Originally Posted by Paialii
I wrote him a nasty but intelligent email about that garbage he wrote. I've never liked anything he's written, really, but wow that took the cake.
I knew you'd get a kick out of it. Faux News is a joke.
Some more stuff from the local papers:
NASDAQ-100 | Men to watch
•*Roger Federer, 23, Switzerland: No. 1 in the world, he has been nearly unbeatable since last year's U.S. Open. A joy to watch, he creates highlight shots as he floats across the court. Coached by Tony Roche. Won three Grand Slams last year, the first man to do that since Mats Wilander in 1988.
•*Marat Safin, 25, Russia: Currently No. 4, the mercurial Muscovite is a crowd-pleaser who also leads tennis in racket-abuse penalties. At 6-4, 200 pounds, he combines power and speed. Won his second Grand Slam title by beating Federer in the Australian Open semis and Hewitt in the final.
•*Andy Roddick, 22, U.S.: The part-time Boca Raton resident has the fastest serve in tennis and a game well-suited to the Key Biscayne courts, where he is defending champion. He finished No. 2 to Federer last year.
•*Ivan Ljubicic, 26, Croatia: Led Croatia's upset of the U.S. in recent Davis Cup tie by beating Agassi and Roddick. Carries a picture of countryman Goran Ivanisevic with his Wimbledon trophy in his pocket. Hot player has moved up to No. 13.
•*Rafael Nadal, 18, Spain: Up-and-comer got as high as No. 30 last year and is 17-4 with two titles so far this year. Lefty comes from same area (Mallorca) as Carlos Moya.
•*Andre Agassi, 34, U.S.: Miami loves him and he loves Miami, having won six times here. Constantly bugged about retirement, Steffi Graf's husband is still motivated, chasing a ninth Grand Slam title. Currently No. 9.
•*Guillermo Coria, 23, Argentina: Stuck with a heartbreaker last year here when he had to retire from the final against Roddick with back spasms (he later had kidney stones removed). Lost 2004 French Open final after getting leg cramps. Perhaps the quickest guy on tour, he's now No. 5.
•*Joachim Johansson, 22, Sweden: Beat Roddick in U.S. Open quarterfinals last year and his aces pushed Agassi to the brink in January's Australian Open. The 6-6 ''Pim-Pim'' has a huge serve. Dates Hewitt's sister. Currently No. 11.
•*Tim Henman, 30, Great Britain: It's a treat to savor one of the last serve-and-volley masters. Has improved his velocity after recovering from shoulder problems.
•*Gaston Gaudio, 27, Argentina: A bit of a surprise winner last spring at the French Open, Gaudio already has won two titles this year, though both came on clay.
Argentinan a crowd pleaser
World No. 5 Guillermo Coria of Argentina, seeded fourth at the NASDAQ-100 Open, is always a crowd favorite on Key Biscayne.
Last year, Coria, suffering from back spasms, pulled out of the tournament during the final against Andy Roddick. But Wednesday, the opening day of NASDAQ, Coria said he felt "perfect.''
He opens his NASDAQ play Saturday.
''I feel 10 points out of 10,'' Coria said. "I've been working very hard and feel very good. Also, this tournament helps me a lot because I like it very much.
"Apart from the problem that I had -- I had little stones in my kidney -- I had good memories from the tournament, from what I did last year. There are more Latins here than in Latin America, in South America, so I feel good here.''
Coria, 23, was asked if he feels the system of tennis is better in Argentina now than when he was growing up. "There are no secrets. It's the hard work, the practice every day. That's what takes you up. Obviously, the good results of the Argentinian players in particular help the young players look at them and encourage them to get better. Hopefully, there will be more to come.''
How the Men fared so far:
Robby Ginepri d. Filippo Volandri 7-6 (4), 6-1.
Hyung-Taik Lee d. Thomas Enqvist 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. :retard:
David Ferrer d. Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-2, 7-6 (6)
Kevin Kim d. Luis Horna 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (0). :retard:
Alberto Martin d. Agustin Calleri 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3).
Irakli Labadze d. Younes El Aynaoui 6-4, 1-6, 6-1.
Jose Acasuso d. Jurgen Melzer 6-4, 6-3.
Juan Carlos Ferrero d. Brendan Evans 6-2, 6-4.
Jonas Bjorkman d. Max Mirnyi 2-6, 6-4, 6-1. that's a match I would've liked to have seen
Greg Rusedski d. Andreas Seppi 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.
Rainer Schuettler d. Potito Starace 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (5). he won a match
Jarkko Nieminen d. Cyril Saulnier 6-2, 7-6 (4).
Fernando Verdasco d. Peter Wessels 6-4, 7-5.
James Blake d. Kenneth Carlsen 6-3, 6-2.
Gael Monfils d. Michael Llodra 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Igor Andreev d. Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (4), 2-6, 7-6 (12).
Men's singles first round
Stadium - 11 a.m.: Tomas Zib (CZE) vs. Mardy Fish (USA); Christophe Rochus (BEL) vs. Mark Philippoussis (AUS) WC; 7 p.m.: Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) vs. Karol Beck (SVK). Crap, Mardy's playing my new favorite guy
Grandstand - 11 a.m.: Jean-Rene Lisnard (FRA) vs. Donald Young (USA) WC; Stefan Koubek (AUT) vs.Jeff Morrison (USA).
Court 1 - 10 a.m.: Juan Monaco (ARG) vs. Ivo Minar (CZE) LL; Gilles Muller (LUX) vs. Mariano Zabaleta (ARG); Arnaud Clement (FRA) vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE).
Court 2 - 10 a.m.: Ricardo Mello (BRA) vs. Santiago Ventura (ESP); Sargis Sargsian (ARM) vs. Julien Benneteau (FRA).
Court 3 - 10 a.m.: Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs. Olivier Rochus (BEL); Jan Hernych (CZE) vs. Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) Q.
Court 6 - 10 a.m.: Bjorn Phau (GER) vs. Alex Calatrava (ESP); Antony Dupuis (FRA) vs. Victor Hanescu (ROM).
Court 7 - 10 a.m.: Lars Burgsmuller (GER) vs. Florian Mayer (GER); Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) vs. Michal Tabara (CZE).