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Blue Group: Andy qualifies as no.1, Marat and Tim play for spot no.2

KarstenBraasch#1
11-18-2004, 09:30 PM
:)

Havok
11-18-2004, 09:31 PM
Roddick and Safin should play every week.:worship: I love their matches, so fun to watch.

TheBoiledEgg
11-18-2004, 09:32 PM
so much fun :o
but we wont ever see them play on clay unless its a DC match in Moscow ;)

Havok
11-18-2004, 09:33 PM
It would have been fun if your OAF won:p. and I would have still highly enjoyed the match as well.:D

Jogg
11-18-2004, 09:33 PM
:sad: Marat
great match though.

David Kenzie
11-18-2004, 09:33 PM
If Coria beats Roddick in two sets (impossible) and Henman bt. Safin in two sets would he still qualify as no.1 ?

KarstenBraasch#1
11-18-2004, 09:35 PM
If Coria beats Roddick in two sets (impossible) and Henman bt. Safin in two sets would he still qualify as no.1 ?
Yes. :)

Lady
11-18-2004, 09:35 PM
They have a very nice rivarly! Especially if Marat learns how ti win close matches again! ;)

Congrats Andy!

And :bigcry: @ Marat! He had so many chances! :(

Havok
11-18-2004, 09:36 PM
They have a very nice rivarly! Especially if Marat learns how ti win close matches again! ;)

Congrats Andy!

And :bigcry: @ Marat! He had so many chances! :(
Things are still looking really good though, yes at times he was an OAF< but he played very well today so his form hasn't completely deserted him. He still has a good shot at making the semis.:) Hope he makes it.

Bibir
11-18-2004, 09:37 PM
So much fun all these TB! :help:

Congrats Andy! :o

Good luck hippo for tomorrow! :banana: :banana:

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Carito_90
11-18-2004, 09:38 PM
Hehe that's my man :)
Great match Andy!

and Marat played really really well too, congrats to him too :)

Jennay
11-18-2004, 09:39 PM
Andy and Marat :worship:

I love their matches and I can't wait to see more.
I hope Marat can make it further, he deserves it!

Bubble
11-18-2004, 09:40 PM
Marat needs a lesson on how to win tie-breaks... :o

Congrats Roddick, he played the big points well.

RonE
11-18-2004, 09:40 PM
Hmmmm...... now that Andy is no. 1 in his group I wonder if Roger will purposely tank his match against Moya just so that he could meet him in the semifinals and spoil Jim's party ;) :p

Seriously now- what an enjoyable match. It wasn't always the highest of quality. Marat OAFed a lot ( :( ) and Roddick made some ugly errors- but the indicator for me was those 3 set points that Andy saved in the 2nd set- that took huge balls. Say what you will about him, he is a Texan Tiger and a thoroughly deserved winner. Well done :yeah:

So it is now a knockout match between Henman and Safin to determine who goes home and who lives on....... nice!!! :D

CassL
11-18-2004, 09:44 PM
Maraaaaaaaaaat!!!!!!!!! :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry: You had so many chances!!!!! Please beat Henman because I want to see you in the semifinals.

Jogg
11-18-2004, 09:45 PM
So it is now a knockout match between Henman and Safin to determine who goes home and who lives on....... nice!!! :D

should be a good match

Space Cowgirl
11-18-2004, 09:47 PM
Awww Marat :sad:
He seemed to vary between brilliant and OAFish, but all props to Roddick, he upped his game when he came under pressure.
And the crowd was pretty good too, I thought, plenty of support for Marat as well

Bilbo
11-18-2004, 09:47 PM
Hmmmm...... now that Andy is no. 1 in his group I wonder if Roger will purposely tank his match against Moya just so that he could meet him in the semifinals and spoil Jim's party ;) :p

no because he is playing for $1.5 million like last year

The_Lion_Nl
11-18-2004, 09:47 PM
Yeah too bad for Safin, now we won't get the so highly anticipated Feds- Safin final anymore :sad:
but Feds my play Safin in the semis, that's good enough for me :eek:
It will be very interesting who makes the finals though, duck-potato match-up is in favor of potato 3-1, but I want duckie to make the finals, and Feds will have too defeat defeat Safin :sad:
But then we will have the ultimate duckhunt and Feds will shake duckie really badly in front of his homecrowd. He will be featherless for the rest of his life.

J. Corwin
11-18-2004, 09:48 PM
I enjoyed the match very much. :cool: I can watch them play match after match, all day long. :D

Great play and congrats. :banana:

RonE
11-18-2004, 09:50 PM
By the way- seeing as Andy is now #1 in his group no matter what the outcome of the other matches, does this mean that Roger is also #1 in his group seeing as he also won both his matches in straight sets?

Eve83
11-18-2004, 09:54 PM
Wow, that was a fun match!!! Loved it when Marat smiled to the camera during one break, very cute;)

Go Andy!!!

KarstenBraasch#1
11-18-2004, 09:55 PM
By the way- seeing as Andy is now #1 in his group no matter what the outcome of the other matches, does this mean that Roger is also #1 in his group seeing as he also won both his matches in straight sets?
No. :)

Check this thread: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=21621

Golfnduck
11-18-2004, 10:01 PM
I love their matches!!! Very high quality playing by both players. Congratulations to Andy for the win!!!

RonE
11-18-2004, 10:02 PM
No. :)

Check this thread: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=21621

Thanks :D :wavey:

Horatio Caine
11-18-2004, 10:10 PM
Come on Tim - beat Marat!

Tim and Marat tied on 2 wins each head-to-head.

Henman claimed the last match in straight sets in Indian Wells 2002 and went on to the final. He also beat Marat on 2 TIEBREAKS :devil: way back in 1999 on indoor hard.

Gonna be very interesting - depends who wants it most. Both players likely to be sooo nervous, Henman probably more so.

Who would the crowd want to win more?

Who do you think will win?

CassL
11-18-2004, 10:19 PM
I really like Henman and feel sorry for him sometimes, but he has to be sacrificed for Marat. Too bad the duck's in, hate him.

naiwen
11-18-2004, 10:30 PM
No. :)

Check this thread: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=21621

Why does Andy qualify as no. 1?
:confused:

Horatio Caine
11-18-2004, 10:35 PM
Andy qualifies as 1 because only 1 of Henman or Safin can post 2 wins and match him. Andy will win more %sets than the winner of Safin/Henman plus he has won their head-to-head encounters so he has to be 1.

naiwen
11-18-2004, 10:39 PM
thanks... :)

lina_seta
11-18-2004, 10:42 PM
ahh... andy just had to ruined it for me -_-
no more Roger-Safin finaaalll!!! .. race for next year No. 1 challenger versus defending champ

yes.. it has to be a final for it to be more meaningful... and also cuz we are tired of andy-roger finals... (that is.. if they get through everything)

drf716
11-19-2004, 12:48 AM
ahh... andy just had to ruined it for me -_-
no more Roger-Safin finaaalll!!! .. race for next year No. 1 challenger versus defending champ

yes.. it has to be a final for it to be more meaningful... and also cuz we are tired of andy-roger finals... (that is.. if they get through everything)
i dont think the hope is gone just yet! if marat beats henman, andy and marat meet in semis right????right??? or am I just wishing?

Fedex
11-19-2004, 01:10 AM
Hmmmm...... now that Andy is no. 1 in his group I wonder if Roger will purposely tank his match against Moya just so that he could meet him in the semifinals and spoil Jim's party ;) :p

Seriously now- what an enjoyable match. It wasn't always the highest of quality. Marat OAFed a lot ( :( ) and Roddick made some ugly errors- but the indicator for me was those 3 set points that Andy saved in the 2nd set- that took huge balls. Say what you will about him, he is a Texan Tiger and a thoroughly deserved winner. Well done :yeah:

So it is now a knockout match between Henman and Safin to determine who goes home and who lives on....... nice!!! :D
Even if Federer loses to Moya, he could still be #1 in his group.

Fedex
11-19-2004, 01:14 AM
Come on Tim - beat Marat!

Tim and Marat tied on 2 wins each head-to-head.

Henman claimed the last match in straight sets in Indian Wells 2002 and went on to the final. He also beat Marat on 2 TIEBREAKS :devil: way back in 1999 on indoor hard.

Gonna be very interesting - depends who wants it most. Both players likely to be sooo nervous, Henman probably more so.

Who would the crowd want to win more?

Who do you think will win?
I bet you like to remember that win he had over Marat, but you'd probably rather forget about the IW Finals match that year. ;)

Deboogle!.
11-19-2004, 01:23 AM
Who would the crowd want to win more?


I dunno! There were a LOT of british fans in Tim's match against Andy!

Fedex
11-19-2004, 01:33 AM
True, Henman has alot of fan support in Houston

Havok
11-19-2004, 01:41 AM
Every player pretty much has really good support from the Houston crowds. It's nice to see.:)

Deboogle!.
11-19-2004, 01:59 AM
Every player pretty much has really good support from the Houston crowds. It's nice to see.:)

My experience with the Houston crowds was that by and large they are tennis players. So they appreciate good tennis, no matter who is playing. Sure they have a special relationship with Andy and he's their favorite, but they love anyone who goes out there and plays well. By the end of the Claycourts this year, everyone LOVED Tommy b/c he showed a lot of heart all week long. They're open to anyone there - that was my experience anyway :)

Jorge
11-19-2004, 02:54 AM
Tim or Marat? I prefer Marat but if he wins his reward will be to face Roger in semis...

Daniel
11-19-2004, 06:14 AM
Vamos Marat
:)

Five
11-19-2004, 06:19 AM
Marat will easily overcome Tim ;) and will face Roger Federer in semifinal.It will be a great match 'cause victory is on Marat's side ;)

Carolinita
11-19-2004, 03:28 PM
i dont think the hope is gone just yet! if marat beats henman, andy and marat meet in semis right????right??? or am I just wishing?
No, if Marat beats Henman, he will play against Roger en semi ;)

Jogg
11-19-2004, 09:48 PM
Tim or Marat? go marat
sorry to tim he's done really well this year and i would really like to see him make the semis but not at the expense of marat