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BRONZE MEDALIST in Beijing-- Novak at the Olympics!

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savesthedizzle
08-03-2008, 10:07 PM
Next up is the Olympics :D

Novak will be pumped up for this :) He is always proud to represent Serbia :rocker2:

*Ljubica*
08-03-2008, 10:10 PM
Thanks for the thread Jess :hug:

Yes - let's look forward and not back. Good luck to Nole and Team Serbia in Beijing :)

kalisita
08-03-2008, 10:11 PM
Good luck to Nole in Beijing! Hope he enjoys the Olympics no matter how he does. :)

Does anyone know when he's going to Beijing? And also, is his coach going with him or is he just using whoever is heading Serbia's tennis team? (I don't know who that is I just realized) Does anyhone know if players can use both?

arm
08-03-2008, 10:15 PM
I have no idea how this tournament works, how many points are at stake and when it starts. Help anyone? :awww:

savesthedizzle
08-03-2008, 10:16 PM
I honestly don't understand much of how the Olympics work either :rolls: :tape: so I'm no help here.

kalisita
08-03-2008, 10:23 PM
I have no idea how this tournament works, how many points are at stake and when it starts. Help anyone? :awww:

The draw is 64 I believe. I know the winner gets 400 points, but not sure about the rest. Tennis starts on the 10th, though Nole will get a first round bye. Here's the official website for tennis:
http://en.beijing2008.cn/sports/tennis/

I hope it's helpful since I haven't fully investigated it yet. ;)

arm
08-03-2008, 10:25 PM
Thank you :hug: That gives me an general idea of how it works. :)

kalisita
08-03-2008, 10:31 PM
Also, the draw is on the 7th. Let's hope for a good draw!

*Ljubica*
08-03-2008, 10:32 PM
The draw is 64 I believe. I know the winner gets 400 points, but not sure about the rest. Tennis starts on the 10th, though Nole will get a first round bye. Here's the official website for tennis:
http://en.beijing2008.cn/sports/tennis/

I hope it's helpful since I haven't fully investigated it yet. ;)

Thanks Kalista :hug:I really don't know so much about how the Olympics work either. Guess we can all learn together:) I have my own reservations about them being held in Beijing because of the political situation there, - but - having said that - the athetes are going to go there and be proud to represent their countries -it's not their fault where this particular Olympics is being held - so they need our support :)

kalisita
08-03-2008, 10:36 PM
Here's the ranking breakdown (I had to go find it because I knew I saw it somewhere and it was driving me nuts because I couldn't remember where!)

Men's ATP ranking points
Gold Medal - 400
Silver Medal - 280
Bronze Medal - 205
Loser 3rd/4th - 155
Quarterfinals - 100
Round of 16 - 50
Round of 32 - 25
1st Round - 5

The one thing that does suck about the Olympics is that players drop the points after a year with no chance to defend them or pick up points to replace them really. But, I guess everyone who participates accepts that.

*Ljubica*
08-03-2008, 10:55 PM
Thanks again :hug: I will have a proper read of it all tomorrow - at the moment it's already past midnight here, and I'm still tired from staying up all night last night for the Nadal match :rolleyes: So I'm off to bed now - thanks for your company in the tournament thread tonight :wavey:

*Raine
08-03-2008, 11:21 PM
So he's now on the plane with Nenad and Janko?I wish I was in that plane too. lol

savesthedizzle
08-03-2008, 11:42 PM
So he's now on the plane with Nenad and Janko?I wish I was in that plane too. lol

Me too :aplot: :lol:

Pepi.
08-03-2008, 11:48 PM
Go for the gold nole :D

neenah
08-03-2008, 11:48 PM
So this is a regular tournament with a draw? I know nothing about this but I suppose I'll learn :rocker2:

neenah
08-03-2008, 11:51 PM
Oh wait, I forgot about this "gold, silver, bronze" medal deal. I can have three of my favorites win medals! :D :lol:

arm
08-04-2008, 12:07 AM
Oh wait, I forgot about this "gold, silver, bronze" medal deal. I can have three of my favorites win medals! :D :lol:

:lol: Good point. :D Always looking on the bright side.I like that. :hug:

savesthedizzle
08-04-2008, 12:18 AM
Oh oh! I do know something else! They put people from the same country in different parts of the draw so it doesn't prevent medals. So I believe the earliest Janko and Novak would be allowed to face each other is the gold medal match :scratch:

Lee
08-04-2008, 12:23 AM
Nole, enjoy your first Olympics moment and don't put too much pressure on yourself to win a medal. See, as great as Federer....... :p

kalisita
08-04-2008, 12:26 AM
Oh oh! I do know something else! They put people from the same country in different parts of the draw so it doesn't prevent medals. So I believe the earliest Janko and Novak would be allowed to face each other is the gold medal match :scratch:

That's right. If there is more than 2 players from the same country, theyre put into different quarters, so a country could have a player in each quarter (like Spain will).

I said before that Nole would have a bye, but I don't see that on the official page. I thought I read that before, but I may have been wrong. The early rounds are best of 3, but the final is best of 5. I have mixed feelings about that. On one hand, it's supposed to show the importance of the event, but on the other, it's probably hard to go from one format all tournie to a different at the end.

smileitsmyan
08-04-2008, 01:27 AM
do you guys think that maybe there just is something not right about Nole lately? Ever since RG/Queens he looks really off and like his mind is on something else. Maybe something in his personal life?

Alex999
08-04-2008, 01:41 AM
do you guys think that maybe there just is something not right about Nole lately? Ever since RG/Queens he looks really off and like his mind is on something else. Maybe something in his personal life?
That was my impression too, but I don't want to be negative. Who knows? His body language today was strange.

neenah
08-04-2008, 01:41 AM
Oh oh! I do know something else! They put people from the same country in different parts of the draw so it doesn't prevent medals. So I believe the earliest Janko and Novak would be allowed to face each other is the gold medal match :scratch:

Hmm, okay. I was wondering how the country stuff worked out.

:lol: Good point. :D Always looking on the bright side.I like that. :hug:

I try :hug: Hope you're feeling better about the loss.

smileitsmyan
08-04-2008, 05:39 AM
That was my impression too, but I don't want to be negative. Who knows? His body language today was strange.

I dunno...it really seems to me as though it's something personal. It seems as though his form went like overnight. It wasn't as though he had a bad day because he had a bad day in Miami and bounced back during clay season. Ever since Queens though, his serve has just gone, his forehand looks like Gulbis' (erratic), his backhand is mehh, and it seems like his mind is cloudy. One of the things I noticed in his match today was that he wasn't 100% sure or committed to what he wanted to do. He second guessed himself on so many points and just from my personal experience, when you start giving off that negative body language it usually has to do with something personal. Novak is mentally strong-I mean he's a freaking top professional tennis player for heaven's sake! It's an individual sport and there is no "team mentality" in tennis-it's your mentality and it's possibly the most important part of your game. When that goes, everything else goes with it. I really don't think that it's a confidence issue because we all know that Nole does not lack confidence in himself. It really seems to me as though it's something personal and right now tennis isn't the focal point of his life. I mean, he even said in that interview that he was "depressed" right now and I read that as a sign of a player who has a lot going on off-court.

I really wish I could just give him a hug :sad: he seems so sad lately.

*Ljubica*
08-04-2008, 10:44 AM
I dunno...it really seems to me as though it's something personal. It seems as though his form went like overnight. It wasn't as though he had a bad day because he had a bad day in Miami and bounced back during clay season. Ever since Queens though, his serve has just gone, his forehand looks like Gulbis' (erratic), his backhand is mehh, and it seems like his mind is cloudy. One of the things I noticed in his match today was that he wasn't 100% sure or committed to what he wanted to do. He second guessed himself on so many points and just from my personal experience, when you start giving off that negative body language it usually has to do with something personal. Novak is mentally strong-I mean he's a freaking top professional tennis player for heaven's sake! It's an individual sport and there is no "team mentality" in tennis-it's your mentality and it's possibly the most important part of your game. When that goes, everything else goes with it. I really don't think that it's a confidence issue because we all know that Nole does not lack confidence in himself. It really seems to me as though it's something personal and right now tennis isn't the focal point of his life. I mean, he even said in that interview that he was "depressed" right now and I read that as a sign of a player who has a lot going on off-court.

I really wish I could just give him a hug :sad: he seems so sad lately.

:hug:I want to give him a hug too:awww:

I honestly think his main problem is just that he's finding it hard to adjust to being such a top player :shrug: It's always easier being the "hunter" and going out there as the underdog, than being the "hunted" that everyone else wants to shoot down. Just see how much better he played against Nadal when he was the lower ranked player and not the favourite, than he did against Murray, when he was expected to win. I honestly think he just needs time to adjust to his new position. Sampras won his first Grand Slam in 1990, and then not another won til 1993, - it took him a while to adjust too, and look what he achieved:)

About the personal stuff- well- we all have stuff to deal with at some stage - and I'm sure there are things going on, but Nole will learn to deal with them in his own time like we all do.

I actually think the Oympics will be good for him :) He's already said how much he wants to be in the Village with the whole atmosphere of the other athletes around him. He'll have Janko and Nenad there as well, so it will be more of a "team" spirit, not an individual pressure, and he can relax watching other sports and having a good time with his mates as well as playing :)

I'm sure we will see a new Nole next week:)

savesthedizzle
08-04-2008, 11:01 AM
I actually think the Oympics will be good for him :) He's already said how much he wants to be in the Village with the whole atmosphere of the other athletes around him. He'll have Janko and Nenad there as well, so it will be more of a "team" spirit, not an individual pressure, and he can relax watching other sports and having a good time with his mates as well as playing :)

I'm sure we will see a new Nole next week:)


I think so too :)

*Ljubica*
08-04-2008, 11:10 AM
I think so too :)

Great minds think alike :)

savesthedizzle
08-04-2008, 11:18 AM
Also there is an article in the Viktor thread that need translation but if it says what I hope it says and that Viktor is going to the Olympics, I think that will really help Novak relax. All evidence that I've seen including the cutest little video, and also first hand observation, shows that Novak has a great time when Viktor is around :lol: Having that childhood friend around that you can really let loose around and act crazy with, is kind of what he needs to get rid of some pressure I think :)

Then again, I don't know what the article says yet... but I have hope since I believe Viktor is the first alternate at this point ;)

Dawn123
08-04-2008, 11:25 AM
:retard:I am sorry I did not translate it! Shame on me:banghead: It says that Serbian Tennis Federation booked Viktor a ticket for China but it is not official with ITF yet.

savesthedizzle
08-04-2008, 11:26 AM
:retard:I am sorry I did not translate it! Shame on me:banghead: It says that Serbian Tennis Federation booked Viktor a ticket for China but it is not official with ITF yet.

Thanks!!!! :hug: It's okay you didn't translate it :) There are a lot of people around here who would have done it eventually!!

Thanks for the news though :rocker2:

*Ljubica*
08-04-2008, 11:35 AM
Also there is an article in the Viktor thread that need translation but if it says what I hope it says and that Viktor is going to the Olympics, I think that will really help Novak relax. All evidence that I've seen including the cutest little video, and also first hand observation, shows that Novak has a great time when Viktor is around :lol: Having that childhood friend around that you can really let loose around and act crazy with, is kind of what he needs to get rid of some pressure I think :)

Then again, I don't know what the article says yet... but I have hope since I believe Viktor is the first alternate at this point ;)

Hey - that's great :) I must admit I haven't had the pleasure of seeing Nole and Viktor together much - but Viktor always seems such a bright and jolly character :) He could bring sunshine to anyone. I'll never forget his little singing routine at Wimby practice - though sometimes I wish I could, as he truly can't sing :o :lol:

Btw - if Jelena is reading this - good luck with your interview today :hug:

arm
08-04-2008, 12:37 PM
Yes, I also think the OG can be good for him.:)

Herdwick
08-04-2008, 01:25 PM
Morning all - de-glumped now so onwards and upwards.

However, the two Murray defeats have highlighted the fact that when someone manages to stays with Nole with depth and changes of pace he's at a total loss as to what to do. He is easily frustrated and his shots start misfiring alarmingly. Yesterday was clever by Andy and kudos is due there but it was hardly spectacular stuff. Also, Nole couldn't have played a third set and clearly looked like he didn't want to.

These points needs fixing and fast if he is to keep his ranking and go higher.

Would like to endorse the welcome back for Alex - you really have been missed so do come back soon.

arm
08-04-2008, 01:37 PM
Hey Herdwick, sorru I wasnt here yesterday. :sad: But you can find out my reasons in the Cinci thread.

:hug:

Herdwick
08-04-2008, 01:49 PM
:wavey:
I saw you had a frustrating evening gathered close in the loving embrace of your family.

Am sat in my office trying persuade myself to do some work.

arm
08-04-2008, 01:57 PM
I can try to persuade you to work... but I think I would be a better job tryong to persuade you not to. :lol:

*Ljubica*
08-04-2008, 02:13 PM
Morning all - de-glumped now so onwards and upwards.

However, the two Murray defeats have highlighted the fact that when someone manages to stays with Nole with depth and changes of pace he's at a total loss as to what to do. He is easily frustrated and his shots start misfiring alarmingly. Yesterday was clever by Andy and kudos is due there but it was hardly spectacular stuff. Also, Nole couldn't have played a third set and clearly looked like he didn't want to.

These points needs fixing and fast if he is to keep his ranking and go higher.

Would like to endorse the welcome back for Alex - you really have been missed so do come back soon.

Herdwick my dear :hug: Glad you're feeling better.

I agree the match has bought up some points to be addressed - hopefully he and Marian can work on that soon :) Btw - am i the only sad person here who thinks the other guy who always sits with Marian (PT/Fitness Trainer?) -is pretty hot? :o

njnetswill
08-04-2008, 04:29 PM
Jia You Nole!

*does a little Chinese fanboy dance*

Alex999
08-04-2008, 06:00 PM
Morning all - de-glumped now so onwards and upwards.

However, the two Murray defeats have highlighted the fact that when someone manages to stays with Nole with depth and changes of pace he's at a total loss as to what to do. He is easily frustrated and his shots start misfiring alarmingly. Yesterday was clever by Andy and kudos is due there but it was hardly spectacular stuff. Also, Nole couldn't have played a third set and clearly looked like he didn't want to.

These points needs fixing and fast if he is to keep his ranking and go higher.

Would like to endorse the welcome back for Alex - you really have been missed so do come back soon.

Thank you Herdwick. Your observation abut Nole is spot on. Novak needs to be more aggressive with Murray. The problem is Nole made too many UE yesterday. I'm concerned about his body language. My impression was that he didn't really care if he is going to win or lose. Sure, it was hot and humid, maybe he was tired but still... I'll support Novak no matter what, I just hope to see him playing his best tennis again. We all know what he is capable of. Somehow, I believe that he'll come back stronger than ever

kalisita
08-04-2008, 09:07 PM
This is from Tennis.com's the Ticker:

Sam Stosur on the conditions at Beijing: "It's very hot, very humid and the sun's not even out yet so it can only get worse from here... It's unpredictable and probably the hottest conditions we are going to play in all year."

This is the first player in Beijing I've heard talk about the conditions. Nole looked pretty spend playing in the heat of Cinci. Though, he did make the final. :)

neenah
08-04-2008, 09:22 PM
Thank you Herdwick. Your observation abut Nole is spot on. Novak needs to be more aggressive with Murray. The problem is Nole made too many UE yesterday. I'm concerned about his body language. My impression was that he didn't really care if he is going to win or lose. Sure, it was hot and humid, maybe he was tired but still... I'll support Novak no matter what, I just hope to see him playing his best tennis again. We all know what he is capable of. Somehow, I believe that he'll come back stronger than ever

I agree. It seemed that since his shots weren't working he didn't get very into the match 100%. There were flashes of brilliance though, like those match points at 3-5 :lol:

I've heard only good things about you as a poster here so hope to see you back :wavey:

Jia You Nole!

*does a little Chinese fanboy dance*

I read that jia you translates literally to "add oil" :p

Lee
08-04-2008, 09:51 PM
Jia You Nole!

*does a little Chinese fanboy dance*

:scratch: How does a "little Chinese fanboy dance" look like? :lol: May be I need to do an old Chinese fangirl dance. ;)


I read that jia you translates literally to "add oil" :p

Yes, it's "add oil". Similar to Vamos, Ajde, Allez, Hopp, Let's go, C'mon,..........

Alex999
08-04-2008, 11:50 PM
I agree. It seemed that since his shots weren't working he didn't get very into the match 100%. There were flashes of brilliance though, like those match points at 3-5 :lol:

I've heard only good things about you as a poster here so hope to see you back :wavey:



I read that jia you translates literally to "add oil" :p
Thank you Neenah. It's good to be back. I actually noticed that not too many people are bashing Novak in GM any more. Somehow I think haters will be back when Nole wins the USO :lol:

neenah
08-05-2008, 02:31 AM
Thank you Neenah. It's good to be back. I actually noticed that not too many people are bashing Novak in GM any more. Somehow I think haters will be back when Nole wins the USO :lol:

You can call me Nina. :) I don't open enough threads in GM (I stick to the Funny Fotos types :lol:) to know too much about who is bashing whom, but I've gotten the impression that some people are calming down with the bashing, which is nice to see.

Winning --> bashers
Losing --> no bashers

:shrug:

savesthedizzle
08-05-2008, 02:31 AM
If that's the equation, then I'd rather have bashers and just hide in here :)

:rolls:

neenah
08-05-2008, 02:38 AM
Agreed. Nole Land is a fantastic safe haven. :D

savesthedizzle
08-05-2008, 02:40 AM
Agreed. Nole Land is a fantastic safe haven. :D

That is because Nole fans are the best, naturally :)

They make excellent company :)

smileitsmyan
08-05-2008, 03:01 AM
Morning all - de-glumped now so onwards and upwards.

However, the two Murray defeats have highlighted the fact that when someone manages to stays with Nole with depth and changes of pace he's at a total loss as to what to do. He is easily frustrated and his shots start misfiring alarmingly. Yesterday was clever by Andy and kudos is due there but it was hardly spectacular stuff. Also, Nole couldn't have played a third set and clearly looked like he didn't want to.

These points needs fixing and fast if he is to keep his ranking and go higher.

Would like to endorse the welcome back for Alex - you really have been missed so do come back soon.

true, what doesn't kill you will only make you stronger. Murray exposed one of Nole's main weaknesses and now he's going to have to work on defending against players who play like that against him.

Lee
08-05-2008, 03:53 AM
If that's the equation, then I'd rather have bashers and just hide in here :)

:rolls:

Well, the new posters don't even notice there're duck hunt and potato peeler thread :p

savesthedizzle
08-05-2008, 03:53 AM
Duck Hunt is old school, like the Adam Chadaj thread ;) :lol:

Lee
08-05-2008, 03:57 AM
Duck Hunt is old school, like the Adam Chadaj thread ;) :lol:

OMG, the Adam Chadaj thread. :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

neenah
08-05-2008, 04:09 AM
OMG, the Adam Chadaj thread. :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

:scratch:

kalisita
08-05-2008, 06:14 AM
Hi all :wavey:

I don't mean to be the wet blanket here but I personally am not feeling so great about Novak playing in the Olympics this year. I know he's a patriotic guy but I really feel that Beijing's notoriously bad smog would only serve to harm Novak, who has enough health and breathing problems as it is. Seriously, he should wear a mask if he's going to be running around breathing in that poison air. Not only that but I wouldn't dare eat any of the food over there. Not unless he wants to get food poisoning or to test positive for steroids.

Bleh. I'm really down on the Olympics this year, just can't get excited about it. Not only that but tennis has had so many B-squad medalists over the years that I find it hard to believe that anybody ranked in the top ten will actually medal this year. But if they do, more power to them.

Novak winning a medal would be great but I'd rather see him win the USO, and he's not going to do that if he goes deep at the Olympics. JMO. I hope I'm not out of line saying so.

I kind of agree with you in that this year's Olympics has a weird feel even before it has started. You read about how some countries are providing their athletes with breathing masks and about how the media may be censored and it feels odd to be talking about the Olympics. The food thing especially is weird. The fact that China has to go to so much trouble to ensure that eating the food in the village won't result in athletes testing positive for doping is bizarre to me. I kinda wish the Olympic committee would have waited to give China a later Olympics. But, I'm trying to keep an open mind until the games actually begin. It just kind of makes me a little sad that there is already so much controversy surrounding the Olympics.

*Ljubica*
08-05-2008, 11:01 AM
I do see exactly what you mean tangerine_dream, and Kalista. There are far too many negative things hanging around this Olympics (none of them really conected to sport), and it is sad. As i said earlier, I have really strong reservations about China having these Games because of the political situation there (censorship of Internet and media, human rights etc)............ But- having said that - the athletes still want to be there and want to represent their countries. Nole is really looking forward to the whole experience, and as we discussed yesterday, I'm sure it will do him good to be in that team environment, with good friends like Janko, Nenad (and Viktor ;) )- so best we just cheer for him and hope for the best :)

njnetswill
08-05-2008, 05:13 PM
It is hard to compare modern industrialized nations with developing ones. Besides just merely commenting on the fact that China is communist, let's not forget that it is still a third world country. The summer olympics have not been held in a developing country since the Mexico City games in 1968. (South Korea already by 1988 had living standards comaparable to the first world) China's problems are problems of a country that is rapidly industrializing and changing. Does China's environmental policies need to change? Yes. But let's not forget our own history lessons about how awful the pollution was in Britain and America during our own industrial periods. China does not have an equivalent to an FDA to ensure food quality, just as the United States did not start enforcing food production until the progressive era.

Beijing is not an ideal place to be holding athletics events, but the hope is that the Chinese's desire to have a successful games will force them to examine and change. China is playing catch up to the developed world. It starts with small things, like the attempt to curb locals' habit of spitting in public. :lol:

_sanja_
08-05-2008, 06:51 PM
do you guys think that maybe there just is something not right about Nole lately? Ever since RG/Queens he looks really off and like his mind is on something else. Maybe something in his personal life?


could be the fact that Mare`s gf is way hotter than Jelena :devil: :D
just joking...

smileitsmyan
08-05-2008, 09:28 PM
could be the fact that Mare`s gf is way hotter than Jelena :devil: :D
just joking...

I personally think Jelena is a lot prettier than Murray's girlfriend :lol:

Anyway personally for me, I would rather Nole dig deep for USO than the Olympics. I don't have anything against this year's Olympics but all the controversy surrounding it has really killed the spirit of the Games for me. That said though, I think it's every athlete's dream to win a gold medal at the Olympics so meh I dunno :rolleyes:

_sanja_
08-05-2008, 09:54 PM
I personally think Jelena is a lot prettier than Murray's girlfriend :lol:




Mare = Marko Đoković... thats what I meant ;)

but I do agree about the USO and Olympics part :wavey:

*Ljubica*
08-06-2008, 05:54 PM
OK - I just read that Nole should be arriving in Beijing tomorrow. He seems to have left it a bit later than some of the other players - and went home for a few days first :shrug: But he is on his way now. Only in Serbian I'm afraid :sad:

http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/vesti.php?Lang=SR&nav=sljk&IDV=79&nav=sljk

kalisita
08-06-2008, 05:59 PM
OK - I just read that Nole should be arriving in Beijing tomorrow. He seems to have left it a bit later than some of the other players - and went home for a few days first :shrug: But he is on his way now. Only in Serbian I'm afraid :sad:

http://www.novakdjokovic.rs/vesti.php?Lang=SR&nav=sljk&IDV=79&nav=sljk

I'm surprised by how late he's getting there. That's not much time to get used to conditions. Nadal and Fed were both there at the beginning of the week. A lot of players, men and women, I've read about who are there are talking about how difficult it is to adjust, for no other reason than jetlag.

*Ljubica*
08-06-2008, 06:03 PM
I'm surprised by how late he's getting there. That's not much time to get used to conditions. Nadal and Fed were both there at the beginning of the week. A lot of players, men and women, I've read about who are there are talking about how difficult it is to adjust, for no other reason than jetlag.

Yes - I was surprised too :shrug: But I guess he must have his reasons - maybe personal - just needed to go home for a while. I'm sure someone wrote here that he would have a Bye in the 1st round though, so won't play til Tuesday at the earliest as far as I heard (maybe wrong there :shrug: ) so that should be enough time.

kalisita
08-06-2008, 06:17 PM
Yes - I was surprised too :shrug: But I guess he must have his reasons - maybe personal - just needed to go home for a while. I'm sure someone wrote here that he would have a Bye in the 1st round though, so won't play til Tuesday at the earliest as far as I heard (maybe wrong there :shrug: ) so that should be enough time.

I was the one who posted earlier about him having a bye, but I'm not sure about that now. I thought I read that a while ago, but didn't see it on the official tennis page when the format was discussed But, we'll know soon enough, like 10 hours or so depending upon how long it takes to publish the draw.

The schedule has 1R Sun and Mon, 2R Tues, and then each subsequent round the following day with SFs Fri. The Bronze metal match is Sat and the final Sun.

*Ljubica*
08-06-2008, 06:30 PM
I was the one who posted earlier about him having a bye, but I'm not sure about that now. I thought I read that a while ago, but didn't see it on the official tennis page when the format was discussed But, we'll know soon enough, like 10 hours or so depending upon how long it takes to publish the draw.

The schedule has 1R Sun and Mon, 2R Tues, and then each subsequent round the following day with SFs Fri. The Bronze metal match is Sat and the final Sun.

Ah - OK - so I can blame you if I got it wong :o :lol: No - seriously - I have really no idea either, and though I've read all the links too, they don't exactly make it very clear. As you say - draw will be out tomorrow, so by the time I wake up tomorrow moring, it should all be clear :)

smileitsmyan
08-06-2008, 06:40 PM
god what's this I hear about Nole's parents separating? :sad:

savesthedizzle
08-06-2008, 06:55 PM
god what's this I hear about Nole's parents separating? :sad:

Where did you hear that?

If true, it would explain why Novak has things on his mind.
But I need a source.

*Ljubica*
08-06-2008, 07:39 PM
Where did you hear that?

If true, it would explain why Novak has things on his mind.
But I need a source.

The poster marc23 posted it on GM this afternoon(the Nole Motivation thread I think), and Misha kind of backed it up.

Must admit I had heard rumours before now - mainly because of Alex having family in Serbia etc, and other friends I have there - but I never said anything here, because no one really knows if the tabloid press is telling the truth or not :shrug: - so I thought it was best not to spread gossip with no official source, because that kind of thing would be so hurtful to the family if it turned out not to be true :sad: Now it's been said elsewhere though, I personally have to say I believe it's true though and it would explain a lot. Hopefully they will work something out though - lots of couples/families have problems, but come out of them stronger and better for it :)

Herdwick
08-06-2008, 08:35 PM
The poster marc23 posted it on GM this afternoon(the Nole Motivation thread I think), and Misha kind of backed it up.

Must admit I had heard rumours before now - mainly because of Alex having family in Serbia etc, and other friends I have there - but I never said anything here, because no one really knows if the tabloid press is telling the truth or not :shrug: - so I thought it was best not to spread gossip with no official source, because that kind of thing would be so hurtful to the family if it turned out not to be true :sad: Now it's been said elsewhere though, I personally have to say I believe it's true though and it would explain a lot. Hopefully they will work something out though - lots of couples/families have problems, but come out of them stronger and better for it :)

Heck - back from an impromptu evening out and find this? M seems to confirm it in GM...:confused:

*Ljubica*
08-06-2008, 08:49 PM
Heck - back from an impromptu evening out and find this? M seems to confirm it in GM...:confused:

Yes he does :sad: But - like I said - it wouldn't be the first time that a couple had problems and came through them stronger than before,- so I hope this will be the case - however true the "rumours" actually are. From what I heard they're not actually separating at this stage anyway - he had an affair, but she doesn't want to split, she wants to work through it and stay together - and they're trying to find a way :shrug:

Herdwick
08-06-2008, 08:57 PM
True but poor Nole - awful for him. He doesn't need this...

Alex999
08-06-2008, 11:05 PM
True but poor Nole - awful for him. He doesn't need this...
Oh man, this is the last thing he needs right now :sad:. Nole stay strong.

njnetswill
08-07-2008, 12:48 AM
Hopefully the news about his parents are not true. Not only would it impact Novak's tennis, but Marko and especially Djorde are still young and a divorce is never good news for children.

smileitsmyan
08-07-2008, 01:04 AM
The poster marc23 posted it on GM this afternoon(the Nole Motivation thread I think), and Misha kind of backed it up.

Must admit I had heard rumours before now - mainly because of Alex having family in Serbia etc, and other friends I have there - but I never said anything here, because no one really knows if the tabloid press is telling the truth or not :shrug: - so I thought it was best not to spread gossip with no official source, because that kind of thing would be so hurtful to the family if it turned out not to be true :sad: Now it's been said elsewhere though, I personally have to say I believe it's true though and it would explain a lot. Hopefully they will work something out though - lots of couples/families have problems, but come out of them stronger and better for it :)

geez when I read that, I was actually thinking that maybe it was just somebody being cheeky but then quite a reputable poster confirmed it and now you have so I guess there can't be smoke without fire. It really does explain the way he's been recently and I feel even worse for him now :sad: I really hope that for the sake of their children, they work on their marriage and their family.

kalisita
08-07-2008, 04:14 AM
The draw is out. http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_35058_original.PDF

Nole is in Nadal's half. His 1R opponent is Robby Ginepri. Murray is in Nadal's quarter, which is good. :devil: But, for some reason I have bad feeling about Ginepri. The rest of the quarter isn't too bad, with Nalbandian being the second highest seed in the quarter. Hope he does well! :)

Lee
08-07-2008, 04:18 AM
Don't worry about Robbi, he will self implode. :tape:

kalisita
08-07-2008, 04:26 AM
I forgot about him playing doubles. He and Zimonjic are actually the 2nd seeds and will take on Damm and Vizner of Czech Rep. I kinda feel bad for Nenad since he's so good at doubles and doesn't have a partner to match. I think Damm and Vizner are a tough 1R opponent too. I hope they do well.

Lee
08-07-2008, 04:32 AM
Nenad and Nole played very well in their DC tie vs Russia even both were half dead. But the Czech pair are tough. Good luck.

*Raine
08-07-2008, 05:11 AM
What time will be the opening ceremony on Friday? And who will be the flag bearer for Serbia?

PennyThePenguin
08-07-2008, 05:44 AM
8.08pm on august 8th ;) beijing time of course

*Raine
08-07-2008, 11:05 AM
8.08pm on august 8th ;) beijing time of course

Thanks ;)

Good thing Beijing is in the same time zone as we do. I will be able to watch the ceremony during that time.


Maybe I should tell Novak that he shouldn't think about me all the time, so he can focus on winning the gold. :devil::lol:

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 11:09 AM
Thanks ;)

Good thing Beijing is in the same time zone as we do. I will be able to watch the ceremony during that time.


Maybe I should tell Novak that he shouldn't think about me all the time, so he can focus on winning the gold. :devil::lol:

:lol: Too many adoring women and not enough time - that's his problem:)

Good luck to Nole :) I'm having a bit of a nightmare morning :help: so not much time here til later - but still wanted to say good luck :)

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 12:05 PM
OK - here are the entire draws - single and doubles- thought they should be posted here somewhere :)

SINGLES
(1) Federer - Tursunov
Lee - Arevalo
Robredo - Seppi
Berdych - (14) Karlovic

(10) Simon - Soderling
Niemeyer - Cañas
Bellucci - Hrbaty
Guccione - (8) Blake

(4) Davydenko - Gulbis
Mathieu - Lapentti
Loglo - Anderson
Mirnyi - (15) Kiefer

(12) Gonzalez - Darcis
Cilic - Monaco
O. Rochus - Minar
Tipsarevic - (5) Ferrer

(7) Nalbandian - Zeng
Massu - Darcis
Bolelli - Hanescu
Monfils - (11) Almagro

(13) Youzhny - Vanek
Nieminen - T. Johansson
Schuettler - Nishikori
Ginepri - ](3) Djokovic

(6) Murray - Lu
Calleri - Ljubicic
Daniel - Melzer
Dancevic - (9) Wawrinka

(16) Stepanek - Llodra
Querrey - Andreev
Hewitt - Bjorkman
Starace - (2) Nadal

http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medi...1_original.PDF
DOUBLES
Bryans (USA) - Knowles-Mullings (BAH)
Kiefer-Schuettler (GER) - Knowle-Melzer (AUT)
Guccione-Hewitt (AUS) - Calleri-Monaco (ARG)
Bjorkman-Soderling (SWE) - Nadal-Robredo (ESP)

Federer-Wawrinka (SUI) - Bolelli-Seppi (ITA)
Cilic-Ljubicic (CRO) - Gonzalez-Massu (CHI)
Berdych-Stepanek (CZE) - M. Melo-Sa (BRA)
Monfils-Simon (FRA) - Bhupathi-Paes (IND)

Andreev-Davydenko (RUS) - Blake-Querrey (USA)
Cañas-Nalbandian (ARG) - Darcis-O. Rochus (BEL)
Murrays (GBR) - Nestor-Niemeyer (CAN)
Clement-Llodra (FRA) - Erlich-Ram (ISR)

Almagro-Ferrer (ESP) - Anderson-Coetzee (RSA)
Aspelin-T. Johansson (SWE) - Hanley-Kerr (AUS)
Fyrstenberg-Matkowski (POL) - Yu-Zeng (CHN)
Damm-Vizner (CZE) - Djokovic-Zimonjic (SRB)

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 03:53 PM
Here is a link to a YouTube clip of Nole practicing in Beijing :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrtPifTnEjY&eurl=http://greattennisphotos.blogspot.com/2008/08/novak-djokovic-arrived-to-beijing.html

Also - video and interview (in Serbian) of him arriving in Beijing :)
http://greattennisphotos.blogspot.com/2008/08/novak-djokovic-arrived-to-beijing.html

"I'm excited and I can't wait to go out on the court. I represent my country on one of the most important competition. It's a great honor and pleasure to be here, and of course I'll try to win one of the medals."

"Nenad has been here for three days already, same as Janko (Tipsarevic). Unfortunately I couldn't come earlier because of lot of responsibilities on other tournaments, but I will try to practice with Nenad so we could be ready for the beginning of the tournament."

"I'm full of positive energy because I will stay in Olympic Village and will live among other great sportsmen from all over the world. Everything else will be easy."

Manon
08-07-2008, 04:04 PM
So why are Bryans first seed? Like in Toronto. Nestor/Zimonjic are 1st almost a month.

kalisita
08-07-2008, 04:18 PM
So why are Bryans first seed? Like in Toronto. Nestor/Zimonjic are 1st almost a month.

I don't know exactly how they do doubles seeding, but I think they combine the doubles points of both players. Nole must have had enough points to not drag Nenad down too much. :) Look at Nestor. He and his partner aren't even seeded even though Nestor is the #1 doubles player in the world.

Manon
08-07-2008, 05:00 PM
I don't know exactly how they do doubles seeding, but I think they combine the doubles points of both players. Nole must have had enough points to not drag Nenad down too much. :) Look at Nestor. He and his partner aren't even seeded even though Nestor is the #1 doubles player in the world.

Thank you, I forgot points. Nenad is 4th now. As for Nestor I think it's nonsense. But, rules...

Lee
08-07-2008, 05:07 PM
So why are Bryans first seed? Like in Toronto. Nestor/Zimonjic are 1st almost a month.

The doubles rankings are based on both players. Nola and Nenad are seeded only because Nole's singles ranking is high enough. And only because the new system counts the single ranking.

Manon
08-07-2008, 05:18 PM
I understand that *and forget who play with who*, but why in Toronto Bryans were 1st?

Lee
08-07-2008, 05:26 PM
Just like the ranking system in singles. The combined ranking points of Nenad and Nestor are less than the Bryans. I think they just passed them this week.

njnetswill
08-07-2008, 06:02 PM
Ginepri is a dangerous first round but after that I think it gets easier, especially with Nalbandian in his quarter.

kalisita
08-07-2008, 06:05 PM
Ginepri is a dangerous first round but after that I think it gets easier, especially with Nalbandian in his quarter.

If he plays like he did against Berrer in Cincy Ginepri will be a huge challenge. Just have to hope his head is on straight and his game is on. :)

but-it's-ok
08-07-2008, 08:22 PM
I'll just say best of luck to Nole,I'm never keen on making predictions:) Adje Nole:worship::rocker2:

kalisita
08-07-2008, 08:48 PM
Does anyone know who Nole is rooming with in Beijing? I don't know why exactly but I like to know who my favorites are sleeping with at the Olympics. ;)

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 08:58 PM
Does anyone know who Nole is rooming with in Beijing? I don't know why exactly but I like to know who my favorites are sleeping with at the Olympics. ;)

:lol: I am kind of tempted to make a crude comment here - but I am too far much of an :angel:

And the honest answer is that I have no idea :shrug: Though I presume probably Marian (his coach) or Miljan (Fitness Trainer). If he gets lonely though - I could be on the next flight to Beijing :)

Herdwick
08-07-2008, 09:00 PM
I second that question.

Down woman down...

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 09:02 PM
I second that question.

Down woman down...

Might have known you would be up for the trip to Beijing :angel: Can't let the poor boy be lonely can we? :angel:

Herdwick
08-07-2008, 09:04 PM
:devil: Oh I have such plans for him - he has no idea!

Just watching the news - the air in Beijing looks awful!

Manon
08-07-2008, 09:07 PM
:devil: Oh I have such plans for him - he has no idea!

Just watching the news - the air in Beijing looks awful!

You are...:angel:

Rose, Miljan for you? Good deal?

Herdwick
08-07-2008, 09:09 PM
:wavey: I am?

Well that's alright then:devil:

Do you think we'll see him at the opening ceremony? I know he won't be carrying the flag but hope to spot him in the team. How big is Serbia's team BTW?

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 09:11 PM
You are...:angel:

Rose, Miljan for you? Good deal?

:angel: I sure wouldn't say no to Miljan :inlove: But I also wouldn't say "no" to Janko - yes - I know I am a bad grl :o

I was wondering the same about the Ceremony.

Herdwick
08-07-2008, 09:13 PM
Shameless hussy...but that leaves Nole for me then.

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 09:15 PM
Shameless hussy...but that leaves Nole for me then.

I thought we were sharing :p And for goodness sake don't tell Raquel - or she will be taking them all away from us - too young and beautiful that one :lol: Us over-25s won't stand a chance :sad:

Herdwick
08-07-2008, 09:19 PM
Of course - he'll cope - he's only 21. You can go first...

And you're right - we have to watch Raquel. We must decoy her away ...

Manon
08-07-2008, 09:19 PM
Shameless hussy...but that leaves Nole for me then.

Let me take care of that...:muscles: You're safe with me. I mean Nole:)

Manon
08-07-2008, 09:20 PM
Don't we all. :devil:

Girl, the best post ever in GM:worship: Absolytely the best!

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 09:23 PM
Of course - he'll cope - he's only 21. You can go first...

And you're right - we have to watch Raquel. We must decoy her away ...

First :bounce: Ooooh thanks - and I think Misha can be our decoy:)

Herdwick
08-07-2008, 09:24 PM
Misha - do you look anything like Cesc?

Herdwick
08-07-2008, 09:25 PM
why dont u girls just go and try to DO something?! they are not so hard-to-get as one would think... and I mean it!! ;)

Because I have a devoted husband who is already somewhat miffed at the Nole-love emanating from this keyboard....

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 09:25 PM
why dont u girls just go and try to DO something?! they are not so hard-to-get as one would think... and I mean it!! ;)

Oh yes - I've been to many tournaments myself ;) But I have a good man at home now, so I'm all talk nowadays really :o

Manon
08-07-2008, 09:27 PM
Misha - do you look anything like Cesc?

Wait untill pass this sanja suprise....








Ok, no Herdwick:cool:

Manon
08-07-2008, 09:32 PM
Sanja, I'm man, bodyguard, str8:cool:

Herdwick
08-07-2008, 09:35 PM
See - we are the ultimate in repressed respectability here. True adherents to the teachings of John Knox...

:devil: Mind you he said we're all damned anyway no matter what we do...

_sanja_
08-07-2008, 09:35 PM
ohhh, sorry Manon, nisam znala!! :blush:

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 09:37 PM
ok, then this is different story u have... keep on dreaming then, Im with u ;) just wanted to remind u that there`s always a chance to fulfill the dreams hehe

Life would be boring without dreams :) Btw - I saw you were in Umag last year - I love that tournament :)

Manon
08-07-2008, 09:37 PM
See - we are the ultimate in repressed respectability here. True adherents to the teachings of John Knox...

:devil: Mind you he said we're all damned anyway no matter what we do...

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

Manon
08-07-2008, 09:38 PM
ohhh, sorry Manon, nisam znala!! :blush:

You're welcome:o

Btw, Kirkicica gave me nick on FB Opera friend or something :lol:

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 09:39 PM
See - we are the ultimate in repressed respectability here. True adherents to the teachings of John Knox...

:devil: Mind you he said we're all damned anyway no matter what we do...

John Knox :help: Are you trying to give me nightmares woman? :devil:

*Raine
08-07-2008, 09:41 PM
Don't worry I'll go to Beijing and "inspire him more than enough" to win a gold medal. I don't know if he'll get to sleep though :devil::devil:

:hearts::hearts::hearts::lol::lol::lol:

Herdwick
08-07-2008, 09:41 PM
Don't tell me; you're Catholic and now mortally offended.

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 09:43 PM
Don't tell me; you're Catholic and now mortally offended.

No - not at all - don't worry - I'm not really anything :shrug: Christened C of E, but only ever go to Church now for Christenings, Weddings and Funerals - so you haven't offended me :hug:

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 09:45 PM
Don't worry I'll go to Beijing and "inspire him more than enough" to win a gold medal. I don't know if he'll get to sleep though :devil::devil:

:hearts::hearts::hearts::lol::lol::lol:

:lol: Ah - Raine :wavey: Yet another young lady for Misha to chaperone :) That man is going to very busy :lol:

savesthedizzle
08-07-2008, 09:45 PM
:rolls: :rolls:

This thread was fun to read today :aplot:

Herdwick
08-07-2008, 09:48 PM
Someone appreciates our brilliant wit! :worship:

But we can do better...watch this space.

Right - goodnight all. My bath has been run for me (told you he was devoted)

savesthedizzle
08-07-2008, 09:49 PM
Someone appreciates our brilliant wit! :worship:

But we can do better...watch this space.

Right - goodnight all. My bath has been run for me (told you he was devoted)

Of course :yeah:

:wavey: good night :)

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 09:50 PM
Someone appreciates our brilliant wit! :worship:

But we can do better...watch this space.

Right - goodnight all. My bath has been run for me (told you he was devoted)

Your man is an :angel: He may even buy you a ticket to Beijing :)

Goodnight, sleep well, talk tomorrow I'm sure, and I hope the :cat: is better tomorrow:hug:

Jess - again we seem to have derailed a tournament thread into something quite, quite different :o Glad it was entertaining though!

smileitsmyan
08-07-2008, 09:55 PM
Of course :yeah:

:wavey: good night :)

i've been meaning to ask you this for a while. who's that guy in your ava?? he's HOT!!

_sanja_
08-07-2008, 09:56 PM
I`d better delete my posts, they are not appropriate to this thread... :)

savesthedizzle
08-07-2008, 09:57 PM
The guy in it right now is Novak, no? :scratch:

Or do you mean in my signature!

THAT IS VIKTOR TROICKI! The best player not to be allowed to play in the Olympics. :sad: Serbian #3 :D He's awesome.


Or did you mean the hot guy in my old avatar... up until yesterday that was Kiefer :hearts: :lick:

*Ljubica*
08-07-2008, 09:59 PM
I`d better delete my posts, they are not appropriate to this thread... :)

:hug: Why ever not?

Anyway - time for me to sleep too - goodnight :wavey:

_sanja_
08-07-2008, 10:07 PM
well, I did it but the quotes remain so no effect :shrug:

Manon
08-07-2008, 10:13 PM
Sanja, opusteno. Here is always great.

Manon
08-07-2008, 10:50 PM
Hi Misha, thanks! Which post? :scratch:

10 antics. God, so hilarious and :secret: clever as hell.

gambit84
08-07-2008, 11:33 PM
good draw and good luck!

smileitsmyan
08-08-2008, 01:11 AM
The guy in it right now is Novak, no? :scratch:

Or do you mean in my signature!



I thought it was when I first saw it too but then I was like wait maybe it's like her boyfriend or something :lol: never seen him with his hair all spiked up before. looks good! who's the girl?

savesthedizzle
08-08-2008, 01:56 AM
I thought it was when I first saw it too but then I was like wait maybe it's like her boyfriend or something :lol: never seen him with his hair all spiked up before. looks good! who's the girl?

:rolls: I WISH :haha: And I also wish I was as hot as Dominika :rolls:

Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakian WTA superstar of the future :rocker:

Actually she had an awesome week last week beating Dementieva, Petrova, Jankovic and Bartoli before losing (badly) to Safina :lol:

smileitsmyan
08-08-2008, 03:21 AM
Actually she had an awesome week last week beating Dementieva, Petrova, Jankovic and Bartoli before losing (badly) to Safina :lol:

that's right! I was watching the Tennis Channel a few days ago and the commentators kept saying "the giant killer" and I knew she looked a bit familiar-I thought maybe she was an European actress or something :lol:

*Raine
08-08-2008, 03:36 AM
I wonder if Novak's still going to wear the orange shirt :lol:. I miss it already ;).


Just think of me Novak and the gold medal will be in your hands :lol:

tmv
08-08-2008, 07:25 AM
I wonder if Novak's still going to wear the orange shirt :lol:. I miss it already ;).

I suppose he is going to be in red (our national team color), but red suits him well to ;)


edit

It seems he is going to play first match on Monday, 17 h local time:
http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/BIO/Athlete/1/229481.shtml

*Raine
08-08-2008, 09:59 AM
I suppose he is going to be in red (our national team color), but red suits him well to ;)


edit

It seems he is going to play first match on Monday, 17 h local time:
http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/BIO/Athlete/1/229481.shtml

I agree he looks great in red too. :)

Thanks for posting the time, at least I'm available that time to watch it. It's my favorite player's first match in the Olympics. Wow. :worship:

*Ljubica*
08-08-2008, 10:02 AM
I suppose he is going to be in red (our national team color), but red suits him well to ;)


edit

It seems he is going to play first match on Monday, 17 h local time:
http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/BIO/Athlete/1/229481.shtml

Thanks for that - he looks great in red :inlove:

*Raine
08-08-2008, 11:55 AM
Team Serbia for tennis but in other events.... Team Philippines. :)

(we only have 15 athletes)

pookykiki
08-08-2008, 03:06 PM
I have been watching the inauguration ceremony for 1 hours and they showed Serbian team about a quarter of second. I think I saw Novak but maybe it was just my imagination. Isn't that love? :lol: :angel:

*Ljubica*
08-08-2008, 03:08 PM
I have been watching the inauguration ceremony for 1 hours and they showed Serbian team about a quarter of second. I think I saw Novak but maybe it was just my imagination. Isn't that love? :lol: :angel:

:lol: Me too - Raquel and I have been waiting for hours - just that one glimpse.

pookykiki
08-08-2008, 03:34 PM
:lol: Me too - Raquel and I have been waiting for hours - just that one glimpse.

At least, thanks to the opening ceremony I have discover a new country... And that glimpse was so exciting ;) Why they show so many Nadal/Almagro/Murray and another tennis player? :shrug:
Hi Rose how are you these days? :wavey:

*Ljubica*
08-08-2008, 04:16 PM
Oh that one. :lol: Thanks, I enjoyed posting it. :devil:

So no photos or glimpses of Novak at Olympics ceremonies yet? I was watching a livestream and they showed some good close ups of Rafa, Roger, AndyM, and the Williams sisters. They all look like they're having a blast.

Maybe the Serbian websites will have photos of Novak available soon.

As far as we know, all Europe (including Serbia) had the same TV pictures - so all we got was one shot of Nole :sad: Very spectacular ceremony - but - would have been better with more of him and less of everyone else :)

*Ljubica*
08-08-2008, 04:17 PM
At least, thanks to the opening ceremony I have discover a new country... And that glimpse was so exciting ;) Why they show so many Nadal/Almagro/Murray and another tennis player? :shrug:
Hi Rose how are you these days? :wavey:

H Ana :wavey: I'm fine thanks. And you? First I thought the Murray shots were just because I was watching on UK TV - but seems everyone in Europe had the same - and I really can't answer for why :shrug:

arm
08-08-2008, 04:24 PM
I have been watching the inauguration ceremony for 1 hours and they showed Serbian team about a quarter of second. I think I saw Novak but maybe it was just my imagination. Isn't that love? :lol: :angel:

We had the same problem. And Rose and I also thought we saw him. First line on the left?

We all love him. :inlove::lol:

camnation
08-08-2008, 04:36 PM
Does anyone know who Nole is rooming with in Beijing? I don't know why exactly but I like to know who my favorites are sleeping with at the Olympics. ;)
No word on this yet? I can't sleep properly without this information. :p

arm
08-08-2008, 04:38 PM
No word on this yet? I can't sleep properly without this information. :p

No, idea. But I certainly envy that person. :lol::angel::o

arm
08-08-2008, 05:25 PM
Well, this is from July 24th and some of you may have already read it. But here it goes:

Beijing 2008 Olympic spotlight on...Novak Djokovic


Beijing 2008 Olympic spotlight on...Novak Djokovic

Q: What are your early memories of the Olympic Games?

ND: I always dreamed of playing in the Olympic Games.In the first place, because the Games has the biggest tradition in sports and it's an event which unites all the professional athletes all around the world. It's very special. I remember as a kid I followed every single Olympics and I always liked to see the opening ceremony which had special memories for me as a person. Looking at this year's Olympics, I'm really looking forward to play and participate in such a great event.

Q: After what Serbia has been through over the last couple of decades, is the Olympics important in uniting the country?

ND: Yes, it certainly is. I'm always trying to look at the brighter side of life. We have had a lot of difficulties over the last 25 years. Our success is something that sends a much better picture and brighter picture to the world, and the Olympics is a very special competition for all of us.

Q: When you watch the Olympics, is it the opening ceremony that you look out for the most?

ND: I think so, yes. There are some talks about me holding the flag in the opening ceremony, so if I'm able to do it, I'll be more than happy and pleased. Of course, the opening ceremony at the Olympics is the most watched opening ceremony in all sports in the world.

Q: Away from tennis, what sport do you want to watch the most in Beijing?

ND: I think athletics is the sport that most characterises the Olympic Games. Athletics has the biggest history in the Olympics, and this is something that I really want to watch. And plus, of course, basketball, which brought a lot of Olympic medals to our country. I'll be more than happy to see lots of sports.

Q: Will you be staying in the village?

ND: Yes, what I'm looking forward to most is the village. So many athletes, the best professional athletes in all the sports. Everybody can have lunch together and meet each other, so I think this is the best experience.

Q: If there was another sport you could choose to compete in at the Olympics, which would it be?

ND: Well, I think after tennis my favorite sport is skiing, but, of course, this is a Winter Olympics sport. But in Beijing, I'm not sure. Maybe a 100-metre sprinter.

Q: Serbia looks like it will have quite a few opportunities for a medal, both in the men's and the women's events. What would that mean to you?

ND: Well, we don't have so many candidates for medals. In the last Olympics, we had only I think one or two medals, which was not so encouraging for sport in our country. But I think this year is quite different. We have tennis, and I think we all have quite good chances to win the medals, so it's good for us.

*Ljubica*
08-08-2008, 05:32 PM
Look what I found :)

kirkicica
08-08-2008, 05:35 PM
Great find Rose :worship:

Yay, we were right. It was him in the first row.

arm
08-08-2008, 05:35 PM
When Rose wants something, she gets it. :lol:

:hug:

Alex999
08-08-2008, 05:37 PM
Look what I found :)
Nice pic. Thanks. We need more :).

*Raine
08-08-2008, 05:37 PM
I hate our channel.. they didn't show Serbia marching. So no Nole for me. The only tennis player I saw was Federer.

Jelena_78
08-08-2008, 05:38 PM
Look what I found :)

:bounce: Thank you! :hug:

Yay, we were right. It was him in the first row.

I've just watched it again, you were right :) first row

When Rose wants something, she gets it. :lol:

:lol:

*Ljubica*
08-08-2008, 05:45 PM
When Rose wants something, she gets it. :lol:

:hug:

:lol: Bet you all feel kind of sorry for poor young Nole now :awww: He has no chance!

OMG Alex- you want more :eek: That one was hard enough to find :tape:

arm
08-08-2008, 05:48 PM
:lol: Bet you all feel kind of sorry for poor young Nole now :awww: He has no chance!

OMG Alex- you want more :eek: That one was hard enough to find :tape:

Hum... :rolleyes:
~
We ALL wat more! :D

Manon
08-08-2008, 05:52 PM
http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/fed.jpghttp://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/rafa.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/gb.jpghttp://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/gb1.jpg

And for Ana

http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/por.jpg

arm
08-08-2008, 05:58 PM
Oh thanks, Misha. :hug: That's sweet. :D

I think my country was the only one with scarfs. :D :lol:We are creative people, aren't we?

Manon
08-08-2008, 06:01 PM
http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/can.jpghttp://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/usa.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/sek.jpg

Manon
08-08-2008, 06:02 PM
Oh thanks, Misha. :hug: That's sweet. :D

I think my country was the only one with scarfs. :D :lol:We are creative people, aren't we?

Yes, you are. But I can't find Serbian team her in Serbia:(

arm
08-08-2008, 06:04 PM
Yes, you are. But I can't find Serbian team her in Serbia:(

And you could find the Portguese team? :D I guess that is because the Serbs and the Portugueses really get along very well with each others. :angel:

Herdwick
08-08-2008, 06:04 PM
Thanks Misha.

Manon
08-08-2008, 07:27 PM
http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/2008-08-08_203431.jpghttp://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/2008-08-08_203545.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/2008-08-08_203637.jpghttp://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/2008-08-08_203743.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/2008-08-08_203805.jpghttp://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/2008-08-08_203935.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/2008-08-08_204012.jpghttp://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/2008-08-08_204154.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/2008-08-08_204218.jpghttp://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/2008-08-08_204509.jpg
http://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/2008-08-08_204650.jpghttp://usera.imagecave.com/Manon/svasta/2008-08-08_204807.jpg

arm
08-08-2008, 07:43 PM
Portuguese women :rocker2:

Portuguese men :rolleyes: Ok it can also be :inlove:

:lol:

*Ljubica*
08-08-2008, 07:47 PM
Portuguese women :rocker2:

Portuguese men :rolleyes: Ok it can also be :inlove:

:lol:

:lol: What is wrong with the Portuguese women? :confused:

Herdwick
08-08-2008, 07:48 PM
Having watched the OC again, wow - top that London, if you can. Seb Coe must be wetting himself...

savesthedizzle
08-08-2008, 07:49 PM
I'm glad the OC is getting such rave reviews! :rocker2: I get to see it in 4 hours :D

arm
08-08-2008, 07:51 PM
:lol: What is wrong with the Portuguese women? :confused:

Nothing.. We rock :rocker2:

As for the men... :lol: I think there is something seriously wrong with them. :devil:

*Ljubica*
08-08-2008, 07:56 PM
Nothing.. We rock :rocker2:

As for the men... :lol: I think there is something seriously wrong with them. :devil:

Only trouble with Portuguese men -as I recall from my last visit there - they are not so tall, and I am :o

Btw -go and have a look at Photo Section Raquel;)

Herdwick - are you going to the London one? I've already volunteered to work there, so I hope I might get to the Ceremony :)

*Ljubica*
08-08-2008, 07:58 PM
I'm glad the OC is getting such rave reviews! :rocker2: I get to see it in 4 hours :D

Don't blink - or you will miss Nole :awww:

arm
08-08-2008, 08:06 PM
Only trouble with Portuguese men -as I recall from my last visit there - they are not so tall, and I am :o

Btw -go and have a look at Photo Section Raquel;)

Herdwick - are you going to the London one? I've already volunteered to work there, so I hope I might get to the Ceremony :)

The problem with Portuguese men: they are NOT Serbian! :sad: :lol:

Seriously, I shouldn't say this. To all the portuguese men reading this: vocês podem ser baixinhos e chatihos, mas nós não passamos sem vocês :hug:.

:lol:

Thanks for the surprise Rose! :smooch:

*Ljubica*
08-08-2008, 08:22 PM
The problem with Portuguese men: they are NOT Serbian! :sad: :lol:

Seriously, I shouldn't say this. To all the portuguese men reading this: vocês podem ser baixinhos e chatihos, mas nós não passamos sem vocês :hug:.

:lol:

Thanks for the surprise Rose! :smooch:

:rolls: Well - no - I guess this is true - that's why they're Portuguese :p That comment made me really laugh out loud :lol:

:secret:Do you think there are many Portuguese men read this thread? :confused:

Herdwick
08-08-2008, 08:22 PM
Possibly relevant, possibly not but it made me smile, particularly the supplies running out.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/tennis/federer-rejects-dubious-distractions-of-village-life-888150.html

arm
08-08-2008, 08:27 PM
:rolls: Well - no - I guess this is true - that's why they're Portuguese :p That comment made me really laugh out loud :lol:

:secret:Do you think there are many Portuguese men read this thread? :confused:

It did? :lol:That's great.

Well, actually it is possible that a lot of portuguese men read this... They just don't react :lol:, so they could very well be reading this.OMG, I am being soo :devil:. :o

Herdwick, thanks for the article. First word I read was "sex". So, as it is about Federer, I will certainly read it later. :lol:

Manon
08-08-2008, 08:27 PM
Possibly relevant, possibly not but it made me smile, particularly the supplies running out.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/tennis/federer-rejects-dubious-distractions-of-village-life-888150.html

Yes, you can see huge thread in GM about that. Mostly negative comments.

*Ljubica*
08-08-2008, 08:34 PM
Possibly relevant, possibly not but it made me smile, particularly the supplies running out.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/tennis/federer-rejects-dubious-distractions-of-village-life-888150.html

:tape: Sounds like we really should be on that flight to Beijing :lol: Thanks for posting!

kalisita
08-09-2008, 03:15 AM
I just watched the opening ceremony here in the US. I saw Nole! On NBC, he and Ivanovic were both named as international stars of Serbia and the camera spent most of the time it was on Serbia (which wasn't long) alternating between him and Ana. As much as I generally hate NBC sports coverage, I guess it gets something right once in a while! :)

savesthedizzle
08-09-2008, 03:16 AM
I did!

Okay I see there is interest, I will do what I mentioned in the other thread.

It will be shady, but I will record on my digital camera, the part with Novak and then upload it ;)

arm
08-09-2008, 03:46 AM
tanggy, are you willing to be part of Nole fan's list? :)

arm
08-09-2008, 04:11 AM
Nole's fan list, where do I sign up. :bounce:

You are already in. :hug: I didn't wait for your confirmation. :o

Lee
08-09-2008, 06:15 AM
I just watched the opening ceremony here in the US. I saw Nole! On NBC, he and Ivanovic were both named as international stars of Serbia and the camera spent most of the time it was on Serbia (which wasn't long) alternating between him and Ana. As much as I generally hate NBC sports coverage, I guess it gets something right once in a while! :)

My sentiment exactly. I saw lots of my favourite players there! :woohoo:

NBC just showed Novak and Ana during the OC and the commentators talked a bit about Serbia being a new tennis power. :yippee: Novak looked great, he was smiling and had his arms up, screaming and hollering. Did anybody record it? I didn't get it in time. :sad:

I even saw Nenad :lol: But a bit disappointed without Jelena and Janko.

*Ljubica*
08-09-2008, 10:50 AM
I did!

Okay I see there is interest, I will do what I mentioned in the other thread.

It will be shady, but I will record on my digital camera, the part with Novak and then upload it ;)

There IS interest - we hardly saw him at all - not even in Serbia :awww: And I don't really care if it's shady- as long as it's him :) Thanks in advance Jess :hug:

neenah
08-09-2008, 03:54 PM
I didn't catch two seconds of the opening ceremony :lol: I was coming home from vacation. Plus I don't have a TV at home so I'm going to be flailing for a livestream during the games.

When does the tennis actually start? :scratch: I've been cut off from the world for two weeks :lol:

*Ljubica*
08-09-2008, 03:57 PM
I didn't catch two seconds of the opening ceremony :lol: I was coming home from vacation. Plus I don't have a TV at home so I'm going to be flailing for a livestream during the games.

When does the tennis actually start? :scratch: I've been cut off from the world for two weeks :lol:

Nole's first match is at 10.00am Monday (UK time) - so that's 17.00 in Berijing. Sorry I'm useless at US timezones but in the middle of the night for you I guess :o I think the actual tennis tournament starts tomorrow. Oh - and welcome back :wavey:

Manon
08-09-2008, 04:05 PM
I can watch (uk time).

Running:Free
08-09-2008, 04:24 PM
Nole playing doubles 3rd on Court 7, Sunday:

http://tinyurl.com/5b79cq

arm
08-09-2008, 05:24 PM
Thank you, Timmy!

neenah
08-09-2008, 05:42 PM
Nole's first match is at 10.00am Monday (UK time) - so that's 17.00 in Berijing. Sorry I'm useless at US timezones but in the middle of the night for you I guess :o I think the actual tennis tournament starts tomorrow. Oh - and welcome back :wavey:

Thanks Rose :hug:

Nole playing doubles 3rd on Court 7, Sunday:

http://tinyurl.com/5b79cq

Thanks for the info :wavey:

*Ljubica*
08-09-2008, 06:28 PM
Nole playing doubles 3rd on Court 7, Sunday:

http://tinyurl.com/5b79cq

Yes- thanks Timmy :) I guess I should have clarified my "first match" post to say that his "first singles match" would be on Monday. I always kind of forget about doubles :o (Sorry Nenad:hug: )

Running:Free
08-09-2008, 06:36 PM
No problem, guys.

I'd love to watch the Nenad/Nole play doubles. Alas, it would be almost impossible for it to be aired anywhere. Not to mention it's going to be around 3am EST :o

MIMIC
08-09-2008, 06:55 PM
In the United States during the march of the countries, they showed Novak and Ivanovic pretty prominently; they got just as much screen time as Federer and Nadal.

Novak looked really excited, too. Good luck to him. Hope he takes home the gold :)

*Ljubica*
08-09-2008, 07:26 PM
No problem, guys.

I'd love to watch the Nenad/Nole play doubles. Alas, it would be almost impossible for it to be aired anywhere. Not to mention it's going to be around 3am EST :o

It'll be about 8.00am here, so I'm probably be up anyway - but guess it will just be live scoreboard (if there is one ?:o )

arm
08-09-2008, 07:29 PM
I hope I can follow the livescore, at least! :sad: But I doubt I will be abl to see any of his single or double matches. :bigcry:

neenah
08-09-2008, 07:47 PM
Whose idea was it to put China on the opposite side of the globe as New Jersey? :sobbing:

(I shouldn't complain, it must be worse for people in that part of the world who are trying to watch the majority of tennis tournaments.)

savesthedizzle
08-09-2008, 08:21 PM
Whose idea was it to put China on the opposite side of the globe as New Jersey? :sobbing:

(I shouldn't complain, it must be worse for people in that part of the world who are trying to watch the majority of tennis tournaments.)

Can we petition to get it moved closer?

NJ should be the center of the universe :angel:

*Ljubica*
08-09-2008, 08:58 PM
For those who haven't seen Nole's totally beautiful smile in the Opening Ceremony - enjoy :)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GZSQ17KH

When you get into the first page with the link, just type the letters they ask you to in the box in the top line, and then it will allow you to free download the clip. Takes about 5 minutes to download.

Took me a while to get it to work - but it is well worth it :)

Manon
08-09-2008, 09:16 PM
It's not big file. Thanks Rose:hug:

*Ljubica*
08-09-2008, 09:17 PM
It's not big file. Thanks Rose:hug:

You're welcome :hug: Glad you could open it. It took me ages to figure it out :o You know how stupid I am with computers? :o

Scotso
08-10-2008, 05:48 AM
It was nice seeing him at the opening ceremony.

Is it just me, or are Nole and Rafa ALWAYS on the same side of the draw? It really pisses me off, especially considering they're basically #1 and #2 this year ahead of Federer, who always gets Kolya in his half.

Jelena_78
08-10-2008, 05:57 AM
For those who haven't seen Nole's totally beautiful smile in the Opening Ceremony - enjoy :)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GZSQ17KH

When you get into the first page with the link, just type the letters they ask you to in the box in the top line, and then it will allow you to free download the clip. Takes about 5 minutes to download.

Took me a while to get it to work - but it is well worth it :)

Thank you so much!!! :hug:
It took me 10 minutes, but I was patient :p and it IS worth it!! :D

You know how stupid I am with computers? :o
It's two of us then :o

It was nice seeing him at the opening ceremony.

Is it just me, or are Nole and Rafa ALWAYS on the same side of the draw? It really pisses me off, especially considering they're basically #1 and #2 this year ahead of Federer, who always gets Kolya in his half.

Hi Scott :wavey:

It's not just you...not sure if it's always, but it's definitely almost always :rolleyes:
__________________________________________________ _______________________________________________

I know I shouldn't be pesimistic in Nole's Olympic thread, but...not sure how he'll cope with that Beijing air...I can already see him breathing heavily :awww:
And plus this rain... I hope I'm wrong.

*Ljubica*
08-10-2008, 07:15 AM
Hi Jelena :wavey: See you got up early too :) Glad you liked the clip :) Any idea where we can follow the doubles online? I'm assuming you'll be able to watch it in Serbia, but all I have is Centre Court :sad:

And I am a little pessimistic too :sad:

How did the volleyball go?

*Raine
08-10-2008, 08:15 AM
Whose idea was it to put China on the opposite side of the globe as New Jersey? :sobbing:

(I shouldn't complain, it must be worse for people in that part of the world who are trying to watch the majority of tennis tournaments.)

Good thing we live near China.. and we have the same time in Beijing.

The problem is our local channel doesn't broadcast the tennis matches in the Olympics and the livestreams are not working for me too. :sad::sad:

smileitsmyan
08-10-2008, 02:38 PM
aw Novak looked absolutely thrilled to be in Beijing! he looks a lot happier than I've seen him in a while. I hope he does well and can build on it for USO-not tire him out for USO.

kalisita
08-10-2008, 03:00 PM
Nole is scheduled second match of the evening session tomorrow on centre court. Matches start at 5 pm. Let's hope it doesn't get rained out. :umbrella:

*Ljubica*
08-10-2008, 03:47 PM
BBC weather forecast says heavy rain til Thurday:help: Hope they're wrong.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?world=0090

Manon
08-10-2008, 04:54 PM
BBC weather forecast says heavy rain til Thurday:help: Hope they're wrong.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?world=0090

They have no to think where to, not just only politics, connections...:(

*Ljubica*
08-10-2008, 05:05 PM
They have no to think where to, not just only politics, connections...:(

:awww: Sorry - it works fine for me :shrug: Perhaps it only works in UK :shrug: Sorry.

_sanja_
08-10-2008, 05:08 PM
I`ve just heard Ana`s not gonna play :confused:

what a shame!!! :sad:

*Ljubica*
08-10-2008, 05:11 PM
I`ve just heard Ana`s not gonna play :confused:

what a shame!!! :sad:

Yes - very sad. I feel very sorry for her. But she's still young - so hopefully she'll be able to win in London in 2012.

Manon
08-10-2008, 05:21 PM
:awww: Sorry - it works fine for me :shrug: Perhaps it only works in UK :shrug: Sorry.

I thought they have to think about conditions. You'll see how many athlets will finish maraton.

Sanja, Rose, what's with Ana?

*Ljubica*
08-10-2008, 05:32 PM
I thought they have to think about conditions. You'll see how many athlets will finish maraton.

Sanja, Rose, what's with Ana?

I read that she had a problem with her hand. Here is the story from the Olympic site - such a sad photo of poor Ana :sobbing:
http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=19105

Running:Free
08-10-2008, 05:47 PM
:wavey: Guys

Am glad Nole is playing the evening session. Hopefully will be a little cooler, and 5AM (EST) is alot more makeable than middle of the night :lol:

I dont' see Nenad/Nole scheduled to play doubles. Have they been pushed to Tuesday?

Manon
08-10-2008, 05:58 PM
Rose, thanks :hug:

Timmy, I don't know doubles shedule.

*Ljubica*
08-10-2008, 06:59 PM
:wavey: Guys

Am glad Nole is playing the evening session. Hopefully will be a little cooler, and 5AM (EST) is alot more makeable than middle of the night :lol:

I dont' see Nenad/Nole scheduled to play doubles. Have they been pushed to Tuesday?

I assume so :shrug: They can't make Nole play a doubles' match BEFORE an important singles' match, and his singles is scheduled late - so I guess they'll play on Tuesday now.

Jelena_78
08-10-2008, 09:00 PM
Hi Jelena :wavey: See you got up early too :) Glad you liked the clip :) Any idea where we can follow the doubles online? I'm assuming you'll be able to watch it in Serbia, but all I have is Centre Court :sad:

And I am a little pessimistic too :sad:

How did the volleyball go?

Hi Rose :wavey:
No idea...I'm not sure if we're gonna see the doubles either...I hope we will.
If I find out, I'll let you know.
Volleyball wasn't good, our boys lost to Russia 1:3, but it's only the beginning of the tournament, they have chance to go to the QF if they play better later... (they lost 2 first matches in Sydney 2000, and later won Olympic gold! :) You never know ;) )
Waterpolo was better :) We beat Germany 11:7
And evening was interesting, our basketball players U20 defended last year's gold medal at European Championship :aparty:

BBC weather forecast says heavy rain til Thurday:help: Hope they're wrong.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?world=0090

Oh, no!!!! :mad: :help:

I read that she had a problem with her hand. Here is the story from the Olympic site - such a sad photo of poor Ana :sobbing:
http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=19105

She really looks sad on that pic :awww:

*Ljubica*
08-10-2008, 09:13 PM
Hi Jelena :wavey: Sorry about the Volleyball - hope they can do better later :) Good about the water polo and U20's :)

I am going to bed now so I can get up early and try to follow Dima and Janko's matches - if the :rain: ever stops :rolleyes:

So goodnight and speak tomorrow I'm sure :hug:

Lee
08-11-2008, 12:20 AM
:wavey: Guys

Am glad Nole is playing the evening session. Hopefully will be a little cooler, and 5AM (EST) is alot more makeable than middle of the night :lol:

I dont' see Nenad/Nole scheduled to play doubles. Have they been pushed to Tuesday?

It's 2am here :sobbing:

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 09:56 AM
:unsure: Can I just say I'm really scared for Nole right now :sad: I'm just watching Andy Murray on TV - they say it's 98% humidity in Beijing, and Andy looks exhausted, bathed in sweat and can't seem to breathe too well :sad: Good luck Nole - you're going to need it :hug:

Jelena_78
08-11-2008, 10:05 AM
:unsure: Can I just say I'm really scared for Nole right now :sad: I'm just watching Andy Murray on TV - they say it's 98% humidity in Beijing, and Andy looks exhausted, bathed in sweat and can't seem to breathe too well :sad: Good luck Nole - you're going to need it :hug:

:unsure:
Tomorrow and on Wednesday, it's gonna be less humid, so let's hope Nole survives Robby :unsure:
Good luck!!!

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 10:11 AM
:unsure:
Tomorrow and on Wednesday, it's gonna be less humid, so let's hope Nole survives Robby :unsure:
Good luck!!!

Murray's losing :eek::help: He looks too exhausted to move :sad:

Jelena_78
08-11-2008, 10:18 AM
Murray's losing :eek::help: He looks too exhausted to move :sad:

:awww: :sad:

I went to that link for livestream, but I guess my comp needs sth extra, I can't play it (the screen is black and nothing happens ) I can only imagine how hard it is for them to play :awww:

Tess Gray
08-11-2008, 10:23 AM
Murray's losing :eek::help: He looks too exhausted to move :sad:

Where can you find live scores? Can't seem to find it :shrug:

Jelena_78
08-11-2008, 10:26 AM
Where can you find live scores? Can't seem to find it :shrug:

I don't know where to find livescores, this is livestream I think. Scroll down the 1st page and click on the match you want...
I hope it helps

http://www.channelsurfing.net/

Tess Gray
08-11-2008, 10:32 AM
okay! Thanks:D

shuhrat
08-11-2008, 10:32 AM
Run Window Media Player -> Ctrl+U (open URL) -> Paste " http://msolympics-enc15-high.wm.llnwd.net/msftolympicslive-live/msolympics_ENC24_high "

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 10:35 AM
And if you want just live scores, you can try http://livescore.com/tennis.dll?page=home It's not point-by-point, but they update at the end of every game.

I'm watching Andy on TV here in the UK - he's a break down in the second set now :eek: But Novak is also about to start - ajde.

Jelena - hope you can see the match on Channel Surfing - it's working fine for me so far :)

Thanks also shuhrat:)

Tess Gray
08-11-2008, 10:36 AM
Run Window Media Player -> Ctrl+U (open URL) -> Paste " http://msolympics-enc15-high.wm.llnwd.net/msftolympicslive-live/msolympics_ENC24_high "

It doesn't work for me. :shrug:

EDIT: Oh wait, it does work :D Thanks!

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 10:44 AM
Sh*t - I'm nervous :unsure: Ajde Nole!

Jelena_78
08-11-2008, 10:47 AM
Sh*t - I'm nervous :unsure: Ajde Nole!

:tape: me too

:hug:

We have Nole on RTS.
Good luck!!!

I'm off to watch/work, talk to you later :wavey:

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 10:52 AM
:tape: me too

:hug:

We have Nole on RTS.
Good luck!!!

I'm off to watch/work, talk to you later :wavey:

Enjoy :) I just can't believe how few people there are at these tennis matches :eek: When we have them at Wimbledon in 2012, I'm sure every court will be packed, just like Wimbledon itself is.

Ajde Nole :unsure: What is that serve doing again? :rolleyes: I have a bad feeling about this already :unsure: And what's with the beard thing :unsure: Please shave :spit:

Tess Gray
08-11-2008, 10:57 AM
Enjoy :) I just can't believe how few people there are at these tennis matches :eek: When we have them at Wimbledon in 2012, I'm sure every court will be packed, just like Wimbledon itself is.

Ajde Nole :unsure: What is that serve doing again? :rolleyes: I have a bad feeling about this already :unsure: And what's with the beard thing :unsure: Please shave :spit:

Maybe because tehre's also the match against Murray with a guy form Chinese Taipei so, maybe when that match is finished there'll be more people? :shrug:

I like the beard thing :awww:

Btw, I love that song they played during the break :p

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 11:02 AM
Maybe because tehre's also the match against Murray with a guy form Chinese Taipei so, maybe when that match is finished there'll be more people? :shrug:

I like the beard thing :awww:

Btw, I love that song they played during the break :p

There's no one at the Murray match either :shrug: I've still got it on TV. The commentators are saying how badly all the tennis events are attended - even the ones with Chinese players. Sad really. As for the beard - I just hate beards - on anyone :shrug: Always have. Sorry Nole :awww:

Tess Gray
08-11-2008, 11:09 AM
There's no one at the Murray match either :shrug: I've still got it on TV. The commentators are saying how badly all the tennis events are attended - even the ones with Chinese players. Sad really. As for the beard - I just hate beards - on anyone :shrug: Always have. Sorry Nole :awww:

Maybe when we get to the latter stages of the competition they will come, I don't know.

I don't nescesarily like beards, but I like it on him.

Too bad he couldn't make that breakpoint. But his previous service game was good so, that gives some hope.

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 11:12 AM
Maybe when we get to the latter stages of the competition they will come, I don't know.

I don't nescesarily like beards, but I like it on him.

Too bad he couldn't make that breakpoint. But his previous service game was good so, that gives some hope.

This one is not so good though :sad: And my bloody livestream keeps on stalling and buffering :spit:

Have to say - totally random - I really like Robbie's sleeveless shirt in the US colours. It's very smart and suits him.

Running:Free
08-11-2008, 11:15 AM
Crap, I overslept. Seems like Nole is still playing though. Is there a livestream available?

:smash:

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 11:19 AM
Crap, I overslept. Seems like Nole is still playing though. Is there a livestream available?

:smash:

Hi Timmy :wavey: I'm watching it on www.channelsurfing.net but not sure if that's only available in Europe :shrug: You can try it though.

OMG - Murray has got two match points against him :eek:

Tess Gray
08-11-2008, 11:19 AM
This one is not so good though :sad: And my bloody livestream keeps on stalling and buffering :spit:

Have to say - totally random - I really like Robbie's sleeveless shirt in the US colours. It's very smart and suits him.

YEAH... go nole:D

Yeah I liked the shirt too. He looks good in it.
Was Janko wearing a bright orange jacket? Not sure I was a fan of that one. :help:

EDIT: I think Robby has a pink stain on the back of his shirt

EDIT 2: OMG... Andy LOST

EDIT 3: YAY, first set :D

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 11:23 AM
YEAH... go nole:D

Yeah I liked the shirt too. He looks good in it.
Was Janko wearing a bright orange jacket? Not sure I was a fan of that one. :help:

EDIT: I think Robby has a pink stain on the back of his shirt

EDIT 2: OMG... Andy LOST

I am a cheap Janko fangirl:o I am a fan of anything and everything he does or wears :o Nice to see him there with Nenad too.

Running:Free
08-11-2008, 11:24 AM
Rose, you're a hero :hug: It's working.

Beautiful DTL FH winner to take the set. Right now, I'm just glad I caught him on. Or maybe still not awake enough to comment on the beard :lol:

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 11:26 AM
Rose, you're a hero :hug: It's working.

Beautiful DTL FH winner to take the set. Right now, I'm just glad I caught him on. Or maybe still not awake enough to comment on the beard :lol:

What time is it there? I got up at 6.30am here to watch Dima and Janko - so I know how you might be suffering right now. Thank goodness I'm not working this week :) I can go back to bed this afternoon if I need to :lol:

Tess Gray
08-11-2008, 11:31 AM
yay, an early break! And a good game to back it up:D

Running:Free
08-11-2008, 11:31 AM
It's 7.30 now and I was supposed to get up at 5. Seems like Nole started only about 40 minutes ago, though. Had a panic attack :speakles: :lol:

Nole holds and consolidates. Ajde!

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 11:35 AM
It's 7.30 now and I was supposed to get up at 5. Seems like Nole started only about 40 minutes ago, though. Had a panic attack :speakles: :lol:

Nole holds and consolidates. Ajde!

Yes - they seemed to have quite a big gap on Centre Court between the day and evening sessions, so nothing between the end of Dima/Fed and the beginning of Venus Williams' match. I was :unsure: in case it started raining again, but I guess at least it's cooler now for Nole :).

And - YAY :bounce: Now Andy's match is over I have Nole on my TV :woohoo: No more buffering livestream :woohoo: And close-ups of my lovely Miljan (Nole's Fitness Trainer) in the audence. Yes - I know - I'm shallow :o

Tess Gray
08-11-2008, 11:41 AM
Yes - they seemed to have quite a big gap on Centre Court between the day and evening sessions, so nothing between the end of Dima/Fed and the beginning of Venus Williams' match. I was :unsure: in case it started raining again, but I guess at least it's cooler now for Nole :).

And - YAY :bounce: Now Andy's match is over I have Nole on my TV :woohoo: No more buffering livestream :woohoo: And close-ups of my lovely Miljan (Nole's Fitness Trainer) in the audence. Yes - I know - I'm shallow :o

And I'm blond, we all have our flaws.
I haven't seen our lovely brothers in the audience, why aren;t they there :sad:?

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 11:44 AM
And I'm blond, we all have our flaws.
I haven't seen our lovely brothers in the audience, why aren;t they there :sad:?

I'm blonde too:o So I have even more flaws :lol:

Not sure the brothers will be there - Olympic Village is for athletes and coaches only I think :shrug: So maybe they'll only turn up when/if he gets to the final stages :)

Running:Free
08-11-2008, 11:44 AM
You guys are not alone :o Miljan is indeed a fine looking guy :cool: :lol:

Nole's serve has been pretty good this set.

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 11:50 AM
Novak :banghead: Typical - serving for the match or set and loses his serve :rolleyes: Focus damn you :fiery:

Miljan :inlove: :worship:

Tess Gray
08-11-2008, 11:50 AM
Wow, Robby came up with some great shots.

Come on novak... You only need one more game!

*Ljubica*
08-11-2008, 11:52 AM
Yes - come on Novak :bounce: