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Wayne Arthurs!

cartmancop
01-19-2007, 05:03 AM
Is anyone seeing this? It is the saddest thing. He's in his last AO & is in tears b/c of his knee... Injured from the start, such awful luck...

General Suburbia
01-19-2007, 05:06 AM
Feel so bad for the guy, can't move at all. Looks like he's just praying for rain right now...

SHB
01-19-2007, 05:07 AM
It's awful. He can't move or serve at all. He's going to have to retire. I wanted Fish to win, but not like this.

I wonder how he hurt himself.

cartmancop
01-19-2007, 05:08 AM
I know, Fish just has to get it in and he wins the point... not his fault though, he's doing what he has to do...

This is heartbreaking, no player deserves to end their career like this...

cartmancop
01-19-2007, 05:08 AM
just retired :sad:

darnyelb
01-19-2007, 05:08 AM
I feel awful for him. Can't he call a trainer? Did this just happen during the warm-up?

And... he retires. Good luck to Fish.

Regenbogen
01-19-2007, 05:10 AM
:sad: :sad: That's terrible.

What exactly happened?

Deboogle!.
01-19-2007, 05:10 AM
I'm about to cry. I mean... there are no words. I'm happy for Mardy, but gosh. that is just heart-breaking.

Jessica
01-19-2007, 05:11 AM
That was just really, really heartbreaking :sad:

cartmancop
01-19-2007, 05:12 AM
IDK what happened, he just tweaked his knee during the warmup or something... awful!

Deboogle!.
01-19-2007, 05:12 AM
They're showing something of his leg like crumbling under him and talking to Mardy, who said he thought he was fine (played him in doubles yesterday in fact). He sounds incredulous and he thinks that Arthurs was probably okay while he came out.

Geez :sad:

Björki
01-19-2007, 05:26 AM
Wayno :bigcry:

Voo de Mar
01-19-2007, 05:40 AM
Poor Wayne :sad:
Here are all his matches at Australian Open in singles...

1990
1st q Page 3-6 1-6

1991
1st q Leach 6-2 6-1
2nd q Castle 5-7 4-6

1992
1st q Thoms 6-7 6-7

1993
1st q Bong-Soo 3-6 3-6

1994
1st q MacPhie 4-6 4-6

1995
1st q Goodarz 7-5 6-4;
2nd q Guardiola 6-7(2) 3-6

1996
1st q Hill 6-7(10) 6-4 8-6
2nd q Borwick 6-4 7-6(3)
3rd q MacPhie 5-7 4-6

1997
didn't play

1998
1st q Lavergne 6-3 7-6(6)
2nd q Cuhna-Silva 6-4 6-3
3rd q Golmard 4-6 6-3 3-6

1999
1st Knippschild 6-3 6-4 6-7(2) 5-7 6-8

2000
1 Sampras 4-6 5-7 4-6

2001
1 Schukin 6-3 7-5 4-6 6-2
2 Heuberger 6-3 3-6 6-3 3-6 6-1
3 Henman 2-6 3-6 6-0 2-6

2002
1 Golmard 6-7(4) 5-7 6-7(5)

2003
1 Daniel 6-7(5) 3-6 7-6(5) 6-4 6-4
2 Santoro 3-6 1-6 ret.

2004
1 Karanusic 7-6(2) 6-4 6-7(2) 6-7(5) 6-2
2 A.Costa 7-6(5) 5-7 6-4 4-6 6-8

2005
1 Chela 4-6 6-7(4) 6-7(1)

2006
1 Pashanski 3-6 4-6 6-4 6-7(2)

2007
1 Koubek 1-6 6-7(4) 7-6(5) 6-2 6-3
2 Fleishman 6-7(4) 6-1 6-4 6-4
3 Fish 0-3 ret.

:wavey:

scoobs
01-19-2007, 05:43 AM
Poor Wayne...gutting

I think he'll end up looking back though on his good first two rounds on his last AO, not this unfortunate ending.

Clara Bow
01-19-2007, 05:51 AM
That was really sad. :sad: And I have to admit that when Luke Jensen was saying that Wayne had tears in his eyes while trying to serve I got teary myself. That is really just horrible luck.

TMJordan
01-19-2007, 05:52 AM
:sad:

tripb19
01-19-2007, 05:59 AM
That's one of the saddest things I've ever seen in tennis. :sad:

Lee
01-19-2007, 06:12 AM
This is just horrible for Wayne. It's so sad that his last AO ended in this way. :sad: :tears:

Magical Trevor
01-19-2007, 06:14 AM
For those who aren't in the know - Wayne's knee broke down in the warmup. He went off court before the match started and got some anaesthetic I believe. And when the match actually began, he had no control of his right leg, couldn't run or put any weight on it, and therefore couldn't serve, couldn't move into the net, or move at all for that matter.

It was awful to watch him serving and hopping on his left leg, then not moving at all while Mardy pushed it into the open court for a winner. And his reaction to the whole thing, he was so frustrated. It looked like he wanted to destroy his racket. And then the tears.... There was so much hype around his final run at the home slam, the crowd was so pumped as well. Absolute disaster really. :sad:

Mistaflava
01-19-2007, 06:15 AM
They should have an age limit for guys making it past the 2nd Round.

He's too old and although I don't wish injury on anyone, he wasted someone's spot in the 3rd Round with what can be called an obvious and eventual retirement.

Change the rules.

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 06:17 AM
Bad week for me....Wayno is injured, Deisler decided finish his football career because of his knee.

Björki
01-19-2007, 06:22 AM
They should have an age limit for guys making it past the 2nd Round.

He's too old and although I don't wish injury on anyone, he wasted someone's spot in the 3rd Round with what can be called an obvious and eventual retirement.

Change the rules.
this derserve a bad rep. To bad cant rep you at the moment. :fiery:

Magical Trevor
01-19-2007, 06:27 AM
I agree. That age limit rule is possibly the most stupid idea I've ever heard.

I mean, the guy was in good enough shape to come back from 2 sets to 0 in his first round, he's fit enough. This was just unfortunate.

bad gambler
01-19-2007, 06:34 AM
It was his hip flexor, he required injections last night just to get on court

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 06:36 AM
Age limit....
What did you have this morning? noodles?!

R.Federer
01-19-2007, 06:43 AM
Did he say that this was going to be his last AO?

bad gambler
01-19-2007, 06:44 AM
Did he say that this was going to be his last AO?

yes

Björki
01-19-2007, 06:44 AM
Did he say that this was going to be his last AO?
yes. He said it already before the start.

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 06:57 AM
So is that means , there is no 2008 for him?

El Legenda
01-19-2007, 06:58 AM
Age limit....
What did you have this morning? noodles?!

the way he's been betting, i doubt he can afford noodles

:haha:

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 07:10 AM
the way he's been betting, i doubt he can afford noodles

:haha:
He is good at that :lol:

Mistaflava
01-19-2007, 07:15 AM
Ljubicic


:haha:

Mistaflava
01-19-2007, 07:16 AM
Wait a minute guys...did Wayne Arthurs just outperform Lubujubu by 2 rounds in a Slam?

:haha:

Mistaflava
01-19-2007, 07:17 AM
I agree. That age limit rule is possibly the most stupid idea I've ever heard.

I mean, the guy was in good enough shape to come back from 2 sets to 0 in his first round, he's fit enough. This was just unfortunate.



Get your head out of your homer arse and think for a second.

This would have never happened to a younger player. Wayne Arthurs, by playing this much and in big tournaments like this, is wasting someone else's spot in the later rounds.

End of story.

El Legenda
01-19-2007, 07:18 AM
Wait a minute guys...did Wayne Arthurs just outperform Lubujubu by 2 rounds in a Slam?

:haha:

:lol: shouldn't you be making some more great bets somewhere :rolls: whats next Donald Young over Federer :haha:

El Legenda
01-19-2007, 07:20 AM
Get your head out of your homer arse and think for a second.

This would have never happened to a younger player. Wayne Arthurs, by playing this much and in big tournaments like this, is wasting someone else's spot in the later rounds.

End of story.

yeah kind like Baghdatis almost falling dead vs Aggasi last year...but Baghdatis is 34, right? and aggasi is the young guy :retard:

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 07:39 AM
:lol: shouldn't you be making some more great bets somewhere :rolls: whats next Donald Young over Federer :haha:

Something like, will Andy Roddick date Marat Safin some day?:haha:

Hagar
01-19-2007, 09:17 AM
Wait a minute guys...did Wayne Arthurs just outperform Lubujubu by 2 rounds in a Slam?

:haha:

Yes, he did.
So could you please swallow in your words about an age limit?
Wayne Arthurs won two rounds at the Australian Open this year so he was fully entitled to play that third round match.

It really sucks that his last Australian ended this way.

Peta Pan
01-19-2007, 11:00 AM
I feel sick to the stomach reading that stupid age limit post :retard:

He's as deserving as any other player having made it through the first 2 rounds with good form... and it's a load of crap that it wouldn't happen to anyone who was younger - injuries are a way of sport AT ANY AGE!

I was walking around the scoreboard at Melbourne Park today and when I looked for Wayne's score and when I saw the retirement my heart just sank for him :sad: What a horrible thing to happen :(

shotgun
01-19-2007, 11:00 AM
Bad luck for Arthurs, then again at 35 he has been pushing his body to the limit for some time now. He still has the option of dedicating himself full-time to the doubles, though.

musefanatic
01-19-2007, 11:03 AM
Oh wayne this is so sad :sad: :sad: What a way for your career to end :sad:

aussie_fan
01-19-2007, 12:12 PM
They should have an age limit for guys making it past the 2nd Round.

He's too old and although I don't wish injury on anyone, he wasted someone's spot in the 3rd Round with what can be called an obvious and eventual retirement.

Change the rules.

after today's events, just go f*** yourself

I was there, felt like crying myself after that, it was so sad with the way it happened, it's just not fair at all.

Wayne, you have given me great moments over the years and espically this week (after being at both his wins this week) and really hope it gets better soon.

GermanBoy
01-19-2007, 12:54 PM
Can't he re-think his decision and come back next year to have a complete match as his last? At least he reached the third round...

Jim Jones
01-19-2007, 01:41 PM
Mardy Fish is playing very good now. I doubt that Arthurs would have been able to beat him anyways.

Mateya
01-19-2007, 01:44 PM
Poor Waynie :sad:

When I saw the result 0-3 and ret., I thought: WTF, my god, what happened to him? And now I see...:sad:
Will miss him and his huge wonderful lefty serve :cool:

This is heart braking AO already - remember Mathieu and his ankle? :sad: :bigcry:

Cindy19
01-19-2007, 01:46 PM
If he could turn back the time

CmonAussie
01-19-2007, 05:46 PM
##>>>
...
Wayno is a certified LEGEND!!!!
....
What I like about him is the fact that he was a journeyman for so many years & peaked in his early 30s..
...
Won 1st doubles TMS at Rome in 2003 [aged 32yrs]..with Hanley!

Redeemed himself in Davis Cup by teaming with Woodbridge to help AUS secure the Davis Cup in 2003 [age 32yrs]..

Wins 1st ATP singles title in 2005 [age 33yrs 11months]...a record for the oldest player to win his 1st title!!

Wins two more doubles titles in 2005 & gets some good Davis Cup wins..

Makes 3rd rd at AO in 2007 [age 35yrs 9months]...at his last appearance & oldest man in the draw!

He was never a World beater & yet he claimed many big scalps over the years including Roddick, Safin & Sampras!!!

Made a great career for himself despite not being as talented as many of the guys he beat..

Arthurs greatest assets were his mind & HEART***!

Chris Seahorse
01-19-2007, 09:29 PM
##>>>
...
Wayno is a certified LEGEND!!!!
....
What I like about him is the fact that he was a journeyman for so many years & peaked in his early 30s..
...
Won 1st doubles TMS at Rome in 2003 [aged 32yrs]..with Hanley!

Redeemed himself in Davis Cup by teaming with Woodbridge to help AUS secure the Davis Cup in 2003 [age 32yrs]..

Wins 1st ATP singles title in 2005 [age 33yrs 11months]...a record for the oldest player to win his 1st title!!

Wins two more doubles titles in 2005 & gets some good Davis Cup wins..

Makes 3rd rd at AO in 2007 [age 35yrs 9months]...at his last appearance & oldest man in the draw!

He was never a World beater & yet he claimed many big scalps over the years including Roddick, Safin & Sampras!!!

Made a great career for himself despite not being as talented as many of the guys he beat..

Arthurs greatest assets were his mind & HEART***!

Great post!!!

Mistaflava
01-19-2007, 10:17 PM
It's called get in shape or get the hell out of the Main Draw.

Players should be in tip top shape or not play in the singles main draw. I feel bad for the fans who paid to witness this bullshit.

Mateya
01-19-2007, 10:19 PM
##>>>
...
Wayno is a certified LEGEND!!!!
....
What I like about him is the fact that he was a journeyman for so many years & peaked in his early 30s..
...
Won 1st doubles TMS at Rome in 2003 [aged 32yrs]..with Hanley!

Redeemed himself in Davis Cup by teaming with Woodbridge to help AUS secure the Davis Cup in 2003 [age 32yrs]..

Wins 1st ATP singles title in 2005 [age 33yrs 11months]...a record for the oldest player to win his 1st title!!

Wins two more doubles titles in 2005 & gets some good Davis Cup wins..

Makes 3rd rd at AO in 2007 [age 35yrs 9months]...at his last appearance & oldest man in the draw!

He was never a World beater & yet he claimed many big scalps over the years including Roddick, Safin & Sampras!!!

Made a great career for himself despite not being as talented as many of the guys he beat..

Arthurs greatest assets were his mind & HEART***!


:cool: :yeah: :worship:

Please stop with this "must be tip top shape" bullshit.
Like he is the first player who has retired in a slam...

RickDaStick
01-19-2007, 10:21 PM
It's called get in shape or get the hell out of the Main Draw.

Players should be in tip top shape or not play in the singles main draw. I feel bad for the fans who paid to witness this bullshit.


A player hurting his hip during a tournament has nothing to do with being in tip top shape. A player cramping in the 3rd set is an example of not being in tip top shape but a player having a hip injury is not.

Mistaflava
01-19-2007, 10:26 PM
A player hurting his hip during a tournament has nothing to do with being in tip top shape. A player cramping in the 3rd set is an example of not being in tip top shape but a player having a hip injury is not.


Some guys are injury prone because they don't train like others and/or they are too old...hence the age limit that should be imposed from now on to avoid this garbage.

So yes, it has to do with being in top shape. Either keep in shape or suck it up and finish your damn match.

Horatio Caine
01-19-2007, 10:41 PM
Some guys are injury prone because they don't train like others and/or they are too old...hence the age limit that should be imposed from now on to avoid this garbage.

So yes, it has to do with being in top shape. Either keep in shape or suck it up and finish your damn match.

Mate...you're starting to sound like you've never played a match in anything - even at club level :eek:

Mistaflava
01-19-2007, 10:41 PM
Have a little respect dude, seriously.


Respect for what? A guy who retired and gave up on the court after three games? Ever heard of Bobby Baun who scored the game winning goal in the Stanley Cup Finals while playing with a broken leg?

Get a clue before telling me to show respect.

Mistaflava
01-19-2007, 10:42 PM
Suprising to see some of you guys get your panties all bunched up over this.

I guess it's in your nature after all.

jeahhh!
01-19-2007, 10:53 PM
okay that was on of the saddest things I've seen.I wanted to cry for him:sad:
and I think if he could have toughed it out he would have but the trainers were saying he couldnt and would rather see someone retire like that then tough it out and really injure themselves

yonexforever
01-19-2007, 11:28 PM
I could have sworn i read today he got an anesthetic for his hip, and he had a very rare reaction that caused his whole right side to have no feeling?

Bibberz
01-19-2007, 11:56 PM
I could have sworn i read today he got an anesthetic for his hip, and he had a very rare reaction that caused his whole right side to have no feeling?
You're exactly right--I heard Wayne's interview afterward on AO Radio. The doctor had told him that 1 out of 1000 players would have reacted that way. Wayne sounded disappointed but he wasn't angry at the doctor for suggesting the treatment.

scoobs
01-20-2007, 12:01 AM
*waves hand*

Homosexual and quite happily so.

Now, I've heard of Gay Pride.

I haven't heard of Moron Pride - perhaps it's time these two got together and sorted it out. Be ashamed no more. Where your moronism with pride.

Mistaflava
01-20-2007, 12:03 AM
Cry me a river...stop being so sensitive about everything that is said on this board. The world is what it is and some of you guys need to get over it.

Arthurs went out in a sorry ass way, the discussion ends there. Doesn't mean he didn't have a great career.

Mistaflava
01-20-2007, 12:08 AM
Haven't you heard? Apparently it's gay to feel sorry for a man who had to retire with a messed up injury from his last match at his home tournament after he equaled his career-best showing there. Clearly he should have never played, even though he managed at his age to perform better than about 100 other entrants in the draw.


I agree 100% with the second part of your statement. He should have never played and should have let someone else take his place.

scoobs
01-20-2007, 12:09 AM
Well there you go - us homos with our touchy feely empathy and our Oprah tendencies, eh.

I'm not sure I feel sorry for him so much - it's very unfortunate but seems likely he would have lost anyway. Shame he couldn't complete the match. But I think he look back later on and this won't be what he really focuses on. He did really well to make round 3 anyway and that's what he should take away.

Mistaflava
01-20-2007, 12:11 AM
Well there you go - us homos with our touchy feely empathy and our Oprah tendencies, eh.

I'm not sure I feel sorry for him so much - it's very unfortunate but seems likely he would have lost anyway. Shame he couldn't complete the match. But I think he look back later on and this won't be what he really focuses on. He did really well to make round 3 anyway and that's what he should take away.


The match never really started...

scoobs
01-20-2007, 12:11 AM
Of course Agassi should never have played the Open last year or Wimbledon by that token - he should have just retired and not bothered if he couldn't hold his body together, right?

Mistaflava
01-20-2007, 12:13 AM
Of course Agassi should never have played the Open last year or Wimbledon by that token - he should have just retired and not bothered if he couldn't hold his body together, right?


Yes...agree 100%...but before you go a little bit crazy here...comparing Andre Agassi and Wayne Arthurs would be like comparing a piece of shit and a pot of gold.

scoobs
01-20-2007, 12:15 AM
Well then, I'm just glad all this is none of your business and they make their decisions based on what they think is best, not you. It may not always work out but that's life. No need for regrets.

Mistaflava
01-20-2007, 12:17 AM
What Wayne Arthurs did (by playing in the first place without finishing) was poor sportsmanship towards both the fans and tournament organizers.

scoobs
01-20-2007, 12:17 AM
bullshit.

Auscon
01-20-2007, 12:52 AM
Wayne deserved to play...he entertained the fans in both of his matches a heck of a lot more than alot of players will have at this tournament

Its pretty tragic that it had to end the way it did, but because his leg packed it in sure as hell doesnt mean he shouldnt've shown up in the first place

Now if he got his wildcard, showed up in the first round and had to end it after 3 games, then I could maybe understand the gripes, feeling like someone else couldve had a shot - but he won 2 matches, entertained alot of people and provided a great story for the beginning of the tournament

Freddi22cl
01-20-2007, 01:11 AM
Mate...you're starting to sound like you've never played a match in anything - even at club level :eek:

good god, your just getting that now??

Mistaflava has NEVER played a competitive tennis match in his life. He knows nothing about the 'game'.

END OF STORY.

TMJordan
01-20-2007, 01:11 AM
Why did my post get deleted? I just said to respect Wayne? :bs:

Mistaflava
01-20-2007, 01:14 AM
good god, your just getting that now??

Mistaflava has NEVER played a competitive tennis match in his life. He knows nothing about the 'game'.

END OF STORY.


nor do I care to ever play a match of tennis competitively in my life...

Freddi22cl
01-20-2007, 01:16 AM
nor do I care to ever play a match of tennis competitively in my life...

never a doubt.

as I stated this guy knows NOTHING of this sport. He's no tennis fan, he's an addicted sad gambler who's not afraid to make a fool of himself.

Peta Pan
01-20-2007, 01:17 AM
Wayne deserved to play...he entertained the fans in both of his matches a heck of a lot more than alot of players will have at this tournament

Its pretty tragic that it had to end the way it did, but because his leg packed it in sure as hell doesnt mean he shouldnt've shown up in the first place

Now if he got his wildcard, showed up in the first round and had to end it after 3 games, then I could maybe understand the gripes, feeling like someone else couldve had a shot - but he won 2 matches, entertained alot of people and provided a great story for the beginning of the tournament

:worship: :yeah:

Freddi22cl
01-20-2007, 01:21 AM
of course he deserved to play--he was given a Wild Card--HE EARNED THAT and his country was paying him back. He entered this tournament healthy. He hurt himself DURING a warm-up, a freak accident.

'taking a spot from some yougn player'? huh?? WHICH YOUNG PLAYER!!!! Let that young player EARN his way in, if he so desires. If he can't get through qualies, too bad.

Mistaflava
01-20-2007, 01:42 AM
never a doubt.

as I stated this guy knows NOTHING of this sport. He's no tennis fan, he's an addicted sad gambler who's not afraid to make a fool of himself.


:haha:


Cry me a fuckin river...Tennis wouldn't exist without gambling. Believe it or not, it's the only thing that keeps the sport going.

I do enjoy tennis as a fan but probably wouldn't follow it much without betting.

Freddi22cl
01-20-2007, 01:53 AM
:haha:


Tennis wouldn't exist without gambling. Believe it or not, it's the only thing that keeps the sport going.

.

:lol:


priceless. This clown has no credibility