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-Evita-
01-29-2009, 07:32 PM
Now that Ernests has left Australia we need a new thread for his tournaments :banana:

Here's his schedule starting from the next week:

Zagreb (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=135159)
San Jose (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=135353)
Memphis (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=135677)
Delray Beach (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=136148)

These are four consecutive weeks :eek: I don't remember another time when Ernie has had such a tight schedule. The week after Delray Beach is Davis Cup week but Ernests won't be playing for Latvia (as far as I know) because Indian Wells (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=137164) is right after that. And a bit later there's Miami, too.

Good luck Ernest :yeah:

Zagreb's Draw:

Andreev(1) vs Dodig
Tursunov vs Gulbis
Gabashvili vs Youzhny
Lacko vs (7)Ancic

San Jose's Draw:

Roddick(1) vs Qualifier
Gulbis vs Mello (LL)
Haas vs Poerschke(WC)
Rochus vs Kunitsyn(7)

Memphis Draw:

[5] STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs QUALIFIER
KOUBEK, Stefan AUT vs GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
GULBIS, Ernests LAT vs DENT, Taylor USA
CANAS, Guillermo ARG vs [2] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG

Links:
Analysis before the Gulbis-Dodig match - here (http://andregomes.apostaganha.pt/atp-zagreb-tennis-pick-ernests-gulbis-vs-ivan-dodig/)
Gulbis's comments after his match against Dodig - here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=8122436&postcount=109)

NeverSayDie
01-29-2009, 08:45 PM
Yay new thread :banana: :bounce:

I wish Ernests the best of luck :yeah:

ChocGeek
01-30-2009, 02:22 AM
Looking forward to see more of Ernie!

:banana:

krfreak
01-30-2009, 05:49 AM
I hope he does well in those upcoming tourneys!:) Hopefully he doesn't run out of steam too soon, though. I had a dream yesterday that he lost in R1 at Zagreb, but then managed it to R3 in San Jose..weird.:confused::p

SARAUJ ERNESTS!;)

but-it's-ok
01-31-2009, 12:01 PM
Zagreb Main Draw

Igor Andreev(1) vs qualifier
qualifier vs Ernests Gulbis(Latvia)
T Gabashvili vs M Youzhny
qualifier vs(7)Mario Ancic

:haha: I have to laugh I'm sorry:lol::rolls: Even Gabashvili is there:lol: Come on Ernests,a lot of scores to settle;)

-Evita-
01-31-2009, 12:11 PM
The draw :rolls: He's very close to the top seed again and he probably won't get past the second round again :help:

but-it's-ok
01-31-2009, 12:16 PM
He will;) Better not speculate when though;):lol:

ekkikossar
01-31-2009, 01:01 PM
I wish the qualifier wont turn out being Andis Juska. :(
About Andreev, well, I like thinking Ernests will take advantage of their last AO match and of the things he could learn in that occasion. He should know how to play the russian.

jitterbug
01-31-2009, 01:22 PM
Tursunov is playing in the Zagreb qualies :rolls: with Ernie's luck, he'll probably draw Dima or Andis in R1!

cath85
01-31-2009, 01:57 PM
this is so funny :haha:

NeverSayDie
01-31-2009, 02:37 PM
:haha: :rolls: :rolls: :lol:

These draws! :o

Proxima2
01-31-2009, 02:52 PM
No, this is not funny… :tape: :lol:

ClubFed
01-31-2009, 03:00 PM
:lol: :tape: Someone really doesn't like Ernie up there :lol:

It's okay, Ernie. It builds character :unsure:

oranges
01-31-2009, 06:00 PM
:lol: Hopefully, Mario will take out Gaba if necessary, so that if Erno breaks the 2nd round curse he doesn't have to face another demon.
I'll be there to cheer him.

Nadie
01-31-2009, 06:24 PM
wow, what a draw :devil: :rolls:
but nothing is impossible, Camilla (oh, and oranges also - sorry, I don't know your name :awww:) will be cheering him them from all of us and I'm sure he will past through first, second etc rounds :p

oranges
01-31-2009, 06:25 PM
Sandra :wavey:

Nadie
01-31-2009, 06:34 PM
Sandra :wavey:

:yeah: nice to meet you :D

ekkikossar
02-01-2009, 12:59 AM
wow, what a draw :devil: :rolls:
but nothing is impossible, Camilla (oh, and oranges also - sorry, I don't know your name :awww:) will be cheering him them from all of us and I'm sure he will past through first, second etc rounds :p
I'll do my best of course!! (and i'll have to do my best even to get to zagreb, given the very bad weather approaching. Let's hope slovenian highway will be ok...

cath85
02-01-2009, 01:03 AM
I'll do my best of course!! (and i'll have to do my best even to get to zagreb, given the very bad weather approaching. Let's hope slovenian highway will be ok...

when are you leaving? I hope the weather will be alright, the forecast for here is pretty bad...

jitterbug
02-01-2009, 01:33 AM
Stay safe, Camilla.. I am very paranoid about road accidents now, after New Zealand :scared:

Truedaisy
02-01-2009, 03:50 AM
I'll do my best of course!! (and i'll have to do my best even to get to zagreb, given the very bad weather approaching. Let's hope slovenian highway will be ok...

Are you driving over there? I hope the weather cooperates. Have a safe trip. :wavey:

Truedaisy
02-01-2009, 06:58 PM
The OOP is out. Ernests will not play tomorrow. Probably Tuesday. Looking forward to it. :)

cath85
02-01-2009, 08:57 PM
it's logical since he plays an qualifier and final round of qualies is tomorrow :p

schorsch
02-01-2009, 10:24 PM
it seems like betfaaaaaair and such sites will show zagreb from tomorrow on already, but usually they put loads of croatian matches on the tv slots (also on hrt on sat if you have it) :o so, i dont know.

jitterbug
02-01-2009, 10:35 PM
If he gets Tursunov in R1 he'd likely be on Centre Court, no? :lol:

Smoke944
02-01-2009, 10:37 PM
This field gives Ernie a great chance to maybe win his first tournament :D
Good luck :yeah:

Dora1206
02-02-2009, 03:30 PM
He got Tursonov:D
That's fantastic!

-Evita-
02-02-2009, 03:34 PM
Ernie's luck never ends :worship:

but-it's-ok
02-02-2009, 03:37 PM
Erno got Dima,well, well what a surprise:lol::rolls:

Proxima2
02-02-2009, 03:47 PM
what? :o :rolls:

ellen_
02-02-2009, 04:01 PM
That's just great :rolls:

I wouldn't be able to see the 2nd round anyway :p ...
We got a letter today that we won't have power for at least 6 hours on Wednesday :hysteric: (no internet but also no heating either...and it's snowing again :fiery:), and I have lessons on Thursday the whole day.

Okay, I've been selfish enough now ;) He should win that damn 1st round :bounce: I'm looking forward to it, definitely. I hope he does too :lol:

valkyra
02-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Actually, a good draw! :) Tursunov won't be a stumbling-block for Erno. Let's face the reality...Dima is a bit overrated now. This season haa turned especially bad for him - he hasn't passed R1 in 3 tournaments this year - Doha, Sydney, AO. :rolleyes: And he lost to 148th-ranked, 25th-ranked (Gasquet) and 138th-ranked Cipolli in AO. It doesnt sound acceptable for his ranking at all.
And now in Zagreb he won 3 qualifiers. 240th-ranked (but it was a tight match - 5:7, 6:7), 655th-ranked and 230th-ranked.

C'mon...he MUST NOT be a problem for Ernie.

But of course..i won't predict anything. The result will depend on many factors. I just wanted to clarify the situation. :angel:

cath85
02-02-2009, 06:24 PM
it's hilarious though how easy it has become to predict his future opponents :lol:

littlevictories
02-02-2009, 07:08 PM
it's hilarious though how easy it has become to predict his future opponents :lol:

:lol: maybe we should just pretend we're all psychic!

ellen_
02-02-2009, 07:18 PM
OOP is out... Not before 6pm on Court 1 :fiery:

cath85
02-02-2009, 07:26 PM
oh mtf let's you post funny lol I was gonna post the news too, but it woudn't let me. anyway I'm not gonna say anything about their court choices :rolleyes:

but-it's-ok
02-02-2009, 07:40 PM
:crazy: And they've put the top seed Andreev on there too,2nd match on:o The only half decent thing is that there's no advantage in terms of court.

They're missing the whole point though,in terms of closeness in rankings Dima vs Erno is the match of the round. Scheduling court is a big problem when there are 9 Croatians in the draw,playing in their home tournament. Sadly for us,they get priority for Centre Court for singles,apart from the guy who is playing Igor:o

oranges
02-02-2009, 08:00 PM
:mad: He's on Court 1 and as if that's not enough, it will start before Mario's match is over. I'm really pissed. Meanwhile, they have Hrbaty and Stakhovsky on Center Court. I know Stak's the defending champion, but I'd bet anything more people want to see this match. Some home guys could play on Court 1 as well :mad:

Truedaisy
02-02-2009, 09:34 PM
Good luck in R1 Ernie! You should win this one. You're a much better player than Dima.

-Evita-
02-03-2009, 12:20 PM
Andreev lost in the first round :tape: If Gulbis can get past Tursunov he'll have to play against Dodig in R2. Who is this guy? :scratch:

cath85
02-03-2009, 12:41 PM
that's... surprizing. I have no idea who he is, but I'm scared now. but first of all, I hope erno will survive his first round. we'd be almost sure to get a livestream for that second round then :p

oranges
02-03-2009, 01:20 PM
Andreev lost in the first round :tape: If Gulbis can get past Tursunov he'll have to play against Dodig in R2. Who is this guy? :scratch:

No one special, won one round of AO qualies IIRC and then lost, which is indicative of his level of play.

littlevictories
02-03-2009, 01:31 PM
any streams?? or are we back to livescoring? :(

amandita
02-03-2009, 02:52 PM
Hello!
I always watch the matches for this site http://www.atdhe.net/ (it's free)and if you pay attention, there will be a chanel called PBZ Zagreb Indoors. I don't know if it will transmit the match gulbis vs Tursunov, but who knows? ^^

Jamie Quek
02-03-2009, 03:31 PM
Hello!
I always watch the matches for this site http://www.atdhe.net/ (it's free)and if you pay attention, there will be a chanel called PBZ Zagreb Indoors. I don't know if it will transmit the match gulbis vs Tursunov, but who knows? ^^

Thank you Amandita! Much appreciated;)!

-Evita-
02-03-2009, 07:45 PM
Gulbis beat Tursunov today 4-6 6-4 6-4. It must have been a hard match and I'm very glad he fought well and won it in the end :yeah: Dodig is no. 425 in the world so Ernie really should beat him and break the second round curse finally. Hopefully :unsure:

Truedaisy
02-03-2009, 08:01 PM
Phew! Ernie gave me a scare there, losing the first set. He got back into the match and won it, proof of his developing resilience :woohoo: but please, Ernie, no more of these slow starts. :scared:

And now a real chance to go deeper into the tournament! :banana:

kayce
02-03-2009, 08:37 PM
I'm so glad to see he made it through!

Anyone else feel they were really spoiled during the AO? The scoreboard not updating during half the points was driving me crazy... and the lack of livestream of course.

oranges
02-03-2009, 09:17 PM
Caught only the last set, but Ernie looked impressive then :yeah: He's really crushing that poor ball. No overdoing it, though, waited for the right moment for the final punch.
The next one should be on Center Court as he's playing the Croatian guy, meaning a livestream available. He should really sail through that one, I'm not sure what Andreev was doing, but time for Erno to get to round 3.

-Evita-
02-03-2009, 10:06 PM
I'm so glad to see he made it through!

Anyone else feel they were really spoiled during the AO? The scoreboard not updating during half the points was driving me crazy... and the lack of livestream of course.

I was thinking exactly the same thing, that we had been spoiled :o

Caught only the last set, but Ernie looked impressive then :yeah: He's really crushing that poor ball. No overdoing it, though, waited for the right moment for the final punch.
The next one should be on Center Court as he's playing the Croatian guy, meaning a livestream available. He should really sail through that one, I'm not sure what Andreev was doing, but time for Erno to get to round 3.

Thanks for that :yeah: I hope you're right :)

Proxima2
02-04-2009, 07:22 PM
OOP for tomorrow is out: Ernests will play the 2nd match on Center court (matches start at 11:30 AM)
Good luck Ernests! :D
(I hope there will be a livestream…)

cath85
02-04-2009, 07:32 PM
there should be one ;)

Truedaisy
02-05-2009, 01:17 AM
I'll be at work during his match. :sad: Good luck Ernests!!!

meitene
02-05-2009, 01:56 AM
ah, that's almost good news. i'm hoping to catch the livestream (if there will be one available) before school. :] *crosses fingers and toes for R2*

valkyra
02-05-2009, 07:55 AM
So good news that we will see this match :worship: staring at changing numbers is annoying. :mad:

by the way, someone posted this article on eSports.lv, though, without any reference, so i just used google i found it. Very interesting reading material while waiting for the match!:yippee:

http://andregomes.apostaganha.pt/atp-zagreb-tennis-pick-ernests-gulbis-vs-ivan-dodig/

littlevictories
02-05-2009, 08:01 AM
So good news that we will see this match :worship: staring at changing numbers is annoying. :mad:

by the way, someone posted this article on eSports.lv, though, without any reference, so i just used google i found it. Very interesting reading material while waiting for the match!:yippee:

http://andregomes.apostaganha.pt/atp-zagreb-tennis-pick-ernests-gulbis-vs-ivan-dodig/

nice article and yayyy a livestream! i'm getting sick of the livescores especially seen as they dont work properly :mad:

valkyra
02-05-2009, 08:26 AM
nice article and yayyy a livestream! i'm getting sick of the livescores especially seen as they dont work properly :mad:

yeah, it was a terrible tryout for my nerves :rolleyes: when i thought they played a very long and hot point, it turned out to be a hanging of scoreboard, and the result jumped more than a game forward. :mad::smash::D

Proxima2
02-05-2009, 08:42 AM
So good news that we will see this match :worship: staring at changing numbers is annoying. :mad:

by the way, someone posted this article on eSports.lv, though, without any reference, so i just used google i found it. Very interesting reading material while waiting for the match!:yippee:

http://andregomes.apostaganha.pt/atp-zagreb-tennis-pick-ernests-gulbis-vs-ivan-dodig/

Thanks for the article! :)

humm…:unsure: I'm afraid now: the livestream only starts at 17:00 (local hour) on bet365 and ATDHE.net :ras:
So, fingers crossed for ChannelSurfing (link by Cath :kiss: —on his website)

Anyway, if the ATP scoreboard is going frozen, go quickly to the bet365's scoreboard (never frozen)

-Evita-
02-05-2009, 09:34 AM
So good news that we will see this match :worship: staring at changing numbers is annoying. :mad:

by the way, someone posted this article on eSports.lv, though, without any reference, so i just used google i found it. Very interesting reading material while waiting for the match!:yippee:

http://andregomes.apostaganha.pt/atp-zagreb-tennis-pick-ernests-gulbis-vs-ivan-dodig/

Thanks for the link :) I'll add it to the first post.

Today is the day for Gulbis to get into his first QF since summer :rocker2:

but-it's-ok
02-05-2009, 09:57 AM
Thanks for the article Marta:hug:

I tried Channelsurfing last night for the first time and it was working beautifully:worship:

Today....nothing,only black screen or frozen pictures:confused:

cath85
02-05-2009, 10:06 AM
yeah I think it looks pretty bad for the livestreams :(

Nono
02-05-2009, 10:45 AM
yeah I think it looks pretty bad for the livestreams :(


I think the livestreams only work during the night session...:mad:

cath85
02-05-2009, 11:25 AM
you know, if paul-henri mathieu and Hernych keep playing like this, erno is gonna play the night session :lol:

AnnaDaydreamer
02-05-2009, 11:57 AM
so, there is no livestream for this match?

cath85
02-05-2009, 12:04 PM
doesn't look like it. one can always hope for a miracle though. where's janis? he has helped us in the past :p

Proxima2
02-05-2009, 12:05 PM
No livestream, only our good old scoreboard…

valkyra
02-05-2009, 12:27 PM
"excellent".... :awww: :ras:

rafaelita
02-05-2009, 12:31 PM
I don't get it: they're playing on Center Court, right? How come there's no broadcast? :confused: :smash:

meitene
02-05-2009, 12:48 PM
i'm fairly new to all this, but is there such a thing as radio transation? :)
the scoreboard is nice, but it's killing me to keep checking it every other minute.

cath85
02-05-2009, 12:53 PM
i'm fairly new to all this, but is there such a thing as radio transation? :)
the scoreboard is nice, but it's killing me to keep checking it every other minute.

I don't think there is such a thing. and I don't look at the scoreboard every other minute, I just stare at it constantly :haha:

Proxima2
02-05-2009, 01:00 PM
You know what? I'm not complaining anymore about livestream, because my internet access failed for about 25 minutes (just 15 seconds after the begining of the match). I discovered the score at 3-3. Oh, I hate Orange :mad:

cath85
02-05-2009, 01:09 PM
You know what? I'm not complaining anymore about livestream, because my internet access failed for about 25 minutes (just 15 seconds after the begining of the match). I discovered the score at 3-3. Oh, I hate Orange :mad:

I guess you would have killed someone if we had a stream :p

Proxima2
02-05-2009, 01:17 PM
I guess you would have killed someone if we had a stream :p

No… Why? :rolleyes: :devil:

yaniss
02-05-2009, 02:26 PM
Wow! I didn't even follow livescores, thought he must have won this easily! All I can say is he's got shit for brains, totally useless. Not sure if I am a fan anymore.

valkyra
02-05-2009, 02:39 PM
Erno :unsure::hug::hug::hug: i don't know what was wrong with you, but i hope you'll be alright very soon ;)
forget about this loss. buck up & life continues! :hug:

amdany
02-05-2009, 02:48 PM
:sad:ernie:confused:

Proxima2
02-05-2009, 02:49 PM
Wow! I didn't even follow livescores, thought he must have won this easily! All I can say is he's got shit for brains, totally useless. Not sure if I am a fan anymore.

I know what you mean.
No motivation for me, too.
I need a few days.
Maybe I will be there for the next tournament. But, honestly, I don't know…
I need explanations from Cami, first

ellen_
02-05-2009, 02:50 PM
:yeah: Marta. Mental stability is the key...for Erno AND for us. No one died because of this loss. It's his career and his life, not ours. I was scared I was all alone with my way of thinking here. I'm disappointed too, don't get me wrong, but I can't be mad. I still believe in better times.

amdany
02-05-2009, 02:51 PM
I know what you mean.
No motivation for me, too.
I need a few days.
Maybe I will be there for the next tournament. But, honestly, I don't know…
I need explanations from Cami, first

:sad:, you'll be there I'm sure *says a looooong time safinette who went through this already;)*

rafaelita
02-05-2009, 02:53 PM
:yeah: Marta. Mental stability is the key...for Erno AND for us. No one died because of this loss. It's his career and his life, not ours. I was scared I was all alone with my way of thinking here. I'm disappointed too, don't get me wrong, but I can't be mad. I still believe in better times.

Ellen, when will these better times come? :sad:
I'm not mad, I'm numb.

ellen_
02-05-2009, 02:56 PM
I wish I knew, Irina :lol: But I'm still as thrilled for them to come as before :bounce: lol I'm really the only one who's even more motivated, right? :rolls: I should have a word with Erno :p

Believe me, supporting a football team with the same skills as Erno but unfortunately also the same weird losses helps :lol: I'm going through these tough times for whole my life, I don't care as much as other people do. And I'm not only talking about football, I support lots of atletes...

rafaelita
02-05-2009, 03:08 PM
I wish I knew, Irina :lol: But I'm still as thrilled for them to come as before :bounce: lol I'm really the only one who's even more motivated, right? :rolls: I should have a word with Erno :p

You should, Ellen. ;) Maybe you can get him out of this place. I'm sure it's a mental thing. He's stuck in this bad place, always losing in R2. Hope someone can get him out of it. Sometimes it looks like he himself does not believe he can get past R2. (Bad grammar there, sorry about that :o ). If he doesn’t believe it, how can he move on? Oh, and I don't want to hear about beautiful losses anymore. What he needs is to buy DVDs with Nadals' matches against Federer; he'll learn from there much more than any psychologist could ever teach him. My opinion :aplot:

EDIT I was just thinking about asking you how can you be so thrilled, but you beat me to it. :yeah: I believe that's called ‘expertise’? :haha: You must have some tough nerves, I think I worship you...:)

Proxima2
02-05-2009, 03:13 PM
:sad:, you'll be there I'm sure *says a looooong time safinette who went through this already;)*

Thank you Hamdanie :hug: I do not know how you do… :rolleyes: :lol:
But right now, I have No feelings. I mean, I don't feel anything: no pain, no disappointment, no frustration, nothing. It's dangerous.
It's the reason why I need a few days, just for me.
I will see… after the week end.

Ellen, it's good to know that you stay positive :yeah:

amdany
02-05-2009, 03:29 PM
Thank you Hamdanie :hug: I do not know how you do… :rolleyes: :lol:
But right now, I have No feelings. I mean, I don't feel anything: no pain, no disappointment, no frustration, nothing. It's dangerous.
It's the reason why I need a few days, just for me.
I will see… after the week end.

Ellen, it's good to know that you stay positive :yeah:

neither do I :shrug::lol:
Guys, don't be so disappointed, group hug:hug:

rafaelita
02-05-2009, 03:31 PM
neither do I :shrug::lol:
Guys, don't be so disappointed, group hug:hug:

Great idea :yeah:
:lol:

Truedaisy
02-05-2009, 03:32 PM
Oh Ernie... :hug: :confused: :( I want to stay positive too...just like Ellen. I try to remind myself that this Dodig guy beat Andreev and now Ernests, so he must be playing very well at the moment and when you have the home crowd behind you...but still, this loss is shocking and a loss of great opportunity to go further than R2.

I believe in Ernie's talent so I'll move on to the next tournament. But I worry about the effect of these loses on his self-confidence over time. :sad: :sad:

cath85
02-05-2009, 03:50 PM
Camille wrote me he wasn't even trying to win this one. It's defo a mental thing. I hope that changes some day and he can have a motivation that is somewhat closer to nadal & co. if he REALLY WANTED to win, things would be so different...

rafaelita
02-05-2009, 03:53 PM
Well, then this is another sad day.

Is she ok? After going through all that trouble to be there...

cath85
02-05-2009, 03:57 PM
she sounded pretty mad. I sent her another message asking how she was feeling now, she hasn't replied yet

rafaelita
02-05-2009, 04:08 PM
she sounded pretty mad. I sent her another message asking how she was feeling now, she hasn't replied yet

I'm sorry she had to witness that. It's one thing to fight and lose the match, and completeley another to not try at all, if that's what happend. Stella was right, maybe we all need a few days before posting more on this matter; I'm sure I do.

but-it's-ok
02-05-2009, 04:09 PM
I'm sorry for Camilla:awww:

Truedaisy
02-05-2009, 05:39 PM
Di, I can understand how you feel I think. :hug: This is a ridiculous loss, because if he was not even trying to win, then it's unprofessionalism on his part. I'm mad at him too but I have just recently bought my ticket to Memphis and booked hotel for one week, so I have to stay positive about the whole thing or I'll go bananas. Cancelling the trip will cost me a good sum so I might as well go. I'm sorry for Camilla too. I feel like her experience in Zagreb might be a preview of mine. :sad::sad:

Nanda
02-05-2009, 06:34 PM
Di,
I believe that everything that you said came from your heart, so that is OK.

I am afraid that Gulbis starded a "self-sabotage" behavior. I hope not, but if he keep the "unprofessionalism" he´ll lose much more than games and money: he´ll lose tennis fans.:sad:

but-it's-ok
02-05-2009, 07:05 PM
Di,
I believe that everything that you said came from your heart, so that is OK.

I am afraid that Gulbis starded a "self-sabotage" behavior. I hope not, but if he keep the "unprofessionalism" he´ll lose much more than games and money: he´ll lose tennis fans.:sad:

I follow other sports closely too,but I get so emotionally involved... Maybe I should find a desert island where theres no sports......

Nadie
02-05-2009, 07:08 PM
I am disappointed. But not because of Ernests, although it was rather shocking result.
I am really disappointed of what I read tonight in this board and of some of you who called themselves as Gulbis fans.

If you claim yourself as a truly fan indeed, so please BE a truly fan - and not only when your favourite players wins, it's so easy.. Please also show some respect even after losses, and it doesn't matter how terrible or ridiculous they can be. I never expected that some of you can go and join bashing Ernests. It is the most shocking for me and not his loss!

What has happened today? WHAT? It is game, it is tennis, someone wins, someone losses, don't you know that? I really don't understand why many of you soooo overreacted. It's nothing special! Nothing at all! It happens. It is just a game. I guess most of you are beginning tennis fans. So I want to say you something, some kind of nice advise: there will many other defeats, even more awful. It is pretty usual for all kinds of sports, huh? One cannot win all the time. I have rights to say that because I 've been Marat fan for many many years - and as you guess, nothing compares to that :)))) but it’s never boring. And actually you should enjoy you’re a fan of such of an extraordinary player, who defeated ATP #3 and loss to #425 within a month.
And if this loss is a reason for stop being Ernests fan, then indeed, it’s right time to find some another hobby. Collecting porcelain elephants, maybe. I think Ernests won’t lose a fan because actually you were never his fan.

I wonder, who gave you rights to talk about Ernests' being hangover? I just want to ask you, maybe you were drinking brotherhood with him yesterday?
He is a grown-up, so please let him decide what to do and what not to do on day before matches. If you think tennis players are angels, then I really don't know what to say :shrug:
Yes, he definitely a bit spoiled. Yes, as I have told Janis earlier tonight, it's better for him to find some new brain and change the attutude to life as soon as possible. But honestly speaking, I am afraid there won't be any changes (as I knew many other examples of spoiled boyzzzzz and men and not only in tennis :lol: ) so take him as you find him, no?
I don't think Ernie is pretty happy right now at the moment. Don't be so ego and don't think you are upset more than him. Don't some of you write they would like Ernests to come here and read MTF time from time? Do you really want him to read all these shit? Because if you want, I should admit that you hate him more than all GM clinic patients. And you don’t hate him, do you? ;)

So I suggest to calm down, don’t act anymore as annoying teenagers and stop the drama on the board. :wavey:

NeverSayDie
02-05-2009, 07:13 PM
What the hell...? I don't know what to say anymore :shrug: :rolleyes:

Nanda
02-05-2009, 07:16 PM
I expect to lose a lot of friends now:tears: cos I know I've behaved badly:o:o:o:o

Well, if you don´t like your behavior you can always change.;) I guess you can edit those post, can´t you?
And you can change this avatar too, because this bird is really ugly!:p

but-it's-ok
02-05-2009, 07:26 PM
I am disappointed. But not because of Ernests, although it was rather shocking result.
I am really disappointed of what I read tonight in this board and of some of you who called themselves as Gulbis fans.

If you claim yourself as a truly fan indeed, so please BE a truly fan - and not only when your favourite players wins, it's so easy.. Please also show some respect even after losses, and it doesn't matter how terrible or ridiculous they can be. I never expected that some of you can go and join bashing Ernests. It is the most shocking for me and not his loss!

What has happened today? WHAT? It is game, it is tennis, someone wins, someone losses, don't you know that? I really don't understand why many of you soooo overreacted. It's nothing special! Nothing at all! It happens. It is just a game. I guess most of you are beginning tennis fans. So I want to say you something, some kind of nice advise: there will many other defeats, even more awful. It is pretty usual for all kinds of sports, huh? One cannot win all the time. I have rights to say that because I 've been Marat fan for many many years - and as you guess, nothing compares to that :)))) but it’s never boring. And actually you should enjoy you’re a fan of such of an extraordinary player, who defeated ATP #3 and loss to #425 within a month.
And if this loss is a reason for stop being Ernests fan, then indeed, it’s right time to find some another hobby. Collecting porcelain elephants, maybe. I think Ernests won’t lose a fan because actually you were never his fan.

I wonder, who gave you rights to talk about Ernests' being hangover? I just want to ask you, maybe you were drinking brotherhood with him yesterday?
He is a grown-up, so please let him decide what to do and what not to do on day before matches. If you think tennis players are angels, then I really don't know what to say :shrug:
Yes, he definitely a bit spoiled. Yes, as I have told Janis earlier tonight, it's better for him to find some new brain and change the attutude to life as soon as possible. But honestly speaking, I am afraid there won't be any changes (as I knew many other examples of spoiled boyzzzzz and men and not only in tennis :lol: ) so take him as you find him, no?
I don't think Ernie is pretty happy right now at the moment. Don't be so ego and don't think you are upset more than him. Don't some of you write they would like Ernests to come here and read MTF time from time? Do you really want him to read all these shit? Because if you want, I should admit that you hate him more than all GM clinic patients. And you don’t hate him, do you? ;)

So I suggest to calm down, don’t act anymore as annoying teenagers and stop the drama on the board. :wavey:

:cool:;);):worship: Yes Maam;)

Herdwick
02-05-2009, 08:05 PM
:sobbing: Ernie. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? And I tipped you to win this one.

So disappointed. :hug: for those who feel the same.

Better times in America.

oranges
02-05-2009, 08:55 PM
Oh, I don't feel like writing this match report :sobbing: First of all, Dodig played well, better than I'd expect him to, served well, got to all the balls and returned them deep and hard enough to be competitive, but Ernests should have won this regardless. Once he started to read the serve better, he got the break, but then everything went downhill and it's strictly due to his attitude. There was a dubious call on his serve as he was serving for the set and he was annoyed. I'm not sure if it was in or out, but the linesmen are pretty bad the entire week, usually to the detriment of both players equally. He was complaining to the umpire for a short time and didn't really focus for the rest of the game and ended up losing it, as well as the TB. He never really got back into the match. Dodig won because he wanted it more, plain and simple. Ernie got a warning for racket abuse and a point penalty later on for throwing the ball to the crowd after an UE :o
I can live with losing your focus, getting tight, all the other things that might go wrong, but this was really bratish behavior. If you think you should be wining this (and you should), then for heaven's sake exert effort to do it and it will happen. If you need to break a racket to vent the frustration, fine, but then get back into the match and play. I don't remember when was the last time I saw someone so listless as he was in the 2nd set, especially after he got broken. I hope someone has a nice adult talk with him.

cath85
02-05-2009, 09:34 PM
thanks for the report even if it was painful for you. it was pretty much like I imagined. the problem seems so easy and yet he does it again in every match. how many times has he lost concentration after complaining to the judge recently? way too many! I just hope he can stop that some day soon

ClubFed
02-05-2009, 10:46 PM
I just wish he'd at least consider going back to the Challenger circuit for a while, so he could get his ranking up for RG, where he has to defend a bazillion points :o

I hope these losses are making him hungry. I can't really say that I see indifference in results from him, because I haven't seen him play a lot, but...a lot of things have been getting to him easily. Ever since Madrid, he's been catty. And I hate seeing him with that type of attitude. Bring back the RG Ernie: ice in his veins, collected, and a fighter.

Truedaisy
02-05-2009, 11:15 PM
I am disappointed. But not because of Ernests, although it was rather shocking result.
I am really disappointed of what I read tonight in this board and of some of you who called themselves as Gulbis fans.

If you claim yourself as a truly fan indeed, so please BE a truly fan - and not only when your favourite players wins, it's so easy.. Please also show some respect even after losses, and it doesn't matter how terrible or ridiculous they can be. I never expected that some of you can go and join bashing Ernests. It is the most shocking for me and not his loss!

What has happened today? WHAT? It is game, it is tennis, someone wins, someone losses, don't you know that? I really don't understand why many of you soooo overreacted. It's nothing special! Nothing at all! It happens. It is just a game. I guess most of you are beginning tennis fans. So I want to say you something, some kind of nice advise: there will many other defeats, even more awful. It is pretty usual for all kinds of sports, huh? One cannot win all the time. I have rights to say that because I 've been Marat fan for many many years - and as you guess, nothing compares to that :)))) but it’s never boring. And actually you should enjoy you’re a fan of such of an extraordinary player, who defeated ATP #3 and loss to #425 within a month.
And if this loss is a reason for stop being Ernests fan, then indeed, it’s right time to find some another hobby. Collecting porcelain elephants, maybe. I think Ernests won’t lose a fan because actually you were never his fan.

I wonder, who gave you rights to talk about Ernests' being hangover? I just want to ask you, maybe you were drinking brotherhood with him yesterday?
He is a grown-up, so please let him decide what to do and what not to do on day before matches. If you think tennis players are angels, then I really don't know what to say :shrug:
Yes, he definitely a bit spoiled. Yes, as I have told Janis earlier tonight, it's better for him to find some new brain and change the attutude to life as soon as possible. But honestly speaking, I am afraid there won't be any changes (as I knew many other examples of spoiled boyzzzzz and men and not only in tennis :lol: ) so take him as you find him, no?
I don't think Ernie is pretty happy right now at the moment. Don't be so ego and don't think you are upset more than him. Don't some of you write they would like Ernests to come here and read MTF time from time? Do you really want him to read all these shit? Because if you want, I should admit that you hate him more than all GM clinic patients. And you don’t hate him, do you? ;)

So I suggest to calm down, don’t act anymore as annoying teenagers and stop the drama on the board. :wavey:


Nadie, thanks for that reminder of what a good Ernie fan should do in the aftermath of a loss. You gave us a good perspective on a few things. However, I think that we should also give room and understanding for these sudden bursts of reaction, esp. when our guy loses to someone ranked 400 places below him. Part of why I spend time in this forum is so I can celebrate and commiserate with people who feel as strongly as I do about Ernests. (Who else would livescore with me at 4AM?) My friends who are not his fans would think I had lost my marbles if I had started venting to them about this loss, and I needed a place to let off steam today because it kind of ruined my day. As Ernie's fans, we want so much for our guy to win and because our hopes are high, the disappointments can also be deep. It's normal,no? But in the end, we always calm down, the red emoticons are replaced by the smiling yellows and we set our sights on the next tournament. Those that quit being fans after this string of losses are no less fans for doing so, imo. They probably just don't want to deal with the heartbreak anymore and who can blame them? After all, this has to be fun. Those that stay, well, it's a choice we make and so... on it goes.

And Ernie, please make it to the quarters in Memphis so I'll have something to do for the rest of my stay! :armed:

ClubFed
02-05-2009, 11:37 PM
And Ernie, please make it to the quarters in Memphis so I'll have something to do for the rest of my stay! :armed:

:lol: When are you leaving for Memphis?

Truedaisy
02-05-2009, 11:46 PM
On the 15th, and coming back on the 21st. I don't know a soul there and this would be my first time. It looks like the main attractions are: Graceland and BBQ joints, neither of which interest me that much. :rolleyes:

ClubFed
02-05-2009, 11:53 PM
On the 15th, and coming back on the 21st. I don't know a soul there and this would be my first time. It looks like the main attractions are: Graceland and BBQ joints, neither of which interest me that much. :rolleyes:

:hug: Well, I really hope Ernie makes it a very worthwhile trip for you :) And I hope you run into an Ernie fan there. There should be at least one, they're just hard to find :p

Truedaisy
02-06-2009, 12:09 AM
:hug: Well, I really hope Ernie makes it a very worthwhile trip for you :) And I hope you run into an Ernie fan there. There should be at least one, they're just hard to find :p

:lol: Thanks, Leanne! I hope so too!

but-it's-ok
02-06-2009, 08:49 AM
Nadie, thanks for that reminder of what a good Ernie fan should do in the aftermath of a loss. You gave us a good perspective on a few things. However, I think that we should also give room and understanding for these sudden bursts of reaction, esp. when our guy loses to someone ranked 400 places below him. Part of why I spend time in this forum is so I can celebrate and commiserate with people who feel as strongly as I do about Ernests. (Who else would livescore with me at 4AM?) My friends who are not his fans would think I had lost my marbles if I had started venting to them about this loss, and I needed a place to let off steam today because it kind of ruined my day. As Ernie's fans, we want so much for our guy to win and because our hopes are high, the disappointments can also be deep. It's normal,no? But in the end, we always calm down, the red emoticons are replaced by the smiling yellows and we set our sights on the next tournament. Those that quit being fans after this string of losses are no less fans for doing so, imo. They probably just don't want to deal with the heartbreak anymore and who can blame them? After all, this has to be fun. Those that stay, well, it's a choice we make and so... on it goes.

And Ernie, please make it to the quarters in Memphis so I'll have something to do for the rest of my stay! :armed:

Enjoy yourself in Memphis:hug:

Guys I still feel so bad for what I said. I'm so sorry. I don't blame you guys if you all hate me.
All I can do is make a big effort to control my outbursts,I overreacted big style. I want to stay here and be loyal to Erno.

-Evita-
02-06-2009, 08:53 AM
A Croatian journalist, Berticevic, about this match (source NRA.lv (http://www.nra.lv/zinas/16617-divas-uzvaras-pec-kartas-laikam-par-daudz-prasits.htm)):

"I don't think Gulbis played great but he definitely could have won the first set. Ernest played a very bad tie break losing 6 points in a row. He played worse in the second set, and he made DFs several times in both sets in important moments. Dodig had nothing to lose and he confirmed that his win over Andreev wasn't a fluke. He serves well like all Croats. Not as well as Karlovic or Cilic but close. His first serve was often over 200 km/h and it wasn't easy to return it. Dodig could also play well in baseline rallies now and then."

Gulbis about the match:

"I was upset about some line calls. In the first set at 5-5 and deuce, I served an ace but it was called out although it was far from being out. In the tie break, the chair umpire had to overrule four line calls which were all in favour of my opponent and we had to replay the points. I couldn't forget these calls in the second set. It's my fault that I lost. I could feel that Dodig was serving well and moving well around the court but it was still in my hands. I didn't play well enough to win. I played the first match on the other court; the center court was a bit slower and I couldn't finish the points with a winner often enough."

About his goals for the season:

"This year I'm playing much better than before. I don't have a particular goal towards the ranking. I hope to play as well as I have recently and if I can do that my ranking will surely rise."

cath85
02-06-2009, 09:27 AM
thanks for posting!

but-it's-ok
02-06-2009, 09:34 AM
Thanks Evita.

Proxima2
02-06-2009, 09:56 AM
Hey everyone! :wavey:
Finally, no need a few days for myself. "La nuit porte conseil" (I don't know how to say that in English :scratch:)
We are all different, so we have different reactions and feelings. I understand all the reactions, even the opposites.
Ernests needs time. And his fans too (so, no hasty judgment, please :awww:)

The feelings were devastating for me, during and right after the match (anger, disappointment, frustration and… resignation). Then, a few minutes after that, no feelings at all (I can't imagine Ernests' feelings —and Camilla :sad:). I tried hard not to think about tennis in general. And it worked. I'm fine now.
This loss was a trial for all of us, but a good trial. I mean, now I think we are (all his fans) more devoted and united than ever, no?
No place for resentment (grudge) here. There is nothing to forgive (Di, don't worry :)). We are only a bunch of hotheads, that's all… :o
Sometimes, the words can be terrible, because they come from an immediate reaction. I'm pretty sure all it's OK now, for all of us :hug:

I'm thinking a lot about Ernests. I hope he is OK and re-motivated for the next tournaments. It's only the begining of the season, after all.

Big hug for you all :hug: :hug:



Thanks Evita! :)

valkyra
02-06-2009, 10:20 AM
Guys I still feel so bad for what I said. I'm so sorry. I don't blame you guys if you all hate me.
All I can do is make a big effort to control my outbursts,I overreacted big style. I want to stay here and be loyal to Erno.

Di, "come back" to us as soon as you can! :hug: I loved your previous outfit (av & sign.) :drool::kiss:

Stella :hug:

but-it's-ok
02-06-2009, 06:37 PM
:hug::hug::hug: to all of you too:kiss::kiss:

I'm going to behave like a proper fan from now on;)

Proxima2
02-06-2009, 10:30 PM
Ernests will play Darcis in the 1st round of San Jose and… no, I can't comment the rest of his draw… :tape:
http://www.sapopentennis.com/ftpuploads/MDS.pdf
Allez Ernests! :dance:

cath85
02-06-2009, 10:38 PM
Ernests will play Darcis in the 1st round of San Jose and… no, I can't comment the rest of his draw… :tape:
http://www.sapopentennis.com/ftpuploads/MDS.pdf
Allez Ernests! :dance:

this is starting to be scary actually :tape: I used to laugh about it, but he's at the same freaking spot every week!!
I used to believe that everything changes, but no it's always the same :lol:

Proxima2
02-06-2009, 10:51 PM
this is starting to be scary actually :tape: I used to laugh about it, but he's at the same freaking spot every week!!
I used to believe that everything changes, but no it's always the same :lol:

Yeah… for the same good old draws :rolleyes: But I hope the results will be different this time :devil: :p

cath85
02-06-2009, 10:57 PM
Yeah… for the same good old draws :rolleyes: But I hope the results will be different this time :devil: :p

let's hope for that... although we haven't had much variety in that departement either :rolleyes: but nothing lasts forever :p

Proxima2
02-06-2009, 11:05 PM
let's hope for that... although we haven't had much variety in that departement either :rolleyes: but nothing lasts forever :p

I'm sure of it! ;)

Nanda
02-06-2009, 11:29 PM
Well, it´s more of the same for Gulbis...:rolleyes:
But we can see that in a good way: there will be a livestream!:p

but-it's-ok
02-07-2009, 08:43 AM
Good luck Erno:rocker:;):hug:

Truedaisy
02-07-2009, 02:40 PM
Ernie, please work on not getting upset by bad line calls so you won't give matches away anymore (and lose to the Dodigs of this world). :p :rolleyes: And remember, you gave Roddick a complete drubbing for nearly 2 sets at the USO before you melted. Revenge, man, revenge. :devil:

Good luck at the SAP!!! :wavey:

Truedaisy
02-07-2009, 03:21 PM
Enjoy yourself in Memphis:hug:

Thanks, Di! :D

ekkikossar
02-08-2009, 03:58 PM
Hi, Im back from Zagreb, finally! And, despite what happened on Thursday, I must say Im pretty happy with my trip. Mostly because I saw Ernests in person, once again – which always gets me super-happy. Second, because I really enjoyed his first round match against Dima. I had a good spot and he played really good to me! As Cath already said, the construction of his game was good and so I was :woohoo: all the time. Well, after he lost the first set I was a bit worried, but still I knew he could win the match. It was then that I decided to whip out the Latvian flag from my purse (I hadn’t done that before, because I felt shy). I was like ‘maybe this will remind him he has to fight’. And it worked! :lol: Of course it was not the flag, it was all thanks to his marvellous game. But Im happy I had the flag with me. I hope he could felt there was someone supporting him, although I was quite quiet all the match.
Then the news that he would not have had to face Andreev in 2nd round came, and so I was even more excited – I let my imagination run wild and even daydreamed of him winning the tournament (that’s when I decided I would have stayed in Zagreb until he lost, ignoring all my other commitments at home for this week). You can figure how much I was “pumped up”.;)
But everything that rises must also come down, as they say. I guess I got that much disappointed after his loss against Dodig because I had too many expectations. I guess it must have been the same to many of you… I read someone thought, as me, that this could have been his first tourney.
About his second round, there’s nothing more to add to what Sandra already said. Her report of the match is way better than the one I could do, so thank you Sandra ;) And you all can also peacefully trust what Ernests himself said after the match, that he was SO upset after those line calls and the umpire overrulings. I was rather pissed about those things, too. Of course I was much more frustrated by his behaviour on court, because I think he can control himself more than that… but it’s ok. I mean, we all know how he is hot-headed and what he does is part of what he is. And, honestly, I love what he is, although I keep on being disappointed after losses (how could I not be, being his fan?).
Im thankful to all of you who felt sorry for me, but I need to say Im starting to think that, to me, it’s better attending to his lost matches than dealing with them being at home. I believe it’s because when you are there you can actually understand and perceive much more things about what’s going on.

Concerning what I read here (someone’s reaction to his loss), I can understand you – which doesn’t mean I can justify you, tho. When I read Nadia’s post, I felt totally in agreement with her, with every single point she made. So, no need to repeat what she wrote, but it’s like this in my opinion, too.

In the end, I think it’s always worth watching him play and supporting him, because, in spite of the losses, the bratting, the frustrating fear he might never achieve the result his tennis deserves, when Ernests plays at his best, there is no more beautiful player to watch.

So, come on, now, Erno: rock the SAP Open – for Edna’s pleasure!

EDIT: I just read the Andre Gomes analysis of the match… :lol: :lol:
Links:
Analysis before the Gulbis-Dodig match - here (http://andregomes.apostaganha.pt/atp-zagreb-tennis-pick-ernests-gulbis-vs-ivan-dodig/)
This should serve as a warning to anyone trying to foretell things about Erno. You end making a fool of yourself: that’s what happens when you break the 11th commandment: “You shall not predict God's Ernests Gulbis’ actions”. lol

but-it's-ok
02-08-2009, 04:10 PM
Thanks Camilla for your report;) I fully respect everything you've said;) I'm glad you had a nice time:hug:

I cant justify my reaction to his loss,I said dreadful things. I will never react like that again;)

but-it's-ok
02-08-2009, 05:16 PM
Ernests is also in Doubles action in San Jose:banana:

He's teaming up with Igor Kunitsyn:aplot: They will play Stephen Huss of Australia and Ross Hutchins of Great Britain in the opening round.

Full draw is here;)http://www.sapopentennis.com/ftpuploads/ftpuploads/MDD.pdf

Good luck guys:rocker2:

littlevictories
02-08-2009, 06:05 PM
Ernests is also in Doubles action in San Jose:banana:

He better not win anything, im away all next week so I won't see it! :p

Proxima2
02-08-2009, 06:06 PM
:wavey: Thanks for your report Camilla! Glad to know you had a good trip, nevertheless :hug:



Oh oh! Ernests in Doubles :D Very good news! Thanks Di! :dance:

meitene
02-08-2009, 07:14 PM
i am starting to look forward to the next few weeks :] even if he loses, i hope Ernie gives the matches his best. :rocker2: doubles look like they could be fun.

and thanks for the report, Camilla!:hatoff:


sarrrrrauj!

Truedaisy
02-09-2009, 01:06 AM
when you are there you can actually understand and perceive much more things about what’s going on.


In the end, I think it’s always worth watching him play and supporting him, because, in spite of the losses, the bratting, the frustrating fear he might never achieve the result his tennis deserves, when Ernests plays at his best, there is no more beautiful player to watch.



Camilla, what a nice post that was! Thank you! I'm glad you had a good time. I love your perspective on the whole thing. I totally agree with you on the first point. All the more reason for restraint the next time he loses. :p

The second point you could not have said better. When I was planning my trip to Memphis, I decided that even if he lost again in the second round (I SURE HOPE NOT!!! :armed:) it would still be worth going for the sheer pleasure of watching him play in person. I'm really psyched for it. :yeah:

-Evita-
02-09-2009, 10:02 AM
Camilla, thank you very much for your report :) I'm glad you enjoyed your time there.

I'm also glad that Ernie is playing doubles again. I think the last time he played was when he got the title in Houston. :scratch: Anyway, he was practicing together with Kunitsyn in the off season so presumably they should play well together :yeah:

Ernests isn't playing any matches on Monday yet.

Proxima2
02-09-2009, 04:18 PM
It seems that Ernests will also play Doubles with Kunitsyn in Memphis. Good for Edna ;)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=137728

but-it's-ok
02-09-2009, 04:31 PM
It seems that Ernests will also play Doubles with Kunitsyn in Memphis. Good for Edna ;)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=137728

Exciting:bounce: Thats great for Edna,an extra chance to see Erno:dance: Thanks for that info Stella:hug:

I'd love to watch Erno and Kuni in combo:sobbing:

Truedaisy
02-09-2009, 05:04 PM
Thanks Stella, Di...:D

Doubles... :drool:

Proxima2
02-09-2009, 10:20 PM
Ernests will play tomorrow the 3rd match on Center Court (matches start at: 9:45 AM)
But, against Mello :scratch: Where is Darcis? Is he injured?

He will also play the Doubles (last match on Courtside Club 16 — matches start at: 4:00 PM). What a day for Ernests!

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/424/op.pdf

Nanda
02-09-2009, 10:30 PM
Hey, he will play against a brazilian! :)
This year is kind of "come back year" for Ricardo Mello. I don´t know why, but the last couple of years he was reaaaally bad ranked.
But he won a challenger here in Brazil, Aberto de São Paulo, in january.

ekkikossar
02-09-2009, 11:05 PM
Bad ranked opponent, lol, we know something about how dangerous they can be :lol: right, Erno? :lol:

Joking apart, I need some help to understand about what time Erno's match will begin, here in dear old Europe. I calculated midnight, but I suck so much at this...

ClubFed
02-09-2009, 11:09 PM
Well, since you're in Italy (I believe :p) I think you're ahead 8 hours. Because I know New York is ahead of California by 3 hours, and England is ahead of NY for 5 hours :p I hope that's correct.

ETA: and I estimated that each match before his would run for about an hour. So I'd say he's on at about 12PM California time.

cath85
02-09-2009, 11:40 PM
we're 9 hours ahead of California. we're one hour ahead of England :p
that would make it 9 pm here, but it's most likely it will start later ;) around 10 maybe

but-it's-ok
02-10-2009, 07:26 AM
Steve:awww::hug: Hope its nothing serious and he'll be playing again soon;) New situation,new challenge,same opportunity;)

Sarauj Erno:rocker2: Davai Kuni;)

-Evita-
02-10-2009, 08:42 AM
Against Mello? Good luck Gulbis :)

Is there a live stream from San Jose? I didn't check yesterday :o

but-it's-ok
02-10-2009, 08:44 AM
I have had terrible difficulty finding any free live streaming for San Jose. There's some on the Tournament website,but you have to pay for it.

cath85
02-10-2009, 09:13 AM
I have had terrible difficulty finding any free live streaming for San Jose. There's some on the Tournament website,but you have to pay for it.

yeah it looks like that one is the only one. but it is quite expensive :rolleyes: is the quality at least good?

ellen_
02-10-2009, 09:35 AM
For those who want to know what's going on with Darcis - he has a foot injury. Normally he would've played in Zagreb too, so I guess it's still the same injury.

Proxima2
02-10-2009, 10:31 AM
For those who want to know what's going on with Darcis - he has a foot injury. Normally he would've played in Zagreb too, so I guess it's still the same injury.

Thanks for that info, Ellen :)

And good luck Ernests! :cool:

ekkikossar
02-10-2009, 11:24 AM
10 pm? such a good time and no streaming. this is killing me.
i bet his second round (if there will be a second round - i dont wanna break the 11th commandment ;)) will be much later here and obviously I wont be able to watch it because of crappy uni commitments. and it will be the second time i miss him against roddick. grrr

Truedaisy
02-10-2009, 11:52 AM
I have had terrible difficulty finding any free live streaming for San Jose. There's some on the Tournament website,but you have to pay for it.

Leave it to Americans to make coverage so exclusive that everyone will have to pay for it, even for livestreaming. It had better be at least good. :(

but-it's-ok
02-10-2009, 12:38 PM
Thanks for the news on Steve,Ellen;) I hope his foot injury will clear very soon.

I have no idea what the quality of the stream will be like but it had better be especially good for all who pay to watch(fingers crossed the stream behaves itself).

Truedaisy
02-10-2009, 09:04 PM
They're about to start but livestreaming is bad. Camera is set from a good distance so I'm glad Ernie's wearing that yellow shirt again. :p Good luck Ernie! :D

ekkikossar
02-11-2009, 01:51 PM
Good he beat Mello, less good he and Igor lost their match, but nevermind, next time things will go better! ;)
Let's stay positive and, please Ernests, be cruel to Andy, if you can.

but-it's-ok
02-11-2009, 01:52 PM
Good he beat Mello, less good he and Igor lost their match, but nevermind, next time things will go better! ;)
Let's stay positive and, please Ernests, be cruel to Andy, if you can.

Agreed:D

I hope his knee is OK:awww: Good luck Erno:rocker2:

Elena.
02-11-2009, 02:27 PM
Let's stay positive and, please Ernests, be cruel to Andy, if you can.

Looking forward to see this match :cool:

Truedaisy
02-12-2009, 01:11 AM
Ernests will play the second match of the evening on Thursday. It will probably start around 9PM. Good luck, Ernie! It's time to even the score against Roddick! ;)

ellen_
02-12-2009, 05:23 AM
So that makes it 6am CET :yawn: Luckily I practiced to be up this early today. Are there no illegal streams yet? Because the quality was really too bad to pay for :rolleyes:

Elena.
02-12-2009, 09:52 AM
At 6am ? :unsure: no good

cath85
02-12-2009, 09:59 AM
there's really only one person I would get up this early for! unluckily I haven't practised today, so it might be a little hard for me :S

Dora1206
02-12-2009, 10:34 AM
very good saying:
"There is five days in the year when you overcome anybody.
There is five days in the year when you lose by anybody.
The others decide it, how playful you are."

a little bit typical onto him, not?

Good luck Erni!

but-it's-ok
02-12-2009, 12:21 PM
5 am:help: I am out of practice for waking up that early:lol: Play your best Erno;)

meitene
02-13-2009, 03:40 AM
almost midnight here, and i guess i'll stay up way late to see what's going to happen. :p
i'm nervous.. a little. haha

cath85
02-13-2009, 03:48 AM
it's almost 6am here and I slept two hours at best :lol: it's gonna be an awful day :rolleyes:

Nanda
02-13-2009, 03:50 AM
Here it´s almost 3 am. Maybe I can get some sleep before my class.;)

Truedaisy
02-13-2009, 03:53 AM
It's near midnight here. They're about to start. It's going to be a looong night. Go Ernie! :D

krfreak
02-13-2009, 04:02 AM
just got back frm school-it's 1 pm here;)
too bad i can't watch him play.Meh.:p

but are they really gonna play this late? it should be..11pm there right?:confused:

there is no live stream right? (besides the tourney website)

meitene
02-13-2009, 04:14 AM
it's actually a little after 9pm in Cali.

and i think you can purchase a bad quality stream from the b2 networks website.

valkyra
02-13-2009, 04:14 AM
7 am here :worship: i just woke up. go Erno! :bounce:

krfreak
02-13-2009, 04:20 AM
it's actually a little after 9pm in Cali.

and i think you can purchase a bad quality stream from the b2 networks website.

thanks!;)
i ddin't know i was 9pm-my ipod said it's 11:angel:..
anyways...good luck Ernie!:)

kayce
02-13-2009, 05:06 AM
This is one of the few tournaments on my time zone... It's kinda nice, but then matches are going on while I'm in class...

The livestream sucks. Not worthy of the 10 dollars it costs.

Proxima2
02-13-2009, 09:32 PM
Ernests will play his 1st round match against Taylor DENT in Memphis. And his possible 2nd round is… Del Potro. Incredible… :confused: (at least, he will not play WC Roddick :tape: :rolleyes:)

Good luck in the 1st round, Ernests! :rocker2:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/402/mds.pdf

Nanda
02-13-2009, 10:02 PM
Good luck, Ernests! Do your miracle!:yippee:

cath85
02-13-2009, 10:07 PM
haha I love it! I don't know in what shape dent is right now, but I hope erno will make it passed him first of all. good luck in any way, it's time to break the curse!!

Truedaisy
02-14-2009, 12:59 AM
What sort of a funny face does Ernie make when he sees his draws, I wonder? Seriously, Dent should be no trouble. He is ranked #662 and hasn't played in many tournaments recently so Ernie should win this one, unless bad line calls will get to him again. :tape: But then here comes JMDP, who's on a roll. :rolleyes: All I can say is- it should be a good tight match. ;)

ClubFed
02-14-2009, 01:31 AM
What sort of a funny face does Ernie make when he sees his draws, I wonder?

The first half of last season: :eek:

Wimbledon to the end of the year: :eek:....:o.....:confused:

Nowadays: :spit: :haha: ......:rolleyes:

Truedaisy
02-14-2009, 03:03 AM
:haha: Leanne, I was hoping you'd make a guess....:lol:

ClubFed
02-14-2009, 03:25 AM
:haha: Leanne, I was hoping you'd make a guess....:lol:

:lol: Glad you enjoyed :)

Although, I gotta say, I'm not sure if those faces are as much of Ernie's as they are of me :lol:

ellen_
02-14-2009, 07:40 AM
Oh not JM again :sobbing: This isn't funny anymore.... Although :lol: it kinda is in some way. He didn't get Roddick idd, but my poor country mate Darcis got Andy now in 1st round. :rolleyes: I get zero opportunities to support Andy lately, it's either Erno or a Belgian who plays him.

Anyway, he HAS to win from Dent. It's just a matter of reputation, he can't lose from him... no way.
(Yes, I know he can :rolls:)

-Evita-
02-14-2009, 08:21 AM
Haha, nice draw again, Ernie :rolleyes: I'm not worried about Dent, he always gets past the first round. But I would love it if del Potro was the one against whom he broke the second round curse. It would be an excellent revenge :devil:

[5] STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs QUALIFIER
KOUBEK, Stefan AUT vs GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
GULBIS, Ernests LAT vs DENT, Taylor USA
CANAS, Guillermo ARG vs [2] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG

but-it's-ok
02-14-2009, 08:50 AM
My reaction:help::spit::fiery::crying2:

Now go and tear into the bottom:confused::lol:half of the draw and rock Memphis Erno:banana::rocker2:

ekkikossar
02-14-2009, 11:19 AM
It would be an excellent revenge :devil:I have kind of lost count of the people he has to take revenge on:rolleyes:

cath85
02-14-2009, 11:39 AM
I have kind of lost count of the people he has to take revenge on:rolleyes:

:lol: I just hope he some day takes some of those revenges :rolleyes:

valkyra
02-14-2009, 12:49 PM
hey, have you read this?
http://www.tennisreporters.net/gulbis021109.html

I hope Erno gets better soon! :hug:

Truedaisy
02-14-2009, 12:54 PM
Fish upset del Potro :devil: (sorry JMDP fans). That means he'll go to Memphis with a little less swagger. That's good for Ernie, who's got no swaggering rights these days. :sad:

Proxima2
02-15-2009, 09:08 AM
Ernests and Igor will play their first match against Nieminen/Soderling in Memphis. I hope they are better prepared than in San Jose. Good luck boys! :cool:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/402/mdd.pdf

ellen_
02-15-2009, 09:17 AM
Ernests and Igor will play their first match against Nieminen/Soderling in Memphis. I hope they are better prepared than in San Jose. Good luck boys! :cool:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/402/mdd.pdf

lol what a first round. I saw Nieminen outplaying the Bryans in San José, he played together with Bopanna there though. Good luck for the boys anyway :yeah: They can only do their best.

Proxima2
02-15-2009, 09:25 AM
lol what a first round. I saw Nieminen outplaying the Bryans in San José, he played together with Bopanna there though. Good luck for the boys anyway :yeah: They can only do their best.

Ellen, "Impossible is nothing", no? ;) :p

ellen_
02-15-2009, 09:29 AM
They better both wear the sexy grey shirt with that slogan on :aplot: Unfortunately, Igor is Fila :awww:

Proxima2
02-15-2009, 09:41 AM
:lol: Love the grey shirt :hearts:
I have to say that I'm a little bit bored with the yellow shirt. Ernests better wear another colour (red, for exemple :aplot:). Maybe it's the yellow who jinx him… :rolleyes: :lol:

ellen_
02-15-2009, 09:47 AM
I found this about yellow :tape: (Source: http://www.squidoo.com/colorexpert)

Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.


How the color yellow effects us mentally and physically
* Mentally stimulating
* Stimulates the nervous system
* Activates memory
* Encourages communication

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Proxima2
02-15-2009, 09:57 AM
I found this about yellow :tape: (Source: http://www.squidoo.com/colorexpert)

Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.


How the color yellow effects us mentally and physically
* Mentally stimulating
* Stimulates the nervous system
* Activates memory
* Encourages communication

:haha: :haha: :haha:

omg, Ernests… :haha: :haha: :haha: Apparently, the colors have no influence on him :tape:

reggie1
02-15-2009, 06:38 PM
I thought he looked very handsome in Wimbly whites, that was when I first noticed him. Best of luck Ernests.

but-it's-ok
02-15-2009, 06:50 PM
Mellow yellow not for you Erno:lol::lol::rolls: Time to go back to the fiery red:rocker2:

Interesting doubles draw. Good luck Erno and Kuni:rocker:

ellen_
02-16-2009, 10:29 PM
Erno plays 2nd match at Center Court tomorrow, after a women's match that starts at 10am (5pm CET). :) No doubles action yet... And no livestream... :fiery:

cath85
02-16-2009, 11:01 PM
the no livestream part is killing me :( but it's a pretty good time for Europeans, could be far worse :lol:

Truedaisy
02-17-2009, 04:56 AM
hey guys! :wavey: I'm here in Memphis and I had an Ernie sighting today. And because I'm very excited about it I know I'll be writing a long post here and still feel I haven't said enough (blame it on the virus and my propensity for long-windedness). So I created a blog (http://truedaisy.blogspot.com) in case you're interested. I wrote it for the most part with you in mind. I also took a few pictures today and I hope they'll come out alright for your benefit. You'll just have to wait awhile for them. As it happens, there are plenty of tennis players staying at my hotel that I even get to ride with them to and from the tourney site but as luck would have it, Ernie is not one of them. :sad: Sorry about the absence of livestream. The Racquet Club of Memphis is old-establishment type and I imagine that the absence of a single tv crew today was in keeping with the club's (rather stodgy) character (or lack of organization :lol:). Anyway, I'll be writing in the blog about the match tomorrow, that's assuming that I can concentrate well enough on the match. :o

ellen_
02-17-2009, 05:19 AM
Edna! My eyes weren't fast enough yet (it's very early here) to read your post and your blog as quickly as I wanted :lol: I wanted to know everything at once. Thanks :hug: It's a really nice story (and that on the first day!), I hope there will come many more. It's good to know that he is interested in tennis :rolleyes: I feared for that... but seeing some other players' matches is good for him (of course, if they make the same amount of UE's.. it's not THAT good :lol:)

Enjoy the match and your stay (a long stay, preferably), in the hotel with some players :aplot: I guess we can wait for pictures, we're used to that :p It's nice of you to think of us by writing a blog, really :hug:

but-it's-ok
02-17-2009, 07:47 AM
Edna,its nice of you to create a blog with us in mind:awww::hug: Nice to hear that Erno was watching Kuni play:yeah: Great story;) Hope there are a few more chapters;) Enjoy yourself watching Erno,have fun:hug:

cath85
02-17-2009, 09:24 AM
thanks for your blog! it's so sweet of you to write it with us in mind! can't wait to hear from the next days! as ellen said it's good to see him attend other matches, I hope he was focused enough to learn smth from it lol and about the joking with his dad, I'm not surprised, they did that in metz too. they seem to have a very cool relationship, it's good to see!!

-Evita-
02-17-2009, 10:33 AM
hey guys! :wavey: I'm here in Memphis and I had an Ernie sighting today. And because I'm very excited about it I know I'll be writing a long post here and still feel I haven't said enough (blame it on the virus and my propensity for long-windedness). So I created a blog (http://truedaisy.blogspot.com) in case you're interested. I wrote it for the most part with you in mind. I also took a few pictures today and I hope they'll come out alright for your benefit. You'll just have to wait awhile for them. As it happens, there are plenty of tennis players staying at my hotel that I even get to ride with them to and from the tourney site but as luck would have it, Ernie is not one of them. :sad: Sorry about the absence of livestream. The Racquet Club of Memphis is old-establishment type and I imagine that the absence of a single tv crew today was in keeping with the club's (rather stodgy) character (or lack of organization :lol:). Anyway, I'll be writing in the blog about the match tomorrow, that's assuming that I can concentrate well enough on the match. :o

I enjoyed your blog very much and I'm looking forward to its updates every day :) Especially when Ernests plays :p

Proxima2
02-17-2009, 02:40 PM
Hey, Edna! :wavey:
Great idea! I love your blog :) Have fun in Memphis and continue to write vibrant reports every day :yeah:

ClubFed
02-17-2009, 03:20 PM
Edna :hearts: You're so sweet :worship: Thanks so much, and I hope you have an even better day today. I just read your blog with a smile on my face throughout :)

valkyra
02-17-2009, 05:07 PM
Much appreciated, Edna! :kiss::bigclap: Thanks a lot, i really enjoyed reading your blog :worship:


Good luck, Erno! :cool:

Jamie Quek
02-17-2009, 05:56 PM
I enjoyed it too,very much!
Thank you Edna!:worship:

ellen_
02-17-2009, 06:54 PM
:banana: 2 round! I'm quite sure it was an awful match to watch though, but it's a win so it's good. Waiting for Edna's report ;)

And I promise I'll wash the hoodie again on Thursday... :angel:

yaniss
02-17-2009, 08:48 PM
I just read quite an interesting post in GM http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=8174612&postcount=1
Apparently it's quite tough getting ends meet with 500K in this sport, according to Gulbis.

ekkikossar
02-17-2009, 09:14 PM
Edna, thanks a lot for reporting from day1 in Memphis. You are really very kind and God knows how much we all need to be in touch with you now that you are there with Ernie (and his Dad, and Karl:)).

Janis, thank you too for the link you posted. It was indeed interesting, although those things were in the air, I think. I've sometimes wondered how Ernests' income and expenses may be balanced, and its really no surprize "he basically has zero".
And if he's like that, I just dont want to think about how those poor players (who have not a rich dad to shell out allowance) make ends meet.:rolleyes:

but-it's-ok
02-17-2009, 09:39 PM
Well done on the win Erno:) Play like crap and still win eh:lol:

2nd round jinx won't end any time soon if he plays like that.

As for the article,I would rather not have seen it:shrug: I don't like it.

ellen_
02-18-2009, 05:04 AM
:rolleyes: No oop luck either, LAST match on court 1 for his doubles match. There are 6 matches before him, and one of them is Nieminen's singles match...

Impressive serve stats from JM in his match against Canas btw :unsure:

~*BGT*~
02-18-2009, 05:08 AM
:secret: I don't want to jinx Ernie, but I picked him to win this tournament. :angel:

ellen_
02-18-2009, 05:12 AM
:secret: I don't want to jinx Ernie, but I picked him to win this tournament. :angel:

:sobbing: We're doomed... We're coming after you if he loses tomorrow :devil:

but-it's-ok
02-18-2009, 06:46 AM
:secret: I don't want to jinx Ernie, but I picked him to win this tournament. :angel:

:hysteric::haha::haha:

ekkikossar
02-18-2009, 03:21 PM
"He was with Ainars. I think they came near the end of the 1st set. They were sitting three rows above me so I didn't have the pleasure of reading his facial expressions while he watched Vika. Damn! Well folks, I'll leave it to your rich imagination."
Edna, I reckon leave it to my rich imagination is the biggest unforced error you could do. ;)

But I just love your blog, and need it like air. So I wont blame on you, because you didnt turn and just attended to Vika's match with your back to the court, like all of us would have done... :p

Truedaisy
02-18-2009, 05:13 PM
the biggest unforced error you could do.[/B] ;)

:haha: :haha:

Thanks, guys, for your comments about the blog. :D I'm really happy that you like it. But really, don't think I'm so selfless. I need something to do during my off-time and it's nice to do a blog when there's a waiting audience. :lol: So the pleasure is mine. Also, as much as I'd like to visit here daily this week, I can't because I'm using the hotel's "business center" and I'd be too embarrassed if the person next to me should look at my screen and see all the avvys, rocking heads, and dancing bananas. :o I might be booted out of the business center in no time! :lol: And Cath, I'll see if I can fix the blog so that you can leave comments there if you'd like to. I'm still so new to it.

cath85
02-18-2009, 05:42 PM
:haha: :haha:

Thanks, guys, for your comments about the blog. :D I'm really happy that you like it. But really, don't think I'm so selfless. I need something to do during my off-time and it's nice to do a blog when there's a waiting audience. :lol: So the pleasure is mine. Also, as much as I'd like to visit here daily this week, I can't because I'm using the hotel's "business center" and I'd be too embarrassed if the person next to me should look at my screen and see all the avvys, rocking heads, and dancing bananas. :o I might be booted out of the business center in no time! :lol: And Cath, I'll see if I can fix the blog so that you can leave comments there if you'd like to. I'm still so new to it.

I don't know if you can fix it, but the person who leaves a comment needs to enter the URL of their blog. that's what I did but then an error occurred. I hate when that happens :lol: maybe my kind of blog is just none of the allowed URLs

reggie1
02-18-2009, 06:34 PM
Hello everyone, I've not had much time to post over the last few days but really glad to see Ernie beat Dent as he can still be a tricky customer over the other side of the net.
I love your blog Edna, your comment about rocking heads and dancing bananas really made me laugh. The person next to you would think "WTH?"

Proxima2
02-19-2009, 06:42 AM
Ernests will play against Del Potro on the Stadium (not before 1:00 PM). And there will be a livestream! :dance:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/402/op.pdf

cath85
02-19-2009, 07:49 AM
memphis is now listed on channelsurfing, but only from 2PM EST. I just hope that's a lie and it will start earlier :p

krfreak
02-19-2009, 07:59 AM
new post on edna's blog!
http://truedaisy.blogspot.com/

cath85
02-19-2009, 11:34 AM
new post on edna's blog!
http://truedaisy.blogspot.com/

yeah I loved the end of it :lol:
she's a very lucky woman :p

bet365 has listed the match, so we should get to see him tonight :D

Dora1206
02-19-2009, 12:04 PM
is bet365 livestream free?

-Evita-
02-19-2009, 12:08 PM
I think you have to have some money in your bet365 account in order to be able to see the livestream :( But perhaps channelsurfing or another free resource will pick up the stream, too :D

cath85
02-19-2009, 12:15 PM
I think you have to have some money in your bet365 account in order to be able to see the livestream :( But perhaps channelsurfing or another free resource will pick up the stream, too :D

you only need to register. they are gonna ask you to put money in your account in order to complete the registration, but it will be complete even without doing that. just stop after the first step of the registration, not like I did :rolleyes:

Dora1206
02-19-2009, 12:20 PM
thank you:)then rather channelsurfing

Jamie Quek
02-19-2009, 01:28 PM
you only need to register. they are gonna ask you to put money in your account in order to complete the registration, but it will be complete even without doing that. just stop after the first step of the registration, not like I did :rolleyes:

You mean you went to the next step and had to pay for bet365, cath?

cath85
02-19-2009, 02:14 PM
You mean you went to the next step and had to pay for bet365, cath?

yeah. it's very tricky, they make it sound like you have to make a minimum deposit of 10 euros, so I clicked on it. but then I remembered ellen told me she didn't have to pay anything and asked her, but it was already too late. I wasn't even sure I actually validated that step, until I got the receipt from my account. I asked them if I could get it back, but that's not possible with a deposit below 125 euros..

Jamie Quek
02-19-2009, 02:44 PM
yeah. it's very tricky, they make it sound like you have to make a minimum deposit of 10 euros, so I clicked on it. but then I remembered ellen told me she didn't have to pay anything and asked her, but it was already too late. I wasn't even sure I actually validated that step, until I got the receipt from my account. I asked them if I could get it back, but that's not possible with a deposit below 125 euros..
Oh dear... I wonder if there is any difference between putting a deposit and not putting one.
I was nearly tricked too, I didnt want to have an aco**** after seeing that I had to put in a deposit. But I got myself out of the trap in the end.

cath85
02-19-2009, 03:03 PM
Oh dear... I wonder if there is any difference between putting a deposit and not putting one.
I was nearly tricked too, I didnt want to have an aco**** after seeing that I had to put in a deposit. But I got myself out of the trap in the end.

lucky you :p oh well I'm happy it's not more than 10 euros ;)

reggie1
02-19-2009, 03:21 PM
Good luck Ernie! I'll be rooting for you and will try to catch some of the match.

lwalters
02-19-2009, 03:29 PM
memphis is now listed on channelsurfing, but only from 2PM EST. I just hope that's a lie and it will start earlier :p


There's no need for it to start earlier, as 2PM EST = 1pm CST = 7pm GMT, so channelsurfing starts at the same time as the del Potro challenge.

cath85
02-19-2009, 03:41 PM
There's no need for it to start earlier, as 2PM EST = 1pm CST = 7pm GMT, so channelsurfing starts at the same time as the del Potro challenge.

pfff for some reason I keep mixing up the different time zones. I mixed up EST with PST, there's really no excuse for that. thanks for correcting me :yeah:

ekkikossar
02-19-2009, 03:53 PM
So the choosen livestreaming for tonight is... channelsurfing!
Congratulations, congratulations...:worship:
pfff for some reason I keep mixing up the different time zones.Cath, Im even worse at dealing with time zones, so you can be relieved... just think I usually rely on you!;)

lucky you :p oh well I'm happy it's not more than 10 euros ;)O-oh, here we go, the first stage of a new disease called "spending money like Ernests does". When you reach the final step, you'll be like "oh, luckily its just some thousands dollars; and there's basically no difference in having them or not, you know..."


:p
(see his quotes in the last articles Janis posted, about income in tennis world)

cath85
02-19-2009, 04:06 PM
So the choosen livestreaming for tonight is... channelsurfing!
Congratulations, congratulations...:worship:
Cath, Im even worse at dealing with time zones, so you can be relieved... just think I usually rely on you!;)

O-oh, here we go, the first stage of a new disease called "spending money like Ernests does". When you reach the final step, you'll be like "oh, luckily its just some thousands dollars; and there's basically no difference in having them or not, you know..."


:p
(see his quotes in the last articles Janis posted, about income in tennis world)

:haha: oh no, I just caught another disease, like I didn't have already enough of ernests' related ones. I just hope I'll reach that final stage once, because that should mean I'd have enought money right? :p

and I thought the same when I read the quotes :lol:

Jamie Quek
02-19-2009, 04:13 PM
Oh my goodness! YOu know what I just realised, guys??
I can watch Ernests play on tv, LIVE!!:D:D:D
To think I just realised that!!
I'm so happy, I'm going to sleep now before waking up again later at 3am!

Nanda
02-19-2009, 04:19 PM
Oh my goodness! YOu know what I just realised, guys??
I can watch Ernests play on tv, LIVE!!:D:D:D
To think I just realised that!!
I'm so happy, I'm going to sleep now before waking up again later at 3am!

Me too!:bounce:
And I´ll record this match on DVD, you´ll never know with Ernests, maybe he will play his best tennis...:D

ellen_
02-19-2009, 04:20 PM
pfff for some reason I keep mixing up the different time zones. I mixed up EST with PST, there's really no excuse for that. thanks for correcting me :yeah:

I only corrected you yesterday :smash: What is wrong with you? :p Not enough sleep? So, to be clear... the match will start at 8pm OUR time :p

Jamie Quek
02-19-2009, 04:30 PM
Me too!:bounce:
And I´ll record this match on DVD, you´ll never know with Ernests, maybe he will play his best tennis...:D
:woohoo: HI-5!!!!!!!!!!!
Unfortunately, I dont have the luxury of recording it:sad:
But its ok, at elast I get to watch it on tv!!

ekkikossar
02-19-2009, 04:33 PM
the match will start at 8pm OUR time :pExactly OUR dinner time! Ernests is not happy if he doesnt deprive me of something. This time is not sleep, its dinner.
Im a saint...:angel: Aren't we all?

ClubFed
02-19-2009, 04:36 PM
Exactly OUR dinner time! Ernests is not happy if he doesnt deprive me of something. This time is not sleep, its dinner.
Im a saint...:angel: Aren't we all?

:haha: Why does he hate you so much? :awww:

ekkikossar
02-19-2009, 05:13 PM
:haha: Why does he hate you so much? :awww:Does he hate me?:scratch: I guess it's just me who love him too much...I should do something to forget my sad fate:drink::drink:

cath85
02-19-2009, 05:34 PM
I only corrected you yesterday :smash: What is wrong with you? :p Not enough sleep? So, to be clear... the match will start at 8pm OUR time :p

that was not the same. I just think everything is in california right now. I'm sure it's beautiful over there but still :lol:

Does he hate me?:scratch: I guess it's just me who love him too much...I should do something to forget my sad fate:drink::drink:

just have dinner earlier, like me right now, very quickly in front of my PC :p

ClubFed
02-19-2009, 06:03 PM
It's on now, for those who are on the channelsurfing site, click on the link under the Memphis link (weird).

cath85
02-21-2009, 12:03 AM
erno won a second round guys you're not gonna believe it!!!!!!!!!!!!
he just won his double's match, 6/3 6/7(3) 10/6
I tried to follow the scores, but in the end they were all messed up. and I didn't know who was serving when :lol: erno kinda served twice in a row unless I don't get the doubles rules, that's not right lol
he started with his service game though and made 2 aces, 4 points on his first serve. they actually took the first 6 points of the match. I'm not gonna say anything about the rest of the match, as I'm not sure about anything :lol:
so it looks like he's in the semi-final here. who would have thought :p

-Evita-
02-21-2009, 06:53 AM
Really? :eek: Perhaps he thought this was the first round :rolls:

Just kidding. May this bring luck and determination to him for singles too :)

valkyra
02-21-2009, 06:55 AM
Yay, Erno/Kuni! :bigclap: I guess this is because the doubles court is wider than the singles court. And because of this, all Erno's beautiful shots which were just out, playing on singles court, were now in. :rolleyes:

ellen_
02-21-2009, 07:48 AM
Whoaa this is great :banana: Go Ernie and Kuni! Next up: Fish/Knowles :unsure:

And please don't tell me they'll broadcast it :rolleyes: Couldn't they just schedule their match last, no? 2nd match is really bad, unless Sela-Stepanek play for 4 hours :crazy:

jitterbug
02-21-2009, 12:14 PM
Igor :hearts:

Oh, and good luck to Ernie too :p

Jamie Quek
02-21-2009, 02:20 PM
Really? :eek: Perhaps he thought this was the first round :rolls:

Just kidding. May this bring luck and determination to him for singles too :)

Now that's funny!:rolls:

Jamie Quek
02-21-2009, 02:38 PM
Whoaa this is great :banana: Go Ernie and Kuni! Next up: Fish/Knowles :unsure:

And please don't tell me they'll broadcast it :rolleyes: Couldn't they just schedule their match last, no? 2nd match is really bad, unless Sela-Stepanek play for 4 hours :crazy:

Now I know why you want Sela & Stepanek to play for 4 hours...;)

ellen_
02-21-2009, 02:42 PM
Now I know why you want Sela & Stepanek to play for 4 hours...;)

You do? :eek: :p lol we have an away game tonight at football, I will be home too late :tears:

Jamie Quek
02-21-2009, 03:38 PM
You do? :eek: :p lol we have an away game tonight at football, I will be home too late :tears:

I think I do know why...
According to the tv schedule in Singapore, there's a live match at 1am which I presume is Stepanek's.
Then there's live football at 2.55am.
Followed by live tennis again, at 5am (Roddick's).
Which means between 2.55 and 5, I highly doubt that they would broadcast Ernests' match.
That is also why you want Ernests' match to be at 5am??

Proxima2
02-21-2009, 06:41 PM
The Delray Beach draw is out. Ernests will play against Baghdatis in the 1st round :rolleyes:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/499/mds.pdf

cath85
02-21-2009, 07:10 PM
:haha: even when he's seeded, he gets bad draws. potential second round against sela, who's been having a good week now

stella, does he play doubles? I don't know where you always get the draws from, but I always get "tounament information not yet available" when I click on the link on atp