Ben Mitchell's Banana Party - Page 32 - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

Reply

Old 12-16-2012, 09:11 AM   #466
country flag Ausie
Registered User
 
Ausie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ukraine
Age: 25
Posts: 5,634
Ausie has a reputation beyond reputeAusie has a reputation beyond reputeAusie has a reputation beyond reputeAusie has a reputation beyond reputeAusie has a reputation beyond reputeAusie has a reputation beyond reputeAusie has a reputation beyond reputeAusie has a reputation beyond reputeAusie has a reputation beyond reputeAusie has a reputation beyond reputeAusie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Good job Benji
__________________
Rusty - always # 1 in my heart

Lleyton Hewitt


Gael Monfils - Aleksandr Dolgopolov - Juan Martin Del Potro - Nick Kyrgios - Jason Kubler - Serhiy Stakhovsky - Gianni Mina - Martin Klizan - Benjamin Mitchell - Borna Coric - Francis Tiafoe - Noah Rubin
Ausie is online now View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 12-16-2012, 10:05 AM   #467
country flag aussie_fan
Registered User
 
aussie_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,018
aussie_fan has a reputation beyond reputeaussie_fan has a reputation beyond reputeaussie_fan has a reputation beyond reputeaussie_fan has a reputation beyond reputeaussie_fan has a reputation beyond reputeaussie_fan has a reputation beyond reputeaussie_fan has a reputation beyond reputeaussie_fan has a reputation beyond reputeaussie_fan has a reputation beyond reputeaussie_fan has a reputation beyond reputeaussie_fan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Quote:
Originally Posted by Asadinator View Post
Watched some of his matches. He must be the most boring player I ever seen. All he is good at is just keeping the ball in play, has no weapons.
He is very atheltic though, can run all day. Just needs to keep working on his game.
aussie_fan is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 10:39 AM   #468
country flag Asadinator
Registered User
 
Asadinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,380
Asadinator has a reputation beyond reputeAsadinator has a reputation beyond reputeAsadinator has a reputation beyond reputeAsadinator has a reputation beyond reputeAsadinator has a reputation beyond reputeAsadinator has a reputation beyond reputeAsadinator has a reputation beyond reputeAsadinator has a reputation beyond reputeAsadinator has a reputation beyond reputeAsadinator has a reputation beyond reputeAsadinator has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Quote:
Originally Posted by aussie_fan View Post
He is very atheltic though, can run all day. Just needs to keep working on his game.
He and Saville are quite similar.

Even though they are both athletic, they have no urgency on court. They only start playing at a high intensity when their opponents have got them on the run or something. In a normal rally they don't attack enough, just wait for an error.
Asadinator is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 12:06 PM   #469
country flag Sombrerero loco
Registered User
 
Sombrerero loco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Age: 25
Posts: 41,359
Sombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

well done ben
__________________
Henri KONTINEN

Jerzy Janowicz/Bernard the aTomic /Thanasi Kokkinakis/Kei Nishikori

John Millman / Javier Martí/Taro Daniel-Jules Marie-Josh Milton


Henkka Kontinen
-Nick Kyrgios-Henri Laaksonen- Attila Balazs- Pierre Hugues Herbert-Alex Bolt-Marcus Willis-Kristijan Mesaros-Berankis-Chris Rungkat-Piotr Gadomski-Kike Lopez-Perez
www.tennisalternative.com
Sombrerero loco is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 07:39 PM   #470
country flag RustyOz
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,033
RustyOz has a reputation beyond reputeRustyOz has a reputation beyond reputeRustyOz has a reputation beyond reputeRustyOz has a reputation beyond reputeRustyOz has a reputation beyond reputeRustyOz has a reputation beyond reputeRustyOz has a reputation beyond reputeRustyOz has a reputation beyond reputeRustyOz has a reputation beyond reputeRustyOz has a reputation beyond reputeRustyOz has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Well done Ben. Congratulations.
Now we'll all be praying for the draw Gods to look kindly upon you...

Merry Christmas and a great start to the New Year.
RustyOz is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 08:35 AM   #471
country flag Chris.
Registered User
 
Chris.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,000
Chris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Congrats to Ben who received the last wild card into Brisbane.
Chris. is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #472
country flag jmf07
Registered User
 
jmf07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Age: 23
Posts: 4,250
jmf07 has a reputation beyond reputejmf07 has a reputation beyond reputejmf07 has a reputation beyond reputejmf07 has a reputation beyond reputejmf07 has a reputation beyond reputejmf07 has a reputation beyond reputejmf07 has a reputation beyond reputejmf07 has a reputation beyond reputejmf07 has a reputation beyond reputejmf07 has a reputation beyond reputejmf07 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

I thought Duckworth was the favourite after his win here last time but I guess it is almost a home tournament for Ben and Duckworth will get a WC in Sydney plus the WC playoff works in Ben's favour. Hopefully he puts in a competitive showing.
__________________
Baker (USA) - Bedene (SLO) - Bellucci (BRA) - Berta (SWE) - Cuevas (URU) - Domijan (USA) - Ebden (AUS) - Estrella (DOM) - Grigelis (LTU) - Guccione (AUS) - Heliovaara (FIN) - Kavcic (SLO) - King (BAH) - Kontinen (FIN) - Kubler (AUS) - Lajovic (SRB) - Matosevic (AUS) - McGee (IRE) - Millman (AUS) - Mitchell (AUS) - Nielsen (DEN) - Nieminen (FIN) - Paire (FRA) - Udomchoke (THA)
jmf07 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #473
country flag n8
 
n8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canberra, Australia
Age: 29
Posts: 6,426
n8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Ben Mitchell quote:

Quote:
This wildcard means a lot, the Brisbane International 2012 was a great experience but I am fitter than I've ever been and I think it's realistic to win a few matches here in 2013.
http://www.sportal.com.au/tennis-new...risbane-215194

Winning just one match would be great.
n8 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2012, 07:41 PM   #474
country flag Sombrerero loco
Registered User
 
Sombrerero loco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Age: 25
Posts: 41,359
Sombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

indeed. good luck ben!!
__________________
Henri KONTINEN

Jerzy Janowicz/Bernard the aTomic /Thanasi Kokkinakis/Kei Nishikori

John Millman / Javier Martí/Taro Daniel-Jules Marie-Josh Milton


Henkka Kontinen
-Nick Kyrgios-Henri Laaksonen- Attila Balazs- Pierre Hugues Herbert-Alex Bolt-Marcus Willis-Kristijan Mesaros-Berankis-Chris Rungkat-Piotr Gadomski-Kike Lopez-Perez
www.tennisalternative.com
Sombrerero loco is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 12:13 AM   #475
country flag Chris.
Registered User
 
Chris.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,000
Chris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond reputeChris. has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Tough first round in Brisbane against Marcos Baghdatis.
Chris. is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 01:12 AM   #476
country flag n8
 
n8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canberra, Australia
Age: 29
Posts: 6,426
n8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond reputen8 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Aussies always seems to be drawn against Baghdatis in Australian tournaments.
n8 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 03:45 AM   #477
Dmitry Verdasco
Registered User
 
Dmitry Verdasco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4,085
Dmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Baghdatis is past his peak, do it Ben
__________________

NADAL - TURSUNOV - BOLELLI - NALBANDIAN - MATOSEVIC
HINGIS - DEMENTIEVA - DOKIC - KOURNIKOVA - PIERCE - GOLOVIN - RADWANSKA - KIRILENKO - BARTHEL

Dmitry Verdasco is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 04:55 AM   #478
country flag Sam21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Age: 20
Posts: 178
Sam21 has a reputation beyond reputeSam21 has a reputation beyond reputeSam21 has a reputation beyond reputeSam21 has a reputation beyond reputeSam21 has a reputation beyond reputeSam21 has a reputation beyond reputeSam21 has a reputation beyond reputeSam21 has a reputation beyond reputeSam21 has a reputation beyond reputeSam21 has a reputation beyond reputeSam21 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

hopefully this match is center court worthy...
Sam21 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 08:40 AM   #479
country flag Sombrerero loco
Registered User
 
Sombrerero loco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Age: 25
Posts: 41,359
Sombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond reputeSombrerero loco has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

ben can do it. come on benny
__________________
Henri KONTINEN

Jerzy Janowicz/Bernard the aTomic /Thanasi Kokkinakis/Kei Nishikori

John Millman / Javier Martí/Taro Daniel-Jules Marie-Josh Milton


Henkka Kontinen
-Nick Kyrgios-Henri Laaksonen- Attila Balazs- Pierre Hugues Herbert-Alex Bolt-Marcus Willis-Kristijan Mesaros-Berankis-Chris Rungkat-Piotr Gadomski-Kike Lopez-Perez
www.tennisalternative.com
Sombrerero loco is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2012, 12:03 PM   #480
Dmitry Verdasco
Registered User
 
Dmitry Verdasco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 4,085
Dmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond reputeDmitry Verdasco has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Ben Mitchell's Banana Party

Brisbane R1: Baghdatis def Mitchell 64 64

I'll just repost what I said in GM...

Quote:
I really was impressed by Mitchell. He kept with Baghdatis mostly, even had 4 BPs to go up 46 *31 but some good serving got Baghdatis out of trouble, then Mitchell hurt his back at 46 43* but played the match out. Hopefully he's okay for the rest of the summer.

Mitchell's serve is a big strength, it's a very simple motion and generates speeds upwards of 200km/h regularly. Places it well, too. He got plenty of free points when the first serve went in, I didn't see the stats but he appeared to get a good amount of first serves in. His second serve is okay, but needs to place it a lot better.

BH is very reliable, generates good pace and gets good depth and angle. Absorbed pace really well off it aswell, unlike his FH - which is obviously his biggest weakness. I'm surprised Baghdatis didn't go there more than what he did. When he's got time on the FH he hits it well but when Baghdatis drilled it with any sort of depth and/or pace the reply was weak. He didn't miss a great deal of them, but he just can't deflect pace very well off that side at all, and the reply was regularly very short and lacking any pace. It was probably the deciding factor of the match.

Mitchell looks extremely fit and is SUPER fast. And I mean that. Like, Gael Monfils type athletic. VERY VERY VERY VERY FAST! Which is good. Kept him in a lot of points. He seems to have a bit of court sense about him as well. Any time he'd hit a good CC BH and saw Baghdatis would have to slice he was in at the net to put it away, which was great to see in a junior.

All in all, I was surprised how well Mitchell matched it with Baghdatis, there was only 2 breaks in it, and one of those came after he hurt his back, and he had his chances so good effort from him.

Also, Daria Gavrilova, Luke Saville, Nick Kyrgios and James Duckworth were all in Ben's player box


He was looking delicious, btw.
__________________

NADAL - TURSUNOV - BOLELLI - NALBANDIAN - MATOSEVIC
HINGIS - DEMENTIEVA - DOKIC - KOURNIKOVA - PIERCE - GOLOVIN - RADWANSKA - KIRILENKO - BARTHEL

Dmitry Verdasco is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios