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Time for Champagne and Strawberries - the Nole at Wimbledon Thread

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*Ljubica*
06-18-2008, 01:00 PM
OK guys - the Wimbledon seedings are now out, - so I hoped it would be OK to start a thread for my home Grand Slam :)

Wimby is the only tournament that does not seed the players according to the ATP ranking system - they have their own "grass court rankings" - but Nole has not been affected by this, and is still Number 3 seed.

Wimby is not my favourite tournament and I don't go there so often despite being so close to home - but I will be cheering on Nole when I can.

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/index.html

uglyamerican
06-18-2008, 07:54 PM
Thanks for the thread.

Go Novak!

arm
06-18-2008, 07:59 PM
this thread belongs with the sticky ones. At least until Wimby is over. (Probably longer as Nole will win the whole thing ;)).

*Ljubica*
06-18-2008, 08:28 PM
Rosie

Thursday at Boodles

1415 Bryan Brothers
then Djokovic v Baghdatis

Thanks Judio - you are a star :hug: Just hope it doesn't rain like it's forecast to tomorrow :hug: I wanted to Rep you for this, but it tells me I have to "spread the love" around first :rolleyes:

savesthedizzle
06-19-2008, 12:01 AM
this thread belongs with the sticky ones. At least until Wimby is over. (Probably longer as Nole will win the whole thing ;)).

Of course, I will sticky it now that I am home from work ;) It wasn't created before I left :p

Alex999
06-19-2008, 05:02 AM
http://www.sportingo.com/articles/Let%E2%80%99s%20Talk%20Centre%20Court%20%E2%80%93% 20Fearless%20Forecast%20at%20Wimbledon%202008_9201/

Why Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova will be this year's Wimbledon aces
June 18th 2008

Over the past 10 years, as inevitable changes in the surface have slowed down play, baseliners have been more and more successful at Wimbledon. Although net play is still important in winning matches, a solid baseline tactic is a more dependable skill to have.

Not long ago, previous champions at Wimbledon won more points at the net than from the baseline. Serve-and-volleyers like Pete Sampras, Goran Ivanisevic and Martina Navratilova to name but a few were clear favorites to bring home the trophy. But the serve-and-volley experts faded and were replaced by the all-court players of today’s game. Not only at Wimbledon but also on the slow, rubbery court of the Australian Open, the fast and punishing hard court of the US Open and the dirt at Roland Garros.

Perhaps there is nobody who exhibits this kind of play better than Roger Federer, current and four-time Wimbledon champion. The world No1 had a five-set scare during last year's final with Rafael Nadal, the closest anyone has come to ending his Wimbledon dominance.

On the women’s circuit there is no obvious favorite. The more the game changes the more variety of names we see challenging, from the double-handed play of Marion Bartoli of France - which earned her a runner-up plate in 2007 - to the ball-bashing game of Maria Sharapova making her the surprising 2004 winner. Then there was Justine Henin, who possesses mobility, brilliant shot selections and a skilled net player, but still could not win on grass. Her best performance was way back in 2001, when she was beaten by Venus Williams.

Regarded as the biggest tennis tournament in the world and the only Grand Slam that is still played on grass, Wimbledon produces thrilling matches, unexpected champions and orchestrated dramas that we can re-live years after the first ball was served. With all these uncertainties surrounding the grass at the All England Club, here is my fearless forecast of who will do what at the most coveted event of the year...

David Nalbandian - Quarter-final: He was a finalist in 2002 but the extra pounds that travel with him may prevent him from reaching his goals. Has a smooth, well-rounded game and a backhand to die for but, until he really believes he can be a contender to Federer's throne, his run will probably end in the last eight.

Richard Gasquet - Fourth round: Once dubbed the 'Baby Federer' but never lived up to the label. Is he that good after all? Let’s not forget the Davis Cup event in April this year where Gasquet pulled out of his game with Roddick simply because he didn’t think he could win.

Rafael Nadal - Semi-final: He is just a fish out of water when it comes to Wimbledon. Nadal believes he can win this Slam but his game is built for something else - clay. Always a good outside bet because, as I've already said, the game can be played differently at Wimbledon.

Andy Roddick - Quarter-final: Being in the Wimbledon finals is not unknown territory for the man who could very well be the second–best grass court player in the game. His powerful serve is built for the surface, not to the mention his under-rated consistency from the baseline.

Roger Federer - Runner-up: If there was a year that showed Federer's vulnerability, it was 2007. This is also the year when the Swiss master accepted the fact he can never beat Nadal at Roland Garros. But Wimbledon is Federer favorite slam, this is where he started to believe he is the best and where he started growing up. It could also be the place he realises he's not invincible.

Novak Djokovic - Champion: This year Djokovic thinks and plays as one of the elite players. He already has victories over Federer and Nadal, a great addition to his rocketing confidence. He made the semis in 2007 showing his well-rounded grass play. Now that he has won a Grand Slam in Australia there is no reason to fear either of the top two. Most importantly he has the skill and attitude to oust Federer in his favorite tournament.

Venus Williams - Quarter-final: Winner in 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2007, Venus has what it takes to go all the way. However, the new generation have really closed the gap. In fact, the women's game is so tight at the moment that Venus could easily be ousted by a player outside the top 10.

Svetlana Kuznetsova - Quarter-final: A real danger on grass because of her mobility and athleticism. Kuznetsova can beat any player regardless of rank on any given day. Her best performance at Wimbledon was in reaching the quarter-finals. Until she finds a way to combat her frustrations on court, we won't see the best of this Russian.

Jelena Jankovic - Semi-final: Many wondered how good Martina Hingis would be if she added some real power to her game. Well, Jankovic has shown us the answer. She has death-defying defense on court and her backhand down the line is probably the best in the game. But, just like Hingis, Jankovic has a weak serve and her play is based on consistency rather than attack.

Ana Ivanovic - Semi-final: Her fitness and toughness were questioned earlier in her career, but she has proved to the world the she is Grand Slam material having won Roland Garros this year. Ivanovic prefers to attack - a big requirement on grass - but it is when she is defending that she fails.

Serena Williams - Runner-up: Believes and plays like she is the best - which was true four years ago. Serena's power game was in a class of its own, topped by a pure determination to crush any player that stood between her and the trophy. She still has the best service game on the women's circuit - which is a huge boost on grass - but the reality is that it won't be quite enough on its own.

Maria Sharapova - Champion: Regarded by many as the ball-basher, her screams on court earned her the name 'Shriekapova'. The Russian beat Venus in the final in 2004, with many suggesting that moment would constitute a passing of the baton. But that proved premature as the American won the title again in 2007. One big advantage Sharapova has - and the thing which I believe will give her this year's title - is her quite incredible desire to win.

*Ljubica*
06-19-2008, 07:52 AM
Oh my :eek: I wish I had this guy's confidence! It was nice to read though - thanks Alex :hug:

arm
06-19-2008, 10:46 AM
One thing the guy failed to mention and consider is that this time Nole feels the pressure.

But I am sure Nole can handle it and prove the guy right... :yippee:

Okonsky
06-19-2008, 02:31 PM
Grazie Alex.

uglyamerican
06-20-2008, 10:01 AM
Draw time is here. Keep your fingers crossed.

uglyamerican
06-20-2008, 10:10 AM
Novak is on the Nadal side! Wait, no Federer side!

uglyamerican
06-20-2008, 10:13 AM
Djokovic vs. Berrer
Safin vs. Fognini

Serra vs. Lu
Kamke vs. Seppi



Ferrero vs. Querrey
Peya vs. Zverev

del Potro vs. Snobel
Daniel vs. Wawrinka



Baghdatis vs. Darcis
T. Johansson vs. Spadea

Belucci vs. Kunitsyn
Stadler vs. Karlovic



Lopez vs. Dabul???
Karanusic vs. Horna

Volandri vs. Reynolds
Dancevic vs. Nalbandian

uglyamerican
06-20-2008, 10:18 AM
Now that's an easy draw. Look out for Florent Serra in round 3.

Viktor vs. Lapentti



Santoro vs. Murray!!!

Nadal would play Gulbis or Isner in round 2!!!!!!


Being in the top half means Novak will play on the opening Monday.

*Ljubica*
06-20-2008, 10:53 AM
Thanks - I was just listening to it on Radio Wimbledon :) I don't think it's that easy - but then I always worry about every draw:)

I'm glad he will play on the first Monday, because I already have tickets from the Ballot for that day :) It also gives him a bit more leeway to rest for any rain delays etc.

amdany
06-20-2008, 11:06 AM
Enjoy Rose and good luck Nole!!!

amdany
06-20-2008, 11:10 AM
Thanks :hug: Trouble is - my ticket is on Centre Court where Federer will play, and they'll almost certainly put Novak as the top match on Court 1 :rolleyes: So I'll have to find someone to swap tickets with.

aww, that's too bad, I hope you'll find someone to swap tickets with

*Ljubica*
06-20-2008, 11:10 AM
Enjoy Rose and good luck Nole!!!

Thanks :hug: Trouble is - my ticket is on Centre Court where Federer will play, and they'll almost certainly put Novak as the top match on Court 1 :rolleyes: So I'll have to find someone to swap tickets with.

amdany
06-20-2008, 11:14 AM
:speakles: how come I answered before you even post :lol:

arm
06-20-2008, 11:27 AM
I can't find the draw.. :shrug:

Jelena_78
06-20-2008, 11:30 AM
I can't find the draw.. :shrug:

They haven't put it yet on Wimbledon site.... :shrug:

amdany
06-20-2008, 11:34 AM
1. Federer vs Hrbaty
Soderling vs (Q) Kim
Gicquel vs Nishikori
Guccione vs 30. Monfils

20. Hewitt vs Haase
Montanes vs Berlocq
Bogdanovic vs Bolelli
Ginepri vs 15. Gonzalez

11. Berdych vs Korolev
Hanescu vs Falla
Sela vs O Rochus
Kohlschreiber vs 22. Verdasco

32. Llodra vs Ancic
Lee vs Petzschner
Andreev vs Vanek
Stakhovsky vs 5. Ferrer

3. Djokovic vs Berrer
Safin vs Fognini
Serra vs Lu
Kamke vs Seppi

Ferrero vs Querrey
Peya vs Zverev
JM Del Potro vs Snobel
Daniel vs Wawrinka

Baghdatis vs Darcis
Johansson vs Spadea
Belucci vs Kunytsin
Stadler vs Karlovic

Lopez vs Dabul
Karanusic vs Horna
Volandri vs Reynolds
Dancevic vs Nalbandian

6. Roddick vs Schwank
Tipsarevic vs Ascoine
Pashanski vs (Q)Eaton
Mahut vs Tursunov

Almagro vs Granollers
Garcia-Lopez vs Mirva
Ventura vs Schuettler
C Rochus vs Blake

Mathieu vs Hernandez
Chardy vs Gil
Roger-Vasselin vs Cilic
Odesnik vs 24. Nieminen

26. Ljubicic vs Melzer
Levine vs Young
Bjorkman vs Clement
Becker vs 4. Davydenko

Gasquet vs Fish
Grosjean vs Starace
Anderson vs Calleri
Olenijak vs Simon

Robredo vs Vliegen
Canas vs Haas
Malisse vs Gremelmayr
Santoro vs 12. Murray

16. Stepanek vs Hernych
Troicki vs Lapentti
(WC)Baker vs Galvani
Roitman vs 17. Youzhny

27. Kiefer vs Benneteau
Vassallo-Arguello vs Minar
Isner vs Gulbis
Beck vs 2. Nadal

Jelena_78
06-20-2008, 11:34 AM
:speakles: how come I answered before you even post :lol:

:lol: It happens sometimes. I wonder how it works...maybe cause you both posted at 12.10 they put your post first cause your u.name starts with A :scratch: :lol: Who knows :p

arm
06-20-2008, 11:40 AM
Thank you both. ;)

I had to go to GM to see the draw. :o

I don't think Nole's drw is easy, but neither Fed's nor Nadal's draw can be considered easy.. So I guess the top 3 are all in the same sintuation. ;)

Ajde Nole! when does he start?

amdany
06-20-2008, 11:45 AM
:lol: It happens sometimes. I wonder how it works...maybe cause you both posted at 12.10 they put your post first cause your u.name starts with A :scratch: :lol: Who knows :p

yeah maybe :lol:

*Ljubica*
06-20-2008, 12:07 PM
Thank you both. ;)

I had to go to GM to see the draw. :o

I don't think Nole's drw is easy, but neither Fed's nor Nadal's draw can be considered easy.. So I guess the top 3 are all in the same sintuation. ;)

Ajde Nole! when does he start?

Next Monday, 23rd June :) Play normally starts at 13.00 on Centre and Number 1 Courts, and about 11.00 or 12.00 on the outside courts.

arm
06-20-2008, 01:14 PM
You know everything Rose...

I bet you can't wait to wake next Monday morning.. ;)

Thank you. This means that I will be able to follow Nole during the tournament! :woohoo: My maths exam is next Monday and it is probably my last exam (not sure, though).

Tess Gray
06-20-2008, 01:39 PM
You know everything Rose...

I bet you can't wait to wake next Monday morning.. ;)

Thank you. This means that I will be able to follow Nole during the tournament! :woohoo: My maths exam is next Monday and it is probably my last exam (not sure, though).

Good luck! Hope you pass...:D
My exams start on monday... so I'm going to
have to studie in between matches:mad: ooh well...

arm
06-20-2008, 01:40 PM
Good luck! Hope you pass...:D
My exams start on monday... so I'm going to
have to studie in between matches:mad: ooh well...

Thank you. :hug:

It's not a question of passing or not. (I'll pass) It's a question of having the grade I want tor not..

And good luck with your exams ;)

:woohoo:

*Ljubica*
06-20-2008, 01:44 PM
You know everything Rose...

I bet you can't wait to wake next Monday morning.. ;)

Thank you. This means that I will be able to follow Nole during the tournament! :woohoo: My maths exam is next Monday and it is probably my last exam (not sure, though).

:lol: I wish that were true. I only know about Wimbledon because it's just down the road and I've been going pretty much every year since I was about 5 years old :lol:

Sleepwalker64
06-20-2008, 01:46 PM
Well, not bad...but I would prefer if he was in Rafa's half. It's strange that he is always in defending champion part of the draw.

Okonsky
06-20-2008, 01:46 PM
Hi to all:)

Draw is tough for all I'd say. Crybabies from GM can tell Novak has got 'cakewalk' but if it's Karlovic 'cakewalk' OK. For me it's good he's on Roger's side.

Not fit yet:sad:

M says :wavey:

Jelena_78
06-20-2008, 01:50 PM
Hi to all:)

Draw is tough for all I'd say. Crybabies from GM can tell Novak has got 'cakewalk' but if it's Karlovic 'cakewalk' OK. For me it's good he's on Roger's side.

Not fit yet:sad:
M says :wavey:

I agree on the draw part.

What does 'not fit yet' mean? :confused: :hug:

Whatever it is, I hope you feel better soon :wavey:

arm
06-20-2008, 01:52 PM
:lol: I wish that were true. I only know about Wimbledon because it's just down the road and I've been going pretty much every year since I was about 5 years old :lol:

But you'll be watching Nole... :shrug: Meaning: you should be excited...

PennyThePenguin
06-20-2008, 02:20 PM
*sigh* what a draw.....

Okonsky
06-20-2008, 02:27 PM
I agree on the draw part.

What does 'not fit yet' mean? :confused: :hug:

Whatever it is, I hope you feel better soon :wavey:

I was ill, today I'm little better. Thank you.

*Ljubica*
06-20-2008, 02:49 PM
Manon - glad you're feeling a little better - but we need you completely 100% better :)

As for the crybabies in GM - let them cry :shrug: I don't care less about their vicious stupidity anymore.

I just hope the famous British weather doesn't play havoc with Wimbledon this year. It's not been too bad through Queens and Nottingham,- and that's usually a bad sign for Wimby, as weather doesn't stay mainly dry here for very many days in a row :sad:

Okonsky
06-20-2008, 03:27 PM
Manon - glad you're feeling a little better - but we need you completely 100% better :)

As for the crybabies in GM - let them cry :shrug: I don't care less about their vicious stupidity anymore.

I just hope the famous British weather doesn't play havoc with Wimbledon this year. It's not been too bad through Queens and Nottingham,- and that's usually a bad sign for Wimby, as weather doesn't stay mainly dry here for very many days in a row :sad:

Do they ever considered to take a roof? Always stressfull this Wimbledon. Especially last year.

*Ljubica*
06-20-2008, 05:16 PM
Do they ever considered to take a roof? Always stressfull this Wimbledon. Especially last year.

They are in the process of constructing a roof - it will be in place over Centre Court by next year :)

Of course it will be great for the Final, and semi-finals etc, and to make sure international TV stations are happy :rolleyes: But it won't help in the earlier rounds, and on the rest of the courts, which will remain uncovered. You will have the issue that people scheduled to play their earlier rounds on the covered court (usually Federer, Nadal, Nole and the Brits) will be seen to have an unfair advantage over those scheduled to play outside. So I am not hopeful it will really cure the problem.

*Ljubica*
06-20-2008, 06:40 PM
I smell a Novak-Roddick Wimbledon final! http://i30.tinypic.com/2zylvmw.gif

:) Could be a lot worse :) I'm personally sick to the back teeth of "Fedal" finals :rolleyes: Roddick has a pretty good draw too.

Lee
06-21-2008, 04:54 AM
I smell a Novak-Roddick Wimbledon final! http://i30.tinypic.com/2zylvmw.gif

Now be the brave one and post this in GM! :p

The threads and posters there are soooo pathetic these days. Even the trolls are way far from top 100 performance.

There is still good threads but it's like looking for a needle in haystacks and there are many good posters but most are so discouraged that they prefer leaving GM alone or the whole forum.

Murrayfan11
06-21-2008, 01:14 PM
Novak has an alright draw, but has it tough in places. I think the biggest test for him will be Fed in the semis. If he wins that, I think he will win the tournament. Basically I'm saying the winner will probably come from the top half of the draw.

Scotso
06-21-2008, 01:53 PM
Is it just me or do Federer and Roddick always seem to get cakewalk draws at Wimbledon?

arm
06-21-2008, 01:56 PM
Is it just me or do Federer and Roddick always seem to get cakewalk draws at Wimbledon?

Roddick's draw is a cakewalk. But Federer's is not that easy, IMO.

*Ljubica*
06-21-2008, 01:59 PM
Novak has an alright draw, but has it tough in places. I think the biggest test for him will be Fed in the semis. If he wins that, I think he will win the tournament. Basically I'm saying the winner will probably come from the top half of the draw.

I like your confidence:) Even if he beats Federer, he will almost certainly have to beat either Nadal or Roddick to win it :unsure: And neither of them will be easy :sad: Welcome here anyway!

Herdwick
06-22-2008, 10:40 AM
Morning all - I'm back

Fed's half I see and no OOP yet. Am a bit worried about prospect of Karlovic in QF though...

Will go and trawl now but have I missed anything major?

arm
06-22-2008, 10:41 AM
Morning all - I'm back

Fed's half I see and no OOP yet. Am a bit worried about prospect of Karlovic in QF though...

Will go and trawl now but have I missed anything major?

Everything is the same way it was when you left.. :hug:

Specially GM.. :lol:

How was it? Did you have the food and the fuel? :lol:

Herdwick
06-22-2008, 10:48 AM
Popped into GM quickly and sadly you're right..

Absolutely gorgeous thanks - and no sign of any disruption - that seems to have moved on to France now. Sarko is joining battle with the unions (and we're in France after Wimbledon:(). Valencia is a wonderful city - beats Barca IMO.

arm
06-22-2008, 10:52 AM
Popped into GM quickly and sadly you're right..

Absolutely gorgeous thanks - and no sign of any disruption - that seems to have moved on to France now. Sarko is joining battle with the unions (and we're in France after Wimbledon:(). Valencia is a wonderful city - beats Barca IMO.

I am glad you enjoyed the city. IMO, Barcelona is still Barcelona (the 2nd most beautiful city in Spain - after Sevilha). But valencia is just amazing...

I didn't know about France...

Herdwick
06-22-2008, 11:00 AM
Well have yet to go to Seville so thanks for that! All well exam-wise? Have you finished?

arm
06-22-2008, 11:03 AM
Well have yet to go to Seville so thanks for that! All well exam-wise? Have you finished?

No, not really. I have Maths exam tomorrow. But the previous ones have gone just fine. :yeah:

It's probably my last exam, but I can't be 100% sure yet...

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 11:06 AM
Herdwick :wavey: Welcome back my friend :) I see you had a good time with no disruptions :) It's great to have you back - and - yes - I suggest you avoid GM if you want to keep your holiday sanity :)

Herdwick
06-22-2008, 11:15 AM
:wavey::wavey:

Nole and Boris:worship:! Fabulous - was it on TV? I can't find any clips on YT!

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 11:27 AM
:wavey::wavey:

Nole and Boris:worship:! Fabulous - was it on TV? I can't find any clips on YT!

No :awww: Not that I have seen. I just wish I'd known it was going on beforehand - I would have gone to watch for sure!

Herdwick
06-22-2008, 11:54 AM
And love the new avatar! That must have been Miami surely?

So, no fresh outrages Srdjan-wise? No contentious interviews? The one GM is frothing about seems nothing new, although I am beginning to wish he'd pipe down a little now until he wins another GS and/or beats Fed or Rafa again - he's starting to make life more difficult for himself unnecessarily it seems.

Okonsky
06-22-2008, 12:02 PM
Knock, knock, who's back?

*Envy me*

Herdwick
06-22-2008, 12:04 PM
Hello Manon! Happy bunny today?

Okonsky
06-22-2008, 12:06 PM
I hate Sundays. Here is 35 now, high humidity...

Herdwick
06-22-2008, 12:08 PM
I hate Sundays. Here is 35 now, high humidity...

So hot and unhappy bunny then...have a nice cold beer. Jelen is it still?

Okonsky
06-22-2008, 12:26 PM
Lav (Lion) or Beck or Jelen (Deer) or Tuborg.

I can't drink but they allowed me beer. So, Bud is my choice.

amdany
06-22-2008, 12:39 PM
OOP for tomorrow:

Centre Court 1:00 pm Start

1 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Roger Federer (SUI)[1]
v. Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)

2 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Ana Ivanovic (SRB)[1]
v. Rossana De los rios (PAR)

3 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Novak Djokovic (SRB)[3]
v. Michael Berrer (GER)

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 12:51 PM
OOP for tomorrow:

Centre Court 1:00 pm Start

1 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Roger Federer (SUI)[1]
v. Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)

2 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Ana Ivanovic (SRB)[1]
v. Rossana De los rios (PAR)

3 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Novak Djokovic (SRB)[3]
v. Michael Berrer (GER)


Yes - yes - YES!!!!!!! I have a Centre Court ticket from the Ballot - and I was so worried they would put Novak on Court 1 or something! Yes :woohoo: Thanks Hamdanie :hug:

kirkicica
06-22-2008, 12:55 PM
Lav (Lion) or Beck or Jelen (Deer) or Tuborg.

I can't drink but they allowed me beer. So, Bud is my choice.

good choice :yeah:
blah, it's soooooo hot, and it's only june.

Misha, like your sig btw.

last match, central court - great. I can watch it :dance:

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 12:57 PM
good choice :yeah:
blah, it's soooooo hot, and it's only june.

Misha, like your sig btw.

last match, central court - great. I can watch it :dance:

I will wave to you :lol:

Herdwick
06-22-2008, 01:19 PM
Yes! Was convinced too he'd be first match on No 1 and really can't work from home tomorrow!

kirkicica
06-22-2008, 01:19 PM
I will wave to you :lol:
please do, I will wave back :wavey:
luckily central court is tiny, only few people in the crowd, and absolutely noone is ever waving so I'll probably see you :p

Jelena_78
06-22-2008, 01:35 PM
Yes - yes - YES!!!!!!! I have a Centre Court ticket from the Ballot - and I was so worried they would put Novak on Court 1 or something! Yes :woohoo:


:woohoo:

Great! :D :banana:

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 01:40 PM
And it gets even better :bounce: Viktor and Janko are first on Court 10 for their doubes match - so I can see everyone tomorow :bounce:

Jelena_78
06-22-2008, 01:47 PM
Morning all - I'm back
Am a bit worried about prospect of Karlovic in QF though...

Hi :D Welcome back :wavey:
As for Karlovic :scared: I am too.

Here is 35 now, high humidity...
blah, it's soooooo hot, and it's only june.last match, central court - great. I can watch it :dance:

Only second day of summer and it's sooooo hot! I could stand it somewhere at the seaside, but not here...you just can't go anywhere or do anything...

Jelena_78
06-22-2008, 01:48 PM
And it gets even better :bounce: Viktor and Janko are first on Court 10 for their doubes match - so I can see everyone tomorow :bounce:

Yay!!! :bounce:

:hug:

kirkicica
06-22-2008, 01:50 PM
Only second day of summer and it's sooooo hot! I could stand it somewhere at the seaside, but not here...you just can't go anywhere or do anything...
exactly, so I'm staying home under the AC :cool:

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 02:00 PM
please do, I will wave back :wavey:
luckily central court is tiny, only few people in the crowd, and absolutely noone is ever waving so I'll probably see you :p

You know what I look like:) If I had a Serbian flag I would wave that and make it easier for you to spot me :)

uglyamerican
06-22-2008, 02:37 PM
Yes - yes - YES!!!!!!! I have a Centre Court ticket from the Ballot - and I was so worried they would put Novak on Court 1 or something!

Good for you! Will you watch Ana, as well, or does something else on the OOP catch your eye?

uglyamerican
06-22-2008, 02:40 PM
Nole and Boris:worship:!

The new Mayor, you mean?

Okonsky
06-22-2008, 03:21 PM
good choice :yeah:
blah, it's soooooo hot, and it's only june.

Misha, like your sig btw.

last match, central court - great. I can watch it :dance:

Love you too:hug:
Yeah, this is some Zethand bad rep...me:worship: Yes, Novak pays my rent:haha:

And I didn't know about Novak's match:dance: Rose is delighted for sure (Rose, you have tickets for CC?)
And Rose, Dokic is still Aussie.

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 03:26 PM
Love you too:hug:
Yeah, this is some Zethand bad rep...me:worship: Yes, Novak pays my rent:haha:

And I didn't know about Novak's match:dance: Rose is delighted for sure (Rose, you have tickets for CC?)
And Rose, Dokic is still Aussie.

Yes- I have :) I bought them in the Ballot about 6 months ago:) I knew Federer would play on Centre tomorrow, so I feared they would put Novak on Number 1 :awww: I was pleasatly surprised by the OOP :) It is the only day I was successful in the Ballot for - so I was very lucky :)

As for zethand :rolleyes: I thought he was banned :shrug: Didn't he wish for Hewitt to die or something and get banned for it? Or am I thinking of the wrong person?

Herdwick
06-22-2008, 03:27 PM
The new Mayor, you mean?

Yep - not Serbian Tadic! They did a photo op for Adidas by the Houses of Parliament while I was away. Boris is hilarious - would love to have seen it.

Okonsky
06-22-2008, 03:27 PM
Only second day of summer and it's sooooo hot! I could stand it somewhere at the seaside, but not here...you just can't go anywhere or do anything...

Do you know we'll have last years 45 summer again:eek:? Not for to long as '07 but that's the same. Kupujte jeftine klime u Comtrade shopu;)

Okonsky
06-22-2008, 03:29 PM
As for zethand :rolleyes: I thought he was banned :shrug: Didn't he wish for Hewitt to die or something and get banned for it? Or am I thinking of the wrong person?

He wish him death, he was banned for 6 months and here he is and wonder 'why'?

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 03:29 PM
Yep - not Serbian Tadic! They did a photo op for Adidas by the Houses of Parliament while I was away. Boris is hilarious - would love to have seen it.

Boris is a star :hearts: He's doing some great things for us already too :) I think many people thought he would be all talk, and do nothing once he got elected - but he's putting his ideas into practice, at least so far.

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 03:31 PM
He wish him death, he was banned for 6 months and here he is and wonder 'why'?

Ah - so I was right. Just can't imagine how wishing death on a fellow human being in a tennis chat forum isn't an instant, life-long ban - but seems I know nothing :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 03:34 PM
Good for you! Will you watch Ana, as well, or does something else on the OOP catch your eye?

Well I plan to watch Janko and Viktor's doubles on an outside court first :) But, yes - providing they finish in time,- I would like to go and watch Ana too. I'm not a WTA fan, but I've never seen her play live, so would be nice to say I've seen her at least once :)

Jelena_78
06-22-2008, 03:36 PM
Do you know we'll have last years 45 summer again:eek:? Not for to long as '07 but that's the same. Kupujte jeftine klime u Comtrade shopu;)

Noooo :eek: :bolt:

So you say I should buy one for my new app :aplot: ;)

savesthedizzle
06-22-2008, 03:40 PM
You know what I look like:) If I had a Serbian flag I would wave that and make it easier for you to spot me :)

I had a miniature Serbian flag I wove last year. Last on Centre Court last year against Starace there was nearly no one there, so I do wonder if anyone saw me :rolls:

I have a much larger Serbian flag now thanks to Mila :worship: I'll bring it to the USO and you'll never be able to miss me ;)

Okonsky
06-22-2008, 03:40 PM
Ah - so I was right. Just can't imagine how wishing death on a fellow human being in a tennis chat forum isn't an instant, life-long ban - but seems I know nothing :rolleyes:

Last night at 4 AM :) I was reading posts from 2005-06...members were like bambies:)

Jelena, yes, buy! I'll go tomorrow.

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 04:21 PM
Last night at 4 AM :) I was reading posts from 2005-06...members were like bambies:)

Jelena, yes, buy! I'll go tomorrow.

Yes- I joined here in 2003 and it was a much ncier, friendlier place to be then - how times have changed :sad:

Herdwick
06-22-2008, 04:23 PM
He wish him death, he was banned for 6 months and here he is and wonder 'why'?

Blimey - things have got worse. What price a sense of perspective?

OT - gather Nole has rented a house in SW19 this year so this is quite interesting
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/310de9fc-3d9b-11dd-bbb5-0000779fd2ac.html

and here's the site itself. http://www.wimbledontennislettings.co.uk/

Now wouldn't Roger and Mirka be delighted if the Djokovics just happen to have rented the house next door. Can just see them all waving cheerfully over the fence each morning - and the parties all night:devil:

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 04:24 PM
I had a miniature Serbian flag I wove last year. Last on Centre Court last year against Starace there was nearly no one there, so I do wonder if anyone saw me :rolls:

I have a much larger Serbian flag now thanks to Mila :worship: I'll bring it to the USO and you'll never be able to miss me ;)

If I remember rightly from last year, Wimbledon were quite funny with people taking flags in anyway :shrug: Not the little ones like yours, but big ones were not allowed :sad: So even if I had one, I probably wouldn't be able to take it onto Centre. I think it's a stupid rule - the flags add colour and fun and create a great atmosphere:)

savesthedizzle
06-22-2008, 04:25 PM
Yes- I joined here in 2003 and it was a much ncier, friendlier place to be then - how times have changed :sad:

Yup. I was just telling someone last night that I haven't really posted in GM since 2005-2006 just because I'm not the kind of person who can take the kind of interaction that goes on there. I don't really enjoy when people are mean to me :rolls: so now I stay out.

Okonsky
06-22-2008, 04:27 PM
Now wouldn't Roger and Mirka be delighted if the Djokovics just happen to have rented the house next door. Can just see them all waving cheerfully over the fence each morning - and the parties all night:devil:

Mirka and Jelena:dance:, Roger and Novak:cool:

savesthedizzle
06-22-2008, 04:29 PM
If I remember rightly from last year, Wimbledon were quite funny with people taking flags in anyway :shrug: Not the little ones like yours, but big ones were not allowed :sad: So even if I had one, I probably wouldn't be able to take it onto Centre. I think it's a stupid rule - the flags add colour and fun and create a great atmosphere:)

Yeah, I remember that too... mine were like... 4 inches x 3 inches... like... really tiny flags. :rolls:

Colour, fun and atmosphere don't really go with Wimbledon too much though :p Maybe they thought it was making things too uncivilized :shrug: :shrug:

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 04:30 PM
Blimey - things have got worse. What price a sense of perspective?

OT - gather Nole has rented a house in SW19 this year so this is quite interesting
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/310de9fc-3d9b-11dd-bbb5-0000779fd2ac.html

and here's the site itself. http://www.wimbledontennislettings.co.uk/

Now wouldn't Roger and Mirka be delighted if the Djokovics just happen to have rented the house next door. Can just see them all waving cheerfully over the fence each morning - and the parties all night:devil:

Interesting - thanks for those links:)

And :lol: to the good neighbours thing - it gave me a bizarre mental picture of Mirka and Dijana chatting over the fence, as they hang out their washing with their hair in curlers and their dressing gowns on :bolt:

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 04:32 PM
Yeah, I remember that too... mine were like... 4 inches x 3 inches... like... really tiny flags. :rolls:

Colour, fun and atmosphere don't really go with Wimbledon too much though :p Maybe they thought it was making things too uncivilized :shrug: :shrug:

Quite possibly :shrug: I don't actually know the reason - just remember I was with my friend and her 12 year old son, and they wouldn't let him take a Spanish flag onto Centre Court. Daft really - especially with a kid that age.

Now I want a tiny Serbian flag too:awww:

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 05:03 PM
Not sure where to put this - but as this is the Wimbledon tread - why not put it here :) It is Nole's pre-tournament interview.

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2008-06-21/200806211214057147158.html

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Novak.

Q. You have said you were confident of winning this title, if not this year, possibly next year. What chances do you think there are of a repeat of the Australian Open semifinal this year, should you and Roger get that far?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, it's a long way still to the semi-finals. I have to go step by step. It's a two‑weeks event, 128 players fighting for the title, so there's many good players which are very motivated to do well.

Of course, this is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the sports. Yes, I was mentioning that one of my dreams is to win Wimbledon. That's what I had when I was younger. Of course, I wouldn't complain even if I win it in 10 years. I will try to work hard and results will come. I'm sure about that.

Q. Do you see Roger as more vulnerable here than he has been in the past because of the way he's played the first half of this year?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, what you can say? You know, quite some things have changed this year. It's becoming more interesting to see some new names, new faces winning the major titles, and believing more that they can win against the top players, which makes the game more interesting, of course.

Roger is still the No. 1 player of the world. He made a good result this year. Not as good as in past four or five years when he was really dominant in the sport. And, obviously, you know, mentally he was filled up, you know, from such a dominance. It's normal to have ups and downs, and he's feeling, you know, the pressure a little bit.

But I think for him it's a big challenge to defend the first place in the world.

Q. How would you describe Nadal as a grass court player right now?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, he's one of the best in the world, that's for sure. You know, he's playing better and better year after year. He's shown that in Queen's. It was really impressive the way he played on grass. I consider him as one of the favorites to win Wimbledon.

Q. Do you remember anything from Nadal/Federer in the final last year here?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: No, I haven't seen any of the final.

Q. How would you describe yourself as a grass court player at this point?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Improved since couple of years. I'm just playing, you know, tennis on this surface for three or four years back, so you don't get many chances to play on this surface. It's only one month a year, and this is the surface which has the biggest history in the sport.

For me, I always look forward to play on it. It's pretty interesting. It's suitable to my game because it's slower than it used to be. Baseline players have much more success than in the past.

But I'm still working on some varieties in my game, some segments that I want to improve on: serve and volley, which are really important for this surface.

I'm really happy with the way I played in Queen's. Reached the final, so I'm feeling pretty confident.

Q. You said that Roger is feeling the pressure at the moment. Do you think then this is your best chance to capitalize on that this year?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I mean, I don't want to rush into it. I know that people are looking at me and Rafa as a possible threat to him for the first place in the world till the end of this year.

But it's still a long way, you know. It's only half of the season. I just want to go slowly and just aim some smaller goals for now, you know. I want to be consistent with the results in the major events, try to reach a possible second Grand Slam title.

I know that I have enough quality to do so. You know, Wimbledon is coming up. After that, US Open, which is one of my favourite surfaces and favourite events.

You know, I just ‑‑ hopefully in the end of the year can get a place further on the ATP rankings.

Q. Does it make you more equipped, having won a Grand Slam?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, of course. It gives you much more confidence. Of course, people look at you in the different way: much more respect and appreciation for what you have done. Before this year's Australian Open, I was one of the potential players to win the Grand Slam. Had a really good run in 2007, but I still wasn't able to make it.

But then, you know, I've done it. As a Grand Slam winner, you know, you get in the history books. Not many players manage to achieve that.

Q. You say that Roger is feeling the pressure. How do you think that can affect him?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, it all depends. Of course, he won the first tournament on grass in Halle pretty comfortably. He feels this is his favorite surface. He's the five‑time defending champion in Wimbledon. He feels great on the Centre Court. Again, he's No. 1 favorite to win it this year.

Of course, I mean, pressure is a part of the sport. He's feeling maybe more now than he used to do in the past years. But we're still gonna see a lot of him in the future.

Q. Do you change your play when you play grass?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: As I said, the grass is much slower, which is more suitable to my game. My game is based on the baseline, but I'm trying to mix it up, you know, to change the pace, to use more slice, and go more to the net.

You know, there is still a lot of room for improvement, and I'm aware of that. So I've been working hard the last couple months on these things, and we'll see how it goes.

Q. With Tim Henman not here, the British public are resting their hopes on Andy Murray. How big a threat to the other players see him this year?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, obviously he's a very big talent, big potential to be one of the top five players in the world. Obviously everybody expected him to do that, you know, earlier this year, but he was struggling a lot with injuries. You know, we have to consider that. He had his ups and downs. It's not easy to come back mentally especially.

But now he doesn't have many points to defend and he's very motivated to do well in Wimbledon, the tournament he hasn't played last year. So he's going to have the big support of the crowd, which is always welcome.

Q. If I could ask you to look ahead for a second, how important is the Olympics to you this year relative to a Grand Slam? Will you be treating it the same?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I will. I treat every tournament basically the same. Of course, a Grand Slam has a different ‑‑ much higher value. But I try, whenever I get to the court, to give my hundred percent.

As a professional athlete, I'm aware that tennis is very unpredictable. It can turn around in a second, you know. Mentally you have to be strong, and physically, of course, to hold on for 10 out of 12 months, traveling and playing a lot of events.

Olympics, Olympic Games, are games which have the biggest history in the sport. I think for every player, every athlete, it is a privilege and an honor to participate in such an event. It comes every four years, so who knows what is going to happen in four years.

I'll be very privileged to be there, and just looking forward to it. Hopefully I can be healthy to just participate in the Games.

Q. In the past, the men's results in the Olympics have been very unpredictable, a lot of upsets. Roger has made it clear it's very important to him in Beijing, Nadal, you, of course, in Serbia. Do you think this might be a year where the top players do really well in the men's tournament there?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I think so. Everybody is motivated to do so. Federer hasn't won a medal in the Olympics, Nadal as well, myself. Everybody is eager to do that, so I think everybody's really, really motivated.

I mean, Olympics is a very special place in sports for everybody, you know. So just to be there and feel the atmosphere and meet professional athletes from different sports from every part of the world is just great. And plus winning the medal, it makes you very happy.

Q. You talk about the unpredictability. It's something that Wimbledon is often associated with, the unpredictability of the weather. We've already seen it today affecting the practice rounds. Bad weather forecast throughout the tournament. Is that like a running joke with the tennis players, that when they come over here, they have to get used to it?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It was a joke, but it's not a joke any more. Now you just want to avoid the bad weather, of course.

I mean, I've been staying in a hotel last two, three years, so I had a really difficult time, especially last year. I was one of the few players which was really hurt by that bad weather. For five days I was playing one match, which was basically impossible.

Afterwards I had to finish the tournament the way I finished it, you know. I had to retire from semifinals, which was very frustrating for me.

This year I have a house, like most of the guys. And just in case that it's raining or bad weather you can have a rest.

But this is a part of the sport. It's part of Wimbledon. Traditionally you have very bad weather. You have to accept it.

Q. How hard is it killing time in the hotel room?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Unfortunately, I don't have time to get to the hotel room. Again, traffic in London is terrible during the day, so you have to stay here and wait.

Q. You mentioned two bad things about the tournament, or about London or the weather.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, now everybody thinks I have only the negative thoughts about London, right (smiling)?

Q. Can you tell us a couple of things that do stand out about visiting London, England, Wimbledon.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: No, it's very nice. London has a special soul. It's a beautiful city, very big city. There's a lot of things to do, you know. A lot of historical objects to visit, sight‑seeing. But we don't have so much time, of course.

I just like the quietness of this area here in Wimbledon. You know, just having the house, it's so much relaxing. You can go by walk to the site and back and just have a garden, being with the family and just keeping your mind a little bit off tennis, saving the energy. I think this is what not many tournaments have.

Q. What has it meant to Serbia to have slams champions this year? What has been the reception? What are your observations on the following as a result?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, the general opinion is that the country is very proud of our achievements. Of course, for such a small country, having two Grand Slam champions in half a year is an incredible achievement. Of course, as individuals we represent ourselves in the first place, but then country as well.

Every time country name is written on a scoreboard wherever we show up, this is a big positive commercial for Serbia. So they really respect it and they appreciate it. Receptions were just amazing. Tennis is No. 1 sport in our country in the moment.

Q. What are your observations on Ana's game? What went through your mind when she won in France?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: No, I was very happy for her. I mean, of course, we grown up together. I know her for long time. She's a great girl. Fantastic tennis player. She's improved so much.

Watching her matches, the last three matches, she was very brave. Whenever she needed, she was going for the shots. This is the attitude of the champion, so she absolutely deserves the Grand Slam.

Q. As the third‑ranked player, you're destined to play either Roger or Rafa one way or the other. I don't think you've played Roger on grass. Considering what you were just saying about him feeling more pressure, is that something you look forward to more as a challenge, maybe more than playing Rafa?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: You know, whoever I play, for me it's a challenge. To have a role of the favorite or to try to win against the better‑ranked player, I mean, everything is a challenge in the sport.

Yes, I do look forward to play against Roger on this surface. We have played on hard courts and clay, as well. You know, it would be great to have a match against him on his favourite surface just to see where the things stand, you know, where is my game compared to his. But it's still a long way.

Q. The Player Council vote is today. Possibility of the top three players joining the council. To have top players representing, what do you think that would mean for the sport as far as changing the direction of things?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I think it's fantastic for the sport. We're changing the face, changing the picture of everything in general. We were wondering if it's gonna take a lot of time, because even like this we don't have such a big amount of the free time. We have to spend it wisely.

But, you know, we decided together that this is the best thing for sport, to join the players council and to try to be united in the future to make decisions, the good decisions for us, for everybody.

To be involved in all these major decisions and all the specifics, the details, is very important for us, because in the end we are the most important part of the sport. People are coming because of us. We have to defend our interests.

Okonsky
06-22-2008, 05:29 PM
Thx Rose.

But this first Q. 'You have said you were confident of winning this title, if not this year, possibly next year.'? He never said that. And exellent answer: 'Yes, I was mentioning that one of my dreams is to win Wimbledon. That's what I had when I was younger'.

Herdwick
06-22-2008, 05:58 PM
Thanks. Now that i/v is the essence of balance and sweet reason to me; I see nothing whatsoever to criticise. I am confident that this view will prevail elsewhere.

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 08:27 PM
Thanks. Now that i/v is the essence of balance and sweet reason to me; I see nothing whatsoever to criticise. I am confident that this view will prevail elsewhere.

Believe me - they will find something. As I said here before - Nole could be Mother Teresa, and they would find something to hate on him for :rolleyes:

Okonsky
06-22-2008, 08:57 PM
Believe me - they will find something. As I said here before - Nole could be Mother Teresa, and they would find something to hate on him for :rolleyes:

You know what? They should. They do not deserve to like/love Novak. He is 3 leagues ahead of those th. behind the comp.

*Ljubica*
06-22-2008, 09:09 PM
You know what? They should. They do not deserve to like/love Novak. He is 3 leagues ahead of those th. behind the comp.

:)

Lee
06-23-2008, 04:24 PM
:eek: Nole is playing but nobody here?

I finally have internet access in my brother's place but I am not staying here :rolleyes: So, unless hubby figure out why both wireless/wire internet access in my sister's place is not working, I will hardly show up here. :awww:

arm
06-23-2008, 04:26 PM
I am here :wavey:

Lee
06-23-2008, 04:32 PM
:wavey:

How's Nole playing? Is the match on TV?

arm
06-23-2008, 04:32 PM
Nole, I am paying 25 € to follow all your matches, so YOU BETTER WIN THE DAMN TITLE. Otherwise you'll know what it's like to have a very angry fan. :mad:

arm
06-23-2008, 04:34 PM
I can't tell you how he is playing.. It's strange. :shrug: He seems to have improved certain points of his game and it deffinitely seems like he learnt how grass should be played.. But still.. He should have already broken Berrer and he shouldn't be so in trouble when serving.:unsure:

As for the TV coverage, no Eurosport, so I am paying 25€ to follow all his matches. And I am the one paying, not my parents, so Nole better win the damn title!

Lee
06-23-2008, 04:36 PM
He better do this for Raquel :scratch:

arm
06-23-2008, 04:37 PM
He better do this for Raquel :scratch:

Yes, he better do it. :mad:

And I answered your question in my previous post. ;)

arm
06-23-2008, 04:44 PM
I don't know what to think. :shrug:

It seems like he doesn't want to break Berrer... Maybe he wants to practise tiebreaks? :shrug::scratch:

Lee
06-23-2008, 04:47 PM
It's a puzzle. I can't believe he couldn't break Berrer. :shrug:

arm
06-23-2008, 04:48 PM
It's a puzzle. I can't believe he couldn't break Berrer. :shrug:

:lol:

Set point! Break him!

arm
06-23-2008, 04:49 PM
:woohoo:

But I am sure he wanted to play the tiebreak... It was Berrer who failed the point.. :shrug: :lol:

Come on Nole! It's too painful.. Break him earlier this time!

jamjar
06-23-2008, 04:51 PM
:woohoo: Ajde!!

Lee
06-23-2008, 04:52 PM
:woohoo:

He better.

I have to do laundry now :tape: It's a long story that I have to take my laundry to my brother's place. :lol:

back in 15 minutes.

Lee
06-23-2008, 04:53 PM
Man, I hate Berrer matches, this guy is just bad. He makes his opponents look bad too. A shame Jimmy Connors wasn't around to laugh in his face again, he's that bad. :help:

The commentators were complaining that Novak will no longer do player impersonations because of two players. Can you guess who the spoilsports are? :p :rolleyes:


Are you watching ESPN2? I hope my recording works :awww:

arm
06-23-2008, 04:53 PM
Man, I hate Berrer matches, this guy is just bad. He makes his opponents look bad too. Too bad Jimmy Connors wasn't around to laugh in his face again, he's that bad. :help:

The commentators were complaining that Novak will no longer do player impersonations because of two players. Can you guess who the spoilsports are? :p :rolleyes:

:baby::baby: No, please tell us! :baby: :shrug:

:lol:

I'll be here when you come back, Lee. :wavey:

njnetswill
06-23-2008, 05:10 PM
What the hell is going on?! :help:

jamjar
06-23-2008, 05:13 PM
What the hell? Nole :speakles:

arm
06-23-2008, 05:15 PM
WTF???!!! :eek: :mad:

arm
06-23-2008, 05:18 PM
Wake the F up, Novak. You cannot lose to this guy. Seriously! :fiery:

He won't lose. Believe me, but just the fact that he lost a SET makes me furious. :mad::mad::mad:

Lee
06-23-2008, 05:48 PM
Let's say I am glad that I was really busy in the last 45 minutes :tape:

arm
06-23-2008, 05:52 PM
:woohoo:

back in 15 minutes.

:spit: :lol:

While you were away for 15 minutes, Nole managed to win a set and lose another. :scratch: Damn, he is fast. ;)

:hug:

zerocool_
06-23-2008, 05:56 PM
Nole, I am paying 25 € to follow all your matches, so YOU BETTER WIN THE DAMN TITLE. Otherwise you'll know what it's like to have a very angry fan. :mad:

Why? Its easy to find free streams on internet, or you dont have so good connection?

arm
06-23-2008, 06:01 PM
Why? Its easy to find free streams on internet, or you dont have so good connection?

:rolleyes: That's actually a good question.. :rolleyes: And I don't really have an answer for it. :shrug: :lol:

My connections is great. Maybe it's because deep down I know that Nole will win the title and I want to watch it on Tv. :lol:

Seriously, I am on holidays and this way, whenever I am home, I can follow the whole tournament, not only Nole. And if I had to watch livestreams, I would only watch Nole.

zerocool_
06-23-2008, 06:05 PM
Ye, i hope he will :) Go go for bagel :)

arm
06-23-2008, 06:07 PM
Ye, i hope he will :) Go go for bagel :)

The bagel won't erase the set he lost. :mad:

jamjar
06-23-2008, 06:09 PM
Oh thank God.:o
At least he won. That's what's important.

arm
06-23-2008, 06:11 PM
Oh thank God.:o
At least he won. That's what's important.

True. ;)

But I am still mad at him for losing the second set. :mad:

zerocool_
06-23-2008, 06:12 PM
The bagel won't erase the set he lost. :mad:


True, but still its first match. He will be alot better next matches :)

jamjar
06-23-2008, 06:14 PM
True. ;)

But I am still mad at him for losing the second set. :mad:

You're so hard on him. :lol:
Poor Nole can't live up to your expectations. :sad:

arm
06-23-2008, 06:16 PM
You're so hard on him. :lol:
Poor Nole can't live up to your expectations. :sad:

:lol:

:sad: You're probably right...

True, but still its first match. He will be alot better next matches :)

You're right as well.. ;)

Lee
06-23-2008, 06:21 PM
True. ;)

But I am still mad at him for losing the second set. :mad:

Nole will make it up to Raquel by not losing another set in Wimbledon this year :angel:

arm
06-23-2008, 06:25 PM
Nole will make it up to Raquel by not losing another set in Wimbledon this year :angel:

Why do you keep saying those things? So that I quote you in my signature? :o Why do you always know what's going to happen? Why are you always right? :o :lol:

:hug:

Lee
06-23-2008, 06:29 PM
Why do you keep saying those things? So that I quote you in my signature? :o

:haha: First Jelena, now Raquel. I will be the most famous Djokotardfan in MTF soon.

amdany
06-23-2008, 06:32 PM
Well done Novak but why did you lose that 2nd set?:o

arm
06-23-2008, 06:33 PM
:haha: First Jelena, now Raquel. I will be the most famous Djokotardfan in MTF soon.

:lol: That's because you are always wise and right. ;)

:hug:

but-it's-ok
06-23-2008, 09:16 PM
Nole struggled but managed to pull it out fairly comfortably in the end:) He'll need to conserve his energy from now on though, and mind that he doesn't have further lapses in concentration that could harm his title challenge:) I am sure he'll raise his level from now on, get better and better each match, the way champions do:)

Adje Nole:worship:

*Ljubica*
06-23-2008, 09:30 PM
Evening :wavey: I am home. And - please - don't be so mean to my little baby Nole :awww: For a set or two, Berrer's serve was just unreturnable out there on the grass - it was so fast you couldn't even see it :eek: He made Karlovic look slow.

I was always a bit :unsure: about this match, because the Kevin Anderson fiasco reminds me that Nole doesn't like big servers, and this just proved it :shrug: Berrer is a pretty poor player as tangerine_dream said, but he does hit big. He was also confident and had nothing to lose......whilst Nole was nervous, with all the expectation upon him - and he really was nervous at first :awww: and just took a while to settle.

I'm pretty sure that after losing his serve to Berrer for the first time in the 2nd set, he did kind of tank that set. Preferred to start the 3rd set afresh rather than fight and fight against the unreturnable one :rolleyes:

Nice to see the Centre Court really liked him though :inlove: He got a great ovation when he came out, and most people were cheering for him! There were a group of young girls who kept on shouting "Novak we love you" -I think he liked them - waved and smiled at them a lot :lol: And he laughed at me when one of my strangled cries of "Ajde Nole" came out louder than it should have done!

Anyway -all in all - a great day at sunny Wimby. Got another :hug: from Nole when I got there - what a darling he is :inlove: He is just so sweet. Every time I meet/speak to him, I respect him more and more as a really intelligent and interesting person. OK- fangirl moment over! Erm - what else - Srdjan and Dijana are there with cute little Djole :hearts: Srdjan was really nice to me too :o

Watched Janko and Viktor's doubles match -also half a set of Korolev/Berdych, and the very end of my lovely Ilija Bozoljac's match - he won :) Got into practice which is not easy at Wimby), - Raquel would have been proud of me:lol: Watched Nole practice, also Janko with Viktor and Dusan ;) -and then Dima practiced with Misha Youzhny :) Also saw Roddick and James Blake.

I'm really tired now- will no doubt add more when I remember/feel more awake. I have to work tomorrow:spit: So will try and get here then.

Oh - for Jess - please tell your Viktor not to sing on the practice court- he is an even worse singer than me - and that is saying a lot :o

And for Jelena - your Dusan is so cute :inlove:

*Ljubica*
06-23-2008, 09:40 PM
Off-topic: I'm curious to know why there appears to be a high number of English and Scottish flags in this forum? :lol: What is it about Novak that seems to attract a lot of Anglos? :aplot:

Perhaps we British women just have good taste :angel: :shrug:

arm
06-23-2008, 09:45 PM
Perhaps we British women just have good taste :angel: :shrug:

Hey :wavey: I'm afraid I have good taste too.. :awww::scratch:

I'm glad you had a good time. ;)

*Ljubica*
06-23-2008, 10:07 PM
Hey :wavey: I'm afraid I have good taste too.. :awww::scratch:

I'm glad you had a good time. ;)

:lol: OK - then Portguese AND British women have good taste :hug: Hope the exam went well- I'm off to bed - work tomorrow :spit:

Okonsky
06-23-2008, 10:48 PM
And he laughed at me when one of my strangled cries of "Ajde Nole" came out louder than it should have done!



I've heard just once 'Ajde Nole', he stopped, look at this female person *camera didn't zoom her* and continue to play. So, it was you Rose:angel:

Jelena_78
06-23-2008, 10:49 PM
Watched Janko and Viktor's doubles match -also half a set of Korolev/Berdych, and the very end of my lovely Ilija Bozoljac's match - he won :) Got into practice which is not easy at Wimby), - Raquel would have been proud of me:lol: Watched Nole practice, also Janko with Viktor and Dusan ;) -and then Dima practiced with Misha Youzhny :) Also saw Roddick and James Blake.

And for Jelena - your Dusan is so cute :inlove:

:D That was full programme :p I'm glad you enjoyed :dance:

Oh yes, Dusan :inlove: :)

Berrer's serve was really :eek: for the good part of the match... in third and especially fourth Nole was too GOOD :worship:
Karlo is out, not bad.
Next Safin. Could be a hard match, but I have faith in Novak :)

Okonsky
06-23-2008, 10:52 PM
Or I'm lying:scratch:

Jelena_78
06-23-2008, 10:55 PM
Or I'm lying:scratch:

:scratch: Are you? :lol:

:wavey:

Okonsky
06-23-2008, 11:00 PM
:scratch: Are you? :lol:

:wavey:

No, why should I? Nobody pays me to do that:cool:

(Jelena, this is joke but you know 'u svakoj sali...).

:secret:I am pretty mad (ti si mi naisla kao kec na 10 da se iskukam)

Thanks for listening.

*Ljubica*
06-24-2008, 07:46 AM
I've heard just once 'Ajde Nole', he stopped, look at this female person *camera didn't zoom her* and continue to play. So, it was you Rose:angel:

:o Quite possibly :angel:

Jelena - yes - by the end - Nole was too good :worship: Wish I was there again today instead of at work :awww:

Lee
06-24-2008, 01:45 PM
Thanks fr the report Rosie!

neenah
06-24-2008, 02:38 PM
Rose, lovely report as usual :hug:

*Ljubica*
06-24-2008, 04:50 PM
Rose, lovely report as usual :hug:

Thanks :hug:

*Ljubica*
06-24-2008, 08:51 PM
Here is tomorrow's OOP. Nole - I'm scared :unsure:

Centre court 1.00 pm

Novak Djokovic (SRB)[3] v. Marat Safin (RUS)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[4] v. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v. Robin Soderling (SWE)

Björki
06-24-2008, 08:54 PM
adje Nole :bounce:

will you go again Rose?

*Ljubica*
06-24-2008, 09:01 PM
adje Nole :bounce:

will you go again Rose?

I really can't go tomorrow Peggy :sad: I have a very important meeting tomorrow morning that we all have to attend :rolleyes:, and because it's first match on, I wouldn't get up there and on Centre Court in time for the start of the match :sad: But the meeting should be over my 12.30pm so I will try my hardest to find some way of getting home to watch start of play. I honestly don't feel so well today - got some bad stomach cramps :awww: So I may be feeling worse by lunchtime tomorrow and go home :o

amdany
06-25-2008, 07:46 AM
Here is tomorrow's OOP. Nole - I'm scared :unsure:

Centre court 1.00 pm

Novak Djokovic (SRB)[3] v. Marat Safin (RUS)
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[4] v. Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] v. Robin Soderling (SWE)

I want Nole to win and I want Marat to win:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

*Ljubica*
06-25-2008, 07:51 AM
I want Nole to win and I want Marat to win:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

:awww: Well at least you know that whoever wins, you'll have someone to support in the next round! That's the way I always try and look at it when two of my faves play each other :) For me - there can only be one winner though - I shall cry otherwise :sad: So it's Ajde Nole :hug: (Sorry :o )

amdany
06-25-2008, 07:56 AM
:awww: Well at least you know that whoever wins, you'll have someone to support in the next round! That's the way I always try and look at it when two of my faves play each other :) For me - there can only be one winner though - I shall cry otherwise :sad: So it's Ajde Nole :hug: (Sorry :o )

exactly!!! and I agree with you there can only be one winner and it'll be Nole. I think he'll "destroy" Marat to be honest:o just like Marat did in 2005(6-0 6-2 6-1)

*Ljubica*
06-25-2008, 07:58 AM
exactly!!! and I agree with you there can only be one winner and it'll be Nole. I think he'll "destroy" Marat to be honest:o just like Marat did in 2005(6-0 6-2 6-1)

I wouldn't be so sure - I am actually really scared about this match :unsure: I know Marat has fallen on hard times - but he still has the talent to beat anyone on the right day, - and if Nole has one of his bad moments (like he did losing a set to Berrer on Monday :rolleyes: ) and gives Marat some confidence, then anything could happen.

amdany
06-25-2008, 08:02 AM
I wouldn't be so sure - I am actually really scared about this match :unsure: I know Marat has fallen on hard times - but he still has the talent to beat anyone on the right day, - and if Nole has one of his bad moments (like he did losing a set to Berrer on Monday :rolleyes: ) and gives Marat some confidence, then anything could happen.

well we'll see then but I think Nole will be really focused especially because it's Marat

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 08:39 AM
Morning All

Not that I'm shallow or anything but a feast for the eyes today...

*Ljubica*
06-25-2008, 08:45 AM
Morning All

Not that I'm shallow or anything but a feast for the eyes today...

:lol: You - shallow - never :rolls: Are you working from home today by any chance? :angel:

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 09:06 AM
How did you guess? You too?

Though have actually been sick for the last 2 days (honestly nasty stomach bug) so have hardly been on here at all.

*Ljubica*
06-25-2008, 09:28 AM
How did you guess? You too?

Though have actually been sick for the last 2 days (honestly nasty stomach bug) so have hardly been on here at all.

:awww: Get better soon - I missed you :hug:

And - as for me - well, I am at work at the moment, because I had something urgent I needed to come in and get done.............. but I was also genuinely feeling unwell yesterday (nothing major - just stomach cramps - being a woman sucks sometimes :spit: ) - so I've told them I'm going to sneak off at lunchtime and work from home this afternoon'. Dreadful, aren't we? :o

I wanted to go up to Wimby today, but because it's first match on, I wouldn't have got away from here on time to get there on time, - so it's good old BBC for me!

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 09:40 AM
Ahh thank you - and hope you're better soon too. Don't feel guilty - WAH can be very productive and as women we're good at multi-tasking too. We have to consider Nole's welfare after all.

Just read back through here; sounds like you had a great day Monday - thanks so much for the report.

He should be fine today. it's a slam so he should be focused and he shouldn't underestimate Safin, as he is wont to do with nobodies. And Marat is not what he was, to put it mildly...

*Ljubica*
06-25-2008, 09:53 AM
Ahh thank you - and hope you're better soon too. Don't feel guilty - WAH can be very productive and as women we're good at multi-tasking too. We have to consider Nole's welfare after all.

Just read back through here; sounds like you had a great day Monday - thanks so much for the report.

He should be fine today. it's a slam so he should be focused and he shouldn't underestimate Safin, as he is wont to do with nobodies. And Marat is not what he was, to put it mildly...

Absolutely - Nole's welfare comes first :) And if multi-tasking involves watching him, whilst lying on a couch drinking tea and eating chocolate biscuits - then I am very good at it :lol: And I agree about Safin - he sure isn't the force he was 6 or 7 years ago, but I still worry because he does have the talent to spring an upset now and again - just hope it isn't today.

arm
06-25-2008, 11:26 AM
He should be fine today. He takes Slams too seriously, there's no way he is losing today. ;)

Good morning :wavey:

SwedSerbia
06-25-2008, 11:40 AM
Ohh i´m nervous for the game today..

arm
06-25-2008, 11:56 AM
Ohh i´m nervous for the game today..

Don't be. :hug:

Lee
06-25-2008, 12:30 PM
My sister doesn't even have TSN in Canada :bigcry:

And the slamtracker/live score from Wimbledon doesn't work on my laptop. :banghead:

arm
06-25-2008, 12:31 PM
My sister doesn't even have TSN in Canada :bigcry:

And the slamtracker/live score from Wimbledon doesn't work on my laptop. :banghead:

I promise I'll be here and tell you every game. Ok? :hug:

Lee
06-25-2008, 12:51 PM
I promise I'll be here and tell you every game. Ok? :hug:

Thanks Raquel! :hug:

I don't think Dancevic is on a show court :awww: He won first set but down a break in 2nd. He better takes out Reynolds. :mad:

arm
06-25-2008, 12:55 PM
Thanks Raquel! :hug:

I don't think Dancevic is on a show court :awww: He won first set but down a break in 2nd. He better takes out Reynolds. :mad:

He better do it, Lee. :mad:

I was so happy when he beat nalby, so happy. :hug: First time I was so happy because of non Nole victory... :p

I almost forgot! It's wednesday, I am supposed to have lunch at my grandmother's... But Nole is playing, I can't go so I already called her. My father is going to kill me, but it's ok. I have to watch the match... :)

Lee
06-25-2008, 01:02 PM
He better do it, Lee. :mad:

I was so happy when he beat nalby, so happy. :hug: First time I was so happy because of non Nole victory... :p

He made the headline in local newspaper's sport section :lol:

I almost forgot! It's wednesday, I am supposed to have lunch at my grandmother's... But Nole is playing, I can't go so I already called her. My father is going to kill me, but it's ok. I have to watch the match... :)

Your grandmother will understand :tape: :hug:

Lee
06-25-2008, 01:04 PM
On another note, I am sitting in my sister's dining room surfing internet. My dog was really annoyed and started barking. I looked out and there's this beautiful fox on the driveway of my sister's place. I took a pic and it's too blurry :mad: My sister's dog didn't bother at all.

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 01:04 PM
They really should change Nole's ATP photo - seeing it blown up to that size on Centre is unfair to those of us already in a nervous state.

arm
06-25-2008, 01:07 PM
They really should change Nole's ATP photo - seeing it blown up to that size on Centre is unfair to those of us already in a nervous state.

But Nadal's is far worse. :lol:

Almost all pictures from ATP site are :silly:. :lol:


And Lee, she understands :) my father is te one who may not... :unsure:

arm
06-25-2008, 01:13 PM
I can't believe this! :mad: They are showing Ana here. :mad:

Lee
06-25-2008, 01:13 PM
And Lee, she understands :) my father is te one who may not... :unsure:

Then tell him your grandmother is happy not to see you this week ;)

jamjar
06-25-2008, 01:15 PM
I can't believe this! :mad: They are showing Ana here. :mad:

You could use this http://www.justin.tv/slazenger :shrug:

arm
06-25-2008, 01:15 PM
They have already left. My dada understood. :lol: he had no other choice. :lol:

It's 1-0 Nole and he saved 3 BP.

I can't believe I am paying for the channel and they are showing Ana. :mad:

arm
06-25-2008, 01:17 PM
You could use this http://www.justin.tv/slazenger :shrug:

That's the one I am using. :hug: Thank you.

But I really am :mad:... they are showing WTA instead of Nole, it's unforgivable.

I hope Ana wins quickly and then they will show Nole.

jamjar
06-25-2008, 01:24 PM
That's the one I am using. :hug: Thank you.

But I really am :mad:... they are showing WTA instead of Nole, it's unforgivable.

I hope Ana wins quickly and then they will show Nole.

Oh ok. I understand. Here, they always show Australians playing, no matter who else is playing at the same time. :rolleyes:
And WTA... even worse :rolleyes: Hopefully for you, Ana will finish quickly.

arm
06-25-2008, 01:25 PM
2-1 Nole

arm
06-25-2008, 01:28 PM
Damn! Anna was a break up but she has just been broken... :mad: End it already!

arm
06-25-2008, 01:31 PM
F*ck!

Anna has been broken, Nole has been broken (with a Double fault :mad:) and frank lost the second set!

Lee
06-25-2008, 01:35 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

arm
06-25-2008, 01:36 PM
3-3 He broke back but he is so :mad: at himself. he really is. :scared:

Lee
06-25-2008, 01:36 PM
At least Nole is back on track for the time being.

arm
06-25-2008, 01:38 PM
Safin broke him again!

Now Nole is not the only one who is :mad: at himself, I am too!

Lee
06-25-2008, 01:38 PM
Am I a prophet or not when I said "for the time being"? :mad:

arm
06-25-2008, 01:42 PM
:mad::mad::mad:

he is not good.. He isn't. :mad:

savesthedizzle
06-25-2008, 01:42 PM
I have a bad feeling :sad:

arm
06-25-2008, 01:43 PM
I think the 1st set is gone... But sometimes that what he needs. :shrug:

arm
06-25-2008, 01:45 PM
Ana is such a nice girl. Serving for the set and got broken. :mad: can't you help me a bit Ana? I want to wacth Nole!

Björki
06-25-2008, 01:45 PM
Nole :help:

arm
06-25-2008, 01:47 PM
Let's have a little faith! 0-30! Ajde Nole!

arm
06-25-2008, 01:51 PM
:help:

Forget the first set Nole. Fresh start!

Lee
06-25-2008, 01:51 PM
I am too nervous to follow Nole and it's worse when I found Frank is down a break in 3rd :smash:

savesthedizzle
06-25-2008, 01:51 PM
Come on Novak, turn this around.

If there is one player I cannot tolerate you losing to, it is Safin. Please don't do this to me today :sad:

Lee
06-25-2008, 01:52 PM
Oh great! :rolleyes:

Lee
06-25-2008, 01:53 PM
I think Raquel needs to update her sig :tape:

savesthedizzle
06-25-2008, 01:54 PM
0-30

Brilliant start. :mad: Why? WHY?

arm
06-25-2008, 01:54 PM
I am stuborn! I won't change it because he is winning this match in 4 sets! Do you hear be Nole? :mad:

arm
06-25-2008, 01:56 PM
1-0! Let's go Nole!!!!!!!!!!!! Pleaaaaaaase!

Lee
06-25-2008, 01:57 PM
I am stuborn! I won't change it because he is winning this match in 4 sets! Do you hear be Nole? :mad:

:o But he already lost another set :tape:

savesthedizzle
06-25-2008, 01:57 PM
If it goes to tiebreaks that would be super because I know Marat fans say he never wins tiebreaks. :lol:

Lee
06-25-2008, 01:58 PM
I don't like the look of it but it seemed there's an injury timeout between Reynolds and Dancevic at 4-3 3rd set and I had the sinking feeling that's Frank who needed medical attention :sad:

arm
06-25-2008, 02:00 PM
:o But he already lost another set :tape:

:smash: I forgot about that. Nole's fault.

Come on Nole and Frank! :hug::hug:

arm
06-25-2008, 02:03 PM
I think I need a "caipirinha". :help:

http://www.casaclub.com.br/fotos/albums/tour/caipirinha.jpg

Lee
06-25-2008, 02:07 PM
How long will the Good Marat shows up? :help:

arm
06-25-2008, 02:08 PM
:shrug:

Amazing! Both Ana and dancevic lost the set. :help:

PennyThePenguin
06-25-2008, 02:10 PM
oooh!! they're showing a little novak interview on star sports :D novak skiing :lol: and the RG karaoke vid :tape:

Lee
06-25-2008, 02:12 PM
Frank I don't have much hope but Ana is a total meltdown after so many chances to serve for the set.

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 02:12 PM
*Pops in quickly for moral support*

All credit to Marat but this is some of the worst Nole's played this year. Will the real Mr Djokovic please take to the court.

arm
06-25-2008, 02:13 PM
And I need Ana's match to win wuickly so that I can watch Nole!

Frank can still do it!

arm
06-25-2008, 02:14 PM
*Pops in quickly for moral support*

All credit to Marat but this is some of the worst Nole's played this year. Will the real Mr Djokovic please take to the court.

:hug: I was thinking abou you! remember the Janko - Nole match? :hug:

arm
06-25-2008, 02:18 PM
At least he is not struggling to win his service games.

zerocool_
06-25-2008, 02:20 PM
Worst display from Novak this year :/ But he will pull this one :)

arm
06-25-2008, 02:21 PM
^^^I so hope you're right!

Ajde Nole!!! Win the next 2 games!

Lee
06-25-2008, 02:22 PM
:help: Marat plays better and better. Nole better catch up FAST!

arm
06-25-2008, 02:23 PM
One more game!

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 02:24 PM
:hug: I was thinking abou you! remember the Janko - Nole match? :hug:

Thank you :hug: in return.

I did feel he would turn the Janko match round though but he has not got a clue today and looks totally negative and spaced out. He's barely got any of Safin's 1st serves back. On the plus side he is as you say holding his own better. Have you got coverage yet?

savesthedizzle
06-25-2008, 02:24 PM
I don't want to watch stupid Hewitt ESPN.

jamjar
06-25-2008, 02:27 PM
I don't want to watch stupid Hewitt ESPN.

:rolls: Join the club. :lol:

Lee
06-25-2008, 02:27 PM
He hardly does any damage to Safin's serve. :help:

savesthedizzle
06-25-2008, 02:28 PM
ESPN hasn't shown a single point of the second set. I hate them.

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 02:29 PM
Believe me - this is painful to see right now. Nole looks like he's been doped.

Don't want to ill-wish Safin - I've always liked him - but we need a Marat-meltdown right now.

savesthedizzle
06-25-2008, 02:29 PM
Safin is my least liked player... seriously Novak can't do this to me. :bigcry:

arm
06-25-2008, 02:31 PM
:help::help: Come on Nole!

arm
06-25-2008, 02:33 PM
Tiebreak :help:

neenah
06-25-2008, 02:33 PM
:help:

I have the option of checking to see if this is on livestream to watch for 20 minutes before I leave but I think I'll hold off.

I like Marat but...it's kind of early :awww: Also, I wanted Federer/Djokovic on grass...

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 02:34 PM
:help::help: Come on Nole!

Please change your sig - you're jinxing him.:o

neenah
06-25-2008, 02:35 PM
Please change your sig - you're jinxing him.:o

I was just thinking this :o

Raquel :hug:

Edit: Wouldn't that make it Lee's fault? :p Lee :hug: I don't blame either of you, of course :)

Lee
06-25-2008, 02:36 PM
There's an idiot from China who keeps posting score on JustinTV. :smash:

arm
06-25-2008, 02:36 PM
Done! :bigcry:

arm
06-25-2008, 02:38 PM
This is bad. This is really bad. :help:

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 02:39 PM
Thank you!! I think it's too late though...

Mind you; on this form perish the thought he should play Fed.

arm
06-25-2008, 02:39 PM
I need a shower. I need. Be back in 10 minutes. :bugcry:

savesthedizzle
06-25-2008, 02:40 PM
My mother is pissed off at me because I'm mad at Novak.

And I am furious at Novak.

I am about to cry I think. I would rather him lose 30 times to Kevin Anderson than once to Safin. :sad:

neenah
06-25-2008, 02:42 PM
My mother is pissed off at me because I'm mad at Novak.

And I am furious at Novak.

I am about to cry I think. I would rather him lose 30 times to Kevin Anderson than once to Safin. :sad:

Jess :hug: Just remind yourself of what Safin's done in the past few months (not much :p) maybe you'll feel better.

I'm really disappointed. I wanted to see Nole go further.

Lee
06-25-2008, 02:43 PM
Frank lost. Nole down 0-2. Great! :p

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 02:43 PM
Well I guess we are due one GS howler this year. But he just looks so out of it - he's not fired up at all.

jamjar
06-25-2008, 02:46 PM
He hasn't lost yet, people. Come on Nole! :clap2:

arm
06-25-2008, 02:47 PM
I am back. And I am about to cry as well.

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 02:47 PM
McEnroe just summed it up:

- He's underestimated Safin - thought he'd implode
- He's not winning the groundstroke rallies and he's finding he's nowhere near good enough at the net.
- He's not serving at all well

In short - he's bamboozled.

savesthedizzle
06-25-2008, 02:48 PM
Hi guys- just popped in to say "I knew this would happen" :sad: And - don't worry Jess - I already am crying. I don't dislike Safin, but I wanted Nole to win so much - and I can't begin to think about the sh*t that will be on MTF later,- unless Federer and Nadal lose as well. I actually feel sick. This is really,really bad - and all my fault for not going up there today.

F*** Safin, f*** MTF - f*** tennis :bigcry:

I hate how up Safin's ass all of MTF is going to be. It's going to be all of the same worshipping that makes me dislike the guy in the first place. Oh how charming he is, oh how talented he is. If Safin only cared, he would be better than Federer, Laver, Borg and Sampras combined :worship: Safin is the sun, the moon, the stars. He turns water in wine, this Safin. All hail Safin!

That is how GM is going to be, and I can't handle that.

jitterbug
06-25-2008, 02:48 PM
Awful day for both Nole and Ana today...

arm
06-25-2008, 02:49 PM
I don't think I am capable of following this anymore. :bigcry:

arm
06-25-2008, 02:50 PM
Hi guys- just popped in to say "I knew this would happen" :sad: And - don't worry Jess - I already am crying. I don't dislike Safin, but I wanted Nole to win so much - and I can't begin to think about the sh*t that will be on MTF later,- unless Federer and Nadal lose as well. I actually feel sick. This is really,really bad - and all my fault for not going up there today.

F*** Safin, f*** MTF - f*** tennis :bigcry:

HE IS STILL GOING TO WIN. :mad::hug:

jitterbug
06-25-2008, 02:51 PM
Did somebody effing voodoo the Serbs today or what? :mad: Ana is losing.. 2 match points against her!

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 02:52 PM
I hate how up Safin's ass all of MTF is going to be. It's going to be all of the same worshipping that makes me dislike the guy in the first place. Oh how charming he is, oh how talented he is. If Safin only cared, he would be better than Federer, Laver, Borg and Sampras combined :worship: Safin is the sun, the moon, the stars. He turns water in wine, this Safin. All hail Safin!

That is how GM is going to be, and I can't handle that.

Know what you mean. :worship: - I feel just the same.

But just avoid GM for a while and divorce the player from the 'fans'. Have to do it all the time with Fed and I still like him.

*Ljubica*
06-25-2008, 02:53 PM
I hate how up Safin's ass all of MTF is going to be. It's going to be all of the same worshipping that makes me dislike the guy in the first place. Oh how charming he is, oh how talented he is. If Safin only cared, he would be better than Federer, Laver, Borg and Sampras combined :worship: Safin is the sun, the moon, the stars. He turns water in wine, this Safin. All hail Safin!

That is how GM is going to be, and I can't handle that.

:awww: Yes - they are pretty bad about him - but - to be honest - I can take that - I just can't take the gloating, and hating and bitching they'll be against Novak.

And I can't watch it much anymore either :sad: I hardly ever come onto the Internet when I'm realy into a match - but I just couldn't do this one alone.

Herdwick
06-25-2008, 02:53 PM
HE IS STILL GOING TO WIN. :mad::hug:

Err...will you tell her or shall I?

savesthedizzle
06-25-2008, 02:54 PM
Ana can save my day if she wins. :awww:

Ilija could be the only Serb in the third round :bigcry:

I just really can't handle today.