Originally Posted by Wing Man Frank
I like the look of Quinzi, has been playing in stronger futures fields and getting some decent results. Only just turned 17 too.
Just noticed this. Patrick is not 17, and he is not gonna be 17 until September. In terms of age, Patrick is younger than Quinzi was when he reached his first Futures final (which was 2 months before turning 17). Patrick is now 16 1/2 y.o. Quinzi was 16 years and 7 months old when he reached his first Futures semifinal, Patrick was 15 years and 11 months old when he reached his first semifinal.
These are statistics that probably mean nothing to you because the fields of the Futures played by Patrick are weaker
Like I said before, this thread was created to show people how a potentially good player in the future is progressing in these very physical times, but it rapidly became a place that casts judgement the MTF way. As always, people here are much faster at criticizing than at expressing an objective opinion (which is surely not "Patrick is the next number 1" nor was it expressed by the OP in that way).
Have you looked through the OP's videos of Patrick's game play? I thought that someone who truly wants to show off knowledge of the tennis game would at least have the courtesy to judge a player by their game. Quinzi's game is totally different than Patrick's. There is no comparison between the two yet. Comparing by the fields faced or by their age is extremely relativistic, as you probably don't know 80% of the players they faced upon their achievements.