Originally Posted by Reaz
yes i do remember one clay matchup with the then clay king coria in masters monte carlo 2005 and had watched a little-para was trying to do all the shots from coria's book-like the audacious drop shot from the baseline.Anyway I remember P'dorn taking Middleton as his coach-it's so pathetic that he was Spadea's right hand man.Para had achieved a higher rank than that of Spadea.Why did he take him as Coach?.
As for his brother it was simply a motivational gesture.It could be done simply as a short term measure-possibly a few tournaments
As for his rallies and slices-much like that of gonzalez-it had come too late and he did not seem to get a good balance between those shot selection and his aggression
Indian wells 2006 simply pales in comparison with other great matches he had played-in my opinion his match with R-Fed in basel that year was his best ever.
I feel I have a love-hate relationship with Srichaphan.
The career of Ball ( paradorn's nickname in Thailand. If you know Thai people, no one uses last name, everybody uses nickname or first name) is very complicated. He was coached by his dad and his other brothers were also tennis players so you can say he came from tennis family. I think personally that after Bangkok Open 2003 when he lost in the quarter finals to Ljubicic he wasn't same player. I watched that match and he was just crying and crying for more than 15 minutes. I think also the glare of publicity and media attention got to him. The media in Thailand kept on criticising him for not diching his father and getting a farang coach. But being a nice asian it is pretty difficult to ditch one's father, so theygot a string of coaches but all of them were stop gap.
I still like Paradorn he is a very nice person. I just hope he comes back and has a swan song.