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What is your opinion on Alexander Popp?

Start da Game
10-11-2009, 07:36 PM
that tall player who flashed a little in wimbledon 2003.......i remember his matches, he was fluid with his service motion and had a free flowing game, at least on grass........a double fisted backhander, who almost put philippoussis out of that year's wimbledon quarterfinal winning the first two sets, before it rained and philippoussis got lucky with that break in momentum for popp.......

the question now is this.......what the hell happened to him before and after that tournament? he looked some talent then.......

Har-Tru
10-11-2009, 07:41 PM
Great English poet, known for his satirical verse and his translations of Homer.

rocketassist
10-11-2009, 07:41 PM
A symbol of the good times in tennis when diversity between surfaces and different players not one dimensional clowns made the deep ends on each surface.

Leo
10-11-2009, 07:43 PM
He was a fantastic grass court player who peaked in June and July every year. If I'm not mistaken, by 2003, he was getting old? And he had lots of great results before that W QF.

Sapeod
10-11-2009, 07:49 PM
great grass court player :worship:

Har-Tru
10-11-2009, 07:49 PM
A symbol of the good times in tennis when diversity between surfaces and different players not one dimensional clowns made the deep ends on each surface.

This too.

Start da Game
10-11-2009, 07:49 PM
He was a fantastic grass court player who peaked in June and July every year. If I'm not mistaken, by 2003, he was getting old? And he had lots of great results before that W QF.

yes, u r right with that one........i just checked, he actually made the quarterfinal of 2000 wimbledon too, lost to pat rafter and he was 26 by wimbledon 2003.......

Start da Game
10-11-2009, 07:51 PM
A symbol of the good times in tennis when diversity between surfaces and different players not one dimensional clowns made the deep ends on each surface.

outrageous but true.......i hope those times come again........it's mad fun to watch unknown specialists take on the juggernauts of the game on their surfaces........

Truc
10-11-2009, 07:52 PM
He wasn't that old, he retired before turning 30, but he was struggling with injuries, a bad shoulder injury in particular.
Last time I read about him he was a pharmacy student.

GlennMirnyi
10-11-2009, 07:53 PM
:lol: at a Nadulltard saying this.

Fee
10-11-2009, 08:41 PM
He wasn't that old, he retired before turning 30, but he was struggling with injuries, a bad shoulder injury in particular.
Last time I read about him he was a pharmacy student.

Yep, that was it. I met Alex as his driver at a tournament, we had great conversations and he seemed like such a smart guy. But then the shoulder problems started and he never really came back after that. I think he tried surgery with a doctor in Heidelberg? The info might be in his thread here (only a few people ever posted in it). Kristen tracked someone down in Australia one year and that's how we learned that Alex had given up on tennis and gone back to school. I believe he was also engaged at that time. I have no doubt that whatever he's doing he's successful at it.

CooCooCachoo
10-11-2009, 08:55 PM
A grass specialist if there ever was one. Very likeable fellow whose career achievements turned out to be a lot less than what they could have been if he had remained injury-free. I was not a fan of his serve, but liked his volleying style.

scarecrows
10-11-2009, 09:08 PM
Scud got really lucky that time

i also remember a couple of questionable calls that made Popp lose his concentration

asmazif
10-11-2009, 09:33 PM
I've fond memoeries of his W 4R+ matches with Philippoussis etc.

fabolous
10-11-2009, 10:31 PM
funny guy who always peaked for the grass season. unfortunately he always suffered from injuries. he also got mono after his first wimbledon run in 2000, so he was never able to play constantly at his talent level.

the british wanted him to play davis cup for them. his mother is english so he could have done it, but he never wanted to.

JMG
10-11-2009, 11:08 PM
A grass specialist if there ever was one. Very likeable fellow whose career achievements turned out to be a lot less than what they could have been if he had remained injury-free. I was not a fan of his serve, but liked his volleying style.

:confused: I don't think he hit a lot of volleys in his matches.

Start da Game
10-12-2009, 02:36 PM
funny guy who always peaked for the grass season. unfortunately he always suffered from injuries. he also got mono after his first wimbledon run in 2000, so he was never able to play constantly at his talent level.

the british wanted him to play davis cup for them. his mother is english so he could have done it, but he never wanted to.

wow, another mono patient after ancic.......