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Old 09-23-2005, 09:02 PM   #106
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Impressive record for Lapentti.
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Old 09-24-2005, 05:52 AM   #107
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Nico Lapentti loves the 5 setters and I remember when he beat 3 Swedes in a row in 5 sets Thomas Johansson, Norman and Tillström, though also the famous RG 5 setter where he led against big Al Costa and Costa ran him down when Lapentti was cramping, bruising claycourt tennis at its best.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Nico Lapentti loves the 5 setters and I remember when he beat 3 Swedes in a row in 5 sets Thomas Johansson, Norman and Tillström, though also the famous RG 5 setter where he led against big Al Costa and Costa ran him down when Lapentti was cramping, bruising claycourt tennis at its best.
That between-the-legs lob winner But Costa mocking Lapentti's cramps

It was definitely nice to see Nicolas get a big win again. He's back to being a 5-set champ.
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Nico Lapentti loves the 5 setters and I remember when he beat 3 Swedes in a row in 5 sets Thomas Johansson, Norman and Tillström, though also the famous RG 5 setter where he led against big Al Costa and Costa ran him down when Lapentti was cramping, bruising claycourt tennis at its best.
I miss Tillstrom
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That between-the-legs lob winner But Costa mocking Lapentti's cramps

It was definitely nice to see Nicolas get a big win again. He's back to being a 5-set champ.
Nicolas has been in some long matches for sure and yes I think he came back from 2 sets down in one of those RG matches as well, but Costa was a warrior in that tournament.

He does have an outstanding record and I think he will win his match against Melzer.
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:26 AM   #111
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With his win yesterday Nalbandian has joined the list with a 60 per cent success rate in 5 set matches.
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who has the most 5-set matches?
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who has the most 5-set matches?
It's in the table above, it's Björkman of the current players.
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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Great thread. I haven't seen it before.
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Hrbaty with that win over Ljubicic goes to 13-7 in 5 set matches.
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Old 02-02-2006, 02:58 AM   #116
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Updated this thread again.

Code:
Rank:		Win	Loss	Percentage
Escude		10	3	76.92 
Mantilla	8	3	72.72 
Safin		22	9	70.97
Hewitt		19	8	70.37
N.Lapentti	22	10	68.75 
El Ayanoui	11	5	68.75 
The Poo		15	7	68.18 
Hrbaty		16	8	66.66
Spadea		10	5	66.66
Koubek		10	5	66.66
Nieminen	8	4	66.66
Björkman	23	12	65.71
T.Johansson	15	8	65.22
Gonzalez	8	5	61.54 
Corretja	14	9	60.87 
Santoro       18	12	60.87 
Vicente		9	6	60.00
- Hewitt and Hrbaty have moved up the rankings.
- Santoro is in and Nalbandian is out of the list.

Berdych and Baghdatis so far have excellent 5 set records.

Berdych is 6-0 and Baghdatis is 4-0
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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Nice.

Btw, is there a thread for the worst 5 set records, GWH?
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Nice.

Btw, is there a thread for the worst 5 set records, GWH?
That could be interesting
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Nice.

Btw, is there a thread for the worst 5 set records, GWH?
I will have to find the right critiera for that one, there has to be a minimal percentage and matches like I have done here. Ljubo, Gaudio and Calleri would be there in this list somewhere.

- Chela and Blake have never won one.
- Gaudio has only won 5 setters at RG.
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Nice.

Btw, is there a thread for the worst 5 set records, GWH?
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