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Question about Erik Chvojka

Hi, I have a question for anyone who watched Erik Chvojka play: What are his strengths and weaknesses? I ask because I will be playing him in a tournament tomorrow and I would like to know exactly what I will be up against.

Also, Erik Chvojka supporters, helping me out won't screw him up or anything, this is just a USTA tournament, with no ATP points on the line. I just want to try to have my confidence as high as possible for the match.
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Don`t know anything about Chvojka, but GOOD LUCK mate!

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I do like Erik's gangsta pose on Facebook. Bad hair or not.
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He's sort of like your classic crafty lefty.
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Good luck mate... never seen Chvojka play but he's got some wins on tour. May the force be with you.

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Who won

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I'm astonished someone cared lol. I lost 6-1 6-0. He was really good, but I was really nervous, something I didn't expect... there was no way i could beat him the way I am now, but I blew a lot of opportunities to keep the match closer because I tightened up, mainly at deuce games (all my double faults were at deuce and ad points)... oh well, you live and learn, and you put in a HELL OF A LOT MORE hard work than I do if you expect to win these kinds of matches...
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Don't know how old you are, good effort to take a game though the guy is ranked inside the top 400 (seriously, not sarcastic).

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Good Luck in the future! could we have more infos about you man? how old are you?what's your game style like? what's your racquet? Etc...

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What tournament was this? Where was it held?
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Seriously, good job on taking him to deuce on multiple occasions, and on getting a game

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Wow, thanks for the kind words guys! The tournament was in Brewster, NY. It was just a standard Men's Open, I don't even think money was involved, Erik just played because he trains at that place whenever he's in the area and wanted match practice. Wasn't a complete waste for him, Will Boe-Wiegaard (maybe a few people here know him) took him to three sets in the final. I was seeded 5 in the tournament and I won my first round match 6-0 6-0, so it wasn't a total embarassment for me.

As for me, I am 20, kinda "old" in the tennis universe, however I only started playing tennis seriously in the 11th grade.(played before, but had no real interest, played basketball instead. Still played tennis for four years of High School though.) I have no intention of playing pro tennis, though I would love to at least try to (which will probably never happen, because school will kill me first. Law is not fun.)

I use the Wilson K Factor (the 95 version-the one that Bjorkman and Mirnyi use). I like it a lot, have 3 of them. I upgraded to it after the nCode 95 went out of retail.

I am 6-4 and my play style is aggressive baseliner (I think the term used around here is mindless ball basher lol). I have a one-handed backhand, which is probably the only thing in my game that even comes close to aesthetically pleasing. My strengths are my groundtrokes and my footspeed and my weaknesses are my footwork (I can break down and start taking large strides from the baseline-never good) and my serve.

I am currently trying to find hitting partners, balance my studies, and improve my work ethic (off-court mainly). I feel my game has A LOT of room for improvement, and I want to try to unlock as much of my potential as possible.

I have had a VERY rough year so far in terms of tennis, but this loss has somehow made me feel more confident in my ability. Hopefully i can finish this year strong and get ready for the next year. Thank you all for your kind words, I will keep you updated if I ever get the opportunity to play someone of that caliber again.

If there are any other question, or other questions you guys want to ask, please let me know (though i think my time of "fame" is up lol). However, I will go to bed now, it is quite late here. Thanks again!
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Thanks for all the details and good luck in the future mate...

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Wow, thanks for the kind words guys! The tournament was in Brewster, NY. It was just a standard Men's Open, I don't even think money was involved, Erik just played because he trains at that place whenever he's in the area and wanted match practice. Wasn't a complete waste for him, Will Boe-Wiegaard (maybe a few people here know him) took him to three sets in the final. I was seeded 5 in the tournament and I won my first round match 6-0 6-0, so it wasn't a total embarassment for me.

As for me, I am 20, kinda "old" in the tennis universe, however I only started playing tennis seriously in the 11th grade.(played before, but had no real interest, played basketball instead. Still played tennis for four years of High School though.) I have no intention of playing pro tennis, though I would love to at least try to (which will probably never happen, because school will kill me first. Law is not fun.)

I use the Wilson K Factor (the 95 version-the one that Bjorkman and Mirnyi use). I like it a lot, have 3 of them. I upgraded to it after the nCode 95 went out of retail.

I am 6-4 and my play style is aggressive baseliner (I think the term used around here is mindless ball basher lol). I have a one-handed backhand, which is probably the only thing in my game that even comes close to aesthetically pleasing. My strengths are my groundtrokes and my footspeed and my weaknesses are my footwork (I can break down and start taking large strides from the baseline-never good) and my serve.

I am currently trying to find hitting partners, balance my studies, and improve my work ethic (off-court mainly). I feel my game has A LOT of room for improvement, and I want to try to unlock as much of my potential as possible.

I have had a VERY rough year so far in terms of tennis, but this loss has somehow made me feel more confident in my ability. Hopefully i can finish this year strong and get ready for the next year. Thank you all for your kind words, I will keep you updated if I ever get the opportunity to play someone of that caliber again.

If there are any other question, or other questions you guys want to ask, please let me know (though i think my time of "fame" is up lol). However, I will go to bed now, it is quite late here. Thanks again!
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Still, its impressive. Also, as a young under twenty myself, its nice to see someone else with a one-hander!

I still believe in the one-handed backhand.
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