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Why Has Canas Fallen Off The Planet?

Jaffas85
09-29-2007, 05:47 AM
From February (costa do sauipe) - May (French Open) Canas was playing like a Top 10 player but ever since Davydenko beat him at the French Open he's basically disappeared and has had very average results.

Can this be put down to the Grass court and U.S. Hardcourt season which is a faster time (court speed) of the year than the first half or has he just lost motivation and his drive to do as well as he did in the first half of the year?

star
09-29-2007, 05:48 AM
'cause of the big steroid bust?

:lol:

RickDaStick
09-29-2007, 05:58 AM
Who is this Canas character you speak of ?

Allure
09-29-2007, 05:59 AM
Shame. He was destined for greatness after beating Federer twice. :awww:

Caralimon
09-29-2007, 06:01 AM
He practically never stopped playing since his comeback in September. He played challengers till november, then traveled to Russia in early December and and then some exhibitions.

He played like 80 matches 9 months, I was expecting a certain stepback in his results. I don't know what will happen next, he had a one month layoff so he should be better by now, now plays Metz next week.

krystlel
09-29-2007, 06:07 AM
To say he has fallen off the planet is an overreaction.

Canas wasn't able to play for a long while because of the suspension and would have had more motivation having missed playing and having felt that his suspension was unfair, but I guess now he is back into the week-to-week grind of the tour. Even in the clay court season, Canas didn't do as well as expected in the Masters Series events when people thought he'd be one of the major contenders.

I never felt that Canas was going to be able to keep up the results that he had achieved in the early part of 2007 anyway. It is very normal for most players to go through a period where they don't do as well. But I guess it will be interesting to see if Canas manages to pick up his play at some point.

VolandriFan
09-29-2007, 06:29 AM
Here goes again.

Mental and physical exhaustion. Canas played more matches than almost anyone on the tour in the last 9 months, and let's not forget that he's not the youngest man out there anymore. His game style is taxing, he needs to run many extra miles during matches against his younger opponents. No one can be expected to keep up that level for as long as he did, but he was desperate to get back into the top 20 by the end of the year, which he has surpassed.

On the mental side, he was suspended, dealt with the lows of not being able to compete, then was suddenly thrust back into the spotlight with great expectations. Coming from unranked to beating the world number 1 in consecutive tournaments can be very tiring mentally. He had high hopes for RG, which he wasn't able to translate into results, so he felt a bit down after that. Also, he's had to deal with the trial and mixed verdicts, the public and player's opinions of him and been involved with a new girl.

That's a huge year by anyone's standards, and you can't blame him for going a bit off recently. He'll be back stronger than ever after the off-season.

prima donna
09-29-2007, 06:29 AM
Hahahaha.

GlennMirnyi
09-29-2007, 06:32 AM
He's just back to his usual level.

Marek.
09-29-2007, 06:34 AM
He's just back to his usual level.

Pretty much. What more do people expect from a pusher with a decent serve?

VolandriFan
09-29-2007, 06:44 AM
When not injured, Guillermo has always been a solid 15-20 player, and has been in the top 10 for a couple of months too. He has some good scalps and would have achieved more without the hindrance of injuries and suspension. As much as some of you would like to think of him as an average player, he is much better than that.

vahep
09-29-2007, 06:52 AM
Pretty much. What more do people expect from a pusher with a decent serve?

You forgot his great court coverage , well above average defensive skills, and consistent, minimal u/e ground strokes. Perfect skill sets for giving Fed trouble.

Fed eats up blasters for breakfast, but the pesky defenders with good strength are his albatross. But being a 30 y/o grinder does not bode well for future success.

Horatio Caine
09-29-2007, 09:41 AM
Probably a combination of fatigue (he played a lot since last September) and the fact that the courts, in the second half of the season, don't play so well for his style.

He's already on his way down now imo...

scoobs
09-29-2007, 09:42 AM
Who knows? There was probably a momentary shift in the local gravity field.
Yes it's annoying when that happens, but what can you expect from gravity fields?

Iván
09-29-2007, 09:46 AM
Canas should take real pride by defeating federer back to back on hardcourts this year.

Jaap
09-29-2007, 10:05 AM
Drugs have worn off.

Horatio Caine
09-29-2007, 10:11 AM
Canas should take real pride by defeating federer back to back on hardcourts this year.

Yep.

Not sure what shocked me more...Canas doing it for the first time (:lol: sounds kinky :aplot: ), or repeating the win a week later! :lol:

Bilbo
09-29-2007, 11:01 AM
he will come out on fire early next year

martine2
09-29-2007, 11:57 AM
Here goes again.

Mental and physical exhaustion. Canas played more matches than almost anyone on the tour in the last 9 months, and let's not forget that he's not the youngest man out there anymore. His game style is taxing, he needs to run many extra miles during matches against his younger opponents. No one can be expected to keep up that level for as long as he did, but he was desperate to get back into the top 20 by the end of the year, which he has surpassed.

On the mental side, he was suspended, dealt with the lows of not being able to compete, then was suddenly thrust back into the spotlight with great expectations. Coming from unranked to beating the world number 1 in consecutive tournaments can be very tiring mentally. He had high hopes for RG, which he wasn't able to translate into results, so he felt a bit down after that. Also, he's had to deal with the trial and mixed verdicts, the public and player's opinions of him and been involved with a new girl.

That's a huge year by anyone's standards, and you can't blame him for going a bit off recently. He'll be back stronger than ever after the off-season.

When not injured, Guillermo has always been a solid 15-20 player, and has been in the top 10 for a couple of months too. He has some good scalps and would have achieved more without the hindrance of injuries and suspension. As much as some of you would like to think of him as an average player, he is much better than that.

:hug: Agree completely.

And to all the haters: he'll be back, don't worry :devil:

Jogy
09-29-2007, 01:09 PM
Paying his after suspension and losing deserved now for what he did.

Every track athlete should be slower after taking something illegal, every cyclist should be slower after taking something illegal and so has Canas to pay some more loosing now.

Burrow
09-29-2007, 02:32 PM
Well when you come off a suspension for such a while, he is going to feel excited, "pumped up", motivated and determined. Now he has firmly settled in the season will be wearing on him mentally and physically.

Remember the whole of last year he never played an ATP match, just challengers on the later part, so his body isnt used to the effects of the main tour for a while now. It's a little like coming back from an injury I suppose, and he has had a bit of a back problem periods throughout the year.

Nevertheless, it has been very succesful and he still has a chance of making it to Shanghai :yeah:

Burrow
09-29-2007, 02:34 PM
he will come out on fire early next year

I doubt it, a different kind of pressure is on him now - defending points. And he does have quite a few to defend earlier next year, 2008.

ChinoRios4Ever
09-29-2007, 10:58 PM
He ran out of gas :o

His season started in september 2006

TheBoiledEgg
09-29-2007, 11:00 PM
Drugs have worn off.

must get some more :o :o

ReturnWinner
09-29-2007, 11:04 PM
must get some more :o :o

he has not enough cash to buy more, so maybe one of those fucking russian fixers (including you) can give a little to help him

GlennMirnyi
09-29-2007, 11:07 PM
You forgot his great court coverage , well above average defensive skills, and consistent, minimal u/e ground strokes. Perfect skill sets for giving Fed trouble.

Fed eats up blasters for breakfast, but the pesky defenders with good strength are his albatross. But being a 30 y/o grinder does not bode well for future success.

Blah blah blah, bunch of :bs:

Drugs have worn off.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Allure
09-29-2007, 11:15 PM
Drugs have worn off.

:haha:

Black Adam
09-30-2007, 12:07 AM
Why Has Canas Fallen Off The Planet?
Gravity decided it was time to let him go.


Hi splaying style is healthy for his age and won't be successful except during certain periods like earlier this year in Miami and at Indian wells

Haile Selassie
09-30-2007, 12:40 AM
Other reason is coz, Ma.Emilia Salerni is playing awesome tennis and now she is back into the top 100.

Kuhne
09-30-2007, 05:06 PM
Winners don't use drugs

User ID 29337
09-30-2007, 05:26 PM
Too much, too fast, too much partying with the girlfriend and hanging out with fans in bathrooms?

kabuki
09-30-2007, 10:16 PM
I don't know, but I do get some sick satisfaction from it.

Merton
10-01-2007, 02:18 AM
He didn't really fall off, I mean none of his losses was a huge upset. He played too much tennis since coming back, barring injuries he will be strong at the beginning of the season next year.