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Thomas Enqvist and Yevgeny Kafelnikov are Indoor Monsters supreme :D

Tommy Haas
without Richard Krajicek, Goran and Scud

Tim Henman **cough cough**
even the Linus :eek:
 

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I think that TBE just abuot covered it :)

Despite his form this year, Kafel has done nothing to erase his "indoor monstor" status :D Though if he loses to Alex Kim in straights on carpet in the next month or two I may have to change that ;) ;) He's won the Kremlen Cup - that is the one right? - how many times in a row? 4? 5?
 

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Thanks!

it's strange but you never hear of 'carpet specialists". at least i never have.
 

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I call Carpet or Indoor Specialists as "indoor monsters" ;)
a much better term :)

Pete Sampras was also very good in his time at his best indoors.
 

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Grosjean too!:eek:
 

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Pete dominated carpet just as he did grass so I'd say Pete, Kafelnikov, Andre, Corretja, Johansson, Hewitt, Enqvist and Safin would be the top carpet players.
 

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As the others said, Kafel, Enqvist, Safin, Haas and Henman are very good.
No one mentioned Max Mirnyi, though. He played extremely well last year, and reached his first final in a TMS played on carpet.

Max 2001 Carpet record:
Moscow - 1st r- Lost to SAFIN(75 46 46)

Lyon - 1st r- Bt Schuettler (46 64 63)
2nd r- bt Arazi (76 62)
Quarters- Lost to SAFIN (62 46 46)

Stuttgart TMS - 1st R- bt Rochus (76 62)
2ns R- bt Kuerten (46 76 64)
3rd R- bt Ivanisevic (63 67 76)
Quarters- bt Sampras (64 62)
Semis- bt Kafelnikov (76 63)
Final- Lost to HAAS (26 26 26)

St Petersburg - 1st R- bt Novak (60 76)
2nd R- bt Rusedski (76 64)
Quarters- Lost to SCHUETTLER (57 36)

Paris TMS - 1st R- Lost to HRBATY (26 67)

RECORD 9-5, one final, two quarterfinals.

Pretty good. And he is doing a lot better and is a lot better ranked this year. Ill keep my eyes open. ;)
 

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given Haas, Kafelnikov, Johanssen's injuries, Enqvist (who knows what is going on with him) and Pete, Andre, and Lleyton's reduced schedule, I guess the way has been cleared for Max to break through this season.

Now for a question that jas nothing to do with the topic: Has US TV ever shown a match with Paradorn S. I have yet to see him play.
 

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Corretja might have won ATP World champs in 1998 indoors but no way his he an "indoor monster"

any decent indoor player would love to face Alex in rd1 indoors
 

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yeah, what TennisHack said ;)

also, the final of Hamlet where he won :)

and they showed most of his match w/ Rusedski at USO
 
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