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Old 01-05-2007, 03:34 PM   #222
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Default Re: Florent Serra

Florent clearly is against the RR system too, here's what he said after his match against Simon (quotes from L'Équipe):

"So, did you enjoy the show? He didn't have anything to lose and as for me, knowing that, I was tense. I fully understand Gilles tried to win the match. It means 20 points for the ranking, 2 000 dollars, it isn't nothing. He did what he had to do, but with a 'relaxation' he wouldn't have had in a normal match." (« Alors, vous avez apprécié le spectacle ? Il n’avait rien à perdre, et moi, le sachant, j’étais tendu. Je comprends très bien que Gilles ait joué pour gagner. Il y a 20 points de classement et 2 000 dollars en jeu, ce n’est pas rien. Il a fait ce qu’il avait à faire, mais avec un relâchement qu’il n’aurait pas eu dans un match normal. »)

Gilles' reaction:
"Of course I have thought of giving him the victory. However, I know Florent for 5 years now and I've never seen him play as badly as in the first set. This round robin system is rotten. I really hope the ATP understood they have to stop this." (« Bien sûr, l’idée de lui donner le match m’a traversé l’esprit. En tout cas, depuis cinq ans que je connais Florent, je ne l’avais jamais vu jouer aussi mal qu’au premier set. Ce système de poules est pourri. J’espère vraiment que l’ATP a compris qu’il fallait l’arrêter. »)

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