What will the top ten ranking be in about 5 years.

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  1. monfils

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    What will the top ten ranking be in about 7 years.

    When the likes of Federer, Hewitt, Safin, Roddick have retired, who will be number one out of the new generation of youngsters and what will the top ten look like. Put a list of what the top ten would look like, who will be the next number one and why. Heres my version:

    1Monfils
    2nadal
    3gasquet
    4berdych
    5ancic
    6bagdhatis
    7Murray
    8JMD
    9Djokovic
    10Young

    Monfils will be number one because he does not have any big weaknesses, He is very tall and all rounded. He is also very strong mentally. He doesn't seem to have any problems playing anyone because there is no real weakness they can exploit. He will probably have the biggest shots out of all these youngsters. The biggest serve,Biggest forehand and one of the biggest backhands plus the fact that he will be one of the fastest guys will make him number one. His mental strength and will to win will be the main reason why he will be the best. In terms of results he has had, well just look at his junior career. He should have won the junior grandslam. He can play on all surfaces.
    He was not that great early on like gasquet but look at how quickly he has risen. Once he matures he will be an unstoppable force.
     
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    Here's my guess...

    1 Gasquet
    2 Baghs
    3 Nadal
    4 Federer
    5 Ancic
    6 Djokovic
    7 Berdych
    8 Monfils
    9 Murray
    Cant think of anyone else...

    Gasquet is my 1 pick since he seems to me like a junior Federer. He's got the skills but continues to lose matches he should win he just needs more development as Fed did. And Fed probably wont be retired in 5 years so youll still see him up there.

    And who is JMD??
     
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  3. Condoleezza

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    There will be at least 2, probably even more players in the top 10 you haven't ever heard until now. Some 20, 21 year olds who are waiting in the wings right now ....

    Condi
     
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  4. monfils

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    JMD= Juan Martin Del portro

    yeah i know Federer and the others might no have retired. Thats why i said ABOUT five years. I'm trying to see the top ten when Federer is not around.
     
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  5. monfils

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    He might end up being the junior Safin. Honestly his backhand and volleys are the only major weapons he has. His forehand is only good when he is in top form, His serve is average, He is not that a great mover and not that tough mentally.
     
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    Why would Federer retire in 5 years. He will be only 29. I think/hope he plays another 10 good years.
     
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  7. monfils

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    No he would be thirty and about to retire. I will change the title to 7 years.
     
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  8. Marat Safinator

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    I think Korolev or Cilic will be number 1.
     
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    1 Nadal
    2 Monfils
    3 Gasquet
    4 Baghs
    5 Murray
     
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    1. Roddick
    2. Baggy
    3. Monfils
    4. Querrey
    5. Nadal
    6. Fed Express
    7. Berdych
    8. Hewitt
    9. Donald Young
    10. Gasquet

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  11. Marat Safinator

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    donald young? hahahaha
     
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    sucks now mate, but will be good in 5 years. He will improve even more after that. The future number one after Roddick will be Monfils, Young should claim it in 10.

    -k-
     
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  13. Marat Safinator

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    so you think roddick will be no.1 again? not sure about that.
     
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  14. monfils

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    Roddick will never be number one. He won't even be in the top ten. He has nothing except a serve. Surely if he cannot be in the top ten now then he cannot be in 7 years.
     
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  15. helloworld

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    There are many prodigies that will turn pros in a couple years. I think the next generation will be very interesting. Personally, I think Nadal will still be up there, but as for Gasquet, Monfils, Djokovic, etc., they still have more to prove. Gasquet was never thought by experts as the most talented player on tour, while Federer have always been known to be the most talented since before he started dominating tennis. Just because the guy has one handed backhand, doesn't mean he's the next Federer for crying out loud. And as for Monfils, you can just forget about him. I don't see him becoming No.1 anytime soon or even in the future, but I will say that he will be in the top ten, that's for sure.
     
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  16. fastdunn

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    I've heard Djokovic's 2 younger brothers are supposed to be even
    better than Djokovic.

    Monfils has some good chance as long as they maintain
    current slow conditions of the ATP tour. It's a running man's sport.
     
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  17. Marat Safinator

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    forget about monfils. djokovic, korolev, cilic are the real deal.
     
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  18. helloworld

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    Yes, I see Korolev and Cilic hitting the top 10 as well, but they still have even more to prove than Monfils.
     
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    yeah, I'm not that all impressed by Monfil's strokes but
    it was amazing to see him ridiculing world class top players
    with his foot speed. I'm also increasingly negative about
    prospects of attacking shotmakers/power players like Safin
    under this very slowed conditions of ATP tour. Look at all
    these power players, they are going under one by one...
     
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    Monfils has achieved alot more in his junior career than these players. Cilic and djokovick will never be as good as monfils. Monfils probably has more advantages physically and Mentally.I have a feeling Monfils won't be playing defensive tennis forever. When he stops holding back on his shots he will become unstoppable. I saw his match against Nadal and he has the abitlity to blow nadal off the court with one shot. Nadals topsin forehands do not even bother him like they bother other players. I also saw his match against Federer in Doha and Federer did not seem to be able to hit a ball past Monfils. He had to come in to the net because he could not finish from the baseline. He was coming in even when Monfils balls were not short. If Monfils combines his defensive and offensive abilities then he could become number one.
     
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    Jonathan Eysseric (FRA) and Marin Cilic (CRO) will be top players...Monfils will reach top 10. He is just too talented and athletic not to; it's just a matter of time.
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    I would have to say Federer will be ranked number 1 in seven years.
     
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    1federer
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    Fed's not going to be playing in 7 years. He said so hisself.
     
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    1. Federer
    2. Baghdatis
    3. Gasquet
    4. Nadal
    5. Monfils
    6. Roddick
    7. Ancic
    8. Berdych
    9. Hewitt
    10. Murray
     
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    1Gasquet
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    9Some new talent
    10Some new talent
     
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    Hard to predict, but I think Nadal, Gasquet, Berdych, Djokovic, and Baghdatis could see themselves in the top 10 in 5 years or 7 or whatever. I think Federer will still be around in 5 years, but not #1. Half of the top 10 will likely be people who are unknowns right now in 7 years. Cilic and Del Potro seem to be doing pretty well as juniors. I don't think Donald Young will ever break the top 100.
     
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  28. monfils

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    But Donald Young has had a better Junior Career. He has finished 2005 as number one junior ahead of Cilic. He is even younger than Cilic. Infact he is the youngest ever junior number one. So why should he not be better than Cilic in the future. Have you seen him play?
     
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  29. Ivanišević

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    "Monfils has achieved alot more in his junior career than these players. Cilic and djokovick will never be as good as monfils"
    what's that suppose to mean???
    cilic was no.1 junior in the world and won french open!
     
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    Cilic has never actually finished a year as number one. Last year he was number 2 behind a 16 year old. This year he was number one for only a short while, he is not even number one anymore. Monfils on the other hand finished 2004 as the number one Junior and won 3/4 of the Junior Granslams. If it wasn't for injury he would have won the Junior grandslam. He was unbeatable in the juniors, only lost once when he was injured. Cilic acheived nothing compared to Monfils. Cilic only won ONE grandslam and coudn't even finish a year as number one. Djokovic is even worse. He hasn't done anything in the Juniors.
     
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    of course he wasn't number 1 becase he doesn't play junior tournaments any more. he started playing at ATP, if u didn't notice
     
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    of course he wasn't number 1 becase he doesn't play junior tournaments any more. he started playing ATP tournaments, if u didn't notice
     
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    double post, sorry
    i'm having problems with my computer
     
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    Yes I can see that. But look, he has never finished a year as number one. Thats the main point. He might have won Junior French Open but Monfils Won Junior Australian open AND Junior French Open AND Junior Wimbledon all in the same year. He was already ganranteed number one by July. Monfils should have joined edberg as the only two to have the Junior Grandslam. My point is that Cilic has acheived nothing compared to Monfils in His Career. Cilic still has alot to prove while Monfils is only three places away from the top twenty. By looking at their acheivements, i don't even think Cilic will be in the same league as Monfils.
     
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  35. helloworld

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    If Nadal didn't turn pro at the age of 16, he would have owned all the junior grand slams with ease and we won't be hearing anything about this kid, Monfils...
     
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    Believe it or not, I think Murray will be up there somewhere.
     
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  37. Ivanišević

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    i agree
    junior rankings doesn't mean a thing
     
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    Yeah, we probably woudn't be hearing about anyone including Monfils, baghdatis, Gasquet e.t.c But you have to understand that everbody breaks through at different times. Nadal is the greatest teenager that ever lived, He is only twenty and he is already beating the greatest player ever. When Monfils was 16 he wans't even playing at the same level as Nadal. Now when he is 19 he is playing at the same level as nadal. I saw Monfils playing Nadal in Roma masters and believe he will eventually be able to beat Nadal. He could hit balls past at will. Nadal on the other hand could do little to hurt Monfils with his topspins. Safin at twenty was much better than Federer, but now look at how much Federer continued to improve until he is number one.
     
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  39. monfils

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    Yes maybe, but i don't think he will be the best because of his style of play.
     
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    How many junior champions have gone on to be great players. Look at bagdhatis, look at Federer, Gasquet, Roddick, Nalbandian, Coria. Non of these guys except Gasquet had a junior Career as good as Monfils so Monfils will probably also be a great player.
     
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  41. Rawness

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    who is this donald young guy?
     
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  42. jhhachamp

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    Nope, but have been following his results since he was about 14. When he was 14, he was a really great player for his age. However in the last 3 years or so, I have not seen noticable improvement in his results. He finished above Cilic last year in juniors, but Cilic actually had more points from singles I believe, and also played less tournaments. Young was better than Querry a year ago, and maybe about even with Cilic, but in the past year those two have had huge improvements and are at this point much better than Young. Querry is probably going to crack the top 100 by year's end if he keeps playing like he has been, and Cilic just made the semifinals of an ATP tour event. Right now Young is ranked outside the top 600, while both Querry and Cilic are ranked 200 and 205. I think both Cilic and Querry along with many other juniors are simply more talented overall than Young, but matured later or will mature later, while Young matured early.
     
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  43. Rawness

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    Aside from all that I think nadal will be number one!! All yo have to do is look at this years wimbledon to see how much good advice he had taken on board about how to play on grass and he was standing 2 metres further in to retuen serve and approaching behind is viciously topspun backhands to mput away easy volleys. Fair enough he was highly attentive in the 1st set in the final but who wouldnt be against rog and he just refuses to lie down and wants every single point like noone ive ever witnessed!! Watch and see, the man is a human practice wall end of story!
     
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  44. helloworld

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    Dude, Monfils isn't Federer and Safin certainly isn't Nadal !
     
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    well, let me ask u...
    do you know who was kristian pless or gilles miller or lina krasnoroutskaia or barbora strycova or kirsten flipkens?
    if u don't know.. they were all juniors who ended year ranked number 1
     
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    Those are only a few people. Some of them have been troubled by injuries. I didn't say every single person who was number one became great, i said MOST of the Junior champions became great. Monfils is on his way.
     
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    I believe that Donald Young is more talented than those two, he has just not matured physically like those two. Those two are actually very tall. Mcenroe said that young was very talented and said that he had hands like him. There is a reason why young gets so many Wild Cards and its because of his talent. Once he matures pysically he will be able to beat Cilic and Querry again.
     
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    I using them as an example. I didn't say Monfils is Federer or Safin is Nadal! Can't your argument have a little sense in them. Don't you have anything better to say?
     
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    Do you want a fight, blacklover? I can give you a fight.
     
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    Are you racist. I like Monfils because of his game, not because of the color of his skin. Do you have a problem Monfils because he is black?
     
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