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Xavier and Olli did it!!!

Noodles
06-05-2004, 04:49 PM
They won 7-5 7-5 unbelievable.

Congrats both guy's. What a team!!! :worship: :worship:

Allez-H²
06-05-2004, 04:52 PM
THEY WERE GREAT :woohoo:
Congrats to both of them :worship:

Hagar
06-05-2004, 04:55 PM
HOLY COW, they did it and they basically just started this tourny for the fun of it.

A GREAT DOUBLES TEAM IS BORN!!!

Siva
06-05-2004, 05:01 PM
What an astonishing surprise :)

Great for them :yeah:
Congratullazioni :p :p :p

Ten_Isse_Fan
06-05-2004, 05:06 PM
They lost one set to an unseeded team and then didn't lose one set to the 13th, 9th, 2nd, 3rd and 6th seeded teams!!!! I am so proud to be Xavier's fan right now! I know Oli's fan must be as proud as I am. Well done by both guys, I am very very proud of you!

SaFed2005
06-05-2004, 05:07 PM
At the beginning I never expected them to make it this far but after getting to the quarters, I really thought tey could go all the way and they did.

;)

Noodles
06-05-2004, 05:09 PM
They lost one set to an unseeded team and then didn't lose one set to the 13th, 9th, 2nd, 3rd and 6th seeded teams!!!! I am so proud to be Xavier's fan right now! I know Oli's fan must be as proud as I am. Well done by both guys, I am very very proud of you!
They did loose a set to the third seed:

Malisse/Rochus - Buhpathi/Mirnyi 7-6 4-6 6-2

Ten_Isse_Fan
06-05-2004, 05:13 PM
They did loose a set to the third seed:

Malisse/Rochus - Buhpathi/Mirnyi 7-6 4-6 6-2
oh yah, man, where is my head ? :confused: :lol: I guess I'm too ecstatic!! :D

Ten_Isse_Fan
06-05-2004, 05:13 PM
PLus I should remember that, I was freaking out in that match!

AntennA
06-05-2004, 05:17 PM
since I changed my avatar from Xavier to Gilles Elseneer Xavier played a final in St. Pölten, a 4th round match in singles and won the doubles title at Roland Garros.

Damn, I should have done that much earlier ;)

Way to go guys! :D :D :D

Billabong
06-05-2004, 05:24 PM
Well done guys:banana:!

Fieke
06-05-2004, 05:38 PM
Congratulations guys :bounce: awesome win!

jrm
06-05-2004, 05:40 PM
Xavi/Olli :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

MisterQ
06-05-2004, 05:45 PM
:woohoo: !!!!!!!!!

Snoopy_Girl
06-05-2004, 05:51 PM
That so awesome! :worship: :woohoo:

star
06-05-2004, 05:52 PM
:yippee: :yippee:

:aparty:

Lady
06-05-2004, 05:53 PM
Great!! :banana:

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2004, 05:55 PM
WOW! Congratulations to them! The question is: will they continue playing together?

Mika & Fabrice :(

MisterQ
06-05-2004, 05:56 PM
:)

star
06-05-2004, 06:11 PM
:lol: Oli is smiling so much he can't even pucker up for a kiss!!

Cute picture, Q.

Noodles
06-05-2004, 06:13 PM
Malisse-Rochus make history with Belgian triumph
By Araz Gulekjian
Saturday, June 5, 2004

Belgian’s Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus made history at Roland Garros on Saturday, becoming the first Belgian team ever to capture a men’s Grand Slam doubles title.


The unseeded Belgian team defeated French crowd favorites Fabrice Santoro and Michael Llodra 7-5 7-5 in front of an excited crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier.


The last Belgian team to reach a Grand Slam semi final were Jacky Brichant and Philippe Washer at Wimbledon in 1953.


“There’re no words to describe this. It’s really a joy to win,” Malisse said.


“We've known each other for the past 10 years. We played all the junior tournaments together. He is a great friend. Winning with him makes it more special. I’m very emotional. I’ve always dreamed to take the mic (microphone) here one day,” added a teary Rochus.


Today’s win was all the more outstanding because it was only the second time Malisse and Rochus had played together, having decided to team up here just for fun.


And fun they had. Malisse and Rochus eliminated five seeded teams en route to their victory, including No2 seeds Jonas Bjorkman and Todd Woodbridge.


In a sign of things to come, Llodra dropped his opening serve as the Belgian pair came out firing to go up 4-2.


The two-time Australian Open champions (2003 and 2004) resurfaced and reeled off three straight games to take the lead but squandered three set points at 5-4 on Malisse’s serve.


Llodra slumped further, performing well below his best, as the French pair lost their serve in the eleventh game and conceded the set in the twelfth.


The Frenchmen, seeded sixth, who were bidding to become the first French team to clinch the Roland Garros title after Yannick Noah and Henri Leconte in 1984, resurged momentarily to go up 3-0 and then 4-2. But each time, they were unable to hold onto their lead.


Rochus played flawlessly at the end and wrapped up the Belgian’s first Slam victory on his serve.


“It’s now become a custom in Paris. Each year, the Belgians leave Paris with a trophy,” teased Santoro.

star
06-05-2004, 06:21 PM
I don't know how to do the little thumbnails...... but I Thought this was a cute picture.

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20040605/sge.bqh85.050604173210.photo00.default-315x384.jpg

star
06-05-2004, 06:22 PM
man love for Xaxa and Oli!! :D

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20040605/sge.bqg14.050604171640.photo00.default-384x355.jpg

babolat-blast
06-05-2004, 06:25 PM
Great match! Fantastic! You see, playing for fun can be enough to win a Grand Slam!

star
06-05-2004, 06:26 PM
Oh my gosh! They were having so much fun!!

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20040605/sge.bqd48.050604165706.photo00.default-294x384.jpg

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/afp_photo/20040605/sge.bqe17.050604170022.photo00.default-384x249.jpg

Yonge
06-05-2004, 06:29 PM
AMAZING!
They should definitely play doubles regularly from now on and after the Olympics.

Xavier and Oli, thanks for not taking your pants off. :yeah:

star
06-05-2004, 06:36 PM
:haha: TOO TRUE!!!!!

Yes, a million thanks for leaving your clothes on! :lol:

Layla
06-05-2004, 06:53 PM
Oh wow! I'm soooo happy for them! :banana: :banana: :banana: It's lovely to see them so happy and excited. :) Congrats guys, what an amazing feat! :worship: I am a very proud Ollie fan today.

:sad: for Santoro and Llodra though. They couldn't fulfil that particular dream.

Frooty_Bazooty
06-05-2004, 07:10 PM
is it me or is Olli really hot?

Well done guys :yeah: :yippee:

star
06-05-2004, 07:13 PM
Oli is a doll! He is so cute, and so entertaining to watch! :hearts: Oli~~~~~

Goonergal
06-05-2004, 07:20 PM
Aww! Cute pics! Congrats Ollie & Xaxa! :D

bcoene
06-05-2004, 09:01 PM
Well done Ollie :kiss: and Xavier. :D

It was a pleasure to watch their matches and to see their joy. :worship:

Tricky_Forehand
06-05-2004, 09:49 PM
Ten_Isse_Fan already said it so I won't repeat it all but beating seeds in every round but the first one is AWESOME!!!!!

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

The more it sinks in the more I want to celebrate!!

Tricky_Forehand
06-05-2004, 09:51 PM
is it me or is Olli really hot?

Well done guys :yeah: :yippee:

I prefer Christophe but Ollie's not bad either :drool:

MisterQ
06-06-2004, 03:05 AM
is it me or is Olli really hot?



Are you just now noticing this?! :eek: ;)

Olivier :worship:

It's great to see them so excited. Grand Slam Champions. :)

Pea
06-06-2004, 03:13 AM
:bounce: Congrats!

Havok
06-06-2004, 03:15 AM
:woohoo::woohoo:

tangerine_dream
06-06-2004, 03:40 AM
That's just amazing. Good for them! Think they were excited? ;) :banana:

http://images.sportsline.com/u/gettyimages/photos/50899615CM034_French_Open060514_lower.jpg

MarliKat
06-06-2004, 05:19 AM
Thanks heaps for the pics, guys!
I had to stay up until 3am to see it to the end here in Australia but it was well worth it. Not only cos they won , but cos I got to see them speak French!!! :) :) :) :) :)

Buddy
06-06-2004, 05:41 AM
Well done !!! :) Congrats to both!!!

Tricky_Forehand
06-06-2004, 05:58 AM
I just realized. X's back has been bothering him. What was Ollie thinking to jump on him like that :(

:lol: J/K

I know it was in the moment but that last photo just dawned on me. That's ok I guess because X is taking the week off from match play.

kim4eva
06-06-2004, 06:50 AM
Congrats Orli and Xaxa! :dance: :woohoo:

angelzlite
06-06-2004, 09:09 AM
although i didn't want them to win coZ i support both sAntoro n Llodra..but i have to give credit to them coz they did exceptionally well...WELL DONE..!!!

Fieke
06-06-2004, 11:38 AM
WOW! Congratulations to them! The question is: will they continue playing together?

Mika & Fabrice :(

Well, they will continue playing together in the near future. They have entered Nottingham and Wimbledon together.

joeb_uk
06-07-2004, 10:18 AM
i stayed on at rg to watch this match, and so did many others. there were loads of belgians, and there was a great atmosphere. better than any match i saw on friday or saturday. it made up for the womens final!

fleemke²
06-07-2004, 03:04 PM
:worship::bounce:

Tricky_Forehand
06-07-2004, 09:53 PM
Well, they will continue playing together in the near future. They have entered Nottingham and Wimbledon together.

And their #9 in the Team Race so if they decide to keep playing together and do well they could go to Houston :D