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Baby Rafa more impressive than baby Fed

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Post by DirectView2 Fri 24 Oct 2014, 9:04 pm

Coric aka Baby Rafa @ 17 is more impressive and effective than Baby Fed aka Dimitrov in 17 as well as 23.

Very impressive performance from the youngster to take down one of his idols, a win was expected by many but in such convincing pattern? certainly not.Like how Fed build up is momentum and CV after winning a great match against one of his idols on his surface I hope baby Rafa takes the mantle from his idol.

On the question whom will you support after your fav player retire , I guess I will support baby Rafa after Rafa retires.

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Post by biugo Fri 24 Oct 2014, 9:40 pm

I like the Coric kid, I've not seen much of him but his name got stuck in my mind somehow - even when looking at the Basel draw I thought: Coric to bring down Nadal, and if not, then I expected Goffin would (I should have placed some bets!). Two growing players I'll like to see more of.

How is Coric's game? If it's a baby Nadal style, which Nadal are we talking about? from 2006 or from 2011?

I really like this season. It finally shows up a "new" generation building up, with not so new players progressing to the top spots (Dimi, Nishi, Marin, Goffin...) and younger ones showing good prospects (Kyrgios, Coric, Zverev, Thiem, Kozlov?..). The times, they're a changin' and it feels good Smile

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Post by Born Slippy Fri 24 Oct 2014, 11:49 pm

I don't see Coric as a baby Rafa. Maybe a baby Djokovic or Murray. Nice player though.

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Post by laverfan Sat 25 Oct 2014, 3:10 am

I would have been even more impressed if Coric had served out the set at 5-0. You need to also consider Nadal's physical ailments and travails in the last two weeks with Appendicitis, etc. No excuses though.

Coric has played impressively in the previous matches with Gulbis, Golubev. His USO2014 was also impressive.

I echo blugo's sentiments and see the infusion of new blood into ATP a must for its growth. Goffin may be too high a mountain to climb of young Coric, but very impressive so far. I hope he plays Paris too.

Happy to add Kuznestov, Sock, Lajovic to the list of youngsters.

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Post by kingraf Sat 25 Oct 2014, 9:38 am

More baby Djokovic in technique, but hes got the fistpumps, god awful colour schemes, and that touch of desperation in him which reminds one of Rafa. So

Technically - Djokovic
mannerisms - Nadal

Gonna be a long time till we get a technical re imagining of Rafa who can actually play. Ridiculously difficult game to recreate
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Post by LuvSports! Sat 25 Oct 2014, 10:11 am

They were saying that Garin was the new baby rafa.

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Post by temporary21 Sat 25 Oct 2014, 11:49 am

I think it will be another five years before we can tell how his careers going to pan out.

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Post by CaledonianCraig Sat 25 Oct 2014, 11:52 am

I will reserve judgement. A heartwarming win for him but lets not kid ourselves here - this was the shell of Nadal he beat here. A Nadal fully fit and motivated and the result would have been different of that I am certain.
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