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kalisita
12-31-2008, 04:07 PM
Alrighty now. Here I go.
I figured might as well start this thread today since we were discussing it in the schedule thread and since the draw comes out Saturday/Friday and don't want to forget about it due to New Years celebrations!

Tournament Information
Brisbane International http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/
Jan 4 - Jan 11 2009

Singles Draw: Jan 3 at 12 pm Brisbane time

Confirmed Entrants:
1 Djokovic, Novak SRB 3
2 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 6
3 Verdasco, Fernando ESP 16
4 Soderling, Robin SWE 17
5 Berdych, Tomas CZE 20
6 Fish, Mardy USA 24
7 Gasquet, Richard FRA 25
8 Stepanek, Radek CZE 27
9 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 31
10 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 34
11 Ancic, Mario CRO 36
12 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 37
13 Querrey, Sam USA 39
14 Llodra, Michael FRA 40
15 Benneteau, Julien FRA 43
16 Kunitsyn, Igor RUS 47
17 Ginepri, Robby USA 51
18 Gulbis, Ernests LAT 53
19 Gicquel, Marc FRA 54
20 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 55
21 Dent, Taylor USA @56
22 Serra, Florent FRA 59
23 Calleri, Agustin ARG 60
24 Darcis, Steve BEL 61
25 Nishikori, Kei JPN 6
Wild Cards: Marcos Baghdatis (CYP), Bernard Tomic (AUS), Brydan Klein (AUS)


Streaming:
(thanks to Herdwick for finding :inlove:) http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=tennis
http://atdhe.net/
http://www.channelsurfing.net/

First tournament of the year! :bigclap:
Time to see how Nole's game is after the break and maybe even solve the Mystery of the Racket Sponsorship!
Let's Go Nole! Ajde!
Let's Have Some Fun in Oz and Win This Thing in order to Get The Party Started Right! :)

*Ljubica*
12-31-2008, 04:38 PM
:woohoo: Thanks Kalisita :hug: And we PROMISE we won't blame you if he loses 1st round :unsure: :lol:

Nole - good luck - don't celebrate too hard tonight, and win this thing :rocker:

shuhrat
12-31-2008, 04:42 PM
:yippee: Just 4 days away!!! Finally we will see Nole on court. :yippee:
Ajde Nole!!! :drive:

Herdwick
12-31-2008, 04:46 PM
:bounce: :drink: :bounce:

Attagirl!

arm
12-31-2008, 07:21 PM
:bounce:

Tess Gray
01-01-2009, 12:09 PM
I'm so over the off season:( Can't wait for Brisbane to start :woohoo:

Happy Newyear everyone:hug:

rica87
01-01-2009, 09:53 PM
^ so true! happy new year and good luck, Nole! :bounce:

kalisita
01-01-2009, 10:58 PM
I'm so over the off season:( Can't wait for Brisbane to start :woohoo:


I'm with you! I was kind of burnt out on tennis toward the end of the year, maybe because of the Olympics and the schedule seeming so crammed :shrug:. Now, though, with the new season right around the corner I'm tired of waiting for it to start :(. It's like "Alright already. Let's Go!"

~Maya~
01-01-2009, 11:33 PM
:yippee: Almost there :yippee:

You can do it Nole. Just believe :rocker2:

star
01-01-2009, 11:53 PM
Probably Nole won't play til around Wednesday, right?

I guess I need to take a look at his 2009 schedule to see where he's going when. :)

finishingmove
01-02-2009, 12:35 AM
vamos nole

Spes
01-02-2009, 12:52 PM
Pretty good list with some dangerous unseeded players thrown in there for good measure but he has started the season strongly the past couple of years so I expect that to continue

uglyamerican
01-02-2009, 07:45 PM
If I had made this thread the title would be, "I Wish I Were a Banana Bender."

That's not offensive is it, Aussies?

http://www.newmansvacations.com/specials/pics/brisbane.jpg

kalisita
01-03-2009, 04:00 AM
According to the Brisbane website, Nole will play Gulbis in the first round. Not the best way to ease into the new season. :eek: Still waiting to see the complete draw.

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 04:10 AM
If he survives Gulbis, playing Mathieu next probably

Verdasko, Ancic, Nishikori, Stepanek, Berdych, Fish in his half

Lee
01-03-2009, 04:10 AM
If Nole defeat Gulbis, he will face a qualifier or PHM.

Lee
01-03-2009, 04:11 AM
Maja beat me to that. And I afraid the qualifier will be another tough player.

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 04:13 AM
:lol: We both looking at the picture on the front page. We are so desperate for some tennis.

Lee
01-03-2009, 04:15 AM
:lol: btw, I hate the official tournament web site.

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 04:17 AM
What's bothering you?

Edit: I ordered DirectTV. They are installing it tomorrow. :banana:

kalisita
01-03-2009, 04:22 AM
Maja beat me to that. And I afraid the qualifier will be another tough player.
Probably Kevin Anderson!

:lol: We both looking at the picture on the front page. We are so desperate for some tennis.
That's what I'm doing as well. :sad:

:lol: btw, I hate the official tournament web site.
Pissing me off thus far as well. :) (especially since the WTA draw has been out for a while now)

Lee
01-03-2009, 04:23 AM
What's bothering you?

Not used to the new design by the overall ATP and tournaments. :shrug:

Edit: I ordered DirectTV. They are installing it tomorrow. :banana:

:bounce: What's the package you ordered? Do you have HD?

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 04:23 AM
:hug: Kalisita. I was just thinking the same thing

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 04:26 AM
Not used to the new design by the overall ATP and tournaments. :shrug:



:bounce: What's the package you ordered? Do you have HD?

I ordered Choice extra. I don't have HD TV so I am :confused: Can I still watch HD channels in regular?
I am thinking about buying HD TV but we have been spending money like crazy recently so we decided to wait.

Lee
01-03-2009, 04:27 AM
Probably Kevin Anderson!


That's what I'm doing as well. :sad:


Pissing me off thus far as well. :) (especially since the WTA draw has been out for a while now)

I hope Dancevic will come out from the quali and then I will be mad because he may play Nole in 2nd round. :lol:

Same here about the draw.

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 04:29 AM
They have women's draw out :mad:

Lee
01-03-2009, 04:30 AM
I ordered Choice extra. I don't have HD TV so I am :confused: Can I still watch HD channels in regular?
I am thinking about buying HD TV but we have been spending money like crazy recently so we decided to wait.

Almost all new TVs from the last few years can play HD. But you need a different receiver and extra 9.99 a month for HD channels from direcTV.

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 04:33 AM
I talked to a guy who did very poor job getting me squared away :mad: I had to call back because he gave me misleading information about internet bundle and then I discovered some other stuff that was not explained to me properly. I wasted hours today being on hold multiple times. It has been a headache already. Btw, our TV is not that new :(

Edit: When I asked about HD, the guy told me, I had to have an HD TV

kalisita
01-03-2009, 04:37 AM
They have women's draw out :mad:

Been out for over an hour now. :mad: And that took over 2 hrs to come out from the start of the draw ceremony. :(

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 04:39 AM
:lol: They are killing us

Lee
01-03-2009, 04:41 AM
I talked to a guy who did very poor job getting me squared away :mad: I had to call back because he gave me misleading information about internet bundle and then I discovered some other stuff that was not explained to me properly. I wasted hours today being on hold multiple times. It has been a headache already. Btw, our TV is not that new :(

Edit: When I asked about HD, the guy told me, I had to have an HD TV

I know it's very confusing. Hubby and I waded thru internet for a few days, reading brochure, etc before deciding when we want :lol:

Are you still using cable as your internet provider?

kalisita
01-03-2009, 04:44 AM
Finally! http://http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/mds1.pdf

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

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

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

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

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 04:45 AM
I know it's very confusing. Hubby and I waded thru internet for a few days, reading brochure, etc before deciding when we want :lol:

Are you still using cable as your internet provider?

I am not that patient Lee. :sad:

Yeah, I decided at the end to keep the cable internet. For some reason, I thought that they would charge me much more for the cable internet if I get rid of the cable TV, but after taking 5 minutes to check the cable site :o, I discovered it was just 2 dollars more :retard: (after being on hold for hours with DirectTV people)

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 04:48 AM
:banana: The draw is out :banana:

I was wrong about Stepanek being in Nole's half

Lee
01-03-2009, 04:53 AM
I am not that patient Lee. :sad:

Yeah, I decided at the end to keep the cable internet. For some reason, I thought that they would charge me much more for the cable internet if I get rid of the cable TV, but after taking 5 minutes to check the cable site :o, I discovered it was just 2 dollars more :retard: (after being on hold for hours with DirectTV people)

Make sure the guy doing the installation knows you still use the cable for internet.

Lee
01-03-2009, 04:54 AM
The top half is so much tougher :p

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 04:58 AM
Make sure the guy doing the installation knows you still use the cable for internet.
Do you think it will be a big problem? My husband is paranoid about that too.

The top half is so much tougher :p

Well, unless he goes out early, it should be good prep for AO

kalisita
01-03-2009, 05:07 AM
The top half is so much tougher :p

Well, unless he goes out early, it should be good prep for AO

Agree that the top half is much tougher (easy path for Tsonga to continue his domination of Nole :p). It could be good prep for AO, but sometimes top players don't like to half tough competition before a major. :shrug: But I really just don't want him to lose to Gulbis in 1R since a lot of people are saying this will be the year Gulbis breaks through and I don't want him to start out the year by beating Nole for the first time. :awww:

Lee
01-03-2009, 05:09 AM
Do you think it will be a big problem? My husband is paranoid about that too.



It will be more work for the installer but should not be a problem. We also keep our cable internet, thus, the guy can't just use the existing cable that gets inside the house.

Lee
01-03-2009, 05:12 AM
Agree that the top half is much tougher (easy path for Tsonga to continue his domination of Nole :p). It could be good prep for AO, but sometimes top players don't like to half tough competition before a major. :shrug: But I really just don't want him to lose to Gulbis in 1R since a lot of people are saying this will be the year Gulbis breaks through and I don't want him to start out the year by beating Nole for the first time. :awww:

This is the only tournament before AO and he really needs to work. Last year, Nole played a lot in Hopman Cup especially he carried the whole double team as Jelena was hurting. Let's hope Gulbis won't have his break thru here.

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 05:18 AM
Are we gonna be able to watch Brisbane somewhere?

kalisita
01-03-2009, 05:21 AM
Are we gonna be able to watch Brisbane somewhere?

Herdwick posted this line before. Hopefully it works for everyone. http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=tennis

The final will be on the Tennis Channel on delay at 8 am EST Sun the 10th.

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 05:29 AM
Herdwick posted this line before. Hopefully it works for everyone. http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=tennis

The final will be on the Tennis Channel on delay at 8 am EST Sun the 10th.


Great if it works. Final on delay????? :mad: And they call themselves Tennis Channel :mad::mad:

Lee
01-03-2009, 05:58 AM
Great if it works. Final on delay????? :mad: And they call themselves Tennis Channel :mad::mad:

It's 6am my time so it really doesn't matter to me whether it's live or delay. :tape:

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 06:05 AM
It's 6am my time so it really doesn't matter to me whether it's live or delay. :tape:

:tape:

Hey Lee, How do we get 6 courts on one channel during AO? We can switch from court to court somehow?

Lee
01-03-2009, 06:31 AM
:tape:

Hey Lee, How do we get 6 courts on one channel during AO? We can switch from court to court somehow?

No, they will be on channel 702-707

Let's see if this link work for you http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPageNR.jsp?assetId=P5090004&CMP=EMC-MQ-OM&ATT=120-4L-081230final&m=

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 06:50 AM
No, they will be on channel 702-707

Let's see if this link work for you http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/global/contentPageNR.jsp?assetId=P5090004&CMP=EMC-MQ-OM&ATT=120-4L-081230final&m=

I knew I would feel stupid after that question. :lol:
Thanks for the link
When I asked about this interactive thing, I was told : Yeah, you will get Tennis Channel :awww:

uglyamerican
01-03-2009, 06:59 AM
Nobody has typed out the draw yet?

Here goes...

[1]Djokovic vs. Gulbis
Q vs. Mathieu
Q vs. Nishikori
[WC] Brydan Klein (AUS) vs. Berdych [5]

[3] Verdasco vs. Bernard Tomic [WC]
Q vs. Ancic
Ferrero vs. Serra
Melzer vs. Fish [6]

[8] Stepanek vs. Kunitsyn
Llodra vs. Q
Benneteau vs. Ginepri
Querrey vs. Soderling [4]

[7] Gasquet vs. Gicquel
Taylor Dent vs. Darcis
Nieminen vs. Baghdatis [WC]
Calleri vs. Tsonga [2]

uglyamerican
01-03-2009, 07:06 AM
Dent is playing again, kind of. Hmmmph.

shuhrat
01-03-2009, 07:16 AM
Oh my God! It's really tough draw. :mad:
I'm nervous already. :drink:

zsanika
01-03-2009, 07:28 AM
first round Gulbis:-(
Djokovic, Novak 2-0 Gulbis, Ernests
2008 ATP Masters Series CincinnatiOH, U.S.A. Hard Djokovic 6-3 6-4
2008Roland Garros France Clay Djokovic 7-5 7-6(3) 7-5

Nole you can do it!!!!
but I have read that if Novak will lose 1st round match in Brisbane than he will play in Sydney or Aukland

Herdwick
01-03-2009, 08:39 AM
Agree that the top half is much tougher (easy path for Tsonga to continue his domination of Nole :p). It could be good prep for AO, but sometimes top players don't like to half tough competition before a major. :shrug: But I really just don't want him to lose to Gulbis in 1R since a lot of people are saying this will be the year Gulbis breaks through and I don't want him to start out the year by beating Nole for the first time. :awww:

That is potentially a sod of a draw. And stuffed with players I like.

:shrug: Kismet

arm
01-03-2009, 09:16 AM
Come on guys! He''l be just fine. :bounce:

arm
01-03-2009, 09:17 AM
And I am glad he has a difficult draw in such a small tournament. At least he'll get the practice for AO. :D Look at the bright side.

Herdwick
01-03-2009, 09:20 AM
Oh well - at least we really like Gulbis. Can't face him losing to JWT again though :explode:

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 09:23 AM
but I have read that if Novak will lose 1st round match in Brisbane than he will play in Sydney or Aukland

I so don't like the sound of this

arm
01-03-2009, 09:29 AM
let'shave positive thoughts about this! :bounce:

There is no point in starting the year already fearig for Nole. :shrug: he is no regular player!

He'll be just fine. :)

*Ljubica*
01-03-2009, 10:36 AM
:sad: :unsure: :bigcry: I don't like this draw :awww:

:secret: Please don't let Fortuna see this post or she'll me :mad: with me!

Ajde Nole :bounce:

Running:Free
01-03-2009, 12:49 PM
Probably Kevin Anderson!

:rolls:

Not the easiest draw, but good for Nole to get a little tested as the rust brushes off. TBH, my mouth almost watered at that match-up; it's going to be good to watch at the very least.

So is Kevin Anderson really in the Q-draw or what? :unsure: :p

EDIT: Oh yes, he is :o

uglyamerican
01-03-2009, 12:54 PM
Can't face him losing to JWT again though :explode:

That would not be acceptable.

Spes
01-03-2009, 01:15 PM
Tough draw, but not so tough that he will lose before the final.

arm
01-03-2009, 01:45 PM
:sad: :unsure: :bigcry: I don't like this draw :awww:

:secret: Please don't let Fortuna see this post or she'll me :mad: with me!

Ajde Nole :bounce:

:rolleyes: :mad:

*Ljubica*
01-03-2009, 02:26 PM
Tough draw, but not so tough that he will lose before the final.

Hope you're right :)

:rolleyes: :mad:

:sobbing: I knew the great Fortuna would be angry with me :sad:

zsanika
01-03-2009, 04:14 PM
order of play for sunday 4 january:
http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/op2.pdf

Lee
01-03-2009, 05:25 PM
So many players in quali to cheer for

Dancevic
Polansky
Malisse
Gio Lapentti
Bellucci

Ain't it :cuckoo: to have first round matches started on the same day of first round quali

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 05:27 PM
So many players in quali to cheer for

Dancevic
Polansky
Malisse
Gio Lapentti
Bellucci

Ain't it :cuckoo: to have first round matches started on the same day of first round quali

I thought they do that quite often

kalisita
01-03-2009, 05:32 PM
So many players in quali to cheer for

Dancevic
Polansky
Malisse
Gio Lapentti
Bellucci

Ain't it :cuckoo: to have first round matches started on the same day of first round quali

To be fair, they were supposed to play Saturday but most of the day got rained out. They did manage to finish the women's 1R qualies, though, so it could have been worse.

Lee
01-03-2009, 05:40 PM
To be fair, they were supposed to play Saturday but most of the day got rained out. They did manage to finish the women's 1R qualies, though, so it could have been worse.

It will be very tough for qualifiers who made the MD.

Lee
01-03-2009, 05:42 PM
I thought they do that quite often

Usually MD started on Monday and quali started on Saturday. The qualifiers may play 2 matches on Saturday and one match on Sunday or one match each day with the last round on Monday when MD started.

zerocool_
01-03-2009, 06:16 PM
Hey guys/girls, dont worry so much, Nole is going to be ok. And happy new year, little late, but better late than never :)

njnetswill
01-03-2009, 06:25 PM
All my favorites except Gasquet are in the top half. :help:

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 06:30 PM
Usually MD started on Monday and quali started on Saturday. The qualifiers may play 2 matches on Saturday and one match on Sunday or one match each day with the last round on Monday when MD started.

But, many times they have a couple of matches started early like that. I remember I was wondering about the same thing earlier in the year. But with this 32 draw they didn't really have to, but I see Kalisita mentioning rain. I cannot wait to watch Nole tough. When is he playing? :banana:

Lee
01-03-2009, 06:32 PM
Hopefully Nole will play on Monday.

kalisita
01-03-2009, 06:52 PM
Hopefully Nole will play on Monday.

He isn't. The official site released Monday's lineup on Rafter since it's the first time matches will played on it and he wasn't on it. Night matches are Ivanovic and then Verdasco-Tomic.

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 06:57 PM
:( I am about to explode

Lee
01-03-2009, 07:01 PM
He isn't. The official site released Monday's lineup on Rafter since it's the first time matches will played on it and he wasn't on it. Night matches are Ivanovic and then Verdasco-Tomic.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

edit: not at kalisita, of course ;)

*Ljubica*
01-03-2009, 07:08 PM
Hey guys/girls, dont worry so much, Nole is going to be ok. And happy new year, little late, but better late than never :)

Thanks and the same to you :hug:

:( I am about to explode

:awww: Maja - why? :sad:

~Maya~
01-03-2009, 07:41 PM
Thanks and the same to you :hug:



:awww: Maja - why? :sad:

Because I can't wait anymore.:( And it sounded good that he is playing on Monday and then kalisita brought the news that he is not :awww:

*Ljubica*
01-03-2009, 07:50 PM
Because I can't wait anymore.:( And it sounded good that he is playing on Monday and then kalisita brought the news that he is not :awww:

:awww: Well should be Tuesday then :) Selfishly, I'm kind of glad it won't be Monday. I have an Optician's appointment on Monday morning here (their night session), and I wouldn't have been able to follow it. Tuesday morning would be far better for me :)

kalisita
01-03-2009, 09:22 PM
First new video from this year's tournaments up on youtube. :) Can see Nole (and his new racket) around 1:47.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq42ZTv8Fh0

Something at least. I am so beyond tired of waiting for this season to begin. :(

Spes
01-03-2009, 09:47 PM
Thanks for posting, but I think it brings up an issue about Novak not taking practice seriously enough - he looked mighty lazy on those forehands. ;)

neznana
01-04-2009, 12:09 AM
at what time Nole playing today??
tnx

kalisita
01-04-2009, 12:25 AM
at what time Nole playing today??
tnx

Not playing today or tomorrow either. Not until Tuesday. :sad:

neznana
01-04-2009, 01:07 AM
Not playing today or tomorrow either. Not until Tuesday. :sad:

WHAT??:eek: really..ah why? :sad: what about Marko?

kalisita
01-04-2009, 01:15 AM
WHAT??:eek: really..ah why? :sad: what about Marko?

No Marko news. I thought they were supposed to play doubles, but they're not in the draw. Haven't heard why they decided not to play or if the family is there with him for sure.

neznana
01-04-2009, 01:19 AM
^aha ok. tnx for INFO *mwa

kalisita
01-04-2009, 06:28 AM
Results from today: Gasquet d Gicquel, Dent d Darcis, Benneteau d Ginepri, Soderling d Querrey
(and from qualifying: Kevin Anderson survives! :scared:)

~Maya~
01-04-2009, 06:33 AM
Ginepri and Querrey :sad:
Anderson is overrated :lol:
Never gonna happen again

kalisita
01-04-2009, 06:38 AM
Ginepri and Querrey :sad:
Anderson is overrated :lol:
Never gonna happen again

That's my opinon as well. But what if. :bolt:

~Maya~
01-04-2009, 06:41 AM
We need to worry about Gulbis first :lol:

zsanika
01-04-2009, 06:54 AM
Can anybody a livestream from Brisbane?Where can we watch this tourney?
here in Hungary beginnen the coverage on thursday on tv.

~Maya~
01-04-2009, 06:57 AM
Can anybody a livestream from Brisbane?Where can we watch this tourney?
here in Hungary beginnen the coverage on thursday on tv.

Herdwick found this

http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?&competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=tennis&allowedDays=2,3,4,5,6

zsanika
01-04-2009, 07:15 AM
thanks.
I can not now try it works or not.the next match starting on the night
I would like to see first Match of Nole
it is no matter when started the match
I hope,that this link will be good.
I must click on the WTA/ATP Brisbane and started the match?
I've never use this link

~Maya~
01-04-2009, 07:17 AM
Click on the little TV on the far right

zsanika
01-04-2009, 07:26 AM
thanks!once more

shuhrat
01-04-2009, 07:31 AM
www.betfair.com or www.bet365.com (just register)
Maybe you can get decent quality livestream. :)

http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/339/op.pdf
day2, order of play

zsanika
01-04-2009, 07:42 AM
Novak will play only on Tuesday

kalisita
01-04-2009, 07:46 AM
www.betfair.com or www.bet365.com (just register)
Maybe you can get decent quality livestream. :)

http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/339/op.pdf
day2, order of play

I feel bad for all those guys who will have to play two matches tomorrow. :hug:

djokovic
01-04-2009, 08:12 AM
Does anyone know whether he will play on tuesday day or night? I am going to watch his first match, I went there today, did not see him.

*Ljubica*
01-04-2009, 10:56 AM
Does anyone know whether he will play on tuesday day or night? I am going to watch his first match, I went there today, did not see him.

No one will know for sure til the OOP is published, - but I guess as he's Top Seed, and Gulbis is very popular, that it should be an evening match. Have lots of fun at the tournament, and nice to see you posting here :)

fangirl
01-04-2009, 12:32 PM
I wonder if I will get to go down and see a match this week. Fingers crossed I will!

savesthedizzle
01-04-2009, 08:50 PM
OMG I was so slow to sticky this :rolls: sorry! :haha: during the off-season I became used to just checking my subscribed threads :haha:

~Maya~
01-04-2009, 09:24 PM
Kalisita and Lee

Where are you watching the matches? The link posted doesn't work for me. I don't know anything about the pr0xy stuff?

Lee
01-04-2009, 09:39 PM
I am not watching any matches, Maja. And I don't know the answer to your question, sorry.

kalisita
01-04-2009, 10:10 PM
Kalisita and Lee

Where are you watching the matches? The link posted doesn't work for me. I don't know anything about the pr0xy stuff?

I don't think it was broadcast yesterday so I don't know any link that works for sure. I'm hoping this link from atdhe will work. It starts at 7:30 EST. http://atdhe.net/live-tv-1996.html
There is also a link up on Channelsurfing.net that seems to be different than the atdhe one (sometimes they're the same). http://www.channelsurfing.net/

Hopefully one of them will work and if I find anymore I'll post them here.

~Maya~
01-04-2009, 10:25 PM
I am not watching any matches, Maja. And I don't know the answer to your question, sorry.
Thanks anyway for responding :hug:
Btw, I had Direct Tv installed, but the guide is showing just channels 701-703 and if I punch in 704-707, it says 'unavailable'. I talked to the Direct tv several times, and nobody knows what the heck I am talking about. They are not able to find the page on their site that you have posted, and I don't know how to direct them to it, since I cannot find it either. I told them that I have direct link to it, but they told me, they cannot use the direct link :confused:. Whatever
Do you have those channels showing or they are unavailable for you now? Are they gonna show up when the AO starts? I am so frustrated :awww:

I don't think it was broadcast yesterday so I don't know any link that works for sure. I'm hoping this link from atdhe will work. It starts at 7:30 EST. http://atdhe.net/live-tv-1996.html
There is also a link up on Channelsurfing.net that seems to be different than the atdhe one (sometimes they're the same). http://www.channelsurfing.net/

Hopefully one of them will work and if I find anymore I'll post them here.

Thank you.:hug: I hope something works.

Edit: the first one works great for me. Great quality!

Lee
01-05-2009, 02:21 AM
Thanks anyway for responding :hug:
Btw, I had Direct Tv installed, but the guide is showing just channels 701-703 and if I punch in 704-707, it says 'unavailable'. I talked to the Direct tv several times, and nobody knows what the heck I am talking about. They are not able to find the page on their site that you have posted, and I don't know how to direct them to it, since I cannot find it either. I told them that I have direct link to it, but they told me, they cannot use the direct link :confused:. Whatever
Do you have those channels showing or they are unavailable for you now? Are they gonna show up when the AO starts? I am so frustrated :awww:



Those channels are not always available. They are used only on special occasions. For tennis, only for the Slams and some master TV series.

ellewoods
01-05-2009, 03:15 AM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

I thought I would rejoin you guys for the new season. Hope you are all doing well!
I have great news...I am going to Brisbane to see Novak play tomorrow! I am so excited. It will be my first professional tennis match experience. I will take heaps of photos and report back :)

~Maya~
01-05-2009, 04:25 AM
Those channels are not always available. They are used only on special occasions. For tennis, only for the Slams and some master TV series.

I have experienced many headaches from all kinds of people and services. Something always gets messed up. So, paranoia sets quickly. The thing is, nobody I talked to from DTV, had a clear answer for me.
Thanks
Hi everyone! :wavey:

I thought I would rejoin you guys for the new season. Hope you are all doing well!
I have great news...I am going to Brisbane to see Novak play tomorrow! I am so excited. It will be my first professional tennis match experience. I will take heaps of photos and report back :)

Good luck! Wish you a wonderful time. Don't forget to share your story

zsanika
01-05-2009, 07:10 AM
order of play 6 january
http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/op-6109.pdf
Nole's match will be the 3rd

mylessa
01-05-2009, 07:19 AM
order of play 6 january
http://www.brisbaneinternational.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/op-6109.pdf
Nole's match will be the 3rd

Tsonga for a night match and not Nole :confused::mad::p

Thanks for the info! :wavey:

zsanika
01-05-2009, 07:39 AM
Tsonga for a night match and not Nole :confused::mad::p

Thanks for the info! :wavey:

it is unjust!!!why Tsonga?!

kalisita
01-05-2009, 07:57 AM
Tsonga for a night match and not Nole :confused::mad::p

Thanks for the info! :wavey:

it is unjust!!!why Tsonga?!

Sometimes scheduling is hard to figure out. :cuckoo: But, being optimistic :), hopefully Nole asked for the day session and his request was honored as top seed. I mean, Tsonga can not be that much more popular than Nole already that they would schedule him playing Calleri over Nole playing Gulbis. Right? :scared: I mean, Nole-Gulbis has been the match everybody's been talking about since the draw came out.

mylessa
01-05-2009, 08:44 AM
Sometimes scheduling is hard to figure out. :cuckoo: But, being optimistic :), hopefully Nole asked for the day session and his request was honored as top seed. I mean, Tsonga can not be that much more popular than Nole already that they would schedule him playing Calleri over Nole playing Gulbis. Right? :scared: I mean, Nole-Gulbis has been the match everybody's been talking about since the draw came out.

I hope you are right! But seriously, it makes little sense, if any :D

I really hope Nole wanted that. I always get an impression he prefers day matches, don't know why. Or maybe they wanted to improve ticket sales for the day session since the stands are always full in the evenings, I don't know.

Herdwick
01-05-2009, 08:49 AM
*Gnashes teeth* That'll be about 4am here then. Thank you Brisbane. And am afraid I think JWT probably is far more popular than Nole, if last year's AO is anything to go by. (I won't say Australians have no taste because of course that would be stereotyping.)

kalisita
01-05-2009, 08:59 AM
*Gnashes teeth* That'll be about 4am here then. Thank you Brisbane. And am afraid I think JWT probably is far more popular than Nole, if last year's AO is anything to go by. (I won't say Australians have no taste because of course that would be stereotyping.)

I'm afraid you're probably right. It's very weird being a Nole fan. Someimes I think I both simultaneously underestimate and overestimate his popularity. :shrug: But, even recognizing his talent, I do not understand the freaking popularity of Tsonga! And it's already making me dread the AO coverage. I can already hear Mary Carillo saying "fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee" over and over. :ras:

Oh, well. I personally like that he's playing early. There doesn't seem to be any streams available for Monday's night session and would be super pissed if I got up early tomorrow and could not watch.

mylessa
01-05-2009, 08:59 AM
*Gnashes teeth* That'll be about 4am here then. Thank you Brisbane. And am afraid I think JWT probably is far more popular than Nole, if last year's AO is anything to go by. (I won't say Australians have no taste because of course that would be stereotyping.)

Well, to be honest, I don't believe Tsonga sells more tickets than Nole even though I think Australians like Tsonga more judging by the AO final last year. Plus Nole is playing Gulbis, lots of expectations from that match. :shrug:
And it'll be 5am here, it's not any better :sad:
I somehow find it easier not to sleep at all than to wake up so early. :o

zsanika
01-05-2009, 09:02 AM
Next match R32
Novak Djoković (SRB)
Ernest Gulbis (LAT)
TUESDAY about 04.30 CET!
who knows it let it look at it!and suppert for Nole!

zsanika
01-05-2009, 09:41 AM
results:
Nieminen-Baghdatis 57 61 64
Stephanek-Kunitsyn 62 62
Melzer-Fish 64 46 76
Sirrani-Muller 76 75

*Ljubica*
01-05-2009, 10:36 AM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

I thought I would rejoin you guys for the new season. Hope you are all doing well!
I have great news...I am going to Brisbane to see Novak play tomorrow! I am so excited. It will be my first professional tennis match experience. I will take heaps of photos and report back :)

Elle :hug: Have a fantastic, brilliant time, - and enjoy Brisbane. And of course - don't forget to cheer Nole loudly for us :)

Tsonga for a night match and not Nole :confused::mad::p

Thanks for the info! :wavey:

Hi mylessa :wavey: Not sure we've met here before. Welcome anyway :hug:

*Gnashes teeth* That'll be about 4am here then. Thank you Brisbane. And am afraid I think JWT probably is far more popular than Nole, if last year's AO is anything to go by. (I won't say Australians have no taste because of course that would be stereotyping.)

I tend to be better going to bed really early and waking up for 4.00am or so, so I should be OK. It's the matches that start at 1.00am and 2.00am in the US that kill me :awww:

Thanos
01-05-2009, 10:39 AM
rosie,

when is tipsy playing??

*Ljubica*
01-05-2009, 10:42 AM
rosie,

when is tipsy playing??

Hi :wavey: He's in Chennai - not Brisbane :sad: He played doubles earlier today, so will be singles tomorrow :)

Thanos
01-05-2009, 10:47 AM
:lol: i thought i was in the tipsy forum :o

its all good, i just checked then.

so what doing anyways??

*Ljubica*
01-05-2009, 10:53 AM
:lol: i thought i was in the tipsy forum :o

its all good, i just checked then.

so what doing anyways??

:rolls: Right country, wrong player :lol: We forgive you though!

I'm doing fine thanks :) Just had to drop my man at the Airport as he's going home to Belgrade for the next five days, then had an Opticans' appointment, and it's snowing lots here.......... so nothing truly exciting, - but will be working from home for the rest of the day as it's too late to go into the office with all the bad roads now. All OK wth you?

Thanos
01-05-2009, 11:13 AM
:rolls: Right country, wrong player :lol: We forgive you though!

I'm doing fine thanks :) Just had to drop my man at the Airport as he's going home to Belgrade for the next five days, then had an Opticans' appointment, and it's snowing lots here.......... so nothing truly exciting, - but will be working from home for the rest of the day as it's too late to go into the office with all the bad roads now. All OK wth you?

yeah i've been doing that alot lately. somehow i ended up in warriorroger 'smelling feet thread' :lol:.

yeah im fine, it just really hot at the moment its has been all day. i was looking for tomic/verdasco stream but gave up. just keep watching the scoreboard and imagine in my head, what going on hehe.

*Ljubica*
01-05-2009, 11:23 AM
yeah i've been doing that alot lately. somehow i ended up in warriorroger 'smelling feet thread' :lol:.

yeah im fine, it just really hot at the moment its has been all day. i was looking for tomic/verdasco stream but gave up. just keep watching the scoreboard and imagine in my head, what going on hehe.

:rolls: Don't worry - I promise I won't tell a soul about your smelling feet experiences :angel: I'm trying to avoid streams at the moment so I can get a bit of work done - time for that when Nole plays at about 4.00am my time tomorrow morning :rolleyes: But I do have my eye on the scoreboards ;) Have a good day - or I guess night for you :)

ellewoods
01-05-2009, 12:10 PM
*Gnashes teeth* That'll be about 4am here then. Thank you Brisbane. And am afraid I think JWT probably is far more popular than Nole, if last year's AO is anything to go by. (I won't say Australians have no taste because of course that would be stereotyping.)

ahem, Aussie here! We have taste :lol: haha but yes, Tsonga is definitely more popular here. Though I definitely believe the Djokovic-Gulbis match will be much more entertaining!

and dont worry Rose, I will be cheering very very loudly :bigclap::clap2: i might make some signs haha

alright, now to catch some :zzz:

Lee
01-05-2009, 01:25 PM
I much prefer Nole playing the day match since he's going to play everyday till the end of the week.

Samantha Stosur is a bigger ticket seller than Brian Klein in Australia so the tournament needs a bigger name selling day ticket ;)

Herdwick
01-05-2009, 01:33 PM
Elle :D - your personal taste is of course beyond reproach. But clearly work is required on your compatriots...

zsanika
01-05-2009, 03:28 PM
I have read on the Nole's website this:
Sledeći meč R32
Novak Djoković (SRB)
Ernest Gulbis (LAT)
UTORAK oko 04.30h po našem (TV B92)
TV B92 what is this?

zerocool_
01-05-2009, 03:52 PM
Serbian television station :) So, no sleeping tonight, great! :)

*Ljubica*
01-05-2009, 04:16 PM
Zsanika - there are 3 links to livestreams in the 1st post of this thread. Hopefully one of them should work.

zsanika
01-05-2009, 04:23 PM
Today we could not see nowhere the match of Ana.nothing at all was not good.
on the Ana's page in womens tennis forums was 6-7links and neither was good

only one was good the :http://www.bet365.com/home/default.asp?

*Ljubica*
01-05-2009, 04:26 PM
Today we could not see nowhere the match of Ana.nothing at all was not good.
on the Ana's page in womens tennis forums was 6-7links and neither was good

Well guess we're just going to have to try tonight and hope it is fixed :shrug: Maybe Betfair or bet365 have got something? I admit I have not tried any of these links myself - haven't needed to until now.

zsanika
01-05-2009, 04:32 PM
dear Ljubica!you are very nice and thank you for everything!!!!!!!
will be only somehow

now is Nole the important one here and it that let tomorrow win!good luck Nole!!

*Ljubica*
01-05-2009, 04:57 PM
dear Ljubica!you are very nice and thank you for everything!!!!!!!
will be only somehow

now is Nole the important one here and it that let tomorrow win!good luck Nole!!

:hug: You provide us with many of the lovely photos here - so we are all contributing somehow :) And as you say - Good Luck Nole :)

Herdwick
01-05-2009, 05:33 PM
Bah - she's too nice for her own good :devil: :nerner:

Strange mood tonight...

Tess Gray
01-05-2009, 05:50 PM
Good luck tonight Nole :hug::yeah:

*Ljubica*
01-05-2009, 06:15 PM
Bah - she's too nice for her own good :devil: :nerner:

Strange mood tonight...

Be sure not everyone on MTF agrees with that sentiment :rolls: :p

mylessa
01-05-2009, 11:28 PM
Hi mylessa :wavey: Not sure we've met here before. Welcome anyway :hug:

Oh, we haven't :o I'm not exactly new here but I mostly lurk :)
Thank you for your welcome! :) You're very nice :hug:

I'm Milica, btw :wavey:

Spes
01-06-2009, 12:04 AM
Good luck tonight Novak, hopefully Berdych and Azarenka finish quickly enough so I can catch his match before I go to sleep.

njnetswill
01-06-2009, 12:49 AM
I don't see Azarenka vs Gakdosova having too many long rallies :lol: That's going to be a hard-hitting women's match.

I am pretty sure we will see Novak within the next two hours.

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 12:57 AM
http://delicast.com/tv/film/TV_B92 TV B92 live stream
They should show the match

kalisita
01-06-2009, 01:00 AM
Novak being interviewed right now here: http://channelsurfing.net/watch-wabsg-2.html

Edit: Over. Took me long time to post for some reason. He looked very good. Like his longer hair. Said that the family will not be in Australia with him at all.

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 01:03 AM
Novak being interviewed right now here: http://channelsurfing.net/watch-wabsg-2.html

Are they gonna show the match here? I like this stream better. When you first supplied this Channelsurfing.cm, I couldn't find Brisbane

shuhrat
01-06-2009, 01:06 AM
Novak being interviewed right now here: http://channelsurfing.net/watch-wabsg-2.html

Edit: Over. Took me long time to post for some reason. He looked very good. Like his longer hair. Said that the family will not be in Australia with him at all.

I don't know if it'll be good for him or not.

kalisita
01-06-2009, 01:07 AM
Are they gonna show the match here? I like this stream better. When you first supplied this Channelsurfing.cm, I couldn't find Brisbane

I'm assuming they will. They showed Berdych's match and are now showing Azarenka's. His should be next. :)

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 01:14 AM
Great. Hopefully they don't suddenly switch to something else. This is a very good stream

Edit: I just went back to the original link, and this time I found it. I guess this is dedicated stream for Brisbane. :o

Lee
01-06-2009, 01:23 AM
Novak being interviewed right now here: http://channelsurfing.net/watch-wabsg-2.html

Edit: Over. Took me long time to post for some reason. He looked very good. Like his longer hair. Said that the family will not be in Australia with him at all.

Pretty good quality stream. :bigclap:

Lee
01-06-2009, 01:34 AM
I don't see Azarenka vs Gakdosova having too many long rallies :lol: That's going to be a hard-hitting women's match.

I am pretty sure we will see Novak within the next two hours.

Azarenka, another WTA player that SQUEAKS!!! :help:

I saw her almost 2 years ago in Indian Wells and knew she would be top 20 players but I was really dreading because even in the very open courts in IW, her squeaks got on my nerve.

Spes
01-06-2009, 01:48 AM
Gajdosova is playing shockingly well and making us wait for Novak. :(

savesthedizzle
01-06-2009, 01:59 AM
I'd love for Gajdosova to win :lol: I used to like Azarenka, but the second half of last year she started to rub me the wrong way.

Lee
01-06-2009, 02:13 AM
Since Gajdosova lost the first set, how about a 6-0 or 6-1 2nd set :tape:

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 02:28 AM
Since Gajdosova lost the first set, how about a 6-0 or 6-1 2nd set :tape:

It doesn't look like she lost hope after loosing that first set

kalisita
01-06-2009, 02:29 AM
Since Gajdosova lost the first set, how about a 6-0 or 6-1 2nd set :tape:

Well, Gajdosova just broke Azarenka to go up 2-1 so you may get your wish! :)
:scratch: Or is that not what you meant. :p

Lee
01-06-2009, 02:32 AM
Well, Gajdosova just broke Azarenka to go up 2-1 so you may get your wish! :)
:scratch: Or is that not what you meant. :p

That's not what I preferred. I would like the match to be over ASAP. AND THEY ARE NOT COOPERATING!!!! :armed:

Lee
01-06-2009, 02:34 AM
On a happier note although nobody here cares. Canada won their 5th straight gold medal in World Junior Hockey Championship.

savesthedizzle
01-06-2009, 02:36 AM
On a happier note although nobody here cares. Canada won their 5th straight gold medal in World Junior Hockey Championship.

Congrats :)

Lee
01-06-2009, 02:39 AM
Thanks Jess! It's fun to watch those teenagers full of enthusiasm. And totally butchered the National Anthem at the award ceremony :lol:

Spes
01-06-2009, 02:40 AM
Vika dropped the F-bomb. :devil:

Lee
01-06-2009, 02:42 AM
Vika dropped the F-bomb. :devil:

And the crowd grows more and more fond of Gajdosova. Even I like the match to end soon.....

Go Gajdosova!!! :bounce:

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 02:42 AM
On a happier note although nobody here cares. Canada won their 5th straight gold medal in World Junior Hockey Championship.

5th straight? Good for them! Congrats!

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 02:43 AM
WTF :banghead: Did I really get up at 3.30am to see some damned WTA math limping towards a final set? Looks like it's time for me to go back to bed for an hour :yawn: Later :kiss:

savesthedizzle
01-06-2009, 02:45 AM
JCF lost :sad: *sigh*

Lee
01-06-2009, 02:46 AM
5th straight? Good for them! Congrats!

Canada do have the advantage of hosting most of the championship since that's probably the only country that has record breaking attendence for a junior event :lol:

But most of the toddlers in Canada skate better than they run :haha:

kalisita
01-06-2009, 02:47 AM
On a happier note although nobody here cares. Canada won their 5th straight gold medal in World Junior Hockey Championship.

Hey, I care! :) I saw them win it. Very nice, especially since not many thought that they would this year and that they had to come back in a couple games.

Lee
01-06-2009, 02:47 AM
WTF :banghead: Did I really get up at 3.30am to see some damned WTA math limping towards a final set? Looks like it's time for me to go back to bed for an hour :yawn: Later :kiss:

Come back in another hour :lol:

JCF lost :sad: *sigh*

:awww: Although I no longer claim to be a fan of him, it's still *sigh*

Lee
01-06-2009, 02:49 AM
Hey, I care! :) I saw them win it. Very nice, especially since not many thought that they would this year and that they had to come back in a couple games.

Saved by the goalie in the final. ;)

kalisita
01-06-2009, 02:50 AM
That's not what I preferred. I would like the match to be over ASAP. AND THEY ARE NOT COOPERATING!!!! :armed:

I think they're screwing with us now. Azarenka was down an early break, had break pts on Gajdosova next service game, couldn't convert, then did break back for 3 all, and now just got broken again. :( 1:37 mins.

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 02:56 AM
I think they're screwing with us now. Azarenka was down an early break, had break pts on Gajdosova next service game, couldn't convert, then did break back for 3 all, and now just got broken again. :( 1:37 mins.

:lol: It's because they know I got up and I hate WTA :spit: They're messing with my poor tired head for the first match of the year - just to get me into practice.

Running:Free
01-06-2009, 02:58 AM
Is channelsurfing acting up for anyone else? :(

Break here, Azarenka! :armed:

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 03:02 AM
Is channelsurfing acting up for anyone else? :(

Break here, Azarenka! :armed:

Hi Timmy :wavey: I can't get it to work at all for me :awww: Nor ADTHE :sad:

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 03:05 AM
Hi Timmy :wavey: I can't get it to work at all for me :awww: Nor ADTHE :sad:

Try B92 later

Clear your cookies

mylessa
01-06-2009, 03:06 AM
bet365.com is working for me :shrug:

zsanika
01-06-2009, 03:07 AM
now is good the channelsurfing

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 03:09 AM
Try B92 later

Clear your cookies

B92 is just showing news for me at the moment :shrug: Clear picture - just no tennis :sad:

bet365.com is working for me :shrug:

Hi Milica :wavey: yes Bet365 is fine for me now too!

Zsanika :kiss:

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 03:10 AM
B92 is just showing news for me at the moment :shrug: Clear picture - just no tennis :sad:

They are not gonna show anything before Nole starts.

Running:Free
01-06-2009, 03:15 AM
Rose, a :hug: for the timezone.

now is good the channelsurfing

The server is taking too long to load.

Bet365 is the last resort. The picture is great, but it buffers and skips a lot.

Link for B92, please? http://www.smileyhut.com/love/flowers.gif

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 03:16 AM
http://delicast.com/tv/film/TV_B92

Lee
01-06-2009, 03:16 AM
FINALLY!!!!!

:lol:

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 03:18 AM
Rose, a :hug: for the timezone.



The server is taking too long to load.

Bet365 is the last resort. The picture is great, but it buffers and skips a lot.

Link for B92, please? http://www.smileyhut.com/love/flowers.gif

Thanks for the :hug: Yes - this timezone sucks for us Europeans :rolleyes: See Maja has just got you the link - if not Bet365 is good too.

YAY - Azarenka - well done girl :worship:

mylessa
01-06-2009, 03:22 AM
Thanks for the :hug: Yes - this timezone sucks for us Europeans :rolleyes: See Maja has just got you the link - if not Bet365 is good too.

YAY - Azarenka - well done girl :worship:

Ah, the timezone :rolleyes: I haven't slept all night. But it's good to be in Serbia sometimes :D You get to watch all Nole matches on TV :D
I hope you're not too tired...

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 03:25 AM
Ah, the timezone :rolleyes: I haven't slept all night. But it's good to be in Serbia sometimes :D You get to watch all Nole matches on TV :D
I hope you're not too tired...

I went to bed at 9.30pm and got up at 3.30am :lol: What dedication! I'm a bit tired right now,but I'm sure I'll survive - will be very miserable if Nole loses now though :sad:

Yes I know Serbian TV has great coverage for Nole :) I usually watch him online on the BalkanYU feed or B92, - always seem to manage somehow :) Are you in Belgrade?

mylessa
01-06-2009, 03:28 AM
I went to bed at 9.30pm and got up at 3.30am :lol: What dedication! I'm a bit tired right now,but I'm sure I'll survive - will be very miserable if Nole loses now though :sad:

Yes I know Serbian TV has great coverage for Nole :) I usually watch him online on the BalkanYU feed or B92, - always seem to manage somehow :) Are you in Belgrade?

At least you've got some sleep. You really are dedicated :worship: He's not going to lose ;)

Yep, I'm in Belgrade. :)

kalisita
01-06-2009, 03:28 AM
"The one all the players around here have been talking about is Gulbis. They think he has a real chance today." Fantastic.

In other news, the link on atdhe is working now.

zsanika
01-06-2009, 03:30 AM
good luck Nole!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mylessa
01-06-2009, 03:30 AM
"The one all the players around here have been talking about is Gulbis. They think he has a real chance today." Fantastic.

In other news, the link on atdhe is working now.

I hope Novak will prove them wrong :devil:

Jelena_78
01-06-2009, 03:30 AM
Morning!! :D :wavey:

I'm thankful to those girls for 1 extra hour of sleep :p :lol:

Are we ready?!? Idemooooo!!!

Lee
01-06-2009, 03:34 AM
Ready to rock and roll :rocker2:

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 03:35 AM
Jelena :wavey: Good to see you here :hug:

Ready to rock and roll :rocker2:

Probably more like crawl at this time of day :lol: But I guess - yes :) Ajde!!!

mylessa
01-06-2009, 03:35 AM
Morning!! :D :wavey:

I'm thankful to those girls for 1 extra hour of sleep :p :lol:

Are we ready?!? Idemooooo!!!

You seem well rested :tennis::bounce: :D

Yeah, idemooo!

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 03:36 AM
B92 is not switching to tennis. Somebody told me it is on on the TV. But why not on this stream, I don't know

Running:Free
01-06-2009, 03:38 AM
Channelsurfing has Nole/Ernie warming up to Azarenka's grunts in the background :unsure:

savesthedizzle
01-06-2009, 03:38 AM
Okay, can I ask a question :) :rolls:

I have been wondering this for a LONG TIME, but what does "idemo" mean? :lol: I find myself wanting to use it at random times :rolls:

mylessa
01-06-2009, 03:39 AM
B92 is not switching to tennis. Somebody told me it is on on the TV. But why not on this stream, I don't know

Yes, it's on. Maybe they don't stream it because they paid for it and don't want to share :D

Lee
01-06-2009, 03:39 AM
Rose, it's 9:40pm here. So it's R&R for me! :lol:

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 03:40 AM
Yes, it's on. Maybe they don't stream it because they paid for it and don't want to share :D

That makes sense :mad:

Herdwick
01-06-2009, 03:42 AM
So we are over here?

Or there?

mylessa
01-06-2009, 03:42 AM
Okay, can I ask a question :) :rolls:

I have been wondering this for a LONG TIME, but what does "idemo" mean? :lol: I find myself wanting to use it at random times :rolls:

:wavey:
Idemo means let's go. Nothing special really :D :p You can use it any time you want to say ajde :D

savesthedizzle
01-06-2009, 03:44 AM
:wavey:
Idemo means let's go. Nothing special really :D :p You can use it any time you want to say ajde :D

Thanks :D :rocker2:

I've seen a lot of people using it, and I thought it probably meant something like that :)

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 03:44 AM
So we are over here?

Or there?

:shrug: Here I think at the moment. But take your pick!

kalisita
01-06-2009, 03:46 AM
DF #1 for the year.

njnetswill
01-06-2009, 03:46 AM
Channelsurfing has Nole/Ernie warming up to Azarenka's grunts in the background :unsure:

That was kind of funny, especially when Vika's grunts matches Gulbis or Novak's hitting. :lol:

Lee
01-06-2009, 03:48 AM
So far, Gulbis only won points on Nole's serve when he DFs. :p

Herdwick
01-06-2009, 03:49 AM
So great with no adverts...

njnetswill
01-06-2009, 03:49 AM
:lol: That Ana promo with Beyonce.

Jelena_78
01-06-2009, 03:50 AM
Ready to rock and roll :rocker2:

You seem well rested :tennis::bounce: :D

Yeah, idemooo!

Jelena :wavey: Good to see you here :hug:



And it's good to be here :hug:

I've missed tennis so much :awww: so I'm really excited :D

Hopefully I'll feel the same after the match :unsure: :drink: :lol:

Okay, can I ask a question :) :rolls:

I have been wondering this for a LONG TIME, but what does "idemo" mean? :lol: I find myself wanting to use it at random times :rolls:

:lol:

What's with these DFs?! :help:

Lee
01-06-2009, 03:51 AM
Hawkeye in Rafter Arena?

Running:Free
01-06-2009, 03:51 AM
:lol: That Ana promo with Beyonce.

...made no sense what so ever :lol:

kalisita
01-06-2009, 03:53 AM
Hawkeye in Rafter Arena?

No, at least going by how upset Azarenka was the the ump during her match.

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 03:53 AM
And it's good to be here :hug:

I've missed tennis so much :awww: so I'm really excited :D

Hopefully I'll feel the same after the match :unsure: :drink: :lol:

:hug: A lot of us are also posting in the Cyberspace thread :) We're kind of superstitious because that's where we mostly followed matches in the TMC!

Lee
01-06-2009, 03:55 AM
That's lucky on 2nd bp hitting the line :tape:

kalisita
01-06-2009, 03:56 AM
:eek: DF #4! :eek:

Lee
01-06-2009, 03:56 AM
3 service games and 4 DFs and counting :tape:

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 04:00 AM
These things always happen in the first match of the year :sad: Just sad Nole had to draw a player like Ernests and not some no-hoper :rolleyes:

kalisita
01-06-2009, 04:02 AM
These things always happen in the first match of the year :sad: Just sad Nole had to draw a player like Ernests and not some no-hoper :rolleyes:

I know! Why, oh, why couldn't he have drawn Tomic, Klein, Calleri?

Lee
01-06-2009, 04:02 AM
Seriously, it's Nole losing the game, not Ernest winning it. So, Nole just need to pull his act together.

kalisita
01-06-2009, 04:03 AM
2 BPs! Oh! Now BP!

:sad: Deuce.

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 04:06 AM
I know! Why, oh, why couldn't he have drawn Tomic, Klein, Calleri?

For the 1st match of the year, I totally agree with you. I think it's good to have some competition in early rounds and not have a really easy ride, but for the first match you do need to ease yourself in gently I think. And I do actually like Ernests - but big servers do p*** me off sometimes :tape:

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 04:09 AM
Pain
I feel pain

kalisita
01-06-2009, 04:09 AM
0-30 now. :sad: And now 3 BPs.

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 04:09 AM
Pain
I feel pain

:awww: I am imagining GM already :rolleyes: WTF is he playing at?

Running:Free
01-06-2009, 04:13 AM
He'll be okay, guys :hug: Good effort in that game to save those BP's.

kalisita
01-06-2009, 04:13 AM
Alrighty. Got out of that one. Now, let's hope he plays like he did on BPs, big points from here on out.

Lee
01-06-2009, 04:13 AM
Do I need to imitate Fortuna here? :lol:

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 04:13 AM
:awww: I am imagining GM already :rolleyes: WTF is he playing at?

lol

Did he just wake up? Please, pretty please

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 04:14 AM
Do I need to imitate Fortuna here? :lol:

:yeah:

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 04:14 AM
lol

Did he just wake up? Please, pretty please

:lol: He must be still on Serbian time!

Lee
01-06-2009, 04:15 AM
Nole is finding his rhythm there. He'll be fine! :bounce:

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 04:16 AM
Nole is finding his rhythm there. He'll be fine! :bounce:

:rolls: :yeah:

Herdwick
01-06-2009, 04:17 AM
Ok - you can be our Fortune Cookie.:rolls:

Lee
01-06-2009, 04:18 AM
Gulbis's first serve percentage will go down and serve speed will slow down......

As long as Nole doesn't DF :rolleyes:

Running:Free
01-06-2009, 04:18 AM
Nole is finding his rhythm there. He'll be fine! :bounce:

That was good, especially the last part with the :bounce: makes it authentic :yeah: :lol:

Nole, hold here. We'll have to rely on Ernie self-destructing now :armed:

Lee
01-06-2009, 04:19 AM
I think Nole's new year resolution is not to argue with umpire or line calls :haha:

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 04:19 AM
F*** :banghead: My livestream just crashed :fiery:

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 04:20 AM
I think Nole's new year resolution is not to argue with umpire or line calls :haha:

It's a waste of time and nerves :shrug: for anybody

Lee
01-06-2009, 04:21 AM
It's a waste of time and nerves :shrug: for anybody

But you need a very cool head there.

And Gulbis is very tense. So Nole will break him now. ;)

Running:Free
01-06-2009, 04:22 AM
Nole needs to be patient and make Ernie play some. WHAT IS SO HARD ABOUT THAT?! :shout:

Herdwick
01-06-2009, 04:22 AM
:banghead:

*Ljubica*
01-06-2009, 04:22 AM
But you need a very cool head there.

And Gulbis is very tense. So Nole will break him now. ;)

Fortuna x 2 :worship: :lol: :rolls:

Lee
01-06-2009, 04:23 AM
That UE on first point is costly :mad:

kalisita
01-06-2009, 04:23 AM
Nole needs to be patient and make Ernie play some. WHAT IS SO HARD ABOUT THAT?! :shout:

Nole got tenser than Ernie. :o No pressure and now first set gone. :sad:

Lee
01-06-2009, 04:24 AM
Nole needs to be patient and make Ernie play some. WHAT IS SO HARD ABOUT THAT?! :shout:

:banghead:

*sigh*

It's much easier for us playing with our keyboard.

njnetswill
01-06-2009, 04:25 AM
Oh dear.

Herdwick
01-06-2009, 04:25 AM
Well it's not like we didn't see this coming.

But Ernie bless him is not consistency personified either - look at the Roddick match at the USO.

~Maya~
01-06-2009, 04:25 AM
Gulbis handled this very good. No sign of choke when closing the set

Lee
01-06-2009, 04:27 AM
Damn, Gulbis now looks more confident than after the break.

kalisita
01-06-2009, 04:28 AM
Oh, man. This is so depressing. :help:

Lee
01-06-2009, 04:29 AM
Another brain fart by Nole.

njnetswill
01-06-2009, 04:29 AM
Noooooo! I can't watch. :(