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Old 03-05-2013, 01:12 AM   #316
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Rhyne's qualifying section: Berankis and then Authom/Pospisil. Good luck.
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Definitely not the easiest R1, but Rhyne should win this if he plays good. Then R2 opponent should not be a problem for him.
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Lost 76(2) 61 very disappointed to hear about his breakdown yet again. Sigh, I'm don't think there are any psychologists who can cure him.
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I will be very happy if Rhyne can have a 1/3 of a career of some these players. Sometimes, I wonder if it was a good decision for him to go to college. It was good for him to get away from the pressure, but he got fat and picked up some bad habits (drinking, partying, junk food, video games etc.) If he wasn't born into a tennis family, I think he would probably be doing something else.

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And more...

77 Futures winners with less than 18 years old since 1998

Code:
 1	Richard Gasquet	        15y10m	Great Britain F3 '02
 2	Mario Ancic	        15y10m	Croatia F2 '00
 3	Rafael Nadal	        16y 1m	Spain F5 '02
 4	Novak Djokovic	        16y 1m	Serbia F3 '03
 5	Jimmy Wang	        16y 3m	Japan F4 '01
 6	Rhyne Williams	        16y 3m	USA F16 '07
 7	Andy Murray	        16y 4m	Great Britain F10 '03
 8	Juan Martin Del Potro	16y 6m	Chile F1 '05
 9	Evgeny Korolev	        16y 7m	Germany F16 '04
10	Ricardas Berankis	16y 8m	Portugal F3 '07

11	Yuki Bhambri	        16y 9m	India F3 '09
12	Marius Copil	        16y10m	Romania F16 '07
13	Marin Cilic	        16y10m	Croatia F3 '05
14	Chase Buchanan	        16y11m	USA F9 '08
15	Janko Tipsarevic	16y11m	Yugoslavia F2 '01
16	Igor Kunitsyn	        16y11m	Ukraine F2 '98
17	Gastao Elias	        16y11m	Mexico F11 '07
18	Grigor Dimitrov	        17y 0m	Spain F20 '08
19	Tomas Berdych	        17y 0m	Czech F5 '02
20	Jose Acasuso	        17y 0m	Argentina F4 '99

21	Ernests Gulbis	        17y 0m	Germany F15 '05
22	Robin Soderling	        17y 1m	Sweden F1 '01
23	Andrej Kracman	        17y 1m	Germany F11 '99
24	Ryan Harrison	        17y 1m	USA F14 '09
25	Jack Sock	        17y 1m	USA F29 '09
26	Mikhail Youzhny	        17y 2m	Belarus F1 '99
27	Jan Hajek	        17y 2m	Jamaica F3 '00
28	Jerzy Janowicz	        17y 4m	Switzerland F3 '08
29	Tommy Robredo	        17y 4m	Spain F8 '99
30	Yoshihito Nishioka	17y 4m	Mexico F3 '13
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I made a highlight video of Rhyne's matches from the Dallas Challenger, but I can't share it though b/c of copyright infringement. I hope Rhyne can get his ranking up so he can play in bigger tournaments. Really enjoyed his matches the most out of the young Americans.
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I did a pictureography thread for Rhyne. That was tedious, what was I thinking. Thought about doing one for Sock as well, but might have to reconsider.

Kinda fun though: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=241866
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Great early birthday present. Hoping for a good draw.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:27 AM   #324
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Awesome. The draw comes out tomorrow, I think.
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Sometimes, I wonder if it was a good decision for him to go to college. It was good for him to get away from the pressure, but he got fat and picked up some bad habits (drinking, partying, junk food, video games etc.) If he wasn't born into a tennis family, I think he would probably be doing something else.

That's definitely a good question to ask, but the other side of the coin is that he might have burned himself out on tennis had he not gone to college and gotten some new experiences. The way he says it, he'll basically acknowledge that his tennis suffered a bit, but that it also allowed tennis to be fun for him again. My brother and I have this argument sometimes. He thinks college tennis is a complete waste of time; I tend to think it's the better decision for guys who aren't just absolutely 100% ready for the pros (Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, and Pete Sampras clearly made the correct decision in not going to college).

At the same time, I think Steve Johnson was stupid to stay his last year. If you win the NCAAs and you want to pursue a pro career, then leave.
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Miami draw: http://www.sonyopentennis.com/Share/...r=2013&Draw=ms

Santiago Giraldo and then Cilic. Winnable first round. Miami is very slow and Rhyne doesn't like to grind. I hope he doesn't go overboard with the dropshot. Good luck.


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At the same time, I think Steve Johnson was stupid to stay his last year. If you win the NCAAs and you want to pursue a pro career, then leave.
Agreed on Johnson, I guess he really wanted that 4-peat.
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Disappointed that he couldn't make it more competitive. Up next is clay season, which I don't expect much. Even though Rhyne said his favorite surface is clay, most of his results came on fast indoor courts. And his movement on clay is probably at a futures level.

I hope Rhyne doesn't make tweeting right before his match a habit.
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ATP University Harlem Shake Video Rhyne (hat/necklace/bathrobe) on the right next to Johnson (green shirt).

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The aquafina tweet just made my day It is better than the Hornitos Tequila tweet he received earlier this year.
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Was curious about everyone's H2H and came upon this excerpt (2010-11 AOWC Playoffs):

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The most intense and “edge of your seat” match was between the two “Ryan’s”… although Williams spells his name “Rhyne”, which I love because it is so unique. To be perfectly honest, the match was Williams’ to lose. He had the match on his racquet the entire time, but I think fatigue was his enemy today and I mean that more from a mental standpoint than anything else. Harrison has been through this kind of thing before and Rhyne just couldn’t close it out unfortunately. I could tell, he was getting mentally exhausted and frustrated towards the end. Everytime he would put the ball away, or so he thought, Harrison would just get it right back into play.

The two have such similar games and their ground strokes are just punishing. Incredibly impressive! They can keep up with anyone at the level they are playing; it is quite extraordinary to watch. I really felt like I was at an ATP event in the semis, not a wildcard playoff. Expect so much more from these two players in the future, but especially from Williams because I don’t think a lot of you are as familiar with him and his game as you might be with that of Harrison. Both are big bright stars, as is Sock. Link
It seemed like every time I read about his matches, they usually contained one of the following: "chokes", "breakdowns", "collapses", "mentally ----", "frustrated", etc.
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