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This French "musketeers" concept needs to be junked

Wow, a few years back they were being touted as the new "Musketeers", Tsonga-Gasquet-Simon-Monfils, now not one of them goes beyond the 3rd round. Only GiSi has an excuse this time

I'm a bit fed up with them, especially since nobody from the next generation has stepped up to contend. Lots of talent going to waste there
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Never heard of such a concept actually.

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Never heard of such a concept actually.
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Re: This French "musketeers" concept needs to be junked

Which one would be Porthos?

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Re: This French "musketeers" concept needs to be junked

the original musketeers concept was shit as well as disappointing and a waste of my time so i think there are still parallels that can be drawn

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the original musketeers concept was shit as well as disappointing and a waste of my time so i think there are still parallels that can be drawn
6 Davis Cup, 19 singles GS, 27 doubles GS and 10 mixed GS titles. You're right, the original musketeers were so disappointing.

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Which one would be Porthos?
I see you like Nalby. Now he would do a fine Porthos
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6 Davis Cup, 19 singles GS, 27 doubles GS and 10 mixed GS titles. You're right, the original musketeers were so disappointing.
I was referring to the book

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Re: This French "musketeers" concept needs to be junked

Sad to see French tennis slow down again. For my part, I'm worried that there really isn't any Spanish kid looking hot enough to replace the present Armada, and I'm not talking about replacing Nadal -that's a once-in-a-lifetime event-, simply replacing Ferrer/Ferrero/Verdasco. Boluda looked fine some time ago, but of late seems to have petered out.
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Hey, you've had Nadal, leave some to the others now!
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the original musketeers concept was shit as well as disappointing and a waste of my time so i think there are still parallels that can be drawn
Sounds like an exaggeration just for the sake of it. It's not particularly clever, or as good as the Count of Monte Cristo, but still deserves its reputation as a classic.
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Sounds like an exaggeration just for the sake of it. It's not particularly clever, or as good as the Count of Monte Cristo, but still deserves its reputation as a classic.
The follow up "Twenty Years After" is a much better book imo.
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Re: This French "musketeers" concept needs to be junked

The french musketeers was a make-up from Canal + to hype the channel when they bought the rights for Wimbledon and Masters 1000. They also make a tv show about them diffused about every 3 months, where you can witness the "prowess" of this 4.
If you understand french you can watch it here:
http://www.canalplus.fr/c-sport/pid2...eur-sport.html
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l'Equipe and Tennis Mag overrated them before they won anything big...now they are big headed, fragile both mentally and physically and take themselves for bigger than they are. Humility could be a good thing for them but with all the fuss french press makes about them, it's difficult to be realist
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Sad to see French tennis slow down again. For my part, I'm worried that there really isn't any Spanish kid looking hot enough to replace the present Armada, and I'm not talking about replacing Nadal -that's a once-in-a-lifetime event-, simply replacing Ferrer/Ferrero/Verdasco. Boluda looked fine some time ago, but of late seems to have petered out.
Oh come on,don't make us cry!

Even if you don't have a champion of Nadal's caliber in the future,you'll still have guys like Costa or Bruguera capable of winning the FO every year,which is something some big tennis countries would already dream of.

Even before Nadal,the spanish were often winning GSs whereas the french ,despite having much more registered tennis players than Spain,haven't won a GS for almost 30 years now(male players,i mean) and have won only 2 Master Series in the last decade.

So i were a spanish fan, i certainly wouldn't complain,even if the next years don't turn out to be as successful as they've been in the last 15 years.
Even the Boluda guy you are talking about will probably turn out to be a better player than any of the current french player lol.

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