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Old 04-19-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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Now, it looks he is in the event.

Fuck, the elections in Zimbabwe are more credible than this reporting.
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Looks like a false alarm. The Roger quote is the same in the Italian and English versions of the report but it seems that whoever wrote the Italian version translated the English one and misunderstood the crucial bit.
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Looks like a false alarm. The Roger quote is the same in the Italian and English versions of the report but it seems that whoever wrote the Italian version translated the English one and misunderstood the crucial bit.
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what is the 1 april?
Does Italy have a different calendar
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I feel sorry for Puschkin, she won't get to see Federer, but luckily she has other favourites as well.
That is nice of you to say. You can be charming if you want.

The "news" turned out as a translation error. However, he still might withdraw after Estoril. I wouldn't exclude that. But as you say, there are many guys to watch.
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That is nice of you to say. You can be charming if you want.

The "news" turned out as a translation error. However, he still might withdraw after Estoril. I wouldn't exclude that. But as you say, there are many guys to watch.
Well, I only do that, when it's deserved. There was a good amount of scepticism anyway that the information was false, when I couldn't find info on it, after checking Google updates every few mins for an hour.

Speaking of news I am just happy that Gaudio is back on tour again, the results don't really bother me with him now.
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Well, I only do that, when it's deserved. There was a good amount of scepticism anyway that the information was false, when I couldn't find info on it, after checking Google updates every few mins for an hour.

Speaking of news I am just happy that Gaudio is back on tour again, the results don't really bother me with him now[/B].
totaly agree with u,after all it's hard back and win..but glad see him again
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Speaking of news I am just happy that Gaudio is back on tour again, the results don't really bother me with him now.
I admit, I do not follow him. So what will be his next tourney and what is his ranking position?

I remember having him seen in 2006 in RG against Davydenko, though. He lost clearly, but I found the match closer than the result. And it was a beautiful day on Lenglen.....
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I admit, I do not follow him. So what will be his next tourney and what is his ranking position?

I remember having him seen in 2006 in RG against Davydenko, though. He lost clearly, but I found the match closer than the result. And it was a beautiful day on Lenglen.....
He is around mid 250s and playing in Bermuda. There are lot worse places in the world to be playing tennis.

He played a rubbish match against Davydenko then.
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He played a rubbish match against Davydenko then.
I don't think it was that rubbish, but he was annoyed with everything, he was not confident, got into discussions with the crowd in Spanish, and i felt he complained about everything.....
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I don't think it was that rubbish, but he was annoyed with everything, he was not confident, got into discussions with the crowd in Spanish, and i felt he complained about everything.....
He is always like that, always talking to someone in the crowd or getting down on himself if he misses a shot. He knows how to play Davydenko on clay, there are certain patterns that work and have worked for him. He didn't use them at all. No doubt he was outplayed, but it was a poor showing.

I mean this is a guy that makes Ferrer look confident and Ferrer doesn't have the greatest self belief. Perfect example up 4-0 in the 5th set of a hard fought match, he misses a shot, says to Piles (Ferrer's coach) don't worry I am not going to win, and look what happened.
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