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Edberg captures first Champions Series Crown – def Safin 7-6 2-6 10-8

jonas
11-08-2010, 10:07 PM
:worship::worship::worship:

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Stefan Edberg edged Marat Safin 7-6(5), 2-6, 10-8 (Champions Tie-Breaker) Sunday to win the $120,000 The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Legends Championships. The title was Edberg’s first career title on the Champions Series and earned the two-time Wimbledon champion a first-prize paycheck of $45,000.

“I felt good today,” said Edberg. “We ended up with a pretty good tiebreaker, so it was a good end to the match. I was the lucky one today. It’s always a point or two that makes a difference. I think he could have won easily.”
The match was the first meeting of any sort between the two former world No. 1 players. Edberg, 44, was able to stay slightly steadier than his 30-year-old opponent Sunday and capture the clay-court tournament title.

“I never played (Stefan), just watched him on TV, but I loved all his matches, of course, at Wimbledon, and I love the way he played,’ said Safin, the 2000 US Open champion. “He’s in great shape. He serves well and moves around pretty good. He’s good. He’s really good.”

Both players struggled with their serves in the windy conditions at the Caribbean island resort. In the first set, each player had their serves broken twice before Edberg was able to squeak out the first-set tiebreaker 7-5. Edberg took an early 2-0 lead in the second set before Safin streaked to win six games in a row to win the second set and force the champions tiebreaker, a first-to-10 point tie-breaker played in lieu of a third set. Both players remained within one point of each other for the first 15 points of the tiebreaker before Edberg moved to his first match point at 9-7. He clinched the title one point later, converting when Safin netted a backhand return off of an Edberg kick-serve out wide.

Edberg said he enjoyed the intensive nature of the winner-take-all champion’s tiebreaker, which is as exciting as a sprint to the finish line.

“It’s fun when you get into a championship tiebreaker, because you know you’ve got another five, 10 minutes and you can give everything you have; you know its going to be over,” said Edberg. “That’s the good part about tennis, when you feel that you’re getting towards the end you still have the chance to win. You can see the finish line. It’s not running a marathon but almost like you feel you’re getting towards the end and then it’s good if you can play some good points.”

Jim Courier, the event’s two-time defending champion, was awarded the third-place finish at the event Sunday when Jimmy Arias was unable to compete due to a pulled hamstring, suffered during his semifinal loss to Edberg on Saturday. Courier defeated Mikael Penfors 6-4, 6-3 Sunday in an exhibition match played before the Edberg-Safin singles final.

Mark Philippoussis, paced on tournament victories in Boston, Mass., and Surprise Ariz., finished 2010 as the No. 1 player in the Champions Series points standings with 2100 points. Courier finished in second place with 1700 points and John McEnroe finished in third place with 900 points.

http://www.tennis-x.com/xblog/2010-11-07/5674.php

finishingmove
11-08-2010, 10:14 PM
:spit:

MalwareDie
11-08-2010, 10:18 PM
Burrow will return to MTF for this momentous occasion?

Orka_n
11-08-2010, 10:22 PM
It's simply impossible to describe just how awesome Edberg is.

This guy should be crowned king of Europe.

Helevorn
11-08-2010, 10:23 PM
LOL the funny thing is that players like Clement or Ljubicic are way older than Safin and still play on the ATP tour

Certinfy
11-08-2010, 10:28 PM
Safin should of continued on tour :haha:

Sapeod
11-08-2010, 10:37 PM
HAHAHAHA Safin, HAHAHAHAHA :haha: :haha:

Pirata.
11-08-2010, 10:37 PM
I thought Marat was sick of tennis? :p

Well, I guess Champions tour is less stressful than the regular tour, but still.

Azurebi
11-08-2010, 11:10 PM
Edberg :worship:

Safin :cuckoo:

Montego
11-08-2010, 11:11 PM
This result is the biggest LOL of my day.

Safin :wazzup:

Edberg :worship:

philosophicalarf
11-08-2010, 11:21 PM
I thought Marat was sick of tennis? :p


Not sick of the money, it seems.

Champions Series is ideal, doesn't need to train, no pressure, still gets a nice cheque.

borracho
11-08-2010, 11:22 PM
It's simply impossible to describe just how awesome Edberg is.

This guy should be crowned king of Europe.

this. Edberg is a legend, lot of brainless donkeys on the tour would have got spanked as well.

juan77
11-09-2010, 12:44 AM
Edberg is my favorite player ever. Glad to see that he is still fit and good enough to beat a much younger opponent like Safin.

ariel2
11-09-2010, 01:38 AM
30 year old Safin loses to 44 year old Edberg. So what else is new? (not that credit shouldn't go to Edberg for keeping himself and his game in shape. I've always admired his game.)

At his age Safin should be beating these other "seniors" handily.

Geo
11-09-2010, 02:21 AM
all credit to Edberg :worship: but :spit: :o Safin is just 30 and only retired last year!! No way in hell should he be losing to guys this old who have been gone from pro tennis for so long :rolls: :help: What a joke.

HKz
11-09-2010, 03:23 AM
Oh Marat..

Roddickominator
11-09-2010, 03:47 AM
Never in doubt. More proof of the mug era.

careergrandslam
11-09-2010, 04:20 AM
Never in doubt. More proof of the mug era.

exactly, this is the competition federer had before the mallorcan prince came to rescue the sport.
safin, roddick and co. were federer's competition during most of feds slam wins.
only after rafa entered his peak in 2008 did feds real competition start and fed couldnt handle the heat.

safin is a headcase, the guy loses his head when things are not going his way, a guy that is calm and composed could destroy him. federer's era from 2003-2007 had such weak competition. only a teenage rafa challenged fed. now that rafa is in his peak, fed cant touch him. except the 2nd half of 2009 when rafa self destructed due to brainless scheduling.

i mean safin only retired last year and he loses to edberg who was retired for ages, shame on u safin.

nadal_slam_king
11-09-2010, 04:37 AM
Looks like a fun tour, and good money too. Good to see Scud owns it.

Cat9
11-09-2010, 06:21 AM
Good to see Safin's extending his not giving a shit to the senior tour.

Pirao666
11-09-2010, 07:09 AM
So, if Edberg returned would he be top 50? :dance:

borracho
11-09-2010, 08:40 AM
exactly, this is the competition federer had before the mallorcan prince came to rescue the sport.
safin, roddick and co. were federer's competition during most of feds slam wins.
only after rafa entered his peak in 2008 did feds real competition start and fed couldnt handle the heat.

safin is a headcase, the guy loses his head when things are not going his way, a guy that is calm and composed could destroy him. federer's era from 2003-2007 had such weak competition. only a teenage rafa challenged fed. now that rafa is in his peak, fed cant touch him. except the 2nd half of 2009 when rafa self destructed due to brainless scheduling.

i mean safin only retired last year and he loses to edberg who was retired for ages, shame on u safin.


poorest fucking wanker on MTF you are.

Topspindoctor
11-09-2010, 08:48 AM
Not surprised. Safin is a mug.

nadal_slam_king
11-09-2010, 09:47 AM
It's a poor excuse for weak play when people say you can't serve and volley on today's courts. There just aren't enough skillful serve volley players on today's tour, that's the problem. If somebody actually developed their skills like Rafter or Edberg did, they'd win on this tour.

bokehlicious
11-09-2010, 09:56 AM
exactly, this is the competition federer had before the mallorcan prince came to rescue the sport.
safin, roddick and co. were federer's competition during most of feds slam wins.
only after rafa entered his peak in 2008 did feds real competition start and fed couldnt handle the heat.

safin is a headcase, the guy loses his head when things are not going his way, a guy that is calm and composed could destroy him. federer's era from 2003-2007 had such weak competition. only a teenage rafa challenged fed. now that rafa is in his peak, fed cant touch him. except the 2nd half of 2009 when rafa self destructed due to brainless scheduling.

i mean safin only retired last year and he loses to edberg who was retired for ages, shame on u safin.

Stick to trolling Nadull/Federer related threads you fucken dickheads!!!!!! :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard: :retard:

It's a poor excuse for weak play when people say you can't serve and volley on today's courts. There just aren't enough skillful serve volley players on today's tour, that's the problem. If somebody actually developed their skills like Rafter or Edberg did, they'd win on this tour.

Orka_n
11-09-2010, 11:41 AM
Stick to trolling Nadull/Federer related threads you fucken dickheads!!!!!! :retard:He's on a trolling rampage today. Careergrandslam, nadal_slam_king, Pirao666, and Topspindoctor are the same person btw.

nadal_slam_king
11-09-2010, 12:29 PM
He's on a trolling rampage today. Careergrandslam, nadal_slam_king, Pirao666, and Topspindoctor are the same person btw.

And you are a moderator :lol:

Orka_n
11-09-2010, 12:31 PM
And you are a moderator :lol:In times like these, man do I wish I was.

nadal_slam_king
11-09-2010, 12:33 PM
In times like these, man do I wish I was.

And then you'd know the truth :yeah:

Topspindoctor
11-09-2010, 12:34 PM
In times like these, man do I wish I was.

Why? Do you get stepped on in real life so you need to vent out your frustration on a forum against people you've never met? :o

Corey Feldman
11-09-2010, 12:39 PM
all people need to find is careergrandslam's comments at MTF when Nadal was losing to Murray and Baghdatis before the US Open

was such a bitter turd. didnt think Nadal was good at all, absolute classic gloryhunter class A person :lol:

as for the ERA, Safin at his best in 2004/2005 would kick Nadal of todays arse all over the court. hope that helps to know

MariaV
11-09-2010, 12:40 PM
as for the ERA, Safin at his best in 2004/2005 would kick Nadal of todays arse all over the court. hope that helps to know

Thanks Mikey :kiss:

Corey Feldman
11-09-2010, 12:41 PM
and btw, good to see Marat back playing and seeming to enjoy himself again

only the extreme Nadaltards could come in this thread and start this bullshit, fantastic fans these Nadal ones.

Orka_n
11-09-2010, 12:47 PM
Why? Do you get stepped on in real life so you need to vent out your frustration on a forum against people you've never met? :oNot at all. And I'd appreciate it if you only used one of your accounts if you want to have a conversation with me... quoting the same post several times is just pointless. :scratch:

Topspindoctor
11-09-2010, 12:51 PM
Not at all. And I'd appreciate it if you only used one of your accounts if you want to have a conversation with me... quoting the same post several times is just pointless. :scratch:

For the record, I don't have more than one account, you get banned for that :yeah:

samanosuke
11-09-2010, 12:53 PM
Another remarkable achievement from Safin. He doesn't know for limits even in retirement

thrust
11-09-2010, 01:10 PM
Stefan was a great champion who reached his potential, Marat rarely played up to his potential. Stefan was a great player, Marat an outstanding one, at his best.

Persimmon
11-09-2010, 01:14 PM
Rofl.

thrust
11-09-2010, 01:16 PM
all people need to find is careergrandslam's comments at MTF when Nadal was losing to Murray and Baghdatis before the US Open

was such a bitter turd. didnt think Nadal was good at all, absolute classic gloryhunter class A person :lol:

as for the ERA, Safin at his best in 2004/2005 would kick Nadal of todays arse all over the court. hope that helps to know

NONSENSE!

FiBeR
11-09-2010, 01:53 PM
:o why embarrasing yourself Marat? was there any need?:rolls:

careergrandslam
11-09-2010, 02:10 PM
Why? Do you get stepped on in real life so you need to vent out your frustration on a forum against people you've never met? :o

lol brilliant comment.

Orka_n
11-09-2010, 03:04 PM
Not at all. And I'd appreciate it if you only used one of your accounts if you want to have a conversation with me... quoting the same post several times is just pointless. :scratch:lol brilliant comment.

Shirogane
11-09-2010, 05:51 PM
Seems like it was a good game. Wish I could see it!

Pirao666
11-09-2010, 07:18 PM
all people need to find is careergrandslam's comments at MTF when Nadal was losing to Murray and Baghdatis before the US Open

was such a bitter turd. didnt think Nadal was good at all, absolute classic gloryhunter class A person :lol:

as for the ERA, Safin at his best in 2004/2005 would kick Nadal of todays arse all over the court. hope that helps to know

:haha::haha:

MalwareDie
11-09-2010, 07:24 PM
Nothing funny about that. Safin's huge groundstrokes would cause problems for Nadal, and he had more variety and consistency than Soderling.

Kolya
11-10-2010, 03:49 AM
Edberg > Safin.

Simple.

finishingmove
11-10-2010, 03:53 AM
lol brilliant comment.

you forgot to log your double account before quoting

fast_clay
11-10-2010, 03:54 AM
edberg > safin > nalbandian's backhand > robert mugabe 1999 > nadal

missvarsha
11-10-2010, 04:31 AM
Didn't Edberg win his first seniors event in Paris a couple of years ago ?

rocketassist
11-10-2010, 12:59 PM
Stefan is class, and his game rushes Safin. Had they both met at prime level he'd have caused the Russian as bad a headache as Santoro and Rochus used to.

rocketassist
11-10-2010, 01:01 PM
:haha::haha:

Matchup my son.

Pirao666
11-10-2010, 01:49 PM
Matchup my son.

Keep dreaming, my son.

Rafa#Uno:-)
11-11-2010, 08:56 AM
Edberg funcking rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

why not player like him any longer

A_Skywalker
11-11-2010, 09:40 AM
Nothing funny about that. Safin's huge groundstrokes would cause problems for Nadal, and he had more variety and consistency than Soderling.

It seems he didnt cause problems to Edberg, who is over 40 years old. I dont know about Nadal...

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2010, 01:43 PM
It seems he didnt cause problems to Edberg, who is over 40 years old. I dont know about Nadal...

Edberg's got more skill in one finger than Nadull does in his body.

Shirogane
11-11-2010, 01:45 PM
nice quote ;)

Pirao666
11-11-2010, 04:41 PM
Edberg's got more skill in one finger than Nadull does in his body.

If he was so skilled, he would have had a better career than Nadal, which he hasn't.

rocketassist
11-11-2010, 04:51 PM
If he was so skilled, he would have had a better career than Nadal, which he hasn't.

Nalbandian has more natural skill than Nadal as well. It's not just about talent that makes the best career, duhhhhhhhhhhh.

Pirao666
11-11-2010, 05:01 PM
Nalbandian has more natural skill than Nadal as well. It's not just about talent that makes the best career, duhhhhhhhhhhh.

If saying that makes you feel better... The proof is in the pudding.

azinna
11-11-2010, 05:19 PM
What the *&^%?

Someone please tell me Safin eased up -- to be polite -- during the 1st and after the 2nd set.

Please.

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2010, 08:04 PM
If he was so skilled, he would have had a better career than Nadal, which he hasn't.

he wouldnt be in top 20, 20 yrs ago
and its not cos he was 4 yrs old then

Pirao666
11-12-2010, 08:46 AM
he wouldnt be in top 20, 20 yrs ago
and its not cos he was 4 yrs old then

:haha::haha:

Right, with titans such as Chesnokov, Forget, Brad Gillbert, Svensson or Michael Chang, what chance would poor Rafa have? :angel: