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Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Ariel, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. Ariel

    Ariel Rookie

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    Who are in your opinion the newer balls for the game, now that the Safins, Federer, Roddick and Ferrero have GS under their belts?

    My obvious picks? Nadal, Joakim Johanson and Richard Gasquet. Special mention to Juan Monaco, a rising claycouter.
     
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  2. guernica1

    guernica1 Semi-Pro

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    The #1 junior of last year Baghdatis is already top 200 and from what I read is going to be a very good prospect.

    stevegtennis.com has a Young Guns excel file that tracks young prospects in their futures, satellite and challenger matches.

    According to that Almagro from Spain (another one!) is also a good one to follow. Supposedly very very good.
     
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  3. sseemiller

    sseemiller Rookie

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    Obviously, I'm biased towards Nadal. :lol: But Gasquet really is posting some good results in Argentina and Brazil. They definitely are ones to watch.
     
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    python Semi-Pro

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    Is Nicolas Mahut of France still considered promising by the French Federation?
     
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  5. Max G.

    Max G. Hall of Fame

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    Maybe this Juan Monaco character? He appeared last week on clay, went 2-1 in his first ATP tournament. This week, upset Massu in round 1... he's young, 19 I think. Coria spoke very favorably of him.
     
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  6. Starlite

    Starlite Semi-Pro

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    Newer Balls please...

    The article says Berdych, Djokovic, Baghdatis, Warwrinka, and Almagro are mentioned also!
     
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  7. Steve Huff

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    Baghdatis is a very good player. I don't think he has the weapons to win a grand slam though. I think he'll consistently be in the top 10, maybe top 5, but it will come from being consistently in the semi's and quarter's, not from winning. His best chance would be similar to Coria's at the French a couple of years ago (although he lost) when all the seeds get knocked out early by someone playing extremely well that day.
     
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