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Taylor 2009 Cheering thread

01-03-2009, 09:53 AM
Taylor starts the season in Brisbane, where he faces Darcis in R1.:cool:
Good luck Taylor!!! You really need it!!!:D

01-03-2009, 02:05 PM
I just hope he stays healthy :awww: nice interview on the ATP Site

Taylor :awww:

01-04-2009, 05:17 AM
:eek:!!! Taylor won 7-6 6-2!!!

01-04-2009, 05:20 AM
:worship: awesome, he really deserves it for never giving up

01-07-2009, 05:31 PM
Taylor lost in R2 to Gasquet 7-5 6-4.
Nice result for Taylor. Where does he play next?

01-17-2009, 05:42 PM
Taylor is at Australian Open and faces Lucky Loser Amer Delic in R1. I like both players, but Taylor needs this win more, I think.

01-19-2009, 07:27 PM
Taylor lost in 5 sets :awww:
Taylor Dent on court again after 3 back surgeries

By TANALEE SMITH – 2 hours ago

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After three back operations, Taylor Dent wondered if he'd ever play tennis again.

The operations to fix chronic pain caused by a fractured vertebrae spanned 2 1/2 years. Early on, doctors gave him a 20 percent chance of returning to the court.

But lying in bed for months, thinking of what he wanted to do with his life, only one idea prevailed.

"I was wracking my brain thinking of stuff I wanted to do, and honestly nothing gave me the fire in my belly like competing and playing professional tennis," Dent said. "So I said if I get the chance I'm going to take it, and I'm going to try to be better than I was."

He may be on his way to doing just that.

On Monday, Dent played in his first Grand Slam tournament since the 2006 Australian Open and managed five strong sets before losing to fellow American Amer Delic 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Dent, who has four ATP titles and reached a career-high No. 21, was pleased by "the fact that I was able to hold with him; I only got broken three times in five sets.

"I would have taken that four years ago," he said. "I think that's a great thing for me."

Dent is one of the few true serve-volleyers on the tour and has one of the fastest serves in the game.

Andy Roddick said he was glad to see Dent playing again.

"From the sounds of it, for a while, you didn't think he was going to come back with how severe his injuries were," Roddick said. "So it's a testament to him wanting to get back."

Dent, 27, is coached by his father, Australian former ATP player Phil Dent. His mother, Betty Ann Stuart, was a former top 10 player in the United States, and his wife is WTA Tour player Jennifer Hopkins.

Dent played with back pain for years before it became unbearable in early 2006, and he had his first surgery in May that year. The pain remained, however, and he had a second surgery in March 2007, followed by a successful third operation in September 2007.

His recovery has been long and frustrating. In 2008, he worked his way through tournaments every six to eight weeks to test his progress.

"It felt like I hit a wall there, where every time I was going out there I'd do great for a set, maybe a set and a half, then I'd be dead tired, just so, so beat," he said. "It took me a long time to get over that hump. Now I feel like I can last four sets, that's what I was training for."

He spent some of his recovery time as a commentator on The Tennis Channel and said being so close to the action also spurred him to return, admitting he was "bitter and jealous" watching the other men play. He made his competitive comeback in November.

02-10-2009, 12:34 AM
Taylor won his opening round in San Jose 6-3 6-4 over Bobby Reynolds :yeah:

02-11-2009, 10:31 AM
Great!! And plays Widom next :lol:

02-17-2009, 05:33 PM
Unfortunately he lost that match to Widom.
Looks like only me and Deboogle are interested in Taylor`s progress :(
Taylor is in Memphis and he is playing Ernest Gulbis right now. Unfortunately he is losing 2-3*
Common Taylor!!! Never give up!

02-17-2009, 06:57 PM
Lost 6-2 in the third and was broken six times :(

02-18-2009, 05:27 PM
:( keep fighting taylor

02-21-2009, 07:09 PM
Taylor had a good win over Greul in the first round of Delray Beach qualies :D

02-23-2009, 07:47 PM
Taylor won 2 more matches and qualified :D Great :D

02-24-2009, 06:16 AM
He hasn`t lost even a set. :)
Mischa Zverev next in MD R1.

03-15-2009, 12:41 PM
Taylor plays Indian Wells this week due to WC he got. In R1 Taylor defeated Junqueira in straights. Taylor plays Jurgen Melzer tonight.

03-24-2009, 05:49 PM
Taylor is playing Miami qualies now. In R1 he defeated 4th seed Brian Dabul 7-5 6-2. He is now playing Cipolla for a place in the main draw. The score is 6-7 6-4 4-4* right now. Go Taylor! Believe in yourself!

03-24-2009, 05:56 PM
he just broke for 6*-5 in the third, hopefully he can serve it out

he won :D

03-24-2009, 08:53 PM
Taylor won:D

03-25-2009, 06:48 AM
Nice chances in main draw. R1 - Mello, R2 possibly - Almagro.

03-25-2009, 11:01 PM
he beat mello 6-1 6-3 awesome :D

03-26-2009, 05:40 AM
Eeeeasy!!! Almagro is not really good hard-courter, so great chance for Taylor to gain more point here.

03-26-2009, 11:22 PM
1st match on court 2. Let's go!

03-27-2009, 04:08 PM
9-7 in the third set TB over almagro, great win!

03-27-2009, 07:07 PM
Superb! Now Taylor, beat Robredo or Hernych to gain more points :)

03-29-2009, 06:30 PM
He beat Robredo :banana: what a great run for him this week. Probably Fed next :hug:

03-29-2009, 06:53 PM
I saw the last game on TV. Taylor rocks my socks:rocker2:

03-29-2009, 09:04 PM
He plays great now it seems it is going to be fun to se what he can do about federer

04-01-2009, 02:34 PM
Dent :worship:

You have a new fan!! :hatoff: What a match yesterday, good luck with all the preparations.

04-01-2009, 02:53 PM
he is a great guy :yeah: in the interview on the tennistv site he says he's gonna play houston and not much more of the clay season so that he can really work on his fitness. sounds great. If he can keep his form, he has a great shot at doing well on the grass :cool:

04-07-2009, 08:30 AM
Taylor has got WC in Houston and plays Marcos Daniel in R1. I don`t expect much from Taylor on clay. Any wins would be great for him, as he has never been god on clay. Good luck :)

04-08-2009, 05:34 AM
Taylor won in 3 sets! :rocker:
Anyody knows about his tournament schedule this year?

04-08-2009, 05:38 AM
I think he's going to probably play it by ear, based on how he feels. In Miami in one of the video interviews, he did say he was probably going to skip most of the clay season and work real hard on his fitness and stuff. Probably a good idea for him. But a good win tonight for sure :D

05-31-2009, 06:06 AM
Taylor hasn`t had much success on clay and now he is starting his grass court campaign! :bounce: :woohoo:
Nottingham CH qualies
J.Ward [GBR/3] vs. A.Anderson [RSA]
J.Carpenter [GBR/w.c] vs. M.Jones [GBR/w.c]
A.Ward [GBR] vs. J.Marray [GBR]
T.Dent [USA] vs. S.Groth [AUS/6]

05-31-2009, 03:49 PM
good luck taylor :awww:

06-02-2009, 05:24 AM
I don`t know what happened to Taylor, but he hasn`t shown up for qualifying match. :confused:
I know he got a WC to Newport and to some other event. :D

06-06-2009, 06:44 PM
This week: Taylor is playing qualies in Halle Gerry Weber Open.

DORSCH, Benedikt (GER/3)- MIELE, Andre (ITA)
LENZ, Marko (GER/WC) - BRKIC, Tomislav (BIH/WC)
SIRIANNI, Joseph (AUS) - JUN, Woong-Sun (KOR)
DENT, Taylor (USA) - CRUGNOLA, Marco (ITA/8)

Lets go Taylor! Go get them on the grass!:)

06-07-2009, 01:28 PM
Taylor won his 1st match easily 6-2 6-3, but lost a close 2R match to Sirriani 7-6 2-6 7-5 :( :sad:
Better luck next time Taylor :hug:

06-16-2009, 04:17 PM
Taylor is playing Wimbledon qualies this week!
R1 def. Olivier Rochus 6-4 6-7 6-4 :bounce:
R2 vs Luczak
Go Taylor! :rocker2:

06-17-2009, 06:31 PM
Taylor def. Luczak 7-6 6-3 :rocker:
Final round vs Cuevas! Go Taylor :woohoo:

06-18-2009, 03:13 PM
TAYLOR DENT def. (11) Cuevas 63 75 67(9) 63

Taylor is into the Wimbledon 2009 Main Draw!!! Go Taylor:woohoo:

06-20-2009, 07:21 AM
His draw:
R1 Gimeno-Traver
R2 possibly Troicki
R3 possibly Murray
Come on Taylor! Just do it :D

07-07-2009, 06:10 AM
After losing a close 5-setter to the spaniard, Taylor is back to USA and he is playing Newport this week!
R1 def. Daniel 6-2 6-1 :worship:

07-10-2009, 06:56 PM
Disastrous loss to Santoro, was up a break in both sets, served for the first and had set points, then got up a break in the second and never won another game. Terrible loss because Taylor could have very well won this tournament had he gotten past Santoro. Oh well, what can you do.

07-10-2009, 06:58 PM
Yikes Taylor :awww:

07-18-2009, 02:50 PM
Taylor is playing Indianapolis!
R1 vs Daniel :lol:
Way to go Taylor! :bounce:

07-18-2009, 02:55 PM

07-23-2009, 06:27 PM
Daniel 6-2 6-4


07-23-2009, 06:31 PM

07-23-2009, 06:32 PM
Btw for a little uhhh... perspective on this loss, Marcos Daniel is now 1-14 in ATP hard court matches.

07-25-2009, 12:29 PM
Awful loss this week :o
LA main draw next.
Plays qualifier in R1. Come on Taylor!

07-29-2009, 02:37 AM
He lost to Sweeting :o poor loss IMO :o

I saw him practicing on Sunday... pics and a video here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/sets/72157621753689923/

08-03-2009, 03:00 AM
This week: 8/3-8/9

Vancouver Challenger $100,000 (Hard)

Taylor got a WC to the big west coast Canada challenger! He will face Ryler DeHeart first singles round. Go Taylor!:)

Singles and Doubles Draws - http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/254/x.pdf

08-05-2009, 09:13 PM
Taylor rallied for a 36 63 63 first round win in his night match in the first round. He faces Ryan Harrison next, who beat 2 seed Berrer.

08-24-2009, 01:56 PM
Taylor got a wildcard into the US Open main draw!!

08-24-2009, 01:57 PM
He also received a wildcard into the MD of the Pilot Pen Open in New Haven.


He will face Ivan Ljubicic first round, then 14 seed Igor Kunitsyn if he wins. Go Taylor!:yeah:

08-24-2009, 01:58 PM
Taylor defeated Ljubicic 63 64!!

He will now face 14 seed Kunitsyn in the 2nd round.

08-24-2009, 02:58 PM
Wow, that's a really good win for Taylor. NICE!:D

Ad Wim
08-27-2009, 09:05 PM
Does anyone know what Taylor is doing after US Open? Is he staying in the US and play challengers? Or is he going to Asia/Europe for indoor season there with wild cards or through qualifying?

09-02-2009, 12:54 AM
What a great win for Taylor over Lopez tonight :awww:

09-02-2009, 01:01 AM
It would be so nice for the serve and volleyer fans if he kept winning. And since he is such a nice guy he deserves it :yeah:

09-05-2009, 12:56 AM
Taylor takes his 2nd round match vs. Navarro into a 5th set!!:bounce:

Taylor won the first set 64, lost 57, lost 67(1) after losing a set point, won the 4th 7-5 and is really getting intense now.

Let's go Taylor c'moooonnnnnnnn!!!!:fiery:

09-05-2009, 01:52 AM
omg, he won :sobbing: what a match, what a TB :sobbing: so happy for taylor :sobbing:

Ad Wim
09-05-2009, 01:53 AM

Black Adam
09-05-2009, 02:23 AM
Keep it up Taylor. You deseve it!!!

09-06-2009, 03:14 AM
One of the most intense matches I have ever seen. I am soooo happy for Taylor he really grinded out there!!:bounce:

Ad Wim
09-07-2009, 09:23 AM
He lost now, anyone knows what his schedule for the rest of the season looks like? I saw he's not in the list for Tulsa, the coming challenger in the US next week. So maybe he is going to Europe for indoor qualis?

09-18-2009, 11:20 AM
$50,000 Tulsa Challenger

Quarter-Finals: vs. (Q) Daniel Garza
2nd Round: def. Tim Smyczek 63 64
1st Round: def. Bruno Rodriguez 63 60

Taylor faces a qualifier today, who beat 2 seed Rajeev Ram 67(4) 63 75.

Go Taylor!!:yeah:

09-19-2009, 03:12 AM
Taylor beat Garza 62 61:rocker:

He will play Todd Widom in the semis tomorrow:yeah:

09-19-2009, 07:44 AM
keep it up Taylor :)

09-20-2009, 09:20 AM
Taylor destroyed Widom 6-2 6-1 :worship: :woohoo:
Final vs Wayno! :devil:

09-20-2009, 01:23 PM
good luck to both guys :yeah:

09-20-2009, 02:12 PM
Taylor :banana: I hope that little run at the USO really has given him confidence and that's what he's playing with :D

09-20-2009, 11:55 PM
Taylor takes the title 76(9) 76(4) over top seed Odesnik:worship:

Amazing week from Taylor, I hope he can keep it up:)

09-22-2009, 01:46 AM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

Ad Wim
09-23-2009, 10:33 AM
And he gets a WC to Kuala Lumpur next week, great news!

Hope he does well and gets some more WCs in Asia, so he can keep playing there. He is on fire!

09-23-2009, 03:11 PM
Great news! :woohoo:
Come on Taylor! :D

09-28-2009, 12:23 AM
Taylor got a WC to the main draw of Kuala Lampur ATP 250 $947,750.

Singles draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/6003/mds.pdf

Taylor will face Golubev first then he will play top seed Davydenko if he wins.

Cmon Taylor!!!:bounce:

09-28-2009, 11:17 AM
4-6, 6-3, 7-6(4):banana:

HUGE win for Taylor!!!:bounce:

2nd round: vs (1) Davydenko

Ad Wim
09-30-2009, 02:09 PM
Tough loss today, had lots of chances in the 2nd set. But still good to see he is close to winning against a top 10 player. Now Tokyo qualis are up, maybe he gets a WC.

09-30-2009, 02:49 PM
Good effort Taylor! Better luck next time! ;)

10-01-2009, 02:42 AM
Good tournament still, hope he keeps this form :)

Ad Wim
10-04-2009, 09:13 AM
He pulls out of Tokyo qualis. Too bad, but he can focus now on playing US Challengers, and that's better at the moment I guess...

Ad Wim
10-12-2009, 10:43 AM
Anyone knows what's with him? He pulled out of Tiburon as well. Hopefully he is not injured again...

10-12-2009, 01:30 PM
yikes...... i hope not :(

10-18-2009, 09:52 PM
Taylor will play Riccardo Ghedin in the first round of Calabasas challengers.

Vamos man!

10-23-2009, 06:38 AM
he won

but got his ass kicked by Donald Young afterwards:(

Ad Wim
11-01-2009, 02:36 PM
Pulled out of next week's challenger event, again :sad:

Ad Wim
11-12-2009, 10:05 AM
But he is playing in Knoxville this week and does well till now, winning the first two matches. Tough match-up with Anderson now. If he makes the final here, I think he will be top 100 again :o

11-12-2009, 02:24 PM
Well that's a good sign. That'd be amazing if he could end the year in the top 100.

Junkyard Racket
11-13-2009, 05:51 AM
But he is playing in Knoxville this week and does well till now, winning the first two matches. Tough match-up with Anderson now. If he makes the final here, I think he will be top 100 again :o

He beat Anderson 6-3 7-5. :yeah:

11-13-2009, 06:50 AM
Great wins! I think he will take the title if he beats in-form Sweeting!

11-13-2009, 02:27 PM

11-14-2009, 07:33 AM
go Taylor, this title is yours

11-14-2009, 12:57 PM
Awesome, he defeated Sweeting and plays Bozoljac in the final :)

11-14-2009, 02:49 PM
come on! :banana:

11-14-2009, 06:06 PM

Ad Wim
11-14-2009, 07:40 PM
SHould be top 100 now! :yeah:

Ad Wim
11-14-2009, 08:49 PM
And he won Knoxville! :woohoo:

I don't know why he keeps withdrawing from tournaments, I hope it's nothing fysical. But if he keeps getting far once in a while, it won't be a problem.

Top 100 now, possibly direct entrance into the AO!

11-14-2009, 09:36 PM
Great Taylor :)

11-14-2009, 10:28 PM
And he won Knoxville! :woohoo:

I don't know why he keeps withdrawing from tournaments, I hope it's nothing fysical. But if he keeps getting far once in a while, it won't be a problem.

Top 100 now, possibly direct entrance into the AO!Great :yeah: Top 100 should get him direct entry :D

As for the withdrawals, hopefully it's just that he's being careful and pacing himself, trying not to over-play. Hopefully anyway!

11-15-2009, 05:23 AM
He is come back

11-15-2009, 07:57 AM
:woohoo: Taylor

Filo V.
11-16-2009, 10:07 PM
Amazing comeback for Taylor. Not having to worry about qualifying for the AO coming up is awesome. He is definitely an inspiration for me and anyone who has a dream to never give up on that dream.

11-16-2009, 11:45 PM
He will break into Top 50 by early next year

11-19-2009, 03:59 PM
Taylor wins another 2 matches to reach Champagne QF!!!
Levine next. :bounce:

Ad Wim
11-19-2009, 07:42 PM
Finally back-2-back performing by Taylor again, good to see. Finish the year well, Taylor!

11-20-2009, 01:30 AM
Well according to Taylor's Twitter (http://twitter.com/taylordent81) he was "on fire" and won 6-1 6-2

11-20-2009, 01:34 AM

Great that he is winning as many matches as he can. Really hope he stays fit and we can see a lot of him in 2010.

11-20-2009, 03:26 AM
Great win against a quality player. Surprising score. Taylor is really dominating and shows no sign of tiredness from last week's victory. Go Taylor:D

11-20-2009, 04:47 AM
Wow! Probably one of the best wins of the year!! :woohoo:
Come on Taylor, get the title!

Ad Wim
11-20-2009, 08:38 AM
Levine wasn't fully fit the last weeks, so maybe it was the reason, but still a very good win!

11-21-2009, 03:36 AM
well he backed it up with a win against Kim, so, second final in a row!

11-21-2009, 05:29 AM
It's easy for Dent

He now break into Top 75

11-21-2009, 11:16 AM
3 is a charm, please beat Russell

11-21-2009, 05:08 PM
Vamos in the final Taylor!

11-21-2009, 09:03 PM
Russell won 7-5 6-4, great week for Taylor anyway following a title :)

11-21-2009, 09:25 PM
Taylor :hug: Hope he can keep it up and be back in regular tour events consistently next year :)

11-22-2009, 07:07 PM
Apparently the year is not over for Taylor, he is the first seeded at Puebla :)

11-22-2009, 07:57 PM
he tweeted a while ago that he's headed there today, so hopefully he can end the year on a high note and then take a well-deserved break!

Ad Wim
11-22-2009, 09:17 PM
Two tough weeks, so it will be hard to do well here as well, but good luck!

11-23-2009, 06:29 AM
Taylor Dent USA [1] vs Marcel Felder URU
Qualifier vs. Jose Checa-Calvo ESP
Ramon Delgado PAR vs. Rainer Eitzinger AUT
Qualifier vs. Andreas Haider-Maurer AUT [8]

Blaz Kavcic SLO [3] vs. Guillermo Olaso ESP
Adrian Menendez-Maceiras ESP vs. Raven Klaasen RSA
Ryan Harrison USA vs. Jamie Baker GBR
Tigre Hank MEX [WC} vs. Grega Zemlja SLO [6]

Nicolas Massu CHI [5] vs. Qualifier
Fernando Vicente ESP vs. Carlos Poch-Gradin ESP
Greg Ouellette USA [WC] vs. Qualifier
Raul-Isaias Rosas-Zarur MEX [WC} vs. Pere Riba ESP [4]

Santiago Gonzalez MEX [7] vs. Miguel Gallardo-Valles MEX
Vasek Pospisil CAN vs. Leonardo Tavares POR
Andre Begemann GER vs. Cesar Ramirez MEX [WC]
Marcelo Demoliner BRA vs. Jesse Levine USA [2]

Hopefully another good run here :D

11-24-2009, 01:15 PM
Dent just want to keep his momentum going

11-24-2009, 08:46 PM
He is a huge favourite in this quarter IMO.

Delgado on a good day seems the only one who could trouble him. I've never seen Checa-Calvo and Haider-Mauerer playing but I guess their games are not actually suited for fast courts and, as Taylor wrote on his Twitter, Puebla is very high and his serve may be a big weapon.


Ad Wim
11-25-2009, 08:43 AM
Like I thought, he lost first round. Too bad, but no big deal. Still a very good ending of a very good season. Get some rest and work hard to come back even stronger next year!

11-25-2009, 03:32 PM
he just tweeted about it

Had a rough one today. I think my body was telling me that I need a breather. I have made huge strides this year, but still have a ways 2 go

11-25-2009, 10:43 PM
I thought he would win this one but what has happened in this year is already amazing. Good that he is conscious about his body conditions.

Really hope he has a good next season. It will start at Brisbane, Taylor has a main draw direct entry there.

11-26-2009, 05:12 AM
Taylor`s ranking is still up to No. 78 :woohoo: