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Next New Grand Slam Winner?

federer express
01-30-2005, 01:50 PM
Who will be the next first time winner of a slam?

Auscon
01-30-2005, 01:55 PM
I think the French is the only chance of seeing a new slam winner this year

Maybe Coria (dont know what this injury situation is though). Nadal could go well at the French....he hasnt played there yet has he?

federer express
01-30-2005, 01:57 PM
I think the French is the only chance of seeing a new slam winner this year

Maybe Coria (dont know what this injury situation is though). Nadal could go well at the French....he hasnt played there yet has he?

No...think he missed it with injury if i remember correctly. He should be a big threat there though

joeb_uk
01-30-2005, 02:01 PM
Cant see nalbandian winning a slam yet, he doesnt quite have it mentally or in his game. But i feel coria has a good chance at the french, so i think it will be him.

federer express
01-30-2005, 02:03 PM
Cant see nalbandian winning a slam yet, he doesnt quite have it mentally or in his game. But i feel coria has a good chance at the french, so i think it will be him.

Yeah think nalbandian has all the physical attributes...but seems to struggle with the really big matches and finals

joeb_uk
01-30-2005, 02:05 PM
Yeah, he has some mental block in the big matches and i dont think he is strong enough in the mind. Another reason is his terrible serve, it doesnt get him any free points and its a big disadvantage. Even if he had a serve like hewitt he would be a much better player.

federer express
01-30-2005, 02:06 PM
Yeah, he has some mental block in the big matches and i dont think he is strong enough in the mind. Another reason is his terrible serve, it doesnt get him any free points and its a big disadvantage. Even if he had a serve like hewitt he would be a much better player.

Yeah the serve is a mystery to me. Not sure why he settles for rolling it in most of the time when he can do much more with it when he wants to

Horatio Caine
01-30-2005, 02:06 PM
[QUOTE=Auscon]I think the French is the only chance of seeing a new slam winner this year[QUOTE]

Undoubtedly...unless Henman finally puts the screaming middle - age women to rest in July! :)

joeb_uk
01-30-2005, 02:07 PM
Dont mention tim jez! he doesnt have it! :P

adeegee
01-30-2005, 02:09 PM
i'd love to say nadal but i dont know if he's quite ready yet, so we'll go with coria to win the french seeing as there's more chance of me winning wimbledon than henman

Horatio Caine
01-30-2005, 02:09 PM
Dont mention tim jez! he doesnt have it! :P

:p !

joeb_uk
01-30-2005, 02:10 PM
I think tim is another one who with a better serve would have a great chance to win a slam, but his serve isnt exactly great and not really a weapon.

Horatio Caine
01-30-2005, 02:10 PM
Out of the 4 at the top, Coria is most dangerous on clay and Joachim is top 4 dangerous on grass. Maybe both will win GS this year although I don't think Joachim is quite ready yet.

federer express
01-30-2005, 02:11 PM
i'd love to say nadal but i dont know if he's quite ready yet, so we'll go with coria to win the french seeing as there's more chance of me winning wimbledon than henman

Henman could win wimbledon...if he avoids hewitt, federer, safin, agassi and so on! LOL...no i think he will always struggle against an excellent returner :)

federer express
01-30-2005, 02:12 PM
Joachim is top 4 dangerous on grass.

Think JJ is more dangerous on hard courts, at least for the next few years until he has more experience on grass

Horatio Caine
01-30-2005, 02:15 PM
Think JJ is more dangerous on hard courts, at least for the next few years until he has more experience on grass

With grass the ball skids thorugh and his serves will be wretched to return. I fancy him as a better Philippoussis and Flip has been to the final so...he is certainly not someone you want to draw before the QF.

star
01-30-2005, 02:16 PM
Coria is the only one I see with a possibility there, and I really dont' think he will win the French this year.

federer express
01-30-2005, 02:17 PM
With grass the ball skids thorugh and his serves will be wretched to return. I fancy him as a better Philippoussis and Flip has been to the final so...he is certainly not someone you want to draw before the QF.

Yeah he's a nightmare draw. Think i'd back Philippoussis against him if they were to meet this year. But JJ is a bad draw on any court with that serve!

Horatio Caine
01-30-2005, 02:18 PM
Think i'd back Philippoussis against him if they were to meet this year.

Really? :eek: :eek:

HybridTheory
01-30-2005, 02:18 PM
David Nalbandian, is playing quite good on every surface.
I'm not sure if he's mentally strong enough, but I would love to see him win a GS soon.

Horatio Caine
01-30-2005, 02:19 PM
Coria is the only one I see with a possibility there, and I really dont' think he will win the French this year.

If he won't who do you think will? Ferrero won't the way he is playing. That means the chances are that there will be a new winner?

Please don't say Gaudio or Costa will come back for a haunt! :lol:

federer express
01-30-2005, 02:19 PM
Really? :eek: :eek:

More experience and i think he would make a better job of returning and employing an all court game. Who knows though...might be the odd tie-break LOL!!

Scotso
01-30-2005, 02:23 PM
Nadal

though Joachim could do well at Wimbledon if he gets a little more aggressive

federer express
01-30-2005, 02:24 PM
hmmm.....just thought haas was probably worth a mention too

lucashg
01-30-2005, 02:28 PM
Coria, if he's physically well and playing his best, I think he's a favorite for Roland Garros.

The thought of seeing J. Johansson winning a GS title is really scary. Please, no!

federer express
01-30-2005, 02:31 PM
Coria, if he's physically well and playing his best, I think he's a favorite for Roland Garros.

The thought of seeing J. Johansson winning a GS title is really scary. Please, no!

I'm happy to see any new winners and personally find johansson's game quite exciting. But can see why ppl might not like it

Drimal
01-30-2005, 02:37 PM
Guillermo Coria to win Roland Garros :D

But perhabs David Nalbandian at Roland Garros ;)

Hewitt_Rules
01-30-2005, 03:23 PM
Well Coria will probably win the FO.

*karen*
01-30-2005, 03:27 PM
Probably one of the clay court specialists at RG. Coria perhaps. The rest of the slams though are between Federer, Safin and Hewitt. Can't see anyone else getting a look in.

Leena
01-30-2005, 03:29 PM
Probably one of the clay court specialists at RG. Coria perhaps. The rest of the slams though are between Federer, Safin and Hewitt. Can't see anyone else getting a look in.
And Roddick.

I think PimPim will be the next one.

federer express
01-30-2005, 03:31 PM
And Roddick.

I think PimPim will be the next one.

Roddick already won the US...wouldn't be a first-time winner

*Ljubica*
01-30-2005, 03:34 PM
I voted for David but that's probably more wishful thinking than anything else - because what Joe and others have said earlier is so right about that damned serve of his :devil: When I watched Marat serve out that final this morning, my first reaction was "why the f*** can't David serve out matches like that!" It is definately his "achilles heel" - and the more stressed and nervous he gets at crucial stages - the worse the serve becomes. :sad:

TheBoiledEgg
01-30-2005, 03:37 PM
I think a Mr Nobody might sneak a RG title this yr too :o if Coria cant

Nalby has a hard time winning any title :help: :(
PimPim....... not quite there yet
Nadal........ RG next yr

federer express
01-30-2005, 03:40 PM
I think a Mr Nobody might sneak a RG title this yr too :o if Coria cant

Think the biggest outsider that could win the french would be someone like massu or canas...but still dont see it. Will be hard for anyone to beat coria...but favourites do lose as we just saw with federer

Adman
01-30-2005, 05:24 PM
I have a gut feeling that Nadal will win at the French this Year.

Sommarsverige
01-30-2005, 08:18 PM
I could imagine David winning the French Open this year.
Pim Pim would be great, but I think he has way better chances
to win the US Open. If not this year, maybe next... ;)

Björki
02-01-2005, 06:51 PM
I voted for Nadal. But I would be more than happy if David or Pim Pim would win a GS :)

Billy Moonshine
02-01-2005, 08:44 PM
Nalbandian. I don't reckon he's mentally weak. I've read similar criticism bout Agassi and Federer before they started winning slams. It's normal for a player to lose big matches before they start winning them. In David's relatively short slam career, he's been to one final, two semis and three Quarters. His talent is beyond doubt. Yes, his serve needs work, every player has a part of their game that does and I think he will improve it. He will also learn from those big losses and start winning. I reckon he'll win the US Open this year.