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|Subject: He played very well, but his 6-8 opponent simply overpowered him|
|Posted by: 1969hoo on Wed Jan 16 2013 10:06:01 AM|
especially in the 3rd and 4th sets. The contrast between the 1st and
2nd sets when Janowicz was missing on some of his bombs and in the 3rd
and 4th when he was not missing was amazing. This guy only played four
ATP main tour events last year, but got to the PNB Masters final in
Paris. He will be moving up in the rankings and he was already seeded
24 for this tourney. When he was "on" he looked like a top 10/15 guy
to me. His challenge his going to more frequently "on" than "off", but
I think he can do it.
SD played incredibly consistent and ran down a lot of balls, but his
2nd serve is till a huge problem and his lack of a power or having
putaway shot has not changed.
I do not know the exact number of extra points SD would have gotten
had he won a 2nd round at a major, but it would be lot and with his
protected ranking slots dwindling, he really needs points as he is
currently #551 in the world. The problem with his protected ranking is
that it is not high enough to get into the main draws of many ATP "non
major" events with their rather small draws, so he has limited
opportunities to get into main tour events.
It looked to me that he played as well as he was in 2011, so his
shoulder must finally be sound. I sure hope he gets back into the top
100, but I just do not see him becoming a top 50 guy with his lack of
power and weak serve.
|Somdev loses in 5 sets to Janowicz ** -- fathairyjew Tue Jan 15 2013 11:16:58 PM|
|Tough match but SD is on his way back ** -- Wahoos79 Tue Jan 15 2013 11:20:16 PM|
|He played very well, but his 6-8 opponent simply overpowered him -- 1969hoo Wed Jan 16 2013 10:06:01 AM|
|Somdev will still get in plenty of ATP events. Next is Zagreb Feb. 4 & Dubai -- 22903 Wed Jan 16 2013 2:41:45 PM|
|Those 45 pts will get him to about 400..hope he has a good feb..maybe hell play -- wahooinflorida Wed Jan 16 2013 4:36:48 PM|
|Last year, the cutoff for IW & Miami was #89 and #87 so he's borderline -- 22903 Wed Jan 16 2013 5:43:35 PM|
|I agree...the bright side is it appeared he was healthy... -- Wahoos79 Wed Jan 16 2013 11:10:15 AM|
|I agree with your assessment on Somdev's potential... -- Hoo Fighter Wed Jan 16 2013 10:19:18 AM|