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Which fallen player of 2008 has the best chance for a comeback in 2009?

Andy Roddick
7 (36.8%)
James Blake
1 (5.3%)
Richard Gasquet
6 (31.6%)
Fernando Gonzalez
0 (0%)
Marat Safin
0 (0%)
Lleyton Hewitt
0 (0%)
Juan Carlos Ferrero
0 (0%)
Marcos Baghdatis
1 (5.3%)
Other
4 (21.1%)

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Of course, I'm going with Andy and Richard. :innocent: They both have new coaches and I expect a lot from them next year. But out of the two, I'll go with Andy has he has a bigger desire and drive to succeed. But Richard may surprise me. He doesn't have the pressure of the French people now that Tsonga and Simon have replaced him so he may feel free-er.



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Re: Which fallen player of 2008 has the best chance for a comeback in 2009?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 06:33:27 PM »
I'll go with Gasquet or Baghdatis. Definitely Gasquet at this point. Roddick hasn't really 'fallen' anywhere - regardless of wether we are talking about relative standards or absolute standards. By relative standards, you'd have to even put Federer in there.

But yeah, I vote for Gasquet who's my dark horse pick for break-through player of the year next year.


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Re: Which fallen player of 2008 has the best chance for a comeback in 2009?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008, 07:10:17 PM »
I don't see how Roddick is a Fallen player of 2008, I mean, he did win 3 titles, and made it to 7 semis .............he just didnt perform well at the slams.
But next year, he's not going to have much to defend at the slams
Australian Open : 3rd round
French Open : Didnt Play
Wimbledon : 2nd Round
Us Open : Qtrs

Indian Wells : 2nd rnd

He didnt have the best year, but he had an ok one IMO, so next year, i think he could move up the ranking because he's not going to have ALOT of point sto defend
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Re: Which fallen player of 2008 has the best chance for a comeback in 2009?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008, 08:45:44 PM »
Wow, that's a tough question.  I guess it depends on what you mean by 'comeback'?  Comeback into the top 10? or... to win a major title?  What?  Roddick made the year-end; the one who REALLY fell out was Baghdatis... He almost fell out of the top 100!  So his comeback might mean he moved back into the top 20 or something. :rofl_2:

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Re: Which fallen player of 2008 has the best chance for a comeback in 2009?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008, 11:57:17 PM »
Haas has fallen down the rankings but if he can stay fit,i think he will move up quite a long way.

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Re: Which fallen player of 2008 has the best chance for a comeback in 2009?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008, 12:20:46 AM »
What about Federer? Isn't he total crap now? :innocent:

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Re: Which fallen player of 2008 has the best chance for a comeback in 2009?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 12:32:56 AM »
What about Federer? Isn't he total crap now? :innocent:

Yeah but he has no chance of comeback. Which part of he sucks and competition now is monstrous don't you get?  ..-)


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Re: Which fallen player of 2008 has the best chance for a comeback in 2009?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008, 08:55:33 AM »
What about Federer? Isn't he total crap now? :innocent:

Yeah but he has no chance of comeback. Which part of he sucks and competition now is monstrous don't you get?  ..-)

Sorry, I didn't realise....  :blush:

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Re: Which fallen player of 2008 has the best chance for a comeback in 2009?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008, 10:54:10 AM »
I went for Gasquet because he is young and seems to have exceptional technical skills.  What worries me about him is his mental makeup....
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Re: Which fallen player of 2008 has the best chance for a comeback in 2009?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 02:45:08 PM »
Andy Roddick
James Blake
-- these guys didn't move from 2007
Marat Safin -- made a big comeback in 2008

Richard Gasquet -- still has the most upside
Marcos Baghdatis  :dunno:
David Ferrer -- I think he's done as well as he can given his style of play; I don't it happening for him
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Fernando Gonzalez -- twighlight of his career; Stefanki leaving him is not a good sign
Juan Carlos Ferrero -- no
Lleyton Hewitt -- no
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Re: Which fallen player of 2008 has the best chance for a comeback in 2009?
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2008, 03:33:15 PM »
in the list: Youznhy!
my pick: Juan Monaco.
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Re: Which fallen player of 2008 has the best chance for a comeback in 2009?
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2008, 03:49:35 PM »
Andy Roddick
James Blake
-- these guys didn't move from 2007
Marat Safin -- made a big comeback in 2008

Richard Gasquet -- still has the most upside
Marcos Baghdatis  :dunno:
David Ferrer -- I think he's done as well as he can given his style of play; I don't it happening for him
Youzhny
Mathieu
Fernando Gonzalez -- twighlight of his career; Stefanki leaving him is not a good sign
Juan Carlos Ferrero -- no
Lleyton Hewitt -- no

I'm backing Ferrer.
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