2015 ATP Mercedes Cup-250

Who gets your vote?

  • Nadal

    Votes: 14 31.1%
  • Cilic

    Votes: 12 26.7%
  • Lopez

    Votes: 3 6.7%
  • Monfils

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • Kohlschreiber

    Votes: 5 11.1%
  • Tomic

    Votes: 4 8.9%
  • Dolgopolov

    Votes: 2 4.4%
  • One of the Teens

    Votes: 1 2.2%

  • Total voters
    45

tennis_commentator

Hall of Fame
As long as Nadal wins these matches its all that matters, not the quality, just winning them is the main thing as it gives him more matches on grass and builds confidence.
 

chicagodude

Professional
I really hope this extra grass prep helps Nadal out Wimby-wise.
Oh cool, he put his Waldo kit back on.
I have to say I really dig his head- and wristbands. Not too sur about the purple glitterband on his shorts though...

After a shaky start he's not even playing that bad for a first grass match.

Whenever I see Baghdatis play, it always screams "unfullfilled potential' to me.
He really falls in the same category as Nalbandian, Monfils (or even Safin-light): players with crazy talent who could've won multiple slams had they been as dedicated/competitive as Nadal/Djokovic.

Especially with Nalbandian en Baghdatis, it always felt they were sllightly too heavy and not quite putting enough work in on the (cardio)fitness front.

After early success, Baghdatis seems content to 'just' be a good player, making very good money and living a very comfortable life, instead of busting his balls on a daily basis to be a perennial top-10 player and threat in slams.

Just my perception though, I could be way off.
 

vive le beau jeu !

Talk Tennis Guru
I have to say I really dig his head- and wristbands. Not too sur about the purple glitterband on his shorts though...

After a shaky start he's not even playing that bad for a first grass match.

Whenever I see Baghdatis play, it always screams "unfullfilled potential' to me.
He really falls in the same category as Nalbandian, Monfils (or even Safin-light): players with crazy talent who could've won multiple slams had they been as dedicated/competitive as Nadal/Djokovic.

Especially with Nalbandian en Baghdatis, it always felt they were sllightly too heavy and not quite putting enough work in on the (cardio)fitness front.

After early success, Baghdatis seems content to 'just' be a good player, making very good money and living a very comfortable life, instead of busting his balls on a daily basis to be a perennial top-10 player and threat in slams.

Just my perception though, I could be way off.
Look how long it took Wawrinka to put it all together and Baghdatis has had a fair share of injuries.
if only he could finally fullfill his potential... :-|
 

chicagodude

Professional
Look how long it took Wawrinka to put it all together and Baghdatis has had a fair share of injuries.
Yeah, but don't you also feel that Baggy has looked like he didn't want it quite enough at times? I'm still hoping he will give it his all the last 2 years of his career, but I just don't see it happening. Kinda like I have that same feeling about Monfils.
 

chicagodude

Professional
Nadal stands farther behind the baseline on the 2nd serve than the first...reason?
Probably because he feels with a 2nd serve he can really atack the way he wants if he gives himself time, while with a 1st serve it's really just about getting it back, and have a better chance to win the point by redirecting and getting it back fast to the server.
 

tennis_commentator

Hall of Fame
*Sigh* your over-the-top fanboy-is is exhausting. It's one thing to be a fan, a completely different thing losing all objectivity and almost deifying your idol.
Meanwhile half the forum is wasting their lives hating on Nadal at every opportunity :lol:
Whereas mine is positive energy, and there is nothing wrong with positive energy.
 
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