Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Earthquake, Apr 13, 2004.
Go Go Paradorn
I think he might win any Master Series.
he's kinda been of the radar since he lost to Agassi at the AO, he has a great game, but needs to be a little bit more consistent
I like him, but unfortunately, more consistency is needed.
Yeah, he needs a real coach at this juncture in his career.
Someone on TV mentioned that Paradorn's tennis roughly parallels Agassi's early in his career. If you watch Paradorn, he goes for more down the line ground strokes than any other player. This, according to the TV expert, is a sure fire way to either win/lose the point outright. The lesson from this was that Paradorn needs more patience, to work the point, and consequently play more crosscourt balls.
I agree that he have to look for a new coach but ....
You know ? By tradition, Thai people are grateful to their parents.
In this Paradorn's case, he and his dad have to fight for many years for being an ATP Player so Paradorn loves his dad very much.
I assume you are Thai, Earthquake?
blahh.. i bet he's black
I don't mean to sound cynical but I always thought the coverage of this guy is totally overblown. A marketing stud for the ATP to win marketshare in asia.
I don't mind it, they don't overshow him like they do Agassi or Roddick. And he's exciting to watch.
He's similar to the early Agassi in how he's a power baseliner who goes for lots of down-the-line shots - but the similarity doesn't go too much further, I don't think. Srichaphan can't take the ball anywhere near as early as Agassi could; also, unlike Agassi, his serve is a major weapon for him. And he has a one-handed backhand, too.
I see the similarity, but I just think people make too much of it.
...though I guess it IS true that if, like Agassi, he learned to play the percentages, he'd be better.
As for switching coaches - I don't necessarily agree. His father never was a tennis player - he must have coached by asking other people for advice, by looking up what he needs to teach Paradorn, and so on.
If he continues to do this, there's no reason why anybody else needs to be a full-time coach. If his father suddenly thinks he knows everything and is trying to coach Paradorn himself, without outside input - that's a bad idea. But as long as he's doing his job the same way he did before, Paradorn is fine.
Paradorn is a flashy player, he needs to be consistent. I agree with him needing a new coach, his dad has done well up to this point, now he has got to make the switch. I heard that he was a nice guy in the pro tour but needs more than that to win. He doesn't have a chance to win this one.
On his day he's as irresistable as Agassi, he gets momentum and he's hard to stop. I enjoy watching him, a modern powerful player with a decent all court game, albeit with a little bit of net work to do. He's very uncomfortable on the dirt though and that down the line stuff is not how you see the Spaniards and Sth Americans do it - well not until they are pretty sure they can take the point there and then.
One problem he seems to have is that he often starts slowly and I'm loosing count of the number of times he'll drop the first set and then rally back. Living in Asia I'm not aware he gets overly covered out here either - but as he usually figures well in tournaments I guess channels don't need to go hunting for him.
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