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View Poll Results: Who will be highest ranked in 2016?

Murray 22 34.92%
Federer 3 4.76%
Nadal 3 4.76%
Djokovic 35 55.56%
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:34 PM   #16
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I think Murray will have the best longevity of him, Nole, and Rafa.

Federer at 35 might not be top 5, but top 10-20 for sure and always a threat for winning a slam.

Rafa at age 30, sadly, will probably still be fighting, but surely not even he can sustain his level of play and style of play for another 4 years? People have been predicting his decline since 05. He'll still be a threat at RG until he retires, but tough to see him being top 5 at age 30.

As for Djokovic, he has not as many miles on his body as Nadal has, but his style I think is just as if not more demanding than Rafa's. At 28-29, he'll still be competitive, sure. Top 5 possibly, top 10 surely, top 15 at worst barring major injury.
I agree. And add to that the fact that Murray would still have won nothing important at 29 So motivation will be as good as now. Not that it may help him

Ok, just kidding. I cant see Federer or Nadal playing to 2016. My prediction is that Federer will retire in 2014 and Nadal in 2015. But if they are still around, I guess they will both be ranked around 10-15. Djokovic said last year that he would be very happy to do a Borg and call it a career around 27 if he can have one anywhere near as good of that of the Swede. So who knows

But if the hypothetical scenario that these guys play to their 30s materialises, I would very much love to see the tards and Fed Haters then
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Old 02-02-2012, 03:43 PM   #17
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I think in 2016 Federer will be higher in ATP Champions Tour rankings than the rest in ATP tour
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Definitely Murray. His game isn't tough on the body and he can become far more aggressive if it starts to be. He'll still be in the top 10 in 2016, perhaps even in the top 4 still.

Djokovic's body won't last very long. Nadal's won't either. They'll still be around somewhere, I guess.

Federer will still be around, I think, just very low down the rankings.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #19
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Well, I honestly don't believe Federer would stand being out of the Top 5.
Roger will probably retire when he realizes he can't compete in slams anymore, because now Fed occupies the third place in the line of slam contenders.
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Definitely Murray. His game isn't tough on the body and he can become far more aggressive if it starts to be. He'll still be in the top 10 in 2016, perhaps even in the top 4 still.

Djokovic's body won't last very long. Nadal's won't either. They'll still be around somewhere, I guess.

Federer will still be around, I think, just very low down the rankings.
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Murray's game is painfully physical. He depends on his actual form too much. Same with Djokovic. Anytime Murray hits a forehand, it always seems like his body will break into two halves because of the effort. Still, it has no depth at all. He is obviously peaking right now, and still only number 4 in the world. He won't be in the top 10 in 2016.
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At a guess I'd say Murray. I think Federer will retire in about two years, and Nadal has said he won't play past 30. Djokovic will be around, but not the tennis machine we're seeing at the moment.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:27 PM   #22
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Definitely Murray. His game isn't tough on the body and he can become far more aggressive if it starts to be. He'll still be in the top 10 in 2016, perhaps even in the top 4 still.

Djokovic's body won't last very long. Nadal's won't either. They'll still be around somewhere, I guess.

Federer will still be around, I think, just very low down the rankings.

Yeah, very objective from you, as always.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:32 PM   #23
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I agree that in around five years time we'll go back to how things were several years ago, with rotating champions and a variety of good players (that obviously won't come close to this quality of play). The under 25s on here who have played little to no tennis themselves simply can't envision how good that they have it right now, as even the top players from former generations are stunned at what we're seeing. The athleticism, shot making, non-choking (generally), and consistency of the top four is beyond incredible.

Gun to my head, I'd pick Djokovic of the options above. I believe that he'll stay hungry.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #24
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I would think the highest ranked of the four is the one who will still have the most to achieve. Even if you assume Murray eventually wins that GS title, he will likely have the most to still strive for. The question will be how hungry is Djokovic the next four years - other than the French Open and Olympics gold, what is there?

If Federer is still playing (and I doubt he will be), he will only be pushing in 4-6 tournaments and I don't see Nadal holding up physically. That the poll results have it clearly between Djokovic and Murray makes sense.
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Can't see Djokovic being no.1 come 2016. Same goes for Murray but both will adapt their games and remain in the top 10. Murray is more versatile and may evolve into a S&V to shorten the points as he is a good volleyer. Novak is a grinder through and through so not sure how he will adapt but he'll become more injury prone through time.
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novak's style is very hard on the body. I can see him suffering like nadal has. He'll still be top 10 but in another couple of years he's going to start to wear down

i dont really think roger will be around in 2016..neither will nadal

murray will be ranked lower than djokovic but still pretty high
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Murray's game is painfully physical. He depends on his actual form too much. Same with Djokovic. Anytime Murray hits a forehand, it always seems like his body will break into two halves because of the effort. Still, it has no depth at all. He is obviously peaking right now, and still only number 4 in the world. He won't be in the top 10 in 2016.
You obviously have never seen Murray play if this is the way you think he is. Every time he hits a forehand, you say? No, you're wrong. Painfully wrong, in fact. Nevermind, it's not as if it's the first you've been wrong, or the last time.

However, if his body does start to hurt, he can just switch to a more aggressive style of play, which he is very capable of doing.
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Yeah, very objective from you, as always.
Certainly. I'm just saying what I think, and according to quite a number of posts, what others seem to think too. I like how you single out my post, yet don't bring up others who share the same opinion.

What's wrong with saying Murray will last the longest? Have you seen Djokovic play? He puts far more stress on his body than Andy does. Same goes for Nadal. Federer will be far too old to be above Andy in 2016, so that leaves Andy as the highest ranked of the Big 4 then. What's wrong with that? Or are you just randomly replying to me with a sarcastic remark because it's me? How nice of you.
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I must say I am surprised so many of you think Federer will retire in 2 years, are we seeing any signs of this retirement at the moment? I certanly dont see it, he is both healthy and motivated, he is also having fun and has told interviewers he wants to play the next generation and that he wants to play well into his mid 30s. In fact I cant say I have seen any 30+ play at Federer's level in my lifetime.
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Federer won't play in 2016, for sure. Nadal and even Nole will be almost retired players. Maybe they will play until 2017. Murray style of play will make him last longuer than the others, so I will choose him. But he will remain slamless, IMO. He will be a Nalbandian.
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I cant say I have seen any 30+ play at Federer's level in my lifetime.
Agassi. He played on an incredibly high level after 30.
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