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Mischa Zverev or Andreas Beck - Who is Germany's Biggest Hope?

HattonWBA
05-18-2009, 02:38 PM
Not sure if anything similar has been discussed but at the minute i see German tennis as really on a decline and with Kiefer, Haas and Schuettler approaching their final years on the tour most proparbly,and with Zverev and Beck both making breakthroughs in the clay court masters 1000's recently, i am just wondering who you feel has the most potential and talent for Germany to be optimistic about.

Beck although being slightly older has not really been playing in high profile tournements since turning pro in 03 and therefore in terms of main level is proberbly as experianced as Zverev, both have very difefrent game styles, Beck likes to play from the baseline, has a very good first serve and big groundstrokes and is very much an attacking player, however does not like to defend and does not move great.

Zverev however moves unbelievably well for a guy of his size and has great speed and agility, he is also very acomplished at the net and defends well, however although he can finish off short balls i question his ability to hit clean winners from the baseline and generate enough power to really trouble guys pinned behind the baseline. he has great touch though and can implement that to his advanatges also.

I believe that Zverev is more talented and will have a better career given his better movement and all round variety on the court.
He is slightly higher ranked at current although both are in the top 65.

Your opinion guys?

Voo de Mar
05-18-2009, 03:22 PM
10 years ago Haas, Kiefer and (more or less) Schuettler appeared as poor successors of Becker and Stich, now Zverev and Beck look like poor successors of Haas and Kiefer. German tennis has been in big slump for a few years, even worser situation in Sweden.

HattonWBA
05-18-2009, 03:29 PM
10 years ago Haas, Kiefer and (more or less) Schuettler appeared as poor successors of Becker and Stich, now Zverev and Beck look like poor successors of Haas and Kiefer. German tennis has been in big slump for a few years, even worser situation in Sweden.

YH i totally agree, i personally dont see either of these two being anything special, i can see Mischa being a solid top 20 player within a year or 2 and maybe Beck being within the fringe of the top 30 - 50 within his career and yes Sweeden is really struggling at current. Soderling is a very talented guy but just cannot produce what he is capable of at important moments.

Jimnik
05-18-2009, 03:48 PM
Zverev should pick up more points on grass and indoors. But Beck will be ranked higher because of the ATP's clay bias.

finishingmove
05-18-2009, 03:59 PM
i think zverev is a better player

justsumma
05-18-2009, 04:03 PM
Neither. It would be Jaden Gil

Tennis-Engineer
05-18-2009, 04:16 PM
In H2H, Beck leads 2-0 :shrug:

DartMarcus
05-18-2009, 05:11 PM
Max Abel.

Har-Tru
05-18-2009, 05:14 PM
Beck. Not looking gut für Deutschland though.

Sapeod
05-18-2009, 05:15 PM
Beck. He just seems to play more consistant than Zverev. They're both very talented :scratch:

mark73
05-18-2009, 05:21 PM
Haas appeared certain to be a great successor ten years ago...however hes been injured all the time,,feel sorry for the guy. Probably would have been number one and a multi grand slam champion if not for so many injuries.

Fumus
05-18-2009, 05:21 PM
Zve has more talent, therefore he's the biggest hope. In terms of like who's gonna produce if you put them on court tomorrow, I'd say Beck. I think Mischa's gonna take some time to mature, ya know, find his game. IMHO, he's a future top 10er.

Voo de Mar
05-18-2009, 06:20 PM
I don't see either of them in Top 10, maybe one of them will reach Top 20, and I agree with Jimnik's post, so maybe Beck will break one day into Top 20 thanks to clay-court tournaments.

marquez
05-18-2009, 06:28 PM
Agree with Voo, Beck could reach the top20 someday,but no bright future for german tennis all in all...

jrm
05-18-2009, 06:29 PM
10 years ago Haas, Kiefer and (more or less) Schuettler appeared as poor successors of Becker and Stich, now Zverev and Beck look like poor successors of Haas and Kiefer. German tennis has been in big slump for a few years, even worser situation in Sweden.

Couldn't agree more :)

Germans were too desperate to find someone to take over the torch of Graf/Becker so they saw 'potencial' in everyone having a small success. Wonder what Lisicki will do!

Fumus
05-18-2009, 06:49 PM
I don't see either of them in Top 10, maybe one of them will reach Top 20, and I agree with Jimnik's post, so maybe Beck will break one day into Top 20 thanks to clay-court tournaments.

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