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11-22-2009 04:50 AM
jcempire
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

Not a good game for Taylor
11-21-2009 09:40 PM
navy75
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

Hey guys, just got back. The doubles championship couldn't have gone to a nicer group of guys. The Battistone brothers were absolutely through the roof on this one, and were high fiving and shaking hands of everyone in sight. Dann Battistone said that they had reached an all-time low last week, and were considering hanging their racquets up. They decided to come here and just have fun in what might be their last tournament for awhile, and they took the thing down. The Battistones blew three straight receiver's choice points on return (including two match points) before winning a tense second set tiebreak. Good for the brothers Battistone!

In the Dent-Russell match, Michael Russell probably hit 95% of his shots to Taylor's backhand (and 100% of his 2nd serves). He simply wore Taylor down, and it was obvious after the 1st set that Russell had this one on ice. Russell seems like a somewhat arrogant guy (he's not nearly as affable as Dent), and both had very kind words for one another afterwords. There were some great rallies in the match, but you got the feeling that it was advantage Russell once a rally got past four shots or so. Michael Russell's return of serve is one of the best that I have seen on any level (and I have been to A LOT of tournaments), and I'll be very interested to see what he does in '10 if he stays healthy. However, as you guys know, often times a player's form in November fails to carry over into January. In his speech, Russell said "I honestly hope I'm not ever back here again, but this tournament is a great tournament if you HAVE to stoop down to play these things." I know he was just being honest, but damn!!!

Cheers!
11-21-2009 09:09 PM
willoughby
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

I hope that too, Caio

Taylor had a secured spot in the year-end top 100, while Mike was still fighting for it

Now both of them will finish the year in the top-100
11-21-2009 09:02 PM
Caio_Brasil
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

Mike

Taylor two great weeks and hopefully it will start like this in 2010.
11-21-2009 09:01 PM
willoughby
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

Russell 7-5 6-4

Congrats Mike
11-21-2009 08:56 PM
willoughby
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

Mike 7-5 *5-4
11-21-2009 08:48 PM
Smoke944
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

Nowhere near over, fight Taylor
11-21-2009 08:47 PM
KaiserT
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

All over
11-21-2009 08:46 PM
Caio_Brasil
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

Mike breaks, though for Taylor now.
11-21-2009 08:31 PM
KaiserT
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

Dent is screwed here.
11-21-2009 08:28 PM
Ozone
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

Congrats to the Battistones for their title!!

Let's go MIKE!! Nice set
11-21-2009 08:24 PM
nole_no1
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

DENT
11-21-2009 08:21 PM
Caio_Brasil
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

Come on Taylor.
11-21-2009 08:20 PM
willoughby
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

Russell 7-5 0-0*
11-21-2009 07:41 PM
nole_no1
Re: Week 46: Champaign, Illinois, USA [Final: Taylor Dent vs. Michael Russell]

Break Dent 3*-1
Rebreak Russell 3-2
3 all Russell holds
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