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10-29-2007 08:18 PM
LeChuck
Re: fluke?

Definately not a fluke. Al had underachieved in his career prior to RG 2002, often being classed as a major contender at the French Open in the mid to late 90s, only to frequently fail to live up to his billing, so winning the French Open title meant that he made up for his past disappointments. It was indisputable that he was the best player during RG fortnight in 2002, as the standard of tennis that he produced was significantly higher than anyone else's. He outplayed Guga, Corretja and Ferrero, and thoroughly deserved to emerge triumphant. He also performed brilliantly to reach the semi-finals a year later in 2003, and of course there was no stopping Ferrero that year.
07-22-2002 10:46 AM
tennischick nice stats hitman. no fluke performance there!
07-22-2002 12:01 AM
Dissident As people said, he deserved it. And more than that, it shouldnt be a surprise to anyone him winning Roland Garros; I did some research, just to keep recorded, of his performance on clay since 1993. I got . Take a look.
12 TITLES
8 Times Runner-up
11 Times Semifinalist
15 Times Quarterfinalist

1993
Q Santiago (GP)

1994
S Estoril (GP)
S Prague (GP)
S Bucharest (GP)

1995
W Kitzbuhel (GP)
F Estoril (GP)
F Casablanca (GP)
S Nice (GP)
S Santiago (GP)
Q ROLAND GARROS (GS)
Q Stuttgart Outdoor (GP)
Q San Marino (GP)

1996
W Bournemouth (GP)
W Gstaad (GP)
W San Marino (GP)
F MONTE CARLO (TMS)
S ROME (TMS)
Q Umag (GP)

1997
W Barcelona (GP)
W Marbella (GP)
S Stuttgart Outdoor (GP)
Q HAMBURG (TMS)

1998
W HAMBURG (TMS)
W Kitzbuhel (ISG)
F ROME (TMS)
F Bournemouth (IS)
Q Gstaad (IS)
Q Stuttgart Outdoor (ISG)

1999
W Kitzbuhel (ISG)
W Estoril (IS)
W Gstaad (IS)
S Bucharest (IS)
S Palermo (IS)
Q MONTE CARLO (TMS)
Q Barcelona (ISG)

2000
S Gstaad (IS)
Q ROLAND GARROS (GS)
Q MONTE CARLO (TMS)
Q ROME (TMS)

2001
F Kitzbuhel (ISG)
S HAMBURG (TMS)

2002
W ROLAND GARROS (GS)
F Barcelona (ISG)
F Amersfoot (IS)
Q MONTE CARLO (TMS)
Q ROME (TMS)

I guess thats enough...
07-21-2002 11:13 AM
nueva_armada no, he deserves it
07-19-2002 05:52 AM
Lucas Arg Yes, he really deserves it

Go Albert, win some more tournaments this year
07-18-2002 11:45 PM
Berlin_Calling NO FLUKE! Look at the number of clay tourneys he won before he won RG. Tremendous amount. Somewhere towards 15 or something?
07-17-2002 11:24 PM
Daniel A true champion

07-17-2002 11:18 PM
Chloe le Bopper Nah, no fluke.

Albert was one of the best clay courters in the world before he even won there, so it was something that he earned

he had to beat 3 of last years semifinalists to win the title, 2 of them were last years finalists - one a three time winner, and the other a two time finalist.

So no fluke, just long overdue.

(I'm soooo over Juan Carlos losing now )

Vamos Costa
07-17-2002 10:52 AM
anabel Albert, he deserved it
07-17-2002 09:53 AM
harry_potter
fluke?

Albert Costa, the 2002 Roland Garros champion!

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