Who tells AL Groenefeld to play about 35 events a year?! - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Muenster/Germany
Posts: 1,063
                     
Who tells AL Groenefeld to play about 35 events a year?!

We all know that countries like Belgium or Russia overtook Germany´s tennis role in recent years. Due to Graf´s, Huber´s and Hack´s retirement, the situation of constant top20 players is just over. Rare surprises by top50 players like Barna or Weingartner are the present situation of our tennis.

Now that we HAVE a talent that makes us interesting even for the Hopman Cup a guy that is her´s and Shaughnessy´s trainer kind of leads her to play even EVERY year-end-challenger in the US just to re-start in 2005 by playing in Perth. I wonder when this girl stops tennis due to a burn-out-syndrom.

Or are we are misled and she only played this many events this year to sort out those she wants to concentrate on in 2005 ...
ChrisGermany is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 12:16 PM
Senior Member
 
Brαm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Belgium
Posts: 14,936
                     
It's crazy
Brαm is offline  
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 01:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Experimentee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,064
                     
Maybe she tells herself?
Some people just like playing a lot of tournaments. And its not like she gets far in all those tournaments anyway.
Experimentee is offline  
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 01:12 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: - GONE -
Posts: 24,283
                     
*the little voices in her head*

No, really, does she play 35 a year? That's A LOT!
SilK is offline  
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 01:24 PM
Team WTAworld
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Treating Anna's back
Posts: 5,310
                     
Frederica Piedade also played 35 tournaments this year, counting with Palm Beach Gardens this week. And she's still entered for Bergamo, so if she plays it she'll end with 36 tournaments played

I think they're both
The Guilty is offline  
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 01:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Experimentee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,064
                     
Dominik Hrbaty used to always play about 35 tournaments on the ATP, and he was always around top 30
This year he cut down his schedule to "only" 31 tournaments, and ended the year around 14.
Experimentee is offline  
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 02:08 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Hitlum
Posts: 8,050
                     
hmmm Dokic?
Fingon is offline  
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 04:19 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
matthias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 94,487
                     
okay, i think it is a difference if a top players plays 35 tournaments, or a player like Grönefeld.
she lost few times at first round, and so 35 tournaments are less or the same numbers of matches top10 players usually has to play.


Grönefeld has 41/32 = 73 matches

the Top5
Kuznetzova has 60/23 = 83 matches
Mauresmo has 67/13 = 80 matches
Davenport has 68/10 = 78 matches
Myskina has 57/21 = 78 matches
Sharapova has 56/17 = 73 matches

she will cut down her schedule if she is more successfull
but now it seems she try to go up in the rankings.
but i think it would more helpfull to work on her tennis, as playing 35 tournaments the year.

matthias is offline  
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 04:40 PM
Senior Member
 
JennyS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: A galaxy far far Away
Posts: 2,960
                     
She probably spends more money on travel expenses than she earns from playing tennis.

"I resolve to get arrested for indecent exposure," Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe on 24).
JennyS is offline  
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 04:42 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 25,760
                     
Frankly, I expect ALG to meltdown in the near future if she doesn't change her entourage soon.

All this sounds too familiar. Away with Font de Mora, this whole arrangement with Adidas seems to be unhealthy.
And if it's true that they are in a relationship ... :retard:

Not another German talent going to hell.
GoDominique is offline  
post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 04:48 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 25,760
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by matthias
okay, i think it is a difference if a top players plays 35 tournaments, or a player like Grönefeld.
she lost few times at first round, and so 35 tournaments are less or the same numbers of matches top10 players usually has to play.


Grönefeld has 41/32 = 73 matches

the Top5
Kuznetzova has 60/23 = 83 matches
Mauresmo has 67/13 = 80 matches
Davenport has 68/10 = 78 matches
Myskina has 57/21 = 78 matches
Sharapova has 56/17 = 73 matches

she will cut down her schedule if she is more successfull
but now it seems she try to go up in the rankings.
but i think it would more helpfull to work on her tennis, as playing 35 tournaments the year.
Of course that's true, but I don't see her going up the ranks this way.

On WTA level she sucks. Hardly any good wins. She can win challengers, she knows that already. Playing this week is absolutely useless.

If she keeps on playing challengers, she will probably remain in the 70's.

If she has bigger ambitions, she needs competition with top-100 players, as much as possible.
GoDominique is offline  
post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 05:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 5,034
                     
I think playing that many tournaments is OK - if you've got her type of record

Her Brandi-like schuedle of playing and winning lots of challengers is maybe good now but if she fails to do anything major on the tour in a year or two she'll end up has another junior who failed to live up to her talent

IMO playing over 100 matches is too much not 35 tournaments a year
DevilishAttitude is offline  
post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 05:26 PM
Senior Member
 
WorldWar24's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,480
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by DevilishAttitude

IMO playing over 100 matches is too much not 35 tournaments a year
I don't agree. I don't think people seem to realize how tiring travelling around can be. If she played 100 matches in 15 different places, I think it would still be better than playing 73 in 35 different locations. It wears down the mind and the physic, and it hurts the performances, and then it becomes a snowball coz you find yourself having to play more, and thus travelling more, to make up for the bad performances and bad results.It's crazy

Threw my bad fortune
Off the top of
A tall building
I'd rather have done it with you

You don't have to hate your opponents to beat them - Kim Clijsters
WorldWar24 is offline  
post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 2004, 05:51 PM
-LIFETIME MEMBER-
 
matthias's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 94,487
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoDominique
Of course that's true, but I don't see her going up the ranks this way.

On WTA level she sucks. Hardly any good wins. She can win challengers, she knows that already. Playing this week is absolutely useless.

If she keeps on playing challengers, she will probably remain in the 70's.

If she has bigger ambitions, she needs competition with top-100 players, as much as possible.
her problem is she sucks on Hardcourt
she is good on clay - but unfortunally many other players are good on clay too
i really like her, but i can´t see her higher ranked then between #30 and #50
i don´t think she will ever move inside the top30 or higher

matthias is offline  
post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old Dec 2nd, 2004, 05:06 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 10
                     
Megan Falcon is now with the Groenfeld and Shaughnessy squa?

I saw that Megan Falcon is playing tennis again. She beat Varvara Lepchenko. I saw it at www.prizemoneytennis.com I guess she was out with a bad injury or something.

Is it true that she is also now part of the same guys squad who words with Meghann Shaughenssy and AL Groenfeld??

If yes, not bad for just two weeks back

damb...
TennisP is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Image Verification
Please enter the six letters or digits that appear in the image opposite.

Registration Image

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome