If Jennifer Capriati continues playing good like she is now can she become #1 again? - TennisForum.com
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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 2003, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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If Jennifer Capriati continues playing good like she is now can she become #1 again?

Do you think Jennifer can become number 1 again...She is playing very good recently and i think it is possible..What do you think?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 2003, 09:26 PM
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yes! she can do it She's gonna have to work out like heck, and stay mentally strong but she can do it!
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I totally agree with c2. Jen looked wonderful today. All she needs is to win a few big matches and get back into her Spring '01 shape. her serve looked great this afternoon.
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Thread answer: NO.

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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 2003, 09:44 PM
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Since Martina Hingis abused the number #1 position for so long by playing too many tournaments to keep it, I don't have interest in the
ranking business again.
Tennis is a career for these girls. Who wants to be just #1 without
winning any big tournament. I don't think Jen. is concerned about this
ranking business too much. She was there and going back or not
doesn't matter to her I suppose. The same way Venus doesn't care
about rankings.
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Mark, after seeing all her matches last week at IW, I think she just needs the one big win to get her confidence back up to the '01 form. As bad as her serve can be, she was still one break away from beating Lindsay in IW. The confidence will help her serve, which will help her confidence, which will help her game, etc....you get the picture
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Never count out Jen. She has the ability to do anything. [size=1Especially wearing me out.[/size]

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Guess anything is possible but she would need to be more consistent and win some tourbny's first imho.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 2003, 09:50 PM
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No. She has to play better than she played when she was #1. Serena, Kim and Justine are all better, and she never beat Venus. Yesterday's good-enough-to-be-#1 is today's maybe-the-top-five.

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Jen has been impressive and should her and Venus meet in the quarters, it is going to be a huge match. Venus will most certainly have to been on her game mentally and physically.
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Is Jen anything is possible A few more wins under her belt and who knows!!

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 2003, 09:51 PM
 
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I should also say, I don't think #1 is a reasonable expectation at the moment. Serena is firmly ensconced at the moment unless she can't defend all her slams this year (not all that likely). I would like to see Jen pull back up to the pack right behind Rena though. No reason why she shouldn't be in there.
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I think top 3 is more realistic. certainly she can pull back into the top 5.

the thing is, I don't think that Jen really liked being #1. She seems to me to really relish the underdog role, rather than the front runner. I think she was still hungry when she was #1, but the expectations were too much. I think she's looser without the #1 ranknig and that helps her game.

she needs to get that serve more consistent...I feel like it lets her down too often.

at this point, though, I can't see anything that Jen does that Serena and Venus don't do better. so top 3 is more realistic than #1.
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No. She has to play better than she played when she was #1. Serena, Kim and Justine are all better, and she never beat Venus. Yesterday's good-enough-to-be-#1 is today's maybe-the-top-five.
Way better!
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old Mar 24th, 2003, 10:21 PM
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Too early to tell. Lets see if she can win a few tourneys first. She sure looked good today!
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