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View Poll Results: Will Dolgopolov reach top 20 this year?

Dolgo will be in top 15 this year 14 19.44%
Dolgo will be in top 20 this year 33 45.83%
Dolgo will be in top 30 this year only 23 31.94%
Dolgo will remain in top 40 2 2.78%
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:45 PM   #31
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Yeah around there. He was able to take a set from Murray, and defeated Tsonga/Soderling, why not? If not this year, definitely next year.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:37 PM   #32
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If you look at the players currently at the bottom end of the top 20, they have all stood out somewhere.

Isner and Querrey scored strong points in optionals last year.
Baghdatis and Fish added big performances in Cincinnati to strong results in optionals.
Ljubicic won Indian Wells.

Dolgopolov needs to practically double his current points to mix with these guys, and to do that he'll need to be able to perform more consistently at tour level, and go very deep in draws several weeks of the season.

Does he have the talent to do that? Yes. Does he have the consistency? Questionable.

His choice of scheduling after the Australian Open has been sensible...he should win a good number of matches on South American clay.

Australian Open R4 is a very good start for his ranking this year, but I question whether he can get enough decent results this season to finish top 20. If he can finish comfortably inside the top 32, he might have a better chance next year when he'd enjoy a better seeding (as arf suggests).
...and there is Dolgopolov's first stand-out result already. 360pts banked in just a single event. A very good start, and my prediction of top 30 looks a little conservative.
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:45 PM   #33
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Top 20- absolutely yes.
Top 10- absolutely no. Lack of fitness is decisive here.
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Dolgo will make good things during the clay season, it's his favorite surface, where he will take a lot of points --> top 15-20 at the end of the year
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:26 PM   #35
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Roland garros will tell us alot.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:51 PM   #36
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Default Re: Will Dolgopolov reach top 20 this year?

The surprise factor of his game will fade away a little bit as he becomes more known but he can make the top 25 if he has a solid clay season. Then if he gets seedings for the last 3 majors he can make deep runs in those as well.
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He had an impressive run to the first Grand Slam quarterfinal (the only unseeded men's singles left in the quarterfinal round. He needs to have consistency in his game, improve his shots, win some matches in order to reach top 20 for sure.

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Default Re: Will Dolgopolov reach top 20 this year?

Clearly he has game to do it.

I do think he needs to work more on the consistency of that game's application and on stickability during matches - he has periods where he goes away for a long time, very hot and cold.
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So, Brasil Open SF win has given Dolgo the position in top 30 (approx No. 28/29) and win in the final would move to No. 25
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Hopefully he cracks top 20 this year.
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...and there is Dolgopolov's first stand-out result already. 360pts banked in just a single event. A very good start, and my prediction of top 30 looks a little conservative.
...looking very conservative.

At this point, it would almost be a disappointment if he fails to finish top 20. He is almost 30% there, and the season is only 6 weeks old.
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Looks pretty much a cert at this stage, barring injuries. He'll be seeded for IW and Miami now which should help? Though I guess the slow hardcourts will be his least favourite surface if he finds it tough on his joints
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After bloody troicki.. Dolgo MUST enter Top 20
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Also, wish we knew more about this "blood condition" he has. It could cause a major slump at some stage.
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Yes if he can stray injury free, the main problem for many players especially when they play too much
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