AO 09 Shock Finalist

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  1. Ivanišević

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    Well who do you think it's gonna be this year
    I'm rooting for Monfils :)
     
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  2. zachattack698

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    I'm hoping for Del Potro but that i guess would not to be cazy since he is in the top ten, but he would most likely meet federer in the quarters.
     
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  3. davydenko_fan

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    del p for me. i think he will route fed on the way there too!
     
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  4. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    I would pick Nalbandian, but that would eliminate the chance for Federer to get there. :?
     
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  5. veroniquem

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    Andreas Seppi :)
     
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  6. matchmaker

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    Actually Nadal reaching the finals would be some kind of shock to many posters here, as he has never made it beyond the semis of a HC slam.
     
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  7. R_Federer

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    Anyone from Rafa's side :roll:.

    Fed has remarkable consistency. At least semi-finals in how many straight Slams now?!
     
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  8. Ivanišević

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    Marin Cilic also has some confidence going in
    he won chennai

    Kei Nishikori I think is a good contender
     
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  9. bladepdb

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    Ernests Gulbis.
     
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  11. Frankauc

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    simon, monfils, or del potro
     
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  12. tacou

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    I think this is over with. now people are expecting it so it won't happen... no one was saying "baghdatis" or "tsonga" or even gonzalez, they just took the tourney by storm.

    but if anyone could fit this bill it'd be gulbis, no doubt, but I just can't see him stringing 7 wins together. he's never done it before.
     
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    Andrew Murray.
     
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  14. dh003i

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    Is Safin playing in the AO?
     
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  15. orangettecoleman

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    I think Cilic is going to be the suprise finalist this year.
     
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  16. mental midget

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    shock finalist?

    hewitt, simon.
     
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  17. Breaker

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    The Gooch.
     
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    Whoever it may be, they'll be going down to Murray in the final! ;)
     
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  19. mrDamien

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    Hewitt and Nalbandian made up my mind.
     
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  20. davydenko_fan

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    well idk about nishikoris health he withdrew from a tourney leading to the aussie. well just have to wait and see.
     
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  21. davydenko_fan

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    sorry to the simon fans but i just dont see him making it past the qtrs this time. his form is questionable coming into the aussie.
     
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  22. Beasty54

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    Roddick. Everyone thinks hes past his prime, and hes gonna run through to the semis and lose to Fed like always.
     
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  23. Rhino

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    Hmmm interesting. I think roddick could be a finalist, my pick is Vinnie Spadea. :)
     
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  24. spiritdragon

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    yay i can't wait for the aussie open! i want monfils to be the surprise finalist. if he keeps his head together i know he can do it!
     
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    Janko Tipsarevic in all Serbian final.

    And then I woke up :)
     
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  26. dpfrazier

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    No shockers this year, IMO, but if I had to choose one it would be Nalbandian...
     
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  27. MarrratSafin

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    Roddick! The way many ppl talk about his game here it'll probably be classified a shock if he reaches the final.
     
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  28. iriraz

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    The way Roddick played in the last few grandslams,it would be something normal if he wouldn`t reach second week.
     
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  29. All-rounder

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    I go for monfils or simon
     
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    Yes, he is in the bottom half with Federer. Plays tomorrow.
     
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  31. Alexio92

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    There wont be one
     
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  32. vive le beau jeu !

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    sure you didn't mean christophe rochus ? ;)
    mmmh... i don't see him improving his best slam performance (3rd round) either.

    by the way, he had some weird comments after his loss to gasquet in sydney. maybe he didn't really mean what he said but he made it sound like he doesn't care so much about this kind of tournament (sydney / hopman cup) and didn't care either to lose to gasquet, because he didn't "really really" wanna win this match, as he used it for trying new strategies...

    ok, good to be ambitious, but it sounded a bit ankward towards richard and the tournament, especially for a guy who never did anything big at a slam. :?
    http://fr.sports.yahoo.com/tennis/blog/jeu-decisif/article/1258/
    (in french, sorry)

    disappointing from him : despite finding his game ugly, i thought he had looked like a nice guy so far.
     
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  33. pound cat

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    The real shock would be Safin.
     
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  34. Sentinel

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    And who might the other finalist be ??

    2 surprise finalists would be a treat. or maybe a big shock!
     
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  35. aceroberts13

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    Monfils or Roddick are my picks.
     
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  37. beckham

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    simon or del potro
     
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  38. SmAsH999

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    my pick would either be simon or murray. simon has enjoyed a dream season based on his previous standards, but murray has been so dominant already this year. not to mention he has reached the us open final and played in shanghai.
     
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  39. All-rounder

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    i don't think of murray as a surprise he has been tagged favourtie to win this grand slam
     
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  40. feetofclay

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    I'll vote for that.
     
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  41. ac3111

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    del Potro because he uses my racquet...
     
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  42. Sentinel

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    lol, NOW i get it .... sneaky one, though.
     
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    haha, even he would be shocked.

    Sadly. Seppi had to face a tough customer in round one. Would have liked to see him do better than R1.
     
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  45. luckyboy1300

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    ernests gulbis:twisted:
     
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    Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles! he will... if i may!:)
     
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    Hey Sentinel you've been changing avie a lot!
     
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    victor troicki of course. what other serbs are there? :confused:
     
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    Imagine if Kohlscrieber and Gulbis both get on a streak and meet in the final, both playing at their top level. It would be INSANITY.
     
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    Bernard Tomic!
     
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