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Will Roddick or Blake make it to Shanghi?

henree
06-08-2006, 03:53 PM
I have a bad feeling that Roddick won't be able to match his Wimbledon performance of the past two years. It would have been great if he could have gotten a few more matches under his belt at Roland Garros. Not for practice. But more importantly for confidence. Plus he is defending champion at Queens. Blake on the other hand has a bucket load of points to pick up this grass season. He earned 1 point at Wimby last year. So if he plays a grass warm up and makes it to the 3rd or qtrs of Wimby. He will be in good standing, should he not be able to mimic his U.S. Open run from last year. I think James will make the Masters Cup. But unfortunately he probably will be the lone american there.

mangoes
06-08-2006, 03:54 PM
If Blake has a solid hard court season and Indoor season.......I think he will be there. I'm not feeling so confident about Andy.........

Purple Rainbow
06-08-2006, 06:53 PM
If Blake has a solid hard court season and Indoor season.......I think he will be there. I'm not feeling so confident about Andy.........

Blake will make it. Summer hardcourt tournaments is where he should excel! I wouldn't be too surprised if James Blake ends the year in the top 5.
Andy, I'm not too sure. He is seriously lagging behind with his spring results.

nhissan
06-08-2006, 08:12 PM
I hope Blake can make it

scarecrows
06-08-2006, 08:24 PM
I think Blake will

His favourite tournaments are yet to come and this year I see him doing well also on indoor

have doubts about Andy, but if he has a good grass court season he can get some confidence and play a good US Open Series

Fumus
06-08-2006, 08:33 PM
Well, Andy lets remember has a ton of points to pickup even after the grass court season in....

Indy - lost to Robby in the semis, with a win here it could be some decent point for Andy
TMS Canada - he lost first round their last year so, that's a crap load of points even if he crashes out at the qrts.
USO - ditto.
TMS Madrid - Same dealio.

bad gambler
06-08-2006, 08:41 PM
Both will make it, book it

Deboogle!.
06-08-2006, 08:47 PM
Indy - lost to Robby in the semis, with a win here it could be some decent point for Andy.Quarters.

But he also has points to defend. DC title, Cincy final, Lyon title, Paris semi.

But that's not really relevant for qualifying for Shanghai anyway, what matters is what he does this year and as of right now he's nowhere close. But he has some of his favorite times of the year to make a push, who knows.

Fumus
06-08-2006, 08:47 PM
Both will make it, book it

wait wait, aren't you a bad gambler? ;)

Fumus
06-08-2006, 08:49 PM
Quarters.

But he also has points to defend. DC title, Cincy final, Lyon title, Paris semi.

Yea, it's true but his results last year were sooo bad at the other events even if Andy does decent at those events where he took titles, or progress as far as he did before...he can still pickup points.

Deboogle!.
06-08-2006, 08:57 PM
but defending and picking up points is irrelevant, it's race position that matters, and Andy's sucks right now.

stebs
06-08-2006, 08:59 PM
Tough to say. I think, injury permitting of course, that Blake will make it. He has few points to defend other than his excellent US Open run.

As for Roddick, It's a very tough call. He will probably lose points at Wimbledon, there aren't many guys who reach a grand slam final 3 years running and I would be surprised if Roddick acheived it at this stage of the season but if he gets a few good matches under his belt and picks up confidence then I could easily be proved wrong. Also, even if he drops some points at Wimbledon he's a good chance of making them back at the US Open. Lets not forget that Roddick is a very good player.

Jimnik
06-08-2006, 09:02 PM
Both will be there.

Fumus
06-08-2006, 09:03 PM
but defending and picking up points is irrelevant, it's race position that matters, and Andy's sucks right now.

But Deb it's almost the most wonderful time of the year!!

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
With all the grass trimming
And everyone telling you "that ace was clear" (you can see by the chalk dust on the ball)
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
It's the hap -happiest season of all
With those rain delay meetings and volley exchange beatings
When big servers come to call
It's the hap - happiest season of all

There'll be parties for hosting
Spainards for toasting
And diving at the net flowing
There'll be nastolgic stories
from tales of the glories of
Wimbledons long, long ago

stebs
06-08-2006, 09:05 PM
but defending and picking up points is irrelevant, it's race position that matters, and Andy's sucks right now.
Yes but picking up points is how you get a higher race position so it's not at all irrelevant, quite the contrary in fact.

Deboogle!.
06-08-2006, 09:10 PM
Yes but picking up points is how you get a higher race position so it's not at all irrelevant, quite the contrary in fact.but Ryan was talking about defending points. Defending points is irrelevant to making Shanghai.

Ryan OMG LMFAO. Please keep your day job.

Viken01
06-08-2006, 09:11 PM
blake, maybe
roddick, if he keeps playing like that, he won't

Conita
06-08-2006, 09:12 PM
i think Andy will
even if he doesnt defend his wimbledon points
cos he's got th us open in which he lost 1 round last year
so whatever he doesnt defend in wimby he can compensate in the us open
:)
yes he's been a bit off but he'll be ok
he is still imo more solid that the players outside the top 10
so i still have hopes that he'll manage to get there

stebs
06-08-2006, 09:21 PM
but Ryan was talking about defending points. Defending points is irrelevant to making Shanghai.

Ryan OMG LMFAO. Please keep your day job.
You typed, and I quote, "picking up points is irrelevant", it was that with which I disagreed and still do. If you didn't mean to include that in your post then it's quite understandable.

RickDaStick
06-08-2006, 09:26 PM
Federer, Nadal, Ljubicic look like locks, probably David too, 3spots open, and WC(in case someone other then Roger or Nadal win the last 3 GS)

Deboogle!.
06-08-2006, 09:39 PM
You typed, and I quote, "picking up points is irrelevant", it was that with which I disagreed and still do. If you didn't mean to include that in your post then it's quite understandable.I was talking to Ryan and I think he knew what I meant. Sorry for the confusion. I only meant picking up points in terms of defending them.

stebs
06-08-2006, 09:40 PM
Federer, Nadal, Ljubicic look like locks, probably David too, 3spots open, and WC(in case someone other then Roger or Nadal win the last 3 GS)

I think Rafa and Roger are 100%. Roger could not hit a ball for the rest of the season and still be in it and I don't think Rafa would have to work too hard. David is almost assured of a spot due to two GS semi's already. He has to perform averagely for the rest of the year. Ivan has two AMS finals to defend but he should pick up enough points in the remaining slams to be fine so I agree they are locks.

I would also say that it looks increasingly likely that Davydenko and Blake will join them and if I am right about that then we are left with two spots. With a good run at Wimbledon and the US Open any good fast court player could take the spot, Ancic is a possibility.Roddick another, he may have points to defend at Wimby but even if he loses out he should make them up at the US Open. It will be exciting if there is a real race between three or four people to make it.

Conita
06-08-2006, 09:46 PM
mmm i was thinkin after last year...
maybe even Safin and Coria will make it
:lol:

Deboogle!.
06-08-2006, 09:48 PM
I think Rafa and Roger are 100%. Roger could not hit a ball for the rest of the season and still be in it and I don't think Rafa would have to work too hard. Roger would have to be outside the top 8 in the race to not make it and even then he would still make it b/c he's won a slam. The top 7 plus the highest outside the top 8 to win a slam gets in. if Roger and Rafa clean up all the slams, then it will be the top 8