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Personal Expectations In Tennis You Thought In The Past And Were You Wrong Or Right?

Xavier7
02-11-2011, 04:22 PM
What things watching tennis did you expect to happen and what things did you get totally wrong?

I got these right:

1 After Wimbledon 2001 - Federer will win a great many slams amd be one of the all time greats - I predicted this after Federer bt Sampras at Wimbledon, I just knew from his game.

2 From End Of 2006 - After I saw him play in 2006 I thought Del Potro would win slams and be a top player winning slams.

3 Around 2001/2002 Serve and volley would die out and get less and less common - OK this one may have been obvious.

I got these wrong

1 In 2005 - 2007 I never expected Nadal to achieve that much outside of clay at least until Wimbledon 2007. i though reaching the final at Wimbledon in 2006 was an anomaly.

2 After Wimbledon 2002 Thought Malisse would be a top player and maybe even win a couple of slams, and have a career similar to say Henman, Haas or Moya. Oh Well.

What predictions did you make in the past and were u right or wrong?

cobalt60
02-11-2011, 04:38 PM
Must admit that I am very shallow;) I just live day to day with a tournament and then forget about it. Do enjoy the tennis channel replaying older matches though.

Chartreuse
02-11-2011, 05:28 PM
I was very wrong about Nadal. Back in late 2006, I thought he would have a career similar to Guga and win like a total of 3 FOs and no slams outside clay. I thought he would be burnt out after 21 like Hewitt and win no more slams after that. :o Boy was I wrong.:eek:

GlennMirnyi
02-11-2011, 05:36 PM
I was very wrong about Nadal. Back in late 2006, I thought he would have a career similar to Guga and win like a total of 3 FOs and no slams outside clay. I thought he would be burnt out after 21 like Hewitt and win no more slams after that. :o Boy was I wrong.:eek:

Well, that's how things should've happened.

Maybe one day we'll know why they didn't.

Nadull_tard
02-11-2011, 05:36 PM
I've never thought that Nadal will win a HC slam. But want can you do with cake draws and mug era with out of form top players.

lemon99
02-11-2011, 05:40 PM
I was very wrong about Nadal. Back in late 2006, I thought he would have a career similar to Guga and win like a total of 3 FOs and no slams outside clay. I thought he would be burnt out after 21 like Hewitt and win no more slams after that. :o Boy was I wrong.:eek:

He'll burn out at 25 :devil: Mark my words. I'm never wrong :cool:

latso
02-11-2011, 06:13 PM
Right about - Tsonga and Verdasco will reach top 10 (against all odds)

Dimitrov will be a top 100 (and will be a top 20 sooner or later)

Wrong about Del Potro not winning this USO :S

Potentially right about Paire becomming top 20 like Grigoat

jonathancrane
02-11-2011, 06:44 PM
Right - When Sampras retired I thought that tennis would enter in a mug era
Right - Goran one day would win Wimbledon
Right - People would see Agassi's real face (well, this one is still only partially right)

Wrong - Djokovic, after IW 2008 to win more slams in 2008-10
Wrong - Hewitt, I was expecting 1-2 more years of domination from him (glad to be wrong here)
Wrong - After the summer of 2008 I thought Andy Murray would win a GS

Topspindoctor
02-12-2011, 02:49 AM
I've never thought that Nadal will win a HC slam. But want can you do with cake draws and mug era with out of form top players.

Agree. Nadal got lucky he got such a colossal mug in his first HC slam final, otherwise he'd never win it.

Mjau!
02-12-2011, 03:17 AM
I got these wrong:

Robin Söderling will win RG -09

Robin Söderling will win W -09

Robin Söderling will win USO -09

Robin Söderling will win AO -10

Robin Söderling will win RG -10

Robin Söderling will win W -10

Robin Söderling will win USO -10

Robin Söderling will win AO -11

DartMarcus
02-12-2011, 03:32 AM
Wrong:
Roddick to win about 5 Slams. (2002)
Nadull never to win anything other than RG. (2005)
Ginepri to become a top 10 player (2004)
Sampras to come back (after his retirement)
Blake to reach a Slam final (2005)
Right:
Fish to have a new best career season in the future(2006)
Karlovic finally to reach a Slam QF (before that wimbledon)
Agassi not to retire at least til the age of 35 (2001)
Safin to retire early (2007)
Maybe right:
Federer to finish career with 16 Slams (2007)

Filo V.
02-12-2011, 03:32 AM
Wrong=Andy Murray is capable of winning majors.

Filo V.
02-12-2011, 03:33 AM
Right=Rafa downers will continue to be proven wrong and are pathetic.

Sunset of Age
02-12-2011, 03:35 AM
Right: I predicted Rafa to win Wimbledon somewhere around 2006, and so he did. ;)
Wrong: I expected MuzzaWussie to be able to capture a GS title by now. :o

Mjau!
02-12-2011, 03:40 AM
Wrong=Andy Murray is capable of winning majors.

You do not know this is wrong yet!

Priam
02-12-2011, 03:42 AM
Very Wrong: After 2003, definitely thought Nalbandian would win a slam.

After USO '03, thought Roddick would win another slam as well.

tealeaves
02-12-2011, 03:43 AM
Wrong: I thought Federer would never win RG.
Wrong: I thought Nadal would not win another Wimbledon, and HC slams