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Safin, Tipsarevic OUT of Davis Cup

AnnaK_4ever
02-06-2008, 09:01 PM
Tennisreporters.net and Russian media inform.

Safin is out of San Jose and Sampras exo as well.

Jimnik
02-06-2008, 09:05 PM
You must be joking.

Another step closer to retirement.

Young Boss
02-06-2008, 09:07 PM
he just didn't want to lose to sampras.

Branimir
02-06-2008, 09:09 PM
:(
I love Safin. Damn. I wanted him to play Novak. Now it's going to be easier for Serbia to beat Russia.

Clara Bow
02-06-2008, 09:09 PM
Who will replace him at Davis Cup?

kaylee
02-06-2008, 09:12 PM
This is too bad for such a talented player he has been unlucky for quite a while now. He should have had that knee operated on when he had the chance.

Horatio Caine
02-06-2008, 09:16 PM
Who will replace him at Davis Cup?

Surely it has to be Andreev? :scratch:

...but yeah, that's a blow for Russia's doubles hopes. Yet, it isn't like it affects their chances too much. I mean, they probably have to win the doubles anyway, and a number would consider them the underdogs against Nole/Zimonjic, regardless.

tangerine_dream
02-06-2008, 09:18 PM
What a blow. He looked fine during practice.

http://www.championat.ru/photo/cache/02-04_daviscup_IS/02-04_daviscup_IS_27.jpg_350.jpg
http://www.championat.ru/photo/cache/02-04_daviscup_IS/02-04_daviscup_IS_25.jpg_350.jpg
http://www.championat.ru/photo/cache/02-04_daviscup_IS/02-04_daviscup_IS_30.jpg_350.jpg

Eden
02-06-2008, 09:21 PM
Safin is pulling out of this week's Davis Cup tie against Serbia and is in doubt for San Jose in two weeks' time, according to San Jose tournament director Bill Rapp."Yesterday, while practicing for the Davis Cup tie against Serbia, Marat tweaked his toe and has had an MRI. In a few hours, the Russian team will announce that he will pull out of that Davis Cup tie," said Rapp.

Safin had been scheduled to play an exhibition against Pete Sampras in San Jose as well as the event itself. "We're going to daily monitor that situation," said Rapp.

Source: http://www.tennis.com/news/ticker.aspx

anutam
02-06-2008, 09:46 PM
Its too bad news.
Russia does not have double team without Marat.
To win three single meetings - looks unreal for me.
Pity Marat.

Tnn74
02-06-2008, 09:50 PM
:armed: what the F***! NOOOOO!!!!! :mad:
get better Marat, please :awww:

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-06-2008, 09:57 PM
Tarpishev said in his itw that there will be surprises tomorrow. Fuck this kind of surprises.

denibas77
02-06-2008, 09:58 PM
it never ends for safin. you constantly waiting for his next injury

Psichogauchovna
02-06-2008, 10:06 PM
damn :( Marat :o

Allure
02-06-2008, 11:25 PM
I was going to go to the SAP Open just for him. :sad:

hablovah19
02-06-2008, 11:57 PM
Get well quickly, Marat. :awww:

Federerhingis
02-07-2008, 12:01 AM
[QUOTE=tangerine_dream;6540484]What a blow. He looked fine during practice.

QUOTE]

I know he does look fine and to be enjoying himself, wow that major blows. I hope this is only a precautionary measure and nothing too grave. Poor dude, time seems to really be running out of hand for Marat.

trixtah
02-07-2008, 12:03 AM
Surprise us, Tarpisex!

Burrow
02-07-2008, 12:15 AM
This is ridiculous...

Hope it is nothing serious.

~*BGT*~
02-07-2008, 12:20 AM
:sad:

Marek.
02-07-2008, 01:10 AM
Well this sucks :(

helgagonzalez
02-07-2008, 01:15 AM
That's too bad. It would have been exciting to watch Marat and Pete... :sad:

Marat, what are you doing tweaking your toe? :confused:

CyBorg
02-07-2008, 01:43 AM
What surface will this be played on?

I say that Russia would beat the Serbs on clay. Otherwise Serbia easily.

Burrow
02-07-2008, 01:49 AM
Did he tweak his toe? is this official?

pochoster
02-07-2008, 02:01 AM
get well soon Safin
your diving volleys are needed in the atp tour :worship:

vidanhv
02-07-2008, 02:41 AM
What surface will this be played on?

I say that Russia would beat the Serbs on clay. Otherwise Serbia easily.
Its an indoor hard court.Doesn't look good for Russia at all. But we'll see.
Hope Marat will make it for SJ.

Alex999
02-07-2008, 04:02 AM
Who is replacing him?

Fee
02-07-2008, 04:21 AM
They havent said, probably don't know yet. I suppose they are still hoping that he makes it.

Snowwy
02-07-2008, 05:10 AM
I think if Russia plays Davydenko against Djokovic, that match will be close.

Merton
02-07-2008, 05:17 AM
Hopefully it is nothing serious, I would expect Tarpi needed him most for doubles but you can never be sure with Russia's choices.

MissMelly2U
02-07-2008, 05:18 AM
This dude just cannot catch a break!
He has got one foot out the door to his retirement

dejosav
02-07-2008, 05:21 AM
I think if Russia plays Davydenko against Djokovic, that match will be close.
Though i don't care for dc matches usually, i would love to see this one.

Puschkin
02-07-2008, 06:38 AM
Oh no, not again, Marat. :sad:

Rogiman
02-07-2008, 07:06 AM
His career was over for years anyway, no big deal.

AnnaK_4ever
02-07-2008, 08:09 AM
Sport-Express reports Tipsarevic will miss the tie as well. He is out for 3 weeks with thigh injury.
Moreover, there are strong rumors Djokovic won't play too. Apparently, he's got a cold :eek: :help:

Voo de Mar
02-07-2008, 08:20 AM
D'Joke will play, he's just a hypochondriac :o

Farenhajt
02-07-2008, 08:26 AM
If he plays, and manages to beat Russia single-handedly, he'll probably be too exhausted for Marseille, starting Monday... How reliable is that piece on Janko?

Alex999
02-07-2008, 09:15 AM
D'Joke will play, he's just a hypochondriac :o

Yeah, just a little tiny bit ;)

Bascule
02-07-2008, 09:18 AM
Are you guys sure about Tipsarevic? If it's true, then it won't be good...Two days ago, he said he's in good form.
Farenhajt, uobrazice se skotlandjanka zbog tvog potpisa.;)

Krikry
02-07-2008, 09:30 AM
According to his official site he's got a partial tear in the fibula ligament :sad:

But Tarpishev said he's still on the team, so :??:

Moreover, some people say that Nole won't play...

Xristos
02-07-2008, 10:09 AM
What a shame..

Action Jackson
02-07-2008, 10:17 AM
Could someone produce links as to all of these alleged injuries.

nemanjam
02-07-2008, 10:23 AM
Are you guys sure about Tipsarevic?

http://www.mtsmondo.com/sport/vesti/text.php?vest=86190

Tommy fan
02-07-2008, 11:18 AM
NO no no no no Marat :sad: :sad:

Krikry
02-07-2008, 11:19 AM
Could someone produce links as to all of these alleged injuries.

Tipsa not playing: http://www.sports.ru/tennis/4088560.html

Marat not playing: http://maratsafin.com/

Taz Warrior
02-07-2008, 11:26 AM
Youzhny - Djokovic and Davydenko - Troicki are the day 1 matches.

Blue Heart24
02-07-2008, 11:26 AM
Safin is scheduled to play doubles with Tursunov on Saturday (DC website) :wavey:

Renaud
02-07-2008, 11:28 AM
Safin is scheduled to play doubles with Tursunov on Saturday (DC website) :wavey:

Ah Ah... Tarpishev is a funny man... :p

Månu
02-07-2008, 11:29 AM
Youzhny - Djokovic and Davydenko - Troicki are the day 1 matches.

The first game is a killer... if Djoko does not win it, Serbia is out

Herdwick
02-07-2008, 11:45 AM
No pressure on Nole then....ah well more fuel for the haters...

Krikry
02-07-2008, 11:47 AM
He's scheduled, but doesn't mean that he WILL play!

I hope he won't play :o

freesbee
02-07-2008, 11:55 AM
Sport-Express reports Tipsarevic will miss the tie as well. He is out for 3 weeks with thigh injury.
Moreover, there are strong rumors Djokovic won't play too. Apparently, he's got a cold :eek: :help:

NNNNnnnnnooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :bigcry:

3 weeks??? :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Kalliopeia
02-07-2008, 11:58 AM
Djokovic has a cold? Eh. He'll play, and explain how his cold is the reason for his latest round of injury time outs. :lol:

MaryX
02-07-2008, 12:09 PM
Djokovic has a cold? Eh. He'll play, and explain how his cold is the reason for his latest round of injury time outs.


No, he learned it from Fed-illness is great excuse for eventual loss.

Grunge
02-07-2008, 12:14 PM
Tipsarevic got stomach flu. Didn't Haas got one too in Russia? :)


http://www.b92.net/sport/tenis/vesti.php?yyyy=2008&mm=02&dd=07&nav_id=283931

Krikry
02-07-2008, 12:15 PM
Hooo come on people :o

bokehlicious
02-07-2008, 12:16 PM
Stop flooding that thread Christelle :p Safin is old news :p

Krikry
02-07-2008, 12:18 PM
Stop flooding that thread Christelle :p Safin is old news :p

Stop dreaming JM, he will never be old news :p

Liesel
02-07-2008, 12:23 PM
All hopes on Misha!!

bokehlicious
02-07-2008, 12:36 PM
Stop dreaming JM, he will never be old news :p

Not that a bad thing if he doesn't play this tie... He would've been spanked by the Serbian wonderboys anyway :o :p

savesthedizzle
02-07-2008, 01:48 PM
Ajde Viktor! :rocker:

Branimir
02-07-2008, 05:15 PM
I really don't know about Russia... Everyone who goes there to play tennis gets "stomach virus" Same happened to Tommy Haas. I really would like to know what do they feed players over there so they get these stomach viruses before big events.

camnation
02-07-2008, 05:17 PM
I'm not very familiar with the Davis Cup, but is it typical to have so many players pull out? It seems sort of strange to me.

tangerine_dream
02-07-2008, 05:33 PM
The Russians have now poisoned Tipsarevic. Very clever. It would have been too obvious to poison the Serbs' golden boy. They learned their lesson after Haas.

kaylee
02-07-2008, 05:34 PM
Sadly yes and it is due to your point entirely. They just don't put enough onus on playing for their country as playing for themselves. It is not like winning a grand slam, they have to travel to different surfaces and different places just after a grand slam or even winning the title. It sucks but thems the breaks.

denibas77
02-07-2008, 05:46 PM
I really don't know about Russia... Everyone who goes there to play tennis gets "stomach virus" Same happened to Tommy Haas. I really would like to know what do they feed players over there so they get these stomach viruses before big events.

well hewitt had stomach virus in belgrade:o

Skyward
02-07-2008, 06:00 PM
Djoker should be strong enough to win DC single-handedly.

Krikry
02-07-2008, 06:21 PM
I really don't know about Russia... Everyone who goes there to play tennis gets "stomach virus" Same happened to Tommy Haas. I really would like to know what do they feed players over there so they get these stomach viruses before big events.

I think people are too obsessed with Litvinenko's story :rolleyes:

Krikry
02-07-2008, 06:24 PM
well hewitt had stomach virus in belgrade:o

Noooooo you don't get it, in Belgrade, Hewitt was ill.
In Moscow, both Haas and Tipsa have been poisoned. You cannot become sick in Russia. Either you're heathly or you're poisoned, we all know that :rolleyes:

AnitaOlea
02-07-2008, 07:04 PM
here are the news in english...
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/articlenews.aspx?type=tennisNews&storyid=2008-02-07T141239Z_01_L07040344_RTRIDST_0_TENNIS-DAVIS-SERBIA.XML

@Sweet Cleopatra
02-07-2008, 07:31 PM
I am so sad , why Safin why

Corey Feldman
02-07-2008, 07:35 PM
looks like the Serbs are going out in r1 with us

what a shame

Farenhajt
02-07-2008, 07:45 PM
Farenhajt, uobrazice se skotlandjanka zbog tvog potpisa.;)

Nek se uobrazi, neće to ništa da nam smeta ;)

As for the "poisoning", the lesson has been learned: bring own food and water for the week.

@Sweet Cleopatra
02-07-2008, 07:49 PM
if Russia lost I will cry

Doggy
02-07-2008, 08:32 PM
OMG, this means that Davydenko aka Davalicious will be playing!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: I love that bald sex nastttyyyy!!! :drool:

*snowflake*
02-07-2008, 08:33 PM
But Marat playing was supposed to be the best thing about the whole thing!!! :sobbing: He better be there watching it from the side :mad:

:bigclap: Serbia :bigclap:

Vlad
02-07-2008, 08:33 PM
Top 3 Serbian players are OUT: Tipsarevic, Djokovic, Zimonjic... Without them there's no chance Serbia can win :confused:

Psichogauchovna
02-07-2008, 08:36 PM
Top 3 Serbian players are OUT: Tipsarevic, Djokovic, Zimonjic... Without them there's no chance Serbia can win :confused:

huh? Djokovic is playing, isnt he? or did i miss smth? :o

*snowflake*
02-07-2008, 08:37 PM
Top 3 Serbian players are OUT: Tipsarevic, Djokovic, Zimonjic... Without them there's no chance Serbia can win :confused:

Care to elaborate?

*snowflake*
02-07-2008, 08:42 PM
Okay i just read it.
Zimonjic has a viral infection and high temperature while Novak is supposedly exhausted from the often time zone change...JUST PEACHY!!!

safinalium
02-07-2008, 08:58 PM
It's really scary when u realize actually how much does your life depend on luck. :sad: Marat can't stay healthy even for several months without getting injured. He's just cursed, that's it. :rolleyes:
I hope he gets well soon, I don't care so much if he loses or wins anymore, I just want to see him play. :hug:

gogogirl
02-07-2008, 09:39 PM
Hey All,

Here's the radio. Nole will play Youzy.

http://www.daviscup.com/news/radio.asp

Krikry
02-07-2008, 10:01 PM
It's really scary when u realize actually how much does your life depend on luck. :sad: Marat can't stay healthy even for several months without getting injured. He's just cursed, that's it. :rolleyes:
I hope he gets well soon, I don't care so much if he loses or wins anymore, I just want to see him play. :hug:

So do I, just wanna see him play

aeronatasha
02-07-2008, 10:16 PM
The next stage of Novak Djokovic’s career begins here in Moscow as he leads his country in its first World Group tie in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first round between Serbia and Russia.

So much was made of Djokovic’s achievement in breaking the three-year Grand Slam stranglehold of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, that his first match after winning the Australian Open has attracted massive attention. And Thursday’s draw for one of the most finely balanced ties of the first round has put him against a man he lost to twice in successive weeks this time last year, Mikhail Youzhny.

The draw, which took place on the hard court in the Luzhniki arena that plays host to this weekend’s action, has left the weekend set-up like this:

Friday (Start at 11.00 CET):
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs. Viktor Troicki (SRB)

Saturday (Start at 12.00 CET):
Marat Safin/Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) vs. Novak Djokovic/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)

Sunday (Start at 11.00 CET):
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs. Viktor Troicki (SRB)

What seems clear is that Djokovic will have to win his three rubbers if Serbia is to triumph. That situation existed before the teams arrived in Moscow, but the stomach virus that afflicted Janko Tipsarevic, the 46th-ranked No. 2 Serb who took Roger Federer to five exhilarating sets in Melbourne 19 days ago, means Serbia go into the opening day with a player who has never played a Davis Cup rubber before, let alone a world No. 4 in his capital city. Tipsarevic is likely to be fit for a fifth rubber, should it be necessary.

His replacement is Viktor Troicki, the player who lost to Nadal at the Australian Open. At No. 114 in the rankings, he goes into the second singles with no pressure but a slim chance of an upset given that Davydenko’s singles form in Davis Cup has been patchy at best, and on his last outing in the Luzhniki arena he lost in four sets to France’s Paul-Henri Mathieu.

But all eyes will be on the first match, in which Djokovic takes to the court for the first time as a Grand Slam champion. In the 11 days since winning in Melbourne, he has been feted back home as a national hero, but knows that success in team sports counts for as much with his fiercely patriotic countryfolk as a Grand Slam singles title.

“I’ve been going through a lot of great emotions,” he said, “I had an amazing reception back home and winning a first Slam in the history of Serbian tennis is a fantastic achievement. I feel very proud and happy, but now I have to turn around and not forget about winning a Grand Slam but just try to focus on the continuation of my season.

“Serbia doesn’t have a great tennis tradition, but now it’s become a number one sport, so everyone is trying to follow and support us, they greet us and give a lot of compliments, so for them it’s very important to see us doing well in the Davis Cup, and the Fed Cup as well.”

There will be no room for sentiment when Djokovic opens this tie against Youzhny, one of the in-form players over the first five weeks of the tennis year. He won the title in Chennai and beat his teammate Davydenko en route to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open where he lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Perhaps more importantly, he beat Djokovic twice in successive weeks on indoor hard courts this time last year – in Marseille and Rotterdam – and while Djokovic is a vastly improved player since then, Youzhny will take confidence from his two tight three-sets wins.

At Wednesday’s official dinner, Russia’s captain Shamil Tarpischev made an interesting comment. He said of Russia and Serbia: “These are probably the two countries in the world who suffered most at the hands of the world community.” While it was at one level a diplomatic nicety designed to build bridges with his guests, it does summarise the siege mentality that has led both nations to achieve so much in sports in general and tennis in particular. This weekend could be the irresistible force meeting the immovable object, and it may take a large part of Sunday night before the outcome is decided.

http://www.novak-djokovic.com/eng/news.php/2008/02/07/djokovic-vs-youzhny-to-open-russia-vs-serbia-showdown

tangerine_dream
02-07-2008, 10:21 PM
Novak just wants to be loved! When you see players pose for the draw photos they are usually distant with hands clasped behind their backs and staring off into space, or maybe they'll offer a handshake at best. But what does Novak do? Grab the guy who's beaten him the last two times and give him a buddy-buddy hug like they're long lost drinking buddies. Misha looks very uncomfortable. :lol:

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/4406/novakhugdn6.jpg

Voo de Mar
02-07-2008, 10:28 PM
Probably D'Joke likes physical contact with other people ;)

Burrow
02-07-2008, 10:29 PM
Attention seeking twat.

Jaap
02-07-2008, 10:50 PM
Funny how opposition players always pick up some sort of virus when playing in Russia. :rolleyes:

Kalliopeia
02-07-2008, 10:59 PM
Novak just wants to be loved! When you see players pose for the draw photos they are usually distant with hands clasped behind their backs and staring off into space, or maybe they'll offer a handshake at best. But what does Novak do? Grab the guy who's beaten him the last two times and give him a buddy-buddy hug like they're long lost drinking buddies. Misha looks very uncomfortable. :lol:

One of these days someone's going to clock him. One of my favorite moments of the Australian Open was seeing him appear to be going for a hug with Roger and how Roger avoided it. :lol:

Farenhajt
02-07-2008, 11:12 PM
Djokovic officially out - just heard that on Serbian TV news - also due to viral infection. Zimonjic and Troicki going out on the court tomorrow (Friday).

Now is it just me, or something's really fishy here? Maybe Russian mobsters didn't want to take the chances...

roxannax
02-07-2008, 11:12 PM
Probably D'Joke likes physical contact with other people ;)

Honestly, I think that's just lovely. I'm generally distrustful of people who shun physical contact. I think open behaviour is a sign of a generous and honest personality :)

elessar
02-07-2008, 11:16 PM
Djokovic officially out - just heard that on Serbian TV news - also due to viral infection. Zimonjic and Troicki going out on the court tomorrow (Friday).

Now is it just me, or something's really fishy here? Maybe Russian mobsters didn't want to take the chances...

Yeah that must be it... and they took out Safin too just in case he pulled a Marat during a decisive match

Voo de Mar
02-08-2008, 12:01 AM
Honestly, I think that's just lovely. I'm generally distrustful of people who shun physical contact. I think open behaviour is a sign of a generous and honest personality :)

This is one point of view, but you know, the other is that he seeks attention (like Burrow has written). I don't know what is true, but generally Djokovic's attitude towards the other players is ok in my opinion :)

*snowflake*
02-08-2008, 12:07 AM
They jinxed it with their big talk...we this, we that blah blah blah...there you have it, left only with Troicki and if i heard it well Bozoljac and Vemic might be called to help (i was switching channels and heard them being mentioned so it's not for sure)

We can just pray for a miracle (which can include Marat's leg healing so he could play) :angel:

Vlad1980
02-08-2008, 01:57 AM
Djokovic officially out - just heard that on Serbian TV news - also due to viral infection. Zimonjic and Troicki going out on the court tomorrow (Friday).

Now is it just me, or something's really fishy here? Maybe Russian mobsters didn't want to take the chances...




I don't believe that one bit. You have link or confirmation?

RogerFan82
02-08-2008, 02:57 AM
Safin, Get well soon!!!

l_mac
02-08-2008, 04:51 AM
ATP's website lists Djokovic as being 6'2" tall and Youzhny at 6'....Something's not right here. I'm guess Djokovic is close to 6'3" and maybe Youzhny is a shade under 6'. Does anyone know?


You're forgetting that Nole is pure evil. I'd imagine he is standing on poor Misha's feet in that picture :mad: Bully.

Alex999
02-08-2008, 04:57 AM
You're forgetting that Nole is pure evil. I'd imagine he is standing on poor Misha's feet in that picture :mad: Bully.

:worship::haha::haha::haha:
I had a hard day but you just made me feel so much better. Thank you.

Sunset of Age
02-08-2008, 04:58 AM
One of these days someone's going to clock him. One of my favorite moments of the Australian Open was seeing him appear to be going for a hug with Roger and how Roger avoided it. :lol:

I know you don't like Roger, but somehow, someway, I just can't imagine you not appreciating him a teenie weenie bit for just THAT. ;) :lol:
At least I do. :angel:

jitterbug
02-08-2008, 05:00 AM
You're forgetting that Nole is pure evil. I'd imagine he is standing on poor Misha's feet in that picture :mad: Bully.

He's probably also sawn off Mischa's kneecaps and made them into stew for dinner :mad:

Clara Bow
02-08-2008, 05:02 AM
He's probably also sawn off Mischa's kneecaps and made them into stew for dinner :mad:

And then on the practice court, did an imitation of Misha trying to serve without kneecaps. :sad:

CyBorg
02-08-2008, 05:07 AM
Russia catches a major break. The Serbs would have a great team with Djoko and Tipsy.

jitterbug
02-08-2008, 05:11 AM
And then on the practice court, did an imitation of Misha trying to serve without kneecaps. :sad:

Exactly :sobbing: poor Misha.

Exodus
02-08-2008, 08:35 AM
not again damn he is just so unlucky

Burrow
02-08-2008, 09:34 AM
ATP's website lists Djokovic as being 6'2" tall and Youzhny at 6'....Something's not right here. I'm guess Djokovic is close to 6'3" and maybe Youzhny is a shade under 6'. Does anyone know?

Youzhny looks a less than 182cm, always has I have thought. Djokovic does not look 6'3, look at him next to opponents who are the same height or bigger.

Voo de Mar
02-08-2008, 10:15 AM
Always a lot of confusion with this "height" stuff :( These numbers on the atptennis.com are so inadequate :o

Corey Feldman
02-08-2008, 12:42 PM
Djokovic officially out - just heard that on Serbian TV news - also due to viral infection. Zimonjic and Troicki going out on the court tomorrow (Friday).

Now is it just me, or something's really fishy here? Maybe Russian mobsters didn't want to take the chances...:haha: yeah, the Serb captain also found a stallion head under his blanket when he woke up today as well

ys
02-08-2008, 02:07 PM
Funny how opposition players always pick up some sort of virus when playing in Russia. :rolleyes:

I travel to Russia in winter every year for about 10 days in last 10 years, since I started working abroad. I can tell you that on 7 trips out of 10 I picked up a virus during the trip home. It's extremely unhealthy time there, as there is a lot of dirt on the streets, a lot of water from melting snow, millions of people going in subway traveling back and forth in very close body contact trading and propagating all kind of bugs quickly, and if it is a warm winter, like now, it is even worse. Ironically, as Russians are there most of the time, they have more time to pick it up and get immune, so Russian players are rarely sick during the DC or FC times.. Besides, it is so sterile in USA or Europe comparing to Russia, that body is no longer used to that abundance of virus and it is a hard hit..

I've learned my lesson the hard way, now each time I go there in winter, vitamins every day is one thing, flu shot is a must ( getting there this season without flu shot is like going to Tanzania rainforest without malaria shot ), and careful choice of clothes, every possible precaution. I haven't picked it up 2 times out of last 3 trips.. :banana:

Horatio Caine
02-08-2008, 03:01 PM
:haha: yeah, the Serb captain also found a stallion head under his blanket when he woke up today as well

:spit: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Fee
02-08-2008, 05:37 PM
I travel to Russia in winter every year for about 10 days in last 10 years, since I started working abroad. I can tell you that on 7 trips out of 10 I picked up a virus during the trip home. It's extremely unhealthy time there, as there is a lot of dirt on the streets, a lot of water from melting snow, millions of people going in subway traveling back and forth in very close body contact trading and propagating all kind of bugs quickly, and if it is a warm winter, like now, it is even worse. Ironically, as Russians are there most of the time, they have more time to pick it up and get immune, so Russian players are rarely sick during the DC or FC times.. Besides, it is so sterile in USA or Europe comparing to Russia, that body is no longer used to that abundance of virus and it is a hard hit..

I've learned my lesson the hard way, now each time I go there in winter, vitamins every day is one thing, flu shot is a must ( getting there this season without flu shot is like going to Tanzania rainforest without malaria shot ), and careful choice of clothes, every possible precaution. I haven't picked it up 2 times out of last 3 trips.. :banana:

Washing your hands regularly and not touching your face a lot are the best ways to avoid getting the flu. But its hard when you are stuck on an airplane for hours. I got the flu on my trip to England last summer and I am almost positive it came from the woman in the seat next to me, but I was lucky and got over it in two days.

@Sweet Cleopatra
02-08-2008, 05:48 PM
I travel to Russia in winter every year for about 10 days in last 10 years, since I started working abroad. I can tell you that on 7 trips out of 10 I picked up a virus during the trip home. It's extremely unhealthy time there, as there is a lot of dirt on the streets, a lot of water from melting snow, millions of people going in subway traveling back and forth in very close body contact trading and propagating all kind of bugs quickly, and if it is a warm winter, like now, it is even worse. Ironically, as Russians are there most of the time, they have more time to pick it up and get immune, so Russian players are rarely sick during the DC or FC times.. Besides, it is so sterile in USA or Europe comparing to Russia, that body is no longer used to that abundance of virus and it is a hard hit..

I've learned my lesson the hard way, now each time I go there in winter, vitamins every day is one thing, flu shot is a must ( getting there this season without flu shot is like going to Tanzania rainforest without malaria shot ), and careful choice of clothes, every possible precaution. I haven't picked it up 2 times out of last 3 trips.. :banana:

so why you come , you can stay where you are , say something that we can believe please , how can you get an infection each time ? grrrrrrr

CyBorg
02-08-2008, 09:04 PM
so why you come , you can stay where you are , say something that we can believe please , how can you get an infection each time ? grrrrrrr

You're a terrible poster.

Alex999
02-08-2008, 09:29 PM
You're a terrible poster.

:haha::haha::haha:

Kalliopeia
02-08-2008, 11:21 PM
I just watched the ending of that match again, hoping to see what you just described. It wasn't like that at all, though. Djokovic just patted Federer on the back as both walked toward the chair.

I don't know, it looked that way to me. Very subtle...could have been my imagination I guess. :) I only saw it that once.

Sleepwalker64
02-08-2008, 11:57 PM
so why you come , you can stay where you are , say something that we can believe please , how can you get an infection each time ? grrrrrrr

I guess shrink suggested colour therapy?

ys
02-10-2008, 10:46 PM
so why you come , you can stay where you are , say something that we can believe please , how can you get an infection each time ? grrrrrrr

My family is there. Being with your family on New Year Eve is a Russian tradition, in case you didn't know that. It's unhealthy time, it is a very short ( less than 7 hours ) daylight time, so that means, that jetlag hits you twice as hard. Still if you have your people over there, you'd go. It's not a choice, really.. For me, at least.