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DomenicDemaria
Sep 23rd, 2005, 09:38 AM
Next year Australia will not have a top 100 player.
Unless Alicia picks up (please Alicia) she wont be able to defend her points. if her form continues she will out of the top 100 in no time. Sam Stosur does not have long too. After two weeks next year she will be out of the top 200. Evie Dominkovic is a choker. I'm not going to start on Nicole Pratt. Aussie girls you better pick up!!!!
Atleast we are doing well in doubles. 3 players in the top 10. (Stubbs 3, Stosur 7, Molik 8)
anyone else as concerned as me?

xin_hui
Sep 23rd, 2005, 09:44 AM
you should be concerned about the mens as well:o

DomenicDemaria
Sep 23rd, 2005, 09:49 AM
:lol: I am.
But at least we have Lleyton

Wojtek
Sep 23rd, 2005, 09:52 AM
Next year Australia will not have a top 100 player.
Unless Alicia picks up (please Alicia) she wont be able to defend her points. if her form continues she will out of the top 100 in no time. Sam Stosur does not have long too. After two weeks next year she will be out of the top 200. Evie Dominkovic is a choker. I'm not going to start on Nicole Pratt. Aussie girls you better pick up!!!!
Atleast we are doing well in doubles. 3 players in the top 10. (Stubbs 3, Stosur 7, Molik 8)
anyone else as concerned as me?

Molik out from 100 :tape: Stosur will lost a lot of points in first two weeks but she will be in the top 200

DomenicDemaria
Sep 23rd, 2005, 10:00 AM
Molik out from 100 :tape: Stosur will lost a lot of points in first two weeks but she will be in the top 200

I don't want to see it happen.
I have faith in Alicia, but Sam has blown her chance to do well. She achieved a lucky week (walkovers from Dementieva and Davenport) which gave her a high enough ranking to do get into good tournaments without qualifying. She had the opportunity to make the top 30. After she loses her points for the start of the year, she have to qualify for weak events. :tape:

wateva
Sep 23rd, 2005, 11:10 AM
molik will be back. u dun just play well for 3 or 4 months and lose it all together. (unless u're lucic :tape: ) i'm sure she's training very hard now to get her former form back. have faith in her! :)

Lemonskin.
Sep 23rd, 2005, 11:17 AM
I'm worried.

I hope Molik recovers soon.

Mateo Mathieu
Sep 23rd, 2005, 11:42 AM
When was the last time we don't have Aussie player in Top 100? :o

Lemonskin.
Sep 23rd, 2005, 11:47 AM
When was the last time we don't have Aussie player in Top 100? :o
Nice avatar ;) but I gotta say... GO THE TIGERS :p

'Course the Bunnies are my faves...

switz
Sep 23rd, 2005, 11:53 AM
australian tennis has been in trouble for a long time but it's been partly covered by the success of the men.

silly to write Molik off as she was playing at the elite level early this year and it's unfair to expect her to be right back at that level. i expect she'll drop a bit but won't be out of the top 20 for too long.

Stosur has talent and i think she'll eventually learn to play overseas. Sure she got lucky in Sydney but she still beat good players, pushed Molik all the way, and was pretty unlucky not to win the Gold Coast tournament. Her doubles success suggests to me that she will turn the corner eventually.

Sophie Ferguson will probably never be the best player but she's got great people in her corner and has shown some pretty good form and is only being held back by injuries.

in reality australian men's tennis is in far greater trouble. Hewitt will be at the top for a long time but they've got to hope a youngster comes along in that time. Philippoussis is all but gone, Arthurs must be near retirement, Woodbrige retired. Luzcak is at best a top 100 player and he's not young. Guccione should end up in the top 50/75 but has nothing but a serve. I saw Todd Reid at my sports club on Monday and he spent ten minutes on a bike with his coach and then just wondered around for half an hour.

There have been considerable changes to Tennis Australia and their coaching programs but the end result of that is not likely to show for many years.

Slumpsova
Sep 23rd, 2005, 12:04 PM
Alicia won't be out of top 100 IMO. she has potential to be at least top 30 for years.

xin_hui
Sep 23rd, 2005, 12:11 PM
australian tennis has been in trouble for a long time but it's been partly covered by the success of the men.

silly to write Molik off as she was playing at the elite level early this year and it's unfair to expect her to be right back at that level. i expect she'll drop a bit but won't be out of the top 20 for too long.

Stosur has talent and i think she'll eventually learn to play overseas. Sure she got lucky in Sydney but she still beat good players, pushed Molik all the way, and was pretty unlucky not to win the Gold Coast tournament. Her doubles success suggests to me that she will turn the corner eventually.

Sophie Ferguson will probably never be the best player but she's got great people in her corner and has shown some pretty good form and is only being held back by injuries.

in reality australian men's tennis is in far greater trouble. Hewitt will be at the top for a long time but they've got to hope a youngster comes along in that time. Philippoussis is all but gone, Arthurs must be near retirement, Woodbrige retired. Luzcak is at best a top 100 player and he's not young. Guccione should end up in the top 50/75 but has nothing but a serve. I saw Todd Reid at my sports club on Monday and he spent ten minutes on a bike with his coach and then just wondered around for half an hour.

There have been considerable changes to Tennis Australia and their coaching programs but the end result of that is not likely to show for many years.

yep, i agree. aussie mens' tennis is in deeper shit than the women are. at least you still have some decent young girls, but the men have NONE! the only person they depend on is hewitt, but that guy is going down(by going down, i mean not in the top 3). and he cannot always be expected to lift the davis cup team on his own:rolleyes:

wayne arthurs is of ancient age, woodbridge has retired, and todd reid and chris guccione are :o are there any new juniors on the way? i havent seen any

Lemonskin.
Sep 23rd, 2005, 12:14 PM
yep, i agree. aussie mens' tennis is in deeper shit than the women are. at least you still have some decent young girls, but the men have NONE! the only person they depend on is hewitt, but that guy is going down(by going down, i mean not in the top 3). and he cannot always be expected to lift the davis cup team on his own:rolleyes:

wayne arthurs is of ancient age, woodbridge has retired, and todd reid and chris guccione are :o are there any new juniors on the way? i havent seen any
Peter Luczak is the most promising I think.

xin_hui
Sep 23rd, 2005, 12:17 PM
Peter Luczak is the most promising I think.

how old is he? 26?

switz
Sep 23rd, 2005, 12:25 PM
Peter Luczak is the most promising I think.

he's a solid enough player but he's 26, hasn't achieved anything much and certainly is not going to make a big difference.

Goh is probably the most promising. He's a got a pretty complete game, but i think he's 18 now. He's certainly the one they're hyping the most but i really don't know how good he is now becasue i haven't seen him play since he was 13 or 14. I used to play against his older brother at school.

SpikeyAidanm
Sep 23rd, 2005, 01:14 PM
Karolina Wloderszak has potential.

~lollipop_girl~
Sep 23rd, 2005, 02:14 PM
Well maybe I should get my butt out on the court and train! :shrug: :p

louloubelle
Sep 23rd, 2005, 04:45 PM
Next year Australia will not have a top 100 player.
Unless Alicia picks up (please Alicia) she wont be able to defend her points. if her form continues she will out of the top 100 in no time. Sam Stosur does not have long too. After two weeks next year she will be out of the top 200. Evie Dominkovic is a choker. I'm not going to start on Nicole Pratt. Aussie girls you better pick up!!!!
Atleast we are doing well in doubles. 3 players in the top 10. (Stubbs 3, Stosur 7, Molik 8)
anyone else as concerned as me?

Yes things aren't good, but to say Molik will drop out of the top 100 is ridiculous. (if by chance is does happen it will be fleeting!!!!) It will take her a while to find her feet after the illness she has suffered (she was not even able to hit during this time!!) but all she needs is matches. Have faith. Her game was built on heavy training and when she gets match tough again look out!!

Pratt is much maligned. But for someone with limited talent to get as much out of herself as she has, deserves recognition. And if many of the Aussies took some of her dedication and focus into their matches (Stosur, Evie D, Casey Dellacqua - culprits in wasting opportunities on the court) theyd be making a difference.

Distance to find tougher match practice is something that will affect Aus tennis, and until a base is set overseas for our juniors (i.e. alot more money to be invested) our depth on the tour will be limited.

SelesFan70
Sep 23rd, 2005, 05:01 PM
Where's Rachel McQuillen :confused:

Mateo Mathieu
Sep 23rd, 2005, 05:10 PM
Where's Rachel McQuillen :confused:
She's retired over two years ago :wavey:

Experimentee
Sep 23rd, 2005, 05:41 PM
Theres not really any good young players either. Dellaqua, Ferguson, I can see them reaching top 200, but nothing more. It'll be a long time before more decent juniors come up.

Tripp
Sep 23rd, 2005, 05:47 PM
What about Shayna McDowell? I heard she was good.

Wojtek
Sep 23rd, 2005, 06:34 PM
Peter Luczak is the most promising I think.

He is very popular in Poland. I saw him in Sopot and he is good for clay court his game is very similar to Coria.

BTW a lot of players with polish family are playing for Australia. Molik - her parents are from Warsaw, Luczak, Lukaszewicz, Adamczak, Dziedzic Sekulovski ( in polish Sekulowski :angel: ) on the men Stastiak, Swider.

Carmen Mairena
Sep 23rd, 2005, 06:51 PM
If you compare it to British players :tape: :tape: Sorry, I couldn't resist! :kiss:

I hope Alicia and Samantha pick it up soon. They've been very good and can be back for sure! ;)

Lennval
Sep 23rd, 2005, 06:54 PM
What's about:

Jaslyn Hewitt?
Monique Adamczak?

Wojtek
Sep 23rd, 2005, 06:58 PM
What's about:

Jaslyn Hewitt?
Monique Adamczak?

Yes what's up with Hewitt

alfajeffster
Sep 23rd, 2005, 07:08 PM
I read recently that 63 year-old Margaret Court decided to make a comeback after the birth of her fifth grandchild. The all-time leader in Grand Slam Titles recently held a press conference announcing that she is scheduled to attend both the Bollettieri and Rick Macci Academies in Florida, and that she looks forward to learning how to hit the ball with a western grip, baseline bashing style designed to produce long lasting career results. Sources also reported that Barry will be watching the grand-kids while she's away on overseas tour.

SelesFan70
Sep 23rd, 2005, 07:26 PM
She's retired over two years ago :wavey:

:wavey: Thanks! I had no idea. I guess 2 years ago is about when I stopped paying attention to Australian tennis. :o I used to love Rachel in those sunglasses.

SelesFan70
Sep 23rd, 2005, 07:29 PM
I read recently that 63 year-old Margaret Court decided to make a comeback after the birth of her fifth grandchild. The all-time leader in Grand Slam Titles recently held a press conference announcing that she is scheduled to attend both the Bollettieri and Rick Macci Academies in Florida, and that she looks forward to learning how to hit the ball with a western grip, baseline bashing style designed to produce long lasting career results. Sources also reported that Barry will be watching the grand-kids while she's away on overseas tour.

:unsure: Watch out Martina Navratilova! I hope Margaret doesn't throw holy water around. :tape:

alfajeffster
Sep 23rd, 2005, 07:59 PM
:unsure: Watch out Martina Navratilova! I hope Margaret doesn't throw holy water around. :tape:

Not possible- both hands will be busy holding up her protective towel in the "ladies" locker room...:lol:

Slumpsova
Sep 23rd, 2005, 08:49 PM
maybe Nicole Kidman can help Australian's future :confused: :devil:

lolas
Sep 23rd, 2005, 09:29 PM
And what about Olivia Lukasewicz?

Helen Lawson
Sep 23rd, 2005, 09:33 PM
And just think, they could have had Jelena Dokic. :tape:

xan
Sep 23rd, 2005, 09:40 PM
Alicia is still making her comeback from illness. If she can recapture anything of her form this time last year, she'll be back hovering around the Top Ten very soon.

Sam's Slave
Sep 23rd, 2005, 09:50 PM
Next year Australia will not have a top 100 player.
Unless Alicia picks up (please Alicia) she wont be able to defend her points. if her form continues she will out of the top 100 in no time. Sam Stosur does not have long too. After two weeks next year she will be out of the top 200. Evie Dominkovic is a choker. I'm not going to start on Nicole Pratt. Aussie girls you better pick up!!!!
Atleast we are doing well in doubles. 3 players in the top 10. (Stubbs 3, Stosur 7, Molik 8)
anyone else as concerned as me?

i don't agree with you about alicia, i don't think she will fal out of the top 100.

alfajeffster
Sep 23rd, 2005, 10:28 PM
And just think, they could have had Jelena Dokic. :tape:

I'm sorry, but that name just sounds too much like "yell and a jock-itch" for me not to giggle like a silly little schoolgirl...:lol:

tobe
Sep 23rd, 2005, 10:30 PM
Alicia is so talented, I think and hope she will climb back soon!