Radek Stepanek def Christophe Rochus 6-0 6-3 to finally win his 1st ATP singles title [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Radek Stepanek def Christophe Rochus 6-0 6-3 to finally win his 1st ATP singles title

Action Jackson
02-26-2006, 01:22 PM
Well done Thunderlips and great serving.

sigmagirl91
02-26-2006, 01:23 PM
Congratties to Steppie!!!

Rogiman
02-26-2006, 01:23 PM
:yeah:

bad gambler
02-26-2006, 01:23 PM
First title for the sexy one

congrats

Nimrodg
02-26-2006, 01:23 PM
Radek :yeah: Awesome tournament

Congratulations :D

Hola Mr. SK
02-26-2006, 01:24 PM
what a final :eek:
we really need 3 threads for this? :spit:

bad gambler
02-26-2006, 01:24 PM
3 threads at the same time, the excitement was just too much :lol:

congrats to the sexy one

mandoura
02-26-2006, 01:24 PM
Well done. :yeah:

Rogiman
02-26-2006, 01:27 PM
3 threads at the same time, the excitement was just too much :lol:

congrats to the sexy one
Tell me about that :lol:

Very excited indeed!
this dance is in the honor of Radek
:dance:

Hola Mr. SK
02-26-2006, 01:28 PM
this's the right one! :lol:

u rock,Sexy!!:cool:

Action Jackson
02-26-2006, 01:29 PM
Finally the worm and the hip gyrations can be used in a celebratory way.

~EMiLiTA~
02-26-2006, 01:30 PM
rrrrradek

congrats to him! he deserves it

keqtqiadv
02-26-2006, 01:30 PM
Radek!

Deivid23
02-26-2006, 01:31 PM
Fuck you Radek! :lol:

Rogiman
02-26-2006, 01:32 PM
Tomorrow Radek's ranking will be updated to #14!

Peoples
02-26-2006, 01:32 PM
Well done Radel. He was playing his best tennis this tournament.

Rogiman
02-26-2006, 01:32 PM
Fuck you Radek! :lol:
:dance:

Rogiman
02-26-2006, 01:33 PM
Did the match last something like 40 minutes...? :)

Smasher
02-26-2006, 01:37 PM
Radek :aparty:

federated
02-26-2006, 01:37 PM
ouch tough score. bageled! :sad:

congrats to radek! :clap2:

Deivid23
02-26-2006, 01:37 PM
Tomorrow Radek's ranking will be updated to #14!

Enjoy while u can, no more roofs ;)

Rogiman
02-26-2006, 01:39 PM
Enjoy while u can, no more roofs ;)
Try to recall who gave Rafa his toughest time on the clay of Barcelona last year? :D

Action Jackson
02-26-2006, 01:41 PM
Radek was in the zone and serving so many aces and he was so relieved to have won his title it was like he won the Grand Slam or something.

The radical one is making the most out of his talents.

Deivid23
02-26-2006, 01:41 PM
Try to recall who gave Rafa his toughest time on the clay of Barcelona last year? :D

Itīs a matter of match-ups, it doesnīt mean Stepanek is a force on clay, u know...

Rogiman
02-26-2006, 01:43 PM
The radical one
:haha:

Rogiman
02-26-2006, 01:44 PM
Itīs a matter of match-ups, it doesnīt mean Stepanek is a force on clay, u know...
Radek is a force on all surfaces - expect him to go for the Grand Slam next year! ;)

Deivid23
02-26-2006, 01:46 PM
Radek was in the zone and serving so many aces and he was so relieved to have won his title it was like he won the Grand Slam or something.

The radical one is making the most out of his talents.

He also got lucky during the whole tourney, Nole had a thigh injury in 2nd set and that didnīt help him, Davydenko was Santa Claus when had him defeated in 3rd set and he has had an easy match-up in the final. Lucky jerk...

shotgun
02-26-2006, 01:46 PM
Congrats Radek!

Now who's the best-ranked player without a title?

Loftra
02-26-2006, 01:48 PM
Intelligent serve & volley, we don't see that too often anymore. Well done Radek, even though the whole match was one big choke for Christophe.

Rogiman
02-26-2006, 01:49 PM
Congrats Radek!

Now who's the best-ranked player without a title?
Marcos Baghdatis, at #27!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-26-2006, 01:56 PM
Wow Stepanek bagelled him in the first set! :eek:
Congratulations! :aparty:

Neely
02-26-2006, 01:57 PM
Congrats Stepanek, well done and a good week!

shotgun
02-26-2006, 01:57 PM
Marcos Baghdatis, at #27!

Thanks!

*Ljubica*
02-26-2006, 01:57 PM
Did the match last something like 40 minutes...? :)
45 according to our commentators. Christophe just froze on the big occasion - looked like a frightened rabbit caught in the headlights and gave Radek no oppostiion at all. But having said that - Radek served well, kept his composure and did what he had to do. He was so happy at the end - and his speech was quite sweet. Good luck to him - he works hard and deserves a title.

Action Jackson
02-26-2006, 01:58 PM
He also got lucky during the whole tourney, Nole had a thigh injury in 2nd set and that didnīt help him, Davydenko was Santa Claus when had him defeated in 3rd set and he has had an easy match-up in the final. Lucky jerk...

I see you are taking this well. Think of it like this, it could have been LaLo.

At the same time " the radical one" inspite of the antics can actually play even though he has a dodgy forehand, as it said it could have been worse.

Horatio Caine
02-26-2006, 02:10 PM
Well done Steppy! :yeah:

I should have him on my blacklist more often :lol:

Jimnik
02-26-2006, 02:18 PM
Very impressive play from Radek. There's no doubt that he deserves this title. Sometimes it seemed like his 1st serve % was about 90%. He seemed to always produce big serves when he needed them.

One just has to admire him as a tennis player. He doesn't have the biggest weapons but his shot selection and tactics are top notch. He's also probably one of the best volleyers in the top 20.

Princesse
02-26-2006, 02:18 PM
45 according to our commentators. Christophe just froze on the big occasion - looked like a frightened rabbit caught in the headlights and gave Radek no oppostiion at all. But having said that - Radek served well, kept his composure and did what he had to do. He was so happy at the end - and his speech was quite sweet. Good luck to him - he works hard and deserves a title.

Christophe acts always like that, he just doesn't show his emotions. That is what they call Belgian modesty.

mandoura
02-26-2006, 02:22 PM
rrrrradek

congrats to him! he deserves it

Yes. :yeah:

Marcos Baghdatis, at #27!

Hopefully, not for long. :)

*Ljubica*
02-26-2006, 02:28 PM
Christophe acts always like that, he just doesn't show his emotions. That is what they call Belgian modesty.
I personally don't think he was being modest - he was just scared :eek: And I don't condemn him or blame him for it - it was probably the biggest match of his life and he didn't deal with the pressure very well - if I was a tennis player I would probably be exactly the same. As for showing emotions on court - well this "Belgian modesty" seems to have been lost from Xavier Malisse, and both Kim and Justine who all show their feelings on court - and good luck to them! No, in my opinion, Christohe just froze today - the occasion was too big for him - it's a shame - he is a good player and was brilliant against Jarkko last night - I actually felt sorry for him that he let himself down by not being able to peform to the best of his ability out there today.

Godiva
02-26-2006, 03:22 PM
Congrats Step, you annoying guy you.

NATAS81
02-26-2006, 03:25 PM
Congrats 1,2 Step :yeah:

Horatio Caine
02-26-2006, 03:26 PM
Now he won't win appear in a final until at least October! :lol:

Horatio Caine
02-26-2006, 03:27 PM
...although he should do better on the grass... :mad:

helen phillips
02-26-2006, 04:53 PM
Not exactly the riveting final that might have eased the pain of the weak draw. Always nice to see a player break through even if you don't particularly like them.

Allez
02-26-2006, 05:21 PM
I obviously wanted Chris to win :sad: , but congratulations Radek :worship: . it's about damn time too .

almouchie
02-26-2006, 05:23 PM
it sure is long coming
very much deserved
& respect to Rochus

GonzoFan
02-26-2006, 05:40 PM
Congrats to Radek :yeah: he deserved a title

Rochus :hug:

Fergie
02-26-2006, 05:57 PM
Well done Radek! :yeah: