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Lopez beats Cañas 6-4 1-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 to win first ATP title

Nacho
10-17-2004, 03:46 PM
Congrats! What a match it was! :D

kiro
10-17-2004, 03:48 PM
Congrats! What a match it was! :D

:woohoo::woohoo:
Congrats Feliciano! :D :D :D

silverwhite
10-17-2004, 03:49 PM
Congrats, Feli! :D

Domino
10-17-2004, 03:50 PM
From what it seemed, Canas was the one holding easier in the final set until he served one bad game, double faulting on match point. It is kind of ironic for a man who is known to come from behind by being rock solid under pressure, that he should fall victim to another man turning around when he is applying all the pressure. One bad game, and poof, it was gone.

Pink Panther
10-17-2004, 03:50 PM
CONGRATS FELI! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/cherry11/breakdance.gif


:( Why didn't I bet all my vCash on him?

Experimentee
10-17-2004, 03:53 PM
Canas :sad:

Nacho
10-17-2004, 03:53 PM
From what it seemed, Canas was the one holding easier in the final set until he served one bad game, double faulting on match point. It is kind of ironic for a man who is known to come from behind by being rock solid under pressure, that he should fall victim to another man turning around when he is applying all the pressure. One bad game, and poof, it was gone.

he did not double fault in match point, Lopez served for the match ;)

GermanBoy
10-17-2004, 03:53 PM
Sexy Feliciano :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Gigan
10-17-2004, 03:55 PM
Congrats!

Lopez!

_________________________
:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

Domino
10-17-2004, 03:56 PM
he did not double fault in match point, Lopez served for the match ;)

I meant break point, sorry.

Red~Ruby
10-17-2004, 03:57 PM
Feliciano CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MAX!!!!!!!!!! After 7 years on the tour, finally, fianlly his day has come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does anyone know what he said during the trophy ceremony? My coverage stopped. :sad:

novanora
10-17-2004, 03:58 PM
willy...you have already done the good job, but :sad: is this the first 5 sets rally match you lost this year? when you fight this final into 5th set, i thought u had already won that!

Neely
10-17-2004, 03:58 PM
OH YEAH!!!!! :D :rocker: What a match this was :eek: That was unbelievable and I'm glad that Lopez won it at the end. I saw that he was playing great the whole week and his draw wasn't too difficult and he is a great player on such a surface. Not that I'm a fan of Lopez, but congrats for his first title, very well deserved and he played great tennis to beat Canas.

Sure you must also give Canas congratulations as he was the main factor to make this match as exciting and good as it was and his recent winning record was very impressive. He just found his master today in a match that included (almost) everything and that was decided by a few close decisions and a few single points.


Ironically, it was "girly boy" who was tougher than Canas at the end and who grinded down one of the biggest fighters and fittest players of the tour :lol: :angel: Canas saved 0-40 in 11th game of the fifth set and it seemed (or maybe some people would have expected) as if Lopez was mentally done because he had all three break points saved, but somehow "girly boy" didn't back down and immediately worked his way back into another rally to earn another break point what finally made impression on Canas because, on the next point, he double faulted away the deciding service game with just his (I believe) first double fault since the end of the 1st set.

Outstanding match what would have deserved two winners!


Enjoy this day Lopez fans ;)

Carito_90
10-17-2004, 03:59 PM
From what it seemed, Canas was the one holding easier in the final set until he served one bad game, double faulting on match point. It is kind of ironic for a man who is known to come from behind by being rock solid under pressure, that he should fall victim to another man turning around when he is applying all the pressure. One bad game, and poof, it was gone.

Definetely agree.

he did not double fault in match point, Lopez served for the match ;)

He double faulted at 5 all, BP down... pretty much the same ;)

Anyway, congrats Feliciano :)

Yonge
10-17-2004, 04:04 PM
Good job F.Lo!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Red~Ruby
10-17-2004, 04:07 PM
Lopez was making amazing shots, but then Canas would come and make a better one!
But did you see all those amazing backhand smashes from Lopez?!?!!!!!!!! :eek: :)

Nikki♥
10-17-2004, 04:09 PM
Well done... I wanted Cañas to win though. :sobbing:

Billabong
10-17-2004, 04:11 PM
Congrats Lopez:bounce:!

RogiFan88
10-17-2004, 04:14 PM
Felicitaciones, FELI!!!

Fantastic, you finally shed that AK image!

Perfect just before your Madrid tourney!!!

kiro
10-17-2004, 04:18 PM
lol, and Feliciano became the ATP OTW at Madrid :eek:

Space Cowgirl
10-17-2004, 04:25 PM
Good match, kudos to both players, it could have gone either way in the end. I thought that Canas would edge it out, but in the end Lopez was slightly mentally stronger.

Neely
10-17-2004, 04:29 PM
But did you see all those amazing backhand smashes from Lopez?!?!!!!!!!! :eek: :)
yes, but I also saw all those pathetic backhand volleys of Lopez ;) :p

well, under the bottom line it was enough to beat Canas. But Lopez play at the net has become better the longer the match lasted. That was the key for some important points for Lopez.

Satanic Pasteur
10-17-2004, 04:30 PM
Lopez had an awesome behaviour on court, deserved win for him :worship:
Go lefty! :)

Good luck in Madrid pretty one :p

Neely
10-17-2004, 04:38 PM
Go lefty! :)
exactly, Canas really could never handle his lefty serve as well as the rounds before when he faced serves of Nalbandian, Dent or Haas. Also I think that it worked pretty well for Lopez playing his forehand crosscourt on Canas' backhand. That was an interesting match from this point of view, it didn't even matter much that Lopez (as always) couldn't do much with his backhand. Maybe it was exactly what he needed to beat Canas in the rallies to bring some variation into the game. Something Haas failed to do.

Mrs. B
10-17-2004, 04:51 PM
best backhand of the match Feli made during the first game, 3rd set. :yeah:
some good bh overhead smash, some were lousy. ;)

but congrats on his first title. :clap2: Kudos to Cañas too.

HybridTheory
10-17-2004, 04:55 PM
Well done Feli! :yeah: :bounce:

Adam Thirnis
10-17-2004, 05:09 PM
Congrats to Feliciano Lopez. Always great to see someone winning with a one-handed backhand - playing tennis as it was supposed to be played.

TennisLurker
10-17-2004, 05:11 PM
mmm, feliciano has one of the worst backhands on tour, he is almost like a pretty boy marc rosset.

Adam Thirnis
10-17-2004, 05:15 PM
I never said it was effective - just that it was one-handed. :)

merle
10-17-2004, 05:17 PM
Congrats to Feli! :bigclap: I also didn't think he could grind that out in the 5th against such a fit and constant player as Willy!

superpinkone37
10-17-2004, 05:19 PM
i thought Canas was gonna win, but congratulations Feli :woohoo:

tangerine_dream
10-17-2004, 05:32 PM
YES! The metrosexual girlie-man F. Lo beats down macho man Canas and wins his first title. Excellent! :bigclap: I am so jealous of anyone who managed to see this match. :sobbing: It sounds like it was a great one to watch. :)

Alvarillo
10-17-2004, 06:01 PM
Felicidades Feli!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Finally you won a title, form now you have to win a lot,,, maybe this week in Madrid, we will support until the end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fergie
10-17-2004, 06:18 PM
Poor Willy :sad:

Neely
10-17-2004, 06:26 PM
The metrosexual girlie-man F. Lo beats down macho man Canas and wins his first title. Excellent!
you're right, it was a good and exciting match. Lots of interesting rallies with almost everything in it. (okay, Lopez only sliced his backhand most of the time)

And the "pathetic backhand" and "girly boy" Lopez did a pretty good job against Canas, especially in the deciding moments at the end of the third and fifth set.

When I was reading yesterday's "Canas def. Haas" thread today before the match, I thought that not many people expected that and some even gave Canas the title before he actually won it. Well, in analogy how somebody else here would prefer to say in such situations: "All those who thought that Lopez was just an easy fodder for Canas on his way to the title, EAT UP YOUR WORDS" ;) :tape: (sorry, I couldn't resist :p :angel: ) :hug:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-17-2004, 06:55 PM
aaaw well done feli!!

Deboogle!.
10-17-2004, 07:18 PM
Congrats lefty! :yeah:

Jennay
10-17-2004, 07:24 PM
Feli :yippee: :bounce: :rocker2:

Carolinita
10-17-2004, 07:26 PM
Felicitaciones a Feliciano! :clap2: su primer título... :)

jazz_girl
10-17-2004, 08:03 PM
Congratulations Feli! :yeah:
I only got to see the last 5 games of the match, and I'm sorry I couldn't see the rest, but it looked like it was a great match!
Well done Cañas too :)

tangerine_dream
10-17-2004, 08:10 PM
When I was reading yesterday's "Canas def. Haas" thread today before the match, I thought that not many people expected that and some even gave Canas the title before he actually won it. Well, in analogy how somebody else here would prefer to say in such situations: "All those who thought that Lopez was just an easy fodder for Canas on his way to the title, EAT UP YOUR WORDS" ;) :tape: (sorry, I couldn't resist :p :angel: ) :hug:

Yup. And notice how those people are not here now. :p

This sounds like a match I'll have to buy on DVD. Thanks for your report, Neely. :yeah:

Yoda
10-17-2004, 08:42 PM
Well played F.Lo. Good to see a young solid lefty coming thru finally :clap2: :clap2:

alfonsojose
10-17-2004, 09:12 PM
Feliciano :yeah: now you can fight against Sharapova for more model contracts ;)

TennisLurker
10-17-2004, 09:29 PM
congrats to the backhandless metrosexual

Bilbo
10-17-2004, 10:40 PM
Willy wasn't at his best today. He was very disappointed after the match. Normally he must beat Lopez but today he wasn't at his best.

Willy :mad:

Havok
10-18-2004, 01:42 AM
:eek: I didn't even know Lopez had never won a professional title before. Well done for finally winning one.:yeah:

PerezRoldan
10-18-2004, 02:29 AM
Congratulations Feli on winning your first title, it's about time and this definitely could be a contender for best non Slam match of the year. The ironic thing is that Lopez has managed to beat Canas twice both in 5 sets.

PerezRoldan
10-18-2004, 02:30 AM
willy...you have already done the good job, but :sad: is this the first 5 sets rally match you lost this year? when you fight this final into 5th set, i thought u had already won that!

Yes, he has done a very good job, and he lost in the 1st round of the French Open to Gaudio in 5 sets.

heya
10-18-2004, 04:15 AM
:haha: :yeah: har har

Neely
10-18-2004, 12:02 PM
Willy wasn't at his best today. He was very disappointed after the match. Normally he must beat Lopez but today he wasn't at his best.
I agree, he couldn't play his best tennis in the final yesterday.

Daniel
10-19-2004, 07:11 AM
Congrats Feli :kiss:

Canas :sad: