Which top 10 player needs a wake up call?

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  1. devila

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    Who will be a great player with better fitness and smarter training?

    Some experts have trouble finding one decent player with any potential:

    in none of the matches did i see
    agassi/bagdaditis/roddick falter physically. they seemed fresh
    throughout. they just didn't have the talent to maintain the higher
    level needed to win 3 sets

    i'm not exactly sure why it's an advantage to be able to play at a
    higher level with 'less effort' than to play at a higher level with
    'more effort',

    the key issue would seem to be whether you can reach that
    higher level or not, regardless of effort.

    unless you think effort is a limited quantity, one that you can run out
    of, within the parameters of a tennis match.

    Federer really started working seriously on physical fitness after his W
    2003 victory. He is one of the fittest on tour right now. You can see
    that in his superior defense + offense and gives him a little extra time
    to make the shots.

    http://groups.google.co.uk/group/rec.sport.tennis/browse_frm/thread/83cf7eac31ff3e53/90e262fc72082703#90e262fc72082703
     
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  2. opiate

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    OMG! A positive Fed post. From Devila.

    Could be the end of the world tomorrow.
     
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  3. AJK1

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    The other 9 in the top ten.
    BTW, you didn't see Baghdatis falter physically?
    Didn't you watch the OZ final, he was gone after the second set!
     
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  4. armand

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    Nadal needs a wakeup call because he's writing checks his body can't cash. Save it for the Slams, boyo!
     
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  5. vllockhart

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    Venus and Serena. Smack em both on the booty and tell em to get back to business.;)
     
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  6. troytennisbum

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    Agreed. They are both very accomplished/talented players AND they are still in their 20's! They shouldn't be getting eliminated from tournaments as quickly as they are on the women's tour. Something is very wrong.
     
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  7. troytennisbum

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    Don't agree with this one. Nadal is playing the way he needs to do in order to win/maintain his ranking. The men's tour is so competitive these days, You really do have to play all out in just about every competition. Nothing can ever be taken for granted. A high energy game, is when Nadal is at his best, it's his game.
    Unfortunately, injury is simply part of the physical nature of the game. It's an unavoidable risk. Nothing you can really do about that.
     
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  8. supersmash

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    Henman. Maybe he should get off his arse and get himself a Coke!
     
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  9. slice bh compliment

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    Good one, supersmash. From The Pocket Henman book of quotables.

    ;) hahah. Banned substance.
     
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  10. Feña14

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    Henman's back has well and truely gone. Watching him today he was in real pain and if he had to move to a groundstoke you knew he was going to miss it through sheer pain or by going for too much.

    If I was him i'd just have a real go at Wimbledon at call it a day, nobody likes to see a great player like Tim struggling.
     
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  11. donnyz89

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    I dont think any top 10 players needs a wakeup call... do what you can to stay top 10.

    people that needs a wakeup call is people that dropped out of the top 10.

    Hewitt, Safin, Coria. 3 top talents with top 10 skills, I love watching 3 very different players play.
     
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  12. armand

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    Hahah, good one! I'm certain you're joking because Nadal won 5 titles and was way ahead of #3. Even right now after having missed the Aussie Open and other tourneys, he's still far ahead of #3.
    And of course injury is part of the game. But the way Nadal plays leaves him vulnerable to more injuries. And that's precisely why he needs to take it easy.
     
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  13. arky-tennis

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    roddick (10 char)
     
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  14. DashaandSafin

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    Well according to your previous posts, Roddick does:rolleyes:
    Who ARE your favorite players btw?
    Do you dont like professional tennis at all?
     
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    Devila has been compromised. We are sending in a strike/rescue team now. Will keep you posted.
     
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  16. supersmash

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    How about Moya? I don't believe he made the Master's this year..err last year.
     
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  17. donnyz89

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    Moya is getting old, is footwork isnt nearly as good as before. All he does is run around his forehand so I doubt he will be able to do that as effective as before. He should hang it up sometime soon, whats the last tourney he played in?
     
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  18. legolas

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    andy, just andy, lol
     
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  19. legolas

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    AO, lost in the first round, lol
     
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  20. ACE of Hearts

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    Moya is doned, put a fork on him!I think Roddick will never wake up.I will say Safin!
     
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  21. TokyopunK

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    Roger Federer definately needs a wake up call.

    Losing a set to Baghdatis, cm'on Fed, you can do better than that.
     
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  22. chair ump

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    Bags will be top 10 by the year's end :)
     
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  23. oscar_2424

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    Guillermo Coria for sure
     
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