My Thursday Report - MensTennisForums.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-03-2002, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,363
                     
My Thursday Report

Hereís some of what I saw today:

Dementieva vs Bovina
I arrived in the second set when Elena D. was up 4-2 she then took the set and I was really hoping that the third will go her way too. No. She wasnít playing as well as she did yesterday, she made a lot of errors and her serve was really bad, very low first serve %, she made a lot of double faults when she really didnít need to L In the third set both players felt more comfortable on their opponentsí serve, there were many breaks. Anyway Bovina won. Right after the match finished Yeltsin came. Lena waved at him, he waved back, and she then gave him thumbs up. She then threw signed tennis balls in the audience and threw one to Yeltsin, he demonstrated it and everyone clapped J

Next match on Center Court was Kefelnikov vs Kiefer.
A man was sitting in front of me, who wasnít a tennis specialist, to say the least, but pretended to be one and Iím sure he was convinced he knew a lot about tennis, well he didnít. And before the match he was telling everyone in our sector that Kiefer will win, I told him that I thought his prediction was wrong so he offered a bet, if Zhenya wins heíll buy me a chocolate bar, if Kiefer wins Iíll buy him one. I agreed J
Zhenya was a lot better today, Nicolas tried to mix his game, he serve-and-volleyed a lot but Zhenya had an answer to everything, he was returning very well today, seemed relaxed and confident.
After the match Yeltsin and Tarpishev came up and kissed Zhenya

Safina vs Matevzic
Dinara played really well in the first set, I especially remember her drop shots, perfect timing, even when (and that didnít happen very often) Maja got to them Dinara only had to put away an easy volley. She played solidly and didnít give Maja cheap points.
Once Dinara had Adv on Maja's serve in an importaint game, Maja served an ace but the umpire said it was out, Dinara said the ball was good and it became deuce, when she could have won the point, she lost that game eventually but it was very nice to see She was throwing her racket a lot though

In the second she was up 2-0 but then lost her serve, Maja made it 2-2, it then went on to 5-5 and Dinara suddenly lost her serve, Maja didnít waste this opportunity and took the set 7-5

After the end of the set Marat came and sat in a box with his managers and friend. Lena Bovina also came 5 minutes after she won doubles on court 2, she sat with Yeltsin and they were talking throughout the match.

In the third Dinara was up 1-0 with a break, and after that she lost her own serve, then Maja held and broke, every game was tense but MAja was luckier in the end, she won it in the third 6-3

I also saw a bit of Escude/Kiefer vs Eagle/Stolle (who would have thought the Aussies will win, they lost the first set 0-6, Joshua was playing badly but he probably found his game), Federer/Mirniy match, and bits of Kafelnikov/ Palmer
Nina is offline  
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-03-2002, 11:55 PM
Registered User
 
Ma. Estefania's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Age: 29
Posts: 4,819
                     
hmm....it's a pity that Dinara has lost....

Aren't all love stories destined to fail?
Ma. Estefania is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 02:38 AM
Registered User
 
TennisHack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: the arms of a Swissie
Posts: 10,038
                     
at the guy from Zhenya's match. I guess know-it-alls exist in every sport

Thanks for the report. It's a pity Dinara lost, but she's young yet. Can't wait to see the next round of pictures

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
The Tennis Refuge

You will be missed, Michel Kratochvil!
TennisHack is offline  
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 03:58 AM
Registered User
 
cheliste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: The Ops Center
Posts: 1,051
                     
Thank you for your report Nina! Will you still be doing some for today's matches? truly hope so... Thanks again!
cheliste is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 04:25 AM
Registered User
 
TheBoiledEgg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: in Woop Woop Land
Posts: 17,684
                     
thanx Nina for the report
Dinara .......... she's alot like Marat, and that could hold her back as well as do some good

and bet to win a chocolate bar ???
TheBoiledEgg is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 09:01 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,455
                     
Nina Thank you!!
Doris Loeffel is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 12:16 PM
Registered User
 
maratski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: a nice loft near the Kremlin
Age: 34
Posts: 10,388
                     
Thanks Nina
Haven't you seen Marat's match?

SINCE THERE'S NO TENNIS ACTION I WENT FOR TONGUE ACTION




Member of the unofficial international Mohamed Lahyani fanclub
maratski is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 12:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: At the rise of the Donald Duck Slam
Posts: 2,174
                     
Thanks Nina!

I hope you got your chocolate and that was a big one
vaiva is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 01:02 PM
Registered User
 
Bubble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,065
                     
thanks again nina!

Really jealous of you, not only do you get to watch the matches live , you even get to have free chocolate bar....
Bubble is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,363
                     
yeah, now you know why I go to the Kremlin Cup- to get free chocolate
Nina is offline  
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,363
                     
Elena Bovina and Boris YEltsin
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bovinayeltsin copy.jpg (61.9 KB, 127 views)
Nina is offline  
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,363
                     
Dinara
Attached Images
File Type: jpg dinarka copy.jpg (33.1 KB, 128 views)
Nina is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,363
                     
Marat watching her match (behind him the guy with a pony tail is Marat's good friend who is a singer in a Russian boy band called Dinamit)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg maratdinamit copy.jpg (43.4 KB, 125 views)
Nina is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,363
                     
Escude playing doubles
Attached Images
File Type: jpg escude copy.jpg (20.4 KB, 119 views)
Nina is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-04-2002, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Moscow
Posts: 1,363
                     
Zhenya playing doubles
Attached Images
File Type: jpg zhenyadbls2 copy.jpg (37.6 KB, 118 views)
Nina 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