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polishprodigy
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:12 AM
Doubles First Round: $10,000 Tre Castagni, Italy

MORONI (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100037749) (ITA) / RAFFA (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20000371) (ITA) defeated MEDIANO-ALVAREZ (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=20011020) (ESP) / NGO (http://www.itftennis.com/womens/players/player.asp?player=100044939) (VIE) 0-6 1-5 Retired

Darop.
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:15 AM
Maybe they made a mistake?

Maybe someone fell and cracked their head open and brains were splattered everywhere? :shrug:

EDIT: I don't think it was a mistake, Lilly Raffa can barely keep a ball in court. Let alone volley or s&v :tape:

GoDominique
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:16 AM
Pretty moronic. :lol:

Shvedbarilescu
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:42 AM
I hope Mediano-Alvarez and Ngo are okay. :scared:

Harvs
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:43 AM
lol that is VERY strange haha, something serious may have happenned?

brent-o
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:31 AM
Maybe Mediano-Alvarez/Ngo knew that if they won, they would just have to withdraw due to injury anyway. So they probably retired so the other team could take more advantage of that spot? I don't know, just a thought.

The Kaz
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:33 AM
Last year Su-Wei Hsieh retired in a challenger leading 60 51 :o

polishprodigy
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:33 AM
Maybe Mediano-Alvarez/Ngo knew that if they won, they would just have to withdraw due to injury anyway. So they probably retired so the other team could take more advantage of that spot? I don't know, just a thought.

But given that most challenger girls are so eager for money and ranking points (of which they would get 1pt for the win and some hundred dollars in prize money), I think they would have preferred to w/o in the QF.

Hmm..well it isn't a mistake, as the tenniseurope.org has the PDF of the tournament and it says the same result as on itftennis.com :confused:

Cp6uja
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:38 AM
Yes... it's realy strange... why Rafa played for Italy and in womans competition?

brent-o
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:42 AM
But given that most challenger girls are so eager for money and ranking points (of which they would get 1pt for the win and some hundred dollars in prize money), I think they would have preferred to w/o in the QF.

Hmm..well it isn't a mistake, as the tenniseurope.org has the PDF of the tournament and it says the same result as on itftennis.com :confused:

Hmm, good point. I didn't think of that. Strange result indeed.

GoDominique
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:49 AM
Maybe Mediano-Alvarez/Ngo knew that if they won, they would just have to withdraw due to injury anyway. So they probably retired so the other team could take more advantage of that spot? I don't know, just a thought.
This is never going to happen in pro tennis, and definitely not on ITF level. :lol: ;)

DutchieGirl
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:51 AM
One of them must have had a serious injury to reitre at that stage. :unsure:

brent-o
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:00 AM
This is never going to happen in pro tennis, and definitely not on ITF level. :lol: ;)

Well, I mean you never know. Some players believe in good sportsmanship. And that's a dignified thing to do. But it really comes into focus when you start talking about prize money/ranking points, especially for the ITFs. No big deal, I was just saying maybe that's what happened :rolleyes:

Jem
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:04 AM
It happens! And don't I know it. When I was a sophomore in high school playing No. 4 singles on my tennis team, I was leading 7-2, 15-30 in a pro-set match (first one to 8 wins). At this moment, I attacked a short ball. My opponent lobbed a decent shot and I scrambled back to retrieve. As luck would have it, this was our archrivals' home court. The courts were awful. They had about 3 feet of court behind the baseline, then it turned to dirt, with a slight ledge between the court and ground. You guessed it! My ankle caught on the ledge and I rolled it -- severely. I would be on crutches for six weeks. They carried me off the court to the hospital, and I had to default the match. It gets worse. My team lost that particular match 4-3. And even worse, it proved to be our only team loss of the season. There was a senior on that team that year who every time he sees me (which happens very rarely) never fails to begin the conversation, "There's the guy who cost me an undefeated season my senior year!). And all of this happened, by the way, 29 years ago!

sammy01
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:09 AM
i guess one of them had a serious injury! not like most of the gutless wta girls who retire because they broke a nail or dont feel they can win anymore! retiring from a match should be the last resort not because you dont feel you can win or you have a head ache!

Natalicious
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:16 AM
seems to be a serious injury :shrug: strange result tho

GoDominique
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:25 AM
Well, I mean you never know. Some players believe in good sportsmanship. And that's a dignified thing to do. But it really comes into focus when you start talking about prize money/ranking points, especially for the ITFs. No big deal, I was just saying maybe that's what happened :rolleyes:
No it isn't. Bye.

brent-o
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:28 AM
No it isn't. Bye.

What a childish response. Thanks for giving me a reason to not take you seriously.

GoDominique
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:33 AM
What a childish response. Thanks for giving me a reason to not take you seriously.
Oh my what a drama queen. I made a joking reply with a wink but you give me the rolleyes. Lighten up a little, fool.

polishprodigy
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:36 AM
Yeah, perhaps one of them had a serious injury. I guess we will see next week ;)

yohaneuano4
Aug 25th, 2007, 03:28 AM
The Italians should have offered the retirement out of shame and honour. To be fed a bagel and a breadstick and then accept the victory is embarrassing.

DutchieGirl
Aug 25th, 2007, 03:32 AM
i guess one of them had a serious injury! not like most of the gutless wta girls who retire because they broke a nail or dont feel they can win anymore! retiring from a match should be the last resort not because you dont feel you can win or you have a head ache!

umm in case you hadn't realised - the ones who retired were WINNING! :rolleyes: SO what's the point of crapping on about girls who retire because they "broke a nail" or "thin kthey can't win anymore"? :rolleyes:

brent-o
Aug 25th, 2007, 04:42 AM
Oh my what a drama queen. I made a joking reply with a wink but you give me the rolleyes. Lighten up a little, fool.

Yea, but I saw your laughing one which I kinda took to be condescending. Oh well, my bad :wavey:

RJWCapriati
Aug 25th, 2007, 06:24 AM
How odd!

Bulgaria
Aug 25th, 2007, 06:48 AM
It's really strange!!! :)

spiceboy
Aug 25th, 2007, 12:17 PM
Both Sabina and Viet had a plane ticket for Barcelona last night. Viet is playing $10K Mollerussa qualifying today :lol:

DutchieGirl
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:46 PM
Both Sabina and Viet had a plane ticket for Barcelona last night. Viet is playing $10K Mollerussa qualifying today :lol:

:eek: :o

Vamos.
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:50 PM
Obviously a betting scam...

FORZA SARITA
Aug 25th, 2007, 01:52 PM
Yes... it's realy strange... why Rafa played for Italy and in womans competition?

Super LOL :rolleyes:

Both Sabina and Viet had a plane ticket for Barcelona last night. Viet is playing $10K Mollerussa qualifying today :lol:

this match was played some days ago not yesterday :p

Fire_Fox
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:19 PM
MEDIANO-ALVAREZ jumped over the net & broke her neck!

Megkiss!
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Do you imagine the US Open final, the winner wins 0-6 0-5 0-40 ret. :lol:

The Kaz
Aug 25th, 2007, 02:59 PM
Do you imagine the US Open final, the winner wins 0-6 0-5 0-40 ret. :lol:

:drool: Muller may have a chance! :D