Whats your UTR?
Ha! I knew even then she'd be great. Her demeanor and focus at that age was great. Plus she was training with a coach who I'd already known for like 8 years. I played vs his daughter Tornado Alicia Black who was a top junior and like 400 WTA years before in like 2006.Hey Johnny, remember when you lost to that 10-year-old girl? What was her name again, Coco Gauff or something like that?
Funny how things turn out sometimes....
First day she won 6-3 the first set then we switched courts as other players were coming in for training. I won 6-2 the second set and she had to go to do homework and I had to go to work. Next day I came back and she whooped up on me 6-1 4-1 before a rain delay and I made it semi-respectable in the end, 6-4 she won the 2nd set. Even then she had such a super solid game. 2nd serves were constantly landing within very very close to the serve line. Excellent depth, rare double faults, rare errors from the ground, just a machine. Me, I'm 100x better than I was that day, but she is probably 500x better than she was and would still kick my butt.took a set though right? or am i remembering it wrong. footage needs to surface.
Thanks much! I am working on changing up the forehand though. More closed stance. Open stance forehands have caused so many hip injuries. Plus closed stance is much easier to transfer weight. On backhand, everybody can step in with that front foot. But on FH, everyone is hitting open stance no matter what.Like your recent forehand performances! But the key for you is the serve. So much room for improvement here. Hope it gets better!
Well his body has broken down on him many times. What we did not predict was how many injury comebacks he would makeCool story about Gauff.
I went to read the first couple of pages in your first Groove journey thread, which is back in 2011. One of the comments you made back then in one post was that you thought Nadal's body would break down and give up on him by 2016, tbf i probably thought the same, and yet here we are in 2019 and the guy is still winning French opens for fun lol.
Its very impressive for sure. A few years back i thought nadal had no chance surpassing Fed, now i think him and Novak will do it. Novak i think is favourite to end up with the most slams at this stage imo.Well his body has broken down on him many times. What we did not predict was how many injury comebacks he would make
Yes Djokovic is the favorite for that but only if he continues winning. If Rafa wins USO then things changeIts very impressive for sure. A few years back i thought nadal had no chance surpassing Fed, now i think him and Novak will do it. Novak i think is favourite to end up with the most slams at this stage imo.
I ll be honest, I play more focused after a day of work. I just feel like I did all I could do at work and then bam go into tennis mode style.I really started to appreciate my pre-work tennis life more in hindsight. It's so damn taxing to play a match after a full day of work, almost unfair if you're playing a student who just chilled all day.
Yeah, unemployment is another extreme that can suck all your energy...I am actually earning enough to live a decent life, so I am playing better than when I was unemployed. :laugh2:
But thats because I am a capricorn, All I care is money.