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LA Reports, Pics, Videos (Thursday Report Post 91, pics now up)

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 05:49 AM
I wanted to wait til the pics and videos were uploaded before posting this but they're taking forever so I figured I'd post this now and i'll post the link to the pics and vids tomorrow

I have no money so the only tennis I get at the LA tourney this year is the practice day on Sunday. Luckily for me, I saw all the players in the draw I like :p

I got there around 10:15 and the guy tells me I can't get in and that there are no practices til noon. But I could hear balls being hit. LOL. so I walked up the hill and found they had opened some of the emergency exit gates, so yay. So in the stadium, Fish was practicing with.... I think David Martin. I imagine he wanted to play a lefty to prepare for Falla in the first round. Anyway, nothing exciting here really. Fish's forehand still blows chunks and I have no idea who's coaching him. Oh, and he had a 'harem' of sorts consisting of his fiancee and four older women :rolls:

I hadn't been to the practice day in a few years - last time I went they wouldn't let us go down the stairs to the grandstand or practice court, but this year they did! Lopez, looking especially metro in this tight brown and pink number, was hitting with someone I know looks very familiar but I need help putting a name to the face.

11:00 rolled around so I figured the courts would be changing (and I saw both Safin and Haas enter the grounds about 15 min before)..... and there they were on the stadium, hitting the crap out of the ball. Really, Haas especially looked great, he was killing his BH down the line. They were playing some kind of practice match/games and Marat kept getting frustrated, what else is new :) Oh, and Haas's girlfriend is disgustingly thin. that's all.

Watched them for some time, then checked out the grandstand, where Lopez's unidentified practice partner was now hitting with Grosjean, who somehow missed both Christmas and Christmas in July.... anyway, always nice to see cheerful Seb. So I went back to the stadium, mainly because there was shade there :lol: and watching Haas/Safin was fun anyway.

At noon, John Isner came out with Igor Kunitsyn, which seemed like a bit of an odd pair, but the players don't seem to interact much anyway. They're all cordial to each other and shake hands and say hi when they're coming and going.... except for one poor lonely ignored soul. Poor Vinny Ice (today all decked out in his purple blinged hat with his fro logo :o:haha: ) has no friends - not even his compatriot Isner says hello. Later I heard this guy telling someone on the phone that Spadea's hitting partner didn't show up so he was throwing up balls for himself and hitting shots off them :sobbing: :haha: Anyway, Isner is huge. I know, stating the obvious. But he really is. He's also incredibly nice and was signing autographs and taking pictures with fans on his way in before his practice - the only player I saw do that to that extent.

there was no way in hell I was gonna watch Spadea, so I watched a few min of Malisse practicing with Wayne Odesnik and then sought some shade at the practice court where Verdasco was practicing with Falla. They were really going all out. Verdasco especially got upset whenever he missed. But he looked solid. And good on him, he had a visible layer of sunscreen smeared all over ;)

Unable to be without his dear friend for too long, Lopez was back and went into Verdasco's practice. At 2, the two of them moved to the stadium where they practiced for an hour (so a second hit for each of them). They warmed up and started playing a practice set and the intensity was pretty high. Feli was serving big but Verdasco was pretty much kicking his ass :eek:

Then at 3 on the Grandstand Court, Moya was hitting with Safin - I don't know why, but Safin hitting twice in one day sort of amused me. At the same time, Del Potro was hitting on the stadium with.....someone. Del Potro gets the "hitting the absolute shit out of the ball" award today, he was creaming it off both wings.

By now, everyone had heard that Roddick was practicing at 4, so I settled in under some shade. Andy was in an unusually good mood today, joking with his brother and trainer Doug and some buddy that was on court with them. Good news is that his backhand looked really damn good, spot on, low over the net, deep in the court, nice and flat - good angles and down the line in the corners - better than I can remember seeing it, to be honest. Where that is during his matches lately is beyond me. Bad news (for his fans anyway:p) is that he didn't hit any serves or overheads at all, and he didn't even hit many normal forehands - he was slicing and squashing most of them especially after the first few minutes of his practice (see videos). At one point fairly early in the practice he hit a few really oddly like with his left arm still against his body (he was messing around) and he joked with John that the form was terrible but "at least it doesn't hurt when I hit it this way".... He was also talking to Doug during the practice more than I remember him usually doing, and he kinda stretched his neck a few times. so something is still definitely not right :awww:

I know he's my favorite so I'm hardly unbiased, but I like a wole lot of the other players I saw today too and I can easily say Roddick is by far the most entertaining player to watch in practice - joking around, interacting with the fans, being in general silly like hitting funny shots to be intentionally funny, and messing around with his team, he's the only one who looks like he's having any fun or who cares that the fans are there.

Anyway, then Malisse came out to practice again and then they kicked us out at 5pm. The pictures and videos are uploading now - I took a lot and they're uploading slowly, but I will ask for ID of a couple players when I have them and will post the links...

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 05:50 AM
This player was hitting with Del Potro, does anyone know who it is?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2730982832_879fd8b34c.jpg

bigger pic here http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2730982832_58f1ff20a7_o.jpg if that would help)

Fee
08-04-2008, 06:06 AM
Yay, thanks for the report. Hurry up pictures :).

Kitty de Sade
08-04-2008, 06:08 AM
Thank you for sharing Deb. Spadea pics whenever possible, por favor. :wavey:

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 06:11 AM
Of course :lol: his hat, oh his hat:sobbing:

Kitty de Sade
08-04-2008, 06:14 AM
His clothing line is :hearts: I can only guess how awesome the hat must have been. :p

~*BGT*~
08-04-2008, 06:47 AM
Regarding Andy, I read this on another site. What do you make of it?

Posted this in the Cincinnati thread, but it seems like it warrants a mention in here:

Interesting Andy Roddick related...not sure what to classify this as... junk, I suppose. A friend of mine works at the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, where the Monday before he was supposed to start, Andy visited. My friend was relating the fact that he gave a child with meningitis a big hug, which my friend thought was a bit sketchy, since meningitis is apparently very contagious. Fast forward to Tuesday, where Andy Roddick pulls out of this first match due to neck stiffness. Guess what one of the symptoms are meningitis is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meningitis

"Severe headache is the most common symptom of meningitis (87 percent) followed by nuchal rigidity ("neck stiffness", found in 83%)."

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 06:51 AM
If Andy's traveling the world, staying in huge hotels, and visiting kids with meningitis and hasn't had the vaccine, he deserves whatever he gets. my lowly pediatrician wouldn't even let me go away to college without getting the vaccine. I would hope neither he nor the rest of these guys would be that stupid. Anyway, the video of him visiting the hospital is right on the ATP Masters Series TV site, as are pictures of him there, soooo it's not like what he did is hidden. And anyway, if he contracted meningitis, I really don't think he'd be out in almost 90 degree heat practicing for an hour just forgoing serving and forehands :shrug:

leng jai
08-04-2008, 06:53 AM
The description of Roddick's backhand made me laugh out loud.

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 06:55 AM
Glad to provide your amusement for the day :)

~*BGT*~
08-04-2008, 06:55 AM
I just hope that the pain is caused by that one night of sleeping and and not anything else. I just got a little nervous and scared when I saw that.

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 06:58 AM
Sorry, it just doesn't meet my common sense test. neither the hospital nor andy (or his fiancee, for that matter) would be that stupid. he's stupid about a lot of stuff, but not that stupid. and a hospital would never ever be stupid enough to set itself up for a lawsuit of that magnitude. They get sued enough for accidents, they'd never put a celebrity around a kid with a highly contagious deadly disease. Really now. as for your original "what do you make of it?" question, I make that the original poster doesn't know much about meningitis or really put much thought into the whole situation :lol:

Fee
08-04-2008, 07:00 AM
Regarding Andy, I read this on another site. What do you make of it?

Posted this in the Cincinnati thread, but it seems like it warrants a mention in here:

Interesting Andy Roddick related...not sure what to classify this as... junk, I suppose. A friend of mine works at the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, where the Monday before he was supposed to start, Andy visited. My friend was relating the fact that he gave a child with meningitis a big hug, which my friend thought was a bit sketchy, since meningitis is apparently very contagious. Fast forward to Tuesday, where Andy Roddick pulls out of this first match due to neck stiffness. Guess what one of the symptoms are meningitis is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meningitis

"Severe headache is the most common symptom of meningitis (87 percent) followed by nuchal rigidity ("neck stiffness", found in 83%)."

:haha: :haha:

Can you give me the link to this post so that I can go there and laugh at it directly, pleeeeeaaasssseeeee.

Yeah, the Cincy hospital is going to put highly contagious children near anyone, much less a world class athlete.

Mimi
08-04-2008, 07:32 AM
great description, thanks :wavey:

Oj-Ala
08-04-2008, 07:45 AM
Regarding Andy, I read this on another site. What do you make of it?

Posted this in the Cincinnati thread, but it seems like it warrants a mention in here:

Interesting Andy Roddick related...not sure what to classify this as... junk, I suppose. A friend of mine works at the Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, where the Monday before he was supposed to start, Andy visited. My friend was relating the fact that he gave a child with meningitis a big hug, which my friend thought was a bit sketchy, since meningitis is apparently very contagious. Fast forward to Tuesday, where Andy Roddick pulls out of this first match due to neck stiffness. Guess what one of the symptoms are meningitis is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meningitis

"Severe headache is the most common symptom of meningitis (87 percent) followed by nuchal rigidity ("neck stiffness", found in 83%)."

:lol: :lol:

This simply cant be !!!

I mean, it would be stupid from the hospital for doesnt take care of that child and put him/her in quarentene or something like that, separated from the other kids or people without vaccines and special protection...
And/or it would be stupid from Andy to do that ! cute but stupid....

Maybe that person got confused and said meningitis instead of meningioma ? :shrug:
You know, it was actually a cancer hospital, so meningioma fits... :p

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 07:46 AM
This is who Lopez and Grosjean hit with, I feel like I should know who it is but I don't - anyone help?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2730323597_a2111138aa.jpg

larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2730323597_a2111138aa_b.jpg

Björki
08-04-2008, 07:47 AM
it's Serra :)

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 07:49 AM
Bah I knew I should've known, thanks:D

Oj-Ala
08-04-2008, 07:56 AM
Oh, and I forgot !!!!

Thanks for the report and pics and videos :worship:

Horatio Caine
08-04-2008, 09:17 AM
Nice report Deb, thanks. :)

Maybe I'm a little slow on the uptake, but what has Spadea done to upset everyone? :haha: I'm aware that some of his book upset a number of his colleagues, and I have to say that he isn't the most "pleasant" character (although not obnoxious) but it isn't uncommon for these "characters" to find others with similar traits.

And Spadea's fashion sense...:worship: At Notts he wore a red and white stripe cap (on sideways for a time) with blue and white stripe tracksuit. :D

_sanja_
08-04-2008, 10:45 AM
This player was hitting with Del Potro, does anyone know who it is?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2730982832_879fd8b34c.jpg

bigger pic here http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2730982832_58f1ff20a7_o.jpg if that would help)



could be Misha Zverev...:scratch:

scoobs
08-04-2008, 11:08 AM
So Andy's still not right.....

Deb based on what you saw, do you think he'll pull out?

adee-gee
08-04-2008, 12:12 PM
could be Misha Zverev...:scratch:
Nah it's not Zverev, I dunno who it is though.



Thanks for the report Deb, agree about Isner, he was the same at Queens - top guy :yeah:

maratness
08-04-2008, 12:43 PM
its jamie cerretani a doubles player

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 03:35 PM
Maybe I'm a little slow on the uptake, but what has Spadea done to upset everyone? :haha: I'm aware that some of his book upset a number of his colleagues, and I have to say that he isn't the most "pleasant" character (although not obnoxious) but it isn't uncommon for these "characters" to find others with similar traits.He's just so incredibly obnoxious. what's funny is that 3 years ago when I went to this same practice day, I noticed the same exact thing - that everyone ignored him.

So Andy's still not right.....

Deb based on what you saw, do you think he'll pull out?Well.... it's strange. He was moving ok, etc. In fact I was impressed with how healthy he looked until he started talking to Doug a lot and stopped hitting topspin forehands...then near the end of the practice I was like, wait, he hasn't taken any serves at all :scratch: It's weird, because he said in Cincy that what was bad was like on the left side of his neck/upper spine, he said the opposite side from where his shoulder was a problem etc. But then yesterday he does everything except - serve, overheads, and he sliced a lot of forehands b/c he said hitting them hurt, which doesn't seem to make sense with something wrong on the left side. Honestly, I dunno what that would be but he certainly can't win matches without a serve and a normal forehand (even if his forehand is sucktastic right now). So I imagine if he can't hit them by Wednesday, he couldn't well play. According to his site he won't play til Thursday night.

its jamie cerretani a doubles playerHm, okay, thanks, I've never heard of him so at least I don't feel badly about not recognizing him :)

working on the pictures now :)

Here's a video of how Andy was hitting forehands, for those interested. The pictures are all there but I'm just labeling them then I'll post some samples here and the link etc. :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730260983/in/set-72157606530170638/

_sanja_
08-04-2008, 03:41 PM
yeah, now when I look closer I see he`s older than Zverev, but otherwise he`s so similar-tall,lefty,nike clothing,also same face-features... :eek:

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 04:14 PM
okay, I'm done :D

Everything is here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/sets/72157606530170638/) - over 300 pics and videos :rolls:

Videos:

Safin Stretching (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730029781/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Haas warming up (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730877790/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Verdasco Practicing 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730127957/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Verdasco Practicing 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730139827/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Roddick Practicing 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730994242/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Roddick Practicing 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2731016576/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Roddick goofing off and practicing volleys (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2731036446/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Roddick practicing volleys (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2731039602/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Roddick goofing off (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730214171/in/set-72157606530170638/)- I'm not sure what he was trying to do, but he did it like 5 times during the practice and was really amused with himself for trying. :lol:
Roddick practices running down dropshots (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730260983/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Roddick Practicing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2731108376/in/set-72157606530170638/) - you can see the messed up FHs here
Roddick 2-minute drill 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730293637/in/set-72157606530170638/) - hadn't seen this one before - he was running around slicing while John fed him balls, and I guess the goal was to keep the ball in play for 2 min while they were timed on a stopwatch
Roddick 2-minute drill 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2731150570/in/set-72157606530170638/)

pics time! they're all a lot bigger on flickr, i don't want to stretch people's screens :p

Fish

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3296/2729973455_d669ca403d.jpg

Lopez
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3096/2730832570_b45a241576.jpg

Safin
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3005/2730847424_34e1566408.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3073/2731179366_2448a3e4df.jpg

Haas
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3076/2730046889_b572b517ac.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/2730341699_1a92aae039.jpg

Grosjean ready for Christmas :p
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3096/2730068435_6190af2856.jpg

Isner
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3224/2731186280_ba1d079137.jpg

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 04:28 PM
Spadea's blingin' purple hat ain't afraidaya :rocker2:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3012/2730915764_dfa3539da3.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3258/2730092419_a260d720f3.jpg


Kunitsyn
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3092/2730918962_f28f0e3214.jpg


Malisse
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/2730356485_286d9999ee.jpg


Odesnik
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3203/2731192928_441fb930b7.jpg


Falla
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3151/2730097909_32a123e9aa.jpg


Verdasco
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2731195034_18c7c03061.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2730112559_eda9baee6b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3177/2730372825_ff72e63f7f.jpg


Moya
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/2730141699_cdb8927c0f.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3092/2730980196_21221402b6.jpg


Del Potro
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/2731225480_a76856ceb7.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3116/2730154569_da119db460.jpg


Roddick
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3180/2731227576_09631108bc.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3255/2730434393_5309bfecd9.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3038/2730446249_f9dbcf02f8.jpg


OK, enjoy! :)

nisha
08-04-2008, 04:30 PM
thanks Deb

idefix
08-04-2008, 04:42 PM
Thank you for the videos and pics. They are great.

adee-gee
08-04-2008, 05:50 PM
Great pics :D

Vinnie :inlove: :hearts: :drool: why didn't he go topless? :sad:

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 05:52 PM
You're welcome guys :)

Adam :haha: :haha: maybe the tourney organization asked him not to b/c they knew there were some onlookers and they didn't want to make us sick :D

JolánGagó
08-04-2008, 06:08 PM
Great pics and comments, thanx.

Fumus
08-04-2008, 06:14 PM
Awesome pics Deb!

Versdasco is in holy freaking crap shape.

nizelegz
08-04-2008, 06:15 PM
Glad to provide your amusement for the day :)

Would you like tickets, I can get them for you?

BRENTIN25
08-04-2008, 06:32 PM
This is who Lopez and Grosjean hit with, I feel like I should know who it is but I don't - anyone help?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2730323597_a2111138aa.jpg

larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2730323597_a2111138aa_b.jpg

SERRA

Lee
08-04-2008, 06:49 PM
Nice report Deb, thanks. :)

Maybe I'm a little slow on the uptake, but what has Spadea done to upset everyone? :haha: I'm aware that some of his book upset a number of his colleagues, and I have to say that he isn't the most "pleasant" character (although not obnoxious) but it isn't uncommon for these "characters" to find others with similar traits.

And Spadea's fashion sense...:worship: At Notts he wore a red and white stripe cap (on sideways for a time) with blue and white stripe tracksuit. :D

He's just so incredibly obnoxious. what's funny is that 3 years ago when I went to this same practice day, I noticed the same exact thing - that everyone ignored him.



And more than 5 years ago, before his book, I went to qualifying/practice day in Scottsdale and noticed exactly the same thing. He sat all by himself near the entrance to the practice court and none of the players passed by said hello or even acknowledged him.

Lee
08-04-2008, 06:50 PM
Thanks Deb! WOW!

Love to read your report on tennis tournaments

trixtah
08-04-2008, 06:50 PM
Cool pictures, Deb! I was there all day after class was over :P I might be in some of your Marat photos hahaa

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 06:52 PM
Would you like tickets, I can get them for you?For free? :lol:

And more than 5 years ago, before his book, I went to qualifying/practice day in Scottsdale and noticed exactly the same thing. He sat all by himself near the entrance to the practice court and none of the players passed by said hello or even acknowledged him.:haha: Glad it's not just me then :lol:

Thanks Deb! WOW!

Love to read your report on tennis tournaments:hug:

Cool pictures, Deb! I was there all day after class was over :P I might be in some of your Marat photos hahaaaw, too bad, we could've said hello.... but don't think too many fans are in them since the opposite side of the stadium was empty ;) lucky you? :lol:

MacTheKnife
08-04-2008, 07:27 PM
Thanks for the post and good update on Andy. I noticed he's not moving that arm to far from his side either. I'm betting A-Rod just might be done for the year. I seem to have a similar shoulder issue to what I'v heard he's dealing with and the damn thing just won't go away. I think it's healed then one wrong BH overhead or to far a reach out to the BH side, and it's right back. It is so frustrating it's ridiculous. It's not bad enough for surgery, but it's extremely painful if moved in just the wrong way.

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 07:40 PM
Thanks for the post and good update on Andy. I noticed he's not moving that arm to far from his side either. I'm betting A-Rod just might be done for the year. I seem to have a similar shoulder issue to what I'v heard he's dealing with and the damn thing just won't go away. I think it's healed then one wrong BH overhead or to far a reach out to the BH side, and it's right back. It is so frustrating it's ridiculous. It's not bad enough for surgery, but it's extremely painful if moved in just the wrong way.Well, what's so strange is that he was VERY clear last week in saying this is NOT the shoulder injury, that the shoulder is fine..... but everything he did/didn't do yesterday doesn't make sense with this sore neck unless some kind of pinched nerve is involved. I don't know, it's strange. But if he can't serve and hit forehands, I don't see how he can do very well at this event. Really bizarre. But if he's not being honest about what it is, there's no way for us to really know I guess.

I hope your injury heals asap though! :hug:

nizelegz
08-04-2008, 07:45 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by nizelegz
Would you like tickets, I can get them for you?

For free?

Uhmmm, yes for free. What is so funny about it, I was trying to be nice, nevermind!!

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 07:58 PM
It wasn't funny, sorry you misunderstood what I meant. I'm broke, so I laugh about money these days. Check your PMs. :)

Clara Bow
08-04-2008, 08:51 PM
Thanks for posting these. Sheesh...JMPD looks even more fragile and gangly when he goes shirtless. He just seems so thin!

Deb- did you see any of Fernando's interactions with fans? I have heard several accounts from different tournaments about how Verdasco is one of the nicest guys on tour.

MacTheKnife
08-04-2008, 08:55 PM
Well, what's so strange is that he was VERY clear last week in saying this is NOT the shoulder injury, that the shoulder is fine..... but everything he did/didn't do yesterday doesn't make sense with this sore neck unless some kind of pinched nerve is involved. I don't know, it's strange. But if he can't serve and hit forehands, I don't see how he can do very well at this event. Really bizarre. But if he's not being honest about what it is, there's no way for us to really know I guess.

I hope your injury heals asap though! :hug:

Thanks, I just know that when people say shoulder, most immediately think of the front of the shoulder. It looks to me like Roddicks is in the back of his shoulder, and does have some nerves involved. According to my ortho, that's what puts pressure on the trap, which in turn tightens up the neck. That's when I noticed the other day that A-Rod had similar limitations in movement that I do. Hopefully his will heal quickly, he's a lot younger than me. Thanks for your kind words..

partygirl
08-04-2008, 09:00 PM
Verdasco Practicing 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730139827/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Roddick Practicing 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730994242/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Roddick Practicing 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2731016576/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Roddick goofing off and practicing volleys (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2731036446/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Roddick practicing volleys (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2731039602/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Roddick goofing off (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730214171/in/set-72157606530170638/)- I'm not sure what he was trying to do, but he did it like 5 times during the practice and was really amused with himself for trying. :lol:
Roddick practices running down dropshots (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730260983/in/set-72157606530170638/)
Roddick Practicing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2731108376/in/set-72157606530170638/) - you can see the messed up FHs here
Roddick 2-minute drill 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2730293637/in/set-72157606530170638/) - hadn't seen this one before - he was running around slicing while John fed him balls, and I guess the goal was to keep the ball in play for 2 min while they were timed on a stopwatch
Roddick 2-minute drill 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/2731150570/in/set-72157606530170638/)



Holy Fucking Shit...
Awesome pics Deb!

As usual some of the best candid pics around, Thanks for sharing.:bowdown::bowdown:

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 09:16 PM
Thanks for posting these. Sheesh...JMPD looks even more fragile and gangly when he goes shirtless. He just seems so thin!

Deb- did you see any of Fernando's interactions with fans? I have heard several accounts from different tournaments about how Verdasco is one of the nicest guys on tour.Well for a skinny guy, JMDP hits the bejeesus out of the ball :lol: he looked very gangly and skinny and tall in person, more so than i had remembered before. But man, he was crushing it.

As for Verdasco, I've seen him practice before at IW and honestly, never really seen much interaction with fans (I left his first practice before it was over, some guys were waiting for him to sign their tennis stuff, but I don't know what happened).... but in general he seems always to be in a pretty good mood - intense during practices, but smiling and stuff like that, so I can't say for sure based on what I myself have witnessed in terms of actual fan interaction, but he definitely seems like a good-natured guy :yeah: :D

Thanks, I just know that when people say shoulder, most immediately think of the front of the shoulder. It looks to me like Roddicks is in the back of his shoulder, and does have some nerves involved. According to my ortho, that's what puts pressure on the trap, which in turn tightens up the neck. That's when I noticed the other day that A-Rod had similar limitations in movement that I do. Hopefully his will heal quickly, he's a lot younger than me. Thanks for your kind words..Well, his shoulder problem that took him out of RG and should've taken him out of Wimbledon was an inflamed rotator cuff. He says that's healed. This one, he said, was on the left side of his neck near the spine but on the left side. I have no idea beyond what he says in press conferences. Maybe your ortho is better than Andy's doctors and they haven't discovered the real problem :lol:

Holy Fucking Shit...
Awesome pics Deb!

As usual some of the best candid pics around, Thanks for sharing.:bowdown::bowdown::o Glad you liked them :)

Lee
08-04-2008, 09:33 PM
Deb- did you see any of Fernando's interactions with fans? I have heard several accounts from different tournaments about how Verdasco is one of the nicest guys on tour.


As for Verdasco, I've seen him practice before at IW and honestly, never really seen much interaction with fans (I left his first practice before it was over, some guys were waiting for him to sign their tennis stuff, but I don't know what happened).... but in general he seems always to be in a pretty good mood - intense during practices, but smiling and stuff like that, so I can't say for sure based on what I myself have witnessed in terms of actual fan interaction, but he definitely seems like a good-natured guy :yeah: :D


Agree here. When I ran into him at IW, he finished practiced already and about to leave. I stopped and asked him to take a picture for Sjoukje :lol: He's patiently waited for me to get my picture perfect :angel:

Pigpen Stinks
08-04-2008, 09:46 PM
Good job, Deb. Although, I'm surprised that you haven't been bitched out yet for placing this in GM rather than the tournament thread. :wavey:

Lee
08-04-2008, 09:50 PM
There are other report/pics/video threads by posters in GM. And if result threads of a tournament are in GM, what's wrong with report threads?

Nathaliia
08-04-2008, 09:51 PM
lovely stuff Deb :yeah:

Deboogle!.
08-04-2008, 10:06 PM
Good job, Deb. Although, I'm surprised that you haven't been bitched out yet for placing this in GM rather than the tournament thread. :wavey:I'd bitch right back, I've been posting tourney pics and reports for at least 3 years and so have lots of other people :lol:

Pigpen Stinks
08-04-2008, 10:06 PM
There are other report/pics/video threads by posters in GM. And if result threads of a tournament are in GM, what's wrong with report threads?

Nada. I was poking fun at those that get offended by misplaced threads.

GermanBoy
08-05-2008, 10:50 AM
Any pics of sexy Amer Delic? Preferably shirtless... :devil:

Deboogle!.
08-05-2008, 04:20 PM
No, he was playing qualifying at the time and I was too lazy to take the hike up to those courts unfortunately. If I go back, I will look for him of course b/c he's one of my favorites :)

tangerine_dream
08-05-2008, 05:30 PM
They're all cordial to each other and shake hands and say hi when they're coming and going.... except for one poor lonely ignored soul. Poor Vinny Ice (today all decked out in his purple blinged hat with his fro logo ) has no friends - not even his compatriot Isner says hello. Later I heard this guy telling someone on the phone that Spadea's hitting partner didn't show up so he was throwing up balls for himself and hitting shots off them :sobbing:
:haha: Poor Vinnay Ice. He ain't got no friends, no style, no game, no nothing. He is the ultimate loveable loser, I guess. I wonder if he realizes that people are laughing at him when they ask for a photo.

I know he's my favorite so I'm hardly unbiased, but I like a wole lot of the other players I saw today too and I can easily say Roddick is by far the most entertaining player to watch in practice - joking around, interacting with the fans, being in general silly like hitting funny shots to be intentionally funny, and messing around with his team, he's the only one who looks like he's having any fun or who cares that the fans are there.
Andy. :worship: It's unreal how popular this frat boy jerk is. I don't get it. :p

Thanks for the report and photos.

Deb- did you see any of Fernando's interactions with fans? I have heard several accounts from different tournaments about how Verdasco is one of the nicest guys on tour.
My own experience with Verdasco at DC can back this up: he is absolutely one of the nicest, most approachable guys on tour. I was very surprised how friendly and accessible he was. It's hard not to be charmed by him. :)

Bilbo
08-05-2008, 05:39 PM
looks like Verdasco has the best body of all players in LA

JolánGagó
08-05-2008, 05:41 PM
I thought this was a thread about funny pics :eek:

Deboogle!.
08-05-2008, 05:55 PM
I thought this was a thread about funny pics :eek:Um, no? :lol:

looks like Verdasco has the best body of all players in LAWell in my opinion, yes :p


Alright, looks as though i'm going back today, so I will take more pics and try to be more creative with my reporting ;)

Xristos
08-05-2008, 05:59 PM
Cant wait Deb!

Try and take some of Verdasco's match if you can. :)

Deboogle!.
08-05-2008, 06:00 PM
Verdasco has a bye so he's not playing today, sorry...... but maybe he'll practice :)

nizelegz
08-05-2008, 06:20 PM
Verdasco has a bye so he's not playing today, sorry...... but maybe he'll practice :)

Can you take pictures of Safin for me!!

Fee
08-05-2008, 06:42 PM
No, he was playing qualifying at the time and I was too lazy to take the hike up to those courts unfortunately. If I go back, I will look for him of course b/c he's one of my favorites :)

They moved qualifying this year from the Sunset Courts to the Sycamore Courts. I think those are a little bit farther away from the tennis center.

Deboogle!.
08-06-2008, 03:31 AM
Can you take pictures of Safin for me!!I did :D And thanks again, really :)

They moved qualifying this year from the Sunset Courts to the Sycamore Courts. I think those are a little bit farther away from the tennis center.Yeah, I knew that, but I still wasn't gonna hike up regardless... if it wasn't so uphill I would've thought about it.....but I saw Amer today so all is well ;)

Just got home, gonna write up my report and work on my pics.

Fee
08-06-2008, 04:59 AM
I thought Sycamore was a drive, not a hike, but it's hard to tell just looking at the map. Yeah, you saw Amer now and you've seen McClune before right, you didn't miss anything. ;)

Deboogle!.
08-06-2008, 05:01 AM
Well I could've driven, but that would've meant paying for parking again, so definitely not :lol: other people walked up, but I just wasn't in the mood. Yes I have so I'm good ;) gonna start writing my report again, it's gonna be just as boring unfortunately, mostly b/c nothing really interesting happened :lol:

Fee
08-06-2008, 05:05 AM
No Vinnay bling? :sad:

Deboogle!.
08-06-2008, 05:10 AM
no bling, but oh man. :haha:

Deboogle!.
08-06-2008, 06:00 AM
Oooooooooookay...... Tuesday report!

Got there a little after 11. Roddick was leaving, I'd be shocked if he had been practicing at 10am, but he was wearing tennis clothes so anything's possible. The one and only Davide Sanguinetti was practicing! Spadea and Grosjean were both warming up for their matches on the stadium, along with Isner. Kind of odd to see Grosjean and Spadea warming up right next to each other. Kind of highlights how tennis is such a strange sport where it's one person against one person yet they still have to see each other so often and stuff. Vinnay's outfit will speak for itself. I was a bit surprised how early Isner was warming up for his match (like 6 hours early?) - most guys seem to warm up about 2 hours before.

Settled in at noon under the shady corner of the stadium for Odesnik/Reynolds, figured it'd be a cracker. And it was. Odesnik came out on FIRE, he was completely controlling play in the first 4 games - Reynolds was scrambling on almost every point to stay in them and somehow broke through and got the break. I have no idea how and these guys behind me were dumbfounded as well. I left late in the first set, but I'm not at all surprised Odesnik came back to win. It was great to see him playing pretty close to the baseline and controlling play. Nice all-court game from both really. :yeah:

I saw Stoppini was killing Kunitsyn.... no idea why, but I heard later that Kunitsyn was really stiff and didn't warm up before his match, maybe he just woke up in a bad mood or something.

Delic and Dusan Vemic were warming up together. They seemed friendly. Around the same time, Del Potro was hitting with Gicquel.

Watched some of Warburg/Vemic. OK. Vemic is nuts :lol: I've never seen anyone scream at himself, throw his racquet, and in general just abuse himself more than this guy. I peeked in during various times and he was always abusing himself some way or another. Anyway, Warburg was the more consistent and certainly the calmer player, and he served for the match in the 2nd and pretty much choked. Vemic won the TB and went on to win. Will be a tough loss for Warburg I think.

I bounced back and forth between that match and Moya and Lopez practicing. The only amusing thing here is that I think Moya and Lopez - who were practicing at the busiest part of the day of course - tried to take a different door out of the fenced practice court - i think they thought if they sneaked out next to the transportation desk that they could avoid the fans? Not sure why they thought that would work, and lo and behold, it didn't :lol: But they did sign, so I'm not sure why they bothered. That also means they got into the car without showering. Yum. Oh. Moya really needs a haircut. The Spadea look on him is unbecoming. REALLY unbecoming. :( Also noticed that Moya was doing a pretty full-on practice session the day of a match, many hours before his match. Interesting to see how different players prepare differently and whatnot. Then Safin came out to warm up a couple hours before his match and generally seemed in a good mood.

Went in to the grandstand to watch the start of the Delic/Sela match. The highlight of the day was surely Sela's superJew fan group. 8 (American) teenage boys had the letters of his name (d u d i s e l a) on their chests, complete with Israeli flags and they were even wearing kippot :sobbing: :haha: When he entered the court they chanted "Shalom Dudi" and other random Jewishnesses - Dudi was amused and seemed rather flattered. They stayed there and cheered hard for their man the whole match :lol: I saw bits and pieces but it was a fun match. Delic was playing solidly - consistency seems to be his problem and he seemed to be serving big and keeping the errors pretty low and coming to net when he had the opportunities. Nice match in terms of sportsmanship too, they shared a very nice handshake and tummy pat at the end.

In between watching that match I peeked in on Safin/Isner. It was basically what I expected. Marat returned well and Isner made a lot of mistakes off the ground. Highlight here is middle of the first set. Marat has just broken and Isner hits a return winners. Marat, of course, doesn't like this, so what does he do? He challenges his own serve :lol: It was on the line so his plan failed, but he gets an A for effort and creativity.

Haas came out to warm up for his match with Falla. Falla's girlfriend was so enthralled by all of this that she sat there doing Sudoku puzzles :rolls: So, there is this strange man who was there on Sunday and who was there again today. He is middle-aged and seems to be an amateur photographer, and what he does is sit at the practice court (which happens to be right where the players all enter from their cars) and takes pictures and asks for autographs. So he gets Falla's autograph when Falla comes out to hit with Haas. He doesn't know who Falla is, so he's asking people around, who happen to be on the phone, who happened to be Noam Okun, who didn't look to pleased that this freaky middle-aged man with a bizarrely large autograph collection was interrupting his phone call to ask who that was. Anyway :lol: I thought Tommy looked really solid and focused in his warmup, just like he looked in his practice on Sunday. Except that I can't figure out who's out there training with him. Is Dean Goldfine not his coach anymore? This guy was definitely coaching Tommy, in English (but with an accent), telling him to attack 2nd serves and stuff. :shrug: But now that Young has beaten him very easily, I'm pretty shocked considering how good Haas looked especially off the backhand. Very strange.

I watched a little doubles and then made my way out and stumbled upon Verdasco giving an autograph session. This is one top guy. He kept thanking the fans and seemed really genuine with everyone who asked for a pic and kept smiling and saying you're welcome and just in general being really nice. I know, it's a planned autograph session but they do 1-2 a day at the LA tourney and in years past I have seen other players be pretty biatchy in them. So my estimation of Verdasco just keeps growing :yeah:

Also just a general statement that the LA tennis fans seem really knowledgeable. They know who most of the players are and really appreciate good shots/points and good tennis. While Moya and Lopez were practicing, so were a couple doubles players and they were doing practice points and they played this really great scrambling/volleying/etc. point and the people watching even clapped for this in practice. Also, all day long I heard parents (mostly dads) telling their kids all about tennis, the players, the rankings, even shot techniques and stuff like that. It was really nice to see :yeah:

(oh, and someone told me Andy was serving in his practice yesterday. I didn't see it and didn't see him hit today so I cannot verify, but if true that's good news for us fans)

So that was long enough :lol: will post pics when they finish uploading, probably tomorrow :)

Chip_s_m
08-06-2008, 06:21 AM
Thanks Deb :)

Fee
08-06-2008, 06:22 AM
Thanks Deb. :)

I've seen Amer, Dusan, Ilija, Janko and other Bosnian/Serb/Croatian players hang out together at Challengers. Dusan is a pretty cool guy off court, not really surprised he's that intense on court.

Yeah, players get in the cars without showering. Would you like to know some of the names who subjected me to their lovely aromas back in my driving days?

oranges
08-06-2008, 06:46 AM
Thanks for the reports :yeah:

Björki
08-06-2008, 06:47 AM
Thanks Deb :yeah:

Lee
08-06-2008, 06:59 AM
Thanks Deb :bigclap:

Deboogle!.
08-06-2008, 07:04 AM
you're welcome guys :)

Managed to get the pics up before bed - they're here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/sets/72157606567683684/ need sleep so no previews here, but there's pics of everyone mentioned in my report plus more (del potro, fognini, and a couple more)

Enjoy:)



This is who was out coaching Haas today and on Sunday, anyone know who it is?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2737977648_e314505ec3.jpg

~*BGT*~
08-06-2008, 08:31 AM
Thanks again. Nice to hear Andy is serving again. Hope he's fit for tomorrow night. :) And Nando is still looking fantastic. :hearts:

Thanks Deb. :)

I've seen Amer, Dusan, Ilija, Janko and other Bosnian/Serb/Croatian players hang out together at Challengers. Dusan is a pretty cool guy off court, not really surprised he's that intense on court.

Yeah, players get in the cars without showering. Would you like to know some of the names who subjected me to their lovely aromas back in my driving days?

Actually, yes. :devil:

Super-Fabio
08-06-2008, 08:47 AM
DEB, the player in the first pic isn't Davide Sanguinetti. :)

He seems Alessandro Da Col(#550 of the world), that enjoed the Usa season with Stoppini...

He was there for the qualifying, but the cut-off has been better than his ranking.

Björki
08-06-2008, 08:58 AM
you're welcome guys :)

Managed to get the pics up before bed - they're here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/sets/72157606567683684/ need sleep so no previews here, but there's pics of everyone mentioned in my report plus more (del potro, fognini, and a couple more)

Enjoy:)



This is who was out coaching Haas today and on Sunday, anyone know who it is?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2737977648_e314505ec3.jpg

he looks like Thomas Hogstedt ?? Not 100% sure.

@ your Fernando photos :inlove: :worship:

VolandriFan
08-06-2008, 08:59 AM
Fabio and JMDP make such a good pairing. :awww:

JustJames
08-06-2008, 11:41 AM
he looks like Thomas Hogstedt ?? Not 100% sure.

You're right, it's definitely Thomas Hodstedt [who has been Haas' coach since early 2006]

zookeeper
08-06-2008, 12:22 PM
Thanks for the review and pics Deb!

Sunset of Age
08-06-2008, 12:34 PM
Thanks for the review and pics Deb!

Seconded. Great reads & views!

Deboogle!.
08-06-2008, 04:24 PM
DEB, the player in the first pic isn't Davide Sanguinetti. :)

He seems Alessandro Da Col(#550 of the world), that enjoed the Usa season with Stoppini...

He was there for the qualifying, but the cut-off has been better than his ranking.:eek: :o Thanks :o He looks like Sanguinetti with the hair etc :sobbing:

Fabio and JMDP make such a good pairing. :awww:I forgot to mention in my report - they were having a really good time together :eek: Laughing and smiling and talking the whole time :yeah:

he looks like Thomas Hogstedt ?? Not 100% sure.

You're right, it's definitely Thomas Hodstedt [who has been Haas' coach since early 2006]OK, that's what I thought but I wasn't sure. Seemed odd b/c Dean Goldfine was in Tommy's box as recently as Cicny but Hogstedt was definitely coaching him. Must be a strange arrangement of some kind. Thanks :)

nizelegz
08-06-2008, 05:33 PM
I did :D And thanks again, really :)

You're welcome!! I left a ticket for you at will call for Thursday too. Have fun.

GrosjeanFan1994
08-06-2008, 06:35 PM
Great pics and reports :)
Are there anymore photos of Santa Seb? Would love it if people could find some :)

Fee
08-06-2008, 07:27 PM
You're right, it's definitely Thomas Hodstedt [who has been Haas' coach since early 2006]

He was, then he left for a while. Does this mean he's back?


BGT - just about everyone. Players in LA and San Jose rarely shower before they get in the car, for whatever reason. The only one that I ever had to roll the window down on was Spadea, and it was only once out of the four or five times I drove him.

Kitty de Sade
08-06-2008, 11:11 PM
It looks like a lot of fun Deb, thank you for sharing. :kiss:

Are you going again today? :D

Deboogle!.
08-06-2008, 11:29 PM
not today, and thank god b/c it's hot as fuck outside today :sobbing: Tomorrow I think so though :)

Henry Chinaski
08-06-2008, 11:48 PM
good work deb. thanks.

Deboogle!.
08-08-2008, 06:45 AM
Thursday Report

Not much exciting happened today, sorry to say :( So you'll just have to endure more of my lame (and today, tired) rambling and the pics tomorrow...

So I get to the tennis around 10:30am and it's a lot busier just driving around UCLA than on Tuesday. There is a line at the parking garage of a few cars - people are honking (this is LA :p). I finally get to the gate to pay and the lady collecting money starts asking me about the tennis. More specifically she says "So, are the guys hot?" I'm like, lady, there are cars lined up behind me and people are honking, and you're asking me if the tennis players are good-looking (btw she was middle-aged just in general strange:lol: ), and she asks me more than once, to the point where it's really getting creepy and what I wanted to say was "dude, go up and see for yourself" but instead I deflected this line of questioning by asking where i should park today. Anyway. That was rather strange indeed :lol:

I want to start by saying that I love children. I think they are wonderful and I want to have some of my own one day. I think they are much smarter than many adults give them credit for and are in general just darn cute. But today was Kids Day at the tournament. Hundreds of young screaming hyper children :sobbing: So, when I got there, there was an event for the kiddies on the grandstand court - Wayne Bryan was hosting it and it involved a lot of kids and t-shirts and Malisse and Justin Gimelstob. Which was all fine, until the event ended, then there was a DELUGE OF CHILDREN :lol: (I found out later that a lot of the kids just came for the morning event and didn't even stay to see any tennis. That made me sad :()

Anyway, I decided I would be "safest" in the stadium, which they opened at 11. So I went in and a bunch of doubles players were practicing (I will ask for identification help when the pics upload tomorrow). At 11:30, Roddick came out, which was pretty surprising since I had never seen him practice in the morning before a night match before. He hit for a half hour and looked pretty good. Where the deep flat forehands are in matches is beyond my comprehension, but they do exist :o I heard he went somewhere else and practiced for another half hour right away.

Found a shady spot up in the corner for the first match and watched all of Del Potro/Stoppini. It was never close. Stoppini managed to hold on throughout most of the first set but at the end finally Del Potro took over. Just as he was in the practice I saw the other day, he was crushing the ball and the only reason he dropped serve early in the 2nd is b/c I think he just got lazy for a few points there, but he immediately righted the ship so good for him. Early in the match he hit a pretty spectacular passing shot slap winner off a smash. it's pointless to try to describe it, but it was really amazing. Just take my word for it ;)

Then I watched the first set of Young/Gicquel. As I said in the match result thread I still cannot wrap my head around how Young could have beaten Tommy so easily the other night. Young is still pretty bad. Maybe he just played the best match of his career the other night, I dunno. He's definitely grown (the stats they showed on the big screen during the warmups says he is 6 feet now), and he was serving in the 120s, but he just makes soooooo many errors. So I left near the end of the first set, confident that the match was not going to change... and it didn't :lol:

Watched some doubles, which is always fun. Lopez and Verdasco were warming up for their doubles match while Safin and Kunitsyn played Isner and Cerretani (who really is a pretty good doubles player from very close to where I grew up, so that's cool :yeah: ).... Verdasco's ankle wasn't even taped soooooo I guess that's a good thing and hopefully that means it's not serious. I got one picture of him by accident that is probably one of my favorite pics i've ever taken, I had to wait til i got home to see if it really came out, and it did, yay!

Time for the match I was most waiting for - Moya/Delic. Moya came out pretty flat, but Delic was really on fire. Except for missing a fair number of backhands into the net, Amer was just killing it from all over the court. Aces, volleys, return winners, even a lob or two, he was just in the zone. I figured it'd get harder for him, and thought for sure that when he blew the break in the 2nd set that he'd be a goner, but he hung in pretty well and fought hard. Moya really steadied himself and started making fewer errors and serving a lot better. In the second set tiebreak, Moya hit a really incredible passing shot to get it back on serve and he managed to sneak it out. Unfortunately I left and missed the third set :( But I am very happy for Amer, who was gaining crowd support as the match went on. I think people were really appreciating the game he was playing and that he was fighting so hard. Ironically for me, the first time I saw Amer play was when he played Moya at the USO a few years ago and I instantly became a fan b/c of his game and attitude, so cool :yeah:

During the third set of Delic/Moya, I got some food and watched some practice. Roddick tried to fool everyone by hitting in the Grandstand court instead of the on-site practice court, but you can't fool a bunch of hormonal teenage girls, it's like they could smell and find him :haha: So, he just warmed up for a bit, but the amusing thing was the ensuing hit-and-giggle between John Roddick and Doug Spreen, Andy's trainer. I think poor Dougie is not so good at tennis, so John was playing lefty :lol: I found this all rather amusing, but it's probably just me ;)

Made my way to the stadium to see Courier and Krickstein play their Legends exhibition thingy. Not much to say here since I didn't stay long. One funny part was when Krickstein didn't like a call and Courier was all, so, challenge? Of course, I don't think Krickstein had ever had the opportunity to use Hawk-eye so he was a bit confused, it was amusing but otherwise :zzz: I was hoping to see McEnroe hit before leaving, but I got tired and didn't feel like waiting, so I left.

So that's it. boring mostly. Well, good tennis, but it's hard to describe that so yeah :p and thanks again nizelegz for everything :hug:

pics coming tomorrow :)

Deboogle!.
08-08-2008, 05:15 PM
Anyone know who these guys are?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2742712257_fd0bb58de4.jpg
bigger here (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2742712257_e42da00220_o.jpg) if that would help


Is this Robert Lindstedt?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2742715723_fcbd626c46.jpg
bigger here (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2742715723_03b3277f48_o.jpg)



Thanks:)

Deboogle!.
08-08-2008, 06:11 PM
All the pics are up :D http://www.flickr.com/photos/debstah1/sets/72157606601693074/

pics of everyone in my report - all the matches - plus some other guys who I saw practicing like Lopez, Verdasco, Fognini, etc.

Enjoy :)

bhargs30
08-08-2008, 10:41 PM
thanks Deb for the report :)

Lee
08-09-2008, 12:35 AM
Thanks again for the report Deb!

GlennMirnyi
08-09-2008, 02:00 AM
Anyone know who these guys are?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2742712257_fd0bb58de4.jpg
bigger here (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2742712257_e42da00220_o.jpg) if that would help


Is this Robert Lindstedt?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2742715723_fcbd626c46.jpg
bigger here (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2742715723_03b3277f48_o.jpg)



Thanks:)

First guy is Bruno Soares, Deb. ;)

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 02:12 AM
First guy is Bruno Soares, Deb. ;)aha, muito obrigada :D:p

GlennMirnyi
08-09-2008, 02:16 AM
aha, muito obrigada :D:p

De nada. ;)

Rę is a great teacher it seems. :p

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 02:17 AM
She's the very best :worship:

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:19 AM
She's the very best :worship:

you are :D

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 02:20 AM
you are :D:rolleyes: I know nothing without you, so you are therefore the best. Sim. :D

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:21 AM
:rolleyes: I know nothing without you, so you are therefore the best. Sim. :D

pfffffffffffffffffffffffff :ras:

you know a lot of stuff :bowdown:

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 02:24 AM
pfffffffffffffffffffffffff :ras:

you know a lot of stuff :bowdown:only because you taught me :haha: :ras: :worship: I can think of like one word I learned on my own in Portugal :haha:

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:26 AM
only because you taught me :haha: :ras: :worship: I can think of like one word I learned on my own in Portugal :haha:

:rolls: Some of their words are different so yeah :p Anyway you learned some stuff on your own and I taught you some others so we are even :ras:

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 02:27 AM
No we are not even, you are the master :worship: :worship: :worship:

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:32 AM
No we are not even, you are the master :worship: :worship: :worship:

You are the Master one, my very own personal Google :worship:

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 02:34 AM
You are the Master one, my very own personal Google :worship:We're just talking about Portuguese here. For that you are the master and my awesome teacher :ras: :worship: :bowdown:

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:36 AM
We're just talking about Portuguese here. For that you are the master and my awesome teacher :ras: :worship: :bowdown:

I'm not the master though :ras: And you know I will always be here to help you with whatever you need/want to learn :awww: :smooch:

GlennMirnyi
08-09-2008, 02:43 AM
We're just talking about Portuguese here. For that you are the master and my awesome teacher :ras: :worship: :bowdown:

You won't convince her, I've tried. :p

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:47 AM
You won't convince her, I've tried. :p

:ras:

No one will convince me :p

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 02:49 AM
that's what you think :devil:

GlennMirnyi
08-09-2008, 02:49 AM
:ras:

No one will convince me :p

Yeah, if Deb can't, then definitely no-one will. :p

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:50 AM
that's what you think :devil:

Me = stubborn, good luck with that :p

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:51 AM
Yeah, if Deb can't, then definitely no-one will. :p

:angel:

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 02:51 AM
Yeah, if Deb can't, then definitely no-one will. :p:haha: But I can :devil: ;)

Me = stubborn, good luck with that :pI can do it ;)

GlennMirnyi
08-09-2008, 02:52 AM
Me = stubborn, good luck with that :p

Teach Deb another word.

Teimosa. :p

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:52 AM
I can do it ;)

Nope :kiss:

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:53 AM
Teach Deb another word.

Teimosa. :p

Năo é má idéia. :p

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 02:54 AM
Teach Deb another word.

Teimosa. :pI am too :nerner:

Nope :kiss:Yep. :kiss:

GlennMirnyi
08-09-2008, 02:56 AM
I am too :nerner:

Yep. :kiss:

:lol:

You two deserve each other. :p

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:57 AM
I hijacked your thread :scared:

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 02:58 AM
:lol:

You two deserve each other. :pHm..... thanks :p

I hijacked your thread :scared::haha: As my mom would say "it's a good thing i love you" :p

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:58 AM
:lol:

You two deserve each other. :p

:D :D :D :D

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 02:59 AM
:haha: As my mom would say "it's a good thing i love you" :p

If you didn't love me I'd be in huge trouble by now :haha: :bolt:

GlennMirnyi
08-09-2008, 03:01 AM
Hm..... thanks :p

:haha: As my mom would say "it's a good thing i love you" :p

It wasn't supposed to be bad anyway. ;)

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 03:02 AM
It wasn't supposed to be bad anyway. ;)

Phewwwww :)

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 03:02 AM
If you didn't love me I'd be in huge trouble by now :haha: :bolt:Hmmmmmmmmm...... trueeeeeeeeeeee :devil:

It wasn't supposed to be bad anyway. ;)I figured not ;)

GlennMirnyi
08-09-2008, 03:03 AM
Phewwwww :)

You got it before her. :p

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 03:06 AM
You got it before her. :p

:angel:

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 03:08 AM
I got it, I'm just being :silly: :p

GlennMirnyi
08-09-2008, 03:09 AM
I got it, I'm just being :silly: :p

Good, don't want any trouble with you girls. ;)

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 03:12 AM
Good, don't want any trouble with you girls. ;)

Good choice :D

Fee
08-09-2008, 04:33 AM
Good, don't want any trouble with you girls. ;)

Who are you and what have you done with the 'real' Glenn Mirnyi? ;)

GlennMirnyi
08-09-2008, 04:36 AM
Who are you and what have you done with the 'real' Glenn Mirnyi? ;)

I have nooooo problem with them. ;)

rrfnpump
08-09-2008, 09:03 AM
Is this Robert Lindstedt?
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2742715723_fcbd626c46.jpg
bigger here (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2742715723_03b3277f48_o.jpg)

Thanks:)

yes. :)

Thanks for pics and reports!

adee-gee
08-09-2008, 11:11 AM
Someone move this to chat threads :p ;)

Thanks for the report Deb :worship:

luxsword
08-09-2008, 01:31 PM
Has JM been banned ? :unsure:

Tytta!.
08-09-2008, 01:48 PM
Someone move this to chat threads :p ;)

Thanks for the report Deb :worship:

You are just jealous you weren't around to be able to talk to us :ras: :D

Deboogle!.
08-09-2008, 03:51 PM
yes. :)

Thanks for pics and reports!Thank you!!! And you're welcome :)

Someone move this to chat threads :p ;)

Thanks for the report Deb :worship::ras:

Has JM been banned ? :unsure:Who? What? :unsure:

You are just jealous you weren't around to be able to talk to us :ras: :DYes, that must be it :D

Fee
08-09-2008, 08:48 PM
Has JM been banned ? :unsure:

If you are referring to a member of this forum, perhaps you should look in the 'banned users' thread in the forum announcements section.

luxsword
08-10-2008, 05:21 PM
I'll do that, thanks. I was refering to Adee-gee's signature, btw.

Fee
08-10-2008, 07:23 PM
I'll do that, thanks. I was refering to Adee-gee's signature, btw.

Oh, thanks for the info. I didn't even notice his sig. :)