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kalisita
07-31-2008, 05:53 PM
To the coverage-blessed people out there, how is Nole doing? Has he upped his game (which wouldn't be hard to do from yesterday) or is Seppi just playing poorly?

Seppi hasn't held serve all match. I think Nole is playing better. He's being more aggressive and dominating play. He's taking advantage of how crappy Seppi's serve is. His serve is slightly better than last match, only 1 DF. This is a pretty easy match for him, but let's hope it gets him some more confidence since he is playing with more energy than last match. He'll need to be confident against Gulbis.

camnation
07-31-2008, 05:56 PM
Seppi hasn't held serve all match. I think Nole is playing better. He's being more aggressive and dominating play. He's taking advantage of how crappy Seppi's serve is. His serve is slightly better than last match, only 1 DF. This is a pretty easy match for him, but let's hope it gets him some more confidence since he is playing with more energy than last match. He'll need to be confident against Gulbis.
Thanks for your response! And I agree, Gulbis will not be an easy match tomorrow (assuming that Nole wins today of course! :angel:).

Herdwick
07-31-2008, 06:01 PM
How's life up Mt Teide then?

He is looking much better - moving better and FH is hitting the lines again but Seppi could scarely be playing much worse and is injured. So let's hold the celebrations...Ernie was looking good in parts today.

kalisita
07-31-2008, 06:06 PM
How's life up Mt Teide then?

He is looking much better - moving better and FH is hitting the lines again but Seppi could scarely be playing much worse and is injured. So let's hold the celebrations...Ernie was looking good in parts today.

Hopefully, this will get his confidence up, though. Gulbis also looked inconsistent. It took him 3 to beat Blake today and Acasuso beat him in Toronto in a match he should have won. I agree, it will be difficult, but I'm feeling better about it right now than I was before this match.

arm
07-31-2008, 06:08 PM
How's life up Mt Teide then?

He is looking much better - moving better and FH is hitting the lines again but Seppi could scarely be playing much worse and is injured. So let's hold the celebrations...Ernie was looking good in parts today.

I am so glad to hear that. :D Tomorrow I will watch his match! :D My flight is in the morning, so I will be in Coimbra around 1PM. :D If he wins, who is he playing tomorrow?

Mt Teide is great. :lol: I have a lot to tell you and I have even been taking special photos to post here -besides the regular ones.

Miss you :hug: ( 5 more minutes :sad:)

kalisita
07-31-2008, 06:09 PM
I am so glad to hear that. :D Tomorrow I will watch his match! :D My flight is in the morning, so I will be in Coimbra around 1PM. :D If h wns, who is he playing tomorrow?

MT Teide is great. :lol: I ave a lot to tell you and I have even been taking special pictures to post here -besides the regular ones.

Miss you :hug: ( 5 more minutes :sad:)

He plays Gulbis next.

Herdwick
07-31-2008, 06:09 PM
:wavey: Will be good to have you back.

Gulbis tomorrow, all being well.

arm
07-31-2008, 06:13 PM
He plays Gulbis next.

:wavey: Will be good to have you back.

Gulbis tomorrow, all being well.

Will be good to be back. :hug:

Gulbis? :unsure: It should be ok, I'll be able to watch. :lol:

2 more minutes, bye everyone, I'll probably be back later today after packing but most of you will be already sleeping.

So I guess I will talk to you all from Coimbra tomorrow. :hug:

amdany
07-31-2008, 06:15 PM
:woohoo:

Herdwick
07-31-2008, 06:15 PM
And we smile with relief. 6-1 6-2

Safe trip home.

Looks like the temp in Cincy is nudging 40C

amdany
07-31-2008, 06:19 PM
it must be really tough to play in these conditions:sad:, it's nearly 35C in here too, too hot for me:rolleyes:

Manon
07-31-2008, 06:40 PM
38 amdany.

Well Nole that's you again:worship: I know Seppi is injured or something but Novak had this eyes today.

Manon
07-31-2008, 06:42 PM
Babygro alert but this time with the orange. The white is definitely a better combination.

C. Disagree. Great red T-shirt. I like this. I want to have one. Can somebody buy me?

Jelena_78
07-31-2008, 06:56 PM
C. Disagree. Great red T-shirt. I like this. I want to have one. Can somebody buy me?

If you go to his site, you will read that the shop with his products will be opened soon in New Belgrade...so maybe there will be the outfits he wears too :p ;)

I like blue/white combo better...but I hope he completely changes it for USO...last year it was great :)

Raquel, safe trip, talk to you soon :hug:

Novak played much better...it will be tough tomorrow, Erno is in good form, but I'm optimistic :)

Ajdeeeee!! :clap2:

Bye :wavey:

Herdwick
07-31-2008, 07:07 PM
The orange would be fine with black or white shorts and the blue is rendered tolerable with a white shirt but please not orange and blue worn together :banghead:

We're are stuck with the orange and blue for the USO; there's a green and black combo as well. I preferred the AO outfits.

Light-hearted optimism prevalis tonight anyway. Andy is squashing Dima so Rose will be in deep gloom alas. Jury is still out on Fed but am so glad I don't have to watch Karlovic everyday.

*Ljubica*
07-31-2008, 07:10 PM
Good evening sweet people :wavey:

First- and most important - Raquel :hug: Sorry I missed you - have a safe journey home tomorrow. Thanks for the PM - will reply by the time you get home :hug:

Second - and almost as important ;) Nole :woohoo: Yes Seppi was obviously injured in some way,- but Nole kept his focus, and played as well as he had to to get off court as quickly as possible. A win is a win :) I thought he looked brighter and generally happier - maybe he knows Raquel will be back to cheer him on soon :)

Misha - you truly do not want an orange T-shirt like that? Surely :help: The blue and white one would be much nicer :)

To everyone else - dobro veče :wavey:

Random fangirl moments.............

Dima :help: :sobbing: :awww: Why couldn't you win - you are MUCH prettier than Murray :angel:

Sky camaramen - next time Nole changes his shirt - please can you focus on him, and not some boring Trainer in an injury time-out?

Manon
07-31-2008, 07:23 PM
Girls don't have good taste as men. Proved by me:)

Jelena, I want you to buy me one. All of you. Rose, Herdwick, orange? I see red (am I blindless?)

And Rose, Dima, Davydenko and Soderling took all my money again. Like Roger 41.800 last week. I want money!

And did you see umpire made a joke about 'orange' T-shirt'.

*Ljubica*
07-31-2008, 07:27 PM
Girls don't have good taste as men. Proved by me:)

Jelena, I want you to buy me one. All of you. Rose, Herdwick, orange? I see red (am I blindless?)

And Rose, Dima, Davydenko and Soderling took all my money again. Like Roger 41.800 last week. I want money!

And did you see umpire made a joke about 'orange' T-shirt'.

:lol: Don't worry - when I first saw that T-shirt I thought it was red too :o I was watching on Bet365 (against Dancevic), and I am saying the red T-shirt, when everyone else is saying it is orange :o No -I missed the Umpire joke :sad:

As for betting on Dima - NEVER bet on Dima - I adore him - but he is not predictable - and he has a bad head-to-head against Murray. Bet on Karlovic against Federer - much safer bet.

Btw - aren't you meant to buy a T-shirt for Jelena and not the other way around? :angel:

Manon
07-31-2008, 07:31 PM
See my 2 dolars here:(

T-shirt - I am joking, course, I like the colour.

*Ljubica*
07-31-2008, 07:39 PM
See my 2 dolars here:(

T-shirt - I am joking, course, I like the colour.

:awww::hug: In some places 2 dollars is a fortune:) Always look on the bright side - remember :)

Jelena_78
07-31-2008, 07:42 PM
Girls don't have good taste as men. Proved by me:)

Jelena, I want you to buy me one. All of you. Rose, Herdwick, orange? I see red (am I blindless?)

And Rose, Dima, Davydenko and Soderling took all my money again. Like Roger 41.800 last week. I want money!

And did you see umpire made a joke about 'orange' T-shirt'.

I haven't seen that moment :p

Misha, you bet??! :aplot: I used to, but not anymore...I used to bet on football and tennis...was pretty successful, have to admit :) My first (and last) money on Novak was RG'06.vs Gonzalez...it was 3.5 on Novak, I put 25 euros and won 87,5...so I was 62,5 euros in plus...:o I haven't 'played' on him since,don't know why.
Me??! To buy you one?? :rolls: I would buy you white/blue, not orange :nerner: And YES, it's orange, not red!
( or sth in between as I tried to show here: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=120318&page=2 ;) - still think it's orange)

:wavey:

Manon
07-31-2008, 07:42 PM
'Ministry walking':lol: I love - 'Always look the bright sight of lifee, fju, fju...'

Manon
07-31-2008, 07:44 PM
I haven't seen that moment :p

Misha, you bet??! :aplot: I used to, but not anymore...I used to bet on football and tennis...was pretty successful, have to admit :) My first (and last) money on Novak was RG'06.vs Gonzalez...it was 3.5 on Novak, I put 25 euros and won 85...so I was 60 euros in plus...:o I haven't 'played' on him since,don't know why.
Me??! To buy you one?? :rolls: I would buy you white/blue, not orange :nerner: And YES, it's orange, not red!

:wavey:

Oh yes, I am addicted to soccer betings (in real life). You know how is it in Serbia. 2nd Holland league is my fav fridays. 3+ all and good money for Premiership saturdays:)

Herdwick
07-31-2008, 07:46 PM
:wavey:

Bit distracted - am willing Roger on here. He's just broken - back after match.

*Ljubica*
07-31-2008, 07:49 PM
:wavey:

Bit distracted - am willing Roger on here. He's just broken - back after match.

I'm cheering for Roger too :sad: But I worry about him :awww: He is not the "real" Roger anymore, is he?

Jelena :wavey: I would buy him a blue one too :lol:

Jelena_78
07-31-2008, 08:03 PM
I'm cheering for Roger too :sad: But I worry about him :awww: He is not the "real" Roger anymore, is he?

:awww: It hurts watching him like that...some will disagree, but I think that till the start of 2008. everything was perfect...with that I also mean his health, his body...total perfection (or almost)...but when that m happened...the whole 'perfect system' of his was derailed how to say... and it's not the Roger we've known for the last couple of years...honestly I think (if he's healthy) he'll be back stronger in '09., although some people think this is the end... I don't.
And the season is so damn overscheduled and tough for all of them...so many injuries and illnesses :awww:

Jelena :wavey: I would buy him a blue one too :lol:

:wavey: :lol: He won't get the orange from me

I have a good feeling about Novak this week...but I better keep my mouth shut...we'll see ;)

Manon
07-31-2008, 08:08 PM
I have a good feeling about Novak this week...but I better keep my mouth shut...we'll see ;)

Shhh please, (da ne ureknemo):hug:


I'm cheering for Roger too :sad: But I worry about him :awww: He is not the "real" Roger anymore, is he?



I fee sorry for him too. But more annoying for me is this muscle-testosteron-feromon-whatever player.

Roger will be back soon, I am sure.

*Ljubica*
07-31-2008, 08:34 PM
Shhh please, (da ne ureknemo):hug:




I fee sorry for him too. But more annoying for me is this muscle-testosteron-feromon-whatever player.

Roger will be back soon, I am sure.

:awww: I actually kind of like Karlovic:o Not his game of course - that is so boring........ but I've met him many tmes on my tennis travels, and he is a really nice guy - very quiet and somewhat shy- and a real gentleman. And his wife is a lovely lady too. So I can't be annoyed by him - even though I want Roger to win - if that makes sense :lol:

*Ljubica*
07-31-2008, 08:37 PM
:awww: It hurts watching him like that...some will disagree, but I think that till the start of 2008. everything was perfect...with that I also mean his health, his body...total perfection (or almost)...but when that m happened...the whole 'perfect system' of his was derailed how to say... and it's not the Roger we've known for the last couple of years...honestly I think (if he's healthy) he'll be back stronger in '09., although some people think this is the end... I don't.
And the season is so damn overscheduled and tough for all of them...so many injuries and illnesses :awww:



:wavey: :lol: He won't get the orange from me

I have a good feeling about Novak this week...but I better keep my mouth shut...we'll see ;)

Yes - I think you're right about Roger. I had mono when I was at Uni - I was really ill for a few months and it took almost a year for me to feel 100%, - and I was obviously not a professional athlete pushing my body to the highest level like he is. I can't imagine how weak he must still feel,- and that has derailed his entire year.

I hope he does come back in 2009 - much as I adore Nole, I would like to see Roger get his record Grand Slams :)

Herdwick
07-31-2008, 08:48 PM
And it came to pass...this is not good. I wanted a titanic three way tussle at the top, not Fed rolling over and out of contention. Nothing against Karlovic but...

arm
07-31-2008, 08:48 PM
Girls don't have good taste as men. Proved by me:)Jelena, I want you to buy me one. All of you. Rose, Herdwick, orange? I see red (am I blindless?)

And Rose, Dima, Davydenko and Soderling took all my money again. Like Roger 41.800 last week. I want money!

And did you see umpire made a joke about 'orange' T-shirt'.

:haha: You have to be a brave man to say that ina thread where almost everyone is female. :rolleyes:

Nole :woohoo: :hug:

Herdwick
07-31-2008, 08:50 PM
It's back! Hello you - behaved yourself?

smileitsmyan
07-31-2008, 08:52 PM
well that was an emphatic win! too bad I was stuck at stupid work when it was being played :( maybe they'll have a rerun on the Tennis Channel? :D

arm
07-31-2008, 08:55 PM
It's back! Hello you - behaved yourself?

Talking to me? :rolleyes: I always behave. :lol: Ask Rose.. Apart from that blonde young Brit I met. ;) No more details. :p Just kidding.

I had to come to check the final result. :D

Bye bye! :hug:

Herdwick
07-31-2008, 08:59 PM
Course you do :devil: I speak but in jest.

Seriously is Tenerife so devoid of excitement that we're the best entertainment you can find at 23:00?

More good news from Sky :kiss: they are showing all the QF tomorrow.

njnetswill
07-31-2008, 08:59 PM
If only Novak got Davydenko's spot in the draw. :o

Gulbis should be a three set thriller.

I actually like the orange and light blue. I wish I could pull off those colors. :p

Novak looks best in black though. Black is clean and sleek, and it brings out his dark eyes. ;)

Manon
07-31-2008, 09:13 PM
It's back!

:haha::haha::haha::haha:

Rose, I didn't mean Karlovic, I like him too, I meant this buldozer thing alien.

Herdwick
07-31-2008, 09:18 PM
And I meant Raquel!

Aww - meanie. Rafa sends love to all here.

*Ljubica*
07-31-2008, 09:22 PM
:haha::haha::haha::haha:

Rose, I didn't mean Karlovic, I like him too, I meant this buldozer thing alien.

:lol: Ooops -sorry - I thought you were being mean to my friend Ivo :o I like Ivo :awww: About the other -I totally agree with you 100%.

Herdwick my dear :wavey: You are more than welcome to keep all his love to yourself ;)

Raquel - I keep on missing you here :awww:

Herdwick
07-31-2008, 09:26 PM
I shall stoutly defend Rafakins here against all slights. (Though am actually starting to feel he's won enough this year now.)

So in Herdwick world Roger regains form and gets the Olympic gold but loses a legendary 5 set final to Nole at the USO.

*Ljubica*
07-31-2008, 09:40 PM
I shall stoutly defend Rafakins here against all slights. (Though am actually starting to feel he's won enough this year now.)

So in Herdwick world Roger regains form and gets the Olympic gold but loses a legendary 5 set final to Nole at the USO.

He's won more than enough for the next 3 years :angel:

As for Herdwick world - hmmmm - I think I'd prefer the other way around - Nole would so love the Olympic Gold, whereas Roger needs another GS towards his record :) His 14th can then be RG next year - beating Nadal with a triple bagel in the Final :tape: Nole will win the other 3 GS titles in 2009! I can dream can't I?

Manon
07-31-2008, 09:47 PM
To make some things clear here - Herdwick, you like Rafa? I wanna know coz I have to be nice in that case:)

Rose, sorry for Dimiry:)

*Ljubica*
07-31-2008, 09:53 PM
To make some things clear here - Herdwick, you like Rafa? I wanna know coz I have to be nice in that case:)

Rose, sorry for Dimiry:)

Thanks :hug: Dmitry was never going to beat Murray though :shrug: He has a bad record against him - so I didn't expect much. One never does with him :o

And please feel free to be as nasty about The Thing as you want as far as I am concerned :angel:

Anyway - I am going to bed now -so speak tomorrow I'm sure :) I have been told to say Laku noć & slatki snovi! I hope I got it right :hug:

Manon
07-31-2008, 09:57 PM
Right Rose. Sweet dreams:hug:

*Ljubica*
07-31-2008, 10:00 PM
Right Rose. Sweet dreams:hug:

Between you and Alex, you are teaching me well :) Behave yourself here whilst I am gone :p :hug:

Manon
07-31-2008, 10:05 PM
I'll be :angel:, promise.

neenah
07-31-2008, 10:12 PM
Okay, Rafa's had enough success for the time being, Nole for the title (if I can't have Federer :sobbing:)

Pepi.
07-31-2008, 11:02 PM
Well done Nole :yeah: :banana:

kalisita
07-31-2008, 11:44 PM
Nole's scheduled 3rd on center tomorrow (with matches starting at 12 local time).

Both ESPN2 and TTC are covering tomorrow's matches in the US, but I don't think either will be providing coverage during Nole's match! :mad:

(edit: I just saw The Tennis Channel is covering a QF at 9 pm, so I'll probably be able to see it about 3 hrs after it's done. Wonderful.)

Lee
08-01-2008, 04:06 AM
Girls don't have good taste as men. Proved by me:)

*clears throat* Jess, Larah and I all like that shirt. :p

Jelena, I want you to buy me one. All of you. Rose, Herdwick, orange? I see red (am I blindless?)

Blame your TV. It's orange!

And did you see umpire made a joke about 'orange' T-shirt'.

No :(

To make some things clear here - Herdwick, you like Rafa? I wanna know coz I have to be nice in that case:)


I am not a Rafatard or his big fan but I like him too. So would you be nice in this case? :tape:

Lee
08-01-2008, 04:08 AM
Back to today's match. I watched the first set and then the 2nd set on tape. He's more relax out there. Of course, having an opponent with crappy serve definitely helped but IMO, he's more confident. He seemed to find his range on his FH and BH. And he definitely has his serve back to about 80%.

Lee
08-01-2008, 04:22 AM
Novak will play at the hottest time of the day, like Federer/Karlovic match today and I am a bit scared. At least he didn't spend too much time on court today. :scared:

Lee
08-01-2008, 04:28 AM
Nole's scheduled 3rd on center tomorrow (with matches starting at 12 local time).

Both ESPN2 and TTC are covering tomorrow's matches in the US, but I don't think either will be providing coverage during Nole's match! :mad:

(edit: I just saw The Tennis Channel is covering a QF at 9 pm, so I'll probably be able to see it about 3 hrs after it's done. Wonderful.)

I really hope so and I can't believe that ESPN will show Moya vs Murray instead of Novak vs Gulbis :shrug:

smileitsmyan
08-01-2008, 04:30 AM
Back to today's match. I watched the first set and then the 2nd set on tape. He's more relax out there. Of course, having an opponent with crappy serve definitely helped but IMO, he's more confident. He seemed to find his range on his FH and BH. And he definitely has his serve back to about 80%.

Is that based on his match against Seppi?? Ugh I'm getting really annoyed because I keep missing his matches because my shitty job that I want to quit keeps getting in the way :( Anyway that's a relief to hear about his serve being back up to 80%...god the last few matches that I've seen his serve was really worrying-he was barely getting 50%. Actually, come to think of it, I don't think he even got 50% of first serves in against Murray :awww: I just watched some brief highlights of his match today and his body language still isn't normal but he seems a hell of a lot more chilled out and just more like Nole today than I've seen him in weeks :)

Lee
08-01-2008, 04:37 AM
Yes, that's my observation from today's match.

His serve is better today and I think he hit more aces than before. May be it's the opponent but the speed, angle and placing are pretty good, not as good as last year but definitely better than the matches in Toronto.

His smile is much better after today's match during the on-court interview. He sounded like he's happy with his performance. He knew he's not 100% but he played better.

but-it's-ok
08-01-2008, 09:02 AM
I'm just looking forward to the match,being a big fan of Gulbis too,he and Nole are good friends,I demand that the winner of the match wins the Cincinatti title:armed::fiery: We need someone else to win a big title other than errr Nadal:D

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 09:13 AM
Morning

Agree - Rafa's won enough now. Of course I want Nole to win here and carry triumphantly on to the USO but Ernie is really growing on me too. He would grace the top 10 far better than Blake and few others. He reminds me of a startled fawn.

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 11:29 AM
I like Ernie too :) And I'm with Di - whoever wins this match MUST go on to win the title:)

"Startled fawn" :awww: I think you're right though Herdwick - he does - he's got really huge expressive eyes :hearts:

Hopefully it won't be too hot when Nole plays - if it's 3rd match on (and they start slightly later than usual today) I imagine it wil start about 6.00pm in the evening their time, which has got to be better than 1.00pm or 2.00pm like the last couple of days. But - why oh WHY has Nadal got the match again? That is do unfair on all the others, and it's not like Lapentti is exactly going to be a great and close opponent for him :rolleyes:

Manon
08-01-2008, 11:40 AM
Morning

Agree - Rafa's won enough now. Of course I want Nole to win here and carry triumphantly on to the USO but Ernie is really growing on me too. He would grace the top 10 far better than Blake and few others. He reminds me of a startled fawn.

I like Ernie too :) And I'm with Di - whoever wins this match MUST go on to win the title:)

"Startled fawn" :awww: I think you're right though Herdwick - he does - he's got really huge expressive eyes :hearts:

I'm just looking forward to the match,being a big fan of Gulbis too,he and Nole are good friends,I demand that the winner of the match wins the Cincinatti title:armed::fiery: We need someone else to win a big title other than errr Nadal:D

Quick hello Herdwick, Rose, Di:hug:

I don't wan't to sence defe(a)tism here! Betting here in Belgrade on Novak is 1.45 (on MTF 1.25) so our guy is clear favorite (I hope so he will show us why).

:wavey:

As for Ernests - next time:cool:

Pepi.
08-01-2008, 11:41 AM
Good luck Nole :)

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 11:48 AM
:wavey:
Working on the idea that even Rafa must surely be getting tired - he's been Duracell bunny-like since end April - I have a sneaking feeling Andy may get this one.

Am not convinced either Nole or Ernie are consistent or mentally robust enough at present to take Rafa down at present though. Although reasoned analysis says the same about Andy.

but-it's-ok
08-01-2008, 11:56 AM
Its weird on Ernie's forum we have been saying he looks like half-startled,like a deer:awww: Have any of you been lurking there and seen that? And I agree that Ernie needs a lot of work mentally,I think to take it point by point,and not rush into errors,he gets so impatient,thats where Nole has a huge advantage, he has way better ideas how to construct a point tactically and is prepared to hit more balls to get the job done. I just hope for a really good match,with a lovely, friendly ending like in Paris;)

The only worrying thing for purely Nole fans here is that Ernests is in the quarter-finals without playing well:tape:

Misha:hug: I'm with you in what you say;)

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 12:11 PM
Sorry Di - I haven't lurked in Ernie's Forum for a while:o Just running out of time :sad: But maybe Herdwick has:)

Misha my darling :wavey::kiss: Are you planning to be our little resident ray of sunshine whilst Raquel is on holiday? Hope the betting people are right anyway.

Herdwick- I somehow never see Nadal running out of energy :rolleyes: :spit:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 12:21 PM
Think I've only been in Ernie's forum once during RG. But it's a fairly obvious simile so not that much imagination is required.

Rosie and others - please don't be mean. Unless and until no insinuations please - it is not fair and he doesn't deserve them.

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 12:26 PM
Think I've only been in Ernie's forum once during RG. But it's a fairly obvious simile so not that much imagination is required.

Rosie and others - please don't be mean. Unless and until no insinuations please - it is not fair and he doesn't deserve them.

Sorry :hug: Strangely, in my last post I was even thinking the "obvious" insinuation - admit I often am, but not on that occasion :angel:

So are you cheering for Murray if Nole and Ernie fail?

Manon
08-01-2008, 12:38 PM
Misha my darling :wavey::kiss: Are you planning to be our little resident ray of sunshine whilst Raquel is on holiday? Hope the betting people are right anyway.



No, just noticed sawan took some Serb girls under his knees and I don't like it. Anyway Raquel, as far I know, today arrives in Coimbra (Rose, flowers are growing - good thing).

Herdwick - If you mean Andy I want you to know that if not Novak Murray must be winner of this Cinci (wishful thinking maybe but I'm entitle to cheer for him).

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 12:44 PM
I wondered too initially, particularly around the Fuentes expose and trawled for reliable evidence, as opposed to rumour and web conspiracy. I concluded there was absolutely none and this was when I disliked him intensely, ie before Wimbledon 2007. From what I've learned of his character and family it also seems unlikely. Therefore he must get the benefit of the doubt in its best form - anything else is rank injustice.

Will cheer for Andy to get the final certainly - he has every chance now and since I've been blessed with Sky's red button I can get his matches without commentary which helps a great deal! If it's a Rafa - Andy final that'll be difficult - I'll be happy for either one to win - but yes, if Andy plays like he did last week I'll probably come down in his corner.

Manon
08-01-2008, 12:57 PM
Andy is in life form (at least this is his best ever).

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 01:23 PM
Andy is in life form (at least this is his best ever).

True.

For that I shall forgive your cardinal sin in your PM.:p Nole handled Montreal last year with great dignity and so shall I. ;)

arm
08-01-2008, 01:25 PM
I am home! :D Well, not really at home, but I am in Coimbra so it feels like home! ;)

Time to eat something, be back in a few minutes. :hug:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 01:35 PM
Welcome back - just in time; we'll need you tonight.

Manon
08-01-2008, 01:37 PM
True.

For that I shall forgive your cardinal sin in your PM.:p Nole handled Montreal last year with great dignity and so shall I. ;)

What have I done? Teasing, ha? I was almost googleing dictionaries for blessing words:o

Kid's back:hug:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 01:39 PM
Called me English! ;) There's only 5 million of us (and dropping fast) but we get very touchy. Ask Andy!

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 01:47 PM
OMG! Misha :help: Calling Herdwick English is almost as much of a sin as calling Kitinov a Serb :o

Raquel - welcome back sweetie :wavey:

Misha- good to see you're being a "protector" again -a true gentleman :hatoff:

arm
08-01-2008, 01:48 PM
I wasn't so hungry after all. The plane food sucked, as usual, but I ate a banana I had brought from the Hotel. Actually, the Canarians will kill me if they hear me call that fruit "banana". They say their "bananas" are better so they call them "plátanos". So here is my correction: I ate a plátano. :lol:

As I told you before - did I? I think I did, but not sure - the island is very strange and different. Apart from teh language and the love the people show to their land, I never felt like I really was in Spain. :lol:

First of all, the climate is wonderful. I never felt cold or hot. :shrug: It's just amazing! As for the beaches, well the sand is balck/dark, because it is a volcanic island. My parents didn't like the beach - they are used to the Alagarve, Mallorca or Cuba's beaches - and so am I, but I actually liked the beach. It's different. :lol: But I am not a beach lover, so I guess that's the reason why I didn't dislike that one. :o

In terms of history and culture, the island doesn't have a lot to offer: just a couple of small and beautiful towns. But in terms of nature, it is simply amazing. The Teide is fascinating, the environemtnt around it, the caves, the rocks of strange shapes... Also the ocean and some outstanding views. :drool:

Finally the Hotels, my hotel was a 4* but there were a lot of 5+ hotels in the same region. :lol: Mine was pretty cool, but when I dared to enter one of the 5* Hotels close to mine, I felt really poor. :lol::lol:


That pretty much sums it up, I will post some photos when I have them in the computer.


How is everyone around? Are we ready for the match today?

I missed you all a lot. :hug:

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 01:53 PM
Welcome back Raquel :hug: You really were so much missed here. Thanks for the little "report" about the Island, and I would love to see your photos.

So the big question is............ are the plátanos really better than the bananas we get everywhere else?

Not sure I'm ready for the match - ready as I'll ever be I guess :shrug: How about you? Have you come back brimming with confidence for our man to take the Cinci title?

arm
08-01-2008, 01:57 PM
Welcome back - just in time; we'll need you tonight.

And I will be right here. :hug:

What have I done? Teasing, ha? I was almost googleing dictionaries for blessing words:o

Kid's back:hug:

:hug:

Welcome back Raquel :hug: You really were so much missed here. Thanks for the little "report" about the Island, and I would love to see your photos.

So the big question is............ are the plátanos really better than the bananas we get everywhere else?

Not sure I'm ready for the match - ready as I'll ever be I guess :shrug: How about you? Have you come back brimming with confidence for our man to take the Cinci title?

And the answer is: no they are not! :shrug: :lol: Really, they look a lot uglier and taste exactly the same. :shrug:

I am so ready for the match! :D And of course I brought confidence, lots of confidence. As I have told you before, I am done with great expectations and right now it is one step at a time. Today Gulbis, I will be watching, you should relax and trust him. :haha: :o

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 02:07 PM
Great to have you back - we were rather glumped after Toronto here and the Bolelli match was grim as you gathered. We should try to enjoy tonight.

Have been to Tenerife - you summed it up well. Where were you? We were in Los Gigantes on the west coast. We're not into beaches either; enjoyed it but wouldn't go back.

arm
08-01-2008, 02:09 PM
Great to have you back - we were rather glumped after Toronto here and the Bolelli match was grim as you gathered. We should try to enjoy tonight.

Have been to Tenerife - you summed it up well. Where were you? We were in Los Gigantes on the west coast. We're not into beaches either; enjoyed it but wouldn't go back.

I was in Costa Adeje near Playa de las Americas. The beach near our hotel wasn't playa de las Americas, was Playa Fañabé (my hotel was Fañabe Costa Sur) but we were pretty near Playa e las Americas. :) It's all in the south.

And yes, I have no reason to go back. I saw pretty much everything that was worth seeing and loved it. But no reason to go back and spend money again in a place we have alreadyy been to. :)

neenah
08-01-2008, 02:12 PM
Raquel! Your vacation sounds lovely :D I hit the halfway mark on mine today. I played tennis for an hour and now I'm killing time before there's tennis to watch on TV.

ESPN2 is showing tennis from 12-2, 5-7, 11-1am, right? Or am I mistaken? That means I won't see Nole. Unless they throw a rerun of his match in the 11-1? Because they won't have live stuff then. But I'll already know who won...

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 02:14 PM
OK - so now I am totally confused :confused: How does a banana look if not like a banana? :confused: Sort of curved and yellow :banana: What makes these plátanos so ugly looking? Oh - and - most important - can they dance? :p

arm
08-01-2008, 02:21 PM
This looks like a plátano (I have just found out that the English version is "plantain" :confused:, but I am not sure yet) with al tof of these ugly back spots:

http://www.boyds.org/images/platanos.jpg

And this looks like a banana:

http://chidiet.com/images3/banana1.jpg


Hey Nina, hope you're having fun! :wavey:

uglyamerican
08-01-2008, 02:22 PM
I demand that Novak win this tournament.

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 02:23 PM
That banana looks like it's waiting for something...

uglyamerican
08-01-2008, 02:24 PM
Sesame Street told me that 'platano' means 'banana'

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 02:26 PM
That banana looks like it's waiting for something...

:rolls: :lol: Now - please - keep it clean :tape: or is it just my mind? :angel:

Thanks for the photos Raquel - yes- I have heard of plantain - but we don't get them much here - just common old :banana:

arm
08-01-2008, 02:26 PM
I demand that Novak win this tournament.

Agreed!

That banana looks like it's waiting for something...

:rolleyes: :confused:

Sesame Street told me that 'platano' means 'banana'

So did I think that. But just like me, Sesame Street was wrong. :o At least the Canarians told me so, but they could be lying. :shrug:

arm
08-01-2008, 02:28 PM
:rolls: :lol: Now - please - keep it clean :tape: or is it just my mind? :angel:

Thanks for the photos Raquel - yes- I have heard of plantain - but we don't get them much here - just common old :banana:

:lol: Thanking me for the banana's photos? :lol: Thank google instead. You girls are really :devil:! :lol:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 02:28 PM
:rolls: :lol: Now - please - keep it clean :tape: or is it just my mind? :angel:


No - it's not you this time. It's the way it's sort of propped up on one elbow...

Manon
08-01-2008, 02:31 PM
Herdwick - I know, don't forgive this sinner. It won't happen again:)

Rose, I am gentleman, always be. Sometimes GM angry but still:o

Kid, what's this > Costa Adeje near Playa de las Americas?

:hug:

arm
08-01-2008, 02:33 PM
Misha, that's the region. Costa Adeje is a group of beaches. Playa das Americas is one of them (playa means beach in Spanish). :)

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 02:33 PM
No - it's not you this time. It's the way it's sort of propped up on one elbow...

:lol: Guess it is someone's lucky night then ;)

Manon
08-01-2008, 02:36 PM
Misha, that's the region. Costa Adeje is a group of beaches. Playa das Americas is one of them (playa means beach in Spanish). :)

I know - 'Vamos a la playa', lalalala, I know the song. God:rolleyes:

savesthedizzle
08-01-2008, 02:38 PM
I demand that Novak win this tournament.

I like the way you think :)

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 02:44 PM
Herdwick - I know, don't forgive this sinner. It won't happen again:)

:hug:

Of course I forgive you. We only say it to annoy the English...think Murray and the football comments.;)
We're one big happy UK family:rolleyes:

arm
08-01-2008, 02:44 PM
I know - 'Vamos a la playa', lalalala, I know the song. God:rolleyes:

Playa de las Americas is also the most popular beach of Tenerife - but without any doubt it's is far from being the best, IMO.

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 02:53 PM
Of course I forgive you. We only say it to annoy the English...think Murray and the football comments.;)
We're one big happy UK family:rolleyes:

:angel: :nerner:

So Raquel - when wll you be going off to the Algarve? And are you taking a laptop with you this time?

arm
08-01-2008, 03:06 PM
:angel: :nerner:

So Raquel - when wll you be going off to the Algarve? And are you taking a laptop with you this time?

16th August. But unlike the whole family I won't be there for 2 long weeks. I just can't, that would be tedious :scared: I am planning to go back to Chaves after my sister's birthday (20th August) and have the house for myself. :lol::devil:

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 03:15 PM
16th August. But unlike the whole family I won't be there for 2 long weeks. I just can't, that would be tedious :scared: I am planning to go back to Chaves after my sister's birthday (20th August) and have the house for myself. :lol::devil:

So lots of time to watch the US Open in peace? :angel:

Manon
08-01-2008, 03:16 PM
:angel: :nerner:

So Raquel - when wll you be going off to the Algarve? And are you taking a laptop with you this time?

Two Brits in one place:bowdown:

Rose:hug:, Herdwick:hug: (happy f.:rolleyes:)

Kid, don't go to Algarve. There's nothing for you:angel::secret:

arm
08-01-2008, 03:19 PM
So lots of time to watch the US Open in peace? :angel:

Yes. :D In peace at home and alone. Sounds perfect!

Oh and yes, I will probably bring a laptop ith me to Algarve. :p

Two Brits in one place:bowdown:

Rose:hug:, Herdwick:hug: (happy f.:rolleyes:)

Kid, don't go to Algarve. There's nothing for you:angel::secret:

What do you mean? And why? :eek: Algarve is cool, the Brtis seem to love it. :lol: :o :angel:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 03:20 PM
For you Rafa-haters here I am watching the Haas match re-run at present - it was a fairly tough match - and Rafa looks pretty knackered. He looks like he's running on mental strength and not much else.

Manon
08-01-2008, 03:28 PM
What do you mean? And why? :eek: Algarve is cool, the Brtis seem to love it. :lol: :o :angel:

http://usera.imagecave.com/Mano/grey/ccn.gifhttp://usera.imagecave.com/Mano/grey/ignore.gif

Manon
08-01-2008, 03:29 PM
For you Rafa-haters here I am watching the Haas match re-run at present - it was a fairly tough match - and Rafa looks pretty knackered. He looks like he's running on mental strength and not much else.

http://usera.imagecave.com/Mano/grey/novine.gifhttp://usera.imagecave.com/Mano/grey/drama.gif

arm
08-01-2008, 03:34 PM
For you Rafa-haters here I am watching the Haas match re-run at present - it was a fairly tough match - and Rafa looks pretty knackered. He looks like he's running on mental strength and not much else.

I am not a Rafa-hater, you very well know that. :shrug: But I certainly hope he loses today. :o Can't see it happening though...

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 03:40 PM
:rolleyes: Hi again - sorry - my PC just crashed :help: Then when I tried to restart it, I had all these error messages about "orphaned files" - so WTF that means I don't know :shrug: So if I disappear again - that is the reason.

Yes - self-confessed R***-hater here :hatoff: Wouldn't even want to deny it. He'll still beat Lapentti though - tired or not! Lapentti plays a similar game to his - just not as well :rolleyes:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 03:43 PM
But you're the only one of the few here at present who isn't. Don't see Lapentti troubling him certainly and we won't talk about tomorrow yet.

Photos please?

Manon
08-01-2008, 03:44 PM
:rolleyes: Hi again - sorry - my PC just crashed :help: Then when I tried to restart it, I had all these error messages about "orphaned files" - so WTF that means I don't know :shrug: So if I disappear again - that is the reason.

http://usera.imagecave.com/Mano/grey/shit.gif


Yes - self-confessed R***-hater here :hatoff: Wouldn't even want to deny it. He'll still beat Lapentti though - tired or not! Lapentti plays a similar game to his - just not as well :rolleyes:

Lapentti http://usera.imagecave.com/Mano/grey/kolo.gifhttp://usera.imagecave.com/Mano/grey/hyper.gif

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 03:49 PM
Orphaned files usually mean the existing links no longer work.

Manon
08-01-2008, 03:53 PM
Orphaned files usually means the existing links no longer work.

I don't understand. What files, photos?

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 03:58 PM
I don't understand. What files, photos?

Rosie's had PC problems.

'An orphaned file is a file in a web that is not linked to any other file in the web. An orphaned file can be any type of file, such as an HTML document, an image, or a binary data file.

An orphaned file is not an unlinked file. There may be multiple links among a whole web of orphaned files. What makes a file an orphaned file is that by following any and all hyperlinks present in the home page, and then following any and all hyperlinks from all subsequent link levels reached from the home page, the orphaned file is not reachable.'

Incidentally, you yourself are pleased to be mysterious today on the smiley front...

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 04:05 PM
Rosie's had PC problems.

'An orphaned file is a file in a web that is not linked to any other file in the web. An orphaned file can be any type of file, such as an HTML document, an image, or a binary data file.

An orphaned file is not an unlinked file. There may be multiple links among a whole web of orphaned files. What makes a file an orphaned file is that by following any and all hyperlinks present in the home page, and then following any and all hyperlinks from all subsequent link levels reached from the home page, the orphaned file is not reachable.'

Incidentally, you yourself are pleased to be mysterious today on the smiley front...

Hmmm - OK. So as I admit to being totally computer illiterate :o What does that mean to the layman(woman)? It all seems to be working OK again now - but should I be scared?:help: Or should I call in a professional to look at the thing? Thanks for your help.

Manon
08-01-2008, 04:07 PM
Rosie's had PC problems.

'An orphaned file is a file in a web that is not linked to any other file in the web. An orphaned file can be any type of file, such as an HTML document, an image, or a binary data file.

An orphaned file is not an unlinked file. There may be multiple links among a whole web of orphaned files. What makes a file an orphaned file is that by following any and all hyperlinks present in the home page, and then following any and all hyperlinks from all subsequent link levels reached from the home page, the orphaned file is not reachable.'

Incidentally, you yourself are pleased to be mysterious today on the smiley front...

Honestly, I've heard about 'orphaned files' but I didn't know what is it. Thanks http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/beerchug.gif

kalisita
08-01-2008, 04:07 PM
Raquel! Your vacation sounds lovely :D I hit the halfway mark on mine today. I played tennis for an hour and now I'm killing time before there's tennis to watch on TV.

ESPN2 is showing tennis from 12-2, 5-7, 11-1am, right? Or am I mistaken? That means I won't see Nole. Unless they throw a rerun of his match in the 11-1? Because they won't have live stuff then. But I'll already know who won...

There may not be any live Nole matches from here on out on tv in the US if Nole continues to win. The SF for tomorrow is "live" on ESPN2 at 9, but it starts at 7. The final is on ESPN2 from 3-5, but finals start at 12 (though doubles maybe first that would still probably put the singles final at 2)

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 04:11 PM
Wouldn't worry if it's only once but if it keeps happening you may need to do a clean up. It can be caused simply by deleting attachments.

I'm no expert though - Lee might be better placed to advise.

Manon
08-01-2008, 04:13 PM
Hmmm - OK. So as I admit to being totally computer illiterate :o What does that mean to the layman(woman)? It all seems to be working OK again now - but should I be scared?:help: Or should I call in a professional to look at the thing? Thanks for your help.

If I know I'd help youhttp://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/empathy.gif Hope Herdwick knows.

Manon
08-01-2008, 04:16 PM
Rose, here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms400706(VS.80).aspx

How to delete Orphaned Files Permanently

You might want to permanently delete files that become orphaned when a client user deletes an attachment from a work item. For example, a work item might have an attached file that is corrupted or has a virus.

Deleting the file removes it from the work item and the project. The databases still contain the rows for the metadata and content. However, the RemovedDate is changed to the current date and time and the file becomes orphaned. As the database administrator, you can delete the attachment permanently.

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 04:17 PM
Anyone watching Andy/Moya? Or am I the only sad mortal sitting indoors on a summer Friday night?

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 04:21 PM
OK thanks Misha and Herdwick :hug: An ex-boyfriend of mine is very much a Computer person - so maybe I should ask him - we're still pretty good friends, so he would probably help me:)

And - don't worry Herdwick - I'm about to settle down and watch Murray/Moya too. Alex is off to a Stag Night tonight :help: One of his best mates gets married next weekend, - so I have a free night to slob out in front of the TV and watch the lovely Lord Carlos as much as I want :lol:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 04:23 PM
Moya has always left me stone cold. Does this mean I'm not a complete woman?

arm
08-01-2008, 04:24 PM
This is UNBELIEVABLE. I started posting in a Forum about University here in Portugal today. And I am ALREADY derailing threads! :eek::o :angel: We are totally off topic there and it's all my fault because I started talking about tennis!

This is all your fault. :armed:

Manon
08-01-2008, 04:25 PM
Moya has always left me stone cold. Does this mean I'm not a complete woman?

No. My sister thinks like you. She likes Ferrero, PHM...

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 04:27 PM
That is the sign of a healthy forum full of versatile and lively minds. Embrace it...

Manon
08-01-2008, 04:27 PM
This is UNBELIEVABLE. I started posting in a Forum about University here in Portugal today. And I am ALREADY derailing threads! :eek::o :angel: We are totally off topic there and it's all my fault because I started talking about tennis!

This is all your fault. :armed:

:hug: University is tennis too, you know?

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 04:29 PM
No. My sister thinks like you. She likes Ferrero, PHM...

Oh dear no. JCF does absolutely nothing either and PHM :shrug:

My men must be dark - not that that helps Moya.

Murray's getting pasted! :help:

Manon
08-01-2008, 04:31 PM
Murray's getting pasted! :help:

I'm with you. I don't like blond women (must be freak:))

Friends excluded:hug:

arm
08-01-2008, 04:32 PM
That is the sign of a healthy forum full of versatile and lively minds. Embrace it...

You're right. :lol: Because it's a thread for people who want and apllied for medicine. That means we all have at least an average of 17,8 (out of 20,0). :o

We rock, portuguese students who spent hundreds of hours studying during the last 3 years so that we could enter a certain course and have a good future. :banana::rocker2:

Why do I have this feeling that none of the students who fit in that group will read my message? :rolleyes: :sad:

:hug: University is tennis too, you know?

I have just found that out! They like it too! :D

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 04:34 PM
I'm with you. I don't like blond women (must be freak:))

Friends excluded:hug:

:worship: Another sane man. JP is anti-blonde - he thinks he's abnormal too.

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 04:38 PM
OK people - I am off for a while to admire the beauty of Carlos :inlove: Don't see the attraction of JCF or PHM though :confused: Sure I'll be back on here before Nole's match though, as the concept of Karlovic v Kohschrieber, doesn't stir me much :o

Raquel - threads are just there to be derailed - look at this one:)

Misha - I thought you loved us blondes :awww: :sobbing: And - OK - I'm only joking - because you already qualfied it:) :hug:

OK - love you all and see you later - if the "orphaned files"will let me back in:help:

Later :wavey:

arm
08-01-2008, 04:39 PM
:worship: Another sane man. JP is anti-blonde - he thinks he's abnormal too.

Why would Misha and your man think that? :shrug: Different people, different tastes/opinions. :)

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 04:42 PM
Why would Misha and your man think that? :shrug: Different people, different tastes/opinions. :)

We can tell you've been away. You can't come on here and be rational and reasonable on a Friday night you know. At the end of the week we are reduced to ranting intolerance...

arm
08-01-2008, 04:45 PM
We can tell you've been away. You can't come on here and be rational and reasonable on a Friday night you know. At the end of the week we are reduced to ranting intolerance...

Ups, my bad. :o I am normaly not that rational. :lol: I guess it's the holiday's influence... :shrug:

EDIT: Later, Rosie :wavey:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 04:54 PM
Shortly we shall resume our real identities.

I am Glenn Mirnyi, Misha is Kitinov and Rosie faces a heavy workload, having already transformed into Clay Death.

arm
08-01-2008, 04:59 PM
Shortly we shall resume our real identities.

I am Glenn Mirnyi, Misha is Kitinov and Rosie faces a heavy workload, having already transformed into Clay Death.

I gotta ask you.. Who am I then? :rolleyes: Just arm? Sounds boring. :(

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 05:03 PM
Escude of course...

arm
08-01-2008, 05:04 PM
:bolt:Shortly we shall resume our real identities.

I am Glenn Mirnyi, Misha is Kitinov and Rosie faces a heavy workload, having already transformed into Clay Death.

Escude of course...

:haha: Great choice. :p

EDIT: Wait, Rose is responisble for the term "clay monster"? :bolt:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 05:07 PM
Of course. She doesn't want it talked about.

arm
08-01-2008, 05:10 PM
Shall we keep her secret then? :rolleyes:

Murray is coming back...

Manon
08-01-2008, 05:25 PM
http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/peace.gif


Shortly we shall resume our real identities.

I am Glenn Mirnyi, Misha is Kitinov and Rosie faces a heavy workload, having already transformed into Clay Death.

http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/lood.gif
http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/shithappenss.jpg

Escude of course...

http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/Smileys_Sexe.gif

Lee
08-01-2008, 06:40 PM
Around 4pm is usually the hottest time of the day because the ground has been absorbing heat all day long. And that's about the time Nole's match starts. :mad:

Lee
08-01-2008, 06:41 PM
Joe and Jess, my thought too!

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 07:09 PM
Snoozing our way through Karlovic, waiting for poor Nole to come and be cooked.

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 07:29 PM
At last - my true identity is revealed :unsure:Yes - indeed - or should I say "affirmative"- I am indeed the great CD :worship:

Evening all again - and as Herwick so rightly said - "snoozing" through Dr.Ivo :zzz:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 07:34 PM
Must say you're in splendid voice tonight...

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 07:36 PM
Must say you're in splendid voice tonight...

Aren't I always? :angel: So how are you dear GM, excitied for the Faker against the brainless ballbasher?

scoobs
08-01-2008, 07:38 PM
Two of the most tedious and chronically overused phrases in the history of the world.

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 07:40 PM
Two of the most tedious and chronically overused phrases in the history of the world.

Better not say that to Herdwick - in her persona as GlennM she would take you to task about that :devil: (You probably have to read back a page or 3 to see the beginning of the joke) :) My own personal favourite over-used words are "mug" and "choker" though.

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 07:41 PM
He's on my ignore list and has been for a while so have no idea what he actually says these days. Suspect he's not left the ocean yet, evolutionary-wise though.

It does look so hot out there - am concerned. Can I rub Nole with ice at changeovers?

scoobs
08-01-2008, 07:44 PM
I noticed - picking the true heros of MTF eh...

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 07:45 PM
He's on my ignore list and has been for a while so have no idea what he actually says these days. Suspect he's not left the ocean yet, evolutionary-wise though.

It does look so hot out there - am concerned. Can I rub Nole with ice at changeovers?

He's on my Ignore List too - along with quite a few others :help: Somehow I'm sure we're not missing anything.

And - you can only do the ice thing if we share the pleasure :)

Ivo/Kohli........tie-break :zzz: What a surprise.

scoobs
08-01-2008, 07:47 PM
The choice of Cincinnati as the location for one of the top tier ATP events is...odd.

No matter how charming it is - they should not have to play in 35C+ heat and 80% humidity - it's ridiculous.

I prefer tennis matches to be decided by skill rather than pure physical ability to withstand heat, and that's the danger at this event.

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 07:48 PM
I noticed - picking the true heros of MTF eh...

Have you come to tell us off? We're being moderate, honest...

And you're hiding behind the Union flag. English?

scoobs
08-01-2008, 07:49 PM
Have you come to tell us off? We're being moderate, honest...

And you're hiding behind the Union flag. English?
Yes but don't hold it against me - we're not all bastards :)

I have no mod rights in here anyway so I can be cheerfully ignored in here :)

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 07:52 PM
As if I would. Warm and friendly that's us. BTW - where are the Welsh?

Cincinnati is charming? Went to Cleveland once - not sure why. Ohio didn't really draw you back. Agree - how come the AO has a heat policy and here doesn't?

scoobs
08-01-2008, 07:54 PM
As if I would. Warm and friendly that's us. BTW - where are the Welsh?

Cincinnati is charming? Went to Cleveland once - not sure why. Ohio didn't really draw you back. Agree - how come the AO has a heat policy and here doesn't?
Over in Wales somewhere I shouldn't wonder...

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 07:59 PM
Over in Wales somewhere I shouldn't wonder...

You're not getting into the spirit of this are you? Shall we rub you with ice too?

I like Peter Fleming - main event looms.

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 08:03 PM
Yes but don't hold it against me - we're not all bastards :)

I have no mod rights in here anyway so I can be cheerfully ignored in here :)

We would never ignore you :) We are the happy little Forum as Herdwick said.

And I like Peter Fleming too. Very witty and very knowledgable.

arm
08-01-2008, 08:09 PM
Here I am! Ready!

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 08:11 PM
:wavey: Nervous?

Manon
08-01-2008, 08:12 PM
I am. Hold on girs.

:hug:

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 08:14 PM
OK guys - I'm offline to curl up on the couch with a large gin and cheer for Novak. If it gets too stressful I will be back for some moral support - if not - see you at the end of the match :wavey:

Ajde Nole :hug:

arm
08-01-2008, 08:15 PM
No, not nervous. Confident! You?

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 08:16 PM
Sort of. If my ice-rubbing duties permit, I shall vibrate distractedly between TV and PC depending on stress.

arm
08-01-2008, 08:20 PM
:lol: It will be ok. ;) Ithink! And hope!

kalisita
08-01-2008, 08:30 PM
What a hold for Nole! Gulbis is returning big today.

Lee
08-01-2008, 08:31 PM
Live SB does not work on this little piece of s*** being mistaken as a computer and there's no TV coverage. And I really can't handle the suspense that took sooooooooo long for Nole to win the 3rd game. So I am getting out of here, pick a book, read it for the next 90 minutes and come back.

:wavey:

kalisita
08-01-2008, 08:40 PM
He broke after a long game. But it'll be difficult to hold, though. Every game may end up being long.

arm
08-01-2008, 08:44 PM
It's strange. His body language / face expression doesn't sound good to me.

Lee
08-01-2008, 08:44 PM
How can I forget there's justin.tv :lol:

Did he put ice towel around his neck during change over?

CassL
08-01-2008, 08:45 PM
Why is the sb not working on my computer!? Ugh.

camnation
08-01-2008, 08:45 PM
Whoohoo, TSN is showing Nole/Ernie now! :dance:

arm
08-01-2008, 08:47 PM
How can I forget there's justin.tv :lol:

Did he put ice towel around his neck during change over?

How could you forget that, Lee? :lol:

Lee
08-01-2008, 08:52 PM
How could you forget that, Lee? :lol:

Spoil by all the live TV coverages lately ;)

Lee
08-01-2008, 08:53 PM
Whoohoo, TSN is showing Nole/Ernie now! :dance:

I hope TTC will show this match later.

arm
08-01-2008, 08:53 PM
"And so far is Djokovic's best performance of the week!" says the commentator...

This is clearly my influence, I told you guys! :lol: I am going to say this so many times that one day I will actually believe it. :shrug:

Lee
08-01-2008, 08:54 PM
Why is the sb not working on my computer!? Ugh.

I am watching the match here

http://www.justin.tv/slazenger

Lee
08-01-2008, 09:01 PM
His fh is much better, now see if he improves in closing a set.

Lee
08-01-2008, 09:02 PM
1 set down, 1 more to go.

arm
08-01-2008, 09:03 PM
This is improvement Nole! Well done! :hug:

Keep it this way and close the match in the second set. :)

If he wins this in straight sets he may get some confidence and he could use some confidence, oh yes he could. :)

Lee
08-01-2008, 09:04 PM
Gulbis is talking to ATP trainer.

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 09:05 PM
Cautious optimism - this is much better. FH back from vacation and a hint of fire in the eyes.

Crowd very subdued though. Mind you, can hardly expect them to appreciate many more aces today.

CassL
08-01-2008, 09:06 PM
It's good to hear that he's playing better.

arm
08-01-2008, 09:10 PM
Cautious optimism - this is much better. FH back from vacation and a hint of fire in the eyes.

Crowd very subdued though. Mind you, can hardly expect them to appreciate many more aces today.

Just a small hint. His face expression and body language is still not as good as it needs to be.

But we are seeing improvements, I guess. :D

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 09:18 PM
You didn't see him Wednesday - ye gods. This has come on leaps and bounds.

BTW Ernie dear, white underpants please.

kalisita
08-01-2008, 09:20 PM
I hate that he's serving second in this set! Let's hope he keeps focused and closes this out in 2. :)

arm
08-01-2008, 09:21 PM
You didn't see him Wednesday - ye gods. This has come on leaps and bounds.

BTW Ernie dear, white underpants please.
That's exactly why I wrote "I guess", because I had no idea how his previous matches have been. :shrug:

And Yes, I noticed that about Ernie too. :lol:

Lee
08-01-2008, 09:24 PM
BTW Ernie dear, white underpants please.


And Yes, I noticed that about Ernie too. :lol:

I can see that even with live stream :lol:

kalisita
08-01-2008, 09:25 PM
Gulbis is holding easily in this set. :sad: I calmed down once Nole broke and then even more when he won the second set, but now I'm getting a little nervous again. :awww:

arm
08-01-2008, 09:27 PM
Perfect time to break, Nole! Ajde!

arm
08-01-2008, 09:28 PM
Gulbis is holding easily in this set. :sad: I calmed down once Nole broke and then even more when he won the second set, but now I'm getting a little nervous again. :awww:

You calm down! :hug: It will be ok!

kalisita
08-01-2008, 09:29 PM
Perfect time to break, Nole! Ajde!

:yeah:

He needs to focus. He doesn't seem as focused this set as he did in the first. But still playing much better than recent matches!

Lee
08-01-2008, 09:30 PM
Next improvement is cutting down UEs, Nole.

kalisita
08-01-2008, 09:32 PM
He's getting frustrated now, which is no good and unneccessary. He still needs to work on hiding his emotions from his opponents.

Lee
08-01-2008, 09:33 PM
OK, both showed some emotions :lol:

arm
08-01-2008, 09:33 PM
Perfect time to break, Nole! Ajde!

Good boy! :woohoo:

Following my advice!

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 09:34 PM
:wavey: I'm kind of scared so I thought I'd come back and say:wavey: Don't know why - but I'm always scared in Nole's matches :unsure:

Herdwick - LOL to the blue underwear thing :lol: I noticed that too. Dima always insists on wearing blue underpants under white shorts as well - these boys have no clue :rolleyes:

Raquel - thanks for the PM - you sure as hell better be right :lol:

Lee
08-01-2008, 09:35 PM
He's getting frustrated now, which is no good and unneccessary. He still needs to work on hiding his emotions from his opponents.

I think he needs to let his emotion out a bit on court. He's been perfectly calm when he played like s***.

And that's a wonderful scream after breaking Gulbis. :devil:

arm
08-01-2008, 09:37 PM
:wavey: I'm kind of scared so I thought I'd come back and say:wavey: Don't know why - but I'm always scared in Nole's matches :unsure:

Herdwick - LOL to the blue underwear thing :lol: I noticed that too. Dima always insists on wearing blue underpants under white shorts as well - these boys have no clue :rolleyes:

Raquel - thanks for the PM - you sure as hell better be right :lol:

It's ok, Rosie. He has this one under control. :hug:

kalisita
08-01-2008, 09:37 PM
I think he needs to let his emotion out a bit on court. He's been perfectly calm when he played like s***.

And that's a wonderful scream after breaking Gulbis. :devil:

You're right. I was complaining he wasn't showing enough emotion, now too much. :ignore:

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 09:38 PM
It's ok, Rosie. He has this one under control. :hug:

So what was that DF :help:

arm
08-01-2008, 09:40 PM
I think he needs to let his emotion out a bit on court. He's been perfectly calm when he played like s***.

And that's a wonderful scream after breaking Gulbis. :devil:

Wasn't it? :hearts:

kalisita
08-01-2008, 09:40 PM
So what was that DF :help:

Followed it shortly with 2nd serve ace, though. Perfect recovery! And now he's one game away. :)

Lee
08-01-2008, 09:42 PM
Wasn't it? :hearts;

I love to hear that scream more :hearts:

arm
08-01-2008, 09:44 PM
So what was that DF :help:

How about that ace right after the DF? That seems like control to me! :D

kalisita
08-01-2008, 09:44 PM
Okay. Now he just has to serve it out. Do it just like the first set, only easier. ;)

Lee
08-01-2008, 09:44 PM
OK, just hold serve one more time. And Nole can go back to the locker room, have a nice long shower and a longer massage.

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 09:45 PM
Followed it shortly with 2nd serve ace, though. Perfect recovery! And now he's one game away. :)

I'm never satisfied :o I live in mortal fear until they say GSM Djokovic :lol: And I'm always scared of him f****** it up when he serves for a match. Guess I am the eternal pessimist to Raquel's optimist :lol:

Lee
08-01-2008, 09:47 PM
:woohoo: Serve out the match at love. That's what he needs!

arm
08-01-2008, 09:48 PM
I'm never satisfied :o I live in mortal fear until they say GSM Djokovic :lol: And I'm always scared of him f****** it up when he serves for a match. Guess I am the eternal pessimist to Raquel's optimist :lol:

That deserves a place in my signature. But I am too lazy to do it. :lol:

Hey he won! :woohoo: Raquel's positive influence begins! :devil:

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 09:48 PM
Big sigh of relief -:woohoo: Nole :hug:

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 09:49 PM
That deserves a place in my signature. But I am too lazy to do it. :lol:

Hey he won! :woohoo: Raquel's positive influence begins! :devil:

Thank you my dear :hug:

arm
08-01-2008, 09:49 PM
I hope this match gives him the confidemce he needs. Ajde Nole! :rocker2: You have more than enough game for Nadal, you just have to find the nerves and the willingness! :hug:

kalisita
08-01-2008, 09:50 PM
Fantastic result. All business at the end (no hug for Gulbis like at the FO). Let's hope he gains even more confidence, especially since pretty much everyone said it would go 3. Let's also hope that he doesn't let the last three matches with Nadal into his head tomorrow (assuming Nadal goes through).

Lee
08-01-2008, 09:51 PM
Sorry Nadal fans here, I am all for Lapentti!

Vamos Nico!

arm
08-01-2008, 09:52 PM
Sorry Nadal fans here, I am all for Lapentti!

Vamos Nico!

Count me in! :lol:

I am having pitty feeling for Federer. :sad: Federer :hug:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 09:53 PM
Bless - very happy and he is getting better. But to inject some Calvinistic gloom into the evening, I still don't see him beating Rafa on this form, nor overcoming him mentally.

Manon
08-01-2008, 09:54 PM
Novak was good.

Lee
08-01-2008, 09:55 PM
Bless - very happy and he is getting better. But to inject some Calvinistic gloom into the evening, I still don't see him beating Rafa on this form, nor overcoming him mentally.

I can only count on Nadal getting tire to prove he's still human :tape:

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 09:59 PM
Bless - very happy and he is getting better. But to inject some Calvinistic gloom into the evening, I still don't see him beating Rafa on this form, nor overcoming him mentally.

Don't have to be a Calvinist to think that - I think the same. Nole was good tonight - far FAR better than against Seppi and Bolelli :tape:- but Ernests made way too many unforced errors and ridiculous shot selections. He was extremely erratic,and no way will Nadal be that generous tomorrow night. If Nole plays like he did tonight,I fear it will still be a straight sets win for the soon-to-be-Number One :spit:

So I'm with Lee...........

VAMOS NICO LAPENTTI

but-it's-ok
08-01-2008, 09:59 PM
Well done Nole:worship::hug: He played very well:worship: Forgive me for being a little:sad:for Ernests,hope his knee will be OK for Olympics. Nole-the rule is:when someone beats Gulbis they win the Tournament!!! Get the title Nole:rocker2:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 09:59 PM
Rafa did look whacked against Haas at the end last night but he will not let that stop him getting the slot he's waited so long for.

Ernie is very cute and even cuter when he smiles.

Manon
08-01-2008, 10:01 PM
Ernie is very cute and even cuter when he smiles.

:confused:

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 10:01 PM
Well done Nole:worship::hug: He played very well:worship: Forgive me for being a little:sad:for Ernests,hope his knee will be OK for Olympics. Nole-the rule is:when someone beats Gulbis they win the Tournament!!! Get the title Nole:rocker2:

Thanks Di :hug: And of course you're forgiven - we know Ernests is your fave. So extra thanks for coming by:hug:

And like Herdwick says - he does have a cute smile :hearts:

Manon
08-01-2008, 10:02 PM
Rose?

Lee
08-01-2008, 10:02 PM
:hug: Di!

arm
08-01-2008, 10:03 PM
You girls, Nadal is human. :rolleyes: In fact, this has been sounding amazing, I will love to see him lose hundreds of points next season. :lol:

And, when you most expect a loss, is when you have the pleasure to be surprised. Nole is preparing something special for us. :D

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 10:04 PM
Rose?

Misha? :confused: Do you not understand the Gulbis love? He's like a kind of cute and cuddly puppy you want to cuddle and take care of :)

but-it's-ok
08-01-2008, 10:06 PM
Thanks Di :hug: And of course you're forgiven - we know Ernests is your fave. So extra thanks for coming by:hug:

And like Herdwick says - he does have a cute smile :hearts:

Thanks Rose:hug:,and well I'm here cos I like Nole a lot too of course;),just not quite as much as Ernests:)

Yes Ernests does have a cute smile:hearts: So does Nole:)

Adje Nole:worship: Now Vamos Nico:rocker2:

EDIT:Lee:hug: Thanks:) Misha:hug:

Manon
08-01-2008, 10:07 PM
Misha? :confused: Do you not understand the Gulbis love? He's like a kind of cute and cuddly puppy you want to cuddle and take care of :)

No, no. Fine with me.

arm
08-01-2008, 10:09 PM
I need to use the "sharing rule" when it comes to this computer as well. :sad:

See you later today or tomorrow. :)

And once again, :woohoo: Nole, well done!

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 10:11 PM
Misha - excuse us while we have a little cuddling session with Ernie here. There is clearly the demand....

Pepi.
08-01-2008, 10:11 PM
good job :yeah:

but-it's-ok
08-01-2008, 10:20 PM
Herdwick-thanks for the 'Hello'in Ernests forum,such nice words too:hug::hug:

arm
08-01-2008, 10:21 PM
Raquel - bedtime already?

No, no! Dad wants to use the computer! :sad:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 10:22 PM
Di - Ernie is easy to love. Hope we get more practice soon. We have a little spontaneous cuddling session going for him here right now...

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 10:23 PM
I deleted that post! It made me sound like your mother...

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 10:25 PM
OK girls and boys - I am off now :wavey: Sleep well, sweet dreams and speak tomorrow.

And again - VAMOS NICO :bounce:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 10:27 PM
Shock - you're not staying up for Rafa?

I shall watch and assess him carefully for jadedness.

*Ljubica*
08-01-2008, 10:29 PM
Shock - you're not staying up for Rafa?

I shall watch and assess him carefully for jadedness.

:rolls: I will stay up to watch Rafa tomorrow - tonight I have better things to do - like sleep :zzz: Look forward to your report on his jadedness tomorrow.

Manon
08-01-2008, 10:32 PM
Rose?

arm
08-01-2008, 10:38 PM
I deleted that post! It made me sound like your mother...

:lol: Well, I already have a kind of father here.. :shrug: I guess I could use a mother too. :p

:hug:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 10:41 PM
I am not being your mother. That's creepy...

Misha - cuddling has finished now so you can talk to us again.

Manon
08-01-2008, 10:44 PM
I am not being your mother. That's creepy...

Misha - cuddling has finished now so you can talk to us again.

:worship: I didn't mind, really. I am wondering why is kid here yet?

arm
08-01-2008, 10:44 PM
I am not being your mother. That's creepy...

Misha - cuddling has finished now so you can talk to us again.

I know you would find it creepy, that's why I tryed to scare you. :lol:

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 10:47 PM
Why is she 'kid'? Makes me think of baby goats...

Jelena_78
08-01-2008, 10:47 PM
Nole :rocker2:
This was much better. Well done!

Good luck tomorrow!!! :clap2:

I hope Ernie's knee will be ok :awww:
I also went to cuddle him

Night everyone :wavey:

arm
08-01-2008, 10:48 PM
:worship: I didn't mind, really. I am wondering why is kid here yet?

I left and came back. My real dad went to bed and left the computer all for me. :D

arm
08-01-2008, 10:49 PM
Why is she 'kid'? Makes me think of baby goats...

I don't know. I guess it's because I am young. :awww: It works for me as well. :)

neenah
08-01-2008, 10:51 PM
You guys were busy in this thread while I was gone :rolls:

How'd Nole do? :D I'm cheering for a Nole/Murray final :rocker2: I'm becoming some sort of Murraytard. It's so odd.

Herdwick
08-01-2008, 10:52 PM
Another one for the Ernie cuddling thread.

Nightie night sweet and fleeting Jelena.