The top ten at the end of 2013

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  1. Sabratha

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    What do you see changing in the top 10 next year? Here's what I see happening.

    1 Novak Djokovic.
    2 Andy Murray.
    3 Roger Federer.
    4 Juan Martin Del Potro.
    5 Rafael Nadal.
    6 Tomas Berdych.
    7 David Ferrer.
    8 Kei Nishikori.
    9 Nicolas Almagro.
    10 Milos Raonic.
     
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  2. Clarky21

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    1. *******
    2. Murray
    3. Delpo
    4. Fed
    5. Berdych
    6. Tsonga
    7. Raonic
    8. Nadal
    9. Ferrer
    10. Isner
     
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  3. NadalAgassi

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    1. Andy Murray
    2. Rafael Nadal
    3. Novak Djokovic
    4. Roger Federer
    5. Juan Martin Del Potro
    6. Tomas Berdych
    7. Jo Wilfried Tsonga
    8. Milos Raonic
    9. David Ferrer
    10. John Isner
     
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  4. papertank

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

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    1. Djokovic
    2. Murray
    3. Nadal
    4. Federer
    5. Delpo
    6. Berdych
    7. Ferrer
    8. Tsonga
    9. Nishikori
    10. Raonic
     
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  6. akv89

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    The top 4 will remain the top 4.
    The top 8 will remain the top 8 (barring injuries)

    My guess:
    1. Djokovic
    2. Federer
    3. Nadal
    4. Murray
    5. Ferrer
    6. Del Potro
    7. Tsonga
    8. Berdych
    9. Tipsarevic
    10. Raonic

    All the players are from this year's top 10 with the exception of Raonic. The current group looks very stable.
     
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  7. cc0509

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    1. Djokovic
    2. Murray or change the top two to be: 1) Murray and 2) Djokovic. Could be either way.
    3. Nadal
    4. Federer
    5. Del Potro
    6. Ferrer
    7. Berdych
    8. Tsonga
    9. Isner or Nishikori
    10. Raonic
     
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  8. NadalAgassi

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    Interesting that I am the only one so far to not pick Djokovic for #1. Will be interesting to see how it plays out. I sort of think there is a good chance it will be Djokovic, but picking him is boring. I do have a feeling Murray could take #1, and that if Nadal comes back fit he could surprise people just like he did in 2010, and to a lesser degree in 2008. He usually only dominates or does really well nobody expects it.
     
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  9. cc0509

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    Not true. Read my post above. I said not sure whether Murray will be 1 and Djokovic 2 or vice versa.
     
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    1. Djokovic
    2. Federer
    3. Murray
    4. Nadal
    5. Del Potro
    6. Ferrer
    7. Tsonga
    8. Berdych
    9. Raonic
    10. Gasquet
     
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  11. beast of mallorca

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    Wow 2 people picking Nishikori to be in the top 10........sweeeet !!
    Shall we resurrect this at the end of 2013 ?

    That's your assignment Sabratha
     
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  12. smoledman

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    1. Djokovic
    2. Murray
    3. Federer
    4. Del Potro
    5. Ferrer
    6. Nadal
    7. Nishikori
    8. Berdych
    9. Dolgopolov
    10. Tipsaravic
     
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  13. reaper

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    1) Djokovic
    2) Murray
    3) Nadal
    4) Del Potro
    5) Raonic
    6) Berdytch
    7) Federer
    8) Tsonga
    9) Ferrer
    10) Paire
     
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  14. smoledman

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    LOL, trolling post.:shock::shock:
     
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  15. Sabratha

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    There's no way Raonic would be #5, Paire would be #10 and Federer would be #7. That's not happening.
     
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  16. reaper

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    I'm not sure why Raonic wouldn't be number 5? He's currently about 14 and is the only player under 22 in the top 50 (if you exclude Tomic assuming he's still there until next Monday). I think he's a big chance of winning either Wimbledon or more likely the US Open next year. It's an ageing top 10 at the moment and I expect it to be cracked wide open over the next 18 months. As for Federer, he's won one grand slam of the last 12, and has been in gradual decline. He played brilliantly at Wimbledon last year but that was the only grand slam final he made. He could easily drop significantly in the rankings over the next 12 months. If he starts drawing berdytch or Nadal in the quarter finals of majors he faces the likelihood of more early exits. As for Paire, I put him in because I have absolutely no opinion on who will be number 10 but I enjoy watching him play and think he's talented. The accuracy or otherwise of my opinions will be revealed in 14 months.
     
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  17. rofl_copter3

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    1 Djokovic
    2 Murray
    3 Federer
    4 Nadal
    5 Del Porto
    6 Ferrer
    7 Berdych
    8 Nishikori
    9 Tsonga
    10 Raonicp
     
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  18. Veninga

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    1 djoko
    2 murray
    3 fedex
    4 ferrer
    5 nadal
    6 potro
    7 berdy
    8 tsonga
    9 tipsy
    10 isner
     
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  19. sbengte

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    I am surprised why most have picked Federer to be ranked over Nadal just based on Nadal's "injury related" absence this year. I will not at all be surprised if Nadal comes back and dominates like he was never away from the tour. With Djoko and Murray, consistency is an issue, so you can never be sure of how they will fare. With Fed growing old and perhaps not being as motivated after breaking almost every possible record there is to break, if Djoko-Murray slump a bit, Nadal will easily regain #1 ranking like he did in 2010.
     
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  20. beast of mallorca

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    Clarky will not like this. Seriously, she'll make an objectionable comment about that.
     
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  21. Sabratha

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    Well, to be fair, you don't know how he's going to perform when he returns.
     
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  22. Gonzo_style

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    1. Djokovic
    2. Murray
    3. Nadal
    4. Del Potro
    5. Federer
    6. Berdych
    7. Raonic
    8. Tsonga
    9. Ferrer
    10. Gasquet
     
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  23. FEDERERNADAL13

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    What I want:

    1. Federer (2 slams (Wimby and USO to be the #1 at both)
    2. Rafa (Come back strong, win FO)
    3. Djoko/Murray (whichever wins in Australia)
    4. Djoko/Murray (above reasoning)
    5. Delpo (Hopefully gets the WTF title)
    6. Ferrer (Wins like 7 titles again)
    7. Raonic (Breaks through to the top 10)
    8. Tipserevic (consistency throughout the year)
    9. Tsonga (Does well, at least one GS final)
    10. Peliwo/Dimitrov :) (Just because)

    What I think will happen:

    1. Djokovic (Wins AO plus finals in some others, like this year)
    2. Murray (Wins some grandslam, close race with Novak for #1, could even be #1)
    3. Federer (Gets to a GS final, maybe wins like Wimby 2012, wins Cincy, maybe the WTF)
    4. Rafa (I hope he wins another slam next year, but I'm not sure how he'll react to the time off)
    5. Delpo (Maybe a slam, maybe a final, maybe anything. I just want him back in the top 5)
    6. Ferrer (How can't you like this guy? I think he'll be consistent enough for a top 6 finish
    7. Tsonga (he can get really hot at times, maybe get to a slam final, maybe some semis, you never know with him)
    8. Berdych (Don't like him, but he's good at tennis)
    9. Raonic (Just missing out on WTF qualification, but its a step forward for my countryman)
    10. Gasquet ( I like the guy, and he can get hot like Tsonga)

    Bonus:

    Querrey into top 15-20
    Baker into top 30
    Peliwo into top 75-150 (big range, but you never know)
    Dimitrov into top 20-30
     
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  24. beast of mallorca

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    1. Nadal
    2. Djokovic
    3. Murray
    4. Federer
    5. Del Potro
    6. Tsonga
    7. Ferrer
    8. Raonic
    9. Nishikori.
    10. Berdych
     
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  25. Towser83

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    Off the top of my head

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

    maybe dimitrov in the top 20.
     
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  26. beast of mallorca

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    you think Cilic will get to top 10 ? Well, with the way he played today, not very likely. He has to improve all part of his game to get there. AS IT IS, he's been mediocre at best, beaten by a #65 in the world.

    I would have thought he would have made a major dent in the ATP by now, but since his stellar performance in OZ Open of 2010, nothing much. Am not sure what's his exact problem is tho'
     
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  27. Romismak

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    Top 4 should be top 4 even with NAdal and his limited schedule or Roger declining + he will have limited schedule probably by himself

    than 5-8 should be the same , big hitters Delpo,Berdych and Tsonga if healthy are better than the rest the biggest threats for top 4 at slams and Masters1000. Ferrer will probably decline little bit - i mean he is not getting any younger, but thanks to his seedings he will be making QF, at many big events + points from Acapulco, and some 250 will be enough for him to end top 8 again.

    Than 9-10 this is big question, basically anyone in top 20 with good season and form can go there, Tipsy was solid 2 years in top 10, he can do it again, but we will see, Isner,Raonic have potential to by YE top 10, guys like Wawrinka, Gasquet, Cilic,Almagro, Nishikori and other top 20 with can end up bottom top 10 too.

    So i just can say top 8 if healthy should be big 4 + Delpo,Berdych,Tsonga, Ferrer

    9-10 is really open for at least 10-15 players we will see who will have better and who much better 2013 than 2012 from those guys.
     
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  28. Huanita99

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    1. Tomic
    2. Raonic
    3. Dolgopolov
    4. Dimitrov
    5. Davydenko
    6. Nalbandian
    7. Gonzales
    8. Safin
    9. me
    10. Ferrero

    did I get this right ?
     
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  29. TheF1Bob

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    This is what happens when Fed drops out of a tournament.

    The overreaction from some of you guys. :lol:

    1 Novak Djokovic
    2 Andy Murray
    3 Roger Federer
    4 Juan Martin Del Potro
    5 Rafael Nadal*
    6 Tomas Berdych
    7 David Ferrer
    8 Kei Nishikori
    9 Jo Tsonga
    10 Milos Raonic

    * This depends how competitive Nadal is.
     
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  30. royroy85

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

    And that's official
     
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  31. beast of mallorca

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    Gasquet at# 8 ? Hope so, but not likely.
     
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    1. Djokovic
    2. Murray
    3. Federer
    4. Nadal
    5. Del Potro
    6. Berdych
    7. Ferrer
    8. Tsonga
    9. Wawrinka
    10. Querrey


    I wouldn't be surprised to see a year similar to this year with Djokovic and Murray swapping the #1 and 2 spot a couple of times and it coming right down to the wire to know for sure who will end the year at #1. I think Federer and Nadal could go either way, and a lot will depend on whether or not Nadal comes back at 100%. If he does, anything goes.
     
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  33. BER256

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    1. Andy Murray
    2. Novak Djokovic
    3. Juan Martin Del Potro
    4. Rafa Nadal
    5. Roger Federer
    6. Jo Wilfred Tsonga
    7. Kei Nishikori
    8. Milos Raonic
    9. David Ferrer
    10. Tomas Berdych

    I expect a pretty big drop for Isner because he has been extremely inconsistent this year. Tipsarevic is an inconsistent player and his high ranking this year was due to a good end of year. I expect Sam Querrey to move up into the top 15 and I expect Ryan Harrison to stay where he is. Donald Young sucks. That is all.
     
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  34. Clarky21

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    :lol: to all of this. You know that none of this is going to happen so you say it will in hopes of bringing down some almighty jinx on top of Nadal's head. Lol. Well,he doesn't need your jinxes to be a big failure next year because he will do a fantastic job of that all by himself(if he even comes back at all).
     
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  35. dr. godmode

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    1. Djokovic
    2. Murray
    3. Nadal (Providing he does comeback in the new year)
    4. Federer
    5. Delpo
    6. Ferrer
    7. Tsonga
    8. Nishikori
    9. Raonic
    10. Berdych
     
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  36. Achilles82

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    1 djokovic
    2 murray
    3 Nadal
    4 Tsonga
    5 Del Potro
    6 Federer
    7 Ferrer
    8 berdych
    9 tipsarevic
    10 isner
     
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  37. cc0509

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    If your prediction becomes a reality I would suggest that Federer should run, not walk to his retirement celebration! If Del Potro and Tsonga ranked higher than him is not a sign that he needs to retire, I don't know what is. :mrgreen: The thought of it is cringeworthy. Blech!
     
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  38. adamX012

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    are you kidding me, isner is on the top 10? No way....
     
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    Isner will not be in the top 10. So many of his results are him losing in early rounds and some very average players beat him while on a good day he can beat any player (look at Davis Cup), but I expect Querrey to become the top American
     
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    1. Djokovic
    2. Murray
    3. Federer
    4. Nadal
    5. Del Potro
    6. Ferrer
    7. Berdych
    8. Tsonga
    9. Tipsarevic
    10. Raonic
     
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  41. Sabratha

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    If Tomic gets his head together, he could be top 20. I see quite a few changes to the top 20 next year, but not so much the top 10. Every player in the top ten has some sort of consisteny to keep themselves within that rank. They're in their primes and that's their potential.
     
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  42. joeri888

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    Djokovic
    Murray
    Nadal
    Federer
    Del Potro
    Berdych
    Tsonga
    Ferrer
    Raonic
    Nishikori.
     
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  43. Sabratha

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    I think Nadal will be dropping off now.
     
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    1) Djokovic
    2) Murray
    3) Federer
    4) Del Potro
    5) Ferrer
    6) Nadal
    7) Berdych
    8 ) Tsonga
    9) Raonic
    10) Janowicz
     
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  45. Oceansize

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    I agree completely with your 10 picks but perhaps in a slightly different order. Since Cilic's high rank of 9 in Feb 2010 he fell to 32 in July 2011. However, in the last 18 months he's been back up as high as 13(currently 15). Therefore, it seems a good shout for him continuing to creep back up and finish 9/10 by the end of next year.

    My outside pick is Tomic to be top 20 in 12 months time. His focus on tennis is the biggest question mark of course. But of all the up and coming players, I think he has the most potential, despite a disappointing 2012. He still has time on his side, seeing as he's the only guy aged under 21 in the top 140, I believe.
     
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  46. joeri888

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    The ONLY sign that he needs to retire is empty stadiums or rejected wildcards.
     
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  47. AnotherTennisProdigy

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    1. Novak Djokovic
    2. Andy Murray
    3. Roger Federer
    4. David Ferrer
    5. Juan Martin del Potro
    6. Rafael Nadal
    7. Tomas Berdych
    8. Jo-Wilfied Tsonga
    9. Milos Raonic
    10. Nicolas Almagro
     
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  48. RF20Lennon

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    Sounds about right to me
     
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  49. joeri888

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    Two 30+ players protecting such a high ranking? I'm not sure. Think Ferrer will cool off a little.
     
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  50. Tennis_Hands

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    1. Novak Djokovic
    2. Andy Murray
    3. Rafael Nadal
    4. Roger Federer
    5. Tomas Berdych
    6. Del Potro
    7. JWTsonga
    8. David Ferrer
    9. Milos Raonic
    10. J. Janowicz

    If Nadal plays at the AO. If not, I suppose he will be somewhere around 5-8 position.
     
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