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Younes Is Back

mandoura
01-03-2006, 03:03 PM
He defeats Seb 6-4 6-4.

:woohoo:

ae wowww
01-03-2006, 03:18 PM
:yeah: Hats off, good result..

cobalt60
01-03-2006, 03:19 PM
Good for Younes!!!! Good for tennis!

Neely
01-03-2006, 03:33 PM
Good result and overall he played well!

MissFairy
01-03-2006, 03:40 PM
He defeats Seb 6-4 6-4.

:woohoo:
:banana: Good work, Younes! (:

*Ljubica*
01-03-2006, 03:55 PM
Yes - good result - well done Younes. It was a pleasure to see him back on the tennis court and lovely to see his smile and his hug with his young son at the end of the match :)

LaTenista
01-03-2006, 03:57 PM
Yes - good result - well done Younes. It was a pleasure to see him back on the tennis court and lovely to see his smile and his hug with his young son at the end of the match :)

Thanks Rosie - there's no coverage of the tournament here in the US. :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
01-03-2006, 04:02 PM
Thanks Rosie - there's no coverage of the tournament here in the US. :rolleyes:

Shame - there have been some good matches so far :sad: Eurosport are excelling themselves so far - they said we are giong to have 4 live matches tomorrow :)

Deboogle!.
01-03-2006, 05:46 PM
Yes - good result - well done Younes. It was a pleasure to see him back on the tennis court and lovely to see his smile and his hug with his young son at the end of the match :)AW CUTE!!!!!!!!!

This is the best news I've heard all day. Pity for Seb as I like him a lot too and he's also a good guy, but Younes!!!!! :banana: :D :D:D

richard gasquet
01-03-2006, 05:52 PM
very happy for younes :D

good luck for your next match ;)

Papakori
01-03-2006, 05:53 PM
:yippee:

YOUNES!

:yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Fee
01-03-2006, 05:58 PM
Shame - there have been some good matches so far :sad: Eurosport are excelling themselves so far - they said we are giong to have 4 live matches tomorrow :)


hmm, I wonder if I can get back over to London tomorrow!!!!

Maybe I'll just have to buy you a digital recorder w/dvd burner and a box of DVD's....


(thanks for the additional info. it's great to have Younes back :D )

Fumus
01-03-2006, 06:05 PM
No Way!

Haute
01-03-2006, 06:35 PM
Younes! :D This is a very good way to start the season off. :)

Phunkadelicious
01-03-2006, 07:04 PM
this is certainly the best news of the year so far! :woohoo: Welcome back Younes :kiss:

musefanatic
01-03-2006, 07:09 PM
Great match younes! Well done! :) :)

*Ljubica*
01-03-2006, 07:35 PM
hmm, I wonder if I can get back over to London tomorrow!!!!

Maybe I'll just have to buy you a digital recorder w/dvd burner and a box of DVD's....


(thanks for the additional info. it's great to have Younes back :D )

That would be very generous of you..... ;) ............... :p

Chris Seahorse
01-03-2006, 09:20 PM
For Younes to have gotten to the level he is at now is truly remarkable. From the beginning of 2004 through to the middle of 2005 he endured 18 months where it really did look like he would never be able to win another match and I think even alot of his fans were hoping he'd retire so we could stop feeling sorry for him. To bring his tennis back to the standard he showed today at his, by tennis standards, extremely advanced age is a testament to his tenacity, willpower and guts.

It would be completely unrealistic to expect him to return to anything like the standard he showed in 2002/3. But on todays form he there really does seem to be hope that he can make a return to the top 100. He is a long way away and it won't be easy but if he can achieve that he will have given the tennis public one of the most inspiring tennis stories of this or any year and in doing so further enhance his own professional reputation as one the sports truly classy individuals. Good luck to him.

pete25
01-03-2006, 09:42 PM
Beautiful story Chris Seahorse.

He're is mine:

I never stoped believieng in Younès' abilities to come back. Remember he made it to Top 50 in 1993 then lost his tennis to become 200 or 250. Started a first comeback in the summer of 1995 and became 46 after his final loss in Doha in January 1996 against Korda. Then injured badly his ankle the following week in Jakarta in the final against Schalken. Then completely disappeared and became 600 in the world. Then the unbelievable story began: missed nearly from 1996 to June 1998 !!!! when he started a second huge comeback winning a lot of challengers on clay and becoming the great Younès we all know from 1999 to 2003 with a best entry ranking of 14 in 2000 and 2003 and a leading position in the race after his win in Doha in 2002!!! Then the tremendous performances of two 1/4 finals in grand slams in 2003 in the Aus Open and the Us Open and the fabulous and heroic match against Roddick. We all remember Younès's match point at 12-11 in the 5th and finally the win of Roddick 21-19!!!!! Then another serious injury after his 1/2 finals at TMS Madrid in October throwing him back to number 600 in the world !!!!! This time Younès is 33 and nearly 34 years old, did almost nothing during 2 years in 2004 and 2005 except a huge surprise in TMS Montreal beating F.Lopez in round 1 and a very promising 1/2 final in the challenger of Ukraine in November 2005 beating Hanescu in straight sets in the 1/4. Well I sincerely think this is another formidable comeback starting at the start of 2006. Younes is 228 and just played a great match to beat Sebastien Grosjean in round 1 in Doha. He's 34 and still gives it all. Congratulations Younès. Nobody came back 3 times except maybe Agassi (I'm not sure: I think he came back only 2 times!!!). I hope Younès will have a great year with decent performances. Remember 48 at the end of 1993 then 250 then 46 in the start of 1996 then 600 then 14 in 2000 and 2003, then 600 in 2005 and now 228. I am delighted Younès.

Fergie
01-03-2006, 10:08 PM
Younes!!! :woohoo:

MisterQ
01-03-2006, 11:57 PM
That's great news! :woohoo:

Bilbo
01-04-2006, 12:44 AM
:yeah:

Action Jackson
01-04-2006, 02:00 AM
Younes, probably the best guy on tour and he is the only man to win both Doha and Dubai and they love him in these places and he has had a lot of bad luck with injuries, but has never whined about it, he has just kept on and hopefully he can have a good 2006, though disappointing he won't be playing at the Aus Open.

rofe
01-04-2006, 02:07 AM
Good for Younes - he has a great attitude towards the game and I think this is partly due to him starting so late. I hope he is able to have fun again without the spectre of injury looming over him.

mojo37_12
01-04-2006, 03:21 AM
Nice to see him back. He's a good man. :D

mandoura
01-04-2006, 06:09 PM
Younes, probably the best guy on tour and he is the only man to win both Doha and Dubai and they love him in these places and he has had a lot of bad luck with injuries, but has never whined about it, he has just kept on and hopefully he can have a good 2006, though disappointing he won't be playing at the Aus Open.

:confused:

Deboogle!.
01-04-2006, 06:15 PM
:confused:Yeah, Roger has won both of them as well...

Too bad Younes couldn't keep the momentum going today but hopefully he is at least moving in the right direction :D

Chris Seahorse
01-04-2006, 06:40 PM
Not just Federer. Fabrice has won both Doha and Dubai too. Shame Fabrice had to run into Federer today when he is playing well.

And disappointed Younes couldn't win again today but it was a good fight and I don't think he has gotten back to this point just to go away again. I certainly hope we see much more of him this year.

Plastic Bertrand
01-05-2006, 01:35 AM
Younes, probably the best guy on tour and he is the only man to win both Doha and Dubai .

The first yes, but not the only one.

Well it is difficult for Younes to build up some consistency and it seems that he will be on the challenger circuit mostly, though Dubai and Casablanca he is assured to have wildcards as long as he is fit.

Lynne
01-05-2006, 01:41 AM
Nice to have Younes back again!!
C'mon Younes! :bounce:

superpinkone37
01-05-2006, 05:45 AM
:D:D:D

mandoura
01-05-2006, 10:03 AM
Yeah, Roger has won both of them as well...

Not just Federer. Fabrice has won both Doha and Dubai too. Shame Fabrice had to run into Federer today when he is playing well.

Exactly :) .

almouchie
01-05-2006, 10:28 AM
glad to have younes back on the tour

best of luck to him for the year :)

A_Skywalker
01-05-2006, 11:09 AM
I am so happy Younes is back , now we will have one good player more :)

galadriel
01-05-2006, 11:10 AM
Younes :D

Drimal
01-05-2006, 02:25 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

I still remember Younes fight at the Australian Open against Andy Roddick with more than 5 hours! :angel:


It's great for Africa to have such a talented guy! :D

Nathaliia
01-05-2006, 03:22 PM
He's definitely the best guy on tour :yeah: All the best Younes on your way :bounce: