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Date: 11 Jan 2009 22:10:31
From: TT
Subject: How is this for a tier1 analysis?
Few days ago, after Gulbis beating Djokovic, I said:

"Gulbis is a dangerous opponent on fast surfaces...but a non-entity when
it becomes to winning tms+ events.

Huge serve+forehand - poor mentality, consistency and backhand. Will
still improve though.
I'd rather watch more closely Cilic."


...And the very next day Gulbis loses and Cilic goes and wins Chennai.
Not bad, no?



http://www.atpworldtour.com/1/en/news/newsarticle_1742.asp

Beginning of the week I said that I'd


--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"




 
Date: 11 Jan 2009 17:50:12
From: RahimAsif
Subject: Re: How is this for a tier1 analysis?
On Jan 11, 2:10=A0pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org > wrote:
> Few days ago, after Gulbis beating Djokovic, I said:
>
> "Gulbis is a dangerous opponent on fast surfaces...but a non-entity when
> it becomes to winning tms+ events.
>
> Huge serve+forehand - poor mentality, consistency and backhand. Will
> still improve though.
> I'd rather watch more closely Cilic."
>
> ...And the very next day Gulbis loses and Cilic goes and wins Chennai.
> Not bad, no?
>
> http://www.atpworldtour.com/1/en/news/newsarticle_1742.asp
>
> Beginning of the week I said that I'd
>
> --
> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"

You also said that Wim final was Fed's swansong and his last great
performance before he fades away and "Fed is dead baby, Fed is dead".
Fed promptly won the US Open defeating the Djokovic and Murray. So
much for tier 1 analysis...


  
Date: 12 Jan 2009 18:50:14
From:
Subject: Re: How is this for a tier1 analysis?
RahimAsif <RahimAsif@gmail.com > writes:

> On Jan 11, 2:10 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> Few days ago, after Gulbis beating Djokovic, I said:
>>
>> "Gulbis is a dangerous opponent on fast surfaces...but a non-entity when
>> it becomes to winning tms+ events.
>>
>> Huge serve+forehand - poor mentality, consistency and backhand. Will
>> still improve though.
>> I'd rather watch more closely Cilic."
>>
>> ...And the very next day Gulbis loses and Cilic goes and wins Chennai.
>> Not bad, no?
>>
>> http://www.atpworldtour.com/1/en/news/newsarticle_1742.asp
>>
>> Beginning of the week I said that I'd
>>
>> --
>> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
>> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"
>
> You also said that Wim final was Fed's swansong and his last great
> performance before he fades away and "Fed is dead baby, Fed is dead".
> Fed promptly won the US Open defeating the Djokovic and Murray. So
> much for tier 1 analysis...

TJT showed his potential right off the bat. In his first post to rst he
predicted that Federer d. Nadal and Hingis d. Mauresmo in the finals of
RG 2006.

Must have been reading his own liver.


   
Date: 12 Jan 2009 19:32:41
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: How is this for a tier1 analysis?
On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 18:50:14 +0200, pok@me.not.invalid wrote:

>RahimAsif <RahimAsif@gmail.com> writes:
>
>> On Jan 11, 2:10 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>> Few days ago, after Gulbis beating Djokovic, I said:
>>>
>>> "Gulbis is a dangerous opponent on fast surfaces...but a non-entity when
>>> it becomes to winning tms+ events.
>>>
>>> Huge serve+forehand - poor mentality, consistency and backhand. Will
>>> still improve though.
>>> I'd rather watch more closely Cilic."
>>>
>>> ...And the very next day Gulbis loses and Cilic goes and wins Chennai.
>>> Not bad, no?
>>>
>>> http://www.atpworldtour.com/1/en/news/newsarticle_1742.asp
>>>
>>> Beginning of the week I said that I'd
>>>
>>> --
>>> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
>>> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"
>>
>> You also said that Wim final was Fed's swansong and his last great
>> performance before he fades away and "Fed is dead baby, Fed is dead".
>> Fed promptly won the US Open defeating the Djokovic and Murray. So
>> much for tier 1 analysis...
>
>TJT showed his potential right off the bat. In his first post to rst he
>predicted that Federer d. Nadal and Hingis d. Mauresmo in the finals of
>RG 2006.

Hard to believe the Federer d. Nadal prediction. Some serious reverse
psychology.


  
Date: 12 Jan 2009 07:04:09
From: TT
Subject: Re: How is this for a tier1 analysis?
RahimAsif wrote:
> On Jan 11, 2:10 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>> Few days ago, after Gulbis beating Djokovic, I said:
>>
>> "Gulbis is a dangerous opponent on fast surfaces...but a non-entity when
>> it becomes to winning tms+ events.
>>
>> Huge serve+forehand - poor mentality, consistency and backhand. Will
>> still improve though.
>> I'd rather watch more closely Cilic."
>>
>> ...And the very next day Gulbis loses and Cilic goes and wins Chennai.
>> Not bad, no?
>>
>> http://www.atpworldtour.com/1/en/news/newsarticle_1742.asp
>>
>> Beginning of the week I said that I'd
>>
>> --
>> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
>> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"
>
> You also said that Wim final was Fed's swansong and his last great
> performance before he fades away and "Fed is dead baby, Fed is dead".
> Fed promptly won the US Open defeating the Djokovic and Murray. So
> much for tier 1 analysis...

You're taking my comments out of context and from what I was replying
to. But...I think those predictions have been rather accurate, Federer
has won only one tournament after Wimbledon and it may have been a fluke.
An analyst can tell trends...while an oracle can tell what will happen
in every tournament.

Why is it so hard to give credit for a good insight, I think that Cilic
one was rather spot on...And I was quite right on not jumping quite yet
on Gulbis bandwagon either.

Disappointing people here.




--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"


   
Date: 12 Jan 2009 14:59:15
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: How is this for a tier1 analysis?
On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:04:09 +0200, TT <gold@Olympics.org > wrote:

>RahimAsif wrote:
>> On Jan 11, 2:10 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>> Few days ago, after Gulbis beating Djokovic, I said:
>>>
>>> "Gulbis is a dangerous opponent on fast surfaces...but a non-entity when
>>> it becomes to winning tms+ events.
>>>
>>> Huge serve+forehand - poor mentality, consistency and backhand. Will
>>> still improve though.
>>> I'd rather watch more closely Cilic."
>>>
>>> ...And the very next day Gulbis loses and Cilic goes and wins Chennai.
>>> Not bad, no?
>>>
>>> http://www.atpworldtour.com/1/en/news/newsarticle_1742.asp
>>>
>>> Beginning of the week I said that I'd
>>>
>>> --
>>> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
>>> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"
>>
>> You also said that Wim final was Fed's swansong and his last great
>> performance before he fades away and "Fed is dead baby, Fed is dead".
>> Fed promptly won the US Open defeating the Djokovic and Murray. So
>> much for tier 1 analysis...
>
>You're taking my comments out of context and from what I was replying
>to. But...I think those predictions have been rather accurate, Federer
>has won only one tournament after Wimbledon and it may have been a fluke.

USO and Basel.

>An analyst can tell trends...while an oracle can tell what will happen
>in every tournament.
>
>Why is it so hard to give credit for a good insight, I think that Cilic
>one was rather spot on...And I was quite right on not jumping quite yet
>on Gulbis bandwagon either.

Everyone knows both Gulbis and Cilic are among the biggest rising
talents. You said "I'd rather watch more closely Cilic." It is a nice
coincidence that he won just the same week, but Chennai was much
easier tournament than Brisbane. We will have to see what happens in
the next couple of years rather than last week to see which one will
become a better player.


    
Date: 12 Jan 2009 23:30:07
From: TT
Subject: Re: How is this for a tier1 analysis?
Sakari Lund wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:04:09 +0200, TT <gold@Olympics.org> wrote:
>
>> RahimAsif wrote:
>>> On Jan 11, 2:10 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>>> Few days ago, after Gulbis beating Djokovic, I said:
>>>>
>>>> "Gulbis is a dangerous opponent on fast surfaces...but a non-entity when
>>>> it becomes to winning tms+ events.
>>>>
>>>> Huge serve+forehand - poor mentality, consistency and backhand. Will
>>>> still improve though.
>>>> I'd rather watch more closely Cilic."
>>>>
>>>> ...And the very next day Gulbis loses and Cilic goes and wins Chennai.
>>>> Not bad, no?
>>>>
>>>> http://www.atpworldtour.com/1/en/news/newsarticle_1742.asp
>>>>
>>>> Beginning of the week I said that I'd
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
>>>> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"
>>> You also said that Wim final was Fed's swansong and his last great
>>> performance before he fades away and "Fed is dead baby, Fed is dead".
>>> Fed promptly won the US Open defeating the Djokovic and Murray. So
>>> much for tier 1 analysis...
>> You're taking my comments out of context and from what I was replying
>> to. But...I think those predictions have been rather accurate, Federer
>> has won only one tournament after Wimbledon and it may have been a fluke.
>
> USO and Basel.
>
>> An analyst can tell trends...while an oracle can tell what will happen
>> in every tournament.
>>
>> Why is it so hard to give credit for a good insight, I think that Cilic
>> one was rather spot on...And I was quite right on not jumping quite yet
>> on Gulbis bandwagon either.
>
> Everyone knows both Gulbis and Cilic are among the biggest rising
> talents. You said "I'd rather watch more closely Cilic." It is a nice
> coincidence that he won just the same week, but Chennai was much
> easier tournament than Brisbane. We will have to see what happens in
> the next couple of years rather than last week to see which one will
> become a better player.

Well Gulbis has bigger weapons and probably more potential but he needs
to improve consistency and mentality a lot.
Cilic is more mature of the two at the moment imo.

But Nishikori, that's the guy for the future. Maybe. Would be nice to
see a breakthrough this year already. I've predicted he'll make some
surprises this year...Maybe beat Roger etc...

--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"


     
Date: 13 Jan 2009 10:21:29
From: Iceberg
Subject: Re: How is this for a tier1 analysis?
"TT" <gold@Olympics.org > wrote in message
news:DDOal.118195$_03.17474@reader1.news.saunalahti.fi...
> Sakari Lund wrote:
>> On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:04:09 +0200, TT <gold@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>
>>> RahimAsif wrote:
>>>> On Jan 11, 2:10 pm, TT <g...@Olympics.org> wrote:
>>>>> Few days ago, after Gulbis beating Djokovic, I said:
>>>>>
>>>>> "Gulbis is a dangerous opponent on fast surfaces...but a non-entity
>>>>> when
>>>>> it becomes to winning tms+ events.
>>>>>
>>>>> Huge serve+forehand - poor mentality, consistency and backhand. Will
>>>>> still improve though.
>>>>> I'd rather watch more closely Cilic."
>>>>>
>>>>> ...And the very next day Gulbis loses and Cilic goes and wins Chennai.
>>>>> Not bad, no?
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.atpworldtour.com/1/en/news/newsarticle_1742.asp
>>>>>
>>>>> Beginning of the week I said that I'd
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> "Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
>>>>> singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"
>>>> You also said that Wim final was Fed's swansong and his last great
>>>> performance before he fades away and "Fed is dead baby, Fed is dead".
>>>> Fed promptly won the US Open defeating the Djokovic and Murray. So
>>>> much for tier 1 analysis...
>>> You're taking my comments out of context and from what I was replying
>>> to. But...I think those predictions have been rather accurate, Federer
>>> has won only one tournament after Wimbledon and it may have been a
>>> fluke.
>>
>> USO and Basel.
>>
>>> An analyst can tell trends...while an oracle can tell what will happen
>>> in every tournament.
>>>
>>> Why is it so hard to give credit for a good insight, I think that Cilic
>>> one was rather spot on...And I was quite right on not jumping quite yet
>>> on Gulbis bandwagon either.
>>
>> Everyone knows both Gulbis and Cilic are among the biggest rising
>> talents. You said "I'd rather watch more closely Cilic." It is a nice
>> coincidence that he won just the same week, but Chennai was much
>> easier tournament than Brisbane. We will have to see what happens in
>> the next couple of years rather than last week to see which one will
>> become a better player.
>
> Well Gulbis has bigger weapons and probably more potential but he needs to
> improve consistency and mentality a lot.
> Cilic is more mature of the two at the moment imo.
>
> But Nishikori, that's the guy for the future. Maybe. Would be nice to see
> a breakthrough this year already. I've predicted he'll make some surprises
> this year...Maybe beat Roger etc...

Not so sure about Nishikori, what's his weapon? Gulbis definitely has a
couple.




      
Date: 14 Jan 2009 00:10:23
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: How is this for a tier1 analysis?
Iceberg wrote:
>>
>> But Nishikori, that's the guy for the future. Maybe. Would be nice to see
>> a breakthrough this year already. I've predicted he'll make some surprises
>> this year...Maybe beat Roger etc...
>
> Not so sure about Nishikori, what's his weapon? Gulbis definitely has a
> couple.
>
>



So does Pamela Anderson.