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Old 04-18-2007, 03:52 PM   #46
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I still wonder why he can't serve like he did in mid-2005. A pity, really...
The percentage was low, but the speed was not so bad today, I glanced like 196k/mh more than once...
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:54 PM   #47
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I think his shoes sponsor is Asics (no? Lacoste shoes ...) but i completely agree with you. Players should wear confortable clothes all the time...
I've no idea, but you get my point
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:54 PM   #48
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BTW, interestingly enough, Doug Adler (one of the commentators) feels that it is his serve which is holding him back from reaching the Top 10 because he doesn't win enough free points off it. I think he has a point.
Is he the same guy who said today that his game is usually in tune with his serve? And that when his serve was off, everything went wrong for him and that his opponents knew it or something like that... But that when he serves well, then he manages to be far more agressive... I agreed with that too. When his serve is off everything seems to go downright from there for him and when it's on, his game tends to be more offensive...

I explain very badly but i hope you'll get my point too...
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The percentage was low, but the speed was not so bad today, I glanced like 196k/mh more than once...
His average first serve speed used to be more than 200 km/h, I think. Stupid elbow.
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:56 PM   #50
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Is he the same guy who said today that his game is usually in tune with his serve? And that when his serve was off, everything went wrong for him and that his opponents knew it or something like that... But that when he serves well, then he manages to be far more agressive... I agreed with that too. When his serve is off everything seems to go downright from there for him and when it's on, his game tends to be more offensive...

I explain very badly but i hope you'll get my point too...
Yup, it's that guy.

However, he also said that Richard returns serve pretty well.
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Old 04-18-2007, 03:56 PM   #51
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Yep the tennis elbow changed many things it seems...
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However, he also said that Richard returns serve pretty well.
It used to be true. Hopefully it will be the case on clay...
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BTW, I'm pretty certain he'll pull out of Estoril, considering how he has little injuries here and there.
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BTW, I'm pretty certain he'll pull out of Estoril, considering how he has little injuries here and there.
Poor Ayane, if so...
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But that when he serves well, then he manages to be far more agressive... I agreed with that too. When his serve is off everything seems to go downright from there for him and when it's on, his game tends to be more offensive...

I explain very badly but i hope you'll get my point too...
oh yes, that is easy to understand, it even works for a humble tennis idiot like me.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:52 PM   #56
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Ljubicic tomorrow...I think it's about time he claimed another top 10 scalp
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I have a good feeling against Ljubicic since it's on clay and not indoor hardcourt.
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Well, two wins already gets him some points, I think, but it'd be nice if he could beat a top 10 player here. It'll be tough, though, the shoulder/serve is a critical factor.
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:12 AM   #59
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It's nice to see him winning in straight sets and relatively quickly for a change! Hopefully he can do some damage against Ljubicic tomorrow!
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I would LOVE to see him beat Ljubicic - this is his chance, on the clay. But somehow all my favorites are having a tough time this year, maybe I should stop cheering for him.
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