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Robby Ginepri

Fumus
02-10-2004, 07:46 PM
The best American behind Andy and Andre?

Deboogle!.
02-10-2004, 07:53 PM
not in my opinion....

I think Fish has a much more all-around game and he's beaten some really top guys. Plus he's just a lot more enjoyable to watch than Mr. No Personality

tangerine_dream
02-10-2004, 08:03 PM
I agree. I would put Mardy Fish ahead of Robby.

star
02-10-2004, 08:04 PM
blech....

Deboogle!.
02-10-2004, 08:06 PM
star tell us how you really feel? :)

I really hope Mardy does well in San Jose this week, he's had a couple really bad losses to start the season :(

MisterQ
02-10-2004, 08:09 PM
But maybe at this precise moment in time, yes, Robby has been producing the best performances.

In general, I think Fish, Blake, Ginepri and Dent are ALL capable of much more than they have produced thus far. Any one of them could take off and outperform the others. The problems are largely between the ears...

Deboogle!.
02-10-2004, 08:35 PM
yep for all of them it is... especially James and Taylor but the other two as well.

J. Corwin
02-10-2004, 09:11 PM
Robby Ginepri...





...has a very similar service and groundstroke motion like Andy's.

I think he's alright, but he hasn't produced as big of scalps as Mardy, James, and Taylor have all had.

Deboogle!.
02-10-2004, 09:13 PM
lol Jace.... I forget where but someone said it was as if he's copying Andy but not really succeeding. His groundies aren't nearly as good though, not yet anyway and well the serve, that's just self-evident ;). but he's quick like a bunny, much faster than Andy (then again he's smaller)

J. Corwin
02-10-2004, 09:30 PM
lol well I doubt he's copying Andy. I used to think that Robby has a stronger backhand, but now that Andy has improved on that wing, I'd say they're about equal.

Robby still has a better service return though. ;)

Deboogle!.
02-10-2004, 10:14 PM
yes for sure. Robby returns great. I forget what I was reading but someone called him Baby Courier... dunno bout that quite yet, but yeah...

Havok
02-10-2004, 10:52 PM
nope. imo Fish and Blake(if he shows up WITH a head on his shoulders :tape: ) are better than Ginepri. he doesn't show any emotions, i mean im not asking him to become another Hewitt belting come on's all the time, but after some pretty key wins his face is the same as it was at the start of the match, which is the same as it is wherever he goes. imo that doesn't say much and that's why i put Fish and Blake higher than him, because they show that they want it more than he does. he's still a good player, but should be ranked 20-30, no more no less

WyveN
02-11-2004, 12:17 PM
when a player lacks emotions they suck? strange

didnt seem to bother pete sampras or Agassi or Federer

they are just the 3 obvious examples.......100s more

star
02-11-2004, 12:20 PM
Yeah, but it bothered ME!

:)

WyveN
02-11-2004, 12:22 PM
it bothers me watching Hewitt & Roddick most of the time but I don't think they care :(

star
02-11-2004, 12:23 PM
I know!!! And it's dreadful of them, Wyver. Dreadful!!

I'm gonna talk to them about it when I see them in a few weeks.

WyveN
02-11-2004, 12:34 PM
Make sure they send me a formal apology and I will get Pete to do the same for you

star
02-11-2004, 12:39 PM
ICK!!

I don't want anything that Petey has touched!

:p

Besides, his just not appearing anymore in public is enough for me. I had to wait a VERY long time for that, but I'm enjoying it to the fullest now. :)

WyveN
02-11-2004, 12:46 PM
btw star, did edberg's mild personality bother you?

Havok
02-11-2004, 12:49 PM
i mean AFTER a big win, Robby shows no emotions. im not talking about during the match. when Agassi and Federer and Sampras had big wins, they did show emotion didnt they? but Robby doesn't at all. that's what i was talking about., and to me it doesn't show the desire to reach the top, thats all

star
02-11-2004, 12:51 PM
Please.

Don't even begin to compare the two.

I wouldn't call Sampras's personality mild.

star
02-11-2004, 12:52 PM
i mean AFTER a big win, Robby shows no emotions. im not talking about during the match. when Agassi and Federer and Sampras had big wins, they did show emotion didnt they? but Robby doesn't at all. that's what i was talking about., and to me it doesn't show the desire to reach the top, thats all

:worship:

As usual, Naldo. You are right on the mark. :)

star
02-11-2004, 12:53 PM
Also I think the not signing autographs thing was very peculiar.

And then there is the way he looks. gag

Deboogle!.
02-11-2004, 02:39 PM
See I think Sampras showed a LOT on court. he just did it differently from someone like McEnroe or Connors or Andy or Lleyton... but you always knew what was going through his mind out there. I would not call him cool as ice like I would Roger or the current Andre, not at all.

No one said Robby sucks because he shows no emotions, but the fact that he was not even all that visibly excited after winning the biggest match of his career to date, pretty much, it makes it hard to really root for him lol. I don't mind the guy, seems like a nice kid and a good scrappy player. he's fast, returns well, goes for shots, etc. He just won't ever be a fave of mine, I don't think.

Besides that, I simply just don't think he is the best one of the bunch right now. I don't see him a top 10 player, but I think Mardy has the potential to be.

tangerine_dream
02-11-2004, 02:46 PM
:haha: star is obviously Robby's No. 1 fan! ;)

Deboogle!.
02-11-2004, 02:52 PM
well he is sort of disgusting looking with the hair (both on his head and face)... you saw him up close and in person, what do you think?

star
02-11-2004, 02:59 PM
Yeah. He looks like he has b.o.

Deboogle!.
02-11-2004, 03:02 PM
:haha:

tangerine_dream
02-11-2004, 03:07 PM
He and Dahveeed:baby: should open their own auto mechanic garage.

Deboogle!.
02-11-2004, 03:14 PM
:spit: (literally..... had milk in my mouth!)

RealityRyan
02-11-2004, 05:27 PM
DavNalb and RobGen are probably the best looking guys on the tour. Hmm…maybe Nalbandy being the best, who knows? They certainly aren’t Radek Stapaneks out there, so that gag comment is a little extreme.

Robby shows some emotion watch the Hall of Fame Classic last year and the Davis cup this year. Honestly, though, I like the way he plays better than Fish or Blake. It’s just cooler looking to me…

Ginepri just doesn't have any weapons, yet. He needs something to put all his natural ability to work. A forehand, A big serve, or maybe Net Skills. He needs a tool to get easy points. He doesn't have that...Fish, Blake, Dent have bigger games right now, i.o. weapons/offense. So he needs to get himself a new coach or something and get a big shot(s). If he doesn't get one of those he won't ever beat any big name guys because he doesn't have the weapons to do it. All that aside. I think he has more talent than Blake, Fish, Dent, and any of the other up and comers. He is probably the most athletic out of that crop and has some of the best shot making ability I have ever seen bar none. Check out some points in Aussie Open this year, or the US OPEN match last year against T.Martin. He's talented. The way you think he’s out of a point and he just keeps getting to stuff.


P.S.
That comeback match in the Davis cup was boring, RobGen played like
crap…

tangerine_dream
02-11-2004, 06:29 PM
:spit: (literally..... had milk in my mouth!)

LOL. I love doing that to you. :banana:

OK, Robby may look "gross" sometimes (I wish he'd lose the beard or goatee or whatever it is) but after watching him at Davis Cup I'm feeling sympathetic towards him. awww :hug: He was clearly nervous and a bit unsure of himself. And the cameras may not have caught him but he did show *some* emotion after certain points and he showed the most emotion at the end of the match. He seemed very appreciative of the crowd once they started getting behind him and cheering him on and I'm sure that helped him come back from two sets down.

So my opinion of him has been raised from "eh" to "pretty good" right now. ;)

Deboogle!.
02-11-2004, 06:38 PM
lol you like making me spit out my drink? ;)

I don't dislike Robby by any means. They did show the fist pumps and stuff during his match... I dunno he just doesn't *do it* for me.

Havok
02-11-2004, 06:49 PM
Robby is just too :yawn: nothing really :eek: about him imo. oh wait, maybe the grossness of his hair:lol:

J. Corwin
02-12-2004, 12:45 AM
I don't believe I've seen Robby with any other hairstyle before. :)

star
02-12-2004, 02:51 AM
Robby is just too :yawn: nothing really :eek: about him imo. oh wait, maybe the grossness of his hair:lol:

It's definitely grossness.

And Ryan...... saying that he and Nalbandian are the two best looking guys on the tour, lets me know where your taste is.

Both.... grossssssssssssssssssss

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 02:54 AM
whoa....... yes star I TOTALLY concur

helloooooooo..... Andy, Mark, Lleyton, Calleri, Mardy, Marat, Juan Carlos, James.... and soooooo many more!

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 02:55 AM
I don't believe I've seen Robby with any other hairstyle before. :)

I saw some older pics somewhere and his hair was shorter... but I don't think I've seen him without the facial hair, which is what I find particularly revolting.

MisterQ
02-12-2004, 03:01 AM
He looks much better clean-shaven, imo!

MisterQ
02-12-2004, 03:03 AM
here's another:

star
02-12-2004, 03:09 AM
He looks much better clean-shaven, imo!

That's true

AND with SLEEVES in his shirt. ;)

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 03:19 AM
OOOOOMG MUCH better!!!!!!!!!!

Havok
02-12-2004, 03:30 AM
well he's not gonna play a tennis match GQ style:haha:

star
02-12-2004, 04:18 AM
That doesn't mean he has to play it thug style either.

:p

J. Corwin
02-12-2004, 09:47 AM
yea he looks a lot better without the facial hair. Maybe he'll follow Andy's 'logic' of playing better with lesser hair. ;) (jk..)

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 01:34 PM
one can hope, eh!? :)

Fumus
02-12-2004, 03:00 PM
I think Robby is the next big thing.. ;)

Havok
02-12-2004, 05:08 PM
:haha:

Fumus
02-12-2004, 05:21 PM
:haha:


He just needs um....a serve....haha...some groundies....haha....:lol: and um, net ability...haha..yea, he could be next best big with those..:haha:

tangerine_dream
02-12-2004, 05:28 PM
He looks older to me without the beard (but hotter). :)

Fumus
02-12-2004, 05:32 PM
He looks older to me without the beard (but hotter). :)

yea but, how about his game?!?

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 05:39 PM
sorry Fumus, I'm just not that big a fan of his game. It seems very blah to me, nothing stands out except his speed, and he has a good return.


I just prefer Mardy's game, I think he's got a great fluid all around game and when his head catches up he'll be very successful.

Fumus
02-12-2004, 05:49 PM
sorry Fumus, I'm just not that big a fan of his game. It seems very blah to me, nothing stands out except his speed, and he has a good return.


I just prefer Mardy's game, I think he's got a great fluid all around game and when his head catches up he'll be very successful.

I admit Genpri needs a weapon but, I think that speed he has is unmatched..

Havok
02-12-2004, 06:06 PM
but speed isnt everything. the big hitters out there can take away his running time, and smack winners all over the place. Robby's got an all around game, but an average all around game. he's gotta improve on one, or two, or more aspects of his game to take it to the next step

Fumus
02-12-2004, 06:12 PM
but speed isnt everything. the big hitters out there can take away his running time, and smack winners all over the place. Robby's got an all around game, but an average all around game. he's gotta improve on one, or two, or more aspects of his game to take it to the next step

Yea, I agree. I just mean if he had a decent forehand or a powerful backhand or net play or sumtin. He could be really good. He just needs a weapon because right now it's just speed.

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 07:19 PM
nah Robby's speed isn't unmatched.. Hewitt, Coria are quick as bunnies. ferrero moves well AND has weapons.

Robby's still blah.

Fumus
02-12-2004, 07:28 PM
nah Robby's speed isn't unmatched.. Hewitt, Coria are quick as bunnies. ferrero moves well AND has weapons.

Robby's still blah.

Robby is defly faster than Ferrero and Coria. Hewitt maybe, but, I think Robby is the fastest. The guy just runs down everything..

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 07:41 PM
But Coria can move on clay... that means something.

I wasn't saying Robby is faster than Ferrero, but Ferrero actually has weapons. He might not be quite as fast as Robby, but he runs down every ball too. So does Andy for that matter. A lot of the guys run down every ball lol. But Hewitt is definitely the fastest on the tour, IMO.

Fumus
02-12-2004, 07:50 PM
But Coria can move on clay... that means something.

I wasn't saying Robby is faster than Ferrero, but Ferrero actually has weapons. He might not be quite as fast as Robby, but he runs down every ball too. So does Andy for that matter. A lot of the guys run down every ball lol. But Hewitt is definitely the fastest on the tour, IMO.

I think Robby is fast, if not the fastest. He just needs a weapon..and that's that..

tangerine_dream
02-12-2004, 07:50 PM
yea but, how about his game?!?

IMO, he's not slam material at all. I didn't see anything about his game that was unique or better than anybody else's. He has no weapons that would intimidate opponents. He's kind of a Wal-Mart version of Andy. :lol: Similar serve motion, but not as powerful. Similar forehand, but not as effective. Good baseliner with terrific groundstrokes but that's not gonna help him beat the likes of Federer, Ferrero, or Agassi any time soon.

You believe that he is the fastest guy on tour right now? I don't know about that. Coria and Hewitt are pretty fast if you ask me, and Schuettler will run down a train to get to a ball. ;)

I like Robby a bit more than I did before but gamewise, I just don't see him getting anywhere near the level of Andy or even Mardy.

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 07:59 PM
I agree tangy. yes, Schuettler he's quick too, I forgot about him. and Roger... it's not that he's so fast, per se, but he moves so well that he gets to every ball.

Sorry, but I don't see speed as a weapon or a reason to believe a person will be a champion player. If speed were all it takes to be a champion you'd see little Ollie and Christophe Rochus atop the winner's podium a lot ;)

Fumus
02-12-2004, 08:01 PM
IMO, he's not slam material at all. I didn't see anything about his game that was unique or better than anybody else's. He has no weapons that would intimidate opponents. He's kind of a Wal-Mart version of Andy. :lol: Similar serve motion, but not as powerful. Similar forehand, but not as effective. Good baseliner with terrific groundstrokes but that's not gonna help him beat the likes of Federer, Ferrero, or Agassi any time soon.

You believe that he is the fastest guy on tour right now? I don't know about that. Coria and Hewitt are pretty fast if you ask me, and Schuettler will run down a train to get to a ball. ;)

I like Robby a bit more than I did before but gamewise, I just don't see him getting anywhere near the level of Andy or even Mardy.
Mardy, I like alot. He just isn't that much better than RobGen. Yea, right now RobGen is a "poorman's Roddick". He shows promise to me. If like you merged the best elements of RobGen with Fishy you would get slam material. It's just both are a little bit lacking in some important areas. They will improve. Give them time to grow like the flower from manure.

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 08:05 PM
Well I think Fish has more to base improvement on. he's great up at the net, has a MUCH better serve than Robby, has a great backhand... he's got weapons to move on, plus a new improved work ethic.

Robby isn't a poor man's Roddick IMO, he's a poor man's Hewitt. JMO.

tangerine_dream
02-12-2004, 08:13 PM
I think Mardy IS that much better than Robby. He's a power-hitter, which can intimidate his opponents. He has a nice serve-and-volley game to mix it up, too. Mentally, he also seems tougher; he's not quite as insecure about himself or his game. And he's not intimidated by Andy, either, as Robby seems to be. This gives Mardy an edge over Robby if we assume that Andy will at least make the quarterfinals of most of the tournaments being played on hardcourt this year.

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 08:19 PM
I agree mostly, tangy..... except that Mardy has had his good share of mental meltdowns (2003 AO, he was up 2-0 sets and then melted and finally gave the 5th away in a bagel).. but he's getting there and that's what has made such a difference for him lately.

That's an interesting point about intimidation. I think Robby is clearly intimidated by Andy and his "presence".... Mardy came *thisclose*, and probably should have, beaten him, so he has no reason to be scared lol.

I just flat out think Mardy is more talented. Will he have better results, I don't know. But based on the fact that they're in very similar stages of their careers, I just see more potential in Mardy.

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 08:41 PM
Here's what the guy from TennisOne says about Mardy, etc.
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Then in the main draw Mardy Fish schools Reichel, 6-1 6-4. And this is a Reichel that from courtside vantage served bombs, moved like a cat, and played without glaring weaknesses. But Mardy Fish, top 25 in the world plays to another standard. Interestingly, of the new crop of players, Fish has skills that distance him from Blake and Roddick.

Watching these two guys at the Australian, both losing to Safin, I was struck by how often they were off balance in the backcourt rallies. Safin, as balanced and grounded as Agassi, pounded the ball while often the Americans leaped and flailed. Well, Fish plays from the balanced side of the street; it is often hard to discern how well he plays because his style is simple and economical. Look for this guy to continually improve, for from the “First things first” perspective (see our library) Mardy Fish has an excellent foundation.

Havok
02-12-2004, 08:54 PM
Fish has skills to distance himself from Roddick? no freakin way in hell. he's got the better volleys,return,and a little bit better of a backhand, but all his shots aren't the greatest.

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 08:56 PM
lol hey I just copy and paste... I don't see Mardy being able to put it together.... but when Andy was just starting to do well did people expect him to be able to either? (not a rhetorical question, I really don't know because I didn't pay attention to what journalists say until quite recently)

Havok
02-12-2004, 09:02 PM
i dunno bunk, i got into tennis very late 2002. Andy had already kinda 'established' himself as one of the top guys. and i know you copied and pasted ;) i was talking to the dude who wrote that article

tangerine_dream
02-12-2004, 09:04 PM
Fish has skills that distance him from Blake and Roddick.

How nice it would've been if he could have at least named those skills. :scratch:

Havok
02-12-2004, 09:09 PM
we're forgeting Grosjean for awesome footspeed as well;) and he's MIGHTY dangerous on the run!

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 09:21 PM
lol tangy.... from all I could gather, he was talking about balance while hitting groundies....

Ok.... well Andy has a great on-the-run forehand.

The guy's just clearly on crack lol

Deboogle!.
02-12-2004, 09:22 PM
Oh and Robby just lost a match it looks like he maybe should've won. He won the first set easily 6-3 and was then broken at the end of the second so that Saulnier could start serving in the third, then he got a break down, then broke back but then gave the set away in a break...

Robby's got a looooong way to go lol

J. Corwin
02-13-2004, 02:39 AM
Mardy definitely is more of an all-court player than any of the other young Americans.

As for Robby losing, I can't say I'm surprised. Andy has struggled against Cyril in all of his past matches. Andre didn't have it all that easy when he beat him here a couple years ago as well.

J. Corwin
02-13-2004, 02:40 AM
Cyril just has something that bothers Andy.

Havok
02-13-2004, 02:45 AM
i wonder what that is:scratch: and i would like to see another match-up bewteen the 2, because Andy has much improved since the last time they played

Deboogle!.
02-13-2004, 02:51 AM
well Naldo it could very possibly happen on Saturday lol

I don't see Kendrick continuing on his run but hey you never know. And Johansson could trouble Andy, but the more likely scenario would indeed be an Andy/Saulnier SF

star
02-13-2004, 03:48 AM
But Coria can move on clay... that means something.

I wasn't saying Robby is faster than Ferrero, but Ferrero actually has weapons. He might not be quite as fast as Robby, but he runs down every ball too. So does Andy for that matter. A lot of the guys run down every ball lol. But Hewitt is definitely the fastest on the tour, IMO.

When asked who was the speediest player on the tour, Hewitt said "Bjorn Phau" :)

WyveN
02-13-2004, 03:51 AM
lol hey I just copy and paste... I don't see Mardy being able to put it together.... but when Andy was just starting to do well did people expect him to be able to either?

yes

Mardy is a top 20 type player

star
02-13-2004, 03:52 AM
Just wondering.............. Why isn't this thread in the Robby Ginepri zone?

Deboogle!.
02-13-2004, 03:55 AM
yes

Mardy is a top 20 type player


Oops actually that was a typo. I meant Robby, I don't see Robby being able to put it together right now (especially after what happened today.)... Mardy, I think could be top 10

Havok
02-13-2004, 04:11 AM
Just wondering.............. Why isn't this thread in the Robby Ginepri zone?
dunno, but boy oh boy to we have a knack at burning up threads:lol:

J. Corwin
02-13-2004, 04:18 AM
Does Robby have a separate section now? *goes to look*

Deboogle!.
02-13-2004, 04:18 AM
hahaha Naldo

Deboogle!.
02-13-2004, 04:19 AM
Nope Jace he doesn't, not that I know of anyway lol. There's a thread for him in the Team USA part though, but it doesn't get too much activity.

J. Corwin
02-13-2004, 04:20 AM
yea it doesn't have one. I think more players should get their individual section. :)

Deboogle!.
02-13-2004, 04:22 AM
well if one little thread isn't even active, what does he need a whole board for? ;)

star
02-13-2004, 04:23 AM
Yeah...... There's a thread under the USA section for Robby.

Havok
02-13-2004, 04:45 AM
exactly, only the top players have threads all to themselves:hug:

J. Corwin
02-13-2004, 09:48 PM
you mean sections ;)

Havok
02-13-2004, 10:34 PM
oh whatever:rolleyes:;)

tangerine_dream
03-25-2004, 06:27 PM
After seeing him play live, I've changed my mind about Robby. He be OK with me. :yeah:

http://www.rowztennis.com/gallery2/galleryimgs/gall50_ginepri_lg.jpg
Robby Ginepri has added bulk to his frame and tennis game in the last year. The Georgia native has matured into a dangerous opponent. In July, he collected his first ATP title, popping hard serves and putting away soft volleys at the Hall of Fame Championships. Ginepri, whose forehand ranks on the unorthodox side, started 2003 by winning the Waikoloa Challenger, a stepping stone for fellow American Andy Roddick a few years back. Since then, he's reached the quarterfinals at Indian Wells and Memphis in addition to winning the Newport tournament. This photo of Robby Ginepri was taken at the 2003 Tennis Hall of Fame Championships.

Fumus
03-25-2004, 06:32 PM
Go Ginepri in Miami, he made the quarters last year!

Deboogle!.
03-25-2004, 07:17 PM
me too tangy... he showed a lot more personality live in person than on TV. Still find him a bit boring but I like him much more.

MisterQ
03-25-2004, 07:21 PM
http://www.rowztennis.com/gallery2/galleryimgs/gall50_ginepri_lg.jpg

Confucius says...

Man with hole in pocket feel cocky all day.


Chick, Melbourne. "Confusious [sic] says...," Send your jokes please 03-23-2004, 02:24 AM. Men's Tennis Forums: http://menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=463929. Copyright 2004.]

Deboogle!.
03-25-2004, 07:26 PM
OMG DYINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Havok
03-25-2004, 07:32 PM
LMFAO:haha::haha:

Fumus
03-25-2004, 07:41 PM
Q that is Uber funny haha

tangerine_dream
03-25-2004, 08:45 PM
:haha:

Deboogle!.
03-25-2004, 09:31 PM
hey tangy, Robby's a masochist too!!! :devil:

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1ST SET

Robby,

What would be your ideal tennis match — which surface, tournament and opponent? Is there a current player on the tour that you haven't had a chance to play against but would love to?

Dayna Avery, Waco, Texas

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My ideal match would be playing Andy Roddick in the finals of the U.S. Open. I really like the surface at the Open and feel that it suits my game well. I grew up playing on hard courts so it feels natural. I enjoy the excitement and atmosphere that a tournament in New York offers and that seems to add energy to each match. As for playing against Andy, we've been friends and rivals for quite a while and he beat me in the finals of the U.S. Open juniors, so I would like the opportunity to play him on that stage. A close second would have been to play Pete (Sampras) at Wimbledon. I would have really enjoyed that challenge.

Havok
03-25-2004, 10:16 PM
Roddick and Ginepri rivals :haha: come on Ginepri, wake up and smell the coffee! how many times have they faced eachother on the pro circuit :scratch: i think twice, and Andy won them both. i guess he wan't sto play Andy in the finals of the US Open to get killed, and face Sampras at the Wimbledon finals to get served off the court :lol:

Deboogle!.
03-25-2004, 10:25 PM
LOL Yes Naldo that's why I called him a masochist ;)

their h2h

2003 Memphis, Hard, Q
TN, U.S.A. Hard Q Roddick 6 4 6 4
2002 San Jose, Hard, R32
CA, U.S.A. Hard R32 Roddick 6 4 6 4
2000 Knoxville, CH, Hard, R32
Tennessee, USA Hard R32 Roddick 6 2 5 7 7 6

Not including the absolute trashing earlier this year at Kooyong 6-1 6-3 and also the USO juniors ;)

Deboogle!.
03-25-2004, 11:25 PM
Hey look, Robby shaved! He looks sooooooooo much better!

http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/images/news/img21228f.jpg

star
03-25-2004, 11:52 PM
vomit! hurl! Blech!

star
03-25-2004, 11:53 PM
Ok.... I'll stay out of the Robbie thread from now on lest I become Sjenjster/Dirk/Wyver

Deboogle!.
03-25-2004, 11:56 PM
LMFAO!!!

Oh he's still pretty nasty, but it's a major improvement over the horrid attempt at some sort of designer goatee thing????

Fumus
03-26-2004, 03:00 PM
Ginepri is my homeboy....

MisterQ
03-26-2004, 10:03 PM
Fumus, I edited my previous post to include full citation. ;)

Fumus
03-29-2004, 06:11 PM
yea....site your sources...you don't know how many times that got me in trouble in English class...

tangerine_dream
03-30-2004, 03:07 PM
Hey! Robby got dumped out by Kiwi the other night. :bigcry:

Fumus
03-30-2004, 03:13 PM
yea, he's not playing in the Davis cup, Mardy with a D is now...

tangerine_dream
04-14-2004, 06:48 PM
Hey, I didn't know this. Robby apparently has an online web column with USA Today called "Three Sets" where fans ask him three questions. It's been going for a few weeks already. Here's this month's column. :)

Can't wait to play in clay for a change
Robby Ginepri, the No. 33 player in the ATP Tour's 2004 Championship race, will answer three reader questions about all things tennis every week. E-mail him a question at myquestion@usatoday.com (including the words THREE SETS in all caps in your subject line) and check back Wednesday to see his answers.

1ST SET

Hi Robby,

Did you watch the U.S. Davis Cup matches? And if you did, what did you think of their progress and improvement? Also, how are you preparing yourself for the clay season?

Thanks and best of luck in the upcoming tournaments!!!

Sveta V.


I was able to watch some of the Davis Cup on ESPN last week. I missed seeing all of it because I was playing in a special event in Houston at the River Oaks Country Club. Naturally, I was pleased that we were able to advance over Sweden and into the semifinals this September against Belarus. I knew the Swedes would be tough after their win over defending champion Australia (in Australia) this past February, not to mention their incredible Davis Cup history. But with Andy coming off his win in Key Biscayne and the Bryan Brothers playing well, I knew we would be tough to beat. It should be apparent how much Davis Cup means to all of us and to Patrick (McEnroe) based on the enthusiasm all the guys continue to show both on and off the court.

I am still in Houston getting ready to play in the U.S. Claycourt Championships this afternoon. As you may know, I have been injured the past two years during this period in the season and am definitely looking forward to competing on clay. Playing in River Oaks, where I made the semifinals, was a good way to get some matches on clay and prepare my game and mind for the weeks leading up to the French Open.

2ND SET

Hi Robby ... I saw you and a bunch of other tennis players at the Newport Tennis Hall of Fame and I noticed that you all seemed really close. Is it hard traveling constantly and how often do you see your family? Also how long have you known the guys on the on Tour and do you guys always get along? Thanks ... Ellie from Newport, R.I.


I do get along well with the other guys — and hopefully they with me! You see the same players, along with their coaches and trainers, at most tournaments, so it would be a difficult process if you didn't get along with them! However, I think we are fortunate to have a very good group of guys on tour, especially the young Americans.

It can be hard traveling all the time, but I have grown accustomed to life on the road. I do get to see my family when I go home and occasionally at some tournaments. My grandmother lives in Fort Lauderdale and my Dad and sister (Jenni) came down as well to see me during the recent event in Key Biscayne. My mom came up and saw me play in Memphis earlier this year.

As for the other guys on tour, I have known Andy (Roddick) since I was 12 and Mardy (Fish) since I was 15. The other guys I met soon after I turned pro (immediately after high school). It can be difficult to compete against your friends, but we all understand how it works. For the most part, we get along very well.

3RD SET

Hey Robby!

Which area of your game do you think you need to work on in order to move up to the next level and maybe break into the Top 20, collecting a Grand Slam on the way?!

Andre


The area of my game that I need to work on to continue to move up is my consistency. I practiced with Andre (Agassi) in Miami and he is so focused every time he plays and practices. I want to reach the point where every time I play my opponent feels uncomfortable.

As far as my strokes, I am continuing to try and make my forehand a more consistent weapon. I am also working on my volleys and serve so that I can come forward a little more. Other than that, I am constantly focusing on my fitness and strength so that I can give my best effort every week. I believe that I can reach my goals as long as I continue to improve and enjoy playing.

Find this article at:
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/tennis/columnist/ginepri/2004-04-14-three-sets_x.htm

*

Deboogle!.
04-14-2004, 06:58 PM
oh yeah, he's been doing that every week for about a month!

*really looking forward to Tommy/Robby in a while* Will call star with updates on the match periodically :)

J. Corwin
04-15-2004, 09:49 AM
thank you deb!

Fumus
05-20-2004, 06:35 PM
Robby at RG!!! Woooo!!

Fumus
05-21-2004, 05:02 PM
R. Ginepri(USA) d. J. van Lottum(NED) 7-5 - 6-7(6) - 6-1

yes, read it and weap Ginepri haters!!

Havok
05-21-2004, 05:24 PM
:woohoo:

he's a really good player, but PLEASE get a fucking personality

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 05:51 PM
Naldo, why do you like Robby? He plays just like Hewitt....

Fumus
05-21-2004, 05:53 PM
:woohoo:

he's a really good player, but PLEASE get a fucking personality

I am telling you guys, he's sooo talented. I just don't think anyone hears me. He makes some amazing plays he just has to put it all together. He is kinda like Hewitt except Ginepri's game is all over the place. Hewitt's game is very controlled.

Havok
05-21-2004, 06:00 PM
I did :woohoo: just for the heck of it;)

and had I liked Ginepri, I think the reasons for liking him over Hewitt when they play similar games is pretty obvious;)

I think Ginepri has more power than Hewitt does. Robby needs a big shot, SOMETHING that he can rely on in order for him to dig out matches

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 06:02 PM
I like Robby, just not a lot. Get a personality is right.

But I'm very happy for him for getting his first clay win. He probably should've won the match in two though, I'd be willing to bet my life he choked a little in the tiebreaker.

tangerine_dream
05-21-2004, 06:44 PM
:woohoo: for Mr Personality!

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 06:48 PM
:haha: Robby "Mr. Personality" Ginepri oh god.......

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to tangerine_dream again."

DAMN!

Fumus
05-21-2004, 07:02 PM
Ginepri has a personality. He just needs to show his personality on court. He's really a funny guy and really just a cool dude. I watched a thing with him on the tennis channel that followed him around and then when I really watched the Tennis channel for the first time last year I followed him throughtout that Hall of Fame thing when he won there. I guess I have just been a Ginepri fan ever since.

He's been injured but make no mistake he's going to be a top ten player. Top Ten!!!!!!!! Alright, I went alittle too far there but, he could win some more satties and the smaller events, maybe someday a masters on slow HC but, I don't see him winning any slams. He's a notch better than Vahaly or Blake. He's just one of those guys like Mardy "with a D" that I root for on the side hope they do well but, I know they are'nt cut from the same cloth as Andy. Andy comes from a different talent pool. I know Roger comes from one above that, so it's all in perspective for me. I like him though, I generally don't think he's a bad guy, and I don't think he's boring.

Havok
05-21-2004, 07:38 PM
lol, I see Ginepri cracking the top 20 at best. He should win at least 5 titles, but all will be small. He'll need everyone to catch food poisoning (tuna melts :p) at a TMS event for him to win one. It's not just Ginepri on the court, it's even OFF the court. Like during interviews, I just wanna :timebomb: everythime he speaks, the most monotone voice i have EVER heard. get something shoved up your butt and lighten up during interviews please:D that being said, yes imo he is a cut above blake/vahaly/dent, but just a tad lower than Mardy. He's got a really good complete game, but nothing stands out, something he needs to work on;)

Fumus
05-21-2004, 07:45 PM
Bleh, that's where I disagree Nald, I think he has the talent to win a masters or make the quarters of a slam(UsO). His game is just more complete you are right about that! I like it when he talks he tries use southern slang, he's halirous..

Havok
05-21-2004, 07:49 PM
getting to the QF of a slam, yes that I see. winning a TMS event, i don't see that in his future. if he adds a weapon, yeah sure, but with his type of game atm he can't. winning a TMS is sometimes even harder than winning a slam. I hope he does improve though, he might be able to cut andy some slack in DC ties when facing blah opponents

Fumus
05-21-2004, 07:50 PM
is he playing against Belarus or is Fishy?

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 08:34 PM
PMac won't have to decide the DC team til sometime during the USO. That's when it came out last year anyway

Sorry Skyler but I've seen Robby off court, he was chatting with James and Mardy and he just does not have a personality. He actually shows more emotion on court than he was showing chatting with two of his best friends.

J. Corwin
05-21-2004, 08:37 PM
I like Robby's game. He has a solid ground game and I like to see him use the angles, especially that backhand one..

Reminds me a little of Andre, although not as proficient and experienced.

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 08:52 PM
I like Robby's game too, I've seen him play several times now in person, both singles and doubles once too. It's decent all around. *decent* serve, though he could improve it a lot, good return, pretty good at the net when he has to go up there, and not bad from the baseline either, plus he's quick as a bunny. He just needs to inject a little more excitement ;)

J. Corwin
05-21-2004, 08:55 PM
oh. You mean you don't like his monotonous, robotic, and sophisticated speech?

;)

Deboogle!.
05-21-2004, 08:57 PM
um..... right ;)

Havok
05-21-2004, 09:29 PM
I meant Robby picking up some slack for the DC team for the 1st two ties (1st round, QF) !st round will give andy some rest after the AO, and QF will give him rest if he wants to be a :retard: and play Houston as well as the clay TMS events

heya
05-24-2004, 01:21 AM
Robby/Blake/Spadea should substitute for Andy sometimes. Unless the U.S wins everything, Andy shouldn't play all the time to supposedly please Pmac and the U.S. IMO, the players seem really naive and gullible about DC.
Andy desperately needs to improve his game and has to do his best in all events. He can't play below his capability. I hope he doesn't pretend that everyone accepts his losses because he feels unhealthy and distracted.

Fumus
05-24-2004, 02:05 PM
well, Robby is playing now....I predict he looses, he is down a set...go Robby!

Fumus
06-10-2004, 07:46 PM
yea, Robby made the atptennis.com play of the week, so I support him having him on my avatar!! woo Robby rules!

Deboogle!.
06-10-2004, 07:49 PM
Robby's having trouble winning more than one match in a row lately :o considering this is the last week to try to qualify for the Olympics and Dent lost and Blake is out you'd think he'd have been a lil more motivated :o

Fumus
06-10-2004, 07:52 PM
he's motivated, he's Gineprifided...:lol:

Havok
06-10-2004, 08:37 PM
:( Skyler you changed your avatar to Ginepri :scared:

Fumus
06-12-2004, 04:54 PM
dude Ginepri is the macest macdaddy, and he got the Mercedes benz play of the week, so I am honoring him.

Fumus
06-21-2004, 01:41 PM
Anyways Ginepri lost the first but he took the second. Go RobGen!

MissPovaFan
06-21-2004, 01:44 PM
Latest Score : Robby Ginepri v Janko Tipsarevic 4-6 7-5 1-0 (Tipsarevic Serving)

Fumus
06-21-2004, 01:46 PM
Are you rooting for Robby?

MissPovaFan
06-21-2004, 01:49 PM
Are you rooting for Robby?

Nah I hope Tipsarevic wins myself.

Deboogle!.
06-21-2004, 01:50 PM
Robby has to learn how to hold serve :rolleyes:

And you know you're bottom of the barrel when they send Mal out to cover the match :haha:

Fumus
06-21-2004, 01:55 PM
Quit picking on Robby!! Hey Bunk I posted in like almost every active thread! I rule, haha!

Go Robby, you needs some weapons but, I want you to win a couple matches so I can say in your face Deb!!

lol, I am not watching it home. I was watching 1990 classic ESPN yesterday, I saw Mal play, and loose in the wimbly quarters.

Deboogle!.
06-21-2004, 01:57 PM
I like Robby ok he just hasn't given a reason to believe he's anything special.

Fumus
06-21-2004, 02:01 PM
Believe in the power of Robby!!*woosh woosh woosh*

He was playing great tennis towards the end of last year and the begining of this year. He slid a bit, but, grass is good for him and when hc comes around he will be really n-a-s-t-y

star
06-21-2004, 02:39 PM
Why don't you post on the thread that is designated to Robby in the USA forum?

Fumus
06-21-2004, 02:41 PM
Idk, this has been my Robby thread. 5-3 Robby in the 3rd.

star
06-21-2004, 02:46 PM
And apparently that is all that matters.

Fumus
06-21-2004, 03:54 PM
lol, it's sorta like my little baby, that everyone hates, lol

Robby Wins!!

4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3

Deboogle!.
06-21-2004, 04:15 PM
congrats Robby :) Now get a personality :)

Fumus
06-21-2004, 04:19 PM
congrats Robby :) Now get a personality :)

lol, he has a personality... :D

Havok
06-21-2004, 04:20 PM
lol. Yeah seriously though Skyler, you should keep track of Robby in his own players thread:p though you'l prob be lonesome :lol:

Fumus
06-21-2004, 04:22 PM
shussh you!!

J. Corwin
06-24-2004, 06:43 AM
Awwwwww, Skyler the lone Robby fan. :p

I'd post there once in awhile to keep you company. ;)

Fumus
06-24-2004, 02:50 PM
lol Jace nice new Avatar...your rockin!! lol

Fumus
06-25-2004, 03:38 AM
Robby thru to face JCF in third round...gooo Robby!! He played great today, his strokes look better, he really has a shot at beating JCF!

Fumus
06-25-2004, 03:40 AM
Here are some pics of Robby today!! Looking good!! Keep it up! Poor man's Hewitt or not, you are still way cool in my book! :) :cool:

Fumus
06-25-2004, 03:50 AM
Also Robby is a climber in the ARAG world cup! Who knew? Robby is true athlete, as I continue to tell you guys!

lfty
06-25-2004, 05:18 PM
ROBBY! ROBBY! ROBBY! wow! I'm impressed :yippee: allez Robby!!

Fumus
06-25-2004, 06:01 PM
lol...Ginepri fans are growing by the minute...lol...maybe..by...the...hour

Fumus
06-25-2004, 06:06 PM
Alright guys...I can say it now...in your face!!

Ferrero Swept Aside by Ginepri
Juan Carlos Ferrero, the sixth seed, has been beaten in the third round by rising American star, Robby Ginepri, in straight sets.

Yea Robby!! Let me get some pics for this joyus occasion!

Fumus
06-25-2004, 06:12 PM
Robby will take on Grosjean next in the rnd of 16!!!

If he takes out Grosjean, than I think I might just :explode:

Deboogle!.
06-25-2004, 06:18 PM
Robby played great, no doubt.... but he wasn't playing Juan Carlos ANYWHERE near his best. That cannot be denied.

Fumus
06-25-2004, 06:58 PM
well I think if he beats Grosjean then you can call him serious..

Fumus
06-25-2004, 07:01 PM
America's Robby Ginepri created the biggest upset of the men's tournament so far by dumping the number six seed Juan Carlos Ferrero out in the third round, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.

The Spaniard appeared drained by his titanic effort in coming back to defeat Stefan Koubek yesterday and could offer no resistance to the 27th seed, who wrapped up the match in 81 mintues. Ginepri will play last year's semi-finalist Sebastien Grosjean in the last 16.

The 21-year-old made today's task look ridiculously simple. He was only briefly troubled in the first set, when Ferrero broke him in the third game. But Ginepri bounced right back with two breaks of his own to take the set 6-3.

It seemed only moments later that he notched up another break and was steaming off with the second set, with Ferrero's ratio of winners to errors hopelessly off key. Ginepri wrapped it up with an ace and the 2003 French Open champion was two sets down inside an hour. It was all a long way from the baseline slugathon against Koubek.

Along with Mardy Fish, Ginepri is one of that batch of young Americans who seem to have been tagged as the next big thing for several seasons, without ever quite arriving. Andy Roddick has been their standard bearer until now.

But on today's form, Ginepri will be looking to stay in The Championships for some time yet. The third set was perilously close to a whitewash. Grosjean had better not be feeling tired when he faces Ginepri on Monday.

lfty
06-25-2004, 07:21 PM
Alright guys...I can say it now...in your face!!

lol, just don't say it to me. I've always been a Robby fan. He may not be as naturally talented as the other Amerians but look at how dedicated he is. And I happen to like his personality. I think it's cute how shy he is around his fans. :kiss:

Fumus
06-25-2004, 07:38 PM
lol, just don't say it to me. I've always been a Robby fan. He may not be as naturally talented as the other Amerians but look at how dedicated he is. And I happen to like his personality. I think it's cute how shy he is around his fans. :kiss:

lol, I disagree. I think he is one of the most talented americans physically. His game just isn't that big yet. He's also one of the most fit guys on tour. He doesn't have the weapons or the game of a Roddick, Agassi, and maybe a Fish. He has the ability, he makes some the most awesome, dynamic, crazy, cool plays you have ever seen. He just needs to put his game together, I predict he becomes the number 2 behind Andy. You shall see!! :cool:

lfty
06-25-2004, 08:08 PM
Yes, physically he’s talented. His speed and fitness help him win the big points, but tennis doesn’t seem to come as naturally to him as other top players, imo. But # 2!?! :lol: I hope Robby proves you right. :)

Fumus
06-25-2004, 08:13 PM
#2 American..lol

Deboogle!.
06-25-2004, 08:13 PM
Hey... I don't dislike Robby at all. I'm just really ambivalent towards him LOL. He's just not done anything that's really impressed me. Today was on the right track, he served really well, was hitting his shots, finding the lines, etc., great. but I'll wait to see how he does against Grosjean.

Fumus
06-25-2004, 08:14 PM
If he beats Grosjean will you get a Robby avatar?

Deboogle!.
06-25-2004, 08:28 PM
I will never EVER havea Robby avatar lol

rue
06-25-2004, 08:53 PM
It would be real interesting if he can beat Grosjean and if he does do it, then that could be the beginning of something real big for him.

MissPovaFan
06-25-2004, 08:54 PM
It would be real interesting if he can beat Grosjean and if he does do it, then that could be the beginning of something real big for him.

Yep I was thinking that earlier - ok he had a great win against Ferrero who is predominently a clay courter but if he can beat Grosjean then I feel it will tsart his journey towards the top 10.

Deboogle!.
06-25-2004, 08:57 PM
Besides the fact that Juan Carlos is a claycourter, he's still on his way back to fitness and had a 5-setter just yesterday and was clearly NOT anywhere near his best. But that doesn't take away from Robby's great serving and that he was hitting his spots. And he played a very clean match and deserves all the props. It's certainly the biggest win of his career in terms of beating a top player. But yea he's gotta beat someone who's at 100% and on their preferred surface before I continue to think "wow he'll really shoot to the top"

And it's really too bad for him that he couldn't do this a month ago b/c he just BARELY missed making the US Olympic team.

Ballbuster
06-25-2004, 08:58 PM
I hate Ginepri, just take one look at him and it's obvious he's just a punkass bitch

Havok
06-25-2004, 10:07 PM
Robby is going down hard to Grosjean, well at least that's what should happen:D

Fumus
06-26-2004, 03:08 AM
wow...alot of haters...Naldo lol...going down hard...well we will see, I have a feeling he is going to win in 4 or 5 just because you guys hate him. I talked to Robby on the phone tonight and he has the secret weapon to beating Grosjean..lol

Fumus
06-26-2004, 03:11 AM
alright Bunk...if Robby ever wins a slam, you have to wear his av for a day...lol...deal?

Deboogle!.
06-26-2004, 03:36 AM
No! LOL!

Havok
06-26-2004, 03:38 AM
Skyler, I said that's what *should* happen;) it prob wont, Robby might make it more interesting, but if he wins, I'll be shocked

Fumus
06-26-2004, 03:51 AM
Prepare to be shocked...Ginepri said he's going to win, he will not lose that match. You heard it hear folks, Ginepri says "The win is a sure thing, I am going to show the French how we Americans do business round hurr!"

oh yea Bunk what if Robby beats Fed at Wimbly...would do the avatar then...what if it was a half Robby half Andy avatar...you could even write stuff like "boring" or "Mr.Personality" on the av...lol..

Deboogle!.
06-26-2004, 04:03 AM
ok I'll say this rather bluntly. I will NEVER have a Robby Avatar. never ever no matter what, he could show up at my doorstep with white daffodils and I still would not have a Robby avatar! :)

There :) If Robby were to beat Fed I would be very happy for him as it would be a huge accomplishment for a young guy and it would hopefully spark some of the things in him that might make me a fan. It's not like I have anything against him, I just don't find him particularly inspiring.

lfty
06-26-2004, 01:11 PM
at least no one's calling him a fat slug :p

Deboogle!.
06-26-2004, 01:22 PM
well he's not a fat slug, he's in good shape physically actually :) Very fit.

tennischickola
06-28-2004, 12:59 AM
Robby...I'm excited that he has done well thus far in a major...it makes me glad to see American Men up and rising...I want to see him do well :cool: undefinedundefined


~Kell~

Deboogle!.
06-28-2004, 01:10 AM
hi Kell! Welcome!!!! LOVE your avatar :lick: :drool:

tennischickola
06-28-2004, 01:21 AM
Thanks Bunk! I was a member on AR.com ( saw ya posts there!) before my comp went crazy on me...this site is awesome!

Kell~

Deboogle!.
06-28-2004, 02:10 AM
oh cool :) I don't go to AR.com forums much anymore.... a little scary w/the teenyboppers:scared: Glad you found us over here :)

RoddickBabe10
06-28-2004, 05:33 AM
IF Ginepri wins over Grosjean then that would be awesome and if he beats Federer then that's even better (since i hate Federer so much) but i personally am not a Ginepri fan and he does need to get a personality, though i guess i like him for one thing... he's an American LOL

BUT PLEASE DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THEY ARE SHOWING ANDY'S WEAKEST LINK APPEARANCE ON TV?!?! ANYONE... PLEASE?!?!?! I'M DESPERATE!!! LOL

lfty
06-28-2004, 12:49 PM
I feel a little hypocritical posting in this thread after I said it didn’t belong here but since others are anyway :shrug: sorry

Anyway, it doesn’t look good for Robby. 2-6 2-6 and down a break in the third. (1st serve 41% :unsure: ) Unfortunately Naldo was right. Sorry to all the Robby fans out there (all three of us) but this match will be over soon. :sad:

Fumus
06-28-2004, 01:26 PM
Yea, Robby isn't playing well, I feel bad he got down on himself. He really just got depressed after that first break. They went a set a peice in AO before Grosjean eventually won. I really thought Robby had a great chance for an upset but, he should be happy with the fact that behind Andy he was only young American left in the draw. He has done better than Fish,Blake,etc. in the last couple slams. I think he can be a factor in the future and this was a good steping stone for him. Go Robby!!

lfty
06-28-2004, 01:43 PM
That was painful. How many set points does Robby need? :banghead: :banghead: Watching a blinking box on a computer screen is so annoying. :( I was ready to pull my hair out...Better luck next time Robby. :rolleyes:

Fumus
06-28-2004, 02:02 PM
Yea Robby picked it up for that last set if he could of played that way all match, he could have won...aww...oh well. Robby, I am still your fan. Good luck on the hard courts, I expect big stuff!!