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Vliegen OUTGUNS Safin 0-6 7-6 6-4

Bilbo
04-17-2007, 06:55 PM
expected win by Vliegen :yeah:

if you don't believe check my post in the Vliegen-PHM topic

henree
04-17-2007, 06:56 PM
Safin still a head case.:o

Adler
04-17-2007, 06:57 PM
Well... who else but Marat? :)

Xristos
04-17-2007, 06:57 PM
How the fuck did Marat lose that??

WTF!!

Andre♥
04-17-2007, 06:57 PM
Typical Marat!

Sunset of Age
04-17-2007, 06:58 PM
Jeebus!

Marat serves a BAGEL in the first set and then lost his head, I guess.
Well that's a 'head case' if I ever saw one.

EDIT: Kudos to Vliegen, of course! Well done.

MariaV
04-17-2007, 06:58 PM
Yeah, WTG Marat! :yeah: :rolleyes: I KNEW, I KNEW 6-0 in the 1st set was bad! :rolleyes: :o

croat123
04-17-2007, 06:58 PM
:o :haha:

MariaV
04-17-2007, 06:58 PM
Jeebus!

Marat serves a BAGEL in the first set and then lost his head, I guess.
Well that's a 'head case' if I ever saw one.

He wants all his fans dead! :o :shrug:
I almost truly physically died after he lost to RRH in Rome last year from 6-0 4-1 with 2 breaks up. :o

Yappa
04-17-2007, 06:59 PM
Wow, 6:3 in the TB of the 2nd set, and he still managed to lose.

Kitty de Sade
04-17-2007, 06:59 PM
I don't know what to say about Safin anymore. After matches like this, having multiple MP's, and still losing...it's becoming less and less fun.

All credit to Vliegen to hang in and pull through it. Good for you mate! :hatoff:

Snowwy
04-17-2007, 06:59 PM
4 Match Points in the 2nd set :rolleyes:

+alonso
04-17-2007, 06:59 PM
:eek: WOAH!

r2473
04-17-2007, 07:00 PM
expected win by Vliegen :yeah:

if you don't believe check my post in the Vliegen-PHM topic

Did you also expect the scoreline? Seems like Vliegen always had this one in the bag.:rolleyes:

Sunset of Age
04-17-2007, 07:01 PM
He wants all his fans dead! :o :shrug:
I almost truly physically died after he lost to RRH in Rome last year from 6-0 4-1 with 2 breaks up. :o

Sure looks like that. :(
Damm. No Marat - Rafa meeting this tournament - again. :sad:

Metis
04-17-2007, 07:02 PM
At the end of the 1st set I thought we would finally see a Nadal-Safin match. What a disappointment! :(

Vliegen did a good job though to stay in the match after that bagel and took his chances. That's all that matters in the end...

*Marat BigFan*
04-17-2007, 07:02 PM
You really really disappointed me this time Marat..

BlakeorHenman
04-17-2007, 07:02 PM
Did you also expect the scoreline? Seems like Vliegen always had this one in the bag.:rolleyes:

Seriously... all one has to do to beat Safin these days is not have a heart attack and die on-court.

Bilbo
04-17-2007, 07:02 PM
Did you also expect the scoreline? Seems like Vliegen always had this one in the bag.:rolleyes:

do i hear sour grapes? :o

alfonsojose
04-17-2007, 07:02 PM
:haha: :haha:

Jimnik
04-17-2007, 07:02 PM
After those 4 MPs in the 2nd set, there was only going to be one winner. Marat is just totally incapable of putting points like that behind him.

The Ramirez-Hidalgo match in Rome last year came to mind.

Mistaflava
04-17-2007, 07:02 PM
:woohoo:


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Mistaflava
04-17-2007, 07:03 PM
do i hear sour grapes? :o



:haha:

tt boy
04-17-2007, 07:03 PM
Marat!http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/7434/142smiliend2.gifhttp://img103.imageshack.us/img103/3725/missingteethqs9.gif

tcorinna
04-17-2007, 07:04 PM
What just happened??? I think I missed something:rolleyes: ... What is wrong with Marat ... Is he affraid he could actually win again??? I so pissed now:sad:

denibas77
04-17-2007, 07:04 PM
Safin needs coach with long stick

tochilka
04-17-2007, 07:04 PM
Marat...:o
in the middle of 3rd set he shouted "I am not able to play tennis now"..then he like striked all the balls purposely straight out of the court

Voo de Mar
04-17-2007, 07:05 PM
Marat :sad: Wasted match points...

AnnaK_4ever
04-17-2007, 07:06 PM
As if someone doubted... :shrug:

Points won on the 2nd serve return in the second set - 4 of 22...

Tom Paulman
04-17-2007, 07:06 PM
Vliegen got inspired by Williams-Henin match? Nice ;)

MariaV
04-17-2007, 07:06 PM
I don't know what to say about Safin anymore. After matches like this, having multiple MP's, and still losing...it's becoming less and less fun.

All credit to Vliegen to hang in and pull through it. Good for you mate! :hatoff:

It hasn't been fun for over a year now. :o :o :o
And yeah, credit to Kristof! :hatoff:

BlackSilver
04-17-2007, 07:08 PM
Pathetic.

But at least he was going for his shots, and that is a big progress compared to the last times that I saw him play.

Good to see that Vliegen began to charge the net more after the first set, where he made Safin's life miserable.

Lleytonisthebest
04-17-2007, 07:09 PM
i would have thought that marat did it intentionnaly on other times but a few weeks ago i lost to a guy 0/6 7/6 7/6 leading 6/0 4/1 and having 5 match points in whole...i laughed so hard at the end - sarcastic!! what a shame to lose like that however...a professional shouldn't lose matches like this for sure...

thrust
04-17-2007, 07:09 PM
How can anyone really be a fan of Marat? One cannot take him seriously. He seems like a nice guy, with great physical ability but unable to put it together for very long.

lau
04-17-2007, 07:11 PM
Marat :o :smash:

MariaV
04-17-2007, 07:11 PM
How can anyone really be a fan of Marat? One cannot take him seriously. He seems like a nice guy, with great physical ability but unable to put it together for very long.

Sorry, he is my only addiction and I've tried and tried but I just cannot stay away. :o :o :shrug: :tape: :ignore:

Xristos
04-17-2007, 07:11 PM
He wants all his fans dead! :o :shrug:
I almost truly physically died after he lost to RRH in Rome last year from 6-0 4-1 with 2 breaks up. :o

Sounds like me...


Geeze 2 1st rouns losses in IW and Miami now this...

Dilara
04-17-2007, 07:14 PM
I cannot believe this.. Whatta choke Marat... *sigh*

AnnaK_4ever
04-17-2007, 07:20 PM
I think that Marat fears Rafa and he doesn't wanna play with him on clay

What a joke!

Shabazza
04-17-2007, 07:20 PM
Expected .

I think that Marat fears Rafa and he doesn't wanna play with him on clay

Wrong. The only one Marat is afraid of is himself....

scoobs
04-17-2007, 07:21 PM
Seems to me this is Safin's level these days - we shouldn't expect different.

Safin has been back on tour now since his last bout of injury for well over a year - he returned around Indian Wells 2006 and has competed a full season.

But his tennis of old has not fully returned with him, it now seems very clear.

Regardless of his past ranking, record, results or general brilliance, I refuse to look at him now as anything other than a top 30 player, capable of some good results on his day but also inconsistent and unable to string it together for long enough to hurt the very best anymore. One of the more dangerous top 30 players, but still not as much of a threat as people still want to treat him as.

Unless or until we see a performance like his AO 2005 run again from him, I see no reason to continue to view him any differently to the likes of Chela, Nieminen, Almagro these days. There's now been enough time for him to get back into his rhythm but this seems to be about the best he can do now.

scoobs
04-17-2007, 07:21 PM
do i hear sour grapes? :o
Do sour grapes make noise?

What sort of noise do they make?

How does this noise differ from sweet grapes?

:)

nisha
04-17-2007, 07:22 PM
:sad:

tennisgal_001
04-17-2007, 07:23 PM
MARAT :banghead:
When you lead 6-0 6-6 (6-3) you just DON'T lose. ONE winner. ONE clean shot. ONE more. Ugh!

Vliegen, well hung in there and it paid off well, what more can I say?

AnnaK_4ever
04-17-2007, 07:30 PM
Seems to me this is Safin's level these days - we shouldn't expect different.

Safin has been back on tour now since his last bout of injury for well over a year - he returned around Indian Wells 2006 and has competed a full season.

But his tennis of old has not fully returned with him, it now seems very clear.

Regardless of his past ranking, record, results or general brilliance, I refuse to look at him now as anything other than a top 30 player, capable of some good results on his day but also inconsistent and unable to string it together for long enough to hurt the very best anymore. One of the more dangerous top 30 players, but still not as much of a threat as people still want to treat him as.

Unless or until we see a performance like his AO 2005 run again from him, I see no reason to continue to view him any differently to the likes of Chela, Nieminen, Almagro these days. There's now been enough time for him to get back into his rhythm but this seems to be about the best he can do now.

Still, it's not an excuse for winning just 4 of 22 points on his opponent' second serve and wasting triple match-point in TB and double game-point at 3-1 in the third set.

danton
04-17-2007, 07:31 PM
He totally ran out of ideas at the end. So my four fave players are all out and England are doing really bad at the Cricket. This is a sporting week I want to forget.

scoobs
04-17-2007, 07:32 PM
Still, it's not an excuse for winning just 4 of 22 points on his opponent' second serve and wasting triple match-point in TB and double game-point at 3-1 in the third set.
No but this is what he does now - I've seen him lose an absurd amount of tennis matches from good positions purely on him losing focus and not keeping his level up. He just doesn't seem to have the belief and confidence he once did when it gets tight. He chokes, now, to be brutally frank.

atheneglaukopis
04-17-2007, 07:33 PM
Do sour grapes make noise?

What sort of noise do they make?

How does this noise differ from sweet grapes?

:)They get really big and start to look promising...and then they shrivel in record time and turn into raisins. Raisins filled with arsenic.

:sad:

Lleytonisthebest
04-17-2007, 07:36 PM
:devil: don't worry marat michailovich will be back !! harder than ever! :devil:

MariaV
04-17-2007, 07:37 PM
But his tennis of old has not fully returned with him, it now seems very clear.


It's really sad but his tennis of old may never come back, actually more like result-wise. :sad: :sad:
I mean the 1st set was brilliant from him... and then all of a sudden... again...
I may not be his fangirl at some point but I'll always be a fangirl of his BH, this BH cc and dtl in the first set - that's what makes it so hard to quit Marat, for me personally. :o :o :sad: :tears:

AnnaK_4ever
04-17-2007, 07:37 PM
No but this is what he does now - I've seen him lose an absurd amount of tennis matches from good positions purely on him losing focus and not keeping his level up. He just doesn't seem to have the belief and confidence he once did when it gets tight. He chokes, now, to be brutally frank.

But it's SAD... :sad:

scoobs
04-17-2007, 07:38 PM
It's really sad but his tennis of old may never come back, actually more like result-wise. :sad: :sad:
I mean the 1st set was brilliant from him... and then all of a sudden... again...
I may not be his fangirl at some point but I'll always be a fangirl of his BH, this BH cc and dtl in the first set - that's what makes it so hard to quit Marat, for me personally. :o :o :sad: :tears:
There's no need to quit him, anyway - I believe real fans support their players through the good times and bad - they may criticise but they never stop caring. :)

Naide
04-17-2007, 07:38 PM
Well done Marat, you killed yourself again.

scoobs
04-17-2007, 07:39 PM
But it's SAD... :sad:
I agree - it is sad. I wish it weren't the case. I feel the tour could really use a 2000 or 2005 edition Marat right now.

Joyce_23
04-17-2007, 07:40 PM
How the hell do you lose that?? It's sad to see a guy with so much potential waste it away like that, this has nothing to do with recovering from injuries anymore. He's been back and healthy for some time now and he should win matches like these. Pity.

Mechlan
04-17-2007, 07:42 PM
Marat. :rolleyes:

I think everyone knows these days that they just need to stay with Safin and play a solid match to frustrate him into potentially losing it. Doesn't help Safin that his confidence is so low in general.

gulzhan
04-17-2007, 07:44 PM
I agree - it is sad. I wish it weren't the case. I feel the tour could really use a 2000 or 2005 edition Marat right now.

or DC edition Marat :p

MariaV
04-17-2007, 07:45 PM
There's no need to quit him, anyway - I believe real fans support their players through the good times and bad - they may criticise but they never stop caring. :)

Yes of course, I KNOW, I will NEVER stop caring, even if I joke about trying to quit. :o

mallorn
04-17-2007, 07:46 PM
What is really sad is that such losses aren't surprising anymore... haven't been for a while now. Marat the perfectionist seems to have mastered the art of self-destruction. :sad:

AnnaK_4ever
04-17-2007, 07:48 PM
And clay is the only surface where he still can win some matches. If Marat dosen't gain enough points at upcoming tournaments he will be once again in jeopardy of bowing out of Top-100 after US Open/Bangkok.

Adler
04-17-2007, 07:48 PM
Safintards (99% of MTF), time to wake up (finally)

mashamaniac
04-17-2007, 07:49 PM
marat completely choked midway through that lousy 3rd set! why man? you should and could have won easily in a double bagel!

gusman890
04-17-2007, 07:51 PM
safin :sad:

CyBorg
04-17-2007, 07:53 PM
Marat...:o
in the middle of 3rd set he shouted "I am not able to play tennis now"..then he like striked all the balls purposely straight out of the court

Ne Mogu! Ne Mogu!

He didn't enjoy himself out there. I feel for him - looked like a hot day. Too hot for a guy who could be doing something much more fun with his money.

Grunge
04-17-2007, 07:56 PM
I wonder what betting quote against Safin was on bet365 at the time he was leading 6:3 in TB :devil:
Also I am curious if someone placed a bet against him at that moment :angel:

Rogiman
04-17-2007, 08:24 PM
:haha:

Björki
04-17-2007, 08:30 PM
WTF Marat :rolleyes:

r2473
04-17-2007, 08:35 PM
do i hear sour grapes? :o

No. I could give shite.

Puschkin
04-17-2007, 08:42 PM
I mean the 1st set was brilliant from him... and then all of a sudden... again...
I may not be his fangirl at some point but I'll always be a fangirl of his BH, this BH cc and dtl in the first set - that's what makes it so hard to quit Marat, for me personally. :o :o :sad: :tears:

If you are looking for a beautiful BH only, I can offer one, however, I am not sure if your nerves will be better off. ;)

Regardless of his past ranking, record, results or general brilliance, I refuse to look at him now as anything other than a top 30 player, capable of some good results on his day but also inconsistent and unable to string it together for long enough to hurt the very best anymore. One of the more dangerous top 30 players, but still not as much of a threat as people still want to treat him as.

That's exactly what I would never write about Marat. One might look like a fool pretty quickly, or maybe not. ;) :wavey:

Vass
04-17-2007, 08:44 PM
it wasn't over until marat, right before his last service game screamed "I just can't play tennis! i can't! I simply can't!" in anguished voice....

MariaV
04-17-2007, 08:48 PM
If you are looking for a beautiful BH only, I can offer one, however, I am not sure if your nerves will be better off. ;)


Thanks Margareta, I know THE backhand you're suggesting :worship: :bowdown: but yeah, being a Gasquetard/Gasquetaire whoever is not easier indeed. :o :o
But I've kinda become a Gasquetard already... ;)

Klaas_nalbandian
04-17-2007, 08:48 PM
pffff marat marat marat

{Annie}
04-17-2007, 08:48 PM
it wasn't over until marat, right before his last service game screamed "I just can't play tennis! i can't! I simply can't!" in anguished voice....

:sad: that was plain painful :hug: I wish I never had coverage

MariaV
04-17-2007, 08:49 PM
it wasn't over until marat, right before his last service game screamed "I just can't play tennis! i can't! I simply can't!" in anguished voice....

Vass dear, I knew it was over after he lost the TB. ;)

Kitty de Sade
04-17-2007, 08:53 PM
Vass dear, I knew it was over after he lost the TB. ;)

Isn't that a shame of a coincidence? I said it out loud when it happened.

"If he doesn't take it right here in the TB, it's all over."

Unfortunately, and sadly it unfolded exactly that way. :sad:

2moretogo
04-17-2007, 09:07 PM
Safin still a head case.:o
And always will be...

Seriously... all one has to do to beat Safin these days is not have a heart attack and die on-court.
Sad to say, with every tournament this gets closer to the truth.

Marat...:o
in the middle of 3rd set he shouted "I am not able to play tennis now"..then he like striked all the balls purposely straight out of the court

I am so glad that I had it on mute then. I am also glad I didn't skip International Humanitarian Law truly watch this. The lecture on torture was the prefect accompaniment to the match.

As if someone doubted... :shrug:

Points won on the 2nd serve return in the second set - 4 of 22...

And it continues. I swear returns first serves better than second serves.

Wrong. The only one Marat is afraid of is himself....

:worship: :worship: :worship:

Seems to me this is Safin's level these days - we shouldn't expect different.

Unless or until we see a performance like his AO 2005 run again from him, I see no reason to continue to view him any differently to the likes of Chela, Nieminen, Almagro these days. There's now been enough time for him to get back into his rhythm but this seems to be about the best he can do now.[/SIZE]

Only difference is that at least with Chela and Almagro is that they still can manage to win tournaments. And as bad as Nieminen has been this season, at least he's been past the 2nd round at an AMS this season.


I wonder what betting quote against Safin was on bet365 at the time he was leading 6:3 in TB :devil:
Also I am curious if someone placed a bet against him at that moment :angel:

Hahaha, if only I were a betting woman.:o I knew it was over when he called the trainer for that damn pinky finger. *sighs*

If there ever was a time to hit the panic button. Smh. Marat hasn't won consecutive matches since Las Vegas.

mangoes
04-17-2007, 09:11 PM
Safin:smash: Really pathetic choke from Safin.

MarieS
04-17-2007, 09:18 PM
Marat :bowdown: :hatoff: :bowdown: :worship::worship:
I'd like to see anyone else pull THIS off :smoke:

tcorinna
04-17-2007, 09:38 PM
I am so glad that I had it on mute then. I am also glad I didn't skip International Humanitarian Law truly watch this. The lecture on torture was the prefect accompaniment to the match.

:hatoff: :hatoff: :hatoff: Good one :haha:

rmb6687
04-17-2007, 09:40 PM
where as before, it was heart wrenchingly endearing (with a bit of anger and frustration) to watch him crumble under the weight of his own neuroses ...I find that now, there is only anger and there is only frustration.

Marat...stop it! please.

LinkMage
04-17-2007, 09:41 PM
I was really looking forward to seeing Nadal vs. Safin for the first time.

:sad:

GlennMirnyi
04-17-2007, 09:45 PM
:haha: Well, Vliegen played like **** during the first set, it was never supposed to be a bagel. Then he started playing much better and just owned Safin, especially at the net. Amazing MP saved at 6-5 in the second set TB. Attacked and never looked back. :wavey:

Byrd
04-17-2007, 09:53 PM
Fuck you safin, what a tool, nice way to finish the match after having three match points. Guess Nadal will sleep comfortably tonight (with moya).

jazar
04-17-2007, 10:09 PM
great loss after the first set. marat was soo close, but as always his mind was soo far away

AsianSensation
04-17-2007, 10:20 PM
And the tennis gods deny us Safin vs. Nadal again....

Vass
04-17-2007, 10:58 PM
Seems to me this is Safin's level these days - we shouldn't expect different.

Safin has been back on tour now since his last bout of injury for well over a year - he returned around Indian Wells 2006 and has competed a full season.

But his tennis of old has not fully returned with him, it now seems very clear.

Regardless of his past ranking, record, results or general brilliance, I refuse to look at him now as anything other than a top 30 player, capable of some good results on his day but also inconsistent and unable to string it together for long enough to hurt the very best anymore. One of the more dangerous top 30 players, but still not as much of a threat as people still want to treat him as.

Unless or until we see a performance like his AO 2005 run again from him, I see no reason to continue to view him any differently to the likes of Chela, Nieminen, Almagro these days. There's now been enough time for him to get back into his rhythm but this seems to be about the best he can do now.
Some Safin fans will shoot themselves upon reading this horrible what-seems-to-be truth.

Vass
04-17-2007, 11:07 PM
Isn't that a shame of a coincidence? I said it out loud when it happened.

"If he doesn't take it right here in the TB, it's all over."

Unfortunately, and sadly it unfolded exactly that way. :sad:

Anyone in the world could have said that. taking into account the theory of probability and Marat's recent record, they were most likely to be right.
I wonder what Marat thought at that point. right till the end, everything was in his hands... he just didn't believe in himself, it seems.

NicoFan
04-17-2007, 11:14 PM
Poor Marat. :hug:

With that said, please Marat get help so you go back up to the top 5 where you belong. :sad:

Burrow
04-17-2007, 11:46 PM
Marat? I nearly puked last tiem he lost to hidalgo, and my friend told me safin won 6-0 7-6, now i see this? WTF

CyBorg
04-17-2007, 11:53 PM
Marat owes us nothing.

Nothing.

He's given us so much already. I don't care if he loses every match from now on. He has my respect and he deserves yours.

Johnny Groove
04-18-2007, 12:09 AM
Marat :tape: :rolleyes:

Now the only question is if his counterpart Fat Dave can outdo him tomorrow :tape:

leng jai
04-18-2007, 12:19 AM
And this is why Safin and Haas are such good buddies.

sawan66278
04-18-2007, 12:35 AM
Marat has always had the talent to become one of the all timers in the men's game. Unfortunately, talent must be honed by control. Control of one's emotions, control of one's expectations, and ultimately, control of one's game. Marat has not (unlike Andre Agassi) yet (and I doubt he ever will) mastered the process of CONSTRUCTING POINT! He plays with no rhyme of reason, and expects genius on every shot.

When this fails, so does he...a pity...but there is really no one to blame but Marat. Until he is humble enough to recognize that every match is not and will not be like his first U.S. Open victory, he will continue to muddle his way through the game as the ultimate tease.

atheneglaukopis
04-18-2007, 12:44 AM
If there ever was a time to hit the panic button.Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. :yawn:

bellascarlett
04-18-2007, 01:17 AM
Oh Marat. :o :rolleyes: What to do with you...:confused:

Sean.J.S.
04-18-2007, 02:35 AM
Marat was up 6-0 1-0* and in the 2nd set TB he was up 6-3* 3MP and had another MP at 7-6* in the TB. :sobbing:

GlennMirnyi
04-18-2007, 02:42 AM
Marat owes us nothing.

Nothing.

He's given us so much already. I don't care if he loses every match from now on. He has my respect and he deserves yours.

Wow, Safinettes really know how to do fanboy-talk. :bolt:

MarieS
04-18-2007, 02:51 AM
Wow, Safinettes really know how to do fanboy-talk. :bolt:

You wish you were as good :rolleyes::angel:

GlennMirnyi
04-18-2007, 02:55 AM
You wish you were as good :rolleyes::angel:

I'm no fanboy, sorry. ;)

MarieS
04-18-2007, 03:04 AM
I'm no fanboy, sorry. ;)

That's what you think. ;)

GlennMirnyi
04-18-2007, 03:13 AM
That's what you think. ;)

It's true. I'd love to be just a brainless cheerleading fanboy, but I like the game more than special players. ;)

~EMiLiTA~
04-18-2007, 03:20 AM
unbelievable...his mental level has reached new lows. i went to bed last night when he was in control of the match and i wake up to see he lost it :fiery:

W!MBLEDON
04-18-2007, 03:22 AM
I almost had a freaking heart attack... I'm barely staying awake after having watched all the previous matches on Court Central, but the first set of Safin|Vliegen is so short (21 minutes) that I manage to watch all of it. 'Oh well, easy win for Marat, hope Nadal wins so they can meet in the third round'. So after falling asleep during the break between first and second sets, I finally wake up just now to THIS.

Safins Lets Slip 4 M.P. (yes. they spell it Safins. go to the website if you don't believe me).
Marat Safin squanders four match
points against Kristof Vliegen in the
second round of Masters Series
Monte Carlo. Full Day 3 Report

I'm practically having a heart attack after having read that. Marat... :awww:

MarieS
04-18-2007, 03:26 AM
but I like the game more than special players. ;)

:awww: that's no fun :(

atheneglaukopis
04-18-2007, 03:53 AM
unbelievable...his mental level has reached new lows. i went to bed last night when he was in control of the match and i wake up to see he lost it :fiery:I wish it were new. But everyone please remember the 6-0 4-1 to 6-0 6-7 6-7 loss against RRH at this very time last year (Rome).

MarieS
04-18-2007, 03:56 AM
I wish it were new. But everyone please remember the 6-0 4-1 to 6-0 6-7 6-7 loss against GGL at this very time last year (Rome).

Ahh, those were the good times. :smoke:




:help:

atheneglaukopis
04-18-2007, 03:58 AM
Ahh, those were the good times. :smoke:




:help:Not so unpredictable, is he? Next year at this time we'll be prepared. ;)

Merton
04-18-2007, 03:58 AM
I wish it were new. But everyone please remember the 6-0 4-1 to 6-0 6-7 6-7 loss against GGL at this very time last year (Rome).

Wasn't that RRH instead of GGL?

Merton
04-18-2007, 03:59 AM
expected win by Vliegen :yeah:

if you don't believe check my post in the Vliegen-PHM topic

Good call mate.

atheneglaukopis
04-18-2007, 04:11 AM
Wasn't that RRH instead of GGL?*facepalm* You're right, of course.

azmad_88
04-18-2007, 04:18 AM
Marat :sad: :mad:

Vliegien :bounce:

aramis
04-18-2007, 04:52 AM
Shame on you Marat! Shame on YOU!!!

*looks at score again* Ughhh....

GlennMirnyi
04-18-2007, 04:54 AM
:awww: that's no fun :(

I know, I worry too much. :(

Medina
04-18-2007, 04:56 AM
after 2005 win at AO, he isnt playing his best tennis anymore marat, WTG Vliegen

Ivanatis
04-18-2007, 05:50 AM
expected win by Vliegen :yeah:

if you don't believe check my post in the Vliegen-PHM topic

and if you don't care?:angel:

saw Marat as a slight favourite in this one, but the way he lost it is just ridiculous :(

Allez
04-18-2007, 07:30 AM
Congrats Marat :worship:

nevermind
04-18-2007, 07:32 AM
wooohooo way to go Kristof !!
But next up is probably Rafa :wavey:

MariaV
04-18-2007, 08:00 AM
Fuck you safin, what a tool, nice way to finish the match after having three match points. Guess Nadal will sleep comfortably tonight (with moya).

4 match points. Yeah.

fadou
04-18-2007, 09:28 AM
pfff !!!
poor marat, he is not confident in himself

Hagar
04-18-2007, 09:37 AM
Good for Vliegen, he needed a good win after the disappointment of the Davis Cup.

Allure
04-18-2007, 10:02 AM
:o :sad:

ioni
04-18-2007, 10:12 AM
this is too :o

I♥PsY@Mus!c
04-18-2007, 01:46 PM
Safin :haha:

Hagar
04-18-2007, 01:54 PM
If you win the first set with a bagel, then how on earth can you be "outgunned". People on this board should start to use the right verbs in connection with results. If both players win a set, then I don't see how one of them can be "outgunned". That would be when one loses 6-0, 6-1.

Bibir
04-18-2007, 03:02 PM
Good for Vliegen, he needed a good win after the disappointment of the Davis Cup.
And Safin needed a good loss after the nice surprise of Davis Cup. ;)

drf716
04-19-2007, 06:57 AM
after watching it from beginning to end,
i need therapy. mARAT!!!:worship:

historystupid
04-20-2007, 05:11 AM
Marat, I don't know what to say anymore...
Why do I always like chokers? James, Marat, Robby... What a tragedy.