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babsi
Oct 15th, 2002, 04:45 PM
Babsi will play Horst Skoff in St Anton in December. St Anton is played indoors.

St Anton is an exhibtion event and Skoff was ranked as high as 18 in the world and he has 4 titles and he retired a few years ago.

Go Babsi!:bounce: :bounce:

Xian
Oct 15th, 2002, 04:47 PM
Goooo Babsi :hearts:

Brαm
Oct 15th, 2002, 04:47 PM
cool :D:D:D

Any more info on the male player??

babsi
Oct 15th, 2002, 04:49 PM
There is more info at www.tennistrophy.at

Zamboni
Oct 15th, 2002, 05:02 PM
cool, but against a retired player? Not good for her image if she loses I guess!

anton
Oct 15th, 2002, 05:04 PM
babsi will you be able to record the match in NTSC?

babsi
Oct 15th, 2002, 05:04 PM
Anton, hopefully it is on tv in Austria first and then I can get someone to record it for me.

raquel
Oct 15th, 2002, 05:17 PM
go babsi! shame its not against thomas muster! that would be more interesting, but babsi would have no chance

Scotso
Oct 15th, 2002, 07:52 PM
Good luck Babsi :D

BillieJeanKing
Oct 15th, 2002, 08:44 PM
She will never upstage me.

I am the queen of Sex. AND battles. I should be doing this instead of her. I can do it better. Meggy will agree with me.

Irish
Oct 15th, 2002, 08:47 PM
Good luck Babsi!!!! :bounce:

england_rules
Oct 15th, 2002, 08:54 PM
Go Babsi!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Freefall
Oct 15th, 2002, 09:18 PM
GO BABSI GO!!!! YOU CAN WIN IT!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Jordan.
Oct 15th, 2002, 09:30 PM
Go Babsi! :)

Tennisfan-Mtl
Oct 15th, 2002, 09:35 PM
This will surely be an interesting match :)

Good luck Babsi :D

Monica_Rules
Oct 15th, 2002, 09:45 PM
Oh come on as if she'll win!

Julian Byatt
Oct 15th, 2002, 09:49 PM
This sounds dangerous.
PLEASE win Barbara.....I don't feel like reading more degrading comments about the worth of women's tennis!

WhatTheDeuce
Oct 15th, 2002, 10:08 PM
GO BABS!!!!!

Brian Stewart
Oct 15th, 2002, 10:35 PM
A lot will depend on what Horst has been doing the last couple of years. Is he still playing regularly? If he's kept his game up, he should win.

This is sort of a no-win situation for Babsi. If she loses, there will be more potshots at the women's game, and emphasis on Skoff being retired (completely ignoring whether he's kept up his game). If she wins, they'll say he didn't take it seriously.

Good luck to Babsi! I hope she does well.

(Maybe she should wear one of those outfits she models.) :)

Iconoclast
Oct 15th, 2002, 10:53 PM
Originally posted by adnil
cool, but against a retired player? Not good for her image if she loses I guess!
It wouldn't effect my image of her the least bit.

If Horst Skoff gives it his best shot, she should consider herself lucky to win a single game. Skoff was a real quality player, and he's not older than his mid-thirties. Unless he has gained 30 kilograms, and not held a racket in his hands since retirement, he is the odds-on favorite to smack her around. But it is an exhibition event, of course, so I think he will drop a few games to avoid humiliating Babsi. Maybe even as much as 3 or 4 per set to induce some excitement.

And I say that as someone sympathetic to Schett.

xcrtbckhnd
Oct 16th, 2002, 12:48 AM
I remember Skoff actually and he was quite a good player! He's only 34 years old and he had wins over many good players. He won 5 times out of 11 against Muster actually! I don't think that Babsi has much of a chance in this match actually, but I sincerely hope I'm wrong!!!! I don't think this is the best decision actually unless he's really out of shape, not playing tennis, etc..... Good luck Babsi! (You'll need it!)

Berlin_Calling
Oct 16th, 2002, 01:32 AM
GO BABSI!! :hearts:

SM
Oct 16th, 2002, 02:47 AM
its an exhibiton ...its for fun and putting on a show rather than solely on winning

so i doubt hes gonna double bagel her...or vice versa;)

Sam L
Oct 16th, 2002, 03:33 AM
Horst Skoff!!!! :eek:

OMG a name I haven't heard in aeons.

He's one of the first male tennis players I liked as well as Thomas Muster! :)

Great news and it will be a great exhibition, I wish I could see it :)

gorecki
Oct 16th, 2002, 04:13 AM
Horst Skoff?!? :eek:

Come on Babsi!!!

gorecki
Oct 16th, 2002, 04:14 AM
Isn't Thomas Muster now living in Brisbane Australia???

Mattographer
Oct 16th, 2002, 06:45 AM
Originally posted by gorecki
Isn't Thomas Muster now living in Brisbane Australia???
Somewhere in Queensland, yes.

Sam L
Oct 16th, 2002, 08:05 AM
Muster lives in Noosa Heads yes. He's been living there for awhile.

TS
Oct 16th, 2002, 08:11 AM
...and of course married to JoBeth Taylor ;)

babsi
Oct 16th, 2002, 12:06 PM
Babsi has stated before that she doesn't care too much about exhibtions, so whatever the result I really don't think it will affect her too much.

Also there is no idea yet on the scoring, it could be 2 sets, it could be 1...

And I don't think this will get too much coverage outside Austria, why should the media start caring about her now, when she is pretty much ignored the rest of the time.

Experimentee
Oct 16th, 2002, 12:53 PM
I hope she wins but she'll have to improve a LOT on her form this year. Good on her for doing that but i dont think she'll win!

novotnaquinton
Oct 16th, 2002, 07:30 PM
I think it doesn't matter if Schett loses or not.....she is not the best woman tennis player..and her peak has over.....
So.....no matter she wins or not..it doens't represent the quality of woman tennis...you know..I think Williams can beat her very easily now...

ASV_FAN
Oct 16th, 2002, 10:48 PM
well i admire babsi for playing this match but i really don't fancy her chances, unless skoff hasn't kept his game up to scratch at all. it is just plain silly to even assume that a female player could beat a male player except for in extreme circumstances e.g. i think serena *now* could beat chang *now*.

i think karsten braasch would prolly still beat venus & serena today, whatever happened to karsten? anyone got any info?

gorecki
Oct 17th, 2002, 02:12 AM
Go babsi! :bounce:

Monique
Oct 17th, 2002, 02:51 AM
it's just an exhibition game, the results are kind of predetermined...