Worst Prediction You've Ever Made

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  1. TheTruth

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    I'm sitting here working on the computer and glance over at the Bryan Brothers double match, and I was reminded of this time years ago. My sister and I were going to a tournament and walking through the grounds we say the Bryan Brothers playing on a side court. They hadn't reached any type of fame at that point, and my sister leaned over and said, "nice idea, but they'll never amount to much."

    We all know what has happened since.

    Ever been this wrong?
     
  2. RyanRF

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    I thought Donald Young was gonna be an exciting new US contender. John McEnroe thought so too. Maybe this was just wishful thinking.
     
  3. OKUSA

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    predicted JMDP was going to be big in '10

    he was big alright, a big disappointment
     
  4. pheonix6579

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    Picked Maria Sharapova to make it to the semis in AO 2010...what a bracket killer that was.
     
  5. Big_Dangerous

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    Will be picking her to lose in the first or second round from here on out. That's for sure.

    She's massively disappointing.
     
  6. Kegzz

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    I thought that there was potential for Kirilenko to beat Sharapova at the AO. It was a gut feeling. It was a bad prediction because it came true.
     
  7. Ambivalent

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    Federer winning the 2008 FO.

    Ouch.
     
  8. Rhino

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    You really went out on a limb there didn't you? The '09 US Open champ, world #5, was gonna be big in '10?

    Last time I checked it was only April btw.
     
  9. Legend of Borg

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    My most recent one was Berdych straight setting Roddick in the Miami final. His performance against Soderling really mislead me to believe Roddick would suffer a similar fate. Oh well, just reverse the names and it's all good.
     
  10. T1000

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    My entire NCAA 2010 DI Mens Bracket. Absolute disaster. For tennis, I thought Ted Neilly was going to get inside the top 50, he had a huge serve and forehand.
     
  11. Mustard

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    Predicting that Roger Federer would never win a slam, on account of him being a bigger headcase than Marat Safin.

    I was convinced of this prediction until Federer won 2003 Wimbledon. And I didn't believe Federer could be dominant in tennis until he won the 2004 US Open. The way he demolished Hewitt in the final convinced me.
     
  12. Telepatic

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    Federer beating easly Berdych in 2 sets recently in Miami lol..
     
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    I picked Marquette to make the Final Four--my upset special; they lost in the first round. I did pick Northern Iowa to beat Kansas, though. In terms of tennis, I thought Tsonga, after his 08 AO Final, would come roaring and break the top three. I was wrong on that...
     
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    I guess about a year ago I said Roddick was just about washed up and doubted he'd ever reach the semis of a GS again.
     
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    I expected Clijsters to beat Petrova easily so I just went to bed. Yeah...
     
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    Nadal winning the french in 09 and not losing the 4th round to out of all people soderling.

    Double ouch
     
  17. tvp900

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    In 2003, I picked Roddick and Federer to be the next Agassi Sampras rivalry, with the two competing for slam titles and being pretty much on-par with each other for their entire careers. 19-2 isn't that far off. LOL
     
  18. Changmaster

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    Well, he DID reach the final yet again, so it's not like it was a terrible prediction, despite getting spanked in the final. Had he lost in an early round, THAT would have been an "ouch."
     
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    Federer stomping Nadal in 09 Aus Open final. Thought Roger would play the way he did at Shanghai against Nadal, but he blew the last set and played silly tennis during two halves in the 1st and 3rd set.
     
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    Stevie, no one will buy it if you call it "iPad"
     
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    My two worst are as follow

    Mid 1990s "Goran will win at least 3 Wimbledons before his career is up give him time"

    2001 not sure why Goran is even taking the wildcard it is not like he is ever going to win wimbledon now.

    Goran basically made me look like an ass twice..
     
  22. TheTruth

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    Don't feel bad, around 2002 I thought Federer would never win a major, lol!
     
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    Don't be ashamed everyone on the free world had that one.

    Me nothing too bad so far thought

    - Roddick will get spanked by Murray in Wimby Sf 09 was wrong.
    - And I had Tsonga making Wimby 09 Sf and possibly final.

    One that could look bad.

    - I still guarantee Murray to win a slam this year.
     
  24. Mortifier

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    I was on that bandwagon aswell. But before that, I was on "Soderling is going to win Miami", and even before that I was on the "Söderling basically got IW handed to him".

    So obviously I'm not good at this.
     
  25. Justin Side

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    I made the same prediction.
     
  26. Li Ching Yuen

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    Nah, those were reasonable predictions. Soderling just failed to deliver.
     
  27. piece

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    I picked Querrey to make the final of Miami. And nalbandian to beat nadal for that matter. The nalbandian part was more wishful thinking, but I was actually deadly serious about querrey:oops: haha
     
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    Nadal FO 2009 victory
     
  29. Anaconda

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    Safin to win Wimbledon 2008. I predicted him to beat Federer in the SF and Nadal in the finals.
     
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    Gulbis winning the 2009 French Open. :(
     
  31. rovex

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    Verdasco to win Australian Open 2009!? :shock:
     
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    Who in their right mind would back Tabasco to take a slam. He pisses away too many chances, double faults on huge points and finds a way to lose even if he's playing the best tennis of his life.
     
  33. TheTruth

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    I thought Safina and Jankovic would win one of the slams last year.
     
  34. Mortifier

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    I think you're right.

    How bout this one - I predicted Amer Delic getting to the top 50 with ease after seeing him against Djokovic at AO09. That one worked out well.
     
  35. rovex

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    Sounds a lot like your boy Roddick. :roll:
     
  36. Anaconda

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    Actually my favourite player, regardless whether he is inactive is Marat Safin. If you'd check my posts i am also a fan of guys like Ferrer and Hewitt as much as Roddick. Sounds like you are one ignorant poster :roll:

    And even if Roddick was my favourite player, losing to Federer playing your best tennis isn't ashameful. He doesn't go around handing opponents victories with double faults on match points like Tabasco does.

    And i admit, Verdasco is technically better than Roddick and has less flaws in his game and has a better skillset. Roddick should lose to guys like Nadal, Murray and Federer every time. Atleast Roddick makes it that far so those guys beat him. Unlike Tabasco who is too busy choking to journeymen half of the time.
     
  37. Gorecki

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    some 6 years ago i was looking at this match between a spanish upcomer and some other guy and saying: wow... there is a new Moya... if he keeps that humble and fast pace attitude i might even be your fan...

    boy was i wrong

    he achieved 10 times more but infortunately he revealed himself 100 times more dispicable as a tennis player and a sportsman
     
  38. rovex

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    I've read enough of your garbage posts to know that you are nothing but a Roddick fanboy. The truth hurts, hey?

    That explains why your boy Roddick got schooled in San Jose final a few weeks back. I get the whole story now, fanboy.

    Your boy gets cakewalk draws en route to finals. Yet he still can't convert 9 of 10 of those finals. God knows how that overrated guy got a slam! :roll:
     
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    i picked tipsarevic to break into the top 20, and i said that about 3 or 4 years ago. im still keeping some hope though! :p
     
  40. FELAND123

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    Söderling being knocked out in the first round of French Opoen 2009:)
     
  41. Anaconda

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    I like Roddick, he's not my favourite player. You can go ahead and say that i am a fanboy but i am actually a neutral fan of tennis. I've actually told you that verdasco is technically a better player than Roddick.

    Losing in 3 sets isn't schooling. Anyway Verdasco can have his 250 events. Roddick can keep his slam and his 5 MS titles :roll:

    Your final point is really disturbing. He's beaten guys like Soderling and Nadal this year and was favourite to go down in straights in both. Roddick had a tough Wimbledon 2009 draw - Berdych, Hewitt, Murray and Federer and still nearly came through.
     
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    He's fricking injured.
     
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    I thought after the end of 2002 that Safin would have a big year in 2003, and I still think he would've if he didn't get injured constantly, primarily with the wrist.

    And yes, I thought Soderlings "best days" had passed him after his awful start to 2009, Sunrise gave a bit of hope though but still didn't expect him to reach the final of RG.
     
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    My best prediction was Federer winning FO 2009 before it even started.

    My worst predictions was Gulbis winning US open 2008!
     
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    Who in their right mind would predict Safin of 2008 to win a slam?
     
  46. batz

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    I've still got faith in you big guy :) My sig stays.
     
  47. Anaconda

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    It was more heart that head. Once a slam champion you are always a contender. It was only when Hewitt and Roddick got knocked out he was my only hope of a favourite capturing the title.
     
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    I predicted Federer would beat Nadal in the 08 French Open final.
     
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    I was surprised by the number of people who predicted this at the time. I was thinking "Nadal can win a French Open final in straight sets here because he's in the best clay-court form of his life". I never expected a breadstick and bagel though.
     
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    Nadal beating Federer in the 09 FO final

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