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02-12-2013 07:16 PM
redshift36188
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

There are not that many slam winners, the probability of any country having one is quite low.

Don't think there's anything wrong with french tennis, from what I've heard it's the best tennis school in the world. Each player as a kid is fostered to find his own playstyle, and during the first years no results are demanded. I think it's great and has as been shown, it produces players very enjoyable to watch, that's what matters. France has the best package in the top 100, quantity and quality wise.
02-12-2013 07:08 PM
sam250
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

The problem is that we have a hard time with the transition with junior which is my case now.Im Not pulling great results in men tournaments. We have the best juniors but yet for a reason we fail do do well in the pro world
02-12-2013 06:44 PM
EddieNero
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

Strict anti-doping regulations. They should take a page from Spanish association book.
02-12-2013 06:22 PM
Federer in 2
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

The biggest problem I can think of is that their top guy would play just as good with his eyes closed.
02-12-2013 06:03 PM
DJ Soup
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

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Originally Posted by UnderhandSmash View Post
Heres an interesting article about french tennis from Grantland. Its quite interesting.

Why a dazzling generation of French players can't win at Roland Garros
great article
02-12-2013 05:32 PM
Orangeball
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

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France should be proud of producing the most interesting crop of tennis players at a seemingly continuous rate.
They may not be grand slam winners (most of all frenchies happen to be headcases or mental midgets, which would be interesting if it is due to some cultural thing or what), but hell there are some really beautiful tennis players:

The MAGIC of Fabrice Santoro. This guy is simply unique and always a pleasure to watch. I miss him greatly.
The Paintbrush of Llodra. The best S/V of the decade. Always produces beautiful stuff.
The showmanship of Paire, Tsonga and Monfils. Always exciting to watch.
The simplicity of Simon. The most economic player I've ever seen.
The backhand of Gasquet.
Well said
02-12-2013 05:26 PM
DJ Soup
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

France should be proud of producing the most interesting crop of tennis players at a seemingly continuous rate.
They may not be grand slam winners (most of all frenchies happen to be headcases or mental midgets, which would be interesting if it is due to some cultural thing or what), but hell there are some really beautiful tennis players:

The MAGIC of Fabrice Santoro. This guy is simply unique and always a pleasure to watch. I miss him greatly.
The Paintbrush of Llodra. The best S/V of the decade. Always produces beautiful stuff.
The showmanship of Paire, Tsonga and Monfils. Always exciting to watch.
The simplicity of Simon. The most economic player I've ever seen.
The backhand of Gasquet.
02-12-2013 05:20 PM
Orangeball
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

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Originally Posted by MuzzahLovah View Post
The French players as a group are my favorite to watch- lots of drama and shotmaking and/or hot guys

As to what is wrong with French tennis- nothing I don't think. What about Swiss tennis? What if Fed had decided to play for South Africa(where his mom is from)? Would look a lot different.
Even worse for England which invented the sport for godsake, they haven't won anything since Fred Perry, and what did they do? They pulled out the British card and adopted Murray, especially after he won the gold medal and the us open last year. But how ungrateful are they? When Murray won, he was a British, when he losses, he is a Scottish loser....I rest my case
02-12-2013 05:18 PM
UnderhandSmash
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

Heres an interesting article about french tennis from Grantland. Its quite interesting.

Why a dazzling generation of French players can't win at Roland Garros
02-12-2013 05:08 PM
rocketassist
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

Not a lot- they can win the DC with a bit of luck one of these years. They're not winning slams and only Tsonga has a slight chance but that doesn't mean French tennis is in crisis- look at US tennis for a start.
02-12-2013 05:02 PM
abraxas21
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

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Originally Posted by MuzzahLovah View Post
The French players as a group are my favorite to watch- lots of drama and shotmaking and/or hot guys

As to what is wrong with French tennis- nothing I don't think. What about Swiss tennis? What if Fed had decided to play for South Africa(where his mom is from)? Would look a lot different.
that was never an option for them. his family was very close to permanently move all the way to australia when federer was hitting his teens so the guy could have represented oz instead of switzerland.

but what gives, he still wouldn't have cared much for DC
02-12-2013 05:00 PM
Serverer
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

Not enough Eggs
02-12-2013 04:58 PM
bbkdta
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

Just wait tonight Monfils will bring back the confidence for French tennis after he manhandled Delpo
02-12-2013 04:56 PM
MuzzahLovah
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

The French players as a group are my favorite to watch- lots of drama and shotmaking and/or hot guys

As to what is wrong with French tennis- nothing I don't think. What about Swiss tennis? What if Fed had decided to play for South Africa(where his mom is from)? Would look a lot different.
02-12-2013 04:52 PM
abraxas21
Re: What's the problem with french tennis??

it's french.
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