I sincerely hope so, I really do. But it will most likely be Ferrero, and I can accept that. Either way, it's a new Slam winner which is always good to have. And by the time someone has reached a Grand Slam final, can you really call them a Mr. Nobody anymore?
walee where on earth do you get the idea that i consider Ferrero a Mr. Nobody? that is absolutely untrue. Ferrero HAS won titles and is well-known on the tour. no-one on this board -- including myself -- have ever relegated him to the "Mr. Nobody" category. he was the finalist last year for frick's sake! AND the favorite this year from the start of the tourny.
I know you mean Verkerk. But since some of you called the collective group of these new guys Generation Nobody, so it fits that theory. Perhaps it was't you who called them Gen N. So apologise if I've mistaken that it was you.
TC, Verkerk will be better than Johansson, who is a fine player when healthy. Verkerk has the weapons to be in the top 10 and be a contender at all 4 grand slam tournaments. He became committed to tennis and his fine results show that.
And Verkerk is still a Mr. Nobody to the average tennis fan. And to some serious tennis fans, too!