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Old 11-11-2012, 06:54 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by ClarkC View Post
I am not a UCLA fan or a Novikov fan, so I don't have a personal interest in making excuses for him. I have just observed that when a player takes significant time off for injury, he is not too great in his first tournament back.

SoCal10s has a personal issue with Novikov, expressed quite a few times on this board, so I don't expect him to have a rational opinion on my original post.
I think you mentioned his other "first match back" last month:

Originally Posted by TopDawg View Post
All seeds through the 1st 2 rounds except for UC Irvine's Tyler Pham getting beat 6-0 6-3 by Cal Poly's Naveen Beasley and UCLA's Dennis Novikov falling to USC's Johnny Wang 6-4 6-4.
Originally Posted by ClarkC View Post
I hear that Novikov is scheduled for an MRI to figure out why his injured ankle is taking so long to heal. He hurt it at a Futures tournament about a month ago.
And his injury excuse has been thrown out here for months, maybe by more than you, I certainly noticed the pattern as well long before the last posts.
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