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Canada has had plenty of successful male doubles players who failed at men singles like Daniel Nestor or Grant Connell. I really am hoping Vasek does not end up like them. Vasek has the talent to be top 20 or higher. I still think Vasek needs a fitness trainer and a sports psychologist he should consult Tennis Canada and get the help he needs.
 

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Canada has had plenty of successful male doubles players who failed at men singles like Daniel Nestor or Grant Connell. I really am hoping Vasek does not end up like them. Vasek has the talent to be top 20 or higher. I still think Vasek needs a fitness trainer and a sports psychologist he should consult Tennis Canada and get the help he needs.
Vasek would be lucky to "end" up like nestor.
 

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Vasek would be lucky to "end" up like nestor.
Yeah :lol: I like Vasek but let's face it he can only dream to reach Nestor's accomplishments
 

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He has a good game, at this level in the top 50, most matches are decided by:

1. Who has better fitness
2. Who has stronger mental

Actually these can be both equal at 1. It has nothing to do with serves returns groundstrokes and volleys
 

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Given he and Sock gave up a 5-2 lead today to lose the second set to QUERREY and Johnson 5-7, they both clearly need psychologists.
 

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well i dont think you have to worry about that but having said that lets not compare him to nestor. pospisil will NEVER get anywhere near nestor in accomplishments.
 

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well i dont think you have to worry about that but having said that lets not compare him to nestor. pospisil will NEVER get anywhere near nestor in accomplishments.
Probably not, but I don't think anybody would have guessed Nestor would do what he's done when he was Pospisil's age. Vasek is a really good doubles player, he'll no doubt have that to fall back on whenever he gives up singles. Of course, if he makes enough money at singles, he may not want to spend his 30s travelling around the world playing doubles like Nestor did anyway.
 

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well i dont think you have to worry about that but having said that lets not compare him to nestor. pospisil will NEVER get anywhere near nestor in accomplishments.
Sadly, you can't actually say anything like that with any certainty. I agree it is unlikely, but look at the following stat.

Vasek Pospisil at 24 (2014) - 1 Grand Slam Doubles Title
Daniel Nestor at 24 (1996) - 0 Grand Slam Doubles Titles
 

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I don't want Vasek Pospisil to become another doubles specialist
I feel exactly the same way, but unfortunately I think that is the direction he will end up going. Vasek seems unable to self-motivate. His biggest successes are when he is playing to avoid disappointing others (Davis Cup teammates, doubles partner, vocal partisan crowd). When he is only playing for himself without a strongly supportive crowd pushing him, he comes up flat.

Can a sports psychologist create a killer instinct? Unfortunately I doubt it.:sad:
 

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I feel exactly the same way, but unfortunately I think that is the direction he will end up going. Vasek seems unable to self-motivate. His biggest successes are when he is playing to avoid disappointing others (Davis Cup teammates, doubles partner, vocal partisan crowd). When he is only playing for himself without a strongly supportive crowd pushing him, he comes up flat.

Can a sports psychologist create a killer instinct? Unfortunately I doubt it.:sad:
Yep, I think this analysis is right on the mark. He plays his best in partisan environments (where he elevates his level of play) or with a doubles partner (where the pressure that normally gets to him just doesn't).
 

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Vasek does seem mentally fragile he has the talent but he doesn't seem to me physically strong. The mental aspect of the game CAN be improved.Tennis Canada can help Vasek so why doesn't he get a sports psychologist? Vasek is still young enough to turn his career around he really needs help with the mind and body.
 

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Vasek would be lucky to "end" up like nestor.
Doubles players are usually the guys who failed at singles like Nestor, Bryan Twins ect. The few good singles players who excel at doubles are rare Marcel Granollers and Fernando Verdasco. Nestor is a great doubles player BUT doubles is inferior to singles. In Canada, Milos Raonic is a big star because he does so well in men singles and he is top 10.
 

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if he has any talents, i haven't seen it yet :lol:
 

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Why don't you ring him and tell him then ?
Also he would never touch of Nestor and why would he he is in the top 40 in singles most players only play doubles full time when there not good enough for singles like the Bryans etc
 

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Why don't you ring him and tell him then ?
Also he would never touch of Nestor and why would he he is in the top 40 in singles most players only play doubles full time when there not good enough for singles like the Bryans etc
Pospsil is already better than Nestor he has a top 50 ranking something Nestor did NOT get to the world. As I said it is usually the losers who do not do well in singles make a life in doubles due to their inability to do well in singles like Nestor.
 

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Given he and Sock gave up a 5-2 lead today to lose the second set to QUERREY and Johnson 5-7, they both clearly need psychologists.
at least they won in the end :D
 

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I feel exactly the same way, but unfortunately I think that is the direction he will end up going. Vasek seems unable to self-motivate. His biggest successes are when he is playing to avoid disappointing others (Davis Cup teammates, doubles partner, vocal partisan crowd). When he is only playing for himself without a strongly supportive crowd pushing him, he comes up flat.
I was in his match in IW this year and the crowd was 95% Canadians cheering non-stop for him. He was flat like week old Cola. :eek: But that's his first HC match after AO with his back injury.

Can a sports psychologist create a killer instinct? Unfortunately I doubt it.:sad:
Don't think a psychologist will give him killer instinct but at least, not tighten up like a surf board at important moments.
 

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Pospsil is already better than Nestor he has a top 50 ranking something Nestor did NOT get to the world. As I said it is usually the losers who do not do well in singles make a life in doubles due to their inability to do well in singles like Nestor.
Yes and I was talking about Pospisil as a Doubles player, Pospisil is the better singles player
 
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