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Todd Reid's Comeback

BaggyGreen92
04-24-2008, 01:36 AM
Todd Reid has made his comeback.

Spain F12

Q128 Todd Reid (AUS) def Carlos Calderon-Rodriguez (WC, ESP) 6-7(8) 6-2 6-0
Q64 Todd Reid (AUS) def Agustin Picco (13, ARG) 6-1 6-2
Q32 Pere Riba-Madrid (1, ESP) def Todd Reid (AUS) 6-2 6-1

Spain F16

Q128 Todd Reid (AUS) def Simon Castello-Brunnet 6-0 6-2
Q64 Todd Reid (AUS) def Juan Lizariturry 6-2 6-3
Q32 Todd Reid (AUS) def Federico Del Bonis 6-4 6-3
Q16 Todd Reid (AUS) def Juan-Miguel Such-Perez 6-3 3-6 6-3
MD32 Todd Reid (AUS) def Ignacio Coll-Riudavets (8, ESP) 6-2 6-4
MD16 Todd Reid (AUS) def Marcelo Palacios-Siegenthale (ESP) 6-4 6-3
MD8 Todd Reid (AUS) def Bruno Rodriguez (4, MEX) 6-3 5-7 6-1
MD4 Todd Reid (AUS) def Guillermo Olaso (5, ESP) 6-4 7-6(8)
MD2 Todd Reid (AUS) vs Javier Genaro-Martinez (3, ESP) 6-1 7-5

TankingTheSet
04-24-2008, 01:43 AM
Looking at his form he was quite a talent even before he turned 20, and is only 23 now.
What happened to him?

BaggyGreen92
04-24-2008, 01:44 AM
He has really been quiet ever since he left tennis. At least he has made his professional career very clear. Its pretty good that his making an impact straight after his comeback. Thats a hard job to do.

GlennMirnyi
04-24-2008, 01:46 AM
Good luck for mr. Todd.

shotgun
04-24-2008, 02:10 AM
Looking at his form he was quite a talent even before he turned 20, and is only 23 now.
What happened to him?

First he had some injuries, then I heard that he got into the highlife, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, glad to see him back. I still remember his great Aussie summer of 2004. There is still some time for him to make an impact on the tour for sure.

scotthongkong
04-24-2008, 02:12 AM
Sending him all the luck in the world from Hong Kong.

BaggyGreen92
04-24-2008, 03:01 AM
First he had some injuries, then I heard that he got into the highlife, if you know what I mean.

If Todd Reid makes a successful comeback, he would have to tell the public what happened in the layoff. Did Todd Red really turn to drugs? I've heard that it was just a rumour.

Kolya
04-24-2008, 04:08 AM
Saviour of Australian tennis? :lol:

BaggyGreen92
04-24-2008, 04:19 AM
Saviour of Australian tennis? :lol:

Could be who knows. Just reminds me I dont think Tennis Australia does enough in the transition from juniors to seniors. Maybe Reid is a victim.

BaggyGreen92
04-24-2008, 05:27 AM
Its quite weird Reid is choosing to play in Spain on the red clay. Maybe he is giving himself a challenge or rather he does not want to be in the spot light for his 3 year layoff.

Nathaliia
04-24-2008, 06:42 AM
Anyway it's nice he won so many Q matches. Gotta keep eye on him.

Horatio Caine
04-24-2008, 07:48 AM
Yeah he was a good talent and nice to see him trying another stab at it. Can't remember how he played, but hopefully the game hasn't passed him by (at the higher levels)...tennis has progressed a little bit in the last 3 years or so.

cc2monac
04-24-2008, 07:53 AM
thx for the info! good luck todd

azza
04-24-2008, 07:57 AM
Nuh Toddles wont make it back the game is alot more powerful and Todds a lil counteruncher he prolly make top 200 thats all although he highest ranking is 105 i think

BaggyGreen92
04-24-2008, 08:24 AM
Nuh Toddles wont make it back the game is alot more powerful and Todds a lil counteruncher he prolly make top 200 thats all although he highest ranking is 105 i think

That ain't a reason. He may altered his game. Who knows?

azza
04-24-2008, 08:27 AM
That ain't a reason. He may altered his game. Who knows?

i hope he has i am a toddles fan and wish him all the luck in the world hes still quite young so he can still make it

Renaud
04-24-2008, 09:33 AM
AO junior 2002:
1/2
Morel def Tsonga 16 62 63
Reid def Gasquet 64 36 97

Final
Morel beat Reid 64 64

Wimbledon junior 2002
1/2
Reid def Darcis 36 62 62
Ouahab def Nadal 63 75

Final
Reid def Ouahab 76 64

:lol:

BaggyGreen92
04-24-2008, 10:32 AM
AO junior 2002:
1/2
Morel def Tsonga 16 62 63
Reid def Gasquet 64 36 97

Final
Morel beat Reid 64 64

Wimbledon junior 2002
1/2
Reid def Darcis 36 62 62
Ouahab def Nadal 63 75

Final
Reid def Ouahab 76 64

:lol:

Imagine if he continued playing he would be in the upper echelon with the likes of Tsonga, Gasquet, Darcis

VolandriFan
04-24-2008, 10:39 AM
Imagine if he continued playing he would be in the upper echelon with the likes of Tsonga, Gasquet, Darcis

He uses flat, relatively powerless strokes, has a very average serve and isn't the quickest guy either.

azza
04-24-2008, 10:50 AM
He uses flat, relatively powerless strokes, has a very average serve and isn't the quickest guy either.


what he said

BaggyGreen92
04-24-2008, 11:52 AM
If anyone sees Reid at any of the futures tournaments in Spain. Post a message bout his game.

Matchu
04-24-2008, 01:18 PM
He uses flat, relatively powerless strokes, has a very average serve and isn't the quickest guy either.

Yeah but the guy had heart, his match at the Australian Open against Sargis Sargsian where he vomited and cramp and still won, pritty amazing. Being only 23 Todd Reid have already so much professional experience could have another crack on the professional tour after having no ranking for a while. how many people can say they've done that.

Timbo
04-24-2008, 03:01 PM
He uses flat, relatively powerless strokes, has a very average serve and isn't the quickest guy either.

Just like Davydenko :)

Seriously though, he has the ability to get into the top 50. The game hasn't changed that much in three years but a lot depends on what he actually wants to achieve. Perhaps he's just playing for the fun of it. Maybe he's got a coaching job in Spain? He's only 23 so there's no reason why he can't pick up where he left off...I just hope he's over his injuries and he's ok up top.

Burrow
04-24-2008, 04:50 PM
Just like Davydenko :)

Seriously though, he has the ability to get into the top 50. The game hasn't changed that much in three years but a lot depends on what he actually wants to achieve. Perhaps he's just playing for the fun of it. Maybe he's got a coaching job in Spain? He's only 23 so there's no reason why he can't pick up where he left off...I just hope he's over his injuries and he's ok up top.

Davydenko has powerless shots? :rolls:

He isn't the quickest guy? He is certainly up their with the best movers.

Zirconek
04-24-2008, 06:18 PM
Reid won today his second round match, 6-4 6-3 over Marcelo Palacios-Siegenthale, and faces the 4th seeded Bruno Rodriguez, from Mexico, in quarterfinals

Scotso
04-24-2008, 09:44 PM
good luck Todd :rocker2:

BaggyGreen92
04-24-2008, 11:13 PM
Cmon Todd Reid. Win this Spain Futures tournament.

tripb19
04-24-2008, 11:37 PM
Todd Reid once took a shit on the T on one of the centre courts at Melbourne Park, I know this for a fact. He is an utter moron and bogan and I wish him no luck at all :wavey:

Matchu
04-25-2008, 12:07 AM
Cmon Todd Reid. Win this Spain Futures tournament.

In qualifying I would have said fat chance, but now its looking like he could really have a chance at winning this tournament. does anyone know how many points this tournament offers for the winner?

is it the standard 18?
or is 12?

BaggyGreen92
04-25-2008, 12:42 AM
In qualifying I would have said fat chance, but now its looking like he could really have a chance at winning this tournament. does anyone know how many points this tournament offers for the winner?

is it the standard 18?
or is 12?

$US 10000

12 points for winner
8 points for runner up
4 points for semi
2 points for quarter
1 point for second round
0 point for first round

lleytonfan!
04-25-2008, 06:44 AM
That's awesome. I opened a thread a little while ago asking where he was. I wish him all the best. I still can't believe that that epic AO he had was 4 years ago!

Nathaliia
04-25-2008, 05:58 PM
Todd REID (AUS) defeated Bruno RODRIGUEZ (MEX) (4) 6-3 5-7 6-1

:smoke:

plays some Olaso chap in the semis

CooCooCachoo
04-25-2008, 08:36 PM
Todd Reid once took a shit on the T on one of the centre courts at Melbourne Park, I know this for a fact. He is an utter moron and bogan and I wish him no luck at all :wavey:

:spit:

BaggyGreen92
04-26-2008, 03:33 AM
Great stuff from Reid, just his second futures tournament and he has made an impact.

Experimentee
04-26-2008, 07:21 AM
Reid is the most overerated player in Aus tennis history. His game is weak and ineffectual, but good enough to win at junior level where players give him errors all the time. He was never going to make an impact on the ATP. At least he is working his way back up though, instead of asking for WCs at Aussie tournaments. There must be a reason he is choosing to avoid Australia.

VolandriFan
04-26-2008, 07:29 AM
There must be a reason he is choosing to avoid Australia.

They have yet to clean up the turd he left them.

VolandriFan
04-26-2008, 07:37 AM
On another note, Reid scored wins over Gaudio (9), Massu (12), Ferreira (32), Mantilla (23), Llodra (58), Saretta (46) and Verkerk (16) in his first full year on tour.

Zirconek
04-26-2008, 02:37 PM
Todd Reid defeated 5th seed Guillermo Olaso 6-4 7-6(8) and now plays the final against 3rd seed Javier Genaro-Martinez

well done, Reid :yeah:

Olaso might travel from Reus to Barcelona to play in ATP Barcelona qualies 1st round

aussie_fan
04-26-2008, 03:32 PM
good effort from todd

baghdatis
04-26-2008, 04:01 PM
Reid is the most overerated player in Aus tennis history. His game is weak and ineffectual, but good enough to win at junior level where players give him errors all the time. He was never going to make an impact on the ATP. At least he is working his way back up though, instead of asking for WCs at Aussie tournaments. There must be a reason he is choosing to avoid Australia.


Maybe so, But Aus futures don't start again till late this year... And I am sure we will see him there.

L James
04-26-2008, 04:24 PM
This Reid is good

BaggyGreen92
04-26-2008, 09:37 PM
Todd Reid in the final. Nice comeback.

azza
04-27-2008, 12:21 AM
hopefully reid has grown some balls and hits harder and serves harder

jole
04-27-2008, 03:46 AM
Wasn't it Todd who also puked and won in some long match like in the 2004 Miami tournament or am I thinking of someone else?

BaggyGreen92
04-27-2008, 03:48 AM
it was the aussie open

jole
04-27-2008, 03:50 AM
Todd and Michael Tabara look a little similar too.

jole
04-27-2008, 03:51 AM
it was the aussie open

I know, but I am 99% sure this happened at Miami too.

BaggyGreen92
04-27-2008, 03:52 AM
He couldnt have made it into Miami without a wildcard. His highest ranking was only 102.

jole
04-27-2008, 03:53 AM
I think it might have been the Verkerk match.



Miami AMS, FL, U.S.A.
ATP Masters Series, 22-Mar-04, O, Hard , Draw: 96


R128
Saretta, Flavio (BRA)
46

6-4 6-4
Stats
R64
Verkerk, Martin (NED)
16

4-6 6-4 7-5
Stats
R32
Calleri, Agustin (ARG)
21

4-6 6-7(3)
Stats
This Event Points: 35, ATP Ranking: 128, Prize Money: US $19,730

Zirconek
04-27-2008, 12:30 PM
Reid lost in the final to Genaro-Martinez, 6-1 7-5

good run and probably gets a SE for next Spain Futures :yeah:

BaggyGreen92
04-28-2008, 09:49 AM
Bad luck Reid for losing the Spain Futures tournament

BaggyGreen92
04-29-2008, 01:35 AM
Better luck in next Futures tournament

Snowwy
04-29-2008, 02:39 AM
Two higher ranked p;layers for SEs in teh Spain F17 :sad:

azza
04-29-2008, 04:54 AM
Toddles :ras:

BaggyGreen92
05-22-2008, 02:02 AM
Where is Todd Reid?

BaggyGreen92
06-04-2008, 04:22 AM
Where is Todd Reid?

fast_clay
06-04-2008, 05:08 AM
dude did the houdini again man...

next year i expect we can see him pop up at a futures qualy sign in in venezuala...

Matchu
11-28-2008, 12:30 AM
dude did the houdini again man...

next year i expect we can see him pop up at a futures qualy sign in in venezuala...

Todd has been playing the Aussie futures circuit and finally is having a run in Perth where he is playing in the quarters. Hopefully Todd continues to impress and gets given a wildcard into the Australian Open Wildcard playoff. I think if he can win one of the two Australian future tournaments coming up now he will get a wildcard into the Australian Open qualifying, and if hes there im there cheering him on.

fast_clay
11-28-2008, 01:02 AM
good one... three setter over tomic... battle of the new and ex golden boys...

Matchu
11-28-2008, 11:33 AM
Todd has made the semis now after taking out the number 2 seed Matosevic and now faces the number 4 seed Andrew Coelho. So hopefully this means a little help from Tennis Australia over the next few months.

CooCooCachoo
11-28-2008, 12:17 PM
If he beats Coelho, he looks set to take the title. The other semi final (Hubble vs. McKenzie) is surprisingly weak.

FairWeatherFan
12-06-2008, 10:34 PM
Forgotten, but not finished

December 7, 2008

Todd Reid's tennis career has never got out of first gear, writes Linda Pearce.

IF Bernard Tomic is the current wonderboy of Australian tennis, then Todd Reid is its forgotten man. Reid won the 2002 Wimbledon junior title and was on the verge of the top 100 in seniors when illness and injury intervened. The glorious career he had planned since accepting a scholarship to Nick Bollettieri's Florida academy at the age of 13 remains painfully unfulfilled.

Last Monday, Reid awoke at his Sydney home nursing a biceps strained during a lowly Futures tournament in Perth. It was just his third event this year, and a ranking below 1000 forced the former Davis Cup player to qualify for the main draw. But, once there, Reid reached the last four, his victims including second seed Marinko Matosevic and - thrillingly and rather poignantly - Tomic, whom he trailed by a set and 0-3 in the second round.

Then, the luck that has deserted Reid for so long again departed, forcing the 24-year-old to forfeit his semi-final against eventual champion Andrew Coelho after just five games. The right arm soreness he had suffered earlier in the tournament flared in the warm-up and it was soon apparent that Reid could not continue. He caught the next flight back east, and also had to withdraw from the season-ending event in Sorrento.

The Sun-Herald spoke briefly to Reid in Perth but follow-up calls to conduct the interview as arranged went unreturned. Tennis Australia confirmed he has entered the 16-man Australian Open wildcard play-off, starting a week tomorrow, but the rankings reality of No. 1020 means that his fate is for tennis director Craig Tiley and others to decide.

Still, however incremental, Reid can be encouraged that he is making progress at last. If we all know that junior success is no guarantee of anything except heightened expectations, his story is not just a cautionary tale for Tomic but a sorry one for a keen tennis talent. While lacking a Philippoussis serve or Rafter net game, Reid was a natural and instinctive player whose future was considered so bright that he was the subject of a 3000-word profile in The New York Times and had reportedly earned $450,000 in sponsorship before his 14th birthday.

Since then, injuries have included patella tendonitis, a sprained ankle and a pre-stress fracture in an arm, while a severe bout of glandular fever has apparently never quite been shaken. Reid peaked at No. 105 just over four years ago, his finest senior moment coming when he vomited his way through the latter stages of a five-set defeat of Sargis Sargsian on Vodafone Arena to reach the 2004 Open's third round.

Even in mid-2005, Reid still hovered just outside the top 200, but in the past three seasons he has played just five events in total and none at all in 2007, when few in Australian tennis knew where he was or what he was doing, puzzled by his apparent disappearance from the sport. He eventually resumed in April this year, promptly reaching a Futures final in Spain.

In Perth, Reid spoke of the need to work on his fitness, in particular, while others acknowledged his undoubted ability to still play the game, although whether that translates to ATP level remains to be seen. There may be a Plan B, however, as the boy who grew up in his parents' Sydney tennis centre is now doing some coaching of his own, having earned less than $2000 in prizemoney in 2008.

How long ago that heady Wimbledon Sunday seems, when Reid's junior triumph was overshadowed only by Lleyton Hewitt's main event win. More than six years on, Hewitt's decorated career hobbles into its twilight, while the challenge for his one-time understudy is to stay healthy long enough to prove that forgotten does not necessarily mean finished.

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/tennis/forgotten-but-not-finished/2008/12/06/1228257383936.html

fast_clay
12-07-2008, 12:00 AM
linda pearce hey.. hmm... good article...

Richard_from_Cal
12-07-2008, 02:44 PM
Best of luck, Mr. Reid! :)

CooCooCachoo
12-07-2008, 06:54 PM
The Sun-Herald spoke briefly to Reid in Perth but follow-up calls to conduct the interview as arranged went unreturned.

:lol:

Good read, thanks.

Action Jackson
01-28-2011, 11:42 PM
One of my friends saw Reid play in a money tournament in Sydney a few weeks ago. He was walking around the club in his underwear before his matches. Said he didn't look very well either.

Managed to do well for someone who hardly plays these days.

fast_clay
01-29-2011, 12:07 AM
One of my friends saw Reid play in a money tournament in Sydney a few weeks ago. He was walking around the club in his underwear before his matches. Said he didn't look very well either.

Managed to do well for someone who hardly plays these days.


whats his status...? is he doing anything with himself...?

Action Jackson
01-29-2011, 12:10 AM
whats his status...? is he doing anything with himself...?

Not sure he knows. You know the money events seems to rock up to them now and then, afterwards disappears.

leng jai
01-29-2011, 12:43 AM
I completely forgot about this guy.

Voo de Mar
01-29-2011, 12:44 AM
Someone said once that he was selling hot-dogs in Melbourne park ;)

Consigliere
01-29-2011, 12:59 AM
i dont think the glandular fever ever really went away.

Action Jackson
01-29-2011, 04:18 PM
Or the love of parties.

Southend Aussies
02-16-2014, 09:09 AM
BUMP!! Todd got a wildcard into qualifying for the Pro Tour event in Happy Valley. He made the 2nd round before losing to James Palmer.

Auscon
02-16-2014, 01:00 PM
Had to laugh at the line in the article from 2008 further above; "More than six years on, Hewitt's decorated career hobbles into its twilight" - almost another 6 years on and still plugging along, taking a tournament from Fed ha

Good to see Todd is still at it. I was at the DC tie v Morocco for his loss against El Arej - beginning of the end really.