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I believe it was The Boiled Egg who coined 2002 as "the year of Mr Nobody". It may also be known as the year of "WTF?!", the year of "did that REALLY happen, or are you just making that up?", etc etc...

Anyhow, so any thoughts on what 2003 may hold? :eek:

I was thinking something along the lines of "the year of Mr FINALLY" :D

That is:

-Hewitt finally does well in Australia, maybe wins it.
-Ferrero or Corretja finally wins Roland Garros.
-Safin finally stops being a one slam wonder, and takes over number 1 again.
-Henman finally wins Wimbledon? ;) Okay so maybe Rafter comes back and finally wins it, or Mark P finally holds up long enough...
-Haas finally finds it in himself to win a slam (I left the US Open for him)
-Pete and Andre finally retire? ;) (jk)

Anyone else have ideas? :D
 

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- The year of "No Americans in the top 10"

- The first time in many years (or perhaps ever??) that an Asian player reaches the top 10 (Srichapan, of course)
 

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2003........ The Return of the Crocks :)

well i hope so.

Goran ivanisevic
Patrick Rafter (hopefully)
Richard Krajicek to have a good healthy year for once
Mark Philippoussis
Marcelo Rios to have a complete year too
Gustavo Kuerten

etc
 

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Finally Ferrero won't choke on some big occasion. Like he did at RG final and MC
 

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"yet another year of mr nobody" :eek: j/k
 

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tamara77 said:
- The year of "No Americans in the top 10"

- The first time in many years (or perhaps ever??) that an Asian player reaches the top 10 (Srichapan, of course)
ever :)
Vijay reach 16 when he played for india in the very past time
 

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I don't think this was the year of nobodies. only Johanssen and Costa came out of "nowhere" all the other slams and masters tournaments were won by top 15 players.

Next year Richard and Mario will screw up everyone's best laid plans. :)
 

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1. You can hope for some great results for Ferrero but.. even at RG, he will be an underdog against healthy Guga or motivated Safin.

2. The biggest puzzle is Wimbledon, Hewitt won it this year mostly by default ( look at his path to the titile )..

3. Australian Open will be won by a European player

4. Safin will win at least 2 Slams

5. Goran will find out that hi serve is much less effective with new bigger balls.

6. We will hear some new names..

7. Sampras won't win Roland Garros.
 

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ys, you also laughed at me last year when I said that Ferrero would make the year end top 5 for this year.

I hope your chronic habbit of underestimating him continues :kiss:

Don't worry you are in good company, the entire US media agrees with you ;)
 

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ys, you also laughed at me last year when I said that Ferrero would make the year end top 5 for this year.
Well, who could have known that it was going to be a mr. nobody's year..;)
 

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-Ferrero will win RG
-Sampras and Chang will retire
-Philippoussis and Rafter will comeback and one of them will finally win Wimby
-Safin will end the year as N.1
 

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well i would like if this trend continues
 

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You are keen on the "Mr Nobody" theme?

I was too for the most part - as long as Ferrero doesn't make the finals of a slam again, only to lose to Franco Squillari, I will be a happy camper ;)
 

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Rebecca said:
You are keen on the "Mr Nobody" theme?

I was too for the most part - as long as Ferrero doesn't make the finals of a slam again, only to lose to Franco Squillari, I will be a happy camper ;)
it's much more exciting - who would ever predict Johansson to win in Melbourne, David making finals in Wimbledon or Pete winning at US Open (not like he's nobody but looking at his record during the year...)
 

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Yes, I agree it's exciting - to an extent. But seeing the so called top players consistently fail on the big stage gets a little dissapointing after a while (yes Safin, Federer, Haas, Ferrero, that means you! *points finger*)

;)
 
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