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SpikeyAidanm
May 19th, 2005, 08:47 AM
Poll is up, you can discuss other darkhorses as well.

SpikeyAidanm
May 19th, 2005, 08:53 AM
My prediction:

Winner: dab2035
Contenders: sandg, andrew_uk, tRaB, rrfnpump, LUXXXAS
Darkhorses: likeaprayer, ameliemomo, Shi Hyun Ahn Fan, V-lix
Ones that could surprise: *cory*, Pszczelny, LefandePatty

Shonami Slam
May 19th, 2005, 09:05 AM
one of the germans.

Hachiko
May 19th, 2005, 09:27 AM
Winner: Too hard to put a winner,
Contenders: tRaB, andrew_uk, sandg, AGUSTIN, LUXXXAS,
Darkhorses: Conchi_Party, Klasszikus, CooCooCachoo, likeaprayer,
Ones that could surprise: Pszczelny, Je_ne_sais_quoi, dab2035.

Mattographer
May 19th, 2005, 10:13 AM
rrfnpump because I beat him in Rabat final :angel: It's time for his turn! :lol:

SilK
May 19th, 2005, 10:16 AM
I am going to win it... you hear! Mark my words! :devil:

if not... one of the other Dutchies will! :p

rrfnpump
May 19th, 2005, 10:40 AM
so much pressure :scared:

I will try my best, but I dont think I will win! Top15 is my goal!

I think the top contenders are :
Spikey
AlexSydney
Pszczelny
Andrew
ConchiParty
trab

Mattographer
May 19th, 2005, 01:15 PM
so much pressure :scared:

I will try my best, but I dont think I will win! Top15 is my goal!

I think the top contenders are :
Spikey
AlexSydney
Pszczelny
Andrew
ConchiParty
trab
Oh, please! :lol: I'm not very good at higher events especially during clay season! :lol:

jrm
May 19th, 2005, 04:49 PM
None from the above ... predicting a winner is like winning on lottery!

crazillo
May 19th, 2005, 05:50 PM
rrfnpump.

And thanx for your believe in us Germans. :)

raquel
May 19th, 2005, 07:53 PM
Sascha :hug: Defend the title! :rocker2:

Louis Cyphre
May 19th, 2005, 08:52 PM
Dont know :rolleyes: ...probably...me! :smoke:

Piotr'ek
May 19th, 2005, 09:47 PM
Piomil :angel:

crazillo
May 19th, 2005, 10:19 PM
Sascha :hug: Defend the title! :rocker2:

Awww, thanx, soooo nice of you. :)

Good RG to you (it feels like wishing happy christmas to you :lol: )...

kfh_9118
May 20th, 2005, 03:31 AM
I will go for sandg, because I want an Indonesian to win the RG :lol:

Honestly, everyone has a chance to win it.

sandg
May 20th, 2005, 03:58 AM
I will go for sandg, because I want an Indonesian to win the RG :lol:

Honestly, everyone has a chance to win it.

Thank You,

I have won RG in 2003, but I want take it again in 2005 :lol:

LefandePatty
May 20th, 2005, 04:08 AM
My prediction:

Winner: dab2035
Contenders: sandg, andrew_uk, tRaB, rrfnpump, LUXXXAS
Darkhorses: likeaprayer, ameliemomo, Shi Hyun Ahn Fan, V-lix
Ones that could surprise: *cory*, Pszczelny, LefandePatty

hehe you're totally right ;) :hug:

LefandePatty
May 20th, 2005, 04:10 AM
I picked Sascha...:)
but I think I'll win... :angel: :p :) ;)

sandg
May 20th, 2005, 04:15 AM
Some players to be watched out,

All top-10 players
kafelek & the Polish (LUXXXAS, piomil & Scorpioo)
the fast mover new comer : tRaB & dab2035
the experienced players : Hantuchov, jrm & speedster_

LefandePatty
May 20th, 2005, 04:30 AM
Some players to be watched out,

All top-10 players
kafelek & the Polish (LUXXXAS, piomil & Scorpioo)
the fast mover new comer : tRaB & dab2035
the experienced players : Hantuchov, jrm & speedster_

bah, I think rankings don't mean anything...
Look at thes newcomers, like me, who can be very dangerous :devil: :rolleyes: :tape: :lol:

sandg
May 20th, 2005, 07:17 AM
bah, I think rankings don't mean anything...
Look at thes newcomers, like me, who can be very dangerous :devil: :rolleyes: :tape: :lol:

Just predictions,
and I wrote the Conteders include new comers and players who have lower ranking.

Piotr'ek
May 20th, 2005, 07:54 AM
Some players to be watched out,

All top-10 players
kafelek & the Polish (LUXXXAS, piomil & Scorpioo)
the fast mover new comer : tRaB & dab2035
the experienced players : Hantuchov, jrm & speedster_

:hug: :wavey:

Hayato
May 20th, 2005, 12:37 PM
I voted sandg :) :hug:

But it could really be anyone at all, which means I have a chance! :D

Hayato
May 20th, 2005, 12:39 PM
WTA Handicapper also is my other bet :)

Freakan
May 20th, 2005, 01:58 PM
Me!!! :p ;) :lol:

HotSpot
May 21st, 2005, 03:40 AM
from outside TOP 100...

köj-è
May 21st, 2005, 04:39 AM
Indonesian of course.. ;);)

Shonami Slam
May 21st, 2005, 11:53 AM
well, i don't think a newcomer can steal this one as easily.
there is a big difference between 13 PAWs that people sometimes win using a 30+ pointer WC with a little luck and safe paws, and a 26 pick tourny that includes all players active against each other.
not only the winner, but the whole top20 scores won't be able to base thier tourny on luck.
i think that anyone that can maintane a 9-point per PAW average will be top10.

jrm
May 21st, 2005, 04:31 PM
well, i don't think a newcomer can steal this one as easily.
there is a big difference between 13 PAWs that people sometimes win using a 30+ pointer WC with a little luck and safe paws, and a 26 pick tourny that includes all players active against each other.
not only the winner, but the whole top20 scores won't be able to base thier tourny on luck.
i think that anyone that can maintane a 9-point per PAW average will be top10.

May work in theory but not in the practise ;)

I never pick someone because of juicy points - i always pick those whom i think will win in the end. That's why i mostly skip big pointers and also find odd to go for a player whom i haven't seen ;)

VeeDaQueen
May 21st, 2005, 06:36 PM
shauny_r will win his first Grand Slam :)

daniela86
May 21st, 2005, 10:06 PM
bah, I think rankings don't mean anything...
Look at thes newcomers, like me, who can be very dangerous :devil: :rolleyes: :tape: :lol:

:lol: :lol: indeed, i noticed that you are not bad at this game :hehehe: :p

I think that the top 10 will look like this: andrew uk , spikey aidamn, LefandePatty ,jrm ,mypapaje , rrfnmpump ,sandg ,trab ,Pszczelny ,crazillo,hantuchov :D
Raquel,Chevina and Ranadalara can also do something great here :hehehe:
As for me, i hope will be in the top 100 :angel: :p

andrew_uk
May 21st, 2005, 11:53 PM
Thanks to all those who have faith in me :p :lol:

I'm feeling quite a lot of pressure at this tournament - I badly want to win the PAW Grand Slam, and only I have the chance to do this if it is to be achieved in 2005 :o :lol:

However, in my last 3 slams, I have finished 3rd, 7th and 1st, and so now do not want tofinish below 7th lol :p

Also - The last 2 Grand Slams were won by Brits - so it will be interesting to see if this record can continue ;)

In a PAW Grand Slam there are far too many contenders from the outset - I believe JohnnyWierFan will do well (his user name is different now). I tip HIROYUKI as a future grand slam winner, and tRaB and Quicky are dangerous players to watch out for. Saschas (crazillo) will not hand his title to somebody on a plate :p and SpikeyAidanm, sandg, jrm should do well, and I think raquel will build on her successful clay court season :) :wavey:

Silas and Shonami Slam will also be looking to cause some damage here :p :bigwave:

VeeDaQueen
May 21st, 2005, 11:55 PM
shauny_r will win :)

Hayato
May 21st, 2005, 11:55 PM
glad nobody thinks I have a chance, no pressure.

andrew_uk
May 21st, 2005, 11:57 PM
4 players who I forgot to mention: :o

Hantuchov, rrfnpump, piomil and V-lix are all dangerous players too :p :wavey:

Conchi Party
May 22nd, 2005, 02:40 AM
My view:

world number andrew_uk and mypape_je jave been fighting it out over the first half of the season, with the brit starting to pull away. The 1 vs 2 battle is a pivotal one, as andrew_uk could rise to legend status with a win, while mypape_je could continue the see-saw battle for supremacy.

Veteran World #3 and perennial top 10er ghosts consistent play could make him a contender as well, although clay may prove to be elusive for him. His 23rd placing last year may be indicative of his comfortability with red clay, as is aussie #1 Pintaled who finished one place behind Ghosts at 24th. An all-court player, Pintaled is the quiet paw'er who's greatest strength is rising to the challenge when others falter. Depending on the play of others Pintaled could be one to watch.

Aussie Veteran and former #1 SpikeyAidanm will improve on his 5-21 record from last season. Spikey has found new good form, however, it is not spectacular as in the past. Roland Garros will be his chance to exorcise the demons of the dirt in 2004, but certainly a top 20 placing might be a moral win on red clay for the aussie #2.

Sandg thw world number 7 similarly did poorly at RG in 2004. Sandg, is however, a more consistent player, and has one quality that many paw'ers are need to learn.... patience. This wily veteran and 2003 RG winner will be a major threat to the title, seeking to be the only two slam winner in paw history and only winner at the the same major.

efss, as the eighth seed, is a dangerous top seed, who's unpredictable play leaves other paw'ers searching for his name on the league table. While unlikely to win outright, look for him to match his seeding.

WTA Handicapper is the kind of player who will charge up the leader board from behind or fall flat on his face. The Boom or Bust style leaves him vulnerable, and there is no better example than his poor placement in 2004 at RG. If WTA Handicapper is able to find his game, he could well be in the top 15 and threatening as week 2 rolls around, the key is if he finds his game.

bbypk is the 9th seed, but his play as of late has not be up to snuff. Still his top 20 position last year gives the spanish fledgling hope some chance. With new up and comers and more depth in Paw, bbypk will have to show what has keep him in the top 15 for so long, or risk Paw oblivion.

Canadian upstart Conchi Party started his career with a bang on the US Hardcourt circuit, but has since fizzled. His inability to finish off strong starts has been his achilles heel this season. His adjustment to Red Clay has been medicore, however, his talent might get him into a top 20 positioning. North American's top player will have to dig deep to fend off the Indonesians and Aussies.

Number 11 rrfnpump has simply been on fire. It is a well-known fact that the new german #1 and the canadian #1 are fierce opponents from a tournament held in China last year, Guangzhou. Add to that the intrigue of the 10-11 seeding, and this rivalry has flourished into an all out brawl. Simply put rrfnpump is the favourite, and has been in unbeatable form as of late. Cna he live up to the expectations?

Belgian players thekimfan (14th) and kimclijsters4ever (12th) will need their A game to rise to the occasion, their average results have left them vulnerable to the rest of the field. Kimclijsters4ever seems to have the better form this season, while thekimfan seems to be a bit sporadic.

Defending champion crazillo faces his toughest test. Can he defend his title? The pride of Germany has faded since his gutsy win last year, but crazillo seems to burn for taking the top german position back from upstart rrfnpump. While a title defense is unlikely, crazillo seems to be cognisant that he much retain a good showing to remain a contender in the competitiveness of PAW.

THE AUSSIE ARMADA rounds out my insight. seeds 14-18 are the posse to veterans spikeyaidanm and pintaled. Any one of them is capable, even on the red clay of France, to produce a top 5 position. This contigent of aggressive players, has the likes of Mr. Molik, broncosven, geegables, and bionic71. A tribute to the aussie depth, expect bionic71 and broncosven to break from the pack and have good performances.

Other darkhorses:

Jen ne sais quoi, runner-up spencercarlos, the Great Hantuchov, dangerous floater Lee Waters Boy, the artist formerly known as Johnny Weir Fan, The Marcelo Rios of PAW and "old bag" jrm, czech phenom Reichen, israelis nir and nitsansh, and hottie irish boy frooty bazooty.

WTA Handicapper
May 22nd, 2005, 10:28 PM
Brilliant preview Conchi

WTA Handicapper
May 22nd, 2005, 10:43 PM
My opinion [Dont take offence anyone,its only a bit of fun:devil: ]

Players Ranked 1-10

Andrew Uk:Contender:D

My Papa Je:No Chance:o

Ghosts:Likely Winner:)

WTA Handicapper: Squeak;)

Pintaled: No Chance:o

Spikey Aidanm: Likely Winner:)

Sandg:Likely Winner:)

Efss: Squeak;)

Bbypk: Squeak;)

Conchi Party: Squeak;)

Shonami Slam
May 22nd, 2005, 10:54 PM
thanks conchi party!
enjoyed reading it alot!
this slam is going to be great, and once again - i think the germans will really stomp thier authority.
you'll see ;)

also Andrew - is is of amazing pleasure to be said in the same breathe of silas, and the same post of all-time greats... :worship:
any place in the top50 will be amazing for me.

WTA Handicapper
May 22nd, 2005, 10:58 PM
Players Ranked 11-20


Rrfnpump: Likely Winner:)

Kimclijsters4ever: No Chance:o

TheKimfan: No Chance:o

Crazillo: Squeak;)

MrMolik: No Chance:o

Broncosven: Likely Winner:)

Bionic71: Squeak;)

Geegables: Likely Winner:)

Hantuchov: No Chance:o

CanuckFan: Likely Winner:)

rrfnpump
May 25th, 2005, 10:45 AM
With me missing MASL I wont win it ;)

Hope to reach Top32!

SpikeyAidanm
May 25th, 2005, 10:47 AM
Here's my bet, the winner actually didn't pick MASL in 1r.

QuicKyMonSter
May 25th, 2005, 12:01 PM
not me...maybe spikey...:yeah:

Rtael
May 25th, 2005, 11:15 PM
Former runner-up Rtael is facing extreme suckiness this year. He is going to only play half-heartedly until Wimbledon, which he will win! :p

QuicKyMonSter
May 27th, 2005, 07:44 PM
raquel, daniela86 or Spikey!:p

Piotr'ek
May 27th, 2005, 09:38 PM
Piomil :angel:
told you :angel:

Hayato
May 27th, 2005, 09:40 PM
told you :angel:

nobody has won yet :lol: :p

Piotr'ek
May 27th, 2005, 09:43 PM
yet :p

jrm
May 28th, 2005, 12:08 AM
Bear in mind most of PAW players haven't got an account at Mentennis forum so this tournament isn't fair to everyone!

Hayato
May 28th, 2005, 01:26 AM
Bear in mind most of PAW players haven't got an account at Mentennis forum so this tournament isn't fair to everyone!

they can make one can't they? or are they incapable of doing that? :lol:

SpikeyAidanm
May 28th, 2005, 02:04 AM
Bear in mind most of PAW players haven't got an account at Mentennis forum so this tournament isn't fair to everyone!
They can email sandg.

Pszczelny
May 28th, 2005, 08:58 AM
they can make one can't they? or are they incapable of doing that? :lol:

when i go on MTF i see:

'Pszczelny, you do not have permission to access this page.' :eek:

and i can't do anything, even log out :shout:

SpikeyAidanm
Jun 1st, 2005, 06:49 AM
Congrats Chevina for picking AGUSTIN! Nice PAW there lol