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« on: January 11, 2005, 08:34:09 AM »
Thought I would start a thread on this tournament.   Some interesting results in the first round.

Lleyton Hewitt (1) def. Karol Beck 6-1, 6-2
Radek Stepanek def. Carlos Moya (2) 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Joachim Johansson (3) def. Greg Rusedski 6-4, 6-3
Andrei Pavel (4) def. Luke Bourgeois 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
Ivo Minar def. Nikolay Davydenko (6) 6-2, 3-6, 6-2
Taylor Dent (8) def. Santiago Ventura 7-5, 7-6 (9-7)
Igor Andreev def. Albert Costa 6-1, 6-4
Arnaud Clement def. Tomas Zib 6-1, 6-3
Michael Llodra def. Xavier Malisse 4-6, 6-0, 6-3

I was suprised to see Moya lose, he just won a tournament this last week.  Nice win for JJ.  Dent still on a roll and Hewitt took out some agression on a poor soul.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2005, 09:09:50 AM »
As long as Rusedski lost, I am happy.  Once again, Moya shows his consistency.

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2005, 10:16:36 AM »
Moya's very consistent usually.  Who else can remain at the top for several years without even getting to a slam semi?  

I think this was probably more to do with tiredness, having won in Chennai on Sunday.   Quite a quick turnaround to have to make.

I see Ferrero lost in Auckland to Jan Hernych, that's more worrying imo.  Mind you he crashed in Sydney at the same stage last year, and still went on to reach the AO semis.  Wouldn't bet on it happening this year.

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2005, 12:51:40 PM »
Moya has not been to a slam semi?  I thought he won the FO one year...  I need to check myself on that one though.
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2005, 01:06:41 PM »
Moya continually disappoints at the slams, and it's unfortunate because he's one of my favorite players. The same can basically be said of Safin.

About Moya, he did win the French in 1998. His results these past couple years:

Last year:
DNP AUS 04
QTRs RG 04 (Coria)
R16 Wimb 04 (Hewitt)
3rd Rd U.S. 04 (Rochus)

2003:
2nd Rd AUS 03 (Fish)
QTRs RG 03 (Verkerk)
DNP Wimb 03
R16 U.S. 03 (El Aynaoui)

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2005, 01:44:19 PM »
lol, all round 4s in 2004

all round 3s in 2003

This year should technically be all Quarters!  Good post yo.
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2005, 02:18:22 PM »
Quote from: "Tennis4you"
Moya has not been to a slam semi?  I thought he won the FO one year...  I need to check myself on that one though.


Oh yes he did, as BBB says, and he also reached the AO final the year before that.  I think he had a sf at Flushing Meadow(s) as well, but nothing recent.