Re: Well Done Michael Russell
Russell was class during the match too.
At one point, Hewitt missed a shot after his preceding shot had been very close to the line. Russell stopped more or less thinking the previous shot was out but he did not challenge the call. When Hewitt missed his next shot, he spoke to the umpire and the umpire decided that Russell wanted to challenge the call (which he didn't). As a result, Russell lost the point and if I remember correctly it came at an important stage in the match. And, he just accepted it with a smile.
Bravo Russell, but less time in the gymnasium nowand more at the hairdresser's!
"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."
Roland Garros, France
Grand Slam, 29-May-78
R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3