finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!? - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
-
 
Neely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Age: 33
Posts: 24,630
                     
Smile finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

After so much red the last weeks, finally I get to the see right now the first grasscourt on TV since longer time (Australia vs Austria in Davis Cup was the last time). Unbelievable!!

I'm happy now!

Even better if it is Stich dismantling Muster on a nice grasscourt.

Carlos --- C'MON Lleyton!!! --- Kiwi!!! --- Jürgen --- Juan

Best of luck to all Germans : Nicolas Kiefer | Rainer Schüttler | Lars | Florian | Tommy

Last edited by Neely; 06-04-2005 at 01:33 PM.
Neely is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 01:31 PM
Registered User
 
Sjengster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Age: 31
Posts: 11,359
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Out of interest Neely, is this sort of thread going to become an annual tradition? You did exactly the same last year.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
Sjengster is offline  
post #3 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 01:32 PM
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,507
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Great time of the year for holidays.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline  
post #4 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 01:34 PM
Registered User
 
Sjengster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Age: 31
Posts: 11,359
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Mind you, being shallow and all I can understand her point this year when the RG winner is probably someone I dislike rather than someone I like. And hey, at least with Gaudio there was no danger of his detractors having to put up with him during the grass season as well - Nadal, on the other hand...

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
Sjengster is offline  
post #5 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
-
 
Neely's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Age: 33
Posts: 24,630
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sjengster
Out of interest Neely, is this sort of thread going to become an annual tradition? You did exactly the same last year.
It's just priceless to see some fine green lawn on TV and that tennis is played on this great surface, not only golf.

Carlos --- C'MON Lleyton!!! --- Kiwi!!! --- Jürgen --- Juan

Best of luck to all Germans : Nicolas Kiefer | Rainer Schüttler | Lars | Florian | Tommy
Neely is offline  
post #6 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 01:35 PM
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,507
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Yes, the whole Nadal on grass campaign will begin in earnest.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline  
post #7 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 01:39 PM
Registered User
 
Sjengster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Age: 31
Posts: 11,359
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neely
It's just priceless to see some fine green lawn on TV and that tennis is played on this great surface, not only golf.
There are a couple of other sports played on this surface, one of them's quite popular around the world I hear.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
Sjengster is offline  
post #8 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 01:40 PM
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,507
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sjengster
There are a couple of other sports played on this surface, one of them's quite popular around the world I hear.
Lawn bowls isn't it?

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline  
post #9 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 01:40 PM
Registered User
 
Gonzo Hates Me!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Age: 32
Posts: 3,591
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Neely, grass is my favorite too! It's nostalgic of when I first started watching tennis. Grass season is just so *pleasant* It's just not the same without Pete

With each passing season, I discover new reason
SAMPRAS --> Rios --> KUERTEN --> Kafelnikov -->
Federer --> Hewitt --> RODDICK --> GONZALEZ -->
NALBANDIAN --> Benneteau --> Davydenko --> Mathieu -->
TURSUNOV --> Mantilla --> KIEFER --> NADAL -->
Karlovic --> Odesnik --> Stepanek --> Monfils -->
??


Oliver Cromwell lay buried and dead. Hee-haw. Buried and dead.
Gonzo Hates Me! is offline  
post #10 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 01:40 PM
Registered User
 
Sjengster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Somewhere fairly shingly
Age: 31
Posts: 11,359
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Bowls is the sport of the people.

The Wit and Wisdom of the Tennis Journalist, Indian Wells 2004

ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
Sjengster is offline  
post #11 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 01:42 PM
Registered User
 
Rogiman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 9,484
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sjengster
Mind you, being shallow and all I can understand her point this year when the RG winner is probably someone I dislike rather than someone I like. And hey, at least with Gaudio there was no danger of his detractors having to put up with him during the grass season as well - Nadal, on the other hand...
Relax, Nadal won't have any impact on 2005 grass season.

Last edited by Rogiman; 06-04-2005 at 01:44 PM.
Rogiman is offline  
post #12 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 01:59 PM
bad gambler
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

bring it on
post #13 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 02:00 PM
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,507
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sjengster
Bowls is the sport of the people.
I thought it was croquet.

Anyway as long as the matches are as good as the Ferrero/Koubek classic then it's all good.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline  
post #14 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 02:26 PM
Occasional Visitor
 
*Ljubica*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 52,208
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
I thought it was croquet.

Anyway as long as the matches are as good as the Ferrero/Koubek classic then it's all good.
My own favourite grass court match was Calleri v Saretta in the 2nd round at Wimby in 2003. Score was 4-6, 7-6 (13-11), 2-6 7-6(7-5), 8-10. Perfect clay court tennis on the ghastly green stuff! Still luckily (for me) the grass season is short enough not to cause too many problems.

AJDE SRBIJA


Supporting Djoković, Tipsarević, Soderling, Tursunov, Youzhny, Cilić and quite a few more
*Ljubica* is offline  
post #15 of 191 (permalink) Old 06-04-2005, 02:29 PM
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,507
                     
Re: finally some green grass: a sight for my sore eyes, maybe for yours too!?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rosie
My own favourite grass court match was Calleri v Saretta in the 2nd round at Wimby in 2003. Score was 4-6, 7-6 (13-11), 2-6 7-6(7-5), 8-10. Perfect clay court tennis on the ghastly green stuff! Still luckily (for me) the grass season is short enough not to cause too many problems.
Hahaha and that was in the second round, that would have been great to see.

2002 Wimbledon was great Andre Sa in the 4th round.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome