Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Jeffrey573639, Jan 11, 2013.
In AO ofc
Vote in the poll
I'd give it a:
5% - loses before the QF
20% - loses in the QF
30% - loses in the SF
35% - loses in the final
10% - wins the tournament
Underprepared and tough draw so it could even be the second round.
Idk semis? I'll just go match and match and judge on form
He will make at least the semis and could well win it.
Some Sexi fans going a bit OTT over his draw.
Murraa will push his way to the victory
He is going to be 32. The QF streak isn't going to last forever. And some of these youngsters have to emerge sometime. I really think Tomic has a pretty good chance at an upset. He's played well of late and I think he wants to send a message.
Not for another 7 months or so.
Tomic is playing well and will have a puncher's chance I suppose, but Roger will be strong odds-on favourite.
There will come a time when I lower my expectations of Roger at slams - but it's not this time.
I voted semis. I think this is Roger's worst surface against the big 4 (except for Rafa on clay) and he'll have some tough matches before facing Murray. I see Murray as the favourite for that one.
The one place he hasn't lost in the quarters or lower since 2003. I doubt it will be this year where he loses early.
He can reach the semifinals.....with 1 scary match in the early rounds. From then on...it would be hard to tell.
2004 RG, 2010 RG.
This could be the tournament where Roger has his Rosol moment against someone like Raonic.... but honestly depending on how he looks i think he can advance to the quarters...
in the Quarters if it's Tsonga then he is hit or miss... could be hitting hard, or could wilt away. Tsonga has that one win over Roger in the 2010 wimbledon, but honestly Roger was playing pretty bad at that time... and Tsonga just started beasting in that match.
if he wins there he gets Murray... we know that guys don't win slams right after their maiden slam.... we know that other than in the Olympics (after Roger got pushed to the brink by DelPO) that Roger wins 5 sets matches vs. Andy.
If Djoker makes the final, and barring injury, he should, then the problems would really start.
If it was anyone other than Djoker, Roger would be HEAVILY favored.... can you imagine if it was Ferru or something? LOL.
Why is it that Roger has seemed to always get the crap end of the 1/2/3/4 draw.. he drew Djoker rather than murray for years when they were 3/4... . drew Nadal last year... but almost never draws murray
It's still amazing though that his worst result at the Aussie Open since 2003 is still better than his worst result at any of the other majors (multiple occasions in the case of Wimbledon).
Except we've heard of Raonic, and Raonic is good. No comparison..
^^ Good point Bobby. That is indeed amazing especially given that pretty much everyone is refreshed at the beginning of the year and raring to go, even the early rounders.
But back to the thread title, it's difficult to say. As a Fed fan, the more likely scenario for me is that he makes at least the quarters. I'm not that optimistic about him going all the way. Like Roger said in the interview recently, when the matches become night matches (QF on?) that's when the extra 30% slowness affects his weapons.
My prediction is that he'll lose in 4 sets to Murray in SF and have a 5 set scare on the way.
Here, fixed it for you.
I think that's a solid prediction, can definitely see that.
Davydenko will get his revenge in 2R
Your fingers might break if you cross them that hard.
The Canadian Cannon hasn't been playing that well lately. He has a decent ranking, but he really hasn't had a breakthrough tournament yet . . . Unlike JJ.
In any event, I expect Fed's QF streak to remain intact. The two matches after that will be complete coin tosses.
Federer has a tougher draw, he's good for semi finals and possible finals.
I voted semi. (Unless Djoko got upset, in which case I think he would be super motivated to make the final, otherwise he won't sweat it, he knows he has no chance).
I'm pretty positive of his chances of making at least the semis. I'm absolutely positive that if he meets Murray in SFs, the only thing that'll be in Andy's mind will be the Olympic Singles final. Aside from that, I can't really see anyone really giving Federer a lot of scares before the final (Tsonga can, but this is a slower surface than Wimbledon, so I don't think it's as likely that he'll beat Roger).
I think Federer makes the SFs and loses to Murray in 4 sets.
I can buy this. Raonic being the scare.
Yeah, that'd be my guess too, but I'll say it'll be a 5-setter against Murray. Djokovic is taking this.
He got a wildcard into QF, so QF I guess.
Ridiculous post fueled by bias and hate. Why did Federer beat Djokovic at Roland Garros in 2011, then? Surely his chances there were no better than against Djokovic at the AO? Federer is a fighter, he fights every match and believes he can win. And he can, however unlikely.
You don't know what Federer's form will be like in this slam. If Federer does make the final, Djokovic is the favorite but Federer ALWAYS has a chance. Depends what Federer shows up that day.
He'll win of course. Nadal is not there to give him trouble.
Like at the USO?
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