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re: Tennis Discussion Thread
Yeh I don't see Murray winning RG. I think he can be good on clay, I remember during Djokovic's god like run in 2011 he so very nearly ended 'the streak' against him in a match on clay, I think the semi finals so he can be very good for sure, he just needs to be consistently good. I think he might win a title on clay, or get to a final or two, but I don't think he'd be a massive contender for the clay slam.
I'd quite like Nadal to be as good as Djokovic and Murray, but time will tell. He's proven he's as good as, if not better than everyone else, he just hasn't faced one of the (real) top two yet which will be incredibly interesting to see. I wish it wasn't the case, and I know people have said many times before that Federer is on his way out and have been proven wrong, but I don't see him being as good as the guys at the top anymore. The way Nadal swept Federer aside in IW was pretty telling to me. Also the way he's scheduled his year now, he's more interested on winning titles than a ranking. By the end of the year I'd say he'll be at number four or five...maybe worse.
I agree with you on Del Potro though, I think he's pretty much the only one who can make a dent in the top four at the moment. He's proven he CAN beat Murray and Djokovic, he just needs to prove he can do it now in a slam situation and that he can do it consistently. I think Berdych has the ability, but mentally he isn't as good and as you say Tsonga is kind of disappearing. He's got the game but he's so unreliable and unpredictable.
Does Murray and Djokovic being number one and two make them on opposite sides of the draw in all tournaments?
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