French Open Preview

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  1. Wimbledunn

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  2. deme08

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    The only contenders IMO are
    #2 Nadal
    #1 Federer

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  3. Mick

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    and on the ladies' side, it's a battle between Serena and Justine.
     
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  4. Nadal_Freak

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    Djokovic not a threat on clay? lmao Also Ivanovic and Jankovic are very solid on clay.
     
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  5. Mick

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    Djokovic is a great player, no doubt, but the french open is very physical demanding. Federer and Nadal have no problem playing best of 5 sets on slow red clay but I don't know about Djokovic.

    I mentioned Serena and Justine because lately, Serena has been winning everything and Justine is the equivalent of Nadal on the red clay.
     
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  6. el sergento

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    Ferrer is a much bigger threat than Djokovic, hell, even Nalbandian is.
     
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  7. Bobble

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    Thanks for posting that, I'm going to keep up with his little count-down. It's nice to imagine other contenders for the title other than 1,2, and maybe 3 unless he retires at some point.
     
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  8. bluescreen

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    i dont see djoker making a dent at all at the french. he has the shots, but not the fitness. i foresee a couple "breathing problems."

    it'll be no different than when he retired against nadal at the french a couple years ago and said he felt like he was "in control" the whole time, if anybody remembers that.

    nadal and federer r still the only serious contenders in my book, with nalby and ferrer cleaning out the rest of the field.
     
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  9. Nadal_Freak

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    Nalbandian doesn't do anything on clay these days unless he is in a field of nobodys. Djokovic has yet to play his best tennis on clay. Ferrer's best has already been seen.
     
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  10. h7hugo

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    ^^^
    agree with Nadal_Freak
     
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    No, he's not. bluescreen's message is right on the mark.
     
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  13. TheTruth

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    Agree with Nadal_Freak!
     
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  14. joeri888

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    It's a format very well useable for a good discussion on all players and how far they can reach. Why start talkin bout Djokovic, Federer and Nadal immediately again. There are millions of topics on them
     
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    Only one I would be worried about would be Puerta
     
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  16. beedlejuice22

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    i dont see why you guys all bash djokovic about his clay performance. he made the semis last year at RG. thats got to say something.
     
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  17. Wimbledunn

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    #s 20-21: Paul-Henri Mathieu and Andy Roddick
     
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  18. Vision84

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    Indeed. Getting to the semis is quite an achievement and from what I remember he failed to close out the first set against Nadal though it would be good if someone could clarify this.
     
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  19. PROTENNIS63

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    there is nothing to discuss.
     
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  21. stormholloway

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    Why? He's made huge dents in the past. He's having his best year so far.

    If Djokovic is healthy, I'll take him over Nalbandian and Ferrer at the French. Nalbandian had a questionable drop out at the French if you recall.
     
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  22. Wimbledunn

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  23. sarmpas

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    I'm interested in the draw, particularly which half Nalbandian and Djocovick end up in. Federer or Nadal's half.


    ....you will HAVE what ever voice....
     
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  26. spiritdragon

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    any list that includes roddick as a contender for the french open is not a good list.
     
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  27. stormholloway

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    This is looking sillier and sillier as the days pass.
     
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  28. Leublu tennis

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    Ferrer? How well did he do last year? Djokovic was in the semis as I recall.
     
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  29. Leublu tennis

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    Yah, but he is way down on the list of 25.
     
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  30. Leublu tennis

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    Interesting site. Thank you for the post.
     
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  31. Turning Pro

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    Which makes it all the more RIDICULOUS putting him the top 16, let alone the top 30.
     
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  32. jmsx521

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    My early picks for dangerous watch-outs!: Wawrinka and Almagro.
     
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  33. safin 06

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    Definitely agree with Almagro. This guy is incredible on clay. I would not be surprised for a quarterfinal or semi final finish for him if the draw works out that way. Wawrinka has had an impressive tournament in Rome and I hope he can keep this form at the French. I also hope Ferrero will play an aggressive style tennis at the French, which should get him a couple of wins.
     
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  34. TheTruth

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    ^^^^^

    Agree with h7hugo and Nadal_Freak

    I will go with Nadal, Federer, Davydenko, and Djokovic (his matches may not go that long and voila!)

    What I'd like to see would be Nadal, Nadal, or Nadal!
     
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