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02-03-2013 12:31 PM
Whiznot
Re: American players to look out for?

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Originally Posted by Slice Winner View Post
If Ryan Harrison has a problem, it's not that he's too slow.
Wait, the guy looks like he's riding a turtle backwards up an incline.
02-03-2013 11:46 AM
perfect-tennis
Re: American players to look out for?

All College clowns with no talent coming through right now. American tennis has gone the way of American heavyweight boxing. Nobody at the top level.
02-03-2013 09:51 AM
Sombrerero loco
Re: American players to look out for?

denis kudla and chris harrison for the future are my faves into american team. lets see what happens with them!
02-02-2013 11:48 PM
Wing Man Frank
Re: American players to look out for?

Americans
02-02-2013 11:37 PM
Fee
Re: American players to look out for?

Have we officially given up on Jan Silva then?










(no, I couldn't keep a straight face while I typed that)
02-02-2013 03:44 PM
Litotes
Re: American players to look out for?

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GOOD, I don't care about your imaginary power ranger country team up against America. I'm glad you acknowledge America as the greatest sporting nation in the world. Your arguement is so stupid though look at the population of countries in the world.
My argument is not stupid at all. I'm making the perfectly reasonable observation that Europe has more great athletes per capita than the US has. So your original argument that the US has "spent" their athletes at other sports cannot be a major part of the explanation for the current US drought in tennis, as Europe has even more athletes than the US in other sports and still have room for several great tennis players.
02-02-2013 02:36 PM
Slade
Re: American players to look out for?

Look out for Ryan Harrison, he's a huge mug
02-02-2013 02:32 PM
Fumus
Re: American players to look out for?

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North America and Canada? So you don't think of Canada as a part of North America?

And btw, if we include all of Europe they beat all of America handily, even with less population. The "old" EU of 15 nations I compared with is not the whole story, you know. The US is best nation only because their 50 states have teamed up, in comparison to the 50 nations of Europe, which hasn't.
GOOD, I don't care about your imaginary power ranger country team up against America. I'm glad you acknowledge America as the greatest sporting nation in the world. Your arguement is so stupid though look at the population of countries in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._by_population

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Only in sports the rest of the world doesn't care about like baseball and American football.

I don't really see any American youngsters with GS winning potential. Some of them will no doubt break the top 20 tough.
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Get a clue.

http://www.london2012.com/medals/medal-count/
02-01-2013 09:08 PM
Moonball Pusher
Re: American players to look out for?

American athletes are clearly superior. Adrian Peterson and Chris Johnson and Lebron James playing soccer? Oh my
02-01-2013 08:23 PM
bouncer7
Re: American players to look out for?

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America only has a certain pool of genetic freaks with the type of athletic skills required to reach the pinnacle of any sport. Being that America is the greatest sporting nation in the world there are only so many of these freaks to go around. Sports like American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, etc. can take many of the athletes that would be top American tennis players.







02-01-2013 07:44 PM
Hypnotize
Re: American players to look out for?

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AMERICA IS THE GREATEST SPORTING NATION IN THE WORLD.
Only in sports the rest of the world doesn't care about like baseball and American football.

I don't really see any American youngsters with GS winning potential. Some of them will no doubt break the top 20 tough.
02-01-2013 07:28 PM
bjurra
Re: American players to look out for?

One could search in almost any country for really promising youngsters and not find anyone, the US is hardly unique in that aspect.

Germany, France, Spain, all successful tennis nations, none of them have a future star at the moment.
02-01-2013 07:19 PM
Litotes
Re: American players to look out for?

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bla...bla...bla..if we regard North America, South America and Canada as a nation then it would have your EU nation beat.


AMERICA IS THE GREATEST SPORTING NATION IN THE WORLD.
North America and Canada? So you don't think of Canada as a part of North America?

And btw, if we include all of Europe they beat all of America handily, even with less population. The "old" EU of 15 nations I compared with is not the whole story, you know. The US is best nation only because their 50 states have teamed up, in comparison to the 50 nations of Europe, which hasn't.
02-01-2013 06:59 PM
Fumus
Re: American players to look out for?

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That's only part of the explanation, surely. If we were to regard the European Union as one nation, it would have the US very comfortably beat as the world's greatest sporting nation even without the newer countries and thus with a similar population total. And the "old" EU has many, many top tennis players despite competition from at least as many sports, and similar amount of poverty to beat as the US.
bla...bla...bla..if we regard North America, South America and Canada as a nation then it would have your EU nation beat.


AMERICA IS THE GREATEST SPORTING NATION IN THE WORLD.
02-01-2013 08:22 AM
Litotes
Re: American players to look out for?

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Because it's more important in today's tennis world to be a better athlete than a better tennis player. Over the past 100 years the US had dominated tennis because it was a "class" sport but as courts were built around the world and teaching techniques spread through less developed area, now everyone could afford to teach tennis to their young.

America only has a certain pool of genetic freaks with the type of athletic skills required to reach the pinnacle of any sport. Being that America is the greatest sporting nation in the world there are only so many of these freaks to go around. Sports like American Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey, etc. can take many of the athletes that would be top American tennis players.

In the last 50 years as sports have become a very lucrative profession most American athlete tend to choose the most prestigious sports with the highest payday. In countries like Russia, Serbia, China, etc. tennis is one of the only ways out of poverty.

It's a two fold thing but basically America's top athletes are being seized by other sports and other countries have become much more invested in tennis and get a higher percentage of these top specimens.

Another American champion will rise but it may not be for some time and it's unlikely that America will ever see the dominance that it once did over the past century.

Like I said...American tennis is dead.
That's only part of the explanation, surely. If we were to regard the European Union as one nation, it would have the US very comfortably beat as the world's greatest sporting nation even without the newer countries and thus with a similar population total. And the "old" EU has many, many top tennis players despite competition from at least as many sports, and similar amount of poverty to beat as the US.
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