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The "If he wins on clay, imagine what he'll do during the GRASS SEASON" thread!

Deboogle!.
06-04-2006, 02:33 AM
Surbiton challenger starts Tuesday, draw comes out tomorrow. The following week Mardy got a WC into Queens.

Go Mardy Go!

aceit
06-04-2006, 05:17 PM
Haha I love the title.

GOOOOOOOOOO MARDY!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-04-2006, 07:20 PM
Surbiton draw is out

r1: Chris Guccione
r2: Frank Dancevic or Q

Not too bad a draw :D Cant wait to see him on Tuesday :D:D:D

snaillyyy
06-04-2006, 07:23 PM
Have fun and take tons of pictures!;)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-04-2006, 07:33 PM
I will :D

loving the av by the way :)

Deboogle!.
06-04-2006, 07:35 PM
eep, Guccione on grass could be tough huuuuuuge lefty serve. Good luck Mardy and have a great time Siobhan!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-04-2006, 07:53 PM
mardys going to do just fine with me cheering him on :lol: (hope he plays on tues lol)

thank yooooooooooooou!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-05-2006, 06:01 PM
Mardy will play doubles tomorrow and single on wednesday :(

Jennay
06-06-2006, 05:29 AM
HOORAH!!!! Go Mardy!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-06-2006, 07:41 PM
ok just got back from seeing MARDY!!!!!! had 2 piccies with him and 3 others were taken while he signed my stuff

Took bout 80 pics of him at practice with Jeff and during his doubles match :lol:

He's LOVELY and sooooooooooooo HOT in the flesh!!! :inlove:

Saw them win their doubles 6-4 7-5 :yeah:

snaillyyy
06-06-2006, 10:04 PM
Glad you got to see (and touch ;)) him :lol: the piccs are great:worship:

Deboogle!.
06-07-2006, 01:51 AM
Where are the pics? :eek: Sounds like you had a great time and hopefully Mardy will win his match tomorrow :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-07-2006, 10:42 AM
good luck today mardy you better win boy :mad: :p ;)

one pic is in my av ;) the others are coming :p

Aleksa's Laydee
06-07-2006, 10:50 AM
Heres some for now...il post more once i've edited them :p :wavey:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-07-2006, 01:48 PM
Men’s Singles 1st rd:

(4) Mardy Fish (USA) bt Chris Guccioni (Aus) 6-4 7-6(8-6)


YESSSSSS!!!!!!!

Deboogle!.
06-07-2006, 01:57 PM
OH NO THE HEADBAND IS AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! :sobbing:

But thanks! :)

And Yay for winning! :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-07-2006, 02:48 PM
i think the headband looks cute :o

Deboogle!.
06-07-2006, 02:54 PM
I hate headbands, on everyone. I'd rather him just get a haircut than wear it. Blarg I just do not like headbands at all. :sobbing:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-07-2006, 03:14 PM
Noooooooo not a hair cut, anything but that!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-07-2006, 06:20 PM
Tomorrow: 11am - (4)Mardy Fish (USA) vs Frederic Niemeyer (CAN)

snaillyyy
06-07-2006, 06:58 PM
Love the pics :D:D thanks :kiss: and he better not shave that hair off again!:o

acoffeygirl
06-07-2006, 07:03 PM
yeah....not so much a fan of the headband.

Deboogle!.
06-07-2006, 07:50 PM
I don't want him to shave it off again but I wouldn't mind like what it was earlier this year. ugh, nothing will make me like that headband. nothing at all.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-07-2006, 10:41 PM
:haha:

Deboogle!.
06-07-2006, 10:47 PM
It's not funny. The headband is not funny. it's a very serious fashion crime in my book. And I am not even that big on fashion! Ugh. ugh ugh ugh!

Sorry, it will take me some time to get over this.

but you know what annoys me? Mardy was out of the top 200 when the fantasy players were done so we can't pick him for grass. I would totally pick him for Queens next week :ras:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-08-2006, 09:40 AM
i apologise :p i'm still extactic that i've finall met him!!!

snaillyyy
06-08-2006, 12:26 PM
M.Fish (USA)(4) def F.Niemeyer (CAN)(Q) 7-6(4), 6-3:D:D

pics from today

Aleksa's Laydee
06-08-2006, 12:31 PM
Mardy you are awesome, surbiton here i come tomorrow!!

Carly, where did you find those photos :eek:

PinkFeatherBoa
06-08-2006, 01:45 PM
Mardy better make the final. For me, please? :awww:

Nice pictures everone. (:

Deboogle!.
06-08-2006, 02:26 PM
Dude, he's winning TIEBREAKS!

ahhhhhhhhhh GRASS Is SO PRETTY!

His knee's still banded and his ankle wrapped, geez I hope he's ok. he looks soooooo much better without those silly half socks :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-08-2006, 05:06 PM
(4)Mardy Fish (USA) vs Gilles Elseneer (BEL)

Go MARDY

acoffeygirl
06-08-2006, 05:23 PM
Dude, he's winning TIEBREAKS!

ahhhhhhhhhh GRASS Is SO PRETTY!

His knee's still banded and his ankle wrapped, geez I hope he's ok. he looks soooooo much better without those silly half socks :lol:
I thought the exact same thing...about the knee and ankle, but mostly about the socks! :lol:

surfpinky
06-08-2006, 05:40 PM
Heres some for now...il post more once i've edited them :p :wavey:
great pics! :hearts: :inlove:

thanks for sharing them [:!!

I..kind of like the headband on him :unsure: :bolt:

acoffeygirl
06-08-2006, 06:14 PM
you had better run....Deb is going to get you!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-08-2006, 06:36 PM
I..kind of like the headband on him :unsure: :bolt:


yay :D:D:D

Deboogle!.
06-08-2006, 06:45 PM
I..kind of like the headband on him :unsure: :bolt::fiery: :armed: :smash:

PinkFeatherBoa
06-08-2006, 07:15 PM
The headband must go, sorry. It's just wrong. If I see him with it, I shall have to do something drastic!!!! :devil:

Still, it's better than anything Vinnay wears ( no one tell Danielle I said this! :angel: ) and that dreadful neck scarf Rusedski wore at the French Open!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-08-2006, 08:24 PM
I should be getting more piccies tomorrow :D

Deboogle!.
06-09-2006, 05:05 PM
Mardy 6-1 6-4 into the semis! :woohoo::banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2006, 05:18 PM
what a guy, thanks for the great present mardy :D:D

i told him that and he said 'your welcome' classic :haha: :D

Deboogle!.
06-09-2006, 05:27 PM
wait you told him thanks for winning as a present to you and he said you're welcome? hahaha that IS classic.

PinkFeatherBoa
06-09-2006, 05:42 PM
Awwwww, bless Mardy!!!!!!!!!!! (:!!!!!!

Looking forward to seeing the pics, Siobhan!

acoffeygirl
06-09-2006, 06:00 PM
:woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2006, 07:06 PM
wait you told him thanks for winning as a present to you and he said you're welcome? hahaha that IS classic.

yep :D hehe bless him, he asked me how old i was too :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2006, 07:06 PM
Awwwww, bless Mardy!!!!!!!!!!! (:!!!!!!

Looking forward to seeing the pics, Siobhan!


ones in my av ;)

Deboogle!.
06-09-2006, 07:11 PM
yep :D hehe bless him, he asked me how old i was too :DThat's hilarious, and cute. Great for him and you :D

Anyone know who he'll play tomorrow? too lazy to look it up :p

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2006, 08:04 PM
Yep sabau :) *should should should* beat him touch wood, fingers crossed!

Deboogle!.
06-09-2006, 08:21 PM
Sabau?!! oh well then. Come on Mardy :o Sabau is a claycourter, an average one at that!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2006, 09:05 PM
he beat jeff morrison!

Deboogle!.
06-09-2006, 09:14 PM
Jeff hasn't played well in ages. Mardy is playing good ball and grass is his fave/best surface. Sabau is not that good, I saw him play Davis Cup. if Mardy doesn't win, I'll :o

Jennay
06-09-2006, 09:48 PM
Thanks for all the pictures! :hug: :hug:

Go Mardy! :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2006, 09:58 PM
He better win, coz i'll go to the final then

Jeff, wasn't playing that bad today, didn't see the final set

Deb...got something for you...think Justin piccies ;)

Thats ok Jennay :D

snaillyyy
06-09-2006, 10:07 PM
Glad it turned out so well Siobhan!!;):p Happy birthday again sweetie :hug: :hug:

Deboogle!.
06-09-2006, 10:08 PM
Deb...got something for you...think Justin piccies ;)for me? don't you mean Fee? :p I mean I like Justin but not nearrrrrrrrrly as much as mardy :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2006, 10:16 PM
well the both of you then :lol: they're not that good coz i saw him training just before i left

Deboogle!.
06-09-2006, 10:16 PM
aw that's okay I'm sure Fee will appreciate them anyway!! :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2006, 10:17 PM
Glad it turned out so well Siobhan!!;):p Happy birthday again sweetie :hug: :hug:

thank you :kiss: :hug:

cant wait for you to come on line again soon :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-09-2006, 10:18 PM
aw that's okay I'm sure Fee will appreciate them anyway!! :D

hehe ok..il go find her, if you see her before me, let her know :)

Deboogle!.
06-09-2006, 10:32 PM
I think she's at work all day. but you could post them in the Justin thread in the USA forum, she'll see them :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-10-2006, 04:24 PM
he won in 3 :D not sure of the score yet :D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-10-2006, 06:30 PM
Queens draw is out...Mardy has Jamie Baker (GBR) in round one and Rafa in round 2 most likey :eek:

Deboogle!.
06-10-2006, 06:49 PM
I'd like Mardy's chances against a tired Rafa on grass.

tangerine_dream
06-10-2006, 11:23 PM
Ooh, I would love it if it were Mardy to be the one to stop Rafa's streak.

Fish=Pig killa :lol:

Deboogle!.
06-10-2006, 11:40 PM
That's b/c he hasn't played on anything but clay in months :rolls:

cath777
06-11-2006, 01:37 PM
(4) Mardy Fish (USA) bt (1) Wesley Moodie (Rsa) 6-2 7-6 (7-1) :banana: :banana:

Well done Mardy :bounce:

snaillyyy
06-11-2006, 01:40 PM
MARDY!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Deboogle!.
06-11-2006, 02:06 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-11-2006, 05:50 PM
wow wow wow so damn happy i was there, he was greeeeeeeeeeeat!!! :hearts:

Mardy you rock :D:D:D

snaillyyy
06-11-2006, 05:55 PM
Glad you had such a great time :D:D and the Mardy sightings are not done for you yet;)

aceit
06-11-2006, 06:07 PM
YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY x 239472894923849823849289! :D

tangerine_dream
06-11-2006, 07:07 PM
Mardy! :rocker2: Cleaning up with the titles :D

Good luck to him at Queen's. :bigclap: Be the hero to Federer fans everywhere and take Rafa out :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-11-2006, 08:42 PM
he plays doubles with james tomo..mardy 2 days running :drool: its just like heaven!!!

Deboogle!.
06-11-2006, 09:19 PM
Flake are so fun to watch. Have a great time!:D

I'm annoyed we can't pick Mardy for the ATP Fantasy game :mad:

Deboogle!.
06-11-2006, 11:33 PM
Fish powers to Surbiton victory
BBC

American Mardy Fish set his sights on a place at Wimbledon after securing the first grass-court title of the season at the Surbiton Trophy.

Fish, who is on the way back after wrist surgery last year, beat South African top seed Wesley Moodie 6-2 7-6.

He overcame Moodie with some blistering returns and a superior mobility.

But he may still have to go through qualifying to reach the Wimbledon main draw, unless he repeats the success this week at Queen's Club.

Moodie paid for a slow start by surrendering the opening set in only 22 minutes and when a more keenly fought second set resulted in a tie-break, fourth seed Fish dropped just one point.

"I'm thrilled to have won this title after lifting two others on hard court and clay this year," said the American, who was as high as 17th in the world at one stage.

"Now I'm really looking forward to Queen's and Wimbledon, especially after last year, and I'm ready for it.

"I got a bad injury, tearing ligaments and tendons after a fall on clay. I was about 25 in the world at the time, but I guess I tried to come back a little too early after the surgery and was out for about six months."

Deboogle!.
06-11-2006, 11:54 PM
from the tourney site :)
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Mardy Fish Wins Surbiton Trophy

Mardy Fish clinched the first grass court title of the season today beating 2003 champion Wesley Moodie 6-2 7-6(1) in a little over an hour on a humid day to win the Surbiton Trophy. Fish who is playing his first full season since returning from two operations on his left wrist has been in tremendous form all week dropping just one set to reach the final.

Fish, 24 year old from Minnesota, USA reached a career high of 17 in 2004 before a string of injury problems. He started strongly breaking the tall South African in the fifth game and going on to secure a double break, taking the set 6-2. Fish has already won an ATP title this year and a combination of powerful serving and spectacular returning was clearly too much for the tournament’s top seed Wesley Moodie.

The second set was a closer affair with both players serving increasingly well. Moodie had his chance towards the end of the second with a set point with his opponent serving at 5-6. An ace from Fish ruled out any chances of a comeback for the South African and the second set tie break was dominated by clinical serving and ferocious returning from the American who clinched the tie break 7-1 and with it, the Surbiton Trophy title.

Mardy Fish: “I played pretty well today. This is a tough tournament to win, there are always some really good players here. I started well and as the match progressed my serving got better and better. I came up with a few important aces and got an early advantage in the tie break. I love playing on grass, its my favourite surface and I’m looking forward to the next month especially Wimbledon, some of my best memories are there.

Moodie; “He was the better player on the day. It was disappointing to lose in the final again but Mardy was too good for me today. I started off a bit slowly but he was returning unbelievably well and I was never really in the first set. I really like this tournament and I’m pretty happy with my week, I’m glad to be back on grass and I’m looking forward to teaming up with Stephen Huss at Wimbledon again to defend our double titles.”

Fish, who is now back inside the top 100, will travel to Queen’s Club today to take part in the Stella Artois Championships where he will face rising British star Jamie Baker who was also on court in Surbiton today, taking part in an exhibition match against former top ten player Paradorn Srichaphan. Wesley Moodie will also be playing at the Stella Artois Championships before travelling to Nottingham for the Red Letter Days Open in a bid to get as much practice on grass before defending his Men’s Doubles Title at Wimbledon.

In the men's doubles final Jordan Kerr of Australia and Jim Thomas of American retained their title defeating the Australian pairing of Wayne Arthurs and Chris Guccione 6-2 6-4.

[11.06.2006 Report by Rhian Evans]

Golfnduck
06-12-2006, 01:11 AM
Great win Mardy :yeah: :bigclap: I hope he plays well this grass season.

PinkFeatherBoa
06-12-2006, 03:17 AM
Mardy, you're like totally awesome, awesomer than awesome even! Nice win! (:

acoffeygirl
06-12-2006, 04:37 AM
But he may still have to go through qualifying to reach the Wimbledon main draw, unless he repeats the success this week at Queen's Club.
Is this true? I had thought that with his last challenger result, he was able to get into the main draw.

Deboogle!.
06-12-2006, 04:39 AM
The wimbledon entry list closed weeks ago. Obviously someone is an idiot.

acoffeygirl
06-12-2006, 04:45 AM
Well that is what I thought, and I knew you would have the answer! :hug:

Deboogle!.
06-12-2006, 04:46 AM
:p

Jennay
06-12-2006, 04:48 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :rocker2:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-13-2006, 12:40 PM
r1 GSM Mardy 6-1 6-3 :D

Golfnduck
06-13-2006, 12:50 PM
MARDY!!!! :woohoo: :bigclap: I hope he takes out Rafa :devil:

Deboogle!.
06-13-2006, 02:04 PM
WOOT! Good luck against Rafa Mardy, I think you have a good shot!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-13-2006, 02:14 PM
that would be AMAZING and its deffo on tv YEAAAH :D

surfpinky
06-13-2006, 04:52 PM
:banana:

Deboogle!.
06-13-2006, 05:27 PM
:inlove:
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Fish Ready for Nadal Clash

Rafael Nadal American Mardy Fish set up a second round meeting with top seed and man-of-the-hour Rafael Nadal after cruising past British wild card Jamie Baker at the Stella Artois Championships on Tuesday.

Fish, who came into the tournament as the in-form grass court player having won the Challenger title in Surbiton last week, needed just 62 minutes to record a 6-1, 6-3 win over Baker – his sixth in a row on grass.

“I played well,” said Fish afterwards. “My goal was to go out there and keep playing the way I was playing. I had a good week last week, beat some good players and some big servers, you know, definitely some good players on grass.

“I just wanted to go out there and play and keep it rolling really, and just serve well. And I really wanted to get to the second round and to try to face Nadal on grass. So that was definitely a match that I wanted to get through, you know, because he's a good, young player.”

And the 24-year-old Florida resident believes there could be no better time to take on World No. 2 Nadal than on his Queen’s Club debut on Wednesday, despite having lost to the young Spaniard at Indian Wells earlier this year.

“I definitely wouldn't want to play him on clay, but on grass for sure,” said Fish, who reached the final in Nottingham two years ago. “I like my chances. He's obviously an amazing player. It will be a little bit of a different matchup than slow hard courts in Indian Wells. Grass favors me a lot more. Just coming off the French and playing a lot of matches there, I'm sure he's not really used to the grass yet. I definitely would like to get him, if I was to play him, early on, coming off of a lot of clay court tournaments like he's just done.”

James Blake, Fish’s friend and doubles partner this week, has beaten Nadal in both of their previous meetings, including at last year’s US Open. So will Fish be asking for some tips ahead of the match?

“Of course, of course,” he said. “I'm sure we'll go to dinner tonight and I'll ask him a little bit about it. James plays a little bit differently than I do. James likes to run around the backhand, hit a lot of forehands. That's not really my style of play. I can't really do that because my backhand is my better shot. But I'm definitely going to ask him - he's definitely got his number. Not very many people do.”

Fish, who slipped to No. 227 in the ATP rankings at the end of 2005 having twice undergone surgery on his left wrist. But after a slow start this year, he returned to the Challenger circuit and won the title in Tallahassee on hard courts, quickly followed by his second ATP title on clay in Houston the following week. Now back at No. 86 in the rankings, Fish is relishing the opportunity of getting back out on centre stage.

“I dropped to 350 in the world and I knew I had to play those tournaments to get back up,” said Fish. “Now that I'm back inside the top 100 at about 85 now, I mean, I just didn't expect it, this jump to be so soon. You got to get through those matches and you got to get through those tournaments, and I've done a good job so far.”

On coming back from the surgeries in 2005, he added: “I just didn't know what to expect. I didn't know how long it was going to take, how it was going to feel after the second surgery. It's tough, to come back after one surgery, and after two surgeries in the same spot, it was a little nerve?wracking.

“But I'm extremely excited to be back. And, again, to have won a tournament on three different surfaces this year has been, you know, not something that I expected. And to win a tour event on clay was not something that I expected so soon. So I'm excited. Definitely, definitely happy to be back.”

Jennay
06-13-2006, 07:45 PM
:hearts: :hearts:

Good luck Mardy!! :banana:

PinkFeatherBoa
06-13-2006, 11:32 PM
MARDY ROCKS! (:

Good luck vs Rafa! :banana: Hope I get to see it!

Jlee
06-14-2006, 02:02 AM
Yay Mardy! Now beat Nadal ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-14-2006, 02:50 PM
love the piccies espec the fist pump one :hearts:

mardy v rafa is on now on the tele :drool:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-14-2006, 03:10 PM
mardy fish you need to be shot!!!! :mad: Im so mad at him right now, he had 0-30 in rafas service game before the tb and now hes 1-5* down in the bloody tie break...he's played so poorly in the tie break so far i am not happy!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-14-2006, 03:13 PM
he lost it 7-6 (1)

mardy is crazy, he played so well then shit poor in the tiebreak...get it together mardy you can beat him if you get your brain into gear!!! raaaaaaaaaaaaa

acoffeygirl
06-14-2006, 03:41 PM
His serving % the second set is just pathetic.

Deboogle!.
06-14-2006, 04:27 PM
Oh Mardy. :o.

tangerine_dream
06-14-2006, 04:41 PM
Losing to Rafa on grass, Mardy? Pathetic. :banghead:

edit
Mardy-Rafa piccie :)

Deboogle!.
06-14-2006, 04:43 PM
Losing isn't pathetic. Wasting away and bending over for Rafa and serving like that in the 2nd set after not facing a BP in the first set, however, is REALLY pathetic :(

Aleksa's Laydee
06-14-2006, 05:58 PM
26% in the 2nd set at one point!

He just gave tooooooo much respect to rafa in the end :rolleyes:

*sighs* Mardy

Jlee
06-14-2006, 06:42 PM
26% in the 2nd set at one point!

He just gave tooooooo much respect to rafa in the end :rolleyes:

*sighs* Mardy

26%??? :eek:

Golfnduck
06-14-2006, 07:05 PM
Mardy :sad: I really thought he could beat Rafa. Get your head together boy.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-14-2006, 07:28 PM
26%??? :eek:

yeah first serves when he was like 4-0 down :rolleyes:

surfpinky
06-14-2006, 07:45 PM
)':

Jennay
06-15-2006, 12:02 AM
:sobbing: :(

PinkFeatherBoa
06-15-2006, 12:36 AM
I saw the second set live. ): That second picture posted by Nat tells the 2nd set story perfectly, I think.

:(

pieross
06-15-2006, 08:18 AM
hey,did he choke?
26%....its hard to imagine how he played...
poor mardy...

Deboogle!.
06-15-2006, 02:23 PM
He didn't choke, but it sounds like he came apart mentally in the TB and thereafter :(

Aleksa's Laydee
06-15-2006, 10:51 PM
very apart ;)

but at least he's back together for the doubles :D

Deboogle!.
06-20-2006, 11:38 PM
:eek: mardy is playing Massu for what is, I think, the first time since the Olympics, tomorrow on GRASS:smoke: at the Boodles exhibition. Doesn't mean anything but will be good matchplay and confidence-builder (hopefully!!!!) for Wimby.

good luck mardy :) :bounce:

MissFairy
06-21-2006, 12:15 PM
EEEE (: Good luck (:

I know this is irrelevant, but on Sunday i saw Mardy for the first time in real life when he came out to support James in the final and UMMM he's even hotter in real life. The end.

cobalt60
06-21-2006, 12:26 PM
:eek: mardy is playing Massu for what is, I think, the first time since the Olympics, tomorrow on GRASS:smoke: at the Boodles exhibition. Doesn't mean anything but will be good matchplay and confidence-builder (hopefully!!!!) for Wimby.

good luck mardy :) :bounce:
Interesting :cool: :devil: :p Man I love these smileys;)

Deboogle!.
06-21-2006, 07:57 PM
MARDY FISH (USA) BT NICHOLAS MASSU (CHI) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-3

:banana: :banana:

I think he might play James next in the semis of this little thing :unsure:

MissFairy
06-21-2006, 08:01 PM
:banana: Revenge is SHHHWEET. (:

cobalt60
06-21-2006, 08:05 PM
:woohoo: Looks like Mardy got his groove on for the last 2 sets:) Ok don't shoot me. I am not really that much of a fan although I must say after watching the houston final and seeing him give 5 to that little ballboy I have a whole new perspective on Mr Fish :cool: However temper tantrums :bolt: BUT he beat Massu; exhibition or not so that is cause for celebration;) :lol:

Deboogle!.
06-21-2006, 08:20 PM
mardy's a good guy, he just sometimes gets cranky on court. he's very funny, a jokester, that's why I like him. I accept that his personality isn't perfect and that he's not always an angel on court, and I don't like it, which is why he could never probably be a real top fave of mine. but his game just melts me to pieces.

cobalt60
06-21-2006, 10:44 PM
mardy's a good guy, he just sometimes gets cranky on court. he's very funny, a jokester, that's why I like him. I accept that his personality isn't perfect and that he's not always an angel on court, and I don't like it, which is why he could never probably be a real top fave of mine. but his game just melts me to pieces.
Yep so to repeat myself- watching the houston tournie gave me a whole new perspective. I was a bit blinded by stupidity prior to that. That one gesture to that ballboy just completely won me over. And I have always liked his game. I feel he has a more complete game than other Americans, especially on fast courts. And I think this year he has stepped up by playing challenges to improve his ranking. You have to put your ego aside to do that.

Deboogle!.
06-21-2006, 11:01 PM
Yep so to repeat myself- watching the houston tournie gave me a whole new perspective. I was a bit blinded by stupidity prior to that. That one gesture to that ballboy just completely won me over. And I have always liked his game. I feel he has a more complete game than other Americans, especially on fast courts. And I think this year he has stepped up by playing challenges to improve his ranking. You have to put your ego aside to do that.Yep :yeah: as far as natural talent, he probably has more than any of the other Americans (dare I say even Andre, though his ball-striking ability is spectacular). but as far as the talent for a really complete game, Mardy's got it all. His biggest obstacle has always been his head. He had that run in cincy 3 years ago where after the first round he wasn't broken the whole rest of the tourney - that's pretty impressive for a masters tourney, esp. if you look at who he beat. So, it's great that he's healthy and fit and all that stuff and did the work in the off-season. his movement is still a bit suspect sometimes but it's better than it was before he got hurt - I think he definitely has the potential to have a good summer.

He's had some pretty un-proud moments on court but, I hope he can work through that as he matures. He's just sort of a natural athlete and I believe picked up tennis relatively late. He's also (I believe) ambidextrous, which explains why his BH is so effin awesome.

cobalt60
06-21-2006, 11:15 PM
Ok the unproud moments on court I will give in to :lol: I don't want to know about anything off court. Ever;)

Deboogle!.
06-21-2006, 11:24 PM
I don't know much about him off court, just that he seems like a nice guy, pretty good with fans, has a good sense of humor, does a lot of charity stuff, etc :)

cobalt60
06-22-2006, 11:32 AM
I forgot to mention how I love that backhand. I want one just like it:D

MissFairy
06-22-2006, 11:39 AM
His backhand is :hearts: but his head can be :smash: I think that sums it up for me :p

Deboogle!.
06-22-2006, 02:31 PM
His backhand is :hearts: but his head can be :smash: I think that sums it up for me :p:haha: Yes, basically! :lol:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-23-2006, 11:32 AM
ARGGGGGGGGGGGG Mardy v Robby r1 wimbledon.....i am NOT impressed!!!! :mad:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-23-2006, 11:33 AM
I don't know much about him off court, just that he seems like a nice guy, pretty good with fans, has a good sense of humor, does a lot of charity stuff, etc :)


almost nice all the time to the fans ;) i totally agree ^ :yeah: hes so down to earth!

cobalt60
06-23-2006, 01:19 PM
almost nice all the time to the fans ;) i totally agree ^ :yeah: hes so down to earth!
Well that is nice to hear. Thanks. :yeah:

Deboogle!.
06-23-2006, 01:53 PM
ARGGGGGGGGGGGG Mardy v Robby r1 wimbledon.....i am NOT impressed!!!! :mad:OMFG I KNOW. Come ON Mardy. PLEASE WIN

Deboogle!.
06-23-2006, 07:16 PM
Marday beat James in the semis of the exhibition thing today 7-5 6-2. Someone in GM suggested James is hurt? :( Anyway, mardy plays Youzhny tomorrow in the final of this thing. This is great practice for wimby. :D

MissFairy
06-23-2006, 07:31 PM
Oh what i wouldn't give to see Mardy/Youzhny! Sounds like he's playing well :yeah:

James :awww: I hope it's nothing serious.

Deboogle!.
06-23-2006, 08:05 PM
it seems like james is fine and that it was a fun match (no surprise, between those two guys). guess the person in GM heard/got it wrong.

MissFairy
06-23-2006, 09:33 PM
Oh good (: That would've been awful for James to get hurt now after finally finding his groove on grass.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-24-2006, 12:25 PM
my dad just saw MARDY at WIMBLEDON and he remembers me and my dad and he said to my dad to give me a big kiss (from him)!!!!!!!! aahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :inlove:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-24-2006, 12:26 PM
OMFG I KNOW. Come ON Mardy. PLEASE WIN


do we think this match is on Monday or Tuesday?? :wavey:

MissFairy
06-24-2006, 12:33 PM
do we think this match is on Monday or Tuesday?? :wavey:
He's in the bottom half, so he should be playing Tuesday (:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-24-2006, 01:43 PM
Yesssssssssssss this match is sure to be worthy of C1...right? :)

MissFairy
06-24-2006, 01:53 PM
Um i don't know? In my mind it is ;) but neither have great records at the tournament do they?

Deboogle!.
06-24-2006, 02:07 PM
I'd be a little surprised if it's on court 1 but who knows!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-24-2006, 02:47 PM
Um i don't know? In my mind it is ;) but neither have great records at the tournament do they?


hmm good point

acoffeygirl
06-24-2006, 07:32 PM
So Mardy was replaced by Jamie Baker when he pulled out of his match with Youzhny.

BAKER WAS PLAYING IN THE FINAL AS A LAST MINUTE STAND IN FOR MARDY FISH. FISH, THE WORLD NUMBER 86 WHO HAD DEFEATED JAMES BLAKE ON FRIDAY TO CLAIM A PLACE IN THE FINAL, HAD A WRIST STRAIN THAT KEPT HIM OUT OF ACTION, BUT WILL NOT PREVENT HIM FROM PARTICIPATING AT WIMBLEDON NEXT WEEK.

I know it says he is ok....but still.....sigh.

MissFairy
06-24-2006, 07:41 PM
That is beyond bad luck. I hope it was more a precautionary thing.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-25-2006, 01:26 PM
he seemed fine yesterday :) lets hope he will be ok because i know he can beat robby and its on tuesday too :bounce:

Deboogle!.
06-25-2006, 02:47 PM
oh gawd. :(

Deboogle!.
06-27-2006, 02:30 PM
BRICKER: Martin schooling fresh Fish

Charles Bricker
Sports Columnist

June 27, 2006

WIMBLEDON, England -- Whack! Gotcha.

There was a contrived evil smile on Todd Martin's face as he slammed a volley off Mardy Fish's right leg, producing a point in a little game of Bucket at the end of a one-hour training session.

No one is quite sure why it's called Bucket, a pleasant, if slightly painful diversion that combines a few laughs with some serious volley work.

Players stand on the service lines and drive volleys at each other. Don't pop one up or, as coach Martin demon-strated, you'll pay.

Notwith-standing some lingering soreness and some yellow fuzz clinging to the hairs on his thigh, Fish has scarcely been in a better place, emotionally and physically, than he is now.

"This was the trip I missed the most last year," he said later, reviewing the season he lost in 2005 to double wrist surgery and marveling over the progress he has made this year. "This is what means the most to me. "Wimbledon. ... I mean, I feel so comfortable on grass. I'm just excited to be playing well again, and that it didn't take but a month and a half to get my game back."

It really is quite amazing that Fish, whose ranking dived to 341 on Feb. 20, is now at No. 86. He's straight into Wimbledon and, as one of only four players to take a set from Roger Federer here in the past three years, there isn't a player in his path who isn't deeply concerned about facing him, starting with his good buddy in the first round, Robby Ginepri.

For a long time, Fish, 24, was every American pundit's favorite whipping boy.

Lazy. Spoiled. Inconsistent. He's heard all the appellations.

He's not hearing them now. This is the new, fully matured Mardy Fish.

"I worked my tail off for five straight months off the court while I was recovering from the surgery," he said. "I'm much more mature than I was two years ago.

"Just having been through the year I was through last year, looking at the big picture, I'm very blessed and I knew I had a great life.

"But I didn't want to be sitting on my butt."

The surgeries, in June and September, were, he has concluded, "a blessing in disguise. There is no secret I needed to get into shape. What it was, I think, is that I did well early in my career without really doing much off the court."

The game always was easier, more natural for Fish than it was for Andy Roddick.

"Yeah, for sure," Fish agreed when asked if that ease of performance made him less committed to his off-court work. "But even before my wrist problems, at the beginning of 2004, I made a commitment to get more fit."

Part of that commitment was calling Martin, one of the most cerebral top 10s to play the game, and asking him to become his coach.

There are coaches out there, desperate enough to work with a player of Fish's talent, that they won't crack the whip for fear of being told to hit the road.

Martin isn't one of them.

Married with two children and completely comfortable in his post-tennis life, Martin was the fit Fish needed.

"I have this great feeling he knows exactly how I should play to win," Fish said. "He's been in every situation, so that's great to have him in your corner. "I just felt we had similar styles of play. What he had that was better than me was up here," Fish said, pointing to his brain. "He could incorporate shot selection, tactics, how to handle a loss in a big match. He's not going to bow down to some kid whose highest ranking was 17. That's peanuts for him."

Whether Fish plays Ginepri today is questionable. They're on the schedule, but with so many rain postponements from Monday, it could easily be shunted to Wednesday.

Ginepri has beaten Fish twice, though they've not met on grass. Plus, as good as Fish is playing right now, that's how bad Ginepri has been. After winning only one of his first five matches of 2006, Fish is 27-6 since, including two titles at Challengers. -- the latest three weeks ago on grass at nearby Surbiton.

"It's tough to say I expect to go far here," Fish said. "But whoever wins our first-round match has a real opportunity in the draw. I don't know what to expect, so I'll just play the first round like it's a final."

Better yet, play it like it's a game of Bucket.

Charles Bricker can be reached at cbricker@sun-sentinel.com

surfpinky
06-27-2006, 03:10 PM
dude, I hate all these fish puns. :bigcry: when will they end :bigcry:

Deboogle!.
06-27-2006, 04:14 PM
never :o:o:o

surfpinky
06-27-2006, 04:57 PM
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/5798/0116lx.gif

annutjuh
06-28-2006, 01:18 PM
Mardy won today 6-3 6-2 6-4 :)

Deboogle!.
06-28-2006, 01:27 PM
MARDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

surfpinky
06-28-2006, 02:56 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! :banana:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deboogle!.
06-28-2006, 04:39 PM
i just had a closer look at Mardy's draw, and he has an AMAZING opportunity to reach the 2nd week. Come on Marday you can do it!!!!

surfpinky
06-28-2006, 05:16 PM
pictures!!!!!! well, two

tangerine_dream
06-28-2006, 09:17 PM
I have drawsheet dyslexia. :awww: Can someone please give me a rundown as to who his next round opponents could be?

Congrats Mardy on a very good win over Robby today :bigclap:

Deboogle!.
06-28-2006, 09:22 PM
mardy plays Melle Van Gemerden (WHO) tomorrow :)

snaillyyy
06-28-2006, 11:54 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

oh and more pics;)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-28-2006, 11:56 PM
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm the hotness in white :drool:

awesome win mardy dude :D:D:D:D

surfpinky
06-29-2006, 12:08 AM
:kiss: carole

PinkFeatherBoa
06-29-2006, 11:46 AM
mmmmmmmm mardy pictures.

great win, mardy! sad that i didn't get to see any of it, but hopefully i can see him later in the week!

Deboogle!.
06-29-2006, 01:39 PM
:banana:

M. Fish Interview - Day 3
Wednesday, 28 June, 2006

MARDY FISH

Q. So how does it feel to be back at a Slam and playing that well?

MARDY FISH: It feels good. Uhm, this was I think 2005 Australian Open, last time I was healthy at a Grand Slam. So it's it feels good.

You know, I've been playing well coming in, even though at Queen's I didn't play as well as I would have liked to against Nadal. You know, I still played some good matches the week before and the round before, had some good practices and, you know, never really lost confidence.

You know, came in, came in feeling really good. You know, I don't have anything to lose. Robby was obviously the favorite out there. He's beaten me every time and I've gotten over a few humps this year in Houston and here, beating some guys that I've never beaten before.

So it feels good.

Q. On grass, you go out there and you're a good grass court player. Even though Robby has beaten you before, are you saying, If I play to my level, I can win this match regardless of who's up against me?

MARDY FISH: You like to think that, but you never know. Robby hasn't had the year that he had hoped for. I'm sure he'd be the first to say that. You know, I mean, guys know that going in. You know, guys know that, you know, he's not as confident as he was a few months ago or last year, you know, last summer. You know, we can feel that and try to pick up on it. You just try to stay on top of him.

I mean, it was a good opportunity for both of us. You know, the draw looks good for the winner of that match, and, you know, I was ready to go. I was fired up, as I'm sure he was. I'm happy to get through, I guess.

Q. A different start for you around here.

MARDY FISH: Yeah. I, uhm, think I won my first round well, this was the fourth time I played it. I won my first round three of the four times.

Q. Three of the four. Who did you lose to? It was a big server.

MARDY FISH: I lost to Joachim Johansson two years ago. I didn't play last year.

Just one match, long ways to go.

Q. How much of a grind has it been for you to get back to the level where you are right now?

MARDY FISH: Yeah, it's I mean, the toughest part was, I think, the ranking, you know. It just drops to I don't know how far but I'm pretty sure it was at least 300, you know. That's only like, you know, a hundred points or 50 points or something like that, and you win two matches here and you get I think the same amount of points I had in, like, Indian Wells.

You know, so that was just knowing what I went through to get to where I was before, you know, up to the top 20, you know, how long that took and how much of a grind that was, you know, having to basically do it all over again, it was the toughest part. Mentally, it was the toughest part.

I stuck with it. You know, I stuck with it after my first surgery. Second surgery was a little bit tougher because I had five months, at least five months off after that surgery. It was tough to get going after that one because I worked so hard after the first one thinking, Okay, I'm gonna come back stronger, and a better player. I felt good coming back there and my wrist just wasn't ready.

So I had another one and struggled for a little bit mentally, just trying to get up, trying to work hard, to work hard again. Because I really busted it after the first one.

Took about a month to get me to where, you know I still had four months after that first month, to where I was gonna be a hundred percent or close to it. It took me about a month, like I said, to really get going and really, you know, get my mind back and mentally get your head back in gear.

You know, I did it again and, you know, I'm glad that it's paid off. I wanted to be a better player. My goal, when I got hurt, was to come back, you know, a better player, come back stronger and hopefully healthier and fitter and everything. And, you know, I worked hard on ground strokes, on the forehand because that was the only thing I could hit, and the serve and the volleys and stuff.

You know, I kind of feel like my backhand's always gonna be there. Those other things were a little bit lacking. But it's not often that, you know, you can work out for four months straight with what we do. If you don't get hurt, you got a couple months to where you're trying to rest, really, in the off season.

So I had a unique opportunity that I knew I had. And, you know, looking back now, I'm glad that I put in the hours. And when I really did get down to business, because it's paying off.

Q. Have you changed technique on some of your shots?

MARDY FISH: No. I'm lucky enough not to I still have a full range of motion and everything. That was one of the things that we didn't know about, was, you know, range of motion, being able to, you know, go as far as the right hand. I can do I have full range in everything. I think I was lucky because two surgeries not far off, not far apart, and basically in the same area in my wrist, in the small areas. Pretty lucky I think.

Q. Right wrist?

MARDY FISH: Left.

Q. Were they different surgeries?

MARDY FISH: Yeah. One was a ligament, and one was cartilage, the TFC, which is like they describe it as like your ACL of your knee. It's the worst thing to tear.

Q. And you tore it after the first surgery?

MARDY FISH: No. Well, I don't know. I mean, we don't know if it we think it had a little bit of a tear in there before the first surgery. And then when I came back in Indianapolis, I really did it bad to where it was completely open, and they definitely had to go in there and fix it.

But I tried we just didn't know what to do, you know. We just kept going week by week, and that was the most frustrating thing. It was nice to, after actually having the second surgery, have actually a timetable, where I was like, Okay, it's February. Even though it's five months, at least it's a timetable.

Q. A lot of problems with wrists. Marat had the same thing, Kim had the same thing.

MARDY FISH: Kim had the same thing. I don't know what Marat had. He's got a few different things, I think.

Q. Is there any reason for that happening more now?

MARDY FISH: I don't know. I use a lot of left wrist on my backhand. It's just not as strong. I don't use my left at all besides my backhand. You know, my right arm and wrist and everything is stronger than everything in my left. So, I mean, that is just what is weaker. I've used, and I'm sure Kim does the same thing, used a lot of left hand with her backhands. It's just a different style to hit it with.

Q. You've got one of the smartest coaches in the game with Todd. Would you like to see the ATP revisit on court coaching so he could visit with you in between sets?

MARDY FISH: You know what, I think it would be cool to have maybe a tournament or a few tournaments like that. But I also think that that's what makes like Hewitt and Federer and Andy so well so good, is that they figure out what to do on their own. I think that's a big part of the game. I don't really think I don't really want to lose that.

It's kind of like it's just my opinion but it's kind of like the line calls. I think the human aspect of the game has always been there and always should be because that's part of the game. Everybody gets bad calls and you got to bear down and focus and not let it bother you. You know, again, I think that's part of the game that you have to deal with.

Q. So you're not a big fan of instant replay?

MARDY FISH: No, not I mean, I'm a fan of getting it right, but then again I'm 50/50. I could care less either way. But I see it both ways.

Q. Big moment for you, you've come a long way to get back here. Was there any moment, you know how tough it's been for Robby, where you were sitting there, you beat him in straight sets, did it cross your mind during the match or any point on the court, "Poor guy"?

MARDY FISH: Uhm...

Q. Or just Darwin all the way.

MARDY FISH: It's tough. I mean, he's top 20 in the world. He's been for quite some time. He's had a great year. Semis of the US Open, which is a great achievement in its own. Everybody's been there. Everyone's had confidence problems. He'll be back. I'm sure he'll be back in the hard court season. That's where he plays the best, the summer stuff in the States.

You know, he's a tough, tough player. I've lost to him probably four or five times, so to be honest with you, I don't think that ever crossed my mind. He's beaten me quite a few times to where I can be happy with beating him once and not feel bad.

Q. James, who's your good buddy, did much of what you did in his time off, worked on his strokes. Obviously his backhand improved like 300%, his serve is better. The results showed. Do you legitimately feel like you've improved all those areas that were weaker?

MARDY FISH: Definitely. I feel like I'm playing the best tennis I ever have before right now. It's a little tough to judge that playing on grass. You know, this is my favorite surface. This is the surface I play best on. It favors my game more than any other surface.

But, yeah, I mean, you know, it's we had very similar I mean, apart from his personal tragedies, you know, we had very similar years in '05 and '04. We kind of leaned on each other. You know, I was always there for him, and I'm sure it was really tough for him in '04. He wanted to be, you know, a part of the Olympics, I'm sure. We would have loved to have had him over there. You know, it was tough for him not to play. He loves playing the US Open. That's his favorite tournament. He missed that that year. I missed this last year, and this is one of my favorite tournaments.

You know, we kind of leaned on each other to, you know I, you know I was lucky enough to have him go through it before me, you know, so I could ask him questions on what he did when he knew he had four months or three months left.

So it was a little, I guess, easier for me because I had him to ask.

Q. Can you just talk about the match a little bit. Third set, you fell behind. Coming back.

MARDY FISH: Yeah, I played a pretty loose game that game. I missed I had four errors, three in a row, actually. And, you know, but he's dangerous like that. You always have to stay on top of him, you know, because he's not going to give up. He's a fighter. That's the reason why he's done so well and had so many good results, because he never gives up.

I knew that I was I was feeling, you know, very good and really confident. Felt like if I could just hold serve, you know, to get to 3 1, see what happens, put a little bit of pressure on him, I still knew that I was two sets to love up, which is a pretty big margin. Yeah, I mean, I just kind of stayed on top of him and was lucky enough to get the first break back, you know, to where we're on serve and got a little lucky to get the second one, I guess.

Deboogle!.
06-29-2006, 02:23 PM
Mardy won 2, 0, and 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3rd round against either Gaudio or Labadze

pieross
06-29-2006, 02:28 PM
Great job mardy!!!
coME ON!!!!!gO Fish!!

snaillyyy
06-29-2006, 04:22 PM
WOW Mardy, great job :banana: :banana: :banana:

Thanks for the interview Deb :kiss:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-29-2006, 04:46 PM
what a win :D:D hes the man :woohoo:

PinkFeatherBoa
06-29-2006, 06:46 PM
Mardy! :banana:

Now take out Labadze in the next round!

Deboogle!.
06-29-2006, 08:18 PM
yes, PLEASE.

I don't think Mardy has been to the 4th round of a slam before :eek: :eek:

cobalt60
06-29-2006, 08:24 PM
The stats were impressive. Good for Mardy. Oh oh I might be starting to follow him. ;) Shoot Bandwagoner Sue :o

Dinkie
06-30-2006, 02:22 PM
There are a lot of 'you know' in his interview ;) I saw him play (he played a Dutch guy so Dutch tv was there) and he played fast and very close to the lines. He seems to be in great shape. Hope he gets far.

aceit
07-01-2006, 01:19 AM
:eek: Mardy pictures? Damn, well I've got some to share tomorrow if I'm not too lazy to upload them all before I go to camp.

Also, I'm proud to say that I made the cabin of stringers at Wimbledon watch Mardy's first set of his match against Robby a few days ago because I couldn't get a damn seat at the match. But even better, I was at his second round match from 2-2 in the first set. :D I was offered tickets to Andre's match but I turned them down for Mardy. :p Anyway,he obviously played real well. Van Grehwufhsdauifsadfuahfdaf (can't remember how to spell his name) was hurt, but Mardy seriously did no wrong. But in the first set with the other guy serving at 2-5 15-40, Mardy had a high, short ball that he missed wide and was probably the worse miss I have seen in a long time. It didn't matter in the long run, but it was just strange because he got ready to nail the ball and then he tried to tap it in softly but it sailed wide. For those who watch ESPN's SportsCenter, it should have been a Not Top 10 Nominee.

Aleksa's Laydee
07-01-2006, 01:07 PM
Mardy just retired from his match 2-6 down NOOOOOOOOOO :bigcry: :sobbing:

pieross
07-01-2006, 01:24 PM
where did he injurid? :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

snaillyyy
07-01-2006, 01:58 PM
Poor Mardy, what a horrible time to get the flu:sad::sad:

Deboogle!.
07-01-2006, 02:17 PM
:sad: :sad: horrible luck but at least it's just the flu and nothing serious.

TEAR UP THE HARDCOURTS MARDY!!!!!!!!

tangerine_dream
07-01-2006, 02:51 PM
I'm almost glad to hear it's the flu and not reinjuring his wrist again. :tape:

Sucks though, he could've beaten Lamaze-hips and gone into the second week of Wimby. :mad: Feel better Mardy!

pieross
07-01-2006, 03:32 PM
yeah......get better soon Mardy......
take care of yourself,We'll glad to see u on hard courts...

aceit
07-01-2006, 05:43 PM
oh nooooo :sad:

PinkFeatherBoa
07-01-2006, 07:31 PM
I can't believe Mardy got sick!

THIS IS JUST ROTTEN LUCK. :sad:

cobalt60
07-01-2006, 08:48 PM
What rotten timing. I was hoping he would go rather far at Wimbly this year. :(

Deboogle!.
07-10-2006, 11:46 PM
Mardayyyyyyyyy plays his first match in Newport tomorrow :)

Deboogle!.
07-11-2006, 09:57 PM
Mardayyyyy beat Saulnier 6-3 6-1 in under an hour :rocker2: