2013 GS predictions.

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  1. -RF-

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    Australian Open- Djokovic
    French Open-Nadal (just about)
    Wimbledon-Murray
    US Open- Djokovic

    WTF- Tsonga
     
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  2. mariecon

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    WTF is right!!! Tsonga? haha. We'll talk in 11 months.

    As for the French Open, are you so sure Nadal will play?

    I say:

    AO- Djokovic
    FO - Federer (Nadal will be awol)
    Wim - Federer
    USO - Murray or Delpo (sorry can't decide here)

    WTF - Federer
     
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  3. Doubles

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    Federer won't win a slam except maybe Wimbledon. IF Nadal plays the only thing he'll win is the French. USO and the Aussie are gonna be split between Murray and Djokovic. I think Murray will win the Aussie, and Novak will win the USO.
     
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  4. librarysteg

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    I'm one of the morons thinking Djokovic has the teensiest tiniest chance of actually pulling off the CYGS. I've even bet my husband $20 it will happen. So, my pie in the sky prediction is

    AO: Djokovic
    FO: Djokovic
    Wimbledon: Djokovic
    USO: Djokovic
    WTF: Djokovic

    My less delusional side picks:

    AO: Djokovic
    FO: Djokovic (if Nadal doesn't come back 100%, if he does, Nadal)
    Wimbledon: Murray
    USO: Federer
    WTF: Murray
     
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  5. Steve0904

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    Speaking of WTF?? From a Federer fan, I say there is no way he wins 2 of the remaining 3 majors and the WTF this year, least of all the French.
     
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  6. mariecon

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    How can you say least of all the French? If Nadal is absent? Federer is the 2nd best clay courter out there; I still believe that. Of course it all depends on the crappy draw, just like it did at the AO.
     
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  7. rainingaces

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    If nadal does not play or is playing poorly when the french open comes around it would be so open and competitive, it would have the potential to be the best slam in years. Ferrer and delpo would be in with a strong shout, even tsonga.
     
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  8. tudwell

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    Australian Open - Murray
    French Open - Djokovic
    Wimbledon - Murray
    U.S. Open - Federer
    WTF - Murray
     
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  9. heninfan99

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    Where's the original thread on this?
     
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  10. BHiC

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    Australian Open - Djokovic
    French Open - Isner
    Wimbledon - Isner
    US Open - Isner
    WTF - Isner
     
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  11. Clarky21

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    AO- Lance
    RG- Lance
    Wimby- Andy
    USO- Lance
     
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  12. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Draws will shape the chances of Fed for the rest of the season, and my picks will reflect that.

    AO: Djoko in 4

    FO: If Rafa's there, I see Rafa winning. If Rafa isn't, then whoever doesn't draw Murray (Fed or Novak) will win (Hoping for Fed) Rafa in 4 over Novak or Novak in 5 over Fed

    SW19: If Fed draws Muzza in the SFs he's not gonna win, because he'll be tired. If Fed draws Rafa, he'll have a good shot because Rafa might not be 100%, and I'd favour the defending champion over someone who hasn't played in a while. Also, I feel Fed can beat Djoko or Murray once, but back to back would be difficult. Fed in 4 over Murray again or Murray in 4 over Djokovic

    US Open: If Fed draws Rafa, I once again can see him winning. Beating Murray and Novak back to back sounds too difficult.
    Fed in 4 over Novak or Novak in 5 over Murray
     
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  13. batz

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    Your picks assume Roger stays 2nd seed for the slams. I'm not sure how safe an assumption that is.
     
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  14. Gonzo_style

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    Clarky become more reasonable
     
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  15. underground

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    Assuming that Djokovic wins the AO, Fed's still got a stealth lead of 2000 points over Murray. Though he has quite a few tournaments to defend, Fed's a lock for Rotterdam, possibly Dubai if he gets the draw like last year. Murray doesn't have any points to defend in IW but he's the finalist in Miami while Fed is just gonna lose 90 points. The hardest task for Fed is Madrid where he would lose some amount of points, but unless Murray wins on Sunday I don't see him passing Fed before Wimbledon.

    In some ways I want Fed down to #3 again because he can actually play Djokovic before the final in that way. I always felt Fed feels more comfortable playing Novak than Murray, especially lately. If he plays Novak he might win and gain confidence. When talking about Novak-Murray back-to-back I certainly prefer Fed playing Djoker first rather than the other way round.
     
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  16. forzamilan90

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    Federer to win the next three slams
     
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  17. batz

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    His lead will be 1785 if Nole wins, 985 points if Murray wins.

    Between tonight and the start of RG, Roger has 3405 points to defend. Murray has 1000 points to defend in the same period.

    So, although Roger has a 1785/985 lead on Murray as of tomorrow - in 'race for number 2 seed at RG' terms, he's actually trailing Murray and would need to outperform Murray by around 300 points between now and RG if he is to retain 2nd seed (that number rises to around the 1100 point mark if Murray wins AO).

    Bearing in mind that Roger is not playing Miami, this will not be an easy task.

    Murray has a more than decent shot at 2nd seed for RG. Then we get into some really fascinating scenarios.
     
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  18. Crayola Oblongata

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    Oh god. I haven't even thought that far ahead yet. Oh God. :? Don't if you saw earlier, but congratz about Murray... : /
    The French is going to be very interesting.
     
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  19. batz

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    Thanks mate - very nice of you to say so.

    Re RG - there are some scary scenarios for hardcore Murray haters if Andy can beat Noel on Sunday. Big if mind you.
     
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  20. kishnabe

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    AO=Murray
    FO= Federer...Nadal not 100 percent
    SW= Tsonga
    US= Djokovic
     
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  21. kishnabe

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    Murray will beat Lance.....someone has to be the hero....sadly it has to be a Brit.
     
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  22. batz

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    C'mon - don't get all bitter just because Her Majesty owns Canadia.

    Just think yourself lucky she'd not making Milos play DC for us - you saw what happened to the last big server you had.
     
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  23. jm1980

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    I'm sticking with the predictions I made last year:

    AO: Djokovic
    RG: Djokovic
    W: Murray
    USO: Djokovic
     
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  24. kishnabe

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    You mean, Greg Roidski.....you can have him. He was crap, bad attitude, better at sucking up to BBC.
     
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  25. Steve0904

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    Djokovic is better than Federer on clay now easily.
     
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  26. Fiji

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    Djokovic wins FO too.

    Murray wins Wimbledon and USO.
     
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  27. PaulFCB

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    AO=Djokovic beats Murray
    FO=Djokovic beats Nadal
    Wim=Djokovic beats Federer
    US=Djokovic beats Murray in straight sets.
     
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  28. JRAJ1988

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    You guys first prediction came to fruition. Will Nadal be 100% for the french? I reckon so and a fit Nadal on clay is tough very though to beat.
     
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  29. primetennis

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    I think this is gonna be a year slam for djokovic..
     
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  30. -RF-

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    Looking good so far people :cool: Looking good.
     
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  31. jm1980

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    If only Djokovic converted against Nadal :(
     
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  32. -RF-

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    I saw it coming, hence the 'only just' :p
     
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  33. JRAJ1988

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    great predictions so far RF!!!
     
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  34. -RF-

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    Thanks- I'm confident for Novak to win USO but slightly questioning my decision to pick Tsonga :p
     
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  35. RNadal

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    Really good predictions, mate. Only had you bet your money on that haha.
     
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  36. World Beater

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    del potro could win the usopen.

    if not delpo, maybe federer (slim chance)

    besides the usual suspects...murray/djoker.
     
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  37. -RF-

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    I think Djokovic will really want this and avoid a repeat of 2012 (one slam at the beginning and nothing after)

    Then hopefully Tsonga can evoke the powers of Muhammad Ali and win the WTF
     
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  38. Fiji

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    The last time a player won AO and then USO and no other slams in the same year was Newcombe in 1973.
     
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  39. Fiji

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    Maybe FO will be the only slam I get wrong this year...
     
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  40. beast of mallorca

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    Hahaha, you're as bad as Clarky with your stupid predictions...........:twisted:
     
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  41. beast of mallorca

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    rrrrrrreally now ? hmmm
     
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