The Donald

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  1. bigserving

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    I would like to see the Don think big and play the tour events as long as he can. He needs to get the mindset all year round of expecting himself to win events at the tour level. He has got the experience and the bank account to go all-in, all of the time.
     
  2. Harry_Wild

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    The tour ranking system is tough on a player that experience an up and then down season. You may not qualify in the "bigger" tournament main draw where most of you ranking points are from if your ranking falls below the cut off. You then have to play qualifying round to see if you can get through to defend your last season's record points.
     
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  3. bigserving

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    That is simply the life of a professional tennis player. They get ranking points from winning matches in the main draw. The more points accumulated, the more money, the more point, the higher ranking............. They don't get any ranking points for not playing. He gets nothing for playing video games in Atlanta.

    Donald loses enough matches that he should not be getting burned out on the tour. His level of play he normally loses in the first or second rounds. That gives him plenty days to travel and prepare for the next event. He has earned enough in his career that he can afford the lean weeks of first round losses. I would like to see him do that.
     
  4. Harry_Wild

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    The Donald started out his career with plenty of financial bang with a very nice Nike endorsement along with wild cards entries into major tour events. Now a day, he does not have many endorsements to aid him for travel, stay and training. Lucky his parents have a tennis business and are his personal coaches and business agent, so overhead is super low. I think he would make a great living being a tennis analyst with ESPN/EuroSport/TennisChannel after he is done on the tour.
     
  5. bigserving

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    The Don comes out of his fall hibernation to qualify for the main draw in Switzerland. Can he get enough good work done this fall to stay in the top 100 or, will he be playing soon in a challenger near you?
     
  6. Soianka

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    Maybe when The Donald retires he'll be a WTA coach/hitting partner to someone like Taylor Townsend.
     
  7. Harry_Wild

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    ??? Taylor has gone up in the rankings but has regress back to the Future Circuit I think? Last time I saw her was with Donald in mixed doubles play! I think she is ranked above 200!
     
  8. bigserving

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    Comfortable first round win for the don. Now he has the joy of Wawrinka in the second round.
     
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    He had a joyous day at USO'11. Since then, not so much.
     
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  10. jaggy

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    If The Donald had bigger hands who knows how far he could have gone.
     
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  11. Rob_C

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    He made the 4th rd of the US Open last year as well. Plus 3rd rd of the French a cpl yrs back. 3rd rd of the Aussie Open one yr also. Not too bad. Plus a cpl finals appearances thrown in.
     
  12. bigserving

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    He could have been yuuuuge.
     
  13. bigserving

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    Three set battle for the winner..............Stan. Very respectable effort for Donald. He was down five three in the second and got the break back to win in a tiebreak. Very entertaining match to watch. Nice tennis and some great shotmaking from both. Don, as usual, lost his focus a bit to start the third and got down an early break. That time, Stan did not let him get it back.
     
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    Valient fight which is not something we have come to expect from The Donald. Hopefully a sign of things to come
     
  15. Harry_Wild

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    He will need the fighting spirit since The Donald's ranking has sunk down to 93 this week! Ugh!
     
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    Seeded 1 at an Australian challenger, I assume his ranking gets him into the AO.
     
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  18. Harry_Wild

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    Poor Donald, was ranked #1 in the draw with a ranking of 88 and lose in the 1st round but a three set match with tiebreaker 7-3 in the City of Onkaparinga Tennis Challenger in Australia. The Donald will have another tournament maybe, qualifier or maybe straight into the draw of the AO! The Donald is on the edge of the draw!
     
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    COURT 10 - MEN'S SINGLES - ROUND 1
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    D. Young

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    Match Completed
    Match Duration: 2:30

    The Donald just won his match in straight sets and is into second round of the 2017 AO singles tournament! How about that!
     
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  20. bigserving

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    A nice pay check for a journeyman and some very much needed ranking points. Kohlschriber (sp) will be a test.
     
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    Cash, yes; points (45 for 2R), meh.
     
  22. bigserving

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    45 points to a 90 ranked journeyman is worth the while. Even with that, he is at the qualie level for tour events.
     
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    It does raise his ranking to low 70s (72-74) which ensures auto entry into the next few Slams, even gives him a little room to slide and still get auto-entry. Wins like 1st round of Slam matter a lot to the journeymen ranked around where DY is. That ranking will also get him auto entry into some smaller ATP tournaments, though he'll have to qualify for Masters and some (most?) of the 500s depending on the field.
     
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    He can get into a fair number of 250s with his post-AO ranking, as many top players don't partake and there are often two or three happening simultaneously. Not all, but certainly some.
     
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    Herr Kohlschreiber made a nice parting gift for The Donald in the shape of a bagel. Perhaps as tasty as the ones Not young anymore Young enjoys at his favorite franchise with the Golden Arches outside.:eek:
     
  26. Harry_Wild

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    The Donald plays doubles too so he might have been a little tire for the final set!
     
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  27. Harry_Wild

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    After AO, The Donald is 85 in the ranking! Hopefully, he can do well in the Challengers to bring it back to the 60 range to get in the main draw of 250, 500 and 1000 ATP tournaments! Qualifying rounds is a struggle and should be avoided at all cost!
     
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    His ranking at cutoff dates for the three concurrent 250s in Quito/Montpelier/Sofia will probably get him direct entry. If he was pressing for points, he would be in the Maui Challenger as #1 seed. That might have been a nice pit stop on the way back home, BTW.
     
  29. Harry_Wild

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    Made mistake, The Donald ranking jumped 11 spots and is 74 in the world! Great news for Donald! Congrats!
     
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    Made mistake, The Donald ranking jumped 11 spots and is 74 in the world! Great news for Donald! Congrats!
     
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    Made mistake, The Donald ranking jumped 11 spots and is 74 in the world! Great news for Donald! Congrats!
     

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