Because it's so early, I'm only guaranteeing the top 3 at this stage. Kuerten &
Ferrero are a lock simply because they will win big on clay, & have some decent
hardcourt wins as a backup. Roddick is the new superstar - he'll win Wimbledon + 1
other slam, & wrap up No.1 either just before, or during the Masters.
I'm hoping Agassi wins 1 more slam to make the alltime top 10 slam winners - but
he will be 32 in April. Sampras hasn't got the motivation to grind it out on the
circuit, but will contend at Wimbledon, along with Roddick & Goran, maybe Henman?
No abuse please.
> Roddick will learn next year. This year he had a great break thru
> year going 5 sets to Hewitt at US Open, losing to the eventual winner.
> He also had a strong showing at Wimby.
> I don't think your correct about Hewitt as far as not being able to
> contend for #1 next year. Unlike Guga, who is a clay court
> specialist, Lleyton can play all surfaces, and he can win in all
> surfaces as well. Maturity will get him the clay court titles he
> Rankings are based on consistancy and a lot of match play. That's why
> I rank the young guys to finish well next year.
> Can anyone believe how Grosjean can serve so well, and how much power
> he gets off the forhand!!!
> I stick to my top 5... what are your top 5 predictions for 2002
> >No way will Hewitt finish No.1 next yr.
> >I'm tipping Roddick will win at least 1, probably 2 slams. Most likely
> >Wimbledon, & maybe Aussie?
> >Lleyton's lack of power will excude him from the slam circle - there are too
> >many players who can whip him on a good day. He'll finish about 5 or 6.
> >> I'm pretty sure I picked Hewitt to finish the world #1 after his US
> >> Open win. But I can't remember the post.
> >> Reality check: we're in an era where there is no *** mens
> >> player and #1 looks like it will switch back and forth for a while to
> >> come. 2002 will be very interesting. As for the womans.. how Lindsey
> >> can finish #1 is beyond my guess.
> >> 2002 Predictions:
> >> MENS
> >> Hewitt #1
> >> Safin #2
> >> Roddick #3
> >> Grosjean #4
> >> Haas #5
> >> WOMENS
> >> Venus #1
> >> Clister #2
> >> Davenport #3
> >> Kournakova :) #4
> >> Jenny #5
> >> On Fri, 16 Nov 2001 02:08:51 -0000, "Ted of Ted's Tennis"
> >> >>> Google searched "2001 predictions" in rst, reviewed threads dated
> >> >>> before Aussie Open. Highlights:
> >> >> Oh, well, I have to admit at the end of last year I picked Dementieva
> >> >> for the top four. What led to that, though, was a conviction that there
> >> >> was going to be a change at the top of the game -- *someone* was going
> >> >> to break into the top four. I didn't think it would be SW, because she
> >> >> didn't play enough, and I didn't think Seles would retain her spot (also
> >> >> correct). I was convinced there would be *someone*, and Dementieva at
> >> >> the time was moving up and posting some good wins. As it turned out, it
> >> >> was Capriati who became the new top-four member, but like everyone else,
> >> >> I didn't think of that.
> >> >And who could expect that Dementieva would miss almost the entire clay
> >> >season with an injury? It set her back for the whole year. :-(
> >> >--
> >> >Ted of Ted's Tennis
> >> >http://SportToday.org/
> >> >Normally I would take the two weeks off and get ready for something more
> >> >serious. -- Andrei Medvedev on Wimbledon