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Re: The Yanks Roast the Wieners (The Davis Cup 1st Round Thread)

HAHAHAHAHAHA So it is!!

and I dunno..... I think Bob/Mike liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikes it

(as an aside, someone should make them always be holding a racket so that we can differentiate between them)

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HAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAHAAHA

Q, HOW do you do it?!!?

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Re: The Yanks Roast the Wieners (The Davis Cup 1st Round Thread)

What's with the Ferris Bueller hairdo???? Ack!!

I like it better when it's longer and spikier, like he had at Qatar.

This new 'do is for the birds.

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Maybe your poster should say something about the hair, Tangy.

I just think how embarassed he's gonna be 10 years from now when he sees those pictures.

You know, not as embarasses as Agassi probably is, but close.
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What's with the Ferris Bueller hairdo???? Ack!!

I like it better when it's longer and spikier, like he had at Qatar.

This new 'do is for the birds.
You mean you like the JBF hair?

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Ginepri Debuts Against Melzer
February 6, 2004
By PAUL DOYLE, Courant Staff Writer

MONTVILLE -- Robby Ginepri won his first ATP tournament last summer in Newport, R.I., defeating Jurgen Melzer of Austria in the final.

So when Ginepri makes his Davis Cup debut today at the Mohegan Sun Arena, he should have an air of confidence - his opponent will be Melzer, Austria's No.1 singles player.

"Tough match in Newport, but it was on grass," Ginepri said. "It's going to be a different story [today]. Hopefully, I can get the job done."

If he beats Melzer again, the United States could be in line for an easy weekend. The top American singles player, Andy Roddick, will play in the second match today when he faces Stefan Koubek.

Roddick is ranked third in the world and was No.1 last year, so he is a heavy favorite today. Ginepri is ranked 25th after advancing to the fourth round in the Australian Open.

Melzer is ranked 76th, while Koubek is 94th.

On Saturday, the United States will send the top doubles team in the world - Bob and Mike Bryan - against Julian Knowle and Alexander Peya of Austria.

Could the United States run the table with three victories in a row?

"Nothing would surprise me," captain Patrick McEnroe said. "So I am hoping it is us who gets to three wins, whenever that happens. But I think we are pretty confident."

On Sunday, Roddick will face Melzer and Ginepri will play Koubek. But by then, the United States may have clinched the first round.

"I think everybody came here ready to play," Roddick said. "Everybody is hitting the ball pretty well. It's been a pretty high level during our practices this week, so I think we are all pretty excited."

Ginepri will be under the microscope, after he was chosen to play ahead of Mardy Fisk. Also, he was chosen for the team ahead of James Blake, the Fairfield native. Blake was a member of the Davis Cup for three years, winning five singles matches.

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While they are staying at the Mohegan Sun Hotel, the U.S. players say they are staying away from the casino. The only wagering happening among the players involves a pingpong table. The U. S. Tennis Association had a table shipped from New York, and the players have been engaging in some heated games.

"I prefer to take their money in pingpong," Roddick said. ... As they walked to the hotel after the draw ceremony, a few players decided spontaneously to have their heads shaved at a Mohegan Sun salon. Roddick, the Bryan twins and a few members of the support staff got crew cuts. This was significant for Roddick, who is known for his spiked hairstyle. ... There were about 200 media credentials issued for the weekend, surpassing any event at the Mohegan Sun Arena. When the arena opened with an NBA game featuring Michael Jordan, there were more than 100 credentials issued. This will be the largest for any Davis Cup first-round match in the United States. ... There have been about 6,000 tickets sold for each day, so the Davis Cup could set a first-round attendance record. The tournament drew 18,056 for the 2002 first round in Oklahoma City. ... McEnroe's wife, Melissa Errico, will sing the national anthem today. Errico is a stage and film actress. ... Weather permitting, the USTA is expecting Billie Jean King and Jim Courier.

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pics of what? We've already posted a few here in this thread... hello btw!!!

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US set to roll the dice with Ginepri at casino
By Bud Collins, Boston Globe Columnist, 2/6/2004

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Legendary 17th century leader Chief Uncas of the Mohegan tribe clearly had vision as he led his people to settle on the banks of the Thames River in the wilds of Connecticut, where one day they would prosper in the aleatory arts.

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Where roebuck once roamed, roulette balls now roll and tennis balls will bounce over the weekend as Andy Roddick and the United States Davis Cup team hope to divert clientele of the Mohegan Sun Casino from the tables to the adjoining Arena for a few hours to see if they can cast snake eyes at some tourists from Austria.

"Dwight's pot" -- the 104-year-old Cup, so monickered in 1900 by Boston cronies of donor Dwight Davis -- is up for grabs again as the 16-nation World Group starts swinging in such locales as Adelaide, Australia; Bucharest, Romania; Minsk, Belarus; Agadir, Morocco. But none quite as glitzy, untennisy -- and controversial -- as a gambling den.

Numerous longtime supporters of the US Tennis Association have questioned the wisdom and propriety of showcasing the national team at a casino. Ted Schroeder, a Hall of Famer, prominent in winning the Cup four straight years (1946-49), has complained, "What kind of message is this from an organization supposedly dedicated to youth and family recreation -- to display your team in a gambling atmosphere?"

That's my feeling, too. But the USTA is hitting a jackpot, probably in six figures, and, as we know, all sports, including tennis, is about wampum.

Nevertheless, the show goes on, a best-of-five series with rookie Robby Ginepri, No. 25, winner of the Jimmy Van Alen Cup last July at Newport, R.I., leading off against lefthander Jurgen Melzer, No. 76, whom he beat in that final on grass. The surface this time is a carpet of a synthetic nature. Next comes Roddick, demoted from No. 1 to No. 3 by his Australian Open loss to Marat Safin, and No. 94 Stefan Koubek, a holder of three career titles.

The singles are reversed Sunday, following tomorrow's doubles. Making their second Cup start -- doubling the fun and the family involvement -- twins Bob and Mike Bryan bring their No. 1 ranking to bear against Melzer and Julian Knowle.

Interestingly, the Austrians are presenting a solid southpaw lineup, the first such array ever to oppose the US. It could be somewhat puzzling for a while. However, a harder 6 for the Austrians than that at a craps table may be the 6 closing out a set. Their captain, Gunter Bresnik, conceded, "It's not going to make a big difference" how his guys play against Roddick. "Andy Roddick is not going to be affected by anything."

Candid man. But Bresnik doesn't have anywhere near the 1990 Austrian team, bulwarked by Thomas Muster, who beat both Andre Agassi and Michael Chang on Viennese clay. Only Chang's gritty rebound in the fifth match to beat Horst Skoff, 3-6, 6-7 (4-7), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, saved the Americans, 3-2, enabling them to go on to the Cup over Australia.

Daringly, US captain Patrick McEnroe has already publicly stated that his team will win the Cup, thus busting an eight-year drought that began with a 1996 loss to the Czech Republic. The Americans' latest Cup was taken, 3-2, over Russia in 1995, a tour de force for Pete Sampras: two singles and a doubles in Moscow.

Most painful thirst experienced by the US was the 1927-36 decade, a dry spell ended by Don Budge & Co. over Great Britain at Wimbledon in 1937.

Closest that Roddick, in his fourth campaign, and his mates have gotten to the Cup were peeks at the huge punchbowl in a glass case at the Australian Open. Hosts to Sweden, the defending Aussies are getting worked up about an almost sure-thing quarterfinal against the Yanks in Sydney Easter weekend.

"We'll be there if they are," said Roddick, who has buzzed his hair, and looked razor-sharp in workouts. "These have been high-level practices, and we're all hitting well."

Novitiate Ginepri is "really excited" about earning a start ahead of previous regulars James Blake and Mardy Fish. "This is something I've looked forward to since I started playing as a kid," Ginepri said.

"We're all rivals on the circuit," said Roddick, "but we're a very tight group when we get together for the Cup. We get excited about it and we're determined to get the thing."

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pics of what? We've already posted a few here in this thread... hello btw!!!
I meant photos of the crew cut haircut he and the Bryans got after the draw ceremony. It was mentioned toward the end of the article I posted. Did you post photos of that somewhere here? I didn't see them. --- And hello to you too.
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Yep scroll through the thread, I posted a few and tangerine_dream posted one or two. You can see Andy's haircut in all of them

Make sure in your settings that you don't have pics blocked, I think you can choose that and then it'll block all pics so you don't want that lol

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what time do the matches start NY time???

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yep, just saw Andy on TV. He had a haircut

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ALLEZ emotionless Ginepri 3-1

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Andy has shaved his head. hmmmm

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how shaved???

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