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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-10-2009, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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What prevents Richard from being a greater player?

He is very talented for me and one of my favorites.
Years ago, I expected he is now in the position of Murray's right now.
But so far, I was totally wrong.
He will become 23 soon, right? That's still young enough, but I'm afraid I don't see the turning point yet.

So, what prevents him from being greater?
His forehand?
Dedication not enough?
Mentality?
Mysterious personality?
Some particular matches he lost?
Coach?
Or the people around him?

I don't want to say it's destiny and I wish him all the best.


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Re: What prevents Richard from being a greater player?

Well, this latest "hiccup" hasn't exactly helped!
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Re: What prevents Richard from being a greater player?

My tip would be for him to play an entire season of tennis also win tight matches pls i.e. the wimby match and the ao match.

Before this debacle he missed Miami and Monte Carlo and last year he missed Roland and Bercy and is still now ranked 20. If he had played a full season I imagine his ranking would be in the mid teens.

I used to think he didn't want it enough but I don't think thats true. I think he doesn't believe in himself enough.

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Re: What prevents Richard from being a greater player?

I used to wonder too if he wanted it enough but this whole situation has really changed my opinion regarding that. I think he really does want to play. I wonder too if he believes in himself enough though. I am really hoping (as I know we all are) that some good will come of this. He will realise that this was all nearly snatched away from him (I'm thinking the outcome of his hearing will be good though) and he will make even more sterling efforts and fight his heart out. He is having to learn to fight his corner more than ever over this and I believe he will be a stronger person for it. They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!
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Re: What prevents Richard from being a greater player?

in my opinion, i don't consider his head like the only thing that prevents his rising like player. i think he plays too much after of baseline and then i have the feeling that prevents a good movement.
and sincerely, i believe this thing about 'Mysterious personality' is a big lie. i think sometimes the journalists try to explain things they don't know about.

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Re: What prevents Richard from being a greater player?

too much of a party animal apparently
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Re: What prevents Richard from being a greater player?

lone ranger mentality
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Re: What prevents Richard from being a greater player?

Well, wish him all the best.
It can't be another waste. It CAN'T.


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Re: What prevents Richard from being a greater player?

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Re: What prevents Richard from being a greater player?

he is lost. Doesnt know what he really wants, seems like he's a tennis player because its a thing he grew up with.

To resume--> a huge lack of dedication. Such dramatic waste of time and talent.

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Re: What prevents Richard from being a greater player?

I think if he lacked dedication he would have used the cocaine incident as an excuse to retire. Coming back takes a huge amount of courage as well as having your private life splashed through the media in an embarrassing fashion.

I no longer think he lacks dedication but I think at the moment he is probably hugely lacking in focus and confidence, he still has all sorts of other shit going on.

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