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Future of American Tennis

Xavier7
05-02-2009, 06:36 PM
The Usa is getting short of top players right now.
They only have Roddick, Blake and Fish in the top 50 now.
So where will it be in 5 years when they are gone?
Theres a lot of American in the 100 to 200 range but none of those players look like breaking the top 50 even.
So who is there coming up who could carry the torch for America at the top of the game?
Donald Young or John Isner :devil:

tangerine_dream
05-02-2009, 06:37 PM
Hasn't the UK got enough problems of their own trying to breed tennis champions? :p

scarecrows
05-02-2009, 06:43 PM
Donald Young or John Isner

both top 10 at the end of 2009, Young maybe top 5

BTW, where is jcempire?

lazybear
05-02-2009, 06:52 PM
American tennis will be fine, it's just a matter of time until a top talent rises. Maybe that Harrison kid will be their saviour. If not him, then somebody else. A lot of kids playing tennis in the States. The talent will always be there.

Xavier7
05-02-2009, 06:57 PM
American tennis will be fine, it's just a matter of time until a top talent rises. Maybe that Harrison kid will be their saviour. If not him, then somebody else. A lot of kids playing tennis in the States. The talent will always be there.

Australia and Sweden both had quite impressive line ups a few years ago, but now both are pretty much shot.

Minotaur
05-02-2009, 07:00 PM
No offense but i don't see any prospects for USA.

Young is indeed talented but he has a potential maybe for top 50.

He is also very incosistent and maybe has got an issue with giving it all for tennis.

He needs to work hard on every component of his game to reach high ranking. On the othe hand he has lost to some even future level opponents this year.

Isner? Fuck, no way. He is woodman. His baseline game isn't good. Maybe he will play some good tournaments but then he will suck.

Odesnik? Nice guy but no real weapons here.

Maybe Querrey. The guy is fun too watch. But his game is predictable. So he is another top 50 material.

What else? I don't see any

l_mac
05-02-2009, 09:52 PM
both top 10 at the end of 2009, Young maybe top 5

BTW, where is jcempire?

He pops up every now and then to praise Nole :(

scarecrows
05-02-2009, 09:53 PM
He pops up every now and then to praise Nole :(

come on man, he's a fan of Nadal too

l_mac
05-02-2009, 09:58 PM
come on man, he's a fan of Nadal too

:(

Now, It's time for Djok and Murray to have a run to No 1.

This two young guys has been wait for so long, Now they finally got something and will continues to get better.

I think this two would combind most of GS and MS rest of year and of course next year.

Will one of them steal No 1 from Nadal????????? It's very possible in my opinion

scarecrows
05-02-2009, 10:04 PM
:(

:D


Great win for Nadal

7 master this year

Another two goes to Murray and Djok or Roddick or Federer



Hopefully Nadal win his first title in AO

l_mac
05-02-2009, 10:06 PM
Mine is newer :ras:

Johnny Groove
05-02-2009, 10:07 PM
When kids here in the US stop being so cocky and full of themselves, actually WORK HARD and dedicate themselves to the sport, and focus more on technique, spin, and placement as opposed to raw power, we might have a shot.

moonlightdance
05-02-2009, 11:18 PM
start marketing tennis players as having hoards of music video girl groupies & bouncing cars. give the us open winner a hummer instead of a lexus or whatever it is. none of this business of talking up players who speak 4 languages, have a clean record, and enjoy riding camels in dubai for promotional events. who wants that? marat came closest with all those blondes in his box a few years back, but this angle really needs to be emphasized more. each player needs legions of scantily glad girls in his entourage, not one pretty yet demure-looking girlfriend sitting with his parents in the stands. then you might get more kids willing to play & work harder at tennis instead of going into other sports.

habibko
05-02-2009, 11:25 PM
the future: Donald Young, captain of USA Davis cup team.....:tape:

Roddickominator
05-02-2009, 11:26 PM
start marketing tennis players as having hoards of music video girl groupies & bouncing cars. give the us open winner a hummer instead of a lexus or whatever it is. none of this business of talking up players who speak 4 languages, have a clean record, and enjoy riding camels in dubai for promotional events. who wants that? marat came closest with all those blondes in his box a few years back, but this angle really needs to be emphasized more. each player needs legions of scantily glad girls in his entourage, not one pretty yet demure-looking girlfriend sitting with his parents in the stands. then you might get more kids willing to play & work harder at tennis instead of going into other sports.

lmao pretty much. American tennis players tend to be average athletes of wealthy families. Would have been awesome to see some of our better athletes like Allen Iverson or Randy Moss growing up playing tennis. Unfortunately that just doesn't happen.

out_here_grindin
05-03-2009, 01:09 AM
Australia and Sweden both had quite impressive line ups a few years ago, but now both are pretty much shot.

But the USA has a much larger population tahn these countries.

I am a but worried though. You see all these top juniors coming now from other countries (Like Dimitrov,Eyserric). Can Ryan Harrison be a good pro? Austin Krajicek? Devin Britton?

The talent pool is very large and the USA will alsways have plenty of decent pros but it seems as though not many want to become elite players anymore.

r2473
05-03-2009, 01:47 AM
Talent can be given citizenship. No worries.

BaselineSmash
05-03-2009, 03:33 AM
Hasn't the UK got enough problems of their own trying to breed tennis champions? :p

Sampras is as much Greek as he is American.

Half-British Blake (through Mother) loves the UK, has a picture of the Queen by his bedside, but couldn't be bothered with extra jet lag from Davis Cup fixtures in UK so chose the States.

US sports media were getting ready to wrap Delic head to foot in the stars and stripes, but he amounted to nowt.

Nathaliia
05-03-2009, 09:36 AM
Sampras is as much Greek as he is American.

Half-British Blake (through Mother) loves the UK, has a picture of the Queen by his bedside, but couldn't be bothered with extra jet lag from Davis Cup fixtures in UK so chose the States.

US sports media were getting ready to wrap Delic head to foot in the stars and stripes, but he amounted to nowt.
And Agassi is half Armenian :lol:

The US Open junior champion from a few years ago Ryan Sweeting from Bahamas was bought but he started to drink in the college and overall his career rather stopped :tape:

In all honesty I hope Brendan Evans makes a breakthrough, he's such a crack, would love to joke with him at the press conference. Unfortunately his tennis skills don't match his humour.

BelgianWaffle
05-03-2009, 03:45 PM
start marketing tennis players as having hoards of music video girl groupies & bouncing cars. give the us open winner a hummer instead of a lexus or whatever it is. none of this business of talking up players who speak 4 languages, have a clean record, and enjoy riding camels in dubai for promotional events. who wants that? marat came closest with all those blondes in his box a few years back, but this angle really needs to be emphasized more. each player needs legions of scantily glad girls in his entourage, not one pretty yet demure-looking girlfriend sitting with his parents in the stands. then you might get more kids willing to play & work harder at tennis instead of going into other sports.
:lol: It's true they make them do really weird stuff sometimes.

DartMarcus
05-03-2009, 04:21 PM
Querrey can reach top 15.
Isner can have a Karlovic-like career, having top 20 finishes. Odesnik and Levine are top 50 materials.
Jenkins, Evans, Sweeting can reach top 75.
As for Donald Young maybe top 10, maybe top 100, too early to say.