re: Tennis Discussion Thread
Federer had a great year, I wasn't expecting him to win a slam and break Pete Sampras record in holding the No.1 ranking for the most weeks. Though, ever since that Olympics loss against Murray, Federer stopped playing as well as he did earlier in the year. He had some great performances like against Djokovic in the Cincy and Murray in the WTF but he wasn't consistent. He wasn't that good for the rest of the year, he had some very average performances, he struggled against Wawrinka in the Shanghai and normally he beats Wawrinka comfortably. Del Potro, whom he had beaten 7 times this year(before the Olympics), has beaten him twice after the Olympics. He had a very disappointing US Open, I was expecting much more from him in that tournament. I know Berdych is a very good player but still Federer should have done better. Overall, he had a great year, he has won 6 titles which is very good and I am hoping he can have a year as good as this or even better next year. I am also hoping he wins Wimbledon next year so that he breaks the record of winning the most Wimbledons.
As for Maria, she had a good year, she won the career slam when she won the Roland Garros. I am hoping she can win at least win a few titles and a slam next year.
I am really looking forward to the men's tennis next year. There are so many questions. We don't know how will Nadal come back, will Federer start to decline? Will Del Potro be able to break it into the top 4? will anyone apart from the top 4 win a slam? Will Tsonga, Ferrer and Berdych be able to improve and do anything worthy of note next season? Will Lleyton Hewitt retire next year? There are so many things to look forward to next season.
As for the Womens, I am not very excited because I am expecting Serena to regain her No.1 ranking and win the calendar grandslam.
She is capable of doing that, if she continues to play like she did after Wimbledon this year, I think she will. Hoping she doesn't though.
Slam winner for 2013:
Australian Open- Andy Murray
Roland Garros- Novak Djokovic/Roger Federer
Wimbledon- Roger Federer
Us Open- Novak Djokovic
I don't think Nadal will have a good season next year, I think he will stay in the top 4 but will not win a slam. I think Federer or Djokovic will win it because they are the best players on clay apart from Nadal. It would be awesome to see Ferrer win it though. It would be something new.
I doubt Murray will do well in the Roland Garros, think he will reach the semis and will get eliminated there. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets eliminated in the quarters though.
Last edited by Samoon; 11-13-2012 at 10:37 PM.