The 2012 Prediction Thread

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  1. MethodTennis

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    Who will be in the top 10?
    Who will win the 4 slams?: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=407694 another thread for those wanting a more indepth discusion about the potential slam winners. Feel free to maake your predictions both here and there
    The most master series?
    Have their break through year?
    Win the Olympics and WTFs?
    Retire when the dust has settled?


    Fee free to contribute any predictions both from those I listed and anything you think will happen and we can come back in a year to see just how wrong we were.

    Here are mine
    1.Federer
    2.Nadal
    3.Djokovic
    4.Del Potro
    5. Murray
    6. Ferrer
    7. Tsonga
    8. Berdych
    9. Soderling
    10. Roddick

    Slams
    AO Federer
    FO Djoko
    SW Fed
    US Rafa
    Olympics Murray
    WTF Delpo

    Most Masters
    Murray 4

    Breakthrough:
    Kei Nishikori - top 15 finish with a slam run and some good preformances at the masters events.

    Retire
    Roddick Fish Hewitt Stepanek Ljubicic
     
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  2. kaku

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    1. Djokovic
    2. Nadal
    3. Murray
    4. Federer
    5. Tsonga
    6. Del Potro
    7. Berdych
    8. Ferrer
    9. Soderling
    10. Fish


    AO: Murray
    FO: Rafa
    W: Djokovic
    Olympics: Federer
    USO: Djokovic
    WTF: Federer


    Djokovic will get 3 masters and murray will get 2
     
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  3. Sentinel

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    ^ Looks good, kaku.

    Roger will ensure, as in 2011, that:

    a) Joker does not win the CYGS, 3 slams is fine, though. He must take Joker out in one slam in the semis.

    b) he restricts Nadal's slam count, thus he should not himself face Nadal in more than 1 slam final.

    YE

    1. Joker
    2 & 3. Nadal / Murray
    4. Roger
     
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  4. AhmedD

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    1) Djokovic
    2) Federer
    3) Murray
    4) Nadal

    AO- Murray (defeats Djokovic or Federer)
    FO- Djokovic (defeats Nadal in final)
    SW19 - Federer (defeats Nadal or Djokovic in the final)
    USO - Federer (defeats Djokovic in the final)

    Top 4 will dominate the season, Murray will realize his potential. Djokovic will dominate for the most part, and get the Grand Slam, but will not have a season like last year, he'll reach all GS finals, except maybe Wimbledon. Federer will have his last resurgence, get 2 slams, but will be poor in the Masters 1000. Nadal won't win a slam this year, but will do well in the Masters 1000.

    WTF - Not the top 4
    Olympics - Federer

    Murray will get 2 masters, Djokovic 2 masters, Nadal will sweep the clay season, Federer will get 1 or 0.

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    Yes, I am bold, and there's a 99% chance I'm wrong here, I'll take my chances.

    Note: I am high on Basalt fibers.
     
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  5. Kurte954

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    Ok, this time I have the right thread...

    1. Nadal
    2. Murray
    3. Ferrer
    4. Del Potro
    5. Djokovic
    6. Dolgopolov
    7. Raonic
    8. Tomic
    9. Tipsarevic
    10. Nishikori

    Roddick will retire post US Open...
     
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  6. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Hilarious Basalt quote my friend :)

    AO: Federer defeating djoko in 5 sets, rivaling AO 2009 in quality
    FO: Djoko beating Rafa in 4 here
    SW19: Murray gets to the finals, only to be beaten in 3 by Djoko or Rafa
    Oly: Fed winning the whole tourny in grand form
    USO: Fed wins against Rafa in the USO final, 5 sets, monday final, 5th set TB
     
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  7. kishnabe

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    Here are mine
    1.Federer
    2.Nadal
    3.Djokovic
    4.Murray
    5. Del Potro
    6. Tsonga
    7. Berdych
    8. Roddick( Last top ten appearance)
    9. Monfils
    10. Tomic( If almagro can.....)


    Slams
    AO Federer
    FO Djoker
    SW Federer
    US Djoker
    Olympics Federer
    WTF Nadal

    IW: Djokovic
    Miami: Nadal
    MC:Nadal
    Madrid:Nadal
    Rome:Federer
    Toronto: Murray
    Cincinatti: Djokovic
    Shanghai:Nadal
    Bercy: Murray

    Nadal wins 4 ms, Djorray win 2 each! Federer gets lucky in rome when Nadal retires with blisters against Almagro
     
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  8. Homeboy Hotel

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    I think it would be good if everyone posted in the same format, easier reading and good for reflection next year.

    Top 10
    1. Djokovic
    2. Nadal
    3. Murray
    4. Federer
    5. Tsonga
    6. Ferrer
    7. Del Potro
    8. Berdych
    9. Fish
    10.Tipsarevic

    Slams (Posted this somewhere else already)
    AO Murray
    FO Federer
    TC Murray (TC = The Championships = Wimbledon)
    US Djokovic
    Olympics Federer
    WTF Federer

    Masters
    IW: Djokovic
    Miami: Murray
    Monte Carlo: Nadal (Murray, maybe - reminders of their last MC match)
    Madrid: Djokovic
    Rome: Nadal
    Toronto: Murray
    Cinncinati: Federer
    Shanghai: Murray
    Paris: Tsonga

    Breakthrough
    Tomic - The guy is climbing and will continue to climb.

    Retire
    Gonzalez, Ljubicic

    Other general predictions:
    - Federer looses, minimum, two slam matches in five sets after being up (match points even)
    - Two of top 4 skip Asia swing
    - Nadal skips Paris again due to 'injury of eyelashes'
    - Djokovic looses early in Wimbledon
     
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  9. boredone3456

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    Top 10.
    1. Nadal
    2. Djokovic
    3. Murray
    4. Tsonga
    5. Federer
    6. Ferrer
    7. Del Potro
    8. Tipseravic
    9. Berdych
    10. Monfils

    Slams
    AO Djokovic
    RG Nadal
    WIM Nadal
    USO Djokovic, Nadal or Tsonga

    Olympics Murray-More a hope then what I think...would be nice for him..realistically, probably Nadal or Federer
    WTF Tsonga or Murray - Nadal and Novak wiped out, Federer dark horse


    Not sure about the Masters events. I think Tsonga and Del Potro will hopefully get it together even more and mount challenges at them, maybe even win one. Tsonga will get to a major final, Delpo will also have much better year at the slams in 2012.

    I think 2012 will reflect a break in the total dominance established by the current top 4. At least one of them will fall from there by the years end and maybe more. Federer will end outside the top 4 if he doesn't do better in 2012then he did in 2011. I think Tsonga will break into the top 4. Delpo will move back into the top 10.

    Nadal and Novak will take the majors, although Federer might have a swan song run at Wimbledon or the US Open.

    As for who will retire: Roddick

    Federer I think will be the one to fall from the top 4, he didnt have a great 2011 by his standards, which was a continued downward slip from his 2010. I really don't see him bouncing back and winning 2 majors after the last 2 years like some have him doing. He may get one, but I think he'd be sort of lucky if he did, he'll probably make a final or 2, but I don't see him winning one as he will likely need to go through Novak and Nadal back to back which well...not likely for him at this point. I actually kind of hope he retires this year. Not because I want to see him go, but if he doesn't have a great year, or has another slip downward in form...I'd rather see him go somewhere near the top then keep going downward.
     
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  10. Sanavan

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    Are you beting that Federer will retire too, or he just won't make the top10 in your opinion?
     
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  11. FEDERERNADAL13

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    If murray wins so much, then how is Djoko #1?? ;)
     
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    1 Djokovic
    2 Federer
    3 Nadal
    4 Tsonga
    5 Murray
    6 Soderling
    7 Ferrer
    8 Tipsarevic
    9 Almagro
    10 Berdych

    AO Djokovic
    RG Djokovic
    Wb Tsonga
    USO Federer

    IW Djokovic
    Miami Tipsarevic
    MC Nadal
    Madrid Ferrer
    Rome Djokovic
    Olympics Djokovic
    Canada Murray
    Cincy Federer
    Shanghai Murray
    Paris Soderling

    Breakthrough: Berankis, Pospisil
    Retire: Gonzalez, Ljubicic, Montanes, Hewitt, Schuttler, Clement
     
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  13. Monfilsfan

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    Top 10
    1.Nadal
    2.Federer
    3.Murray
    4.Djokovic
    5.Monfils
    6.Tsonga.
    7.Del Potro
    8.Ferrer
    9.Berdych
    10.Fish

    Slams
    AO-Djokovic
    RG-Nadal
    WIM- Nadal
    USO - Federer
    Olympics - Murray

    IW: Murray
    Miami : Federer
    MC : Nadal
    Madrid : Nadal
    Rome : Djokovic
    Toronto: Monfils
    Cincinnati: Del Potro
    Shangai : Djokovic
    Paris : Federer

    Masters Cup : Murray
     
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  14. Homeboy Hotel

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    I got Murray down for winning a slam and 3 Masters. He's defending 2 Masters and finalist showing in a slam from 2011. So the most in that department he could gain is like 2200.

    With Djokovic #1 at 14,000 (Muz 7,300 #4) I cant see too many changes even if Djokovic docks a little in the points....

    Ah, OK deep down I didn't it through that far :roll:
     
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  15. Kurte954

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    I don't think he'll retire this year. However, I think he will post much worse results this year. Possibly losing early in a few slams... Federer is amazing. He's been so consistent for so long. What he has done, posting incredible results year after year for over 7 years now is super human. It's the undeniable fact of life - the young get strong and the old get older. I personally would love for Fed to suddenly repeat '04-'07 from '12-'15, but he has to start losing at some point. Also, maybe he re injures his back, loses 10mph on the serve, or 1st serve percentage. Now suddenly he's a top 50 player instead of a top 3... Poop happens and Fed has been pretty lucky in that department...
     
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  16. Mainad

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    I take it you feel Soderling is going to make a full recovery from his Mono. Remember he's already withdrawn from all January tournaments.

    Hewitt won't retire unless he becomes overwhelmed by chronic injury. He said as much. Don't think Ljubicic has any plans to either.
     
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  17. tennis_pro

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    Top 10
    1. Djokovic
    2. Nadal
    3. Murray
    4. Federer
    5. Ferrer
    6. Del Potro
    7. Wawrinka
    8. Tsonga
    9. Raonic
    10. Berdych

    Majors:
    AO Djokovic
    FO Djokovic
    Wimbledon Nadal
    USO Federer
    Olympics Djokovic
    WTF Djokovic

    Masters
    IW: Djokovic
    Miami: Murray
    Monte Carlo: Djokovic
    Madrid: Nadal
    Rome: Nadal
    Toronto: Federer
    Cinncinati: Murray
    Shanghai: Murray
    Paris: Federer

    Breakthrough
    Cedrik-Marcel Stebe - watch out for this guy, my prediction is top 20 at the end of 2012

    Retire
    This is gonna be a year full of retirements I think..going with 6 out of 9 from the list below ending their pro careers in 2012
    Gonzalez, Ljubicic, Hewitt, Ferrero, Roddick, Soderling (unfortunately), Stepanek, Davydenko, Nalbandian

    Other general predictions:

    - last year Federer wins a major
    - even though I predicted Nadal and Federer to win 1 major each in 2012, Djokovic might as well win the CYGS
    - Roddick to win no titles for the first time since 2000
     
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  18. NadalAgassi

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    Wawrinka ending the year at #7. Yeah right. The guy has already peaked, is a huge headcase, and hasnt even been able to make any inroads in last years mostly crap top 10.
     
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    Better try some random prediction than go for the obvious. Btw find me 1 person in the entire universe who predicted Almagro Tipsarevic and Fish in the 2011-year-end top 10 or Djokovic completely dominating the first 9 months of the season.
     
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  20. NadalAgassi

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    Yeah but isnt there a better random prediction than Headcaserinka. Even Gasquet or Verdasco somehow returning to the top 10 is more likely.
     
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    I heard that the world will end on Dec 21, 2012
     
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  22. batz

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    Why? Does Murray make world number 1 or something?
     
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    Well played, sir.

    1. Djokovic
    2. Fed
    3. Murray
    4. Nadal
    5. Tsonga
    6. Berdych
    7. Ferrer
    8. Monfils

    AO: Fed
    FO: Djokovic
    W: Fed
    USO: Djokovic
     
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    I would love to see this! So entertaining.
     
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    1- Djokovic
    2- Murray
    3- Del Potro
    4- Nadal
    5- Federer
    6- Tsonga
    7- Monfils
    8- Ferrer
    9- Berdych
    10- Cilic

    AO- Djokovic
    FO- Nadal
    W- Murray
    USO- Del Potro
    Olympics- Nadal
    WTF- Del Potro

    Most Masters- Djokovic- 4

    Breakthrough- Cilic will be in the top 10

    Retire- Federer when he finds out about having a boy again (at the end of the year)
     
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    1- Djokovic
    2- Federer
    3- Nadal
    4- Tsonga
    5- Ferrer
    6- Dolgopolov
    7- Del Potro
    8- Murray
    9- Monfils
    10- Berdych
     
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    You, Sir, certainly have your head screwed on tight :D

    No, maybe he means Roger will fall out of the top 5.
     
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  28. MethodTennis

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    Thats fantastic because the tour ends at the end of November giving us 3 weeks to analyze these predections and realise that Dolgopolov to finish year end no. 6 wasnt a bad shout after he finishes 5 :p

    Another prediction matt ebden to crack top 40
     
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    Top 10
    1. Djokovic
    2. Federer
    3. Murray
    4. Nadal
    5. Tsonga
    6. Del Potro
    7. Berdych
    8. Tipsarevic
    9. Isner
    10. Dolgopolov

    Slams
    AO Federer
    FO Nadal
    W Murray
    US Djokovic
    Olympics Federer
    WTF Tsonga

    Masters
    IW: Del Potro
    Miami: Murray
    Monte Carlo: Nadal
    Madrid: Djokovic
    Rome: Nadal
    Toronto: Djokovic
    Cinncinati: Federer
    Shanghai: Murray
    Paris: Monfils

    Retire
    Hewitt, Ferrero, Nalbandian, Davydenko
     
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    Top 10
    1. Djokovic
    2. Nadal
    3. Murray
    4. Federer
    5. Tsonga
    6. Del Potro
    7. Ferrer
    8. Berdych
    9. Simon
    10. Soderling

    Slams (Posted this somewhere else already)
    AO Murray
    FO Nadal
    TC Djokovic (TC = The Championships = Wimbledon)
    US Djokovic
    Olympics Federer
    WTF Federer

    Masters
    IW: Djokovic
    Miami: Murray
    Monte Carlo: Nadal (Murray, maybe - reminders of their last MC match)
    Madrid: Djokovic
    Rome: Nadal
    Toronto: Federer
    Cinncinati: Tsonga
    Shanghai: Murray
    Paris: Federer

    Breakthrough
    Tsonga - Slam QF/QF/3rd round/F in no particular order, top 5
    Raonic climbs to top 15
    Nishikori on edge of top 20

    Retire
    James Blake

    Other general predictions:
    - Federer's inevitable decline becomes more apparent
    - Federer finally gets Olympic Gold however
    - Very even spread of points between the top 4
     
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