Just to change the discussion a little.
It's funny; every once in a while folks on GM or broadcasters try to compare ATP players to Petra. And the closest they usually come is either Del Potro or Federer. Neither are completely accurate. I think we found the balance though; Jerzy Janowicz of Poland.
Most of us, have probably never heard of him. He was a virtual unknown (probably still is) to many, until he made it to the finals of the ATP Masters 1000 in France during October 2012--beating Murray, Tipsarevic and Simone--among others--until losing to Ferrer in the finals. He murdered/bludgeoned all comers, till he ran out of gas as a qualifier in the finals (played 7 matches as a qualifier) against Ferrer, who he nonetheless could of beat/had his chances against.
How is he similar to Petra, you ask? He's a big, 21--soon to be 22 yr old guy (6'8"), that moves quite well for his height--with flexibility, that hits the ball incredibly hard (though his backhand is probably weaker than his forehand--unlike Petra), has a great serve (but not the best; top 2-5 maybe), who has a very good net game, with nice touch and feel. He's got a nice skill set, especially for a big guy.
And just like with Petra, you can tell still needs more refinement/better decision making to maximize his incredible potential. Nonetheless, I think he's the one that Petra could be most compared to (unless its' a top 4 comparison) at the moment.
He is now ranked #26. And I look forward to watching him in 2013, and hope he can continue his ascent up the rankings and recent excellent play.
Your premise was reasonably imaginative,but it was ruined by the ATP back-and-forth that you and Shifty carried on for two-plus pages
.Let's face it,ATP guys are the most gutless-punk male athletes you'll find,outside of the single handful of the Slam elite...sort of like the multi-million dollar choker A-Rod who lost the respect of his manager AND teammates during the ALCS...it's a league full of man-purse-carrying Mark Sanchezes
Your comparison above seems fairly well-thought-out,though I'm resistant to compare Petra to a man since it took her a while to outgrow ugly-duckling status into the beautiful babe she is today
.Then again,at least you didn't compare her to Trophy Slut Gf again...or the vastly overrated,airbrained German Default Machine--who spends less time training than she does imagining excuses for her upcoming withdrawals.On deck for 2013: EFSEM....Excessive Follicular Split-end Manifestation and also the deadly HIRD.....Hiccup-Induced Respiratory Disorder...and,NO!,the pampering WTA website won't question EITHER of those defaults
Does this guy at least play well when he has the sniffles??We'd like Petra's male counterpart to inspire her with a strong immune system
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Congrats on Number Three, Kim! We need more of you
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