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Old 01-27-2005, 05:46 AM   #16
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un-fucking-believable.

I came home, sadly, late and only tuned it at the 4th set tiebreak.

I feel bad for Roger, but who the heck can deny Safin this moment? The only trouble is this has been such a fantastic match I don't know if he's up to playing one more.
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:22 AM   #17
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wow what a match! after Federer saved the 6th match point i honestly didn't think Safin would pull through but well played!!!!

both played awesome tennis........ this could be the new Sampras - Agassi ......... we have't had a great rivalry for a while now.....
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Old 01-27-2005, 06:09 PM   #18
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Hmm... if Hewitt gets through and plays Safin in the final, I won't know who to barrack for - my former countryman or my present one,

Safin played a fantastic match... but with his volatile temper rearing its head from time to time it's hard to say if he can maintain the same level. I saw him play 4th round with the Belgian guy and his big serve was about the only thing that pulled him through.
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marat safin

I watched the entire match this afternoon without knowing who won, and my nails are bitten down so there's hardly anything left! I'm a wee bit sad for Roger, but Marat is my guy no matter who he's playing. They both played one helluva match, and it's the kind of match where after awhile, you don't care who wins because the tennis is so fantastic. I don't know if Marat's got another one in him, but I really hope he does because he's a fantastic player and he's been able to keep his head on straight this long. 3rd time's a charm, maybe? let's hope.
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Lleyton into the final....what a game..
I dont like Lleyton....but hes a great player, and its great to see an Aussie in the final!

Bring on Sunday!
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Old 01-28-2005, 05:34 AM   #21
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"When we come back, Federer will serve to stay in the match."

Not something you hear often.

I thought he was done for after I saw him drop his head in anguish after Safin cracked a cross-court winner. What a great match.

Missed all the tennis today but hopefully I can squeeze in a highlight or two. I'm quite torn between who I want to win, but I hope it'll be a good match.
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Old 01-29-2005, 01:45 AM   #22
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Wow, Lleyton is in! I'm still not impressed with some of his on-court behaviour, but you gotta admire the guy's fighting spirit.

Didn't see the women's final today, but my Mum said she thought Serena was shamelessly overacting about her injury to win sympathy... not sure how fair it is.
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who are you going for, Saracene? Hewitt or Safin?
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Old 01-29-2005, 02:18 AM   #24
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Ummm-hmmmm... I think I'll have to go with Hewitt because it just would be great if an Aussie won the 100th Oz Open.

But if Safin does win I won't be too upset either... the poor guy must be sick and tired of being a bridesmaid,
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SAFIN.
You have to root for Safin. I don't care if it's an Aussie in the final. Safin is great to watch, he took out the #1 player in the world in a thrilling match, has been to the final in Australia twice before and has mentally collapsed both times. This has to be his year. Plus, come on ladies, if Marat wins, he could well pants himself, and that's always worth the price of admission.
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Would like to see Safin win, but I think Hewitt will get over the line. He will have the crowd support and this is just the sort of game he plays well in.

Could be totally wrong, but we'll see. 3.30pm Perth time it will be televised.
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I think I'll stay decidedly neutral.

I'm still waiting for Paradorn Srichapan's first major.

It will come one day. Oh yes it will.
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Amazing final today! I have to admit that my favourite one was Hewitt, but Safin played an awsome game... After that first set (6-1) I was sure he'll recover, but I guess the "mind" game was in the third set, when Safin, being led by 4-1, and after running around the court more after his rackett than the balls... well, he cleared his mind from anger and frustrations and played super-tennis! He deserved to win that match!
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