Originally Posted by SwankPeRFection
Like Federer didn't copy Pete on some things.
There's nothing wrong with copying if you can play that way. If you're forcing it, then no, it won't work. It's not like he sucks, he'd beat everyone on this forum without even thinking about it... unless you ran him around until he cramped up. lol
He needs better conditioning and to learn not to kill himself running for every shot. It's like he tries to play like Fed, but retrieve like Nole. It won't work. That's why Fed won so many matches and still does. He plays smart. You won't see him run after every single ball if it's not a decisive point. Grigor runs after EVERYTHING and that's what's ruining his matches.
It's not the copying that bothers me. Federer indeed copied Pete, and Pete copied his idols; but it's what he copies that's important. Federer did it right, Dmitrov does it wrong. Just like Fed plays smart, and Dmitrov is playing stupid. Fed copied smart, and Dmitrov copied stupid. I am not going to try to support my wholly subjective opinion more than that. I agree on the rest of your points.