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15 of the 20 best players in the world can't handle the pressure...

Andre♥
06-03-2006, 02:29 PM
If we exclude Federer, Nadal, Robredo, Blake and Nieminen, the other players in the top 20 can't handle the pressure of being a favourite to win a match in one of the last rounds of a Grand Slam... :eek:

In the 90's men's tennis was way better than women's tennis because male players could handle the pressure and they were able to not choke in the decisive moments...

Now we are players in the top 20 that have a weaker mentality than Dementieva or Myskina...

And that's just sick... :(

betterthanhenman
06-03-2006, 02:32 PM
What? Robredo, Blake and Nieminen??
:haha:

guille&tati4life
06-03-2006, 02:32 PM
If we exclude Federer, Nadal, Robredo, Blake and Nieminen, the other players in the top 20 can't handle the pressure of being a favourite to win a match in one of the last rounds of a Grand Slam... :eek:

In the 90's men's tennis was way better than women's tennis because male players could handle the pressure and they were able to not choke in the decisive moments...

Now we are players in the top 20 that have a weaker mentality than Dementieva or Myskina...

And that's just sick... :(

How can the others not handle the pressure? How can Blake and nieminen and robredo handle it any better than former grand slam winners like gaudio?

What are you on about?

Deboogle!.
06-03-2006, 02:33 PM
Huh? :scratch:

mangoes
06-03-2006, 02:33 PM
AH :rolleyes:............I think you need to revisit your list. Neiminen??? Robredo???

~EMiLiTA~
06-03-2006, 02:35 PM
i'm glad you're not serious

Andre♥
06-03-2006, 02:36 PM
Nieminen was a favourite against Verdasco last year in the US Open and he won the match without any problems.

Blake, after beating Nadal, was a huge favourite against Robredo, with lots of pressure because of Roddick's elimination and he won the match without any problems.

And Robredo is able to handle the pressure very well too. He squashed Stepanek in Hamburg's final with the spanish media calling him already the winner before the match...

betterthanhenman
06-03-2006, 02:37 PM
Nieminen was a favourite against Verdasco last year in the US Open and he won the match without any problems.

Blake, after beating Nadal, was a huge favourite against Robredo, with lots of pressure because of Roddick's elimination and he won the match without any problems.

And Robredo is able to handle the pressure very well too. He squashed Stepanek in Hamburg's final with the spanish media calling him already the winner before the match...

It's getting funnier :)

Julio1974
06-03-2006, 02:37 PM
AH :rolleyes:............I think you need to revisit your list. Neiminen??? Robredo???

I was thinking the same. What are Robredo and Nieminen doing in that list?????

Andre♥
06-03-2006, 02:38 PM
How can the others not handle the pressure? How can Blake and nieminen and robredo handle it any better than former grand slam winners like gaudio?

What are you on about?

I'm talking about 2006. Not 2004. Gaudio can easily lose against someone when he is the favourite to win the match... He is the typical south american choker...

Andre♥
06-03-2006, 02:40 PM
It's getting funnier :)

I'm just trying to make people realize how much better were the top players in the 90's in handling the pressure...

guille&tati4life
06-03-2006, 02:40 PM
I'm talking about 2006. Not 2004. Gaudio can easily lose against someone when he is the favourite to win the match... He is the typical south american choker...

yes, quite. :rolleyes: WHAT? First of all, you are not talking about 2006, you just said Nieminen beat verdasco last year.
The typical south american choker? When did he last choke? Blake loses to lower ranked players all the time

Andre♥
06-03-2006, 02:43 PM
yes, quite. :rolleyes: WHAT? First of all, you are not talking about 2006, you just said Nieminen beat verdasco last year.
The typical south american choker? When did he last choke? Blake loses to lower ranked players all the time

Hmm when he got broken 4 times in a row against Martin in Hamburg. Or when he let a injured Malisse beat him after leading 6:4 2:0 or when he couldn't hold serve in the 3rd set against Simon in Hamburg...

Andre♥
06-03-2006, 02:44 PM
Blake loses to lower ranked players all the time

Blake lost early in San Jose and Memphis because he was injured. And then he lose some matches in clay because he's no claycourter at all...

guille&tati4life
06-03-2006, 02:45 PM
Hmm when he got broken 4 times in a row against Martin in Hamburg. Or when he let a injured Malisse beat him after leading 6:4 2:0 or when he couldn't hold serve in the 3rd set against Simon in Hamburg...

I said last time, not name as many as you can.

I thought we were just to focus on 2006, why talk about nieminen in 2005?
What does Ljubicic fail to do that Blake does so well under pressure?

guille&tati4life
06-03-2006, 02:47 PM
Blake lost early in San Jose and Memphis because he was injured. And then he lose some matches in clay because he's no claycourter at all...

so you are saying that 15 out of 20 are just chokers?
This is crazy nonsense. Hewitt? another grand slam winner. or does that not count cos it wasn't this year?

Andre♥
06-03-2006, 02:50 PM
so you are saying that 15 out of 20 are just chokers?
This is crazy nonsense. Hewitt? another grand slam winner. or does that not count cos it wasn't this year?

You can be a Grand Slam winner and being a choker...

Hewitt could never handle the pressure of winning the Australian Open even when he was the best player in the world...

And I'm not saying that 12, 15 or 18 players of the top 20 are chokers. I'm just saying that the top players in the 90's could handle the pressure better than the top players of today.

Deboogle!.
06-03-2006, 03:03 PM
Blake lost early in San Jose and Memphis because he was injured. And then he lose some matches in clay because he's no claycourter at all...Huh? What about his bad loss to Robredo at the AO? He was not injured in San Jose and Memphis, what are you talking about? Those both came right after Davis Cup where he won 2 matches, he was not hurt. Check your facts. And while we're on Davis Cup, James did not play like a top 10'er in the quarterfinals and I believe it was that other player on the team who really came through when the chips were down :).

I love james, but seriously. He has choked, really BADLY on a few occasions, a good 5 times or so this year alone.

guille&tati4life
06-03-2006, 03:20 PM
You can be a Grand Slam winner and being a choker...

Hewitt could never handle the pressure of winning the Australian Open even when he was the best player in the world...

And I'm not saying that 12, 15 or 18 players of the top 20 are chokers. I'm just saying that the top players in the 90's could handle the pressure better than the top players of today.

were they so good in the 90's at handling pressure? maybe it is that the depth of the game has improved

uNIVERSE mAN
06-03-2006, 03:23 PM
If we exclude Federer, Nadal, Robredo, Blake and Nieminen, the other players in the top 20 can't handle the pressure of being a favourite to win a match in one of the last rounds of a Grand Slam... :eek:

In the 90's men's tennis was way better than women's tennis because male players could handle the pressure and they were able to not choke in the decisive moments...

Now we are players in the top 20 that have a weaker mentality than Dementieva or Myskina...

And that's just sick... :(

Nadal's been in the second week of a slam once in his life.

guille&tati4life
06-04-2006, 01:17 PM
If we exclude Federer, Nadal, Robredo, Blake and Nieminen, the other players in the top 20 can't handle the pressure of being a favourite to win a match in one of the last rounds of a Grand Slam... :eek:

In the 90's men's tennis was way better than women's tennis because male players could handle the pressure and they were able to not choke in the decisive moments...

Now we are players in the top 20 that have a weaker mentality than Dementieva or Myskina...

And that's just sick... :(

No, Robredo never chokes in grand slams :rolleyes:
was that not a choke Sylvester? Ancic sucks on clay.