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Auckland Q1: Hrbaty def. Riba 6-4 6-2

Action Jackson
01-07-2012, 03:17 AM
What a legend Domo is. He there here doing commentating for Sky Sports and decided to enter the singles.

Riba is funny.

sammy01
01-07-2012, 03:20 AM
didnt know he still had a ranking. good on him

Sauletekis
01-07-2012, 03:26 AM
I know Riba is baaaad in Hardcourts, but losing like this to an half retired player... there is no words.

Ibracadabra
01-07-2012, 03:34 AM
hrbaty isn't actually half retired, he has announced his retirement about 4 times but just keeps on playing lol

Sauletekis
01-07-2012, 03:38 AM
It seems the perfect defenition of an half retired player to me...

motorhead
01-07-2012, 04:24 AM
:haha:

Snowwy
01-07-2012, 04:26 AM
Glad to see Hrbaty win here.

tommyg6
01-07-2012, 04:27 AM
Riba = early candidate for MUG of the month for january, lol.

Ibracadabra
01-07-2012, 04:51 AM
Semi retired would imply he doesn't play often, he's just in denial

Sauletekis
01-07-2012, 05:07 AM
Playing challengers in Slovakia doesn't mean playing often, me thinks.

SVK
01-07-2012, 05:15 AM
Can you actually fix a match in QR1 and make a decent amount of money? I doubt, it might be a tank...but this is Riba and hardcourts + Hrbaty was actually playing very good last year (after he didn´t play some months either) so this is not that surprising at all...surprising was when I saw him on the scoreboard, I had no idea he is playing again.

Action Jackson
01-07-2012, 05:27 AM
Can you actually fix a match in QR1 and make a decent amount of money? I doubt, it might be a tank...but this is Riba and hardcourts + Hrbaty was actually playing very good last year (after he didn´t play some months either) so this is not that surprising at all...surprising was when I saw him on the scoreboard, I had no idea he is playing again.

No fix at all. He is there commentating as I said in the OP.

Sauletekis
01-07-2012, 05:30 AM
Can you actually fix a match in QR1 and make a decent amount of money? I doubt, it might be a tank...but this is Riba and hardcourts + Hrbaty was actually playing very good last year (after he didn´t play some months either) so this is not that surprising at all...surprising was when I saw him on the scoreboard, I had no idea he is playing again.

How can you say we was playing very good last year? Local tournaments? That's the only think you must be talking about.

Last year at professional level, he only played 2 tournaments, 5 matches. 3 W - 2 L.

Ibracadabra
01-07-2012, 05:31 AM
hope everyone got hrbaty @ 2.8

Kolya
01-07-2012, 05:33 AM
Hrbaty :yeah: One of my favs.

Sauletekis
01-07-2012, 05:37 AM
I'm surprised how still didn't no one talked about this "weak era" and how an almost retired player from the 90's kick the ass of a 23 year old top 100!!!

C'mon MTF, where are you?

KaiserT
01-07-2012, 05:41 AM
Riba was awful vs Paire in Chennai at the start of this week, his mental application was also dire, being very very quick to give up.

Hrbaty is still playing tennis regularly, has been commentating there as mentioned... was probably nice and relaxed and his clean hitting exposing the half arsed hack dirtballer.

tjohansson
01-07-2012, 05:55 AM
Wow. Didn't even know he was still going. Good on him. (The Stepanek Clone) they look similar to me.

n8
01-07-2012, 06:14 AM
Not bad Hrbaty.

Pirata.
01-07-2012, 06:26 AM
I'm surprised how still didn't no one talked about this "weak era" and how an almost retired player from the 90's kick the ass of a 23 year old top 100!!!

C'mon MTF, where are you?

It's Riba on hard courts :shrug:

Kat_YYZ
01-07-2012, 06:28 AM
Hrbaty?! I thought he retired in 2009! :eek:

HKz
01-07-2012, 06:40 AM
Hrbaty? I had to check my eyes and check the date of the first post. Well, certainly isn't surprising. Life must be so boring for professional tennis players off the court, they know nothing but tennis!

I'm surprised how still didn't no one talked about this "weak era" and how an almost retired player from the 90's kick the ass of a 23 year old top 100!!!

C'mon MTF, where are you?

I know man! This old man, this joke of a player is 2:1 over Federer and 3:1 over Nadal. Wow what a mug era! The two supposedly best players of this generation have losing records to this guy? Man what an era bro!

Luinir
01-07-2012, 07:34 AM
Hrbaty is very talented player and still not too old (he's younger than Schuettler who plays still full time schedule). Plus, he was very professional on his career, so he's still fit. Not surprising. Winnable second round against Artem Sitak as well.

Li Ching Yuen
01-07-2012, 08:27 AM
The same Riba won a 5-setter against Carsten Ball in the same month last year.

You can imagine the comedy relief that the Aussie Seinfeld is.

n8
01-07-2012, 08:46 AM
That's a nice surprise.

Nathaliia
01-07-2012, 10:17 AM
Riba has been long time injured and can't play on hard, Dom is an Auckland king which has been proven again.

It's not like Hrbaty has no contact with tennis at all, he is a regular player in European leagues where he plays Riba suchlikes and more demanding opponents on daily basis.

Sombrerero loco
01-07-2012, 11:57 AM
riba :facepalm: you shouldnt play on hcs...

nole_no1
01-07-2012, 12:27 PM
riba :facepalm: you shouldnt play on hcs...

I think he won't play anymore after this disaster :lol:

SVK
01-07-2012, 02:02 PM
How can you say we was playing very good last year? Local tournaments? That's the only think you must be talking about.

Last year at professional level, he only played 2 tournaments, 5 matches. 3 W - 2 L.

Yes, I saw him in a Slovak challenger, I thought it would be a classic Hrbaty´s pre-retirement mugformance he pulled out many times in his previous matches, but he was actually playing some stunning tennis there.

asmazif
01-07-2012, 02:28 PM
best THING ever

Sham Kay
01-07-2012, 02:40 PM
I'm surprised how still didn't no one talked about this "weak era" and how an almost retired player from the 90's kick the ass of a 23 year old top 100!!!

C'mon MTF, where are you?

Might be less a case of weak era and more a case of weak Riba.

RIboy
01-07-2012, 02:44 PM
btw. Dominator is 1,5 fav against mighty Artem Sitak :worship:

EddceLLent
01-07-2012, 02:51 PM
How do you pronounce Hrbaty?

Li Ching Yuen
01-07-2012, 03:05 PM
How do you pronounce Hrbaty?

The closest an English speaker could get is probably: Hurr-ba-tee.

Sauletekis
01-07-2012, 03:11 PM
Might be less a case of weak era and more a case of weak Riba.

I know dude, I was being sarcastic about some trolls here that are always talking about how weak this era is, bla bla bla...

Nixer
01-08-2012, 01:46 AM
btw. Dominator is 1,5 fav against mighty Artem Sitak :worship:

didn't help much, 36 46