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Its Been a while

Posted on: December 26, 2008 4:13 pm

since I last posted.  chalk it up to laziness.  I actually put some posts on the official tennis blog.  I didn't see any real response there.  right now is really the slow time for tennis - the last 3 weeks of December.  You could call it the off season.  Well Roger will have come up with some good tennis at Australia to tie Pete at 14 grand slam crowns.  he could do it but he could easily not.  the crowns aren't coming as easily these days.  thats the way tennis and sports are.  it seems easy for the great ones for a while and then the legs seem to weigh a little more than they used to. 

there could be a real shuffle in Australia.  Simon, Murray, or Del Potro could break into the slam arena. Djokovic or Nadal of course could do it again.  Lets see what happens in the tuneups before making any real predictions.  I am expecting a big year out of the Bryans.  They will get the doubles crown back this year.  On the womans side it seems like a new champ will begin to assert herself out of the merry go round since Henin retired.

what do you say

Category: Tennis

Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2009 11:53 pm

Its Been a while

I dont see Roger Federer winning a slam this year. Djoker, Murray, and Rafa are too hungry and have the talent to topple Fed. I think Murray has the momentum right now and I pick him to win in Melbourne. I foresee that foursome split Indian Wells/Miami. Rafa should continue his stranglehold on clay courts. Wimbledon and then the summer hard courts, well this foursome split em again. I see Rafa ending the year as #1 again as long as he stays healthy but Murray will probably rise to #2 and then Djoker and fed fighting for #3. As for the Americans, Andy will have a better year than James. Other than that, it's going to be a bad year for US men..UGH!

However, the US women..well the Williams sisters will return to the top of tennis. After Justine retired there are no other really consistent, strong women in tennis besides Venus and Serena. Between them, they should win at least 2 slams if not 3. I think there are others stronger on clay and would be surprised if either made it to semis in Paris. Jelena and Dinara will compete to see who wins their first slam. Ana needs to prove a lot to us to be considered in the elite anymore. It's called pressure, welcome it or go home. Sharapova is the only wild card here, is she truly back from her shoulder injury? Has she diversified her game enough to be more than just shooting away at the lines. If not, then she has plataued (sp).

Looking forward to a great year. (especially since my Red Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, and Patriots are done)..

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