I just want Nadal and Thiem to win slam(s), don't care which or which order. What do I think will happen? I dunno yet tbh but prolly something like:
Djokovic/Med/Thiem/Nadal/Zed @ AO
Nadal/Tsits/Thiem/Djokovic/Zed @ RG
Djokovic/al.* @ W
Med/Thiem/Zed/Djokovic/Nadal @ USO
The above are ordered by likelihood, with most likely first
*There are a multitude of players who could challenge for the Wimbledon title, but ordering them seems too difficult and there are too many to fit on a single line. Plus, they're all faraway 2nd favorites anyway
Maybe Medvedev doesn't win another grand slam in 2022. Look at his weak draw. There was no challenger until final and then he went 5+ hrs advantage on time spent on court. Some big hitter might take this guy out like Shapovalov or Sinner in next year. Let's see.
AO is his best chance. I have seen how Stan bulldozed him there though. Even Thiem straight setted him in USO. Let's see.If he can't steal the AO, I dont think he wins a slam. He can't win Wimbledon/RG. So that leaves the US Open which I think Zverev wins
If wishes were horses.....AO - Sir Andy Murray will triple bagel Djokovic in the final 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
FO - Sir Andy Murray will triple bagel Nadal in the final 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
W - Sir Andy Murray will triple bagel Federer in the final 6-0, 6-0, 6-0
US - Sir Andy Murray will beat Federer, Nadal and Djokovic in Qf, Semi and Final respectively by triple bageling them again.
Murray's serves would be 220MPH+ range, forehand winners at 160MPH+, topspin above 10,000 Revolutions, he would be running faster than peak Nadal on court, maybe like Bolt......
At the end of the season he will be ranked 1 with 20,000 points in the calender year and Rod Laver, Pete Sampras, Mcenroe, Lendl and Borg will make a joint statement on TV that they are declaring Sir Andy Moorey as the Unanimous GOAT across eras playing at a level nobody has ever played.
When did Nole become the Grass King; just by defeating Federer in 3 finals now? It seemed like he wasn't challenged in W'21; esp. after Fed went down early and hard!Djokovic will be favourite just ahead of Med at AO would love to see that final there.
Also who else wins Wimbledon bar him ?
My point also on other thread, right now hc is tough because of draw for both Rafa and Novak.An update to this:
AO: (Zverev on Djokovic’s side)- Medvedev
(Zverev on Med’s side) - Djokovic
I think Zed/healthy Thiem are going to play spoiler this year and upset top seeds before the finals.
draws are key from here on out. Too much parity. At the FO, Nadal could also have something like Thiem-Zverev-Tsitsipas or Thiem-Tsitsipas-Djokovic and I would then pick him to lose.
Wimby is the one that I think Djokovic should have but who knows, perhaps a confident Medvedev, Shapovalov or even Zverev gets him on a bad day.
Draws are so key for Djokovic and Nadal at this stage in their career. They must minimize time on court and expend minimal energy.