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Kevin Anderson to be top 20 this year?

incube
05-31-2012, 08:36 PM
I like Kevin more than other top20 players.
More consistant on results than others in this top (Granollers, Monfils) better mentality (Verdasco, Feliciano). Probably with less weapons except his very good service.
And with his 3rd in roland garros, he just can get better results on the other surfaces.
Any changes?
(Sorry about my actual bad english):sad:

Jamoz
05-31-2012, 08:38 PM
Nope or maybe. Mr Anderson might someday find that he is in the Matrix and he can do anything he wants.

Vinceremo
05-31-2012, 08:43 PM
If he somehow manages to do it, hey, all props to him, but I really don't see him as a top 20 talent. I think his current ranking (between 30-45) is more accurate in terms of what he's able to bring on court but, yeah, he's being consistent and mostly beating the players he's expected to. I just can't see him as an established top 20 player as of now.

incube
06-01-2012, 01:04 AM
If he somehow manages to do it, hey, all props to him, but I really don't see him as a top 20 talent. I think his current ranking (between 30-45) is more accurate in terms of what he's able to bring on court but, yeah, he's being consistent and mostly beating the players he's expected to. I just can't see him as an established top 20 player as of now.

But to be a top20 a short time it doesnt mean anything, necesary.
I always put the same example: Granollers, is he better than Anderson?
Or Feliciano Lopez...I think those kind of players have some kind of luck in a few tournments at the year (Granollers in Valencia 2 years) (Feliciano Wimbledon) but so irregular the rest of the year.
Others than Anderson had to do much work to stay in the top30 and normally losing with players much better.
Another example: Kolsreiber, this year loses with Delpo, Tsonga,Isner, Berdych...just a few with player of lower rank, even he won a title but never has been a top20.

Topspindoctor
06-01-2012, 01:45 AM
Karlovic managed top 15...I can't see why Anderson can't serve his way into top 20.

Ibracadabra
06-01-2012, 02:04 AM
Nadal is in the top 2 so anything is possible.

Alex999
06-01-2012, 02:06 AM
oh, someone cares about any other players than top 3 DIVAS. interesting. Could we please keep talking about Djokovic, Fed and Rafa? my concentration has been really bad lately, lol

Mark Lenders
06-01-2012, 02:20 AM
oh, someone cares about any other players than top 3 DIVAS. interesting. Could we please keep talking about Djokovic, Fed and Rafa? my concentration has been really bad lately, lol

:confused:

Lots of people (in this forum too) care about players outside of the top 3. All real tennis fans do.

Only gloryhunting supporters of Federer/Nadal/Djokovic believe tennis begins and ends with the top 3. But who cares about them anyway? They're not tennis fans, or even Federer/Nadal/Djokovic fans. They don't love their games/personalities, just the glory they represent.*

On topic, Anderson could potentially break the top 20, he's been steadily improving and has a very good serve to build his game around. Could definitely see him as a solid top 20 player if he keeps making progress.

*Obviously I'm not implying that all the fans of the top 3 players are gloryhunters, I'm sure some love/follow them for reasons other than their success, but no one would deny that these players attract a lot of this kind of fan who only cares for one player and isn't even a tennis fan.

duchuy89
06-01-2012, 02:34 AM
Yes. Kevin Anderson has been playing very progressive

Alex999
06-01-2012, 02:39 AM
:confused:

Lots of people (in this forum too) care about players outside of the top 3. All real tennis fans do.

Only gloryhunting supporters of Federer/Nadal/Djokovic believe tennis begins and ends with the top 3. But who cares about them anyway? They're not tennis fans, or even Federer/Nadal/Djokovic fans. They don't love their games/personalities, just the glory they represent.*

On topic, Anderson could potentially break the top 20, he's been steadily improving and has a very good serve to build his game around. Could definitely see him as a solid top 20 player if he keeps making progress.

*Obviously I'm not implying that all the fans of the top 3 players are gloryhunters, I'm sure some love/follow them for reasons other than their success, but no one would deny that these players attract a lot of this kind of fan who only cares for one player and isn't even a tennis fan.
bud, I was just j/k. I was a Nole fan when he was a nobody :). and yeah, I like many other players out of the top 3 divas.

incube
06-01-2012, 01:40 PM
what a shame that Anderson cant beat Berdych today!!
He did 90 winners:worship:

mooncreek
06-01-2012, 02:44 PM
I don't think he's top 20 talent but he could sneak into that ranking - he just needs that one big result. He's not playing the Olympics so Washington is a golden opportunity for 500 points. It worked for Granollers.

Fumus
06-01-2012, 02:58 PM
Nadal is in the top 2 so anything is possible.

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In unrelated news...let's take a look.

He's 34 right now...he's been as high as 28. I don't think top 20 is a stretch at all.

I think he could be top 15, he just needs to make the second week of Wimbledon, win a MM HC event this summer and place well at all the masters and the USO and I think he's in. That sounds like a lot but I don't think it's that hard for him, it's very possible and with how aggressively he strikes the ball and how well he serves, if he gets hot he could even do better than top 15.

dencod16
06-01-2012, 03:09 PM
I dont think its that of stretch to be in the top 20 or the bottom half of the top 20, two good tournaments back-to-back final weeks that is will get him there.

motorhead
06-01-2012, 03:18 PM
But to be a top20 a short time it doesnt mean anything, necesary.
I always put the same example: Granollers, is he better than Anderson?
Or Feliciano Lopez...I think those kind of players have some kind of luck in a few tournments at the year (Granollers in Valencia 2 years) (Feliciano Wimbledon) but so irregular the rest of the year.
Others than Anderson had to do much work to stay in the top30 and normally losing with players much better.
Another example: Kolsreiber, this year loses with Delpo, Tsonga,Isner, Berdych...just a few with player of lower rank, even he won a title but never has been a top20.

Lopez is a much better player than Anderson, how on earth can you blame Lopez of being lucky in his Wimbledon matches is beydond me....

rhinooooo
06-01-2012, 03:42 PM
I've always thought that Anderson's biggest asset was that for such a big guy he's quite light-footed, and therefore moves and defends well. But for his height his serve should be much more of a weapon. He is not consistently serving big with it. He also doesn't seem to continually hit big either.

He's given a few decent players some good matches. But overall, I think he pretty much typifies the state of mens tennis now. A group of largely average players with only a flicker of form/brilliance every once in a while. And in a way this current state helps him, because all you need is a good run here or there to make the Top 20, and plenty of average players have made it, and currently occupy it.

Filo V.
06-01-2012, 03:44 PM
Kevin has definitely improved his game this season and is playing a game more suited to his height and athletic ability, but I don't see him as a top 20 player. He does hit the ball hard and serve a lot better than he once did, but everything he does is at a lesser quality than the really big-hitting, big-man game guys, his game is less natural than those guys; he's too straight-forward and generic. He doesn't beat players ranked higher than him at an acceptable rate. He can beat guys ranked near him and below him, but his limit is about top 25, and he loses to players ranked at that range and above the overwhelming majority of the time. He's going to have to start beating some top 20 players to get into the top 20.

Action Jackson
06-01-2012, 03:45 PM
Anderson used to be a long distance runner, so he is quite fit and while the serve is good for his height as rhinoooo it could be better.

He could make top 20 and would deserve it, he has a go on all surfaces but North American hardcourt season has the best chances for him to make the jump in there.

Filo V.
06-01-2012, 03:50 PM
Anderson moves quite well for his size, but Cilic, Berdych, Tsonga, among other similar styled players, move better and are stronger than him. A guy like Isner moves a little worse, but has more weapons than Anderson and also does move quite well for his size. Guys like Haase or Verdasco, similar type players, have bigger weapons. Anderson doesn't stand out at anything. With that being said, he's consistent enough that top 20 is possible for him.

incube
06-01-2012, 04:10 PM
Lopez is a much better player than Anderson, how on earth can you blame Lopez of being lucky in his Wimbledon matches is beydond me....

Not in the matches, but not difficult draws to get QF two times.

There is no big difference between Feliciano and Anderson. This is that I've said at the star of the thread, that there are about 5 platers in top20 that could be at the same level than Anderson, Kolsreiber or other than never be top20 yet.

Action Jackson
06-02-2012, 06:54 AM
oh, someone cares about any other players than top 3 DIVAS. interesting. Could we please keep talking about Djokovic, Fed and Rafa? my concentration has been really bad lately, lol

Well said.

Li Ching Yuen
06-02-2012, 07:02 AM
Out of the big servers, along with Isner he mixes up his serves the most and has success with that, including the body serve which is the most under-utilized serve in tennis. I say his serve game is alright.

In the match with Berdych he had great success while playing first-strike tennis, either serve winner or aggressive first or second groundstroke. His problem is exactly that, he just revolves to just staying in the back and grind points out while not being the best at it against lesser players, and that costs him in the long run.

You have to recognize your strengths, and for me Anderson is not doing that.

I know that he's a health and fitness freak which is a good thing but I've also heard him say that he wants to be a grinder, that he wants to stay back and win long rallies, thinking that that is what makes the best players in the world ahead of others. I don't dispute that, however I really doubt that Anderson is the guy to adopt that style successfully.

incube
06-02-2012, 10:36 PM
Anderson, such a service player like he is, should improve his tipcical "out of match" service that always do by a set.
I mean (sorry about my english) that for example other great players at serve like Berdych, is not easy to break always in a set. Is easier to get break points to him but not to get the break.
While, player like Anderson doesnt give more opportunities in serves but always have 1 game in which they are so desconected.
Is also like, (in terms of service) Tommy haas a few years ago. He serves well but you always known that there was a game in which he served too bad. And this is the only break that a top10 or top players need to get the match.
A few years ago something similar happens to Querrey, but now so irregular.
I mean its not a problem to lose a service, but yes if you loose doing only a point or something similar. No reaction in this kind of games.