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Japan vs Romania DC: Iwabuchi/Suzuki show who's the boss and win 6/4 6/4 6/4

GlennMirnyi
09-22-2007, 07:13 AM
Never in doubt.

Suzuki and Pavel will make an amazing battle tomorrow. :D

World Beater
09-22-2007, 08:39 AM
Never in doubt.

Suzuki and Pavel will make an amazing battle tomorrow. :D

watching suzuki play is fantastic. i love his net rushing skills and anticipation.

Its a pity that this generation of players doesnt have a sampras-type who could play enough from the back to stay competetive in these conditions but still be successful at net.

i was not a fan of 90's tennis because everyone played the same way. But if we had a few of them - like rafter, sampras in this generation. Tennis would be in a golden age.

koipond
09-22-2007, 09:05 AM
Suzuki and Iwabuchi were great performance!!:yeah:

*bunny*
09-22-2007, 09:15 AM
Great job, Suzuki & Iwabuchi! :yippee:
Good luck tomorrow! :yeah:

watching suzuki play is fantastic. i love his net rushing skills and anticipation.

Its a pity that this generation of players doesnt have a sampras-type who could play enough from the back to stay competetive in these conditions but still be successful at net.

i was not a fan of 90's tennis because everyone played the same way. But if we had a few of them - like rafter, sampras in this generation. Tennis would be in a golden age.
I love diversity in tennis, so I agree with what you've said. :)

In Japan, Wimbledon is still the only slam you can watch on free-to-air TV, and most players and tennis pundits still seem to think serve and volleying is the way to go. While I suspect there are/were some players who would've done better had they opted to play mainly from the baseline, Suzuki is a prime example who has made the most of his potential as a serve & volleyer. Too bad he lacks consistency and has never cracked top 100. (His best ranking to date is 101)

World Beater
09-22-2007, 09:20 AM
Great job, Suzuki & Iwabuchi! :yippee:
Good luck tomorrow! :yeah:


I love diversity in tennis, so I agree with what you've said. :)

In Japan, Wimbledon is still the only slam you can watch on free-to-air TV, and most players and tennis pundits still seem to think serve and volleying is the way to go. While I suspect there are/were some players who would've done better had they opted to play mainly from the baseline, Suzuki is a prime example who has made the most of his potential as a serve & volleyer. Too bad he lacks consistency and hasn't cracked top 100. (His best ranking to date is 101)

i heard one of the big reasons is he doesnt play much outside of Japan because he gets paid well for playing locally in leagues etc.

*bunny*
09-22-2007, 09:31 AM
i heard one of the big reasons is he doesnt play much outside of Japan because he gets paid well for playing locally in leagues etc.
Could be, although I've never heard of that myself.
He was out with a shoulder injury for nearly a year from late 2005. This year he's been playing quite a few challengers at home and abroad, and won two titles, in Kyoto and Granby.

Andre♥
09-22-2007, 09:35 AM
GSM Japan

Pavel has no chance against Suzuki on carpet in Japan.

Deea
09-22-2007, 10:03 AM
:sobbing: :sobbing: This is so bad!!! Mergea/Tecau :rolleyes: thank you boys...really thank you!!!

Jimnik
09-22-2007, 11:45 AM
Suzuki is one of the most enjoyable players to watch, it's a shame he never got a good run going in his career.

I would still fancy Pavel tomorrow. Soeda-Hanescu will be the key to the tie.

Horatio Caine
09-22-2007, 12:05 PM
GSM Japan

Pavel has no chance against Suzuki on carpet in Japan.

Yeah I think that it is very possible that Japan win one of the reverse singles.

But if Pavel has another good serving day he has a chance against Suzuki...he should also have mostly recovered from a gruelling Friday singles. I agree with jim in that this come down to a live 5th rubber, and anything could happen in that one.

Deea
09-22-2007, 01:30 PM
I would still fancy Pavel tomorrow. Soeda-Hanescu will be the key to the tie.

and Hanescu will lose it :rolleyes: :rolleyes: I could bet on it! he can't do anything right on a hard-court

canbera
09-22-2007, 02:09 PM
kind of weird Pavel didn't play the doubles rubber.

TMJordan
09-22-2007, 02:57 PM
Suzuki is not losing to Pavel in Japan on carpet.

Burrow
09-22-2007, 03:07 PM
Suzuki :zzz:

GlennMirnyi
09-22-2007, 05:26 PM
watching suzuki play is fantastic. i love his net rushing skills and anticipation.

Its a pity that this generation of players doesnt have a sampras-type who could play enough from the back to stay competetive in these conditions but still be successful at net.

i was not a fan of 90's tennis because everyone played the same way. But if we had a few of them - like rafter, sampras in this generation. Tennis would be in a golden age.

Agreed, but not only a few... I'd say that if we had like 20 players in the top 100.

Haile Selassie
09-22-2007, 06:36 PM
I like Suzuki game but i also like Pavel style of game, i dont know for who cheering for.
Japan needs to find a good tennis player in the male circuit becouse women tennis in Japan was great with Date and Sugiyama :hearts:

Sandra
09-22-2007, 10:29 PM
GSM Japan

Pavel has no chance against Suzuki on carpet in Japan.

Suzuki is not losing to Pavel in Japan on carpet.

Pavel beat Roddick in the US and Ancic in Croatia, but of course he has no chance agaisnt Suzuki. :rolleyes:

TMJordan
09-22-2007, 11:32 PM
Pavel beat Roddick in the US and Ancic in Croatia, but of course he has no chance agaisnt Suzuki. :rolleyes:

Sorry Sandra, I like Romania, but Takao is a monster in Japan and on carpet, he won't lose. :sad:

World Beater
09-22-2007, 11:37 PM
Agreed, but not only a few... I'd say that if we had like 20 players in the top 100.

well, when i say a few...i mean only the truly great ones who could execute the art of serve and volley well. There were players who were really serve-volley pretenders that actually were serve-only players.

rafter, henman, sampras, stich, becker are players who execute this art to perfection.

we dont need anybody else.

i dont think having rusedski or ivanisevic would really enhance the tennis level at the moment

GlennMirnyi
09-23-2007, 12:58 AM
Sorry Sandra, I like Romania, but Takao is a monster in Japan and on carpet, he won't lose. :sad:

It's not a given. The only certainty here is that it's gonna be a great match.

well, when i say a few...i mean only the truly great ones who could execute the art of serve and volley well. There were players who were really serve-volley pretenders that actually were serve-only players.

rafter, henman, sampras, stich, becker are players who execute this art to perfection.

we dont need anybody else.

i dont think having rusedski or ivanisevic would really enhance the tennis level at the moment

So having baseline-only players are enhancing the level of tennis at the moment?

World Beater
09-23-2007, 02:56 AM
It's not a given. The only certainty here is that it's gonna be a great match.



So having baseline-only players are enhancing the level of tennis at the moment?

no because those 2nd tier serve-volleyers wouldn't be successful in today's conditions.

i feel that those that i mentioned were still good enough to have big success in these conditions. so i see it as a pity we dont have a serve-volley talent who could be successful in this generation.

gusman890
09-23-2007, 02:59 AM
Sasuki almost beat federer last year. He plays unreal in Japan.

GlennMirnyi
09-23-2007, 07:29 AM
no because those 2nd tier serve-volleyers wouldn't be successful in today's conditions.

i feel that those that i mentioned were still good enough to have big success in these conditions. so i see it as a pity we dont have a serve-volley talent who could be successful in this generation.

Of course they wouldn't be successful. Can't you see the difference of Wimbledon, for instance?

World Beater
09-23-2007, 07:46 AM
Of course they wouldn't be successful. Can't you see the difference of Wimbledon, for instance?

thats my point.

thats why i dont think its possible to have 20 out of 100 be serve-volleyers like you said.

i only think there is room for the truly great ones.

GlennMirnyi
09-23-2007, 07:49 AM
thats my point.

thats why i dont think its possible to have 20 out of 100 be serve-volleyers like you said.

i only think there is room for the truly great ones.

Of course it's not possible, but it's not because of the players, it's because the tour is so slow nowadays there's no chance for a player to be successful playing like that. At least at the big stage.

scarecrows
09-23-2007, 09:09 AM
Pavel beat Roddick in the US and Ancic in Croatia, but of course he has no chance agaisnt Suzuki. :rolleyes:

Sorry Sandra, I like Romania, but Takao is a monster in Japan and on carpet, he won't lose. :sad:

respect to Sandra :worship: :p

TMJordan
09-23-2007, 09:13 AM
Pavel :worship: