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Andre's first title!!!!!!!!

Dirk
01-02-2004, 04:49 AM
Itaparica, Brazil
GP, 11/23/1987, O, Hard , Draw: 32


R32 Daher, Jose (BRA ) 166 5-7 6-0 6-3
R16 Yzaga, Jaime (PER ) 78 6-3 6-4
Q Gilbert, Brad (USA ) 13 6-1 6-3
S Jaite, Martin (ARG ) 15 6-2 7-5
W Mattar, Luiz (BRA ) 64 7-6 6-2


Shit this guy has been around for so long. :eek: I saw that he made the Open semis the following year losing to one of his idols Lendl.
:tennis:

Deboogle!.
01-02-2004, 04:52 AM
damn... I GUESS!!!!!

MisterQ
01-02-2004, 04:55 AM
Thanks Dirk! :) Wow, that was a long time ago (at least in tennis terms!)

Funny how he beat his future coach to win that one! And did you know that he also played doubles with Brad Gilbert at one point?

Dirk
01-02-2004, 05:07 AM
no I didn't know that. I do know he has one doubles title. Think Andre will pass Pete in titles? He is what 5 under Pete?

MisterQ
01-02-2004, 05:20 AM
yeah, there was at least one time they played together:

Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.

Tennis Masters Series, 8/10/1992, O, Hard , Draw: 28, Partner: Brad Gilbert (USA )

R32
Broad, Neil (GBR )/
Talbot, Byron (RSA )
7-5 6-3 *

R16 Davis, Scott (USA )/
Pate, David (USA )
5-7 4-6 *

MisterQ
01-02-2004, 05:21 AM
and here's one other:

Scottsdale, AZ, U.S.A.

GP, 2/22/1993, O, Hard , Draw: 16, Partner: Brad Gilbert (USA )

R16

Kinnear, Kent (USA )/
Salumaa, Sven (USA )
7-6 4-6 2-6 *

MisterQ
01-02-2004, 05:22 AM
sorry, but I found another, lol:

Stockholm, Sweden

Tennis Masters Series, 10/24/1994, I, Carpet , Draw: 24, Partner: Brad Gilbert (USA )
R32

Bergstrom, Christian (SWE )/
Svensson, Jonas (SWE )
4-6 6-7 *

Dirk
01-02-2004, 05:24 AM
I don't care for Brad. I am glad being around him didn't turn Andre into a complete ass. I do like Cahill a lot.

MisterQ
01-02-2004, 05:28 AM
I think that's all of them. Guess they weren't the greatest team on the court, lol.

As for matching Pete in # of singles titles, I think that's within Andre's grasp! Andre has 58, and Pete has 64. He could do it in one excellent year, and definitely in two, if he plays that long.

Dirk
01-02-2004, 05:34 AM
I wish Andre would base his future on not being able to win slams but being able to still win titles and be in the top 10. Adapt a more Seles approach to his career at this point. Seems like such pressure to base whether you play or not the following year if your going into it with a slam. I think he could definitely pass the title mark in 2 years. I think Andre could hit 70 titles in about 3 years if he chose to play that long.

MisterQ
01-02-2004, 05:50 AM
I wish Andre would base his future on not being able to win slams but being able to still win titles and be in the top 10. Adapt a more Seles approach to his career at this point. Seems like such pressure to base whether you play or not the following year if your going into it with a slam. I think he could definitely pass the title mark in 2 years. I think Andre could hit 70 titles in about 3 years if he chose to play that long.

That's an interesting perspective, Dirk --- one that I haven't heard expressed that much.

Considering his level at the Masters Cup and USO, it seems that he certainly is still a possibility for a slam next year. If he doesn't win one, though, I will be interested to see if he takes your approach, or just retires altogether. I would love it if he kept playing, "ala Seles" in that case! His comments so far have suggested he isn't interested in that, but maybe he would change his mind.

Dirk
01-02-2004, 06:15 AM
Hell if he really does well like wins two slams and finishes number one then I think he would retire for sure.

J. Corwin
01-02-2004, 06:47 AM
Yup, Andre definitely can pass Pete's mark in two years, if not one. :)

All hail Andre.

tangerine_dream
01-06-2004, 04:08 PM
Wow, Andre HAS been around a long while! :worship:

Weren't most of the "new balls" guys he's playing now BORN in '80s? LOL. :lol: