Wimbledon Poll (no Federer)

Wimbledon Winner (no Federer)

  • Andy Roddick

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Lleyton Hewitt

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Andre Agassi

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • David Nalbandian

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fernando Gonzalez

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Tim Henman

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Andy Murray

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Marcos Bagdahtis

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rafael Nadal

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other (state below)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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J-man

Hall of Fame
I'd say Roddick but I have a feeling he wouldn't win. But no one else on there is as consistant as Roddick at Wimbledon (3 finals)
 
That list is sad. This has to be the weakest era of grasscourt players ever.
Fernando Gonzalez would have skipped Wimbledon had he played ten years ago because he wouldn't be able to win more than 1 or 2 matches.
You forgot to put Grosjean on that list. Apparently he's one of the 5 best grasscourt players today(sigh)
 

hoosierbr

Hall of Fame
Tim Henman is always a contender but given how far he's dropped in the rankings I doubt Wimby can get away with seeding him which means his draw will be very tough. But hey, Goran came back from the dead and won as a wildcard, beating Tim in that epic semifinal. Maybe it's finally Tim's turn!

Didn't see Thomas Johansson on that list. SF last year. If his serve is firing he's going to be a threat too.

Agassi is always a contender in any tournament. If he's healthy and on the other side of the draw from Federer wouldn't be shocked to see him in the last four.
 
Z

Ztalin

Guest
Lleyton Hewitt said:
any1 hoping for Tim henman or murray win?
Obviously most people in the UK, like yourself.

If Roger doesn't win it, I'm hoping for either Hewitt or Roddick.
 

Zeph

Rookie
Ljubicic. He belongs on that list.
I definately agree.

Blake will be a deadly force at wimbledon. If he can maintain a good mental state, he'll make it to the semi's in my opinion. His fast pace game and power will suit the grass courts really well.
 

TokyopunK

Professional
Dude man you forget about the D for Destroyer Young,
My homeboy from Chi-Town gonna take it to the house.

But I bet he doesnt even try to enter.
 

Dan007

Hall of Fame
Andy Roddick. I really want him to win Wimbledon this year, If he does it will get his confidence back and might put him back on the right track.
 
Moose Malloy said:
That list is sad. This has to be the weakest era of grasscourt players ever.
Fernando Gonzalez would have skipped Wimbledon had he played ten years ago because he wouldn't be able to win more than 1 or 2 matches.
You forgot to put Grosjean on that list. Apparently he's one of the 5 best grasscourt players today(sigh)
Yes I miss the great grass court days when you had Malivia Washington in the finals and Jason Stoltenberg in the semis in the same year, followed by Cedric Pioline in the finals and Todd Woodbridge in the semis the following year. :p
 
Yes I miss the great grass court days when you had Malivia Washington in the finals and Jason Stoltenberg in the semis in the same year, followed by Cedric Pioline in the finals and Todd Woodbridge in
At least they could volley. Coria, Ferrero, Gonzalez all made the 2nd week last year without S&Ving once(or volleying much period) They should just officially call W a green hardcourt, it certainly doesn't resemble grass anymore.
 

The tennis guy

Hall of Fame
We have to just admit grass court tennis has changed dramatically since 2002. The good part is regardless how they change, more often than not, the best player still wins. Wimbledon simply gets in line with most other tournaments. I can see why W wants to change, I just don't understand why Australia Open wants to change from medium to slow.
 
Moose Malloy said:
At least they could volley. Coria, Ferrero, Gonzalez all made the 2nd week last year without S&Ving once(or volleying much period) They should just officially call W a green hardcourt, it certainly doesn't resemble grass anymore.
True. I think the slower surface has alot to do with the players not volleying as much though.
 

The tennis guy

Hall of Fame
Moose Malloy said:
Its bizarre though. Players are coming to net more on clay than grass. What the hell is going on?
There are a lot more longer points on clay, eventually more short balls force players to come in because it is not as easy to hit winners. On grass, the points are not as long even though it is much longer than used to, when a short ball occurs, players are going for out right winner rather than as approach shot.
 
There are a lot more longer points on clay, eventually more short balls force players to come in because it is not as easy to hit winners. On grass, the points are not as long even though it is much longer than used to, when a short ball occurs, players are going for out right winner rather than as approach shot.
So how come claycourt play of just a few years ago contained almost no volleying?(& guys going for outright winners on approach like Ferrero, Kuerten, Moya)
Tennis today is very strange.
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
hoosierbr said:
Tim Henman is always a contender but given how far he's dropped in the rankings I doubt Wimby can get away with seeding him which means his draw will be very tough. But hey, Goran came back from the and won as a wildcard, beating Tim in that epic semifinal. Maybe it's finally Tim's turn!

Didn't see Thomas Johansson on that list. SF last year. If his serve is firing he's going to be a threat too.

Agassi is always a contender in any tournament. If he's healthy and on the other side of the draw from Federer wouldn't be shocked to see him in the last four.
Yes but he has come off the injury. So he is a question. I don't think he will be able to make the semi's again this year
 

mislav

Semi-Pro
I don't think either Ljubo or Ancic will win Wimby this year, but I hope they go far, and then, next year - it's going to be a competition between the two of them. ;)
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
I don't think Lujbcic will go far. His results at wimbledon aren't great. Anicic I think if the draw is nice could go quarters
 
Why on earth are Murray, Bhagdatis, and Nadal on the poll instead of Ljubicic, Grosjean, Ancic, or even Berdych or Gasquet who have better games for grass then any of those three. It is no surprise those three have no votes so far.
 

Shabazza

Legend
J-man said:
I don't think Lujbcic will go far. His results at wimbledon aren't great. Anicic I think if the draw is nice could go quarters
Doesn't count, his results at any Slam where bad till this year and now a quarter and SF - he should be a lock for the 2nd week given he's seeded pretty high!
 

Shabazza

Legend
federerhoogenbandfan said:
Why on earth are Murray, Bhagdatis, and Nadal on the poll instead of Ljubicic, Grosjean, Ancic, or even Berdych or Gasquet who have better games for grass then any of those three. It is no surprise those three have no votes so far.
Ditto!
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
federerhoogenbandfan said:
Why on earth are Murray, Bhagdatis, and Nadal on the poll instead of Ljubicic, Grosjean, Ancic, or even Berdych or Gasquet who have better games for grass then any of those three. It is no surprise those three have no votes so far.
Though I agree. Part of the reason Ljubicic isn't on there is because he hasn't had the best Wimbledon reocrd as I stated in my last post
 

hoosierbr

Hall of Fame
J-man said:
Yes but he has come off the injury. So he is a question. I don't think he will be able to make the semi's again this year
True but he's coming off an eye injury, not shoulder or knee problems which have affected him in the past. His only problem is distance-judging but he's been trying out contacts to remedy that. Plus, his eyesight is slowly coming back so as long as he sees the ball good enough I think he'll do well. Again, like anyone, depends on his draw. ToJo had a pretty easy draw last year. The only dangerous player he faced was Nalbandian in the QF but Nalby didn't bring his A game. More like his F game. Hopefully he'll be in top form tomorrow. If he is he'll give Federer a run for his money.
 

OrangeOne

Legend
siber222000 said:
so far no one voted nadal, that makes me happy :mrgreen:
That makes me oddly suprised - restores my faith in humanity a little. (And no, I'm not a Nadal-hater, I'm a....realist ;)).
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
Lleyton Hewitt said:
Lets just say federer doesnt play wimbledon or get knocked out early.
Who do u think will win?
You pathetic wretch. The only reason you omitted Federer from this list is so you could, hopefully, see, in writing, from someone, "Lleyton Hewitt" in the same sentence as "Wimbledon" and "win". That's the ONLY hope you have. Even if Federer is INJURED (and can't PLAY), he'll STILL win it. He's that good on grass. (and I'm no Federer fanboy).
 

Punisha

Professional
Phil said:
You pathetic wretch. The only reason you omitted Federer from this list is so you could, hopefully, see, in writing, from someone, "Lleyton Hewitt" in the same sentence as "Wimbledon" and "win". That's the ONLY hope you have. Even if Federer is INJURED (and can't PLAY), he'll STILL win it. He's that good on grass. (and I'm no Federer fanboy).
Exactly... no hope that federer wont win... no one can touch him on grass. And as stated above... injured or not.

Really stupid poll.
 

superman1

Legend
Andre the giant. Roddick would crack under the pressure and Hewitt, despite his impressive French Open run, is still not what he used to be.
 
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