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Old 05-12-2011, 12:26 AM   #1
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So, I have finally stopped wasting my time smoking weed, drinking, and...keeping myself busy

On Monday, May 2, I had my final exam in college in the morning, packed up all my shit, said my final goodbyes, smoked a last fat blunt, and drove down to South Florida.

From Tuesday the 3rd until the present, I have been training 5-6 hours per day. I am training with Mike Dumitru, a Romanian coach who worked with the Romanian Davis Cup team back in the day. He trained with Ilie Nastase, Ion Tiriac, and Andrei Pavel among others.

I've been working mad hard, and my game has completely been reformed. He told me I have made improvements in one week that most other players don't make for 3-5 months. He has also told me that top 100 in the world in 2 years is a very realistic possibility.

I've been working on running lower, bending the knees and exploding into each shot, throwing the ball higher on serve, and jumping very high into the ball.

Sure I have much much work to do, especially on fitness, volleys, overheads, working with targets, etc. etc., but I am very excited about the future

Speaking of future, I am planning to play the June 20 Future and June 27 Future, both in Florida.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:06 AM   #2
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You shouldn't explode with every shot, you'd run out of sperm very shortly and it will be hard to run with pants full anyway.
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get ready to be called a mug then

seriously, you need to drop MTF as well if you want to make it...
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Good luck, and no offence but top-100 in the men's open division of Florida would even be a tough goal
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Good on you man, is good to have ambitius plans they make us better. Is like that saying goes, aim for the stars and arrive at the moon. But don't forget to have backup plans A, B and C because in tennis there are certain constants and if you haven't being trainning since a kid, haven't played in the juniors or college at a very high level etc. chances are slim. But like I said ambitius goals make you better.

I remeber when I was 17 in the states doing High school and I thought I could too, but in all, I end up being pretty good at tennis played college at lower levels and had a great time overall. Just don't let it be means to an end only. Enjoy the experiences.
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Concentrate on getting your first ATP point then work from there.
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If you get around the Top100, tell GGL that I hate him.

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Try to arrange some live scoring, so we can follow your progress.

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