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Nick Lindahl Cheering Thread

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bad gambler
09-21-2006, 10:15 AM
High time there is a thread for this renegade of Australian junior tennis. Made the junior AO Final this year, went AWOL in the middle of the season and has strung together some solid performances in the Futures series.

He is currently in Buenos Aires acting as the waterboy for the Aussie DC team, should be a great experience for him. Given the shocking lack of depth currently in the mens game in the country, hopes are pinned on Nicky to produce the goods.

Björki
09-21-2006, 10:28 AM
He was also in Geneva this year :)

bad gambler
09-21-2006, 10:32 AM
I know ;)


Did you see him? :)

Björki
09-21-2006, 10:41 AM
yes he practised and he was at the party on Sunday :D
Btw his name sounds Swedish imho.

bad gambler
09-21-2006, 10:48 AM
Yes he is a mix of Indonesian and Swedish

aussie_fan
09-24-2006, 08:35 AM
Yeah, i have been noticing his results around the place this year, and his ranking has jumped up to almost 300. Hopefully some mroe good results for the rest of the year and maybe a chance for a wc at next year's aussie open.

With todd reid no where to be seen and chris guccione contiunally losing to people he shouldn't, this kid might be our best prospect.

shotgun
09-25-2006, 11:12 PM
Yeah this kid caught my attention. I knew he was one of the 1988s but I had no idea his ranking was already that good (he's almost in the top 300). He decided to stay in South America this week to play the Gramado challenger and next week he should play the Quito challenger.

Hopefully he doesn't buckle under the Aussie media pressure like Reid and Guccione did.

aussie_stars
11-21-2006, 11:30 AM
Nicks through to the 2nd round at the challenger this week, well done :)

Washa Koroleva
12-23-2006, 08:05 PM
Yes he is a mix of Indonesian and Swedish

His Mother Linda is Indonesian and a really fun woman. I kinda adore her. She seems to know what's right for him and won't let him get distracted.
He's well lucky with that.

yonextennis
01-04-2007, 10:20 PM
I love Nick..he is such a great guy and I wish him all the best of luck in 2007!

izum
01-07-2007, 06:32 PM
Nicks through to the 2nd round at the challenger this week, well done :)

;)

yonextennis
01-11-2007, 01:48 PM
HE lost in the first round of the Australian Open Qualies 6-3 6-3. He told me he is now coming to live and train in Miami Florida and play alot of futures and challengers in the US. I cant wait to meet up with him!!!

bad gambler
01-14-2007, 11:14 AM
Linners is currently partying in Melbourne

aussie_stars
02-04-2007, 12:52 AM
Burnie $25K 1st Round

(6) Nick Lindahl v Greg Jones

This should be an interesting first round match.

Matchu
02-04-2007, 03:52 AM
Burnie $25K 1st Round

(6) Nick Lindahl v Greg Jones

This should be an interesting first round match.

Where is this tournament? what is it? can you give me some info about the tourny or a link?

bad gambler
02-04-2007, 04:11 AM
Where is this tournament? what is it? can you give me some info about the tourny or a link?

Burnie is the annual challenger tournament down in Tasmania

bad gambler
02-04-2007, 04:11 AM
I expect Lindahl to win this match

aussie_stars
02-07-2007, 05:33 AM
Nick lost in a 3rd set tiebreaker

Thats a disappointing first round loss

aussie_fan
02-07-2007, 07:39 AM
not a good loss at all, thought he should win that one.

aussie_stars
02-13-2007, 12:14 PM
Nick has won his first round match at the 15k at Woolongong. His opponent (ranked 531) retired after Nick won the first set 6-1.

Hopefully he'll put up a good showing this week.

OZTENNIS
02-18-2007, 07:41 PM
Nick ended up making the Q/F in Wollongong and will jump to about 314 on the ATP Rankings

aussie_stars
02-20-2007, 10:54 AM
Nick ended up making the Q/F in Wollongong and will jump to about 314 on the ATP Rankings

;)

And he won his first round in the 15k in Sydney, 6-4 6-2 over Carsten Ball.

bad gambler
02-20-2007, 11:12 AM
Nice job NL

OZTENNIS
03-03-2007, 04:46 AM
Well, Nick has continued his good form and is in the final of the 15k in Wellington tomorrow, good luck, win the title please

aussie_stars
03-10-2007, 08:20 AM
Nick ended up losing the final of the 15k in new zealand last week but has worked his way easily into another final of a 15k in new zealand this week. looks like he has built some good form.

Good luck Nick!!

OZTENNIS
03-12-2007, 07:44 AM
nick lost to a new zealand player 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 in the final of the second 15k in NZ. should be ranked at about 260 on the new rankings next week

Matchu
03-17-2007, 05:37 AM
nick lost to a new zealand player 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 in the final of the second 15k in NZ. should be ranked at about 260 on the new rankings next week

Nick has made it to the semis of Sale, what does this mean for his ranking?

aussie_stars
03-20-2007, 11:14 AM
Its great to see Nick moving well inside the top 300! Keep up the good work Nick :)

OZTENNIS
03-23-2007, 10:36 AM
Nick has made it to the semis of Sale, what does this mean for his ranking?

he should now be ranked around 260

OZTENNIS
05-20-2007, 02:30 AM
Bump!

Nick is currently ranked at a new career high of 252...

What a shame he just missed out on FO. Quallies :sad:

aussie_stars
05-20-2007, 08:11 AM
He's making good progress :D

aussie_stars
07-11-2007, 11:55 AM
Nicks now at 289 in the world....He's been around this mark for a while now. Hopefully he can end the year well.

Last week he lost in the 2nd round of a 50K in the U.S (to a top100 player).

This week he is the top seed in a 10K in the US.

All the best Nick :cool:

aussie_stars
07-16-2007, 08:18 AM
Nick made it to the final of the 10K in the US but lost in 3 sets after taking the first. A little disappointing, since he was the top seed, but still good job.

Next up is a 75K in the U.S

First Round.....v Donald Young....interesting.

Timbo
07-25-2007, 07:00 AM
watched Nick's match in the Wimby qualifying against Klec...he played pretty badly but that seemed to be mostly down to a really bad case of nerves. Poor guy actually tripped and nearly fell as he was walking into the court and the crowd all sniggered...that can't help your confidence...and he started with a double fault. Still, I think he can certainly make the top 100

TankingTheSet
08-17-2007, 12:51 PM
He reached the QF in Manta (Ecuador) on hardcourt, the best challenger result of his career, he had chances to go even further because it was a close match and he was playing someone (Dabul) who must have been tired after playing three weeks straight.

OZTENNIS
09-23-2007, 09:37 PM
Bump!

Nick has slipped out of the top 300. However, in recent times he won a futures tournament in Indonesia, reached the quarter finals again this week, and is now playing in qualifying at the Thailand Open. He won his first qualifying match (he's seeded 7th) and now takes on a Japanese player.

Good luck for the rest of the season Nick :)

Matchu
09-24-2007, 09:13 AM
Great news for Nick on the back of some good results, he has qualified for the Thailand Open where he will make his ATP tournament debut. Great to see he now has a chance at playing at the highest level and also great to see another aussie playing ATP besides Lleyton!!!

aussie_fan
09-24-2007, 03:17 PM
This is huge result for Nick. Good Luck in the main draw.

OZTENNIS
09-24-2007, 09:52 PM
He has to play Sam Querrey in R1, tough up and coming American. Doubt he'll win but it'll be a great experience

Winner BTW plays Roddick (most likely)

bad gambler
09-24-2007, 11:14 PM
Well done Linners for making the MD

He can take Querrey, hopefully he does because playing Roddick would be a good experience for him

bad gambler
09-26-2007, 06:48 AM
Linners won his first ATP match against Querrey in the first round of Bangkok

2-6 6-4 6-3

Obviously a big moment for him in his career, well done champ

OZTENNIS
09-26-2007, 08:14 AM
Wow, an awesome effort and by far the biggest win of his career so far :eek: :woohoo: :yeah: What a great opportunity for him to now play Roddick (provided Roddick wins)

CONGRATS AND GOOD LUCK NICK :bounce:

aussie_fan
09-26-2007, 10:02 AM
Well Done Nick :worship:

OZTENNIS
10-01-2007, 11:58 PM
Well Nick lost in R2 to a wildcard entrant after Roddick withdrew.

He's now playing the Sawtell Futures Tournament this week where he is the top seed...good luck

OZTENNIS
10-03-2007, 09:59 PM
Nick won his first match in Sawtell 4-6, 6-1 6-2 over wildcard Matt Reid...anyone no if he's any relation to Todd Reid?

OZTENNIS
12-13-2007, 10:20 PM
Nick recently achieved a career high ranking of 247. He is playing the Australian Open playoff this week

OZTENNIS
12-22-2007, 08:50 PM
Yeah, he's not doing a very good job enhancing his Australian Open prospects either

Renaud
01-11-2008, 01:04 PM
Hi there :wavey:
What can you tell about Nick apart of his results (good wins against Querrey recently :clap2: !).
How tall is he ? How is his game ? Classical Australian sever/volleyer or more modern a la Hewitt ?
Every information is welcome !
Thank you very much. :)

Timbo
01-11-2008, 10:29 PM
saw him play Wimbledon qualies in 07. He has a decent serve and plays single-handedly off both wings. His forehand is definitely stronger and his backhand could be a bit of a weakness. He's also not the biggest guy and will get hit off the court by the top guys right now. He didn't volley much on the grass either. He does have top 100 potential though, if he works hard and develops some weapons.

Good luck to him at the AO, but I fear Gasquet will crush him

azza
01-11-2008, 11:13 PM
Nick has Gasquet goodluck next year.

OZTENNIS
01-13-2008, 08:34 PM
:tape: will he get a game azza?

OZTENNIS
01-14-2008, 08:39 PM
Richard GASQUET (FRA) (8) defeated Nick LINDAHL (AUS) (WC) 6/0 6/1 3/6 6/2

Apparently Gasquet led 6-0 5-0 30-0 and kind of lost the plot!!! Very surprised to see him lose a set to Nick, who must have picked up his game in the third set :)

baghdatis
01-27-2008, 03:43 AM
:tape: will he get a game azza?

Didn't look like it at 6-0 5-0 30-0 ;)

NicoFan
08-16-2008, 04:34 PM
Does anyone know why Nick dropped out of the US Open qualifying?

NicoFan
08-18-2008, 11:12 AM
Hmmm....that is odd. :confused:

eureka
08-19-2008, 07:30 PM
Seems like a weird choice:confused:Why would you give up the chance of a spot in US Open to play AMT's

maratness
02-26-2009, 06:52 AM
hey allncik supporters dont give up on him.he is in the quarters of a challnger here in melbourne and in good form it seems

OZTENNIS
03-02-2009, 10:48 PM
Nick is working with Zoran Dikosavljevic.

He is the coach of Shayna McDowell and has also worked with a couple of other Aussie girls. Before moving to Australia, he was head coach for tennis in Bosnia.

He is a good coach, and like Scott said, transitions take time, and Nick will be heading back up the rankings before long :D

makannmi17
03-13-2009, 08:29 AM
i hope i get to see him play again. what's his ranking now?

azza
03-14-2009, 01:52 AM
832

jmf07
03-14-2009, 06:42 AM
832

:lol:

save ausdecline
03-14-2009, 10:37 AM
holy shite

jmf07
05-18-2009, 06:10 AM
Good chance for Nick to get a few wins in the Cremona challenger assuming he has recovered from his injury. Plays Pavlovs in first round who has been in ridiculously bad form of late and then wiull probably face Richard Bloomfield in the second round. If he were to get to QF he might find it tough against Chiudinelli though.

Good to see according to his ITF profile he is still coached by Professor M.Matosevic in the field of excellence. A shame he cant join his coach at FO qualies this week though.

jmf07
05-18-2009, 11:49 PM
Won his first round match in a close three setter. According to Spadea TT, Lindahl and his opponent Pavlovs, lacked continuity although both made several net approaches and Lindahl's passing shot was good. Plays Bloomfield who by the same reports was not good in his first round match. Definitely a winnable match for the curious and mysterious Nick Lindahl :lol: .

bad gambler
05-19-2009, 03:31 AM
Good job Nick

jmf07
05-21-2009, 03:13 AM
He won his second round match against Bloomfield 6-4 6-4. He will probably get knocked out by Chiudinelli in the next round although he had a tough match. Aparrently in the first set Chiudinelli wasn't happy with an umpire's decision so he sat down in the middle of the game and ate two bananas and then resumend play without a warning.

These are good results for Nick though. Perhaps him seeing Marinko do so well has really motivated him and shown him that success in alot of these challengers isn't that far away. He always seemed better or at least equal to MM until this year.

Matchu
05-27-2009, 10:59 AM
Nick has taken out Donald Young in the first round of an American challenger in two convincing sets. Faces Pavlovs in the second round who he beat last week in Italy. Same surface this week so shouldnt have too much trouble in the second round. Looks like hes on his way to a second consecutive challenger quarterfinal.

I guess he is finally starting to take this tennis thing seriously and I believe Marinko's latest efforts have had a big input as to why he is finally getting results.

Hes playing in another American challenger next week and after that I'm not sure where he is playing.

jmf07
05-29-2009, 04:46 AM
Easily won his second round match and is into the Quarters. Faces Yani who has been in alright form of late but I think Nick can definitely beat him. If he were to get through his SF should be an easier task. Could be a big week for him.

Audacity
05-29-2009, 05:55 AM
Good luck mate.

azza
05-30-2009, 05:35 AM
wtf Lindhal 2 challenger QF's in a row :unsure:

he barley makes it past R1 in futures.

good job physco.

Audacity
07-14-2009, 03:03 AM
Nick has qualified for a USA challenger. He seems to be in good form, winning all of his matches convincingly in straight sets. Lets hope for a good draw and decent run.

Audacity
07-14-2009, 03:14 AM
Here is his quarter:

[1] KIM, Kevin USA vs [Q] SUZUKI, Takac JPN
[WC] SIMMONDS Phillip USA vs IM, Kyu Tai KOR
[Q] LINDAHL, Nick AUS vs SWEETING, Ryan USA
STOPPINI Andrea ITA vs [8] YOUNG Donald USA

Audacity
07-16-2009, 12:06 PM
Into the second round after a tough 3 setter.

jmf07
07-17-2009, 03:19 AM
:woohoo: Nick is into the quarters after defeating Stoppini in straight sets. Either plays Suzuki or Im for a place in the semis.

Im could be difficult. H2H it is 3-1 in Im's favour although the two recent wins for Im was when Lindahl was in horrible form in the latter half of last year. Suzuki can be dangerous as well although his form this year up until he beat Kim in the first round wasn't flash. He did make the final of the Kyoto challenger but he had a path of mug opponents.

Hopefully he can put in a good show against whoever he has to play and grab a SF spot. Judging by his two recent wins he has a great chance to do so.

Audacity
07-17-2009, 06:12 AM
Awesome! Great chance here to advance to the Semis. :D

Audacity
07-18-2009, 03:03 AM
:yeah: Nick has made it to the semis with a 6-3 6-3 win over IM. What a great week for him. Takes on Michael Yani now who is dangerous. Yani took out 4th seed Udomchoke, De Heart (beat Ball), and Matosevic en route to the semis so will be tough for Lindahl.

jmf07
07-18-2009, 03:19 AM
Great for Nick. Yani has been in awesome form of late although Lindahl hasn't been doing too bad either. It is great to see him playing some great tennis again after going through a rough form patch a while ago.

Matchu
07-18-2009, 06:33 AM
Great results so far. If Nick loses this match he'll go to about 282 in the rankings, if he wins this match and then loses then final he'll go to about 263 and if he wins the whole tournament he'll go to around 239 which would be great for him. Apparently Nick is the hot favorite for the tournament now.

jmf07
07-19-2009, 01:27 AM
Nick comfortably beat an in form Yani. Hopefully he can scrape into the US Open qualies draw and can consistently keep his game somewhere near this level.

save ausdecline
07-19-2009, 02:19 AM
wat the fuck is with aus tennis. he is a product of an instituion who pick out players with potential but dont bring the best out of them. from a rank of 832 to 232 amazing good job lindahl.

Audacity
07-19-2009, 02:51 AM
Amazing good week for Nick and the Aussies. Would this be his first challenger title if he wins?

jmf07
07-19-2009, 03:01 AM
Yeah I think it might even be his first final appearance in a challenger.

Audacity
07-19-2009, 03:28 AM
Sa1B6E-hqrI

Matchu
07-19-2009, 04:06 AM
Great result this week hopefully he takes out his first challenger title of his career tommorow. Probably the best thing to see in that video is him saying he is a lot more motivated now which is awesome.

It seems like he has been around for a while but he is still only 20 years old! Another plus about this week is given his results so far his ranking should be high enough to get him direct entry into the US Open qualifying tournament which looks like he could make a good run after this week.

Tommorows final will just come down to how focused Nick is and if he keeps telling himself just get one more shot back then Chris will be the one making the mistakes. GL kid your gonnna need it.

jmf07
07-19-2009, 04:23 AM
Sa1B6E-hqrI

Thanks for the video.

[QUOTE=Matchu;8861140]
It seems like he has been around for a while but he is still only 20 years old! QUOTE]

Yeah I was surprised by that as well. I thought he was more around 23 or 24 like Matosevic. If he can now keep this up and remain motivated he could definitely develop into a top 100 player.

OZTENNIS
07-19-2009, 10:08 PM
(Q) Nick LINDAHL (AUS) lost to (7) Chris GUCCIONE (AUS) 3-6 4-6

:sad: :hug:

Still, congratulations on an awesome week! Hopefully this means Nick has come through a patch of horror form and is ready to take the next step in his young career. He is, after all, only 21 this year.

Audacity
07-20-2009, 03:17 AM
Excellent week Nick.. no shame in losing to an in-form Guccione. I think confidence is what he needs and he will surely get it from this result. I think we will see him in alot more challenger main draws now which is good. :)

And yes, Nick turns 21 in less than 2 weeks time.

jmf07
07-20-2009, 10:24 AM
Has a nice draw in Lexington as well. If he can keep up the form he can certainly win a few matches there.

Audacity
07-21-2009, 06:15 AM
Yes but a dangerous encounter in round 2... Harel Levy who has beaten the likes of Andreev in the last couple of weeks...

jmf07
07-22-2009, 12:48 AM
Lindahl cruises into the second round after a 62 61 win over Monroe

Audacity
07-22-2009, 06:44 AM
Takes on 5th seed Levy now who beat Suzuki 6-4 6-0... GL..

jmf07
07-24-2009, 03:28 AM
Yes but a dangerous encounter in round 2... Harel Levy who has beaten the likes of Andreev in the last couple of weeks...

Levy ended up beating Nick 64 63

jmf07
07-29-2009, 12:23 AM
Nick is in Canada this week at the Granby challenger and knocked out Bubka the sixth seed in the first round 63 63. Now has a very winnable second round match against either Im or Ito. The Aussies are doing very well of late.

Audacity
07-29-2009, 06:05 AM
Good win Nick!

jmf07
10-16-2009, 01:04 AM
Good to see Nick into another Challenger QF after qualifying and then beating Sijsling and Zemlja. Looks like he will probably play Russell assuming Russell goes on with after winning first set against Stadler.

jmf07
10-21-2009, 04:23 AM
After making the semis last week this week he has won his first round match and faces Zemlja in the second round who he defeated in straights last week.

Audacity
10-21-2009, 04:33 AM
Keep up the results Nick.

Audacity
10-23-2009, 03:11 AM
Lost to Grega Zemlja in the 2nd Round 6-2 6-0, who went on the beat Russell 6-2 00 ret.

OZTENNIS
10-24-2009, 04:23 AM
Nice to see that Nick's ranking is heading in the right direction again :)

Hopefully he can tough out a few more good results and end the season on the verge of the top 200

jmf07
11-16-2009, 03:12 PM
Nick is playing at the Yokohama Challenger this week. He won his first round match against fellow aussie Sadik Kadir. The field for this challenger is quite weak and Nick has struck the weaker half so he might be able to produce a good result.

jmf07
12-20-2009, 12:48 AM
Only one win away from getting a wildcard. Even if he loses today he has put forward a strong case for getting one of the two remaining wildcards (assuming the other three go to Gooch, Ball and Tomic).

jmf07
12-20-2009, 03:26 AM
Shame he lost in a tight one. He deserves a wildcard on his results but his past with Tennis Australia might get in the way.

jmf07
12-20-2009, 03:31 AM
ROFL forgot the final is five sets. Wish I could watch it if it wasn't for the internet and its cap. Looks like a good game. Cmon Nick.

save ausdecline
12-20-2009, 04:39 AM
Its been a great game. High quality. Lindahl is doing well 4-2 in fifth

Audacity
12-20-2009, 04:52 AM
Congrats to Nick for winning, he has real fighting qualities about him. Very well deserved, undefeated.

jmf07
12-20-2009, 04:52 AM
:rocker2: awesome win

save ausdecline
12-20-2009, 04:53 AM
awesome is an understatement

jmf07
12-20-2009, 05:00 AM
awesome is an understatement

:lol: wish I could have watched it. The scoreboard was difficult to follow at times as it has been. According to it they didn't miss a first serve between them after the first set. Nonetheless it was a great for TA to have live scoring and streaming for the tournament.

VolandriFan
12-20-2009, 05:06 AM
I was really impressed with Nick's game and fighting spirit this week. He served well throughout the tournament and played a consistent game off his big forehand wing. Don't know how well he'll do at the Australian Open, but at least he has the right attitude to give his best effort against any opponent.

save ausdecline
12-20-2009, 05:06 AM
he has increased his profile after his showing as he has always been behind the limelight and playing on the us circuit

bad gambler
12-20-2009, 05:25 AM
Linerssssssssssssssss!!!!!

Tenys4ever
12-24-2009, 03:46 AM
Was a great fighting effort from Nick. Lucky you got your main draw wildcard there - sounds like Ball, Tomic and Kubler! got three of the others!

jmf07
01-04-2010, 12:14 AM
Nick wins the first set 6-1 against Malisse. Had a feeling that Malisse wasn't in great form after the skipping the drug tests controversy and being troubled by Matheson Klein yesterday but this is still great for Nick and especially with a first set like that.

jmf07
01-04-2010, 01:37 AM
And takes the second set to win the match. A fantastic win which now means he will be in the maindraw of all three of the big tournaments this summer.

n8
01-04-2010, 02:15 AM
Great stuff Lindahl. He either plays Melzer, Berdych, Serra or Tomic in round one of the main draw. Hopefully he gets Serra.

bad gambler
01-04-2010, 10:47 PM
He plays Berdych in round 1. He is confident and I think he can cause Berdych some trouble.

jmf07
01-05-2010, 03:08 AM
Lost 6-2 6-4 to Berdych. Not too bad and fought well in the second set and didn't let Berdych run away with it which was nice to see. All in all it has been a good week for him and hopefully he can get an easier draw and register his second win at the top level.

Audacity
01-05-2010, 07:29 AM
He had plenty of support today, was a good effort from him.

jmf07
01-17-2010, 02:55 AM
Hopefully he can put on a good show against Nieminen tomorrow. Nieminen is the favourite but I think Nick can put up a decent showing.

Tenys4r
01-18-2010, 08:01 PM
Whatever happens at this stage (play stopped at 54 in third to Nieminen and they have to return today)Nick has played really well. Only broken in 2nd set at end and Nieminen gave a great yell at that point so Nick was staying with him. Game far superior to the one going on in Margaret Court next door of Tomic v Rufin which almost put me to sleep - it was late! Great work Nick.

henwal_of_sweden
02-01-2010, 11:30 AM
Swedish Davis Cup captain Thomas Enqvist would like Nick to play Davis Cup for Sweden if possible, since Nick have swedish parents.

http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/tennis/article6457658.ab

I don´t know how serious this statement is, but for us in Sweden it would be really great to get a player like Nick , specially now when Swedish tennis is virtually only Robin Söderking.

ace ventura
02-01-2010, 11:59 AM
Wow what an amazing offer for Nick ,,,,

Matchu
02-01-2010, 01:47 PM
Swedish Davis Cup captain Thomas Enqvist would like Nick to play Davis Cup for Sweden if possible, since Nick have swedish parents.

http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/tennis/article6457658.ab

I don´t know how serious this statement is, but for us in Sweden it would be really great to get a player like Nick , specially now when Swedish tennis is virtually only Robin Söderking.

Wow with the form Nick has been in lately it wouldn't even suprise me if he goes and plays for Sweden given he is still a long way off making the Australian Davis Cup team.

Audacity
02-01-2010, 01:58 PM
Huge offer for Nick if it is indeed true. He is looking like a top 100 prospect for the future so it would be dissapointing if he does choose to play for Sweden.

n8
02-01-2010, 11:19 PM
Wow with the form Nick has been in lately it wouldn't even suprise me if he goes and plays for Sweden given he is still a long way off making the Australian Davis Cup team.

It's crazy to think that Sweden's second highest ranked player is 28 year old Andreas Vinciguerra ranked 242. Lindahl is 239.

jmf07
02-02-2010, 12:17 AM
Definitely a tempting offer for Nick but I'm a bit surprised Sweden is chasing him. Sure he is in good form and looks like a decent prospect but they have Soderling, Vinci and Pim Pim and they don't have any problems with their Doubles. Plus they will have Daniel Berta in a couple of years.

His Australian DC prospects look doomed as long as Woodbridge is at the helm it seems (Woodbridge didn't seem to have a high opinion of him when commentating in Sydney) and with him not being one of Tennis Australia's favs I think it would be hard for him to reject such an offer from a top tier DC team.

jmf07
02-02-2010, 12:23 AM
An australian article on it.

Stockholm syndrome: Swede talkers eye off our Davis Cup orange boy LINDA PEARCE
January 26, 2010
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One for the future ... Lindahl beat Bernard Tomic in a wildcard play-off last month to earn a place in the main draw for the third time. Photo: Getty Images

Australia may be forced to fend off a Swedish recruiting raid on promising youngster Nick Lindahl, as two of the faded powers of world tennis prepare to jostle for the allegiance of the Malmo-born athlete whose family emigrated to NSW when he was three months old.

If Australia's tennis stocks have become depleted in recent years, then one of the leading nations of the 1980s has fallen on even harder times. With Joachim Johansson and Andreas Vinciguerra both beset with injuries, world No.8 Robin Soderling is the only Swede in the men's top 200.

Lindahl, ranked 235th, would thus become an instant No.2. Ola Lindahl, a business consultant, his wife Linda and sons Davis and Nick live in lakeside Eleebana, 10 minutes from Newcastle, having migrated from Sweden in 1988.

''Why couldn't he be able to do like [Greg] Rusedski?'' asked Sweden's Davis Cup captain Thomas Enqvist, a reference to the native Canadian with the English mother who represented Britain for the majority of his career. ''But it's important where he has his heart.''

Enqvist's deputy, Magnus Larsson, told Stockholm newspaper Aftonbladet: ''We're interested. No doubt about that. We're not going to Australia, so the federation will have to act.''

Larsson said contact had been made with Johan Sjogren, the sports director of the Swedish Tennis Federation.

Lindahl could not be contacted yesterday, although his coach Marc Kimmich said he was unaware of any approach. Nor was there any comment from Tennis Australia, although the athletic Lindahl is not the type of player it would wish to lose. The 21-year-old travelled to Switzerland as a hitting partner, or ''orange boy'', for the Davis Cup team in early 2006, although is yet to earn squad selection, and is not considered a contender for the March tie against Taiwan.

A finalist in the Australian Open boys' event in 2006, Lindahl beat Bernard Tomic in a five-set final of the wildcard play-off last month to earn a place in the main draw for the third time, but lost to Finn Jarkko Nieminen while troubled by a shoulder injury in the first round. He qualified for the Brisbane International this month, and was granted a wildcard into the Sydney International.

Two weeks ago, Soderling, the French Open runner-up, was asked at Kooyong's AAMI Classic about the flagging fortunes of both Sweden and Australia, and replied that his country's small population was part of the reason it had been difficult to unearth and develop players of the quality of Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander or Stefan Edberg, or even the recently retired Thomas Johansson and Jonas Bjorkman.

''But I think it's going in the right way again, and we have a lot of good juniors coming up, so hopefully in a few years' time we have at least a few more guys on tour,'' Soderling said.




http://www.smh.com.au/sport/tennis/stockholm-syndrome-swede-talkers-eye-off-our-davis-cup-orange-boy-20100125-muj3.html

ace ventura
02-02-2010, 01:06 AM
H would be nuts not to take up this off , as TA have pretty much made it clear they have the youngs ones now as there best generation in 20 years !!

I would still cheer for Lindahl Im sure every one would , you have to be selfish to make it in this game and use whatever resources you can get.

It is so expensive .

save ausdecline
02-02-2010, 01:09 AM
Europe. He'd be able to have access to the good coaches in Europe.

Matchu
02-02-2010, 03:43 AM
Originally I thought there was no reason why Lindahl wouldn't take this offer but then it hit me, if Lindahl does go and play for Sweden in Davis Cup (They play Argentina in the first round which would be difficult for Nick to win a match) and lets say from then onwards he doesn't do much for the year and maintains a ranking around the 200 mark and doesn't do much at Sweden's ATP Bastad and Stockholm.

It would then mean he would not play the Australian wildcard playoffs and would have to play qualies for Brisbane and Sydney and would almost definetly lose him a lot of fans if he was to qualify for the Australian Open. IF Nick honestly believes that he can get his ranking inside the top 100 by the end of the year then go for it but smart money says continue with Australia to continue playing Grand Slams.

jmf07
02-02-2010, 04:10 AM
The Davis Cup will be an amazing experience for him though. Playing against guys like Del Potro and Nalbandian with a sell out passionate crowd behind him. And then he has the opportunity to do this year after year. Not to mention he will get to learn from some of the Swedish greats. Plus I'm guessing he would receive more funding than he is now (if he is getting any) even though the Swedish Tennis Federation isn't in a great financial position.

He may lose some Australian supporters but don't forget he will be representing Sweden. In terms of supporters they are one of the best cheersquads you could ask for. Even if he stayed Australian he would still be playing qualies of Brisbane, Sydney and Australian Open. But if he played for Sweden he would most likely get entry to two ATP tournaments.

Unfortunately it is a no brainer for him if he feels comfortable representing Sweden instead of Australia.

Audacity
02-02-2010, 04:51 AM
It's crazy to think that Sweden's second highest ranked player is 28 year old Andreas Vinciguerra ranked 242. Lindahl is 239.

I honestly see no reason why Vinciguerra isn't being chosen by Sweden to represent Davis Cup. He is a former world number 33 and in my eyes a top 50 - 75 player without question. He has only played 8 tournaments in the last 12 months, but he did qualify this week for Zagreb ATP and is a handy clay court player.

Audacity
02-02-2010, 05:06 AM
Meanwhile... Lindahl has beaten the promising Henri Kontinen 6-1 6-1 in Burnie. Good work.

jmf07
02-02-2010, 06:13 AM
Fantastic win

I honestly see no reason why Vinciguerra isn't being chosen by Sweden to represent Davis Cup. He is a former world number 33 and in my eyes a top 50 - 75 player without question. He has only played 8 tournaments in the last 12 months, but he did qualify this week for Zagreb ATP and is a handy clay court player.

Yeah I don't understand it either. I thought they would be selecting guys like Vinci and Pim Pim for the second position and by the time they are done Daniel Berta will be coming through. Maybe they dont want to run the risk of injury. Other than that I'm not sure.

henwal_of_sweden
02-02-2010, 07:05 AM
Fantastic win



Yeah I don't understand it either. I thought they would be selecting guys like Vinci and Pim Pim for the second position and by the time they are done Daniel Berta will be coming through. Maybe they dont want to run the risk of injury. Other than that I'm not sure.

Pim Pim is not active at the moment. He and his wife (or fiancee, im not sure..) just had their 1:st kid a month ago and he have not played any tennis at all recently. To go out and play JMDP and Nalbandian is just to ask for more injuries. Vinciguerra is plagued by injuries and he cannot play to much tournies because his knees suffer to much. Then we have Daniel Berta, but i´m not sure he will make the big league unfortuantely. His game lacks to much power. His serves , both 1:st and 2:nd are just owned by his opponents.
We have a couple of more young guys that plays future-events and so on, but we really really really needs a young guy like Lindahl..

He would get WC´s to the Swedish Open in Båstad and Stockholm Open in both singles and doubles. Maybe those events could be just enough for him to win a couple of matches and get some nice points and get into the top 100 and don´t need to play the qualis at GS-events.

Then again, the moral aspect of this,, i mean it´s tennis australia who have done the hard work and deserves to "get" Lindahl, but if the guy have no chance of playing DC, then i feel it´s ok for him to play for us

jmf07
02-02-2010, 01:53 PM
Thanks for clarifying that. I didn't know Pim Pim had a son now. That's good to hear.

As for the moral aspect I think Tennis Australia aren't involved that much in his career now. He hasn't been on their good side for a while (although his best mate Matosevic previously wasn't but got given a wildcard into the Aus Open so it might have changed). Even if he were to represent Sweden I would still support him and sort of hopes he does go there because it is a great opportunity to further his career.

Tenys4r
02-02-2010, 06:42 PM
Then again, the moral aspect of this,, i mean it´s tennis australia who have done the hard work and deserves to "get" Lindahl, but if the guy have no chance of playing DC, then i feel it´s ok for him to play for us

OMG I think the Lindahls would laugh hard at this comment! It is common knowledge that Lindahl was only "allowed" to play in the wildcard playoff because his ranking was about 251 not the 250 that was the cut off point. TA (and now Woodbridge and AIS) don't like him because he calls his own shots and because he walked out of AIS as it didn't suit him. So both Matosevic and Lindahl are got their rankings from hard work, no wildcards, no gifts (ie youth policy crap apparently they are "too old") and they deserve everything they get offered.

I hope Lindahl considers this offer seriously - and let's face it whilst TA have their youth policy the likes of Kubler, Saville, etc etc will always get put above him. Go Nick Lindahl - you owe nothing to the likes of TA - you deserve your ranking.

henwal_of_sweden
02-02-2010, 06:54 PM
OMG I think the Lindahls would laugh hard at this comment! It is common knowledge that Lindahl was only "allowed" to play in the wildcard playoff because his ranking was about 251 not the 250 that was the cut off point. TA (and now Woodbridge and AIS) don't like him because he calls his own shots and because he walked out of AIS as it didn't suit him. So both Matosevic and Lindahl are got their rankings from hard work, no wildcards, no gifts (ie youth policy crap apparently they are "too old") and they deserve everything they get offered.

I hope Lindahl considers this offer seriously - and let's face it whilst TA have their youth policy the likes of Kubler, Saville, etc etc will always get put above him. Go Nick Lindahl - you owe nothing to the likes of TA - you deserve your ranking.

Sorry, didn´t know that! I just supposed he had been given big help from TA to be able to get this ranking. When u say the fact u do, then i lift my hat of and bows for his hard work and determination. You are very welcome to Svensk Tennis Nick :))

n8
02-03-2010, 02:10 AM
Pics of Lindahl playing Nieminen in the 'Monday 18th Jan, 2010' photo album on this (http://statracket.net/?view=pages/multi.html) page.

ace ventura
02-03-2010, 10:41 AM
I dont think it is such a big deal swapping countries to play for.

Football codes , afl / soccer do it all the time, players only have a short life span , soprt is so tough they have to go where they can get the best thing for themsleves.

There is little time to muck around, I think planty of people would still be behind Nick.

If you love sport or supporting players it doesnt matter which country they are from, the world is fairly global now, look how many players have come to Australia to play,

heaps of them, it is not like they are not welcomed nor, forgotten by their previous country and not supported by there fans any more.

ace ventura
02-03-2010, 10:42 AM
whoops I meant Rugby not afl, they do it all the time.

willingnable
02-03-2010, 10:48 PM
If the offer with the Swedish program means he will get better funding and support he would be crazy not to take it. At the end of the day he has to do whats best for his career if that means representing sweden so be it.

Ivanatis
02-05-2010, 01:57 PM
dang:( close loss to Tomic

jmf07
02-22-2010, 01:10 AM
Nick's only one win away from the Main Draw. Beat Capdevile 63 63. He won 88% of service points. Now has to beat Tsung-Hua Yang for a spot in the main draw.

Hewitt2010
02-22-2010, 04:30 AM
Thats a huge win for Lindahl bosting his chances of making the Davis Cup team. For him to beat a top 150 is massive. But Capdeville is a former top 100 player. Plus it was a great because it was straight sets too, He will play Yang next who is currently the second best rank player from Taiwan, also he is ranked 330 in the world.

If Lindahl wins then he will play Haase, Gulbis, L.Mayer or F.Mayer so good luck.

Tenys4r
02-22-2010, 08:08 PM
Good win over Capdeville. Hopefully should comfortably beat Yang. Yang So good luck Nick!

n8
02-22-2010, 09:53 PM
He beats Yang 4-6 6-2 6-3 and qualifies! He either plays Haase, Gulbis, L.Mayer or F.Mayer so not a bad draw either.

Tenys4r
02-23-2010, 08:09 PM
Can't help but think that Lindahl should have at the very least gone as the reserve instead of Ebden. While other players are beating their brains out around the world playing playing playing, some just seem to get a walk up start. Not saying Tomic doesn't deserve his position and yes he has won challengers (only in Aus though) whereas most of the other players are out there internationally.

Nick has to play Florian Mayer - been as high as 33 - so will be a great experience for him.

n8
02-23-2010, 09:45 PM
Can't help but think that Lindahl should have at the very least gone as the reserve instead of Ebden. While other players are beating their brains out around the world playing playing playing, some just seem to get a walk up start. Not saying Tomic doesn't deserve his position and yes he has won challengers (only in Aus though) whereas most of the other players are out there internationally.

Nick has to play Florian Mayer - been as high as 33 - so will be a great experience for him.

Lost 6-4 6-1. Good tournament none the less.

Audacity
02-25-2010, 06:07 AM
Nick seems to be good at qualifying, it's just a shame he can't win a round.

tennis2018
03-03-2010, 10:35 AM
Nick was very impressive 2 us fans @ Delray Beach & I am convinced we have an up&coming superstar in the making...not 2 mention all the girls following him (usually shirtless) around the grounds...really hope he returns next year

btw Nick hurt his foot in main draw 1st rd & I was right next 2 him when he took the shoe off..pretty swollen so hope he is recovering ok

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=209372&stc=1&d=1267616032

Tenys4r
03-04-2010, 01:09 AM
Wonder why Nick wasn't considered for Davis Cup? Isn't his ranking better than Tomic's or doesn't that matter?

ace ventura
03-04-2010, 05:09 AM
Not only ranking he beat Tomic AT AO play off, that is in a " high pressure situation... "

Maybe he doesn't fit the TA mould. You would have thought they would have included him to have a good look at him at least.

He looks very fit doesn't he,

Matchu
03-09-2010, 08:46 PM
Nick has come up big in Indian Wells qualis, coming back from a set down to beat the 15th seed Robert Kendrick 2-6 6-4 6-4. Would be really nice for Nick if he could play in his fifth ATP main draw tournament this year. When you take into account his ranking isn't even inside the top 200 and he has played 4 ATP main draws this season and it is only mid March it is quite impressive.

Plus the 22 points he would gain from qualifying won't do him any bad either. Nick is in such good form I wouldn't be suprised at all if he played in all the Grand Slams this year. Remember guys he is only 21 so he is starting to hit good form at the right time. Come on Nick, you can do it.

n8
03-10-2010, 07:06 AM
Nick has come up big in Indian Wells qualis, coming back from a set down to beat the 15th seed Robert Kendrick 2-6 6-4 6-4. Would be really nice for Nick if he could play in his fifth ATP main draw tournament this year. When you take into account his ranking isn't even inside the top 200 and he has played 4 ATP main draws this season and it is only mid March it is quite impressive.

Plus the 22 points he would gain from qualifying won't do him any bad either. Nick is in such good form I wouldn't be suprised at all if he played in all the Grand Slams this year. Remember guys he is only 21 so he is starting to hit good form at the right time. Come on Nick, you can do it.

He's doing a great job in the qualies but needs a main draw win if only to boost his confidence. His one win in a tour level main draw was was back in 2007! It was an excellent victory against world number 59 Querrey in Bangkok but he's since gone on a 6-match losing streak. I like seeing him play tour level qualifiers instead of Challengers as it shows intent. Last year he pretty much only played Challengers.

Indian Wells and Miami are excellent to qualify for because they're pretty much the only events where you are guaranteed not to play a top 32 star in the first round.

Hewitt2010
03-10-2010, 10:39 AM
He is playing amazing tennis at the moment, yes as you said all he needs is a main draw win to boost his confidence. But in the main draw singles there is a maybe one or two q vs q matches first round if he was to get one of them it would be great because it is a good chance to win also most likely the qualifier will still be better ranked then Nick.

It was pretty disapionting to see Carsten Ball knocked out first round of the qualies, espically against a player ranked outside the top 200, but that was the case with the Lindahl Kendrick senario too.

I think Nick will have a great year, hopefully he can crack the top maybe 140 or 130 before Roland Garros, and maybe even could see him real close to the top 100 at the end of the year. I reckon he and Bernard have a good rival going on maybe not against each other but trying to show how actually good they are, Nick was unlucky to lose at Burnie to Bernard but that time Tomic just snuck over the line but at the AO Wild Card Play Off's Lindahl was lucky enough to win.

For me i think since Klein has come back from suspension thats been when Lindahl has just started to pick up his game, also Klein had such high hopes of a great come back. He has a few points to defend still even though he only played half of the year.

It will be intresting to watch how Lindahl and Tomic compare this year, i think both of them will play most or all of the Grand Slams, i think Lindahl, Guccione or Ball will get the RG WC, but Tomic has to get the Us Open WC anyone would think but it might depend on form coming into them all so don't want to say to much but this is already looking great for Australia, Tomic once again made the second round at AO, Lindahl qualified at Brisbane and Delray Beach, he also got WC's into Sydney and AO. Ball showing good signs in Oz, also in North America, but maybe not so great at the qualifying level this year yet losing to Millot and Harrison. Plus Luczak made his first quarter final in a while in sydney beat a top 20 player. Also played a quarter final in Chile.

Alright good luck to Lindahl against Mello the giant Brazilian.

jmf07
03-10-2010, 01:06 PM
I don't think Mello is a giant. He isn't even six feet. Good luck to Nick. Mello could be another tough match.

Hewitt2010
03-10-2010, 08:34 PM
Oh sorry i must have been thinking about another Brazilian, but Lindahl lost in a tight three set match to Mello 2-6 6-4 4-6. But its still ok hopefully he can qualify at Miami.

Hewitt2010
03-24-2010, 11:52 PM
Nick is in Canada at the moment, he is through to the QF's. So great work, with his draw that he has got now he should be able to make the final reall without any trouble. Can't wait to see his results in the rest of the Grand Slams, espically at Wimbledon, it would be great for him to play in the main draw there.

Also it would be great to see an all aussie final in Canada between Matosevic vs Lindahl. Good Luck next round.

Matchu
03-25-2010, 06:30 AM
Nick is in Canada at the moment, he is through to the QF's. So great work, with his draw that he has got now he should be able to make the final reall without any trouble. Can't wait to see his results in the rest of the Grand Slams, espically at Wimbledon, it would be great for him to play in the main draw there.

Also it would be great to see an all aussie final in Canada between Matosevic vs Lindahl. Good Luck next round.

Just because all the seeded players have been knocked out in his half doesn't mean he is going to have an easy route to the final. I'd be suprised if he didn't reach the semis though. Would be great if he made the final here because he would then jump into the top 200 for the first time in his career and will cement a spot on the challenger tour this year.

Come on Nick, two more matches and you won't have to worry about making ranking cuts for tournaments so much. Matosevic's road to the final looks much more difficult.

Hewitt09
03-25-2010, 10:59 AM
Well, i think Lindahl will win this tournament, just because of recent results. Also wouldn't be surprised if Matosevic was able to beat Lester Cook, good luck to them.

n8
03-27-2010, 10:42 AM
Lindahl lost to local wild card Chvojka 6-3 6-4.

Matchu
03-27-2010, 02:47 PM
A quarterfinal showing a fairly solid given his ranking, I'd really like to see him fire in a few of these up coming US challengers so he can get that ranking inside the top 200.

Pretty funny how there are like 6 aussies guys ranked all around the same area and they have a good week each and the others dont do very well the week that one does.

Matchu
04-05-2010, 02:05 AM
Nick has moved to a career high ranking of 210, he has also posted two straight set qualifying wins at ATP Houston on clay. Faces Devvarman tommorow for a place in the main draw. If he can qualify this will be his 5th ATP main draw this year, problem is around this time last year he won quite a few matches and they were all in consecutive weeks. So Nick is going to have to have a few big weeks or consecutively make quarterfinals, either way I think by Roland Garros he'll definetly be in top 200.

With Nick having results like these and Bernard getting knocked out first rounds in Italy I think Nick is really putting his hand up for the RG wildcard. I'd probably prefer Lindahl to play RG than Bernard at the moment.

Audacity
04-05-2010, 09:42 AM
There is no way that Tomic can win a match at Roland Garros. I really hope TA can use their brains and choose someone else.

n8
04-05-2010, 12:25 PM
There is no way that Tomic can win a match at Roland Garros. I really hope TA can use their brains and choose someone else.

Unless he draws Rajeev Ram (who has never won a tour level match on clay and is 3-6 when including Challengers and Futures), I've got to agree with you.

Hewitt =Legend
04-06-2010, 12:01 AM
Well Nick has qualified for another ATP main draw in Houstan, beating Devvarman 6-2, 7-6(3). He has drawn Malisse in the 1st round who he beat in straights earlier in the year in Brisbane qualies so not a bad opening match for him, hope he can play a good match.

Audacity
04-06-2010, 01:07 AM
Good work, and good luck Nick!

Matchu
04-06-2010, 01:40 AM
Probably the best person he could have hoped to draw considering he beat him in straights earlier this year. Xavier Malisse is no push over though, I think he would be more suited to clay than Nick as well so it should be a very interesting match.

If Nick can beat Malisse he would play Isner in the second round which I think would be very interesting because I personally feel Nick has the game to beat Isner. Good Luck Nick hopefully you can have a good Euro clay season, even though he'll be in USA most of the time.

Hewitt =Legend
04-07-2010, 12:45 AM
Nick went down to Malisse 6-3 7-5.

He had his chances with 8 break points but he only converted 1 while Malisse broke 3/4. Gotta take those opportunities when you get them at this level.

n8
04-08-2010, 11:10 AM
Nick went down to Malisse 6-3 7-5.

He had his chances with 8 break points but he only converted 1 while Malisse broke 3/4. Gotta take those opportunities when you get them at this level.

That's a real shame. Malisse was a pretty good draw for Lindahl too. He's 0-5 at tour level this year now.

Hewitt =Legend
04-14-2010, 01:16 AM
Defeated Kevin Kim in the 1st round of Louisiana 7-6(4) 6-3 and goes on to play Aussie Joe in the 2nd round.

May the best man win.

Matchu
04-15-2010, 10:04 AM
Nick got up over Joe in straight sets. Ryan Sweeting up next for a place in the semis, Lindahl looks to be continuing his form from the start of the year which is great. After another 2 or 3 week in US Nick is going to head to Israel which obviously means he is going over to play both RG and Wimbly qualies.

He is continually beating his old career high ranking and it is going to coninue after this week, I wouldn't be suprised if he was ranked about 150 by about the end of Wimbledon. Remember guys he is still very young, only 21.

jmf07
04-17-2010, 12:42 AM
Lindahl lost in straights. Sweeting can be a very good player when his game is switched on so it's probably not that bad of a loss.

jmf07
04-18-2010, 01:45 AM
Marinko's injury has enabled Nick to scrape into the maindraw of the Tallahassee Challenger where he will play Kevin Kim again. Hopefully he can produce a repeat of his performance this week and back to back wins over a former top 100 player would be great.

jmf07
04-20-2010, 04:23 PM
Gets another win over Kim with a 63 36 76(4) scoreline. Next up is Kendrick or Gooch. Keep it going Nick.

jmf07
04-22-2010, 01:14 AM
:bounce: Nick beat Kendrick 64 76. He has now won the last five Tiebreaks he has played in. Next up is Dabul.

Audacity
04-22-2010, 05:57 AM
Clutch.. Good work Nick.

jmf07
04-23-2010, 05:37 AM
Nick lost to Dabul 6-7 6-4 5-7. Did well to hang in there and saved 5 MP before finally losing.

james82
04-24-2010, 01:58 PM
nice effort there by Lindahl,hes gonna have a big future
lets hope by this time next year hes in the top 100

Audacity
04-24-2010, 02:34 PM
He's beaten some quality players of late and just narrowly lost to ex-top 100 player Dabul. His future is looking bright if he stays injury free.

Hewitt2010
04-25-2010, 03:39 AM
He has played some great matches lately. Would of been great if he got over the line against Dabul but just fell short. Good Luck to him where ever he plays next.

jmf07
04-25-2010, 04:13 PM
He has played some great matches lately. Would of been great if he got over the line against Dabul but just fell short. Good Luck to him where ever he plays next.

Welcome back :)

james82
05-02-2010, 06:22 AM
he has a tough draw this week in Israel,if he makes it out of the 1st round he will have to take on sela who is the top ranked player in this tourney

Hewitt2010
05-04-2010, 01:11 PM
I got up the live scoring for the Israel Challenger and only saw the one match on so i thought Lindahl, Matosevic must have been on later then i came back an hour later and there was the match between Lindahl and Amritaj there the score said 6-3 6-1, Lindahl won. He hit 14 aces and no doubles faults watch out Sela here comes Nick.

Audacity
05-05-2010, 06:10 AM
Nice one. Sela is beatable if Nick is on his game.

jmf07
05-05-2010, 09:17 AM
Sela vs Nick would be a nice match to watch. Hopefully Nick doesn't get involved in to many rallies on the backhand side. Sela is coming into this tournament with a win in Rhodes and will lift with the tournament being in Israel but Nick could definitely spring a surprise.

jmf07
05-06-2010, 03:25 AM
Nick lost 75 63. Competitive first set and then his first serve really let him down in the second set (only won 5 of 16 when first serve went in during the second set).

makannmi17
05-06-2010, 03:44 AM
What's his next tournament? Does anybody know?

jmf07
05-06-2010, 05:19 AM
10-16 May - Zagreb 50k Challenger (Croatia, Red Clay)
17-23 May - French Open Qualies
24-30 May - French Open Main draw or Carson 50k Challenger (USA, Hard)

Rae777
05-06-2010, 05:20 AM
What's his next tournament? Does anybody know?

Zagreb, Croatia next week

jmf07
05-11-2010, 10:16 AM
Nick is having an interesting match against Haider-Maurer. Lost the first set 6-1 but then came back and dished out a bagel to Haider-Maurer but is down 2-0 in the third.

jmf07
05-11-2010, 10:25 AM
Haider Maurer leading *3-2.

Hewitt2010
05-11-2010, 10:27 AM
Can't believe his not winning, dissapointing espically i thought he was a huge chance for the Aus wildcard at the french. Hope he can win from here still good luck but still down a break.

jmf07
05-11-2010, 10:38 AM
After blowing multiple Break Points Nick loses the game and is 4-2*.

Haider-Maurer was the favourite with the Bookies. Nick has put in a decent performance after a sluggish start (perhaps taking time to adjust to the clay) and has fought well.

jmf07
05-11-2010, 10:43 AM
Damn Nick loses his serve after having a chance to serve it out and Haider Maurer is now leading *5-2.

jmf07
05-11-2010, 11:02 AM
Nick lost. Had his opportunities early in the third to make it a close match. Hopefully he can get as much as possible from this week on the clay before RG Qualies.

jmf07
05-18-2010, 04:50 AM
MARTIN, Alberto ESP [16] v KAMKE, Tobias GER
LAMMER, Michael SUI v LINDAHL, Nick AUS
ALUND, Martin ARG v BOGOMOLOV JR., Alex USA
ARNABOLDI, Andrea ITA v LEVY, Harel ISR [21]

Nick has a winnable match against Lammer. Hopefully he has put the time since losing in Zagreb to good use because this isn't too bad of a section. If he can get past Lammer he would either face Martin or Kamke in the second round. Martin has forged out a decent career but this year he hasn't been in great form until Estoril where he made it to the Quarters before retiring (stomach illness) against Garcia -Lopez when behind 60 20. He did beat Del Bonis along the way but the rest of his draw was pretty weak.

ozfan44
05-18-2010, 05:35 AM
MARTIN, Alberto ESP [16] v KAMKE, Tobias GER
LAMMER, Michael SUI v LINDAHL, Nick AUS
ALUND, Martin ARG v BOGOMOLOV JR., Alex USA
ARNABOLDI, Andrea ITA v LEVY, Harel ISR [21]

Nick has a winnable match against Lammer. Hopefully he has put the time since losing in Zagreb to good use because this isn't too bad of a section. If he can get past Lammer he would either face Martin or Kamke in the second round. Martin has forged out a decent career but this year he hasn't been in great form until Estoril where he made it to the Quarters before retiring (stomach illness) against Garcia -Lopez when behind 60 20. He did beat Del Bonis along the way but the rest of his draw was pretty weak.

Agreed....Nick has a decent shot at doing some damage here!

Hewitt2010
05-18-2010, 05:43 AM
Nick is most probably the biggest chance to qualify out of all the Australian's, so good luck to him.

Audacity
05-18-2010, 06:09 AM
Good luck Nick.

jmf07
05-18-2010, 12:57 PM
Nick lost to Lammer. Disappointing.

Hewitt2010
05-18-2010, 01:55 PM
Very espically in straight sets 6-2 7-5 hope he will do better at Wimbledon, that just wasn't good enough, at the moment Australia has only got one winner, so hopefully Ebden can win.

Matchu
07-20-2010, 01:40 AM
Nick has qualified in Atlanta and will play his 6th ATP main draw this season. He has drawn Robby Ginepri round one, if he makes it passed Ginepri he would face 6th seed Mardy Fish.

Ginepri has not been playing very well lately, he hasn't won a hardcourt match since April so perhaps Nick has a chance. Last time they played was back in 2007 in Adelaide where Ginepri won in straights but Nick is a completely different player now to what he was back then, Nick was only 18 back then.

Good luck Nick, good chance to get his first ATP main draw win this year here.

Matchu
07-20-2010, 04:25 AM
Atlanta Round 1

Nick Lindahl v Robby Ginepri

Head to head - Ginepri leads 1-0
Ranking - 244 (Lindahl) 75 (Ginepri)
Height - 6'0 (Lindahl) 6'0 (Ginepri)
Latest meeting - Ginepri d. Lindahl 6-2 6-4 (Adelaide Q ATP 2007)
Last 5 matches - WWLWL (Lindahl) LLWLW (Ginepri)

aussie_fan
07-20-2010, 01:27 PM
Will be a stream tomorrow at 6am, hope he does well.

RustyOz
07-20-2010, 10:46 PM
Nick went down in straight sets to Ginepri. Good effort in qualifying.

RustyOz
07-25-2010, 10:41 PM
Nick into final round of qualifying in LA. Looking good to qualify for yet another ATP tour event. Keep plugging away Nick, it's going to happen for you.

RustyOz
08-06-2010, 03:03 AM
Nick v Taylor Dent, 2nd round in Vancouver, on court now. Dent up 3-0. Lets go Nick

Audacity
08-07-2010, 07:29 AM
I'm guessing Nick lost?

RustyOz
08-08-2010, 10:53 PM
Yeah, Nick got Dent-ed.

RustyOz
08-24-2010, 11:02 PM
Nick not able to fire up in the US qualies, losing in two sets to the No. 10 seed, Portuguese player Rui Machado, 2 & 4

Matchu
09-23-2010, 07:46 AM
So it would seem that Nick is going to continue to compete in the Australian future events for the rest of the year after his stint in Asia but there is a possibility he will head to the states after the Korean challenger. His schedule should look something like this for the rest of the year:

27 Sep - ATP Malaysian or Thai open qualies
4 Oct - Australian Future 8 - Port Pirie
11 Oct - Australian Future 9 - Happy Valley
18 Oct - Korean Challenger
25 Oct - break
1 Nov - USA challenger or Australian Future 10 - Kalgoorlie
8 Nov - USA challenger or Australian Future 11 - Esperance
15 Nov - USA challenger or New Zealand Future 1 - Wellington
22 Nov - Japanese Challenger or Australian Future 12 - Traralgon
29 Nov - Australian Future 13 - Bendigo
6 Dec - break
13 Dec - Wildcard Playoff - Melbourne

Hopefully Nick can go deep in a few of these tournaments seeing as he'll be seeded highly in all of the futures.

Audacity
09-23-2010, 10:40 AM
Nick needs to get some results. Good luck for the upcoming futures events.

Daniel.
09-24-2010, 02:41 AM
That is a very full-on schedule, especially considering he SHOULD go deep in those futures. Hope he doesn't get an injury. Potential here to get up in the top 150.

jmf07
10-09-2010, 05:21 AM
Nick is playing the 15k in Port Pirie. As expected he is into the final.

R1: Nick LINDAHL (AUS) (1) defeated Joshua CROWE (AUS) 4-2 Retired
R2: Nick LINDAHL (AUS) (1) defeated Matthew BARTON (AUS) 6-1 6-3
QF: Nick LINDAHL (AUS) (1) defeated Dane PROPOGGIA (AUS) (7) 6-4 7-5
SF: Nick LINDAHL (AUS) (1) defeated Matt REID (AUS) (4) 6-3 6-3
F: Nick LINDAHL (AUS) (1) vs Colin EBELTHITE (AUS) (5)

Audacity
10-09-2010, 08:17 AM
Good work. Hopefully he can get up on Ebelthite.

jmf07
10-14-2010, 03:18 PM
Happy Valley 15k Hard
Rd 1: [1] Nick Lindahl (AUS) d Andrew Thomas (AUS) 6-4 6-4
Rd 2: [1] Nick Lindahl (AUS) d Chris Letcher (AUS) 6-4 6-4

Thanos
11-28-2010, 07:09 AM
i guess this thread should be moved to the swedish forum. he will be representing sweden, according to itf entry list of the future next week held in bendigo.

http://www.itftennis.com/mens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100023071&event=&order=Position

Consigliere
11-28-2010, 10:34 AM
wow

jmf07
11-28-2010, 02:46 PM
Hope it works out well for him and it seems like a wise decision.

n8
11-28-2010, 03:02 PM
i guess this thread should be moved to the swedish forum. he will be representing sweden, according to itf entry list of the future next week held in bendigo.

http://www.itftennis.com/mens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100023071&event=&order=Position

Interesting. He was born in Sweden (see his Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Lindahl)). Good move as far as Davis Cup is concerned as he would be Sweden's second highest ranked player (http://www.atpworldtour.com/Rankings/Singles.aspx?d=22.11.2010&c=SWE&r=0#) (after Soderling).

RustyOz
11-28-2010, 08:34 PM
If Nick's "defection" to Sweden is true, let us hope it is not the start of a trend. There are other men with ties to other countries - like Tomic, Matosevic, Ball, Ebden, Jonesie and even Luczak. Quite a cosmopolitan bunch the top ten Men in Australia!
Not sure of Millman's parentage, but he, Hewitt and Klein are Aussie, although Klein may have some other heritage?

ace ventura
11-29-2010, 02:33 AM
If Nick's "defection" to Sweden is true, let us hope it is not the start of a trend. There are other men with ties to other countries - like Tomic, Matosevic, Ball, Ebden, Jonesie and even Luczak. Quite a cosmopolitan bunch the top ten Men in Australia!
Not sure of Millman's parentage, but he, Hewitt and Klein are Aussie, although Klein may have some other heritage?

Good luck to Nick in Sweden. He has done alot for Aus Tennis.This is sad but prob the right move for him.
Gee the defection list is growing . Suprise suprise, you would think with the massive player budgets and number of
coaches TA have they would be able to fully support more than " their best ever group " and manage ALL players properly.

But thats not the word going around the past few years, so I guess this is not suprising at all.
It is also interesting how in AUS players get labelled one thing or another, yet talk to coaches overseas about the very same players
and the players they reject here are highly respected overseas, noted to be hard working and have good attitudes.
Wonder what it is in Aus, that they cant manage different players and personalities , as like Margaret Court says,
Champions are different.

In Aus it seems to go that if one coach doesn't like a player then they all jump on board and there starts the demise.
Funny I hear quite a few players wishing they had other heritage as so many have been dropped since youth policy and
just want a fair go. I dont think these sweeping reforms , and zero tolerance attitudes help anyone. Thats not the " Aussie Way " if you ask me !!
I guess thats just how scary tennis or should I say , the TENNIS BUSINESS in AUS has become now, here they are wanting to build a stronger player base, yet they dropped so many as they where ready to make the transition to mens, you wonder in such a small country how can that make any sense ?
OH WELL,
Aus Loss , Sweden Gain.
Players like Nick do not come along everyday.

jmf07
11-29-2010, 03:55 AM
To be fair on Tennis Australia don't forget they have managed to get Ball and Berman and retain most of the Australian players even though alot of them are eligible to play for another country. I'm not too sure on the womens side but I'd imagine they are ahead in terms of players gained and lost. Australia has now lost Lindahl, Gregory and Barker (any others from this year?) but overall it isn't too bad and they just have to hope like RustyOz says that Lindahl's defection doesn't start a trend because there are a couple of players who to be honest would probably be better off representing other countries given their age.

ace ventura
11-29-2010, 04:30 AM
I totally agree with you, given age others would be better off at other countries,
TA have made it very clear they are interested in juniors.

As for Berman, they have him in AIS I believe , but dont have him yet as he is still under USA on ITF . so results count as such.

scotthongkong
11-29-2010, 11:57 AM
Good luck to him and Sweden.

Daniel.
11-30-2010, 12:11 AM
I can't believe its now official.
I really hope this is a contract and he will be back after 2-4 years otherwise I couldn't care less what happens to him for the remainder of his future.
Backstabbing scum.

jmf07
11-30-2010, 06:59 AM
I can't believe its now official.
I really hope this is a contract and he will be back after 2-4 years otherwise I couldn't care less what happens to him for the remainder of his future.
Backstabbing scum.

He is not backstabbing scum. Tennis Australia have made it clear they are focusing on other players and he is not an important part of their plans to restore Australian Tennis. Sweden approached him and he didn't approach them. It's a huge opportunity for him. He is only trying to make the most out of his tennis career. He could potentially play Davis Cup as number 2 behind Soderling with a very good doubles team if he can prove himself worthy enough and hold off the younger players for the time being. He will probably receive much more assistance than he is currently receiving both financially and advice wise with the number of former great Swedish players who are now becoming more actively involved with the sport in Sweden. The current position of playing for Australia with little support was not beneficial for his career. Sure it may be annoying that he received taxpayer funded support at the start of his career but that was Tennis Australia's original investment and it was their choice not to follow through with it and continue supporting Nick. They didn't see a future/weren't willing to give enough support for Nick and Sweden is so it is only right he is allowed to represent them as long as he feels comfortable enough doing so. Nick has no one to answer to and Tennis Australia have no reason to be kicking up a stink about it and if they do well one has to wonder if they value the player so much why didn't they give him the assistance.

The real backstabbing scum are the athletes who reached the top tour/league in their sport after being supported by Australian taxpayers and then turn their back on the country and choose to represent another country like a Joe Simunic in Soccer because their national team is better. But thankfully in the end it came back to bite him on the ass.

ace ventura
11-30-2010, 08:10 AM
JM is totally right, Lindahl is no backstabber.
WHo cares what anyone in AUs thinks now Sweden is grateful for him, like one swede wrote about him " and he is only 22 " !!
That is right he is in the right place to go well ahead with the right support.
One person wrote on this thread that TA have done ok only loosing Lindahl, Barker and Gregory, but the list is way longer than that when you look at the players who's only other choice was to give up pr go straight to college even though they may have been talented enough, young enough and wanted to have give it a crack.
TA , led many of these older players along promising all sorts of things telling some they were next on the AIS lise, then BANG overnight the youth policy came in ( Although I think TA new this already ) but sadly it left many players with no where to go from that there.
These were players who had trusted TA, who had supported them and their programs only to find out they were on a dead end road.
I am happy Lindahl has been smart enough to make his own road, cause clearly TA have their own agenda and so not care who they keep or loose, such is their arrogance.

Tenys4r
11-30-2010, 05:55 PM
Daniel - you have no idea. Good luck to Lindahl. Why would he stay with TA? He has already been told that he will not be getting into the AO Playoff along with a few other players. This will suit TA as no doubt the agenda is to bring as many young players into the playoff. Here is career is dead. TA have ensured that. Woodbridge didn't want him to play it last year either. He has been labelled a bad egg and he doesn't bow down to them. Good luck to him. He is still young and got plenty to prove. We are going to look pretty foolish when he starts to climb the rankings. Well done TA. Another one lost.

ace ventura
11-30-2010, 07:26 PM
In the herald sun today it say Lindahl , kelly and Klein have all been banned from the AO Playoff, it is interesting how TA have all year to discipline players yet it seems each year to be right before these events and the AO, that they decide to throw the book at certain players.
You do have to question who exactly is this to benefit, wouldn't they have wanted the strongest play off possible, or is it too free up more spots for who they like.
I guess this is now an advantage to Tomic who ( Woodbridge is said to be working closely with ) as Lindahl beat him in the final of last years AO Playoff.
I guess now that Woodbridge has come out and said Tomic will be top 50 next year , the pressure is on to back that comment up.

Daniel.
11-30-2010, 07:34 PM
Daniel - you have no idea. Good luck to Lindahl. Why would he stay with TA? He has already been told that he will not be getting into the AO Playoff along with a few other players. This will suit TA as no doubt the agenda is to bring as many young players into the playoff. Here is career is dead. TA have ensured that. Woodbridge didn't want him to play it last year either. He has been labelled a bad egg and he doesn't bow down to them. Good luck to him. He is still young and got plenty to prove. We are going to look pretty foolish when he starts to climb the rankings. Well done TA. Another one lost.

Incorrect, I know exactly whats going on.
I agree its the right move for him. But I'm an Australian tennis fan, when someone turns against Australia I'm gonna disapprove because its one less Aussie for me to support. And I'm gonna complain about it rather than praise it.

ace ventura
11-30-2010, 09:14 PM
TODD WOODBRIDGE , an excerpt from his book.

A SHORT FUSE,

"because of my short fuse , I could be obnoxious in moments of frustration , unable to accept that an opponent was winning on his own merits."
" It wasnt that I was a bad kid, just that I badly wanted to win"
"The worst thing you can do as a promising junior is to read about yourself and worse still BELIVE ALL YOU READ "
" I got really mad with myself when I was off form and often abused my raquet or the net"
"The Raquet would become so mishappen it was virtually unusable"
"With my explosive tendencies and frequent "cussing" I was bitterly disappointed by my own behaviour, it would worry me from time to time for most of my career"

What a shame Todd Woodbridge can not use his own position and experience to help similar players, rather than adopt the NO TOLERANCE , attitude.
It is a shame there can not be a more humane way to treat good players rather than . banning them to play, publicly humiliating them in newspaper articles,
or by withdrawing w/cs etc.

Did that happen to Todd ? Or did was his behaviour overlooked. ?

Surely "no tolerance ", nor labeling players as " bad," should not be an option, and by those with some common sense can be only seen as adding fuel to the fire.



"

Tenys4r
11-30-2010, 09:26 PM
I totally agree Daniel how disappointing it is. But he is not backstabbing scum. We should be looking at what would make a player that lives in Australia feel he has to make that move. We wont be supporting him if he stays here - he is not wanted. At least he may achieve his dreams by making the move - it is a damn shame we won't be able to support him - i totally agree I would love to be supporting him as an Aussie player.

Tenys4r
11-30-2010, 09:29 PM
TODD WOODBRIDGE , an excerpt from his book.

A SHORT FUSE,

"because of my short fuse , I could be obnoxious in moments of frustration , unable to accept that an opponent was winning on his own merits."
" It wasnt that I was a bad kid, just that I badly wanted to win"
"The worst thing you can do as a promising junior is to read about yourself and worse still BELIVE ALL YOU READ "
" I got really mad with myself when I was off form and often abused my raquet or the net"
"The Raquet would become so mishappen it was virtually unusable"
"With my explosive tendencies and frequent "cussing" I was bitterly disappointed by my own behaviour, it would worry me from time to time for most of my career"

What a shame Todd Woodbridge can not use his own position and experience to help similar players, rather than adopt the NO TOLERANCE , attitude.
It is a shame there can not be a more humane way to treat good players rather than . banning them to play, publicly humiliating them in newspaper articles,
or by withdrawing w/cs etc.

Did that happen to Todd ? Or did was his behaviour overlooked. ?

Surely "no tolerance ", nor labeling players as " bad," should not be an option, and by those with some common sense can be only seen as adding fuel to the fire.



"



So so funny - and so so so true! Actually it isn't funny - he has obviously forgotten all this. I will have to grab that book and read it. Maybe Todd should read back over it as well. lol

ace ventura
11-30-2010, 11:00 PM
I totally agree Daniel how disappointing it is. But he is not backstabbing scum. We should be looking at what would make a player that lives in Australia feel he has to make that move. We wont be supporting him if he stays here - he is not wanted. At least he may achieve his dreams by making the move - it is a damn shame we won't be able to support him - i totally agree I would love to be supporting him as an Aussie player.

I Agree,
lets hope another player does not have to make the sacrifice of leaving a country I am sure he loves just to continue with tennis.
You can only hope TA look into what led to all of this and be sure it never happens again.

ace ventura
12-01-2010, 05:48 AM
What is also very worrying is that not only is there a youth policy, but TA's own behaviour policy,

I can now see why so many kids are attracted to footy codes, it has room for the good and bad boys, crickets the same, soccer has its red cards red cards,
plenty of golfers have had their problems, as so every sport..

I mean we are talking about humans here . with warts and all , frailties and individual personalities.

Sport after all is entertainment, it is theatre, I certainly found tennis way more interesting in the days of Safin, McEnroe, Conners, Goran, and the many more you could list, if those players want to behave like that then so be it, it is their choice how they behave after all.
Those players actually had a massive fan base.
Some of us actually found it funny to watch a good dummy spit, its part of the pressure game , thats it.

But to stop our own players from playing certain events, or by making it so unbearable by labeling them constantly till they feel they have to leave the country really makes the sport itself and those running it the looser.

It is unpredictability of the human being that is as exciting as the sport itself.

If you ask me TA has gone mad with over policing and its policy's.

You now need to be a certain age , with results by a certain stage, go to the coach they want you to have, and all behave the same way, to get any help from TA.

wow....... it is really scary stuff they are putting in place. You have to wonder what they will come up with next. To unearth the next big thing at 14.

Audacity
12-01-2010, 06:54 AM
It's unfortunate for Australian tennis fans that it has to come to this, but it will only be for the better. I say good luck to him - I think he has a bright future.

ace ventura
12-01-2010, 07:59 AM
I just really hope Lindahl finds peace within Sweden and that they can send clear messages on what they expect from the start,
that is important to any player, and thats where TA seem so fail in player management so far.

There is rules for one, and rules for another, things are let go and then bang, it happens again and again
Especially when one is a great junior, and the expectations are so great.
This is why you have to worry every time TA say they have found the next big thing.

Audacity
12-01-2010, 02:27 PM
I just really hope Lindahl finds peace within Sweden and that they can send clear messages on what they expect from the start,
that is important to any player, and thats where TA seem so fail in player management so far.

There is rules for one, and rules for another, things are let go and then bang, it happens again and again
Especially when one is a great junior, and the expectations are so great.
This is why you have to worry every time TA say they have found the next big thing.

What exactly did Nick do wrong? He seems to just go about his business and tries to improve as a player. Why was he rejected by TA at such an early stage of his developement?

ace ventura
12-01-2010, 06:22 PM
GOOD QUESTION AUDACITY

Who knows why TA reject SO SO SO MANY players in the development stage, all I know is there's little good news about Men in the Aus game these days.

TA are player management and they are the ones with the big bucks so they can choose to do what they like with players and criteria's.

You could only say that TA reap what they sew.

RustyOz
02-27-2011, 08:23 AM
Any news on Lindahl? Not playing any tournaments this week? Giving it away? or injured? or training?

Chris.
02-27-2011, 08:53 AM
Any news on Lindahl? Not playing any tournaments this week? Giving it away? or injured? or training?

Who cares shouldnt be in the Australian player forums.

jmf07
02-27-2011, 02:18 PM
Any news on Lindahl? Not playing any tournaments this week? Giving it away? or injured? or training?

Cristalmeister posted an interview in the other thread from Nick in the Davis Cup pre camp for Sweden but Nick's been battling a few injures and has been sick. The Swedes have gone with Toad and Pim Pim as their singles players but I'm guessing it's still a great experience for Nick despite how cold it has been.

scotthongkong
03-03-2011, 10:59 AM
Who cares shouldnt be in the Australian player forums.

I agree. Move him to Sweden. He does not want us so let him go. Good luck.

Matchu
07-04-2011, 03:46 AM
Just looking over the Aussie rankings and Nick is back with the AUS next to his name! I guess he is back, good move in my opinion.

Chris.
07-04-2011, 08:33 AM
Just looking over the Aussie rankings and Nick is back with the AUS next to his name! I guess he is back, good move in my opinion.

What? Really? He hasnt beenn playing much has he been injured.

Ausie
07-04-2011, 09:02 AM
:lol:

Dund
07-04-2011, 12:03 PM
What is also very worrying is that not only is there a youth policy, but TA's own behaviour policy,

I can now see why so many kids are attracted to footy codes, it has room for the good and bad boys, crickets the same, soccer has its red cards red cards,
plenty of golfers have had their problems, as so every sport..

I mean we are talking about humans here . with warts and all , frailties and individual personalities.

Sport after all is entertainment, it is theatre, I certainly found tennis way more interesting in the days of Safin, McEnroe, Conners, Goran, and the many more you could list, if those players want to behave like that then so be it, it is their choice how they behave after all.
Those players actually had a massive fan base.
Some of us actually found it funny to watch a good dummy spit, its part of the pressure game , thats it.

But to stop our own players from playing certain events, or by making it so unbearable by labeling them constantly till they feel they have to leave the country really makes the sport itself and those running it the looser.

It is unpredictability of the human being that is as exciting as the sport itself.

If you ask me TA has gone mad with over policing and its policy's.

You now need to be a certain age , with results by a certain stage, go to the coach they want you to have, and all behave the same way, to get any help from TA.

wow....... it is really scary stuff they are putting in place. You have to wonder what they will come up with next. To unearth the next big thing at 14.
I don't think the behaviour is particularly relevant at all. Tomic has not been a model professional in his junior career, yet had plenty of support.

It's got nothing to do with behaviour, it's got to do with whether you are good enough. Lindahl is potentially a top 100 player, but probably not too much more. Tomic is a potential grand slam winner. Of course the resources should be going more heavily into Tomic.

In order to produce grand slam contending players, you need to pour as much resources as you can into a player as early in their career as you can. For example I'd rather TA pour most of their resources into a super promising 15-16 year old, than split it more evenly between that player and reasonably talented 19-20 year old. You will probably end up with two pretty good top 100 level players, rather than having one a top 10 level player and one maybe dropping off the radar. It's unfortunate, but the latter is preferable IMO.