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Old 01-30-2007, 02:46 PM   #136
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Awesome Job.

So far 2007 has been great for him, let's hope he stays healthy.
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Old 01-30-2007, 04:52 PM   #137
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Mike retired at 6-7 2-2 against Sweeting.

I don't think it's too serious and it will be good for him to have some time off.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:08 PM   #138
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Hopefully it's a precautionary retirement.
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Old 01-30-2007, 08:10 PM   #139
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the ATP site says "illness" is the reason, so he should be fine just after some rest. Good news that that's all it was
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the ATP site says "illness" is the reason, so he should be fine just after some rest. Good news that that's all it was
Good good, hopefully it's just a bad cold or something.
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I don't think it's serious at all.
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According to this article http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/...lray_0131.html

Mike will be traveling to Ostrava with the US DC team. Good choice and nice recognition for Mike, usually they take much younger players.
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Last night on the tennis channel program "Open Access" they did a small segment with Murphy Jensen interviewing Mike in an old jail museum in Oz Land. It took place after his loss to Hewitt. Seems like a very nice guy. They also mentioned that just after his defeat he was asked by PMac to accompany the DC team.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:18 PM   #144
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Well he is the only one along with Spadea who have an idea to play on clay, but Vince is Vince.
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From PMac's press conference today.....

Q. Patrick, just following up, is Ryan Sweeting going to be a practice partner?
PATRICK McENROE: Ryan Sweeting and Michael Russell.

Q. They just played each other in Delray?
PATRICK McENROE: They did. Sweeting won. Michael got a little bit of a flu that he had gotten. He had just flown in from Hawaii where he won the Challenger there and he was a little bit under the weather and retired. Sweeting had another win today. He is doing well.
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:09 AM   #146
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Mike had a stomach flu and had a lot of problems moving in his match and did the sensible thing and he will be leaving for Ostrava on Saturday.

The Czechs did the right thing and picked the biggest shithole in the Czech Republic to play in.
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That's really nice to hear that Patrick picked Michael as a practice partner for DC. A really good guy getting the attention he deserves. Shame that he was sick in Delray, but maybe he can have a chance to rest up before flying over the Czech Republic.
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You're damn right. I wanted to attend the DC and possibly see Blake, Roddick and Mike in person but Ostrava is on the other side of the country. I have few relatives there and I think there's nothing much to do so they might be bored if they want to do something else than practising...
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You're damn right. I wanted to attend the DC and possibly see Blake, Roddick and Mike in person but Ostrava is on the other side of the country. I have few relatives there and I think there's nothing much to do so they might be bored if they want to do something else than practising...
I think they will only be training and spending time in the hotel. The thing is the best time to see them is when they train before the tie, when the match is on, especially an indoor tie, it can be harder to get access.

Mike is the best of them on clay, but he won't see any action.
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Mike warmed them up well and they won the tie.

He is Challenger action again in Joplin.

(1)Michael Russell (USA) - (WC)Tyler Cleveland (USA)
Nathan Healey (AUS) - Benedikt Dorsch (GER)
Alan Mackin (GBR) - Michael Lammer (SUI)
Bobby Reynolds (USA) - (5)Alex Kuznetsov (USA)

(3)Ilia Bozoljac (SRB) - Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
Jamie Baker (GBR) - Santiago Gonzalez (MEX)
Nick Monroe (USA) - Phillip Simmonds (USA)
(Q) - (8)Rajeev Ram USA

Alun Jones (AUS) - Hugo Armando (USA)
Frederic Niemeyer (CAN) - (WC)Stefan Borg SWE
(Q) - (WC)Ryan Sweeting (USA)
(Q) - (4)Jesse Witten (USA)

(6)Wayne Odesnik (USA) - Todd Widom (USA)
Joshua Goodall (GBR) - Michael Ryderstedt (SWE)
(WC)John Paul Fruttero USA - (Q)
Brendan Evans (USA) - (2)Chris Guccione (AUS)
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Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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