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henryshli 04-24-2012 10:07 AM

Can we write off Dimitrov yet?
 
Doesn't even look as though he will be a regular top 10 player. Does anyone else here follow his progress?

svijk 04-24-2012 10:17 AM

or should we 'left off'....typos are bad in thread titles :)

PhrygianDominant 04-24-2012 10:17 AM

I say he's write out.

henryshli 04-24-2012 10:19 AM

Oops bad typo.

Evan77 04-24-2012 10:32 AM

no, we shouldn't ... but all of these youngsters are doing nothing ... kinda sad. I have this feeling that Djokovic, Fed and Rafa will keep winning slams in next 100 years (j/k of course)

Avles 04-24-2012 10:36 AM

He did recently pick up his first win against a top 10 player. I think he's definitely too young to write off.

Rock Strongo 04-24-2012 10:43 AM

So by that logic, the inventors of the modern aeroplane were called Orville and Wilbur Right?

jdubbs 04-24-2012 04:10 PM

I think we need to "right off" Mensa ever contacting you for membership.

Numenor 04-24-2012 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Evan77 (Post 6485669)
no, we shouldn't ... but all of these youngsters are doing nothing ... kinda sad. I have this feeling that Djokovic, Fed and Rafa will keep winning slams in next 100 years (j/k of course)

You know, you may be half right. We've been waiting for the next generation to come forth and surprise us, like how Fed beat Sampras in Wimby, how Nadal beat Federer in Miami 2004, and how Djoker won Montreal and made the finals of the US Open in 2007. But so far, I haven't been impressed with any of them. Except maybe for Raonic, because of his 3 titles so far. But he still has a long way to go.

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Originally Posted by Rock Strongo (Post 6485690)
So by that logic, the inventors of the modern aeroplane were called Orville and Wilbur Right?

How wright you are.

Apun94 04-24-2012 06:04 PM

TBH, I havent been impressed with Dimitrov's game till now. I mean the only reason he;s gotten popular is because of his game style. Quality wise he is not good enough to trouble the top guys. He doesnt have a big weapon to disturb anybody. Plus he is just not physically strong enough.
Nobody really from the younger generation has really been up to the level of the top 20. Raonic is their because of his serve but other than that, that kid isnt really top 20 material baseline game wise. All others are just not there. Just a clear indication that tennis isnt changing for the next 20 years. We saw the change in the 90s when power hitting became the norm, then in the 2000s baseline game started to dominate, not much is going to change soon.
The young guns still need time and experience. The time is gone when 18-22 years would burst on to the scene and start to dominate the tour. Now, you need to have so much experience both physically and mentally to even compete with the top 20. My personal favourite is Tomic. He's got the game that suits the surfaces, physically he is in great shape, doesnt have a big weakness on either wing, Just needs to improve his attitude and his serve.
My top 3 to succeed are Tomic, Raonic and Harrison. Others need serious work to do right now.

Apun94 04-24-2012 06:08 PM

I just get a feeling watching the top 4 that they arent going anywhere for the nest 3-4 years. (Yes, even Fed!)
so, interestingly, the young ones may not be winning slams until they are 25. Raonic is 22, i think, so he may not be winning his first till he's 25-26...

merwy 04-24-2012 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Apun94 (Post 6486478)
I just get a feeling watching the top 4 that they arent going anywhere for the nest 3-4 years. (Yes, even Fed!)
so, interestingly, the young ones may not be winning slams until they are 25. Raonic is 22, i think, so he may not be winning his first till he's 25-26...

I hope I'm completely wrong, but I've got an ominous feeling that Federer will retire after not too long. Wouldn't be surprised if he retired at the end of 2012 or after Wimbledon 2013. You know, when reporters asked him questions about retiring, he always used to say that he would at least be playing untill the olympics 2012. Well.. that's in a couple of months. I wonder how long he's going to keep playing after that.
But again, I hope I'm wrong. Federer is my favorite player and tennis won't ever be the same without him.

ASantana 04-24-2012 06:25 PM

I mean Michael Jordan didn't get his first ring until he was 28 and look at John Isner as well. Recently broke top 10 at 25, 26. Im not sure of his exact age but he is a late bloomer as well. Its too young to write him off though.

tistrapukcipeht 04-24-2012 06:32 PM

WRITE OFF??

Nah, maybe in one year, for sure you can write off Gulbis, who lost to Greul on the first round of a challenger and lost to Tomic in Barcelona, a guy who won his first clay court match of his career last week.

Poor Gulbis, the guy is going backwards faster than he's going forward.

corners 04-24-2012 06:36 PM

Way too early to write him off. Kid has serious game. I thought he played Murray pretty well in Bangkok last year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Xub1mzCws

Lost in straights but don't agree that he doesn't have weapons.

FEDERERNADAL13 04-24-2012 06:50 PM

Write off a 20 year old?

henryshli 04-25-2012 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by FEDERERNADAL13 (Post 6486543)
Write off a 20 year old?

What was Safin doing when he was 20? Or Murray even. Also he will be 21 in less than one month....I know it's not easy comparing different eras but shouldn't Dimitrov be doing a lot better at this stage.

Big_Dangerous 04-25-2012 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Evan77 (Post 6485669)
no, we shouldn't ... but all of these youngsters are doing nothing ... kinda sad. I have this feeling that Djokovic, Fed and Rafa will keep winning slams in next 100 years (j/k of course)

Murray could enter the conversation at some point, as well.

PCXL-Fan 04-25-2012 01:49 AM

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Originally Posted by FEDERERNADAL13 (Post 6486543)
Write off a 20 year old?

Write him off as a multiple grandslam winner for sure. Unless he goes through some miracle hyberbaric/hypobaric transformation and diet change like Djokovic.

monfed 04-25-2012 04:51 AM

How can we write off baby GOAT Grigor? It's just that he hasn't been fed GOAT milk yet. :)


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