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The Eurosport commentator just said he is "Pushing like a bully in a school playground" lmao.
Anyways, i'm really impressed with him, especielly the serve, he already fired like 30 aces in the match (the final against Yevgeny) :eek:
 

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So, Verkerk becomes the third title debutante this year after Davydenko and Lee... this can only be good for the depth in men's tennis.

It may be silly at times, but I quite like the way he visibly urges himself on during points even if it does result in a few odd faces pulled - and it certainly worked, considering he beat Enqvist, one of the best ever indoor players, the defending champion Sanguinetti, a fellow big server in Ljubicic and Kafelnikov, a former winner here with 26 titles to his name.
 

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Sunday February 2, 07:46 PM
Martin Verkerk of the Netherlands reacts after beating Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia to win the Milan Indoors ATP tennis tournament, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb.2, 2003. Ververk won, 6-4, 5-7, 7-5. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
 

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His backhand is pretty good, and he has a good net game as well. Not a definite weapon besides his serve as of yet. BUT, Ive seen him three times now (Auckland round 1 vs Guga, semifinal and final Milan) and his game is definitely going forwards. He is getting better and better, on vertiginous spead.
Congrats!
 

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not spead, speed. :eek: ;)
 

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Am i right in tabulating that Martin is now around the 45-50 range in the rankings??He just needs another good run in Rotterdam or Copenhagen and he can then have a crack in the TMS events. I like this guy; he provided two above-average first rounds in the USO vs Roddick and AO vs Phillipoussis. Holland might need him what with Kraijcek being so fragile and Schalken ultimately a choker in the big matches,
 

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I heard that he would be 60ish? (I suppose that I could check the rankings right now - but eh - too far;)).

IN which case he really only needs one more big result and he'll get in to the main draw of all the masters evets - he'll already get into Miami, assuming that they don't use the entry ranks from months before like some tournaments seem to ..
 

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Verkerk has been going up the rankings lately since he has been practicing harder. It seems that tennis wasn't always his priority, but with a new coach and more practice it's starting to pay off. Good for him. His serve really helped him trough this tournament.
 
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