Paul-Henri Mathieu def. Gustavo Kuerten 4-6 6-3 6-1 [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Paul-Henri Mathieu def. Gustavo Kuerten 4-6 6-3 6-1

Scotso
10-12-2002, 04:25 PM
Allez Paul-Henri! Go for your second title in a row! :D :hearts:

kallrose
10-12-2002, 04:28 PM
Go Guga!! Win your second title of the year and go into the Master series next week a winner (you are anyway)!

renatoal
10-12-2002, 05:16 PM
GOOOO GUGAAAAAAA !!!!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Tryphon
10-12-2002, 05:20 PM
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Lily
10-12-2002, 06:13 PM
Two thumbs up! Cute :)

Vamos Guga!!! :D

Scotso
10-12-2002, 07:30 PM
pfff, where are Paul-Henri's fans :p

Tryphon
10-12-2002, 07:51 PM
CENTRAL - 14:50

Simple, finale
P.H. Mathieu (FRA) c. G. Kuerten (BRE)

Double, finale
Ullyett/Black (ZIM) c. Knowles (BAH)/Nestor (CAN)

Scotso
10-12-2002, 08:16 PM
Can someone tell me what time that is in EST and if someone will be here posting scores?

Murkofan
10-12-2002, 08:17 PM
Come on, Paul-Henri, you can do it! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Nimi
10-12-2002, 08:35 PM
Kick his ass Guga :D

Lindsayfan
10-12-2002, 08:56 PM
Allez Paul-Henri!!!!!! :D :D :D

esther
10-13-2002, 12:31 AM
Go Paulo~! we all know u can do it!!!

Scotso
10-13-2002, 12:49 AM
ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ! :D

kazblah
10-13-2002, 01:50 AM
GO GUGA!! :bounce:

Puss-in-Boots
10-13-2002, 02:14 AM
:bounce: Allez Paul-Henri!! :bounce: :D:D

King Aaron
10-13-2002, 07:57 AM
Allez Paulo! ;)

TheBoiledEgg
10-13-2002, 12:35 PM
go Guga !!!!!!!!

renatoal
10-13-2002, 12:39 PM
GOOO GUGAAA !!!
:bounce::bounce: :bounce:

Dahveed
10-13-2002, 12:45 PM
Allez Paulo!! :hearts:

When does it start?!

Tryphon
10-13-2002, 12:49 PM
Now...

Dissident
10-13-2002, 12:51 PM
Gooo GUGA! :bounce:

Its about to start! :D

Dahveed
10-13-2002, 12:58 PM
They're not showing the final LIVE on eurosport :sad:

Should be a good match..

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:04 PM
brazilian crowd singing our national anthen
:D:D
They are so noisy :)

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:08 PM
Larri is saying everybody will see a great match. He also remembers its a good weekend because of the volleyball as well.

Passos says Mathieu´s big quality is his defense, that he takes two steps back and retrieves everything.
They respect the french very much, and Guga will take it really seriously.

Dahveed
10-13-2002, 01:09 PM
Are they showing every Guga's match in Brasil Hitman?

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:12 PM
FIRST SET

Mathieu serves the opener

15-0 Good serve, open, and a backhand to the other side for a winner
15-15 Double fault
30-15 Long backhand Guga
30-30 Guga with very heavy balls, Mathieu defending. The last fh was too much for him to handle, though
40-30 Great serve, and an easy forehand to force Gugas error
Bad return

Game Mathieu 1-0

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:14 PM
Guga serves 0-1

15-0 Big serve, return into the net
30-0 Another huge serve, forcing Mathieu´s error
40-0 Yet another good serve and return into the net
Open serve and forehand winner to the open court

Game Kuerten 1-1

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:18 PM
Mathieu serves 1-1

15-0 Good serve, return wide
15-15 Unforced error Mathieu
30-15 Both players hitting the crap out of the ball, Mathieu hits a gorgeous backhand down the line winner. :eek:
40-15 Good serve, bad return
Another great serve, return into the net

Game Mathieu 2-1

Wojtek
10-13-2002, 01:18 PM
Go Guga !!!!!!!

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:19 PM
Yes Dahveed, they show almost all his matches.
Some tournaments dont get coverage, though, like the Los Angeles Mercedes-benz one. :)

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:21 PM
Guga serves 1-2

15-0 ACE
30-0 Huge serve. Mathieu doesnt like the call.
40-0 ACE
40-15 Good serve, but Mathieu steps into the court and gets the ball in the rise for a bh return winner down the line
ACE!

Game Kuerten 2-2

TheBoiledEgg
10-13-2002, 01:21 PM
am i glad we don't get nearly every Henman match here
i'd die but more probably leave the UK

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:24 PM
Mathieu serves 2-2

0-15 Power contest once again, Mathieu takes the ball out of the ball for a sec and it sprays
15-15 Good serve, return into the net
15-30 Beautiful backhand cross-court winner Guga. What an angle! :D
15-40 Mathieu goes for the winner with the fh, its too long.
Double break point Kuerten
Unforced error with the backhand Mathieu. GUGA BREAKS!! :D

Game Kuerten 3-2

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:25 PM
lol @ Eggy. :p

Dahveed
10-13-2002, 01:27 PM
Damn, Guga's gonna be hard to break! :eek:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:28 PM
Guga serves 3-2

15-0 ACE
Juninho Pernambucano (brazilian soccer player from the Lyon team) is on the phone live, talking about the match
15-15 Mathieu forces the return, Guga´s bh goes into the net
30-15
40-15 Big serve, return goes too long
Good serve, with kick, Mathieu gets on the rise but it falls short, Guga steps into it to hit the backhand cross-court winner.

Game Kuerten 4-2

Wojtek
10-13-2002, 01:28 PM
Go Guga !!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

kallrose
10-13-2002, 01:30 PM
Go Guga, you can do it!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:32 PM
Mathieu serves 2-4

0-15 Guga makes Mathieu run with three backhands in a row. Mathieu hits into the net
15-15 Bad return
30-15 Mathieu hittting hard, forces Guga to hit into the net
30-30 Great return, and then a huge forehand cross-court, forcing Mathieu´s error
40-30 Guga takes the initiative, approaches the net, and then hits a volley wide. Note that Mathieu hit it very well, forcing Guga to bend knees a lot
Great winner down the line for Mathieu

Game Mathieu 3-4

Leo7
10-13-2002, 01:32 PM
guga guga guga :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
10-13-2002, 01:33 PM
go Guga !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:bounce: :D

Nina
10-13-2002, 01:35 PM
GO GUGA!!!

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:35 PM
Guga serves 4-3

15-0 Huge serve, return goes too long
30-0 Good serve, forehand down the line. Mathieu forced to hit the forehand on the run, and misses to the net again
40-0 Bad return
Another good serve, forehand down the line forces Mathieu to go long.

Game Kuerten 5-3

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:37 PM
Mathieu serves 3-5

15-0 Return too long
30-0 Guga miss-hits the forehand. Balls flying FAST! :eek:
40-0 ACE 1st for Mathieu (Guga has 4)
ACE again

Game Mathieu 4-5

kallrose
10-13-2002, 01:37 PM
Come on Guga! You can do it!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

TheBoiledEgg
10-13-2002, 01:37 PM
wow at Guga's serve :)

i'm pretty sure he's got the best serve in the world

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:38 PM
Mathieu calls the trainer

Something in his thigh again

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:39 PM
Yeah, Egg, he is serving insane today. :eek: :eek:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:39 PM
Mathieu takes the tape in his thigh out, and is back to the match

RogiRulz
10-13-2002, 01:40 PM
Guga Guga Guga!!!!! Goooooooo!!!!!! :D

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:41 PM
Guga serves 5-4 for the set

15-0 Good serve, with spin, and then a huge forehand down the line for a winner
30-0 Almost the same point, but Mathieu got to the ball, only to hit into the net
40-0 ACE slice now
Guga is not only serving powerful, he is varying it perfectly
Serve to the corner, Mathieu cant put it into the court.

Game First set Kuerten 6-4

Wojtek
10-13-2002, 01:42 PM
Go Guga !!!

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:43 PM
Guga won the set in his serve. Its just PERFECT. :)

RogiRulz
10-13-2002, 01:44 PM
C'mon Guga! :D

TheBoiledEgg
10-13-2002, 01:44 PM
Guga :bounce: :D

in Vienna Roger leads 2 sets to 1 (6-4 6-1 3-6)

kallrose
10-13-2002, 01:44 PM
YES!!!! I knew he could do it! Keep going, finish him off!!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:48 PM
SECOND SET
Mathieu serves the opener

15-0 Return into the net
15-15 Mathieu fails on the forehand again...
30-15 Guga tries to attack the fh angle, it goes wide
40-15 Big serve, Guga miss-hits
Questionable call against Henri´s serve
40-30 Winner with the fh Guga
40-40 Mathieu goes for the bh down the line winner, its wide
He is in trouble again
ad-40 Very beautiful jumping backhand for Mathieu, forces error from Guga
40-40 Guga returns very well, to Mathieu´s feet.
ad-40 Very good serve, Guga has to stretch it all to reach it, hits into the net
Backhand too long from Guga

Game Mathieu 1-0

RogiRulz
10-13-2002, 01:49 PM
Guga! :bounce:

RogiRulz
10-13-2002, 01:50 PM
C'mon Guga!

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:51 PM
Guga serves 0-1

0-15 Guga goes into the net
0-30 Good return, Guga into the net again.
Guga in trouble for the first time :(
Another bad call, now for Guga. Someone shoot this guy!
0-40 GREAT backhand down the line winner Mathieu
oh oh
Return winner... Strange game all the way.
Guga slept again... :sad:

Game Mathieu 2-0

kallrose
10-13-2002, 01:53 PM
Come on Guga!! Fight, focus - you can do it!!
:bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:54 PM
Mathieu serves 2-0

15-0 Another error with the forehand for Guga
OK ENOUGH SLEEP!!!
30-0
40-0 Cant put a ball in now. Return into the net
Another unforcer error for Guga
Terrible level of play for him right now. mathieu playing well... Crowd awaken now. :(

Game Mathieu 3-0

RogiRulz
10-13-2002, 01:56 PM
Fight Guga! :D

kallrose
10-13-2002, 01:57 PM
Come on Guga!! Fight back!! You can do it!!
:fiery: :fiery:

TheBoiledEgg
10-13-2002, 01:58 PM
oh noooooo

come on Guga

Dissident
10-13-2002, 01:59 PM
Kuerten serves 0-3

Why does he always have to scare us like that???
15-0 Serve and drop volley. Well done. Finally wins a point after 8 straight for Mathieu
15-15 return winner Mathieu. well done
30-15 Forehand winner down the line
40-15 Mathieu goes for the winner down the line with a bh, falls into the net

Game Guga 1-3

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:01 PM
Wants to keep us on our toes!
:D

tommyboy
10-13-2002, 02:01 PM
I come on and Guga is lagging. May things change.

RogiRulz
10-13-2002, 02:01 PM
Fight Guga! You can do it! Break back!

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:03 PM
Mathieu serves 3-1

40-30 Error from Guga again
40-40 Guga forces the backhand, Mathieu fails the forehand.
Im worried. Guga looks tired. Time to make the heart speak for the legs, Guga!
ad-40 Huge forehand cross-court winner for Mathieu
If it was Goran, it would be time to call 911-Goran. :p
Another bad mistake for Guga. :(

Game Mathieu 4-1

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:05 PM
Come on Guga!! Fight, focus!! Pull all your energy up and fight!!
:bounce: :fiery:

RogiRulz
10-13-2002, 02:06 PM
Guga....... :fiery:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:06 PM
Guga to serve 1-4

15-0 Mathieu goes for the return winner, it goes wide
30-0 Good serve from Guga, hits the forehand going to the net, forces Mathieu´s error
40-0 Return too long
Good serve to the middle, bad return

Game Kuerten 4-2

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:09 PM
Mathieu serves 4-2

15-0 Guga goes long... Very little. He is unlucky as well
30-0 ACE
30-15 Mathieu unforced error now.
40-15 Bad return once again
Return too long

Game Mathieu 5-2

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:10 PM
Come on Guga!! You can do it! Fight!
:bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:13 PM
Kuerten to serve 5-2

0-15 Mathieu with a huge return winner
The aces are not coming any more, and its going dangerous
15-15
30-15 Beautiful winner fh down the line now
40-15 Bad return
40-30 Another error with the backhand cross-court
ACE finally!

Game Kuerten 3-5

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:14 PM
Come on Guga! Break him now! Take the set from him!
:bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:16 PM
Mathieu serves for set 5-3

0-15 Backhand into the net for Mathieu
15-15 GREAT dropshot Mathieu. Perfect shot
30-15 Great serve
40-15 Terrible return Guga. Late backswing...
Double set point Paul-Henri
ACE

Game second set Paul-Henri 6-3

TheBoiledEgg
10-13-2002, 02:18 PM
come on Guga win the 3rd :)

Wojtek
10-13-2002, 02:19 PM
Come on Guga !!!

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:19 PM
Btw, is this a 3 set match or 5 set match?

tommyboy
10-13-2002, 02:19 PM
To all fans of Guga,

The Brazil Open final went three also. Mathieu is a better opponent than Coria was. Guga is better today than he was at Brazil. Both are at their best. Hitman, you are lucky to witness two awesome kids playing each other. Guga you are awesome. Keep the fight alive. You are the man.

Nimi
10-13-2002, 02:20 PM
Pfff, GO GUGSTER!

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:21 PM
THIRD SET
Kuerten serves the opener

0-15 Unforced error AGAIN
0-30 Return winner Mathieu
Guga serving bad, not moving at all
15-30 Unforced error Mathieu into the net
30-30 ACE (oofs)
30-40 Players hitting deep, UE Guga into the net
Why did he stop playing to Mathieu´s forehand, Goddam?
Return winner Mathieu
Too easy right now

Game Mathieu 1-0

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:21 PM
Come on Guga! Come out fighting and keep going!
:bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:22 PM
Best of three
Vienna is best of five

Tryphon
10-13-2002, 02:22 PM
That's a best of 3 match.

If Guga looks tired, be sure Paulo is too.

Already before his semi he was exhausted and injured but managed to win it anyway. :D

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:23 PM
Okay, thanks!

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:24 PM
Paul-Henri serves 1-0

0-15 Double fault
15-15 Mathieu having all the balls to his backhand, and its almost invincible.
30-15 Terrible return
40-15 ACE
ACE again

Game Mathieu 2-0

The french is playing perfect now

Nimi
10-13-2002, 02:25 PM
No... Kick his ass Guga!

TheBoiledEgg
10-13-2002, 02:25 PM
Guga :( :sad:

oh i jinxed him by saying he was serving awesome :(

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:26 PM
Come on Guga!! Don't give up!! Fight!! You can do it!!
:bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:26 PM
Guga serves 0-2

15-0
30-0 Finally he hits a dropshot
30-15 Another return winner
Second serve to Mathieu´s bh again??? OMG, its almost stupid
40-15
Huge serve

Guga can barely walk. He calls the trainer... :(

game Guga 1-2

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:28 PM
Guga receiving massage in his right thigh

Maybe it helps in some way...

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:29 PM
I hope he's okay! Come on Guga!! You can do it!!
:bounce: :bounce:

Tryphon
10-13-2002, 02:29 PM
I hope it's nothing serious... not the hip... :(

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:29 PM
Oh, its not the right thigh, its both... Maybe that indicates he doesnt have a problem, but just tireness and maybe cramps?

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:30 PM
Like Tommyboy said, if he's tired you can bet PH is tired too - maybe even more so.

Come on Guga - fight!
:bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:32 PM
Mathieu to serve 2-1

0-15 Big forehand followed by a huge backhand down the line. Error from Mathieu
15-15 Great serve once again
30-15 wow... Mathieu serving open and an angle with the bh for the winner
40-15 forehand goes long
Guga curses himself. Thats good, it helped when he faced Clement
Stupid volley from Guga after he did everything right. He put the ball to Mathieus hands, and then he got kiled

Game Mathieu 3-1

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:34 PM
Come on Guga!! Fight back - I know you can do it!
:bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:36 PM
Guga serves 1-3

15-0 Dropshot
15-15 Second serve to Mathieus bh again, return winner. Its so obvious! CHANGE SIDES DAMN!
30-15 Catches Mathieu on the run
40-15
40-30 Second serve to Mathieu´s backhand: guess what? Yeah, right, return winner
40-40 Yet again to Mathieu´s backhand, as he refuses to hit the forehand, the ball comes back to Guga´s feet
40-ad Guga hits the forehand cross-court wide
Oh God! He is doing everything like he shouldnt... :sad:
Break point Mathieu
Return Winner with backhand for the break... FUCK!

Game Mathieu 4-1

Nimi
10-13-2002, 02:37 PM
Oh dear...
This sux :sad:

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:38 PM
NOOOOO! Come on Guga - don't give up!!!! Fight!!
:bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:39 PM
Paul-Henri serves 4-1

15-0 Unforced error with the backhand, too long
30-0 Mathieu catches Guga on the run...
40-0 ACE
Another unforced error Guga into the net

Game Mathieu 5-1

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:40 PM
This is sooo nervewracking! Come on Guga - don't give up!
:bounce: :bounce:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:41 PM
Guga serves 1-5

15-0 Good serve, bad return
30-0 ACE
30-15 Another good serve, but an easy backhand is hit wide... :sad:
30-30 Mathieu hitting hard, Guga cant chase balls anymore
30-40 OMG! What a return winner, with the fh cross-court this time
Championship ball
Another return winner with the backhand...

Mathieu wins it all.

This sucks

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:42 PM
Damn!!
:sad:

Nimi
10-13-2002, 02:43 PM
NOOO!
Its over :sad:
We know this is the fastest court in the world & with a double braek down... :sad:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:44 PM
Mathieu deserves LOADS of congratulations, though, and I cant just deny that.
He played unbelievable from the second set start on, and especially his backhand return of serve was awesome.

Two titles in a row already, for a 20 year-old who had won none before Moscow. Really amazing.

Im sorry if I sound bitter, but I am. :p

Marilyn
10-13-2002, 02:44 PM
:sad: Guga :sad:

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:45 PM
Take heart - it was his second final of the year - and he's doing much better than this time last year.

I know he'll continue to climb and play better and better!

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:46 PM
Thank you Hitman for providing us with the play by play - too bad the final outcome - but maybe next week will be a good week for him as well!

Go Guga!!

Nimi
10-13-2002, 02:46 PM
That was because last year he was badly injured at this time.

Tryphon
10-13-2002, 02:47 PM
Sorry for Guga, I hope that's only cramps. :sad:

Impressive performance from Paulo, that's something like 13 consecutive matches won, including against people like Marat and Guga... :cool:

Hitman, thanks for the wonderful coverage. :)

Nimi
10-13-2002, 02:49 PM
More like 10 straight matches.
Wait, is it officialy over?

kallrose
10-13-2002, 02:49 PM
I know he was injured - but he's come pretty far since the surgery. He's still the best in my book and I hope he's not injured now, that it's only cramps.

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:49 PM
Guga says he was impressed with his level of play during the whole week and the start of this match, and that the crowd was awesome for the french...
He also says his gas was over before the tournament.
and the humorous comment, of course, where he said he thought about calling Andre (Sa) to substitute him. :p
The last point was that he played well enough in the first set, the second was more or less equal and that maybe a couple of details could have given him the win, but in the third he had no conditions to win it.

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:51 PM
Guga with the french discurse, and then he didnt know how to say "work". He turned back and asked Paul-Henri how it was.
Everybody laughed...

Paul-Henri is talking now.
He says Guga was great, and thanks the crowd, the coach, his parents, the organizers and etc...
Too bad my french sucks... :sad:

Dissident
10-13-2002, 02:54 PM
You´re welcome. It´s fun doing this :D
And when I dont have coverage, Im sure you will do it for me. ;) hehe

He wasnt injured, just tired, for what he said. Thats good news. Also, he was joking and smiling in the end, so I guess he took it well. Thats great as well.
Now lets head on to Madrid, where I have coverage as well. :D

Ace Tracker
10-13-2002, 02:57 PM
Congrats to Paul-Henry, what an impressive run!!
if he keeps playing like that, Guy Forget will have a hard time defining his two singles players for the oncoming Davis Cup final against Russia

Tryphon
10-13-2002, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by Niminator
More like 10 straight matches.

Yes, 5 and 5 in main draws, + 3 in Moscow qualies.

Puss-in-Boots
10-13-2002, 03:19 PM
:bounce: Allez Paul-Henri! :bounce: Congratulations! :D

Thank you Hitman, for posting the match details. :)

Scotso
10-13-2002, 03:55 PM
I overslept :sad:

Thanks for the scores hitman, sorry it didn't go your way :(


:bounce: Paul-Henri :bounce:

Tryphon
10-13-2002, 04:39 PM
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/afp_photo/20021013/sge.fwf43.131002163709.photo00.default-384x291.jpg

TheBoiledEgg
10-13-2002, 04:41 PM
Guga :sad: :(

at least his rank is moving the right way
now he needs another QF or so at one of the Masters to get seeded for Aus Open

Dahveed
10-13-2002, 07:07 PM
Thanks Hitman for the scores! :) And better luck nex time Guga!

I'm really impressed by Paul-Henri!! Amazing! Keep it up! :D

Mrs. B
10-13-2002, 07:23 PM
Funny looking trophys...;)

Scotso
10-13-2002, 09:37 PM
Mathieu Wins Second Title in Two Weeks

Local favorite Paul-Henri Mathieu claimed his second ATP title in as many weeks by defeating Gustavo Kuerten 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in front of a capacity crowd of almost 7,000 in the final of the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon Sunday.

Lyon is the 20-year-old Frenchman's career-second singles title in only two final appearances, and he is the third player this year to win titles back to back. The other two are Lleyton Hewitt, who captured consecutive tournaments in San Jose and Indian Wells, and Carlos Moya, who won in Bastad and Umag.

"I knew I had a chance today going into the match. 'Guga' is a legend of tennis and this makes the victory extra special. When I received the winner's trophy at the prize giving ceremony it finally hit me that I had won again. Both victories are sweet but champagne taste better than vodka," said Mathieu, who has won 13 matches in 16 days, starting with the Moscow qualifying event.

"I started to lose some power in the second set, and in the third I felt like I had no energy left. I was hoping to hang in there and hopefully get another chance to come back into the match. I had four really tough matches this week and they started to show. Overall, I am very happy with how I have performed here in Lyon," said Kuerten, who had hip surgery in February, was looking for his 18th career-title and his second of 2002.

kazblah
10-13-2002, 09:45 PM
Congrats Paul-Henri

vaiva
10-13-2002, 11:20 PM
Oh no Guga :sad: :(

King Aaron
10-14-2002, 08:59 AM
Well done Paulo! :D