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It's not a ridiculous thing to say when some people on this forum are never to be seen when a player is losing or injured, but as soon as they have a good tournament the bandwagon arrives to obsess about rankings. For me, it is more important to support a player who is injured or having a down time than worry about where he will be ranked after a win or a loss.
What exactly am I supposed to post when a player is not playing or is losing first round? I see the losses and I feel sad that they lose and want to support them but I can't comment on the matches because I don't go and watch, when I do go to matches I actually do give commentary on the players who lose.

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As has been stated before, the player wins, the ranking goes up, he loses, the ranking goes down.
Not true, with the way the ATP rankings are structured a player can win a tournament and lose spots in the rankings due to a player below them doing better overall over a 12 month period and vice versa a player can lose first round and gain places in the rankings.

If Johnny does not make the final in Alice Springs this week he will lose ranking spots and all the hard will be lost after one really good week in Darwin. Just winning is not enough, in other sports sure you can win and you will almost definitely move up but tennis is different. Defending points is one of the most important things as a professional tennis player because no one wants to fall down the rankings.

Even though these posters on here claim that the pros don't look too much into the rankings that is just not true. I watched an interview at the start of this year with Peter Luczak where he stated he needed to gain around 100 points between then and Roland Garros to assure entry into Wimbledon so he is obviously looking into the rankings and is able to set goals because of that. I think it is healthy to do a rankings analysis but I bitten the bullet and made a seperate thread because I didn't want to be childish and complain about it.
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Re: John "the Mailman" Millman Cheering Thread

John lost to Ebelthite, not a problem has a week at home then off to the US for the rest of the season.

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".

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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
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Re: John "the Mailman" Millman Cheering Thread

Milkman's results in Darwin and Alice Springs have given him a good platform, points wise, to play in the US for the remainder of the season. Go Johnnie...
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Hopefully Johnny can gather some good results over the rest of the season.
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The Mailman is playing in a Sacramento challenger this week. Here is his quarter:

[3] Julian REISTER (GER) vs QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs John MILLMAN (AUS)
Tim SMYCZEK (USA) vs Frederik NIELSEN (DEN)
QUALIFIER vs [6] Carsten BALL (AUS)
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Both Aussies copped a Qualifier. Hopefully good luck.
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Re: John "the Mailman" Millman Cheering Thread

John will play Luka Gregorc, who can be a tough player.
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Millman came from a set down to win 4-6 6-1 6-4. He was never really troubled on serve, except for one game in the first set in which he was subsequently broken. Good win for him and will likely face Julian Reister in the second round.
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Good comeback by the Milkman. Well done
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Millman came from a set down to win 4-6 6-1 6-4. He was never really troubled on serve, except for one game in the first set in which he was subsequently broken. Good win for him and will likely face Julian Reister in the second round.
Will be a good challenge for John against Reister, it's time for him to step up and start performing better in these challengers. He has had issue with shin splints, so hope they hold up alright for him.

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".

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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
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Re: John "the Mailman" Millman Cheering Thread

Millman won 61 36 62 and will play Nielsen in the Quarters. Good luck.

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Good result Johnnie... heading toward the 200 ranking mark
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Re: John "the Mailman" Millman Cheering Thread

Good start to the US campaign, and that last set score was impressive against Reister.

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".

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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
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Re: John "the Mailman" Millman Cheering Thread

Very good win for John.
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