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Alan Mackin « on: July 25, 2006, 04:34 PM »
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Anyone interested in an Alan Mackin thread? I feel poor Alan gets overlooked, looked very impressive at the weekend. Don't know how old he is, how regularly he enters Challengers, stuff like that. If only he'd managed to hold onto his break in the fifth set against Bagdatis at Wimby he'd have been in the 3rd round against Grosjean!!!! (Pavel got injured in the second round and had to pull out) He seems to bang the ball pretty hard, hopefully he can have a run in a major. If BOGGLE can reach the QFs of Newport then I reckon Alan can do something in a tournie. COME ON ALAN!!!!!!
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006, 05:15 PM »
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Saw him having a knock about before the doubles on Saturday and he's definatly got his basic ground shots sorted.  clap He also looked very very impressive on the Sunday. A nice prospect for Britian but i feel he's still got a hel of a road to go. Needs to sort out where he wants to be and how he's going to get there.

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Birth Date:    11 August 1981
Birthplace:    Paisley, Scotland
Residence:    Bath, Great Britain
Height:    1.73 metres (5 ft. 8 in.)
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Current 52 week rank for singles:    367
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006, 06:20 PM »
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Anyone interested in an Alan Mackin thread? I feel poor Alan gets overlooked, looked very impressive at the weekend. Don't know how old he is, how regularly he enters Challengers, stuff like that. If only he'd managed to hold onto his break in the fifth set against Bagdatis at Wimby he'd have been in the 3rd round against Grosjean!!!! (Pavel got injured in the second round and had to pull out) He seems to bang the ball pretty hard, hopefully he can have a run in a major. If BOGGLE can reach the QFs of Newport then I reckon Alan can do something in a tournie. COME ON ALAN!!!!!!

That guy he was playing looked ;oled he had never seen a hard court before in his life!!!! The Commentators said that this is Mackins last year on the circuit because he is not preogressing anymore?!?!
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #3 on: July 25, 2006, 06:49 PM »
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I saw him hitting with Delgado on the first day of the davis cup tie. He looked very solid off the ground. He was smiling alot as well so he must enjoy his tennis.
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #4 on: July 25, 2006, 06:51 PM »
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I saw his match yesterday, live. He did look very good. At the beginning of the match his serve was awesome! Smile I was impressed!
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 01:41 AM »
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Yikes he's getting on a bit, 25-26 I think. But you know if Agassi can revive his career in his late twenties early thirties there's no reason why alan can't either. I hope he keeps playing andthe LTA keep backing him. I like his attitude, he seems to try hard and it would be worth continuing if he could reach the top 100. John LLoyd sounded very impressed, the other commentator was moaning as usual. John said that Alan had really improved recently, realising he had to take chances, he sounded quite taken aback with his play, so hopefully if he's DC captain he'll keep showing faith in Alan. Nice info Topspin. :P
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006, 12:24 PM »
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Yikes he's getting on a bit, 25-26 I think. But you know if Agassi can revive his career in his late twenties early thirties there's no reason why alan can't either. I hope he keeps playing andthe LTA keep backing him. I like his attitude, he seems to try hard and it would be worth continuing if he could reach the top 100. John LLoyd sounded very impressed, the other commentator was moaning as usual. John said that Alan had really improved recently, realising he had to take chances, he sounded quite taken aback with his play, so hopefully if he's DC captain he'll keep showing faith in Alan. Nice info Topspin. :P
I Really don't think we can compare Agassi to Mackin
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #7 on: July 26, 2006, 12:24 PM »
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I did wonder with that one!
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #8 on: July 26, 2006, 01:16 PM »
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I would have posted yesterday, but could not because my connection was really slow.

So you like Alan Mackin? Great news. Very Happy  I'd love to see more and more people supporting players from the lower tiers of tennis. The reality of British tennis is not the flash world of Andy, Tim and Greg but that of people like Mackin and Bloomfield. And embracing the reality is the first step to recovery.

I am not especially fond of Mackin, but I will follow his path and will shout my heart out for him as long as he has the three magic letters next to his name. Smile

But let me warn you.... I don't see Alan doing anywhere near what Boggo has done till now. You don't win five Challenger titles without any effort and Mackin is older than him but does not have a Challenger to boast as far as I know. But if Mackin improves miraculously and cracks the top 100, I'll be really really really happy.

Dont let that act as a deterrent, you should not support people just because they have a good chance of being successful.


Mackin is playing in the Nottingham Challenger this week.
http://www.murraysworld.com/messageboard/index.php/topic,2812.msg102341.html#new

He'll attempt to qualify for the Lexington Challenger which will be played next week I believe. I think that he'll skip it if he reaches the latter stages of Nottingham but does not get an SE into Lexington. I'll post stuff about what he is doing in Lexington here:

http://www.murraysworld.com/messageboard/index.php/topic,855.msg102339/boardseen.html#new
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #9 on: July 26, 2006, 05:36 PM »
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I Really don't think we can compare Agassi to Mackin

I looked to see the author of the quote expecting it to be Arka but it was not shocking
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #10 on: July 26, 2006, 06:58 PM »
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I base my comments on concrete facts and not amorphous assumptions...... I dont remember comparing the likes of Agassi to the likes of Mackin.

And in any case, I think that Iain wanted to draw a comaprison between the cases without meaning it word to word. Success has different meanings as far as Agassi and Mackin are concerned, yet success is something that they both crave for....
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #11 on: July 27, 2006, 01:37 AM »
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That is a good point Arka. We can't forget that a number of players have come through a lot later in their careers. Someone today was saying it was a pity that someone hadn't progressed sooner- I can't remember who it was but I do remember thinking get a grip, the blokes 20! I must say, although comparing Mackin to Agassi would be ludicrous I don't think we can write him off entirely, he could still have some success. Let's see what he can do over the next few years.
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #12 on: July 27, 2006, 01:06 PM »
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He'll attempt to qualify for the Lexington Challenger which will be played next week I believe. I think that he'll skip it if he reaches the latter stages of Nottingham but does not get an SE into Lexington. I'll post stuff about what he is doing in Lexington here:

Lexington is this week. It should be the Vancouver Challenger.

Sorry for the mistake people. hug
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #13 on: July 29, 2006, 04:06 PM »
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Mackin withdrew, hope he isn't injured.
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Re: Alan Mackin thread « Reply #14 on: October 25, 2006, 03:15 PM »
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If anyone here is a really, really big fan of Mackin and has some spare time on their hands please send me a pm. Thank you.
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