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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-02-2002, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Mario Ancic ends year in three set thriller!

Mario Ancic ended the year with a 10-0 winning streak by beating Gregory Carraz 4-6 6-3 7-6(8) in the finals of the challenger in Milan!
Mario is now the youngest player in the top 100!
Congratulations Mario!
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Here is an article, I'll translate it when I get home:

TENIS: MARIO ANČIĆ OSVOJIO CHALLENGER U MILANU
01.12.2002



Nakon što je prošli tjedan osvojio turnir u Pragu, Mario Ančić slavio je i na ovotjednom ATP Challengeru u Milanu. U finalu je svladao Fracuza Gregoryja Carraza s 3:6, 6:4, 7:6 (8). To je osamnaestogodišnjem Splićaninu treći ovosezonski naslov. Podsjetimo, u veljači je osvojio Challenger u Beogradu.

U dramatičnome finalnom susretu, u kojem su obojica finalista meč mogla riještiti u svoju korist, Ančić je svladao 142. tenisača svijeta. Ključan je bio treći set. Najprije je Carraz imao 3:2 i 0:40, onda je Ančić uspio izjednačiti na 4:4 i vodio s 0:40. U tie-breaku trećega seta francuski je tenisač vodio s 4:2, no uslijedila je izvrsna Ančićeva serija, kojom je došao do četiri meč-lopte. Mladi je Splićanin iskoristio onu kod 9:8.

Nakon što se prošloga tjedna plasirao na 102. mjesto na ATP ljestvici i osigurao izravan plasman u kvalifikacije Australian Opena potkraj siječnja u Melbourneu, novi će uspjeh Ančića plasirati među prvih 95 tenisača svijeta.
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Congrats Mario
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Thanks

Well done Mario

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well done!


Good luck to:
Nicolas Escude, Gustavo Kuerten, Arnaud Clement, Roger Federer,
Sebastien Grosjean, Carlos Moya, Marat Safin, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Paul-Henri Mathieu, Marcelo Rios, Richard Gasquet, Fabrice Santoro, Alex Corretja, Xavier Malisse, Juan Ignacio Chela, Tommy Robredo, Max Mirnyi, Ivan Ljubicic, Gaston Gaudio, Paradorn Srichaphan, Yeu-Tzuoo Wang, Yen-Hsun Lu and many many more!
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Congrats Mario

btw our commentators keep saying that Mario has some problems with his dad, anyone know anything about it?
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don't know about family problems

Mario understandably pulled out of the tournament in Bangkok where he was supposed to be seeded 2.

Mario is now ranked 89!!

my favorite was the worst number 3 player in the world
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