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drwood
08-04-2009, 03:49 PM
Alright, since there are so many revisionist historians around, I'd like to hear some people have the guts to go out on a limb and make a BOLD prediction about what will happen on tour (results-wise) before the end of next season...that way we can hold people accountable.

Example of such a bold prediction a year ago would have been picking Federer to win the 2009 French (interesting that most of the people who now say that winning the career grandslam is a prerequisite for being GOAT would never have predicted a year ago that Fed would win the French this year).


No hating, please..

And remember, no matter how ridiculous the prediction sounds, we can always check on it at the end of next year.

drwood
08-04-2009, 03:49 PM
I'll start -- my first bold prediction:

Roddick will win at least 2 of the next 5 Slams (covering 09 US Open thru 10 US Open).

President
08-04-2009, 03:52 PM
Robin Soderling will win a Slam

deltox
08-04-2009, 03:52 PM
JMDP and Roddick = USO Finals

BorisRogerFan
08-04-2009, 03:57 PM
Murray will win Australia and US OPEN

Roger will win Wimbledon and RG

Nadal will retire at the end of the season.

フェデラー
08-04-2009, 04:00 PM
Federer gets calender slam next year. Does it count if he won the us open and the next aussie open? Its four in a row after all ha.

FredMurray
08-04-2009, 04:01 PM
Both Murray and Roddick will win a slam.

Murray shall win two slams(09 US Open,10 AO).

Roddick will win wimbledon.

Federer will win his 16th slam at next years us open.

Both Federer and Nadal will fail to reach the final of the roland garros.

sdont
08-04-2009, 04:02 PM
Gael Monfils gets to the FO'10 final.

Breaker
08-04-2009, 04:04 PM
US Open 2009 Champion - Marat Safin
Aussie Open 2010 - Lleyton Hewitt
Roland Garros 2010 - Nicolas Almagro
Wimbledon '10 - Tomas Berdych
US Open '10 - Richard Gasquet

Oh..you said bold not obvious...then Fed wins some slams Nadal wins one and Murray/Djokovic/Del Potro make some finals or win some. Think I'd get a good return on those predictions rather than the 1/1 odds I'm getting on the Hewitt and Almagro predictions.

Serendipitous
08-04-2009, 04:05 PM
Gulbis wins a singles title? :)

flyinghippos101
08-04-2009, 04:05 PM
Nadal will not be able to maintain his agressive style of play against the top player and will drop out of the top 5 by the end of 2010. Juan martin del potro will win a grand slam next year and donald young will reach the semi finals of an atp 250 tourny

jamesblakefan#1
08-04-2009, 04:08 PM
-Neither Fed or Nadal will make the AO final
-Nadal will win RG 10
-Murray will overtake Nadal as #2
-Djokovic and Roddick will not win a slam
-Djokovic will fall from the top 5
-Querrey will be top 10
-Blake will make a slam QF again

フェデラー
08-04-2009, 04:10 PM
-Neither Fed or Nadal will make the AO final
-Nadal will win RG 10
-Murray will overtake Nadal as #2
-Djokovic and Roddick will not win a slam
-Djokovic will fall from the top 5
-Querrey will be top 10
-Blake will make a slam QF again

That has an incredibly high chance of happening this month.

drwood
08-04-2009, 04:11 PM
More predictions:

- Isner will make top-20
- Nadal will win RG 2010
- Roddick will become top 3

T1000
08-04-2009, 04:16 PM
hewitt wins AO 2010
sam querrey makes slam semifinal and top 10

norbac
08-04-2009, 04:19 PM
-Mischa Zverev will make the top 20.
-Djokovic will win a Slam, most likely the USO.
-There will be no summer Olympics in 2010
-Tommy Haas will get to a Slam final.

Serendipitous
08-04-2009, 04:20 PM
-Mischa Zverev will make the top 20.
-Djokovic will win a Slam, most likely the USO.
-There will be no summer Olympics in 2010
-Tommy Haas will get to a Slam final.

I agree with that.

The-Champ
08-04-2009, 04:21 PM
Federer gets calender slam next year. Does it count if he won the us open and the next aussie open? Its four in a row after all ha.


that's a serena slam.

Lionheart392
08-04-2009, 04:23 PM
Soderling defeats Nadal AGAIN in a slam.

theroleoftheunderdog
08-04-2009, 04:27 PM
some ***** will kill themselves

FlamEnemY
08-06-2009, 07:02 AM
-Mischa Zverev will make the top 20.
-Djokovic will win a Slam, most likely the USO.
-Tommy Haas will get to a Slam final.

Hope you are right about these. I really like Zverev's game and also want Djokovic to win a slam.

Prediction...

Dimitrov enters the top 100 !

MarrratSafin
08-06-2009, 02:23 PM
Roddick will win 2 slams. Djoker will drop out of the top 10, and Serena Williams will retire from tennis.:twisted:

jamesblakefan#1
10-20-2009, 05:34 PM
Bump.

-Murray will win a slam; if I had to bet, I would say Wimbledon.

Falloutjr
10-20-2009, 05:38 PM
Karlovic will put his game together for a few days and make it to a GS final. Definitely not French, but maybe U.S or Aussie.

President of Serve/Volley
10-20-2009, 05:41 PM
Karlovic will put his game together for a few days and make it to a GS final. Definitely not French, but maybe U.S or Aussie.


Good Pick.

President of Serve/Volley
10-20-2009, 05:46 PM
Here's a BOLD one:

Nalbandian will win a slam either AO, Wimbledon, or USO.

JennyS
10-20-2009, 06:00 PM
Nadal will actually skip Barcelona in 2010.

flying24
10-21-2009, 12:10 AM
-Murray will again not even reach a slam final in 2010
-Nadal will not win a slam next year, not even the French
-Roddick will drop out of the top 10
-Blake will retire
-Federer will win atleast 2 slams next year
-Del Potro will win atleast 1 slam next year
-Querrey will make the top 15, but not the top 10 at years end
-Young will have his first loss to a player younger than him, possibly more than once
-Verdasco will drop out of the top 10
-Federer will beat Nadal on clay atleast once
-Davydenko will win another Masters title, but not a slam
-Simon will shock most people and and return to the top 10
-Nalbandian wont ever return to the top 20 by years end


Now as for the women:

-Safina will drop out of the top 10
-Clijsters will win atleast 1 slam
-Henin will win atleast 1 slam
-Clijsters and Henin combined will win atleast 3 of the 4 slams
-1 of Henin or Clijsters will be ranked #1 by years end
-a Williams will not win Wimbledon, instead 1 of Henin or Dementieva will
-Venus wont make it past the round of 16 of any slam except Wimbledon and will be pondering retirement by years end
-Serena will actually win atleast a couple non slam events but wont have as much success in the slams this year as the last 2
-Ivanovic will drop out of the top 50 and consider early retirement
-Dementieva will stay in the top 5 and might win her 1st slam
-Date will win atleast 1 more tournament and reach atleast the round of 16 of a slam
-Wozniacki will make another slam final but probably not win
-Azarenka and Oudin will dissapoint

flying24
10-21-2009, 12:12 AM
Here's a BOLD one:

Nalbandian will win a slam either AO, Wimbledon, or USO.

LOL at your inclusion of Wimbledon as a choice.

dropshot winner
10-21-2009, 12:16 AM
Nalbandian beats Nadal in a slam an losses in a slam (semi)final to Federer.

Tony48
10-21-2009, 12:44 AM
Gulbis makes the quarters at Wimbledon.

dropshot winner
10-21-2009, 12:49 AM
Gulbis makes the quarters at Wimbledon.

Now that's bold.

I wouldn't even dare to predict that Gulbis wins 3 matches in a row :).

Cyan
10-21-2009, 07:08 AM
Del Potro won't win a slam in 2010.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-21-2009, 07:19 AM
Roger Federer wins Slam no 16 at Wimbledon and no 17 at USO

2 Swedes in the top 10 again

Rafael Nadal starts playing poker instead

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-21-2009, 07:20 AM
Now that's bold.

I wouldn't even dare to predict that Gulbis wins 3 matches in a row :).
He gotta stay out ot those brothels first !:shock:

Blinkism
10-21-2009, 07:37 AM
Novak Djokovic wins the Calendar-Year Grand Slam in 2010.

It's not a question of "if?", but "when?"

2010 is the year!

Cyan
10-21-2009, 07:40 AM
Another predix:

Fed loses the USO final again but not to Del Po but to another player.

Cesc Fabregas
10-21-2009, 07:44 AM
Nadal wins 2 slams
Del Potro doesn't ever win a slam again
Federer wins a 1 slam
Murray/Djokovic win 1 slam

LolzWhat?
10-21-2009, 08:17 AM
Nadal and Federer are clearly the result of superior equipment. The newer players are also following their lead. I say the guy with the most technology next year wins most majors.

nalbyvsfed
10-21-2009, 08:18 AM
Aus- nadal
fo- nadal
wimbledon- federer
us open- djokovic
the indoor season and hamburger eating contests: Nalbandian ;)

MaiDee
10-21-2009, 02:19 PM
Aussie Open 2010 Andy Roddick (Andy Roddick-Lavine Jasse)
Roland Garros 2010 Ram Rajeev (Ram Rajeev- Andy Roddick)
Wimbledon '10 Andy Roddick (Andy Roddick-Kim Kevin)
US Open '10 - Andy Roddick (Anddy Roddick-Mishael Russell)

Roddick will become No. 1
Djokovic will fall from the top 10
Querrey will be top 5