re: Tennis Discussion Thread
Confidence is what Robson needs to maintain. What she can't do with, is a heartbreaking loss that shatters her confidence (Just like what happened to Shvedova at the Olympics).
I'm making a bold prediction for next year. Someone, other than the top 4 will win a grand slam in 2013. Probs won't happen, but there's a bold prediction in all of us.
I hope we don't get a Djokovic/Murray era. I'm not particularly a fan of Murray's style of tennis. I think he has the tools to play a good attacking game, but he decides to be a pusher. Djokovic is primarily a defensive player now, so these two dominating would confirm that defensive tennis is the way to go. Thank god we still have attacking players such as Tsonga and Federer still around. I don't hate defensive tennis at all, but i'd prefer to see a mixture, rather than just defence all the time.
Djokovic would beat Tsonga or Berdych in the semis i think. Tsonga hasn't been playing well recently. TBH, i'm surprised he's done this well. A title, a final, and Quarters in Shanghai. Berdych hasn't been too good since the US Open either. Berdych was kinda lucky that Nishikori wasn't 100% in his match against Querrey, because Kei seems to have Berdych's number.
Good news, is that Del Potro will be back next week. Playing a tournament in Vienna.
From his Facebook page: "Hello!! I tell them that I am well and able to play again. I start next week in the Vienna tournament. Thank you very much for the support!"
I think Del Potro, and Tsonga (if he's on) are the main threats to the big 4 atm, so i hope Del Po comes back strong.