No Bloomers... Good start for Aurelius, but he has to get to the final this week to earn anything serious (praise or points ).
Had chat with rob carter after he was happy way be played it was very close in the 3rd and as I said before I think rob carter will make good progress up the rankings in 2014
paulisi wrote:Nice to see George Morgan back playing and winning.
Nice to see George Morgan back playing and winning.
Yes - I was aware he'd been having a tough year, but was amazed to find that was his first Futures match since June and his first Futures main draw win since he beat Tom Burn by retirement in early February. I remember a tweet mid-year saying it had been the toughest few months of his life and then he was out for about 3 months, so hopefully that means that whatever the problems were, they are now just about sorted.
78 years of hurt, never stopped us dreaming ...GB top 25s (ranks, whereabouts) & stats - http://www.britishtennis.net/stats.htmlPick 'em competitions - results, rankings, etc - http://www.britishtennis.net/competitions.html
George playing Marcus tomorrow
Spoke to head coach - Stirling UNi
Spoke to Euan Mcginn who coached colin Fleming about G Dyce he said that he is enjoying his tennis but focusing on his studies a masters degree because he is unlikely to recover from serious injuries and operations that were not fully successful and he will not be pursuing a career as a pro tennis player . It's a shame when injury ends a promising players career in that way . The ability to avoid injury is key factor in deciding wether a player will have a successful career But we she the young Scotsman well and it be Great to see him at county cup
We all know that George is a very talented player and a junior grand slam winner & he also won a futures title at only 17!!!! I know I always go on about doubles Which is a love of mine but with George's pedigree it would be great to see him find a regular doubles partner .
In saying that if he can recover his former confidence he still has potential in singles and Marcus & myself will not be taking anything for granted tomorrow he's a very dangerous and highly respected opponent .
It was nice to see a queue of locals asking for photo's with Dan Evans he has certainly put tennis on the map locally and has given an extra inspiration to many of our top 25 who can see realistically what can be achieved if they can successfully complete the transition to challengers
I had a another quick chat with Evo he said that he was playing a series of 4 challengers in Asia starting in Seoul and was departing from Manchester this evening . He said that coaching with nick weal , and training going very well . Nick weal ( head coaching Lta ) was going well and his fitness coach "speedo" was in attendence at both his training sessions - both coaches looked very happy with his focus . Let's hope Evo can climb into the top 100 in 2014 if continues to focus & train hard I am sure the success story will continue .
A victory over USA would be nice with Evo playing his part Again on the big occasion would not surprise me !
Thanks, I was keen to know how long he'd remain in Asia. I'm hoping for some healthy competition between Dino and Evo for the no. 2 spot, actually. Let's have a race to the top 100, boys.Speaking of healthy competition, it looks like indiana will beat me to the 10000 post mark. Every day he chips off about 10 posts from the lead that I have.
Physio Smethurst father of GB top 25 Dan Smethurst Is extremely knowledge and it's always nice to get his views & advice .
We both agreed that the LTA's improved bonus scheme is a movement in the right direction
He said your managing MW like a business and it's working isn't it time he started focusing on challengers I replied yes but it's a matter of timing at the right moment in 2014 there will come a time when it's our key focus .
Mr smethurst is right to want our 300-450 players to move up and get used to challengers giving the younger GB lads a chance to build their points and avoid a traffic jam . I sure it will start to happen with the incentive of a £350 bonus for Qualifiymg for challenger main draw .
David rice and Dan smethurst have already made the move and it will be a useful insight into the ease of the transition
paulisi wrote:We thought the bottom half of the draw was tough, but only Keelan from GB through, unless Jathan springs a suprise, so we should see a all foreign QF in the bottom half. Top half just reliant on the British 4 in the top quarter in reality. Can only see Marcus stopping a foreign victory. Next week may be a bit stronger for GB with the young guns from Israel due to play.
We thought the bottom half of the draw was tough, but only Keelan from GB through, unless Jathan springs a suprise, so we should see a all foreign QF in the bottom half. Top half just reliant on the British 4 in the top quarter in reality. Can only see Marcus stopping a foreign victory. Next week may be a bit stronger for GB with the young guns from Israel due to play.
Yes, it's definitely been a : Foreigners 1, UK 0 sort of day . . .
(alllez Malik - upsets CAN happen . . . )