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Melzer : What Are Your Expectations For Him in 2012

Clay Death
02-27-2012, 12:21 AM
this dude is 30+. he is a defending u.s. open doubles chanpion. and today he showed he still has major game in singles as well when he is healthy and fit.

he is not traveling with a coach. its just him and his physio.

are you impressed with his game and his fitness? how much more noise can he make in 2012?

what are your own expectations for melzer for the rest of 2012?


you have the floor so dont be shy.

Clay Death
02-27-2012, 12:29 AM
i saw something from him today that really impresssed me: he was more fearless than ever so that was the first thing that caught my eye. he was aggressive when he knew he had to be.

he served well and returned well pretty much for the entire match. he never let his intensity and focus drop.

he also looks more fit. i think he looks like a man on a bit of a mission this year.

Action Jackson
02-27-2012, 12:47 AM
Bandwagon thread.

Same as usual, have some good wins, awful losses and playing sexy tennis mixed in with the bizarre stuff.

SerialKillerToBe
02-27-2012, 12:48 AM
top 30 player for the rest of this year and then he'll fall off the grid next year

Naudio Spanlatine
02-27-2012, 12:48 AM
I think he will do well in 2012, lets just hope that he keeps this level up.

Clay Death
02-27-2012, 12:49 AM
i was impressed with his ability to produce all court tennis today dee. he was sharp, focused, and had a game plan in place.

Clay Death
02-27-2012, 12:50 AM
top 30 player for the rest of this year and then he'll fall off the grid next year


i hear ya. still very impressive for somebody who is pushing 31.


could he do well at RG?

tommyg6
02-27-2012, 01:06 AM
How come Melzer hasn't won a Slam yet? He has a complete game. Can someone dumb it down for me?

Naudio Spanlatine
02-27-2012, 01:12 AM
Sometimes, he lets his guard down too much meaning he puts himself down, he gives up sometimes easily and he goes for broke at the wrong times, that usually happens when he plays against the top 4, i mean the guy is very talented but to play against the likes of murray, djokovic, nadal and federer, is a very tough task for a guy like him. He has to be prepared mentally, physically and emotionally when it comes down to winning a slam.

Clay Death
02-27-2012, 01:12 AM
he was a late bloomer. he is reasonable threat in singles and doubles.

it will be hard to win a slam at this age. slams are not easy to snatch.

BroTree123
02-27-2012, 01:17 AM
The Memphis title could very well be his last hurrah :sad:. I hope not though....

Just needs to stay healthy for a decent period of time, which will be difficult given his age.

LisaKoh
02-27-2012, 01:35 AM
He will sleep his way through the WTA, going from #30 to the top baby!

I'm kidding, I can see his appeal for the female players. He is quite good-looking.

viruzzz
02-27-2012, 01:44 AM
I... actually don't know, Melzer is one of the most enigmatics players ever.

I think he will do well in 2012, lets just hope that he keeps this level up.

I like that flag in your nickname ._.

Naudio Spanlatine
02-27-2012, 01:46 AM
I like that flag in your nickname ._.

Thanks:angel: :kiss:

Clay Death
02-27-2012, 01:46 AM
supreme fitness is the key for him. rest will take care of itself. he knows what he is doing on the court.

MuzzahLovah
02-27-2012, 01:48 AM
If he continues to take out serve bots, hopefully he'll stick around.

Clay Death
02-27-2012, 01:53 AM
i had not seen play in a while until this event. he has a very confident look about him.

ossie
02-27-2012, 07:53 AM
top 30 player for the rest of this year and then he'll fall off the grid next yearmy thoughts exactly

ogre
02-27-2012, 08:05 AM
i hear ya. still very impressive for somebody who is pushing 31.


could he do well at RG?

Yup....this guy is even three months older the Federer--- can't have much future ahead of him!

LisaKoh
02-27-2012, 08:23 AM
Yup....this guy is even three months older the Federer--- can't have much future ahead of him!

Unlike Federer, Melzer won a slam last year. (It pains me to make this joke but it's true)

acionescu
02-27-2012, 08:55 AM
To date Sharapova, Ivanovic and Kirilenko. In this order.

romismak
02-27-2012, 09:34 AM
He wonīt do nothing special, he earned easy 500 points, he deserved it yes, he played great taking down Isner, Raonic, but cīmmon he needed 3 sets to beat old Stepanek, and even needed final set tie-break to beat Istomin and Dodig-both played great but still, he isnīt beating lower ranked guys easy, he is lucky to have 500 points, just like he was lucky to got 720 points from RG, now thanks to this points he can make it maybe to top 15 by better seedings, but not more, he can stay in top 20 for rest of the year, thatīs it.

Even at his best - since RG 2010 until RG 2011 when he was top 15, even reached 8th in the world, he wasnīt beating lower ranked guys, he made 3x 4R at WIm,USO,AUS after his RG 2010. But at Masters 1000 he didnīt do much, his only good performance was SF in Monte CArlo 2011 where he defeated Federer and make SF.

He is at his best average top 20 player, who was lucky to be 8th in the world, has nice game, is lefty, great volleys-because he is doubles slam champion, but he struggled past average guys in Memphis. He didnīt even have the advantage of Almagro who is surface specialist and can pick up many points from clay, Melzer is all-round player. He is in my mind more comparing to Tipsarevic. Both achieved top 10, both wouldnīt be there if all guys are healthy, can be consistent at 250-500 events, but never did nothing at slams, Masters 1000 besides 1 fluke result - RG 2010 by Melzer and QF at USO 2011 by Janko

Horatio Caine
02-27-2012, 10:11 AM
i saw something from him today that really impresssed me: he was more fearless than ever so that was the first thing that caught my eye. he was aggressive when he knew he had to be.

he served well and returned well pretty much for the entire match. he never let his intensity and focus drop.

he also looks more fit. i think he looks like a man on a bit of a mission this year.

I saw a little bit of him last week, and he impressed me as well. He was very committed to his shots, and played well.

As AJ says, he has good weeks and bad weeks and that is unlikely to change. However, a successful week like this proves that he certainly still has the ability to rank inside the top 25-30...something I was doubting a little after last season.

He does look fit and strong as well, which helps at his age (in this sport). If you compare him to the likes of Montanes, Davydenko and others, he looks the more likely to preserve his status in tennis compared to them.