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joeb_uk
08-21-2004, 02:50 PM
Saturday August 21st

Centre Court
Starts 17.00h
Men's Bronze Medal Match
Taylor Dent(USA) vs Fernando Gonzalez(CHI)
Women's Gold Medal Match
Justine Henin-Hardenne(BEL) vs Amelie Mauresmo(FRA)
Men's Doubles Gold Medal Match
Fernando Gonzalez/Nicolas Massu(CHI) vs Nicolas Kiefer/Rainer Schuttler(GER)

Court One
Starts 17.00h
Women's Bronze Medal Match
Anastasia Myskina(RUS) vs Alicia Molik(AUS)
Women's Doubles Bronze Medal Match
Paola Suarez/Patricia Tarabini(ARG) vs Shinobu Asagoe/Ai Sugiyama(JPN)


Sunday August 22nd

Center Court
Starts 17.00h
Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match
Li Ting/Sun Tian Tian(CHN) vs Conchita Martinez/Virginia Ruano Pascual(ESP)
Men's Gold Medal Match
Nicolas Massu(CHI) vs Mardy Fish(USA)

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 03:10 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 0-0 (Dent Serving)

star
08-21-2004, 03:17 PM
Dent and Gonzo are on TV right now. :)

Gonzo's ankle appears to be just fine. And this first game is taking FOREVER!

Deuce again.

I'm torn............. .... a little. Feel like I should root for the U.S. player, but I normalwise i would root for Gonzo......... So I guess that's what I'm going to do. :)

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 03:17 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 0-1 (Gonzalez Serving)

star
08-21-2004, 03:18 PM
:) Everytime I see the Chilean flag it makes me think of TEXAS :)

star
08-21-2004, 03:19 PM
People just wandering around in the stands.... so play can't start

star
08-21-2004, 03:22 PM
15-0 service winner
30-0 Gonzo takes big cuts..... Taylor comes in for the high volley, but muffs it.
30-15 One of Gonzo's cuts goes out
30 all... Taylor slices one of the returns and Gonzo hits out
40-30 Gonzo to the net with the little angled dink croos court volley close to the net
Deuce... Gonzo hits wide and long. Banging the ball
ACE AD
second serve...........Taylor comes in..... Gonzo hits the net
Deuce

star
08-21-2004, 03:23 PM
Great play! Gonzo draws the short ball, and comes in to put it away.
Down the line passing shot....... took something off of it.

1 all.

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 03:24 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 1-1 (Dent Serving)

star
08-21-2004, 03:33 PM
0-15 Gonzo puts the return at Dent's feet
0-30 Error at the net...... didn't get up the the backhand volley
second serve.....
0-40..... Taylor came in and made the volley, but Gonzo hit a good lob... Got the advantage on his racket. Taylor netted the return
15-40 Dent came in on his second serve and hit an excellent volley.
30-40... High volley put away
Deuce service winner.
Gonzo slows things down now.
second serve
AD Gonzo.... Dent came in on a second serve and Gonzo scooped it dtl
second serve
Deep second serve and Gonzo can't handle it
Deuce
second serve
Dent comes in... gets the first volley, but Gonzo blasts it and Dent's volley flies over the baseline
AD Gonzo
Return hit off the frame
DEUCE
second serve
Dent punches the volley, and then Gonzo hits the net.
AD Dent.
DEUCE as Dent's volley goes woefully wide
Second serve
Gonzo hits a great return, and Dent can't handle the volley.... too far back when he hit the volley
AD GONZO
DEUCE..... Gonzo hits over the baseline
AD GONZO..... Dent nets the volley
BEAUTIFUL point from Gonzo..... sharply angled the return, Dent had to go wide to get the volley and couldn't stick it, Gonzo hit the passing shot.

2-1 Gonzo.

KCVH
08-21-2004, 03:34 PM
The ones who follow the match live on which channel is it? Thanks

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 03:35 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 2-1 (Gonzalez Serving)

star
08-21-2004, 03:38 PM
USA! :)

I mean that's the channel it is on.

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 03:38 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 3-1 (Dent Serving)

star
08-21-2004, 03:39 PM
15 all.

TheHawk
08-21-2004, 03:39 PM
One can clearly see Fernando is cautious out there, following yesterday's injury. Surely he's not 100%, but that should be enough to win, hopefully.

star
08-21-2004, 03:40 PM
Gonzo is slowing things down again.

oops... barely got that volley over. 30-15

star
08-21-2004, 03:41 PM
Nice passing shot..... 30 all

KCVH
08-21-2004, 03:42 PM
Gonzales he played 4 three setters in 3 days, and still manages to lead :eek:

star
08-21-2004, 03:42 PM
Drop volley... 40-30

backspin.....

Gonzo lobbed.... Dent smacked it back right at Gonzo, and Gonzo hit over the baseline

2-3

KCVH
08-21-2004, 03:42 PM
Come on Taylor break him

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 03:43 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 3-2 (Gonzalez Serving)

star
08-21-2004, 03:43 PM
Gonzales he played 4 three setters in 3 days, and still manages to lead :eek:

Don't you think that Gonzales is a cut above Dent as a player?

Anyway, both are inconsistent players. They've both had a great run here at the Olympics. That's one of the reasons I'm torn. It would be too bad for either one of them to lose the medal.

star
08-21-2004, 03:46 PM
Easy hold at 15
4-2

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 03:46 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 4-2 (Dent Serving)

KCVH
08-21-2004, 03:47 PM
Yes must admit Taylor is inconsistent but on fast courts better than Gonzales.

star
08-21-2004, 03:50 PM
Ace!
15-0
popped up volley.... Gonzo crushes it.
15 all
High backhand overhead put away...
30-15
second serve
30 all
Break point as Taylor can't get the low volley over the net
ACE..... on second serve... Courier thought it was out and a double fault.
Mishit return.
AD Dent

TheHawk
08-21-2004, 03:50 PM
Gonzalez is a much complete player than Dent and better on all surfaces, maybe on grass Dent will have the edge.

star
08-21-2004, 03:51 PM
Dent hits a volley too many and Cant handle the dtl passing shot

Now...... another Break Point... Dent hit the low return into the net

Second serve

star
08-21-2004, 03:51 PM
Gonzo tries to explode the ball on the second serve..... but hits the net

DEUCE

star
08-21-2004, 03:52 PM
Gonzo hits over the baseline.

Service winner

3-4 for Dent

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 03:52 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 4-3 (Gonzalez Serving)

KCVH
08-21-2004, 03:53 PM
Come on Taylor show your returns attack his second serves.

star
08-21-2004, 03:54 PM
Yeah..... I think that Gonzales is a pretty good hardcourt player. Those blasters he hits are effective on a fast court... maybe more so than a clay court. Gonzales isn't ranked higher imo, because he insists on playing all or nothing tennis.

star
08-21-2004, 03:54 PM
30-0

TheHawk
08-21-2004, 03:55 PM
Exactly star. If he uses his head more, he would be ranked higher, MUCH higher.

Ironically enough, today he's a little cautious but that's because of the injury ...

star
08-21-2004, 03:55 PM
40-0

Dent shoulders look to be slumping.

HOlds at love 5-3

Black Adam
08-21-2004, 03:55 PM
is this a best of 5 match????????? geee then its gonnna take a lot of time!

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 03:56 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 5-3 (Dent Serving to stay in the Set)

traga
08-21-2004, 03:56 PM
best of 3 as far as i know

star
08-21-2004, 03:57 PM
Exactly star. If he uses his head more, he would be ranked higher, MUCH higher.

Ironically enough, today he's a little cautious but that's because of the injury ...

I don't think so. His ankle looks to be fine. He's running hard. stopping... changing directions... Maybe the Chilean coach took him our back and hit him over the had with a fence pole. :) But I agree he has played some points at less than full blast.

TheHawk
08-21-2004, 03:58 PM
NBCOlympics score shows best of 5 but the official graphics, those on TV show best of 3.

traga
08-21-2004, 03:58 PM
Chilean TV just said it's best of 3

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 03:59 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 5-4 (Gonzalez Serving for the Set)

TheHawk
08-21-2004, 03:59 PM
I don't think so. His ankle looks to be fine. He's running hard. stopping... changing directions... Maybe the Chilean coach took him our back and hit him over the had with a fence pole. :) But I agree he has played some points at less than full blast.

The ankle is a delicate part, either you're fit or you're not, although there's the "cautious zone". I think Fena is in that zone :)

Black Adam
08-21-2004, 03:59 PM
BREAK him taylor!

star
08-21-2004, 04:00 PM
Two set points

traga
08-21-2004, 04:01 PM
set Gonzalez

star
08-21-2004, 04:01 PM
man........ good approach after a rally...... Gonzo hits the return wide

AHORA!

First set to Gonzales!

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 04:01 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 0-0 (Dent Serving)

star
08-21-2004, 04:02 PM
The ankle is a delicate part, either you're fit or you're not, although there's the "cautious zone". I think Fena is in that zone :)

That could be. I'm not in his head. :)

But, the ankle isn't affecting his movement whatsoever.

TheHawk
08-21-2004, 04:03 PM
Maybe the Chilean coach

His coach is from Argentina :)

star
08-21-2004, 04:03 PM
Who are you guys cheering for in the women's GM match?

star
08-21-2004, 04:04 PM
His coach is from Argentina :)


I was speaking of the coach of the Chilean team......... hence, "Chilean coach." :)

star
08-21-2004, 04:05 PM
15-40
Big serve..... 30-40

Black Adam
08-21-2004, 04:05 PM
Who are you guys cheering for in the women's GM match?
certainly not momo ....... her game is based on a big backhand and strength...... i am going for justine.......she encounters strong players but she wins using her techniques not strength...... GO JUSTINE!

star
08-21-2004, 04:06 PM
Another good serve... Deuce
second serve. Nice one too, and Gonzo hits the net.

Taylor must be so sick of hearing the word DEUCE

1-0

TheHawk
08-21-2004, 04:07 PM
Mauresmo all the way.

star
08-21-2004, 04:08 PM
MAN OH MAN...... stepped around the backhand and hit a POWERFUL forehand DTL!!!!

star
08-21-2004, 04:09 PM
Ok..... this is incredible... Gonzo was hitting slice backhands during that rally.

I think he wanted to draw Dent into the net... which he did, and Dent missed the volley.

1 all

star
08-21-2004, 04:10 PM
30-0

Some good serving

ACE 40-0

star
08-21-2004, 04:11 PM
Really nice volley down the line. 2-1

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:12 PM
morning star:p I didn't know they were gonna be showing this match. Any of the rest of the team there to cheer poor taylor along?

KCVH
08-21-2004, 04:12 PM
morning star:p I didn't know they were gonna be showing this match. Any of the rest of the team there to cheer poor taylor along?
Yes

Black Adam
08-21-2004, 04:13 PM
maybe roddick and mardy and pat mcenroe are there

star
08-21-2004, 04:13 PM
lol...... I didn't notice anyone else there. :)

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:14 PM
good, I felt bad for Taylor yesterday b/c they were all at Mardy's match aw

star
08-21-2004, 04:14 PM
Marvelous cross court passing shot. sort of off the back foot too.

40-30 from 0-30

star
08-21-2004, 04:15 PM
Deuce as Dent pressures by coming to the net.

star
08-21-2004, 04:16 PM
Tarabini is cheering on Gonzo

star
08-21-2004, 04:16 PM
ACE!!

Ad for Gonzo

star
08-21-2004, 04:17 PM
Game for Gonzo... 2 all.

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:18 PM
According to the bug at the top of the NBC page it's 95 degrees there right now :eek:

star
08-21-2004, 04:18 PM
Blocked back the return..... and won the point. :)
15 all

Black Adam
08-21-2004, 04:18 PM
hey I WAS WONDERING IF gonzo is part of the biggest servers like roddick dent scud arthurs safin and karlovic ????

star
08-21-2004, 04:18 PM
WHAT A GREAT PASSING SHOT!

star
08-21-2004, 04:19 PM
40-30.... Dent volleyed behind Gonzo

tennis_spider
08-21-2004, 04:19 PM
40-40

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:20 PM
TGS, Gonzo's serve is pretty big but it's not in the league of Andy or Taylor or Ljubicic or J.Johansson or anyone like that IMO

star
08-21-2004, 04:21 PM
hey I WAS WONDERING IF gonzo is part of the biggest servers like roddick dent scud arthurs safin and karlovic ????

He's got a hard serve, but he's not one of the "big servers."

He's hit two aces in this match.

Auscon
08-21-2004, 04:25 PM
Congrats Alicia! First ever tennis singles medal for Aus

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:25 PM
Courier seemed to think he's taking some off his 1st serve today in order to keep Taylor off the net...

Gonzo? Take something off a shot? hehehhe


:eek: Yea, congrats Alicia is right! a medal and a big win over Myskina!

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:26 PM
Taylor breaks!!!

star
08-21-2004, 04:27 PM
It's been a different match for Gonzo..... he's taken something off all during the match.

But a double fault? Is Gonzo getting tight?

KCVH
08-21-2004, 04:27 PM
Yess finally Taylor :)

star
08-21-2004, 04:27 PM
Good scrambling from Dent...... He looked great there.

30-0

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:28 PM
Good scrambling from Dent...... He looked great there.


:eek: I know... I was like wait are you sure that's Taylor running around hitting good groundies? :p

star
08-21-2004, 04:29 PM
5-2!!!


Wow! Dent looked like toast for awhile...... and now it is all different.

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 04:30 PM
yesssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!! GO TAYLOR!!! Beat the caveman!!! :banana:

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:31 PM
Gonzo's first serve % has gone down from 84% in the first set, 65% now - that's why he's been able to do more on the return :eek:

Gonzo is totally frazzled now.....all of a sudden triple SP :eek:

KCVH
08-21-2004, 04:32 PM
Some find Taylor overrated but at his very best I mean on fast courts. He can trouble anybody. Though he never went past the 3rd round at Wimbly, one shouldn't forget he played against players like Hewitt/Agassi whose return game was on.

star
08-21-2004, 04:33 PM
Gonzo isn't a caveman.

Nice volley from Dent for the set!

The whole complexion of the match changed with that one double fault.

I still haven't seen any of the U.S. team in the stands.

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 04:33 PM
BEAUTIFUL DROP VOLLEY by the lovely Dent to take second set. :banana:

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:34 PM
oh that's absolutely right KCVH, when Taylor's game is on he can beat anyone. Remember the titles he won in a row at the end of last year beating all kinds of players ranked higher than him? He's definitely dangerous - his problem has been being fit and 100% healthy and consistent... which he hasn't been able to do this year, maybe this is a turning point for him :)

I don't see them either, star, not around PMac anyway. Shame on them. they really should be there.

star
08-21-2004, 04:34 PM
Some find Taylor overrated but at his very best I mean on fast courts. He can trouble anybody. Though he never went past the 3rd round at Wimbly, one shouldn't forget he played against players like Hewitt/Agassi whose return game was on.

Yes, I agree that when Taylor is "on" he can be a problem for most players, but he is massively inconsistent, and his fitness level is questionable many times... he seems to get in shape, then get flabby, then get in shape... he doesn't truly commit to his fitness.

star
08-21-2004, 04:35 PM
Gonzales went wee wee. :)

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 04:35 PM
i call him caveman or cro-magnon and do so affectionately. Gonzo is sexy as hell but he plays like a brute force caveman with a club in his hand hit everything in his path.

(actually Fernando employs slices and all different types of shots but Jim courier and these guys pretend like he hits EVERY ball hard which is not true. But don't even get me started on this xenophobe and misogynist Courier :fiery: )

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:36 PM
Taylor looks really WEIRD sitting there shaking and wrapped up in his towel :scared:

star
08-21-2004, 04:37 PM
i call him caveman or cro-magnon and do so affectionately. Gonzo is sexy as hell but he plays like a brute force caveman with a club in his hand hit everything in his path.

(actually Fernando employs slices and all different types of shots but Jim courier and these guys pretend like he hits EVERY ball hard which is not true. But don't even get me started on this xenophobe and misogynist Courier :fiery: )

He was hitting some slice backhands at one point.... and he's blocked back a number of serves.

I think they've noted that..... maybe not.

I think they have credited Fernando with being a creative player. :)

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 04:37 PM
Yes, I agree that when Taylor is "on" he can be a problem for most players, but he is massively inconsistent, and his fitness level is questionable many times... he seems to get in shape, then get flabby, then get in shape... he doesn't truly commit to his fitness.


you could say the same for Nalbandian, Gonzalez, Jennifer Capriati, phillippoussis, etc. it has to do with their body type. It's a lot tougher for these kind of people to stay thin that someone like a Myskina or Guga Kuerten.

star
08-21-2004, 04:38 PM
Gonzo comes back from the potty.

star
08-21-2004, 04:38 PM
Crowd is for Gonzales... pretty overwhelmingly, it seems to me.

star
08-21-2004, 04:39 PM
you could say the same for Nalbandian, Gonzalez, Jennifer Capriati, phillippoussis, etc. it has to do with their body type. It's a lot tougher for these kind of people to stay thin that someone like a Myskina or Guga Kuerten.

It has a lot to do with their dietary habits. :)

2Tough4Men
08-21-2004, 04:39 PM
Of course. Only the blind could cheer for Taylor.

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:39 PM
you could say the same for Nalbandian, Gonzalez, Jennifer Capriati, phillippoussis, etc. it has to do with their body type. It's a lot tougher for these kind of people to stay thin that someone like a Myskina or Guga Kuerten.

But Taylor actually has fat rolls coming off his stomach...it's really gross

the potty seems to have helped Gonzo here... and he breaks

star
08-21-2004, 04:40 PM
Now this is where I question Taylor's brain.

This was where he could have taken posession of the match, but instead he's broken.

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 04:40 PM
Gonzalez just hit a beautiful chipped backhand winner for a passing shot and then two points later, he chipped a return low to get the point. Neither of those were power shots and now he just broke with a floating return.

Of course he hits everything hard and is brainless according to Courier. :rolleyes:

hablovah19
08-21-2004, 04:41 PM
Come on Gonzo !!

KCVH
08-21-2004, 04:41 PM
Yes, I agree T. Dent is very inconsistent. But it isn't easy the way he plays. As a serve & volleyer you are bound to have ups and downs, unless your name is Navratilova/Mcenroe. Unfortunately the fast courts have been slowed down too.

KCVH
08-21-2004, 04:41 PM
OH NO Taylor.

star
08-21-2004, 04:42 PM
Crowd is supporting Gonzales attempts to get balls called long..

unfortunately no shot spot or good camera angles so it's hard to tell.

3 breakers.

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 04:43 PM
shit taylor had a great chance off of that great chipped return. :fiery:

star
08-21-2004, 04:43 PM
"laid it down the line softly" I think that's acknowledging that Gonzo has some finesse

Not a "sledgehammer" of a forehand. :)

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:44 PM
Gonzo is only winning 25% of his 2nd serve points :eek:

and the rebreak!

weee post 17,000 lmfao

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 04:44 PM
Taylor breaks back! :D

star
08-21-2004, 04:44 PM
Taylor breaks back with a nice cross court forehand

Thows racket in the direction of the linesman.

2Tough4Men
08-21-2004, 04:44 PM
Dammit, Gonzalez, bagel him.

2Tough4Men
08-21-2004, 04:45 PM
DEFAULT GONZALEZ FOR RACKET ABUSE! DEFAULT!

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 04:45 PM
"laid it down the line softly" I think that's acknowledging that Gonzo has some finesse

Not a "sledgehammer" of a forehand. :)

I know!!! I could not believe my ears. LOL. Of course, it came about six points in which Gonzo used his brains. (a new record for him LOL)

star
08-21-2004, 04:45 PM
Crowd is not getting into the match....... Booing lustily.

Screaming with satisfaction when Gonzo wins a point.

15 all.

star
08-21-2004, 04:46 PM
my god, i'm hungry.

i need to go get some breakfast.

They may have to do without me. :)

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:47 PM
me too star :p

And my Torts book is staring at me :(

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 04:48 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 1-2 (Gonzalez Serving)

2Tough4Men
08-21-2004, 04:48 PM
Can this finish sometime in the next ten minutes? It would nice.

star
08-21-2004, 04:50 PM
This umpire.... Ramos...... is yummy looking.

The ball looked good for me too.

star
08-21-2004, 04:51 PM
Double

But really the call worked against Dent. If the linesman had been right in the first place, he would have probably won that point.

star
08-21-2004, 04:52 PM
Wonderful rally from Dent.

star
08-21-2004, 04:52 PM
Man......... hitting a forehand from the backhand corner.... MAN!!!

star
08-21-2004, 04:53 PM
Gonzo finally gets the AD and hits the net during a rally.

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 04:54 PM
yes indeed. Taylor's groundstrokes are not bad (once he get grooved). They've got some pretty nasty loopy topspin and then a wicked slice too. That kind of variation seems bother even Gonzalez at times. and now he just dumped a forehand off of Taylor's heavily topspun forehand.

star
08-21-2004, 04:54 PM
Man oh man..... Dent hits the approach shot to the backhand and Gonzo hits a running backhand passing shot..... LOVELY

star
08-21-2004, 04:55 PM
This is a much better match..... tennistically speaking..... than I had thought it would be.

I'm enjoying it a lot.

Nicer when I don't really care who wins. :)

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 04:56 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 2-2 (Dent Serving)

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 04:56 PM
Taylor just needs to sit on that dtl backhand cuz Gonzo had burnt more than once with him.


Btw, last night i played a Taylor point. I hit a heavy looping forehand to the power baseliner which he did not expect. He got it back midcourt and I leaned so heavily into a slice backhand volley practically leaping into it with a vicious angle that landed near the sideline for a clean winner. It was awesome. :o

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 04:57 PM
Gonzo breaks... Taylor:o

TheHawk
08-21-2004, 04:57 PM
Amazing how he still can go on like this Fernando
he looks mighty tired!

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 04:58 PM
Gonzo breaks. Yep Taylor still too inconsistent and he should not serve and volley over and over when Gonzo and is grooved in a game. He also should vary up the speeds and use some heavier kickers on first serves. He has all the shots in the book on his serve but refuses to use them all! :rolleyes:

star
08-21-2004, 04:58 PM
Gonzo breaks!!

It's going to be lovely whoever wins this match. :)

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 04:59 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 3-2 (Gonzalez Serving)

star
08-21-2004, 04:59 PM
Amazing how he still can go on like this Fernando
he looks mighty tired!

He's very determined.

I think playing for his country may be different for him than just playing for himself. :)

SuperRevelation
08-21-2004, 05:00 PM
Come on Gonzo!!

KCVH
08-21-2004, 05:00 PM
Yes, it's a better match than yesterday when Taylor lost to Massu

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:01 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 4-2 (Dent Serving)

KCVH
08-21-2004, 05:06 PM
Come on Taylor break him

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:08 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 4-3 (Gonzalez Serving)

traga
08-21-2004, 05:10 PM
40/0 gonzalez

TheHawk
08-21-2004, 05:10 PM
Fena had an answer for whatever question asked by Dent.

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:10 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 5-3 (Dent Serving to stay in the Match)

traga
08-21-2004, 05:11 PM
5/3 gonzalez

SuperRevelation
08-21-2004, 05:12 PM
Hold serve Gonzo!

traga
08-21-2004, 05:13 PM
match point

traga
08-21-2004, 05:14 PM
deuce

SuperRevelation
08-21-2004, 05:14 PM
oops i meant break lol

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:15 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 5-4 (Gonzalez Serving for the Match)

SuperRevelation
08-21-2004, 05:15 PM
now serve out the match gonzo, u can do it

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 05:15 PM
jturpin, you don't like the American player???

star
08-21-2004, 05:15 PM
May I say how much I am appreciating Mr. Courrier's fine commentary? :)

hablovah19
08-21-2004, 05:16 PM
Come on Gonzo!!

traga
08-21-2004, 05:17 PM
30/30

KCVH
08-21-2004, 05:18 PM
Come on Taylor break him it's now or never. Attack his 2nd serves if he doesn't get his firsts in.

traga
08-21-2004, 05:18 PM
5/5

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:19 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 5-5 (Dent Serving)

Deboogle!.
08-21-2004, 05:19 PM
Well if Courier didn't call that one!!! lol....

KCVH
08-21-2004, 05:19 PM
Yesss Taylor :) Now hold

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 05:19 PM
Taylor breaks back. :banana:

traga
08-21-2004, 05:19 PM
sadly Gonzalez suffered stage panic

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:20 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 5-6 (Gonzalez Serving to stay in the Match)

2Tough4Men
08-21-2004, 05:20 PM
That was pathetic.

star
08-21-2004, 05:20 PM
Jimminy Cricket!!

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 05:20 PM
Now break him Taylor!!!!

TheHawk
08-21-2004, 05:21 PM
Tense, tired, nervous, you name it ...

SuperRevelation
08-21-2004, 05:22 PM
Yea, I like Dent but Gonzo is my favorite player but looks like he wont come back now. He will have too many unforced errors in this game.

hablovah19
08-21-2004, 05:22 PM
Come on Gonzo!! Hold your serve !!! :mad: :rolleyes:

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:24 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 6-6 (Dent Serving)

traga
08-21-2004, 05:24 PM
6/6 no tie break

sol
08-21-2004, 05:25 PM
Dent *15-15

hablovah19
08-21-2004, 05:25 PM
Come on Gonzo! At least there are no tiebreaks!

Now BREAK him!! :mad:

traga
08-21-2004, 05:26 PM
30/30

fabolous
08-21-2004, 05:27 PM
ok no tiebreak, so it will be a loooooong looooong night :zzz:

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:28 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 6-7 (Gonzalez Serving to stay in the Match)

2Tough4Men
08-21-2004, 05:29 PM
Curse the no tiebreak rule! This match could've been long over.

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 05:29 PM
Finally Taylor used a change-up slow, higher kicker on the first serve and got an easy floater reply. That is playing smart when players are stepping in and blocking back your pace!

fabolous
08-21-2004, 05:31 PM
Curse the no tiebreak rule! This match could've been long over.
my words

star
08-21-2004, 05:33 PM
DOUBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To go to Deuce! oh my!

star
08-21-2004, 05:34 PM
Now Taylor to the net to pressure Gonzo. Deuce again

star
08-21-2004, 05:35 PM
AD Gonzo

star
08-21-2004, 05:35 PM
Man..... blasted forehand just wide...... just....

Deuce.

star
08-21-2004, 05:36 PM
Good second serve..... AD for Gonzo again

And second serve

Man.... pressure passing shot...... Game.

VAMOS says Gonzo. :)

traga
08-21-2004, 05:36 PM
7/7

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:37 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 7-7 (Dent Serving)

star
08-21-2004, 05:37 PM
Gonzo down hard.

star
08-21-2004, 05:37 PM
Looks ok... not limping at all when he's back on his fet

star
08-21-2004, 05:37 PM
no..... he's limping.

star
08-21-2004, 05:39 PM
Looks like he's moving ok

Passing shot just wide..... 8-7

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:39 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 7-8 (Gonzalez Serving to stay in the Match)

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 05:39 PM
Dent 8-7 :D


:wavey: @ star

star
08-21-2004, 05:40 PM
:wavey: back at you.. :lol:

tennis_spider
08-21-2004, 05:40 PM
GONZO may lose this here....

TheHawk
08-21-2004, 05:42 PM
"may"

he didn't.

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 05:42 PM
:wavey: back at you.. :lol:

:cool: :)


wow, 8-8. somebody win this DAMN match. LOL

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:43 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 8-8 (Dent Serving)

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 05:44 PM
Taylor 9-8 Holding easy lately. Getting his first serves in now!

tennis_spider
08-21-2004, 05:46 PM
This is imp game for Gonzo

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:46 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 8-9 (Gonzalez Serving to stay in the Match)

hablovah19
08-21-2004, 05:47 PM
Come on Gonzo. Hold your serve!!

star
08-21-2004, 05:47 PM
I did not know Misty May was Taylor's cousin.

star
08-21-2004, 05:47 PM
I need food!!!

Come on....... Somebody WIN...... Anybody!!

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:48 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 9-9 (Dent Serving)

Bibir
08-21-2004, 05:49 PM
9/9... OMG!!!...Dumb and dumber ;)

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:50 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 9-10 (Gonazlez Serving to stay in the Match)

KarstenBraasch#1
08-21-2004, 05:50 PM
That's great :rolleyes: they can give Kiefer/Schüttler the Gold Medal :o

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 05:50 PM
Oh my gawd. LOL

10-9 for Taylor.

tennis_spider
08-21-2004, 05:51 PM
10-10 .Gonzo coming

star
08-21-2004, 05:53 PM
30 love........

Taylor needs to go for broke against Gonzo's serve if he wants to win.

I'm thinking Gonzo deserves this match more right now.

TheBoiledEgg
08-21-2004, 05:53 PM
LMAO at these two
i'm watching Athletics :p and Swimming ;)
cant be bothered with these two :o

SuperRevelation
08-21-2004, 05:53 PM
10 all. wow

jole
08-21-2004, 05:53 PM
Haha, how did Taylor miss that forehand?!

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:54 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 10-10 (Dent Serving)

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 05:55 PM
Courier's commentary. "early in this match Gonzalez also went down on( ..... long pause..) that ankle." :o

star
08-21-2004, 05:55 PM
Too bad for you, TBE. It's been a very exciting match.

KCVH
08-21-2004, 05:55 PM
Both deserve the bronze medal. GO Taylor just hold

Lady
08-21-2004, 05:55 PM
OMG, I feel so sorry for anyone who loses this match! :sad:

You can feel how both of them want this bronze medal.
And they're not even fighting for gold!

Go guys! :clap2:

star
08-21-2004, 05:56 PM
Beautiful moving from Gonzales....

Dent didn't look too heady on that point.

star
08-21-2004, 05:57 PM
OMG, I feel so sorry for anyone who loses this match! :sad:

You can feel how both of them want this bronze medal.
And they're not even fighting for gold!

Go guys! :clap2:


The only reason I'm sticking around now is to see how happy the winner is. :)

Bibir
08-21-2004, 05:57 PM
the loser will be very very disappointed :sad:

star
08-21-2004, 05:57 PM
oh my oh my oh my. 11-10

SuperRevelation
08-21-2004, 05:58 PM
11-10 dent

Bibir
08-21-2004, 05:58 PM
The only reason I'm sticking around now is to see how happy the winner is. :)
the same for me

jole
08-21-2004, 05:58 PM
Time to see if Dent can put some returns of service in play.

martinatreue
08-21-2004, 05:58 PM
wow taylor handles pace well. i think he struggles more when players chip or give him off pace shots high to his back when he isn't expecting (still moving) or low to his feet on either side. Great clutch volleys in that game!

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 05:59 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 10-11 (Gonzalez Serving to stay in the Match)

Black Adam
08-21-2004, 06:00 PM
go dent break him right now!

TheBoiledEgg
08-21-2004, 06:01 PM
I can watch but i dont wanna watch

traga
08-21-2004, 06:02 PM
11/11

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 06:02 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 11-11 (Dent Serving)

star
08-21-2004, 06:05 PM
This is Gonzo's CHANCE!!!

star
08-21-2004, 06:05 PM
aaaagggghhhh

Didn't get it.

AD Dent

star
08-21-2004, 06:05 PM
Dent holds

12 - 11

MissPovaFan
08-21-2004, 06:06 PM
Athens Olympics Bronze Medal Match

Fernando Gonzalez v Taylor Dent 6-4 2-6 11-12 (Gonazlez Serving to stay in the Match)

SuperRevelation
08-21-2004, 06:06 PM
12-11 ugh

traga
08-21-2004, 06:07 PM
12/11 germans must be really happy that this game is going so long

star
08-21-2004, 06:07 PM
I can watch but i dont wanna watch

I understood that.....

Too bad for you. :)

Black Adam
08-21-2004, 06:07 PM
has any of these players had to save any mps during this match ??

star
08-21-2004, 06:07 PM
Any chance the Chileans will forfeit the doubles match?

star
08-21-2004, 06:09 PM
Man.... Gonzales.... two beautiful forehands

star
08-21-2004, 06:09 PM
Now a perfect lob

jole
08-21-2004, 06:09 PM
Dent faced a set point at 5-3 in the third set, but he saved it obviously.

krullie
08-21-2004, 06:10 PM
Sooo long, I want to see Justine - Mauresmo :(

star
08-21-2004, 06:10 PM
40-30

SuperRevelation
08-21-2004, 06:10 PM
12 all :)