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I don´t know if this ever happened before

9 romanian girls at AO (Halep, Begu, Niculescu, Dulgheru, Cîrstea, Olaru in MD + Mitu, Bogdan, Tig in QD)
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I don´t know if this ever happened before

9 romanian girls at AO (Halep, Begu, Niculescu, Dulgheru, Cîrstea, Olaru in MD + Mitu, Bogdan, Tig in QD)
It surely did . We used to have more players in quallies in the past . For Grand Slams :


The record for women in MD is 6 in Singles + 1 (different) in Doubles [=7] (overall, not separate for Doubles) .

The record for both men and women is 6 + 2 in MD singles . And 6+2+2* (different) in Singles and Doubles .


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I don´t know if this ever happened before

9 romanian girls at AO (Halep, Begu, Niculescu, Dulgheru, Cîrstea, Olaru in MD + Mitu, Bogdan, Tig in QD)

Now it might get broken as we could have 12 girls at Roland Garros .


Singles MD : Halep, Begu, Niculescu, Dulgheru, Mitu, **Gallovits-Hall [SR #109] (**MD or Q, depends)

Doubles MD : Olaru, **E.Bogdan (**will need some more points till the 11th of May)

Singles Q : Cirstea, Tig, A.Bogdan, Buzarnescu [SR #213]


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Now it might get broken as we could have 12 girls at Roland Garros .


Singles MD : Halep, Begu, Niculescu, Dulgheru, Mitu, **Gallovits-Hall [SR #109] (**MD or Q, depends)

Doubles MD : Olaru, **E.Bogdan (**will need some more points till the 11th of May)

Singles Q : Cirstea, Tig, A.Bogdan, Buzarnescu [SR #213]
Well, not many of them got far... And except for Monica to some extent, not many impressed since.

This was a particular depressinve day, at the end of a cuple of depressive weeks for the Romanians:
- it started Monday 15th, when Monica's luck from the previous weeks changed, wasting a 6-1 lead in the 1st set of the Nottingham final
- then followed Birmingham with Irina & Monica losing in R1 and Simona in R3 against yet another semi-scrub from out of Top40 (at the time)
- then Eastbourne, with Alex remind us of her 'knee' problem constatly dragging her down, Irina losing in R1 and Monica failing to qualify (and getting a LL chance wasted as well); then today both Monica & Irina lost their doubles
- and finally the Wimbledon quallies, where all Romanians lost.

What was worse these weeks, was seeing all the missed service games, including some with a 40-0 lead; or all the BP's, including some double or triple BP's.

Is it just me or do Romanians in general have a pretty poor psychological preparation, so often collapsing after fails, collapsing under the pressure of expectations, failing to cease opportunities, failing to accept & adapt (i.e: that the opponent plays better, that she figured out her game so something needs to change at the other end too...) or failing to be consistent (i.e.: when they seemingly "forget" what worked the previous set and downgrade their game a lot in the 2nd)?

Are those things that can (more or less) easily improve with the right coach or a psychologist, or do they depend a lot on their background (childhood, early training/coaches, etc) and we shouldn't get our hopes too high on our currently active players?

The only one who appears to manage a match well psychologically on a regular basis seems to be Alexandra, but then her body fails her just as often, so one way or another she still ends up floating under her maximum possible level like the others.

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In the words of Raluca Olaru... http://www.treizecizero.ro/news/ralu...u-mentalitatea
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I guess also if Curcubeu was here, he would have something to say on this subject, like maybe hold a lecture on the art of Choking within Tennis Romania. His "Choker/Fighter Thread" is still here tho, with stuff like this:

Romania Choker/Fighter Thread, updated for 2013
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^ I may misinterpret your tone, but seems a bit sarcastic. Does it feel that me or Curcubeu (thanks for the link btw) are overreacting on this?

Can it be that it's happening so often because it's in our mentality to accept it so easily? I know we might not have the resources to find immediate solutions, but I feel at least acknowledging the recurring issue might be a first step towards finding some workable solutions one day.
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No sarcasm whatsoever.

And yes, mental collapses (which basically translates into 'choking' in more TF appropriate terms) happen so often in Tennis Romania that it gets treated more like a joke. Now, I'm not saying this problem is in any way exclusive to romanian players, not by a long shot, but the likes of Cirstea, Niculescu, Cadantu or Begu have to be at the top of any list on this subject. Idk what a workable solution could be, just probably starting to work on this aspect from a young age, but following a bit of the juniors side, I'm pretty confident the choker "gene" will live on in Tennis Romania
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Well, if our girls didn't brighten our days with any notable win at Wimbledon this year, at least the boys are pulling something: both Florin & Horia qualified in the Semis in doubles, facing each other, so we'll have 1 Romanian in the final. Let's hope he wins.
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Well, if our girls didn't brighten our days with any notable win at Wimbledon this year, at least the boys are pulling something: both Florin & Horia qualified in the Semis in doubles, facing each other, so we'll have 1 Romanian in the final. Let's hope he wins.
Chiar daca m-am inselat ultima oara, poate in off-topic Romanian chat thread ar avea mai mult "succes" postarea.

Anyway, doubles is not that popular. I think Romania is on of the countries where it's the most popular, if not THE country.

Great performance from Mergea. Hope he wins on Thursday and why not, the final too . Such wasted talent. Could have been the 2nd best Romanian off all time in Singles no doubt. But the past is the past .


About girls : What more could you ask from Niculescu (exceeded the expectations), Begu (confirmed, if not more) , injured Alexandra and even Mitu who played 1 grass match (and you see what results Govortsova pulled anyway). Halep had a disappointing result, Yes ,but Tennis doesn't mean only Halep (except for the ones who woke up In the last period by the excessive media coverage , thinking it's "cool" to watch and then bash without understanding a bit, manipulated by the same media ) .So it was good -> very good overall.


EDIT : And if we're here : Nice article about what the Romanian from Wimbledon think about grass and their first memories : http://www.gsp.ro/sporturi/tenis/cor...on-453272.html


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Fantastic from Mergea today (and I'm a Bryans fan). off-topic don't know why Ungur didn't try to qualify in Todi or Padova given he wasn't in the entry-list. He's into San Benedetto at least...

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Fantastic from Mergea today (and I'm a Bryans fan). off-topic don't know why Ungur didn't try to qualify in Todi or Padova given he wasn't in the entry-list. He's into San Benedetto at least...

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Top 200 players usually don't play Challenger qualies. He would have gotten in Todi. He was Alt only in Braunschweig. Didn't get in.

Maybe he wanted to spend more time with the family as he became a father around Padova .

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