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09-05-2005, 05:33 AM
pity :sad:

taylor :sad:

09-05-2005, 08:22 AM
Nice try even though he lost. :)

09-05-2005, 01:17 PM
:wavey: Howdy y'all!

I haven't seen the entire match, yet. I have it on tape. :o But, GREAT GREAT job from Taylor taking Lleyton to five sets at the US Open. :yippee:

Keep it up, Taylor! :bounce:

09-19-2005, 11:16 PM
I think this is a great move on Taylor's part. Hopefully this will help motivate him to get into great shape so he can be near the top where he belongs and more importantly stay healthy
Dent Moves Training Base To Bollettieri Academy

Photo By Alex Trautwig By Tennis Week

Taylor Dent prepared for the U.S. Open by training for a week and a half at the Bollettieri Tennis Academy at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida. It was an experience Dent described as feeling "like a kid in a candy store." Now, the 22nd-ranked Dent has a chance to satisfy his tennis sweet tooth by making the Bollettieri Tennis Academy his training base.

The 24-year-old Newport Beach, California native officially announced today he has decided to move to Bradenton, confirming comments he made during the Open.

"I think this move has come at a critical point in my career," said Dent, an IMG client, whose agent is based in Florida. "The IMG Academies' facilities allows me to do my on-court and off-court training in one location and I think this will make a difference in my game and overall performance."

Dent, who bowed to Lleyton Hewitt in five sets in the third round of the U.S. Open, hopes to improve his conditioning. Dent will practice at the tennis facility and perform his off-court strength and conditioning training at the International Performance Institute located on-campus. Dent will also do injury prevention and rehabilitative exercises under the guidance of Dave Hogarth of Bollettieri Sports Medicine.

This season Dent has beaten four top 10 players including Hewitt, Marat Safin, Guillermo Coria and David Nalbandian. The owner of four tournament titles, Dent's explosive serve-and-volley style enables him to dictate play against the best players in the world when he's on his game, but questionable conditioning has held him back in the best-of-five set format in Grand Slam competition. Former No. 1 and fellow Californian Pete Sampras also made the move to Florida during his career and returned to California when his playing career concluded. Dent said he hopes to return to California when his career is over, but believes Bollettieri's Academy offers the facilities and practice partners necessary for him to fulfill his potential.

"I'd like to move back out (to California) after my tennis, but I just feel that there aren't enough high level players out there at, you know, top pro players out there to really play and work with," Dent said. "And I don't have the facilities kind of at my disposal. Whereas down in Bollettieri's, everything's right there. It's kind of like a kid in a candy shop. I love doing the stuff. If it's convenient and easy, you can't get me out of those places. But when I'm in southern Cal, I kind of have to work to get there a little bit and I roll the eyes."

10-02-2005, 11:27 PM
Good Luck Taylor! hope he does alright :)

10-06-2005, 03:18 PM
Taylor is a sweet guy - always knew he was a smart, and now here he is using common sense. Something that is sadly lacking on this issue.

A hug for Taylor... :hug:

TOKYO (Reuters) - Argentina's Mariano Puerta received support on Thursday, the day after he strongly denied a newspaper report claiming he had tested positive for a banned drug at this year's French Open.

American Taylor Dent, also appearing at the Japan Open, said Puerta deserved a fair hearing and called on the ATP to do more to protect players' rights.

"I'm a little disappointed with the system," said Dent. "The agency doing these tests is leaking the results. Mariano Puerta deserves a fair trial."

Dent added: "Lance Armstrong was wrongly accused and maybe it's the same for Mariano Puerta. It's unfair it came out in a newspaper. The ATP should take steps to make sure it doesn't happen again."

10-07-2005, 07:58 AM
"I'm a little disappointed with the system," said Dent. "The agency doing these tests is leaking the results. Mariano Puerta deserves a fair trial."

No wonder everyone loves him! He's such a sweet person!! ^_^

10-07-2005, 04:03 PM
Just thought I would drop in and say I'm glad Taylor won in Japan even if Robby didn't. I agree with Taylor about the drug screening. And I agee that Taylor must be a very nice guy :D

10-07-2005, 04:30 PM
Yea, taylor is a good guy :)

Too bad he lost to Nieminen in a tough match like that, 3rd set TB. I don't know what his fitness level is lately but I imagine 2 3-setters in one day was tough for him.

10-07-2005, 07:54 PM
Sorry to learn that now Taylor is out of the Tournament also. Every time I hear anything about Taylor at a Tournament by commentators they always talk about the
shape he is in physically. And they always say he won't get himself in shape. I can't figure out why a tennis player wouldn't want to be in shape :confused:

10-07-2005, 09:31 PM
I dunno why. I think sometimes, if a certain amount of success comes without doing much hard work, they think oh well I can just keep doing this small amount of work... but we all know that doesn't really work too well.

Taylor made a big step by deciding to move to Florida to train with a much better and more established place, so hopefully that's the step in the right direction that he needed :)

10-08-2005, 05:03 PM
I hope so too because I would like to see more improvement in the play of the U.S. men's tennis players.
The tennis field is so deep right now with so many players from so many countries I think the U.S. is having a hard time to try and keep up.

10-11-2005, 07:47 PM
Taylor lost in Stockholm 2-6, 6-4, and 6-4 to D. Sanguinetti. :sad:

10-12-2005, 08:51 PM
See my post in the Ginepri site in the Madrid thread for some big news out of the Madrid Tournament.

10-13-2005, 04:56 AM
big news regarding Taylor? what could it possibly be?

10-13-2005, 02:17 PM
big news regarding Taylor? what could it possibly be?
Sorry I didn't post that well the news wasn't about Taylor the news was something good for Taylor and that is the fact the Roger is out of Madrid and maybe Lyon. I don't know if Taylor is going to play Lyon, but I know he is going to play Madrid. Having a lot of the top players out should help the rest of the field. Forgive my poor post :rolleyes:

10-13-2005, 04:00 PM
oh... I see.

Well Roger was supposed to play Basel after Madrid, so that doesn't affect Taylor at all because Taylor is entered in Lyon.

10-13-2005, 04:15 PM
oh... I see.

Well Roger was supposed to play Basel after Madrid, so that doesn't affect Taylor at all because Taylor is entered in Lyon.
Gee I was all mixed up. I thought Roger was playing in Lyon I guess because I hadn't heard anything about Basel :confused:

10-13-2005, 04:41 PM
Nope, Basel is Roger's home tourney, that's the city he grew up, so of course he would play there.

10-13-2005, 04:49 PM
Nope, Basel is Roger's home tourney, that's the city he grew up, so of course he would play there.
Shows you how much I know about Roger, of course, he would play in his home Tournament. Actually I try to know as little as possible about Roger :devil:

10-16-2005, 11:33 PM
It doesn't look like there has been much going on here, but I did want to come in and say Good Luck to Taylor in Madrid :)

10-24-2005, 05:29 AM
taylor's playing lyon he's got santoro in the 1st round. good luck :)

10-25-2005, 10:45 PM
hard game for Taylor? what about his conditions?

10-29-2005, 02:47 PM
i dunno, i'd like to know that as well. haven't seen any tennis on tv since uso, but he's supposed to be training at bollettieri's so that should be good for his fitness. :shrug:

10-29-2005, 09:37 PM
Taylor's got a rough rough Paris draw...... Seb and if he were to win that, Andy...

11-02-2005, 02:25 AM
Dent Downs Grosjean To Set Up Showdown With Roddick :banana:

By Tennis Week

The City Of Light had cast a curtain of loss on Taylor Dent throughout his career. Dent's serve-and-volley style has been about as conducive to the red clay of Roland Garros as a kite-flying contest conducted beneath the Arc de Triomphe.

Winless in his career appearances at both Roland Garros and the Paris Indoors, Dent took the court today and crafted a Bercy breakthrough, beating France's Sebastien Grosjean, 6-4, 7-6(4), to set up a second-round showdown with top-seeded Andy Roddick at the BNP Paribas Masters.

Dent withstood both Grosjean and the vocal French fans.

"You get those matchups every so often. I played Lleyton earlier this year in Adelaide," Dent said. "You know, you just got to embrace the crowd; they're out there having a good time and you just have to kind of understand that you're not their favorite that day; maybe it will change in the future. It was fun. Any time you play with a crowd that animated, it makes it enjoyable."

The 34th-ranked Dent snapped a streak of three straight opening-round losses. He succumbed to Davide Sanguinetti in Stockholm, lost to Tim Henman in Madrid and fell to Fabrice Santoro in Lyon.

In his first career clash with 2001 Paris champion Grosjean, Dent scored the lone break of the opening set in the seventh game. A Grosjean mis-hit gave Dent double break point. On the next point, Dent put his body weight behind a backhand and blasted a backhand winner to break for 4-3. Dent consolidated the break on the strength of a series of strong first serves to stretch the lead to 5-3. Two games later, Dent closed out the set with a convincing service game.

Grosjean found himself under immediate pressure at the start of the second set when his forehand strayed beyond the line to give Dent break point at 30-40. Grosjean saved the break point, but Dent continued to press forward to earn two more break-point opportunities. Exhorted on by the partisan Parisian crowd, the former French Open semifinalist fought off a total of three break points and finally held serve with a superb backhand pass. Seizing the momentum, Grosjean struck a sneaky volley winner to break for a 2-0 lead.

The break proved to be short-lived, however, as Grosjean misfired wide on a forehand pass allowing Dent to break back for 1-2. The set stayed on serve into the tiebreak.

A daring drop shot from Grosjean forged a 4-4 tie and brought the crowd to its feet, but Grosjean missed a forehand long on the next point and Dent delivered an ace to earn double match point before closing out the victory.

The Dent-Roddick match is a showdown of two of tennis' top servers. Since suffering a 1-6, 4-6 loss to Dent in the 2003 Memphis final, Roddick has scored three straight victories over Dent, including a 6-2, 6-0, 6-2, thrashing in the 2004 Australian Open followed by a 6-3, 7-6, 7-6, victory at the 2004 Wimbledon. Dent has typically played his best tennis indoors, winning three of his four career tournament titles — Memphis, Bangkok and Moscow — beneath a closed roof.

The third-ranked Roddick did not drop serve the entire week — holding serve in 51 straight games — and cracked a total of 70 aces en route to collecting his fifth championship of the season in Lyon last week. In his recent matches with Dent, Roddick's superior second serve has been a key component to his success.

11-02-2005, 05:45 PM
lost to andy. didn't see it but apparently it was a pretty bad loss for taylor, lots of bad errors on big points, lots of opportunities wasted. :(