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Old 01-13-2013, 12:18 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by dominikk1985 View Post
5.0 is a little low, isn't it?

or would you say that john isner or the bryans were only 5.0-5.5 players?

wouldn't 6.0 to 7.0 be more acurate?
Not really. Not all D1 schools are at the level of Stanford. Santa Clara University, for example, has a D1 tennis team. The weaker players on the SCU team might be a strong 5.0 player while the stronger players might be a 5.5 to 6.0 level. Probably the minimum level for a D1 scholarship is a 5.5 level. Not that many D1 players are strong enough to make it in the pros. The cream of the collegiate player might have a chance.

Note that players outside of the top 400 in the world are generally not 7.0 players. It is rare that a current D1 player would be able to compete with players in the top 300. Therefore, the top D1 players would usually be closer to a 6.0 or 6.5 level.
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