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Jericho
Jun 2nd, 2004, 01:22 AM
What a f--king crazy grand slam it has been...

Let's make a list of all the things that have happened:

*Both defending champs JCF and JHH out in the second round to unseeded players - has never happened I believe.
*Top men's seed, Roger Federer, out in the third round in straights
*Top women's seed, Justine Henin-Hardenne, out in second round - hasn't happened for awhile
*Agassi loses in the first round to a player who had never won a tour match :o
*All American men gone after the second round - been a long time since that happened
*Lisa Raymond comes back from 0-6 0-5 30-30 to win :eek:
*Stephanie Foretz saves 3 match points to beat Dechy in the first round, then loses the next round to Talaja despite having 3 match points :o
*Navratilova returns to singles to lose to a girl half her age in straight sets. Age difference was about 30 years :tape: , must be a record.
*Marat Safin drops his shorts during his match because he "felt like it" :lol:
*The longest match in the history of men's tennis: Santoro def. Clement 16
14 in the 5th set.
*4 men from Argentina in the quarterfinals
*3 men who have reached at least the semis of Wimbledon, quarterfinalists?!?
*Jie Zheng first player from China to advance to the quarters
*Williams Sisters both lose in the quarterfinals (first time they both lost on the same day or the same round)
- 3/4 of Venus' losses have been to a Russian
- Capriati beats Serena 2x in a row (first time since 2001)
- First time Serena has not advanced to the semifinals since Wimbledon 01'
*All 4 favorite women (Sharapova, Mauresmo, V&S) in the quarterfinals lose
*First time that no top 4 women's seed advance to the semifinals since I dunno when.
*2 Russian women in the semifinals
*For the first time since the 2002 Australian Open the finalist won't be all
Williams or all Belgian.
*Tim Henman in the semi's here and not at Wimbledon and comes back from 2 sets to 0 down twice?!?!?! :eek:
*Kim Clijsters cheers on Xavier Malisse and the very next round cheers against him for her fiance Hewitt :p
*First ever all Russian GS Final?!?!?

Am I missing anything?

Mateo Mathieu
Jun 2nd, 2004, 01:29 AM
I still hard to believe that Tim Henman reached semis here! :eek: Totally unpredictable!

thecatinthehat
Jun 2nd, 2004, 01:43 AM
thanks for the list!

wow!

thecatinthehat
Jun 2nd, 2004, 01:43 AM
thanks for the list!

vettipooh
Jun 2nd, 2004, 01:54 AM
French hopefuls Escude, Llodra, and Mutis all lost in the fourth round.
Only remaining hope, Momo, out in QF.
The players who beat V/S, must now face each other in semis.
Possible all Russian final, instead of all Belgian,or Williams.

joaco
Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:31 AM
:eek: :eek:

Stefwhit
Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:35 AM
What a f--king crazy grand slam it has been...

Let's make a list of all the things that have happened:

*Defending champs JCF and JHH out in the second round to unseeded players
*Top men's seed, Roger Federer, out in the third round in straights
*Top women's seed, Justine Henin-Hardenne, out in second round
*Agassi loses in the first round to a player who had never won a tour match :o
*All American men gone after the second round
*Lisa Raymond comes back from 0-6 0-5 30-30 to win :eek:
*Navratilova returns to singles to lose to a girl half her age in straight sets.
*Marat Safin drops his pants during his match
*The longest match in the history of men's tennis: Santoro def. Clement 16
14 in the 5th set.
*4 men from Argentina in the quarterfinals
*Williams Sisters both lose in the quarterfinals
- 3/4 of Venus' losses have been to a Russian
- Capriati beats Serena 2x in a row (first time since 2001)
- First time Serena has not advanced to the semifinals since Wimbledon 01'
*All 4 favorite women (Sharapova, Mauresmo, V&S) in the quarterfinals lose
*First time that no top 4 women's seed advance to the semifinals since I dunno when.
*2 Russian women in the semifinals
*For the first time since the 2002 Australian Open the finalist won't be all
Williams or all Belgian.
*Tim Henman in the semi's here and not at Wimbledon?!?!?! :eek:
Am I missing anything?
You summed it up perfectly, thanks! Each of event viewed as a single happening is weird enough, but to read everything in totallity really let's you see just how KRAZIE it's trully been- and we still got a few more matches to go. It really makes you wonder what's next...

Veritas
Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:39 AM
First time Serena has not advanced to the semifinals since Wimbledon 01'

Actually, it's 'Serena hasn't advanced to the semis since US Open '01' :)

Jericho
Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:43 AM
Actually, it's 'Serena hasn't advanced to the semis since US Open '01' :)
Did serena not reach the finals Losing to venus? :confused:

Veritas
Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:46 AM
Did serena not reach the finals Losing to venus? :confused:

Yes, but I said advanced to the semis, not lose there :)

Jericho
Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:47 AM
Yes, but I said advanced to the semis, not lose there :)
:confused: she lost in the semis last year

Veritas
Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:55 AM
Serena Williams: US Open '01 (df. Martina Hingis 6-3, 6-2); US Open '02 (df. Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3); US Open '03 (dnp).

Jericho
Jun 2nd, 2004, 02:59 AM
i meant she lost in the semis of the French

beauty_is_pink
Jun 2nd, 2004, 03:01 AM
This Is Whacked!

LindsayRocks89
Jun 2nd, 2004, 03:01 AM
looks like a pretty good list to me

Veritas
Jun 2nd, 2004, 03:08 AM
i meant she lost in the semis of the French

Serena's GS record since 2000:

2000: lost 4th round to Elena Likhovtseva 6-3, 6-3 at AO; dnp at RG; lost 6-2, 7-6 to Venus Williams at Wimbledon SF; lost 6-4, 6-2 to Lindsay Davenport at USO QF.

2001: lost QF to Martina Hingis 6-2, 3-6, 8-6 at AO; lost QF to J-Cap 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 at RG; lost QF to J-Cap 6-7, 7-5, 6-3 at Wimbledon; lost F to Venus Williams 6-4, 6-2 at USO.

2002: dnp at AO; won 7-5, 6-3 against Venus Williams at RG; won 7-6, 6-3 against Venus Williams at Wimbledon; won 6-4, 6-3 against Venus Williams at USO.

2003: won 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 against Venus Williams at USO; lost 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 at SF against Justine Henin-Hardenne at RG; won 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 against Venus Williams at Wimbledon; dnp at USO.

2004: dnp at AO; lost 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 at RG QF to J-Cap.

as you can see, Serena has not failed to reach a GS SF between the '01 US Open and the '03 Wimbledon.

Jericho
Jun 2nd, 2004, 03:10 AM
yes, so the last time she did not advance to the semis was Wimbledon 01'...

Veritas
Jun 2nd, 2004, 03:14 AM
Ah, I get what you mean. I thought you meant Serena made the SF of a GS tourny since Wimbledon '01 till Wimbledon '03.

My mistake! :o

Crazy Canuck
Jun 2nd, 2004, 04:14 AM
*4 men from Argentina in the quarterfinals

I don't think that this is weird? I didn't predict it at the beginning of the tournament, but it was always a slight possibility. 4 Argentines made the semis of Hamburg last year, and people thought that was "weird" too. How many times do these guys have to post results for it to be considered "normal"? :confused:

Julian
Jun 2nd, 2004, 04:27 AM
Didnt Lisa Raymond come back from 0-6, 0-5 0-30!?? Instead of 30-30??

Heres one coming from an Arantxa fan lol:

Arantxa and Sandrine Testud (both making comebacks this year) face each other in Women's doubles 1st round

And:

Jennifer 14 years ago at the age of 14 reached the SF of the FO and now 14 years later is in the FO SF again

One umpire didnt say Mademoiselle when he was saying the names during the entire match

NO SPANISH MAN IN SF!

Elena Dementieva wins against Smashnova and Davenport who were both injured

3 of the Semifinalists last year fail to reach past the 3rd round this year..

tenn_ace
Jun 2nd, 2004, 04:55 AM
What a f--king crazy grand slam it has been...

Let's make a list of all the things that have happened:

*Both defending champs JCF and JHH out in the second round to unseeded players - has never happened I believe.
*Top men's seed, Roger Federer, out in the third round in straights
*Top women's seed, Justine Henin-Hardenne, out in second round - hasn't happened for awhile
*Agassi loses in the first round to a player who had never won a tour match :o
*All American men gone after the second round - been a long time since that happened
*Lisa Raymond comes back from 0-6 0-5 30-30 to win :eek:
*Stephanie Foretz saves 3 match points to beat Dechy in the first round, then loses the next round to Talaja despite having 3 match points :o
*Navratilova returns to singles to lose to a girl half her age in straight sets. Age difference was about 30 years :tape: , must be a record.
*Marat Safin drops his shorts during his match because he "felt like it" :lol:
*The longest match in the history of men's tennis: Santoro def. Clement 16
14 in the 5th set.
*4 men from Argentina in the quarterfinals
*3 men who have reached at least the semis of Wimbledon, quarterfinalists?!?
*Jie Zheng first player from China to advance to the quarters
*Williams Sisters both lose in the quarterfinals
- 3/4 of Venus' losses have been to a Russian
- Capriati beats Serena 2x in a row (first time since 2001)
- First time Serena has not advanced to the semifinals since Wimbledon 01'
*All 4 favorite women (Sharapova, Mauresmo, V&S) in the quarterfinals lose
*First time that no top 4 women's seed advance to the semifinals since I dunno when.
*2 Russian women in the semifinals
*For the first time since the 2002 Australian Open the finalist won't be all
Williams or all Belgian.
*Tim Henman in the semi's here and not at Wimbledon and comes back from 2 sets to 0 down twice?!?!?! :eek:
*Kim Clijsters cheers on Xavier Malisse and the very next round cheers against him for her fiance Hewitt :p

Am I missing anything?

great summary :worship: and yes it is (to answer the thread question)

Yu-lun Wang
Jun 2nd, 2004, 07:31 AM
Jie Zheng first player from China to advance to the 4th round. :wavey:

Great summery ! :worship:

Rothes
Jun 2nd, 2004, 07:43 AM
Excellent Observations, is quite peculiar isn't it?

spudrsca
Jun 2nd, 2004, 08:06 AM
The most shocking thing would be Henman and Suarez winners of RG2004:lol:

~RedRose~
Jun 2nd, 2004, 08:28 AM
Isn't it the first time that the william's sisters have both lost on the same day in the same round or something of a Grand Slam
And I would've considered Paola to be the favourite over Shara but newayz.

tennnisfannn
Jun 2nd, 2004, 08:32 AM
Myskina and Dementieva who would have been picked as the earliest seeds to drop stilll standing in the semis.
Jen who lost 6/1 6/0 to mauresmo three weeks ago now a favourite, talk about the tide turning.
Serena's loss wasn't entirely surprising but Venus and Amelie went out without a fight, lost in straights. Atleast serena was fighting.

jimbo mack
Jun 3rd, 2004, 06:52 PM
very wacky indeed, the strangest results in a slam i have ever witnessed. the last strange slam for me was 7 years ago when majoli won the french

Spunky83
Jun 3rd, 2004, 06:55 PM
If I had believed in my fave player and made a bet on her, I would be rich by now and gotten a VIP-ticket for the finals on saturday! Damn it...

My predicitions: Henman and Myskina (go!)...2004 French Open Champions...my God, this is like Poland winning the World Football (kicker) cup...no offense!

Jericho
Jun 4th, 2004, 03:07 AM
and the craziness continues :tape:
Boy, we are going to be talking about this slam for years to come ;)

jacs
Jun 4th, 2004, 03:13 AM
Well, it has been the craziest slam in recent memory...

goldenlox
Jun 4th, 2004, 03:20 AM
With Venus, Serena, and Jennifer all in the bottom half, who thought Myskina would come through that half?

Elvira
Jun 4th, 2004, 05:29 AM
how about Mervana Jugic-Salkic... first player from Bosnia to play in a grand slam? (and came close to defeating finalist Dementieva in the 1st round, losing 6-4 in the third!)

dansnewbeg
Jun 4th, 2004, 06:06 AM
very wacky indeed, the strangest results in a slam i have ever witnessed. the last strange slam for me was 7 years ago when majoli won the french

Totally agree. Thing is though, at least Hingis making the '97 French final was predictable. That Majoli won was the shock though.

Seven years later? BOTH finalists are huge surprises. And in Myskina's case, a good one. For me at least.

manu
Jun 4th, 2004, 06:34 AM
Add to that:

*first time two Belgian MEN appear in a Grand Slam final:)
*first time since RG 2000 that no Belgian or Williams are in the semifinals of a Grand Slam.
*(if Elena wins tomorrow;)): lowest seed to have ever won Roland Garros! (I think the previous lowest is 7, though I could be wrong)

joao
Jun 4th, 2004, 06:57 AM
Serena's loss wasn't entirely surprising but Venus and Amelie went out without a fight, lost in straights. Atleast serena was fighting.
You clearly didn't see Venus' match ... because you lose in straight sets doesn't mean you were not fighting for it ... :rolleyes:

1jackson2001
Jun 4th, 2004, 08:50 AM
I've enjoyed these surprises. :)

turt
Jun 4th, 2004, 08:58 AM
One umpire didnt say Mademoiselle when he was saying the names during the entire matchThis is the most shocking! :eek:

Who was the umpire? And during which match?

samn
Jun 4th, 2004, 09:19 AM
This is the most shocking! :eek:

Who was the umpire? And during which match?

Capriati v. Williams, I think.

Vass22
Jun 4th, 2004, 09:31 AM
The French is the most interesting GS by far. It makes the pathetic Women's tennis interesting... To such extent. Privides great career opportunities to lower ranked, less favourite players.

bandabou
Jun 4th, 2004, 12:54 PM
Very interesting indeed....soooooo many surprises. who would have guessed that Dementieva and Myskina would be the first Russian finalists since Zvereva and go further at a major than Anna the K ever did?!

Julian
Jun 6th, 2004, 04:43 PM
More!

Tim Henman up a set and 4-2 against Coria in the SF

Martina Navratilova reaching the SF in doubles

2 young French teenagers win the Mixed crown(Gasquet/Golovin)..against a brother/sister team (Black/Black)

2 Belgian MEN win a Grand slam (doubles)

French BOY wins Juniors

2 SPANIARDS win the boys juniors doubles (while the men did pretty bad)

Not to mention..

Coria 2 games away from winning the final before getting injured..