Somdev Devvarman (IND) v Jerzy Janowicz (POL) [24]

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  1. woodrow1029

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    That is why the players are only right on approximately 3/10 challenges they make. The percentage of correct challenges may go up, but if so, it's because the players are starting to figure out that they don't see the ball very well, so they don't challenge some of the ones they used to.

    Of course, the percentage of correct challenges may go down on the ATP tour now with the new enforcement of the time violations when the players realize they can buy an extra 10-15 seconds by challenging a call at a tight point of the match, whether they believe the call or not.
     
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    As an aside, according to the ESPN website Jerzy "...couldn't afford to travel to Melbourne last year and had to give up his slot in the qualifying tournament". That's rough. He did well last year in terms of prize-money so I think we'll see a lot more of him. This is good.

    He's come a long way and the guy has quite a bit of talent. It's great to see different playing styles on tour. If he loses it during, what he perceives was, a bad call that's fine. He managed to win in the end.

    Almagro and the guys he will meet in the future won't give him that luxury.
     
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    I'm curious if his temper in this match is in or out of character? I think I watched most of his matches at the Paris Masters last year, and I don't remember seeing any outbursts. I'm guessing a lot of the challenger tournaments he would have been playing in over the past few years don't use hawkeye so I'd be curious to see if anyone saw him back in the day and can say whether or not he was known as a bit of a hot head. I like fiery players so I don't mind the occasional outburst, but for his sake I hope it was an out of character moment.
     
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    Explosive ground strokes and serve are certainly the staple of Jerzy's game. But these hilarious comments seemingly dismiss all the other dimensions of his game. Jerzy has proven his no one trick pony.

    Well anyway, people only see what they want to see.
     
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    To be fair to Ryan in the comparison, before Paris last year JJ was ranked #69 or so. Ryan would love to make his first masters final obviously, but take the Paris dream run out and they have had very similar results in terms of total ranking points.
     
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    and having said that you implying it is ok not to acknowledge JJ results in Paris? not just the fact he was in final but also how he got there? who he beat on his way there? so tell me of how many of those names Ryan beat in the past?
     
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    this is a tennis blog, stick to relevant and talk about tennis, not your feelings
     
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    I think it was misunderstanding or JJs poor english skills (same as mine:)).

    JJ is friend with my buddy, so I can honestly tell you he never had any serious problems during childhood. His family is solid middle class, parents are ex-volleyball players, so they had above average income in Polish terms. Anyway they had to sell their entire business and some real estates to keep JJ on tour...and their ran out of money last year, thats why he didn't went to Australia last year.

    Additionally he had problems with his school behavior, as you can see he is not steady geek who sits in first row in class :)

    So he never was walking hungry or without clothes, as some of you may judge basing of what he said in Paris.

    Long time lurker here, it's my first post so it would be nice to say Hello.

    Hello :)
     
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    Thanks for the personal insights on Jerzey. It's so sad that he had to skip the Australian last year, but it looks like money shouldn't be as much of a problem this year :) Is he known for having a temper or was his outburst in his last match out of character?
     
  10. woodrow1029

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    Oh, thanks for the input. I figured my honest opinion was more relevant than your nonsense babble.
     
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    He is known for his difficult character, but from other side he is not "I'm such a badass" guy. He has big heart and he is putting everything into his game. Off the court he is first person you want to take for a drink, belive me. OZ Open is very important for him and his team, there is also huge pressure from Polish media, as these morons pumped JJs baloon so much after Paris. It's not helping him at all.
     
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    Is he somewhat of an emotional person?

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    no no you misinterpret. JJ's run was legit, wonderful etc etc

    But it came at Paris specifically, the last tournament of the year. I just meant for the first 10 months of the season, Harrison and JJ had pretty much the same results.

    I actually commented on it in another thread. JJ went from 69 to 26 just on the back of a masters final. If the top 4 weren't so consistent, more surprise results like this would really change the rankings.
     
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    opinion? what opinion? if you consider "That's quite amusing as well." said twice is opinion, I am, and I will not be alone in saying that, not interested in this type of opinions. Stick to tennis please
     
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    Let's wait and see how many sets JJ is going to win tonight.
     
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    It's difficult to explain it. I met him once, and it was short talk. But I can tell you that he is very best example of Polish people who have their roots in the World War II veterans: from one side he is crazy madman, from other side he is super family\honest\romantic person. You have very few people around like that. Agassi like, personally almost exactly like Andre, on court maybe 20% (now).

    For your consideration:
    http://vimeo.com/38458074
     
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    I hung out with some people from Poland this summer, and they were a lot of fun...and they were all a little crazy! They liked to have a good time, drank a lot of "medicine" as they called it, and fed us non-stop. I'll have to track them down and make sure they're following JJ :)
     
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    I'm really impressed with his game and at this point his games is way better than Harrison's. JJ has a huge serve, massive ground strokes, and is comfortably finishing points at the net. Harrison is stuck pinned so far behind the baseline in nearly every match he plays that he has no chance to take control of his matches. I'm looking forward to seeing how Jerzy progresses.
     
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    kid's got heart
     

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