RG R1: C. Rochus d. The Magician 6-3 6-1 3-6 6-4

05-27-2009, 10:36 AM
Fabrice :sad: sad to see him go.

Sunset of Age
05-27-2009, 10:39 AM
Awww, too bad for Fabrice. :sad:
One of the most entertaining players on the tour. However... the point of playing tennis is to WIN the match, not the artistics, so...

Congrats to Rochus! :hatoff:

05-27-2009, 10:43 AM
he was down two breaks in the fourth set, so good effort anyway

05-27-2009, 10:59 AM
little magician:sad: probably the most amazing player to watch, real tennis gem..

05-27-2009, 11:05 AM
absolutely joy to watch the Magician during the years.
In any case, I hope he will have a great life after pro tennis.

05-27-2009, 11:24 AM
This was a great match. Lots of winners and some amazing netplay. It's a shame someone had to lose. :awww:

05-27-2009, 11:52 AM
Really entertaining match, at least the part yesterday. I think Santoro actually brought out the best in his opponent, for a change. Some really entertaining stuff from the Belgian, even at the net.

It's always sad to see Fabrice lose and I kind of wished him a better exit at the French Open than a loss to Christophe Rochus.

05-27-2009, 12:11 PM
Was watching Murrays match however seen most of this one yesterday and it was very entertaining, sad to see santoro go but it was an expected win

05-27-2009, 12:16 PM

Would have preferred a master like Santoro to bow out to someone other than a matchfixing runt like Rochus though.

05-27-2009, 01:49 PM
You gave a lot to tennis Fabrice.
Too bad the FO wasn't your thing :(

05-27-2009, 01:51 PM
Big shame. :(

05-27-2009, 01:51 PM
The Magician finally ran out of tricks at RG :(