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Who's the real deal Blake Vs Ginepri?

Do you think these guys fluked their way to the 2nd week of the '05 US Open. Or have their games matured. Personally I think Ginepri will use this run, as a spring booard to bigger and better things. Even though Ginepri has the personality of a toenail, he has a lot of game. He reminds me of Hewitt. Except with more power off both sides, and a more powerful serve. I can totally see him being a huge hurdle to the likes of Safin and Roddick. And he played Federer pretty tight in the Cincinatti semis as well. I think Ginepri will push into the top 20 and stay there for a while.

Blake on the other hand, I am afraid will have some good results. But I think his game is too high risk to have the consistent results that will threaten the upper ranks. Blake is infinitely more exciting to watch than Ginepri. But you never know what you will get with him. I think his career will parallel Gonzale's career. Blake can beat anyone when he is on. But can loose to anyone when things aren't clicking.

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Robby will be the better career player. Partly because he's younger and healthier.


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Re: Who's the real deal Blake Vs Ginepri?

Blake has to up his ranking by doing better in smaller tournaments. He has always done well in the Slams (ie not going out 1st rd), but his achille's has always been meeting the Hewitts and Federers in the 2nd/3rd round. He was lucky to brush by an inexperienced Nadal.
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This is off topic but I've been seeing a lot of red dot posters. What have you guys been doing? Hanging out, uninvited, in the Duckboy forum?
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Re: Who's the real deal Blake Vs Ginepri?

enough already with the comments about Robby's personality. He shows as much emotion on court as Borg did, does this mean that Borg had no personality? Have you ever had a conversation with him, heard his sense of humor? Sheesh...

As for the actual question, I'm terrible at making predictions and even worse at analyzing the technical aspects of someone's game, but I have long felt that Robby had the most talent of 'the rest of the Young Americans' and I still do. I think 15 years from now, we may be reflecting on Robby having had a better career overall than James.

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why cant they both have good careers...
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This is off topic but I've been seeing a lot of red dot posters. What have you guys been doing? Hanging out, uninvited, in the Duckboy forum?
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Re: Who's the real deal Blake Vs Ginepri?

I think the better question is who can challenge the number 2 tennis player in
USA (until Agassi retires) Roddick
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I think they are both the real deal. I think Blake looks like the better player between them. It might end up being a question of stamina and mental toughness as to which one does better.

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I think the better question is who can challenge the number 2 tennis player in
USA (until Agassi retires) Roddick
It will be interesting to see what happens when either of them have to play Roddick in one of the next tournaments. For that matter, I'd like to see what happens when Blake and Ginepri play each other.

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Re: Who's the real deal Blake Vs Ginepri?

Ginepri is a good player, but am not convinced his game is up there. He was almost beaten by an injured Gasquet who was delivering wta serves as a result of the injury. I know Gasquet is a great player, but Ginepri didn't convince me he is up there with the best.
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Re: Who's the real deal Blake Vs Ginepri?

Blake is a better all around player I think. Ginepri is more consistent however

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Oh good one

Back to Robby. I think he's one of those people that you have to get to know in order to see their personality. He seemed quietly affable when I saw him around fans at the LA tournament. He's not one of those players that turns his personality 'on' in order to impress.

James seems already satisfied with being in the top 50. He knows he's lucky and he's gotten deals that other players similarly ranked near him haven't gotten.


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