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Who do you think will be the top 8 players for the masters this year?

willie
02-15-2005, 04:22 PM
i think the champions race will finish in this order:
1-Federer
2-Safin
3-Coria
4-Roddick
5-Hewitt
6-J.Johansson
7-Nalbandian
8-Moya

misyou25
02-15-2005, 04:28 PM
1 Lleyton
2 Safin
3 Ferrero
4 Roddick
5 Nalbandian
6 Federer
7 Coria
8 Grosjean

Carolinita
02-15-2005, 04:35 PM
maybe it's too early for this, but there is nothing wrong in speculating :p

1.Fed
2.Safin
3.Hw
4.Roddick
5.Coria
6.Johansson
7.Moya
8.Nalbandian

Fergie
02-15-2005, 04:38 PM
1.- Federer
2.- Safin
3.- Hewitt
4.- Roddick
5.- J. Johansson
6.- Moya
7.- Gaudio
8.- Agassi

oneandonlyhsn
02-15-2005, 04:42 PM
1. Federer
2. Safin
3. Lleyton
4. Roddick
5. J. Johansson
6. Gaudio
7. Fererro/Moya (not sure about Moya he hasnt won anything in a while, and hasnt played great in the big tournaments either)
8. Nalbandian/Agassi (Tough call depends on how each player progresses as the year continues)

*Viva Chile*
02-15-2005, 04:50 PM
1. Federer
2. Safin
3. Hewitt
4. Roddick
5. Agassi (I hope he can progress during the year)
6. J. Johansson
7. Coria
8. Gaudio or Moya

federer express
02-15-2005, 04:52 PM
1 Lleyton
2 Safin
3 Ferrero
4 Roddick
5 Nalbandian
6 Federer
7 Coria
8 Grosjean

mmm..federer in 6th place. good to see there's no over-reaction to his loss against safin

Fumus
02-15-2005, 04:55 PM
1.Safin
2.Roddick
3.Federer
4.Hewitt
5.Nalbandian
6.Coria
7.J.Johansson
8.Andre Agassi

Dark horses for the top 8:
Tommy Haas
Carlos Moya
Ferrero
Henman

mitalidas
02-15-2005, 04:57 PM
Federer + others

federer express
02-15-2005, 05:02 PM
federer
safin
hewitt
roddick
j. johansson
coria
haas
nadal

Natasc
02-15-2005, 05:17 PM
federer has thousand of points to defend
he already proved that he can't handle with the pressure against Safin so, I do not think that he will over the year as #1
But is Federer, so who knows

For me, Safin or hewitt in #1

Golfnduck
02-15-2005, 05:21 PM
1.Safin
2.Roddick
3.Federer
4.Hewitt
5.Moya
6.Coria
7.J.Johansson
8.Andre Agassi

palmstrike
02-15-2005, 05:23 PM
federer will be just fine.
this year probably won't be as great for him as 2004.
Still, he will end it on top, i guess.

1. Federer
2. Safin
3. Hewitt
4. Roddick
5. J. Johansson
6. Nalbandian
7. Gaudio
8. Agassi

fabolous
02-15-2005, 05:24 PM
federer has thousand of points to defend
you don't have to defend points in the champions race, only in the entry ranking;)

for me it's
federer
safin
coria
roddick
hewitt
johansson
moya/gaudio/nalbandian/henman (too early to decide)

Pea
02-15-2005, 05:30 PM
Federer
Safin
Hewitt
RG winner
Johansson
Henman
Nalbandian
Nadal

Havok
02-15-2005, 06:34 PM
In no particular order:

Federer, Safin, Roddick, Hewitt, Joachim, Coria, Haas, Henman

adeegee
02-15-2005, 06:41 PM
1. Federer
2. Safin
3. Roddick
4. Hewitt
5. Johansson
6. Coria
7. Nadal
8. Henman

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 06:50 PM
I suck at this, but whatever:
1. Safin
2. Federer
3. Hewitt
4. Coria
5. Roddick
6. Nalbandian
7. Gaudio
8. Agassi/Haas/Johansson

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 07:08 PM
Safin, Federer, , Hewitt, Roddick, J. Johansson, Coria, Nalbandian, Canas (the last is purely conjecture; don't start throwing shit at me-yet).

misyou25
02-15-2005, 07:18 PM
mmm..federer in 6th place. good to see there's no over-reaction to his loss against safin
i actually haven't concidered the ranking, i just wrote how they got to my mind

misyou25
02-15-2005, 07:20 PM
i just think after this hard year federer will have more problems defending his first place, probably he'll be number 3 the least, i don't think he'll drop out of the top 3 (unfortunately) :)

jasmine(usa)
02-15-2005, 07:20 PM
Safin(if he doesn't get mental again),Fed,Lleyts,Andy(even though I'd like to see him do better than 4th),Gaudio(cause I want him to keep winning),Coria,Agassi,Johansson.

MissMoJo
02-15-2005, 07:36 PM
1.Federer
2.Safin

Corinna
02-15-2005, 07:44 PM
1. Safin
2. Federer
3. Roddick
4. Hewitt
5. J. Johansson
6. Coria
7. henman
8. ferrero (i am still hoping :o )

though i made it as a list with numbers no particular order

Denaon
02-15-2005, 07:48 PM
Federer
Safin
Hewitt
Coria
Gaudio
Johansson
Nalbandian
Cañas

Am I dreaming? Four from Argentina!?! Just wait and see.......:bounce:

Margy
02-15-2005, 08:01 PM
1 Federer
2 Safin
3 Roddick
4 Hewitt
5 Johansson
6 Moya
7 Coria
8 Nadal

-SaFiinsBabY-
02-15-2005, 08:10 PM
1 Federer
2 Safin
3 Hewitt
4 Roddick
5 Johansson J
6 Gaudio
7 Nalbandian
8 Haas

zoltan83
02-15-2005, 08:13 PM
1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Safin
4. Hewitt
5. Coria
6. Moya
7. Johansson
8. Nalbandian

renatoal
02-15-2005, 09:04 PM
1- Federer
2- Safin
3- Hewitt
4- Coria
5- Roddick
6- Nalbandian
7- J. Johansson
8- Nadal
8-

Nimomunz
02-15-2005, 09:35 PM
Safin federer hewitt roddick....... evry other spot is up for grabs any one from PimPim to Agassi to Henman to David to Kiwi to Haas to those other Argentinians and spaniards can make it :)
Its called depth in men tennis!!!

tripthemighty
02-15-2005, 09:52 PM
In no order:

Henman, Hewitt, Roddick, Federer, Coria, Gaudio, J. Johansson, Haas.

David Kenzie
02-15-2005, 09:59 PM
Betting on Safin not making it with a GS win is very brave of you tripthemighty

Hendu
02-15-2005, 10:00 PM
1. Safin
2. Federer
3. Coria
4. Hewitt
5. Roddick
6. J.Johansson
7. Haas
8. Gaudio

:cool:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-15-2005, 11:04 PM
(in no order)
pim pim
federer
roddick
safin
hewitt
the rest...?

erik-the-red
02-16-2005, 02:45 AM
I agree. It is early, especially since none of the Super 9 events have been played yet.

But!

1) Federer.
2) Safin.
3) Hewitt.
4) Roddick
5) Nadal
6) Coria
7) Nalbandian
8) Henman

Argentine girl
02-16-2005, 02:54 AM
1. Safin
2. Federer
3. Hewitt
4. Roddick
5. Coria
6. Nalbandian
7. Gaudio
8. Nadal

Prizeidiot
02-16-2005, 06:06 AM
Safin, Federer, Hewitt, Roddick, Henman, Coria, Agassi, Johansson.... thats in no particular order

robinhood
02-16-2005, 07:10 AM
1. Fed
2. Hewitt
3. Safin
4. J. Johansson
5. Roddick
6. Nalbandian
7. Moya
8. Haas

junekidd
02-16-2005, 07:26 AM
since I might meet them on TMC this year. hope you wouldn't mind that I am a little bit selfish. :p
in no order: Safin, Federer, Hewitt, Gaudio, Moya, J. Johansson, Nalbandian, Henman/Agassi/Roddick

keen
02-16-2005, 08:00 AM
1. Roger - UNDOUBTEDLY!
2. Andy
3. Marat
4. Lleyton
5.-8. Guillermo, Tim, Joachim, Olivier
Joachim and Olivier are worthly men :-)

Puschkin
02-16-2005, 08:02 AM
In alphabetical order:

Coria, Federer, Hewitt, Johansson, Nadal, Roddick, Safin.

The 8th spot is wide open, some contenders: Ferrero, Gaudio, Haas, Henman, Moya, Nalbandian, the longer I think, the more come to my mind ;)

Auscon
02-16-2005, 08:35 AM
1. J. Johansson
2. Roddick
3. Arthurs
4. Karlovic
5. Mirnyi
6. Labadze
7. Rusedski
8. Dent

Horatio Caine
02-16-2005, 11:24 AM
Federer
Hewitt
Roddick
Safin
Coria
Johansson J
Nalbandian
Henman (more hoping than anything! :lol: )

Yashirobai
02-16-2005, 01:29 PM
1. Federer
2. Hewitt
3. Safin
4. Roddick
5. Coria
6. Johansson
7. Ferrero
8. Nalbandián

Other players in the top 20: Moyá, Agassi, Henman, López, Haas, Cañas, González, Robredo, Stepanek and 3 more, in no particular order.

Art&Soul
02-16-2005, 01:43 PM
1. Federer :yeah: :bounce:

2. Roddick/Hewit/Safin

3. The rest

~EMiLiTA~
02-16-2005, 01:45 PM
interesting to see so many of u put Nadal...hope you're right!!!

perrygreen
02-16-2005, 03:03 PM
Auscon are you kidding?

Adman
02-16-2005, 04:33 PM
It's a little early to be thinking about all this, but I think it should and hopefully will be:

Andre Agassi
Guillermo Coria
Roger Federer
Lleyton Hewitt
Joachim Johansson
Andy Roddick
Marat Safin
? Let's leave room for possibly Tim Henman.

savesthedizzle
02-16-2005, 05:33 PM
Hmm. I'll go with:

Fed
Safin
Hewitt
Roddick
J. Johansson
Henman
Coria
Nadal
Nalbandian
Agassi/Moya/whoever else feels like contending this year

btw, after those first 4, they're not in any specific order.

Peoples
02-16-2005, 07:50 PM
1 Federer
2 Roddick
3 Safin
4 Hewitt
5 Henman
6 Agassi
7 Nalbandian
8 Gonzalez

Cervantes
02-16-2005, 08:07 PM
Federer
Hewitt
Safin
Roddick
Coria
Johansson
Nalbandian
Gaudio

Iheartandy&roger
02-17-2005, 01:23 AM
the number 1 ranking is the only one I can see who it will go to as for the rest of the rankings it's limbo and it'll be really interesting to see who ends up where at the end of this year. :cool:

Auscon
02-17-2005, 01:48 AM
Auscon are you kidding?

yeah, I am....



...theres no way Labadze's gonna be there :)

Yoda
02-17-2005, 02:13 AM
1. Federer
2. Safin
3. Hewitt
4. Roddick
5. J. Johansson
6. Agassi
7. Gaudio
8. Henman

niko
02-17-2005, 06:48 AM
1.Federer
2.Hewitt
3.Roddick
4.Johanson
5.Henman
6.Agassi
7.RG winner
8.WO winner

Action Jackson
02-17-2005, 06:50 AM
1. Acasuso
2. Squillari
3. Nielsen
4. Chiundelli
5. Guccione
6. Russell
7. Dick Norman
8. Karanusic

*Ljubica*
02-17-2005, 12:20 PM
Think it's too early to say for sure, - but my tips (in no particular order) would be:-

Federer
Safin
Hewitt
Roddick
Gaudio
Joachim Johansson
Nalbandian (I hope - he's confident about it - I'm not!)
Henman

Sommarsverige
02-17-2005, 07:41 PM
I hope the following 8 will qualify:

1. Roger Federer
2. Andy Roddick
3. Lleyton Hewitt
4. Marat Safin
5. Guillermo Coria
6. Joachim Johansson
7. Gaston Gaudio
8. Fernando Verdasco :lol:

Billy Moonshine
02-17-2005, 09:06 PM
Safin, Federer, Roddick, Coria, Hewitt, Gaudio, Henman, Nalbandian

Carolinita
02-17-2005, 09:14 PM
1. Acasuso
2. Squillari
3. Nielsen
4. Chiundelli
5. Guccione
6. Russell
7. Dick Norman
8. Karanusic
:lol: ...good joke

Nimomunz
02-17-2005, 09:40 PM
1. Acasuso
2. Squillari
3. Nielsen
4. Chiundelli
5. Guccione
6. Russell
7. Dick Norman
8. Karanusic
this is a joke right???? :confused:

federer express
04-17-2005, 02:28 AM
federer
safin
hewitt
roddick
j. johansson
coria
haas
nadal

think haas might let me down. otherwise am still quite happy with my choices

Devotee
04-17-2005, 02:30 AM
this is a joke right???? :confused:

I think GWH is implying it's too early to predict.

federer express
04-17-2005, 02:31 AM
I think GWH is implying it's too early to predict.

think he's just taking the piss actually ;)

bad gambler
04-17-2005, 02:41 AM
1. Federer
2. Hewitt
3. Nadal
4. Ljubicic
5. Coria
6. Roddick
7. Safin
8. Acasuso (well one can hope anyway)

sigmagirl91
04-17-2005, 03:07 AM
The current crop of players ranked 1-8 in the points race.

Federerhingis
04-17-2005, 03:37 AM
you don't have to defend points in the champions race, only in the entry ranking;)

for me it's
federer
safin
coria
roddick
hewitt
johansson
moya/gaudio/nalbandian/henman (too early to decide)

Precisely, and I wouldnt be so sure he will not defend many of those points, he's won Halle twice back to back same as Wimby and its his main goal for this season to defend his wimby title, so if anyone else wants it they will need a Safin like performance or better in order to take it away from him if he remains with good health and form. However Federer is even tougher to beat on Grass his volleys will become much more of a factor and his serve can be impeccable on grass. Hamburg will be the tougher of his points to defend, along with the US open and Canadian open masters points hes got to defend. Oh and lets not forget he barely played during the carpet season so thats bonus points he can pick up, Basel and the two masters indoors, plus maybe Vienna which has been a good tournie for him in the past.

Nonetheless I believe its too early to predict but let me go ahead:
Federer, hes already leading the race points
Hewitt not too too far behind only because of his injury
Roddick, similar situation to Hewitt couldnt defend Nasdaq bc of injury
Coria if he keeps his form on clay and does fine on hard courts and indoor season.
Safin most likely and others.

Sjengster
04-17-2005, 03:40 AM
The first 7 players BG mentioned, although I think we all know that the last wildcard spot is reserved for Wimbledon champion in waiting Oscar Hernandez.

Puschkin
04-17-2005, 08:37 AM
In alphabetical order:

Coria, Federer, Hewitt, Johansson, Nadal, Roddick, Safin.

The 8th spot is wide open, some contenders: Ferrero, Gaudio, Haas, Henman, Moya, Nalbandian, the longer I think, the more come to my mind ;)

I still stick to what I said In February.

NATAS81
04-17-2005, 09:44 AM
1. Federer
2. Nadal
3. Safin
4. Roddick
5. Hewitt
6. Ljubicic
7. J. Johansson
8. Coria

Action Jackson
04-17-2005, 09:49 AM
The first 7 players BG mentioned, although I think we all know that the last wildcard spot is reserved for Wimbledon champion in waiting Oscar Hernandez.

Yes, King Oscar will get the 8th spot.

Nacho
04-17-2005, 09:50 AM
don't forget David Ferrer will eventually make it to the US Open finals by getting walk overs, so he could finish top 8 too ;)

Action Jackson
04-17-2005, 11:01 AM
don't forget David Ferrer will eventually make it to the US Open finals by getting walk overs, so he could finish top 8 too ;)

Oscar will win Wimbledon, they have already started engraving his name on the trophy.

mandoura
04-17-2005, 11:38 AM
1. Federer
2. Hewitt
3. Safin
4. Nadal
5. Roddick
6. Coria
7. Ferrero
8. Agassi, J.Johansson, Moya, Ljubicic ... (I am leaving it open)

sigmagirl91
04-17-2005, 12:37 PM
don't forget David Ferrer will eventually make it to the US Open finals by getting walk overs, so he could finish top 8 too ;)

And he will win the final on a walkover.

Billy Moonshine
04-17-2005, 12:45 PM
Fed
Safin
Hewitt
Roddick
Coria
Nadal
Gaudio
Ljubicic

Jorge
04-17-2005, 06:05 PM
Obviously Federer and Safin

also Hewitt, Roddick, Nadal, Ljubicic? and... :scratch: Too early and too tough to name those who might be the last two. I'll wait a bit more :cool:

In_Disguise
04-17-2005, 06:06 PM
Fed
Hewitt
Safin
Roddick
Nadal
Coria
J. Johansson
Agassi

Horatio Caine
04-17-2005, 06:08 PM
Goodness...people still thinking Ljubo can make it!! For heavens sake...that man can't win the necessary 200-250 EX-MICKEY MOUSE TOURNAMENT points.How many times does that need to be said?? He'll finish the year between 10-14.

My predictions...

Federer
Safin
Roddick
Hewitt
Nadal
Agassi (maybe)
Coria
Gaudio (maybe)

Marine
04-17-2005, 06:12 PM
Federer
Safin
Hewitt
Roddick
Nadal
Ljubicic
Johannson
Agassi or Coria

Melvins
04-17-2005, 06:19 PM
The order is not imporant:

Andy Roddick
Marat Safin
Roger Federer
Lleyton Hewitt
Guillermo Coria
Rafael Nadal
Carlos Moya
Ivan Ljubicic

Who's knows?

Juan Carlos Ferrero
Gustavo Kuerten (i don't think so, but i love idea)
Joachim Johansson
Andre Agassi
Gaston Gaudio
David Nalbandian

savesthedizzle
04-17-2005, 06:24 PM
Hmm. I'll go with:

Fed
Safin
Hewitt
Roddick
J. Johansson
Henman
Coria
Nadal
Nalbandian
Agassi/Moya/whoever else feels like contending this year

btw, after those first 4, they're not in any specific order.

I'll stick with my list from before, but I just realized that for some reason I listed 10 people. So ignore the last two.

*Viva Chile*
04-17-2005, 06:29 PM
Federer
Nadal
Hewitt
Safin
Roddick
Ljubicic
Coria
Agassi or Gaudio

Ignore my list from before too ;)

jes_021
04-17-2005, 06:51 PM
1. Federer
2. Safin
3. Hewitt :worship:
4. Nadal :worship:
5. J. Johansson :worship:
6. Roddick
7. Coria
8. Ljubicic

I will go with these 8. :p

Jes ;)

tangerine_dream
04-17-2005, 07:43 PM
:haha: at the ones actually naming Ljubicic. Fat chance :devil: Dreamers! :p

RickDaStick
04-17-2005, 07:59 PM
:haha: at the ones actually naming Ljubicic. Fat chance :devil: Dreamers! :p

Yea..... Its got to be cuz he sucks so much right?

ugotlobbed
04-17-2005, 08:13 PM
johanssan? plz no, and ljubicic is top 10 potential, even top 5.

Adman
04-17-2005, 08:22 PM
1. Federer
2. Roddick
3. Hewitt
4. Safin
5. Coria
6. Nadal
7. Agassi
8. Gaudio

mangoes
04-18-2005, 01:30 AM
Federer
Hewitt
Roddick
Safin
Nadal
Agassi
Ljubicic
Henman

This is my wish list.............................

ugotlobbed
04-18-2005, 01:40 AM
1. FEDERER
2. Safin
3. Hewitt
4. Nadal
5. Ljubicic
6. Nalbandian
7. Agassi
8. Roddick

Horatio Caine
04-18-2005, 01:33 PM
Yea..... Its got to be cuz he sucks so much right?

Well...he doesn't "suck" generally, but he does "suck" at believing and trying to play like he is a top 8 player. It is one thing to believe, quite another to perform. ;)

uNIVERSE mAN
04-18-2005, 02:16 PM
federer has thousand of points to defend
he already proved that he can't handle with the pressure against Safin so, I do not think that he will over the year as #1
But is Federer, so who knows

For me, Safin or hewitt in #1

Obviously you don't know how the champions race even works.

tennismaster882001
04-18-2005, 02:29 PM
:haha: at the ones actually naming Ljubicic. Fat chance :devil: Dreamers! :p

You are so smart, aren't you? :eek:

onewoman74
04-18-2005, 02:35 PM
I'm not making any predictions till after the hardcourt season is over...then barring any injuries we know who making the top 8.

Mlashtok
04-18-2005, 08:09 PM
1. Federer
2. Nadal
3. Safin
4. Hewitt
5. Roddick
6. Coria
7. Agassi
8. Ljubicic