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All three Olympic medalists already out of USO

tangerine_dream
09-03-2004, 01:35 AM
....and the "fourth medalist" Taylor Dent is out too. He just lost to Mathieu in the fourth set TB.

Perhaps this shows there's an argument to be made for top players to not go to the Olympics.

Then again, all four players (Massu, Fish, Gonzo, and Dent) don't exactly have great records at the USO to begin with.

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-03-2004, 01:36 AM
how douchey

BaselineSmash
09-03-2004, 01:38 AM
Gonzalez had that one year where he should have reached the semis, but instead choked it away against Schalken in the quarters.

2Tough4Men
09-03-2004, 01:39 AM
....and the "fourth medalist" Taylor Dent is out too. He just lost to Mathieu in the fourth set TB.

Perhaps this shows there's an argument to be made for top players to not go to the Olympics.

Then again, all four players (Massu, Fish, Gonzo, and Dent) don't exactly have great records at the USO to begin with.

Both French Open champions are gone too. Perhaps it's time to can the French Open.

Neely
09-03-2004, 01:53 AM
good that at least one medallist from the 2004 Olympics is remaining in the men's draw :clap2: :angel: :angel:

... at least until Saturday ;) :scared:

Havok
09-03-2004, 02:03 AM
All 3 (or 4;)) players aren't the greatest to begin with, so no surprise they're all gone early.

liwmh
09-03-2004, 02:04 AM
0 out of the 4 semifinalists of Athens men's single remains in USO singles.

1 out of the 8 semifinalists of Athens men's doubles remains in USO singles.
5 out of the 8 semifinalists of Athens men's doubles remains in USO doubles.

superpinkone37
09-03-2004, 02:20 AM
lol, interesting.

Hingie
09-03-2004, 02:40 AM
Two of the three women's singles medalists are out too, with only the number 1 player still in it, and even she struggled. Hmmm.....

Havok
09-03-2004, 02:44 AM
um..... Justine and Amelie are still in the draw. Myskina didn't win any medal, she choked away her semis vs Christine (led 5-1) and played a crap match to lose to Alicia for the bronze match.;)

Iheartandy&roger
09-03-2004, 02:50 AM
Figures. What a fluke for all of them i'm glad they had their glory at the olympics.

WyveN
09-03-2004, 03:49 AM
Year 2000 olympic medalists are struggling to - Di Pasqale lost and Haas survived a 5 set thriller. What conclusions can we draw from this?
Certainly they still haven't fully recovered from that difficult week 4 years ago.

Lee
09-03-2004, 04:00 AM
Year 2000 olympic medalists are struggling to - Di Pasqale lost and Haas survived a 5 set thriller. What conclusions can we draw from this?
Certainly they still haven't fully recovered from that difficult week 4 years ago.

:haha:

2Tough4Men
09-03-2004, 04:12 AM
God ... the point of this thread is totally faulty ... I can't believe it's garnered so much support.

Zetlandsk
09-03-2004, 04:52 AM
I didn't know that this was a surprising thing.

Leo
09-03-2004, 05:22 AM
Top players not go to the Olympics? There are few better things in sport than winning a Medal and standing on a podium with your flag in the air.

We can't actually conclude that these players' results have anything to do with their success in Athens. It could be that they are still fatigued and/or jet-lagged from the Olympics, but they might have lost like this anyway. Fish, Gonzo, and Dent are all certainly streaky with their results. And Massu has never consistently done well on hard courts.

trixy
09-03-2004, 05:43 AM
Freaky coincidence??

I love the Olympics (im sitll experiencing withdrawal symptoms) so i'm not about to diss them. These players wearnt the favs to win medals but they did and now they have lost early here..i guess that just shows how streaky their play is.

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2004, 06:55 AM
Ask Massu if he'd trade his medal in for a USO title, and he'd probably tell you where to stick it ;)

Frommage A Trois
09-03-2004, 06:57 AM
Ask Massu if he'd trade his medal in for a USO title, and he'd probably tell you where to stick it ;)

If it was the French, then it might be a different story.

Lalitha
09-03-2004, 07:01 AM
Very interesting. Now we can say that - Federer, Roddick & Moya are not patriotic.

PerezRoldan
09-03-2004, 07:11 AM
Very interesting. Now we can say that - Federer, Roddick & Moya are not patriotic.

I don't think that could be considered true at all, though a few might want to believe that.

ae wowww
09-03-2004, 07:31 AM
exhausted? [it wasn't like they got bad draws!]

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2004, 07:53 AM
If it was the French, then it might be a different story.
Maybe. He did say either during or after Athens that he didn't care about anything else right now, that winning the Olympics was far bigger than the USO to him. Bringing home Chile's first gold was surely something special. I'm sure that it meant more to him than it does to some other players for that reason alone.

PerezRoldan
09-03-2004, 07:55 AM
Some people just take more pride in playing for their country than themselves and Massu is one of those for sure.