Does place of birth determine the way of playing? - MensTennisForums.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Montego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Age: 36
Posts: 2,135
                     
Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

I know that on the first sight the question may seem dumb, as it's obvious that those born in Argentina will be better claycourters than those born in Australia and those born in GB will be better grass players than those born in Spain.

But my question is rather focused on two nations:

Austria, Croatia

If you take a closer look at these two nations, it appears that many Austrians are left-handed, while many Croats are big-servers.

Muster, Melzer, Koubek, Bammer, Knowle

Ivanisevic, Ljubicic, Ancic, Cilic etc....

Why is it so ?
Montego is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:07 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 30
Posts: 1,993
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

In Austria you can only join a tennisclub if your lefthanded right????
buzz is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:08 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 30
Posts: 1,993
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

The rest is correct of course it's a matter of culture I think
buzz is offline  
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Montego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Age: 36
Posts: 2,135
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

Of course not and my question did not have any negative conotations. I am not saying that all Austrians are left-handed, all Danes are gays and all Poles steal cars.

I am just asking why is that many left-handed Austrians succed and while so many Croats are big servers
Montego is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:11 PM
Registered User
 
Kolya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Munich
Posts: 11,324
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

Yeah place of birth does influence playing styles.

Just look at Spain and South America = clay court style, Czech and Russia = baseline, taking the ball early.

Robin Bo Carl Söderling
Kolya is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:12 PM
Registered User
 
Kolya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Munich
Posts: 11,324
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

Sorry I didn't read all your post.

Left handed thing is just coincidence. The Croatian big server issue is because all those players are so tall.

Robin Bo Carl Söderling
Kolya is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Montego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Age: 36
Posts: 2,135
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kolya View Post
Yeah place of birth does influence playing styles.

Just look at Spain and South America = clay court style, Czech and Russia = baseline, taking the ball early.
Yes, I said it's obvious. But I would like to focus on these two nations, as it goes around my head since some time.
Montego is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:21 PM
Registered User
 
Kolya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Munich
Posts: 11,324
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Montego View Post
Yes, I said it's obvious. But I would like to focus on these two nations, as it goes around my head since some time.
Yes, yes my bad. I posted again above ^^^ somewhere.

Robin Bo Carl Söderling
Kolya is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:24 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 6,335
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

Yea just look at Switzerland producing dominant athletes, Fed, Hingis & Bastl
Byrd is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:27 PM
Registered User
 
Saumon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 26,749
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Byrd View Post
Yea just look at Switzerland producing dominant athletes, Fed, Hingis & Bastl



( martina wasn't born in switzerland and george either, though )

Saumon is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:29 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 30
Posts: 1,993
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Montego View Post
Of course not and my question did not have any negative conotations. I am not saying that all Austrians are left-handed, all Danes are gays and all Poles steal cars.

I am just asking why is that many left-handed Austrians succed and while so many Croats are big servers
Oeps sorry, I have to stop making bad jokes without a smiley But personally I thin it would be really strange if the lefthand thing is something else than coincidence......
buzz is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:32 PM
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,507
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by buzz View Post
Oeps sorry, I have to stop making bad jokes without a smiley But personally I thin it would be really strange if the lefthand thing is something else than coincidence......
Hahaha, even though the 2nd best ever Austrian was right handed

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


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
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.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Montego's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Age: 36
Posts: 2,135
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler View Post
Hahaha, even though the 2nd best ever Austrian was right handed
Which one are you talking about ? I can remember Alex Antonitsch and Horst Skoff
Montego is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:40 PM
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,507
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Montego View Post
Which one are you talking about ? I can remember Alex Antonitsch and Horst Skoff
You should know who was better, then?

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


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
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.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 12:46 PM
country flag mtw
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Age: 31
Posts: 1,062
                     
Re: Does place of birth determine the way of playing?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Montego View Post
I know that on the first sight the question may seem dumb, as it's obvious that those born in Argentina will be better claycourters than those born in Australia and those born in GB will be better grass players than those born in Spain.

But my question is rather focused on two nations:

Austria, Croatia

If you take a closer look at these two nations, it appears that many Austrians are left-handed, while many Croats are big-servers.

Muster, Melzer, Koubek, Bammer, Knowle

Ivanisevic, Ljubicic, Ancic, Cilic etc....

Why is it so ?
Probably Argentinians have much more claycourts, than courts with other surfeces. And they beginn to practise on clay in very young age. They have very talented players.
Being lefthanded or righthanded depends on dominant hemisphere of the brain: dominant left hemisphere = righthanded, dominant right hemisphere= lefthanded.
mtw 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