10 Responses

  1. coolede
    coolede May 13, 2013 at 10:24 am |

    I think theres a good chance of a non Top 4 winner in the next couple of years.

    Federer is almost 32 + back issues. I think his slam QF streak will end soon.

    Nadal has knee issues and I think he has one year left in his prime. Well see if hes still a significant threat for hardcourt slams (yes, hes won Indian Wells, but best of five is a whole other ball game considering his knees).

    Murray isnt an elite clay court player, he had one semifinal in Roland Garros primarily due to a lucky draw. Hes also the only one of the Top 4 whos vulnerable to Ferrer.

    Djokovic.. well, with his insane consistency, I really only see him losing to one of the Top 4. Theres a possibility of an injury, because of his punishing style.

    But there is a chance. It could be that someone like del Potro or Berdych, or Tsonga would only have to beat 1 of the Top 4 to win a slam. Because the other 3 were eliminated early, or because two were eliminated early and two met each other in a semifinal.

    Now doesnt that sound like a reasonable scenario?

  2. toot
    toot May 13, 2013 at 2:57 pm |

    “Djokovic.. well, with his insane consistency, I really only see him losing to one of the Top 4.”

    Really? Who is the guy who lost to Dimitrov and Haas and Delpo in three out of his last four tournaments?

    1. coolede
      coolede May 13, 2013 at 10:29 pm |

      I was talking about slams. So I meant only losing to the Top 4 in slams.

  3. Max
    Max May 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm |

    Tennis would be more much enjoyable to watch if the umpires would actually do their job.

    Call hindrance for every wannabe Octomom popping out her fifth baby.
    Sharapova says she’s been grunting all her life and can’t stop it but her “Madrid” sound was quite different than anything we ever heard from hear. It was even delayed, which is pure gamesmanship.

    Nice answers, by the way.

    Still, in another ATP vs WTA war, Djokovic’s outburst was barely reported by any journalist.
    You can only imagine the comments on websites such as the Daily Mail had Serena said something similar. For a website that sells itself as very pro-WTA, I kinda expected to you touch on that double standard.

    1. Max
      Max May 13, 2013 at 8:52 pm |

      Nevermind the last part as I’ve just listened to the podcast.

  4. Sara
    Sara May 14, 2013 at 12:38 am |

    Please, Amy, tell me you’re a flyers fan.

    Also, I enjoy these posts. Keep up the good work.

  5. Sunny
    Sunny May 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm |

    Regarding the subject of overrated/underrated, I’m wondering how you define that. Is it based on their ranking vs. achievement or based on the popularity? For Gasquet, you mentioned he’s being under the radar, so is it like media attention? For those you listed as underrated, I would like to hear, more in details, why you think they are. Especially if this is related to media attention, I’m very interested to know why certain writers avoid even mention about certain player(s)… Thanks.

  6. Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo May 20, 2013 at 10:49 pm |

    Thanks for the answer and good job, as usual!:) Great idea to write this column, it feels fresh the way you’ve done it so congrats!

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