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Flávio Saretta, the Magic Clown - Retired from Tennis

derossi
05-27-2009, 08:33 PM
Black day on Brazilian Tennis History.
Saretta´s Magic Performance on Courts ends today, 27/05/2009.

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/4749/394998020812f24ef35copy.jpg

Best Rank: 44 (2003)
Singles Record - 77/80
Age(Today): 28

Flávio Saretta, the Magic Clown, Officially Retired.

shotgun
05-27-2009, 08:54 PM
No surprise there. He's past his prime, battling against injuries and never had much motivation to begin with.

Ilovetheblues_86
05-27-2009, 08:58 PM
I have Saretta's celular number, if anyone wants to call him and convince to stop this madness.

shotgun
05-27-2009, 09:01 PM
I have Saretta's celular number, if anyone wants to call him and convince to stop this madness.

Derossi could make use of that number.

Voo de Mar
05-27-2009, 09:27 PM
Played 6 over 4-hour matches, won 5 of them :yeah:

Caio_Brasil
05-27-2009, 09:40 PM
Such a unique character Saretta. Actually I used to enjoy him, but it was about time he took this decision, really.

There were excellent moments for his fans, like the 4th round in Roland Garros 2003 beating Kafelnikov, some ATP semifinals and the Gold Medal at the Pan Am games.

Of course there will be some guys calling him a mug and I can imagine who will be the first to do it, but the truth is that Flavio achieved some good thing on tennis but just didn't have the necessary focus to multiply them. He sure was a fun character and an interesting guy to watch playing, so he will be kind of missed now.

A_Skywalker
05-27-2009, 09:42 PM
I have Saretta's celular number, if anyone wants to call him and convince to stop this madness.

How did you get it :lol: ?

Action Jackson
05-27-2009, 09:48 PM
He loved the party life and didn't always train as hard as he should have.

Played in some classic matches at Wimbledon, beating T.Johansson and Calleri and this is a guy who didn't like grass.

Some classic Saretta here.

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As part of the three tenors Brzezicki and Ghem

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Voo de Mar
05-27-2009, 09:53 PM
There were excellent moments for his fans, like the 4th round in Roland Garros 2003 beating Kafelnikov, some ATP semifinals and the Gold Medal at the Pan Am games.


Very good match on Centre Court at Saretta's 23rd birthday, I remember wanted badly to see Saretta as a winner, not only because he was entertaining to watch but also because I didn't like Kafelnikov :) Saretta wasted MP in the 4th but managed to win it in five.

GugaF1
05-27-2009, 09:58 PM
He loved the party life and didn't always train as hard as he should have.

Played in some classic matches at Wimbledon, beating T.Johansson and Calleri and this is a guy who didn't like grass.

Some classic Saretta here.

cwuWQMJbc9U

As part of the three tenors Brzezicki and Ghem

ewAraBWZdcU



you know why they made such a big deal out of the first video with so many hits.

He screamed `out o cacete` translation to portuguese is like screaming `Outside my dick`...lol.. Lucky for him, the chair didn`t know Portuguese.

GugaF1
05-27-2009, 10:03 PM
I doubt Saretta will be missed much at least in terms of results. In terms of charisma he is top notch, lol.

But as far as results the current genration of Brazilian tennis players should surpass most of those achieviements.

Caio_Brasil
05-27-2009, 10:05 PM
Derossi could make use of that number.

I reckon he had it as well and actually called Flavio once :yeah:

McAlistar
05-27-2009, 10:06 PM
Best footballing tennis player ive ever seen :cool:

derossi
05-27-2009, 10:12 PM
Derossi could make use of that number.

I wish i could. I got his number also. But i'll respect my friend´s decision.
That things in life, we can´t change. Live by yourself. Die by yourself.

My last shot was a Roland Garros Wild Card request for the Clown, that´s the surprising answer:

Dear De Rossi,



I regret to inform you that the Tournament Committee could not meet Flavio Saretta request for a wild card into the singles qualifying draw of the Internationaux de France 2009.



With kind regards,



Sandra de JENKEN EVERSMANN

Sports Director

Roland-Garros tournament

Fédération Française de Tennis

2 Avenue Gordon Bennett

75 016 PARIS

Tel : +33 (0) 1 47 43 41 87

Fax : +33 (0) 1 46 51 67 24

roberthenman
05-27-2009, 10:18 PM
:eek: is a surprise
then i saw your last match in the carrer in the challlenegr santiagoversus Ferreiro :), and i take a pic with Flavio :p
GL Flavio :wavey:

iSzavay.
05-27-2009, 10:26 PM
Oh too bad... Have fun in your next stage of life Flavio :sad::hug:.

derossi
05-27-2009, 10:51 PM
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/162/23e2acopy.jpg

Voo de Mar
05-27-2009, 11:11 PM
Do you know what means Saretta's tattoo on his forearm?

shotgun
05-27-2009, 11:29 PM
Very good match on Centre Court at Saretta's 23rd birthday, I remember wanted badly to see Saretta as a winner, not only because he was entertaining to watch but also because I didn't like Kafelnikov :) Saretta wasted MP in the 4th but managed to win it in five.

Good match, Kafelnikov wasn't very impressed though, he actually started talking about retirement after this match. :lol:

I wish i could. I got his number also. But i'll respect my friend´s decision.
That things in life, we can´t change. Live by yourself. Die by yourself.

My last shot was a Roland Garros Wild Card request for the Clown, that´s the surprising answer:

Dear De Rossi,



I regret to inform you that the Tournament Committee could not meet Flavio Saretta request for a wild card into the singles qualifying draw of the Internationaux de France 2009.



With kind regards,



Sandra de JENKEN EVERSMANN

Sports Director

Roland-Garros tournament

Fédération Française de Tennis

2 Avenue Gordon Bennett

75 016 PARIS

Tel : +33 (0) 1 47 43 41 87

Fax : +33 (0) 1 46 51 67 24

Great stuff. :worship:

derossi
05-27-2009, 11:31 PM
Do you know what means Saretta's tattoo on his forearm?

It´s Tribal.

It Means 'SOULFLY'

Voo de Mar
05-27-2009, 11:33 PM
It´s Tribal.

It Means 'SOULFLY'

Well done, good meaning :yeah:

Voo de Mar
05-27-2009, 11:37 PM
Good match, Kafelnikov wasn't very impressed though, he actually started talking about retirement after this match. :lol:


Yes, and he was convinced to do it a month later when he lost in 5 to Sluiter. Kafel used to be very good 5-set player but that year lost in 5 to Nieminen (Melbourne), Saretta (Paris) and Sluiter (London), and realized is too weak phisically to play "the best of five" matches :D

Ilovetheblues_86
05-27-2009, 11:47 PM
How did you get it :lol: ?


The guy who gave me his number is buddhist also and became a friend of him in SAO PAULO CH this year, so I was playing a friendly with him last saturday and when he told me that he had his number I said, oh give me his number, he gave me.
Saretta is an acessible guy.

derossi
05-27-2009, 11:53 PM
Yes, and he was convinced to do it a month later when he lost in 5 to Sluiter. Kafel used to be very good 5-set player but that year lost in 5 to Nieminen (Melbourne), Saretta (Paris) and Sluiter (London), and realized is too weak phisically to play "the best of five" matches :D


We call this Saretta´s Exorcising Technique who consist in Down Enemy´s Ego provided by the 2001 Saretta´s Play style called Saretta´s Young Metamorphosis. In his career Saretta retired a lot of players including Kafelnikov, Kuerten, Costa and several young Challenger players.

Just for let you know, heres all the Saretta´s Play Style Phases,

2001-2003 - Young Metamorphosis
2003-2006 - Root size
2007(1)-2007(2) - Red Evil
2007(2)-2008 - Ice Volcano
2008(1)-2008(2) - Mariachi Ranchero
2008(2)-2009 - Budachrist
2009 to the end - Gasoline


Be safe.

Caio_Brasil
05-28-2009, 12:04 AM
The Ice Volcano was the style used to win the Pan American games if I recall correctly.

Mariachi Ranchero was the last one I followed.

I will leave a message at the community tomorrow, I consider myself part of this beautiful story.

ChinoRios4Ever
05-28-2009, 12:05 AM
PanAmerican champ thanks to Adrian Chokercia :yeah:

derossi
05-28-2009, 12:24 AM
The Ice Volcano was the style used to win the Pan American games if I recall correctly.

Mariachi Ranchero was the last one I followed.

I will leave a message at the community tomorrow, I consider myself part of this beautiful story.


It´s correct, Caio. Ice Volcano were the Game style who won the Pan Am.

You are part of the story and deserves it more than a lot of members.


Be safe.

Voo de Mar
05-28-2009, 12:44 AM
Saretta playing his best Grand Slam event, Roland Garros 2003, without the tattoo yet ;)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=112571&d=1172191277

CooCooCachoo
05-28-2009, 01:03 AM
:sad:

I have always enjoyed watching Flavio play. He has had a good career for someone with his lack of dedication for and commitment to the game, but there was also a lot more to be had for a player with his talent. He was quite a character on court and therefore always captured the crowd's attention.

I hope he enjoys his post-tennis life. It would be interesting if he goes into coaching :lol: