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Grass Court Experts- Who Could Cause Most Damage In The Next Few Weeks?

Iván
06-05-2010, 01:02 PM
I have left out the obvious ones, who in your opinion do you think will cause the most damage on grass in the up comming weeks?


Nicolas Mahut

http://im.in.com/connect/images/profile/b_profile4/Nicolas_Mahut_300.jpg


Michael Llodra

http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/jun2009/9/7/wimbledon-pic-dm-image-2-698338302.jpg

Dustin Brown

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LGX-ae7EQBI/SfTN8g00MJI/AAAAAAAAIgg/jOIof82---Y/s400/dustinbrown.jpg

Rainer Schuettler

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44806000/jpg/_44806485_schu_ballhead.jpg

Taylor Dent

http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/0922/ten_g_dent_576.jpg

Feli Lopez

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qg6J04XZhR4/Sn-_qW_ajbI/AAAAAAAAIv0/SgxRUSuacKQ/s400/YYTLUKHB64.jpg

Dmitry Tursunov

http://www.bloggang.com/data/simplythebest/picture/1235093502.jpg

Arnaud Clement

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/nXghYiiPj7s/0.jpg

Nicolas Kiefer

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ro/thumb/e/e8/Nicolas_Kiefer.jpg/260px-Nicolas_Kiefer.jpg

Frank Dancevic

http://images.ctv.ca/archives/CTVNews/img2/20090307/320_cp24_frank_dancevic_090407.jpg

rocketassist
06-05-2010, 01:12 PM
Mahut will do well at Queens. Not Wimby though.

Sapeod
06-05-2010, 01:24 PM
If he as fit and healthy, I would go with Kiefer.

Schuettler too, but he's past it unfortunately.

philosophicalarf
06-05-2010, 02:35 PM
Becker might fancy his chances.

Filo V.
06-05-2010, 03:19 PM
I think Feli has a good run in him. He may not be a grass specialist, but I think Gicquel has a good run in him on grass. Mahut is always dangerous on grass and seems to have good form. I can also see Kiefer doing something, but he has to show he is healthy first.

The fact the grass has slowed down and the bounce has gotten higher is a detriment to players like Fish, Dent, Llodra, Dustin, Mahut whose games is based on the serve. Guys like Rainer or Clement can do damage with their returns and ability to redirect the ball well and counter punch effectively.

Another guy to look out for is Roger-Vasselin. I can see him doing damage at Wimbledon, even though he had a bad loss today.

Filo V.
06-05-2010, 03:20 PM
Becker might fancy his chances.

Yeah, that's a good one. Berrer too. I would say Zverev but he's playing terribly.

TennisOnWood
06-05-2010, 03:26 PM
Hoping Mahut can produce something good

Chloe le Bopper
06-05-2010, 03:28 PM
This thread was made magic by all of those ridiculous photos you found for each player. Well done!

Audacity
06-05-2010, 03:29 PM
Lleyton Hewitt.

B.z.A.
06-05-2010, 05:05 PM
Ivan if he will be fit!

oranges
06-05-2010, 05:08 PM
Ivan if he will be fit!

In Wimbledon? I wouldn't bet on it. Equaling his best R3 would be an achievement.

Pirata.
06-05-2010, 05:15 PM
I think Feli and Mahut have good chances.

B.z.A.
06-05-2010, 05:15 PM
In Wimbledon? I wouldn't bet on it. Equaling his best R3 would be an achievement.

But I dont get it, he has good serve + great volley, why cant he made any success on grass ? He will this year!

Iván
06-05-2010, 06:49 PM
ive never understood why ljubicic hates playing on grass

he has the perfect game for it

DualMedia
06-05-2010, 06:50 PM
Deliciano!! :drool:

Priam
06-05-2010, 06:50 PM
What is Llodra up to in that pic???

B.z.A.
06-05-2010, 06:54 PM
ive never understood why ljubicic hates playing on grass

he has the perfect game for it

He was a junior wimbledon finalist. He said he likes wimbledon, but he dont like grass ?

Iván
06-05-2010, 06:57 PM
He was a junior wimbledon finalist. He said he likes wimbledon, but he dont like grass ?

dont get me wrong, im a big ljubo fan but apart from his epic win on the dutch grass a few years vs peter wesells ive never been convinced he feels comfy on the grass.

a few years ago he was 2 sets up vs tursunov at wimbledon, he then got distracted but a person fainting in the crowd and lost in 5.

B.z.A.
06-05-2010, 07:01 PM
dont get me wrong, im a big ljubo fan but apart from his epic win on the dutch grass a few years vs peter wesells ive never been convinced he feels comfy on the grass.

a few years ago he was 2 sets up vs tursunov at wimbledon, he then got distracted but a person fainting in the crowd and lost in 5.

I remember that tursunov match, that was really bad. I dont know, last year he said he likes wimbledon most, but had to withdraw. Maybe this year he starts to s&v!

vn01
06-05-2010, 07:04 PM
Dent,Clement and Mahut

andy neyer
06-05-2010, 07:07 PM
lol excellent selection of pics

thread = win

LeChuck
06-05-2010, 11:03 PM
ive never understood why ljubicic hates playing on grass

he has the perfect game for it

Ljubicic's main problem on grass is his slow reaction time/reflexes. He's not a terrible returner by any means, but with him not having much time on grass his slow reflexes hinder him, and he often struggles to position himself for a good return. Numerous mediocre servers have recorded excellent service stats against Ljubicic on grass for that reason.

Plus he dislikes the bad, irregular bounces (you still get them despite the grass being a lot firmer than it was before 2001) and the slippery surface, and his slow reflexes prevent him from getting to net quick enough.

He is much better and more comfortable on clay than grass.

rocketassist
06-06-2010, 12:19 AM
dont get me wrong, im a big ljubo fan but apart from his epic win on the dutch grass a few years vs peter wesells ive never been convinced he feels comfy on the grass.

a few years ago he was 2 sets up vs tursunov at wimbledon, he then got distracted but a person fainting in the crowd and lost in 5.

I remember that. He had him where he wanted him but couldn't close out the deal.

He was on for a Nadal clash, and ultimately Nieminen came through the section.

propi
06-06-2010, 12:50 AM
Sadly Feli's head is on the clouds right now with all his personal stuff in Spain :o
I hope he can do well enough though.
I would like to see Benji Becker and Rainer shine this season.
Gasquet, if fine (as hard as it is, I know :rolleyes: ) could be dangerous too.

KaiserT
06-06-2010, 12:51 AM
Brown :lol:

malisha
06-06-2010, 01:47 AM
Brown :lol:

:haha: yeah

guy never won a grasscourt match but he is from jamaica so he sholud be a part of this thread

good eye Ivan

malisha
06-06-2010, 01:48 AM
ive never understood why ljubicic hates playing on grass

he has the perfect game for it

ce cant return shit and not enough time to prepare himself for his big swings

malisha
06-06-2010, 01:50 AM
Ivan if he will be fit!

hopefully

Pastor Navarro is a true grass specialist

Filo V.
06-06-2010, 02:23 AM
As people have already stated, the reason Ljubo struggles on grass if that he needs some time to be able to set up and execute his shots and game with his big ground strokes and poor reactions, and on grass he isn't allowed that time. It's easy to rush him, he has a hard time timing his shots, and it's easy to expose his limited agility. Also with the new slower surface, serve and volley play in general isn't nearly as effective, and Ljubo isn't an out and out S&V player anyway. So he's very limited in what he can do on grass outside of the serve.