Johnny Groove #6 seed in Fort Lauderdale this weekend - Page 126 - MensTennisForums.com

MensTennisForums.com

MenstennisForums.com is the premier Men's Tennis forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

Reply

Old 03-20-2014, 09:49 PM   #1876
country flag samanosuke
Registered User
 
samanosuke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 17,781
samanosuke has a reputation beyond reputesamanosuke has a reputation beyond reputesamanosuke has a reputation beyond reputesamanosuke has a reputation beyond reputesamanosuke has a reputation beyond reputesamanosuke has a reputation beyond reputesamanosuke has a reputation beyond reputesamanosuke has a reputation beyond reputesamanosuke has a reputation beyond reputesamanosuke has a reputation beyond reputesamanosuke has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove retires from tennis

Nadal would be ashamed of you
samanosuke is online now View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 03-20-2014, 09:53 PM   #1877
country flag Dead Net Cord
Registered User
 
Dead Net Cord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 7,511
Dead Net Cord has a reputation beyond reputeDead Net Cord has a reputation beyond reputeDead Net Cord has a reputation beyond reputeDead Net Cord has a reputation beyond reputeDead Net Cord has a reputation beyond reputeDead Net Cord has a reputation beyond reputeDead Net Cord has a reputation beyond reputeDead Net Cord has a reputation beyond reputeDead Net Cord has a reputation beyond reputeDead Net Cord has a reputation beyond reputeDead Net Cord has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove retires from tennis

noooooooooooo
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tag View Post
fed diva wanted 2006 to last for ever

with cheap media love and fawners praising who didn't win slams

it must have been good to be a Swiss?

but chokers are always present in slam draws, wearing orange shoes and gold handbags
---
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Groove View Post
Now these are the nights I am going to remember
Dead Net Cord is online now View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 09:55 PM   #1878
country flag miura88
Registered User
 
miura88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,409
miura88 has a reputation beyond reputemiura88 has a reputation beyond reputemiura88 has a reputation beyond reputemiura88 has a reputation beyond reputemiura88 has a reputation beyond reputemiura88 has a reputation beyond reputemiura88 has a reputation beyond reputemiura88 has a reputation beyond reputemiura88 has a reputation beyond reputemiura88 has a reputation beyond reputemiura88 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove retires from tennis

La tristesse durera toujours
__________________
After all, history only tastes bitter to those who expect it to be sugar coated
miura88 is online now View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:02 PM   #1879
country flag Chris Kuerten
Registered User
 
Chris Kuerten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Age: 24
Posts: 9,987
Chris Kuerten has a reputation beyond reputeChris Kuerten has a reputation beyond reputeChris Kuerten has a reputation beyond reputeChris Kuerten has a reputation beyond reputeChris Kuerten has a reputation beyond reputeChris Kuerten has a reputation beyond reputeChris Kuerten has a reputation beyond reputeChris Kuerten has a reputation beyond reputeChris Kuerten has a reputation beyond reputeChris Kuerten has a reputation beyond reputeChris Kuerten has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove 6-4, 0-6, 6-10 vs. Haddad in yet another epic match

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Groove View Post
It is wild that I was able to go this far in the first place.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ilovetheblues_86 View Post
Ruben Ramirez was in a hotel in Rio Preto Brasil last year when his doubles partner Ferreiro decided to go see the night in the city. He opened his arms widely and said: que pasa man? we have match tomorrow.

Legend.
Quote:
“Some players say to me, ‘Why are you still playing?’ ” Ramirez Hidalgo said. “I still play because tennis is my life. Tennis gives me everything, more than I dreamed when I was young.”
Chris Kuerten is online now View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:20 PM   #1880
Joey Tribbiani
Registered User
 
Joey Tribbiani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Milan
Age: 22
Posts: 9,145
Joey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove retires from tennis

__________________
Roger Federer

4 AO - 1 RG - 7 W - 5 USO

302 weeks #1 - 6 WTFs


#bel18ve

..keep fighting Roger, keep believing, keep doing your magic..
Joey Tribbiani is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:22 PM   #1881
country flag leng jai
Registered User
 
leng jai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Oxford (at heart)
Age: 27
Posts: 20,384
leng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond reputeleng jai has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove 6-4, 0-6, 6-10 vs. Haddad in yet another epic match

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Groove View Post
Where is Sombrero loco? And Voo de Mar?

It is time. I have taken it as far as I can take it. It’s over.

For a while now, I have felt this. No longer do I see the light at the tunnel. It is darker and darker. It is time to move on. Maybe if I had started earlier than 14 almost 15, I could have gotten it done. Maybe if I did not have so many injuries in my career, I could have done it. Maybe the writing was on the wall last month when I chose love over career? I talked to both my Dad and Grandfather about it, and they both seemed more relieved than disappointed.

I just don’t enjoy the training anymore. Used to be I could get up at 6 am and then train all day no problem. Now I don’t have the desire to do that. Maybe it is burn out, maybe it is time to call it. I am putting too much into it and not seeing enough of a result. It is wild that I was able to go this far in the first place. I am going to have to go back to Dominos and focus on finishing this last semester and then getting into graduate school in the fall, even summer if I can.

2 years of grad school/Dominos, then I finish at 26, almost 27, and then we gonna see what’s going on. Maybe I can try again then? If I am good enough. If I still want it. Depends where I am financially. And if I have a wife/child yet or not. I may go for it again at 27, or I may not. But for now, I am putting down the racquets.
No consultation of your uncle? Yet another blunder in JG's career.
__________________
WARNING: This signature may contain extreme traces of bullying and glory hunting

TOMMY HASS
0 slams () and 0 finals
0 consecutive weeks at world no. 1
0 consecutive Laureus World Sports Awards
0 times qualified for YEC
3-13 H2H against Rogi Featherer
0-5 H2H against Rafito Nadal
Career low ranking: 1,241 (26.06.1995)
0 fake mullets flaunted in Roland Garros finals.
1 first name in common with Tommy Robredo
leng jai is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:27 PM   #1882
country flag MachineGun
Registered User
 
MachineGun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
Age: 25
Posts: 6,028
MachineGun has a reputation beyond reputeMachineGun has a reputation beyond reputeMachineGun has a reputation beyond reputeMachineGun has a reputation beyond reputeMachineGun has a reputation beyond reputeMachineGun has a reputation beyond reputeMachineGun has a reputation beyond reputeMachineGun has a reputation beyond reputeMachineGun has a reputation beyond reputeMachineGun has a reputation beyond reputeMachineGun has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove retires from tennis

Quote:
Originally Posted by miura88 View Post
La tristesse durera toujours
Je ne m'en remettrai jamais, c'est certain!
__________________
If RBA is a Princess, then I'm his Mario
(Lone but proud member of the SP Club)

Smoking the Rosmalen grass
and rolling in the Stuttgart silt.



> Patron Saint of MTF's collective Desire <
MachineGun is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:28 PM   #1883
country flag Lopez
Registered User
 
Lopez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Age: 27
Posts: 6,873
Lopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond reputeLopez has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Kuerten View Post

Indeed

Smart move Johnny. You can still include tennis into your life, one way or another. Honestly, you were never going to make it, you started way too late.


Sent from Verticalsports.com Free App
__________________
After Nadal beat Monfils at Doha, before AO 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSMnadal View Post
lol, who will beat him? Wawrinka? Berdych? Gulbis? Rosol? Federer?

Only Del Potro can take him out before the semis, and he won't. Nadal is winning the AO, bet your house on it.
Somewhere out there, there is a homeless person who once took betting advice from GSMnadal
Lopez is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:31 PM   #1884
Joey Tribbiani
Registered User
 
Joey Tribbiani's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Milan
Age: 22
Posts: 9,145
Joey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond reputeJoey Tribbiani has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove retires from tennis

At least you tried mate.

90% of people don't even try.
__________________
Roger Federer

4 AO - 1 RG - 7 W - 5 USO

302 weeks #1 - 6 WTFs


#bel18ve

..keep fighting Roger, keep believing, keep doing your magic..
Joey Tribbiani is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:31 PM   #1885
country flag Kyle_Johansen
Registered User
 
Kyle_Johansen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Age: 22
Posts: 9,058
Kyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond reputeKyle_Johansen has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove retires from tennis

Good decision man.
__________________
Federer fan, writer, tennis player.
Top 10 all-time list (Open Era)
1) Federer 2) Sampras 3) Nadal 4) Laver 5) Borg
6) Rosewall 7) Agassi 8) Lendl 9) Connors 10) McEnroe
Top 10 favourite all-time list
1) Federer 2) Safin 3) Agassi 4) Sampras 5) Edberg
6) Lendl 7) Haas 8) Hewitt 9) Connors 10) Becker
Kyle_Johansen is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:34 PM   #1886
country flag Chase Visa
Registered User
 
Chase Visa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Age: 20
Posts: 4,985
Chase Visa has a reputation beyond reputeChase Visa has a reputation beyond reputeChase Visa has a reputation beyond reputeChase Visa has a reputation beyond reputeChase Visa has a reputation beyond reputeChase Visa has a reputation beyond reputeChase Visa has a reputation beyond reputeChase Visa has a reputation beyond reputeChase Visa has a reputation beyond reputeChase Visa has a reputation beyond reputeChase Visa has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove retires from tennis

Bad for the game. We will never know if Groove was the true GOAT.
__________________
RIP Henry Chinaski. A true MTF legend
Chase Visa is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:37 PM   #1887
country flag Kat_YYZ
Registered Fed fan
 
Kat_YYZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 11,436
Kat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond reputeKat_YYZ has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove retires from tennis

__________________
Roger Federer * Greatest Of All Time
Kat_YYZ is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:40 PM   #1888
country flag streetballdude
Registered User
 
streetballdude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Plastic Beach
Posts: 728
streetballdude has a reputation beyond reputestreetballdude has a reputation beyond reputestreetballdude has a reputation beyond reputestreetballdude has a reputation beyond reputestreetballdude has a reputation beyond reputestreetballdude has a reputation beyond reputestreetballdude has a reputation beyond reputestreetballdude has a reputation beyond reputestreetballdude has a reputation beyond reputestreetballdude has a reputation beyond reputestreetballdude has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove 6-4, 0-6, 6-10 vs. Haddad in yet another epic match

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Groove View Post
Where is Sombrero loco? And Voo de Mar?

It is time. I have taken it as far as I can take it. It’s over.

For a while now, I have felt this. No longer do I see the light at the tunnel. It is darker and darker. It is time to move on. Maybe if I had started earlier than 14 almost 15, I could have gotten it done. Maybe if I did not have so many injuries in my career, I could have done it. Maybe the writing was on the wall last month when I chose love over career? I talked to both my Dad and Grandfather about it, and they both seemed more relieved than disappointed.

I just don’t enjoy the training anymore. Used to be I could get up at 6 am and then train all day no problem. Now I don’t have the desire to do that. Maybe it is burn out, maybe it is time to call it. I am putting too much into it and not seeing enough of a result. It is wild that I was able to go this far in the first place. I am going to have to go back to Dominos and focus on finishing this last semester and then getting into graduate school in the fall, even summer if I can.
__________________
Goran Dragić | Novak Djoković



Groove's Career Plan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Groove View Post
Age 30-34, make my way into top 10 from top 2000
Age 35-40, peak/prime
Age 41-42, decline, retire in 2032
streetballdude is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 10:42 PM   #1889
country flag Blue Heart24
Registered User
 
Blue Heart24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Croatia
Posts: 31,505
Blue Heart24 has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Heart24 has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Heart24 has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Heart24 has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Heart24 has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Heart24 has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Heart24 has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Heart24 has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Heart24 has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Heart24 has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Heart24 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove retires from tennis

I won't judge you of course,it's your life and I don't know you anyway.
But after everything you've said here how motivated you are,how you're going to do this etc...20 days ago you were going on about how you're on track,10 days ago you were to retire in 6 months time cause you don't have enough money for it and now you retire today.Because of lack of motivation? Think for a second how all of that makes you look like. Just saying. Not that it matters what everyone else thinks, it's about are you fine with yourself about all of this? Again, I won't claim something and give conclusions,but it seems to me that mentally you weren't all in,even if you claimed so here. Only you know if that's true or not. Good luck in the future.
Blue Heart24 is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2014, 11:02 PM   #1890
country flag TBkeeper
Registered User
 
TBkeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Age: 19
Posts: 4,027
TBkeeper has a reputation beyond reputeTBkeeper has a reputation beyond reputeTBkeeper has a reputation beyond reputeTBkeeper has a reputation beyond reputeTBkeeper has a reputation beyond reputeTBkeeper has a reputation beyond reputeTBkeeper has a reputation beyond reputeTBkeeper has a reputation beyond reputeTBkeeper has a reputation beyond reputeTBkeeper has a reputation beyond reputeTBkeeper has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Johnny Groove retires from tennis

Oh shiet man ... i would say ... continue trying but if the desire isn't there shedding a tear for you (only on theory though )
__________________
MR. FOREVER "UNDERRENTED"

SLAMS: 4 SEMIS, 6 QUARTERS
WTF: 1 TITLE, 1 FINAL, 1 SEMI
MASTERS: 3 TITLES, 5 SEMIS, 10 QUARTERS
TITLES: 21
MATCH WIN/LOSS: 482-329
TBkeeper is offline View My Blog!   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios