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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10005 on: July 20, 2014, 02:41 AM »
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This is what happens when you put  wiz kid up against a real player.He has some learning to do.
The only way he'll learn is by playing against the experienced ones on a regular basis, and by 'experienced' I don't just mean the top players but the ones who have a good record and been on the Tour for a few years.

Also only if he has the dedication required to put in all the necessary hard work, plus the will and determination to succeed, will he have a good chance of getting to the top, otherwise, like so many promising youngsters before him, he'll drop out of sight pretty quickly.  There seems to be quite a few promising young players coming through but it'll be interesting to see just how far they get.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10006 on: July 20, 2014, 04:37 PM »
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I see Mayer has beaten Ferrer.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10007 on: July 20, 2014, 05:07 PM »
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I see Mayer has beaten Ferrer.
Quite an interesting scoreline as well, 7-6, 1-6, 6-7.  Unfortunately couldn't watch the match so don't know what went wrong for Ferrer in the 2nd set.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10008 on: July 20, 2014, 10:27 PM »
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Tuned into the Tomic/Karlovic final when it was 2-1 to Tomic in the 2nd, having taken the 1st 7-6.

It's now 3-3 in the 2nd which seems to be going with serve.  Commentary is in Hungarian so I don't know exactly what the state of play is.

4-3 Karlovic and Tomic has just had a MTO to have his left ankle strapped up.  Seems to be walking OK though.

5-3 Karlovic and it's now clear Tomic's ankle is hindering his movement a little.

Karlo takes the set 6-3.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10009 on: July 20, 2014, 10:56 PM »
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3-2 Tomic in the 3rd which again is going with serve.  Presumably the pain-killers have kicked in because he's moving quite freely now.

4-4

5-4 Tomic.

Tomic pulling stupid faces although I'm not sure why!

5-5

Tomic holds serve to love.  6-5.

Superb cross-court FH from Tomic to take it to MP, then he hits a FH long and it's back to deuce.

And now it's tie-break time.

4-2 Tomic.

MP Tomic, which Karlo saves.

And that's it.  GSM to Tomic.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10010 on: July 20, 2014, 11:31 PM »
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Tomic winning a title. The end is near...
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10011 on: July 21, 2014, 12:46 AM »
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Tomic winning a title. The end is near...
It's his 2nd ATP one.  Shame he's such an arrogant individual.  The smirk on his face at times made me want to slap it - hard!
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10012 on: July 21, 2014, 01:40 AM »
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Tomic winning a title. The end is near...
After hip surgery not that long ago that's pretty good.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10013 on: July 21, 2014, 02:07 AM »
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After hip surgery not that long ago that's pretty good.
Fortunately at 21 the body heals fairly quickly, which is why Raonic opted for non-urgent hip surgery a couple of years ago rather than put it off until later.

The other good news for Tomic is that his ranking now goes up by 54 points to #70.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10014 on: July 21, 2014, 03:26 AM »
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Fortunately at 21 the body heals fairly quickly, which is why Raonic opted for non-urgent hip surgery a couple of years ago rather than put it off until later.

The other good news for Tomic is that his ranking now goes up by 54 points to #70.
Seems recently a lot of tennis palyers are having surgery. That's why I feel very sorry for Laura Robson. Must tough watching her peers.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10015 on: July 21, 2014, 03:48 AM »
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Seems recently a lot of tennis palyers are having surgery. That's why I feel very sorry for Laura Robson. Must tough watching her peers.
I agree, and she was quoted in an interview just before Wimbledon as saying that "It is a bit depressing, because everyone's out there enjoying themselves, hitting the ball hard, competing, while I'm off to move my wrist a centimetre each way."

Unfortunately her youth doesn't seem to be helping her here, and it was the same with Delpo when he had surgery on his right wrist in 2010 and was out for several months.  Maybe though the fact that the wrist is reckoned to be the most complex joint in the body has got more to do with it than age when it comes to healing.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10016 on: July 21, 2014, 04:25 AM »
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It's his 2nd ATP one.  Shame he's such an arrogant individual.  The smirk on his face at times made me want to slap it - hard!

Tomic is not arrogant, he's just misunderstood. Not easy for him when he has a dick head of a father.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10017 on: July 21, 2014, 04:58 AM »
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Tomic is not arrogant, he's just misunderstood. Not easy for him when he has a dick head of a father.
Hi Proddy.  Haven't seen on you here for a while!

I agree about his Dad, but it unfortunately Bernard's continued off-court behaviour has only recently caused his management company IMG to split with him, thereby probably losing him millions of dollars a year in sponsorship.  Hopefully though this win might go some way to convincing at least some of his sponsors that he's still worth supporting.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10018 on: July 21, 2014, 07:00 PM »
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Well he proved this week in Bogota that when he's motivated he can do really good. He didn't play the best of Tennis but he was motivated throughout and had a great attitude even when he was in a losing position. I am not his biggest fan, but I don't dislike him either, I enjoy watching him when he's playing well and I hope he continues to keep this attitude up because it's not too late for him to make something of his career, he's only 21.
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Re: ATP/WTA Tour - The Other Players « Reply #10019 on: July 21, 2014, 07:52 PM »
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If this wasn't his best tennis - and I wouldn't know because I've only seen him play a couple of times before when he was playing rubbish - then it was a certainly a good solid performance, and I admired his attitude as well.  I thought the ankle problem in the second set might have hampered him mentally as well as phsyically, although it was obvious it wasn't too serious, but it didn't, and he held his nerve too in the final tie-break.

I may not like him as he comes across at the moment, but I too would like to see him go forward in his career, especially as his double hip surgery earlier this year was said to have given him 30% more movement, which makes you wonder how he managed to play tennis at all before the ops.

Unfortunately my feeling is that as along as he remains under the control of his father, who I think still coaches him, then he might continue to get nowhere.   
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