Anybody noticed Andrey Kuznetsov in Miami or before?

Joonas

Semi-Pro
I did. And I liked a lot. Didn't know the guy before but this 23 years showed some pure and clean tennis and at best he not only served super and had consistent depth and pace in his ground strokes but also read the game incredibly well.

My crystal ball sees Zverev, Thiem, Kuznetsov, Kyrgios approaching top 10 soon and will be trailed by Mmoh, Fritz, Kozlov and perhaps Tiafoe.

And for notice did you notice the body type of most of these guys? Skinny (way below 80kg) and tall 185-190cm? Something is building here.
 

HipRotation

Hall of Fame
I like Kuz but he still has a ways to go to be put into the same company as people you mentioned. He has the game to be top 20 at the moment if he's consistent throughout this year but he hasn't made the step to challenge some of the best as of yet.
 
He nearly beat Rafa in a good game I think in Qatar earlier this year. Watched him from very close against Troicki in Rotterdam, where he lost in 3 sets. I'd say hes definitely top 30 material, but not much more than that at the moment. No big weapons, just very clean hitting and strong from both wings, with a stronger forehand though.
 

spirit95

Professional
His crosscourt backhand is pretty good. He was hitting some ridiculous angles against Nadal in Qatar
 

Joonas

Semi-Pro
I really liked how he frustrated Wawrinka. 3 aces in row to come up from 15-40, those never ending deep back hand cross courts and rushing to net in right places.

Obviously he couldn't do the same to Kyrgios so he need to up his consistency a bit. But something in his character impressed me.
 
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