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The "Come on, James, you CAN play well on grass!" grass season thread! (Queens)

Show us all you can play on clay, James

He's playing singles (#2 seed and plays a qualifier) and doubles in Houston (with Mardy)

Go James!

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Re: The "Come on, James, you CAN play well on clay!" clay season thread! (first: Houston)

YAY FOR JAMES AND YAY FOR FLAKE!

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James plays his first match against Dupuis tomorrow. Hopefully he got some good practice on the clay today and is kinda ready to go

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Re: The "Come on, James, you CAN play well on clay!" clay season thread! (first: Houston)

James has a pretty good draw until the QF where he could face Horna, who has already beaten Gaudio and Chela on clay this year

But if he's still shaky after his loss to Gonzo, or on the new surface, he could lose to anyone... :-(

However, on the bright side, if he plays his best tennis, he has a very decent chance at another final! :-)
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Hmm. Just what I feared. Lost the 1st set tiebreaker to Dupuis.

First match on clay would never be easy for James, but I have a feeling he's really shot to pieces after losing that match he should have won last Friday.

Hope he regroups for the second set, or else if he's out of the tournament, that he gets a nice rest and that the loss to Gonzo doesn't haunt him all year. :-(
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Ok.. now the question is will he play MonteCarlo? On the one hand, more matches on clay can only help his preparation and who knows? He might get an easy draw and win a couple of rounds and rebuild his shot confidence after 4 straight losses...

On the other hand, he's played more or less every week since Adelaide.. maybe he needs to take a good few weeks off, rest, train, refresh himself mentally and physically? And come back for Rome in 3 1/2 weeks?
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Re: The "Come on, James, you CAN play well on clay!" clay season thread! (first: Houston)

Well he has doubles with Mardy tomorrow, they play Horna/Monaco, who could be tough for them.

I don't know what to say. Dupuis isn't exactly a stellar dirtballer.

His serve was horrifically off at Davis Cup, so he needs to work that out. ASAP.

I doubt he will play Monte Carlo, he didn't even mention it the other day when talking about his clay schedule.

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Poor James

Well, this day was *almost* perfect. I just hope this isn't the beginning of a slide downward during the clay/grass season.

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Poor James

Well, this day was *almost* perfect. I just hope this isn't the beginning of a slide downward during the clay/grass season.
Blake will probably struggle until he gets his feet back on American hard courts. His form has hit a minor slump - four losses in four - this almost certainly won't be helped by playing on his worst surfaces:

http://www.tenniscorner.net/index.ph...layerid=BLJ001

The loss to Gonzalez is almost certainly going to have an impact on him, but he doesn't have many points to defend until August so his results in the next few months are not going to be hugely damaging to him.

I really cannot see Blake doing great on the clay or grass, but he can still improve to being a competent player on them - just not great.
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Well Flake won in 2 sets today but James officially pulled from Monte Carlo

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Re: The "Come on, James, you CAN play well on clay!" clay season thread! (first: Houston)

Yay, the Monte Carlo exodus is complete!

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Well James will play Rome and he drew Serra in the first round - Serra is good on clay so this will be a tough match for James

and he's playind doubles with Malisse but they drew Andy and Robby

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Good luck to James!

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