Fabrice Santoro vs James Blake (official thread)

tbini87

Hall of Fame
Looks like he is really getting on Blake's nerves. Lol.
i would not be able to stand a guy like that. reminds me of my brother who doesn't have great strokes but gets to EVERYTHING and can really **** me off. also uses a lot of slices.
 
no way. that bleached hair with the black roots look horrible too.
It's a throwback to the eastern European thing just like you see all those women with maroon dyed hair in Germany.

And beauty is relative, and past a certain age its not just about how spritely they look but the combination of charisma, knowledge, grace and dignity that makes them beautiful. I thought Seles looked very well indeed, but then I think of things in terms of having a conversation with her and not just bonking her.
 

tbini87

Hall of Fame
how would you guys classify santoro's style? i am think all court counter puncher or something like that?
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
Damn Blake is on top of Santoro quickly in the thrid. Just went to the bathroom and he's down 5-0! I hope Santoto can regroup in the 4 and bring it to a 5 and win it.
 
yeah, you are right... thank god! haha.
LOL yeah, I would pass also on that though I would love to take her out to dinner. But I would like to see her play again, would be very interesting the possible contrasts.

Of the match, this set is looking pretty hard on Fabrice, but maybe will put it on cruise, conserve, then bring it out in the 4th.

Fabrice is very unique in his style, a counter puncher certainly but there is just a magic there, a spin unbelievable that is Santoro. Hard to describe.
 
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J-man

Hall of Fame
I had said that I would love to have see Santoro win this in 5 but he looks like he's drained. Blake is making him run a ton
 

AM28143

Semi-Pro
Damn Blake is on top of Santoro quickly in the thrid. Just went to the bathroom and he's down 5-0! I hope Santoto can regroup in the 4 and bring it to a 5 and win it.
How long were you in the bathroom? It took 20 minutes to get to 5-0. What do you do in the bathroom?
 

tbini87

Hall of Fame
yeah if blake keeps making him work like that i don't think santoro has a chance. blake just rips forehands corner to corner and santoro is running all over the court.
 
Up a break in the 4th, Santoro has to just keep coming, keep running them down and spinning them in. Blake is not going away, but Santoro needs to definitely keep the acquaintance going.
 

J-man

Hall of Fame
How long were you in the bathroom? It took 20 minutes to get to 5-0. What do you do in the bathroom?
Ahhhhhhh nevermind...

LMAO I was upstairs and went to the bathroom and then fixed my self something quick to snack on.
 

tbini87

Hall of Fame
blake needs to keep up the pressure and break santoro down. looks like santoro is already fatigued. he puts effort into every point.
 
why does Blake walk with his arms so far from his side?

1) he's jacked

2) he thinks he's jacked

3) he knows he isn't jacked and therefore wants to look like he is

4) just his natural walk


not 1, could be 2, probably 3, probably not 4
 
but it's that whole 'garanimals' thing that makes me like it so much. plus, sleeveles is sooo passe nowadays. heh
Gods but it was a garanimals! I could post a pic when she went into 3rd grade wearing it. But then she says Blake looks like he has a fake plastic head on above the headband..


It's ah...confident of him to wear it anyway. It's more interesting than the black shirts, a change up.
 

skip1969

Legend
Gods but it was a garanimals! I could post a pic when she went into 3rd grade wearing it. But then she says Blake looks like he has a fake plastic head on above the headband..
do i know my fashion, or WHAT! haha

hmm . . . she does kindof have a point about blake. interesting . . .
i liked him better with hair, anyway.
 

skip1969

Legend
i guess it was worth it to sit through that lame-ass women's match to get to watch this one in person. that fabrice sure knows how to put on a show!
 

Challenger

Semi-Pro
So this match is pretty much over. Unless the trainer can work out the cramps, Santoro won't be able to continue like this. His most crucial weapon against Blake, his mobility, is shot.
 
Blake is bringing it on here in the 4th...Santoro is trying to hang on, but will see. I think in the long run Blake would win it if it got to a fifth, but only by points. Santoro has, and always has had a lot of heart. This has been the one I enjoyed most since tournament started.
 

scaramanga

New User
(1)Santoro is a pusher.
(2)Santoro's touch of balls is one of the best.
(3)Blake dose not have enough patience during the game,
even against Federer. He tends to overhit.
but on the fourth set he seemed to be patient.
So far he win to long rally points.

I hope Blake win.
 
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