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If Moya decides to help his compatriot a hand, letting him win, Hewitt will not qualify for the semi's regardless of Hewitt's result against Safin:fiery:


It will be interesting to see how much Moya would like to beat Costa. It's clear he's the favorite to win that encounter. If he doesn't it will look like a present to me...
 

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Why will Costa winning in straight sets mean Hewitt will not advance? How does that tie-break rule work? I asked this in another thread, but you seem to know :)
 

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Assume Hewitt wins in two sets, that's the best he can do:

Match W/L 2/1
Sets W/L 4/3

If Costa wins he will also have a 2/1 match W/L record and a 5/3 or 5/4 sets W/L record, depending on whether hey wins in straight sets or not.

The first scenario will see Costa qualify because of a +2 W/L sets record compared to +1 for Hewitt.

If the rules I have are right even a three set win would put Costa through, because with the 5/4 set W/L record, he will still have won more sets than Hewitt and qualify.

Hewitt has to hope for Moya beating Costa :eek:
 

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Please.

Costa has been playing great.

If he beats Moya it will be on his own merits, and not because his compatriot threw him a bone :rolleyes:

I suppose that Moya and Costa only won the French Open because Alex and Juan Carlos are just such good guys that they decided to throw the poor guys a bone, huh?

*yawn*
 

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Furthermore - I think that Marat must have lost to Costa today, because the Spaniards paid him off.

The also paid him to lose to Moya.

The only thing I can't peice together in this Spanish Conpiracy is Juan Carlos' role :confused:

Perhaps he was thrown over in favour of the Swiss conspiracy.
 

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Rebecca said:
Furthermore - I think that Marat must have lost to Costa today, because the Spaniards paid him off.

The also paid him to lose to Moya.

The only thing I can't peice together in this Spanish Conpiracy is Juan Carlos' role :confused:

Perhaps he was thrown over in favour of the Swiss conspiracy.
It is clear now that JC's initial loss was a mere red herring ;). Clearly something fishy ...
 

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Costa and Carles will qualify, Costa will win in three sets so Lleyton will fly to Australia earlier! :D
Come on boys you know what to do! ;)
 

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Well........ The fact is Carlos Moya just kept Potato to stay alive in this tourney by beating his fellow-country man and a good friend!!! :eek:
 
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