Grass Season Predictions

LetWinner

Rookie
As we put behind the clay season, we now look forward to grass, or as it is sometimes* called, Petros’ Playground.

Last grass season brought us some interesting moments, but a fairly predictable conclusion. The rise of Van GOAThoven, the 2nd thoughtest draw of all time, Berretini getting ejected due to COVID, Alcaraz going 5 in the first round, Sinner suffering the most disappointing loss of his young career (until the next slam), Fritz completing 2/3 of the Big 3 muscle tear trilogy, Garin making a grass slam SF (?), and Kyrgios finally somewhat living up to his potential all culminated in Djokovic winning his 7th Wimbledon title.

What do you guys think will happen this year? It seems pretty obvious Djokovic will win again, but what narratives on the periphary are you excited for?






*only I call it that
 

Hood_Man

G.O.A.T.
For the first time ever I can't think of multiple favourites.

In the 90's it was Sampras as #1 with Goran, Agassi, Rafter, and even Henman as possible alternatives.

In the 2000's you had Federer as #1 with Nadal, Roddick, or Hewitt as possible alternatives.

In the 2010's you had Novak as #1 with Federer, Nadal, or Murray as possible alternatives.

This year I really can't think of anyone that I would clearly place as an alternative favourite to Novak, it could literally be any of the other 127 players who could win it.
 

DSH

Talk Tennis Guru
As we put behind the clay season, we now look forward to grass, or as it is sometimes* called, Petros’ Playground.

Last grass season brought us some interesting moments, but a fairly predictable conclusion. The rise of Van GOAThoven, the 2nd thoughtest draw of all time, Berretini getting ejected due to COVID, Alcaraz going 5 in the first round, Sinner suffering the most disappointing loss of his young career (until the next slam), Fritz completing 2/3 of the Big 3 muscle tear trilogy, Garin making a grass slam SF (?), and Kyrgios finally somewhat living up to his potential all culminated in Djokovic winning his 7th Wimbledon title.

What do you guys think will happen this year? It seems pretty obvious Djokovic will win again, but what narratives on the periphary are you excited for?
I want to see 'HipRay' destroy the new new Gen in the first week of Wimbledon with his slice, his volleys, 'his cat and mouse' game on that surface.
It will be a lot of fun to watch.
:)
 

xFedal

Legend
For the first time ever I can't think of multiple favourites.

In the 90's it was Sampras as #1 with Goran, Agassi, Rafter, and even Henman as possible alternatives.

In the 2000's you had Federer as #1 with Nadal, Roddick, or Hewitt as possible alternatives.

In the 2010's you had Novak as #1 with Federer, Nadal, or Murray as possible alternatives.

This year I really can't think of anyone that I would clearly place as an alternative favourite to Novak, it could literally be any of the other 127 players who could win it.
Novak, Krygios, Sinner, Medvedev something like that .
 

JasonZ

Hall of Fame
i think this is not like 2016 where djokovic lost motivation after french open win 2016. i think he wants to get a 2 slam lead on nadal, to make sure it is really over.

he is the clear favourite to win the title, but this is still grass, any big server or just big hitter can cause an upset.
 

Lleytonstation

Talk Tennis Guru
i think this is not like 2016 where djokovic lost motivation after french open win 2016. i think he wants to get a 2 slam lead on nadal, to make sure it is really over.

he is the clear favourite to win the title, but this is still grass, any big server or just big hitter can cause an upset.
That is the one piece of grass season that can give us excitement. The possibilities of upsets.
 

The Blond Blur

G.O.A.T.
The grass season is about to be like:
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Goof

Professional
The only thing that can stop Djoker at Wimbledon is an injury, and he could still probably win this thing playing on one leg or left handed (or both).
 

daggerman

Hall of Fame
For the first time ever I can't think of multiple favourites.

In the 90's it was Sampras as #1 with Goran, Agassi, Rafter, and even Henman as possible alternatives.

In the 2000's you had Federer as #1 with Nadal, Roddick, or Hewitt as possible alternatives.

In the 2010's you had Novak as #1 with Federer, Nadal, or Murray as possible alternatives.

This year I really can't think of anyone that I would clearly place as an alternative favourite to Novak, it could literally be any of the other 127 players who could win it.

One critical difference is you have the benefit of hindsight for all previous decades.

What kind of "favorite + possible alternatives" narrative could you have formulated in 2003? Certainly not "Fed + Nadal/Roddick/Hewitt." It would've been something different, but nothing definitive or satisfying. But by 2010 we can say clearer things about the 2000s.
 

T007

Hall of Fame
The only thing that can stop Djoker at Wimbledon is an injury, and he could still probably win this thing playing on one leg or left handed (or both).
Sinner gasping for breath and saying "until I didn't choke
 
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