Most likely to happen in 2010:

Most likely to happen in 2010:


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T1000

Legend
Murray doesn't win a slam because he'll catch one guy who'll be on that day and exploit his passive game, happened at all for grand slams this year (Verdasco, Gonzalez, Roddick, Cilic)
 

OddJack

G.O.A.T.
okkkk...

Henin wins a slam

Djoker becomes number 2

Delpo takes over Murray

Nadal ends at number 5

Djoker wins USO
 

President

Legend
Definitely Murray to win a slam. I would say he is the 2nd favorite at the AO behind Federer, 4th Favorite at Wimbledon behind Roddick Federer and Nadal, and 3rd Favorite at the USO behind Federer and Del Potro. People shouldn't write him off so easily; it was clear he had some sort of injury at the USO and that's why he lost to Cilic. Verdasco was red hot in Australia, but that was really his only really bad loss where he shoudl have been expected to win all year at the slams. He clearly has the level to compete with anyone on tour right now, and it's rather amazing he hasn't done better actually. I hate the guy, but I can't deny his potential. He got to #2 very recently, but people are still writing him off!!
 

Feña14

Legend
At the moment i'd say Nadal dropping out of the top 5, based on the way he's been playing for the past 6 months it wouldn't be a huge shock. I expect him to sort things out but the personal issues, injuries, lack of form and the competition for places at the top will make it harder.
 

Justin Side

Hall of Fame
Definitely Murray to win a slam. I would say he is the 2nd favorite at the AO behind Federer, 4th Favorite at Wimbledon behind Roddick Federer and Nadal, and 3rd Favorite at the USO behind Federer and Del Potro. People shouldn't write him off so easily; it was clear he had some sort of injury at the USO and that's why he lost to Cilic. Verdasco was red hot in Australia, but that was really his only really bad loss where he shoudl have been expected to win all year at the slams. He clearly has the level to compete with anyone on tour right now, and it's rather amazing he hasn't done better actually. I hate the guy, but I can't deny his potential. He got to #2 very recently, but people are still writing him off!!
You basically said it all. Murray winning his first GS title is my choice also.
 

Dgpsx7

Professional
I think if Blake starts using that harvard brain of his a change his gameplan he will do much better than he did last year. Brains isn't everything of course but I think he is very talented. If he changes his gameplan and mixes it up a little he should do pretty well.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
I think if Blake starts using that harvard brain of his a change his gameplan he will do much better than he did last year. Brains isn't everything of course but I think he is very talented. If he changes his gameplan and mixes it up a little he should do pretty well.
How many yrs have we been waiting for that? This has to be the pick because he's almost there already. Fed has a lot of points to defend; Murray could still (as T1000 stated) get clipped at all 4 majors by hotter players; Nalbandian has a long way to go; Hewitt will struggle just to stay where he is; Roddick is in pretty good shape to continue what he did last yr (and could have more points given his shock loss to Isner at the USO and loss of points at the end of the yr due to the knee).
 

CanadianChic

Hall of Fame
I went with Murray winning a slam. I also think Ferrero will rise in the rankings and two Canadians will be sitting in the top 100 by the end of the year.
 

namelessone

Legend
Definitely Murray to win a slam. I would say he is the 2nd favorite at the AO behind Federer, 4th Favorite at Wimbledon behind Roddick Federer and Nadal, and 3rd Favorite at the USO behind Federer and Del Potro. People shouldn't write him off so easily; it was clear he had some sort of injury at the USO and that's why he lost to Cilic. Verdasco was red hot in Australia, but that was really his only really bad loss where he shoudl have been expected to win all year at the slams. He clearly has the level to compete with anyone on tour right now, and it's rather amazing he hasn't done better actually. I hate the guy, but I can't deny his potential. He got to #2 very recently, but people are still writing him off!!
I agree with the rest of the stuff but the bolded part isn't a valid argument for Murray winning a slam and such. Murray and Djoker had all the chances in the world to send Nadal to nr.4 this year but they showed that they are not ready yet.
I mean,look,for Murray to get the nr.2 spot(and he kept it,for what,2-3 weeks?),Nadal had to severely underperform due to injury in 2 slams(4th round,retirement) thus losing a bucketload of points(if he defended just one of the two slams he would have kept nr.3 and 4 at bay) and he didn't win a tournament since spring,getting beaten routinely on HC,yet still he finished the year as nr.2 in the world.
Right now,in this underperforming year(when compared to 2008 ),Nadal is still almost 900 points over Djoker and 2175 over Murray. Obviously he can lose a lot of points early in 2010 but he can win quite a lot more in the RG-WB stretch.
 
I agree with the rest of the stuff but the bolded part isn't a valid argument for Murray winning a slam and such. Murray and Djoker had all the chances in the world to send Nadal to nr.4 this year but they showed that they are not ready yet.
I mean,look,for Murray to get the nr.2 spot(and he kept it,for what,2-3 weeks?),Nadal had to severely underperform due to injury in 2 slams(4th round,retirement) thus losing a bucketload of points(if he defended just one of the two slams he would have kept nr.3 and 4 at bay) and he didn't win a tournament since spring,getting beaten routinely on HC,yet still he finished the year as nr.2 in the world.
Right now,in this underperforming year(when compared to 2008 ),Nadal is still almost 900 points over Djoker and 2175 over Murray. Obviously he can lose a lot of points early in 2010 but he can win quite a lot more in the RG-WB stretch.
Nadal loses #2 with almost any scenario at AO. I started an (unsuccesful) thread about this a while ago...
 
I agree with the rest of the stuff but the bolded part isn't a valid argument for Murray winning a slam and such. Murray and Djoker had all the chances in the world to send Nadal to nr.4 this year but they showed that they are not ready yet.
I mean,look,for Murray to get the nr.2 spot(and he kept it,for what,2-3 weeks?),Nadal had to severely underperform due to injury in 2 slams(4th round,retirement) thus losing a bucketload of points(if he defended just one of the two slams he would have kept nr.3 and 4 at bay) and he didn't win a tournament since spring,getting beaten routinely on HC,yet still he finished the year as nr.2 in the world.
Right now,in this underperforming year(when compared to 2008 ),Nadal is still almost 900 points over Djoker and 2175 over Murray. Obviously he can lose a lot of points early in 2010 but he can win quite a lot more in the RG-WB stretch.
Yeah but Murray was injured post USO and missed the 500 event in Beijing and MS event in Shanghai. If not for that he may have held onto the #2 rank, especially considering Rafa's YEC performance.
 

chanee

Banned
I guess Murray winning his first slam seems very possible. Got a feeling he will come out strong at the AO.
 

chanee

Banned
Yeah but Murray was injured post USO and missed the 500 event in Beijing and MS event in Shanghai. If not for that he may have held onto the #2 rank, especially considering Rafa's YEC performance.
Murray was (essentially) defending Champ in Shanghai because the Madrid MS points moved there and he won that last year. He lost a lot of points from not competing.
 

kishnabe

Talk Tennis Guru
Federer winning Rolland Garros( Nadal is not as great as before on Clay which is a lie but I'd want to believe it for now. So Federer has a chance which is a lie and again I want to believe that).

Roddick winning Wimbledon( Sentinmental Reasons and also so that after he wins he can retire peacefully. Plus after the feeling of saddness for all the failure he has gone through slams. When he wins, I can then forger about cheering for him just like I am for Roger. Roger winning a slam doen't matter at all know but winning the French since he only has one trophy.).

Murray is Slam-Less( Plain and Simple, I never did like the guy.).

Del Potro winning the US open again is not going to happen however he will reach a grand slam final. I see Djokovic winning the US open since he has allways did good at Cincinnatti and the US open. Maybe Nadal has a chance since he isn't great at the US open but maybe there will be a slight change in his game that might at least give him a better chance at the US open.

Soderling to win the Aussie open( Darkhorse in terms of the field of competition and also the fact he seems to be going on a fire the last year. I expect him to peak a bit).

Gasquet will come back in the top 30 but will be ano threat. Verdasco won't awnswer his previous results from last year but will still be a danger on the courts.
 

namelessone

Legend
Yeah but Murray was injured post USO and missed the 500 event in Beijing and MS event in Shanghai. If not for that he may have held onto the #2 rank, especially considering Rafa's YEC performance.
I agree,but if we look at the timeline,Murray's injuries came after Rafa's. If Nadal wouldn't have been injured murray would have had little chance to become nr.2 in the world. Murray crapped out on one MS(1000 points) and 500 event,Nadal basically lost a bucketload of points by failing to defend two slams(each 2000 points) and withdrew from bangkok if I remember correctly. Nadal was leading by about 4000 points at one point and most people though that he would defend at least one slam.

Nadal had knee problems,Murray wrist injury so I guess it evened out.
 

BlakeGOAT

Banned
Since he's ranked #44 and got some points to defend from a 4th round at the AO last year, Blake will probably drop out of top 50.
 

Blinkism

Legend
Some 2010 predictions from your truly:

  • Evgeny Korolev wins a title in the post-AO/pre-clay season stretch of tourneys on hardcourts and cracks the Top 40 which helps his rise to the year-end Top 20 (where he picks up steam in the fall).
  • Marin Cilic makes his first clay final.
  • Rafael Nadal wins the French Open for the 5th time.
  • Marsel Ilhan joins the Top 50 and becomes a regular in main draws in 250's and 500's
  • Andreas Beck wins a tour title
 

nextfederer

Rookie
murray will never win a slam...... he has no game. i also think soderling will end the year in the top 5 and del potro will lose his spot. Rafa will finish the year number one.
 

GPG

Semi-Pro
The only thing that I'm sure is that Blake will drop out of the top 50. He's not as consistent as his was back in '06
 
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