I kind of agree with ABF. These youngsters probably aren't good enough or let's say, they don't belong to the same category as Nole, Andy, Del Potro etc. But we have to keep in mind, when these players showed up, there were only two players dominating the men's tour as opposed to now, where we have 4/5 players dominating the tour. So in other words, it got tougher even for the top players. How the youngsters feel about it only God knows, but one thing is very noticeable is that, they are all suffering from a mental letdown and it shows in their matches, especially when they are up against those top players. But as Prodigy said in one of his posts, things change and they sometimes change fast, so what we have now is not necessarily a sure indication of the future.
Anyway, expecting a very good game from Andy today. He has no reason to take Seppi lightly.
yeah... im not trying to negate the young players abilities ..just trying to put some perspective to the disjointed media hype. At the moment its very difficult to gauge where these young players are in their development if we comapre them to Fed,Rafa,Nole,Andy and Del Po. These current top guys are unique to tennis in that whilst they all have outstanding and varying abilities in tennis they share the common demoninator in that they all seek to be the very best and so being in such a high level grouping pushes the other onto better themselves. The bottom line is tho.... They seek it. I dont see that in the current group that the press and some fans are hyping. They all seem to throw their toys out the stroller the first sign things arent gonna go their way. Im not sure that the winning mentality can be instilled or induced via maturity. I think its either there or it isnt.
Yup...Seppi will not be an easy match ...id also say the toughest since Fed in Oz Open. Despite Andy's good h2h against him. He never gives up. Andy needs to find his form soon....or he'llbe right up against it going into the clay season and arguably his best surface grass.