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Date: 15 Feb 2009 14:49:55
From: topspin
Subject: Mauresmo wins
The only result of any real significance today.

I saw the men's match between two hobbling cripples and fell about
laughing. It was like an exhibition - "we'll share the first two sets,
then the first one to win a game gets gifted the third set and the
punters go home satisfied, no". ;-)

Great win for Amelie, it will do her confidence the power of good. It
couldn't have been a match between two nicer girls. Dementieva speaks
excellent French!

O happy day...





 
Date: 18 Feb 2009 15:49:56
From: Mortimer
Subject: Re: Mauresmo wins
On Feb 15, 5:49=A0pm, topspin <goolagong...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> The only result of any real significance today.
>
> I saw the men's match between two hobbling cripples and fell about
> laughing. It was like an exhibition - "we'll share the first two sets,
> then the first one to win a game gets gifted the third set and the
> punters go home satisfied, no". =A0;-)
>
> Great win for Amelie, it will do her confidence the power of good. It
> couldn't have been a match between two nicer girls. Dementieva speaks
> excellent French!
>
> O happy day...

Maybe Dementieva should spend more time working on her serve, rather
then learning how to speak other languages :)....As for Amelie, she
will never win another slam again, without Henin-Hardenne to push her
to another level. Just my opinion, but she doesn't seem motivated as
much without Henin-Hardenne dominating the WTA circuit.


 
Date: 18 Feb 2009 15:39:03
From: topspin
Subject: Re: Mauresmo wins
On 15 Feb, 23:24, gregor...@hotmail.com wrote:
> > > > I saw the men's match between two hobbling cripples and fell about
> > > > laughing. It was like an exhibition - "we'll share the first two se=
ts,
> > > > then the first one to win a game gets gifted the third set and the
> > > > punters go home satisfied, no". =A0;-)
>
> > > Was Murray hobbling? I only saw the last few games and he seemed to b=
e
> > > moving normally.
>
> > He was OK. Occasionally looked a bit tentative. Nadal was the one
> > struggling a bit. I was writing for effect. The microanalysis of every
> > match that goes on, and the ludicrous extrapolation of significance,
> > tickles me!.
>
> Well, Nadal was certainly struggling, so no doubt this match will be
> written off as meaningless as he was not fully fit.
>
> However the commentators indicated that the first set was reasonably
> representative of normal play as Nadal's injury did not appear until
> the second set - and Murray was carrying an injury as well.
>
> I find it strange that people here were writing off Murray before this
> match even though it should be obvious that he causes Nadal real
> problems and should be certainly not be regarded as a clear underdog
> in any match they play. In the same way as the suggestion that Nadal
> winning the AO "proves" that the talk of Murray winning it was just
> hype - there's nothing to suggest now that Murray could (not would)
> not have beaten Nadal had they met in the SF based on their matches
> immediately before and after the event - Murray losing to Verdasco was
> of course an unexpected result.

I agree Murray is a match-up issue for Nadal. I recall a commentator
pointing out that Jamie Murray is a left-hander, so Andy will have
grown up used to lefty angles, and comfortable with them.


 
Date: 18 Feb 2009 15:36:59
From: topspin
Subject: Re: Mauresmo wins
On 16 Feb, 11:07, Sakari Lund <sakari.l...@welho.com > wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Feb 2009 14:49:55 -0800 (PST), topspin
>
> <goolagong...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> >The only result of any real significance today.
>
> >I saw the men's match between two hobbling cripples and fell about
> >laughing. It was like an exhibition - "we'll share the first two sets,
> >then the first one to win a game gets gifted the third set and the
> >punters go home satisfied, no". =A0;-)
>
> >Great win for Amelie, it will do her confidence the power of good. It
> >couldn't have been a match between two nicer girls. Dementieva speaks
> >excellent French!
>
> >O happy day...
>
> Didn't have time to watch at weekend, but as I said during the week,
> she played really well in her first three matches, better than for a
> long time. With so many top players struggling, who knows what she can
> do.

She wasn't as fluent as earlier, but that was because Dementieva was a
much tougher opponent. The thing that impressed me about Mauresmo was
that she hung tough when she had to, and that is what has been missing
these last many months. The boost to her self-confidence can only be
good for her. I hope it shows in her net approaches from now on. Her
positioning is still instinctively correct, but she dumped quite a few
she should have made. I think with more confidence the percentage of
successful net approaches will only improve.

Both girls served quite well, certainly for them! I hope both stay
free from injury.

It was great to see Demetieva's mother back, and to see Mauresmo's
mother in the audience.


 
Date: 16 Feb 2009 13:07:43
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Mauresmo wins
On Sun, 15 Feb 2009 14:49:55 -0800 (PST), topspin
<goolagongfan@hotmail.com > wrote:

>The only result of any real significance today.
>
>I saw the men's match between two hobbling cripples and fell about
>laughing. It was like an exhibition - "we'll share the first two sets,
>then the first one to win a game gets gifted the third set and the
>punters go home satisfied, no". ;-)
>
>Great win for Amelie, it will do her confidence the power of good. It
>couldn't have been a match between two nicer girls. Dementieva speaks
>excellent French!
>
>O happy day...

Didn't have time to watch at weekend, but as I said during the week,
she played really well in her first three matches, better than for a
long time. With so many top players struggling, who knows what she can
do.


 
Date: 15 Feb 2009 15:53:03
From:
Subject: Re: Mauresmo wins
On Feb 15, 5:49=A0pm, topspin <goolagong...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> The only result of any real significance today.
>
> I saw the men's match between two hobbling cripples and fell about
> laughing. It was like an exhibition - "we'll share the first two sets,
> then the first one to win a game gets gifted the third set and the
> punters go home satisfied, no". =A0;-)
>
> Great win for Amelie, it will do her confidence the power of good. It
> couldn't have been a match between two nicer girls. Dementieva speaks
> excellent French!
>
> O happy day...

She looks like a man.


  
Date: 16 Feb 2009 02:28:26
From: Superdave
Subject: Re: Mauresmo wins
On Sun, 15 Feb 2009 15:53:03 -0800 (PST), Arancione@selin.com wrote:

>On Feb 15, 5:49 pm, topspin <goolagong...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> The only result of any real significance today.
>>
>> I saw the men's match between two hobbling cripples and fell about
>> laughing. It was like an exhibition - "we'll share the first two sets,
>> then the first one to win a game gets gifted the third set and the
>> punters go home satisfied, no".  ;-)
>>
>> Great win for Amelie, it will do her confidence the power of good. It
>> couldn't have been a match between two nicer girls. Dementieva speaks
>> excellent French!
>>
>> O happy day...
>
>She looks like a man.


She's a perfect "X" just like the Professor likes em no ?


 
Date: 15 Feb 2009 15:24:08
From:
Subject: Re: Mauresmo wins

> > > I saw the men's match between two hobbling cripples and fell about
> > > laughing. It was like an exhibition - "we'll share the first two sets=
,
> > > then the first one to win a game gets gifted the third set and the
> > > punters go home satisfied, no". =A0;-)
>
> > Was Murray hobbling? I only saw the last few games and he seemed to be
> > moving normally.
>
> He was OK. Occasionally looked a bit tentative. Nadal was the one
> struggling a bit. I was writing for effect. The microanalysis of every
> match that goes on, and the ludicrous extrapolation of significance,
> tickles me!.

Well, Nadal was certainly struggling, so no doubt this match will be
written off as meaningless as he was not fully fit.

However the commentators indicated that the first set was reasonably
representative of normal play as Nadal's injury did not appear until
the second set - and Murray was carrying an injury as well.

I find it strange that people here were writing off Murray before this
match even though it should be obvious that he causes Nadal real
problems and should be certainly not be regarded as a clear underdog
in any match they play. In the same way as the suggestion that Nadal
winning the AO "proves" that the talk of Murray winning it was just
hype - there's nothing to suggest now that Murray could (not would)
not have beaten Nadal had they met in the SF based on their matches
immediately before and after the event - Murray losing to Verdasco was
of course an unexpected result.



 
Date: 15 Feb 2009 15:16:46
From: topspin
Subject: Re: Mauresmo wins
On 15 Feb, 23:08, "Adb" <ad.b...@orange.fr > wrote:
> "topspin" <goolagong...@hotmail.com> a =E9crit dans le message denews:e48=
ce68d-5c0f-4181-b3b8-dbd24edeed51@p13g2000yqc.googlegroups.com...
>
> > The only result of any real significance today.
>
> > I saw the men's match between two hobbling cripples and fell about
> > laughing. It was like an exhibition - "we'll share the first two sets,
> > then the first one to win a game gets gifted the third set and the
> > punters go home satisfied, no". =A0;-)
>
> > Great win for Amelie, it will do her confidence the power of good. It
> > couldn't have been a match between two nicer girls. Dementieva speaks
> > excellent French!
>
> > O happy day...
>
> Right,excellent for her even if it would have been =A0great with one winn=
ing
> or the other,
> both being really nice.
> First final for Amelie since Eastbourne 2007! (vs JH,lost 3 sets tb of th=
e
> third,good match)
> and first title in two years...certainly feels better now.
> E.Dementieva studied french and made part her studies in France...

Yes, big emotions at the end. I had a few tears in my eyes, and my
wife did too (and she isn't really interested in tennis!).


 
Date: 15 Feb 2009 15:13:53
From: topspin
Subject: Re: Mauresmo wins
On 15 Feb, 23:06, gregor...@hotmail.com wrote:
> On Feb 15, 10:49=A0pm, topspin <goolagong...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> > The only result of any real significance today.
>
> > I saw the men's match between two hobbling cripples and fell about
> > laughing. It was like an exhibition - "we'll share the first two sets,
> > then the first one to win a game gets gifted the third set and the
> > punters go home satisfied, no". =A0;-)
>
> Was Murray hobbling? I only saw the last few games and he seemed to be
> moving normally.

He was OK. Occasionally looked a bit tentative. Nadal was the one
struggling a bit. I was writing for effect. The microanalysis of every
match that goes on, and the ludicrous extrapolation of significance,
tickles me!.


 
Date: 16 Feb 2009 00:08:25
From: Adb
Subject: Re: Mauresmo wins

"topspin" <goolagongfan@hotmail.com > a écrit dans le message de
news:e48ce68d-5c0f-4181-b3b8-dbd24edeed51@p13g2000yqc.googlegroups.com...
> The only result of any real significance today.
>
> I saw the men's match between two hobbling cripples and fell about
> laughing. It was like an exhibition - "we'll share the first two sets,
> then the first one to win a game gets gifted the third set and the
> punters go home satisfied, no". ;-)
>
> Great win for Amelie, it will do her confidence the power of good. It
> couldn't have been a match between two nicer girls. Dementieva speaks
> excellent French!
>
> O happy day...
>

Right,excellent for her even if it would have been great with one winning
or the other,
both being really nice.
First final for Amelie since Eastbourne 2007! (vs JH,lost 3 sets tb of the
third,good match)
and first title in two years...certainly feels better now.
E.Dementieva studied french and made part her studies in France...



 
Date: 15 Feb 2009 15:06:39
From:
Subject: Re: Mauresmo wins
On Feb 15, 10:49=A0pm, topspin <goolagong...@hotmail.com > wrote:
> The only result of any real significance today.
>
> I saw the men's match between two hobbling cripples and fell about
> laughing. It was like an exhibition - "we'll share the first two sets,
> then the first one to win a game gets gifted the third set and the
> punters go home satisfied, no". =A0;-)
>

Was Murray hobbling? I only saw the last few games and he seemed to be
moving normally.