Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by Clemson_tennis, May 28, 2012.
Yea, if a tennis player is not in the top 50 by 18 they'll never make it.
this is only college success right klahn and johnson are my fav
pffft, that's silly, of course, but if they aren't in main draws by 23, it needs to happen real soon.
I was more commenting on how difficult SJ was finding it against a 16 year old nobody..
Love the armchair QBs here. You don't know if SJ just played the best or worst tennis (or something in between) of his life. He could have been 100% healthy or had the worse case of the flu. Point is you don't know, but you spew that he should give it up cause of a match he won. Why don't they all just quit anytime they don't have a perfect crushing win? Quick to judge, impatient society of ours.
Maybe the 16 yr. old is better than a random nobody, maybe he had a great game plan, maybe he played the best match of his life, maybe SJ is hurt, maybe SJ has flaws in his game or mental game that are exposing him to have closer matches than he should have, maybe we don't know exactly what happened.
Not sure of the actual age average for the top 100 but I think I remeber it's around 23 or 24 years of age. I'm open to corrections.
Steve Johnson served for the match at 5-3 in the second set. Because he was broken, he had a long match. I guess holding serve in that one game, or not, determines whether his pro career is hopeless. That's a lot of pressure for one game.
Excellent post. Can always count on you to say it better.
lol. Pro career intact as he qualies for AO. Way to go Stevie!
How can you even say that, Fedace? He's not even half the player Steve Johnson is.
Easy Answer: Lisa Raymond
Nice one Feddie, you can do better than that. Can always count on you for logic and bias. The thread title is Greatest college players of all time, not Greatest college players in your own mind.
LOL, Thank you for the Federer inference. but I am really a Murray fan. Anyhow, if you bother to pick your brains at all, Bradley Klahn won NCAA championships in singles before Steve Johnson. but Steve did make his mark in NCAA with very strong NCAA team, USC. it helps to have a very strong team behind you.
Yea, why bother letting the facts get in the way of reality?
Or that team is a great team because Steve Johnson is on it.
Mac and Connors are the GOATs but Johnson, Devarrman, Pernfors are MVPs for careers in last 30 years.
what does the team thing have to do with individual wins? why do you keep digging a bigger hole ??
Again look at what Alex O'Brien did back in early late 80's-90's
Triple Crown in 1992, 4x All-American
But in present time big cases for Johnson and Devarmann
Okay Fedace; let's look at it like this: Johnson won 2, TWO singles championships and four team titles. What's Bradley won, one singles championship? Last time I checked, 2 is more than 1.
What does winning the singles title have to do with how good your team is? I would think not having to play so many team match like Standford vs. USC winning would be an advantage to Klahn and keep him from being so tired for the singles. Oh well, so much for logic.
Johnson, 2 NCAA singles titles, 4 team championships
Klahn, 1 NCAA singles title.
If the standard used is the number of consecutive single's championships won, then the hands down winners are Malcolm Chase and Francisco "Pancho" Segura. They both won it an amazing three times in a row, an accomplishment that truly distinguishes them from the rest of the pack.
Johnson is now 69 in the world. Pretty crazy for a guy who was a middle of the pack blue chip recruit entering USC.
Steve Johnson tennis recruiting page
This would be like Logan Staggs(similar pedigree to Johnson entering college) becoming a dominant college force and then going to #69 in the ATP.
DEVIN BRITTON !!! Won as a freshman the ncaas !!! Robert Lindstedt, grand slam doubles winner!!! And then the Bryans..they were the best i think
Timon Corwin was an 8-time All American at Kalamazoo College. Won singles championship and team championship. Certainly worthy of an Honorable Mention effort.
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