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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

Source: http://www.atpworldtour.com/Share/Ev...x?e=311&y=1998

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crazy!

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I'm no Fakervic fan but he needs to save tennis, sadly tree trunk legs will be fresh. Interesting he's never questioned....
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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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As for Mugray, what can be said? A disgusting human being, and awful player, and a choking pushing mug. He looks like a kemo patient, bald spots, hairless legs, pasty blotchy skin, busted teeth, and an ugly, snarling face. Typical antics all came out in this match: faking injuries, grimacing and cursing, trying to peg Fed, trying to start drama, undeserved final based on an exhausted old man and a joke draw.

I'm no Fakervic fan but he needs to save tennis, sadly tree trunk legs will be fresh. Interesting he's never questioned....
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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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As for Mugray, what can be said? A disgusting human being, and awful player, and a choking pushing mug. He looks like a kemo patient, bald spots, hairless legs, pasty blotchy skin, busted teeth, and an ugly, snarling face. Typical antics all came out in this match: faking injuries, grimacing and cursing, trying to peg Fed, trying to start drama, undeserved final based on an exhausted old man and a joke draw.

I'm no Fakervic fan but he needs to save tennis, sadly tree trunk legs will be fresh. Interesting he's never questioned....
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64 players. Christ.

A year later, Federer gets bageled by some Zimbabwe mug

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Tieleman was the grass version of Roberto Carretero

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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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Except Draper won it, no?

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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".


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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Except Draper won it, no?
yes

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