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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2002, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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fluke?

Albert Costa, the 2002 Roland Garros champion!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-17-2002, 11:52 AM
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Albert, he deserved it

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Nah, no fluke.

Albert was one of the best clay courters in the world before he even won there, so it was something that he earned

he had to beat 3 of last years semifinalists to win the title, 2 of them were last years finalists - one a three time winner, and the other a two time finalist.

So no fluke, just long overdue.

(I'm soooo over Juan Carlos losing now )

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NO FLUKE! Look at the number of clay tourneys he won before he won RG. Tremendous amount. Somewhere towards 15 or something?

federer - del potro - gasquet - nishikori - gulbis
haase - monfils - janowicz - nadal - giraldo
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Yes, he really deserves it

Go Albert, win some more tournaments this year

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no, he deserves it

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As people said, he deserved it. And more than that, it shouldnt be a surprise to anyone him winning Roland Garros; I did some research, just to keep recorded, of his performance on clay since 1993. I got . Take a look.
12 TITLES
8 Times Runner-up
11 Times Semifinalist
15 Times Quarterfinalist

1993
Q Santiago (GP)

1994
S Estoril (GP)
S Prague (GP)
S Bucharest (GP)

1995
W Kitzbuhel (GP)
F Estoril (GP)
F Casablanca (GP)
S Nice (GP)
S Santiago (GP)
Q ROLAND GARROS (GS)
Q Stuttgart Outdoor (GP)
Q San Marino (GP)

1996
W Bournemouth (GP)
W Gstaad (GP)
W San Marino (GP)
F MONTE CARLO (TMS)
S ROME (TMS)
Q Umag (GP)

1997
W Barcelona (GP)
W Marbella (GP)
S Stuttgart Outdoor (GP)
Q HAMBURG (TMS)

1998
W HAMBURG (TMS)
W Kitzbuhel (ISG)
F ROME (TMS)
F Bournemouth (IS)
Q Gstaad (IS)
Q Stuttgart Outdoor (ISG)

1999
W Kitzbuhel (ISG)
W Estoril (IS)
W Gstaad (IS)
S Bucharest (IS)
S Palermo (IS)
Q MONTE CARLO (TMS)
Q Barcelona (ISG)

2000
S Gstaad (IS)
Q ROLAND GARROS (GS)
Q MONTE CARLO (TMS)
Q ROME (TMS)

2001
F Kitzbuhel (ISG)
S HAMBURG (TMS)

2002
W ROLAND GARROS (GS)
F Barcelona (ISG)
F Amersfoot (IS)
Q MONTE CARLO (TMS)
Q ROME (TMS)

I guess thats enough...

wooden jesus, can i be saved? i spent all my money on a future grave.. ill cut you in on 20% of my future sins..

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'97 ROLAND GARROS, '98 Stuttgart, '98 Mallorca, '99 MONTE CARLO, '99 ROMA, '00 Santiago, '00 HAMBURG, '00 ROLAND GARROS, '00 Indianapolis, '00 MASTERS CUP LISBOA, '01 Buenos Aires, '01 Acapulco, '01 MONTE CARLO, '01 ROLAND GARROS, '01 Stuttgart, '01 CINCINNATI, '02 Costa do Sauipe, '03 Auckland, '03 St. Petersburg, '04 Costa do Sauipe.
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nice stats hitman. no fluke performance there!

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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Re: fluke?

Definately not a fluke. Al had underachieved in his career prior to RG 2002, often being classed as a major contender at the French Open in the mid to late 90s, only to frequently fail to live up to his billing, so winning the French Open title meant that he made up for his past disappointments. It was indisputable that he was the best player during RG fortnight in 2002, as the standard of tennis that he produced was significantly higher than anyone else's. He outplayed Guga, Corretja and Ferrero, and thoroughly deserved to emerge triumphant. He also performed brilliantly to reach the semi-finals a year later in 2003, and of course there was no stopping Ferrero that year.
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