Which defending champion will lose their title in 2013?

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  1. seattle_1hander

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    DJOKOVIC....I CHOOSE YOU!!!!

    Australian: Murray or Berdych
    French: Nadal
    Wimbledon: Federer
    US Open: Murray
     
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  2. Tammo

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    Federer 1st likely
    Djokoivic 2nd
    Murray 3rd
    Nadal (if he plays) 4th
     
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  3. kaku

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    Fed is the most likely I think. I'm also picking Novak to win the French next year :)
     
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  4. flyinghippos101

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    Order of likelihood, from greatest to least

    1. Fed
    2. Murray
    3. Djokovic
    4. Nadal
     
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  5. kishnabe

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    1.Murray( Too many Variables at the US Open)
    2.Federer( Getting too old....but still the best at Wimbledon....though the other 3 are closet than before)
    3.Djokovic ( Aussie suits him too well)
    4. Nadal (Clay)
     
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  6. Ico

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    Murray is the most likely not to defend (can't expect winds like that every year).
    Then Federer because of age, slowing grass, and potential big servers in his draw.
    Then Djokovic because his form has slipped a bit (I think Murray will take it and send everyone into a tizzy).
    Then Nadal, because he is a masterful clay specialist. Even if he misses the AO, he should be back for clay.
     
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  7. Clarky21

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    Nadal.


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  8. Big_Dangerous

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    I'm in the minority but I really don't see Djokovic winning the Australian Open for a 3rd straight year. Very tough to win 3 straight Aussie Opens.


    1. Djokovic
    2. Federer
    3. Murray
    4. Nadal
     
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  9. tacou

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    I think AO will be a semi-surprise winner, whether that's a dark horse Berdych/Del Po or a dominant Murray.

    I could see Federer getting a slam next season, but it could really come anywhere he puts together 2 weeks of his best tennis.

    Nadal is too up in the air right now to even predict, and who knows what the year will look like come USO 2013?
     
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  10. AnotherTennisProdigy

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    Rafa is the wild card here.
     
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  11. NadalAgassi

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    In order of likelihood to lose their titles:

    1. Federer (he will be going on 32, wont be easy to win anymore slams anywhere, but then again grass field isnt as strong. Still Murray, healthy Nadal, Berdych, Tsonga are all threats to him and Murray, Nadal, and maybe Djokovic all title threats as well)

    2. Murray (more competition at U.S Open than Wimbledon, but I see Murray being stronger going forward than *******). I dont see either repeating though, I have a feeling Murray is more likely to win one (or both) of the Australian and/or Wimbledon than the U.S Open next year.

    3. Djokovic. This is his best event. Odds on favorite to win and cement himself the best Australian Open player in history with a win in January.

    4. Nadal. Unless he retires he will most likely win the French as usual.
     
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  12. MichaelNadal

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    I don't think Federer will win Wimby next year.
     
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    It hasn't been done in the open era. The last time it was done was back in the amateur era when Roy Emerson won the title 6 times and 5 in a row (1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967).
     
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  14. WhiskeyEE

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    Murray
    Naduck
    Fed
    Djokovic
     
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  15. NadalAgassi

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    I think if Djokovic wins the Australian Open he will have to be considered the best ever there. He, Agassi, and Federer would all have 4 titles. However Djokovic would be the only one to win 3 in a row, thus display that level of dominance. As much as I love Agassi and do believe he is an amazing rebound ace and Australian Open player he also won in a couple extremely soft years in 2001 and 2003. Meanwhile Djokovic's 2 straight set smackdowns of Federer are hard to completely ignore either.
     
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  16. jaggy

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    What about Cincy?
     
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  17. WhiskeyEE

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    I don't think you can crown anyone the best of any tournament. Aussie Open is just a name. The most you can do is argue that he's the best plexipave player ever. The tournament plays a lot different than it did a few years ago.
     
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  18. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Good to see most people agree that Nadal will become the first player in Open Era history to win at least one slam per year for 9 consecutive years. That makes Nadal a master of longevity.
     
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  19. vive le beau jeu !

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    let's hope you're right.
     
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  20. Sabratha

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    I don't think Nadal will be able to defend his title, I believe Djokovic will lose his, Federer will lose his in a rematch of this year's final, and Murray will lose his to Djokovic in another rematch of this year's final.
     
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  21. ledwix

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    Estimated chances of winning: Djokovic AO 45%. Nadal RG 60% (would say higher but hasn't played in a while). Federer Wimbledon 35%. Murray USO 30% so I would guess Murray, but he has a shot at winning AO or Wimb next year for sure. Overall everyone's titles seem pretty vulnerable.
     
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  22. ledwix

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    Nah dude, Nadal is no master of longevity at all as he benefited mainly from the weakest clay era in world history since 3.115 billion years back and can't even play 10 consecutive slams let alone make 10 consecutive grand slam finals or even finish #1 a mere two consecutive years like Djokovic will.
     
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  23. Rock Strongo

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    All of them.

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