Mayer, you're supposed to be a clay courter ranked in the 70s, not an all courter ranked in the 20s.
I obviously disagree. He's got a massive forehand and I much prefer his backhand technique to a lot of other tall (6'4" and over) guys.
I wouldn't say that. He's very solid baseliner, normally mentally strong (not today apparently), and seems to have a pretty good attitude. I'm not saying he will win multiple slams tho, but he should have a nice consistent career.
Okay, maybe not massive, but he's only 19 and he generates tonnes of spin (2nd to Rafa according to one article - Sock was third).Massive forehand? i must have been watching someone else, his forehand is more akin to someone like GGL, no way is it massive like Soderling, Delpo, Verdasco, Rosol or Sock.
That's how i would describe him too, consistent and mentally pretty tough but not really with a very big game (unlike Kyrgios) to challenge the big boys, a bit like Nieminen really.
You know, being top 20 wouldn't actually be anything to sneer at, should he achieve it. Kokkinakis seems to have a good temperament so may be able to get the most out of his game, which is worth admiring in itself. Granted, I am not seeing signs of outrageous talent or top 5 material, but so what?