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Post Info TOPIC: Week 2 - ATP 250 - ASB Classic - Auckland, New Zealand (hard)


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Week 2 - ATP 250 - ASB Classic - Auckland, New Zealand (hard)


Brilliant from Cam, congratulations, and up to LR 68, just two off his CH

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Sandgren in the final. That's winnable.

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Great stuff from cam, big week for him

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Wow biggrinbiggrin



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Oakland2002 wrote:

I am sure it would be big for Cam to do that in NZ! Come on Can


Yes, must be great for him.

And sure that the NZ federation are feeling a bit sick at treating him shabbily and letting him get away (and sponsoring some top dog's daughter, instead, who's spectacular by her absence)

Brilliant start to the year. 



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Go Cam. What a fantastic week for him.

Is this his first final ?

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ATP Yes

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SF:   (WC) Cameron Norrie WR 93 defeated Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) WR 58 by 7-6(3) 6-3 

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Final:  (WC) Cameron Norrie WR 93 vs Tennys Sandgren (USA) WR 63 (CH = 47 in April last year)

Made good use of his WC, it would seem!  wink



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Awesome week. Would be lovely to end with a title.

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GO TEAM GBR IN 2018!



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I remember Luke Bambridge's podcast with Mike Cation last year.

Talking about Sandgren "The only person he struggled with at challenger level is Norrie, because Norrie is just as happy with the ball in court as he is. The first couple of times they played he panicked."

Norrie leads the H2H 4-2, all in 2016/17, and won the last 3.

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Cam is down a break at 3-4*

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Cam not at his best and Sandgren pretty awesome, to be fair, in the last few games I managed to catch.

4 -6 2-6



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An amazing week for Cam his family coaches and of course the team at TCU! An ATP tour championship final is a fabulous way to start 2019. He deserves a low fat chocolate milkshake in celebration and then getting fully focused on his recovery and getting into the best shape he can to take on Taylor Fritz again.

It is at this point the LTA need to look at a packages of sports science advisors/nutritionalists/sports psychologists to work with the local teams of top 100 players with a realistic chance of becoming second week Slam players. This is another important developmental milestone and revolves initially around winning and recovery from 4 and 5 set tennis.

Andy has had a fantastic career, you cannot criticise the bloke, he maximised and gave everything he had. If one was to be critical and look for improvement one would want to look at training in a different way to reduce wear and tear, improve longevity at the highest level. In the Swedish interview with Kyles coach that BiS posted, there was some discussion about how younger players on tour hit much less than the big 4/5 ..... will they ever be as good, how do you get them there.

Cam, then hopefully Jay, Jack, George and Aidan will need that kind of support, Kyle can probably already pay for it although money is probably not a significant factor in the equation here ? How much is a British slam champion worth to British Tennis and organisations such as the LTA, looking at the USTA approach and investment , its priceless!! We have smaller cohorts of players at each level we definitely have the talent out there to maximise it, we now need to use Andy, his experience and experiences to crystallise and develop a similar BUT BETTER vision.

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I'm not sure that making a policy around one man and his experience is sound policy (not that I disagree with the policy as such, just the basis).

Yes, I think players/trainers/coaches are now far more attuned to the problems of over-playing - it's funny to see how it evolves - I saw an interview with Castle and Lloyd where they said hitting was the only sort of training accepted as being useful/acceptable for tennis players in their era - weight-training for instance was an absolute no-no.

The NTC package, though, is pretty hot on this front - i.e. if you see the list of everyone they've got, they certainly tick all the boxes. Not that this necessarily means anything. In my view, the LTA are rather old-fashioned in many of their approaches. And, then, of course, there's the problem of accessibility. Keeping the dream teams in their NTC box, or even just focusing them on your list of Jay and Jack and a couple of others, is not the answer.

However, yes, great week for Cam, although shame Tennys won.

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One step too far for Cam, but a fab week for him. Now go and get some wins at the AO!!

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