Who will win the 2005 Australian Open

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What will win the 2005 Australian Open?

Poll closed Jan 29, 2005.
  1. Roger Federer

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  2. Andy Roddick

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  3. Lleyton Hewitt

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  4. Marat Safin

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  5. Andre Agassi

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  6. Tommy Haas

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  7. Tim Henmann

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  8. Guillermo Coria

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  9. Carlos Moya

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  10. Other

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  1. I think the winner will be either Agassi or Federer. I would love to see this re-match. I thought Haas would do well, but now that he's torn his groin muscle, we'll see. I don't think Haas can comeback from injury quite as well as Federer. However I'm glad to see him playing well and I hope he recovers quickly. I look for Hewitt to go far, but Safin, I don't think so. Same for Roddick. I think Roddick is heading in the right direction by hiring a new coach and coming to net more often. But as we've seen with Tiger Woods in the world of golf, change takes time. For his sake, I hope Roddick stays patient; I have no doubt about his hunger. Back to Safin: he played terribly at the Hopman Cup. Of course I won't be surprised if he bounces back. Safin is just too interesting a guy to ignore.
     
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  2. Lee

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    My man, Marat the Safinator will OWN Federer... LETS GO SAFIN!!!!
     
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  3. Hewitt rulez

    Hewitt rulez Semi-Pro

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    Federer. Hewitt if he becomes #2 before it and he doesn't play Federer at all.
     
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  4. el_mago

    el_mago Semi-Pro

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    I'm wishfully thinking that Guille will be the last one standing after the fortnight. But I'll put my money on Federer.While Roddick, Hewitt, Safin, Haas, and Agassi will be close behind.
     
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  5. Aonex

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    Federer is for sure the favorite, but if someone knocks out Fed before the final, then I'd like to see Hewitt win it.
     
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  6. K!ck5w3rvE

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    I wouldn't. I'd rather see someone else, someone who could make themselves a better player or announce themselves at the world stage by winning a GS. I think Fed will win, but it would be good to see Haas get one after his comeback, or Safin after his amazing year last year. Someone young would be nice, like Nadal or Joachim.
     
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  7. davey25

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    I like Roger's chances, but Marat, Lleyton would be the next biggest threats to win. Andy it is hard to tell how he will do with his new coach, it will be interesting to see if that was a wise move or not. Agassi always does well there, but he would need the draw to open up and not to have to play any/many of the "big guns" to win like in 2003.
     
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  8. Feña14

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    Federer looked very impressive in Doha, I know he didn't have much competition but he put them away easily.

    This weeks Kooyong exhibition could give us a few clues as most of the big names will be going head-to-head.

    I think Federer and Hewitt stand the best chance. I want Henman to do it but it isn't likely.

    Dark horses are Hrbaty (playing VERY well at the Hopman cup on rebound ace) and Thomas Johansson (he's done it before and he's playing some good stuff)
     
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  9. SocalTennis

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    there is no doubt in my mind that Federer will win again, if for some reason he become injured then Safin will be the next contender.
     
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  10. sliceroni

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    Federer. I predict an exciting matchup if he faces Paradorn or Haas. Watching those guys crush the one-handed bh back and fourth would be money.
     
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  11. Vlad

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    After Marat's performance or lack of it during Hopman Cup, I see Fed, Agassi, Roddick and maybe Hewitt. I don't think Safin wants it this year. He tanked his last two Grand Slams and I have a sense this AO will be his third one in a row. The guy is playing for money and he got plenty of it last year. As much as I like him, I see no realistic chance he can get into a good shape during just one week. And BTW shame on you Marat for successfully tanking 3 matches at Hopman Cup. I doubt Anastasia will play him anymore...
     
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  12. VictorS.

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    Is Marat really in that bad of shape? I mean, it wasn't that long ago that he stormed thru the paris and madrid masters series tourneys. In addition, he had a decent showing in houston which was barely a month ago. I can't imagine him dipping that far.
     
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  13. Vlad

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    Looking at his matches, it seems that he can't last more than 2 sets... therefore here are his last set results: 1-6, 1-6 and 0-6 to the Italian Jorneyman... based on that, I doubt he will last in a 5 set match at AO when it is 110 degrees...
     
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  14. RedGinseng

    RedGinseng Rookie

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    Even though I think Fed has the best chance to win it, I really want to see Andre holding the trophy and smiling. It would be also great to see Haas stadning alone after the smoke clears.
     
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