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Barcelona

jazz_girl
04-24-2004, 03:07 PM
Well guys, the Barcelona draw is out and David has a bye in the first
round, then he'll have to face the winner of David Ferrer and Todd
Martin. He can face Coria in the SF this time.

novanora
04-24-2004, 03:53 PM
3ks, Jazz, I have seen your whole draw and found that yet. David can meet Coria again in the semifinal. It will be a good chance for him to beat Coria in return, and I don't think there isn't any possibility of his winning. I always believe he has the potential to become an all-court player. The problem is, he shouldn't bring the influence of yesterday's failure to Barcelona.

Tuga
04-24-2004, 03:53 PM
This time David will win Coria! In montecarlo he made a good tournament withóu any ankle pain wich is the most important thing!

Vamos David! Good Luck to Barcelona- Nós estamos contigo!

jazz_girl
04-24-2004, 04:27 PM
I think he gained a LOT of confidence in Monte Carlo and he'll have an even better tournament at Barcelona.
He has played two times with Ferrer and lost both matches and he's never played with Martin before.

novanora
04-24-2004, 04:56 PM
I have found that....and both the two failures were on the clay. And we never know what will happen if he meets Martin. But if he want to improve achievement on clay, he must beat any opponent whom he will face, no matter Ferrer or Martin.

jazz_girl
04-24-2004, 05:04 PM
Absolutly!

Tuga
04-24-2004, 05:58 PM
I think also that he won a lot of confidence in MC and will win the allways difficult Ferrer! If he plays with Martin i think he will win easy! (I HOPE)

:angel: C´mon David!

*Ljubica*
04-25-2004, 11:30 AM
Well I wish I could be in Barcelona next week - but guess I was lucky to get to MC - and will be in Hamburg too :) So good luck to David - VAMOS!

Action Jackson
04-25-2004, 11:34 AM
Well I wish I could be in Barcelona next week - but guess I was lucky to get to MC - and will be in Hamburg too :) So good luck to David - VAMOS!

Welcome back Rosie, I hope you have a good tan, but that was a very solid comeback tournament for David and that is the best thing.

If he keeps up that form, then he will have a very good year and Nalle don't think about results now, look at the end of the year.

*Ljubica*
04-25-2004, 11:43 AM
Welcome back Rosie, I hope you have a good tan, but that was a very solid comeback tournament for David and that is the best thing.

If he keeps up that form, then he will have a very good year and Nalle don't think about results now, look at the end of the year.

Thanks George - actually I'm more red that tanned at the moment but guess it may go brown eventually! Yes - he did great in MC - and I hope he keeps up that form too!

Action Jackson
04-25-2004, 11:46 AM
Thanks George - actually I'm more red that tanned at the moment but guess it may go brown eventually! Yes - he did great in MC - and I hope he keeps up that form too!

Well you have Hamburg to look forward to, which is good. Good start by David and it looked like he listened to the Santoro tactics, lol. Anyway I have to send you something and give it someone in Hamburg for me, if possible?

*Ljubica*
04-25-2004, 12:13 PM
Well you have Hamburg to look forward to, which is good. Good start by David and it looked like he listened to the Santoro tactics, lol. Anyway I have to send you something and give it someone in Hamburg for me, if possible?

OK - no problem - I've just sent you a PM anyway.

jazz_girl
04-25-2004, 12:50 PM
Hi Rosie!!! It's great to have you back!!!

*Ljubica*
04-25-2004, 12:52 PM
Hi Rosie!!! It's great to have you back!!!

Thanks Jazz_Girl - it was a great trip but now I have to get back to reality - unpacking, washing, ironing, etc :devil: I missed you all too!

novanora
04-25-2004, 06:28 PM
Hi, Rosie!! Welcome back!! guess you have a nice tennis trip! I miss you as much as David!!;)

Raquel
04-25-2004, 06:30 PM
Welcome back Rosie :D

It must have been great to be there!

Good Luck David in Barcelona :yeah:

sigmagirl91
04-25-2004, 07:25 PM
Welcome back, Rosie. I see you had a great time....

*Ljubica*
04-25-2004, 07:40 PM
Thanks for all the welcomes people :) In some ways it's good to be back - but in others - well - if you had the choice between going to work or watching David.......which would you choose!?

Clara Bow
04-25-2004, 10:28 PM
Just wanted to add a "Welcome Back Rosie!" as well. When watching the two 3rd Round and QF matches on TV I kept wondering of the person with the somewhat higher pitched voice yelling "Dah-veed" was you.

jazz_girl
04-25-2004, 11:00 PM
LMAO!!! I did too! ;)

*Ljubica*
04-26-2004, 10:56 AM
Just wanted to add a "Welcome Back Rosie!" as well. When watching the two 3rd Round and QF matches on TV I kept wondering of the person with the somewhat higher pitched voice yelling "Dah-veed" was you.

It probably was :)

Aleta4
04-26-2004, 11:24 AM
Welcome back Rosie :wavey:
Good to hear that you had a great time in MC :D , thanks for your reports on David, enjoyed them :)
Aleta

novanora
04-26-2004, 03:16 PM
Just wanted to add a "Welcome Back Rosie!" as well. When watching the two 3rd Round and QF matches on TV I kept wondering of the person with the somewhat higher pitched voice yelling "Dah-veed" was you.
:lol::lol: probably all of us here did it in front of TV or computer......;)

jazz_girl
04-26-2004, 04:49 PM
David next rival will be Todd Martin, he won this tournament in 1998

Ma. Estefania
04-27-2004, 12:18 AM
Welcome back Rosie :wavey:

Btw....good luck for David ag. Martin.... :cool:

bovenbuuf
04-27-2004, 07:01 PM
Order of play is out, David has to play tomorrow :
Central - 10:45 AM
D Sanchez (ESP) vs (10)F Lopez (ESP)
(3)D Nalbandian (ARG) vs T Martin (USA)
Not before 14:45
(Q)D Elsner (GER) vs (2)C Moya (ESP)
A Martin (ESP) vs (4)N Massu (CHI)

*Ljubica*
04-27-2004, 09:04 PM
Thanks for the Order of Play - VAMOS DAVID - hope this match coincides with my lunch-break so I can watch live scoring from work!

tennis4eva
04-27-2004, 10:43 PM
Good Luck David!!!! :D Make Todd wish he was at home in bed! :devil: :worship:

sigmagirl91
04-28-2004, 01:18 AM
Todd, your old ass needs to retire. Vamos, David, kick ass....

jazz_girl
04-28-2004, 01:25 AM
Vamos David!!!
I think I can watch this match live...if they show it...

sigmagirl91
04-28-2004, 01:42 AM
They will not show it live here, so I have to follow over the 'net. I hope I can access it tomorrow, as I will be extremely busy at work....

jazz_girl
04-28-2004, 02:28 AM
I guess I'll be online to follow the live score if it's not on tv...

*Ljubica*
04-28-2004, 08:16 AM
Vamos David!!!
I think I can watch this match live...if they show it...

Lucky girl! Please give him a big cheer from us poor people who have to be at work during the match!! I'll do my best to follow "live scoring" - and come here now and again if I can! Vamos David :)

Aleksa's Laydee
04-28-2004, 09:01 AM
good luck david, u can do it!!! :D

lilianspring
04-28-2004, 09:31 AM
It will be night here,but I don't think they will show it live here.
So I can only watch the live score.
Hope David will play well and beat Martin in a short time,then I can go to bed early.LOL

*Ljubica*
04-28-2004, 12:43 PM
Where is everyone? I am getting really stressed following this damned live scoring on my own in the office! Keep on wanting to shout out "Come on David!" - but I guess I can't!

novanora
04-28-2004, 12:48 PM
Hi, I am here, Rosie!! just from school yet, guess I have missed sth.....It's 2-2 now!!
Come on, David!!

junekidd
04-28-2004, 12:56 PM
u are here, dear novanora! I wondered where were u just now! I believe he will win, don't worry!

*Ljubica*
04-28-2004, 01:01 PM
YAY! David won the first set 6-2!!! Crystal - I think most of the others are over at Yahoo - but I can't access Yahoo sites from my office as there is a block on our computers - so I have to follow it here and through live scoring!

novanora
04-28-2004, 01:01 PM
Thank u!! Sweetie!! The first set is over. 6-2!! David played well!! I am not worried, just a little excited!!:lol:

novanora
04-28-2004, 01:02 PM
YAY! David won the first set 6-2!!! Crystal - I think most of the others are over at Yahoo - but I can't access Yahoo sites from my office as there is a block on our computers - so I have to follow it here and through live scoring!
LOL, you are right!! They are all in the Yahoo now!! Don't worry, I will company you to follow the live score and cheer for David!!

novanora
04-28-2004, 01:19 PM
1-4 :eek::eek:

junekidd
04-28-2004, 01:23 PM
take it easy! it's just the 2nd set.

novanora
04-28-2004, 01:29 PM
Yeah......It's 3-4 now......BTW, where is Rosie??

junekidd
04-28-2004, 01:33 PM
does he have good record on tiebreak, novanora?

novanora
04-28-2004, 01:37 PM
Not bad, but it still depends on whom he plays against, and He has never played against T Martin.......

novanora
04-28-2004, 01:46 PM
5-4!!! Well done, David! Finish him!!!

novanora
04-28-2004, 02:01 PM
:eek::eek: Am I just celebrating alone?? although it is only his first game in Barcelona.....Where is everyone??

don_na
04-28-2004, 02:18 PM
Hi novanora!! I just read that you were celebrating along here from Yahoo! I'm here with you now!! :) Pass the champagne! YAY!!

tennis4eva
04-28-2004, 02:22 PM
Woohooo! :yippee: Great playing David! :woohoo:

*Ljubica*
04-28-2004, 02:34 PM
Some thoughtless work colleague insisted on me going through some work with him during the second set :devil: How very inconsiderate :devil: It meant I couldn't follow the second set very closely :devil: :devil: :devil: Anyone wuld think I was here to work! Anyway - well done David - you're the best - love you loads :)

Clara Bow
04-28-2004, 02:43 PM
Good job David! Like how he came back in the second set and won five games in a row. Well done! :bigclap:

Guille's Girl
04-28-2004, 02:50 PM
Yeah don_na I was over there too. Poor novanora. But look I'm here!!! :bounce: Go David!!!!!!!!! I don't know who's he got now. I thought it was surely gonna be Lopez but Mantilla started playing tennis ya know...wait I think Lopez won that tiebreak...he did!!! Ok Lopez is next. Go David!!!!

jazz_girl
04-28-2004, 04:45 PM
LOL!!! Go David!!! So he has Lopez next, he can beat him too! ;)

Raquel
04-28-2004, 05:37 PM
Well done David! :woohoo: :yeah: :)

Good Luck in the 3rd round :bounce:

bovenbuuf
04-28-2004, 06:12 PM
Well some of you have to get up early..

Central - 10:45 AM
(3)D Nalbandian (ARG) vs M Lopez (ESP)
(7)A Calleri (ARG) vs (10)F Lopez (ESP)
Not before 14:45
(13)G Gaudio (ARG) vs (2)C Moya (ESP)
(6)G Kuerten (BRA) vs G Canas (ARG)
Lopez/Verdasco vs (8)Bertolini/Koenig

*Ljubica*
04-28-2004, 07:29 PM
Well some of you have to get up early..

Central - 10:45 AM
(3)D Nalbandian (ARG) vs M Lopez (ESP)
(7)A Calleri (ARG) vs (10)F Lopez (ESP)
Not before 14:45
(13)G Gaudio (ARG) vs (2)C Moya (ESP)
(6)G Kuerten (BRA) vs G Canas (ARG)
Lopez/Verdasco vs (8)Bertolini/Koenig

I'll already be at work - VAMOS DAVID - make my boring day at work a happy one again!

jazz_girl
04-28-2004, 09:52 PM
Ok, I'll set the alarm at 5:45 am...

bovenbuuf
04-29-2004, 07:29 AM
well Jazz you knew that David likes us to suffer...

jazz_girl
04-29-2004, 12:33 PM
Stupid Rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Action Jackson
04-29-2004, 12:36 PM
Stupid Rain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The rain in Spain today is not falling on the plain, but in Catalunya. The court will be heavier when they eventually start playing.

jazz_girl
04-29-2004, 12:45 PM
I doubt David likes that...

sigmagirl91
04-29-2004, 01:01 PM
I don't think so, either, Jazz, but I think he'll give it his best....

novanora
04-29-2004, 01:04 PM
Hi, Jazz! thought you get up early but finally only comes the rain, not David :lol: It's great to be night here, so I won't have some problems like school or work,:lol: I can wait the whole night, but it is better to start early!

jazz_girl
04-29-2004, 01:08 PM
I have 4 more hours to wait, then I'll have to go to school...

novanora
04-29-2004, 01:10 PM
Ok, then hope the rain can stop in 3 hours and 1 left for David to win, it's enough......;)

jazz_girl
04-29-2004, 01:13 PM
I'd rather if it can stop NOW so we can watch it live. The tennis coverage starts at 15 minutes, I hope they show David's match from yesterday at least...

sigmagirl91
04-29-2004, 01:21 PM
So, it's still raining in Barcelona? Drats...guess I won't see any live coverage. Rosie is over there-doubtless trying to find David....

bovenbuuf
04-29-2004, 01:27 PM
no Sigma she is now trying to cath a train to go to Paris...so no David yet

novanora
04-29-2004, 01:29 PM
Ok, guess the coverage begins, what is it showing? David's match of yesterday??

DesertRose
04-29-2004, 01:31 PM
My aunt just called (lives near Barcelona). it stopped raining half an hour ago at here place... So i guess we wont have to wait thát much longer... at least i hope so..! ;)

novanora
04-29-2004, 01:33 PM
Wow, finally good news comes....:lol:

jazz_girl
04-29-2004, 01:39 PM
I just heard on tv that the match will start in 20 minutes, but David's match won't be on tv cause he'll play in an auxiliary court...

sigmagirl91
04-29-2004, 01:40 PM
Drats again....

DesertRose
04-29-2004, 01:50 PM
Which match will be on than..? just curious.. wont be able to watch it anyway... somehow, dutch tv only pays attetion to tennis if a dutch-player gets past the first round... ;)

bovenbuuf
04-29-2004, 02:01 PM
Moya v. Gaudio at centre court

novanora
04-29-2004, 02:12 PM
And David's match is in the Pista 1

DesertRose
04-29-2004, 02:23 PM
Thx..! :)

DesertRose
04-29-2004, 04:42 PM
6-4 6-4 !! :-D

jazz_girl
04-29-2004, 04:47 PM
Vamos David!!!!
He's already in QF and if he wins the next match he'll be N°7

bovenbuuf
04-29-2004, 05:22 PM
great to hear.. Vamos David..and well it must be possible, Vliegen is a qualifier so...

jazz_girl
04-29-2004, 05:24 PM
Let's hope so!!! It would be great!

bovenbuuf
04-29-2004, 05:31 PM
yes it would be.. not only for David, but also for dear Rose who is going to be in Barca to watch the match! Have fun Rose! And cheer for us all!

novanora
04-29-2004, 05:55 PM
Hope the weather won't be so torturing tomorrow and let me enjoy the live score in time at least;) The draw this time isn't that bad.....

moonlight
04-29-2004, 06:21 PM
:woohoo: David :yeah:
Good Luck against Vlieger! Go David!

sigmagirl91
04-29-2004, 06:49 PM
If he wins, then he can be back in the hunt in the points race. Anyone know what number he will be after the final?

bovenbuuf
04-29-2004, 08:13 PM
Friday, April 30, 2004

Central - 10:45
(5)F Gonzalez (CHI) vs (8)T Robredo (ESP)
(3)D Nalbandian (ARG) vs (Q)K Vliegen (BEL)
Not before 14:45
(6)G Kuerten (BRA) vs (13)G Gaudio (ARG)
(7)A Calleri (ARG) vs A Montanes (ESP) or A Martin (ESP)

Raquel
04-29-2004, 09:46 PM
David :banana:

Well done David :D Good Luck tomorrow :)

Ma. Estefania
04-29-2004, 11:23 PM
Well done David :clap2:

Keep going sweety :kiss:

jazz_girl
04-29-2004, 11:39 PM
If he wins the whole thing he could end up 11 in the Race and 7th in the Ranking. It gives 60 points for the race and 300 for the ranking.

sigmagirl91
04-30-2004, 12:09 AM
If he wins the whole thing he could end up 11 in the Race and 7th in the Ranking. It gives 60 points for the race and 300 for the ranking.


Sounds great. Vamos David.....

jazz_girl
04-30-2004, 12:35 AM
You asked how many points he would get, right? Well, if he wins the tournament he would have 136 points in the Champion Race and 2310 in the Ranking. For reaching the QF he's got 2085 in the Ranking and 91 in the Race.

sigmagirl91
04-30-2004, 12:54 AM
Sounds wonderful. He will get some much-needed points, and I am picking him as one of the faves for RG.

jazz_girl
04-30-2004, 11:11 AM
Really??? I think he can do really well, but I'm not sure about calling him a favourite, I'm still a bit skeptic...

DesertRose
04-30-2004, 11:34 AM
Damn, a third set... like i haven't waited long enough... hope it'll be a quick one.. Otherwise i can't watch how David will kick that Vlieger's ass... ;) Who's that guy anyway..? Does somebody know anything about him??

misyou25
04-30-2004, 11:49 AM
i think if his wrist is well, he will win against vliegi. but you'll never know... actually i'm hoping for a win by vliegen. he never was very successfull..

DesertRose
04-30-2004, 12:14 PM
Did it start raining again...?!?! :(

jazz_girl
04-30-2004, 04:16 PM
Well, David lost so bye-bye Barcelona. Hello Rome!

Ma. Estefania
04-30-2004, 04:48 PM
It was something unexpected.....does anyone know what happened?

bovenbuuf
04-30-2004, 04:48 PM
yes guess this is also the end of this thread and we didn't wreck it! Ah well sorry that David lost.. and well all roads lead to Rome so guess he will be there soon..

novanora
04-30-2004, 05:04 PM
I still can't accept this match.......

jazz_girl
04-30-2004, 05:25 PM
Me neither, I'm still mad. I think I jinxed it! LOL
Well, according to Rosie the match was rubbish...

DesertRose
04-30-2004, 05:28 PM
Well, he just lost the important points... He had a lot of breakpoints in the last set, but couldn't finish it... :( If you take a look at the statistics of the match, he played not that bad, if not better than Vliegen most of the time (except the first couple of games in the first set) Well, he just didn't make the big points...

novanora
04-30-2004, 05:51 PM
He always didn't...... If he did, no one can beat him......

Raquel
04-30-2004, 06:10 PM
:sad: David :sad:

Anyway, good luck in Rome :D

Tricky_Forehand
04-30-2004, 07:16 PM
David :sad: :sad:

Still a good 2 weeks that he's had :)

moonlight
05-01-2004, 02:31 AM
Quarterfinal not bad. Better luck next time!
GOOOOO David! :bounce:

*Ljubica*
05-02-2004, 09:40 PM
It was something unexpected.....does anyone know what happened?

Well Ma. - I was there and the truth is that David just didn't play very well - I guess everyone is entitled to a bad day once in a while, and that was his. He seemed a little slow and his serve was appaling - the first serve percentage seemed to be diabolical. It was quite chilly there and had been raining, so that court was slow and the balls heavy, and he seemed very perturbed by the weather conditions, especially the wind which was quite "swirly" at times. Vliegen played well, but if I'm honest I think David under-estimated him a little until it was too late - it was a great win for Vliegen and he didn't lose his nerve in the important points. As for David - better luck in Rome and PLEASE work on that serve of yours!

Ma. Estefania
05-02-2004, 10:57 PM
Thanx for that report, Rosie.

I'm sorry to read that David underestimated the belgian guy....no one must be underestimated nowadays.

Anyway as I said, it was something a bit shocking, you know....on Saturday I watched on TV the semifinal match between Robredo and Vliegen, and this last one was nothing near to be a "rival" for someone like David.

But well, we can't do anything right now. Hope you've got fun despite David's loss, Rosie :kiss:

sigmagirl91
05-03-2004, 12:37 AM
Vliegen played well, but if I'm honest I think David under-estimated him a little until it was too late - it was a great win for Vliegen and he didn't lose his nerve in the important points. As for David - better luck in Rome and PLEASE work on that serve of yours!

I agree with you. I was saying that just the other day when he was playing. That was a bad thing to do-especially against someone whom he never played. He needs to work on that serve badly, and stop getting tight and nervous when he is ahead....

*Ljubica*
05-03-2004, 04:35 PM
Thanx for that report, Rosie.

I'm sorry to read that David underestimated the belgian guy....no one must be underestimated nowadays.

Anyway as I said, it was something a bit shocking, you know....on Saturday I watched on TV the semifinal match between Robredo and Vliegen, and this last one was nothing near to be a "rival" for someone like David.

But well, we can't do anything right now. Hope you've got fun despite David's loss, Rosie :kiss:

Thanks Ma. - and yes I did - met up with some friends, did some sightseeing - watched David practice.....! It was great :)