Why has Filip Peliwo been a bit of a disappointment so far?

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  1. GoaLaSSo

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    Not if you think for a second. The top one is talking about the total number of players on tour, which is larger today. The bottom one is about how a large portion of good young players are giving up before they start.

    They are not one in the same. One talks about a percentage of young players that could enter the tour not doing so. The other is about the total number. If you have a generally larger number of players joining, but the percentage of young guys that could enter but choose not to is lower then it makes sense.
     
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    I'm not trying to focus on peliwo in my post. It is ridiculous that so many people on the boards just think everyone that isn't federer or nadal or a player from the 60s is a talent-less hack.

    Nadal did not have widespread success on hard courts and grass right out the gates. It took a little time for him to start racking up wins.

    Chang is not that great of an example. He only won one slam and half a dozen masters. He was a talent, but I can easily see some of the guys that a lot of posters consider "talent-less" accomplish more than him.

    The whole point of this was that I don't care how good young players were a long time ago. Their competition pool was not as deep overall, their matches were shorter, there were a variety of courts and not everybody was proficient on a single type, etc...
     
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  3. Goosehead

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    flip won in the 1st rd yesterday I see (tues)..after going thru qualifiers :)

    I bet he sneaked on here and saw this thread and thought "i'll show those turncoat non-loyal clowns". :twisted: :neutral: its that or op picks up the winners cheque for being a motivational guru..:)
     
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  4. helloworld

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    Please don't make me show you how baby Nadal humiliated peak Federer on "Hard Court" in 2004. :lol:
     
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    To me it looks like his shots are not very commiting. He slaps hard at the ball but his body is only half or 3 /4 involved .. so as a result his ability to drive through and hit winners may be limited .
    If so, he will just be another journeyman on tour.
     
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    Note how I said widespread :shock:

    I have no problem with Nadal beating Fed. I like Nadal quite a bit and his rise on the tour helped break up the Federer monopoly. He just wasn't consistently winning on hard courts around that time.
     
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    Nadal wasn't consistently winning on hard courts??? In 2004 when he was 17/18 his record on hard was 14-10; in 2005 it was 28-6 with three titles; in 2006 it was 26-10 with one title; in 2007 it was 32-12 with one title. Just because he was even better on clay doesn't mean that he hasn't always been a terrific player on all surfaces.

    As for Filip, hopefully we're going to start seeing the results of his new(ish) relationship with a top notch coach and Casablanca was only the start of bigger and better things.
     
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