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Old 02-22-2012, 10:33 AM   #31
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Really sad to see him leave...

Enjoy your retirement, Chucho
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:41 AM   #32
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I don't recall anyone blaming Acasuso for those losses.

Argentina did well to take it to a fifth match against Russia, whereas Del Potro was the most blamed player for the loss against Spain.
OK sorry, I had that impression, and it was one of the points mentioned several times in the beginning of this thread :
personally I thought it was just normal that he lost, he was just there for the final match but the match was lost before
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:07 AM   #33
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Although retirement is for the weak - you must play until you are unable to move - until then use the power of your emotions, specifically anger to carry on, as Agassi once did.

As I was say although retirement is for the weak, that slap in the face look Acasuso wore on his face was filled with RAGE. I respect him for that and that only.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:23 AM   #35
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I will always remember his infamous choke against Fed at RG 09


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Old 02-24-2012, 08:51 AM   #36
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i remember the first time i saw him play

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That will be the last victory of Rafa for quite some time.. With his joke mentality and pathetic game, I hope the disgusting player loses every single match next season. He's disgraceful. He should just retire. He's a joke.
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Acasuso lost a final in his first ATP tournament. Anyone knows who did the same beside him? (four guys won their first ATP tournaments)
Santiago Ventura won Casablanca in 2004 being ranked 316 and coming from the Q on his first ATP tournament. Another one I remember is Yahiya Doumbia 1988 in Lyon being ranked 453.

I don't remember other cases right. One day I will rebuild my stats before my memory starts to fail.
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Also Altur and Lapentti but I didn't ask about title winners in debut, I asked about runners-up in debut, because I don't know who did it beside Chucho and don't want to bother to check it
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will we be seeing one of those great retirement/tribute threads for Jose? (and Gonzo in a bit)

EDIT: just seen voo's blog post. Do you still post those retirement threads in MTF voo? the ones which had the stats alongside 5-10 key career matches? I love those
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he was only 18 and lost a final to Guga
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EDIT: just seen voo's blog post. Do you still post those retirement threads in MTF voo? the ones which had the stats alongside 5-10 key career matches? I love those
No. I mention about retirements on my blog but it's a shorter version of farewell in comparison to threads on MTF.
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chuchooooooooo

Man what a shame we lose another guy with a big game. Shame he was always injured. The rare times he played, he had a lovely game on clay. Effortless hitting.
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