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Sanguinetti is the death of good tennis

federer express
11-26-2004, 11:21 PM
I know he has his fans on here but he is soooooo bad. Saw him get destroyed by nadal 6-2 6-1 at the madrid masters and nadal played as badly as he's probably ever played since he was 12 years old. Sanguinetti can obviously play a little but is mediocre at best and will not get beyond the 2nd round of a single grand slam next year...or ever again in his career

Hi to all the sanguinetti fans out there :wavey:

Sjengster
11-26-2004, 11:38 PM
Ha ha! This quasi-trollish thread has backfired spectacularly, because Sanguinetti actually has something of an unorthodox, classical game with its low shots and off-pace groundstrokes that is a throwback to an earlier era, just like your new God is often said to be. I'm not disputing that his best days are behind him and Italian tennis will shortly need to rely on Volandri alone, but remember... check the head-to-head between him and Federer and you may not find the statistic you're expecting.

Sjengster
11-26-2004, 11:40 PM
We all know that there is only one man who is become Death, the Destroyer of Tennis, and he is now the most successful tennis Olympian in history. Makes you think, dunnit?

Rogiman
11-26-2004, 11:44 PM
:lol:

federer express
11-26-2004, 11:44 PM
Ha ha! This quasi-trollish thread has backfired spectacularly, because Sanguinetti actually has something of an unorthodox, classical game with its low shots and off-pace groundstrokes that is a throwback to an earlier era, just like your new God is often said to be. I'm not disputing that his best days are behind him and Italian tennis will shortly need to rely on Volandri alone, but remember... check the head-to-head between him and Federer and you may not find the statistic you're expecting.

federer has a winning record...just because he has lost 1 match to him (2years ago and in italy) doesn't mean sanguinetti is any good. His game does belong in an era long gone i'll agree on that....the game has moved thankfully! Its not only the power he lacks, he doesn't do anything well. McEnroe didn't hit people off the court either but he still did ok

mitalidas
11-26-2004, 11:52 PM
and Italian tennis will shortly need to rely on Volandri alone.

you mean Potito , right?

federer express
11-26-2004, 11:57 PM
you mean Potito , right?

think he means volandri...who will only be ok too. yet another player who will win some matches on clay and spend the rest of the year moaning that he's not on clay.

Horatio Caine
11-27-2004, 12:03 AM
Sanguinetti is the death of men's tennis. Any player who looks at him thinks about his own retirement. He could easily pass for over-45's mens matches and quite frankly he plays like someone of that age. My dad who is nearly twice his age looks younger than him. :)

Sjengster
11-27-2004, 12:08 AM
federer has a winning record...just because he has lost 1 match to him (2years ago and in italy) doesn't mean sanguinetti is any good. His game does belong in an era long gone i'll agree on that....the game has moved thankfully! Its not only the power he lacks, he doesn't do anything well. McEnroe didn't hit people off the court either but he still did ok

But, to paraphrase those who replied to Coria trolls in the aftermath of the RG final, who won the match that counted? ;) Actually, I saw that Milan final, and Sanguinetti did hit some stunning returns and aggressive shots when he needed to. Hardly a surprise, bearing in mind the guy had beaten Ferrero, El Aynaoui and Escude to get to the final, and went on to beat Srichaphan and Roddick when he won Delray Beach later that year. My, what a hopeless player.

He has a very good, flowing backhand that stays low, the forehand is a bit of a weak slap a la Jonas Bjorkman. The service action is quite abbreviated and fast as well, not too easy to read. Frankly, I think it's a terrible shame we won't be seeing any more of this style, although fortunately new players like Mayer are carrying on the tradition of oddball tennis. Let's face it though, at the moment someone like Soderling is the future of tennis, on fast courts at least.

MissPovaFan
11-27-2004, 12:12 AM
Whilst Davide Sanguinetti isn't up to much these days I think its unfai to slag him off as he has had a moderately good career. That win over Federer in 2002 is a mighty impressive statistic I must say!

Blaze
11-27-2004, 12:13 AM
But, to paraphrase those who replied to Coria trolls in the aftermath of the RG final, who won the match that counted? ;) Actually, I saw that Milan final, and Sanguinetti did hit some stunning returns and aggressive shots when he needed to. Hardly a surprise, bearing in mind the guy had beaten Ferrero, El Aynaoui and Escude to get to the final, and went on to beat Srichaphan and Roddick when he won Delray Beach later that year. My, what a hopeless player.

He has a very good, flowing backhand that stays low, the forehand is a bit of a weak slap a la Jonas Bjorkman. The service action is quite abbreviated and fast as well, not too easy to read. Frankly, I think it's a terrible shame we won't be seeing any more of this style, although fortunately new players like Mayer are carrying on the tradition of oddball tennis. Let's face it though, at the moment someone like Soderling is the future of tennis, on fast courts at least.

Another well used 3-minutes :clap2:

Sjengster
11-27-2004, 12:21 AM
I try my best, although the verbiage may be off-putting to some.

KarstenBraasch#1
11-27-2004, 01:30 AM
Davide is great, apart from his choking.

He has to keep playing, we have already lost Pozzi. :sad:

Pea
11-27-2004, 01:50 AM
We all know that there is only one man who is become Death, the Destroyer of Tennis, and he is now the most successful tennis Olympian in history. Makes you think, dunnit?

You're so bad.:haha:

tennischick
11-27-2004, 02:07 AM
Davide is great, apart from his choking.

He has to keep playing, we have already lost Pozzi. :sad:
Gianluca Pozzi :kiss: i miss him so...:sad:

federer express
11-27-2004, 02:14 AM
lots of fans of the italian boys i see

CooCooCachoo
11-27-2004, 06:15 AM
Can we get this troll evacuated to WTAworld, please? :smash:

Ferrero Forever
11-27-2004, 07:16 AM
I've only watched one of his matches, and it happened to be against Nadal at the Madrd Masters. I took an instant dislike to him. And i don't know much about his past history, but he seemed to suck pretty bad. Sorry to any of his fans but thats just how I feel.

CooCooCachoo
11-27-2004, 07:20 AM
I am not a fan, but he was a very very good player a few years back. Like Sjengster said, his run in Milan was great. A mediocre player could not have pulled that off. But of course, his time to go has come, it seems :p

Ferrero Forever
11-27-2004, 07:24 AM
I had never heard of him before, but to beat Ferrero, El-Aynoui and Escude is a mean feat, so i suppose he deserves credit for that. And to whoever said about the opposition being reminded of retirement, that was very very funny. Poor Nadal, he has so many years left in him and was made to see him, hehehe.

CooCooCachoo
11-27-2004, 07:33 AM
I had never heard of him before, but to beat Ferrero, El-Aynoui and Escude is a mean feat, so i suppose he deserves credit for that. And to whoever said about the opposition being reminded of retirement, that was very very funny. Poor Nadal, he has so many years left in him and was made to see him, hehehe.

:o

You know, he stayed in the Top 100 for quite a while.

CooCooCachoo
11-27-2004, 07:35 AM
This year he still beat Olympic Champion Nicolas Massu, Mariano Zabaleta, Jarkko Nieminen, Stefan Koubek. Took Söderling and Stepanek to three sets, Verkerk and Haas to two tough sets.

Ferrero Forever
11-27-2004, 07:38 AM
wow, didn't know that either, i don't really follow his career so i shouldn't have made a conclusion about him. I will take everything I said back about him

CooCooCachoo
11-27-2004, 11:30 AM
:yeah: :)

Experimentee
11-27-2004, 02:18 PM
I saw him a few years back, still dont think hes a very good player. Just because he was top 100 for a few years and had good wins doesnt mean he's necessarily very good, I suppose it depends on what you consider good. Most players in the top 100 have had at least some good wins in their career, particularly older players.