Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Sean Dugan, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Sean Dugan

    Sean Dugan Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
    I caught some of his match versus Henman. I was really impressed by him.......had heard of him before....the next Goran, etc. I though he was better off the ground than Goran, volleyed better, and seemed a lot less flakey. He has a real nice game for grass. Big Serve! And only 20.......I'm thinking future Wimby champ, but then I remembered Alexander Popp made it to the semis a few years I guess you can't really tell. And then there is the Timster with 217 consecutive trips to the semis.....and always a bridesmaid. Anyone else think this Ancic kid is for real? Could be a contender at the Open as well.
  2. @wright

    @wright Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    I was also impressed by Ancic, my first time to see him was at the Ordina Open vs. Schalken, whom he pummelled nicely. I think his game is a very close cross between Krajicek and Ivanisevic- they both won wimbledon, so...He also gave Roddick a scare on grass before W this year. If he continues to improve his serve, volleys, and groundies, he'll be tough to bet against.
  3. Kobble

    Kobble Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    I think he is contender for sure. He has very little fear to go for his shots, especially, when he is on his game. Be it volleys, serves, or groundstrokes, he goes for his shots. Except for experience deep in the draw of majors, he has no real weakness. At 20 years old, he may have the most rounded game I have seen, and he is improving more rapidly than most. Sean is right, he is a lot like Krajicek and Ivanisevic. He has a similar rhythym on the serve to Krajicek, and he comes to net often on grass. However, he has a better forehand than Goran, and a better backhand than Krajicek. IMO, if he starts to chip&charge he will have more options on the return than any player in the game. I believe he could break the top 20 with the right results this year.
  4. pound cat

    pound cat G.O.A.T.

    Feb 22, 2004
    I like his calm court presence. He literally prowls around, and makes a clear statement that he is there to win the match. He has steadily progressed since 2000 when he turned pro, & after Wimbledon he is #12 and could be a contender for the masters Cup. Amazing how a huge win at Wimbledon in R1 positively affected tha careers of both Ancic and Karlovic.

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