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Dent-Fish Match - did both withdraw???

mad1town
07-27-2005, 05:04 AM
I'm watching the live scoreboard expecting to see the Fish/Dent match...but it is showing Tursunov vs. Okun (tursunov leading 1-0)..

What is going on??? I thought Fish might withdraw but someone saw Dent practicing yesterday (even had pictures)...this is weird!!

mad1town
07-27-2005, 05:06 AM
By the way, they have Tursunov's name spelled wrong on the scoreboard...it is listed at "Tursonov"

Deboogle!.
07-27-2005, 05:13 AM
Yes, they announced it right after Andre's match. Hence why I am home and not there anymore.

mad1town
07-27-2005, 05:15 AM
wow...i understand the Fish withdrawal...but why would Dent fly all the way to LA from Indy to withdraw??? Very weird.

Deb...you should have stayed to watch Tursunov!

Deboogle!.
07-27-2005, 05:18 AM
The announcer said that they both tried to play before the match and could not. I saw them both in LA - Dent last night and he was in the stands smiling and stuff during another match. And I saw Fish at 6pm Pacific warming up with a buddy - guess he decided after that that he couldn't play. Too bad.

I would've stayed if it had been the middle of the day but I am tired and have had a long few days. Thought it would be nice to get home a little earlier.

mad1town
07-27-2005, 05:22 AM
Tursunov won the first set 6-1

mad1town
07-27-2005, 05:52 AM
Tursunov wins 6-1, 6-2

NATAS81
07-27-2005, 06:13 AM
Tursunov vs. Agassi SF - Winner of that is your 2005 Mercedes-Benz champ.

binkygirl
07-27-2005, 06:19 AM
I saw Taylor today on the grounds and he was smiling and signed an autograph. After that, he quickly vanished. I saw Mardy practicing, and he left the court looking very grim, didn't pause to sign autographs or take photos.

Taylor lives in Newport Beach, so its not surprising that he would fly all the way from Indy to LA.

I knew one of them would flake out of the match, but I was surprised that it was both. Taylor said that he felt better Monday, so I'm surprised that he's using a 'heat injury' as an excuse. There's no heat during a night match, and I honestly just don't buy it as an excuse.

mad1town
07-27-2005, 06:24 AM
Ahhh...I didn't realize Taylor lived in Southern California now...a few days of R&R at home makes total sense!

Ferrer
07-27-2005, 06:30 AM
imho Dent makes hellavu noise when he serves, wonder how loud he will sound in bed... :)

TOP100
07-27-2005, 06:35 AM
So how the f**k did Okun get the Lucky Loser spot by losing in the first round of qualifying.???

Deboogle!.
07-27-2005, 06:36 AM
Well and it makes sense that Taylor thought he might be able to play... but obviously he tried and couldn't. Mardy never should've stayed in the draw after retiring from Indy. Saw him a bunch over the last few days and he was either icing or rubbing his wrist every time.

Nikki♥
07-27-2005, 07:37 AM
wonder how loud he will sound in bed... :)

:lol:

binkygirl
07-27-2005, 09:00 AM
imho Dent makes hellavu noise when he serves, wonder how loud he will sound in bed... :)

I'll bet he's very vocal :) ;)

Did Taylor have a heatstroke on Sunday? I just don't get it.

binkygirl
07-27-2005, 09:02 AM
Ahhh...I didn't realize Taylor lived in Southern California now...a few days of R&R at home makes total sense!


Whenever he plays, he's listed as residing in Newport Beach, so I assume that is current info. But you might be right about Florida, the ATP isn't the most reliable source of information. When did you last hear that he was residing in Florida? It seems like all the players live there.

TOP100
07-27-2005, 09:59 AM
Who cares why Fish and Dent withdrew,it's obvious they weren't fit enough to play,Duh....what's so complicated about that.

Can someone answer my question as to how Noam Okum got a Lucky Loser spot even though he lost in 1st round qualifying.?

Aleksa's Laydee
07-27-2005, 01:41 PM
Mardy :sad:

binkygirl
07-27-2005, 02:48 PM
Don't they make a list of people who get to be lucky losers based on the qualifying results? Maybe all the others ahead of Okun on the LL list left the area and only Okun was left.

Last night, Okun was playing Tursunov and got soundly thrashed. He was badly outclassed.

Deboogle!.
07-27-2005, 04:49 PM
I believe Taylor still, and always has, lived in Newport Beach, I heard one lady saying yesterday how he trains at her club in Costa Mesa (right next to Newport Beach), so he clearly lives there.

njnetswill
07-27-2005, 04:58 PM
It's not very common for BOTH players to withdraw. :p

mad1town
07-27-2005, 05:30 PM
I believe Taylor still, and always has, lived in Newport Beach, I heard one lady saying yesterday how he trains at her club in Costa Mesa (right next to Newport Beach), so he clearly lives there.

Wait a second...did you say that Taylor actually "trains"...as in works out??? Haha

binkygirl
07-27-2005, 06:23 PM
It's not very common for BOTH players to withdraw. :p


I haven't seen much of that. Taylor should have just hung around and gotten a nice fat free check. That's why it never hurts just to show up and play a set.

Deboogle!.
07-27-2005, 07:24 PM
Well they both gave up their paycheck, they probably both would've gotten a decent appearance fee. if neither was feeling well they could've just played a hit and giggle - it was at night and cool for taylor and mardy could've used his slice, and then whoever "won" couldve just given a walkover...

But then people would've said that that was unfair to the lucky losers who ended up being able to play. So there's no way to please everyone lol