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What did Rusedski say about Pete during USO 2002?

RonE
08-13-2004, 12:55 PM
I remember donkey-face made some rather unsavoury comments at the time- anyone remember what he said?

angiel
08-13-2004, 03:23 PM
This what Greg has to say after losing to him atthe US open - an I quote - "I would be surprised if he wins his next match against Hass," Rusedski said. To be honest with you, I'd be very surprised.... I just think his movement is not the same, the fitness is not the same. "He's not the same player." he was questioning Sampras' resilience about how he has lost his aura, he was a step and a half slow and he Pete did'nt won the match he Greg just lost it.

I alway say Greg mouth is too big for him, that why he has so little friends on the tour.

RonE
08-13-2004, 04:08 PM
I alway say Greg mouth is too big for him, that why he has so little friends on the tour.

Yep, couldn't have said it better myself!

angiel
08-14-2004, 05:26 AM
I saw where they have a Greg site, and you cant post there if you say anything bad about him, they ban people from the site, tell me if that is free speech or what?

RonE
08-14-2004, 07:03 AM
I've never been to the Greg forum. I haven't lost anything in there. But I guess it depends on what kind of comments people make. If they are valid comments that are backed up well and people get banned for making them then that really sucks. If people just go in there to trash talk well thats a different matter.

WyveN
08-14-2004, 07:06 AM
The funny thing was Petes responce, "I don't need a extra step to beat Greg" lol

RonE
08-14-2004, 07:08 AM
The funny thing was Petes responce, "I don't need a extra step to beat Greg" lol

Touche!

RonE
08-14-2004, 07:10 AM
I also remember during Wimbledon 1995 when there was so much hype about Greg being the #1 British player (this was before Henman made his mark in the game) and people were going absolutely nuts. I remember after Pete beat him there in the round of 16 he had a self-satisfactory smile about ending the hype. That was just awesome :worship: :worship: :worship:

Lalitha
08-14-2004, 12:18 PM
Wow, now we've got two Pete geniuses here, It's going to be fun.

Since when Pete was playing, the Internet was not like what it is today. And in India, tennis gets very little coverage here. So, for me it is always nice to read things that I did'nt know about him.

RonE
08-14-2004, 04:36 PM
Lalitha, I can assure you there are many things I don't know about him either. 1995 was the first year I started taking an interest in tennis and it was the first time I sat down and watched Wimbledon from start to finish so I just happen to remember that match. Mind you since then, I have watched and remember many of his matches.

Lalitha
08-15-2004, 06:40 AM
But I'm happy on whatever new information I get on him.

We get only live coverage here till 2 years back, (no delayed taped matches the next day or after) before we got a cable connection. Now I never miss any programmes on tennis. Suddenly, my cable is showing a programm called 'top spin' - I think it is an American program. All I get to see is Andy, Mardy, Blake and William sisters -as if there are no other players on planet.

RonE
08-15-2004, 09:59 AM
Sorry to hear that. But don't you guys have Star Sports in Asia? I remember many years ago I saw their coverage with Vijay Armitraj and Brian Langley commentating. Those two were hilarious :lol:

Lalitha
08-16-2004, 06:43 AM
Ofcourse we have Starsports. And those two were hillarious as you said. Vijay still is covering the sport during the GS, and I think Langley is no more. Also, due to time zone difference mostly matches starts around 10.30 at night and continues till early hours of the morning.

But RonE, you being a British, should know what is India's saleable sport ;) and you know Starsports and its partner ESPN shows 90% of it in the waking hours.

Mimi
08-16-2004, 07:56 AM
i also started to follow tennis since 1995, when Monica returned to the tour, the first Pete's match I watched was 1995 wimby final :wavey:

his quiet, elegance and great performance attracted me :worship:

Greg is donkey face, what a perfect description :eek: :p :devil:

RonE
08-16-2004, 08:40 PM
Ofcourse we have Starsports. And those two were hillarious as you said. Vijay still is covering the sport during the GS, and I think Langley is no more. Also, due to time zone difference mostly matches starts around 10.30 at night and continues till early hours of the morning.

But RonE, you being a British, should know what is India's saleable sport ;) and you know Starsports and its partner ESPN shows 90% of it in the waking hours.

True, true ;)

I was actually in China during USO 2001 and saw Star's coverage and was wondering what happened to Langley. It was just not the same as it used to be with him and Vijay :sad: And of course, Pete losing the final to Lleyton the way he did didn't make my mood any better :(

angiel
08-17-2004, 06:20 AM
I started following Pete just since 2000, during the wimbledon finals, and since then I have being crazy about him, I love him dearly.

When I was in Jamaica I collected tons of information about him, I brought seven books about him, numerous magazines, newspaper artilces and anything I could get my hands on about him, I also made three large scrapbooks on him.

Now I am in the US, I am doing the same again - I prayed he would not retires from the sport and I cried when he did, I misses him daily, tennis is not the same without him.

Mimi
08-17-2004, 07:12 AM
oh i am surprised that angiel only started to follow pete since 2000, i always thought you followed him for very long time coz you love him so much :wavey:

then sorry i am a bit more lucky than you coz i have seen pete for longer tiem than you, i have watched him from 95-02, 7 years, but oh god, how fast these 7 years gone :sad: :sad: , i miss him so much, he was almost invincible at 95-99 :worship: :worship:


I started following Pete just since 2000, during the wimbledon finals, and since then I have being crazy about him, I love him dearly.

When I was in Jamaica I collected tons of information about him, I brought seven books about him, numerous magazines, newspaper artilces and anything I could get my hands on about him, I also made three large scrapbooks on him.

Now I am in the US, I am doing the same again - I prayed he would not retires from the sport and I cried when he did, I misses him daily, tennis is not the same without him.

RonE
08-17-2004, 09:53 AM
Yes Mimi, those 7 years did go by awful quick.

Mimi
08-18-2004, 02:35 AM
yes time passes by so quick :sad:

at least you have a new favourite, Roger, but sorry I don't like him, he is a great threat to Pete's records, mimi is a selish lady :devil: :devil:

i have no new favourites :sad:
Yes Mimi, those 7 years did go by awful quick.

Lalitha
08-18-2004, 10:59 AM
True, true ;)

I was actually in China during USO 2001 and saw Star's coverage and was wondering what happened to Langley. It was just not the same as it used to be with him and Vijay :sad: And of course, Pete losing the final to Lleyton the way he did didn't make my mood any better :(

Yes, Vijay and Langley made a great pair. But now we have Alan Wilkins & Jason Dasey - who would be co-hosting Vijay for this years USO.

Lalitha
08-18-2004, 11:03 AM
I started following Pete just since 2000, during the wimbledon finals, and since then I have being crazy about him, I love him dearly.



Wow, Angiel after 2000 I think you had just been following Pete and nothing else. Good many informations in a short span of time.

Lalitha
08-18-2004, 11:11 AM
As for as me following Pete, it was right from 1993 onwards. Believe me, I hated him then. But then I saw a match of him in 94 Wimbly, I don't remember against whom - I was just mesmerized by it. And as they say, the rest is history.

I remember Pete saying this sometime during last year that he is receiving more fan mails while he was'nt playing than while he was playing at his prime. I laughed at it, but it is very true. You know the value of it only when you lose it.

RonE
08-18-2004, 04:29 PM
That is so true Lalitha- you only realize you had something really good when it's gone :tears:

I must admit I've never heard of Alan Wilkins and Jason Dasey :o What is their commentary like? Are they as funny as Vijay and Brian?

angiel
08-19-2004, 05:42 AM
Lalitha, there are few people I truly admire in this world, and Pete Sampras is one of them, I did know about him but I didn't really take a lot of notice about tennis, cricket and football was the main sports I listen to back then.

In the West Indies, cricket is the main sport, I think India also. I buy anything about Pete that I can get my hands on, and I mean anything, I only wish there was more books about him I could buy.

Lalitha
08-19-2004, 07:24 AM
That is so true Lalitha- you only realize you had something really good when it's gone :tears:

I must admit I've never heard of Alan Wilkins and Jason Dasey :o What is their commentary like? Are they as funny as Vijay and Brian?

Not at all. They are good, but not as humourus like Vijay and Langley. Alan Wilkins does exceptionally well when it comes to cricket and Dasey - I haven't heard him commentating a lot. He presents Sports center in ESPN. But I think he will be accompanying Vijay at this years USO.

Lalitha
08-19-2004, 07:29 AM
Lalitha, there are few people I truly admire in this world, and Pete Sampras is one of them, I did know about him but I didn't really take a lot of notice about tennis, cricket and football was the main sports I listen to back then.

In the West Indies, cricket is the main sport, I think India also. I buy anything about Pete that I can get my hands on, and I mean anything, I only wish there was more books about him I could buy.

Yes, so do I. I have very short list of friends. :)

And do you want me to explain what cricket is to India is??

angiel
08-19-2004, 07:52 AM
I think I have s good idea about what cricket is to India, but go ahead anyway, cricket is to India what football is to Brazil or Argentina, or what baseball is to America.

I know about cricket, it is the biggest sport in the West Indies also.

angiel
08-20-2004, 08:06 AM
Where is Lalitha, I dont hear her from day, hope she is okay.

Mimi
08-20-2004, 08:54 AM
may be Lalitha is going for interview, wishing you good lucks, all Pete fans are here to support you :wavey: :angel:

angiel
08-21-2004, 07:09 AM
Yes that could be why I dont hear from her, good luck and happy hunting from us here, you all have a good weekend if I dont hear from you before then.

RonE
08-21-2004, 09:30 AM
Good luck in your interview Lalitha :wavey:

Lalitha
08-21-2004, 09:39 AM
Wow, thanks guys. :hug: to everybody.

Actually I was not in office yesterday, (I browse from my office ;) ) so, I could'nt catch up with you guys.

Anyways, the interview which I attended last Tuesday has'nt come up with a positive result. Hopefully, my HRD consultant would fix me up with another interview soon. I shall share with you guys as and when it happens.

RonE
08-21-2004, 11:34 AM
Sorry to hear that :awww:

But keep your chin up, I'm sure something good will come your way soon :)

Lalitha
08-21-2004, 11:55 AM
more :hug: to RonE

angiel
08-21-2004, 04:48 PM
:) Hey RonE, where are you hiding, I dont hear from you either, come on and lets talk.

Mimi
08-23-2004, 03:34 AM
you are most welcome :wavey:

hehe, i do the same things as you :devil: , i have a computer at home but since i already posted and browze during my office, i have enough of computer so i seldom turn on my computer at home except for checking e mails about once a week :wavey:

don't worry, theres always tomorrow, i am sure that you gonna find a good job soon :wavey: :angel:

Wow, thanks guys. :hug: to everybody.

Actually I was not in office yesterday, (I browse from my office ;) ) so, I could'nt catch up with you guys.

Anyways, the interview which I attended last Tuesday has'nt come up with a positive result. Hopefully, my HRD consultant would fix me up with another interview soon. I shall share with you guys as and when it happens.

RonE
08-23-2004, 10:38 AM
:) Hey RonE, where are you hiding, I dont hear from you either, come on and lets talk.

I'm right here :wavey:

Just had a few errands to do in the last few days.

Mimi
08-24-2004, 02:40 AM
sorry for my bad english, what is errands :confused:

angiel
08-24-2004, 04:17 AM
Mimi, that means he has things to do, or he is busy. :rolleyes:

Mimi
08-24-2004, 04:21 AM
thanks angiel, your english is so good :worship:
Mimi, that means he has things to do, or he is busy. :rolleyes:

angiel
08-24-2004, 05:40 AM
English is my first language, we were British rule until 1965, so all of Jamaicans speak english, although we have a native language call Patio, it is mostly like street talk or a dialect.

Mimi
08-24-2004, 06:26 AM
yes your english is excellent :bigclap: :yeah: , oh, then we are the same, HK was also under the rules of Britain until 1997 when we returned to china, so i also needed to learn english since i was 4, but still my english is very bad, cozyou know all my friends are Hong Kongais ;)

then you know two langauges: Patio and English :worship: :bowdown:

angiel
08-24-2004, 08:13 AM
kind of, but I wish I did learn a new language when I was younger,spanish or french, it is not too late though.

There is a whole new world to explore out there, so who knows.

I think it is important that young people learn a second language now a days, it is very helpful and needy.

Mimi
08-24-2004, 08:21 AM
you are still young angiel, you can learn a new language now, both Spanish and French are good, I think they are easier to learn than German and Japanese :confused:

yes its important to know more languages :wavey:

I think those Arabian languages are very difficult ,their letters are like some snakes :wavey:

angiel
08-24-2004, 10:17 PM
Not to mention the Japanese and Chineese languages, I dont think I could every learn those at all.

Anything from that part of the world is difficult to learn.

Mimi
08-25-2004, 02:34 AM
angiel, i think its better that we chat in "Chat" thread so i have already anwered you there :wavey:

RonE
08-25-2004, 12:06 PM
Sorry for being away for so long. I have an exam coming up next Tuesday so I have to prepare for it, and that means less time on the computer.

Mimi
08-26-2004, 02:47 AM
hello RonE :wavey:

wishing you all the success in your exam, you are a student, i envy of you so much, so youthful :worship: :worship:

Sorry for being away for so long. I have an exam coming up next Tuesday so I have to prepare for it, and that means less time on the computer.

angiel
08-26-2004, 05:56 AM
Good luck on your exam from all of us here - education is the key to life success. :worship: :worship:

Lalitha
08-26-2004, 06:08 AM
Sorry for being away for so long. I have an exam coming up next Tuesday so I have to prepare for it, and that means less time on the computer.

Good luck RonE :yeah:, I know you will come out with flying colours. :)

angiel
08-30-2004, 10:29 PM
Hey RonE, isn't your exams finish yet - and how did you do, good. :worship: :worship:

angiel
01-13-2005, 08:14 PM
Aging Sampras in a class by himself


{September 12, 2002 GEORGE GROSS -- Toronto Sun]

"He's a step and a half slow coming into the net. He's just not the same player. I lost the match. He didn't win the match tonight. He's not playing that great. I'll be surprised if he wins the next match."

-- Greg Rusedski, Sept. 2, 2002

These prophetic words were spoken by the former Canadian-turned British tennis traitor after Pete Sampras outlasted him in a five-set match in the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadows and went on to win the prestigious tournament for the fifth time. It was Sampras' unprecedented 14th Grand Slam title.

It is painful to have to have to listen to this nouveau-Brit spewing such drivel in front of knowledgeable tennis journalists, who were quite aware that the Sampras at Flushing Meadow wasn't the same Sampras who had failed to win a tournament since capturing the 2000 Wimbledon championship after a virtuoso-like performance in the final against Australia's Patrick Rafter.

It is actually funny to hear Rusedski criticize Sampras since the closest sniff the former ever got of a Grand Slam title was one losing finals appearance in 1997 at the U.S. Open.

Sampras, at 31, is only two years older than the Montreal-born Rusedski and is in a class by himself. He plays the tennis racquet like Paganini used to play the violin. His serve is the most powerful and consistent in the history of the game.

The Californian, soon to become a father, has the most devastating second serve of any player -- present or past. His volleys are, most of the time, out of reach and he can hold his own with such baseliners as Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt.

I don't think I'd be going too much out on a limb to suggest that Pistol Pete Sampras is the best player in modern tennis history. No other player has won as many Grand Slam championships, which includes seven Wimbledons, five U.S. Opens and two Aussie Opens. The only one to escape him is the French Open at Roland Garos with its slow clay courts, ill-suited for a serve and volley player.

Who, then, should follow Sampras on a list of the top 20 tennis players in the modern era? I'm sure that I'll get arguments on that topic, but I've shied away from criticism. If we all were of the same opinion, the world of sport would be a very dull place.

My No. 2 on the list would be the greatest player from Down Under -- Rocket Rod Laver -- whom many consider the best player ever. The left-hander, whose forearm is as large as that of a heavyweight boxer's, excelled at all aspects of the game. He twice completed the Grand Slam sweep -- winning Wimbledon, the French, U.S. and Aussie Opens the same year -- once in 1962 as an amateur and then in 1969 as a pro.

Sliding into third on my list is American Donald Budge, who also won all four Grand Slams in 1938 and dominated tennis in those days on all surfaces.

Following these three is a group of superstars, who ruled the over-the-webbing sport on different occasions: Andre Agassi, who won all four Grand Slam events, albeit not in the same year, is a superb player, even at 32, and just last week gave Sampras a serious run in the U.S. Open final.

Add to that the quartet of Bjorn Borg -- winner of Wimbledon five times in a row -- who retired much too soon from the tennis scene; John McEnroe, probably the best doubles player in history to go with some of his Grand Slam titles in singles; Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Lew Hoad, Stefan Edberg, Ilie Nastase, John Newcombe, Guillermo Vilas, Boris Becker, Roy Emerson, Stan Smith, Ken Rosewall, Arthur Ashe, Fred Perry and Vitas Gerulaitis round out my top 20 list.

Where is Greg Rusedski's name, you may ask? I think he'd make my top 20 list of Canadian tennis players who changed passports to become British tennis players. :devil: :devil: :mad: :mad: :o :o Greg Rusedski is a louse. :sad: :sad:

Mimi
01-14-2005, 01:07 AM
thanks for the articles, angiel :wavey: , greg is simply jealous of pete :angel:

wow, why you bring back so many old threads today :confused: , no offence, i find a bit difficulty in replying too many threads :o

angiel
01-14-2005, 08:53 PM
thanks for the articles, angiel :wavey: , greg is simply jealous of pete :angel:

wow, why you bring back so many old threads today :confused: , no offence, i find a bit difficulty in replying too many threads :o



You dont have to answer them my dear - I was killing time at the library, and I fell like updating them - give me something to do - I did get one reply back though - in the Golf thread - dont mine me okay. :D :wavey: :wavey: