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post #1 of 89 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 2005, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hingis- Sorry, but the game has moved on!

I just don't think she can handle the power of today's game. Everyone just hits it so hard and she just won't manage. Her serve has to improve. Even the pathetic Weingartner of 2005 beat her relatively easily after the first set. It so not gonna happen. I know the fact evryone has injuries is inspiring her but, there are just too many people out there who can give her a good thrashing. I honestly think in 18months this comeback will be all but over. Sorry to be blunt but it's the truth.
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I think she can still compete. I think she needs a couple of tournaments to warm up to the game. Remember, if she beefs up her serve, she'll be a force again.

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If Dementieva can be in the top ten with her serve, there's no reason why Hingis can't be at least top 20.

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definitely!

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I think a big part of the solution for Martina will be her fitness (conditioning + strength). If she stays healthy and (very) fit, she might have a chance to develop her strategic gameplan again against the majority of the players. Whether she can crack the top-10 again, though, remains to be seen. But IMO - although I could of course be very wrong about this - she can definitely crack the top-20.
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If Dementieva can be in the top ten with her serve, there's no reason why Hingis can't be at least top 20.
Yeah but that is not where we would want to see her. A former no.1 should not be hanging around the 20s. Also, Dementieva has hard/powerful groundstrokes which are need in today's age which upshot the awful serve but, not enough for her to win a slam.
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Sometimes being smart does the trick...and who knows how hard she has practiced in he last couple of months? I don´t think reading too much into the Weingartner-match is a good idea. Martina´s probably the most talented player ever and I am sure she will figure out how to play the hard-hitters. Maybe she won´t set any new records again but she will be a threat, that´s for sure.

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Sometimes being smart does the trick...and who knows how hard she has practiced in he last couple of months? I don´t think reading too much into the Weingartner-match is a good idea. Martina´s probably the most talented player ever and I am sure she will figure out how to play the hard-hitters. Maybe she won´t set any new records again but she will be a threat, that´s for sure.
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Martina needs to get into the best shape of her life (or at least 2001 Australian Open shape). Then she can be very effective. If she adds a little pop to her serve, those hard hitters will be running side to side from the very beginning. And with the exception of very few players, most players on tour aren't as effective on the run. Hingis was rusty as hell in that Weingarter match anyways. She'll be top-20 if she really focuses on tennis.

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I find the line of thought that says Hingis couldn't deal with the power players to be ridiculous! She did just fine against them. Her problem was that she just coudln't get over the mental hurdle of winning another big one after the FO incident.

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hey! this is the same power then 3 years ago! but much more player use it! but Martina against none top 10 player can have a chance to win certainly!!!!
she have her own game so!!! like Martina Navratilova winning some matchs against top 100 player at 46-47 in singles! why this Martina couldn t do it!?!?

maybe the only difference is the Grand Slam where her chances arent there! but I still believe when the williams and the Belgians were out in 2004! if Hingis was there she wil have won at least Rolland-Garros!! im shure of it , she can do semis! and that is not bad at all!!!
maybe one grand slam! (Ao or Ro) still in her!!!
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I find the line of thought that says Hingis couldn't deal with the power players to be ridiculous! She did just fine against them. Her problem was that she just coudln't get over the mental hurdle of winning another big one after the FO incident.
WTF! Am I in the Twilight Zone? I'm now agreeing with Sally on tennis.
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i hope hingis does well. i became a fan of tennis in 2003 so i never got to see her play.

but i doubt she will achieve as much as she has done in the past-if she cant beat weingartner does she really think she can reach the top again?
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If shes beefed up her serve, then she should be fine.
If not, the return will be a waste of time.


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I find the line of thought that says Hingis couldn't deal with the power players to be ridiculous! She did just fine against them. Her problem was that she just coudln't get over the mental hurdle of winning another big one after the FO incident.
Exactly.

Has the tour really evolved so much since 2002, when Marti was one point away from the Australian Open title, against one of the biggest hitters of the game? I don't think so.
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