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Queen's 1998: most bizarre tournament ever?

I was a bit surprised to see Scott Draper on the Queen's palmares, but actually the entire tournament was unusual.

Imagine a field with Pete Sampras, Goran Ivanisevic, Thomas Enqvist, Tim Henman, Mark Phillippoussis, Patrick Rafter, Greg Rusedski, Todd Martin, Mark Woordforde and Jonas Björkman - oh the era!

But these were the finalists: Scott Draper and Laurence Tieleman
The semi-finalists: Mark Woodforde and Byron Black
The quarter finalists: Doug Flach, Brian MacPhie, Thomas Enqvist, Tim Henman

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crazy!

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Re: Queen's 1998: most bizarre tournament ever?

It would be fun if something like that happened this year at an event with a lot of big names in the draw.
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It would be fun if something like that happened this year at an event with a lot of big names in the draw.
Canada last year was pretty crazy IIRC

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Re: Queen's 1998: most bizarre tournament ever?

forgot about this one. BB was hardly that much of a surprise (esp. in hindsight, seeing as he made the W QF a couple of years later), but funny, funny stuff.

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Those grass years were class years

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64 players. Christ.

A year later, Federer gets bageled by some Zimbabwe mug

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Re: Queen's 1998: most bizarre tournament ever?

Tieleman was the grass version of Roberto Carretero

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Re: Queen's 1998: most bizarre tournament ever?

Hewitt back where he was 14 years ago!
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64 players. Christ.

A year later, Federer gets bageled by some Zimbabwe mug
the very same Byron Black - guy's a hero.

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Tieleman was the grass version of Roberto Carretero
Except Draper won it, no?

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Re: Queen's 1998: most bizarre tournament ever?

Australia with 10 direct acceptances and 1 qualifier (Hewitt).
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the very same Byron Black - guy's a hero.
Even Clement took more games off him, but he lost to Henman after

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Re: Queen's 1998: most bizarre tournament ever?

Not the most bizarre, but hilarious.

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


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Except Draper won it, no?
yes

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