The Young Guns

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  1. PrincessAdam

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    My personal favorite is Grigor Dimitrov, smooth strokes, nice serve, reminds me of a young Federer.
     
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  3. nadal_slam_king

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    I like Raonic. He can't hold serve for a set against Nadal (2 meetings, both on hardcourt), but he can give Federer fits.
     
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  4. OriginalHockeytowner

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    Tomic, I like his variety, and he's Australian, what's not to like!
     
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  5. borg number one

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    I think Raonic looks to be the most promising.
     
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  7. Clay lover

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    Like Dolgopolov's style the most. Think Nishikori will achieve the most
     
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  8. monfed

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    Dolgopolov and Raonic IMO.
     
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  9. OverratedIvanovic

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    Dolgopolov is super fun to watch but too bad he will only remain an entertainer. I think Raonic and Nishikori will rack up slams in future. Tomic has a chance at Wimbly maybe.
     
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  10. Tenez101

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    Title of this thread should be "The Young Gun".
     
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  11. LarryZhang

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    Harrison, the most favourite, but he needs to learn to control his temper...

    Raonic seems more likely to be the next top player though.

    Used to like Tomic, but not anymore after the Aussie Open this year.
     
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  12. PrincessAdam

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    I honestly don't think Raonic will do any better than he is doing now, Dolgopolov is good at times, but when he's off, my 9 year old sister could beat him. Dimitrov has been a little inconsistent, but ust beat Berdych at Miami, and Berdych has done well at Miami almost every time.
     
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  14. Evan77

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    could you please post anything that does NOT involve Nadal. thank you.

    this has been discussed so much already. they all suck :). yeah Raonic is OK, Tomic has never won anything in his life, Dimitrov, a little Fed pretender who also has won nothing ...Nikishkori, too little, can't really compete against big guys ... Dolgo, who is not a youngster at all, 23 yo, meh ...

    there is that kid from Serbia, what is his name, Krainovic, who I watched few times, I though he was very talented but then he got injured ...

    I'm really unhappy that none of these kids will do anything any time soon. I just have this feeling we are stuck with Djoko, Nadal and Fed for next few years.
     
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  15. FlashFlare11

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    Nothing wrong with this. This is one of the greatest eras in tennis history!
     
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  16. nadal_slam_king

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    We'll be stuck with Nadal and Djokovic (if Djokovic is able to survive back/shoulder problems). Not sure if we'll be 'stuck' with Federer. He hasn't won a slam in a long time. He is stuck in the QF/SFs of slams.
     
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  17. Evan77

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    well fed is an old beast but I wouldn't write him off, not yet. Now, on the other hand if I were you I would worry more about Nadal's knees than Djokovic's shoulders ... IMHO, Novak, after winning 3 slams and almost every tournament he got into last year, simply didn't care about anything after the USO win. so that shoulder thing was just an excuse. sure, I could be wrong, but that's my impression.
     
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  18. nadal_slam_king

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    LMAO yeah right, Nadals knees :lol:
    What did you think of Nadal's knees after platelet treatment in 2010? 3 more slams came that year.
    And this year, he had platelet treatment just before Monte Carlo, and then didn't drop a set for 2 whole events.
    You are in for a rude shock if you think knee tendinitis is going to stop Nadal from an extremely long and successful slam winning career. I think he has an excellent chance of firstly passing BorgFedererSampras' record of 8 straight slam-winning years, and then extending it to over 10 years, maybe 12 straight years.
    Whereas Djokovic's back/shoulder problems, at age 24? No platelet treatment for that. Good luck!
     
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  19. jdubbs

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    Love Dolgo. He's probably my favorite to watch.
     
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  20. Numenor

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    After today, I think we can all agree that Verdasco is the most promising young gun.
     
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  21. monfed

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    No Tomic please,thanks.
     
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  22. 1970CRBase

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    Of the young guns I like best Tomic, Raonic, Dolgopolov and Nishikori. But either, they are hugely powerful like Tomic and Milos but too big and tall and therefore an injury risk and vulnerable in their movement. Or they are like Sasha and Nish, quick and talented but just lacking that highest gear of mega power.
     
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  23. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    this makes for interesting reading I think..

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    Kei nishikori will be the first to win a slam if i had to bet on it, he has all the weapons, best defence, most stamina and attitude of the players mentioned as well as a real big heart and unlike most here believe the power too. Tomic will be top 15 by the end of this year and is another who can go far with the right commitment.
     
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  25. dominikk1985

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    kei is good and also quite powerful for his size but I think for the top he is to short and also injury prone (very bad in tennis). you need more of a serve to win slams.

    I think dimi and milos have the best chance to someday win a slam.
     
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  26. Tmano

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    I like Nishikori especially lately, Dolgo, Roanic but I actually I watch a match between Verdasco and a young Australian player I believe 16 years old and I really thought he was great for his age. Also the guy from Poland who made to the final a month ago or so....I don't remember his mane but he defeated some pretty big manes.
     
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    This post gave me the funnies, even though he's banned (or reincarnated).
     
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    I doubt Tomic will be top 15, I'd say something like top 30 at best. He still has a long way to go, he has to build some consistency before he will get anywhere far (has a good run at the AO, maybe manages the QFs, but then he gets torn apart by Murray or Djokovic, this is with the right draw) and afterwards goes on a losing streak, until he makes up for it at the end of the year, finishing somewhere between 25-32, getting a seeding for the AO in 2014.
     
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  29. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    do you mean this year? or career?

    he's already been to 27, you know...
     
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  30. heninfan99

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    I like Dolgo, Bradley Klahn and Goffin cause he looks like Jodie Foster and plays like Simon on speed.
     
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  31. Sabratha

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    I mean this year, I am sure by 2015 he will be a top ten player.
     
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  32. Zildite

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    Interesting as it looks so strange? mixed bars and lines :confused: j/k
    Tomic is way ahead in early years, but the next few years are all that matters really.
     
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  33. TheCheese

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    I think Dimitrov and Raonic have great potential. Tomic as well if he can improve his serve and forehand.

    I really don't see Harrison going anywhere, but I'd love to be wrong about that.

    Also, really strange graph... Would make more sense to have lines with all of them, going upwards towards #1 rather than downwards.
     
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    Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Lou Diamond Philipps and Christian Slater.
     
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