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01-12-2016 10:41 PM
Chilenaitor
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

Good Luck in Australia Sam
01-12-2016 09:55 PM
Daniel.
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

Playing at night would not have helped Groth's game style versus the style of Delbonis.
Should have put them on in the heat of the day.
01-12-2016 09:17 PM
RustyOz
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

Oh Grothie - he plays a great. entertaining match against a formidable opponent Frederico Del Bonis, who has strange but effective service action with an ice-topping ball toss.
Groth did most things right except win the points and games that counted, in going down 67(4) 67(5).
Sam had a break advantage at 4-3 in the 2nd set, but gave up the break immediately unfortunately, when a solid service game was needed.

After two false starts hopefully Sam can get the right draw and make a dent in the Oz Open.
11-24-2015 09:13 PM
RustyOz
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

Well - his thread title may have to change now - no longer The Forgotten Oz - now immortalised as the 2015 Newcombe Medal winner.

WELL DONE SAM
09-24-2015 04:54 AM
RustyOz
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

Nice photos - thanks
09-24-2015 03:56 AM
tennis2018
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

From his time @ Winston-Salem

09-21-2015 12:00 PM
Arsenalex
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

Imo Basel should be at least 48-man draw...

Not even Coric made it this year.

And Kyrgios only just made Valencia MD
09-21-2015 10:32 AM
Kateoz
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

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Originally Posted by TalkonTennis View Post
His schedule for the rest of the season is currently as follows:

Kuala Lumpur
Tokyo Q
Shanghai Q (?)
Vienna
Valencia / Basel Q (?)

He may take a week off during Shanghai, of course, given his usual tactic of skirting the Masters tournaments.

Good to see Grothy's Washington run is getting him into 500s now. He does have points from a Challenger final coming off in November, but vulturing is unlikely unless he's very very close to that cherished Top 50 ranking...
Not sure its really vulturing unless you actually are top 50!

But he should be able to do it without more challengers I reckon. And yes, he really should play Shanghai!
09-21-2015 04:28 AM
TalkonTennis
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

His schedule for the rest of the season is currently as follows:

Kuala Lumpur
Tokyo Q
Shanghai Q (?)
Vienna
Valencia / Basel Q (?)

He may take a week off during Shanghai, of course, given his usual tactic of skirting the Masters tournaments.

Good to see Grothy's Washington run is getting him into 500s now. He does have points from a Challenger final coming off in November, but vulturing is unlikely unless he's very very close to that cherished Top 50 ranking...
09-21-2015 03:18 AM
B.kelly123
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

Anyone know what Grothy's got coming up?
09-01-2015 11:48 AM
Kateoz
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

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Originally Posted by Arsenalex View Post
Robredo is completely out of form, but he does seem to have enjoyed good results in NY...
Out of form? Not convinced of that. In the last two masters had wins over Lopez, Andujar and Quereey; beaten by Murray at Montreal; Berdych in Cinny. Before that lost twice to Paire, whose excellent form has now become very apparent indeed!
09-01-2015 11:42 AM
Arsenalex
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

Robredo is completely out of form, but he does seem to have enjoyed good results in NY...
09-01-2015 10:50 AM
Kateoz
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

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Originally Posted by TalkonTennis View Post
...I know it won't happen, but Groth in the second week of a Slam would be something I'd like to see a few times in his career at least a la Casey Dellacqua...
I don't think it is altogether impossible, still early days for him really. Current poor run notwithstanding, he is continuing to improve (albeit slowly) and given his time out might end up being one of those who start late and keep going up to heights noone had expected, a la Lopez.

And while the current crop of teens look like they'll overrun the field in 2-3 years time, the weakness of the born in 1989-1994 group will provide opportunities.

That said, can't really see him getting past Tommy Robredo this time around unless he too falls to injury, seems to be in pretty good form. But then again, Millman did it...
09-01-2015 05:03 AM
RustyOz
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

Go Sam Groth.
Was behind and stuck to the task, aided by poor Dogopolov's bad arm.
09-01-2015 04:16 AM
TalkonTennis
Re: Samuel Groth: The Forgotten Australian

Finally a ray of sunshine on a very bleak day for Aussie tennis at Flushing Meadows...I think the retirement was more Dolgopolov acknowledging he couldn't go 5 sets with whatever the problem was, more than a really bad injury that required immediate attention.

But Sam did extremely well to reel the third set back in from 2-5 down and save a number of set points. Good to see him defend his points from last year at least, and stay well in the running for a Top 50 ranking.

I still don't believe Grothy's travelling all that well at the moment - but as with the women, that quarter of the mens draw has totally collapsed with Nishikori and Monfils out, so a real opportunity exists for someone to go on a tear. He ran Robredo quite a ways in Shenzhen last year, and Tommy is definitely beatable if he plays well.

I know it won't happen, but Groth in the second week of a Slam would be something I'd like to see a few times in his career at least a la Casey Dellacqua...
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