I dont know about everyone else...

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Justyn Daniell, May 6, 2004.

  1. Justyn Daniell

    Justyn Daniell New User

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    this is the most excited ive been about the French Open in quite some time...

    Moya, Nalbandian, Coria, Federer, Agassi, Roddick, Kuerten, Safin, Hewitt all contenders for it...and all the dangerous floaters out there...Massu, Novak, Gonzo, Pavel, Haas, Lopez, Chela, Calleri, Costa, Robredo, Verkerk...the list just goes on and on...I will actually be looking forward to first round matches and will enjoy every round...I cannot wait until May 24!!!
     
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  2. Deuce

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    Kuerten?
     
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  3. @wright

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    Justyn was talking about Gustavo Kuerten, also known as Guga, from Brazil. He's a strong dirtballer who has won the event 3 times. He's a nice guy too.
     
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  4. Rabbit

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    I think Deuce knows who Guga is, he is probably (like me) amazed that he is listed among those who have a chance at the title. Kuerten recently pulled his groin bad enough that he had to withdraw from a tournament. As physically demanding as the French is, it'd be a stretch to consider him a contender this year.
     
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  5. Datacipher

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    I certainly agree....he has been nothing like the Guga who won the FO. I guess you can't rule out a former champion...but he's an EXTREME longshot.
     
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  6. Ariel

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    I believe that these days more than ever you can make a distinction between those 'claycourters' and 'other surfaces players'. On the clay season some players rise to higher levels than the rest of the year.
    There are some exceptions, but that's the general rule. So this is my main argument to base the fact that only a true dirballer will win RG this year. It'll be a two man show if they are on different sides of the draw: Ferrero and Coria. Some of the others above mentioned may have a good run, but it'll come down to these two guys and we all know that.
     
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  7. ezdude1970

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    I wil tell you guys what I am really looking for is June 7th, when the stupid clay court season will be over and everybody (who matters) will be gearing up for Wimbeldon. So there is about a month left until the tennis season starts for me.
     
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  8. Feña14

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    Whats this all about!

    Where is the defending champion and my main man JC.

    Guga may not even play with his hip injury. You have also put rod DICK and Hewitt but no Ferrero :shock:

    I will let you off this once :wink:

    Come on Juanqui!!!!

    Liam
     
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  9. Ariel

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    Thanks for your input, ezdude1970, I'm sure the tennis world was holding its breath waiting for your words of wisdom.
     
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  10. drakulie

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    Can't wait for the French Open! But Guga/Hewitt? What the F*%# are people smoking these days?- Laced Candy Canes?

    Ferrero, Federer, Coria, Agassi, Moya amongst a few others will be there in the end. Should be exciting! Kind of hope Agassi gets a couple of breaks and wins the whole thing. The USA taking away the pride of the French Snobs!
     
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  11. CBodom

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    french snobs? pls dont start with the freedom fries idiocy
     
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  12. Ronaldo

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    Never realized there are so many great clay court players until seeing early rounds in Barcelona and Rome. If those tourneys were best of 5 set like the FO, no one would be favored in Paris. Nalbandian looks too strong IMHO, but look at Costa!
     
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  13. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Here's my top 5 guys: Moya, Ferrero, Coria, Nalbandian, & Federer. Trust me, Fed will gear up and do well. I'm saying a Moya - Coria final. How awesome would that be for me? Ferrero will go deep, but just won't quite win it. 2 other HUGE floaters, Gonzo & Robredo. Quarters last year for both. Gonzo lost 6-4 in th 5th to Ferrero, so close. Robredo lost after being up 2 sets to love of course Against Costa. If he'd played Ferrero, that match would have been insane that year. THis RG is gonna be GREAT, specially with my boy Moya so hot
     
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  14. Justyn Daniell

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    I believe we are going to get a preview of how good the French is going to be on Sunday when Moya and Nalbandian meet on Sunday in the best-of-5 final in Rome...
     
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  15. drakulie

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    CBodom, Freedom Fries is idiocy? I am talking about the French being snobs! and that is the fact - Jack! You don't want to discuss the French and their arrogant attitudes, then do not reply to my post you Sith!
     
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  16. Kryztof

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    Hey drakulie, why do you think that french are snobs?
    Don't understand by "snobs" what you mean...
    Will you trying to explain that?
    I precise that i'm french but i like personn who are not stupid :wink:
    by the way the is not too much in france...
     
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    Hey, with Al Costa stepping it up again, maybe he'll have a legit shot at the title again, or at least give some top guys a RUN for their money. That would be cool if Costa picks it up again!
     
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  18. Feña14

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    I'm still sticking with my players that I said for this title at the start of the year:

    Ferrero
    Henman

    It's like buses for Tim, none come for ages and then 2 come at once! (I hope) French and Wimbledon in one year :D

    Liam
     
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  19. drakulie

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    Kryztof, I already explained what I meant in my last post.
     
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  20. nyu

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    I'm giving the nbod to Coria, who has been almost unstoppable on clay. Ferrero just hadn't done anything this year to warrant him having a legitimate shot at the title(though you can never count out a former champion). I think everyone here is underestimating Agassi's chance for this one. He made the quarters last year before running into a red hot Coria. I say Verkerk is out by round 3 at the latest.
     
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