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Voo, nice to see that you are interested in a thread, though I can totally understand it that you asked not to answer that private questions

Hope these ones are ok:

1) Who would be a good choice as the new ATP president?
2) Who will win the GS tournaments in 2009?
3) When did you start watching tennis?
4) Which match do you consider as best of all time?
5) Which Tiebreak do you consider as best of all time?
6) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?
7) How would your friends describe you?
8) What do you value most in a person?
9) Which are your 10 favourite songs of all time?
10) What are your best and worst characteristic traits?
11) What’s your philosophy of life?
12) Do you have any quirks?
13) What's the current best match up in tennis and which was the best one in the past?
14) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

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Hi, here I am.



I sit comfortably and I'm ready to answer your questions. Beside me, my black guard (embodied spirit of Eden) who keeps watch over my sincerity

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Voo, nice to see that you are interested in a thread, though I can totally understand it that you asked not to answer that private questions

Hope these ones are ok:

1) Who would be a good choice as the new ATP president?
2) Who will win the GS tournaments in 2009?
3) When did you start watching tennis?
4) Which match do you consider as best of all time?
5) Which Tiebreak do you consider as best of all time?
6) What’s your favourite match of your favourite player and who is the opponent you enjoy to see him play against the most?
7) How would your friends describe you?
8) What do you value most in a person?
9) Which are your 10 favourite songs of all time?
10) What are your best and worst characteristic traits?
11) What’s your philosophy of life?
12) Do you have any quirks?
13) What's the current best match up in tennis and which was the best one in the past?
14) Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
1) Someone who knows the game very well, much more better than the previous president; I think a good former player in the early 40's would be the best choice but I don't know the candidates, so it's tough to say, generally I don't care, want to watch many dramatic matches with high level of play... actually any president hasn't impact on this

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Djokovic - Australian Open and US Open,
Andy Murray - Wimbledon,
Roland Garros - a surprising winner, one-shot Grand Slam wonder

3) I started watching tennis October 19, 1990 when I was 10. I was sick, didn't go to school and was watching a quarterfinal match in Atwerp between Ivanisevic and Cash which the Croat won 1-6 7-6 7-5. I didn't know the rules but was fascinated with this match although I had seen fragments from several matches earlier. The following day I watched the semifinals and learnt the basic rules. Next week was tournament in Paris-Bercy and I had already a tennis notebook to write the scorelines. Unfortunately I haven't got my first tennis notebook

4) From all matches which I have seen in the last 19 years, I think the second semifinal of Compaq Grand Slam in Munich 1993 has been the best. Korda out of nowhere defeated the best player in the world then and the best tie-breaker of all time, Sampras 3-6 7-6(3) 3-6 7-6(10) 13-11. Sampras usually known as an amazingly strong mentally player, lost all sets that should've won. Was leading 6-3, 5:2*, had match points in the 4th and 5th set, 5 in all. Both players finished the match with cramps. Great tennis, extraordinary drama, within 4 hours 31 minutes.

5) The record (20-18) ties 5 players: Borg, Ivanisevic (won twice 20-18), Federer, Acasuso and Tsonga. I saw only Federer & Tsonga's tie-breaks but I think Borg's achievement is the most impressive because he won TB 20-18 in the set which was finished 9-8 not 7-6... But I can't tell which has been the best, don't know which criteria use to rate it.

6) Richard Krajicek was definitely my favorite player in years 1992-2003, so almost from beginning to the end of his career. I was extremely happy when he won Wimbledon '96 because I had been predicting it since 1992, the same story with Albert Costa and Gaston Gaudio, I knew they have to win Roland Garros someday...
I didn't like watch Krajicek's matches against Stich and Ivanisevic but I hadn't an opponent to enjoy him playing against.

7) Ask them if you want to know It's impossible... I don't know what my friends think about me and how they would describe me.

8) Distance itself from moralizing the others.

9) I mentioned 5 songs in the specific thread and the choice is connected with some important periods in my life or occurrences.

Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again
Pearl Jam - Black
INXS - Old World New World
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?
Van Morrison - Into the Mystic
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
R.E.M. - So. Central Rain
Duran Duran - Come Undone
U2 - Heartland
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

10)
Best - high level of empathy
Worst - impatience

11) Go your own way, depending on private experiences with mixture of intuition and analysis

12) No, I don't

13) The best match up? - I don't know, the second part of the question is repeating of the question No. 4

14) I don't want to think about myself in 10 years time because I haven't got guarantee I will be alive then, everyday someone dies, so I'm surprised that I'm still alive

Thanks Eden for the questions.

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Someone said I should change my avatar because it is scary .Do you agree?

Which foreign languages do you know and which you'd like to learn?
Don't agree, your new avatar is interesting and isn't scary.

Hope I know my native language very well verbally and in writing, I can talk in English better than in Italian or German but unfortunately I don't know English well enough to talk about serious issues. I'd like to know 7 languages in all, also Spanish, Dutch and French. I can read simple texts in Dutch and Spanish, French is extremely difficult for me but I believe that decent knowledge of Italian and Spanish allows me to learn French as well, at least on the "reading-writing" level.

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Re: In the spotlight - Voo de Mar

where in poland do you live?

what polish player do you think might make it to the top 50 near-term?

why do you have a dutch flag next to your username? and what does that name mean anyways?

what's your favorite sport apart from tennis?

what did you think of the film "katyn"?

do you believe nalbandian is going to win a slam during his career?

is tennis a big deal in poland?

what's your interest in the women's tour like? please rate on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.
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What is your favourite stat? Aces? DF? 5-setters?

Don't you think Sampras - Krajicek H2H is one of the strangest in Open Era? (They had similar game, but Pete had better serve, better volley, better forehand)

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where in poland do you live?
Live in Częstochowa. 13th biggest city in Poland; more than 240 thousand inhabitants. Boring city as hell or maybe better to say "boring as heaven" because it's one of the most famous cities of the relligion cult because of Jasna Góra and millions of pilgrims from all over the world who haunt that place every year. There are many catholic churches The only good thing is that I live in the city centre, outside the centre there is absolutely nothing interesting (the centre isn't interesting as well).

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what polish player do you think might make it to the top 50 near-term?
None, especially that the biggest sponsor of tennis in Poland, Ryszard Krauze has withdraw from financing the most talented young players, males and females.

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why do you have a dutch flag next to your username? and what does that name mean anyways?
I like the colour configuration it corresponds with my "location" here The Netherlands is my favorite European country, since my childhood I've have been always support the Dutch athletes. Also important is fact that the Netherlands is famous inter alia from social tolerance. It match to me because my worldview is almost extremely left-winged.

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what's your favorite sport apart from tennis?
To watch - volleyball, to play - table tennis. As a kid I was a huge football fan more or less between 1984 and 1995. Since 1995 tennis is definitely the most important in my life.

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what did you think of the film "katyn"?
Nothing I haven't watched it. Don't like the war films at all and the Polish martyr depicted in those films Moreover I don't appreciate Andrzej Wajda on the contrary to other Polish directors ( Polański, Żuławski, Kieślowski, Zanussi ) who are for me the only Poles (beside Wojtek Fibak) worth to mention in the international forum.

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do you believe nalbandian is going to win a slam during his career?
Tough to say, he has disappointed me. After 2003 I thought he would be the next king of tennis but lost QF at the Australian Open '04 to Federer and we all know the rest of story... IMO Nalbandian deserves to win at least one Grand Slam title.

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is tennis a big deal in poland?
It isn't. Tennis in Poland has been pathetic. It's a little bit better than in the 90's, especially in woman's tennis thanks to A.Radwańska but there isn't a good system to train some good, prospective players. I don't see any bright future for the Polish tennis in the next 10-15 years. Radwańska hasn't nor interesting personality or good looks to make a big impact on Polish tennis.

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what's your interest in the women's tour like? please rate on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.
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watch only Grand Slam matches at the quarterfinal stage and later. I prefer to watch women in the other sorts of activity

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What is your favourite stat? Aces? DF? 5-setters?
I like equally all stats from my signature.

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Don't you think Sampras - Krajicek H2H is one of the strangest in Open Era? (They had similar game, but Pete had better serve, better volley, better forehand)
One of the strangest - no - because Krajicek had amazing 1st serve, very good volley and forehand. IMO there weren't big difference in the departments you've mentioned between these two, it's more the matter of Krajicek's clearly worse 2nd serve, overhead and backhand. Their H2H is strange indeed. Sampras had problems with reading Krajicek's serve but is tough to explain why he has negative record against the Dutchman.

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Nothing I haven't watched it. Don't like the war films at all and the Polish martyr depicted in those films Moreover I don't appreciate Andrzej Wajda on the contrary to other Polish directors ( Polański, Żuławski, Kieślowski, Zanussi ) who are for me the only Poles (beside Wojtek Fibak) worth to mention in the international forum.
hey Voo you are a fan of Zhulawski, i'm a big fan of his ever since i saw Femme publique
and i managed to see almost all of his films that were made in France
so the questions are

-which of his films are your favorite?
-how is he viewed upon in Poland today being that he fled to France after they seized one of his early films, i can't really recall which one, as an successful author or an avant-garde wanna be as some :retard: like to label him ?
-and how easy is to get hold of his films i mean are there dvd's you can buy, or is he only shown on some retrospectives etc, because on internet you can't find almost nothing of his.. ?
- Five Years or Life on Mars ?



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I don't see any bright future for the Polish tennis in the next 10-15 years. Radwańska hasn't nor interesting personality or good looks to make a big impact on Polish tennis.

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Huh? Murray reached his first slam final at the 12th attempt. Federer took 18 attempts. So what if Murray only has 1 slam final? He got there quicker than Roger. He didn't have the good fortune to play a Mark Phillipousis in his first GS final, though.
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thanks for your rep, friend

which other sports do you follow?
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None, especially that the biggest sponsor of tennis in Poland, Ryszard Krauze has withdraw from financing the most talented young players, males and females.
why did he do that? any specific reason?

if you had to pick one, who would be your surprise finalist at the australian open 09?

do major tournaments like the masters get broadcast in poland or do you have to rely on stream like germans?

how do you rate roddick's chances of winning another slam?
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hey Voo you are a fan of Zhulawski, i'm a big fan of his ever since i saw Femme publique
and i managed to see almost all of his films that were made in France
so the questions are
That's great Żuławski is completely underrated in Poland, most of Polish people haven't a clue about him And if they get a clue it's connect with his implicit romance with Polish actress 40 years his junior.

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-which of his films are your favorite?
"Diabeł (Devil)" (1972) and "Szamanka" (1996) from Polish ones, amazingly freaky films (but "Possession" is probably the most freaking one)
"L'important c'est d'aimer" (1975) from the French ones.

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-how is he viewed upon in Poland today being that he fled to France after they seized one of his early films, i can't really recall which one, as an successful author or an avant-garde wanna be as some :retard: like to label him ?
He fled to France in 1976 when he was directing "Na srebrnym globie" (the fragment from youtube), a futuristic, demonic epos full of pathos, absolutely extraordinary film in the Polish cinematography. The film was fragmentary destroyed by the communistic regim :retard:, Żuławski was actually banished and close to commit suicide but finished the film 12 years later at the end of communism in Poland in a freaking way, explaining from off what he wasn't able to direct. Yes, he has the bad label in Poland, he's too distinct and innovative to be appreciate in Poland



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-and how easy is to get hold of his films i mean are there dvd's you can buy, or is he only shown on some retrospectives etc, because on internet you can't find almost nothing of his.. ?
I don't see DVD's of his films, he's rather banned in Polish television, almost everything what I've seen (I know all his films) downloaded from Internet.

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- Five Years or Life on Mars ?
Life on Mars One of my first favourite songs, I was listening it passionately in 1987 or 1988 saying to my father that I understand what he's singing about

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1) Do you plan to get more tattoos?

2) Who is your favorite actor/actress?

3) Which is more important to you- a woman's face or her body?

4) What was the last CD you listened to?

5) Which tennis season is your favorite (clay, grass, hc, etc.)?
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That's great Żuławski is completely underrated in Poland, most of Polish people haven't a clue about him And if they get a clue it's connect with his implicit romance with Polish actress 40 years his junior.
i heard he is quite the lady's man
and Marceau wouldn't stay with him so long for nothing, no?


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"Diabeł (Devil)" (1972) and "Szamanka" (1996) from Polish ones, amazing freak films
"L'important c'est d'aimer" (1975) from the French ones.
i've heard of them all but only watched the last with Romy Shneider
mine would probably be L'amour braque



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Yes, he has the bad label in Poland, he's too distinct and innovative to be appreciate in Poland
and from what i've read almost everywhere else
the thing is that i saw all of his film when i was 15-18 year old, mostly on TV, they were randomly displayed as some sort of omnibus of his, and at that age i had seen a decent amount of movies but he seemed so new, distinctive, i was completely mesmerized by the editing, the pace and the frenzy in his movies, and how with all this unconventional, almost self-disruptive approaches to directing, he managed to make absolute sense of what he was trying to say, the movies ended up being very fluid, memorable, beautiful.




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I don't see DVD's of his films, he's rather banned in Polish television, almost everything what I've seen (I know all his films) downloaded from Internet.
feel free to PM me the exact links to these movies, if the are available that is

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Huh? Murray reached his first slam final at the 12th attempt. Federer took 18 attempts. So what if Murray only has 1 slam final? He got there quicker than Roger. He didn't have the good fortune to play a Mark Phillipousis in his first GS final, though.
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and what does that name mean
I forgot about this one, sorry Rainer...
Invented that name around 2000 based on my initials and nickname. As a member of this forum I realized thanks to Zirconek, "vôo de mar" in Portuguese means "sea's flight" and I think it's

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which other sports do you follow?
Nowadays only volleyball - this sport is a huge deal in Poland, there is one of the three best leagues in the world (along with Russian and Italian).
I don't follow table tennis albeit love to play this game. I try to watch all sports at the Olympic Games. In the past I was a big football fan and basketball too.

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why did he do that? any specific reason?
Krauze (3rd richest man in Poland '08) has withdrawn probably because of problems with the previous Polish government. He has had accusation of conflicting evidence and has danger to go to prison for 5 years. Because of his problems there wasn't tournament in Sopot this year, he had been the main sponsor of this tourney throughout the years.

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if you had to pick one, who would be your surprise finalist at the australian open 09?
Simon.

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do major tournaments like the masters get broadcast in poland or do you have to rely on stream like germans?
Yes, all Masters Series events and Masters Cup are shown in Polish television "live".

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how do you rate roddick's chances of winning another slam?
Very low. I think he's finished as a Top 10 player. I can imagine another Grand Slam quarterfinals or maybe semifinal for him, but don't see him in the GS final or Masters Cup anymore.

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