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Lleyton Hewitt
06-08-2006, 02:31 PM
Lets just say federer doesnt play wimbledon or get knocked out early.
Who do u think will win?

federerhoogenbandfan
06-08-2006, 02:32 PM
Hewitt or Roddick. Both show signs of getting back on track. If not then Ljubicic or Nalbandian. No chance in he$l that it is Nadal.

oscar_2424
06-08-2006, 02:33 PM
A. ROddick

DariusRaiden
06-08-2006, 02:40 PM
Why is Ancic not on that list? He's playing great on CLAY, just imagine how well he can do on grass.

Lleyton Hewitt
06-08-2006, 02:41 PM
LOL i cant believe i forgot him....i was struggling for the 9th person so i picked Nadal lol

chaognosis
06-08-2006, 02:43 PM
Ljubicic. He belongs on that list.

J-man
06-08-2006, 02:43 PM
I'd say Roddick but I have a feeling he wouldn't win. But no one else on there is as consistant as Roddick at Wimbledon (3 finals)

Moose Malloy
06-08-2006, 02:44 PM
That list is sad. This has to be the weakest era of grasscourt players ever.
Fernando Gonzalez would have skipped Wimbledon had he played ten years ago because he wouldn't be able to win more than 1 or 2 matches.
You forgot to put Grosjean on that list. Apparently he's one of the 5 best grasscourt players today(sigh)

Lleyton Hewitt
06-08-2006, 02:49 PM
I dont think high of Grosjean

Lleyton Hewitt
06-08-2006, 02:50 PM
any1 hoping for Tim henman or murray win?

siber222000
06-08-2006, 02:54 PM
nadal cant win wimbledon... it's just... nah...

hoosierbr
06-08-2006, 02:56 PM
Tim Henman is always a contender but given how far he's dropped in the rankings I doubt Wimby can get away with seeding him which means his draw will be very tough. But hey, Goran came back from the dead and won as a wildcard, beating Tim in that epic semifinal. Maybe it's finally Tim's turn!

Didn't see Thomas Johansson on that list. SF last year. If his serve is firing he's going to be a threat too.

Agassi is always a contender in any tournament. If he's healthy and on the other side of the draw from Federer wouldn't be shocked to see him in the last four.

Ztalin
06-08-2006, 02:56 PM
any1 hoping for Tim henman or murray win?

Obviously most people in the UK, like yourself.

If Roger doesn't win it, I'm hoping for either Hewitt or Roddick.

Zeph
06-08-2006, 02:56 PM
Ljubicic. He belongs on that list.

I definately agree.

Blake will be a deadly force at wimbledon. If he can maintain a good mental state, he'll make it to the semi's in my opinion. His fast pace game and power will suit the grass courts really well.

vkartikv
06-08-2006, 02:57 PM
Tim Henman wins it and announces his retirement shortly thereafter. How about that?

Lleyton Hewitt
06-08-2006, 02:59 PM
I prefer Hewitt even tho i live in the uk, of course i support Henman/Murray/Rusedski as my other favourites

TokyopunK
06-08-2006, 03:02 PM
Dude man you forget about the D for Destroyer Young,
My homeboy from Chi-Town gonna take it to the house.

But I bet he doesnt even try to enter.

Dan007
06-08-2006, 03:04 PM
Andy Roddick. I really want him to win Wimbledon this year, If he does it will get his confidence back and might put him back on the right track.

BabolatFan
06-08-2006, 03:04 PM
Andy Roddick

federerhoogenbandfan
06-08-2006, 03:08 PM
That list is sad. This has to be the weakest era of grasscourt players ever.
Fernando Gonzalez would have skipped Wimbledon had he played ten years ago because he wouldn't be able to win more than 1 or 2 matches.
You forgot to put Grosjean on that list. Apparently he's one of the 5 best grasscourt players today(sigh)

Yes I miss the great grass court days when you had Malivia Washington in the finals and Jason Stoltenberg in the semis in the same year, followed by Cedric Pioline in the finals and Todd Woodbridge in the semis the following year. :p

Moose Malloy
06-08-2006, 03:14 PM
Yes I miss the great grass court days when you had Malivia Washington in the finals and Jason Stoltenberg in the semis in the same year, followed by Cedric Pioline in the finals and Todd Woodbridge in

At least they could volley. Coria, Ferrero, Gonzalez all made the 2nd week last year without S&Ving once(or volleying much period) They should just officially call W a green hardcourt, it certainly doesn't resemble grass anymore.

The tennis guy
06-08-2006, 03:19 PM
We have to just admit grass court tennis has changed dramatically since 2002. The good part is regardless how they change, more often than not, the best player still wins. Wimbledon simply gets in line with most other tournaments. I can see why W wants to change, I just don't understand why Australia Open wants to change from medium to slow.

federerhoogenbandfan
06-08-2006, 03:25 PM
At least they could volley. Coria, Ferrero, Gonzalez all made the 2nd week last year without S&Ving once(or volleying much period) They should just officially call W a green hardcourt, it certainly doesn't resemble grass anymore.

True. I think the slower surface has alot to do with the players not volleying as much though.

Moose Malloy
06-08-2006, 03:27 PM
Its bizarre though. Players are coming to net more on clay than grass. What the hell is going on?

The tennis guy
06-08-2006, 03:35 PM
Its bizarre though. Players are coming to net more on clay than grass. What the hell is going on?

There are a lot more longer points on clay, eventually more short balls force players to come in because it is not as easy to hit winners. On grass, the points are not as long even though it is much longer than used to, when a short ball occurs, players are going for out right winner rather than as approach shot.

Moose Malloy
06-08-2006, 03:48 PM
There are a lot more longer points on clay, eventually more short balls force players to come in because it is not as easy to hit winners. On grass, the points are not as long even though it is much longer than used to, when a short ball occurs, players are going for out right winner rather than as approach shot.

So how come claycourt play of just a few years ago contained almost no volleying?(& guys going for outright winners on approach like Ferrero, Kuerten, Moya)
Tennis today is very strange.

J-man
06-08-2006, 03:54 PM
Tim Henman is always a contender but given how far he's dropped in the rankings I doubt Wimby can get away with seeding him which means his draw will be very tough. But hey, Goran came back from the and won as a wildcard, beating Tim in that epic semifinal. Maybe it's finally Tim's turn!

Didn't see Thomas Johansson on that list. SF last year. If his serve is firing he's going to be a threat too.

Agassi is always a contender in any tournament. If he's healthy and on the other side of the draw from Federer wouldn't be shocked to see him in the last four.Yes but he has come off the injury. So he is a question. I don't think he will be able to make the semi's again this year

mislav
06-08-2006, 04:07 PM
I don't think either Ljubo or Ancic will win Wimby this year, but I hope they go far, and then, next year - it's going to be a competition between the two of them. ;)

J-man
06-08-2006, 05:11 PM
I don't think Lujbcic will go far. His results at wimbledon aren't great. Anicic I think if the draw is nice could go quarters

legolas
06-08-2006, 05:24 PM
my idol feliciano lopez will win

federerhoogenbandfan
06-08-2006, 05:27 PM
Why on earth are Murray, Bhagdatis, and Nadal on the poll instead of Ljubicic, Grosjean, Ancic, or even Berdych or Gasquet who have better games for grass then any of those three. It is no surprise those three have no votes so far.

Shabazza
06-08-2006, 05:31 PM
I don't think Lujbcic will go far. His results at wimbledon aren't great. Anicic I think if the draw is nice could go quarters
Doesn't count, his results at any Slam where bad till this year and now a quarter and SF - he should be a lock for the 2nd week given he's seeded pretty high!

Shabazza
06-08-2006, 05:32 PM
Why on earth are Murray, Bhagdatis, and Nadal on the poll instead of Ljubicic, Grosjean, Ancic, or even Berdych or Gasquet who have better games for grass then any of those three. It is no surprise those three have no votes so far.
Ditto!

siber222000
06-08-2006, 05:50 PM
so far no one voted nadal, that makes me happy :mrgreen:

LordRaceR
06-08-2006, 05:53 PM
Tommy Haas or Marat Safin

J-man
06-08-2006, 06:11 PM
Why on earth are Murray, Bhagdatis, and Nadal on the poll instead of Ljubicic, Grosjean, Ancic, or even Berdych or Gasquet who have better games for grass then any of those three. It is no surprise those three have no votes so far.Though I agree. Part of the reason Ljubicic isn't on there is because he hasn't had the best Wimbledon reocrd as I stated in my last post

hoosierbr
06-08-2006, 06:43 PM
Yes but he has come off the injury. So he is a question. I don't think he will be able to make the semi's again this year

True but he's coming off an eye injury, not shoulder or knee problems which have affected him in the past. His only problem is distance-judging but he's been trying out contacts to remedy that. Plus, his eyesight is slowly coming back so as long as he sees the ball good enough I think he'll do well. Again, like anyone, depends on his draw. ToJo had a pretty easy draw last year. The only dangerous player he faced was Nalbandian in the QF but Nalby didn't bring his A game. More like his F game. Hopefully he'll be in top form tomorrow. If he is he'll give Federer a run for his money.

OrangeOne
06-08-2006, 06:53 PM
so far no one voted nadal, that makes me happy :mrgreen:

That makes me oddly suprised - restores my faith in humanity a little. (And no, I'm not a Nadal-hater, I'm a....realist ;)).

JayxTheKoolest
06-08-2006, 08:27 PM
What about Safin. Marat will dominant the competition!

Bogie
06-08-2006, 09:05 PM
gasquet? probably not but id like to hope so.

arosen
06-08-2006, 10:33 PM
What about Safin. Marat will dominant the competition!

Gone are the days of glory....he won't even get seeded most likely.

Phil
06-08-2006, 10:55 PM
Lets just say federer doesnt play wimbledon or get knocked out early.
Who do u think will win?

You pathetic wretch. The only reason you omitted Federer from this list is so you could, hopefully, see, in writing, from someone, "Lleyton Hewitt" in the same sentence as "Wimbledon" and "win". That's the ONLY hope you have. Even if Federer is INJURED (and can't PLAY), he'll STILL win it. He's that good on grass. (and I'm no Federer fanboy).

RiosTheGenius
06-08-2006, 11:07 PM
nadal cant win wimbledon... it's just... nah...
for some reason your post is just really funny

RiosTheGenius
06-08-2006, 11:09 PM
I can't see Roddick making the final again

Punisha
06-09-2006, 12:02 AM
You pathetic wretch. The only reason you omitted Federer from this list is so you could, hopefully, see, in writing, from someone, "Lleyton Hewitt" in the same sentence as "Wimbledon" and "win". That's the ONLY hope you have. Even if Federer is INJURED (and can't PLAY), he'll STILL win it. He's that good on grass. (and I'm no Federer fanboy).

Exactly... no hope that federer wont win... no one can touch him on grass. And as stated above... injured or not.

Really stupid poll.

superman1
06-09-2006, 01:00 AM
Andre the giant. Roddick would crack under the pressure and Hewitt, despite his impressive French Open run, is still not what he used to be.