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Another crazy match: Todd Martin defeats Canas 46 63 76 46 97

Tennis Fool
06-24-2004, 07:44 PM
Todd :eek:

bovenbuuf
06-24-2004, 08:01 PM
yes well now Sjeng in the second round.. and Sjeng prefered to play against Canas..
but well done, took his time to win ;)

lalaland
06-24-2004, 08:36 PM
Todd :) . Make it easier next time, or he just can't win a match if it doesn't go to five :p

MisterQ
06-24-2004, 10:50 PM
just an average day at the office for Todd :lol:

tennischick
06-24-2004, 10:58 PM
i love the way Todd turned on the aggression to break Canas in the very last game. he worked so hard he could barely breathe afterwards!
only Todd has permission to beat one of my sweet Argies. :besos:

CarnivalCarnage
06-25-2004, 12:54 AM
yes well now Sjeng in the second round.. and Sjeng prefered to play against Canas..
but well done, took his time to win ;)

'Course he'd rather play Canas ...

Good for Todd. The other grand old man of the game!

Sjengster
06-25-2004, 12:59 AM
No surprise here at all, when you have two such renowned marathon men as these it's inevitable that the match is going to go the distance. Ah well, it was always a tough draw for Schalken either way; Canas brings back some nasty memories from earlier in the year, Martin is obviously an experienced campaigner at Wimbledon and a class act on grass. Go Sjeng!

Action Jackson
06-25-2004, 01:04 AM
I hope Sjeng knows how to use his forehand and backhand against Grandpa Martin, and hup Sjeng.

MagoRG
06-25-2004, 03:25 AM
'Course he'd rather play Canas ...

Good for Todd. The other grand old man of the game!

Iīm not sure that playing Caņas would have been better for Sjeng. Remember the last time they played? That didnīt work out so well for Schalken

Neely
06-25-2004, 03:26 AM
lets go, Toddy!!! :D :banana:
:smooch:

Scotty5
06-25-2004, 03:37 AM
Martin has such a reputation for always going the distance (he's the Krickstein for the new milennium).
Does anyone know if 5-setters have made up that much of his total matches played? Given that men only play 3 out of 5 at Slams, and the finals of SOME TMS events, has he really gone 5 significantly more than other players?

Scotty5
06-25-2004, 03:38 AM
ask and you shall receive ... ESPN just reported he's played 39 5-setters in his career.
Can anybody think of other recent players who've worked that hard?

CarnivalCarnage
06-25-2004, 03:55 AM
Iīm not sure that playing Caņas would have been better for Sjeng. Remember the last time they played? That didnīt work out so well for Schalken

I didn't say that. I said Sjeng would want to play Canas over Martin. On grass, it's a no-brainer.

Neely
06-25-2004, 04:17 AM
Can anybody think of other recent players who've worked that hard?
Agassi: 43 five set matches in his career
Ivanisevic: 40 (after today)
Ferreira: 38
Bjorkman: 33
Lapentti: 32

Safin at his young age has already 28 five set matches, a hot candidate to crack every five set record

Sampras was near 50 five-set matches in his career

michelleg
06-25-2004, 04:19 AM
It was also brilliant that ESPN actually televised some of it...unfortunately Brad Gilbert had to open up his trap, forcing me to utilize the lovely mute button.

Tennis Fool
06-25-2004, 04:29 AM
:lol:

Smankyou
06-25-2004, 05:17 AM
just an average day at the office for Todd :lol:
Canas is no stranger to five setters, either.