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Old 11-16-2006, 10:01 AM   #16
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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?
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:36 PM   #17
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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.
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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!
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My favourite is Morgan Phillips.

So I've given him his own thread!
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