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Nole is a BIG Dolphin Ready to Catch more Fish in MIAMI (or maybe not)

Saumon
03-24-2008, 07:40 PM
Place: Miami, Florida
Date: March 26-April 6, 2008
Draw Size: 96
Surface: Hard
Prize Money: $3,770,000
Tournament Director: Adam Barrett

http://www.sonyericssonopen.com/

The first big title he has to defend. :dance:

AJDE!

*Ljubica*
03-24-2008, 07:48 PM
:awww: I like the title :lol: Good luck to Nole in Miami!

Here is a link to the draw http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/403/mds.pdf

jeahhh!
03-24-2008, 08:49 PM
The title :rolls:
http://bestsmileys.com/fish/7.gif

Lee
03-24-2008, 08:50 PM
GAB!!!!! :tape: :tape:

:haha: :haha: :haha:

amdany
03-24-2008, 09:19 PM
I love the title Gab:yeah:

Lee
03-24-2008, 09:37 PM
The draw is out and Nole is in the bottom half. His first match will be vs a qualifier or Calleri. Shouldn't be any problem and potential next round is Andreev who has been struggling with injury or Michael Berrer/Qaulifier. Basically, don't see anyone in his quarter is capable of an upset. :tape:

*Ljubica*
03-24-2008, 09:52 PM
Here is the draw - it's much easier to read this way I think :) I was just too lazy to type it out before - had to wait for someone else to do it :o

(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI/BYE
MONFILS, Gael FRA v (WC) ISNER, John USA
SODERLING, Robin SWE v KOUBEK, Stefan AUT
BYE/(28) WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
(21) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS/BYE
ACASUSO, Jose ARG v VENTURA, Santiago ESP
LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR v SELA, Dudi ISR
BYE/(14) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP
(12) TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA/BYE
MELZER, Jurgen AUT v LLODRA, Michael FRA
SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER BENNETEAU, Julien FRA
BYE/(19) KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
(30) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG/BYE
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL v QUALIFIER
HANESCU, Victor ROU v QUALIFIER
BYE/(6) RODDICK, Andy USA

(4) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS/BYE
GULBIS, Ernests LAT v HRBATY, Dominik SLO
QUALIFIER v BOLELLI, Simone ITA
BYE/(26) KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER
(18) MONACO, Juan ARG/BYE
QUALIFIER v VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
(WC) ANCIC, Mario CRO v SIMON, Gilles FRA
BYE/(13) MURRAY, Andy GBR
(11) YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS/BYE
QUALIFIER v SAFIN, Marat RUS
FISH, Mardy USA v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
BYE/(24) ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP
(29) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP/BYE
TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB v QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER v JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE
BYE/(5) FERRER, David ESP

(8) GASQUET, Richard FRA/BYE
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v KOROLEV, Evgeny RUS
DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG v (WC) LEVINE, Jesse USA
BYE/(32) LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
(22) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP/BYE
(WC) NISHIKORI, Kei JPN v MONTANES, Albert ESP
BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG v QUERREY, Sam USA
BYE/(10) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
(15) CANAS, Guillermo ARG/BYE
QUALIFIER v STARACE, Potito ITA
QUALIFIER v SPADEA, Vincent USA
BYE/(17) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
(31) ANDREEV, Igor RUS/BYE
BERRER, Michael GER v QUALIFIER
CALLERI, Agustin ARG v QUALIFIER
BYE/(3) DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB

(7) NALBANDIAN, David ARG/BYE
HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP v MALISSE, Xavier BEL
(WC) KUERTEN, Gustavo BRA v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
BYE/(27) STEPANEK, Radek CZE
(23) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO/BYE
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
GICQUEL, Marc FRA v SEPPI, Andreas ITA
BYE/(9) BLAKE, James USA
(16) MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA/BYE
CILIC, Marin CRO v VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
MAHUT, Nicolas FRA v MAYER, Florian GER
BYE/(20) MOYA, Carlos ESP
(25) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN/BYE
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v HAAS, Tommy GER
ROITMAN, Sergio ARG v QUALIFIER
BYE/(2) NADAL, Rafael ESP

njnetswill
03-25-2008, 02:46 AM
Hopefully a Novak vs Richard quarterfinal will happen. :yeah:

ataptc
03-25-2008, 04:06 AM
Great title Gab :rolls:

A pretty good draw for Nole too :yeah: Ajde!

savesthedizzle
03-25-2008, 04:06 AM
Nole = huge dolphin :aplot:

Lee
03-25-2008, 04:12 AM
Nole = huge dolphin :aplot:

Now who can verify that? :aplot:

savesthedizzle
03-25-2008, 04:14 AM
Now who can verify that? :aplot:

Only Jelena knows for sure ;)

Lee
03-25-2008, 04:17 AM
Only Jelena knows for sure ;)

I have an answer for this but I better shut up before this thread went way way :topic:

:haha:

savesthedizzle
03-25-2008, 04:18 AM
I have an answer for this but I better shut up before this thread went way way :topic:

Go for it Lee :D

:topic: is the way to go :rocker:

Lee
03-25-2008, 04:19 AM
Well, looked at Nole's performance in tournaments when Jelena was there. :tape: :tape: :tape:

savesthedizzle
03-25-2008, 04:23 AM
Well, looked at Nole's performance in tournaments when Jelena was there. :tape: :tape: :tape:

Exactly!


:rolls:

ataptc
03-25-2008, 04:26 AM
:rolls:

Lee, I always thought you were an :angel: but you're just as :aplot: as everyone :lol:

Lee
03-25-2008, 04:29 AM
Blame all these on Gab and company in Adam's thread. I am :angel:

savesthedizzle
03-25-2008, 04:31 AM
It's all Gab's fault :D

I am an :angel: too :D

Björki
03-25-2008, 08:41 AM
Good luck to Nole :bounce:

PennyThePenguin
03-25-2008, 01:33 PM
It's all Gab's fault :D

I am an :angel: too :D

the first statement I don't deny...but the second..uhm...yeah...suuuuuuurrrrrreeeee ;)

kirkicica
03-25-2008, 05:02 PM
Yay for the title :rocker2:


Only Jelena knows for sure ;)
That girl needs to change her name!!!!! I was 'wtf'? for a moment.

:rolls:

Lee, I always thought you were an :angel: but you're just as :aplot: as everyone :lol:

Blame all these on Gab and company in Adam's thread. I am :angel:

It's all Gab's fault :D

I am an :angel: too :D

suuuuuuuuuure you all are. I'll quote one Serbian movie here: 'We're not angels'

jeahhh!
03-25-2008, 05:04 PM
I am an angel as well :angel:

kirkicica
03-25-2008, 05:16 PM
I am an angel as well :angel:

mmmmmhmmm, riiiiight!
you are my pet, and you are NOT an angel. You are a nice, pwetty pet, well mannered etc, but not an angel.

jennyian
03-26-2008, 05:57 AM
Good Luck in Miami Nolé! :)

I hope he continues his good run!

:)

ataptc
03-26-2008, 09:14 AM
suuuuuuuuuure you all are. I'll quote one Serbian movie here: 'We're not angels'
We are all :devil: in :angel: disguise :D

fangirl
03-26-2008, 07:04 PM
Novak can come dolphin with me anytime.

Lee
03-28-2008, 01:01 AM
Novak will play on Stadium court vs Kevin Anderson. The 3rd match on court after Henin and Serena. Should not take long for those women to finish their match. He will probably play around 2pm et I guess.

savesthedizzle
03-28-2008, 03:08 AM
Anderson shouldn't be overlooked. He's on fire :scared:

Nole should win, I'm just sayin' :[

Lee
03-28-2008, 03:57 AM
Jess found the pants. :p

savesthedizzle
03-28-2008, 04:13 AM
I had lost them? :eek:

Lee
03-28-2008, 04:28 AM
Didn't you? :angel:

Lee
03-28-2008, 04:31 AM
The vBetting odd for Nole sucks but what do I care ;)

savesthedizzle
03-28-2008, 04:32 AM
Didn't you? :angel:

How could I lose my home? :sad:

savesthedizzle
03-28-2008, 04:32 AM
btw everyone, Ilija is back on Facebook :rocker: we are still friends after all!

Lee
03-28-2008, 04:37 AM
How could I lose my home? :sad:

I think your home need a new color. A darker shade of blue. :)

savesthedizzle
03-28-2008, 04:38 AM
This is true.

We need to have a painting party :D :drink:

jeahhh!
03-28-2008, 04:58 AM
btw everyone, Ilija is back on Facebook :rocker: we are still friends after all!
:banana:

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 11:20 AM
btw everyone, Ilija is back on Facebook :rocker: we are still friends after all!

Yeah,I saw that few days ago! :D

:dance:

savesthedizzle
03-28-2008, 02:16 PM
Yeah,I saw that few days ago! :D

:dance:


I just saw he commented on your photo ;)

Saumon
03-28-2008, 07:19 PM
Dule asked him where the picture was from or something? :scratch:

savesthedizzle
03-28-2008, 07:27 PM
Tight match, as I expected from Anderson. Come on Nole!

jeahhh!
03-28-2008, 07:37 PM
Ajde!

Lee
03-28-2008, 07:41 PM
:mad: Anderson serves at 81%

Ajde TB King or better, break now

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 07:46 PM
:lol:

You two know everything! :D

Yeah, Dule asked him if he knew where it was from...

Gab, you speak Serbian :p


TB Ajde Nole!!!

savesthedizzle
03-28-2008, 07:48 PM
:lol:

You two know everything! :D

Yeah, Dule asked him if he knew where it was from...




Ajde Nole!!!

That's the nice way of saying we're crazy stalkers :D :lol:

Come on Nole!

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 07:53 PM
I don't want Cincinnati to repeat :unsure: :ignore:

1-4*

savesthedizzle
03-28-2008, 07:53 PM
1-5 :(

Lee
03-28-2008, 07:55 PM
:o lost 1-7 in TB.

I have never seen this TB score before.

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 07:56 PM
:( Noleeee

Ajde!!!

NinaNina19
03-28-2008, 07:56 PM
How is he playing?

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 07:58 PM
Can anyone see this? If so where - it's awful just watching the scoreboard - that tiebreak!! 7-1 aargh.

aeronatasha
03-28-2008, 08:00 PM
I can't see this match. Anyone?

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 08:13 PM
Yay - he's finally broken serve! Now for pity's sake - hold!!!

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 08:13 PM
Finally!

*3:2

Ajde!

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 08:17 PM
4-2 ! Long way to go though...

Saumon
03-28-2008, 08:21 PM
Can anyone see this? If so where - it's awful just watching the scoreboard - that tiebreak!! 7-1 aargh.

I can't see this match. Anyone?

Coverage starts tomorrow.

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 08:22 PM
We know - but he might not be around then....

jeahhh!
03-28-2008, 08:30 PM
WTF I actually go and do some work and I come back to this :silly:
The second set looks good however :cool:

Ajde!

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 08:31 PM
Level - 2nd set 6-3! *Mops brow*

Now go for the kill!

NinaNina19
03-28-2008, 08:38 PM
Why does everyone have a Scottish flag now?

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 08:41 PM
Why does everyone have a Scottish flag now?

We Scots know a good thing when we see it!

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 08:42 PM
Yay - now 2-0 final set. I want to be wrong...

amdany
03-28-2008, 08:44 PM
Why does everyone have a Scottish flag now?

I was wondering too :p

3 break points, damnnnnnnn

*Ljubica*
03-28-2008, 08:51 PM
I have an English flag - just to be different :angel: Or maybe because I really am English :lol: WTF is Nole doing in this match? :fiery:

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 08:51 PM
Spoke too soon. This is not fun.

*Ljubica*
03-28-2008, 08:52 PM
Spoke too soon. This is not fun.

I thought I would have enough suffering to go through tonight with Dima playing Gasquet :rolleyes: I don't need Nole to give me suffering as well :devil:

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 08:53 PM
I have an English flag - just to be different :angel: Or maybe because I really am English :lol: WTF is Nole doing in this match? :fiery:

Going by score alone he's not serving well and Anderson is. Just have to hope that he can pull it off while playing below par.

savesthedizzle
03-28-2008, 08:54 PM
I had a Scottish flag to match my James McAvoy avatar which isn't up anymore :rolls:

And I like Scotland :D

*Ljubica*
03-28-2008, 08:54 PM
Going by score alone he's not serving well and Anderson is. Just have to hope that he can pull it off while playing below par.

The sticking scoreboard isn't helping :sad: I've heard good things of Anderson, but I've never seen him play, so can't really comment myself.

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 08:55 PM
Easy and fast *2:2 :(

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 08:56 PM
And I like Scotland :D

Me too :D

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 08:57 PM
:unsure: :scared: 0-30

His serve :help:

*Ljubica*
03-28-2008, 08:58 PM
I had a Scottish flag to match my James McAvoy avatar which isn't up anymore :rolls:

And I like Scotland :D

The best thing about Scotland is the road coming south across the border :angel: Sorry Herdwick :hug: I'm only joking really. Let's just say I lived for three years in Scotland, with a guy who did his best to f*** my life up :rolleyes: So I can sometimes be quite disparaging of it - but I still have many friends there really, and the scenery is so beautiful in the Highlands.

jeahhh!
03-28-2008, 08:58 PM
Why does everyone have a Scottish flag now?

I wanted to change mine :shrug: so I figured I would go with some of my heritage... I had Croatian up but people didn't like it :( So I went scottish.

Novak :smash:

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 09:00 PM
This is not good!!!!!! :smash:

*Ljubica*
03-28-2008, 09:00 PM
Come on Nole! Can you imagine GM if he loses to Anderson?:unsure:

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 09:01 PM
That's that then....bye bye Miami and all those points.

And my cat's been diagnosed with diabetes today.

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 09:02 PM
Bloody Sharapova - she's leading him astray.

kirkicica
03-28-2008, 09:02 PM
Novak :smash: :help:

Lee
03-28-2008, 09:02 PM
I won't let my hubby touch my laptop whenever Nole is playing. The SB went from 2-0 to 2-3 while he's using it. :mad:

Saumon
03-28-2008, 09:02 PM
I think I will avoid GM for a month. :help:

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 09:03 PM
Nole don't be that 'nice'... I really don't need another week off... I don't mind working...
Wake up I say!!!:fiery:

I'm a bit harsh :awww:


OMG! *2:4

kirkicica
03-28-2008, 09:03 PM
I think I will avoid GM for a month. :help:

If he loses this, yes!

WTF is he doing out there?

*Ljubica*
03-28-2008, 09:04 PM
That's that then....bye bye Miami and all those points.

And my cat's been diagnosed with diabetes today.

:hug: Poor cat. Diabetes is very treatable in cats nowadays though. Hope he/she will be OK :)

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 09:06 PM
3:4* Now break!

kirkicica
03-28-2008, 09:06 PM
Dear Mr. Djokovic

Please, break.

Sincerely
your fans

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 09:06 PM
:hug: Poor cat. Diabetes is very treatable in cats nowadays though. Hope he/she will be OK :)

Thanks - he's fine - we're reeling from the vet's bill though.

Lee
03-28-2008, 09:07 PM
Thanks - he's fine - we're reeling from the vet's bill though.

I hear you.

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 09:08 PM
Dear Mr. Djokovic

Please, break.

Sincerely
your fans

Have an injury timeout if you need one - we don't mind.:devil:

Björki
03-28-2008, 09:08 PM
wtf is he doing??? anyone watching??

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 09:08 PM
Dear Mr. Djokovic

Please, break.

Sincerely
your fans

Hey twin! :D :kiss:

He better win

Lee
03-28-2008, 09:09 PM
Mr. Djokovic, I don't want to find all the urls to online sudoku puzzles for the next 2 months. Please win. Thank You!

Lee
03-28-2008, 09:10 PM
Shit 3-5

Björki
03-28-2008, 09:10 PM
he was up a break right??

savesthedizzle
03-28-2008, 09:10 PM
Yes :bigcry:

*Ljubica*
03-28-2008, 09:11 PM
wtf is he doing??? anyone watching??

Don't think there is anywhere that anyone can watch :sad: Just the ghastly live scoreboard for us all :sad:

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 09:12 PM
We're not gonna see that movie today I guess :shrug:

Or...

C'mon Novak! One more chance to break!

Lee
03-28-2008, 09:14 PM
Anderson please choke :o

gambit84
03-28-2008, 09:15 PM
the last chance

jeahhh!
03-28-2008, 09:15 PM
:hysteric:

kirkicica
03-28-2008, 09:17 PM
:rolleyes:

Björki
03-28-2008, 09:17 PM
2 MP :mad:

Nole :help:

kirkicica
03-28-2008, 09:18 PM
one saved :scared:

Björki
03-28-2008, 09:19 PM
deuce

come on Nole

kirkicica
03-28-2008, 09:19 PM
and one more saved.
FIGHT!

*Ljubica*
03-28-2008, 09:19 PM
:unsure: My nerves don't like this :sad:

Lee
03-28-2008, 09:20 PM
Saved 2 mps but not the 3rd. :sad:

gambit84
03-28-2008, 09:20 PM
lost

Tennis-Chick
03-28-2008, 09:20 PM
Nole! :o :sad:

Herdwick
03-28-2008, 09:20 PM
Alcohol is the answer....

savesthedizzle
03-28-2008, 09:20 PM
Novak, wtf :sad:

Björki
03-28-2008, 09:21 PM
:sad: :bigcry:

amdany
03-28-2008, 09:21 PM
:sobbing:

Ales_Alessandra
03-28-2008, 09:21 PM
:sad:

Jelena_78
03-28-2008, 09:22 PM
Bad, bad, bad :sad:

:hug:

kirkicica
03-28-2008, 09:22 PM
Alcohol is the answer....
cheers

Björki
03-28-2008, 09:22 PM
we better not going to GM

jeahhh!
03-28-2008, 09:23 PM
:(

Lee
03-28-2008, 09:26 PM
:tape: The servers here are about to crash anytime.

*Ljubica*
03-28-2008, 09:29 PM
we better not going to GM

I did :unsure: But only for long enough to make a quick post congratulating Anderson. It will get lost for sure, amongst the trash in there, but I refuse to sink to the level of the haters and trolls on GM.

We can't expect Nole to win everything for goodness sake - he has already won the two biggest trophies of the year so far, and he's not a robot, nor Superman,- just a human being who is entitled to an off-day, or just to get beaten by a player who is playing better on the day.

Let the guy enjoy a few weeks off - whether it's back home with his family (or even still in Miami with Ms. Sharapova :unsure: ) "One swallow doesn't make a Summer" as we say here, and one loss really doesn't mean anything, -so let's rejoice for what he has given us this year so far, and not cry or be angry for what happened today.

Now I'm off to suffer over Dima's live scoring :unsure:

jitterbug
03-28-2008, 09:31 PM
No GM for me for at least a month then :lol:

jitterbug
03-28-2008, 09:34 PM
Djokoboppers :hug:

kirkicica
03-28-2008, 09:36 PM
:hug:
thats all

Saumon
03-28-2008, 09:37 PM
we better not going to GM

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8004/7threadshf4.png

kirkicica
03-28-2008, 09:39 PM
Gab will bring GM to us :lol:

Cat123
03-28-2008, 09:40 PM
I'm shocked. :eek: He really lost? I'll be staying out of GM too then...

jitterbug
03-28-2008, 09:47 PM
Gee Gab, thanks. You're like the McDonald's delivery guy.

amdany
03-28-2008, 09:51 PM
:lol:, and all these threads for a loss:eek:

Lee
03-28-2008, 09:52 PM
http://mainzelsmile.ioff.de/liebe/951a.gif

to all fellow Djokoboppers.

Alex999
03-28-2008, 09:53 PM
:bigcry::bigcry::bigcry: I guess that's life, it sucks, but what can we do. Nole will be back.

Lee
03-28-2008, 09:56 PM
Gab should change the title when Fish was caught yesterday :mad:

neenah
03-28-2008, 09:58 PM
Nole...:awww:

kirkicica
03-28-2008, 10:00 PM
Gab should change the title when Fish was caught yesterday :mad:
Nole should hang a 'gone fishing' sign on his door :rolleyes:

ret
03-28-2008, 10:14 PM
:bigcry::bigcry::bigcry:

jeahhh!
03-29-2008, 12:07 AM
Omg :rolls: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=6796636&postcount=27272

camnation
03-29-2008, 12:08 AM
Oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man oh man...
I come home from my friend's house feeling happy, and then I see Novak's results? Oh man oh man oh man... I must be dreaming or something, this must be a wonderful nightmare.

Jelena_78
03-29-2008, 12:19 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=6796636&postcount=27272

:hearts:

the_natural
03-29-2008, 12:21 AM
F!@# NOLE DAMN IT, Oh crap I knew this would happen, I really really wanted to believe nole could do it again but I felt the same feeling that i had after he won in Canada, I hope this doesnt become noles tag, that he cant win back to back tournaments, but I really thought after IW that he could make the Miami finals again like last year. Then when Fish lost and I saw that Nole was gonna play anderson I really started to doubt that he could do it.

I dont know what the match was like, But I do know that Kevin is having a "john isner/sam querry" type of run, hes a huge guy with a really tough serve, and hes also got the ice water in his veins that john had last year when he won all those 3 set tie breakers, but like Querry he has quite a solid back court game and moves well for a big guy, I think he might move better side to side than any of the giants, also his running forehand seems to be great and his groundstrokes as a whole seem to be a bit better than any of the other tall guys. Problem for nole is that his Kick serve would have sat up perfectly for Kevin. Its times like these I wish he had a back up weapon like Federer, Hes more like rafa, he has to claw his way to victory when hes not playing well and he has to out gun players, federer has that slice that really f@#$'s up todays ball machine players, Nole needs something like that, or he needs to incorporate more nut rushing i dunno (but thatll go together with improving the slice). I just wish Nole had a "No effort" point in his game, like slicing 10 backhands deep or blocking/chippping back serves is a "no effort" point and it makes the opponent work to get into better position to attack the ball, whereas you can just sit back and catch your breath, Also Nole seems to have to do much more running than Nalby, Nalby also has that "no effort" point in his game, he runs about 1/3 the amount of his opponents, Nole always tries to pain the line by goin down the line whereas Nalby works the corners and the angles and paints the lines that way, its MUCH more of a high percentage play, and it also takes less energy, he times the ball beautifully but its not as hard to time a great cross court shot as it is a great down the line shot. It opens the court up much more, I feel like Nole doesnt use his brain out there sometimes, he prefers to show everyone whos the man by NEVER backing off the baseline to give himsefl more time to get into better position to get a greater angle or watever, and that hurts him in a BIG way on off days.

Please nole, pull your head out of your a$$ for once, I know you love to stand right on the baseline even on clay, its a neat trick but its NOT always the best way....

Heres to a brilliant clay court season and number 1 by Wimbledon!!!

njnetswill
03-29-2008, 12:47 AM
:tape: :help:

Scotso
03-29-2008, 01:29 AM
This isn't a bad loss, anyone who has seen Kevin play will know that. He has awesome firepower, he's got great potential. I'm not surprised at all, I was actually kind of expecting a letdown after Indian Wells.

Nole really needs to start doing better to control his antics. I mean, I don't think he should completely give in to how everyone expects him to behave (less ball bouncing, etc.), but he's alienating a lot of people with his more annoying emotional outbursts.

Still, I'm not torn up over this. And I really don't care about the idiots in GM, they're just happy because Nole won't extend his already enormous lead over their faves. Who cares what they think? It's like asking an Al Qaeda member their opinion of the United States. You know what they're going to say, there's no point. :p

Anyway, it's just one tournament. It would have been nice for him to get some more points since it's a required event, but he's done so well this year already that I don't think we can fault him for this one loss.

Lee
03-29-2008, 01:33 AM
I do think Nole's team needs to do a better job in scouting his opponents. :shrug: From Nole's post match interview, it's clear he and his team underestimated Anderson and had no game plan vs him. They need to know NOW Nole is the hunted, not the one hunting like before.

Alex999
03-29-2008, 05:50 AM
This isn't a bad loss, anyone who has seen Kevin play will know that. He has awesome firepower, he's got great potential. I'm not surprised at all, I was actually kind of expecting a letdown after Indian Wells.

Nole really needs to start doing better to control his antics. I mean, I don't think he should completely give in to how everyone expects him to behave (less ball bouncing, etc.), but he's alienating a lot of people with his more annoying emotional outbursts.

Still, I'm not torn up over this. And I really don't care about the idiots in GM, they're just happy because Nole won't extend his already enormous lead over their faves. Who cares what they think? It's like asking an Al Qaeda member their opinion of the United States. You know what they're going to say, there's no point. :p

Anyway, it's just one tournament. It would have been nice for him to get some more points since it's a required event, but he's done so well this year already that I don't think we can fault him for this one loss.

I couldn't agree more. I mean he can't act like a spoiled brat any more. He has to grow up. I was so upset with this loss today and the way he lost. He was up a break in the second set and than just collapsed (the time violation, his tantrums, the crowed was booing him etc.). That has to stop. I can't believe that nobody in his team is addressing this issue. Sorry I had to vent.

belco
03-29-2008, 06:03 AM
:rolls: scott

Novak Dj
03-29-2008, 09:25 AM
28.3. is holiday for Nole`s haters, they are so pathetic. They were patient for long time, I`m so glad for them.

Herdwick
03-29-2008, 11:18 AM
I couldn't agree more. I mean he can't act like a spoiled brat any more. He has to grow up. I was so upset with this loss today and the way he lost. He was up a break in the second set and than just collapsed (the time violation, his tantrums, the crowed was booing him etc.). That has to stop. I can't believe that nobody in his team is addressing this issue. Sorry I had to vent.

Exactly what I think. He must have got used to the crowd's favourable reaction last year (when he was always the underdog) and the converse is proving hard to take. He needs to realise now that most champions are not loved early in their careers - this tends to come much later, if at all - and that respect/love has to be earned. I appreciate he's an emotional and outspoken guy but shaking fists and screaming at the crowd will do him no favours.

ataptc
03-29-2008, 11:36 AM
:o

Riley_K
03-29-2008, 11:56 AM
:bigcry:
You're all right, he really needs to tone it down. Just reading the match report at yahoo was pretty painful :awww: :o
Ugh, I guess its all about waiting for the clay court season now and hoping he does well :shrug: :)

PennyThePenguin
03-29-2008, 12:32 PM
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8004/7threadshf4.png

:tape: :tape:



and. WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE!!! :fiery: :fiery:

savesthedizzle
03-29-2008, 02:07 PM
I do think Nole's team needs to do a better job in scouting his opponents. :shrug: From Nole's post match interview, it's clear he and his team underestimated Anderson and had no game plan vs him. They need to know NOW Nole is the hunted, not the one hunting like before.


Interesting because I said this before the match...

Anderson shouldn't be overlooked. He's on fire :scared:

Nole should win, I'm just sayin' :[

And he was overlooked, he was on fire, and Novak *should* have won if he didn't start his antics :tape:

Lee
03-29-2008, 09:15 PM
About his antics, I have more faith in Nole. He's a smart guy and he learns fast, like the impressions. So I trust he will tone down those diva moments.

camnation
03-29-2008, 11:18 PM
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/8004/7threadshf4.png
LOL! That's hilarious! :lol: (I laugh because if I don't I will cry.)

Alex999
03-29-2008, 11:45 PM
About his antics, I have more faith in Nole. He's a smart guy and he learns fast, like the impressions. So I trust he will tone down those diva moments.
I hope you are right Lee, I really do.

Lee
03-30-2008, 12:07 AM
I hope you are right Lee, I really do.

I hope I am right too. That's the positive thinking side of me. ;)

Sleepwalker64
03-30-2008, 03:16 PM
You know what...Right now...he is a spoiled brat. Too many things and matches went his way. I think this is good for him...he needs to be slapped from time to time...
On the other side, I never realized how many haters he's got. The thing I'll get orgasmic satisfaction will be watching those guys converting from haters...to fans...and I can guarantee that the biggest haters will turn into the biggest apologists...

Herdwick
03-31-2008, 02:56 PM
Grrr - saw the Anderson result today and and am so mad. How the hell did Nole lose to this guy? Am one of his biggest fans but he needs a big kick where it hurts for this loss. He should be cruising through with the draw as it was here...what a chance missed.

Now want Mario or Rafa to win - but not Fed.

jitterbug
03-31-2008, 03:15 PM
It's pretty sad that by the time the third round starts Ancic is the only player I like left in the draw :tape: so many of those brave little things fell in R2...

savesthedizzle
03-31-2008, 03:16 PM
Janko is still alive though :) Janko and Mario! Fight on!

jitterbug
03-31-2008, 03:18 PM
Ajmo to those two :kiss:

jeahhh!
03-31-2008, 03:20 PM
:hearts: :rocker2:

Herdwick
03-31-2008, 03:40 PM
Janko is still alive though :) Janko and Mario! Fight on!

Indeed - I forgot Janko:worship:! Surely he must be due some glory - we can't have a tournament with no Serb in the latter stages...

Am watching the Anderson/Andreev highlights now on Sky - grrrrrr.

Jelena_78
03-31-2008, 03:52 PM
:hearts: :rocker2:


:D new name :p

I was confused for few seconds :lol:

:hearts:

Go Janko! :rocker2: Go Mario! :rocker2:

jeahhh!
03-31-2008, 03:57 PM
:D new name :p

I was confused for few seconds :lol:

:hearts:

Go Janko! :rocker2: Go Mario! :rocker2:

Yes :p

:awww: Sorry!

:rocker2:

savesthedizzle
03-31-2008, 04:00 PM
Indeed - I forgot Janko:worship:! Surely he must be due some glory - we can't have a tournament with no Serb in the latter stages...

Am watching the Anderson/Andreev highlights now on Sky - grrrrrr.

I wish Viktor had won because Viktor deserves some glory, but Janko deserves it too of course :D

Herdwick
03-31-2008, 04:16 PM
Agree totally - saw a bit of Victor against Roddick on last night's highlights - most impressive. Big lad too...

PennyThePenguin
04-01-2008, 04:04 AM
*pssssst* aimee.... :secret: typo in the siggy pic

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 04:05 AM
I'll make her a new one ;)

jeahhh!
04-01-2008, 04:10 AM
Is there :hysteric: Omgzzzz where :sobbing: :tape:

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 04:31 AM
then should be than ;)

jeahhh!
04-01-2008, 04:37 AM
I got it :o :haha:
I kept looking at his name when she said that thinking I had messed that up :sobbing: that would have been even more embarrassing :tape:

jitterbug
04-01-2008, 04:41 AM
Those pants are such a pretty shade of blue :hearts:

Somebody should gag me from hijacking threads :o

jeahhh!
04-01-2008, 04:43 AM
Those pants are such a pretty shade of blue :hearts:

Somebody should gag me from hijacking threads :o

They are :hearts:

Dude, me too! I have a habit of it :o at least this one isn't the intro thread so we can't scare the newbies away :haha:

Jelena_78
04-01-2008, 09:02 AM
Poor Dusan, cut in half :awww:

:lol:

The pants are :hearts:

jeahhh!
04-01-2008, 03:06 PM
Poor Dusan, cut in half :awww:
:awww:

:lol:

The pants are :hearts:

we wouldn't live in them if they were ugly ;)