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Flanagan does it again!!!

Horatio Caine
06-09-2004, 01:00 PM
A day after beating last year's Wimbledon runner-up, Flanagan returned to Queen's Club and swiftly dispatched Romania's Victor Hanescu 7/6 (4) 6/3. He was dominant on serve throughout and never faced a break point in the entire encounter. He will now go on to play either Sebastien Grosjean or Todd Reid in the 3rd round. This win would provisionally put him up in the rankings from 866 to 588, with a shock win in the 3rd round putting him at just outside the top 400!! :eek:

:worship: Flanagan.

Yashirobai
06-09-2004, 01:06 PM
But he won't play Wimbledon right? Or does he have a WC or something??

star
06-09-2004, 01:08 PM
Flanagan :banana:

COMA
06-09-2004, 01:08 PM
This Flanagan has an impressive run so far :eek:

COOL :) :) :)
Give him a WC for Wimby :yeah:

Horatio Caine
06-09-2004, 01:08 PM
He rang up Alan Mills yesterday and asked for one! I think he will get one now as he proved that the victory over the Poo wasn't just a fluke.

Action Jackson
06-09-2004, 01:12 PM
Good for Flanagan, I just hope the press will leave him alone and don't expect miracles from him.

CooCooCachoo
06-09-2004, 01:25 PM
Wow that is a great win :)

BaselineSmash
06-09-2004, 02:17 PM
But he won't play Wimbledon right? Or does he have a WC or something??

The LTA has a tournament by which they determine the other Britsih wild cards (aside from the automatic four); Flanagan was told that he'd have to play a match today in it, but he refused. Wise decision I think, given he is still alive in the Queens draw, but I don't know where it leaves him for Wimbledon.

Vechelaux
06-09-2004, 03:22 PM
Flanaganitis is upon us! :D Cue Sue Barker drooling :rolleyes:

Well done Ian, another great win :)

zik013
06-09-2004, 10:41 PM
The LTA has a tournament by which they determine the other Britsih wild cards (aside from the automatic four); Flanagan was told that he'd have to play a match today in it, but he refused. Wise decision I think, given he is still alive in the Queens draw, but I don't know where it leaves him for Wimbledon.

hmm.. maybe he was given a permission to play that game on Thursday ?
So he can leave for this LTA tourney today ?

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2004, 11:07 PM
i was there and he played a blinder of a match :worship: :worship: keep it up ian

Corey Feldman
06-09-2004, 11:42 PM
mardyfish fan, how can we tell you were there

can you go tomorrow and ran on to the court and give us a moony or something !! ;)

WorldWar24
06-09-2004, 11:43 PM
GO FLANAGAN

YoursTruly
06-10-2004, 07:20 AM
He's on a streak here. I love it when these kinds of players and their results continue.

Vechelaux
06-10-2004, 08:47 AM
hmm.. maybe he was given a permission to play that game on Thursday ?
So he can leave for this LTA tourney today ?

He has forfeited his first round match in the LTA pre-qualies already by w/o, and all the second rounds have been played so there is no way he can enter Wimbledon that way. I reckon he will get a wildcard. The media fallout if he didn't would be appalling.

switz
06-10-2004, 09:01 AM
the win over hanescu is actually a much better win in my opinion. even though it's grass phillipoussis is playing awful tennis, but victor is a pretty consistant performer and straight sets win indicates that this guy has something. although i remember arvid palmer showing a lot of promise won year and then doing nothing. hopefully this doesn't happy for flanagan

star
06-10-2004, 01:29 PM
I guess you all saw that Andy says Flannagan and he are friends. Maybe Andy should have teamed in doubles with Ian instead of Andre. :)

Anyway, I think the LTA is so nutters that they would actually not give Flanagan a wild card because he didn't play in their precious tournament.

GO Ian!! :yippee:

star
06-10-2004, 01:29 PM
An Mardyfishfan! Details, please! :lol:

star
06-10-2004, 01:51 PM
Flanagan waits on wildcard

Ian Flanagan appears unlikely to be given a wildcard for this year's Wimbledon, despite his remarkable run to the third round at Queen's.

Flanagan withdrew from Wednesday's wildcard play-offs to focus on his next match against Sebastien Grosjean.

And LTA performance director David Felgate said: "If a player is ranked below 300, he does not get a wildcard unless he succeeds in the play-offs."

Flanagan, who ousted Mark Philippoussis on Monday, is ranked 886th.

Last year, the LTA introduced strict qualifying criteria for Wimbledon wildcards.


British players must be ranked above 300 to qualify for an automatic wildcard, while one more is available through the play-off competition at Raynes Park.

Felgate insisted there would be no rule-bending for Flanagan, and warned that the Briton needed to prove himself over the next year.

"Last year, Alex Bogdanovic lost in the play-offs and got a wildcard. Some people didn't like that. They said we were not tough enough. So do you want us to be tough, or not?" he said.

"I'm delighted to see Ian come into the sport. I hope he continues to show the promise he's shown here, because tennis is a 12 months a year sport. It's not just about a couple of good matches."

Flanagan's best hope of playing at Wimbledon is through the qualifying event next week, for which he will receive a wildcard.

The 22-year-old, who followed his defeat of Philippoussis with a win over 98th-ranked Victor Hanescu, takes on fifth-seeded Grosjean in the first match on Queen's Centre Court on Thursday.

He said on Wednesday he opted to miss wildcard qualifying in order to be in the best possible shape to take on the Frenchman.

"I think it's a professional decision to stay and give this tournament a go," said Flanagan.

"I've got a few niggles in my body and I want to try to sort those out and give myself a best shot. I'm in the third round at Queen's - it's not often that happens.

"I'm not trying to push the All England Club into a decision. If they choose not to give me a wildcard into qualifying or the main draw, that's their decision. I took the risk.''

star
06-10-2004, 01:53 PM
Flannagan was out for two years with glandular fever.

I love that term "glandular fever." It sounds so much more dire than mononucleosis. :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-10-2004, 02:17 PM
:( he lost to fat john (grosjean) ;)

6-2 6-0
he must have been nervous but i think he deserves praise for this week
lets hope marray can outgun hewitt :D

Corey Feldman
06-10-2004, 02:19 PM
Flanaganitis is upon us! :D Cue Sue Barker drooling :rolleyes:

Well done Ian, another great win :)
LOLLLLLL

sue barker :)

BaselineSmash
06-10-2004, 02:24 PM
Sue Barker -a great player in her day, don't forget.

Corey Feldman
06-10-2004, 02:56 PM
Sue Barker -a great player in her day, don't forget.
yer, and won a grand slam as well i believe

those were the days (wasnt even born)

CarnivalCarnage
06-10-2004, 02:58 PM
Good for Flanagan, I just hope the press will leave him alone and don't expect miracles from him.

I feel that is likely.

CarnivalCarnage
06-10-2004, 02:59 PM
yer, and won a grand slam as well i believe

those were the days (wasnt even born)

She did???? When?

CarnivalCarnage
06-10-2004, 03:00 PM
Oh, the 1976 French Open. Defeated the immortal Renata Tomanova-Roth in the final.

Does that even count? Ruzici was easily her best win.

CarnivalCarnage
06-10-2004, 03:05 PM
This is how meaningless the French was at that point. She didn't even bother to defend in 77 or 78, and played only twice more.

BaselineSmash
06-10-2004, 03:13 PM
Meaningless? I may be wrong here, but didn't Borg win it around that time, what, SIX times?

Corey Feldman
06-10-2004, 03:15 PM
This is how meaningless the French was at that point. She didn't even bother to defend in 77 or 78, and played only twice more.

well like ALL brits, only wimbledon really counted back then (some things never change), but yeh good effort sue, to win the french, a brit winning on clay??? :)

CarnivalCarnage
06-10-2004, 03:19 PM
Meaningless? I may be wrong here, but didn't Borg win it around that time, what, SIX times?

That was the men's event. Look up the Barker run on ITF. Honestly, there were some REALLY dodgy winners of the French/Australian in the late 70s early 80s on the women's side (same for the men ... Brian Teacher?).

BaselineSmash
06-10-2004, 03:26 PM
That was the men's event. Look up the Barker run on ITF. Honestly, there were some REALLY dodgy winners of the French/Australian in the late 70s early 80s on the women's side (same for the men ... Brian Teacher?).

Yeah, there were some pretty obscure winners in both the mens and womens events -but Roland Garros is Roland Garros. I think to call it meaningless is wrong.

BaselineSmash
06-14-2004, 07:46 PM
Wimbledon Qualifying First Round:-

Andy Ram(ISR) bt. Ian Flanagan(GBR) 6-1 6-0

Save for an injury of some kind, looks like a British player just threw in another non-commital, defeatist performance having shown some promise. Is it really so much to ask that a player tries to enjoy the game a little, and make the most of their ability?

MissPovaFan
06-14-2004, 07:54 PM
Makes a mockery of his claims for a Wimbledon wildcard last week :confused:

gravity
06-14-2004, 08:01 PM
Wimbledon Qualifying First Round:-
Andy Ram(ISR) bt. Ian Flanagan(GBR) 6-1 6-0
?

Is this the best of the young British talent set to follow in Tim Henman's huge footsteps? :rolleyes:

BaselineSmash
06-14-2004, 08:01 PM
He stated that he "deserved" one. How embarassing that is now. (Wildcard for Wimbledon)

BaselineSmash
06-14-2004, 08:05 PM
Is this the best of the young British talent set to follow in Tim Henman's huge footsteps? :rolleyes:

Not on that evidence. ;)

He was very good at Queens against Phillippoussis and Hanescu, though, he was looking like top 100 material until Grosjean sent him packing 6-2 6-0. At the moment Bogdanovic and Marray are looking like better prospects.

MissPovaFan
06-14-2004, 08:07 PM
Is this the best of the young British talent set to follow in Tim Henman's huge footsteps? :rolleyes:

haha definitely not :P Arvind Parmar is British #3 and seemed the most likely to break into the top #100 but at th moment it looks like Jonny Marray who is taking on the mantle.

gravity
06-14-2004, 08:56 PM
haha definitely not :P Arvind Parmar is British #3 and seemed the most likely to break into the top #100 but at th moment it looks like Jonny Marray who is taking on the mantle.

Is Marray that pale guy who looks like he's spent the best part of two years locked in from life outside? ;)

MissPovaFan
06-14-2004, 08:58 PM
Is Marray that pale guy who looks like he's spent the best part of two years locked in from life outside? ;)

haha yep thats him :p

jtipson
06-14-2004, 09:31 PM
The beeb is reporting that Flanagan was suffering from a stomach bug, so that may have affected his result today.

BaselineSmash
06-15-2004, 12:37 PM
PETCH GOES NUTS :shout:

[Courtesy Of The BBC]
Petchey blasts GB trio


LTA men's manager of national training Mark Petchey was furious after three British defeats in the first round of Wimbledon qualifying at Roehampton.
Ian Flanagan and Chris Lewis won just three games between them as they crashed out while Andrew Banks was beaten in three sets.

"They were rubbish. They had a chance to prove themselves and failed," said former British number one Petchey.

Jamie Delgado's win was the only bright spot on a bad day for Britain's men.

Flanagan, who beat Mark Philippoussis on his way to the third round at Queen's last week, lost 6-1 6-0 to Andy Ram of Israel.

Lewis was beaten 6-1 6-1 by French player Stephane Robert while Banks went down 6-7 6-2 6-2 to Spain's Oscar Serrano.

Delgado, 27, restored some British pride with a 6-2 6-2 win over Mariano Delfino of Argentina.

Flanagan revealed after his match that he had been suffering from a stomach bug.

But Petchey was not impressed by the Britons' performances.

"The players have to hold up their hands and show more commitment and a better attitude," he said.

"There are no excuses and it is going to be a long haul."

Corey Feldman
06-15-2004, 01:38 PM
oh yeah petchey, like you were a wonderful world beater in your time mate :rolleyes:

Experimentee
06-15-2004, 04:49 PM
Petchey sound slike a dick :rolleyes:
What did he expect, none of them were favourites to win their matches :rolleyes:

Experimentee
06-15-2004, 04:52 PM
Is Marray that pale guy who looks like he's spent the best part of two years locked in from life outside? ;)

Thats all the Brits except for Parmar :p

Flanagan thought he deserved a WC? Hes getting a bit full of himself, just because he defeated a slumping player and a claycourter on grass! :rolleyes:

¿esquímaux?
06-15-2004, 05:02 PM
Congrats Flanny! :D

Sjengster
06-15-2004, 05:22 PM
Petchey sound slike a dick :rolleyes:
What did he expect, none of them were favourites to win their matches :rolleyes:

Since you know virtually nothing about the man, I would refrain from making statements like this. He knows what he's talking about, the British players may not have been favourites but for two of them to win three games between them is appalling beyond belief.

I love it when people use Escude's argument "Well what did you ever do when you were playing?", as if the only people qualified to comment on other players must be former champions and world no. 1s. McEnroe, Becker et al have experimented with coaching and were not brilliant at it, sometimes it is the less successful players who make better analysts and coaches of the game. If Petchey isn't any good in the position, I'd like someone to find another figure in British tennis who had a far more glittering career and hoisted numerous Slam trophies - oh wait, there aren't any.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-15-2004, 05:32 PM
Congrats Flanny! :D


aaaw is that alex and ian ???

Aleksa's Laydee
06-15-2004, 05:33 PM
mardyfish fan, how can we tell you were there

can you go tomorrow and ran on to the court and give us a moony or something !! ;)

coz i have pics :p :p lol

BaselineSmash
06-15-2004, 06:13 PM
Congrats Flanny! :D

Congrats!!!?

¿esquímaux?
06-15-2004, 10:35 PM
aaaw is that alex and ian ???

yah :D

Corey Feldman
06-15-2004, 11:15 PM
coz i have pics :p :p lol
pics of yourself doing a moony?? show! :) :p

Corey Feldman
06-15-2004, 11:21 PM
Since you know virtually nothing about the man, I would refrain from making statements like this. He knows what he's talking about, the British players may not have been favourites but for two of them to win three games between them is appalling beyond belief.

I love it when people use Escude's argument "Well what did you ever do when you were playing?", as if the only people qualified to comment on other players must be former champions and world no. 1s. McEnroe, Becker et al have experimented with coaching and were not brilliant at it, sometimes it is the less successful players who make better analysts and coaches of the game. If Petchey isn't any good in the position, I'd like someone to find another figure in British tennis who had a far more glittering career and hoisted numerous Slam trophies - oh wait, there aren't any.

loll me thinks this guy is really mark petchey i suspect :)

and come on, any coach could be better than all these crappy namby pamby private school upperclass twats like petchey, bates and the other british round 2 experts, what can they pass on as coaches, how to play so shite and have the odd sf at a challenger somewhere, they'd probably have more sucess if they got coaches or whatever from other sports! help teach british players to be a bit better in the mind, not so much the tennis technique's.

denim
06-16-2004, 12:17 AM
I just cant see Jeremy Bates coaching someone to any major success in the game sorry i just cant LOL

This is a guy who blamed his defeat to Forget at Q/F stage at Wimbledon years ago down to someone in crowd sneezing LMAO

And Escude does have a point about mental strength needing to be taught here as much as technique as countless times again and again a British player has managed ro snatch defeat from jaws of victory, so theres obviouslly something not right and not just coincidence.

Corey Feldman
06-16-2004, 12:29 AM
I just cant see Jeremy Bates coaching someone to any major success in the game sorry i just cant LOL

This is a guy who blamed his defeat to Forget at Q/F stage at Wimbledon years ago down to someone in crowd sneezing LMAO

And Escude does have a point about mental strength needing to be taught here as much as technique as countless times again and again a British player has managed ro snatch defeat from jaws of victory, so theres obviouslly something not right and not just coincidence.
loll a sneeze, yeh i remember as a kid watching wimbledons after bates would lose and he'd sit doing those interviews like "ohh i dont know what happened, i tried so hard, i tried to change my game,it was all a bit of a blur when the other guy started hitting some shots in, i tried , im a bit dazed..." loll and all that sorta crap, always looking like he was about to sob lol, altho he actually got as far as the wimbers QF??? good effort ! anyhow i think he is coaching the davis team now

denim
06-16-2004, 12:36 AM
what does he actually do in davis cup though? lol...."Tim make sure your water bottle is filled up"...and "go out and give it your best" lol

He can do loads of good with youth players and the basics but I am much happier someone like annacone is coaching henman and not a Bates or a David Lloyd....Henmans career has come on leaps and bounds since he got a world class coach of highest level.

Corey Feldman
06-16-2004, 12:46 AM
what does he actually do in davis cup though? lol...."Tim make sure your water bottle is filled up"...and "go out and give it your best" lol

He can do loads of good with youth players and the basics but I am much happier someone like annacone is coaching henman and not a Bates or a David Lloyd....Henmans career has come on leaps and bounds since he got a world class coach of highest level.

i just hope gb dont get france in a davis world group match in 05 or 06......cos it'll be bates v forget again, and god knows who might sneeze when henman's playing grosjean, bates and forget might have a right old barney :)

Space Cowgirl
06-16-2004, 10:17 AM
yah :D

esquimaux, that avatar of yours is seriously scary. I think I'm gonna have nightmares tonight! :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-16-2004, 12:10 PM
pics of yourself doing a moony?? show! :) :p

:haha: erm... no... pics of ian tho :D

aaaw at the pic of ian and alex :worship:

star
06-16-2004, 02:53 PM
Oh, MardyFishFan! You got your name change. :hug: This is a great name. :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-22-2004, 11:33 AM
yeah i did...thanks :)