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Honda Challenge: London

TheBoiledEgg
12-04-2002, 03:21 AM
Singles Group A
Pat Cash
Petr Korda
Mats Wilander
Jeremy Bates

Singles Group B
John McEnroe
Henri Leconte
Mikael Pernfors
Michael Stich


Wednesday Matches
Wednesday 4th December 1.00pm - Cash v Wilander
- Bahrami/Wilkinson v Lloyd/Nastase
- Bates v Korda
7.30pm - Leconte v McEnroe
- Bahrami/Lloyd v Nastase/Wilkinson
- Pernfors v Stich

TheBoiledEgg
12-04-2002, 03:22 AM
go Henri Leconte !!!!!!!!!!!
pffffff he would get his nemesis 1st :o

website http://www.hondachallengetennis.com/
there is LIVE scores :)

maratski
12-04-2002, 09:58 AM
Why isn't Bahrami playing doubles with Leconte anymore?
They were always so cool in this tournament.

TheBoiledEgg
12-04-2002, 12:02 PM
i dunno
i guess they wanted the clowns to play separately to make double the fun, but they were brill together.

anyway
Cash vs Wilander is on soon

go Mats

TheBoiledEgg
12-04-2002, 12:38 PM
Cash leads 5-4*

TheBoiledEgg
12-04-2002, 12:53 PM
pfffffff Cash 7-6(4) :mad:

vaiva
12-04-2002, 01:07 PM
Oh :(

Go Mats!!

TheBoiledEgg
12-04-2002, 01:09 PM
zosse they got live scores on the link above :)

plus you will be able to see LIVE Pics too from Friday when the BBC do their programs

Cash 7-6 2-2

TheBoiledEgg
12-04-2002, 01:45 PM
Cash d. Wilander 7-6(4) 7-6(4) pfffffffffffff :fiery:

vaiva
12-04-2002, 01:56 PM
Thanks, TBE :)

pfffffff Mats! GO back to Marat, he'll hive you some tips in return :D

I have only BBC international or something (only news 24/7) so I doubt I'll have any pics :mad: unless they have something on the net

TheBoiledEgg
12-04-2002, 05:18 PM
Korda won the days 2nd match 6-4 6-2 over Bates :D

vaiva
12-04-2002, 07:34 PM
Leconte leads McEnroe 6-4 4-1* ;)

Someone :D must be happy :D

Lindsayfan
12-04-2002, 07:37 PM
wow keep it going Henri! ;)

dbc
12-04-2002, 08:53 PM
Would love to see how McEmroe is reacting to losing!!!

Lindsayfan
12-04-2002, 09:30 PM
Leconte b. Mcenroe 6-4 6-4 :)

Laury
12-05-2002, 02:01 AM
ohhhh
all these stars together in the same court!!

Pea
12-05-2002, 02:29 AM
Congrats to Henri!:) Too bad Mats had to lose by 2 tiebreakers to cash!:rolleyes:

TheBoiledEgg
12-05-2002, 02:44 AM
Henri :bounce: :D

wow he beat the jerk and in style too :bounce: :D

woo-hoo :D

TheBoiledEgg
12-05-2002, 02:45 AM
John McEnroe was easily beaten by Henri Leconte 6-4 6-4 at the Honda Challenge in London on Wednesday.
McEnroe, who had beaten the Frenchman in both the 1997 and 1999 London finals, may have lacked form but he showed he had lost none of his temper.

He destroyed a section of court banners and escaped warnings from umpire Jeremy Shales for bad language.

McEnroe said: "I've lost to Leconte two out of 31 times, so I wasn't thinking I was going to lose the match."

McEnroe has one last chance to stay in the tournament.



In Thursday's second match of the round-robin stage he faces Swede Mikael Pernfors, who was brought in at the last minute to replace the injured Boris Becker.

"It's a wake up call, and I know I'm out of it if I lose the next match," added McEnroe.

"I still have a chance. But there's no doubt I will be if I play like that - my days are numbered."

Earlier, Australian Pat Cash won a close encounter with Sweden's Mats Wilander.

Cash served and volleyed his way to a 7-6 (7/4) 7-6 (7/4) victory as he was reminded of previous meetings on the main tour.

"I think Lleyton Hewitt is a new version of Mats Wilander - they play very, very similar tennis. I think Mats has probably got a better serve," said Cash.

"Especially when he starts passing me like the way he did today it seriously brought it back.

"He's quite incredible how he can still do that. I don't know how many matches he's played - but I hit some unbelievable volleys and approach shots."

In the other singles match of the afternoon session Petr Korda, last year's beaten finalist from the Czech Republic, beat former British number one Jeremy Bates 6-4 6-2.

TheBoiledEgg
12-05-2002, 02:46 AM
last match

Pernfors d. Stich 6-4 6-3 :eek:
suprised by this score as Mikael is 5 yrs older and only came in at last min.

vaiva
12-05-2002, 08:14 AM
Yes! :)

Last time I checked the score yesterday saw that Leconte was serving for the match *5-3 and got broken. :D

vaiva
12-05-2002, 08:19 AM
Friday 6th December

1.00pm
- Cash v Korda
- Bahrami/Wilkinson v Bates/Nastase
- Leconte v Pernfors

7.30pm
- McEnroe v Stich
- Wade/Wilkinson v Croft/Lloyd
- Bahrami/Lloyd v Nastase/Wilkinson
- Bates v Wilander

TheBoiledEgg
12-05-2002, 08:51 AM
today is Thursday ;)

Thursday 5th December 1.00pm - Bates v Cash
- Bahrami/Lloyd v Nastase/Wilkinson
- Leconte v Stich
7.30pm - Korda v Wilander
- Exhibition Match - Jonas Bjorkman v Stefan Edberg, in aid of Kids at Heart
- McEnroe v Pernfors

vaiva
12-05-2002, 09:00 AM
OMG :mad:, how embarrasing :mad:

I turned into a beet right now

Should I delete my previous post? Lost complete track of time this week :D

TheBoiledEgg
12-05-2002, 01:33 PM
Thursday

Bates d. Cash 6-3 6-2 :eek: LMAO

Mats has to beat Korda now

TheBoiledEgg
12-05-2002, 04:35 PM
Stich d. Leconte 5-7 6-2 10-2 :( :fiery:

vaiva
12-05-2002, 05:26 PM
Go Mats and beat Korda :D

TheBoiledEgg
12-06-2002, 04:32 AM
Evening results

McEnroe d. Pernfors 6-0 6-1
Korda d. Wilander 6-3 6-4 :( :sad:

Mats is out :(


Special Match
Thursday Evening
Edberg beat Bjorkman 6-4,3-6,10-8* :bounce: :D :bounce: :)

dbc
12-06-2002, 09:53 AM
Cash had better beat Korda.
As for Mats, not sorry he's out. Believe he's all for having all courts slowed down & heavier balls - He should be up for trying to murder tennis. We want a few more S & V players not yet more baseliners.
Posted a link to an article on Stephan on the "London Exhibition" thread for anyone who'd interested.
Good to hear that seats for his exhibition was a sell out as all his fans are starved for a sight of him playing.

TheBoiledEgg
12-07-2002, 02:43 AM
Korda d. Cash 7-6 6-3 :)
Wilander d. Bates 6-7 7-6 10-7 :D

Stich d. McEnroe 3-6 6-3 10-8 :D
Leconte d. Pernfors 6-3 6-2 :bounce:

so Stich and Leconte make the Semis

Korda won all 3 matches so won his group
Cash, Wilander and Bates all won a match but i make it Bates is in semis pffffffff