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Dr Ivo Keeps Going

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Dr Ivo Keeps Going

Post by noleisthebest on Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:40 pm

...is 38 and has no intemtion of retiring:



“Because this is what I like to do. The career [of a player] is getting longer because everybody is doing a lot more work. Everybody is in the gym and they are trying to do everything they can to have less injuries and to be overall better athletes. 

That’s what the difference from now and if you look back in the '80s, '90s, when the players maybe didn't do as much of the all-around work. So that's why the careers has gotten longer and longer.

It means a lot, because it means that even at my old age I can still do good results. That means a lot. I am old, I know. But I don't feel like I'm getting old. As long as my ranking is up where I can be in all the events, I won't consider quitting.”

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Post by noleisthebest on Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:55 pm

I find this “I am old but I am not getting old” sentence interesting.
Like somehow he is able to hold time by exercising more.

I just can’t see that he is kind of doing more than anyone in he 80s would have done.

I suppose there is more money in sport now so more players can afford personal trainers to pump all the individual muscles..., tjey do look more toned than in the past...I dunno...

But if Ivo can play at 38 and beyond, so can most SBH-ers...

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Post by Daniel on Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:04 am

Because he has a serve.  And he's massive.  He's ridiculously limited and where he is purely because he was born with genes that made him tall.

The oldest on tour is a Japanese guy at 41.

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Post by bogbrush on Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:14 am

Exactly when will he become unable to serve bombs?

His game might be viable for ages. He has never had movement and his career average rally length is probably about 2.1 shots.

He’s about as unrepresentative as you could find.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:16 pm

Yes, Ivo being a serving tree certainly spared his legs.
However, when you compare his build now to 10 years ago, he is no longer a stick insect, he has put on lot of muscle though on his height it’s not as obvious as, eg Cilic etc.

Bottom line, there are many players over 30 now not thinking of retirement in the next 5 years at least. 

And why would they?

Making good money, playing he sport they love.

p.s.

most of Fed’s gen who are SBH-ers are still around: Feli Lopez, GG Lopez Dr Misha, Robredo...whike thr DBH-ers left long ago - Davydenko, Roddock, Nalby...

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