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Old 01-29-2013, 05:21 PM   #31
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2002 was a very strange year in the Grand Slams.. I mean, Johansson and Costa winning AO and RG against heavy-favorites Safin and Ferrero in the finals... Then Hewitt winning Wimbledon in another crazy tournament, before Sampras winning his last title and match of his career at the US Open!
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:23 PM   #32
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nice tournament, a lot of memories specially related to Marat but everything looks like crap when you remember who won that GS
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My thread yesterday which was more worthy of a discussion was deleted. You lame ass punk.
ah yes, of course, the mighty Lemon Water gets to decide which threads are deemed "worthy", and feels the need to express his discontent at tennis fans discussing past tennis results on a tennis forum. take your irritatingly pointless intolerance somewhere else - funnily enough, people can discuss whatever they want, especially when it's not overly-opinionated or remotely offensive to anyone.

don't have a clue what your thread was, but I'm sure it was wonderfully average.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:22 PM   #34
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If my work pisses off a bunch of Rafatards then it only makes me prouder of it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:11 AM   #35
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The point of this is to look back and compare with today, and wonder- could a grand slam draw open up sometime in the future and we end up with a Tipsarevic, or a Wawrinka or anyone taking advantage and picking up a shock slam or are those days long gone? Stan almost defeated Nole after all...
Hopefully.Would be great for tennis.The same players over and over again in the final stages of Slams is just terrible.
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One of the muggiest slams of the open era. Safin really clowned in the final
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:20 AM   #37
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Wasn't Safin drunk for that final?
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Wasn't Safin drunk for that final?
Better question to ask is when Safin was ever sober?
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:25 AM   #39
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Wasn't Safin drunk for that final?
Not sure if he was drunk, but he definitely was 'busy' the night before. A picture of his box during that final:




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Bump.

We've had crazy slams before.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #41
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....and will continue to have crazy Slams in the future.
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Amazing shot making in this one.

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Not sure if he was drunk, but he definitely was 'busy' the night before. A picture of his box during that final:




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Federer vs Haas remains one of my favourite matches ever. And Safin/Sampras and Safin/Haas.
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