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The Asian/European Indoor Swing... The Karate Kid Returns!

jitterbug
09-26-2007, 03:29 AM
October 8th-14th - IF Stockholm Open (http://www.stockholmopen.se/t1.asp?p=345889)
Mario goes to Stockholm this week! Other players in the draw include Blake, Berdych and Haas :cool:

October 15th-21st - Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid (http://www.tennis-masters-madrid.com//eng/index.htm)
In a 48-man draw, Mario barely missed the cut as he was ranked 37th during sign-up. However, Dominik Hrbaty withdrew with an arm injury and opened up a main draw spot for Mario as the first alternate.

October 22nd-28th - St Petersburg Open (http://www.spbopen.ru/en/)
He has also signed up for St Petersburg as the defending champion! No prizes for guessing who I want to meet each other in the finals ;)

http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/11/13/375852/mario-spb.PNG

kanok02
09-26-2007, 11:04 AM
wowww!!! thanks to update.:wavey:

liz-bj
09-26-2007, 10:01 PM
Great news!

chabela
09-28-2007, 07:17 PM
Unfortunately MARIO withdrawn from Tokio :sad: :sad:

:wavey:

Jadranka
09-28-2007, 08:48 PM
Unfortunately MARIO withdrawn from Tokio :sad: :sad:

:wavey:

yep, true :awww:

ataptc
09-29-2007, 01:44 AM
I hope he doesn't miss the whole indoor season :(

jitterbug
09-29-2007, 05:52 AM
Have removed Tokyo from the list :awww: he probably thinks it's too much of a hassle to travel all the way just for one tournament? :scratch: I hope so, anyway.

linus
09-29-2007, 10:10 AM
Wont be surprised if Mario cuts off more schedules :shrug: :sad:

Not a bad thing to get enough ready before he indeed plans to go back there, good luck Mario :angel:

jitterbug
09-29-2007, 10:13 AM
As long as he's back for the Australian Open... :angel:

kanok02
09-29-2007, 02:54 PM
As long as he's back for the Australian Open... :angel:

I hope so..:angel:

maiden
09-29-2007, 04:00 PM
Good luck for the rest of the year Mario! :yeah:

liz-bj
09-29-2007, 04:04 PM
Unfortunately MARIO withdrawn from Tokio :sad: :sad:

:wavey:

Poor Mario :sad:

KitinovRules
09-30-2007, 04:31 PM
I think he will play in Stockholm, which means that will try to play as much as he can matches up to the end of the season.
The real form we will see in Australia in January next year.

The most important thing for him is to stay healthy.

We will never know what could of happened if he had not got those ilnesses and injuries.

fanancic
10-03-2007, 03:13 PM
Mario is at the moment in Stockolm and he is practising, so it seems that he will play... It is very good news!

Jadranka
10-06-2007, 03:41 PM
(1) James Blake (USA) - Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)
Qualifier - Frank Dancevic (CAN)
Peter Luczak (AUS) - Benjamin Becker (GER)
Qualifier - (6) Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)

(3) Tommy Robredo - Michael Llodra (FRA)
Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) - Thomas Johansson (SWE)
Amer Delic (USA) - Mario Ancic (CRO)
Vincent Spadea (USA) - (8) Fernando Verdasco (ESP)

(5) Juan Monaco (ARG) - (WC) Ervin Eleskovic (SWE)
Qualifier - Oscar Hernandez (ESP)
Qualifier - Albert Montanez (ESP)
Olivier Rochus (BEL) - (4) Tommy Haas (GER)

(7) Ivo Karlovic (CRO) - Nicolas Massu (CHI)
Carlos Berlocq (ARG) - (WC) Joachim Johansson (SWE)
Arnaud Clement (FRA) - Qualifier
(WC) Michael Ryderstedt - David Ferrer (ESP)

Amer :awww:

jitterbug
10-06-2007, 03:52 PM
Mario can rock them all :rocker2:

fanancic
10-06-2007, 04:20 PM
good luck mario! it will be difficult but the most important is to see him back!

Jadranka
10-06-2007, 04:22 PM
can't wait to see Mario's new pics :D

asma jaouadi
10-06-2007, 04:40 PM
yep :)

neenah
10-06-2007, 07:40 PM
Good luck Mario! :woohoo:

linus
10-06-2007, 08:46 PM
Delic can be beaten :p otherwise Mario should take more time off court ;)

linus
10-06-2007, 08:47 PM
Ajmo :rocker2:

Varya
10-07-2007, 03:42 PM
:woohoo::woohoo: :woohoo:
:rocker2::rocker2: :rocker2:
:banana::banana: :banana:

jitterbug
10-09-2007, 12:47 AM
He's scheduled to play at 2.30pm Stockholm time today! :rocker2:

... and they put him on Centre Court!

jitterbug
10-09-2007, 01:42 PM
Mario is about to serve to start the match.. where is everyone? :awww:

chabela
10-09-2007, 02:29 PM
Mario 6-1 3-2, come on!!!!! :bigclap:

jitterbug
10-09-2007, 02:31 PM
6-1 in the first set and now serving at 3*-2 in the second.. :D

jitterbug
10-09-2007, 02:56 PM
M Ancic (CRO) def A Delic (USA) 6-1 6-4

He won! :banana: :woohoo:

chabela
10-09-2007, 02:57 PM
MARIO WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6-1 6-4 :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bigclap:



:smooch:

nano
10-09-2007, 03:06 PM
:) Well done!!!:smooch: :bigclap:

chabela
10-09-2007, 03:12 PM
4 aces, 62% first serve are not the best numbers for MARIO, but the most important is that he won!!!.

next, Verdasco/Spadea , difficult, but not imposible :rolleyes:

jitterbug
10-09-2007, 03:15 PM
82% of first serve points won.. that's what counts more :D

Varya
10-09-2007, 04:01 PM
:banana:Congrate Mario!!:rocker2:

neenah
10-09-2007, 08:32 PM
:woohoo: I'm so happy he's back!!

fanancic
10-09-2007, 08:33 PM
Well one Mario!!! I am so happy to see him back!

fanancic
10-09-2007, 08:36 PM
an article about Mario's win :


Stockholm - Mario Ancic sent Amer Delic to his tenth straight loss with a 6-1, 6-4 result to move into the second round of the Stockholm Open on Tuesday. The unseeded Ancic is hoping that his second return to form this season will be a lasting effort in the closing stages of the 2007 campaign.

Off court, second seed David Ferrer, last week's Tokyo champion, withdrew with a hamstring injury, joining former seeds Tommy Robredo and Tomas Berdych is pulling the plug on the indoor event.

Ancic, a 2004 Wimbledon semi-finalist, lost six months to mononucleosis from February, then injured his shoulder just a few weeks after a tentative comeback over the summer which kept him out another month.

The number 56 had won his last match nearly two months ago.

"I'm still very careful with practise, now and then I still wake up tired and cant do anything that day," he confessed. "But I feel good now and that's the most important thing.

"I'm focussing now on just playing my game. When I'm healthy, I believe that I belong in the Top ten.

"But I know I have a long way to go, It's s long road back. Lots of guys are playing great now.

"I really missed the game and I so much wanted to start again."

Ancic dominated against Delic, 85th in the world and 9-23 on the season. The pair - Delic was born Bosnian - are old friends, having grown up together in the game.

Delic has gone winless since advancing to the Wimbledon second round in June.

Ancic ripped through the first set and secured a 4-2 lead in the second. But Delic rose briefly to the occasion as he saved two match points and forced Ancic to deal with a break points in the final game.

The win took 72 minutes and puts Ancic into a match against either American Vince Spadea or eight seed Fernando Verdasco on Thursday.

Top seed James Blake, winner of the last two editions, was taking his perfect 10-0 Stockholm record onto court in a first-round contest against Jonas Bjorkman, a Swedish champion at home ten years ago.

Fourth-seeded Tommy Haas will try to recover form as he chases a possible place at the season-ending Masters Cup.

The German stands 12th in a tightly packed race less than a dozen points from a potential spot in Shanghai's eight-man field next month.

Among those he is chasing include provisional ninth Blake, Frenchman Richard Gasquet and Czech Tomas Berdych. Haas will play Stockholm for the first time since losing a 2004 semi-final to Andre Agassi, taking on Belgian Olivier Rochus.

Deathless Mortal
10-09-2007, 10:34 PM
Nice win for Mario today :) :yeah:

kanok02
10-10-2007, 02:36 AM
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!! Super Mario" :bigclap:

I feel a bit sad :sad: that I could not see him play (in my country),anyway good news from all of you :angel: .
I found some article from ATP website :wavey:
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/2007news/stockholm_tuesday.asp

"Croatian Mario Ancic returned to the ATP circuit in style with a 6-1 6-4 victory over American Amer Delic in one hour and 12 minutes.

The 23-year-old has struggled with illness and injury in 2007, missing six months of the year suffering from mononucleosis and then being forced to withdraw from the US Open with a shoulder injury causing his ranking to plummet to 56.

Consequently, Ancic had not played since falling in the first round in New Haven (l. to Wawrinka) but converted on three of eight break points to advance to the second round on Tuesday. He reached the quarterfinals in Stockholm in 2003 (l. to Fish)

Ancic now improves to 7-7 for the season and will face either unseeded American Vincent Spadea or eighth-seeded Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the next round. World No. 85 Delic, who was making his debut in Stockholm, slips to 9-23 for the season and extends his match losing streak to nine, dating back to Wimbledon (l. to Dlouhy).

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Ancic: [On how he played:] "It was tough to play out there, we are such great friends. I have to say I was feeling great on the court, I was returning unbelievably. He can be dangerous, especially indoors.

[On returning to the ATP circuit:] "I’m just happy to be on the court this year. The goal for this year is hopefully I can play these couple of tournaments until the end of the year, be healthy, be with the fans, be with the guys in the locker room, have fun, this is everything what I’ve been missing."

I really miss you too,Mario.:hug:

lor3
10-10-2007, 05:01 PM
Verdasco withdraw so next would be a lucky looser who beat today Spadea so it should be easier

liz-bj
10-10-2007, 10:35 PM
:wavey:
Well done Mario! :hug:
Chabela, no sabés si pasan el torneo de Estocolmo x Fox Sports?, gracias.

chabela
10-10-2007, 10:58 PM
:wavey:
Well done Mario! :hug:
Chabela, no sabés si pasan el torneo de Estocolmo x Fox Sports?, gracias.

No Liz, lamentablemente no. Por Fox pasan Moscú y por Tyc pasan Viena. :( , ojalá lo podamos ver en Madrid ;)

:wavey:

kanok02
10-11-2007, 05:06 AM
CENTRE COURT
Match start At: 1.00 PM

Mario ANCIC (CRO) :boxing: Bjorn REHNQUIST (SWE)

Good Luck!! Super MARIO :rocker: :rocker:

jitterbug
10-11-2007, 12:35 PM
Mario is 5-0 up after 19 minutes :eek:

.. and he hasn't dropped a single point on serve :worship:

jitterbug
10-11-2007, 01:18 PM
He wins, 6-1 6-3 :worship:

Two breaks in each set, 11 aces and only one first serve point lost :banana:

fanancic
10-11-2007, 01:18 PM
Mario won 61 63!!

nano
10-11-2007, 01:26 PM
Mario! :bigclap: :hug:

jitterbug
10-11-2007, 01:27 PM
He's in the quarterfinals! :rocker2:

LOVE_RAFA
10-11-2007, 07:04 PM
YEEES!:worship: :worship: :worship:
Mario!:inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

amdany
10-11-2007, 08:54 PM
congrats Mario

neenah
10-12-2007, 02:15 AM
:woohoo:

janje17
10-12-2007, 02:54 AM
bravo mario!!!!!

who does he play now?

jitterbug
10-12-2007, 06:11 AM
bravo mario!!!!!

who does he play now?

Tojo ;)

He beat Tojo in the finals of St Petersburg last year - let's do it again! :rocker2:

Jelena_78
10-12-2007, 08:46 AM
Good luck Mario!!!:clap2:

LOVE_RAFA
10-12-2007, 11:09 AM
Success to Mario!!! *in love*

linus
10-12-2007, 01:03 PM
Ajmo Mario :yippee:

To-jo isnt in his good enough form either so still chances there :p

ataptc
10-12-2007, 03:41 PM
:banana: keep it up Mario!

chabela
10-12-2007, 05:54 PM
I found this interview (http://www.javno.com/en/sports/clanak.php?id=88950) .

After nearly eight months of being away from the court, Mario Ancic has lined up two convincing wins in Stockholm and is exceptionally pleased with his comeback matches.

-My shoulder is excellent, I feel well. You play to win, but the most important thing for me at this stage is to feel well after the match and that there are no pains. I am ready to play two matches in a line and this is only a bonus for everything I have tried in the past months. I hope this is behind me and that I will return to top tennis in continuity- Mario said in an interview for Javno.org web site.

The question is his physical form after he suffered mononucleosis because Mario was one of the best prepared players on the Tour before the illness.

-I can`t say I`m 100% well yet, there are consequences surely. I`ve talked with athletes and there is a period when you need time to come back absolutely prepared. I practice normally, but I need a little bit more time to rest. This is my reality, I read my body`s signals, we modify trainings. The only goal is to stay healthy. At the start of the season I didn`t know if I will ever be playing again and now I am in my first quarter-finals of the season. I feel well in the locker-room among players and my only goal is to stay healthy.

Mario believes this comeback is better than he had expected and he is especially satisfied with his court game.

-I was great in these two matches, better than I had expected. I placed pressure on the return and felt well on the court. I was aggressive and I think I played great. But this is only the beginning, I know I have a tough way of climbing back to the very top-.:worship: :worship:

There has been a lot of talk about match-rigging in tennis, and Novak Djokovic has received an offer to intentionally loose.

-I`ve never had such offers. As far as betting goes, this is present in all sports. I would like it to be abolished from sports. Because of the fans that follow us all year round, to see real matches, real fights. This is my message to everyone-.


:rolleyes:

asma jaouadi
10-12-2007, 06:03 PM
thx a lot chabela :)

chabela
10-12-2007, 06:42 PM
MARIO WON 1ST SET 6-4 :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

Jadranka
10-12-2007, 06:53 PM
6-4, 1-1 :woohoo:

chabela
10-12-2007, 07:42 PM
Mario lost 2nd set 7-5. His server doesn't work as in 1rd set

DALE MARIO, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

chabela
10-12-2007, 08:46 PM
Ohhhh, MARIO LOST :sad: :sad: :sad: . After 2:25 h he lost in tie-break 7-6 (3). He could break when TJ was serving for the match. But he could resist a long match. It's good.

The best for MADRID !!!!!!

asma jaouadi
10-12-2007, 09:02 PM
ken na7a el salib raw irbi7 :(:(:(:(

Jadranka
10-13-2007, 09:51 AM
However, Mario played good this week :yeah:

LOVE_RAFA
10-13-2007, 03:36 PM
Ajmo Mario!!! :)

MariaV
10-13-2007, 03:40 PM
However, Mario played good this week :yeah:

Yes, it's good to see him back. :D

Lovely avvy btw. :wavey:

Jadranka
10-13-2007, 04:05 PM
Yes, it's good to see him back. :D

Lovely avvy btw. :wavey:

thx :hug:

jitterbug
10-14-2007, 12:37 PM
Mario will play a qualifier in Madrid! :rocker2:

MADRID MASTERS MAIN DRAW - BOTTOM HALF

[6] BLAKE, James USA vs BYE
ANCIC, Mario CRO vs QUALIFIER
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs FISH, Mardy USA
[10] GASQUET, Richard FRA vs BYE

[14] MOYA, Carlos ESP vs BYE
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP vs QUALIFIER
[WC] MONTANES, Albert ESP vs VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
[3] DJOKOVIC, Novak vs BYE

[8] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs BYE
[WC] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG vs STARACE, Potito ITA
CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA vs NALBANDIAN, David ARG
[9] BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs BYE

[15] CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs BYE
STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs MURRAY, Andy GBR
BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP vs QUALIFIER
[2] NADAL, Rafael ESP vs BYE

neenah
10-14-2007, 02:14 PM
:woohoo: Good luck Mario!

Varya
10-14-2007, 08:07 PM
Ajmo Mario!!:rocker2:
Vamos Mario!!:rocker:

jitterbug
10-15-2007, 08:42 AM
He's playing against Gicquel on Court 2 today :D

The Hooded Claw
10-15-2007, 11:32 AM
I think Mario has a chance of a decent run here. He should beat Gicquel and Blake isn't playing that well, if he can get past a probable tough match with Gasquet in Round 3 who knows?

linus
10-15-2007, 11:45 AM
The key problem is Mario himself :p

Gicquel should be beaten but with a healthy enough Mario :p

One match at a time please :aplot:

jitterbug
10-15-2007, 02:10 PM
Nieminen-Koubek has finished.. Mario is next! :rocker:

The Hooded Claw
10-15-2007, 03:01 PM
First set 6-4 to Mario:)

jitterbug
10-15-2007, 03:11 PM
100% of own first serve points won so far :banana:

The Hooded Claw
10-15-2007, 03:28 PM
6-4 6-2

Blake next :devil:

jitterbug
10-15-2007, 03:29 PM
Mario wins on his third match point, 6-4 6-2! :banana: :woohoo:

Jelena_78
10-15-2007, 05:50 PM
Well done Super Mario!:yeah:

amdany
10-15-2007, 07:09 PM
Congrats Mario:bounce:

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 01:19 PM
Good luck against Blake :yeah:

linus
10-17-2007, 04:52 PM
Ajmo Mario :rocker:

too late the match to me :p

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 06:20 PM
Mario starts with a break, *2-0 :D
Please win this match Mario!
It would be good for him and he would help Ivan...

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 06:42 PM
Mario won the first set, 6-3 :)

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 06:51 PM
Mario saves the 1st bp he faced with an ace :) (#5)

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 06:56 PM
Mario breaks :D:D:D
Leads 6-3 *2-1

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 07:05 PM
I hope he'll close this match out :)
Leads 6-3 4-2*

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 07:14 PM
6-3 5-3* 40-40

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 07:14 PM
Blake holds
Mario serves for the match
C'mon!!

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 07:16 PM
15-0

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 07:17 PM
DF
15-15
please hold

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 07:17 PM
30-15

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 07:18 PM
40-15
2 MPs :D:D

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 07:19 PM
40-30

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 07:19 PM
Mario def. Blake 6-3 6-4 :D:D

LOVE_RAFA
10-17-2007, 07:27 PM
Yeeeeahhhh!!!! *in Love*

clooe
10-17-2007, 07:36 PM
Congratulations Mario!!!!
:worship:

nano
10-17-2007, 07:38 PM
:) Yeeeeees!! Mario!:bigclap:

fanancic
10-17-2007, 07:57 PM
well done mario! good luck against mathieu!

Deathless Mortal
10-17-2007, 07:58 PM
well done mario! good luck against Blake!

He just defeated Blake :shrug:

fanancic
10-17-2007, 08:01 PM
sorry i am very tired... I wanted to say good luck against Mathieu!!

amdany
10-17-2007, 08:03 PM
well done Mario:D :worship:

neenah
10-17-2007, 08:03 PM
:woohoo:

Varya
10-17-2007, 08:24 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Jadranka
10-17-2007, 08:29 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

Jelena_78
10-17-2007, 09:51 PM
:worship: :woohoo:

Srećno! :clap2:

jitterbug
10-17-2007, 10:13 PM
:banana: :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo: :banana: :woohoo:

croat123
10-17-2007, 11:52 PM
very impressive today. mathieu will be tough though

kanok02
10-18-2007, 03:20 AM
Congratulations!! "Super Mario"
:bounce: :bounce: :hearts: :bounce: :bounce:
He's very calm down and concentrate all point wins...
Hurr !! Nice to see him back with this form.:worship: :worship:

linus
10-18-2007, 08:21 AM
Mario :yeah:

Paulo should get his loss next round :devil:

Ajmo Mario :rocker:

asma jaouadi
10-18-2007, 11:54 AM
Mario :yeah:

Paulo should get his loss next round :devil:

Ajmo Mario :rocker:

Definetly;)

Deathless Mortal
10-18-2007, 01:24 PM
Mario just started his match, leads 1-0*

Deathless Mortal
10-18-2007, 01:48 PM
4-3* with no breaks chances till now.

Deathless Mortal
10-18-2007, 01:57 PM
Mario had a bp didn't convert
it's 4-3* 40-40 now

Deathless Mortal
10-18-2007, 02:01 PM
Another bp gone

Deathless Mortal
10-18-2007, 02:03 PM
And Mathieu holds
4-4

jitterbug
10-18-2007, 02:12 PM
The first two set points :awww:

jitterbug
10-18-2007, 02:14 PM
Mario breaks PHM for 6-4! :banana:

Deathless Mortal
10-18-2007, 02:17 PM
:woohoo:
Please win in 2 :) :D

Deathless Mortal
10-18-2007, 02:27 PM
Mario holds with 3 aces in this game
6-4 2-1*

jitterbug
10-18-2007, 02:53 PM
He breaks and now serves for the match! :woohoo:

The Hooded Claw
10-18-2007, 02:57 PM
6-4 6-3 :)

But Paulo :sad:

Deathless Mortal
10-18-2007, 02:57 PM
Mario :rocker2:

amdany
10-18-2007, 02:58 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bigclap: :dance: congrats Mario but he plays Nole in the next round:sad:

jitterbug
10-18-2007, 02:59 PM
6-4 6-3 with no break point faced :woohoo: :woohoo:

fanancic
10-18-2007, 03:04 PM
well done mario!! congrats!!

nano
10-18-2007, 03:09 PM
Congratulations!! Mario!!!:bigclap:
GOOD LUCK tomorrow :D

jitterbug
10-18-2007, 03:19 PM
Mario vs Nole :devil:

clooe
10-18-2007, 03:38 PM
Congrats Mario!! :worship:
Good luck tomorrow ;)

LOVE_RAFA
10-18-2007, 04:22 PM
Novak ><
AJMO MARIO!!!

linus
10-18-2007, 04:24 PM
Good Mario, poor Paulo :cool:

Ajmo tomorrow :rocker: please head up to Saturday at least :aplot:

Varya
10-18-2007, 07:53 PM
:banana: :banana: :woohoo: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :woohoo: :banana: :banana:

Jadranka
10-18-2007, 07:58 PM
:worship: Now beat Nole :devil:

neenah
10-18-2007, 08:13 PM
:woohoo:

I can't pick who I want to win in Mario v. Nole. :sad:

amdany
10-18-2007, 08:17 PM
Ditto:sad:

Jelena_78
10-18-2007, 08:50 PM
:rocker2:

jitterbug
10-19-2007, 12:18 AM
They're scheduled to start at 2pm local time! :bounce:

The Hooded Claw
10-19-2007, 03:01 PM
Well Mario lost 7-6, 6-2, but no shame in losing to the world no 3

Good luck next week Super Mario!

jitterbug
10-19-2007, 03:11 PM
The first set was out of this world :worship:

... but the second was rather :shrug:

Good tournament, now for St Petersburg :hug:

Jelena_78
10-19-2007, 04:21 PM
Good 1st set!

Good luck! :hug:

clooe
10-19-2007, 06:10 PM
Mario :hug:
Great tournament!!! :worship:

amdany
10-19-2007, 08:37 PM
Mario:smooch:

neenah
10-19-2007, 10:08 PM
Nice tournament from Mario. I really hope he gets back into the top 10. :)

ataptc
10-20-2007, 04:46 AM
Still, a good run this week for Mario :yeah:

liz-bj
10-20-2007, 02:50 PM
Great tournament to Mario, good luck next week!

jitterbug
10-20-2007, 04:20 PM
Mario is in the bottom half of the draw in St Petersburg and will play Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador in the first round :)


ST PETERSBURG MAIN DRAW - BOTTOM HALF

[7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs Evgeny Korolev (RUS)
Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) vs [WC] Denis Matsukevitch (RUS)
Mario Ancic (CRO) vs Nicolas Lapentti (ECU)
Justin Gimelstob (USA) vs [3] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)

[5] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Boris Pashanski (SRB) vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
[WC] Pavel Chekhov (RUS) vs Qualifier
Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs [2] Andy Murray (GBR)

Jadranka
10-20-2007, 05:28 PM
Mario is in the bottom half of the draw in St Petersburg and will play Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador in the first round :)


ST PETERSBURG MAIN DRAW - BOTTOM HALF

[7] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) vs Evgeny Korolev (RUS)
Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) vs [WC] Denis Matsukevitch (RUS)
Mario Ancic (CRO) vs Nicolas Lapentti (ECU)
Justin Gimelstob (USA) vs [3] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)

[5] Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Boris Pashanski (SRB) vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
[WC] Pavel Chekhov (RUS) vs Qualifier
Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs [2] Andy Murray (GBR)

Hm.. I like the draw :)

fanancic
10-20-2007, 06:00 PM
he won't play Bercy's qualies?

jitterbug
10-20-2007, 11:49 PM
he won't play Bercy's qualies?

He probably doesn't have to :shrug: no TMC spot on the line, and it won't affect his ranking significantly enough for the start of next season, ie: it's unlikely that he'd get a big enough jump to the extent that he would be seeded in the Australian Open warm-up tournaments.

He might ask for a qualies wildcard depending on the results of St Petersburg, though. I don't know.

beti
10-21-2007, 11:51 AM
Hm.. I like the draw :)

I like it too! :D

GOOD LUCK MARIO!!!! :bounce:

kanok02
10-22-2007, 03:06 AM
Good draw.:bigclap:.and Good luck "Super Mario" :smooch:

http://fantasy.atptennis.com/index.php?mod=shark
St. Petersburg

Davydenko is coming off his 11th career ATP title in Moscow after withdrawing from Madrid due to a right elbow injury. The 26-year-old Russian has a 4-4 career mark in St. Petersburg and he's looking to advance past the quarterfinals for the first time.

Mario Ancic -- The defending champion did not drop a set in last year's title run and he's coming off his most impressive week of the season in Madrid where he advanced to the quarterfinals, losing to No. 3 Novak Djokovic. The Croat beat No. 8 James Blake along the way.

Thomas Johansson -- The veteran Swede has an outstanding 18-4 career record in St. Petersburg, winning the title in 1997 and 2005 while reaching last year's final. He is coming off a runner-up in Stockholm, his best result of the season.

jitterbug
10-22-2007, 11:32 PM
Mario is scheduled first on Centre Court tomorrow :rocker:

CENTRE COURT
Matches start 3.00pm

Mario ANCIC (CRO)
vs
Nicolas LAPENTTI (ECU)

ataptc
10-23-2007, 02:40 AM
Good luck Mario :bounce:

amdany
10-23-2007, 09:12 AM
good luck!!!

jitterbug
10-23-2007, 01:32 PM
Mario Ancic (CRO) def Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) 6-4 6-1 :D

ataptc
10-23-2007, 01:51 PM
:banana:

Jadranka
10-23-2007, 02:33 PM
Easy win :)

fanancic
10-23-2007, 04:54 PM
well done Mario!
http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2007/180x250/ancic_pete2.jpg

The Hooded Claw
10-23-2007, 06:13 PM
Great win!

Is it Youzhny in the next round?

kanok02
10-24-2007, 07:27 AM
Congratulations "Super man-Mario"
I saw(in TV)supporters in there blowed the flag that paint with Super man-Mario"

jitterbug
10-24-2007, 08:08 AM
Great win!

Is it Youzhny in the next round?

Yes :)

liz-bj
10-24-2007, 10:08 PM
Mario Ancic (CRO) def Nicolas Lapentti (ECU) 6-4 6-1 :D


Well done;)

jitterbug
10-25-2007, 03:40 AM
Mario will play today! :bounce:

linus
10-25-2007, 11:15 AM
Ajmo Mario and Davai Mario :aplot:

:rocker:

Jadranka
10-25-2007, 03:06 PM
4-6 1-1 :help:

linus
10-25-2007, 03:46 PM
Lost with scoreline of.... :help:

health is first, otherwise no excuse :awww:

Take care, focus on Paris then :hug:

The Hooded Claw
10-25-2007, 04:28 PM
Disappointing to lose 6-4, 6-2 as Youzhny has not played well recently

Hopefully Mario will now play the Paris qualies though.

fanancic
10-25-2007, 08:31 PM
Roddick will be probably out Of Paris so I think that Mario will enter directly because he is the first alternate...

kanok02
10-26-2007, 02:49 AM
Roddick will be probably out Of Paris so I think that Mario will enter directly because he is the first alternate...

Thanks for good news.:wavey: How lucky he is..:devil: I hope he has more matches to play before end of this season.:angel: :angel:

fanancic
10-26-2007, 12:13 PM
It is official : Mario is IN for Paris Bercy because of Rodick's withdraw. So he won't have to play qualies and enter directly in the main draw...

jitterbug
10-26-2007, 12:21 PM
Good news :banana:

MariaV
10-26-2007, 12:23 PM
Excellent, excellent! :banana: Thanks for the good news. :D

Jadranka
10-26-2007, 07:18 PM
[1] Federer vs BYE
Verdasco vs Karlovic
Almagro vs Nalbandian
BYE vs [14] Moya

[12] Berdych vs BYE
Mathieu vs Ancic
Tursunov vs Fish
BYE vs [5] Ferrer

[3] Djokovic vs BYE
Santoro vs Montanes
Nieminen vs Monaco
BYE vs [15] Murray

[10] Gasquet vs BYE
Tsonga vs Grosjean
Q vs Mahut
BYE vs [6] Blake

liz-bj
10-27-2007, 02:30 PM
[1] Federer vs BYE
Verdasco vs Karlovic
Almagro vs Nalbandian
BYE vs [14] Moya

[12] Berdych vs BYE
Mathieu vs Ancic
Tursunov vs Fish
BYE vs [5] Ferrer

[3] Djokovic vs BYE
Santoro vs Montanes
Nieminen vs Monaco
BYE vs [15] Murray

[10] Gasquet vs BYE
Tsonga vs Grosjean
Q vs Mahut
BYE vs [6] Blake

:wavey:
Good news, but the draw...:mad:

Jadranka
10-28-2007, 10:50 AM
:wavey:
Good news, but the draw...:mad:

the draw is horrible :help:

ataptc
10-28-2007, 11:34 AM
Yup :(

jitterbug
10-29-2007, 03:06 AM
Mario is playing at 8.15pm local time today.

He's beat PHM 2 weeks ago, let's hope he can do it again :bounce:

Jadranka
10-29-2007, 11:06 AM
Mario is playing at 8.15pm local time today.

He's beat PHM 2 weeks ago, let's hope he can do it again :bounce:

So then, good luck :yeah:

beti
10-29-2007, 01:42 PM
I'm sure he can!! :)

GO MARIO!!!!

Jelena_78
10-29-2007, 10:26 PM
Mario beat P.H.Mathieu 4:6 6:2 6:3 :)

Ajmo Marioooo! :clap2: Keep going!
Good luck vs. Berdych!!!

amdany
10-29-2007, 10:26 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :banana:

clooe
10-29-2007, 11:01 PM
Congratulations Mario!!! :worship:

jitterbug
10-29-2007, 11:06 PM
Oh yeah baby :banana:

nano
10-29-2007, 11:10 PM
Well done Mario!:hug: :bigclap:

jitterbug
10-30-2007, 12:29 AM
Last match on Centre Court against Berdych today :dance:

kanok02
10-30-2007, 02:59 AM
Congratulations "Super Mario"
Good luck for the tough next round.

Jadranka
10-30-2007, 11:01 AM
Last match on Centre Court against Berdych today :dance:

a BIIIG :hug: :p

thank you! :D

silly kitty
10-30-2007, 01:08 PM
do the best you can here,Dear Angel guy...!!:kiss:...

LOVE_RAFA
10-30-2007, 01:43 PM
Good luck, MARIO!

The Hooded Claw
10-30-2007, 07:44 PM
Great fight from Mario yesterday. Sad for Paulo though. Irritated two of my fave players keep being drawn against each other so much recently.

Very winnable match against Berdych tonight - c'mon Mario! :bounce:

neenah
10-30-2007, 09:34 PM
I can't decide who I want to win. :sobbing: I have too many favorite players.

jitterbug
10-31-2007, 01:18 AM
T Berdych (CZE) def M Ancic (CRO) 6-3 6-3 :awww:

Very difficult year for Bambi, come back as your old Super Mario self next year! :hug:

kanok02
10-31-2007, 03:21 AM
May be not his year :sad: .. he seem to remain exhausted from yesterday match..:rolleyes: :confused:
Anyway..the most important thing is his health..:wavey:
Hope to see you in "SUPER MARIO " form next year coming :hug:

The Hooded Claw
10-31-2007, 02:06 PM
I only followed this match on the live score system, but apparently Berdych played a pretty much prefect match and there was little Mario could do.

Never mind - at least this crappy year is over with and he can come back stronger (and hopefully injury free) next season.

clooe
10-31-2007, 04:55 PM
Good luck in the next season Mario!!! :hug:

liz-bj
11-01-2007, 07:04 PM
May be not his year :sad: .. he seem to remain exhausted from yesterday match..:rolleyes: :confused:
Anyway..the most important thing is his health..:wavey:
Hope to see you in "SUPER MARIO " form next year coming :hug:

I agree :)

LOVE_RAFA
11-01-2007, 08:28 PM
In next year Mario will please us :)