Miami R1: Seb Grosjean def. Guga Kuerten 6-1 7-5 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Miami R1: Seb Grosjean def. Guga Kuerten 6-1 7-5

Alonsofz
03-26-2008, 08:28 PM
:sad:

Good effort anyway, had 3 BPs in second set :awww:

osalsyst
03-26-2008, 08:30 PM
Good second set for Guga but still nothing too encouraging. He had a point for 6-5 in the second but was broken and Seb hadn't much trouble serving it out.

Lee
03-26-2008, 08:30 PM
Good effort Guga :worship:

I thought the score line would be more like 7-5 6-1.

Billabong
03-26-2008, 08:31 PM
Nice fight in the second set, if only he could hold at 5-5, he had some game points:sad: Anyway now there are only clay tourneys left for him...

LeChuck
03-26-2008, 08:33 PM
At least Guga made things competitive in the 2nd set, after only winning 9 points out of 35 in the opening set. He was leading 4-3* 40-0 in the 2nd set, but unfortunately Seb won the next 5 points to hold serve, and broke in that tight 11th game. Still I'm pleased with Guga's effort.

krystlel
03-26-2008, 08:36 PM
It looks like he did a pretty good job in the second set, it's a shame he wasn't able to win it but at least it was a nice way to end the match.

Zirconek
03-26-2008, 08:36 PM
Guga :worship:

jazar
03-26-2008, 08:37 PM
hate to say it, but i dont think guga is going to win any matches in his farewell tournaments

Bilbo
03-26-2008, 08:44 PM
hate to say it, but i dont think guga is going to win any matches in his farewell tournaments

he won't even win a set imo

Tom Paulman
03-26-2008, 08:46 PM
hate to say it, but i dont think guga is going to win any matches in his farewell tournaments

Maybe if he draws some mug WC in the 1st round of that challenger he's going to play.

BlakeJamitis
03-26-2008, 09:09 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! So sad to see Guga end it all like this. I remember that year he destroyed everyone including Sampras at the EOY Masters.

gnaz
03-26-2008, 09:20 PM
Sad.

Rogiman
03-26-2008, 09:20 PM
Maybe if he draws some mug WC in the 1st round of that challenger he's going to play.Grosjean nowadays is almost that.

Zirconek
03-26-2008, 09:25 PM
hate to say it, but i dont think guga is going to win any matches in his farewell tournaments

he will play a small challenger in Florianópolis, his home town, on clay ;)

he has a chance there :p

Voo de Mar
03-26-2008, 09:58 PM
I thought Guga would win at least a set :awww:

Sunset of Age
03-26-2008, 10:50 PM
:awww: :sad: :awww: :sad: :awww:

But realistically speaking - he never had a real chance anyhow...

Allez-Ollie
03-26-2008, 11:01 PM
Guga expects to play his last match at Roland Garros although he is hoping to play the Olympics, but that's a long shot.

Source: http://www.inside-tennis.net/tennis-news_3206_Guga-bows-out-to-Grosjean.html

Billabong
03-26-2008, 11:07 PM
Thanks for the article, nice to hear from Guga:)

ChinoRios4Ever
03-26-2008, 11:27 PM
Guga :worship::worship::worship::worship:

Hank777
03-26-2008, 11:29 PM
GUGA did well considering what he said after the match:

"[My hip] is very painful," said Kuerten. "To be able to play and perform like the guys, for me it's really difficult. It would be impossible. That's probably the main thing that makes me decide to stop."
It's says a lot about how much he loves the game, too bad he can't quit on his own terms, it's said to see a player quit cuz of injuries.

He had a good time though I think, did some reminiscing (of the 2000 Final against Sampras):

"That day in the final I remember the atmosphere on the court was really amazing," said Kuerten, who was appearing at the tournament for the ninth time in his career. "Not only we played some great tennis, a match that lasted for three or four hours, but people getting involved and really being part of the match. For sure it was not only one of the greatest memories for me in this tournament, but in the world."

Here's the link:

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2008news/miami_wednesday.asp


Let's hope he can go as painfree as possible for RG, GOOD LUCK GUGA !! :)

Benny_Maths
03-27-2008, 05:55 AM
If Kuerten plays Roland Garros I hope he wins at least one match (unless he draws Federer in R1 :devil:). It'd be a shame for his great record there to be tarnished by a first round loss in his final run at the FO.

Bibberz
03-27-2008, 09:46 AM
Guga should pull out from every tournament apart from FO if it would increase his chances of success there.

FNT
03-27-2008, 09:51 AM
Guga should win at least a match before FO. I don't really remember how he did on clay after going down, but he's still special.

star
03-27-2008, 03:32 PM
Vale, Guga. :rocker:

Ivo#1Fan
03-27-2008, 03:39 PM
Given his current hip condition which limits his movement, clay is probably his worst surface right now. He has to end points quickly if he is to have a chance.

justClaudia
03-27-2008, 04:15 PM
:awww:

at least he fought in the second set. :shrug:

Vlad1980
03-27-2008, 05:27 PM
Good fight in the second set Guga!

You are still the best. :worship: :worship:

Renaud
03-27-2008, 06:47 PM
Seb and Guga will play RG Doubles together.

wenty
03-28-2008, 09:13 AM
Seb :yeah: