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RE: 2018 male prediction rankings


Just to make clear to all foreigners logging on here - we are more concerned about Andy's hip for his own sake and the sake of British tennis than we are for our own ranking predictions ! smile

(Although I do think that not entering at all because of it is a bit wimpy - after all, Kyle could trip over a daisy tomorrow and be out for 6 months, Mandy C had a horrible year with injury, we've all had to factor in Alex Ward's chances of his injury recurring, or whether Freya is truly better, or not, etc. etc. - it's just part and parcel of the unpredictability of professional tennis - in some ways Andy's is easier this year because at least it was out in the open, rather than coming on suddenly mid-year).



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Toby wrote:

It occurs to me I have probably miscalculated regarding predicting Andys retirement from the game and his end of year ranking in 2018 as his ranking would not immediately disappear and he be considered inactive until all his ranking points have fallen off. The exception would be if he requested removal in which case he would be immediately considered inactive.


Yes, but he's actually going to have to compete and win matches to have ranking points. As of now, all his current ranking points will be gone by the end of Wimbledon.

Unfortunately ( for Andy !! ) leaving him out all together may prove better than any prediction of him in the top 10. 



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My BOLD prediction that Cam will be year end 30 and British number 1 is looking great.

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Vandenburg wrote:

My BOLD prediction that Cam will be year end 30 and British number 1 is looking great.


Remind us though who you have as GB #1 in your prediction top 10 in this thread. 



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Interesting that Indiana apart no one trusts Kyle to get higher than around the 30s yet when you compare him to Jack Sock, who I watch a lot, he has a stronger all round game and Sock is a solid 15 (currently 8 after a surprise Paris result where Kyle had him on the ropes).Clearly we think he needs another season to toughen up mentally.

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Toby wrote:

Interesting that Indiana apart no one trusts Kyle to get higher than around the 30s yet when you compare him to Jack Sock, who I watch a lot, he has a stronger all round game and Sock is a solid 15 (currently 8 after a surprise Paris result where Kyle had him on the ropes).Clearly we think he needs another season to toughen up mentally.


I've got Kyle at 42. Hopefully I and others have underestimated. I think the slight backward step in the rankings over last year has probably influenced folk although he undoubtably played very well at times and some have pointed to some improving areas of his game. We apparently average 35 ( ranging from 23 to 52 ) as against his current WR 50 and CH 40.

Certainly he's started the year with two very good looking wins. Very early days but good early signs.



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Toby wrote:

Interesting that Indiana apart no one trusts Kyle to get higher than around the 30s yet when you compare him to Jack Sock, who I watch a lot, he has a stronger all round game and Sock is a solid 15 (currently 8 after a surprise Paris result where Kyle had him on the ropes).Clearly we think he needs another season to toughen up mentally.


 Have you got the right year, Toby?

Merv and the Knight have Kyle at 23. JonH and ChrisT have him at 25. The emptyvessel at 27. Paulisi's gone for 28. They're not in the teens but they're pretty optimistic.



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Murray is toast, with respect to winning grand slams. I think he could still have a decent top 50 form, like Hewitt did after hip job.

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Got confused, you were quoting Mervatron who has him at 23 which I suspect is nearer the mark than our average of 35.



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First update (a week late as I usually do it after Miami, but was away last week).

jonH has stormed into a 7 point lead pursued by Smudge and then flamingowings and Toby tied for 3rd.

Very close at the bottom of the table - 3 points cover the last 6

With Dan Evans in most predictions and Andy hopefully coming back from injury could be lots of changes coming up.

Next update after French Open.

I can't upload the files at the moment so will check with Steven when he returns.

Current standings:

jonH62
Smudge55
flamingowings53
Toby53
Sim52
Miriambee49
the addict49
Jiwan48
HenmanHill47
LordBrownof47
Strongbow47
Madadman45
tennpar45
theemptyvessel44
indiana43
Nix42
paulsi42
SuperT42
Vandenburg42
brittak41
FriendofLouieG41
The knight41
brendan40
Constant40
hoots40
Mervatron240
Michael D40
Bruce39
christ39
Coup Droit38
Helen4036
Robin35
Bob in Spain34
cecil34
Ian131434
thejester33
 
  


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Sim wrote:

First update (a week late as I usually do it after Miami, but was away last week).

jonH has stormed into a 7 point lead pursued by Smudge and then flamingowings and Toby tied for 3rd.

Very close at the bottom of the table - 3 points cover the last 6

With Dan Evans in most predictions and Andy hopefully coming back from injury could be lots of changes coming up.

Next update after French Open.

I can't upload the files at the moment so will check with Steven when he returns.

Current standings:

jonH62
Smudge55
flamingowings53
Toby53
Sim52
Miriambee49
the addict49
Jiwan48
HenmanHill47
LordBrownof47
Strongbow47
Madadman45
tennpar45
theemptyvessel44
indiana43
Nix42
paulsi42
SuperT42
Vandenburg42
brittak41
FriendofLouieG41
The knight41
brendan40
Constant40
hoots40
Mervatron240
Michael D40
Bruce39
christ39
Coup Droit38
Helen4036
Robin35
Bob in Spain34
cecil34
Ian131434
thejester33
 
  

 Can I withdraw at this stage with an injury and just think of what might have been?! 

things can soon change as we all know!

 



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The biggest shock here is that I am not last.

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Status Quo seems to be missing.

Has he gone AWOL, Sim?

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Update on the male predictions. FriendofLouieG and Stringbow both pick up a point for Dan Evans as he moves into 12th place in the GB rankings (they predicted GB no. 8), and his ranking should now start to influence the table. Also some points for James Ward now starting to appear.

I have re-inserted Status Quo after accidentally leaving them out of the last update. Only the 3 sharing equal first manage to to better then just going with the rankings as of 1st January, so perhaps next year no need to think too hard.  

 

Points Table 
  
flamingowings48
jonH48
Madadman48
Status Quo47
Sim46
Toby46
Nix44
Smudge44
LordBrownof43
brittak42
Strongbow42
indiana41
Miriambee41
cecil40
HenmanHill40
Jiwan40
paulsi40
tennpar40
Vandenburg40
Constant38
FriendofLouieG38
Michael D38
SuperT38
hoots37
Ian131437
the addict36
Bruce35
theemptyvessel35
thejester35
brendan34
christ34
Robin34
The knight34
Bob in Spain32
Helen4032
Mervatron232
Coup Droit31
 
  


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If only you knew the amount of trepidation I felt before clicking on this thread. Just want to thank CD for making me breath a sigh of relief.

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