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Time for a fresh start! The Aussie 2009 tournaments thread

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Sharon
12-18-2008, 03:23 AM
Paulo's Schedule for the Aussie swing :bounce:

1. Brisbane International Jan. 5-11
Singles
First Round: P.Mathieu def. T.Gabashvili 6-3 6-3
Second Round: P.Mathieu def. E.Gulbis 6-3 6-4
Quarterfinal: P.Mathieu def. K.Nishikori 6-3 6-4
Semifinal: F.Verdasco def. P.Mathieu 6-2 6-1
Doubles
M.Gicquel/J.Tsonga def. P.Mathieu/M.Ancic 7-5 4-6 10-4
2. Medibank International Sydney Jan 12-18
Singles
First Round: P.Mathieu def. A.Seppi 6-2 2-6 6-3
Second Round: N.Djokovic def. P.Mathieu 6-1 6-2
3. Australian Open Jan 19- Feb 1
Singles
First Round: P.Mathieu def. J.Nieminen 6-2 4-1 Ret.
Second Round vs. A.Delic

VAMOS Paulo! :rocker2:

Ome
12-18-2008, 04:47 AM
I'm fine with this one :lol: A change only needed when he starts to bow out in the first round :spit:

:singer: We're bringing VAMOS back!! :banana:

Sharon
12-18-2008, 05:05 AM
We will see with these tournaments if I am a thread start jinxer :lol: hopefully I wont have to change the title then ;)

I say Paulo brings back the VAMOS and fist pumps and nice outfits :lol:

lisaplenske
12-28-2008, 12:27 PM
paulo let france to Australia already or no?

I know richard did it but dont know about paulo;)

Ome
12-28-2008, 03:55 PM
I believe he left on the 26th... should touchdown in Australia by now :lol:

grosjeanlol
12-29-2008, 12:05 PM
He left Alsace the 26th for Paris and he left Paris the 27th....
Paulo you are wonderful :D
I met him the 26th, he was great...

Ome
12-29-2008, 01:15 PM
He's arrived, safely, in Brisbane ;)

gambit84
12-29-2008, 01:23 PM
:bigwave:

VolandriFan
12-29-2008, 01:24 PM
Hey everyone, I'm more or less a stranger in here now :lol:

Good schedule! :yeah: He should get some air time down here too hopefully. :cool:

gambit84
12-29-2008, 01:27 PM
at least I hope he will restart to play at his level

when I saw his forehand down the net I get so sad :sad:

Ome
12-29-2008, 01:31 PM
You will never be a stranger to me, Paolo! :p

Can't wait for the season to begin! :dance: I'm hoping he'll look more "happy" on the court this year. Already stop obsessing over the rankings :lol:

TheEnd
01-03-2009, 05:57 AM
2009 Bris bane International Main Draw

(1) DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB vs GULBIS, Ernests LAT
Q vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
Q vs NISHIKORI, Kei, JPN
(WC) KLEIN vs (5) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE

(3) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs (WC) TOMIC, Bernard AUS
Q vs ANCIC, Mario CRO
FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP vs SERRA, Florent FRA
MELZER, Jurgen AUT vs (6) FISH, Mardy USA

(8) STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
LLODRA, Michael FRA vs Q
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA vs GINERPI, Robby USA
QUERREY, Sam USA vs (4) SODERLING, Robin SWE

(7) GASQUET, Richard FRA vs GICQUEL, Marc FRA
DENT, Taylor USA vs DARCIS, Steve BEL
NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN vs (WC) BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
CALLERI, Agustin ARG vs (2) TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA


paulo!!! vamos!!!

HoistDaColors
01-03-2009, 07:30 AM
that's a tough draw just in the first tournament. but still...fight on!!! :rocker:

Ome
01-03-2009, 10:48 AM
OMG!!

http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/mdd1.pdf

Paulo plays doubles with Mario :eek: :hearts: :speakles: :rocker2:

If only this is a beauty contest... :rolls:

Sharon
01-03-2009, 08:05 PM
OMG! :speakles: that's practically my dream team
:hearts:
THERE BETTER BE PICTURES OF THIS :inlove:

If tennis was a beauty contest, Paulo and Mario (...and Marat) would be so better off :haha:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-05-2009, 12:12 AM
Paulo and Mario playing doubles together is possibly too hot an idea for me to contemplate (the Marat/Paulo was :hearts: enough).

As for the singles, it always makes me slightly nervous when a first match of the season is against a Qualie since they've already had matches..and then potentially Djoko... but 2009 is a fresh start so Vamos Paulo. May 2009 be the best year for Paulo fans (and the man himself) so far. :rocker2:

tufani
01-05-2009, 12:30 AM
That's a tough draw! Not knowing the opponent is a bit annoying. I'm glad it's not going to be Guccione or Isner though. VAMOS!!! :rocker2:

Doubles with Mario... WOW! :hearts: Ah, no chance of seeing the match today :awww:

Btw, Paulo will play Zagreb, Rotterdam and (most likely) Marseille. :tennis:

VolandriFan
01-05-2009, 08:54 AM
They're on court now :D

Paulo/Mario :drool:

TheEnd
01-05-2009, 10:36 AM
big eyes loss :sad:

5-7/6-4/4-10:rolleyes:

tufani
01-05-2009, 02:12 PM
What a pity :awww: I hope they will play doubles together again some day.

Paulo's first round opponent is Gabashvili, he'll play tomorrow at 2 PM local time on Court 2. :tennis:

Ome
01-05-2009, 03:25 PM
Oh well... it's not a beauty contest :lol:

Gabashvili can be tricky, if he decides to bring his head to the court.
Vamos Paulo! :rocker2:

Sharon
01-05-2009, 04:01 PM
That's too bad :awww:

Vamos Paulo!! :rocker2:

JBdV
01-06-2009, 12:23 AM
Good luck tonight Paulo. And a belated happy new year to all fellow Paulo fans in here :aparty:

Sharon
01-06-2009, 06:19 AM
Paulo wins first match of the year 6-3 6-3 :rocker2:
VAMOS!!!

Ome
01-06-2009, 06:21 AM
Paulo :D

Next match should be very interesting :lol:

Sharon
01-06-2009, 06:22 AM
i'll keep the first post updated with his match results :lol:

Gulbis is next right??
GULBIS :worship: Can't believe Djoko lost honestly
it'll be the best start for my faves if Mario can win also :p

Ome
01-06-2009, 06:52 AM
Hmmmmmm
I'm not exactly enjoying the hype over Gulbis :lol: Honestly, I'd have preferred to see Djokovic through :o :o :spit:

Seems like a VERY close match for Mario! :eek:

tufani
01-06-2009, 06:56 AM
Yay, first victory of the year! :woohoo:
I was a bit worried about this match and hoped, that the doubles match gave Paulo enough practise. :unsure: So Gulbis is next? Vamos Paulo! :armed:

Ome
01-06-2009, 06:59 AM
Thanks for the stats, Olga! :hatoff: (I can't open ATP SB at home :silly: )

2nd serve points won were pretty low there :unsure: His first serve was so effective!! :yeah:

tufani
01-06-2009, 07:04 AM
You're welcome, Jai :wavey:

It was great to see some aces when he was having troubles on his serve :rocker2:
I was a bit scared, when Paulo went down 15-40 in the first game though :o

JBdV
01-06-2009, 01:49 PM
Nice start to the season Paulo, and Gulbis next who can sometimes have a letdown after a big win...

tufani
01-06-2009, 02:07 PM
Paulo is scheduled to play second on the Centre Court (after the WTA match, which starts at 10:30 AM) tomorrow! :bounce:

Ome
01-06-2009, 02:10 PM
Live stream?? :eek:

tufani
01-06-2009, 02:22 PM
Yes!! :rocker2: I hope I'll be up at 4 AM to watch the match. :o
Here (http://www.atdhe.net/) is the link someone posted on GM. Worked fine for previous matches. :wavey:
I sooo want to see Paulo in action at last! It's been too long since his last match, showed on TV.

Ome
01-06-2009, 02:28 PM
4 AM?!:spit: Poor you! :hug: That got me thinking... I wonder if I have a class during the time of his match! :bolt:
Hope it'll work tomorrow! *fingers crossed*

Angell
01-06-2009, 03:37 PM
:bounce: live stream~~
i have to stay up late again...but it worth it to see the Paulo 2009 edition :lol: too bad no new outfit yet:( i guess there will be new ones when AO? anyways white is good enough~;)

Ome
01-06-2009, 05:28 PM
Talking about Paulo's outfit... I haven't seen a new collection of Adidas yet. Or was it the one Djokovic and Tsonga have been wearing?
If so, I'm not impressed! But still, it's better than Nadal's Nike :rolls:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-06-2009, 05:32 PM
Paulo. :rocker2:

Yes to live streaming. :woohoo: Another late night coming up for me (I followed the scores until gone 6am this morning :o), so I will definitely stay up for live pictures.
Hope it's an interesting match and not too much of a rollercoaster.

grosjeanlol
01-06-2009, 06:43 PM
Talking about Paulo's outfit... I haven't seen a new collection of Adidas yet. Or was it the one Djokovic and Tsonga have been wearing?
If so, I'm not impressed! But still, it's better than Nadal's Nike :rolls:

Paulo is wearing the same t-shirt as in Roland last year :D I know it because I have it lol

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 02:12 AM
This Mauresmo/Coin match is going the distance ;)

Ome
01-07-2009, 02:27 AM
WTA :dance:
Actually, I don't mine. I need time to find me some food :lol:

TheEnd
01-07-2009, 02:53 AM
hey Jai , now, i think i need to find some food too:toothy:

i wake up just now:rocker2:

tufani
01-07-2009, 02:55 AM
:yawn: I hope I won't fall asleep again before Paulo's match starts! :lol:

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 03:02 AM
You girls will have time for a three course meal before this match finishes :o.

TheEnd
01-07-2009, 03:21 AM
i hope Amelie can win this match :sad:

TheEnd
01-07-2009, 03:23 AM
:yawn: I hope I won't fall asleep again before Paulo's match starts! :lol:

:hug: Mr. pineapple will give you power support you don't fall sleep :lol:

Ome
01-07-2009, 03:25 AM
Oh wow... and I thought I was a slow eater :lol: :zzz:

This is frustrating :p

Ome
01-07-2009, 03:26 AM
Good morning to everyone :bigwave:
Rise and shine :bounce:

You girls will have time for a three course meal before this match finishes :o.

I'm starting my FORTH now :o

jitterbug
01-07-2009, 03:30 AM
Hey guys :wavey:

Just to wish good luck to Paulo today. I'm not going to predict who'll win between him and Ernie - it's like building a house on the edge of a volcano :unsure: here's to a good match!

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 03:31 AM
I really want Amelie to win this, as nice as Julie is.

tufani
01-07-2009, 03:34 AM
:bigwave: Morning!
Now I want to eat something as well :lol:

:hug: Mr. pineapple will give you power support you don't fall sleep :lol:

:hug: I'm sure I won't want to sleep anymore as soon as Paulo is on the court :angel:

HoistDaColors
01-07-2009, 03:38 AM
3rd set tiebreak. may the better french win.

ooo she got lucky there...so close.

Ome
01-07-2009, 03:44 AM
Hey guys :wavey:

Just to wish good luck to Paulo today. I'm not going to predict who'll win between him and Ernie - it's like building a house on the edge of a volcano :unsure: here's to a good match!

:wavey: Awww, how very nice of you to drop by :hug:

Yep, to a good match :bounce:

Ome
01-07-2009, 03:46 AM
Oh Amelie :hug:

Julie... that BH :eek:

HoistDaColors
01-07-2009, 03:47 AM
ome, where did you get that picture for your avatar? did you ransack his house?

coin's backhand volley :worship:

TheEnd
01-07-2009, 03:50 AM
oh~~~ Amelie waste 2MPs :sad:

i'm so hungry:sad:

Ome
01-07-2009, 03:51 AM
ome, where did you get that picture for your avatar? did you ransack his house?


Good question!! Where on earth did this picture come from? :lol: I found it in my old hard drive, totally forgot the story behind it :o


Or maybe I did ransack his house :bolt:

Ome
01-07-2009, 03:53 AM
oh~~~ Amelie waste 2MPs :sad:

i'm so hungry:sad:

Awww, why don't you go grab something to eat... should be a while before Ernest and Paulo get on the court ;)

HoistDaColors
01-07-2009, 03:54 AM
i don't understand momo anymore. she's so patchy...c'mon grand slam champ.

awesome rally. :worship: amelie and julie

TheEnd
01-07-2009, 03:55 AM
Awww, why don't you go grab something to eat... should be a while before Ernest and Paulo get on the court ;)

i want to saw Amelie win and i'm afraid miss paulo :sad:

Ome
01-07-2009, 03:56 AM
I really like it that Julie keeps going for her shot. Don't know if it's the best move sometimes, but I like it :lol:

And the BH pass. Wonderful stuff!

Ome
01-07-2009, 03:57 AM
i want to saw Amelie win and i'm afraid miss paulo :sad:

I see :hug:

I'm so full right now :o

Ome
01-07-2009, 03:58 AM
Entertaining enough. Julie, Amelie :hatoff:

TheEnd
01-07-2009, 04:01 AM
amelie :banana:

TheEnd
01-07-2009, 04:03 AM
:bigclap::bigclap: pineapple coming!!!! :bigclap::bigclap:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-07-2009, 04:05 AM
Morning Paulo fans.

That Amelie/Julie match was LONGggg but quite entertaining (glad Amelie won :)), so I won't moan. It was rather typical of an "all French" match I feel :lol:, thank goodness Gulbis isn't French, I couldn't take another match like that! ;)

Bring on President Paul!

Ome
01-07-2009, 04:11 AM
OMG!! Paulo... SMILING!! :eek: :banana:

Geez, he looks relaxing... Not that I'm complaining :lol:

Jenny :bigwave:

tufani
01-07-2009, 04:14 AM
I'm glad that Amelie won! :D Great play from Julie!

Paulo will serve first! Gosh, I'm so happy to see him!!! :D
Vamos Paulo!!!

PinkFeatherBoa
01-07-2009, 04:16 AM
Paulo and the sunshine smile, this is already worth staying up for. :D

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 04:19 AM
Paulo looks ready to rock :rocker2:

Ome
01-07-2009, 04:26 AM
I'm too nervous to watch. Need more food :o

Hmmm, why does the ball look so heavy? :scratch:

Ome
01-07-2009, 04:28 AM
:singer: Petition for Paulo's first server! :wavey:

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 04:32 AM
It's the angle of the camera, Jai. I don't like it personally.

Ome
01-07-2009, 04:33 AM
Vamos Paulo!
Play a good match and I'll give you a rabbit for your birthday!!! :lol:

Ome
01-07-2009, 04:34 AM
It's the angle of the camera, Jai. I don't like it personally.

Mmm, that must be it.

tufani
01-07-2009, 04:36 AM
Hmmm, why does the ball look so heavy? :scratch:

The ball is the same as the AO one, right? Then it is heavy. I remember some players' complaint about it last season.

3 BPs saved! Phew!

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 04:38 AM
Nice aggressive play from Paulo, and good footspeed to reach that drop shot!

HoistDaColors
01-07-2009, 04:38 AM
awesome game paulo

tufani
01-07-2009, 04:38 AM
WOW, what a shot from Paulo!! He breaks!!!

Ome
01-07-2009, 04:38 AM
Someone wants a rabbit :p

Well, it's competitive enough for now :yeah:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-07-2009, 04:39 AM
Nice break. :yeah:

I think Paulo wants that bunny, J. ;)

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 04:40 AM
The ball is the same as the AO one, right? Then it is heavy. I remember some players' complaint about it last season.

3 BPs saved! Phew!

Maybe you're right, but I've also been watching the Hopman Cup this week and it hasn't seemed quite as bad.

Ome
01-07-2009, 04:41 AM
Nice aggressive play from Paulo, and good footspeed to reach that drop shot!

I thought he looked clumsy (in a cute way, of course), trying to get to the drop shot :lol:

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 04:42 AM
4-1, impressive!

Ome
01-07-2009, 04:43 AM
Nice break. :yeah:

I think Paulo wants that bunny, J. ;)

We're giving him a rabbit if I get to go to Queens or Wimbledon this year! :lol:


Maybe you're right, but I've also been watching the Hopman Cup this week and it hasn't seemed quite as bad.
Yeah, I've been watching the Hopman Cup as well. I have the same impression...
Something's off in Brisbane!

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 04:43 AM
I thought he looked clumsy (in a cute way, of course), trying to get to the drop shot :lol:

:lol: He was trying to move in two directions at once.

My Mother saw Paulo for the first time today and says he's very handsome :angel:

TheEnd
01-07-2009, 04:45 AM
paulo!! go go go!!

:bounce:

Ome
01-07-2009, 04:46 AM
:lol: He was trying to move in two directions at once.

My Mother saw Paulo for the first time today and says he's very handsome :angel:

Another cute clumsy move :lol:

How nice! :awww: Now... I want to see Paulo in person :bigcry:

TheEnd
01-07-2009, 04:47 AM
paulo's forehand , play very well!!

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 04:52 AM
5-2 :yeah:

If Paulo beats Gulbis today, it's just like beating Djokovic, right? ;)

TheEnd
01-07-2009, 04:52 AM
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2009-01/7_9115172_1.jpg

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2009-01/7_9115172_2.jpg

5-2

vamos!!!!!!

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 04:53 AM
Another cute clumsy move :lol:

How nice! :awww: Now... I want to see Paulo in person :bigcry:

You will! I promise. And when you do, it will be the best day of your life. :cool:

tufani
01-07-2009, 04:53 AM
Maybe you're right, but I've also been watching the Hopman Cup this week and it hasn't seemed quite as bad.

Oh, well, maybe the camera view is what it's all about. ;)

Some great shots coming from Paulo! Keep it up! :rocker2:

TheEnd
01-07-2009, 04:54 AM
5-2 :yeah:

If Paulo beats Gulbis today, it's just like beating Djokovic, right? ;)


right:rocker2:

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 04:59 AM
6-3 :worship:

tufani
01-07-2009, 04:59 AM
6-3!!! Well now I'm getting REALLY nervous!! :scared:

HoistDaColors
01-07-2009, 05:00 AM
paulo paulo paulo!!!vamos!

Ome
01-07-2009, 05:01 AM
5-2 :yeah:

If Paulo beats Gulbis today, it's just like beating Djokovic, right? ;)

:lol:

You will! I promise. And when you do, it will be the best day of your life. :cool:

:hug:
A friend of mine said she'd camp out in front of Paulo's house with me if I didn't get a chance to see him before he retires! :lol:


Vamos Paulo! I have your rabbit right here!

PinkFeatherBoa
01-07-2009, 05:02 AM
We're giving him a rabbit if I get to go to Queens or Wimbledon this year! :lol:


:lol: I can just imagine his face when he receives it!

5-2 :yeah:

If Paulo beats Gulbis today, it's just like beating Djokovic, right? ;)

Of course. ;)

Paulo's 1st serve is bothering me but otherwise I'm not too worried. Vamos Paulo...:dance:

Ome
01-07-2009, 05:02 AM
6-3!!! Well now I'm getting REALLY nervous!! :scared:

I didn't even watch the last game of the first set :o :rolls:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-07-2009, 05:04 AM
:hearts: That last shot.

HoistDaColors
01-07-2009, 05:06 AM
i think players like gulbis and davydenko are good for paulo. they like rhythm and so does paulo.

so good to see paulo playing well...it's been awhile. lovely get for the last drop shot.

Ome
01-07-2009, 05:07 AM
:lol: I can just imagine his face when he receives it!


Hope he gets what it means :lol: Otherwise, I'm going to be the biggest :cuckoo: fan ever.

Hmmm, he runs like a rabbit today!

HoistDaColors
01-07-2009, 05:09 AM
:lol: Otherwise, I'm going to be the biggest :cuckoo: fan ever.


girl you already ARE! :p

Ome
01-07-2009, 05:09 AM
i think players like gulbis and davydenko are good for paulo. they like rhythm and so does paulo.

so good to see paulo playing well...it's been awhile. lovely get for the last drop shot.

A loooong while!

Ome
01-07-2009, 05:11 AM
girl you already ARE! :p

:secret: He doesn't know that YET :p

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 05:11 AM
Paulo hasn't even made any blunders up at the net today ;)

Ome
01-07-2009, 05:13 AM
There goes the stream :ras:

EDIT: Ah, welcome back, live stream :p

PinkFeatherBoa
01-07-2009, 05:14 AM
Paulo's good tennis breaks livestream. :( Briefly. :p

but yay, he broke again. :woohoo:

tufani
01-07-2009, 05:15 AM
The stream works again now! ;)

Paulo breaks, 2-1!!

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 05:16 AM
6-3 3-1 looks good!

Ome
01-07-2009, 05:17 AM
Vamos Paulo! :hug:
Come and take your rabbit!

A lot better than last year. I'm very content about that.

HoistDaColors
01-07-2009, 05:32 AM
haha that was a poor service game by phm...no first serves in and he still won. gulbis is losing his mind out there. :rolls:

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 05:34 AM
Gulbis going to the chair at 5-3 :lol:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-07-2009, 05:34 AM
Gulbis doesn't even know when it's time to sit down, apparently. :lol:

Finish it Paulo, please.

HoistDaColors
01-07-2009, 05:39 AM
paulo never disappoints...facing break point while serving it out...:lol:

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 05:40 AM
Match point! Please hit a big first serve Paulo. :scared:

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 05:41 AM
And he does it. Paulo through to his first QF of 2009, everything worked well today.

JBdV
01-07-2009, 05:41 AM
Nice win Paulo :D

Ome
01-07-2009, 05:41 AM
Pauloooooooooooooo!!! :woohoo:

Here you go! :lol:

http://jonahprobell.com/Mei_RabbitLove.jpg

:bounce:

HoistDaColors
01-07-2009, 05:41 AM
:yeah: whoever started this thread is a lucky charm.

Ome
01-07-2009, 05:44 AM
:yeah: whoever started this thread is a lucky charm.

That makes me a REALLY bad jinxer! :o :lol:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-07-2009, 05:45 AM
paulo never disappoints...facing break point while serving it out...:lol:

:lol:

Pauloooooooooooooo!!! :woohoo:

Here you go! :lol:

http://jonahprobell.com/Mei_RabbitLove.jpg

:bounce:

Awwww. :cool:

Paulo :worship:. May there be many more QFs (and SF/F/W..:angel:) this year. Who does he have next? Is it known? Too lazy to check the draw.

tufani
01-07-2009, 05:46 AM
What a great play from Paulo! I don't remember when was the last time he played so well for the whole match! :worship: The winner of Berdych - Nishikori is next! :armed:

Congrats everyone!! :woohoo: :aparty: :rocker2:

Nice rabbit, Jai! :yeah:

Ome
01-07-2009, 05:47 AM
Paulo :worship:. May there be many more QFs (and SF/F/W..:angel:) this year. Who does he have next? Is it known? Too lazy to check the draw.

Nishikori or Berdych, I believe :)

gambit84
01-07-2009, 05:48 AM
c'moooooon Paulo won on moon face Gulbis :banana:

plaied amazing the backhand rallies :cool:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-07-2009, 05:49 AM
Ah thanks for informing me, I never like to look too far ahead these days. :p

Should be an interesting match either way.

Ome
01-07-2009, 05:49 AM
What a great play from Paulo! I don't remember when was the last time he played so well for the whole match! :worship: The winner of Berdych - Nishikori is next! :armed:

Congrats everyone!! :woohoo: :aparty: :rocker2:

Nice rabbit, Jai! :yeah:

A BIG PHEWWWW in the end :o

Gulbis is still young. But he sure has all the potential in the world with his big serve, big FH and the touch :yeah:
Paulo's BH came through for him today.


I spent most of the 2nd set trying to Google a perfect rabbit for Paulo! :rolls:

TheEnd
01-07-2009, 05:49 AM
paulo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

good job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce:

hope can download this match:rocker2:

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 05:53 AM
That bunny is so cute :awww:

But I must have missed what the rabbit symbolizes...

Ome
01-07-2009, 05:56 AM
That bunny is so cute :awww:

But I must have missed what the rabbit symbolizes...

Oh, you see the picture of the adorable baby in my avatar? That's Paulo! :baby:
He had his racquet and a tiny rabbit in bed with him when he was about 7 years old. I was just joking around about that rabbit bunny :lol:


OMG. I was trying to think how you called a tiny rabbit in a cute way... it's BUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:haha: I've been totally blank lately :o :haha: Thanks, Paolo! :lol:

gambit84
01-07-2009, 05:59 AM
jeje Jai, that avatar pic is so nice :D

Ome
01-07-2009, 06:13 AM
jeje Jai, that avatar pic is so nice :D

:baby: little Paulo :dance:

HoistDaColors
01-07-2009, 06:16 AM
That makes me a REALLY bad jinxer! :o :lol:

oh please...he got to 12 in the world with you supporting him. that's not jinxing.

Ome
01-07-2009, 10:10 AM
oh please...he got to 12 in the world with you supporting him. that's not jinxing.

that's a lovely way to look at it :lol:

VolandriFan
01-07-2009, 10:16 AM
Oh, you see the picture of the adorable baby in my avatar? That's Paulo! :baby:
He had his racquet and a tiny rabbit in bed with him when he was about 7 years old. I was just joking around about that rabbit bunny :lol:


OMG. I was trying to think how you called a tiny rabbit in a cute way... it's BUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:haha: I've been totally blank lately :o :haha: Thanks, Paolo! :lol:

You're not the only one who's been blank lately. I was looking at your avatar for a while during the match and didn't even notice the bunny in the corner. :lol: :o

I think it's nice when you can pick people from their childhood photos, Paulo is one of them. Comparing photos, I'm positive that I look entirely different now to how I did even as a 14 year old.

Ome
01-07-2009, 02:32 PM
So Paulo is playing Kei Nishikori on Center Court. Last match... probably no live stream? :awww:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/339/OP.pdf

Ome
01-07-2009, 02:36 PM
I think it's nice when you can pick people from their childhood photos, Paulo is one of them. Comparing photos, I'm positive that I look entirely different now to how I did even as a 14 year old.

It is nice, isn't it? :D I have seen a few photos of Paulo when he was young, and yeah you can just pick him out from those childhood photos. (Except he smiled a lot more...)

Sharon
01-07-2009, 03:24 PM
:yeah: whoever started this thread is a lucky charm.

:lol: :p

I couldn't stay up and watch the match last night but good outcome :yeah:
VAMOS Paulo against Nishikori! :rocker2:

BTW, little Paulo is sooo cute :awww:

lisaplenske
01-07-2009, 05:14 PM
congrats to paulo who beat erni there.That is great win.

Wish him the best in brisbane;)

Ome
01-08-2009, 10:42 AM
Someone's looking sleepy today :bolt:

Ome
01-08-2009, 10:57 AM
What do kids eat these days?!!! :lol: They hit the ball so freakin' hard!! :bolt:
Nishikori looks younger than my 15-year-old cousin :o

Vamos Paulo!

tufani
01-08-2009, 10:58 AM
Hi, Jai! :wavey:

Paulo got an early break, 2-0! Vamos!

Ome
01-08-2009, 11:00 AM
Whoaaaaaa! Super hitting :lol:

3-0 now :eek:

grosjeanlol
01-08-2009, 11:03 AM
Do you have any livestream?

tufani
01-08-2009, 11:06 AM
Do you have any livestream?

I watch it via Betfair. But here (http://atdhe.net/live-tv-2107.html) is another one. ;)

grosjeanlol
01-08-2009, 11:07 AM
Thx a lot !!!

Ome
01-08-2009, 11:09 AM
Broken. Lapse of concentration in the last two games...

I'm taking the rabbit back, Paulo! :lol:

tufani
01-08-2009, 11:10 AM
Thx a lot !!!

You're welcome! :wavey:

Oh, come on, Paulo! :o Break for Nishikori, 3-2.

Ome
01-08-2009, 11:16 AM
They both are hitting the ball so hard like a maniac!!! (or maybe it's just the stream thing...)
I'm scared :lol:

Now HOLD!!!!! Please.

Ome
01-08-2009, 11:20 AM
Break for the set would be extremely nice, Paulo! :rocker:

Ome
01-08-2009, 11:22 AM
ARGHHH *5-3

It's time to serve out the set, my dear :lol:

Ome
01-08-2009, 11:25 AM
Set for Paulo! Phewww

tufani
01-08-2009, 11:26 AM
Phew, Paulo won the set, 6-3! :rocker2:

Ome
01-08-2009, 11:28 AM
Hey Olga, do you need an account to watch Betfair stream? :)

tufani
01-08-2009, 11:30 AM
Hey Olga, do you need an account to watch Betfair stream? :)

Yes, you'll have to register to watch the stream. Though no need to make bets, like on bwin, for example. ;)

Ome
01-08-2009, 11:32 AM
Yes, you'll have to register to watch the stream. Though no need to make bets, like on bwin, for example. ;)

Ah, thanks :hug:

Focus, Paulo :angel:

tufani
01-08-2009, 11:35 AM
Ah, thanks :hug:

You're welcome! ;) Btw, is your stream buffering all the time as well? :scratch:

Ome
01-08-2009, 11:40 AM
You're welcome! ;) Btw, is your stream buffering all the time as well? :scratch:

Mine is working really well actually. It's not Betfair, though. I still can't get it to work :lol:

JBdV
01-08-2009, 11:42 AM
Keep it up Paulo, very good first set except that one game where he was broken.

Ome
01-08-2009, 11:44 AM
Ouch!! BP for Nishikori :unsure:

tufani
01-08-2009, 11:44 AM
Mine is working really well actually. It's not Betfair, though. I still can't get it to work :lol:

Oh, I see, thanks! I though something's wrong with the stream, but it must be my connection again :o

I hope Paulo's concentration won't go away after the time-out :unsure:

JBdV
01-08-2009, 11:47 AM
He keeps saving the BPs with aces :yeah:

JBdV
01-08-2009, 11:49 AM
Or an unreturnable serve, that works too. And finally he holds after 3 BPs saved :yeah:

Ome
01-08-2009, 11:49 AM
What a game, Paulo :lol: :hatoff:

What a difference first serve made...

tufani
01-08-2009, 11:49 AM
3 BPs saved!

tufani
01-08-2009, 12:09 PM
Wow, what a great game on return! :eek: It's time to serve it out, Paulo! :rocker2:

Ome
01-08-2009, 12:16 PM
This is so much better than the end of last year! :lol:

Keep it goin', Paulo :rocker:

And I lost 10000 vCash!!! :banana:

tufani
01-08-2009, 12:17 PM
Onto the semis!!! :woohoo:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-08-2009, 12:27 PM
Semi-finals!!! :dance:

I'm starting to like 2009 quite a lot. ;) Now take out Verdasco!

Sharon
01-08-2009, 02:34 PM
Semi-finals! :yippee:
2009 is a much better start :p
VAMOS Paulo! :rocker2:

VolandriFan
01-08-2009, 02:39 PM
I couldn't come on MTF because the match was tape delayed by an hour and a half here. :lol:

Very well done today, and so composed closing it out. Actually, I like his chances against Verdasco.

Vamos Paulo! :yeah:

silverwhite
01-08-2009, 10:28 PM
And I lost 10000 vCash!!! :banana:

Following my strategy :spit:

HoistDaColors
01-08-2009, 11:19 PM
still waiting for someone to put up the match. i want to see it. :yeah: good job paulo.

silverwhite
01-08-2009, 11:43 PM
Ome: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7980022&postcount=173194 :angel:

Ome
01-09-2009, 02:48 AM
Following my strategy :spit:

And I also lost 20000 vCash against Gulbis :rolls:

Ome
01-09-2009, 02:49 AM
Ome: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7980022&postcount=173194 :angel:

Adam :lol:

gambit84
01-09-2009, 05:50 AM
after a get drunking/partying session I'm already running at uni (without sleeping :p) but I really wanna wish to PAulo all the best!!!!
He's playing amazing and thx to my strange timetable here I'm being able to see macthes

c'mooooon Little Paulo, go and conquer it for your lovely Jai :rocker2:

Ome
01-09-2009, 09:45 AM
Lele, take care of your brain and liver cells for me! :lol: :p

I'm hoping to see another good performance from Paulo, that's pretty much it :dance: The match outcome is another story :lol:

Ome
01-09-2009, 12:05 PM
Paulo is playing the first match on center court tomorrow. Starting at 11:00 am local time.

Great occasion to "VAMOS", Paulo! :rocker2: :lol:

*julie*
01-09-2009, 05:24 PM
Hi there! :wavey:
Good luck to Paulo for next round! :worship:

Sharon
01-10-2009, 12:57 AM
is there a livestream for the match thats starting soon? :lol: :dance:

JBdV
01-10-2009, 01:01 AM
It's on betfair and bet365 if you have accounts there.
Allez Paulo!

TheEnd
01-10-2009, 01:15 AM
:wavey:
morning ! everyone!

paulo's match will start

alllllez!:rocker2:

Ome
01-10-2009, 01:23 AM
This is working well again: http://www.atdhe.net/live-tv-2107.html

Can't say the same for Paulo :lol:

Ome
01-10-2009, 01:32 AM
Broken early today :p

He looks different. Not too hopeful today :lol:

JBdV
01-10-2009, 01:33 AM
He can't string two good points together today :(

Ome
01-10-2009, 01:35 AM
This could end quickly...
It's like he has no answer for Verdasco at all. LOIC!!!! :ras:

TheEnd
01-10-2009, 01:38 AM
:rocker2:paulo~~

wake up

PinkFeatherBoa
01-10-2009, 01:38 AM
:wavey: Morning all.

Oh this is really not going so well so far. :awww: Between this match and MTF being SUPER SLOW for me, I'm getting annoyed.

Allez Paul, wake up a bit.

PinkFeatherBoa
01-10-2009, 01:39 AM
DF. :o

Oh Paulo.

Ome
01-10-2009, 01:40 AM
This is sad :lol: :hug: :hug:
Someone won't get a rabbit today!

Robin
01-10-2009, 01:40 AM
come on'

Robin
01-10-2009, 01:43 AM
what a fantastic game !:eek:
:lol:

TheEnd
01-10-2009, 01:43 AM
2-5


paulo!! allllllez!! we believe you!!!

Robin
01-10-2009, 01:47 AM
:o

PinkFeatherBoa
01-10-2009, 01:51 AM
That break back was good while it lasted. ;)

Ome
01-10-2009, 02:08 AM
I wasn't too hopeful when I saw his expression out there so... :lol:

*waiting to hear what Paulo has to say*

Maybe Verdasco is too old? Paulo likes to play 22 and under? :rolls:

HoistDaColors
01-10-2009, 02:11 AM
i dislike verdasco. :mad:

Sharon
01-10-2009, 02:11 AM
oh Paulo...
Just turned on the stream :o

Ome
01-10-2009, 02:26 AM
still love you Paulo! :lol:
it's like a no show today for some reason. i'm sure he and Loic will work something out after this :)

JBdV
01-10-2009, 02:32 AM
A match to forget.

Sharon
01-10-2009, 02:36 AM
Oh well,
at least Paulo had a good result in this tournament, even though this was a match to forget :lol:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-10-2009, 02:37 AM
I'm going to take the "glass half full" approach and say that things are still a lot better than second half of last year and a Semi is a lot better than I was expecting 1st tournament out. :yeah:

What Verdasco match? :lol:

tufani
01-10-2009, 03:32 AM
Oh dear :awww: Well, the semi-final result is great to start the season! :yeah:

I missed the match :smash: :o

Ome
01-10-2009, 03:47 AM
You didn't miss much, Olga :lol:

As for this match, definitely not the end of the world :dance:

....Can't believe it's almost his birthday :bounce:

tufani
01-10-2009, 04:11 AM
I'm still happy about the way he played im previous matches. :dance: And this semifinal... a strange feeling as if it had never been held left for me :o

I wonder whether Paulo will play doubles in Sydney. :scratch:

VolandriFan
01-10-2009, 05:08 AM
It was still a good week! Verdasco just had one of those days where everything found the court. Not really much Paulo could do today and I think he recognised that.

tufani
01-10-2009, 06:08 AM
Medibank International

(WC) Novak DJOKOVIC (SRB) vs Bye
Andreas SEPPI (ITA) vs Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA)
Mario ANCIC (CRO) vs QUALIFIER
Jurgen MELZER (AUT) vs Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)

Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA) vs Bye
Simone BOLELLI (ITA) vs Rainer SCHUETTLER (GER)
Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN) vs Feliciano LOPEZ (ESP)
(WC) Chris GUCCIONE (AUS) vs Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)

Same old story, huh? :o

HoistDaColors
01-10-2009, 06:20 AM
Medibank International
Same old story, huh? :o

What do you mean? Novak losing to BYE and Paulo repeating his semifinal (or better) performance :) I surely hope so.

Ome
01-10-2009, 06:57 AM
Last year he couldn't seem to escape Nadal... this year it's Djokovic? :lol:

I hope it gets to that point. Playing those top ranked players is a good preparation.
With a new stupid point system... doubt this is the time for his ranking to move up anyway.

silverwhite
01-10-2009, 10:52 AM
So much for the all-Frenchie final :tape:

Ome
01-10-2009, 10:54 AM
Dude... you jinxed them :p

BTW, I woke up too late to bet against the boys :o :lol:

The Hooded Claw
01-10-2009, 11:34 AM
Oh, Paul :o

Still, it sounds like Verdasco just had one of those days. Still a good start to the season all in all.

TheEnd
01-13-2009, 12:48 AM
6-2

paulo won the first set
:bigclap:

vamos!!!

TheEnd
01-13-2009, 01:00 AM
paulo falling sleep?

0-3:o

wake up!!! vamos:rocker2:

TheEnd
01-13-2009, 01:19 AM
2-6

paulo loss the second set :o

the score like richie vs stepanek :rolleyes:

HoistDaColors
01-13-2009, 01:32 AM
oh i don't know where to watch this

TheEnd
01-13-2009, 01:38 AM
there haven't live stream :shrug:

you know , paulo not in center court

3-1

paulo allez!!

Ome
01-13-2009, 01:59 AM
hmmmmmmmmmm

what's been happening here? :lol:

TheEnd
01-13-2009, 02:03 AM
:lol:MR.pineapple falling sleep in the second set , or maybe he forgot have some breakfast:lol:

TheEnd
01-13-2009, 02:13 AM
paulo won :bigclap:
http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2009-01/13_9155716_1.jpg

Ome
01-13-2009, 02:14 AM
Oh come on!!!!

He had to practice saving BPs when serving for the match again, didn't he? :lol: What a drama to wake up to!!! :banana:

TheEnd
01-13-2009, 02:35 AM
my friend come back , she watch paulo's match just now

she said , there very very hot , paulo really play very bad in second set :rolleyes:

VolandriFan
01-13-2009, 02:40 AM
The court surface is around 40 degrees today, possibly hotter tomorrow! :eek:

I hope Paulo doesn't wear himself out ahead of the Australian Open.

Ome
01-13-2009, 02:40 AM
No one's perfect :lol:

At least he pulled it off in the end. That last service game didn't look too easy... Did she say what happen? Paulo saved those BPs or Seppi just made (fortunate) errors for us? :lol:

Ome
01-13-2009, 02:46 AM
The court surface is around 40 degrees today, possibly hotter tomorrow! :eek:

I hope Paulo doesn't wear himself out ahead of the Australian Open.

That's HOT :eek:

Off Topic: Strangely enough, after I accused the weather in Thailand of being "freakin' hot" (around 35C) just last week or so... It's getting A LOT colder here! Drop to 13-15 during the evening or early morning!

Hmmm, I agree, Paolo. So I hope the intense training he did during the off season will hold up. Otherwise... :bolt:

TheEnd
01-13-2009, 02:49 AM
No one's perfect :lol:

At least he pulled it off in the end. That last service game didn't look too easy... Did she say what happen? Paulo saved those BPs or Seppi just made (fortunate) errors for us? :lol:

not , she not say too much , cos she need to go to work now :shrug:

hope she taken some pics:lol:

tufani
01-13-2009, 04:01 AM
Oh, that was close! :unsure: 8 BPs saved in the third set! 11 total! Phew!

Great result to know right before the exam! :cool:

VolandriFan
01-13-2009, 04:12 AM
Julien isn't handling the heat well :sad:

I don't think it matters how well prepared you are if you come from such a different climate.

PinkFeatherBoa
01-13-2009, 07:54 PM
What have I missed, let's see. Paulo had a birthday (:dance:) and won another match after a BP frenzy on final service game! :woohoo:

So it's Novak next hmmm, hope I get to watch this one since it's overnight my time. Vamos Paul, impossible is nothing (or whatever that Adidas slogan is).

tufani
01-14-2009, 01:26 AM
Paulo is on court! Good luck! :armed: :tennis:

HoistDaColors
01-14-2009, 01:44 AM
c'mon paulo....stay calm

meh bad start and the crowd is so bias. :mad:

TheEnd
01-14-2009, 01:49 AM
paulo need to VAMOS!!!!!!!!

TheEnd
01-14-2009, 01:50 AM
you can see this match on bet365

nole play very well today :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

tufani
01-14-2009, 01:57 AM
It's 1-5 now! Paulo's already saved 2 SPs.
He moves pretty bad today... :o

tufani
01-14-2009, 02:00 AM
He called for a trainer! But I can't hear what is wrong... :sad:

TheEnd
01-14-2009, 02:02 AM
It's 1-5 now! Paulo's already saved 2 SPs.
He moves pretty bad today... :o


maybe there really very hot?

TheEnd
01-14-2009, 02:05 AM
paulo ! wake up!!:rocker2:

tufani
01-14-2009, 02:06 AM
maybe there really very hot?

It is, I guess. Up to 30 dergees today.

Paulo has a sharp pain in the stomach :unsure:

HoistDaColors
01-14-2009, 02:24 AM
I am going to forget about this game. get well paulo!

TheEnd
01-14-2009, 02:34 AM
look at this
:o

http://bbs.tennis.com.cn/uploadFiles/2009-01/14_9161840_2.jpg

tufani
01-14-2009, 02:35 AM
I hope there's no serious injury. Paulo looked like he had a sunstroke... :awww:

The only BP Paulo had was in the third game of the first set (maybe the best game he played in the whole match). Not a match to remember for sure.
Get well soon, Paulo! :hug:

Ome
01-14-2009, 06:51 AM
Poor thing :awww:

I had classes this morning so I found out the results just now. Actually... this is not so bad. He'll have extra time to rest for the real thing :lol: This tourney gives such a small number of points so it wouldn't help with the ranking much anyway :p

Bring on Melbourne! :rocker:

Puschkin
01-14-2009, 10:02 AM
Actually... this is not so bad. He'll have extra time to rest for the real thing :lol: This tourney gives such a small number of points
true, but beatings like that are never good for confidence. :sad:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-14-2009, 03:36 PM
In the end I watched the 1st set and then went to bed. :lol:
Paulo, :hug:, rest up and get ready for the big one.

TheEnd
01-16-2009, 01:25 AM
AO draw

[28] Mathieu vs Nieminen
Dent vs Q
Chardy vs Daniel
Q vs [3] Djokovic

[8] Del Potro vs Zverev
Q vs Q
Starace vs Tomic
Muller vs [27] Lopez

[19] Cilic vs Anderson
Hernandez vs Tipsarevic
Q vs Isner
Gremelmayr vs [11] Ferrer

[15] Wawrinka vs Minar
Q vs Q
Klein vs Dabul
Petzschner vs [20] Berdych

[26] Safin vs Navarro
Garcia-Lopez vs Calleri
Q vs Moya
Seppi vs [2] Federer

TheEnd
01-16-2009, 01:26 AM
nole :spit:

paulo VAMOS!!:rocker2:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-16-2009, 02:06 AM
Novak near him= never in doubt. He is 2009's Nadal (or Cilic). :lol:

Rough draw, I hope he's fully fit and ready to go, since it's going to be tough from the outset against Nieminen.

Vamos Paulo, have a great AO!

Sharon
01-16-2009, 03:31 AM
Novak again? :rolls: He better not be the 2009 Cilic, that would mean playing against him 6(?) times? :o
Hope he's fit and healthy for the start of AO

Vamos Paulo!! :rocker2: