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Marat and the L-Words

Marat always describes tiebreaks as "lotteries" that either player can win, depending on who's "luckiest".

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Re: Marat and the L-Words

Use your eyes, not your ears, while admiring Marat.
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Re: Marat and the L-Words

disagree, it was obvious today

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Re: Marat and the L-Words

thought the L word was going to be for loser
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thought the L word was going to be for loser
I thought it was for liberal.



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There are lucky points in tennis but only winning attitudes make you prevail. Hope he learns his lesson partly today.



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Re: Marat and the L-Words

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disagree, it was obvious today

Well, you know Marat will probably say that it could have gone either way (and it could've). He would say he was unluckly on the DF, but then Fed was unlucky early on too, when he missed his 1st serve on MP.
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Re: Marat and the L-Words

Marat also had his chances. I mean they couldn't hold their own serves throughout the tiebreak.

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"L" is for 'ludicrous'- that TB was simply out of this world!!!
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Re: Marat and the L-Words

there is an element of luck in all tennis matches, not just during tiebreaks.

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"L" is for loftiness or lustre : This tie-break was one of the best I ever saw! Great fighting spirit from both players! It was the greatest moment of this Masters Cup.

Although I'm a great Marat-fan and I saw him lost I am sad that I didn't record this tie-break.
It was one of these moments which don't deserve a loser. And for me in this second set there was no loser: neither Marat nor Roger who played both on the highest level, neither the spectators in Houston who were witness of one of the most beautiful sets in the tennis history nor me who has the pleasure to share that moment with those two great players.

Thank you Marat and Roger for such a great match. I'm bowing down to you!












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Re: Marat and the L-Words

Marat should just shout up, and do what he did against Roger in all his tiebreaks.
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That tie-break was one of the greatest moments in tennis this year imo. Of course there is an element of luck in any sport - but some would argue that Marat was lucky that the tie-break lasted as long as it did.............his shot much earlier in the breaker when Roger had match point was so obviously out, - but they called it in so Marat lived to fight another day and had his own set point chances after that! Can't get over how impressed I was with Roger at that point - he didn't shout or whine or make a big fuss like many others would have done - he just quietly got on with the match - that guy has real class

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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-21-2004, 06:25 PM
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Well, Marat had TWICE called Rogis serves that were out called in (at the end of the 1st set and in the TB) and he didn't complain much either.
But I certainly agree - FED IS ALL CLASS!! But then so is Marat!! Hehe, I'm just so proud of him at the moment I cannot let it go, sorry!
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Re: Marat and the L-Words

marat was just teaching us a lesson in PHILOSOPHY guys- DETERMINISM vs. FREE WILL! hehehe!

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