For someone who eats alot, Dent is a really good choker [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

For someone who eats alot, Dent is a really good choker

Fumus
11-02-2005, 05:24 PM
Roddick def. Dent 6-4, 6-7. 7-5

PaulieM
11-02-2005, 05:26 PM
lol your title is so wrong :tape: wasn't expecting taylor to win this anyway though:shrug:

Fumus
11-02-2005, 05:28 PM
Yea, well you think he would have experience with all those hot dogs and pizzas he stuffs down there, ya know, he could avoid a choke...but hey...only Taylor knows why this loss will be a tough one to swallow...hahahaha..

smucav
11-02-2005, 05:28 PM
Dent should kick himself over this one: 0/11 in break points converted (including 0/8 in the final set). Roddick saved 1 (or 2?) with aces, but Dent made silly errors on nearly every other break point. It was like Groundhog Day watching the match: Dent winner at deuce to reach break point, Dent error (more often than not into the net) on break point.

ca1houn
11-02-2005, 05:32 PM
:haha: :haha: For someone who eats alot, Dent is a really good choker

Viken01
11-02-2005, 05:41 PM
dent :(

NYCtennisfan
11-02-2005, 05:46 PM
Yeah, usually it will be Roddick hitting aces and service winners on BP's but this time it was Dent making a lot of errors. Tough way to lose it.

Effka
11-02-2005, 05:47 PM
I saw his choking potential almost two years ago and he never proved me wrong.

case
11-02-2005, 05:52 PM
The title of this thread is sooooo good. But the comments are just as funny
:haha:

Donny
11-02-2005, 06:58 PM
eville shitters!!

Taylor's just big boned :unsure:

idolwatcher1
11-02-2005, 07:03 PM
I'm sure Roddick eats just as much as Dent (perhaps even more), but he probably also has a higher metabolism, helped by genetics...

star
11-02-2005, 07:35 PM
:rolleyes:

Taylor is known in the tennis world to have a terrible diet, and even he himself admits it. Genetics don't account for an elite tennis player having a big gut. Have you seen his parents? They were both tennis players and they aren't fatties.

MisterQ
11-02-2005, 07:43 PM
:rolleyes:

Taylor is known in the tennis world to have a terrible diet, and even he himself admits it. Genetics don't account for an elite tennis player having a big gut. Have you seen his parents? They were both tennis players and they aren't fatties.

Perhaps his parents are heterozygous with the recessive Gut Growth gene. ;)

star
11-02-2005, 07:44 PM
yeah. perhaps. :p

idolwatcher1
11-02-2005, 08:00 PM
Perhaps his parents are heterozygous with the recessive Gut Growth gene. ;)

lol...AND that still doesn't mean Roddick doesn't eat as much as Dent...I'm sure Roddick has a higher metabolism than he does...Some people can eat whatever they want at 23 and not gain anything...

Deboogle!.
11-02-2005, 08:00 PM
oh ryan.....burn!

Everyone knows Taylor doesn't work hard enough off-court. That is why he's fat and slow and always gets hurt.

blosson
11-02-2005, 08:05 PM
The duck was not in a mood to be eaten by Dent. The duck is still uncook....

Horatio Caine
11-02-2005, 08:07 PM
He made a dog's dinner of it :o

Fumus
11-02-2005, 08:08 PM
Dent should try to eat some courage and step up.

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:11 PM
Some seriously poor puns in here :o

I dread to think whats gonna happen when Sjengster discovers there's puns to be made :scared:

blosson
11-02-2005, 08:11 PM
He ate the wrong Courage... :lol: yeah and it was a dog's dinner....

http://danial.pixelsndots.com/archives/courage.jpg

Fumus
11-02-2005, 08:14 PM
That's alright the only thing dent swallowed today was his pride.

Deboogle!.
11-02-2005, 08:15 PM
:lol:

aw Adam. I really like Taylor a lot, he's so very nice off-court and I like his brutal serve-volley game... he looked crushed at the end of the match, and had every right to. Obviously I was glad my fave won, but Taylor looked like he needed a big hug right about there.

Fumus
11-02-2005, 08:16 PM
oh he will get a big hug tonite.

He will be hugging pizza, cheese burgers, ice cream...haha..

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:17 PM
That's alright the only thing dent swallowed today was his pride.
:lol: keep them coming.......

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:20 PM
:lol:

aw Adam. I really like Taylor a lot, he's so very nice off-court and I like his brutal serve-volley game... he looked crushed at the end of the match, and had every right to. Obviously I was glad my fave won, but Taylor looked like he needed a big hug right about there.
Apparently he's gonna get one from some food, so he should be ok :o

Deboogle!.
11-02-2005, 08:21 PM
:sobbing: Poor Taylor :hug:

Yesterday during his match with Grosjean, the commentators made a comment that his serve-volley game is tough on the body and that it burns a lot of calories "and this is good for him" or something like that :sobbing:

rofe
11-02-2005, 08:22 PM
Fumus, I am disappointed. You can do better than this. It is common sense that if someone eats a lot they have more chances of choking. ;)

Andy should consider himself lucky that Dent is a bigger choker than he is. Even his vampiric aura could not disguise his flab.

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:26 PM
:sobbing: Poor Taylor :hug:

Yesterday during his match with Grosjean, the commentators made a comment that his serve-volley game is tough on the body and that it burns a lot of calories "and this is good for him" or something like that :sobbing:
:lol: thats quite harsh. He should just lose weight to shut everyone up if nothing else. Surely he'd be a better player if he lost a bit :shrug:

blosson
11-02-2005, 08:28 PM
:sobbing: Poor Taylor :hug:

Yesterday during his match with Grosjean, the commentators made a comment that his serve-volley game is tough on the body and that it burns a lot of calories "and this is good for him" or something like that :sobbing:

But is this thoery is correct he should be Taylor Dentiny by now.

Sjengster
11-02-2005, 08:30 PM
Well, all I can say is it's time to transfer Deivid's Santa Claus label from Berdych to Dent. He has the build for the role already, after all.

Fumus
11-02-2005, 08:30 PM
Fumus, I am disappointed. You can do better than this. It is common sense that if someone eats a lot they have more chances of choking. ;)

Andy should consider himself lucky that Dent is a bigger choker than he is. Even his vampiric aura could not disguise his flab.

Andy doesn't choke, he just plays bad sometimes. Dent on the otherhand plays well for the majority of a match and then starts to suck on the big points, its different.

Andy is the better player out there, there's no doubt about it. Dent is good enough to give anyone trouble but, he's wasn't the favorite. If it was a hot dog eating contest, than yea.

Deboogle!.
11-02-2005, 08:30 PM
:lol: thats quite harsh. He should just lose weight to shut everyone up if nothing else. Surely he'd be a better player if he lost a bit :shrug:Yeah, he's gotta know that, but who knows why he doesn't do it. He did announce a while ago that he was gonna go down to Florida (he's been out here in SoCal for like ever) and train with, I think, Saddlebrook and Etcheberry, so that'd be a step in the right direction - but that was a while ago and I saw both his matches in Paris and I saw no improvement in his fitness or movement.

The thing is, Ryan, Dent missed passing shots all match long - he didn't just miss them on the BPs and stuff. He's just not that good off the ground and he's not a great passer, esp. on his FH. He did blow a bunch of 2nd serve returns on the bigger points, etc. but yeah, I don't know if I'd even say he choked b/c he missed a lot of those shots all match long.

celia
11-02-2005, 08:31 PM
dammit Dent :mad:

Fumus
11-02-2005, 08:32 PM
Yeah, he's gotta know that, but who knows why he doesn't do it. He did announce a while ago that he was gonna go down to Florida (he's been out here in SoCal for like ever) and train with, I think, Saddlebrook and Etcheberry, so that'd be a step in the right direction - but that was a while ago and I saw both his matches in Paris and I saw no improvement in his fitness or movement.

Actually in one interview Dent says he plays better when he's heavier and that his weight has nothing to do with him getting his serve into play and hitting his vollies. Dent actually believes that. :eek:

Sjengster
11-02-2005, 08:34 PM
I almost have to agree with the Fumigator though, yes Dent's movement and fitness are still way below par but to me his misses on a couple of those breakpoints were entirely mental - a tightening of the arm, over or underhitting the shot... and a suitably disgusted reaction. He does display appalling body language when he makes an error, but I enjoy both his game and his press conferences, he's more of a rebel on the tour than one might think (ie, not the ATP's no. 1 fan). If only he had a forehand that was technically decent enough to at least get over the net with regularity.

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:37 PM
Sjeng, I've been waiting for you to bring out some good puns. Don't let me down :(

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:38 PM
Dent is good enough to give anyone trouble but, he's wasn't the favorite. If it was a hot dog eating contest, than yea.
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Fumus
11-02-2005, 08:38 PM
I think Dent will come into his form soon enough. Serve and volley players take a long time to mature. Dent has just been sucking lately though. His results have slipped, he needs a big result. Someone needs to throw Dent a life raft, he drowning, but, make that life raft XXXL size.

Sjengster
11-02-2005, 08:39 PM
Sjeng, I've been waiting for you to bring out some good puns. Don't let me down :(

But my strange reputation for formidable punnery seems to be based almost entirely on a repeated and deliberate typo by Jerry. :p

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:41 PM
But my strange reputation for formidable punnery seems to be based almost entirely on a repeated and deliberate typo by Jerry. :p
Andy is eating up quite a steak too :shrug:

I'm sure you could link Dent with a steak as well ;)

Fumus
11-02-2005, 08:42 PM
But my strange reputation for formidable punnery seems to be based almost entirely on a repeated and deliberate typo by Jerry. :p

Actually Sjeng was defeated 6-3,6-4 in our last pun match. We were making puns on French player names.

You can call me the pun-isher. ;)

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:43 PM
Actually in one interview Dent says he plays better when he's heavier and that his weight has nothing to do with him getting his serve into play and hitting his vollies. Dent actually believes that. :eek:
I don't know if you know anything about Darts...But the world no.1 Phil Taylor is pretty fat (as most are). He decided to lose some weight, and discovered it actually affected his game, he didn't feel the same when he threw the darts, suffered a blip in form and then became fat again. Obviously darts and tennis are competely different, and this comparison is completely irrelevant but I thought I'd say it nevertheless :D

Fumus
11-02-2005, 08:46 PM
I don't know if you know anything about Darts...But the world no.1 Phil Taylor is pretty fat (as most are). He decided to lose some weight, and discovered it actually affected his game, he didn't feel the same when he threw the darts, suffered a blip in form and then became fat again. Obviously darts and tennis are competely different, and this comparison is completely irrelevant but I thought I'd say it nevertheless :D

Yea well, I mean the only people I can think of that wouldn't want Taylor to lose some weight would be like KFC because that would take away 1/2 of their business.

smucav
11-02-2005, 08:46 PM
Maybe he should ask his cousin Misty for some fitness/diet tips:
http://www.usolympicteam.com/11624_14594.htm

http://www.usolympicteam.com/26_1043.htm

(More proof that the flab isn't inherited--at least from the maternal side.)

star
11-02-2005, 08:48 PM
I don't know if you know anything about Darts...But the world no.1 Phil Taylor is pretty fat (as most are). He decided to lose some weight, and discovered it actually affected his game, he didn't feel the same when he threw the darts, suffered a blip in form and then became fat again. Obviously darts and tennis are competely different, and this comparison is completely irrelevant but I thought I'd say it nevertheless :D


:eek: :eek: :eek: An irrelevant comment in GM???? :bolt:

:lol:

Sjengster
11-02-2005, 08:48 PM
Andy is eating up quite a steak too :shrug:

I'm sure you could link Dent with a steak as well ;)

Considering Denthead's existing girth, it's only fair that he be served fairly meagre portions, hence his consequently small steaks, winning or otherwise.

Fumus
11-02-2005, 08:49 PM
http://www.usolympicteam.com/a-misty-may-mug.jpg
http://wizbangblog.com/images/mistymay2.jpg

She must be on the other side of the family. Ya know the attractive, athletic side...Dent is on the werewolf, sloth side of the family.

Sjengster
11-02-2005, 08:50 PM
Actually Sjeng was defeated 6-3,6-4 in our last pun match. We were making puns on French player names.

You can call me the pun-isher. ;)

I'm trying to think of another fictional character with "pun" in their name, but at the moment all I can come up with is Rapunzel...

Fumus
11-02-2005, 08:51 PM
I'm trying to think of another fictional character with "pun" in their name, but at the moment all I can come up with is Rapunzel...

Well, stupid jokes are great with the ladies...what do they say?

Girls just wanna have pun?

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:52 PM
Considering Denthead's existing girth, it's only fair that he be served fairly meagre portions, hence his consequently small steaks, winning or otherwise.
:rolls: thats more like it, you actually had me laughing out loud there.

star
11-02-2005, 08:54 PM
All this talk of punnery and no one has mentioned Taylor's peculiar dentition? :)

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:55 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: An irrelevant comment in GM???? :bolt:

:lol:
Its very unlike me as well. Maybe I'm coming down with something :shrug:

A-pun-dicitis perhaps :o

star
11-02-2005, 08:56 PM
Its very unlike me as well. Maybe I'm coming down with something :shrug:

A-pun-dicitis perhaps :o

:o :o :o :o

Sjengster
11-02-2005, 08:57 PM
Well, stupid jokes are great with the ladies...what do they say?

Girls just wanna have pun?

Yes, the ladies love a punny guy, evidently.

Fumus
11-02-2005, 08:57 PM
All this talk of punnery and no one has mentioned Taylor's peculiar dentition? :)


I see your point, maybe the Dent has grown into a puncture. :)

star
11-02-2005, 08:58 PM
At least Taylor's gut remains undented.

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 08:58 PM
This is getting terrible now :o

Fumus
11-02-2005, 08:58 PM
Yes, the ladies love a punny guy, evidently.

They love a guy who write silly stuff too.

The Pun is truly mightier than the sword.

Sjengster
11-02-2005, 09:00 PM
With those remarkable front teeth, he does have roDent-like qualities.

star
11-02-2005, 09:02 PM
With those remarkable front teeth, he does have roDent-like qualities.


There you go! :lol:

Sjengster
11-02-2005, 09:02 PM
They love a guy who write silly stuff too.

The Pun is truly mightier than the sword.

One could say we are both being punctual in this thread. Or that we are puntificating to great effect.

Fumus
11-02-2005, 09:02 PM
At least Taylor's gut remains undented.


Infact the gut has only grown recently, ya know clothes his size don't grow on trees and he's not the right tailor for that situation.

Fumus
11-02-2005, 09:05 PM
One could say we are both being punctual in this thread.


I was wondering why this thread was starting to pack such a pun-ch.

"Did someone say punch" - Taylor Dent

"Noo...Taylor not Hawaiin Punch!!" - Fumus

Sjengster
11-02-2005, 09:06 PM
Good job no discerning gambler felt like a punt on Dent this evening. One look at the guy, and you can tell he's been raiding the puntry too much lately.

adee-gee
11-02-2005, 09:09 PM
This is getting badly out of hand :o

Mods! Seize some sort of control!

warmy
11-02-2005, 09:11 PM
Pure sexy. :rolleyes:

Deboogle!.
11-02-2005, 11:05 PM
aww come on Adam this is funny.

We like Taylor :hug:

Noelle
11-03-2005, 01:48 AM
eville shitters!!

Taylor's just big boned :unsure:

:rolls:

njnetswill
11-03-2005, 03:05 AM
the title of this thread is great. :p :worship:

Fumus
11-03-2005, 03:10 AM
I think Taylor was going to post back in frustration to all these comments but he's a pun-cifist.

Noelle
11-03-2005, 03:24 AM
No, dear. He's a Punce.

Fumus
11-03-2005, 03:26 AM
ohh damn Noelle that was a slam pun-k.

Noelle
11-03-2005, 03:34 AM
You are hilarious, Punus.

Fumus
11-03-2005, 03:50 AM
You are hilarious, Punus.

You are making me sound like a male genitalia, and that is just pun-thetic.

star
11-03-2005, 03:58 AM
STOP ALREADY!!

You are punishing me!


:lol: :lol:
I hope you don't mind my joining your punfest.

Deboogle!.
11-03-2005, 05:11 AM
:haha: :rolls: omg :haha: you guys crack me up.

superpinkone37
11-03-2005, 05:18 AM
wow :haha: :haha:

Poor Taylor :sobbing: ;)

Fumus
11-03-2005, 01:17 PM
Too bad about Dent it really is...he had sooo much...puntential...muahahahah :haha:

star
11-03-2005, 01:21 PM
If bad puns were against the law, that one would put you in the punitentary. :p

Fumus
11-03-2005, 01:27 PM
Well maybe thats a puntent of things to come.

Noelle
11-03-2005, 01:28 PM
The punitent man kneels before God.

(I know, I know, obscure Indiana Jones reference.)

star
11-03-2005, 01:42 PM
It's like an outbreak of the punic wars all over again.

Noelle
11-03-2005, 02:07 PM
Do you think I should punt on who's going to win this one? :p

Sjengster
11-03-2005, 08:53 PM
The punitent man kneels before God.

(I know, I know, obscure Indiana Jones reference.)

And still one of my favourite films after 15 years, so thanks for the quote. :yeah:

star
11-03-2005, 09:48 PM
Do you think I should punt on who's going to win this one? :p

That might make Fumus have a punic attack!!

Or cause a pundemic. ;)

Horatio Caine
11-03-2005, 09:52 PM
Did he choke on Dubya's pretzel? ;)

Horatio Caine
11-03-2005, 09:55 PM
Advice for Dent - It is no use crying over spilt milk...go back to the supermarket and stock up the fridge/freezer ;)

Horatio Caine
11-03-2005, 10:00 PM
Dent has a bottomless pit for a stomach...at times his form falls like a stone to rock bottom, until he brings it all back up again with a few moments of inspired play. If only he could regurgitate that a little more often :rolleyes:

KCVH
11-04-2005, 05:07 PM
Yeah, he chocked several times. On the contrary Taylor def. Hewitt/Nalbandian/Safin/Coria in straight sets all this year. On a given day Taylor's likely to def. Hewitt/Nalbandian/Coria.

adee-gee
11-04-2005, 05:17 PM
Oh dear god is this still going on :o

Horatio Caine
11-04-2005, 05:45 PM
Oh dear god is this still going on :o

Yep, and no doubt he is still chewing the cud ;) :lol:

adee-gee
11-04-2005, 05:50 PM
Yep, and no doubt he is still chewing the cud ;) :lol:
:o :o :o

I think everything's been used, I'm not gonna even attempt anymore!

smucav
11-20-2005, 06:11 PM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/tennis/sfl-bricktennis20nov20,0,7706031.column?coll=sfla-sports-tennisMaking a new Dent
Talented American is getting into the best shape of his life.
Charles Bricker
Sports Columnist
November 20, 2005

NAPLES · The skinny on Taylor Dent is 11 percent body fat, down from 18 percent two months ago, and still losing, he insisted proudly after rousing himself from a cat nap Saturday.

All this off-court work ("I'm putting my body through all sorts of hell") plus a couple of hours of hit-and-giggle pro-am tennis at The Players Club here left the big American with the ink black hair and amiable personality a little drowsy.

He was slumped over in a chair in the club dining room, his head on his crossed arms, trying to catch a little sleep before he was hauled out for the afternoon doubles with fellow pros Mardy Fish and Scott Humphries, and former player and coach Tom Gullikson, who hosts this annual Swingtime charity that benefits cancer patients and research.

Is this the reborn Taylor Dent, the one who has decided at age 24 that it's time to be all you can be? For a young man who has been chronically injured and who has gone through more coaches than you can remember, this time the commitment has the feel of the real thing.

To begin with, Dent has made a major financial investment, moving out of Huntington Beach, Calif., and buying a 5,200 square foot home on a lake in Sarasota so that he can be close to the Bollettieri Academy, where fitness guru Jason Riley is "putting a hurt on me."

Dent did a lot of off-court training when he was coached by Brad Stine three years ago. But this, he says, is different. "This time, I'm sacrificing a lot of court time to put more effort into the gym work. I'm going every day but Sunday."

Why? "Because of the injury problems," said Dent. "I've lifted weights. I've done yoga. This is the one avenue I haven't pursued to the fullest."

For many, Dent has been an enigma. No one disputes his enormous talent or questions his 140 mph serve and ability to back it up with great volleying.

Yet, despite a succession of key wins throughout the year, the body breakdowns continue and he refuses to hire another personal coach.

He defeated Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian, Marat Safin, Guillermo Coria, Tommy Johansson and Ivan Ljubicic in 2005. But there were no titles and some disappointing losses in the Grand Slams.

He was out in the third round at the Australian Open, in the round of 16 at Wimbledon on his best surface and down in the third round of the U.S. Open, though only by 7-5 in the fifth set to Hewitt.

He finishes at No. 29 with a 33-21 record, and those aren't bad numbers. But by this time in his career, you expected more.

Now, he sounds completely convinced, you're going to get it.

Moving from the place where he was born and lived all his life was a major decision. "There is a special place for the East Coast in my heart, but I'm Southern California through and through," he said.

It was not easy to pick up and move. "But I'm planning to be here as long as my tennis career is going," he said.

Dent's weight has wavered between 190 and 200 pounds or more over the years, but he says Riley is less concerned about the scale and more about physical strength and body fat.

This has been no easy off-season for Dent, who will be back at Bollettieri's on Monday to start a new week of hellish workouts. He's only been occasionally on court the last two weeks, and then only for about 45 minutes at a time just long enough to maintain his feel for the ball. This has been all about physical training.

When that's done, "then I'll get cracking on my game," he said.

He'll begin the season Jan. 2 at Adelaide, play at Sydney the next week and then the Australian Open. Maybe a Grand Slam title isn't within his reach, but eight or nine percent body fat is, and so is a whole new attitude toward the game.

Charles Bricker can be reached at cbricker@sun-sentinel.com

Copyright © 2005, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

adee-gee
11-20-2005, 06:13 PM
:lol: maybe he read this thread and thought its about time he got into shape.

superpinkone37
11-20-2005, 06:15 PM
good for Taylor :)

Noelle
11-21-2005, 12:21 AM
:haha: thanks smucav. Good for Taylor (and good for laughs).

Five
11-21-2005, 01:59 AM
:):):):):):)

drf716
11-21-2005, 06:53 AM
i'm hungry as i'm reading this topic

binkygirl
11-26-2005, 09:16 AM
eville shitters!!

Taylor's just big boned :unsure:


Taylor is not fat. I have seen him in person and he's just a big guy. He's built like a football player, not a tennis player. Andy Roddick is tall and lanky. Most tennis players are built that way as well. Taylor just needs to watch what he eats and work out harder to compensate for his stocky build.

Horatio Caine
11-26-2005, 09:18 AM
18% body fat before...I could have dined on his backside for months! :eek: :eek:

I too have met him in person, but he sure wasn't as fit - looking as others around him. No one can deny that fitness has been an issue really :confused: