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Haven't see his name yet, but then haven't followed everything.
Rafa is on his way to Gold so that's a lot to celebrate, we'll have to do without Mo for now
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Hello,I'm Di These are very late,cos I only just discovered this thread a few days ago. I was at Nottingham this year,and I fell for the charms of the lovely Mo

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a new fan has come out of the closet:
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Which tennis umpire do you respect the most? Balazs Tokey from Hungary
Rafael Nadal:
Good question. But I prefer not to answer. I do have my favourites. He is Swedish with Moroccan origins..
http://timesonline.typepad.com/rafae...ons-for-4.html

btw how silly is it that the search function on this forum didn't lead me here but Google gave immediately this thread when I typed "Lahyani tennis"? :retard:

EDIT I just saw why I didn't find it: it's not in Non-Tennis anymore. Why?
well, it is tied with tennis but Mo just exceeds any nation or label




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he's everyone's favourite they're all just closet fans.
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The thread was moved here because it kept disappearing in Non Tennis. Also, Mo has an association with Spain (his wife ) and here it stays on the first page

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Thanks for the pics Di

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Rafa did good choice this umpire is cool!!!

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Hi everyone!!! I am Cosmin from Bucharest, Romania. I found this thread accidently. I know Mohamed Lahyani from TV and he drew my attention especially in those matches with Roddick, Baghdatis and many others that don't agree with the calls made by the linesmen. Ya he is a funny umpire and makes even the dullest match a nice one. So here comes my and my sister story:
All started last year in September durring the BCR Open Romania 2007. On a sunny Sunday in the last qualifying day, me , my sis and a friend were sitting right behind the palyers’ benches. On centre court was set to start the last match of qualifyings and while I was aimlessly watching on the court I saw a man in the chair umpire seat. I recognized him but I couldn’t remember where I saw him for the first time. Well in a few seconds all came back to my mind, Mr. MO as you call him was in that chair. In that moment my sister jumped out on the court and asked him for an autograph. He replyed politely , “Ya, sure”! His face filled with joy and was very nice to my sister and near his signature he attatched a Freezing like this one . Durring this funny “process” on the court appeared one of the french chair umpires, Emanuel Joseph. He looked at my sis and was amused. Then my sis came back to us and the two umpires started a little chat and both smiled at her. Emanuel said to Mohamed something like this : “You have fans everywhere, especially young fans”. On Wednesday the last match between Igor Andreev and Marc Gicquel on the Centre Court was umpired by MO. This time we had better seats, right in front of the chair umpire and players, cuz we wanted to get the best pictures of our fave players, you know. I was surprised to see how many fans Andreev had, cuz all the arena cheered for him and Gicquel felt like he was in hell. The french palyer became very frustrated and couldn’t concetrate upon his shots and on the important moments of the match. His level of play dropped very much. Andreev’s fans were all like DAVAI IGOR!!!!! DAVAI!!! ( I don’t know if I spelled it correctly-sorry if not). I was rooting for Gicquel. A bunch of Igor’s fans was like 2 or 3 meters away from me and MO told them, PLEASE BE QUIET DURRING THE FIRST AND SECOND SERVE!!!! In the last set Giquel had a breakdown and yelled at some one from the audience and said I WILL RIP YOUR HEAD OFF, BE QUIET!!! MO tried to calm him down, it was a weird moment. Unfortunately Gicquell lost that match. After the match me and my sis called MO to our box and asked him for another autograph and 2 pics, one with me and one with my sis, but she was too nervous and didn’t get a pic with him but I did :P, I told him that we apperciate his work very much, and he said: OOOHH THANK YOU!!!! with his thick mediteranean accent. And I was pretty amazed to see that a lot of people were waiting in the line after me to take a pic with MO or an aoutograph from him. He is a Star, right?!!!! Another funny moment was when the audio speakers from the centre court made a weird sound, it was like a blow and all that happened durring a match umpired by MO. All of us includding MO got a nasty scare . Here comes the best part of the tournament!!! I think in a semi-final match made by MO  (all the time MO, ya I know ) the crowd was cheering for a player ( I can’t remember his name) and the noise in between the points was disturbing for the players. Then MO said to the audience PLEASE STOP MAKING ANY CALL DURRING THE POINTS! and after the ENG call he tried to say the same thing in Romanian, so instead of saying VA ROG NU MAI STRIGATI IN TIMPUL JOCULUI! ( it’s not a mot-a-mot translation because it would sound weird) he said PLEASE STOP MAKING ANY CALL DURRING THE PUNCTE (which is points in ROM). The crowd started to laugh for about 2 minutes I think and MO laughed too. I forgot to tell you that on Sunday’s final me and my sis got a picture with him, so yaaaa my sis got her picture (even though I was there too) and congratulated him for the final. I also have a few pics with him but I’ll post them another time.

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Hi Mo Fans!!

I am also a huge fan of Mo's.
Just love that deep voice when he calls the matches. esp when he says ..."Fed-Deh-erer" ....its so sexy.
I have a few pics of him from Miami last year that I will have to dig out & post.
I looked for him at the USO this year but no luck

Thanks to all who posted pics & the stories about our fav chair ump.

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I'm so happy to see new Mo fans on this thread, you're welcome especially Rafa, who got so many time violations from Mo

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Just love that deep voice when he calls the matches. esp when he says ..."Fed-Deh-erer" ....its so sexy.
that's my favourite too, it suits Federer so well

I don't think Mo was at the USO, he wasn't in Bucharest either (btw, thx Cosmin for your stories from last year, they bring good memories to me ), but he was in Bangkok and Cosmin took some pics from their website. I arranged them a little and here they are, Mo having a good time as always:





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omg i havent seen mo umpiring in ages! to be honest ive been watching only wta matches for a couple of months and mo does mainly atp. I saw him on tv on monday at the madrid open and was like AHH MO WHERE WERE YOU?! hes so sexy speaking spanish! his spanish wife is well lucky to have such a LOVELY LOVELY nice husband - not enough positive things to say about our MO.


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I saw him in person for the first time in Thailand Open this year and he was so nice! My sister and I approached him as he was leaving the centre court after the 1st match. I asked him if I can have a picture with him and he said sure (with a big smile on his face)! From then on, I became a huge fan of his! Even the boring matches became interesting for me because of him! He was always smiling and giving a thumbs up to the linesmen for good calls, it was so nice to see him also interact with the ballkids.
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I saw him in person for the first time in Thailand Open this year and he was so nice! My sister and I approached him as he was leaving the centre court after the 1st match. I asked him if I can have a picture with him and he said sure (with a big smile on his face)! From then on, I became a huge fan of his! Even the boring matches became interesting for me because of him! He was always smiling and giving a thumbs up to the linesmen for good calls, it was so nice to see him also interact with the ballkids.


Yeah he's really sweet the way he acknowledges all the officials for their good work. I watch players I don't particularly like just because Mo is Umping Glad he's been working hard in Madrid this week too The way he speaks any language not just Spanish is sooooo gorgeous

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Guys, I created a Page on Facebook for him!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mohamm...ni/34248270686

I apologize for the spelling of his name, I seriously thought it was the correct one because we, Arabic speakers, spell it that way most of the time. but later on I realized that I should've it written as you guys know it because you represent the majority of his fans. Sorry for the inconvenience .
But it shouldn’t be that big of a deal, should it?. *I hope not*

If you have any additional information you think I should add, please tell. Meanwhile, I think the personal information that I inserted is pathetic, omg I cant write something proper.
As for the photos, I took it all from here lol. I hope you don’t mind. I didn’t publish the ones that some of you appear in though. I don’t have the right to.



Oh I just noticed this, Mo doesn’t have a page on Wikipedia! What a shame!. We should built one for him. <<<< I gotta be obsessed or something lol
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Coooooool! I am now a fan! (On Facebook that is, was a fan for a long time of course! )

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