Who is your number one player (for 2004) and WHY? [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Who is your number one player (for 2004) and WHY?

Ray
12-12-2003, 01:55 AM
Tell me why you think your player is gonna be the best in year 2004

Also tell me If you agree with this:
Federer, Roddick and Ferrero will be the top three seeds in 2004

WyverN
12-12-2003, 02:01 AM
Federer because I think he will finally find consistency. If you look at his play in Paris Masters, the US Open, Madrid it is clear it is about 65% of the quality that he displayed in Wimbledon and Houston.

I feel he will begin to play with that consistency far more often and while flat matches will still occur they will be much rarer and in smaller events.

I think Houston will give him a lot of confidence for the upcoming year as he beat what most people believe are the other top 4 players in the world,
Nalbandian, Roddick, Agassi and Ferrero.

This coach business is a little strange but perhaps it is a sign of growing Federer confidence that he has mastered the basics and is ready to improve the more advanced elements of his game that he can no longer pursue with Lungren as Peter has taught him all he knows.

Ray
12-12-2003, 02:10 AM
I think Federer will be number one next year
Cause of the following reasons:
- Good forehand, not the hardest but still ery consistent and hits winners eventually
- Good backhand, it looks asif he doesn't even try and still he hits winners with his backhand
- Good serve, very consitent and still very good
- Good volley,
It comes to this:
He has an all a round good game, almost no weak points.
At least I can't come up with weak points in his game.
He has almost a perfect game, he can serve aces, hit backhand winners, hit volley winners what else does he need?

He's almost unbeatable if he doesn't have a bad day :D

atptennis
12-12-2003, 07:06 AM
anyone but Roddick

J. Corwin
12-12-2003, 08:42 AM
Probably Federer, and with the reasons that have been already stated in this thread.

azza
12-12-2003, 09:22 AM
Philippoussis of coarse :)

maratski
12-12-2003, 10:50 AM
Marat, always has been always will be :cool:

Shadow
12-12-2003, 11:23 AM
Federer , because more talent will win over!

Safin, when he is healthy and willing.

Experimentee
12-12-2003, 01:01 PM
I think Federer. Hes getting more consistent as the years go on. Agassi will do well too, but he doesnt play enough to be #1.

Aurora
12-12-2003, 01:30 PM
Federer can seem so unbeatable it's scary, Roddick's second in that category this year - although he seems to be losing a bit too much energy at times. My support is with Ferrero, he seems to be needing it. But hopefully he'll surpass my expectations again and improve even more on hardcourt and grass! But Federer will be the man to beat probably the whole year.

Crazy_Fool
12-12-2003, 01:51 PM
Honestly if Federer plays at his best all the time he will wipe the floor. But then he aint gonna play at his best all the time is he? Not gonna sound too biased but i think Ferrero has a real good chance. i think he's gonna do well at the Australian and Wimbeldon as well as the other 2 slams. I'll go for him :yeah:

Crazy_Fool
12-12-2003, 01:52 PM
Didnt realise Hewitt was in this poll! Oh well, too late now!

propi
12-12-2003, 03:51 PM
Juanqui :D

*Ljubica*
12-12-2003, 04:18 PM
Federer for the reasons already posted here. He is such a complete player and just keeps getting better and better. Personally I would love to say David or Guillermo, but I will be satisfied if they can take one Grand Slam each(!) and Roger can have the rest.

Sjengster
12-12-2003, 06:07 PM
Personally, I'd say Ferrero is more likely to defend his Slam than Federer and Roddick are theirs, so he could be a good shot for no. 1 - consistency's the name of the game, and he was the only one of the top three this year not to lose a single first-round match. Importantly, he has more experience than Federer and Roddick and unlike them has been in more than one GS final. I do hope that Federer is no. 1 at some stage in 2004, even if he doesn't get the year-end ranking - at the moment he's the only one of the New Balls (Safin, Ferrero, Hewitt, Roddick) not to have been ranked 1 at one stage in his career.

J. Corwin
12-12-2003, 07:14 PM
Well a couple of people have voted for him it looks like.

faboozadoo15
12-12-2003, 08:32 PM
roger definitely... i mean, i have to disagree with sjengster in that i think roger has the best chance of defending his title... who could possibly beat him on grass when he's playing well? there are a few players who can beat ferrero on clay-- one of them is roger...
i just think with all his talent and momentum, he is the odds on favorite to end the year number one. i think he might get it as soon as the australian, as well.

england_rules
12-12-2003, 11:26 PM
Top 5 end of 2004:

1. Federer
2. Ferrero
3. Hewitt
4. Roddick
5. Nalbandian

rogicomel
12-13-2003, 02:15 AM
Roger from the beginning of next year till the end of his career........

Reason? See my sig!

rogicomel
12-13-2003, 02:21 AM
roger definitely... i mean, i have to disagree with sjengster in that i think roger has the best chance of defending his title... who could possibly beat him on grass when he's playing well? there are a few players who can beat ferrero on clay-- one of them is roger...
i just think with all his talent and momentum, he is the odds on favorite to end the year number one. i think he might get it as soon as the australian, as well.

Couldn't agree more.....
Everyone seems to forget how easy Rogi beat JCF on clay. It was 6-2, 4-1 before Ferrero retired to avoid an offiial losing record. Sorry, nothing against JCF but it's so funny how quickly ppl forget this fact. I think if Rogi happens to meet Juanqui in French Open, Rogi will win it!

Jazzy
12-13-2003, 02:32 AM
ummmm, let me think, i voted 4 Juanqui, but its hard 2 choose wen u hav 2 favs!!! :sad:

safinagirly
12-15-2003, 08:35 AM
marat will be the world number one

Nan Cu
12-15-2003, 04:13 PM
Federer doesn't hit the ball flat enough to dominate. Clean, flat hitter like Agassi and Safin will always trouble him, and the lulling styles of Hewitt and Nalbandian will frustrate him.

Agassi has match points against him in Houston after months of layoff, Ferrero, David, and Roddick were clearly not at their best at the MC. Too many things haveto go right for Roger to succeed, and I doubt he's driven. No way will her finish 2004 at #1.

It's too early to tell, but I'd say, Cold Fish- Ferrero.

~Aadz~
12-15-2003, 04:13 PM
Tell me why you think your player is gonna be the best in year 2004

Also tell me If you agree with this:
Federer, Roddick and Ferrero will be the top three seeds in 2004

I think and hope it's gonna be Juanqui!!! Simply... coz i love his tennis! He's really talented, and i think that he deserves to be No.1!!!! Moreover, he's my favourite player!!!! ;)
Yeah i think so too... I think that Federer will be No.2 and Roddick No.3!!!! They are the 3 best players that far on the circuit right now!!!

Crazy_Fool
12-15-2003, 04:22 PM
Couldn't agree more.....
Everyone seems to forget how easy Rogi beat JCF on clay. It was 6-2, 4-1 before Ferrero retired to avoid an offiial losing record. Sorry, nothing against JCF but it's so funny how quickly ppl forget this fact. I think if Rogi happens to meet Juanqui in French Open, Rogi will win it!
Erm well seems like u are placing a whole lot of emphasis on one match! How about JCF won RG this yr and Roger got knocked out in the first round. JCF has a 28-2(I think) record on clay this yr so no reason to suggest he aint gonna beat the Fed next yr on clay.

Go Juan Carlos

Ma. Estefania
12-16-2003, 09:36 PM
I have no idea....I could say Roger, but I don't find him yet THAT regular like to dare to name him as my choice, but he seems the more likely to be it.

WyverN
12-16-2003, 11:30 PM
Federer doesn't hit the ball flat enough to dominate. Clean, flat hitter like Agassi and Safin will always trouble him, and the lulling styles of Hewitt and Nalbandian will frustrate him.

Agassi has match points against him in Houston after months of layoff, Ferrero, David, and Roddick were clearly not at their best at the MC. Too many things haveto go right for Roger to succeed, and I doubt he's driven. No way will her finish 2004 at #1.

It's too early to tell, but I'd say, Cold Fish- Ferrero.
Here is another idiotic analysis.

Let me guess a Safin fan? Roger has a 3-1 lead over Safin. And Andre did not look to comfortable against Roger in the final, until the rain break Andre was playing close to his best tennis.

As good as Andy's game is, it doesn't truly bother Federer that much. It's
hard to overpower Federer the way Roddick and Phillipousis attempt to do.
Federer likes heavy pace. That's why he does so well playing Safin, too.

For me, it comes down to three players, none of whom kill the tennis ball:
Henman, Hewitt and Nalbandian.

However the good thing for Federer is that Hewitt and Henman will consistently get taken out by other players and Federer will not have to face them often in crucial matches. He just needs to figure out Nalbandian which hopefully he has.

Deboogle!.
12-19-2003, 03:35 AM
However the good thing for Federer is that Hewitt and Henman will consistently get taken out by other players and Federer will not have to face them often in crucial matches. He just needs to figure out Nalbandian which hopefully he has.

If Hewitt returns to form I wouldn't be so sure about that. Same with Henman, ESPECIALLY at Wimby where they could very possibly meet. Also, with this line of argument, every other player on the tour sans the three you mentioned could potentially figure out Federer too. Yes his game is solid, but people have shown that it's possible to get to him. I mean any player probably has the potential to figure out other player following that logic lol

Hispanica
12-19-2003, 03:38 AM
I think we cannot say who is gonna end up number one because at this point, the level of each player is close and they all have there weak and strong side.

Like everyone, i voted and I choose JC because I someone said it he deserves it but it's impossible to say who's gonna end up n 1 in 2004.

WyverN
12-19-2003, 04:12 AM
If Hewitt returns to form I wouldn't be so sure about that.

Even at his absolute best Hewitt was not reaching the later stages of slams consistently. Besides Hewitt slam winning days are done.


Also, with this line of argument, every other player on the tour sans the three you mentioned could potentially figure out Federer too. Yes his game is solid, but people have shown that it's possible to get to him.


So players like Safin and Phillipoussis are going to rally Hewitt style to beat Federer? I dont think so.

Deboogle!.
12-19-2003, 04:14 AM
Even at his absolute best Hewitt was not reaching the later stages of slams consistently. Besides Hewitt slam winning days are done.

That's your opinion... considering he's only 22, I don't see how you can be SO sure of that. I'm not saying I think he WILL win any more, but he's certainly capable of it.

So players like Safin and Phillipoussis are going to rally Hewitt style to beat Federer? I dont think so.

That's not what I said.... I didn't say they would, I said they COULD.

Tricky_Forehand
12-19-2003, 08:58 AM
Alex Bogomolov is my number one pick for 2004 and onward. I'm bias but I can't help it ;) . And, hey, I was just classified as a "groupie" :rolleyes: .

Anyway, when it comes to Bogie's game I love how he plays. Yes, he does have weak spots but with the attitude he has I see him getting into the top 50 and maybe even into the top 40 (as he mentions).

spiiky
12-20-2003, 12:57 PM
:dog: [COLOR=royalblue][FONT=garamond][SIZE=7]GUSTAVO KUERTEN TO BE NUMBER ONE TO WORD, BUT HE IS VERY SPECIAL AND IS VERY VERY WELL :bounce:

undomiele
12-20-2003, 10:02 PM
From my experience it seems that the most obvious player who deserves to be #1 --Roger Federer-- never ends up fulfilling expectations for reasons x, y and z. So thats why Im going to say that roger won't finish the year #1 although its very likely he will make it for a couple of weeks. He still has a lot to prove in terms of proving his baskethead days are over.

But the Truth is the field's so deep right now with injured players coming back in (who have absolutely everything to gain in terms of points) its really really tough to say who'll end up number one. If Agassi and Nalbandian play for most of next year though I could see Roddick fall out of the top 3. He just has way too many points to lose in the upcoming hardcourt season. And a lot of excellent hardcourters like Safin are coming back in but whatever. Roddick could make me eat my words. Its sweet not being able to make a predicition for sure.

All chips on Serena Williams please. ;)

star
01-10-2004, 06:55 PM
I don't understand saying someone "deserves" number one.

Either a player has the points at the end of the year or he doesn't. The player with the most points "deserves" the number one spot.

Vass
01-10-2004, 07:09 PM
And a lot of excellent hardcourters like Safin are coming back in but whatever.


I don't disagree with you much, but...
- "Hardcourter"?!
- "Whatever"?!

LubiG
01-10-2004, 07:36 PM
My Nº1 player for 2004 is Coria :) why? Well, I have a lot of faith in him and i know he can be Nº1 if he makes his best.

jazz_girl
01-10-2004, 08:48 PM
I'll say Nalbandian, I think he's confident enough this year. And my second option will be Federer.

J. Corwin
01-10-2004, 10:22 PM
A lot of people choosing their fave player to be #1. Nothing wrong with it of course. :)

tracy
01-11-2004, 04:39 AM
jc,I THINK HE WILL BE THE NO.1

WyverN
01-11-2004, 04:54 AM
A lot of people choosing their fave player to be #1. Nothing wrong with it of course. :)

Seems to be a confusion of the terms "hope" and "think"

J. Corwin
01-11-2004, 10:33 AM
"Hope" clouds one's thoughts when "thinking". :)

*Ljubica*
01-11-2004, 10:35 AM
Seems to be a confusion of the terms "hope" and "think"

OK - so I will reiterate, I HOPE David ends the Season as Number 1, and I actually happen to think he has a great chance to do this too. If not, like Jazz Girl, I will go for Roger Federer as the most likely Number 1.

Jazzy
01-11-2004, 10:43 AM
Juan Carlos Ferrero, he came soooooooooooooooooooo close in 2003!!!!!!!!

WyverN
01-11-2004, 11:54 AM
OK - so I will reiterate, I HOPE David ends the Season as Number 1, and I actually happen to think he has a great chance to do this too. If not, like Jazz Girl, I will go for Roger Federer as the most likely Number 1.

Wasn't referring to you specifically, David's got a good chance if he is healthy all season

*Ljubica*
01-11-2004, 12:52 PM
Wasn't referring to you specifically, David's got a good chance if he is healthy all season

OK thanks - I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that he stays healthy.

LubiG
01-11-2004, 01:33 PM
OK thanks - I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that he stays healthy.

Me 2!! Poor David, he doesn't deserve to loose his ranking or anything :sad:

Vass
01-12-2004, 05:36 AM
In terms of play Marat has a good chance of being no.1. He might not reach the place on paper as he has a big hole in points infront of him, but he just might win more points than anyone else. Why not?

JeLuliA88
01-12-2004, 06:17 AM
I highly doubt that Roddick is going to repeat his 2003 stellar form, it's going to be hard for him to defend his US Open title. So i think it will pretty much come down to Federer and Ferrero... although i give Federer a slight edge b/c he is getting more consistent as each year goes by and he has yet to play to his full potential. I agree that Ferrero is more likely to defend his grand slam than the other too, and he has being the most consistent in grand slam... think he has the ability to have a real crack at the no.1 and i would love to see that happen. Good luck to both players...

cheliste
01-12-2004, 06:42 AM
Looking at the completeness of his game and results at the end of 2003, it's Roger. But there are surprises that might happen between now and November it's hard to tell.
But just the same, keep the consistency Fed, you're getting there. :D

But the player I hope to reach the number 1 spot again, it's Marat. :p