Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Rozroz, Feb 13, 2014.
Blah blah blah......
Blee Blee Blee?
Perhaps he is feeling insecure over his own two hander.
Will have to bookmark this post. And revisit it soon and often.
I guess you're not banking on Vesely either?
Don't use a 2-hander.
Nah, I have neophobia - an intense dislike of anything or anyone new.
That makes no sense though!
Like thinking the top three ten years from now will be Djokovic, Nadal and Murray.
First Devoted Thiem Fan.
Come on guys. No enjoying - or getting excited about - anyone who isn't already a multi-slam winner, please.
Any talk of any players who have not already concreted their position in the Hall of Fame is 'hype' and should be IGNORED.
devoted?? a bit too far.
nah, just enjoy to watch fresh tennis and support it.
if he'll fail and play crappy i will NOT support
As an Austrian I am very excited to see Thiem doing that well.
He has definitely the potential to be at least Top 30. He had some health issues last year and also his body developed really late (I think he growed til 18 ). But even under this circumstances he managed to win for example the orange bowl.
If he has enough time to hit the ball, he already plays extremly well. Last year he gave Tsonga really hard match I think it was a breaker in the third set and this year the match against Murray, who wasn't at his best, were really good. His 1handed backhand down the line is just awesome if he has a good day, which he had against Simon.
He trains with Ernests Gulbis a lot since they share the same trainer and I think that helped him a lot in lost couple of months to improve. I am happy that he is qualified for the French Open with todays result and I am really looking forward to it.
The reason I think he will be able to be a very good player in few years is that he is mentally really tough. He has a really good serve (which should be improved nevertheless) and his forehand can hit through most of the players on tour (if you hit through Murray quite regulary you can be quite happy).
Taking everything into account I think it just insane to say "He will never be Top 50 bla bla bla". He has a really good chance, he is only 20 just give him time and we will see how is doing (if he stays healthy).
the things that stood out in him for me were:
mental toughness - this is what really counts at the high levels
brain - he also has very smart game. he gave Murray a hard time.
He has what it takes to make the top ten, he has a big game. If you can beat an extremely negative/defensive player like Simon is with various winners/big serve ect....you're on a good step to the top ten.
He could have been Murray...
Watch this space!
Where did you see the Thiem/Simon match?
It wasn't televised and it's not an achievement to beat Simon this year, who only won 4 matches, struggling with physical problems and lost to the same score to the likes of Gicquel and Copil...
But Thiem is indeed rather promising and could beat Benneteau today.
Actually I didn't see that match but he wrote it himself. He writes after every match and gives his impressions about his performance in German and English https://www.facebook.com/1.Dominic.Thiem Quote Thiem " [against Simon] ... and the backhand was incredible today, the longline winners were pure fun. ..."
Interesting this Dominic, hope he can confirm against Benneteau.
big chances for him today!
1st time today his IW match will be streamed (i hope!)
quote from his FB page (thanks for the link btw) -
Today only one hour of practice. And that was enough because yesterday after the match against Gilles Simon we spent a typical Günter Bresnik full throttle hour on the practice court. Nothing left in the tank afterwards.
One of the most important things in the life of a tour rookie like me is to get as much information on your opponents as possible. Of course I'm lucky in this respect: Günter and Ernests provide me with a lot of information. But additionally I spent hours and hours on Youtube in the last months to watch matches and highlights of my upcoming opponents and get a feeling for them.
So today of course I spent some time watching clips of Julien Benneteau. He is a player you really have to have tons of respect for. Such a solid player from the baseline, such a good server and returner! And you can see at first sight how experienced he is. He exactly knows what to do in every situation. An enormous challenge for a young player. But very much looking forward to accepting it tomorrow!
really like his attitude and the way he prepares for upcoming matches
Yeah I'm really warming up to this dude. I like his attitude as well. Did you see him going for his shots despite it being match point?! I fully expect him to come within 50 within this year given that he tweaks his serve.
hey, just to let you know:
i visited his FB page and left him a message, congratulated him on his run in IW, and wished him luck VS Benneteau.
well guess what:
"thank you so much for your nice words, roei! i am so proud to have the support from more and more international fans behind me. that helps me to stay 100 percent motivated even after a terrible loss like the one yesterday. i promise to keep on working as hard as i can to play good tennis and make my fans happy!
and to make myself happy as well, of course!
thank you very much and bamos!!"
let's see how he'll do in Miami.
suppose to pass Rosol today.
Best possible opponent. He said that he is not 100%. Rosol => Shorter rallies. Rosol will be rosoled today. :twisted:
yes, he will break Nadal's french record title of 11 majors
yes! one set off Rosol.
Thiem is not playing great, but Rosol has so many UEs.
Thiem makes the Djokovic grunt when he hits a really big put away
Thiem up a break in set two, looking to consolidate...
Everyone needs to read this GOAT article about Thiem and his fitness trainer.
Rosol seems distracted.
someone write him question on facebook about his racquet and strings so we have it all clear... hes gonna be big stuff
Great win by the youngster. He has great temper.
i got 2 personal replies from him Via FB.
he still sits and reply messages on his own.
i bet that will change pretty soon
I too got a reply. :razz:
yes i was so surprised he actually replied me.
very nice of him to give a s.h.i.t at this point.
he earned more support from me that's for sure.
I tell ya! I think you're onto a winner, beating the Rosoler is not easy as he's like a box of chocolates...
so who's next?
Just went through this thread & I'm amazed to read some posts of Rozroz on how Thiem prepares for his matches( YouTube & stuff). Pretty smart. Also, he comes across as a humble guy (replying himself to people...).
I wish him good luck!
One quick question, I noticed that he used "Bamos" a couple of times. What does it mean? Is it same as Vamos? Or has he been reading MichaelNadal's posts in here (he uses Bamos a lot)
It's how an ignorant person would say 'vamos'.
damn he got Robredo next...
can he deal with him?
(his FB post about Rosol)
7:6, 6:4 against Lukas Rosol. That wasn't a nice match to watch. But on court it was so thrilling, because his game is so unpredictable. That makes him extremely tricky to play. My return was key today. For my standards the return performance was very very good. And in the rallyes I stayed aggressive with heavy topspin. So he had to take more and more risk to hit winners - and made errors.
It might not have been the most spectacular win considering the pure shotmaking. But I am so proud I managed to do the right things to win that match. Tomorrow a day off, on friday Tommy Robredo waits for me. Looking forward very much to that challenge, hope I can give him a good fight!
Great...Next Robredo then Gulbis...then Djokovic....then Murray...then Federer...then Nadal... :evil:
Journey halts at Gulbis.
LOL Gulbis will be a crazy match cause they practice together and know each other's game well.
Old wily campaigner next, will Thiem get Oldmanned?
I know..Gulbis should take it lightly but he has ego of not losing to younger players (as he had told after the last match against Dimitrov)..:twisted:
In my personal message, I had requested Thiem to convey the message to Gulbis that he should come on twitter. He told me that Gulbis is not into Social Media.
i actually understand Gulbis of keeping his life to himself.
being "social media open" is good for gaining admirers, but only if you like it.
Hmm two Thiem threads. Which shall be declared official?
Either way, Thiem is on the way @Monte Carlo.
I will cede my thread bcoz I started it after the "top 10" one. I still like my headline better and it was fun to write in "first person".
You are GOAT when it comes to making titles, that's for sure. I guess we do have to go to the "who was the first one to create it" rule. Pretty fun thread though.
I'll copy and paste what I said in the other thread then: Got a WC into Monte Carlo, will play the Frenchman Nicolas Mahut in the first round tomorrow. I hope he does well and can get the win.
Thanks! My early career swing at journalism coming through.
Mahut on clay should be winnable if The Thieminator doesn't take him too lightly. The blurbs I've read about him make it seem that's not going to be a problem. He reminds me of a certain SexiSwiss guy in his study habits of the opposition and his appreciation of their talents and experience. I say Thiem in straights, maybe a TB in one. His TB record is strong.
when is the match?
Fourth on Court Central, after Dog vs Gulbi.
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