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05-27-2011 03:52 AM
Re: Roland Garros 2011

Watched the match vs Chardy back and found the following: a) he simply wasn't able to return Chardy's serve consistently b) his first serve was dreadful c) Chardy played very well and served well when he needed to. Overall I wouldn't be too concerned long term as he didn't play too badly but Chardy just pulled out the big points, especially in the second and third sets. It all starts with the serve and the return, once he learns how to attack his opponent's serves in different ways he'll start breaking them more - that will give him more confidence on his own service games...patience is the name of the game for now; Raonic is going through a similar dryspell right now.
05-25-2011 09:54 PM
Re: Roland Garros 2011

Originally Posted by JeffCandoi View Post
schooled by old paes
wouldn't mind it if he at least put some effort and stop being in a 'what am I doing on this court' mood
05-25-2011 09:50 PM
Re: Roland Garros 2011

schooled by old paes
05-25-2011 04:08 PM
Re: Roland Garros 2011

Yesterday I travelled back to Sofia and didn't watch the match
Today Grigor lost in mixed doubles. He play with Rezai against Beneseova/Paes
05-25-2011 11:37 AM
Re: Roland Garros 2011

Originally Posted by nadejda View Post
vladi, just stop to expect anything from him and you will feel much better
you're right, but it's not easy.

btw, he will play in newport 3rd seeded in the main draw entry list
05-25-2011 08:23 AM
Re: Roland Garros 2011

Originally Posted by nadejda View Post
vladi, just stop to expect anything from him and you will feel much better
Great attitude!!!

05-25-2011 12:02 AM
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I dont think he was not trying. I felt it was a combination of him being off and unable to catch up with Chardy. Not sure if you have noticed that Grisha has problems with players with big serves and big strokes. Again I will say that Grisha backhand is quite weak , Chardy served hit to his backhand and won points most of the time. ANd obviously there is no fire or confidence in his eyes at all. There was no momentum. Maybe it has sth to do with his body, the allergy. My friend who is fortuneteller said , Grisha was born with talent and to be a star but he has to control his emotions. This year he will have some fame and next year there will be some changes about techniques. But 2013 will be his biggest year. He will turn 22 that year, the age where most tennis players reach their peaks. This friend of mine is very good with his prediction. AT least he was right about emotions control which I never knew until the case in Helsinki. Hope it will be better when he gets older.
05-24-2011 07:48 PM
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ohh dear ...Grigor u really should start working hard...he just didnt want the win,thats the 1st thing which u`re gonna think when u watch this ITF "match" on big GS court!
05-24-2011 07:16 PM
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vladi, just stop to expect anything from him and you will feel much better
05-24-2011 06:44 PM
Re: Roland Garros 2011

i don't know how to comment grigor's season so far. i am angry after today's loss, so i'd better give my opinion after a few days, cause i might say something, which i shouldn't
05-24-2011 06:37 PM
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well maybe both... he is nervous...then he can't find his serve...and thereafter - just start tanking the match in a suicidal way...

yep, we've seen this before many times...
05-24-2011 06:21 PM
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"Je n'ai jamais gagné un set contre lui à l'entraînement !" Chardy au sujet de Dimitrov qu'il vient de battre au 1er tour de RG #tennis
Chardy said during their practice, he's never won a set from Grigor!... Somethings were wrong then during the match. Either he's not trying or too nervous at the big stage.
05-24-2011 06:03 PM
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He's becoming another ala Gulbis story. The coach needs to give him a good kick in the ass and tell that results on the ATP tour won't come just with loads of talent and a pretty face.
One thing that interests me: the same situation happened last year, when Grigor had girlfriend, as a result he was bad at the challenger tour, but when they separated, he started to play much better. I heard he has a new girl now, maybe that's the reason of his slump?
05-24-2011 05:59 PM
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He tried so hard, I'm not kidding

05-24-2011 05:56 PM
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i dont know..i mean i might

he just seemd to be on ther verge of finding his groove when he was so close to making the semi final in germany a couple weeks ago and then he comes out and does this... 3 times

he definately does not deserve a spot in the top 11 if he's not willing to put effort into matches while he's there

if he's still poulling this crap by wimbledon i will stop following him
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