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Old 10-04-2012, 09:45 AM   #16
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What I just don't understand - given his health problems - that he schedules rather poorly.
it seems to me that he has changed his schedule this year, also trying to take more time after travelling.

Besides, it seems he's a person who is eager for money, his schedule and Davis cup adventures let me think that. Nothing bad about that but then, you can't judge his choices only in terms of results as usually MTF people do.
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A blood disorder now that makes sense. I read another thread on here that said he had Gilbert's Syndrome which is nothing serious at all. And Gilbert's Syndrome is not a blood disorder at all! He might have both, but it would be the blood disorder that would be causing problems. BTW I love the thread title
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A blood disorder now that makes sense. I read another thread on here that said he had Gilbert's Syndrome which is nothing serious at all. And Gilbert's Syndrome is not a blood disorder at all! He might have both, but it would be the blood disorder that would be causing problems. BTW I love the thread title
it's associated with high bilirubin concentration in the blood hence the mention "blood disorder", it's not two separate things, it's the same : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert%27s_syndrome
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it seems to me that he has changed his schedule this year, also trying to take more time after travelling.
You are probably right, I don't recall the details from 2011, but he is still among those playing most tourneys.
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I don't think there is a possibility for someone watching (be it live or on TV) to seriously differ between health problems and just bad play. His game is very risky, in general, so the line between triumph and desaster is always a very thin one.

What I just don't understand - given his health problems - that he schedules rather poorly. He has to pick his tournaments with more care and not entering as much as possible.
I think the same, actually don`t see any difference, but then - I`m not a fan and don`t watch all his matches. Maybe someone follows, always better ask.
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I think the same, actually don`t see any difference, but then - I`m not a fan and don`t watch all his matches. Maybe someone follows, always better ask.
yes it's an interesting question, you see Bodo's article : seems to explain all Dolgo's game by that, which is obviously wrong.

I would also have been glad to have an answer
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the illness is unfortunate but what's always bothered me with Dolgopolov is the serve.


Who taught him to serve? self-learned? It's not a solid serve. Not enough consistency when you sometimes play entire sets with like 30%-40% FS. Sometimes burn like every first serve in a game/entire tiebreak.


It's just unnecessary. Too much risk in that low toss and quick motion. He should take a year or two and change it even if it costs him in the short run. It'd be worth it for the rest of his career.
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Of course, Dolgo's confirmed physical disadvantage bothers him like it would bother anyone.
Still, that doesn't explain (or makes an excuse) for stupid tactics and general clownery like he shows so often on court.

It would do him a great benefit if he'd at least learn to get himself a decent, consistent serve most of all. I hope he will.
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the title sums dolgopolov up quite well

he loses because he is a clown

this clownery () comes from inept tactical decision making, and shaky mentality, when on court
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The thread's name is quite like an autobiography's title...
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From what I understand, Gilbert's syndrome doesn't make you feel ill. May be he needs more of gluten free diet and altitude sickness.
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