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Chela def. Massu 6-3 6-7(6) 7-5

Voo de Mar
03-01-2007, 11:42 PM
3 hours 26 minutes :devil: - the longest three-setter this year and the longest since final in Costa Do Sauipe 2002 (Kuerten def. Coria 6-7, 7-5, 7-6 after 3:26 h)

Juan Ignacio - Vamos :)

scarecrows
03-01-2007, 11:44 PM
it was a crazy match to follow on scoreboard

good job Chela :yeah:

if Hartfield and Gaudio (very unlikely) win we might have 4 argentinians in the semis

shotgun
03-01-2007, 11:45 PM
This match lasted 3h26min but a good portion of the time was spent by Massu taking his time to put the ball in play. :help:

+alonso
03-01-2007, 11:45 PM
:sad: Such a heartbreaking loss for Nico! :sad:

After saving 5 MPs, He got the GP and then 'cause of a weird bounce, Nicocan't hit the bball, I'm sure It would have been tie break by now! :sad:
And, Of course, He led 3-1 in the 3rd! :sad:

shotgun
03-01-2007, 11:46 PM
if Hartfield and Gaudio (very unlikely) win we might have 4 argentinians in the semis

:lol: Hartfield lost to Moya yesterday. Moya-Almagro are playing today.

S.K
03-01-2007, 11:47 PM
Well done Juan, gutsy win.

These two played a very long three setter in Auckland back in Janurary. Anyone know how long that one went for?

Voo de Mar
03-01-2007, 11:47 PM
Five years ago Chela beat Massu in Acapulco (R16) after saving 2 match points but then match lasted "only" 2 hours 56 minutes (2-6 7-6 6-4).
Chela in Acapulco is a nightmare for Nico.

Voo de Mar
03-01-2007, 11:49 PM
Well done Juan, gutsy win.

These two played a very long three setter in Auckland back in Janurary. Anyone know how long that one went for?

3 hours :banana: These two definitely have been playing marathons against each other.
Madrid 2003: Massu def. Chela 6-7 6-4 6-4... 2 hours 57 minutes -> indoor :eek:

Julio1974
03-01-2007, 11:51 PM
3 hrs 26 min. of Chela vs. Massu...

It has been reported that the match was recorded by Donald Rumsfeld to be used in Guantanamo for still unknown puproses.

Sparko1030
03-01-2007, 11:52 PM
:sad: :hug: Nico. Such a hard fought match...not sure why Nico can't beat his buddy Chela but he sure can't seem to.

Congrats and good luck to Chela in the rest of the tourny. :hatoff:

Voo de Mar
03-01-2007, 11:55 PM
I'd like to see match Massu vs. Saretta on clay with score 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 or something like this - they would play 4 hours and make a new record :D

NicoFan
03-02-2007, 12:09 AM
Nico... :bigcry:

ChinoRios4Ever
03-02-2007, 02:23 AM
Nico nice fight man...

keep fighting till the end :yeah:

hard work will pay finally like in Athens...

Black Adam
03-03-2007, 10:42 AM
Man these Tortoises sure do know how to make things last :lol: 3h26 in 3 sets:eek: A five setter would be somewhere around 6 hours.

PlayOnClay
03-03-2007, 02:45 PM
Man these Tortoises sure do know how to make things last 3h26 in 3 sets A five setter would be somewhere around 6 hours.

So true! :haha:

TennisLurker
03-03-2007, 04:46 PM
Massu and Chela always play forever, and that altough they are not retrievers, the rallies are them hitting inside out forehands.

Sjengster
03-03-2007, 06:22 PM
I said once in a thread that this would be the RG public's nightmare final. It would be a fun grunting contest, though, pitting Chela's nasal "Eeyyaarm!!!" against Massu's full-bodied "Urrggghhhhh!!!!"

Massu's 3 hour, 20 minute epic against Massim Dell'Acqua in Rome one year was one of the most painful matches I ever watched.

Johnny Groove
03-03-2007, 06:27 PM
3 hrs 26 min. of Chela vs. Massu...

It has been reported that the match was recorded by Donald Rumsfeld to be used in Guantanamo for still unknown puproses.

:spit: :haha:

Voo de Mar
03-03-2007, 06:30 PM
Massu's 3 hour, 20 minute epic against Massim Dell'Acqua in Rome one year was one of the most painful matches I ever watched.

Hehehe. I've never seen this guy. Could you tell me how he plays?

Sjengster
03-03-2007, 07:01 PM
Tall player, big serve, one-handed backhand, but still quite good on clay as most Italian players are in terms of movement and consistent groundstroking. I mean that's the only time I've ever seen him play, but when your one view of someone lasts that long, you get a pretty good idea of their game.

After some checking, I see it's actually Massimo Dell'Acqua. Not surprising that I've only seen him play once with that 0-4 Tour singles record, either: first round losses in Copenhagen 03 to Rosset, Dubai 04 to Ljubicic (he did win a set there, mind), Barcelona 04 to Zabaleta, and the aforementioned match against Massu, which in fact lasted a whole 3 hours and 23 minutes.