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Oh Sam... what you just did is one of the things that crack me up more than ever... the people who comment on the "excitement" of Andre's game vs the "boring claycourt style" of Ferrero and gang. Then I watch Andre and Ferrero, and I'm completely and totally lost as to what this dramatic difference is. Then i remember... Andre is American and Ferrero is Spanish. Oh. Imagine that.
 

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Queen Rebecca said:
Thank you :)

Sam L... do tell me how Agassi is dramatically more agressive than Ferrero :lol: Humour me, for a moment.
Oh of course it is. You can't deny that. :confused:

For me, just going by Agassi's success at Wimbledon should tell you something about how agressive his game is. But he's not a serve and volleyer. Sure, but he's an agressive baseliner, possibly the most ever.

I do think that Agassi is more exciting to watch because he goes for winners more and his returns. Ferrero is good believe me, but not as exciting as Agassi. You have to admit that.
 

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When was the last time that another grand slam or event denied Agassi or Roddick the priviledge of being on center court?
Hum maybe because Agassi is a mega-star around the world, which tournements would be stupid enought to put him on a small court??? Ferrero has played on small court and it wasn't full, I somewhat doubt that would happen for an Agassi match.
 

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Oh of course it is. You can't deny that. :confused:

For me, just going by Agassi's success at Wimbledon should tell you something about how agressive his game is. But he's not a serve and volleyer. Sure, but he's an agressive baseliner, possibly the most ever.

I do think that Agassi is more exciting to watch because he goes for winners more and his returns. Ferrero is good believe me, but not as exciting as Agassi. You have to admit that.
I have to admit that Andre is more exciting than Ferrero? Um, no I don't. They are both aggressive baseliners. Agassi is undoubtedly the more talented of the two, but that doesn't mean I'd rather watch him.

Their styles are not really all that contrasting. There are obvious differences with make Ferrero excel on clay and Andre on hard... but please. Ferrero is an agressive player and to claim anything but would be ignorance. He's in on way whatsoever, a counterpuncher.

As for the grass results... Ferrero made round 4 this year, and round 2 last year. Erm, remind me how Andre did the past TWO years? Oh... what's that you say? Interesting.
 

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I don't see what's wrong with the night matches. The first features Todd Martin who deserves as much to be on Arthur Ashe as Hewitt or Ferrero. He has played some great matches at the Open over the years. And the second match is potentially an exicting one even if it's only doubles.
 

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Dr. Scotso said:
Martin vs. Ginepri the featured match for tomorrow night, followed by a doubles match?

Roddick, ok... Blake, uh, ok.... Agassi, well, sure.... but MARTIN VS. GINEPRI?!?!?! Who gives a shit that they're from the United States, this is insane!

I don't care that people may want to see them, this is just stupid and xenophobic. These players are barely in the top 100, and have done NOTHING to deserve being put in the night match. I *love* Robby Ginepri, but having him on the night match on center court instead of Ferrero or Lleyton is just STUPID.

This really pisses me off.
Oh really. Try moving to France or Great Britain. Who the hell do you think the featured match will be over there? Grosjean practically has is own channel. And Tim Henman has a hill named after him (informally) at Wimbledon. You are watching the US Open on a channel called the USA network. What did you expect? A salute to Kafelnikov?
 

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What did you expect? A salute to Kafelnikov?
while that wouldn't be too bad, I'd at least like to watch a feature match featuring Lleyton...you know that guy who used to be no.1?

Anyway, it's a unique situation for the US Open as even if the French and British wanted to, they could never have enough players of their own nationality in the main draw of a GS to be in all their feature matches. With the US, you gotta leave some behind because there isn't enough room :lol:
 

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while that wouldn't be too bad, I'd at least like to watch a feature match featuring Lleyton...you know that guy who used to be no.1?

Anyway, it's a unique situation for the US Open as even if the French and British wanted to, they could never have enough players of their own nationality in the main draw of a GS to be in all their feature matches. With the US, you gotta leave some behind because there isn't enough room :lol:
That is very true. But I just don't really want to hear about how Americans shouldn't be in the featured matches. This is an American tournament and the USA Network serves the American public. Other matches are shown all the time, let us spotlight our own players and let them get the attention that no other countries are rushing to give them. So people need to just back the fuck up.
 

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Hasn't Roddick won a couple of tournaments on clay? And it's not the American's fault that the French players can only play on clay. Maybe if they weren't all short enough to play handball on the curb. :lol:
The French can only play on clay? I sincerely hope that you were intending to be stupid there.
 

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wasn't Grosjean in the finals of queen's club and in the semis of wimbledon taking Henman out along the way. And Clement won a title on grass too, didn't he? Gregory Carraz of France sure did excel at Newport, R.I and Escude is the bomb on grass single handedly defeating Australia on grass in Davis Cup a few years back.
 

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wasn't Grosjean in the finals of queen's club and in the semis of wimbledon taking Henman out along the way. And Clement won a title on grass too, didn't he? Gregory Carraz of France sure did excel at Newport, R.I and Escude is the bomb on grass single handedly defeating Australia on grass in Davis Cup a few years back.
Grosjean has made the semis at all slams but the USO... and he won Paris indoors. But i didn't want to get into his results before midnight surfer pointed out if he was being wildly sarcastic or not... lets hope he was ;)
 
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