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

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*Ljubica*
02-07-2009, 02:01 PM
NOLE IN MARSEILLE

ATP 250 Event - http://www.open13.fr/

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8748/300pxvieuxportdemarseiljv4.th.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=300pxvieuxportdemarseiljv4.jpg)
Last time I went to Marseille, some guy along the quayside wanted to "buy" me in return for a battered old Mercedes :o Luckily my ex refused the offer - though he said he may have reconsidered if the car had been new :tape: Maybe that's why he's my "ex"? :shrug:

Anyway - I digress - Nole will play in Marseille week starting 16th February. It will be his first tournament since the AO. Let's hope he has had time to regroup and practice hard, and I wish him all the best to go deep into this tournament.

:secret: Have to admit that normally when I start a thread he loses in the 2nd round - so if he goes further I'll consider it a great personal success :)

kalisita
02-07-2009, 03:09 PM
Looks like a few of the usual suspects will be there.

1 Djokovic, Novak SRB 3
2 Murray, Andy GBR 4
3 Simon, Gilles FRA 6
4 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 7
5 Monfils, Gael FRA 13
6 Berdych, Tomas CZE 20
7 Gasquet, Richard FRA 23
8 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 24
9 Cilic, Marin CRO 27
10 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 30
11 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 31
12 Melzer, Jurgen AUT 32
13 Schuettler, Rainer GER 33
14 Seppi, Andreas ITA 34
15 Ancic, Mario CRO 35
16 Bolelli, Simone ITA 38
17 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 39
18 Benneteau, Julien FRA 40
19 Hanescu, Victor ROU 48
20 Gicquel, Marc FRA 50
21 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 51
22 Llodra, Michael FRA 54
23 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 58
WC Safin, Marat RUS 27

At least he can't play Tsonga until the SFs and Murray until the final.

It'll be good just to see him again since he's been like a ghost since the AO. :sad:

Good luck Nole!

Herdwick
02-07-2009, 03:25 PM
Ah - so here we have the significance of the Marseille photo :D

..Qu'un sang impur abreuve nos sillons! (mais de préférence pas de Nole)

*Ljubica*
02-07-2009, 03:30 PM
Ah - so here we have the significance of the Marseille photo :D

..Qu'un sang impur abreuve nos sillons! (mais de préférence pas de Nole)

Yes - I was practicing :o Thought it was better to practice in our thread than mess up one I started here :o

And I would prefer it not to be Nole's too. Guess you're already excited to see JWT back here in Europe - and in his home country too :help:

Herdwick
02-07-2009, 03:41 PM
S'il doit y avoir du sang, il doit être de JWT :devil:

*Ljubica*
02-07-2009, 03:45 PM
S'il doit y avoir du sang, il doit être de JWT :devil:

:unsure: Good job you said that to me and not to a BBC employee :tape: And here was me thinking you were making efforts to overcome your JWT dislike! :p

shuhrat
02-07-2009, 04:04 PM
:secret: Have to admit that normally when I start a thread he loses in the 2nd round - so if he goes further I'll consider it a great personal success :)
At least he enters in this tournament with a valid excuse. :p
Hopefully it helps to lift a burden from him. :devil:

Allez Nole!! :armed:

*Ljubica*
02-07-2009, 04:10 PM
At least he enters in this tournament with a valid excuse. :p
Hopefully it helps to lift a burden from him. :devil:

Allez Nole!! :armed:

:lol: Hadn't thought of it that way :lol: Wouldn't he feel bad if he lost in the 1st round though? :o

Herdwick
02-07-2009, 04:11 PM
The whole of the Marsellaise is well dodgy, lyrics-wise - you can't pin nuffin' on me guv! I plead Rouget de Lisle...

:secret: Has Nole ever won a tournament where he's been the #1 seed?

Running:Free
02-07-2009, 04:13 PM
:secret: Has Nole ever won a tournament where he's been the #1 seed?

Vienna 07? :scratch:

*Ljubica*
02-07-2009, 04:13 PM
The whole of the Marsellaise is well dodgy, lyrics-wise - you can't pin nuffin' on me guv! I plead Rouget de Lisle...

:secret: Has Nole ever won a tournament where he's been the #1 seed?

Most anthems are I think :shrug: Date back to our not-so-glorious pasts :o

As to the Number 1 seed thing - erm - not sure - but I think you may be right :o

Edit: Timmy is right and I am wrong :o Thanks Timmy :)

*Raine
02-07-2009, 04:14 PM
As most of you already know, I like JWT and Andy M but I don't think I can handle Nole losing to them again. :o

Herdwick
02-07-2009, 04:21 PM
Vienna 07? :scratch:

Take a bow :hatoff: So we do at least have a precedent there. But perhaps I should re-phrase the question to ask if he's ever won a tournament as #1 seed where JWT has been playing?

As most of you already know, I like JWT and Andy M but I don't think I can handle Nole losing to them again. :o

:hug: I will take lessons in learning to love JWT from you. Please list his good points and tell me why I should love and cherish him?

Andy M is no problem - I have to like him; he's an awkward Scottish cuss like me.:D

shuhrat
02-07-2009, 04:24 PM
Anyway, It seems like Nole always goes with Jo in MM tournament from 08 AO.
(except in Queen's Club, when Jo was injured.)
I don't like it at all. :o

amdany
02-07-2009, 05:07 PM
S'il doit y avoir du sang, il doit être de JWT :devil:

:awww::awww:poor Jo:sad:,;)
anyway I love the thread title Rose;), bonne chance to Nole!

kalisita
02-12-2009, 05:54 AM
Thought I'd bump this up since the draw is on Saturday. :) Plus his official site provides some evidence that he still exists despite no live sightings. ;)

Novak back on court!
After three weeks off court, Novak is coming back on the tennis stage!

The third player in the world is playing in Marseille from Monday, February 16th. This will be Djokovic's fourth tournament in 2009. It belongs to ATP World Tour 250 tier, and the prize money is 576,000 euros.

The Australian Open quarterfinalist will be no.1 seed, and will get a BYE in the first round.

Andy Murray and Gilles Simon from top 10 will play there. Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Marin Cilic, Mario Ancic, Ivan Ljubicic are also in the tournament field. This will be Nole's third consecutive appearance at the Open 13 tournament. He hasn't been lucky so far. In 2007 he lost in the opening round, and last year he was eliminated in the second round.

The defending champion in Marseille is Andy Murray, who defeated Mario Ancic in the last year's finals.

The winner of the tournament will get 250 ATP points and 88,500 euros.

Lee
02-12-2009, 06:02 AM
Thought I'd bump this up since the draw is on Saturday. :) Plus his official site provides some evidence that he still exists despite no live sightings. ;)

Novak back on court!
After three weeks off court, Novak is coming back on the tennis stage!

The third player in the world is playing in Marseille from Monday, February 16th. This will be Djokovic's fourth tournament in 2009. It belongs to ATP World Tour 250 tier, and the prize money is 576,000 euros.

The Australian Open quarterfinalist will be no.1 seed, and will get a BYE in the first round.

Andy Murray and Gilles Simon from top 10 will play there. Gael Monfils, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Marin Cilic, Mario Ancic, Ivan Ljubicic are also in the tournament field. This will be Nole's third consecutive appearance at the Open 13 tournament. He hasn't been lucky so far. In 2007 he lost in the opening round, and last year he was eliminated in the second round.

The defending champion in Marseille is Andy Murray, who defeated Mario Ancic in the last year's finals.

The winner of the tournament will get 250 ATP points and 88,500 euros.

May be he'll make the 3rd round this year :o

kalisita
02-12-2009, 06:13 AM
May be he'll make the 3rd round this year :o

Everybody cross their fingers!

http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg362/nona_024/other/th_205899333_04e877b3c1.jpg

shuhrat
02-12-2009, 08:05 AM
May be he'll make the 3rd round this year :o
:secret: Have to admit that normally when I start a thread he loses in the 2nd round - so if he goes further I'll consider it a great personal success :)
Let's wait and see how it turns out. :angel:

Masha91
02-12-2009, 11:34 AM
Everybody cross their fingers!

http://s541.photobucket.com/albums/gg362/nona_024/other/th_205899333_04e877b3c1.jpg

*Fingers crossed*

I hope he comes into some good form soon. :)

kalisita
02-14-2009, 05:47 AM
From the official Marseille site:

Draw ceremony postponed
The draw ceremony, originally scheduled at noon on Saturday February 14th at the Palais des Sports has been postponed to 6 pm. The location remains the same.

Also, here's a link to the web tv page of the site. Hopefully, that'll mean no one will have to worry about not seeing any matches due to their area not broadcasting Marseille.

http://www.open13.fr/web-tv.html

Masha91
02-14-2009, 07:17 AM
Thanks for the link, hopefully everyone will be able to watch without any problems.

zsanika
02-14-2009, 08:22 AM
have you read it:
(The draw will take place at 18:00 instead of 12:00 because of Murray's withdrawal
I found it here:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=135676&page=3

Murray withdrawal?!Does anyone know why?

*Ljubica*
02-14-2009, 10:23 AM
:eek: No - I didn't know about Murray. In fact I thought that, whilst he was still involved in another tournament, he could not withdraw :shrug: Maybe something personal :confused:

Masha91
02-14-2009, 11:46 AM
I had no idea? Can anyone confirm why he pulled out?

zsanika
02-14-2009, 11:48 AM
1 Djokovic, Novak SRB 3
OUT Murray, Andy GBR 4
3 Simon, Gilles FRA 6
4 Tsonga, Jo-Wilfried FRA 7
5 Monfils, Gael FRA 13
6 Berdych, Tomas CZE 20
7 Gasquet, Richard FRA 23
8 Tursunov, Dmitry RUS 24
OUT Cilic, Marin CRO 27
10 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 30
11 Mathieu, Paul-Henri FRA 31
OUT Melzer, Jurgen AUT 32
13 Schuettler, Rainer GER 33
14 Seppi, Andreas ITA 34
OUT Ancic, Mario CRO 35
16 Bolelli, Simone ITA 38
17 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 39
18 Benneteau, Julien FRA 40
OUT Hanescu, Victor ROU 48
20 Gicquel, Marc FRA 50
21 Santoro, Fabrice FRA 51
22 Llodra, Michael FRA 54
23 Ljubicic, Ivan CRO 58

shuhrat
02-14-2009, 12:46 PM
Wow, So many players have pulled out. :rolleyes:
Mario and Andy are still playing in Rotterdam, I understand their withdrawl.
Now the entry looks less dense.

*Ljubica*
02-14-2009, 01:56 PM
I just watched Andy v Mario on our TV. Andy was limping pretty badly. Don't know what the problem is, but our commentators said he was in doubt to even play in the Final tomorrow, and had only played today because he didn't want to let the people down who had paid money for a semi final. Seems it is quite serious, which is why he has already pulled out of Marseille.

Edit: I see they have just given a Wild Card to Grigor Dimitrov :unsure: I really hope Nole doesn't draw him :eek:

zsanika
02-14-2009, 02:09 PM
"I got luck today," said the winner of this first semi-final.
"I was playing great and Mario was not on his best game.
"I was hitting the ball well and made very few mistakes. It was tough for him. I'm very happy to come through."

Murray said that he would have to get a problem with his foot checked out but was optimistic of being ready for the Sunday final. He was flexing the foot several times during his brief outing on court.

"I'll have the physio take a look but I'm hoping it will all be fine."

I watched the match and Murray hobbled very much on the end of the match

Masha91
02-14-2009, 02:12 PM
Wow, So many players have pulled out. :rolleyes:
Mario and Andy are still playing in Rotterdam, I understand their withdrawl.
Now the entry looks less dense.

Hopefully, Nole will take advantage.

*Ljubica*
02-14-2009, 02:13 PM
Hopefully, Nole will take advantage.

If he's still there next weekend I might even go :)

zsanika
02-14-2009, 04:46 PM
draw:
http://blog.open13.fr/2009/02/14/tirage-au-sort-effectue/

MagicMilan
02-14-2009, 04:51 PM
thank you zsanika :D :wavey:
Chardy again in 1r :unsure:
Safin quarters
Tsonga semis :(

Don't like it one bit :(

kalisita
02-14-2009, 04:53 PM
draw:
http://blog.open13.fr/2009/02/14/tirage-au-sort-effectue/

Chardy in 1R-just played and beat! :) But, indoors should help Chardy's serve
Safin in QFs, Tsonga in SFs.
No one too scary in bottom half-Simon, Monfils, Gasquet

ellen_
02-14-2009, 04:54 PM
It's quite a tricky draw for him. And since we don't know in what shape he is after AO :rolleyes: I can't wait for the tournament to start though :dance:

shuhrat
02-14-2009, 04:57 PM
Chardy in 1R-just played and beat! :) But, indoors should help Chardy's serve
Safin in QFs, Tsonga in SFs.
No one too scary in bottom half-Simon, Monfils, Gasquet

and the crowd help him too.

not worst but tough draw...

kalisita
02-14-2009, 05:03 PM
The draw:

1st Quarter
DJOKOVIC, Novak (SRB) vs CHARDY, Jeremy (FRA)
HERNYCH, Jan (CZE) vs VLIEGEN, Kristof (BEL)
ZVEREV, Mischa (GER) vs (Q) MARCHENKO, Illya (UKR)
CLEMENT, Arnaud (FRA) vs (WC) SAFIN, Marat (RUS)

2nd Quarter
TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried (FRA) vs GOLUBEV, Andrey (KAZ)
BOLELLI, Simone (ITA) vs (Q) BLOOMFIELD, Richard (GBR)
GABASHVILI, Teimuraz (RUS) vs TURSUNOV, Dmitry (RUS)
LJUBICIC, Ivan (CRO) vs LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP)

3rd Quarter
BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE) vs YOUZHNY, Mikhail (RUS)
(Q) JANOWICZ, Jerzy (POL) vs SEPPI, Andreas (ITA)
(LL) DE VOEST, Rik (RSA) vs LLODRA, Michael (FRA)
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri (FRA) vs MONFILS, Gael (FRA)

4th Quarter
(LL) BASTL, George (SUI) vs GICQUEL, Marc (FRA)
SANTORO, Fabrice (FRA) vs BENNETEAU, Julien (FRA)
(Q) RECOUDERC, Laurent (FRA) vs SCHUETTLER, Rainer (GER)
(WC) DIMITROV, Grigor (BUL) vs SIMON, Gilles (FRA)

zsanika
02-14-2009, 05:04 PM
not easy draw...Nole played against Chardy in Melbourne and Nole won but Tsonga...against....:-((
I think Nole's quarter is "good" but there is in 2nd quarter is Tsonga

*Ljubica*
02-14-2009, 05:24 PM
:spit: Don't like it :rolleyes: Looks like I won't get my trip to Marseille after all :sad:

*Raine
02-14-2009, 05:28 PM
:wavey: Rose

What does "Le jour de gloire est arrivé!" mean btw? :)

*Ljubica*
02-14-2009, 05:33 PM
:wavey: Rose

What does "Le jour de gloire est arrivé!" mean btw? :)

It means something like "the day of glory has arrived" :) It's a line from the French National Anthem, which, of course, is called "La Marseillaise", so I thought it vaguely fitted as a thread title. I don't see any glory against Chardy on an indoor court in his own country though :help:

«Ivan»
02-14-2009, 08:07 PM
toughest possible draw:(

Running:Free
02-14-2009, 08:29 PM
It means something like "the day of glory has arrived" :) It's a line from the French National Anthem, which, of course, is called "La Marseillaise", so I thought it vaguely fitted as a thread title. I don't see any glory against Chardy on an indoor court in his own country though :help:

:rolls:

I have full trust in Marat to loose early, Nole's beat Clement easy in three at the USO, Hernych had some good results last week so he might be hot or cold. Vliegen/Zverev should be little trouble. Ivan/Dmitry are unknown variables, but Nole can get through either. The only one's who may spell trouble would Feli/JWT. R1 against Jeremy can get tricky, but think Nole will pull through.

I conjecture, of course :p

Lee
02-15-2009, 12:20 AM
Not sure his 3rd round opponent will be Safin. Also not sure if he makes 3rd round. :tape:

*Raine
02-15-2009, 03:09 AM
thank you zsanika :D :wavey:
Chardy again in 1r :unsure:
Safin quarters
Tsonga semis :(

Don't like it one bit :(

Nole can do it :D :bounce::yippee::rocker2:

It means something like "the day of glory has arrived" :) It's a line from the French National Anthem, which, of course, is called "La Marseillaise", so I thought it vaguely fitted as a thread title.

Thanks :D. I'm planning to put it on my sig in another forum. ;)

I don't see any glory against Chardy on an indoor court in his own country though :help::rolls::rolls::rolls:

:rolls:

I have full trust in Marat to loose early,

Noooooooooooooooo :sobbing:


Nole's beat Clement easy in three at the USO:awww: My no. 1 fave against my no. 3 fave again. :sad:

Masha91
02-15-2009, 05:12 AM
*Ljubica* is right,if I'm not mistaken <<La Marseillaise>> was used as the rallying call of the French Revolution.

Ajde Nole, you can do it!

*Ljubica*
02-15-2009, 10:56 AM
:rolls:

I have full trust in Marat to loose early, Nole's beat Clement easy in three at the USO, Hernych had some good results last week so he might be hot or cold. Vliegen/Zverev should be little trouble. Ivan/Dmitry are unknown variables, but Nole can get through either. The only one's who may spell trouble would Feli/JWT. R1 against Jeremy can get tricky, but think Nole will pull through.

I conjecture, of course :p

Well, let's hope your conjecture is right :) I have him firmly losing to Chardy of course :o Wouldn't worry too much about Dima though - he's had a really bad start to the year, and only won one match all year so far :sad: He won't get far enough to play Nole at all.

~Maya~
02-15-2009, 11:33 AM
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z128/leonei7331/emoticon-1.gif Draw

Good luck Nole

Masha91
02-15-2009, 11:47 AM
Only one day to go! Do your best Nole :)

zerocool_
02-15-2009, 12:03 PM
Well, not so bad draw, he could get worse :) Good luck Nole :)

Castielo
02-15-2009, 12:07 PM
Good luck nole! Live stream please, hon :)

*Ljubica*
02-15-2009, 12:18 PM
Good luck nole! Live stream please, hon :)

The tournament website has a free Web TV here http://www.open13.fr/web-tv.html I don't think anyone has tried it yet though.

Castielo
02-15-2009, 12:29 PM
Thank you rose :)

*Ljubica*
02-15-2009, 12:30 PM
Thank you rose :)

You're welcome :) I'll be at work next week, so won't be able to use it apart from any evening matches, so I just hope Nole gets evening matches :)

«Ivan»
02-15-2009, 01:35 PM
ljubica,gio,don't be afraid:sad:
tough draw,truth but we have to hope.
he's in some sort of crisis,okay,he's ours,we have to be with him no matter what:hug:

by the way ljubica (can't spread..)you're so right.people should be afraid of...

*Ljubica*
02-15-2009, 02:27 PM
ljubica,gio,don't be afraid:sad:
tough draw,truth but we have to hope.
he's in some sort of crisis,okay,he's ours,we have to be with him no matter what:hug:

by the way ljubica (can't spread..)you're so right.people should be afraid of...

:hug: Absolutely agree - he needs his fans more in bad times than good, and we should be there for him.

Don't worry about the other thing - I totally agree with you :hug:

Castielo
02-15-2009, 02:49 PM
And of course we do :)

Tess Gray
02-15-2009, 03:10 PM
Thanks for the livestream Rose :wavey:

Can't wait to see him play again! Feels like the last time I saw him was ages ago. Adje Nole :yeah:

Masha91
02-15-2009, 03:34 PM
Thanks for the link, yes, it does seem like forever since he's been out on court.

kalisita
02-15-2009, 03:42 PM
Order of play for tomorrow is out. As expected, no Nole.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/496/op.pdf

*Ljubica*
02-15-2009, 04:08 PM
Order of play for tomorrow is out. As expected, no Nole.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/496/op.pdf

Thanks. The cynical side of me says that I guess the tournament have to make sure their Top Seed doesn't lose on the 1st day :o So this way he can't, and has to hang around Marseile for longer, and do personal appearances etc :)

Lee
02-15-2009, 06:24 PM
Now I wish Nole will go deep here and will withdraw from Dubai! Too bad that he hasn't played any 500 event so far this year. :(

Running:Free
02-15-2009, 08:25 PM
Now I wish Nole will go deep here and will withdraw from Dubai! Too bad that he hasn't played any 500 event so far this year. :(

Why, Lee? :scratch:

I have Monday off (Family Day) so was hoping Nole would play, but didn't think it would happen anyway. Don't think I'm going to be able to see him all week unless he's first up in the morning, or the second night match.

Lee
02-15-2009, 09:14 PM
Dubai (or the country UAE) refused visa for Peer to play in the WTA tournament this week. Basically the tournaments (both WTA and ATP) promised to grant visas to all players who make entry list but so far, all Israeli players were blocked one way or another. The players should boycott tournaments like this, especially the top players to show their support of fellow players.

Truc
02-15-2009, 09:29 PM
I was reading Zverev's "blog" and he says that he was supposed to practice with Nole today, but Nole cancelled because he isn't feeling well.
http://www.abendblatt.de/daten/2009/02/15/1049928.html
I don't think it's anything serious, but I thought I would let you know.

Lee
02-15-2009, 09:30 PM
Thanks for the news.

:( Nole

~Maya~
02-15-2009, 09:33 PM
Dubai (or the country UAE) refused visa for Peer to play in the WTA tournament this week. Basically the tournaments (both WTA and ATP) promised to grant visas to all players who make entry list but so far, all Israeli players were blocked one way or another. The players should boycott tournaments like this, especially the top players to show their support of fellow players.


They should. This is an insult to the whole tour. What if other countries decided to behave like this? If they cannot respect the rules of ATP or WTA tour then they should not have a privilege of hosting the tournaments. I would really like to see players pull out of this tournament.

kalisita
02-15-2009, 09:36 PM
Dubai (or the country UAE) refused visa for Peer to play in the WTA tournament this week. Basically the tournaments (both WTA and ATP) promised to grant visas to all players who make entry list but so far, all Israeli players were blocked one way or another. The players should boycott tournaments like this, especially the top players to show their support of fellow players.

I agree, but no one will. The WTA released a statement saying they were going to look into the future of the tournament and were very upset by this news. I may just be overly cynical, but I have a feeling that sounds good today, but they're really hoping the whole thing blows over and people barely remember it next year when the tournament rolls around. I blame the tour above all else. They knew this was going to be a problem, but they wanted the money and for the Israelis to just stay home. I know a lot of people say that politics and sports shouldn't mix, and on one hand I agree with that since I don't really want to hear about politics when watching sports, but on the other hand I'm glad Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe didn't feel that way back in the day. Sadly, I think Billie Jean feels that way today, though.

Lee
02-15-2009, 09:44 PM
It may not be an issue next year or further down the road. Dubai's money is running out. The real estate market is falling like/or worse than US. Roger probably lost money in his 2nd home there :p And without the BIG appearance fee, there won't be that many top players playing there.

kalisita
02-15-2009, 09:46 PM
I was reading Zverev's "blog" and he says that he was supposed to practice with Nole today, but Nole cancelled because he isn't feeling well.
http://www.abendblatt.de/daten/2009/02/15/1049928.html
I don't think it's anything serious, but I thought I would let you know.

Thanks for sharing. :) Not the best news to inspire confidence. Hope he's 100% by match day.

Masha91
02-16-2009, 03:17 AM
Yes, hopefully he'll be match fit when the time comes.

*Ljubica*
02-16-2009, 07:16 AM
I was reading Zverev's "blog" and he says that he was supposed to practice with Nole today, but Nole cancelled because he isn't feeling well.
http://www.abendblatt.de/daten/2009/02/15/1049928.html
I don't think it's anything serious, but I thought I would let you know.

Thanks for coming over with the news - hope Nole gets well soon - hopefully it's just a cold like mine - should be clear in a day or so.

As for Dubai - I think what they've done is disgusting, and I really hope they are punished for it by having their damn tournament wiped from the schedule:fiery: I certainly hope players will pull out. Sadly neither will happen though :sad:

Herdwick
02-16-2009, 08:29 AM
Hmm - it just says due to illness - no more detail. But we won't hold our breath. Rather tough on the Marseille tournament if the top seed collapses two years in succession though. They might wish to bestow their appearance money elsewhere next year.

What does anyone expect from Dubai? It is just acting true to form - its record is also appalling in terms of conditions for foreign construction workers etc. It has always struck me as a negative entry on Federer's personal balance sheet that he owns property and spends so much time there.

Castielo
02-16-2009, 08:42 AM
In germany:(

kalisita
02-16-2009, 12:36 PM
Hmm - it just says due to illness - no more detail. But we won't hold our breath. Rather tough on the Marseille tournament if the top seed collapses two years in succession though. They might wish to bestow their appearance money elsewhere next year.

What does anyone expect from Dubai? It is just acting true to form - its record is also appalling in terms of conditions for foreign construction workers etc. It has always struck me as a negative entry on Federer's personal balance sheet that he owns property and spends so much time there.

That's true about Dubai. Always expect that things will be better despite no actual reason as to why it would be different. And I admit to the same uneasy feelings about Federer's connection to Dubai. The ATP/WTA ties with the country also make me uneasy.

On topic, the webtv on the Marseille site doesn't appear to work. Hopefully just a problem today. Does anyone remember what it was like last year, if it even existed? I thought it worked, but then I was thinking maybe I had it confused with Rotterdam's web stream. :scratch:

Herdwick
02-16-2009, 01:21 PM
Seem to remember I couldn't get it to work last year. Have just downloaded but nothing yet...

GM implies similar problems.

shuhrat
02-16-2009, 01:51 PM
This tournament is on the live video list at betfair/bet365.
From Night session of Tuesday and some day session of Wednesday
Then, probably you'll see it at http://atdhe.net/ ;)

Masha91
02-16-2009, 01:59 PM
Thanks for the link.

zsanika
02-16-2009, 02:00 PM
Gasquet pulled out
Tennis - ATP - Marseille - Gasquet doit renoncer
Richard Gasquet ne pourra pas participer au tournoi de Marseille qui a commencé lundi. Le Français a dû déclarer forfait suite à une blessure à l'épaule droite.Tennis - ATP - Marseille - Gasquet must renounce

(Richard Gasquet will not participate in the tournament in Marseille, which began Monday. The Frenchman had to forfeit after an injury to his right shoulder.)

Masha91
02-16-2009, 02:02 PM
Oh no, poor Richie! I hope he gets back to 100% soon. Thanks for the article and translation.

*Ljubica*
02-16-2009, 03:05 PM
Seem to remember I couldn't get it to work last year. Have just downloaded but nothing yet...

GM implies similar problems.

I have the same problem now. All I get is a pretty blue screen - no tennis at all :sad:

kalisita
02-16-2009, 04:29 PM
Tuesday Order of Play. Still no Nole.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/496/op.pdf

zsanika
02-16-2009, 04:34 PM
Nole will play on wednesday

*Ljubica*
02-16-2009, 04:35 PM
If he isn't feeling well, as Truc said here earlier, guess he probably asked for as late a start as possible anyway :shrug:

kalisita
02-16-2009, 08:06 PM
I have the same problem now. All I get is a pretty blue screen - no tennis at all :sad:

Hopefully that's just because no one is broadcasting it until tomorrow night. It's probably just a feed. So, hopefully it'll work for tomorrow night.

Masha91
02-17-2009, 07:27 AM
It's not working for me at the moment. However, I'll try again soon.

zsanika
02-17-2009, 09:14 AM
LIVE STREAM HERE:
http://channelsurfing.net/
Open 13 (ATP Marseille) 1:00PM EST 2/17

zsanika
02-17-2009, 05:43 PM
http://www.open13.fr/upload/programme/programme-jour-2009-mercredi-18.pdf
ORDER OF PLAY WEDNESDAY

*Ljubica*
02-17-2009, 05:44 PM
:fiery: Not a good time - I'll still be at work - no chance to watch :tears:

zsanika
02-17-2009, 05:53 PM
Novak Đoković (SRB)
Jeremy Chardy (FRA)
Schedule of play:
WEDNESDAY at 14.30 CET (Center Court)!

good luck Nole!!!!!!!!!!!!!

shuhrat
02-17-2009, 05:55 PM
wow, No.1 seed against a French player then day session?
unexpected schedule :lol:

MagicMilan
02-17-2009, 05:57 PM
Perfect time for me, sorry Rose :hug:
Hopefully Novak will prevail and there'll be plenty of his matches you'll see this week ;)

shuhrat
02-17-2009, 06:01 PM
http://blog.open13.fr/2009/02/17/benneteau-santoro-et-djoko/ :p

http://blog.open13.fr/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/img_5648mod.jpg
http://blog.open13.fr/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/img_5651_mod.jpg

*Ljubica*
02-17-2009, 07:03 PM
Perfect time for me, sorry Rose :hug:
Hopefully Novak will prevail and there'll be plenty of his matches you'll see this week ;)

It's OK :hug: Hope you enjoy the match! I'll just have to hope my Boss goes out, so at least I can check the live scoreboard now and again. Watching a livestream will be impossible though - they've got really strict on downloads/livestreams etc, and most are banned :bigcry:

wow, No.1 seed against a French player then day session?
unexpected schedule :lol:

Guess it's because there are more, higher ranked French players still involved for the later sessions - Simon, Tsonga etc. It might work in Nole's favour, because in the afternoon, less of the crowd will be drunk and raucous like they may become at night!

shuhrat
02-17-2009, 07:24 PM
Guess it's because there are more, higher ranked French players still involved for the later sessions - Simon, Tsonga etc. It might work in Nole's favour, because in the afternoon, less of the crowd will be drunk and raucous like they may become at night!
There's no problem with the schedule. Just did't expect it ;) and agree with you.
Actually this is more convenient for my time zone.

As Milan said, hope he plays well so you'll meet him in weekend. :hug:

*Ljubica*
02-17-2009, 07:52 PM
There's no problem with the schedule. Just did't expect it ;) and agree with you.
Actually this is more convenient for my time zone.

As Milan said, hope he plays well so you'll meet him in weekend. :hug:

Thanks :hug: Not really sure if I can go this weekend after all now though - even if he is still there :sad: Some family stuff has come up that I really have to do this weekend - so we'll just have to wait and see.

Masha91
02-18-2009, 09:10 AM
I hope the family stuff isn't too serious and you can see him.

It's not long until match time now, good luck Nole!

MagicMilan
02-18-2009, 10:03 AM
Just read on one Serbian site that Novak had a minor food poisoning in Marseille, that's the reason he had to skip a few training sessions. Now he's feeling ok, and there's no reason to worry. That's what his manager said :unsure:

Herdwick
02-18-2009, 10:33 AM
Just read on one Serbian site that Novak had a minor food poisoning in Marseille, that's the reason he had to skip a few training sessions. Now he's feeling ok, and there's no reason to worry. That's what his manager said :unsure:

Oh the glamour of the jet set life...:rolls:

Running:Free
02-18-2009, 11:52 AM
http://blog.open13.fr/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/img_5648mod.jpg

White Hoodie :hearts:

I'm :mad: that I won't be able to watch Nole :armed:

zsanika
02-18-2009, 12:26 PM
Good Luck Nole!!!!!!!!

Masha91
02-18-2009, 12:57 PM
3-2 to Nole, going with serve.

ellewoods
02-18-2009, 01:02 PM
Chardy's playing well...

Masha91
02-18-2009, 01:03 PM
Yes he is

kalisita
02-18-2009, 01:10 PM
Getting nowhere on Chardy's serve thus far. :sad:

MTF in very slow for me today. :mad:

Masha91
02-18-2009, 01:10 PM
I have to go to bed unfortunately. Uh, the one day (okay one of the few) I have to get up early!

Good luck Nole, AJDE!

ellewoods
02-18-2009, 01:10 PM
it's stressful because nole is not making any inroads on chardy's serve but chardy is getting to 30 on most of nole's service games

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 01:12 PM
Managed to skive off early :o Worked from 6.00am til 1.30pm today and got home at 4-4. Nole better damn well win this match now :fiery:

Masha91
02-18-2009, 01:16 PM
He got a bit further on Chardy's serve this time, keep it up Nole! I'm off now.

ellewoods
02-18-2009, 01:18 PM
He got a bit further on Chardy's serve this time, keep it up Nole! I'm off now.

Night Masha :wavey:

I should probably sleep too. I have to wake up in 5 hours...

but i dont want to...

*Raine
02-18-2009, 01:20 PM
It's so frustrating when you can't watch the match :mad::o:unsure:.

All I can do for now is cheer :clap2:.

MagicMilan
02-18-2009, 01:21 PM
0-30 on Chardy's serve
a chance here?

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 01:21 PM
It's so frustrating when you can't watch the match :mad::o:unsure:.

All I can do for now is cheer :clap2:.

Have you tried the Channelsurfing one? It works great for me? http://www.channelsurfing.net/

MagicMilan
02-18-2009, 01:22 PM
Novak's serve so far is excellent, but his game is meh :shrug:
a lot of short balls

30-30 of course :rolleyes:

MagicMilan
02-18-2009, 01:23 PM
that 0-30, second serve point was a great chance :(
TB

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 01:24 PM
My hatred of big servers gets worse every day :spit:

Tie break :unsure: Why don't those screeching kids in the crowd just STFU? :devil:

MagicMilan
02-18-2009, 01:25 PM
Novak with a mini break 2-0*
ajdeeee

kalisita
02-18-2009, 01:26 PM
TB! :scared:

Nole looks like he's still feeling the food poisoning. Looks a little off physically. Color not great.

Up a mini!

MagicMilan
02-18-2009, 01:28 PM
My hatred of big servers gets worse every day :spit:
Me too :o
4-2*
Novak is wasting so many chances on Chardy's second serve :(

ellewoods
02-18-2009, 01:31 PM
woohoo! first set! now nole better feed chardy a bagel or a breadstick in the second. elle needs some zzz's!

kalisita
02-18-2009, 01:33 PM
:bounce: 1st set! :bounce:

Took me so long to be able to write this, the 2nd set is already starting. :sad::fiery:

Herdwick
02-18-2009, 01:34 PM
AO result was 7-5, 6-1, 6-3.

Stream is excellent but MTF is still unusable :banghead:

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 01:43 PM
Yes - MTF is indeed very bad this afternoon :rolleyes: They need a whole new set of servers - that actually work!

Lee
02-18-2009, 01:45 PM
:woohoo: Finally break!!

ellewoods
02-18-2009, 01:45 PM
yes!! break! :bounce:

MagicMilan
02-18-2009, 01:46 PM
finally :D

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 01:46 PM
He better hold his own damn serve now :rolleyes: Seems very "down" and not at all involved in this match :sad:

kalisita
02-18-2009, 01:47 PM
Got the break! :) Now, need a hold.

Lee
02-18-2009, 01:47 PM
Nole finally plays like a top player. Up his game at TB and hold serve with break point down and then broke his opponent.

But still I haven't seen any spark in his eyes like last year AO :shrug:

*Raine
02-18-2009, 01:48 PM
Have you tried the Channelsurfing one? It works great for me? http://www.channelsurfing.net/

I've tried it, the livestreams in channelsuffering and atdhe buffers every 2 seconds for me. :o :sad: Our internet speed can't handle it.

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 01:50 PM
I've tried it, the livestreams in channelsuffering buffers every 2 seconds for me. :o :sad: Our internet speed can't handle it.

:awww: Sorry :hug: Perhaps I had better not tell you Miljan is there and looks :hearts: then :o I'll look after him for you though - don't worry :hug:

Herdwick
02-18-2009, 01:52 PM
Agree looks flat and bootfaced. Ou se trouve sa joie de vivre? :shrug:

kalisita
02-18-2009, 01:55 PM
I've tried it, the livestreams in channelsuffering and atdhe buffers every 2 seconds for me. :o :sad: Our internet speed can't handle it.

Don't know if it'll work any better, but here's a justintv link. http://www.justin.tv/vipsportss

Lee
02-18-2009, 02:07 PM
Let's hope no brain frat serving for the match :tape:

kalisita
02-18-2009, 02:09 PM
Alright.:clap2: Serve this out. :clap2:

Lee
02-18-2009, 02:10 PM
And finished the match with a love game!

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 02:11 PM
OK - job done successfully :) I will take advantage of my early home time to do some ironing for an hour :rolleyes: Back very soon I hope :)

Lee
02-18-2009, 02:11 PM
He's lucky that the first point, Chardy let out instead of a winner and 2nd point, Chardy aggressive forehand just long as Nole was totally out of that point.

Herdwick
02-18-2009, 02:11 PM
OK - job done.

:secret: Does anyone else find the 'Christian mingle' on the CS link hilarious?

Lee
02-18-2009, 02:12 PM
Next round will be Hernych! Allez Nole!

MagicMilan
02-18-2009, 02:13 PM
I was really scared of this first round, nice win :)
Now build on this :yeah:

ellewoods
02-18-2009, 02:13 PM
thank god he got through. hopefully he livens up a bit for the latter stages. anyways, i'm off to sleep! i wont be joining you guys until after the tourney so cheer loudly for me! :hug: :wavey:

GOOD LUCK NOLE!!

kalisita
02-18-2009, 02:15 PM
:bounce: :bigclap: :bounce:

Not the greatest performance or even the most exciting match, but it was enough as they say. Through to R2! :) Hopefully being feeling better and, most importantly, playing better!

Jan Herynch up next. Hernych won the only other time they played.
2006 's-Hertogenbosch Grass R16 Hernych 6-2 6-4

zerocool_
02-18-2009, 02:16 PM
Well, great serving atleast :) Good luck in next round :)

aeronatasha
02-18-2009, 02:24 PM
OK - job done.

:secret: Does anyone else find the 'Christian mingle' on the CS link hilarious?

Hahaha, yeah, the whole 'meet single Christians here' followed by 'Russian Ladies - Dream Marriage' and 'Adult TV - live, kinky, uncensored'.

But seriously, what's up with no ground game? I have yet to see him put serve and ground game together in a proper manner this year..

Snap out of it soldier!

zsanika
02-18-2009, 03:23 PM
Djokovic had a fantastic 89 first service percentage. He hit 11aces and won 70 points, 5 more than his opponent.

Nole will play against Jan Hernych in the second round. Number 68 in the world from Czech Republic beat the Belgian Kristof Vliegen.

The Serbian and the Czech player met only once, in 2006, in the second round of Den Bosch (grass), Hernych won in straight sets, 6:2 6:4.

Their match is scheduled on Thursday.

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 03:23 PM
thank god he got through. hopefully he livens up a bit for the latter stages. anyways, i'm off to sleep! i wont be joining you guys until after the tourney so cheer loudly for me! :hug: :wavey:

GOOD LUCK NOLE!!

Have a safe trip, and speak when you get home :hug: And of course we'll cheer for you!

zsanika
02-18-2009, 05:14 PM
ORDER OF PLAY:
http://www.open13.fr/upload/programme/programme-jour-2009-jeudi-19.pdf
Novak Đoković (SRB)
Jan Hernych (CZE)
Schedule of play:
Thursday at 14.30 CET (Centre Court)!-again-

Lee
02-18-2009, 05:17 PM
Again, no go back to sleep after sending my son to school :p

Björki
02-18-2009, 05:17 PM
Nole :yeah:

zsanika
02-18-2009, 05:20 PM
ATP Tour - Djokovic returns with win in Marseille

A refreshed Novak Djokovic started his Marseille Open campaign with a 7-6 6-4 win over Frenchman Jeremy Chardy.
The world number three has been out of action since he retired against American Andy Roddick during their Australian Open quarter-final last month.

"I took some rest after the Australian Open. I needed to have a fresh mind," Djokovic said after his first-round win.

The top seed served 13 aces and only had to defend one break point against the 22-year-old Chardy, who reached the final of this month's South African Open.
Djokovic next faces Czech Jan Her

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 05:22 PM
ORDER OF PLAY:
http://www.open13.fr/upload/programme/programme-jour-2009-jeudi-19.pdf
Novak Đoković (SRB)
Jan Hernych (CZE)
Schedule of play:
Thursday at 14.30 CET (Centre Court)!-again-

:sobbing: Not sure I can leave early again :sad: Must admit I know next to nothing about Hernych except that he beat Nole last time they played :rolleyes: Is he another big server :unsure: by any chance?

ellen_
02-18-2009, 05:22 PM
ORDER OF PLAY:
http://www.open13.fr/upload/programme/programme-jour-2009-jeudi-19.pdf
Novak Đoković (SRB)
Jan Hernych (CZE)
Schedule of play:
Thursday at 14.30 CET (Centre Court)!-again-

Nooo, I'll be at healthcare lesson then :sobbing: I really thought they might put him in the evening session. Damn it. He better wins... I am so gonna fly to Marseille and kick his so called skinny tiny ass if he doesn't :p One match this week was not enough for me.

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 05:24 PM
Nooo, I'll be at healthcare lesson then :sobbing: I really thought they might put him in the evening session. Damn it. He better wins... I am so gonna fly to Marseille and kick his so called skinny tiny ass if he doesn't :p One match this week was not enough for me.

:lol: Don't scare him too much though - we need him to be focussed tomorrow - not looking over his shoulder for angry Belgians :)

ellen_
02-18-2009, 05:40 PM
:lol: Don't scare him too much though - we need him to be focussed tomorrow - not looking over his shoulder for angry Belgians :)

He doesn't need to worry, I'm rarely angry at tennis players ;)

zsanika
02-18-2009, 05:58 PM
"Jan is a player who likes to take the ball early and he’s a player with a great touch," said Djokovic, looking ahead. "He has a pretty solid serve and nice baseline strokes and he goes to the net a lot. So I think I’m going to get more rhythm with him than I did today and hopefully I can get a positive outcome."

Lee
02-18-2009, 06:38 PM
Nooo, I'll be at healthcare lesson then :sobbing: I really thought they might put him in the evening session. Damn it. He better wins... I am so gonna fly to Marseille and kick his so called skinny tiny ass if he doesn't :p One match this week was not enough for me.

Not likely any night match for Nole until he plays Tsonga :p

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 06:42 PM
He doesn't need to worry, I'm rarely angry at tennis players ;)

I'm sure he'll sleep easier tonight knowing that :)

Not likely any night match for Nole until he plays Tsonga :p

I can imagine our Herdwick is already so excited at the prospect of this match :p

Herdwick
02-18-2009, 06:51 PM
In! Hallelujah! Damn site...:banghead:

Herdwick is distracted by having just cooked and fed her beloved a truly vile vegetable curry. Don't know what went wrong - my curries are usually great but this one has gone in the bin. So she does not need thoughts of the SB savaging a weakened Nole to further curdle her evening.:sad:

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 06:54 PM
In! Hallelujah! Damn site...:banghead:

Herdwick is distracted by having just cooked and fed her beloved a truly vile vegetable curry. Don't know what went wrong - my curries are usually great but this one has gone in the bin. So she does not need thoughts of the SB savaging a weakened Nole to further curdle her evening.:sad:

:awww: Maybe you were thinking of SB when you were making it - and the whole thing kind of curdled :unsure: So what has poor JP done - gone to the chippie?

Herdwick
02-18-2009, 07:08 PM
Well I was blaming the lack of a cauliflower and uneven spicing but SB is a better scapegoat.:lol:

I am filling him up on fruit and a caramelised apple tart. If he's still hungry after that there's smoked salmon and bagels...:awww: He's still working poor love - he's on call tonight.

Lee
02-18-2009, 07:15 PM
Poor JP. It's all Nole's fault :p

Herdwick
02-18-2009, 07:26 PM
:wavey: But bagels are being requested...

*Ljubica*
02-18-2009, 07:34 PM
Well I was blaming the lack of a cauliflower and uneven spicing but SB is a better scapegoat.:lol:

I am filling him up on fruit and a caramelised apple tart. If he's still hungry after that there's smoked salmon and bagels...:awww: He's still working poor love - he's on call tonight.

So not only starving him, but making him work as well :awww: Poor baby :awww: Hope he enjoys his bagels anyway. I'm off myself now too - getting up at 4.30am is begining to catch up with me. Will try and be here mid-afternoon tomorrow - probably sometime in the 2nd set of Nole's match I reckon. :wavey: for now.

Running:Free
02-18-2009, 08:45 PM
Ah, 'tis a good feeling to come back and see that Nole won :D

Same time again tomorrow :o As long as he wins :yeah:

shuhrat
02-18-2009, 10:10 PM
Video : NOVAK DJOKOVIC: "I FEEL GOOD IN MARSEILLE" (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8f0bo_djokovic-open13-2009-conference-de_sport)
Audio: http://www.open13.fr/interviews-2009.html
about Schedule, Kid's day(a little bit longer in video), doping test(audio), Marseille,,

~Maya~
02-18-2009, 10:12 PM
Nice to see Novak won :yippee:

zsanika
02-19-2009, 07:26 AM
"You always have to be happy when you win, especially after a couple of weeks off," commented Djokovic. "I tried to recover after the Australian Open quarter-finals and tried to get some rhythm. It was hard to get some rhythm today because I played against a big server and we were both serving well with a high percentage of first serves. It was just a matter of a couple of points that decided the winner."

Lee
02-19-2009, 12:42 PM
Good Morning/Afternoon!

Allez Nole!

Herdwick
02-19-2009, 12:42 PM
Greetings - we would seem to be alone :sad:

Lee
02-19-2009, 12:53 PM
Hopefully Rose will be here later!

Pretty good start 3-0 and Hernych so far can't handle Nole's ground stroke. As long as Nole didn't commit an UE. ;)

MagicMilan
02-19-2009, 12:59 PM
4-1, nice :D

Lee
02-19-2009, 12:59 PM
Nole's forehand still hasn't found its range :armed:

Herdwick
02-19-2009, 01:03 PM
:wavey: Am having a rotten day at work so need Nole to give some meaning to my life.

Lee
02-19-2009, 01:05 PM
:wavey: Am having a rotten day at work so need Nole to give some meaning to my life.

He's doing an OK job so far although MTF is being an arse again.

MagicMilan
02-19-2009, 01:06 PM
Forehand was a bit off in the first 2 games, now much better. But backhand is on fire :drool:
5-2

Lee
02-19-2009, 01:13 PM
:help: Nole is not happy on court!

Lee
02-19-2009, 01:14 PM
Same old Nole broken while serving for the set :help:

Running:Free
02-19-2009, 01:14 PM
Bah, Nole.

Herdwick
02-19-2009, 01:14 PM
He's doing an OK job so far ...

Ahem - you were saying...:rolls:

*Gnashes teeth*

MagicMilan
02-19-2009, 01:14 PM
WTF was that??? :retard:
2 atrocious games, back on serve 5-4* :rolleyes:

kalisita
02-19-2009, 01:15 PM
0-30!

40-30! Deuce! BP!

Broken! :sad::mad: Making it difficult now.

Herdwick
02-19-2009, 01:17 PM
Love your penguin - is it the IH team?

Running:Free
02-19-2009, 01:18 PM
That FH on the run :spit:

Netting everything and anything :o

Lee
02-19-2009, 01:21 PM
No. of ball bounces increased significantly and Hernych raised his game a lot. :awww:

edit: I should know not to jinx him :sobbing:

Lee
02-19-2009, 01:25 PM
Lucky that Hernych played a lousy game. 7-5

MagicMilan
02-19-2009, 01:25 PM
7-5 yeaaaaah, should have been 6-3 :rolleyes:

kalisita
02-19-2009, 01:26 PM
Love your penguin - is it the IH team?

The penguin is from the Pittsburgh Penguins, wearing #66 for the great Mario Lemieux :rocker2:

First set in the bag finally! Hopefully, an easy second set.

Lee
02-19-2009, 01:30 PM
Nole is still pretty pissed. :tape:

Herdwick
02-19-2009, 01:31 PM
Come ON Gorgeous!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Lee
02-19-2009, 01:32 PM
Finally a good game with good groundstrokes. Glad he used that pissy energy in a positive way.

Running:Free
02-19-2009, 01:33 PM
Oh Good Lord.

Lee
02-19-2009, 01:34 PM
:help: again

Herdwick
02-19-2009, 01:35 PM
Always so relaxing watching Nole...

Lee
02-19-2009, 01:37 PM
I blame the commentator for the last game. He's the one said the match would be over in 15 minutes. :p

kalisita
02-19-2009, 01:41 PM
:help: again

Just the usual. UP and down UP and down.

*Ljubica*
02-19-2009, 01:43 PM
:wavey: Just got home - as early as possible! Looks comfortable from the scoreline, but reading here, would seem not :sad:

Lee
02-19-2009, 01:44 PM
:wavey: Just got home - as early as possible! Looks comfortable from the scoreline, but reading here, would seem not :sad:

He prolongs the match so you can be home when he finishes the match ;)

*Ljubica*
02-19-2009, 01:45 PM
He prolongs the match so you can be home when he finishes the match ;)

:D Good boy Nole :yeah:

Running:Free
02-19-2009, 01:45 PM
Rose, it looked pretty comfortable at 5-2* in the first set too :rolleyes: Nole is something of a magician at making things hard.

*Ljubica*
02-19-2009, 01:47 PM
Rose, it looked pretty comfortable at 5-2* in the first set too :rolleyes: Nole is something of a magician at making things hard.

Looks like he might be trying to do the same thing here :help:

Lee
02-19-2009, 01:51 PM
Luck on Nole again for the wrong call

kalisita
02-19-2009, 01:51 PM
:wavey: Just got home - as early as possible! Looks comfortable from the scoreline, but reading here, would seem not :sad:

:wavey: Became a little more difficult as it progressed.

Running:Free
02-19-2009, 01:53 PM
It is difficult to be angry at him when he looks like that :shrug:

:hearts:

*Ljubica*
02-19-2009, 01:55 PM
It is difficult to be angry at him when he looks like that :shrug:

:hearts:

:lol: Indeed - he's looking good today, though I personally preferred yesterday's black to the drab old green of today :rolleyes:

Herdwick
02-19-2009, 01:57 PM
Second vote here for the black - bloody pastels, bloody Adidas. Just when I need a tonic:devil:

And just for you he makes it even harder...

Lee
02-19-2009, 01:59 PM
It's really hard to watch this match :tape:

Running:Free
02-19-2009, 02:00 PM
Because dropshots really do always work for him...

:rolleyes:

Lee
02-19-2009, 02:02 PM
His forehand is taking a vacation.

kalisita
02-19-2009, 02:07 PM
His forehand is taking a vacation.

That's been the case all year. It seems to only make appearances here and there. :sad:

An easy hold! Hopefully break here and be done with this match. :)

*Ljubica*
02-19-2009, 02:08 PM
Second vote here for the black - bloody pastels, bloody Adidas. Just when I need a tonic:devil:

And just for you he makes it even harder...

:hug: Sorry for the bad day. It's sure not a good match - not unhappy I mised the first set and a bit :o

Lee
02-19-2009, 02:11 PM
Let's hope Hernych self destruct again :tape:

Lee
02-19-2009, 02:12 PM
MP Allez Nole

:banghead:

Lee
02-19-2009, 02:13 PM
Another MP

Ajde

Lee
02-19-2009, 02:14 PM
3 is a charm, please

Lee
02-19-2009, 02:15 PM
Finally *phew*

*Ljubica*
02-19-2009, 02:16 PM
:D Not convincing, but got the job done :) Have a few things to do now - will be back in an hour or so I hope :kiss:

Ajde Nole :rocker:

zsanika
02-19-2009, 02:22 PM
congrats Nole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Herdwick
02-19-2009, 02:37 PM
I need a beer!

*Ljubica*
02-19-2009, 03:40 PM
I need a beer!

:lol: Was the match really that bad? :eek: Or is it everything else today? I'm back now anyway - and glad Nole lives to fight another day.

zsanika
02-19-2009, 03:43 PM
Djokovic, Benneteau reach Open 13 quarterfinals

MARSEILLE, France (AP)—Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals of the Open 13 on Thursday, beating Jan Hernych of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-4.

The third-ranked Serb broke Hernych in the first game, then dropped serve at 5-4. They also traded breaks in the second set, with Djokovic again breaking to claim the set.

“I made a lot of unforced errors today,” Djokovic said. “I was in control of the match most of the time. With my mistakes, I gave him opportunities to come back in the match. But I’m happy to get through in straight sets.”

Djokovic will next play Mischa Zverev of Germany.

kalisita
02-19-2009, 03:51 PM
Having massive problems getting on this site today. :fiery:

So let me belatedly say I'm glad Nole is through. :clap2: Not the greatest showing, but enough in the end. Zverev next. They've never played, but he shouldn't be that much trouble. :unsure:

aeronatasha
02-19-2009, 03:54 PM
Nole.. you were so frustrated and pissy and hissy.. it actually made me smile, means you care.:kiss:

On a more serious note, what. the. fuck. happened to his fh? Doesn't take the balls early, lousy timing, too much of a swing or a tight one..:cuckoo: Is it just a matter of confidence?
He tried to go for too much today and missed a lot.

Still. Think he'll be better come tomorrow.:)

*Ljubica*
02-19-2009, 04:05 PM
Having massive problems getting on this site today. :fiery:

So let me belatedly say I'm glad Nole is through. :clap2: Not the greatest showing, but enough in the end. Zverev next. They've never played, but he shouldn't be that much trouble. :unsure:

Yes - MTF is slow as help again right now :rolleyes: As for Zverev - I've seen him play a bit here in Europe. Makes a lot of unforced errors and has a tendancy to choke, but he also has another "BIG SERVE" :unsure: I am sick and tired of these damned big servers :rolleyes: In his interview after the match, Nole said they knew each other quite well from junior days - I guess maybe Zverev spent some time at the Pilic Academy too?

Lee
02-19-2009, 04:49 PM
With the racket and string technology, almost all up-and-coming players are "big" servers. Nole better learns how to deal with them ASAP.

Honestly, I can't blame his missing forehands on the new racket. His forehand has been hit-or-miss since last year hard court season :shrug:

kalisita
02-19-2009, 08:04 PM
Friday Order of Play http://blog.open13.fr/2009/02/19/programme-du-20-fevrier/

Nole will be first on centre at 2:00 pm local time.

*Ljubica*
02-19-2009, 08:05 PM
Working from home tomorrow - so Nole with my lunch will go down just fine :) Thanks for the OOP Kalisita.

Lee
02-19-2009, 10:38 PM
I will be busy getting my son for school :p But will join the party 30 minutes later.

Running:Free
02-19-2009, 10:59 PM
I will be busy getting my son for school :p But will join the party 30 minutes later.

I'll only be watching for the first 30 :p

Nole.. you were so frustrated and pissy and hissy.. it actually made me smile, means you care.:kiss:

On a more serious note, what. the. fuck. happened to his fh? Doesn't take the balls early, lousy timing, too much of a swing or a tight one..:cuckoo: Is it just a matter of confidence?
He tried to go for too much today and missed a lot.

Still. Think he'll be better come tomorrow.:)


I think he just needs (A LOT) of match-practice. Hopefully, by the time IW rolls along, he'll find some form.

Video interview after the R2 match:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k72qg1PvoxDBFmXoB1

Love his laugh. Something wrong with his arm, keeps on itching it :lol:

Masha91
02-20-2009, 07:34 AM
Good luck against Zverev, Nole. Keep going :)

zsanika
02-20-2009, 08:32 AM
good luck Nole!!!!come on!!!you can do it!

kalisita
02-20-2009, 12:06 PM
Back in Black! :drool:

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 12:16 PM
:inlove: Someone dared to knock at my door so I missed the first three points of this match! But I'm here now :)

Running:Free
02-20-2009, 12:17 PM
A grand total of one game, and I have to leave :o

Fingers crossed. Hopefully he'll have this one in the bag, by the time I check back. See you all later :wavey:

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 12:20 PM
A grand total of one game, and I have to leave :o

Fingers crossed. Hopefully he'll have this one in the bag, by the time I check back. See you all later :wavey:

:awww: Hope so. Have a good day :)

Herdwick
02-20-2009, 12:32 PM
...'And the Serb is on top...'

Sounds good to me :rolls: :devil:

kalisita
02-20-2009, 12:33 PM
And there is a break! :clap2: (by DF :awww:)

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 12:36 PM
...'And the Serb is on top...'

Sounds good to me :rolls: :devil:

:lol: Behave woman :p

Match seems quite relaxing so far - wait for the problems ahead though - I'm sure there will be some :rolleyes:

Herdwick
02-20-2009, 12:38 PM
:nerner: Aren't we allowed Frivolous Friday :angel:

Wry smile indeed...

Lee
02-20-2009, 12:45 PM
I was wondering why the match is already 5-2 and then I saw serve, return winner or unreturned serve, end of point :lol:

Allez Nole! Serve it out the first set!

And MTF was so messed up that by the time my post finally post, it's the beginning of 2nd set :p

kalisita
02-20-2009, 12:48 PM
:lol: Behave woman :p

Match seems quite relaxing so far - wait for the problems ahead though - I'm sure there will be some :rolleyes:

First set down. One more to go! :)

It has been very straightforward. And that does make me a bit more nervous than it probably should. :awww:

Also MTF seems to be getting pissy again. :fiery: Going from slow to super-slow. :rolleyes:

Herdwick
02-20-2009, 12:52 PM
Guess it's cos we're all streaming.:shrug: JP is WAH too and moaning cos his applications are slower :haha: But I tell him the sacrifice is worth it for Nole's sake and he has been pacified by the promise of the pub tonight and a fish supper. We plebians are easily satisfied...

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 12:53 PM
OMG Miljan :inlove: Why does that man do his best to make me forget that I'm not single anymore :o Where is Raine when you need her? I need someone to :drool: with!

Herdwick
02-20-2009, 01:07 PM
Nole looking utterly luscious today :lick: Miljan is all yours.

Lee
02-20-2009, 01:07 PM
Is that Uncle Goran sitting next to Marian?

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 01:15 PM
Nole looking utterly luscious today :lick: Miljan is all yours.

Thanks :hug: I could definitely think of some uses for him right now :angel:

Is that Uncle Goran sitting next to Marian?

Yes - I think so. Must be information-gathering for the tournament later this year :)

kalisita
02-20-2009, 01:16 PM
Nole looking utterly luscious today :lick: Miljan is all yours.


Especially since he actually looks glad to be out there at times. :)


Dropshot of fail!

ellen_
02-20-2009, 01:18 PM
Thanks :hug: I could definitely think of some uses for him right now :angel:

It's good to know that you all have troubles behaving too :angel: Or did you mean you can use him to do the dishes now? :p

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 01:20 PM
Come on Nole - I need to go to the Bank and run some errands :)

It's good to know that you all have troubles behaving too :angel: Or did you mean you can use him to do the dishes now? :p

I'll leave that to your imagination ;)

*Ljubica*
02-20-2009, 01:21 PM
Nole :worship: Congrats - and a lovely smile at the end too :)