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03-01-2007 02:06 PM
johnnylad
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

My favourite is Morgan Phillips.

So I've given him his own thread!
11-24-2006 07:49 PM
JustJames
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

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Originally Posted by Morgan Z View Post
I have missed the chance to watch Daniel play due to bad luck. But quite a few of my friends have seen him in action, and they were mighty impressed.

He is said to be a really versatile shot maker and has a game that suits all surfaces. And watch out for that return of serve that he has! If he trains properly, that can be a big weapon in the years to come.

But he is physically really weak and needs to grow quite a few inches more. The serve isn't that good at this moment as a result of his height. He can struggle against big hitters. He also tends to make many unforced errors at times.

By the way, he happens to be really fiery for a boy of his age. He shouts and swears and grumbles when he is not happy with line calls.

He is working on his weaknesses. He spent a few months in Marbella this year and may as well return next year. Just wait and watch till he develops a good serve, he can be world class.
Thanks for the info Morgan!

Hopefully his game will mature and become complete with practise and age! If you hear anything else about him or get round to seeing him...please post!
11-16-2006 02:36 PM
Morgan Z
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

I have missed the chance to watch Daniel play due to bad luck. But quite a few of my friends have seen him in action, and they were mighty impressed.

He is said to be a really versatile shot maker and has a game that suits all surfaces. And watch out for that return of serve that he has! If he trains properly, that can be a big weapon in the years to come.

But he is physically really weak and needs to grow quite a few inches more. The serve isn't that good at this moment as a result of his height. He can struggle against big hitters. He also tends to make many unforced errors at times.

By the way, he happens to be really fiery for a boy of his age. He shouts and swears and grumbles when he is not happy with line calls.

He is working on his weaknesses. He spent a few months in Marbella this year and may as well return next year. Just wait and watch till he develops a good serve, he can be world class.
11-16-2006 09:01 AM
JustJames
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

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Originally Posted by Morgan Z View Post
Dan Cox is playing like a future top 10 player, not just top 100. Just look at his results....

He got his first senior ranking point at the age of 15 years and 2 months. I don't think that anybody in the present top 100 can beat that. Nadal got his first point at 15 and 4.

He reached the finals of Le Petit As, Tarbes, widely believed to be the best 14&U tournament in the world, when he was 13 years and 4 months old.

This year he has defeated two top 600 players and took a set off Harsh Mankad on grass.

Even though he was ranked outside the top 200 in Juniors, he defeated three top 50 players in straight sets at Roehampton this year. That included a 6-2 6-3 demolition of the then junior world number 14, Sho Aida. He also became the youngest player to win a round at this year's Junior Wimbly.

These are just a few of the many things which makes him our first world class talent since Andy Murray.



I rate Graeme Dyce behind Dan Cox and Dan Evans, but that's just my opinion.

Marcus Willis, Neil Pauffley, Josh Milton, Daniel Smethurst, Faris Akhazzan and David Rice are a few others from the 1989-1990 age group who have a good chance of making it to the top 100.

Just checked out his profile and he does look promising considering his age.
Have you seen him play? If so could you give us a brief description of his game, strengths weaknesses etc?
11-15-2006 05:48 PM
Morgan Z
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

Dan Cox is playing like a future top 10 player, not just top 100. Just look at his results....

He got his first senior ranking point at the age of 15 years and 2 months. I don't think that anybody in the present top 100 can beat that. Nadal got his first point at 15 and 4.

He reached the finals of Le Petit As, Tarbes, widely believed to be the best 14&U tournament in the world, when he was 13 years and 4 months old.

This year he has defeated two top 600 players and took a set off Harsh Mankad on grass.

Even though he was ranked outside the top 200 in Juniors, he defeated three top 50 players in straight sets at Roehampton this year. That included a 6-2 6-3 demolition of the then junior world number 14, Sho Aida. He also became the youngest player to win a round at this year's Junior Wimbly.

These are just a few of the many things which makes him our first world class talent since Andy Murray.



I rate Graeme Dyce behind Dan Cox and Dan Evans, but that's just my opinion.

Marcus Willis, Neil Pauffley, Josh Milton, Daniel Smethurst, Faris Akhazzan and David Rice are a few others from the 1989-1990 age group who have a good chance of making it to the top 100.
11-04-2006 10:35 PM
Drew37
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

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Out of those juniors is there one in particular that you would say stands out as having the ability that is needed to make it into the top 100?

It would be a great step if we could begin to fill the top 200 with young British players. It offers a great stable basis off of which to work off..especially with the Davis Cup Team.

Shame bout Andy Kennaugh though. There was a fair amount of hype not so long ago that it was looking like he could make some giant strides up towards the business end of the rankings. However, as you say, he seems to have slipped away recently, it would be interesting to hear what anyone knows or thinks about this...
I think Graeme Dyce has the potential and the backing of the Bolleteri Academy in Florida to do well.....along with Daniel Cox....these two I would say hold out the most hope !
11-04-2006 04:44 PM
Trivial
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

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Originally Posted by Drew37 View Post
Apart from Murray/Henman/Rusedski I like Goodall out of the 'mature' players. Seems to have real mental strength.

Of the older teenagers Andy Kennaugh has shown promise but not lately.....Jamie Baker for sure will be top 100....and for the younger lads Graeme Dyce, Dan Cox, Dan Evans and now hopefully Simon Childs will make in-roads next year....hopefully in 2007 we can see another 'Murray' or two from this pack !
Out of those juniors is there one in particular that you would say stands out as having the ability that is needed to make it into the top 100?

It would be a great step if we could begin to fill the top 200 with young British players. It offers a great stable basis off of which to work off..especially with the Davis Cup Team.

Shame bout Andy Kennaugh though. There was a fair amount of hype not so long ago that it was looking like he could make some giant strides up towards the business end of the rankings. However, as you say, he seems to have slipped away recently, it would be interesting to hear what anyone knows or thinks about this...
11-04-2006 02:11 PM
Drew37
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

Apart from Murray/Henman/Rusedski I like Goodall out of the 'mature' players. Seems to have real mental strength.

Of the older teenagers Andy Kennaugh has shown promise but not lately.....Jamie Baker for sure will be top 100....and for the younger lads Graeme Dyce, Dan Cox, Dan Evans and now hopefully Simon Childs will make in-roads next year....hopefully in 2007 we can see another 'Murray' or two from this pack !
11-04-2006 02:00 PM
Horatio Caine
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

Tim is the best for me...don't like watching Murray particularly.

I like Mackin's fight...Delgado isa sentimental favourite for me...also like Auck's game.
10-30-2006 12:37 PM
Trivial
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

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Originally Posted by decrepitude View Post
I'm adding Richard Bloomfield to my list. Top 200 this week!
Great News So there's a list now?
10-30-2006 11:08 AM
decrepitude
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

I'm adding Richard Bloomfield to my list. Top 200 this week!
10-09-2006 03:24 PM
ae wowww
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

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Originally Posted by Trivial View Post
Any particular reasons? Ever seen any of them live?
Josh Goodall has a good work ethic, even on days off he works hard in the gym.

James Auckland has a nice game w/serve & volley even in singles, which is unusual. Also a very nice guy.

Jamie Murray I give credit to for grinding it out in the doubles. Also quite funny.

Seen all three play live, all impressive.
10-09-2006 08:39 AM
Trivial
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

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Originally Posted by ae wowww View Post
Josh Goodall, Jimmy Aucks & Jamie Murray for me probably
Any particular reasons? Ever seen any of them live?
10-08-2006 07:41 PM
ae wowww
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

Josh Goodall, Jimmy Aucks & Jamie Murray for me probably
10-08-2006 02:12 PM
Trivial
Re: British Players: Who's your man?!

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Originally Posted by Somalian Refugee View Post
Jamie Delgado and James Auckland for me Sorry for not sharing the stories but you wouldn't want to listen to them

You have stories? Would love to hear them mate...
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