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Re: Going East for Success (February Thread)

Originally Posted by Flying_pancake View Post
Do not be so pessimistic
Originally Posted by Leon Daniel View Post
There is no real fan who can be so pessimistic like you are obviously.
Pessimistic!? Just wait March, and if Ana stays injury-free, I will be the first one here (if not only) with courage to predict in public that Ana will reach PREMIER MANDATORY semifinal (more likely in Indian Wells than in Miami) - not to mention my already giant expectations of Ana at Roland Garros 2013!
But for February, believe me, this is most realistic prediction and scenario for Ana

BTW, from same reasons last season I predict even more pathetic February for Ana, with big success already at first March tournament in Indian Wells! Here is one of my posts from that time:
Originally Posted by Cp6uja View Post
It's not classic tank-job which Ana doing lately, because she never starts some match with intention to lose. But seems to me that several months ago Ana make some "strategic" decision to play 100% seriously only at events with day-play and day-bye schedule (I'm doubt that hers coach or management have anything with that). Only exception of that rule will be just three others day-to-day WTA events: premier mandatory Madrid and Beijing, and Olympic Games (and maybe two-day event FED CUP)! According to another my theory about Ana called "plan A and plan BS" Ana have big problem to beat any TOP50 opponent with hers back-up game.

So Ana arrive in Dubai, already reach there more money than all future Dubai winners in next 5 years (signing exclusive contract to be global brand ambassador of WTA Dubai general sponsor) and will play seriously there hers first match. Thats why is good fact that 1st round opponent is seeded player and WTA big name Schiavone.

That's why my expectations of Ana in Dubai is focused only on 1st round match vs Schiavone (why she traveled at all if she not play seriously 1st match), and for real big expectations I will wait first next non day-to-day event (Indian Wells two-weekers).

And BTW (for the future you should to know): I'm always joking and I'm always serious - in same time
There is not any proof that after about 20 months anything is changed with Ana hopeless fitness and body ability to play decent at day-to-day tournaments. AO GS and Hopman Cup Round Robin both have day pause between matches, only exception is HC final (day after end of HC RR), and how Ana played in that only so far 2013 day-to-day case? She lose against Spanish grand-ma Medina and in mixed-doubles played like zombi But on other hand she is still TOP10 material at tournaments with day pause between matches (Grand Slams and Premier Mandatory), so she already this month beat some notable WTA players like Jankovic and Schiavone, won on bad day one three-setter, played well in 2nd set against WTA#4. That's I give Ana better chances to beat back-to-back two TOP10 opponents at Indian Wells, than playing day-to-day in Pattaya to beat two TOP50 back-to-back.
Originally Posted by Leon Daniel View Post
There is no real fan who can be so pessimistic like you are obviously.
It's not secret that I'm not real fan of Ana - that fact is even part of my signature

and I'm not even fan of Ana Ivanovic... just an objective observer who realize how perfect she is

AMAZING BELGRADE MIRACLE: In just three years (2008-2011) 5 different players born in same city reach world #1 in rankings and several GS titles and finals (WTA singles: Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, ATP singles: Novak Djokovic, ATP doubles: Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor... with notable performances of Bojana Jovanovski, Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki which is also all three born in Belgrade)
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