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No more brazilians in top 100

shotgun
10-03-2005, 06:19 PM
I know many of you don't give a shit, but brazilian tennis is in a coma. With Mello losing today, there will be no more brazilian players in the top 100, starting next week. I can't really remember the last time this happened. :mad:

Scotso
10-03-2005, 06:53 PM
Ricardo :sobbing:

Papakori
10-03-2005, 06:57 PM
This quite sad for brazillian tennis but I hope they all return soon to the top of their games!

Galaxystorm
10-03-2005, 07:05 PM
It isn't a surprise at all, i think it's a logical fact.

Brazil has never been a country with an outstanding tennistic tradition , tennis in Brazil has always been a minority sport . Brazil has always been a country with a soccer tradition , soccer is almost a religion over there ..

When Guga won Roland Garros , a lot of brazilians discovered tennis, and surely Guga's success made that tennis grew in Brazil, but Guga's effect can't last forever and brazilian tennis is recovering its usual level , the level before Guga...

Deivid23
10-03-2005, 07:07 PM
Mello is another wasted talent :o

Lee
10-03-2005, 07:11 PM
Before Guga, there're Meligeni and Oncins.

Brazil may not be the power in tennis but there are players will good potentials. It's unfortunate that most of those players could not develop into better ones.

This reminds me of Canada too. :sad:

Lee
10-03-2005, 07:11 PM
Mello is another wasted talent :o

IMHO, Saretta is a bigger waste. :p

LLeytonRules
10-03-2005, 07:11 PM
as a fellow brazilian, soccer is number 1 in brazil.I do hope that Guga comes back strong for 06.The one thing thats famous in terms of tennis is the annual banana bowl, its a junior tennis event.

shotgun
10-03-2005, 07:15 PM
It isn't a surprise at all, i think it's a logical fact.

Brazil has never been a country with an outstanding tennistic tradition , tennis in Brazil has always been a minority sport . Brazil has always been a country with a soccer tradition , soccer is almost a religion over there ..

When Guga won Roland Garros , a lot of brazilians discovered tennis, and surely Guga's success made that tennis grew in Brazil, but Guga's effect can't last forever and brazilian tennis is recovering its usual level , the level before Guga...

Even before Guga won RG, there were players who at least made it to the top 50. Fernando Meligeni, Jaime Oncins and Luiz Mattar in the early 90s, Carlos Kirmayr and Cassio Motta in the 80s, Thomaz Koch in the 70s... And there was also Maria Esther Bueno in the 60's, who won Wimbledon a lot of times, US Open and Australian Open. We reached Davis Cup semis in 1992, so you can't say that there wasn't life in brazilian tennis before Guga.

Deivid23
10-03-2005, 07:19 PM
IMHO, Saretta is a bigger waste. :p

Respectable, but I enjoyed more Mello :)

LLeytonRules
10-03-2005, 07:25 PM
There are 2 top 20 players in junior tennis from brazil, Andre Miele and Raony Carvalho, dont know if they have any potential in the future, never seen them.Guga is basically a legend in brazilian tennis.

shotgun
10-03-2005, 07:31 PM
We know that there will probably never be a brazilian player like Guga again, but I don't think that, considering Brazil's history in tennis, asking for a player who can maintain himself in the top 100 for a couple of years is too much.

Galaxystorm
10-03-2005, 07:34 PM
Even before Guga won RG, there were players who at least made it to the top 50. Fernando Meligeni, Jaime Oncins and Luiz Mattar in the early 90s, Carlos Kirmayr and Cassio Motta in the 80s, Thomaz Koch in the 70s... And there was also Maria Esther Bueno in the 60's, who won Wimbledon a lot of times, US Open and Australian Open. We reached Davis Cup semis in 1992, so you can't say that there wasn't life in brazilian tennis before Guga.

I'm just saying that before Guga ,Brazil wasn't a country really interested in tennis . The number of good brazililan players in the last 30 years we can count them using two hands .. I don't think that we can call Brazil as a country with tennistic tradition.

Do you think that Meligeni was a known sporstman in Brazil ?? Do you think that people asked for him to sign an autograph when he went by the streets ??...

Thanks for Guga tennis didn't die in Brazil . In Brazil soccer is a religion, the rest is just minority sports ..

By the way , how many brazilians post usually in this forum ???? , I think Brazil has a population of more than 150 million persons. ( and not everybody is poor and isn't able to speak english )

Galaxystorm
10-03-2005, 07:40 PM
There are 2 top 20 players in junior tennis from brazil, Andre Miele and Raony Carvalho, dont know if they have any potential in the future, never seen them.Guga is basically a legend in brazilian tennis.

Carvalho has no potential to be a top 20 at all

shotgun
10-03-2005, 07:46 PM
I'm just saying that before Guga ,Brazil wasn't a country really interested in tennis . The number of good brazililan players in the last 30 years we can count them using two hands .. I don't think that we can call Brazil as a country with tennistic tradition.

Do you think that Meligeni was a known sporstman in Brazil ?? Do you think that people asked for him to sign an autograph when he went by the streets ??...

Thanks for Guga tennis didn't die in Brazil . In Brazil soccer is a religion, the rest is just minority sports ..

By the way , how many brazilians post usually in this forum ???? , I think Brazil has a population of more than 150 million persons. ( and not everybody is poor and isn't able to speak english )

Ok, I see your point. Of course we don't have a strong tradition and popularity comparing to countries as USA, France, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Australia, etc, but we have a big tradition in South America, and in the 90's our tennis was stronger than argentine tennis. But anyway, tennis is one of the most (recreationally) practiced sports in Brazil, I would dare and say that it's second after soccer, and in upper classes, possibly the most practiced one. But, as you said, people that practice are not necessarily interested in watching tennis matches on TV, actually most of them don't really know what's going on in the circuit.

reckless
10-03-2005, 08:57 PM
Tennis like most individual sports isn't the most major sport in most countries across the world. If you asked the average Swiss person what they would like more - To see Fed become the greatest tennis player of all time and overtake Sampras' GS record or to see the Swiss National team win the Football ('Soccer') World Cup, I'm sure 90% would choose the latter. If we didn't have Wimbledon here in England, I'm sure tennis wouldn't get have the attention it gets currently.