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Martin Verkerk cheering thread

07-04-2003, 04:40 PM
Good luck Martin in Switzerland.

07-04-2003, 04:40 PM
BTW any Martin fan here?

07-08-2003, 12:12 PM
I like Martin. ( see my signature). Got any pictures?

07-08-2003, 01:36 PM
I have a picture of Verkerk on my conputer, I made it myself... but I can post it here :confused: Because...
1) the file is too big
2) I've also problems with posting other pics...

07-08-2003, 01:50 PM
Anyone have his schedule?

07-11-2003, 12:10 PM
He's playing in the Dutch Open and the two masters series.
I suspect he'll play Indianappolis because he got to the qs last year.

07-17-2003, 04:37 AM
Martin Is Awesome. I was a ballgirl for him last november at a challenger, and it was sooo weird to turn on the frnch open final knowing that someone I handed tennis balls to less than a year ago was in it!

He's quiet, but he's very nice

07-20-2003, 10:21 AM
Martin Is Awesome. I was a ballgirl for him last november at a challenger, and it was sooo weird to turn on the frnch open final knowing that someone I handed tennis balls to less than a year ago was in it!

He's quiet, but he's very nice

You were so lucky.

07-20-2003, 10:21 AM
He's playing in the Dutch Open and the two masters series.
I suspect he'll play Indianappolis because he got to the qs last year.

he won't play in Indianapollis

07-21-2003, 06:40 AM
Martin is playing in Holland in 75K. :rolleyes:

07-23-2003, 06:52 AM
Martin won his first match in two sets.

07-24-2003, 12:01 PM
Is this on clay? He really should have played Indianappolis.

07-25-2003, 08:02 AM
Yes it's on clay.

He is in the QF.

07-29-2003, 01:02 PM
Any other news, Wojtek??

08-01-2003, 11:23 AM
He will play two events TMS before US Open

08-01-2003, 01:50 PM
I meant aboot the challenger event; did he win? I can't find the thread.

08-01-2003, 02:03 PM
Yes he won. :bounce: He is back to 15 in the ranking. (Entry)

08-14-2003, 09:01 AM
Martin is out of form. To very early exit in TMS. :sad:

08-14-2003, 09:02 AM
Sam do you have internet problem? I know you are using computer in school.

08-15-2003, 01:52 PM
What do you mean?
I have very limited internet access. When I'm at school I get about 5 hours a week. At the moment I go to the library and when i can afford it, internet cafes, so only get about 2-3 hours a week.

08-15-2003, 01:54 PM
Martin won a match in Montreal, over Sargisan, then lost to Kucera in 2 tiebreaks. He also lost 1st round Cincinatti. Let's hope he plays better @ the US Open.

08-17-2003, 08:32 AM
I hope he will better in US. His season after RG is one side downhill.

08-19-2003, 12:17 PM
After a good tournament usually comes a slump for an unexperienced player like martin.

08-22-2003, 12:35 PM
Here is Martin's part of the draw where he is seeded 16th:

Ferreira(Seed) V Miranda
Ginepri V Ferrer
Yim v Todd Martin
Bogomolov (WC) V VERKERK.

I think that getting to the 3rd round would be an excellent result, especially with old Martin lurking around.

08-26-2003, 02:34 PM
Martin won his first match. The score was 7-6, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6, 1-0 retired.
He plays Todd Martin in the next round.

08-28-2003, 12:34 PM
It's getting a little lonely round here!!
Martin plays Todd Martin tonight. He and raemon Sluiter are alsoplaying doubles. They won their first round match 6-4,6-2 over Martin/Massu.

08-28-2003, 12:35 PM
BTW, in the 2nd round they play the no.8 seeds Damn/ Suk. Good luck, guys!!

09-06-2003, 01:42 PM
Martin is out of both singles and doubles. Here is an interview link:

Whew, that was long!!

09-25-2003, 03:49 PM
Martin was in the second round in shanghai, leading by a set,but had to pull out because of a stomach injury.
Get better soon!

09-29-2003, 03:26 PM
Martin had to withdraw from Tokyo. :sad:

10-06-2003, 04:05 PM
His next tournie is the TMS in madrid.

10-20-2003, 03:44 PM
Martin is playing in Basle this week, where he is seeded 7th. he has a very tough match against Heman though in the first round. Good luck, Martin!

10-21-2003, 08:32 AM
Martin had only 3 events this year where he won 2 matches in one event :o

Milan , rome and RG.

10-21-2003, 03:06 PM
What about the clay court challenger he won in amsterdam??

He and Blake play the top seeds in dubs tomorrow. Good luck!

10-23-2003, 04:06 PM
Martin lost to Tim Henman quite easily. :sad:

However...............he and James Blake beat the top seeds in their first round doubles match 6-3, 7-5. The Bryan brothers were well beaten. In the next round they play Humphries and Meklein.
Go guys!! :)

10-30-2003, 04:41 PM
Martin is in round 3 of Paris; he beat dominik Hrbaty. :) He next plays Roger Federer, which is winnable, especially after the shock upset iof the world number 1!

10-31-2003, 12:41 PM
to bad he lost to Federer 7-6 6-7 6-7 he was so close!!!
But i want to congratulate him with his birthday he becomes 25 today.. don't know if I wrote it right I'm sorry (not used to write english)

11-01-2003, 02:41 PM
Hi :wavey:
Martin was so close. :devil:

11-27-2003, 02:00 PM
Martin is going to play in an exhibition in Hong Kong at the start fo next year. It is a mixed event, so Martin will be playing some mixed doubles :D .

01-04-2004, 08:34 PM
Hi everybody, I just made a registration..
But I'm also a major Martin Verkerk fan, I think it was wonderfull how he just managed to get in de finals in Roland Garros..
I hope everybody feels the same..
Well I'll see you all later.. bye bye xxx Claire

01-10-2004, 01:10 PM
Martina lost in the HK singles tournie; however, he and Elena Dementieva beat Martina Navratilova and Roger Federer 8-5.

01-14-2004, 12:39 PM
Martin has rediscovere his form! :woohoo: He is in to the sydney quarters after winning a tough match against Max myrini in R2. In R1 he beat Wayne Arthurs :D

Next he plays another big server, Mark Philippoussis. Go Martin!

01-15-2004, 04:14 PM
Martin is in to the semi-finals!!! :clap2: :woohoo:
He had a great win over Mark Phillipoussis 6-4, 7-6 and in the next round plays lleyton Hewitt.
Go Martin!

01-16-2004, 06:41 AM
Ooohhhh Martin isn't in the finals he gave up the match against Leyton Hewit.
Because he were dizzy and he didn't feel well. :-(
I hope he'll get far in the Australian Open..

01-17-2004, 07:58 AM
dizziness, that's odd?!?

01-17-2004, 08:44 AM
Yeah I know...
And have you heard about Carlos Moya.
He also gave up the match against Leyton Hewit...
So Leyton Hewit has won the tournament in Sydney...

xxx Claire :wavey:

01-18-2004, 08:08 PM
I don't know if it is said before in this tread or somewhere else, but I heard today that Martin Verkerk probably isn't able to play in Melbourne Australian Open.. *dissapionted*

01-20-2004, 09:53 AM
So I heard something about him, but did he play or not??

01-20-2004, 10:41 AM
Yeah he played the game but he lost it...
He only won 1 set...
Too bad...but I also respect him that Martin played despite hiss sickness...

01-20-2004, 03:08 PM
Yeah I'm proud of my dutch guys lol

02-07-2004, 02:48 PM
Martin won his first match in the Davis Cup!

02-12-2004, 03:41 PM
Martin won both his singles matches in the Davis Cup match against Holland, 4 setters. He and haarhuis lost the dubs because Haarhuis retired. Well done. martin! More wins= more confidence :D

02-12-2004, 03:44 PM
Martin beat Sanguinetti 7-6, 6-4 in the first round of his defence of his title in Italy. A very good win against a dangerous floater.

02-18-2004, 09:54 AM
Martin lost in the first round of the Rotterdam tournament :sad: :mad: , a vert tight match against Niemenen.

03-01-2004, 02:10 PM
He plays in scottsdale this week. He's the number 2 seed and plays a qualifier. He must win some matches here!!!!

03-01-2004, 05:30 PM
and he plays double. together with john... :)

03-06-2004, 01:07 PM
Martin got to the quarters of the scottsdale tournie. He lost to Victor Hanescu, which i think is a pretty bad loss; however, he did have to finsih his second round match earlier in the day.

03-07-2004, 11:22 AM
No excuse, really. Victor Hanescu is a poor player, but he is improving for sure. But he lost to Kiefer in the semis, so that is not good either. A consistent top 20 player should beat Hanescu, in my opinion.

03-26-2004, 01:05 PM
Ah well, everybody has a bad day once in a while right?

04-14-2004, 07:54 AM
Martin was playing very good against Ferrero, i was hopefully he brings the game to a good end. I was very unhappy at sunday

04-21-2004, 12:20 PM
Martin won his first round match in monte carlo!

04-21-2004, 05:54 PM
but he lost the second round against ljubicic :(

04-21-2004, 05:56 PM
oh. i just recognized that martin kicked out portas *grrr*

05-01-2004, 01:33 PM
Martin is in to the Munich semis :woohoo:

05-01-2004, 05:51 PM
so great...

05-01-2004, 05:56 PM
You mean the final!!!! :D :D

05-03-2004, 08:43 AM
Martin played very good! Davydenko was standing 2.5 meters near the baseline. That is the reason why Martin has so little aces. But he is coming up and hopefully he plays well in Rome against Martin!

05-03-2004, 12:48 PM
Martin against Martin, haha!
It's funny though, Martin vs. Verkerk.


05-03-2004, 06:15 PM
sounds really funny. in the first moment i read it i was like...h?????? :)

05-30-2004, 09:52 AM
Sad that he went out vs Hewitt. He's a great guy... unlike Hewitt ;)

05-30-2004, 11:45 AM
I really dont like Hewitt's behavior on court. I'll never deny his strength, he runs for every point he can get, but he is so annoying. If I hear his 'Come on' once more I think I'll have to kill him. :devil: ;)
It's sad for Verkerk, he had some trouble with his leg in the doubles match on Friday but he continued playing. Well, there's nothing left to loose for him. No more pressure.

05-30-2004, 05:26 PM
I'm sad Martin lost, but I still really like Lleyton :)

06-20-2004, 09:18 PM
Martin will play at the dutch open in Amersfoort and the challenger in Hilversum, aswell as the LSI masters in Rotterdam.

(oh, we have to start saving money here... ;) )

Aleksa's Laydee
07-16-2004, 04:07 PM
Dutch Open, Amersfoort

M. Verkerk 1 7 6 :bounce: :yeah:
D.Sanchez 6 6 4

07-17-2004, 01:11 PM
Martin in to final :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
07-17-2004, 01:49 PM
wahoooooooo :D:D:D:D:D:D:D yeah martin...well done...good luck in the final!!!

07-17-2004, 04:35 PM
In the final against Gonzo - Good luck martin!!!! :bigclap:

07-19-2004, 11:03 AM
martin rocks!!!

07-21-2004, 11:07 AM
is Marting going to play in Toronto TMS ?
if so should he play in qualies ??

07-21-2004, 02:57 PM
Martin in qualies of a TMS? :confused: I think he's automatically accepted with his ranking :p... According to his official site ( he is supposed to play Toronto.

07-22-2004, 02:19 AM
if he want play this tournament he must play in qualification. look in entry list - i don`t see verkerk

Q entry deadline 5 july. in Q can play top 28 players+4 WC. look in atp ranking from 5 july - verkerk occupy five place (after ancic, mayer, enqvist and volandri).

07-22-2004, 07:26 AM
Well...then he is playing qualies... Might be cuz they made the entry list a while ago when Verkerk just lost his top 50 position after RG... Cuz since his Amersfoort win last week, he is top 50 again.

07-22-2004, 07:57 AM
hes a great player.. i love his game. good luck to him!

07-23-2004, 09:17 PM
As for Martin playing Toronto.. he cancelled his Toronto plans.. This week, he already had to gave his second round opponent in the Hilversum Challenger a walkover cuz of a chest/shoulder muscle injury. Now it seems he won't be playing TMS Toronto either.. :sad:

07-23-2004, 09:20 PM
They will make a new photo of the muscle over two weeks to see if he can play at the olympic games...fingers crossed!

02-28-2005, 05:48 AM
When he will come back?

02-28-2005, 11:02 AM
I thought somewhere in April... He recently announced that he was gonna postpone his comeback another month, because he has an inflammation somewhere around his collarbone. The operation was succesful though, so he should come back around April...

05-04-2005, 07:49 AM
any news?

05-04-2005, 09:18 AM
As far as I know he had some surgery done on the same shoulder again at the 28th of March. If and only if the whole thing was a success he MIGHT be playing again after about 4 months (according to the man himself). So it's all just guessing at this stage I think...
That's the only news I heard, don't know if any of the other (more diehard maybe ;))dutchies heard something.
Hope that helps :)

07-05-2005, 12:12 AM
OMG, is this already long... It feels like ages that Verkerk is already out due to these stupid injuries. I miss him! :sobbing:

07-07-2005, 09:54 PM
He won't play in Amersfoort nor the US Open. His first goal is the Australian Open, according to some papers earlier this week.

07-22-2005, 04:24 PM
He won't play in Amersfoort nor the US Open. His first goal is the Australian Open, according to some papers earlier this week.
*sigh* :sobbing:

It would be awesome to have him back, even though he lacked good results since his RG final appearance surprise, he was very interesting to watch for me because he showed lots of emotions, I was a big fan of his great serve, had quite a powerful overall game :yeah:

07-30-2005, 08:43 PM
Yes Martin come back!
Sry,i dont want to read the complete thread,but whats happen exactly to him??
No chance for Us Open?

07-31-2005, 08:17 AM
As far as i know he is still recovering from the 2 shoulder-operations he had done. He said on telly that he was not going to be able to play this year so he is trying to get back for the US Open.

07-31-2005, 10:40 AM
for the Australian Open, isn't it?

07-31-2005, 11:04 AM
Oh yeah, that's what i meant.

10-10-2005, 10:37 PM
Time is passing and passing and passing meanwhile... now we already have October... I hope Verkerk could already practise again and that he has a date of return in sight!

When somebody has any info upon how he is doing, I would appreciate it very much!! :)

10-23-2005, 10:29 PM
He's comming back in 2006!!! :) Expect to see him at the Australian Open for sure!!!! :D
I read in an article last week that he is training fully at the moment and everything is OK again with his shoulder! He could play tournaments right now, but he decided to train some more before making a comeback as it's the end of the season anyway. As soon as he returns, Martin has a protected ranking of about 38 or something for a while. It was also mentioned he wished he could play at the Hopman cup in preparation for the AO, but they offered the place to Wessels first. Anyway, he's ready!

Go Martin! :yeah:

10-29-2005, 10:11 AM
He's comming back in 2006!!! :) Expect to see him at the Australian Open for sure!!!! :D
I read in an article last week that he is training fully at the moment and everything is OK again with his shoulder! He could play tournaments right now, but he decided to train some more before making a comeback as it's the end of the season anyway. As soon as he returns, Martin has a protected ranking of about 38 or something for a while. It was also mentioned he wished he could play at the Hopman cup in preparation for the AO, but they offered the place to Wessels first. Anyway, he's ready!

Go Martin! :yeah:
Thanks, that sounds great! :banana:
I hope he has no more heavy injuries like that for the rest of his career and that he can play well again and that I can see his game again :)


11-30-2005, 09:13 AM
Great news :)

12-09-2005, 01:51 PM
Found him!!
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters event, doing an exhibition match...
Taken in late november, if the pic stops working for any reason, look for it here:

02-11-2006, 05:53 PM
Where is Martinnnn?

02-11-2006, 06:18 PM
He has a wildcard for the Rotterdam WTT starting february 20!


02-11-2006, 09:25 PM

Than you for the information Tanguero!

02-15-2006, 07:36 PM
but he has withdrawn..

04-18-2006, 02:17 PM
Hopefully he will be back next week in Barcelona, The Dutch City ruled bij Frank Rijkaard

04-21-2006, 12:31 AM
Hopefully he will be back next week in Barcelona, The Dutch City ruled bij Frank Rijkaard
That would be great to see him at a big tournament again! :)

07-29-2006, 11:28 AM
He is back to play tennis again-he will play in Cincinnati.Great!

08-19-2006, 01:58 PM
Where is Verkerk? He hasn't played in Cincinnati.

09-16-2006, 07:04 PM
Maybe now he's really back. Martin got a WC for Taragona Challenger. The draw is out and he still has not withdrawn. He's facing Younes El Aynaoui in the first round.

09-20-2006, 05:50 PM
martin lost his first match but I think he is dissapointed, next week atp palermo. hopefully he is back for good. Good luck Mardy

09-30-2006, 04:24 PM
Martin won his first match since his comeback :D

Mons, €125.000+H
Q1 (WC)VERKERK, Martin (NED) def (1)LACKO, Lukas (SVK) 75 46 64 :yeah:
Q2 (WC)VERKERK, Martin (NED) vs. BROWN, Dustin (JAM)

10-02-2006, 12:52 PM
Martin lost against Dennis, I didn't expected that but maybe 3 matches in a row are to much for him , at least he won 2 matches

10-20-2006, 08:43 PM
Martin Verkerk shows up again this time in Basel

Stefan Koubek AUT [1] vs. Julian Reister GER
Dustin Brown JAM vs. Stefan Kilchhofer AUT [WC]
Martin Verkerk NED [WC] vs. Torsten Popp GER
Michal Przysiezny POL vs. Roko Karanusic CRO [8]

it will be tough but hopefully he will make it into the main draw

10-22-2006, 05:52 AM
Verkerk won

10-23-2006, 09:19 AM
verkerk gives a W.O. , he is ill

10-25-2006, 09:21 PM
Martin Verkerk receives a wild card for the 50+H challenger of Aachen

10-28-2006, 06:21 PM
no surprise, martin verkerk withdrew

10-29-2006, 09:31 PM
he was a little bit worried about his wrist so he whitdrew. According to a dutch tennis site it was more prevention than a real injuried. But you never know, he still is Martin Verkerk. I want him back, last atp event he played he won against Gonzo

10-30-2006, 09:38 AM
martin won't play anymore this year, he doesn't want to wait for wildcard and different surfaces every week, he wants to play the big tournament in the first 5 months of 2007, the next weeks he will prepare for 2007

12-02-2006, 11:12 AM
Verkerk was such a hot prospect, I wanted him to win that match against Ferrero and if Ferrero was playing on current form, Verkerk would wipe the floor with him.

12-03-2006, 10:46 AM
let's hope he can do it in 2007 although I'd rather see him win against others than JC

12-08-2006, 12:28 PM
Verkerk verheugt zich op rentree
TENNIS.NL - Nog een maandje en dan is het erop of eronder voor Martin Verkerk. Hij gaat dan gebruik maken van zijn beschermde status.
Na jeren van blessureleed, de Ziekte van Pfeiffer en mislukte rentrees moet het in 2007 gaan gebeuren voor de Alphenaar, momenteel 1537ste op de ranglijst.

'Ik heb een paar keer op het punt gestaan om te stoppen', vertelt Verkerk in een interview met AD Sportwereld. 'De eerste keer was kort voor mijn tweede schouderoperatie. Moest ik nog een keer in mijn lichaam laten snijden? Na die mislukte rentree in Napels ben ik weer naar de VS gegaan en daar had ik nog zo'n moment. Ik zat niet lekker in mijn vel en wist het even niet. Voor die beslissing ben ik teruggekeerd naar Nederland.'

Verkerk heeft daarna veel gehad aan natuurgenezer Jan Verhoef uit Capelle, die hij leerde kennen door een artikel over Bettine Vriesekoop. Verhoef had de tafeltennister van Pfeiffer verlost. 'Hij is een vertrouwensman van me geworden. Met al mijn twijfels kwam ik dus bij hem. Hij zag dat ik oververmoeid was en schreef me drie maanden absolute rust voor.' In deze tijd was de tennisser regelmatig in de kroeg te vinden. 'Drie maanden niks doen. Ik werd er gek van. Dat is een onderdeel van mijn karakter. Skier Bode Miller en Marat Safin zitten ook zo in elkaar. Misschien is het niet goed, maar het is nou eenmaal zo gelopen.'

Over de breuk met coach Nick Car is Verkerk helder: 'Het was puur een geldkwestie.' Het servicekanon zal in de toekomst niet meer met een trainer gaan werken. 'Het is verstandiger om te denken aan de toekomst. Een coach kost te veel geld. Nick Carr heeft me laten zien wat nodig is om de top te halen. Die wijsheid heb ik nu en dat is een groot verschil met vroeger.'

In Australie begint Verkerk volgende maand en tot eind mei mag hij op acht toernooien gebruik maken van zijn beschermde ranking. 'Ik doe normaal gesproken mee aan de Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Rome en Roland Garros. De rest moet ik nog invullen', aldus de veelbesproken tennisser.

12-22-2006, 03:30 PM
could you please say in English or German what is included in the article? I'm really glad to see Verkerk back on the tour; hopefully he will not get injured again

12-22-2006, 04:50 PM
The bottom line is:

After years of injurie ( pfeiffer and shoulder ) martin verkerk will play again in 2007, There were some times when he thought about quitting the game (when he played in naples). He met an alternative healer due to Bettine Vriesekoop ( tabletennis ) and that guy said Martin needer a period of three months with total rest. but that isn't in Martin Character just like guys as Body Miller and Marat Safin, he wants to live life. The split up with his coach was for money reasons. Nick Carr learned martin all the things he needs to know to play professional tennis on a high level and he claims he is wiser than before. The australian open is the first tournament of his SE tournaments. Indian Wells, Miami, Monte Carlo, Rome and Roland Garros will follow, the others are to decide.

12-30-2006, 11:58 PM
are you sure he will get wildcards for those tournaments? i hope so

01-03-2007, 02:48 PM
Good luck Martin

01-04-2007, 08:26 PM
Not wildcards but he will use his Special Exempt because of his 2 year injury time ,

01-09-2007, 03:58 PM
Pfff , offcourse martin won't show up in Australia, will he ever be back....

01-14-2007, 02:17 PM
he said he wasn't fit enough to play best of 5 matches and that he hopes to receive a ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament (Rotterdam) wildcard and he will use his PR for an atp tournament in the U.S. , end of february

02-05-2007, 05:02 AM
I hope he plays Rotterdam!!!

02-10-2007, 09:34 AM
martin says he is fit to play Rotterdam

02-11-2007, 11:13 PM
Lets go Verkerk! :yeah:
Would be great if he could play again in Rotterdam! If you get some news, please keep us updated!

BTW, somebody knows what has happened to his official site? I haven't visited it since a few months, but I was pretty damn sure it was or not?!

02-12-2007, 01:21 PM
Martin Verkerk receives wildcard for Rotterdam

02-12-2007, 05:36 PM
Really? :eek:
It's not on the official website :scratch:

02-14-2007, 04:53 PM
ik heb voor men beurt gesproken het is inderdaad nog niet zkr dat hij de wildcard krijgt

02-16-2007, 05:34 PM
Martin Verkerk receives the wildcard that at the beginning of this week was for Marcos Baghdatis, so this is an apportunity to play on the atp tour again for martin. The Question is , will he show up?

02-17-2007, 09:50 AM
Tonight Martin will fly to the Netherlands, he was in Tampa. He will play Wednesdayevening his first round match. His reaction was Exciting and nice after receiving the wildcard. He hopes the Dutch crowd will find it nice to see him again.

02-17-2007, 06:53 PM
Martin speelt tegen LL Rik de Voest in Rotterdam ipv tegen Jonas Bjorkman

02-19-2007, 03:30 PM

No worries

Martin Verkerk is back in Ahoy. The former 10th in the world ranking worked through a training session on the side courts with the Spaniard Ferrer. Im happy to be back in the Netherlands on a tennis court.

Verkerk was on the sidelines for a long time with various injuries. Tournament director Richard Krajicek handed him a wildcard for the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament Friday night. Former Davis Cup captain Tjerk Bogtstra is coaching Verkerk in Rotterdam: Its great having Tjerk here on the sidelines. Hes able to give me tips on things like my toss. Physically, well just have to wait and see how things go, but Im not worried about my shoulder. I put in plenty of hard work in America in the last few weeks. Theyve got good training facilities, so Im very satisfied with that. On the other hand, it is great being back in the Netherlands. Id been away for ten weeks and that feels like a long time. The lights on the training court did take a bit of getting used to. I felt like I was in a disco.

02-21-2007, 08:17 PM
Great to see him again. Has to cut his hair and should train a little bit more and loose weight.

Great game @ RG against Coria 2003.

02-22-2007, 10:08 AM
yeah on his forehead his hear is thin and with long hair at the back it pretty stupid, although his cap hided it a bit

02-22-2007, 10:31 AM
I'm already glad he did not retire! I hope he scores his first win soon :yeah:

02-22-2007, 10:06 PM
no pics guys?

02-23-2007, 04:08 PM

03-18-2007, 02:24 PM
Martin will play Miami he lost a few pounds and is more fit then in Rotterdam. He also said that he felt pressure in Rotterdam because he received a wildcard and he didn't want to dissapoint Richard. Now he plays for himself

03-19-2007, 08:14 PM
Martin moet tegen Sebastien Grosjean, lijkt me een onmogelijk opgave

03-20-2007, 05:04 PM
I really hope he can do well, the guy has a bomb of a serve, has to cut thwe hair though, lose a little weight.

04-09-2007, 10:40 PM
Playing Hanescu right now and lost the first set. about 70% of first serves won..hmmm..not like martin. normally he would have won just about all of his first serves, 6 aces though, not too bad. I hope he can win this match, gain a little confidence!! go on martin!!!

04-11-2007, 05:15 PM
he has to work on his tennis, his return games are very lousy

04-17-2007, 06:11 PM
I hope he can come back at a decent level.

04-17-2007, 08:03 PM
well his 75 62 against chela wasn't that bad , lets see what he can do in Munich

04-17-2007, 10:12 PM
Nederlander nog zonder zege na terugkeer in ATP-circuit
Opnieuw verlies Verkerk
Martin Verkerk is er opnieuw niet in geslaagd voor het eerst sinds zijn terugkeer op de ATP-tour te winnen. Hij verloor in de eerste ronde van het toernooi uit de Masters Series op gravel in Monte Carlo met 7-5 6-2 van de Argentijn Juan Ignacio Chela, de nummer 22 van de wereld. 5 reacties

"Het gaat echt de goede kant op"
Het avontuur in Monte Carlo zit er alweer op. En hoe gek het misschien ook klinkt na een nederlaag in de eerste ronde, maar ik kan niet anders zeggen dan dat ik een heel goed gevoel heb overgehouden aan mijn wedstrijd. Ik heb gewoon een goede match gespeeld, vooral in de eerste set was het niveau prima.

04-24-2007, 06:25 AM
Rondje Bosbaan verdient niet de schoonheidsprijs
AMSTERDAM - Een weekje trainen in Nederland heeft in ieder geval één flinke irritatie opgeleverd: de files! Ik weet dat het voor Nederlanders inmiddels de normaalste zaak van de wereld is, maar als je, zoals ik, lange tijd bent weggeweest is het wel even slikken en vooral weer even wennen. Trainen is heerlijk, maar de rit richting trainingsbaan is iedere ochtend een kwelling.

De afgelopen week heb ik voornamelijk op Amstelpark in Amsterdam getraind, onder leiding van Huib Troost. Iedere ochtend twee uur op de baan en in de middag wat setjes tegen jongens als Raemon Sluiter en Nick van der Meer. Daarnaast onderwerpt Huib me aan flink wat drilsessies en heb ik tot overmaat van ramp ook nog een weddenschap van hem verloren. Het ging om een pionnetje in het servicevak, dat ik wel even in maximaal drie services om zou slaan. Niet dus... Resultaat: Martin Verkerk die een rondje om de Bosbaan moet rennen. Ik kan je verzekeren dat die actie niet de schoonheidsprijs verdiende. Ik zag allerlei mensen met gefronst voorhoofd naar me kijken en op een gegeven ogenblik begon ik me zelf ook een beetje zorgen te maken.

Het geeft in ieder geval aan dat ik op de baan hard bezig ben en naast de baan veel lol heb; en dat is precies de combinatie die ik het liefste heb. Ik kan dan ook stellen dat ik op het ogenblik heel gelukkig ben met mijn situatie. Zo nu en dan neem ik een middagje rust, om te voorkomen dat ik te veel trainingsuren maak. Het is nu eenmaal zo dat ik niet moet vergeten dat er de afgelopen jaren twee keer in mijn schouder is gesneden. Nee, niet schrikken, ik heb absoluut geen last meer van mijn schouder, maar het zal altijd een puntje van speciale aandacht moeten blijven.

Volgende week staat het toernooi van München op het programma en daar kan ik gebruik maken van de wijze raad van Huib Troost. Hij heeft een week vakantie en kan daarom met mij mee naar Duitsland. Huib is zo ongeveer 24 uur per dag druk op Amstelpark, dus het is niet zo dat hij de komende maanden zomaar even met mij mee kan gaan reizen. Maar ik ben voorlopig al heel blij dat hij volgende week meegaat. Deze week nog hard trainen, onder anderen ook met Tjerk Bogtstra, en dan mag ik weer aan de bak. Gelukkig maar, want ik begin alweer honger naar de bal te krijgen.



04-26-2007, 11:32 PM
Yes, lets hope his shoulder stays fine and that he is able to play Munich! :yeah:

09-10-2007, 07:17 PM
any news?

09-11-2007, 02:53 PM
he played last week and lost to prodon , he won his first set though but I don't know what the future brings?

09-18-2007, 03:54 AM
The future bring futures...I found his name in the $10K Nuernberg F17 futures draw this week, where he received a wildcard. He has dropped to the lowest level but I'm sure he will win a few matches here. It's about time of course with a 0-11 (1-22 sets) record this year.

09-19-2007, 10:22 PM
Martin Vacek def. Martin Verkerk 7-6 6-3

What now, seniors? :)

To be fair Martin Vacek was probably the worst possible draw, he has been on fire in futures recently.

01-30-2008, 07:43 PM
Does anyone have any latest news on Martin?

I met him in a restaurant in Monaco last year with my family....very friendly and down to earth. Hope he is doing ok.

02-09-2008, 12:13 PM
In a reaction to the news of Sluiters last tournament in Rotterdam. Verkerk says: I won't quit, I will play a tournament in 3 weeks, My fitness coach said to me to wait. I wanted to play earlier. I lost 20 pounds and I am faster then last year. He loves to play again

02-21-2008, 01:13 PM
It still is a strange dude, after saying the things posted earlier. He now says he hasn't got motivation to come back beceause he understands finally that it won't be as a top 20 player. He doesn't want to be a 80-120 player

03-16-2008, 03:18 PM
:worship:. He's back! :worship:.

03-26-2008, 02:25 PM
Martin Verkerk has won a Future 2 weeks ago. Last week he lost in the second round, but at least he starts winning again. But now I lost him this week, does anybody know where he is playing? Or where he will play next week??

03-31-2008, 01:08 AM
Martin has put the French F6 as his number 1 priority next week, so hopefully he will show up there:)

04-19-2008, 07:16 PM
mardy into Athens Challenger Final after some good wins.....hopefully he can continues this

04-19-2008, 08:32 PM
Mardy? Strange shortcut!

04-20-2008, 12:32 PM
Martin def. Cruciat to take Athens Challenger

Good to see :D

04-20-2008, 01:52 PM
He WON!!!! Now let's see what he can make of this second career. I would suggest him to play as much as possible to get even more rhytm, but it looks like he's waiting and playing a tournament every month or something! Come on Martin, we see you next year on Roland Garros again! :p

04-20-2008, 09:35 PM
Mardy? Strange shortcut!

his former coach called him mardy, Nick Carr

04-26-2008, 06:00 PM

04-26-2008, 06:01 PM

Verkerk vs. Qualifier
Belucci vs. Beck

04-27-2008, 12:37 AM
That's an interesting interview, he said he was out of shape and built up his physical condition in the US during a few months in the US, lost 12kg (25 pounds). He said he found it tough at the beginning to admit to playing futures/challengers again. Sounds like he was in a real psychological crisis at some point in the last few years, he mentioned isolating himself and being on the booze for a period.

05-06-2008, 11:09 AM
Mardy won't play for twee weeks, only training in the states, then maybe a wild card for Poertschach. No
Roland Garros qualies in that case, He says he rather plays an atp event and that he wants to be a direct entrance next year

05-30-2008, 02:45 PM
After his loss last week in Portschach against Vanek in 3 sets, where he showed at least not being too far away from the ATP level, he reached the SF in Karlsruhe, with again some good wins over topplayers in the challenger circuit! Today he defeated Munoz-de la Nava. Next match tomorrow against Kamke or Ferreiro. Of course, everything is possible, and a win here might put him into the top 300!! Come on, Martin, you can do it!