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    Any predictions for Wimbledon 2013?

    I've got a gut feeling Murray will win, there's no reason why he can't! He's played the big boys and beaten them at the slams and he's obviously going to have the home crowd advantage!
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    (Original post by TopHat)
    Nah, there's a certain level of respect you show the world no.1 for their achievements, regardless of who they are. I'm not saying that means you like them, but you certainly don't, say, boo their winners. I don't really like Federer's attitude much, but I would never, ever boo him. You just don't do it. It's especially bad for Djokovic because in many ways he is a 'usurper' - Federer was the king for so long, and Nadal the heir apparent, that Djokovic gets **** from both Federer and Nadal tards (not that anyone here is a tard, I'm talking in general terms). A lot of crowds give him **** just because they want a big threat to Federer and Nadal to be removed, and that's simply not fair on Djokovic. Obviously, it'd have been much better if he'd restrained himself, but the Madrid crowds were awful. He'd not done anything to merit the treatment he was getting even halfway through the first set. While you can't absolve Djokovic entirely, it is fully understandable he would be furious at the crowd's response. I also want to point out the crowd are being rude to many other players too - I'm watching Paire/Nadal right now, and a fair few of Paire's rather good winners have been booed simply because the crowd is so pro-Nadal, which is unacceptable (the booing, not being pro-Nadal ). It's fine to express your like or dislike for a player, but when they make a good shot, you do not boo. When they make a bad shot, you do not cheer.
    Absolutely. Even if Djokovic dealt with the situation less than cleverly he was perfectly entitled to get ****ed off the way he was treated last night. The Madrid crowd were looking for an opportunity to get on his back right from his questioning of a line call and I don't care if I support Rafa, it's despicable to want Djokovic to lose that badly that they'll boo his good play. It's exactly the way Rafa is treated at the French (not so bad now) and he deals with it admirably by not responding to them - an example Djokovic should follow. But at the same time it's why I like players like Murray, who is fired up by the antagonism of the crowd. But Novak has got to realise he can't have it both ways - as world no.1 he's just got to absorb it rather than feeding the crowd.


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    (Original post by Kado)
    No.

    Best he'll manage is world number 3 which would be an impressive achievement in itself. Not a prayer Djokovic will drop 6000 points over the hard court season unless he gets a serious injury.
    Nadal can easily overtake Murray and Federer not being disrespectful to these fantastic players but the gap between fed and murray and nadal isnt too great and if nadal is victorious in madrid then roger federer loses 640 points which puts him only 1200 points behind Nadal. Also Federer has to defend Wimbledon to maintain that 1200 points lead, where as If nadal gets to the final of wimbledon and federer doesnt get to the final then nadal will be in the top 3 in rankings. If your wondering about david ferrer well if nadal is victorious in madrid lt will put david ferrer just less than 100 points infront of nadal, As for murray I dont think he can defend his Us open crown and if he doesnt defend his crown hes going to slip down losing a **** ton of points. Nadal can be world no.2 just by defending his clay points and getting to finals of wimbledon and Us open as that gives him 2400 points furthermore nadal is playing 2 hard court masters 1000 tournaments before the Us open thats also a bonus as hes not defending anything there and after us open he has 2 more tournaments which are ATP 500 and 2 more hard court masters 1000 tournaments and then the world tour finals really busy schedule and also a really good one for him to gain a huge amount of points.
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Nadal can easily overtake Murray and Federer not being disrespectful to these fantastic players but the gap between fed and murray and nadal isnt too great and if nadal is victorious in madrid then roger federer loses 640 points which puts him only 1200 points behind Nadal. Also Federer has to defend Wimbledon to maintain that 1200 points lead, where as If nadal gets to the final of wimbledon and federer doesnt get to the final then nadal will be in the top 3 in rankings. If your wondering about david ferrer well if nadal is victorious in madrid lt will put david ferrer just less than 100 points infront of nadal, As for murray I dont think he can defend his Us open crown and if he doesnt defend his crown hes going to slip down losing a **** ton of points. Nadal can be world no.2 just by defending his clay points and getting to finals of wimbledon and Us open as that gives him 2400 points furthermore nadal is playing 2 hard court masters 1000 tournaments before the Us open thats also a bonus as hes not defending anything there and after us open he has 2 more tournaments which are ATP 500 and 2 more hard court masters 1000 tournaments and then the world tour finals really busy schedule and also a really good one for him to gain a huge amount of points.
    Nadal is going to have a heck of a year then betta get off to the bookies tomorrow and put my savings on these events
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    (Original post by hskjlclcn)
    Nadal is going to have a heck of a year then betta get off to the bookies tomorrow and put my savings on these events
    Even Rafa himself said in a interview, "its not impossible for me to get back to world no.1", also if you read alot of tennis articles loads of people also believe he can become year end no.1.
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Even Rafa himself said in a interview, "its not impossible for me to get back to world no.1", also if you read alot of tennis articles loads of people also believe he can become year end no.1.
    Oh i'm not saying it's impossible, far from it - but I think it's going to take far longer than a year!
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Nadal can easily overtake Murray and Federer not being disrespectful to these fantastic players but the gap between fed and murray and nadal isnt too great and if nadal is victorious in madrid then roger federer loses 640 points which puts him only 1200 points behind Nadal. Also Federer has to defend Wimbledon to maintain that 1200 points lead, where as If nadal gets to the final of wimbledon and federer doesnt get to the final then nadal will be in the top 3 in rankings. If your wondering about david ferrer well if nadal is victorious in madrid lt will put david ferrer just less than 100 points infront of nadal, As for murray I dont think he can defend his Us open crown and if he doesnt defend his crown hes going to slip down losing a **** ton of points. Nadal can be world no.2 just by defending his clay points and getting to finals of wimbledon and Us open as that gives him 2400 points furthermore nadal is playing 2 hard court masters 1000 tournaments before the Us open thats also a bonus as hes not defending anything there and after us open he has 2 more tournaments which are ATP 500 and 2 more hard court masters 1000 tournaments and then the world tour finals really busy schedule and also a really good one for him to gain a huge amount of points.
    Has Rafa confirmed he's playing all these events? Coming back from a knee injury which kept him out for ages, I wouldn't want to be playing loads of hard court tennis.
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    (Original post by Slumpy)
    Has Rafa confirmed he's playing all these events? Coming back from a knee injury which kept him out for ages, I wouldn't want to be playing loads of hard court tennis.
    Yes also hes playing in Basel an event he hasn't played since 2004.
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    (Original post by ballgirl)
    Well if the crowd dont like him thats their choice. Maybe they are all beginning to realise what a nasty man he really is!
    i dont understand what this guy needs to do to get some respect from you people.
    On court he always fights,correcting umpires when they make mistakes and giving the point to the other player.
    Of the court he try's to be the best ambasador for tennis and sport overall,donating to charity,constantly chatting to people live on social networks,visiting kindergardens and schools and the list goes on and on.
    He is world number1 and should get some respect like he deserves.
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    Nadal can be world no.2 just by defending his clay points and getting to finals of wimbledon and Us open as that gives him 2400 points furthermore nadal is playing 2 hard court masters 1000 tournaments before the Us open thats also a bonus as hes not defending anything there and after us open he has 2 more tournaments which are ATP 500 and 2 more hard court masters 1000 tournaments and then the world tour finals really busy schedule and also a really good one for him to gain a huge amount of points.
    Totally simple, right?
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    (Original post by ubi1)
    If Rafa Nadal wins Madrid,Rome and french open do you guys think he can still have a great chance of being Year end no.1, if he wins madrid and defends rest of his clay points hes only going to be 6000 points behind Novak djokovic and hes currently 2nd in Race to London Rankings.
    I think that there is a realistic chance of any of the big four ending the year as number 1, but while we're being realistic we have to accept that Djokovic is the really heavy favourite for that position. Ordinarily I would say that Nadal has the best chance of overtaking him, but Nadal is still too unpredictable because of his break, and to expect that kind of dominance from him again so soon would be unreasonable. Particularly since he has shown that he is vulnerable even on clay at the moment I can't see him picking up the points on the hard courts where the other three are probably stronger than him, so I would guess he won't finish higher than 2. Of course, Nadal has a history of unreasonable achievements, and so we can't count him out of being number 1, but I wouldn't say his chance was particularly great.
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    Why is it that Federer is the only one of the big four capable of performing at Madrid?
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    Wah? Did you see his match against Stepanek? Was very poor...
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    (Original post by TH3-FL45H)
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    Damn I thought this said Tetris :facepalm2:
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    Nishikori is beating some scrub at the moment. Can't believe Kei dropped the second set, I mean this other guy is just shanking everything.
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    Federer's out! :eek:
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    ****. Federer what the hell. Screwed up my ATP draw completely now.

    If Nadal does not win Madrid now, I refuse to watch tennis for the rest of this month.
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    And also, this is the first time EVER that Murray has remained in a clay tournament with Federer and Djokovic having both gone out.
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    So this title is pretty much Rafa's now?
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    (Original post by Prendah)
    So this title is pretty much Rafa's now?
    Out of the three I expected to win it, he's the only one left but....
 
 
 
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