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I've never thought it's just mental with him, he has a similar game to Dancevic, I call them tweeners, they play better at the net than they do off the ground usually, there game is maybe slightly above average at the net and average off the ground, Frank is better mentally, no question, not the kind of game to do alot of damage.
Peter's game is similar to Frank's?

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he did well to win but i dont think he'll qualify with who's left to come
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he did well to win but i dont think he'll qualify with who's left to come
I agree, he lost last time he played Zeballos and I would expect the same result tomorrow (or whenever they play)

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What, they aren't really baseliners, they both look to get to the net, but do do a bit of baselining if they have to.

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What, they aren't really baseliners, they both look to get to the net, but do do a bit of baselining if they have to.
Frank's has a very good serve, a pretty good forehand and tries to get into the net at every chance he gets, regardless of if it will be an easy volley or not, he is probably a top 5 or top 10 volleyer in the top 115 or whatever, his hands are amazing. He is terribly inconsistent from then back of the court often times, but he does have two weapons, his serve and his net play. He hits the ball very flat, like your typical Canadian tennis player.

Peter's serve is average, and his second serve is probably below average, but his ground game is alright, much more consistent than Frank's. Good forehand and backhand, with lots of spin. He, unlike Frank, does not have any weapons. His forehand and backhand will move players around but they will not produce flat out winners and he often plays with a lot of margin for error, not really going for winners but making his opponents hit a lot of balls. He is okay at the net, but generally only goes to the net when he is expecting to have an easier volley because he doesn't have the weapons to finish the point from the baseline.

This is just how I see the two players, and maybe I am wrong, but I really feel that Polansky plays like a European, like Igor Andreev for example and Dancevic plays a lot like an American, like James Blake for example.

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I hope Peter will pull the upset tomorrow.
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Frank's has a very good serve, a pretty good forehand and tries to get into the net at every chance he gets, regardless of if it will be an easy volley or not, he is probably a top 5 or top 10 volleyer in the top 115 or whatever, his hands are amazing. He is terribly inconsistent from then back of the court often times, but he does have two weapons, his serve and his net play. He hits the ball very flat, like your typical Canadian tennis player.

Peter's serve is average, and his second serve is probably below average, but his ground game is alright, much more consistent than Frank's. Good forehand and backhand, with lots of spin. He, unlike Frank, does not have any weapons. His forehand and backhand will move players around but they will not produce flat out winners and he often plays with a lot of margin for error, not really going for winners but making his opponents hit a lot of balls. He is okay at the net, but generally only goes to the net when he is expecting to have an easier volley because he doesn't have the weapons to finish the point from the baseline.

This is just how I see the two players, and maybe I am wrong, but I really feel that Polansky plays like a European, like Igor Andreev for example and Dancevic plays a lot like an American, like James Blake for example.
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Frank's has a very good serve, a pretty good forehand and tries to get into the net at every chance he gets, regardless of if it will be an easy volley or not, he is probably a top 5 or top 10 volleyer in the top 115 or whatever, his hands are amazing. He is terribly inconsistent from then back of the court often times, but he does have two weapons, his serve and his net play. He hits the ball very flat, like your typical Canadian tennis player.

Peter's serve is average, and his second serve is probably below average, but his ground game is alright, much more consistent than Frank's. Good forehand and backhand, with lots of spin. He, unlike Frank, does not have any weapons. His forehand and backhand will move players around but they will not produce flat out winners and he often plays with a lot of margin for error, not really going for winners but making his opponents hit a lot of balls. He is okay at the net, but generally only goes to the net when he is expecting to have an easier volley because he doesn't have the weapons to finish the point from the baseline.

This is just how I see the two players, and maybe I am wrong, but I really feel that Polansky plays like a European, like Igor Andreev for example and Dancevic plays a lot like an American, like James Blake for example.
funny because the way you describe peter';s game is alot like how you'd describe wozniacki's
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Frank's has a very good serve, a pretty good forehand and tries to get into the net at every chance he gets, regardless of if it will be an easy volley or not, he is probably a top 5 or top 10 volleyer in the top 115 or whatever, his hands are amazing. He is terribly inconsistent from then back of the court often times, but he does have two weapons, his serve and his net play. He hits the ball very flat, like your typical Canadian tennis player.

Peter's serve is average, and his second serve is probably below average, but his ground game is alright, much more consistent than Frank's. Good forehand and backhand, with lots of spin. He, unlike Frank, does not have any weapons. His forehand and backhand will move players around but they will not produce flat out winners and he often plays with a lot of margin for error, not really going for winners but making his opponents hit a lot of balls. He is okay at the net, but generally only goes to the net when he is expecting to have an easier volley because he doesn't have the weapons to finish the point from the baseline.

This is just how I see the two players, and maybe I am wrong, but I really feel that Polansky plays like a European, like Igor Andreev for example and Dancevic plays a lot like an American, like James Blake for example.
Yeah, I was just watching some highlights of Peter playing DC vs. Israel, he does look to be more of a baseliner than I remember when I watched him in Canada, maybe he changed his game a bit since his accident, in that match he was making some very poor errors from the baseline though, this is why I feel there should maybe be scouting reports on tennis players, cause we can either forget or confuse, or just don't know a players game if we haven't seen them play.

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funny because the way you describe peter';s game is alot like how you'd describe wozniacki's
Except Wozniacki is number 1 in the world.

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Yeah, I was just watching some highlights of Peter playing DC vs. Israel, he does look to be more of a baseliner than I remember when I watched him in Canada, maybe he changed his game a bit since his accident, in that match he was making some very poor errors from the baseline though, this is why I feel there should maybe be scouting reports on tennis players, cause we can either forget or confuse, or just don't know a players game if we haven't seen them play.
Yeah, its easy to not be completely sure with lower ranked ranked players. Some of us on here may know about certain players so if you are ever unsure you can ask, I know I ask about some players of different nations.

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Except Wozniacki is number 1 in the world.
well was

but yeah, i know..its just kind of funny
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but yeah, i know..its just kind of funny
I see what you mean.

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Frank is better from the baseline than given credit for here. And he has more weapons and is probably better from the baseline than Polansky is. His BH DTL and forehand are big shots when he times them. He also has a more dangerous return of serve.

Polansky hits with a lot of spin on his forehand but can hit some winners with that shot. I wouldn't call him completely weaponless because he can hit some good forehands and serves. But in comparison to Dancevic or most top 100 players he's simply less talented.

Polansky isn't that good a volleyer, I'm not exactly sure how that would get connected with him. He's not really comfortable at net either, from what I've seen of him, he certainly isn't the type who enjoys coming to net except when he knows he will win the point.
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