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Pat Rafter has been withdrawn from todays singles (Doubles has turned into a idiotic decision, followed by a disaster). He will be replaced by Wayne Arthurs.
 

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did fitzy even give a reasoning behind their decision to play rafter/hewitt in doubles???

i couldnt promise woodbridge/arthurs would've won but they would have stood more of a chance... both players have strong preferences towards grass plus they r doubles specialists and have better tactics and more tricks up their sleeves than rafter/hewitt would have! <img src="mad.gif" border="0"> <img src="graemlins/firey.gif" border="0" alt="[Fiery]" />

[ December 02, 2001: Message edited by: Wally ]</p>
 

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Wally, it seems Pat felt he only had one match left in him, so they risked it on doubles (STOOPPPID).

I think this is a case, that RAfter was never fit enough to play. This is not the first time Pat has done this. He has played Tournaments before, pulling out, knowing he wasn't fit in the first place. Before it cost a fit up and comer a spot in a Tournament, this time the price was much higher, oh well, C'est la vie.
 

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maybe this was done on purpose so that rafter would think about what he said a little while ago about coming back next year if australia had lost the final!!!

or maybe it has a little something to do with a little thing called match-fixing hehe! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

in the end it really was a stoopid decison and hopefully one they'll all regret!

i reckon woodbridge would've been pretty pissed off!
 

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Is this the Australian Masters? <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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ummmmmmmmmm.... huh!?!? <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">

pea darling u amaze me with your... well.. obviously HUGE brain u possess! aussie masters!? <img src="eek.gif" border="0">

yes pea.. it is the australian masters!!! <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0"> <img src="tongue.gif" border="0">
 
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