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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-29-2002, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Question does everyone just get a turn to be hot???

no i'm not referring to sex altho' y'all can feel free to put anything in the mix.

it seems to me as if tennis players each just get a turn to be hot, to become the player of the moment that no-one can beat. they enter a kind of zone for a while and are unstoppable. and then they seem to run out of steam and they might as well retire at that point bec the moment has passed and they're back to being mere mortals.

take Paradorn Schrichipan (sp) for example. right now he's the hottest thing since sliced bread. how hot will he be in another month or three? how soon will he start to fade?

i don't mean to be pessimistic. i'm just thinking of guys who were so hot for a while and seemed so unbeatable. where are they now. the list is endless.

was a time when Hewitt was the guy to beat. where is he now?

was a time when the sight of Guga on the other side of the net made guys hearts quake. where is he now?

where's Safin? who remembers his glorious run in 2000?

i can go on with the names but i think you get my point.

is it that the planets allign themselves for a period to offer greatness to a player, and you'd better ride that wave while you have it bec miss it and you're out?

or do players just push themselves and bodies to the brink and then spend years recovering?

or is it all psychological. you feel invincible and for a while you actually are, and then the doubts step in and you can't see or hit the ball for dear life.

what's the deal? thoughts? feelings?

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Andy Roddick is always hot in every way possible all the time.

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I think they just run out of steam. Their is only a certain point the body can take the pounding...running side to side, front back, it shows in the injuries, & players don't take enough time to recover.
I also think it is a let down after a player wins a big tournament, Safin 2000 for example, and so on, and so forth.
I think the players are just afraid to jump out in front of the pack, like for example Hingis did in 1997, and Serena now.
Guga, Norman, hip injuries, why, overplaying, hitting the open stance shots, it is bound to increase injuries in the tour.
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On such a top level competition, ruling the world of tennis is a matter of really small details: EVERYTHING has to be working perfectly. As perfection is impossible, you can keep it all working very close to it, but for a very short time. Then an injury, or a tough loss in an off day, can spoil it all and you´re back to start point.

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I agree with Superhero. I mean players at some time or other go on a hot streak as you rightly said TC. But as Superhero says a hot streak can only go on for so long until the player runs out of steam. Safin won the 2000 USO and hasn't really met expectations since for reasons I don't know. Hewitt is going through a similar thing, he hasn't won a tournie since Wimbledon. Guga and Norman as Supehero said have had long term injuries and it is extremely hard to get back to the level they were at before. Burnout is a major factor, I think there comes a point in a hot streak where you hit a brick wall and inevitably players don't meet the desired expectations. I put it down to mental fatigue more than physical.
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On such a top level competition, ruling the world of tennis is a matter of really small details: EVERYTHING has to be working perfectly. As perfection is impossible, you can keep it all working very close to it, but for a very short time. Then an injury, or a tough loss in an off day, can spoil it all and you´re back to start point.

That´s my opinion.
That is why I don't think there is any tennis player can break Sampras record.
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I'm still waiting for my turn
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Andy Roddick is always hot in every way possible all the time.

Can't argue that
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Re: does everyone just get a turn to be hot???

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was a time when Hewitt was the guy to beat. where is he now?
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it is not that everybody gets a turn for being hot...
most tennis male tennis player are very hot... all of them have awesome bodies and very nice faces.....the thing is that people don't realise that until they see then over and over.

All of them are hot!

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Interesting topic! But no TC, not everyone gets a turn to be the hot player. In fact, I would bet that less than 10% of the tour players ever become hot players!

And psychology does play a big part in a tennis players success and struggles. We need look no further than Marat Safin, who's up and down play is indicitive of his uncontrollable emotions!

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i don't think EVERYONE gets a turn to be hot, but yes, no one stays hot forever which is GR8 becuz it makes tennis more interesting

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I don't know how much longer Paradorm will be on this hot streak..it may be awhile imo. I mean, he won two tourneys in a relatively short amount of time and has been known as one to lookout for after the second round shocker he had over Agassi at this years Wimby.
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paradorn's here for real no fluke

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thanks for all the responses. i'm too jet-lagged to process anything other than the bizarreness of a boiled egg awaiting his turn to be hot. of what use is boiling then...?

really, i must sleep...we will resume this discussion tomorrow...

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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