Day 5 Sun. 13, NOV 2005
3rd place Playoff - McEnroe
def. Krickstein 64 62
Final - Courier
def. Martin 62 63
Some comments from the matches I watched:
Todd Martin has completely changed his service motion in the 14 months since he retired from the ATP.
This tournament really represented a changing of the guard in seniors (if there is such a thing). While Johnny Mac has been hanging in there against guys 10+ years younger than him for the last few years, the additions of Courier, Ivanisevic, & now Martin (as well as Kraijeck & Becker in Europe) may force him out within the next 1-2 years. His guile & touch & movement are letting him stay in there for now, but he had no answer to Martin's power (& Goran's either I suspect even though they didn't play each other this week).
The mid-match player interviews are a good addition to the coverage.
What is up with Muster? First reports of his brawling with Pat Cash in the last tournament, now he gets into it with a fan & totally goes nuts. Way too much drama for a seniors tournament.