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Is it fair to say that Orlando was the ultimate Mickey Mouse event in its day?

Sure, it was won by luminaries such as Agassi (twice), Chang, Courier, Norman, BG ( ) and Gonzalez in its final year, but to me it presents a compelling case as the ultimate MM tourney for a very important reason.

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I love you Sjengster. I'm going to make a fan website for you. Please send a lock of hair.

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@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.

@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.

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I would add Paris and LA to the candidates. But the best bet for the ultimate MM tournament is Shanghai.

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yikes, okay...

um, you can write the articles if you like. eeep.






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@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.

@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.

@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.



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yikes, okay...

um, you can write the articles if you like. eeep.





You see, I can't. I don't have a talent, neither half of your charms nor the experience Good luck though.

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Ladies, ladies, I've got more than enough feeble humour to satisfy you all.

Just think, Fena was the last man to come and live the magic.

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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?

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Good one.
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:retard: I'm a bit retarded, it took me like 10 secs to get it
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Yes and he defeated Massu in all-Chilean final and then they thought the best what can be done about this MM tournament is to close it.

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In all seriousness, when you consider that the top seed that year was Australia's finest Andrew Ilie, perhaps it was something of a MM event at the time.... still, it's not like the US needs fewer claycourt tournaments, looking at American success nowadays at this time of year.

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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You see, I can't. I don't have a talent, neither half of your charms nor the experience Good luck though.
Oh now you are fishing for compliments. You know you are a much better writer than me and that thread at the other place proves you are far more charming.

meh, I have enough websites on my plate at the moment. Sjengster is all yours (but I still want a lock of hair).

{Orlando wasn't closed, it was moved... to HOUSTON!}

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@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.

@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.

@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.



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In all seriousness, when you consider that the top seed that year was Australia's finest Andrew Ilie, perhaps it was something of a MM event at the time.... still, it's not like the US needs fewer claycourt tournaments, looking at American success nowadays at this time of year.
You can't be an Ilie hater actually, are you? I thought the whole world enjoyed the times when he was tearing his shirts to show what a Tarzan he was.
You are also underappreciating US successes on claycourts, regarding Mardy Fish last days and Andy Roddick in previous years. James Blake also appears as a claycourt-challenger beast Anyway when Donald Young grows enough, he will beat'em all.

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{Orlando wasn't closed, it was moved... to HOUSTON!}
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