Bode Miller trying to qualify for U.S. Open

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  1. onehandbh

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    Are you estimating the ability of Bode's opponent by his fairly competitive match with AG or do you know him? I think Bode will be defeated.
     
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    I don't personally know him, but he was the tennis double in
    my friend's film. (no idea who AG is?)
     
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    Pitiful draw for that section. I guess that was the one to go to if you wanted your best chance to make the national qualifier.
     
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    Eric Hechtman is a 6.0 type player.
     
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    He lost in straight sets.
     
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    I clicked on Bode's opponent and brought up his record. AG is the guy who beat him in open sectionals recently, who i happen to know is a very tough player. Therefore, a loss with only one break of serve (or possibly 2 in 2nd set) in each set gives me a fair idea of the relative level.

    BTW, we just hosted a player visiting for the Ojai Challenger. Got to hit with him a few times, great experience. Unfortunately he lost in the first round in the battle of the wildcards to a tough and seasoned player.
     
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    Ojai is a great place!
     
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    Did the USTA specifically choose to send Miller on a free trip to Hawaii b/c the draw was (presumably) going to be small, or did Miller just say "I'd love to go to Hawaii" & then send him there.
     
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    Maybe he was vacationing in Hawaii, been out drinking Mai Tai's and Lava Flow's all night, said "Tennis anyone?", and they gave him a wildcard.
     
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    Bode said he 'didn't have enough time to hit practice and get ready for the match'. Sort of weasel-y IMHO. I wonder if Serena coached him? :)
     
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    AG = Andres Guazzelli.
    Sorry, my 6-2, 6-1 beatdown was HARDLY competitive. The guy was a bum! :D
     
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    So apparently he did it for charity. Very good but I still wonder why the USTA paid for his trip...you would think he would have paid for it himself and had the USTA donate the trip to someone else - maybe an up and coming junior?
     
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    I agree. I assume Miller makes a very, very nice living as a ski pro. He can afford it. But the USTA loves to throw our money around...
     
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    4 and 2 is a fairly respectable scoreline. ATP players have lost to each other by far worse scorelines before.
     
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    Where do you find that the USTA paid for his trip?
     
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    I lost because I'm rusty? What kind of lame excuse is that?

    How about "I lost because I'm not a tennis pro and my opponent was much better."
     
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    didn't know he played tennis - but he's got great legs for it. It will be interesting to see how far the amateurs get.
     
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    Bradley Klahn would beat Bode 6-1 6-0
     
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