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Costa to skip Wimbledon

Q. Will you be at Wimbledon?

ALBERT COSTA: No. I'm getting married.


Heh. Looks like the trend continues. Now the claycourters are even scheduling marriages to come in conflict with Wimbledon.
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lol... they can't do well there... so why bother?

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He is getting married ???

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thats just sad, I think claycourtes have such a good shot at winning Wimby

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He is getting married on Friday and Alex C. is his best man. I wonder if there was more time between the FO and Wimbledon if more of them would give it a shot! Congrats to ALBERT!
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Good idea. they would not give him a seeding anyway and he will have to play the Shanghai Championships since all Grand Slam winners are AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFIED. He will virtually no off season since he will be in Shanghai at the end of the year and then must defend quarterfinal points in Australia. This is virtually his only opportunity to get married, relax a bit and then train for the upcoming hardcourt season to defend his fourth round points at the US OPEN.
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It's not like he had any chance of winning.

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Anyone know if Alex will play? He did beat Pete on grass this year.
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 2002, 05:42 AM
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wow!!! what a double celebration!!!! it's a great decision IMO!!!!!

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"Q. Will you be at Wimbledon?

ALBERT COSTA: No. I'm getting married.

Heh. Looks like the trend continues. Now the claycourters are even scheduling marriages to come in conflict with Wimbledon. "



Last time I checked there were still lots of clay courters who playe Wimbledon. Its incorrect to focus on the few who dont play and use them as the benchmark for everyone else...

Ferrero is playing, at least he wants to play.

Guga has made the quarters before, even though apparently according to some of you they have no chance. Moya has made the fourth round before.

I don't exactly see henman and pete turning heads at RG for their play, so why not insult them?

COngrats to Al for going to get married - its unfortunate people are too busy picking aprt why he isnt' playing some tournament, instead of recognizing what is really important.
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Who Cares?

Like hes gonna do anything good there anyway.

These claycourters are just pathetic i have more respect for Ferrero last year for going to wimbledon and getting to the 3rd round than Corretja and his bunch of cronies!

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Monica Rules - who is it your insulting? Corretja and Costa?
or are you grouping ALL clay courters together, and insutling all of them, assuming that none play Wimbledon?

Or do you really know?


In Ferrero's defense (i know you weren't referring to him anyhow ), he made it further at Wimby than pete and tim made it at RG - and he lost to a respectable fast surface player.
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Enjoy your Victory Albert!!!!! Family comes first!!!!


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give the guys a break. clay court players tend to do better at wimbledon than fast court players do at paris, and given that wimbledon comes second, the absence from wimbledon for the guys who do well at paris is more noticeable.

and lot's of grass court players skip paris or give a half-hearted performance and head straight to the grass - look at sampras, rusedski, philipoussis, henman, becker, ivanisevic, and rafter over the years.......they've had little successes in paris, but they've never really done the serious preparation.
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You're the man Albert.

Twin daughters.

Twin Celebrations (RG & Wedding)!!!!

Who can argue with success????

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