New year, new thread :aparty:
 RODDICK, Andy (USA) vs LUCZAK, Peter (AUS)
BALL, Carsten (AUS) vs ZVEREV, Mischa (GER)
GASQUET, Richard (FRA) vs NIEMINEN, Jarkko (FIN)
QUALIFIER vs  MELZER, Jurgen (AUT)
 BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE) vs QUALIFIER
FISH, Mardy (USA) vs BAGHDATIS, Marcos (CYP)
LLODRA, Michael (FRA) vs LEVY, Harel (ISR)
CHELA, Juan Ignacio (ARG) vs  BELLUCCI, Thomaz (BRA)
 QUERREY, Sam (USA) vs BLAKE, James (USA)
GICQUEL, Marc (FRA) vs PETZSCHNER, Philipp (GER)
SERRA, Florent (FRA) vs QUALIFIER
DENT, Taylor (USA) vs  MONFILS, Gael (FRA)
 CHARDY, Jeremy (FRA) vs FALLA, Alejandro (COL)
CLEMENT, Arnaud (FRA) vs ODESNIK, Wayne (USA)
(WC) TOMIC, Bernard (AUS) vs QUALIFIER
(WC) MILLMAN, John (AUS) vs  STEPANEK, Radek (CZE)
GL Taylor! :bounce:
01-04-2010, 08:39 AM
What a draw :sad:
01-04-2010, 09:33 PM
do it Taylor :rocker2:
01-09-2010, 12:11 AM
He wrote several times in his twitter that he was hitting awful during practices. He had a very competitive match against Gael though and lost in 3 sets.
He just won his first qualy match at Sydney, 7-6 6-3 over Greg Jones. Anyway he made 17 (!) double faults. Hope he gets the more rhytm he can before Melbourne.
01-09-2010, 08:16 AM
The 1st match was a disaster, but Taylor defeated Nieminen 4-6 6-3 6-2, still making 9 DF :o :banana:
Taylor has to beat Gil to advance to main draw!
Come on Taylor! :bounce:
01-09-2010, 08:43 AM
Great second round win.
One more Taylor.
01-09-2010, 11:57 PM
01-10-2010, 06:42 AM
He lost to Gil in straights, having really poor serve stats (only 3 aces, 46% 1st serve. Was really bad at BP :(
Hope he can get in as LL, but I do not expect it. :o
01-13-2010, 02:03 AM
:eek: he did! Looks like Wawrinka pulled out b/c Taylor is playing Benneteau!
01-13-2010, 12:45 PM
Another very tough loss for Taylor, in the final set tiebreak.
At least he has got 5 matches before Melbourne, hopefully this was enough for him to get some rhythm and do a good job there.
01-13-2010, 01:34 PM
good luck for Melbourne Taylor:hug:
01-13-2010, 02:35 PM
His tweets suggest he's starting to feel better about his form, so hopefully it comes around in time
01-13-2010, 05:55 PM
Hoping for a good draw for Taylor, better than the last two weeks.
01-15-2010, 12:43 AM
I'd love to see Dent - Tsonga in R2, should be a great match
01-15-2010, 01:55 PM
A decent draw. First round is winnable if he reaches his level from the last weeks. Fognini is a tempered, impatient player. And it's inevitable to get a seed in the 2nd round, but this is a tough one. Thought Tsonga wasn't fully fit, that should be an advantage.
01-16-2010, 04:51 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: maybe his mind is elsewhere? I really hope he doesn't miss the birth of their first baby :hug:
Jenny, my wife, is on red alert right now. The baby isn't due for another 2 weeks bit the doc said she better have her hospital bag packed!!
Seems he has made it home in time and will be a dad any day now :D
01-26-2010, 07:26 PM
congrats Taylor and Family!
01-26-2010, 08:49 PM
Congrats for Taylor and Jenny :worship:
His tweets pre-birth are so funny :lol: "Epideral for the win!" :lol:
01-26-2010, 09:53 PM
01-27-2010, 06:28 AM
Congrats Taylor and Jenny!
01-27-2010, 05:18 PM
01-28-2010, 06:10 AM
01-30-2010, 01:49 PM
:awww: :awww: :awww:
Amazing race ends in miracle
Loss to Tsonga enables Dent to hurry back and witness biirth of his son
By Mic Huber
Published: Friday, January 29, 2010 at 1:00 a.m.
Sitting in the locker room halfway around the world, Taylor Dent took a few personal moments to beat himself up over not capitalizing on his chance to take out Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on one of tennis' biggest stages.
Then, quickly, the amazing race began. It didn't end until Dent witnessed a miracle.
"I raced back as fast as I could get here," Dent said. "I was just so excited that I was able to be there when the little guy was born."
The little guys is Declan James Phillip Dent. A truly magnificent consolation prize.
"This is just so incredible," said Dent, a tired but content Bradenton resident, the day after his son was born. "The timing couldn't have been better, that is for sure."
Winning the Australian Open would have been life-changing. But so is beholding the birth of your first child and Dent made it back from Australia in time to be with his wife, Jennifer, by the time Declan, sporting a full head of hair, decided to arrive on the scene.
While Tsonga went on to eventually beat Novak Djokovic to land in the semifinals against Roger Federer, Dent hurried home. He had to miss sleep and cross several time zones for the chance to share with his wife the wonder of new life.
Along the way, Dent was able to share the experience on Facebook, an event that had the 6-foot-11/2, 200-pound world class athlete shaking.
"I have played a lot of tennis matches on big stages, and this experience is by far the most nervous I have ever been. It's awful so far," Dent wrote from the hospital in Kansas, near where his wife grew up, Tuesday.
A few hours later, awful turned to wonderful.
"What an ordeal," wrote Dent. "Wow! 99% pure agony and then pure elation at the end."
And now a different life is just beginning for the parents who each played professional tennis.
Jennifer Hopkins Dent is retired from the grind of tour tennis, but Taylor, who has battled so many injuries along the way, will leave soon for five straight tournaments before returning to Bradenton.
"We talked about it, before the baby," Dent said. "I am going to try to keep as full a schedule as I can. I will try to have a very light clay court season but for the most part I will be trying to play my best tennis and that means playing a full schedule. At the moment, those are my intentions."
For a player who has missed so much of his prime while battling serious injuries, Dent knows he has to make the most of his game while healthy. That is the primary reason he went to Australia despite the impending birth, knowing there was a chance he would not make it back in time.
They kept in contact through Skype and Dent concentrated on making the most of the trip, winning his first round before running into one of the hottest players on the tour and losing 6-4, 6-4, 6-3.
"However it happened, it was going to be great," Dent said. "Beating Tsonga, a top 10 player, in a Grand Slam would have been phenomenal and if you would have offered that to me, I would have taken it."
Jennifer would have had it no other way. Though both wanted him to be there for the birth, she told him that he had worked so hard and gone through so much the past four years that she didn't want him to miss any more opportunities.
They know all about tennis and children growing up around the game. Dent is the son of Phil Dent, an Australian who played professionally for many years and reached the finals of the 1974 Australian Open, and Betty Ann Stuart, a former top 10 player on the women's tour.
Hopkins played half a dozen years on the women's tour and reached a career high of 52.
Taylor Dent grew up around tennis and, as a teenager, was widely regarded as one of the top hopes for the United States. He reached a career-high ranking of 21 in 2005, but injuries, including a broken back, derailed the career.
Dent had taken injections in his back from almost the day he turned pro in 1998. But by 2006, he turned to back surgery and spent eight months in a body cast from the bottom of his arm pits to the top of his knees, often up to 23 hours a day. A second surgery fused the broken vertebra in his lower back and he eventually was able to resume his career.
While his ranking plummeted, his optimism rose and this past year Dent made huge strides.
The comeback began when he went through qualifying at the Sony Ericsson Open and got to the fourth round before losing to Roger Federer.
Dent played in the Sarasota Open in May, then steadily improved his game and reached the third round of the U.S. Open before losing to Andy Murray.
Now 28 years old and ranked No. 79, Dent has traveled the world and overcome long odds in the often vicious game of professional tennis. Yet he was reduced to near tears at the sight of Jennifer during labor before delivering their surprisingly large 21-inch, 8-pound, 12-ounce son.
"It was really tough to watch," he said. "I was there to support her and trying to hold it together as best I could and at the very end she was in so much pain that I ended up breaking down."
Losing to Tsonga wasn't nearly as tough. And the reward was so much better.
01-30-2010, 10:23 PM
he still has hit the fastest serve of the tourney and there's no way he will lose it today:yeah:
02-03-2010, 03:44 PM
I guess he is still playing San Jose next week?
02-09-2010, 10:13 AM
Taylor started his US hardcourts run with a 6-4 7-6 win over Bogomolov Jr. :yeah:
02-13-2010, 11:05 PM
his section in Memphis:
(7) KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v KOROLEV, Evgeny KAZ
DENT, Taylor USA v PETZSCHNER, Philipp GER
(WC) REYNOLDS, Bobby USA v LACKO, Lukas SVK
CHARDY, Jeremy FRA v (2) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
not too bad; if he's in good shape, QF is very doable
btw. I love to see no more (WC) in front of him:yeah:
02-16-2010, 04:54 AM
6/1 3/6 4/6 :sad:
02-16-2010, 05:35 AM
Bad loss. Could not save any of 2 BP in the match. :sad:
02-17-2010, 03:36 PM
Yeah, pretty unexpected as well. bit of a slump lately, not good with the points to defend in IW coming up...
02-21-2010, 02:23 AM
GL vs. Blake in Delray:)
02-21-2010, 05:51 AM
Petzschner actually went on to reach semis :)
Bad draw for Taylor in DB, not good for James either. :o
03-22-2010, 10:36 PM
Miami R1 vs. Q ;)
R2 vs. Nadal :scared:
03-23-2010, 06:38 AM
I don't get why Taylor is playing very bad this year. He was really good in the end of last year and now he can't win even easy matches. :o
03-24-2010, 10:53 PM
But he did today, nice win :yeah:
04-07-2010, 09:17 AM
Hope the groin injury isn't too serious and he can play in Baton Rouge next week.
04-12-2010, 05:27 AM
Hope the groin injury isn't too serious and he can play in Baton Rouge next week.
yeh,hope he starts winning soon too :)
04-20-2010, 08:35 AM
Tough loss yesterday, probably isn't fully fit yet. He stopped twittering btw :sad:
05-04-2010, 04:11 AM
Taylor is playing in Savannah, Georgia USA this week, on a green clay court, and he is the #1 seed. First tournament back in a couple of weeks, hopefully he got his niggles under control and is fully fit and ready for a great tournament.
Taylor Dent USA  vs. Joseph Sirianni AUS
Jose Rubin Statham NZL vs. Nicholas Monroe USA [Q]
Paul Capdeville CHI vs. Jesse Witten USA
Alex Kuznetsov USA  vs. Jan-Michael Gambill USA [WC]
That is his section of the draw. Aussie Joe and his second round match, he should win both. Capdeville and Alex K. are playing each other in the second round, and that will be much tougher for Taylor to beat on this surface. A QF would be an acceptable result, and hopefully Taylor wins his first match and goes from there.
05-06-2010, 02:25 AM
Taylor lost 6-4 3-6 2-6 to Sirianni. Bad loss, and he's had a bad period of injuries and losses of late. His next scheduled tournament is Sarasota next week, lets hope for a turn in fortune.
05-09-2010, 06:30 PM
Time for Taylor to get back to winning ways, here is the draw for Sarasota:
Tim Smyczek is his first round opponent, not great. Will be a difficult match to win with Taylor's form at the moment. If he wins, he will likely play Nishikori in the second round, which will be beyond difficult for him to win.
Getting through a draw like this could help give Taylor the bump he needs to get back on winning ways and head to the grass season with some confidence. Let's hope that is the case.
Good luck in Sarasota, Taylor!
05-11-2010, 01:31 AM
Taylor lost 6-2 2-4 ret. He was ahead 6-2 *2-0, but unfortunately re-aggravated his strained groin and lost four straight games and had to retire from the match. This is the same injury that forced him to retire vs. Zeballos in Houston, so this is not a good sign heading into the French and grass court season. It would probably be wise for Taylor to withdraw from RG so he can be fully rested and healthy and prepared to do as good as possible on grass. Hopefully this injury doesn't become chronic and affect him the rest of the season.
05-11-2010, 04:03 AM
oh gosh :o Agreed, he needs to rest and get it taken care of 100%
05-11-2010, 03:08 PM
I wonder why Taylor has only declined this year...
05-18-2010, 03:45 PM
Well it appears he's now in the main draw at Rolland Garros! Not too hopeful of a result mind you :/
05-18-2010, 11:24 PM
Wow I havent seen taylor dent on my tv since forever! I hope he overcomes all these unfortunate injuries and gives us some good matches again, as I recall, he was so much fun to watch! Go Taylor :bounce:
05-22-2010, 01:22 AM
RG R1 vs. Lapentti :scared:
06-07-2010, 04:25 PM
After his terrible loss in Nottingham, now another bad loss. Not that losing against Anderson is bad, but he missed 2 mps...
06-07-2010, 05:08 PM
06-13-2010, 12:35 PM
Next alternate for Wimbly Main Draw.. somebody pull out please :p
06-27-2010, 07:45 PM
Dent-Djokovic.Wimbledon.2010.2nd.incomplete (6 parts)
was added HERE (http://uploadbox.com/box/wimbledon_2010)
Newport - First Round takes on Go Soeda.surely he can handle him:eek:
07-05-2010, 09:48 PM
he loses to Soeda:eek::eek:
07-21-2010, 03:36 AM
Good win for Taylor over Blake today. Taylor clearly wasn't playing his best, but he found a way to get the win. Anyone else think Taylor should S&V more often? I know it's hard to S&V in today's game, but Taylor's got a great serve with great volleys. :shrug:
08-15-2010, 08:24 PM
Taylor is finally finding some form. Reached Atlanta 250 QF, Vancouver CH SF and now qualified in Cinci with impressive win over Nieminen! :bounce:
Hope for a good run in main draw!
08-15-2010, 09:18 PM
08-16-2010, 12:35 AM
Lopez first up, winner gets Rafa :o
08-16-2010, 05:51 PM
Nice 6-3 6-2 win over Lopez! 12 aces and only 1 DF. :worship:
Hope Taylor does his best vs 1st seed. :tape:
08-16-2010, 09:54 PM
Fantastic win! Well done Dent!
08-18-2010, 07:04 PM
Did well today!
10-13-2010, 08:22 AM
What's wrong with him? Was is he pulling out of everything? Injury or just time off?
10-19-2010, 05:20 PM
Victory in R1 of Stockholm
R2 vs Roger Federer :p
10-20-2010, 08:17 AM
Glad he's back. Some training against the GOAT, some rounds next week in Montpellier and then back to the US for challengers and points to get back into the top 100.