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How about a Puerta Congratulations Thread!!!!

He is not a player I am at all familiar with, he got to the final and took a set off Nadal, he looked pretty gracious with his plaque and it was a great final so MANY AND SINCERET CONGRATULATIONS PUERTA whatever your first name is? Is it Mariano? He must be sitting pretty with the largest cash award in a tournament he ever won and motivated to do it again and better next clay season and RG so Congratulations Man!

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Mariano played an awesome match...definitely have to congratulate him on a great job.

Showed a lot of class afterwards, and looked like he was going to cry when he said that he felt as if he had won. Made me cry.

He's a very solid player...I hope we'll see a lot of him - and I like his game.
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He deserves all the congratulations. He played great. I thought it was going to a fifth set. Best final in quite a time.
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Great idea for a thread. He definitely deserves one. He's coming back from so far, after all he's been through. He's hinted at it in his speech, and that's when tears came to his eyes. Being in the final of the tournament he's been dreaming of, since he's a little kid, was such a great achievement for him. Even more so after getting through the darkest period of his life.

Congratulations Mariano. Thanks for the show. And hope to see you next year!

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Re: How about a Puerta Congratulations Thread!!!!

I think he did very well....his road to the finals wasn't a fluke....he is the one player in this whole RG that gave Rafa a real fight and trouble...Mariano u have been really great and fantastic finalist!!!!

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Puerta is one of the most impressive finalists I have seen in ages. He is a very worthy finalist and would have been a very worthy 2005 Frenhc Open champion. I was actually more impressed with Puerta today than Nadal. Puerta has more shots and gave Nadal trouble chaning from topspin groundies to flat groundies. But I credit Rafael for figuring out a way to win the championship.

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Mariano is great to see you in great form after 5 long years

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what did Puerta do in the 1set when 15-40 down... fake an injury?

shame on you boy so glad you lost
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Re: How about a Puerta Congratulations Thread!!!!

congratulations mariano! that was definitely an amazing final and made RG all worthwhile (even made me like clay a little bit). i hope we see a lot of him in the future


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Mariano youve got a real heart for the game. He really made the tournament end on a very memorable note.

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congrats Mariano it was an amazing match



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Congradulations Mariano. You will have won alot of respect from that magnificent display. To play your very best tennis on the biggest match of your life is something to be very pround of.

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Re: How about a Puerta Congratulations Thread!!!!

Great idea FrogBurger. And any new Mariano fans are more than welcome to visit his Forum here on MTF. He played a great match today - and was one of the most gracious and sincere losing finalists I can remember. And NicoFan - his speech made me cry too

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what did Puerta do in the 1set when 15-40 down... fake an injury?

shame on you boy so glad you lost
err, this is an congratulations thread

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Puerta is defenitely a new favourite of mine

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Re: How about a Puerta Congratulations Thread!!!!

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err, this is an congratulations thread

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Puerta is defenitely a new favourite of mine
I saw him in Umag 00' when he lost to Rios in the final. it was a great match!
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