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kaku
10-15-2012, 01:45 PM
Since Indian Wells 2011, the Masters events have all gone to the top 4. Which player do you think will break this streak?

Towser83
10-15-2012, 01:51 PM
Since Indian Wells 2011, the Masters events have all gone to the top 4. Which player do you think will break this streak?

hmm I think it could get broken in Paris where historically top players may not give a crap as much.

if the surface in paris is fast then maybe Isner or Raonic can take advantage of a weakened field. If Paris is another title for the top 4 I don't see anyone breaking it til probabaly cinci 2013.

Most likely players in my opinion

Berdych
Raonic
Tsonga
Isner

would love delpo to do it, but I don't see it sadly..

papertank
10-15-2012, 03:49 PM
I would say Berdych or Del Potro. Tsonga doesn't seem consistant enough to pull off two upsets in a row. I wouldn't really give anyone else a chance. If Rafa doesn't play, maybe Ferrer has a chance at a clay court one.

kishnabe
10-15-2012, 05:52 PM
Either one of them.

Ferrer can win on Clay...if Nadal loses early. Had a decent chance in Shanghai 2011....if he had to play 1 Top4....preferable Murray. Unfortunate he lost....but if he gets a Similiar Scenario.

Playing Murray on Clay(favorite) or HC MS( Can push)....

Tsonga and Berdych....if they can get hot and have a favorable draw like their Maiden MS1000 title in Paris.

Del Potro.....has the ability to, but all the times he came close....one of the top 4 smited his efforts. One day it will happen where he breakthrough.

Hope this happen next season.....with someone other than the top 4 win an MS1000.

power level 800
10-15-2012, 06:02 PM
1.Goffin
2.Rosol
3.Davydenko
4.Falla
5.Baghdatis

BrooklynNY
10-15-2012, 06:05 PM
hmm I think it could get broken in Paris where historically top players may not give a crap as much.

if the surface in paris is fast then maybe Isner or Raonic can take advantage of a weakened field. If Paris is another title for the top 4 I don't see anyone breaking it til probabaly cinci 2013.

Most likely players in my opinion

Berdych
Raonic
Tsonga
Isner

would love delpo to do it, but I don't see it sadly..

I saw on twitter that Paris is a touch slower than last year

I agree with your list.

People really discount Isner and Raonic as if they cannot win matches, and their games are more hit or miss than ultra solid, and eventually they will just lose to someone like Nole, Murray, etc... I think they can catch some fire, they both just need to improve their returns, backhand, and movement.

Although I voted for Tsonga, I actually think it's just going to be the Novak and Murray show for a while, with Murray occasionally suffering losses every now and then, in which that case Fed might grab a few more wins - unless of course the topic of this thread happens, and someone breaks through.
Rafa on clay still unless he really is somehow hurt, which I personally haven't seen any real visual disabilities in him during these matches, except maybe a few of those WTF where it seemed he didn't run for balls/try and Fed wiped him up

Towser83
10-15-2012, 06:15 PM
I saw on twitter that Paris is a touch slower than last year

I agree with your list.

People really discount Isner and Raonic as if they cannot win matches, and their games are more hit or miss than ultra solid, and eventually they will just lose to someone like Nole, Murray, etc... I think they can catch some fire, they both just need to improve their returns, backhand, and movement.

Although I voted for Tsonga, I actually think it's just going to be the Novak and Murray show for a while, with Murray occasionally suffering losses every now and then, in which that case Fed might grab a few more wins - unless of course the topic of this thread happens, and someone breaks through.
Rafa on clay still unless he really is somehow hurt, which I personally haven't seen any real visual disabilities in him during these matches, except maybe a few of those WTF where it seemed he didn't run for balls/try and Fed wiped him up

yeah I don't see Raonic or isner beating 2 or 3 top 4 players back to back, but you get an event where there are a few upsets and I think they could serve their way to the title. Isner already beat Djokovic this year and made the Indian Wells final, and Raonic has had success vs Murray as well as pushing Federer to finalset tiebreaks on clay and grass.