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Old 11-16-2007, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Albert Portas has retired.

Albert Portas announced his retirement from professional tennis. He defeated Norman, Hewitt, Ferrero to win only ATP singles title in Masters Series Hamburg (also won 1 doubles title in Umag - w/Lopez-Moron d Ljubicic/Zovko). Portas reached a career-high ATP ranking of No. 19 (Oct 2001) and finished with a 142 - 198 career record.


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Old 11-16-2007, 06:51 PM   #2
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Lopez-Moron
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Default Re: Albert Portas has retired.

I didn't write it, I just quoted it.
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Fare thee well, Drop Shot Dragon.
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Default Re: Albert Portas has retired.

His dropshots will be missed. Wise decision to retire though, as he seemed very angry on the court as his tennis was falling apart this year. I watched his last match on the main tour, against Hrbaty in Monte Carlo. He was up 5-2 in the first set but completely fell apart, losing 6-7, 5-7.
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The bloke lost in 3 straight sets to Rusedski on clay at Roland Garos.
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The bloke lost in 3 straight sets to Rusedski on clay at Roland Garos.
That was the same year when he won Hamburg?
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That was the same year when he won Hamburg?
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good luck in post-tennis life, Albert!
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Worst TMS champ ever
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He won a TMS title? What the fuck.
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He won a TMS title? What the fuck.
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if Roberto Carretero and Robredo won it, why not Portas
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Plus Haas got to the final.
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