2001 Nostradamus awards

2001 Nostradamus awards

Post by Hop » Sat, 17 Nov 2001 05:45:52


Google searched "2001 predictions" in rst, reviewed threads dated
before Aussie Open.  Highlights:

US Open : Hewitt - GHELL 666.  Whisper had Sampras with Hewitt as 2nd
choice.

French : Kuerten  - blackaxe, asmund, etc. Most common correct
prediction.  Probably the most common incorrect prediction was Hingis
winning RG.

US Open: Williams (either) - Ash Smith

Wimbledon: Goran - asmund.  This was in a "wild predictions" thread,
as asmund also had Kournikova winning a slam and Sampras winning RG.
Still, credit must be given.

Kuerten/Hewitt #1/#2 - Scal5.  This will probably switch after
tomorrow.

Jennifer Capriati finishes in the top ten - vinko1147.  In the "top 10
2001" thread, Capriati was left completely out of the discussion
(vinko's comment was in another thread).  It goes without saying that
I couldn't find anyone forecasting GS wins for Jen.

I see Kim Clijsters breaking into the top ten - Ashley Cohen.  Others
agreed but Ashley said this 11/9/00.

 
 
 

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Post by wen.. » Sat, 17 Nov 2001 06:39:21



Quote:
> 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.

wg

 
 
 

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Post by Ted of Ted's Tenni » Sat, 17 Nov 2001 11:08:51



Quote:


>> 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://tedstennis.tripod.com/index.html
Normally I would take the two weeks off and get ready for something more
serious. -- Andrei Medvedev on Wimbledon

 
 
 

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Post by frank fontai » Sat, 17 Nov 2001 12:52:43

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"

Quote:





>>> 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

 
 
 

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Post by Ukrfa » Sat, 17 Nov 2001 15:37:00



Quote:




> >> 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.  :-(

.... as if she played like top-four before injury....

Regards, Yury

 
 
 

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Post by Scall » Sat, 17 Nov 2001 15:43:11


Quote:
> Google searched "2001 predictions" in rst, reviewed threads dated
> before Aussie Open.  Highlights:

[snip]

Quote:
> Kuerten/Hewitt #1/#2 - Scal5.  This will probably switch after
> tomorrow.

Hey, what can I say?  I never thought that Guga would fall apart at
the end of the year like he has.  Thanks for posting this, I had LONG
forgotten my predictions from the beginning of the year.  :)

My best prediction was when I stated here in rst that Kafelnikov would
win the 1999 Oz title.
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Post by Whispe » Sat, 17 Nov 2001 21:39:10

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.

Quote:

> 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

 
 
 

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Post by Ukrfa » Sat, 17 Nov 2001 22:37:56



Quote:

> 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.

Oh my... So, player who never made GS semis is supposed to win two of four,
but actual world #1 and winner of *last* GS event is excluded from the slam
circle....
Some people just enjoy making clowns from themselves. Kind of ***.

--
Regards, Yury

Becoming #1 or winning a GS event  doesn't actually make you a better
player, though it changes how other
people view your abilities. (c) Wendy Grossman

 
 
 

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Post by frank fontai » Sun, 18 Nov 2001 10:54:32

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
needs.  

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
Whisper.



Quote:

>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

 
 
 

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Post by Whispe » Sun, 18 Nov 2001 12:23:25

See me after next yr's US Open......
Quote:



> > 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.

> Oh my... So, player who never made GS semis is supposed to win two of four,
> but actual world #1 and winner of *last* GS event is excluded from the slam
> circle....
> Some people just enjoy making clowns from themselves. Kind of ***.

> --
> Regards, Yury

> Becoming #1 or winning a GS event  doesn't actually make you a better
> player, though it changes how other
> people view your abilities. (c) Wendy Grossman

 
 
 

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Post by Whispe » Sun, 18 Nov 2001 13:12:09

In order;

1 Roddick
2 Kuerten
3 Ferrero
4 Agassi
5 Hewitt

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.

Quote:

> 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
> needs.

> 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
> Whisper.



> >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

 
 
 

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Post by Ukrfa » Sun, 18 Nov 2001 19:48:56

How about small bet ?

--
Regards, Yury

Becoming #1 or winning a GS event  doesn't actually make you a better
player, though it changes how other
people view your abilities. (c) Wendy Grossman



Quote:
> See me after next yr's US Open......




> > > 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.

> > Oh my... So, player who never made GS semis is supposed to win two of
four,
> > but actual world #1 and winner of *last* GS event is excluded from the
slam
> > circle....
> > Some people just enjoy making clowns from themselves. Kind of ***.

> > --
> > Regards, Yury

> > Becoming #1 or winning a GS event  doesn't actually make you a better
> > player, though it changes how other
> > people view your abilities. (c) Wendy Grossman

 
 
 

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Post by Ukrfa » Sun, 18 Nov 2001 19:50:52



Quote:
> >> WOMENS
> >> Venus #1
> >> Clister #2
> >> Davenport #3
> >> Kournakova :) #4
> >> Jenny #5

I would bet considerable - but *considerable* amount of money on Serena
being top-5 next year. I predict top-three.

--
Regards, Yury

Becoming #1 or winning a GS event  doesn't actually make you a better
player, though it changes how other
people view your abilities. (c) Wendy Grossman

 
 
 

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Post by frank fontai » Mon, 19 Nov 2001 01:27:06

Wow.  I can't believe you got Agassi at #4.
I just don't think he can do it anymore???
He has a shot at the Aussie, cause it's only a couple
of months away.  He can't win Wimby anymore, and
the US Open will show him the same fate that Samrpas
has seen in the last 2 years.. to hard of a schedule.
Quote:



>> >> WOMENS
>> >> Venus #1
>> >> Clister #2
>> >> Davenport #3
>> >> Kournakova :) #4
>> >> Jenny #5

>I would bet considerable - but *considerable* amount of money on Serena
>being top-5 next year. I predict top-three.

>--
>Regards, Yury

>Becoming #1 or winning a GS event  doesn't actually make you a better
>player, though it changes how other
>people view your abilities. (c) Wendy Grossman

 
 
 

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Post by Hops » Mon, 19 Nov 2001 06:18:09


Quote:
> Wow.  I can't believe you got Agassi at #4.
> I just don't think he can do it anymore???
> He has a shot at the Aussie, cause it's only a couple
> of months away.  He can't win Wimby anymore, and
> the US Open will show him the same fate that Samrpas
> has seen in the last 2 years.. to hard of a schedule.

    Can't win Wimbledon?  He was two points from the final, where he would
have been the favorite over Goran.

    It all depends on his motivation.  If he has it for a full year, he's
top five easily.  If he wants to spend alot of time at home with the wife +
kid, probably not.  Since the latter is more likely IMO, I would expect his
ranking to drop, but both Agassi and Sampras still have the talent to make a
run at the slams, and it would not surprise me if either won one next year.

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