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Old 04-13-2005, 02:04 AM   #106
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Joe, you better watch this one for me as I won't be able to see it.
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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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Old 04-13-2005, 11:38 AM   #107
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Damn he lost, a silly break in the first game and he didnt really recover until 5-4 i think where he broke back, but then he got broken again! he didnt seem to be playing like he usually does, and his backhand looked weak compared to gasquet. He is usually able to cope with a player with a greater weight of shot, but gasquet kept hitting winners past him (i dont know if he was injured before or not, because i thought he wasnt his normal self) We know he has a better backhand then gasquet but he didnt show it. He was hitting short balls all the time and letting gasquet come to the net and finish it off, he didnt seem to be defending that well either. There were also many chances for gasquet to smash winners past him due to the short balls. Usually im impressed by his backhand by the winners and pressure he applies with it, today it was nothing
At 2-0 first set he had an injury timeout for achilles, that was it match over. 6-1 final set, 75 61

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Old 04-16-2005, 07:31 AM   #108
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Yes, Mantilla had some movement issues in that match and Gasquet and that was the most frustrating thing about that match.
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:36 AM   #109
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I hope Felix's leg is alright as he has to play Llodra in the 1st round and his reward for that is a match with Gaudio in the 2nd round.
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:02 AM   #110
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Felix schooled Llodra in straight sets and then lost to Gaston 6-4 6-2. I have been trying to get reports of that match, but it seems it was a very good performance by Gaston. I couldn't cheer in the match, so I didn't.

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George does felix ever play grasscourt warmups such as queens, nottingham etc?
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George does felix ever play grasscourt warmups such as queens, nottingham etc?
No, he wont play.
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Wimbledon is the only grass court event he has played guess i was lucky to see him then


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why wasnt felix at rome, hes injured?
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I am not sure, he should be in the draw at Hamburg and he should have played in Rome if he wasn't injured.
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Felix is playing the very strong challenger of PROSTEJOV:
CHALLENGER PROSTEJOV CUT: 124
Zib CZE 61
Sanguinetti ITA 65
Ventura ESP 72
Koubek AUT 75
Hernych CZE 76
Almagro ESP 80
Calatrava ESP 83
Haehnel FRA 88
Mantilla ESP 89
Tabara CZE 97
Nieminen FIN 100
di Mauro ITA 101
Montanes ESP 104
Minar CZE 106
Calleri ARG 107
Ulihrach CZE 108
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N.Lapentti ECU 115
G.Lapentti ECU 118
Saretta BRA 119
Serra FRA 120
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Felix is playing in St Pölten as a WC which is interesting since Leitgeb is the tournament director and Muster's old coach and there wasn't much love lost there.

He playes Fogues and is a winnable match for him, hopefully he can do something at RG.
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F. Mantilla 7 4 7

M. Puerta 6 6 5


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Felix beat Zib and then beat Novak in 5 sets just like the warrior he is and now plays Gaudio in the 3rd round.
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