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RG Hideout/Denial thread.

Bagelicious
05-30-2006, 12:23 AM
Title edited again after Henman's equally unexpected loss.

Title edited due to Marat's totally unexpected *cough* loss.

I got sick of the 'Roger vs. Rafa - the rivalry!' hype after TMS Rome, but I thought I would get over it once RG got underway.

Instead, I find myself more and more irritated by the threads, the articles and the fact that this RG seems to be all about these two (yes, yes, they're gifted blah blah, fawn, blah) players. Trying to avoid it and still keep up with tennis is futile.

Here's the breakdown:
Rafa will win RG because...

No Roger will win because...

But Roger has a greater chance of not making it to the final...

If they meet in the final Roger/Rafa will win because...

But Rafa's amazing streak means...

But Roger's non-calendar slam...

But tennis writer X says...

But my grandma can predict the future and she's only wrong 87.132423% of the time....

But, but, but, but goddamit won't this topic die already! Unfortunately the answer is no - not until the end of this tournament.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not denying the quality of tennis likely from their matchup. I'm just tired of the discussions about the outcome of said high-quality matchup.

WE DON'T KNOW. WE DON'T KNOW NOW. WE DIDN'T KNOW YESTERDAY, WE WON'T KNOW TOMORROW. WE WON'T KNOW UNTIL THEY PLAY. UNTIL THEN, EVERYONE'S TEDIOUS, REPETITIVE AND BLOODY IRRITATING SPECULATION IS USELESS, INEFFECTUAL, UNPROFITABLE, FRUITLESS, FUTILE AND ANY OTHER SYNONYM YOU CARE TO NAME!

Here I have my happy oblivion, a GM version of DENIAL (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=76493) if you will. My little rebellious thread, fighting amongst the morass and confusion that is GM, offering a beautiful, peaceful RG haven unpolluted by Roger/Rafa predictions and arguments.

Here's a useful prediction for you: Marat Safin will win this years RG. Why?
Well, why not? He's Marat Safin, the very definition of unpredictability (his picture will replace all current definitions in the next reprint of the Oxford dictionary). His results this year? Dismal. He has won one (it's one right?) match on clay this year.

Why do I think he will win RG? Actually I don't. I'd just rather talk about something other than a R(1) vs. R(2) final.

Do you want to vent? Do you want to talk about someone else (anyone else) winning RG? Lay it down for the masses and get it off your chest. I'm glad I got it off mine.

atheneglaukopis
05-30-2006, 12:30 AM
He has won one (it's one right?) match on clay this year.
One in Rome, one in Estoril, three in Valencia. He was going to win Valencia but then he turned his ankle.

Bagelicious
05-30-2006, 12:32 AM
One in Rome, one in Estoril, three in Valencia. He was going to win Valencia but then he turned his ankle.

Five?!!! Five whole matches?!! See... I'm better at this 'prediction' thing than I thought. With preparation like that, there's absolutely no way he can go wrong.

Gonzo may as well pack up, Marat's sending him home!


No one here is trying to hide from reality at all.

dkw
05-30-2006, 12:39 AM
Okay I'll jump on you're bandwagon of craziness... let's hope it doesn't crash into a teddy bear tomorrow :)

Bagelicious
05-30-2006, 03:41 PM
Okay I'll jump on you're bandwagon of craziness... let's hope it doesn't crash into a teddy bear tomorrow :)


Today Marat begins his quest for world domination - first Roland Garros, then... the world!

Rgask
05-30-2006, 03:51 PM
No way i c marat winning RG 2006......But i have a feelin' that Gasquet will b the French open champ this yearr.. :devil:

Yappa
05-30-2006, 04:07 PM
7 matches huh? How many sets is that? :confused:

A_Skywalker
05-30-2006, 04:46 PM
M. Montcourt is just 6 matches from winning RG 2006 ...

robinhood
05-30-2006, 06:09 PM
Right now only five points away from losing the first match.
Stupid Marat!
I can't believe I put my faith in him time and time again and watch him lose playing horrible tennis.
I'll probably do it again next time, but for once, Marat, DO SOMETHING!! :fiery: :fiery:

adee-gee
05-30-2006, 06:10 PM
:worship: stunning prediction!

DrJules
05-30-2006, 06:15 PM
:devil:

I got sick of the 'Roger vs. Rafa - the rivalry!' hype after TMS Rome, but I thought I would get over it once RG got underway.


Oh well

The Roger and Rafael show is back on. :lol:

BlackSilver
05-30-2006, 06:16 PM
Today Marat begins his quest for world domination - first Roland Garros, then... the world!


It seems that will be first the world and THEN Roland Garros :)

FelipeMIA89
05-30-2006, 06:19 PM
well he just lost...

Allez
05-30-2006, 06:28 PM
Did you mean next years RG ?

DrJules
05-30-2006, 06:41 PM
:worship: stunning prediction!

Now everyone can return to the real world; Roger vs. Rafael. :lol:

almouchie
05-30-2006, 07:26 PM
marat is 7 matches & a year away from winning RG
he played well at times in his match
very tough first round opponent
disaapointing to see him go out

dkw
05-30-2006, 11:27 PM
Okay so the whole Safin thing didn't work out... but no worries. Who's our next random candidate to win the French.

And I guess you can change the thread title to PAL Pick A Loser :)

drf716
05-31-2006, 03:06 AM
it was a nice effort though!
if only marat had read about this, he would've tried.
hopefully everyone got the point about roger-rafa thing.
it's dull!
rather see the up and comers... GO TEENS!!!

dkw
05-31-2006, 05:33 AM
Come on Tim... wait did he win his first round *goes to check*

dkw
05-31-2006, 05:47 AM
Wait, wait, wait, wait... Tim is playing Tursunov tomorrow. I'm going to have to renege my support for this thread. I'm now backing Dimitry for Champion :)

acharlesmobile
05-31-2006, 06:24 AM
Dimitry FTW

Primal
05-31-2006, 07:00 AM
GO Tim!

Federer-Henman Final!!! Is it even possible? Let me check the draw. :D

Ok- the answer was no, but does is metter?:D

dkw
05-31-2006, 07:07 AM
^^ No it doesn't!!! The Roland Garros we're supporting is taking place in a parallel reality so anything goes :)

World Beater
05-31-2006, 07:24 AM
tim had his chance two years ago against coria in the SF.

Primal
06-01-2006, 01:11 PM
Time to change the title, who's next? :D

FerrersLinda
06-01-2006, 01:54 PM
Acasuso... oops....no.
So who are we jinxing next?

Primal
06-01-2006, 02:04 PM
I believe we finaly went back to R/R, and my R is Roger! :D

Bagelicious
06-05-2006, 12:50 AM
Acasuso... oops....no.
So who are we jinxing next?

Not jinxing... supporting in a parallel universe!

Sorry for the late update.

Bagelicious
06-05-2006, 06:28 PM
Now that Monfils is out... any suggestions?