Expected dry spell during the grass season. Still, we can't pretend there's no major ahead of Kavcic - he's playing Kamke in the first round of Wimbledon. Anything but a first round exit would be a pleasant surprise here. Makes me wonder - has he ever won a match played on grass?
Disappointing loss for Blaž against Starace. It was always going to be tough, but tactically it wasn't a good performance. Started fairly well, then when Starace improved in the 2nd set, Kavčič got too passive, wasn't hitting the ball at all.
Starace served better and was controlling the points as Blaž was moving further back into the court, then Starace was able to use excellent dropshots. Good that Kavčič was able to get one of the breaks back in the 4th, even then he had a bp chance get it back on serve, but it was saved by a good serve.
“ On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".
Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".
He was not patient enough. His new coach for the test period of 5 straight weeks is Slovenia's Davis Cup captain Blaz Trupej. Trupej has coached a plethora of players, men and women, with not much success. The only player he has "brought" to the top 100 was WTA's Maja Matevzic (CH of 38), the rest failed badly.
Frankly, if he had kept Voinea for just those 12 weeks per year it would've still been better than hiring Trupej.
I think Trupek is excellent choice he did wonders for Maja Matevzic who was third wheel back in the days when Slovenia was winning all junior titels with Srebotnik, Pisnik and Hergold ... she was hanging at around 300 before Blaz took over and made her into top50 player (at some point even better than Pisnik or Srebotnik)
WISHLIST Robby GINEPRI Blaž KAVČIČ Feliciano LOPEZ Tomas BERDYCH Martin KLIZAN Julien BENNETEAU Novak DJOKOVIC Dmitry TURSUNOV Janko TIPSAREVIC Stanislas WAWRINKA Norbert GOMBOS Mikhail YOUZHNY Thomaz BELLUCCI Benoit PAIRE Gilles MULLER Juan Martin del POTRO John ISNER Santiago GIRALDO Philipp PETZSCHNER Gilles SIMONGrigor DIMITROV Florian MAYER
HATE LIST Rafael NADAL Andy MURRAYMarcos BAGHDATIS Bernard TOMIC Fernando VERDASCO Dominic THIEM Alexandr DOLGOPOLOV Fabio FOGNINI Borna CORIC Gael MONFILS Tommy HAAS Richard GASQUET Carlos BERLOCQ Ernests GULBIS Albert MONTANES Paolo LORENZI Vasek POSPISIL
Trupej also coached a bunch of other players since Matevzic's retirement and achieved nothing. Most of the players even regressed.(most notably Zec-Peskiric)
AJ - you think Zemlja's more talented? He's got more power on serve and groundstrokes, but other than that they're pretty even talent-wise. Yet, I'd have never predicted Kavcic to have a better ranking and more success on the tour.