Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by Larrysümmers, Dec 20, 2010.
can't without having a baseline for it
fedace? has anybody else mentioned him yet?
ITT (In This Thread): people who don't know how to quote properly.
Everything you said is the truth. And jolly will yet again simply ignore your post #486 because he knows what he's said in the past.
BTW, who's going to set up the paypal account to fund jolly's travel? I'll gladly chip in...
that works for me. shoot an email or post in the CFL thread. be warned tho that some of us are at times looney (mostly me. )
btw - still want to hit fB.
Why did the jolly stuff get dragged into this thread? For the record. As far as I know jolly did say some weird things and misrepresented himself as a "nationally ranked open level player" here in the past and belittled ntrp 4.0 4.5 players to some extent. I saw the posts. But im not about to go searching for them now. And it is also kind of weird jolly never defends himself but has his friends do it. It is all very very weird. just leave it alone as jolly will never see the crtitics points and the critics will never get what they want from jolly. Which at this point I don't even know what that is as jolly is a 5.0 now anyways.
What is CFL?
While the scores are accurate, (Accurate as in what the record states, not what actually happened in real life, as 2 matches that I never played were entered as 6-0, 6-0 losses) the ratings of many of the players have been altered or were not current.
Example. I have never lost to a player who was rated 4.0 at the time I played him.
In 11/2007 I lost to my friend, who two years later self rated at 4.0, when he most likely judging by his results over the past two years should have been a 4.5. Does it matter that I was hurt? Not really. Is it a stretch to say that I can't beat 4.0 players when I lost to one player who would go on to self rate 4.0 two years later? I would think so.
The other two "4.0" players I have supposedly lost to had no USTA ratings, and were by any definition 5.5 players.
That is one example. There are many others who were misrated in an attempt to make me look bad.
As for the quotes, Drak either takes them out of context, or completely fabricates them.
I have never said I was a 5.5 highly ranked national open player.
That is a complete fabrication.
Okay, but do you have any opinions on these quotes (quoted by Drak and once by JRB )
Or are these all false or highly misinterpreted?
Would love to see this match!
Id call them both my friends, and at the same time have gotten into words with both of them on here. Based on the eye test of their games id say it could be a close match, but then looking also at results I would predict Jolly to win. Depending how they play of course, I believe it could potentially be 6-2 6-3ish for Jolly, or possibly 3 sets. Drakulie would have to hope Jolly is making errors. Perhaps Drakulie could draw Jolly in to the net. Jolly indeed has somewhat of an ugly game and can improve his footwork, volleys and forehand form alot, but he has some fairly good pop on all strokes and serve. Based on recent tournament and league results, Jolly certainly is a 4.5 player and can hang at 5.0 level.
If this match (Drak vs Jo11y) is ever played I hope it is played on a hard court.
You're not in college (yet). Suck it up. ;-)
Whoever wins, I feel both will leave the courts lost and confused over what just transpired.
Or better yet, both go grab a beer afterwards and they'll probably realize
they get along.
I'd chip in 10-$20 to see Jolly play Drakulie
Based on their videos, I'd have to go with Drak as his overall game seems more solid.
JollyRoger should pretend Dratrollie is Cecil Mammet and tank the match.
Can you direct us towards the videos that give you that impression ?? I haven't seen Drak play seriously on video...just hitting around (can't really say I've seen Jolly play seriously either though...). Didn't really follow both of their videos though...I've seen them enough to know that they are both decent players and that's just fine with me.
Would like to hit with any of them, but the damn distance makes it tough .
Regardless, I have a feeling this might be another one of your notoriously precise NTRP estimations based on video and based on that alone I would bet on Jolly ).
On a random note.. I'm going to be coming to the USA this summer, will happily play any of you!
What part of the USA? If your over 40 ill play you but if your 25 and fast I'm not running that much lol....
Haha, I'm 22 and a tennis coach, I'd give you a good hit either way!
I haven't decided yet.. I've already been to new york 3 times, Hollywood once, and I've road tripped down and up the east coast.. maybe Miami? Anywhere where the american girls like a posh english accent!
22? and a teaching pro? umm pass... seriously though if you make it to NYC I would love to wipe the court with you... But you have to hit the ball to me and not away from me. And I get the doubles lines, and I get 3 serves.
...which would pretty much BE anywhere!
I'm moving to the states.
After I acquire a posh English accent.
Usually Diet Coke. The man does miracles with the edges of the frame...
Ugh... A team, center row... *drools.* I need to get another castle mug
Hmm, apparently I'm behind on my posting... V always gets the worst seats hahha
I wonder how Adrian would fare on the TT forums with his record and DW-40?
If this match does happen, Geoff and I plan to dip into our frequent flyer miles and be THERE!
The question: Will this match (and its reporting!) eclipse my experience with the famous "Red Storm Rising/Spirit of a Champion" match of yester-year featuring Samster vs. Saram?? Only time will tell! BHBH
thanks for reviving the thread on this snowy day
where is the Red Storm thread? I did a search and turned up nothing.
^^ dozu - fyi
I'd like to see a match between Tonlars and Kim Clijsters.
Haha thatd be a ton of fun! Id definitely need my A game. Thats a dream to someday play someone well-known like that.
He'd better be ready to run, that *****h hits a ton. His serve won't bother her at all. So it's run and gun, or lose.
^^ Tony is very fit and fast...wheels shouldn't be a problem.
Honest to God, I read your post as "which posters you hate so much you want to hit (in the face, groin, stomach etc)?
But seriously, I found so many great posters in this forum, that I would love to watch a clip of them playing.
Maybe TW can create a dedicated section for this? If it exists already, please give directions...
She better be ready to run too haha! Thats why itd be such a fun match, baseline war. I dont deserve to be on the court with her though she has accomplished a million times more than I ever have, but I do think it would be good tennis. I have friends or people I know who have hit and played sets with top women pros and have often won.
With all due respect, my cash would be on TonLars. And yes, I have played with two different top 50 women on multiple occasions, including sets/point play. BHBH
If it was against current top 50 WTA players, what were your set/match
scores against them?
I think Tony would have her on her pony pretty quickly. BHBH
I don't know, I think it'd be pretty close. I mean Kim Clijsters is no slouch. She's got great power off of both wings and a great serve for a woman.
at 00:10, she goes 'when I grow up, I will beat TonLars'
but Tony hasn't given birth...correct me if mistaken.
I am 48, so none of my experience has been against current top 50 WTA'ers. However 15 years ago I played regularly with a really incredible young lady who won one part of the NCAA's while in college and then went on to be top 50 on the WTA. At the time I was 33 years old and she was 27. We played mixed doubles together and also hit and played practice sets in singles regularly. We were more or less evenly matched (sorry, I don't think I can accurately remember the exact counts, but the sets were typically close and I won some and she won some). We became great friends, and the experience was unbelievable fun. She moved away a few years later, but we still keep in touch. I miss her!
More recently (about 4-5 years ago) I hit and played lots of tiebreakers and sets with another former WTA top 50 player. Obviously I was much older (and slower! ) I guess at that time I was 44'ish and she 28. I won plenty of tiebreakers and was close in many of the sets but won very few. She always seemed to be able to 'push through' when down or in danger of losing. Again, great fun, but less good results!
I mean absolutely no disrespect to Kim Clisters or to women's tennis. She is a world champion and an incredible athlete. I don't think TonLars would blow her out, but I think he'd win reasonably comfortably MOST of the sets they might play. Just my opinion. I acknowledge I might be wrong, and as I said I've no experience playing against the 'modern' WTA'ers who I think probably hit 'bigger' than their colleagues from the past. BHBH
So were you a college player or something like that? For some reason I thought you were like a 4.0 player.
Be patient. Give me time and I will get there. BHBH
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