in Miami.... then again, something went fishy in Australia (:p) last year so he can only gain there... bah, Moya will likely stick around just to annoy me ;) If he's healthy, he's too good not to.

If Safin comes back healthy and plays a fully schedule, he can play at half best and make it back to the top 10.

I'm not sure what to make of Schuettler... if he keeps himself fit, I can't imagine him having a HUGE fall. he's been so consistent everywhere that if he loses in the first round of the Australian Open, he's still top ten - by some margin!

I'm sure we'll have a surprise or two, like we always do ... who called Coria or Schuettler at the end of last year?

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 03:22 AM
just crossing my fingers, but hopefully Andy will
start to suck like Lleyton did in 2003, and Mardy
will replace him in the TOP 10, but it's just a dream of course:)
Mardy... now there is somebody that I didn't think about. If he keeps improving as he has been (and doesn't stagnate ala James Blake), I don't see why not. Perhaps he can be one of the "surprises"? ;)

Ray
12-07-2003, 03:30 AM
Yep MisterQ
That's really where I live, Surinam
Do you know the place?

In South America, just above Brasil :-)
Not many people know it
Almost nobody I ask in U.S.A actuallu :-D

Deboogle!.
12-07-2003, 03:31 AM
Mardy... now there is somebody that I didn't think about. If he keeps improving as he has been (and doesn't stagnate ala James Blake), I don't see why not. Perhaps he can be one of the "surprises"? ;)

I hope so!! I'd LOVE Mardy to be in the top 10 - that's his big goal for next year and I think he can certainly accomplish it. He's shown he can play well against a lot of those guys and he finally showed he can put it together to win a title.... I definitely think it's a possibility.

Other than Mardy, I expect most of the same to be in the top 10, probably a different order of course, but assuming nothing freakish happens (a la Hewitt in 2003) I expect Roddick, Federer, Ferrero, Coria, Agassi, Moya, Nalbandian all to be in the top 10. If Mark is healthy and has as good results as he did this year when healthy he can stay there...and I'm going to assume Lleyton will be back full force and make his way back up. Grosjean could stay up around there too if he has consistent results.

Other potential surprises though (just sort of throwing names out there, not saying I really think it will happen)... maybe Henman, El-Aynaoui

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 03:33 AM
Gonzo is supposedly aiming for the top ten next year. I'm of the opinion that he's too inconsistent to do it (he'd rather lose flashy than win ugly), but all the best to him.

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 03:34 AM
What about Massu? I'm pretty sure that he doesn't defend very much the first half the year...

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 03:38 AM
Dent isn't consistent enough imo... he's good enough to beat anybody (on a fast surface) on any given day, and will likely win at least a couple tournaments again. But I can't see him putting it together long enough to get to the top ten.... I like him though, so I hope he does something wacky like wins Miami and proves me wrong ;)

J. Corwin
12-07-2003, 03:41 AM
I'm pretty confident Hewitt will be back.
I have a question mark for Hass and Safin.

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 03:42 AM
Safin crashed out late last year during his big "comeback."

I seem to recall him winning Paris (giving Hewitt the spanking of his life in the process) and Davis Cup, ending 2002 ranked at number 3. Not bad for somebody who "crashed out" late last year.

As for this year... he's been injured. THE ENTIRE YEAR. Since Australia.

MisterQ
12-07-2003, 03:46 AM
Yep MisterQ
That's really where I live, Surinam
Do you know the place?

In South America, just above Brasil :-)
Not many people know it
Almost nobody I ask in U.S.A actuallu :-D

I do know about Surinam from looking at maps and reading a little. I know it has amazing rain forests. But I've never met anyone from there (or any of those three, Guyana or French Guiana either), that's why it caught my attention! Do you live on the coast? In the city? And are there lots of tennis players there? (if you don't mind my curiosity) :)

Deboogle!.
12-07-2003, 03:49 AM
Dent isn't consistent enough imo... he's good enough to beat anybody (on a fast surface) on any given day, and will likely win at least a couple tournaments again. But I can't see him putting it together long enough to get to the top ten.... I like him though, so I hope he does something wacky like wins Miami and proves me wrong ;)

He had a lot of injuries, which is really too bad. I think if he can get fitter and stay healthy, the consistency will come.

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 03:52 AM
He had a lot of injuries, which is really too bad. I think if he can get fitter and stay healthy, the consistency will come.
True, that. Apparently he really started to crack down on his fitness during the last half of last year... hope he keeps it up.

Deboogle!.
12-07-2003, 04:05 AM
True, that. Apparently he really started to crack down on his fitness during the last half of last year... hope he keeps it up.

oh great!! I think he would've had a really good shot against Agassi in the USO if he hadn't had to stop. And he ditched his coach some point around there right? And man, it was really too bad to see him lose in qualies in both Madrid AND Paris right after his two great title runs (so at least in 2004 he'll have direct entry to all the TMS tourneys - if he'd gotten into Madrid and Paris he could've done really well and ended the year enen higher, but alas was not to be). And he'll be really dangerous on grass... does he even know how to stay back hehe

btw Rebecca did you notice we're having a nice friendly discussion and even agreeing :)

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 04:20 AM
oh great!! I think he would've had a really good shot against Agassi in the USO if he hadn't had to stop. And he ditched his coach some point around there right? And man, it was really too bad to see him lose in qualies in both Madrid AND Paris right after his two great title runs (so at least in 2004 he'll have direct entry to all the TMS tourneys - if he'd gotten into Madrid and Paris he could've done really well and ended the year enen higher, but alas was not to be). And he'll be really dangerous on grass... does he even know how to stay back hehe

btw Rebecca did you notice we're having a nice friendly discussion and even agreeing :)
We can agree on Mardy and Dent. I can separate petty fights in one thread from conversation in the other... I'm good like that :p You are too, apparently.

I'm hot and cold about Mardy... sometimes I like him, other times I want to gag him. Strangely though, I found myself defending his violent outbust at the umpire in Australia his year, yet bitching about his whining against Younes in Montreal :confused:

lizabeth..*
12-07-2003, 04:24 AM
ferrero, roddick, federer, coria, id like to think moya could still hang in there and that marat could come back...other wise nalbandian as well....agassi will still be lurking and maybe hewitt will make it back

Deboogle!.
12-07-2003, 04:38 AM
We can agree on Mardy and Dent. I can separate petty fights in one thread from conversation in the other... I'm good like that :p You are too, apparently.

I'm hot and cold about Mardy... sometimes I like him, other times I want to gag him. Strangely though, I found myself defending his violent outbust at the umpire in Australia his year, yet bitching about his whining against Younes in Montreal :confused:

yes I definitely am the same way... it'd take a lot more than anything said on an MB to make me hold a grudge enough to not be able to be friendly with someone. Since I've been here, I've maintained that a lot of us have more in common than it might seem and lately that's been coming out more and more, which is nice :)

As for Mardy, I really just noticed him in Cincy so I haven't actually seen him play all that much... but from what I've seen and heard he needs to even out, play a little more consistently and just sort of keep his head on straight. He just had his charity event and the local paper wrote a really nice article and everything he said sounds like he's headed in the right direction. I was really impressed by what he did in the DC tie, being chosen over Blake, a much more experienced DC player, playing right after Andy lost, having just lost to Kucera at the USO and winning away from home on his worst surface... to me that showed that he's capable of a lot, if he could deal with all those different pressures and pull out the win.

But back to the whole top 10 and who could go in and whatnot... looking at all the endless possibilities and reading whate everyone has to say is just making me more excited for 2004... could be a lot of exciting things to go down!

J. Corwin
12-07-2003, 05:56 AM
Nice to see you two getting along. :)

*Ljubica*
12-07-2003, 11:56 AM
I think Federer will definately be Number 1 for a lot of the season - yes he has got a lot of points to defend but he's too good a player not to be up there at the end of the year. Ferrero too should end Top 5, as will Nalbandian (if he can steet clear of injury), Coria, and I think Hewitt will come back strong this year too. Roddick and Agassi will still be in the Top 10 (though Roddick probably nearer 8 or 9 by the end of the year I should think), and I'd love to see Safin come back into the Top 10 too. Think Schuettler will hang in there just about - not sure about Moya though - personally I'd like to see Tim Henman back in the Top 10 again, or perhaps Grosjean.

WyverN
12-07-2003, 12:08 PM
Roddick and Agassi will still be in the Top 10 (though Roddick probably nearer 8 or 9 by the end of the year I should think),

Roddick's to good not to be in top 5 if he is healthy.

Ferrero, Federer should be there. Hewitt might sneak in 8th or 9th. Agassi might free fall. Nalbandian should be there.

I would say Roddick, Ferrero, Federer and Nalbandian are the only certainties if they remain injury free.

Billabong
12-07-2003, 01:01 PM
I also think Federer, Ferrero, Roddick, Coria, Agassi and Hewitt will be in the top-10... I think Nalbandian may be there too, and if Guga finds his form on clay, he can also be there, because he has almost no point to defend there lol...

star
12-07-2003, 01:02 PM
People are going to be seriously irritated if Roddick stays in the top 5 by the end of next year. I predict, however, if he is in the top five, but not year end number one, posters on this board will say that it proves them right, and he has no talent. :)

I have my fingers crossed for Guga and Coria. I think that this is really Guga's last year that he can fight through his medical problems and become fit enough to win on a consistent basis. I would be thrilled if he got back to the top ten. For Coria, I have so many hopes that it makes me nervous just to think about them. He has so much to defend during the clay season and the "off season" clay season, that I think it's important for him to win more on hard court just to maintain his position. He certainly is going to have a lot more pressure in 2004, just like Roddick will. It will be interesting to see how both of them handle it.

Crazy_Fool
12-07-2003, 01:52 PM
Roddick has got talent i just think there are better, more talented players out there. For example next yr i think Nalbandian will start to beat him on a regular basis, Coria could and there's Hewitt and Safin to comeback. If everyone plays at their best(which is unlikely) then i cant see Roddick being top 5.

Experimentee
12-07-2003, 02:09 PM
I think Federer will be #1 and Guga and Grosjean will reenter the top 10, as they dont have much to defend and can only improve from their bad years (by their standards).

tennischick
12-07-2003, 02:09 PM
players to watch next year (in no particular order):

marat safin
mardy fish
the farmer
the potato
roger federer
david nalbandian
guillermo coria
andre agassi

star
12-07-2003, 02:15 PM
If Federer lives up to his talent, he should be number one.

I'm hoping for Guga to enter the top ten, but I still am not sure that he will ever come back from his surgery. Grosjean -- I think he will have to fight very hard indeed to regain a place in the top ten.

star
12-07-2003, 04:03 PM
If someone could only get inside Poo's head. Who knows? My bet is that he will suffer from some injuries, won't play as well, will go out early at Wimbledon and lose all those points and slide out of the top ten. I could be wrong about that.

There is just something about Dent or Dent's game that I don't like. I don't enjoy watching him play. Too bad, I was all prepared to like him with his tennis heritage and serve and volley style, but...... oh well. :)

jtipson
12-07-2003, 04:17 PM
I think Tim Henman will be in the top 10 for at least the first half of the year. Currently, there are less than 200 points separating players ranked 9 to 19, and since Henman has hardly anything to defend in the first three months, a reasonable showing (4th round) at the Aussie Open should be enough for him to get back in there. Top 5 is not out of the question if he can be as consistent as he was at Bercy, but that's a big if.

As far's the top is concerned, it's going to be hard for anyone to stay number one for very long in 2004. Even if any of the current top 3 wins Melbourne, they won't necessarily pull away very far. If Federer finds his best form more consistently than he did in 2003, then I expect him to be number one the most during the year, but I wouldn't like to hazard a guess at who might be up there at the end of the year.

heya
12-07-2003, 04:19 PM
I agree.

The title of the thread might as well be
"I'm so mad! I want my faves to be in the top 5!"

Crazy_Fool
12-07-2003, 04:24 PM
Dnt like Dent either. I just dont like his game at all. Its all this power serving stuff, i aint a big fan. His volleying isnt up to much either.

Ray
12-07-2003, 05:58 PM
I do know about Surinam from looking at maps and reading a little. I know it has amazing rain forests. But I've never met anyone from there (or any of those three, Guyana or French Guiana either), that's why it caught my attention! Do you live on the coast? In the city? And are there lots of tennis players there? (if you don't mind my curiosity) :)

Yeah that's right it's between Guyana and French Guyana, you're the first person I met on the net that knew that :)
Sadly I've never been to any forest here, so obviously I live in the country.
Surinam isn't that big so there aren't really that many tennis players here. Though Surinam is 4 times as big as Holland(I do think you know this country, where Schalken lives :) ) only a small piece of it is really used namely, Paramaribo, where I live and almost everyone in Surinam.
Surinam was a colony of Holland that's why I speak dutch :D

But there are a few good players in my eyes
One of 'em is a as schoolfriend of mine, he got a scholar schip in Texas

I also tennis, but not that good really. It's just my hobby and I love it very much

:tennis:

Yashirobai
12-07-2003, 07:24 PM
I hope Nadal and Feliciano Lopez can do it, but sincerely I don't think they will.

Srichaphan and Hewitt are my main favourites as new top 10 players (in relation to last year).

Iza
12-07-2003, 07:25 PM
1. Marat Safin
2. Juanqui Ferrero
3. Rogi Federer
4. Guillermo Coria
5. Lleyton Hewitt
6. Sebastien Grosjean
7. Tim Henman
8. Andrei Pavel ;)
9. Paradorn Srichaphan
10. David Nalbandian
..............
............
.................
......................
..........................
100000000000. Rodduck :rolleyes:

heya
12-07-2003, 07:37 PM
proved me right

RogiFan88
12-07-2003, 08:01 PM
Yep MisterQ
That's really where I live, Surinam
Do you know the place?

In South America, just above Brasil :-)
Not many people know it
Almost nobody I ask in U.S.A actuallu :-D

Surinam is one of 4 S American countries where they do NOT speak Spanish [or where Spanish is NOT the official language], right? DO they speak Dutch in Surinam?

La Guyane francaise has French, Guyana has English and is very much culturally a part of the Caribbean, and Brasil, of course, has Portuguese [Brazilian Portuguese, which I love the sound of!]

;)

Cris
12-07-2003, 09:57 PM
:wavey: Ray!
:) Rogifan, do you speak portuguese?

Safin
Federer
Ferrero
Hewitt
Agassi
Fish
Coria
Moya
Henman
Guga

WyverN
12-07-2003, 10:07 PM
lol.........these posts are funny. Face it people, without injury Roddick is staying in the top 5, if not top 3.

heya
12-07-2003, 10:15 PM
WyverN, you're on my worship list now. *bows*

Deboogle!.
12-07-2003, 10:26 PM
lol Wyver are we bringing you over to the dark side or something?

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 10:47 PM
lol.........these posts are funny. Face it people, without injury Roddick is staying in the top 5, if not top 3.
Yeah really... unless he starts serving left handed, he's top 5 :p

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 10:48 PM
If Federer lives up to his talent, he should be number one.

I'm hoping for Guga to enter the top ten, but I still am not sure that he will ever come back from his surgery. Grosjean -- I think he will have to fight very hard indeed to regain a place in the top ten.

Surely you mean "maintain"? Aside from quarters in Australia, he defends squat until the grass season.

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 10:51 PM
I hope Nadal and Feliciano Lopez can do it, but sincerely I don't think they will.

Srichaphan and Hewitt are my main favourites as new top 10 players (in relation to last year).
Lopez is better than I thought he was, but I'm not sure how good yet ;)

Nadal needs another year, but maybe he can crack the top 25 next year ;)

tangerine_dream
12-07-2003, 11:02 PM
100000000000. Rodduck :rolleyes:

:haha: Hee hee! Boy, the haters just refuuuuuse to accept reality that "Rodduck" is not going to do them a favor and just drop out of the Top Ten *snap*. No Way. No How. No Jose. Just deal with it. Life is better that way. ;)

And c'mon....Safin No. 1? Do you guys ever think with something other than your hormones? Keep dreamin', kids. :D

Kiara
12-07-2003, 11:02 PM
I dont like Roddick but i agree, i dont see him out of the top 10 next year unless he's injured and i dont wish that on him at all.Out if the current top 10 who will stay and who will go?
I think Federer,Ferrero,Roddick,Coria,Agassi and Nalbandian will stay put, Hewitt will without a doubt shove himself back in, Grosjean, i hope will stay where he is.... Flipper will slide(but prove me wrong)
gosh it's so hard to say with Safin so hell bent making this HIS year and Haas just as resolute....
I dont think Schuettler will be able to take the heat ...he might slide out and hopefully Gonzalez or Fish or Guga(GUGA!?) will replace him, but Gonzalez is just so damn unpredictable...and Guga..hopefully he'll do well enough on clay
Actually im having my doubts about Moya being there but he's here this year and he's hardly been spectacular....
ok my predictions:not in order
1.Federer
2.Ferrero
3.Agassi
4.Coria
5.Roddick
6.I kick Grosjean out for Safin
7.Hewitt
8.Im also going to put Moya out to make room for Haas
9.Nalbandian
10. Gonzalez
...???i've run out of room for Timmy....and where will Mardy Fish go? i dont know..too hard ...TOO HARD!!!!
ok...Ones to watch :
Mardy - will linger just outside the top 10 i have a feeling he's going to do well at wimbledon,Srichapan
and Taylor Dent!
Roger will be number one during some point next year as will Agassi!

Kiara
12-07-2003, 11:08 PM
Nadal needs another year, but maybe he can crack the top 25 next year ;)

Agreed!!! he's barely in the top 50 now if im not mistaken...give him another year and he'll be among the top 20!Im predicting some big wins for him in 2004!! c'mon Nadal!!!

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 11:12 PM
:haha: Hee hee! Boy, the haters just refuuuuuse to accept reality that "Rodduck" is not going to do them a favor and just drop out of the Top Ten *snap*. No Way. No How. No Jose. Just deal with it. Life is better that way. ;)

And c'mon....Safin No. 1? Do you guys ever think with something other than your hormones? Keep dreamin', kids. :D
Are you going to address your point that Safin apparently "flamed out" at the end of last year, that I attacked so effectively?

heya
12-07-2003, 11:13 PM
HAAHAAA tangerine! While playing like crap, he didn't lose 6 straight matches.

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2003, 11:13 PM
Agreed!!! he's barely in the top 50 now if im not mistaken...give him another year and he'll be among the top 20!Im predicting some big wins for him in 2004!! c'mon Nadal!!!
He'll get to play a full clay season this year, that should help ;)

WyverN
12-07-2003, 11:25 PM
lol Wyver are we bringing you over to the dark side or something?

I am sort of impartial to Andy but some people fail to realise that their hate isn't going to kick him out of the top 10

WyverN
12-07-2003, 11:28 PM
Are you going to address your point that Safin apparently "flamed out" at the end of last year, that I attacked so effectively?

I think she meant that Safin's 2003 comeback has been a disaster so far. I realy doubt Safin will be back to top 10 in 2004, maybe in 2005.

propi
12-07-2003, 11:43 PM
Feli Lůpez and Rafael Nadal will win their first tourneys next year and will surprise us all at some point in any GS :bounce:
For top 10 mainly those who are now, Moyŗ will stay there as well (sorry Becca :p) I have doubts about Andre and Coria they have tennis of course but who knows....
I would love to see Rainer up there again and Schalken as well :D

Kiara
12-07-2003, 11:46 PM
While playing like crap, he didn't lose 6 straight matches.
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Safin was INJURED for the most part of this year !! remember at the start of 2000 when he ALSO lost 6 straight matches,won in Barcelona, won in Mallorca, won TMS Toronto AND the US Open and ended up number one? i hope history repeats itself just to stop people like you from making snide comments like that!!honestly!!! :rolleyes:

tangerine_dream
12-08-2003, 12:05 AM
Are you going to address your point that Safin apparently "flamed out" at the end of last year, that I attacked so effectively?

Well, golly gee, Rebecca, I didn't know you were waiting with baited breath to hear my response. Next time I'll hop right on it! :rolleyes:

I stand by my assertion that Safin "flamed out" at the end of the year (2003). and He had injuries all year long and practically every time he tried to play he had to retire. In the last part of the year (the part where he 'flamed out'), he retired in Los Angeles, and then ended up losing in Moscow, France, Spain, and St. Petersburg. He should've just taken the whole year off to recover properly and completely.

Anyways, I can see why you were so eager to pounce. My brain has already moved on to 2004 and I misspoke 2003 as being "last year". But, instead of giving me the benefit of the doubt, you being you, chose instead to assume that I had made a gross factual error instead of suffering from one of those pesky brain farts that happens to us all. Mea culpa.

Sjengster
12-08-2003, 12:15 AM
Yes, but the trouble is you did say last year when you meant this year. People are already starting to refer to Agassi's AO win "last year", even though it was actually this year. Note to posters: 2003 does not become last year until January 1, 2004.

Chloe le Bopper
12-08-2003, 12:18 AM
Yes, but the trouble is you did say last year when you meant this year. People are already starting to refer to Agassi's AO win "last year", even though it was actually this year. Note to posters: 2003 does not become last year until January 1, 2004.
Indeed. What she wrote and what she meant were obviously completely different.

Regardless, I know what she meant now. I stand by my point that he was injured, since you know, he was. Despite being injured he had no problems coming back to spank the hell out of Ferrero on clay, so forgive me for respecting the guy ;)

Ray
12-08-2003, 01:10 AM
:wavey: Ray!
:) Rogifan, do you speak portuguese?

Hey Lilly,
No I don't speak portugese :)
But I do have an uncle who lives there in brasil and who can speak potugese and a nephew here who does too :)

Yeah Rogifan
In Surinam we speak Dutch, like Schalken
and yes surinam is only one of few who don't speak spanish in south america
You know you're stuff :worship:
Howcome?

MisterQ
12-08-2003, 01:14 AM
Yeah that's right it's between Guyana and French Guyana, you're the first person I met on the net that knew that :)



Cool! I always liked geography, and I guess my study of maps has paid off, lol. Thanks for the info about your country, too. :)

heya
12-08-2003, 01:39 AM
carrot, I did NOT reply about Marat, understand?

tennischick
12-08-2003, 02:03 AM
Yeah that's right it's between Guyana and French Guyana, you're the first person I met on the net that knew that :)
Sadly I've never been to any forest here, so obviously I live in the country.
Surinam isn't that big so there aren't really that many tennis players here. Though Surinam is 4 times as big as Holland(I do think you know this country, where Schalken lives :) ) only a small piece of it is really used namely, Paramaribo, where I live and almost everyone in Surinam.
Surinam was a colony of Holland that's why I speak dutch :D

But there are a few good players in my eyes
One of 'em is a as schoolfriend of mine, he got a scholar schip in Texas

I also tennis, but not that good really. It's just my hobby and I love it very much

:tennis:
welcome aboard Ray. i've been to Suriname -- i've actually played tennis there! i took part in a tournament at a very fancy club. i can't remember the name offhand but i will post it when i do. my favorite part of my visit was a trip to the river with some local friends, one of whom has a house on the river. also the food. i LOVE the Indonesian influence on your local cuisine. that was totally unexpected and i have remained a fan of Surinamese food ever since.

again, welcome aboard! ;)

Ray
12-08-2003, 02:13 AM
welcome aboard Ray. i've been to Suriname -- i've actually played tennis there! i took part in a tournament at a very fancy club. i can't remember the name offhand but i will post it when i do. my favorite part of my visit was a trip to the river with some local friends, one of whom has a house on the river. also the food. i LOVE the Indonesian influence on your local cuisine. that was totally unexpected and i have remained a fan of Surinamese food ever since.

again, welcome aboard! ;)

Hey Tennischick
I think you might had gone to Oase or Torarica

Where are you from?
How old r u?
If you were here for tennis tournaments, I think you went to Oase :D

Maybe I saw you then, because I use to go to Oase almost every day not so long ago
When were you here

Kiara
12-08-2003, 11:21 AM
carrot, I did NOT reply about Marat, understand?

ok..im sorry i snapped at you!

Kiara
12-08-2003, 11:41 AM
Hi Ray!!!! welcome...:wavey: my dad, when he was a medical student used to visit Suriname many times, he stayed in Paramaribo- that is the capital if im not wrong??:) He always says the people there are very friendly and made him feel at home :)

tennischick
12-08-2003, 08:04 PM
Hey Tennischick
I think you might had gone to Oase or Torarica

Where are you from?
How old r u?
If you were here for tennis tournaments, I think you went to Oase :D

Maybe I saw you then, because I use to go to Oase almost every day not so long ago
When were you here
yes it was OASE. what a weird pronunciation! (WASA if i remember right!). it was a nice club and a fun tourny that occurred during the Easter period earlier this year. i was one of a handful of Americans in attendance. did you take part? if you did, then we definitely met. ;)

Ray
12-09-2003, 12:12 AM
Hi Ray!!!! welcome...:wavey: my dad, when he was a medical student used to visit Suriname many times, he stayed in Paramaribo- that is the capital if im not wrong??:) He always says the people there are very friendly and made him feel at home :)

Hey what profession does your father do.
Bacause mine is a Doctor and if your father is also a doctor then maybe he knows him :)
Yes Paramaribo is our capital

Ray
12-09-2003, 12:18 AM
yes it was OASE. what a weird pronunciation! (WASA if i remember right!). it was a nice club and a fun tourny that occurred during the Easter period earlier this year. i was one of a handful of Americans in attendance. did you take part? if you did, then we definitely met. ;)

I can't really write the pronounciation but it defenitely has an O (maybe Ohwasa and the last a you pronounce like 'a')

Which kinda touney was it I can't remember americans coming here to play tennis :confused:

tennischick
12-09-2003, 12:42 AM
yes you're right, it was more like "Ohwasa". or "Erwasa". and there were Americans among the folks from OASE as well as among the visiting Caribbean team. so were you there?

esther
12-09-2003, 10:19 AM
as for who will be the number one player next year...JCF will get his revenge

beckermeister
12-09-2003, 01:50 PM
1. Federer- most talent, must work on consistency
2. Roddick- expect more of the same- 130 mph serves with 70 % first serve percentage is not a bad combination.

3. Ferraro- not really in Federer/Roddick's class but clay results will keep him at 3.

4. Coria- if health is ok could conceivably be better on clay then JCF but not as good on other surfaces.
5. Nalbandian- if healthy can beat anyone on any given day. Most aggressive defensive player ever?
6. Hewitt- expect a rebound.
7. Agassi - despite Houston results, the game is "slowly" passing him by. Has definitely lost a step. That said, still wouldn't surprise me if he won AO - no one will come more rdy and he gets to his top level faster then anyone else.

8. Schuettler- like Agassi and Hewitt, would seem too consistent to drop too far but probably won't move up to much either.
9. El-Aynaoui- another "old-guy" seems to be getting better with age- clay may keep him out.
10. Henman- going out on a limb here, but barring injuries some good results may sneak him in.

Also: Safin- health (mental/physical) Moya (will be close again) Gonzo (potential is there)

Kiara
12-09-2003, 01:57 PM
Hey what profession does your father do.
Bacause mine is a Doctor and if your father is also a doctor then maybe he knows him :)
Yes Paramaribo is our capital

:) my dad's an orthopedic surgeon

HybridTheory
12-09-2003, 06:13 PM
i hope federer will be number 1 and for Safin to make a good comeback

joske
12-09-2003, 07:21 PM
Yeah Rogifan
In Surinam we speak Dutch, like Schalken
and yes surinam is only one of few who don't speak spanish in south america
You know you're stuff :worship:
Howcome?

Ha Ray, you're from Surinam, cool!
Dus dan spreek jij Nederlands? ;) Fijn om te weten. Ik ben van BelgiŽ, of toch het Noorden ervan, dus hier spreke we ook Nederlands.. :)

BTW people that was just me saying hi to Ray in Dutch, I didn't say anything bad about the lot of you ;)

Groetjes / Greets

Ray
12-10-2003, 01:18 AM
yes you're right, it was more like "Ohwasa". or "Erwasa". and there were Americans among the folks from OASE as well as among the visiting Caribbean team. so were you there?

Nope I don't think I was there
Because I don't remember :D
Anyway which year was it?

Ray
12-10-2003, 01:23 AM
Ha Ray, you're from Surinam, cool!
Dus dan spreek jij Nederlands? ;) Fijn om te weten. Ik ben van BelgiŽ, of toch het Noorden ervan, dus hier spreke we ook Nederlands.. :)

BTW people that was just me saying hi to Ray in Dutch, I didn't say anything bad about the lot of you ;)

Groetjes / Greets

Hey great to know other people on this board also speak dutch :D

jawel, ik spreek ook nederlands, maar ik hou het liever op engels zodat iedereen het ook verstaat :)

So Joske is, I think you call it Flemish (Vlaams), the same as Dutch?
I never knew that

RogiFan88
12-11-2003, 04:57 PM
i hope federer will be number 1 and for Safin to make a good comeback

that w be very nice!

RogiFan88
12-11-2003, 05:00 PM
Hey Lilly,
No I don't speak portugese :)
But I do have an uncle who lives there in brasil and who can speak potugese and a nephew here who does too :)

Yeah Rogifan
In Surinam we speak Dutch, like Schalken
and yes surinam is only one of few who don't speak spanish in south america
You know you're stuff :worship:
Howcome?

Cos I'm not your average tennis fan... :p

So you guys in Surinam also eat Indonesian-influenced food like in Holland -- rijstaffel?? [forgive the spelling, I don't know Dutch at all!]

Have you ever met Schalken?

Ray
12-12-2003, 01:13 AM
Cos I'm not your average tennis fan... :p

So you guys in Surinam also eat Indonesian-influenced food like in Holland -- rijstaffel?? [forgive the spelling, I don't know Dutch at all!]

Have you ever met Schalken?

Yes, only I find the food here more delicous
because the people here are all kinds of races
so we have many different kinds of foods

It's called rijsttafel, you almost got it right :)

Nope haven't ever met any Tennis Players
Because when I go on vacation to Holland, then there aren't any tourney's going on there :sad: And when there are tourney's then I'm still in colege following lessons :sad:

Though I'm strongly thinking about going for a week or so especially for ABN Amro Open
for my first professional touney ever :D ....................................... Yes then I'll have to skip a week of colege, but that a sacrifice I'm willing to make :) :D ;)
Although I haven't told my parents yet :D hehe......

rogicomel
12-13-2003, 05:15 AM
My predictions

Federer as the the world no.1 (he'll get a new coach, very very soon!), the rest are (not in a particular order!):
Ferrero
Safin (if his body and mind are fit!)
Guga
Hewitt
Coria
Moya
Nalbandian
Roddick
Agassi/Henman

Jazzy
12-13-2003, 09:33 AM
i obviously voted for Juanqui, i wonder y Guille is not on the poll?!? :confused: he's played some good tennis this year! :)

Lynne
12-15-2003, 05:14 AM
I voted for Juanqui.... :)
I think Ferrero, Federer, Roddick, Coria are definitely going to be in the top 10. Hewitt might make a major comeback, Nalbandian , if injury-free, will play well. As for Grosjean and Phillippoussis( I can never remember the spelling.. :D ), they have to be pretty consistent throughout. It's really hard to predict, maybe there'll be surprises next year!