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Allez Nole! Le jour de gloire est arrivé! Marseille Cheering Thread. Semi v Tsonga

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Lee
02-20-2009, 01:22 PM
Nole said he returned well today, that's the key for his win today.

Lee
02-20-2009, 01:24 PM
So MTF determined to get back to normal after the match is over :p

MagicMilan
02-20-2009, 01:24 PM
getting better :yeah:
now the real challenge begins :unsure:

kalisita
02-20-2009, 01:26 PM
:bigclap: SFs! :bigclap: Gaining points! :bigclap:

I'm a little surprised how easy and relatively problem free it was. Nole has a knack lately for making matches harder than they need to be. So very nice today! He looked good out there, mentally. No real lapses. Also nice to see. :)

Now, SB most likely next. :ras::scared:

Herdwick
02-20-2009, 01:27 PM
A most pleasant experience all round today. Not sure we should get used to it - tomorrow will be rather different and that court will suit the SB. I shall get out my cauldron and concoct something nasty to blight his chances...:devil:

zsanika
02-20-2009, 01:28 PM
CONGRATS NOLE!!!!!!!!!it was a great mach!!!!!!!!!!!the 2nd set was fantastic

Lee
02-20-2009, 01:30 PM
Misha :inlove: He looks so good!

aeronatasha
02-20-2009, 01:49 PM
I just knew he'd behave today.:)
He was attacking the net quite a lot, and was pretty solid too. Wonderful shots on return and much more kill on the fh.

He is such a doll in black, I agree.;)

Lee
02-20-2009, 01:52 PM
I just knew he'd behave today.:)
He was attacking the net quite a lot, and was pretty solid too. Wonderful shots on return and much more kill on the fh.

In his post match interview after Hernych, he said attacking the net is the game he's working on.

He is such a doll in black, I agree.;)

:D

aeronatasha
02-20-2009, 02:10 PM
In his post match interview after Hernych, he said attacking the net is the game he's working on.



:D

Yeah, I heard that too. Well, it's a good plan for sure, he needs to up his net game, and this will only make him more confident. Nice to see groudies in a much better shape though.

Btw, black is most definately THE colour for him. Looks like a swift lynx in it.;)

zsanika
02-20-2009, 02:52 PM
Djokovic broke Zverev in the sixth game on a double fault from the German before winning 12 points in a row to serve out the first set and take a 2-0 lead in the second.

The third-ranked Serb converted his first match point with a forehand return winner across court.

“I was focused from the start,” Djokovic told Sport Plus television. “Mischa was trying to get to the net, but I really returned well. That was the key today.”

Djokovic will next face the winner of the match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

“I haven’t got a lot of success in the last two years here,” the Masters Cup winner said. “But this year, everything is going well.”

Djokovic lost in the first round in 2007 and in the second round last year.

*Raine
02-20-2009, 02:54 PM
:bounce::bigclap::bowdown::woohoo:Yay Novak won.

I wish I saw the match though.. if only I didn't forget that he has a match today. *sigh* :tape::cuckoo:


Btw, black is most definately THE colour for him. Looks like a swift lynx in it.;)

:D :hearts: I couldn't agree more.

zsanika
02-20-2009, 02:57 PM
"I felt really confident on court; I was playing all the right shots at the right time, being very consistent from all sides – especially on the return, which was the key to the match I think," said Djokovic. "I’m really feeling more comfortable on the court, every day I’m playing better – which is encouraging for upcoming challenges."

"Both are very powerful players, big servers and to have a big serve and high percentage of the first serves in is really important on this surface in this tournament," said Djokovic, looking ahead to the semi-final. "So it will be a really difficult match I expect but hopefully I can get a positive outcome."

Top seed Djokovic was rarely troubled by the world number 76, not facing a single break point in the 68-minute win.

Djokovic will next face either Spaniard Feliciano Lopez or local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

"Today, I returned well, I put him under constant pressure," said Djokovic, who stirred controversy for pulling out of his Australian Open quarter-final match against American Andy Roddick last month.
"After I pulled out in Melbourne, I went back to Monte Carlo to undergo tests that proved that I was exhausted.
"I then resumed training gradually before coming to Marseille on Friday. It is important to arrive early since the conditions, the balls, the surface change in every tournament.

"I now expect a tough semi-final since both players are at ease on this kind of quick surface," the Serb added.

Lee
02-20-2009, 03:28 PM
Djokovic broke Zverev in the sixth game on a double fault from the German before winning 12 points in a row to serve out the first set and take a 2-0 lead in the second.

The third-ranked Serb converted his first match point with a forehand return winner across court.

“I was focused from the start,” Djokovic told Sport Plus television. “Mischa was trying to get to the net, but I really returned well. That was the key today.”

Djokovic will next face the winner of the match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France and Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

“I haven’t got a lot of success in the last two years here,” the Masters Cup winner said. “But this year, everything is going well.”

Djokovic lost in the first round in 2007 and in the second round last year.

Mischa is German now?

ellen_
02-20-2009, 03:42 PM
Mischa is German now?

Yes, he represents Germany internationally. I only heard it during the match, didn't know it either. Born in Russia but became German.

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 03:44 PM
Mischa is German now?

I thought he has always been German? :shrug: At least in every match I've ever seen of his. His parents moved to Germany from Moscow when he was quite young I believe.

PennyThePenguin
02-20-2009, 03:44 PM
he has always represented germany I thought :D

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 03:57 PM
I found this made interesting reading - and very refreshing with all the Novak "hate" that goes around MTF! It proves that in "nornal" circles - many people have a very different opinion :) http://blog.open13.fr/2008/01/30/conference-de-presse-open13/

For those who do not read French, it is from a pre-tournament Press Conference involving Jean François Caujolle the Director of the tournament. He says that prior to the tournament they did on-line voting for local fans to say who they preferred to see at their tournament out of Nole and Nadal, and Nole won the vote :D

Also in this http://blog.open13.fr/2008/02/12/un-chauffeur-de-lopen13-se-devoile/ they chat to a tournamernt driver named Yannick. They ask him who, out of all the players he drove, left the best and most positive impression on him, and he replies "J’ai un bon souvenir de Djokovic, qui est quelqu’un de très abordable." ("I have great memories of Djokovic, who is someone always very accessible and engaging" :)

Lee
02-20-2009, 04:02 PM
Rose, let the haters hate :lol:

We will keep the good Nole to ourselves ;)

Lee
02-20-2009, 04:02 PM
Guess I hardly look into the country after a player's name on a draw sheet :p

Björki
02-20-2009, 04:08 PM
well done Nole :yeah:

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 04:16 PM
Rose, let the haters hate :lol:

We will keep the good Nole to ourselves ;)

If he cured world poverty and AIDS overnight, I guess they would still hate :rolleyes: It's just that their arbitrary hate of a kid they've never met (and I have) pisses me off big-time sometimes :devil:

About Zverev - I believe I heard somewhere that he also played at the Nikki Pilic Academy in Germany with Nole and Ernests - though I may be wrong there.

Lee
02-20-2009, 04:25 PM
If he cured world poverty and AIDS overnight, I guess they would still hate :rolleyes: It's just that their arbitrary hate of a kid they've never met (and I have) pisses me off big-time sometimes :devil:

That's their lost. And it's easier to hate someone you never met.

About Zverev - I believe I heard somewhere that he also played at the Nikki Pilic Academy in Germany with Nole and Ernests - though I may be wrong there.

Seems like Nole knows Zverev's game pretty well.

JWT is playing really well :( Nole, don't try to practise your "moving up to the net" game tomorrow :tape:

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 04:31 PM
That's their lost. And it's easier to hate someone you never met.



Seems like Nole knows Zverev's game pretty well.

JWT is playing really well :( Nole, don't try to practise your "moving up to the net" game tomorrow :tape:

JWT :unsure: Maybe Lopez will beat him tonight? (Ever hopeful!) I somehow dread how Nole will cope playing him in front of all the French fans in a rowdy night match :help: I think it's "vamos Feli" tonight for sure!

Lee
02-20-2009, 04:59 PM
Well, Nole survived his match vs Chardy and he expects the crowd will be fully supporting any Frenchies.

Not much chance from Lopez so far :tape:

Lee
02-20-2009, 05:00 PM
And it's Mohamed Lahyani umpiring the match again. So far I only saw Lahyani and the female umpire on center court :p

shuhrat
02-20-2009, 05:10 PM
I found this made interesting reading - and very refreshing with all the Novak "hate" that goes around MTF! It proves that in "nornal" circles - many people have a very different opinion :) http://blog.open13.fr/2008/01/30/conference-de-presse-open13/

For those who do not read French, it is from a pre-tournament Press Conference involving Jean François Caujolle the Director of the tournament. He says that prior to the tournament they did on-line voting for local fans to say who they preferred to see at their tournament out of Nole and Nadal, and Nole won the vote :D

Also in this http://blog.open13.fr/2008/02/12/un-chauffeur-de-lopen13-se-devoile/ they chat to a tournamernt driver named Yannick. They ask him who, out of all the players he drove, left the best and most positive impression on him, and he replies "J’ai un bon souvenir de Djokovic, qui est quelqu’un de très abordable." ("I have great memories of Djokovic, who is someone always very accessible and engaging" :)
Impressive!! :worship:
Everyday I think "I'm very lucky to know a person like you." :inlove:

Lee
02-20-2009, 05:11 PM
Vamos LaLo!

amdany
02-20-2009, 05:15 PM
Well, Nole survived his match vs Chardy and he expects the crowd will be fully supporting any Frenchies.

Not much chance from Lopez so far :tape:

true but chardy is not Tsonga:angel: people like Jo much more than Jeremy! and Jo hasn't won yet:o

but anyway, Nole is used to play against a home crowd so best of luck to him:D

Lee
02-20-2009, 05:19 PM
I think Nole is OK with an hostile crowd when he expects it. As long as nobody is hacking him.

amdany
02-20-2009, 05:24 PM
I think Nole is OK with an hostile crowd when he expects it. As long as nobody is hacking him.

yes I think so too

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 05:32 PM
For those without the patience of Live streams

TV 5 International are showing Highlights of Semis
followed by Live Coverage of the Marseille Final on Sunday

13:25 CET on Sunday

on SKY in UK Channel 799

Thanks :hug: I always kind of forget I can access some French and Spanish channels on Sky. Let's just hope he gets to the final then :)

And it's Mohamed Lahyani umpiring the match again. So far I only saw Lahyani and the female umpire on center court :p

I am always happy to look at Mr. Lahyani :) Vamos Feli :rocker:

kalisita
02-20-2009, 05:32 PM
LaLo and SB in 3rd set. Dare we hope?

I also think Nole will be okay with the crowd if he plays Tsonga since he'll know to expect it. They have played each other in France before. And you would have thought that Melbourne was in France for the AO final last year!

Lee
02-20-2009, 05:36 PM
Vamos Lalo :unsure:

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 05:38 PM
Vamos Lalo :unsure:

:lol: I know - I'm saying it too, - and I don't even much like LaLo!

Lee
02-20-2009, 05:43 PM
I am pretty impressed with LaLo's backhand (as compare to what he used to have)

Lee
02-20-2009, 05:45 PM
So it's vs Tsonga tomorrow. Probably a day match since Simon is playing at night.

ellen_
02-20-2009, 05:47 PM
Evening session tomorrow. I'll miss it and I didn't even realize... :sobbing:

Damn it, MTF is bothering me. I have to send all my posts at least 5 times and type them again :rolleyes: :fiery:

kalisita
02-20-2009, 05:47 PM
Tsonga it shall be! Expected results I'm afraid of putting our hopes in Feli's basket. :sad:

Lee
02-20-2009, 05:49 PM
Evening session tomorrow. I'll miss it and I didn't even realize... :sobbing:

Both SF will play at night?

zsanika
02-20-2009, 05:51 PM
Tsonga will be the next :-(((((
good luck Nole!!!!!!!!!!we are with you!!!!!!!!!!you can do it!

ellen_
02-20-2009, 05:51 PM
Both SF will play at night?

Oh apparently no evening session tomorrow. :banana:

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 05:53 PM
Tsonga :unsure: Oh my - good job Herdwick is out tonight - don't want to depress her any earlier than necessary. Not sure about the schedule - according to this from the site http://www.open13.fr/programme-semaine.html they will be in the afternoon, as there is no evening session. I assume Nole/Tsonga will be second match though :shrug:

zsanika
02-20-2009, 05:58 PM
Novak Đoković (SRB)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
Schedule of play:
SATURDAY at 14.00 CET!

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 05:59 PM
Novak Đoković (SRB)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
Schedule of play:
SATURDAY at 14.00 CET!

Thanks zsanika :)

Lee
02-20-2009, 06:05 PM
Rose, I think they will probably the first on court because Simon/Benneteau match is playing tonight. Like right now ;)

ellen_
02-20-2009, 06:07 PM
Novak Đoković (SRB)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
Schedule of play:
SATURDAY at 14.00 CET!

PHEW! Thanks ;)

zsanika
02-20-2009, 06:07 PM
the Nole-Tsonga match will be in the afternoon..I think now it is good for Nole if Tsonga will be tired..it wil be very difficult match!good luck Nole!!!!!

Lee
02-20-2009, 06:09 PM
Poor Nole, the only non-Frenchie in SF. :p

Lee
02-20-2009, 06:31 PM
Well, the TD has to really dislike Simon to do that ;) Also, the other SFist, Llodra is playing doubles after Simon/Benneteau match

Lee
02-20-2009, 07:00 PM
Simon, would you please finish the match in 30 minutes? I have to leave, you know! :p

ellen_
02-20-2009, 07:04 PM
Simon, would you please finish the match in 30 minutes? I have to leave, you know! :p

No :p he doesn't want to. He's going to play as long as he can because I enjoy watching him :angel:

Lee
02-20-2009, 07:08 PM
I enjoy watching him too but he already played 2 3 setters this week. :p

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 07:09 PM
Gilles is cute :hearts: But I couldn't watch the start of his match tonight because we have to eat sometime :)

ellen_
02-20-2009, 07:11 PM
I enjoy watching him too but he already played 2 3 setters this week. :p

Yeah, but he looks fit :aplot: And he'll never lose this set anyway... ;)

Gilles is cute indeed :hearts: And hilarious :lol:

Lee
02-20-2009, 07:18 PM
He's a cutie! :lol:

I watched him defeated my favourite player Schuettler in IW 2007 (winning 7-5 in the 3rd set) And Schuettler was absolutely devastated after the match. :sad: And I still could not dislike him. :p

ellen_
02-20-2009, 07:28 PM
I allow Gilles to break now... I'm neglecting my snooker favourite :awww:

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 07:32 PM
I allow Gilles to break now... I'm neglecting my snooker favourite :awww:

Snooker :help: I used to go to snooker a lot with a girlfriend of mine about 15 years ago. It used to drive me crazy! Much as I love and miss her, I'm kind of glad she got married and moved to Australia, because now I have no need to watch it anymore :lol:

ellen_
02-20-2009, 07:40 PM
Snooker :help: I used to go to snooker a lot with a girlfriend of mine about 15 years ago. It used to drive me crazy! Much as I love and miss her, I'm kind of glad she got married and moved to Australia, because now I have no need to watch it anymore :lol:

Yeah but have you seen my favourite? :angel: I actually think it's relaxing to watch. But I only know 2 or 3 people who like it too :rolls:

Ahh, Gilles won :hearts: I could listen to his voice for hours, although I don't understand a lot of what he's saying :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 07:47 PM
Yeah but have you seen my favourite? :angel: I actually think it's relaxing to watch. But I only know 2 or 3 people who like it too :rolls:

Ahh, Gilles won :hearts: I could listen to his voice for hours, although I don't understand a lot of what he's saying :rolleyes:

Dunno :shrug: Who is you favourite? Back about 15-20 years ago, it was absolutely HUGE here in the UK. When people like Steve Davis and Jimmy White were top stars back in the 80's and early 90's, it had more TV viewers here than any other sport :eek: My friend (coincidentally also called Ellen!) used to drag me to all these live tournaments like the Masters in London and another large one relatively near to us in Reading, because no one else would go with her :o I guess you could call it relaxing, as I often used to fall asleep as soon as the lights were lowered and the game started :o

I remember Ronnie O'Sullivan when he was about 14 years old, playing in this seedy Club in Londion, where Ellen used to pretend to play the game. He was a real brat then, though I know nothing about him now :shrug:

And indeed - allez Gilles :)

ellen_
02-20-2009, 07:57 PM
Dunno :shrug: Who is you favourite? Back about 15-20 years ago, it was absolutely HUGE here in the UK. When people like Steve Davis and Jimmy White were top stars back in the 80's and early 90's, it had more TV viewers here than any other sport :eek: My friend (coincidentally also called Ellen!) used to drag me to all these live tournaments like the Masters in London and another large one relatively near to us in Reading, because no one else would go with her :o I guess you could call it relaxing, as I often used to fall asleep as soon as the lights were lowered and the game started :o

I remember Ronnie O'Sullivan when he was about 14 years old, playing in this seedy Club in Londion, where Ellen used to pretend to play the game. He was a real brat then, though I know nothing about him now :shrug:

Oh I like Ronnie too, he can be incredibly arrogant and annoying but his game is :yeah: But my absolute favourite is Mark Selby.

It's still big in UK, no? And I didn't mean THAT relaxing :lol: You don't fall asleep when you're really into the game, I enjoy the nice shots as much as I do in tennis ;) And of course, I can't fall asleep and miss it when Selby bends over the table to reach for a far ball :angel:

Tess Gray
02-20-2009, 08:09 PM
I like snooker too Ellen :wavey: I really enjoy watching it:D My friends have no idea what snooker is and keep calling it pool :o

Did you guys hear the itv on the Marseille website. Nole speaks a little bit of French:rolls:
http://www.open13.fr/interviews-2009.html

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 08:10 PM
Oh I like Ronnie too, he can be incredibly arrogant and annoying but his game is :yeah: But my absolute favourite is Mark Selby.

It's still big in UK, no? And I didn't mean THAT relaxing :lol: You don't fall asleep when you're really into the game, I enjoy the nice shots as much as I do in tennis ;) And of course, I can't fall asleep and miss it when Selby bends over the table to reach for a far ball :angel:

OK - now I have to show my ignorance :o I have never seen Mark Selby :o And - yes - I guess it is still quite popular here, but nothing like it was say 20 years ago, when things like the World Championships from The Crucible, were on BBC for hours and hours :rolleyes:, and literally EVERYBODY would be glued to it and talk about it at school/work the next day. It's much less popular now and shown more on Eurosport and pay-for-view TV, than on main channels.

I was pretty young when I used to go to matches with Ellen, and guess some of it was quite exciting, because we used to meet some of the "stars" of the day and get invited to parties and stuff :o But I still used to fall asleep. Maybe if Mark Selby had been playing then, I would have stayed awake!!

Anyway - MTF is driving me slowly crazy, so I'm going to say goodnight now, and no doubt see you here tomorrow for the "Big Match" :unsure:

ellen_
02-20-2009, 08:16 PM
OK - now I have to show my ignorance :o I have never seen Mark Selby :o And - yes - I guess it is still quite popular here, but nothing like it was say 20 years ago, when things like the World Championships from The Crucible, were on BBC for hours and hours :rolleyes:, and literally EVERYBODY would be glued to it and talk about it at school/work the next day. It's much less popular now and shown more on Eurosport and pay-for-view TV, than on main channels.

I was pretty young when I used to go to matches with Ellen, and guess some of it was quite exciting, because we used to meet some of the "stars" of the day and get invited to parties and stuff :o But I still used to fall asleep. Maybe if Mark Selby had been playing then, I would have stayed awake!!

Anyway - MTF is driving me slowly crazy, so I'm going to say goodnight now, and no doubt see you here tomorrow for the "Big Match" :unsure:

He's only 25 and turned pro in 1999 so I forgive you for not knowing him ;) MTF is annoying me too! Good night then :wavey: And see you tomorrow indeed :unsure:

aeronatasha
02-20-2009, 09:37 PM
I love snooker too! And I agree, Selby rocks.;) My first love was Stephen Hendry though :angel:, he got me into the game in the first place.

It's an amazing game if you let it consume you.. Potting % is great, but strategy is everything.;) Yeah, the Rocket pulls of jawdropping shots (I always hear 'what a shot!' ringing in my ears from Eurosport commentators whenever I think of Ronnie), but he's also too much of a drama queen for me and when he's off, it can get really ugly. Hendry was just.. ruthless, and for some reason I always believed he's favourite pose would be nailing a female up against a wall.:rolls:

I never miss World Championships and I watch it passionately, along with several other big ones, but I'm not too much of a freak. Thank God, cause I already follow too much sports as it is..


K, nuff of off topicing - if Nole's thinks tomorrow's match is worth a (dog)fight, there's no doubt in my mind he'll win. Wonder how much he's willing to put in, considering Dubai and all. I'd like nothing more than a total :armed::armed::armed: Nole supercharged with adrenaline and vengeance.:devil:

Lee
02-20-2009, 10:47 PM
Yeah but have you seen my favourite? :angel: I actually think it's relaxing to watch. But I only know 2 or 3 people who like it too :rolls:

I like snooker too but that's long time ago. :lol:

Ahh, Gilles won :hearts: I could listen to his voice for hours, although I don't understand a lot of what he's saying :rolleyes:

He's such a good boy :awww: I managed to finish watching the match before I have to leave. :lol:

Dunno :shrug: Who is you favourite? Back about 15-20 years ago, it was absolutely HUGE here in the UK. When people like Steve Davis and Jimmy White were top stars back in the 80's and early 90's, it had more TV viewers here than any other sport :eek: My friend (coincidentally also called Ellen!) used to drag me to all these live tournaments like the Masters in London and another large one relatively near to us in Reading, because no one else would go with her :o I guess you could call it relaxing, as I often used to fall asleep as soon as the lights were lowered and the game started :o

I remember Ronnie O'Sullivan when he was about 14 years old, playing in this seedy Club in Londion, where Ellen used to pretend to play the game. He was a real brat then, though I know nothing about him now :shrug:

And indeed - allez Gilles :)

Steve Davis and Jimmy White, my era of following snooker :rolls: And they were HUGE not just in UK :p

Lee
02-20-2009, 10:49 PM
I love snooker too! And I agree, Selby rocks.;) My first love was Stephen Hendry though :angel:, he got me into the game in the first place.

It's an amazing game if you let it consume you.. Potting % is great, but strategy is everything.;) Yeah, the Rocket pulls of jawdropping shots (I always hear 'what a shot!' ringing in my ears from Eurosport commentators whenever I think of Ronnie), but he's also too much of a drama queen for me and when he's off, it can get really ugly. Hendry was just.. ruthless, and for some reason I always believed he's favourite pose would be nailing a female up against a wall.:rolls:

I never miss World Championships and I watch it passionately, along with several other big ones, but I'm not too much of a freak. Thank God, cause I already follow too much sports as it is..


Stephen Hendry, his name still ring a bell in me :angel:

K, nuff of off topicing - if Nole's thinks tomorrow's match is worth a (dog)fight, there's no doubt in my mind he'll win. Wonder how much he's willing to put in, considering Dubai and all. I'd like nothing more than a total :armed::armed::armed: Nole supercharged with adrenaline and vengeance.:devil:

Idemo NOLE!!! I want a Djokovic/Simon show down on Sunday :rocker2:

ellen_
02-21-2009, 08:06 AM
I love snooker too! And I agree, Selby rocks.;) My first love was Stephen Hendry though :angel:, he got me into the game in the first place.

He rocks, but he lost :sobbing: Yeah, but I only like Hendry sometimes... Don't ask me why :p

It's an amazing game if you let it consume you.. Potting % is great, but strategy is everything.;) Yeah, the Rocket pulls of jawdropping shots (I always hear 'what a shot!' ringing in my ears from Eurosport commentators whenever I think of Ronnie), but he's also too much of a drama queen for me and when he's off, it can get really ugly. Hendry was just.. ruthless, and for some reason I always believed he's favourite pose would be nailing a female up against a wall.:rolls:

:aplot: :rolls: I have to take control of my thoughts again everytime I see Selby climbing up the table :lol: Your thought about Hendry's favourite pose is going to be in my mind everytime I watch snooker again.

Idemo NOLE!!! I want a Djokovic/Simon show down on Sunday :rocker2:

If that is the final, I'll stay at home from live action at cyclocross... definitely. I just wanted to go to look for my love there anyway :rolleyes: But I don't want to miss a final like that.

Enough jinxing, Tsonga first :devil:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 09:51 AM
:rolls: I remember Stephen Hendry when he was a wee lad with acne :o The thought of him pinning anyone up against a wall is just :unsure: for me!!! And sorry Mark Selby lost - now I'll never see him bending over a snooker table :o

The match is getting nearer :help: I am :unsure: May have to watch it with no sound as those ghastly Frenchies with their "Allez" every 5 minutes will drive me :fiery:

zsanika
02-21-2009, 10:28 AM
Good Luck Nole Today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Masha91
02-21-2009, 11:43 AM
Yes, good luck Nole, ADJE!

aeronatasha
02-21-2009, 12:00 PM
He rocks, but he lost :sobbing: Yeah, but I only like Hendry sometimes... Don't ask me why :p
:aplot: :rolls: I have to take control of my thoughts again everytime I see Selby climbing up the table :lol: Your thought about Hendry's favourite pose is going to be in my mind everytime I watch snooker again.

*takes a bow*
Won't that make it all the more interesting?;):devil: Hendry's far from my type actually, but I'm just too sentimental when it comes to him..

I remember my best friend and I years ago, watching the action at the Crucible round the clock - it was Hendry vs. Ebdon (you know how different their playing styles are - Hendry's all fast and decisive, Peter's slow but so accurate).

Well.. Beginning of the frame, and Stephen opens with a steaming hot long red with the most ridiculous amount of pace :drool:.. and off he goes, storming towards a century. The commentators were in absolute awe, all 'what a pot!', and 'cross double against that cluster and it's IN!!' with 'no safety here people!', camera showing his wife all wide-eyed and excited, audience holding breath with every new attempt, then a swift close-up of Hendry's cold concentrated blue gaze.. Every time he smacked that black we counted as another thrust inside the imaginary woman.. That was porn if I ever saw one.:rolls: It was infinite fun, we even coined a FATW tag for his matches (Fuck Against The Wall). :lol::lol::lol::o Highly recommended.:smoke:

Ok, enough of embarassing stuff. GO NOLE!! :armed::armed::armed::boxing::boxing::boxing:

MagicMilan
02-21-2009, 12:03 PM
allez :armed:

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 12:06 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: Hello - how's the embroidery going?

Theme from the Persuaders :rolls:

kalisita
02-21-2009, 12:12 PM
Here we go! Come on Nole!

No black today. :sad: For some reason, I'd feel better if he was in black.

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 12:12 PM
*takes a bow*
Won't that make it all the more interesting?;):devil: Hendry's far from my type actually, but I'm just too sentimental when it comes to him..

I remember my best friend and I years ago, watching the action at the Crucible round the clock - it was Hendry vs. Ebdon (you know how different their playing styles are - Hendry's all fast and decisive, Peter's slow but so accurate).

Well.. Beginning of the frame, and Stephen opens with a steaming hot long red with the most ridiculous amount of pace :drool:.. and off he goes, storming towards a century. The commentators were in absolute awe, all 'what a pot!', and 'cross double against that cluster and it's IN!!' with 'no safety here people!', camera showing his wife all wide-eyed and excited, audience holding breath with every new attempt, then a swift close-up of Hendry's cold concentrated blue gaze.. Every time he smacked that black we counted as another thrust inside the imaginary woman.. That was porn if I ever saw one.:rolls: It was infinite fun, we even coined a FATW tag for his matches (Fuck Against The Wall). :lol::lol::lol::o Highly recommended.:smoke:

Ok, enough of embarassing stuff. GO NOLE!! :armed::armed::armed::boxing::boxing::boxing:

:lol: I will never think of him the same again from now on :rolls:

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 12:13 PM
Good luck to Nole for tomorrow. He is playing against another one of my faves but I want Nole to win this one after the AO QF (which I attended live). Adje.

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 12:13 PM
I miss the black too:sad: Suits him so much better.

Lee
02-21-2009, 12:14 PM
Morning! :wavey:

Link to channel surfing please! I am using my son's computer and don't have the link.

ellen_
02-21-2009, 12:14 PM
Morning! :wavey:

Link to channel surfing please! I am using my son's computer and don't have the link.

http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-wabuk-6.html

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 12:15 PM
Bring back the black :rocker: Ajde Nole!

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 12:15 PM
Jo dropped down to 12? :o

Ajde Novak.

Lee
02-21-2009, 12:16 PM
Thanks Ellen!

Allez Nole

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 12:17 PM
Right - let's try to be positive. He is still a better player than the SB to my mind...

kalisita
02-21-2009, 12:19 PM
Jo dropped down to 12? :o

Ajde Novak.

I believe he dropped lower than that after the AO and is on his way back up.

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 12:21 PM
Nole needs to stay aggressive. JWT's out-wide serve is going to present some problems, he gets pulled off court and on defence everytime.

Don't give him short-balls, Nole.

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 12:23 PM
LOL am I the only Novak and JWT fan here ?

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 12:23 PM
Nole is nervous :awww: Ball-bouncing up quite high already :help:

:awww: Jelena's there :)

Lee
02-21-2009, 12:24 PM
Jelena is there.

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 12:24 PM
LOL am I the only Novak and JWT fan here ?

No - you can go and conspire with Raine - she also has a foot in both camps :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 12:24 PM
LOL am I the only Novak and JWT fan here ?

No - Raine is also a fan of both - she's around here somewhere :)

ellen_
02-21-2009, 12:25 PM
The crowd is annoying me already :rolleyes: Especially that group of high pitched voices who keep screaming 'allez tsongaaaaaaa allez'

Björki
02-21-2009, 12:25 PM
adje Nole :bounce:

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 12:27 PM
Nole needs to make sure his returns are strong otherwise Jo is going to find it pretty simple to S&V...

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 12:27 PM
:fiery: Crush him, Nole :armed:

And please try to convert some BP's next time? :o

kalisita
02-21-2009, 12:28 PM
2 BPs easily gone! :o:mad:

Lee
02-21-2009, 12:30 PM
SB comes up with pretty big first serves at 15-40 :shrug:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 12:30 PM
I think I preferred my Serb commentator - this Channelsurfing guy is so pro-Tsonga :spit: But the picture is slightly clearer.

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 12:30 PM
Love-hold :yeah: I was counting ball-bounces during that game, nervous tic? :o :unsure:

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 12:33 PM
It's okay. Nole next time you get the chance- convert your BPs!! Good hold.

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 12:34 PM
Love-hold :yeah: I was counting ball-bounces during that game, nervous tic? :o :unsure:

The bounces go up with the level of his nerves :awww: I just want to give him a :hug:

Lee
02-21-2009, 12:37 PM
:rolleyes: down a break

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 12:37 PM
Ahh my coverage has been interrupted...where are all of you watching the match ?

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 12:37 PM
Broken :sad: So predictable :sad:

Lee
02-21-2009, 12:38 PM
I think I preferred my Serb commentator - this Channelsurfing guy is so pro-Tsonga :spit: But the picture is slightly clearer.

That guy is not pro-Tsonga. He's a Nole hater ;) Been like this whole week.

kalisita
02-21-2009, 12:38 PM
The nightmare begins. :sad:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 12:39 PM
Ahh my coverage has been interrupted...where are all of you watching the match ?

http://www.channelsurfing.net/ or http://www.balkaniyum.tv/srpski/index.shtml but you have to register for the second one.

That guy is not pro-Tsonga. He's a Nole hater ;) Been like this whole week.

Maybe it's someone from MTF doing their day job? :p I'ver gone back to my nice Serb commentator anyway - he's far better :)

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 12:39 PM
:shrug: Is there a commentator who isn't pro-Tsonga? :banghead: He is after all perfect in all things.

Lee
02-21-2009, 12:39 PM
Tsonga can consolidate his break with new balls *sigh*

ellen_
02-21-2009, 12:39 PM
That guy is not pro-Tsonga. He's a Nole hater ;) Been like this whole week.

Indeed, he told at least 5 times about the retirement at AO :rolleyes: Bastard.

Damn it, down a break :awww:

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 12:40 PM
http://www.channelsurfing.net/ or http://www.balkaniyum.tv/srpski/index.shtml but you have to register for the second one.

Thank you!!

Come on Nole!

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 12:41 PM
Stumbles once, and he's trying to serve to stay in the set.

Nole, channel AO08, remember what you did.

Lee
02-21-2009, 12:41 PM
:shrug: Is there a commentator who isn't pro-Tsonga? :banghead: He is after all perfect in all things.

Well, this one has been wishing Nole to lose since round 1 vs Chardy. The same vs Hernych and Zverev.

And for Tsonga, you know my stand :devil:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 12:43 PM
Stumbles once, and he's trying to serve to stay in the set.

Nole, channel AO08, remember what you did.

That's always the way on a fast indoor court with a big server. Nole's serve is not reliable enough - he always loses it at least once a set - even against a Hernych or a Chardy :o And then people like Tsonga are very hard to break.

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 12:43 PM
Break back!

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 12:44 PM
Holding on with his finger nails.

Idemo.

Lee
02-21-2009, 12:46 PM
Don't waste 3 bps

Allez! Idemo! Ajde!

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 12:46 PM
0-40. IF YOU DON'T TAKE THIS :smash:

kalisita
02-21-2009, 12:46 PM
3 BPs! Come on man!

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 12:47 PM
Two big serves. Fucking unreal shit.

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 12:48 PM
F*** that serve! How can you beat a man that ruins all your hard work getting 3 break points with serves like that :spit:

Lee
02-21-2009, 12:49 PM
No wonder the other day Schuettler had problem with this umpire. That first serve was sooooo out and she didn't bother to overrule and Nole had to challenge. Even Tsonga knew it's out.

Lee
02-21-2009, 12:49 PM
F*** that serve! How can you beat a man that ruins all your hard work getting 3 break points with serves like that :spit:

Nole took it pretty well :tape:

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 12:49 PM
come On!

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 12:50 PM
Playing a server like that can break the hardest heart :tears:

kalisita
02-21-2009, 12:50 PM
Go to hell SB and take you're serve with you!

One set away from 4 straight losses. :sobbing:

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 12:51 PM
It's only the 1st set! Tsonga won the 1st set in the AO final too ;)

I always thought Nole would win in 3. Adje!

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 12:52 PM
Go to hell SB and take you're serve with you!

One set away from 4 straight losses. :sobbing:

:hatoff:
Fraid so. Have turned commentary down.

Does this make Nole de facto #5 then on current form - he is being outplayed at present. I know he still technically has a winning record against Murray but it's only historical.

Lee
02-21-2009, 12:54 PM
:hatoff:
Fraid so. Have turned commentary down.

Does this make Nole de facto #5 then on current form - he is being outplayed at present. I know he still technically has a winning record against Murray but it's only historical.

Affirmative

I have been so used to the garbage commentary on ESPN, thus I am really good at tuning out this kind of commentary without the mute button :lol:

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 12:54 PM
It's only the 1st set! Tsonga won the 1st set in the AO final too ;)

I always thought Nole would win in 3. Adje!

That's what I'm trying to tell myself ;)

Marian looks tired :awww:

Nole has Jo running all over the court defending, and then one 'effing volley wins him the point.

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 12:57 PM
I don't think Nole expects to win :shrug: I'm certainly not expecting him to. Semi-final is respectable enough though - he lost much earlier last year, and he had a pretty high chance of going out to Chardy this year - so I'm not :sad: at all.

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 12:57 PM
That's what I'm trying to tell myself ;)

Marian looks tired :awww:

Nole has Jo running all over the court defending, and then one 'effing volley wins him the point.

I feel like giving Nole a :hug:

The ONLY thing I feel like he is lacking right now is self confidence. If he gets that back I'm confident he can have an excellent season. Marian has to figure out some way to get that boy believing in himself.:confused:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:01 PM
I feel like giving Nole a :hug:

The ONLY thing I feel like he is lacking right now is self confidence. If he gets that back I'm confident he can have an excellent season. Marian has to figure out some way to get that boy believing in himself.:confused:

I totally agree with you :) Trouble is, stuff like self-confidence can only come from within. Marian can talk as much as he likes, but, in the end, it has to come from inside Nole and no one else can do anything about it. :sad:

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 01:03 PM
I feel like giving Nole a :hug:

The ONLY thing I feel like he is lacking right now is self confidence. If he gets that back I'm confident he can have an excellent season. Marian has to figure out some way to get that boy believing in himself.:confused:

There's more to it than that, although am also doubting Marian's ability to turn him round. As well as his self-belief and his nerve at big points, he's lost his court craft, the ability to read the oppponent's game and change his own to counter it. These things are what made him so deadly in 2007. And there is no element of surprise to Nole's game - he is the engineer's player if you like - everyone can see how he works; he's like a steam engine. So once someone's figured him out - and Murray and the SB clearly have - that's pretty much it.

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 01:06 PM
I totally agree with you :) Trouble is, stuff like self-confidence can only come from within. Marian can talk as much as he likes, but, in the end, it has to come from inside Nole and no one else can do anything about it. :sad:

:sad: I don't mind Nole losing but I don't like it when he looks sad on the court. :sad:

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 01:08 PM
he's lost his court craft, the ability to read the oppponent's game and change his own to counter it.

The problem, IMO. From a while, it seems like he has no certain game-plan. When floundering, pulls everything out of the hat, hoping something, anything, will work. When his shots work, all's well. When they don't, he becomes even more rash, and cannot even grind it out at that point.

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 01:09 PM
There's more to it than that, although am also doubting Marian's ability to turn him round. As well as his self-belief and his nerve at big points, he's lost his court craft, the ability to read the oppponent's game and change his own to counter it. These things are what made him so deadly in 2007. And there is no element of surprise to Nole's game - he is the engineer's player if you like - everyone can see how he works; he's like a steam engine. So once someone's figured him out - and Murray and the SB clearly have - that's pretty much it.

Nole is still a young guy so I do think he can develop and improve his game.
He just seems less vibrant on court nowadays. :shrug:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:11 PM
:sad: I don't mind Nole losing but I don't like it when he looks sad on the court. :sad:

Seems like you and I are pretty similar then. I'm pretty ambivalent to him losing generally - I'm used to supporting the Janko's of this world who never win anything :o It's only against Nadal that I get upset, and that's because I hate Nadal, nothing to do with Nole :tape:

Btw - don't think we're been properly introduced - I'm Rose :wavey:

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 01:16 PM
The problem, IMO. From a while, it seems like he has no certain game-plan. When floundering, pulls everything out of the hat, hoping something, anything, will work. When his shots work, all's well. When they don't, he becomes even more rash, and cannot even grind it out at that point.

Yep - throughout 2007 you watched him evolve it seemed through each tournament but his game hasn't really developed or matured since - and I really don't know now whether it can or not tbh - and in the last 9 months or so he has actually regressed, as you say.

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:18 PM
Finally showed some fire.

Does he have a cold? He blew his nose in change over.

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 01:20 PM
Jo seems to be getting tight. Nole saved a few BP's in that last game, so maybe he can break here.

Ajde, take your chances.

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 01:20 PM
Seems like you and I are pretty similar then. I'm pretty ambivalent to him losing generally - I'm used to supporting the Janko's of this world who never win anything :o It's only against Nadal that I get upset, and that's because I hate Nadal, nothing to do with Nole :tape:

Btw - don't think we're been properly introduced - I'm Rose :wavey:

Hey Rose! :wavey: I'm Blair. Nice to meet you :)

I think we are pretty similar because I'm not a big fan of Nadal either. :tape:
I'm also fine with Nole being a consistent top 5 player. Whatever makes my favourites happy.

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:21 PM
Finally showed some fire.

Does he have a cold? He blew his nose in change over.

Perhaps - they said he was feeling unwell at the start of the week :shrug: If so - he has my sympathy - I still have mine after over a week now :sad:

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:21 PM
Yep - throughout 2007 you watched him evolve it seemed through each tournament but his game hasn't really developed or matured since - and I really don't know now whether it can or not tbh - and in the last 9 months or so he has actually regressed, as you say.

I am not someone liking players to keep changing coaches. So I would like him to add someone to his team. He needs more advices on "fine tuning" his game than Marian can provide.

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 01:21 PM
Adje Nole!

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:22 PM
Hey Rose! :wavey: I'm Blair. Nice to meet you :)

I think we are pretty similar because I'm not a big fan of Nadal either. :tape:
I'm also fine with Nole being a consistent top 5 player. Whatever makes my favourites happy.

Hi Blair :wavey: Indeed - that is pretty much my view of things. As long as he is healthy and happy, enjoys his tennis (and his life), and remains in the Top 10, - that's fine by me :) I love Federer too :)

I am not someone liking players to keep changing coaches. So I would like him to add someone to his team. He needs more advices on "fine tuning" his game than Marian can provide.

I think Marian is more of a friend than anything else - and also a "Father-figure" and brings some stability and security to Nole. I think it would be a bad idea to change him.

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 01:24 PM
Hi Blair :wavey: Indeed - that is pretty much my view of things. As long as he is healthy and happy, enjoys his tennis (and his life), and remains in the Top 10, - that's fine by me :) I love Federer too :)

:hug:
You have good taste in players ;)

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:27 PM
:hug:
You have good taste in players ;)

Thanks - so do you :) Have just noticed Cilic in your signature :)

Btw - have just had a Miljan sighting :inlove: so I am happy now :) Blair - Miljan is Nole's Fitness Traner in case you don't know - I am somewhat :inlove: with him :lol:

Edit: And just seen Janko in an advert :hearts: My day is made :D

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:27 PM
I think Marian is more of a friend than anything else - and also a "Father-figure" and brings some stability and security to Nole. I think it would be a bad idea to change him.

That's why I suggested bring more to his team. Not replacing Marian. He needs Marian there to maintain his sanity :p

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 01:28 PM
I think Marian is more of a friend than anything else - and also a "Father-figure" and brings some stability and security to Nole. I think it would be a bad idea to change him.

Up until the end of last year, I was absolutely averse to the idea. Now, it seems like most people are in favour of Nole getting a new coach. I agree with you, getting rid of Marian may not be a good idea. But like Lee said, he needs to find an extension if he can't see himself improving or feels like he's hit the wall.

Björki
02-21-2009, 01:29 PM
Nole :help:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:30 PM
Yes- agreed - he should try and develop a family "group" feel to his team, more like Andy Murray has with his group.

Nole :help:

Hi Peggy :wavey:

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 01:30 PM
Thanks - so do you :) Have just noticed Cilic in your signature :)

Btw - have just had a Miljan sighting :inlove: so I am happy now :) Blair - Miljan is Nole's Fitness Traner in case you don't know - I am somewhat :inlove: with him :lol:

Edit: And just seen Janko in an advert :hearts: My day is made :D

lol I've actually noticed Miljan...he is quite the eye candy. As is Tips.:worship:

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:31 PM
Yes- agreed - he should try and develop a family "group" feel to his team, more like Andy Murray has with his group.

A problem does exist as good coaches may not feel like playing 2nd fiddle to Marian, or anyone.

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:31 PM
lol I've actually noticed Miljan...he is quite the eye candy. As is Tips.:worship:

:worship: You sure DO have good taste :) Miljan is MINE though :p :secret: He just doesn't know it yet :lol:

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 01:31 PM
Come on Nole! JWT is beatable today...

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 01:33 PM
:worship: You sure DO have good taste :)

:)

Nole held!! I really can't deal with a tiebreak now...come on...

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 01:33 PM
He needs some fresh ideas, and fast, if he is not to get dispirited though. Think also that he was mentally felled by Rafa's resurgence last year - I reckon he thought Roger was past it and Rafa wouldn't improve and that he would get an easy coronation. When that didn't happen there was no plan B.

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 01:34 PM
TIEBREAK TIME!

:rolleyes:

kalisita
02-21-2009, 01:34 PM
An easy hold. Maybe Tsonga will get really, really tight here. I don't know why he would with the way things are going, but maybe!

Noper. MTF is so slow.

Masha91
02-21-2009, 01:34 PM
Adje Nole, take the set now!

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:34 PM
:shrug: Don't expect a win.

ellen_
02-21-2009, 01:35 PM
:worship: You sure DO have good taste :) Miljan is MINE though :p :secret: He just doesn't know it yet :lol:

You can have Miljan, but I want his green shirt... Deal? :p I've been looking for it since I saw Ernie wearing it, so I'm kinda in love with the shirt but I can't find it anywhere :awww:

TB :eek: I'm not feeling well :rolleyes:

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 01:35 PM
Argh TB...

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:36 PM
A problem does exist as good coaches may not feel like playing 2nd fiddle to Marian, or anyone.

Maybe a former player - not yet experienced in coaching - would do the trick? Someone who can practice with Nole, be close to the Tour, have on-court experience, but not be intimidated by playing "second fiddle" to Marian. I believe Zabaleta did it quite succesfully with Monaco for a while.

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:36 PM
Don't know how he let Tsonga gets back to that point.

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:37 PM
You can have Miljan, but I want his green shirt... Deal? :p I've been looking for it since I saw Ernie wearing it, so I'm kinda in love with the shirt but I can't find it anywhere :awww:

TB :eek: I'm not feeling well :rolleyes:

It would be my pleasure to remove his shirt for you :angel:

ellen_
02-21-2009, 01:37 PM
:sobbing:

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:38 PM
This TB is soooo bad that I have to :haha:

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 01:38 PM
Don't know how he let Tsonga gets back to that point.

Nole is a genius at net.

As you have just witnessed once again. He KNOWS that it will not work. It can be seen in his body-language, but still he persists. Stubbornness of a goat, this man.

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:39 PM
This TB is soooo bad that I have to :haha:

Me too :shrug: At least he took it to the tie-break? Tsonga will probably go on and win the tournament anyway!

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 01:40 PM
This is a bad loss. He didn't play that badly himself but the SB just outplayed him in all departments and he had no answers. Can't see any positives here at all.

kalisita
02-21-2009, 01:42 PM
Don't know how he let Tsonga gets back to that point.

To ensure this match would be as depressing as possible for us?

:sobbing: Once he got broken in the first set I knew he'd lose. Mainly becasue he seemed to know it as well. :sad:

Ajde Simon!

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:42 PM
This is a bad loss. He didn't play that badly himself but the SB just outplayed him in all departments and he had no answers. Can't see any positives here at all.

:hug: Everyone is going to have one player they just don't match-up well against. Sadly for you, Nole's is Tsonga. And at least Tsonga won't be in Dubai :tape:

~Maya~
02-21-2009, 01:43 PM
TB :o



:sobbing:

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 01:43 PM
I'm disappointed but Nole will bounce back from this loss. Jo will win the MM tourneys and Nole can win the GS finals. It is important to note that he went further than he did last year.

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:44 PM
This is a bad loss. He didn't play that badly himself but the SB just outplayed him in all departments and he had no answers. Can't see any positives here at all.

I don't see any player will be better when Tsonga played like that. :shrug: Not even Nadal in an indoor hard court. May be Murray, I don't know. I haven't seen enough of Murray on this kind of court.

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:44 PM
I'm disappointed but Nole will bounce back from this loss. Jo will win the MM tourneys and Nole can win the GS finals. It is important to note that he went further than he did last year.

Indeed - a dose of optimism is always good :)

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 01:45 PM
:hug: Everyone is going to have one player they just don't match-up well against. Sadly for you, Nole's is Tsonga.:tape:

And Roger, and Rafa, and Andy, and on a good day, Roddick....so who precisely in the upper echelons of the game will he be able to beat these days. Davy perhaps, but that's about it.:sad:

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:45 PM
To ensure this match would be as depressing as possible for us?

:sobbing: Once he got broken in the first set I knew he'd lose. Mainly becasue he seemed to know it as well. :sad:

Ajde Simon!

Same here!

Allez Simon. If he wins today, he may catch a bad day on Tsonga tomorrow :sobbing:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:46 PM
I don't see any player will be better when Tsonga played like that. :shrug: Not even Nadal in an indoor hard court. May be Murray, I don't know. I haven't seen enough of Murray on this kind of court.

Tend to agree. Tsonga is incredibly physically strong - probably the only one at the moment who can give Nadal a run for his money, as he has amazing upper body strength. Will be very interested how he plays on clay though!

Btw - whose starting the Dubai thread? :)

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 01:47 PM
This is a bad loss. He didn't play that badly himself but the SB just outplayed him in all departments and he had no answers. Can't see any positives here at all.

Gained some points? Got some match-practice.

Other than that, I see only recession on this front too :lol:

It is becoming more and more imperative that he find a someone to help him now.

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 01:47 PM
Indeed - a dose of optimism is always good :)

:hug: He gained points and with the field in Dubai significantly less competitive than last year he has a really good chance to pick up some more points. :)

pookykiki
02-21-2009, 01:47 PM
That was so predictable :sad:. Tsonga is really annoying me. If he didn't win against Nole all the time maybe I could like him more...
Head up Nole it wasn't that bad :hug:

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 01:48 PM
Rafa managed to beat the SB last week - did anyone see that? I didn't. Although I think the court was a bit slower...

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:48 PM
Tend to agree. Tsonga is incredibly physically strong - probably the only one at the moment who can give Nadal a run for his money, as he has amazing upper body strength. Will be very interested how he plays on clay though!

Even his favourite commentator, aka, the guy on channel surfing, doesn't give him a chance on clay. He said Wimbledon beware of Tsonga. Not care to mention RG :lol:

Btw - whose starting the Dubai thread? :)

I want to but haven't figured out a good title.

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:50 PM
That was so predictable :sad:. Tsonga is really annoying me. If he didn't win against Nole all the time maybe I could like him more...
Head up Nole it wasn't that bad :hug:

I still can't :shrug:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:50 PM
That was so predictable :sad:. Tsonga is really annoying me. If he didn't win against Nole all the time maybe I could like him more...
Head up Nole it wasn't that bad :hug:

Hi Ana :wavey: How are you doing these days?


I want to but haven't figured out a good title.

We'll wait for you then :)

Rafa managed to beat the SB last week - did anyone see that? I didn't. Although I think the court was a bit slower...

You know I don't watch Nadal unless I really, really have too :o :tape:

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 01:51 PM
How about 'Dubai-ye, Dubai-ye. Wipe the tear baby dear from your eye-ee!'

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 01:52 PM
I want to but haven't figured out a good title.

Do it, maybe you'll bring him some luck :p

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:52 PM
I like "Dubai-ye, Dubai-ye" :lol: Not so sure about wipe the tear tough.

kalisita
02-21-2009, 01:53 PM
I'm disappointed but Nole will bounce back from this loss. Jo will win the MM tourneys and Nole can win the GS finals. It is important to note that he went further than he did last year.

That's the only positive to take from today. And he needs the points with Murray on his butt. He's defending SF in Dubai and title in IW. He went out in 1R of Miami, which means big chance to gain pts, but Murray also went out in 1R so big chance for him as well.

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:53 PM
How about 'Dubai-ye, Dubai-ye. Wipe the tear baby dear from your eye-ee!'

Or "Sheikh, Rattle and Roll" :unsure:

Chupakabra
02-21-2009, 01:53 PM
:hug: Everyone is going to have one player they just don't match-up well against. Sadly for you, Nole's is Tsonga. And at least Tsonga won't be in Dubai :tape:

It's interesting that Nole won against Tsonga in only one match that truly mattered.

If these consecutive Nole's 4 losses against Tsonga are supposed to be some sort of Tsonga's revenge for their only encounter that truly mattered, so be it.

And there is also one interesting fact about encounters between these 2, and it is that Tsonga beat Nole in 4 consecutive matches on indoor hard courts after that famous AO 2008 final.

I guess Nole is not superstitious. I don't know, but it seems to me that he played in all those 4 matches against Tsonga wearing white instead of wearing black. The only time he won against him was when he wore dark clothes. He should have put black clothes. Things could have turned out much better that way for Nole in this match, i think...:rolleyes:

Björki
02-21-2009, 01:54 PM
:sad:

Lee
02-21-2009, 01:54 PM
How about "Dubai-ye Dubai-ya, take the heat dear"?

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 01:55 PM
It's interesting that Nole won against Tsonga in only one match that truly mattered.

If these consecutive Nole's 4 losses against Tsonga are supposed to be some sort of Tsonga's revenge for their only encounter that truly mattered, so be it.

And there is also one interesting fact about encounters between these 2, and it is that Tsonga beat Nole in 4 consecutive matches on indoor hard courts after that famous AO 2008 final.

I guess Nole is not supersitious. I don't know, but it seems to me that he played in all those 4 matches against Tsonga wearing white instead of wearing black. The only time he won against him was when he wore dark clothes. He should have put black clothes. Things could have turned out much better that way for Nole in this match, i think...:rolleyes:

I agree with the clothes - as soon as I saw him in white I was like "Ah - OK - you've lost" :o

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 01:55 PM
Or "Sheikh, Rattle and Roll" :unsure:

Or 'Jew made me love you; I didn't wanna do it' :rolls:

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 02:01 PM
That's the only positive to take from today. And he needs the points with Murray on his butt. He's defending SF in Dubai and title in IW. He went out in 1R of Miami, which means big chance to gain pts, but Murray also went out in 1R so big chance for him as well.

Well no Rafa, Roger, Roddick, Davy and Verdasco in Dubai so Nole and Murray have pretty decent chances to meet in the final. :) Winning IW in current form may be difficult but as you said he can make up the differential with Miami (hopefully). As long as Nole is top 4 he will get decent draws...

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 02:02 PM
Or 'Jew made me love you; I didn't wanna do it' :rolls:

:tape: :rolls: Very funny - but probably far too politically incorrect for MTF - we might get banned :eek:

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 02:04 PM
It's not actually derogatory - it's just a happily chosen play on words/sounds.:angel:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 02:06 PM
It's not actually derogatory - it's just a happily chosen play on words/sounds.:angel:

I know that, and you know that :shrug: But many at MTF may not :rolleyes:

Lee
02-21-2009, 02:06 PM
Suggestions for title, what's your pick?

'Dubai-ye, Dubai-ye. Wipe the tear baby dear from your eye-ee!'

"Sheikh, Rattle and Roll"

"Dubai-ye Dubai-ya, take the heat dear"

'Jew made me love you; I didn't wanna do it'

aeronatasha
02-21-2009, 02:08 PM
Fuck fuck fuck fuckitty fuck. :mad:

Should have played a more risky game. Wasn't concentrated enough on 2nd serves.
And I'm sad to say he's a completely different player in TBs nowadays, no clutch play, no clear plan.

I'll go watch some snooker to calm myself down.

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 02:08 PM
Lee - it's your thread :) We will go with whatever you prefer :)

Fuck fuck fuck fuckitty fuck. :mad:

Should have played a more risky game. Wasn't concentrated enough on 2nd serves.
And I'm sad to say he's a completely different player in TBs nowadays, no clutch play, no clear plan.

I'll go watch some snooker to calm myself down.

After all the FATW talk :tape: Are you SURE snooker will calm you down? :lol:

jchuabh
02-21-2009, 02:09 PM
If he was only a fraction as superstitious as Nadal, he'd stick to wearing black against Tsonga every time...

There seems to be an inverse relationship going on here. The better-looking he gets, the uglier his game becomes.

I still remember the first time I ever clapped eyes on Nole, at FO 'o6, as if it were just yesterday. Thought he looked cute as a button. The simile no longer applies, cos my, how he's grown into this Slavic hunk-god in the last few months. Especially with him letting his hair growing out now. Guess he's sick of vying with Youzhny for the crewcut-loving fan base.

And this is why he needs to up his game again, before he slides out of the top three to give way to the likes of Murray and Del Potro. Tennis is dying a slow death as a spectator sport, and the last thing it needs is a gaggle of ghastly gargoyles - Federer, Murray and JMDP - at its apex to drive the final nail into its coffin.

pookykiki
02-21-2009, 02:12 PM
Hello Rose :wavey:. I'm fine but it could be better if Nole wins today!
I have lot of work because I prefer watch Nole on a livestream than finish what I have to do :lol:. Now, I have a week's work to catch up this weekend!
And you how are you?

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 02:13 PM
There seems to be an inverse relationship going on here. The better-looking he gets, the uglier his game becomes.

I still remember the first time I ever clapped eyes on Nole, at FO 'o6, as if it were just yesterday. Thought he looked cute as a button. The simile no longer applies, cos my, how he's grown into this Slavic hunk-god in the last few months. Especially with him letting his hair growing out now. Guess he's sick of vying with Youzhny for the crewcut-loving fan base.

:rolls: :lol: Good-rep coming your way :yeah: ;)

Lee
02-21-2009, 02:13 PM
And this is why he needs to up his game again, before he slides out of the top three to give way to the likes of Murray and Del Potro. Tennis is dying a slow death as a spectator sport, and the last thing it needs is a gaggle of ghastly gargoyles - Federer, Murray and JMDP - at its apex to drive the final nail into its coffin.

Don't really believe Del Potro will pass Nole unless JMDP has another giant improvement in his game.

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 02:14 PM
Hello Rose :wave:. I'm fine but it could be better if Nole wins today!
I have lot of work because I prefer watch Nole on a livestream than finish what I have to do :lol:. Now, I have a week's work to catch up this weekend!
And you how are you?

Yes- fine thanks :) Just getting over a cold, but otherwise good. Are you working at Madrid again this year?

If he was only a fraction as superstitious as Nadal, he'd stick to wearing black against Tsonga every time...

There seems to be an inverse relationship going on here. The better-looking he gets, the uglier his game becomes.

I still remember the first time I ever clapped eyes on Nole, at FO 'o6, as if it were just yesterday. Thought he looked cute as a button. The simile no longer applies, cos my, how he's grown into this Slavic hunk-god in the last few months. Especially with him letting his hair growing out now. Guess he's sick of vying with Youzhny for the crewcut-loving fan base.

And this is why he needs to up his game again, before he slides out of the top three to give way to the likes of Murray and Del Potro. Tennis is dying a slow death as a spectator sport, and the last thing it needs is a gaggle of ghastly gargoyles - Federer, Murray and JMDP - at its apex to drive the final nail into its coffin.

Great first post - and welcome. Still chuckling at the mental picture of Murray as a gargoyle :D

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 02:16 PM
There seems to be an inverse relationship going on here. The better-looking he gets, the uglier his game becomes.


:lol:

You could be onto something. However, that doesn't bode well for his game seeing as how he is becoming more and more gorgeous every day. ;)

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 02:16 PM
If he was only a fraction as superstitious as Nadal, he'd stick to wearing black against Tsonga every time...

There seems to be an inverse relationship going on here. The better-looking he gets, the uglier his game becomes.

I still remember the first time I ever clapped eyes on Nole, at FO 'o6, as if it were just yesterday. Thought he looked cute as a button. The simile no longer applies, cos my, how he's grown into this Slavic hunk-god in the last few months. Especially with him letting his hair growing out now. Guess he's sick of vying with Youzhny for the crewcut-loving fan base.

And this is why he needs to up his game again, before he slides out of the top three to give way to the likes of Murray and Del Potro. Tennis is dying a slow death as a spectator sport, and the last thing it needs is a gaggle of ghastly gargoyles - Federer, Murray and JMDP - at its apex to drive the final nail into its coffin.

The GofGG :haha: a little harsh :haha:- but spot on otherwise:hatoff:

aeronatasha
02-21-2009, 02:17 PM
After all the FATW talk :tape: Are you SURE snooker will calm you down? :lol:

You might be right.:o Still, it's bound to bring a smile to my face.;)

If he was only a fraction as superstitious as Nadal, he'd stick to wearing black against Tsonga every time...

There seems to be an inverse relationship going on here. The better-looking he gets, the uglier his game becomes.

I still remember the first time I ever clapped eyes on Nole, at FO 'o6, as if it were just yesterday. Thought he looked cute as a button. The simile no longer applies, cos my, how he's grown into this Slavic hunk-god in the last few months. Especially with him letting his hair growing out now. Guess he's sick of vying with Youzhny for the crewcut-loving fan base.

And this is why he needs to up his game again, before he slides out of the top three to give way to the likes of Murray and Del Potro. Tennis is dying a slow death as a spectator sport, and the last thing it needs is a gaggle of ghastly gargoyles - Federer, Murray and JMDP - at its apex to drive the final nail into its coffin.

I love that line.:haha: Everyone have ups and downs. I think I may have gotten too used to counting on Novak every single time. The field is strong, and it's survival of the fittest. He needs to relight his fire, get his brain in top gear again. That's what I love most about him, the fact he's such a smart boy.

kalisita
02-21-2009, 02:19 PM
If he was only a fraction as superstitious as Nadal, he'd stick to wearing black against Tsonga every time...

There seems to be an inverse relationship going on here. The better-looking he gets, the uglier his game becomes.

I still remember the first time I ever clapped eyes on Nole, at FO 'o6, as if it were just yesterday. Thought he looked cute as a button. The simile no longer applies, cos my, how he's grown into this Slavic hunk-god in the last few months. Especially with him letting his hair growing out now. Guess he's sick of vying with Youzhny for the crewcut-loving fan base.

And this is why he needs to up his game again, before he slides out of the top three to give way to the likes of Murray and Del Potro. Tennis is dying a slow death as a spectator sport, and the last thing it needs is a gaggle of ghastly gargoyles - Federer, Murray and JMDP - at its apex to drive the final nail into its coffin.

:lol: Thanks for making me smile after that match. :) I was thinking when they showed him sitting before the match "damn! he looks so good today!" You're right about him getting better looking! :drool: Also agree that the white was a horrible choice. I thought that was last year's outfit anyway. :shrug: No business being on him today. :(

I'm glad we've come up with a reasonable explanation for the loss. I was afraid I was going to have end up blaming Jelena!

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 02:20 PM
You might be right.:o Still, it's bound to bring a smile to my face.;)


Indeed :D

~Maya~
02-21-2009, 02:26 PM
:lol: Thanks for making me smile after that match. :) I was thinking when they showed him sitting before the match "damn! he looks so good today!" You're right about him getting better looking! :drool: Also agree that the white was a horrible choice. I thought that was last year's outfit anyway. :shrug: No business being on him today. :(

I'm glad we've come up with a reasonable explanation for the loss. I was afraid I was going to have end up blaming Jelena!

:lol:

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 02:26 PM
:haha:
Think the days are gone when we could blame Jelena - she more than redeemed herself in Shanghai.

Lee
02-21-2009, 02:27 PM
So here are the reasons that Nole lost :p

1. He grows into a Slavic hunk-god.

2. He was not wearing black.

3. Jelena showed up in the middle of a tournament.

I think we need to start a "reasons why Nole lost" thread and have a laugh out of it :lol:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 02:29 PM
So here are the reasons that Nole lost :p

1. He grows into a Slavic hunk-god.

2. He was not wearing black.

3. Jelena showed up in the middle of a tournament.

I think we need to start a "reasons why Nole lost" thread and have a laugh out of it :lol:

You forgot the fact I decided not to go to Marseille - and that Miljan was wearing green :lol: Sounds like a great idea to me :)

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 02:30 PM
The SHG in black will fulfill most of our needs I think:D

kalisita
02-21-2009, 02:31 PM
:haha:
Think the days are gone when we could blame Jelena - she more than redeemed herself in Shanghai.

She was there all week in Shanghai. She could only be bothered to come to Marseille on the weekend. Disrupted his routine, not to mention what it no doubt did to his fluid levels. :devil:

~Maya~
02-21-2009, 02:32 PM
:haha:
Think the days are gone when we could blame Jelena - she more than redeemed herself in Shanghai.

Yeah, but she was there from the beginning :unsure:, but it seems here that she showed up in the middle of the tournament. Just like in Dubai last year

So we can still blame her :lol:

Lee
02-21-2009, 02:33 PM
You forgot the fact I decided not to go to Marseille - and that Miljan was wearing green :lol: Sounds like a great idea to me :)

I'm in a thread starting mood. :p

Running:Free
02-21-2009, 02:34 PM
You forgot the fact I decided not to go to Marseille - and that Miljan was wearing green :lol: Sounds like a great idea to me :)

That must be it, Marian was wearing green too :mad:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 02:37 PM
That must be it, Marian was wearing green too :mad:

Actually so am I :unsure: :lol: Best go and change now!

*Raine
02-21-2009, 02:41 PM
:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing: --> Because I didn't get to watch the match at all (no livestreams were working fine for me) and because he lost. Hugs to everyone here.:hug:

I hope he'll do well again next week. :)

Go Llodra, I hope you win today in singles and doubles with my beloved Clement :D. Any French player who wins tomorrow is okay for me. :)

Oh yeah and go Hewitt too.

:wavey: off to watch Man U and hope they'll win or else I might consider crying at the end of the day. :o

. The simile no longer applies, cos my, how he's grown into this Slavic hunk-god in the last few months. Especially with him letting his hair growing out now. Guess he's sick of vying with Youzhny for the crewcut-loving fan base.
.

This post ftw! :rocker2:I agree he's growing more and more handsome. :angel:

pookykiki
02-21-2009, 02:47 PM
Yes- fine thanks :) Just getting over a cold, but otherwise good. Are you working at Madrid again this year?


I wish I could but I don't have holidays. I'm going to try to go to the qualies. Are you going? Dima is going to need his sister support! ;)

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 02:52 PM
I wish I could but I don't have holidays. I'm going to try to go to the qualies. Are you going? Dima is going to need his sister support! ;)

:lol: OMG - I'd forgotten about that indicent. I guess our hair colour is somewhat similar :)

But - no - I'm not going this year :sad: It's the Serbian Open the week before, and then I'm having a long weekend at Roland Garros at the end of May, - so I just can't afford any more time off work - nor any more money :o I wish it was still going to be in October- that worked much better for me timewise.

Lee
02-21-2009, 02:58 PM
*sigh* Llodra won the first set but he has trainer out.

Title in the pocket for Tsonga.

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 03:07 PM
*Sulks* Shall be doubly unbothered about tomorrow if no Simon. I think we shall go for a walk in the hills and lunch out

And Arsenal only drawing 0-0 at HT, despite totally dominating the first half. Lee - WinTV is a subscription Chinese channel yes? We've found a really good Premier league stream...

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 03:09 PM
Weather's beautiful here - a walk in the hills sounds good :)

Lee
02-21-2009, 03:10 PM
*Sulks* Shall be doubly unbothered about tomorrow if no Simon. I think we shall go for a walk in the hills and lunch out

Same here! Finally don't have to get up at 6 in the morning :p

And Arsenal only drawing 0-0 at HT, despite totally dominating the first half. Lee - WinTV is a subscription Chinese channel yes? We've found a really good Premier league stream...

No idea! But footy is #1 sport for Chinese.

kalisita
02-21-2009, 03:20 PM
Same here! Finally don't have to get up at 6 in the morning :p

Something positive at least. I will be saying "allez Llodra!" in my sleep, however. ;)

Lee
02-21-2009, 03:23 PM
Llodra plays well today but obviously, Simon is a step slower today :shrug:

Allez Llodra tomorrow too though don't put much hope in it :shrug:

Lee
02-21-2009, 03:25 PM
At least the match is over really quick and Llodra can save some energy even though he has a doubles final coming up.

:lol: at Clement's gf hanging all over him and got caught on camera earlier in the match. Now focus, Nono. :p

pookykiki
02-21-2009, 03:30 PM
:lol: OMG - I'd forgotten about that indicent. I guess our hair colour is somewhat similar :)

But - no - I'm not going this year :sad: It's the Serbian Open the week before, and then I'm having a long weekend at Roland Garros at the end of May, - so I just can't afford any more time off work - nor any more money :o I wish it was still going to be in October- that worked much better for me timewise.



October was better for me to! Roland Garros and Belgrade is fine to! Hope you are going to have fun.

BTW Micka Llodra/ Jowi what an interesting final to watch! Poor Llodra :rolleyes:

zsanika
02-21-2009, 03:37 PM
Llodra - Simon 7-6, 6-2
Simon out too..:-( poor Simon,poor Nole

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 03:41 PM
So another title for Tsonga then? :rolleyes:

Lee
02-21-2009, 03:41 PM
:wavey:

Going to make myself look pretty :p Then a busy long day with various household chores. http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/laundry.gif http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/hang_clothes.gifhttp://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/vacuum.gif

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 03:44 PM
:wavey:

Going to make myself look pretty :p Then a busy long day with various household chores. http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/laundry.gif http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/hang_clothes.gifhttp://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/vacuum.gif

:lol: Great smileys! Have a good day :hug: I guess I'm off to cook dinner now - later :kiss:

And just have to say - as usual, it's been a pleasure following a match with everyone here - I think Nole fans are the best group on MTF :)

Later :wavey:

zsanika
02-21-2009, 03:48 PM
Nole:
"There is no reason for me to be depressed. It may be the fourth time he has beaten me, our encounters have always been tight, even in the Australian Open final," he said.
"If he does not get injured, he will reach the top five. He has an incredible self-confidence, as we witnessed on that game at 5-4 in the first set. In the final, whoever his opponent, he will be the favourite."

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 03:58 PM
Nole:
"There is no reason for me to be depressed. It may be the fourth time he has beaten me, our encounters have always been tight, even in the Australian Open final," he said.


Well if he really thinks that - as opposed to saying it to put a brave face on it for the press - he may as well hang up his racket now and become the circuit party boy. Nole sweetums - we're worried; so should you be.:(

And Arsenal draw 0-0 at home to Sunderland.

:banghead: And people wonder why we :drink:...

*Raine
02-21-2009, 04:00 PM
:bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: Mika won.

At least the match is over really quick and Llodra can save some energy even though he has a doubles final coming up.

:lol: at Clement's gf hanging all over him and got caught on camera earlier in the match. Now focus, Nono. :p

What gf? I'm not with Arnaud today. :p

I hope Arnaud and Mika wins today, they are my favorite doubles team. And Arnaud is my third favorite player. :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap:

So another title for Tsonga then? :rolleyes:

It's okay Rose :lol:. I'll be happy whoever wins tomorrow anyway. :D:clap2:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 04:10 PM
Well if he really thinks that - as opposed to saying it to put a brave face on it for the press - he may as well hang up his racket now and become the circuit party boy. Nole sweetums - we're worried; so should you be.:(

And Arsenal draw 0-0 at home to Sunderland.

:banghead: And people wonder why we :drink:...

Don't worry - I shall have serious words with him in Rome :D

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 04:18 PM
I expect you to administer sound and prolonged chastisement. And to film it so we can all enjoy later :lick:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 04:21 PM
I expect you to administer sound and prolonged chastisement. And to film it so we can all enjoy later :lick:

:lol: I will do my best. You know I'd hate to disappoint my friends here :)

*Raine
02-21-2009, 05:38 PM
Go my favorite doubles team.. Clement and Llodra :bounce::bigclap::yippee::rocker2:please win, it would really make me happy. :D :banana:


EDIT: Woooo... they won. :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 06:23 PM
Go my favorite doubles team.. Clement and Llodra :bounce::bigclap::yippee::rocker2:please win, it would really make me happy. :D :banana:


EDIT: Woooo... they won. :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Congrats :D

tangerine_dream
02-21-2009, 09:30 PM
:hug: Novak fans. That was a bad TB he played. :help: I'm looking forward to his rematch with Murray at Dubai.

Thanks for your comments about Andy in the Rod forum, Rose. :wavey:

Lee
02-21-2009, 10:02 PM
Don't worry - I shall have serious words with him in Rome :D

I expect you to administer sound and prolonged chastisement. And to film it so we can all enjoy later :lick:

Give the words to me and I will deliver them in IW. *ICan'tFindAnEmoToExpressHowIFeelNow*