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08-11-2002, 09:11 PM
It is currently in a rain delay. They are just now showing coverage on ESPN. This was from about an hour ago (2-1 Hewitt serving up a break) and it looked pretty ominous even then.

They have not said when they will resume play. The stadium is empty--there are no fans, anything. I'll try to keep you up to date on what's going on.

08-11-2002, 09:12 PM
It started thundering 3-1 Hewitt, with Carlos Moya serving.

08-11-2002, 09:13 PM
Thanks TennisHack! I was wondering why the scoreboard won't change. :rolleyes:

How are they playing?

08-11-2002, 09:15 PM
Well, Moya has already been broken, and he's made about twice as many errors than Hewitt. His serves are missing (he hasn't hit a first serve in this game, I don't think), he's making some really dumb errors. Remember, this is at 3-1 Hewitt.

08-11-2002, 09:23 PM
Carlos is moving casually around the court--a little too casually for playing against Hewitt, you know what I mean? But he's running everything down. I'm wondering if the thunder and strong possibility of rain is distracting him a little.

Moya gets the break back on a Hewitt double fault. Now it's 3-all.

The Potato looks just as intense and focused as ever, I think that goes without saying.

Patt & Cliff are drooling all over Hewitt :rolleyes:

08-11-2002, 09:26 PM
Okay, now that Carlos has gotten the break back, he's moving better. His serve is still horrible (another double, the third according the graphics guy). But he's starting to hit will a little more purpose. Moya holds for 4-3.

08-11-2002, 09:34 PM
vamos Carlos!!! You need this tittle!!! :D

08-11-2002, 09:34 PM
It's as dark as night now, and there have been some rain drops as Hewitt serves. Hewitt holds at love for 4-all.

Moya faults his first serve, and Hewitt says, "Let's leave".

LMAO at the people drying the court. There are about 15 people on each side. They're saying it won't be long before they resume play.

While they wait, they are going to show Sportscenter :rolleyes:

08-11-2002, 09:50 PM
Question: When they get back, does Moya have to serve a 2nd serve? or does he start at a first serve because of the long interruption?

08-11-2002, 10:07 PM
I'm pretty sure he'll serve the 1st.

Is there any info on the weather?

08-11-2002, 10:09 PM
Carlos Moya is more a "Careless Moya" today

come on Carlos, got to pick this up
pffff@rain as well

08-11-2002, 10:15 PM
No info on my end. Believe me, this is getting really annoying, because sportscenter is starting to repeat news.

They were drying the court an hour ago, no news since then.

08-11-2002, 10:19 PM
What time is it there?
what if the rain doesn't stop today?

08-11-2002, 10:23 PM
thanks anyway TennisHack :)

08-11-2002, 10:29 PM
It is 6:38 pm in Cincinnati right now.

Apparently it started raining again, and is pouring as I type. I guess if it doesn't stop raining before the end of the day, they will postpone the match until tomorrow. Hewitt has a bye in the first round in Indianapolis, and I don't think Carlos is playing a tournament next week.

08-11-2002, 11:18 PM

There are still scattered showers in the forecast, but for now, they are playing.

Moya took the first set 7-5!

He held for 1-0 in the second.

08-11-2002, 11:18 PM
Moya just won the first set 7-5!!!!!!!! :D

08-11-2002, 11:20 PM
Hewitt is looking a little sluggish, and Moya has come out of the gate nicely so far.

08-11-2002, 11:24 PM
Moya has a break point . . . second serve . . .

missed it :(

Potato holds 1-1

08-11-2002, 11:27 PM
Moya is net-rushing, very successfully.

Hewitt is getting pissy, thanks to the unforeced errors that are flying off his racquet.

Moya holds at love for 2-1

08-11-2002, 11:28 PM
Originally posted by Love
Question: When they get back, does Moya have to serve a 2nd serve? or does he start at a first serve because of the long interruption?

i disagree with Niminator's reply to your question.

as far as i know, you start the match exactly where you left off. so if the server had already served a first serve, he will come back on and serve a second serve. the length of the rain delay is irrelevant.

08-11-2002, 11:32 PM
Hewitt is struggling on serve.

2-2 Moya

08-11-2002, 11:35 PM
Ooh, Potato threw the racquet.

3-2 Hewitt breaks :mad:

08-11-2002, 11:39 PM
OMG! ESPN are such assholes. They are cutting away from this match to show baseball in 10 minutes . . . and Cliffy just announced that we can watch the match in about 4 and a half hours on ESPN2. :mad: :rolleyes:

Good thing Ferrero didn't make it to the finals, or else I'd be having a heart attack.

08-11-2002, 11:41 PM
Really, I didn't hear that...

08-11-2002, 11:43 PM
Okay, I just heard it...idiots!!!!

08-11-2002, 11:43 PM
Moya's forehand is going way downhill . . . 6 winners to 24 unforced errors on that wing.

Moya has a break point . . . misses it :(

4-2 Hewitt

08-11-2002, 11:47 PM
Moya has left the building.

5-2 another Potato break.

08-11-2002, 11:48 PM
I don't think anyone else is here...

08-11-2002, 11:48 PM
Moya please come back! The match isn't over yet.

08-11-2002, 11:50 PM
GOD! They can't even show the end of the damn set.

08-11-2002, 11:51 PM
They cut away at 15-all . . . live scoreboarders, take it away.

Cliff and Pat aren't the only mingers, I'd have to add the whole ESPN network to that list now.

I'm sooooo pissed right now.

08-11-2002, 11:53 PM
Moya breaks back! but he's still a break down.

08-11-2002, 11:59 PM
keep fighting Moya!!!!!!!!!!! peel him!!!!!!!! :eek:

08-12-2002, 12:03 AM
and they's even at 5!!!!!!! woo hoo!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

08-12-2002, 12:27 AM
Carlos Won 75 76!!!!!!!!! YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Well done Carlos!!!! Thanx for making my day! :D :D

08-12-2002, 12:28 AM
King Carlos. King of Peelers!!!!!!!!!!!! :kiss:

08-12-2002, 12:29 AM
Congratulations Moya! He's a real giant killer, it seems he has been a bit unlucky not to have a better career record.

08-12-2002, 12:33 AM
Down two breaks in the second set, I really thought Moya would pack it in and head for the third, but all credit to him. The Moya of 1998-99 is back.

Get him next time, Lleyton!!

08-12-2002, 01:37 AM

Brilliant match. And, as always, the King of the Peelers.

08-12-2002, 01:57 AM
Woo Hoo! Congrats Carlos!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

08-12-2002, 03:11 AM
The stupid rain delay made me lose the match! :mad: No coverage.
Well, they are gonna show the full tape in about 15 minutes. Ill post some comments during it. Its not the same, but oh well: Im so enthusiastic about Carlos´ win that I will do it anyway! :bounce:


08-12-2002, 03:34 AM
They are warming up already.
Geesh, the official announcer is speaking like if he was on a boxing fight... :rolleyes:

08-12-2002, 03:40 AM
Now Mom and Dad Potato are on TV. :p

08-12-2002, 03:44 AM
Moya serves
One DF, two bad errors from Moya and Lleyton has a breakpoint. Good serve to save it. Carlos wins the game with a great forehand down the line.
Game Moya 1-0

08-12-2002, 03:49 AM
Hewitt serves 0-1
Good backhand down the line from Moya (very deep) to get two breakpoints. Carlos hits the net on the first chance. Ace to save the second. Two big serves and he gets the game
Game Hewitt 1-1

08-12-2002, 03:52 AM
Moya serves 1-1
Moya playing some terrible stuff. Hewitt starts up 0-30. Ace for 15-30. Another bad error for Moya gives Lleyton a double breakpoint. Potato hits the net to blow the first opportunity. Carlos goes long right after though...
Game Hewitt 2-1

08-12-2002, 03:54 AM
Hewitt serves 2-1
Moya has 10 unforced errors already... Hewitt gets the game to love.
Game Hewitt 3-1

08-12-2002, 03:59 AM
Moya serves 1-3
Hewitt has a great point on 15-0, making the spanish run all the court. Moya hits another DF. Then he tries to go to the net, and it works. 30-30. Ace 40-30. Stupid error 40-40. Another one. And Hewitt has yet another breakpoint. Good serve saves it. Two errors from the potato.
Game Moya 2-3

08-12-2002, 04:04 AM
Hewitt serves 3-2
Moya plays very well at 30-15. Looks like the turning point. Error by Hewitt for breakpoint. Second double fault in the game gives Moya the break back.
Game Moya 3-3

08-12-2002, 04:07 AM
Moya serves 3-3
Slow start from Moya, but then he steps up to win the game of serve.
Game Moya 4-3

08-12-2002, 04:10 AM
Hewitt serves 3-4
The australian holds to love. Moya hits lots of groundstrokes late. Spraying balls and a lot of them go too long.

Moya starts to serve when the rain starts.

08-12-2002, 04:18 AM
They are back from the rain delay.
Moya serves 4-4
Two winners and a lot of aggressiveness from Carlos makes him win the game to 15.
Game Moya 5-4

08-12-2002, 04:23 AM
Hewitt serves 4-5
Potato comes with a doublefault to give Moya two set points. Ace to save the first. Another huge first serve to save the second. Ace for advantage (bad call! :mad: ). Ace to give him the game.
Game Hewitt 5-5

08-12-2002, 04:26 AM
Moya serves 5-5
Incredible game by Moya, painting all the lines. Hewitt couldnt do anything. Three winners and a game to love.
Game Moya 6-5

08-12-2002, 04:31 AM
Hewitt serves 5-6
Moya hitting the crap out of the ball, and then a dropshot. 0-15
Hewitt puts an overhead out. 0-30
Good serve 15-30
Moya goes for the return winner, hits the net. 30-30
Good return. 30-40. Third set point for Moya
Hewitt´s forehand hits the net!

Game first set Moya 7-5

08-12-2002, 04:37 AM
Second set
Moya serves
Hewitt comes back slow, out of timing, especially with his backhand. Moya wins easily.
Game Moya 1-0

08-12-2002, 04:44 AM
Hewitt serves 0-1
Moya reaches another breakpoint with a great return to Lleyton´s toes. Moya goes for the line on a crosscourt forehand, unlucky. :sad: A bad forehand on the net from Moya and Hewitt gets the advantage. Bad attempt at a passing shot and we are back at deuce. An error from Carlos and a good serve and the game is Hewitt´s.
Game Hewitt 1-1

08-12-2002, 04:46 AM
Moya serves 1-1
Footfault called when he got an ace... :p He manages to hold at love anyway.
Game Moya 2-1

08-12-2002, 04:52 AM
Hewitt serves 1-2
Too many errors in this game. Hewitt has less and wins the game, though.
Game Hewitt 2-2

08-12-2002, 04:55 AM
Moya serves 2-2
Hewitt throws the racquet to the floor. :rolleyes: Moya with too many errors still. Hewitt gets a breakpoint. Long ball from Moya, and the break is done
Game Hewitt 3-2

08-12-2002, 05:03 AM
Hewitt serves 3-2
Boring match now. Errors from everywhere. Moya gets a breakpoint. Hewitt saves with a bh down the line winner. "Cmon" comes next :rolleyes: :p A good volley and Mr Potato gets the adv. Error for Moya with the fh.
Game Hewitt 4-2

08-12-2002, 05:05 AM
Moya serves 4-2
Terrible game, Hewitt breaks.
Game Hewitt 5-2

08-12-2002, 05:06 AM
Hewitt serves 5-2 for the set.
Moya gets fast to 0-40 after some powerful strokes. Hewitt saves the 1st BP with a good serve. Moya breaks right after with a killer fh.
Game Moya 3-5

08-12-2002, 05:10 AM
Moya serves 3-5
Hewitt gets to a double set point after Moya´s long fh. Moya catches the potato on the run and then hits a fh down the line winner to bring back to deuce. Hewitt hits the bh long and gets mad. Moya gets a second serve ace to win the game
Game Moya 4-5

08-12-2002, 05:16 AM
Hewitt serves 5-4 for the set again :rolleyes:
Moya starts going to the net and hitting a dropvolley for winner. 0-15. Long fh for Hewitt. 0-30. Bad slice attempt by Moya 15-30 DF :p 15-40. Bad luck Moya: ball slips on the tape and goes out LUCKY POTATO :fiery:. 30-40 one more chance. wow! great fh down the line winner for Moya, Potato smashed again! :D
Game Moya 5-5

08-12-2002, 05:23 AM
Moya serves 5-5
Two questionable calls on Carlos serves... :( Moya is hitting some very good inside-out shots that are driving Hewitt nuts. Moya moving very well, but Hewitt comes with a awesome passing shot to 30-40. Very good serve to save the breakpoint. Ace to get the adv. Hewitt lucky again with that damned tape. :mad: deuce. long fh by Moya and BP for the Potato again. Bad return and deuce again. Another bad return and he definitely loses his patience. Moya hungry for the win, hitting a winner with a fh down the line.
Game Moya 6-5

08-12-2002, 05:30 AM
Hewitt serves 5-6 to stay alive :p
Moya with ups and downs this game. Stupid errors and marvelous winners (ie. a jumping bh down the line winner). Hewitt wins the game with an awesome passing shot, after running a lot on defense
Game Hewitt 6-6

08-12-2002, 05:40 AM
M serves - Moya tries a dropshot, hits the net 0-1
H serves - Moya goes for the winner, it goes wide. 2-0 / Moya hitting with all his power, forces LH´s error. 2-1
M serves - Passing shot with the bh for Moya 2-2 / Ace! 3-2
H serves - Moya alternating paces, high spinned balls and heavy flat ones. Finishes with a dropshot. 2-4 / Hewitt tries a dropshot, then a lob, but Moya reaches with the overhead. Hits Hewitt and then appologises. 2-5
M serves - Error 5-3 / Hewitt blasting the balls, gets a winner with the fh. 5-4
H serves - Ace with the 2nd serve :eek: 5-5 / DF :o:o:o 5-6
M serves - Huge serve and thats it.

Game set and match Carlos Moya, 7-5 7-6(5)

08-12-2002, 01:22 PM
lovely commentary hitman!!! thoroughly enjoyable! :D thanks! ;)

here's the official Cincy wrap-up. wasn't sure where to post it but this is as good a place...;)


Moya, Reborn in 2002

By Richard Evans - Tennis Radio Network

Carlos Moya's stunning 7-5, 7-6 victory over Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt in the rain interrupted final of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters has resurrected the tall Spaniard's career.

Moya might have won three smaller titles on clay in Europe this year, but his second Tennis Masters Series title is an achievement of a different calibre -- especially as it consituted his first big victory on a hard court. Moya had come close before -- at the 1997 Australian Open where he made the final, and again in 1999 at Indian Wells where he lost to Mark Philippoussis in the final. That was the week the man from Mallorca became No. 1 in the world, but it was a short lived reign becuase his back injury became progressively worse and he was soon spiralling down the rankings.

It has been a long, hard road back but Moya's talent has never been in question. Hewitt was under no illusions at the start of the match because Moya had beaten him twice in straight sets at Tennis Masters Series events in Monte Carlo and Rome this year. But the manner in which Moya recovered from a double break 2-5 deficit in the second set stunned the fiesty little Australian, who could not come up with enough first serves to prevent Moya sealing a memorable victory -- one that will serve notice to the rest of the tour that this popular figure is now a serious threat once again.

(from the official website)