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08TMS: Stop#4 Rome

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linus
03-12-2008, 07:48 AM
It is showing up, Ajmo Mario, and, best luck. No injury please :angel:

His part of first rounds:

Gonzalez v Bye
Ancic v Monfils
Johansson v Q
Ferrero v Bye

Not that bad?! :aplot:

linus
03-12-2008, 07:49 AM
Too busy these weeks, maybe no time caring the courts, wish dears to cheer loud for him :bigwave:

amdany
03-12-2008, 07:49 AM
It's not that bad, but I like Gael too, I'll cheer for Mario though:angel:, ajmo!!!

fanancic
03-12-2008, 09:06 AM
ajmo mario ! good luck!

asma jaouadi
03-12-2008, 11:51 AM
GOOD LUCK MARIO :)

ataptc
03-12-2008, 11:57 AM
Go Mario :banana:

Deathless Mortal
03-12-2008, 07:44 PM
Good luck Mario :yeah:

neenah
03-12-2008, 08:24 PM
Good luck Mario! :D

Jadranka
03-12-2008, 08:40 PM
Ajmo!

The Hooded Claw
03-13-2008, 12:23 PM
Best of luck Mario - hope he takes advantage of a (fairly) decent draw

Aleka
03-13-2008, 04:32 PM
Ajmo Mario :rocker2:

vero
03-14-2008, 02:34 PM
Let's hope he'll carry on with the good results he got recently :)

Ajmo!!:rocker2:

chabela
03-14-2008, 03:21 PM
his match is scheduled in 6th turn in stadio 2. Very late for us :(

Mario, I hope you can def Monfils :hug: as you did in Wimbledon ;)

:wavey:

kanok02
03-15-2008, 07:39 AM
Woww!! Congratulations for 1st rounnd win over G Monfils.6-3, 6-2..:devil:
Good luck for next round vs Gonza "Super Mario" :wavey:

jitterbug
03-15-2008, 10:18 AM
Nice, authoritative scoreline :yeah:

Good luck in the next round Mario-kins!

amdany
03-15-2008, 11:53 AM
:woohoo:congrats Mario:dance:

linus
03-15-2008, 03:09 PM
To be continued :yippee:

neenah
03-15-2008, 06:10 PM
Mario! :D

rosespower
03-15-2008, 06:36 PM
Go Mario
!

Aleka
03-15-2008, 08:32 PM
1 down, 6 to go :rocker2: :yippee:

Kanjer
03-16-2008, 03:13 PM
First round win against Monfils. Well done :kiss:, Mario! Now 2nd round vs Gonzalez on stadium 2... Just go for it! Maybe I'll see the first set... depends on the length of other matches before. I'll record it on dvd anyway :banana: , so plz win and go up to the 3rd round.

neenah
03-16-2008, 10:40 PM
Mario won the first set 7-5! :) Lots of nice play so far, from what I've seen. He couple of missed break opportunities, but he eventually broke at 5-5, then served it out.

neenah
03-16-2008, 10:51 PM
I'm an excellent jinx. Mario played a lackluster few games and is now down *0-3. :sad:

neenah
03-16-2008, 10:57 PM
And now my livestream has broken. :sad: Good luck Mario. :hug:

jitterbug
03-17-2008, 12:09 AM
He wins, 7-5 3-6 6-3! :rocker2:

neenah
03-17-2008, 12:13 AM
:woohoo:

pookykiki
03-17-2008, 12:53 AM
WELL DONE MARIO! I'm so happy for him!!!

ataptc
03-17-2008, 01:59 AM
Yay :rocker2:

Jadranka
03-17-2008, 06:56 AM
:woohoo:

amdany
03-17-2008, 07:03 AM
:banana::banana::banana:, next opponent is Ferrero, good luck!!!

linus
03-17-2008, 07:56 AM
Mario :yippee:

To win again tomorrow :rocker:

fanancic
03-17-2008, 09:35 AM
congrats mario! well done!

ataptc
03-18-2008, 03:25 AM
His match is the third on stadium 2. Ajmo :rocker2:

Fee
03-18-2008, 07:01 AM
I was at his 2nd round match (apparently I was caught on camera since I was sitting in front of his coach). I have photos, but I haven't really gone through them. I just got home (it's almost midnight), so I will go through my pictures tomorrow and post a few of the best ones for you.

This was a good match, but there is a slightly funny story about it... I was watching the Haas-Roddick match from a suite on Court one but I left as soon as it was over to go to Mario's match. I finally got a seat and reached into my bag for my camera when I realized I had left it in the suite. I asked the woman next to me to save my seat, waited for Mario to break Gonzo, then ran as fast as I could to get my camera. By the time I got back to my seat, Mario had already been broken but he started to play a little bit better when I got there. I refused to take pictures because he wasn't playing well. As soon as the 3rd set began, I took out my camera and Mario started to play really well. The woman next to me said he was just waiting for a reason to show off! :lol: I put my camera away when he was serving for the match and he got broken, so I took it back out again and he finally finished it off.

His coach and trainer were so happy for him, they shook our hands after the match too. :)

amdany
03-18-2008, 07:15 AM
:lol:at the story, Fee and Thanks in advance for the pics:D

kanok02
03-18-2008, 09:04 AM
I was at his 2nd round match (apparently I was caught on camera since I was sitting in front of his coach). I have photos, but I haven't really gone through them. I just got home (it's almost midnight), so I will go through my pictures tomorrow and post a few of the best ones for you.

This was a good match, but there is a slightly funny story about it... I was watching the Haas-Roddick match from a suite on Court one but I left as soon as it was over to go to Mario's match. I finally got a seat and reached into my bag for my camera when I realized I had left it in the suite. I asked the woman next to me to save my seat, waited for Mario to break Gonzo, then ran as fast as I could to get my camera. By the time I got back to my seat, Mario had already been broken but he started to play a little bit better when I got there. I refused to take pictures because he wasn't playing well. As soon as the 3rd set began, I took out my camera and Mario started to play really well. The woman next to me said he was just waiting for a reason to show off! :lol: I put my camera away when he was serving for the match and he got broken, so I took it back out again and he finally finished it off.

His coach and trainer were so happy for him, they shook our hands after the match too. :)

Thanks for nice story , I agree with that woman, I woke up early morning because calling from my sister.then I started to see him down on 2nd set, but be back to confident in 3rd set..anyway Congratulation to him:wavey:

jitterbug
03-19-2008, 12:37 AM
Mario is 5-7 6-4 2-3 15*-40 now against Ferrero.

Don't let him have the break :hysteric:

neenah
03-19-2008, 01:21 AM
6-6 (2-2) in the third...:unsure:

neenah
03-19-2008, 01:30 AM
This is too close. :sobbing: MP for JCF...

neenah
03-19-2008, 01:32 AM
Mario lost. :sobbing:

5-7, 6-4, 6-7(7)

A killer to follow on the scoreboard.

amdany
03-19-2008, 07:10 AM
:sobbing:it was so close, and I've just read that he had 2 match points:sobbing:
I only watched the 1st set and the beginning of the 2nd set because it was 1am and I was sleepy...
It's too bad he didn't win the 1st set because he had 5 or 6 break points:(...
well, better luck in Miami Mario, ajmo!!!

jitterbug
03-19-2008, 08:40 AM
Nooooooooooo :sobbing:

My friend had to text me the scores towards the end of the match because I was on the train to work. It was so gutting, so close yet.. :hysteric:

Good job on reaching the third round Bambi :hug: keep on picking up those ranking points!

Aleka
03-19-2008, 12:32 PM
I was at his 2nd round match (apparently I was caught on camera since I was sitting in front of his coach). I have photos, but I haven't really gone through them. I just got home (it's almost midnight), so I will go through my pictures tomorrow and post a few of the best ones for you.

This was a good match, but there is a slightly funny story about it... I was watching the Haas-Roddick match from a suite on Court one but I left as soon as it was over to go to Mario's match. I finally got a seat and reached into my bag for my camera when I realized I had left it in the suite. I asked the woman next to me to save my seat, waited for Mario to break Gonzo, then ran as fast as I could to get my camera. By the time I got back to my seat, Mario had already been broken but he started to play a little bit better when I got there. I refused to take pictures because he wasn't playing well. As soon as the 3rd set began, I took out my camera and Mario started to play really well. The woman next to me said he was just waiting for a reason to show off! :lol: I put my camera away when he was serving for the match and he got broken, so I took it back out again and he finally finished it off.

His coach and trainer were so happy for him, they shook our hands after the match too. :)
:lol: He sure could have used his lucky charm last night. Thanks a lot for the story and for the 'coming soon' pics :D :hug:

I tried to watch the match last night. Managed to see the first set and a bit of the second (3-1 mario) and then I just fell asleep on the couch :sad: And when I woke up it was 5-5 in the third and they had switched to Hewitt vs Youzhny :( So I went to bed cause I couldn't keep my eyes opened. I guess it was for the best. I think I would have popped a blood vessel had I seen the MPs Mario had :sad: Oh well, this is good :D He is gathering points and gaining confidence. He'll do great in Miami, I'm sure. Ajmo! :rocker2:

ataptc
03-20-2008, 09:05 AM
:sobbing:

Hoping for a good draw for Miami!

dulkogi
03-20-2008, 05:18 PM
great job anymore!

Sharon
03-22-2008, 09:59 PM
:wavey: I don't think I've posted here before but im a huge mario fan :lol:

The commentators on my tv just said that since Federer had a walkover yesterday, he played a one hour match on the outside court with Mario :) I wonder why Mario is still in IW :scratch:

jitterbug
03-22-2008, 10:39 PM
HELLO SHARON! :D

He might've arranged to travel down to Miami with some other player who was still in the comptetition..?

Or the commentator just got his players wrong :p

Sharon
03-22-2008, 11:38 PM
Hi jitterbug! I don't know your real name :lol:

I would hope Justin Gimelstob wouldn't be getting the players wrong :p I'm just surprised he wouldn't leave a little earlier to get used to the conditions in Miami

amdany
03-24-2008, 08:51 PM
The Miami draw is out, Mario will play against Gilles Simon, Ajmo Mario:bounce:

Linus, can you change the title please?:angel:


Oh and welcome Sharon!

Acer
03-24-2008, 10:02 PM
I like both him and Gilles Simon :(

neenah
03-24-2008, 11:00 PM
Go Mario! :)

ataptc
03-25-2008, 03:31 AM
Ajmo Mario!

linus
03-25-2008, 03:57 AM
Keep in good fitness :cool:

jitterbug
03-26-2008, 08:39 PM
Mario will play in the third match on Thursday on Court 1 ;) after Hrbaty vs Gulbis :drool:

amdany
03-26-2008, 09:01 PM
Ajmo Mario:bounce:

ataptc
03-27-2008, 03:08 AM
Ajmo!

kanok02
03-27-2008, 07:42 PM
Good job!! he got 1st set 6-2..although 56% first serve and no ace

Jelena_78
03-27-2008, 08:53 PM
Lost the second set 6:7(2) :(

Ajmo Mario!!!

jitterbug
03-27-2008, 10:15 PM
Mario Ancic (WC) def Gilles Simon 6-2 6-7(2) 6-3 :worship:


I like Gilles but Mario :rocker2: the Karate Kid's comeback is on track so far.

Jelena_78
03-27-2008, 10:44 PM
:dance:

jitterbug
03-27-2008, 11:15 PM
Oh bugger it's Andy next :sobbing: why must my favourite players... etc etc :hysteric:

ataptc
03-28-2008, 09:28 AM
:hug: Zara

I hope Mario will win this time though :)

linus
03-28-2008, 12:46 PM
Maybe to lose, otherwise to win :aplot:

Ajmo Mario... do your best :cool:

VolandriFan
03-28-2008, 02:09 PM
Come on Mario :rocker2:

amdany
03-28-2008, 04:25 PM
ajmo Mario:rocker2: but I like Andy too:sad:

Echagaray
03-28-2008, 06:53 PM
Come on Mario you can won and i believe in your tennis :D

Jelena_78
03-30-2008, 12:18 AM
6:2 2:6 2:4* 40-0 now break back!!!

Jelena_78
03-30-2008, 12:20 AM
*3:4 Ajmo!!!

Jelena_78
03-30-2008, 12:28 AM
4:4* saved 1 break point

Jelena_78
03-30-2008, 12:40 AM
*5:6

HOLD Mario!

Jelena_78
03-30-2008, 12:46 AM
6:6 Tb

Jelena_78
03-30-2008, 01:01 AM
MARIOOOOOO!!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

6:2 2:6 7:6(7)

What a match!

He was 4-1 up in the tb,and had 2 serves, but Andy came back led 4-6 but missed both MPs!
The second one his serve making DF :o ....


HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIO

:aparty: :bdaycake: :D

Deathless Mortal
03-30-2008, 01:14 AM
It was a pretty bad much, but it's important how he held his nerves after wasting the **4-1 lead to 4-6
:worship:

Happy birthday man :)

neenah
03-30-2008, 01:32 AM
Marioooo, a win and a birthday! :D Good job and happy birthday. :hug: :dance:

It's not his birthday in my time zone yet, but still. :o :lol:

ataptc
03-30-2008, 01:55 AM
Awesome :rocker2: :rocker2:

Happy Birthday Mario :D

nano
03-30-2008, 02:54 AM
:)Nice win for Mario.You endured well.:hug:

Happy Birthday Mario!!:music::aparty:

linus
03-30-2008, 11:27 AM
This win is indeed welcomed :cool:

Mario, keep it ahead, such a lovely birthday gift. Lets eye on the next match :rocker:

amdany
03-30-2008, 11:29 AM
Congrats Mario:bounce::bounce:

kanok02
03-30-2008, 12:50 PM
Incredible Match" Super Mario"..really great win.:bounce::bigclap::clap2:

liz-bj
03-30-2008, 02:53 PM
Well done Mario :) and happy birthday! :aparty::bdaycake:

jitterbug
03-31-2008, 10:23 AM
Mario will play against Juan Monaco at 5pm Monday on the Grandstand! :rocker2:

asma jaouadi
03-31-2008, 10:49 AM
AJMO ANCIC

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 01:04 AM
I had no idea Mario could hit that hard from the baseline! :eek:

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 01:40 AM
Serving for the first set at 5*-4 but waaaay too many unforced errors. Not finding his first serve too :armed:

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 01:41 AM
He's letting Monaco push him to the back of the court :mad:

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 01:43 AM
Broken :sobbing: he completely missed the return on break point. Was swinging his racquet but couldn't get it on the ball - it was right in front of him.

neenah
04-01-2008, 02:09 AM
He won the first set in a tiebreak, 7-6(5). :D

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 02:17 AM
Broken :awww: Mario DON'T let him keep you pinned to the baseline.. This reminds me of the match against Nole in Madrid (?) last year :(

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 02:20 AM
Broken again :o he double-faulted at 0*-40.

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 02:31 AM
He's just a fraction too slow now..

kanok02
04-01-2008, 03:34 AM
Congratulation.. for a great fighting again " Super Mario" 7-6,6-4, 6-1

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 03:41 AM
Mario :worship: I am so proud of him.. It was a difficult match to watch. A very big well done on getting through.

Get some rest! Davydenko next :rocker2:

*esther*
04-01-2008, 03:45 AM
HAHA... Cried out loud, Zara!

Well done Mario! Nail-bitting! :wink:

nano
04-01-2008, 03:53 AM
Yeeeeees!!!
Well done Mario! :bigclap: Have a good sleep and prepare for tomorrow match:hug:

ataptc
04-01-2008, 03:57 AM
He fought hard :rocker2:

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 04:33 AM
HAHA... Cried out loud, Zara!

Well done Mario! Nail-bitting! :wink:

He only started playing well after I went to the toilet in the third set :armed: :lol: :hug:

ataptc
04-01-2008, 05:50 AM
You know what to do then during his next match :lol:

amdany
04-01-2008, 06:18 AM
congrats Mario:worship: and good luck against Davydenko

linus
04-01-2008, 07:45 AM
Good, Mario :cool:

Keep going and rest first :hug:

Jelena_78
04-01-2008, 08:07 AM
Good luck Mario!!!

canas
04-01-2008, 09:27 AM
Congratulations Mario :)

liz-bj
04-01-2008, 03:55 PM
great Mario!, good luck against Davydenko

neenah
04-01-2008, 07:33 PM
Mario. :woohoo:

neenah
04-01-2008, 10:26 PM
Mario's on the court now *0-1. It's on CCTV-5 if anyone needs a livestream. :)

Jelena_78
04-01-2008, 10:28 PM
Ajmo Mario!!!!!!!!

What a great match Tipsy - Ancic would be! :dance: (although it would be better if it was in later stages...at least today I can cheer him loud :awww: )

:hug:

Jelena_78
04-01-2008, 11:08 PM
*5:4 :)

neenah
04-01-2008, 11:13 PM
Saves BP with an ace. :)

neenah
04-01-2008, 11:14 PM
6-4 first set!

Jelena_78
04-01-2008, 11:15 PM
:rocker2:

I'm going to bed now... I hope he continues playing good! Go Mario!

AJMO!!!

neenah
04-01-2008, 11:18 PM
Bye Jelena. :wavey:

neenah
04-02-2008, 12:49 AM
Third set, 5-6* :unsure:

neenah
04-02-2008, 12:52 AM
6-4, 3-6, 5-7. :sad:

jitterbug
04-02-2008, 01:44 AM
He broke Davy back when Davy was serving for the match at 5*-4 but got broken back promptly :sobbing:

ataptc
04-02-2008, 03:29 AM
Ajmo Mario!!!!!!!!

What a great match Tipsy - Ancic would be! :dance: (although it would be better if it was in later stages...at least today I can cheer him loud :awww: )

:hug:
you jinxed him :awww:

Just kidding. Don't be sad :hug:

ataptc
04-02-2008, 03:31 AM
He broke Davy back when Davy was serving for the match at 5*-4 but got broken back promptly :sobbing:
I heard Davy broke him 3 times in the 3rd set :o I didn't know Davy could S&V :eek:

Mario :hug:

amdany
04-02-2008, 08:00 AM
:sad:Mario:hug:

Jelena_78
04-02-2008, 09:07 AM
:awww:

Mario :hug:

Jelena_78
04-02-2008, 09:14 AM
Bye Jelena. :wavey:

Sorry, I left immediately and didn't see the message :wavey: :kiss:

I'm glad to see Mario is playing better and better. It's not easy to come back after such a long break, but he already played some really good matches and beat strong opponents. The most important thing for him is to be healthy, and I believe he'll keep improving and climbing the ranking to the spot where he belongs :hug:

Good luck Mario!

Aleka
04-03-2008, 12:09 PM
I heard Davy broke him 3 times in the 3rd set :o I didn't know Davy could S&V :eek:

Mario :hug:
Neither did I :( He could have picked another match to show his volleying abilities :o But what surprised me even more was Mario not doing it at all in the 2nd and very little in the 3rd :sad: He seemed so confident and in control in the 1st set and then...But anyway, I am very proud of him and I am sure that he'll keep making progress as he goes along :rocker2:

kanok02
04-03-2008, 03:25 PM
It was very excited match esp. in 3rd set because both of them had many chancee to broke and broke back :mad:...but I am suspicious why Mario 1st serve drop all the match..(only 50+ %) :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
..Anyway still good job this week and have a good rest for next week " Super Mario". :wavey:

Jadranka
04-19-2008, 11:18 AM
Federer vs BYE
Q vs Simon
Monfils vs Verdasco
Grosjean vs Karlovic
Robredo vs Wawrinka
Stepanek vs Soderling
Haas vs Q
Bye vs Nalbandian

Djokovic vs Bye
Keurten vs Ljubicic
Mahut vs Volandri
Lopez vs Murray
Moya vs Querrey
Calleri vs Seppi
Santoro vs Q
Bye vs Gasquet

Youzhny vs Bye
Andreev vs Tursunov
Almagro vs Lisnard
Lee vs Monaco
Kohlschreiber vs Acasuso
Cilic vs Kiefer
Chela vs Q
Bye vs Davydenko

Ferrer vs Bye
Safin vs Malisse
Q vs Starace
Tipsarevic vs Mathieu
Ferrero vs LLodra
Niemenen vs Q
Q vs Ancic
Bye vs Nadal

Mario against Nadal :cool:
Lets make Nadal-Cevapcici! :rocker2:

Deathless Mortal
04-19-2008, 11:19 AM
Ajmo :rocker2: Hope to be able to see that match somewhere :unsure:

jitterbug
04-19-2008, 05:28 PM
Q vs Ancic
Bye vs Nadal

Mario against Nadal :cool:

.. if BYE doesn't beat him first :devil:

Vamos Mario :rocker2:

croat123
04-19-2008, 07:52 PM
mario - nadal will be fun to watch :D too bad it's so early in the tournament :sad: good luck mario!!!

Acer
04-20-2008, 03:32 AM
Meh, couldn't Nadal have waited until the QF or something? Anyway I'd be more than satisfied if Mario manages to push him on the dirt.

linus
04-20-2008, 07:59 AM
Ajmo :cool:

amdany
04-20-2008, 07:04 PM
Mario will play tomorrow (if it doesn't rain:p)
COURT 2 start 10:00 am
[Q] I Minar (CZE) vs [WC] M Ancic (CRO)

kanok02
04-21-2008, 12:13 AM
Good luck "maro" ..I will pray for you tomorrow and the next round..:worship:

jitterbug
04-21-2008, 09:25 AM
First set to Mario, 6-3 :dance: he's 4-3* up against Ivo Minar in the second set..

*esther*
04-21-2008, 09:31 AM
C'mon Mario :D

He resides in Monte Carlo, correct?

jitterbug
04-21-2008, 09:39 AM
I understand it as: he keeps a house in Monte Carlo, so that he'd be classified as a resident for tax purposes :p

Monte Carlo R1: Mario ANCIC def. Ivo MINAR 6-3 6-4

VAMOS MARIO! Show them who's the real clay king! :p :rocker2:

pookykiki
04-21-2008, 09:44 AM
He wins! You rock Croatian boy! :rocker2:
Now, A por Rafa!! I think my country is going to disown me but VAMOS MARIO!!!

ataptc
04-21-2008, 09:49 AM
:dance: Now for Rafa.. Hoping for a good result :D

Acer
04-21-2008, 10:05 AM
Come on! Bring it on Nadal!

kanok02
04-21-2008, 12:03 PM
Congratulations "Super Mario".:wavey:..try your best for next round..:devil:

amdany
04-21-2008, 12:36 PM
yay Mario, and Vamos against Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!

fanancic
04-21-2008, 12:47 PM
Congrats Mario!!
Good luck against Nadal...It will be very difficult... but do your best!

He will fight!

Deathless Mortal
04-21-2008, 07:18 PM
Beat Nadal :D

amdany
04-22-2008, 05:30 PM
Mario will play around 2pm tomorrow, Ajmo!!!!!!

liz-bj
04-22-2008, 09:50 PM
Good Luck Mario

croat123
04-23-2008, 12:00 AM
good luck mario!!! i hope he plays well :D

*esther*
04-23-2008, 12:47 AM
Good luck Mario :D

Deathless Mortal
04-23-2008, 11:44 AM
Ajmo Mario! I had a dream Mario lost 6-2 6-3 :lol: But I'm sure it won't be so easy for Rafa. Hope Mario wins :rocker2:

amdany
04-23-2008, 12:12 PM
Ajmo Mario! I had a dream Mario lost 6-2 6-3 :lol: But I'm sure it won't be so easy for Rafa. Hope Mario wins :rocker2:

I hope your dream won't jinx him:tape:;)

Deathless Mortal
04-23-2008, 12:53 PM
How could it jinx him? Wouldn't a jinx be if I had a dream where he won 6-2 6-3? ;)

amdany
04-23-2008, 01:23 PM
6-0 so far:tape:

pookykiki
04-23-2008, 01:46 PM
Rafa, why you d'ont leave Mario alone? Poor Mario he don't deserve this!
AJMO BOY!

amdany
04-23-2008, 02:20 PM
:sad::sad:

jitterbug
04-23-2008, 02:24 PM
Mario :sad: :hug:

chabela
04-23-2008, 02:31 PM
6-0 6-3 :sad:. I hope Mario has better luck in the draw next tournament. What's a pity his server didn't work as usual.

Dale MARIO :hug:

Jadranka
04-23-2008, 03:00 PM
Next Stop: Barcelona :cool: (with a WC)

kanok02
04-24-2008, 01:48 AM
:rolleyes::sad:
we'll see better form next week. :hug:

neenah
04-24-2008, 03:02 AM
Tough opponent Mario, better luck next tournament!

ataptc
04-24-2008, 02:48 PM
:awww: at least he lost to rafa, if it's any consolation. Better luck next week :)

pookykiki
04-24-2008, 06:44 PM
Barcelona... I Hope Mario will not meet Rafa too quickly in the tournament... :awww:

amdany
04-26-2008, 05:42 PM
the draw is out, ajmo Mario:

[1] Rafael Nadal vs Bye
Peter Luczak vs Potito Starace
Vincent Spadea vs [WC] Alberto Martin
Jose Acasuso vs [16] Feliciano Lopez

[11] Juan Carlos Ferrero vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Ivo Minar vs Qualifier
Ernests Gulbis vs Janko Tipsarevic
Bye vs [5] Carlos Moya

[4] James Blake vs Bye
Dennis Gremelmayr vs Qualifier
Marcos Daniel vs Ivan Navarro
Kevin Anderson vs [15] Dmitry Tursunov[15]

[10] Nico Almagro vs Viktor Troicki
Jurgen Melzer vs Filippo Volandri
Mario Ancic vs Mischa Zverev
Bye vs [7] Andy Murray

[8] Ivo Karlovic vs Bye
Marcel Granollers vs Albert Montanes
Juan Pablo Brzezicki vs Pablo Cuevas
Qualifier vs [12] Jarkko Nieminen

[14] Stanislas Wawrinka vs Qualifier
Qualifier vs Robby Ginepri
Augustin Calleri vs Thomas Johannson
Bye vs [3] David Nalbandian

[6] Tommy Robredo vs Bye
Robin Haase vs Qualifier
Teimuraz Gabashvili vs Guillermo Coria
Oscar Hernandez vs [9] Guillermo Canas


[13] Fernando Verdasco vs Nico Lapentti
Santiago Ventura vs Qualifier
Werner Eschauer vs Juan Ignacio Chela
Bye vs [2] David Ferrer

neenah
04-26-2008, 05:51 PM
:rocker2: Go Mario!

Acer
04-27-2008, 12:19 PM
That's already a tough match in the second round. Good luck Mario!

asma jaouadi
04-27-2008, 01:09 PM
That's already a tough match in the second round. Good luck Mario!

not really tough!!!!!!!!!!!:rolleyes:
http://www.atptennis.com/3/en/players/headtohead/?player1=Ancic%2C+Mario&player2=andy+murray

Acer
04-27-2008, 09:43 PM
Well for a second round it is. Besides I would favour the baseliner on clay.

jitterbug
04-28-2008, 10:13 AM
It's starting.. Zverev to serve.

Ajmo Mario! http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/artists/laie/Laie_30B.gif

asma jaouadi
04-28-2008, 10:44 AM
first set 6-1 woooow AJMO ANCIC :)

pookykiki
04-28-2008, 11:02 AM
WOWWWW! Mario is back on business!
6-1/6-0 :worship: :rocker2:

jitterbug
04-28-2008, 11:05 AM
I followed it via livescores and was :eek: :bolt: :banana:

Mario :worship: he only took 42 minutes...

Jelena_78
04-28-2008, 12:02 PM
Marioooo! :rocker2:

:)

Acer
04-28-2008, 04:16 PM
Murray next! :)

Jadranka
04-28-2008, 04:25 PM
Ajmo!

neenah
04-28-2008, 07:12 PM
:woohoo:

Good luck against Murray :rocker2:

ataptc
04-29-2008, 03:02 AM
Ajmo Mario :dance:

kanok02
04-29-2008, 03:53 AM
Wow..Big form coming "Super Mario"..
Good luck for next round!! :boxing: :rocker:

Deathless Mortal
04-29-2008, 01:14 PM
Good luck against Murray

amdany
04-29-2008, 05:20 PM
:woohoo:Mario won 6-4 6-4:dance:

asma jaouadi
04-29-2008, 05:26 PM
:bigclap:nice win Mario :clap2:
:yeah:

pookykiki
04-29-2008, 05:29 PM
:woohoo: Well done Mario! I would have seen the match...
AJMO Mario for the next match :rocker2:

chabela
04-29-2008, 06:26 PM
MARIO will play doubles too :eek:.

Ernests Gulbis of Latvia was leading Janko Tipsarevic by a set and a break when the Serbian #2 withdrew with an injury to his right ankle. Tipsarevic also withdrew from the doubles event, where he was due to play with Stanislas Wawrinka. Mario Ancic and Mischa Zverev enter the draw as their replacements.

they will play tomorrow.

Acer
04-29-2008, 06:26 PM
Woohooo

neenah
04-29-2008, 07:25 PM
:woohoo:

chabela
04-29-2008, 08:11 PM
and MARIO won in doubles too!!!! :worship::worship:

M Ancic(CRO)/M Zverev(GER) def R Haase (NED) / I Karlovic (CRO) 6-2 6-3

tomorrow they will play Nestor-Zimonjic.

jitterbug
04-29-2008, 08:42 PM
Awwww I'm very sad that Janko is hurt and he and Stan had to withdraw from doubles, but I'm glad Mario and Mischa were the replacements! Well done! :woohoo:

Jelena_78
04-29-2008, 09:05 PM
Congrats Mario! :D :dance:

:awww: Poor Muzza :hug: If he sees Mario soon in his draw he's gonna :explode: :tape:

liz-bj
04-29-2008, 10:40 PM
Well done Mario :)

linus
04-30-2008, 08:16 AM
Good Mario, keep it going :yippee:

ataptc
04-30-2008, 01:43 PM
I saw that he had won on my news channel :D :D

jitterbug
04-30-2008, 09:26 PM
Hey, Mario and Mischa won yeah? :banana: They beat the second seeds, Nestor and Zimonjic!

DR2: M Ancic/M Zverev def. (2) D Nestor/N Zimonjic 6-4 3-6 11-9

:woohoo:

chabela
04-30-2008, 10:09 PM
Yes, MARIO is unstoppable!!! :D

He will play in the last turn in central court. I don't think my channel will broadcast the match. :(

ataptc
05-01-2008, 06:58 AM
WOW :dance: :dance:

Ajmo :D

amdany
05-01-2008, 07:01 PM
he lost 7-6 6-2 vs Almagro:sad:, good run though!

pookykiki
05-01-2008, 07:08 PM
Mario :sad: :hug:
Good job and good luck for the double!

neenah
05-01-2008, 07:09 PM
:awww:

jitterbug
05-01-2008, 09:30 PM
Any point counts! :D Nice run, Mario :hug: Ajmo ajmo

jitterbug
05-02-2008, 01:50 PM
Mario and Mischa served for the set twice :help: but now are 5*-6 down...

Win this :rocker2:

jitterbug
05-02-2008, 02:07 PM
They lost the first set 6-7(5).

Fight!!!

Jadranka
05-02-2008, 02:48 PM
They lost the first set 6-7(5).

Fight!!!

... and won the second set 7-6(5) :D

jitterbug
05-02-2008, 02:50 PM
Keep on fighting in the CTB :rocker: traded minibreaks there.. the Poles are one MB up.

Jadranka
05-02-2008, 02:56 PM
Ajmooooooo!!

jitterbug
05-02-2008, 02:58 PM
Poles serving for the match.

Jadranka
05-02-2008, 02:59 PM
No :awww:

jitterbug
05-02-2008, 03:00 PM
Mario/Mischa lost 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 10-7 :hug:

They won 88 points, the Poles won 89 :awww:

chabela
05-02-2008, 05:04 PM
Ale, It seems MARIO will play Roma!!!! :eek::D

30/04/2008 18:19
ASSEGNATE LE WILD CARDS
C'è anche Marat Safin


La speciale commissione istituita dal Comitato Organizzatore degli Internazionali BNL d’Italia ha assegnato le wild cards valide per l’edizione 2008 del Torneo Maschile.
Le quattro wild cards per il tabellone principale sono state assegnate a

MARIO ANCIC
FLAVIO CIPOLLA
GIANLUCA NASO
MARAT SAFIN

Le quattro wild cards per il tabellone di qualificazione sono state assegnate a

ANDREA ARNABOLDI
THOMAS FABBIANO
MATTEO MARRAI
MATTEO TREVISAN

La commissione è composta da Nicola Pietrangeli, Corrado Barazzutti e Sergio Palmieri.

amdany
05-02-2008, 05:40 PM
great news!!!!!!!!

pookykiki
05-02-2008, 05:53 PM
That's a great news but I hope he won't be too exhausted to play Roland Garros!

amdany
05-02-2008, 06:16 PM
That's a great news but I hope he won't be too exhausted to play Roland Garros!

I want to see him on the exhibition day at RG:D

asma jaouadi
05-02-2008, 07:06 PM
I want to see him on the exhibition day at RG:D

ça se voit que tu va assister cette année à RG?:rolleyes:

croat123
05-02-2008, 09:43 PM
great that he is playing rome :) hopefully he won't draw one of the top claycourters early for the third time in a row

jitterbug
05-02-2008, 11:31 PM
Rome! :rocker2:

amdany
05-03-2008, 07:39 AM
ça se voit que tu va assister cette année à RG?:rolleyes:

I'm not going to the tournament actually, I'm just going to the exhibition on may 24th:)

asma jaouadi
05-03-2008, 09:59 AM
I'm not going to the tournament actually, I'm just going to the exhibition on may 24th:)

et pourquoi pas le tournoi mdr :confused:
n'oublier pas ke Mario Ancic va y jouer ;):D

jitterbug
05-03-2008, 11:14 AM
Mario will face Feliciano Lopez in the first round of Rome! The winner will play Davydenko :rocker2:

Deathless Mortal
05-03-2008, 11:29 AM
He should beat Feliciano, but Davydenko will be a really tough match.
Good luck :)

Acer
05-03-2008, 11:39 AM
Yeah good chance against Feliciano, hoping he can overcome Davydenko in round 2 *fingers crossed*

amdany
05-03-2008, 01:12 PM
et pourquoi pas le tournoi mdr :confused:
n'oublier pas ke Mario Ancic va y jouer ;):D

I don't have money:sad: plus I've exams:(


Good luck Mario against Feliciano!!!

asma jaouadi
05-03-2008, 03:56 PM
I don't have money:sad: plus I've exams:(


Good luck Mario against Feliciano!!!

bah, c'est pas grave;)
oui c'est vrai j'ai entendu parler ke les billets sont un peu cher !!!! Dommage...
et pour l'exhibition est ce ke c gratuit!!!:confused:

amdany
05-03-2008, 05:14 PM
bah, c'est pas grave;)
oui c'est vrai j'ai entendu parler ke les billets sont un peu cher !!!! Dommage...
et pour l'exhibition est ce ke c gratuit!!!:confused:

non, c'est 18 euros

jitterbug
05-03-2008, 11:25 PM
You pay 18 euros to enter the Benny Berthet Day? :eek: man that's expensive...

linus
05-04-2008, 03:05 AM
tough job, Mario go :yippee:

amdany
05-04-2008, 08:45 AM
You pay 18 euros to enter the Benny Berthet Day? :eek: man that's expensive...

tell me about it:mad:

asma jaouadi
05-04-2008, 01:06 PM
non, c'est 18 euros

et vous allez faire koi exactement ?!!!!
:confused:

amdany
05-04-2008, 03:24 PM
et vous allez faire koi exactement ?!!!!
:confused:

some players are playing exhibition matches and you can assist to their practice session as well :) Oh, and there's also sponsors "stands" when you can see the players signing for autographes, taking pics with the fans, being interviewed...

ataptc
05-04-2008, 04:03 PM
Good luck Mario!

asma jaouadi
05-04-2008, 05:34 PM
some players are playing exhibition matches and you can assist to their practice session as well :) Oh, and there's also sponsors "stands" when you can see the players signing for autographes, taking pics with the fans, being interviewed...

can mario be among them?:confused:
i hope so:D

amdany
05-05-2008, 06:12 AM
can mario be among them?:confused:
i hope so:D

of course he can *fingers crossed*

asma jaouadi
05-05-2008, 05:57 PM
of course he can *fingers crossed*

AMEN:angel::secret:

chabela
05-05-2008, 09:41 PM
MARIO will play tomorrow 2nd turn (3pm more or less) en Campo 6 .

DALE MARIO!!!!! ;)

linus
05-06-2008, 03:24 AM
Ajmo :cool:

VolandriFan
05-06-2008, 07:32 AM
Ajmo Mario. I think he can make the quarters here :D

amdany
05-06-2008, 03:05 PM
mario just won 6-4 6-4:woohoo: but it looks like it was a pretty tough macth though, since he had to face 12 break points:eek: but saved them all:cool::worship:

next opponent is Davydenko, Ajmo!!!!

chabela
05-06-2008, 04:39 PM
I followed the match by livescore and the last game was eternal!!!!:eek::eek:

bp, duce, mp, duce, bp. etc, etc. OMG. It never finished.

I hope MARIO can def Davy . Dale MARIO!!!! :D

liz-bj
05-06-2008, 10:05 PM
Good Luck Mario

Acer
05-07-2008, 01:31 AM
Please please please beat Davydenko!

croat123
05-07-2008, 03:18 AM
he'll have to serve better tomorrow...good luck!!

jitterbug
05-07-2008, 04:14 AM
That match against Lopez felt like it went on forever :help: I had to go to sleep midway but I'm glad Mario won.

Good luck against Davydenko!

linus
05-07-2008, 04:47 AM
Ajmo Mario :angel:

ataptc
05-07-2008, 05:51 AM
Ajmo Mario against Davy :D

jitterbug
05-07-2008, 01:42 PM
Mario :awww: Davydenko's playing really well today, hitting winners from all over the court. There are also some crazy swirling winds, I looked at another window when Mario was broken for the second time but I think he yelled out in frustration :hug:

Aleka
05-07-2008, 06:30 PM
Hey girls :wavey: Got back from Rome yesterday :sobbing: It was so pretty, I didn't want to leave...but alas...here I am.

Anyway, when Paul told me Simone was getting an SE spot and the cleared WC was going to Mario I flipped!!!! :woohoo: I can't believe I got to see him...only in practice, not a match, but I'll settle for that :lol: What wonderful volleys he has :drool: even on clay :lol: And DA SERVE :worship: I only saw one practice, with Tsonga, but it was great :rocker2: I'm so happy I got to see him and took a pic with him :woohoo: I'll post it when I get my pics in order :lol:

liz-bj
05-07-2008, 07:20 PM
Mario :awww: :hug:

chabela
05-08-2008, 04:04 PM
Mario's coach has written in his blog that they have decided to skip Hamburg because it's time to make a break. It's more a mental fatigue than physical. Mario will play in Austria before Roland Garros

The withdraw has been confirmed.

We will have to wait 1 week. I think it's very wise

the best for you MARIO :hug:

:wavey:

amdany
05-08-2008, 05:29 PM
good rest Mario then :hug:
thanks Chabela:hug:

ataptc
05-09-2008, 03:23 AM
Have a good rest Mario :hug:

kanok02
05-09-2008, 11:22 AM
Thank " Chabe"..
umm!! they would know and have a right decision..
take a rest "Mario" and all of us.

jitterbug
05-10-2008, 07:53 AM
Sounds like a sensible decision :hug: good luck in Poertschach! and don't draw Gulbis in the first round :armed:

pookykiki
05-10-2008, 03:05 PM
It's going to be hard to wait until Poertschach! Have a good rest Mario. :hug:
And Zahira, Don't worry for the draw! What Zahira wants, Zahira gets! You wanted a Nole/Stani final and you get it! :lol:

liz-bj
05-10-2008, 03:21 PM
:wavey:
Good rest and take care Mario! :hug:

linus
05-11-2008, 03:17 PM
Mario's coach has written in his blog that they have decided to skip Hamburg because it's time to make a break. It's more a mental fatigue than physical. Mario will play in Austria before Roland Garros

The withdraw has been confirmed.

We will have to wait 1 week. I think it's very wise

the best for you MARIO :hug:

:wavey:
Thank you for the news. It is a good decision from Mario :)

asma jaouadi
05-17-2008, 10:53 AM
MAIN DRAW (Pörtschach, Austria )
[1] DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS vs (wc) EITZINGER, Rainer AUT
QUALIFIER vs ISNER, John USA
ZVEREV, Mischa GER vs SELA, Dudi ISR
GULBIS, Ernests LAT vs [6] SEPPI, Andreas ITA

[4] FISH, Mardy USA vs KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS vs QUALIFIER
YOUNG, Donald USA vs MELZER, Jurgen AUT
ROITMAN, Sergio ARG vs [8] HAASE, Robin NED

[5] QUERREY, Sam USA vs (wc) MARACH, Oliver AUT
ESCHAUER, Werner AUT vs GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP
NAVARRO, Ivan ESP vs SPADEA, Vincent USA
QUALIFIER vs [3] LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO

[7] ANCIC, Mario CRO vs GINEPRI, Robby USA
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL vs QUALIFIER
(wc) VERKERK, Martin NED vs VANEK, Jiri CZE
BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG vs [2] MONACO, Juan ARG

jitterbug
05-17-2008, 11:49 PM
Mario and Ginepri will play the second main draw match on Centre Court on Sunday. They're scheduled after Zverev-Sela, which begins at 1pm.

Ajmooooooo :rocker: :D

neenah
05-18-2008, 04:05 AM
I forgot there was a tournament this week :tape:

Go Mario! :D

amdany
05-18-2008, 09:05 AM
I forgot too:o, but I have to be selfish here, I don't want Mario to go very far on this tournament, because I want to see him on Saturday in Paris:p;), sorry:o, Ajmo anyway:angel:

Jadranka
05-18-2008, 12:54 PM
Damn, last week we had about 26°C and sunny days in Austria.. and now its raining.. :rolleyes:
whatever, good luck, Mario :woohoo:

amdany
05-18-2008, 04:34 PM
Damn, last week we had about 26°C and sunny days in Austria.. and now its raining.. :rolleyes:
whatever, good luck, Mario :woohoo:

same here:rolleyes: and it's like that in all Europe, I think