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If Julien Benneteau does not play with lucidity, he'll soon be out of the Top 100

Never mind Roddick, Coria, El Bombardero or even Cousin Vinny, the real ranking loser from Miami is certain to be the Frenchman, who had this great run at the tournament last year:

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Tennis Masters Series, 3/22/2004, O, Hard , Draw: 96

R128 Morrison, Jeff (USA ) 112 6-3 2-6 7-5
R64 Fish, Mardy (USA ) 23 6-4 6-4
R32 Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO ) 26 7-6(3) 6-1
R16 Coria, Guillermo (ARG ) 17 6-7(3) 6-2 5-7

He was giving Coria a thrashing on hardcourt when he lead 5-2 in the final set and through a combination of nerves and injury problems, lost the last five games. Afterwards he said in his interview, "I did not play with lucidity", to which one journalist responded with sheepish but commendable honesty, "It's a very good word that we in America don't understand."

Benneteau is ranked 80 in the world at present and has a less than impressive 1-6 record on the ATP tour this year (those six losses having come consecutively since the second round of Adelaide). Can he get off to a winning start in this year's event against the new bagel boy of the moment, the Sarge?

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Re: If Julien Benneteau does not play with lucidity, he'll soon be out of the Top 100

i'd forgotten all about him to be honest.

who's El Bombadero?

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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"Ah-hah! Ah-hey! Ah-hee! Ah-hwey!!! VAMOS!!!"

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Re: If Julien Benneteau does not play with lucidity, he'll soon be out of the Top 100

who is the poster with the benneteau avatar?

I remember the infamous Mardy match

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Was it michelleg, or did she have a photo of Di Pasquale in there instead? They can look quite similar. It was certainly she who mentioned the controversy about that match having been there courtside to witness Fishbait's wonderfully bratty behaviour.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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"Ah-hah! Ah-hey! Ah-hee! Ah-hwey!!! VAMOS!!!"
what's the word for "clue" in spanish

i have no idea who the hell this is

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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gonzo

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Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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una pista ?

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How ironic, as Benet and Gonzo were practicing together yesterday.

I'll be at Julien's match on Thursday, will happily report... (you can find pics from yesterday's practice over in player forums...)
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Julien just beat Sargis 6-0 6-3. i didn't see the match so i have no idea if he did so with lucidity or not

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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Julien just beat Sargis 6-0 6-3. i didn't see the match so i have no idea if he did so with lucidity or not
How could you miss a match in the 5th fricking slam?
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How could you miss a match in the 5th fricking slam?
spank me. hard. i insist...

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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spank me. hard. i insist...
Be careful with your wishes...
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Be careful with your wishes...
so are we about to derail another thread again?

Q. When you've played as few matches as you have over the last two, three months, did you ever lack motivation to go out and practice?

ANDY RODDICK: Motivation? No. I enjoy what I do. I enjoy what I do. You know, I've never been one to, you know, blow off practice or, you know, do anything like that.

You know, I'd be lying if I said I'm looking forward to practicing the next two days as opposed to playing here. That part is gonna suck...(2010 Aegon Championships)
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