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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #90 on: March 29, 2010, 09:43 AM »
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This is completely off-topic, but I just had to register my disbelief somewhere.

Speaking of quizzes, here's a quick one.

Who's the current US number 2?

John Isner? James Blake? Sam Querrey?
 
Wrong, wrong, wrong.

It's Tommy Haas. Work that one out.
Tommy (no longer Thomas) Haas became an American citizen on 27 Jan and as from 25 March he officially started competing for the USA, which country he could represent in the DC in September after recovering from hip surgery.
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #91 on: March 29, 2010, 11:30 AM »
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Well, not at all surprising - he's been a long time resident and obviously plans to remain in the US - also, he will have dual nationality, so everything to gain and nothing to lose ........
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #92 on: March 29, 2010, 11:33 AM »
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Alex Ward and Dom Inglot are surging up the rankings.  If you bothered to check for yourself the progress some of the guys are making rather than just believe all the drivel the from the press then maybe you'd have a better idea.  It's time you got a brain and started thinking for yourself rather than letting others do the thinking for you.  Stop following like a blind sheep and look beyond the newspaper crap.  Who wants to hear about the good things when you can hear about the bad things?

All the players in the French Open are already ranked and Bally currently has a very good ranking. Doubt you've ever heard the name but Anna Smith is having just as good a year as Bally, maybe you should try and broaden your horizons a it mate and stop being so condescending and dismissive about stuff you clearly have no idea about.

Also Andy Murray isn't going well, he's been pretty cr.ap lately if you haven't notcied.


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Lollaaaaaage.  yay
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #93 on: March 29, 2010, 12:05 PM »
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You might find this article from The Times online dated November 2007 helpful.  http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article2871533.ece
The serious injury referred to was Andy's torn tendon sheath in his right wrist.

Basically, in 2006, young Murray demanded of the LTA that he be given the best coach available, i.e. Brad Gilbert.  This was at considerable expense to the LTA but they agreed and signed Gilbert up for a 3 year contract.  18 months later they split - hardly surprising, as they were forced to be in each other's company almost 24/7, even having to share the same hotel bedroom (something the LTA has since dispensed with).  Imagine that - a teenager and a man 30 years his senior?  Gilbert objected to Murray's love of playing video games and pop music, and also claimed that he was too argumentative:  Murray got fed up listening to Gilbert talking about tennis all the time.  Andy was certainly entitled to make up his own mind about things, but the LTA were understandably not too happy, although they did successfully renegotiate BG's contract in order to retain albeit a more limited amount of coaching services from him.
 

Yeah but I'm biased. Andy knows best! He IS the PLAYER after all. If HE doesn't know what's best for him who does?

And WHO would want to spend 24/7 with a non-stop gramaphone record like Brad Gilbert? Gimme a break!!!
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #94 on: March 29, 2010, 12:21 PM »
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This is completely off-topic, but I just had to register my disbelief somewhere.

Speaking of quizzes, here's a quick one.

Who's the current US number 2?

John Isner? James Blake? Sam Querrey?
 
Wrong, wrong, wrong.

It's Tommy Haas. Work that one out.
I mentioned that a few days ago. lol
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #95 on: March 29, 2010, 09:45 PM »
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Lollaaaaaage.  yay
Unedited version was disgusting.  Don't know why folk like him become members of MW in the first place. Frown
Yeah but I'm biased. Andy knows best! He IS the PLAYER after all. If HE doesn't know what's best for him who does?

And WHO would want to spend 24/7 with a non-stop gramaphone record like Brad Gilbert? Gimme a break!!!
Perhaps if they hadn't had to spend so much time in each other's company, things might have lasted a little longer.  There's no doubt he got Andy going.  He played aggressively while he was with Gilbert, something which has unfortunately changed, but if he's happy with Miles, well ...
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #96 on: March 29, 2010, 09:50 PM »
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Sadly, I didn't see the first version.

Plus what I said in the first place was right anyway. The two he mentioned have obviously "surged up the rankings" as they were close to 1000 last year... not ******* rocket science. One of them was 24 as well haha. Utter joke, men's British tennis is down the pan, look at the Davis Cup ffs. Fair play for Skupski for their titles last year though.
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #97 on: March 29, 2010, 10:00 PM »
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Perhaps if they hadn't had to spend so much time in each other's company, things might have lasted a little longer.  There's no doubt he got Andy going.  He played aggressively while he was with Gilbert, something which has unfortunately changed, but if he's happy with Miles, well ...

From everything I have heard about Gilbert I believe he does run off at the mouth.  This would have been much easier for Agassi to deal with when he was being coached by Gilbert as he was a mature individual.  Whereas, when Murray was being coached by Gilbert it would have been an entirely different matter, and undoubtedly Murray would not have been able to cope as he was so much younger.  I recall reading an interview given by Murray when he first started with Gilbert and went to Ca and was actually living in Gilbert's house.  The thing that struck me the most about that interview was that Murray was "amazed by how friendly everyone was first thing in the morning and by the breakfasts that were served up".  This definitely made me wonder what he had been used to!  Don't know if you have ever heard commentary (ESPN) by Gilbert - he does rattle on, but is very very knowledgeable.  Anyway, it didn't work out and that is that.
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #98 on: March 29, 2010, 10:05 PM »
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/8593098.stm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/7535529/LTA-criticised-for-lack-of-transparency-by-the-All-Party-Tennis-Group.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/jonathanoverend/2010/03/british_tennis_failings_need_t.html
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #99 on: March 29, 2010, 10:36 PM »
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Here's proof that:

1) Draper has no interest whatever in grass-roots tennis.

2) He's a prime nobber.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/7436488/LTAs-Roger-Draper-was-all-promises-and-no-action-to-spread-free-tennis-around-UK.html
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #100 on: March 30, 2010, 12:31 AM »
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Sadly, I didn't see the first version.
 I was pretty shocked at time, although with hindsight it was so pathetic it was almost laughable - couldn't even spell the offensive words properly.  Reckon these types are more to be pitied than condemned.

From everything I have heard about Gilbert I believe he does run off at the mouth ... I recall reading an interview given by Murray when he first started with Gilbert and went to Ca and was actually living in Gilbert's house. The thing that struck me the most about that interview was that Murray was "amazed by how friendly everyone was first thing in the morning and by the breakfasts that were served up".  This definitely made me wonder what he had been used to!...
Yes, I read after their split that BG likes nothing more than the sound of his own voice.  I can understand why Agassi found him easier to deal with and wonder if a maturer Andy would have coped better, if they'd had had less togetherness.  As for the breakfasts, etc - Andy simply wasn't used to the high life, certainly he'd "roughed it" in Spain for two years, also Americans are much less reserved than us Brits.

Particularly liked the comment "There is often more spin out of Roehampton than a Rafa Nadal forehand".
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #101 on: March 30, 2010, 12:46 AM »
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Here's proof that:

1) Draper has no interest whatever in grass-roots tennis.

2) He's a prime nobber.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/7436488/LTAs-Roger-Draper-was-all-promises-and-no-action-to-spread-free-tennis-around-UK.html
Hope Tony Hawks reports on his meeting with the All-Party Tennis Group.  Whatever happens, Draper is not going to emerge from this smelling of roses. Very Happy
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #102 on: March 30, 2010, 05:43 PM »
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/tennis/article-1262119/All-gear-idea-Government-delivers-damning-report-state-British-tennis.html
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #103 on: March 30, 2010, 11:32 PM »
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Think you've got an attitude problem, quiz, and I don't find it at all acceptable on this website.   

Who in the world do you think you are?  Please don't put your nose where it doesn't belong and go away and mind your own business.  Who cares what you think is acceptable, I certainly don't.  Go back and wash the dishes or do some ironing or something.  I'm sure you must still have a few copies of today's Daily Mail you haven't read yet, or perhaps polish your photos of Murray around your house.  Or, alternatively do something productive and stop fan-girling and actually read what I wrote.

Not that I expect people like you to do that of course, far too arrogant to believe what I'm saying might actually have some truth to it.

Quiz, your post was completely unacceptable, please read the forum rules before posting again.

Various parts of your post have now been removed.

Sorry boss, won't happen again.

Lollaaaaaage.  yay

Typical, when you have no argument because you know you're wrong resort to humour and sarcasm.  You're not fooling anyone mate, just you who are falling into the trap laid by the press.  Would have thought people on this website, who clearly have enough of an interest in tennis to read about on the Internet in some form wouldn't be so stupid and actually be able to see through what the press's true motives are.  Clearly not the case here, I don't think someone force fedding you correct facts would be able to get them into you're brain which has been filled by untrue propaganda by the British press.  They are the Hitler and you represent the German public and the rest of the Nazis here, beliveing whatever you're told because the person saying it is supposed to be right.  We all saw how Hitler turned out, you're making a good attempt of going the same way about it.

Unedited version was disgusting.  Don't know why folk like him become members of MW in the first place.

You would think my name might give it away, but sadly I didn't realise that you're clearly too far up your own backside (note the change there boss) to actually think to do some proactive 'research'.  The informaton could easily be found out by clicking on my profile and you'd realised I joined to do Sir_Panda's quiz, which he then stopped doing which I am quite annoyed about.  Please carry it on Sir_Panda, the only thing this urine-poor website has going for it.

Don't know if you realise this boss but it's impossible to type a reply here.  Every time I type the reply box scrolls back up to the top so I can't see what I'm writing.  Anyway to make the  reply box bigger?

Sadly, I didn't see the first version.

Plus what I said in the first place was right anyway. The two he mentioned have obviously "surged up the rankings" as they were close to 1000 last year... not f**king rocket science. One of them was 24 as well haha. Utter joke, men's British tennis is down the pan, look at the Davis Cup ffs. Fair play for Skupski for their titles last year though.

Again, my expectations are clearly too high for the sort of members this website attracts.  Dom Inglot only came out of US Collegiate tennis last year, this being his first full year on the tennis tour.  You're point about them being 1000 last year is irrelevant, do you not think Murray and Federer were 1000 at one point in their careers?  You do't start off at the top, it is a long and treacherous journey, but every journey must have a beginning.  I know you're not the brightest bulb in the box but that is basic logic.  I would love to know how many of these players you condemn as no hopers you have actually seen in action.  If you don't know what you're talking about then don't talk about it, or don't act as if you know all the details.  Have you ever seen Alex Ward and Dom Inglot play?  For starters do you even know what they look-like.  Infact have you ever seen any other British man play apart from Andy and Ward and Evo in the DC?  Also bit of a grammar fail there.  Skupski is one person, Ken Skupski a tennis player from Liverpool (unless you were talking about his brother Neal, a less successful player).  He has had a lot of success recently as part of a team (i.e TEAM as in TWO people) along with Colion Fleming, where they have won a fair few Challengers (heard of them before) and a couple of ATP events.  Skupski have done nothing on their [sic] own, however Flemski have done pretty well.

Also boss would appreciate a bit of consistency here.  Please warn this joker about the obscene language he has used in that post.  No different to what I was saying.  Of course seeing as he has a lot more posts than me I doubt you'll listen but please try to make some sort of democracy, not just for those who think they are the big fish.  there is no correlation between post count and talking sense.
 
I was pretty shocked at time, although with hindsight it was so pathetic it was almost laughable - couldn't even spell the offensive words properly.  Reckon these types are more to be pitied than condemned.

Oh wow, new levels of stupidity here.  You've done well to out-do Ally.  I had to change the spelling of the words otherwise they would just come out of stars.  I'm really not that retarded to be unable to spell four letter words.   What do you mean by these types?  I appreciate your pity love but I think it's bingo night tonight so scuttle on now and leave this Internet malarky and tenns thing to those who understand the facts.   Good girl.
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Re: The current state of British tennis « Reply #104 on: March 31, 2010, 06:35 AM »
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Quiz, I think you need to stop posting here and spend some time looking for your marbles.

You could also get the phone book out and find the nearest anger management class. You sure as hell need it.
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