The mug of this weekend is surely Andy Murray, i feel sorry for the guy, he produced what was asked from him, but everybody needs at least a little bit support, i think he actually believed they had a chance;
Bogdanovic is/will remain forever an unproven talent, i've seen him a lot of time at challenger events, he has the arsenal, but still plays like a junior, better to say like a mental midget, he has not what it takes to be a pro-tennis player, his chances in the final rubber against a mug like Peya were below zero from the start, to expect a win from Mugdanovic was just freaking hillarious.....
Nalbandian bending over against Davy wasn't that of a shock, nice call by Mancini letting an unfit player playing doubles knowing you need him the next day in singles;
Andreev has to be the second best in the mug contest, he played to well on the hard courts, people expected some mirracles from in Buenos Aires, but he was not able to perform, but there is no shame in losing to Bandy and Del Pony.....
Nadal trailing a set and break against Querrey was also a bit funny, but he got serious in the end and close it on time; Ferru almost crashing out against A-Rod on clay, credit to the Duck, but Ferrer seriously need to question his tennis....
The chilean golden boys- mug at its best...
And on more thing to Belucci- the so called Nadal of the CH circuit, i had higher expectations for him, yeah he is still 20, and he is a claycourter, but after seeing his performance against a totally unfit Ancic, and a mediocre Karlovic, pure disappointment, no serve and no freaking forhand, his bekhand is classy, but an ATP player having problems hitting forhands, just awful to watch.....
If Andy performed, how could he be called a mug?
Yeah, I've watched Boggo too and he's really not a bad tennis player. I'd say he's got more game than most of the clowns around 80-100, but he just can't string the shots together when he needs to.
About Bellucci. The thing about him is that he's overrated, it's simple. He has huge problems he needs to address before he can play a decent ATP level. First, he's got no serve. Second, his forehand swing is too big. Those two problems I find to be the biggest in his game, because they're inherent to his technique and are heavily needed in tennis today. The other problems, like the absolute lack of variety and volleying skills are secondary, as tennis today doesn't exactly require players to know them. On faster courts, there's no way he'll be able to dictate play with such a big swing on the forehand. Also he's got an awful shot selection, something that's not such a big deal, considering he'll get wiser with age and experience. Trying to lob Karlovic gotta be one of the stupidest ideas I've ever known.
Andreev is a joke. He has always been. He has never delivered in a big moment being the favorite, unless the other player choked first. He's completely cluess about shot selection and tactics. Completely blind.
everyone should know by now Bellucci is a mug (currently)..no one expected much of him
he lost a couple of 5 setters in DC before.. where he should have won
no news here..
im so sorry for brasilians cos i kind of like a lot this bellucci guy since i saw him last year in the Bs As Ch..but you know..he has the mentality of a PHM
he just cant win close matches, specially on live DC and is a tad useless under pressure
but there is hope I guess..if he trains hard
talent? yeah! but for now let's say he is still young...as an excuse
Boggo is a diff story
On a second thought, i think either nalbandian or chilean doubles isnt the worst mug performance of the DC since it didnt cost the tie to their countries.. bottomline they could afford to lose those matches.. Bogdanovic is quite a different story
..i like Alex a lot but oh well
Of course Bellucci is a mug. It's not because he's consistently spanking Roitman-like players that he's ready for DC action.
About his former losses, a huge part of it was due to a complete lack of fitness, something pretty normal for someone with his time of top level exposure. Also he was never a favorite against, let's say, Giraldo. Giraldo was the mug going far against a DC no-one in Bellucci.
He needs to get a shorter forehand ASAP and learn how to return serve. Then he'll be able to at least not get embarassed on faster surfaces.