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Cyan
10-20-2009, 06:07 AM
Who will be the next player not named Federer or Nadal to win Wimbledon?

dropshot winner
10-20-2009, 06:12 AM
Probably Murray, the rest except for Roddick (who won't get any better) can't move on grass.

Personally, I'd like to see Roddick win Wimbledon.

Cyan
10-20-2009, 06:14 AM
Probably Murray, the rest except for Roddick (who won't get any better) can't move on grass.

Personally, I'd like to see Roddick win Wimbledon.

I would also like to see Roddick pull a Goran Ivanisevic....

P_Agony
10-20-2009, 06:19 AM
Roddick can do it, if he'll get over this year's loss after almost being 2 sets up, he can do it. His serve is amazing, his movement really improved, so has his BH and approach shots. If somehow both Nadal and Federer lose in early round, Wimbly is Roddick's for the taking. Murray is my next choice.

Blinkism
10-20-2009, 06:28 AM
Novak Djokovic

egn
10-20-2009, 07:03 AM
Tsonga failed again to prove he will do anything on grass.
Del Potro not likely.
Cilic sadly is too busy choking.
Djokovic it would be nice but I think since that one semifinal run it has been exposed that he is not as good on grass as we all thought.
Picking Roddick seems eh.
Murray has way too much pressure.

Bets are on Murray, but wouldn't be surprised if Roddick or Cilic did it.

wyutani
10-20-2009, 07:06 AM
murray or del potro.

competition
10-20-2009, 07:06 AM
Roddick all the way!!!!

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-20-2009, 07:16 AM
Roddick or Murray, the rest can forget about Wimbledon for at least another 2-3 years

Cyan
10-20-2009, 07:59 AM
My gut feeling says it will be Roddick....

wyutani
10-20-2009, 08:05 AM
NOt Nadal.

lawrence
10-20-2009, 08:08 AM
I'd like to see Hewitt somehow pull a miracle win over Roddick in the 2010 finals.

Chance of that happening is slim to none, but it would be good.

akv89
10-20-2009, 08:09 AM
Cilic's game suits grass very well. He'll be a force there once he matures in the coming years.
Murray has the best chance to win other than Federer or Nadal.

Cyan
10-20-2009, 08:21 AM
NOt Nadal.

Read the question again.

Blinkism
10-20-2009, 08:24 AM
Djokovic it would be nice but I think since that one semifinal run it has been exposed that he is not as good on grass as we all thought.
10char

Lies!

Cyan
10-20-2009, 08:28 AM
10char

Lies!

Exactly. Nole is underrated on grass. He has reached two grasscourt finals in a row: Queen's and Halle.

jamesblakefan#1
10-20-2009, 08:33 AM
Murray. Roddick needed to play one of the best matches of his career to beat Murray in 4 tight sets last year, and I think last year was Roddick's best opportunity and as close as he'll ever get to winning a slam. Djokovic isn't good enough on grass, JMDP hasn't shown himself on grass yet either. It will be Murray, wouldn't be surprised if it happens next year.

Cyan
10-20-2009, 08:43 AM
Murray. Roddick needed to play one of the best matches of his career to beat Murray in 4 tight sets last year, and I think last year was Roddick's best opportunity and as close as he'll ever get to winning a slam. Djokovic isn't good enough on grass, JMDP hasn't shown himself on grass yet either. It will be Murray, wouldn't be surprised if it happens next year.

Murray would be knighted if that happened.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-20-2009, 08:45 AM
Murray would be knighted if that happened.
He probably would, the Brits are desperate too see some results!
Imo there is a bigger chance that England wins the World Cup than Murray winning Wimbledon...

Cyan
10-20-2009, 08:49 AM
He probably would, the Brits are desperate too see some results!
Imo there is a bigger chance that England wins the World Cup than Murray winning Wimbledon...

Well, Capello is a great coach so you never know.... Roma won a scudetto with him so after that anything is possible....

TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-20-2009, 08:52 AM
Well, Capello is a great coach so you never know.... Roma won a scudetto with him so after that anything is possible....
He is, that wasnt meant as an insult, i was being serious.

quest01
10-20-2009, 08:53 AM
I would love to see Roddick win Wimbledon someday, hes come so close. I think Murray or Del Potro has a chance of winning Wimbledon next year, but between these players I would choose Del Potro because he won the US Open.

drakulie
10-20-2009, 08:55 AM
I would love to see Roddick win Wimbledon someday, hes come so close.

If Ana Ivanovic is in the draw, he doesn't have a prayer.

FedSampras1
10-20-2009, 07:00 PM
Del Potro is a clown in grass
Probably Murray

President
10-20-2009, 07:02 PM
Murray will win before any of these guys. I don't think Roddick will get to the Final again if both Nadal and Federer are in the draw. They are too good for him.

Murray, if he keeps improving, has the game to eventually beat both Nadal and Federer on grass.

IvanAndreevich
10-20-2009, 07:40 PM
Voted other, because I can't see anyone beating Fed / Nadal there in the options listed.

Falloutjr
10-20-2009, 07:47 PM
I'm a strong believer that huge serves work on grass. Also, Americans have a fairly easy transition to grass and I think Roddick showed he is more than capable of winning Wimbledon in his epic match against Roger. Look for Andy "The Rocket" Roddick to win 2010 Wimbledon :)

raisethe3
10-20-2009, 08:04 PM
Roddick played amazing in 2009. He was so close. I think he'll have his chance again.

jamesblakefan#1
10-20-2009, 09:24 PM
I'm a strong believer that huge serves work on grass. Also, Americans have a fairly easy transition to grass and I think Roddick showed he is more than capable of winning Wimbledon in his epic match against Roger. Look for Andy "The Rocket" Roddick to win 2010 Wimbledon :)

There's only one Rocket, sir. And that's the great Rod Laver.

Dutch-Guy
10-21-2009, 01:53 AM
Either Roddick or Murray.

Cyan
10-21-2009, 06:53 AM
I still think it's going to be Roddick. He reminds of Fed at the FO...

dropshot winner
10-21-2009, 06:55 AM
I still think it's going to be Roddick. He reminds of Fed at the FO...

Or Nadal at the US Open, except for the lost finals.

Sorry, couldn't ressist :).

Cyan
10-21-2009, 07:00 AM
Or Nadal at the US Open, except for the lost finals.

Sorry, couldn't ressist :).

Oh please.... :rolleyes:

Roddick at Wimbledon = Fed at the FO

Someone will take out Fed at Wimbledon eventually and Roddick will win... Like Ivanisevic in 2001 when Fed took out Sampras....

drakulie
10-21-2009, 07:02 AM
Oh please.... :rolleyes:

Roddick at Wimbledon = Fed at the FO

Someone will take out Fed at Wimbledon eventually and Roddick will win... .

Not sure if you have noticed, but Roddick ain't getting any younger either.

dropshot winner
10-21-2009, 07:04 AM
Oh please.... :rolleyes:

Roddick at Wimbledon = Fed at the FO

Someone will take out Fed at Wimbledon eventually and Roddick will win... Like Ivanisevic in 2001 when Fed took out Sampras....
Aren't you selling Nadal short by writing this?

Cyan
10-21-2009, 07:34 AM
^No because the current Wimbledon champ is Fed.

kOaMaster
10-21-2009, 07:36 AM
...other...

Cyan
10-21-2009, 07:36 AM
Not sure if you have noticed, but Roddick ain't getting any younger either.

Ivanisevic won Wimbledon at 30.

dropshot winner
10-21-2009, 07:45 AM
^No because the current Wimbledon champ is Fed.
It doesn't make it any easier for Roddick to beat Nadal on grass.

Cyan
10-21-2009, 07:51 AM
Right now Fed is the man to beat at Wimbledon. He has won it SIX times.

dropshot winner
10-21-2009, 08:14 AM
Right now Fed is the man to beat at Wimbledon. He has won it SIX times.
I'm not disputing that, but Roddick needs more than just Federer out of the draw to win Wimbledon.

Cyan
04-20-2010, 09:02 AM
Bump.............

nikdom
04-20-2010, 09:11 AM
If Djokovic can somehow go back to playing tennis like at the 2008 AO, then he's got a shot at Wimbledon. Del Potro is my second choice. Murray a distant third.

Justin Side
04-20-2010, 09:37 AM
Gonna go with Andy. :)

benmarks1984
04-20-2010, 10:39 AM
Hewitt will win wimbledon if he gets a good draw.he will end his losing run againist federer in the final.

borg number one
04-20-2010, 10:43 AM
I pick Andy Murray, followed closely by Andy Roddick. The others are bigger question marks in my opinion.

dmt
04-20-2010, 11:08 AM
how did delpotro get 5 votes? So far we have seen nothing from the guy that suggests that he'll ever win wimbledon.

Justin Side
04-20-2010, 11:12 AM
how did delpotro get 7 votes? So far we have seen nothing from the guy that suggests that he'll ever win wimbledon.

He's really sucked on grass. Guess the 7 votes just tells us there are 7 really big Del Potro fans on this board.

boredone3456
04-20-2010, 11:13 AM
Either Roddick or Murray.

I agree. Assuming Roddick can get past last years tough loss and realize just how close he came and figure out that little something extra I think he still has a shot or 2 at Wimbledon left in him. Murray, assuming he can channel the home town crowd into something of a positive driving force, and with a little luck (not having to play Fed/Nadal/Roddick all in a row or having to play 2 of them back to back, or hoping he ends up opposite the majority of those 3 and they get tired fighting each other), he has a shot. The main thing will be Murray channeling the crowd and letting it energize him, if he can do that...I think he has a shot.

Totai
04-20-2010, 11:19 AM
Del Potro will smack his way into winning wimbledon. Just you watch

onyxrose81
04-20-2010, 11:35 AM
Ave any of you saying Del Potro ever watched him on grass? He sucks like Davydenko sucks.

I doubt it'll ever happen but I got to go with Roddick. Murray can do it but I feel that the pressure is too much. Look at what he's feeling now and it's just an AO loss. I cannot believe that he came within points of beating Fed and winning the whole shebang and people still put him behind Del Potro, Djokovic, Cilic, etc.

THUNDERVOLLEY
04-20-2010, 11:38 AM
Hewitt will win wimbledon if he gets a good draw.he will end his losing run againist federer in the final.

That's pretty funny.

mandy01
04-20-2010, 11:41 AM
Serendipitous. :D

Commando Tennis Shorts
04-20-2010, 11:43 AM
Outside of Nadal and Federer, Roddick has to be the favorite, with his improved mobility and efficient serve. Murray not so much---the British press shoots him in the foot by putting wayyyy too much pressure on him

Mustard
04-20-2010, 11:44 AM
Hewitt will win wimbledon if he gets a good draw.he will end his losing run againist federer in the final.

That would be amazing :twisted:

davey25
04-20-2010, 11:48 AM
My odds in order if I had to pick now:

1. Murray- just because he is young enough and I cant think of any better option.

2. Someone we dont know of right now- just because all the current options are so unconvincing in likelihood. I tought of putting this #1.

3. Roddick- since he still contends on grass and looks like he could have a few good years left in him. Still would be surprised if he pulled it off.

4. Djokovic- since he has shown some promise on grass and very young.

5. Cilic- maybe his game could translate to grass, too early to tell, too early to tell if he will win a slam at all for that matter.


Del Potro is about as likely to win Wimbledon as Monica Seles, Gustavo Kuerten, Tomas Muster, and Mary Pierce were to. You get the idea.

Commando Tennis Shorts
04-20-2010, 11:53 AM
I'm not disputing that, but Roddick needs more than just Federer out of the draw to win Wimbledon.

Really? 2004, 2005 and 2009 disagree

Netspirit
04-20-2010, 12:16 PM
Murray should do it.

He has all the tools: serve, return, slice, variety. He just needs to stop being a ***** and believe in himself.

It will also help when Federer ages a bit more. That is the easiest part though.

cknobman
04-20-2010, 01:45 PM
I dont think there is anyone currently in the top 50 that will win Wimby as long as Nadal and Fed are in the draw (at least for the next 2-3 years).

I firmly believe our next Wimby winner will be a new force on tour.

World Beater
04-20-2010, 03:52 PM
odds are on roddick and murray.

nikdom
05-18-2010, 12:13 PM
If Djokovic can somehow go back to playing tennis like at the 2008 AO, then he's got a shot at Wimbledon. Del Potro is my second choice. Murray a distant third.

I'm revising my opinion. Both Murray and Djoko are in a slump right now. Del Po is pretty much gone for the year.

Roddick has a fairly decent shot at Wimby this year followed by Murray. If Murray can regain some of his confidence by then, with the media attention firmly on the World Cup, Murray has shown he can get to the semis or better at a slam.

Cyan
05-18-2010, 12:28 PM
Has to be Roddick.

nikdom
05-18-2010, 12:31 PM
Has to be Roddick.

Cyan, you seem to be a balanced poster although you have a Nadal pic for your avatar. :)

Do you prefer that Roddick win the Wimby this year?

bolo
05-18-2010, 12:41 PM
Delpo or Murray are my picks.

Seany
05-18-2010, 12:47 PM
Soderling !!

hoodjem
05-18-2010, 12:51 PM
Grandpa Roddick in 2021

Radobg
05-18-2010, 01:38 PM
My countryman.....Grigor Dimitrov after 2-3 years:):)!!What.....he won it like junior!!!Until then Fed and Rafa all the way!!!

Now seriously my vote goes to Murray!

rommil
05-18-2010, 01:40 PM
Gulbis............

THUNDERVOLLEY
05-18-2010, 01:46 PM
Possibly Murray--if his nerves/the moment do not get the better of him in a final of that magnitude.

nadalfan4life
05-18-2010, 01:49 PM
I think Murray has the best shot partially with the home crowd. Also I think if he could play offensive like he did against Nadal in the Aussie Open in 2010, maybe if he mixed in the Serve and volley like in that match.

kournacopia
05-18-2010, 01:52 PM
One of Federer's daughters for sure.

bolo
05-18-2010, 01:52 PM
I would like to see a murray/gulbis or murray/soderling match at wimbledon. I think that will be entertaining.

Lassana Diarra
05-18-2010, 01:55 PM
Neither Murray nor Djokovic, that's for sure.

I'd say Roddick or...

Gulbis............ ;)

West Coast Ace
05-18-2010, 03:09 PM
Cilic.

You Roddick and Murray voters are funny. Roddick - too old - last yr was his last best chance. Murray... even the Queen is coming June 24th - she knows she can't wait until the 2nd week to see Sharktooth.

bolo
05-18-2010, 03:41 PM
Cilic.

You Roddick and Murray voters are funny. Roddick - too old - last yr was his last best chance. Murray... even the Queen is coming June 24th - she knows she can't wait until the 2nd week to see Sharktooth.


lol. 10 char. :)

darthpwner
05-18-2010, 07:09 PM
Grigor Dimitrov will win next year, beating Federer in five sets in the 4th round. This year belongs to Federer against Murray in the final.

Radobg
05-18-2010, 07:26 PM
Grigor Dimitrov will win next year, beating Federer in five sets in the 4th round. This year belongs to Federer against Murray in the final.

LOL I'm not alone in my dreams:)!!!

piece
05-18-2010, 10:42 PM
Soderling !!

Yeah I reckon he's a good pick. One of the top 5 best serves in the world when it's on. One of the biggest forehands in the game. Pretty good mental strength (at least in the '09 FO.), he concentrates real hard to shut everything out, and it looks like it's helped him through some tough matches. He gave federer his second toughest match last year IMO, and would've made the final (and lost to Roddick) if it weren't for Fed. His form is very up and down, but we all know he can have a good tournament every now and then :)

abmk
05-19-2010, 12:12 AM
Cilic.

You Roddick and Murray voters are funny. Roddick - too old - last yr was his last best chance. Murray... even the Queen is coming June 24th - she knows she can't wait until the 2nd week to see Sharktooth.

sharktooth, LOL ! :)

Hitman
05-19-2010, 12:17 AM
I would like to see Roddick win at least one. Last year he was so close. I hope he can go all the way.

Not sure where is level is at now since he hasn't played for several weeks, but I'm sure once the grass season comes along Roddick will be making serious noise.

I would love to see him go at it with Nadal at Wimbledon this year, quarter, semi, final, whatever.

Sentinel
05-19-2010, 12:29 AM
Should be B Tomic. Provided the final is scheduled before nappie time.

cknobman
05-19-2010, 06:04 AM
Should be B Tomic. Provided the final is scheduled before nappie time.

LMAO let me add a few other requirements as well:

He is not required to warm up or practice with Leyton Hewitt at anytime during the tournament
His daddy gives him permission to play
Australia dosnt **** of papa Tomic forcing him and Bernard to not play out of spite.
He is allowed to pick his own draw in order to ensure its not rigged to make him go out first round.
Huggies finishes that new line of "Play Hard Stay Dry" diapers.