Eubanks should go pro.
He played well against Fritz and Donaldson. Fritz is a power player and Donaldson was a more solid version of Fritz and Donaldson had more training on the red clay so you can tell he plays with more margin of error. In the end, Harrison was too strong and crafty for Eubanks. Also, it was clear that Eubanks was not “on his game” against Harrison. In his match against Fritz and Donaldson, Eubanks played well by dominating with power tennis. Big serving and big forehands. He is 6 foot 8. He should be able to crack more aces and hit more serves that are unreturnable. if he has the desire then he should go Pro, If Karlovic and Isner can do it then Eubanks can do it. It was a great display by Eubanks and I think he could win more by “going for broke more often” Attacking when his opponent is serving and going for aces in his game similar to Karlovic and Isner. Also, Eubanks has a good one-handed backhand and a good slice. He should continue to get up to the net.
I was happy with how Eubanks played and I hope he will keep playing more tournaments. He has the game right now to be around the top 60 or top 70 of the ATP and he is going to have to “grind” to pull his game up to the top 30! But Isner and Karlovic could do it.
-DJ ROBO BISCUIT
Madison Brengle! Alison Riske! Jared Donaldson!
Madison Brengle knocks out Petra Kvitova.
Alison Riske defeats Mladenovic! (french player)
Jared Donaldson makes it past Lorenzi and must play Dominic Thiem!
You would think the USTA and American Press would be going nuts! This is great tennis success for American youngsters! But these players are not household names. There is nothing fancy about Alison Riske, she is a baseliner with a counterpunching game. Jared Donaldson is a grinder and a basher who plays rock solid because he honed his game in Buenos Aires (very smart). Madison Brengle has a super ugly game. I am exaggerating by writing that. Her game does not look like Maria Sharapova at all. You can tell that Brengle did get her strokes fine-tuned over and over again by Rick Macci and Robert Lansdorp and Nick Bolletieri. For Brengle, she is always changing the spins, she does not often have full follow-throughs. She likes to use the forehand-chip ball to change the pace. You can see she is often hitting her backhand very flat. In my opinion, Brengle is the BRAD GILBERT of the Women’s game, she plays the game like chess and she forces her opponent to play worse and worse as they adjust to her style of play. I’m a big Brengle fan!!! But the USTA does not like her, they never give her any praise!!! You could have a list of American players and they would skip over her. The only way possible for Brengle to get some love from the USTA would be if she made it to the Semifinals of a grand slam and knocked out multiple seeds, they would be like “Damn, this girl is good at winning matches.” Life is tough for Brengle, she has had to grind and grind and grind. And she can not overwhelm her opponent with power. Sometimes Brengle will surprise her opponents with a winner off either side but she will often wait for an error or try to make her opponent uncomfortable.
I hope these non-famous players can keep on winning! I am happy for them because I know their rankings will go up!!!
Also, keep an eye on Osaka! Naomi Osaka is a huge threat to Venus Williams!
Go American tennis! And go unconventional tennis!
Stay fluffy, DJ ROBO BISCUIT, July 6th 2017
The kick serve is the best serve. Topspin serve which produces a safe and reliable serve over and over again.
it will kick into the opponent. Not many recreational players take time to learn the kick serve but it is the safest. People who hate double faulting should learn the serve. It is super hard to learn at first but will feel natural over time. Some pros have clearly mastered it such as Pat Rafter, Rafter only used a heavy kick serve to serve and volley his way to greatness.
Sam Stosur clearly hits kick serves and when she plays well, then her serve is devastating.
You can tell the serve is being hit because of the path of the ball and where it will jump to. Also you can see the serve based on the upward swing of the racquet.
Madison Keys also is hitting a powerful kick serve.
-DJ ROBO BISCUIT
July 8-9 Cary Summer Championships L4
July 15-16 Greene Central Summer Classic NC L4
July 28-30 DOCTA Open Jr Challenge
August 19-20 RRC Summer Challenger
September 1-3 Raleigh Summer Junior Tournament L4
September 30- October 1st Raleigh Fall Junior
July 15-16 RRC Summer Junior NC L5 tournament
July 21-23 2017 North Hills Club Summer Junior NC L5
August 5-6, 2017 12th Annual Croasdaile Country Club NC L5 Durham
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Here is an update on this year’s French Open. I had previously said that these women would make the Quarterfinals.
Carla Suarez Navarro
Only 3 of them are still left in the tournament. Kerber lost, Cibulkova was upset by Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, Davis was knocked out, Gavrilova lost, and Siegemund was out with injury.
Carla Suarez Navarro
These 3 are the players to watch. Also, Ostapenko is very dangerous; CiCi Bellis I think will lose to Caroline Wozniacki. Muguruza is a former champion. Svitolina is talented. And Pliskova is #2 in the world.
So now look for these 8 in the quarterfinals.
Carla Suarez Navarro
Pliskova (World #2)
(and here is one more contender: Timea Bacinsky)
The current women’s pro tour is extremely difficult to predict. It appears to be very common that in grand slams the upsets just rain like hellfire. Unknown players get HOT and rip winners; the seeds get cocky and can’t make their shots, and some players just mentally breakdown. Just look at Ons Jabeur of Tunisia! Nobody was expecting her to come through qualifying and then knock out Cibulkova.
Also, on the Men’s side: Tsonga was upset in the first round. Nick Kyrgios was defeated by Kevin Anderson of South Africa. Monfils will play Richard GasQUET (I am expecting Monfils to win that one, BUT Richard is extremely talented on the clay)
It looks like there is a high chance of NADAL and MURRAY and DJOKOVIC and WAWRINKA going deep in the tournament.
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Hey! This is my early French Open Prediction (with an update). I’m doing the prediction based on my tennis knowledge and my keeping up with the tour so far this year (also, I can not predict if people will get injured and pull out right before the tournament). Now I am adjusting for current news.
For the WTA this will be the 8 women in the quarterfinals:
Carla Suarez Navarro
Kerber is a counter-puncher. Cibulkova is a grinder. Halep’s game is well suited for the clay (hopefully she doesn’t get knocked out by Shelby Rogers early on). Kuznetsova is a beast and knows how to win on clay. Navarro is a dirt-baller with a beautiful one-handed backhand. Lauren Davis is fast and a grinder, she plays great on the clay. Gavrilova is a battler who loves the fight and will feed off the French Open crowd. Siegemund has been playing really well on the clay and she has a really nice game so I have faith that she can make it deep.
ATP French Open QuarterFinals:
Juan Martin Del Potro
I’m expecting Murray and Djokovic to get knocked out. For some reason they are very beatable right now. Tsonga and Monfils have the French crowd to motivate them. Kyrgios is box-office and if his head is in the game then he can hit right through the clay no problem. Dominic Thiem is MONEY on the clay with his game. It is harder on the men’s side due to the depth of competition. There are some very tough clay court players like Zeballos or Ramos Vinolas or Carreno Busta or Pablo Cuevas and these guys can be VERY VERY dangerous. But those are my picks!
I hope my fans will comment or my haters will let me know how bad my picks are! I also challenge other people to make an early prediction!!!
Thank you to all my fans and viewers! Stay fluffy!
-End of Entry, DJ ROBO BISCUIT