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Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

Assuming they play the exact same game as usual (same risk-taking), which top 100 player do you think you could take a game from (or come close from taking a game)?

I believe if I could put enough returns back in play or if I could serve decently, I could take a game from Verdasco or Golubev. No way they don't make at least one game with 4 unforced errors in a 3 sets match.

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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

Donald Young

Or Andy Murray if he is serving for a Slam

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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

Wake up and have some coffee guys.

Except if you're a pro already, there is no chance for any of us to take a game from a top 100 player.

Maybe on carpet indoors if you have a super duper serve and you're lucky enough to string many first ones in, but that's also in the science fiction thinking.

The question here should be - could an amateur take a game from a top 100 WTA player.

That could be an interesting discussion, but what you ask here is just day dreaming
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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

When my knee was still good I would take a game from Karlovic and Golubev. Anyone could take a game from Coria when he was in doublefaulting mood.

Against guys like Ferrer, Djokovic and Nadal I think I might not win a point the entire set.

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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

Always a chance Verdasco will serve 4 doubles.

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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

tbh I doubt many people here would take a game of McEnroe in a best of 5 set match, let alone a top 100 player today

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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

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Wake up and have some coffee guys.

Except if you're a pro already, there is no chance for any of us to take a game from a top 100 player.

Maybe on carpet indoors if you have a super duper serve and you're lucky enough to string many first ones in, but that's also in the science fiction thinking.

The question here should be - could an amateur take a game from a top 100 WTA player.

That could be an interesting discussion, but what you ask here is just day dreaming
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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

Probably Tipsarevic.

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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

I could hold serve once against Isner.
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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

I'd be lucky to take a point of any Top 100 player, let alone a game.

For any players who were any good, you could maybe hold serve against Karlovic or some other servebot. Or some headcase could have a couple of DF's in the same game lol.

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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

We're talking about holding serve once in a 3 set match. There's 9 possibilities to do so!
Many people can serve well into the 180 Ks. Against a shitty returner, winning one game is possible.

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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

Against Fish. I heard he is injured.

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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

Donald Young if he's still in the top 100

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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

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Donald Young if he's still in the top 100
Ranked around #60 atm. Will be out of it after the US Open.

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Re: Which top 100 player could you take a game from?

I'd probably get one set tight, at least to a tiebreaker, against this Federer mug.
I'd just moonball to his backhand, and he wouldn't be able to deal with it.
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