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US Open Grand Slam 2008

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Sandy, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Sandy

    Sandy Regular Member

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    Since no Indonesian players who compete in here (exception Junior event), I follow to support "half" Indonesian players

    1. Björn Phau (GER)

    Played from Qualifying Round, unluckily he met The seeded-1 Rafael Nadal in 1st round and forced him in 2 Tie breaks. We saw "Flying Phau" in this match.

    From Wikipedia,

    Björn Phau
    Country Germany
    Residence Weilerswist, Germany
    Date of birth October 4, 1979
    Place of birth Darmstadt, West Germany
    Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
    Weight 154 lb (70 kg)
    Turned pro 1999
    Plays Right-handed; one-handed backhand
    Career prize money $1,118,703
    Singles
    Career record: 42–76 (ATP Tour)
    Career titles: 0 ATP, 2 ITF
    Highest ranking: No. 59 (June 19, 2006)
    Grand Slam results
    Australian Open 2R (2005), (2006)
    French Open 1R (2000), (2005), (2006)
    Wimbledon 1R (2005), (2006)
    US Open 2R (2001), (2005), (2006)
    Doubles
    Career record: 15–25
    Career titles: 0
    Highest ranking: No. 55 (April 23, 2007)
    Infobox last updated on: August 1, 2008.

    Björn Phau (born October 4, 1979), is a German male tennis player. He reached a singles ranking of 59 in the world on June 19, 2006. He defeated Andre Agassi 7–5, 7–5 at the 2006 Dubai Tennis Championships. He plays right-handed. His main strengths are his movement, foot speed and fitness.

    He is the son of a German mother and an Indonesian father.

    At the 2007 SAP Open, Phau showed incredible sportsmanship while playing in the first round against Konstantinos Economidis. A ball that Phau hit to Economondis was out, but not called by the line judge. Economidis returned it, and Phau having seen that his ball was out, let the return go by, giving the point to Economidis. Phau went on to win the match and advance to the second round.

    2. Jesse Huta Galung (NED)

    ended in Quaifying final by Capdeville
     
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  2. george@chongwei

    george@chongwei Regular Member

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    sandy, any paw game in this tennis tournament.>>??:p:p
     
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  3. chris-ccc

    chris-ccc Regular Member

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    Phau playing with great sportsmanship

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    That's great isn't it ...... We need more Badminton players like Phau playing with great sportsmanship.
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  4. quik_silver

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    Talking about sportsmanship... Fabrice Santoro is such a sore of loser when Roddick rocketed a serve in front of his face
     
  5. Sandy

    Sandy Regular Member

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    I have left it last year
    Too tired, run & play almost every week, monday to sunday without break.
    Some time with 2 or 3 tournaments held in a week.
     
  6. Sandy

    Sandy Regular Member

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    In the past when "rally points" didn't present, some badminton players did it too.
    If any wrong call to the opponent, they served wide or short to give back the ball to the opponent.
     

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