Originally Posted by DunlopDood
Saw the kid play at a challenger event in Vancouver and was absolutely floored at how hard and heavy a ball he hits. I told myself that there's no way that he would be able to keep it up for the duration of the match, but wouldn't you know it he did, and won in pretty convincing fashion. Definitely a guy to keep our eye on in the future. I sure hope that if he has a good result in this tourney that it will spur him on to work hard and get in shape, because from what I saw last year he looked like he was at least 10-15 lbs. overweight for a tennis player, not only would it really help his movement but his joints would thank him for it too.
I thought he looked surprisingly winded during the part of the match I watched last night. It made me think he'd struggle to go three sets.
“Ortho Stice played with a kind of rigid, liquid grace, like a panther in a back-brace.” DFW