Discussion in 'Adult League & Tournament Talk' started by blackfrido, Jun 28, 2012.
wow he has put some weight on him :0
6.0 but some captains would put him at 4.5
Even in his prime he was a little portly- for an ATP level player.
That fat piece of crap? Impossible to tell from a 0:20 closeup video showing one serve, but I'd venture to say probably 5.0.
OTOH, this guy is a 7.0:
The Georgian Davis Cup captain must have been pretty desperate in 2010.
strong 5.5 in all you can eat, buffalo wild wings...
Didn't he have one great run a few years back? I can't remember which tournament.
Sheesh, talk about letting yourself go...
so...who is this guy? did he play for Georgia? Hard to tell how good he is from a serve.
He's playing Davis Cup for the country of Georgia in that video.
What is his name?
Know his age?
Do you have a longer clip of him playing?
You MUST be kidding me is that is the SAME guy! Research time...
born June 9, 1981
Ranking #42 singles in July, 2004
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Turned Pro: 1998
So 8 years of nothing turned that slim, hard-hitting guy into the guy in the OP????
Twas posed last year, he a ex ATP pro, so easy still 6.0.
If I didn't know who he was, I probably would have guessed 5.0 or 5.5 with a heck of a serve.
He isn't shaped like a normal pro.
Alright all you TT 4.0s with monster 130mph serves. Does it look like that?
But can he beat Kimiko Date?
if he was a rising 4.0 yes .... but as a falling 7.0 NO!
Let's all make fun of the fat guy! :-x
You can't take anything from such a short clip.
Thanks to whomever posted the better/longer footage of the other match.
Face it….People get older and let themselves go sometimes. You can't stay in peak performance forever.
Irakli Labadze is an ATP Tour player that reach a high of 42 in the world. He was on the Athens Davis Cup! You have to be a top world class player to make the team - even a country like Georgia.
Got to given him NTRP of 7.0! He won over $1.2 million.
Beat players - Agassi, Blake, Nieminen.
Here is a short bio on him:
Began playing tennis at age six at a local club with his father, Givi, who at age of 20, played on one of Russia's best soccer teams...He then began to play tennis at 33 and became a solid amateur player; mother, Ketino, also played tennis; younger brother, Kote, is studying law in Georgia...Favorite hobbies are playing soccer (not watching it on TV for too long) and chess (took four months of lessons when he was eight)...His favorite food is Italian because it's similar to Georgian...Enjoyed an outstanding junior career by reaching final at Wimbledon in 1998 (l. to Federer) and SF at European Championships in 1997...Finished as No. 10 junior in world in 1998...Considers his forehand as best shot...Has a 12-1 career Davis Cup record (8-0 in singles) in seven ties…Coached by Carl Wetter.
1999- Opened season with runner-up at U.S. Futures #1 in Orlando (l. to J. Blake) and two months later, reached QF at Philippines Futures #1 and SF at Philippines Futures #2...In May, reached final at U.S. Futures #4 in Vero Beach, Fla. (l. to Russell) and in October, a finalist in Mexico Futures #6 (l. to Peppas)...2000- Continued successful play in Futures events, by reaching QF in Miami and Orlando before winning title in Boca Raton (d. Daniel) in January...Moved on to Challenger level in March and advanced to QF in Lisbon followed by SF in Budapest and first title in Furth (d. Elsner)...Later advanced to SF at Linz and Cairo Challengers...In doubles, won back-to-back titles at Quito (w/F. Costa) and Santiago (w/Vemic) Challengers and reached final at Ho Chi Minh (w/Ullyet) and Budapest (w/Pescariu) Challengers...2001- Compiled an outstanding 29-15 record at Challenger level, including two titles...Reached ATP QF in Sopot and Shanghai...Posted career-best win over childhood idol Agassi in Shanghai...In doubles, reached first ATP final in Sopot (w/Savolt) and St. Petersburg (w/Safin)...2002-Finished in Top 100 for first time...Won two Challenger titles for second straight year...Defeated Boutter at Roland Garros for first career Grand Slam victory before falling to Gaudio in 2nd RD...First match at the All-England Club resulted in a four-set win against No. 18 seed El Aynaoui...First Challenger title of year came at Brest (d. Srichaphan)...Added title at Kiev Challenger title in September (d. Fraile) and one month later reached final at Brest Challenger (l. to Llodra)...In doubles, reached final in St. Petersburg (w/Safin)…2003- Finished in Top 100 INDESIT ATP Entry Rankings for second straight year…Performed well on Challenger circuit, compiling a 27-10 record and three titles…Had 6-17 mark on ATP circuit, including one QF…Reached only QF of season in Memphis, defeating Lisnard and Blake before losing to Vahaly in three sets…Advanced to 2nd RD following month in Delray Beach by winning straight sets match against Sluiter but fell to A. Martin in next round…Won three set match against Vahaly on clay in Houston before losing to eventual winner Agassi in 2nd RD…After reaching 2nd RD in St. P÷lten (l. to Saretta) failed to win another ATP circuit match until ending four month drought in Moscow with three-set win against Nieminen before losing to Calleri…Excelled on Challenger circuit in August and September by reaching finals in Monchengladbach, SF in Freudenstadt and winning titles in Kiev and St. Jean de Luz…Closed season with title at Dnepropetrovsk Challenger (d. Levy).
way to dig up an old dead post , kudos!
I think credit goes to blackfrido for reviving the thread since about 9 months had passed between his last post and the one before it. And then in his revival post all he did was add a link to a youtube video that someone had already put in post #7 of the thread.
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