TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
Hey, everyone. I love hearing what everyone generally thinks the season will shape up to be like. And please, no GOAT debates- just Slam discussion.

My list:
AO: Murray
FO: Djokovic
W: Raonic
US: Djokovic (Zverev/Kygrios hopefully)
 
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Tiki-Taka

Guest
Seems like the most realistic outcome, 3 Slams for Murrovic with Raonic taking the remaining one.
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
Seems like the most realistic outcome, 3 Slams for Murrovic with Raonic taking the remaining one.
Still, a lot of people expect this year to be the breakthrough for the young gen, namely Kygrios, Zverev, Raonic, and Nishikori.

Also, I've heard talk of Federer's 18th slam in 2017...
 
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Tiki-Taka

Guest
Still, a lot of people expect this year to be the breakthrough for the young gen, namely Kygrios, Zverev, Raonic, and Nishikori.

Also, I've heard talk of Federer's 18th slam in 2017...
I think the breakthrough for most of those guys will happen at the Masters. They didn't convince me enough in 2016 to give them a shot at Slams.

It's pretty much the same talk every year for the last 4 years.
 

SinjinCooper

Hall of Fame
I think the breakthrough for most of those guys will happen at the Masters. They didn't convince me enough in 2016 to give them a shot at Slams.

It's pretty much the same talk every year for the last 4 years.

The big difference between this year and previous ones isn't that those guys are any better. It's that established guys are becoming less likely threats to win. Same as happened first to Djokovic, then to Murray -- had to wait for the big dogs to eat, then moved in for scraps.

Now, with those guys aging too, and their performances likely to continue to drop, nexgen guys have their best chances to date. However, along with that, so too does Fed see his chances resurgent, since his game has aged the best of all the greats.
 

tennisaddict

Bionic Poster
The new crop still is full of MUG's with their leader being the fleet footed RaoMUG

The slams in the new year just dont have the same value and looks like leftover of Fedal that Murray and Djokovic are lapping

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Tiki-Taka

Guest
The big difference between this year and previous ones isn't that those guys are any better. It's that established guys are becoming less likely threats to win. Same as happened first to Djokovic, then to Murray -- had to wait for the big dogs to eat, then moved in for scraps.

Now, with those guys aging too, and their performances likely to continue to drop, nexgen guys have their best chances to date. However, along with that, so too does Fed see his chances resurgent, since his game has aged the best of all the greats.
Don't pretend like they haven't progressed themselves. Djokovic improved several years ago and started winning more. Murray recently also improved and started winning more. They will drop eventually but they are still the main two candidates for the Majors. Fed's good aging doesn't change that.
 

BlackLendl

New User
Don't know bout the other three but I think Wawrinka is gonna complete the career slam in 2017 by winning Wimbledon. He's "trending" To do so.
 
I could definitely see Fed taking one more major this year, not both, I guess I would favor him for UO considering how well he played on hard courts earlier this year. But if he wins Halle I would also possibly favor him for W. Stan could also make a very good run at the UO and Nadal at W
 

cc0509

Talk Tennis Guru
You predicted Federer never winning a slam again.

You are always so afterwise. You think you know everything?

Did I say I know everything? But check some other threads from late in 2016 or early 2017 and you will see that I predicted that Djokovic would NOT win multiple slams in 2017 and nor would Murray and that there would be some surprises in store. My predictions for the year have been better than most in this thread.

Plus, no I wasn't sure that Federer would win another slam six months ago. I don't think anybody predicted what transpired with Federer in 2017 but what a beautiful thing it has been for Federer fans. I hope he can get that 8th Wimbledon! Do you think Djokovic in the form he has shown for the past year will be able to stop him if they meet or will Kyrgios keep his winning streak alive against Djokovic and do the deed and stop Djokovic? :p
 

Noleberic123

G.O.A.T.
Did I say I know everything? But check some other threads from late in 2016 or early 2017 and you will see that I predicted that Djokovic would NOT win multiple slams in 2017 and nor would Murray and that there would be some surprises in store. My predictions for the year have been better than most in this thread.

Plus, no I wasn't sure that Federer would win another slam six months ago. I don't think anybody predicted what transpired with Federer in 2017 but what a beautiful thing it has been for Federer fans. I hope he can get that 8th Wimbledon! Do you think Djokovic in the form he has shown for the past year will be able to stop him if they meet or will Kyrgios keep his winning streak alive against Djokovic and do the deed? :p
It's still mathematically possible for Djokovic to have a multi slam season this year :D
 

KINGROGER

G.O.A.T.
So far:

Federer won AO - correct
Murray lost at SF at RG - wrong
Federer to win Wimbledon - possible
Del Potro to win USO - not likely (think this was based on his Olympics run)

I'll take 2/4 with an 8th Wimbledon come July :)
 
I thought at end of last year as follows:

AO wawrinka
FO Nadal
W Murray
USO Nadal

I got the wrong Swiss at Ao but got Nadal right at FO and think he is favourite for USO if he keeps current form up.

Wimbledon is where I think it's most open. Murray won't win in my view. Zverev or cilic I think might cause a big surprise.
 

TripleATeam

G.O.A.T.
4/4... oh, wait :)

Unbelievable year!
I can admit my wrongdoings, but this isn't one. I stand by my prediction. No one predicted that Federer and Nadal would split the slams. Next to no one even expected Federer to win the Australian Open, let alone Nadal to win the US Open.

However, I did spell out their dooms prematurely. Let's see what they do. Despite their great year, I don't see Federer winning any slam outside another Wimbledon and Nadal winning RG a few times.
 
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