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Pete & Andre: A Match For The Ages


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted September 06 2001 - 04:32 AM

Probably one of the greatest tennis matches of all -time occured on Wednesday night-Thursday morning. It will be discussed for years to come. Bravo to both gentlemen for all they have meant to tennis.

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#2 of 12 OFFLINE   LDfan

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Posted September 06 2001 - 04:36 AM

I agree. That was probably the best tennis match I've ever seen. Jeff

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   BrettB

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Posted September 06 2001 - 06:22 AM

If Andre could have taken the 4th set, you know the 5th would have looked just like what had preceeded it. Damnit Andre, you slacker! Posted Image

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Posted September 06 2001 - 06:31 AM

You guys are KILLING ME Posted Image. It's one of the problems of working midnights, I tend to miss stuff like that.

I'll see the highlights today..

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#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Jay H

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Posted September 06 2001 - 06:38 AM

Those 4 sets must have been almost equivalent to a five setter.. Imagine no breaks of serve and no breeze-thru sets by either opponent. I saw some empty seats in the nose bleed sections though... was the stadium a sell out?

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#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted September 06 2001 - 06:53 AM

I understand that the stadium was sold out. But being a midweek day many people just had to go home. Nobody would have predicted such a great match in the quarter finals. The Semi's and Final could be a letdown. Hopefully with 2 days rest Pete will get his strength and concentration in good order. John McEnroe was so wound up that during the wrap-up after the match he wouldn't sit down until he was told to. ------------------

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Posted September 06 2001 - 01:50 PM

While the whole thing was going on, I was thinking that back in the old days before tiebreakers, they would still be in the first set!!! Can you imagine playing 3.5 hours and being at 24-24 in a 3 out of 5 match? I think Davis Cup still plays without tiebreakers.
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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Peter Kline

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Posted September 06 2001 - 02:29 PM

USA reported a record cable audience for them of 4.9 million. ------------------

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Posted September 06 2001 - 02:34 PM

Crap, i agree, it was crazy... to bad i have to leave early to go to bed... school night dammit...

man, close game, very close... they both deserve the win, but Sampras just had the extra edge...

His serve was kinda off, but when they were in, they were perfect and fast...

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#10 of 12 OFFLINE   DonaldB

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Posted September 06 2001 - 06:32 PM

Aaaaaahhhhhhhh, I missed it!!!! Posted Image

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Posted September 07 2001 - 06:44 PM

You had two of the best tennis players of all time playing at a VERY high level at the twilight of their careers during a Grand Slam event in prime time. Of course it doen't get any better.

#12 of 12 OFFLINE   Scott L

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Posted September 07 2001 - 07:15 PM

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USA reported a record cable audience for them of 4.9 million.

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Just curious but how do they find that out?




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