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christo
05-10-2007, 11:54 AM
These two are so far ahead of the pack for the F.O. it's not even funny. Murray will be lucky to get in a match before the tournament , Fed will be asking questions of Roche he cannot answer (like how come I don't use the drop shot and the lob?)

edmondsm
05-10-2007, 12:10 PM
Nadal is the run away favorite. Djokovic a real challenger. I wouldn't forget about Gasquet.

Baghdatis72
05-10-2007, 12:31 PM
The favorites are correct imo and I can't see Federer getting anywhere far at the FO and even if he reaches the final Nadal will crush him.

What we might encounter is a very bad period for Federer with early losses in almost all tournament and then witness his revival at Wimbledon to take his confidence back.

david22
05-10-2007, 12:38 PM
Nadal is the run away favorite. Djokovic a real challenger. I wouldn't forget about Gasquet.


i think that Gasquet 's time will come in the next Wimbledon.
that's where i think he'll have a HUGE breakthrough.

christo
05-11-2007, 07:56 AM
i think that Gasquet 's time will come in the next Wimbledon.
that's where i think he'll have a HUGE breakthrough.

Why?......

Tchocky
05-11-2007, 07:57 AM
Who's Novo?

Baghdatis72
05-11-2007, 07:58 AM
Who's Novo?

Novak Djokovic ;)

Goosehead
04-28-2013, 05:48 AM
was this thread 2007 or 2013 ?...stuff don't change much.

phnx90
04-28-2013, 05:53 AM
was this thread 2007 or 2013 ?...stuff don't change much.
I thought this thread was new.

Nothing's changed - people are still underestimating Federer on clay and overestimating Gasquet anywhere. Only real difference is that I'd say Nole's the favourite for RG as it currently stands.

veroniquem
04-28-2013, 09:47 AM
These two are so far ahead of the pack for the F.O. it's not even funny. Murray will be lucky to get in a match before the tournament , Fed will be asking questions of Roche he cannot answer (like how come I don't use the drop shot and the lob?)

Oh man, 6 years later and the favorites are still the same :shock:

FedererDropShot
04-28-2013, 05:28 PM
Oh man, 6 years later and the favorites are still the same :shock:

Except the favourite 'Novak Djokovic' has yet to win a FO - with only 1 runner-up title so far while Roger Federer has FOUR runner-ups + 1 FO title on his worst surface.

NadalAgassi
04-28-2013, 05:30 PM
Except the favourite 'Novak Djokovic' has yet to win a FO - with only 1 runner-up title so far while Roger Federer has FOUR runner-ups + 1 FO title on his worst surface.

Djokovic definitely underperforms at the French. This year will be like 2011 where if he doesnt win the title it will be a big dissapointment, even if he loses it by losing to Nadal.

That said, this thread title is perfectly accurate and probably has been accurate every year since 2009 atleast (maybe since 2008 ). This year it is even more extreme than ever though. Although for 2007 itself it was overrating Djokovic, and I am surprised someone had him that highly at that point.

Mustard
04-28-2013, 05:34 PM
Why the heck would Djokovic have been the second favourite for the 2007 French Open at the time this thread was created? A challenger, yes, but second favourite? Makes no sense. Djokovic had just won 2007 Miami (his first masters series title), but his achievements on clay were hardly worth shouting from the rooftops about at this time. I was thinking that it was either Nadal or Federer for the 2007 French Open title, with Canas as a dark horse.

The Gasquet promise was a lot higher back then, yes.

i think that Gasquet 's time will come in the next Wimbledon.
that's where i think he'll have a HUGE breakthrough.

Good prediction. This remains the only major where Gasquet has gone past the fourth round :)

MichaelNadal
04-28-2013, 05:49 PM
I also don't get Djokovic being a favorite for the 07 FO.

Mustard
04-28-2013, 05:52 PM
I also don't get Djokovic being a favorite for the 07 FO.

This thread was probably just before Nadal met Djokovic in the quarter finals of 2007 Rome, if I've got my dates correct. Nadal won the match 6-2, 6-3, which was his 75th win in a row on clay. Djokovic had won 2007 Miami, beating Nadal along the way, while Federer had recently lost twice to Canas at Indian Wells and Miami, and had lost tamely to Nadal in the 2007 Monte Carlo final, so Federer didn't seem as invincible as the previous few years.

OddJack
04-28-2013, 05:58 PM
Dont count out Murray.

He has plans of his own and he's nobody's fool on any surface

Relinquis
04-28-2013, 06:19 PM
nadal is the clear favourite, but people are underestimating Federer... he will be back, no pun intended...

also, Gasquet and Gulbis to make good runs... I have high hopes for Ernests taking out at least one of the top 5 seeds, maybe even two of them.

NEW_BORN
04-28-2013, 06:50 PM
The thing is Nadal is the favourite against everyone else but Djokovic.
On the other hand, there are a handful of players who can upset Djokovic before he even gets to Nadal, so...

Sabratha
04-28-2013, 07:20 PM
I have a feeling Nadal is going to retain his crown this year.