Media Picks for Roland Garros

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Chanchai, May 24, 2004.

  1. Chanchai

    Chanchai Semi-Pro

    Apr 28, 2004
    Just an idea here... sort of a look at the various media's ideas of Roland Garros favorites, especially ultimate favorites. See how they're promoting players, decisions, etc... So I'd also like to hear from others here what their local, international, and online media suggest as the favorite to win.


    ESPN (US) -- ROGER FEDERER. They're pretty much promoting Federer as the clear favorite. Their "list of stories to tell via TV" seems to be exclusive only to previous Grand Slam winners. It feels so narrow-minded to me that aside from a few mentions from Patrick McEnroe and Mal Washington (via website where he at least declares my three picks as favorites: FEDERER, Coria, Moya). The coverage HARDLY TALKS ABOUT CORIA, how can you really ignore him?! It's ESPN USA...

    SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (aka Jon Wetheim) -- GUILLERMO CORIA. He declared it, Coria's the winner of 2004.

    NBC (Bud Collins) -- CARLOS MOYA.


    Anybody care to add to the list? Include WTA picks if you want as well. (BTW, my picks in order are CORIA, Federer, Moya. My darkhorse is David Nalbandian. I want to pick Ferrero, but I obviously have reasons for huge doubts this year.)


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