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Jon, seriously.
You blow hot and cold with this and for what I can see, your fitness is atrocious, you should be ready to play 5 sets in grueling conditions if you want to do Davis Cup, you just can't grind it out for 3 sets and end up with an empty tank.
Fitness is the key here and it seems like you're more interested in Natalie and other things than in improving that aspect.
I love you man, I really do but unless you're willing to give yourself completely to tennis, you will never get past the first round of a futures qualy.
He already did

The way I got it,most of Groove's off court training is based on weight lifting and he's not doing enough cardio.
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USTA website. Search for your name in the Search Player Rankings box at the bottom of this:

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Yes I knew that 1115 in Florida ranking was familiar. That was my rank at the end of 2013. Now as you see it is 201, and will go up to roughly 196 in the state whenever the new rankings come out. Which is supposed to be every month but sometimes they do it by 2 months, sometimes by 2 weeks, its weird.

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Why is your fitness so awful? How will you ever climb the rankings if you can't go 3 sets without being utterly impotent in the next round?
I have no problem to go 5 sets, against the same player, I actually prefer.

I do have a problem to go 3 sets, and then have to play another match where the first guy had a bye.

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Yeah, Johnny's ineligible for a national ranking.

He must play national open tournaments for that. So, about his level. He's here:

Challenger level
Futures level
National level
Regional level
I'll be playing a USTA National in May in Fort Lauderdale.

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I found the real USTA National rankings (Top 500):

http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/U...7.2014-Men.pdf
Yep, that's the one.

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Feels like the beginning for Gasquet-Nadal rivalry, with Gasquet winning the first match aged 14

You know the pattern afterwards

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If JG wants on that list, here is what tournaments he must play:

http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/T...ts_2.5.141.PDF
Yep I do want to incorporate some of these when I am doing the Dustin Brown van travel in 2015.

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He played the 2nd match in the same day.

It takes pro level training to be able to be fresh for the 2nd match.
Not so much pro level training, but at least have the other guy also have a tough match. So we are both tired, it will be more fair of a match.

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Why did Johnny have to play 2 matches in a day? And was the child rested? That's so unfair!
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This is the schedule in these tournaments. The whole tournament needs to be done in 3 days: Fri-Sun. Sometimes in 2.
Some start Friday, but most run Sat-Sun-Mon. This one probably will run actually into Tuesday since its a 128 draw.

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Is this true? Does Johnny really train and play tennis full time? How can he afford it?
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Kind of funny considering how Groove started playing tennis at that age.
I know right, actually I hadn't even started yet. He is 14 and 2 months, I started after USO 04 which would be 14 and 9 months or so.

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Jon, seriously.
You blow hot and cold with this and for what I can see, your fitness is atrocious, you should be ready to play 5 sets in grueling conditions if you want to do Davis Cup, you just can't grind it out for 3 sets and end up with an empty tank.
Fitness is the key here and it seems like you're more interested in Natalie and other things than in improving that aspect.
I love you man, I really do but unless you're willing to give yourself completely to tennis, you will never get past the first round of a futures qualy.
Nat

I have no problems to go 5 sets, I love best of 5.

But its unfair that one guy has to go to war for 3 hours while the other guy is brought in like a prince.

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He already did

The way I got it,most of Groove's off court training is based on weight lifting and he's not doing enough cardio.
It was. Until very recently. 2 weeks ago or so I haven't lifted since and have been doing more long distance running. I think it really helped in that 3rd set in the 1st match.

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I think you should try to do cardio interval training and endurance training as well

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It was. Until very recently. 2 weeks ago or so I haven't lifted since and have been doing more long distance running. I think it really helped in that 3rd set in the 1st match.
Long distance is good,but you also need short sprints,Hiit,direction changing and that kind of stuff.

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Any idea how many players are on Johnny's level or better? Thousands? Tens of thousands?
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Long distance is good,but you also need short sprints,Hiit,direction changing and that kind of stuff.
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I think you should try to do cardio interval training and endurance training as well
To me, you get enough training changing directions when you play.

Endurance running gives you the lungs for a long match like the one I had. If needed, I could have gone 5 against him, definitely.

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Good job

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Interval training is the most effective way to increase your oxygen uptake.
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Jon, seriously.
You blow hot and cold with this and for what I can see, your fitness is atrocious, you should be ready to play 5 sets in grueling conditions if you want to do Davis Cup, you just can't grind it out for 3 sets and end up with an empty tank.
Fitness is the key here and it seems like you're more interested in Natalie and other things than in improving that aspect.
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I watched my first Johnny Groove video.
Your technique is kind of special/strange. The serve is No-Go you have to fix this... If you really want to get better results you have to push your body forward, when you hit your groundstrokes. You tend to step back. Are there any videos of volleys from you?
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And by the way.

1115 was the ranking on January 10.

In the mean time, Johnny boy, you're 201

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Oh wait, that's just for Florida.
clueless there are many many thousands of players better than Groove in the States. hell there are probably thousands of senior level players (40+ age) who are better than him

that said maybe he can magically improve all facets of his game and change this

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