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12-08-2012 08:41 PM
Sombrerero loco
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

tipsarevic is the better vulture. and also he doesnt suck that much as almugro mentally
12-08-2012 08:14 PM
GOATsol
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

the sexist pig
12-08-2012 08:00 PM
Noserer
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

They're equally close, meaning either have no chance at all.
12-08-2012 08:00 PM
selyoink
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

The answer is clearly Tipsarevic. He should've done so at USO. Almugro has been routed in all his QFs to my recollection. Plus he isn't made of the strongest stuff mentally.
12-08-2012 07:54 PM
Uncle Latso
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

Nalbandian, Haas, Raonic, Nishikori, Monfils, Isner - but none of these two, srsly
12-08-2012 07:27 PM
retister
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

Almagro. Tipsy is in for a big decline next year, Troicki-style.
He'll have a shot at GS semi only if he manages to reinvent himself yet another time.
12-08-2012 01:49 PM
ProdigyEng
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

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Originally Posted by GSMnadal View Post
Very likely scenario.

It's Tipsy. He has a good shot at the USO, should've done it this year to be honest. Almagro is just not good enough to win a QF
You mean unlikely? Personally I don't see it happening but then again I didn't see the Rosol thing happening either.
12-08-2012 01:49 PM
Chirag
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

Tipsarevic should have been in the semi of this years US Open
12-08-2012 01:41 PM
GSMnadal
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

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Originally Posted by ProdigyEng View Post
Probably Almagro. If he manages to avoid Nadal's half of the draw in the French, or Nadal goes out early, he'll probably make the semis there. Tipsy is a choke artist and I think he throws his matches at times...
Very likely scenario.

It's Tipsy. He has a good shot at the USO, should've done it this year to be honest. Almagro is just not good enough to win a QF
12-08-2012 01:22 PM
ProdigyEng
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

Probably Almagro. If he manages to avoid Nadal's half of the draw in the French, or Nadal goes out early, he'll probably make the semis there. Tipsy is a choke artist and I think he throws his matches at times...
12-08-2012 10:54 AM
Federer in 2
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

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Originally Posted by Mark Lenders View Post
Tipsarevic.

None of them is likely to beat a top 4 player in the QF, but Tipsy can beat Ferrer, Berdych or even Tsonga in R4 to put himself in a position to try.

Almagro has no chance anywhere against any of Del Potro, Tsonga, Berdych or Ferrer. Even Tsonga on clay owns him H2H because Almagro is simply incapable of beating top players. Tipsy, on the other hand, always has a decent chance of reaching QF unless he draws Del Potro in R4.
I agree that Tipsy is closer, but not for the same reasons. They both have game and can be dangerous when playing good. But even though Janko is less of a choker, reaching SF without a top 8 seed is pretty impossible. The big difference IMO is that he is #9, and if a top 8 member is injured (which isn't so unlikely from my experience), it makes his chances much much better.
12-08-2012 05:15 AM
Mark Lenders
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

Tipsarevic.

None of them is likely to beat a top 4 player in the QF, but Tipsy can beat Ferrer, Berdych or even Tsonga in R4 to put himself in a position to try.

Almagro has no chance anywhere against any of Del Potro, Tsonga, Berdych or Ferrer. Even Tsonga on clay owns him H2H because Almagro is simply incapable of beating top players. Tipsy, on the other hand, always has a decent chance of reaching QF unless he draws Del Potro in R4.
12-08-2012 05:06 AM
The Prince
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

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Originally Posted by The Bulldog View Post
With regards to Tipsarevic, he had the benefit of being a top eight seed this year at the US Open, and Ferrer was his opponent in the quarter-finals. A golden opportunity, indeed.

With Nadal coming back, that pushes Janko out if the top eight, and also means he'll more than likely have to beat a top four member to reach the semi-finals. Something I don't think he's capable of in a grand slam.
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Not unless he drops out of the top 12. Matches according to seeding:

R16: 5-8 play 9-12 and 1-4 play 13-16

QF: Winners of 5-8,9-12 play winners of 1-4,13-16.

Almagro has a better chance in my opinion, he's younger and has much more of a specialist Slam (needed for a big run). Almagro has beaten Murray at Roland Garros before (in 2008) and has been unlucky to draw Nadal in each of his best Roland Garros runs.
Yes, I know that already. I was eluding to something slightly different.

What I meant was his route to the semis would be harder. So in round four, as a 9-12 seed, he'd play a 5-8 seed. That's a lot tougher than being a 5-8 seed himself and facing a 9-12 player.

Consider it like this, there's a massive difference between playing Ferrer (#5) in round four of a grand slam and playing Monaco (#12) in round four of a grand slam. His quarter-final match would always likely be a top four player, but I feel his chances in that would depend on how fresh he is, so getting that easier fourth round match is crucial.
12-08-2012 04:56 AM
n8
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

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Originally Posted by The Bulldog View Post
With regards to Tipsarevic, he had the benefit of being a top eight seed this year at the US Open, and Ferrer was his opponent in the quarter-finals. A golden opportunity, indeed.

With Nadal coming back, that pushes Janko out if the top eight, and also means he'll more than likely have to beat a top four member to reach the semi-finals. Something I don't think he's capable of in a grand slam.
Not unless he drops out of the top 12. Matches according to seeding:

R16: 5-8 play 9-12 and 1-4 play 13-16

QF: Winners of 5-8,9-12 play winners of 1-4,13-16.

Almagro has a better chance in my opinion, he's younger and has much more of a specialist Slam (needed for a big run). Almagro has beaten Murray at Roland Garros before (in 2008) and has been unlucky to draw Nadal in each of his best Roland Garros runs.
12-08-2012 04:55 AM
Naudio Spanlatine
Re: Who is closer to reaching a semifinal in a Grand Slam? Almagro or Tipsarevic?

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My god have to figure out who or else I won't be able to sleep tonight
Same here
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