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Old 03-23-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default A year ago this month, ATPWorld went kaput...

And after a brief stint as a forum stepchild of WTAWorld, phoenixed it's way back in the form of MTF.

Most posters came back, some never returned and, of course, new additions continue to make their voices heard.

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Old 03-23-2004, 05:55 PM   #2
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Why did it go kaput? just curious...
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Old 03-23-2004, 06:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: A year ago this month, ATPWorld went kaput...

way back when it was atpworld, Roger couldn't even get a thread started about him at GM.

kaputt they went and we squattered at wta.
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Ahem... copyright issues over the use of a certain acronym in front of "world", associated with a certain professional body in charge of men's tennis. I can say no more.

I quite enjoyed that period of squatting at WTAWorld though, at first there was a nice feeling of reunion as all the refugees gradually arrived there. The men's forum was busier and certainly more packed around RG time than its MTF reincarnation has been since, although it's been getting steadily bigger month by month.
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Default Re: A year ago this month, ATPWorld went kaput...

Squatting at WTAWorld was quite fun.

Sjengster, you had the old sn of "Hendouble" (or something like that), no?
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I did indeed, that was my WTAWorld username when I joined there at the same time I joined ATPWorld. I tried using the same name as on here, but I think I screwed it up and somehow convinced the website that it was already reserved... I can't recall properly. Everyone thought I was female for ages after that.
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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

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sorry to interupt guys, just need sjengs opinion. out of the following, which are your schalken favourites?
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Sjeng defeating Fernando in 2002 USO QF.

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The US Open 2002 matches versus Kuerten and Gonzalez, I've said it before but those are definitely his best victories ever in a big event. Surprisingly, the first few on that list I'm not too keen on seeing again... I haven't seen his one win over Agassi, although I gather it was a tough encounter. The win against Nieminen is also good value, a tough five-setter where he was down a double break in the final set and then won six games in a row to take the title.
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I remember when it happened, I was afraid it would never come back!!!
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We were some angry posters when we first squatted
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MTF is as old as world itself? Sjengster used to be a female? Oh gosh what have I been missing... (too much for my sick heart )
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lol really?

it went "poof" wow, never knew that and i only found out about MTF around Oct 05 :-P
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