You have to understand that a big guy like gooch is more likely to carry injuries if he push too hard. It is a lot of body to be moving around a tennis court. Especially on clay where a 3 setter can go for over 3-4 hours. I agree that on grass he can do some damage and on altitude courts. But he needs to improve his ground strokes and not rely so much on his serve, cause as it is now, when his serve breaks down, so does his whole game. I dont agree with that he has the most chance of the aussies to get to the top 50, I think he has a good chance, but so does Luczak. Atleast thats what all the players on the tour think. Haas- Rochus- Agassi even Wilander has said that about him. He just needs the support which he is now getting from the AIS just like gooch has been getting all his life..
Good luck all aussies
I had high hopes for luczak for the clay court season after last years Aussie but he got injured didnt he?? i like his demeanor, but I just said i thought he gucci had a better chance cos hes got a huge game, I mean look at KARLOVIC, that guys prob the perfect example, he just has a serve really and hes a worse mover than Guc, and hes right handed too, but he comes into net and plays alotta doubles and hes ok (better than roddick) at net, plus his groundies arent as good as Gucci's so thats why i thought hed have a better chance of crackin the top 50 than the other guys, if he learns to play more like Ivo, no baseline points on his first and possibly even his second serve, try and come in on opponents serve. But it is tough being brought up as a baseliner
But yeh peter has a better chance of makin it if hes more dedicated cos hes not as injury prone and hes better from the baseline, better mover, i just think Chris has aloooottt of potential in the hands of a great coach and trainer.
BTW could u gimme those quotes by Agassi and WILANDER, I cant believe guys like that would know anythin about our aussies!!!!