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Old 08-11-2004, 10:57 AM   #31
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Yes, he can take down Portas. I just hope he doesn't need to save 9 mps to do it this time.

He needs a really good result here, and get back into the top 100.

He has a 5-2 record over Portas, so he should be the man to take him out again.

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Old 08-12-2004, 01:27 PM   #32
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Vamos Felix, this is a huge chance to make the semi finals at least, now just take care of Portas.
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Old 08-13-2004, 01:07 PM   #33
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He took care of Portas but that was very close unfortunately, hopefully he can continue his form and make his 1st semi final of the year, it's bad that the winner of Rome last year, has to play here, but it's a start, so vamos Felix.
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Felix made the semis which is a good thing, and I hope he can take this title.

There is a minute audio in English from him after his match with Portas.

Mantilla: "Well first of all I'm really happy to have won this match. It was an unbelievably tough match. We know our games very well but he always plays very well against me. If he played like that everytime he would be much better ranked."

"I don't have the big serve that someone like Safin has. I'm smaller, but I have a big heart and a lot of courage. That's why I've played well all my career. The last year, for some reasons, my motivaiton went down and I didn't play with that same courage that I showed today. Two weeks ago I said I must play two or three more years but playing every match giving everything I had."
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Old 08-21-2004, 08:26 PM   #35
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Does anyone know his next event? he isnt in the us open main draw or qualies
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Mantilla is on the list to play in Bucharest, and might have to play qualies.

Then after that he is playing in Palermo.
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Felix got into the main draw and took out the # 5 seed Davydenko 7-5 6-0.

keep up the good work Felix and perhaps he can have some good results and possibly win a tournament this year.
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09-23-2004 - Felixs birthday keep going oldman
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Old 09-19-2004, 11:58 AM   #39
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Another quarter final appearance, that means some more points for him, and he has Palermo and maybe he can make another quarter final and at least he is back in the top 100 now, and he will make the main draws of the Slams.
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felix lost 6-4 7-5 to portas in the first round of the Szczecin challenger
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shame that was a tough first round for him, compared to some of the people he could have got
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Happy birthday felix!!!
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Belated happy birthday wishes for Felix.

He is now on the way to playing in Palermo. I hope that he can have another good showing in a tournament that he has won before in the last tour clay event of the season.
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for some reason he isnt playing palermo! not in the main draw or even qualies (anyone know why?)
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Maybe he is injured and he had to pull out of the tournament.
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