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Rotterdam will be the last tournament for Raemon Sluiter

Rik.
02-06-2008, 06:15 PM
After his home event he will retire :sobbing:

Sunset of Age
02-06-2008, 06:16 PM
Too bad but I understand his decision - the guy seemed to be injured all the time...

TankingTheSet
02-06-2008, 08:28 PM
Didn't really follow tennis closely in his hayday but it looks like has been a pretty good allround player, be it indoors, clay or even grass. He won a challenger on clay only last year.

Purple Rainbow
02-06-2008, 09:00 PM
Sluiter is too good for the challenger tour, but not good enough to become a consistent atp level player. He did reach 3 atp finals in his career, though.

keqtqiadv
02-06-2008, 09:09 PM
:sad: :sad:

mr_burns
02-06-2008, 10:15 PM
and he was hot...

Corey Feldman
02-06-2008, 10:30 PM
Cya Sluiter, snooker fan as well :yeah:

Burrow
02-07-2008, 12:45 AM
He should've won a few titles, well capable of that, I remember his match against Hewitt in Queens I think, Hewitt was playing good back then, he should've won that but lost in the third set breaker.

Action Jackson
02-07-2008, 03:05 AM
Enjoy your retirement Raemon and go to those Feyenoord matches.

azza
02-07-2008, 03:27 AM
wasnt he gay? gunna be missed :sad: loves his unique serve

rob88hock
02-07-2008, 03:35 AM
always dissapointed to see a pro call it a career. i never really liked him much. but he will still be missed

Sunset of Age
02-07-2008, 11:29 AM
wasnt he gay? gunna be missed :sad: loves his unique serve

Nope. Here are a few pics of his girlfriend: http://gallery.stroal.com/v/fatima-moreira-de-melo/
;)

VolandriFan
02-07-2008, 11:34 AM
His name is actually Rainer Schuettler. Get it right :rolleyes:

LeChuck
02-07-2008, 11:35 AM
That's sad news, and he'll be missed. It's a shame that Raemon couldn't win an ATP title, losing in 3 finals all in his home country. He won 10 challenger titles across clay, grass and carpet.
I remember his 5 set victory over Ferrero, in the Netherlands-Spain Davis Cup 1st round tie at Eindhoven in 2001. The Netherlands reached the semi-finals that year. Another good moment for him, must have been when he easily beat the world no. 1 at the time Hewitt 6-3 6-3 at Stockholm in 2002.

Sean.J.S.
02-07-2008, 11:41 AM
:sad:

GuiroNl
02-07-2008, 11:43 AM
Now he can cook for Fatima :haha:

Good luck Raemon

CooCooCachoo
02-07-2008, 04:47 PM
:sobbing: Raemon :hug: :sad: :hug:

Such a great guy, great player. He was very inspiring and so down-to-earth. When he played, I at least supported the Dutch Davis Cup team :angel:

Enjoy the retirement, Sluit :yeah:

CooCooCachoo
02-07-2008, 04:47 PM
wasnt he gay? gunna be missed :sad: loves his unique serve

:spit:

Gay.

CooCooCachoo
02-07-2008, 04:49 PM
Didn't really follow tennis closely in his hayday but it looks like has been a pretty good allround player, be it indoors, clay or even grass. He won a challenger on clay only last year.

Raemon is good on grass and hard, but clay is really not his surface whatsoever. While he has had some good results (3R at RG 2006, winning the big Poznan Challenger last year) on the surface, he hated the surface for many years and had poor results on it. It is by far his weakest surface.

peacechick
02-07-2008, 04:50 PM
ahh, too bad, he's a great guy and should've won a title...
Maybe he will :p

stebs
02-07-2008, 05:08 PM
His name is actually Rainer Schuettler. Get it right :rolleyes:

Tell me your joking.

Please.

TankingTheSet
02-07-2008, 07:58 PM
Raemon is good on grass and hard, but clay is really not his surface whatsoever. While he has had some good results (3R at RG 2006, winning the big Poznan Challenger last year) on the surface, he hated the surface for many years and had poor results on it. It is by far his weakest surface.

I don't agree at all :shrug: Two of his three ATP finals were on clay (Amsterdam, Amersfoort). He also won 4 of his 10 challenger titles on clay. I would say outdoor hard was probably his weakest surface.

Savo
02-07-2008, 09:33 PM
Enjoy your retirement man. It was always a pleasure betting on you...

gusman890
02-07-2008, 09:38 PM
His name is actually Rainer Schuettler. Get it right :rolleyes:

Nope.

Schuettler is German. Sluiter is Dutch.

Raemon, I believe plays two handed off both sides. I think I remember him playing against Zabaleta in the New Haven Qualies in 2006.

TankingTheSet
02-07-2008, 09:50 PM
Yes, his two-handed forehand looks quite weird...very unusual

CooCooCachoo
02-07-2008, 11:41 PM
I don't agree at all :shrug: Two of his three ATP finals were on clay (Amsterdam, Amersfoort). He also won 4 of his 10 challenger titles on clay. I would say outdoor hard was probably his weakest surface.

If you judge his game, you cannot come to that conclusion, in my opinion. Also, he has frequently expressed his dislike for the surface. I would understand that you claim outdoor hard as his weakest surface on the basis of his results, but clay is easily the surface he has been most vulnerable on.

Caio_Brasil
02-07-2008, 11:41 PM
Tell me your joking.

Please.

I also hope so :tape:

TankingTheSet
02-08-2008, 12:30 AM
If you judge his game, you cannot come to that conclusion, in my opinion. Also, he has frequently expressed his dislike for the surface. I would understand that you claim outdoor hard as his weakest surface on the basis of his results, but clay is easily the surface he has been most vulnerable on.

I think he at least grew up playing a lot on clay, he wasn't uncomfortable on it as some of his results show. He wasn't a clay grinder, but knew how to win points on it. It seems most Dutch players, even the newer generation, still knows how to play on a clay court (I got the impression that some club clay courts in the Netherlands are being replaced by fake or non-clay courts).

Kristen
02-08-2008, 02:42 AM
:sad::sobbing: (Superficial comment to follow)

...but he was another Verdasco for me. :drool:

Also, will he be eligible for the retired players/active players polls?

Frederick16
02-08-2008, 12:33 PM
:sobbing: Raemon :hug: :sad: :hug:

Such a great guy, great player. He was very inspiring and so down-to-earth. When he played, I at least supported the Dutch Davis Cup team :angel:

Enjoy the retirement, Sluit :yeah:

Martijn you should always support your nation :angel:

VolandriFan
02-08-2008, 12:50 PM
I also hope so :tape:

You didn't actually take my remark seriously, right? :o

Purple Rainbow
02-08-2008, 01:38 PM
You didn't actually take my remark seriously, right? :o

If that remark was meant to be a joke, it was a really lame one.

VolandriFan
02-08-2008, 01:50 PM
If that remark was meant to be a joke, it was a really lame one.

I'm an expert at that kind of joke. You don't like it? Don't laugh and we can all get on with our lives. :)

Burrow
02-08-2008, 05:07 PM
:lol:

Voo de Mar
02-08-2008, 05:19 PM
I've got a question to Dutch members. Does exist somewhere in Internet a description (in Dutch) of famous Sluiter's win over Ferrero in Davis Cup?

Klaas_nalbandian
02-09-2008, 01:30 PM
I think he at least grew up playing a lot on clay, he wasn't uncomfortable on it as some of his results show. He wasn't a clay grinder, but knew how to win points on it. It seems most Dutch players, even the newer generation, still knows how to play on a clay court (I got the impression that some club clay courts in the Netherlands are being replaced by fake or non-clay courts).

I have to say Martijn is probably right in this case, If we ask Sluiter he will say that Clay is his worst surface and he likes it the least. But when you look at his results you see some good things on clay. Raemon was surprised be this results as well as he claimed in some interviews. Sluiter was a fun guy to wacht and a real fighter. His win against JCF was a great and he earned lots of respect and love for it the next year. HOpefully he can show us some last nice thing in Rotterdam but the field is probably to strong for some wins. The fact that he retired in rotterdam this year wasn't a big surprise.

Martin Verkerk responded to the announcement of sluiter by saying I won't quit and will be back in tournaments in about 3 weeks. He fitness coach told him nog to play earlier this season beceause a lack of fitness. He claims he lost 10 kilo's and is much faster on the court.

Nathaliia
02-09-2008, 01:33 PM
:bigcry:

Enjoy the retirement Raemon :awww:.

Federerhingis
02-09-2008, 03:24 PM
I thought he had retired already, very little was heard of him the past two or three years. What has his ranking plummeted that far? Well I guess it was time for him to retire anyway, how old is he? He's a tour veteran isn't he?

Bilbo
02-09-2008, 03:26 PM
Raemon, he was a nice bloke. I hope he can enjoy his retirement.

CooCooCachoo
02-09-2008, 04:23 PM
I have to say Martijn is probably right in this case, If we ask Sluiter he will say that Clay is his worst surface and he likes it the least. But when you look at his results you see some good things on clay. Raemon was surprised be this results as well as he claimed in some interviews. Sluiter was a fun guy to wacht and a real fighter. His win against JCF was a great and he earned lots of respect and love for it the next year. HOpefully he can show us some last nice thing in Rotterdam but the field is probably to strong for some wins. The fact that he retired in rotterdam this year wasn't a big surprise.

Martin Verkerk responded to the announcement of sluiter by saying I won't quit and will be back in tournaments in about 3 weeks. He fitness coach told him nog to play earlier this season beceause a lack of fitness. He claims he lost 10 kilo's and is much faster on the court.

I also hope Raemon can pull it off one last time in Rotterdam. There's no one I will want to see claim the title more than him in two weeks.

Verkerk :lol: :silly: Oh well, we'll see. I do hope for him the injury trouble is over.

peacechick
02-10-2008, 07:13 PM
I just spoke to my parents, apparently he said in an interview regarding his decision that he was in the shower and all of a sudden called out to his girlfriend and said: I'm gonna quit with it! :lol:

mir
02-10-2008, 08:22 PM
If that remark was meant to be a joke, it was a really lame one.

It made me laugh :shrug:

I just spoke to my parents, apparently he said in an interview regarding his decision that he was in the shower and all of a sudden called out to his girlfriend and said: I'm gonna quit with it! :lol:


:spit:
I will miss him specially during davis cup :awww:

HybridTheory
02-10-2008, 08:50 PM
He did great things for The Netherlands in DC :) I hope he'll have a happy life after retirement.

HybridTheory
02-10-2008, 08:51 PM
I've got a question to Dutch members. Does exist somewhere in Internet a description (in Dutch) of famous Sluiter's win over Ferrero in Davis Cup?

I'll try to find one, if I do, I'll PM it to you ;)

scoobs
02-10-2008, 08:52 PM
Hope Sluiter enjoys his final tournament and best wishes to him in retirement.