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Should James Blake get more credit?

ServeAlready81
09-09-2006, 06:58 PM
Since he was the only player who has taken a set off Federer before the final, and was the only one who had him down (set point down in the first set)

Jagermeister
09-09-2006, 06:58 PM
Get more credit from who?

swissfed
09-09-2006, 06:58 PM
He has already got some credits from the Amercian crowd

Action Jackson
09-09-2006, 07:01 PM
I think James has enough money in the bank to cover any credit card debts.

~*BGT*~
09-09-2006, 07:03 PM
I think James has enough money in the bank to cover any credit card debts.
:D

Naranoc
09-09-2006, 07:03 PM
^ :lol:

ServeAlready81
09-09-2006, 07:05 PM
I've just noticed a tendency on this board for people to say negative things about James, and how he doesn't belong in the top ten etc; Obviously he does belong there since he technically was the 2nd best player in the tournament.

Bad Religion
09-09-2006, 07:10 PM
No

Rogiman
09-09-2006, 07:21 PM
No

neenah
09-09-2006, 07:22 PM
I've just noticed a tendency on this board for people to say negative things about James, and how he doesn't belong in the top ten etc; Obviously he does belong there since he technically was the 2nd best player in the tournament.

Some people might feel that way about Blake but they say worse things about other top ten-ers..

And what do you mean when you say he is technically the second best player in the tournament? I don't mean that in a mean way, I'm just wondering in which way you meant it :)

ServeAlready81
09-09-2006, 08:04 PM
Some people might feel that way about Blake but they say worse things about other top ten-ers..

And what do you mean when you say he is technically the second best player in the tournament? I don't mean that in a mean way, I'm just wondering in which way you meant it :)

"Technically" because he troubled the BEST player in the tournament the most. I don't know the stats of every single match played, so I can say for sure he was the 2nd best player.

Balerion
09-09-2006, 08:11 PM
Should Blake get more credit in the media? Definitely not. Should he get more credit on MTF? Yes.

El Legenda
09-09-2006, 08:34 PM
blake sucks

neenah
09-09-2006, 09:22 PM
"Technically" because he troubled the BEST player in the tournament the most. I don't know the stats of every single match played, so I can say for sure he was the 2nd best player.

I understand what you mean, but just because Blake troubled Federer most doesn't mean a different player couldn't have given the number one as much or more trouble in the same situation, if their draw had provided it :confused:

And do you mean credit from the media? Because he gets a lot of that.

If you meant more credit here then you have to take into account that this is a site for fans and, you know, we have our players we like and the ones we don't like and we don't have to act professionally here about players we don't like hehe :D

That's not saying I don't like Blake. There's no tennis player I "don't like" :)

Cristine
09-09-2006, 09:43 PM
Well... No.

Tommy_Vercetti
09-09-2006, 10:02 PM
For winning a set?

Pfft. Talk about setting a new standard for praise.

ServeAlready81
09-09-2006, 10:08 PM
For winning a set?

Pfft. Talk about setting a new standard for praise.

No one else was able to do it, and I don't think Andy will tomorrow either. There is just so much negativity surrounding James on these boards, and I don't know why. They guy has accomplished so much in the last year, you'd think people would say hats off. However seems like he's even more hated now than ever.

Tommy_Vercetti
09-09-2006, 10:12 PM
What do you mean by more credit?

There was a countless number of posts on that match.

You want threads praising James Blake for winning a set?

Read an AP or Reuters news story.

James Blake getting a QF at the US Open is treated like a TMS victory.

The way he played except against Berdych, he's just lucky he had such easy first two rounds.

Deboogle!.
09-10-2006, 02:39 AM
"Technically" because he troubled the BEST player in the tournament the most. I don't know the stats of every single match played, so I can say for sure he was the 2nd best player.So in Wimbledon 2003, Mardy Fish was the 2nd best player?

:scratch:

JW10S
09-10-2006, 02:45 AM
Blake gets the credit he deserves for getting to the quarters, no more no less. As for him being the 2nd best player in the tournament, no. A loss is a loss, the fact that one player won one set or got more games than another means nothing. I will say he was the 2nd best player in the match between him and Federer though, I'll give him credit for that.

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-10-2006, 02:47 AM
So in Wimbledon 2003, Mardy Fish was the 2nd best player?

:scratch:


mmmmmrrrrr,,, 2003 doesn't count... that was a year of no real domination by one player. So yes, Mardy Fish was sentimentally the 2nd best player. lol

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-10-2006, 02:48 AM
For winning a set?

Pfft. Talk about setting a new standard for praise.


Hehehe

Deboogle!.
09-10-2006, 03:45 AM
I will say he was the 2nd best player in the match between him and Federer though, I'll give him credit for that.:haha: :haha: :haha:

binkygirl
09-10-2006, 04:42 AM
James ought to give himself some credit when it comes to Federer because its twice now that I've seen him play the guy and then let the match slip through his fingers. The other time was last year in Toronto where Federer was coming back from a layoff and was very rusty.

Experimentee
09-10-2006, 05:58 AM
Yeah Blake should get more credit on MTF. If you never watched tennis and just read these boards, you'd think Blake was a crap player whos never done anything.

guy in sf
09-10-2006, 06:55 AM
I've always liked James but in his first set against Federer, he showed that he's very vulnerable and can really tighten up. He had several chances of taking the first set but made several very costly and horrible forehand errors that not just cost him the the set but the match. Had he won the first set, the crowds would have been crazy and his confidence could have carried him through to either a win or an even more tighter match.

rmb6687
09-10-2006, 07:27 AM
I do find it very odd that James Blake doesn't get much love on these boards...Is it because he's american? Because of the J'Block?

granted, I'm not his biggest fan either, but that might have more to do with me just liking Andy more and having no room for another American...esp one as spotty as James in the victory department.

Bad Religion
09-10-2006, 08:41 AM
12-15 tournaments in the United States, with 8-10 where the best ones of the world don´t go .


Mmmm . If in any place of the world all the players had that facility to play 12 tourneys in their countries , Blake would not be top 10

Experimentee
09-10-2006, 04:06 PM
12-15 tournaments in the United States, with 8-10 where the best ones of the world don´t go .


Mmmm . If in any place of the world all the players had that facility to play 12 tourneys in their countries , Blake would not be top 10

Blake also won Queens, Stockholm and Sydney, last time I checked they were not in the US.

the-pov
09-10-2006, 04:07 PM
For winning a set?

Pfft. Talk about setting a new standard for praise.

he didnt beat him so he gets no credit

hitchhiker
09-10-2006, 04:16 PM
I have watched every match between Blake and Federer.

James Blake's ability to subtly "lower his game" in response to any drop in Roger Federer's level is an awesome display, it is Clown genius the likes of which the ATP tour hasn't seen recently.

No matter how badly Fed performs, James is amazingly able to find to find another level and lower his game just enough to lose the set 7-6 or 7-5. After the close loss of a set James fails to realise that Federer has risen his game and cautiously stays at the low level which usually leads to a quick 10 minute bagel or breadstick in a implotion reminiscent of fellow hungry bagel and breadstick munchers like Lleyton Hewitt.

Tommy_Vercetti
09-10-2006, 04:16 PM
When did he win Queens?

Or does getting to a final count as a tournament victory by the Blake standard?

Experimentee
09-10-2006, 04:40 PM
He may have lost the Queens final, I cant quite remember. Anyway the point is that he does have good results outside of the US, and the fact that he even gets into good positions against top players shows that he has the talent to match it with them and does belong in the top 10.

GlennMirnyi
09-10-2006, 05:28 PM
No. He's too much of a choker to get more credit than he already has, and it's not much.

binkygirl
09-10-2006, 08:53 PM
I do find it very odd that James Blake doesn't get much love on these boards...Is it because he's american? Because of the J'Block?

granted, I'm not his biggest fan either, but that might have more to do with me just liking Andy more and having no room for another American...esp one as spotty as James in the victory department.


He's never been wildly popular on this site, only among the crowd that supports all the American players. I've noticed that internationally, people from other countries generally do not like Americans.