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Billabong
06-01-2004, 11:38 PM
So Lleyton-Gaudio is first on Chatrier, and then Guga-David take place:D!!!

GOOOOOOOOO GUGAAAAAAAAAAAAA:banana::bounce::cool:!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
GO Lleyton:D!!!

SaFed2005
06-01-2004, 11:41 PM
Go guga (although i like Nalbandian too)

Scotso
06-02-2004, 06:15 AM
Good luck Lleyton and Sandrine/Roberta :D

tennis_spider
06-02-2004, 07:25 AM
DAVID NALBANDIAN will win this ............ :)

Björki
06-02-2004, 08:18 AM
Good luck to Lleyton and Nalbandian!!!

SomL.
06-02-2004, 10:09 AM
Good luck Lleyton in quarter final round !!!!!!! Come on Lleyton !!!!!!!!! Go Lleyton against Gaudio Today ^_^ Lleyton can do it ^_^

Neely
06-02-2004, 11:03 AM
Martina Hingis on Eursport is saying that Gaudio is clearly the better claycourter, but nevertheless she picks Hewitt to win over Gaudio in this match

players are on the court, match should start soon after warming up
I hope not many rain delays today

CoriaFan4ever
06-02-2004, 11:05 AM
good luck to david for his match against guga! :)

Hagar
06-02-2004, 11:20 AM
So Lleyton-Gaudio is first on Chatrier, and then Guga-David take place:D!!!

GOOOOOOOOO GUGAAAAAAAAAAAAA:banana::bounce::cool:!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
GO Lleyton:D!!!

Go Lleyton and Guga!!!

Björki
06-02-2004, 11:27 AM
Gaudio leads 2-1
come on Rusty!!!

Neely
06-02-2004, 11:35 AM
well, Hewitt and Gaudio could take a bit longer
you can't say yet in whose direction the match is going, pretty even so far

3-2* Gaudio

Neely
06-02-2004, 11:39 AM
Hewitt may never drop this service game after 40-15 and this missed backhand :banghead:

joeb_uk
06-02-2004, 11:45 AM
52 gAUDIO

scoobydoo
06-02-2004, 11:49 AM
Gooooo Gaudio - 5-3 :)

joeb_uk
06-02-2004, 11:51 AM
6-3 gaudio

WyveN
06-02-2004, 11:52 AM
keep it going Gaudio, first set 6-3

Neely
06-02-2004, 11:53 AM
WTF!
that was a bad set of Hewitt

CmonAussie
06-02-2004, 11:54 AM
Too many unforced errors for Rocky Llegs~ he's got to get back to percentage tennis in the 2nd SET! CMOOONNNNNN Hewitt You can do Iiiiitttttt!

chelsea
06-02-2004, 11:55 AM
Vamos Gato! :D

scoobydoo
06-02-2004, 11:58 AM
a break of serve for Gaudio in 2nd set already :)

scoobydoo
06-02-2004, 11:58 AM
oops maybe not an error on scoreboard now corrected

CmonAussie
06-02-2004, 12:00 PM
In 1st Set Hewitt had 16-unforced errors vs 7-UE's for Gaudio!

@@Normally Lleyton would make less UE's in a whole match>_<.

Hagar
06-02-2004, 12:00 PM
Hang on, Lleyton!

chelsea
06-02-2004, 12:01 PM
Gaudio breaks! :)

Neely
06-02-2004, 12:01 PM
Gaudio playing better tennis so far
breaks again *1-0

natalie
06-02-2004, 12:02 PM
go Lleyton!!!!!

sigmagirl91
06-02-2004, 12:05 PM
2-0 gaudio. gaston's a man in a hurry....

sigmagirl91
06-02-2004, 12:06 PM
will he bagel hewitt?

CmonAussie
06-02-2004, 12:06 PM
FUCKING SON OF A BITCH....... Lleyton snap out of it~ play with some spirit man!!!!

joeb_uk
06-02-2004, 12:06 PM
gaston is hitting some great shots

Raquel
06-02-2004, 12:07 PM
Come on Lleyton, fight!

0-30 :fiery:

Lleyton don't go 2 breaks down here!

chelsea
06-02-2004, 12:09 PM
Go Gaston!

Continue the great play :D

Bilbo
06-02-2004, 12:09 PM
very bad game from Lleyton

CmonAussie
06-02-2004, 12:11 PM
Rocky Llegs got stage fright??? Playing Centre Court for 1st time this year~~ it's quite uncharacteristic the way he's handed over his service games so meekly to Gaudio; perhaps Hewitt should pray for a rain delay^ only way he can turn around miserable form today>_<.

sigmagirl91
06-02-2004, 12:12 PM
I assume that Gaston has never faced a break point on his serve?

Neely
06-02-2004, 12:13 PM
that's brilliant what Gaudio is doing, he is doing everything right at this time
4-0* Gaudio

sigmagirl91
06-02-2004, 12:13 PM
Oh, smokes, it looks like a bagel....pass the cream cheese please....

Raquel
06-02-2004, 12:14 PM
4-0 Gaudio :sad:

Come on Lleyt :bounce:

chelsea
06-02-2004, 12:14 PM
I assume that Gaston has never faced a break point on his serve?
he was broken the very first game of the match.

CmonAussie
06-02-2004, 12:17 PM
I assume that Gaston has never faced a break point on his serve?
:rolleyes:
Actually Hewitt had 2-break point chances; one of which he took->> in 6th game Lleyton had a good chance to break back for 3-3 but blew it :sad: . Since then it's all been Gaudio :worship: ^ what a shame Hewitt looks uninspired today :sad: .
If it continues like this then it's a huge blow to Rocky Llegs confidence :sad: .

argiesf
06-02-2004, 12:18 PM
Amazing Gaudio - Althought he defeated Lleyton on that World Cup a weeks ago. I would never thought he was going to be a match against Lleyton today. Well done Gaudio!!

elroyf
06-02-2004, 12:19 PM
Come on Leyton!

If one player can come back from this, it is Leyton Hewitt

Raquel
06-02-2004, 12:20 PM
:rolleyes:
Actually Hewitt had 2-break point chances; one of which he took->> in 6th game Lleyton had a good chance to break back for 3-3 but blew it :sad: . Since then it's all been Gaudio :worship: ^ what a shame Hewitt looks uninspired today :sad: .
If it continues like this then it's a huge blow to Rocky Llegs confidence :sad: .

Well we know Lleyton never gives up and we know Gaston sometimes is not a great front runner and struggles to close out matches. This is the biggest match of his career, Lleyton's been here a few times before so he will not feel the same pressure so this is still up for grabs.

5-1 Gaston, looks like Rocky's gonna have to do it the hard way :)

Hagar
06-02-2004, 12:20 PM
Come on, Lleyton, put up a fight, let this at least not be a one-sided affair.

Björki
06-02-2004, 12:26 PM
come on Lleyton.

argiesf
06-02-2004, 12:28 PM
Well done Gato!! :banana:

johnny
06-02-2004, 12:28 PM
i think that this is a shameful performance from hewitt. some of the americans have played with little heart here, and it seems to have rubbed off on hewitt.

Raquel
06-02-2004, 12:28 PM
Gaudio 6-3, 6-2 :sad:

Gaston is playing very well, got to hand it to him. This is still new to him though in a GS QF and Lleyton has to keep that in mind and never give up. Lleyton has got to make a good start here in set 3. Come on Lleyton :)

johnny
06-02-2004, 12:29 PM
i put my money on an early break again in this set

johnny
06-02-2004, 12:32 PM
.....and I win. hewitt isn't trying. he is a disgrace.

Neely
06-02-2004, 12:33 PM
OMG, Gaudio is really strong, he lets Lleyton no chance so far

Raquel
06-02-2004, 12:34 PM
.....and I win. hewitt isn't trying. he is a disgrace.
He saved 3 break points. If he was not trying he would have given it up on the first. Give Gaudio some credit, he is playing well.

Lleyton's got to go for broke now. Flatten the forehand out and go for it.

argiesf
06-02-2004, 12:34 PM
UFE 16 for Gaudio only...wow

johnny
06-02-2004, 12:35 PM
nah. i disagree. its like the womens matches when they lose a set and then give up.

WyveN
06-02-2004, 12:39 PM
johny are u watching the match?

if not then how can you comment

argiesf
06-02-2004, 12:40 PM
I guess Gaudio has his days too...right? ;)

WyveN
06-02-2004, 12:41 PM
hewitt was never going to trouble gaudio unless gaudio choked, most people knew that and it is proving true. The only chance Hewitt has now is if Gaudio chokes.

WyveN
06-02-2004, 12:42 PM
I guess Gaudio has his days too...right? ;)

gaudio was always favourite for this match

CmonAussie
06-02-2004, 12:43 PM
Well the last few games went to Deuce~ BUT Gaudio is doing everything better; including winning every single close game.. It's not as one-sided as it looks but fairly soon Gaudio probably going to be booking his place in the SFs!!!! My hats off to him but so sad that Lleyton can't do a thing right today>_<.

WyveN
06-02-2004, 12:43 PM
gaudio had a fall and his foot is all cut up, blood is everywhere

Fin090
06-02-2004, 12:44 PM
johny are u watching the match?

if not then how can you comment
I think he's bitter because he's got money on Hewitt, chin up Johhny.

argiesf
06-02-2004, 12:44 PM
oh man...really?

argiesf
06-02-2004, 12:44 PM
Poor guy...how did he cut himself?

johnny
06-02-2004, 12:45 PM
nah, my money is on gaudio (see early post), but i hate it when i think a player isn't trying as hard as he could.

chelsea
06-02-2004, 12:45 PM
No, Gato :sad:

Raquel
06-02-2004, 12:46 PM
3-0 Gaudio. Lleyton is looking very quiet today. WyveN is right, it's up to Gaudio now. It is his if he can take it, Lleyton's praying for a choke. Gotta hang in there Lleyton :)

Bilbo
06-02-2004, 12:46 PM
this is not hewitt today

Neely
06-02-2004, 12:46 PM
Gaudio simply too good, clearly the better player and Hewitt's game is not working

Fin090
06-02-2004, 12:47 PM
nah, my money is on gaudio (see early post), but i hate it when i think a player isn't trying as hard as he could.
lol I wouldn't care then!

argiesf
06-02-2004, 12:48 PM
Is Gaudio still playing? How did he cut himself? What happened? Have no cable here sorry.

TheBoiledEgg
06-02-2004, 12:49 PM
Gaston :D :)
dont u choke now :rolleyes:

Raquel
06-02-2004, 12:49 PM
3-1 Gaudio. Yes Lleyton! Where has that kind of play been? Flattening out those forehands. One break back :) One point at a time Lleyton :yeah:

chelsea
06-02-2004, 12:51 PM
Is Gaudio still playing? How did he cut himself? What happened? Have no cable here sorry.

Yes could anyone tell us what happend to Gaston? Thanks

Bilbo
06-02-2004, 12:52 PM
Hewitt is playing much better now.

Raquel
06-02-2004, 12:53 PM
Yes could anyone tell us what happend to Gaston? Thanks

He slipped during a rally and cut his knee. He carried on in that game afterwards so he was OK, he is not hobbling or anything.

3-2 Gaudio, Lleyton is fighting at least :)

Neely
06-02-2004, 12:53 PM
Yes could anyone tell us what happend to Gaston? Thanks
Gastón slipped as he tried to change direction for going after a shot of Lleyton
he fell on his knee and was bleeding

argiesf
06-02-2004, 12:54 PM
Nothing major...he is still playing...here is a photo

chelsea
06-02-2004, 12:54 PM
He slipped during a rally and cut his knee. He carried on in that game afterwards so he was OK, he is not hobbling or anything.

3-2 Gaudio, Lleyton is fighting at least :)

Thanks Raquel.

Come on Gaston. Vamos!

argiesf
06-02-2004, 01:00 PM
4-2 :yeah:

argiesf
06-02-2004, 01:04 PM
5-2 :yeah:

sigmagirl91
06-02-2004, 01:04 PM
come on, gaston, close it out....don't choke, please...

Raquel
06-02-2004, 01:05 PM
5-2 to Gaston.

Did you see that volley Lleyton hit at Deuce :eek: :mad: and then into the net again on break point :(

argiesf
06-02-2004, 01:05 PM
Serving for the match!! :yeah:

chelsea
06-02-2004, 01:05 PM
Come on Gato, serve it out!

Vamos!

argiesf
06-02-2004, 01:06 PM
Amazingly it doesnt seem to be Gaudio's choking day. ;)

argiesf
06-02-2004, 01:07 PM
DMP double match point!!

TheBoiledEgg
06-02-2004, 01:08 PM
Gaston wins :banana: :D

argiesf
06-02-2004, 01:08 PM
Gaudio another semifinalist!! :yeah:

argiesf
06-02-2004, 01:09 PM
The next match is going to be good :)

Raquel
06-02-2004, 01:09 PM
Lleyton :rolleyes: 2 unforced errors for the last two points :sad: Not a great day for Lleyton at all.

Congrats to Gaston. No doubt at all he was the best player there today. Good Luck to him in the semis (unless he plays David!)

Neely
06-02-2004, 01:10 PM
great match by Gaudio, fully deserved to win it as Hewitt couldn't play his best game today and I would say he already has achieved good things on clay this season

chelsea
06-02-2004, 01:10 PM
Congratulations Gaston! :yeah:

:woohoo: you are in Roland Garros semifinals now :woohoo:

joeb_uk
06-02-2004, 01:10 PM
Good Luck to him in the semis (unless he plays David!)
exactly my view, if he plays david i dont know who i would want to win

CmonAussie
06-02-2004, 01:13 PM
That was vomit from Hewitt-->> actually he played better in the 3rd set~ 5/6 games which Gaudio won went to Deuce & the two games Lleyton got easily. If some of those Deuces had gone Lleyton's way then he would have a good shot atleast taking it to a 4th set!!
Alas Gaston was in peak form Hewitt played crappy & his fate was sealed>_<.

The DREAM is Over>_<.

Billabong
06-02-2004, 01:15 PM
Now it's Guga:D!
GOOOOOOO GUGAAAAAAAAAA:yeah::cool::aparty:!!!

Björki
06-02-2004, 01:23 PM
now come David.
I don't want to see Kuerten in the semis.

VAMOS.

Tricky_Forehand
06-02-2004, 01:24 PM
GASTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

:aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty:

Now, I just have to mention this. I made a special point of not getting up till 5 AM so that I could follow the matches on TV and be surprised.

But what has ESPN done????? They're showing the damn Capriati QF from yesterday!!!!!! :fiery: :fiery: That match was far from a classic.

So, I guess I'll be watching David on the scoreboard anyway :rolleyes: . And taped after he wins ;) .

I can't wait to see Gaston's reaction when he wins. If he was that emotional getting into the QFs I can only imagine how he must have exploded winning match point. I'm so proud of him!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

RogiFan88
06-02-2004, 01:28 PM
yeah it's freakin stupid...

felicitaciones, Gaston! you did it and made my wish come true by ridding this tourney of Lleyton!! and so efficiently... was nervous watching the 3rd set scores... definitely a turning pt for Gaudio here!!

VAMOS!!!

So... one interloper gone, mind you, I w not be TOO unhappy if Tim beat Guille but it's highly unlikely.

Hmm... now for Nalb and Gug... may the best man win... depends on how Guga is physically.

argiesf
06-02-2004, 01:29 PM
C'MON DAVID!!!!! :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 01:30 PM
well done gaudio, great match


VAMOS DAVID :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Hagar
06-02-2004, 01:30 PM
I am sad that Lleyton lost. Hopefully Guga will win now.

Raquel
06-02-2004, 01:31 PM
Ok David Let's go! :)

Vamos :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 01:33 PM
bP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

argiesf
06-02-2004, 01:34 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS DAVID GOOD STAR! :yeah:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 01:34 PM
yessssssssss he breaks :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

argiesf
06-02-2004, 01:34 PM
START :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 01:38 PM
david!!! :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 01:42 PM
doh! 2-1 david

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 01:49 PM
gooo david break him

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 01:54 PM
come on david argg

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 01:56 PM
yessss david *3-2 now hold!!! :bigclap: :bigclap:

Raquel
06-02-2004, 02:04 PM
Vamos David! :bounce:

Sommarsverige
06-02-2004, 02:05 PM
Great match, Gaston!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so happy that he has won:-)))

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:06 PM
:D:D:D david *5-2

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:09 PM
2 sps!!!

Raquel
06-02-2004, 02:10 PM
Well done David!! :bounce: Great start 6-2 :)

little duck
06-02-2004, 02:13 PM
I knew it! Go David!

Show to Kuerten that IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO OUTSMART NALBANDIAN.

The court was almost empty on the beggining of the match - stupid audiences thought 'who is this Nalbandian, Guga will crush him..."

But now it is full, when they saw the result! Let them know the reality! Nalby the force is comming! Kuerten is not the king here anymore.

moonlight
06-02-2004, 02:16 PM
little duck are you watching it on TV?

Is Guga having problem with his injury?

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:17 PM
:yeah: little duck

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:17 PM
moonlight gugas fine, nalby is just out playing him at the mo

Raquel
06-02-2004, 02:18 PM
I want David to win but I respect what Guga has done over the years but could the Eurosport commentators be any more pro-Guga? Guga is a great player and a nice guy but can they give David a bit more credit here?

moonlight
06-02-2004, 02:19 PM
Thanks mardyfishfan!

Guga :sad:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:20 PM
I so agree raquel!!! they even did a piece with an interview with guga! it was kinda sweet tho

johnny
06-02-2004, 02:20 PM
i think that this match has a few twists in it yet. for me it is impossible to pick a winner.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:21 PM
this crowd :smash:

Raquel
06-02-2004, 02:22 PM
I so agree raquel!!! they even did a piece with an interview with guga! it was kinda sweet tho

Yeah I loved that little piece too but Guga just got to 0-30 and the commentator said 'Could we be on to something here?' We?!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:23 PM
david david david david :banghead:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:24 PM
i have the TV on mute, luckily lol. couldnt listen to them for a WHOLE match would drive me in sane

johnny
06-02-2004, 02:24 PM
i haven't seen much of this tournament d/t family commitments. is the crowd as mad as in previous years? i remember it being veru rude in the past (booing etc).

Raquel
06-02-2004, 02:24 PM
David :sad: British commentator shouts 'No he's gone!' as David goes wide. This is worse than what Tim gets :lol:

elroyf
06-02-2004, 02:25 PM
GO GUGA!

elroyf
06-02-2004, 02:26 PM
3-0* Guga

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:26 PM
nooooo david 0-3 :unsure: :sad: :scratch:

jazz_girl
06-02-2004, 02:26 PM
Vamos David!!! Focus again!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:27 PM
i haven't seen much of this tournament d/t family commitments. is the crowd as mad as in previous years? i remember it being veru rude in the past (booing etc).

yeh they booed serena, marat

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:28 PM
David :sad: British commentator shouts 'No he's gone!' as David goes wide. This is worse than what Tim gets :lol:

now they are patting themselves on the back b/c tim is in the semis :haha:

johnny
06-02-2004, 02:30 PM
i remember they treated one of the williams sisters badly last year. i was in atlanta for the olympics a few years ago and there was the same thing with the america crowds. they actually booed when other countries won the medals. if we did that in england we would be booing every bloody event ;)

elroyf
06-02-2004, 02:30 PM
Break again!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:30 PM
yeh david 1-3* break him now

Hagar
06-02-2004, 02:33 PM
GO GUGA!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:33 PM
yeah david nice shot :yeah:

johnny
06-02-2004, 02:34 PM
hey mardy
have you been following this tournament? has it been any good?

elroyf
06-02-2004, 02:34 PM
Guga is a master!

elroyf
06-02-2004, 02:34 PM
GUga 4-1*

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 02:36 PM
Go Guga :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:36 PM
hey mardy
have you been following this tournament? has it been any good?

the womens has been :eek: :eek: :eek:

the mens, some great matches yeh but really the same old winners came through IMO

RogiFan88
06-02-2004, 02:37 PM
Hey, Guga's making this a match now! Time to split sets!

johnny
06-02-2004, 02:37 PM
the womens was good ????????? is that possible ;)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:38 PM
4-2 BREAK HIM DAVID

RogiFan88
06-02-2004, 02:38 PM
fr BBC

Second set:

Kuerten 2-6 4-1 Nalbandian
Kuerten is playing much better now and he pulls clear again with an easy service hold.

Kuerten 2-6 3-1 Nalbandian
Nalbandian stops the rot, but his service game is not without incident. And, interestingly, Guga is now winning most of the long points.

Kuerten 2-6 3-0 Nalbandian
This is a worrying spell for Nalbandian. Kuerten holds serve again, this time behind his forehand strokeplay.

Kuerten 2-6 2-0 Nalbandian
Kuerten sends the Parisian crowd into rhapsody by winning the longest rally of the match with a thrilling forehand pass. He then shanks a shot tamely at 0-30 but bounces back to break thanks to a rare Nalbandian error.

Kuerten 2-6 1-0 Nalbandian
The French crowd - which is pro three-times Roland Garros champion Guga - had gone quiet. But it warms to a couple of fighting rallies from the Brazilian, who eventually holds serve.

First set:

Kuerten 2-6 Nalbandian
Very few shots are coming off the middle of Kuerten's racquet and Nalbandian races into another game lead before winning the set with an ace.

Kuerten 2-5 Nalbandian
Kuerten misfires with two forehands and is beginning to look dejected. Another break puts him on the brink of losing the first set.

Kuerten 2-4 Nalbandian
Nalbandian makes two rare unforced errors to allow Kuerten back into the game at 30-30, and the 28th seed produces a beautiful drop shot to engineer a break point. But he makes two errors of his own to let Nalbandian off the hook.

Kuerten 2-3 Nalbandian
Nalbandian produces a sizzling backhand down the line to put Kuerten under pressure and the Argentine earns two break points. Kuerten holds firm until Nalbandian engineers a fourth opportunity and the Brazilian nets a tricky volley.

Kuerten 2-2 Nalbandian
Nalbandian responds by holding to 15 as the match settles into a rhythm.

Kuerten 2-1 Nalbandian
Guga is the first man to hold serve, although not without a struggle.

Kuerten 1-1 Nalbandian
Kuerten gets his backhand flowing and forges two break points. He fires a forehand long on the first but then produces an acute angle on the return to hit back immediately.

Kuerten 0-1 Nalbandian
Kuerten is given a rousing welcome by the crowd on Chatrier Court, but the Brazilian is immediately in trouble in the first game. Nalbandian hammers a backhand crosscourt to break straight away.

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 02:39 PM
*4-2, fast game of Nalbandian. Now Guga on serve :)

RogiFan88
06-02-2004, 02:39 PM
also fr BBC

Gaudio too good for Hewitt
Unseeded Argentine Gaston Gaudio thrashed Lleyton Hewitt 6-3 6-2 6-2 to reach the French Open semi-finals.
Gaudio taught his seeded opponent a lesson in claycourt tennis, using acute angles to send the Australian scurrying all over Chatrier Court.

Hewitt crucially lost serve at 3-4 in the first set, having been 40-0 up, and the 12th seed could find no way back.

Gaudio, in his first major quarter-final, never lost his grip on the match and earned five more service breaks.

"He was too good," admitted Hewitt. "I didn't feel like I was hitting the ball as cleanly as I'd been hitting over the past week or so.

"A guy like that is confident on this surface and his movement is good. He's a class player on this surface."

Gaudio awaits the winner of Wednesday's second quarter-final between fellow Argentine David Nalbandian and Brazil's Gustavo Kuerten.

Nalbandian could make it three Argentines in the semi-finals, after Guillermo Coria's win over Carlos Moya on Tuesday.


Story from BBC SPORT:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/sport1/hi/tennis/3769817.stm

Published: 2004/06/02 12:10:15 GMT

© BBC MMIV

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:39 PM
the womens was good ????????? is that possible ;)

i didnt say good, i said shocking! :)
e.g the william's losing, lindsay losing (well who she lost too) etc

johnny
06-02-2004, 02:40 PM
glad i wasn't betting on those matches :)

RogiFan88
06-02-2004, 02:40 PM
nice new avatar but I also liked your old one, Legolas...

elroyf
06-02-2004, 02:42 PM
GUga 5-2*

COME ON!

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 02:43 PM
nice new avatar but I also liked your old one, Legolas...

I still have the other one saved on my comp so I can get it back whenever I want. I just wanted to change it for a while. I still love your avatar as well :)

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 02:45 PM
*5-3 Guga going to serve for set

Billabong
06-02-2004, 02:46 PM
GOOOOOOOO GUGAAAAAAAAAAAAA you can do it :bounce:!!!

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 02:48 PM
6-3 Set Guga :D

elroyf
06-02-2004, 02:48 PM
GUga takes the set!

Neely
06-02-2004, 02:49 PM
yes Guga! :clap2:

Raquel
06-02-2004, 02:49 PM
Come on David :bounce:

User ID 4783
06-02-2004, 02:51 PM
Guga :bigclap:

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 02:53 PM
I did miss the first set, can anyone tell me how they played in that set coz now Guga seems to be much stronger

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:53 PM
VAMOS DAVID

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 02:53 PM
*1-0 Guga :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:54 PM
:crying2:

moonlight
06-02-2004, 02:55 PM
Hi :wavey: Yvo

U watching it on TV? Is Guga in pain or doing ok?

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:56 PM
3 bps vamos :bounce:

Hagar
06-02-2004, 02:56 PM
GO GUGA!!!

RogiFan88
06-02-2004, 02:57 PM
I still have the other one saved on my comp so I can get it back whenever I want. I just wanted to change it for a while. I still love your avatar as well :)

Thanks! But I need to update mine one of these days -- I've seen some really lovely pix of Rogi...

Hey, this is a real match!!

VAMOS, guys!!

How is the crowd, btw? Anyone watching? Any supporters for Nalby?

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:57 PM
yessss 1-1 :D

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 02:57 PM
1-1 :( C''mon Guga!!!

RogiFan88
06-02-2004, 02:58 PM
rest of commentary:

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 0-0 Nalbandian


Second set:

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 Nalbandian
Nalbandian chases down a cheeky drop shot and answers with a perfect lob to win the first point. But an ace levels things up and a couple of classic backhands down the line help Kuerten wrap up the set.

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 Nalbandian
A fourth ace for Nalbandian and an unforced error from Kuerten add up to a service hold for the Argentine.

Kuerten 2-6 5-2 Nalbandian
Guga is just a game away from levelling the set count. Worryingly though, he gets some attention from a physio at the change.

Kuerten 2-6 4-2 Nalbandian
Nalbandian's double fault only delays a straight-forward hold for the Argentine, who is starting to battle back.

Kuerten 2-6 4-1 Nalbandian
Kuerten is playing much better now and he pulls clear again with an easy service hold.

Kuerten 2-6 3-1 Nalbandian
Nalbandian stops the rot, but his service game is not without incident. And, interestingly, Guga is now winning most of the long points.

Kuerten 2-6 3-0 Nalbandian
This is a worrying spell for Nalbandian. Kuerten holds serve again, this time behind his forehand strokeplay.

Kuerten 2-6 2-0 Nalbandian
Kuerten sends the Parisian crowd into rhapsody by winning the longest rally of the match with a thrilling forehand pass. He then shanks a shot tamely at 0-30 but bounces back to break thanks to a rare Nalbandian error.

Kuerten 2-6 1-0 Nalbandian
The French crowd - which is pro three-times Roland Garros champion Guga - had gone quiet. But it warms to a couple of fighting rallies from the Brazilian, who eventually holds serve.

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 02:59 PM
Thanks! But I need to update mine one of these days -- I've seen some really lovely pix of Rogi...

Hey, this is a real match!!

VAMOS, guys!!

How is the crowd, btw? Anyone watching? Any supporters for Nalby?

Yeah there are some more really lovely pix of Rogi, but this one will be one of my favs 4ever. I once used to have a Roger-avatar too, but with this nick I prefer to have one of Legolas ;)


I'm watching, but am too busy with chatting to have a look at the crowd. But the most are cheering for Guga ofcourse!

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 02:59 PM
2-1* Nalbandian

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 02:59 PM
david 2-1 :D:D:D

elroyf
06-02-2004, 03:00 PM
oh man ! silly guga!

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 03:02 PM
Guga :unsure: 0-30 :scared:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:03 PM
bps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 03:04 PM
*3-1 Nalbandian. C'mon Guga!!!!

johnny
06-02-2004, 03:04 PM
from a break up, now a break down :(

User ID 4783
06-02-2004, 03:05 PM
Guga :unsure: come on

User ID 4783
06-02-2004, 03:07 PM
Eurosport:
Kuerten has definitely lost his focus and Nalbandian breaks to 15 for the second time in succession.

That sounds fantastic :mad:

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 03:07 PM
:o Nalbandian lucky, and goes to 40-30

elroyf
06-02-2004, 03:08 PM
Come on Guga!

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 03:08 PM
4-1*

C'mon Guga!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:11 PM
come on sweaty boy ;)

User ID 4783
06-02-2004, 03:13 PM
vamos Guga! Break back!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:14 PM
lucky guga bps :(

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 03:15 PM
0-15
0-30
15-30
15-40 C'mon Guga :bounce:
Game Guga :woohoo:

User ID 4783
06-02-2004, 03:15 PM
Yes! He heard me :)

johnny
06-02-2004, 03:15 PM
i told you this match would have more twists in it :)

elroyf
06-02-2004, 03:18 PM
GUga is back!

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 03:22 PM
4-4 :bounce:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:22 PM
come on david

User ID 4783
06-02-2004, 03:24 PM
Nalbandian looks really pumped up in the face of adversity and forces Kuerten to deuce. The Brazilian manages to serve out the game. (Eurosport)

:scratch:

Hagar
06-02-2004, 03:24 PM
COME ON, GUGA!!!

elroyf
06-02-2004, 03:24 PM
come on guga

Raquel
06-02-2004, 03:25 PM
Come on David, hold here :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:26 PM
5-4 :D:D:D:D:D:D

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:27 PM
Nalbandian looks really pumped up in the face of adversity and forces Kuerten to deuce. The Brazilian manages to serve out the game. (Eurosport)

:scratch:

:haha:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:28 PM
break him nalby!! break :bounce: :bounce:

johnny
06-02-2004, 03:28 PM
going to be tough to pick a winner here. i think nalbandian will be stronger in any tie-break.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:30 PM
SET POINT!!!!!!!!!!!

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 03:30 PM
sp :scared:

Raquel
06-02-2004, 03:30 PM
Well done David! 6-4 :worship: :bounce:

Vamos! :) :banana:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:31 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 03:31 PM
Nalbandian leading with 2-1 in sets :(

Neely
06-02-2004, 03:31 PM
WTF Guga?!
I just look 90 seconds away from the TV screen and Nalbandian took the set :rolleyes: :banghead:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:33 PM
poor guga, hope hes not hurt badly

Hagar
06-02-2004, 03:34 PM
Oh Guga, he will have to go to five sets to take this match... It will be very difficult.
Come on, Guga, don't lose faith, you can do it!

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 03:38 PM
1-0 guga :)

Raquel
06-02-2004, 03:38 PM
Guga breaks. Eurosport commentator - 'Bring it on!' :rolleyes:

Come on David :hug:

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 03:41 PM
2-0 Guga :bounce:

silverwhite
06-02-2004, 03:44 PM
Come on Nalby! You can win it in 4.

Hagar
06-02-2004, 03:46 PM
Come on, Guga!!! You can do it!!!

silverwhite
06-02-2004, 03:48 PM
Oops. 3-1.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:51 PM
goooooooooo david

silverwhite
06-02-2004, 03:52 PM
Now break, Nalby!

cbodom
06-02-2004, 03:52 PM
this is awesome
guga vs david in a great match watching tape of gaudio dominating!
stupid espn!

silverwhite
06-02-2004, 03:55 PM
Is Guga really injured?

RogiFan88
06-02-2004, 03:57 PM
more commentary

Fourth set:

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 4-6 2-1 Nalbandian
Nalbandian gets back on track with a love service game.

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 4-6 2-0 Nalbandian
Having taken control of the match by taking the third set, Nalbandian is failing to press home his advantage. Kuerten is doing all the attacking and he consolidates the break.

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 4-6 1-0 Nalbandian
After the tumble, Kuerten has treatment on his hip but is able to continue. Mindful of the injury, the Brazilian is now trying to finish the points off quickly and he is rewarded with a break point. He cleans the line with a screaming forehand to go a break up.



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Third set:

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 4-6 Nalbandian
A moment of controversy at 30-30 when the umpire is called out of his chair to rule on a Guga forehand. It is ruled out and this presents Nalbandian with a set point, which he converts after Kuerten takes a tumble.

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 4-5 Nalbandian
A forehand pass and a sublime drop shot claw Kuerten back into the game, but he then misfires from the back of the court as Nalbandian maintains his slender lead.

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 4-4 Nalbandian
Kuerten works Nalbandian around the court with typical guile to reach 40-15, before Nalbandian pounces on a couple of second serves to force deuce. The Brazilian finds an ace, however, to level the set.

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 3-4 Nalbandian
The see-saw nature of this match continues. After his hot streak, Nalbandian cools off with a couple of errors. Kuerten benefits after a mishit overhead catches his opponent out and breaks with a sizzling forehand on the subsequent point.

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 2-4 Nalbandian
Good heart and some big shots win Kuerten an impressive service game, but he still trails in the set.

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 1-4 Nalbandian
Guga sets Nalbandian up at 30-30, but the Argentine responds with a magnificent pass and goes on to hold.

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 1-3 Nalbandian
To the disappointment of the crowd, momentum is back with Nalbandian now. Kuerten concedes break points after a long rally that he had chances to win and then drifts a backhand wide.

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 1-2 Nalbandian
Nalbandian holds and this will give him confidence after a set-and-a-half of patchy tennis.

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 1-1 Nalbandian
Kuerten falls to 0-40 and limply surrenders his service by netting from the back of the court. This match could easily go the distance.

Kuerten 2-6 6-3 1-0 Nalbandian
More pressure on the Nalbandian serve draws a double fault on break point from the Argentine. He is showing signs of nerves.

watching Gaston now finally!

how will Guga hold out? it's already past 3 sets... did he have to call for the trainer at all?

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 03:57 PM
Guga doesn't seem to be injured to me, he's still playing well in this set

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:58 PM
come on david!!!!!!!!!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 03:59 PM
hold hold hold

silverwhite
06-02-2004, 03:59 PM
4-3! Break now, Nalby!

Raquel
06-02-2004, 03:59 PM
Well played David, now break him! :)

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 04:00 PM
come on david win this set and the match :bounce:

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 04:05 PM
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
40-30

5-3 Kuerten :woohoo:

Raquel
06-02-2004, 04:05 PM
Come on David, hold :bounce:

cbodom
06-02-2004, 04:08 PM
argh watching this real time scoreboard sucks!@#@!

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 04:09 PM
0-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40 SP :D
Deuce
Ad. Nalbandian
Game Nalbandian

Raquel
06-02-2004, 04:11 PM
Well done David. Please break now!! :)

Hagar
06-02-2004, 04:15 PM
GO GUGA!!!

Raquel
06-02-2004, 04:15 PM
Vamos David!! What a forehand :)

Deuce

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 04:16 PM
YESSSSSS bp go baby goooo

Nymeria
06-02-2004, 04:17 PM
0-15
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
Deuce :unsure:
BP Nalbandian :fiery:
Break Nalbandian :sad:

2-6, 6-3, 4-6, 5-5 :(

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 04:17 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Raquel
06-02-2004, 04:17 PM
Yes David! :bounce:

Come on babe, hold now :hug:

silverwhite
06-02-2004, 04:18 PM
:bounce: Win this in 4, Nalby!

johnny
06-02-2004, 04:18 PM
5-5
i still don't think this set will go to a tb.

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 04:19 PM
yes david come on HOLD

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 04:19 PM
noooooooooooo david :scared:

Aleksa's Laydee
06-02-2004, 04:22 PM
french crowd are :armed: :silly: :smash: :fiery: stupid french people :fiery:

johnny
06-02-2004, 04:22 PM
how about that for a prediction (see a few posts ago)

RogiFan88
06-02-2004, 04:24 PM
a tight 4th set... what is wrong w the Frenchies? are they being themselves again? how is Guga looking? how is Larri looking?

silverwhite
06-02-2004, 04:25 PM
Ugh... why do the commentators call him Guga Kuerten? Guga or Kuerten sounds nice but Guga Kuerten???

cbodom
06-02-2004, 04:26 PM
hoho gonna be 3 consecutive breaks