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~David Down Under - AO 2008~

FerrersLinda
01-12-2008, 04:23 PM
I know Ali has already posted the draw in the Auckland thread but I thought a grand slam deserves it's own thread.:D Plus I really felt like opening a new thread.:p

FEDERER, Roger SUI [1] v HARTFIELD, Diego ARG
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v ISNER, John USA
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB v SIRIANNI, Joseph AUS (W)
ASCIONE, Thierry FRA v VERDASCO, Fernando ESP [25]
MONACO, Juan ARG [21] v BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG
KENDRICK, Robert USA v QUALIFIER,
HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP v MINAR, Ivo CZE
ESCHAUER, Werner AUT v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE [13]
BLAKE, James USA [12] v MASSU, Nicolas CHI
RUSSELL, Michael USA v FOGNINI, Fabio ITA
GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA v VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
QUALIFIER, v LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO [17]
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP [27] v CILIC, Marin CRO
VANEK, Jiri CZE v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR v GUCCIONE, Chris AUS
QUALIFIER, v GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI [7]

DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB [3] v BECKER, Benjamin GER
QUALIFIER, v BOLELLI, Simone ITA
QUERREY, Sam USA v ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS [32]
HEWITT, Lleyton AUS [19] v DARCIS, Steve BEL
ISTOMIN, Denis UZB (W) v QUALIFIER,
GULBIS, Ernests LAT v SAFIN, Marat RUS
JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE v BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP [15]
NALBANDIAN, David ARG [10] v SMEETS, Robert AUS (W)
ZABALETA, Mariano ARG v LUCZAK, Peter AUS
JONES, Alun AUS (W) v MONTANES, Albert ESP
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP [22]
STEPANEK, Radek CZE [30] v SPADEA, Vincent USA
QUALIFIER, v ROITMAN, Sergio ARG
VENTURA, Santiago ESP v DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG
ROGER-VASSELIN, Edouard FRA v FERRER, David ESP [5]

GASQUET, Richard FRA [8] v LINDAHL, Nick AUS (W)
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP v QUALIFIER,
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL v PATIENCE, Olivier FRA
PAVEL, Andrei ROU v ANDREEV, Igor RUS [31]
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG [18] v GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
FALLA, Alejandro COL v QUALIFIER,
QUALIFIER, v BRZEZICKI, Juan Pablo ARG
TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA v MURRAY, Andy GBR [9]
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS [14] v MONTCOURT, Mathieu FRA (W)
QUALIFIER, v SEPPI, Andreas ITA
SELA, Dudi ISR v QUALIFIER,
QUALIFIER, v KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO [20]
WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI [26] v BENNETEAU, Julien FRA
LU, Yen-Hsun TPE v GICQUEL, Marc FRA
MAHUT, Nicolas FRA v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
LLODRA, Michael FRA v DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS [4]

RODDICK, Andy USA [6] v QUALIFIER,
YOUNG, Donald USA v BERRER, Michael GER
KOROLEV, Evgeny RUS v QUALIFIER,
QUALIFIER, v KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER [29]
NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN [24] v DANCEVIC, Frank CAN
LEVINE, Jesse USA (W) v VASSALLO ARGUELLO, Martin ARG
FISH, Mardy USA v PASHANSKI, Boris SRB
ZVEREV, Mischa GER v ROBREDO, Tommy ESP [11]
MOYA, Carlos ESP [16] v KOUBEK, Stefan AUT
HORNA, Luis PER v CALLERI, Agustin ARG
CAPDEVILLE, Paul CHI v KLEIN, Brydan AUS (W)
HANESCU, Victor ROU v MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA [23]
SIMON, Gilles FRA [28] v REYNOLDS, Bobby USA
CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
SERRA, Florent FRA v MAYER, Florian GER
QUALIFIER, v NADAL, Rafael ESP [2]

alisia
01-12-2008, 06:33 PM
:ras: :devil:

alisia
01-12-2008, 09:35 PM
David doesn't play on Monday but Tommy does :help:

FerrersLinda
01-12-2008, 10:54 PM
Tommy who?:scratch:

:p

alisia
01-12-2008, 11:26 PM
Tommy who?:scratch:

:p

:ras:

alisia
01-14-2008, 08:53 PM
Oop for Tuesday :help:

Show Court 3 11.00 AM

1. WTA

2. David Nalbandian (ARG)[10] v. Robert Smeets (AUS)

3. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) v. David Ferrer (ESP)[5]

4. WTA

Sommarsverige
01-14-2008, 10:09 PM
Good luck David for his first GS match in 2008 :hug: :)

I really hope he does it faster (and better) than Tommy :devil: But of course, in the end only the result counts ;)

alisia
01-14-2008, 10:11 PM
Good luck David for his first GS match in 2008 :hug: :)

I really hope he does it faster (and better) than Tommy :devil: But of course, in the end only the result counts ;)

Birte I :hearts: your avy :D How traumatic was Tommy's first match :eek: but he got there in the end :worship:

Sommarsverige
01-14-2008, 10:30 PM
Stupid mtf :mad: I already typed a longer text which wasnīt posted, so here we go again...

Birte I :hearts: your avy :D How traumatic was Tommy's first match :eek: but he got there in the end :worship:

Yes, I think I would have died if I would have followed the match on tv...still canīt believe Tommy almost lost against this unknown German guy :devil:

As I was very late this morning I didnīt have time to check the result, but a nice friend texted me that Tommy won :)
So glad he is through and the next round just HAS to be easier :worship: I want him to reach the next weekend, cos then I can follow his match in the middle of the night ;) I love doing that, but only for the right guys of course :p

Okay Ali (and all the others), if mtf lets me post this message now, I will be really off to bed now :hug: :wavey:

alisia
01-15-2008, 10:29 AM
David had a nice easy opener :worship: winning 62 62 61 :worship:

From the main site

Australia's hope Lleyton Hewitt and fifth-seeded Spaniard David Ferrer also made impressive starts; Hewitt rolled to a 6-0, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Belgian Steve Darcis in just 77 minutes, while Ferrer dismissed Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 in 87 minutes.

alisia
01-16-2008, 12:33 PM
Oop for Thursday

MARGARET Court ARENA 11.00 AM

1. Alun Jones (AUS) v. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)[22]
2. Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)[6] v. Alisa Kleybanova (RUS)
3. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) v. David Ferrer (ESP)[5]

*Ljubica*
01-16-2008, 01:14 PM
Ali - David will be fine - don't worry. I can't really say much here, but JM has some major problems both off the court and with his health, and he may not even be able to complete this match. It will be a walk in the park for David anyway I'm sure.

Nathaliia
01-16-2008, 02:33 PM
Rosie, thankx for the rep. I must spread blah blah. Anyway I don't know that person but looks like a sheer idiot.

alisia
01-16-2008, 02:53 PM
Ali - David will be fine - don't worry. I can't really say much here, but JM has some major problems both off the court and with his health, and he may not even be able to complete this match. It will be a walk in the park for David anyway I'm sure.

:hug: poor boy :sad:

*Ljubica*
01-16-2008, 03:46 PM
Rosie, thankx for the rep. I must spread blah blah. Anyway I don't know that person but looks like a sheer idiot.

Hi Nathi :wavey: Neither did I until the past few days really - but I understand they have been "removed" now anyway :p And I can't Rep you again either :lol: Have a good day :)

Clara Bow
01-16-2008, 03:50 PM
Sorry to hear that Delpo is having problems. :sad: I hope things get sorted out.

I was very pleased with David's play in the first round....too bad he has Nalby coming up in the fourth. If that match comes to pass it should be a good one.

alisia
01-17-2008, 02:32 PM
David won 6-3 6-4 ret v little Juan :D Rosie I hope it's nothing too serious wrong with him :sad:

American Vince Spadea earned a hard-fought 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7 victory over Denis Gremelmayr of Germany to set up a third round match against Spanish No. 5 seed David Ferrer, who was leading Juan Martin del Potro by two sets to love when the Argentine retired with an injury. The 33-year-old Spadea first competed at the Australian Open in 1995 and achieved his best performance by reaching the 1999 quarterfinals (l. to Haas).

*Ljubica*
01-17-2008, 04:07 PM
David won 6-3 6-4 ret v little Juan :D Rosie I hope it's nothing too serious wrong with him :sad:

American Vince Spadea earned a hard-fought 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7 victory over Denis Gremelmayr of Germany to set up a third round match against Spanish No. 5 seed David Ferrer, who was leading Juan Martin del Potro by two sets to love when the Argentine retired with an injury. The 33-year-old Spadea first competed at the Australian Open in 1995 and achieved his best performance by reaching the 1999 quarterfinals (l. to Haas).

Can't reassure you on that one I'm afraid Ali. Physically he has bad back problems. An injury that was at first thought to be non-serious, turns out to be a possible hairline fracture to a vertebrae, that will almost certainly need surgery and at least 3 months off. Professionally, the wonderful guys in Team DP have called it a day with him - too long and complicated to go into here, except it was their decision, not his. And as for the rest - well it's not my business to put it all on a public message board :shrug: but let's say that he has one hell of a lot of growing up to do. I hope the enforced lay-off he may have to have this year will help him do that and come back a better and stronger player and person.

alisia
01-17-2008, 06:14 PM
Can't reassure you on that one I'm afraid Ali. Physically he has bad back problems. An injury that was at first thought to be non-serious, turns out to be a possible hairline fracture to a vertebrae, that will almost certainly need surgery and at least 3 months off. Professionally, the wonderful guys in Team DP have called it a day with him - too long and complicated to go into here, except it was their decision, not his. And as for the rest - well it's not my business to put it all on a public message board :shrug: but let's say that he has one hell of a lot of growing up to do. I hope the enforced lay-off he may have to have this year will help him do that and come back a better and stronger player and person.

That's awful to hear Rosie :awww: Like you say lets hope the enforced lay-off will help him on & off court.

alisia
01-18-2008, 02:28 PM
Oop for Saturday ~ I'm finally going to see him play :bounce:

Show Court 2 11.00 AM

1. Vincent Spadea (USA) v. David Ferrer (ESP)[5]

2. Nadia Petrova (RUS)[14] v. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)

3. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v. Mariya Koryttseva (UKR)
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR)

4. Tatiana Poutchek (BLR) v. Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
Andre Sa (BRA) Robert Smeets (AUS)

*Ljubica*
01-18-2008, 07:53 PM
Oop for Saturday ~ I'm finally going to see him play :bounce:

Show Court 2 11.00 AM

1. Vincent Spadea (USA) v. David Ferrer (ESP)[5]

2. Nadia Petrova (RUS)[14] v. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)

3. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) v. Mariya Koryttseva (UKR)
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR)

4. Tatiana Poutchek (BLR) v. Casey Dellacqua (AUS)
Andre Sa (BRA) Robert Smeets (AUS)

Shame that means you also get to see Vinnay in hot, steamy close-up at about 2.00am :bolt: Enjoy and Vamos David :)

FerrersLinda
01-18-2008, 07:55 PM
Shame that means you also get to see Vinnay in hot, steamy close-up at about 2.00am :bolt: Enjoy and Vamos David :)

Hot steamy close-ups of Vinnay:eek:

alisia
01-19-2008, 12:01 AM
I don't believe it, it's raining in Melbourne :mad:

*Ljubica*
01-19-2008, 11:30 AM
He has been rescheduled for tomorrow:-

Vodafone Arena 11.00 AM
1. Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Vincent Spadea (USA) v. David Ferrer (ESP) [5]
2. Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Justine Henin (BEL)[1] v. Su-Wei Hsieh (TPE)
3. Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Elena Dementieva (RUS)[11] v. Maria Sharapova (RUS)[5]
4. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)[14] v. Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)[4]

alisia
01-19-2008, 02:35 PM
:bounce: I will definately see him play :bounce:

FerrersLinda
01-19-2008, 11:43 PM
:bounce: I will definately see him play :bounce:

I'll maybe see him play, depending on if ESPN rather shows Rod Laver Arena. Keep the fingers crossed.:)

cobalt60
01-20-2008, 04:06 AM
:D David!
Thanks for the info Rosie on JMDP.

16681
01-20-2008, 05:49 AM
I don't think David got too much of a work out :tape: :ignore: But Congrats to him anyway :lol:

alisia
01-20-2008, 12:51 PM
Oop for Monday ~ looks like I'm getting up at 4am tomorrow :o shame I've got to go back to work :sad:

Vodafone Arena 11.00 AM

1. Rohan Bopanna (IND) v. Jeff Coetzee (RSA)
Rajeev Ram (USA) Wesley Moodie (RSA)

2. Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[27] v. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)[9]

3. Olga Govortsova (BLR) v. Jelena Jankovic (SRB)
Darya Kustova (BLR) Bethanie Mattek (USA)

Not Before 3:00 PM

4. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)[22] v. David Ferrer (ESP)[5]

Sommarsverige
01-20-2008, 01:08 PM
Big congrats to David for winning so easy against Spadea :clap2:

Canīt watch his match against Ferrero, but it would be so great to wake up and see David as a winner :worship:

neenah
01-20-2008, 02:21 PM
Good luck to David! :D

alisia
01-21-2008, 10:54 AM
David won his match 75 36 64 61 :woohoo: looks like he'll be getting Nole in the last 8 :unsure:

FerrersLinda
01-21-2008, 11:59 AM
Match started ridiculously late and I was asleep on the couch.:awww:

But:woohoo: he can take Nole!!!!

alisia
01-21-2008, 12:39 PM
Match started ridiculously late and I was asleep on the couch.:awww:

But:woohoo: he can take Nole!!!!

:awww: :hug: shame because he looked so :lick:

I got up at 4 & saw Daniella, so went back to bed :p got up again to see the start of the womens doubles, so went back to bed before finally getting up & seeing 1 set of David's match before having to go to work :fiery: missed the whole of the 2nd & 1/2 of the 3rd set getting to work & missed the last set because I had to go into a meeting :sad: but according to the boy I've got 2 whole sets of him to watch tonight :worship: But who cares he's in the 1/8 final :bounce:

cobalt60
01-21-2008, 02:51 PM
:banana: And in his unassuming way into the QF's badababoom;)

16681
01-21-2008, 08:24 PM
:banana: And in his unassuming way into the QF's badababoom;)
That is one of the things I really like about David "his unassuming way". I'm only sorry the victory had to come by beating a fellow countryman :sad: But these things have to happen in tennis, so Congrats to David on his win :)

l_mac
01-21-2008, 09:39 PM
I read on GM that David was injured. Is that true? :sad:

alisia
01-21-2008, 09:39 PM
Our boy is injured :eek: I've just watched his match from today & he had to have the trainer out at 3-0 in the 4th set :sad:

FerrersLinda
01-21-2008, 09:47 PM
No mention of it on his website though. Maybe it was just a little cramp?:scratch:

I have to teach a class tonight, Mr. Oli Chela is back.:awww:

alisia
01-21-2008, 09:53 PM
No mention of it on his website though. Maybe it was just a little cramp?:scratch:

I have to teach a class tonight, Mr. Oli Chela is back.:awww:

there was a squeal & a grimace first :sad: didn't stop him kicking JCF's butt :p

Sommarsverige
01-21-2008, 09:53 PM
I am so happy that David reached his 2nd consecutive quarterfilan in a Grand Slam :bounce: :bounce:

Hope he will also take out bad Nole :p :worship:

Btw, Linda, I just :hearts: your avater :yeah:

neenah
01-21-2008, 11:51 PM
I hope he's not injured. :sad:

Good luck against Nole! :D

*Ljubica*
01-22-2008, 05:55 PM
Here is the OOP for tomorrow:-
Rod Laver Arena 11.00 AM

1. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)[9] v. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[29]

2. Venus Williams (USA)[8] v. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)[4]

3. Novak Djokovic (SRB)[3] v. David Ferrer (ESP)[5]

alisia
01-22-2008, 07:19 PM
Here is the OOP for tomorrow:-
Rod Laver Arena 11.00 AM

1. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)[9] v. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)[29]

2. Venus Williams (USA)[8] v. Ana Ivanovic (SRB)[4]

3. Novak Djokovic (SRB)[3] v. David Ferrer (ESP)[5]

:ras: That means I'd have to get up around 4am to see him play :sad: & I don't think it will happen :o

FerrersLinda
01-22-2008, 11:29 PM
:ras: That means I'd have to get up around 4am to see him play :sad: & I don't think it will happen :o

Of course you'll get up and watch him. Your his #2 fan after all.:D I'm a happy girl, I don't have to teach tonight!:woohoo:

FerrersLinda
01-23-2008, 05:14 AM
Out muppet isn't doing to well. Horrible first set 6-0. He's 5-2 down in the second but at least he's playing better. Just smashed his racquet all over the court so I'm hoping that will turn things around.

No sign of Javi.:confused:

alisia
01-23-2008, 06:18 AM
Out muppet isn't doing to well. Horrible first set 6-0. He's 5-2 down in the second but at least he's playing better. Just smashed his racquet all over the court so I'm hoping that will turn things around.

No sign of Javi.:confused:

Why has it taken him soo long to suddenly remember he can play :mad:

alisia
01-23-2008, 06:31 AM
He's lost :hysteric: 60 63 75 :sad:

How the hell is Djokovic going to play his next match because he's out on his feet :eek:

I'm off for a shower

*Ljubica*
01-23-2008, 08:09 AM
Out muppet isn't doing to well. Horrible first set 6-0. He's 5-2 down in the second but at least he's playing better. Just smashed his racquet all over the court so I'm hoping that will turn things around.

No sign of Javi.:confused:

Don't fret Linda - i got up in time to see the last set, and Eurosport showed Javi in close-up, - so no need to be alarmed :)

neenah
01-23-2008, 11:37 AM
:sad: :hug:

FerrersLinda
01-23-2008, 05:29 PM
What a horrible loss.:hysteric:

Thank God you've seen Javi Rosie, I was worried sick he had run off with Sue again.:awww:

16681
01-23-2008, 07:12 PM
David :sad: At least may be he wore the other player out :) No names mentioned, but there is a player I don't like ;)

FerrersLinda
01-23-2008, 07:18 PM
Mae:wavey: I don't like that player (hint: his head resembles a tool one uses to clean the toiletbowl:p) either.

At least David looked a lot better than Djokovic.:lick:

Sue
01-24-2008, 09:22 AM
What a horrible loss.:hysteric:

Thank God you've seen Javi Rosie, I was worried sick he had run off with Sue again.:awww:

Not this time Linda, we'll be seeing each other in the summer though ;)

FerrersLinda
01-24-2008, 01:34 PM
Not this time Linda, we'll be seeing each other in the summer though ;)

Sue you hussy!:eek: I'll be seeing the beautiful coach this March but my husband has decided to come with me to Miami again, so no chance of a rendez vous.:awww:

Sue
01-24-2008, 11:19 PM
Sue you hussy!:eek: I'll be seeing the beautiful coach this March but my husband has decided to come with me to Miami again, so no chance of a rendez vous.:awww:

Boooo, husbands can be so restrictive sometimes!