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Date: 10 Jan 2009 10:13:11
From: Patrick Kehoe
Subject: Nole on HC
Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sways
general perception...

P




 
Date: 11 Jan 2009 04:44:33
From:
Subject: Re: Nole on HC
> >> Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
> >> working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
> >> the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sways
> >> general perception...
>
> >> P
>
> > this era is head and shoulders over the sampras one. pete would be
> > lucky to be in the top 5 today.
>
> Pete wouldn't even have to step up to half-arsed mode in this era.

Quarter-arsed?



 
Date: 10 Jan 2009 21:49:14
From: ghell666
Subject: Re: Nole on HC
On 10 Jan, 18:55, wkhedr <wkh...@my-deja.com > wrote:
> On Jan 10, 1:13=A0pm, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net> wrote:
>
> > Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
> > working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
> > the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sways
> > general perception...
>
> > P
>
> Murray has had good results for the last 3-4 months, but I think
> Djokovic plays more positive tennis than Murray.

Murrays demeanour is like Sampras , he doesnt get emotional or really
inspired into brillance the way a Gasquet can , instead he seems to
relie more on just defusing and breaking down the oppenents will with
lethargic expressions and pretty conservative play but well thought
out shots / play.

He does have nice touch and great hands but it doesnt come off as
being inspired in way that he start hitting a barrage of winners like
an Agassi would on roll , its all stop and start - hit and run sort of
gurellia like tatics

I think thats why so many struggle with him i.e. he doesnt really have
standard game he builds momentum with . the only thing i actually
think that could upset him is someone who can outplay him at his own
game i.e. out think and someone who returns well enough to put him
under pressure on his serve.




 
Date: 11 Jan 2009 05:03:43
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: Nole on HC
On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:13:11 -0800 (PST), Patrick Kehoe
<pkehoe@telus.net > wrote:

>Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
>working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
>the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sways
>general perception...
>
>P


this era is head and shoulders over the sampras one. pete would be
lucky to be in the top 5 today.


  
Date: 11 Jan 2009 21:38:41
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Nole on HC
Dave Hazelwood wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:13:11 -0800 (PST), Patrick Kehoe
> <pkehoe@telus.net> wrote:
>
>> Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
>> working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
>> the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sways
>> general perception...
>>
>> P
>
>
> this era is head and shoulders over the sampras one. pete would be
> lucky to be in the top 5 today.


Pete wouldn't even have to step up to half-arsed mode in this era.



   
Date: 11 Jan 2009 12:56:16
From: Dave Hazelwood
Subject: Re: Nole on HC
On Sun, 11 Jan 2009 21:38:41 +1100, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au >
wrote:

>Dave Hazelwood wrote:
>> On Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:13:11 -0800 (PST), Patrick Kehoe
>> <pkehoe@telus.net> wrote:
>>
>>> Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
>>> working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
>>> the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sways
>>> general perception...
>>>
>>> P
>>
>>
>> this era is head and shoulders over the sampras one. pete would be
>> lucky to be in the top 5 today.
>
>
>Pete wouldn't even have to step up to half-arsed mode in this era.


Federer 1 Sampras 0 at the world championships.

Rafa 4 FO titles in a row. Sampras 8 R1/R2 losses no finals and
no titles.

It is obvious who doesn't have to step up and it's not Pete !


 
Date: 10 Jan 2009 19:57:46
From: Patrick Kehoe
Subject: Re: Nole on HC
On Jan 10, 5:29=A0pm, gregor...@hotmail.com wrote:
> On Jan 11, 1:24=A0am, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Jan 10, 1:49=A0pm, RahimAsif <RahimA...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > On Jan 10, 12:13=A0pm, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net> wrote:
>
> > > > Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seeming=
ly
> > > > working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are a=
t
> > > > the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sw=
ays
> > > > general perception...
>
> > > > P
>
> > > What a difference a few months make. Going onto the US Open, both Fed
> > > and Nadal wanted to see Djokovic on the other side of the draw - now =
I
> > > reckon they would want to seem him in the same half just so that they
> > > can avoid Murray...
>
> > ++ Exactly... that's about what it comes down to... Nole will be
> > looking to make a statement of his own though in Melbourne, at least
> > one would think so... he doesn't want to lose step with the other 3
> > guys... so pressure on all 4 of the top men really, for different
> > reasons of course..
>
> He's still got a good chance of course, but changing his racket looks
> like a bizarre decision at this point ... many players have never been
> the same after switching brands- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

++ That was brave or silly, we shall soon see... typically it does
take some time to get the exact specs and feel quality where you want/
need it... no matter how good the racket performance is... which
bleeds into ones confidence during those vital pressure moments on
court...

P



 
Date: 10 Jan 2009 17:29:06
From:
Subject: Re: Nole on HC
On Jan 11, 1:24=A0am, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net > wrote:
> On Jan 10, 1:49=A0pm, RahimAsif <RahimA...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Jan 10, 12:13=A0pm, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net> wrote:
>
> > > Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
> > > working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
> > > the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sway=
s
> > > general perception...
>
> > > P
>
> > What a difference a few months make. Going onto the US Open, both Fed
> > and Nadal wanted to see Djokovic on the other side of the draw - now I
> > reckon they would want to seem him in the same half just so that they
> > can avoid Murray...
>
> ++ Exactly... that's about what it comes down to... Nole will be
> looking to make a statement of his own though in Melbourne, at least
> one would think so... he doesn't want to lose step with the other 3
> guys... so pressure on all 4 of the top men really, for different
> reasons of course..

He's still got a good chance of course, but changing his racket looks
like a bizarre decision at this point ... many players have never been
the same after switching brands




  
Date: 11 Jan 2009 10:41:14
From: Mad Max
Subject: Re: Nole on HC
gregorawe@hotmail.com prolije vodu po tipkovnici 11-sij-2009 2:29 koja u
soku napise:
> On Jan 11, 1:24 am, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net> wrote:
>
>> On Jan 10, 1:49 pm, RahimAsif <RahimA...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> On Jan 10, 12:13 pm, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
>>>> working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
>>>> the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sways
>>>> general perception...
>>>>
>>>> P
>>>>
>>> What a difference a few months make. Going onto the US Open, both Fed
>>> and Nadal wanted to see Djokovic on the other side of the draw - now I
>>> reckon they would want to seem him in the same half just so that they
>>> can avoid Murray...
>>>
>> ++ Exactly... that's about what it comes down to... Nole will be
>> looking to make a statement of his own though in Melbourne, at least
>> one would think so... he doesn't want to lose step with the other 3
>> guys... so pressure on all 4 of the top men really, for different
>> reasons of course..
>>
>
> He's still got a good chance of course, but changing his racket looks
> like a bizarre decision at this point ... many players have never been
> the same after switching brands
>
>
>
4.5$ million reasons you mean, you don't know the guy he could be
playing just for the money and he certanly got some by changing the
racket brand.


  
Date: 11 Jan 2009 14:52:53
From: john
Subject: Re: Nole on HC

<gregorawe@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:798136e9-29f4-48fd-98c9-8d23da42e8b1@f40g2000pri.googlegroups.com...
On Jan 11, 1:24 am, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net > wrote:
> On Jan 10, 1:49 pm, RahimAsif <RahimA...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Jan 10, 12:13 pm, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net> wrote:
>
> > > Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
> > > working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
> > > the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sways
> > > general perception...
>
> > > P
>
> > What a difference a few months make. Going onto the US Open, both Fed
> > and Nadal wanted to see Djokovic on the other side of the draw - now I
> > reckon they would want to seem him in the same half just so that they
> > can avoid Murray...
>
> ++ Exactly... that's about what it comes down to... Nole will be
> looking to make a statement of his own though in Melbourne, at least
> one would think so... he doesn't want to lose step with the other 3
> guys... so pressure on all 4 of the top men really, for different
> reasons of course..

He's still got a good chance of course, but changing his racket looks
like a bizarre decision at this point ... many players have never been
the same after switching brands

He can switch back. I remebered at end of 1986 Edberg switched from Wilson
to Adidas for
two months, Eddy played with Adidas during YEC and then Davis Cup and was
not happy with
Addidas and made the switch back to Wilson. Edberg played with unsteincil
Wilson racquet for
a long time until his contract run out and he signed with Wilson..





 
Date: 10 Jan 2009 17:24:22
From: Patrick Kehoe
Subject: Re: Nole on HC
On Jan 10, 1:49=A0pm, RahimAsif <RahimA...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> On Jan 10, 12:13=A0pm, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net> wrote:
>
> > Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
> > working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
> > the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sways
> > general perception...
>
> > P
>
> What a difference a few months make. Going onto the US Open, both Fed
> and Nadal wanted to see Djokovic on the other side of the draw - now I
> reckon they would want to seem him in the same half just so that they
> can avoid Murray...

++ Exactly... that's about what it comes down to... Nole will be
looking to make a statement of his own though in Melbourne, at least
one would think so... he doesn't want to lose step with the other 3
guys... so pressure on all 4 of the top men really, for different
reasons of course..

P


 
Date: 10 Jan 2009 13:49:11
From: RahimAsif
Subject: Re: Nole on HC
On Jan 10, 12:13=A0pm, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net > wrote:
> Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
> working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
> the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sways
> general perception...
>
> P

What a difference a few months make. Going onto the US Open, both Fed
and Nadal wanted to see Djokovic on the other side of the draw - now I
reckon they would want to seem him in the same half just so that they
can avoid Murray...


  
Date: 12 Jan 2009 18:55:47
From: jdeluise
Subject: Re: Nole on HC

On 10-Jan-2009, RahimAsif <RahimAsif@hotmail.com > wrote:

> On Jan 10, 12:13 pm, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net> wrote:
> > Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
> > working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
> > the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sways
> > general perception...
> >
> > P
>
> What a difference a few months make. Going onto the US Open, both Fed
> and Nadal wanted to see Djokovic on the other side of the draw - now I
> reckon they would want to seem him in the same half just so that they
> can avoid Murray...

Do you predict CYGS for Murray this year? :)


 
Date: 10 Jan 2009 10:55:13
From: wkhedr
Subject: Re: Nole on HC
On Jan 10, 1:13=A0pm, Patrick Kehoe <pke...@telus.net > wrote:
> Last year Nole is touted as the hc man to beat and now he's seemingly
> working to stay at about 3rd... shows how tight things really are at
> the top of the men's game and how even a small run (or fall off) sways
> general perception...
>
> P

Murray has had good results for the last 3-4 months, but I think
Djokovic plays more positive tennis than Murray.