Rosol: How Far Can He Go?

Rosol's ranking?

  • Top 10

    Votes: 12 17.4%
  • Top 20

    Votes: 8 11.6%
  • Top 50

    Votes: 30 43.5%
  • Top 80

    Votes: 10 14.5%
  • Top 100 (little to no improvement from his ranking now)

    Votes: 8 11.6%
  • Outside the Top 100

    Votes: 1 1.4%

  • Total voters
    69

AnotherTennisProdigy

Professional
For those of you who are watching the US Open qualies, Rosol showed us some impressive stuff. This guy was serving bombs, one of the biggest serves I've seen and he has the ground game to back it up. Did he play like this before he beat Nadal? :shock:

So, how far up the rankings do you think he can climb? As of now he's #94 in the world. Do you think he can eventually reach the summit, top 10? A moderate top 50? Or maybe he'll decline?
 
He has a good game and seems to be playing some great tennis this season. I think he can be a top 50 player, and probably get a few more top 10 scalps in the next 2-3 years.
 

AnotherTennisProdigy

Professional
Maybe he's the next soderling and makes it into the top 10? It's unlikely, but the situation is remarkably similar. I think soderling was the same age as Rosol now when he upset Rafa at the french.
 

DolgoSantoro

Professional
Where's the GOAT option :)

Ah, if he can play half as well as he did against Rafa he could be top 20. If he can approach the level of that match again he could go to 10 or higher. I won't hold my breath but he seems like a good guy and I like his game so I'll be cheering for him
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Probably won't have the consistency or drive to go lower than 50. I'll root for him, though.

Is he in the qualies ? Hope he makes it thru. Vamos Rosol....
 

Ellipses

Rookie
A very nice top 50 player. Occasionally has a breakout match and takes out someone near the top like he did at Wimbledon. Of course, what's separating someone like Rosol and someone near the top is consistency. Obviously if Rosol could bring his Nadal-game to every match he'd be in the top 5 for sure, but he can't. Still, he should have a nice career.
 

Clarky21

Banned
He we go with Soderling effect again. Rosol in an inconsistent ballbasher that most likely will not make this enormous climb up the rankings that you would like him to. He's not the next Nadal slayer no matter how badly you want him to be.
 

AnotherTennisProdigy

Professional
He we go with Soderling effect again. Rosol in an inconsistent ballbasher that most likely will not make this enormous climb up the rankings that you would like him to. He's not the next Nadal slayer no matter how badly you want him to be.
Nah, it was a joke. Soderling went all the way to the final, Rosol went out meekly to Kolshrieber. Still, you can't deny the fact that he has a huge game that can possibly take him far.
 

JTJet

Rookie
I'm going to say that he could make it to the top 50. Qualifying for the US Open will definitely help him.
 

Jackuar

Hall of Fame
As Dr.Ivo said, if Bombs and FH alone can get you to the top, you must be a genius.

Anyway, he has the game but what is he - 27??!! Already? By the time he ups to game to get, say about ten top-10 scalps, he'd be 28/29.. That's post-prime Nadal!!

Top-50 at the max.
 

ledwix

Hall of Fame
Well clearly he can go Top 50 since there's not a huge spread in skill between 90s and 50s; often random fluctuations in form and results can make the difference there. But does his peak level strategy really seem sustainable? No. Top 20 is hard to picture.
 

Jugulator

New User
After Wimbledon, he played 7 Matches in the Interclub NLA in Switzerland, of which he won 6 :

31.07.12 IC NLA Lammer Michael 13.909 N1 (5) 1:6 7:6 6:1 S
02.08.12 IC NLA Korolev Evgeny 14.300 N1 (4) 6:4 2:6 6:0 S
04.08.12 IC NLA Clément Arnaud 14.450 N1 (3) 6:3 6:7 7:6 S
05.08.12 IC NLA Oswald Philipp 14.200 N1 (4) 6:4 6:7 6:3 S
07.08.12 IC NLA Pospisil Jaroslav 14.100 N1 (5) 5:7 6:3 6:4 S
11.08.12 IC NLA Baumann Moritz 14.000 N1 (6) 7:6 7:6 S
12.08.12 IC NLA Meffert Dominik 14.350 N1 (4) 4:6 7:6 3:6 N

S=Sieg (Win) N= Niederlage (Defeat)
 

underground

G.O.A.T.
So Rosol is 1 match away from qualifying for the USO, I'm interested at where he will land in the draw if he does so. He can be as close to Federer, Djokovic and Murray in the draw as he was to Nadal at Wimbly, he can even get Tsonga in the 1st round.
 
Maybe he's the next soderling and makes it into the top 10? It's unlikely, but the situation is remarkably similar. I think soderling was the same age as Rosol now when he upset Rafa at the french.
Soderling was two years younger than Rosol, comparing their respective Rafupsets. Also, while LR came out of nowhere, RS was seeded at Roland Garros (#23), and had broken into the top 30 as early as 2005.


Regards,
MDL
 

InvisibleSoul

Hall of Fame
So Rosol is 1 match away from qualifying for the USO, I'm interested at where he will land in the draw if he does so. He can be as close to Federer, Djokovic and Murray in the draw as he was to Nadal at Wimbly, he can even get Tsonga in the 1st round.
Didn't make it.

Beats five time finalist and two time champion Nadal at Wimbledon.

Can't beat some dude named Guido Pella ranked #150 to qualify for US Open.

:confused:
 

ben123

Professional
Didn't make it.

Beats five time finalist and two time champion Nadal at Wimbledon.

Can't beat some dude named Guido Pella ranked #150 to qualify for US Open.

:confused:
tennis is not a game of numbers... these guys are all very good players and they all want to win (just sometimes their mind gets in the way). it depends on so many things. the daily form, the mental strength etc ...

found a vid of ivanisevic talking about confidence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=032CQ_t6KuI&feature=plcp
you need more than being able to play good tennis... rafa said if you watch practise from the top 10 guys and the top 500 guys you probably dont see a difference but on the court etc..
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
Rosol is currently #93. He has a long way to go to be viewed as a serious contender for anthting in tennis. He may as well just rest on in the zone defeat of Nadal and work as hard as he can to get into the top 50. This threat should be revisited next year to see how he does in the next 6 months.
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
Rosol is currently #93. He has a long way to go to be viewed as a serious contender for anything in tennis. He may as well just rest on his on the in the zone defeat of Nadal and work as hard as he can to get into the top 50. This thread should be revisited next year to see how he does in the next 6 months.
 
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