Who will win the 2013 French Open?

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Who wins Roland Garros 2013?

Poll closed Feb 14, 2013.
  1. Djokovic

    29.4%
  2. Federer

    24.5%
  3. Murray

    4.9%
  4. Ferrer

    1.0%
  5. Nadal

    30.4%
  6. Del Potro

    4.9%
  7. Berdych

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Almagro

    1.0%
  9. Tsonga

    1.0%
  10. Tomic (or someone else) :twisted:

    2.9%
  1. TheF1Bob

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    The irony in this. :lol:

    There is a difference between a video game and reality clarky.

    Touché. 8)
     
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  2. forzamilan90

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    Anybody else want to see Rosol-Nada in the FO?
     
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  3. NadalDramaQueen

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    Death, taxes, and Rafa holding up The Musketeers' Trophy. :)

    I was just taking a jab at some tards. :lol:

    Take your blood pressure meds, The_Order.

    As for you, TheF1Bob, I'm more likely to win RG than Djokovic, so let it go. :cool:
     
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  4. rainingaces

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    Del potro has a better chance then Federer, Murray, Tsonga and Almagro for me. He took fed to five last time hampered with injurys.

    So far only one vote for him, mine. :(

    He is one of the few players to have good results against Nadal and has pushed Nadal on clay.
     
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  5. TheF1Bob

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    LOL I know, just harmless fun.

    Anyway, Clarky has a better shot getting a CYGS than Novak winning RG.

    DAT TRUTH RITE DERE 8)
     
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  6. Start da Game

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    with stamina levels of that of a wta player, del potro's skills are pretty much non influential in the final outcome against big guns........
     
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  7. rainingaces

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    Go watch the 2009 US open final again or maybe for the first time seeing as your a noob.
     
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  8. Gonzo_style

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    have you watched AO final? Djokovic has won more than 8 games :)
     
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  9. Goosehead

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    How did you manage to make just over 7months turn into nearly a year :confused::)
     
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  10. Start da Game

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    one match played in the night means ********........i can give you four matches right here off the top of my head which he lost simply because of stamina issues........

    1. roland garros 2009 semis against fed - lost after leading 2 sets to 1

    2. davis cup 2011 match against ferrer - lost after leading 2 sets to 1

    3. us open 2011 third round against simon - lost in a grueling four after leading 1 set to 0

    4. roland garros 2012 quarterfinal against fed - lost after leading 2 sets to 0
     
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  11. Carsomyr

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    I'm on the bandwagon. :)

    It's certainly going out on a limb, especially considering his performance at the AO, but I think JMDP will have more than a fighting chance. He's a solid claycourter who's challenged Fed, Nadal, and Djokovic and beaten Murray on the dirt. With the Nadal uncertainty, Fed another year older, and Murray suspect on the surface, Delpo's only real challenge, in my opinion, would be Djokovic and his own inconsistency. Of course, we'll have to wait to see how Nadal performs in the coming months, but I really think Delpo has a great shot at the title at this moment in time.
     
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  12. rainingaces

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    Right so because he lost in five it must have been his stamina. He might not be as fit as the top 5 but for someone of his height he is very fit. The only match I would agree with you on is the Davis cup match with Ferrer otherwise I justthink he lost to the better player on the day.

    Cool a two person bandwagon. :)

    Thats the same way I see it right now but like you said things can change between now and then.
     
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  13. NadalDramaQueen

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    The truth hurts, man.

    What do you think I should focus on in order to take RG myself? My instructor says I need to become mentally tougher, while my friends say I should just stop being ****ing terrible? What do you suggest? :)

    Did I predict that Djoker would only win 8 games, or am I missing the reference? :)
     
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  14. Carsomyr

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    The only legitimate match that Delpo lost out of the one's the poster listed due to stamina was the 2009 FO SF. JMDP outplayed Fed for the first three sets and tanked the fourth after going down an early break in order to stay competitive in the fifth. However, he was running on fumes at that point. In their 2012 FO rematch, he got injured. As for the 2011 matches, he was coming from an entire year of not playing any competitive tennis, so it's hard to blame him for fitness issues.

    After the first FO loss to Federer, he realized he needed better fitness to hang with the best players. He was down 2 sets to 1 in the US Open final against Fed and came back. Night match or not, it was still an impressive turnaround.
     
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  15. Start da Game

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    coming back from an injury is no excuse after 10 months from reentry.......even in 2012 there are some matches which he just threw away right from the beginning because he was not prepared for a 4 hour grind.......stamina is his major problem.......it's not that hard to see.......
     
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    del potro had a knee injury at rg in 2012..at rg 2009 federer played better (*delpotro was only 20 )

    why you are obsessed with stamina i dunno :confused: del potro only just lost to fed at olympics, then had enough to beat djokovic for bronze..

    and del potro had enough to come back from a set down to pull feds knickers down at basle his home tourney. fed got tired.

    and beat fed again at wtf..del potro was just too good for fed that time:)
     
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    I guess you missed Agassi's quote about how it takes double the amount of time back that you missed from injury to get your game and body back up to snuff. He was gone a whole year. No, I don't blame him for any losses due to poor stamina in 2011.

    As a big guy, yes - stamina is going to be the biggest question mark. But look at how he rebounded after the epic match with Fed at the Olympics last year.
     
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    your wish if you all want to believe he is mr. endurance, i will leave it at that.......i think his tennis skills are just fine, but his fitness NOT.......

    @goosehead

    thanks for reminding me of olympics 2012.......make that one more.......
     
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  19. Carsomyr

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    No one said he was. He has had stamina problems in the past and I had just posted that, as a big guy, stamina will always be a question mark.

    :lol: If you think his performance at the Olympics helps your case, more power to you.
     
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  20. mariecon

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    Del Potro definitely has a better chance than Murray At least he's won 4 clay tournies. I still think Federer has a better chance than Delpo, but it will depend a lot on the draw at his age. If he gets another draw like the AO then forget it. And clay is not exactly Tsonga's forte so I agree Delpo has a better chance than him. Almagro I won't even bother discussing.
     
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    I thought every match is won and lost with the coin toss... :confused:

    I think Delpo is the distant 3rd favourite unless we'll see a Murray on clay that we haven't seen before (unlikely). That said, the winner will most likely be Nadal or Djokovic. It depends on the seedings a bit as well. If Federer, Nadal and Djokovic all end up in the top half things could get really interesting, at least until the final.
     
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  22. Terenigma

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    If Nadal is back to 100% fitness - Nadal
    If Nadal is at anything but 100% fitness - Djokovic

    Outsiders - Federer, Ferrer, Murray (In that order)

    Luck of the draw chance takers - Almagro, Delpo.
     
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  23. NadalAgassi

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    Federer with as many votes as he has on this poll is pretty much evidence why no poll with Federer in it can be taken seriously on Planet **** Warehouse.
     
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    You don't think he's the 3rd favorite? Then you're deluded.
     
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  25. NadalAgassi

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    Very very very distant 3rd favorite probably, but close to Djokovic and Nadal in chances to win, LOL, a huge no. Probably no more than 3% chance the winner of this years French will be someone not named Djokovic or Nadal. You and other ****s who think otherwise are the deluded ones.
     
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  26. mariecon

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    well hmmm Djoker has never won RG. And if Nadal is in Djoker's half only one of them can make it to the final. The draw will have a lot to say about what goes on there.
     
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    Calling it now..... Stanislas Wawrinka will win this year's French. Actually, I also called him for this year's US Open too.
     
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    Juan Martin!!!
     
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    I agree, but I don't think Djokovic will do it.
     
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    Yes he will.
     
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  31. Gonzo_style

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    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=7165522&postcount=147

    Yes, actually, I was wrong, you said 9 games :)
     
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    I have a feeling it will be Federer. :twisted:
     
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    I agree 100%, I really hope he doesn't do it.

    Think of everyone we have seen since Laver in 1969, and none of them could win the CYGS. If the man to finally do it is Djokovic, well, it would be :cry:
     
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    Novak Djokovic.
     
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    Hahaha, you got me, but I always mess around with Djoker. :)

    I usually don't vote in polls, but I do think either Novak or Rafa will win. The only chance I see for Fed is to either not play them, or get to play Djokovic in the final and bring out some serious old magic.
     
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    Last year four different players won the four grand slams. I don't see why some people here think djoker is suddenly back in his 2011 form simply because he won the AO. He's not going to win the cygs. So many great players have been unable to do it. He won't either.
     
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    I dont know why. I have no evidence whatsoever to back this claim. Its probably preposterous but I have a really strong vibe Feds gonna win the FO this year.

    (PS- same kind of vibe i had back in 2009 right after Nadal beat him in the Aussie Final.)
     
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    Very true! it would be sad. But see Fed and Nadal had each other stopping them from doing it. But now since they both are out (if nadals injury continues) then djokovic has no one stopping him except wimby.
     
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  39. Gonzo_style

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    You look confused, Murray defeated Nadal in AO 2010!
     
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    If Nadal recovers well, it will be Nadal-Federer final.

    And Federer has greatest chance to beat Nadal at French since 2009, IMHO.
     
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    Federer's not out. He beat Djokovic at a slam in 2012 and in 2011, and I'm sure he'll do it again. Murray stopped Djokovic at the U.S. Open last year. Nadal will stop him at the French if he comes back at anything close to his previous form. It's far from guaranteed that Djokovic will win more than one slam this year, let alone the calendar slam.
     
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    nadal and novak are definitely the favorites.

    but also remember how close tsonga and seppi were last year at beating him....

    novak is no lock.

    nadal is compromised this year with his long layoff...
     
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    serena and nadal.
     
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