View Full Version : Costa to skip Wimbledon

Jun 10th, 2002, 04:52 AM
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. :rolleyes:

Williams Rulez
Jun 10th, 2002, 05:11 AM
lol... they can't do well there... so why bother?

Jun 10th, 2002, 05:11 AM
He is getting married:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: ???

Jun 10th, 2002, 05:24 AM
thats just sad, I think claycourtes have such a good shot at winning Wimby

Jun 10th, 2002, 05:27 AM
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!

Jun 10th, 2002, 05:35 AM
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.

Jun 10th, 2002, 05:36 AM
It's not like he had any chance of winning.

Jun 10th, 2002, 05:37 AM
Anyone know if Alex will play? He did beat Pete on grass this year.:)

Jun 10th, 2002, 05:42 AM
wow!!! what a double celebration!!!! it's a great decision IMO!!!!!:angel: :bounce: :kiss:

Crazy Canuck
Jun 10th, 2002, 06:17 AM
"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.

Jun 10th, 2002, 10:06 AM
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!

Crazy Canuck
Jun 10th, 2002, 10:12 AM
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.

Jun 10th, 2002, 10:42 AM

Jun 10th, 2002, 11:18 AM
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.

Jun 10th, 2002, 11:30 AM
You're the man Albert.

Twin daughters.;)

Twin Celebrations (RG & Wedding)!!!!

Who can argue with success????:angel: :bounce: :kiss:

Jun 10th, 2002, 12:08 PM
June 14th is the big day, for those interested.

Jun 10th, 2002, 01:31 PM
Good point, clijstersrules.

And since when did a manīs tournament schedule have to take precedence over his marriage?

Good for Albert; if he hadnt won RG nobody would have flinched at his non appearance at Wimbledon.

At least he didnt enter and schedule a clay court challenger for the second week!

Jun 10th, 2002, 01:34 PM
its not the biggest deal imho

him & corretja skip w'don, dokic (and many players in the past) skip AO, venus & serena in the past have skipped autumn altogether, amelie skips IW and Miami - its just their unique schedules that they think will keep them playing well and playing injury free.

Jun 10th, 2002, 01:40 PM
Originally posted by Monica_Rules
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!

& again, u prove u know NOTHING about men's tennis..:rolleyes:

Jun 10th, 2002, 01:48 PM
I think Albert Costa has the right to skip this grand slam no question...with his wedding coming up I'm sure he'll be mentally drained (not to mention physically during the honeymoon) ;) :D And then he has to go to Wimbledon a week later!? IMO he would've had a great shot but hey it all started when they didn't give the clay courters the seedings they deserved last year...

Jun 10th, 2002, 02:02 PM
Conchita won Wimbledon.. and she is a clay court specialist.. :)
Maybe they should give it a try.. rather than skipping it out right..
:) :) :) :) :)
Well.. In Costa's case.. he can do whatever he wants... he just won the French Open... :)

Jun 10th, 2002, 03:53 PM
fantastic pic Jomar. thanx! all the best to Costa.

must we rehash this tired arguument every year? players should play wherever the heck they want to. tennis is an individual sport -- this means that as individuals, players should do what they feel is best for them.

Jun 10th, 2002, 04:32 PM
plus like I said before with him being in the Championships and always committed to any of Spain's tennis commitments he has very little "down time" He has to get married at some point and wants to do it right after winning the BIG CAHUNA. Trying to go to Wimbledon after all of this would be a total mental letdown and he would probably lose in the first round and then be scoffed at by all the ESPN commentators who would then tear him down.

Jun 10th, 2002, 04:40 PM
i think if wimbledon came before the french open, do you really think pete sampras would have bothered to turn up at the french with just weeks to prepare having won wimbledon. his absence would also be more noticeable because he'd be the talk of the tour, flavour of the month

the schedule is rubbish - if you have a good clay season and do well at paris, then you've hardly got a chance to get some grass play in. it's not surprising the clay players often don't play, though most of them do. and, when you see how wimbledon and the press take swipes at those who do play, you can see why some of them say, "no way".

Jun 10th, 2002, 04:43 PM
Maybe it's his own secret way of showing support for the women who deserve equal pay. After all, he does have twin girls. He probably wants his children to think that they are equal to other humans as well.

(just a thought)

Jun 10th, 2002, 05:01 PM
Good on him for getting his priorities right. Wimbledon isnt the best tournament in the world and players should have the right to skip it if they want to. I've always thought that wimby was too close to the french open anyway. They should spread it apart more.

Jun 10th, 2002, 05:51 PM
hey "monica_rules",don't say silly things about things you DON'T know!!!!!
well,those pathetics clat court players,like Alex Corretja,he has won the masters in indoor against pete sampras,carlos Moya,he nearly beat Sampras in the us open quarters,he has won lots of tittles in a lot of surfaces,Dubai,INDIAN WELLS,MASTERS,in INDOORS,toulouse,Lyon,he has won INDIANAPOLIS and WASHINGTON beating both times AGASSI in the final.....and he is great on clay too!!..soo...are u SILLY?????or does ur mind work?????please,don't say more stupid comments...remember,2 spaniards reached the final in the masters 1998 in INDOORS.....
Ana Alex Corretja has beaten Sampras on GRAAAAAAASS,in 5 sets,in DAVIS CUP,in USA,with his croud...

Jun 10th, 2002, 06:06 PM
Rebecca, for the record I was not trying to insult Costa or any other claycourt player for choosing to skip Wimbledon. I just thought Costa's reply to the question "Will you be at Wimbledon?" was particularly funny and unexpected. :)