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US Open R1: Calleri d Krajicek 6-2 6-2 6-1

Expected obviously...shame that Ryan Harrison lost to Krajicek 5 and 1 in the semis of Kalamzoo though...
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Re: US Open R1: Calleri d Krajicek 6-2 6-2 6-1

Ryan Harrison got a lucky win in Houston. He still has a way to go before hanging with the big boys.

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Ryan Harrison got a lucky win in Houston. He still has a way to go before hanging with the big boys.

Expected result.
You're right in that he has a long way to go to play with the big boys, but go watch him play. He's really talented and it's just a matter of time.
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Re: US Open R1: Calleri d Krajicek 6-2 6-2 6-1

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Is this Krajicek related to Richard?

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Is this Krajicek related to Richard?
German Eurosport-reporter says, around many corners yes, but he didn't say how. But Austin plays for the USA.

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Re: US Open R1: Calleri d Krajicek 6-2 6-2 6-1

Austin is a distant cousin of Richard.

Harrison may have the talent, but how many times have we talked about promising juniors that have lived in the challengers their entire careers?

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Austin is a distant cousin of Richard.

Harrison may have the talent, but how many times have we talked about promising juniors that have lived in the challengers their entire careers?
Take my word for it, he won't.
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Harrison may have the talent, but how many times have we talked about promising juniors that have lived in the challengers their entire careers?
Geez, why do you bash Harrison now? He is the best ranked player of his birthyear in ATP-ranks. To be 719 of the world when your are 16 years and 3 1/2 months is well. Give the boy time. Some need a bit longer, and even if he only gets his breakthrough in two or three years it's good enough.

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Re: US Open R1: Calleri d Krajicek 6-2 6-2 6-1

Attention should be earned, not given because he has a fluke win.

Giving kids too much attention will make it goto their heads. Being once a 16 year old boy, I dont care how humble they sound in an interview, deep down, they are cocky. They have to be, otherwise they would second guess themselves. Barley giving them any will force them to work harder so when they do burst on the scene, it will be earned.

For the record, Im not bashing, just pointing something out.

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Attention should be earned, not given because he has a fluke win.
Forget anything about Harrison, but this is probably one of the most contradictory and stupid statements I've ever seen in my life.
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Re: US Open R1: Calleri d Krajicek 6-2 6-2 6-1

Lets re-examine facts:

At 15 (2002): Gasquet won a match at AMS event, not a MM like Houston (who's field has been stronger in the past, but this year wasn't that great). He also took a set off the eventual champ Albert Costa before losing in the first round.

Harrison lost in a convincing fashion to Blake, who is a hardly a clay court player.

At 16, in 2003, Richard was the youngest in the top 100.

Also @ 15, Nadal was won his first match in his hometown of Majorca (Since this was a European Clay court event, it ranks way above Houston, since the likes of Safin won it back in 2000).
@ 16: Nadal won two Challengers and and finished the year within the top 50. Reached the 3rd round at Wimbledon.

Hewitt won his first title @ 15. Agassi was starting to get into a groove.

Yes, These are all great players with majors (except Gasquet). But stop giving a kid so much credit because he won one match on the ATP level and it wasn't even in a strong event. Hell, he could have a journeyman career all his life. Sure he has talent, but how much? He could easily peak at 18.

I'm stopping here, because this is pointless.

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Re: US Open R1: Calleri d Krajicek 6-2 6-2 6-1

Yes, Krajicek earned the WC spot, but he had no business in this draw.

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Re: US Open R1: Calleri d Krajicek 6-2 6-2 6-1

Thanks to Calleri for keeping me alive in my non-MTF suicide pool

(Unfortunately Lapentti couldn't do the same yesterday for this forum's contest.)

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Calleri won all 34 points he played with his first serve!!
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