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Old 09-04-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default The "making his way back up the rankings" thread

Give me suggestions for a new title if you'd like, I'm too busy right now to think of something creative. I just thought that this thread was needed.

Mardy's playing in the Covington challenger next week. Best of luck to him.
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Old 09-04-2005, 05:17 PM   #2
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Oh wait...

From http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...c.katrina.spor tsrdp.ap/

The U.S. Tennis Association canceled the $50,000 men's Challenger event scheduled in Covington, La., the week of Sept. 12. A new USTA men's Challenger event will be scheduled for the week of Oct. 24 at a site to be determined.
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Old 09-04-2005, 05:28 PM   #3
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So I guess next up is this one...

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Old 09-04-2005, 08:02 PM   #4
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Gosh.

Come on Mardy, you are way too good for this.
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Old 09-04-2005, 08:12 PM   #5
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I think it's smart because his ranking is so damn low. Why not win a few challengers, get a few points and his confidence back? He needs both.
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oh no, he HAS to play challengers....that's not what I meant. I agree with you - he has no choice.

I just wish he didn't have to He shouldn't be, he's too good to be playing challengers.
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Old 09-04-2005, 09:26 PM   #7
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I wish he didn't have to either , but hopefully they'll help a lot.
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I think he should just take the rest of the year off
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Old 09-04-2005, 11:36 PM   #9
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I just want to see him winning ANY matches.

I wish that after a few challengers he'll get back in the groove of things. Atleast that's what I hope because he certainly has the talent.
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I wish he didn't have to either , but hopefully they'll help a lot.
Assuming he can stay healthy, it should. Winning the 2 challengers back to back was really what got James going, I think. It's also what Andre did. Mardy's also GOT to make sure he is REALLY 100% before he goes out there. If he can bag a challenger title (or two or three or four) and get himself into the top 100 by year-end so that he can get into the AO directly, that will be really big, so that he can start there fresh. And he ought to get WCs into a lot of tourneys in the US so that he can work his way up. Let's just hope....

I'd also somehow like for Mardy to demonstrate that he really wants it. He needs to get into better shape and work harder. It's disappointing to hear the commentators question his work ethic whenever he does happen to make it onto tv or get a little attention. Show us you want it, Mardy.
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Come on, Mardy! Get back up to the top where you belong.
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Mardy, please show us you deserve a higher ranking. All the best at the challengers
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Poor Mardy but lets get some wins on the board...yeah
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I think most of you know that I'm not really a Mardy fan, but in case you didn't see it in that GM thread, I did speak to Scott Humphries on the first day of the USO (we were staying in the same hotel, but I only saw Mardy there once or twice). Scott told me that Mardy had done some off-court work during his time away this summer and that he had lost some weight (he guessed about 10 pounds). He said that it was now about matches and confidence, getting back into the groove, etc. There is a little bit of soreness in his wrist, so there is a teeny tiny mental block for Mardy, but nothing much really. Anyway, here is the US Challenger schedule for the rest of the year:

Sept 19th - Lubbock, TX
Sept 26th - Tulsa, OK
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Oct 17th - Calabasas, CA
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Oct 31st - Boston, MA
Nov 7th - Nashville, TN
Nov 14th - Urbana, IL

Lots of opportunites for him to pick up points before the AO entry cutoff.
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Thanks for the info, Fee!
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