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Thiemo de Bakker... Finding his way?? Finally...

Hey guys.. When i was checking the challenger results i realised that i was seeing Thiemo in a final again? He won San Sebastian also today and tomorrow he will be around 154 in the rankings and he is climbing fast this last 5 weeks. He was a very promising youngster and he had nice results against good players when he played ATP in his early career? Is he finally fulfilling his potential?? Whats your opinion... These are his last results:

San Sebastian Challenger Spain
CH 17 Aug 2009 to 23 Aug 2009 Entry: DA Clay (O)
32 W Miguel-Angel LOPEZ JAEN (ESP) 6-4 6-2
16 W Boris PASHANSKI (SRB) 6-4 6-4
QF W Jose CHECA-CALVO (ESP) 6-7 6-0 6-3
HF W Pedro Clar-Rosello (ESP)6-3 6-2
F W Filip Krajinovic 6-2 6-3

Vigo Challenger Spain
CH 10 Aug 2009 to 15 Aug 2009 Entry: DA Clay (O)
32 W Michel KONING (NED) 6-1 6-1
16 W Pablo SANTOS-GONZALEZ (ESP) 6-4 6-2
QF W Ivan NAVARRO (ESP) 7-5 6-1
SF W Pablo ANDUJAR (ESP) 2-6 6-1 6-1
FR W Thierry ASCIONE (FRA) 6-4 4-6 6-2


San Marino Challenger San Marino
CH 03 Aug 2009 to 09 Aug 2009 Entry: SE Clay (O)
32 L Oleksandr DOLGOPOLOV (UKR) 6-0 6-7(8) 4-6


Tampere Challenger Finland
CH 27 Jul 2009 to 02 Aug 2009 Entry: DA Clay (O)
32 W Alexander PEYA (AUT) 6-4 6-4
16 W Philipp OSWALD (AUT) 3-6 6-2 7-6(1)
QF W Andreas HAIDER-MAURER (AUT) 6-4 1-0 RET
SF W Alberto BRIZZI (ITA) 6-0 6-0
FR W Peter LUCZAK (AUS) 6-4 7-6(7)


Scheveningen Challenger Netherlands
CH 06 Jul 2009 to 12 Jul 2009 Entry: DA Clay (O)
32 W Joseph SIRIANNI (AUS) 6-7(10) 6-4 6-3
16 L Daniel KOELLERER (AUT) 6-2 1-6 1-6


Constanta Challenger Romania
CH 23 Jun 2009 to 28 Jun 2009 Entry: DA Clay (O)
32 L Andrei MLENDEA (ROU) 4-6 0-0 RET


's-Hertogenbosch Netherlands
250 14 Jun 2009 to 20 Jun 2009 Entry: Q Grass (O)
32 W Bjorn PHAU (GER) 7-6(3) 2-6 6-3
16 L Rainer SCHUETTLER (GER) 3-6 6-7(3)

's-Hertogenbosch Qualifying Draw Netherlands
250 13 Jun 2009 to 14 Jun 2009 Entry: DA Grass (O)
32 B () BYE
16 W Andrei PAVEL (ROU) 7-6(5) 6-3
QF W Frantisek CERMAK (CZE) 6-1 6-2

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Re: Thiemo de Bakker... Finding his way?? Finally...

20 i believe..

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yes, he's 20 and he's indeed been having good challenger results in the last weeks, 2010 will be a crucial year for him
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Thiemo is here for 3 years now and still hasnt done anything significant
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Thiemo is here for 3 years now and still hasnt done anything significant
thats why he is now finally looking he has it on track. when he keep in form now for some other challengers he will be top 100

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well he sholud he has quite big game under his belt but lack mental endurance
still young though but expected him to bloosom earlyer(year after he won Wimbeldon)
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Thiemo is here for 3 years now and still hasnt done anything significant
Malisse didn't do anything worthwhile before his 20th either. Or afterwards.

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Well I've been following his results as of late quite closely and I'm happy to see him finally getting some decent results - it's about time!
Especially with Robin Haase apparently seeming to suffer a quite possible career-threatning injury - how long has he been out now already? - it's very good for Dutch tennis that De Bakker is finally taking his chances where they come. It's still a very long path for him to go, though.
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don't worry.. the only bandwagon i jumped is Barbara Schett's

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Re: Thiemo de Bakker... Finding his way?? Finally...

Yes, he has looked pretty talented when i have seen him play, but his results over the last few years heve not really jutified it at all, there is imporovement though and hopefully he can crack the top 100 within the next 6 months
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i was in san sebastian the other day. if i'd known there was a challenger on i would have gone
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Re: Thiemo de Bakker... Finding his way?? Finally...

Maybe, it's not the one size fits all theory where all players must reach their peak at a fixed age.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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