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Hippo sees off Rumplestiltskin to win 3rd Paris title!!!

6-3, 7-6(5), 6-3 to Marat

Stepanek played a great match though, all he lacked IMO was conviction and the belief that he could win. Had he had those it might have been a very different match.

That 2nd set was typically OAFish squandering the break by Marat, but he hung in there when he needed to.

It was funny that that Radek only really started to get into the match when he decided to put a headband on and become a wannabe Ninja. Maybe Safin thought he was facing Federer across the net and that disturbed his concentration

Anyway, fine play by Marat. It wasn't the prettiest performance but he has done what no man has done before him, and that is win both indoor TMS events back to back in the same year. Well done

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WTG MARAT!!! [img]http://smileys.******************/cat/5/5_1_120.gif[/img]
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It was funny that that Radek only really started to get into the match when he decided to put a headband on and become a wannabe Ninja. Maybe Safin thought he was facing Federer across the net and that disturbed his concentration

Argh I need to spread the love around first
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Well Done Marat

Hope he can worry Roger at the Masters
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good job, marat!!
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yeahhh!! marat!!!

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[QUOTE=RonE]It was funny that that Radek only really started to get into the match when he decided to put a headband on and become a wannabe Ninja. Maybe Safin thought he was facing Federer across the net and that disturbed his concentration
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hahaha i haven't watched it yet but i will later...great win marat!!!

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Congrats Marat, that was fantastic! Keep up the great work!

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Rumpilstilskin?! Now he is the magical fellow that turns Hay into Gold!!!! oh wow thats just flabergasting also.

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im just waiting for someone to actually make a story out of a hippo and rumplestiltskin

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congrats Marat
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im just waiting for someone to actually make a story out of a hippo and rumplestiltskin
Rumplestiltskin weaving hay into gold thought he ensnared the hippo, but then with pure brute force the hippo managed to break free from his golden restraints and proceeded to stampede Rumplestiltskin. Howzat?
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ngee!

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