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Watsons Water Champions Challenge

Buddy
12-20-2003, 01:49 AM
it's on jan 8th to 10th in hong kong...

here's the draws..what do you think about it?

Men's singles:
1. Roger Federer vs Max Mirnyi
2. Martin Verkerk vs Juan Carlos Ferrero

Women's singles:
1. Venus Williams vs Maria Sharapova
2. Jennifer Capriati vs Elena Dementieva

Mixed Doubles:
1. Max Mirnyi / Venus Williams vs Martin Verkerk / Elena Dementieva
2. Roger Federer / Jennifer Capriati vs Juan Carlos Ferrero / Maria Sharapova

I think the mixed doubles will be exciting!!!:)

RogiFan88
12-20-2003, 02:06 AM
Hi!

I'd just like to know if Juanqui is actually playing this cos he's going to Sydney...

Sounds like a fun exo tho!! ROGI!! MAX!! ;)

Lee
12-20-2003, 02:14 AM
Hi!

I'd just like to know if Juanqui is actually playing this cos he's going to Sydney...

Sounds like a fun exo tho!! ROGI!! MAX!! ;)

Sydney starts after this exhibition. It's no hassle flying from Hong Kong to Sydney. It's a long flight (about 8 hours ??) but there is no or just an hour time difference I believe.

JeLuliA88
12-20-2003, 02:19 AM
Sharapova doesn't deserve to play with JC, he's way TOO good for her!

Buddy
12-20-2003, 11:09 PM
sharapova won two doubles last year and it's both with tanasugarn and they have an 8-0 record as doubles partners... tanasugarn isn't a top twenty player in singles either... but it still worked fine... and when both of them played other doubles matches without each other as partners they lost in earlier rounds...

well...firstly, it's an exhibition match..and if it works out fine and they(ferrero and sharapova) turn out to be the champion in the tournament...who knows? perhaps a mixed doubles permanent partner?...after all doubles is very different from singles.. it doesn't mean you put two top singles players and you guarantee a win...


frankly..despite hearing her reaching a few semis, and winning two singles title and taking a set from some tough top players... i havent really seen sharapova in action(tv) to know how good she really is...but i dun think she's that bad either..considering she's only 16/17!!!

Deboogle!.
12-20-2003, 11:39 PM
Fed and JCap.... that would be so interesting to see

I heard the pairings were random?

kim4eva
12-21-2003, 01:14 AM
I'm going to watch Roger Federer vs Max Mirnyi + mixed doubles Roger Federer / Jennifer Capriati vs Juan Carlos Ferrero / Maria Sharapova! :woohoo:

Leo
12-21-2003, 01:19 AM
Sharapova doesn't deserve to play with JC, he's way TOO good for her!

Not in doubles, he's not. ;) Remember his dubs record this year was something like 0-3 or 0-4.

Actually, the Federer/Capriati vs. Ferrero/Sharapova mixed dubs match could be really funny. 3 of those 4 players are pretty much clueless at net. I expect Federer/Capriati to win, but only because of Roger. However, I'd bet on Mirnyi/Williams for the tourney win.

Should be exciting.

Experimentee
12-21-2003, 03:40 PM
LOL Sharapova would probably be too good for Ferrero in doubles! She won two doubles touraments last year, how many did JC win? ;)
Mirnyi/Venus are definitely the strongest doubles pair there.

heya
12-21-2003, 07:09 PM
lol

kiro
12-22-2003, 02:03 AM
Yes the pairs were decided by random.
Sharapova can play some great tennis! I watched her playing and practising several times. This girl wants to play and she is very eager for win. That's quite good, IMO.

trixy
12-22-2003, 08:33 AM
I wonder how the players will play together considering it was random and some of the players havn't played together before.

yeh and Sharapova apparently can play some great tennis, she had a couple of match points against Justine in a exhibition match. I didn't see the match but apparently she's living up to the hype.

Leo
12-22-2003, 08:30 PM
yeh and Sharapova apparently can play some great tennis, she had a couple of match points against Justine in a exhibition match. I didn't see the match but apparently she's living up to the hype.

8 match points, actually. And still couldn't win. :o But yeah, at 16 years old, she is very promising.

maratski
12-22-2003, 08:34 PM
Juanqui and Maria might not be the best doubles team, but at least they're the best looking team of all ;)

esther
12-23-2003, 02:09 AM
ugh @ maria with jc

JeLuliA88
12-23-2003, 05:30 AM
lol, they're the best looking team... only cos of JC.

Leo
12-23-2003, 06:02 PM
I don't find Sharapova very appealing, either. Dementieva is by far the prettiest girl in the tournament. :hearts: