THE OFFICIAL--- Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) ---- Thread - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-17-2007, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
VolandriFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 7,894
                     
THE OFFICIAL--- Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) ---- Thread

Anyone here a fan of Fritz? He's a young South African player (born in 1986).

He cracked the top 500 near the end of '05, and is still sitting around the mark. Fritz was pretty outstanding as a junior, but it still has yet to translate to his professional game. His biggest weapon is his serve, which is decent even by top 100 standard.

I met him in 2004 while he was still on the junior tour.

Here's a photo so you can all see who I'm talking about. He's not so bad looking, is he?

Attached Files
File Type: pdf Fritz_Wolmarans.pdf (144.9 KB, 2 views)

Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Yuki BHAMBRI, Fabio FOGNINI, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Donald YOUNG, Gael MONFILS, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV


Simon|Mathieu|Falla|Bolelli|Kyrgios|Verdasco
Monaco|Garcia-Lopez|Dancevic|Granollers|Cilic|Schwank
Wolmarans|Ferrer|Robredo|Alcaide|Starace

Last edited by VolandriFan; 03-21-2011 at 06:02 AM.
VolandriFan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-17-2007, 08:36 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
ae wowww's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Age: 27
Posts: 8,972
                     
Re: Fritz Wolmarans (RSA)

Fritzy is very talented, a good lad. Some talk about him in the SA Thread, I think.

Jim Thomas - Max Mirnyi - Jordan Kerr - Rohan Bopanna - Andy Roddick - Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi - Ilia Bozoljac - Chris Haggard - Jan-Michael Gambill - Donald Young - Nathan Healey - Lleyton Hewitt - Jamie Murray - Olivier Rochus - James Blake - Vince Spadea - Tim Henman - John Isner - Travis Parrott - Paul Goldstein - Tim Henman - Wes Moodie - Arnaud Clement - Michael Russell - Jeff Coetzee

Surbiton Trophy Challenger 1998-2008


Jim Thomas Official Site


Jeff Coetzee Official Site
ae wowww is offline  
post #3 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-18-2007, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
VolandriFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 7,894
                     
Re: Fritz Wolmarans (RSA)

There is an SA thread? Thanks, I'll have to check it out.

Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Yuki BHAMBRI, Fabio FOGNINI, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Donald YOUNG, Gael MONFILS, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV


Simon|Mathieu|Falla|Bolelli|Kyrgios|Verdasco
Monaco|Garcia-Lopez|Dancevic|Granollers|Cilic|Schwank
Wolmarans|Ferrer|Robredo|Alcaide|Starace
VolandriFan is offline  
post #4 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 03:42 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
ae wowww's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Age: 27
Posts: 8,972
                     
Re: Fritz Wolmarans (RSA)




Jim Thomas - Max Mirnyi - Jordan Kerr - Rohan Bopanna - Andy Roddick - Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi - Ilia Bozoljac - Chris Haggard - Jan-Michael Gambill - Donald Young - Nathan Healey - Lleyton Hewitt - Jamie Murray - Olivier Rochus - James Blake - Vince Spadea - Tim Henman - John Isner - Travis Parrott - Paul Goldstein - Tim Henman - Wes Moodie - Arnaud Clement - Michael Russell - Jeff Coetzee

Surbiton Trophy Challenger 1998-2008


Jim Thomas Official Site


Jeff Coetzee Official Site
ae wowww is offline  
post #5 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 03:42 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
ae wowww's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Age: 27
Posts: 8,972
                     
Re: Fritz Wolmarans (RSA)





Enjoy!

Jim Thomas - Max Mirnyi - Jordan Kerr - Rohan Bopanna - Andy Roddick - Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi - Ilia Bozoljac - Chris Haggard - Jan-Michael Gambill - Donald Young - Nathan Healey - Lleyton Hewitt - Jamie Murray - Olivier Rochus - James Blake - Vince Spadea - Tim Henman - John Isner - Travis Parrott - Paul Goldstein - Tim Henman - Wes Moodie - Arnaud Clement - Michael Russell - Jeff Coetzee

Surbiton Trophy Challenger 1998-2008


Jim Thomas Official Site


Jeff Coetzee Official Site
ae wowww is offline  
post #6 of 72 (permalink) Old 06-21-2007, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
VolandriFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 7,894
                     
Re: Fritz Wolmarans (RSA)

Thank you so much! What an impressive physique

Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Yuki BHAMBRI, Fabio FOGNINI, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Donald YOUNG, Gael MONFILS, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV


Simon|Mathieu|Falla|Bolelli|Kyrgios|Verdasco
Monaco|Garcia-Lopez|Dancevic|Granollers|Cilic|Schwank
Wolmarans|Ferrer|Robredo|Alcaide|Starace
VolandriFan is offline  
post #7 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-02-2007, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
VolandriFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 7,894
                     
Re: Fritz Wolmarans (RSA)

More, more?

Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Yuki BHAMBRI, Fabio FOGNINI, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Donald YOUNG, Gael MONFILS, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV


Simon|Mathieu|Falla|Bolelli|Kyrgios|Verdasco
Monaco|Garcia-Lopez|Dancevic|Granollers|Cilic|Schwank
Wolmarans|Ferrer|Robredo|Alcaide|Starace
VolandriFan is offline  
post #8 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-06-2007, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
VolandriFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 7,894
                     
Re: Fritz Wolmarans (RSA)

Fritz lost second round of the Winnetka $50000 challenger to Noam Okun of Israel, 7-6 6-1 . Not a bad loss considering Okun is in the top 200 and has been in the top 100 in the past, but these are the kind of matches Fritz needs to win if he wants to move up in the rankings. I think he was a bit tired after winning three qualifying matches and a first round.

However, he is back in the top 500 and can continue his ascent from here forth. I know he can at least crack the top 150-200 in his career, and hopefully do much more than that.

Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Yuki BHAMBRI, Fabio FOGNINI, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Donald YOUNG, Gael MONFILS, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV


Simon|Mathieu|Falla|Bolelli|Kyrgios|Verdasco
Monaco|Garcia-Lopez|Dancevic|Granollers|Cilic|Schwank
Wolmarans|Ferrer|Robredo|Alcaide|Starace

Last edited by VolandriFan; 07-06-2007 at 01:36 PM.
VolandriFan is offline  
post #9 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-06-2007, 07:11 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
ae wowww's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Age: 27
Posts: 8,972
                     
Re: THE OFFICIAL--- Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) ---- Thread

Good to hear he is in the top 500. I think he has proven his ability in the Davis Cup, and as you say, it's important he continues a steady rise.

Jim Thomas - Max Mirnyi - Jordan Kerr - Rohan Bopanna - Andy Roddick - Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi - Ilia Bozoljac - Chris Haggard - Jan-Michael Gambill - Donald Young - Nathan Healey - Lleyton Hewitt - Jamie Murray - Olivier Rochus - James Blake - Vince Spadea - Tim Henman - John Isner - Travis Parrott - Paul Goldstein - Tim Henman - Wes Moodie - Arnaud Clement - Michael Russell - Jeff Coetzee

Surbiton Trophy Challenger 1998-2008


Jim Thomas Official Site


Jeff Coetzee Official Site
ae wowww is offline  
post #10 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
VolandriFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 7,894
                     
Re: THE OFFICIAL--- Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) ---- Thread

Fritz reached his career high ranking of 461 this week! Keep it up Fritzy

Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Yuki BHAMBRI, Fabio FOGNINI, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Donald YOUNG, Gael MONFILS, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV


Simon|Mathieu|Falla|Bolelli|Kyrgios|Verdasco
Monaco|Garcia-Lopez|Dancevic|Granollers|Cilic|Schwank
Wolmarans|Ferrer|Robredo|Alcaide|Starace
VolandriFan is offline  
post #11 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 07:59 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
ae wowww's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Age: 27
Posts: 8,972
                     
Re: THE OFFICIAL--- Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) ---- Thread

Good work, Fritz. I have been practicing with Jeff this week, and he reckons Fritz should be playing quallies of ATP events wherever he can, instead of Futures & Challengers - the potential for more points is there, and it is simply a matter of getting used and up to the standard. For instance, Fritz would have got comfortably into quallies in Newport this week - probably, he should have tried.

Jim Thomas - Max Mirnyi - Jordan Kerr - Rohan Bopanna - Andy Roddick - Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi - Ilia Bozoljac - Chris Haggard - Jan-Michael Gambill - Donald Young - Nathan Healey - Lleyton Hewitt - Jamie Murray - Olivier Rochus - James Blake - Vince Spadea - Tim Henman - John Isner - Travis Parrott - Paul Goldstein - Tim Henman - Wes Moodie - Arnaud Clement - Michael Russell - Jeff Coetzee

Surbiton Trophy Challenger 1998-2008


Jim Thomas Official Site


Jeff Coetzee Official Site
ae wowww is offline  
post #12 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 03:14 AM
country flag Fee
Registered User
 
Fee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Northern California.
Posts: 17,866
                     
Re: THE OFFICIAL--- Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) ---- Thread

He's playing the qualifying in Aptos, CA this week. He's in the final round today, but I haven't looked for results yet.

Best twitter posts of the epic match:

@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.

@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.

@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.



Andy wearring Crocs, courtesy of Smitty8
Fee is offline  
post #13 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
VolandriFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 7,894
                     
Re: THE OFFICIAL--- Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) ---- Thread

Hello Fee, happy to see you in here!

Fritz qualified and will play Oudsema in the first round. Good luck Fritz

Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Yuki BHAMBRI, Fabio FOGNINI, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Donald YOUNG, Gael MONFILS, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV


Simon|Mathieu|Falla|Bolelli|Kyrgios|Verdasco
Monaco|Garcia-Lopez|Dancevic|Granollers|Cilic|Schwank
Wolmarans|Ferrer|Robredo|Alcaide|Starace
VolandriFan is offline  
post #14 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 08:36 AM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
ae wowww's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Age: 27
Posts: 8,972
                     
Re: THE OFFICIAL--- Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) ---- Thread

Good work Fritzy, want to see a steady rankings climb from him! I think Oudsema is probably one of the best draws he could ask for, the other qualifiers got tougher draws, I reckon. Good luck matey.

Jim Thomas - Max Mirnyi - Jordan Kerr - Rohan Bopanna - Andy Roddick - Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi - Ilia Bozoljac - Chris Haggard - Jan-Michael Gambill - Donald Young - Nathan Healey - Lleyton Hewitt - Jamie Murray - Olivier Rochus - James Blake - Vince Spadea - Tim Henman - John Isner - Travis Parrott - Paul Goldstein - Tim Henman - Wes Moodie - Arnaud Clement - Michael Russell - Jeff Coetzee

Surbiton Trophy Challenger 1998-2008


Jim Thomas Official Site


Jeff Coetzee Official Site
ae wowww is offline  
post #15 of 72 (permalink) Old 07-17-2007, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
VolandriFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Where the heart is
Posts: 7,894
                     
Re: THE OFFICIAL--- Fritz Wolmarans (RSA) ---- Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by ae wowww View Post
Good work Fritzy, want to see a steady rankings climb from him! I think Oudsema is probably one of the best draws he could ask for, the other qualifiers got tougher draws, I reckon. Good luck matey.
I think all of the matches were suspended due to rain. Oudsema is a good draw for Fritzy, and he just beat him in Winnetka two weeks ago, so that has to be good for his confidence going into the match. It was so nice to see him aiming for a challenger rather than playing in a futures again, he's above that and the losses don't really mean anything.

Experience against the top players is what will help him develop into a top player himself.

Filippo VOLANDRI, Pablo ANDUJAR, Yuki BHAMBRI, Fabio FOGNINI, Thomaz BELLUCCI,
Santiago GIRALDO, Donald YOUNG, Gael MONFILS, Juan Martin DEL POTRO, Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV


Simon|Mathieu|Falla|Bolelli|Kyrgios|Verdasco
Monaco|Garcia-Lopez|Dancevic|Granollers|Cilic|Schwank
Wolmarans|Ferrer|Robredo|Alcaide|Starace
VolandriFan is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome