Re: 1997-1998 Juniors: Wiersholm, Nava, Kozlov, Tiafoe, Mmoh, Blumberg, Ponwith, etc.
We made it out of round robin but this is where it gets tough. Orlando Luz is one of the very best 14u clay courters in the world. I think we should keep the Mmoh, Blumberg lineup against Brazil. In my opinion, the two of them have a much better chance of playing to their potential in a match like this.
And then, assuming we beat Brazil and Korea beats Japan, I think we'll have to fight talent with talent in the championship. If Blumberg plays 2 and Mmoh plays 1 against Korea, there's a decent chance they both may lose. I feel the probability of losing both singles matches greatly diminishes with Mmoh at 2. And that would hopefully give Tiafoe room to play much more loosely at singles 1, against easily one of the top 3 players at this competition. Tiafoe seems to do better when his opponents are stronger anyway. And this saves a fresh Blumberg for doubles if necessary...and my guess is doubles WILL be necessary. (All hypothetical, of course)
Last edited by PTWahoo14; 08-15-2012 at 11:02 PM.