Who is next to surpass Safin in career achievements? - E D I T E D

08-13-2002, 12:16 AM
Thanks for the input and I have decided to update the poll to inlcude other young guns (thanks to Rebecca) and include option that nobody (from above mentioned players) will.

08-13-2002, 12:19 AM
I still think Federer.

08-13-2002, 12:27 AM
I would say Tommy Haas.

08-13-2002, 04:16 AM
Nobody, before anybody among those listed surpass Safin's career accomplishments he would have won another tournament and gained the confidence he's looking for or as he said he'll go crazy, lmao!

08-13-2002, 04:31 AM
By Safin's achievements I assume you mean US Open title AND reaching year end number one (since Safin was only number two) regardless of age? None of those on the list is even close. They must win the US Open, Hewitt must lose early, and they have to have a spectacular indoor season to do this, all the same time with Hewitt faltering. I don't see it happening this year. And who knows who will be hot next year.

If you mean by winning two Slams before Safin does...Haas has a good shot at both US Open '02 and Aus Open '03, but it's doubtful he will keep his head (and shoulder) screwed on long enough to do so. (Wishful think though) Federer's form is lacking at the moment and none of the others on the list seem to have the game to be able to handle both hard court and Rebound Ace with equal aplomb.

Chloe le Bopper
08-13-2002, 04:51 AM
I think that in the next few slams Safin will win another, and make it a littler harder to pass him ;)

Of the above I agree with Lurker that Haas is potentially the most likely, but mentally it won't happen.

08-13-2002, 04:04 PM
Tommy Haas has the best game from those listed

Marat will win another slam or 2 by end of 2003.

i don't see any of them getting to #1 just yet either

08-13-2002, 04:09 PM
Tommy Haas or Nobody.