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Date: 21 Feb 2009 06:56:07
From:
Subject: This year's YEC
Probably silly to look ahead 9 months into the future, but it's
February after all. Not much going on. :)

From what I've seen so far this season, here's my probable top 8 at
year's end. Hopefully none of these guys
suffers a serious injury that will affect his season.

1. Nadal
2. Fed
3. Murray
4. Djoke
5. Tsonga
6. Roddick
7. Simon
8. Verdasco

Who do you think I've put there that shouldn't be? And who should
replace them?




 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 18:47:09
From:
Subject: Re: This year's YEC
On Feb 21, 7:41=A0pm, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:

>
> In '89 Sampras knocked out defending USO champ at USO - can Dimitri
> knock out Fed this yr?


Wouldnt that be something.....


 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 12:41:20
From:
Subject: Re: This year's YEC
On Feb 21, 11:02=A0am, Petter Solbu <pettermann1...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> jasoncatlin1...@gmail.com wrote:
> > Probably silly to look ahead 9 months into the future, but it's
> > February after all. Not much going on. :)
>
> > From what I've seen so far this season, here's my probable top 8 at
> > year's end. Hopefully none of these guys
> > suffers a serious injury that will affect his season.
>
> > 1. Nadal
> > 2. Fed
> > 3. Murray
> > 4. Djoke
> > 5. Tsonga
> > 6. Roddick
> > 7. Simon
> > 8. Verdasco
>
> > Who do you think I've put there that shouldn't be? And who should
> > replace them?
>
> I don't think Simon will be there. He had the year of his life in 2008.
> He is not top 8 material. I am pretty sure you are right about the top 6
> unless Tsonga again has a long break due to injury. Verdasco is an open
> question. We simply haven't seen enough of him at AO level to conclude.
> I have to see him at IW/Miami to say anything more.
>
> Outsiders for top 8 are:
> - Monfils
> - Davydenko
> - Cilic
> - Del Potro
> - Gonzalez
>
> My picks are Cilic and Davydenko.
>
> PS.-

I really can't see Del Potro getting back to the YEC this year. I
think people are on to his one-dimensional
game and until he can improve his serve, net game and overall feel
around the court he's going to struggle.

I have to believe Gonzo's best days are behind him so it'd be a real
shock for me to see him in the YEC this year. The same goes for Nalby.

I'm not sure if Denko has one more YEC in him. He'll certainly play a
zillion tournaments and he's bound to have some good results. I just
think we're going to see early exits from his at the Slams and that'll
make it hard to rack up enough points.

I haven't been that impressed with Cilic. He's got such a slap-happy
forehand and just runs hot and cold.

I think my top 6 will make it and I see the last two spots being
contested among Simon, Verdasco, Davydenko and Monfils. It's obviously
early though!


 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 08:03:50
From:
Subject: Re: This year's YEC
On Feb 21, 10:48=A0am, Carey <carey_1...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> jasoncatlin1...@gmail.com wrote:
> > Probably silly to look ahead 9 months into the future, but it's
> > February after all. Not much going on. :)
>
> > From what I've seen so far this season, here's my probable top 8 at
> > year's end. Hopefully none of these guys
> > suffers a serious injury that will affect his season.
>
> > 1. Nadal
> > 2. Fed
> > 3. Murray
> > 4. Djoke
> > 5. Tsonga
> > 6. Roddick
> > 7. Simon
> > 8. Verdasco
>
> > Who do you think I've put there that shouldn't be? And who should
> > replace them?
>
> I think you've got Tsonga right if he stays relatively
> injury free. =A0 Roddick and Verdasco...? =A0I see Roddick
> at 8 or 9, year-end. =A0Verdasco not even on the radar
> (hope I'm wrong, I like him and his game). Their
> replacements? One old guy (Stepanek?), one new
> guy (Dimitrov catches fire?).- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

I think it's way early for Dimitrov. The guy's obviously a huge
talent, but he's probably about where Sampras
was in 1989. Ready to have a big win somewhere but nowhere near fit
enough to be a top 10 player yet, imo.


  
Date: 22 Feb 2009 02:57:09
From: Petter Solbu
Subject: Re: This year's YEC
jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com wrote:
> I think it's way early for Dimitrov. The guy's obviously a huge
> talent, but he's probably about where Sampras
> was in 1989. Ready to have a big win somewhere but nowhere near fit
> enough to be a top 10 player yet, imo.

No, not yet. I think he should be satisfied just to be inside top 100.
It is hard to get inside top 100 because it takes time to accumulate
points in the beginning of your career. Next week he will be playing a
challenger in Besancon, France. He meets Istomin from Uzbekistan in
first round.

I will try to follow him as best I can and report to the newsgroup. I
see a very bright future for the guy. In the end of 2011 I am pretty
sure he is a top 10 contender.

PS.


  
Date: 22 Feb 2009 11:41:22
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: This year's YEC
jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com wrote:
> On Feb 21, 10:48 am, Carey <carey_1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> jasoncatlin1...@gmail.com wrote:
>>> Probably silly to look ahead 9 months into the future, but it's
>>> February after all. Not much going on. :)
>>> From what I've seen so far this season, here's my probable top 8 at
>>> year's end. Hopefully none of these guys
>>> suffers a serious injury that will affect his season.
>>> 1. Nadal
>>> 2. Fed
>>> 3. Murray
>>> 4. Djoke
>>> 5. Tsonga
>>> 6. Roddick
>>> 7. Simon
>>> 8. Verdasco
>>> Who do you think I've put there that shouldn't be? And who should
>>> replace them?
>> I think you've got Tsonga right if he stays relatively
>> injury free. Roddick and Verdasco...? I see Roddick
>> at 8 or 9, year-end. Verdasco not even on the radar
>> (hope I'm wrong, I like him and his game). Their
>> replacements? One old guy (Stepanek?), one new
>> guy (Dimitrov catches fire?).- Hide quoted text -
>>
>> - Show quoted text -
>
> I think it's way early for Dimitrov. The guy's obviously a huge
> talent, but he's probably about where Sampras
> was in 1989. Ready to have a big win somewhere but nowhere near fit
> enough to be a top 10 player yet, imo.


In '89 Sampras knocked out defending USO champ at USO - can Dimitri
knock out Fed this yr?



 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 17:02:06
From: Petter Solbu
Subject: Re: This year's YEC
jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com wrote:
> Probably silly to look ahead 9 months into the future, but it's
> February after all. Not much going on. :)
>
> From what I've seen so far this season, here's my probable top 8 at
> year's end. Hopefully none of these guys
> suffers a serious injury that will affect his season.
>
> 1. Nadal
> 2. Fed
> 3. Murray
> 4. Djoke
> 5. Tsonga
> 6. Roddick
> 7. Simon
> 8. Verdasco
>
> Who do you think I've put there that shouldn't be? And who should
> replace them?

I don't think Simon will be there. He had the year of his life in 2008.
He is not top 8 material. I am pretty sure you are right about the top 6
unless Tsonga again has a long break due to injury. Verdasco is an open
question. We simply haven't seen enough of him at AO level to conclude.
I have to see him at IW/Miami to say anything more.

Outsiders for top 8 are:
- Monfils
- Davydenko
- Cilic
- Del Potro
- Gonzalez

My picks are Cilic and Davydenko.

PS.


 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 07:56:08
From:
Subject: Re: This year's YEC

> In fact I think Nadal had more trouble with Verdasco's
> serve than Federer's for that one match.

True dat.


 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 07:54:23
From:
Subject: Re: This year's YEC
On Feb 21, 9:56=A0am, jasoncatlin1...@gmail.com wrote:
> Probably silly to look ahead 9 months into the future, but it's
> February after all. Not much going on. :)
>
> From what I've seen so far this season, here's my probable top 8 at
> year's end. Hopefully none of these guys
> suffers a serious injury that will affect his season.
>
> 1. Nadal
> 2. Fed
> 3. Murray
> 4. Djoke
> 5. Tsonga
> 6. Roddick
> 7. Simon
> 8. Verdasco
>
> Who do you think I've put there that shouldn't be? And who should
> replace them?

I would swap djoker and tsonga.....


 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 07:48:50
From: Carey
Subject: Re: This year's YEC


jasoncatlin1...@gmail.com wrote:
> Probably silly to look ahead 9 months into the future, but it's
> February after all. Not much going on. :)
>
> From what I've seen so far this season, here's my probable top 8 at
> year's end. Hopefully none of these guys
> suffers a serious injury that will affect his season.
>
> 1. Nadal
> 2. Fed
> 3. Murray
> 4. Djoke
> 5. Tsonga
> 6. Roddick
> 7. Simon
> 8. Verdasco
>
> Who do you think I've put there that shouldn't be? And who should
> replace them?

I think you've got Tsonga right if he stays relatively
injury free. Roddick and Verdasco...? I see Roddick
at 8 or 9, year-end. Verdasco not even on the radar
(hope I'm wrong, I like him and his game). Their
replacements? One old guy (Stepanek?), one new
guy (Dimitrov catches fire?).


 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 07:09:23
From:
Subject: Re: This year's YEC
On Feb 21, 10:02=A0am, "*skriptis" <skrip...@post.t-com.hr > wrote:
> <jasoncatlin1...@gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:3dc97f58-5ce9-460b-ac21-0d36cfb01cfa@k8g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
>
>
> > Probably silly to look ahead 9 months into the future, but it's
> > February after all. Not much going on. :)
>
> > From what I've seen so far this season, here's my probable top 8 at
> > year's end. Hopefully none of these guys
> > suffers a serious injury that will affect his season.
>
> > 1. Nadal
> > 2. Fed
> > 3. Murray
> > 4. Djoke
> > 5. Tsonga
> > 6. Roddick
> > 7. Simon
> > 8. Verdasco
>
> > Who do you think I've put there that shouldn't be? And who should
> > replace them?
>
> It's early, I can only agree with guys who are "slam force" and have show=
n
> to be consistant enough throughout the years.
> Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray.
>
> I see no reason to believe Tsonga, Roddick, let alone Simon and Verdasco =
are
> sure to make it. Time will tell.
> Roddick was consistant always but he's older now, he could end up having =
a
> "bad" year, being #9 or lower.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Well, I think Roddick's been invigorated again with his new coach. Not
saying that makes him a contender
to win a Slam but I think he can hold steady in the top 8. Tsonga
appears to be on the up and up. With him, it's all about his health.
I'd be shocked if he's healthy all year and is not top 8. Simon I see
as kind of a replacement for Ferrer and Davydenko. A next-generation
guy with a similar skill set. Verdasco's kind of the wildcard. With
him, I think it depends on how dedicated he remains. I was really
impressed with his serving at AO. He seemed to improve it 30% in the
off-season. In fact I think Nadal had more trouble with Verdasco's
serve than Federer's for that one match. If he can continue to serve
big, his huge forehand and improved fitness might get him in. I like
him over Del Potro, Nalbandian, Monfils.


 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 16:02:26
From: *skriptis
Subject: Re: This year's YEC

<jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:3dc97f58-5ce9-460b-ac21-0d36cfb01cfa@k8g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
> Probably silly to look ahead 9 months into the future, but it's
> February after all. Not much going on. :)
>
> From what I've seen so far this season, here's my probable top 8 at
> year's end. Hopefully none of these guys
> suffers a serious injury that will affect his season.
>
> 1. Nadal
> 2. Fed
> 3. Murray
> 4. Djoke
> 5. Tsonga
> 6. Roddick
> 7. Simon
> 8. Verdasco
>
> Who do you think I've put there that shouldn't be? And who should
> replace them?


It's early, I can only agree with guys who are "slam force" and have shown
to be consistant enough throughout the years.
Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray.

I see no reason to believe Tsonga, Roddick, let alone Simon and Verdasco are
sure to make it. Time will tell.
Roddick was consistant always but he's older now, he could end up having a
"bad" year, being #9 or lower.




 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 07:04:18
From:
Subject: Re: This year's YEC
On Feb 21, 9:57=A0am, "J=E9r=F4me" <le.dje94.no_spam_at...@free.fr > wrote:
> <jasoncatlin1...@gmail.com> a =E9crit dans le message de news:
> 3dc97f58-5ce9-460b-ac21-0d36cfb01...@k8g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Probably silly to look ahead 9 months into the future,
>
> Only part of your post I can agree.

You can't even speculate with the one variable being that those guys
don't suffer a serious injury?


  
Date: 21 Feb 2009 16:21:18
From: Jérôme
Subject: Re: This year's YEC

<jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com > a écrit dans le message de news:
71ddc69a-3036-4250-8090-f34f2ce80db9@b16g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
On Feb 21, 9:57 am, "Jérôme" <le.dje94.no_spam_at...@free.fr > wrote:
> <jasoncatlin1...@gmail.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
> 3dc97f58-5ce9-460b-ac21-0d36cfb01...@k8g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Probably silly to look ahead 9 months into the future,
>
> Only part of your post I can agree.

>You can't even speculate with the one variable being that those guys
>don't suffer a serious injury?

Not with Tsonga in your list.




 
Date: 21 Feb 2009 15:57:29
From: Jérôme
Subject: Re: This year's YEC

<jasoncatlin1971@gmail.com > a écrit dans le message de news:
3dc97f58-5ce9-460b-ac21-0d36cfb01cfa@k8g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
> Probably silly to look ahead 9 months into the future,

Only part of your post I can agree.