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Scud loses as expected

robinhood
03-12-2005, 12:56 AM
Too bad, Mark.
Losing the first set was tough, but totally bombing out like that in the second set was pathetic!
Will he ever find his form?
Looking doubtful every minute....

tennis4eva
03-12-2005, 01:07 AM
:sad: I've given up on him.

PaulieM
03-12-2005, 01:16 AM
call me crazy but i thought he actually might win this one. now i'm seriously pissed at him, i get more and more frustrated each time. come on stupid!

Daniel
03-12-2005, 01:17 AM
Mark :rolleyes:

Billabong
03-12-2005, 01:17 AM
:sad::o

robinhood
03-12-2005, 01:22 AM
Perhaps he should have gone through the qualifying to get some matches under his belt before playing the main draw.
But then who's to say he WOULD have actually made it through the qualies?
tsk, tsk, tsk....

Andrew.
03-12-2005, 01:40 AM
His decline and current form reminds me of Jelena Dokic, minus the daddie beating dynamic.

flip_fan
03-12-2005, 01:59 AM
...... oh the pain....

Sjengster
03-12-2005, 02:10 AM
Well, as ever with Philippoussis it's a case of live by the serve, die by the serve - he served a double on the opening point of the tiebreak that meant he went down 3-0, won six points in a row and then served another double at 6-5 with the set on his racket. Carraz had been playing quite well up to then, evidently (he had four breakpoints earlier in the set at 5-5), and he stayed secure on serve and didn't give the Scud a look-in.

Fergie
03-12-2005, 02:22 AM
Oh Mark loses again :rolleyes:

Smankyou
03-12-2005, 02:48 AM
What will Alexis think?

He shouldn't have been given a wildcard. Qualifiers will do him some good.

flip_fan
03-12-2005, 02:56 AM
What will Alexis think?

He shouldn't have been given a wildcard. Qualifiers will do him some good.

i dont think alexis would care... she's already been through hell in australia with the hopman cup drama... she's engaged to him and supports him.

i definately agree he should never have gotten the WC. He knows he needs matches, i would be disappointed if he doesnt play a challenger soon. There's no shame in it, agassi did it, heaps of players do when they are struggling to find form.

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES MARK! ... you need serious help...

superpinkone37
03-12-2005, 03:14 AM
Its like, I am surprised, but then when you really think about it...I guess its not that surprising that he has lost, once again...

amarantha
03-12-2005, 03:40 AM
not surprising! He needs to play more matches, I agree he should have played the quallies.

Scotso
03-12-2005, 03:51 AM
Waste of an otherwise good WC.

flip_fan
03-12-2005, 03:51 AM
well... it appears he's using a new Head racquet (didnt help him much today :()

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v50/jillian83/mp_wells01.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v50/jillian83/mp_wells02.jpg

... at least he's trying different things.

azza
03-12-2005, 05:43 AM
Markus!:(

Chloe le Bopper
03-12-2005, 06:08 AM
Waste of an otherwise good WC.
Most of the WCs were "wastes" in this regard. Including the one given to Kuznetsov (sp?) :p

Monfils won though :angel:

JeLuliA88
03-12-2005, 06:20 AM
Surprise, surprise... he loses again. looks like his mind is on other things, he should just like give up already. why make yourself even more miserable mark?

Experimentee
03-12-2005, 09:22 AM
At least its easy vcash now. I've made a bit recently. You know its pretty much a certainty his opponents will win :lol:

Joey_82
03-12-2005, 06:54 PM
he's getting married soon, isn't he. Maybe thats why.
Why did he have to loose again...

Kristen
03-13-2005, 01:25 AM
He's almost crap enough for me to consider taking him on as a favourite and adding him to my signature :hug:

robinhood
03-13-2005, 01:28 AM
He's almost crap enough for me to consider taking him on as a favourite and adding him to my signature :hug:

I salute you for sticking by your players through all the ups and downs (well, mostly downs, sorry). :worship:

mangoes
03-13-2005, 01:33 AM
Perhaps he should have gone through the qualifying to get some matches under his belt before playing the main draw.
But then who's to say he WOULD have actually made it through the qualies?
tsk, tsk, tsk....


LOLOLOLOLOLOL..........................

Kristen
03-13-2005, 02:40 AM
hehe robinhood... its all good. I first liked them for their 'underdog' status...and personalities :D I have a bit of faith in Michael and Jurgen... but the other guys scare the hell out of me :tape: esp. Alex and all his injuries :rolleyes: Go Scud! *he's the one that got me into Popp actually... back in that unfortunate Wimbledon QF 2003 ;) I desperately wanted to see the Aussie crash and burn :lol: because that's the kind of patriot I am ;)

flip_fan
03-13-2005, 09:00 AM
Despite his troubles, he aint gonna give in just yet.... this news has just been released..

Making a comeback

Mark Philippoussis, the high-profile former Wimbledon and U.S. Open runner-up who is trying to rebound from another injury, has taken a wild card into the $100,000 Pro Tennis World Open challenger tournament, which begins Tuesday at the Sunrise Tennis Center.

Philippoussis, who has played only three matches this year after injuring an adductor muscle in January, has seen his ranking drop to 191 after winning only 11 of 30 matches in 2004. But he is still a drawing card for most tournaments.

Philippoussis got a wild card into Indian Wells last week but lost in the first round to Gregory Carraz of France.
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Im a huge fan and critic of mark, and its been horrible to watch mark struggle the past 12 months, but i also admire him more now then ever before... he has been completely bagged out by the press, ppl have written him off and keep saying to quit (most of u on this forum included)... but despite all this he's sticking to it. He is looking alot more healthy, and is now playing a challenger event so there is no ego problems. I truly hope he turns things around and we get to see mark play the great tennis he is capable of, it will be a special and remarkable comeback for mark (some of you may not care, but his fans will appreaciate the effort).

He is not perfect, he has never been the "smartest" of players, but when all hope seems lost he fights back and surprises his critics... i hope he can achieve this once again!

CooCooCachoo
03-13-2005, 09:06 AM
Like I already said beforehand, they were wasting a WC on Mark, when a good junior could have received it.

CooCooCachoo
03-13-2005, 09:08 AM
Im a huge fan and critic of mark, and its been horrible to watch mark struggle the past 12 months, but i also admire him more now then ever before... he has been completely bagged out by the press, ppl have written him off and keep saying to quit (most of u on this forum included)... but despite all this he's sticking to it. He is looking alot more healthy, and is now playing a challenger event so there is no ego problems. I truly hope he turns things around and we get to see mark play the great tennis he is capable of, it will be a special and remarkable comeback for mark (some of you may not care, but his fans will appreaciate the effort).

He is not perfect, he has never been the "smartest" of players, but when all hope seems lost he fights back and surprises his critics... i hope he can achieve this once again!

I don't think he should quit. But he should definitely be out there in the Challengers right now. So it is good that he's playing one. But he could always get WCs for tournaments like Queen's, Nottingham and even Wimbledon... I don't think that is very fair, if he doesn't improve.

flip_fan
03-13-2005, 09:21 AM
I don't think he should quit. But he should definitely be out there in the Challengers right now. So it is good that he's playing one. But he could always get WCs for tournaments like Queen's, Nottingham and even Wimbledon... I don't think that is very fair, if he doesn't improve.

i agree. At this moment in time he hasnt produced the tennis to deserve a WC.... it has also just been announced he's gotten a WC into miami... not too happy about that, but maybe (hopefully) playing the challenger event the week before will impact positively somehow on his performance at NASDAQ-100.

He wont be able to continue getting WC's if he doesnt show improvement soon...

robinhood
03-13-2005, 09:29 AM
hehe robinhood... its all good. I first liked them for their 'underdog' status...and personalities :D I have a bit of faith in Michael and Jurgen... but the other guys scare the hell out of me :tape: esp. Alex and all his injuries :rolleyes: Go Scud! *he's the one that got me into Popp actually... back in that unfortunate Wimbledon QF 2003 ;) I desperately wanted to see the Aussie crash and burn :lol: because that's the kind of patriot I am ;)

Well, B_G, I've taken a closer look at the names of the players in your signature, and I don't even recognize some of them. I think it's great that you are endorsing these small-name players as we all should as tennis fans.

As for Mark, well, I hope he regains his form again. Judging by some of the more recent posts here, I guess that he is playing in the Challengers straight away, which he should, no question about it. But what was up with you during 2003 Wimbledon? :eek:

CooCooCachoo
03-13-2005, 09:35 AM
He's almost crap enough for me to consider taking him on as a favourite and adding him to my signature :hug:

:lol: That would mean I could too ;)

Maybe we should also add Corretja? ;)

robinhood
03-13-2005, 09:39 AM
Im a huge fan and critic of mark, and its been horrible to watch mark struggle the past 12 months, but i also admire him more now then ever before... he has been completely bagged out by the press, ppl have written him off and keep saying to quit (most of u on this forum included)... but despite all this he's sticking to it. He is looking alot more healthy, and is now playing a challenger event so there is no ego problems. I truly hope he turns things around and we get to see mark play the great tennis he is capable of, it will be a special and remarkable comeback for mark (some of you may not care, but his fans will appreaciate the effort).

He is not perfect, he has never been the "smartest" of players, but when all hope seems lost he fights back and surprises his critics... i hope he can achieve this once again!

It must not be the happiest time to be the flip_fan right now. But cheer up, man. Even though many of us here seem more than ready to dismiss Mark completely, once he gets back on track, he'll garner many many supports. Hopefully, he'll achieve that before too late.

robinhood
03-13-2005, 09:44 AM
:lol: That would mean I could too ;)

Maybe we should also add Corretja? ;)

Goodness, CooCooCachoo! I salute you as well for sticking by your players through all the ups and downs, downs, downs.... some more downs and a major period of anonymity, too! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Kristen
03-13-2005, 11:58 PM
Well, B_G, I've taken a closer look at the names of the players in your signature, and I don't even recognize some of them. I think it's great that you are endorsing these small-name players as we all should as tennis fans.

As for Mark, well, I hope he regains his form again. Judging by some of the more recent posts here, I guess that he is playing in the Challengers straight away, which he should, no question about it. But what was up with you during 2003 Wimbledon? :eek:
:lol: I didn't know who Oliver Marach was until the aus open ^_^ He has a great game I think, but he's ranked around 190. Michael Ryderstedt is an up and coming Swede. Both of these guys are...aesthetically pleasing :tape: so that also helps! :o

Omigod... what was with me and Wimbledon!? I think this was the year when I was holding Jarkko at #2 on my list and I think Oli Rochus defeated Jarkko.. next round was against Popp. I didn't know much about oli and wanted him to lose (that bastard! How dare he beat Jarkko! n.b. I adore Oli now).

Auscon
03-14-2005, 01:40 PM
Flip is just waiting to unleash at Wimbledon.....believe it

Experimentee
03-14-2005, 03:33 PM
:lol: I didn't know who Oliver Marach was until the aus open ^_^ He has a great game I think, but he's ranked around 190. Michael Ryderstedt is an up and coming Swede. Both of these guys are...aesthetically pleasing :tape: so that also helps! :o

Omigod... what was with me and Wimbledon!? I think this was the year when I was holding Jarkko at #2 on my list and I think Oli Rochus defeated Jarkko.. next round was against Popp. I didn't know much about oli and wanted him to lose (that bastard! How dare he beat Jarkko! n.b. I adore Oli now).

This year at the AO I saw Ryderstedt for the first time. He played shit and got thrashed but I liked him for the aesthetic reasons too :o