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Coming back fresh and healthy in 2011

DartMarcus
12-08-2010, 01:14 AM
I don't wanna check Robby's ranking, but I am sure it won't be enough for him to get into main draws of ATP events. Past season has been horrible for Robby with a highlight being reaching RG R4 .
Time is running out for Robby, so the next season should decide the future of his career.
Staying healthy should be def priority.
Well... Good luck!

16681
12-08-2010, 04:20 PM
It's will be a brand New Year and I certainly hope Robby gets off to a brand new start :D

16681
12-20-2010, 11:37 PM
Robby is back on court now. He started the 13th of Dec. according to his website. He is still not up to a full schedule for practice or training, but hopes to be by the New Year :D

nalbyfan
12-23-2010, 11:51 AM
He pulled out of AO

Filo V.
12-25-2010, 06:11 PM
According to reports, Robby isn't going to be back until around Delray Beach/IW/Miami. By that time, he'll be in position for a PR I believe, so we'll see what happens. The entire situation is just so unfortunate, as now he's quite a way from the top 100, and he's going to have to fight his way back now from long-term layoff. Hopefully he comes back strong and has a couple of more seasons on the ATP tour in him.

16681
01-23-2011, 04:04 PM
He pulled out of AO

I never thought Robby ever intended to play in the AO?

According to reports, Robby isn't going to be back until around Delray Beach/IW/Miami. By that time, he'll be in position for a PR I believe, so we'll see what happens. The entire situation is just so unfortunate, as now he's quite a way from the top 100, and he's going to have to fight his way back now from long-term layoff. Hopefully he comes back strong and has a couple of more seasons on the ATP tour in him.
Well they certainly make it sound better than that on his website? But, of course, I haven't looked at it for a while so maybe things changed :sad:

idolwatcher1
02-20-2011, 06:10 PM
This feels like a bad joke or something. There's been absolutely no news on Robby coming back in the last two months... What's going on? :confused:

rege
02-26-2011, 04:44 AM
I thought I heard something about him returning sometime around the Miami tournament... but that was a while ago.

Helevorn
03-13-2011, 08:39 PM
Anybody has some news about a Ginepri comeback? :)

idolwatcher1
03-17-2011, 11:33 PM
I doubt this was just a physical recovery period for Robby............................

idolwatcher1
04-19-2011, 05:23 PM
Finally there appears to be a sign of life from Robby... :rolleyes: His website has been awfully silent, but his name has appeared on the Entry lists for the Sarasota Challenger (outdoor clay) which starts next week, and then the week after that, the Savannah Challenger (outdoor clay)... both pretty close to where he lives, so I hope he feels good and plays well :)

http://www.savannahchallenger.com/news
Other top players competing in the 2011 $50,000 Savannah Challenger include Ryan Sweeting, Robby Ginepri, Robert Kendrick, Michael Russell, Donald Young, Carsten Ball, Ryan Harrison and Bobby Reynolds.

dweijnen
04-22-2011, 09:40 AM
Hope he gets a win

dweijnen
04-22-2011, 09:42 AM
Just saw he's out

idolwatcher1
04-22-2011, 05:26 PM
ugh!! Just as soon as he starts showing up on entry lists, he's already pulling out of them :banghead:
Robby, what happened now?? :sobbing:

Ozone
06-23-2011, 02:06 PM
Glad to see him in Newport

idolwatcher1
06-28-2011, 04:57 AM
Robby will play his first match since the 2010 US Open within the next 24 hours! I almost can't believe he's finally playing... it started to seem like it would never happen. :help: Of course, Robby has all the luck... he's playing last year's champion of the challenger he's playing in :o, and it's at night. Robby usually plays worse at night, for some reason.

Mardy Fish tweeted about it :p

MardyFish (http://twitter.com/MardyFish/status/84692625747218432) Givin a big shout out to my guy Robby Ginepri. Playing his 1st tournament this week after a few months on the shelf. Thinkin about ya buddy

I'm glad he's finally getting back to playing!!

idolwatcher1
06-29-2011, 04:36 AM
Ginepri d. Dabul 6-3, 2-6, 6-2

Proud of Robby for not letting this one slip away. Many times he wins the first set routinely, and then he gets ahead of himself and loses focus. He recovered this time! :D I wish him luck in the next round!

The tournament schedule kinda sucks though for making Robby play at about 12:30pm the very next day, even though his match ended late at night... :unsure:

Ad Wim
07-07-2011, 12:55 PM
I don't see him getting any WC for the US HC tournaments, that's a shame...

idolwatcher1
07-14-2011, 05:06 AM
I don't see him getting any WC for the US HC tournaments, that's a shame...
He's getting one for the Atlanta tournament next week :D After that, it'll be less likely that he'll get them, but still a slight possibility. It depends on several factors... not the least of which is the amount of top players who didn't originally sign up to be in the tournament, that suddenly want to :o

Ad Wim
07-15-2011, 11:15 AM
Yeah, just saw that, nice! And after Atlanta I see him in some challengers entry lists, and I think he has to start his comeback on that level.

Bad loss against this Williams guy BTW...

idolwatcher1
07-16-2011, 04:11 PM
yeah, generally speaking, I think Robby wants to work his way up into the bigger tournaments, with Atlanta being the exception, since it's his hometown tournament. And he really needs to... it's the way it should be. You aren't ever going to improve yourself as a player if you don't work your way up playing the matches and earning several wins. I always felt that the lack of match play has hurt Robby over his career. Many times his ranking teetered between the challenger level and the regular ATP level, and he generally chose the ATP level tournaments to enter because of the potential points and the higher level of competition it has, but he would sometimes lose in the first round, and then he wouldn't play another match for a week or two, and the cycle would continue that way for too long. Also, a big problem for him is that he's said multiple times that the first round is generally the hardest for him psychologically because he wants to get his teeth into a tournament so bad that he's not always relaxed and focused as he should be. :( I hope he takes things one match at a time, and stays focused.

Ad Wim
07-20-2011, 07:52 AM
He won his first match! That surprised me a bit after losing to Rhyne Williams. But that was incidental it seems.
Haas wasn't the best opponent, but good that he won in stragihts anyway, after being away for so long.

Now Muller, will be tough, guy is serving great lately. But not impossible!

Ad Wim
07-21-2011, 07:30 AM
Too bad he lost, but read that he played pretty well in the first two sets. Muller is just tough on this surface under these conditions.
All in all a good week I think. Hope he plays LA qualis next.

rege
07-24-2011, 06:52 AM
:) Robby received a wild card in Los Angeles!

idolwatcher1
07-24-2011, 10:12 PM
I'm glad that Robby is at least playing a tournament this week... and he's scheduled to play a challenger next week. Lu is up first for him. Hope he plays well, and plays it one point at a time :)

Ad Wim
07-25-2011, 10:47 AM
WC, nice! And Lu is winnable, if he gets it this close to Muller.

Good that he is playing week in week out again, then the ranking will come in time.

dweijnen
07-25-2011, 12:47 PM
I think he can reach the quarters here..

idolwatcher1
07-26-2011, 04:43 AM
Robby started off really well (again), but then when he got a little tight at 4-4 in the 1st set, he was broken and then when he couldn't break back, the set was over. Then in the 2nd set, he started off well (again), broke, but then he had a series of tight games where he overdid the emotional antics, threw the racquet up/down, hit balls out of the stadium, yelled at himself, etc. :help: I really wanted to smack him upside the head, and say "STOP IT!"... :(

What I don't think Robby has fully understood or admitted to himself yet, is that when he shows off how mad/frustrated he gets at himself, his opponent grows in confidence, and they often play much more safely and strategically, and they just wait for him to make another unforced error, and keep the cycle going. It's just really disappointing, because you start to see the errosion in Robby's game and his focus on the point when this happens, and you start to wonder if he'll ever regain his composure and his focus to where he can really play well again.

As much as I hoped the long months of rehabilitation and absence from the game calmed him down and made him a new player... he really hasn't changed a bit as far as I can tell, and it's quickly going to depress him all over again if he doesn't snap out of it soon, because his results are going to be poor, and he won't have anything to be proud about. :|

Ad Wim
08-08-2011, 01:45 PM
GOod week in Vancouver. Reached the final and lost to an in-form Ward. Not the best opponents and he was lucky Reynolds withdrew in the SF, but a good result nevertheless.
Week's rest now and then hopefully Cincy qualis.

Ad Wim
08-16-2011, 12:53 PM
Robby is getting there, he is just back for 2 months or so. And then a rock solid guy like Bogo is a tough opponent. He would be better off with an up and down guy like Nalbandian or something.
He needs a couple of more months, don't write him off yet.

Guest12315544
11-09-2011, 07:19 PM
Sad, but we have to write off 2011 now!

Ad Wim
11-28-2011, 03:15 PM
I see that he's playing AO WC playoff mid Decemcer, that is good news!

Guest12315544
11-29-2011, 06:25 AM
That's great news may be we don't have to completely write off 2011 just yet :D

Guest12315544
11-30-2011, 10:40 PM
I see that he's playing AO WC playoff mid Decemcer, that is good news!

The bad news is that he has to play in a playoff because his ranking is so low :sad:

Guest12315544
12-01-2011, 09:47 AM
I didn't see him listed in the names of the players who are going to be playing? So maybe 2011 is in the books :sad:

Guest12315544
12-04-2011, 11:32 AM
Nope I saw where he would be playing on a scroll on the Tennis Channel!

Guest12315544
12-07-2011, 09:16 AM
What had me confused is there are multiple playoffs and the one Robby is in takes place in Norcross, GA. And is called the Kia Australian Open Wild Card Playoff. At least it is in GA maybe that will help Robby :unsure: It takes places 12/16-12/18/11.

Guest12315544
12-14-2011, 03:32 PM
And Robby is seeded # 1 :rolleyes:

Guest12315544
12-16-2011, 04:10 PM
My information was wrong. When I went to the site it said Robby is seeded 3. And his friend Bobby Reynolds is seeded 1! Maybe that will take some pressure off Robby :unsure:

Guest12315544
12-17-2011, 01:34 PM
Robby won his 1st Match against Steve Johnson 7-6 (4) and 6-0 :woohoo:

Guest12315544
12-18-2011, 08:20 AM
Robby won his 2nd Match against Rhyne Williams 7-5 and 6-2 :yippee: That puts Robby in the Final against Jesse Levine!

Guest12315544
12-18-2011, 08:28 AM
The seeding must have been crazy! The first time I saw the seeding was here on the site and it had Robby seeded #1. Then later I went to the Kia site and it said #3 and now here on this site it said Robby was seeded 4th :confused: But anyway he is definitely in the Final against Jesse :)

Guest12315544
12-19-2011, 05:15 AM
And Jesse Levine defeated Robby 6-0, 6-2, and 6-1 :facepalm: I should have known Robby couldn't win 3 Matches in a row :sad: Close the books on 2011 and I don't think 2012 is looking very good right now either :bigcry:

Ad Wim
12-19-2011, 07:21 AM
Wow @ the scoreline, what happened? Hope he's not injured again...

Guest12315544
12-19-2011, 04:36 PM
The story I read said nothing about any injury. Levine did say he was in "the zone".

Guest12315544
12-19-2011, 05:50 PM
Oh I failed to mention the Match was said to have taken 1 hr. and 24 minutes :rolleyes: 3 Sets in an hour and 24 minutes!!!!!!!! Maybe we should call him "Roger" Levine instead of Jesse!

idolwatcher1
01-10-2012, 04:28 PM
I watched the match on the livestream video, and Jesse played well, but the reason for the lopsided scoreline was all Robby. He barely did anything right from the first game onward. Jesse went for the angles and the lines, and generally succeeded, but Robby's footwork absolutely sucked, and so on nearly every shot he was out of position, and off-balance, and couldn't strike the ball well! He just wasn't playing smart either.

There were of course, sporadic points of brilliance from him that sparked abrupt applause from the audience who was on his side, but they were so few and far between that it didn't mean anything. It was so humiliating, as I know Robby was keenly aware of the audience wishing he was playing much better and that he would make this match competitive, but he just never did. At some points, even when Jesse would hit a fantasitic winner, the audience was reluctant to clap because it was like Jesse was beating a dead horse or something. They felt guilty. During the match, as I was trying to keep my jaw from continuing to drop, I would predict exactly how Robby would react after each point, when he would yell, etc. And I was dead on! His psychological breakdown, once it gets going, is so predictable it's unreal.

As usual, whenever Robby had a breakpoint chance, his opponent would serve an ace, and he would instantly feel sorry for himself again like he's being punk'd. He just never got to feel like he was going somewhere positive in this match. It was one of the most pathetic matches I've ever seen him play.

Guest12315544
01-16-2012, 11:24 AM
I think too much was on the line for that Match plus he was the "hometown favorite" and as usual Robby couldn't handle it :sad: