Posted by Angel of the Surf (Flavia and Gisela YEC)
12/18/2010 at 06:23 AM
Corrie I am with you on Gonzo' return. I think he is out due to a hip injury. My tennis wish: 1. JMDP manages to crack the top 30; 2. Gisela and Flavia win a grand slam; 3. Rockin' Robin doesn't lose his momentum and 4. Vera to win a grand slam. I am sure there is a few more.
Argentina to finally win Davis Cup.
Posted by Tic
12/18/2010 at 06:25 AM
Mario's gf name is Latica, which translates as "Petal", in singular.
Not much wierder than Hazel, Ivy, Olive or Flora, really.
Her full name is Latica Ivanisevic, she's an Assistant Marketing Manager in a large company, a brunette, and she & Mario have been an item for 4 months now, after he broke up with his previous gf of 3 years. All that from Croatian gossip rags, of course.
Posted by thebigapple
12/18/2010 at 06:45 AM
Wish? Fed to win AO..Actually Fed to win everything.
Since he will not, some supporting wishes:
Delpo to come back strong. Regain his health and win big!
Tsonga or Monfils or Gulbis or Soderling to win their first slam
Murray..hmmm...deserves something (cannot say what!)
Nole also...something good for him though.
Nalbanian, Roddick..something good for them too. Roddick for AO?
Nadal to play an great match the next time I see him live. A match with Rafa taking the agressive play to his opponent.
Rafa to give me back the money I spent to see him at FO 2010.
Venus to win Wimby.
Kim to retire again. Or get badly beaten by Serena.
Serena to recover from the mother of all small cuts.
Flavia Penneta to win big again...
Hingis to stay married to her horse for more than 6 months.
Posted by Carol (vamos Rafa and Wade, you're my heroes)
12/18/2010 at 07:58 AM
Two of my sport wishes for 2011
A healthy Rafa and keeping the #1
Second ring for Wade (sorry to Lakers fans lol)
Posted by Lynne (Rafalite)
12/18/2010 at 08:57 AM
My wish list it as follows :
Rafa to win everything in sight and to remain healthy.
Venus to return healthy and strong and to win at least one slam ... hopefully Wimbledon.
Serena, del Potro and all the players, men and women, to come back healthy and remain that way.
If Rafa can't win 4 slams, then Andy Murray to win one.
4 wishes isn't really being greedy, is it ?
Posted by mick1303
12/18/2010 at 08:57 AM
My wishes for 2011:
ATP: Australian - Slam for Kolya
French – Slam for Del Potro
Wimbledon & US Open – Slams for Federer.
Federer beating Nadal several times.
Federer reaching #1 at least for a couple of weeks.
Federer winning YEC #6
WTA: Australian, French and Wimbledon – Slams for Clijsters
US Open – Slam for Azarenka or Sharapova or Zvonareva or Wozniacki; anybody but Henin and Williams.
WTA - Jelena Dokic vs Olivia Rogowska followed by
ATP - Peter Luczak vs Marinko Matosevic
Posted by Franchise
12/18/2010 at 10:03 AM
My wish list,everybody being fresh and healthy for 2011, Azarenka, Caro and Vee winning all grand slams, everybody but Clijsters( sorry guys)
Federer and Nadal playing in all grand slam finals in 2011 and "killing" each other while playing lol
Posted by Aube,I hate the snow and these everlasting cold days,not funny!!!
12/18/2010 at 11:00 AM
lol,there's really nothing to be sorry about,everbody has their wishes and yours even if they conflict with mine or someone else doesn't offend...
The only problem there is, is we're probably asking the same "SANTA" to grant our wishes,hence the complexity of his grants!
May all my wishes be fulfilled!!!
Posted by Roddick fan from Virginia
12/18/2010 at 11:18 AM
My wish list for 2011:
1) For AndyR to win Wimbledon (His fav) or The US Open (My fav).
2) For MardyF to be in the Top 10 by Cincinnati and finish in Top 10.
3) For SammyQ to make his first Major semi and finish in Top 16.
4) For JohnIs to make his first Major semi and finish in Top 16.
5) For the Bryans to win two Majors and finish #1 again.
6) For JamesB to finish in the Top 32.
7) For RobbyG to finish in the Top 40.
8) For RyanH to make a Major sweet sixteen and finish in Top 50.
9) For Team USA to Win Davis Cup.
10) For DonaldY, RyanS, MichaelR, RobertK, BobbyR, RajeevR, and JesseL to finish in the Top 100.
I feel all are possible with 1 and 9 the hardest and 2 and 6-8 needing full health by 28-31 year olds. 3,4, and 10 need improved play. 5 looks the easiest to fulfill, but things can happen to derail the simpliest of things.
Posted by x-fan
12/18/2010 at 11:42 AM
Here are the rest of my wishes for 2011:
5. A Masters Shield for these players: Gulbis, Berdych, Roddick, Cilic, Verdasco, Soderling, Ferrer, Youzhny, Monfils.
6. For Dimitrov (106) and Tomic (208) to finish 2011 within the top 100.
Posted by Arun
12/18/2010 at 02:59 PM
Ok. I do have a wish. I wish that the people in media drop their narrative crap and their tendencies to overstate/understate certain things just to suit their narratives.
Posted by wilson75
12/18/2010 at 03:26 PM
"Ok. I do have a wish. I wish that the people in media drop their narrative crap and their tendencies to overstate/understate certain things just to suit their narratives."
Posted by Mrs Tennis
12/18/2010 at 04:45 PM
I have two wishes:
1. Rafa wins the AO and successfully defends all of his titles.
2. Tennis Channel gets rid of that crawl running along the bottom of the screen ruining everything and making the screen distortedly shorter and all it does is run the same thing over and over and over and over and it is soooooooooooooo annoying!
That'll do it for me.
Posted by Corrie
12/18/2010 at 04:47 PM
I'd like to see Henin decide to get independent and go coachless for a while, and consequently win a major. That might get her to grow up.
I'd like to see Robin progress further up the rankings with more big wins.
Angel, thanks for telling me it was Gonzo's hip. Those injuries are hard to come back from but I'd like to see him win something big before he retires, with of course, his forehand really zinging.
I'd like more Fedal finals with Roger improving the h2h by playing aggressively.
Posted by observer
12/18/2010 at 05:40 PM
My wish list is very simple...
ATP: Calendar slam for Federer
WTA: Calendar slam for Maria
Failing that, I'd like for Fed to at least stop Nadal from having all 4 slams at once (no animosity behind this wish... it would just be sad for me to see Nadal do something that Federer wasn't able to), and for Maria to win Roland Garros (lololololol) so that she'll have the career slam.
Posted by Diane
12/18/2010 at 06:13 PM
Love the calendar slam for Roger but really do we think that can happen?
All my ATP wishes revole around Roger, but I wouldn't be upset if Andy Roddick could steal a slam or Novak or even Andy Murray. Not a Nadal fan so I hope someone can steal his thunder this year!
WTA wishes include Serena getting healthy, Vee winning a slam and I don't care which one, and Maria returning to her former level and being a contender in the slams. That may not happen for Maria as she is now engaged and planning a wedding....a little distracting but her shoulder status may be the issue that prevents her from getting back to elite status.
Really do wish that there were more young Americans that could make an impact in the new year.
Posted by manuelsantanafan
12/18/2010 at 06:17 PM
First wish (which will certainly go unrealized):
That all ATP and WTA players--especially Juanqui, Kimiko Date Krumm, and the Ever Persistent and Wonderfully Fragrant Hammer of Chengdu--enjoy perfect health at the majors, so that they have the opportunity to play their best at those tournaments.
Second, arising out of the fact that I'm extremely self-centered:
I'd like my rose-colored glasses to make their way back to me from Florida. Altho i seldom have the desire to use those spectacles, on occasion they provide an interesting--if delusional--change of pace in the tennis-viewing experience.
Posted by manuelsantanafan
12/18/2010 at 06:21 PM
I, apparently, have the most recent posts on three separate Pete Bodo TW threads.
Such a situation would be cherished by some women I've known who've insisted--usually successfully--in "having the last word."
Not trying to steal the last word from MSF, LOL, but wanted to say how much I enjoyed reading everyone's wish lists. :) Thanks!
I can never think of anyone other than Mary Archer as being "fragrant". :)
Posted by Kristy
12/19/2010 at 07:10 PM
Boy, am I late to the Deuce Club. I'm supposed to be in London but my flight was canceled due to snow there. So I'm in limbo - going Tues., praying the snow will be gone by then.
Roddick fan, I share your wish for 2011 -- for Andy R. to win either Wimbledon or the U.S. Open.
He has to channel his 2009 form -- he has to get back to that. I fear he's too stubborn to look at his weaknesses.
I also wish Federer could defeat both Nadal and Djokovic in important matches. I don't like to see his power wane. I think I'm a Fed KAD by now. Gulp! How did that happen?
I wish voice mail systems would stop using that idiotic voice telling you in absurd detail how to manage the "leave a message at the tone" Giant Task. So difficult we all need to be told Every Single Time how to manage it.
Sorry for OT! If I don't see/talk again here, happy hols to all.
Posted by warren
12/20/2010 at 06:57 PM
My wish list is for Roger to win at least two slams and be # 1 again. Then for Thomas and Jurgen to win the other two. Cheers for a Joyful Christmas and a Bountiful New Year!!!!
Posted by Pat frm Philippines...
12/22/2010 at 05:19 AM
my wish list for 2011...
1. for vee to win a slam... i would take any... (and no sudden letdowns pls...)
2. for rere to be healthy... and give us entertaining matches... and win a slam again... greatness lies ahead
3. for nole to win his 2nd slam... would love to see him win the USO
4. for dmitrov, krajinovic, and berankis to become top 100 by the year's end...
5. for andy murray to win a slam... no more heartbreaks please...
6. for rafa to complete a "rafa slam"... would love to see him with all those 4 trophies together
7. for vee and rere to play fed cup... so they can play the olympics the year after...
8. for aggie to be top ten again... would love to see drop shots, lobs, nifty slices all over again...
9. for andrea petkovic, dinara, sveta, monfils to continue tweeting all day...
10. for jeson patrombon to win a junior slam.. and become an inspiration to young players from our country!!!