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Dominik Hrbaty: a career of mediocrity and underachievement

considering the way Hrbaty burst onto the ATP scene by reaching the RG '99 semi's where he played a spectacular match against Agassi in defeat, this guy has really turned out to be nothing special.

He had the talent and the physical ability to get to the top but he is such a mentally weak wuss. And now he's turning 29 and on the way down.
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Maybe, but he's definitely the best dressed player on the tour.

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So, his defeat today prompts posters to read out his "last rites" for his career?

He has the sort of game which more and more players can play just as well these days. Dom will probably still post some good results but I guess I agree with you...he is on his way down a little.
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You are not wrightominator still has to say something! He has the game and he will win at leat one big title in the rest of his career!
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He will play AO 2007 shirtless

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The one thing that will last is his H-H against Roger. On atptennis.com was a list of the players that had a positive record against Sampras just some weeks ago, with a minimum of three wins. Come on Dominik, one more and you will make it into the history books as a footnote on Roger's page
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Harsh.

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Are you aware of the fact that today's loss is nothing new and basically meaningless?

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thats what you get for running over a slovakian girl and being pardoned for it by the slovakina press

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thats what you get for running over a slovakian girl and being pardoned for it by the slovakina press

i didnt hear about that but knowing Hrbaty's lack of character it doesn't surprise me.
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i didnt hear about that but knowing Hrbaty's lack of character it doesn't surprise me.
If by lacking of character you mean an extremely genuine person then you're right on the money.

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i didnt hear about that but knowing Hrbaty's lack of character it doesn't surprise me.
What did Hrbaty do to you? Did he tell you to get lost one day or something?

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What did Hrbaty do to you? Did he tell you to get lost one day or something?

He wasted his talent. That annoys me greatly.
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He wasted his talent. That annoys me greatly.
Except you are totally off base.

Dominik works harder than essentially anyone out there, pure tennis talent is what he lacks the most.

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He wasted his talent. That annoys me greatly.
I'd like to say you are being serious, but that above statement contradicts that big time, therefore your statement that Hrbaty has wasted his talent is like saying Volandri has the hardest serve in tennis.

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


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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.
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