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09-25-2003, 03:20 PM
Any Taylor fans here??
If any of you didn't know, he has beaten Roodick this year and was got to the 4th round of the US Open.
He's currently in the quarters of Bangok.
Good luck, Taylor!! :) :clap2: :rolls:

09-26-2003, 01:10 PM
I'm a HUGE Taylor fan! We watched him play in Cinci about 3 years ago now against Pete Sampras and he took him to two tie-breaks before falling. I was very impressed with his game and have been cheering for him ever since.

I was in Memphis when he beat Andy and my sister and I were practically the only people cheering for him! lol We got to talk to him afterwards and congratulate him too. He's such a nice guy!

He did awesome at the Open. We were at his first round match and cheered for him as loud as we could. It was so good to see him back out on the courts and playing well after his wrist injury. I was sad to see him retire against Agassi, but I'm glad that he's playing well in Bangkok. GO TAYLOR!!

09-27-2003, 01:39 PM
Taylor is into the final of the Bangok tournament!
He had a very good win over Nieminen 7-6, 6-2 in the semis and will now play the world number 1, Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Good luck, Taylor!

Hi, Amber :wavey:

09-28-2003, 02:17 AM
Way to go Taylor! :D I'm so happy for him. Good luck against JC!

Hey Sam! lol Guess we're the only two, huh? Sad...very sad. So many Taylor fans kinda forgot about him when he was hurt. I felt bad for him at the Open cuz there were TONS of people at the match before his (Mike and Bob Bryan's doubles match) and then everyone left for Taylor's. There were hardly any people watching him. It was very distressing. Hopefully as he continues to play well they'll all come back!

09-28-2003, 02:08 PM
Bangkok: Taylor Dent def. Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-3, 7-6(5)

WOOOOOOOOO TAYLOR!! Awesome job! :D Congratulations!

09-29-2003, 03:15 PM
Yep, it looks like it's just the 2 of us! The Agassi- Dent match was so high quality, shame on thos people who left it!
Anyway, Taylor is playing in Moscow this week. He plays the number three seed, but it is a very winnable match, especially indoors with that serve!
Go Taylor!!

09-30-2003, 12:09 AM
Oops, not the Agassi-Dent match...I was talking about his second round match. Umm, don't remember who it was against. But he won! lol But yes, he was playing well and shame on all the people who left. :D

09-30-2003, 12:10 AM
Oh yeah, GO TAYLOR!! :D

10-02-2003, 03:44 PM
It really is just you and me, Amber!
Anyway, Taylor is into the quarters. He beat the number 3 seed 6-2, 6-0 :eek: , then he beat Oliovier Rochus in three sets. Maybe he can win his second title in a row?? :D
This cheering thread is really helping! :)

10-02-2003, 09:35 PM
I can't believe there's NO ONE else who likes Taylor out there! They have so much to learn!

You're right though Sam, this cheering thread definitely seems to be helping out our guy. What a great month or so Taylor's having! I've got my fingers crossed for a second title. GO TAYLOR!!

10-05-2003, 05:28 PM
Taylor Dent def. Sargis Sargsian 7-6(5), 6-4 - - Awwww yeah Taylor! Woooooo! :D What an awesome month he's having. It's good to see him playing so well and showing everyone he's just as talented as Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish, and James Blake. It's time they all stopped over looking him. GO TAYLOR!!

10-05-2003, 07:45 PM
I like the way he plays tennis. Coming as often at the net as possible. Like attacking players.

10-06-2003, 02:17 AM
Hiya KCVH! Glad to see someone else posting here! I totally agree with you on how Taylor attacks other players. It's so much fun to watch. He's got a huge serve and a great net game which makes matches faster paced and more interesting.

Have either you or Sam met Taylor? I met him in Cinci three years ago and we've managed to get a pic with him every year since. He's a great guy and extremely nice. It's so great to see players who are so down to earth like that and who really appreciate their fans. :D

10-06-2003, 03:42 PM
No, Amber , I've never met him. :sad: I did wave to him @ Wimbledon last year and he waved back.

Taylor has won 10 matches in a row!! :eek: This week he takes a well-deserved break.

10-07-2003, 11:49 AM
Neither I met Taylor.

10-07-2003, 12:39 PM
Taylor has ben named player of the month!

10-10-2003, 02:34 AM
Taylor has ben named player of the month!

By whom?

Does anyone know if Taylor has an official site (or a good fansite)? Thanks!

10-10-2003, 03:29 PM
By the ATP tour. Go to a search engine and type in his name. I'll have a look for you.

10-11-2003, 02:44 PM
He has to qualify for Madrid. :eek: But he is top seed.

10-11-2003, 03:04 PM
He plays an Italian who was thrashed by Henman in Vienna so should win.

10-12-2003, 12:26 AM
Poor Taylor :( That is really too bad that he had to qualify b/c his rankings were below #41 as of a whole month ago!!! That seems unfair that it's not more current who has to qualify and stuff... oh well, what is his next tourney? Basel? Stockholm? And then Paris? Maybe he'll be considered enough to qualify for Paris directly into the main draw.

I love watching Taylor play - it's so nice to see a different playing style for once!!

10-13-2003, 10:43 AM
Way to go Taylor on being named Player of the Month! That's awesome! :D

http://taylordent.freeservers.com/index2.html Try that address. I've never been there before today, but it looks decent and apparently it's the only one! :( Course, they don't have this weeks tournament up there...

Go Taylor!

10-13-2003, 01:22 PM
Yea, that's pretty much the only Taylor site online, but it's not official :(

10-13-2003, 03:18 PM
Taylor lost in qualies. :sad: :eek: :rolleyes: It was a three set loss, but he wasn't on form.
Oh well, not to worry, there's always next week.

10-14-2003, 02:46 AM
Aww man! :( That sucks!

Yeah, I noticed that the site isn't Official...wonder why he doesn't have one? Most of the players do...and he's fairly popular. (Not judging by this thread, of course! lol) Strange.

Anyway, good luck to Taylor next week. I guess we couldn't expect the winning ways to continue, indefinitely, huh? Now as long as Mike and Bob play well, I'll still be happy! :D GO MIKE AND BOB!!

10-20-2003, 03:33 PM
Talyor is playing in Stockholm this week. However, he plays the number 2 seed, Sjeng schalken. But if he plays like he did when he won his titles Sjeng is beatable.
Go Taylor!

10-23-2003, 03:35 PM
Taylor beat the number 2 seed 6-3, 7-5!!!!! :worship: He plays fellow American Roby Ginepri in the next round. Go, Taylor!!!!!!!! :angel:

10-23-2003, 11:24 PM
Hi Peeps!

My name is Jacqueline (i'm 30 if that is even important :p ) and a huge fan of Taylor! I joined the whole forum a couple of months ago but for some reason i've never braved posting until now :)

That website for Tails is not official, but tennisdear (who runs it) is lovely and is does a lot to update that site as often as possible. She is busy with school at the moment (if I remember!). If you join the Taylor Dent Yahoo mailing list you will get updated on there a fair bit too.

I don't see Tails to often on the UK telly screens :sad: So when I do its always a pleasure :) I love his game. I'm not normally one for all the really technical terms in tennis - I just simply sit back and enjoy - but I do love the power game as well as the serve & volley and Tails has both :D so I am pleased. I saw his match with Agassi. It was great! I think he was going to win to be honest. I don't think Agassi really had a clue what to do - until poor Tails become injured and Andre ceized his opportunity ;)

Well I am off to bed as i'm feeling tired. Just thought i'd post and let you know that as a fan of Taylor I exist also :p There are more fans out there though - some may just not know about the forum.

Take Care Peeps!

10-27-2003, 04:09 AM
News from the qualies in Paris:

merican top-seeded Taylor Dent was sent crashing in the opening round of the qualifying on Saturday, bowing out to French journeyman Nicolas Mahut.

Up a set and 4-1 in the second set, Dent looked every bit of the unbeatable player who dominated the field these past couple of weeks after his title wins in Bangkok and Moscow.

But the American, despite firing 21 aces, collapsed, squandering two match points as the 21-year-old Frenchman battled on to earn a spectacular 2-6, 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/4) come-back victory.

The 108-ranked Mahut, having by far his best season in 2003 on the circuit, kept grinding down his 33-ranked opponent and remained aggressive throughout the encounter.

"I like the challenge of those matches. I like playing against such players. It allows me to bring the best out of me," said Mahut, who received a wild card in the qualifying event and who will now face Dominik Hrbaty of Slovakia for a spot in the main draw.

10-27-2003, 10:53 PM
Hello to Star and JaredPalmerFan! (oooh, a doubles fan! Wooo!) Great to have you both here. Sam and I were all alone for awhile. :)

Taylor has been playing some wonderful tennis the last couple of weeks. Wonder what happened in the qualies, that he would self-destruct like that? Injury? Anyone know?

Anyway, great year for Taylor! :) Can't wait to see him next year.

11-08-2003, 01:44 PM
Hi newbies! :wavey:

Talyor has a real problem playing in qualifiying. :o

11-08-2003, 01:49 PM
yes, he really does!! I wonder why that is...

12-31-2003, 05:46 PM
Finally! Someone's paying some attention to Dent. ;)

Taylor Dent to serve notice of greatness

January 1, 2004

Taylor Dent, the serve-volleying American with Australian connections and big intentions, has returned to his father's roots in search of his maiden grand slam.

Phil Dent, a member of Australia's 1977 Davis Cup-winning team, escorted his son back to Sydney last week to spend Christmas with Taylor's grandmother and two aunts.

But determined not to let the festive season interfere with the best form of his career, the hugely-talented Dent has spent four hours every day sweating it out under the watchful eye of his coach and dad on a suburban hardcourt on Sydney's northern beaches.

"I'm here getting ready on Rebound Ace for the Australian Open and Australian summer circuit," Dent said after one of his hearty sessions at Manly, his father's old stamping ground.

The 22-year-old bears a tattoo of American and Australian flags on his left arm and had been the subject of a minor tug of war for his Davis Cup services until making his debut for the US last year.

Despite having an Australian habit of "bowling", off-break style, the tennis balls back to his father during their work-outs, Dent was always going to pledge his allegiance to the US.

That done, the American-born right-hander who spent the first five years of his life in Sydney is focusing on fulfilling his considerable potential after an injury-plagued start to his career.

He missed large chunks of the latest season with wrist, groin and hamstring complaints but still managed to collect three titles in a stop-start campaign.

Only the world's top five players - Andy Roddick (six tournaments), Roger Federer (seven), Juan Carlos Ferrero (four), Andre Agassi (four) and Guillermo Coria (five) - won more in 2003.

After being sidelined for two months, Dent made a stunning comeback at the US Open in September, taking the first set off the top-seeded Agassi before having to retire hurt from what was developing into an electric fourth-round clash under lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Not to be denied, the classy youngster made another return from injury three weeks later to claim back-to-back titles in Bangkok and Moscow, compiling an 11-match winning streak, to finish the season ranked 33rd in the world - with a bullet. Dent's twin tournament successes came immediately after he decided to dispense with the services of former coach Brad Stine in favour of his Australian father, a one-time mentor of Michael Chang.

The rise in fortunes was anything but a coincidence, according to his godfather John Alexander, Phil Dent's Davis Cup-winning teammate and former doubles partner.

The mentor ... Phil Dent.

Alexander, a keen observer of Taylor's career and Australian Open doubles champion with Phil in 1975, believes Dent senior could steer Dent junior all the way to the top.

"He can be No.1 in the world - no doubt about it," Alexander said this week. "He can win anything he goes in. He's an enormous talent. The thing with Taylor is he's got a big game and it's hard to put everything together. But he's looking fit and Phil is doing a great job.

"At Taylor's stage of development, a big part of coaching is not saying too much, and Phil's being a mate [to Taylor] as much as anything. It's been hard in the past for Phil to push him. But now that Taylor's matured, he has his own burning desire to achieve so that's not an issue. Phil can be there for support and to bounce ideas off. Taylor will make his own decisions, but he appreciates his father's input."

While reluctant to set any rankings goals for this year for fear of placing too much pressure on himself, Taylor clearly shares Alexander's belief that he has the game to rival the best in the business.

With a massive serve as his chief weapon, Dent knows its consistent delivery is his key to success. "If I'm injury-free and holding serve 90-95 per cent, I will be extremely tough to beat for anybody," he said.

Brimming with confidence, Dent will fly to Adelaide tomorrow for the start of the Australian men's hardcourt championships on Monday before rounding out his preparations for the season-opening grand slam at the Commonwealth Bank Classic in Melbourne from January 14-17.

In the event of no notable Australian Open withdrawals, Dent will miss a top-32 seeding by one ranking position.

Alexander predicted such a scenario would leave Dent as the most dangerous floater in the Melbourne Park draw.

"Put it this way, if that's the case [and he's not seeded], no one will want to play him," Alexander said.


Like father, like son

PHIL DENT Born: Sydney, 1950 Singles highlights: three titles; Australian Open finalist 1974, French Open semi-finalist 1977, Wimbledon quarter-finalist 1977 Doubles highlights: Australian Open champion (with John Alexander) 1975; Australian Open runner-up 1970, 1973, 1977; French Open runner-up 1975, 1979; Wimbledon runner-up 1979 Davis Cup: member of Australia's 1977 winning team (13 ties for 13-6 record) Serve-volleyer who reached top-20 world ranking

TAYLOR DENT Born: Newport Beach, California, 1981 Singles highlights: four titles; US Open fourth round 2003 Davis Cup: made his debut for the US in 2003 Serve-volleyer who improved his year-end ranking for the sixth successive year, ending 2003 as world No.33 AAP

This story was found at: http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/12/31/1072546589482.html

01-01-2004, 08:21 PM
hi there i'm a fan of taylor, but i strongly dislike roddick *making efforts 2 call him what his name is and not type a rude nickname* which is the reason y i've had some conflicts w/his fans on their thread tho i know i might have be harsh and exxagerated but let's go back 2 taylor. he is v. cool and i hope he has a gr8 2004 season!

01-08-2004, 03:53 PM
Taylor's made a promosing this year. Only, despite winning 3 tourney, beating world's nr 1 and 2. Taylor's only 33 th ranked. With such achievements on the Wta ranking you could be about 15 th ranked. Because women's tennis is not so strong in depth, and you get quality points.

01-09-2004, 03:41 PM
Hey all, I run the Taylor website at http://taylordent.freeservers.com and was wondering if you guys, as fans of Taylor, would like to see any changes to the site. I don't know if anyone has visited it before, but if so, is there anything the site could do better? I know sometimes updates are late, I pretty much do it myself and have to juggle it between school. Not trying to use that as an excuse or anything, but I do get a little behind. Anyway, APART from that, is there anything else you would like to see from a Taylor website? It'll be a while before an official one shows up, I hear, so I'd like to know what more I can do.

Also, there are five photos up from Adelaide this week, as well as two articles (one which was posted in this thread just a few posts ago). Hope you enjoy.

01-09-2004, 06:17 PM
tennisdear, your site is great! It's pretty much the only site out there for Taylor.... do you know why it's taking so long to get an official site in the works, by any chance? It's too bad lol.

I can't think of anything you should change on the site, it's cool!

01-09-2004, 07:26 PM
hi tennisdear, welcome 2 tha forum! :wavey:

01-09-2004, 07:39 PM
Thanks very much :)

The only thing I can think of is perhaps Taylor and his agent feel like he needs a bit of a higher profile before an official website could be considered a worthwhile venture. Maybe he wants to really "make it" first.

01-10-2004, 01:05 PM
Hi guys!

Taylor lost in the semis of Adelaide to a French guy. sorry! I forgot his name. Taylor wasn't vey impressed by the line calls and had a go at the umpire. Semis isn't bad, though.

01-10-2004, 02:06 PM
yes, Taylor lost in the semis to Llodra. But definitely a nice showing and should give him a good warmup for Kooyong then into the AO :)

tennisdear, that makes sense, but he's in the top 30 now and has a lot of fans.... I think it's time for an official site! :)

01-10-2004, 05:04 PM
If he can stay there (knock on wood)! Too bad about today, but you're right, semifinal is good practice.

He'll be in Kooyong next week for more AO warm-up.

01-15-2004, 04:22 PM
Any kooyong news?

01-15-2004, 04:31 PM
Hi sam. Taylor lost in an incredibly close match with Nalbandian, which David won 4-6, 7-6(10-8), 7-6(7-5)! :eek: Must have been a fun one --- David fought off several match points. But since the losers keep playing in this tournament, Taylor then beat Robby Ginepri 7-5, 6-1.

Tonight Taylor will play Johansson.

01-15-2004, 04:34 PM
Thanks for the info, Mr Q :D

That's a good win over ginepri and Nalbandian is one of the top players so it was good that Taylor was able to push him so hard.

01-19-2004, 06:34 PM
T. Dent won his opening match at the AUS-Open.

01-21-2004, 12:37 PM
KCVH, I'm guessing you're KV at the WTAWorld site! Same location.

Taylor won his 2nd round match, a 5-setter against chela!!!

01-21-2004, 09:02 PM
Next is *gulp* #1 Andy Roddick ... very exciting match-up, so exciting I may actually forget about my nerves for a bit. If both guys aren't quite "on" it'll turn into a serving contest, but I think we have a chance to see one of those great encounters brought on by contrasting successful styles -- Andy with the huge groundies and Taylor's incessant chip'n'charge -- if both of their gears are clicking. And I *know* ESPN will show it!

01-24-2004, 01:10 PM
I guess you guys already know Taylor lost...quite badly :sad: He only won 4 games :sad:

01-24-2004, 01:20 PM
He is entered for siebel and st jude, where he is defending champ. Good luck, taylor!

02-07-2004, 02:52 PM
Taylor plays paul Goldstein in round 1 of the Siebel Open. Go Taylor!

03-01-2004, 02:13 PM
He's playing in Scottsdale; is seeded 5th, plays Burgsmuller in round 1, perhaps Gambill in round 2. Break this bad streak, Taylor!

03-06-2004, 12:44 AM
Hey everyone! Wow, I've kinda abandoned this thread for awhile, huh? Sorry about that. Been kinda busy keeping Mike and Bob Bryan's official site up to date. They've been keeping us quite busy lately...and very happy! lol :D

Anyway, I'm not really up on the Taylor news lately, so if you could all fill me in...I'd appreciate it. I miss hearing what he's been up to. I'm kinda hoping he can make a strong run from now until DC in April...I'm thinking we need some Tails on the team! :D GO TAYLOR!!


04-21-2004, 12:26 PM
HI Amber. I've abandoned this thread a bit, too.
Taylor won his first round match in monte carlo, which is an excellent result, especially as it's on clay, a surface which doesn't totally suit our man's game.

David Kenzie
05-23-2004, 10:21 PM
Taylor at Roland-Garros this Sunday

06-22-2004, 05:54 AM
Hey hey folks, I've been away from the thread too (unfortunately). Tails plays Ramon Delgado of Paraguay Tuesday (4th on Court 6), and though Delgado will be match-tough, having come through qualifying, I am hopeful he'll make it through. What do you think? Obviously a Roddick-Dent match-up in the third round would send the American networks wild, heheh, and I wonder how that'd play out on grass ... oh its so hard to not get ahead of things! Anyway, I hope he can pull out the win tomorrow.

By the way, did any of you see that commercial of Taylor playing with Jaden Gil Agassi? They were hitting balls back and forth and then Jaden starts ripping Taylor to shreds, then his parents come to pick him up and you see who's kid he is, and they say something or other about having to have the right genes. It was all very cute :-)

Taylor Dent Online (http://www.taylordentonline.vze.com)

06-28-2004, 09:18 AM
Has he got a girlfriend? He's gorgeous!

06-29-2004, 04:03 AM
Taylor? His girlfriend is Jenny Hopkins, who plays on the WTA. She was ranked as high as 52 or so but now she's slipped drastically. I think they started going out 3 years ago? I have no clue actually.


07-03-2004, 08:50 PM
oh..well, she's no Lauren Bedford

07-04-2004, 04:24 AM
Aw..Taylor is getting tubby:

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=xwim12606251253.britain_wimbledon_tenni s_xwim126&prov=ap

07-06-2004, 11:26 AM
Ooof, tubby not good! Though alas not new problem either :-(

oh..well, she's no Lauren Bedford

Hahah true, but they've been together for 2-ish/3-ish years, so I think he mus not mind :-) I have this video clip of them on the U.S. CBS show Topspin that I'm going to try to put up on the site ...

Also, Taylor's cousin Misty May is also going to the Olympics, I read somewhere she's the top-ranked beach volleyball player for the U.S. but I couldn't back that up ... still, if you are going to be watching the Olympics this summer, maybe look for Tails in the crowd at the beach volleyball event?

07-18-2004, 11:36 PM
What's in the clip? Is he getting huggy with her? She's a lucky girl, Taylor is just gorgeous beyond belief.

07-31-2004, 09:21 PM
Its on a VHS at my house :-(

08-10-2004, 02:58 AM
I just wanted to cheer on Taylor in the Olympics. I hope he does well. GO TEAM USA!!!

08-10-2004, 04:21 AM
I just saw Taylor's commercial again. He's sooo cute.

08-12-2004, 02:59 PM
Taylor plays David Nalbandian in the 1st round of the Olympics. Lets all cheer hard for Taylor and Team USA!!! GO USA!!!!!!! :worship:

08-13-2004, 05:06 AM
Go Tay, go!! This had better be on TV.

08-16-2004, 08:23 PM
Taylor Dent beat Frederic Niemeyer of Canada 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 at the Olypmics today.. yippee!

08-17-2004, 11:33 AM
Taylor beat Hrbaty 7-6 (4), 6-3. He'll take on Ljubicic the next round. GO TAYLOR AND TEAM USA!!!

08-17-2004, 06:34 PM
Ljubicic 1-0 vs Dent and should win 7-5 6-4

08-18-2004, 02:03 AM

Aleksa's Laydee
08-18-2004, 06:26 PM
TAYLOR!!!!!!!!!!!! a dream final could happen Mardy v Taylor!!!

COME ON!!! GOOD LUCK v berdych :D :woohoo:

08-18-2004, 07:50 PM
T. Dent didn't waste too much energy on today's perf. Good sign think his opponent will be tired, which is in Taylors adv. When he's on certainly one of the contenders to win a medal.

08-18-2004, 08:33 PM
that berych guy did look good....probly get few passing shot pass Dent when he's on net....Dent has no chance from baseline with him...so all net all day good luck

08-19-2004, 12:01 AM
Aw..Taylor is getting tubby:

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=xwim12606251253.britain_wimbledon_tenni s_xwim126&prov=ap
why isnt the pic working?

08-19-2004, 06:08 PM
INTO SEMIS. Just avoid an off-day, you should beat him easily in straight sets. When Taylor's on think he's the fav. for the gold medal. Though he's an up and down player. In the past he proved that he could def./trouble the top players.

08-19-2004, 10:26 PM
Wow, Taylor! :eek: :eek:

anybody has seen his match(es) on TV? Is his serve again working very good and fast? The last tournaments he often struggled, his serve wasn't as dangerous and he served a lot of double faults also...

08-19-2004, 10:34 PM
yea he's playin awesome again, GO TAYloR!!!!!

08-20-2004, 12:21 AM
I hope Taylor gets a medal. He deserves it. He is sooo cute.

08-20-2004, 12:24 AM

08-20-2004, 12:36 AM
Hey all, I run the Taylor website at http://taylordent.freeservers.com and was wondering if you guys, as fans of Taylor, would like to see any changes to the site. I don't know if anyone has visited it before, but if so, is there anything the site could do better? I know sometimes updates are late, I pretty much do it myself and have to juggle it between school. Not trying to use that as an excuse or anything, but I do get a little behind. Anyway, APART from that, is there anything else you would like to see from a Taylor website? It'll be a while before an official one shows up, I hear, so I'd like to know what more I can do.

Also, there are five photos up from Adelaide this week, as well as two articles (one which was posted in this thread just a few posts ago). Hope you enjoy.
why dont the website look at the photo gallery? :sad:

08-20-2004, 09:02 PM
Good luck for bronze. Never say never normally F. Gonzales is exhausted. But you never know. Surprised with what some players managed. Hitting aces, winners and becoming excellent returners. Though they hardly did something on the fast courts and were very disappointing in the GS's/big tournaments. All of a sudden :o

Aleksa's Laydee
10-02-2004, 10:01 PM
Taylors playing Tokyo this week :banana: In the singles and doubles with Alex Bogomolov .......Gooo Taylor!!

Aleksa's Laydee
10-08-2004, 02:17 PM
Taylors in the semis in Tokyo :D:D :woohoo: :banana:

10-09-2004, 05:19 PM
now he's in the final. I hope he wins!

Aleksa's Laydee
10-09-2004, 07:18 PM
Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooo TAYLOR!! this title is yours!!!

10-12-2004, 11:33 PM
Have you seen the commercial with Taylor Dent in it? i don't remember what it was for, but he was playing against Agassi's kid... it was cool, i was like "AWWWW, THATS DENT!!!" lol just wondering if you've seen it!

10-15-2004, 12:12 AM
I've seen it, he looks cute.

Aleksa's Laydee
10-19-2004, 09:50 AM
I wanna see it :lol:

Gooooo TAYLOR v youhnzy

Aleksa's Laydee
10-19-2004, 10:33 AM
Taylor won 6-3 6-2 :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-21-2004, 03:23 PM
Taylor DEFEATED tommy haas!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: GOOO TAYLOR!!!!

10-21-2004, 09:50 PM
yeps and he won me Vcash in the process good boy i knew he could do it :) keep it up taylor :)

10-22-2004, 05:11 PM
All in all good tournament. Excellent wins vs. Haas/Youzhny, def. Massu but should have won easier. Against Nalbandian it wasn't his day. Although one never knows if this tournament was played on carpet. It's wrong to slow down the fast courts.

Aleksa's Laydee
10-22-2004, 05:44 PM
Shame about the loss but i agree he's done really well :D

11-27-2004, 08:38 PM
Taylor will play the ABN/AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam instead of the Kroger St. Jude event in Memphis, in his home country. :)

11-27-2004, 10:30 PM
Taylor will play the ABN/AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam instead of the Kroger St. Jude event in Memphis, in his home country. :)

Yea, I saw this news earlier in the week.... considering that tourney was one of the biggest weeks of his career (I think his first title, plus some huge wins!), it's very odd that he is playing in Rotterdam instead :confused:

11-28-2004, 10:55 AM
It was his second title after Newport 2002. I just looked that up ;) Yes it does make it extremely odd, but Richard Krajicek has some good connections of course :)

11-28-2004, 03:01 PM
aha thanks for your research :yeah: I mean, it doesn't matter where he plays, Taylor needs to worry about getting in shape and finding his form - if he does it in Rotterdam instead of Memphis then good for him lol

11-28-2004, 11:52 PM
taylor does need to get in shape, i was lookin through the taylor dent belly thread (noodly was once nalbandianfan101 who is my gross bro, NOT ME) and he is really overweight for a pro.

11-29-2004, 07:07 AM
aha thanks for your research :yeah: I mean, it doesn't matter where he plays, Taylor needs to worry about getting in shape and finding his form - if he does it in Rotterdam instead of Memphis then good for him lol

Yes, but he has a bigger shot at winning the tournament in Memphis, which doesn't have as many top players as Rotterdam. The Rotterdam entry list will likely close at 60, maybe even 50 if there aren't too many withdrawals and Taylor won't be seeded. Plus he hasn't been playing very well at all.. It will be extremely tough for him to win one, let alone more matches. In Memphis I think Players ranked 90 or maybe even outside the Top 100 can enter the tournament directly.

11-29-2004, 02:52 PM
Yes, but he has a bigger shot at winning the tournament in Memphis, which doesn't have as many top players as Rotterdam. The Rotterdam entry list will likely close at 60, maybe even 50 if there aren't too many withdrawals and Taylor won't be seeded. Plus he hasn't been playing very well at all.. It will be extremely tough for him to win one, let alone more matches. In Memphis I think Players ranked 90 or maybe even outside the Top 100 can enter the tournament directly.

Yea, I agree.... :shrug: Who knows why he's playing there instead? lol

11-30-2004, 06:36 AM
Should ask him :lol:

12-04-2004, 04:28 AM
If taylor plays in Memphis i will get to watch him! :)

12-04-2004, 05:17 AM
No, he's not playing Memphis

And CooCoo, that's ok I'd really rather not get anywhere near Taylor if I can help it :p

01-07-2005, 03:21 AM
Does anyone know if he is still going out with Jenny Hopkins? I heard a while ago that they broke up.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-07-2005, 12:55 PM
taylor beat lleyton :D:D:D:D:D:D

01-07-2005, 03:16 PM
Taylor continues his run of def. top players. Knew he could do it. Fantastic :D :)

01-08-2005, 12:01 PM
Taylor made the final by an impressive 6-1 6-1 win. Go and good luck in the final.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-08-2005, 06:45 PM
oooh he plays pim pim :(

01-08-2005, 07:45 PM
LET'S GO TAYLOR!!!! :bigclap:

01-08-2005, 07:46 PM
Wow Taylor has been playing far better than I would have thought....:woohoo:

01-08-2005, 08:49 PM
For a s/v player to actually beat Lleyton Hewitt (who eats s/v players for lunch) is quite an accomplishment :D Congrats to Taylor on one of his biggest wins yet.

Playing Andy Jr (Pim Pim) will be a challenge for him. I hope he can do it. Would love to see another American win a title for once. :)

01-08-2005, 11:42 PM
C'MON TAYLOR!!! Maybe the "c'mon's" will fire him up like it did for the Lleyton match.

01-09-2005, 01:40 AM
Taylor! :bigclap:

01-11-2005, 02:13 AM
Does anyone know if he is still going out with Jenny Hopkins? I heard a while ago that they broke up.

TDO (http://www.taylordentonline.vze.com) said a while ago that he had, but this was incorrect information. According to a source who would know, at least as of late-ish last year, they were still going out.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-13-2005, 06:02 AM
taylor retired from his match against mirnyi :sobbing:

01-13-2005, 10:35 PM
He said he had been suffering from tiredness as a result of making the final of the Australian men's Hardcourts event in Adelaide last week, where he lost to Joachim Johansson.

"The doctor thinks that I'm just a little run down after my long week last week in Adelaide," Dent said.

"I hope to get over it soon. I'm going to have the rest of today off and tomorrow off and I'll see how my body feels."


Hope so.

01-14-2005, 05:40 AM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!RAAAIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNYYYYYYYYYY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is it really you?

:hug::hug::hug::hug::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounc e::hug::hug::hug::hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
01-14-2005, 09:36 PM
Chatting to taylor on a question and answer session :D:D:D

Aleksa's Laydee
01-14-2005, 09:42 PM
We've got him!

Hey everybody, I'm ready. Fire away!

Ted Matheson L.A. CA
Hi Taylor! Why did you decide to play Rotterdam instead of Memphis this year?

Basically b/c there was no Americans that have played Rotterdam in the last few years over there. They were really offering me a good deal to go over there, so I thought it would be a nice change. I've never played in those tournaments before, I'm looking forward to playing them!

Jenn (Philadelphia)
you're in the same half of the draw as federer, agassi, F-Lopez etc. who do you think is your toughest potential opponent at the OZ open

Well, unfortunately, I'm not good enough to look that far ahead. SO, my toughest opponent is my qualifier in the first round. I hope I make it to Federer ... but like I said, I'm not good enough to look that far ahead!

Jeroen (Maastricht, the Netherlands)
Hi Taylor, my name is Jeroen and I'm from Holland. I am a big fan of yours and I think it's great that you decided to come to Rotterdam this year. When you are playing a tournament in Australia do you feel more Ozzie or American?

Hi Jeroen. Im very excited for Rotterdam! When I come down here to play in Australia, everybody treats me unbeievable. Tennis is so big, I'm recognized more here than in the U.S. It's a great place and a great feeling. I see a lot of family here, so I do feel very Australian, but having spent so much time in the States, at the end of the day, I'm really American.
John: (Astoria, NY)
When I play ATP Fantasy Tennis, you always make my team. : ) If you could pick a squad of five guys to be your fantasy tennis dream team in '05, who would they be?

You can't ignore Federrer, he wins more matches than anybody lately. Hewitt would be on my team ... Rodick too. There's three. Let's see, who else. Badian and that clay courter -- Guillermo Coria! There's my five.

Amanda (Cleveland)
Hey Taylor!! Good luck in the Open. How do you get yourself pumped up for a match?

I guess, for me, it's not that hard. I have more trouble staying calm. It's easy for me to get too fired up. I try to stay focussed, go out, do my job and just let the chips fall. I try to take my time.
William (Ann Arbor, MI)
What do you attribute your recent win over Hewitt to?

I think it's a combination of a lot of things but the biggest reason would be that my second serve was above average, it was effective and accurate. I was solid at the net and I was playing great defense when he was serving so he really had to earn all the points that he was serving.

matty (cincinnati)
What player, past or present, would you like to meet in a Wimbledon final?

I guess for sure I'd say I'd love to play Pete Sampras -- b/c it's his court. That's the true test.

Matt (Baton Rouge, LA)
What did you think of the movie Wimbeldon?

Oh, I actually didn't see it, but I was in the hotel room last week flicking through on demand movies and I was actually going to watch it b/c the previews looked good. I'll have to take a peek at it.

James, Los Angeles
Taylor, it is a treat to be able to root for someone as amicable as you. How are you recovering from your recent cold and what kind of preparation can you do for the upcoming heat? you think that will effect play?

Thanks James. What I'm doing right now is drinking a lot of fluids, I bought some Pedialyte from the pharmacy over here. I was pretty ill the other day and I could have kept playing in my match but I really just wanted to be recovered for the Aussie Open. That's what we're here for.

Shimul (MN)
Why do you think there are no serve and volley players anymore (excluding you of course)? Personally I love watching and playing against them. Brings a great contrast in styles.

Being a serve and vollier, I understand how difficult the game is. Tim Henmen doesn't serve and volley nearly as much any more, tourney are slowing down the courts so the players have longer rallies, the balls are getting heavier and the players just return and pass so well. It's just so difficult to play this kind of game, I guess that's why we're seeing so much less of it!

Lindsay (Ann Arbor, MI)
How did you get involved in that commercial featuring Agassi's kid?

It was a crazy coincidence. I was playing in Munich and I rolled my ankle pretty badly so I wouldn't have been able to play so I flew home and my agent called me up. I told him my ankle was smashed up and I was just taking it easy and starting to hit slowly. He told me about the commercial, eight days later I flew up to San Francisco and shot the commercial and had a great time!

Brett (Rochester, NY)
First of all Taylor good luck in Melbourne, I will be rooting for you. Because the Australian Open is so separated from the other grand slams in terms of time of year, how does your training and preparation differ for this event as opposed to the French, Wimbledon or US Open?

I actaully think that the preparation is a little bit easier for this slam b/c we do actually have some time off and we can just focus on practicing and working on our game instead of playing match after match after match in all those tournaments. So, I think that the preparation for the Australian Open is easier on us.

John Craig, Newport Beach, California
Hello Taylor,Just want you to know I am watching all your results closely and pulling for you to have a great Australian Open and 2005. Stay healthy and good luck to you!

Thanks so much for all of your support, everybody. Hopefully, if you're cheering for me, I won't let you down too much. I look forward to seeing you all at the tournaments coming up. Take care!

Aleksa's Laydee
01-14-2005, 09:43 PM
Bless him!!1 :hug:

01-14-2005, 11:40 PM
Nice chat :)

I like Taylor, he seems like a nice kid with a good heart and I like his unique style of game. I just wish he would really put in the effort and drop some weight and get into good shape. He'd be a top 10 player and a legitimate contender for big titles if he could do this, IMO.

01-15-2005, 08:10 PM
Deb, I couldn't agree more. At one point a few years ago he had gotten down to I think 188 lbs and his results picked up from where they had been. And I know that of his past coaches Brad Stine was one who was really known as a task-master, and Taylor achieved a lot of career firsts with Stine. I'm not criticising you know the decisions he makes with his coaches and his training or whatnot, but we can all see how he can make shots when he's there in time, its just that if he had less to carry around his footspeed could be an asset to his position on the court ... I was watching the old Hewitt match from Wimbledon 2001 today and Jim Courier and Marv Albert were commentating for TNT, and Jim said something along the lines of, "The good news for Taylor Dent is that you can teach control but you can't teach size, and Taylor's got the size" ... basically saying that there's an advantage in erring on the side of sloppy talent over erring on the side of controlled mediocrity. The only thing was that that was the outlook 3.5 years ago; partly he deserves some slack for his injuries but in large part he needs to be consistently disciplined. Its great that he you know beats Roddick for a title, beats Ferrero for a title, etc etc, but its kind of like he's the one stopping himself from acheiving more. From the way he talks about his own exercising habits he seems content in accepting himself as just a sort of lazy person ... personality-wise I love Taylor's amicability but you always wonder how far "nice" gets you in sports. Anyway, I ramble, we'll see what the new year brings!

EDIT: Just found this: Taylor loses weight in the offseason (http://wwwtoolz.com/sitenews/sitenews.asp?act=msg&id=95&user=tennisdear)

PS - Eowyn ssssh I'm incognito ...

PPS - Ted Matherson from LA and matty from cincinnati was SO me going submit-crazy on the ESPN chat thing :p

01-15-2005, 11:40 PM
Yes, I agree, that taylor seems to beat himself sometimes. He should have achieved more in his career than he has, especially in majors and big events. I don't know if I feel like he could win a slam but he should certainly contend at Wimby and he should certainly contend for most of the fast-court TMS titles. I remember thinking it was too bad he had fired Brad Stine, who had coached Courier and is known for being a beatdown sort of coach - but no matter how good someone like that was for him, if they weren't getting along then it wasn't the right pairing. Hopefully he finds his talent and can channel it before it's too late. And he just needs to stay HEALTHY!

01-16-2005, 12:13 AM
I love Taylor :hearts:

01-16-2005, 02:16 AM
rainy you couldn't be incognito if you tried :)

01-17-2005, 11:32 AM
85 net approaches in his first round straight sets win :eek: :D :)

Aleksa's Laydee
01-17-2005, 12:36 PM
well done today taylor :D

01-17-2005, 02:37 PM

He couldn't hold serve to save his life in the first set but somehow got it at the end... He'll need to up his level if/when he plays Andre.

01-18-2005, 10:34 PM

01-19-2005, 04:37 PM
As expected into the third round. From what I've read slight improvement to make. Hopefully his second serve works, then he's capable of beating anybody.

01-19-2005, 04:58 PM
They were talking about how he was acting sort of immaturely during his match last night with Tabara. he was serving for the second set at 5-1 and got a bad call and had a couple of prolonged arguments with the ump. None of the commentators could understand why he was letting himself get so worked up when he was winning so easily. He broke Tabara 9 times but had a TON of doublefaults and was broken 5 times himself. I'd say he's gotta pick up his level a lot if he wants to have a chance to beat AA on Rebound Ace. Unlucky for Taylor, he keeps getting really hard draws in the third round of slams (Andy twice, now Andre)

Gilbert also said that he felt that if Taylor could get fit, drop some weight, stay healthy and uninjured, etc, that he'd be a top 10 player. It's just too bad he doesn't seem really committed to it yet. His game is one of a dying breed and he seems like such a nice guy, it's tough to see him not putting 100% of himself into it.

01-19-2005, 05:03 PM
Why do players argue about calls? It is so frustrating, get over it and move on. I'm glad Taylor won, hopefully he can make some improvements and drop some weight.

01-20-2005, 10:06 PM
In case you dont have coverage, AO radio will (IIRC) be covering the AA match on the AO website.

01-25-2005, 09:23 PM
Hey guys... I was watch ELLEN today and Taylor was on in the very beginning. He and a guy from Penn gave $50,000 and some autographed things to Ellen for her Tsunami Relief Fund... So if you get a chance to catch the rerun, the main guest was Ice Cube. I know the Oxygen channel reairs Ellen, but I dont know if that would be on tonight or a later night. So look out for that :)

01-25-2005, 11:10 PM
McEnroe: Agassi Or Dent Could Play First-Round Davis Cup Tie

Photo By Susan Mullane By Richard Pagliaro

Andre Agassi has always approached tennis on his own terms. The eight-time Grand Slam champion crafted a career Renaissance after his 30th birthday and may now be considering another comeback — to Davis Cup competition.

The United States hosts Croatia in its opening-round Davis Cup tie scheduled for March 4-6th in Carson, California

The 34-year-old Agassi, who owns a 30-5 career record in 10 years of Davis Cup competition, helped lead the United States to two Davis Cup championships and may be a competitive presence on the American team in the future.

In the post-match press conference that followed his straight sets victory over Rainer Schuettler in Melbourne last week, Agassi said his Davis Cup success remains a highlight of his career and the prospect of playing with the younger generation of Americans — second-ranked Andy Roddick and twins Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan — in a team competition is appealing.

"I'm going to have this discussion with (U.S. Davis Cup captain) Patrick (McEnroe), just because he's made the effort to want to have conversations with me about it. So I'll be respectful of that," Agassi said. "But it's just twofold. I have a lot of regret not playing because it's one of the best memories of my career, playing Davis Cup, not to mention playing with another generation of guys that have such a good fellowship and team camaraderie together. To experience that would be a great feeling."

Admitting the odds are still against Agassi playing Davis Cup, McEnroe said Agassi appears closer to committing to playing now than at any other time in his tenure as captain.

"I think it's still probably a less than 50-50 chance, but I had a long talk with Andre's coach, Darren Cahill, last week and he said, 'Listen, Andre's thinking about it. We're really considering it. We haven't even talked about it this seriously for four years or at least since I've been around.' That's what Darren said to me," McEnroe said in a conference call with the media to promote ESPN's Australian Open coverage. "To me, Andre opened the door slightly to pique my interest, so my job as the captain is I have to exhaust that possibility. If Andre will come back, then we will certainly try to get him to do that. But at the end of the day, it's going to be if he feels he can make the commitment and not just the commitment to play one match here or there, but to really do it."

Agassi has not played a Davis Cup tie since sweeping his singles matches in the United States' 3-2 quarterfinal conquest of the Czech Republic in 2000. Since his last Davis Cup appearance nearly five years ago, Agassi has reiterated his decision to step aside from Davis Cup play to devote more time to his family, raise money and awareness for his charitable organization, the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation, and focus on the final stage of his tennis career.

Conventional wisdom might suggest Agassi would consider reducing his schedule to focus on the majors in what may be his final full season of play. Mary Carillo, McEnroe's ESPN colleague, believes Agassi's loss to top-ranked Roger Federer in the Australian Open quarterfinals might make the future Hall of Famer more likely to play the competition he has held close to his heart throughout much of his playing career as an ideal farewell to the sport.

"I'm not the Davis Cup captain, but I've got to think after last night that Andre's chances of playing Davis Cup have actually gone up a little bit," Carillo said. "I only say that because Andre knows he's on his way to saying good-bye to this sport and I'm just thinking after what I saw last night, Andre might just become a little bit more of a sentimentalist instead of pragmatist about playing Davis Cup. I got a sense that Andre wants to leave this sport having done everything and played everything and everywhere that he feels he needed to to sort of wrap a ribbon around himself. I honestly do think that there could be a Davis Cup that Andre might want to play in what could be his final year."

Agassi and McEnroe plan to discuss Davis Cup the week after the Australian Open concludes. The captain said he would not ask Agassi to completely commit to playing the entire Davis Cup schedule and would agree to his availability on a tie-by-tie basis.

"He's Andre Agassi and while you want him to play as much as he can, I don't necessarily need him for every match," McEnroe said.

Should Agassi opt against playing in the opening-round tie against Croatia, McEnroe said Taylor Dent, who fell to Agassi in the third round of the Australian Open, is the clear candidate for the second singles spot on the U.S. squad. A starting singles tandem of Roddick and Dent would give the United States two of the biggest serves and the sport and offer the stylistic contrast of Roddick's aggressive baseline play and Dent's attacking game. Dent has split his four career meetings with Croatia's Mario Ancic and is 1-1 against Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic.

"He's had the best start to the year," McEnroe said of Dent. "If Andre decides not to play, I would think Taylor's got the inside track on playing and getting a shot. I think he would play well in the atmosphere of Davis Cup and he's got a pretty good record against the Croatians. He's had the best start to the year by far of anybody that could possibly play the second spot other than Agassi. I'd feel a lot better if he were in great shape, let's put it that way."

Dent plays a physically-punishing style of play and would undoubtedly benefit by getting into the type of shape Patrick Rafter exhibited in claiming consecutive U.S. Open championships. Despite questionable conditioning, Dent still produced the best results of any American man aside from Roddick and Agassi during the Australian hard-court circuit. Dent defeated Robby Ginepri, Julien Benneteau, Lleyton Hewitt and Juan Ignacio Chela before bowing to Joachim Johansson in the Adelaide final. Dent, whose father Phil Dent was the 1974 Australian Open runner-up and represented his native Australia in Davis Cup competition, reached the third round of Sydney and has declared his availability for Davis Cup.

Conceding Dent's conditioning is a concern in the best-of-five set Davis Cup format, McEnroe believes if Dent can lose a little, he can win big.

"It's a concern that he's carrying a little bit (more) extra weight then he needs and I can say that because I've told him that," McEnroe said. "He's a little stubborn when it comes to confronting that issue. But clearly if he were in excellent condition he would be, in my mind, a top 10 player."

Stopping short of declaring 2005 a make-or-break season for 37th-ranked Mardy Fish and the 57th-ranked Ginepri, McEnroe said the time is now for all the of the young Americans to lift their level of play and improve their results.

"I think this is a big year or them and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed the way they started the year down here," McEnroe said. "I still think there's potential there to do a lot better. They're getting to that point where they're not past their prime by any stretch, but they're getting to that point where it's time to make the move. Yes, I'm expecting better things from Fish and Ginepri. Blake looked pretty good here; played a great couple of sets against Hewitt so I like the start that he had to the year and I like the start Taylor Dent had here, but he's still got a ways to go physically as well. I'd like to see someone get close to the Andy Roddick level, but so far, clearly that hasn't happened."

01-26-2005, 07:01 PM
Hey guys... I was watch ELLEN today and Taylor was on in the very beginning. He and a guy from Penn gave $50,000 and some autographed things to Ellen for her Tsunami Relief Fund... So if you get a chance to catch the rerun, the main guest was Ice Cube. I know the Oxygen channel reairs Ellen, but I dont know if that would be on tonight or a later night. So look out for that :)

Penn Racquet Sports Donates $50,000 to Aid Tsunami Relief Effort on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2005/penn_ellen.asp)

02-07-2005, 03:16 AM
I've come to cheer for Taylor!!!!!

I know Ellen reruns like a week or two later on Oxygen, but I fear I must have missed that one. I'm gonna check the listings in upcoming shows though to make sure.

Aleksa's Laydee
02-07-2005, 05:16 PM
Mark Knowles BAH / Daniel Nestor CAN [1] v. Sébastien De Chaunac FRA / Jean-René Lisnard FRA [WC]
Gael Monfils FRA / Gilles Simon FRA [WC] v. Julian Knowle AUT / Petr Pala CZE
Jonathan Erlich ISR / Andy Ram ISR [3] v. Nicolas Kiefer GER / Paradorn Srichaphan THA
Dominik Hrbaty SVK / Joachim Johansson SWE v. Julien Benneteau FRA / Nicolas Mahut FRA

Mario Ancic CRO / Michael Llodra FRA v. Igor Andreev RUS / Nikolay Davydenko RUS
Tomas Berdych CZE / Rainer Schüttler GER v. Martin Damm CZE / Radek Stepanek CZE [4]
:eek: Taylor Dent USA / Thomas Johansson SWE :eek: v. Jean-François Bachelot FRA / Arnaud Clément FRA
Feliciano Lopez ESP / Fernando Verdasco ESP v. Cyril Suk CZE / Pavel Vizner CZE [2]

Great stuff ;)

02-07-2005, 05:20 PM
what triggered that matchup? :confused: it's a good one, nonetheless!

02-07-2005, 06:07 PM
Wow there are a bunch of good first-rounders.
Go-Go Taylor!

02-08-2005, 03:37 PM
Dent will be the fifth man on the USA Davis Cup team for the 1R tie v. Croatia:

02-08-2005, 03:40 PM
Dent will be the fifth man on the USA Davis Cup team for the 1R tie v. Croatia:

I be liking our team! :D

Can't wait to see the pix! ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
02-10-2005, 06:42 PM
they lost the doubles! :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
02-10-2005, 06:43 PM
good luck against nalby taylor!!! :D beat him!!!

:woohoo: davis cup for taylor :D

02-10-2005, 07:14 PM
good luck against nalby taylor!!! :D beat him!!!

Get 'em!!!! :smash:

Aleksa's Laydee
02-10-2005, 08:32 PM
HE WON!!!!!!!!!!! 7-6 6-2 :woohoo: :D:D:D

02-10-2005, 08:35 PM
On what court was it Indoor HC or Carpet? Whatever knew Taylor on fire he'd def. Nalbandian. :D :) On fire, on fast court difficult to beat. GO Taylor.

02-10-2005, 08:50 PM
HE WON!!!!!!!!!!! 7-6 6-2 :woohoo: :D:D:D

Holy crap!!
Wooooohoooooo!!! :woohoo:
Yay Tay!!!!

02-11-2005, 03:50 AM
On what court was it Indoor HC or Carpet? Whatever knew Taylor on fire he'd def. Nalbandian. :D :) On fire, on fast court difficult to beat. GO Taylor.Hard (Greenset)/Indoor

QF: T. Dent v. (6) F. Lopez

02-11-2005, 02:55 PM
Great win for Taylor! Let's see if he can back it up against another tough customer indoors.

02-11-2005, 08:54 PM
F.Lopez(ESP) d. T. Dent(USA) 7-5 1-6 7-6(8) saved MP

02-11-2005, 11:11 PM
Wow, that's too bad for Taylor, he'd been up a minibreak in the TB.

02-11-2005, 11:28 PM
Wow, that's too bad for Taylor, he'd been up a minibreak in the TB.
He went down a break early in the 3rd, finally got the break back, then saved 3 match points serving at 4-5 & held serve to go to a tiebreak. He got down early in the tie break, saved 4 more match points, then had a match point of his own, but couldn't convert. Lopez finally won on his eighth match point.

02-13-2005, 04:58 PM
Dent faces Mario Ancic in the first round of Rotterdam.

02-13-2005, 05:03 PM
Against Lopez was a disappointing def. Find it fairer Indoors to be played on carpet. Makes a difference carpet or HC. It's easier for Lopez to have a high ranking than for a serve & volleyer. A fast court should remain a fast court instead of slowing them down. As well you'll have less overranked players and fairer ranking.
Smucav thanks for the info.

Aleksa's Laydee
02-16-2005, 05:48 PM
Rotterdam this week

Position Player Service MPH
1 Taylor Dent USA 149.3

Taylor Dent, the first American to play in Rotterdam since 1998, has failed to make it to the second round. He was dismissed by Mario Ancic in straight sets: 7-6, 7-5.

Dent follows in the footsteps of his father Phil, who lost his first-round match here in 1974. Ancic enjoyed being back in the Netherlands: “I like playing here,” he said afterwards, “the stands are always full, especially during the evening session. The crowd seems to understand what it’s like to be on court, which always impresses me. I’m due to play Oliver Rochus next. He’s made an excellent start to the season and will undoubtedly make life very difficult for me. At least I know what to expect.”


02-20-2005, 01:36 PM
I've had the chance to meet Taylor a few times this week and it amazes me how kind he was, i had not expected that from him to be honest.
So wa-hey to Taylor! :D

02-20-2005, 01:37 PM
And something else...
Can somebody tell me who his coach is?

We thought he was kinda cute and were curious if he has been playing proffesional tennis aswell?

02-20-2005, 03:27 PM
I'm glad you had a good experience meeting him, he does seem like a nice guy :) He's the only young American I haven't gotten to see play :(

02-20-2005, 03:28 PM
Taylor is so hot.

02-21-2005, 04:39 PM
I've had the chance to meet Taylor a few times this week and it amazes me how kind he was, i had not expected that from him to be honest.
So wa-hey to Taylor! :D
Congrats, Dutchie, way cool! :cool:

02-28-2005, 05:45 PM
I've had the chance to meet Taylor a few times this week and it amazes me how kind he was, i had not expected that from him to be honest.

Yeah he was really kind, i did not expect is either but it was cool to meet him and discover that he's nice :D

And something else...
Can somebody tell me who his coach is?

We thought he was kinda cute and were curious if he has been playing proffesional tennis aswell?
Dutchie means this coach (or he could be his fitness trainer):
(Hope the photo works and it's kinda large... :rolleyes: )


Well, I hope someone knows...

02-28-2005, 07:58 PM
Francisco Montana is Taylor's coach (shares him with Ginepri). Have no idea who the guy in the photo is.

02-28-2005, 08:17 PM
Yeah, we thought it was his coach but apperantly he is not!
(and i don't think Montana is cute, btw :o )

But if anyone can help us out plz do so!

@ Catchie - Nice photowork there! :yeah:

03-02-2005, 05:33 PM
Then i think that guy must be his fitness trainer... Maybe if anyone of you sees the 'Wanted-guy' when he's treining Taylor, please ask his name ;)

03-04-2005, 03:19 AM
Here's a rather silly article about Taylor Dent and Kevin Kim:

And something else... Can somebody tell me who his coach is? :drool: We thought he was kinda cute and were curious if he has been playing proffesional tennis aswell?Francisco Montana is 35; the guy in that photo looks younger.

Here's a photo of Dent from the Davis Cup team dinner in California:


He looks very happy to be there.

Aleksa's Laydee
03-08-2005, 02:05 PM
he looks lovely!! :eek:

03-08-2005, 03:08 PM
I love Andy's All Stars with that suit ;) It's so cool

03-08-2005, 03:40 PM
he looks lovely!! :eek:Dent was interviewed by Luke Jensen during Agassi's match. In addition to being a nice guy, he seems very analytical and thoughtful about the game. I only wish he could apply some of his insights to his game. He seems to be purpetually stuck #32.

03-08-2005, 03:54 PM
Here's Taylor during Andre's match on Friday. Amer Delic is to the left, anyone know who it is on the right?

03-08-2005, 09:55 PM
Taylor has a bye in the first round; will face either Cyril Saulnier or Victor Hanescu in the second round.


03-12-2005, 03:16 PM
The ATP All-Star Rally for Relief raised $18,282.76 for UNICEF, a figure that does not include revenue from ticket sales from Friday's special night at the Pacific Life Open.
ATP players participating were Roger Federer, who hosted the ATP Foundation event, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Marat Safin, Carlos Moya, Andre Agassi, David Nalbandian, Guillermo Coria, Paradorn Srichaphan and Tim Henman. Sony Ericsson WTA Tour players who played and also helped pass UNICEF buckets through the crowd to collect funds were Kim Clijsters, Elena Dementieva, Amelie Mauresmo and Daniela Hantuchova. Lindsay Davenport, Taylor Dent and Lisa Raymond also raised funds for UNICEF at a pre-event gathering at the Indian Wells Village Stage.


03-14-2005, 03:17 PM
2R: (30)T Dent (USA) d C Saulnier (FRA) 16 76(1) 62

3R: (4) Marat Safin v. (30) Taylor Dent

Taylor Dent, another player on Patrick McEnroe's shortlist for Davis Cup play, suggested that his 9-year-old brother could have made a better showing than he did in the first set Sunday against Cyril Saulnier of France. Hopelessly tentative and seemingly unable to do anything but push his backhand on the return of serve, Dent allowed Saulnier to dominate the set and, in the end, did well to turn it around and claim a 1-6, 7-6, 6-2 victory.

To do so, he had to find a way to fire himself up. That translated into a conduct warning for smashing his racket, but it worked. The power flooded back into Dent's game, and Saulnier struggled to deal with Dent's thunderous serve as well as the power of a backhand that can turn from powder puff to howitzer.

The players had words at the end of the match because Dent had taken offense at the way Saulnier had reacted to some of his mistakes.

"I thought he was cheering a couple of my bad shots, which gets on your nerves," Dent said. "But maybe I shouldn't have taken it that way. He said, 'Sorry,' and I was happy to leave it at that."http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050314/EVENTS10/503140345/1120/events10
Giving back: The USTA is considering asking Americans players who have gotten financial assistance to pay the organization back some money, somewhere between $25,000 to $30,000. It would be from top Americans who have made a million in prize money.

Taylor Dent said he wouldn't mind giving back, but with a condition.

"I'd like to see where it's going and I'd like to have a little bit of control over that," Dent said. "I wouldn't want my money going to Gatorades on the side of the court. I'd want my money to go for some young junior ... and maybe at my discretion, whether I think the coach is good enough or not. Then I'd feel like my money's not being wasted."

03-16-2005, 03:44 AM
What a match by Taylor tonight to take out Safin 7-5 6-4. Haven't seen him play this well in quite some time. Marat was off his game, but Taylor fully deserved it.

Third win over a top 10 player this year, would be nice to see him keep this form consistently.

03-16-2005, 03:52 AM
Impressive Taylor! I just love watching him up at the net. :D

03-16-2005, 04:19 AM
taylor played really good tonight, i was impressed, he upset the 2005 australian open champ, and fed. was saying that whoever wins the AO usually wins the pacific life open. woot woot, go taylor! good luck against canas

Aleksa's Laydee
03-16-2005, 05:12 PM
thanks for the pic deb!

awesome win taylor!!! :D :clap2: great!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-16-2005, 05:13 PM
good luck v canas tonight taylor!! dont blow it ;)

03-17-2005, 06:00 PM
http://www.thedesertsun.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050317/EVENTS10/503170351/1120/events10Upset after an upset: Coming off the biggest upset in the tournament, Taylor Dent had to withdraw from his match against Guillermo Canas with a viral infection in his stomach. The night before, Dent defeated reigning Australian Open champion Marat Safin 7-5, 6-4.

"I've been battling this viral infection in my stomach since Sydney earlier this year," Dent said. "It flared up at 3 a.m.

"It's absolutely disappointing coming off a big win against Safin. I didn't come in here with a lot of expectations, but I felt I could win a few more matches here."

Aleksa's Laydee
03-18-2005, 06:31 PM
since sydney :eek: :awww:

03-21-2005, 07:51 PM

Dent has a bye in the first round and will face either Antony Dupuis or Victor Hanescu in the second round of AMS Miami.

Aleksa's Laydee
03-26-2005, 07:13 PM
he beat hanescu...well coz he retired..but he was still beating him before that :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-28-2005, 08:11 AM
dent now plays coria today in the 3rd round i think it is...gooooooooooo taylor!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
03-28-2005, 04:30 PM
he WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 6-3 6-4 :D:D:D

03-28-2005, 04:35 PM
Knew T. dent would def. G. Coria as long as he plays well. Well done Mr. Net Approach great for tennis to have serve & volleyer go further in this tournament. :D :)

03-28-2005, 05:02 PM
I am happy Taylor Dent won. Next he plays Gaudio. I think the Dent vs. Coria match should've been aired. Hopefully, ESPN1 or ESPN2 will air the upcoming match with Taylor.

Edited to add this correction: Taylor will play F. Mayer next.

03-28-2005, 05:05 PM
awesome win taylor!!:woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-28-2005, 05:34 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

03-28-2005, 06:49 PM
Not sure if it's already been mentioned but Dent scored another win prior to his singles win against Coria.

Dent/Ginepri beat Johansson/Safin (6-3,6-3)in the 1st round of Doubles. Next up, they'll play Black/Ullyett.

03-28-2005, 06:51 PM
Wow, his 4th top 10 win this year, amazing! by the stats it sure appears like he played very very well.

03-28-2005, 06:56 PM
I am happy Taylor Dent won. Next he plays Gaudio. I think the Dent vs. Coria match should've been aired. Hopefully, ESPN1 or ESPN2 will air the upcoming match with Taylor.The ESPN schedule says Williams v. Likhovtseva on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m., but Federer v. Zabaleta doesn't start until 7:00 p.m. & should still be underway at 8, so they should have some time to show at least highlights of Dent v. Coria.

03-28-2005, 08:45 PM
The ESPN schedule says Williams v. Likhovtseva on ESPN2 at 8:00 p.m., but Federer v. Zabaleta doesn't start until 7:00 p.m. & should still be underway at 8, so they should have some time to show at least highlights of Dent v. Coria.

:) That would be cool if/when they do. I haven't seen him play since his victory over Safin at Pacific.

03-28-2005, 09:31 PM
I doubt they'll show anything more than a few seconds of highlight... they're cutting into Roger live at 8, at least that's the impression ESPN gave at the end of today's coverage, then will go to Serena, but hopefully in a recap or something they'll show some clips from this match.

Now Taylor, please don't do what you usually do after a big win - crap out or get hurt. Beat Mayer! :lol:

03-29-2005, 01:09 AM
GOOO TAYLOR!!! It would be great if he had a strong showing here.

03-29-2005, 02:12 AM
that was an awesome win! go taylor!

03-29-2005, 04:04 PM
The local papers are starting to jump on the Taylor Train. Here's yet another article about his superb win over Coria. :rocker2:

Taylor Dent wants to consistently play with the same confidence and vigor as he did in his victory against Guillermo Coria. but 'it's not like I can flip on a switch, you know.'

Dent leaves winning mark
He defeats No. 4 seed Coria in straight sets in Key Biscayne.

By Karen Crouse
Palm Beach Post Staff Columnist

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

KEY BISCAYNE — The wind appeared in bursts, as if the sky were hyperventilating. Taylor Dent and Guillermo Coria played their third-round match at the Nasdaq-100 Open on Monday under a cumulous awning that the sun wouldn't burn through until later in the day, after the rain came.

The challenge facing Dent in his eighth year as a touring professional is to develop constancy in a state of flux. If it were easy, maintaining a level of consistency amid conditions that are ever-changing, against opponents of clashing styles, on different surfaces, in a kaleidoscope of cities, the world's No. 1, Roger Federer, would have more true adversaries than admirers.

Against Coria, a finalist here last year, the carefree Californian played like he was looking to dent the top 10. The 23-year-old played divinely in dispatching Coria, the No. 4 seed, 6-3, 6-4 in 79 efflorescent minutes.

Oh, that tennis could always be such a sweet sweat broken. Dent, ranked No. 33, beat Coria with wondrously angled shots. He prevailed by running down every would-be winner so that his Argentine opponent, by the end, was aiming not just for precision but for perfection.

Dent was one shot better and a few degrees sharper than Coria. To beat Coria in such a manner was akin to out-smirking and out-shouting Bill O'Reilly. It was riveting to watch Dent use Coria's strengths against him.

"It always nice to beat the South Americans in their own little games," Dent said, grinning.

The Miami stop on the ATP tour is Coria's favorite tournament stateside. And yet Coria said he never felt comfortable Monday on the stadium court at Crandon Park. Dent simply refused to let his opponent settle in.

"He put a lot of pressure on me and played very well," Coria said.

"When he's inspired," Coria added, "he plays great."

Which raises the question: If Dent can play that way one day, why doesn't he play that way every day?

Dent was anticipating the question. He was on top of it, the way he was almost all of Coria's devilish drop shots.

"Yeah, I know that it can be that way eventually, and that's what I'm working toward," Dent said. "I've thought that in the past, but .*.*. it's not like I can flip on a switch, you know."

Beating Coria was a step forward, not a resting place. Dent can't let himself forget that. He defeated Australian Open champion Marat Safin in the third round at Indian Wells this month, then had to retire during his fourth-round match against Argentina's Guillermo Canas because of a stomach virus.

It'll make him sick if he can't chase his upset of Coria with a victory in the fourth round against Germany's Florian Mayer. Progress at this level is a moving picture, not a freeze frame.

"I compare it to one of my dad's lessons," said Dent, whose father, Phil, is a former top-20 player. "A young kid, let's say he's 12 years old. Dad's feeding him forehands. The kid's just hitting the fence, ball after ball. Dad doesn't say a word. Feeds him another shot and then the kid rips a clean winner. Perfect ball. The kid just doesn't have the consistency. That's what I compare myself to. I just don't have that consistency. I'm almost there."

The chicken-and-egg question for the pro player's searching soul is this: Which comes first, the confidence or the consistency?

Dent isn't sure. All he knows is the practice court is where to go for the answer.

"It's just a matter of going out there and practicing and practicing and practicing until you feel confident in the fact that you can (execute a serve or volley) down 30-40, 4-5 in the fifth set or the third set," Dent said. "Just getting the confidence to know that you can do this every point."

Dent's appetite for success is exceeded only by his appetite for supper. Some people eat to live. Dent lives to eat. "I just like to chow down until I'm busting at the seams," he said, laughing.

He carried 216 pounds on his 6-foot-2 frame in the fall of 2003 when he won back-to-back titles in Bangkok and Moscow. Since then Dent has lowered his weight to 195 through diet and exercise. That should tell you how serious he is at seeing his world ranking climb into the top-10.

"The lighter I get, within reason, the longer I'll be able to last," Dent reasoned.

If Dent could stick around through the weekend here, that would be a change for the better.

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Happier the weight is over
Taylor Dent continued his stellar play since dropping 16 pounds as he upset fifth-ranked Guillermo Coria in straight sets.


The big guy is smaller, but his conquests are growing.

American Taylor Dent, down 16 pounds since the U.S. Open in September, can put another notch on his top 10 hit list. Monday, 33rd-ranked Dent defeated fifth-ranked Guillermo Coria of Argentina 6-3, 6-4 at the NASDAQ-100 Open.


''I feel like if I execute my game, I'm going to give anybody in the world a handful of trouble,'' said Dent, 23, a 6-2, 200-pound serve-and-volleyer who went to Monte Vista High, the same Danville, Calif., high school as Olympic skater Michelle Kwan and University of Miami quarterback Kyle Wright. ''So that's just kind of the mind-set I go out there with in every match. That's what happened today. I was hitting the spots on my serve, sticking my volleys and making him play a lot of balls from the baseline.

''So, you know, good stuff.''

Previously this year, Dent beat then-third-ranked Lleyton Hewitt in the Adelaide, Australia, quarterfinals before losing to Joachim Johansson. He then reached the quarterfinals in Marseille, defeating ninth-ranked David Nalbandian before falling to Feliciano Lopez in a third-set tiebreaker. Last week at the Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, Calif., Dent defeated fourth-ranked Marat Safin in the third round before retiring in the fourth round with a stomach virus.

With Monday's victory, Dent is 4-1 against top 10 opponents this season and advanced to the fourth round today against unseeded Florian Mayer of Germany. Dent said the weight loss has helped him get faster, but that ''fitness doesn't play a huge, huge factor'' in his game. ''I mean, for me, it's always an effort to lose weight, get quicker. I don't really spend much time in the gym, although I'm going to start just to prevent injuries.

''. . . I like to eat a lot of food -- not necessarily bad food. I just like to chow down and eat until I'm busting at the seams.''


Monday, Dent attacked often, winning 37 points at the net and 24 of 28 first serves, his fastest clocked at 142 mph. He had 13 volley winners and some particularly pretty slices, including, while running to his right, a drop shot that laced the net and fell over for the first set.

''I felt that at times when I played my best tennis, Dent came up with even better shots, which, of course, deflated me a little,'' Coria said through an interpreter. ''But that's one of the reasons why Dent beat me today, because he was stronger mentally and came up with bigger shots at the right time.

''He had some great volleys.''

Later in the day, 10th-ranked Andre Agassi talked about Dent, his quarterfinal opponent should both win today's fourth-round matches.

''He certainly has a game that should cause problems for a lot of people,'' Agassi said. ''Not too many players play like he does, and that in and of itself presents an awkward match for everybody he's up against. Yeah, I would expect him to have these wins a lot more often.''

What will it take for Dent to put together a string of [top 10] wins?

''Just that,'' Dent said. ''Just making sure that I'm not throwing away games on my serve. That's what happens when I lose matches. I hit a lot of double faults; guys just get the ball back, and I'm missing volleys.

''The good part [of being a serve-and-volleyer] is it's a very dominating game. If you're playing well, there's not much guys can do about it.''

03-30-2005, 04:03 AM
Taylor plays Andre in the QF :unsure:

Aleksa's Laydee
03-30-2005, 10:37 AM
Gooooooooo TAYLOR, another superub win :D


03-31-2005, 07:21 PM
ESPN2 is showing this match (Dent vs Agassi) at 7-9 PM ET US.

03-31-2005, 09:20 PM
:woohoo: i will be cheering for you tay!!! :worship:

04-01-2005, 09:40 AM
Tay lost 7-5, 6-0. He really fell apart after losing that first set. He played well in the first set, but didn't have enough weapons to scare Andre.

Aleksa's Laydee
04-01-2005, 02:20 PM
:rolleyes: oooh taylor! :( but great week tho :D

04-02-2005, 01:38 AM
why isn't there a Taylor Dent forum!!?!?!?!?!? ;)

04-02-2005, 02:40 AM
Good idea. Taylor Dent forum!!!

04-02-2005, 05:05 PM
He made it to the second round last year, so he stands to gain some good points with the QF showing ...

That second set was ugly. I think there was a big matter of letting disappointment sink your game ... wasn't much fight :-\

Aleksa's Laydee
04-04-2005, 09:54 AM
i signed :D

anyways...in the rankings taylor moved up 6 places to #27 :D:D:D

04-07-2005, 02:32 PM
Taylor's playing the River Oaks International Exhibition this week. Its a clay court event down in Houston, USA. He's the fourth seed, he had a bye in the first round, and tonight he plays 860th-ranked Phillip Simmonds (5:30 CT US).

River Oaks website (http://www.riveroaksinternational.com) | draw (http://www.riveroaksinternational.com/draw.htm) | order of play (http://www.riveroaksinternational.com/match_schedule.htm)

04-09-2005, 06:23 PM
Lost in River Oaks (walkover), and no Monte Carlo ... dont tell me its the i-word!

04-11-2005, 04:56 AM
he sprained his ankle, according to the houston chronicle...
his scheduled second-round opponent, Taylor Dent defaulted before the match because of a sprained ankle.

Dent, seeded fourth, came to Houston with the injury and, despite daily treatments, it never sufficiently came around for him to risk doing more damage in what is considered an exhibition tournament. He offered to give it a go, tournament director Van Barry said, "but he couldn't guarantee it would be pretty. I told him not to take any chances."

04-11-2005, 06:55 AM
another injury eh?

Aleksa's Laydee
04-13-2005, 05:54 PM
oh god not again...taylor :mad: come on stop with these injuries!!

04-14-2005, 05:14 AM
yeh...it really made me mad at IW when he beat My Marat and I was like "Wow, go Taylor", but then he retires?!?!? Ugh I was mad. :mad: I know that people get sick sometimes, but it annoys me.

04-27-2005, 02:58 PM
According to Eurosport, Taylor's withdrawn from Rome. It doesn't say why, though.

04-27-2005, 03:58 PM
According to Eurosport, Taylor's withdrawn from Rome. It doesn't say why, though.
:eek: why?!?!!? when next will taylor play a tournament and not withdraw injured??? :(

04-27-2005, 04:18 PM
Is he a hypochondriac?

04-27-2005, 09:06 PM
:eek: why?!?!!? when next will taylor play a tournament and not withdraw injured??? :(He had a sprained ankle for a few weeks, but my lord that should be healed by now unless it was really severe

edit: Guess so, the Rome site says he withdrew due to his ankle.

04-29-2005, 02:26 AM
one wonders if tennis is really his top priority...

04-29-2005, 03:39 AM
one wonders if tennis is really his top priority...

I think it is, but he's under alot of pressure. I don't think its easy even when you have great results, it seems like it increases the pressure instead of making it lesser. Look at Mardy Fish, he seems to be stumbling under the pressure. Taylor's under even more pressure considering who his Dad is; he has to live up to that, not only being judged by other people, but his Dad as well.

I used to think that the life of a tennis pro was glamourous, but obviously, its not. Its really stressful and super competitive. I wish Taylor the best.

05-04-2005, 08:57 AM
Is our big dumpling feeling better? Anyone know?

05-26-2005, 08:58 PM
Let's hope Taylor can play the grass tournaments his surface needs a little more luck though. Great to see serve and volley. Wondering how many real serve and volleyers are left in the game.

06-13-2005, 05:57 PM
Good win for Taylor today. He beat Alexander Popp 6-3 6-3 in Nottingham. KEEP IT UP TAYLOR :bounce:

06-20-2005, 06:49 PM
Dent was in the ESPN2 studio after his first round win over Norman. He said he went to six different doctors before any could find out what was wrong with his ankle. Finally he was diagnosed that a bone chip was pressing against a nerve; he had a cortisone shot & the pain went away immediately. He also said he had been jogging, but it didn't look like it during his match. His dad is now coaching him again until he finds someone else.

06-20-2005, 09:13 PM
Good win for Taylor today :yeah: I think he should have closed it out earlier, but a win is a win. Hopefully he goes far in this tournament.

06-22-2005, 01:03 PM
:woohoo: Taylor's into the third round. He beat Kevin Kim today 6-3 6-4 6-4.

06-22-2005, 03:01 PM
He was in the ESPN2 studio again after his match. He was jealous of Goldstein's bobblehead. He talked a little about what type of weather is better for his game. Damp weather is better for his game, but not his footing. Also about how he got a better draw this time (no Roddick or Agassi in the 3rd round).

06-22-2005, 08:41 PM
Good win Taylor. This time a better 3 round draw. A few years ago went to a 5 setter vs. L. Hewitt. Against A. Agassi at the age of 18 or so made a four setter. Taylor deserves better at Wimby than a 3rd round. Good luck Mr. Net Approach.

06-24-2005, 03:20 PM
At Wimbledon, all round of sixteen matches are on middle Saturday, right?

06-24-2005, 04:13 PM
Taylor's finally made the last 16 at Wimbly. We all know what he's capable of on a given day.

06-24-2005, 07:43 PM
taylor is playing absolutely brilliantly i've watched parts of his games each time (not all of them coz he played to early could only catch him on my breaks) but he is really storming! he's playing well enjoying himself and looking very comfortable

06-24-2005, 08:50 PM
At Wimbledon, all round of sixteen matches are on middle Saturday, right?No: bottom half of third round on Saturday. Of course, the rain may have something to say about the schedule per usual.

06-24-2005, 09:36 PM
Oh right, it's Monday. Thanks!

06-26-2005, 03:10 PM

06-26-2005, 09:59 PM
Good luck to Taylor tomorrow! He's such a great guy, I hope he can beat Lleyton!

06-27-2005, 06:04 PM
Good tournament for Taylor :yeah: He gave Lleyton a run for his money. He really does need to work on his fitness though.

06-28-2005, 12:03 AM
Ducky, was Taylor huffing and puffing? He is looking a little chunkier these days. Poor thing, he just doesn't know when to push away from the dinner table.

06-28-2005, 12:36 PM
He's your typical fat American. I think he's 6'5" :scratch: correct me if I'm wrong. As Brad would say, "He could play middle linebacker in the NFL". Which he probably could. To me, he looks between 230-240 lbs. That's alot of weight to be carrying around the court. The sad part is that he probably doesn't have as much muscle mass as he should. From my exercise science perspective, he should do alot more cardio, throw in some weight training, and stay away from the buffet line.

06-28-2005, 02:23 PM
He's not 6'5, the ATP stats say he's 6'2 and 195lbs. I'm sure he's well over the 195, but I don't think he's any taller than 6'2. He's probably 215-220 or so. He was out injured for 2 months before the grass season and obviously didn't do exercises that his hurt ankle would've allowed him to do while he was out. And it's really too bad b/c he's shown time and time again that if he's fit and playing well, he can beat almost anyone. But he's almost NEVER fit and healthy :o You'd think he'd be embarrassed. It's not that he's fat - if you saw him walking down the street, you wouldn't think "Wow what a fat guy" - but for a professional elite athlete, he is. He complains about his unlucky injuries and stuff, but doesn't he realize that if he were in better shape he wouldn't get injured nearly as often!?

06-29-2005, 01:56 PM
I agree, he is fat for a professional athlete, that's what I was trying to get at. You think someone in his circle would see the correlation between injuries and how fit you are :shrug: I hope he gets in better shape for the hardcourt season.

06-30-2005, 07:04 PM
Gosh, you would think :o I mean, he's been ASKED about it, and he like, seems to sort of recognize it but I dunno. Same with Mardy, it's like, come on this is not rocket science. The fittest guys on tour don't get injured that often, and when they do, they seem to be injured either in a totally freakish way or it's not nearly as bad and it heals more quickly.

07-03-2005, 06:55 PM
I met Taylor when he was here in Thailand last year. Seen a bit of his eating habit. He claimed to be on diet then and it was totally a torture for him to be surrounded by delicious food and ice cream but he couldn't touch anything. I would say that he did try hard to control his weight. If you love eating, I'm sure you would understand his feeling.

He's naturally big, so it would be normal to be injure-prone. :angel:

07-04-2005, 06:23 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/jon_wertheim/07/04/wimbledon.50/index.html36. Taylor Dent is the Gonzaga of Wimbledon. He'll never win the whole shebang, but he's good for a few good wins. And man, does his unique style (serve-and-volley it's called; kids, ask your grandparents what it means!) make him easy a root for.39. Martin Burkey of Hunstville, Ala., rightly points out that Dent and the faux Jaden Gil Agassi got more air time than other players these past two weeks.

07-10-2005, 12:18 AM
Great tidbits :-)

Its not that no one's mentioned fitness/injury to him, as you all have said. Taylor admits he is very stubborn and has certain ideas about what is good for his game, what he should work on. The question we have to ask is: does he mean good for getting big wins quickly, or good for building a dependably solid game? I think that could be a source of conflicting viewpoints on what's best for him. Having said that. Sometimes I wish I could just shake him! Fitness, my boy, fitness!

07-16-2005, 03:26 AM
He's naturally big, so it would be normal to be injure-prone. :angel:

I gotta agree, Taylor is just naturally tubby. I wouldn't be shocked if he just had a slow metabolism. I don't think I recognize him if he dropped thirty pounds.

07-22-2005, 08:48 PM
T. Dent into SEMIS of Indianapolis booked comfortable 6-3 6-2 win over P. Goldstein. Just play the same kind of tennis tomorrow and you'll make the final. :D

08-26-2005, 09:42 PM
Here's hoping for a good U.S. open showing, gooooo Taylor!

09-01-2005, 07:03 AM
I think Taylor's lost a bit of weight since the grasscourt season.

I remember noticing his man-boobs at Queen's, but although he's still chunky, he seems to have lost those.

09-01-2005, 04:17 PM
While the media focuses on Andy's crashout, Andre's 20th year at the USO, and James Blake's comeback, Taylor is quietly playing some great tennis and moving along through his draw. Keep up the good work Taylor. :banana:

Agassi Fan
09-04-2005, 01:53 PM
He will face Hewitt! Good luck!

09-04-2005, 07:32 PM
Was a classic match to watch. The disappointment the way Taylor lost made a few too many easy misses when it mattered most. Though, this match would've been a worthy QF. If it wasn't for his injuries and the amount of clay tournaments. Taylor wouldn't have played Lleyton Hewitt in the third.