MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

08-01-2012, 06:33 AM
Hello, my lovely doggy dogg's soldiers. It's Professor Johnny Viruz and this is:

Michael Russell

Michael Russell, called "Iron Mike" is an american tennis player born in 1978.
He's best known for being the last american player winner of the prestigious French Open in 2001, that's why he's called the "Clay King beyond the ocean".

- Wait... What the...? WHAT?! No! He lost in R4 vs Guga Kuerten.
- Oh, good lord. It seems we have another BITCH who believes every stupid story they told you, okay... here we go.

As you know, this is MTF Bios, and we're here to tell you the REAL story.

The ATP Mafia told you all that Iron Mike lost to Guga in R4, right?

The great Iron Mike was playing the French open after winning the qualies, he defeated powerful claycourters like Mahut, Bruguera, Malisse (epic 5-setter) and then, in R4 he faced Guga Kuerten.

Iron Mike was leading his match vs Kuerten 6-3 6-4 5-3 (Kuerten on serve).

Well... The ATP Mafia told you all Kuerten saved a match point, won that set in a tie-breaker and then easily defeated Mike 6-3 6-1.


This is what REALLY happened there:


- Uhhh... What's that? A Forehand?
- WHAT?!?!? Are you nuts?! "A forehand". HELL NO, BITCH. It's not "A forehand", it's "The Forehand" and for you it's "Supreme lord Iron Mike's forehand" okay!?

Michael won the match with that powerful forehand.
The defending champion was broken again. Russell won 6-3 6-4 6-3 to the great claycourter. IN-YOUR-FACE. Straight-setted, Guga.

Then, it was pretty amazing what happened:

Mike defeated Kafelnikov, Ferrero and Corretja in order to win the tournament, making 4 bagels and losing less than 5 games per match.


As I was saying. Iron Mike is known for being the last american french open winner.
Since that, he won the most important titles ever including 11 challengers and 8 futures in all surfaces the sport has (except grass, fuck grass).

Look at that pic.
You see that? That's honolulu in summer. BUT IT'S BETTER IN WINTER:

Iron Mike won the Honolulu challenger in 2010, in January, 31 2010.
The cold winter of Hawaii had only one winner: Iron Mike. The tournament was played in the now banned surface of snow, where is too difficult to win because the ball doesn't bounces.

Iron Mike made a beautiful bagel over Žemlja and won 6-0 6-3. HOW'S THAT, HUH?

- I'm sorry to interrupt you.
- What the hell do you want? I'm used to your annoying interruptions, since the hewitt chapter you're interrumpting the show, and giving MTF a headache.
- Okay, whatever... But I'm pretty sure Hawaii during winter isn't like that.
- And i'm pretty sure your ass is bigger than a black hole. As you can see, I don't give a crap about what you think, so shut up and enjoy the ride.

ATP experts describe Michael Russel as a defensive counterpuncher.


Iron Mike ain't no defensive counterpuncher, he's an "ALL-AROUND-WINNER". He can do better shots than Fedal combined.

But his biggest weapon is his heart.
John McEnroe said in his book "I'm McEnroe, read my book or die" the next line about Iron Mike.

"no one's going to try harder on a tennis court than Michael Russell"

Then he added:
"HELL YEAH, BITCH. Look at your tears of sadness after losing to Mike".

(Random pic, when I put Michael Russell in Google-images this guy appeared, and i'm scared he will kill my family if I don't post his pic here, I recomend you to post his pic in every post you make).

So, now, after you hear the words "LIVING LEGEND", you should think about Mike.
Come on, don't be a bad guy and go buy some tickets to see the legend play.
Look at that face!
Can you say "no" to that face?

And now, for closing this amazing chapter of MTF Bios, this is a video of Michael playing in the Honolulu challenger (As you would see, they won't play in snow anymore, that's so uncool).


That was Professor Johnny Viruz and MTF Bios.
Keep tuned. The next chapter is gonna be sooner than you expect.

08-01-2012, 06:38 AM
Michael Russell is the future of american tennis, his legend has only begun....

Chris Kuerten
08-01-2012, 06:58 AM
I can confirm Kuerten lost that match.

Chris Kuerten
08-01-2012, 07:03 AM
That match in Honolulu is pretty cool, it shows you that sometimes Iron Mike applies a handicap on himself, not allowing himself to hit the ball in the first 50% or final 25% of the court.

08-01-2012, 07:37 AM
That match in Honolulu is pretty cool, it shows you that sometimes Iron Mike applies a handicap on himself, not allowing himself to hit the ball in the first 50% or final 25% of the court.

Mental tricks at their best.
When you enter the court to face Russell, you know there are big chances of being mentally destroyed.
The great players like the real number one (Mardy Fish) fall to the almighty Iron Mike when his mental tactics are ON.

Now that Isner decided he will be mug on clay again, Iron Mike is still the only hope for american tennis in that surface.

"Clay King beyond the ocean"...

08-01-2012, 08:23 AM
I cried like a bitch reading this. So emotional and beautiful :awww: :sad:

Iron Mike 4eva :sobbing:

08-01-2012, 08:49 AM
Iron Mike :worship:

viruzzz :worship:

08-01-2012, 09:33 AM
Awesome :p

leng jai
08-01-2012, 09:38 AM
Guga :stupid:

08-01-2012, 10:15 AM
goat ʘ‿ʘ

08-01-2012, 10:27 AM
Irom Mike should read this thread :spit:

08-01-2012, 12:15 PM
Your threads are epic :worship: :lol:

08-01-2012, 12:41 PM
Here is my report when I saw him in Sydney. This is epic. Russell actually calls the trainer at 0-5* down in the deciding set!

I moved back to court 6 to see Michael Russel and Fabio Fognini, where spectators in the back row were standing backwards on their chairs to watch the packed Schiavone court. 33 year old Russell is showing no signs of slowing down, winning three testing qualifying matches already this week. He started the stronger, which was to be expected given he had already adapted to the conditions, winning the first set 6-2.

Fognini breaks at 1-1 2nd set with a backhand lob but then looks to be is discomfort during the next game. He calls the trainer but receives hostility from the umpire who reveals he can speak Italian and had caught Fognini mouthing off his home language. Despite his injury, Fognini wins the next two games and goes ahead 4*-1. Fognini has both feet treated (I think the problem was blisters) part of which is shown in the middle of the video below (taken by me).


Fognini's rally shot was slower but boy could he unleash some power and did so regularly and surprisingly accurately. That, combined with Russell not being able to hit the backside of a barn, lead to a blowout 2-6 6-2 5*-0 scoreline. At this point Russell calls the trainer, because that is what will save him from three breaks down in the decider. The trainer comes, Russell indicates his right (hitting) arm is sore but no treatment is administered.

Quite an entertaining set. Russell serving at 87% loses it 6-0, bouncing a racquet or two along the way. Fognini was colourful, hitting many winners and either smiling or grimacing a lot. Last year's surprise Roland Garros quarter-finalist saved a big grin post match for some of his more vocal Italian fans.

Another Sydney match report (with controversies) and video featuring Iron Mike:

Julián Santiago
08-01-2012, 12:48 PM
Iron Mike the real king of Clay :worship:

08-01-2012, 12:49 PM
Michael Russell is the ultimate lunch pail player on the tour!

08-01-2012, 03:50 PM
Here is my report when I saw him in Sydney. This is epic. Russell actually calls the trainer at 0-5* down in the deciding set!

Another Sydney match report (with controversies) and video featuring Iron Mike:

The legend at his best.
I see you felt the emotion Iron Mike makes everyone feel when he's on court.
That's why he's a legend and he deserved his threaad in MTF Bios.

Chase Visa
08-01-2012, 11:42 PM
You must spread some reputation before giving it to viruzz again :sad:

08-04-2012, 06:10 PM
Just wanted to say that our friend Iron GOAT Russell decided to play in the Masters than in the Aptos challenger.

Great decision by the legend.

08-04-2012, 06:11 PM
That's because if he would've gone to Aptos nobody else would've had any chance. What a legend :worship:

The Prince
08-05-2012, 12:51 AM
He lost to Paulo.

08-05-2012, 12:55 AM
Russell never loses. He lets his opponent win

08-05-2012, 02:01 AM
as a Kafelnikov fan, I remember that match... Guga had defeated Kafelnikov at RG the last year, so I was really happy when Rusell won, just to find he was an even worse nightmare :( he bageled Yevgeny twice!! :sad: