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Parisian Roulette 11/12/2009 - 12:09 PM

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G'day all. It's shaping up as quite the finish to the ATP season in Paris, eh? How about yesterday, when three huge stories competed for what meager headlines the game is able to generate, in this the season of Novak's discontent: Federer's second-round loss to Julien Benneteau, Rafael Nadal's nervy escape from (five) match-points down against Nicolas Almagro, and Marat Safin's career-ending loss to Juan Martin del Potro.

And there's this: Five player were still in the running for the final two slots at the start of the week, making the BNP Paribas Masters 1000 a complicated shoot-out; if you've ever been in one of those, you know that cross-fire can be a nasty thing. You go out and gun down the outlaw Davydenko and that clears the field-of-fire for desperado Jo-Willy to blast his way past you to the title. Or something like that.

This would be high, media-commanding drama - if only the Tennis Masters Cup (and, therefore, the doings at Bercy) were higher on the radar of the sports public and media. At first blush, you might be inclined to blame the relative lack of buzz over the year-end championships on faulty promotion, or the surprising power of the Grand Slam events, which have a choke-hold on the game. I think it has more to do with the fact that all but deeply committed tennis nuts (that's you, buck-o) think of tennis as a summer, outdoor game. That the Grand Slams are all four summer events (it being summer in Australia in January) only helps sustain the idea.

Tennis took a big gamble when it adopted the Grand Prix concept - a year-long race for ranking points and, during some periods in the GP history, incentives like extra bonus-pool money, capped by a final mega-event. It's a logical, defensible idea, but it has one enormous flaw. It dictates a November or December finale.

It seems that most people have ingrained ideas of when tennis matters and when it doesn't. BTW, does it ever occur to you that the NBA or even the NCAA might be better served if basketball were played . . . outdoors?  Oh, we know why it's indoors alright; and we know it's a gym-based sport. But that's only because, over time, it made sense for basketball, amateur as well as pro, to go indoors in order to command a time-slot on the seasonal calendar. So we now think of it as a winter, indoor game. Just as tennis is an outdoor, summer game.

Well, I know you're keen on talking Bercy (that's a language closely related to French), so without further ado, here's my two cents on the five contenders for a place in the TMC:

Nikolay Davydenko (needed to reach semis to qualify) - Robin Soderling cut him off at the knees, but Davydenko can still back into a spot - depending on what his rivals do.

Robin Soderling (needed to reach the final to have a shot at qualifying) - As I understand it, and correct me if I'm wrong, his fate isn't entirely in his own hands unless he wins it all.

Fernando Verdasco (would have qualified if he won the event) - Having lost today, he'll be out if either Soderling, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, or Fernando Gonzalez wins the event. 'Dasco put in a good effort but, as at the U.S. Open, he just couldn't take capitalize on a huge opportunity. His chances now are slim to none.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (needed to reach final to have a chance) - He's the defending champ and the home-crowd favorite, and who could ask for greater motivation?

Fernando Gonzalez (needed to reach final to have a chance) - I don't really trust the volcanic Chilean to get it done, but he's caught fire at the end of the year before.

I get the feeling that Soderling might win this tournament to cap a year in which he made believers out of many who initially wrote off his run to the Roland Garros final as a fluke. This guy has taken great strides since those two enchanted weeks in May, and I'd like to see him win this event and qualify for the TMC.

I say I'd "like" to see Soderling win because he's a whale of an indoor player, and he's done due diligence outdoors to prove he's not just a slam-bam, fast-court specialist. I hate making predictions (call me vain, but I think I know better than that, after having covered the game for 30 years), but I don't mind revealing the things that might tug a little at my heart.

And I'd like to see Soderling joined in the elite 8 by Jo-Willy. Is that even possible, with Rafael Nadal proceeding with the huge boost of confidence any player gets from having survived an early-round match from match-point down?


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Posted by Nella 11/12/2009 at 12:41 PM

vamos Rafa!

Posted by CL 11/12/2009 at 12:43 PM

Oh dear. Poor Rockin' Robin. He just got himself jinxed. lol.

Posted by sblily (Wheeeeeeeeee!) 11/12/2009 at 12:47 PM

CL - LMAO! Just thought the same thing.

Thanks, Pete!

Posted by mina (meanie and proud of it) 11/12/2009 at 12:47 PM

just had to jinx Sod, didn't you? that said *squee* on getting a pic in here.

oh and Vamos Rafa! hehe

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 11/12/2009 at 12:48 PM

mina: i'll repeat what i said on the other thread. i think rafa got back a little of that 'aura' yesterday by gutting it out against almagro. the commies were pretty impressed.

Posted by sokol 11/12/2009 at 12:48 PM

"He just got himself jinxed"

hope so :-)

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 12:49 PM

Thanks Pete

I will join CL and Sblily there as well

Ok three time proves it lol!

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 11/12/2009 at 12:50 PM

so maybe i wasn't so wrong about steps? he changed his game plan and is doing much better now.

Posted by mina (meanie and proud of it) 11/12/2009 at 12:50 PM

Annie: we gonna see, no? to me he'll get it back if he defends AO and/or wins the FO in '10. pretty high bar, but to me a much lower one would be like deceiving myself. hence the fanguish.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 12:51 PM

Annie Murray isnt returning like he was in the 1st set at all

Also maybe his late match maybe catching up with him

Posted by sblily (Wheeeeeeeeee!) 11/12/2009 at 12:52 PM

fanguish
~~~~

Love it!

Posted by greenhopper 11/12/2009 at 12:52 PM

Speaking of the purple shorts on Radek,

This from Drew Lilley is cracking me up.

"6.41: 4-1. Stepanek’s turn to Hawkeye an ace. He’s wearing an enormous pair of luminous blue shorts, the kind that Shaquille O’Neal would go to the beach in."

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 12:52 PM

Mina Rafa has to get his RG crown back,that is most important

Still I blame Nike lol!

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 12:52 PM

Mina Rafa has to get his RG crown back,that is most important

Still I blame Nike lol!

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 12:53 PM

Mina Rafa has to get his RG crown back,that is most important

Still I blame Nike lol!

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 12:54 PM

oops sorry for double post,pressed too hard on button

Posted by zenggi 11/12/2009 at 12:54 PM

Good evening,

Just back home on my way to a business dinner. Not surprised to see that Roger's curse has worked again. I'm totally fed up with these one-day flowers, Yssssh!

Congratulations to Gael, Marin, Robin, Novak and J-W. Commies to their opponents. Is Fernando injured?. It looks as Murray-Worm is going to a third set, or not.

I hope to watch something of the other Fernando against Delpo when I get back home.

Posted by jewell, at work. 11/12/2009 at 12:54 PM

*frazzles for Murray*

Hey, everyone. :)

"Well, I know you're keen on talking Bercy (that's a language closely related to French)" LOL, I don't quite know why that made me laugh so much, my boss is giving me very strange looks across the desk.

Well, underestimate Steps at your peril...*frazzles more, thinking about DC final* Thank you, Fuzzy, for your beautiful match calls!

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 12:54 PM

GH LOL!!!

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 12:56 PM

Come on Murray break him

A quick game is a good game

Posted by jewell, at work. 11/12/2009 at 12:57 PM

Poor Julien - I guess he used up everything he had yesterday. Read that Gael played beautifully, as he sometimes can.

Posted by Carrie 11/12/2009 at 12:57 PM

What time are the evening matches scheduled to start, por favor?

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 12:57 PM

A sneaky little move by the Worm

2nd set to the Worm 6-3 pfft.

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 11/12/2009 at 12:57 PM

"fanguish" mina, that's great!

all of us rafa fangirls fanguishing.

and muzz has to go the distance.

Posted by rafadoc 11/12/2009 at 12:58 PM

Thanks for the fresh watercooler Pete. :)

Mina, when did you become a Sod fan? No criticism, just curious. I missed that somehow.

Steps back in it.

Posted by JohnC 11/12/2009 at 12:58 PM

Worm takes the second set, and I repeat he could take this match.

Posted by mina (meanie and proud of it) 11/12/2009 at 12:58 PM

sblily are u on the TW facebook page?

is it me or is MAndy's hair a bit more red than usual?

also,he's counterpunching like he has all the time (and energy) in the world...lack of agression will always be his downfall i guess. 6-3 to Steps. somewhere in Sydney, Nic is dancing around.

Posted by greenhopper 11/12/2009 at 12:58 PM

7:30PM Paris time. Which would be 1:30 PM TW time?

Posted by manuelsantanafan 11/12/2009 at 12:59 PM

mina:

I'll largely repeat myself from the other thread.

I agree that Rafa does not have the same "aura" at Roland Garros or on clay that he had before.

That said, his results on clay over the past four years strongly suggest that he is still the favorite in any clay court tournament he enters, unless he is injured.

No question that Federer is an outstanding clay court player. There is some question whether he is going to be willing to grind it out on clay as he gets older.

Typically, most ATP players' results deteriorate on clay more than on other surfaces as they get into their late 20s.

Although Federer is extremely well-conditioned, I'm not sure that he is going to be the exception to this rule.

As far as any "aura" that Rafa has ever had on grass or hard courts, said "aura" certainly not as strong as that Federer has had on those surfaces. Even at his best, Rafa may win tournaments on those surfaces, but usually only after winning some close matches.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 12:59 PM

Carrie After the Murray match I believe

Posted by Tfactor 11/12/2009 at 12:59 PM

Glad Steps won the second set. Great Murray fan I am! I just like Radek, what can I say? :)

Posted by rafadoc 11/12/2009 at 01:00 PM

Woops. Guess this isn't a "watercooler" post. Adding to the confusion. Sorry.

The Worms shorts are really "roomy". Not circus tent roomy like Blakes though.

Posted by sblily (Wheeeeeeeeee!) 11/12/2009 at 01:00 PM

mina - Yep!

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 01:01 PM

Mina I thought that myself.Murray's hair has a hint of red colour

Posted by rafadoc 11/12/2009 at 01:01 PM

Murray isn't on Center Court. Rafa v. Tommy is the first night match and scheduled to start at 1:30 TW time.


Posted by mina (meanie and proud of it) 11/12/2009 at 01:01 PM

rafadoc: shocking that you missed it, as i've been blabbering about my Sod er, fascination since after the USO i think. hehe. i believe it's a phase brought on by the cuteness that are his twitter pics. or i'm deluding myself that it is, anyway. like most things.

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 11/12/2009 at 01:01 PM

nothing wrong with myles is there? is he a former player?

Posted by Carrie 11/12/2009 at 01:01 PM

Thanks greenie.

I too love the word fanguish. I am hoping that the Elfonzo match will be a good one. I am worried about looking at Rafa's match. Still trying to scrub my mind from yesterday. :(

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 01:02 PM

Tfactor The Worm? Crikey,each to their own I suppose

Posted by Tfactor 11/12/2009 at 01:02 PM

Where is Pspace, MIA even for Lestat's matches?
Maybe Imjimmy will show up with some Mandy love

Posted by greenhopper 11/12/2009 at 01:02 PM

Stepsy dropshots the hell out of Murray, who in turn tries it himself unsuccessfully. down 15-40.

comes with nice serves under pressure. deuce.

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 11/12/2009 at 01:04 PM

JohnC: i predicted steps to win today. hope i haven't jinxed it.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 01:04 PM

Tfactor Maybe its the time factor

Pspace hasnt been around for ages

Posted by rafadoc 11/12/2009 at 01:04 PM

Does your one true love know about this little crush Mina? :P

Fanguish is brilliant.

No, seriously, I hope you don't think I am being critical. Just curious. :)

Steps with a chance to break.

Posted by jewell, at work. 11/12/2009 at 01:05 PM

I'm MAndying. :) although I'm about to head home, through the gales and rain...stupid weather.

See you all later!

Posted by Tfactor 11/12/2009 at 01:05 PM

AM,
I know, I know. What can I say? Steps& Berdych are right up there with my top faves.

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 11/12/2009 at 01:05 PM

omg, where has Pspace been?

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 01:05 PM

The Worm has turned this match around,he has stepped inside the court and taken the ball on,

Posted by JohnC 11/12/2009 at 01:05 PM

Told you. Worm breaks Andy in the first game.

Posted by yello fuzzy 11/12/2009 at 01:06 PM

Andy serving to start the 3rd set
ace 15-0
Andy moving Rs around the court, Radek hits an unexpected droppa, Andys shot is out 15-15
another droppa by Radek, Andy can't get there 15-30
2nd serve, dropshot by Andy goes into the net 15-40
2nd serve, Radek sneaks in but Murray is there and doesn't miss the BH CC pass
break point
big serve deuce
a great Rally, Radek is hanging with Andy stroke for stroke, then bashes the CC BH winner deep into the corner break point
2nd serve, another great rally, Radek hits a beautiful volley DTL Andy misses the pass just out
game to Radek 1-0

Posted by rafadoc 11/12/2009 at 01:06 PM

And the Worm breaks. Good prediction Annie. I think he can do it. Muzz looks a bit jaded (but he kind of always looks like that).


Posted by greenhopper 11/12/2009 at 01:06 PM

Stepsy finally wins a baseline rally with a neat forehand cc winner. but he set himself up nicely with a bh cc in the prev point. Breaks with a sneakishly brilliant pick up volley -- Murray gets to it but hits a forehand cc wide. only just.

1-0, Steps.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 01:06 PM

Tfactor Well I have always loved Tomas,I will pass on Steps though

Posted by Tfactor 11/12/2009 at 01:07 PM

Ok that break just makes me root for Andy again and that's the kind of fickle fan I am. Rafa is the only player I'm truly loyal to :)

Posted by JohnC 11/12/2009 at 01:07 PM

Well, annie ... great minds, and all that :-)

Posted by Nic 11/12/2009 at 01:08 PM

I was wondering where everyone went.

Repost :)
AM - No, I'm all done with uni for this year. Just waiting for my results to come in.

And Mina, you know what they say about a man's dancing moves. One things for sure, Nicole's not hanging around because it's helping her career.

WTG Radek!

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 01:09 PM

Gee i am hoping today with Rafa's match some of the good old Rafa posters will make a retrun,I have missed them,especially Sic,Svelte etc

Maybe they will turn up in London or the DC final.

Posted by greenhopper 11/12/2009 at 01:10 PM

"Murray is being far too passive and letting Radek Step all over him... "

Heh. More or less.

Posted by yello fuzzy 11/12/2009 at 01:10 PM

Radek serving 1-0
2nd serve, short return, a bad droppa by RS and then he misses the lob 0-15
ace, challenged , the ball is just in 15-15
2nd serve, a great rally, droppa draws Andy in and Radek lobs over him 30-15
BH error by Andy 40-15
FH inside out winner by RS
game to RS 2-0

Posted by manuelsantanafan 11/12/2009 at 01:10 PM

I very much doubt that Nike, despite its contractual relationship with Rafa, can or would want to force Rafa to wear any clothes he doesn't want to wear.

So, Rafa is ultimately responsible for any Clown Clothing he chooses to wear in order to subject himself to ridicule.

From what I've heard, his Clown Clothing is the type of clothing that is popular with many young men.

Well, I don't watch Rafa matches in order to see him help Nike market crap to pimply-faced nobodies--no matter how much Nike is paying Rafa to engage in said venture.

Whatever "aura" Rafa has is diminished by dressing like a clown.

Maybe Xisca likes said clothing in certain settings.

But said clothing doesn't befit a six-time major champion who allegedly wants to add to that majors total.

Meanwhile, Stepanek is more than putting up a fight in his match.

Go Fishlips, go.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 01:10 PM

Nic gee got them over nice and early.When do you get your results.

Posted by CL 11/12/2009 at 01:11 PM

I can't believe that Steps is having this kind of success playing Muzz from the baseline.

I have been watching mostly on mute...someone please tell me that that annoying drum machine 'music' is not actually audible on court and is bleeding through from somewhere else.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 01:12 PM

Manuel Word!

Posted by yello fuzzy 11/12/2009 at 01:12 PM

Andy serving 0-2
error by Radek 15-0
2nd serve, Andy playing balls close to the lines, gets a forced error 30-0
2nd serve, FH error long by Andy 30-15
big serve 40-15
big serve
game Andy 1-2

Posted by mina (meanie and proud of it) 11/12/2009 at 01:13 PM

sblily, addded you on fb.

what's going on with Red? looked away for a seond and he is down a break.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 01:14 PM

CL This is a complete turn around from the 1st set when Murray was all over him.Maybe Murray is tired from yesterdays match cause I thought this was a bad match up from the start.

No you can still hear the Drum Brigade.

Posted by Tfactor 11/12/2009 at 01:14 PM

C'mon Andee, break back and make it interesting!

Posted by Kwaku (the poster formerly known as Kofi) 11/12/2009 at 01:15 PM

Nic, are you watching Stepanek? I can't believe what he is doing (specially after the first set...) His droppers are being kryptonite to Murray...

Posted by sokol 11/12/2009 at 01:15 PM

"C'mon Andee, break back and make it interesting!"
+1

Posted by JohnC 11/12/2009 at 01:15 PM

msf, rafa's checked shorts are actually rather more tasteful and certainly better cut than some of the horrendous pyjama shorts Pistol Pete wore on court at times.

Any way, he'll have different clobber again in the New Year.

Posted by yello fuzzy 11/12/2009 at 01:17 PM

Radek serving 2-1
big serve 15-0
2nd serve, DF 15-15
2nd serve, DF#2 15-30
Big serve a beautiful CC BH approach, Fh volley winner by Rs 30-30
Ace down the T 40-30
2nd serve, BIG serve
game to the Worm 3-1

Posted by CL 11/12/2009 at 01:17 PM

I thought I notice a bit more reddish tinge to the Muuz's hair as well... but it may be the lighting, because I thought Rafa's hair looked a quite noticeably lighter. And we all KNOW that the humble, NO pretense, Rafa would NEVER touch up HIS hair. Oh, no...my, my, no... ;-))

Did Robbie just say, "guard dog on a heat"?????? Let's hope he said, 'heath.'

Posted by SimonSays 11/12/2009 at 01:17 PM

RAFAEL NADAL TIL DEATH VAMOS RAFA

Posted by JohnC 11/12/2009 at 01:17 PM

Another break for Worm would be nice, just to rub some salt into Scottish scabs.

Posted by Nic 11/12/2009 at 01:18 PM

December. That's over a month since my last assesment. They like to build the anticipation.

If Radek manages this, Blakes going to be kicking himself so bad.

Posted by crazyone 11/12/2009 at 01:18 PM

Murray and Gulbis have always had reddish hair.

Posted by yello fuzzy 11/12/2009 at 01:18 PM

Andy serving 1-3
ace 15-0
2nd serve, good serve 30-0
2nd serve, missed dropshot attempt by Radek 40-0
ace down the T
game Andy 2-3

Posted by CL 11/12/2009 at 01:19 PM

AussieMarge - seriously? You can actually hear that on court? Gawd...I would complain big time. Incredibly annoying.

Muzz's serve doing yeoman service, (no pun intended.), to keep him in.

Posted by VC 11/12/2009 at 01:20 PM

crazyone : What's Gulbis doing these days? It seems I'll only get to watch him about once a year...

Posted by JohnC 11/12/2009 at 01:20 PM

Pommy commie rabbiting on about body clocks, preparing the excuses for Murray's likely defeat.

Posted by CL 11/12/2009 at 01:20 PM

Crazyone - yeah,...they always have. But, as the man almost said in the shaggy dog story, "THIS red?"

Posted by Curly 11/12/2009 at 01:20 PM

Ah, Almagro. Seems like a nice guy.
Poor pathetic soul. Felt for him, no? Beautiful game, sword raised to slay the dragon at last--oops, dropped the sword, how'd that happen--oh well, just pick it up and finish the stroke, dragon still sleeps--OOPS, tripped and landed on dragon's head, dragon looks up, still a chance, smile, raise sword, sneeze, uh-oh...COOKED.
What a bonus though to see Rafa gut one out like the good ole days. I LOL-ed, is what I did.
Missing Nalby at year-end though. 100% liquid buttuh.

Posted by crazyone 11/12/2009 at 01:21 PM

VC: forgetting to show up for his Paris qualies match, making his opponent wait around until the match is finally forfeited to him?


Posted by yello fuzzy 11/12/2009 at 01:22 PM

Radek serving 3-2
Ace down the T 15-0
2nd serve, FH error by RS 15-15
a nice wide serve 30-15
S & V , Andy misses the CC return 40-15
big serve
game to Radek 4-2

Posted by CL 11/12/2009 at 01:22 PM

Ugh...that was an ugly FH by Steps. I mean it is always pretty ugly, but worse so when he misses it so badly.

Even the pa announcement bleeds through onto court????...nah....can't be.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 01:23 PM

JOHNC What you said??

Thank goodness NP and imjimmy and my hubby arent around

You know Pistol Pete is a icon in every way lol!

Posted by zenggi 11/12/2009 at 01:23 PM

On this link there are no commentators. Thanks!. No music either. Blissful.

http://www.atdhe.net/7637/

Posted by rafadoc 11/12/2009 at 01:24 PM

The noise will get worse in a few minutes when the disco party starts for Rafa and Tommy to come onto court.

Posted by greenhopper 11/12/2009 at 01:24 PM

Stepsy is serve wayy better now compared to the previous two sets.

Posted by Tfactor 11/12/2009 at 01:24 PM

Oh Andy, it's getting to the point of no return. Fight hombre, fight!

Posted by Tim (Year of Red Rogie ) 11/12/2009 at 01:24 PM

murray is doing his best Federer I suck and Who Cares About This TOurney impression..

Posted by rafadoc 11/12/2009 at 01:24 PM

Muzz DFs to give Steps the break. Wow.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 01:24 PM

yes i will seconf that

I miss David and his game too

hoping he makes a full recovery with his hip

good results for him in 2010

Posted by mina (meanie and proud of it) 11/12/2009 at 01:24 PM

bye Red. see you in London.

Posted by CL 11/12/2009 at 01:25 PM

I must say, Muzz does look disinterested..but then he often does and looks don't always tell. As we know from Stepanek as well. lol.

Posted by yello fuzzy 11/12/2009 at 01:25 PM

Andy serving 2-4
Fh error by Andy 0-15
Ace down the middle 15-15
2nd serve, dropshot by Andy is perfectly placed, Radek is there and just misses the reply 30-15
BH error by Andy 30-30
FH DTL is just out by Andy break point
2nd serve, DF
game to Radek 5-2, he will serve for the set

Posted by JohnC 11/12/2009 at 01:26 PM

AM, an icon with horrible dress sense. Even imjimmy admitted as much a couple of months ago when he posted an FO clip with one of Pete's more horrendous costumes.

Posted by rafadoc 11/12/2009 at 01:26 PM

Yes, 2010 will see the return of Nalby. Its been a while. Charly will be back too.

Paris is 1000 tourney. I think Muzz would have liked to have won. It isn't over yet though.

Posted by Aussiemarg,Madame President,Allez Paris,scared 11/12/2009 at 01:26 PM

We will see the Worm doing his impersonation on court?

After he wins this match

Posted by Annie (Vamos Heavenly Creature) 11/12/2009 at 01:26 PM

rafadoc: i always think muzz looks tired. this result doesn't surprise me at all.

can't stand the noise on this court. all this announcing is audible to the players. strange, no? coming from the main arena.

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