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Stoke Park Exo (Ljubicic wins the whole thing, Flip beats Reid)

Deboogle!.
06-15-2004, 07:09 PM
The schedule was finally released. Too bad it's not a real tourney, some enticing matches, esp. Nalby/Lopez :)

THE BOODLE & DUNTHORNE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE STARTS TOMORROW

15/06/04

THE BOODLE & DUNTHORNE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE STARTS TOMORROW, WITH LAST YEAR'S WIMBLEDON FINALIST MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS HOPING TO RECAPTURE THE FORM OF LAST SUMMER. ALSO INVOLVED IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE EVENT ARE CARLOS MOYA, GORAN IVANISEVIC, ANDY RODDICK AND DAVID NALBANDIAN ALL PARTICIPATING IN AN ACTION PACKED FIRST DAY.

ORDER OF PLAY - WEDNESDAY 16 JUNE 2004

11:00 AM
CARLOS MOYA (ESP) V IVAN LJUBICIC (CRO)
NOT BEFORE 2.00PM
GORAN IVANISEVIC (CRO) V NICOLAS MASSU (CHI)
FOLLOWED BY - EXHIBITION MATCH
ANDY RODDICK (USA) V RADEK STEPANEK
FOLLOWED BY
MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS (AUS) V FERNANDO GONZALEZ (CHI)
FOLLOWED BY
DAVID NALBANDIAN (ARG) V FELICIANO LOPEZ (ESP)

YoursTruly
06-15-2004, 07:36 PM
A pretty nice line-up for this event!! :)

star
06-15-2004, 07:46 PM
If Nalbandian is playing in this exhibition, it seems he certainly will be playing at Wimbledon. That should be good news for his fans.

Poor Poo. He's having a dreadful time since the great Davis Cup victory last year.

RogiFan88
06-15-2004, 08:08 PM
Yeah, sounds like a nice little exo to go to and eat your strawbs and drink Pimms!!

*Ljubica*
06-15-2004, 08:14 PM
And I can walk to it from my house :) Really looking forward to it.

RogiFan88
06-15-2004, 08:33 PM
Cool, Rosie! Where is it exactly? E W N or S of London?? Stoke Poges... sounds like it's on the Thames... one of those garden suburby places. Lovely!

Deboogle!.
06-15-2004, 08:35 PM
It's funny that they have the schedule up but no draw:confused:

some of those people are only playing an exho match though not in the 8-player draw. These people don't seem too with it, actually LOL

*Ljubica*
06-15-2004, 08:45 PM
Cool, Rosie! Where is it exactly? E W N or S of London?? Stoke Poges... sounds like it's on the Thames... one of those garden suburby places. Lovely!

It's west of London - and yes - we are not so far from the Thames (my garden leads down to the Thames actually), - and yes - we are a lovely, leafy English suburb :)

Deboogle!.
06-16-2004, 07:35 PM
I didn't know anything was wrong with Carlos's shoulder?:(

Oh and sorry about the all caps... it's how they write the articles
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RODDICK AND IVANISEVIC PREPARE FOR WIMBLEDON WITH VICTORIES ON DAY ONE AT STOKE PARK CLUB

16/06/04

RESULTS OF PLAY WEDNESDAY 16 JUNE 2004

I. LJUBICIC (CRO) BT C. MOYA (ESP) 7-6, 7-6
G. IVANISEVIC (CRO) BT N. MASSU (CHI) 7-6, 7-6
A. RODDICK (USA) BT R. STEPANEK (CZE) 6-4, 7-6

ANDY RODDICK ARRIVED AT THE BOODLE AND DUNTHORNE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE FRESH FROM DEFENDING HIS STELLA ARTOIS QUEEN’S CROWN FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. HE CONCLUDED HIS GRASS COURT PREPARATION FOR WIMBLEDON BY COMFORTABLY DEFEATING RADEK STEPANEK WHO IS RANKED 63 PLACES BELOW HIM. HE COMMENTED, ‘THE COURTS WERE A LITTLE BIT FASTER THAN QUEENS, THEY DO A GREAT JOB HERE WITH PLENTY OF PRACTICE COURTS AND THEY KEEP THE COURTS IN GREAT SHAPE’

IVAN LJUBICIC HAD A SOLID PERFORMANCE ON THE GRASS COURT’S TODAY WHEN HE BEAT THE WORLD NUMBER THREE CARLOS MOYA IN STRAIGHT SETS. AFTER HIS MATCH MOYA ADMITTED THAT HE WAS STILL HAVING PROBLEMS WITH HIS SHOULDER.

GORAN IVANISEVIC POSTED A STRAIGHT SET VICTORY AFTER DEFEATING NICOLAS MASSU. THE CROATIAN WHO IS LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS LAST WIMBLEDON COMMENTED, ‘WIMBLEDON IS THE BEST PLACE TO FINISH MY CAREER BECAUSE IT IS THE BIGGEST HONOUR, I HAVE SO MANY GREAT MEMORIES THERE AND WANT TO LEAVE THIS WIMBLEDON PROUD OF WHAT I HAVE ACHIEVED IN MY CAREER.’ HE CONCLUDED, ‘THERE WILL BE MIXED EMOTIONS, I HAVE ANOTHER FOUR DAYS PRACTISING IN MY CAREER AND IT WILL BE TOUGH AFTER FIFTEEN YEARS LEAVING TENNIS.’

ORDER OF PLAY THURSDAY 17 JUNE 2004

11.30AM:
I. LJUBICIC (CRO) V WINNER PHILIPPOUSSIS/GONZALEZ
2.30PM:
T.HENMAN (GBR) V N. MASSU (CHI)
FOLLOWED BY: CELEBRITY EXIBITION MATCH;
INCLUDING SIR CLIFF RICHARD AND FRED STOLLE
TO BE FOLLOWED BY:
C. MOYA (ESP) V LOSER PHILIPPOUSSIS/F. GONZALEZ (CHI)

TIM HENMAN MAKES HIS DEBUT APPEARANCE AT STOKE PARK TOMORROW IN HIS FINAL MATCH BEFORE WIMBLEDON. HE WILL BE PLAYING NICOLAS MASSU IN THE SECOND MATCH ON DAY TWO OF THE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE. FOLLOWING THE HENMAN MATCH WILL BE A CELEBRITY EXHIBITION MATCH, WHICH INCLUDES SIR CLIFF RICHARD AND AUSTRALIAN TENNIS LEGEND FRED STOLLE.

star
06-16-2004, 07:45 PM
Loser Philippoussis :lol:

Deboogle!.
06-16-2004, 07:47 PM
:haha: But it also says Winner Philippoussis :haha:

It doesn't mention Nalbandian/Lopez anywhere, dunno what happened with that one.

bovenbuuf
06-16-2004, 07:51 PM
yes i was wondering that aswell, why are Nalbandian and Lopez not in the scedule.. and still no score of Phili v Gonzales or the Nalbandian v. Lopez match..

YoursTruly
06-16-2004, 09:10 PM
Good for Goran! This is his surface and what he's been dreaming of! But Carlos!?! What happened to my Carlos! Hehe. Oh well, it's only an exhibition but still!!! :confused:

alfonsojose
06-16-2004, 09:16 PM
Nalbandian and Lopez will be busy combing their hairs on a top-models event sponsored by Pantene Pro V. :tape:

MissPovaFan
06-16-2004, 09:25 PM
G. IVANISEVIC (CRO) BT N. MASSU (CHI) 7-6, 7-6

Shocker there :eek:

TheHawk
06-16-2004, 10:36 PM
yes i was wondering that aswell, why are Nalbandian and Lopez not in the scedule.. and still no score of Phili v Gonzales or the Nalbandian v. Lopez match..

GonzaleZ, with a "z". And he won: 5-7; 7-5; 7-6(1).

Deboogle!.
06-16-2004, 10:57 PM
omg Flip :sad:

and I read on a different board that Lopez beat Nalbandian in 2 but I don't know what the score was.

flip_fan
06-16-2004, 11:07 PM
oh man.... this is heartbreaking.... i was looking forward to wimbledon and now im not... i just want mark to win a couple of matches...well at least one would be nice!

poor mark :( ... hang tough, and keep trying mark, surely the badluck has got to change!

Eve83
06-16-2004, 11:16 PM
Nalbandian and Lopez will be busy combing their hairs on a top-models event sponsored by Pantene Pro V. :tape:

Lol...yeah, Lopez really has this Model "I´m too cool for this world"-look going on...watched him playing last week in Halle. Damn, he´s just too pretty;). My brother and I were two of the very few people who sat on the court one to watch him playing doubles on Friday (against Fish/Pavel). He even turned around and starred at me for a few seconds...I am blessed...LOL...

jazz_girl
06-16-2004, 11:51 PM
Lopez won by 6-3 7-6(7-4)

star
06-16-2004, 11:54 PM
Nalbandian and Lopez will be busy combing their hairs on a top-models event sponsored by Pantene Pro V. :tape:

Lol.... that gave me the funniest mental image of them :lol:

You are very humorous today, Alfonso. You are making me smile again and again.

sigmagirl91
06-17-2004, 12:33 AM
Nalbandian and Lopez will be busy combing their hairs on a top-models event sponsored by Pantene Pro V. :tape:

You are too much, alfie. I bet you they will be laughing all the way to the bank if Pantene actually signs them to a long-term contract..... :o

Lestat
06-17-2004, 12:38 AM
Lopez won by 6-3 7-6(7-4)

wow, really? :eek:
What a surprise.

Havok
06-17-2004, 12:41 AM
I HIGHLY doubt that Pantene would sign a tennis player, let alone a lesser tennis player:p

Mimi
06-17-2004, 03:24 AM
goran finally won a match :woohoo: :bowdown: :bigclap: :yeah: , at least won one match in wimbledon please, my crazy and funniest goran :wavey: :worship:

heya
06-17-2004, 04:07 AM
Pantene can show a commercial with David running in slow motion on the beach. His hair flies in all directions. :D

claudine140
06-17-2004, 05:18 AM
i heard moya has some shoulder problems, does someone know more about this?

*Ljubica*
06-17-2004, 07:21 AM
wow, really? :eek:
What a surprise.

Wasn't really that much of a surprise I don't think Lestat - this was David's first match since the Roland Garros semis and his first on grass for a year. I was at the match and his ribs are still very heavily strapped from the injury he had, and he is definately not serving with full power or moving very freely because of the injury. He is using this to see if he thinks he has any chance of being competitive at Wimbledon - my own view after this match is probably not really :sad: Also have to say that Feli was serving really well, and of course on grass, having a big serve is often all you need which is why I find grass court tennis so boring!

And Claudine - I watched the Moya match as well - he certainly seemed to be having problems with his shoulder although no one has any more details than that at the moment. I'm going to the exhibition again today - he is meant to be playing so if I find anything else out I'll post it here for you.

sigmagirl91
06-17-2004, 11:10 AM
I HIGHLY doubt that Pantene would sign a tennis player, let alone a lesser tennis player:p

Newsflash: Pantene does have commercials airing in Latin American countries, in case you haven't noticed. I'm confident that L.A. reps will be glad to sign him to a long-term contract.
Being associated with Pantene is a good thing...

merle
06-17-2004, 01:38 PM
Wasn't really that much of a surprise I don't think Lestat - this was David's first match since the Roland Garros semis and his first on grass for a year. I was at the match and his ribs are still very heavily strapped from the injury he had, and he is definately not serving with full power or moving very freely because of the injury. He is using this to see if he thinks he has any chance of being competitive at Wimbledon - my own view after this match is probably not really :sad: Also have to say that Feli was serving really well, and of course on grass, having a big serve is often all you need which is why I find grass court tennis so boring!

And Claudine - I watched the Moya match as well - he certainly seemed to be having problems with his shoulder although no one has any more details than that at the moment. I'm going to the exhibition again today - he is meant to be playing so if I find anything else out I'll post it here for you.

Oh Rosie, please do let us know if you find out more about Moyke's shoulder! The scores of both Carlos' and David's matches were not that bad. Did it look worse?

alfonsojose
06-17-2004, 01:42 PM
Hey, sigma. I'm just kidding. Of course there would be nothing wrong if Pantene would choose them for a commercial. It would be funny. I didn't mean to attack David or Feliciano.

I sometimes call Feliciano Felilie Mauresmo, but just because they look alike a lot. But my intention is not to attack Amelie or Feliciano. And about David, it's really fun to see his metro side. He looks really diferent.

And heya :lol: Imagine them playing a match in the beach. The commercial would be in slow motion like you said. Then they would have a shower in tongues with Pantene Pro V :tape: ... :drool:

alfonsojose
06-17-2004, 01:47 PM
David would run for a ball and would slide on the sand. He'd hit a down the line slice backhand to attack Felilie's backhand. Felilie would fall and say "My hair is full of sand. You won. Let's take a shower"

And i would pray for a short hair men contest between Gambill and Sluiter (i don't want Rainer to do those commercials, he's for me)

star
06-17-2004, 01:55 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

Now you are cracking me up more than ever!!!

"my hair is full of sand" :lol:

(p.s. I never thought that what you said was attacking either player :kiss: )

star
06-17-2004, 01:56 PM
And then the picture disloves into both of them in the shower with the suds in their hair cascading down their bodies. :)

alfonsojose
06-17-2004, 02:08 PM
.. and in the background, they're playing Madonna's "Cherish". Did you remember the video with Madonna and a little girl on the beach? :lol: "Give me faith, give me joy, my boy, i will always cherish you". And finnaly, a male voice says "Pantene Pro V. These boys cherish it" :haha: :haha:

star
06-17-2004, 02:09 PM
:haha:

Priceless!!!

Pantene MUST hire you immediately!

alfonsojose
06-17-2004, 02:10 PM
Or even better, they could do a male version of Aerosmith's video "girls of summer" :haha: :haha:

star
06-17-2004, 02:15 PM
With Nalby and Feli riding in a convertible.... hair streaming... sunglasses on...

azza
06-17-2004, 02:21 PM
Did Mark win any matches? :sad:

alfonsojose
06-17-2004, 02:23 PM
:haha: They're in the front seats. And Stepanek is behind. They all wear the last Ray Ban designs :cool:

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 02:29 PM
Carlos Moya is ill, so there is a change that Nalbandian will replace Carlos in the match against Phili

YoursTruly
06-17-2004, 03:01 PM
:haha: They're in the front seats. And Stepanek is behind. They all wear the last Ray Ban designs :cool:

OMG that's just too funny!!! :haha:
Look at what you guys have done!! You've made Carlos ill!!!

alfonsojose
06-17-2004, 03:24 PM
Poor Moya. I was happy with his decision of playinng Wimbledon and now this. I guess he better should rest. It would be nice to see somebody in the top ten challenging Coria's run on the clay season after RG. I think Ferrero will go 'coz he needs points like crazy now and he hasn't played in a while.

merle
06-17-2004, 03:48 PM
OMG OMG is it that serious with Carlos?? Oh please, will he still be able to play at Wimby?? :sad: :sad:

sigmagirl91
06-17-2004, 04:00 PM
Hey, sigma. I'm just kidding. Of course there would be nothing wrong if Pantene would choose them for a commercial. It would be funny. I didn't mean to attack David or Feliciano.

I sometimes call Feliciano Felilie Mauresmo, but just because they look alike a lot. But my intention is not to attack Amelie or Feliciano. And about David, it's really fun to see his metro side. He looks really diferent.

And heya :lol: Imagine them playing a match in the beach. The commercial would be in slow motion like you said. Then they would have a shower in tongues with Pantene Pro V :tape: ... :drool:

I know you were kidding.... :o

sigmagirl91
06-17-2004, 04:01 PM
Carlos Moya is ill, so there is a change that Nalbandian will replace Carlos in the match against Phili

Hubby #2 is ill? What's wrong with him?

YoursTruly
06-17-2004, 04:01 PM
I just found out in this thread! I hope it isn't serious, or I hope it isn't even true! I really hope Carlos will play at Wimbledon and give it a shot because who knows? Good things good happen! :D

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 04:16 PM
not sure if Phili plays tonight, and against who... its not Nalbandian..

Havok
06-17-2004, 04:19 PM
Newsflash: Pantene does have commercials airing in Latin American countries, in case you haven't noticed. I'm confident that L.A. reps will be glad to sign him to a long-term contract.
Being associated with Pantene is a good thing...
:eek: I didn't know commercials were shown all around the world :retard:

All I'm saying is that i doubt hair product commercials would sign tennis stars, they usually go after supermodels, actresses/actors. And I don't think I've seen a famous male in one of these hair product commercials :scared:

jazz_girl
06-17-2004, 04:24 PM
Poor Carlos! I hope it's nothing serious!!!

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 04:31 PM
Hubby #2 is ill? What's wrong with him?

can't tell, I only know that he is ill...but hope its over soon...and that he can play at wimbly

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 05:54 PM
ORDER OF PLAY FRIDAY 18 JUNE 2004

11AM:
C. MOYA (ESP) V T. REID (AUS)

2.30PM:
G. IVANISEVIC (CRO) V F. LOPEZ (ESP)

FOLLOWED BY:
D. NALBANDIAN (ARG) V N. MASSU (CHI)

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 06:04 PM
HENMAN SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES HIS PREPARATION FOR WIMBLEDON AT STOKE PARK CLUB

17/06/04

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOODLE AND DUNTHORNE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE

STOKE PARK CLUB, STOKE POGES, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
16-19 JUNE 2004 GRASS COURT INVITATIONAL

THURSDAY 17 JUNE 2004

HENMAN SUCCESSFULLY CONCLUDES HIS PREPARATION FOR WIMBLEDON AT STOKE PARK CLUB

RESULTS OF PLAY THURSDAY 17 JUNE 2004

I. LJUBICIC (CRO) BT F. GONZALEZ (CHI) 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2), 6-2

T. HENMAN (GBR) BT N. MASSU (CHI) 6-3, 6-4

A. CROFT (GBR)/ F. STOLLE (AUS) BT SIR C. RICHARD (GBR)/ G.D. JONES (GBR) 6-3


THE FIRST MATCH OF THE DAY SAW IVAN LJUBICIC HAVE HIS SIXTH VICTORY IN A ROW AFTER DEFEATING FERNANDO GONZALEZ IN STRAIGHT SETS.

TIM HENMAN MADE HIS DEBUT AT THE BOODLE AND DUNTHORNE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE TODAY WITH THE PERFECT PREPARATION FOR HIS WIMBLEDON BID AFTER DEFEATING NICOLAS MASSU. THE BRITISH NUMBER ONE COMMENTED, ‘TO PLAY A MATCH LIKE THIS WAS JUST WHAT I NEEDED HAVING ONLY PLAYED ONE MATCH ON GRASS.’ HE CONTINUED, ‘I HAVE BEEN REALLY HAPPY WITH THE WAY I HAVE BEEN PLAYING IN PRACTICE.’ LOOKING FORWARD TO WIMBLEDON HENMAN SAID, ‘ONE OF THE BIG THINGS I HAVE BEEN EMPHASISING OVER THE LAST FIVE OR SIX MONTHS IS WORRYING ABOUT WHAT I AM DOING, IF I PLAY THIS TYPE OF TENNIS, THEN I THINK I HAVE A GOOD CHANCE.’

LOOKING BACK ON HIS PAST FORM THE WIMBLEDON FIFTH SEED SAID HE TRIED TOO HARD AND PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON HIMSELF, ‘MY FOCUS OF ATTENTION WAS SOMETIMES ON WINNING AND LOSING RATHER THAN THE WAY I WAS PLAYING BUT MY ATTITUDE HAS CHANGED SINCE THE END OF LAST YEAR, I DEFINITELY FEEL VERY RELAXED ON THE COURT.’ LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS GAME ON TUESDAY AGAINST RUBEN RAMIREZ HILDALGO, HENMAN SAID HE WAS CONFIDENT OF TAKING CARE OF HIS OWN GAME, ‘I KNOW RIGHT NOW COMING INTO WIMBLEDON I AM PLAYING AS WELL AS I HAVE EVER PLAYED AND MY RESULTS INDICATE THAT, SO I HAVE TO TAKE THAT ONTO THE MATCH COURT ON TUESDAY, THAT’S ALL I CAN DO.’ REFLECTING ON HIS LAST MATCH PRACTICE, HE SAID, ‘STOKE PARK CLUB IS IDEAL IN THIS INSTANCE, THERE’S A GREAT CROWD, IT WAS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT.’

THE STOKE PARK CLUB AUDIENCE WERE DELIGHTED BY A CELEBRITY MATCH INVOLVING SIR CLIFF RICHARD AND GD JONES PLAYING AGAINST ANNABEL CROFT AND FRED STOLLE.

http://www.intadmail.co.uk/bdcc/flash/viewnews.php?id=00017

sigmagirl91
06-17-2004, 06:05 PM
ORDER OF PLAY FRIDAY 18 JUNE 2004

11AM:
C. MOYA (ESP) V T. REID (AUS)

2.30PM:
G. IVANISEVIC (CRO) V F. LOPEZ (ESP)

FOLLOWED BY:
D. NALBANDIAN (ARG) V N. MASSU (CHI)

Thought Moya wasn't playing? Is someone else taking his place in the draw?

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 06:10 PM
this is the OOP for tomorrow, maybe he wants to give it another try.. and well moya plays now against Reid and not against Phili which match was sceduled for today.... so maybe Reid is also playing today against Phili...

claudine140
06-17-2004, 06:15 PM
I have heard moya has troubles with his shoulder and that is why he isn't playing, and he will decide in the next coming hours if he is going to wimbledon or not
so that is really bad news!!!

bovenbuuf
06-17-2004, 06:43 PM
well it seems that Phili plays today against Child.. and that Moya could not play because of a stomach bug, and that its not sure if he will play tomorrow...

Corey Feldman
06-17-2004, 07:12 PM
saw tim on a question of sport game show tonight alongside Hingis and Krajicek

kwooaaarrr hingis, what a gorgeous creature

*Ljubica*
06-17-2004, 08:31 PM
For those of you who were interested in Moya............the reason he pulled out of Stoke Park today was a stomach bug - he phoned the organisers and told them that this morning - the shoulder wasn't mentioned, even though I know he had a few problems with it yesterday. He is scheduled to play tomorrow morning, though obviously that will depend how he feels after 24 hours rest. Mark P. played Lee Childs from England in his last match - as Moya pulled out and David obviously preferred a full days' rest due to his own injuries. Sorry I don't know the score - I left the exhibition just as the match started as I was a bit tired and wanted to get home.

alfonsojose
06-17-2004, 08:38 PM
stomach bug

poor toilet :bolt:

*Ljubica*
06-17-2004, 08:43 PM
poor toilet :bolt:


LOL! You do make me laugh - just caught up with the shower advert stuff too - priceless :haha:

jazz_girl
06-17-2004, 08:44 PM
poor toilet :bolt:
poor toilet? Poor housekeepers!!! They're the ones that have to clean the toilets... :o

alfonsojose
06-17-2004, 08:46 PM
Well, after he cleans everything, i could :lick: all his b*tt

alfonsojose
06-17-2004, 08:49 PM
poor toilet? Poor housekeepers!!! They're the ones that have to clean the toilets... :o

At least he's really sick, i think Moya can reach the toilet and use it properly without leaving .. physical evidence :scared:, aside from the "bouquet" ;)

jazz_girl
06-17-2004, 08:51 PM
At least he's really sick, i think Moya can reach the toilet and use it properly without leaving .. physical evidence :scared:, aside from the "bouquet" ;)
:haha:

Deboogle!.
06-17-2004, 10:29 PM
Philippoussis snaps losing streak
Jun 18 06:47
AAP


Mark Philippoussis has finally won a tennis match.

With only four days to go until his opening match at Wimbledon next week, the Australian broke the worst form slump of his career with a 6-3 6-1 win over Britain's world No.262 Lee Childs at a round robin exhibition event at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire.

After eight consecutive first round losses since the Australian Open in January (excluding the World Teams Cup last month), Philippoussis lost his opening match of the Boodle and Dunthorne Challenge at Stoke Park yesterday to Chilean Fernando Gonzalez 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7-1).

His hopes of a breakthrough win today looked slim when he was drawn to play world No.7 Carlos Moya, but the Spaniard withdrew from the match with a shoulder injury.

Philippoussis, who reached the final of Wimbledon last year and is seeded 11th this year despite slipping to 19 in world rankings, plummeted to new depths in his slump last week when he lost in the first round at the Queen's Club to world No.866 Ian Flanagan from Wales.

Each player is guaranteed at least three matches at the four day Boodle and Dunthorne event, with Philippoussis due to play next on Saturday.

Havok
06-17-2004, 10:41 PM
too bad its just a exho, the win doesnt count:p

Deboogle!.
06-17-2004, 10:43 PM
:sad: and winning in a quasi-exho before RG didn't help there either :sad:

Leo
06-17-2004, 11:08 PM
Dusseldorf matches count, don't they? Because I've checked some H2H's, and WTC matches are usually included, so they should count for personal records as well.

flip_fan
06-17-2004, 11:08 PM
hey a win is a win!!!!!!!!!

lol, and finally a semi decent straight sets win.... no tie breakers, how amazing!!!

poor mark... i hope he can win his final match on sat to salvage a little bit of momentum... if you could call itt that... please god at least allow mark to win his 1st rd match at wimbledon!

Deboogle!.
06-17-2004, 11:08 PM
they count in h2h and stuff like that b/c it's an ATP-sanctioned event but they don't count for rankings and stuff like that.

Leo
06-17-2004, 11:09 PM
they count in h2h and stuff like that b/c it's an ATP-sanctioned event but they don't count for rankings and stuff like that.

Okay, thanks for the clarification.

star
06-17-2004, 11:38 PM
OMG that's just too funny!!! :haha:
Look at what you guys have done!! You've made Carlos ill!!!

oh pobrecito!! He probably wanted to be in the commercials too!!

"My hair is pretty, no?"

:lol:

heya
06-18-2004, 12:41 AM
Dahveed and Feli sing 'I wear my sunglasses at night...'

Bee
06-18-2004, 02:35 AM
Ohhhh, I do hope Carlos gets better for Wimbledon. We don't want him not playing again THIS year!! Better to rest now than miss Wimby.
And if he gets through to meet Hewitt in the 4th round, bring it on!! It will be the match we've been denied since D.C. final 2003 in Melbourne! (you can't count that Sydney (Adidas) final as a proper match, due to Moya's ankle injury)
It also would brighten the chances of TV coverage of that match here in Oz., as they usually only show the games involving Australians, unless it's Federer, Agassi or Roddick.

YoursTruly
06-18-2004, 05:05 AM
:eek: I didn't know commercials were shown all around the world :retard:

All I'm saying is that i doubt hair product commercials would sign tennis stars, they usually go after supermodels, actresses/actors. And I don't think I've seen a famous male in one of these hair product commercials :scared:

Yes, commercials are shown around the world, but countries have their own versions! :) The products can be international (it's business/marketing) with maybe slight variations, but then each country makes their own advertisements and commercials for them. Although sometimes you may see commercials playing that are clearly foreign but have been dubbed into English (or a country dubbing it to their native language) just to save money instead of filming a new commerical of their own for their country. One more thing, our own commercials at home may not always feature supermodels or celebrities or athletes because they'd have to pay them and give them a contract. But if it was a borrowed commercial just like I mentioned lines above, then chances are they could have used a famous person from the production's native country, and you wouldn't know it's a big star!

bovenbuuf
06-18-2004, 10:39 AM
Moya pulled out today, but no reason has been given yet...

bovenbuuf
06-18-2004, 03:53 PM
Nalbandian had to retire against Massu, don't know the score, all I know was that Nalbandian was winning, but the injury he has was to painfull to play further.. there is now a big change that Nalbandian will withdraw from Wimbledon...

jazz_girl
06-18-2004, 03:56 PM
OMG!!! Is the first time ever he has to retire from a match, this can't be good at all! :sad:

Deboogle!.
06-18-2004, 03:57 PM
oh my.........

well thanks for the updates bovenbuuf.

Damn the injuries!

bovenbuuf
06-18-2004, 04:01 PM
OMG!!! Is the first time ever he has to retire from a match, this can't be good at all! :sad:

yes that is true.. he never retired before.. must be very painfull to do it now.. and well we now also know for sure that the pain he has with the ribs is really serious...very sad..

sigmagirl91
06-18-2004, 04:14 PM
For some reason, I see a hospital visit in the offing for him. Rib injuries are quite serious, and it takes some time to be fully recovered from them-regardless of the cause of the injury.

RogiFan88
06-18-2004, 04:31 PM
What, both Moya and Nalby ill/injured? That's bad news for Wimby!! Just confirms how dumb it is to schedule two contrasting-surface slams so close together...

star
06-18-2004, 04:55 PM
For some reason, I see a hospital visit in the offing for him. Rib injuries are quite serious, and it takes some time to be fully recovered from them-regardless of the cause of the injury.

I had bruised ribs at the same time I had a broken foot. Believe me, the rib injury was by far the more painful of the two. I never really noticed the foot until after the ribs had healed considerably. EVERY SINGLE TINY movement hurt because of the ribs. But still you must move around and do things because that's the only thing that helps them get better. I'd say it took two weeks before the intense pain went away. Then it was probably about a month before I was able to move freely with no discomfort.

Plus at the hospital, they told me that it didn't really matter whether my ribs were broken or bruised, the treatment would be the same.... i.e., nothing!

So I don't think there is a lot they can do for Nalbandian's ribs.

What happened to his ribs anyway?

Both Juanqui and David with rib injuries???????? hmmmmmmmmm :lol:

claudine140
06-18-2004, 04:57 PM
what is wrong with moya, I heard he had troubles with his shoulder, than it was problems with the stomach, what is real?????
I saw he didn't play today either, but there is nowhere an official news about a possible retirement untill now

Deboogle!.
06-18-2004, 05:40 PM
STOKE PARK CLUB, STOKE POGES, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
16-19 JUNE 2004 GRASS COURT INVITATIONAL

FRIDAY 18 JUNE

GORAN IVANISEVIC WINS TO GO INTO HIS FIRST BOODLE AND DUNTHORNE FINAL TOMORROW

RESULTS OF PLAY FRIDAY 18 JUNE 2004

T. REID (AUS) BT L. CHILDS (GBR) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

G. IVANISEVIC (CRO) BT F. LOPEZ (ESP) 7-6(5), 7-6(5)

N. MASSU (CHI) V D. NALBANDIAN 2-3 (NALBANDIAN RETIRED)

AFTER DROPPING THE FIRST SET, TODD REID RECOVERED TO DEFEAT LEE CHILDS.

GORAN IVANISEVIC BEGAN HIS FINAL WEEKS BEFORE RETIREMENT BY DEFEATING FELICIANO LOPEZ TO TAKE HIS PLACE IN THE FINAL OF THE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE TOMORROW. THE FINAL WILL SEE IVANISEVIC AGAINST IVAN LJUBICIC WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AFTER 2PM AND THIS WILL BE HIS LAST MATCH BEFORE WIMBLEDON. ASKED OF HIS PLANS FOR THE FUTURE HE COMMENTED, ‘I JUST WANT TO ENJOY MY LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS OF MY CAREER.’

ORDER OF PLAY SATURDAY 19 JUNE

11AM:
M. PHILIPPOUSSIS (AUS) V N. MASSU (CHI)

NOT BEFORE 2PM: EXHIBITION MATCH:
M. SHARAPOVA (RUS) V J. O’DONOGHUE (GBR)

FOLLOWED BY FINAL:
I. LJUBICIC (CRO) V G. IVANISEVIC (CRO)

FOLLOWED BY:
F. GONZALEZ CHI) V F. LOPEZ (ESP)

sigmagirl91
06-18-2004, 06:48 PM
What happened to his ribs anyway?


Star, he injured his ribs in his quarterfinal match against Kuerten in the FO. I don't know if he was serving or returning serve when it happened....

alfonsojose
06-18-2004, 07:02 PM
What's wrong with those argentinian :confused: guys? Do they train too hard? :sad: I bet the injury is on his left side. There's something about his backhand motion, but i think it was probably while serving

sigmagirl91
06-18-2004, 07:09 PM
What's wrong with those argentinian :confused: guys? Do they train too hard? :sad: I bet the injury is on his left side. There's something about his backhand motion, but i think it was probably while serving

I heard that it is on the left side. Don't know for sure. If it is, it may not be an injury; it may be mono. Hope not, but it may be....

*Ljubica*
06-18-2004, 07:34 PM
Nalbandian had to retire against Massu, don't know the score, all I know was that Nalbandian was winning, but the injury he has was to painfull to play further.. there is now a big change that Nalbandian will withdraw from Wimbledon...

The score was 3-2 to David - he was playing really well and had broken Massu - then he called the trainer out at 3-2. He managed to play a few more points and then retired. He was obviously in a lot of pain - I understand he knew beforehand that it was probably too sore to play but he didn't want to pull out and let the people down as they had already lost Moya - still don't know the reason for Moya's withdrawal today - presume that it was still the same stomach bug as yesterday. David being the sweetie that he is - talked to the people afterwards - he gave a speech explaning that he had hurt his ribs at Roland Garros and was just in too much pain to continue - he was really sad but still managed to sign all the autographs etc even though he must have just wanted to run away and hide. I know he is my favourite and that I may be accused of bias :), but he was so sweet and gracious and courteous today, and my respect for him just grows and grows every minute. Get well soon David - love you and miss you already :worship:

Havok
06-18-2004, 07:37 PM
the ATP is eerily starting to resemble the WTA now with all these injuries :scared:

alfonsojose
06-18-2004, 08:35 PM
I heard that it is on the left side. Don't know for sure. If it is, it may not be an injury; it may be mono. Hope not, but it may be....

mononucleosis ? Juju disease :eek: :scared:

YoursTruly
06-18-2004, 10:18 PM
OH MY CARLOS!!! :sad:
And about David, that's just horrible as well. But they do say that people with two-handed backhands are more prone to injury, also depending on your technique. But how could it be mono, even the idea of it?! :eek:

sigmagirl91
06-19-2004, 02:11 AM
OH MY CARLOS!!! :sad:
And about David, that's just horrible as well. But they do say that people with two-handed backhands are more prone to injury, also depending on your technique. But how could it be mono, even the idea of it?! :eek:

I read where, if it was the left side of your body, then it could be your spleen. Well, mono does affect your spleen, so.....you draw your own conclusions.
But since the injury is on the right side, mono is practically ruled out for now.

Havok
06-19-2004, 03:27 AM
seriously, 2 handed backhand players are more prone to injury :scratch: never heard of that, why though?

jazz_girl
06-19-2004, 10:47 AM
Apparently David will announce today his Wimbledon withdrawal :sad: I hope he gets better really soon!

bovenbuuf
06-19-2004, 11:49 AM
me too Jazz, this is quite a lot injury for this year. first the ankle and now this.... hope he is recovered and fit for hardcourt season...

Havok
06-19-2004, 01:02 PM
so Nalbandian is out of WImbledon? sheesh this guys and injuries this season :scared: he shouldn't come back too soon, let them heal properly then stage a comeback;)

bovenbuuf
06-19-2004, 03:09 PM
yes he is Naldo, Horna is the LL..so its now Horna v. Ancic

jazz_girl
06-19-2004, 03:10 PM
:sad:

Havok
06-19-2004, 03:27 PM
I think this deserves a new thread. People might not know and its a big name gone in the draw

jtipson
06-19-2004, 06:08 PM
yes he is Naldo, Horna is the LL..so its now Horna v. Ancic


Nope, Horna is the 33rd seed. Someone else will be the lucky loser (whoever's next on the ranking list from final round qualifying).

But you're right about Horna playing Ancic. I wouldn't give Luis a lot of hope, especially considering he was playing a challenger on CLAY this week.

Deboogle!.
06-19-2004, 06:20 PM
LJUBICIC WINS THE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE

19/06/04

RESULTS OF PLAY SATURDAY 19 JUNE 2004

M. PHILIPPOUSSIS (AUS) BT T. REID (AUS) 6-3, 6-3

M. SHARAPOVA (RUS) BT J. O’DONOGHUE (GBR) 6-2, 6-3

FINAL I. LJUBICIC (CRO) BT G. IVANISEVIC (CRO) 7-6(7), 6-3

THE FINAL OF THE BOODLE AND DUNTHORNE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE WAS WON BY CROATIAN IVAN LJUBICIC TODAY WHEN HE DEFEATED GORAN IVANISEVIC. LJUBICIC AND IVANISEVIC ENTERTAINED SPECTATORS WITH AN EXCITING GAME. ‘WE ALWAYS HAVE FUN EVERY TIME WE PLAY BUT BOTH OF US WANTED TO WIN,’ ADMITTED LJUBICIC. LOOKING FORWARD TO WIMBLEDON NEXT WEEK HE SAID, ‘THIS WAS PERFECT PREPARATION FOR WIMBLEDON, THESE WERE GREAT COURTS.’

WHEN COMMENTING ON IVANISEVIC’S FORM FOR HIS FINAL WIMBLEDON, LJUBICIC SAID, ‘HE’S SERVING WELL, FEELING GOOD AND RETURNING WELL.’

‘I HAVE BEEN TO MANY CLUBS BUT THIS IS THE BEST, IT’S GREAT PREPARATION FOR WIMBLEDON,’ SAID IVANISEVIC ABOUT STOKE PARK CLUB.

MARIA SHARAPOVA MADE HER THIRD APPEARANCE AT THE CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE, THIS YEAR FACING JANE O’DONOGHUE IN AN EXHIBITION MATCH. COMING FRESH FROM WINNING THE DFS CLASSIC TITLE IN BIRMINGHAM, SHARAPOVA WAS ASKED IF SHE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO WINNING WIMBLEDON, ‘OH YES I AM, WHO DOESN’T WANT TO WIN WIMBLEDON? IT’S A DREAM.’ ASKED ABOUT HER GAME SHE COMMENTED, ‘IF MY SERVE IS ON, IT’S PRETTY BIG.’ WHEN ASKED WHO MAY BE A CONTENDER FOR THE WIMBLEDON CROWN
ALONGSIDE THE WILLIAM’S SISTERS, SHE REPLIED, ‘ME.’

MARK PHILIPPOUSSIS FOUND HIS FORM AGAIN WHEN HE DEFEATED FELLOW AUSTRALIAN, TODD REID IN STRAIGHT SETS.

YoursTruly
06-20-2004, 02:50 AM
seriously, 2 handed backhand players are more prone to injury :scratch: never heard of that, why though?


More use of the body and lower back causing strain to the lower back.

Havok
06-20-2004, 04:25 AM
thanks YoursTruly:D and omfg Maria lets shut it. You're no contender for a Tier I let alone a slam :haha:

joeb_uk
04-30-2005, 01:07 PM
Please move this to the exhibition forum :D Thanks

sigmagirl91
04-30-2005, 04:32 PM
Pretty please...

Sjengster
04-30-2005, 04:36 PM
thanks YoursTruly:D and omfg Maria lets shut it. You're no contender for a Tier I let alone a slam :haha:

With the benefit of hindsight, it is quite funny to pick out this quote from Naldo. ;)

joeb_uk
04-30-2005, 04:50 PM
With the benefit of hindsight, it is quite funny to pick out this quote from Naldo. ;)
Haha yeah :D

Deboogle!.
05-01-2005, 12:13 AM
Please move this to the exhibition forum :D Thankswhy did you bump up a thread that's almost a year old just to ask for it to be moved.. it was from last year and was essentially dead :scratch:

bad gambler
05-01-2005, 12:20 AM
lol

NATAS81
05-01-2005, 12:34 AM
And this is significant how?