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Groove Dude will play in a futures in Florida

Nathaliia
01-04-2011, 09:34 AM
This is what I found. Jonathan Morgan. He needs a few withdrawals to be on the Q list.

http://www.itftennis.com/mens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100023442&event=&order=Position

And later maybe against Boggo http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b184/Naranoc/smileys/boggosmilie.png?

Serenidad
01-04-2011, 09:51 AM
I hope his little press self can win a few games.

Allez
01-04-2011, 09:52 AM
All the best dude :rocker2:

Goldenoldie
01-04-2011, 09:59 AM
Yeah best of luck

jonathancrane
01-04-2011, 10:05 AM
Good luck :yeah:

finishingmove
01-04-2011, 10:18 AM
Gl

paseo
01-04-2011, 10:49 AM
He should have someone video taped the match and upload it so we all can watch him in action.

Garson007
01-04-2011, 11:15 AM
Hope he bangs a groupie. :D

hicdick
01-04-2011, 12:03 PM
good luck GD! :clap2::yeah:

ShotmaKer
01-04-2011, 12:05 PM
Bamos Jon :rocker2:

Har-Tru
01-04-2011, 12:06 PM
Morgan? Florida? :scratch:

http://www.frikipedia.es/images/4/47/Dexter_Morgan.jpg



;)

Best of luck!

zerocool_
01-04-2011, 12:16 PM
Morgan? Florida? :scratch:

http://www.frikipedia.es/images/4/47/Dexter_Morgan.jpg



;)

Best of luck!

My first throught too :D

Good luck :)

barbadosan
01-04-2011, 01:26 PM
Lots of luck, GD :clap2:

Allez
01-04-2011, 01:39 PM
I won't believe what the groover says unless he backs it up with some video evidence :yeah:

tennizen
01-04-2011, 01:44 PM
Good luck!

miura
01-04-2011, 02:11 PM
Good luck Jon!

Nole fan
01-04-2011, 03:21 PM
I'll become his groupie. ;)

Henry Chinaski
01-04-2011, 03:21 PM
vamos Haiti

Johnny Groove
01-04-2011, 03:32 PM
Thanks for the support everyone :wavey:

This is what I found. Jonathan Morgan. He needs a few withdrawals to be on the Q list.

http://www.itftennis.com/mens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100023442&event=&order=Position

And later maybe against Boggo http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b184/Naranoc/smileys/boggosmilie.png?

Actually, what happens is that this Thursday from 4-6 PM there is a qualifying sign-in period. $40 entry fee and I just have to be one of the first 128 people to sign in. :dance: Then qualies takes place Friday-Monday, 128 drawm 4 rounds :eek:

And I'm also playing a future next week. http://www.itftennis.com/mens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100023447

I hope his little press self can win a few games.

I'm not going there trying to win a few games, baby. A few matches, yes.

He should have someone video taped the match and upload it so we all can watch him in action.

I'll see if I can logistically pull this off :p

Hope he bangs a groupie. :D

Man I gotta focus on the game, can't be like Verdasco and think with the wrong head and be losing to guys like Benji Becker :p

Morgan? Florida? :scratch:

http://www.frikipedia.es/images/4/47/Dexter_Morgan.jpg

;)

Best of luck!

Never saw the show :scratch:

I'll become his groupie. ;)

This is the best idea in the thread ;)

vamos Haiti

Oui, Viva Haiti :rocker2:

There is a chance I'll play Olivier Sajous in qualies :p

http://www.purecashmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/haiti-flag.gif

Arkulari
01-04-2011, 04:59 PM
Vamos Jon, you know I'll fangirl you to death :p :hug:

Snoo Foo
01-04-2011, 05:04 PM
:rocker2: bamos :rocker2:

Roger the Dodger
01-04-2011, 05:15 PM
I'm stunned by this thread. Do pros actually login to MTF? If they do, how do they perform on tour?

scarecrows
01-04-2011, 05:24 PM
Ole Ole

kick some asses

Serenidad
01-04-2011, 05:28 PM
Thanks for the support everyone :wavey:



Actually, what happens is that this Thursday from 4-6 PM there is a qualifying sign-in period. $40 entry fee and I just have to be one of the first 128 people to sign in. :dance: Then qualies takes place Friday-Monday, 128 drawm 4 rounds :eek:

And I'm also playing a future next week. http://www.itftennis.com/mens/tournaments/tournamentacceptancelist.asp?tournament=1100023447



I'm not going there trying to win a few games, baby. A few matches, yes.





If you ever play against Brands, my heart would be truly torn. :sad:

Sillyrabbit
01-04-2011, 05:28 PM
Goodluck, Kick some ass. You could be MTF's claim to fame :p

Jelena
01-04-2011, 05:38 PM
Vamos Jon! That's a reason to go on the itf-site already this weekend :p

TMJordan
01-04-2011, 05:56 PM
do it, do it.

Nole fan
01-04-2011, 05:59 PM
I'm stunned by this thread. Do pros actually login to MTF? If they do, how do they perform on tour?

As far as I know, we have two pros here in MTF: Groove Dude and Xristos. :)

Henry Chinaski
01-04-2011, 06:01 PM
Goodluck, Kick some ass. You could be MTF's claim to fame :p

ummm, you realise an Albanian Davis Cup legend already posted in this thread right?

Jon will have to win some matches to match that feat.

MsTree
01-04-2011, 06:09 PM
All the best GD :D

Roger the Dodger
01-04-2011, 06:22 PM
As far as I know, we have two pros here in MTF: Groove Dude and Xristos. :)

Awesome!

Er...then again, kinda sorry for them. I doubt if either of them can enter even the top 200. Those who make it to the top always sacrifice much and avoiding negative clown joints like this is a basic. Bitter truth.

Much luck. Much luck to Xristos and Groove Dude. Hope they surprise me.

oranges
01-04-2011, 06:23 PM
Good luck :rocker:

DartMarcus
01-04-2011, 06:34 PM
Good Luck Man!! I will join you on tour this summer! :D

out_here_grindin
01-04-2011, 06:34 PM
It will be interesting to see who you play. Hopefully you can pull out a win or 2.:rocker2:

vn01
01-04-2011, 06:37 PM
Good luck! :yeah: :worship:

Johnny Groove
01-04-2011, 06:49 PM
Vamos Jon, you know I'll fangirl you to death

This I always knew :kiss:

bamos :rocker2:

Thanks Snoo :rocker2:

I'm stunned by this thread. Do pros actually login to MTF? If they do, how do they perform on tour?

I'm sure as my rank increases, my posts on MTF will decrease.

Ole Ole

kick some asses

Hell yeah :yeah:

If you ever play against Brands, my heart would be truly torn. :sad:

:hug:

Goodluck, Kick some ass. You could be MTF's claim to fame

I'll advertise MTF when I get big!

Vamos Jon! That's a reason to go on the itf-site already this weekend :p

do it, do it.

Thank you :)

As far as I know, we have two pros here in MTF: Groove Dude and Xristos. :)

I really want to see Xristos do well :)

ummm, you realise an Albanian Davis Cup legend already posted in this thread right?

Jon will have to win some matches to match that feat.

Or win 9 matches on the trot, win the future, and win $1500 :yeah:

All the best GD :D

:yeah:

Awesome!

Er...then again, kinda sorry for them. I doubt if either of them can enter even the top 200. Those who make it to the top always sacrifice much and avoiding negative clown joints like this is a basic. Bitter truth.

Much luck. Much luck to Xristos and Groove Dude. Hope they surprise me.

Prepare to be surprised :D

Good luck :rocker:

Good Luck Man!! I will join you on tour this summer! :D

It will be interesting to see who you play. Hopefully you can pull out a win or 2.:rocker2:

Good luck! :yeah: :worship:

Thanks everyone :D

And DartMarcus, go for it dude!

JMG
01-04-2011, 06:49 PM
MTF user Forever-Delayed lost 06 06 in qualies to a relatively strong Pole Dawid Celt. But who else has played a future qualie? Can't think of anyone. Scarecrows is definitely #1 so far, has a lot of DC experience and won a main draw match in Thailand at the Universiade.

Nathaliia
01-04-2011, 06:57 PM
Genci won 2 MD matches at Universiade :)

Maybe Jon can play for Haiti and easily go there too :D

ShotmaKer
01-04-2011, 06:58 PM
Scarecrows is a legend.

l_mac
01-04-2011, 07:12 PM
Yeah, show some respect to scarecrows :(

GL Blaze :kiss:

Merton
01-04-2011, 07:17 PM
Good luck Jon :yeah: All the best.

Serenidad
01-04-2011, 07:19 PM
This I always knew :kiss:



Thanks Snoo :rocker2:



I'm sure as my rank increases, my posts on MTF will decrease.



Hell yeah :yeah:



:hug:



I'll advertise MTF when I get big!





Thank you :)



I really want to see Xristos do well :)



Or win 9 matches on the trot, win the future, and win $1500 :yeah:



:yeah:



Prepare to be surprised :D









Thanks everyone :D

And DartMarcus, go for it dude!

I might have to make you a true tea thread. :eek:

Roger the Dodger
01-04-2011, 07:24 PM
Okay Jon, I'm prepared to be surprised. :yeah:

'best!

Smoke944
01-04-2011, 07:28 PM
Good luck and have fun. You picked some really tough futures to play in, though. With this being a 128 qualy draw there will surely be a few guys you could beat, but the problem is that it is gonna be loaded with even more big-time juniors and college players.

Another thing: I think Wayne Odesnik could be returning here in qualies :eek:

Jelena
01-04-2011, 07:53 PM
Good luck and have fun. You picked some really tough futures to play in, though. With this being a 128 qualy draw there will surely be a few guys you could beat, but the problem is that it is gonna be loaded with even more big-time juniors and college players.

Another thing: I think Wayne Odesnik could be returning here in qualies :eek:
Now that would be a great pick in the qualies :bolt:

Cloudygirl
01-04-2011, 09:39 PM
Good luck!!

Kat_YYZ
01-04-2011, 10:33 PM
Best of luck, Dude.
http://www.profilebrand.com/graphics/category/fashion-ed%20hardy/3969_luck-of-the-dragon.gif

delpiero7
01-04-2011, 10:44 PM
GL Groove Dude! Hope you kick some ass on the court!

Just for future reference, could you please clarify which of the following catergories you fall into as a tennis player:

a) pusher
b) ballbasher
c) moonballer
d) grinder
e) all serve mug

Cheers!

BTW enjoy all these positive responses while you can. As soon as you reach the top of the game we'll all be berating you for suffering embarrassing defeats in the QFs of slams!

Crazy Girl
01-04-2011, 10:48 PM
GROOVE.....Is it true? I don't know that you're a real tennis player...sorry, dude!!!
so...this is for you!!!
:bigclap::clap2::bowdown::dance::yeah::yippee: :hatoff::drive::woohoo::crazy: :rocker::banana::rocker2::music::dog::sport:
:smooch::hug::smooch::hug:

hyperren
01-04-2011, 11:09 PM
Good luck, Groove-y!

Allez
01-04-2011, 11:16 PM
GL Groove Dude! Hope you kick some ass on the court!

Just for future reference, could you please clarify which of the following catergories you fall into as a tennis player:

a) pusher
b) ballbasher
c) moonballer
d) grinder
e) all serve mug



Hey how come those are the only options ? How would you categorise JesusFed ? At least give the groove master that option too dude :lick:

delpiero7
01-04-2011, 11:22 PM
Hey how come those are the only options ? How would you categorise JesusFed ? At least give the groove master that option too dude :lick:

JesusFed is a myth. Federer at his peak was repeatedly owned by a moonballing piggy. Therefore he was never that great. ;)

So the options I've given are the ONLY 5 categories into which the OP (and any tennis player) can fall into. :)

I just wanna know how he plays so I can prepare a few template posts for when he loses 12-10 in the 5th to Nadal at RG, letting him know how much of a mug he truly is.

Allez
01-04-2011, 11:33 PM
But which of those 5 categories would Federer fit in :shrug:

delpiero7
01-04-2011, 11:58 PM
But which of those 5 categories would Federer fit in :shrug:

Hmm, now you've got me.

Federer of old (before he became JesusFed) was very promising, had a few anger issues, and didn't fulfill his talent early on.

So if GrooveDude is the new Federer, then how about unfulfilled-talent-headcase-mug as option F? JesusGroove only becomes an option when the OP either:

a) wins Wimbledon 5 times on the trot
b) wins the US Open 5 times on the trot
c) wins three slams in a calendar year more than once
d) has over 200 weeks at number 1

deal? :)

cobalt60
01-05-2011, 12:06 AM
GROOVE.....Is it true? I don't know that you're a real tennis player...sorry, dude!!!
so...this is for you!!!


What? You don't want to give him your pussy :( ;)

Good luck handsome:yeah: At anything you might want .

Allez
01-05-2011, 12:09 AM
Hmm, now you've got me.

Federer of old (before he became JesusFed) was very promising, had a few anger issues, and didn't fulfill his talent early on.

So if GrooveDude is the new Federer, then how about unfulfilled-talent-headcase-mug as option F? JesusGroove only becomes an option when the OP either:

a) wins Wimbledon 5 times on the trot
b) wins the US Open 5 times on the trot
c) wins three slams in a calendar year more than once
d) has over 200 weeks at number 1

deal? :)
:haha: Okey Dokey :)

Crazy Girl
01-05-2011, 02:05 AM
What? You don't want to give him your pussy :( ;)

Good luck handsome:yeah: At anything you might want .
Well.......go for the pussy!!!!:p:p;)

Johnny Groove
01-05-2011, 03:57 AM
Genci won 2 MD matches at Universiade :)

Maybe Jon can play for Haiti and easily go there too :D

Yes, that might be a possibility.

Yeah, show some respect to scarecrows :(

GL Blaze :kiss:

Linda :hug:

Good luck Jon :yeah: All the best.

Okay Jon, I'm prepared to be surprised. :yeah:

'best!

Good luck!!

Good luck, Groove-y!

Best of luck, Dude.
http://www.profilebrand.com/graphics/category/fashion-ed%20hardy/3969_luck-of-the-dragon.gif

Good luck and have fun. You picked some really tough futures to play in, though. With this being a 128 qualy draw there will surely be a few guys you could beat, but the problem is that it is gonna be loaded with even more big-time juniors and college players.

Another thing: I think Wayne Odesnik could be returning here in qualies :eek:

Thanks all!

GL Groove Dude! Hope you kick some ass on the court!

Just for future reference, could you please clarify which of the following catergories you fall into as a tennis player:

a) pusher
b) ballbasher
c) moonballer
d) grinder
e) all serve mug

Cheers!

BTW enjoy all these positive responses while you can. As soon as you reach the top of the game we'll all be berating you for suffering embarrassing defeats in the QFs of slams!

To categorize my game as this or that would limit it. I like to believe my game has no game. My technique is no technique. My game is like water on the court. Whatever the situation calls for, I do. There is no opponent. Only the game, and one's physical and mental limitations, if any. Don't think...feeeel the game. On court, I just have a sense of what the right play is. A forehand down the line here, a backhand slice there, a net close here, a serve to spot X, Y, or Z in the box.

The only problem is my physique and endurance :o

What? You don't want to give him your pussy :( ;)

Good luck handsome:yeah: At anything you might want .

Thanks Doc Sue :yeah:

Well.......go for the pussy!!!!:p:p;)

:aplot: :lol:

Xristos
01-05-2011, 04:02 AM
Good luck my man.

Lee
01-05-2011, 04:07 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/data/753/bounces.gif

GL Jon!

Clay Death
01-05-2011, 04:09 AM
all the best jonathan.

one point at a time. go snatch that match.

cobalt60
01-05-2011, 11:52 PM
all the best jonathan.

one point at a time. go snatch that match.

snatch? did you say snatch? Crazy Girl where are you?? ;)

fran70
01-06-2011, 12:51 AM
All the best Jon! enjoy it!!!

Crazy Girl
01-06-2011, 01:48 AM
snatch? did you say snatch? Crazy Girl where are you?? ;)
snatch? I don't know the exact mean of this word...:o:o
However, I don't want he snatch my pussy: i shall give her to Jonathan by mine own free will...:o:rolleyes::rolleyes:

partygirl
01-06-2011, 03:47 AM
:rocker2:

Ilovetheblues_86
01-06-2011, 09:28 AM
Gl jon. :worship:

Action Jackson
01-06-2011, 11:06 AM
Good luck man.

Johnny Groove
01-06-2011, 02:11 PM
Good luck my man.

All the best Jon! enjoy it!!!

http://www.menstennisforums.com/photos/data/753/bounces.gif

GL Jon!

:rocker2:

Gl jon. :worship:

Good luck man.

all the best jonathan.

one point at a time. go snatch that match.

Thanks y'all :wavey:

snatch? did you say snatch? Crazy Girl where are you?? ;)

snatch? I don't know the exact mean of this word...:o:o
However, I don't want he snatch my pussy: i shall give her to Jonathan by mine own free will...:o:rolleyes::rolleyes:

:rolleyes: :p

At ease, ladies :aplot:

In 24 hours I'll be playing :eek:

Luinir
01-06-2011, 02:18 PM
Kick some ass.

gulzhan
01-06-2011, 02:21 PM
Good luck, Johnathan! :)

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Johnny Groove
01-07-2011, 01:32 AM
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/qualifying_draw43.PDF

http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/schedule47.PDF

Draw and schedule are out.

I play 18 year old Canadian Victor Hoang in the first round not before 11 AM.

Also in the qualie event are Jesse Witten, Andrea Collarini, Christian Harrison, Olivier Sajous, and Alexios Halebian.

The funniest is the 1st round matchup of Spencer Papa (Age 15) vs. Sumner Chase (Age 55)!!!!

scoobs
01-07-2011, 01:33 AM
Best of luck, and best of form to you - own the moment, kick some ass :yeah:

Ilovetheblues_86
01-07-2011, 01:47 AM
Just exchange some balls with him, will be a good xperience.

kUQ1_ceCDVY

savesthedizzle
01-07-2011, 01:48 AM
Good luck :rocker:

JustJames
01-07-2011, 01:49 AM
Weird, can't seem to find a link to a livestream anywhere :o

Good luck Jonathan :yeah:

allpro
01-07-2011, 02:00 AM
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/qualifying_draw43.PDF

http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/schedule47.PDF

Draw and schedule are out.

I play 18 year old Canadian Victor Hoang in the first round not before 11 AM.

kUQ1_ceCDVY

hoang looks like a midget (5’ 5”?) and has a one-handed backhand. get all nadal-y on his ass and throw him some heavy top.

Ilovetheblues_86
01-07-2011, 02:24 AM
If the top spin dont work, call the kid to the net and force him to volley, he looks a bit shaky there.

Mimi
01-07-2011, 02:31 AM
all the best :D

Smoke944
01-07-2011, 02:32 AM
Not the best draw, but also not the worst. Good luck. Hell of an interesting field, though. Should be a lot of good matches to watch after your match.

Johnny Groove
01-07-2011, 02:44 AM
Kick some ass.

Good luck, Johnathan! :)

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Best of luck, and best of form to you - own the moment, kick some ass :yeah:

Thanks for the support :yeah:

Just exchange some balls with him, will be a good xperience.

kUQ1_ceCDVY

Nice vid. He seems pretty good, but then again, that was indoor hard and practice, the tournament is outdoor green clay and tournament pressure :shrug:

I like that I can scout him out a bit.

Good luck :rocker:

Thanks Jess :kiss

Weird, can't seem to find a link to a livestream anywhere :o

Good luck Jonathan :yeah:

I'll try to get a video of my match with him up afterwards :yeah:

kUQ1_ceCDVY

hoang looks like a midget (5’ 5”?) and has a one-handed backhand. get all nadal-y on his ass and throw him some heavy top.

Although I am righty, my game is massive topspin anyway, I wouldn't be changing a thing :p

I want to see how this kid handles 20-30 stroke rallies with me and if his technique breaks down or not.

If the top spin dont work, call the kid to the net and force him to volley, he looks a bit shaky there.

True. His serve also doesn't look too menacing, I'll try to attack it, especially the 2nd.

all the best :D

Thanks mimi!

Not the best draw, but also not the worst. Good luck. Hell of an interesting field, though. Should be a lot of good matches to watch after your match.

Yeah!

I really want to see Christian Harrison play and see if all the "he's better than his brother" hype is justified.

Snowwy
01-07-2011, 03:31 AM
Good luck! :)

hyperren
01-07-2011, 04:07 AM
Win. Or else. :p

Good luck! ;)

Arkulari
01-07-2011, 04:09 AM
vamos Jon, this is it!! :hug:

jmf07
01-07-2011, 04:12 AM
Good luck. Hope you do well.

Audacity
01-07-2011, 05:19 AM
All the best man.

Pipsy
01-07-2011, 06:00 AM
I love the way tactics have been discussed in this thread. Asking fans for insights is surely the future of the modern game!

Best of luck by the way :yeah:

Smoke944
01-07-2011, 06:43 AM
Yeah!

I really want to see Christian Harrison play and see if all the "he's better than his brother" hype is justified.

Christian was justifiably thought of as an elite prospect a couple years ago, as he had a lot of awesome results and impressed a lot of people. Guillermo Vilas called him the best 10 year old he'd ever seen.

Problem is, he missed 18(!) straight months of competition in 2009-2010 due to various serious injuries that didn't allow him to practice or train at all. Just unbelievably rough for a kid that age to not be able to play at all for such a period of time.

He finally returned to match play in December, but frankly I wouldn't expect too much right now. Gonna take him a little while and some good physical training to really start to show his talents again. And hopefully, in the long run, he can get where he was heading before the injuries.

Nathaliia
01-07-2011, 10:10 PM
Updates?

Johnny Groove
01-07-2011, 10:28 PM
I was humbled, Nathii. 0-6, 1-6.

Stroke wise, we were even. The difference was fitness. I need to become an absolute beast physically. In many of the rallies we had, I felt that I wasn't quite getting into the best position. I felt as if I was a step late to the ball, and thus was not in a position to really crank my shots. As a result, my balls landed short, he took the offensive, I relied on D, and he would put away the overhead or volley.

My serve worked well, 60ish% first serves, only 2 DF. My backhand was good, my forehand was good, volleys could be better. At the end, though, it was all fitness and movement. I think I need to drop about 5 lbs. from my frame. Strength is not a problem, it is endurance.

I've got another future next week and in the following 7 days, I'll be working hard on getting into better shape and improving.

Far from this being a setback, I see it as motivation.

Nathaliia
01-07-2011, 10:30 PM
At least you won a game :clap2: And you know what to work on. I am sure in some time you can win a match :yeah:

Arkulari
01-07-2011, 10:33 PM
Jon: Rome wasn't built in a day, this is just a wake-up call to see where you stand as a player, you can still do it, vamos!! :hug:

Allez
01-07-2011, 10:45 PM
Just keep at it matey :hug: To be even out there competing must be a thrill :bounce: I'm just happy you've identified the areas you need to work on. How did you find it mentally ? Was it possible to remain calm and focused regardless of the circumstances ? For me the mental side of things is the biggest challenge. Doing too much thinking (especially if you think ahead or trying to imagine what your opponent or spectators must be thinking) can be a killer :eek: We're all looking forward to your improved results over the next couple of tournies ;)

Cloudygirl
01-07-2011, 10:48 PM
how many points did you win?

Nole fan
01-07-2011, 10:58 PM
Go Jon go, go!
Let me know where you play next and I'll go and cheer for you. :banana:
Don't see this as a step back, all players must go through this in their careers. You learn from failure much more than from victory.
Tennis is a very demanding sport, both physically and mentally, that's why I admire pro players so much. To even compete at the level you do is a huge achievement and you should be proud. And no other player has the whole MTF behind like you do. :lol:
Vamos!!! :rocker:

rofe
01-08-2011, 12:30 AM
I was humbled, Nathii. 0-6, 1-6.

Stroke wise, we were even. The difference was fitness. I need to become an absolute beast physically. In many of the rallies we had, I felt that I wasn't quite getting into the best position. I felt as if I was a step late to the ball, and thus was not in a position to really crank my shots. As a result, my balls landed short, he took the offensive, I relied on D, and he would put away the overhead or volley.

My serve worked well, 60ish% first serves, only 2 DF. My backhand was good, my forehand was good, volleys could be better. At the end, though, it was all fitness and movement. I think I need to drop about 5 lbs. from my frame. Strength is not a problem, it is endurance.

I've got another future next week and in the following 7 days, I'll be working hard on getting into better shape and improving.

Far from this being a setback, I see it as motivation.

Even though you lost, nice to hear about someone from MTF trying to make it to the big leagues. Best of luck for the future.

PS: You probably know this already but MTF is more of a distraction than anything so if you are serious about competing, you should get far away from posting here. :) Maybe a blog is the way to go if you still want to keep in touch.

Johnny Groove
01-08-2011, 01:10 AM
At least you won a game And you know what to work on. I am sure in some time you can win a match

Thanks Nathii :smooch:

Jon: Rome wasn't built in a day, this is just a wake-up call to see where you stand as a player, you can still do it, vamos!!

You know it :yeah:

Just keep at it matey :hug: To be even out there competing must be a thrill :bounce: I'm just happy you've identified the areas you need to work on. How did you find it mentally ? Was it possible to remain calm and focused regardless of the circumstances ? For me the mental side of things is the biggest challenge. Doing too much thinking (especially if you think ahead or trying to imagine what your opponent or spectators must be thinking) can be a killer We're all looking forward to your improved results over the next couple of tournies

Well when I was out there, the first few games I was pretty tense. After the initial tension wore off, I realized O was pretty tired. This kid was obviously academy-trained and was wearin me out. In my serve games, I would serve well, high % and directed ok with enough pace as possible. Usually, he would return neutral and we'd engage in about a 4-6 stroke rally. At this point, I'd be slowing and not able to keep up with his pace of shot. I'd be lunging, throwing up lobs, and playing D. So, I'd usually try to take the initiative early, taking his return and driving it down the line and attempting to close the net. But I missed many volleys, too slow, and caught the passing shot late :o

Mentally, I tried to keep calm. I tried to extend the time between points as much as possible, taking deep inhales and exhales and trying to get as much oxygen in my body as possible. I'd try to think strategically, but my mind and body were not in sync.

My mind says "Move to the left. Sidestep, get into position, hit the forehand down the line, he is out of position. But you'd better do it quick or that speedy kid will get to it. *forehand down the line attempted* Sidestep back to the middle, it's not a bad shot."

But then my body would say:

"Damn, I'm kinda tired. Don't get lazy with the footwork, dude! *Hoang hits forehand wicked angle cross court* Oh shit!:eek:"

:lol:

But it wasn't as bad as I'm making it to be. I did hit several nice winners, a few on the line forehands, and a sick drop shot off a drop shot ;)

Bottom line, if I am in better shape physically, it would improve my mental game awesomely. Knowing that I can last in a rally is a huge mental boost I would imagine. :shrug:

how many points did you win?

My guess would be 15-20 points :D

Go Jon go, go!
Let me know where you play next and I'll go and cheer for you. :banana:
Don't see this as a step back, all players must go through this in their careers. You learn from failure much more than from victory.
Tennis is a very demanding sport, both physically and mentally, that's why I admire pro players so much. To even compete at the level you do is a huge achievement and you should be proud. And no other player has the whole MTF behind like you do. :lol:
Vamos!!! :rocker:

Tamarace Florida, next week :cool: :aplot:

And yes you are right MTF is a huge backing of support! What I really want to do is when I get to be a top 10 or so player, try to expand the game and get jobs for MTF posters :yeah:

Who knows more about the game than us? :cool:

Even though you lost, nice to hear about someone from MTF trying to make it to the big leagues. Best of luck for the future.

PS: You probably know this already but MTF is more of a distraction than anything so if you are serious about competing, you should get far away from posting here. :) Maybe a blog is the way to go if you still want to keep in touch.

Hmmm, that is a good idea. Although, MTF is my main source of tennis info. Sad to say sure, but at the end of the day, no one is more obsessive about this game than this place. And though it is filled with trolls, it is strangely addicting. :lol:

Maybe having a fellow MTF poster trying to make it big will encourage other posters to refrain from calling a top 30 player a mug because he lost 6-7 in the 3rd. :p

delpiero7
01-08-2011, 01:16 AM
Hey Groove/Jon. Commiserations on the loss. Just goes to show how unforgiving this sport can be even at the Futures qualifying level if you're even slightly down on fitness and stamina. Hopefully when that improves then you'll begin you're ascent onto and up the rankings. :yeah:

On a side note, it's funny how we're consolatory to you, who have lost in a Futures qualifier, yet on another thread I am posting on the world #1 is getting all kinds of abuse for not being good enough. :eek:

Don't give up on the dream! All the best!

Smoke944
01-08-2011, 01:16 AM
Watch any other matches?

Johnny Groove
01-08-2011, 01:24 AM
Hey Groove/Jon. Commiserations on the loss. Just goes to show how unforgiving this sport can be even at the Futures qualifying level if you're even slightly down on fitness and stamina. Hopefully when that improves then you'll begin you're ascent onto and up the rankings. :yeah:

On a side note, it's funny how we're consolatory to you, who have lost in a Futures qualifier, yet on another thread I am posting on the world #1 is getting all kinds of abuse for not being good enough. :eek:

Don't give up on the dream! All the best!

Isn't that crazy? :lol:

Thanks man :yeah:

Watch any other matches?

No, I really didn't want to, to be honest. If I had won, definitely, but :o

Besides, I am going to college at UCF in Orlando, 4 hours from the tournament site :shrug: And I have the spring semester coming up starting Monday, so I dipped out soon after my loss :o

TMJordan
01-08-2011, 01:30 AM
Too big Hoang.

Keep up the training and your next match will be an improvement no doubt.

Mjau!
01-08-2011, 01:53 AM
Although I am righty, my game is massive topspin anyway, I wouldn't be changing a thing :p

I want to see how this kid handles 20-30 stroke rallies with me and if his technique breaks down or not.

I'm not an expert by any means, but I would imagine that this might not be the smartest tactic for someone with a fitness problem! :eek:

I was humbled, Nathii. 0-6, 1-6.

Stroke wise, we were even. The difference was fitness. I need to become an absolute beast physically. In many of the rallies we had, I felt that I wasn't quite getting into the best position. I felt as if I was a step late to the ball, and thus was not in a position to really crank my shots. As a result, my balls landed short, he took the offensive, I relied on D, and he would put away the overhead or volley.

My serve worked well, 60ish% first serves, only 2 DF. My backhand was good, my forehand was good, volleys could be better. At the end, though, it was all fitness and movement. I think I need to drop about 5 lbs. from my frame. Strength is not a problem, it is endurance.

I've got another future next week and in the following 7 days, I'll be working hard on getting into better shape and improving.

Far from this being a setback, I see it as motivation.

Are you sure lack of endurance is an adequate explanation for failing to win a game in the first set? :scratch: I wouldn't want you to jump to faulty or insufficient conclusions! :)

oranges
01-08-2011, 02:22 AM
Mjau, your input is invaluable. Perhaps you'd volunteer a match against him to boost his confidence after this loss.

Keep working and keep us updated :yeah: Experience is also important and as I understood this was your first such match. It will get better.

jmf07
01-08-2011, 02:32 AM
At least you had the experience of playing in a futures qualifier and know what areas of your game you need to work on. Good luck for your next tournament.

Mjau, your input is invaluable. Perhaps you'd volunteer a match against him to boost his confidence after this loss.

:lol:

Guy Haines
01-08-2011, 02:37 AM
Mjau, your input is invaluable. Perhaps you'd volunteer a match against him to boost his confidence after this loss.

:lol: Talking about tennis and playing it are different things. Sets can slip away before you've even found your feet when the experience is new.

Blaze, congrats on playing the tournament. I don't know if you're 420 friendly, but fitness wise, you might want to switch to baked goods (if not cut it out entirely) if you are. It'll have a big positive impact on breathing and endurance. Sacrifices.

Mjau!
01-08-2011, 03:05 AM
Mjau, your input is invaluable. Perhaps you'd volunteer a match against him to boost his confidence after this loss.

Keep working and keep us updated :yeah: Experience is also important and as I understood this was your first such match. It will get better.

I'm so glad you found my input helpful, :) but I think what Jonathan needs is more competitive matches.

Oh, and if you (Jonathan) are serious about your tennis, it is time to start training, eating & living like the professional athlete in a physically demanding sport you aspire to be!

Action Jackson
01-08-2011, 04:12 AM
Good start knowing what went wrong, there are certain things you can control and fitness is one of them. Considering tennis is a speed endurance event, have to get that side of things right, but keep going.

HarryMan
01-08-2011, 04:28 AM
All the best mate. Keep the confidence level up and keep working on your fitness. Even the best of the best get beat badly many times. Considering you are just starting out, you only have a bright future moving forward. Just keep working on the basics like your strokes, fitness, and just take positives from all matches; whether you win or lose.

Look forward to having more updates as and when you can.

hyperren
01-08-2011, 05:06 AM
Mug. :p

Kidding aside, it's nice to hear about these things... it really makes you see how tough it is just to break into the game, much less get consistent enough results to rank and even make the top tier. It's easy for those who haven't tried to attack "useless challenger mugs," but they're still leagues better than we are to get to that point.

Anyhoo, best of luck with the next Futures event, and go hit the gym! STOP POSTING! LOL.

dombrfc
01-08-2011, 06:19 AM
Past his peak and will never win a slam again :p

DartMarcus
01-08-2011, 08:02 AM
Good effort! Better luck next time! :bounce:
I would suggest that when you play a competitive match next time, try to make somebody write stats for the match, like forehand and backhand unforced errors, winners, net play stats, points won on 1st and 2nd serve. That will help you to find the area where you need to improve. It can be done on a practice match too.
Try to do more fitness in the future definitely. Like cycling, cross country and so on.
Also play matches with players of different levels of play. (mainly with ones that are better than you)
Let us know what you gonna do to get into better shape and win next time.

Jelena
01-08-2011, 08:47 AM
I was humbled, Nathii. 0-6, 1-6.

Stroke wise, we were even. The difference was fitness. I need to become an absolute beast physically. In many of the rallies we had, I felt that I wasn't quite getting into the best position. I felt as if I was a step late to the ball, and thus was not in a position to really crank my shots. As a result, my balls landed short, he took the offensive, I relied on D, and he would put away the overhead or volley.

My serve worked well, 60ish% first serves, only 2 DF. My backhand was good, my forehand was good, volleys could be better. At the end, though, it was all fitness and movement. I think I need to drop about 5 lbs. from my frame. Strength is not a problem, it is endurance.

I've got another future next week and in the following 7 days, I'll be working hard on getting into better shape and improving.

Far from this being a setback, I see it as motivation.
See it that way: You weren't worse than Fred Gil ;). Now you know where you have to work on, and as far as I know you, you will work on that, and next time (but maybe not yet next week) you will get more games and eventually win a set and a match :)

Hey Groove/Jon. Commiserations on the loss. Just goes to show how unforgiving this sport can be even at the Futures qualifying level if you're even slightly down on fitness and stamina. Hopefully when that improves then you'll begin you're ascent onto and up the rankings. :yeah:

On a side note, it's funny how we're consolatory to you, who have lost in a Futures qualifier, yet on another thread I am posting on the world #1 is getting all kinds of abuse for not being good enough. :eek:

Don't give up on the dream! All the best!
admitting faults is the first step to self-improvement ;).

jmf07
01-08-2011, 02:03 PM
If you follow this form line you are clearly better than Nadal and Federer.

Victor Hoang def Motoki Nakamura 60 60
Motoki Nakamura def Keito Okuda 63 62
Keito Okuda def Genki Yoshida 61 26 63
Genki Yoshida def Hamish Duff 62 60
Hamish Duff def Alexander Babanine 75 62
Alexander Babanine def Todd Volmari 63 61
Todd Volmari def Jordan Badenko 62 62
Jordan Badenko def Naoki Takeda 60 75
Naoki Takeda def Kieran Thompson 61 75
Kieran Thompson def Scott Puodziunas 64 76
Scott Puodziunas def Joshua Crowe 67 62 63
Joshua Crowe def Woong Sun Jun 26 64 63
Woong-Sun Jun def Alexander Peya 46 61 61
Alexander Peya def Stefan Koubek 36 76 76
Stefan Koubek def Jeremy Chardy 64 76
Jeremy Chardy def Marcos Baghdatis 76 61
Marcos Baghdatis def Rafael Nadal 64 46 64
Rafael Nadal def Roger Federer 64 76

DartMarcus
01-08-2011, 02:28 PM
If you follow this form line you are clearly better than Nadal and Federer.

Victor Hoang def Motoki Nakamura 60 60
Motoki Nakamura def Keito Okuda 63 62
Keito Okuda def Genki Yoshida 61 26 63
Genki Yoshida def Hamish Duff 62 60
Hamish Duff def Alexander Babanine 75 62
Alexander Babanine def Todd Volmari 63 61
Todd Volmari def Jordan Badenko 62 62
Jordan Badenko def Naoki Takeda 60 75
Naoki Takeda def Kieran Thompson 61 75
Kieran Thompson def Scott Puodziunas 64 76
Scott Puodziunas def Joshua Crowe 67 62 63
Joshua Crowe def Woong Sun Jun 26 64 63
Woong-Sun Jun def Alexander Peya 46 61 61
Alexander Peya def Stefan Koubek 36 76 76
Stefan Koubek def Jeremy Chardy 64 76
Jeremy Chardy def Marcos Baghdatis 76 61
Marcos Baghdatis def Rafael Nadal 64 46 64
Rafael Nadal def Roger Federer 64 76

:haha: :haha: :haha:
How long did your research take? :worship:

Chiseller
01-08-2011, 03:06 PM
:lol: great list, jmf07

Allez
01-08-2011, 06:29 PM
Bottom line, if I am in better shape physically, it would improve my mental game awesomely. Knowing that I can last in a rally is a huge mental boost I would imagine. :shrug:

Too true. Even the simple knowledge that you're in top shape physically allows you to be that much more confident. Strangley you find that you do not have to try all that hard and there is nothing you have to compensate for. You can then take your focus away from the physical aspect of the game and like you say focus on your strategy and on each moment knowing your body will always back you up 100%. Your focus is then not diluted. The leverage that fitness gives you cannot be underestimated. It goes beyond the simple endurance test and it's a self serving positive loop. When you're confident you can try things you wouldn't dream of trying otherwise all the while gaining more and more confidence.

Whilst there is no substitute for pre match fitness, if during a match you find that you're not as fit as you could be I've heard it said you can still fool your body into thinking that it is in top shape. However there are huge risks with that approach. It's like trying to take a quantum leap and you can fool your body so long before your mind gravitates back to what it is used to. The moment you slip and shift your focus to the fact you are in fact not as fit as you could be (even subconscioulsy), you'll come crashing down and pick up a nasty injury or two along the way. So yeah..At your level fitness is an absolute must. Like you so correctly put it getting fit is nothing more than training your body to be in sync with what your mind wants to accomplish.

I saw your opponent's practice vid and he has a lot of pace behind his shots. I do wonder though how he would handle an unconventional type of play...slice, dinks, drop shots, loopy balls here and there etc. Seems to me he's the kind of player who feeds off the perfect ball :shrug:

navy75
01-08-2011, 07:11 PM
Groove Dude, congrats on having the guts to get out there and go for it. If you don't mind me saying, it sounds like you are severely lacking in quality match play (as Mjau alluded to). If you are able to routinely play tremendous competition in practice matches, then a futures match like this is just another match. Your opponent has probably played a thousand matches like this at his academy and thus it was just a routine match for him, while you were filled with nerves and anxiety from the lack of experience at this level. Good luck next week, and do find some solid contemporaries to play against if you can!

rocketassist
01-09-2011, 03:27 AM
All the best champ. It'll take time but it'll be worth it :yeah:

Tzar
01-09-2011, 08:35 AM
haha this is funny.

I looked up your name on FB "Jonathan Morgan" and then realized we've played on the tennis on campus tournaments a couple of times.

I remember a single match last year at the Knightro Cup, to be exact.

Good Luck man.

Johnny Groove
01-09-2011, 01:50 PM
Thanks for all the support and kind words, people :D

haha this is funny.

I looked up your name on FB "Jonathan Morgan" and then realized we've played on the tennis on campus tournaments a couple of times.

I remember a single match last year at the Knightro Cup, to be exact.

Good Luck man.

Have we really? :lol:

What school do you go to?

Tzar
01-09-2011, 07:22 PM
Thanks for all the support and kind words, people :D



Have we really? :lol:

What school do you go to?

USF. I'm usually on the B team.

we played your team in Gainesville this year too but I was playing doubles and If I recall correctly you were playing singles. we won both doubles like 8-1 and 8-2 and then lost both singles 8-1 and 8-0 or some crazy shit like that lol

Johnny Groove
01-11-2011, 01:46 AM
Hey MTF.

After losing 0-6, 1-6 on Friday, I drove back up 3.5 hours to Orlando, got drunk and high as fuuuuuuuuuuuuck that night and had an epiphany:

"Damn it, if I really want to do this, I need to get my shit together."

And the past few days I've been training, got another future this coming weekend. My goal this weekend is not results-oriented, but to play better. To improve. And the results will come.

Hey, even Federer lost 7 straight matches to start his pro career :p

USF. I'm usually on the B team.

we played your team in Gainesville this year too but I was playing doubles and If I recall correctly you were playing singles. we won both doubles like 8-1 and 8-2 and then lost both singles 8-1 and 8-0 or some crazy shit like that lol

At the UF Gator Bowl? Hmmmmm. I think I remember that one. I did work in that singles and we advanced past you guys, but then we got beat badly by the UF A team :lol:

You said you recall playing me last year in Knightro Cup? :scratch:

Allez
01-11-2011, 01:52 AM
My goal this weekend is not results-oriented, but to play better. To improve. And the results will come.

That is wisdom speaking right there :worship: Funny how everything sorts itself out in your mind after a few pints eh ?

barbadosan
01-11-2011, 01:53 AM
Hey MTF.

After losing 0-6, 1-6 on Friday, I drove back up 3.5 hours to Orlando, got drunk and high as fuuuuuuuuuuuuck that night and had an epiphany:

"Damn it, if I really want to do this, I need to get my shit together."

And the past few days I've been training, got another future this coming weekend. My goal this weekend is not results-oriented, but to play better. To improve. And the results will come.

Hey, even Federer lost 7 straight matches to start his pro career :p



:hug: Sorry you didn't do as well as you'd hoped, but hang in there :)

Johnny Groove
01-11-2011, 02:22 AM
:lol: Talking about tennis and playing it are different things. Sets can slip away before you've even found your feet when the experience is new.

Blaze, congrats on playing the tournament. I don't know if you're 420 friendly, but fitness wise, you might want to switch to baked goods (if not cut it out entirely) if you are. It'll have a big positive impact on breathing and endurance. Sacrifices.

Oh yeah.

When I was 17, I went to Vienna, people to people sports ambassadors. I recall my Dad going into debt to send me to Austria. He told me: "no damn way I was gonna let you miss that trip."

The 9 days there were awesome. However, when I returned in early July 2007, I picked up a left knee injury :o Shortly after I began smoking weed, 420 friendly, as you refer to it, and my life began to spiral out of control for a few years actually. I've been trying to quit for a few years, but I keep telling myself "I'll quit when my injuries heal", since pain and not being able to play was why I started smoking in the first place.

Ironically, I felt my hip pop back into place about 10 mins before I played Hoang last week, and I haven't been able to move this well since I was 17! No pain, a quick loss, but now I'm feelin' pretty good, no injury, and thus, no smoking for the past few days :yeah: I also don't plan on resuming until after my career is over :smoke:

If you follow this form line you are clearly better than Nadal and Federer.

Victor Hoang def Motoki Nakamura 60 60
Motoki Nakamura def Keito Okuda 63 62
Keito Okuda def Genki Yoshida 61 26 63
Genki Yoshida def Hamish Duff 62 60
Hamish Duff def Alexander Babanine 75 62
Alexander Babanine def Todd Volmari 63 61
Todd Volmari def Jordan Badenko 62 62
Jordan Badenko def Naoki Takeda 60 75
Naoki Takeda def Kieran Thompson 61 75
Kieran Thompson def Scott Puodziunas 64 76
Scott Puodziunas def Joshua Crowe 67 62 63
Joshua Crowe def Woong Sun Jun 26 64 63
Woong-Sun Jun def Alexander Peya 46 61 61
Alexander Peya def Stefan Koubek 36 76 76
Stefan Koubek def Jeremy Chardy 64 76
Jeremy Chardy def Marcos Baghdatis 76 61
Marcos Baghdatis def Rafael Nadal 64 46 64
Rafael Nadal def Roger Federer 64 76

:lol:

That is wisdom speaking right there :worship: Funny how everything sorts itself out in your mind after a few pints eh ?

If by "a few pints" you mean "several shots of vodka, a couple mixed drinks, a few beers, and a shot of bourbon" then yes :yeah:

:hug: Sorry you didn't do as well as you'd hoped, but hang in there :)

Thanks :hug:

hyperren
01-11-2011, 02:45 AM
Hey MTF.

After losing 0-6, 1-6 on Friday, I drove back up 3.5 hours to Orlando, got drunk and high as fuuuuuuuuuuuuck that night and had an epiphany:

"Damn it, if I really want to do this, I need to get my shit together."

You should probably start by no longer getting "drunk and high as fuuuuuuuuuuuuck." :lol:

paseo
01-11-2011, 02:50 AM
What a mug, this Groove Dude.

But seriously, I envy you being able to play tournaments like that. Wish I could do it. All the best in the future, Man.

Tzar
01-11-2011, 05:21 AM
Hey MTF.

After losing 0-6, 1-6 on Friday, I drove back up 3.5 hours to Orlando, got drunk and high as fuuuuuuuuuuuuck that night and had an epiphany:

"Damn it, if I really want to do this, I need to get my shit together."

And the past few days I've been training, got another future this coming weekend. My goal this weekend is not results-oriented, but to play better. To improve. And the results will come.

Hey, even Federer lost 7 straight matches to start his pro career :p



At the UF Gator Bowl? Hmmmmm. I think I remember that one. I did work in that singles and we advanced past you guys, but then we got beat badly by the UF A team :lol:

You said you recall playing me last year in Knightro Cup? :scratch:

Yes, in UF you beat either Robby (a really skinny dude with a terrific backhand) or Zach (a really tall kid with an awesome serve/forehand and one handed backhand) on my team.

and yes, Knightro cup last year. I remember you had a puerto rico, or a texas bandana in your bag. Can't remember.

It was a singles match, I was playing pretty ugly cause' my ankle was hurting really bad. There was a lot of wind. I ended up winning like 6-4 or something.

Are you going to FGCU?

Johnny Groove
01-11-2011, 02:31 PM
You should probably start by no longer getting "drunk and high as fuuuuuuuuuuuuck." :lol:

Well that goes w/o saying :p

What a mug, this Groove Dude.

But seriously, I envy you being able to play tournaments like that. Wish I could do it. All the best in the future, Man.

:yeah:

Yes, in UF you beat either Robby (a really skinny dude with a terrific backhand) or Zach (a really tall kid with an awesome serve/forehand and one handed backhand) on my team.

and yes, Knightro cup last year. I remember you had a puerto rico, or a texas bandana in your bag. Can't remember.

It was a singles match, I was playing pretty ugly cause' my ankle was hurting really bad. There was a lot of wind. I ended up winning like 6-4 or something.

Are you going to FGCU?

You beat me? :eek: I definitely do not recall losing to anyone on FGCU :p

And my bag has a Haitian flag and an American flag on it :p As for me going to FGCU in a few weeks, possibly, I'm not sure. But if I do, we gotta play :armed:

allpro
01-11-2011, 02:39 PM
if you want to play competitively you need to cut out the green, completely.

Nathaliia
01-11-2011, 02:42 PM
Yes, this is why El Aynaoui finally retired.

Tzar
01-11-2011, 06:58 PM
Well that goes w/o saying :p



:yeah:



You beat me? :eek: I definitely do not recall losing to anyone on FGCU :p

And my bag has a Haitian flag and an American flag on it :p As for me going to FGCU in a few weeks, possibly, I'm not sure. But if I do, we gotta play :armed:

It was on UCF last year. And yes I definitely beat you. Especially since you're the one with the flags on his bags. I beat you 64 on the first singles and then we crossed singles and I beat the other kid 60.

Add me on fb www.Facebook.com/jsimonovis413

Johnny Groove
01-12-2011, 03:12 AM
It was on UCF last year. And yes I definitely beat you. Especially since you're the one with the flags on his bags. I beat you 64 on the first singles and then we crossed singles and I beat the other kid 60.

Add me on fb www.Facebook.com/jsimonovis413

Oh yeaaaaa I remember now. Yeah I remember you beat me. It might have been 6-3 tho :scratch: Some tough rallies we had in that one I recall.

out_here_grindin
01-12-2011, 04:33 AM
Haoung got beat 6-3 6-1 in the 2nd round. Unfortunately you will likely play an even better opponent in the next future. But with one match experience you will have a good idea what to expect.

Tzar
01-12-2011, 06:00 PM
Oh yeaaaaa I remember now. Yeah I remember you beat me. It might have been 6-3 tho :scratch: Some tough rallies we had in that one I recall.

Yes, it might have been 6-3. I suck at remembering scores. and it was over a year ago haha.

Yes, i also remember that the wind was being a freaking bitch and that I could barely move because of my ankle. I was trying to end the points quickly going for the lines, and somehow you kept getting all the balls back. I was mad, sorry if I was a bitch to you :lol:

Nathaliia
01-12-2011, 06:32 PM
which mod moved my thread?
I suspect Snowwy did

nobody else goes to the futures forum :mad:

Johnny Groove
01-12-2011, 06:39 PM
Haoung got beat 6-3 6-1 in the 2nd round. Unfortunately you will likely play an even better opponent in the next future. But with one match experience you will have a good idea what to expect.

Yep. I just look at it all as a learning experience, dude. A loss is nothing more than an opportunity to learn why you lost.

Yes, it might have been 6-3. I suck at remembering scores. and it was over a year ago haha.

Yes, i also remember that the wind was being a freaking bitch and that I could barely move because of my ankle. I was trying to end the points quickly going for the lines, and somehow you kept getting all the balls back. I was mad, sorry if I was a bitch to you :lol:

It's all good man, maybe we'll have a rematch at FGCU in a few weeks :yeah:

which mod moved my thread?
I suspect Snowwy did

nobody else goes to the futures forum :mad:

:hug:

Bullsheets, I know. Maybe they'll move me to the challenger forum by the end of the year :p

Tzar
01-12-2011, 08:41 PM
what team are you on?

I'll be on the C team this time.

Nathaliia
01-12-2011, 08:43 PM
Tzar will you also play futures?

Tzar
01-13-2011, 03:22 AM
No, I'm very self-conscious of my level.

I only play USTA Tennis on Campus. Is inter-university tennis. We travel all over florida playing in tournaments against other florida schools. I've played Groove Dude once already.

It's a pretty high level of competition, but I'm not good enough to make a future MD.

DartMarcus
01-13-2011, 08:05 AM
Could anybody find 2011 summer futures schedule? I found only schedule til april or may.

Johnny Groove
01-13-2011, 02:10 PM
what team are you on?

I'll be on the C team this time.

Not sure. We had our first practice of the semester last night, lots of new people, we'll see.

Could anybody find 2011 summer futures schedule? I found only schedule til april or may.

http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/2011%20Mens%20Calendar%20-%201st%209%20monthsv2.pdf

This is the American schedule :shrug:

Jelena
01-13-2011, 04:54 PM
Could anybody find 2011 summer futures schedule? I found only schedule til april or may.
ITF will release the tournament schedule for the latter months later this year. They always do it that way.

Johnny Groove
01-14-2011, 02:30 AM
I play at 11 AM tomorrow.

http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/qualifying_draw46.PDF

hyperren
01-14-2011, 05:34 PM
Good luck!

Johnny Groove
01-15-2011, 02:57 AM
Wow.

0-6, 0-6. Won about 10 points.

Things that need improvement:

Footwork, movement, ball tracking, endurance, footwork and reaction time on returns, backhand technique, and serve technique. My forehand was ok :yeah:

Wholesale improvement needed. No more futures for a while.

2o1QMSwDYU8

Tzar
01-15-2011, 02:51 PM
you drove all the way to Tamarac to play a futue :eek:

hyperren
01-24-2011, 05:10 PM
you drove all the way to Tamarac to play a futue :eek:

AND get double-bagel'd. :p

Johnny Groove
01-24-2011, 07:19 PM
Trials and tribulations, is all.

coasterman9
01-24-2011, 07:57 PM
Trials and tribulations, is all.

Good luck in your next futures.

Tenisci
02-18-2011, 09:01 AM
Wow.

0-6, 0-6. Won about 10 points.

Things that need improvement:

Footwork, movement, ball tracking, endurance, footwork and reaction time on returns, backhand technique, and serve technique. My forehand was ok :yeah:

Wholesale improvement needed. No more futures for a while.

2o1QMSwDYU8

You should go on, don't quit.