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Old 02-08-2011, 01:02 PM   #46
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He should have a decent career but the 2nd Federer he can be only on his play-station.
Looks more like 2nd Gulbis than 2nd Fed... very powerful shots together with errors all over the place
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Looks more like 2nd Gulbis than 2nd Fed... very powerful shots together with errors all over the place
Disagree. Gulbis is a classic brainless ball basher with big serve, who hits as hard and as flat as possible without any regard for point construction. Dimitrov is more patient and not as erratic.
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Yea, I don't insist on it, haven't seen him play much to be honest. Though I must say in this first set against Tsonga, he does seem somewhat as "ball basher with big serve, who hits as hard and as flat as possible without any regard for point construction"
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Gulbis who is a disappointment, was already a quarter-finalist of RG and reached 4th rd at the US Open in Dimitrov's age. Dimitrov looked like a big deal two years ago in Rotterdam when he beat Berdych and took a set of Nadal. Currently he looks only like a solid youngster with a prospect to improve steadily in the next few years.
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It's ridiculous that a 19 year old is even being compared to Federer. If comparisons must be made then compare him to a 19 year old Federer. So he makes errors. Federer made errors at 19 as well. Why use that to dismiss his chances

For those who dismiss him as a Fed clone...well if you had to be a clone of any tennis player who'd it be ? At least he has one good shot that even Fed didn't at the same age so but for his movement one would have to consider him something of an improvement on the original (19 year old). You could do a lot worse than having Roger as the guy you model your game after

Anyway I hate all these stupid Jinx threads. Poor guy can't catch a break. There's always some clown on his back wanting to be the first to "notice" his potential and then drop him like a hot potato the minute things don't come together for him
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Well articulated, Allez
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It's ridiculous that a 19 year old is even being compared to Federer. If comparisons must be made then compare him to a 19 year old Federer. So he makes errors. Federer made errors at 19 as well.
Federer at 19.8: highest raning - 18; 53 main level tournaments; the biggest achievements: QF at the Roland Garros, winner in Milan, 3-time finalist; 2 quarterfinals in Masters Series

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By Grigor's performance so far today, his backhand isn't good enough...
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yes that's why he loses to tsonga who is in not so really good form, just fuc*ing bad
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grigor is proving, again that he's not ready to play even with guys from the top 50 yet

he's going to lose to an okay tsonga and lost easily to an average wawrinka
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Federer at 19.8: highest raning - 18; 53 main level tournaments; the biggest achievements: QF at the Roland Garros, winner in Milan, 3-time finalist; 2 quarterfinals in Masters Series

Dimitrov at 19.8: highest ranking - 85; 11 main level tournaments; the biggest achievements: 2nd rd of Australian Open
So? You can seldom find a career path that mirrors another one exactly; and his results so far certainly don't preclude a more accelerated curve in the not too distant future. I don't think anyone was silly enough to claim he was a complete and indistinguishable replica of Fed
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Allez said about comparison to Federer at the same age so I delivered this comparison. Everyone can draw conclusion on its own
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Allez said about comparison to Federer at the same age so I delivered this comparison. Everyone can draw conclusion on its own
And yet, from the much greater expectations of Fed. he too was underperforming, and I venture to suggest even more so, since the expectation barometer was way higher. So even in a comparison of ages/figures, you cannot necessarily draw the "obvious" conclusions
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Give the guy time. Grigor needs to work on his returning and footwork. He's improving though.
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And yet, from the much greater expectations of Fed. he too was underperforming, and I venture to suggest even more so, since the expectation barometer was way higher. So even in a comparison of ages/figures, you cannot necessarily draw the "obvious" conclusions
Well, what's the hype then?
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