Topic: Predictions for 2016

Anyone have any? tongue
I have a few...

ATP

- Novak Djokovic will win the first 3 Slams of the year, so US Open headlines will be all about the Novak Calendar Slam.  Which leads to my next prediction...

- ...there will be no 1st time Slam winner in the ATP in 2016.

- Roger Federer will medal at the Olympics.

- Rafael Nadal will finish the year in the Top 3, but will still struggle against Djokovic and lose to him at the French.

- Andy Murray will fall out of the Top 5.

- Berdych, Ferrer, and Gasquet will struggle to stay in the Top 10.

- Cilic, Goffin, and Sock will push the Top 10 and possibly break it.

- I have no predictions regarding Kei Nishikori: anything could happen with that guy.


WTA

- After nearly having a Serena Calendar Slam in 2015, we'll see at least 3 different Slam winners in 2016, including one first-time Slam winner.

- My prediction for that first-time Slam winner?  Not a creative prediction: Simona Halep.

- Petra Kvitova will win Wimbledon again.

- Women's Olympic Singles Medalists: Halep - Gold, Sharapova - Silver, Muguruza - Bronze

- Players that will fall out of the Top 10 by the end of 2016: Venus, Pennetta ( tongue ), Safarova

- Players that will challenge for a Top 10 spot in 2016: Bencic, Keys, Azarenka

Re: Predictions for 2016

Interesting thoughts there Arvis!!

I like the look of most of your women's predictions actually, that Pennetta prediction is profound. wink

However, I'm not agreeing with you on the men's side though, Novak is so dominant right now that it's hard to pick against him in 2016 in the Slams, however I think he will be tipped up in either Melbourne and/or Wimbledon in 2016, at least I'm hoping anyway.
Nole fans will want a calendar GS but I'm hoping we see some different winners again in 2016, a new GS winner would be great but I only see that happening because of injury and/or a major upset or two knocking out a few of the big boys.

Would love to see Federer medal at the Olympics, maybe gold in the mixed and silver or bronze in the singles?

Rafa finishing in the Top 3 could happen but he will have to start the year well and definitely do well on the red stuff, I agree he will struggle with Novak again though.

I don't see Andy falling out of the Top 5, not by the end of the season anyway, he may have a few peaks and troughs throughout the year and fall temporarily under that mark but I don't see it happening, unless he misses some big events of course. tongue

Gasquet will struggle to stay in the ten but I think Berdych and Ferrer might hang in there for one more year.

Interesting trio of Top 10 pushers for 2016 Arvis, Cilic (maybe), Goffin (briefly perhaps) and Sock (not if he is smelly) wink

Safe prediction with Kei I think too, I know you wanna predict so much more for the Prince but better not to in case of glass breaking again huh.

More of the same in men's tennis this year I feel Arvis, with a few surprises here and there thrown in for good measure.

Mr Anderson might briefly break the Top 10 this season I reckon but won't stay there.
Borna Coric will make the Top 20 by the end of 2016. (just)

Halep and/or Muguruza will win a Slam in 2016

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Re: Predictions for 2016

Tono-2014-Yoda-Cup-Guru wrote:

Safe prediction with Kei I think too, I know you wanna predict so much more for the Prince but better not to in case of glass breaking again huh.

You know me so well, Tono.

Re: Predictions for 2016

ATP

Novak: stays #1 for the whole year once again. Wins two or three slams, including the French.
Nadal: comes back into the top4, maybe top 3. Wins a couple 1000s but fails to win a slam, losing to Novak in an epic French Open final.
Roger: has another very good year. Wins some tournaments, maybe a slam. Wins Olympics gold medal in mixed doubles with Hingis. Top4 finish.
Murray: has another solid year but not as good as 2015. He will be a father and that might affect him. I think he will have a strong Aussie Open showing and a poor end of the year.
Stan: qualifies for the WTF once again and reaches at least one GS semefinal. Will be a threat at two majors and cause a big upset. Expect him to play better at the 1000s.
Berdych and Ferrer: probably end up #9 and #10. So still pretty consistent seasons but not as good as the past few ones.
Nishikori: one GS semifinal, qualifies for WTF. Better year than 2015.
Gasquet: fall out f the top20.
Tsonga: definitely a solid year I believe. Could go deep at a slam.
Goffin, Thiem should be solid top20 players.
Cilic: beware of the guy, he could be very dangerous in a couple tournaments but otherwise pretty disappointing.
Raonic: back in the top10, another GS SF.
Dimitrov: slowly comes back in the top20 and has a good end of the year.

WTA:

At least 3 differents GS winners, at least 3 different players ranked #1 in 2016.
Serena: one Slam, surrenders hers #1 at some point.
Halep: wins her first GS, most likely at the french.
Masha: Another very good year. Wins another slam and reaches #1 spot.
Muguruza: deep at the major events and very consistent but no big win for her. Still a top5 finish.
Bencic enters the top10, Azarenka comes back in the top10.
Aggie falls down the rankings, along with Bacs and Safarova.
Ana Ivanovic has another deep run at a slam and qualifies for WTF.
Olympics: total surprise winner and/or medalists.

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Re: Predictions for 2016

Interesting Serena prediction, Ad

Re: Predictions for 2016

Very interesting predictions and I agree with most of them! Just let me add that my girl Svitolina will upset a high seed at a major a few times in 2016.

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Re: Predictions for 2016

ATP

Djokovic YE#1
Nadal comeback
Murray makes at least one slam final
Raonic back in Top 10
Goffin falls out of top 20

WTA

1 new slam winner
4 different slam winners
Azarenka comeback
A Brit will break into the top 20

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Re: Predictions for 2016

My predictions for 2016 can be found on my blog:
http://tennisgut.blogspot.ca/

Nothing too daring in the predictions except maybe
Kyrgios will join the top 10
Nishikori will leave the top 10
Bencic joins the top 10
Serena might retire
Venus has an even better year than last
Azarenka back in the top 10
A golden slam is possible for Djokovic

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Re: Predictions for 2016

Here are my thoughts regarding the big 4 of ATP:

- Djokovic will win 2 or 3 Slams, but not 4 Slams or even the golden Slam
- there will be at least one or two bad days, where someone will beat Nole in the big tournaments
- we saw it last year with Serena, that the Grand Slam in todays Tennis is nearly impossible

- Nadal will be better than the last 2 years and will win the French Open and / or Olympic Games

- Federer will may win one Slam, biggest chance in Wimbledon

- Murray will reach at least one final, but no win.

to be continued with the young and other guys of ATP later.

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Re: Predictions for 2016

Good insights Spotec. I agree with you and since I am a Rafa fan, I am really hoping your predictions are spot-on-tec.

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Very interesting Spotec... good insights!
I think Nadal has an excellent shot at RG as well... but we will have to see how he is playing a few weeks beforehand... 
Would be great to see Fed win Wimbledon.
Who do you think will win Australian Open?

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Re: Predictions for 2016

My thoughts to the other guys.....or best of the rest.

- Stan the man is a miracle...he can win another slam and even in Rio but at the same time he can lose in the early rounds...but at the end I think it will be a good year for him
- Berdych, Ferrer, Gasquet, Monfils, Anderson and Raonic will have a normal year....wins of some 250s and 500s....thats it.
- Tsonga, Cilic, Dimitrov and Nishikori have the potential to cause some more damage...but they are not consistent enough to win a slam this year..maybe they can win a 1000 Event

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Re: Predictions for 2016

Seems like Coric might have a good year.

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My thoughts regarding the young guns:

- Kyrgios has the potential to secure a big win...Masters or even a Slam...especially this year in Melbourne. But he has to concentrate on tennis and not all the other things...like some darlings of the WTA Tour smile

- Coric and Thiem may win some 250s or 500s...but will not go deeper than quarters of a slam

- Kokkinakis, Edmund, Berankis and Dzumhur can record some surprising wins but it will be difficult for them to secure a first title

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finally my special point of view of the german boys....

- i hope that Alex Zverev will continue his good way and maybe he can win a 250 or even in his hometown Hamburg....that would be awesome....he may can Germany lead to former good old times smile

- Kohlschreiber will play solid, but he will never ever win a bigger title...sadly

- Tommy: will he ever play again?....he had the game to win a slam but his shoulder was always the big problem...I remember all the quarter- and semifinals he reached in Melbourne, Paris, Wimbledon and NY....but he always did not make the final step...its such a pitty.

- the rest will not cause any upsets....maybe Petzschner is coming back and will win another Slam in doubles....this could be possible

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Re: Predictions for 2016

dwightcharles wrote:

Very interesting Spotec... good insights!
I think Nadal has an excellent shot at RG as well... but we will have to see how he is playing a few weeks beforehand... 
Would be great to see Fed win Wimbledon.
Who do you think will win Australian Open?


Aussie Open:

1. Novak
2. Roger
3. Nick
4. Rafa, Andy or Stan

Depends on the draw but I think Kyrgios can go really deep this year....he has the game and the attitude...but he is always close of being too arrogant...and that may stop him.

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So are you German Spotec?

I think the French might give us the mouthwatering Rafa vs Nole ultimate final. And Novak might very well take it. But it will take so much out of him his second half of the season may be disappointing.. for his standards.

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Fascinating, Spotec!  You really know your tennis...
I agree that Zverev is a big unknown... he could become really good... but I think it will depend on his movement ability.

Coric and Thiem are difficult to predict - it doesn't look to me that they have enough big game to really make an impression at the top... but sometimes it's hard to know what is in the heart - and that can make a big difference.

It's interesting that you put Dimitrov in the group that can 'cause more damage'... I'm not sure about that... why do you think so?

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I think Andy, Rafa and Stan have a lot more chances to win the Aussie than Nick. Nick won't be able to beat guys like Murray or Novak. Their games is tough for him.

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Well, i am excited about your opinions regarding my point of view and tomorrow I will have a look on the WTA Tour.

and by the way...we are not allowed to forget Del Potro. I hope he will come back healthy at any time....I love his unbelievable forehand destroying everything...he could really be a threat to Novak.

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I read on twitter that Robin Soderling said something about an indoor tournament in the states I think...like he was looking forward to playing it. Anyone else see anything about him?

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Soderling? He announced his retirement a couple weeks ago...

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dwightcharles wrote:

Fascinating, Spotec!  You really know your tennis...
I agree that Zverev is a big unknown... he could become really good... but I think it will depend on his movement ability.

Coric and Thiem are difficult to predict - it doesn't look to me that they have enough big game to really make an impression at the top... but sometimes it's hard to know what is in the heart - and that can make a big difference.

It's interesting that you put Dimitrov in the group that can 'cause more damage'... I'm not sure about that... why do you think so?

Because Grigor has the game...after last year he can only get better...same like Nick...concentrate on tennis and not sharing the bed with Mascha smile

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Adunar wrote:

Soderling? He announced his retirement a couple weeks ago...

Yes, I read that too...he will not come back I think. But his forehand was impressive as well.

and yes...German, hello neighbour!!! smile

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Great, another European nationality big_smile

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