Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Jay27, Jun 28, 2007.
Steven Wilkes, not someone named Austin, is scheduled to play Patrick Walker.
Maybe he used a different name to protect his identity. Or his friend got booted.
We'll just have to wait...
Uh Steven Wilkes lost in an open tournament May 25; 6-0, 6-0 so it is probably the same guy.
Lesson: If you want to be anonymous don't use opponents real names :grin:
I am going to say Austin is his middle name, and everyone calls him Austin.
If I am right all of you owe me a beer!
It is about time he should be home now.
Post the video on rapidshare already!!
In like a LION, out like a lamb.....
I salute you. Can't wait to see this train wreck.
His name is Steven A. Wilkes, Austin is what everyone calls him...sorry to whomever owes J011yroger a beer!
The match is over. I did get it on tape. All but about the last 2 games. I got to talking to someone and just went ahead and quit taping. It was the same old stuff.
I do have to admit, Austin didn't do as poorly as I anticipated, but you could tell he was about a 3.0 to a week 3.5. But, the poor guy played his heart out...lol. After the match, he told me that he would enter the next tourney in the 3.0's.
By the way, Patrick Walker played about 40 to 50%. He basically served second serves the whole time and wasn't motivated. You could see the disgust on his face the second austin hit the first ball in the warmups...lol...it was funny. Austin did manage to get a few points here and there, but they were errors on Patrick, and believe me, they were few and far.
I'll post the vids tonight. I just got back and am headed to the races. I'm really sorry. I'll definitely have them posted tonight. I hope the video is good for you guys.
Yeah that is what I pretty much expected. You are not going to see somebody going all out when there is such a big difference in ability. I bet he won't even look like a 6.0 on the video because he is barely even trying.
It's still hillarious. When patrick hit his second serves, it was like holy crap. They were kickin like nobody's motha. He busted a few out though in the beginning, too.
Is there a link for the vid?
still waiting for the video
I'm so eager to see this Hurry up!
I suppose it's [the video] coming shortly?
Damn! Been reading through all the thread, give us the video please! (Do you need any help about getting it online?)
I'm dying here.
Can't wait but I will
Tourney is over and this Patrick Walker dude blew through the field with only one guy getting 3 games in one set. It was a very small draw though (9 players) for an open tourney. He probably needs to go outside of tourneys in West Virgina for any serious competition.
He is undoubtedly a high level player, but looking up his record it looks like he only played one year of Futures in 2005. He went 3-7 in the qualifiers and never got into a main draw. I don't think he would qualify as a "Pro". Probably 5.0-5.5.
The 6.0 player typically has had intensive training for national tournament competition at the junior level and collegiate levels and has obtained a sectional and/or national ranking.
The 6.5 player has a reasonable chance of succeeding at the 7.0 level and has extensive satellite tournament experience.
That would make him a low-level pro, but he probably has little chance of succeeding at a 7.0 level, which makes him a 6.0 by definition.
do you mean this player. If so he is no pro because he has not made it past the qualifier stages of any singles tournament. tons of college players fail at the futures stage.
WALKER, Patrick (USA)
USA F21 Futures Qualifying Draw USA
FU 05 Aug 2005 to 08 Aug 2005 Entry : DA Hard (O)
128 W WALKER v DEMCHYSHYN head to head report Vadim DEMCHYSHYN (UKR) 6-4 4-6 6-4
64 L WALKER v GREEN head to head report Scott GREEN (USA) 3-6 1-6
USA F20 Futures Qualifying Draw USA
FU 29 Jul 2005 to 01 Aug 2005 Entry : DA Hard (O)
128 L WALKER v YOUNG head to head report Sukhwa YOUNG (USA) 6-2 6-7(2) 2-6
USA F19 Futures Qualifying Draw USA
FU 22 Jul 2005 to 25 Jul 2005 Entry : DA Hard (O)
128 B BYE
64 L WALKER v BRUCH head to head report Matt BRUCH (USA) 2-6 1-6
USA F18 Futures Qualifying Draw USA
FU 15 Jul 2005 to 18 Jul 2005 Entry : DA Hard (O)
128 B BYE
64 W WALKER v MORRIS head to head report Patrick MORRIS (USA) 6-1 6-0
32 L WALKER v ROSS head to head report Brett ROSS (USA) 1-6 2-6
USA F17 Futures Qualifying Draw USA
FU 09 Jul 2005 to 11 Jul 2005 Entry : WC Clay (O)
64 L WALKER v VAN DER MERWE head to head report Izak VAN DER MERWE (RSA) 3-6 2-6
USA F11 Futures Qualifying Draw USA
FU 13 May 2005 to 16 May 2005 Entry : DA Clay (O)
128 L WALKER v HARPER-GRIFFITH head to head report Levar HARPER-GRIFFITH (USA) 3-6 2-6
USA F10 Futures Qualifying Draw USA
FU 06 May 2005 to 09 May 2005 Entry : DA Clay (O)
128 W WALKER v NARA head to head report Yoshiteru NARA (JPN) 6-4 7-6(5)
64 L WALKER v DOPPELT head to head report Kyle DOPPELT (USA) 3-6 2-6
USA F9 Futures Qualifying Draw USA
FU 12 Apr 2003 to 13 Apr 2003 Entry : DA Hard (O)
64 L WALKER v PARROTT head to head report Travis PARROTT (USA) 0-6 2-6
I hope your friend keeps improving. I played against the Division 1 guys today and felt really slow and old and did not feel good after the match. I still had the serve though, and was able to force many service winners out of them but other parts of the game just felt slow and they seem fast. I lost 6-4, 6-1 but it was a bad match on my part. so i suppose in this sense i could relate to what your friend felt. but my point is i have been playing against guys that are below me in level and i have been winning but it definitely did not help my game and today i play against very good players and the pace looked fast all of sudden. So in conclusion, it does make sense to play against better players to keep your game sharp.
Listen to Fedace. He has seen it all the ups and downs of tennis. In various threads he claimed he played college tennis. After that he played on a 4.0 USTA team in Dallas. But he has since redeemed himself taking 4 games in a set off current D1 guys even though he is feeling old and slow. Pretty impressive change in his level of play I have to admit.
Once he gets back into shape I think he should petition the NCAA for some extra years of eligibility or perhaps form a dream doubles team that will take the ATP by storm: Fedace and Chris Surapol.
I'm really sorry everyone. I'm working to get these different vids posted. It's a little more time consuming than I expected. We've been at the Dirt Track Racing this weekend as well...doin the camping thing. The video is coming. I wish I could've gotten the finals match on tape. That would have been worth watching. Anyway, the video is decent quality...I just couldn't find a good angle to shoot the match. They were on a far court, with fence, and another match being played in the court closer to me. It's still not bad, because you basically get to see two matches for the price of one...lol. Also, I moved around a good bit to get different angles.
breakin my balls here...
Who is this Bruch character? Is he any good? Anybody???
Matt Bruch plays singles #1 for Stanford..
He ought to be good if he's in that position.
The word among fervent Standford supporters is that he has
serious game. They say once his string of fluke injuries cease, he should
be top 100 ATP.
I've got to see this.
Videos have been posted.
Ok everyone, here are the links to 3 of the videos. I still have 2 other videos of them warming up; it's there will you get to see some good strokes of Walker (the pro). Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy. I did do my best to get this on tape for you. Please let me know if this doesn't work. I uploaded on Google Video.
These are in no particular order and is shot from many different angles. I know the video isn't great, but it's the best I could do. Anyway, enjoy and let me know what you think!!!
They're in the far court, Patrick Walker is in the red shorts, and Austin is in the white.
Yikes...i actually felt sorry for both players...it was hard to watch...
But heck, all the 3.0 players he'll be playing in his next tournament should be a piece of cake lol! Besides, he'll now be able to say that he got a few points off a pro!
I was going to say that your buddy wasn't too bad. Then I realized that he was on the FAR court, and not the guy closer to the camera.
I was thinking he was pretty good until i saw he was on the far court lol
O yea thnx for taking the time to film and post these vids...i know they can take a while sometimes...and thnx for your buddy being a good sport for letting you post it; you did ask him didn't you lol!
Well, I did tell him...sort of???...lol. I do have a couple other videos that I'll post tonight of the match. They are pretty good.
MATT burch?! He is already 20 and he lost to Wesley whitehouse ranked 312 1-6 1-6 last week so i think top 100 is a lifetime away at the moment.
That's hurt locker there.
I wish the "pro" actually tried playing lol.
The best part of that video was his kid bro. You tell him about the TW and he asks .. video games.. LOL,,,:grin: ..
Sure seem like the patrick was missing a lot of first serve in that first serve game.
wow that was a huge beatdown.
it will teach him. and if he still doesnt get it. tell him he is an idiot and insane.
Even the birds are laughing at him. Yeah, I'm sure this experience will only reinforce his beliefs, after all, his opponents been playing for "way longer" and he STILL got some points. Just imagine how great he'll be in a few months.
yeah sure, no offense but he would get eaten alive on the futures circuit.
^ Nah, I was being sarcastic. The 3.0 player is weaksauce, mostly because he's delusional not that I have anything against a player simply for not having played enough to be solid.
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