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Who do you think will drop out of the Top Ten in 2004?

tangerine_dream
01-13-2004, 02:13 AM
With the shark tank getting a bit crowded and more dangerous on the ATP tour, it's a sad fact that some of the talented guppies are going to be replaced by bigger fish next year. My question to you is: who do you think is most likely to be the one to drop out of the Top Ten by the end of this year?

The 2003 Top Ten are, in order:

1 Roddick, A
2 Federer, R
3 Ferrero, J
4 Agassi, A
5 Coria, G
6 Schuettler, R.
7 Moya, C
8 Nalbandian, D
9 Philippoussis, M.
10 Grosjean, S.

So who will be this year's unlucky Hewitt (not necessarily dropping off the face of the earth in the same dramatic way that Hewitt did ;) )?

Judging from the Johansson/Rainer thread, we seem to have a first cadidate: Rainer Schuettler; a future one-hit wonder. Or in his case, a no-hit wonder but a 2003 fluke. Crashing out in the first rounds of his first two matches of 2004? So far, so bad. :sad:

Fedex
01-13-2004, 02:25 AM
Shuettler, Grosjean, or Phillipposussis. Hopefully shuettler wont though.

MisterQ
01-13-2004, 02:28 AM
I agree with Fedex. Schuettler and Phillippoussis have important final appearances to defend, and it's not like they have been reaching finals on a regular basis. Grosjean at No. 10 is simply right on the edge and could easily be forced out by someone else.

Hispanica
01-13-2004, 02:34 AM
I voted for Grosjean but it's right that Shuettler is not doing that well at the moment woth many points to defend this 2 up coming weeks.

WyverN
01-13-2004, 03:36 AM
Schuettler and Coria

undomiele
01-13-2004, 04:15 AM
Definitely Phillippousis.

Chloe le Bopper
01-13-2004, 04:17 AM
How the hell did Ferrero's name get onto that list?

Grosjean, if only because he has points to defend in Australia, and could be out of the top ten by February. That said, he'll likely get back in after that. I can see him finishing in the top 15 for sure, but I don't know about top 10.

Chloe le Bopper
01-13-2004, 04:19 AM
(but really.... Ferrero? Hello... he's the only player to finish in the top 5 for the past three years... aside from Andre, who I believe has done the same. But Andre is old and might retire anytime, so his name on there makes sense. Coria or Nalbandian would have made a hell of a lot more sense than Ferrero. Hell... Roddick and Fed make as little sense as Ferrero)

Fedex
01-13-2004, 04:22 AM
Yea, I agree. Ferrero shouldent be put on this poll. He's too good a player to drop out of the top 10.
Dont worry no person with any sense would vote for Ferrero. Unfortunatly there are people with no sense, but i dont think Ferrero will get any votes

Billabong
01-13-2004, 04:38 AM
Grosjean seems to be pretty inconsistent... One tournament he can have great results, and the other day he'll lose early in the tournament... we'll see this year!

Deboogle!.
01-13-2004, 05:00 AM
I picked both Mark (unfortunately) and Rainer.

Chloe le Bopper
01-13-2004, 05:00 AM
Yea, I agree. Ferrero shouldent be put on this poll. He's too good a player to drop out of the top 10.
Dont worry no person with any sense would vote for Ferrero. Unfortunatly there are people with no sense, but i dont think Ferrero will get any votes
I'm not worried about him getting votes... I'm just confused why all the top ten weren't listed, or why the players who are more on the fringe (Nalbandian, Moya, etc) weren't listed.

I'm just going out of my way to say that it's a pretty crap poll :D

Fee
01-13-2004, 05:13 AM
If Nalbandian's wrist doesn't get fixed, he could drop out. I think more players will figure Schuettler out and he could lose some places, same with Grosjean. I don't think Mark has a whole lot of points to defend for the first few months, so he could be all right for a while. I'm not gutsy enough to predict what the top ten will look like at the end of the year.

Fedex
01-13-2004, 05:20 AM
The only way Roddick, Ferrero or Federer will drop out of the top ten would be if they get injured. I hope none of them do, including Roddick. I hope Federer or Ferrero earn the #1 ranking, rather than Roddick losing it becuase of injury.

Vass
01-13-2004, 05:24 AM
What about Nabaldian? He like Grosjean isn't holding too well.

Fedex
01-13-2004, 05:34 AM
I think he is. He's more consistant than Grosjean. Actually probably one of the most consistant players out there. Now throw in a slam or 2 and he's at the top already :) Now i just look for David to be consistant & win titles like Roddick, Federer, & he's got the #1 spot in no time

oxy
01-13-2004, 07:06 AM
i don't understand why ferrero's name is in this poll when nalbandian's should be in it...;p

Howlman
01-13-2004, 02:40 PM
Yes Nalbandian should have been on the list NOT FERRERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Experimentee
01-13-2004, 02:45 PM
Grosjean, Schuttler, Mark P and Nalbandian.

Fedex
01-13-2004, 03:20 PM
Why Davis?? :confused: I mean it makes more sense than Ferrero right now but I think David will do even better this year!

Sjengster
01-13-2004, 03:50 PM
All depends on the injury, Fedex - this is an important time for him because after Australia he has no major points to defend until Hamburg, but then it's Wimbledon followed by the summer hardcourt season where he did so well last year. It's starting to look like a recurring problem, although if he stays away from Roddick in draws then it'll probably heal over time. Looking at the rankings, I suppose Grosjean is the prime candidate for dropping out of the Top 10, although he has nothing to defend from the clay season and can soon get back up there again. To be honest, I reckon Philippoussis making the Top 10 last year was a bigger fluke than Schuettler (in terms of his overall year-long performance); in points terms he's a long way back from the Top 8, and I wonder if with his style of play he can be consistent enough to maintain his position after the Wimbledon points drop off. If Schuettler can rediscover form then it's feasible for him to stay Top 10.

tangerine_dream
01-13-2004, 03:51 PM
(but really.... Ferrero? Hello... he's the only player to finish in the top 5 for the past three years... aside from Andre, who I believe has done the same. But Andre is old and might retire anytime, so his name on there makes sense. Coria or Nalbandian would have made a hell of a lot more sense than Ferrero. Hell... Roddick and Fed make as little sense as Ferrero)

Hey Queen, why are you getting your panties in a twist over something so innoculous? :confused:

I put Ferrero as a choice for 2 big reasons: 1) he's the only one who's ranking fell after Houston while everyone else moved up; 2) his poor conditioning and negative thinking could possibly affect his playing in 2004. Ferrero is a favorite player and believe me, I don't want him to fall out of the Top Ten! But he needs to mentally pump himself up for the new season (even Safin is doing that) and not complain so much that the off-season is too short (which I agree but still...)

Also, I didn't realize I could have just listed all ten players to choose from. Oops. :tape:

Sjengster
01-13-2004, 04:00 PM
Hey Queen, why are you getting your panties in a twist over something so innoculous? :confused:

I put Ferrero as a choice for 2 big reasons: 1) he's the only one who's ranking fell after Houston while everyone else moved up; 2) his poor conditioning and negative thinking could possibly affect his playing in 2004. Ferrero is a favorite player and believe me, I don't want him to fall out of the Top Ten! But he needs to mentally pump himself up for the new season (even Safin is doing that) and not complain so much that the off-season is too short (which I agree but still...)

Also, I didn't realize I could have just listed all ten players to choose from. Oops. :tape:

I hardly think she was getting too worked up over it (and BTW, it's innocuous; not sure that a tennis thread can immunise against disease ;) ). Despite his current struggles, it's not likely that Ferrero will drop out just because RG is his banker Slam, he's practically guaranteed to make another semi there and that would keep him Top 10 (in much the same way, arguably, that Henman's Wimbledon semis have kept him Top 10 for several years... no, I'm not trying to put them in the same category before anyone starts complaining).

tangerine_dream
01-13-2004, 04:35 PM
I hardly think she was getting too worked up over it (and BTW, it's innocuous; not sure that a tennis thread can immunise against disease ;) ). Despite his current struggles, it's not likely that Ferrero will drop out just because RG is his banker Slam, he's practically guaranteed to make another semi there and that would keep him Top 10 (in much the same way, arguably, that Henman's Wimbledon semis have kept him Top 10 for several years... no, I'm not trying to put them in the same category before anyone starts complaining).

Yes, "innocuous", next time I'll drink the morning coffee before I post. :retard: And I agree that Nalbandian would be far more likely to drop out than Ferrero, but as I said, I didn't realize I could've just listed all ten players and I was just trying to mix it up a bit. I'm new at these polls and should've read the directions better! I sorry. I make mistake. I bad. :sad: :silly: :p

Chloe le Bopper
01-13-2004, 05:47 PM
It really wasn't that big of a deal. I was just being nit picky about it because I could.

1) he's the only one who's ranking fell after Houston while everyone else moved up;

Yes, but when you consider that he moved from number 2 to 3, it's really not that big of a deal.

2) his poor conditioning and negative thinking could possibly affect his playing in 2004.

I keep thinking that those two things will effect him every year, then he does weird things like make the USO final to shut me up ;)

Ma. Estefania
01-13-2004, 06:06 PM
I think it will be Schuettler, but also Mark, he's sort of not consistent, and maybe Grosjean.

I hope the Argentines can stay there, and why not go even higher. :)

*Ljubica*
01-13-2004, 08:27 PM
Mark P., Grosjean or possibly Schuettler.

Nacho
01-13-2004, 08:34 PM
Actually I think you listed Ferrero because:

1) You are a Roddick fan
2) You are a Federer fan
3) You are an Agassi fan

That said, I agree that Seb, Mark and Schuettler are the ones who will probably drop from the top 10.

Ma. Estefania
01-14-2004, 12:14 AM
Nacho.... :yeah:

JeLuliA88
01-14-2004, 05:56 AM
Philippoussis... and no way will ferrero drop out of the top 10, so it's kinda pointless putting his name on the poll.

Leo
01-14-2004, 10:43 AM
(but really.... Ferrero? Hello... he's the only player to finish in the top 5 for the past three years... aside from Andre, who I believe has done the same. But Andre is old and might retire anytime, so his name on there makes sense. Coria or Nalbandian would have made a hell of a lot more sense than Ferrero. Hell... Roddick and Fed make as little sense as Ferrero)

You're right, it makes no sense. But look who started the poll. ;)

I voted Flipper. I also think Grosjean will drop out of the Top 10 soon, possibly Nalbandian (if injured), and Schuettler.

But I definitely wouldn't call Schuettler a fluke, tangerine. Far from it. I still expect Rainmer to be in the hunt this year, challenging and beating the toppers just as he did in 2003. Don't write him off after 2 losses in a row.

LubiG
01-14-2004, 03:45 PM
I think Phillippoussis will drop out, and possibly Nalbandian as well (if his injured, of course) (hoping not)
I agree that it doesn't make much sense to put Ferrero in this poll... why would he drop out? of course, it could happen, but it's not likely...

CooCooCachoo
01-14-2004, 04:01 PM
Teehee.. I voted for Schüttler, Grosjean AND Philippoussis. I am always the optimist.. Weird how nobody votes for Ferrero!

Vass
01-14-2004, 04:50 PM
Teehee.. I voted for Schüttler, Grosjean AND Philippoussis. I am always the optimist.. Weird how nobody votes for Ferrero!
Seriusly?! Weird?! He's the least likely to drop out.

rogicomel
01-15-2004, 02:00 AM
Mark P.

CooCooCachoo
01-15-2004, 04:34 PM
Seriusly?! Weird?! He's the least likely to drop out.

Yeah Vass, but with so many votes, at least someone is bound to think he'll drop out of the top 10. I mean.. people think Agassi will drop out too, so..