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Bangkok Doubles Final: Ratiwatana/Ratiwatana def Llodra/Mahut 3-6 7-5 10-7

silverwhite
09-30-2007, 07:43 AM
What a week for them. :eek:

ae wowww
09-30-2007, 07:46 AM
Great effort, they looked pretty hot. Hope that they can keep it going, and build on their 1st title.

Adler
09-30-2007, 07:52 AM
Doubles, you say?

CmonAussie
09-30-2007, 07:57 AM
****
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EXCELLENT~~ good for the home fans too!!!

Alonsofz
09-30-2007, 08:05 AM
Just :worship:

pommyNT
09-30-2007, 08:26 AM
Congratulations!

Ome
09-30-2007, 08:38 AM
The Frenchies wasted so many chances in the 2nd set :o

Nice job for the brothers :)

*fixed* :lol:

CooCooCachoo
09-30-2007, 08:52 AM
This is a big surprise to me and a bit fishy too.

Jaap
09-30-2007, 10:04 AM
:rolleyes:

Nicky_608
09-30-2007, 11:07 AM
twins:D

DhammaTiger
09-30-2007, 12:40 PM
Great for Thailand! Congratulations to the twins, Sanchat and Sanchai.:woohoo:
Here is the news item from The Nation newspaper of bangkok:
THAILAND OPEN
Twins win first ATP trophy
Sonchat and Sanchai Ratiwatana pinned a new chapter in the Thai tennis history by becoming the first Thais to capture an ATP doubles title following their astonishing final win in the Thailand Open at the Impact Arena on Saturday.




The twin brothers came from the first set loss to upset the third-seeded Michael Llorda and Nicolas Mahut of France 3-6 7-5 10-7 in front of the jubilant 8,000 fans after one hour and 10 minutes.
"I didn't know what to say. We reached our first ATP final at home and we won. I felt warm and hopefully things will be better from now on,'' said Sanchai.

"I would like to thank everyone who comes to support us. I'd like to thank my family, my parents for always being there."

They took a cheque of US$26,550 for the championship. - Lerpong Amsa-ngiam, The Nation



Shame on all those who are crying fixed. Haven't you heard of home crowd advantage? Do you have any proof of match fixing in this case?

TankingTheSet
09-30-2007, 02:00 PM
It may be their first ATP title, but they are not new to winning tournaments. They toured challengers in Europe and other places recently and won many doubles titles there. Although not significant from a competitive standpoint they must have gained a lot of experience there.

JMG
09-30-2007, 02:04 PM
Shocking win here. They have no power at all in their shots, not even big serves. They looked like average challenger players to me. Llodra/Mahut must have playe at 50% or so.

pomnok
09-30-2007, 02:20 PM
Shocking win here. They have no power at all in their shots, not even big serves. They looked like average challenger players to me. Llodra/Mahut must have playe at 50% or so.

I think Seed 3 and Seed 4 and other double players in this tournament look down Thai twins ability like you so they lost to Thai twin.

Klaas_nalbandian
09-30-2007, 05:16 PM
amazing week for these guys , Well done

Jimnik
09-30-2007, 05:27 PM
Great win on home soil. They seem to keep improving at a steady rate.

I saw them at Roehampton this year and it's fascinating to watch. They're even more similar than the Bryan twins the way they do things in tandem.

DhammaTiger
09-30-2007, 05:37 PM
Shocking win here. They have no power at all in their shots, not even big serves. They looked like average challenger players to me. Llodra/Mahut must have playe at 50% or so.

Why is it a shocking win? If you are a real tennis fan, you will know of many times underdogs come back to win. Or are you implying that the french pair deliberately tanked. Or, it's surprising that the Thai pair can beat a Farang pair?. For me the scoreline suggest that both sides faought very hard for the match. As other posters have pointed out the Twins have been gaining experience playing in challengers and other tournaments, so no surprise for me.Well done Thailand and the Twins.:worship:

ReturnWinner
09-30-2007, 05:39 PM
:worship:

RickDaStick
09-30-2007, 06:05 PM
about time we see a decent doubles team consisting of twins

JMG
09-30-2007, 06:08 PM
Why is it a shocking win? If you are a real tennis fan, you will know of many times underdogs come back to win. Or are you implying that the french pair deliberately tanked. Or, it's surprising that the Thai pair can beat a Farang pair?. For me the scoreline suggest that both sides faought very hard for the match. As other posters have pointed out the Twins have been gaining experience playing in challengers and other tournaments, so no surprise for me.Well done Thailand and the Twins.:worship:

Because I've seen them live and on tv before and they were weak. It was on clay, but it's hard to imagine they are so much better on fast surfaces.

ae wowww
09-30-2007, 06:12 PM
I think Seed 3 and Seed 4 and other double players in this tournament look down Thai twins ability like you so they lost to Thai twin.

Idiotic suggestion - no professional tennis player would underestimate their opponent(s) and this is not a valid reason.

Fee
09-30-2007, 08:42 PM
I think these two are so sweet and I am happy for them to win their first ATP title. For a few days last year I could actually them apart (one is slightly taller), and they seem like very decent young men.

DhammaTiger
09-30-2007, 10:27 PM
Because I've seen them live and on tv before and they were weak. It was on clay, but it's hard to imagine they are so much better on fast surfaces.
You saw them I don't deny it. But you also disrespect them by claiming they cannot win against Llodra- Mahut. Also you disrespect the French pair implying they played 50% their level. First of all, all pros improve day by day through practice. Second, playing in front of ones home crowd makes you try even harder. Third point, doubles is not only about serving harder and hitting harder, if that was the case Santoro wouldn't have lasted on the tour.There is such a thing as accuracy, placement, control and heart that determine your game. But to imply that the only way the French pair could lose is by playing below their level is absolute disrespect for all four players.
In my opinion the better team on the day won and congratulations to the Twins and to Thai tennis.

DhammaTiger
09-30-2007, 10:30 PM
Idiotic suggestion - no professional tennis player would underestimate their opponent(s) and this is not a valid reason.
Not an idiotic suggestion. Many higher ranked players under estimate their opponents through arrogance and pay the price. However, in this case the Twins must have fought really hard to win as the score shows. Well done to the Twins :hatoff:

bjurra
10-01-2007, 08:52 AM
LOL!!!!

Yeah, all tennis pros are professionals to the bone...

martine2
10-01-2007, 11:09 AM
Congrats!

1st time I saw their names announced on the livescores, I thought there was a mistake because it was exactly the same name twice :o

DhammaTiger
10-01-2007, 11:31 AM
From the Bangkok Post:
THAILAND OPEN

Ratiwatana twins make tennis history TOR CHITTINAND

Thai tennis twins Sonchat and Sanchai Ratiwatana made history yesterday when they won their first ATP doubles title amid emotional scenes at the Thailand Open at the Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani.

After dropping the first set, the Thai players, roared on by an enthusiastic crowd, rallied to defeat the French pair of Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut 3-6, 7-5, 10-7.

It was a well-deserved victory for the 25-year-old twins who have been displaying great form this year, winning a Challenger tournament in Canada and twice reaching the semi-finals of ATP events in the US.

In yesterday's match, the Thai duo played very intelligently and displayed great teamwork against their higher-ranked opponents.

Sonchat and Sanchai are ranked 87th and 88th in doubles, while Llodra and Mahut are 20th and 48th respectively.

The twins were so excited with their victory they were almost lost for words at the end of the pulsating match.

"I'm too happy to say anything," said Sonchat and thanked the Thai fans for their support. "Although we lost the first set the crowd kept cheering us on and that made us regain our strength," he said. The twins also thanked their parents for the encouragement they had given them over the years.

Sixth-seeded Russian Dmitry Tursunov won the singles final by comfortably beating Benjamin Becker of Germany 6-2, 6-1.




© Copyright (http://www.bangkokpost.com/policy/copyright.html)The Post Publishing Public Co., Ltd. 2006
http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/01Oct2007_news02.php

Caerula Sanguis
10-02-2007, 06:44 PM
The Ratiwattana twins are better than you people think. Last year in Asian Game they got Silver Medal losing a really close match in the Final to Indian's legends Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi (7-5, 6-7(7), 3-6). The twins had several Match Point in the second set but blew it.

http://doha-2006.com/gis/Sports/TE/IGTEMatchStatisticsD.aspx-rscid=TEM02-TETNA0-NA01-X.html

DhammaTiger
10-02-2007, 10:04 PM
The Ratiwattana twins are better than you people think. Last year in Asian Game they got Silver Medal losing a really close match in the Final to Indian's legends Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi (7-5, 6-7(7), 3-6). The twins had several Match Point in the second set but blew it.

http://doha-2006.com/gis/Sports/TE/IGTEMatchStatisticsD.aspx-rscid=TEM02-TETNA0-NA01-X.html

Thank you for confirming what I always thought. The Twins are gaining confidence as they play more high profile opponents. The title win will really make them a force in doubles, IMO. Choke dee na to the Twins.