[[[ I posted the following as a new thread
in General Messages, but I had not discovered that there was a separate forum for USA Player fans. So I am pasting it here again. Feel free to discuss here or there...! ]]]
I have lately begun following up and coming young American talent.
I like the game of:
Jack Sock (main strength: serve)
And even younger:
Christian Harrison (younger bro of Ryan)
(Ryan Harrison hasn't been as consistent as people expected him to be. He went upto 43 rank and then fell out of 100 though he might get back to about 50-60)
What do you guys think of these young players? How much upside do they have? Will they stick around in the 70-150 rank range permanently like the Odesnik's, Rajeev Ram's, Jesse Levine's, Bobby Reynold's or will they touch top 20 like the Isner's, Querrey's and Fish's....
My personal opinion on this changes daily, but I do hope at least a couple of them top 50 and stick there. In the best case, I would like all of them to hit top 50 and some to go up to top 20. I think jack sock has the best chance of hitting top 20 due to his serve.
To add: I started looking at these players when they were around 200 in rankings about 6-9 months ago and they have all steadily progressed to 85-125 range. The speed of progress and that they are all moving ahead together has impressed me.
Most of them have done well in college/junior tennis, so they know how to compete.
It's like an army (of 5). The question is, where will they stop?