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Rising Stars of 2013
« on: December 11, 2012, 04:12:31 PM »
who will be the new rising stars to grab the spotlight on the tour?

which new rising star is going to surprise the world?


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Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 04:24:39 PM »
Umm...is there anyone out there to "rise"? Lol seems like someone new can play well one week, but they can't keep it up consistently.


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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 04:30:08 PM »
hm, nobody. youngsters are simply not that good. Raonic might break it into top 10, but that's questionable too.

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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 04:51:09 PM »
it's a good thread in that it shows just what a peculiar period we are in. In a sense the top four are so dominant that ijt's hard to see anyone challenging them-certainly no rising stars, as such.
I envisage more of the same, just as i would have predicted more of the same this time last year-and guess what.....
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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 04:54:06 PM »
hm, nobody. youngsters are simply not that good. Raonic might break it into top 10, but that's questionable too.

Don't you think it speaks volumes for men's tennis that we can say, without fear of ridicule 'youngsters are not that good'. Astonishing.

incidentally, ridicule is nothing to be scared of!
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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 05:01:03 PM »
it's a good thread in that it shows just what a peculiar period we are in. In a sense the top four are so dominant that ijt's hard to see anyone challenging them-certainly no rising stars, as such.
I envisage more of the same, just as i would have predicted more of the same this time last year-and guess what.....


you know i was just thinking. the game has changed so much. now the juniors simply are not good enough to compete with the veterans of our sport.

it really takes one hell of a prodigy to crash the party.



still if there was some rising star out there capable of making just a little bit a splash, who would it be?

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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 05:02:09 PM »
what about nole`s brother general alex?

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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 05:16:14 PM »
what about nole`s brother general alex?
little Djordje, who is 15/16yo (I think) has a long way to go. The older one Marko will never get anywhere.

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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 05:21:17 PM »
hm, nobody. youngsters are simply not that good. Raonic might break it into top 10, but that's questionable too.

Don't you think it speaks volumes for men's tennis that we can say, without fear of ridicule 'youngsters are not that good'. Astonishing.

incidentally, ridicule is nothing to be scared of!
It is sad as I'm all for some new fresh blood. That Tomic said a couple of days ago that he was planing to become 'the best player ever', uh, oh. I was laughing so hard. Tomic can't even win a 250 event, yet he is talking about being the best ever. I'm sure Fed is sh!ting his pants  :rofl_2:.

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Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 08:05:09 AM »
Tomic is going in the opposite direction. He needs to get his head on straight first - and I'm not that impressed with his skills.

I hate the fact that almost all the "new" players are fitting the 6'10 mode. I don't like those really tall players like Raonic, Isner, Sam, etc. I hope the next up and comer is more like Roger/Novak type instead of just a big serve. But I haven't seen anyone like that coming up, unfortunately.


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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 10:23:06 AM »
nobody.......
Marian Vajda to Novak Djokovic, "I saw you beat that man like I never saw no man get beat before, and the man KEPT COMING AFTER YOU! Now we don't need no man like that in our lives."

i demand french open to be renamed RAFAEL GARROS

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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2012, 12:29:45 AM »
i dont know what went wrong with bernard tomic.
 
could be that he lacks the real hunger and the drive.
 
or he just needs a great coach.

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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2012, 02:13:04 AM »
i dont know what went wrong with bernard tomic.
 
could be that he lacks the real hunger and the drive.
 
or he just needs a great coach.
his parents spoiled him. they made him believe that he is something special, when he is not. He cares more about partying and buying expensive cars than tennis. He is full of himself. It's all in his head. He is being very heavily criticized by all former big Australian champions, yet he doesn't listen. I think having a father as a coach is not a good idea at all.

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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2012, 07:28:49 AM »
Jack Sock

And I hope Yuki Bhambhri can make some headlines too.
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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2012, 08:02:11 AM »
jack sock has some potential.

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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2012, 02:42:15 PM »
Marko Djokovic  :)~

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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2012, 05:30:07 PM »
anybody remembers how old borg and nadal were when they turned pro?
 
and how old was hewitt (rusty) when he turned pro? he was a world #1 at age 21.

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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2012, 06:06:08 PM »
anybody remembers how old borg and nadal were when they turned pro?
 
and how old was hewitt (rusty) when he turned pro? he was a world #1 at age 21.
Borg was 17 when he turned pro back in 1973. Nadal was only 15, turned pro in 2001. Hewitt was 17 yo when he turned pro, he is the youngest number #1 in tennis history (he was 20yo I think).
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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2012, 06:38:58 PM »
anybody remembers how old borg and nadal were when they turned pro?
 
and how old was hewitt (rusty) when he turned pro? he was a world #1 at age 21.

Rusty turned pro in 1997, and won his first title in Adelaide next year. He was still 20 when he reached number 1 spot, as youngest player ever to do so. Good thing that he is still top 100 even though he rarely played in this year mostly due to injury he got at AO.
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Re: Rising Stars of 2013
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2012, 07:56:55 PM »
thanks guys. so rusty was a monster tennis prodigy.
 
he wasted no time at all in reaching a world #1.
 
wow. :)