Who will have a breakout year in 2008?

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  1. Ossric

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    As for breakout year...I think Andy Roddick will have a rejuvenation of sorts. I think Federer will win all 4 slams. I think Nadal will still be second and Djokovic will drop to 5th behind Ferrer and Roddick.
     
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  2. Ossric

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    I believe Nadal will break..a bone in his body if he's not careful...

    Realistically I think he stays a solid two if he stays relatively healthy.
     
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  3. david22

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    He was mostly injured during the clay season so i'm not sure it would have changed his ranking that much had he not been injured during this period as Clay is his worst surface(even Monfils beat him there last year ffs!)
     
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  4. futuretoptenner

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    Well he missed the entire grass seasons, his best surface and if he was already inside the top ten on clay then he would definitely be someone in the top 5 by the end of the year. If Murray hadn't have been injured I suspect he may have been taking the place of Djoko in the role of the pretender at the end of the year. If you saw the sort of tennis he was playing before the injury you would appreciate how good he can be and what is yet to come.
     
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  5. boojay

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    nice. kinda personal, but nice.
     
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  6. diegaa

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    agree on the gulbis call. hope to see JMDP doing much much better than in 2007.
     
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  7. rommil

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    Nalbandian. With a new coach, new approach to fitness and recent resurgence this guy will do more damage on the tour.
     
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  8. Young=Ego

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    I know this won't exactly be a "breakthrough" as such but I reckon 2008 will be a breakthrough for Nadal with regards to grandslams other than the French. I think Nalbandian might make Semis or Finals and stuff but I don't reckon he's good enough to win a Slam.

    Though, at the same time, Federer's probably looking for a Golden Grand Slam (is that what they're called?) - all four GSs + Beijing Gold - so he'll be doing whatever he can to win them as well, and when he really brings out his arsenal, its a worry for everyone on the circuit.
     
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  9. alas

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    mayb it's time fer Ferrer n da real Roddick to show up..although both of them got crushed by FedEx at da TMC..but guess it's their chances..

    PS. wat has happened to Hewitt?
     
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  10. Young=Ego

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    Hewitt went and got married. Then had a kid. Probably got distracted, fell behind a bit, and couldn't catch up again.

    It's kinda hard to keep up on the atp tour when you have a wife and baby (is the kid still a baby?) that expect you to be there with them, when you're basically dedicated to the tennis pro circuit from early january till mid November, which only has like three tournaments + the AO in Australia, anyway.
     
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  11. alas

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    Hewitt should haf stayed wid Clijsters n mayb both of them now would haf a great tennis career..but nah..Hewitt found a new chick n Clijsters got hit by injury..in da end..both of them went downhill..mayb Hewitt found Clijsters too 'man' for him..
     
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  12. Feña14

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    It was Hamburg where he injured it which would of been his last clay tournament before RG anyway, so it was right at the end of the clay court season.

    When you consider the tournaments he missed:

    French Open
    Queens
    Nottingham
    Wimbledon
    Newport
    Los Angeles
    Indianapolis
    Washington

    I can't really see how you can say he was "mostly injured during the clay season" :confused:

    Even Canada, Cincy and the US Open where he played, he couldn't hit a forehand physically or mentally.. he just looped it and hit winners with his backhand.

    He still finished 11th! With all the potential points he missed out on and the way he was playing up until his injury (even the match against Volandri where it happened) he would surely of been knocking on the door of a top 5 spot by now.

    Certainly was! I first saw him against Henman at the French Open and he destroyed Tim. I thought it was just a youngster going for broke and having one of those days but his results in the second half of the year have showed he's no flash in the pan.
     
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  13. firstservethenvolley

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    I'm hoping for Richard Gasquet to break out big time next year. Win a grand slam or atleast reach the finals. He's got potential and a vicious backhand as well.
     
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  14. rightytopspin79

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    I totally agree. I think he gave people a peek at how good he can be at the US Open, I'm expecting to see some nice results in 2008.
     
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  15. zagor

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    Gulbis,loved the way he crushed Robredo at the USO and Murray who IMO would have had a breakthrough this year if he wasn't injured.I also hope Tsonga,Dancevic and Gasquet will have a great 2008.
     
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  16. anointedone

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    I agree with you guys on Gulbis. He is way too talented and explosive not to make a huge surge up the rankings.
     
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  17. grafrules

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    What about Sam Querrey? I dont like that he is overshadowed by Isner and Young. He has more potential then either.
     
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