Originally Posted by MightyJurgenfan
R1 J. MELZER V I. KUNITSYN
R2 A. HAIDER-MAURER V A. BOGOMOLOV
R3 O. MARACH/A. PEYA V N. DAVYDENKO/M. YOUZHNY
R4 J. MELZER V A. BOGOMOLOV
R5 A. HAIDER-MAURER V I. KUNITSYN
Jurgen really needs to win his match.
He does have a nickname but I do not remember what it is. I think I saw it on his twitter web site once. It did not make sense to me and that is most likely why I can not remember it.
that makes sense ... and now that you mention it, maybe I saw it in that same tweet cuz i vaguely remember having the same reaction
I think he is playing better now and he says he feels fine which is great for him. So many times he plays injured and never lets anyone know he haa a problem. As fans we do not need to know, but when he loses unexpectdly we wish we could know. I have never heard him use an excuse for losing even when he is playing hurt. In fact the only time I saw him retire during a match was years ago in memphis after he had food poisening. He retired in his singles match. Both he and Julian Knowle got it along with many other players. After two days rest Jurgen and Julian played in the doubles finals and lost. They were still sick and probably should not have played. They gave all the credit to their opponents.
I also only saw him retire once ... can't remember which tournament at the moment ?maybe miami last year? ... he turned his ankle, was writhing in pain on the ground, and mohammed lahyani got down out of the chair to check on him ... his opponent (who might have been petzschner?) brought a bag of ice over to him ... still he got helped over to his bench and had the trainer come out and tape him up ... he went on for a while longer, maybe even finishing that set, then finally had to retire.
I admire Jurgen and have been told by a friend who interviews him that Jurgen is a very intelligent young man and very knowledgeable on many subjects. I am deaf so can not hear the interview. I wish I could.
Please keep posting here. Sometimes I wonder if other people are reading my posts.
Well, I admire you
youre the single most significant factor in getting us a Melzer forum IMO, so thanks!
Sometimes they have transcripts of those interviews, so I'll see if I can find it to post here ........ I, for one, read all your posts, so from now on I'll be a little more responsive ... lookin forward to seeing jurgen play tomorrow ... are you planning to watch?