What's up Clayton?

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  1. Larrysümmers

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    What's going on? Has he had some mechanical problems with his game? Is it Mental? Is it injury? Or is he just bluffin?
    I hope he works his kinks out, and has an awesome summer.
     
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  2. Fedace

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    It is just mental at this point. and lost some motivation.:(
     
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    It doesn't help him that he's a shot-maker, and shot-makers don't do well on a consistent basis unless they are top-100 ATP talent. He has a nice game, but I question many of his tactics...
     
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  4. Yaz

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    Just doesn't seem like he's improved much since he was a frosh. Saw him play live at SU a few times this year and he looks like he's lost a little confidence. He's not a grinder so he'll never outrally his opponents, but he's not hurting anyone with his main weapons which are his serve and forehand. Way too low first serve %, and as Johnny said he doesn't seem to do enough to set up that big forehand. I like his game as well and hope he pulls it together, though...
     
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    Agree with this. Alex never developed or improved his transition game. His volley is now a liability. He will hit a big shot and come to the net and he seem to get lost if he doesn't get a sitter volley. At that level, you are not always going to get a easy putaway volleys, you have to have enough confidence to set up the easy 2nd volley with the 1st volley when you come in. and he needs to develop a touch drop volleys. when his opponents are pushed back 6 feet behind the baseline, alex needs to take advantage of that...
     
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  6. ClarkC

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    All this is obvious. It seems that a good coach would have noticed this and done something about it. But, Alex Clayton did not go to a school where he could receive good coaching. His mistake.
     
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    I wonder if Coach Whit is burning up the phone lines to Fedace after his insightful post.

    I would imagine that next year it is probable that we will all have to refer to him as Assistant Coach Doctor Fedace.
     
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