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creep
Mar 28th, 2005, 06:48 PM
After Steffi, there was Anke, now there's.........

Shonami Slam
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:10 PM
I don't know, but it sure as hell makes me sad. i love the german girls but they just can't seem to improve thier game.
ALG is a big promise, but i'm afraid she'll be top30 for a year or two and then fade away.
many russians, czeks, french and spaniards prove that there CAN be european dominance, but the germans somehow didn't tag along.

skanky~skanketta
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:13 PM
karma. they didnt throw calime...um, gunther parche into jail.

Libertango
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:14 PM
How good is ALG? Or how good COULD she be??

creep
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:16 PM
I don't know, but it sure as hell makes me sad. i love the german girls but they just can't seem to improve thier game.
ALG is a big promise, but i'm afraid she'll be top30 for a year or two and then fade away.
many russians, czeks, french and spaniards prove that there CAN be european dominance, but the germans somehow didn't tag along.


Yeah you’d thought with someone like the supreme Steffi they’d be playing tennis in their droves.But it just simply hasn’t happened.

creep
Mar 28th, 2005, 07:17 PM
karma. they didnt throw calime...um, gunther parche into jail.

Hehe, ah c'mon he's not that bad.

bandabou
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:21 PM
Now I know why Cali wants to hail Graf so much, wanna live in the past, etc....because he KNOWS that that was as good as it got...

tennislover
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:21 PM
That's Cali's fault......
:lol:

Calimero377
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:25 PM
Now I know why Cali wants to hail Graf so much, wanna live in the past, etc....because he KNOWS that that was as good as it got...


You'd be right - if we changed the thread title into "Why is women's tennis in an awful state presently world-wide" ....

alexusjonesfan
Mar 28th, 2005, 08:28 PM
something about the DTB wasting all of its money on garden parties and not bothering to develop new talent.

crazillo
Mar 28th, 2005, 09:06 PM
They earned much money in the past, they had the succesful Germans playing and didn't invest in their future. Now they try more, but there are many problems which are so hard to explain (I could talk two hours about it) and believe me, they aren't minor one's!

bandabou
Mar 28th, 2005, 09:13 PM
You'd be right - if we changed the thread title into "Why is women's tennis in an awful state presently world-wide" ....

Now, now...for YOU personally as a german cali....

Asmus
Mar 28th, 2005, 09:27 PM
I thinked that all developed countries need to have good investment in their sports programs in order to produce champion athletes; otherwise the only champions these countries will produce will only come from very comfortable backgrounds unless they can somehow manage to get a scholarship at a US tennis academy. People in Eastern Europe and Russia (not to mention South America, Asia...) are so poor that tennis is one of the only means by which people can make a decent life for themselves which is why the competition is so fierce. Any other country, however, has to make a significant investment in developing players, which even the US is struggling with as the USTA is one of the worst bureaucracies. Canada is the most extreme perhaps in that it invests less in its sports programs than any other developed country which is why it has no singles players in the top 100 and was beaten by Bulgaria in medals standings at last year's summer Olympics. France and Spain (and perhaps Switzerland? Australia? Belgium? Or are all of their current stars flukes that are successful only because tennis is so popular in these countries?) have great facilities for junior players whereas Germany, the UK, and many other countries have none.

Therefore, it either takes great player development or a rare exception to create a great tennis player.

Slumpsova
Mar 28th, 2005, 09:48 PM
Hehe, ah c'mon he's not that bad.

he stabbed Moica and u said he's not that bad? :scratch:

Volcana
Mar 28th, 2005, 09:48 PM
karma. they didnt throw calime...um, gunther parche into jail.With apologies to German tennis fans, that was the first time I laughed out loud all day.

Tati & Dani
Mar 28th, 2005, 10:24 PM
Groenefeld is a nice player, but not as good like graf or Huber

Veritas
Mar 29th, 2005, 12:03 AM
karma. they didnt throw calime...um, gunther parche into jail.

You're awful :haha: :yeah:

fammmmedspin
Mar 29th, 2005, 01:35 AM
Its not only Germany. Look at the UK. Look at the age of the US players. France looks OK and the other GS holding nation Australia seems to have found its feet, and, if Stosur ever learns to win outside Australia, could do better, Italy Belgium and Russia do fine.

its very strange. Germany has the record and evidently the right genes/builds, it has poor people with extra motivation since reunification. Its just not finding them or reunification and subsequent problems have just drained the resources, The UK has the money but no way of getting a player up the rankings enough. The US has money and role models as varied as Serena, Venus, Lindsay, Chanda, Corinna and Jen but has no visible replacements despite the Williams sisters showing how much money can be made.