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Scotthongkong - I found the clip posted on Steve Johnson's Mens Tennis Forum site. Posted after he beat Marinko, by Caio Brasil - on 27 July 2010. MM basically ignores the last two points and then walks to shake SJ's hand.
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Bad way to end it there Marinko

Still, Johnson was good.
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I'd like to see Marinko do well, but that's a pretty good example of why TA are reluctant to fund him. If I knew that my TA fees were going to fund a guy doing that, I'd be well pissed off.

You never see anyone in the top 50 do that, ever.

Still, I hope he can put a few results together over the hardcourt season.
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He definately has top 100 potential. Maybe even top 50 if he gets better and plays better.

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Scotthongkong - I found the clip posted on Steve Johnson's Mens Tennis Forum site. Posted after he beat Marinko, by Caio Brasil - on 27 July 2010. MM basically ignores the last two points and then walks to shake SJ's hand.
Thank you so much RustyOz for putting this up for us. I dont think I have seen anything like that ending there. I was amazed.
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I'd like to see Marinko do well, but that's a pretty good example of why TA are reluctant to fund him. If I knew that my TA fees were going to fund a guy doing that, I'd be well pissed off.

You never see anyone in the top 50 do that, ever.

Still, I hope he can put a few results together over the hardcourt season.
Well said Timbo. He does not do himself any favours with TA.
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Marinko needs to fix his attitude if he is to advance his game to the next level.
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I thought this was a forum for the fans of Matosevic.Everybody here is being very negative towards him without understanding the circumstances.I hear from a very reliable source that HE WAS VERY SICK and bed ridden for days after this match,he had to go on ANTI BIOTICS.He fought very hard in this match and even had the chance to serve it out but apparently he was dying after 30 mins due to illness the trainer was called but could not help him.Apparently he was sick for the final in Aptos and showed great fighting spirit to win that one.I heard the only reason he played lexington was beacause his flights were booked and he had housing there(free accomodation).He went to Los Angeles with the attention of playing but was still sick if not worse once again i here he played so the tournament would pay for the hotel as they do this if the main draw size is 28.Sounds like we should have some sympathy towards Matosevic as it appears he is struggling financially.Life at challenger level does not sound good at all an dthese guys are living week to week.Good luck to all the challenger boys and i wish them all the best GOD BLESS THEM
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Sorry to hear MM was not well. Could have ended that match in a better manner though. I am a big supporter of Marinko, who like Nick has shaped his own destiny, but he does himself no favours at times with the strange things he does on court = some strange rants at the umpires, bad tanks, etc., some of which I have witnessed first hand. He is a likeable guy and has a great game with a lot of potential but needs to tighten up the mental side. Hope he recovers soon - the better he performs, the better the finances will get.
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Sorry to hear MM was not well. Could have ended that match in a better manner though. I am a big supporter of Marinko, who like Nick has shaped his own destiny, but he does himself no favours at times with the strange things he does on court = some strange rants at the umpires, bad tanks, etc., some of which I have witnessed first hand. He is a likeable guy and has a great game with a lot of potential but needs to tighten up the mental side. Hope he recovers soon - the better he performs, the better the finances will get.
The problem with MM and Lindahl is that they have both had to work very hard to get some support from TA. I remember, and it wasn't that long ago, when both of them just messed around and stayed on the futures circuit for like a year or two. They have obviously said to each other last year, we need to actually shape up and they started travelling together.

Both of them are obviously much more focused now and it paid off with both getting wildcards from TA during January. They are both very talented players, no one would deny that but unless they keep this workrate up and lift it even higher they won't go anywhere fast. Lindahl seems to be able to qualify for ATP events quite consistantly and Marinko has been pretty good on the challenger circuit this year so I think they will finish the year well.

You cannot blame Lindahl or Matosevic for being angry about someone like Bernard Tomic getting all the wildcards and they get hardly any but to be fair they both know exactly what TA is doing and why they are doing it and if they want to call themselves professionals they will start acting like them and keep doing what they have done this year. They are very lucky to represent a country that holds a Grand Slam, there are only four others and the fact that they complain is just amazing.

Czech Republic has zero ATP events and they have two players top 15 with one making the Wimbledon final, they do not realise how lucky they are. I think both Lindahl and Matosevic are big prospects for us in DC, espically Lindahl.

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Tennis Australia are correct in withdrawing their funding with poor behaviour but the part where it is majorly wrong is you look at this case and then you look at others like Tomic and Klein and it becomes an absolute joke. They are lucky having a GS but the problem is outside of one month at the start of the year they have to spend the rest of the year on the other side of the world in Europe or America where as the Czechs can play futures and challengers in their homeland and then when there isn't one on they can just take the short trip across the border to Germany or Austria and play a tournament there. Where as in Australia once they get past the futures level there is nothing there outside of January.

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Tennis Australia are correct in withdrawing their funding with poor behaviour but the part where it is majorly wrong is you look at this case and then you look at others like Tomic and Klein and it becomes an absolute joke. They are lucky having a GS but the problem is outside of one month at the start of the year they have to spend the rest of the year on the other side of the world in Europe or America where as the Czechs can play futures and challengers in their homeland and then when there isn't one on they can just take the short trip across the border to Germany or Austria and play a tournament there. Where as in Australia once they get past the futures level there is nothing there outside of January.
Yeah, that's problematic.
Australian players, especially low ranked ones need points and money. And since they don't have very much money to begin with it's gonna be hard to pay for travel over to Europe/America and all that when you are going to play a tournament. And when you lose in the 1st round of that one, it's gonna be even harder to pay for travel to the next tournament.

Definately a dilemma.

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Yeah, that's problematic.
Australian players, especially low ranked ones need points and money. And since they don't have very much money to begin with it's gonna be hard to pay for travel over to Europe/America and all that when you are going to play a tournament. And when you lose in the 1st round of that one, it's gonna be even harder to pay for travel to the next tournament.

Definately a dilemma.
Hence the reason Tennis Australia have set up a base in both the UK and Spain. For players like Lindahl and Matosevic they probably have never been to those bases and are too anti-TA to go to them because they have "screwed them" apparently. For someone like Jason Kubler I would argue these bases in Europe will be much more efficent and will do what it is supposed to. Ben Mitchell is currently in Spain playing futures and I am sure he is making full use of the TA facilities there.

So because the younger generations will start to use these bases they will be able to make the short trips over the borders to tournaments each week just like the other European nations. So it shouldn't be such a problem in 5-10 years time, although the one problem I can see is our players getting home sick. If they have problems with home sickness then they will never make it as a professional tennis player anyway.

Lindahl and Matosevic are just a part of the unlucky generation that didn't have these bases in Europe when they were juniors and will have to tough it out by themselves.
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Great win by the mighty MM over fellow aussie matther ebden 7-6 6-2.I called up the tournament office today to get scores and information apparently MM was there late at night supporting his good friend lindahl to victory and visa versa.no too many aussies doing this which i think is a huge reason for all the problems aussie tennis is having
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Nice win MM. It's good to see him and Nick supporting each other and it seems as though they are both driving each other on.

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Hence the reason Tennis Australia have set up a base in both the UK and Spain. For players like Lindahl and Matosevic they probably have never been to those bases and are too anti-TA to go to them because they have "screwed them" apparently. For someone like Jason Kubler I would argue these bases in Europe will be much more efficent and will do what it is supposed to. Ben Mitchell is currently in Spain playing futures and I am sure he is making full use of the TA facilities there.

So because the younger generations will start to use these bases they will be able to make the short trips over the borders to tournaments each week just like the other European nations. So it shouldn't be such a problem in 5-10 years time, although the one problem I can see is our players getting home sick. If they have problems with home sickness then they will never make it as a professional tennis player anyway.

Lindahl and Matosevic are just a part of the unlucky generation that didn't have these bases in Europe when they were juniors and will have to tough it out by themselves.
The bases have been there for a while. They were using Spain when Gooch burst onto the scene in Sydney a fair while ago. Only difference now is Mantilla and the bases aren't going to help them much if they are going to be cut off at an early age well before their prime.

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