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Indy R1: Rajeev Ram d. Devin Britton 6-3 7-5

Caio_Brasil
07-19-2009, 07:31 PM
6th straight win for the recent Newport champion and great effort from the American junior.

I suppose the guy is a good player judging by his Slam results in the last two years. Can anyone who have ssen him playing give some thoughts about his game?

He saved 9 of the 12 break points he faced which is also an interesting number.

dam0dred
07-19-2009, 07:49 PM
Never seen him play but I read somewhere that agents were fighting to sign Britton at Wimbledon.

I wouldn't be surprised if he was the next Donald Young - handed a bunch of wildcards by overeager tournament directors before he is ready resulting in a string of losses that will destroy his confidence and mess up the progress he's making,

Panic23
07-19-2009, 08:58 PM
Didn't Britton win the NCAA championships as a freshman?

SHB
07-19-2009, 09:04 PM
Never seen him play but I read somewhere that agents were fighting to sign Britton at Wimbledon.

I wouldn't be surprised if he was the next Donald Young - handed a bunch of wildcards by overeager tournament directors before he is ready resulting in a string of losses that will destroy his confidence and mess up the progress he's making,

Young started getting wild cards at 14. Britton is 18. There is a huge difference. They're also vastly different players.

SHB
07-19-2009, 09:05 PM
Didn't Britton win the NCAA championships as a freshman?

Yes.

Panic23
07-19-2009, 09:22 PM
Young started getting wild cards at 14. Britton is 18. There is a huge difference. They're also vastly different players.

That is a huge difference, 4 years of physical and mental maturity.

Yes.

Thanks. My memory is still pretty good. :)

SHB
07-19-2009, 09:49 PM
Let me correct myself: Young actually played his first ATP match at 15. Still, three years makes a big difference. I would add that Young had a mountain of expectations on him, whereas Britton doesn't. I don't think there are even many people on this forum who know Devin Britton outside of reading is name once or twice.

Smoke944
07-19-2009, 11:25 PM
Never seen him play but I read somewhere that agents were fighting to sign Britton at Wimbledon.

I wouldn't be surprised if he was the next Donald Young - handed a bunch of wildcards by overeager tournament directors before he is ready resulting in a string of losses that will destroy his confidence and mess up the progress he's making,

Spot on about Donald Young. Honestly though, Britton's situation is beyond different. Completely opposite, really.

niezubayern1
07-20-2009, 12:25 AM
I was at the match this afternoon. Ram attacked with his usual game of rushing to the net a lot and i think that bothered Britton. Both players served really well. Britton has some huge groundstrokes, he bullied Ram around a bit from the baseline. The major difference was at the net though. Ram looked incredibly comfortable up there while Britton kept charging the net but dumped a lot of volleys. Seemed like he just wasn't quite up to the speed of the pro game yet, but i doubt it will take him long to get there based on today's performance.

out_here_grindin
07-20-2009, 12:39 AM
I saw a few of Britton's matches when he was at Ole Miss. He is a very talented player, but it was weird that he was #2 on his NCAA team.

Panic23
07-20-2009, 12:39 AM
Nice report niezubayern (Bayern Munich fan I presume?)

niezubayern1
07-20-2009, 12:48 AM
No problem Panic23, I'll be there all week so i'll answer any questions i can. I'm anti-Bayern though. niezubayern is actually a lyric from a Die Toten Hosen song about how much they hate Bayern. Go FC Kaiserslautern!

dam0dred
07-20-2009, 12:59 AM
Spot on about Donald Young. Honestly though, Britton's situation is beyond different. Completely opposite, really.

I had no idea he was 18, I just assumed he was 16 or so.

I certainly wish him all the best, more top American players means more American interest in tennis which is good for the sport.

Panic23
07-20-2009, 01:44 AM
No problem Panic23, I'll be there all week so i'll answer any questions i can. I'm anti-Bayern though. niezubayern is actually a lyric from a Die Toten Hosen song about how much they hate Bayern. Go FC Kaiserslautern!


I have that song, but my German is quite limited.

Red Devils!! :devil:

I've got quite a few buddies who support them, but I'm an FC Köln fan myself.

As for tennis, great- keep the reports coming.

betowiec
07-20-2009, 02:05 AM
Ram on fire
us open 2nd week without a doubt

Caio_Brasil
07-20-2009, 02:46 AM
I was at the match this afternoon. Ram attacked with his usual game of rushing to the net a lot and i think that bothered Britton. Both players served really well. Britton has some huge groundstrokes, he bullied Ram around a bit from the baseline. The major difference was at the net though. Ram looked incredibly comfortable up there while Britton kept charging the net but dumped a lot of volleys. Seemed like he just wasn't quite up to the speed of the pro game yet, but i doubt it will take him long to get there based on today's performance.

Thanks for that :yeah:

HattonWBA
07-20-2009, 10:14 AM
Expected win for ram over the youngster britton, could be a rematch of the newport final next rd with sam querrey, hopefully big sam can get revenge, i like rajeev ram's game however, its smooth

CooCooCachoo
07-20-2009, 10:30 AM
Good job Rajeev :yeah:

Panic23
07-21-2009, 03:37 AM
Quick question- is there a thread for all the action at Indy or do we have a different thread for every match?

Sucks its not on the Tennis channel.