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Trophée Lagardère, Paris, 15-18 Sept., Courier def. Pioline 7/6 6/4 in the final.

Choupi
09-15-2005, 10:20 AM
Today begins the 2nd Trophée Jean Luc Lagardère, event of the senior tour, in Paris. The director of the tournament is Guy Forget. Here's the official site of the event, only in French:

http://www.trophee-jeanluclagardere.com/

Players are divided in 2 groups and matches are played Round Robin. Each player plays 3 matches.

Group A: Arnaud Boetsch, Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Thomas Muster
Group B: Sergi Bruguera, Pat Cash, Goran Ivanisevic, Cédric Pioline

Pat Cash replaces Boris Becker, victim of an injury.

Order Of Play:

Thursday 15 Sept, Starting 14pm:
Goran Ivanisevic vs Cédric Pioline
Followed by
John McEnroe vs Thomas Muster
Followed by
Sergi Bruguera vs Pat Cash
Follwoed by
Arnaud Boetsch vs Jim Courier

Friday 16 Sept, Starting 14pm:
Pat cash vs Goran Ivanisevic
Followed by
Arnaud Boetsch vs John McEnroe
Followed by
Sergi Bruguera vs Cédric Pioline
Followed by
Jim Courier vs Thomas Muster

Saturday 17 Sept, Starting 10.30am:
Arnaud Boetsch vs Thomas Muster
Goran Ivanisevic vs Sergi Bruguera
Not before 17pm
Jim Courier vs John McEnroe
Pat Cash vs Cédric Pioline

Sunday 18 Sept, Starting 14.30pm:
Match for the 3rd and 4th places
16.30pm Final

I haven't found any livescore on the site but I'll try, having coverage, to give as much update as I can. If some French posters do get coverage of it thanks to the chanel Paris Première, feel free to add your contribution(s)! :)

Action Jackson
09-15-2005, 11:03 AM
Well Cash replacing Becker it's fitting ego for ego and neither won a clay title.

McEnroe and Muster that will be a fun clash of two lefthanders and I wonder how seriously McEnroe will take this tournament.

Choupi
09-15-2005, 11:20 AM
Maybe Muster should use the outfit of your avatar to confuse John! :)

Action Jackson
09-15-2005, 11:37 AM
Maybe Muster should use the outfit of your avatar to confuse John! :)

John McEnroe couldn't find a helmet big enough for his ego.

Bibir
09-15-2005, 11:50 AM
John McEnroe couldn't find a helmet big enough for his ego.
Nice avatar!

God made Coke, God made Pepsi and God made Johnny Mac so darn sexy. :angel:

Action Jackson
09-15-2005, 11:54 AM
Nice avatar!

God made Coke, God made Pepsi and God made Johnny Mac so darn sexy. :angel:

Actually Johnny Mac he had some mojo when he had the huge afro in the 70s.

Bibir
09-15-2005, 12:10 PM
Actually Johnny Mac he had some mojo when he had the huge afro in the 70s.
But the french open is the most gruelling of the slams and an inspired Lendl did steal "Johnny Mac's Mojo" that day. :sad:

Action Jackson
09-15-2005, 12:11 PM
But the french open is the most gruelling of the slams and an inspired Lendl did steal "Johnny Mac's Mojo" that day. :sad:

Lendl just had a better sense of humour and McEnroe wasn't fit and I love the fact that McEnroe never won there.

Noah should be playing at this event.

Bibir
09-15-2005, 12:27 PM
Lendl just had a better sense of humour and McEnroe wasn't fit and I love the fact that McEnroe never won there.
epic final (Mac v Lendl)...epic battle ( 5 sets)...epic drama (ouch!)

Noah should be playing at this event.
I think he's still working on his new album.

Action Jackson
09-15-2005, 12:31 PM
epic final (Mac v Lendl)...epic battle ( 5 sets)...epic drama (ouch!)

The only 5 set final of recent times at RG that has been horrible was the 99 one final and a horrible memory it still is.

91 was a good result even though I hate Courier, but 93 was better though this is when the French showed their love for all things Spanish when they really loved Bruguera.

Bibir
09-15-2005, 12:47 PM
91 was a good result even though I hate Courier
because you hate Agassi even more. ;)

Nothing is worse for me than Courier winning two french open and talking french.

Hopefully Sergi was there in 93...Maybe that's why frenchies like him so much. ;)

Action Jackson
09-15-2005, 12:49 PM
because you hate Agassi even more. ;)

Nothing is worse for me than Courier winning two french open and talking french.

Hopefully Sergi was there in 93...Maybe that's why frenchies like him so much. ;)

Why did you hate Courier speaking French?

Bruguera won in 93 and that's when Courier went downhill and yes they really appreciated him for sure, maybe he should have changed his nationality.

Bibir
09-15-2005, 01:02 PM
Why did you hate Courier speaking French?

I was very young in 93 and probably "a little bit" in love with Sergi :o

During his speech Courier said in french something like "I'm talking like a spanish cow right now!" with an arrogant american attitude.

I probably took it personally. :(

Action Jackson
09-15-2005, 01:05 PM
I was very young in 93 and probably "a little bit" in love with Sergi :o

During his speech Courier said in french something like "I'm talking like a spanish cow right now!" with an arrogant american attitude.

I probably took it personally. :(

I thought he was refering to Sergi speaking French like a Spanish cow, cause I know Sergi was speaking mostly French during that presentation, but Courier is Courier, so it's not surprising.

Choupi
09-15-2005, 01:43 PM
During his speech Courier said in french something like "I'm talking like a spanish cow right now!" with an arrogant american attitude.

I understand! Yes, he was referring to Sergi's French...unsuccessful attempt of typical French humour... :rolleyes: But his French wasn't bad at all, to be honest. :)

enqvistfan
09-15-2005, 03:07 PM
I'll try to post some updates as I have the channel Paris Première

Busy tennis week-end in Paris, with that event + the Fed Cup final in Roland-Garros !!

Choupi
09-15-2005, 03:35 PM
That would be nice Val. And yes, definitely a busy tennis weekend for us. Add the semis and the final of Beijing and you've got the whole programm! :)

Scotso
09-15-2005, 07:09 PM
Go Johnny Mac!

Action Jackson
09-16-2005, 12:09 AM
Vamos Sergi beat the crap out of Cash and show the claycourt pedigree.

delsa
09-16-2005, 06:12 AM
I'll try to program the taping this time... :rolleyes:
I get Paris Première. :banana:
There are some great match-ups! But the whole first day wasn't televised... :(

Choupi
09-16-2005, 06:32 AM
My vcr is already ready! :) But as there was no coverage for the 1st day, I can't find any updates anywhere! Even the site doesn't give results... :confused:

Ria
09-16-2005, 08:31 AM
These are the results of the first day

Cedric Pioline d. Goran Ivanisevic 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 (on a Champions' Tie-Break)
Thomas Muster d. John McEnroe 6-2, 6-2
Sergi Bruguera d. Pat Cash 6-1, 6-4
Jim Courier d. Arnaud Boetsch 6-4, 7-5

Choupi
09-16-2005, 09:04 AM
Thanks Ria. ;)

Bibir
09-16-2005, 09:30 AM
I thought he was refering to Sergi speaking French like a Spanish cow, cause I know Sergi was speaking mostly French during that presentation, but Courier is Courier, so it's not surprising.
I was 7, I don't remember everything exactly (childhood memories)...But I remember he was making fun of Sergi. :p

Bruguera won in 93 and that's when Courier went downhill

I know his skills were moderate and he suffered from his "super athlete" type of game...but I didn't expect him to retire that early.

Bibir
09-16-2005, 09:42 AM
These are the results of the first day

Sergi Bruguera d. Pat Cash 6-1, 6-4

:banana:

Truc
09-16-2005, 09:46 AM
I was 7, I don't remember everything exactly (childhood memories)...But I remember he was making fun of Sergi. :p
No, he wasn't. I don't like Courier, but he was just making fun of himself and not of Bruguera. And everybody laughed when he said that.
It's not easy to play on words in a foreign language, that was pretty funny and the crowd appreciated it too.

Bibir
09-16-2005, 10:14 AM
No, he wasn't. I don't like Courier, but he was just making fun of himself and not of Bruguera. And everybody laughed when he said that.
It's not easy to play on words in a foreign language, that was pretty funny and the crowd appreciated it too.
Really? :lol:

That means I was a devil little girl and I hated Courier so much that I made up this story.

Wow! I like how my psycho teenie weenie mind works. :angel:

Action Jackson
09-16-2005, 10:30 AM
These are the results of the first day

Cedric Pioline d. Goran Ivanisevic 6-3, 3-6, 10-8 (on a Champions' Tie-Break)
Thomas Muster d. John McEnroe 6-2, 6-2
Sergi Bruguera d. Pat Cash 6-1, 6-4
Jim Courier d. Arnaud Boetsch 6-4, 7-5

Thanks for these results and apart from Courier winning it was a good day.

Action Jackson
09-16-2005, 10:37 AM
Really? :lol:

That means I was a devil little girl and I hated Courier so much that I made up this story.

Wow! I like how my psycho teenie weenie mind works. :angel:

No, not really you saw Courier as a dickhead and you are right.

It's interesting how señor Sergi has the long hair these days.

http://www.trophee-jeanluclagardere.com/photos/BRUGUERA_20041010_006.jpg

Neely
09-16-2005, 10:45 AM
Please no Courier bashing ;) This guy was a terrific player with lots of achievements and he is still one of the fittest and best players on the Senior Tour; he was a two time RG Champ plus bitch slapping Muster in consecutive years there like I've hardly ever seen it; it could hardly get any better.

Action Jackson
09-16-2005, 10:49 AM
Please no Courier bashing ;) This guy was a terrific player with lots of achievements and he is still one of the fittest and best players on the Senior Tour; he was a two time RG Champ plus bitch slapping Muster in consecutive years there like I've hardly ever seen it; it could hardly get any better.

I can respect his achievements but he is still an arsehole, just like Sampras. Too bad Muster got the better of him on hardcourts at the end and wasn't good enough to play him on clay, when Muster got better.

Choupi
09-16-2005, 11:57 AM
It's interesting how señor Sergi has the long hair these days.

http://www.trophee-jeanluclagardere.com/photos/BRUGUERA_20041010_006.jpg
That photo is when he won the Trophy last year...I didn't recognize him at first, when I saw that pic in Tennis Magazine!

Action Jackson
09-16-2005, 12:00 PM
That photo is when he won the Trophy last year...I didn't recognize him at first, when I saw that pic in Tennis Magazine!

I saw an interview with him last year and he had the hair flowing, now this was a man who knew the claycourt game and could play well on quicker surfaces.

Choupi
09-16-2005, 12:09 PM
I saw an interview with him last year and he had the hair flowing, now this was a man who knew the claycourt game and could play well on quicker surfaces.
You know what? He's the one that is the exception to the rule for me. I'm known to like guys with long hair, but I preferred him with short hair. As for his tennis, I've only seen him play on clay in RG and in Monte Carlo- when we were getting free coverage, once upon a time!!!

Action Jackson
09-16-2005, 12:11 PM
You know what? He's the one that is the exception to the rule for me. I'm known to like guys with long hair, but I preferred him with short hair. As for his tennis, I've only seen him play on clay in RG and in Monte Carlo- when we were getting free coverage, once upon a time!!!

I am surprised that Bea is a fan of Sergi and nothing wrong with the long hair, and as for his tennis well you saw the good stuff he did well at these events.

Choupi
09-16-2005, 03:57 PM
I am surprised that Bea is a fan of Sergi and nothing wrong with the long hair, and as for his tennis well you saw the good stuff he did well at these events.
Well, I'm currently watching Sergi vs Cédric now, and I wanna come back on what I have said about his hair. It is still long, compared to what it was like on the pic you've posted, but it is curly. And it suits him :yeah: Too sad the game isn't following the same scheme. Pioline won the 1st set 6/3.

Choupi
09-16-2005, 04:19 PM
Latest update: McEnroe defeated Boetsch (sorry, but I don't have the score) and Pioline just won against Bruguera 6/3 2/6 10/6 (super tie-break). Pioline having won his 2 matches so far, if tomorrow he wins against Cash, he'll make the final. :)

Action Jackson
09-16-2005, 04:25 PM
Come on Muster, beat the redneck Courier.

Choupi
09-16-2005, 04:30 PM
Those idiots have decided to cut coverage after Pioline's win! So, no chance to see or tape Muster kicking Courier's ass! :(

delsa
09-16-2005, 05:39 PM
Those idiots have decided to cut coverage after Pioline's win! So, no chance to see or tape Muster kicking Courier's ass! :(

Oh nooooooo! God hates me... You've just broken to me the last (i hope so much so at least...) bad news of a big serie i had today...
When i'll come home i won't be able to see all the matches i wanted to see taped... :fiery: Is there any channel where the "director of programs" (English term?) is not a too well-paid idiot? :fiery:

They'd better not do something like that tomorrow! I'd mail them imediatly... :(
Thanks God it's the week-end (lots of work, but working in your sweet home is a lot better...)! :banana:

Choupi
09-16-2005, 05:54 PM
Delsa, I'm sorry...:hug: But those guys on the chanel are true trous du c..!!!!

I've just checked what I had taped so here are the last updates with scores. :)

Ivanisevic defeated Cash 5/7 6/4 10/6 (super tie break)
McEnroe defeated Boetsch 6/3 6/4

There's been a very funny moment when Pioline was interviewed, along the court, right at the end of Cash match. When Pat left the court, he passed next to Cédric and kissed him strongly on the cheek! You know, a very big and noisy "smack"...Cédric simply said to the camera "hey guys, this should remain secret!!!" :haha:

Bibir
09-17-2005, 11:01 AM
I am surprised that Bea is a fan of Sergi and nothing wrong with the long hair, and as for his tennis well you saw the good stuff he did well at these events.
Why are you surprised? Because I'm french or because I'm a teenie Marat fan? ;)

To tell the truth, tennis is not funny anymore for me...Hopefully I have Marat...When I was young players had "game" and "personality" and if you ask me Sergi was just one of the best players in the world.
He was a gifted champion and in 93 he made his dream true...I still remember his "I've made this wish each birthday" speech, it was one my favourite moment. Courier as the big loser was a bonus.

And I wanted him to win so much in 97.

Oh, and I agree..Nothing wrong with the long hair.:yeah:

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 11:38 AM
Why are you surprised? Because I'm french or because I'm a teenie Marat fan? ;)

Both actually, moreso a French person cheering on a Spanish player.

To tell the truth, tennis is not funny anymore for me...Hopefully I have Marat...When I was young players had "game" and "personality" and if you ask me Sergi was just one of the best players in the world.
He was a gifted champion and in 93 he made his dream true...I still remember his "I've made this wish each birthday" speech, it was one my favourite moment. Courier as the big loser was a bonus.

With Safin around and you don't think tennis is funny, well it shouldn't be that serious and that it can't be enjoyed. Perspective changes over time for some people and there is enough personality around, just depends on what you want to see.

His game well I enjoyed it and the fact that he stopped Courier winning 3 in a row is special I mean Courier wasn't Lendl, Vilas or Wilander's jockstrap on a claycourt and those guys didn't win 3 in a row, so Courier shouldn't have and Sergi outlasted him made it even better.

And I wanted him to win so much in 97.

Oh, and I agree..Nothing wrong with the long hair.:yeah:

Bruguera had already won 2 Slams by then, so I didn't feel bad for him losing in 97. I was pissed off he lost to Sampras in 96, but he had some injury problems and lost form for a while.

Choupi
09-17-2005, 11:44 AM
Back to the Trophée, I just found out that Courier has defeated Muster yesterday, after what seems to have been a tight match. 6/7 7/6 10/7 (Super tie break). :sad:

For those who might be interested, the event is broadcasted by CNBC Asia and CNBC Europe.

Action Jackson
09-17-2005, 11:53 AM
Back to the Trophée, I just found out that Courier has defeated Muster yesterday, after what seems to have been a tight match. 6/7 7/6 10/7 (Super tie break). :sad:

For those who might be interested, the event is broadcasted by CNBC Asia and CNBC Europe.

Where did you find this info about CNBC Asia?

Choupi
09-17-2005, 11:59 AM
Where did you find this info about CNBC Asia?
Well, I was looking for a place where I could find the results of the Trophée, as the official site doesn't provide them. So I've checked the ATP site and I've found this:

http://www.atptennis.com/championstour/events/paris.asp

It says that CNBC Asia and Europe are international broadcasters. :shrug:

Bibir
09-17-2005, 03:38 PM
Both actually, moreso a French person cheering on a Spanish player.
As a teenie I can say that Sergi was very cute with such a beautiful smile.

And as a good french I boooo players...I just don't care about their nationalities. :shrug:


With Safin around and you don't think tennis is funny, well it shouldn't be that serious and that it can't be enjoyed. Perspective changes over time for some people and there is enough personality around, just depends on what you want to see.
That's why I said hopefully I have Marat :hug:

But You're probably right, I just don't watch tennis from the same perspective.


Bruguera had already won 2 Slams by then, so I didn't feel bad for him losing in 97. I was pissed off he lost to Sampras in 96, but he had some injury problems and lost form for a while.
It's not that bad because Sergi lost to the future king of Roland Garros...But in 97 I didn't know that...Guga was a nobody for me.

Sampras was on fire in 96 but I was more surprised by Zhenya ...I didn't see that coming..My patriotic father was so happy. :p

Bibir
09-17-2005, 03:45 PM
Back to the Trophée, I just found out that Courier has defeated Muster yesterday, after what seems to have been a tight match. 6/7 7/6 10/7 (Super tie break). :sad:

For those who might be interested, the event is broadcasted by CNBC Asia and CNBC Europe.

Final: Pioline v Courier

Source: France2 ;)

silverwhite
09-17-2005, 04:44 PM
Both actually, moreso a French person cheering on a Spanish player.


You must have been shocked quite a few times then, considering the number of such cases on the board. :lol:

silverwhite
09-17-2005, 04:45 PM
Back to the Trophée, I just found out that Courier has defeated Muster yesterday, after what seems to have been a tight match. 6/7 7/6 10/7 (Super tie break). :sad:

For those who might be interested, the event is broadcasted by CNBC Asia and CNBC Europe.

I have coverage and I didn't even know? :eek:

silverwhite
09-17-2005, 04:49 PM
OK. I checked the TV guide. No coverage after all. :(

Choupi
09-17-2005, 06:25 PM
Final: Pioline v Courier

Source: France2 ;)
Wow, France2 is very strong because, at that time, the match between Cash and Pioline hadn't taken place. And to make the final, Pioline had to win it. Considering the match is over now, but since a very short time, France2 has magical powers that help them see what the future will be like, or they have paid Cash so that he loses to Cédric! :D

Seriously, some results:

Courier def. McEnroe 6/2 6/3
Pioline def. Cash 6/2 3/6 10/8 (super tie break)

Courier has outplayed Mac, from the beginning till the very last point of the match. Some arguying, yelling, etc...from John, but nothing thrilling I should say. Whereas the match between Pioline and Cash has been more interesting, given that Pioline has outplayed Cash only in the 1st set. Then, it's become more balanced. With a lot of humour and that was great to see. :) That's what is so great with the senior tour. Some players are able to play good matches while not taking it too seriously and making jokes for the public at the same time. Thank you guys! :yeah:

May the best one win the final...allez Cédric!!! :bounce:

Choupi
09-17-2005, 06:27 PM
OK. I checked the TV guide. No coverage after all. :(
Sorry but that was what was written on the ATP site...:shrug:

Saumon
09-17-2005, 09:45 PM
Forget and Mcenroe in "tout le monde en parle" ;)

Bibir
09-17-2005, 11:15 PM
Wow, France2 is very strong because, at that time, the match between Cash and Pioline hadn't taken place. And to make the final, Pioline had to win it. Considering the match is over now, but since a very short time, France2 has magical powers that help them see what the future will be like, or they have paid Cash so that he loses to Cédric! :D

France2 said that after the Pierce - Dementieva match.

That means Lionel Chamoulot really has magical powers because he was right. :cool:

Go Lionel! :lol:

Bibir
09-17-2005, 11:21 PM
Forget and Mcenroe in "tout le monde en parle" ;)
I saw them and I like Ardisson show..but nothing new (Lendl, Tatum, six children, blah blah...)

And......He has never used Steroïds. :p

delsa
09-18-2005, 07:28 AM
At what time is the Courier-Pioline final played?
Both yesterday's matches were great even the McEnroe spanking i thought... :p

Choupi
09-18-2005, 08:20 AM
At what time is the Courier-Pioline final played?
Both yesterday's matches were great even the McEnroe spanking i thought... :p
Be in front of your tv at 16.30pm Delsa, and you'll miss nothing. :)

delsa
09-18-2005, 08:31 AM
Be in front of your tv at 16.30pm Delsa, and you'll miss nothing. :)
I won't. I'll start the taping at this hour and then watch it tonight like i did yesterday... ;)
The day is for working... :angel:
Thx Choupi! :worship:

Action Jackson
09-18-2005, 08:35 AM
Come on Pioline don't lose to this frustrated baseballer.

Choupi
09-18-2005, 10:46 AM
Yes, come on Cédric. Play him the new version of "Un Américain à Paris"!!! :D

thrust
09-18-2005, 11:26 AM
No problem for Courier today!

Leo
09-18-2005, 12:58 PM
I understand! Yes, he was referring to Sergi's French...unsuccessful attempt of typical French humour... :rolleyes: But his French wasn't bad at all, to be honest. :)

Courier criticized Bruguera's French? Oh, pas sympathique!

Is this senior event played at Roland Garros? Because I saw a picture of John McEnroe watching the Fed Cup Final.

Action Jackson
09-18-2005, 12:59 PM
Courier criticized Bruguera's French? Oh, pas sympathique!

Is this senior event played at Roland Garros? Because I saw a picture of John McEnroe watching the Fed Cup Final.

No, it's played elsewhere in Paris.

Leo
09-18-2005, 01:01 PM
Courier criticized Bruguera's French? Oh, pas sympathique!


Nevermind. ;)

Choupi
09-18-2005, 01:22 PM
Is this senior event played at Roland Garros? Because I saw a picture of John McEnroe watching the Fed Cup Final.
No. The Trophée Lagardère is played at the Stade Jean Bouin, which is situated in the same district as RG, a short walk from there actually. Which explains why you can see McEnroe in the stands of RG for the FedCup, as well as we've seen Pioline this morning, whereas he's to play in less than 1 hour. We also saw Forget in the stands, being former Fed Cup captain...but he rushed to the Lagardère Trophy soon afterwards, being director of the event. Very busy weekend for them! :D

Choupi
09-18-2005, 04:15 PM
And the winner is...Jim Courier! After almost 1.30 h, he's defeated Pioline 7/6 (7/3) 6/4. Great match from both players. Though Cédric appeared to a bit more tired than Jim in the 2nd set. It's true that he had had tough matches, tougher than Jim.

1st set, Courier was serving for the set at 5/4. Cédric played more aggressive, forcing Courier to defend and finally broke back, pushing Jim to the tie break, unfortunately in vain.

2ns set, almost the same frame. Courier serving for the match at 5/3, Pioline breaks back and finally loses 6/4. Courier had lost the Trophy to Bruguera last year, he's taken it back this year.

It was a final. It was 2 legends. But it didn't stop both men from playing great, while having humour! And that was great to see. :)

thrust
09-18-2005, 05:05 PM
Congrats to Jim!!

delsa
09-18-2005, 05:44 PM
Courier has an almost perfect French. How come?

LoveFifteen
09-18-2005, 06:06 PM
Courier has an almost perfect French. How come?

He dated a French woman. I think she taught him French because he wanted to address the crowd in French when he won Roland Garros.

Choupi
09-18-2005, 06:07 PM
Courier has an almost perfect French. How come?
Well, he loves France and he loves Paris, and this for a looooong time. So no real surprise. :)

delsa
09-18-2005, 06:14 PM
Thanks for answering. ;) I didn't know about that. Surprising considering his behavior sometimes.

silverwhite
09-18-2005, 06:19 PM
Well, he loves France and he loves Paris, and this for a looooong time. So no real surprise. :)

And I heard he made fun of the French accent before Gasquet-Ginepri at the USO?

Papakori
09-18-2005, 07:04 PM
well done Jim! :D

Saumon
09-18-2005, 09:49 PM
He dated a French woman. I think she taught him French because he wanted to address the crowd in French when he won Roland Garros.
are you sure? :tape:
he has french origins no?

Choupi
09-19-2005, 04:44 AM
Last but not least:

3rd Place match
Sergi Bruguera d. Thomas Muster 6-4, 6-3

Action Jackson
09-19-2005, 11:11 AM
Last but not least:

3rd Place match
Sergi Bruguera d. Thomas Muster 6-4, 6-3

Was there any coverage of this match?

RonE
09-19-2005, 11:58 AM
Well done Jim :worship:

Especially beating Muster- the scoreline was so tight and considering that towards the end of both men's pro career's Muster had Courier's number that makes it even more special :yeah:

Choupi
09-19-2005, 12:00 PM
Was there any coverage of this match?
:awww: No...that match took place just before the final...but no coverage. Obviously not attracting enough! I was desperately hoping to learn about the result though, when they began coverage of the final, but no word on it either! I've had to check the ATP site senior tour to know about that! :( *ferociously banging her head on her desk*...

Bibir
09-19-2005, 12:18 PM
Well done Jim! :fiery:

Action Jackson
09-19-2005, 12:19 PM
Why would I expect Pioline to win a final, this is a guy who lost 8 or 9 finals before he won a title.

Choupi
09-19-2005, 12:28 PM
Why would I expect Pioline to win a final, this is a guy who lost 8 or 9 finals before he won a title.
Because you've suddenly been touched by a stroke of optimism...Courier was really too strong.

Action Jackson
09-19-2005, 12:38 PM
Because you've suddenly been touched by a stroke of optimism...Courier was really too strong.

The frustrated baseballer was lucky that it wasn't 5 sets with Muster :)

Choupi
09-19-2005, 01:09 PM
The frustrated baseballer was lucky that it wasn't 5 sets with Muster :)
From all the matches Courier played, it's the Muster one that has been the tightest. Oh why have I been punished and couldn't see that one? What have I done? :bigcry: