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Cette année, pas d'abandon! [Roland Garros thread]

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Saumon
05-21-2007, 09:40 AM
He has QF to defend :unsure: I hope this year he won't have to retire :o

adynadal
05-21-2007, 09:52 AM
He has QF to defend :unsure: I hope this year he won't have to retire :o

God,i was so worried after Monte Carlo that with that game he won`t be able to defend the QF points but after Rome,Estoril and Hamburg he improved a lot so i believe that he can do it:worship: !but with the "big" day coming tomorrow i really wish he`ll be a good boy,stay quiet and don`t party tooooo much so he`ll be 100% recovered for RG:p !seriously,i`m worried for his fitness again but you know that the 3rd time is he happy one so we don`t allow him to retire before the final!:p

ataptc
05-21-2007, 09:58 AM
I hope this year he won't have to retire :o

I sure hope so too. :bounce:

Grofica
05-21-2007, 10:54 AM
Novak :banana:

savesthedizzle
05-21-2007, 02:07 PM
I'm nervous about his draw. I wish he had won that Moya match so he would have been the #4 seed. Instead, seeded 6... and knowing his luck... it'll probably be Rafa in the QF again. :sad:

Scotso
05-21-2007, 03:26 PM
QF should be no sweat. ;)

I'm a little worried about the draw, too, I just want him in the #3 or #4 sections.

ajde Nole! :rocker2:

I love this tournament. My favorite two weeks of the year.

Scotso
05-24-2007, 03:34 AM
another ajde! to bump the thread ;)

c'mon people, let's start cheering now :rocker2:

Scotso
05-24-2007, 05:02 PM
I said cheer! :fiery:

:p

Saumon
05-24-2007, 05:09 PM
why isn't it a sticky?

kirkicica
05-24-2007, 10:20 PM
I said cheer! :fiery:

:p

I'm cheering, I'm cheering! :woohoo::banana:

ezekiel
05-24-2007, 10:30 PM
allez

PennyThePenguin
05-25-2007, 12:29 AM
:woohoo: ajde novakito!!!!!!!

Scotso
05-25-2007, 01:18 AM
:rocker2:

savesthedizzle
05-25-2007, 02:24 AM
why isn't it a sticky?

Because I'm too busy reading people attacking me via PM to do my job.

Milaneli
05-25-2007, 07:06 AM
Davidenko & Rodick had lose theirs matches. Davidenko defend title form last year. Does it means Novak goes up in ATP rank list, or, at least, close to them?

Björki
05-25-2007, 07:09 AM
Nole :rocker2:

ezekiel
05-25-2007, 10:07 AM
good news, bad news

bad news is nole is in Rafa's half but only can meet him in semis which says a lot about my expectations. But as for the draw , it's very doable, 1st round qualifier and then Sam Querrey and on it goes. The hardest player in his quarter is David Ferrer

uglyamerican
05-25-2007, 10:57 AM
1st round---Q
2nd round---Q
3rd round---Calleri
4th round---Ferrer
QF---Mathieu/Massu/Andreev
SF---Nadal

Not too bad. Calleri is one of the more difficult 25-32 seeds. Ferrer is the best of the 9-12 seeds, though they are all dangerous (Robredo, Berdych, Gasquet, Ferrer). Ferrer's toughest challengers in his first 3 rounds are Verdasco, di Mauro, and Hartfield, so I would expect a Novak v Ferrer round of 16 match---maybe on Monday 4 June.

silverwhite
05-25-2007, 12:31 PM
He should get to the 4th round pretty comfortably. Ferrer will be really tough but remember, he was leading 5-2 against him before he brainfarted. :o :p

Saumon
05-25-2007, 01:03 PM
Nole practiced for 1 hour with Ljubo today.
I'd say it was on court 4 or 5. :p

http://www.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/b_djokovic_0525_g.jpg

jeahhh!
05-25-2007, 02:47 PM
Nole!:rocker2:

Anne-Claire
05-25-2007, 04:05 PM
AJDE NOLE :bounce:

Scotso
05-25-2007, 04:25 PM
Nole could not have gotten a better draw if he had made it himself. We should all be very, very pleased. :D

Scotso
05-25-2007, 04:26 PM
The entire thing:


MAIN DRAW


Roger Federer SUI (1) - Michael Russell USA
Unknown - Thierry Ascione FRA
Unknown - Potito Starace ITA
Carlos Berlocq ARG - Julien Benneteau FRA (30)

Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (17) - Amer Delic USA
Stefan Koubek AUT - Unknown
Nicolas Lapentti ECU - Alexander Peya AUT
Jan Hernych CZE - Mikhail Youzhny RUS (13)

Tommy Robredo ESP (9) - Sergio Roitman ARG
Chris Guccione AUS - Unknown
Janko Tipsarevic SRB - Unknown
Unknown - Marat Safin RUS (22)

Filippo Volandri ITA (29) - Unknown
Martin Vassallo Arguello ARG - Alejandro Falla COL
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo ESP - Stanislas Wawrinka SUI
Arnaud Clement FRA - Ivan Ljubicic CRO (7)

Nikolay Davydenko RUS (4) - Stefano Galvani ITA
Alexandre Sidorenko FRA - Werner Eschauer AUT
Michael Llodra FRA - Nicolas Devilder FRA
Justin Gimelstob USA - Nicolas Almagro ESP (32)

Juan Ignacio Chela ARG (18) - Fabrice Santoro FRA
Olivier Rochus BEL - Gael Monfils FRA
Qualifier - Qalifier
Hyung-Taik Lee KOR - David Nalbandian ARG (15)

Richard Gasquet FRA (11) - Nicolas Mahut FRA
Kristof Vliegen BEL - Danai Udomchoke THA
Martin Verkerk NED - Simone Bolelli ITA
Victor Hanescu ROU - Guillermo Canas ARG (19)

JurgenMelzer AUT (27) - Jose Acasuso ARG
Qualifier - Juan Monaco ARG
Edouard Roger-Vasselin FRA - Qualifier
Radek Stepanek CZE - Fernando Gonzalez CHI (5)



Novak Djokovic SRB (6) - Qualifier
Sam Querrey USA - Qualifier
Jonathan Eysseric FRA - Olivier Patience FRA
Qualifier - Agustin Calleri ARG (26)

Dmitry Tursunov RUS (21) - Alessio Di Mauro ITA
Fernando Verdasco ESP -Qualifier
Robby Ginepri USA - Diego Hartfield ARG
Daniele Bracciali ITA - David Ferrer ESP (12)

Marcos Baghdatis CYP (16) - Sebastien Grosjean FRA
Kristian Pless DEN - Yen-Hsun Lu TPE
Thomas Johansson SWE -Jan Hajek CZE
Qualifier - Dominik Hrbaty SVK (24)

Florian Mayer GER (31) - Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA
Vincent Spadea USA -Gilles Simon FRA
Luis Horna PER - Nicolas Massu CHI
Igor Andreev RUS - Andy Roddick USA (3)

James Blake USA (8) - Ivo Karlovic CRO
Peter Luczak AUS - Jonas Bjorkman SWE
Qualifier - Oscar Hernandez ESP
Qualifier - Philipp Kohlschreiber GER (28)

Carlos Moya ESP (23) - Andreas Seppi ITA
Florent Serra FRA - Igor Kunitsyn RUS
Robert Kendrick USA - Qualifier
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP - Tomas Berdych CZE (10)

Lleyton Hewitt AUS (14) - Max Mirnyi BLR
Marc Gicquel FRA - Gaston Gaudio ARG
Benjamin Becker GER - Mathieu Montcourt FRA
Feliciano Lopez ESP - Jarkko Nieminen FIN (20)

Robin Soderling SWE (25) - Albert Montanes ESP
Ernests Gulbis LAT - Tim Henman GBR
Qualifier - Teimuraz Gabashvili RUS
Juan Martin Del Potro ARG - Rafael Nadal ESP (2)

Scotso
05-25-2007, 04:28 PM
1st round---Q
2nd round---Q
3rd round---Calleri
4th round---Ferrer
QF---Mathieu/Massu/Andreev
SF---Nadal

Not too bad. Calleri is one of the more difficult 25-32 seeds. Ferrer is the best of the 9-12 seeds, though they are all dangerous (Robredo, Berdych, Gasquet, Ferrer). Ferrer's toughest challengers in his first 3 rounds are Verdasco, di Mauro, and Hartfield, so I would expect a Novak v Ferrer round of 16 match---maybe on Monday 4 June.

Ferrer is not the best of the 9-12... Berdych and Gasquet are. They're not as consistant and solid, but they're far more dangerous.

Calleri beats himself, I don't think he'll be a problem.

uglyamerican
05-25-2007, 07:23 PM
Ferrer is not the best of the 9-12... Berdych and Gasquet are. They're not as consistant and solid, but they're far more dangerous.



Points on clay in the last 52 weeks.

Ferrer---730
Berdych---725
Gasquet---565


I guess Berdych might be considered equal to Ferrer on clay. Gasquet? Non.

savesthedizzle
05-25-2007, 10:58 PM
Too much pressure on Gasquet in France for him to be a threat. :shrug: Mental fortitude is not a strength in any French tennis player, it is their nature. :lol: It is a fairly good draw.... Roddick. :drool:

kirkicica
05-25-2007, 11:19 PM
I like this draw :)

ok Nole. You had some rest, some parties etc. now it's time for tennis!

With this draw he should defend his QF and more or less easily get to SF. :rocker2:

Scotso
05-26-2007, 01:18 AM
Nole practiced for 1 hour with Ljubo today.
I'd say it was on court 4 or 5. :p

Good to know he's there getting ready.

Jelena_78
05-26-2007, 03:19 PM
1st round DJOKOVIC vs. Giraldo (LL)

savesthedizzle
05-26-2007, 03:33 PM
WAIT GUYS I HAVE JUST MADE AN AWFUL MISTAKE.

I take back all previous comments I made about the draw... I was... drunk or something. I hope I haven't jinxed him now.

I forgot that it is my duty to say (even though it doesn't AT ALL): the draw sucks ;)

*superstition*

ataptc
05-26-2007, 03:38 PM
Adje! :bounce:

ataptc
05-26-2007, 03:39 PM
WAIT GUYS I HAVE JUST MADE AN AWFUL MISTAKE.

I take back all previous comments I made about the draw... I was... drunk or something. I hope I haven't jinxed him now.

I forgot that it is my duty to say (even though it doesn't AT ALL): the draw sucks ;)

*superstition*
:lol:

jeahhh!
05-26-2007, 03:44 PM
WAIT GUYS I HAVE JUST MADE AN AWFUL MISTAKE.

I take back all previous comments I made about the draw... I was... drunk or something. I hope I haven't jinxed him now.

I forgot that it is my duty to say (even though it doesn't AT ALL): the draw sucks ;)

*superstition*

:confused: I don't ever remember you saying that you liked the draw.I'm pretty sure you were saying it sucked the whole time.


;)

savesthedizzle
05-26-2007, 03:46 PM
:confused: I don't ever remember you saying that you liked the draw.I'm pretty sure you were saying it sucked the whole time.


;)

Okay, that is good. That is very very good. Because that is totally what I meant to say. Sometimes my evil twin the optimist takes over. I need to learn how to control her.

jeahhh!
05-26-2007, 03:49 PM
Evil twins are such trouble makers.

belco
05-26-2007, 04:34 PM
AJDE NOLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

I hope a Serbian can win the title.. either mens or womens :rocker: Maybe even both :angel:

kirkicica
05-26-2007, 10:52 PM
WAIT GUYS I HAVE JUST MADE AN AWFUL MISTAKE.

I take back all previous comments I made about the draw... I was... drunk or something. I hope I haven't jinxed him now.

I forgot that it is my duty to say (even though it doesn't AT ALL): the draw sucks ;)

*superstition*

Nope, you never said it was a good draw. we all know it's terrible ;)

savesthedizzle
05-26-2007, 11:15 PM
Nope, you never said it was a good draw. we all know it's terrible ;)

I am so glad you guys know that.

I feel soooo much better now :D

PennyThePenguin
05-27-2007, 01:16 AM
it's ok jess. even if you did say it was a good draw, I think we can hallucinate it away even if you did say it :angel:

jeahhh!
05-27-2007, 01:17 AM
it's ok jess. even if you did say it was a good draw, I think we can hallucinate it away even if you did say it :angel:

But there is no need for us to do that, because she never said it was good in the first place.:angel:

Scotso
05-27-2007, 01:32 AM
LL can be dangerous, but I think this is one that Nole can handle.

ajde! :D

I'm so excited, less than 8 hours now before RG begins! :D

Naide
05-27-2007, 06:22 PM
OMG Nole made karaoke with the song "i will survive" on french tv, it was awesome!
Hope someone will post it:sad:

kirkicica
05-27-2007, 06:26 PM
Oh dear. 'Proud Marry', 'Molitva' and now 'I will survive'

He is too young to consider what to do after he quits tennis, but i hope someone will tell him that singing isn't really his best talent. :D

But it is hilarious, and I love him goofing around. Can't wait for the link.

kirkicica
05-27-2007, 06:39 PM
*deleted by poster's request... not completely deleted so she doesn't lose any vCash, incase she feels like making a bet*

kirkicica
05-27-2007, 06:44 PM
that kind soul is Danielafrenchfan, and already posted the link in videos thread.

Thanks

Tennis-Chick
05-27-2007, 08:00 PM
I love it! :lol: But he shouldn't give up tennis anytime soon!

jeahhh!
05-27-2007, 08:41 PM
:spit:

savesthedizzle
05-27-2007, 08:51 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23gzl_novak-djokovic

Thanks to some good soul who posted this in GM.

I posted it here just in case someone doesn't check GM threads.

Thanks so much :D

uglyamerican
05-27-2007, 10:14 PM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23gzl_novak-djokovic

Thanks to some good soul who posted this in GM.

I posted it here just in case someone doesn't check GM threads.

Thanks.

I don't understand what is going on in the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufULCLfLdKg

kirkicica
05-27-2007, 10:35 PM
Thanks.

I don't understand what is going on in the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufULCLfLdKg
Me neither :shrug:
It looks to me that they are playing tennis over a badmington net, or something like that.

savesthedizzle
05-27-2007, 10:36 PM
That is a very strange video. How does Adidas think this stuff up? :)

Scotso
05-28-2007, 01:16 AM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x23gzl_novak-djokovic

Thanks to some good soul who posted this in GM.

I posted it here just in case someone doesn't check GM threads.

OMG I love it :haha:

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. my life is complete.

jeahhh!
05-28-2007, 01:52 AM
Thanks.

I don't understand what is going on in the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufULCLfLdKg

I don't either :shrug:but it made me laugh.

silverwhite
05-28-2007, 02:46 AM
AJDE NOLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

I hope a Serbian can win the title.. either mens or womens :rocker: Maybe even both :angel:

As long as it isn't Henin and Nadal :rocker2:

silverwhite
05-28-2007, 02:56 AM
OMG Nole made karaoke with the song "i will survive" on french tv, it was awesome!
Hope someone will post it:sad:

OMG :haha: :haha: :haha:

jeahhh!
05-28-2007, 02:56 AM
As long as it isn't Henin and Nadal :rocker2:

Exactly.:bounce:
Although I'd rather it be Nadal than Federer.:o

kirkicica
05-28-2007, 02:59 AM
As long as it isn't Henin and Nadal :rocker2:

ditto.
as much as I would like to, I just can't cheer for Nadal. i just don't like him.

And Henin?? no, thank you

savesthedizzle
05-28-2007, 03:00 AM
Exactly.:bounce:
Although I'd rather it be Nadal than Federer.:o

:) I agree :D

I think I heard Navritralova say today that she wouldn't be surprised if Ivanovic wins for the women. I would be a little bit surprised if she does, but that would be awesome :) And then for the men, well... I'd prefer it if Nadal and Federer both lose. :rolls:

savesthedizzle
05-28-2007, 03:00 AM
I don't even follow women's tennis VERY closely, but I don't like Henin either. :lol:

jeahhh!
05-28-2007, 03:01 AM
:) I agree :D

I think I heard Navritralova say today that she wouldn't be surprised if Ivanovic wins for the women. I would be a little bit surprised if she does, but that would be awesome :) And then for the men, well... I'd prefer it if Nadal and Federer both lose. :rolls:

That would be awesome! Come on Ana:rocker2:

I would love it if they both lose.:lol:

jeahhh!
05-28-2007, 03:02 AM
I don't even follow women's tennis VERY closely, but I don't like Henin either. :lol:

Same here. I have a few female players I like and care about and thats mainly it.

savesthedizzle
05-28-2007, 03:07 AM
Same here. I have a few female players I like and care about and thats mainly it.

I filled out the racquet bracket on TTC.com and I had absolutely no idea for about 95% of the matches. My favorite was Clijsters, but now she is gone. I like Mauresmo, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Dementieva, Golovin and some other players in lesser amounts, but I can probably only think of 30 women players I have ever even heard of. :tape: :lol:

jeahhh!
05-28-2007, 03:11 AM
I filled out the racquet bracket on TTC.com and I had absolutely no idea for about 95% of the matches. My favorite was Clijsters, but now she is gone. I like Mauresmo, Ivanovic, Jankovic, Dementieva, Golovin and some other players in lesser amounts, but I can probably only think of 30 women players I have ever even heard of. :tape: :lol:

Same here, the other day my sister was talking about female players and I was like huh who.:help::tape:
Kim:sad:

PennyThePenguin
05-28-2007, 03:30 AM
Thanks.

I don't understand what is going on in the following video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufULCLfLdKg

really badly made video :sobbing: adidas has some weird events sometimes. maybe when gab comes back she'll know what they were playing. she's been at RG this last weekend I think.

savesthedizzle
05-28-2007, 03:32 AM
Speaking of Gab!

I'm sorry I didn't respond to you earlier on MSN! I was out eating dinner and forget to sign off. :awww:

PennyThePenguin
05-28-2007, 07:55 AM
I have discovered what it was they were playing :)

they were playing urban tennis(i.e defy the rules of tennis by playing not only with your racket but also with your head,foot,hand...) He was having some fun;)

Scotso
05-28-2007, 02:26 PM
I think that Nole has a good shot to make the SF, and then who knows. And Ana is always dangerous. It would be really nice if they could both win their respective titles.

I agree I don't want Henin to win, but there are a lot of women I don't want to win. Pretty much Federer is the only one with a shot on the men's side that I would detest seeing with the trophy. :p

ataptc
05-28-2007, 03:58 PM
Pretty much Federer is the only one with a shot on the men's side that I would detest seeing with the trophy. :p

Same here ;)

Saumon
05-28-2007, 09:23 PM
Speaking of Gab!

I'm sorry I didn't respond to you earlier on MSN! I was out eating dinner and forget to sign off. :awww:

it's ok ;)

I was at the adidas thing. Nole and Marat together! :hearts: and there was Ana too. :hearts: The rules are explained there http://www.urban-tennis.com/ but it's in french :o

I have some pics but they're not really good.

I missed Nole early practice session on Chatrier on Saturday :awww: He was supposed to practice again at 5PM but I heard he went to see the "Legendes" match on Chatrier instead. :rolleyes: And yesterday it was raining so his practice session was canceled :(

Farenhajt
05-28-2007, 10:06 PM
Mats Wilander in his daily show on Eurosport singled out Novak as the strongest "third" contender for the men's title (aside from Fed and Rafa). Thanks, Mats :)

kirkicica
05-28-2007, 10:08 PM
Mats Wilander in his daily show on Eurosport singled out Novak as the strongest "third" contender for the men's title (aside from Fed and Rafa). Thanks, Mats :)

slowly, one by one, everybody will start praising him. :angel:

And hello :wavey:, welcome! hop in and have a good time.

kirkicica
05-28-2007, 10:18 PM
Court 1

Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Angelique Kerber (GER) vs. Elena Dementieva (RUS)[13]

followed by
Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Virginie Razzano (FRA) vs. Milagros Sequera (VEN) To Finish 7-5

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs. Gael Monfils (FRA)

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Florian Mayer (GER)[31] vs. Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Novak Djokovic (SRB)[6] vs. Santiago Giraldo (COL)

that's Nole's OOP for tomorrow. But with all this rain, I wonder if they manage to step out on the court :confused:

uglyamerican
05-28-2007, 10:20 PM
The Bull Ring. Cool.

They should be able to make it on court. Unless one of the men's matches goes on forever.

kirkicica
05-28-2007, 10:23 PM
I still have to check the weather for tomorrow. Any better news?

uglyamerican
05-28-2007, 10:26 PM
I still have to check the weather for tomorrow. Any better news?

MSN thinks the rain will end around 10 AM and the wind will gradually die down throughout the afternoon.

kirkicica
05-28-2007, 10:27 PM
MSN thinks the rain will end around 10 AM and the wind will gradually die down throughout the afternoon.

Good. I hope they're right. :) if they are, it's even better that he plays the last match.

Thanks for the info.

savesthedizzle
05-28-2007, 11:31 PM
The Bull Ring. Cool.

They should be able to make it on court. Unless one of the men's matches goes on forever.

I don't like that court :bigcry: :lol: Maybe it was just the seats I had, but I did not enjoy it. :lol: But hopefully he will have no problems racing to victory :D

Good. I hope they're right. :) if they are, it's even better that he plays the last match.

Thanks for the info.

:sad: It's bad for me though! I was supposed to work late, so I would have been able to watch more tennis in the morning, but TODAY my manager decides to say that she changed my schedule. :rolleyes: So now I work early again :sad:

Farenhajt
05-29-2007, 03:08 AM
It'll probably be possible to hold a whole playing day tomorrow, but after that it's quite gloomy: BBC's weather report forecasts "light rain to heavy showers" almost continuously Wednesday till Friday (or even Saturday)...

Hvala, kirkičice (jesam dobro turio kuku? ;))

kirkicica
05-29-2007, 03:16 AM
It'll probably be possible to hold a whole playing day tomorrow, but after that it's quite gloomy: BBC's weather report forecasts "light rain to heavy showers" almost continuously Wednesday till Friday (or even Saturday)...

Hvala, kirkičice (jesam dobro turio kuku? ;))

I love 'good news' this early. Oh well, step-by-step we go.

Yes you have ;)

Scotso
05-29-2007, 03:49 AM
I hate that he's last on, but hopefully this crap rain will stop and he'll get to play.

ajde Nole! :rocker2:

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 03:51 AM
:rocker2:

silverwhite
05-29-2007, 04:08 AM
Ajde!! :rocker2:

Too bad I don't have access to TTC's online coverage. Pfff.... :awww:

Farenhajt
05-29-2007, 05:01 AM
Does anyone know what would happen if the elements kept to be this unrelenting? On RG site I read that in '73 men's final was held on Tuesday (two days past the planned Sunday) because of the bad weather. What are the options nowadays? May the organizers move some of the matches indoors (perhaps to Bercy Hall which hosts the autumn Paris Masters)? Which would admittedly be a bad solution because of the different surface, but...

Saumon
05-29-2007, 05:46 AM
If it kept on raining, Safin would be crowned RG champion because he was the 1st player to win a match. (that's my very own fantasy :p)
There are no tennis court at Bercy right now. There's a Linkin Park concert tomorrow then the Basketball championship final, a Marilyn Manson concert and two other concerts. ;) Well, Marilyn Manson vs Federer would be... interesting. :haha:

Farenhajt
05-29-2007, 06:47 AM
Indeed :D

Well, possibly the organizers would just go with the flow (of rain ;)) and wind the tournament up whenever it were possible (much to the dismay of their own checkbooks and of Halle and Queen's Club organizers...)

ataptc
05-29-2007, 07:26 AM
Adje Nole! :bounce:

If it kept on raining, Safin would be crowned RG champion because he was the 1st player to win a match. (that's my very own fantasy :p)
:rolls:

uglyamerican
05-29-2007, 10:21 AM
;) Well, Marilyn Manson vs Federer would be... interesting. :haha:

:lol: I didn't realize Marilyn Manson was still doing his thing.


We're still a long way from having to delay the final. 44 Matches behind schedule is nothing.

And no, they wouldn't change to a different venue, even if they had to play the Final on the first monday of Wimbledon.

uglyamerican
05-29-2007, 02:14 PM
French girls,

How late into the evening will it be light enough to play? 7:30? 8:00?

MilanDokic
05-29-2007, 02:19 PM
Nole texted me 5 minutes ago and told me there was a possibility to move his match on Lenglen Court, but it is not 100% sure!

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 02:21 PM
Ooo I hope they do.:D

uglyamerican
05-29-2007, 02:23 PM
Nole texted me 5 minutes ago and told me there was a possibility to move his match on Lenglen Court, but it is not 100% sure!

I was thinking that might be a possibility.

Milan rocks. :wavey:

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 02:24 PM
Milan rocks. :wavey:

I second that.:bounce:

ataptc
05-29-2007, 02:28 PM
Thanks for the update Milan :)

ataptc
05-29-2007, 02:28 PM
I second that.:bounce:
Third that. :rocker2:

uglyamerican
05-29-2007, 03:01 PM
It looks like the Moya match will follow Roddick v Andreev on Lenglen.

Novak might not play at all, today.

MilanDokic
05-29-2007, 03:08 PM
:sad:

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 03:09 PM
:awww:

ataptc
05-29-2007, 03:15 PM
It looks like the Moya match will follow Roddick v Andreev on Lenglen.

Novak might not play at all, today.

What?! Doesn't sound good :(

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 03:17 PM
:sobbing:

Farenhajt
05-29-2007, 03:54 PM
Aren't the three central courts equipped with night lights? :confused:

ataptc
05-29-2007, 04:02 PM
Monfils and Rochus are taking way too long :fiery:

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 04:07 PM
Yes.:mad:

uglyamerican
05-29-2007, 04:09 PM
Aren't the three central courts equipped with night lights? :confused:

No lights on any courts at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Farenhajt
05-29-2007, 04:29 PM
No lights on any courts at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

Now, people really can be too traditional for their own good... Having Hawk-Eye and not having night lights? Amazing.

kirkicica
05-29-2007, 04:34 PM
:sobbing:

this is awful.

uglyamerican
05-29-2007, 06:08 PM
Apparently they're going to make Novak play on #3. We'll see if he can win a set before darkness falls.

ataptc
05-29-2007, 06:22 PM
I hope he comes out firing :awww:

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 06:23 PM
Me too.

MilanDokic
05-29-2007, 06:31 PM
There is Novak's match LIVE at Serbian TV RTS 2!

MilanDokic
05-29-2007, 06:33 PM
Novak is playing in yellow t-shirt ;)

Djokovic vs. Giraldo 3:1!

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 06:34 PM
:rocker2:

MilanDokic
05-29-2007, 06:37 PM
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/143/image05292035tv8cs2.th.jpg (http://img64.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image05292035tv8cs2.jpg)

Scotso
05-29-2007, 06:38 PM
No Nole on our TV :sad:

I can't believe ESPN is showing Blake vs. Karlovic on clay :o this is the worst match I've ever seen.

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 06:38 PM
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/143/image05292035tv8cs2.th.jpg (http://img64.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image05292035tv8cs2.jpg)

Yellow:hearts:
Thank you.:D:hug:

MilanDokic
05-29-2007, 06:39 PM
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/2707/image05292039tv8wh8.th.jpg (http://img515.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image05292039tv8wh8.jpg)

Scotso
05-29-2007, 06:40 PM
No lights on any courts at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

It makes sense at Wimbledon because the courts get wet at night... but there's no excuse for that at RG.

Again it looks like the weather/stupid scheduling will work against Nole :rolleyes:

MilanDokic
05-29-2007, 06:42 PM
The chair umpire is totally crazy!

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/739/image05292040tv8fz5.th.jpg (http://img515.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image05292040tv8fz5.jpg) http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/3694/image05292040tv81yy7.th.jpg (http://img64.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image05292040tv81yy7.jpg)

Scotso
05-29-2007, 06:43 PM
OMG, this is so pathetic. They need to stop showing it now, it's making my eyes bleed.

Blake is so bad this year :o

Saumon
05-29-2007, 06:43 PM
It can be very cold at night in Paris at this time of the year especially when it's humid like it has been so far.

Scotso
05-29-2007, 06:45 PM
5-2* Nole :rocker2:

ajde!

ataptc
05-29-2007, 06:45 PM
No Nole on our TV :sad:

I can't believe ESPN is showing Blake vs. Karlovic on clay :o this is the worst match I've ever seen.
Mine's showing Rafa. I wonder which match they'll show after he wins

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 06:46 PM
Show Nole!:mad:

Scotso
05-29-2007, 06:47 PM
Igor A really spanked Roddick :lol: He's hopeless at the French.

Now I just wish my Igor K would win :p :inlove:

MilanDokic
05-29-2007, 06:47 PM
http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/7823/image05292047tv8qv0.th.jpg (http://img515.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image05292047tv8qv0.jpg)

ataptc
05-29-2007, 06:48 PM
Again it looks like the weather/stupid scheduling will work against Nole :rolleyes:
:fiery:

Scotso
05-29-2007, 06:49 PM
6-3 Nole :D

uglyamerican
05-29-2007, 06:50 PM
Calleri beats himself, I don't think he'll be a problem.

Scott is a smarty-pants. The trick is to get him to keep his pants on.

Calleri lost the 3rd set TB, even though he won more points in the set. He could still win, though.

MilanDokic
05-29-2007, 06:50 PM
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/7605/image05292050tv8iy7.th.jpg (http://img338.imageshack.us/my.php?image=image05292050tv8iy7.jpg)

ataptc
05-29-2007, 06:50 PM
:banana:

Scotso
05-29-2007, 06:51 PM
Thank god Gilles is coming back against Spadea :p

kirkicica
05-29-2007, 06:51 PM
ajde :rocker:

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 06:52 PM
:banana::bounce:

Scotso
05-29-2007, 06:52 PM
They really need to show someone else now, I'm really sick of Blake's CCA.

Saumon
05-29-2007, 06:52 PM
Coverage has stopped on ES. :awww:

ataptc
05-29-2007, 06:53 PM
Mine's showing Rafa. I wonder which match they'll show after he wins
Right, so they're showing golf now :sad:

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 06:55 PM
Down a break:awww:

ataptc
05-29-2007, 06:55 PM
Coverage has stopped on ES. :awww:
I think supersports (what I'm getting) is a subsidiary of ES

Scotso
05-29-2007, 06:55 PM
:o

Focus, Nole.

Scotso
05-29-2007, 06:56 PM
Coverage has stopped on ES. :awww:

At least they're not showing Blake, then. :p

ESPN sucks. Give TTC total coverage. :D

Nice win by Philipp today :drool:

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 06:56 PM
Broke Back:D

Scotso
05-29-2007, 06:57 PM
He broke back :D

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 06:57 PM
At least they're not showing Blake, then. :p

ESPN sucks. Give TTC total coverage. :D

Nice win by Philipp today :drool:

I would rather watch some tennis than no tennis.:p

uglyamerican
05-29-2007, 06:57 PM
:o

Focus, Nole.

Mental vacation. I don't like it when Novak plays guys younger than him. :unsure:

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:04 PM
C'mon Nole, take control :mad:

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:05 PM
I would rather watch some tennis than no tennis.:p

Not me, not when it's Blake vs. Karlovic :p

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:09 PM
So many mental midgets showing up on court today. Luczak lost the 3rd and 4th sets to Bjorkman :help: Berdych down a set and 3-5 :help:

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:09 PM
Igor K down 3-6 0-6 0-4 :sobbing:

ataptc
05-29-2007, 07:12 PM
It must have been because of the rain the past two days that's messing up their minds :lol:

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 07:12 PM
Yeah.:awww:

ataptc
05-29-2007, 07:13 PM
Anyway I have to go off now and I expect Nole to win in straights. :wavey:

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:13 PM
Thank god he held there.

Break him, Nole!

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:13 PM
Anyway I have to go off now and I expect Nole to win in straights. :wavey:

:wavey:

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 07:15 PM
Break!

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 07:15 PM
:D Lovely

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:15 PM
he breaks :D

6-3 4*-3

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:16 PM
Looks like we might have no Americans in the second round :lol: :help:

kirkicica
05-29-2007, 07:17 PM
Enough playing around Nole!! finish this!

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:18 PM
hi,guys!i`m joining you a little late buit i watched Rafa...
Nole is leading with a break in the 2nd 4:3 after saving few break points at 2:3!Ajdeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 07:18 PM
Looks like we might have no Americans in the second round :lol: :help:

Thats not funny.:awww:

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 07:18 PM
Enough playing around Nole!! finish this!

I agree.

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:19 PM
I hope Karlovic puts him away now, I'm really tired of this match already. :help:

uglyamerican
05-29-2007, 07:19 PM
Looks like we might have no Americans in the second round :lol: :help:

Ginepri won a set. :scratch: 6-1!

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:20 PM
Milan,for a 1000th time you are doing unbalievable job for us!!!thx a lot!i`m not able to watch Nole but thx to your photos i saw that he`s having the yellow on so i`m not that worried!:p

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:20 PM
hold,Nole!!!!!!fight!!!ajdeeeeeeeeee

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 07:21 PM
Ginepri won a set. :scratch: 6-1!

:bounce:

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:21 PM
broken...4:4

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:21 PM
Gave the break right back :mad:

this is not a match he should be struggling with.

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:22 PM
Ginepri won a set. :scratch: 6-1!

He will probably not win the match.

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:22 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:
this was such a brilliant opportunity for him to take a 2 sets to love lead before they stop the match...Noleeeeeeeee:(

kirkicica
05-29-2007, 07:23 PM
Why doesn't he ever listen to me?

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 07:24 PM
Okay I have to go:wavey:
But go nole!!:rocker2::bounce:

kirkicica
05-29-2007, 07:25 PM
:help:

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:25 PM
nooooooooo!!!he`s already down 4:5!!!be clever,Nole,take the set somehow and go to rest for tomorrow!!!!

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:25 PM
A lot of big guns are going out. Gonzalez is out, now it looks like Berdych will be as well. :(

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:26 PM
This will definitely be the last set, so Nole better fight hard and win it.

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:27 PM
Blake is out :banana:

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:29 PM
6-3 5-5* Nole

ajde! :fiery:

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:29 PM
*phew*he held!5:5!

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:30 PM
This board is lagging yet again. :rolleyes:

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:31 PM
30-30*

break him!

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:32 PM
Luczak lost to Bjorkman :help:

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:32 PM
5*-6

Nole :rolleyes:

kirkicica
05-29-2007, 07:32 PM
Nole!! Now I'm angry :mad:

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:33 PM
Giraldo held,too and leads 6:5...i`m praying for Nole now!he has to win this set!!!

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:35 PM
15:30
ajdeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:36 PM
Now ESPN is showing the Andreev vs. Roddick match again. :rolleyes: If they are going to have such shit coverage, they could just give the rights to TTC. I can't believe they showed the Blake match and now are going to show Roddick AGAIN. ESPN is so far up the Americans' asses. Thank the Tennis Gods that there probably won't be any left soon. :p

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:36 PM
40-30

ajde!

MilanDokic
05-29-2007, 07:37 PM
Novak is playing very, very bad in the second set, 34 unforced errors!

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:38 PM
6-3 6-6*

c'monnnnnnn

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:38 PM
bravooooooooooo!!!6:6!!!take the tie-break!!!!we believe in you,Nole!!!!

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:40 PM
2*-1 in TB for Nole :D

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:40 PM
Novak is playing very, very bad in the second set, 34 unforced errors!

If you're getting that from the RG site, you really can't trust their statistics.

3-1* :D

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:40 PM
Novak is playing very, very bad in the second set, 34 unforced errors!

WHAT??????????R U SERIOUS????
This is a new record,even Marat can be jelaous!!!:eek:

pleaseeeeee,Nole,pleaseeeee,let my post #300 be a happy one!!!:sad:

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:41 PM
5:1

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:42 PM
If you're getting that from the RG site, you really can't trust their statistics.

3-1* :D

they are showing the match live in Serbia...

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:42 PM
6-2 :rocker2:

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:42 PM
6:2
ajdeeeeeeeeeee

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:43 PM
34 errors in this set doesn't seem possible. that's 8 and a half games.

Scotso
05-29-2007, 07:43 PM
6-3 7-6(3) :rocker2:

probably will finish tomorrow. hopefully just one quick set he'll have to play. just a nice warmup. ;) :p

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:44 PM
he took it!!!!!!!!!!!!7:3 in the tie-break!!!!!!!!!bravo,Novace!you`re a real fighter!too bad he has to fight against himself tonight!

adynadal
05-29-2007, 07:46 PM
the stoppee the match!thank God!and my posts 300th,301st and 302nd were very happy ones!
good night,guys!:D

kirkicica
05-29-2007, 07:48 PM
Ok, I'm not that angry any more ;)

But this match should have been a lot easier, and since I saw parts of the game, he DID play bad!

I hope he'll be better tomorrow. actually I know he will! and finish it in straights.

kirkicica
05-29-2007, 08:03 PM
planned schedule for finishing this match is right after the first women's match on court 3 again. :)

Lee
05-29-2007, 09:03 PM
Now, people really can be too traditional for their own good... Having Hawk-Eye and not having night lights? Amazing.

For Wimbledon, the grass will be too slippery to play on after sundown, so don't make much sense to have lights.

Farenhajt
05-29-2007, 09:20 PM
Yes, that's a perfectly good reason for not having lights in Wimbledon. But "Hawk-Eye" was merely a metaphor (of course I know there's no such tecnhology in RG, as it's not needed) for adopting novelties while sticking to apparently counterproductive tradition.

And some movable light roofs would come handy as well...

jeahhh!
05-29-2007, 09:55 PM
Okay well I'm glad he won that second set.:dance:Especially since it sounds like her wasn't playing well.Hopefully tomorrow he can just go out and win a nice easy quick set.

silverwhite
05-30-2007, 04:14 AM
Close it out today, Nole :yeah:

silverwhite
05-30-2007, 04:14 AM
34 errors in this set doesn't seem possible. that's 8 and a half games.

The stats on the RG site aren't trustworthy ;)

ataptc
05-30-2007, 07:50 AM
Such bad play in the 2nd. Thankfully he managed to win it, else we would all be :mad: Now for an easy 3rd set please :D

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:24 AM
Time for Nole to finish him off :rocker2:

ataptc
05-30-2007, 10:25 AM
Yeah :bounce:

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:26 AM
Yay, Emilie breaks :D

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:26 AM
Nathalie needs to turn it on now, get the break and win in straights. Allez! :fiery:

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:32 AM
Nathalie broke :rocker2:

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:33 AM
Still want to bet on Ginepri, Joe? :p

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:33 AM
6-3 7-6(3) 1-0* Nole :D

break him!

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:34 AM
Janko beating Marat :worship: ajde!

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:35 AM
I want Loit to win this match, but at the same time I'm sick of hearing Sharapova shrieking in my ear.

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:36 AM
One more game, Nathalie :D

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:36 AM
Giraldo holds :mad:

1*-1

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:40 AM
deuce :o

ataptc
05-30-2007, 10:40 AM
Play well and make it easier on yourself, Nole :awww:

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:46 AM
2-1*

Finally he holds.

I love the French support of Emilie :hearts:

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:47 AM
Nathalie fights all the way back to even just to lose the set in a tiebreak :rolleyes: :help:

she better not lose this match :sobbing: she needs it so bad.

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:48 AM
30-15* for Nole :D

ajde!

brb.

Farenhajt
05-30-2007, 10:55 AM
So far in the third set, Nole isn't showing all he's got (if I can be forgiven for saying such a thing in such a thread). He's got a nice headroom though, leading 2 sets by love, but he'll have to get his grips if he's going to win this and deliver all what's required to reach the QF.

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:57 AM
3-2* Nole

break, please.



Janko up 6-4 6-4 1-0* over Safin :banana:

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:59 AM
3*-0 Nathalie in the third :D

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:59 AM
3*-3 Nole

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 10:59 AM
novak i am here now! :lol:

please break!

Scotso
05-30-2007, 10:59 AM
Emilie :sad:

oh well, at least I won't have to listen to that shriek anymore :scared:

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 10:59 AM
or not break, and rather hold?

i'm slow.

ataptc
05-30-2007, 11:00 AM
novak i am here now! :lol:

please break!
Nole,

Please listen to Jess.

Love,
Evelyn.

adynadal
05-30-2007, 11:01 AM
hi,everyone:wavey: !it just got 3:3!i hoped it`s gonna be easier today but Nole is still playing much undeer his actual abilities,isn`t he?i`m not watching so i may be wrong...:sad:

Scotso
05-30-2007, 11:01 AM
Nice, easy win by Ana today. That's a good sign.

adynadal
05-30-2007, 11:01 AM
4:3!Nole took his service game easily!

Scotso
05-30-2007, 11:02 AM
4-3* :D

now break him :fiery:

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 11:03 AM
break break break! come on! :D

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 11:04 AM
Novak On Tv Novak On Tv

Scotso
05-30-2007, 11:04 AM
30-15*

this is it, c'monnnnn


oooo they're showing Nole :D

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 11:04 AM
wtf is that navy blue?

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 11:05 AM
no break :sad: 4-4

Scotso
05-30-2007, 11:05 AM
This Giraldo kid has more game than I was expecting, now I can understand why Nole is struggling. He's kind of cute, too.

But c'mon Nole, finish him off already!

4*-4

Scotso
05-30-2007, 11:06 AM
OMFG... now they leave to interview Peer? wtf?

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 11:06 AM
Don't you leave Novak for Shahar Peer! :armed:

Since when does Justin Gimelstob's hair look like that? He is channeling his inner Elliot Yamin.

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 11:07 AM
This Giraldo kid has more game than I was expecting, now I can understand why Nole is struggling. He's kind of cute, too.

But c'mon Nole, finish him off already!

4*-4

He has more game than I thought too, from the 2 points we got to see. :unsure:

ataptc
05-30-2007, 11:08 AM
Play suspended :help:

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 11:08 AM
Novak back.

Wait no.

FREAKIN RAIN DELAY.

savesthedizzle
05-30-2007, 11:08 AM
But they are showing the rain delay from Court 3. :lol: :shrug: Thanks TTC.