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Brydan Klein wins first challenger title in Burnie

Matchu
02-08-2009, 04:35 AM
Australian 19 year old Brydan Klein has won his first challenger title this week in Burnie beating Grega Zemlja in the final 6-3 6-3. Even more impressive he didn't drop a set the whole tournament and only played one tiebreaker. Sure the field wasn't that great but Brydan is now going to be ranked inside the top 200 come Monday.

Good work Brydan keep chipping away, I think he has top 100 potential for sure.

Ferrero Forever
02-08-2009, 04:56 AM
Klein is probably one of the Aussies that might actually get somewhere. He's got a long way to go, but he's still young and hopefully we can expect to see good things from him. And he's a nice guy too, so lets hope he does well:)

jmf07
02-08-2009, 05:03 AM
:worship: Brydan. Impressive tournament from him. Hopefully he can defend his points from last year at the upcoming tournaments and establish himself as a permanent top 200 player.

Consigliere
02-08-2009, 05:10 AM
didnt drop a set all week.

Matchu
02-08-2009, 09:57 AM
:worship: Brydan. Impressive tournament from him. Hopefully he can defend his points from last year at the upcoming tournaments and establish himself as a permanent top 200 player.

Well I hope he can win the tournament in Mildura as he is the defending champion. Therotically he should be able to make at least semis in the Melbourne challenger.

After that he should head to Thailand with the Davis Cup team and play challengers in Japan and Thailand the following weeks after, that would be my guess as to his schedule of play. If he does well in those challengers he'll easily finish the year inside the top 200.

Tankman
02-08-2009, 10:02 AM
nice :yeah:

:woohoo:

Go Brydan :rocker2:

btw who did luczak lose to in the SFs?

Nathaliia
02-08-2009, 10:04 AM
Congratulations. Luczak lost to Zemlja. Action Jackson was at that tournament.

azza
02-08-2009, 10:04 AM
"australian challenger" says it all get his ass to real competition in the European challengers and hel be lucky to make QF etc but good on him hope he now goes overseas where the comp is 100 x better and reality sets in

Action Jackson
02-08-2009, 10:04 AM
btw who did luczak lose to in the SFs?

Zemlja.

Tankman
02-08-2009, 10:05 AM
Zemlja.

ah ok thanks. and thanks nathi too :)

so you were there huh?

whatd you think of Klein's game?

...and lol azza, yeah thats the next step for him i hope

Action Jackson
02-08-2009, 10:10 AM
I was there all week apart from the final, as for Klein he isn't bad. I was more impressed with some other players there.

Tankman
02-08-2009, 10:16 AM
such as?

Primus
02-08-2009, 10:17 AM
Defeted my counrtyman :( Go, Žemlja

Matchu
02-08-2009, 10:20 AM
"australian challenger" says it all get his ass to real competition in the European challengers and hel be lucky to make QF etc but good on him hope he now goes overseas where the comp is 100 x better and reality sets in

Come on man thats a bit harsh, yes it was a weak challenger but he did win a Grand Slam match two weeks ago. How many Europeans ranked between 100-250 can say that they have won a Grand Slam match this year. But you are right he is going to have to get a lot better to win a challenger tournament in Europe. I guess if and when he does you will then consider him worthy?

Tankman
02-08-2009, 10:22 AM
thank you for your infusion of good sense Matchu :yeah:

Action Jackson
02-08-2009, 10:25 AM
such as?

Matt Reid.

Tankman
02-08-2009, 10:26 AM
ah

I've heard a little about him, but not much

what dyou like about his game?

azza
02-08-2009, 10:27 AM
Come on man thats a bit harsh, yes it was a weak challenger but he did win a Grand Slam match two weeks ago. How many Europeans ranked between 100-250 can say that they have won a Grand Slam match this year. But you are right he is going to have to get a lot better to win a challenger tournament in Europe. I guess if and when he does you will then consider him worthy?

i already consider him worthy compared to the other aussies we got but we shouldnt gloat that he won an australian challenger

Tankman
02-08-2009, 10:30 AM
of course

but he beat a non-Aussie convincingly in the final

a non Aussie who is a regular fixture at Euro CHs

so i'd say its not too bad from young Brydan

Action Jackson
02-08-2009, 10:34 AM
ah

I've heard a little about him, but not much

what dyou like about his game?

Huge forehand, good hands around the net, still has a lot to learn, but has a very good coach with him at the moment, who will work him very hard.

Matchu
02-08-2009, 10:37 AM
i already consider him worthy compared to the other aussies we got but we shouldnt gloat that he won an australian challenger

I'm far from gloating just commending him on a great start to the year. We don't have a whole lot else to get excited about on the mens side and this is a big moment for Brydan think he deserves a little cred.

Tankman
02-08-2009, 10:45 AM
Huge forehand, good hands around the net, still has a lot to learn, but has a very good coach with him at the moment, who will work him very hard.

Ah all-court game huh? Very encouraging signs then.

And he's Aussie too right? :rocker2:

and who's his coach btw?

Tankman
02-08-2009, 10:46 AM
I'm far from gloating just commending him on a great start to the year. We don't have a whole lot else to get excited about on the mens side and this is a big moment for Brydan think he deserves a little cred.

haha i know eh?

which is why we need to get behind everyone we can :yeah:

Action Jackson
02-08-2009, 10:59 AM
Ah all-court game huh? Very encouraging signs then.

And he's Aussie too right? :rocker2:

and who's his coach btw?

Stan Boster is his coach.

Matchu
02-08-2009, 11:08 AM
haha i know eh?

which is why we need to get behind everyone we can :yeah:

Yep couple of guys we can get behind who are young, Brydan Klein, Greg Jones, Bernard Tomic, Brendan Mckenzie, Matt Reid, Dane Propoggia. Maybe even Jason Kubler soon.

Tankman
02-08-2009, 11:12 AM
Stan Boster is his coach.

ah ok. Australian? American? Swahili? :p

Yep couple of guys we can get behind who are young, Brydan Klein, Greg Jones, Bernard Tomic, Brendan Mckenzie, Matt Reid, Dane Propoggia. Maybe even Jason Kubler soon.

from nothing to 7 guys who could take the top 100 by storm.

crazy

in a good way :)

Matchu
02-08-2009, 11:16 AM
Stan Boster is his coach.

I could've sworn Matt Reid was attending an American University, I guess he quit? Maybe Stan Boster is the coach from the University he was at and saw potential?

Tankman
02-08-2009, 11:25 AM
His ambition is to turn professional and since the start of 2008 he has been based in Florida with travelling coach Stan Boster.

From TA profile. Sounds like a Yank. American I mean :p

Action Jackson
02-08-2009, 11:36 AM
From TA profile. Sounds like a Yank. American I mean :p

He isn't an American. He went to Bollitieri's for a while, but Tomic is a Yank as well, as he is going over to the States.

Stan is a South African, like many people involved in Aussie tennis.

Matchu
02-08-2009, 11:46 AM
Something thats also very interesting about Brydan is that he is starting to play doubles with Bernard Tomic. I was in attendance at their match in Brisbane and heard what they said at the change of ends. Went a little bit like this:

Brydan: Yeah, I was just playing like a dickhead that whole game.
Bernard: Yeah lucky I had you covered for most of the game.

:haha: clearly a winning combination.

Tankman
02-08-2009, 12:10 PM
He isn't an American. He went to Bollitieri's for a while, but Tomic is a Yank as well, as he is going over to the States.

Stan is a South African, like many people involved in Aussie tennis.

:lol: okay okay AJ i get it :p

Ah I see. Tiley was just the first (?) huh?

Something thats also very interesting about Brydan is that he is starting to play doubles with Bernard Tomic. I was in attendance at their match in Brisbane and heard what they said at the change of ends. Went a little bit like this:

Brydan: Yeah, I was just playing like a dickhead that whole game.
Bernard: Yeah lucky I had you covered for most of the game.

:haha: clearly a winning combination.

:haha: :haha:

oh mangs....

Consigliere
02-08-2009, 12:46 PM
I'm far from gloating just commending him on a great start to the year. We don't have a whole lot else to get excited about on the mens side and this is a big moment for Brydan think he deserves a little cred.

azza is like that mate you know who barracks for the same footy team as you but always predicts they'll lose every match just to insure against any potential heartache.

Matchu
02-08-2009, 01:22 PM
azza is like that mate you know who barracks for the same footy team as you but always predicts they'll lose every match just to insure against any potential heartache.

Ah I see, but how about a bit of pride and patriotism. Not much to ask for is it? But I guess I could just as easily be talking about someone that was not born here as opposed to someone who has generations of Australian heritage.

Tankman
02-08-2009, 04:30 PM
Ah I see, but how about a bit of pride and patriotism. Not much to ask for is it? But I guess I could just as easily be talking about someone that was not born here as opposed to someone who has generations of Australian heritage.

hey!

I'm second generation.

But you can't call me unpatriotic :armed: :p :lol:

Ivanatis
02-08-2009, 04:58 PM
good week, Ernie, well done

Tankman
02-08-2009, 05:00 PM
Ernie? :p

CooCooCachoo
02-08-2009, 06:38 PM
Big progression after last season, where he did not do that well. Burnie is a Grade D Challenger, but there were still some good players present.

Chip_s_m
02-08-2009, 06:43 PM
I could've sworn Matt Reid was attending an American University, I guess he quit? Maybe Stan Boster is the coach from the University he was at and saw potential?

Perhaps you are thinking of J-P Smith, an Australian who is in his second year at the University of Tennessee? He lost in the NCAA finals to Devvarman last year and could have a decent future ahead of him as well, although I've never seen him play.

Tankman
02-08-2009, 06:46 PM
Big progression after last season, where he did not do that well. Burnie is a Grade D Challenger, but there were still some good players present.

:ras:

fine then :p

how's it going Tijn? :wavey:

Perhaps you are thinking of J-P Smith, an Australian who is in his second year at the University of Tennessee? He lost in the NCAA finals to Devvarman last year and could have a decent future ahead of him as well, although I've never seen him play.

John-Patrick Smith... it's been ages since I've heard of him. Well if he got stuck playing Devvarman I'm not surprised he lost, but I hope he's doing well over in redneck country :tape: :o

:eek: PC police :bolt:

(ok redneck is harsh, but being a state that voted so heavily against Obama, I'm entitled to think its redneck :p)

Matchu
02-09-2009, 03:53 AM
Brydan has moved to 194 in the world now and is the fourth highest ranked Aussie on the ATP tour now. He stated in an interview that He is going to really try and focus on qualifying for the remaining Grand Slams of the year.

Odd way to start though really if you look in depth

Brisbane (ATP) ranking: 248
Australian Open (Grand Slam) ranking: 249
Burnie (Challenger): 221
Mildura (Future) ranking: 194

It seems the higher his ranking goes the lower tournaments hes playing! :haha: I know this is all to do with scheduling and Brydan will probably never play another future tournament again after this week but it's still funny.

Kolya
02-09-2009, 07:05 AM
Klein IMO has a fairly solid basic game. No real weapons.

But maybe when he continues to grow, he will be stronger which will help for sure.

HattonWBA
02-09-2009, 08:17 AM
Good week but he would not last long in some otehr challengers such as sunrise, anyway he did well but the field was pretty weak to be honest

Bargearse
02-09-2009, 08:32 AM
I think it's great news that Klein won the tournament. Even if it wasn't a strong field, a win is a win and it will give him confidence. At least there are some Aussies in the top 200.

CooCooCachoo
02-09-2009, 08:36 AM
Brydan has moved to 194 in the world now and is the fourth highest ranked Aussie on the ATP tour now. He stated in an interview that He is going to really try and focus on qualifying for the remaining Grand Slams of the year.

Odd way to start though really if you look in depth

Brisbane (ATP) ranking: 248
Australian Open (Grand Slam) ranking: 249
Burnie (Challenger): 221
Mildura (Future) ranking: 194

It seems the higher his ranking goes the lower tournaments hes playing! :haha: I know this is all to do with scheduling and Brydan will probably never play another future tournament again after this week but it's still funny.

This ranking will get him into better Challengers, and will be a better test of his abilities. And also a better possibility to develop his game as he will meet tougher players than he encountered in Burnie, or the New Delhi Challengers where he did well last year.

I'd be interested to see how he does in RG Qualies, if he actually goes there. And with this ranking he should make the Wimbledon Qualies cut as well; as I don't see his ranking slipping a great deal, he'll probably be there and I'd be interested to see how he does.

Tankman
02-09-2009, 10:38 AM
This ranking will get him into better Challengers, and will be a better test of his abilities. And also a better possibility to develop his game as he will meet tougher players than he encountered in Burnie, or the New Delhi Challengers where he did well last year.

I'd be interested to see how he does in RG Qualies, if he actually goes there. And with this ranking he should make the Wimbledon Qualies cut as well; as I don't see his ranking slipping a great deal, he'll probably be there and I'd be interested to see how he does.

Agreed. I hope he does well. You guys keep dissecting and analysing him for all of our benefit. Thanks Challenger gurus :yeah: