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Who will win his 1st title in 2019

  • Hyeon Chung

    Votes: 8 10.4%
  • Denis Shapovalov

    Votes: 17 22.1%
  • Alex de Minaur

    Votes: 26 33.8%
  • John Millman

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • Adrian Mannarino

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • Nicolas Jarry

    Votes: 3 3.9%
  • Malek Jaziri

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Matthew Ebden

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • Dusan Lajovic

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • Taylor Fritz (U-23)

    Votes: 2 2.6%
  • Jaume Munar (U-23)

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Felix-Auger Aliassime (WC)

    Votes: 12 15.6%

  • Total voters
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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Let's start a new thread about this for a new season ! Here is the link for the previous one:

https://www.menstennisforums.com/2-general-messages/932452-who-will-join-1st-title-club-2018-a.html

The methodology is the same:

8 top ranked players without a title
2 highest ranked young players (u-23) without a title (if not included above)
1 wildcard

2018 had A LOT of new first title winners, some expected, some completely unexpected:

Daniil Medvedev (Sydney)
Mirza Basic (Sofia)
Roberto Carballes Baena (Quito)
Frances Tiafoe (Delray Beach)
Marco Cecchinato (Budapest)
Taro Daniel (Istanbul)
Marton Fucsovics (Geneva)
Mischa Zverev (Eastbourne)
Matteo Berrettini (Gstaad)
Nikoloz Basilasvhili (Hamburg)
Yoshihito Nishioka (Shenzen)
Kyle Edmund (Antwerp)
Stefanos Tsitsipas (Stockholm)

Let the voting and the discussion for 2019 begin now !

2019 first title winners are:



Tennys Sandgren (Auckland)



Alex de Minaur (Sydney)



Juan Ignacio Londero (Cordoba)



Reilly Opelka (New York)



Laslo Djere (Rio de Janeiro)



Radu Albot (Delray Beach)



Guido Pella (Sao Paulo)



Christian Garin (Houston)



Adrian Mannarino (s'Hertogenbosch)



Lorenzo Sonego (Antalya)



Taylor Fritz (Eastbourne)



Nicolas Jarry (Bastad)



Dusan Lajovic (Umag)



Hubert Hurkacz (Winston-Salem)



Denis Shapovalov (Stockholm)
 

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Has De Minaur won a title yet?

Edit:Just saw the latest poll.

My pick, I think De Minaur and Denis will win their first title next year.

I didnt realise Millman hasnt won a title yet.
 

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Strong Aussie armada :worship:
Malek Jaziri :worship:
 

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Shapovalov
DeMinaur
Jarry
 

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Actually when I am looking at the poll I think that everyone included should win a title. So I voted for noone.
 

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Quite difficult to say....


If you mean "250" some draws are so weak (with some top seeded players not dedicated at all and very best skipping) that any top 100 player with some luck can win a tourney here or there....


Then to be fair most of players on your list were so overhyped that winning a "250" is far fom their expected standards when 20+ and Zverev is already 3 MS and 1 ATP final.

Millman Mannarino Jaziri Ebden Lajovic would be delighted by such a win which woud be a step in their late career even if as I said before a 250 is often nothing more than a super challenger
 

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Totally forgot about Zverev's Eastbourne win. He did nothing all year elsewhere. Just as bizarre as the rest of his career being a promising youngster and disappointing completely before entering top30 when nobody was really expecting anything from him anymore and everybody was looking at his brother instead.
 

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If you mean "250" some draws are so weak (with some top seeded players not dedicated at all and very best skipping) that any top 100 player with some luck can win a tourney here or there....
Not luck. They need to play well in at least 4 consecutive matches,if not more to win a 250. Only one man out of the 28, 32 or 48 players that enter can win, and whoever is the winner deserves it!
 

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I presume you meant to make the poll a multiple choice but made a mistake? :)

If Chung is back to form next year he should be good for at least a 250 somewhere.
Shapo it really depends if he get his shit together: he was one of the fastest developing youngsters, but around the time when he decided to rework his serve it all fell apart. I am pretty optimistic he will recover, but you never know.
I am also hoping for De Miñaur, although it could be a bit too early.
Haven't really watched FAA lately so I can't make a judgement, but in theory he should be a good candidate? Jarry might also grab a clay title somewhere. The rest I would lean towards a no.

So my bet is: Chung, De Miñaur, Shapo, Jarry.
 

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Not luck. They need to play well in at least 4 consecutive matches,if not more to win a 250. Only one man out of the 28, 32 or 48 players that enter can win, and whoever is the winner deserves it!
I did not want to sound offensive, of course it is not pure luck like I got the lucky number at the lottery.

But you can win a 250 with a lucky draw without facing any top 20 player which is what I call a super challenger.
 

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I presume you meant to make the poll a multiple choice but made a mistake? :)
Yes :(

Can I edit it ? I couldn't find the option....
 

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I hope:

Shapo
Lajovic
Fritz
Millman
Copil
Auger-Aliassime

Good luck guys :bounce:
 

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Most of the veterans mentioned will likely take a step backwards after a good 2018 push without reaching a title.

I would say of all mentioned De Minaur is the only 1 who doesn't need improvements to win his first title, he'll likely be close in Australia.

Many young players listed could of course step up , but until some parts of their game improve , not Yet.
 

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Shapovalov
DeMinaur
Jarry
Chung
Fritz
Lajovic

BTW: Basic, Baena (to a lesser degree), Daniel, Nishioka (to a lesser degree) winning titles is quite bad.
 
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