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Old 01-11-2012, 11:47 AM   #16
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Because he has more potential to beat top players with his serve, it's that simple really.
Fair enough, but I doubt you can beat the Top 4 in a slam with a great serve & average movement.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #17
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Because he has more potential to beat top players with his serve, it's that simple really.
Does he really? The top 4 head-to-heads against big servers are pretty daunting. At least Monfils and Dolgo already have beaten some big names.
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Default Re: Raonic: One of the top favorites for first Grand Slam 2012

All his guy lacks is decent footwork, so I'm afraid that's too big of a factor to consider him a favourite for any tournament above 500's, let alone a GS.
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The bookies aren't predicting who will win the tournament, they're just trying to get action.
Tsonga and Raonic just won events so they get bumped up a bit because they are in form and in the news and the bookies have to come up with something reasonable. Someone like Fish is down because he's coming into the tournament cold.

Once the draw comes out all the odds will get changed again.
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This is not 90s anymore, you cant win slams by serving alone.
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Default Re: Raonic: One of the top favorites for first Grand Slam 2012

Is slow blu Clay being overlooked here...
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Berdych above last year's semifinalist Ferrer
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Default Re: Raonic: One of the top favorites for first Grand Slam 2012

Monfils? Seriously... If Monfils can keep his head straight and cut the showman crap for two weeks straight, well then the Mayans were probably spot on about the end of the world coming in 2012.
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Does he really? The top 4 head-to-heads against big servers are pretty daunting. At least Monfils and Dolgo already have beaten some big names.
Yeah but it's like with Karlovic few years ago, there are chance for tiebreaks where anything can happen, players with a big weapon are more feared than players solid everywhere.

What happenned between Nadal and Isner last year at the French open underline my point.

Best of 5 is tougher for underdogs though.
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Yeah, in a exhibition match that he clearly didn't try in with the strong wind completely affecting his serve. Why anybody here would cite that as evidence of some kind of weakness, I'm not sure.

Nobody expects him to win a GS this year, but if he serves like he did last week, it's going to be very hard for even the best players in the world to knock him out. Making it to the 4th round or the quarters would be a great result for him.
Good job the AO is played indoors where the wind won't affect his serve. Oh wait ...

I don't see him as a title contender but he could have a good run if he gets a favourable draw.
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Yeah, in a exhibition match that he clearly didn't try in with the strong wind completely affecting his serve. Why anybody here would cite that as evidence of some kind of weakness, I'm not sure.

Nobody expects him to win a GS this year, but if he serves like he did last week, it's going to be very hard for even the best players in the world to knock him out. Making it to the 4th round or the quarters would be a great result for him.
Good thing the all the slams are indoors where wind won't be a problem.
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Good job the AO is played indoors where the wind won't affect his serve. Oh wait ...

I don't see him as a title contender but he could have a good run if he gets a favourable draw.
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He is all serve. Only works against mentally weak players
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Does he really? The top 4 head-to-heads against big servers are pretty daunting. At least Monfils and Dolgo already have beaten some big names.
Yeah, I don't see a big server beat 3 or the top 4 in a row, especially with them being such great returners or in Fed's case, skilled at winning shoot outs with such players.
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