I've been inspired to make this thread after seeing how many first time titlists we had last year and how this year we have 1 so far and 1 more guaranteed. So who else do you think will claim their first title in 2020?
Ok so I was right with Shapovalov, De Minaur, Fritz, Lajovic and Mannarino. But its insane how many others I just did not see coming, like Sonego or Garin. Does this year hold the record for most amount of first-title winners? Although I'm guessing next year there will be few first-timers.
I would honestly like to extend the draw to 10. Having that might solve some really sad finishes where one player just barely qualified over another just as good one (like Agut, Monfils, and Berrettini this year). Also, Best of 5 Final for sure.
Well we already have Sandgren and De Minaur winning their first titles. When Sandgren reached the QF's of the AO last year I figured he would win a title that year or the next year. For De Minaur since last year I knew he would get a title with all his good performances.
Here are some of my...
Im going to say when Federer beat Del Potro in the 2009 Quarterfinals. Del Potro was still young and all but he should not have lost in this manner. Also considering how he almost beat Federer in the French Open SF's that year and actually beat him in the US Open Finals that year and the WTF SF's.
Halep: 4 (I feel like she will get a AO and a USO and another RG)
Kerber: 7 (I think she gets another one at each slam she's already won but 2 more at the AO)
Serena: 24 (She gets one more USO and retires right then and there)