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tennis_pro 02-21-2013 10:25 AM

2013 Dubai general discussion - ATP
 
It's a pretty strong field out there, Fed, Djoko, Berdych, Juan Martin, Jo - 6 of the top 10 players if I'm not mistaken. Who takes the title?

veroniquem 02-21-2013 10:28 AM

Wow impressive field for a 500. How come Murray is not playing??

underground 02-21-2013 11:21 AM

Strange to see Murray not defending his points. Federer should be glad he has a tiny breathing space as he only needs to make the final now to increase the gap between points.

If all things go to planned it should be Djokovic V Federer. Hopefully with the fast courts in Dubai Roger wouldn't go out early like in Rotterdam, but he's been in South Africa this week so you never know travelling may be tiresome for him.

As for the others I expect Berdych to make the semi, and Delpo as well but it's possible he may run out of gas (he didn't last year).

If you put Djoker and Fed in this court I will definitely go for Fed anyday (bar 2011 Djoker), but due to the current circumstances I would say Djokovic is the favourite.

Beryl 02-21-2013 11:28 AM

Djokovic and Federer should be the favourites, but the rest depends on what happens in Marseille. Delpo will be playing his third tournament in a row (winning Rotterdam, still in Marseille), and Berdych and Tsonga are also still going strong in Marseille. I imagine there could be a few strategic tanks with an eye on Indian Wells.

spinovic 02-21-2013 11:33 AM

I'll take Djokovic over Delpo in the final, if they're on opposite sides of the draw.

Relinquis 02-21-2013 11:50 AM

Federer to win.. He will really want to get this one after Rotterdam.

is the draw out?

Great line-up. Should be a lot of fabulous tennis. Llodra and Davydenko will go far. Both 'in-form'.

ultradr 02-21-2013 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Beryl (Post 7228649)
Djokovic and Federer should be the favourites, but the rest depends on what happens in Marseille. Delpo will be playing his third tournament in a row (winning Rotterdam, still in Marseille), and Berdych and Tsonga are also still going strong in Marseille. I imagine there could be a few strategic tanks with an eye on Indian Wells.

+1,

But very interested in crashes between Djokovic, Federer, Del Potro and Tsonga.

Warmaster 02-21-2013 12:54 PM

I think Djokovic will win it. Federer hasn't convinced me yet in 2013 and he doesn't have last year's motivation (to get back to #1) either.

Mainad 02-21-2013 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by veroniquem (Post 7228552)
Wow impressive field for a 500. How come Murray is not playing??

He decided to take February off to concentrate on getting as fit as possible for IW and Miami (given he's had disappointing results at both in the last 3 years, especially at IW).

Gonzo_style 02-21-2013 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by underground (Post 7228643)
but he's been in South Africa this week so you never know travelling may be tiresome for him.

He will travel with canoe?

Clarky21 02-21-2013 03:17 PM

Djesus will win the title without dropping a set.

cc0509 02-21-2013 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by tennis_pro (Post 7228548)
It's a pretty strong field out there, Fed, Djoko, Berdych, Juan Martin, Jo - 6 of the top 10 players if I'm not mistaken. Who takes the title?

Djokovic will likely win the title. Federer has looked awful so far this year.

Relinquis 02-21-2013 03:44 PM

i'm starting to question if Tipsarevic should be in these polls anymore...

librarysteg 02-21-2013 03:45 PM

I always vote for Novak, and I'm always afraid he'll lose. Just excited to see him back on the courts after what feels like a long break. I do think the guys who have been playing in tournaments the last two weeks are bound to be getting a little tired so hopefully the long break works in his favor.

marc45 02-21-2013 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Clarky21 (Post 7229088)
Djesus will win the title without dropping a set.

you really need to stop using the word Will..you're single-handedly killing it, and others may need it someday

veroniquem 02-21-2013 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Mainad (Post 7228854)
He decided to take February off to concentrate on getting as fit as possible for IW and Miami (given he's had disappointing results at both in the last 3 years, especially at IW).



Thanks! Interesting gamble. If he wins both masters, he'll be #1 in the race ranking :) Worth a shot, I suppose.

Duncan Bell 02-22-2013 02:12 AM

Great field for a 500, and it's all live on UK tv, which is great news for me. Looking forward to this, and almost disappointed Novak is playing (actually more disappointed Murray isn't), as otherwise I think it'd be much more of a close tournament. Fully expect Nole to win, but hoping a Tsonga/del P can spring an upset.

rainingaces 02-22-2013 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Mainad (Post 7228854)
He decided to take February off to concentrate on getting as fit as possible for IW and Miami (given he's had disappointing results at both in the last 3 years, especially at IW).

Lets not be naive about this he obviously was not paid enough. He has points to defend.

Rhino 02-23-2013 12:29 AM

Djokovic has Delpo in his half but Federer will probably have to get through either Berdych or Tsonga. Far from a lock for the final, Roger will be tested.
Meanwhile Marco Djokovic is playing live right now against Matteo Viola (ITA) in the qualifying.

Hawkeye7 02-23-2013 12:43 AM

I hope Fed loses early. Don't really care who takes it.


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