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He isn't that bad on the clay though losing to Coutelot at the French was horrendous.

Don't forget he beat Ferrero when he won Estoril and the first time I ever saw him play he made a final against Mantilla in Palermo, so he's far from rubbish on clay, it's just that perhaps he has to play a bit differently on the surface.
Why is it that everytime I try to consign that Coutelot match to oblivion, someone mentions it and makes me re-live the horror of it all over again There are not enough "devil" icons here to illustrate my feelings on that match.

As to Miami - I agree with both of you, - it is more important for David to keep fit and healthy, and, hopefully, get a few wins under his belt in preparation for the more important tournaments to come. I don't think we should expect too much of him in this event - just hope he has waited to be 100% fit before returning to the circuit and doesn't do any further damage by returning too quickly.

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Why is it that everytime I try to consign that Coutelot match to oblivion, someone mentions it and makes me re-live the horror of it all over again There are not enough "devil" icons here to illustrate my feelings on that match.
Because I enjoy seeing that devil expression from you Rosie. Seriously one has to remember the very bad losses so it makes the good times even better.

It would be a worse if he lost to someone who couldn't play on clay like Ginepri.

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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I didn't see that match, was it really that bad???
Rosie, please don't kill me for asking this!
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btw Miami has a 96 draw so the same as IW,so I think that the draw will be tuesday or even wednesday.. and that David will not play before Friday
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It's better for David, more time to get ready and rest...
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thats true and he will go to the USA on wednesday..
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I didn't see that match, was it really that bad???
Rosie, please don't kill me for asking this!
It was worse than bad Jazz! Especially as I ended up sitting next to a crowd of French DC "cheer-leaders" in blue T-shirts, who stamped their feet all the time til you felt that the stands were going to collapse. And no I couldn't move because it was packed (standing room only on a non-reserved court) and there was nowhere else to go but outside and I could never have got back in again - and anyway, I just couldn't have deserted David no matter how bad it got! He got very upset and lost his head (especially in the 4th and 5th sets), which made the crowd boo and jeer him even more - oh, and besides that it was extremely hot, and I was getting sun-burned and also had a stomach ache!!! Bet you're glad you didn't go now aren't you

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OMG!!!! Thank God I didn't see that, and I'm not even talking about being there, I'm glad I didn't watch it on tv! LOL!!!
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yes you are right, glad I didn't see it..

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I saw it on TV and it was bad enough, though I had my day brightened later on, but watching one of your faves losing in a situation like that, is as bad as dental surgery. I have experienced both on numerous occasions.

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.
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I saw it on TV and it was bad enough, though I had my day brightened later on, but watching one of your faves losing in a situation like that, is as bad as dental surgery. I have experienced both on numerous occasions.
What a great analogy! And yes, - I agree - in fact I don't think having my wisdom teeth out was quite so bad as the Coutelot match And there's another little "devil" icon just for you!!

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So he IS playing in Miami!!! Good , because although I am tremendously Happy that Federer finally beat Tim, and convincingly, i felt that there was something big missing in the tourney, and ofcourse that was David. I hope he can gain some serious points here, and avoid Safin for instance, because its likely he will play a top seed early on, and considering David's horrible record vs. his nemisis. Best of Luck to David
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Yes, David, we do miss you, and we hope you can gain ground on your fellow top-tenners....
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So he IS playing in Miami!!! Good , because although I am tremendously Happy that Federer finally beat Tim, and convincingly, i felt that there was something big missing in the tourney, and ofcourse that was David. I hope he can gain some serious points here, and avoid Safin for instance, because its likely he will play a top seed early on, and considering David's horrible record vs. his nemisis. Best of Luck to David
You've been horribly missed, so no more injuries. OK .
Safin - OMG - I hadn't thought about that possibility - thanks for reminding me Fedex Anyway - I agree wholeheartedly, - hope David has made sure he is 100% fit when he returns - and that this will be a (delayed) start for a great season.

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Oh please!!! That would be horrible! I wouldn't like to see him facing Safin, at least not in the second round...
I know I asked this a lot of times, but I'm confused, when is the draw out, today or on wednesday???
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