Who is your favorite dark horse for Wimbledon?

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  1. luirozzi

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    Mine is Llodra.
     
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  2. Feña14

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    Good choice, but i'm going for Thomas Johansson as he really impressed me last week and he wants to prove his AO wasn't a fluke.

    So my 3 picks are:

    Henman
    Ferrero
    T. Johansson

    -Liam
     
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  3. WW Volley

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    Like I can go against Goran on his farewell tourney.
     
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  4. zpr1872

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    Mickael Llodra. And i would have said it even before his title today.
     
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  5. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Henman a dark horse? No way, a favorite more like it. Mine is Moya. So good on grass last year that I have to say it.
     
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  6. tykrum

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    Definitely Fish. Possibly my favorite player when he playing well. I hope we actually get to see him this year, esp w/o Agassi and he is seeded 14.
     
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  7. counterpunch

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    Karlovic probably doesn't have a chance to win, but if he plays federer, who knows with his serve.
     
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  8. Mark55

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    I think Paradorn Srichaphan and Mardy Fish have a good chance to go far.
     
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  9. Down_the_line

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    Sebastien Grosjean all the way! Look at his results last year and at Queens this year etc. I think if he stays confident and on top of the well crafted game he plays, he could win it.
     
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  10. Ronaldo

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    Coria
     
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  11. irishbanger

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    Max Mirnyi is dark horse, Wayne Arthurs is dark dark horse.
     
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  12. Chanchai

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    I'll write these because of recent results... but it'll definitely look like Thai-American bias lol.... sigh...

    Darkhorses: Mardy Fish & Paradorn Srichaphan

    Henman's not a darkhorse in my book because he is a VERY legit favorite this year--something I would not have said last year for sure.

    It seems like Thomas Johannson is doing well... and he's just back on tour recently, I think? But I don't know... will have to see, haven't even seen his draw yet.

    Joachim Johannson... he's crashed out early recently... But I still wonder if he can make any of the impact he's made earlier in the year.

    I HOPE I get to see Llodra play (we're talking ESPN here folks...).

    Philippoussis... LOL... I honestly want to see him do well, but can't see it... for obvious reasons... But maybe we'll see the power of his passion for the tournament if he can make it through a couple rounds at all this year. After last year's runner-up speech, I figure half of us hope he can string some results (while the other half might be coughing or laughing).

    I expect Grosjean to possibly go deep, he always does it seems and he's solid. Why I don't have him as a darkhorse, I don't know... I just feel like if he even gets to 5 or 6 matches, no matter who it is, he might just lose it. Even with that cool demeanor he has on the court... Gotta admit though, with that same rationale, I should say the same for Paradorn because we've seen him fly far, but not consistently go all the way.

    Aww... screw it... my three darkhorses (VERY DARK horses): Fish, Grosjean, Paradorn. Wish I knew more about Llodra (only seen him play two or three times).

    -Chanchai
     
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  13. Deuce

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    Taylor Dent.
     
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  14. Nosoupforyou

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    Mario Ancic, Ramon Sluiter, Grosjean
     
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  16. pound cat

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    Safin, if he feels like it.
     
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  17. counterpunch

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    Paradorn won't win his first match. I picked Karlovic with the upset and its lookin good. Up 2 sets to 1 and a break.
     
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  18. Feña14

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    I didn't say Henman is a Dark horse. I said that Thomas Johansson was my Dark horse.

    Henman, Ferrero and T. Johansson are my 3 picks for Wimbly. Henman as I have been watching and waiting for 9 years for him to do it, and this is his best chance. Ferrero as he was looking very good today and he is my main man. Johansson as I love his backhand and he looked good last week at Nottingham.

    Henman and Ferrero are NOT Dark horses!!!
     
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  19. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Paradorn is out. My dark horses: Fish, Moya...... KARLOVIC!!
     
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  20. aceindahole2K5

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    liam picks once again with his heart and not his mind.......henman because he is british and JC because he once had a 15 minute hit with him, have fun with those wishes..........im gonna throw down lyeton, fed and scud as picks, unless its too late for me to put all my money down on paradorn.........
     
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  21. Chanchai

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    sigh... gotta admit it....

    In Ali mocking Frazier voice: DAOWN~ GOES PARADORN.

    Gotta admit, it's scary everytime I see Karlovic on the grass. Some wonderful shots by both players though. But maybe that's just the effect of watching grass court tennis, you get a good appreciation for some ridiculous passing shots from almost almost everyone :)

    (btw, I think I failed to mention Hewitt as a pseudo-favorite in my book, a little above darkhorse, a favorite but not THE FAVORITE or anything like that--sounds like I'm just sounding off other peoples' picks here though, but those are my thoughts too).

    -Chanchai
     
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  22. joebedford

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    Fish, Karlovic, Martin.
     
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  23. Ronaldo

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    If Coria goes down, then its Dr. Ivo and bringing the Russian Heat, the girl with those Heiden thighs, Kuznetsova, Ms. Thickness.
     
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  24. WW Volley

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    Goran looked great his first match. I'm surprised I'm the only one who has faith in the Wimbledon vet.
     
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  25. Max G.

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    I'd go with Hewitt and Grosjean - they're flying under the radar, and yet they're very, very dangerous...

    Flipper - not this year.

    Ivo, Fish... dangerous guys too. Not title-ready though, don't think...
     
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  26. TwistServe

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    My dark horse picks are Dent and Dr. Ivo!

    Big servers always cause upsets, and Dent can really get big pooints when he's in the zone.
     
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  27. Feña14

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    lol aceindahole2K5,

    I picked Henman to win as he is the best volleyer in the game and he really wants it, he can do it!. Ferrero as nobody thinks he has any chance, and to see him play yesterday reminded me of last years FO, he was amazing.

    And Johansson as he played well last week and also wants to desperately cement his come back after a nasty injury.

    I think that the winner will come from one of those 3.

    -Liam
     
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  28. pound cat

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    I was right! But Safin didn't feel like it. LOL
     
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  29. yee

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    Let it be Karlovic.
     
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  30. Free_Martha

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    Grosjean.
     
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  31. mlee2

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    Federer
     
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  32. counterpunch

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    When you guys say Dr. Ivo, you mean the great Ivo Heuberger, right. LOL.
     
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  33. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    JOACHIM JOHANSSON!!!!
     
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  34. WW Volley

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    Oh you guys are so good at picking dark horses after a couple rounds ;)
     
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  35. pound cat

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    About as accurate as Jon Wertheim's picks. And he gets paid big money for them!
     
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  36. WW Volley

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    Well my dark horse Goran is gone. Hewitt looks like he could win this title again, should he find an answer for Federer.

    Goodbye Goran, you will be missed!
     
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