April 19, 2015

Alexandr Dolgopolov

Alexandr Dolgopolov

Alexandr Dolgopolov is one of those players that I try to see whenever I'm at a tournament.  (Check out my encounter with him last year here.)  His serve is a bit unorthodox, but he makes it work, and the combo is fun to watch.  Unfortunately, he lacks consistency. One set he'll play incredible…the next, it's as though he's mentally checked out.  As a spectator, it makes for some interesting viewing.  I first started watching Dolgo in 2011 when the SDP Junior Editor noticed him and predicted he was a rising star.  Sure enough, by 2013, he broke into the top 15 on the ATP tour.  I'm not sure whether he's had some injuries, but his ranking has dropped into the 70s. He's still young and has lots of tennis to play -- and possibly have that big breakthrough, which I would be really excited to see.

7 comments:

Birdman said...

Love!

Fotolosopher said...

This guy plays tennis like I play golf - inconsistently! Great action shot!

William Kendall said...

Here at least he seems to be focused.

Kay said...

Another great action shot!

Michelle said...

This is a great action shot!

Debs said...

I'm tired just looking at him.

Jack said...

You caught him at a good moment.