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Old 05-24-2003, 03:29 AM   #1
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the French Open

grand slam time is upon us...

who will win?

i'm putting my $ on Ferrero assuming he hasn't withdrawn yet and his shoulder isn't dodgy.
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Old 05-25-2003, 03:04 AM   #2
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Is Henman playing?

Why can't he win?... It would be nice to see him finally get a championship.
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Henman will never win Wimbledon let alone the French.

I think this will be one of the most open slams in years. Hewitt Isn't without a chance, he did beat Moya on clay the other day!
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Poor Tim... all of England on his shoulders... I agree, he won't ever win... but it would be nice if he could.
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He's like Coldplay. Nice enough guys but...

Just not quite the talent - there will always be one guy in any given Slam who will have him covered. That second serve is about as reliable as Anna K's.
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actually from various "research" done on the 'net, people (all brits, go figure) seem to think the hen is a snivelling (that word comes up a lot) idiot. still, that's not representative, and i genuinely like the guy, but sadly enough, brettig is right - he's simply not good enough (although he'd probably kick my ass). i want him to win wimbledon one day, though, ain't gonna happen, but wouldn't it be great if he did? he did beat grosjean at one of the masters, though, didn't he, although he did lose the next round.

it's tomorrow. my eyes will be turning orange from staring at all that clay.
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He's like Coldplay. Nice enough guys but...

Just not quite the talent

HEY!
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Old 05-26-2003, 07:30 AM   #8
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Haha how did I know that was coming. My relationship with Coldplay is...complex. I do own both their albums!
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back to the tennis...

Federer is out! What an upset!

I was too tired to finish watching the Scud against Alex Kim but he didn't play too well in the first set.
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I will not even respond to the above Coldplay comment

Henman's best bet is on grass, not clay. I don't give him a shot at this tourney. Sorry.

I have my money set on Serena, as much as I hate the Williams sisters, to win. BTW - did Henin get married? She's listed as Henin-Hardenne now Clijsters (2), Dokic (10)!

The men's game is a bit tougher to call. Hewitt is ranked first, granting him a great draw. He has a chance Then again, Kuerten's 15th, but he's won so many times.

Uugh, I was just reminded of the reason why the French is my least favourite tourney. It's because all the seeds get knocked off and you'r left with a bunch of clay court specialists. Guys you'd never see otherwise, but who are brought up playing the baseline game. Costa, Ferrero, etc. Even Kuerten, as much as I love the big-haired guy, I have to admit to myself that if he doesn't start winning anything else...

Anyone think Andre has a chance?

And psst! Check this out: 2nd round: Phillipoussis vs. Moya.

Can't wait to see some good tennis. It's been way too long.
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lol sorry *hands tennis thread back*
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what a great match Harkleroad-Hantuchova was. Real edge of seat stuff. as was Saretta-Kafelnikov.
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ok, seems like I'm the only one here who actually gives a crap about the tournament.

what a day it was today. just when i thought it wouldn't get more shocking than clijsters' horrible first set against maleeva, venus proceeds to lose.
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Today was a nice day.
OK, there is only one Dutchman left, but he did win today. Verkerk beat Schuettler (who was 11 seeded) in straight sets. But I don't know if he can beat Moya (his opponent in the quarter finals). The Spanish are born on clay. On the other hand, he did beat that guy from Peru, who also seemed to be born on the clay.

For the rest I didn't watch that much tennis today. There was also the Formula 1 in Monaco and the Dutch Cup finals (football). Unfortunately, my team lost Apparently the referee didn't want them to win...

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