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dominikk1985
04-22-2011, 01:47 PM
What do you think? He is certainly a talented player although he is not the most consistent guy to date.

Not an easy task to become the greatest Ukrainian though. medvedev reached a GS final, won 11 tournaments (including 4 masters tournaments) and reached no.4 in the world. can dolgo best that?

ilovecarlos
04-22-2011, 01:50 PM
Possibly. Alex's father was Medvedev's coach, wasn't he? If he works hard anything is possible.

rk_sports
04-22-2011, 02:40 PM
guy with 4 o's (as brad gilbert said) :) .. is without doubt way more exciting than medvedev and i hope he does much better

Mustard
04-22-2011, 02:43 PM
Medvedev won 4 masters series titles and frequently lost to the eventual champion at the French Open. Whether Dolgopolov can better that, we'll have to see.

billnepill
04-22-2011, 03:08 PM
I really hope he has higher goals than that. Not that it's an easy thing to do.
He has very good potential and I have the strange feeling he will not fight to fulfill his whole potential.

Moose Malloy
04-22-2011, 03:25 PM
What do you think? He is certainly a talented player although he is not the most consistent guy to date.

Not an easy task to become the greatest Ukrainian though. medvedev reached a GS final, won 11 tournaments (including 4 masters tournaments) and reached no.4 in the world. can dolgo best that?

Medvedev reached that career high of 4 at the age of 19.
Dolgopolov only cracked the top 100 when he was 21.

Not liking his chances.

CyBorg
04-22-2011, 03:48 PM
Medvedev reached that career high of 4 at the age of 19.
Dolgopolov only cracked the top 100 when he was 21.

Not liking his chances.

Clay court specialists frequently peak early. This is not a valid comparison.

Moose Malloy
04-22-2011, 03:56 PM
Never heard anyone call Medvedev a claycourt specialist before. Made finals on all surfaces in one year(1993) in an era where that wasn't common. Not exactly Berasategui or something.

anyway you cut it, its pretty rare for someone to take that long to crack the top 100 & ending up having a great career.

kishnabe
04-22-2011, 05:19 PM
Medvedev reached that career high of 4 at the age of 19.
Dolgopolov only cracked the top 100 when he was 21.

Not liking his chances.

Medvedev was phenominal when he was young but didn't live up to his billing after. Dologpolov might have just cracked the top 100.....but he is many more years to usurp Medvedev.

Federer wasn't top 4 when he was 19....he was top 50 but still it took him a while to even get to number 4 in the world....give Dolgo some time.

dominikk1985
04-22-2011, 06:03 PM
Medvedev reached that career high of 4 at the age of 19.
Dolgopolov only cracked the top 100 when he was 21.

Not liking his chances.

Who are the 20U Players in the top30?:D

tenis1
04-22-2011, 06:10 PM
guy with 4 o's (as brad gilbert said) :) .. is without doubt way more exciting than medvedev and i hope he does much better

So you are saying:

4 O >>>>>>>> 3 E

ananda
04-23-2011, 12:31 AM
Dolgolplov is from the UK ?

PCXL-Fan
04-23-2011, 12:48 AM
He he certainly could.

However if i were a betting man, I'd say no. From what I've seen of him I don't think he'll eventually develop into the calibre player to win multiple masters.

Zildite
04-23-2011, 12:55 AM
His favourite surface is clay going by what he did in the challengers, but he probably won't be winning many Masters or slams there while Nadal is still around.
I hope he does well in any case, fun to watch :)