Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Boys: Copa Milo - IND - ITF Grade 2 - 2007.


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 10013
Date:
Boys: Copa Milo - IND - ITF Grade 2 - 2007.


This starts on the 12th day of February. This is played in Chile on clay.


Entry list: http://www.cosat.org/main/index.php?i=torneo.lista&id=102&c=6

Main draw:

Daniel Evans.
David Rice.
Joshua Milton.
Tim Hewitt.

Qualies:

Scott Sears.


Evans hasn't played on clay for ages. He is obviously a major force on indoors, but he has said that he likes clay, so let's hope that he will do well here. Loads of easy points on offer - an opportunity he should grab with both hands.

Rice is good on clay (he defeated Eysseric on clay last year ), so he has a good chance of ensuring a direct entry into Wimbly.

Josh Milton is more of a hard court specialist, but he defends very little in this period, so he is another one who will be going for a direct entry into Wimbly.

__________________

  



County player

Status: Offline
Posts: 979
Date:

It would be very odd if Rice is a good clay court player. He is a net rusher with very flat ground strokes in the Max Mirnyi mould.

__________________

"Where Ratty leads - the rest soon follow" (Professor Henry Brubaker - The Institute of Studies)



County player

Status: Offline
Posts: 979
Date:

Milton on the other hand can grind away for hours from the back of the court with lots of spin.

Evans is an all courter with a lot of flair.

Sears ... mmm that name rings a bell!!! I wonder ......

__________________

"Where Ratty leads - the rest soon follow" (Professor Henry Brubaker - The Institute of Studies)



Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 10013
Date:

Ratty wrote:

It would be very odd if Rice is a good clay court player. He is a net rusher with very flat ground strokes in the Max Mirnyi mould.


 



That's strange.

Some of the stuff he has done on clay is pretty special -

Beat Jon Eysseric.
Dragged Klizan to three sets.
Took Marcin Gawron to three sets.
Won a G2 doubles title.



Mind it, I'm posting stuff based purely on results. Number don't always tell the story.
Thanks for the game descriptions!


Scott Sears is of course... Nigel's son.

__________________

  



Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 10013
Date:

Top seed Jose Roberto Velasco withdrew. That means Evans will be the fourth seed unless someone overtakes him this week.

__________________

  



Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 10013
Date:

http://www.federaciondetenisdechile.cl/App/Noticias/Adjuntos/18D%20MD20070211221328.pdf

Evans.

__________________

  



administrator

Status: Offline
Posts: 18260
Date:

Arka wrote:

Ratty wrote:

It would be very odd if Rice is a good clay court player. He is a net rusher with very flat ground strokes in the Max Mirnyi mould.


 



That's strange.

Some of the stuff he has done on clay is pretty special -

Beat Jon Eysseric.
Dragged Klizan to three sets.
Took Marcin Gawron to three sets.
Won a G2 doubles title.



Mind it, I'm posting stuff based purely on results. Number don't always tell the story.
Thanks for the game descriptions!


Scott Sears is of course... Nigel's son.


Maybe Rice's success on clay in the past is because his opponents weren't used to facing a net-rusher on clay. They could have been expecting to be involved in long baseline rallies rather than having to keep coming up with passing shots. As Henman showed in 2004 at Roland Garros and at Monte Carlo in 2002, you can have success on clay as a net-rusher if you mix it up well enough to unsettle the clay-courter specialists.

If you have a really big serve you can also succeed on clay as guys like Ljubicic, Ancic and Karlovic showed last year. They all hit the ball fairly flat but produced some phenomenal serving performances. Ancic and Karlovic in particular, attacked the net with great success in Rome and Hamburg (possibly the slowest clay on the tour !)

__________________


administrator

Status: Offline
Posts: 18260
Date:

Ratty wrote:

Milton on the other hand can grind away for hours from the back of the court with lots of spin.

Evans is an all courter with a lot of flair.

Sears ... mmm that name rings a bell!!! I wonder ......


Sounds like Milton should have a good chance of doing well. From what I've heard, Evans is a great ball-striker and has a wonderful single-handed backhand to watch but he doesn't currently have enough power to make inroads in the men's game. What would you say Ratty ?

Have you seen Sean Thornley play at all, if so what's he like ?  He's currently training in Spain and playing some futures there...do you think his game will be suited to the clay ?

__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 12606
Date:

Arka wrote:

http://www.federaciondetenisdechile.cl/App/Noticias/Adjuntos/18D%20MD20070211221328.pdf

Evans.


When I clicked this link I got the girls main draw



__________________
James Ward - Alex Ward - Kyle Edmund


administrator

Status: Offline
Posts: 18260
Date:

Scott Sears qualified for the main draw with an easy 6-2, 6-1 win over some local Chilean dude

__________________


administrator

Status: Offline
Posts: 18260
Date:

Brit matches in the boys main draw:

Rd1:

T Hewitt  v  Franco Tamagone (Arg)(6)  (jr: 112)

D Evans (4)  v   Sergio Paredes (Chi)(WC)

D Rice (5)  v  Claudio Santibanez (Chi)(WC)

S Sears (q) v  David Souto (Ven)(q)

J Milton (9)  v  Tomislav Jotovski (MKD)


Very tough draw for Hewitt, over the last 3 weeks Tamagnone has made a G1 quarter-final and two G2 quarters in South America.

I presume Paredes and Santibanez are both local players, they're both unranked.

Sears has a good chance, Souto is a 14 year old leftie ranked outside the junior top 1000. This is his first tourney of the year.

Jotovski is ranked 519 in the juniors...played two G2s in Peru and Bolivia over the past fortnight, lost in rd2 of both.

__________________


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 10013
Date:

johnnylad wrote:

Arka wrote:

http://www.federaciondetenisdechile.cl/App/Noticias/Adjuntos/18D%20MD20070211221328.pdf

Evans.


When I clicked this link I got the girls main draw




 



Sorry.

http://www.federaciondetenisdechile.cl/App/Noticias/Adjuntos/18V%20MD20070211221340.pdf

__________________

  



Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 12606
Date:

Hey! No problem. Thanks for the new one!

__________________
James Ward - Alex Ward - Kyle Edmund


Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 10013
Date:

Some of the results are up.

http://www.federaciondetenisdechile.cl/App/Noticias/Adjuntos/Singles%2018%20Damas%20y%20Varones20070212215829.pdf

Doubles draw:

http://www.federaciondetenisdechile.cl/App/Noticias/Adjuntos/Dobles%2018%20Damas%20y%20Varones20070212220340.pdf



Apologies for not posting the results in any of the recent threads. I have a practical exam tomorrow, hence been a bit busy.

__________________

  



Tennis legend

Status: Offline
Posts: 12606
Date:

Hewitt lost 60 46 64

Evans won 63 63

Rice won 61 60

Sears lost 62 61

Milton yet to play!

__________________
James Ward - Alex Ward - Kyle Edmund
1 2 3  >  Last»  | Page of 3  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us


Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard