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Tripp
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:25 AM
:eek: :eek:
I can't believe this, he is 34, I think, and hasn't done anything important this year, he has been losing in the first round of qualy draws! I hope he makes it.

Rtael
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:34 AM
6-4 5-4

Mattographer
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:35 AM
C'mon Clavet! :D

tennischick
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:35 AM
peel the Potato!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

Tripp
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:35 AM
Vamos Pato!! :bounce:

BK4ever
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:36 AM
Clavet now serving for it...

He broke Hewitt three times already and everytime, hewitt broke back

Mattographer
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:37 AM
Finish It Off, Clavet! :d

Leena
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:38 AM
6-4 5-4 30-30... come on Clavet!

Rtael
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:38 AM
6-4 5-4 30-30 two points away!

Freewoman33
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:38 AM
Francisco Clavet is one game away from probably the biggest win of his career, beating the world #1 in the first round of a tier 1 tournament. Will he hold on, or will he get nervous and lose it? We'll see.

Leena
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:38 AM
Match point!

BK4ever
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:38 AM
mp clavet

Leena
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:39 AM
Noooooooo... deuce :mad:

BK4ever
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:39 AM
well he lost the first mp, lets see if he can get another one :mad:

jean_genie
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:40 AM
It's deuce.

Leena
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:40 AM
Ad Clavet MP#2~!

BK4ever
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:40 AM
another mp...jesus just hit an ace

tennischick
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:41 AM
Clavet!!!!!!!!!! :kiss:

Freewoman33
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:41 AM
Fucking huge upset!

Leena
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:41 AM
CLAVET WINS 6-4 6-4!

VAMOS VAMOS VAMOS yay

BK4ever
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:41 AM
He does it :bounce: :bounce:

The Potato has been peeled :D

Eggy will be overjoyed :D

Tripp
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:42 AM
He has another match point! Don't waste it this time!

jean_genie
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:42 AM
Is Clavet the guy that was always beating up on Sampras when he least expected it??

Mad-About-Venus
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:43 AM
I can't believe Lleyton lost, that's a shocker :eek:

Mattographer
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:43 AM
Whoo-hoo! :bounce:

Tripp
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:43 AM
Oh yeah :D

Freewoman33
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:44 AM
Well, I guess this is not the biggest win of his career. Anyway, congrats. Clavet.

BK4ever
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:45 AM
I hope Rena feels better and will take the court...not much longer to wait and see if she actually plays

tennischick
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:45 AM
by the way folks, Clavet has announced his retirement from the tour. peeling the Potato is a lovely goodbye present! :D :)

KKManager
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:46 AM
GOOOOOOOOODDDDDD WINNNN CLAVET !!!!!


WHAT A HUGE UPSET !!!


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

1jackson2001
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:48 AM
Congrats Clavet!

tennischick
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:48 AM
our latest Peeler...;) ;)

http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/images/players/ATPC252.jpg

Ting
Mar 22nd, 2003, 12:54 AM
Oh Lleyton :sad:

tennischick
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:00 AM
match statistics...very weird...

Match Summary
Hewitt Clavet
1st Serve % 37% 54%
Aces 2 0
Double Faults 3 2
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 17 of 22 = 77% 23 of 35 = 66%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 15 of 38 = 39% 14 of 30 = 47%
Winners (Including Service) 28 7
Unforced Errors 33 14
Break Point Conversions 3 of 6 = 50 % 5 of 6 = 83 %
Net Approaches 16 of 21 = 76 % 6 of 7 = 86 %
Total Points Won 60 65
Fastest Match Serve Speed 122 MPH 112 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 109 MPH 103 MPH

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:14 AM
well done Francisco :)
a great job well peeled :)

he joins the the Potato Peelers Leaderboard :) ;)

php
Mar 22nd, 2003, 01:19 AM
Just as I predicted. That's not an upset unless you think Hewitt is
the most talented athlete in the world. :devil: Smart.... NOT!

tennischick
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:32 AM
Spanish Imposition: Clavet Shocks Hewitt In Nasdaq-100 Open

By Richard Pagliaro
03/22/2003

The blue towel loaded with ice and smelling salts was draped over Lleyton Hewitt's head as he sat slumped in his court-side seat. Drained by a queasy stomach and fatigued from playing 15 matches in little more than two weeks, Hewitt spent most of the night searching for the right remedy for the problem that plagued him on the court in the form of Francisco Clavet.

The top-ranked Hewitt started the match with an upset stomach and ended it as an upset victim as Clavet scored a stunning, 6-4, 6-4 triumph tonight at the Nasdaq-100 Open.

"As soon as I started running I started feeling it the most," said Hewitt of the upset stomach he believes was caused by a meal he ate at his Miami hotel. "When he (the ATP trainer) gave me something to drink, it sort of settled me down for a couple of games, but then it came back again."

The 34-year-old Spaniard's best days may be behind him, but tonight Clavet created a night to remember. As the oldest man in the main draw, Clavet plans to retire at the end of the season, but he refused to relinquish his hold on the match.

It was only the second loss of the season for Hewitt, who entered the encounter undefeated on American hard courts this season. Hewitt had swept successive tournament titles in Scottsdale and Indian Wells and looked downright dominant in dismissing Gustavo Kuerten, 6-1, 6-1, in Sunday's Pacific Life Open final to raise his record to 15-1 on the season.

In contrast, Clavet played through qualifying to reach the tournament main draw and beat Vladimir Voltchkov in the opening round of the event to earn his first ATP main draw win of the season.

A lethargic-looking Hewitt found himself facing a 1-4 deficit in the first set. He staged a brief rally, but Hewitt's inside-out forehand consistently sat up in the hitting zone for the left-handed Clavet to drive his own forehand deep into the corners of the court. Clavet served out the first set then immediately broke to take a 1-0 lead in the second.

Taking a page from compatriot Carlos Moya's successful game plan against Hewitt, Clavet frequently sent slow slice backhands that forced Hewitt to hit up on the ball and sometimes created short shots for Clavet to fire away with his favored forehand.

The patient play of the 1999 tournament semifinalist forced an increasingly desperate Hewitt to try low-percentage drop shots or attempt to hit winners off his own forehand, which frequently fell into the net. Hewitt staged a brief rally by breaking serve to even the second set at 4-4, but even the fiery, fist-pumping Australian admitted he didn't feel he had seized the momentum.

"I don't think I was playing well, I think he was tightening up more than anything," Hewitt said. "He made the shots when he had to. There really wasn't much I could do out there tonight."

Crazy Canuck
Mar 22nd, 2003, 02:35 AM
Well, surely we all predicted this one...