Re: Week 42: Mouilleron-Le-Captif, France [Entry List]
Challenger Tennis @Challenger10s on Twitter:
Holy crap the crowd is lively on finals day @ITVChallenger. Clapping rhythmic support for Martin/Nys at 1-all 1st set vs. Kontinen/Menendez.
So my craptop crashed 2x then installed a Windows update. Kontinen/Menendez-Maceiras took the 1st set 6-3 v Martin/Nys but I know not how.
On serve in the 2nd & the crowd is downright rambunctious. Waving & clapping to the music & the World's Saddest Light Show.
The French team do some waving of their own, exhorting the crowd at 15-all. And the net result (pun!) is a break of Menendez. *3-1 2nd set.
"HUGO!" *clap clap* "FABRICE!" chants the crowd. Really, folks, you can't make this stuff up. #MouilleronCHepicdubs
I kid, but it's really great to see the #MouilleronCH crowd so revved/geed up for the dubs final. Martin/Nys down a set, up 4-1* in 2nd.
Martin/Nys make the break stick, hold to take 2nd set 63 v Kontinen/AM-M. We'll play a stupor TB for the #MouilleronCHampionship, le dubs.
I kid the light show too, but it's pretty awesome for any Challenger to have *any* light show. What I mean is, I love you @ITVChallenger.
Menendez-Maceiras breaking out the tactical grunting for this Very Special Tiebreak. The French team grunt mockingly in return. 2-all.
Frenchies w/ the mini-break, and the crowd volume runs into the red; mics everywhere are clipping. *4-2 Martin/Nys v Kontinen/AM-M.
Kontinen kasually gets the mini-break back w/ a BH return winner up the alley. *3-4 for the Spanish/Finnish.
The French team moonballs, lobs, then poaches their way to another mini-break. They endchange leading 7-5*. 1st to 10 here, folks, win by 2.
The home crowd is elated, as the French team of Martin/Nys d Kontinen/Menendez-Maceiras 36 63 10-8 & are your #MouilleronleCaptifCHampions.
"Bonjour! That's all I know in French" - Kontinen starts his concession speech in style, then thanks the crowd, the chally, his partner.
Fabrice Martin giving the longest victory speech in recorded history. Berrer & Mahut, singles finalists, better kick back & relax for a bit.
Last edited by SKozak : 10-20-2013 at 01:56 PM.
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