Somdevv Devvarmann

Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by train5524, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. train5524

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    The Indian who played at University of Virginia for 4 years and won back to back NCAA singles titles finaled at Doha Open in Doha, China. Singnificant wins over Kevin Kim, Carlos Moya, Ivo Karlovic, and Rainer Scheuttler. Can college tennis really be getting that much better?
     
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  2. eeytennis

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    I think that Devvarman is an exception, along with John Isner and a few other players. Most college players, especially women don't go on to succeed on the pro tour.
     
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  3. Fedace

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    What about JP Mcenroe ?? he did pretty well after Stanford..:)
     
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    i'd have to agree. One of my coaches was Isner's roomate in college and he told me that he just had one hot summer and has been getting wild cards ever since. Not the greatest ways to get into tournaments.

    Womens college tennis on the other hand is not strong at all, none of the foreign girl really care about college tennis, they go straight pro. Mens tour is much harder to make that is why most foreigners go to college, and womens is much much easier.
     
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  5. FedererISBetter

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    Considering he won back to back NCAA single titles indicated that the kid got some talent and skills to go far... and thats exactly what he is doing now. College tennis definately have been stepping up knotches with international students raising the bar of standards... not saying they are neccessary better.. but more tennis people.. more compeition. College tennis, usually the bigger and better teams, have wide range of excellent tennis resources such as various trainers and professional coaches that gives them that extra push. Theres definately others too, I'm sure others will point them out.
     
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  6. jrod

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    I'm watching the match (finals) where he is playing Cilic. While he is impressive, I don't see a weapon other than his feet/legs. Many opportunities to break, but seems to be coming up short. He doesn't come into net, he has a hard time putting balls away that deserve to be, and he doesn't take the ball early like Andre did robbing his opponet of time. I really have a hard time seeing Somdev doing well on the tour.
     
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  7. train5524

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    As do I, he is short, fast, and has amazing hands...any top tens like that besides chang?
     
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  8. lolsmash

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    Doha is in Qatar bro
     
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  9. ClarkC

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    Somdev was at an ATP event in Chennai, India.

    A different event was going on in Doha, Qatar.

    No ATP event was going on in China.
     
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  10. train5524

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    you're deffinitely right idk what i was thinking
     
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  11. LSStringing

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    That was too long ago. It was a much different era. Lots of players went to college at least for a little while. Now its rare that someone goes to school, let alone completes it. James Blake was the last REALLY successful player to go to college.
     
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    Brians were at Stanford for 2 years

    Lisa Raymond was in a Florida University.
     
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  13. scraps234

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    dude that guy is amazing he is probably one of the few though...
     
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    Somdevv is a lighter version of Hewett with good hands, quick feet, and strong mental ability. Like others have said, I don't see him hanging with top 30 players. I doubt that he will be make a consistent top 50 player like Hyung-taik Lee.

    I think he will be figured out like Benedikt Dorsch and Benjamin Becker, though he is having a great run.
     
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  15. LSStringing

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    Although they're all men, none made a significant dent in the singles rankings.
     
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    I think Blake dropped out after his first year at Harvard.
     
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  17. LSStringing

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    And? Most pros who went to college didn't finish.
     
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    At least its better than Roddick, who didn't even go to college.... I bet he isn't smart enough.
     
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    NEW flash... Somdev goes out in the Qualies of Australian open to someone named Kubot. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted...
     
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