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marc45
03-31-2009, 03:52 PM
see, tennis can be played like this...we need to clone this guy (a healthy version) and get multiples of him, and her if ms. hopkins will allow, and spread them throughout the two tours for diversity

marc45
03-31-2009, 04:20 PM
sorry, didn't see the other threads, i see he's got alot of people excited, both personally and his style of play...we need more of this on both tours!

Sephiroth619
03-31-2009, 04:20 PM
He is one ugly guy.

kimbahpnam
03-31-2009, 04:23 PM
He is one ugly guy.

http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/sl_price/06/20/dispatch.one/p1_dent_si.jpg

aww come on....he's not THAT ugly is he?




...yes.

SourStraws
03-31-2009, 04:28 PM
lol.... He's not really ugly.... The frowny face though makes him look weird though

S.S.

roundiesee
03-31-2009, 08:35 PM
I agree with Marc; I caught a bit of his match with Fed and I thought he played really well; I especially liked the way he came in with such a low slice. Let's hope he stays injury free for the rest of the year. I think he could really climb the rankings again.

pabletion
03-31-2009, 09:12 PM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/sl_price/06/20/dispatch.one/p1_dent_si.jpg

aww come on....he's not THAT ugly is he?

DENT SMAAAAAAAAASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

saram
03-31-2009, 09:14 PM
I love seeing him on tour. Great personality, refreshing game and approach to the net...love it. Good luck TD.

nhat8121
03-31-2009, 09:31 PM
he does look like the hulk lol

Schills
03-31-2009, 09:59 PM
I agree with Marc; I caught a bit of his match with Fed and I thought he played really well; I especially liked the way he came in with such a low slice. Let's hope he stays injury free for the rest of the year. I think he could really climb the rankings again.

I too enjoyed the playing style. Unfortunately Federer stated in his interview that he enjoyed playing AGAINST this style. That's not good news. He also said this was the style he faced often when he first came on tour.

saram
03-31-2009, 10:01 PM
I too enjoyed the playing style. Unfortunately Federer stated in his interview that he enjoyed playing AGAINST this style. That's not good news. He also said this was the style he faced often when he first came on tour.

Yeah, but the Fed is one of the only few players on tour that have played Sampras. Outside of the Fed--not many on tour at the top have seen this. I'm not saying TD will rise to the top--but he can give a lot of people fits if he stays healthy.

kimbahpnam
03-31-2009, 10:03 PM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/sl_price/06/20/dispatch.one/p1_dent_si.jpg


I can't even picture him serving like that, he looks like he's five feet off the ground. Also, it looks like he might have been hit in the gut with a ball.

And is it just me or does his teeth look unusually large?

ruerooo
03-31-2009, 10:12 PM
DENT SMAAAAAAAAASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL. :lol:
The frowny face is a little startling when you first look at it.

The-Champ
04-01-2009, 01:34 AM
Yeah, but the Fed is one of the only few players on tour that have played Sampras. Outside of the Fed--not many on tour at the top have seen this. I'm not saying TD will rise to the top--but he can give a lot of people fits if he stays healthy.



Actually Hewitt has played sampras many times since he was 17 years old. Hewitt and dent has played each other multiple times as well.

VillaVilla
04-01-2009, 01:43 AM
DENT SMAAAAAAAAASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ahaha. Gold!

marc45
04-01-2009, 07:59 AM
Yeah, but the Fed is one of the only few players on tour that have played Sampras. Outside of the Fed--not many on tour at the top have seen this. I'm not saying TD will rise to the top--but he can give a lot of people fits if he stays healthy.excellent point, he provides a great contrast...one can only hope that somwhere at all the teaching acadamies some coaches are teaching some young players this style of play

pmerk34
04-01-2009, 08:03 AM
excellent point, he provides a great contrast...one can only hope that somwhere at all the teaching acadamies some coaches are teaching some young players this style of play

It would be nice to see some Tim Mayotte/Edberg/Rafter types come along again...

Banger
04-01-2009, 08:08 AM
Its definitely fun watching this style of play but he needs to lose about ten pounds if he wants to remain competitive during his comeback. Fed was absolutely toying with him in the second set.

tennis_hand
04-01-2009, 08:34 AM
u can argue he is not the best S&V.

but baseliners have been beating S&Vers recently. Stepanek, Dent, Lopez can be considered serve and volleyers, but their results are so so. Stepanek at least has a better result, but nowhere to beat the top 10 players.

Too bad pure S&V is a gone case in the pro level. The slower court, the higher bouncing ball, the poly strings have sucked them dry.... almost.

basil J
04-01-2009, 10:17 AM
I think the next generation of S&V players that are successful are the ones that have a balanced ground game as well. A lot of the past S&V greats had a big forehand, or good speed or one weapon. Today, you need a solid forehand & BACKHAND, so that you can stay in the rallies until you get the opening to charge the net. A pressing all court game would probably be a better definition than a S&V player. Just my 2 cents.

orangettecoleman
04-01-2009, 10:23 AM
He loses in a way that is both nostalgia-inducing and aesthetically pleasing.

Jonny S&V
04-01-2009, 10:26 AM
I can't even picture him serving like that, he looks like he's five feet off the ground. Also, it looks like he might have been hit in the gut with a ball.

He's hitting an overhead in this picture.

Hope Dent stays injury free!

kimbahpnam
04-01-2009, 10:35 AM
He's hitting an overhead in this picture.

Hope Dent stays injury free!

that makes more sense

Jonny S&V
04-01-2009, 10:37 AM
that makes more sense

Yeah, just look for Federer 2005/6 (can't remember which one) for a real contortionist on the overhead.

Frodo Baggins
04-01-2009, 11:38 AM
Now this one is Real!!! No joke.. If Dent gives Sombody Goosebumps Say The OP.. You gotta Wonder Whats Really going on???:shock: ;):lol::mrgreen: TeeHee!!!

Tennis Dunce
04-01-2009, 02:09 PM
DENT SMAAAAAAAAASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

BreakPoint
04-01-2009, 02:54 PM
I think the next generation of S&V players that are successful are the ones that have a balanced ground game as well. A lot of the past S&V greats had a big forehand, or good speed or one weapon. Today, you need a solid forehand & BACKHAND, so that you can stay in the rallies until you get the opening to charge the net. A pressing all court game would probably be a better definition than a S&V player. Just my 2 cents.
I think you've just described Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. :)

bladepdb
04-01-2009, 04:54 PM
any vids of his recent matches?

djsiva
04-01-2009, 06:06 PM
see, tennis can be played like this...we need to clone this guy (a healthy version) and get multiples of him, and her if ms. hopkins will allow, and spread them throughout the two tours for diversity

Yep, I agree, we should clone this guy so I can tile my bathroom floor with his teeth.

pmerk34
04-01-2009, 06:34 PM
I think you've just described Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. :)

You forgot to say "the Frenchman" before his name because that's what the media always does.

djsiva
04-01-2009, 06:48 PM
You forgot to say "the Frenchman" before his name because that's what the media always does.

I thought he was from Africa.

In)SpiRe
04-01-2009, 06:53 PM
DENT SMAAAAAAAAASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAHAHAHA :lol:

pmerk34
04-01-2009, 08:39 PM
I thought he was from Africa.

Obviously he isn't ethnically French

Bud
04-01-2009, 08:45 PM
He loses in a way that is both nostalgia-inducing and aesthetically pleasing.

:lol::lol::lol:

Funny!

J011yroger
04-01-2009, 08:48 PM
You forgot to say "the Frenchman" before his name because that's what the media always does.

Yo P!

How you doin?

Haven't seen you at the club this winter.

Is all well?

J

TheNatural
04-01-2009, 09:03 PM
he also described a faster Todd Martin. Tsonga is a worse version of Todd Martin technically but a way faster mover.

I think you've just described Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. :)

marc45
04-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Now this one is Real!!! No joke.. If Dent gives Sombody Goosebumps Say The OP.. You gotta Wonder Whats Really going on???:shock: ;):lol::mrgreen: TeeHee!!!let's face it, no matter how good the match-ups of the top four have been, they are all playing power baseline tennis for the most part...yes they have the ability to mix it up, but not really provide a stark contrast...i was truly excited to see this.....people may have forgot how good the sampras-agassi and mcenroe-borg match-ups were (and tsonga has the ability, but still too much baseline in his game for my taste...would love to see him be the guy that does provide the most stylistic difference though)

pabletion
04-01-2009, 10:49 PM
cmon... someone please make Dent as The Hulk, maybe photoshop him so he will be green????

he's gonna crush federer skull!!!

SMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASH!!!!

OJ ROD
04-02-2009, 02:58 PM
Yep, I agree, we should clone this guy so I can tile my bathroom floor with his teeth.

WTF?!?!?!?!

King of Aces
04-02-2009, 03:25 PM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/writers/sl_price/06/20/dispatch.one/p1_dent_si.jpg

aww come on....he's not THAT ugly is he?


Look a like:

...yes.

http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/images/street_fighter_blanka.jpg

fgzhu88
04-02-2009, 04:10 PM
agreed. We need more players who can give Roger more angles to hit from!!