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Raemon Sluiter, why has he been so unsuccessful??

Haasfan
06-16-2004, 10:34 PM
I watched him today, and not for the first time he looked really impressive, he plays a very strong grass court tennis, and occasionally hardcourt tennis as well. He just looks very strong technically and has a lot of talent, Im just baffled as to why hes so low down in ranking and has achieved relatively little in his career.

Neely
06-16-2004, 10:58 PM
that's right, Sluiter can have quite a powerful game, especially on hardcourt and grass as mentioned by you.

good post, I'm looking forward to hear some reasons from some people in here. I would be interested if there exist some reasons why Sluiter didn't achieve so much in his career so far. I don't know anything about his backgrounds.

But every time I saw him playing so far, I think he is really a nice guy and IMO really likeable. Never have met him off-court so far, though... :shrug:

TennisLurker
06-16-2004, 11:07 PM
two handed forehand, risky low % game with lots of unforced errors, too dependent on his first serve to win points.

He has a good game for indoors courts or grass.
But I dont think he is that good.

I think "Gambill in his prime" (hilarious concept, I know) was a lot better than Sluiter nowadays.

Haasfan, I think everybody is an underachiever according to you..

BaselineSmash
06-16-2004, 11:29 PM
Too much of a ladies man. I have heard suggestions to that effect in Eurosport commentary before...

His movement is very leaden-footed at times, and that is exposed on hardcourts often (there are plenty of guys who can simply outmaneouvre him) and on clay is woefully evident.

BaselineSmash
06-16-2004, 11:32 PM
I think "Gambill in his prime" (hilarious concept, I know) was a lot better than Sluiter nowadays.

Was that when Jan-Mike was as high as "three in the world"? :haha:

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-17-2004, 12:40 AM
Haasfan, I say thanks for posting this as well. BaselineSmash, that's as much as you know of Raemon? Thanks!!

ugh, when there is information on Raemon, it's in Dutch, aaaaah

Too much of a ladies man. I have heard suggestions to that effect in Eurosport commentary before...

oh thats not hard to believe, seeing as how Ancic is one of his best friends

Corey Feldman
06-17-2004, 01:30 AM
raemon you naughty boy .

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-17-2004, 01:35 AM
:wavey: Escude, lol

Corey Feldman
06-17-2004, 01:57 AM
yo mrs G :wavey:

dubis016
06-17-2004, 01:57 AM
Raemon reminds me of Gambill, but little worse...
Gambill is a good player, but not that good to have a crack at the major things...
So does, Raemon..I personally don't think double handed forehand can bring
much success..

Havok
06-17-2004, 02:36 AM
People need to leave the double-handed shots to Monica Seles. It just makes other players look like fools, and when guys do it they look extremely gay

Trolls Need Love Too
06-17-2004, 03:35 AM
Yes, guys shouldn't have double handed forehands and I agree with you there Naldo.

Sluiter is one of these guys when he plays for the Netherlands, he really lifts his game to new levels and he does much better than his ranking when he plays in the Dutch tournaments.

He has made 3 finals at 2000 Amsterdam; 2003 Amersfoort, Rotterdam, two of them on clay but all in the Netherlands. He loves Feyenoord football team and is a very affable guy.

YoursTruly
06-17-2004, 03:44 AM
That's so true! I think Raemon is in that category called the "Jan Michael Gambill" group. They have talent, but not consistent, their talent is more made rather than natural, they have something in their game or style that is always present and is holding them back. And even though they have a string of good results, for some reason, they aren't in the top 25 though it seems like they are! For some reason, it's hard to climb up the rankings. That group. :)

Oh and about the two-handed on both sides, yes, leave it to Miss Seles, but Fabrice is an exception for the men. As you know, he's clearly not bashing from both sides but he's showing off his racquet work and his magic tricks! :D

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-17-2004, 04:03 AM
He is a Feyenoord fan!! Goooood! Glad its not PSV!

Yeah, Raemon does seem to give it his all for his country; I know, who doesn't, but I am sure he is going the extra mile this week! Hopefully he can go farther into the tourney. I know he really gives it his all for Davis Cup too.

Yes YT, Fabrice is the real magician, not El Mago :)

Yes, guys shouldn't have double handed forehands and I agree with you there Naldo.

Sluiter is one of these guys when he plays for the Netherlands, he really lifts his game to new levels and he does much better than his ranking when he plays in the Dutch tournaments.

He has made 3 finals at 2000 Amsterdam; 2003 Amersfoort, Rotterdam, two of them on clay but all in the Netherlands. He loves Feyenoord football team and is a very affable guy.

alfonsojose
06-17-2004, 04:43 AM
People need to leave the double-handed shots to Monica Seles. It just makes other players look like fools, and when guys do it they look extremely gay

What if he looks extremely gay :rolleyes: That's not a problem. The point is double-handed shots diminish your reach, and the price for that is higher in men's tennis

CooCooCachoo
06-17-2004, 08:04 AM
Raemon is not overly talented.. He is a fighter, but he can't topple most of the top players. He always plays well in front of a home-crowd though.