Escude def. El Aynaoui 6-3, 6-0!

01-06-2004, 02:44 PM
6-3, 6-0! Incredible comeback match for Escude... but what a defeat for El Aynaoui!!! Someone saw the match??? What happened?

01-06-2004, 02:51 PM
No surprise really, the scoreline must surely be connected to that injury that forced him to retire from the doubles yesterday. He usually has some problems with serve-volley players, but there's no doubt he wouldn't have lost this easily in front of a Muslim crowd if he was 100% fit. Now I suppose it's a race against time to be ready for the AO where he has QF points to defend. Still, good comeback for Escude, hopefully he can build on it and go further in the tournament.

01-06-2004, 02:54 PM
Thanks for the infos Sjengster, I didn't know he withdrew from doubles... That explains what happened I guess...

01-06-2004, 02:54 PM
poor Younes :sad: I hope his ankle is ok!!

01-06-2004, 02:59 PM
Younes :sad:

01-06-2004, 03:00 PM
gosh...that's just great, another of my fav to win in AO down with injury. Sigh...I might be the jinx here.

01-06-2004, 03:02 PM
wow, I hope Younes will be better in time for the AO --- we will miss him there if he isn't!

01-06-2004, 03:11 PM
yea he withdrew from doubles yesterday with an ankle injury... I hope it's nothing serious!

01-06-2004, 04:08 PM

01-06-2004, 05:50 PM
Bravo to Nico !! I hope it's the begining of a fantastic year for him, he deserves it, after all his injuries ! ;)

01-06-2004, 07:01 PM
poor younes :sad:

J. Corwin
01-06-2004, 07:46 PM
That sucks for Younes. Hope he will recuperate in time for AO.

01-06-2004, 10:19 PM
Yeah, Nicolas deserves it!!!

01-07-2004, 12:44 AM
Well, Nicholas always plays some of his best tennis Down Under. I'm sure none of the top players will want to see him in their section of the draw at the upcoming Australian Open.

Is Younes's injury the same one he was suffering from at the end of 2003?

01-07-2004, 11:13 AM
I think so Leo

01-07-2004, 11:14 AM
It also bothered him when he played in an exhibition against the catalans. He didn't play doubles then either.

01-07-2004, 02:35 PM
Poor Younes :sad:
I hope he is ready in time for the AO, but then he will be lacking practice and he has lots of points to defend :(