Originally Posted by Henry Chinaski
strange style this smeets. seems very defensive in rallies then rushes the net out of nowhere. I didn't really get to see if he's any good there because fish either blasted a winner or more often, hit the ball about 5 yards out.
was the first time i've seen smeets in full... seems very uncanny indeed... has some skills...
but anyways, i was watching this match and thinking about an article i read about why stoltenberg left the national aussie coaching set up a few years back... one of his main arguments for leaving and setting up a business, literally in his own backyard, was that the system was geared to producing a ton of good players at 150-400 with the hope of one or two cracking the top 100 - where stoltz was just like : wha? lets just see how many top tenners we can make right...?
anyways... while watching smeets, he struck me of just this sort of player... produced for the fringes of a grand slam... no more... i would love to think he'll bloom late like many aussie players do but i dunno...