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Novak in MONTE CARLO thread (SF,lost to Federer 3:6 2:3 retired)

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Jelena_78
04-19-2008, 06:15 PM
MONTE CARLO DRAW:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/410/mds.pdf

SF:

Roger Federer [1] - Novak Djokovic [3]

Nikolay Davydenko [4] - Rafael Nadal [2]


Good luck Nole!!!

Björki
04-19-2008, 06:21 PM
good luck to Nole :bounce:

Jelena_78
04-19-2008, 06:29 PM
Nole is also playing doubles with Stepanek

(4)BHUPATHI, Mahesh (IND)/KNOWLES, Mark (BAH) vs Bye
MELO, Marcelo (BRA)/SA, Andre (BRA) vs GASQUET, Richard (FRA)/TIPSAREVIC, Janko (SRB)
DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB)/STEPANEK, Radek (CZE) vs KERR, Jordan (AUS)/WASSEN, Rogier (NED)
(5)ASPELIN, Simon (SWE)/KNOWLE, Julian (AUT) vs Bye

belco
04-19-2008, 06:34 PM
doubles :eek:

Good luck Kralj Nole :worship:

gambit84
04-19-2008, 06:41 PM
Nole and sexyRadek :lol:

neenah
04-19-2008, 11:35 PM
Nole in Fed's half...:devil:

Good luck! :dance: I've kind of forgotten about Nole. Bad, I know, but he hasn't played in so long. :tape:

Scotso
04-19-2008, 11:42 PM
Easy draw to the finals. ;)

Alex999
04-20-2008, 04:08 AM
Nice draw for Novak. I just don't think he should be playing doubles (I'm concerned about his stamina), but what do I know :-)

silverwhite
04-20-2008, 04:20 AM
Interesting choice of doubles partner :eek:

Herdwick
04-20-2008, 09:17 AM
Nice draw for Novak. I just don't think he should be playing doubles (I'm concerned about his stamina), but what do I know :-)

Agree - stamina is not his strong point! Can only assume it's because of the Olympics but in that case surely he should play with Zimonjic.

pookykiki
04-20-2008, 10:08 AM
Hummm, I don't understand why he is going to play doubles. Clay season is very long and physical...

AJDE NOLE and good luck :worship:

silverwhite
04-20-2008, 11:02 AM
It's his first clay tournament this season so I suppose he wants some match practice. :shrug:

*Ljubica*
04-20-2008, 11:17 AM
It's his first clay tournament this season so I suppose he wants some match practice. :shrug:

I agree. He didn't play in Estoril, and I believe will not be in Munich/Barcelona either, so he is just getting clay practrice in when he can, while still alllowing himself the occasional week off in-between big tournaments. I actually think it's quite a smart decision - though I'm not sure about Sexy Radek :unsure:

savesthedizzle
04-20-2008, 01:45 PM
Interesting choice of doubles partner :eek:

He's played with Radek several times I believe :)

savesthedizzle
04-20-2008, 01:47 PM
He has indeed, he and Radek got to the finals of Adelaide in 2007, lost 4-6 6-3 13-15 to Moodie/Perry.

Okay that's the only time. I could have sworn they'd partnered up other times too though :p

But hey, it's a successful pairing ;)

kalisita
04-20-2008, 03:10 PM
He also played doubles last year in Monte Carlo with Verdasco,but lost in the first round to the Bryans. While it might make the most sense to play with Zimonjic for the Olympics I don't think it makes much sense career wise for Zimonjic since he makes his living playing doubles.

Scotso
04-20-2008, 05:56 PM
Nole should only play with hot guys to compliment his sexiness. :p

Lee
04-20-2008, 08:04 PM
Interesting choice of doubles partner :eek:

Watched them practised together in IW, I am quite sure they are very good friends. :p

gambit84
04-20-2008, 08:27 PM
Watched them practised together in IW, I am quite sure they are very good friends. :p


probably Nole wants that Sexy Radek teaches how conquer a girlfriend because you know, Radek is the best :smoke:

Alex999
04-20-2008, 09:59 PM
Patient Djokovic ready for claycourt season
By Julien Pretot
MONTE CARLO, April 20 (Reuters) - Serb Novak Djokovic said on Sunday he was better prepared than last year going into the claycourt season, which he will start at the Monte Carlo Masters Series.
The world number three, who claimed his maiden grand slam tournament at this year's Australian Open, said he had gained the patience needed for sometimes exhausting matches on the slow surface.
"I think I am stronger than last year because I am more confident. I have won a grand slam, even though it was not on clay," Djokovic told reporters.
"These past months, my form has been going up, except for Miami. I have been playing at a high level."
Djokovic, 20, will face either three-times French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten or Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic in the second round after being awarded a bye for the first round.
He said his second-round exit at the hands of South African Kevin Anderson at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami last month might have been beneficial.
"I've had more days to recover and work on things I never had time to work on. I've had more time to prepare for the clay season," he said.
"The approach of matches on this surface is ... different. If you change your game too much, it can turn against you."
Djokovic added he was now mentally strong enough to cope with the demands of claycourt tennis.
"You have to be more patient and I am more patient than in the past years," he said.
"You have to be mentally strong, it takes more time to create points and you have to wait for your chances. You also have to be physically very fit to do that.
"It's what I have been working on in the past two weeks."
Djokovic added he would probably be more able to deliver at the French Open next month: "The French Open clay is faster, it suits my game better."
However, he was not too optimistic about his chances of lifting the trophy at Roland Garros.
"I am facing two players (Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal) who are very consistent. And the truth is that Rafa plays his best game on clay," he said. (Editing by Sonia Oxley)

ataptc
04-21-2008, 12:23 PM
All the best Nole :dance:

jamjar
04-21-2008, 02:41 PM
Nole and Radek (:lol:) are a break up.
Damn, I wish I could see this match.

Oh man, I should be studying. :o

Jelena_78
04-21-2008, 03:06 PM
Nole and Radek (:lol:) are a break up.
Damn, I wish I could see this match.

Oh man, I should be studying. :o

Tell me about it! :tape: :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
04-21-2008, 03:07 PM
Nole and Radek (:lol:) are a break up.
Damn, I wish I could see this match.

Oh man, I should be studying. :o

Are you really sure you want to SEE sexy Radek? :angel: :tape:

camnation
04-21-2008, 03:15 PM
Are you really sure you want to SEE sexy Radek? :angel: :tape:
Of course! :devil:;) And the sexy sweaty hug at the end too.

Jelena_78
04-21-2008, 03:26 PM
Djokovic/Stepanek def. Kerr/Wassen 6:4 6:3

*Ljubica*
04-21-2008, 03:29 PM
Of course! :devil:;) And the sexy sweaty hug at the end too.

:eek: :bolt:

Congrats to them anyway - they won :woohoo:

jamjar
04-21-2008, 03:31 PM
Tell me about it! :tape: :rolleyes:
:sobbing::hug:
Plus, it's 1:30 am over here. :(

Are you really sure you want to SEE sexy Radek? :angel: :tape:
Of course:aplot: Don't pretend like you don't ;).

Oh, they won.

Lee
04-21-2008, 03:34 PM
Good practice session on clay. Now it's time to step it up for singles. ;)

*Ljubica*
04-21-2008, 04:35 PM
Here is tomorrow's OOP. Sadly for me - right in the middle of the day - so I'll still be at work following the Livescore instead of watching the TV :sad: Enjoy those who can watch it :)

COURT CENTRAL start 10:00 am

J Chela (ARG) vs [Q] S Bolelli (ITA)
S Grosjean (FRA) vs [15] I Karlovic (CRO)
N Djokovic (SRB)[3] vs I Ljubicic (CRO)
F Volandri (ITA) vs [14] A Murray (GBR)
[WC] G Couillard (MON) / J Lisnard (MON) or R Nadal (ESP) / T Robredo (ESP) vs [3] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) - To be arranged

Oh and OK Jelena :secret: I admt I am :inlove: with sexy Radek - just don't tell anyone else :tape:

Lee
04-21-2008, 04:41 PM
Ivan had a pretty easy practice session today vs Guga :tape:

jamjar
04-21-2008, 05:17 PM
Here is tomorrow's OOP. Sadly for me - right in the middle of the day - so I'll still be at work following the Livescore instead of watching the TV :sad: Enjoy those who can watch it :)

COURT CENTRAL start 10:00 am

J Chela (ARG) vs [Q] S Bolelli (ITA)
S Grosjean (FRA) vs [15] I Karlovic (CRO)
N Djokovic (SRB)[3] vs I Ljubicic (CRO)
F Volandri (ITA) vs [14] A Murray (GBR)
[WC] G Couillard (MON) / J Lisnard (MON) or R Nadal (ESP) / T Robredo (ESP) vs [3] D Nestor (CAN) / N Zimonjic (SRB) - To be arranged

Oh and OK Jelena :secret: I admt I am :inlove: with sexy Radek - just don't tell anyone else :tape:
Your secret's safe with me :):angel:

Scotso
04-22-2008, 01:39 AM
Annihilate him, Nole! :fiery:

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 07:09 AM
Your secret's safe with me :):angel:

Thank you my dear :hug:

amdany
04-22-2008, 01:46 PM
yay He won 6-3 6-3:banana::banana:and I:hearts: the hug and the exchange of shirts at the end, just like the footballers:worship:

Lee
04-22-2008, 01:55 PM
Watched a little bit at the end. Again, Nole showed great clutch play when facing 2 bps at 6-3 4-3. Won the next 4 points in agressive manner and good serve to go up 5-3 and that's the end of Ljubicic.

Herdwick
04-22-2008, 01:55 PM
He was only as good as he neeed to be today but guess it's his first clay match for yonks. Looks very focused and determined and yes - loved the shirt-swapping at the net.

The GM lot will be delighted to see that Mum and Dad are back in the crowd - very subdued today though. Guess we have to expect a load more bashing threads.

Lee
04-22-2008, 01:57 PM
Mom Murray is there too and also pretty subdue, so all is good :lol:

jitterbug
04-22-2008, 01:57 PM
The GM lot will be delighted to see that Mum and Dad are back in the crowd - very subdued today though.

What about Bogan Brother #1 and Bogan Brother #2? Were they there? :aplot:

Herdwick
04-22-2008, 01:58 PM
Mom Murray is there too and also pretty subdue, so all is good :lol:

Really rather sweet - all these devoted parents. Things have clearly moved on - I wouldn't have been seen dead with my parents when I was 20 - and it's not that long ago.

aeronatasha
04-22-2008, 02:23 PM
Keep it up Novak! Hope he gets better 1st serve percentage later on, although his 2nd serves are quite solid and deep.:)

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 03:16 PM
Couldn't see the match because of work :sobbing: Wish I could have seen this famous hug and exchange of shirts that everyone is talking about! Well done Nole - now please beat Murray and shut my biased commentators up :devil:

Lee
04-22-2008, 03:18 PM
The shirt exchange will be on youtube soon, I guess. :lol:

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 03:24 PM
The shirt exchange will be on youtube soon, I guess. :lol:

Actually they've just shown it on my TV - so sweet :inlove: And the hug too!

jitterbug
04-22-2008, 03:28 PM
Couldn't see the match because of work :sobbing: Wish I could have seen this famous hug and exchange of shirts that everyone is talking about! Well done Nole - now please beat Murray and shut my biased commentators up :devil:

Just turn the sound down to mute, not that hard to do.

jitterbug
04-22-2008, 03:32 PM
Sorry Rosie, didn't mean to come off sounding that waspish :lol: oh well - you know what I mean.

Lee
04-22-2008, 03:37 PM
Just turn the sound down to mute, not that hard to do.


My TV is muted the whole morning since I am watching in my bedroom and hubby is still sleeping. :p

But the commentators are from masteseries TV and they are best for insomniac :lol:

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 03:38 PM
Sorry Rosie, didn't mean to come off sounding that waspish :lol: oh well - you know what I mean.

Don't worry :hug: I know what you mean! But the trouble is, that I'm one of these people who likes to hear the "sounds" of the tennis - you know the racquet hitting the ball, and the Umpire, and the crowd applause - and if you press "Mute" you lose all that too :shrug:

Herdwick
04-22-2008, 03:40 PM
Actually they've just shown it on my TV - so sweet :inlove: And the hug too!

Yes - lovely wasn't it? And so unexpected - I don't expect to get a glimpse of that stunning treasure trail normally until later in the tournament...sigh.

Herdwick
04-22-2008, 03:41 PM
Don't worry :hug: I know what you mean! But the trouble is, that I'm one of these people who likes to hear the "sounds" of the tennis - you know the racquet hitting the ball, and the Umpire, and the crowd applause - and if you press "Mute" you lose all that too :shrug:

It's the perennial nightmare - the first TV channel to offer crowd/match sounds sans commentary will get my undying devotion.

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 03:42 PM
Yes - lovely wasn't it? And so unexpected - I don't expect to get a glimpse of that stunning treasure trail normally until later in the tournament...sigh.

We'll see it again when he wins the trophy :) (Wishful thinking!)

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 03:43 PM
It's the perennial nightmare - the first TV channel to offer crowd/match sounds sans commentary will get my undying devotion.

Exactly! Though I'm sure Sky did it for a while on their interractive channels during the US Open? Or is my memory playing tricks on me :confused:

Herdwick
04-22-2008, 03:48 PM
Exactly! Though I'm sure Sky did it for a while on their interractive channels during the US Open? Or is my memory playing tricks on me :confused:

Know not - I'm on Virgin cable and we can't get the Sky interactive service, despite paying the same price:mad:. OH refuses to switch because we do get free Setanta thrown in and he watches French and German soccer but I am left gnashing my teeth every time tennis coverage goes behind the red button. Then I have to cough up for Masters TV but am still stuffed for the USO.

jitterbug
04-22-2008, 03:51 PM
:secret: AMStv offers livestreams from both of the two main courts sans commentary ;) there's a third 'global' feed with commentary, the same one that gets beamed to TVs, but you don't have to use that one.

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 04:02 PM
Know not - I'm on Virgin cable and we can't get the Sky interactive service, despite paying the same price:mad:. OH refuses to switch because we do get free Setanta thrown in and he watches French and German soccer but I am left gnashing my teeth every time tennis coverage goes behind the red button. Then I have to cough up for Masters TV but am still stuffed for the USO.

Ooooh - I wouldn't be having that - put your foot down :fiery: Who wants French and German football anyway? OK - I guess he does :shrug: But it's a real shame - US interractive coverage has about 5 courts.

Thanks Zahirah for the info :hug:

Lee
04-22-2008, 04:04 PM
The one I have is the third option. I watch from The Tennis Channel on TV. ;)

Herdwick
04-22-2008, 04:05 PM
Ooooh - I wouldn't be having that - put your foot down :fiery: Who wants French and German football anyway? OK - I guess he does :shrug: But it's a real shame - US interractive coverage has about 5 courts.


He signed up for a year's contract and he's bigger than me!:sad:

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 04:07 PM
He signed up for a year's contract and he's bigger than me!:sad:

:awww: But you are a woman - use your feminine wiles to get what you want :) Or alternatively - just kick him where it hurts :angel:

Herdwick
04-22-2008, 04:11 PM
Year's up in October and he has promised to re-consider but won't help for this year's USO :(

Well he's tolerant of tennis (and merely raises his eyes at the sustained Nole-lusting) so don't really want to rock boat.

Scotso
04-22-2008, 04:21 PM
Nice win. Saved some energy, too.

belco
04-22-2008, 04:23 PM
be lucky u get coverage :D :D i dont have paytv anymore and no coverage :) and the cable provider here doesnt have coverage of any tennis :)

just australasian ESPN :weirdo:

Scotso
04-22-2008, 04:25 PM
Couldn't see the match because of work :sobbing: Wish I could have seen this famous hug and exchange of shirts that everyone is talking about! Well done Nole - now please beat Murray and shut my biased commentators up :devil:

Someone will probably upload it. Hopefully, because my DVR messed up and didn't record it for some reason.

belco
04-22-2008, 04:26 PM
the good news is the cable provider i have internet with got taken over by a mob from the capital territory. i emailed them requesting eurosport asia and they said they have been in contact with them. :eek: :eek: maybe one day soon i can get it here when they change over to digital cable :bounce: :woohoo:

belco
04-22-2008, 04:31 PM
Someone will probably upload it. Hopefully, because my DVR messed up and didn't record it for some reason.

do you have decent coverage of tennis matches sir? ;)

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 04:46 PM
be lucky u get coverage :D :D i dont have paytv anymore and no coverage :) and the cable provider here doesnt have coverage of any tennis :)

just australasian ESPN :weirdo:

:awww: Sorry for that. The trouble for me is, I may have coverage, but I'm always at work when all the European tournaments are on, and you can't record the "interractive channels" on a timer - someone literally has to be there to press the right interractive buttons at the right times when the programme starts :rolleyes: So, I still can't see much of the matches anyway :sad:

Herdwick
04-22-2008, 04:49 PM
Excellent news - the highlights including shirtswap is already up on YouTube..not very good quality though.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iG2TcecjM8Q

belco
04-22-2008, 04:55 PM
:awww: Sorry for that. The trouble for me is, I may have coverage, but I'm always at work when all the European tournaments are on, and you can't record the "interractive channels" on a timer - someone literally has to be there to press the right interractive buttons at the right times when the programme starts :rolleyes: So, I still can't see much of the matches anyway :sad:

ahh ok:)

we need some more cappers who have english speaking coverage of tennis for t3nnis.tv :)

or even languages other than polish :) we have a fantastic guy who does polish caps for us :)

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 04:56 PM
Excellent news - the highlights including shirtswap is already up on YouTube..not very good quality though.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=iG2TcecjM8Q

Thanks :hug: That was quick!! Nole shirtless :inlove:

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 04:57 PM
ahh ok:)

we need some more cappers who have english speaking coverage of tennis for t3nnis.tv :)

or even languages other than polish :) we have a fantastic guy who does polish caps for us :)

OK - let me show my ignorance here :o Please don't be angry as I'm only a dumb blonde bimbo :lol: - but what exactly IS t3nnis.tv ? :o

belco
04-22-2008, 05:03 PM
OK - let me show my ignorance here :o Please don't be angry as I'm only a dumb blonde bimbo :lol: - but what exactly IS t3nnis.tv ? :o

t3nnis.tv is www.t3nnis.tv ;) its a tennis torrent site that im involved with :) The best tennis torrent site on the internet ;)

Herdwick
04-22-2008, 05:03 PM
OK - let me show my ignorance here :o Please don't be angry as I'm only a dumb blonde bimbo :lol: - but what exactly IS t3nnis.tv ? :o

It's the best source of tennis torrents around - fabulous.

belco
04-22-2008, 05:05 PM
It's the best source of tennis torrents around - fabulous.

:worship: whats ur username therE?

belco
04-22-2008, 05:06 PM
:lol: ur post didnt say that before :ras:

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 05:08 PM
Thanks guys - I will check it out :)

Herdwick
04-22-2008, 05:12 PM
It's the best source of tennis torrents around - fabulous.

:worship: whats ur username therE?

Bunter

Herdwick
04-22-2008, 05:13 PM
:lol: ur post didnt say that before :ras:

One constantly strives for accuracy and grammatical perfection...

belco
04-22-2008, 05:25 PM
:lol: aint u keeping ur ratio on the fine line :ras: anyway im off..

time to get the topic back on topic :lol:


AJDE NOLE :)

Herdwick
04-22-2008, 05:47 PM
:lol: aint u keeping ur ratio on the fine line :ras: anyway im off..

time to get the topic back on topic :lol:


AJDE NOLE :)

Have no choice - my provider Virgin here in UK is pretty vicious on capping torrents.

Lee
04-22-2008, 07:04 PM
Watched the taped match again (I was pretty busy this morning when the match was on) and saw Djole was there but not Marko. There's a little girl sat between mama and papa Djokovic. She's about the age of Djole. Any idea?

Lee
04-22-2008, 07:05 PM
And Nole is so nice to give his wrist bands to the ball boys.

savesthedizzle
04-22-2008, 11:33 PM
Watched the taped match again (I was pretty busy this morning when the match was on) and saw Djole was there but not Marko. There's a little girl sat between mama and papa Djokovic. She's about the age of Djole. Any idea?

Djole has a girlfriend! Wtf I thought he was saving himself for me :(

Lee
04-22-2008, 11:42 PM
Djole has a girlfriend! Wtf I thought he was saving himself for me :(

They are not sitting together. But may be mom and dad want to keep them apart :lol:

gambit84
04-22-2008, 11:48 PM
and the next match will be against Murray...please beat him as everytime :D

savesthedizzle
04-23-2008, 12:02 AM
They are not sitting together. But may be mom and dad want to keep them apart :lol:

Well we all know Djole is a little devil :) If they weren't kept apart who knows what shenanigans he'd get up to :p

Scotso
04-23-2008, 01:27 AM
do you have decent coverage of tennis matches sir? ;)

Yes, I have tons of coverage of Monte Carlo on TTC. Unfortunately, you can't see the ball. So it's pretty worthless.

njnetswill
04-23-2008, 01:44 AM
Once I go to college I will not have TTC anymore. :hysteric:

How exactly does having TV in college work anyway? :confused:

Good job Novak. Please beat Murray, who is so pale I do not understand how he is a pro tennis player.

savesthedizzle
04-23-2008, 01:47 AM
Once I go to college I will not have TTC anymore. :hysteric:

How exactly does having TV in college work anyway? :confused:

Good job Novak. Please beat Murray, who is so pale I do not understand how he is a pro tennis player.

Depends on the school I guess, but with Syracuse, in the dorms, cable TV was part of like.. room and board, the first week of school they had people around to make sure your room came with a cable to hook up to your TV and all, and we got cable :shrug:


Nothing to it really :lol:

*Ljubica*
04-23-2008, 06:55 AM
Once I go to college I will not have TTC anymore. :hysteric:

How exactly does having TV in college work anyway? :confused:

Good job Novak. Please beat Murray, who is so pale I do not understand how he is a pro tennis player.

:lol: Lots of Brits (especially Scots) are pale like that! In fact, I'm really pale like that too :o I don't tan, I just go red and peel, so it's completely cover yourself up in the sun, or wear Factor 200 suncream :lol:

Herdwick
04-23-2008, 08:03 AM
:lol: Lots of Brits (especially Scots) are pale like that! In fact, I'm really pale like that too :o I don't tan, I just go red and peel, so it's completely cover yourself up in the sun, or wear Factor 200 suncream :lol:

Murray is a pretty typical Scot looks-wise - we are not renowned for our beauty I'm afraid.

*Ljubica*
04-23-2008, 08:48 AM
Murray is a pretty typical Scot looks-wise - we are not renowned for our beauty I'm afraid.

:awww: I wouldn't agree with you there! My ex was a Scot - I lived with him there for 5 years! He was a total b**tard to be honest, but he was extremely attractive - it was his one saving grace :lol:

Herdwick
04-23-2008, 08:53 AM
:awww: I wouldn't agree with you there! My ex was a Scot - I lived with him there for 5 years! He was a total b**tard to be honest, but he was extremely attractive - it was his one saving grace :lol:

You obviously got one of the very few then - most Scottish men are pretty :eek:

Am fond of Murray but eye candy he is not.

*Ljubica*
04-23-2008, 09:49 AM
You obviously got one of the very few then - most Scottish men are pretty :eek:

Am fond of Murray but eye candy he is not.

Sorry for delay in replying - I'm at work, so shouldn't really be on MTF at all :o Well Jamie (my ex) came from the Highlands, so he was very dark with blue eyes - typically Celtic looking I guess, - his accent was almost more Irish than Scottish. Sexy and handsome he was - but, unfortunately as I said before - a total b**tard :devil: He put me off Scottish men for life - which is totally stupid I know, but can't help it :shrug:

Herdwick
04-23-2008, 11:22 AM
Likewise - but happily have a desk with back to wall!

Am sure there are some nice Scots; I ended up marrying a Belgian (!)so can't really comment.

savesthedizzle
04-23-2008, 12:15 PM
Murray is a pretty typical Scot looks-wise - we are not renowned for our beauty I'm afraid.

You obviously got one of the very few then - most Scottish men are pretty :eek:

Am fond of Murray but eye candy he is not.

There are loads of Scottish men who are pretty :hearts:

I will start with James McAvoy, and I will say that even if there is not a single other pretty Scottish man, that he makes up for everyone else :rolls:

Oh, and Sean Biggerstaff. Also hot. He could teach me about Quidditch any time. :aplot:

Not to mention all the other attractive guys I saw while I was there.

Nope, I am not buying it. When I think of Scotland I think of good looking guys. I think Jamie Murray is pretty cute too :)

*Ljubica*
04-23-2008, 12:15 PM
Likewise - but happily have a desk with back to wall!

Am sure there are some nice Scots; I ended up marrying a Belgian (!)so can't really comment.

I have a desk with my back to the wall too :) But people have a habit of sneaking round the side of me!

And of course there are some nice Scots :hug: I just got a "bad apple" :rolleyes: Could have happened to anyone!

Herdwick
04-23-2008, 01:48 PM
There are loads of Scottish men who are pretty :hearts:

I will start with James McAvoy, and I will say that even if there is not a single other pretty Scottish man, that he makes up for everyone else :rolls:

Oh, and Sean Biggerstaff. Also hot. He could teach me about Quidditch any time. :aplot:

Not to mention all the other attractive guys I saw while I was there.

Nope, I am not buying it. When I think of Scotland I think of good looking guys. I think Jamie Murray is pretty cute too :)

let me cordially invite you to to Glasgae on a Saturday night....

Lee
04-23-2008, 03:07 PM
Good that Nole is out of the doubles and focus.

camnation
04-23-2008, 04:04 PM
Good that Nole is out of the doubles and focus.
Yes, I'm happy about that too. :)

*Ljubica*
04-23-2008, 04:51 PM
Here is tomorrow's OOP. Guess they've put Murray on last singles' match again, to enable as many Brits as possible to get home from work in time to see him. Good :) I'll be cheering for Nole though :angel:

COURT CENTRAL start 10:00 am

[5] D Ferrer (ESP) vs J Tipsarevic (SRB)
[13] J Ferrero (ESP) vs [2] R Nadal (ESP)
[1] R Federer (SUI) vs G Monfils (FRA)
N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [14] A Murray (GBR)
[1] B Bryan (USA) / M Bryan (USA) vs [WC] J Benneteau (FRA) / N Mahut (FRA)

Lee
04-23-2008, 05:05 PM
:bounce: If the previous 3 matches last for more than 5 hours, I will be able to watch his match LIVE since AO. :lol:

*Ljubica*
04-23-2008, 05:40 PM
:bounce: If the previous 3 matches last for more than 5 hours, I will be able to watch his match LIVE since AO. :lol:

The first two might be long I think, though Janko must be tired, which might give Ferrer an easier match. Hope you can watch!

Herdwick
04-23-2008, 07:25 PM
Would like to second my thanks to the MC scheduling committee for the OOP play tomorrow - was resigned to missing it. Yippee.

Herdwick
04-23-2008, 08:34 PM
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article3799147.ece

Final paragraph - this I would love to see! But ideal preparation for tomorrow?

Sleepwalker64
04-23-2008, 08:44 PM
Djokovic will prepare for the match against Murray by performing Michael Jackson's Thriller at the annual players' party tonight. The prelude to another, one hopes.


Is that some sort of joke or what? :o Luckily there's no Sharapova in Monte Carlo.:rolleyes:

Lee
04-23-2008, 08:50 PM
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article3799147.ece

Final paragraph - this I would love to see! But ideal preparation for tomorrow?

Why am I not surprised? :tape:

njnetswill
04-23-2008, 11:52 PM
I hope Fed loses to Monfils :p

And that Novak wins of course.

neenah
04-24-2008, 12:56 AM
Will :ras: :lol:

Ajde Nole :rocker2: (and Fed :angel:)

amdany
04-24-2008, 07:10 AM
I hope Fed loses to Monfils :p

And that Novak wins of course.

same here:worship:

*Ljubica*
04-24-2008, 07:40 AM
Is that some sort of joke or what? :o Luckily there's no Sharapova in Monte Carlo.:rolleyes:

It's probably not a joke :) A few years ago, when I was staying in Monte Carlo, my friends and I were staying in the Players' Hotel, and we ended up being invited to the Players' Party. There is a tradition at that particular party, of some players getting together and performing a kind of cabaret or entertainment of some kind - the year when I was there they held a "Beauty Contest" with various players dressed in "drag" as Miss Russia, Miss Argentina etc It was hilarious :lol: So if they are still doing such things, then Nole singing would seem quite in keeping with the occasion.

And - before anyone asks - no I don't have any photos from my party experience. I didn't take a camera, because I thought it was a bit "disrespectful" to be invited to a party and then spend hours taking photos of the other guests in their private time. It was fun though!

Herdwick
04-24-2008, 08:10 AM
Oh I quite believe it - I think I read somewhere that he dressed up in drag last year for the same event. Unfortunately he also lost in the third round and we don't want a repeat this year. He's had his early exit this year in Miami so no further lapses permitted.

TCL - nice life you've got by the way.

*Ljubica*
04-24-2008, 08:22 AM
Oh I quite believe it - I think I read somewhere that he dressed up in drag last year for the same event. Unfortunately he also lost in the third round and we don't want a repeat this year. He's had his early exit this year in Miami so no further lapses permitted.

TCL - nice life you've got by the way.
:) Well I don't do stuff like that every day - and the Hotel we were staying in wasn't the really ridiculously expensive one they use at Monte Carlo nowadays. But I've always believed that life was for living and you can't take your money with you - so why not enjoy it :)

amdany
04-24-2008, 11:10 AM
Would like to second my thanks to the MC scheduling committee for the OOP play tomorrow - was resigned to missing it. Yippee.

I've just noticed that I probably won't be able to watch Nole's match because Gasquet plays at the same hour:mad::fiery::banghead:

Lossi
04-24-2008, 11:35 AM
At least you have coverage :awww: :sad:

BBC get your act together and buy tennis back from Sky :mad: You somehow had enough money for F1, I want tennis too :ras:

jitterbug
04-24-2008, 01:08 PM
Bugger it, Muzza vs Nole now - just when I want to watch this week's episode of Top Model :tape: :lol:

amdany
04-24-2008, 01:41 PM
you're watching top model too:D:worship::o

I finally can watch thanks to Igor and Kolya who took their time to win their matches:D

savesthedizzle
04-24-2008, 01:47 PM
Keep it up Nole! :rocker2:

Herdwick
04-24-2008, 01:59 PM
Wow - awesome first set from Nole 6-0!! He's outsmarting, outhitting and outthinking Murray.

Cat123
04-24-2008, 01:59 PM
Anyone smell baked goods? :devil: :lol:

:tape: Andy... Don't talk the talk if you can't walk the walk! ;)

Nole :rocker:

savesthedizzle
04-24-2008, 02:03 PM
Wow - awesome first set from Nole 6-0!! He's outsmarting, outhitting and outthinking Murray.

:yeah:

Anyone smell baked goods? :devil: :lol:

:tape: Andy... Don't talk the talk if you can't walk the walk! ;)

Nole :rocker:

Mmmm a bagel sounds so tasty :p


:rocker2: I like Andy, but as I was saying elsewhere, it must be sooo frustrating to be a hardcore Andy fan. :awww:

Cat123
04-24-2008, 02:08 PM
I *don't* particularly like Andy. But he's British, so I have to support him! :rolleyes: Unless he's playing one of the players in my sig of course. Or if he's getting out-played by an underdog who wins me over. :angel:

As I've said many times today, I'm a bad Brit. ;)

Oh crap, Andy broke. How did that happen? Novak, don't you dare relax.

Herdwick
04-24-2008, 02:09 PM
Spoke too soon - please don't do your second set trick Nole....

Cat123
04-24-2008, 02:11 PM
It's fine, he'll get it back soon enough. His first serve just didn't come back on court with him after the between-set break, that's all. ;)

savesthedizzle
04-24-2008, 02:13 PM
He got it back :p

Back on serve. Hopefully he starts rolling again :D

Cat123
04-24-2008, 02:13 PM
See, what did I say? :angel:

Must go do more work.

savesthedizzle
04-24-2008, 02:36 PM
Come on Nole, break him here and end this :p

savesthedizzle
04-24-2008, 02:38 PM
2 more points.

savesthedizzle
04-24-2008, 02:39 PM
3 match points. Surely you'll take one of them.

Ajde!

savesthedizzle
04-24-2008, 02:40 PM
6-0 6-4

next winner of Querrey/Gasquet :p

jamjar
04-24-2008, 02:49 PM
Good win, Nole :yippee:
Please keep it up since pretty much all my favourites are gone :(:sad:

Herdwick
04-24-2008, 02:52 PM
Superb stuff - Fed are you quaking?

amdany
04-24-2008, 03:01 PM
:bounce::bounce:

Lee
04-24-2008, 03:11 PM
Am I the only one that think Nole did not play that well? :unsure:

Murray played really bad in the first set with no energy. Nole lost his focus early 2nd set and Murray tightened his game and be a little more agressive. And I can't believe Murray lost it that easily because of the point to make it 40-0 at 4-4 2nd set. The ball was long from Novak, no call from the line but Murray walked on the mark, thus the umpire could not check on it. Then he showed no life at all serving to stay in the match and DFs the last 2 points :tape:

*Ljubica*
04-24-2008, 03:20 PM
Nole :woohoo:

I thought he played really well actually Lee - agreed Andy didn't play well, but I think that was partly because Nole wouldn't allow him too. Bring on Gasquet :devil:

Herdwick
04-24-2008, 03:28 PM
Thoought Nole was superb in the first set, apart from his serve and the usual couple of dropshots of death, nailing everything into the corners. He went off momentarily at the start of the 2nd but then came back strongly. Murray was a big letdown; totally clueless and sulky; I really did expect far more from him today. He is turning into the eternal disappointment, a bit like Gasquet.

Although Gasquet is looking pretty good at present but then I don't rate Querrey at all.

Lee
04-24-2008, 03:37 PM
:shrug: If Nole plays like he's in 2nd set vs Nadal or Federer, he will be buried alive.

Herdwick
04-24-2008, 03:42 PM
'Fraid I still don't really see Nole beating Rafa on clay.

Am not convinced Fed will get past Nalby tomorrow, although I sincerely hope he does.

the_natural
04-24-2008, 03:44 PM
Yeh im angry at nole, hes playing almost like hes on a hard court, not spreadin the opponent across the court with those deep cross court shots right in the corner to keep them back behind the baseline, then again he did do that quite a bit in the first shot, the depth was spectacular but still I dont feel comfortable seeing players hit down the line too much on clay, Im a nalby fan too and i feel so much more comfortable watching him right now even though hes not striking the ball as well as nole and hes been injured but like his game looks a hell of a lot less taxing, hes like agassi, he takes 3 steps in the entire match pretty much and the opponent is doing all the running for both of them, hes in complete control and hes not even taking big risks...


I just hope nole continues to work on using those really deep cross court shots right in the corner, its so much more efficient, less energy lower risk everything, even though he is amazingly talented and can consistently pull off those low risk shots with ease.

*Ljubica*
04-24-2008, 03:46 PM
'Fraid I still don't really see Nole beating Rafa on clay.

Am not convinced Fed will get past Nalby tomorrow, although I sincerely hope he does.

I agree. Fat Dave will beat Federer quite easily tomorrow I think :sad: And Nadal :spit: is far too physically strong for almost anyone out there when it comes to clay :sad: No matter how hard they try, and how well they play, he just outlasts them all - like some oversized energiser bunny :spit:

the_natural
04-24-2008, 03:47 PM
'Fraid I still don't really see Nole beating Rafa on clay.

Am not convinced Fed will get past Nalby tomorrow, although I sincerely hope he does.

I dunno if rafa will make the final this year with that match thrower Koyla in his half, he threw that estoril match and now look at how hes playing, i think hed be tough to beat in the finals for Nole also, but yeh i think Ferrer is a danger and koyla may take out Rafa too so if Nole makes the final he may not face him. But i hope he does its a win win situation for me.... well him or nalby :P

Herdwick
04-24-2008, 03:56 PM
And Gasquet is now completely self-destructing...

gambit84
04-24-2008, 04:00 PM
I watched only few parts of the match (because I had to watch Davi on skysportextra :D) but the level Novak played in the first set was fantastic :yeah:


and Murray everytime is distant from the baseline :o

Cat123
04-24-2008, 04:12 PM
This was promising to be a pretty exciting match, until Andy Double faulted on triple MP. :rolleye: Oh well, good for Novak! :yeah:

At the start of the tournament I predicted the semis to be Nalbandian vs. Djokovic and Davydenko vs. Nadal. Though Andreev's creeping up on them and I didn't think he'd get past R2.

So anyway, I think the final will be Nole vs. Rafa with the king of clay coming out on top. Though when these two play I can never pick who to support!!!

Lee
04-24-2008, 04:15 PM
Nole will be the last match on Court Central again tomorrow. :banana:

:devil: Sam and Richie are tiring out each other still battling out there.

Lee
04-24-2008, 04:24 PM
Sam is bashing Gasquet away with his forehand :tape:

but he has lots of help from Richie.

Lee
04-24-2008, 04:24 PM
Nole will play Querrey tomorrow.

neenah
04-24-2008, 04:54 PM
Nice job Richie...

Good luck Nole!

Cat123
04-24-2008, 05:12 PM
Richie, what was that 3rd set?! :tape:

Jelena_78
04-24-2008, 06:06 PM
Superb stuff - Fed are you quaking?

:spit:

Good match Nole! :dance:

*Ljubica*
04-24-2008, 06:40 PM
I sure hope he doesn't underestimate Querrey :unsure: I've not really seen him much before, but he's having a great tournament and now has nothing to lose.

Björki
04-24-2008, 07:00 PM
great result against Murray :cool:

Herdwick
04-24-2008, 07:00 PM
Nole fair squashed Querrey in the AO so would think he should pulverise him on clay. And happily no ill effects from last night's partying...sadly no photos either it seems.

*Ljubica*
04-24-2008, 07:07 PM
great result against Murray :cool:

Peggy :wavey: Nice to see you here. Haven't seen you over here for a while!

Scotso
04-24-2008, 09:52 PM
I'm always especially happy when Nole wins over (crushes) Murray.

I remember when us Djokotards were so few and it seemed there were endless barbarian Muzzaheads around. They liked to attack us at every opportunity, saying their boy was so far beyond ours in talent and would always dominate.

I love remembering those times. :devil: :hearts:

njnetswill
04-24-2008, 10:44 PM
Gasquet :retard: . Good thing he's pretty.

Querrey should be easy for Novak. :unsure:

neenah
04-25-2008, 12:14 AM
Gasquet :retard: . Good thing he's pretty.

True that

Lee
04-25-2008, 01:05 AM
If Nole plays like he's today, he shouldn't have problem with Querrey.

And yes, I still think Nole was not playing his best today vs Murray. :p

savesthedizzle
04-25-2008, 01:37 AM
Querrey won? :bigcry: :bigcry:

Lee
04-25-2008, 02:14 AM
Djole was there and this time, sat with his gf. :lol:

savesthedizzle
04-25-2008, 02:17 AM
Djole was there and this time, sat with his gf. :lol:

:aplot:

jitterbug
04-25-2008, 02:18 AM
Andy :cuckoo: I was expecting more.

jitterbug
04-25-2008, 02:21 AM
Nole fair squashed Querrey in the AO

Not true. It was fairly even but Sam was more nervous. I was at that match.

camnation
04-25-2008, 03:59 AM
Hopefully Querrey is too exhausted from his recent giant-killing and Nole can get another easy win. :yeah:

Scotso
04-25-2008, 06:51 AM
Gasquet :retard: . Good thing he's pretty.

:tape:

If you say so. :help:

Scotso
04-25-2008, 06:52 AM
Djole was there and this time, sat with his gf. :lol:

He's such a little pimp.

Scotso
04-25-2008, 06:52 AM
Querrey isn't nearly as comfortable on clay as Nole is. Nole definitely is the big favorite.

Herdwick
04-25-2008, 02:01 PM
Wow - assuming Nole goes through aginst Querrey later on, tomorrow's semi should be some match. Federer was superb today...best I've seen him since TMC.

*Ljubica*
04-25-2008, 02:05 PM
Wow - assuming Nole goes through aginst Querrey later on, tomorrow's semi should be some match. Federer was superb today...best I've seen him since TMC.

Indeed - was a great match. I had the day off today, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Federer seems back to his best level, and I've always been a bit of a closet FedTard :o so I'm pleased for it. :secret: And of course it's always good to see a Fat Dave loss :o :secret:

Lee
04-25-2008, 02:09 PM
:mad: Nadal better finish off Ferrer quick. Otherwise, it may be too dark for Nole's match. :fiery:

*Ljubica*
04-25-2008, 02:12 PM
:eek: Ferrer will finish off Nadal :devil:

Oh - and this is what we've all been waiting for..............

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLCcu11UaNs&eurl=http://blogdagirafa.blog.uol.com.br/

Nole as Michael Jackson - in the middle of the clip:)

Lee
04-25-2008, 02:18 PM
I am watching :lol:

At least he dances better than he sings ;)

*Ljubica*
04-25-2008, 02:22 PM
I am watching :lol:

At least he dances better than he sings ;)

He dances very well actually :inlove: Oh - and I just posted it in the videos thread too, because I guess that's where it should be :o Sorry if I put it in the wrong place - but it is all to do with Monte Carlo :lol:

Herdwick
04-25-2008, 02:37 PM
Indeed - was a great match. I had the day off today, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Federer seems back to his best level, and I've always been a bit of a closet FedTard :o so I'm pleased for it. :secret: And of course it's always good to see a Fat Dave loss :o :secret:

Oh I've loved Federer for years but Nole just pushes those extra buttons that Fed can never reach! And I think you and I are the only 2 on here who dislike Nalbandian so it should be a good day all round.

Nole dances well I quite agree but someone should tell him he can't sing - I felt rather sorry for the crowd in Belgrade after the AO - 'Every time I win a slam I'm going to come back here and serenade you all':o

Lee
04-25-2008, 02:43 PM
If you tell Nole he can't sing or he sings terribly, he will likely to find a singing teacher. :lol:

*Ljubica*
04-25-2008, 02:52 PM
Oh I've loved Federer for years but Nole just pushes those extra buttons that Fed can never reach! And I think you and I are the only 2 on here who dislike Nalbandian so it should be a good day all round.

Nole dances well I quite agree but someone should tell him he can't sing - I felt rather sorry for the crowd in Belgrade after the AO - 'Every time I win a slam I'm going to come back here and serenade you all':o

When I read your post I was tempted to say - Nole could push my buttons anytime he wanted :o But then I decided that an "older woman" like myself shouldn't harbour such thoughts :eek: Ah well - I said it anyway :lol:

No - agreed - he can't sing! But, having said that, - have you ever heard Marat? He is 20, - maybe even 30 times worse :lol:

Btw - thanks for your support in GM :hug: I wanted to Rep you for it, but it told me I had to "spread the love" around first :rolleyes:

Herdwick
04-25-2008, 03:12 PM
When I read your post I was tempted to say - Nole could push my buttons anytime he wanted :o But then I decided that an "older woman" like myself shouldn't harbour such thoughts :eek: Ah well - I said it anyway :lol:

No - agreed - he can't sing! But, having said that, - have you ever heard Marat? He is 20, - maybe even 30 times worse :lol:

Btw - thanks for your support in GM :hug: I wanted to Rep you for it, but it told me I had to "spread the love" around first :rolleyes:

A very natural and sound response. (Is there a lustful icon? Am not aware of one. Probably just as well - it would be limp from overuse).

Don't worry - most of us here are probably older than Nole.

GM - a pleasure. P.Antonius particularly gets right up my nose!

*Ljubica*
04-25-2008, 03:21 PM
A very natural and sound response. (Is there a lustful icon? Am not aware of one. Probably just as well - it would be limp from overuse).

Don't worry - most of us here are probably older than Nole.

GM - a pleasure. P.Antonius particularly gets right up my nose!

"Limp from overuse" :tape: Don't think there is a lustful icon here sadly - well only the much overused :aplot: which isn't really strong enough!

As for P. Antonius - he's a compete ar*ehole. He absolutely hates me too, and has said as much many times on his beloved Rafa threads :rolleyes: And, no - I don't go there, but I know people who do :angel: As you can see, it really bothers me :tape: If a fool like that liked me I would be far more worried :lol:

And sorry - but I have to say it here - Vamos Ferrer :bounce: If he beat Nadal on clay I would :rolls: for the rest of the year!!!

Herdwick
04-25-2008, 03:46 PM
Oh I'm fine with Ferrer too and his winning would be of course be brilliant for Nole!

*Ljubica*
04-25-2008, 03:48 PM
Oh I'm fine with Ferrer too and his winning would be of course be brilliant for Nole!

He had some great chances in this second set, and was serving for the set - but seems his nerve or something let him down :sad: You don't get so many chances against Nadal, and I fear Ferrer has just lost his :awww:

Herdwick
04-25-2008, 03:59 PM
You were right - sorry David. Rafa - aww bless though.. am very fond and that last point - wow.

Cracking day of tennis and the cherry on the top still to come...mmm. So good I can work from home occasionally.;)

camnation
04-25-2008, 04:03 PM
If you tell Nole he can't sing or he sings terribly, he will likely to find a singing teacher. :lol:
Noooooo! I love his bad singing! :D

Lee
04-25-2008, 04:05 PM
It's after 6 in Monte Carlo, right?

A quick one, Nole please ;)

Lee
04-25-2008, 04:07 PM
Nole needs a good FDL shot today and hit to Sam's backhand. If he can do this consistently today, he shouldn't have any problem.

:eek: If Nole wins, all the top 4 seeds remain in SF. I haven't seen something like this for a long time in big or small tournaments.

kalisita
04-25-2008, 04:43 PM
The fact that he should have no problem makes me nervous. Novak doesn't like big servers and Querrey is playing better than I thought he would. He seems to be getting more comfortable as the match goes on. The fact that all four top seeds would be in the semis if Novak wins also makes me nervous because it seems like atleast one upset would have to occur. I still believe Novak will win, though.

Lee
04-25-2008, 04:44 PM
Notes to Nole: no matter who's your opponent, there is no unlimited supply of breakpoint for you to squander.

kalisita
04-25-2008, 04:51 PM
Novak seems to be getting tighter as the match goes on. He needs to break here to relax.

Lee
04-25-2008, 04:52 PM
0 for 6 and not even because of Sam came up with a big first serve. :smash:

And finally because of UE by Sam :p

Lee
04-25-2008, 04:53 PM
Novak seems to be getting tighter as the match goes on. He needs to break here to relax.

Not as tight as Dijana :tape:

kalisita
04-25-2008, 04:55 PM
I hate big tall players who do well just because they are big and tall. Atleast Safin in his day and Berdych when his head is together can play good tennis.

camnation
04-25-2008, 05:12 PM
Oh my goodness... I smell a bagel. :D

amdany
04-25-2008, 05:20 PM
:worship:congrats

ataptc
04-25-2008, 05:23 PM
The second set was much better than the first :)

Lee
04-25-2008, 05:26 PM
0 for 6 and not even because of Sam came up with a big first serve. :smash:

And finally because of UE by Sam :p

Looks like I :smash: some sense into Nole :haha: Clear sailing after that post. ;)

Herdwick
04-25-2008, 05:30 PM
Much more comfy in the second. Roll on tomorrow.

Shall now dream of Nole taking out Fed (and a fully fit one after today's showing so no excuses please) in the semis and Rafa in the final - thereby re-writing the accepted world order. Celebratory bottle of red beckons.

*Ljubica*
04-25-2008, 05:34 PM
I don't think Sam has anything that can hurt Nole on any surface, Nole should win in straight sets.


Bah. I remember the days you were a diehard Fat Dahveed fan.

P.Antonius is an otaku. No point in wasting any time on him.

I was indeed a Fat D fan many moons ago - and then I got to know him, and saw the light ;)

Sam :inlove: Actually I like him - the kid has got heart and character. I wish him well in his career.

PS: :secret: What's an "otaku" :o

*Ljubica*
04-25-2008, 05:37 PM
Much more comfy in the second. Roll on tomorrow.

Shall now dream of Nole taking out Fed (and a fully fit one after today's showing so no excuses please) in the semis and Rafa in the final - thereby re-writing the accepted world order. Celebratory bottle of red beckons.

What a nice dream :) Btw - did you manage to see the end of the match? I thought of you when Sky's coverage switched to SS Extra at 6.00pm. Can you get that with your Virgin coverage or not?

Herdwick
04-25-2008, 05:45 PM
Yeah - we get all 4 Sky channels thanks- it's just the red button of which we are deprived. OH is now seriously talking of a Sky dish though because he's found Sky are remaking Blake's 7 (:rolleyes:yes I know - he's very sad - he's also a DBA so there's no hope).

Have decided on a nice Claret - I shall drink Nole's and your collective healths (and a kick in the balls to P.Antonius).

belco
04-25-2008, 05:56 PM
:bounce: :worship: good luck with fed nole :armed:

*Ljubica*
04-25-2008, 05:57 PM
Yeah - we get all 4 Sky channels thanks- it's just the red button of which we are deprived. OH is now seriously talking of a Sky dish though because he's found Sky are remaking Blake's 7 (:rolleyes:yes I know - he's very sad - he's also a DBA so there's no hope).

Have decided on a nice Claret - I shall drink Nole's and your collective healths (and a kick in the balls to P.Antonius).

:lol: Enjoy your evening, - and please make it an extra hard kick just for me :angel:

gambit84
04-25-2008, 07:28 PM
I didn't watch the match because I was to play tennis but viewing the score seems Novak played very good :yeah:

and tomorrow please revenge Nalby :D

Scotso
04-25-2008, 07:58 PM
Time to spank Fed again. :devil:

*Ljubica*
04-25-2008, 08:03 PM
Congrats to Nole on his QF win over Sam. :bigclap:


Americanized Japanese word (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=otaku) for a loser shut-in who plays video games all day long.

:lol: Sounds about right for him!!! Thanks for that - you learn something new everyday. I always knew MTF was educational :)

neenah
04-26-2008, 03:23 AM
Indeed - was a great match. I had the day off today, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Federer seems back to his best level, and I've always been a bit of a closet FedTard :o so I'm pleased for it. :secret: And of course it's always good to see a Fat Dave loss :o :secret:

:hug: Saw your post in the Fed forum!

Glad you got to see Roger's match. I didn't; I was sleeping. It's my week off from school :lol: I actually woke up at the tail end of the last set and caught the last game on livestream. Fed broke at love so it was only four points :lol:

Anyway, back to Nole talk. :angel:

:eek: If Nole wins, all the top 4 seeds remain in SF. I haven't seen something like this for a long time in big or small tournaments.

On the ATP website it said it was only the second time ever in a Masters Series that this happened. I think it happened at Roland Garros a few years ago...06 maybe? :confused:

njnetswill
04-26-2008, 04:00 AM
Novak better win tomorrow/today or else I will be mad. :mad: Roger does not deserve to be in the finals after that crapfest in his opening round.

I like both Kolya and Rafa, so :shrug:. I guess better Kolya than Rafa for Nole in the finals. (Whoa I usually don't use nicknames like that when I post)

Lee
04-26-2008, 04:09 AM
Novak better win tomorrow/today or else I will be mad. :mad: Roger does not deserve to be in the finals after that crapfest in his opening round.

Well, Roger had crapfest in early rounds and ended up winning the tournaments many times before :tape:

I like both Kolya and Rafa, so :shrug:. I guess better Kolya than Rafa for Nole in the finals. (Whoa I usually don't use nicknames like that when I post)

Now you're a true fan :lol:

Scotso
04-26-2008, 05:06 AM
I really wish RRH hadn't blown that one. :sad:

Jelena_78
04-26-2008, 09:20 AM
:hug:
On the ATP website it said it was only the second time ever in a Masters Series that this happened. I think it happened at Roland Garros a few years ago...06 maybe? :confused:

In a Masters Series event-yes, only once, back in 1999 in Cincinnati.

It happened at RG, too :)

*Ljubica*
04-26-2008, 10:18 AM
:hug: Saw your post in the Fed forum!

Glad you got to see Roger's match. I didn't; I was sleeping. It's my week off from school :lol: I actually woke up at the tail end of the last set and caught the last game on livestream. Fed broke at love so it was only four points :lol:

Anyway, back to Nole talk. :angel:



On the ATP website it said it was only the second time ever in a Masters Series that this happened. I think it happened at Roland Garros a few years ago...06 maybe? :confused:

Thanks Nina :hug:

And Jelena - I just sent you a PM - but will say thanks here too :hug:

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 01:50 PM
I'm scared :hysteric:

Herdwick
04-26-2008, 01:57 PM
Me too! Gulp...

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:04 PM
Break :armed:

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:05 PM
OMFG stupid net :mad:

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:06 PM
:hysteric: :smash:


I'm all alone :awww:

Herdwick
04-26-2008, 02:07 PM
No you're not - but can only come here during adverts...gibber

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:08 PM
Oh I see :lol:

pookykiki
04-26-2008, 02:13 PM
I'm here to and I'm so nervous! Maybe the others are in the topic of the match :shrug:

Herdwick
04-26-2008, 02:18 PM
He's going to rue those 3 missed break points. And he's serving pretty crap at present...

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:24 PM
I'm here to and I'm so nervous! Maybe the others are in the topic of the match :shrug:
:hug:
And he's serving pretty crap at present...

Yes :(

Lee
04-26-2008, 02:24 PM
C'mon Nole!!!!

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:26 PM
BP for Fed :scared:

Lee
04-26-2008, 02:26 PM
That's f**king unbelievable by Roger.

Ajde Nole!

Lee
04-26-2008, 02:27 PM
Oh man!

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:27 PM
Broken :sobbing: :smash:

Herdwick
04-26-2008, 02:27 PM
Yes - but broken - sob.

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:29 PM
Set Roger :sad:

Lee
04-26-2008, 02:29 PM
the net hates Nole today :sad:

Lee
04-26-2008, 02:30 PM
JesusFed is back today. Let's hope the form won't last long. :sobbing:

jamjar
04-26-2008, 02:30 PM
DAMN IT! :( Broken... :sad:
I hate following matches on the scoreboard. I get so nervous. :unsure:
Edit: there goes the first set... :sobbing:

Herdwick
04-26-2008, 02:30 PM
Sinking feeling in stomach...

Herdwick
04-26-2008, 02:31 PM
Medication time! Oh dear...

pookykiki
04-26-2008, 02:32 PM
Oh noo! Is the doctor on the court? The Djokovic haters are going to say that he's acting!
Nole :hug:

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:33 PM
Jesusfed :mad:

And a medical timeout :tape:

Lee
04-26-2008, 02:33 PM
His first serve percentage not just go down later in first set, he took off a lot too. :scared:

neenah
04-26-2008, 02:33 PM
Nole :hug:

I'm sorry guys, I'm cheering for Roger today :sad: But that doesn't mean I'm not feeling sad for Nole. For me this match is a win/win situation or a lose/lose situation...

Anyway, sorry I'm deserting you guys for the day, hope you don't hate me too much :p :hug:

neenah
04-26-2008, 02:34 PM
Oh no, a medical timeout? Not the way I want to see -anyone- win, especially not in this match. I hope he's okay :sad:

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:34 PM
TRAITOR :mad: :boxing:

:hug:

Lee
04-26-2008, 02:36 PM
Finally an UE from JesusFed. :rolleyes:

neenah
04-26-2008, 02:36 PM
TRAITOR :mad: :boxing:

:hug:

:sobbing:

I didn't mind the AO win or the MS one last summer :ras: It's just I think that Fed needs this one more :p

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:38 PM
:sobbing:

I didn't mind the AO win or the MS one last summer :ras: It's just I think that Fed needs this one more :p

:lol: Understandable I suppose :hug: :p

Herdwick
04-26-2008, 02:40 PM
Think this is not Nole's day...strangely subdued.

neenah
04-26-2008, 02:41 PM
:lol: Understandable I suppose :hug: :p

:hug:

Are you watching on livestream or is it on TV?

Lee
04-26-2008, 02:41 PM
Aimee, do you think Nole is trying to shorten the point? :unsure: :scared:

neenah
04-26-2008, 02:43 PM
Think this is not Nole's day...strangely subdued.

Maybe a bit of pressure to follow through with another defeat of Roger? There's probably a bit of "Well I've done it in a GS, why not here?" I don't know how much of it is that, there are probably other things...I hear Fed's not playing to shabby :shrug:

Lee
04-26-2008, 02:43 PM
Think this is not Nole's day...strangely subdued.

It's tough to play vs Jesus-the I painted the line all over the court and still no unforce error-Fed

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:43 PM
:hug:

Are you watching on livestream or is it on TV?
It's on TTC.
Aimee, do you think Nole is trying to shorten the point? :unsure: :scared:

He could be :unsure: I just can't tell if it's happening because he is trying to to do it, or if he is just sucking :tape:

I don't like the return of Jesusfed :(

Lee
04-26-2008, 02:46 PM
:banghead: drop shot vs Fed. You are committing suicide.

Lee
04-26-2008, 02:46 PM
DF on bp. *sigh*

jeahhh!
04-26-2008, 02:46 PM
And a DF on break point :smash:

Herdwick
04-26-2008, 02:47 PM
Drop shot of death fails and broken.

Herdwick
04-26-2008, 02:47 PM
This is just what I feared...

neenah
04-26-2008, 02:48 PM
It's on TTC.

I don't have a TV :mad: I need a livestream :sobbing: