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TheMagicianOfPrecision
10-23-2009, 07:25 AM
WOW!! :shock:

I just watched this guy for the first time ever, hes got GAME!!
He beat Joachim Johansson 7-6,6-3 to advance into the semifinals.
He had 60% 1st serves in
18! aces
46! winners
9 unforced errors

This kid will be top 10 before 2010 season is over!

PhoenixRising7
10-23-2009, 03:21 PM
WOW!! :shock:

I just watched this guy for the first time ever, hes got GAME!!
He beat Joachim Johansson 7-6,6-3 to advance into the semifinals.
He had 60% 1st serves in
18! aces
46! winners
9 unforced errors

This kid will be top 10 before 2010 season is over!

do you mean Thomaz Bellucci?

no he won't. Johansson played horrible tennis. Bellucci is a clay-court specialist. That's not enough to ever be more than Top 20-30.

IvanAndreevich
10-23-2009, 03:28 PM
do you mean Thomaz Bellucci?

no he won't. Johansson played horrible tennis. Bellucci is a clay-court specialist. That's not enough to ever be more than Top 20-30.

He's not a clay court specialist. How many times have you seen him play? He plays aggressive tennis, has a pretty good serve, aggressive ROS, nice forehand and decent backhand. For now, he is a poor man's Verdasco without the double fault bonanza.

Brned
10-23-2009, 04:13 PM
He's not a clay court specialist. How many times have you seen him play? He plays aggressive tennis, has a pretty good serve, aggressive ROS, nice forehand and decent backhand. For now, he is a poor man's Verdasco without the double fault bonanza.

More like a poor man's Djokovic considering his lack of fitness and his western-ish forehand.

As you said he has a good ground game with agressive strokes and an above average serve (when he's on) but that's it. He lacks a good mental game and has no plan B, also he's a chocker.

Off topic but here in Brazil we call him Sid (from the "Ice Age" movie). :)

IvanAndreevich
10-23-2009, 04:25 PM
More like a poor man's Djokovic considering his lack of fitness and his western-ish forehand.

As you said he has a good ground game with agressive strokes and an above average serve (when he's on) but that's it. He lacks a good mental game and has no plan B, also he's a chocker.

Off topic but here in Brazil we call him Sid (from the "Ice Age" movie). :)

You are right on pointing out his similarity with Djokovic - which is not a bad thing. He kind of looks like him too :)

I think he's a very promising player who is not getting the hype. He's quietly improving, and should be a threat in a few years.

Brned
10-23-2009, 04:46 PM
You are right on pointing out his similarity with Djokovic - which is not a bad thing. He kind of looks like him too :)

I think he's a very promising player who is not getting the hype. He's quietly improving, and should be a threat in a few years.

He's not getting the hype on this board but here in Brazil he is.

I'm not saying he's a bad player I do believe he has the potential to be a solid top 20 but some people here are blowing it out of proportion!

When Guga retired he left a huge gap and since then people went on a quest to find the "New Guga" in the same way people went looking for a new Ayrton Senna (I don't know if you follow F1 but here in Brazil it used to be a huge sport mostly due to him) and look what happened!! Huge expectations over Barrichelo and when the guy failed he was mocked to death.

I can see the same thing happening to Belluci... He already lost a Davis cup tie that he should have won...

Also he does not look to have the same coolness of Guga, he seens like the shy guy that get nervous when it really matters (just look how he retired at RG) and the extra pressure isn't helping.

I hope he can get over this things and fulfill his potential.

Gugafan
10-23-2009, 06:24 PM
Clay is his best surface...Next years claycourt swing will be a good indication of how far his game has come.

President of Serve/Volley
10-23-2009, 08:47 PM
He's not getting the hype on this board but here in Brazil he is.

I'm not saying he's a bad player I do believe he has the potential to be a solid top 20 but some people here are blowing it out of proportion!

When Guga retired he left a huge gap and since then people went on a quest to find the "New Guga" in the same way people went looking for a new Ayrton Senna (I don't know if you follow F1 but here in Brazil it used to be a huge sport mostly due to him) and look what happened!! Huge expectations over Barrichelo and when the guy failed he was mocked to death.

I can see the same thing happening to Belluci... He already lost a Davis cup tie that he should have won...

Also he does not look to have the same coolness of Guga, he seens like the shy guy that get nervous when it really matters (just look how he retired at RG) and the extra pressure isn't helping.

I hope he can get over this things and fulfill his potential.


As a F1 fan for a long time, Barrichello was never the next Ayrton Senna... Ayrton was simply the greatest driver of all time.

Now, Michael Schumacher would be the next Senna, which he certainly proved his worth.

Brned
10-24-2009, 03:43 AM
As a F1 fan for a long time, Barrichello was never the next Ayrton Senna... Ayrton was simply the greatest driver of all time.

Now, Michael Schumacher would be the next Senna, which he certainly proved his worth.

In the same way Belluci probably won't be the next Guga....

That's what I meant... Barrichelo never had the same talent as Senna but still people expected he would be his successor.

carlos djackal
10-24-2009, 09:36 PM
well he just got beaten by the small guy with a big game.........

IvanAndreevich
10-24-2009, 10:24 PM
well he just got beaten by the small guy with a big game.........

Anyone watch the match? Thomaz did come recover from losing the first but lost in the 3rd.

roysid
10-26-2009, 12:03 AM
Massa is good but he's no senna either.