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Alex Bogdanovic

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There are only so many chances...
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I think that once Bogdanovic breaks through the top 100, Lloyd should give him another chance.

lmao
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Boggo lost in the SF 7-6 7-5.
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Haha Bogdanovic in the top 100. That would only happen if about 50 players ahead of him died...
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/606/F16484097?thread=7363164&show=50

'Well done Baltacha a fearless and gutsy last set . Her compatriot Bogdanovic narrowly lost to Keck in the Sarayevo ATP-Challenger in a last set tie breaker.'

Unfortunately, Bogdanovic narrowly lost Frown

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Boggo been playing really solidly over the last few months.  yay

Also Beck's recently got into the top 100 after winning his last two tournaments and is likely to make it a 3rd tomorrow.
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That is true.  Boggo is in 155th position with 321 points.  Another 100 points (challenger tournament win) and he will jump to 128th position.   Can he do it ?  Finger's crossed.
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For all the twats on here who abuse Boggo:


With a new captain now at the helm, he HAS to make the decision to bring back the second best player in the country. Alex has won NINE challenger titles, that is seven more than any of the other contenders, and is currently nearly 100 places above the British number three. Without looking at the stats he has won against more top 100 players than everyone else put together and won many, many more against top 200 players than everyone else put together.

Many DC captains have made Boggo unfairly the scrapegoat after DC failures, and they have listened too much to the media who have jumped on Alex for his Wimbly performances. Before anyone calls me a hypocrite I did state before the Ukraine tie that Boggo should take a step aside to allow others a chance, but those other players have failed ABYSMALLY, and not taking their chance

Lets compare Boggo's DC record with others:

Boggo
L to Lleyton Hewitt WR 1 5-7 1-6 2-6
W against Todd Woodbridge UNR (CH 19) 6-2 7-6(4)
L to Noam Okun WR 147 6-7(3) 2-6 2-6
L Noam Okun WR 270 4-6 5-7 2-6
L to Agustin Calleri WR 41 3-6 1-6 1-6
L to Jose Acasuso WR 50 5-7 5-7
L to Jurgen Melzer WR 41 6-3 6-7(3) 2-6 1-6
L to Alexander Peya WR 164 6-2 4-6 4-6 2-6

On the face of it a 1-7 record not great. But four of the losses were against top 50 players. He pushed the world number one very hard in the first set on his debut when he was only 18, and then had a terrific win against one half of the best doubles combo the world has ever seen. They were a lamb to slaughter against Argentina away on clay. The Austria match he played great in the first two sets against Melzer, who had pushed Andy to five sets just weeks before, and was injured in the final match against Peya. The Okun matches were not great granted, and Alex was not in a great state mentally.

Baker
L to Bubka WR 495 3-6 6-7(6)
L to Cilic WR 108 4-6 4-6
L to Nalbandian WR 9 1-6 3-6 3-6
W against Calleri WR 41 7-6(4) 6-4

If I remember no coverage of Bubka match so not much to gauge from that, but was completely outclassed by Cilic and Nalby (who went 5-0 up in 10 minutes and didn't get out of first gear after that). Encouaging dead rubber win over Calleri, but obviously suffered illness soon after that so couldn't build on it. Could well be number three by the Turkey tie. A try hard player who has made the most of his talent and will not let you down.

Goodall
L to Illya Marchenko WR 224 6-7(2) 6-7(5) 6-7(5)
L to Sergeyev WR 398 6-7(3) 3-6

Not to bad a performace against Marchenko, who has since gone on to be top 100 (but didn't look that good at the time) but a dire loss to Sergeyev in the dead rubber. Is in a slump and has proven himself well capable of losing to players outside the top 1000. Not the man for the job.

Eaton
L to Stakhovsky 3-6 6-3 3-6 4-6
W against Marchenko WR 224 6-3 4-6 7-6(5)

Good performance but not comfortable on slow surfaces. More than capable of doing a job on grass or a fast indoor court, but we need to build a team that can perform on all surfaces.

Evans
L to Janowicz WR 261 3-6 3-6 6-7(5)
L to Przysiezny WR 678 2-6 1-6 5-7
L to Berankis WR 198 1-6 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3 3-6
L to Grigelis WR 521 7-6(6) 5-7 0-6 6-2 4-6

Losing two rubbers to Poland wasn't a disgrace, but only twice taking it to an extended set was not good. All encouraging signs against Berankis were thrown away in a poor loss to Grigelis. Proved himself way to flakey at the moment, hopefully will come back strong in the future.
 
Ward
W against Grigelis WR 521 6-4 6-2 6-4
L against Berankis WR 198 6-7(4) 6-3 6-4

Solid, if unspectacular debut. Beat someone he should have beaten, and lost to someone he should have lost to (although maybe should have pushed harder). Will be hard to drop, and the spots should be between him, Baker and Boggo. Was unlucky not to be picked before after play-off loss to Eaton and illness against Poland.

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Alex Wimbly losses should NOT be held against him, only Eaton out of the above (and he is not really a contender) has won a match there, and of the three main contenders (Ward, Evans and Baker) only Baker has won a set there. The media's portrayal of him should NOT be held against him.

The only thing the captain should look at is the fact he is our countries second best player, and with Andy RIGHTLY not playing, Boggo should be a shoe-in. He is the only British player to even play a challenger level match this year, others have lost in futures first rounds or attempted to qualify for ATP's which they are not good enough for. Their ambitions are either too low or two high.

BOGGO FOR DC.
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Have to agree with you, quiz. Ranked 150-odd, on form and regularly beating players ranked below him, Boggo would probably have won both singles against Lithuania.

Anybody else really, really, desperately want us to lose to Turkey? I want the full, grisly, freaky Friday, jobs-for-the-boys, incestuous, elitist, upside-down gin-club horror of British tennis to be exposed to the maniacal laughter of the watching world.

Tee-hee.
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Boggo may not want to play DC anymore, after everything that has been said about him, I wouldn't do it if it was me.
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BBC Sport - Tennis - Alex Bogdanovic confident of qualifying for Wimbledon
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Thanks Allan for this insightful interview.  Bogdanovic came across as nice, sincere person and it is good to hear him says that he is putting in the effort and doing the best he can.  From such a good speech, he has gained my support.
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yay
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"I just want to play tennis. I just love playing tennis."

Boggo HATES tennis.
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He gets a bad press, bless him, but the way he was playing on Monday, he doesn't really deserve it. Tough loss, didn't see the end but probably quite hard for him to loose it after being ahead. He holds a place in my heart, despite the often pants nature of his losses!!
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