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BeHappy
06-05-2012, 01:34 PM
I hardly ever see him play, and when I do he looks sullen and overweight. Why has he stopped applying himself? He only has a year or 2 of peak athleticism left anyway.

bjk
06-05-2012, 01:42 PM
I hardly ever see him play, and when I do he looks sullen and overweight. Why has he stopped applying himself? He only has a year or 2 of peak athleticism left anyway.

Knee injuries. Just got married, or maybe fianceed.

SStrikerR
06-05-2012, 01:50 PM
He's old, nowhere near his former level, and probably just frustrated with himself.

FlashFlare11
06-05-2012, 01:55 PM
It's sad. I miss James. What a backhand!

okdude1992
06-05-2012, 01:58 PM
It's sad. I miss James. What a backhand!

? his return and forehand were his best shots

big ted
06-05-2012, 02:00 PM
hes probably not as quick as he used to be and quickness was one of his biggest strengths

FlashFlare11
06-05-2012, 02:01 PM
? his return and forehand were his best shots

I'm a sucker for one-handed backhands, regardless of their usefulness. :)

But yeah, a very good player all-around. I don't like many of the American players, but he's one of my favorites.

Larrysümmers
06-05-2012, 02:08 PM
probably said Eff it and is cashing in at expos and other events. i see once in a while in american tournys. his ranking must be pretty low by now

Swissv2
06-05-2012, 02:08 PM
Probably got a hot gf that he proposed to, and is distracted like Roddick is.

Flash O'Groove
06-05-2012, 02:11 PM
I'm a sucker for one-handed backhands, regardless of their usefulness.

On of the few who didn't rely so much on the serve.

Fee
06-05-2012, 03:01 PM
He is engaged, and he has been dealing with an injury or two (knee for sure). He played Roland Garros and lost in the first round. I'm pretty sure this is his last year on tour, his body is just too banged up to play his style of tennis. He had a decent career, I'm sure he will retire with very few regrets.

consigliere
06-05-2012, 03:04 PM
I miss him, he's got to be one of the most likeable american players ever, imo.

RogerRacket111
06-05-2012, 03:04 PM
His game style of little margin for error and reliance on his speed that is not there is not working out for him. Time to call it a career

IvanisevicServe
06-05-2012, 04:45 PM
He might just want one more US Open match. If his ranking isn't high enough, good shot at a wildcard, where he can formally "say goodbye."

I think he was at around 95th in the world prior to the French Open or something. I remember reading a recent interview he did where he was saying he needs surgery, but he's not going to bother until after he's retired, since he's nearing the end of his career anyway.