10 Fearless 2012 Tennis Predictions: Djokovic Soars as Nadal Swoons

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10 Fearless 2012 Tennis Predictions: Djokovic Soars as Nadal Swoons
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2011 proved to be a fascinating year in tennis. The men saw a major shift at the top with Novak Djokovic surpassing both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to assume the top spot.

Nadal's fall was spectacular as the man of steel found himself dominated on tennis courts by the man from Serbia, Novak Djokovic.

The women crowned four separate grand slam winners while Caroline Wozniacki—who did not win one of the majors—maintained her status as the WTA World No. 1.

But that was then; this is now.

Time for our annual predictions on the upcoming year in tennis. In last year’s article, I managed to guess right about half of the time.

In baseball, hitting .500 is pretty darn good but in the prognosticating game it is fairly lackluster.

2012, however, promises to be a slam dunk.

Hold on to your rackets because the season opens in just a couple of weeks. Believe me, players and media hounds will hit the ground running.

This is what will happen in 2012—mark my words.

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