Arthurs def. Koubek 1-6, 6-7, 7-6, 6-2, 6-3

01-15-2007, 02:51 AM
Stefan, you muppet. :silly:

Magical Trevor
01-15-2007, 02:53 AM
Didn't know Wayno had that in him. What a brilliant effort. Was 2-0 down in the fifth as well, so how many times did he break serve? :eek:

Voo de Mar
01-15-2007, 02:54 AM
Very nice score for evergreen Wayne. Stefan was leading 2:0 in the 3rd and 5th set :D

01-15-2007, 02:57 AM
Thanks guys, you just made it worse. To think this is the man who made the quarters five years ago beating Saulnier 8-6 in the fifth from 0-6, 1-6, 1-4, 15-40 down, and then Blake in the next round 6-4 in the fifth from two sets down. What goes around comes around, I suppose.

Voo de Mar
01-15-2007, 03:00 AM
Arthurs at Melbourne Park in the past lost after 2-0 sets leading (Knippschild) and won after 0-2 (Daniel) :)
In all these Arthurs' and Koubek's cases was tie-break in the third :D

01-15-2007, 03:12 AM
Yes! Go Wayne! Over last 3 years he has won just one GS singles match (Wimbledon 2005), nice to see him winning a match in front of home crowd. Next match Fleishman, seems perfectly possible. To think that he will turn 36 in couple of months...

01-15-2007, 05:50 AM
Wayno :woohoo:

what a comeback!

01-15-2007, 06:43 AM
Koubek :haha:

But congrats Arthurs :yeah:

He has a very accesible 2nd round.

01-15-2007, 06:46 AM
coming back from 2 sets down is very impressive at wayne's age

01-15-2007, 06:55 AM
Happy to see an Aussie wildcard earn a victory for the fans. Doubt there will be very many.

bad gambler
01-15-2007, 07:36 AM
Absolutely brilliant from the old stager, performance of the day no question

01-15-2007, 08:53 AM
Well done Wayne.

01-15-2007, 09:01 AM
:retard: I had such high hopes for Stef, after seeing horrendous tennis from him in Sydney, and great work in the first few sets here.... then he fell apart as wayne gathered momentum. Auf gehts, Wayne.

01-15-2007, 09:15 AM
what an incredible match, i was there, wayne look screwed after two sets, i was expecting him too lose that 3rd set as well. It was just a great fight from wayne, once wayne got momentum, the crowd got momentum, it went wayne's way. To be there for maybe Wayne's last ever singles win, front row, was just great. I already would have to say this will be the highlight of the tournament for me.

01-15-2007, 09:58 AM
joke result from joker Koubek
loosing to old man Arthurs after 2-0 sets, out of help :o

01-16-2007, 11:13 AM
Good win for Arthurs, looked like a great atmosphere out there.