Mark my words: "Novak Djokovic will win Wimbledon 2009"

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  1. CocaCola

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    It's his destiny

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  2. fortunecookiesjc

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    knocked out round 16 or quarter mark my words
     
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  3. ATXtennisaddict

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    words, marked.
     
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  4. Stinkdyr

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    Sod or Murray will win it this year.
     
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  5. grafselesfan

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    Next person who wants to embarass himself apparently.
     
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  6. raiden031

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    Did anyone have a 'mark my words' thread about Fed winning RG prior to the start of the tourney?
     
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  7. kevinrose

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    LOL is he the same guy who said: 'Mark my word: "Andy Murray will win Roland Garros 2009"?'

    I'd say Federer FTW
     
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  8. P_Agony

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    There are at least 10 players who I think are better grass players than Novak. Novak, other than Nadal, was the most hyped player to win Roland Garros, look what happenned there, and look what happenned at Wimbly last year. I don't even see him reaching the final, but who knows....
     
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  9. Andres

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    I wouldn't mind Murray winning Wimby and Djokovic winning the USO, having four different slam winners this year :)
     
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  10. rommil

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    Safin will beat Novak using between the leg shots the whole match.
     
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  11. DarthFed

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    Not only would that be cool..if it goes that order then it would match rankings as well lmao
     
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  12. P_Agony

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    I wouldn't mind Murray winning Wimbly either, but I really want Federer to win his 6th consecutive US Open. He always seems to find his tennis there. Plus, I see Del Potro passing Djokovic in the rankings as early as the end of this year. Del Potro is playing bettter than Djokovic, has more solid results so far, and I won't be surprised if he reaches far in Wimbeldon with that improved serve of his and super solid ground game.
     
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    Marked, hope this is not a failed thread.
     
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    So if Novak is going to improve anything this year (with the hope of getting past the 2nd or 3rd rd), what does it have to be? He's done well at Queen's in the past, and is switching this year to Halle. Perhaps hoping for a Federer scalp going in to the Big W to bolster the confidence?
    I'm not a fan of Novak, but I can certainly appreciate that he plays a big game that, on paper, should translate well to grass. he's got great, flat groundies when needed, and he's got good reach as well. What does he need to do to get to the later rounds?
     
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  15. PimpMyGame

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    Are you gj011?
     
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  16. theduh

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    I don't think so, I saw them posting on the same thread one time.
     
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  17. zagor

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    I don't think he will but anything's possible in tennis.Djokovic is after all #4 in the world so he has a shot I guess.
     
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    After Soderling thing, everyone can win anything now lol
     
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    I wholeheartedly endorse this thread :) I really want Nole to step it up at Wimby. OP, there is not a very strong chance of this happening but if it does, me and you will be creating 10 threads when the day comes :D.
     
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  22. JeMar

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    The better question is if he'll get past the round of 16 this year.

    There's like 5 players that have just as much game on grass and twice as much heart as Djokovic right now.
     
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    If he even makes the semis this year at Wimbledon it would be a major achievement.
     
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    I doubt it.

    The joker is more concerned about his endorsement deals than winning at grand slam tournaments right now.
     
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  25. VivalaVida

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    Word Bro. I wouldnt mind if Novak wins.
     
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  26. GraniteHoosier

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    In some ways maybe this is the slam where his conditioning wouldn't make as much difference (cool weather, short points). That said I wouldn't bank on it this year, considering the one time he made a run he retired in the SF didn't he?
     
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  27. zagor

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    Yes but he was really spending a ton of hours on court and wasn't having much rest in between.I think it would have been though even for guys with better stamina than Novak to cope with it.
     
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  28. thalivest

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    I wouldnt call Djokovic's actual result at Wimbledon until I see his draw. There are certainly lower ranked players he has more trouble with than others, so on a surface where he isnt the formidableness of hard courts his draw will be especialy important. The only know I know is I would not pick him to go past the semis with any draw (barring maybe a Nadal WD) as he is certain to be in Federer or Nadal's half, and I would never pick him to beat either on grass at this point. If he has one or more of Roddick, Tsonga, Soderling, Del Potro, Verdasco, Gonzalez, or even a Gulbis in his quarter I think it spells trouble for him. The earlier he plays one the bigger trouble it is. Roddick and Tsonga most of all. The more he stays clear of that group of players, the better his chances are to make it to the semis or closer to it.
     
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  29. zagor

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    Tsonga and Roddick builded some confidence against Novak lately,no question about it so those guys will be tough for him if he runs into them.Verdasco and Gonzales I'm confident Novak could handle,Gulbis as well.
     
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  30. DarthMaul

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    No, you are wrong. Fabrice Santoro will win it!
    Oh wait, he retired!

    Heck, only one remains: Chuck Norris!
     
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  31. thalivest

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    We will see. 2 of his last 4 slams he has been straight setted out of the event early by a washed up/nearly retired Safin and Koehlschreiber, so I would overestimate the potential dangers rather than underestimate for the time being, especialy on IMO his worst surface.
     
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  32. zagor

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    Yeah Novak has been pretty vulnerable to upsets in slams lately so you have a point.But still I don't expect Novak to lose in early rounds in 2 slams in a row so I'm more afraid of guys like Tsonga and Roddick who fully expect to beat Novak when they step on court now.
     
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  33. JeMar

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    Fixed that for ya! :)
     
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  34. malakas

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    Mark my words: "Marcos Baghdatis will win Wimbledon 2009"

    It's his destiny
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  35. Dream_On

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    Final

    Federer Def Djokovic 6 - 0 6 - 7 (9) 6 -4 7 - 5
     
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  36. Dream_On

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    Mark my words
    "Lopez, Stepanek, Kiefer and Haas will all win Wimbledon 2009"

    its their destiny
     
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  37. Beasty54

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    Andy Roddick will win Wimbledon this year.

    Mark my words.
     
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  38. CountryHillbilly

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    He has to evade Roddick, Safin ,and Tsonga. He can get to semis probably, but I'm not sure after that. At least it will not be hot at Wimby.
     
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  39. Leublu tennis

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    I think its too late this year for Del Potro to make a move to #4. We are about to enter the part of the year where he gained most of his points last year and will not have too many new places to find more points. All Djokovic has to do is play a mediocre level of tennis (semis and such) and their difference of some 3,000 points will not shrink significantly.

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    Mark my words.. Federer will win wimbledon this year..
     
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  41. Leublu tennis

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    Coke has been here since January. He would have a more recent membership.
     
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  42. Leublu tennis

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    That does not mean that much. There was a recent post by "two" guys, very long posts, with only minor changes between the two, as if these were two drafts of the same post. Really funny.
     
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  43. swedechris

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    Maybe in mixed doubles... else zilch.
     
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  44. PimpMyGame

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    Clearly my question looked more serious than it was!
     
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    Another one of these "mark my words" threads that die down, turn out to be wrong, and then are bumped to rub it in the OP's face for being wrong.
     
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  46. Leublu tennis

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  47. roysid

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    Novak Djokovic will surely win Belgrade next year.

    And maybe one of Paris Masters and London YEC.
     
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  48. CocaCola

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    Wimbledon is my fav slam and Djoker is my fav player and + I have a good feeling about him on grass this year...so I just wanted to throw a little tension over here.

    BTW I love all of your posts on this thread...

    Destiny will arrive.
     
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  49. flying24

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    My prediction now, Djokovic wont even win a Masters title this year, let alone a grand slam. He got lucky at the YEC last year. Davydenko choked their RR match otherwise he would have been out before the semis, with Tsonga advancing in his group over him. He was in the soft group with the injured hobbled Del Potro (toe injury), the sparatic Tsonga, and Davydenko. The other group had Federer, Murray, an in form Simon, and an in form Roddick, much tougher. In the semis Simon had tons of chances to beat him but blew it. Murray shouldnt have fought so hard to win that final RR over Federer, and was gassed as a result and ended up going out in the semis. Murray would have played Djokovic in the semis which would have been curtains for Djokovic, and even in the unlikely event he got past that there would have been Federer instead of big match chump Davydenko waiting in the final. In the final Djokovic just outplayed Davydenko that day, no doubt. He had alot of luck even reaching that point though. I doubt he will get that much fortune again and he doesnt have the confidence to beat the top guns now, unless they are also struggling and out of confidence at the time (eg- his two matches with Federer this year).
     
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  50. CocaCola

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    Than Federer was also lucky to win FO...c'mon this is one of the most pathetic posts on TW I've ever seen.
     
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