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Hippo vs. Rumplestiltskin- who will win?

RonE
11-06-2004, 05:24 PM
They way he has been playing and keeping his mind together- Safin. He has the weapons, he has the moves. Radek is not an easy customer, it will be tough but if Marat keeps it together I see him lifting the trophy tomorrow.

TaTaaa
11-06-2004, 05:25 PM
SAFIN SAFIN SAFIN!!!
:clap2: :clap2:

Aleksa's Laydee
11-06-2004, 05:26 PM
marat :D

Purple Rainbow
11-06-2004, 05:36 PM
You should have called this thread:

Who's betta playing, Round #1, Stepanek vs. Safin!
;)

Anyways, Safin should win this one. Easily.
But things tend not to come wasy for the oaf, so who knows really.....

The_Lion_Nl
11-06-2004, 05:36 PM
Safin all the way :rocker2: :rocker2: :rocker2:
I know this stipleneck guy beat him in Moscow but those where different circumstances, and now Marat seems in cruise control mode so he will win tomorow for sure :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

rue
11-06-2004, 06:03 PM
Safin can do it, he just needs one more match and he is home and dry

maratski
11-06-2004, 06:07 PM
I hope marat wins tomorrow, but I won't get my hopes up yet. The oaf tought me to stop doing that ;)

Jessi
11-06-2004, 06:58 PM
Marat says the ankle "will not be a problem tomorrow" :yeah:


DAVAI MARAT!!! :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
11-06-2004, 07:01 PM
you know how the story of Rumpelstilskin goes ;)

say Rumpelstilskin 3 times and he disappears ;)

now tomorrow, Marat has to win 3 sets
win the 1st and say "Rumpelstilskin"
repeat it again taking the 2nd, and finally winning the 3rd.

Game Set and Match.

sounds simple right ???

Black Adam
11-06-2004, 07:02 PM
safin without second thought

RonE
11-06-2004, 07:08 PM
you know how the story of Rumpelstilskin goes ;)

say Rumpelstilskin 3 times and he disappears ;)

now tomorrow, Marat has to win 3 sets
win the 1st and say "Rumpelstilskin"
repeat it again taking the 2nd, and finally winning the 3rd.

Game Set and Match.

sounds simple right ???

:haha: I never thought of it like that ;)

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 07:18 PM
Rumplestiltskin for 3 reasons: -

(a) He has got the better of Safin a few weeks ago, in front of a Russian crowd!

(b) Rumplestiltskin plays serve and volley and Safin doesn't cope too well against that strategy.

(c) Safin's ankle may get worse over night - the sort of injury that does often do that.

*Ljubica*
11-06-2004, 07:26 PM
Good Luck Marat - just hope he doesn't underestimate Rumplestiltskin :) This match is a true case of "beauty and the beast" though isn't it?

Fergie
11-06-2004, 07:26 PM
Marat will win this match :banana:

Vass
11-06-2004, 07:28 PM
If the ankle is okay (I realy hope it is) Marat should win in three sets. With one tie-break.
Let's face it:
1. It's BERCY. The tourney loves MArat, and Marat loves teh tourney.
2. It's best of 5 sets. Do you see Marat losing to Stepanek in 5 sets? And in Stepaneks first career final? I can't picture it.
3. Marat is playing too well.

My only worry is Marat's ankle.

Chloe le Bopper
11-06-2004, 08:13 PM
I guess that I will be one of 5 people rooting for Stepanek tomorrow :p

Denise
11-06-2004, 08:46 PM
:rocker2: C'mon MARATTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!! We're with ya!!!! ;) :rocker2:

Crazy_Fool
11-06-2004, 08:49 PM
Come on Marat :rocker:

Habsudovafan
11-06-2004, 08:57 PM
As much as i like Marat i have a strange feeling saying Radek :devil: :devil:

Denise
11-06-2004, 09:01 PM
Marat 22 votes, Radek 1 vote :lol:

maratski
11-06-2004, 09:03 PM
Marat 22 votes, Radek 1 vote :lol:

Votes don't say a thing. Marat has been the favourite before and lost. AO 2002 anyone? ;) :sad:

tennisman.
11-06-2004, 09:29 PM
Marat if he plays he's best but you never know if he starts oafing then Stepanek ha's a chance

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 09:32 PM
Marat 22 votes, Radek 1 vote :lol:

I was the one who gave him the 1 vote - guess that makes me a :retard: then! :haha:

RonE
11-06-2004, 09:37 PM
This match is a true case of "beauty and the beast" though isn't it?

No, you must be thinking about his semifinal against Max :lol:

Horatio Caine
11-06-2004, 09:40 PM
No, you must be thinking about his semifinal against Max :lol:

:haha: Poor old Radek!

Corey Feldman
11-06-2004, 09:43 PM
safin in 4 :yeah:

bad gambler
11-06-2004, 09:51 PM
overall class prevails - safin is really making a late season charge...back to back masters titles

RPH
11-06-2004, 09:51 PM
Well Marat should thrash Radek ;)

But Radek is having a Portas like week although he's had a OK ride to the final
Spadea, Youzhny and Mirnyi while good players aren't in Safin's level

Safin winning his 2nd TMS in 2 weeks

Space Cowgirl
11-06-2004, 10:12 PM
RonE, did you think up that Rumplestiltskin nickname? The commentator here mentioned it during his match this evening, so it seems it's pretty well-known!

RonE
11-06-2004, 10:21 PM
RonE, did you think up that Rumplestiltskin nickname? The commentator here mentioned it during his match this evening, so it seems it's pretty well-known!

Really?? What channel was it on? I never heard any commentators call him that. It is just the first thing that popped into my head when I thought about his name.

Space Cowgirl
11-06-2004, 10:32 PM
Really?? What channel was it on? I never heard any commentators call him that. It is just the first thing that popped into my head when I thought about his name.

:eek:
Man, you're famous now!!! It was on Premiere (German equivalent of Sky Sports), the commentator said it was Rumplestiltskin v The Beast. Hey, proof that people in the media read MTF :D

BaselineSmash
11-06-2004, 10:39 PM
:eek:
Man, you're famous now!!! It was on Premiere (German equivalent of Sky Sports), the commentator said it was Rumplestiltskin v The Beast. Hey, proof that people in the media read MTF :D

I often get that impression when listening to our Sky commentators.

Chloe le Bopper
11-06-2004, 10:49 PM
Hey, proof that people in the media read MTF

We already had that.... see the "Voltchkov says Team Argentine is on Drugs!" controversy.

drf716
11-06-2004, 10:53 PM
I hope marat wins tomorrow, but I won't get my hopes up yet. The oaf tought me to stop doing that ;)
is that why you have 0$ vcash? hehehe!

merle
11-06-2004, 10:54 PM
Hey, proof that people in the media read MTF :D

Oh yeah, like we didn't know that already! :lol: :rolls:

Bubble
11-06-2004, 11:11 PM
just an interesting stat,

Round 2; Safin trails Lubjcic 1-2 in head to head and he levelled it to 2-2 with the win.

Round 3: Safin trails Melzer 0-1 in H2H and he levelled it to 1-1 .

QF: Safin trails Hewitt 4-5 in H2H and he levelled it to 5-5.

SF: Safin and Canas are levelled at 2-2 and now its 3-2 in favor of Safin.

F: Safin trails Stepanek 0-1

Jessi
11-06-2004, 11:19 PM
Interesting indeed. Thanks Bubble. Lets hope the trend continues tomorrow :D

Havok
11-07-2004, 01:23 AM
This is gonna be one hell of a boring match I believe.:yawn: Go Safin.:)

WyveN
11-07-2004, 02:49 AM
Stepanek has a game that can potentially frustrate Safin; not much pace, volleys well, mixes it up, good serve. But I think Safin is playing to well so should win this one.

Carolinita
11-07-2004, 02:57 AM
Marat will win....one crossed backhand, one parallel backhand and goodbye Stepanek :fiery:

Chloe le Bopper
11-07-2004, 03:01 AM
Stepanek has a game that can potentially frustrate Safin; not much pace, volleys well, mixes it up, good serve. But I think Safin is playing to well so should win this one.
It's nice to see Stepanek get some dues after 30 some odd posts of "Marat has it in the bag unless he goes OAF on us!" :p

I agree with your assessment, based on the whole 5 minutes of tennis that I've seen this week ;)

Billabong
11-07-2004, 04:35 AM
GO Marat, you can do it:D! A Madrid-Paris duo would be great:banana:!!!

superpinkone37
11-07-2004, 04:54 AM
good luck marat!! :bounce:

Daniel
11-07-2004, 06:36 AM
Safin :D

RonE
11-07-2004, 07:52 AM
:eek:
Man, you're famous now!!! It was on Premiere (German equivalent of Sky Sports), the commentator said it was Rumplestiltskin v The Beast. Hey, proof that people in the media read MTF :D

Good God! I see I should be more careful of what I say :scared: ;)

Action Jackson
11-07-2004, 07:56 AM
This is gonna be one hell of a boring match I believe.:yawn: Go Safin.:)

No more boring than some of your posts. :)