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Offline RainerShuttle

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Thomas beats Joachim in battle of the Johanssons
« on: February 17, 2005, 08:29:09 AM »
Joachim is beatable afterall......
I think this clearly proves that players who can return his serve can beat him, as to be brutally honest, if he didn't have such a big serve he wouldn't be anywhere near the top 10.

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2005, 08:38:31 AM »
Like I said... forehand and serve, top 3... backhand and movement, top 100...

But he's still an intriguing prospect.  Without Roddick's athleticism, he's going to need to attack more, be a better volleyer than Andy.  If he manages that he'll be a really fun player to watch.

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Thomas beats Joachim in battle of the Johanssons
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2005, 08:46:57 AM »
Awww, that sucks!  I wanted to see Federer play him.

Does Fed play today?
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Thomas beats Joachim in battle of the Johanssons
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2005, 09:08:13 AM »
He's playing, and beating easily, Stanislas Wawrinka who beat Grosjean in the first round

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Thomas beats Joachim in battle of the Johanssons
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2005, 05:38:44 PM »
Thomas takes a 2-0 lead over Joachim.

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Thomas beats Joachim in battle of the Johanssons
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2005, 09:37:05 PM »
Joachim is basically a more motivated version of Mark Philloppousis.  Both guys have the size, capable volleys, and presence at net but both love to stand back and slug it out.  Great forehands and serves while the backhands/movement are average.

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2005, 09:57:50 PM »
With Mats Wilander coaching him, I would be surprised if he doesn't do better than Phillipoussis in his career.  That serve is sick.
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Thomas beats Joachim in battle of the Johanssons
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2005, 10:01:13 PM »
I was never impressed with Mark P at all, as a matter of fcat, I hate his game.  But when JJ plays, he seems to have more.  More feel for the court, better touch, I actually like his game.  I hope he does well, I can see him sneaking out a slam sooner or later.
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2005, 10:07:17 PM »
Heck he nearly pulled out a US OPEN final last year. No doubt he wouldve lost to the Fed in the final because Roger was just playing too amazing but to be that close already only says promising things for this kid in the future.  I like his chances.