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12-02-2012 04:17 AM
rocketassist
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Goodall has the uncanny ability off the forehand side to actually hit the floor of the court before it hits the net.
12-01-2012 09:59 PM
samanosuke
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

devastating news
12-01-2012 06:56 PM
kwiklimey
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Murray is planning to invest in a new tennis academy in Scotland...will 'give back' far more to British tennis than keeping Goodall on the Futures tour for another year or two.
12-01-2012 03:54 PM
Brit Tennis Fan
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

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Originally Posted by Londinium View Post
Makes you wonder what it'd take Andy to just give the guy £10-20k. It's basically pocket money to Andy and would be giving something back to the game in Britain, even if Goodall is never going to challenge the top 100.
Why should Andy just give someone £10-20k? I have got nothing against Josh (although he has an annoying tendency to moan about things) but he still spends most of his time playing on the futures tour and I don't think someone should be able to make a good living by doing so.
12-01-2012 03:47 PM
Soliloque
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Oh no
11-30-2012 02:53 PM
motorhead
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

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Originally Posted by Nathaliia View Post
sorry, i meant 30K dunno what i was thinking writing 10.
apologise to all who got misled
I think I've read somewhere Quinzi's parents are spending $100k a year for all the expenses.
They are probably healty enough to affort it and he's mantaining a good standard of living throughout the travels.
11-29-2012 11:55 PM
Super Djoker
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

I don,t think he is going to get any better . I hope he doesent retire there are too few Brits out there ATM !
11-29-2012 11:53 PM
Super Djoker
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

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Originally Posted by Ilovetheblues_86 View Post
Futures have their name because of what they are- futures. The futures of tennis play there.

If you cant pass to the next level, the challenger tour, which is the least a very good player could do, you are not tailored for professional tennis.

I mean, you can be a very very good tennis player like Goodall, Smethurst, Middelkoop, Arnaboldi or lets say, Capkovic, but if you are forever inside the 250-400 positions of the ranking, its obviously necessary to retire after you are 23 or 24 years old.

Its obvious ATPTOUR isnt increasing tennis prize moneys. ATP only allows that the first 200 players in the world get some money while playing tennis. If you are out of the top 200 and cant win more than 10 challenger matches in the year, you obviously cant play tennis professionaly.

Tennis is a sport for a few. On the other hand you can be a mediocre left back for a russian football team and earn more in a month than the 200th tennis player in the world in aplayer.

Go play football, Goodall.
Yay , shout out for smethie !
11-29-2012 07:40 PM
Londinium
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Makes you wonder what it'd take Andy to just give the guy £10-20k. It's basically pocket money to Andy and would be giving something back to the game in Britain, even if Goodall is never going to challenge the top 100.
11-29-2012 06:19 PM
LeChuck
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

I remember first seeing Goodall in action at Queen's in 2005 against Rusedski. He started out on tour with a two handed forehand, but then switched that to a one hander at the beginning of 2006. He did well to qualify for both Wimbledon and the US Open that year.

At Wimbledon in 2009 he served very well against Llodra and pushed him to 5 sets.

Players from the UK have it much easier than those from most other countries, benefiting from the filthy rich LTA, their country hosting a grand slam (which ploughs a lot more money in the sport and player funding) and coming from Western Europe where there are so many junior, futures and challenger events in a relatively small geographical area.

If Goodall is struggling financially then imagine what the situation is like for those lower ranked players on the challenger or futures circuits week in week out, that come from countries without such lavish resources.

The ever increasing costs of starting and maintaining a pro career, and the fact that so much money within the sport finds its way into the hands of so few players, means that many players will be forced to retire early, and many others will choose not to turn pro in the first place.
11-29-2012 04:15 PM
myrt
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

Is he any relation to the commentator Jason Goodall ?
11-29-2012 11:53 AM
Nathaliia
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

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Originally Posted by Mountaindewslave View Post
it obviously would be expected to cost a lot more than 10k if you got higher in the rankings and/or expanding your schedule
sorry, i meant 30K dunno what i was thinking writing 10.
apologise to all who got misled
11-23-2012 08:04 AM
Federer in 2
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

So much for GB's consecutive David Cup titles in the next few years
11-23-2012 07:54 AM
Sombrerero loco
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

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Originally Posted by BroTree123 View Post
Never heard of this pathetic clown.
this kind of comments should just stop
11-23-2012 07:46 AM
Goldenoldie
Re: British Number 2, Josh Goodall may retire

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Never heard of this pathetic clown.
Funnily enough he's never heard of you either.
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