Hit with Davydenko & played a set

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  1. Cl1ntrock

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    i hit with nikolay and played a set recently..u wanna know anything>>??
    he is a great quiet guy who drills on court like a machine once u feed a ball.
    so intense its a joke..played first 2 eleven and the way he digs out balls
    and recovers is amazing..where others take 3 steps he makes 7..
    and give him quality shots otherwise u hit the rodeo and he wont let u out..
    punishes bad quality straight away..
    the set was a bit different..than feeding elevens out of the hand..
    he was hitting a more neutral ball..it was a great experience..
     
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  2. Lotto

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    God guys on this forum are hitting with a lot of pros recently~! Sounds cool. I'd love to hit with Federer. Dream come true that would be.
     
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    i don't think I would be able to hit anything back, if I were to ever it with federer. I would probably just stand there in awe or something.
     
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  4. diadorakuerten

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    What was your set score with Nikolay?
     
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    Effort!...
     
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  6. rubberduckies

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    I would try not to hit too much topspin to his backhand, so the rallies can last longer :)
     
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  7. Cl1ntrock

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    i was 2-4 break down and broke back held serve 4-4 and had 30-30 and thought..**** this guys top5 in the world(last year)..and lost the set 6-4..

    few months later i played juergen melzer,max gonzales,junqueira,rochus and al aynaoui...:)
     
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  8. luckyboy1300

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    are you nadal? lolz
     
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  9. Cl1ntrock

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    No mate..but tryin 2 play as good as i can
     
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  10. Lol,i have to agree. I would probably shake and wouldnt be able to hit a baloon
     
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  11. blackfrido

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    Have you played in a video game with Davydenko?
     
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    lies

    10 char
     
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  13. Staiger

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    and how do you get to play with Davydenko and you must be in the world top 500 if the scoreline you wrote is actually correct ?
     
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  14. DoubleDeuce

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    You taped the set, right?
     
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  15. WHSTENNIS

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    I second this.
    And this.
     
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  16. Cl1ntrock

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    jap i was top 500..current top 800 due 2 injury.. last year i played
    1.Bundesliga in germany and beat melzer and m.gonzales ..
     
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    your clint thomson right?

    good on yah man...some people where talking about you at the mildura futures...

    good stuff
     
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  18. Cl1ntrock

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    nikolai was last year 2..because i read the threads about people hitting with verdasco and guys replying interested i though i put my experiences out there..
     
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  19. crystal_clear

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    Good strategy~:)
     
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  20. Cl1ntrock

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    no way...what were they saying...havent been 2 OZ in while..love 2 head back this year for a few tourneys
     
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  21. Staiger

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    Davydenko--(----
     
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  22. pricey_aus

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    Just about how your ranking dropped a bit...but i heard u lost to greg jones a while ago in a future final yeah?

    where you at the ais?
     
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  23. pricey_aus

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    and buddy, i wouldnt be suprised. Heaps of lower ranked Aussie guys and Juniors get to hit with pro's through tennis australia. I know guys who hit with rafa, federer, cilic, roddick, blake, and alot of the girls. so no he is not day-dreaming
     
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  24. saram

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    Holy crap...a touring pro on TW. That's kinda cool...
     
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  25. Satch

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    this thread is useless w/o pics.
     
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  26. Staiger

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    fair play to him ! why didnt he say who he was earlier , I thought it was some kids making stuff up ..

    Nice one Clint , but you should have beaten Davydenko when you had that chance at 4-4... and shouldnt think too much who you playing .....
     
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  27. Cl1ntrock

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    No nothing 2 do with AIS..i am on my own..i had some viruses and ankle problems..rolled same foot a few tomes of court...bad news..i am in germany..yea i played greg in the final..he played well..

    mate..nikolay trains in germany 20 minutes from my place..i hit with his brothers son phillip 2..on monday i am set up with bjoern phau..there are a bunch of guys around were i live. ..petzschner,peya,meffert and so on..
    been working with em..bt their numbers every monday on atp are just better
     
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  28. saram

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    how heavy of a ball does davy hit?
     
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    okay...i'm starting to believe. do you have any pictures or videos?
     
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  30. Cl1ntrock

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    STAIGER u are right..

    well i am just cruisin through TW and putting some oppinions out there..
     
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  31. saram

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    I would imagine not many pros keep vids and images around for proof of hitting with another pro. I'm starting to believe as well. Kinda cool, no?
     
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  32. Cl1ntrock

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  33. Lotto

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    Have you ever hit with any of the Irish pros?? Louk Sorensen, Conor Niland, Colin O'Brien, James McGee?? Sorensen lived and grew up in Germany I think when his dad moved there........
     
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  34. Cl1ntrock

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  35. Staiger

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    Did you hit with Peya as well, his forehand is awsome ! a little flat but wow !
     
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  36. Cl1ntrock

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    i know louk..nice guy..played with him few tourneys and hit 2 years back..he was one of the guys 2 play with djokovics true raquet..he knew the head guy of wilson..and got the painted blade with a head raquet underneath it..
     
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  37. oneguy21

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    ok i believe you 89.63 percent.
     
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  38. Cl1ntrock

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    yeaa..trained with him..we were in one squad..hes back in austria now..great doubles player
     
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  39. Lotto

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    Yeah, he's still using it 8). He's been injured though. We missed him desperately for the Davis Cup against Ukraine. We needed him to take out Stahkovsky. Niland nearly did it in 5. But lost 7-5 in the 5th :(

    Are you similar standard as in would you have close matches? Do you think he could do well if he stays away from injuries??
     
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  40. Cl1ntrock

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    yea Y not..i mean thats the key..i wouldnt be hanging so far back if i had some consistencey..louk won a challenger ..and is a hungry player..
    we are all so close together..there are just some fine differences seperating from the top,,.all possible..
     
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  41. Staiger

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    I hit with Alex.Bogdenovic once , a few years back (you prob met him in one of the future events) , and you could really tell that he had the talent to become a top player ...He had great ground strokes , move well round the court and was hammering his first serve with great pace and accuracy (but you can start to read the serve after a while)
    Wonder what happened to him ?
     
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  42. Cl1ntrock

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    yea heard of him..dunno mate
     
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  43. jefferson

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    THat video of you volleying is textbook. I will use to show some of my lazy footed students! (if you dont mind that is) Tennis is your full time gig? Hope you heal up and make a splash this season.
     
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  44. Lotto

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    Yes, that is some crazy footwork. I wish my feet moved like that :neutral:
     
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  45. Cl1ntrock

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    hahaha..thank guys..and serious my coach wasnt 2 happy with that session..we are working on reaction volleys making on quick step 2 either side and keeping hand 4ward..staying balanced..i am in preparation at the moment gaining some fitness back 2 head out for tourneys in few weeks..
     
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  46. Cl1ntrock

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    yea tennis full time..
     
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  47. Lotto

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    You should try and get into the Irish Challenger??
     
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  48. Cl1ntrock

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    the one on syn grass..???ebelthite played well there once huh>>??
    and kickstarted zverevs carreer as well..i should think about it:)
     
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  49. Staiger

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    Thats the best drill to get you back on the track, players often lose their coordination if they had a lay-off
    and is that a Head Radical you are using or is it a paint-job?
     
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  50. Cl1ntrock

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    TKG237.1 head prestige MID..played prestige 630 b4
     
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