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Well done Dan Evans, moving into the the top 50 in the world is nothing to shrug at, let's rake some more big scalps and show the world it can be done !
Andy went to Spain for 18 months funded by his family at the age of 15, that hardly makes him a product of the Spanish Tennis Academy.Novak went to a specialist tennis academy in Germany for 4 yrs when he was 12.It's what the standout youngsters have to do if they are serious about getting to top.
@ ToniYou are too sensible to be posting here.
@ 281Spot on.The problem is so many posters on HYS have no clue about playing sport at the highest level and what it entails to succeed. Professional sportsmen get their joy from winning the best trophies in the world whereas trolls get their joy out of posting vitriol. What a life!
To those posters who cast doubt over Murray's training: Murray had no choice but to go to Spain, as the facilities in the UK were pretty dire at that point - and he was funded mainly by his family, who had to sell their house to help! Murray is the epitome of hard work and on reading his book, living in Spain at such a young age, away from the comfort of home wasn't exactly a picnic!
I see plenty of nasty comments from people on here about Dan from people he would beat without dropping a game - only if they hadhalf the decency he has displayed in dealing with people and sponsors who have given him problems!As for AM, he can train wherever he wants, the majority of our athletes train abroad in camps most of the year - get with it caveman!
@269 I dont think AM can teach them anything about hard work;AM is completely different,he had everthing on a plate,coaches,finances,funding and entourage of people at his disposal.Coached in Spain at early age;Bred to play tennis! Whereas the 2 brits never had any of those luxuries,& have worked very hard and are proud to be brits & didnt turn their back on British Tennis.
Hopefully Dan and Kyle can get some friendly rivalry going about who is higher in the rankings and push each other on to new heights.
Yes RichardT. Consistency is key now for Dan. I want to see him go deep (well at least win two or three matches at EVERY tournament - not just slams. That is the mark of truly great players and the ones that will end up in the top 30 in the world consistently.
Doubtful its a 'flash in the pan', look at his rise up the rankings and some tight matches against the big players over the last year. Confidence goes a long way and he has got talent so maybe at 26 he is finding a style which suits.
Brilliant from Dan Evans given the very little funding he has had.. Nice to see a true Brit that has remained loyal to British Tennis, and a product of British Tennis, rather than being coached abroad from a young age and being a product of Spanish Tennis!
263. Filthy McNastierSpot on. No real comparison really.
If young guys shoot their bolt then flail in the mid-day sun....Well
@271: are you being serious? It was only when Zverev started cramping and couldn't move around the court that RN managed to take control of the match.m
or 1000's even
@270And Rafa is slowly ramping up for all those below who'd hoped that Feds and Rafa were finished and therefore no threat.All those years that Feds played and all those slams and 200's he won.All he needed was a little breakTennis needs these guys more than they need tennis and what a prospect for them to get to another final
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