Who will be in top 10 in five years?

who will remain top 10 player in five years?
federer, nadal, nalbandian, ancic, baghdatis?
and will federer still be no. 1 in 2011.?
 

Watcher

Semi-Pro
Nalbandian won't be top five by any means, nor will Federer still be number one. That's ridiculous.
 
i was just wondering where will federer be in five years.. he would still be "young" and without injuries-he could still play great!
 

JohnS

Semi-Pro
federer, nadal, murray, monfils, ancic. (in no particular order).


For fun...
federer, nadal, safin, agassi (lol, i did say for fun), davydenko (will play every tournament known to man, even five years later ;) )
 

Surecatch

Semi-Pro
Ivanišević said:
i was just wondering where will federer be in five years.. he would still be "young" and without injuries-he could still play great!
He'll have about 16-17 slams by then.
 

juani

Rookie
IMO, in 5 years, Nadal isn't gonna be in top 5 cos injuries problems. He's punishing his body, taking it to the limit. With all this punishment his body is not gonna last long.
 

Viper

Professional
1. Some guy not under the radar
2. SGNUTR
3. SGNUTR
4. Nadal
5. SGNUTHR
6. Murray
7. Gasquet
8. Federer
9. SGNUTR
10. SGNUTR
 
juani said:
IMO, in 5 years, Nadal isn't gonna be in top 5 cos injuries problems. He's punishing his body, taking it to the limit. With all this punishment his body is not gonna last long.
but he'll be just 25 years old! almost like fed today.
 

Watcher

Semi-Pro
I should think that in a few years, Berdych will certainly be in the top ten if not five.

People are WAY overrating Murray.
 
Watcher said:
I should think that in a few years, Berdych will certainly be in the top ten if not five.

People are WAY overrating Murray.
british people tend to overrate him.
i would bet on berdych too,đoković maybe and baghdatis will have a few entries in top 10
 

SiccSense

New User
I dont know about overrating Murray, the kid has a complete game, once he improves his fitness and fills in, he'll be a contender for the top 5.
 

Watcher

Semi-Pro
Unfortunately for American tennis, we're going down the tubes. With Agassi's retirement, and Ginepri not playing his best, that leaves James Blake and an inconsistent Andy Roddick for us, with nothing that promising on the horizon.

Remember when we had Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, Jim Courier, Jimmy Connors, and John McEnroe all playing at once? That was a good time for America.
 

fastdunn

Legend
Federer strikes me as a "all or nothing" kinda guy.
I don't think he'll stick around much unless he is the king or has a chance to
be the king.

Anyway, here are the ranking 5 years ago. Check where they are now...
None of these guys are in top 10 right now. I don't think even Federer
would be in top 10 in 5 years.

ATP ranking as of Aug-06-2001

1 Kuerten, Gustavo (BRA)
2 Agassi, Andre (USA)
3 Safin, Marat (RUS)
4 Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP)
5 Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS)
6 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny (RUS)
7 Rafter, Patrick (AUS)
8 Henman, Tim (GBR)
9 Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA)
10 Corretja, Alex (ESP)
 

Viper

Professional
fastdunn said:
1 Kuerten, Gustavo (BRA)
2 Agassi, Andre (USA)
3 Safin, Marat (RUS)
4 Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP)
5 Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS)
6 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny (RUS)
7 Rafter, Patrick (AUS)
8 Henman, Tim (GBR)
9 Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA)
10 Corretja, Alex (ESP)

*jaw drop* Wow
 

Lleyton Hewitt

Professional
fastdunn said:
Federer strikes me as a "all or nothing" kinda guy.
I don't think he'll stick around much unless he is the king or has a chance to
be the king.

Anyway, here are the ranking 5 years ago. Check where they are now...
None of these guys are in top 10 right now. I don't think even Federer
would be in top 10 in 5 years.

ATP ranking as of Aug-06-2001

1 Kuerten, Gustavo (BRA)
2 Agassi, Andre (USA)
3 Safin, Marat (RUS)
4 Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP)
5 Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS)
6 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny (RUS)
7 Rafter, Patrick (AUS)
8 Henman, Tim (GBR)
9 Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA)
10 Corretja, Alex (ESP)
Hey Lleyton Hewitt is nearly in top 10....after this week he should be
 

fastdunn

Legend
I would say only younger guys (Nadal and Baghadatis) will remain
in top 10 after 5 years from now. And replace everyone else with
new young up and coming players. And then it will be the top 10
of 5 years later.

Maybe Federer can be an exception. If he stays within top 5, say,
5 years from now, I would say he would become truel G.O.A.T. by that
time already....
 

cuddles26

Banned
1. Federer
2. Djokovic
3. Berdych
4. Roddick
5. Player we dont know much of now
6. Bhagdatis
7. Nalbandian
8. Murray
9. Player we dont know much of now
10. Donald Young

Nadal will be retired with burnout or injury or be ranked in the 20s already burnt out to play at a high enough level anymore.
 

cuddles26

Banned
Ivanišević said:
but he'll be just 25 years old! almost like fed today.
Nadal at 25 wont be anywhere near as physicaly able as Fed was at 25. He will be lucky to be anywhere near the top 5 at 25 with his game style.
 

Kobble

Hall of Fame
Who knows. Federer and Nadal should be a lock. Nothing has really stabilized in the top 10 yet. Blake will have to settle in to stay in the top five. Plenty of guys have the game, it is just a matter of who matures, and how they do it.
 

helloworld

Hall of Fame
cuddles26 said:
Nadal at 25 wont be anywhere near as physicaly able as Fed was at 25. He will be lucky to be anywhere near the top 5 at 25 with his game style.
Chill down man. Only one of your post is more than enough to show us that you're a *******.
 

helloworld

Hall of Fame
Kobble said:
Who knows. Federer and Nadal should be a lock. Nothing has really stabilized in the top 10 yet. Blake will have to settle in to stay in the top five. Plenty of guys have the game, it is just a matter of who matures, and how they do it.
Fed has been No. 1 for about 3 years now. I don't think he'll keep it up for the next 5 years. Heck, I don't even think Nadal would be No. 1 in the next 5 years. He might be No. 1 soon, but probably not in the next 5 years.
 

cuddles26

Banned
helloworld said:
Chill down man. Only one of your post is more than enough to show us that you're a *******.
I am not a ******* moron. One does not have to be a ******* to look at the stress Nadal's game puts on his body and recognize he will be lucky to even be on the pro tour by his mid 20s let alone a serious contender. You must be a Nadalaniac.
 

helloworld

Hall of Fame
cuddles26 said:
1. Federer
2. Djokovic
3. Berdych
4. Roddick
5. Player we dont know much of now
6. Bhagdatis
7. Nalbandian
8. Murray
9. Player we dont know much of now
10. Donald Young

Nadal will be retired with burnout or injury or be ranked in the 20s already burnt out to play at a high enough level anymore.
lol !!!
 

cuddles26

Banned
He has a better chance to be #1 5 years from now then Nadal will have to be in the top 3, or maybe even the top 5, 5 years from now. People who play like Fed are typicaly close to their best, as long as they stay motivated, until 30-32. People with Nadal's are lucky to win their last slam title at 25, with his stressful and wearing game, Nadal #1 in the World in 5 years, ROTFL!! helloworld=nadalgirl26 probably.
 

fastdunn

Legend
I think some consdierable challenges are forming with players who are
19-21 year old. The thing is that when they see thier fellow teenager
Nadal wins slams and reach finals, they feel like they should be able to
do the same. I see very young slam champions next 2-3 years.
Kinda like when Courier,Chang,Agassi, Sampras brokes the scene
together within 2-3 year of time frame. But the thing is Federer
is still pretty young at barely 25. The force might be still too strong for these
young guns to sprout, if you know what I mean....
Let's see what happens in next 2-3 years...
 

Thunderbrat

New User
1. Nadal
2. Federer
3. Gasquet
4. Murray
5. Monfils
6. Young (Donald)
7. Berdych
8. de Bakker (Thiemo)
9. Baghdatis
10. alexusjones.com (She'll be pulling a Michelle Wie and playing on the men's tour by then)
 
He has a better chance to be #1 5 years from now then Nadal will have to be in the top 3, or maybe even the top 5, 5 years from now. People who play like Fed are typicaly close to their best, as long as they stay motivated, until 30-32. People with Nadal's are lucky to win their last slam title at 25, with his stressful and wearing game, Nadal #1 in the World in 5 years, ROTFL!! helloworld=nadalgirl26 probably.
I have no problem with you putting Fed at #1 in 5 years. But Roddick, Nalbandian, Young in the top 10? That's a joke, right?
 
Can't name the top 10 for ya (can't predict like that ;) )

1. Federer

2. Nadal

3.Monfils

top three.

Between Nadal and Federer the position of number one will change alot!
 
I see very young slam champions next 2-3 years.
Kinda like when Courier,Chang,Agassi, Sampras brokes the scene
together within 2-3 year of time frame.
I hope you are right. 1989-1992 were some of my favorite years, because of the new faces emerging as champions. I hope Djokovic, Gasquet can do the same in next 2 years.
 
Anyway, here are the ranking 5 years ago. Check where they are now...
None of these guys are in top 10 right now. I don't think even Federer
would be in top 10 in 5 years.

ATP ranking as of Aug-06-2001

1 Kuerten, Gustavo (BRA)
2 Agassi, Andre (USA)
3 Safin, Marat (RUS)
4 Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP)
5 Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS)
6 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny (RUS)
7 Rafter, Patrick (AUS)
8 Henman, Tim (GBR)
9 Grosjean, Sebastien (FRA)
10 Corretja, Alex (ESP)
Pro tennis is tough, check out the top 10 from 4 years ago(8/5/2002), none are in top 10 today.

1 Hewitt, Lleyton
2 Safin, Marat
3 Haas, Tommy
4 Kafelnikov, Yevgeny
5 Henman, Tim
6 Agassi, Andre
7 Costa, Albert
8 Ferrero, Juan Carlos
9 Roddick, Andy
10 Grosjean, Sebastien

This shows how amazing Connors, Lendl, Sampras, Agassi like consistency really is.
 

cuddles26

Banned
Moose Malloy said:
I have no problem with you putting Fed at #1 in 5 years. But Roddick, Nalbandian, Young in the top 10? That's a joke, right?
Roddick is a mess right now largely due to poor coaching choices. Eventually he will find a suitable coach to work with, one that knows how to best exploit his strengths and give him a game plan, and if he does wouldnt he at the very least have a chance to remain a top 10 player?
There is no doubt he still has massive weapons within him-serve, forehand, he just has to find a way to bring them out in a more effective manner, use them more efficiently, and play smarter tennis then he is currently doing.

Nalbandian is an extremely consistent player, rock solid, he is not spectacular but he is extremely solid and reliable. I dont see how him staying in the top 10 is crazy. He wont stay in the top 3, I would agree with that, but could stay in the top 10.

As for Donald Young he is a kid in over his head right now, but how would it be that surprising that as a 22/23 year old he could be a potentil bottom end top 10 player. Do you really think just because he is embarassing himself now vs older bigger men that he will never be a successful pro?

It is not like todays mens field is stunningly great in quality, you would know that probably as well. You dont have to be superman to be a top 10 player.
 

shawn1122

Professional
Lleyton Hewitt said:
no order
Nadal Gasquet Ancic Baghdatis Hewitt Federer Djokovic Monfils Murray Blake

I think Nadal will be number 1
So Blake will still be playing his power game at 36 years of age?
 

quest01

Hall of Fame
helloworld said:
Anyone who thinks a 30-year-old Federer will still be No.1 is a complete *******.
I absolutely think when Federer is 30 he will be the #1 player in the world. I don’t think it’s that farfetched just because when he's in his 30s his game will drop drastically. Maybe when he reaches 35 then I may think otherwise.
 

Chang

Rookie
I doubt Fed would still be no.1 at 30. At the pace it is played today, you really have to remain in top shape all the time. However, I think he'll still be one of the best players because he doesn't stress his body as much as some of the other players do.
 

TennisBatman

Semi-Pro
Djokovic is looking like the rising star. Federer will lose some of his power and speed. Nadal might be worn out from injuries, but then again maybe not. He could get a lot better by improving his serve. He's definitely the player to watch these 2 years.

Some of the young guys will also step up to fill the shoes of those who are aging now.

1 Nadal
2 Djokovic
3 Federer
4 Gasquet
5 Murray
 
i can't see murray in top 5 in five years!

look at top 10 now..and where have those guys been in 2001?
let's see their rankings..
1.federer 13
2.nadal 811
3.nalbandian 47
4.ljubicic 37
5.davydenko 79
6.blake 73
7.robredo 30
8.ancic 294
9.stepanek 542
10.baghdatis 1383T
 

helloworld

Hall of Fame
cuddles26 said:
1. Federer
2. Djokovic
3. Berdych
4. Roddick
5. Player we dont know much of now
6. Bhagdatis
7. Nalbandian
8. Murray
9. Player we dont know much of now
10. Donald Young

Nadal will be retired with burnout or injury or be ranked in the 20s already burnt out to play at a high enough level anymore.
This is by far the most idiotic prediction on this thread. :)
 
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