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16 yr old Filip Krajinovic (q) beats Robert Kendrick in Knoxville 5-7 6-4 6-3

Radalek
11-18-2008, 10:22 PM
It's only a challenger but it's a great win over in form top 100 player, biggest in his career so far.Kendrick won two and played one challenger final recently.

Krajinovic his practicing at Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and he recently said that he reminds him of young Agassi.
"One of the brighter prospects in Serbia's upcoming generation is another kid who left home to develop, again with us at the academy, and that's a 16-year-old boy called Filip Krajinovic, who I advise you to keep an eye on. He's going to be a hell of a player: impeccable groundstrokes, hits the ball hard and early, with little spin. He's got a two-handed backhand, moves well. He reminds me in a lot of ways of Andre Agassi, except Andre was not so comfortable at the net."

It's an end of the year and I hope MTF won't be too hard on me for pointing at one bright prospect :wavey: .

Caio_Brasil
11-18-2008, 10:26 PM
Great stuff :yeah:

NinaNina19
11-18-2008, 10:28 PM
:)

finishingmove
11-18-2008, 10:32 PM
from a set down :worship:

oranges
11-18-2008, 10:37 PM
I checked the ATP site and it says he played only a few futures and one challenger so far. Nice win so early in the career :yeah: I hope they'll nourish that feel at the net at NBTA for a change ;)

cocrcici
11-18-2008, 10:50 PM
from a set down :worship:


Little Faker :D

Smoke944
11-18-2008, 11:44 PM
He's really good.

fast_clay
11-19-2008, 12:29 AM
I checked the ATP site and it says he played only a few futures and one challenger so far. Nice win so early in the career :yeah: I hope they'll nourish that feel at the net at NBTA for a change ;)

i agree... bolletieri academy methods work... but the results are not easy on the eye at all... grind a sure fire way to the top, without any real interest in nuturing the creativity needed to be truly great... though, coaching methods right the way round the world copied this style to a certain extent... one dimensional slugfest lovers only... and, look what it did to the wta... but who cares, cos it affected the men's game much less... i hear they have installed clay courts and revised the way they bring on players with respect to the game...

all that said, good win here by this kid... kendrick is a pretty sound gateway to the top 100 in all fairness...

El Legenda
11-19-2008, 01:04 AM
he sucks.

cocrcici
11-19-2008, 01:09 AM
he sucks.

:lol:

NinaNina19
11-19-2008, 01:10 AM
he sucks.

How can you hate all Serbian people but then like Ivanovic?

finishingmove
11-19-2008, 01:36 AM
he sucks.

cDpCWhOQCFs

fast_clay
11-19-2008, 01:42 AM
he sucks.

he does...?


i felt obama supporters were going to be 'the way'...

i had all hope for the change america needed...

'somehow, i don't think its gonna be any different Jerry...'
George Castanza

scarecrows
11-19-2008, 04:58 AM
he's really good this guy

savesthedizzle
11-19-2008, 05:10 AM
Thrilled to see this result for Filip :yeah:

TMJordan
11-19-2008, 05:58 AM
Real deal thats forsure.

If you can beat Robert Kendrick you are the man.

Time Violation
11-19-2008, 06:58 AM
Kendrick ousted in first round
Teen qualified for Challenger

By Dave Link
Originally published 12:03 a.m., November 19, 2008


Robert Kendrick was one-and-done Tuesday afternoon as defending champion of the $50,000 Knoxville Challenger tennis tournament.

Kendrick, seeded third and ranked No. 84 in the world, lost to 16-year-old Filip Krajinovic 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 of Serbia in the first round at the University of Tennessee's Goodfriend Tennis Center.

Krajinovic, who lives and trains at the Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla., won three qualifying matches over the weekend to reach the main draw.

"I've never played him before and quite frankly wasn't even going to play (the Knoxville Challenger)," Kendrick said.

Kendrick said he decided to play Monday and made the trip from Champaign, Ill., where he played last week's Challenger event and lost in the second round to Taylor Dent.

Asked why he almost withdrew from Knoxville, Kendrick said, "Body's beat up, a long year."

Krajinovic, ranked No. 901, will make a big jump after his biggest pro victory.

"He's top 100 in the world," Krajinovic said. "It's something I'm very proud of. I hope I'm going to keep winning."

Krajinovic had a small-but-vocal group cheering for him during the match against Kendrick.

"They are some students from Serbia in school here (at UT), so they come to watch," Krajinovic said. "I want to say thanks to them."

:D

SwedSerbia
11-19-2008, 08:32 AM
I´m soo glad for him! Cant find the words :worship:

CooCooCachoo
11-19-2008, 09:51 AM
I checked the ATP site and it says he played only a few futures and one challenger so far. Nice win so early in the career :yeah: I hope they'll nourish that feel at the net at NBTA for a change ;)

He has played qualies of quite a few Challengers though. His results have been up and down, which is logical for his age.

Nonetheless, this is a really amazing win. Kendrick is very dangerous in these US Challengers on hardcourts, as it is his best surface. Moreover, he was on a very good run.

Krajinovic will definitely be one to watch for the next few years. I guess his goal will be to get direct entry to most Challengers in the next year.

zerocool_
11-19-2008, 10:33 AM
Good job Filip, good luck in future :)

q.j.
11-19-2008, 11:46 AM
he seems to be quite a cutie
maybe going for Feliciana 2.0 look when he gets older

i've noticed him at USO were he lost in the semis i think, still Bollettieri has been quite vocal about him for some time now, and this win shows there's a reason for that. Hopefully in two year or so he, along with Grigor Dimitrov, will beat the shit out of Crybaby faker, Mandy, Piggy, Clownga and Nijinsky :devil:

Sunset of Age
11-19-2008, 11:48 AM
he seems to be quite a cutie

:hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

maybe going for Feliciana 2.0 look when he gets older

Hopefully not. :(

i've noticed him at USO were he lost in the semis i think, still Bollettieri has been quite vocal about him for some time now, and this win shows there's a reason for that. Hopefully in two year or so he, along with Grigor Dimitrov, will beat the shit out of Crybaby faker, Mandy, Piggy, Clownga and Nijinsky :devil:

:lol: - but all the best to the young fellow, hope his talent will come to full bloom!

q.j.
11-19-2008, 11:57 AM
Hopefully not. :(




'was kidding a little bit he's too young, he'll be Brad Pitt-ish or a more masculine but gorgeous version of Lalo, with a hopefully 1000# better carrier.

Marc23
11-19-2008, 12:11 PM
bravo filipe

Radalek
11-20-2008, 09:18 PM
He's in semis now.First he won 2nd round against qualifier Brian Battistone 6-2 2-6 6-3 and then in qf he was set down again but overcame Kuznetsov 4-6 6-4 6-4.
Bobby Reynolds awaits in semis now...

savesthedizzle
11-20-2008, 09:22 PM
Keep it up Filip! Reynolds will be tough, but a great week for the kid regardless :)

Jelena_78
11-20-2008, 09:23 PM
He's in semis now.First he won 2nd round against qualifier Brian Battistone 6-2 2-6 6-3 and then in qf he was set down again but overcame Kuznetsov 4-6 6-4 6-4.
Bobby Reynolds awaits in semis now...

Fićo!!! :eek: :D

Ajde!

cocrcici
11-20-2008, 09:41 PM
:cool::eek::cool:

scarecrows
11-20-2008, 09:42 PM
semis in a challenger

didnt expect he'd manage that this year already

Manon
11-20-2008, 09:47 PM
Fine young man. And very talented. I'm amazed by this results, especially with Kendrick, set down in two matches...

oranges
11-20-2008, 09:47 PM
2nd challenger played, coming through qualies and in the semis, the kid means business :D

tennismaster882001
11-20-2008, 10:32 PM
Amazing stuff, future star!

MagicMilan
11-21-2008, 12:17 AM
Bravo Filipe :D
future GOAT :angel:

Caralimon
11-21-2008, 12:19 AM
Bravo Filipe :D
future GOAT :angel:

Another one for the herd

Chiseller
11-21-2008, 02:15 AM
Does anyone know when "My first Challenger" will be published? :lol:

finishingmove
11-21-2008, 02:26 AM
Does anyone know when "My first Challenger" will be published? :lol:

when u win one.

mug

Scotso
11-21-2008, 02:52 AM
Amazing win for Fico! :D Well done.

Radalek
11-21-2008, 08:00 PM
He lost semis.Six matches in 7 days was too much for 16 year old, but it was great tournament for him and points he gained will help him a lot.Good job kid, get some rest and prepare for next year where you will make some noise I hope.

GlennMirnyi
11-21-2008, 08:52 PM
Faker 3?

Marc23
11-21-2008, 10:33 PM
He is just another "Faker",money,money maker :wavey:

Jelena_78
11-21-2008, 10:41 PM
Fićo :hug: Great week!!! :worship:

FedFan_2007
11-21-2008, 10:58 PM
So when does ACC voting begin?

El Legenda
11-22-2008, 01:26 AM
told you this kid sucks..:haha: SF :haha: might as well quit now....jackass.

Steelq
11-22-2008, 01:55 AM
told you this kid sucks..:haha: SF :haha: might as well quit now....jackass.
:retard::retard::retard::retard::retard:

oranges
11-22-2008, 02:26 AM
:retard::retard::retard::retard::retard:

That's part of his ever so amusing ACC campaign

CooCooCachoo
11-22-2008, 08:54 AM
It's a great run for him. It's a definite pity that it was ended due to injury.

Caio_Brasil
11-22-2008, 02:46 PM
Faker 3?

Dude, you are so annoying!!!

GlennMirnyi
11-22-2008, 02:57 PM
Faker 3, I say.

It seems there's a school of faking in Serbia for tennis players. All players from there are fakers. Can't be a coincidence.

Caio_Brasil
11-22-2008, 03:25 PM
It's probably the first time you hear about the kid. He retires in the semi-final, then of course he's a faker.

Stepanek retired twice this season, so I suppose he's a faker either :shrug:

GlennMirnyi
11-22-2008, 06:49 PM
He must be a Faker. Already retiring - just 16.

Caio_Brasil
11-22-2008, 08:29 PM
He must be a Faker. Already retiring - just 16.

Why do you pretend to be dumb? These things you write here are ridiculous and you keep repeating it thinking that it's funny. It's not :shrug: Why don't you do some good discussions about tennis, I'm sure you must have good things to write.

FedFan_2007
11-22-2008, 08:51 PM
I think Nadal's entire career has cracked Glenn's mind. He's been banned before and since Nadal's win at Wimbledon he's gone completely bonkers.

GlennMirnyi
11-22-2008, 09:07 PM
Why do you pretend to be dumb? These things you write here are ridiculous and you keep repeating it thinking that it's funny. It's not :shrug: Why don't you do some good discussions about tennis, I'm sure you must have good things to write.

Of course I have, but it's not like the morons at MTF deserve that I waste energy posting something with more than 2 lines anyway.

I could write a big essay about why this guy must be a faker and why I hate fakers, but I prefer to just call him a faker. I think it's okay for MTF's intelligence level. :)

I think Nadal's entire career has cracked Glenn's mind. He's been banned before and since Nadal's win at Wimbledon he's gone completely bonkers.

I haven't reached your level yet, though. :)

Marc23
11-22-2008, 10:36 PM
Faker 3, I say.

It seems there's a school of faking in Serbia for tennis players. All players from there are fakers. Can't be a coincidence.

That's why most of the "fakers" are so hi on the atp/wta lists :worship: ...because of their retirements...???

schorsch
11-23-2008, 02:36 AM
Of course I have, but it's not like the morons at MTF deserve that I waste energy posting something with more than 2 lines anyway.

I could write a big essay about why this guy must be a faker and why I hate fakers, but I prefer to just call him a faker. I think it's okay for MTF's intelligence level. :)



I haven't reached your level yet, though. :)

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooook...

so thats why you bought membership here ? to be around the low mtf intelligence level. smart move :D:D:D:D:D

Marc23
11-23-2008, 06:20 AM
Of course I have, but it's not like the morons at MTF deserve that I waste energy posting something with more than 2 lines anyway.

I could write a big essay about why this guy must be a faker and why I hate fakers, but I prefer to just call him a faker. I think it's okay for MTF's intelligence level. :)



I haven't reached your level yet, though. :)

Sometimes people try to make their ideal atp order...when the reality prove them wrong they post posts like this in order to get their frutration out because of their failed wishes...