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If Julien Benneteau does not play with lucidity, he'll soon be out of the Top 100

Sjengster
03-23-2005, 04:18 PM
Never mind Roddick, Coria, El Bombardero or even Cousin Vinny, the real ranking loser from Miami is certain to be the Frenchman, who had this great run at the tournament last year:

Miami AMS, FL, U.S.A.
Tennis Masters Series, 3/22/2004, O, Hard , Draw: 96

R128 Morrison, Jeff (USA ) 112 6-3 2-6 7-5
R64 Fish, Mardy (USA ) 23 6-4 6-4
R32 Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO ) 26 7-6(3) 6-1
R16 Coria, Guillermo (ARG ) 17 6-7(3) 6-2 5-7

He was giving Coria a thrashing on hardcourt when he lead 5-2 in the final set and through a combination of nerves and injury problems, lost the last five games. Afterwards he said in his interview, "I did not play with lucidity", to which one journalist responded with sheepish but commendable honesty, "It's a very good word that we in America don't understand."

Benneteau is ranked 80 in the world at present and has a less than impressive 1-6 record on the ATP tour this year (those six losses having come consecutively since the second round of Adelaide). Can he get off to a winning start in this year's event against the new bagel boy of the moment, the Sarge?

tennischick
03-23-2005, 04:34 PM
i'd forgotten all about him to be honest.

who's El Bombadero?

Sjengster
03-23-2005, 04:37 PM
"Ah-hah! Ah-hey! Ah-hee! Ah-hwey!!! VAMOS!!!"

TennisLurker
03-23-2005, 04:37 PM
who is the poster with the benneteau avatar?

I remember the infamous Mardy match

Sjengster
03-23-2005, 04:39 PM
Was it michelleg, or did she have a photo of Di Pasquale in there instead? They can look quite similar. It was certainly she who mentioned the controversy about that match having been there courtside to witness Fishbait's wonderfully bratty behaviour.

tennischick
03-23-2005, 04:40 PM
"Ah-hah! Ah-hey! Ah-hee! Ah-hwey!!! VAMOS!!!"
what's the word for "clue" in spanish :lol:

i have no idea who the hell this is ;)

TennisLurker
03-23-2005, 04:43 PM
gonzo

tennischick
03-23-2005, 04:46 PM
gracias ;)

TennisLurker
03-23-2005, 04:48 PM
una pista ?

michelleg
03-23-2005, 04:50 PM
How ironic, as Benet and Gonzo were practicing together yesterday.

I'll be at Julien's match on Thursday, will happily report... (you can find pics from yesterday's practice over in player forums...)

tennischick
03-24-2005, 09:18 PM
Julien just beat Sargis 6-0 6-3. i didn't see the match so i have no idea if he did so with lucidity or not :p

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 09:30 PM
Julien just beat Sargis 6-0 6-3. i didn't see the match so i have no idea if he did so with lucidity or not :p

How could you miss a match in the 5th fricking slam? :confused:

tennischick
03-24-2005, 09:33 PM
How could you miss a match in the 5th fricking slam? :confused:
spank me. hard. i insist...;)

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 09:34 PM
spank me. hard. i insist...;)

Be careful with your wishes... :devil:

tennischick
03-24-2005, 09:35 PM
Be careful with your wishes... :devil:
so are we about to derail another thread again? :D

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 09:37 PM
so are we about to derail another thread again? :D
Ain't that fun? :)

tennischick
03-24-2005, 09:39 PM
Ain't that fun? :)
yes it is. besides we're making Julien famous ;)

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 09:40 PM
yes it is. besides we're making Julien famous ;)

That's always been one major objective of mine :cool:

Sjengster
03-24-2005, 09:41 PM
Interesting... a good start, but one could hardly expect anything less against Sargsian, who was obviously trying to go for a record of losing games - has anyone done better than 19 in a row before? Perhaps Champion and another couple of players who have been triple-bagelled at the Slams... We shall see whether Julien has enough lucidity to see off Sexy Radek in the next round.

tennischick
03-24-2005, 09:42 PM
That's always been one major objective of mine :cool:
and the other 2 objectives are...? :devil:

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 09:44 PM
and the other 2 objectives are...? :devil:

Making it once to the main draw of the 5th and most important Slam of Miami and having my scud launched as often as possible ;)

adeegee
03-24-2005, 09:45 PM
Rogiman and Tennischick get a room :inlove:

tennischick
03-24-2005, 09:46 PM
Making it once to the main draw of the 5th and most important Slam of Miami and having my scud launched as often as possible ;)
why don't we meet up in Miami and accomplish both...:eek:

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 09:46 PM
Rogiman and Tennischick get a room :inlove:

We love doing it in public, we're exhibitionists :angel:

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 09:47 PM
why don't we meet up in Miami and accomplish both...:eek:

What would your darling say about that? :o

tennischick
03-24-2005, 09:48 PM
What would your darling say about that? :o
why should he say anything? NASA is in Florida -- i'll just be helping you launch your missile :shrug:

tennischick
03-24-2005, 09:49 PM
Rogiman and Tennischick get a room :inlove:
ooooh...a threesome :inlove:

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 09:50 PM
why should he say anything? NASA is in Florida -- i'll just be helping you launch your missile :shrug:

When you put it this way I see no reason why we shouldn't :scratch:

tennischick
03-24-2005, 09:51 PM
When you put it this way I see no reason why we shouldn't :scratch:
you can't stand the fact that i wiggled out of that one, can you :p :p

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 09:53 PM
you can't stand the fact that i wiggled out of that one, can you :p :p

Actually I can take it, as long as you stop calling Miami 'The 5th Slam' :mad:

Jesus, they can't even run a scoreboard properly :rolleyes:

tennischick
03-24-2005, 09:55 PM
Actually I can take it, as long as you stop calling Miami 'The 5th Slam' :mad:

Jesus, they can't even run a scoreboard properly :rolleyes:
i'm getting too much of a kick out of stirring up you and GWH :lol:

i know the scoreboard seriously sucketh :mad:

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 09:56 PM
Otherwise I'm glad you're here :kiss:

I just love it when we take over threads in GM :lol:

tennischick
03-24-2005, 09:58 PM
Otherwise I'm glad you're here :kiss:

I just love it when we take over threads in GM :lol:
i wonder how often we've been reported to amanda? :lol:

hey. you didn't comment on my haiku :mad:

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 10:00 PM
i wonder how often we've been reported to amanda? :lol:

hey. you didn't comment on my haiku :mad:

Sorry :scared:
I'll be checking it out shortly!
There's a chance to take over the Duckers thread! ;)

tennischick
03-24-2005, 10:03 PM
Sorry :scared:
I'll be checking it out shortly!
There's a chance to take over the Duckers thread! ;)
it's in my signature silly ;)

which Duckers thread? why do you want to abandon poor Julien when he was just getting hooked on the attention? :angel:

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 10:05 PM
it's in my signature silly ;)

which Duckers thread? why do you want to abandon poor Julien when he was just getting hooked on the attention? :angel:

Oh, I see :o
Wanna go there anyway? :devil:

tennischick
03-24-2005, 10:06 PM
Oh, I see :o
Wanna go there anyway? :devil:
where?

no i shouldn't. i have work to do. let's plan our invasion for another day. :kiss:

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 10:11 PM
where?

no i shouldn't. i have work to do. let's plan our invasion for another day. :kiss:

Work? It's midnight :confused:

Okay, I'll take your word for that one ;)

tennischick
03-24-2005, 10:14 PM
Work? It's midnight :confused:

Okay, I'll take your word for that one ;)
it's 4:15pm here sweetie. what time is it there? :confused:

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 10:17 PM
it's 4:15pm here sweetie. what time is it there? :confused:

It's 00:15.
Would you like to know what's the future like? ;)

adeegee
03-24-2005, 10:19 PM
oh my god are you 2 still at it? i think you 2 should have a seperate thread for yourselves

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 10:22 PM
oh my god are you 2 still at it? i think you 2 should have a seperate thread for yourselves

Sorry mate, as much as you enjoy kissing your numerous ladies' ass you're never gonna have something like me and my royal chick have :angel:

adeegee
03-24-2005, 10:24 PM
Sorry mate, as much as you enjoy kissing your numerous ladies' ass you're never gonna have something like me and my royal chick have :angel:

Go for it mate, can i be best man?

Rogiman
03-24-2005, 10:25 PM
Go for it mate, can i be best man?

Be a man first!

Just kidding

tennischick
03-25-2005, 01:33 AM
It's 00:15.
Would you like to know what's the future like? ;)
what's 00:15? 15 minutes past what? am or pm? :confused:

adeegee ;) :D

Rogiman
03-25-2005, 01:44 AM
what's 00:15? 15 minutes past what? am or pm? :confused:

adeegee ;) :D

You wouldn't believe how late it is right now here :o
Check your mail, babe, there's a nice surprise there! :kiss: