The Donald

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by jaggy, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. mbm0912

    mbm0912 Professional

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,464
    I can't take anyone serious who wears their hat cocked to one side.
     
  2. Avles

    Avles Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Messages:
    1,519
    Location:
    The Peak of Good Living
  3. bjk

    bjk Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,573
    Don's confidence is totally shot. Maybe it's all those years of losing on the ATP tour when he should have been in college or high school. He missed an easy overhead to lose serve in 3rd set, that was the end of the match.
     
  4. Rob_C

    Rob_C Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,747
    Really?? He's back in the top 70 now, and that came from winning alot of matches.

    When people keep claiming he should have gone to college it makes me think they don't know much about tennis, and DY's history in particular.

    In, 2007, when he was 17-18, he ended the year inside the top 100. When you're top 100 at 18, you don't go to college. That should be common sense!!

    And to remind you, he reached the 3rd rd of the US Open. I know people are gonna throw in the w/o from Gasquet.

    He also won 1 Ch, and reached 4 Ch finals that year. If you're that competitive at the Challenger level at 18, you don't go to college.

    Now, to your point about the missed overhead. He has a long, unorthodox windup on his overhead, and I didn't see the match, but he seems to prefer to take all the overheads out of the air, even when he could let them bounce and have an easier shot.

    I'd say that's why he missed the overhead, not because of any silliness about lack of confidence from years of losing when he's now currently back in the top 70.
     
  5. heftylefty

    heftylefty Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,681
    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
  6. GRANITECHIEF

    GRANITECHIEF Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Messages:
    3,786
    Location:
    Santa Barbara
    ATP Houston:

    DY vs Ry Harrison up shortly and there is probably even a stream.

    Who ya got?
     
  7. Rob_C

    Rob_C Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,747
    Anybody have a good stream for this, mine is very choppy.

    Anyway, DY just fed Harrison a bagel in about 18-20 mins, 1st set.
     
  8. FreeBird

    FreeBird Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    8,459
    Location:
    Avatar in memory of TheF1Bob
    6-0 6-1. :grin:
     
  9. TopDawg

    TopDawg Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    9,975
    Location:
    Chesterfield, MO
    Harrison only won 4 points on DY's huge serve.
     
  10. heftylefty

    heftylefty Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,681
    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
    Where are the "Donald Duck Sucks" posts?
    Anyone?
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2014
  11. Soianka

    Soianka Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,316
    Ryan Harrison has a really stupid hair cut

    and DY looks silly with hat slightly askew
     
  12. Rob_C

    Rob_C Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,747
    Exactly, or the 'He's lost confidence after the losses to Nishikori and Murray', or the 'He should've gone to college' posts. Those guys only show up when he loses.

    Let's see if they say the same thing about Harrison now.
     
  13. heftylefty

    heftylefty Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,681
    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
    But Harrison has "fight". Harrison the Heir Apparent. Harrison has been hyped beyond measure and no one say "boo". But there is not double standard...right?
     
  14. m2nk2

    m2nk2 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Messages:
    3,382
    Location:
    Sweden
    Who's up next for DY?
     
  15. TopDawg

    TopDawg Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    9,975
    Location:
    Chesterfield, MO

    Most likely Juan Monaco assuming he beats Somdev Devvarman.
     
  16. bluetrain4

    bluetrain4 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    8,956
    After winning a round in Miami, DY was ranked 71.

    But, this Monday, he dropped 20(!) spots to 91. My only question is what did he do last year at this time that dropped off his total points? I thought last year at this time he was in the midst of his slump (which basically lasted until he started winning challengers late in the season).

    Anyway, what the heck happened? I have no big opinion about who is better between DY and Harrison, but I would think that they're close enough that neither should be destroying the other one.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2014
  17. TopDawg

    TopDawg Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2010
    Messages:
    9,975
    Location:
    Chesterfield, MO
    He won the Leon Mexico Challenger last year so those 90 points fell off.
     
  18. bluetrain4

    bluetrain4 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    8,956
    Ok, that explains it.
     
  19. Rob_C

    Rob_C Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,747
    ***** happens. Not to excuse his performance, but maybe Harrison was tired from his 3 qualies matches, the final rd was 7-6 in the 3rd. But, he's a pro, been on tour for a while now, he should be fit enough to recover.

    They played 2 rds of qualies on Sat, think Sun got rained out, played last rd on Mon. He should have been able to recover.

    DY had a similar dismal outing against Kudla earlier this year in Memphis I think. Kudla had never even taken a set of DY, was 0-5, and he beat DY 0 & 1.

    DY also lost to Sanam Singh in the Charlottesville Challenger late last yr, 0 & 3, lost the 1st 7-8 games of the match, pretty much got hit off the court by a Futures player ranked a cpl hundred spot lower than him.
     
  20. blazing101

    blazing101 New User

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2014
    Messages:
    23
    Harrison is overrated in my opinion, just like young was for a while. He does not have any outstanding strokes, and he is only heard of simply because American tennis is at an all-time low. He is a mediocre player.
     
  21. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    13,072
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Harry looking to Tomic for inspiration
     
  22. President

    President Legend

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    7,851
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Hopefully Donald can take out Nadal's girlfriend Juanita next.
     
  23. bluetrain4

    bluetrain4 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    8,956
    Good points. It really does "just happen". These guys are bunched pretty close in terms of talent level and if someone gets an early edge and the other guy isn't feeling it, things can spiral, resulting in a blowout -- even to people they've previously beat.
     
  24. tennisfreak

    tennisfreak Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Messages:
    631
    But when it happens to the Donald, it is because he sucks and would get bageled by a 4.5.
     
  25. President

    President Legend

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Messages:
    7,851
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Donald playing a pretty good match against Monaco so far.
     
  26. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    13,072
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Takes the 2nd set
     
  27. GRANITECHIEF

    GRANITECHIEF Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Messages:
    3,786
    Location:
    Santa Barbara
    And the match, solid win against a solid clay court player!
     
  28. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    13,072
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    That is a very good win
     
  29. tennisfreak

    tennisfreak Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Messages:
    631
    Nice win for the Duck. Top 50 here we come!
     
  30. tennisfreak

    tennisfreak Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Messages:
    631
    Playing Verdasco next. Tough draw for Donald.
     
  31. rainingaces

    rainingaces Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    6,735
    Location:
    UK
    Monaco is usually good on clay but this isn't clay it's 'American clay'.
     
  32. vive le beau jeu !

    vive le beau jeu ! G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    Messages:
    12,635
    Location:
    Ometepe, Pink Granite, Queyras, Kerguelen (...)
    well done, donald ! :)
     
  33. stringertom

    stringertom Talk Tennis Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    22,212
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    Something he is very familiar with as the '12 champion.
     
  34. Rhino

    Rhino Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Messages:
    7,571
    Location:
    South of London, west of Moscow
    Donald Duck Sucks
     
  35. Harry_Wild

    Harry_Wild Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,808
    The Donald keeps on trucking through draw in the Clay in Houston. He almost won against Isner in Miami so he has a lot of confidence going in Houston. If he makes it past to the quarters; he is back in the 70s again! Currently, DY is ranked 91! If he goes to the semis; he in the 50s! And if he wins; he be close to his all time ranking in the 30s!

    Go................................ Donald!
     
  36. heftylefty

    heftylefty Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,681
    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
    Like clockwork. HATERS GONNA HATE.
     
  37. smoledman

    smoledman Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    6,161
    Location:
    USA
    Donald Duck sniffs #1.
     
  38. FreeBird

    FreeBird Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    8,459
    Location:
    Avatar in memory of TheF1Bob
    Donald Vs Dreddy final. Bring it. :D
     
  39. ricki

    ricki Professional

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,214
    Location:
    Czech Rep.
    its more close to concrete than to clay
     
  40. ricki

    ricki Professional

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,214
    Location:
    Czech Rep.
    and btw- Verdasco will beat the _ _ _ _ out of him (6:3, 6:1)
     
  41. Rob_C

    Rob_C Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    2,747
    Isn't the clay at River Oaks imported??
     
  42. bluetrain4

    bluetrain4 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    8,956
    Verdasco might be able to destroy Donald playing at his peak level, which we've seen is very high (though it happened years ago). Generally, I'd say Verdasco is more talented and should win. But, this is Verdasco - he's often wildly inconsistent in his level of play and can blow matches. Moreover, Don's playing fairly well at the moment.

    So, even if Verdasco wins, I don't see a blowout. And, I honestly think DY could win. BTW, it's 3-3 in the first set.
     
  43. Terenigma

    Terenigma Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2012
    Messages:
    7,174
    Cmon Donald!
     
  44. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    13,072
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    GOATing to the break
     
  45. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    13,072
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    take my eye off it for a moment and he gets broken back, jeeze
     
  46. jdubbs

    jdubbs Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,273
    Wow, this was certainly wrong. Pretty close first set. Care to adjust your prediction?
     
  47. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    13,072
    Location:
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Massive collapse after being up a break in the 1st
     
  48. heftylefty

    heftylefty Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Messages:
    2,681
    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
    Tough run. But I think Donald is still better that a 4.5 from TT.
     
  49. bluetrain4

    bluetrain4 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    8,956
    Good tournament result, but not a great match result. Not that he lost, just the way he went away in the 2nd set. Would have been fine if would have won at least 3 or 4 games in set 2.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2014
  50. jdubbs

    jdubbs Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,273
    I dunno, I think I could take him.

    10 truths
     

Share This Page