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Old 11-26-2004, 10:21 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Sanguinetti is the death of good tennis

I know he has his fans on here but he is soooooo bad. Saw him get destroyed by nadal 6-2 6-1 at the madrid masters and nadal played as badly as he's probably ever played since he was 12 years old. Sanguinetti can obviously play a little but is mediocre at best and will not get beyond the 2nd round of a single grand slam next year...or ever again in his career

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Old 11-26-2004, 10:38 PM   #2
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Ha ha! This quasi-trollish thread has backfired spectacularly, because Sanguinetti actually has something of an unorthodox, classical game with its low shots and off-pace groundstrokes that is a throwback to an earlier era, just like your new God is often said to be. I'm not disputing that his best days are behind him and Italian tennis will shortly need to rely on Volandri alone, but remember... check the head-to-head between him and Federer and you may not find the statistic you're expecting.
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Old 11-26-2004, 10:40 PM   #3
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We all know that there is only one man who is become Death, the Destroyer of Tennis, and he is now the most successful tennis Olympian in history. Makes you think, dunnit?
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Ha ha! This quasi-trollish thread has backfired spectacularly, because Sanguinetti actually has something of an unorthodox, classical game with its low shots and off-pace groundstrokes that is a throwback to an earlier era, just like your new God is often said to be. I'm not disputing that his best days are behind him and Italian tennis will shortly need to rely on Volandri alone, but remember... check the head-to-head between him and Federer and you may not find the statistic you're expecting.
federer has a winning record...just because he has lost 1 match to him (2years ago and in italy) doesn't mean sanguinetti is any good. His game does belong in an era long gone i'll agree on that....the game has moved thankfully! Its not only the power he lacks, he doesn't do anything well. McEnroe didn't hit people off the court either but he still did ok
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and Italian tennis will shortly need to rely on Volandri alone.
you mean Potito , right?
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you mean Potito , right?
think he means volandri...who will only be ok too. yet another player who will win some matches on clay and spend the rest of the year moaning that he's not on clay.
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Sanguinetti is the death of men's tennis. Any player who looks at him thinks about his own retirement. He could easily pass for over-45's mens matches and quite frankly he plays like someone of that age. My dad who is nearly twice his age looks younger than him.
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federer has a winning record...just because he has lost 1 match to him (2years ago and in italy) doesn't mean sanguinetti is any good. His game does belong in an era long gone i'll agree on that....the game has moved thankfully! Its not only the power he lacks, he doesn't do anything well. McEnroe didn't hit people off the court either but he still did ok
But, to paraphrase those who replied to Coria trolls in the aftermath of the RG final, who won the match that counted? Actually, I saw that Milan final, and Sanguinetti did hit some stunning returns and aggressive shots when he needed to. Hardly a surprise, bearing in mind the guy had beaten Ferrero, El Aynaoui and Escude to get to the final, and went on to beat Srichaphan and Roddick when he won Delray Beach later that year. My, what a hopeless player.

He has a very good, flowing backhand that stays low, the forehand is a bit of a weak slap a la Jonas Bjorkman. The service action is quite abbreviated and fast as well, not too easy to read. Frankly, I think it's a terrible shame we won't be seeing any more of this style, although fortunately new players like Mayer are carrying on the tradition of oddball tennis. Let's face it though, at the moment someone like Soderling is the future of tennis, on fast courts at least.
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Whilst Davide Sanguinetti isn't up to much these days I think its unfai to slag him off as he has had a moderately good career. That win over Federer in 2002 is a mighty impressive statistic I must say!
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But, to paraphrase those who replied to Coria trolls in the aftermath of the RG final, who won the match that counted? Actually, I saw that Milan final, and Sanguinetti did hit some stunning returns and aggressive shots when he needed to. Hardly a surprise, bearing in mind the guy had beaten Ferrero, El Aynaoui and Escude to get to the final, and went on to beat Srichaphan and Roddick when he won Delray Beach later that year. My, what a hopeless player.

He has a very good, flowing backhand that stays low, the forehand is a bit of a weak slap a la Jonas Bjorkman. The service action is quite abbreviated and fast as well, not too easy to read. Frankly, I think it's a terrible shame we won't be seeing any more of this style, although fortunately new players like Mayer are carrying on the tradition of oddball tennis. Let's face it though, at the moment someone like Soderling is the future of tennis, on fast courts at least.
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Davide is great, apart from his choking.

He has to keep playing, we have already lost Pozzi.
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We all know that there is only one man who is become Death, the Destroyer of Tennis, and he is now the most successful tennis Olympian in history. Makes you think, dunnit?
You're so bad.
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Davide is great, apart from his choking.

He has to keep playing, we have already lost Pozzi.
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