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What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

In the eleven years it was held, including the final over Roger Federer in 2000. Roger won this tournament last year, making it a very Swissable event

Other notables:

1. Thomas Enqvist ties Marc Rosset in the number of wins, at three.
2. There have been two Frenchmen to win this event, Guy Forget in 1996 and Fabrice Santoro in 1999.
3. No American has ever been in the finals of this tournament.
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Re: What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

Not many Americans enter this event, so that maybe a reason why they haven't won it.

Why the subject title TF? A good way to get debate happening. If you had a clue about Marc Rosset's career you would know that playing indoors was his favourite surface, then again he has won titles on all surfaces, but I figured you knew that already.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1

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Re: What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

Nope George, didn't have a clue about Rosset's career other than his being a top 10 Groomsmen (Slamless achiever, mostly due to his gold Olympic medal and many tournament victories).

As you see, I'm a stats-fanatic. It's interesting to learn more about the history of different tournaments and players...hopefully others will find the info interesting also.
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Re: What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

He loves Russia as well by the way TF. Please share your wisdom with us, then again I suppose beating two of the top 10, decimating Courier on clay in 92 and two Spaniards who were in the top 30 for a guy on his worst surface is an ordinary feat then?

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1

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Shame Rosset is not younger. Then he could still play DC doubles with Roger.
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Re: What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

He is semi-retired and I think he might finish up in Basle.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

Who knows when he's going to finish - but he for sure loves Marseille (not only the tennis tournament but the soccer / football club as well ) and sure he loves Moscow guess he won there 3 times as well when my memory serves me right that's almost half of his 15 titles

and he leads Sanguinetti 6:1 4:4 (geee he was up 4:2 in the second....)

Allleeeeezzz Marc show them that you're not THAT old come on go for it!!
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Re: What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

He is the quarters and he plays Björkman and the thing he is never lost to him, though the last time they played was in 96.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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For french-speaking people:
Marc Rosset:
"A mon âge, c'est dur de trouver la motivation. C'est pour cela que je me régale sur les tournois qui me plaisent. C'est le cas en France et en particulier à Marseille, où je n'ai pas perdu beaucoup de matches. Peut-être qu'on va me donner les clés de la ville !»
(Tu rêves, mon pote !! Arnaud est encore en jeu !! lol)

"A la base, nous les Français, sommes les champions du monde des râleurs. J'ai l'impression qu'être français, c'est un peu un handicap pour être le meilleur dans ton sport.
Pour faire du sport de haut niveau, d'autres mentalités sont plus propices".

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Re: What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

George, '96 is an era ago. Bjorkman won in straights.

Still, very impressive showing by Old Balls.
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Re: What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

Tf, don't try and talk to me like an idiot I acknowledged that it was ages ago and of course it doesn't mean much, if you have seen him play now then he should be almost retired.

Played a good match, but Jonas was too good for him unfortunately.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

The 33-year-old Swiss Davis Cup captain, who had to qualify for the $US600,000 tournament, celebrated his 25th match victory at an event he won in 1993, 1994 and 2000.

The 1992 Olympic champion, now ranked 122nd in the world, took full advantage of the Argentine clay-court specialist's discomfort on the indoor hard court.

"I was really keen to meet him as it was the first time. You don't meet top 10 guys in Challengers these days," Rosset said of fourth-ranked Coria, who won his seventh career title in Buenos Aires last weekend.

"The fact that he was returning from playing on clay helped for sure but I took lots of risks on his serve and it paid off."

"I had been looking for moments like this for some time," added Rosset, who is now semi-retired.

"It's hard at my age to keep the motivation."

"But I have great fun in the tournaments I enjoy. That's the case in France and especially in Marseille, a town in which I haven't lost many matches.

"They should make me an honorary citizen," he said.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

what furthest rosset has been in a slam? only asking out of general interest as I dont know, but he reminds me so much of wayne arthurs, a big server who could pull of a big results and always surprised me with their weapons they didnt go further with their career as I expected.
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Re: What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

not being unkind at all but rosset has definetely been one of the journeymen who hasnt done a lot and had a middle of the road career thats made him money more than making an impact on the tour.
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Re: What, Marc Rosset won this tournament 3 times...

Ok, oasis time for you to get some education.

How many journeymen have tournaments on all surfaces? Yes, that is something many players haven't been able to do.

Rosset had beat every top player at least once except Ferrero (only played once) and if you had a chance to see him take apart Jim Courier twice in 92 when he was the best player in the world, then you might think about the journeyman thing.

He made the French Open semis, he made quarters of the Australian Open and 4th round of the other two.

Actually he did worse than he actually should have, he never trained that hard during his career, and enjoyed the partying. When he felt like playing not many people wanted to play him, learn a bit of history.

Just for you here are the victories
1989-09-11 Geneva Clay
2) 1990-10-15 Lyon Indoor Hard
3) 1992-07-27 The Olympics at Barcelona Clay
4) 1992-11-09 Moscow Carpet
5) 1993-02-01 Marseille Indoor Hard
6) 1993-08-23 Long Island, New York Hardcourt
7) 1993-11-08 Moscow Carpet
8) 1994-01-31 Marseille Indoor Hard
9) 1994-10-17 Lyon Indoor Hard
10) 1995-04-17 Nice Clay
11) 1995-06-19 Halle Grass
12) 1997-02-17 Antwerp Carpet
13) 1999-02-08 St. Petersburg Carpet
14) 2000-02-07 Marseille Indoor Hard
15) 2000-02-21 London Indoor Hard

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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