Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Russeljones, Jul 5, 2014.
Totally gutted at Dimitrov's meek performance vs Tsonga. This is very worrying for his prospects.
I don't think he'd be too alarmed just yet...
Anyone can look flat vs. Tsonga, when he's on. And Dimi's played a lot of tennis this week + didn't he have the flu just last week?
Needs to put on some muscle; too thin and won't be able to last on tour.
Yeah, back to his usual very up and down self. Might be all that can be expected of him.
Needs to get some patience. Can't blast people off the court; this isn't Juniors. And work on the return of serve; when you stand back 15 ft on clay and can't get them all in play, you've got a problem.
Good job Pospisil defeating Stepanek in Cinci!
Thiem falls. Why?
I'm really sold on Kozlov. He needs to put on an inch or two and become more muscular. Just love his technique and hands at net. Classy player. I really hope he starts playing more futures and matching up against the pros.
Grigor dumped out of Cincinnati by JJ.
Raonic the standout performer so far.
Are the young spent by the time the NA swing arrives?
Does she give Gulbis the chin flick at the end? Crazy!
Nick Kyrgios defeated Youzhny in impressive fashion yesterday.
Yup and Raonic got a solid straight sets win. Pospisil lost tho... pretty disappointing from him
sOME HIGHLIGHTS OF THE kYRGIOS-yOUZHNY MATCH. sORRY FOR REVERSE CAPS.
I used to find Raonic boring and like watching Dimitrov more. But lately Dimitrov is turning into a grinder. And Raonic is playing much more aggressive tennis, I'm starting to like Raonic more. Plus Raonic seems really humble and a genuinely nice guy. Hope he wins USO, ofcourse I have a soft corner for Dimitrov because he has a 1 hbh and makes youtube shots. But those shots are one 1 out of 50 and usually when he has nothing to lose. More often than not he's grinding.
I sincerely hope he becomes more aggressive overall.
Spot on. I've been saying this for a while now, this year. Dimitrov has retreated a little behind the baseline. Rasheed has reached the end of the line in terms of his usefulness to Grigor, I think.
What a win for Borna, right? He could be something special. I am still waiting for something of the match to make up my mind on what his outstanding qualities are.
Tomic also had a good win. Could he string a few good performances together, at last?
Who else of the youths impressed you all so far?
IMO his best asset is his intensity, and the repeatability of his strokes. It's not a huge weapon like the Raonic serve is, but Coric actually produces a good number of firecrackers on serve.
If he has such good mechanics, that's a great platform to build on. He's already well built and could grow taller.
I'll actually render and upload the highlights I've made of some of his play... forgot to do it the other night.
That would be terrific. It's already shaping up to be a tedious day at work (even the negotiations surrounding where to have lunch have been rounded off and it's barely 10 AM!).
Any observations about Nishikori's form, anyone?
Starting to think the Kyrgios BH is better than his FH, it breaks down easier, but when both are going he hits some beautiful winners with the BH. Those CC shots are deadly.
I really like his down the line shot; he has a real talent for just guiding the ball down into the corner instead of pounding it like some pros. It really opens up the court for him and allows him to pound his forehand into the open court.
He looked in great form on day one with no signs of injury. Will be competitve against Raonic.
Thanks for that. Raonic got the job done tonight, let's see what the other youngsters did.
Excellent wins for Kyrgios, Kei and Carreno Busta. Borna lost to a very special tennis player, no shame in that.
Yes, I'm so happy for V E-B! Borna will have many years to recoup his opportunities. I hope he learns from today...his talent and Victor's savviness...that would be unbeatable!
If there is an ATP comeback award this year it should go to him. He's just an inspiration to every player, especially those struggling to make ends meet.
Cuevas will be in the running with his titles. Shame he bit the dust here in Flushing.
So, to recap the current status of the younglings. Dimitrov marches on. Kyrgios falls valiantly. Kei and Milos to face off; who am I missing? Of course, Thiem. I am going to mark him down for beating Lopez, our collective darling.
Judy, is that you?? :lol:
On topic, looking forward to Kei and Milos. Tbh, I think Kei will win, he looks in great form.
Kei could prove to be kryptonite for Milos and Grigor. There are some very interesting dynamics in this generation of players, despite what some here say.
Raonic out. Kei in. Any ranking permutations?
I think Nishi takes 10 and Raonic stays at 6.
Dimitrov also falls. Out with a whimper, as they say.
Sugartrov melts in the sun...sad effort from seemingly in control in that 2nd set TB.
Only Kei remains. The last samurai against overwhelming odds.
Too late to add Marin? I reckon his real tennis age is below 25.
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