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Old 06-21-2012, 11:12 PM   #16
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Default Re: Comparison: Donald Young and Christophe Rochus.

Olli has choked a few times, but a lot of times he just either runs out of gas or simply gets overpowered and outplayed by a guy with bigger weapons. Olli always gives the top guys a hard time, his style is annoying for opponents even today in his declined state, but he doesn't have the weapons to get over the top.
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Default Re: Comparison: Donald Young and Christophe Rochus.

I have never delved into C. Rochus's retirement; he actually played and reached SF in the Lille Future last March.
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Default Re: Comparison: Donald Young and Christophe Rochus.

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olivier rochus making it on tour at all is a miracle of sorts.

even his official height of 1.68m is generous to say the least.

as for the topic, I agree there are some similarites. both rely on variety and angles because of a relative lack of power.

pretty sure young is a lot smaller than his official 1.83m as well, though still quite a bit bigger than christophe.

c. rochus seems to be one of the most unpopular players ever, partly because of his match fixing and propensity for bagels but he had a really nice game when on. watching him out-santoro santoro in the frenchman's final roland garros was glorious.
Olli's real height for sure is about 5'3 3/4-5'4. H's shorter than Henin is, and Henin was right around 5'5. Don looks 5'9 1/2 or so, to me.

I'm glad that at least someone sees the similarities or has actually responded to the question I originally asked! Chris Rochus did have a nice game with nice variety when on. He was a pro's pro, he was smart, slick, had good court sense. Don isn't quite on that level with his variety but he's pretty slick too, and has an advanced court sense for his age.
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Default Re: Comparison: Donald Young and Christophe Rochus.

Both are mugs - that's the biggest similarity between them.
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Default Re: Comparison: Donald Young and Christophe Rochus.

It's like comparing shit to Angela Lansbury.

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Default Re: Comparison: Donald Young and Christophe Rochus.

C. Rochus defeated guys like Simon, Chela, Ljubicic, Garcia-Lopez, Gaudio, Dolgopolov, Flo Mayer, Ginepri, Nieminen, Dent, Baghdatis, Troicki, Santoro, Clement, Gasquet, Querrey, Monaco, Soderling, Karlovic, Ferrer, Nalbandian, Robredo...


...AND OF COURSE: Donald Young.

Donald Young is the worst Top 50 player EVER. C. Rochus would eat him for breakfast on every fuckin surface.
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