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08-05-2012 02:01 AM
Paylu2007
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

as a Kafelnikov fan, I remember that match... Guga had defeated Kafelnikov at RG the last year, so I was really happy when Rusell won, just to find he was an even worse nightmare he bageled Yevgeny twice!!
08-05-2012 12:55 AM
nole_no1
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

Russell never loses. He lets his opponent win
08-05-2012 12:51 AM
The Prince
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

He lost to Paulo.
08-04-2012 06:11 PM
nole_no1
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

That's because if he would've gone to Aptos nobody else would've had any chance. What a legend
08-04-2012 06:10 PM
viruzzz
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

Just wanted to say that our friend Iron GOAT Russell decided to play in the Masters than in the Aptos challenger.

Great decision by the legend.
08-01-2012 11:42 PM
Chase Visa
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

You must spread some reputation before giving it to viruzz again
08-01-2012 03:50 PM
viruzzz
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

Quote:
Originally Posted by StatRacket View Post
Here is my report when I saw him in Sydney. This is epic. Russell actually calls the trainer at 0-5* down in the deciding set!


http://statracket.net/?view=articles/tuesday.html

Another Sydney match report (with controversies) and video featuring Iron Mike: http://statracket.net/?view=articles/sweetruss.html
The legend at his best.
I see you felt the emotion Iron Mike makes everyone feel when he's on court.
That's why he's a legend and he deserved his threaad in MTF Bios.
08-01-2012 12:49 PM
tommyg6
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

Michael Russell is the ultimate lunch pail player on the tour!
08-01-2012 12:48 PM
Julián Santiago
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

Iron Mike the real king of Clay
08-01-2012 12:41 PM
n8
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

Here is my report when I saw him in Sydney. This is epic. Russell actually calls the trainer at 0-5* down in the deciding set!

Quote:
I moved back to court 6 to see Michael Russel and Fabio Fognini, where spectators in the back row were standing backwards on their chairs to watch the packed Schiavone court. 33 year old Russell is showing no signs of slowing down, winning three testing qualifying matches already this week. He started the stronger, which was to be expected given he had already adapted to the conditions, winning the first set 6-2.

Fognini breaks at 1-1 2nd set with a backhand lob but then looks to be is discomfort during the next game. He calls the trainer but receives hostility from the umpire who reveals he can speak Italian and had caught Fognini mouthing off his home language. Despite his injury, Fognini wins the next two games and goes ahead 4*-1. Fognini has both feet treated (I think the problem was blisters) part of which is shown in the middle of the video below (taken by me).



Fognini's rally shot was slower but boy could he unleash some power and did so regularly and surprisingly accurately. That, combined with Russell not being able to hit the backside of a barn, lead to a blowout 2-6 6-2 5*-0 scoreline. At this point Russell calls the trainer, because that is what will save him from three breaks down in the decider. The trainer comes, Russell indicates his right (hitting) arm is sore but no treatment is administered.

Quite an entertaining set. Russell serving at 87% loses it 6-0, bouncing a racquet or two along the way. Fognini was colourful, hitting many winners and either smiling or grimacing a lot. Last year's surprise Roland Garros quarter-finalist saved a big grin post match for some of his more vocal Italian fans.
http://statracket.net/?view=articles/tuesday.html

Another Sydney match report (with controversies) and video featuring Iron Mike: http://statracket.net/?view=articles/sweetruss.html
08-01-2012 12:15 PM
nole_no1
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

Your threads are epic
08-01-2012 10:27 AM
SelvenluvJo
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

Irom Mike should read this thread
08-01-2012 10:15 AM
superslam77
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

goat ʘ‿ʘ
08-01-2012 09:38 AM
leng jai
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

Guga
08-01-2012 09:33 AM
Chirag
Re: MTF Bios: Because WE know WHO the real legends are. Today: Michael Russell

Awesome
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