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Semifinal Saturday

10-18-2002, 07:32 PM
When the schedule comes out, it can be posted here :) Until then, here are the head-to-heads of the players:

Head to head: Fabrice Santoro vs Jiri Novak

Novak leads Santoro 2-1

1999: Stuttgart Outdoor--Clay (1R): Novak 7-6, 6-1
1999: US Open--Outdoor Hard (3R): Novak 6-1, 6-0, 5-1 ret.
2002: Dubai--Outdoor Hard (SF): Santoro 5-7, 6-3, 7-6

Head to Head: Sebastien Grosjean vs Andre Agassi

Grosjean leads Agassi 2-1

1998: US Open--Outdoor Hard (1R): Agassi 6-4, 6-1, 6-4
2001: Roland Garros--Clay (QF): Grosjean 1-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3
2001: Tennis Masters Cup--Indoor Hard (RR) Grosjean 6-3, 6-4

Good luck, Frenchmen! :D

10-18-2002, 07:38 PM
i hope so too

anyone but Novak in final will do me

10-18-2002, 07:40 PM
Allez Fabrice! :D
Allez Seb!:bounce:

10-18-2002, 07:42 PM
Possible final clashes:

Fabrice Santoro vs Sebastien Grosjean

Santoro leads Grosjean 8-2 :eek:

1997: Marseille--Hard (1R): Santoro 6-4, 5-7, 6-1
1999: Copenhagen--Indoor Carpet (SF): Santoro 1-6, 6-2, 6-0
1999: Rome--Clay (1R): Santoro 7-6, 7-6
1999: Roland Garros--Clay (1R): Grosjean 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-1
1999: US Open--Hard (1R): Santoro 5-7, 6-4, 6-4, 1-6, 7-6
2000: TMS Hamburg--Clay (1R): Grosjean 7-5, 7-6
2000: TMS Cincinnati--Hard (1R): Santoro 6-2, 6-3
2001: Halle--Grass (2R): Santoro 7-5, 7-5
2002: Dubai--Hard (2R): Santoro 6-2, 7-5
2002: TMS Indian Wells--Hard (1R): Santoro 6-3, 4-6, 7-5

10-18-2002, 07:47 PM
Fabrice Santoro vs Andre Agassi

Tied 3-3

1991: Key Biscayne--Hard (1R): Agassi 7-6, 4-6, 7-5
1991: Indianapolis--Hard (3R): Santoro 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
1994: Indian Wells--Hard (2R): Santoro 6-4, 7-6
1999: TMS Canada--Hard (QF): Agassi 6-0, 6-3
1999: Washington--Hard (QF): Agassi 6-4, 7-5
2001: TMS Hamburg--Clay (2R): Santoro 6-3, 5-7, 6-4

10-18-2002, 07:48 PM
Allez Sebastien!:D Take agassi out!:D

10-18-2002, 07:50 PM
Jiri Novak vs Sebastien Grosjean

Tied 2-2

2000: TMS Indian Wells--Hard (1R): Grosjean 6-2, 6-2
2002: Davis Cup FRA vs CZE--Indoor Carpet (QF): Novak 3-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1
2002: TMS Monte Carlo--Clay (3R): Grosjean 6-1, 7-6
2002: TMS Canada--Hard (QF): Novak 7-5, 6-3

10-18-2002, 07:50 PM
Allez la france!!!! :D

10-18-2002, 07:53 PM
Jiri Novak vs Andre Agassi

Agassi leads Novak 4-0 (Oh, God, no!)

1999: Australian Open--Hard (3R): Agassi 6-3, 6-2, 6-1
1999: TMS Cincinnati--Hard (3R): Agassi 7-6, 7-6
2000: Davis Cup USA vs CZE--Hard (QF): Agassi 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
2002: TMS Rome--Clay (SF): Agassi 7-5, 6-4

PLEASE Frenchies get to the final!!

10-18-2002, 07:56 PM
Allez Sebastien and Fabrice!!! Make up for Juanqui's loss today!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

10-18-2002, 08:01 PM
That's the spirit!

10-18-2002, 08:10 PM
Order of Play:

Pista Central
Matches Start at 1:30 PM
(2)A. Agassi (USA) vs. (7)S. Grosjean (FRA)

Not before 4:00 PM
(11)J. Novak (CZE) vs. (Q)F. Santoro (FRA)
(2)M. Bhupathi/M. Mirnyi vs. (3)J. Bjorkman/T. Woodbridge

Ma. Estefania
10-18-2002, 10:35 PM
Go Jiri!!!!

But mainly GO!!! to anyone that can avoid to have Agassi in the finals!

Keep Agassi's butt outta finals please!

10-18-2002, 10:39 PM
Good luck Sebas and Santoro!!!! :D

10-18-2002, 11:21 PM
errrrr go Seb

10-18-2002, 11:36 PM
Though slightly altered, the same content is still here. Agassi is such an ass :fiery:

Agassi, Grosjean advance to semifinals at TMS Madrid
October 18, 2002

MADRID (Ticker) - It was one of those perfect days for Andre Agassi as the second-seeded American dispatched No. 5 Juan Carlos Ferrero, 6-3, 6-2, Friday in the quarterfinals of the $2.33 million Tennis Masters Series - Madrid.

Showing off his brilliant groundstrokes, Agassi ushered out the last remaining Spaniard in the draw in 1 hour, 14 minutes.

"There are days that go that well, you hit the ball and it falls into place. It has been a great day for me," Agassi said. "I felt I wasn't just playing well, but that everything was going my way. I expected it to be very hard and I have worked hard thinking about it."

"He played very strong, without any unforced errors," Ferrero said. "The ball here flies very fast. Everthing went quickly. I tried to play very well but he played better."

The 32-year-old American lost their only previous meeting in the quarterfinals of the French Open in June. But that encounter came on clay, not an indoor hard court like the one at the Rockodromo.

"Maybe this is more my element than Ferrero's. It's a lot different on clay, but Ferrero should take the way I played today as a compliment," Agassi said. "Playing Ferrero in Paris meant I was much better prepared to play him here. Experience has taught me to use my disappointments to get better rather than to get discouraged."

Agassi, who is tied for the ATP lead in titles this year with four, will play seventh seed Sebastien Grosjean of France in the semifinals.

"(Grosjean) is a good counter-puncher with really good firepower," said the U.S. Open runner-up, who lost two of their three encounters. "He has a great game and is very fast, so I'll have to be aggressive and be in control."

Grosjean stopped Argentine qualifier Agustin Calleri's brilliant run Friday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) victory.

"It was a very hard game, but both of us wanted to reach the semifinals and it's always going to be hard at this stage of any competition," Grosjean said.

The 24-year-old Frenchman finished last year one of the hottest players on the tour, winning the Tennis Masters Series event in Paris and appearing in the final of the Tennis Masters Cup in Sydney, but he has seen mixed results in 2002. He still seeks his first trip to a final this year after a semifinal finish in Rotterdam and the TMS Monte Carlo.

Calleri's outstanding week came to an end. He had won two qualifying matches before upsetting James Blake, second seed Marat Safin and Australian Open winner Thomas Johansson in consecutive straight-sets victories.

"I beat some Grand Slam champions," Calleri said. "My level has been great. It gives me the proof that I can compete in any tournament."

Pushing to qualify for the elite eight-man field of the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, No. 11 Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic overcame Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. With the win, he tied Tim Henman and Carlos Moya for sixth place on the ATP Champions Race standings.

"It's not only me, but a lot of players are fighting to go to the Masters," Novak said. "It's great to be in the running, but it's not over yet. I don't want to say Paris will be decisive for Shanghai because there are competitions (next week) in Basel, St. Petersburg and Stockholm, so every match is important for everyone during the next two weeks."

The 27-year-old Czech raised his game to another level in the third set, winning every point on serve and breaking Srichaphan in the fifth game.

"I didn't realize I'd done that," Novak said. "But it's not the most important thing. You still have to make a break or you can slip up in the tiebreak."

On Saturday, Novak will square off against French qualifier Fabrice Santoro, who upended No. 12 Roger Federer, 7-5, 6-3.

The winner Sunday will receive $402,000 and 100 ranking points.

10-18-2002, 11:49 PM
compliment my ass, prick :fiery:

10-19-2002, 12:46 AM
I guess it doesn't matter when you have the umpire on your side all the time.:rolleyes:

10-19-2002, 04:11 AM
SANTORO AND SEB HAVE PLAYED EACH OTHER 10 TIMES?? thats so many!!!!!!!! if they both win today then their head to head doesnt look too good for seb...:S

hey tennishack, where did u get that article?

10-19-2002, 04:32 AM
Originally posted by esther
SANTORO AND SEB HAVE PLAYED EACH OTHER 10 TIMES?? thats so many!!!!!!!! if they both win today then their head to head doesnt look too good for seb...:S

hey tennishack, where did u get that article?

Actually, their official record is 9-2--they faced each other in a Challenger in '97 but I didn't think that was relavent to the conversation :angel:

I got that article from Yahoo (

10-19-2002, 04:36 AM
tennis hack:
hehe no i was replying to a previous msg
11 times?!!!!!
oh ok, you got it from yahoo...thanks (article!)

King Aaron
10-19-2002, 06:16 AM
Go Jonas and Todd! :D

10-19-2002, 12:00 PM
agassi 6-4 :(

10-19-2002, 01:16 PM
agassi def seb 6-4 3-6 6-4

10-19-2002, 01:37 PM
wow, Agassi's too good right now! Go Agassi, win the title!

10-19-2002, 01:59 PM
Congrats Agassi :) :)

Sebas :( :(

10-19-2002, 02:22 PM
Fabrice is 2-4 down in the first set :(

10-19-2002, 02:32 PM
Mr Nobody 6-2 :mad: :(

that makes it Carlos is in deep trouble
he messed it up himself
he had Novak by the balls and blew it :mad:

10-19-2002, 02:43 PM

Fight back Fabrice!!!

10-19-2002, 03:09 PM
6-2 5-4

Well, i agree with Aaron, go Jonas & Todd :D

10-19-2002, 03:10 PM
Novak d Grosjean 6-2 6-4

Chloe le Bopper
10-19-2002, 03:35 PM
Originally posted by Niminator
Novak d Grosjean 6-2 6-4

Poor Grosjean! Losing to Agassi AND Novak on the same day :sad:


10-19-2002, 04:58 PM
You cannot be serious!

Madrid final......Agassi and Novak??!!


10-19-2002, 06:31 PM
for real huh Lily! i wanted like a Agassi Vs. Safin final! :)

10-19-2002, 06:55 PM
I'm for Andre all the way in final

2002 has been to much of a Mr Nobody year already

10-19-2002, 09:07 PM
Actually I think it's quite rude and unfair to call Jiri a Mr. Nobody. In fact no GRAND SLAM WINNER OR any player with results as CONSISTENT as Jiri's should be called so.

Frankly I am tired of andre agASSi in finals. Hopefully Lleyton or somebody else will kick his butt in Paris. Certainly won't be Safin. :rolleyes:

10-19-2002, 10:21 PM
It seems agassi didn't forget his *cough* happy pills this tournament.

Ma. Estefania
10-19-2002, 11:06 PM
I agree with Martinatreue, I think that Jiri has done quite enough to be respected a little bit more, maybe the fact is that he's not too well-known as other players of our preference, because I think that he has like a "low-profile"; but anyway he doesn't deserve to be called like that, I'm not a fan of him, but it shows disrespect to called him like that.

10-20-2002, 12:07 AM
Agassi needs to retire along with Sampras! :angel:

10-20-2002, 07:01 AM
hehe i agree...but knock hewitt off the top spot first :)
arent we just so patriotic? ;)

J. Corwin
10-20-2002, 07:23 AM
Agassi should beat Novak fairly easily...:-x

Of course I shouldn't say that too quickly. But I definitely will be cheering for Andre all the way!!:bounce: