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Miami R1: Grandpa Schuettler orders kiddie Harrison to make him a sandwhich 7-5, 6-2

abraxas21
03-25-2011, 03:32 AM
Rainer is over 16 older than Ryan. He'll be 35 next month. Give it up for the oldest bloke in the top 100!

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Jacques_Ukraine
03-25-2011, 03:34 AM
The oldest is not the weakest!

tennisfan856
03-25-2011, 03:36 AM
great result for tennis.

Mungo
03-25-2011, 03:40 AM
Young is the real deal! no, it's Harrison! no, it's...Bogomolov???!!!:yeah:

abraxas21
03-25-2011, 03:41 AM
why did the admins change the thread title? no sense of humour here

Clay Death
03-25-2011, 03:42 AM
so much for harrison snatching slams left and right. he will be very lucky to make top 20 at the current rate.

i admire the spirit but i just dont see it happening for him.

Voo de Mar
03-25-2011, 03:42 AM
Surprise?
I don't think so, tennis is a very complex discipline, to be in the Top 20 or Top 10 you have to deal not only with different surfaces but also with very different styles of play. Harrison beat at Indian Wells similar players (Chardy, Garcia-Lopez, Raonic) who try to get many points with a quick "serve & forehand" combination and play flat strokes from both wings, so their margin of error is quite big. I didn't see the match but I suppose Schuettler was trying to keep the ball in play and it was the key to Harrison's self-destruction.

v-money
03-25-2011, 03:44 AM
why did the admins change the thread title? no sense of humour here

It should have been Grandpa Schuttler beats young Harrison 7-5, 6-2...with his walking cane. I don't know how this old guy keeps doing it. I wouldn't be surprised if he finishes the year in the top 100 again.

abraxas21
03-25-2011, 03:48 AM
you know it's a mug era when a 34 year old man who was never that good in the first place can still be in the top 100.

no wonder the quality of the current era has driven guys like thomas muster to grab the racquet again. they know they can win something given the mugginess of today's era.

tennisfan856
03-25-2011, 03:54 AM
No surprise here either, chardy and ggl are playing like byes for players nowadays. Harrison got lucky in IW and Rainer shows him how far away he truly is.

Dini
03-25-2011, 03:58 AM
I don't think his performance in IW was overrated, but he had more pressure in Miami to follow up from that performance and it's quite typical to see young players not dealing well with expectations. I'm sure he was hyped up quite a bit coming into the tournament.

Schuettler also had a point to prove. Nothing much better for a veteran tennis player than to be able to assert his authority against the up and coming guys who think they can swing freely and get victories left and right. I'm sure he played with extra motivation today.

Filo V.
03-25-2011, 04:01 AM
Not a surprising result. Night+humidity+already slow court=horrible conditions for Harrison. And knowing Rainer he probably counterpunched Ryan's shots a lot and kept him off balance, and Ryan made tons of errors. Also Rainer is a better returner than all 3 of Raonic/GGL/Chardy, so he's going to get more serves back and force Ryan to play, and he's still a bit erratic at this point in his development. Lastly, the weight of expectations on Ryan from IW potentially could have been weighing on his psyche. But we all have to remember he's only still a kid, and will only keep improving from here.

Great to see Rainer getting some good results when some on this forum wrote him off :yeah:

samjones
03-25-2011, 04:02 AM
It doesn't really change anything for Ryan. He's still a very good player who will be a top 100 player by fall and a top 50 by this time next year. Losing this type of match is part of the maturing process. Schuettler knows that.

fast_clay
03-25-2011, 04:12 AM
this old bone rattler, 'the kraut meister' schuettler is an evergreen... all pro this guy...

if harrison had a decent coach, he'd tell harrison to go have a shower, shit and shave then write a 5000 word essay on why he should be appreciative of the quality time him and the old kraut spent together... as well as 25 points of what he learnt for the creaking old dog..

gindyo
03-25-2011, 04:15 AM
And another one gone, and another one gone Another one bites the dust ...
The young guns fall like flies at this tournament

alfonsojose
03-25-2011, 04:20 AM
Just one year younger than me, and he still fights :hearts: :kiss: love u baby. Tennis is going to be boring without you :inlove:

n8
03-25-2011, 04:28 AM
Rainer is over 16 older than Ryan. He'll be 35 next month. Give it up for the oldest bloke in the top 100!

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Fixed. I like both players so was happy either way.

Nice work Schuettler! Plays Simon next who beat him in Indian Wells a fortnight ago. After Miami he will probably play random hard court Challengers until Roland Garros.

out_here_grindin
03-25-2011, 04:30 AM
The kids didn't show up fro Miami

GlennMirnyi
03-25-2011, 04:37 AM
What a joke of a tournament.

Henry Chinaski
03-25-2011, 04:39 AM
gotta respect the old guy when you see clowns younger than him retiring then heading off to pick up easy bucks on the Has-been Tour

Björki
03-25-2011, 07:24 AM
:eek:

Rainer :worship:

Ad Wim
03-25-2011, 08:08 AM
Wow, this is a terrible defeat for Ryan.

Blackbriar
03-25-2011, 08:17 AM
the next youngster to win a grand slam is not for tomorrow.

LawrenceOfTennis
03-25-2011, 08:17 AM
Don't even have any idea how he managed to lose to Schuettler......especially after that good run in IW.

samanosuke
03-25-2011, 08:17 AM
:haha::haha:

fran70
03-25-2011, 12:43 PM
Inspite of he is probably the best project of US tennis Ryan still has a lot to learn. Rainer:worship:

Orka_n
03-25-2011, 01:01 PM
Terrible tourney for the youngsters.

Back at it Ryan.

timafi
03-25-2011, 01:32 PM
good riddance you punk:wavey::wavey::wavey:

but-it's-ok
03-25-2011, 02:24 PM
I don't think his performance in IW was overrated, but he had more pressure in Miami to follow up from that performance and it's quite typical to see young players not dealing well with expectations. I'm sure he was hyped up quite a bit coming into the tournament.

Schuettler also had a point to prove. Nothing much better for a veteran tennis player than to be able to assert his authority against the up and coming guys who think they can swing freely and get victories left and right. I'm sure he played with extra motivation today.

Exactly!;)

tennizen
03-25-2011, 02:51 PM
Terrible tourney for the youngsters.



Probably they are yet to learn how to adjust quickly in back-back tournaments.

RIboy
03-25-2011, 03:22 PM
Shitler :yeah:

Sapeod
03-25-2011, 06:47 PM
Great win Rainer! Some extra needed points :yeah:
Rainer can still play brilliant tennis, he's just very good at losing tough matches. Hopefully, he somehow changes that and wins more matches now...would be great to see him (at 36 onwards) still playing and in the top 100....

Sillyrabbit
03-25-2011, 06:51 PM
A result you'd expect, but :sad: Thought Harrison could sneak the first set if he didn't get broken early.

ibreak4coffee
03-25-2011, 06:52 PM
Harrison is done. What an overhyped no talent mug. He's never going to amount to anything (insert whatever else MTF regularly uses to describe ONE loss)

Blackbriar
03-25-2011, 06:56 PM
Harrison is done. What an overhyped no talent mug. He's never going to amount to anything (insert whatever else MTF regularly uses to describe ONE loss)

You should know there are only 3 good players in the world and all others are mugs/clowns/chokers. And even these 3 are qualified as mugs by the other 2 fans :)

abraxas21
03-25-2011, 07:00 PM
Schuettler in his forties could still beat overrated mugs like Harrison in the ATP

Sapeod
03-25-2011, 07:04 PM
Schuettler in his forties could still beat overrated mugs like Harrison in the ATP
I doubt it, but considering how fit Rainer is (he rarely retires from matches and plays a lot of tournaments every year) he is doing very well at his age and could keep on doing well for a few more years.

timafi
03-25-2011, 07:09 PM
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l249/shiut555/obamafp.png

this ain't the clay court season Harrison :tape: :tape:

abraxas21
06-07-2011, 02:26 AM
Today grandpa' sent bobby to the cleaners in queen's.

i could say that grandpa at his forties could routine these young mugs if it weren't so ironically true that rainer is actually quite close to reaching 40.