1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson, etc. - Page 25 - MensTennisForums.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #361 of 1292 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 08:14 AM
Registered User
 
Smoke944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,577
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

I forgot about the 3rd place match against France so good luck boys
Smoke944 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #362 of 1292 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SapELee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 10,648
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Quote:
Originally Posted by PTWahoo14 View Post
I bet Wiersholm would feel pretty left out and betrayed.
Team competition means a lot to Henrik and he was emotionally disappointed when they got 3rd place last year at WJT. So yeah, he will be hurt if he is left out. But clay is not his strength and the physical limitation will hurt him on this surface.

Rhyne Williams
Brian Baker Welcome Back
Jared Donaldson



http://justdroptheball.blogspot.com/
SapELee is offline  
post #363 of 1292 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 08:59 PM
Registered User
 
Smoke944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,577
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Good to see MM get his first win in a while, 6-2 6-2 over a solid player in Drew Courtney.
Smoke944 is offline  
post #364 of 1292 (permalink) Old 09-29-2012, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SapELee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 10,648
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoke944 View Post
Good to see MM get his first win in a while, 6-2 6-2 over a solid player in Drew Courtney.
I feel like it has been so ever since he got a decent win; just a really bad summer for him.

Rhyne Williams
Brian Baker Welcome Back
Jared Donaldson



http://justdroptheball.blogspot.com/
SapELee is offline  
post #365 of 1292 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SapELee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 10,648
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Stefan d. Quentin Halys 67 64 64
Noah d. Johan Tatlot 64 63

Another 3rd place finish for Stefan maybe next year will be better. I read somewhere that Noah doesn't play well under pressure, this does not bode well for his development.

Rhyne Williams
Brian Baker Welcome Back
Jared Donaldson



http://justdroptheball.blogspot.com/
SapELee is offline  
post #366 of 1292 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 01:37 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 398
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Quote:
Originally Posted by SapELee View Post
I read somewhere that Noah doesn't play well under pressure, this does not bode well for his development.
In my opinion, it seems more like that only happens when he has people relying on him that he doesn't want to let down, like after Kozlov lost against Australia and the team needed him to win. Or when all his friends and family came to the us open and he didn't want to disappoint. I think he also lost a surprising match at the USA vs UK juniors event before Wimbledon. But I've never seen him crack under pressure when he's just playing for himself.

It's still something he needs to overcome though.

(also, we should keep in mind that during these instances where he plays bad under pressure, he is playing guys just as good or better than him like Kokkinakis here and Kyle Edmund at the US Open)
PTWahoo14 is offline  
post #367 of 1292 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SapELee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 10,648
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,





Link

Rhyne Williams
Brian Baker Welcome Back
Jared Donaldson



http://justdroptheball.blogspot.com/
SapELee is offline  
post #368 of 1292 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SapELee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 10,648
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Quote:
Originally Posted by PTWahoo14 View Post
Noah lost 3 & 2. His opponent was just too tough (and probably a lot bigger than him)
But they played pretty well all week, getting 3 wins a piece in singles of round robin. A good experience in general.

On a side note, Francis Tiafoe almost beat Quinzi for a second time in team events this year. Maybe there's something in his game that gives Quinzi a hard time that most people just don't have.

Edit: I meant France's Tatlot... can't believe I got them confused.
Looking over the results, I noticed that Tatlot lost easily to crafty players: Noah and Chung. Quinzi had a hard time with Tatlot b/c he lacks variety and Tatlot is reported to be a lot stronger than him.

Rhyne Williams
Brian Baker Welcome Back
Jared Donaldson



http://justdroptheball.blogspot.com/

Last edited by SapELee; 10-01-2012 at 12:35 AM.
SapELee is offline  
post #369 of 1292 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 09:14 PM
Registered User
 
Smoke944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,577
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Really promising stuff from Stefan this week. Lost only one match that he shouldn't have while beating some very good players that can play on clay. It seems like he is really improving on clay. Also, hopefully Nicolas Todero has been making sure they know how to slide correctly
Smoke944 is offline  
post #370 of 1292 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SapELee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 10,648
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

MM lost to Greg Jones 36 64 46, good effort from him.

Rhyne Williams
Brian Baker Welcome Back
Jared Donaldson



http://justdroptheball.blogspot.com/
SapELee is offline  
post #371 of 1292 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SapELee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 10,648
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Sounded like a lot of drama in the tie b/w Italy and Australia . Can't wait for next year.

From tennishorts.com: http://www.tennishorts.com/2012/09/30/junior-jamboree-barcelona-or-bust-installment-6/

Quote:
On the boys’ front, I see the Italian players here — Gianluigi Quinzi and Filippo Baldi — showing promise. Quinzi was a given, but after the incredible battle Baldi had on Sunday with Harry Bourchier of Australia — losing the 3 hour, 6 minute match 4-6, 7-6 (2), 10-8 — you have to think he has the heart to keep on inserting himself into the junior game.

The Baldi and Bourchier match was better than many pro matches I’ve watched. These guys left it all out on the court and played with incredible passion.

Bourchier and Thanasi Kokkinakis — the Australian contingent — also look to be advancing. I really liked Bourchier’s serve. He hails from Tasmania, and his serve might be dubbed the Tasmanian Devil one day.

Kokkinakis has passed the Goran Ivanisevic or Marat Safin school of smashing rackets. When Kokkinakis and Bourchier lost their serve to go down 2-4 in the decisive third set of the doubles, Kokkinakis battered his poor racket.

The U.S. were the top seeds in the Davis Cup and placed third after beating France on the final day of action. Noah Rubin and Stefan Kozlov showed themselves to be solid, but not quite at the level of the four guys listed right above. I do like the maturity Kozlov’s shown in a couple of matches to rebound to take three-set wins. For a 14-year-old he’s quite poised, maybe a bit too self-assured. However, from a maturity point of view he seems to fit in well with the older boys.

As for Rubin, he’s made amazing progress in this first year of being totally on the junior international scene. However, he’s still short on experience and would probably be well-served if he didn’t jump ahead of himself in where he thinks he currently stands amongst his peers. He went into his match against Kokkinakis on Friday with strong self-belief, but as the Australian started to pick apart his game Rubin wore his frustration. As he gains more experience he’ll learn that it’s best not to show your opponent that he’s getting to you.

Rhyne Williams
Brian Baker Welcome Back
Jared Donaldson



http://justdroptheball.blogspot.com/
SapELee is offline  
post #372 of 1292 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 02:06 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 398
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smoke944 View Post
Really promising stuff from Stefan this week. Lost only one match that he shouldn't have while beating some very good players that can play on clay. It seems like he is really improving on clay. Also, hopefully Nicolas Todero has been making sure they know how to slide correctly
One thing I know for sure is Kozlov definitely knows how to slide. There's a video on youtube from Groundspass.net that shows him sliding like 3 feet in a really controlled manor towards the ball (which was too far out of reach). Also there's an unique instructional video by his dad teaching players to slide. I say unique because he splashes waterall over the court to make it easier... I'm not convinced that's a safe idea though.
PTWahoo14 is offline  
post #373 of 1292 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
SapELee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 10,648
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Quote:
Originally Posted by PTWahoo14 View Post
One thing I know for sure is Kozlov definitely knows how to slide. There's a video on youtube from Groundspass.net that shows him sliding like 3 feet in a really controlled manor towards the ball (which was too far out of reach). Also there's an unique instructional video by his dad teaching players to slide. I say unique because he splashes waterall over the court to make it easier... I'm not convinced that's a safe idea though.
Hardcourt or claycourt?

Rhyne Williams
Brian Baker Welcome Back
Jared Donaldson



http://justdroptheball.blogspot.com/
SapELee is offline  
post #374 of 1292 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 02:20 AM
Registered User
 
Smoke944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,577
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Quote:
Originally Posted by PTWahoo14 View Post
One thing I know for sure is Kozlov definitely knows how to slide. There's a video on youtube from Groundspass.net that shows him sliding like 3 feet in a really controlled manor towards the ball (which was too far out of reach). Also there's an unique instructional video by his dad teaching players to slide. I say unique because he splashes waterall over the court to make it easier... I'm not convinced that's a safe idea though.
Ahh, good point. And I just watched the video, looks dangerous indeed
Smoke944 is offline  
post #375 of 1292 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 02:22 AM
Registered User
 
Smoke944's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,577
                     
Re: 1994-1996 : Rubin, Kwiatkowski, Halebian, Papa, Corinteli, McDonald, Donaldson,

Quote:
Originally Posted by SapELee View Post
Hardcourt or claycourt?
hardcourt
Smoke944 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome