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it is fish vs youzhny . this one could be one of the better matches tomorrow.

who is going to snatch this one and why? fish looks old and overrated to me.
you have the floor.


also is fish pretty much done making noise on the tour? is he at the end of the line?
 

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Re: Dubai : Fish vs Youzhny

Pray for Death. It's going to be a mugfest.
 

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i will go with youzhny in 3.

the key for youzhny: start returning better by the the time 2nd set rolls around. the courts are playing fast so it will take some time for the russian to start getting a decent read on fish`s serve.

i think youzhny can keep up with him from the baseline. the trick is to get into some of the points on fish`s serve.
 

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Re: Dubai : Fish vs Youzhny

has misha fully recovered from his shoulder injury? I hope he takes the trash out but on these courts I think Mugdy will take it probably in 2 close sets.
 

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Fish predictably lost in 2 sets.
 

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you were right again: overrated fish proved we are right about him.

who was that qualifier he lost to a few days back? wasnt he ranked something like #388?
Yeah, Albano Olivetti of France. A huge server with some weapons, but his consistency is an issue. Still, Fish losing to a young inexperienced hopeful is just.... :facepalm:. So yeah, this 2 set rout by Youzhny is expected.
 

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Re: Dubai : Fish vs Youzhny

and youzhny is not exactly young anymore.

i predict a dismal clay and grass season for Fish.
 

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and youzhny is not exactly young anymore.

i predict a dismal clay and grass season for Fish.
Fish needs to "Pray for Death" in order to produce brilliant results on clay, and potentially grass. Otherwise...no chance.
 

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Re: Dubai : Fish vs Youzhny

affirmative. he had a great year in 2011. it was an outlier.

and now the true reality on the ground taking its toll.
 

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affirmative. he had a great year in 2011. it was an outlier.

and now the true reality on the ground taking its toll.
In order to have the complete top 10 package, he must stay consistent on all types of surfaces. His fantastic season last year was mainly due to outdoor hard courts which worked in his favour (eg. Miami, Toronto, Cincinatti), but I guess he did pretty good on grass as well (ie. Wimby QF). But his clay game and his indoor HC game has yet to shine...but given his age and form right now, sadly it may be too late for him to do well in those areas.
 

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Fish is done for career. Sorry for Fish Fans

he will turn 31 in couple of months...

no room to go
 

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Fish hasn't been happy since he got to the Top 10 and overtook Roddick as American #1. He probably realizes that it's not easy to be consistent and he's coming back down to Earth.
 

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i never thought he belonged in the top 10. not for long anyway.

he went as far as he could which is not too shabby for somebody that started his climb late.
 
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