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Bouncing Back

i love paradorn
10-16-2004, 08:52 PM
Let's all forget this year, and look forward to the next, shall we?

http://nationmultimedia.com/2004/10/17/sport/index.php?news=sport_15085392.html

loner1984
10-18-2004, 07:40 PM
Great article, ILP. It's comforting to know that Ball still wants to compete and his desire is still there. I hope he has a great off season and rejuvinate and strengthen his body. Thanks for the article.

i love paradorn
10-20-2004, 01:04 AM
Is he finally going to cut down on claycourt tournaments, like the article said he would? Even if he does, it will probably be just one tournament (IS). He wouldn't opt out of the TMS and RG. I wish he would cut down on other tournaments. He's one of the players who plays the most on the entire tour. No wonder he called for a personal trainer. He couldn't keep his form the entire year if he didn't.

loner1984
10-20-2004, 01:42 AM
Here is a list of tournaments that I wish he would just drop next year:
1) Open 13: Marseille (IS) - Indoor
2) BMW Open: Munich (IS) - Clay
3) MBenz: Los Angeles (IS) - Hard
4) Davidoff Swiss: Basel (IS) - Indoor

His year would be much easier with the rest from taking off 1 month of competition.

i love paradorn
10-20-2004, 11:19 PM
Yup loner, I agree, one tournament each from spring hardcourt and clay, one from summer hardcourt, and one from fall season. He should not play any tournaments right after grand slams.

loner1984
10-21-2004, 02:43 AM
Currently he has a load of 29-30 tournaments, so if he can cut down 4 or 5 or even 6 at the most, his body will hold up much better. Good luck against Nalbandian tomorrow. Give it your all BON. :boxing:

i love paradorn
10-29-2004, 08:39 PM
You know what, maybe he shouldn't even play a clay tms event, that way he could have one more extra tournament (probably hardcourt) that can actually count toward his entry ranking points. Instead of using the best of 5, he could have best of 6 tournaments.

Toppu
10-30-2004, 06:06 AM
No No it's too much. He won't do that. But now he said he would play less on clay next year. That's what he should have done for a long time. ANother thing I want to see is his improved tournament schedule. If you notice, you will see that he chose to play in tournaments that give the biggest amount of money or tournaments in which high ranked players participate. That's good for his earnings but not good for his rankings. Look at this week tournament in Basel for example. Last year he played in Stockholm but lost in the first round. So he changed plan to Switzerland and lost again in the very first round moreover he was unseeded for the first time in a while.

I don't get what was on his mind. He should have played in Stockholm or in St.Peterburg. That would be a better choice because all the big names mostly participated in Swiss Indoor. And he could lose his points and confidence at the same time as he may face top rank player like Roger in the first round when you are unseeded. I really like the way Roger and Andre choose to play through out the year. They are very professional. And Paradorn should learn from them.

i love paradorn
10-31-2004, 01:46 AM
Good idea Toppu, but to increase his ranking, he needs to play higher-money tournaments because those tournaments give out much more points than smaller tournaments. Well, actually, this week, he could have played St.Petersburg because it's the same money as Basel, and the field was weaker. But I didn't think he wanted to travel from St.Petersburg to Paris. It's farther than if it was from Basel. But still, playing smaller tournaments against weaker opponents should increase his confidence. And seeing as his confidence is slow, i say, go ahead and play smaller tournaments... but don't play to the point of burning out. That's the motive for top-ranked players when choosing schedules. Paradorn should just take it one tourney at a time. Worry about what's important for you: money, rankings, or confidence?

yevvi
12-10-2004, 03:21 PM
Paradorn chooses too much events at the year. I hope he will decrease his events next year.Paradorn is lack of confident now, especially in defeated by Andre Agassi in 2004 AO.He hurt his right ankle in the match.Whatever, he should improve his abilities, experiences and skills and footwork at clay.He had a good talent,more aggressive weapons, but he didn't have smart brain and all-around skills.


If paradorn lost to Andre Agass sets:1-3(6-4 3-6 4-6 2-6), it is a interesting game.he wasted 8 break points in 1st set.

IF he lost to [5]Andy Roddick in 4th Round at 2003 WIM of Central Court
4-6 6-3 3-6 2-6
IF he lost to [6]Lleyton Hewitt in 4th Round at 2003 USO of Arthur Ashe Stadium
6-4 2-6 4-6 2-6
IF he lost to [4]Andre Agassi in 4th Round at 2004 AO of Laver Arena
6-4 3-6 4-6 2-6

It must be a interest comparing.
[1]because he was a 12th, 11th,13th seeds in three conseuctive GrandSlams at the world, and met the most superior teachers and directors.
[2] Among of three matches' 4th set is 2-6.

Agassi Fan
01-07-2005, 12:57 PM
6-3 is the first set against Vliegen!

loner1984
02-15-2005, 03:13 PM
YAY! Paradorn actually won a doubles match with Rainer Schuettler. But they'll be playing Knowles and Nestor next...you can pretty much put that in the books. I hope Paradorn can beat Coria tomorrow. He'll have to be consistent. Good Luck BON!

helloworld40
02-16-2005, 04:09 PM
Yes!!!!! He beat Coria in an exciting affair: loosing first set badly 2-6, then winning in second set tie break 7-6(2), and securing one break in third set and holding serve to win it 6-3. He's finally beaten a top 10 opponent.

I hope this is the start of a turn around. He's next face either Lubicic or the winner of Pavel/Schalken in the quarterfinals. Lubicic could give him much trouble with his serves. I don't know enough about the games of Pavel/Scalken to comment but I believe Schalken has a mediocre serve which bodes well for Paradorn.

P-dorn all the way!! :wavey:

jirobkk
02-17-2005, 02:31 AM
He played fantastic tennis last night. I think his game is improving a lot especially his slice BH and his serve.

To improve the ranking, I really want to see he beat top ten players again and again in TMS and GS (not in world series tournaments).

Well done Ball, hope you continue this impressive form throughout the year.

Neely
02-17-2005, 05:19 AM
Congrats to Paradorn!
He won two rounds in Rotterdam now... I hope he makes his way.

To improve the ranking, I really want to see he beat top ten players again and again in TMS and GS (not in world series tournaments).
You got it right, Jiro!
In order to improve the ranking, for Paradorn, the same is true like for Kiefer as well: he has to do a better job in the "big events", TMS and Grand Slams.

If you look at Paradorn's ranking points, you see that his biggest TMS/Grand Slam result is a 3rd round of Madrid TMS and a 3rd round at the US Open last year.

So, there is some massive room left for improvement.

i love paradorn
02-17-2005, 08:57 AM
Yes, I totally agree with Neely and Jirobkk. He gets way too many of his points from the tournaments that aren't required. But his win over Coria should give him confidence heading into any match. I hope this trend will continue. Ljubicic will give him huge problems if he wins tomorrow...

jirobkk
02-24-2005, 01:56 PM
Paradorn confident of moving into the top 15



Published on February 24, 2005

[TENNIS] Paradorn Srichaphan returned home yesterday,

confident his present form will propel him into the top 15 this year.

The former world No 8 upset world No 5 Guillermo Coria of Argentina, his first victory over a top 10 opponent since October, 2002, in Rotterdam last week to reach the quarter-final before a thigh injury deprived him of a chance to beat Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia.

Despite his ranking slumping to No 33, his worst in two years, the Asian No 1 believes he can fight his way back into the elite group again this season.

“I’m playing good tennis right now. I think I can make the top 15 this year if I’m injury free,’’ said Paradorn, who claimed he could have made it to the final in Rotterdam if he had not sustained a thigh injury.

In his match against Ljubicic he was up one set and leading 4-2 in the second.

Unfortunately, the injury slowed his movement on court and went down 6-3 4-6 2-6.

As the winner of five ATP titles was about to get back on track, luck was not on his side. Unable to acclimatise to the weather, he spent two days in bed with a fever in Dubai and came into Tuesday’s the match against Spain’s Feliciano Lopez unprepared.

But the sick Thai refused to retire and played bravely before losing in three sets.

“It’s a little unfortunate these things happen when I’m getting back to my level,” he said yesterday. “Otherwise I would have done better,’’ added Paradorn, who now travels with TJ Middleton as his new coach.

His father Chanachai, opting to stay home due to personal problems, still gives him tips on the phone.

Paradorn’s next mission is the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan in Lahore from March 4-6. He will take a rest and recover from his illness before his trip to South Asia on March 1.

“It all depends on my physical condition. If I have no injuries, there should not be any problems winning this tie. However, Pakistan has chosen to play on grass. They will have the advantage,’’ said Paradorn. Danai Udomchoke and twin brothers Sonchat and Sanchai Ratiwatana will also join the Thai team.

i love paradorn
02-27-2005, 04:40 AM
Thanks Jiro for the great article. It's very reassuring to hear Paradorn speaking of getting into the top 15. It's also reassuring to hear that the losses to Ljubicic and Lopez were affected by some injury. Without reading this article, I would have thought Paradorn lost on his own-by some large amount of unforced errors.

It now seems he is traveling full-time with Middleton. Hopefully, he can improve his game on clay. Then, that would show everyone that he is a better coach than Chanachai. Still, give credit to Chanachai for bringing Paradorn to as high as no. 9.

I hope he at least wins a match in Indian Wells, as opposed to his last 2 years where he bowed out of the first round.

helloworld40
02-27-2005, 05:33 AM
Yes Jirrobk, thanks for the article -- it is reassuring in that his confidence is higher. I've never heard him come up with such ambitious statements like those quoted in the article (usually he's complacent with his performance, win or lose), so this is a good sign. I do hope that he has an injury free year and perform at the maximal level he's capable off. His new coach, T.J. Middleton does appear to have a noticeable impact on changing his game, another good thing -- change is good sometimes.

BTW, where did you get that article from, some Thai newspaper? Also, may I ask how you came to follow thai tennis players? You have a fabulous website too!

jirobkk
03-02-2005, 04:48 AM
Yes Jirrobk, thanks for the article -- it is reassuring in that his confidence is higher. I've never heard him come up with such ambitious statements like those quoted in the article (usually he's complacent with his performance, win or lose), so this is a good sign. I do hope that he has an injury free year and perform at the maximal level he's capable off. His new coach, T.J. Middleton does appear to have a noticeable impact on changing his game, another good thing -- change is good sometimes.

BTW, where did you get that article from, some Thai newspaper? Also, may I ask how you came to follow thai tennis players? You have a fabulous website too!

I got it from THE NATION newspaper.

Many people asked me the same question. The reason why I'm running tennis wbsite is just because I'm interesting in Thai tennis, Thai players and I want to share all information to the people. I spend more than four hour a day to update all information in my website. I love doing this way.

Thanks for visiting my homepage.:D

Vut
03-02-2005, 02:32 PM
:D P'Jiro !!
Go!!!! Paradorn ... do your best!

TauRuZ
03-09-2005, 04:11 AM
3rd with Coria again , in Indian Wells

Neely
03-22-2005, 02:45 PM
Again not the luckiest draw for Paradorn.... He can win one round, but then it's probably Federer :(

TauRuZ
03-22-2005, 06:38 PM
whatever , it's great to watch him playing against Federer again
when Srichaphan isn't looking bad on his game now

cobalt60
04-02-2005, 07:32 PM
Just wanted to report to you all about my seeing Paradorn play at the Nasdaq 100! He looked good against Zabaleta but unfortunately Zab's agressive play won over. Paradorn looked a bit tentative at times and I believe there must be some confidence issues. But here is a nice story and one of the reasons he has won awards for being one of the nicest players out there.

I passed him one morning on his way to practise. Now picture him surrounded by kids wanting autographs, a tournament official, & carrying his racquets. He was talking, signing and walking at the same time. Well as I went past I said "good luck on your match today". And this sweet voice replied "thank you". I didn't even think that he had heard me :-) Too cool.

Jam
04-07-2005, 03:30 AM
I hope he will cum back to his form soon........and really hope he will make Thai DC team win Japan team too!!!....... Go to the top again!! Soo! Soo! P' Ball!!

TauRuZ
04-10-2005, 10:42 AM
Srichaphan of Thailand has won fan's heart over the world

But something I'm so sad

Many of his countryman insult him (especially on local sport webboard) everytime they listen to the name "PARADORN SRICHAPHAN" on media or on something else.

Srichaphan was insulted by his countryman more than any athlete in his country
Everytime he lost match , even opponent is in very good shape. These guy said "It's because PARADORN SRICHAPHAN donated little amount to tsunami victims , so he lost")

....

Jam
04-11-2005, 05:07 AM
Hey.....you're right!!....but I think he's a bit selfish....I always notice him when he play in DC for Thailand.....he looks so don't like to play for win....especailly in Olympic last yr......it was bad match with Pim Pim :mad: he donated for Tsunami only 10,000 bath.....it's so alittle for him.... but after ppl in Thailand commented him about that.....his family donated up for 1 million bath....( I think about 1 million up ).....but anyway....many ppl still cheer him for our tennis

chewy
10-15-2005, 04:35 AM
i think i'll post this in this thread, just want to report Para's in d SF at Stockholm after beating the tournaments no.1 seed thomas johnasson in d qf rd. go para!