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post #16 of 180 (permalink) Old 07-20-2004, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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its sad to see him playing in challengers, and qualifying for events such as sopot

10) 122 FELIX MANTILLA

10th seed at a challenger
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what's his deal? Has he had injury trouble?

With each passing season, I discover new reason
SAMPRAS --> Rios --> KUERTEN --> Kafelnikov -->
Federer --> Hewitt --> RODDICK --> GONZALEZ -->
NALBANDIAN --> Benneteau --> Davydenko --> Mathieu -->
TURSUNOV --> Mantilla --> KIEFER --> NADAL -->
Karlovic --> Odesnik --> Stepanek --> Monfils -->
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Oliver Cromwell lay buried and dead. Hee-haw. Buried and dead.
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Joeb, those are absolutely fantastic pictures and who would have thought that Mantilla would win a match on grass.

I have found some old ones and I will scan them this week at some point.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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its sad to see him playing in challengers, and qualifying for events such as sopot

10) 122 FELIX MANTILLA

10th seed at a challenger
He is ranked 113 and he had his chances to make the semi finals in Gstaad and should have beaten Schuettler. He is lacking the confidence needed to win these matches.

He had the match against Safin serving for it 3 times and couldn't do it, then the bad light didn't help him.

Starace beat Mantilla in the San Marino Challenger 62 36 63.

As for him, after the French Open last year he only won 3 matches and had a stomach problem, then at the start of the year, he had problems with his achilles in Chennai. Also the game has changed quite a bit and at his best, he doesn't make errors and runs for everything, he might have lost a bit of speed as well.

He has come back before and he doesn't have any points to defend. I just want him inside the top 100 at the end of the year, so he doesn't have to qualify for the Australian Open.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Great pictures joeb, and there are not many Felix fans around, he is the forgotten Spaniard and that was great when he won Rome last year, he deserved a clay TMS for just being the warrior that he is.
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These are some old pictures of Felix warming up at the Aus Open.
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On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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thanks for the photos george, yeah i saw the result agaisnt starace! after seeing starace beat volandri in the second round, i dont think it was a bad loss, considering felixs form. does anyone know his next event?
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I am not sure where Felix is playing at the moment, but he needs to get some points in a hurry.
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he isnt playing this week, ive checked all the challengers and he isnt playing any of them this week. i wonder what his next event will be?
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Sopot.
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ahhh yes, 8th seed i think for the qualies! looks an impressive event for me has alot of players i would like to see, also nice that its wta at the same time.
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felix is actually 2nd seed now, he is in the last round of qualies.
1st round Juan Antonio Marin 61 60
2nd round K Kwinta 61 63
final round S roitman
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63 62 Felix into the main draw
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Re: Mantilla Thread

(Q)F Mantilla (ESP) d (7)A Montanes (ESP) 60 62

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Re: Mantilla Thread

next up another spaniard, portas
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