British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire - Page 2 - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 08:46 AM
Registered User
 
Goldenoldie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: No fixed abode
Age: 72
Posts: 9,623
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Quote:
Originally Posted by BroTree123 View Post
Never heard of this pathetic clown.
Funnily enough he's never heard of you either.

M. T. F.
The biggest source of bullshit since cattle were domesticated.
Goldenoldie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 08:54 AM
Registered User
 
Sombrerero loco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Age: 27
Posts: 62,297
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Quote:
Originally Posted by BroTree123 View Post
Never heard of this pathetic clown.
this kind of comments should just stop

Henri KONTINEN

Jaume Pla Malfeito/Bernard the aTomic /Thanasi Kokkinakis/Attila Balazs

John Millman /Marcus Willis/Taro Daniel-Alex de Miñaur-Josh Milton


Henkka Kontinen
-Nick Kyrgios-Pierre Hugues Herbert-Lucas Pouille-Javier Martí-Evan Hoyt-Brydan Klein-Chris Rungkat-Andres Artuñedo-Hugo Nys-Pol Toledo
www.tennisalternative.com
Sombrerero loco is online now  
post #18 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 09:04 AM
Registered User
 
Federer in 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 7,774
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

So much for GB's consecutive David Cup titles in the next few years


ROGER FEDERER

'Roger Federer is the best ever' - Everyone else other than John McEnroe*

*Not anymore...

4 AO - 1 RG - 7 W - 5 USO

Quote:
Originally Posted by nadalfan2013 View Post
Standing ovation for Nadal.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nadalfan2013 View Post
Standing ovation for Federer. Disgusting.
Federer in 2 is offline  
post #19 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 12:53 PM
Registered User
 
Nathaliia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 96,231
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mountaindewslave View Post
it obviously would be expected to cost a lot more than 10k if you got higher in the rankings and/or expanding your schedule
sorry, i meant 30K dunno what i was thinking writing 10.
apologise to all who got misled

I will burn
And you will die...


my old Polish blog www.tenislove.pl
Nathaliia is offline  
post #20 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 05:15 PM
Registered User
 
myrt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 577
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Is he any relation to the commentator Jason Goodall ?
myrt is offline  
post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 07:19 PM
Registered User
 
LeChuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,081
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

I remember first seeing Goodall in action at Queen's in 2005 against Rusedski. He started out on tour with a two handed forehand, but then switched that to a one hander at the beginning of 2006. He did well to qualify for both Wimbledon and the US Open that year.

At Wimbledon in 2009 he served very well against Llodra and pushed him to 5 sets.

Players from the UK have it much easier than those from most other countries, benefiting from the filthy rich LTA, their country hosting a grand slam (which ploughs a lot more money in the sport and player funding) and coming from Western Europe where there are so many junior, futures and challenger events in a relatively small geographical area.

If Goodall is struggling financially then imagine what the situation is like for those lower ranked players on the challenger or futures circuits week in week out, that come from countries without such lavish resources.

The ever increasing costs of starting and maintaining a pro career, and the fact that so much money within the sport finds its way into the hands of so few players, means that many players will be forced to retire early, and many others will choose not to turn pro in the first place.
LeChuck is offline  
post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 08:40 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 70
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Makes you wonder what it'd take Andy to just give the guy £10-20k. It's basically pocket money to Andy and would be giving something back to the game in Britain, even if Goodall is never going to challenge the top 100.
Londinium is offline  
post #23 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 12:53 AM
Registered User
 
Super Djoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,066
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ilovetheblues_86 View Post
Futures have their name because of what they are- futures. The futures of tennis play there.

If you cant pass to the next level, the challenger tour, which is the least a very good player could do, you are not tailored for professional tennis.

I mean, you can be a very very good tennis player like Goodall, Smethurst, Middelkoop, Arnaboldi or lets say, Capkovic, but if you are forever inside the 250-400 positions of the ranking, its obviously necessary to retire after you are 23 or 24 years old.

Its obvious ATPTOUR isnt increasing tennis prize moneys. ATP only allows that the first 200 players in the world get some money while playing tennis. If you are out of the top 200 and cant win more than 10 challenger matches in the year, you obviously cant play tennis professionaly.

Tennis is a sport for a few. On the other hand you can be a mediocre left back for a russian football team and earn more in a month than the 200th tennis player in the world in aplayer.

Go play football, Goodall.
Yay , shout out for smethie !

Novak Djokovic [SIZE=6].

6 Australian Opens
1 French Open
3 Wimbledons
2 [COLOR=Cyan]US Opens[/
Super Djoker is offline  
post #24 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 12:55 AM
Registered User
 
Super Djoker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,066
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

I don,t think he is going to get any better . I hope he doesent retire there are too few Brits out there ATM !

Novak Djokovic [SIZE=6].

6 Australian Opens
1 French Open
3 Wimbledons
2 [COLOR=Cyan]US Opens[/
Super Djoker is offline  
post #25 of 30 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 03:53 PM
Banned!
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 12,122
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathaliia View Post
sorry, i meant 30K dunno what i was thinking writing 10.
apologise to all who got misled
I think I've read somewhere Quinzi's parents are spending $100k a year for all the expenses.
They are probably healty enough to affort it and he's mantaining a good standard of living throughout the travels.
motorhead is offline  
post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 04:47 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,092
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Oh no
Soliloque is offline  
post #27 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 04:54 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 7,620
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Quote:
Originally Posted by Londinium View Post
Makes you wonder what it'd take Andy to just give the guy £10-20k. It's basically pocket money to Andy and would be giving something back to the game in Britain, even if Goodall is never going to challenge the top 100.
Why should Andy just give someone £10-20k? I have got nothing against Josh (although he has an annoying tendency to moan about things) but he still spends most of his time playing on the futures tour and I don't think someone should be able to make a good living by doing so.
Brit Tennis Fan is offline  
post #28 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 07:56 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 245
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Murray is planning to invest in a new tennis academy in Scotland...will 'give back' far more to British tennis than keeping Goodall on the Futures tour for another year or two.
kwiklimey is offline  
post #29 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 10:59 PM
Registered User
 
samanosuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 20,260
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

devastating news

La Undécima
samanosuke is online now  
post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 05:17 AM
.
 
rocketassist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 29,135
                     
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Goodall has the uncanny ability off the forehand side to actually hit the floor of the court before it hits the net.

unbiased analyst extraordinaire
rocketassist is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome