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Jump foreward 5 years>> predict 2015 Top-5 rankings!

CmonAussie
02-11-2010, 12:09 PM
...
Current 2010 Top-5:
#Federer
#Djokovic
#Nadal
#Murray
#Del Potro
...
...

Predicted 2015 Top-5:
*Cilic
*Djokovic
*Tomic
*Murray
*Bhambri
...
[#15 Federer - and set to retire.!
Nadal - retired in 2013:sad:]

~~~What do you guys think??

EnriqueIG8
02-11-2010, 12:15 PM
Del Potro
Cilic
Murray
Tomic
Djokovic

Other young players who play top 25;
Rufin
Donskoy
Ignatik
Harrison

CmonAussie
02-11-2010, 12:19 PM
Del Potro
Cilic
Murray
Tomic
Djokovic

Other young players who play top 25;
Rufin
Donskoy
Ignatik
Harrison

:wavey:
Regarding Del Potro, i can see him reaching #1 by 2012, but also expect to see him tumble down the rankings by 2015~~ due to injuries! his body and gamestyle just seem like they would take their toll (similar to Philippoussis only mentally stronger):eek:

henke007
02-11-2010, 12:22 PM
2015 1. Federer :) haha
2. Delpo
3. Murray
4. Cilic
5. Djokovic

Commander Data
02-11-2010, 12:25 PM
1. Mr X
2. Murray
3. Mr. Y
4. Federer
5. Djokovic

CmonAussie
02-11-2010, 12:28 PM
1. Mr X
2. Murray
3. Mr. Y
4. Federer
5. Djokovic

:cool:
Mr X & Mr Y~~ hey thats cheating mate:devil:

MatchFederer
02-11-2010, 12:28 PM
...
Current 2010 Top-5:
#Federer
#Djokovic
#Nadal
#Murray
#Del Potro
...
...

Predicted 2015 Top-5:
*Cilic
*Djokovic
*Tomic
*Murray
*Bambri
...
[#15 Federer - and set to retire.!
Nadal - retired in 2013:sad:]

~~~What do you guys think??

Is Cilic your pick for number 1 and if so, why?

In no particular order:

*Murray
*Bhambri
*Tomic - maybe no.1
*Djokovic

*Someone I can't really anticipate at this time.

Federer at about no.6 with heavily reduced schedule and STILL a significant threat at the Slams, oh and to have just won the Australian Open

Nadal to retire before the end of 2015, and not be in the top 5 in February 2015.

CmonAussie
02-11-2010, 12:34 PM
Is Cilic your pick for number 1 and if so, why?

In no particular order:

*Murray
*Bhambri
*Tomic - maybe no.1
*Djokovic

*Someone I can't really anticipate at this time.

Federer at about no.6 with heavily reduced schedule and STILL a significant threat at the Slams.

Nadal to retire before the end of 2015.

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Yeah Cilic is my pick for #1 in 2015;)
I can`t really justify it but i just think he`s got lots of room for improvement, and he`s already shown the right mentality to be a champion. Even though winning MM tourneys is no big deal, its the way he dealt with expectations going to Zagreb~~ after his SFs appearance in AO, and winning his home tourney [2nd year in a row] despite obvious fatigue. Thats shows he`s tough:devil: Obviously his serve & forehand can become huge weapons, and as i said there`s lots of room for improvement [a good thing], unlike Djokovic who may have maximised his potential!

Also expect Murray & Del Potro to get to #1 at some point;)

MatchFederer
02-11-2010, 12:37 PM
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Yeah Cilic is my pick for #1 in 2015;)
I can`t really justify it but i just think he`s got lots of room for improvement, and he`s already shown the right mentality to be a champion. Even though winning MM tourneys is no big deal, its the way he dealt with home expectations going to Zagreb~~ after his SFs appearance in AO, and winning his home tourney [2nd year in a row] despite obvious fatigue. Thats shows his tough:devil: Obviously his serve & forehand can become huge weapons, and as i said there`s lots of room for improvement [a good thing], unlike Djokovic who may have maximised his potential:devil:

Also expect Murray & Del Potro to get to #1 at some point;)

Yeah, I expect the same of Murray and Del Potro.

I feel Cilic lacks that extra flair and 'genius' that the very top players tend to have, but I do like him a lot as a player in how he conducts himself, his fluid movement and his big serve. He's also shown some great mental resilience and I think he could win 1 Slam.

Zirconek
02-11-2010, 12:50 PM
...
Current 2010 Top-5:
#Federer
#Djokovic
#Nadal
#Murray
#Del Potro
...
...

Predicted 2015 Top-5:
*Cilic
*Djokovic
*Tomic
*Murray
*Bhambri
...
[#15 Federer - and set to retire.!
Nadal - retired in 2013:sad:]

~~~What do you guys think??

5 years ago...

February 2005
1. Federer
2. Hewitt
3. Roddick
4. Safin
5. Coria
(...)
48. Nadal (year-end #49)
177. Djokovic (year-end #78)
415. Murray (year-end #64)
905. Del Potro (year-end #157)

vn01
02-11-2010, 12:54 PM
1.Dimitrov
2.Tomic
3.Berankis
4.Del Potro
5.Cilic

Federer=God
02-11-2010, 12:58 PM
1. Federer
..
..
..
.. lol.


Impossible to pick. Any of the top current players could prospectively be there. New guys probably will be too.

lessthanjake
02-11-2010, 01:01 PM
Federer will still be trucking along getting like 2 slams a year at that point. He will be #1, crushing all the newbies in his wake.

Goldenoldie
02-11-2010, 01:02 PM
1. Murray
2. Cilic
3. Dimitrov
4. Del Potro
5. Troicki

vn01
02-11-2010, 01:03 PM
It's really foolishly to think that Federer could be no.1 after 5 years.He will be 34 in 2015.I think,he will retire after 2012 Olympics

vn01
02-11-2010, 01:05 PM
1. Murray
2. Cilic
3. Dimitrov
4. Del Potro
5. Troicki

Grisha:bounce::yippee::bigclap:

lessthanjake
02-11-2010, 01:06 PM
It's really foolishly to think that Federer could be no.1 after 5 years.He will be 34 in 2015.I think,he will retire after 2012 Olympics

Lies. Connors made the semis of the US Open when he was 39. Fedgod > Connors. 39 > 34. Thus, Fedgod would be able to do more than get to the semis of a slam. He would win them and but all the n00bs in their place.

dodo
02-11-2010, 01:10 PM
Tomic, really? What does he have that will make him beat top players? I mean, sure, he is young and all, but his gameplan seems to be even pushier than Murray's. Dimitrov is the same age and were it not for his utter lack of testicular fortitude would put anyone under serious pressure with his shotmaking.

vn01
02-11-2010, 01:11 PM
Lies. Connors made the semis of the US Open when he was 39. Fedgod > Connors. 39 > 34. Thus, Fedgod would be able to do more than get to the semis of a slam. He would win them and but all the n00bs in their place.

I don't think so,but time will show.
Actually,Nole,Murray and Del Potro will become no.1 one day,but they are really far away from Federer's records and achievements.

dodo
02-11-2010, 01:19 PM
djokovic, murray, cilic, del potro will be in there. federer might be #5, but unlikely, probably retired by then.
i highly doubt the last guy (not necessarily #5) will be tomic or dimitrov.

lessthanjake
02-11-2010, 02:06 PM
I don't think so,but time will show.
Actually,Nole,Murray and Del Potro will become no.1 one day,but they are really far away from Federer's records and achievements.

Hahaha I was just kidding about thinking Federer would be dominating in 2015. I think he'll retire after 2012.

rocketassist
02-11-2010, 02:26 PM
If Tomic made top 5 it would be the worst ever era never to be surpassed.

rofe
02-11-2010, 02:32 PM
Fed would have retired by then. Why are people picking Bhambri? :scratch:

My pick:

Murray
Nadal
Djokovic
Some American kid :)
Some Asian kid :)

prafull
02-11-2010, 02:41 PM
1. Nadal
2. Djokovic
3. Cilic
4. Del potro
5. Murray

Commander Data
02-11-2010, 02:42 PM
:cool:
Mr X & Mr Y~~ hey thats cheating mate:devil:

with x,y i mean some new guys that are not yet in the discussion. I do not know who they are, I just believe there will be new faces by then.

ApproachShot
02-11-2010, 03:04 PM
1. Murray
2. Cilic
3. Dimitrov
4. Del Potro
5. Troicki

Do you mind if I ask what your intuition with this one is?

Everko
02-11-2010, 03:08 PM
Impossible to know but I will guess:

1.Del Potro
2.Cilic
3.Berta
4.Djokovic
5.Tsonga

vn01
02-11-2010, 03:15 PM
Oh,I forgot Berta.He can make impression in two or three years

lessthanjake
02-11-2010, 03:17 PM
No way Nadal will be a top player in 5 years. His knees will not hold up until 2015.

hiperborejac
02-11-2010, 03:19 PM
1.Djokovic
2.Nadal
3.Cilic
4.Del Potro
5.Krajinovic
...
9.Federer... After being slamless in 2014 will win 2015 Wimbledon and then retire.

Everko
02-11-2010, 03:22 PM
1.Djokovic
2.Nadal
3.Cilic
4.Del Potro
5.Krajinovic
...
9.Federer... After being slamless in 2014 will win 2015 Wimbledon and then retire.

Serbian domination? I think not

hiperborejac
02-11-2010, 03:29 PM
Serbian domination? I think not

It's not domination, otherwise there will be Tipsy and Troicki :) What am I talking about you'll see by the end of next week ;)

Goldenoldie
02-11-2010, 03:39 PM
Do you mind if I ask what your intuition with this one is?

Yes of course you can ask! :D

1. This thread needs at least one controversial pick to avoid it being tedious.

2. Troicki has finished every year so far ranked higher than he was at the beginning of the year.

3. He has not been overhyped in the way players such as Gulbis and Tomic have been.

4. I watched his match against Murray at Wimbledon, and I thought it was closer than the score suggests.

5. My other outsider is Chardy, and he has been rubbish recently.

ApproachShot
02-11-2010, 03:54 PM
Yes of course you can ask! :D

1. This thread needs at least one controversial pick to avoid it being tedious.

2. Troicki has finished every year so far ranked higher than he was at the beginning of the year.

3. He has not been overhyped in the way players such as Gulbis and Tomic have been.

4. I watched his match against Murray at Wimbledon, and I thought it was closer than the score suggests.

5. My other outsider is Chardy, and he has been rubbish recently.

It was a bit of a rhetorical question though, as I asked you about it anyway ;)

Interesting observation about Troicki. I do quite like his game and it is true that he does seemed to have slipped under to radar to some extent, but I don't feel he has the physical or mental strength (especially in the slams) to consistently post good enough results to make it into the top 5.

Completely agree with Gulbis and Tomic with regards to how they have been 'overhyped' although it's too early to tell, especially with Tomic. It seems like he has a lot of talent, but not the right attitude to accompany it.

Chardy was hyped up a fair bit last season as well - I wonder if the pressure has got to him? In recent years France have produced a lot of good tennis professionals on the circuit, but neither any individual player nor the players as a whole have made any significant steps in being half as successful as their Spainish counterparts.

marcRD
02-11-2010, 04:55 PM
1.Del Potro
2.Tomic
3.Federer
4.Cilic
5.Murray

Nadal retired 2014 with 9 slams. Federer won his 10th wimbledon (he has played in every Wimbledon final since 2003 making it 13 in a row) this year and got to the USOPEN final aswell, losing to king of hardcourt Del Potro for the 3rd time in a USOPEN final (making it 3 out of 4).

Harmless
02-11-2010, 05:53 PM
1. Murray
2. Del Potro
3. Djokovic
4. Tsonga
5. Bellucci

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
02-11-2010, 05:57 PM
1. Gasquet
2. Del potro
3. Murray
4. Cillic
5. Nadal (still dominates during clay season)

DrJules
02-11-2010, 09:59 PM
1. Murray
2. Djokovic
3. Cilic
4. Nadal
5. Del Potro

malisha
02-11-2010, 11:08 PM
1.Gulbis
2.Berdich
3.Acasuso
4.Korolev
5.Mathieu

CmonAussie
02-12-2010, 01:48 AM
1. Gasquet
2. Del potro
3. Murray
4. Cillic
5. Nadal (still dominates during clay season)

"Gasquet":eek::devil:
haha, you`re a comedian:p

JediFed
02-12-2010, 01:56 AM
Federer will still be number 1.

Ibracadabra
02-12-2010, 02:05 AM
1. djokovic
2. djokovic
3. del potro
4. djokovic
5. cilic

MatchFederer
02-12-2010, 02:07 AM
1. djokovic
2. djokovic
3. del potro
4. djokovic
5. cilic

*LOL*

What order are the Djokovic's in?

JediFed
02-12-2010, 02:11 AM
After the 2012 cloning bill permitted players to create clones of each other, Djokovic clones dominate the tour.

Hewitt =Legend
02-12-2010, 02:13 AM
I wonder how many people would have picked Cilic if he never made the semis in Australia?

Anyway it's impossible to tell but i'll guess:

1. Murray
2. Del Potro
3. Tomic
4. Djokovic
5. Harrison

We'll bump this thread in 5 years in see how wrong we all were :lol:

Ibracadabra
02-12-2010, 03:16 AM
After the 2012 cloning bill permitted players to create clones of each other, Djokovic clones dominate the tour.

Novak has two younger brothers who have the same promise as he did at their age if you didn't know :P

Novak # 1
marko # 2
djorde # 4

Kolya
02-12-2010, 03:34 AM
1. Santoro
.
.
.
.

Vicek
02-12-2010, 06:36 AM
1. Janowicz
2. Tsonga
3. De Bakker
4. Nishikori
5. Rufin

CmonAussie
02-12-2010, 08:47 AM
1. Janowicz
2. Tsonga
3. De Bakker
4. Nishikori
5. Rufin

...
Nishikori is finished unfortunately:sad:
His poor technique & injury prone body are to blame:sad:

mr_burns
02-12-2010, 08:54 AM
i think even a 2 year prediction would be difficult, 5 years is so impossible to predict
i am nut sure if fed will retire 2012, so he might still be there

Speed of Light
02-12-2010, 09:21 AM
1. Rafa
that much is guaranteed..

Team_Roddick
02-12-2010, 09:31 AM
That's my picks:

1. Del Potro
2. Djokovic
3. Murray
4. Nadal
5. Bellucci

;)

born_on_clay
02-12-2010, 10:58 AM
1. Murray
2. Djokovic
3. Cilic
4. del Potro
5. Tomic

marcRD
02-12-2010, 11:11 AM
If we go back 5 years ago we had Hewitt, Safin, Federer and Roddick dominating and most would probably have these and Donald Young, Gasquet or some other overhyped junior in the top 5 today, things change very fast and it is almost impossible to predict who will make it to the top of the game.

It is easier to predict who will fall and I think Djokovic, Nadal and Murray prob dont have the game to be at the top 5 for another 5 years. Maybe even Del Potro could find himself there, these players are big and they run alot and dont move in an economical manner on court, they are borrowing now for injuries later at their mid 20s, Nadal was the first one to go, Murray and Djokovic should suffer from injuries in 1-2 years and Del Potro is constantly injured at his young age. We may see a top 5 2015 without any of these players and actually only with Federer hanging in there. Anyway, this was the top 5 only 5 years ago (07.02.2005):

1.Roger Federer
2.Lleyton Hewitt
3.Andy Roddick
4.Marat Safin
5.Guillermo Coria

07.02.2000:

1:Andre Agassi
2.Pete Sampras
3.Yevgeny Kafelnikov
4.Nicolas Kiefer
5.Gustavo Kuerten

06.02.1995:

1.Pete Sampras
2.Andre Agassi
3.Boris Becker
4.Sergi Bruguera
5.Goran Ivanisevic

12.02.1990:

1.Ivan Lendl
2.Boris Becker
3.Stefan Edberg
4.John Mcenroe
5.Brad Gilbert

04.02.1985

1.John Mcenroe
2.Jimmy Connors
3.Ivan Lendl
4.Mats Wilander
5.Andres Gomez




Anyway, the point is things change quickly in tennis and 5 years is a lifetime for many tennis players. If 2 players from this era still is in the top 5 by 2015 that would be pretty incredible.

Sunset of Age
02-12-2010, 11:18 AM
:lol: at folks merely including players from the current Top 10 in their list. It could be possible, but I'd be pleasantly surprised if that indeed happens. Might well be that none of them will even be Top 20 in five years time. 2015 is in five years, which is about a tennis players' generation span. The Federers, Roddicks and Davydenkos are exceptions, not the ´rule´.

So the answer might well be:
1 Currently Unknown Futures-Challenger player
2 Currently Unknown Futures-Challenger player
3 Marin Cilic
4 Currently Unknown Futures-Challenger player
5 Currently Unknown Futures-Challenger player

:)

MatchFederer
02-12-2010, 11:42 AM
Is Cilic your pick for number 1 and if so, why?

In no particular order:

*Murray
*Bhambri
*Tomic - maybe no.1
*Djokovic

*Someone I can't really anticipate at this time.

Federer at about no.6 with heavily reduced schedule and STILL a significant threat at the Slams, oh and to have just won the Australian Open

Nadal to retire before the end of 2015, and not be in the top 5 in February 2015.

I'm going to alter this and swap Djokovic for a second 'Someone I can't really anticipate at this time.

In no particular order:

*Murray
*Bhambri
*Tomic - maybe no.1
*Someone I can't really anticipate at this time.
*Someone I can't really anticipate at this time.

marcRD
02-12-2010, 01:29 PM
So it should be something like this:

1.player x
2.Tomic
3.player y
4.Federer
5.player z

In 2005 Djokovic, Murray and Del Potro would have been players x, y and z. Maybe some could have predicted Murray would get there as he was already getting overhyped by the brittish media.

out_here_grindin
02-12-2010, 03:02 PM
This is what I love about tennis, It can change so much in 5 years. It is cool to think that there are guys out there right now who we know nothing about who will be a top 10 or top 5 player.

rtgy
02-12-2010, 04:00 PM
2015 Top 5 of the year;)

1. Dimitrov

2. Del Potro

3. Cilic

4. Golubev

5. Troicki

:lol:

:D :p

fsoica
02-12-2010, 04:54 PM
Gulbis deserves more credit ;)

CmonAussie
02-12-2010, 09:44 PM
If we go back 5 years ago we had Hewitt, Safin, Federer and Roddick dominating and most would probably have these and Donald Young, Gasquet or some other overhyped junior in the top 5 today, things change very fast and it is almost impossible to predict who will make it to the top of the game.

It is easier to predict who will fall and I think Djokovic, Nadal and Murray prob dont have the game to be at the top 5 for another 5 years. Maybe even Del Potro could find himself there, these players are big and they run alot and dont move in an economical manner on court, they are borrowing now for injuries later at their mid 20s, Nadal was the first one to go, Murray and Djokovic should suffer from injuries in 1-2 years and Del Potro is constantly injured at his young age. We may see a top 5 2015 without any of these players and actually only with Federer hanging in there. Anyway, this was the top 5 only 5 years ago (07.02.2005):

1.Roger Federer
2.Lleyton Hewitt
3.Andy Roddick
4.Marat Safin
5.Guillermo Coria

07.02.2000:

1:Andre Agassi
2.Pete Sampras
3.Yevgeny Kafelnikov
4.Nicolas Kiefer
5.Gustavo Kuerten

06.02.1995:

1.Pete Sampras
2.Andre Agassi
3.Boris Becker
4.Sergi Bruguera
5.Goran Ivanisevic

12.02.1990:

1.Ivan Lendl
2.Boris Becker
3.Stefan Edberg
4.John Mcenroe
5.Brad Gilbert

04.02.1985

1.John Mcenroe
2.Jimmy Connors
3.Ivan Lendl
4.Mats Wilander
5.Andres Gomez




Anyway, the point is things change quickly in tennis and 5 years is a lifetime for many tennis players. If 2 players from this era still is in the top 5 by 2015 that would be pretty incredible.

:cool:
Great post, cheers:)
...
Yeah as you say its unlikely that even 2 of the current Top-5 will still be there in 2015..!!

scarecrows
02-12-2010, 09:50 PM
1. Xristos
2...
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.
.

william_renshaw
02-12-2010, 10:47 PM
Anyone who thinks Nadal will be top 5 in 2015 is seriously deluding themselves. I'm a fan of Rafa's but don't think he will ever win another hc slam and can't see him getting more than a couple more years out of his body.

fed will probably have retired by 2015.

Murray? wouldn't surprise me if he was top 5 in 5 years. Cilic certainly has all the attributes. But I would say it's virtually impossible to predict who will be top 5 in 5 years, and at least 2 names will be players not in the top 100 now.

I promise to give a million dollars to anyone who can correctly predict the top 5 five years from now.

rawalya
02-13-2010, 04:44 PM
1.Tiago Fernandes :hearts:
2.Andy Murray
3.Bernard Tomic
4.Grigor Dimitrov
5.Novak Djokovic

i dont think it's going to happen tho. :scratch:

marcRD
02-13-2010, 05:51 PM
Tiago Fernandez, there you have someone who can be in top 5 in 5 years, or simply outside top 200. Its all about thinking outside the box.

jmf07
02-14-2010, 02:29 AM
Murray
Del Potro
Harrison
Cilic
Bellucci

KingSodaPop
02-14-2010, 02:47 AM
Federer
Soderling
Del Potro
Djokovic
Tomic

Andi-M
02-14-2010, 09:29 AM
Great post my marcRD, I agree too difficult to tell what is going to happen.

I think Murray could be the one who is still around the top in 2015. I just think he is destined for big things. He is being very smart with scheduling this year, which i something Im sure he'll carry doing in the future. He is also adding more agression into his game relying less on defense and thus not wearing himself out as much. He hasnt peaked yet either.

The only other ones would be Potro and Cilic both similar players. They have massive games and can just overpower players at will. Both could do with improving movement and adding some more variety to their games. Injuries are the big question marks especially with Potro. If Potro remains relatively healthy he is sure to be a multi GS champ and probably still clocking them up in 2015.

Tomic is like Murray really in so many ways if he does what Murray did and works really hard on his strength and fitness in the next 2-3 years he could make it, so not sure on him. Without getting stronger and adding more power he aint winning no slams.

Dimitrov, Bhambri, Berankis etc:- I dont know hyped youngsters can turn out great (rarely) or they can turn out not so great....

What counts as a sucess anyway..Is overhyped Monfils a failure cos he never made top 5? I dont think so.

tennis2tennis
02-14-2010, 09:34 AM
I really don't see Djokovic in the top 10 in 5 years time, why do people discount Rafa because of his style of play, but they ignore nole's obvious fitness/endurance problem?

marcRD
02-14-2010, 12:23 PM
In 5 years Djokovic and Murray are turning 28 and Nadal 29, Delpo and Cilic 27. Most champions are no longer at the top when they are 27, some examples: Borg, Mcenroe, Edberg, Courier, Chang, Safin, Hewitt, Wilander, Ferrero, Mecir, Kuerten.

Burrow
09-22-2013, 12:56 PM
This thread is just plain priceless.

Enjoy.

1. Murray
2. Cilic
3. Dimitrov
4. Del Potro
5. Troicki

The only thing funnier than Troicki in the top 5 is Bhambri.

"Gasquet":eek::devil:
haha, you`re a comedian:p

I also like this comment, considering he's put Cilic and Bhambri in the top 5.

Mong Mong
09-22-2013, 12:59 PM
This thread is just plain priceless.

Enjoy.

You bumped two years ahead of time.

Burrow
09-22-2013, 01:04 PM
You bumped two years ahead of time.

Like that makes a difference :lol: And it's considerably less than 2 years considering it was made in February and he didn't specify year end.

(Jokes on me if it does though, but I'm 99.99999999% sure it isn't ;))

Ash86
09-22-2013, 01:06 PM
...
Current 2010 Top-5:
#Federer
#Djokovic
#Nadal
#Murray
#Del Potro
...
...

Predicted 2015 Top-5:
*Cilic
*Djokovic
*Tomic
*Murray
*Bhambri
...
[#15 Federer - and set to retire.!
Nadal - retired in 2013:sad:]

~~~What do you guys think??

Ha! Poor Federer and Nadal - always being retired off... Think likely the 2015 won't be all that different to now - Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, Del Potro and Berdych probably there or there abouts. Can't see Dimitrov, Tomic etc. making enough of a leap in the next 2 years to be consistent top 5 players. Ferrer has to decline by then surely....

BringBakTehGrass
09-22-2013, 01:07 PM
Current 2013 Top-5:

1) Djokovic
2) Nadal
3) Murray
4) Ferrer
5) Federer

In five years:

1) somebody new
2) Del Potro
3) somebody new
4) Janowicz
5) somebody new

Of course, names like Dimitrov, Raonic, Paire, Gulbis, etc., might be in there... but as it stands now they do not seem to be capable of playing well on the biggest stage (they lack that "champion's spirit" which was so apparent in Nadal, Murray, Del Potro, etc. early on).

Ash86
09-22-2013, 01:13 PM
Anyone who thinks Nadal will be top 5 in 2015 is seriously deluding themselves. I'm a fan of Rafa's but don't think he will ever win another hc slam and can't see him getting more than a couple more years out of his body.
fed will probably have retired by 2015.

Murray? wouldn't surprise me if he was top 5 in 5 years. Cilic certainly has all the attributes. But I would say it's virtually impossible to predict who will be top 5 in 5 years, and at least 2 names will be players not in the top 100 now.

I promise to give a million dollars to anyone who can correctly predict the top 5 five years from now.

:haha:

Unless Nadal suffers some serious injur he's pretty much guaranteed to be in the top 5 in February 2015... People have been writing him off for a long time. And he's won 2 HC slams since that prediction and made another 2 HC slam finals!

ProdigyEng
09-22-2013, 01:14 PM
Ha! Poor Federer and Nadal - always being retired off... Think likely the 2015 won't be all that different to now - Djokovic, Nadal, Murray, Del Potro and Berdych probably there or there abouts. Can't see Dimitrov, Tomic etc. making enough of a leap in the next 2 years to be consistent top 5 players. Ferrer has to decline by then surely....

But Janowicz will

Burrow
09-22-2013, 01:15 PM
Current 2013 Top-5:

1) Djokovic
2) Nadal
3) Murray
4) Ferrer
5) Federer

In five years:

1) somebody new
2) Del Potro
3) somebody new
4) Janowicz
5) somebody new

Of course, names like Dimitrov, Raonic, Paire, Gulbis, etc., might be in there... but as it stands now they do not seem to be capable of playing well on the biggest stage (they lack that "champion's spirit" which was so apparent in Nadal, Murray, Del Potro, etc. early on).

If there's no Nadal, Djokovic or Murray then how do you think Del Potro can be 2, aged 30?

Burrow
09-22-2013, 01:17 PM
:haha:

Unless Nadal suffers some serious injur he's pretty much guaranteed to be in the top 5 in February 2015... People have been writing him off for a long time. And he's won 2 HC slams since that prediction and made another 2 HC slam finals!

I thought Nadal would be in serious decline at 27, but he's not so I have absolutely no idea how long he can continue for. He's not as good as he once was but still top class. The lack of upcoming talent helps every current players case.

Kiedis
09-22-2013, 01:18 PM
Lies. Connors made the semis of the US Open when he was 39. Fedgod > Connors. 39 > 34. Thus, Fedgod would be able to do more than get to the semis of a slam. He would win them and but all the n00bs in their place.

:yeah:

:lol: at folks merely including players from the current Top 10 in their list. It could be possible, but I'd be pleasantly surprised if that indeed happens. Might well be that none of them will even be Top 20 in five years time. 2015 is in five years, which is about a tennis players' generation span. The Federers, Roddicks and Davydenkos are exceptions, not the ´rule´.

So the answer might well be:
1 Currently Unknown Futures-Challenger player
2 Currently Unknown Futures-Challenger player
3 Marin Cilic
4 Currently Unknown Futures-Challenger player
5 Currently Unknown Futures-Challenger player

:)

:yeah: :yeah:

BringBakTehGrass
09-22-2013, 01:25 PM
If there's no Nadal, Djokovic or Murray then how do you think Del Potro can be 2, aged 30?

Del Potro is 16 months younger than Murray and Djokovic. In addition, I think he may have more mileage left in his body because of time spent out of the game with injury.

Burrow
09-22-2013, 01:27 PM
Del Potro is 16 months younger than Murray and Djokovic. In addition, I think he may more mileage left in his body because of time spent out of the game with injury.

16 months is nothing. He's 6'6'' and has gained plenty of weight (of which is quite obviously not lean body mass) and doesn't seem to be changing. This only increases the risk of injury and inhibits performance. Taller and heavier men historically do not have great longevity.

Injuries also form scar tissue, meaning you're more likely to re-injure.

There is absolutely 0 chance of Del Potro being ranked 2 when he's 30+ years old.

BringBakTehGrass
09-22-2013, 01:38 PM
16 months is nothing. He's 6'6'' and has gained plenty of weight (of which is quite obviously not lean body mass) and doesn't seem to be changing. This only increases the risk of injury and inhibits performance. Taller and heavier men historically do not have great longevity.

Injuries also form scar tissue, meaning you're more likely to re-injure.

There is absolutely 0 chance of Del Potro being ranked 2 when he's 30+ years old.

Well, technically five years from today, Del Potro will be 29 (it's his birthday tomorrow :p). I think you're being overly pessimistic to be honest, especially considering that the age of retirement is getting higher in the tennis world, and Del Potro might have to take more time out in the coming years (but I expect him to make one final push - possibly to reach #1, with what he has left in the tank - when the likes of Djokovic and Murray have declined and/or retired).

Burrow
09-22-2013, 01:42 PM
Well, technically five years from today, Del Potro will be 29 (it's his birthday tomorrow :p). I think you're being overly pessimistic to be honest, especially considering that the age of retirement is getting higher in the tennis world, and Del Potro might have to take more time out in the coming years (but I expect him to make one final push - possibly to reach #1, with what he has left in the tank - when the likes of Djokovic and Murray have declined and/or retired).

In my opinion, it is absolutely ludicrous to suggest Del Potro will be number 2 when he's 30 years old. I think he'll be considerably lower than he is right now. Somehow he might hover around the top 10 but I can't even see that happening.

Dave_92
09-22-2013, 06:05 PM
2018:

Nadal
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#179 Djokovic
#871 Windray

Alex999
09-22-2013, 06:26 PM
2018:

Nadal
Mug
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#179 Djokovic
#871 Windray
good one Dave :lol:
OK, let me try this, 2018 ...
1. Peliwo
2. Nadal (medicine will progress enough and he'll get new artificial knees made from titanium)
3. Pospisil
4. Dancevic
5. Djordje Djokovic
:p:p:p

Nole and Murray will be retired and fishing with their kids

Li Ching Yuen
09-22-2013, 06:46 PM
I think Nadal and Djokovic would be the only guys managing to hold their own over 30 y old and be at the top. Murray seems less interested in non-slam events at 26 y. old than most of his peers so I doubt that he will be able to do great things when age is against him.

Other than those, I don't think there are any current players that we know of that will be in the Top5, 5 years from now, bar of course some current guy holds a position there, maybe a Del Potro or something. Generally I think the rest will consist of new guys, basically getting back to the days where younger players could break through. It all goes through cycles and I think the next wave would look something like that. I think the youngest guy that we know of having some clear Top10 ability is Kyrgios and he's not really impressive, I would hate to see him being the cream of the crop in a few years. I'd like tennis to look better than that.

vpmrosulate
09-22-2013, 06:49 PM
What a depressing thread.

No1emania
09-22-2013, 09:10 PM
1. Djokovic
2. new player
3. Janowicz
4. new player
5. new player


Djokovic will be consistent as usual, winning 90% of his matches with spending a minimum amount of energy, and having in average 1 - 2 slams per year. He will collect over 250 weeks at #1 (150 in next 5 years).

Nadal will be on his 5th 7-month break preparing to capture his 12th RG, 18th slam and a title of the undisputed GOAT.

Pushray's inconsistency will lead him outside of top 5. He will never be #1, but he might however capture up to 3 more slams.

Federer will be retired after his bad performance in Rio and several weak years for his standards. He will stay at 17 and 302.

Janowicz will develop into a real force and become a regular slam contender. He will win at least 3 slams.

And finally, new generation of players will come to the scene and make thinks interesting. They will safely keep the weakest generation in Open Era - Tomic, Dimitrov etc - outside of top 8 and without any chance to win any masters, not to mention a slam. They will not however be on that high level like The Big 3 are / used to be, especially not in term of consistency, but they will produce a very good tennis.

Baseline86
09-23-2013, 08:09 AM
1)Nadal
2)Djokovic
3)Murray

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