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topspin 03-20-2004 07:45 PM

Mattress Mac mentioned on ESPN
Did you guys hear what Cliffy had to say about mattress mac and Roger Federer? Seems he will have no choice but to deal with him even though he is extremely biased with american players.

lemons 03-20-2004 07:52 PM

Topspin, could you elaborate on what Cliff Drysdale said about Mattress Mac? I didn't watch the matches today.

On a side note, I stopped in Mattress Mac's store last weekend. It's quite an adventure - there's always something going on. He did have two Ferrari's on display in the store, which I enjoyed checking out.

PureCarlosMoyaDrive 03-20-2004 10:37 PM

He said that Mac invited Federer to play at the ClayCourt championships. He then mentioned how a lot of the guys at the masters complained about the american biasm, and how Fed didn't like Mac too much or something. Yet Mac was gonna have to deal with him now cause Fed was #1 in the world. Federer better deny that tournament invite. If he does accept it, he has to win the tourney, preferably beating Roddick in the final to rub it in on Mac. But if I were him, I wouldn't show up at all.

Rabbit 03-21-2004 05:35 AM

If the $$ are right, he'll show... Federer's a professional, bush league antics by his opponents or the guy putting on the venue aren't going to stop him from walking away with the title. Right now the only person who can stop FedEx is FedEx.

topspin 03-21-2004 07:38 AM

I agree, he has to show up. If he doens't, he will be doing what mattress mac wants.

Ariel 03-21-2004 07:44 AM

I also believe it whould be wise for him to play in the us clay court championships. He has to play in clay an the option is to play in Europe, with the all the clay court specialists. It may also sound odd but I would give Andre the advantage on clay over Roger, at least at the beginning on the clay season, Andre always was great adapting quicker than the other guys.

grind 03-21-2004 09:41 AM

matress mac
Could be Matress Mac is trying to make ammends with Rodger if for no other reason than his own self interest. Matress Mac has taken a lot of heat from us faithful regarding his behavior. I think he wants to be respected, and if Fedex were to snub Matress Mac, then the value of his capitol in the tennis world would decrease.

PureCarlosMoyaDrive 03-21-2004 10:16 AM

Agassi ain't gonna play the clay court's this year at all, save for RG. Roddick will play it, and that's who'd I'd love for Federer to take out.

Fee 03-21-2004 12:00 PM

Federer isn't going to play in Houston in April, he's already committed to another tournament and why would he show up there just to have Mac yell at him and call him names again.

Free_Martha 03-21-2004 01:24 PM

After all the heat Mattress Mac took after Houston, I don't think he'll be much of a problem for the other players this year.

StupidCupid 03-21-2004 02:13 PM

First, whats so great about that tournament. Its just a 500th-tier tournament thousands of miles away from Roland Garros. Second, who does Mac think he is.

chad shaver 03-21-2004 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by StupidCupid
First, whats so great about that tournament. Its just a 500th-tier tournament thousands of miles away from Roland Garros. Second, who does Mac think he is.

1. Lord only knows.

2. Who says Mac can think?

Jar 03-21-2004 06:52 PM

Very well done, StupidCupid!!!
Who cares about Mac and imprted clay........

@wright 03-21-2004 07:47 PM

I bet FedEx's stringer could stop him for a match...Who knows, Fed might even be able to play with 14g kevlar at 22lbs...

guernica1 03-21-2004 08:31 PM

Forget the US Claycourt championships for Federer.

Tactically it would be a terrible move for him to go there. Now that Agassi is not playing in it there really isn't any elite prospects for Roland Garros.

Furthermore the timing of that tournament would be bad if he is going to go for winning MOnte Carlo and the rest of the big money claycourt events.

Phil 03-21-2004 11:37 PM

It's a minor tournament; many of the participants are Americans who have absolutely no chance to win the big Euro-clay court tournaments. For players like Roddick and Agassi, it's a nice chance for a win.

Why would Federer, who can play on clay with the best, go to the US to play in this 3rd tier event when he has the chance-but not to say that he WILL-to win every clay tournament being played.

pound cat 03-22-2004 03:05 AM

Continuation of the Cliff comment..."Fed's business manager Marika Vavrec (also his gf) said that he'd just been invited but she said it was too short notice. " Smart, move, Mac Now no one can say he wasn't invited. What a sneaky, big-mouthed individual. I won't flatter him by calling him a man.

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