James Blake vs. Milos Raonic

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
I'm watching this on TSN in Canada, and there has been no commentary for the last 15 mins. Anyone know what's up?
Would you rather go back to the blah blah talk about Andy Roddick and the Federer interview or have no one talking only the crowd noise and the umpire? I though no commentary ...er talk about anything other than the match was just great.
 

Richie Rich

Legend
the way murray was whining in his match against lopez today anything is possible if raonic playes well. ranking says murray will win. but who knows on match day?????
 

Service Ace

Hall of Fame
Raonic is extremely poor off the ground. Murray will get his serves back in play and then just wait for the error. Total borefest imo. Murray in 3.
 
all serve and mediocre groundies and poor returns??? sounds like a re-incarnation of Ivenisevic :mrgreen:
His forehand is anything but mediocre. So who else do you think would be a better choice to represent the future of North American tennis?

I see nobody out there near this kid.
 

Sid_Vicious

G.O.A.T.
Raonic is extremely poor off the ground. Murray will get his serves back in play and then just wait for the error. Total borefest imo. Murray in 3.
I would not say that Raonic is extremely poor off the ground. He has a pretty good forehand and solid backhand, but he has nothing special compared to the top player.
 

mightyrick

Legend
Isner is better than Raonic, although that's not saying much.
After watching Brian Baker, I now realize that the future of North American tennis is probably dead for a decade.

I am convinced that Brian Baker, if he hadn't been injured, could have beaten all of these guys. Very level headed. All court player. Great serve. Excellent backhand. Awesome return game. He is the antithesis of Roddick/Isner/Raonic/Harrison.

Unfortunately, we'll never see what he could have been. He's too old now.
 

romeo8880

G.O.A.T.
After watching Brian Baker, I now realize that the future of North American tennis is probably dead for a decade.

I am convinced that Brian Baker, if he hadn't been injured, could have beaten all of these guys. Very level headed. All court player. Great serve. Excellent backhand. Awesome return game. He is the antithesis of Roddick/Isner/Raonic/Harrison.

Unfortunately, we'll never see what he could have been. He's too old now.



Agreed. Shame he had all those injuries. Also a shame that Donald Young sucks.
 

1477aces

Hall of Fame
After watching Brian Baker, I now realize that the future of North American tennis is probably dead for a decade.

I am convinced that Brian Baker, if he hadn't been injured, could have beaten all of these guys. Very level headed. All court player. Great serve. Excellent backhand. Awesome return game. He is the antithesis of Roddick/Isner/Raonic/Harrison.

Unfortunately, we'll never see what he could have been. He's too old now.
Come on roddick is also levelheaded and was an all court player, (he out served and volleyed sampras). I agree about isner, raonic, and harrison, but not better than roddick.
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Come on roddick is also levelheaded and was an all court player, (he out served and volleyed sampras).
Roddick was never a natural all-court player and had to be taught to volley--with comedic results in the period after his fluke majors title. He was and remains a 98% baseliner like the majority of the sorry American male players.
 

Sid_Vicious

G.O.A.T.
After watching Brian Baker, I now realize that the future of North American tennis is probably dead for a decade.

I am convinced that Brian Baker, if he hadn't been injured, could have beaten all of these guys. Very level headed. All court player. Great serve. Excellent backhand. Awesome return game. He is the antithesis of Roddick/Isner/Raonic/Harrison.

Unfortunately, we'll never see what he could have been. He's too old now.
Why throw Roddick in that mix of players? Roddick is twice the player that Baker could ever be.
 
What about John Mcain? He was a great player an for his age still plays a big game. That lefty style of game still looks great when he is on.
Serve out wide is still awesome.
 
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