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Blake deserves to go to shanghai.

seanog
10-27-2006, 10:46 PM
He is the story of 2006.

seanog
10-27-2006, 10:48 PM
He is the story and the most popular player of 2006

markom
10-27-2006, 11:23 PM
just need to make the same result as boredo.

alelysafina
10-27-2006, 11:29 PM
I though he was the story of 2005??

jole
10-27-2006, 11:30 PM
Uh, if he gets the points.

case
10-27-2006, 11:34 PM
He is the story and the most popular player of 2006

yeah right.:rolleyes: who says so? havent heard that before.

General Suburbia
10-27-2006, 11:34 PM
No, he doesn't deserve to go. I'll agree that he's a great player and worthy of the top 10, but it's no surprise to anyone that he chokes and crashes in the big tournies. In Shanghai, arguably the biggest tourney out there reserved only for the best, how well do you think Blake will do? He went to the QF of the US Open and made a final appearence in one TMS. Every other grand slam and TM appearence has, well sucked.

Ernham
10-27-2006, 11:37 PM
He is the story and the most popular player of 2006

Monfils is blacker, homey.

revolution
10-27-2006, 11:41 PM
Blake is someone I'd say is worthy of a top 10 place and a TMC berth.

Deathless Mortal
10-27-2006, 11:44 PM
He is not one of my favourite players, but it's true that he won 5 titles, and because of that he deserved it.

Voo de Mar
10-27-2006, 11:47 PM
Blake deserves for it, because in 2006 only untouchable FedEx won more titles.

r2473
10-27-2006, 11:49 PM
He'll make it. Everybody else will withdraw with an "injury". This is certainly the biggest tournament of he year!!

That tennis kid
10-28-2006, 12:33 AM
Everyone who gets in deserves to go - those who don't get in don't deserve to be there (arguably not Ancic, but his injury was avoidable)

CmonAussie
10-28-2006, 12:37 AM
Blake is finally worth some hype in 2006!!

5-titles on 4-contintents#@@#
7-finals 4-surfaces

Therefore he deserves to go to Shanghai

revolution
10-28-2006, 12:39 AM
Hopefully Mario or Gonzo will get the 8th spot in Shanghai.

jcempire
10-28-2006, 12:48 AM
Yeah, He Should be

If he's luck, He can be No. 3 Ranking or No. 4 today

You knows why

He miss fire on 3 TMS Include (last week) = bad lucky, Where he can get in Semi Final or Final

2006 US OPEN = bad lucky, He got Roger in QF

Man, You know that

partygirl
10-28-2006, 12:51 AM
you deserve it by getting in.

Kip
10-28-2006, 12:53 AM
you deserve it by getting in.

Precisely!

Fergie
10-28-2006, 01:55 AM
Too bad that James played so bad in some MS :(

cobalt60
10-28-2006, 01:57 AM
Of course he deserves it. He won the points and that's what counts. And I love watching him play. I am never bored.

revolution
10-28-2006, 02:04 AM
Of course he deserves it. He won the points and that's what counts. And I love watching him play. I am never bored.

I agree, I think he's a breath of fresh air when he hits the forehand. :D

And I'm so happy to see you on MTF again :hug: :D

Action Jackson
10-28-2006, 02:56 AM
No.

Lee
10-28-2006, 03:30 AM
No.

Ha!

~*BGT*~
10-28-2006, 04:55 AM
Who else is gonna beat Nadal? :p

:secret: Andy, Nalby, Fed, Davy... bee. :)

Fee
10-28-2006, 05:01 AM
you deserve it by getting in.

word.

That's the good thing about a points race, the ones who earn the points are the ones who get into the tournament (followed by the guys on the alternate list when the withdrawals begin ;) ).

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-28-2006, 05:11 AM
Yes,he wins 5 titles this yr and always beats Nadal! :angel:

Bad Religion
10-28-2006, 05:17 AM
I prefer to Baghdatis or Berdych in the TMC instead of Blake .

mrserenawilliams
10-28-2006, 05:20 AM
For all of you who say he doesn't deserve it? :rolleyes: are you freakin' Kidding me?

He had wins over the #2, 3, 5, 6, 7 players in the world. So, apart from Fed, he's beaten EVERY player ranked above him AT LEAST ONCE this year (inc. Roddick twice in 6 weeks). He reached IW Final, drew Fed in the quarters of Miami, had a spring/early summer let down (but not without reaching the QC final), then won RCA, before having another small slump. If he was in another section of the USO draw (Youzhny, Davydenko), he may have made the semis, and he did take a set off of Fed, even though he STILL played like a choker.

THEN after that, he comes to Europe and wins 2 titles this fall.

:rolleyes: whatever haters, he deserves it more that A LOT of other players, but you know what, he'll still make it anyway, without your support. Thanks :wavey:

Deboogle!.
10-28-2006, 05:25 AM
For all of you who say he doesn't deserve it? :rolleyes: are you freakin' Kidding me?

He had wins over the #2, 3, 5, 6, 7 players in the world. So, apart from Fed, he's beaten EVERY player ranked above him AT LEAST ONCE this year (inc. Roddick twice in 6 weeks). He reached IW Final, drew Fed in the quarters of Miami, had a spring/early summer let down (but not without reaching the QC final), then won RCA, before having another small slump. If he was in another section of the USO draw (Youzhny, Davydenko), he may have made the semis, and he did take a set off of Fed, even though he STILL played like a choker.

THEN after that, he comes to Europe and wins 2 titles this fall.

:rolleyes: whatever haters, he deserves it more that A LOT of other players, but you know what, he'll still make it anyway, without your support. Thanks :wavey:As others have said, none of that matters if he's not in the top 8 points :shrug: He wildly underperforms in the bigger events, he had what, 2 good results in required events? I love James, but if he doesn't make it, that's why. and the way the tour is structured, the required events count a LOT more. So if he isn't within the top 8 point-earners, he doesn't deserve to be there, regardless of what he accomplished this year :shrug:

ufokart
10-28-2006, 06:37 AM
It's difficult to say if he deserves it, because you need the points to enter and if you don't have them, well, by logic you don't deserve to be in there unless there is a retirement.
To say that someone deserves to be there is a matter of personal opinion and the reality of the system is not like that.

But now i'm pretty sure he'll qualify one way or the other so i don't really want to think about this :lol:

Action Jackson
10-28-2006, 06:38 AM
Ha!

Simple if he did better in the major events, then he'd be there.

Checho
10-28-2006, 06:47 AM
He is the story and the most popular player of 2006


Yeah!! He is the most popular player of 2006 in his hometown, jajajajajajajjaa

You don't deserve to play a Master Cup, you qualify or not.

If Blake doesn't qualify, he doesn't deserve to play it.

Lee
10-28-2006, 07:48 AM
Simple if he did better in the major events, then he'd be there.

Thanks for a much better answer. ;)

He needs to do better in Paris, which is a major event. Otherwise, he has a good chance being overtaken by Gonzo and Ancic. Baghdatis doesn't even bothered. :shrug: and I think Berdych and Haas are too far back for catching up.

Purple Rainbow
10-28-2006, 08:43 AM
Blake deserves to be in Shanghai almost as much as Robredo and Davydenko, who are ranked above him. But for some reason a lot of people think the latter 2 don't deserve to be in the TMC.

DrJules
10-28-2006, 08:50 AM
Blake deserves to be in Shanghai almost as much as Robredo and Davydenko, who are ranked above him. But for some reason a lot of people think the latter 2 don't deserve to be in the TMC.

Blake often beats top 10 players while Robredo has a much worse record against top 10 players which is relevant considering the masters in a top 8 event. Robredo is likely to go and lose all his matches.

Purple Rainbow
10-28-2006, 08:54 AM
Blake often beats top 10 players while Robredo has a much worse record against top 10 players which is relevant considering the masters in a top 8 event. Robredo is likely to go and lose all his matches.

Robredo did beat Blake at the Aussie Open, though. :p

DrJules
10-28-2006, 09:17 AM
Blake often beats top 10 players while Robredo has a much worse record against top 10 players which is relevant considering the masters is a top 8 event. Robredo is likely to go and lose all his matches.

Robredo did beat Blake at the Aussie Open, though. :p

I was referring to the table in this thread:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=4332220#post4332220

Purple Rainbow
10-28-2006, 09:25 AM
I was referring to the table in this thread:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=4332220#post4332220

Sure enough, but Blake could have made this discussion unnecessary if he actually performed in big events outside of his home country.
And as for Davydenko being a disgrace to the TMC, he did make the semifinals last year, going undefeated in Round Robin play.

DrJules
10-28-2006, 09:29 AM
And as for Davydenko being a disgrace to the TMC, he did make the semifinals last year, going undefeated in Round Robin play.

It was a very depleted field owing to injury.

Purple Rainbow
10-28-2006, 09:37 AM
It was a very depleted field owing to injury.

He still didn't drop a set though.
Furthermore, Davydenko reached the quarterfinals or better at slams 5 times in the last 2 years. Two semifinals appearances are amongst those, beating some serious competition on both hardcourts and on clay.

Black Adam
10-28-2006, 12:37 PM
Boredo's presence in TMC will be very bad news :help:

aussie_fan
10-28-2006, 12:44 PM
Well if he gets into the top 8, then he deserves it. I'm hoping he does, he has some solid results this year and if he's able to produce some of the form he did at the US open QF against Fed, it should be very entertaing.

scarecrows
10-28-2006, 01:28 PM
Go James

just a bunch of points in Paris would be enough

WF4EVER
10-28-2006, 02:52 PM
It would be a shame if Blake didn't get to Shanghai considering he's won 5 titles this year compared to players who have won less or none at all.

He didn't win a Slam but neither did any of the others, and he didn't win a TMS, but Robredo did. Yet James made the IW final and regretably lost to Federer not only then but in the QF of Miami and the USO.

He deserves to be there based on the year he's had but unless he doesn't keep his shit together in Paris and try to win some rounds he may never see such an opportunity again.

cobalt60
10-28-2006, 04:52 PM
I think many of the posts are saying the same thing just with a different spin.
I hope he gets a significant amount of points in Paris to make it. I am more interested in if/when he gets to Shanghai how will he do on the big stage. This year to date he has had a hard time keeping his head closing out matches in the masters and slams. What I am happy to see is that most of the time he has lost he really has gone down fighting and not been blown out of the water. And I am speaking generally. I realise not all the lost matches I think he should have won were close.
And although this topic could be another thread, Gonzo has really been playing well since changing coaches. So JB needs to feel the breathing behind him.