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05-28-2016 12:46 AM
Daniel.
Re: John Peers

Wtf... B Baker & M Daniell in straight sets? How?
05-27-2016 10:04 PM
Kateoz
Re: John Peers

Not a good tournament for John - exists first round in the mixed, second in the doubles, the second in particular a shocker, going down in straights to a nothing team. Looks like he will be outside top ten for Olympics entry deadline.
05-06-2016 09:05 PM
Kateoz
Re: John Peers

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Originally Posted by Daniel. View Post
Great to see John got up over his old partner Murray. Really good signs for John/Henri!
Yes two nice victories, title and win over former partner.
Victory must have been great revenge given that it means Jamie will no longer be doubles no 1 from Monday!

But alas went down to Bopanna-Mergea.

Hope this means go deep at Rome.
05-06-2016 01:31 PM
Daniel.
Re: John Peers

Great to see John got up over his old partner Murray. Really good signs for John/Henri!
05-05-2016 08:58 PM
Kateoz
Re: John Peers

Take out Murry-Soares 6-4, 7-6(4) to make the quarters at Madrid.

Means John has at least defended his points from last year. Bopanna-Mergea next.
05-01-2016 11:43 PM
Kateoz
Re: John Peers

Peers/Kontinen win Munich, second title for year, well done.
04-18-2016 10:27 AM
Kateoz
Re: John Peers

Guess I did my sums wrong - down to 11 and more points dropping this week. Plus faces Murray-Soares in R1 at Barcelona...Gah.
04-15-2016 11:13 PM
Kateoz
Re: John Peers

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Originally Posted by Daniel. View Post
Yes a good start to clay and best result since Brisbane..

I wasn't sold on the Peers/Kontinen partnership from the start and after a few months I agree with myself even more.

They are a solid pair who will do reasonably well but they are not a top 10 grand slam winning combo. Peers will drop out of the top 10 very soon and struggle to get back.

I think Peers can do better. Like Murray who bagged Bruno Soares are now they are number 1 and Aus Open champions. Unfortunately for Peers, all the top 10/20 are in steady combo's. Perhaps he can somehow get someone like Roger-Vasselin, Zimonjic, Klaasen or Nestor. Would be an improvement on Kontinen. As soon as some of the stronger combo's consider splitting, if I was Peers I would be jumping on them.
While I agree it would have been nice if Peers had managed to grab someone higher up the rankings pile, I'm not so pessimistic. Henri is no slouch - had 6 titles and 3 finals before he teamed up with Peers. It takes time for any partnership to jell, and there are signs this one is coming together.

At the moment my back of the envelope points projection has him on 7 for June (Olympics entry date). Of course, two more masters and RG to go before then so everything can change. But the fact that they beat two teams currently above them in the race at MC is surely encouraging.

The key question is whether both have the potential to improve both individually and as a team. Given both similar ages relatively young for doubles, I think the answer is probably yes, whereas teaming up with one of ageing (and declining) veterans (Nestor is 43, Zimonjic 39!) isn't a long-term strategy.
04-15-2016 10:44 PM
Daniel.
Re: John Peers

Yes a good start to clay and best result since Brisbane..

I wasn't sold on the Peers/Kontinen partnership from the start and after a few months I agree with myself even more.

They are a solid pair who will do reasonably well but they are not a top 10 grand slam winning combo. Peers will drop out of the top 10 very soon and struggle to get back.

I think Peers can do better. Like Murray who bagged Bruno Soares are now they are number 1 and Aus Open champions. Unfortunately for Peers, all the top 10/20 are in steady combo's. Perhaps he can somehow get someone like Roger-Vasselin, Zimonjic, Klaasen or Nestor. Would be an improvement on Kontinen. As soon as some of the stronger combo's consider splitting, if I was Peers I would be jumping on them.
04-15-2016 09:47 PM
Kateoz
Re: John Peers

Alas the run ended, go down to Cabal-Farah (who are currently 6th in the race) 4-6, 4-6.

Still, good start to the clay season.
04-14-2016 11:57 PM
Kateoz
Re: John Peers

Peers had looked to be in severe danger of dropping out of top ten (and thus automatic entry qualification for Olympics with choice of partner), but making a great start to the clay season at Monte Carlo, hopefully the shape of things to come (worth noting that clay seems to be a relative strength for Kontinen).

Peers-Kontinen have now clocked up two very good wins, over Klassen-Ram and Rojer-Tecau. and - and loss by the Bryans means he has probably consolidated his rise back up to 7 (assuming I've done my sums right) when looked in severe danger of dropping out of top 10.

Hope they can maintain the momentum...
01-22-2016 08:40 PM
Kateoz
Re: John Peers

Nice to see Peers playing with Stosur in the mixed - can Australia field two mixed doubles teams in the Olympics?
01-14-2016 05:03 AM
Kateoz
Re: John Peers

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Big match now, vs Bopanna/Mergea

We'll see what this teams really made of
And now we know - went down 2-6, 4-6!
01-14-2016 02:12 AM
Arsenalex
Re: John Peers

Big match now, vs Bopanna/Mergea

We'll see what this teams really made of
01-13-2016 07:43 AM
Arsenalex
Re: John Peers

Looks like a good start to the combo. 6-3 4-2 so far.

Can't say I'm watching with AO on though, so not sure how it looks.
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