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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2002, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Question Can Sjeng make it to the finals???

i honestly can't see it. Sampras has had a much easier time of it against Queen Dickhead while Fernando made Sjeng work like a dog. Sjeng's only strength is that he is an excellent serve-and-volleyer so he can shorten the points. but so can the Android. i want Sjeng to win of course, but already i see another Potato-Android final like last year bec Agassi just seems unable to peel the Potato despite having indie tips from his former coach.

the good news is that the Android NEEDS that extra day of recovery between matches and once again he won't get it before the finals. so the Potato wins yet another Slam. i am so thrilled...
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In a word, no.

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Sjeng has one thing in his favor
2002 is the year of the "Mr Nobody"

two Robots against each other is not good news for Sjeng
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USA Network must be drooling after yet another Sampras-Agassi final...
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Dunno, but I hope he can. Just to make the Network ppl sick to the stomach is well worth the try.
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TBE that is exactly what I was thinking when I saw Schalken working his way along "omg, is mr nobody going to strike again?" I thought

But nah, Pete will make the finals I suspect, and this time, he'll take it home

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I really hope so, but I don't see it happen.

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he'd better rejoice. this is probably as far as he will go. congrats tho'. nice worth for a sweet robot...


While all focus was on the quarterfinal match between Sampras and Roddick, not many were paying attention to the other quarterfinal on Thursday between Dutchman Sjeng Schalken and Fernando Gonzalez of Chile.

In the end, Schalken became the first Dutchman since Tom Okker in 1971 to reach the Open semifinal with a 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 win over Gonzalez. Into his first career Grand Slam semifinal, Schalken is not thinking ahead to possibly winning the trophy, acknowledging that there are a few talented players in front of him.

"I'm happy to be in the semis," Schalken said. "I'm not so far, yet. Of course, today I had a little chance, we both had a chance to get to the semis. We were fighting hard for the one spot. From now on, I'm a little bit more relaxed than before. I'll just see what comes."

Schalken was quick to say he still can't believe that he's still in the hunt here at the Open now that the draw has dwindled down to the final four – Andre Agassi against defending champion Lleyton Hewitt and Schalken against Sampras.

"It's still not settled down in my mind, because my name is between three very big players," Schalken said. "It feels very good. I worked hard for it. This moment, it's the best I've ever done in a tournament."

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ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

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I really hope he can, although it doesn't seem very likely. He's such a nice guy and a great player. Unfortunately, he has a tendency to become nervous in the crucial moments, but maybe he'll overcome that now that he's more relaxed.

Congratulations for reaching the semi-finals Sjeng!

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umm, no

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