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Paul Goldstein

Scotso
04-21-2005, 04:41 AM
I don't know about anyone else, but I'm a huge fan of Paul and have been for some time. In fact, I think he was one of my first favorites on the men's tour.

He just lost a heartbreaker today I think it was 5-7 in the third in Houston, but making the second round was great for him.

He's a talented guy! I hope he continues to have improved success.

Any other Paul fans?

Scotso
04-21-2005, 04:47 AM
Lucky girl.

Scotso
04-21-2005, 05:46 AM
Well I'd love to go on a date with Paul, but I doubt he would go for that. And I AM Jewish :bounce:

IMO, Paul's a stud.

Scotso
04-21-2005, 05:46 AM
Nevertheless, that's a neat story :wavey:

Fee
04-21-2005, 08:41 PM
I am a big fan of Paul too (he was in my signature for ages). He really won me over when I saw him play Andy in Houston back in 2003. He never gave up, chased everything down, and refused to be intimidated by Andy. I was so impressed that I tracked Paul down later that evening just so I could talk to him and tell him all of that. I just saw him at Indian Wells a few weeks ago and he said hello and told me he remembered me after all that time. That was very cool. I hope I get to see him again some time, and see him play again too. He's a very decent man.

Deboogle!.
04-21-2005, 11:31 PM
I guess I'm a fan... I haven't really gotten to see him play, except last year in Houston and I thought he seemed like a cool guy :) He seems like a real hard worker and stuff, too, which is nice:) Maybe he'll play the LA tourney and I'll be sure to check him out again!

He never gave up, chased everything down, and refused to be intimidated by Andy. He did the same to Andy in San Jose this year, no? Very impressive :)

binkygirl
04-22-2005, 01:07 AM
Didn't he get married last year to his college sweetheart?

Scotso
04-22-2005, 01:38 AM
Didn't he get married last year to his college sweetheart?

Say it ain't so! :sad:

Deboogle!.
04-22-2005, 02:12 AM
yeah, it is so. I remember reading about it when it happened, and here's from the Tallahassee paper a couple weeks ago
-----------------------------------
Goldstein's journey crosses Tallahassee

By St. Clair Murraine

DEMOCRAT STAFF WRITER


Paul Goldstein's seven-year professional tennis career has been sort of a roller-coaster ride lately. Sometimes more than he cared to experience.

Last year was one of those times for the former teenage sensation. But Goldstein is trying to turn things around after marrying the woman he'd dated for nine years. Marriage and a rejuvenated desire to regain a top 100 ranking have Goldstein taking a new attitude.

He puts it to the test this week when he begins play as the No.7 seed in the Tallahassee Challenger, which begins a six-day runs Monday at Forestmeadows. Now that he's no longer a bachelor he has more reason to stay focused on the $7,200 prize that goes to the singles winner.

"I'm not just responsible for myself (any more), but for my wife and future family," said Goldstein, who left Tallahassee with the title the last time he played in this challenger two years ago. "Every time I step on the court I'm measuring myself."

The 29-year-old is fast approaching the peak years of his career. There's still plenty of time, though, for Goldstein to make his mark, said Dwayne Hultquist, who coaches the FSU men's tennis team.

"Paul is a great player and he's proven himself in college," Hultquist said. "I don't think that the four years (in college) takes anything off your game. I think what makes it hard is when you get older and move on to other things.

"Paul has gotten married (but) it doesn't mean he can't be successful."

Goldstein's plans to marry Abbie McBridge kept him from defending his title last year. When the couple got married, Goldstein was in the midst of a year during which his ranking plummeted from 110th to 200th in the world.

Goldstein said he even considered retiring, but his wife pushed him to play.

"She's very supportive," he said. "I feel at this stage I'm just trying to play (but) there is not much value in just going through the experience any more. I've got to perform."

He believes he could perform successfully even with the added pressure that comes with trying to win so that he'd be financially secure for his family.

This year, he has earned more than $34,000 on the challenger circuit. His biggest purse was $7,200 in January when he won the Waikoloa in Hawaii for a second time, beating Cecil Mamiit in the final.

It's his only title in five tournaments this year, but Goldstein is encouraged.

"When you're playing well, it's rewarding and fulfilling," he said. "As long as I'm playing this well I'm going to keep playing if I'm having good success."

Success was mostly what Goldstein had in the first two years after he graduated from Stanford. He won a career-best 20 matches on the ATP circuit and finished 2000 with his second top 100 ranking in a row.

He also earned a career-best $258,043 in 2000, when he made the third round at Wimbledon for the second year in a row.

That was expected of Goldstein, who in 1994 was the first in 45 years to win back-to-back titles at the USTA Boys 18s Championship. Expectations grew after he left Stanford as the first player to lead his team to four NCAA titles.

But Goldstein found over the last few years that he has to toil his way to the top. He played entry-level pro tournaments that earned him ATP points while in college. His decision to play at Stanford while earning a degree in human biology stunned tennis observers who expected him to skip college. So he turned pro without much fanfare.

"I don't know what's the public's expectations of me," he said "but I don't need the fanfare."

But he just might end up as the center of attention if he's successful at turning his game around.

smucav
06-17-2005, 05:07 AM
Goldstein in the NYT:

Have Racket, Will Travel for Ticket to the Show (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/17/sports/tennis/17tennis.html)

Fee
06-17-2005, 11:33 AM
Looks like Paul is going to be in the W. main draw, even if he loses his final qualie round (playing right now). There are two spots, and he is currently in the second spot. Hope he can make something happen if he does get in.

(Is it my imagination, or have a few posts disappeared from this thread?)

smucav
06-18-2005, 03:52 AM
Looks like Paul is going to be in the W. main draw, even if he loses his final qualie round (playing right now). There are two spots, and he is currently in the second spot. Hope he can make something happen if he does get in.He was placed in the draw v. #33 Olivier Rochus.

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=1851483&postcount=76

Fee
06-20-2005, 09:54 PM
Goldstein in the NYT:

Have Racket, Will Travel for Ticket to the Show (http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/17/sports/tennis/17tennis.html)


This is a very good article, by the way. I finally got around to reading it. Thanks for the link.

smucav
06-20-2005, 10:37 PM
This is a very good article, by the way. I finally got around to reading it. Thanks for the link.Poor Goldstein, still playing so he can qualify for the pension plan.

Fee
06-21-2005, 12:07 AM
This is the guy who should be getting wildcards into US tournaments, not Donald Young.

smucav
06-21-2005, 01:41 AM
This is the guy who should be getting wildcards into US tournaments, not Donald Young.I'm not sure I would agree with that. I'm totally against Donald Young hogging up all the U.S. wild cards this year, but in principle I agree with the USTA trying to help out young players, instead of journeymen (I just think they should be helping out 18 year-olds who showed promise in the juniors & are full-time pros rather than over-hyped 15 year-olds.) Sure exceptions should be made for players like James Blake (who isn't a journeyman in any sense), but generally if a player hasn't taken advantage of his opportunities (wild cards, etc.) by the time he's 21-22 (maybe a little older if he stayed in college), he shouldn't continue to get freebies (prize money, points) at the expense of younger players. I have nothing against Goldstein, but he & his peers got their fair share of wild cards when they were younger & it's time for someone else to have a chance (not Donald Young).

Scotso
06-21-2005, 01:44 AM
What's the point in giving WCs to young players that are going to get clobbered? I don't think it helps them.

Paul is a good player, he'd put them to good use.

Go PAUL! Hopefully he'll do well here at Wimby :D

smucav
06-22-2005, 02:56 PM
This is a very good article, by the way. I finally got around to reading it. Thanks for the link.Chris Fowler had one of the Goldstein bobbleheads in the ESPN2 studio this morning. Taylor Dent was jealous he didn't have one.

Fee
06-22-2005, 03:01 PM
Bet they don't look a thing like him, but I want one anyway.

Deboogle!.
06-22-2005, 05:59 PM
Bet they don't look a thing like him, but I want one anyway.No they don't, not at all. :lol:

Scotso
06-26-2005, 10:46 PM
No they don't, but I want one too. I want him to sign it. Maybe he'll play qualifying at Washington since he's from there? :D

I think I'm going :bounce:

Scotso
07-08-2005, 03:45 AM
Paul in the semifinals of Newport! :bounce:

I really wish I could go see him.

Deboogle!.
07-08-2005, 04:54 AM
his semi will be on Fox Sports on Saturday:)

Fee
07-08-2005, 06:13 AM
:woohoo:

Now I need to go find a tape. How often is Paul on TV?

Scotso
07-08-2005, 03:38 PM
I think I've seen him ONCE. :lol: It was at the US Open a LONG time ago.

And thanks for the heads up... Fox Sports can be really odd so I'm not sure if I'll actually get it... but I'm hoping so :D

smucav
07-08-2005, 04:11 PM
A MINOR SENSATION: EX-STANFORD TENNIS PLAYER SHARES CHALLENGER TITLES RECORD (http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/sports/12083402.htm?source=rss&channel=mercurynews_sports)

Deboogle!.
07-08-2005, 05:11 PM
Fox Sports is odd b/c it's got different regional versions, not like ESPN which is the same nationwide. For example in LA I get Fox Sports West and Fox Sports West 2. There's also a Fox Sports Bay Area. When I was home, I remember watching Newport on FSN New England. It's just bizarre.


oh and I'm pretty sure I've never ever seen Paul on TV. Saw him in person last year though lol

Fee
07-08-2005, 05:14 PM
KBF, run a search at http://tv.yahoo.com (keyword tennis) and it will tell you which Fox Sports you get and what time they will show tennis (some of their affiliates do it on tape if there's a baseball game to show).

S., thanks for the article. I want a bobblehead doll!!!!

ae wowww
07-08-2005, 07:45 PM
I want one too :D I have Serena and Lindsay... where can we find them :D eBay??

Fee
07-08-2005, 08:41 PM
Don't know if they are actually being sold yet, but if I get one, I'll try to get one for you too. I think Blake has one now too, check his website (jamesblaketennis.com). Is Andy's still available?

Scotso
07-09-2005, 02:40 AM
KBF, run a search at http://tv.yahoo.com (keyword tennis) and it will tell you which Fox Sports you get and what time they will show tennis (some of their affiliates do it on tape if there's a baseball game to show).

It says I'll get it but it's often wrong. Like it says I get Phillies games :D but I don't :sad:

But I'm going to be tuning in at 2pm to see if Paul's on there. If he is, I'll probably faint and miss it. ;)

Btw, why did someone delete those first posts in this forum? I look schizo lol

Scotso
07-09-2005, 06:02 PM
It's on :banana:

Fee
07-09-2005, 08:38 PM
Well, that was an interesting match, and it reminded me why I like Paul. He tried to chase down everything, and he never gave up. Vince picked it up in the second set and Paul kind of tapered off, but I think Paul will have a good week in Aptos coming up. The surface is more to his liking and he won't be too far from home. Go Paul!

Scotso
07-10-2005, 12:07 AM
He's from Washington DC :p ;)

It was still nice to see him play again, even if he lost.

Fee
07-10-2005, 02:31 AM
I know where he's from, but he now lives in the SF Bay area with his wife, so :p backatcha! :lol:

Fee
07-14-2005, 04:31 AM
I spoke to Paul on Tuesday. He came down to Aptos to get checked so that he could avoid the fine for his late withdrawal (wrist soreness, he should be okay for Indy). He said that so far the USTA has only made 5 bobblehead dolls, but he has requested 6 for his family, etc. I asked him for 3 for me. We'll see what happens. Got a picture with him this time, so I hope it comes out (won't know for a while though, still have more than 20 pictures on that roll). He said he may play the Bronx or Binghampton Challengers later this summer just to see if he can get the record, but after that he may be done with Challengers for a while because his ranking is so high now.

Scotso
07-14-2005, 09:49 PM
So you think he'll speak with me in DC? ;)

I want a bobblehead, too. I want him to autograph it.

Fee
07-14-2005, 11:59 PM
So you think he'll speak with me in DC? ;)

I want a bobblehead, too. I want him to autograph it.

I don't know, are you scary? ;)

We've spoken before so he recognized me. Still not sure if he actually knows my name now, can't remember. One of the 3 dolls I requested is reserved for you, just in case you couldn't get your own. I told him I wanted mine signed too. He wasn't sure if there would be a place to sign it because he still hasn't seen one yet.

From what I've seen, he's a pretty friendly, relaxed guy so yes, he'll probably talk to you. But don't drool in front of him ;)

Scotso
07-15-2005, 11:20 PM
I'm not scary at all, I look like an innocent little 14 year old boy.

And I don't drool :p He's married anyway :angel:

Scotso
07-15-2005, 11:21 PM
Oh and thanks for thinking of me re: the bobblehead :D

Scotso
07-18-2005, 12:46 AM
Well :sad:

I won't be able to go to the DC tournament until Monday now. I'll probably be in DC for the entire 7 days of the main tournament, but I'll only go to the later rounds if people I like are still in it. My sister has to leave town that weekend and since I'm staying with her, I just can't go until Sunday night. So, I won't be able to see the qualifying :( I'm seriously on my knees praying that they give Paul a WC or someone withdraws so that he makes the main draw. I really want to see him play. I would have loved to go to qualifying but it just doesn't seem possible now.

Too bad I'll miss the best part of the tournament. Hopefully I'll still be able to see Karol around and meet him and Paul!

Still, it's likely that Paul will make the main draw, right?

Scotso
07-19-2005, 01:07 AM
My mom is being awesome. I might get to make it to qualifying after all. She's trying so hard to make it happen.

Fee
07-23-2005, 05:16 PM
Paul got a wildcard into Los Angeles! :yippee:

The draw is in the Tournament forum.

Deboogle!.
07-24-2005, 03:03 AM
I'll try my hardest to see Paul's match against Saulnier, and if he wins I'll for sure see him play against either Ancic or Srichaphan:D

Scotso
07-24-2005, 02:12 PM
Hopefully Paul will get a WC into DC as well :D

Scotso
07-25-2005, 11:41 AM
Paul is now ranked #70... one spot away from his career high ranking of #69 :worship:

Keep going, Paul! :D

jmgsdoubsprtnr
07-25-2005, 06:04 PM
nice job Paul! i've got some pictures to post later. if not soon, then at least by the time i get back to school (august 28th)

Scotso
07-25-2005, 08:33 PM
Paul won today 6-4 6-4 :woohoo:

That should probably be enough to put him at a career high. I would think. Maybe. :confused:

Go Paul! :D

Fee
07-25-2005, 11:11 PM
:banana:

and part of me still wishes I was in LA this week.... :sad:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
07-26-2005, 02:18 AM
wow! :eek: what's with this guy?! all of a sudden, he comes out of nowhere! good for him! i'd love to see him keep winning!

Deboogle!.
07-26-2005, 06:36 AM
I saw the first part of Paul's first set (til it was 5-4 I think)... he was totally dominant, IMO. He was getting free points on his serve, Saulnier was making a lot of errors, and Paul was scrambling. Looked very good, I thought. :)

Scotso
08-03-2005, 03:36 AM
I saw Paul's first round match... and his first doubles match ;)

Tomorrow I'm going to be going to his match against Paradorn, too. I also got a picture with him :bounce:

Scotso
08-04-2005, 06:11 AM
REally heartbreaking loss by Paul tonight :sad:

I hope he bounces back quickly.

Fee
08-11-2005, 01:56 AM
Well, Paul pulled out of Montreal qualies, and now he's apparently pulled out of Cincy qualies. Any idea what's happened to him? Did he look injured in his last match? I can't imagine he would just take this time off and give up the chance to earn these points and this kind of prize money.

Scotso
08-11-2005, 04:01 AM
No, he didn't look injured. I think he might just be in a really bad mood. It's really sad, Paul could have picked up a lot of points :sad:

ae wowww
08-22-2005, 08:08 AM
Paul will play the USO with Jim Thomas (USA) :D Should be a fun pairing, they've played a a lot together in the past, including some very successful college tennis :D :yeah:

Fee
08-22-2005, 05:15 PM
Jim is an honorary Jew for a few weeks, playing with Justin and then Paul. Mozeltov! (or however its spelled...)

ae wowww
08-22-2005, 09:03 PM
Jim is an honorary Jew for a few weeks, playing with Justin and then Paul. Mozeltov! (or however its spelled...)

I'm sure Jim would be happy to hear that :D The skull cap should just about cover that ever-increasing bald patch! Just as long as the Pope doesn't find out :lol:!

Deboogle!.
08-22-2005, 11:20 PM
Mazel Tov ;)

ae wowww
08-22-2005, 11:42 PM
Oish, it's getting pretty religious in here :D

http://www.smileyworld.com/dictionary/images/smileys/Religion/jewish_star.gif

Scotso
08-22-2005, 11:51 PM
I'm a proud member of Paul's Jew Crew.

Deboogle!.
08-23-2005, 01:48 AM
:haha: :rocker2:

Fee
08-23-2005, 02:34 AM
Oh, feel the love. I'm getting verklempt.

ae wowww
08-29-2005, 09:43 PM
USO Doubles Draw released: Paul & Jimbo face number 3 seeds Knowles/Nestor in the first round. May play Wednesday/Thursday this week.

Scotso
08-29-2005, 11:33 PM
Wonderful :rolleyes:

ae wowww
08-30-2005, 06:55 AM
KBF, no biggie, they'll pull it out :yeah:

Scotso
08-30-2005, 11:37 PM
Not a great day for me.

Paul and Karol lost. Pf.

ae wowww
08-31-2005, 08:35 AM
Bad luck in the singles, Paul :sad: Pull it out in the doubles :D!

Jim and Paul are fifth (and final) match on Court 11 today, from an 11am local time start. This is going to be a great match, IMO! :banana:

Scotso
09-01-2005, 01:37 AM
They won :o

ae wowww
09-01-2005, 07:46 AM
;) What did I tell you, KBF :D?!

simpletennis
09-29-2005, 05:43 AM
i've seen him play at the SAP Open this year. he played against andy. he had his standford "crew" cheering him on

Scotso
09-29-2005, 08:17 AM
Yay Paul's thread is bumped :bounce:

Scotso
09-29-2005, 08:25 PM
Here's a really, really bad picture of me with Paul that I got this year in Washington, DC.

Yay, Paul! Such a nice guy.

Scotso
10-11-2005, 12:31 PM
Paul won his first round in Moscow today :bounce:

Fee
10-11-2005, 02:38 PM
Yay Paul!

I just saw that picture of you two. That is just so cute!

Deboogle!.
10-11-2005, 02:44 PM
:yeah: My friend said he remembers him from juniors and that he was a really nice guy :)

Fee
11-05-2005, 10:47 PM
Paul will play Frank Dancevic in the finals of the Boston Challenger tomorrow. I wonder if he wins, will that be the record for most wins on the US Challenger Circuit? He was supposed to get that at some point this year.

Deboogle!.
11-05-2005, 11:11 PM
:banana: yay Paul!

Yes, I think he had to win one more to set the record :)

ae wowww
11-06-2005, 06:45 AM
Good luck with getting that record PG :D! What's that, a college boy breaking records?

Scotso
11-06-2005, 02:41 PM
go Goldie! :bounce:

Deboogle!.
11-07-2005, 04:04 AM
Paul's win in Boston this past week moved him up to 68 in the rankings - that's only 4 off his career high 64 earlier this year :D A strong end of the season could get him above that, since he's not defending much :D :D :D

Fee
11-07-2005, 06:06 AM
Goldstein becomes the Crash Davis of professional tennis

11/7/05 0:50 AM

Tennis now has its own Crash Davis.

Paul Goldstein, 29, of San Francisco, defeated Canada’s Frank Dancevic, 5-7, 7-5, 6-3, in the final of the USTA / ADTECH Challenger in Boston Sunday to capture his 26th career USTA Pro Circuit title, becoming the Crash Davis of tennis.

“I like being called the ‘Crash Davis’ of tennis,” said Goldstein, who earned $10,800 along with the Boston title. “It means that I have won a lot of matches, a lot of titles, and have been out here for a long time doing what I love.“

Goldstein was tied with Mark Merklein for most singles (11), doubles (14) and career (25) men’s title on the USTA Pro Circuit, the minor leagues of professional tennis in the United States consisting of Futures and Challengers with purses ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. The USTA Pro Circuit began in 1979 to provide players an opportunity to earn ranking points outside of tour-level events.

The USTA presented Goldstein with his own commemorative bobble head doll to recognize the accomplishment.

Ranked No. 81 in the world, Goldstein will look to extend his record at the $75,000 Music City Challenger in Nashville next week, where he will be the No. 1 seed. This summer, he eclipsed $1 million in career earnings and collected his biggest paycheck, $50,000, for reaching the US Open men’s doubles semifinals with former college teammate Jim Thomas.

Goldstein had an outstanding amateur career during which he won consecutive USTA Boys’ 18s national titles (1993-94) and became the only player in the history of collegiate tennis to be part of four NCAA championship teams. He ended his amateur career in the 1998 NCAA singles final, losing to Stanford teammate Bob Bryan.

http://www.usta.com/protennis/fullstory.sps?iNewsid=268793&itype=921&icategoryid=200

Scotso
11-07-2005, 12:11 PM
Congratulations, Paul! :D

ae wowww
11-07-2005, 05:13 PM
The USTA presented Goldstein with his own commemorative bobble head doll to recognize the accomplishment.


:yeah:

cobalt60
11-07-2005, 05:16 PM
I want a bobble head! Oh no another collector piece ;) Man I wish I could have stayed Friday night to see him in the QF's :(

Scotso
11-07-2005, 09:19 PM
I want a bobble head, too. Signed.

It would make my year. :p

CooCooCachoo
01-13-2006, 12:19 PM
Hello :wavey:

I want to bring to your attention the existence of Pick-Your-Winner [PYW]. This game is a popularity contest in which you can vote for your favourite players. Every tournament we start with the actual draw (or qualifying draw) and every match is won by the most popular player, using real-life scorelines.

Because Paul will also play in some tournaments, I thought you might want to vote! If you want to vote (it's fun!), check the Tournament Forums for current matches and keep checking

:wavey:

____________________
Martijn & Your PYW Team

Fee
01-17-2006, 05:22 AM
Paul def Novak Djokovic 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. :yippee:

He will play Tommy Haas next.

ae wowww
01-17-2006, 03:58 PM
:yippee: Paul :D I saw the result, very happy w that!

Jim & Paul play Carsten Ball & Andrew Coelho (Aus WC pairing) tomorrow on Court 11 :yeah:

tennisforumsname
02-16-2006, 08:34 AM
i just watched him play a 1st round match against Hewitt at the SAP open.. he lost, 4-6, 2-6, but it looked like he was going to beat him for a while. he came up with some good shots. good to see him back, he seems like a nice guy. :)

ae wowww
02-22-2006, 08:11 PM
Goldie just defeated Scoville Jenkins 63 64 in Memphis, in the first round.

Deboogle!.
03-03-2006, 11:35 PM
Paul is in the semis in Vegas! :woohoo:

jackieglover
03-04-2006, 12:03 AM
He's going to beat Hewitt. He looked real comfortable out there against Robbie and Vince and looks like he was the more consistent player against X in these harsh conditions (I'm guessing as I was asleep and didn't see the match :p )

cobalt60
03-04-2006, 01:27 AM
Oh man- may he continue to do well this college grad :haha:

16681
03-04-2006, 04:31 AM
I don't mind that he is doing well I just wish he wouldn't have taken so much vCash from me :sad: I just couldn't seem to believe that he was going to just keep right on winning!

am&a
03-04-2006, 04:49 AM
you do realise vcash isn't real money, right?

jackieglover
03-05-2006, 12:12 AM
you do realise vcash isn't real money, right?

What??? :sobbing:

Was a good tourney for Paul, don't really know why he tried to get so aggressive the last two sets, that set up everything for Lleyton. :mad:

Papakori
03-05-2006, 02:30 PM
http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/4148/goldstein11ur.jpg
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/7503/goldstein29le.jpg
http://img382.imageshack.us/img382/8462/goldstein36nc.jpg

jackieglover
03-07-2006, 10:13 PM
Will probably play Andre in round 2. I see him beating Beto in round 1.

jackieglover
03-10-2006, 07:43 PM
Goldie takes care of Beto 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. :yeah:

Fee
03-10-2006, 08:01 PM
Excellent! Yay Paul!

16681
03-12-2006, 02:30 AM
Paul has really been playing well lately. It is good to see some of the other American players winning :)

16681
03-13-2006, 01:29 AM
Too bad for Paul :sad: Andre beat him 6-4, 4-6, and 6-2. I was in the scoring thread at the time this Match was going on and from what people said Andre acted up awful :eek: I think Andre needs to retire. His mind thinks he can still play tennis, but his body has worn out. And I think that is really what upsets him, but he won't say that so it becomes the rain, etc. :sad:

16681
03-17-2006, 07:07 PM
Good Luck to Paul in Miami!!!

16681
03-23-2006, 11:06 PM
I'm sorry Justin had to retire, but at least Paul will continue in the Tournament.

16681
03-25-2006, 03:28 AM
Paul lost, but it was a great effort against Nalbandian.
The score was 3-6, 7-5, and 7-6.

Deboogle!.
03-25-2006, 03:28 AM
Paul came SO SO close to beating Nalbandian tonight, he had MPs at 5*-4 in the 2nd at 40-15 and was twice up a break in the third :( :( :(

16681
03-31-2006, 04:02 AM
Paul is in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship. So Good Luck to him ;)

Deboogle!.
03-31-2006, 04:40 AM
Paul is also starting his clay season at River Oaks ;)

16681
04-04-2006, 03:47 PM
Paul is also starting his clay season at River Oaks ;)
That sounds like it is going to be a very nice event :cool: But it is too far for me to get to :sad:

16681
04-09-2006, 10:30 PM
Paul is playing Janko Tipsarevic (SCG) for his 1st Round in Houston. Good Luck Paul ;)

16681
04-10-2006, 05:25 PM
As of 04/10/06 the ATP site shows Paul is ranked #64 which is up one position ;)

cobalt60
04-14-2006, 07:35 PM
Into the Houston SF's having beaten Montanes. :)

Deboogle!.
04-14-2006, 07:50 PM
:woohoo: He'll reach a career-high rank next week I'm sure, and he has a great chance to make the final I think!
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Goldstein looks for that big break at U.S. Clay Court
By DALE ROBERTSON
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle

Paul Goldstein is tennis' Crash Davis, the king of the "minor leagues." Last year he set the all-time record for Challenger circuit singles and doubles titles with 26.

But this fact does not impress him. He does not want to be Crash Davis, of Bull Durham fame. He wants to make it in The Show, which is to say on the ATP Tour, playing against the big boys and beating them on a regular basis.

"I'm knocking on 60's door," Goldstein, referring to his current career-high ranking of 64, which earned him the No. 7 seed in the U.S. Clay Court Championships at Westside Tennis Club. "But I'm not satisfied. I want more."

Even though, as he noted, "I'm also knocking on 30's door."

That reference was to his age. He hits the big three-oh in early August, so time is of the essence for him.

In this, what he calls the second chapter of his seven-year pro career, Goldstein might be on the cusp of catching his dream, and this tournament suddenly presents him with an intriguing opportunity. His half of the draw has collapsed. He's its only seed left.

James Blake. Gone. Robby Ginepri. Gone. Luis Horna. Gone. Juan Monaco. Gone.

Paul Goldstein. Not gone. He easily beat countryman Scoville Jenkins 6-4, 6-1 on Thursday.

American flavor

Remarkably, even with Blake and Ginepri vanquished, half of the surviving eight players are American, although Mardy Fish and Vince Spadea received free passes into the quarterfinals against each other today. Fish didn't have to hit a ball to get past Rainer Schuettler, who couldn't answer the bell because of a debilitating digestive ailment. And Spadea's opponent, the entertaining fourth seed, Marcos Baghdatis, had to retire early in the second set because of lower back pain.

The 20-year-old Cypriot lost the first set 6-2 and had dropped three consecutive games in the second when, after a second session with ATP trainer Clay Sniteman, he decided to retire. He had endured a long weekend of Davis Cup play in Bulgaria, then a grueling trip to Houston that began with a 3 a.m. departure from his hotel Sunday.

"Maybe it's a sign that I need to take some time off," Baghdatis said. "I have been working very hard since the Australian (Open, where he was runner-up to Roger Federer). I was feeling this before the match."

The tournament suffered another blow late Thursday when the popular, top-seeded Bryans, Bob and Mike, were beaten in the new super-tiebreaker 10-7 by Michael Kohlmann and Alexander Waske.

Next up: Montanes

Goldstein's quarterfinal hurdle will be Spain's Albert Montanes, who won just as easily over Tomas Behrend 6-2, 6-3. Nominally — or, better, numerically — Goldstein has become the favorite to make the final, something he has never done at the ATP level. But despite the mass carnage around him, he's a long way from pronouncing himself the favorite. Why? Montanes for starters. The Spaniard, not surprisingly, loves the clay. So does his countryman Fernando Vicente, who bounced Frenchman Antony Dupuis, 6-2, 7-5.

On the dirt, Goldstein has never gone further than he is now. But he's also never been better equipped, mentally and physically, to take the next step. He calls his recent ranking renaissance, a long slog back from below 200, "the product of a lot of hard work, and that's what I'm the proudest of."

ae wowww
04-14-2006, 10:26 PM
Thanks, Deb :D Best of luck to Paul in achieving his goals!

16681
04-16-2006, 06:26 AM
Melzer defeated Paul 6-3 and 6-4 in Houston :sad: But it was a good job for Paul to reach the Semi-Finals ;)

16681
04-17-2006, 05:46 PM
As of 04/17/06 the ATP site shows Paul as being ranked #61 which is up 3 positions ;)

Deboogle!.
04-17-2006, 05:55 PM
Darn, not into the top 60 yet. But still, career-high ranking!!!!! :woohoo:

16681
04-17-2006, 10:26 PM
Darn, not into the top 60 yet. But still, career-high ranking!!!!! :woohoo:
Congrats to Paul for his career-high ranking ;) Lets hope he can move up even more :D

Deboogle!.
04-17-2006, 11:52 PM
yes, a MAZEL TOV is indeed called for :)

Deboogle!.
04-24-2006, 12:20 AM
Well now an EXTRA Mazel Tov is in order because Paul FINALLY made it into the top 60 in next week's rankings :D:D:D

cobalt60
04-24-2006, 12:22 AM
:woohoo:

16681
04-24-2006, 04:25 AM
As of 04/24/06 the ATP Site shows Paul is ranked at #58 which is up 3 positions ;)

16681
05-01-2006, 05:42 AM
As of 05/01/06 the ATP Site shows Paul's ranking at #61 which is down 3 positions :sad:

cobalt60
06-20-2006, 11:51 AM
Won in Nottingham! 6-1 7-5 over Moodie.:)

ae wowww
06-20-2006, 01:05 PM
Paul was too strong for Wes, well done bud :D Plays Feliciano Lopez in the 2nd round.

Deboogle!.
06-20-2006, 02:17 PM
:banana: :banana: Nice grass win.

Scotso
06-20-2006, 06:38 PM
awesome win for Paul :D

binkygirl
08-08-2006, 06:26 AM
Paul played very well in LA!!!! Go Paul!!!

Scotso
08-09-2006, 03:03 AM
Yes, he did.... I wish he had done that well in D.C. instead. Oh well, let's hope he gets a good draw at the US Open and does some damage there.

cobalt60
02-27-2007, 10:04 PM
Thanks to Deb for this piece of blogging history. Paul is one of the bloggers on the Tennis Channel Open website along with Andy Ram/Yoni Erlich. Wow 3 jewish guys blogging in Vegas;)

Anyway I thought just like his last blog- this guy is charming and full of class. Check it our:yeah:
http://www.tennischannelopen.com/blogs/goldstein.aspx

jole
03-04-2007, 05:06 PM
Yes, Paul is very charming and well-spoken. It was cool seeing him so much on TTC this week. :)

ae wowww
03-04-2007, 07:44 PM
Really enjoyed reading the blog this week, very good stuff from Paul..

Scotso
03-08-2007, 04:43 AM
Good luck Paul in Indian Wells :worship:

Time for him to kick some ass again.

Scotso
03-21-2007, 09:54 PM
Paul Goldstein def. Ryan Sweeting 6-2 2-6 6-3 in Miami. :yeah:

cobalt60
05-20-2007, 12:41 AM
Paul won the Forest Hills challenger. A walk over which is a lousy way to win but a win none the less.

Scotso
06-08-2007, 05:22 PM
And soon (or maybe already?) he will be a daddy. :D He's going to make a wonderful father.

Sean.J.S.
07-14-2007, 09:41 AM
:wavey:

Paul's one of my old favourites. I have only seen him play once or twice, but have always enjoyed to see him doing well in tournaments. :D

Sean.J.S.
07-20-2007, 04:22 AM
Well, Paul just lost to Blake in LA, 6-0 1-6 7-5, and he had a MP. :(

Deboogle!.
07-20-2007, 04:27 AM
:bigcry:

xpress0h
07-20-2007, 06:29 AM
paul played well in the second and third set despite the first set.. blake just haaappened to hit some amazing shots towards the end of the match

ae wowww
07-20-2007, 12:21 PM
And soon (or maybe already?) he will be a daddy. :D He's going to make a wonderful father.

Yep, Paul had his daughter now :)

A good win over Garcia this week, and tough luck against Blake.

Deboogle!.
01-02-2008, 06:10 AM
Has Paul retired?? :awww: In the AO Features they're doing on TTC, his little label is "Former ATP Pro"

:awww:

Scotso
01-03-2008, 03:12 AM
I hadn't heard that he was going to... but now that he's a daddy. :shrug:

I hope he hasn't. :sad:

Deboogle!.
01-03-2008, 03:21 AM
Yeah I hadn't heard/read anything either.... :awww:

Fee
01-03-2008, 05:17 AM
Maybe the show was produced by the same people who got all the player names wrong for the ATP university bit?

I saw Paul oh so briefly in October at the Sacramento Challenger. We didn't speak, he just waved at me across the room and when I went back to find him, he was gone. At the time, he was nursing a hip injury. Let me ask around and see if I can get any news.

Scotso
01-30-2008, 08:09 PM
So have you found anything out? :sad:

I'll be devastated if he retired. My favorites shouldn't be allowed to do that.

Deboogle!.
01-30-2008, 08:10 PM
I searched around and didn't find anything in any news anywhere :( But the fact that he's not playing any events even in the US isn't encouraging :awww:

There's a couple articles about a charity event he's doing with some other players this weekend in Ohio, but they don't mention him as being retired

edit: found this from last summer:awww: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4176/is_20070828/ai_n19488807

StatBoy3
03-25-2008, 05:47 AM
Looks like Paul did retire: http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2008-02-24/387.php

Good luck, Paul. :wavey:

Fee
03-26-2008, 03:11 AM
Yeah, he did officially. Here is the blurb from the ATP Player's Weekly, dated Feb 11, 2008:

Paul Goldstein announced his retirement from professional tennis last week. Paul will start working with a clean energy company in the San Francisco Bay Area. He reached a career high No. 58 in singles (Apr 2006) and No. 40 in doubles (Feb 2007). Paul has served in the Player Council since July 2006.

It's a shame that he has not gotten more press for this, he was a good player and he's a very decent man.

Deboogle!.
03-26-2008, 03:44 AM
:awww:

cobalt60
03-27-2008, 12:19 AM
Yeah, he did officially. Here is the blurb from the ATP Player's Weekly, dated Feb 11, 2008:

Paul Goldstein announced his retirement from professional tennis last week. Paul will start working with a clean energy company in the San Francisco Bay Area. He reached a career high No. 58 in singles (Apr 2006) and No. 40 in doubles (Feb 2007). Paul has served in the Player Council since July 2006.

It's a shame that he has not gotten more press for this, he was a good player and he's a very decent man.

:( to the news

Deboogle!.
08-10-2008, 12:45 AM
Paul is playing Washington DC Doubles this coming week, he got a WC with John Isner! :eek: :D

10K Futures Qualifier
08-31-2008, 04:22 AM
So Paul is still on the tour if he is playing doubles. Obviously since he was never had a rank that was always in the top 100 he didn't have enough prize money to retire on. Or is this a family business.

Deboogle!.
08-31-2008, 04:51 AM
No, I think Paul has retired and just played this one-off doubles match near home. I don't think playing one doubles match is gonna make him enough money to retire on. I'm sure he's ok, he's a very smart man and will bes uccessful in all endeavors he attempts I am sure.

Fee
08-31-2008, 06:02 PM
Exactly. That one doubles match didn't mean anything. Scott Humphries has played the odd doubles match here and there since he reitred.