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Wimbledon 2007 SF loss to Nadal (second youngest to make RG & W semis in same year)

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uglyamerican
06-15-2007, 07:18 PM
Ђоковић!!!

savesthedizzle
06-15-2007, 07:39 PM
:D I will be there live for his first round match :D But I leave in 4 days ;) :dance: :dance: I hope it's a good draw and I get to witness a triple bagel :)

jitterbug
06-16-2007, 02:22 AM
I hope it's a good draw and I get to witness a triple bagel :)

6-3 6-3 6-3? :p

Show those cows how grass tennis is played, Nole! :rocker2:

Scotso
06-16-2007, 03:12 AM
ajde Nole! :rocker2:

So is Nole not playing next week or something?

Have fun, Jessa! We'll miss you. You better find a computer once in a while to tell us how you're doing.

jitterbug
06-16-2007, 05:52 AM
He withdrew from Den Bosch :awww:

savesthedizzle
06-16-2007, 12:31 PM
ajde Nole! :rocker2:

So is Nole not playing next week or something?

Have fun, Jessa! We'll miss you. You better find a computer once in a while to tell us how you're doing.

I'll be on a computer all the time :) Don't you worry :)

Scotso
06-16-2007, 06:48 PM
good :yeah:

I will probably, too. I'll have nothing else to do.

uglyamerican
06-16-2007, 06:51 PM
Is Scott going to Washington, this year?

Scotso
06-17-2007, 06:04 PM
Yes, probably. Unless it's as hot as it was last year.

savesthedizzle
06-17-2007, 11:57 PM
I might go to Washington too, now almost definitely because Mary is going for sure, and I'm sure if I ask nicely she will just let me crash in her room for a night if the time she is there is when I wanna go. I need to text her back and ask :)

Scotso
06-18-2007, 03:56 PM
We can hang out :rocker2:

Though I do more stalking of players than watching of tennis.

ataptc
06-18-2007, 05:02 PM
I want to go to the US and watch live tennis too :(

savesthedizzle
06-18-2007, 09:38 PM
We can hang out :rocker2:

Though I do more stalking of players than watching of tennis.

Same ;)

kirkicica
06-19-2007, 12:53 AM
I want to go to the US and watch live tennis too :(
ditto :(

savesthedizzle
06-19-2007, 12:53 AM
Okay, you guys can come :) :dance: Come to the USO and I will be your guide ;)

ataptc
06-19-2007, 04:23 AM
Believe me I want to. I am free but I don't have the money. :crying2:

Okay actually I do, but still it's a lot of money.. If only I could convince my mom... :angel:

Scotso
06-19-2007, 05:45 PM
Don't tell her, just go. :D

ataptc
06-19-2007, 08:56 PM
I can't, I tell her everything. She is like my best friend :p And besides, the money will come from her.. :angel: I'll have to convince her

Scotso
06-20-2007, 05:21 AM
Tell her you accidently sold yourself into slavery for a popsicle and need a lot of money to go buy your freedom.

ataptc
06-20-2007, 11:28 AM
She has a spot-on sixth sense and knows when I'm lying :sad:

Farenhajt
06-20-2007, 03:04 PM
Dušan loses to Reynolds in Q2 :sad: 67 61 36

but

Janko defeats Dlouhy 62 26 75 to advance to Hertogenbosch QF :)

(Sorry, my ladies, for topicking the offtopic off ;) - now that's an interesting grammar question: is it "to topic off" or just "to offtopic"?)

Lee
06-20-2007, 03:17 PM
She has a spot-on sixth sense and knows when I'm lying :sad:

Mother's sixth sense. ;)

ataptc
06-20-2007, 04:58 PM
Dušan loses to Reynolds in Q2 :sad: 67 61 36

but

Janko defeats Dlouhy 62 26 75 to advance to Hertogenbosch QF :)

(Sorry, my ladies, for topicking the offtopic off ;) - now that's an interesting grammar question: is it "to topic off" or just "to offtopic"?)
I have no idea but that was :rolls:

Poor Dušan, but adje Janko!

ataptc
06-20-2007, 05:00 PM
Mother's sixth sense. ;)

I don't have to say anything or react and she can guess what I'm thinking most of the time. Pretty scary sometimes :lol:

Lee
06-20-2007, 05:15 PM
I don't have to say anything or react and she can guess what I'm thinking most of the time. Pretty scary sometimes :lol:

nah, just because she's her eyes trained on you all 19 years. I have that extra 6th sense for my son too.

ataptc
06-20-2007, 05:25 PM
nah, just because she's her eyes trained on you all 19 years. I have that extra 6th sense for my son too.
And we're pretty close too. It can be really funny sometimes, yet scary

Scotso
06-20-2007, 06:11 PM
I try not to lie to my mother, but sometimes it's necessary for her own good. I used to not be able to do it very well, but I've perfected the art. It's easier if you think of something really sad while you're doing it. :p

ataptc
06-20-2007, 06:13 PM
I'm good at lying to other people, but I just can't do it to my mum. And I feel guilty if I lie to her too

We are so off-topic :lol:

kirkicica
06-20-2007, 06:34 PM
What was the topic anyway?? oh yes - Wimbledon :lol:

ok, lets see, back to topic. The seeds are out. Nole is 4-th.

adynadal
06-20-2007, 07:51 PM
What was the topic anyway?? oh yes - Wimbledon :lol:

ok, lets see, back to topic. The seeds are out. Nole is 4-th.

:aparty: :aparty: :aparty:
I KNEW THAT THE OLD GENTELMEN ARE NOT GOING TO DISAPPOINT ME!!!:rocker:
now we know that Rogi is not going to repeat Borg`s record because Nole will kick him in the semi:p :haha: :drink: !!!sorry,Rog!:devil:

savesthedizzle
06-20-2007, 10:25 PM
I'll be at quallies tomorrow :D :dance:

kirkicica
06-20-2007, 10:30 PM
I'll be at quallies tomorrow :D :dance:
YAY! good for you.

don't forget to take notes!
Have fun

Scotso
06-21-2007, 03:59 AM
Have fun Djessa :D You should go see Frank and Edouard :hearts:

I'm hoping Nole is on Rafa's side of the draw.

jitterbug
06-21-2007, 04:10 AM
JESS WHERE ARE YOUUUU

Nole is playing Boodles tomorrow, against Scotland's Jamie Baker!

:D

jeahhh!
06-21-2007, 04:25 AM
I'll be at quallies tomorrow :D :dance:

:D Have fun!!!:dance:

jeahhh!
06-21-2007, 04:25 AM
JESS WHERE ARE YOUUUU

Nole is playing Boodles tomorrow, against Scotland's Jamie Baker!

:D

She was around earlier.:)

ataptc
06-21-2007, 08:24 AM
I'll be at quallies tomorrow :D :dance:
Enjoy yourself and let us know about it :dance:

mmmango
06-21-2007, 04:27 PM
I can't wait. :)

I wasn't able to see much of the RG, because of my exams, but my last exam is on Tuesday, which means more time for tennis!

ataptc
06-21-2007, 05:13 PM
Just in time for Wimbledon :D

jeahhh!
06-21-2007, 05:20 PM
:dance::banana::yippee::bounce:

adynadal
06-21-2007, 08:09 PM
http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z40/AdyNadal/?action=view&current=62ih5hs.jpg


Flying Nole :haha: !i love photo!it`s really cute!:p

Saumon
06-21-2007, 11:19 PM
http://kingsofclay.proboards100.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=1182280347
there are some pics/vids of Nole practicing with... an umbrella :rain: :rolls:

Scotso
06-22-2007, 01:47 AM
http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z40/AdyNadal/?action=view&current=62ih5hs.jpg


Flying Nole :haha: !i love photo!it`s really cute!:p

Nole is always smiling. He seems to have an unconquerable spirit, which is very nice.

jitterbug
06-22-2007, 03:26 AM
My friend went to Boodles yesterday, she said that Nole held the umbrella with one hand, then tossed and hit the ball with the other hand :rolls: they had a couple of false starts yesterday. Pesky rain! :awww:

jeahhh!
06-22-2007, 03:27 AM
:lol:

Saumon
06-22-2007, 07:39 AM
My friend went to Boodles yesterday, she said that Nole held the umbrella with one hand, then tossed and hit the ball with the other hand :rolls: they had a couple of false starts yesterday. Pesky rain! :awww:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqfWusAZa6A ;)

jitterbug
06-22-2007, 08:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqfWusAZa6A ;)

:spit:

Thanks Gab ;)

Saumon
06-22-2007, 10:24 AM
Starace in round one :)

jitterbug
06-22-2007, 10:34 AM
Potato mash for supper :bounce:

Björki
06-22-2007, 10:42 AM
Nole :rocker2:

PennyThePenguin
06-22-2007, 11:30 AM
mash? or baked :angel:

savesthedizzle
06-22-2007, 11:41 AM
Have fun Djessa :D You should go see Frank and Edouard :hearts:

I'm hoping Nole is on Rafa's side of the draw.

ERV is :hearts: He is the new player that belongs in my pants. :lol:

JESS WHERE ARE YOUUUU

Nole is playing Boodles tomorrow, against Scotland's Jamie Baker!

:D

Ugh, I didn't see this, but I was out from about 9 am until almost 11pm anyway.

I got a picture taken with Ilija yesterday :inlove: He is absolutely one of the most insane people I ever have watched. :lol: But he was nice when Adam asked him to take a picture with me. :lol: He even took his sunglasses off for me. :lol: And put his arm around me :inlove: Mahut didn't put his arm around me, lol. But I did get a pic with Mahut too. They're on Adam's camera though. :lol: We met up with some other MTF-ers and WTAW-er (Jimnik, CooCooCachoo and CharDa (I think that's what he said his sn was there..) and then afterwards, most of us went out for dinner together and then Adam and I got lost in London as he drove me home :D OH! I also met Fee.

Alize Cornet is now my favorite player because she's so adorable. She cried in the first set of her match, having this huge breakdown and then came back and won the next four games, to serve for the set, and then her opponent had some fake injury timeout to mess her up, and she lost the first set. :sad: And then in the third set, when she lost, she just started sobbing and says to the chair, "I hate you, I hate you." :rolls: She then sat on the grass and cried for like 30-45 minutes. We were all like :awww: :awww: but she got in as a LL :rocker2: :lol:

Vicente played an incredible 5 setter yesterday and was absolutely hilarious in the ending part of the 5th set.

What else, what else... I don't know, but it was a good day :) After my time runs out here I am going to get some lunch and then maybe just chill somewhere. It's a boring day today :)

silverwhite
06-22-2007, 11:42 AM
Nole's quarter:

[6] Davydenko vs Korolev
Bogdanovic vs Guccione
Monfils vs Johansson
Vliegen vs [32] Monaco

[23] Nalbandian vs Zverev
Dancevic vs Koubek
Devilder vs Zabaleta
Gulbis vs [10] Baghdatis

[16] Hewitt vs Bloomfield
Garcia Lopez vs Bolelli
Mirnyi vs Lu
Navarro-Pastor vs [22] Canas

[30] Volandri vs Kiefer
Santoro vs Karlovic
Delic vs Dlouhy
Starace vs [4] Djokovic

Fab needs to take Dr Ivo out. :help:

savesthedizzle
06-22-2007, 11:43 AM
I don't really like Hewitt in R4, or the prospect of Karlovic so early.

*will not say anything else about the draw since it is tradition for me to be only negative*

silverwhite
06-22-2007, 11:46 AM
Glad you had fun yesterday, Jess. :hug:

And nice to know that you like Alizé too. :lol: She drew Kirilenko in the 1st round though. :help: Be prepared to be dragged along to that match by a drooling Princess. :o

PennyThePenguin
06-22-2007, 11:47 AM
ALLEZ FABRICE!! AJDE NOLE!!! :bounce:

silverwhite
06-22-2007, 11:49 AM
I don't really like Hewitt in R4, or the prospect of Karlovic so early.

*will not say anything else about the draw since it is tradition for me to be only negative*

I'm worried about Karlovic too. Hopefully, the magician will frustrate the hell out of him. :o

uglyamerican
06-22-2007, 12:11 PM
For being away from Federer and getting the weakest 5-8 seed, this draw is pretty tricky.

My expectations are pretty low.

marina988
06-22-2007, 01:26 PM
My expectations are pretty low.
Mine too...... And I'm usually very positive when it comes to Nole,but now........I don't know! :(

Farenhajt
06-22-2007, 01:32 PM
For being away from Federer and getting the weakest 5-8 seed, this draw is pretty tricky.

My expectations are pretty low.

Yes, it does seem as tough a draw as he could get without Rafa or Fed. (Don't overlook Mirnyi who's also there.) I should be prepared for an early knockout, but also hoping for some nice surprises (which he can pull out on a good day).

Then again, if he manages to go past Karlovic, he'll defend the points, which can't be considered bad.

CassL
06-22-2007, 03:30 PM
Tough draw. Karlovic, then Hewitt?:(

His past grasscourt results don't give me confidence.

ataptc
06-22-2007, 03:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqfWusAZa6A ;)
:rolls: Such a comedian.
Alize Cornet is now my favorite player because she's so adorable. She cried in the first set of her match, having this huge breakdown and then came back and won the next four games, to serve for the set, and then her opponent had some fake injury timeout to mess her up, and she lost the first set. :sad: And then in the third set, when she lost, she just started sobbing and says to the chair, "I hate you, I hate you." :rolls: She then sat on the grass and cried for like 30-45 minutes. We were all like :awww: :awww: but she got in as a LL :rocker2: :lol:
I think she's adorable too :D


Good Luck to Nole! Hopefully he has adapted now and can play his best :bounce:

Farenhajt
06-22-2007, 05:31 PM
To make the matters worse, he'll have to do without the lucky yellow shirt ;)

(Though the white apparel ultimately proved not to be jinxy against Patience, so who knows... But hey, maybe black shoes were lucky? Oh dear, he'll have to wear white ones...)

kirkicica
06-22-2007, 05:36 PM
I don't like this draw :mad:
oh, well. one match at the time and we'll see how far he can get.

savesthedizzle
06-22-2007, 06:44 PM
Bad news though. I most likely won't get to see Nole as we plan on possibly getting show court tickets on Monday, not Tuesday. :sad: So no Nole for me at Wimbledon :sad:

Scotso
06-22-2007, 06:57 PM
We met up with ... CooCooCachoo and CharDa

CharlDa ;) He's a really nice guy, so is Coo (most of the time :p) :D

Glad you had fun... and I see you saw Edouard :drool:

Scotso
06-22-2007, 07:00 PM
I must be the only person that likes the draw, but that's fine. Karlovic is a very one-dimensional player and if Clement can beat him twice on grass then I know Nole can do it. Karlovic also underperforms when it matters... like at Wimbledon.

Lleyton isn't really that scary anymore. There are a lot of people in Nole's section that I could see him losing to, but I still think he's the favorite against any of them... so it could have been a lot worse. I'll just hope for the best and see what happens.

ajde Nole! :rocker2:

Scotso
06-22-2007, 07:01 PM
I also want to say that I'm thrilled Frank got in as a LL :D

Farenhajt
06-22-2007, 07:19 PM
I really don't have an in-depth insight in Karlovic's game (besides his serve, of course), but this seems crucial to me: how often, on average, does he suffer a break of serve on grass? If it's like once every 30-40 service games (or rarer), then Nole's serve will have to work like a clock in order to force the tie-breaks.

Also, is Karlovic any good on return? Objectively.

(And I also imagine it might be tricky to put a shot past him on the net, due to huge wingspan.)

jeahhh!
06-22-2007, 07:43 PM
Bad news though. I most likely won't get to see Nole as we plan on possibly getting show court tickets on Monday, not Tuesday. :sad: So no Nole for me at Wimbledon :sad:

:hug::hug:

adynadal
06-22-2007, 09:12 PM
Bad news though. I most likely won't get to see Nole as we plan on possibly getting show court tickets on Monday, not Tuesday. :sad: So no Nole for me at Wimbledon :sad:

:eek: :sad: :hug:

jeahhh!
06-22-2007, 11:21 PM
I also want to say that I'm thrilled Frank got in as a LL :D
I am too.:D :dance:

Scotso
06-23-2007, 06:21 AM
Also, is Karlovic any good on return? Objectively.

(And I also imagine it might be tricky to put a shot past him on the net, due to huge wingspan.)

He's really not THAT great at net... his wingspan is great, but any advantage of that is neutralized by his poor movement and his awkwardness. I mean, he's average at the net. He's from the Henman school... just get to net and you have at least a 50/50 chance. :p Also, the fact that he has such a big wingspan can hurt him if you go right at him with your passing shots.

Karlovic's return game pretty much revolves around him smacking the ball and hoping it goes in. Once in a while he gets lucky and breaks. But if Nole can get him into baseline rallies, he has little chance to win the points.

As long as Nole doesn't panic, he should be able to hang with Karlovic and win the match by taking the big points.

adynadal
06-23-2007, 08:47 AM
as usual i have so many things on my mind but all i am gonna say is that i hate his draw!the thing that gives me hope and makeS me believe is Nole`s great success at Wimly in the last 2 years!he did so well there and he still wasn`t the player he is now,he was so close to the 1/4 finals last year...in addition,his sevice and volleys have improved so much and i`m sure that the great Woody Mark will teach him how to win on grass!!!so let`s keep being possitive!Wimbledon is the greatest tournament in the world and Nole will have a very special place in it this year:banana: :banana: :banana: !AJDE NOVACE!!!

marina988
06-23-2007, 11:48 AM
Go Nole! :)

savesthedizzle
06-23-2007, 12:24 PM
CharlDa ;) He's a really nice guy, so is Coo (most of the time :p) :D

Glad you had fun... and I see you saw Edouard :drool:

He is! I think he is awesome. :lol:

Edouard :drool: is right! :lol:

jitterbug
06-23-2007, 12:35 PM
Edouard :drool: is right! :lol:

Here's a video (http://www.dailymotion.com/jitterbug70/video/x1iffl_ernests-gulbis-wins-besancon) where you have ERV talking for about 20 seconds in the middle of it :lol:

I'd think he's :drool: too if it were not for the fact that he resembles one of my friends from school. It feels incestuous... somehow.

savesthedizzle
06-23-2007, 01:17 PM
Here's a video (http://www.dailymotion.com/jitterbug70/video/x1iffl_ernests-gulbis-wins-besancon) where you have ERV talking for about 20 seconds in the middle of it :lol:

I'd think he's :drool: too if it were not for the fact that he resembles one of my friends from school. It feels incestuous... somehow.

I want to meet your friend from school then! :rolls:

jitterbug
06-23-2007, 01:30 PM
I want to meet your friend from school then! :rolls:

Forgot to mention that my friend is shorter and skinnier than ERV :o but if you like one of those 'lovely personalities' type then you'd get along fine :lol:

Saumon
06-23-2007, 02:17 PM
I've met Edouard in Besançon :lol: he was practicing with Lizard Lips :lol:


http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/ParisTennis/Besancon%202007/2007_0219CH-Besac-2007-0125.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/ParisTennis/Besancon%202007/2007_0219CH-Besac-2007-0121.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/ParisTennis/Besancon%202007/2007_0219CH-Besac-2007-0119.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/ParisTennis/Besancon%202007/2007_0219CH-Besac-2007-0118.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p239/ParisTennis/Besancon%202007/2007_0219CH-Besac-2007-0151.jpg

jitterbug
06-23-2007, 02:20 PM
Were his shorts shorter than normal shorts or is it just me hallucinating? :lol:

savesthedizzle
06-23-2007, 07:12 PM
Edouard + Lizard Lips? How did you not faint?! :lol:

Scotso
06-23-2007, 09:15 PM
Eddie is delicious. End. :p

But we need to start focusing our Jedi mind powers on getting Nole through to the QF ;)

marina988
06-24-2007, 12:51 PM
Eddie is delicious. End. :p

But we need to start focusing our Jedi mind powers on getting Nole through to the QF ;)
That's gonna be tough!:)

jitterbug
06-24-2007, 01:26 PM
The Force would levitate Nole all the way towards the final where he would triple-bagel Roger :rocker2:

(I know some of your are mentally tacking on this bit: "... 6-3 6-3 6-3." :o)

savesthedizzle
06-24-2007, 05:17 PM
Nole will win because I am blessing the AELTC with my presence. Which actually is not usually good luck for him :tape: but this time it will be. :D

Scotso
06-25-2007, 01:27 AM
The Force would levitate Nole all the way towards the final where he would triple-bagel Roger :rocker2:

(I know some of your are mentally tacking on this bit: "... 6-3 6-3 6-3." :o)

If we focus hard enough, I know we can get Nole to the finals! :D

And yes, a triple bagel of the 6-3 6-3 6-3 variety is certainly on the way. :D

adynadal
06-25-2007, 09:57 PM
Our boy is supposed to played last on the Center Court tomorrow!the English are obviously interested to see him,don`t you think?AJDE NOLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
I know he`s gonna take this one! :p

Scotso
06-25-2007, 11:08 PM
Of course he's last. Wouldn't want him to actually get to play, now would we? :p

Who knows, maybe there will be a miracle and it won't rain. Ajde Nole!

Jelena_78
06-26-2007, 10:03 AM
I have just wanted to say the same thing!:smash: for the organisers.
Again... He always gets to play the last match:shrug:
I hope he 'll finish his match today,'cause I'll be really mad:shout: if the rain prevents them...
Of course,Mr.Nadal will safely finish his match:rolleyes:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 10:26 AM
Argh whyyy :smash:

Scotso
06-26-2007, 12:37 PM
I have just wanted to say the same thing!:smash: for the organisers.
Again... He always gets to play the last match:shrug:
I hope he 'll finish his match today,'cause I'll be really mad:shout: if the rain prevents them...
Of course,Mr.Nadal will safely finish his match:rolleyes:

And Roger, of course, got to finish yesterday...

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 01:40 PM
:fiery:

Farenhajt
06-26-2007, 01:59 PM
Djokovic reveals naked ambition
By Mark Hodgkinson
source here (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/main.jhtml?xml=/sport/2007/06/25/stnova125.xml)

Watch out for the wannabe Serbian stripper at Wimbledon. "My goal is to be the No 1 player in the world, that's my goal," Novak Djokovic said. "But my dream, my actual dream, is to win Wimbledon. That's the biggest major of all the majors, as it's the most traditional and you get a special feeling there. If I won, I would probably take all my clothes off."

So Djokovic is the cheeky chappie of tennis, but he is also ferociously ambitious. As he should be. The 20-year-old has become the new Hollywood name in tennis this season, and is unembarrassed about his ambition to one day bump Roger Federer off the top of the tennis tree. And John McEnroe had backed up such a claim, suggesting that Djokovic, fifth in the standings, has both "the game and the attitude" to eventually replace the Swiss as the world No 1.

Almost everyone else in the locker-room treats Federer with great reverence. But Djokovic is not one to idolise an opponent. Perhaps because of that, it has seemed as though there has been a slight edge between Djokovic and Federer, the Wimbledon champion for the last four seasons.

"We've never had a bad relationship, it's just that I had this one situation at the Australia Open this year which was really bad. The press asked me what I was going to do in the fourth-round match with him. They said: 'Are you going to play your best tennis?' I said: 'No, I'm not going to just play my best tennis. I'm going to try hard to win. I'm going to go out there thinking that I can win'. And then people said that I was arrogant, cocky, and I don't know what else," Djokovic said. "It was really bad, but in general, really, my goal is to be the No 1 player in the world. All my life I have been working towards doing that, and I hope to end my career having managed to do that, even if Federer is No 1 for 10 years."

Although it would be a huge shock if Djokovic were to win Wimbledon this summer and perform that Centre Court striptease, few would be that surprised if he went deep into the tournament, perhaps even reaching the semi-finals or final. On his first appearance in 2005, he made the third round, and last summer the fourth round, so he clearly knows what to do on a grass court. And, as he is working with Wimbledon doubles legend Mark Woodforde, his grass-court game can only improve.

Djokovic has become big news very quickly. A week younger than Andy Murray, he was the first of the two to break into the top 10. His run to the French Open semi-finals, where he was beaten by Rafael Nadal, resulted in a parade in his honour in Belgrade, where 20,000 people came out to honour him.

It was unusual preparation for Queen's Club, where he went out in the third round, complaining of a sore arm. "I'm trying not to be a star. I'm trying to stay the same," he said. "It's always nice to win big tournaments, and all the press and all the people put their eyes on you, and focus on your career, and say that you are a great player. I have people coming up to me and saying: 'You're the next No 1'. That's very encouraging for me, that's nice for me, but I want to stay the way I have been all my life, just focused.

"You have to be consistent at this level, and that's the thing I was missing until this year. Back then, I was still young, I was still crazy, still losing my energy, probably thinking about girls, and some other stuff. I'm still crazy, just in a positive way." Crazy enough to want to strip off in front of the Royal Box.

--------

So, girls (and some boys too ;)), you have an extra reason to cheer ;)

ataptc
06-26-2007, 04:56 PM
:lol: What a cheeky boy.

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 04:57 PM
:rolls:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:11 PM
Nole time.:dance:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:13 PM
Still good weather :dance:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:14 PM
:bounce:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:16 PM
Please win quickly Maria so I can have Nole on my tv.

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:17 PM
I am watching Venus.:rolleyes:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:29 PM
Nole on the scoreboard :bounce:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:31 PM
:yippee: He held.:D

Are you wearing yellow?:rolls:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:33 PM
Oh no!! Let me get it now

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:34 PM
:)

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:38 PM
Up a break.:dance:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:38 PM
he broke :dance:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:41 PM
my scoreboard is not working.. html scoreboard sucks!

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:42 PM
3-0 :)

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:42 PM
MTF is being so slow for me.:sobbing:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:44 PM
my scoreboard is not working.. html scoreboard sucks!

:awww::hug:


:dance: 3-0

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:47 PM
4-0:)

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:48 PM
MTF is being so slow for me.:sobbing:
Let me change to Opera and see if it's faster :(

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:49 PM
Seriously this Venus match needs to end.:sobbing:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:50 PM
Let me change to Opera and see if it's faster :(

Okay.:hug:


5-0

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:50 PM
5-0 :dance:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:50 PM
Same for Maria's match :rolleyes:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:53 PM
Venus needs to hold and Maria needs to break.

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:55 PM
Did both those matches finish at the same time?:lol:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:56 PM
Maria won like finally! Please show Nole after the break. I don't like the html scoreboard :(

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:57 PM
Did both those matches finish at the same time?:lol:
Did they? :lol:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 06:58 PM
A bagel :rocker2:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 06:59 PM
Bagel.:lick:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 07:01 PM
Did they? :lol:

I think they might of.:lol:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 07:02 PM
:fiery: They're showing Venus *4-5 in the 3rd :rolleyes:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 07:04 PM
:hug:
They are showing the commentators talking about Venus.

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 07:09 PM
They are showing us the Maria match.:(

ataptc
06-26-2007, 07:11 PM
:hug: Venus is serving for the match on tv here, and after this they're gonna show the end of Rafa-Mardy :rolleyes:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 07:14 PM
:hug: Thay said they are gonna show this then the Baghdatis,Gulbis match.

ataptc
06-26-2007, 07:16 PM
Nole broke for 4-2 :)

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 07:19 PM
:dance:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 07:19 PM
:hug: Thay said they are gonna show this then the Baghdatis,Gulbis match.
I would choose watching Ernests live on tv than all this repeat crap.

ataptc
06-26-2007, 07:26 PM
6-3 in the 2nd :dance:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 07:30 PM
:banana:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 07:31 PM
I would choose watching Ernests live on tv than all this repeat crap.

:hug::hug:

I am watching the Sharapova match and all I can think of is how much I dislike her dress.:tape:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 07:34 PM
Kuznetsova now :sobbing:

:hug::hug:

I am watching the Sharapova match and all I can think of is how much I dislike her dress.:tape:
Oh yes one of her worst ever. The flaps at the back look like what a dinosaur would have on its back

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 07:41 PM
:hug:

I know the dress is awful, it's right up there with her US Open dress from last year.:help:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 07:44 PM
3-1 to Nole :banana:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 07:49 PM
I know the dress is awful, it's right up there with her US Open dress from last year.:help:
I liked the black dress she wore then

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 07:49 PM
:bounce:

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 07:51 PM
I liked the black dress she wore then

:awww:

I absolutely hated it.:sobbing::tape: I couldn't stand the neck.:help::o

ataptc
06-26-2007, 07:55 PM
:awww:

I absolutely hated it.:sobbing::tape: I couldn't stand the neck.:help::o

I thought it was nice but not really suitable for playing tennis in though. More like a formal kind of dress :awww:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 07:57 PM
argh potato head broke back. 0-30 *3-4 now for Nole

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 07:59 PM
I thought it was nice but not really suitable for playing tennis in though. More like a formal kind of dress :awww:
es well as a formal dress it would have worked. But I hated it as atennis dress, I thought it looked ridiculous.
argh potato head broke back. 0-30 *3-4 now for Nole
:(

ataptc
06-26-2007, 08:03 PM
nole broke back and serving for the match at 5-4 now :bounce:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 08:06 PM
and he won 6-0 6-3 6-4 :banana:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 08:08 PM
es well as a formal dress it would have worked. But I hated it as atennis dress, I thought it looked ridiculous.
Quite true :lol:

ataptc
06-26-2007, 08:08 PM
I wonder if Jess got centre court tickets for today..

Well, time for me to :zzz:

:wavey:

kirkicica
06-26-2007, 08:11 PM
Nice and easy :bigclap:
1 down, 6 more to go ;)

btw. Hi guys :wavey: I've been off for some time.

ataptc
06-26-2007, 08:14 PM
Jelena! Let me say hi before I go off :wavey:

kirkicica
06-26-2007, 08:16 PM
Jelena! Let me say hi before I go off :wavey:
Hi :wavey:
and bye ;)
see you tomorrow. I'll be here from now on.

Anne-Claire
06-26-2007, 08:25 PM
Nice easy win :bounce:

001
06-26-2007, 08:27 PM
very nice!!! :) i like watching him on the grass , he'll be a king of the wimbly one day!!!

jeahhh!
06-26-2007, 08:41 PM
:woohoo:

kirkicica
06-26-2007, 08:43 PM
Aimee! your avatar :lol:

Lee
06-26-2007, 09:38 PM
:hug::hug:

I am watching the Sharapova match and all I can think of is how much I dislike her dress.:tape:

She's not a 5 years old little girl who needs ruffles on her skirts. :tape:

Lee
06-26-2007, 09:38 PM
ESPN COVERAGE SUCKS :fiery:

Scotso
06-26-2007, 10:17 PM
So three great things about today:

1) Nole won easily. :banana:
2) Karlovic lost. ;)
3) Lleyton looked very unimpressive.

All bode well for Novakito's chances here. I'm hoping for at least a 4th round to defend his points from last year. But it would certainly be nice if he went even further. :D

silverwhite
06-26-2007, 10:48 PM
So three great things about today:

1) Nole won easily. :banana:
2) Karlovic lost. ;)
3) Lleyton looked very unimpressive.

All bode well for Novakito's chances here. I'm hoping for at least a 4th round to defend his points from last year. But it would certainly be nice if he went even further. :D

Exactly what I was thinking :D

Farenhajt
06-26-2007, 11:18 PM
Amer Delic should be a good match-up for Nole (you Americans will possibly know better), and Nole should win. But then it most probably comes Santoro, and he's quite a good S/V and very experienced, that promises to be an interesting match.

On the other hand, I hope Ziki will give Nole some insider advice on how to play Santoro ;)

savesthedizzle
06-27-2007, 10:56 AM
Ye of little faith. I knew all along the heavens would not keep from seeing my beloved Nole on Centre Court!!!! :angel: I told everyone I saw ALL DAY that it was not going to rain, no one believed me because it really looked like it was about to, but it didn't :D It sucks it wasn't televised. I would surely have been on TV. I was directly at the net, about 10 rows back, waving a Serbian flag. :rolls:

I wonder if Jess got centre court tickets for today..

Well, time for me to :zzz:

:wavey:

Ja!!!! :D Sleeping in the queue overnight after going to tennis on Monday was WORTH IT :D

very nice!!! :) i like watching him on the grass , he'll be a king of the wimbly one day!!!

NIKOLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :inlove: :inlove: You've been missed here :D

Amer Delic should be a good match-up for Nole (you Americans will possibly know better), and Nole should win. But then it most probably comes Santoro, and he's quite a good S/V and very experienced, that promises to be an interesting match.

On the other hand, I hope Ziki will give Nole some insider advice on how to play Santoro ;)

He should beat Delic :) Santoro will be interesting for sure. But I feel better about that than Karlovic :dance:

jeahhh!
06-27-2007, 01:42 PM
Aimee! your avatar :lol:
:rolls:
She's not a 5 years old little girl who needs ruffles on her skirts. :tape:
Seriously.:o
ESPN COVERAGE SUCKS :fiery:
Indeed.:mad:
So three great things about today:

1) Nole won easily. :banana:
2) Karlovic lost. ;)
3) Lleyton looked very unimpressive.

All bode well for Novakito's chances here. I'm hoping for at least a 4th round to defend his points from last year. But it would certainly be nice if he went even further. :D
:dance:
Ye of little faith. I knew all along the heavens would not keep from seeing my beloved Nole on Centre Court!!!! :angel: I told everyone I saw ALL DAY that it was not going to rain, no one believed me because it really looked like it was about to, but it didn't :D It sucks it wasn't televised. I would surely have been on TV. I was directly at the net, about 10 rows back, waving a Serbian flag. :rolls:



Ja!!!! Sleeping in the queue overnight after going to tennis on Monday was WORTH IT



NIKOLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :inlove: You've been missed here



He should beat Delic :) Santoro will be interesting for sure. But I feel better about that than Karlovic :dance:

Glad you got to see him.:D

We sure didn't:sobbing::sobbing: Stupid Tv coverage.:fiery:

PennyThePenguin
06-27-2007, 01:53 PM
aimee. is your chicken doing a peter crouch impression?

jeahhh!
06-27-2007, 01:55 PM
:lol: I don't think so. But I'm not fully positive about that.;)

jitterbug
06-27-2007, 02:12 PM
aimee. is your chicken doing a peter crouch impression?

Peter Crouch. Hotttt :drool:

Farenhajt
06-27-2007, 03:34 PM
Janko is quickly becoming a 5-setter specialist! :) After coming back from 0-2 against Peya, now he defeats Florent Serra 63 62 67 36 62. Well done, Janko :)

Jelena_78
06-27-2007, 08:32 PM
Since lot of unfinished matches are rescheduled for tomorrow,I expect Djoko will again play the last match on the court:rolleyes:
I hope he plays really well tomorrow,because Delic might cause problems:eek: :tape: :awww: :bolt:
Ajde Nole!:clap2:
I hope we'll have reason for celebration after the match though:clap2: :dance: :yippee: :rocker:

Scotso
06-27-2007, 09:56 PM
He's third match on court 2, so hopefully he will get to play.

ajde Nole! :D

Jelena_78
06-27-2007, 10:15 PM
:worship: :worship:
And they realised they could move matches to be played earlier!
Wow:eek: They have brains :banghead: :scratch:
AJDE NOLE!

CassL
06-28-2007, 12:52 AM
I hope ESPN shows some parts of his match.

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 02:39 AM
:bounce:

uglyamerican
06-28-2007, 03:19 AM
Novak won on Orthodox Christmas (I think) and on Palm Sunday, so he will surely win on June 28!

ataptc
06-28-2007, 05:48 AM
Glad you got to see him.:D

We sure didn't:sobbing::sobbing: Stupid Tv coverage.:fiery:
Yes :fiery:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 05:49 AM
Peter Crouch. Hotttt :drool:
Are you serious? :unsure:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 05:49 AM
Anyway, ajde Nole :bounce:

Why must he face Amer though? :sad:

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 05:56 AM
Yes :fiery:
Seriously they better show him tomorrow.:armed:
Anyway, ajde Nole :bounce:

Why must he face Amer though? :sad:

I know I hate that they have to play each other.:sobbing::sobbing:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 05:59 AM
Seriously they better show him tomorrow.:armed:
Yes :armed:
I know I hate that they have to play each other.:sobbing::sobbing:
:sobbing:

kirkicica
06-28-2007, 06:05 AM
They will show him here, but I will probably be out, so I won't be able to watch it, or cheer here with you guys :sad:
I like Delić too, but when he's playing against Nole, I can easily forget that I like him.

ataptc
06-28-2007, 06:07 AM
If there's rain delay, I may not be able to stay up :( I hope the weather holds up!

jitterbug
06-28-2007, 06:44 AM
Are you serious? :unsure:

Hot legs :p I like Gary Neville and Solksjaer too :o

PennyThePenguin
06-28-2007, 01:45 PM
ajde novak! the weather's looking ok thus far.

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 01:51 PM
:dance:

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 01:56 PM
Yes :fiery:

They showed Nole's first round match during the rain delay yesterday. :p

PennyThePenguin
06-28-2007, 02:01 PM
and you didn't tell me :sad:

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 02:34 PM
Didn't know that you didn't know. :lol:

It was at the end of the broadcast, around 12/1 am. :p

PennyThePenguin
06-28-2007, 02:41 PM
wah. so late. i was in dreamland by then

savesthedizzle
06-28-2007, 02:43 PM
Did they show me on TV?!?!?!

I was wearing sunglases and waving a flag. I'm fairly certain I was the ONLY person with a Serbian flag there :D :dance:

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 02:51 PM
Did they show me on TV?!?!?!

I was wearing sunglases and waving a flag. I'm fairly certain I was the ONLY person with a Serbian flag there :D :dance:

I didn't see you. :(

I didn't see you at Henman's match either. I usually run to the computer or do other stuff during the change-overs. :lol:

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 02:59 PM
They had better show his match.:sobbing::sobbing:

savesthedizzle
06-28-2007, 03:01 PM
BOOOO. I was so certain they'd show me during Nole's match if it was televised anywhere. :rolls:

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 03:06 PM
BOOOO. I was so certain they'd show me during Nole's match if it was televised anywhere. :rolls:

They probably did, but like I said, I don't pay attention during the change-overs. :o

savesthedizzle
06-28-2007, 03:11 PM
They probably did, but like I said, I don't pay attention during the change-overs. :o

Haha okayyyyy. I'll excuse you then. :p

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 03:13 PM
Haha okayyyyy. I'll excuse you then. :p

Sorry, I totally forgot that you were at the match. :o

savesthedizzle
06-28-2007, 03:17 PM
In other draw news, Kiefer beat Santoro. He looked good when I watched against Volandri but I don't think he's fully back yet. If Nole faces him he *should* win, I think. :)

PennyThePenguin
06-28-2007, 03:21 PM
fabrice :sad: and timmay's fighting back!

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 03:24 PM
Fabrice:sobbing:

C'mon Timmay!!!:rocker2:

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 03:39 PM
Nole:banana:

CassL
06-28-2007, 03:44 PM
Well, it seems ESPN isn't going to show Nole's match. Tim's in another one of his rollercoaster 5-set match.

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 03:49 PM
Tim loves his 5 setters.

CassL
06-28-2007, 04:07 PM
Well, Nole's a break down right now.

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 04:10 PM
:sad:

Lee
06-28-2007, 04:14 PM
anyone watching other than SB?

ataptc
06-28-2007, 04:19 PM
They showed Nole's first round match during the rain delay yesterday. :p
Didn't know that you didn't know. :lol:

It was at the end of the broadcast, around 12/1 am. :p
:sad: :sad: I was still awake

jitterbug
06-28-2007, 04:21 PM
I hate Feli.

ataptc
06-28-2007, 04:21 PM
I didn't see you at Henman's match either. I usually run to the computer or do other stuff during the change-overs. :lol:
The reason why I bought a laptop :angel:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 04:21 PM
Timmay :awww:

savesthedizzle
06-28-2007, 04:22 PM
Nole. What is happening/!?!?!??!

I need to buy Wimbledon live if Nole gets through this.

Lee
06-28-2007, 04:24 PM
from stat, it seems nole let amer dictating play in 2nd set which is dangerous on grass and amer is serving incredibly too. 6 aces in one set.

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 04:25 PM
I hate Feli.
Me too.
Timmay :awww:

:sobbing:

kirkicica
06-28-2007, 04:26 PM
anyone watching other than SB?
I am. sort of.

You know my superstition, so I'm just turning the TV on from time to time.

Nole is playing well, but Delić's serve is really on today.

Lee
06-28-2007, 04:29 PM
i should stay out of sb and here too :tape:

espn is going to show screamapova :rolleyes:

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 04:31 PM
Nole and Amer on my Tv.:dance:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 04:31 PM
But he's 2-0 up in the 3rd :dance:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 04:32 PM
I like Amer too so Nole can win in 4 ;)

kirkicica
06-28-2007, 04:34 PM
I like Amer too so Nole can win in 4 ;)
I agree. Amer is cool, so winning in 4 would be just fine.

ataptc
06-28-2007, 04:34 PM
espn is going to show screamapova :rolleyes:
Here too :sad:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 04:37 PM
I agree. Amer is cool, so winning in 4 would be just fine.

Yup I'm satisfied with him winning one set :dance: Now time to cheer for Nole :bounce:

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 04:41 PM
Yup I'm satisfied with him winning one set :dance: Now time to cheer for Nole :bounce:

Yes :D

ataptc
06-28-2007, 04:45 PM
All of us agree as usual :dance:

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 04:47 PM
Yes.:lol:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 04:56 PM
Nole won 6-3 in the third :dance:

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 05:00 PM
:banana:

savesthedizzle
06-28-2007, 05:03 PM
Deuce on Nole's serve. :unsure:

kirkicica
06-28-2007, 05:06 PM
Early break and held for 2:0:dance:
This board is so slow that this post will probably show after the match is over:rolleyes:

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 05:07 PM
MTF:fiery::armed:

kirkicica
06-28-2007, 05:17 PM
broken :sad:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 05:18 PM
Now they're at 3 all. So Nole got broken back. C'mon Nole :bounce:

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 05:18 PM
Come on, Nole! Break him!

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 05:18 PM
OK, in case anyone was wondering why I disappeared just now, it was because MTF and WTAWorld stopped loading on my browser. Eventually, I discovered that it was because of Firefox so I switched to IE. I don't know why Firefox does this from time to time. :confused:

kirkicica
06-28-2007, 05:21 PM
OK, in case anyone was wondering why I disappeared just now, it was because MTF and WTAWorld stopped loading on my browser. Eventually, I discovered that it was because of Firefox so I switched to IE. I don't know why Firefox does this from time to time. :confused:
same problem here.
he broke back :worship:
I hope this post won't show too late..

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 05:21 PM
He broke :rocker2:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 05:22 PM
It happens on Safari too :(

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 05:22 PM
same problem here.
he broke back :worship:
I hope this post won't show too late..

Do you know why this happens? :o :p

kirkicica
06-28-2007, 05:24 PM
Do you know why this happens? :o :p
no idea.
but it's working fine now :shrug:
And he held :rocker:

kirkicica
06-28-2007, 05:25 PM
Do you know why this happens? :o :p
no idea.

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 05:26 PM
Serve it out, Nole :yeah:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 05:27 PM
Yeah c'mon Nole :bounce:

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 05:29 PM
5-5 :help:

jeahhh!
06-28-2007, 05:30 PM
Broken.:(

ataptc
06-28-2007, 05:31 PM
:speakles:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 05:36 PM
If this goes into a 5th set, :unsure:

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 05:38 PM
TB. Ajde!

CassL
06-28-2007, 05:38 PM
come on, Nole

savesthedizzle
06-28-2007, 05:39 PM
:scared:

ataptc
06-28-2007, 05:40 PM
I finally get to see Nole on tv. :D

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 05:41 PM
5-2 :d

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 05:42 PM
I finally get to see Nole on tv. :D

You mean they moved away from Sl*ta's match? :tape:

BTW, did they show Venus today? :confused:

Lee
06-28-2007, 05:43 PM
finally

silverwhite
06-28-2007, 05:43 PM
Yessssssssss. :D

ataptc
06-28-2007, 05:43 PM
I'm satisfied with the match, with Nole winning in 4 and Delic giving him a hard fight :dance: