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Sometimes a player is trying and trying and nothing is going right. So of course, he can pull off the occasional good shot, but everything else just won't work when you want it to. And since nothing was working for him and he was sucking, it might appear to those watching that he wasn't trying. Plus, when a player is that frustrated, he might give up on certain points of not run for certain balls.
that is pretty much usually what happens to robby! he rarely gives up he just has days when no matter what he does he can't win! it happens to us all!

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Re: Robby in Paris!

Well, Mae, usually it's fairly consistent (the scheduling, I mean), the people who play early tend to keep playing early and the people who play later tend to keep playing later. But, I think these guys at this point are pretty much used to anything so aside from the annoyance here or there, I doubt it affects how they play. I mean Robby's played, and done well at, Wimbledon - if you can handle the scheduling there, you can probably handle anything

I still maintain that he did not look sick or weak to me, and not that they know much, but the commentators mentioned nothing too and a lot of the time they will say "well I talked to the player earlier, etc. etc." He didn't look pale or flushed or queasy or whatever - and I've seen plenty of sick players on court before, all the way back to Pete in 1996. He was sluggish but that could be from just the end of the season and the mental and physical grind of what he accomplished catching up to him.

Robby had an amazing season and did better that he had even probably expected to, so I think it's entirely possible that he got to the last tourney of the year and he ran out of gas - mental, physical, both, whatever. I think the same thing happened to Gaudio today in his match - the difference is that he wasn't even trying and it was embarrassing. He was booed, no one felt badly for him, whereas with Robby yesterday, you could just tell that it wasn't his day. No one booed him or anything and the commentators didn't say anything mean like they did today. So he's got almost 2 months to keep up his hard work and rest and he hasn't got many points in the first few months to defend, so he'll be A-OK

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Re: Robby in Paris!

funny how everyone insults wimbledon's scheduling despite it being one of the better organised tournaments on the tour! hardling their fault if it rains

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I was referring to dealing with the delays and uncertainty with the weather If a player can handle that and still play well I think they can handle playing early one day and late the next.

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no i know what you mean i just meant in general i find it funny that everyone always insults wimbledons scheduling when it's not their fault unlike some tournaments that just screw around.
however i would say that wimbledons qualifying event is the worst it's ridiculous how bad their scheduling is! poor guys were just wandering around and didn't have a damn clue when they were playing, james looked like he was gonna start killing people

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Wimbledon's scheduling of the main event is fine. They move people around more than most other tourneys do and are generally fair about it. People just need something to bitch about

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yeah pretty much at least it will get better when they eventually build the roof

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Re: Robby in Paris!

They certainly need a roof at the USO because when it rains there everything schedule wise just becomes a mess!
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the thing that annoys me with the uso is they have no excuse! f they covered the courts as soon as it started raining, they could start playing again as soon as it stopped they don't have the issues like you do with grass.

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That is very true and I also think that when the courts do get wet they too often use people with towels to try and dry the courts
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well it's just the fact they don't need to dry them if they buy covers in the first place

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well it's just the fact they don't need to dry them if they buy covers in the first place
Apparently no one in New York has thought of that But a roof would be the best
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Re: Robby in Paris!

I just think, for me personally, I would not want my match to be scheduled at 11:30 AM one day, and my next match to be scheduled for 9:30 PM the following day...I'm sure Robby knows how to best handle this situation, as he has been around the block, but being at the end of a tough season, it may have just been that last little straw, so to speak, that pulled him out of his zone...
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Re: Robby in Paris!

I think Robby did quite well in Paris. I thought he would beat Gaston Gaudio though. He shouldn't have lost to him on that surface... Nevertheless, well done, Robby!

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I'm sure that everyone has their preference on when they would like to be scheduled to play...but that doesn't matter. They're professional tennis players, they have to adjust and be ready to play when they're scheduled to. The guy on the other side of the net has to deal with the same thing...



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