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Indian Summer in Indian Wells! Beat the Heat NOLE! Cheering Thread QF vs Roddick

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Lee
02-28-2009, 07:50 PM
I hope this will be the next big step of Nole. DEFEND HIS TITLE!

Idemo Nole!

savesthedizzle
02-28-2009, 07:54 PM
:rocker2:

Herdwick
02-28-2009, 08:42 PM
Nothing like striking when while the iron is hot - go Lee :dog:

(Take it we've all given up on next weekend and the DC then :lol:)

kalisita
02-28-2009, 09:44 PM
Nothing like striking when while the iron is hot - go Lee :dog:

(Take it we've all given up on next weekend and the DC then :lol:)

I worry about DC. :scared: I fear that the clay is going to ground to dust any momentum Nole could have taken into IW from Dubai. Hope I'm wrong.

Ajde Nole! Defend this Title! :rocker2:

Lee
02-28-2009, 09:48 PM
I hate DC interrupting the rhythm too.

Masha91
03-01-2009, 08:06 AM
Ajde Nole! Keep the streak going and defend!

Bjrki
03-01-2009, 09:14 AM
Nole :bounce:

MagicMilan
03-01-2009, 11:58 AM
Perfect time to finally see Nole defending a title :D

aeronatasha
03-01-2009, 03:33 PM
I hate DC interrupting the rhythm too.

I know, it's quite unfortunate, but I love how much he enjoys playing for Serbia. Brings a tear to my eye. :sad:

But thanks for the thread Lee! Hope your magic works in IW too!

*Ljubica*
03-01-2009, 03:48 PM
Lee started another thread :bounce: So that means victory at IW is assured then? :)

As for DC - hope I don't upset people by saying this, but I've never liked it, and I wish he wasn't playing next week :o Yes, I'll cheer for him and for Serbia too of course, but I don't think they really have any chance at all against Spain away on clay (sorry Natasha and other Serbs here :hug: ), and I'm kind of scared that a bad loss will ruin his new found confidence before he has to defend IW. I really just wish he'd get to The States quickly and start to prepare for that.

pica_pica
03-01-2009, 03:55 PM
To defend his IW title, Nole has to beat:
1) the heat
2) jet lag (Europe to America)
3) change of surface
4) tiredness (if he plays well against Rafa in DC)
5) the pressure of being defending champ
6) his previous unpleasant memories playing in the US
7) the pressure from the rising Murray
8) probably 2 of the other members of Fantastic Four
9) the little demon in himself

The greater the opponent, the greater the win.
Ajde Noleeeeee!!!

*Ljubica*
03-01-2009, 04:00 PM
To defend his IW title, Nole has to beat:
1) the heat
2) jet lag (Europe to America)
3) change of surface
4) tiredness (if he plays well against Rafa in DC)
5) the pressure of being defending champ
6) his previous unpleasant memories playing in the US
7) the pressure from the rising Murray
8) probably 2 of the other members of Fantastic Four
9) the little demon in himself

The greater the opponent, the greater the win.
Ajde Noleeeeee!!!

It's that little demon that scares me the most :o

Lee
03-01-2009, 05:07 PM
To defend his IW title, Nole has to beat:
1) the heat
2) jet lag (Europe to America)
3) change of surface
4) tiredness (if he plays well against Rafa in DC)
5) the pressure of being defending champ
6) his previous unpleasant memories playing in the US
7) the pressure from the rising Murray
8) probably 2 of the other members of Fantastic Four
9) the little demon in himself

The greater the opponent, the greater the win.
Ajde Noleeeeee!!!

The heat is not likely to be a problem. The average high temperature is around mid to high 20sC with record high at low 30s plus the humidity is low. It's the nicest time of the year, weatherwise, in the desert here.

Indian Wells is a 2 weeks event and top players have BYE to first round so won't play until Saturday, lots of time adjusting to jet lag and recover from tireness.

Rafa, Nole and Murray all subject to change of surface and for Federer, what surface as he hasn't played since AO :lol:

The crowd in Indian Wells is quite different from USO and he's pretty well liked there.

Of the top 4, Nole seems to be healthiest one (:tape:) for the time being so....

The worst is the little demon in himself, as Rose said. :p

pica_pica
03-01-2009, 05:19 PM
:bounce:Yay, Lee thanks for reminding me that IW is a 2-week event :wavey:....I'm a pretty new tennis fan compared to all of you here so I don't know about that....:dance:
Ah....that makes my tennis world a lot more optimistic! :yippee:

Herdwick
03-01-2009, 05:25 PM
The heat is not likely to be a problem. The average high temperature is around mid to high 20sC with record high at low 30s plus the humidity is low. It's the nicest time of the year, weatherwise, in the desert here.

Indian Wells is a 2 weeks event and top players have BYE to first round so won't play until Saturday, lots of time adjusting to jet lag and recover from tireness.

Rafa, Nole and Murray all subject to change of surface and for Federer, what surface as he hasn't played since AO :lol:

The crowd in Indian Wells is quite different from USO and he's pretty well liked there.

Of the top 4, Nole seems to be healthiest one (:tape:) for the time being so....

The worst is the little demon in himself, as Rose said. :p

A lovely positive post - thank you :D. So if we all combine against the little demon :armed: his problems will be over.

aeronatasha
03-01-2009, 05:29 PM
Lee started another thread :bounce: So that means victory at IW is assured then? :)

As for DC - hope I don't upset people by saying this, but I've never liked it, and I wish he wasn't playing next week :o Yes, I'll cheer for him and for Serbia too of course, but I don't think they really have any chance at all against Spain away on clay (sorry Natasha and other Serbs here :hug: ), and I'm kind of scared that a bad loss will ruin his new found confidence before he has to defend IW. I really just wish he'd get to The States quickly and start to prepare for that.

Not upseting at all.;) I, on the other hand, think that a chance to play Nadal on his beloved clay, where he is an overwhelming favourite, is actually a nothing-to-lose situation that will charge Nole + the fact he's playing for his country. Everyone here is more than aware of our *slim* chances, so whatever they manage to come up with will be just fine.:angel:

The more Novak is confronted with Rafa, the better he'll learn how to beat him on clay. Besides, our team is very united, they all get along great, and I think Novak cherishes those moments. It'll do him good either way.

But if Serbia was to somehow magically win the tie..:eek: That would propel Novak like a scorching, sharp rocket and he would arrive in IW with a huge grin on his face.:devil:

*Ljubica*
03-01-2009, 05:29 PM
A lovely positive post - thank you :D. So if we all combine against the little demon :armed: his problems will be over.

I'm sure we can all get together and whip the little demon into submission :devil: Who knows - someone might enjoy it :angel:

Not upseting at all.;) I, on the other hand, think that a chance to play Nadal on his beloved clay, where he is an overwhelming favourite, is actually a nothing-to-lose situation that will charge Nole + the fact he's playing for his country. Everyone here is more than aware of our *slim* chances, so whatever they manage to come up with will be just fine.:angel:

The more Novak is confronted with Rafa, the better he'll learn how to beat him on clay. Besides, our team is very united, they all get along great, and I think Novak cherishes those moments. It'll do him good either way.

But if Serbia was to somehow magically win the tie..:eek: That would propel Novak like a scorching, sharp rocket and he would arrive in IW with a huge grin on his face.:devil:

Totally agree with the bolded part. They do all seem like good friends and enjoy their time together. Guess I admit, part of it from me, is a very personal thing. I'm normally pretty ambivelent when Nole loses - I don't get :mad: or upset, - I just think there will be another tournament next week....... but when it comes to Nadal, because of my own personal dislike :o, I do take his defeats very hard and get upset :tears: and I'm really not looking forward to another one.

star
03-01-2009, 06:55 PM
The heat is not likely to be a problem. The average high temperature is around mid to high 20sC with record high at low 30s plus the humidity is low. It's the nicest time of the year, weatherwise, in the desert here.

Indian Wells is a 2 weeks event and top players have BYE to first round so won't play until Saturday, lots of time adjusting to jet lag and recover from tireness.

Rafa, Nole and Murray all subject to change of surface and for Federer, what surface as he hasn't played since AO :lol:

The crowd in Indian Wells is quite different from USO and he's pretty well liked there.

Of the top 4, Nole seems to be healthiest one (:tape:) for the time being so....

The worst is the little demon in himself, as Rose said. :p

Agree with all of this. Two years ago it was 100 to 104, but that's unusual. I think it will be in the 80's this year -- maybe jumping into the 90's.

I think Djokovic is liked at IW. The crowd loved him two years ago, and last year too. I don't know if they will be a little soured on him after the USO, but California is a lot different than New York. I think Djokovic isn't too fond of Indian Wells because it's more of a retirement community and there's no night life to speak of unless he goes to Palm Springs. But, maybe he'll appreciate the calm a little bit more this year. :)

Lee
03-01-2009, 07:05 PM
star, from the forecast, it will be a bit rainy when you're on your way.

And I think he's not so fond of IW because the food portion is so small :lol:

Masha91
03-04-2009, 04:11 PM
I wouldn't be fond of that either, lol.

Good luck Nole!

Baghdatis#1
03-06-2009, 10:24 PM
GL Nole!:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Let's defend this title:scared:

arm
03-10-2009, 02:44 PM
Lee starting a thread menas victory? :woohoo:

What was the last time you started a tread and he won? I mean which tournament? 2208 IW?

:bounce: Now I am sure!

Herdwick
03-10-2009, 02:56 PM
Lee gets the credit for Dubai 2009 but IW was Jelena78. Last year's role of honour was:

TMC - Kalisita
Rome - Jitterbug
IW - Jelena78
AO - Jess

Wooden spoon to the rest of us :sad:

Solution - we need more titles!

shuhrat
03-10-2009, 03:36 PM
What time will the main draw be released?

ellen_
03-10-2009, 03:57 PM
What time will the main draw be released?

1pm. But I'm slightly confused because of the timezone. I think it is GMT-7 now, because of daylight saving time. So that makes it 8pm GMT. Confirmation wanted :)

shuhrat
03-10-2009, 04:12 PM
1pm. But I'm slightly confused because of the timezone. I think it is GMT-7 now, because of daylight saving time. So that makes it 8pm GMT. Confirmation wanted :)
Thanks! In 5 hours from now. :yawn:

pica_pica
03-10-2009, 04:51 PM
Can't wait the draw!!! A little more than 4 hours from now

*Ljubica*
03-10-2009, 04:57 PM
1pm. But I'm slightly confused because of the timezone. I think it is GMT-7 now, because of daylight saving time. So that makes it 8pm GMT. Confirmation wanted :)

Hi Ellen :wavey: Nice to see you back here :D

I always thought IW was 8 hours behind the UK, - but I know the US has just had some kind of time change, so I think you may be right. However, I'm now confused totally, because on Nole's site they do a "what's the time at the current tournament" type feature, and it says there that it's currently 11.00am there (which would be only 5 hours behind us :o ) so I haven't a clue :confused: I think they may have got that wrong though :o

shuhrat
03-10-2009, 05:13 PM
Don't believe it on Nole's site. Ellen and you are right. ;)
You can see the exact local time on the official tournament's site (http://www.bnpparibasopen.org/1/home/).
(Yesterday they showed wrong local time even on the tournament's site. :lol:)

*Ljubica*
03-10-2009, 05:18 PM
Don't believe it on Nole's site. Ellen and you are right. ;)
You can see the exact local time on the official tournament site (http://www.bnpparibasopen.org/1/home/).

Thanks. So the draw comes out at 8.00pm here and 9.00pm in Central Europe:) I have a "World Clock" site as one of my favourites on my PC, but although it gives the major US cities on it like New York, Los Angeles etc, it didn't give IW, and here I have to admit that my US geography is dreadful :o and I don't really know where IW is (apart from somewhere in the desert :o ) so I couldn't work it out :o

PennyThePenguin
03-10-2009, 05:32 PM
IW's in the same time zone as LA ;)

*Ljubica*
03-10-2009, 05:40 PM
IW's in the same time zone as LA ;)

Thank you dear - I'll know next time :)

ellen_
03-10-2009, 05:45 PM
I always put a clock on my Windows Sidebar with the time of the location where my favourites are. So sometimes I have 3 clocks on my desktop :rolleyes: But I took the PST first, which made me totally confused when I checked it online. So it's 9.45am there now, PDT ;) Good morning, Nole :wavey:

*Ljubica*
03-10-2009, 05:54 PM
I always put a clock on my Windows Sidebar with the time of the location where my favourites are. So sometimes I have 3 clocks on my desktop :rolleyes: But I took the PST first, which made me totally confused when I checked it online. So it's 9.45am there now, PDT ;) Good morning, Nole :wavey:

Very wise move :) Btw - have posted a couple of videos in the "Fantasy" thread that might amuse you Ellen :D

kalisita
03-10-2009, 10:00 PM
Draw

http://www.bnpparibasopen.org/4/assets/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/4/assets/pdfs/draws/09ATP_MDS1.pdf

Nadal's half Projected QF vs Roddick - boo!

Nole's Quarter
DJOKOVIC vs BYE
VASSALLO ARGUELLO vs QUALIFIER
HERNANDEZ vs HAAS
BYE vs SCHUETTLER
STEPANEK vs BYE
QUERREY vs CANAS
CHELA vs SEPPI
BYE vs WAWRINKA

FERRER vs BYE
QUALIFIER vs NAVARRO
HANESCU vs CHARDY
BYE vs FISH
KIEFER vs BYE
REYNOLDS vs FOGNINI
QUALIFIER vs ZVEREV
BYE vs RODDICK

shuhrat
03-10-2009, 10:04 PM
Nadal's half, Roddick is in his quater again, :o and Wawrinka or Stepanek :scared: in 4th round
At least, Nole won't meet Tsonga before final. :p

*Ljubica*
03-10-2009, 10:13 PM
Draw

http://www.bnpparibasopen.org/4/assets/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/4/assets/pdfs/draws/09ATP_MDS1.pdf

Nadal's half Projected QF vs Roddick - boo!

Nole's Quarter
DJOKOVIC vs BYE
VASSALLO ARGUELLO vs Qualifier
HERNANDEZ vs HAAS
BYE vs SCHUETTLER
STEPANEK vs BYE
QUERREY vs CANAS
CHELA vs SEPPI
BYE vs WAWRINKA

FERRER vs BYE
QUALIFIER vs NAVARRO
HANESCU vs CHARDY
BYE vs FISH
KIEFER vs BYE
REYNOLDS vs FOGNINI
QUALIFIER vs ZVEREV
BYE vs RODDICK


Why am I not surpised :spit: Don't like Haas and Sexy Radek lurking there either :help:

Anyway - thanks for the draw - I'm off to bed :zzz: Bye for now :wavey:

Herdwick
03-10-2009, 10:13 PM
Thank you. Hmmm.

Well he should be able to beat Andy R and is due a win over Rafa again :lol: His record here is good. But we won't hold our breath.

tangerine_dream
03-10-2009, 10:14 PM
Djoker-Dick QF. :woohoo:

Herdwick
03-10-2009, 10:17 PM
Djoker-Dick QF. :woohoo:

Errr - eye candy it may be but not sure it's good for either of them.:confused:

tangerine_dream
03-10-2009, 10:29 PM
Errr - eye candy it may be but not sure it's good for either of them.:confused:
That's the part I was :woohoo: about.

As for who wins and who loses, I will worry about that when it happens. :p I think Nole will definitely want to get his revenge; the Dubai win should give him the confidence he needs going into his title defense.

Herdwick
03-10-2009, 10:47 PM
That's the part I was :woohoo: about.

As for who wins and who loses, I will worry about that when it happens. :p I think Nole will definitely want to get his revenge; the Dubai win should give him the confidence he needs going into his title defense.

Fair enough :D

And yep - if it comes to it, I will take a loss to Andy over most others:p

Jelena_78
03-10-2009, 11:36 PM
Good luck Novak!

I don't know if any of you play ATP World Tour Draw Challenge Circuit...they put Maki into draw instead of Nole :rolls:

savesthedizzle
03-10-2009, 11:48 PM
I saw that! :rolls:

At first I was like "OMG DID HE GET A WC OR SOMETHING CRAZY" and then I was like, "Wait, he cannot get a WC into the second round" :rolls:

Jelena_78
03-11-2009, 12:02 AM
I saw that! :rolls:

At first I was like "OMG DID HE GET A WC OR SOMETHING CRAZY" and then I was like, "Wait, he cannot get a WC into the second round" :rolls:

:haha:

I love your avy :hearts:
You did get the best part of the pic :aplot:

savesthedizzle
03-11-2009, 12:09 AM
:haha:

I love your avy :hearts:
You did get the best part of the pic :aplot:

I do too :inlove:

I did :D Z is kind to me :D :worship:

Baghdatis#1
03-11-2009, 02:14 AM
I like the draw:D

pica_pica
03-11-2009, 02:15 AM
I think the draw isn't too bad for Nole...Ferrer is in good form too and he has a winning record against Roddick.......so maybe Roddick won't enter QF at all.......
But Stepanek is in good form too.......could be difficult.......
Ajde Nole!!!

kalisita
03-11-2009, 03:58 AM
I think the draw isn't too bad for Nole...Ferrer is in good form too and he has a winning record against Roddick.......so maybe Roddick won't enter QF at all.......
But Stepanek is in good form too.......could be difficult.......
Ajde Nole!!!

I don't think the draw is bad either. Could be problems, but shouldn't be if his game is on. I just hate to see possible Roddick drama in the quarters. Rafa in the SFs, just like last year. Definitely not what I would call a hard draw, though.

Lee
03-11-2009, 05:27 AM
I just arrived at the stage where the draw was made when the little boy from B.C., Canada drew Nole's name. :p

The draw ceremony only for the top 32 seeds, or to be precise, seeds 3-32. No need drawing for 1st or 2nd seed and the remaining players all were placed on the draw sheet. People there lined up to make the draw, have a pic with Taylor Dent ;) and got a free can of Penn. :p

PennyThePenguin
03-11-2009, 05:35 AM
sounds like the sopot draw when there was a tourney in sopot! except that for sopot the audience got to pick the whole draw ;) except 1st and 2nd seed of course ;) and I picked a player at the draw!!! :lol: and that was the year nole was supposed to be there and bailed in the end :(

Lee
03-11-2009, 05:53 AM
Bad Bad Nole :p

It will be a bit too long for a draw this big I guess. :lol:

Lee
03-11-2009, 06:00 AM
No Nole sighting today. :awww: Hopefully better luck tomorrow because I saw Janko and Viktor.

And I saw the Head racquet bag ( It seems all player using Head are having the same bag) and it's black, white and eyes-blinding-orange-gold colour. It's OK looking if it's not under the sun. :tape:

kalisita
03-11-2009, 06:15 AM
I just arrived at the stage where the draw was made when the little boy from B.C., Canada drew Nole's name. :p

The draw ceremony only for the top 32 seeds, or to be precise, seeds 3-32. No need drawing for 1st or 2nd seed and the remaining players all were placed on the draw sheet. People there lined up to make the draw, have a pic with Taylor Dent ;) and got a free can of Penn. :p


Thanks for the report. :) Glad to hear you made it there alright. Hope your ankle is feeling better.

Lee
03-11-2009, 06:24 AM
Thanks! I wore my ankle brace whole day. It's OK in the morning but by the end of the day, a little bit sore. I walked around a lot instead of watching matches. Most of the men's matches were first up in the morning and half were finished by the time I arrived. Then there were all WTA 2nd round quali. :shrug: And I was too tired to wait for the last few men's match after the women's.

I usually write journal (guess today everyone call a blog) for my trips to IW. But right now my head is ready to explode so I will probably write down some notes for myself and write up something later.

shuhrat
03-11-2009, 08:28 AM
Good luck in IW, Lee :hug: and I look forward to your reports. :)

Nole will take part in K-Swiss chairty event today.
http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS307037+05-Feb-2009+PRN20090205
The K-Swiss Desert Smash meshes the worlds of Hollywood celebrities and the
world's best professional tennis players. On the heels of the PNB Paribas
Open in neighboring Indian Wells, players scheduled to appear to date include
Novak Djokovic, Marat Safin, WTA Tour world number 4 Vera Zvonareva, Tommy
Haas, Australian Open Doubles Champions Mike & Bob Bryan, and 2008 Indian
Wells Finalist Mardy Fish.

Following a schedule similar to years past, this year's event will feature a
tennis pro-am tournament and another stellar pro-tennis exhibition played on
the gorgeous La Quinta tennis stadium which is free to the public. Capping
off a great day of tennis, the evening event is going to rock, literally. The
evening will kick off with a silent auction and cocktail party followed by
dinner and a special, private musical performance by a chart topping recording
artist.

ellewoods
03-11-2009, 08:34 AM
Aww wish I could be in IW with you Lee! We only get like one month of tennis in Australia :sad:

And agreed that Nole's draw isnt that bad when compared to Murray's - the poor guy is recovering from a virus and has Gilles and Tsonga in his half. Though on second thoughts, with the points Nole has to the defend and the points that Murray has to gain it might be better :lol: And also, I don't like Murray so um, why do I care again?? :shrug:

So is Nole slated for a Saturday start?

*Ljubica*
03-11-2009, 09:10 AM
I just arrived at the stage where the draw was made when the little boy from B.C., Canada drew Nole's name. :p

The draw ceremony only for the top 32 seeds, or to be precise, seeds 3-32. No need drawing for 1st or 2nd seed and the remaining players all were placed on the draw sheet. People there lined up to make the draw, have a pic with Taylor Dent ;) and got a free can of Penn. :p

Lee :wavey: Glad you got there safely. Look forward to your reports when you have time to write them. Take care, look after your ankle, and have lots of fun :hug: Oh - and if you get the chance :kiss: Nole (and Miljan) - and Janko for me! :D

aeronatasha
03-11-2009, 09:40 AM
Well I for one am feeling rather optimistic. Maybe I'm just too high on coffee, candies and a sunny day though. :lol:

Time to defend your title Nole! Good luck cutie.:cool:

ellewoods
03-11-2009, 10:54 AM
*Time to defend a title haha.

Spirit_fire
03-11-2009, 10:58 AM
I'm :scared: about a Nole-Roddick QF...

Otherwise it's a decent draw.

aeronatasha
03-11-2009, 11:09 AM
I'm :scared: about a Nole-Roddick QF...

Otherwise it's a decent draw.

Should it come to that, I have a feeling Novak will do just fine.;)
I expect a few shaky matches at first, but he should be :armed: and good to go by the time he gets to QF.
Just hope he's fit and healthy, that's my main concern.

ellewoods
03-11-2009, 11:42 AM
Should it come to that, I have a feeling Novak will do just fine.;)
I expect a few shaky matches at first, but he should be :armed: and good to go by the time he gets to QF.
Just hope he's fit and healthy, that's my main concern.

for some reason i am strangely optimistic about this tournament. I mean, I dont expect him to win it but I think he should get to at least the SF. I feel like something shifted in my perception of him as he was playing Rafa in DC. For some reason I got a wave of positivity and I hope this means things are finally turning for the better! I really hope so. I hope my optimism is rewarded :dance:

Masha91
03-11-2009, 12:42 PM
Let's all be positive. Nole will do well, ajde!

Spirit_fire
03-11-2009, 01:34 PM
Should it come to that, I have a feeling Novak will do just fine.;)
I expect a few shaky matches at first, but he should be :armed: and good to go by the time he gets to QF.
Just hope he's fit and healthy, that's my main concern.

I certainly hope so. And I think he'll do a lot better when he's back on HC as opposed to how he played in DC on clay without any match practice. :)
Adje Nole.

pica_pica
03-11-2009, 05:44 PM
for some reason i am strangely optimistic about this tournament. I mean, I dont expect him to win it but I think he should get to at least the SF. I feel like something shifted in my perception of him as he was playing Rafa in DC. For some reason I got a wave of positivity and I hope this means things are finally turning for the better! I really hope so. I hope my optimism is rewarded :dance:

You are describing what I am exactly feeling. During the Dubai tournament I can already feel a little that his dark clouds are leaving him. And although he is dreadful in DC, his frustrations are not as much as before. Hopefully the sunny Djokovic finally re-emerges. And I hope Nole and the other Serbs will encourage each other more. I mean, the trio of Nole, Ana and Jelena should do that after the three are being criticized by the media together.

For prudence, I won't invest too much of my emotions into Nole defending the title. You know, Nole is like some risky shares of stock which can ride up high and then drop down low which drive investors mad (but create excitement too). But all the same, AJDE NOLE!

Ivan
03-11-2009, 08:06 PM
I'm :scared: about a Nole-Roddick QF...

Otherwise it's a decent draw.

ferrer will take care of roddick

*Raine
03-11-2009, 11:16 PM
Hopefully the sunny Djokovic finally re-emerges.

This. :yippee::yippee::rocker2::music:

Jelena_78
03-12-2009, 04:40 AM
Good luck boy!

Almost everyone is playing doubles :drink:
From top 17 only Nole, Davy and Blake are not playing.

kalisita
03-12-2009, 05:23 AM
Qualifying is done so the draw is now complete. http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/404/mds.pdf

Nole's Quarter
DJOKOVIC vs BYE
VASSALLO ARGUELLO vs (Q) DE VOEST
HERNANDEZ vs HAAS
BYE vs SCHUETTLER
STEPANEK vs BYE
QUERREY vs CANAS
CHELA vs SEPPI
BYE vs WAWRINKA

FERRER vs BYE
(Q)WIDOM vs NAVARRO
HANESCU vs CHARDY
BYE vs FISH
KIEFER vs BYE
REYNOLDS vs FOGNINI
(Q)KOELLERER vs ZVEREV
BYE vs RODDICK

Also the order of play is out for tomorrow. First day of 1R of ATP play.

http://www.bnpparibasopen.org/4/assets/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/4/assets/pdfs/draws/09thursday1.pdf

pica_pica
03-12-2009, 06:38 AM
Good luck boy!

Almost everyone is playing doubles :drink:
From top 17 only Nole, Davy and Blake are not playing.

Yeah I wonder why. I was amazed when I look into the doubles draw.
Is it because there's a lot of money to earn in the doubles?

ellewoods
03-12-2009, 08:06 AM
Yeah I wonder why. I was amazed when I look into the doubles draw.
Is it because there's a lot of money to earn in the doubles?

No I dont think that would be the reason cos isnt there usually peanuts for doubles players? Though I'd still happily take their pay over mine :lol: Maybe it's cos IW is more spread out and hence playing doubles is okay as there is more time to recover for their singles matches? :shrug: only my speculation

Interestingly though, Roger and Rafa can meet in the 2R if they both win their 1R doubles. Hard task for Roger though..he's playing the Bryan bros first up!!

shuhrat
03-12-2009, 08:10 AM
Yeah I wonder why. I was amazed when I look into the doubles draw.
Is it because there's a lot of money to earn in the doubles?
IMO, a lot of top players didn't play that much lately due to illness, injuries etc., especially in outdoor conditions. So they want to adjust their games for singles, not for doubles itself. When changing conditions drastically or after taking a long-term break, singles players tend to play doubles more than usually they do.

Anyway I always think Nole needs to play some more doubles and take it a little bit more seriously for improving his net game.

pica_pica
03-12-2009, 08:22 AM
Agree...playing doubles can help Nole at the net

pica_pica
03-12-2009, 08:31 AM
Dunno where to post this......
vote for Nole!
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/1/en/awards/default.asp

Masha91
03-12-2009, 06:01 PM
I did, thanks for the link.

kalisita
03-13-2009, 01:08 AM
Friday's Order of Play if anyone wants it. Match between De Voest and Vassallo Arguello to decide who plays Nole is tomorrow.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/404/op.pdf

schorsch
03-13-2009, 07:15 AM
Nole participated in the K-swiss charity event again (like last year where he played with Masha.S) and pictures are available at filmmagic.com....

pica_pica
03-13-2009, 03:48 PM
It seems that the lower half of the ATP draw is playing first, so Nole will be playing on Sun?

kalisita
03-13-2009, 04:09 PM
It seems that the lower half of the ATP draw is playing first, so Nole will be playing on Sun?

Yep. Thankfully the Tennis Channel is starting US coverage off. They're covering Saturday and Sunday from start to finish on the ATP side. Then it switches to FSN. :sobbing: But at least I know I can see Nole over the weekend. After that probably have to rely on streams to see not just Nole, but the rest of the tournament period. :sad:

ellewoods
03-13-2009, 04:51 PM
Oh no. If Nole is scheduled for Sunday, that will be Monday here which means I'll be at uni :sad:

pica_pica
03-13-2009, 05:00 PM
Oh no. If Nole is scheduled for Sunday, that will be Monday here which means I'll be at uni :sad:

I'm a bit luckier. Monday is foundation day for my uni so it's holiday...but then we're going to miss lots of matches from Tue to Thur anyway.....

Masha91
03-13-2009, 05:59 PM
Ajde Nole, good luck!

Masha91
03-13-2009, 06:00 PM
Oh no. If Nole is scheduled for Sunday, that will be Monday here which means I'll be at uni :sad:

Me too, probably :sad:

*Ljubica*
03-13-2009, 06:08 PM
Me too, probably :sad:

And I will probably be asleep :zzz: if he has a night match, as I really can't stay up all night with the first day of the working week on Monday. I really can't survive without sleep, let alone work and make sensible decisions.

Spirit_fire
03-14-2009, 01:17 AM
Darn it :( I won't be able to watch Nole's match OR Roger's...

kalisita
03-14-2009, 02:32 AM
Saturday's Order of Play-bottom 1/2 2R

http://www.atpworldtour.atponline.net/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/404/op.pdf

Nole will play Vassallo Arguello on Sunday. It'll be the first meeting between the two.

Lee
03-14-2009, 05:04 AM
I am safely back from Indian Wells. I swear I will leave on Thursday next year instead of Friday because it's like a zoo there plus 2 years in a row, the matches I wanted to watch were placed in the smallest courts which ended up with standing room only. :mad:

Lee
03-14-2009, 05:05 AM
And let me tell you, the boys really have fun there. And the boys are, Nole, Marian, Miljan, Janko and Viktor.

ellewoods
03-14-2009, 05:09 AM
Glad you're back safely Lee! Can we expect pictures soon? :angel:

ellewoods
03-14-2009, 05:11 AM
Saturday's Order of Play-bottom 1/2 2R

http://www.atpworldtour.atponline.net/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/404/op.pdf

Nole will play Vassallo Arguello on Sunday. It'll be the first meeting between the two.

Oh yes, at least I can see Federer tomorrow.

Masha91
03-14-2009, 05:22 AM
Is it on Foxsports here, Elle?

Lee
03-14-2009, 05:24 AM
Glad you're back safely Lee! Can we expect pictures soon? :angel:

Thanks!

I hope I can get the pics soon. I have to resize them if I want to upload here. Or I may have to load them to my photobucket account. The most fun part is in video which needs editing. So I don't know when I can get them done as I am tired from my 4+ hours drive today (it's 9:24pm now) and I have tons of laundry to do tomorrow.

kalisita
03-14-2009, 05:33 AM
I am safely back from Indian Wells. I swear I will leave on Thursday next year instead of Friday because it's like a zoo there plus 2 years in a row, the matches I wanted to watch were placed in the smallest courts which ended up with standing room only. :mad:

:wavey: Welcome back! Did you enjoy the trip despite the problems?

And let me tell you, the boys really have fun there. And the boys are, Nole, Marian, Miljan, Janko and Viktor.

You better tell us! With pics hopefully. :)

Lee
03-14-2009, 05:41 AM
It's fun fun fun kalisita and I expected the ground to be filled today plus the smaller courts problem. But the first 3 days were really great.

Quick resize of 3 pics in sequence but vid will be better

Lee
03-14-2009, 05:44 AM
:wavey:

ellewoods
03-14-2009, 05:44 AM
Thanks!

I hope I can get the pics soon. I have to resize them if I want to upload here. Or I may have to load them to my photobucket account. The most fun part is in video which needs editing. So I don't know when I can get them done as I am tired from my 4+ hours drive today (it's 9:24pm now) and I have tons of laundry to do tomorrow.


No rush hun. Whenever you can do it is absolutely fine :hug:

And also, that photo you attached above?? asdhaskjd Janko! :inlove:


Is it on Foxsports here, Elle?


Yep, looks like it will be Fox Sports 1 starting from 5am tomorrow.

Running:Free
03-14-2009, 06:07 AM
It's fun fun fun kalisita and I expected the ground to be filled today plus the smaller courts problem. But the first 3 days were really great.

Quick resize of 3 pics in sequence but vid will be better

Lee, you tease :( :p Or maybe it's MTF acting up again :smash: Can't open.

From that tiny bit, I spy a shirtless Janko, a backwards-hat Nole, and what looks to be like Viktor with a ball. :aplot:

Glad you had fun. :smooch:

Lee
03-14-2009, 06:36 AM
MTF acting up. I have problem uploading those pics myself :shrug:

Lee
03-14-2009, 06:57 AM
Hope this one works :p

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Serbian%20Boys%202009/

I have moved the pics around and here's the new link

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/IW%202009/Serbian%20Boys/

shuhrat
03-14-2009, 11:09 AM
Hope this one works :p
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Serbian%20Boys%202009/

Thanks! It works. :)

Janko :hug: Good luck in Miami where you did well last year.
Well done Victor, keep going. :D


and Nole's interview
http://www.tennistv.com/page/TennisTV/TournamentInterviews/IndianWells/0,,11444~1590047,00.html

Stephie Cesc
03-14-2009, 11:20 AM
Good luck in Indian Wells! I support you forever! Hope you successfully defend your title there! AJDE NOLE!!:woohoo:

Spirit_fire
03-14-2009, 11:29 AM
Lee those photos of Nole smiling are :inlove:
And Tips looks great too... :drool: Thank you very much!:)

*Ljubica*
03-14-2009, 01:13 PM
And let me tell you, the boys really have fun there. And the boys are, Nole, Marian, Miljan, Janko and Viktor.

Lee :wavey: Welcome back. You were close to Miljan :inlove: And those photos of shirtless Janko :hearts: I love you :hug: Seriously - thanks for all the photos, - please do you mind if I put Janko's on his Forum? (with a credit to you of course :) ) It's good to have you back!

Running:Free
03-14-2009, 02:59 PM
Hope this one works :p

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Serbian%20Boys%202009/

Lee :worship:

All three of them have great legs :yeah: :hearts:

Lee
03-14-2009, 08:16 PM
Lee :wavey: Welcome back. You were close to Miljan :inlove: And those photos of shirtless Janko :hearts: I love you :hug: Seriously - thanks for all the photos, - please do you mind if I put Janko's on his Forum? (with a credit to you of course :) ) It's good to have you back!

Go ahead. There are more Janko pics to come but I have to figure out a place to organise and put them. I don't like photobucket right now.

And Miljan, he's the worst ballboy of this world. On Wednesday night, Nole practiced for 30 minutes hitting against Marian and then his serves. So Miljan's responsibility was to pick up the balls and passed them to Nole. He managed to hit Nole on his face. :p

*Ljubica*
03-14-2009, 08:23 PM
Go ahead. There are more Janko pics to come but I have to figure out a place to organise and put them. I don't like photobucket right now.

And Miljan, he's the worst ballboy of this world. On Wednesday night, Nole practiced for 30 minutes hitting against Marian and then his serves. So Miljan's responsibility was to pick up the balls and passed them to Nole. He managed to hit Nole on his face. :p

:rolls: He was probably too busy looking at any pretty girls in the crowd :o That's what usually happens with him :lol: Either that, or chatting to any of his mates or fellow Serbs who happen to be watching round the court. Anyway - when you look like him, - your ballboy skills are really not that important - I sure wouldn't care about them :o

And thanks about the photos :hug: I already posted one of your links over there - thanks :hug:

pica_pica
03-14-2009, 08:33 PM
gosh...murray is returning mad...
I wish Nole can regain his fluidity of running down to balls...

Lee
03-14-2009, 08:49 PM
Here's a link of Nole practicing how to throw a spiral (American football) with Troicki.

OMud2HQX-6E

edit: move video to youtube

*Ljubica*
03-14-2009, 08:52 PM
Here's a link of Nole practicing how to throw a spiral (American football) with Troicki.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Serbian%20Boys%202009/?action=view&current=MVI_0815.flv

Thanks Lee :hearts: I know nothing of American football - was he any good at it?

Lee
03-14-2009, 09:00 PM
No, he's not. :lol: I have other VIDs where Mardy Fish taught Nole, Marian and Miljan how to play American football. Nole and Marian were very interested but not Miljan. Marian and Nole were OK in catching the ball but definitely not good in throwing. I am uploading a vid of Miljan and Nole :aplot: so don't leave ;)

*Ljubica*
03-14-2009, 09:06 PM
No, he's not. :lol: I have other VIDs where Mardy Fish taught Nole, Marian and Miljan how to play American football. Nole and Marian were very interested but not Miljan. Marian and Nole were OK in catching the ball but definitely not good in throwing. I am uploading a vid of Miljan and Nole :aplot: so don't leave ;)

:lol: Well I was about to leave, but now I have to stay :) Miljan :inlove: Somehow I imagine that he wouldn't like American football - I know he's a big fan of what we Europeans call "real footbal" (what you call soccer), and often football fans here look at US football as some kind of "poor relation" - I hate both so I'm staying out of it :lol:

Currently watching Marin Cilic - found him on our interractive coverage, and he's far more attractive to look at than Andy Murray was :o

Lee
03-14-2009, 09:11 PM
Murray's match is over and the 2nd match not yet started in Stadium 1 so they switched to Stadium 2. It's great that this year, there's camera on Stadium 3 too.

Lee
03-14-2009, 09:13 PM
I finally created an youtube account and it takes forever to upload this one :p

*Ljubica*
03-14-2009, 09:15 PM
Murray's match is over and the 2nd match not yet started in Stadium 1 so they switched to Stadium 2. It's great that this year, there's camera on Stadium 3 too.

Well Sky only have rights to ATP matches - not WTA - so whenever there is a womens' match on one of the courts, they have to switch to another court, show a replay, or just talk :tape: Not that it bothers me because I hate watching WTA anyway :rolleyes: And sometimes their chat is quite informative and interesting - apart from when they get into their Murray worship :rolleyes: The guy played an atrocious game against a journeyman today, and they're carrying on as though he just beat Federer in a GS final or something :rolleyes:

Waiting patiently for my beloved, darling Miljan :hearts:

Lee
03-14-2009, 09:29 PM
Finally the VID

BRJakbezv8Q

*Ljubica*
03-14-2009, 09:34 PM
Lee :worship: You are a star :worship: And can I have a Miljan fangirl moment here please? He is so strong :inlove: And I am just a total dumb blonde fangirl in his presence :o Thanks for the vid ;)

And I'm happy to see Marin now has a break in the 2nd set - I mean he cannot, just CANNOT, lose to Steve Darcis :eek: Ajmo Marin :rocker:

And now time for me to go offline - :secret: but not before I've watched Miljan and Nole again :o

Thanks again Lee :hug:

kalisita
03-14-2009, 09:38 PM
Go ahead. There are more Janko pics to come but I have to figure out a place to organise and put them. I don't like photobucket right now.

And Miljan, he's the worst ballboy of this world. On Wednesday night, Nole practiced for 30 minutes hitting against Marian and then his serves. So Miljan's responsibility was to pick up the balls and passed them to Nole. He managed to hit Nole on his face. :p

Here's a link of Nole practicing how to throw a spiral (American football) with Troicki.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/Serbian%20Boys%202009/?action=view&current=MVI_0815.flv

No, he's not. :lol: I have other VIDs where Mardy Fish taught Nole, Marian and Miljan how to play American football. Nole and Marian were very interested but not Miljan. Marian and Nole were OK in catching the ball but definitely not good in throwing. I am uploading a vid of Miljan and Nole :aplot: so don't leave ;)

Thank for the report Lee! And for the videos and pics! :) Can't wait to see more!

Running:Free
03-14-2009, 09:39 PM
So Miljan's responsibility was to pick up the balls and passed them to Nole. He managed to hit Nole on his face. :p

:spit:

Finally the VID

Well, that was one way to get back at him ;) :lol:

Lee :hatoff:

Lee
03-14-2009, 09:55 PM
I am not very organised in uploading. This VID should be before the previous one timeline-wise.

Ho-UYq0ka6s

Nole finished jogging after his one hour practice session with Schuettler. He kept asking Miljan was it done the last few laps just to entertain the crowd.

Lee
03-14-2009, 11:03 PM
btw, I love Nole usually practice on the outside more open courts instead of what I called the "diva" courts. i.e. practice courts A-D. I onlly saw Roger practice in court A while Nadal in A and C. Ana, Jelena, Safina usually on B but Ana and Jelena also in the outermost open court. If you have tennis coverage, you will notice that have an overhead camera in the grass hill right next to practice court A.

Some players, like Dementieva, Gasquet and Simon were very confident with the integrity of fans :lol: They left their racquet bags (with the credentials) right on the steps of practice courts where fans can sit and watch instead of the other side where there are benches and a low fence.

shuhrat
03-14-2009, 11:09 PM
Here's a link of Nole practicing how to throw a spiral (American football) with Troicki.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMud2HQX-6E
edit: move video to youtube

Finally the VID

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRJakbezv8Q

I am not very organised in uploading. This VID should be before the previous one timeline-wise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho-UYq0ka6s

Nole finished jogging after his one hour practice session with Schuettler. He kept asking Miljan was it done the last few laps just to entertain the crowd.
How can I resist loving such a cute boy! :inlove:
Thanks a lot, Lee! Your video makes me smile and feel happy! :hug:

ellewoods
03-15-2009, 01:41 AM
Wow, thank you so much for the videos! He always looks like he is having so much fun when training. I wish he'd bring a bit more of that back to the court though!

P.S. is anyone watching Fed atm? His new outfit makes him look weird...doesnt suit him.

Jelena_78
03-15-2009, 01:50 AM
Novak Djokovic vs Martin V.Arguello 2nd match on Stadium 1, not before 1pm (9pm CET)

Idemo Nole :rocker2:

kalisita
03-15-2009, 02:03 AM
Novak Djokovic vs Martin V.Arguello 2nd match on Stadium 1, not before 1pm (9pm CET)

Idemo Nole :rocker2:

Bad timing for me. :sad: But I'll find a way. :)

Here's a link to the complete order of play if anyone needs it: http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/404/op.pdf

Jelena_78
03-15-2009, 02:06 AM
Bad timing for me. :sad: But I'll find a way.

Here's a link to the complete order of play if anyone needs it: http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/404/op.pdf


I realised I counted wrong lol, good for me, better 9pm then 5am. I should definitely go to :zzz:

:wavey:

ellewoods
03-15-2009, 02:16 AM
damn, cant watch the match because of course they have to put roddick at 7pm :sad:

*Raine
03-15-2009, 02:27 AM
Good luck to Nole :D... he has to reach the quarters so I can finally watch you him on tv again. Our channel will only cover the quarterfinals.:o

Baghdatis#1
03-15-2009, 02:56 AM
Hmm...not the best time. I probably won't be able to see it:sad:

Lee
03-15-2009, 08:20 AM
My other pics of Nole in IW

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v335/LeeCal/IW%202009/Serbian%20Boys/Djokovic/

pica_pica
03-15-2009, 08:39 AM
I am not very organised in uploading. This VID should be before the previous one timeline-wise.

Ho-UYq0ka6s

Nole finished jogging after his one hour practice session with Schuettler. He kept asking Miljan was it done the last few laps just to entertain the crowd.

haha...the performer nature is deep down in his genes...he just can't resist it :p

Stephie Cesc
03-15-2009, 09:41 AM
Thanks for the video ;) Nole's very funny :haha:

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 12:41 PM
Sorry for those who don't like the time of tonight's match :hug: For us Europeans of course - it's ideal :woohoo: Should start around 8.00pm, so no late night before work starts again tomorrow. It couldn't be better for us, - though I appreciate that Nole may not like to play right in the middle of the day :sad:

Lee - your photos and videos always make me :D Thanks again :hug:

pica_pica
03-15-2009, 02:58 PM
Horrible timing for an Asian like me, as the match will start at 4am...
Whether I will watch it depends on whether I will obey my alarm clock, which is set to the lowest volume as I don't want to wake up my family
Ajde Nole, no matter what!

Stephie Cesc
03-15-2009, 05:20 PM
yeah the match starts at 4am for me too!! Luckily I don't have classes tomorrow :D

zerocool_
03-15-2009, 08:45 PM
Hm, i just saw on livescore
Cancl. N. Djokovic
M. V. Arguello
What happend ? :>

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 08:49 PM
Hm, i just saw on livescore
Cancl. N. Djokovic
M. V. Arguello
What happend ? :>

I have no idea what it means :shrug: There is nothing in the Results section of the tournament website to inticate a retirement or walkover :sad: And nothing on GM here or from the TV commentators that I am watching.

Herdwick
03-15-2009, 08:57 PM
Which livescores? There's nothing on there now...

Lee
03-15-2009, 08:58 PM
Hm, i just saw on livescore
Cancl. N. Djokovic
M. V. Arguello
What happend ? :>

If you scroll down further, there's Djokovic vs Arguello there.

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 09:00 PM
And our TV here has the match about to start, - so everything is OK :)

zerocool_
03-15-2009, 09:03 PM
Yea Lee, i didnt saw that :)) Good, i was afraid something happend to Nole :( So, they are playing next, good luck Nole :)

tangerine_dream
03-15-2009, 09:05 PM
What time is it?

It's Novak time. :bounce:

They just walked out on court, good luck Novak. Make it an easy win.

Baghdatis#1
03-15-2009, 09:17 PM
0-1:(

Baghdatis#1
03-15-2009, 09:18 PM
1-1:)

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 09:22 PM
Hi Andrew :wavey: (And t_d of course :) )

Lee
03-15-2009, 09:22 PM
More like the Nole we used to see, so far.

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 09:23 PM
Still wish he wouldn't wear that vile olive green though :spit:

Lee
03-15-2009, 09:26 PM
Still wish he wouldn't wear that vile olive green though :spit:

You can mentally peel it off. Although there's the compression shorts underneath :lol:

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 09:27 PM
You can mentally peel it off. Although there's the compression shorts underneath :lol:

:lol: :rolls: They can be easily disposed of :p I'm sure Herdwick could give us some tips on that!

Lee
03-15-2009, 09:30 PM
2 DSOD in one game :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 09:31 PM
2 DSOD in one game :rolleyes:

:bolt: When will he EVER learn :spit:

tangerine_dream
03-15-2009, 09:32 PM
Lee, you are not attending the day session today?

Lee
03-15-2009, 09:34 PM
I am back home already. The crowd in the weekend is nightmare and I need to be back for next week as my son has his spring break.

kalisita
03-15-2009, 09:44 PM
BP! Get this one!

kalisita
03-15-2009, 09:45 PM
And the break! Nice play.

Spirit_fire
03-15-2009, 09:46 PM
ADJE Nole!! :lol: Hey everyone!

Herdwick
03-15-2009, 09:46 PM
:wavey:

Lee
03-15-2009, 09:47 PM
Now HOLD!!!

kalisita
03-15-2009, 09:48 PM
Let's not get broken here!

kalisita
03-15-2009, 09:49 PM
WTF is he doing? Lapse in concentration. Again.

Lee
03-15-2009, 09:50 PM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

kalisita
03-15-2009, 09:51 PM
What a crap game! Gave that break right back. Arguello didn't even have to work for it.

Spirit_fire
03-15-2009, 09:51 PM
ugh...I have to leave in 10 minutes...Nole PLEASE let me leave feeling happy and hopeful...

kalisita
03-15-2009, 09:52 PM
Getting ridiculous now.

Lee
03-15-2009, 09:52 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:

The heat gets to his head.

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 09:54 PM
Novak :rolleyes: You are seriously p***ing me off :spit: Focus FFS!

Spirit_fire
03-15-2009, 09:55 PM
:sad: He was up a break...

kalisita
03-15-2009, 09:56 PM
Lost 10 of last 12 pts according to TTC. Playing like crap.

tangerine_dream
03-15-2009, 09:57 PM
Novak, stop pissing off Rosie. :p

Spirit_fire
03-15-2009, 09:58 PM
YES!! He held!

Spirit_fire
03-15-2009, 09:59 PM
Now c'mon. Break. Adje.

kalisita
03-15-2009, 10:03 PM
Another break. Do NOT screw it up again.

Lee
03-15-2009, 10:03 PM
Would he hold this time? :rolleyes:

Herdwick
03-15-2009, 10:05 PM
*Holds breath now*

Record of serving out sets. :scared:

Spirit_fire
03-15-2009, 10:05 PM
Adje. Serve it out.

kalisita
03-15-2009, 10:06 PM
What the fuck? That's how upsetting this is. Actual swear words needed.

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 10:07 PM
Novak, stop pissing off Rosie. :p

:lol: That made him worse for sure. He's 0-30 serving for the set now, damn him :banghead:

Spirit_fire
03-15-2009, 10:08 PM
Really nervous right now. And I'm late. :scared:

kalisita
03-15-2009, 10:10 PM
Woo-hoo! ?

Spirit_fire
03-15-2009, 10:12 PM
YES!!!!!! Now I REALLY have to go :lol:
Bye all! GL Nole. :kiss:

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 10:13 PM
YES!!!!!! Now I REALLY have to go :lol:
Bye all! GL Nole. :kiss:

:wavey: Take care - see you later :kiss:

kalisita
03-15-2009, 10:21 PM
There's the break in the 2nd! Now screwing around.

Running:Free
03-15-2009, 10:22 PM
Ajde, keep this one now.

Lee
03-15-2009, 10:23 PM
It's a good time to have his I-lost-my-concentration-at-least-once-in-a-set moment. :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 10:24 PM
Come on Nole - I'm getting :zzz: I don't want to be up late for this :spit:

kalisita
03-15-2009, 10:26 PM
This asshole.

Herdwick
03-15-2009, 10:26 PM
Deep sigh...

Lee
03-15-2009, 10:26 PM
It's a good time to have his I-lost-my-concentration-at-least-once-in-a-set moment. :rolleyes:

Up 30-0 and lost the next 4 points. :yeah:

Running:Free
03-15-2009, 10:28 PM
FH goes :bigwave: after every break.

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 10:32 PM
We just have to :lol: or we would all :bigcry: :hysteric:

kalisita
03-15-2009, 10:47 PM
Two holds and out of here! Come on Nole! Keep it together.

Herdwick
03-15-2009, 10:47 PM
Has anyone else got wonky wobbley lines on the stream?

Running:Free
03-15-2009, 10:56 PM
Serving it out without any problems :unsure:

Lee
03-15-2009, 10:57 PM
No monkeying around this time please, Nole.

Lee
03-15-2009, 10:57 PM
7-5 6-4 :woohoo:

Herdwick
03-15-2009, 10:58 PM
Finally - thank you Nole and good night.

Running:Free
03-15-2009, 11:00 PM
Not too awful :shrug: Good depth on shots, FH on and off. Just needs to keep concentrated.

kalisita
03-15-2009, 11:01 PM
:bigclap: A win is a win! :bigclap:

Serve improved in 2nd. Finished it off without problem. Live to fight another day! :rocker2:

Haas or Schuettler next.

*Ljubica*
03-15-2009, 11:05 PM
Can't say I enjoyed that, but as Kalisita says - a win is a win :D

I'm off to bed now - work early tomorrow :rolleyes: Catch you all later :wavey:

pica_pica
03-15-2009, 11:06 PM
Yay I succeeded in waking up and watching him.
I laughed and laughed when he dropped his racket while serving! Comical stuff!
He seems to be quite sunny today, with occasional drizzles when in the 2nd set he squandered the lead of a break again.
He has to work with his mind when he's up a break, he's playing crap when he is leading. Too complacent?
Anyway he is through and I'm happy for it. Haas and Shuettler still battling each other.
Time for bed again. 6am here and birds are singing outside already. zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZ.....

Lee
03-15-2009, 11:07 PM
Shouldn't have much problem vs either Schuettler or Haas. But with Nole, you can never tell. Interesting that he practiced with Schuettler the other day.

arm
03-15-2009, 11:12 PM
It was not a bad win. :shrug: Just a boring one..

Good night :wavey: :kiss:

Lee
03-16-2009, 12:13 AM
:wavey: Now it's time for me to go too.

kalisita
03-16-2009, 12:33 AM
Nole will play Haas in R3. Haas d Scheuttler 6-7, 6-2, 6-4. Nole leads their head-to-head 1-0. They played in 2006 at Roland Garros. Nole won in straights.

Baghdatis#1
03-16-2009, 03:21 AM
Nole:woohoo:
Keep going:banana:
He seemed to be hitting pretty well from what I saw;)

Lee
03-16-2009, 04:50 AM
Nole needs to work hard for his fitness. Temperature will be high 80s/30s by Tuesday and the heat will continue for most of the week.

star
03-16-2009, 06:27 AM
:wavey: Everyone.

I wasn't really pleased with Novak's form today. He didn't seem to have the fire he has had in the past. But take heart, the crowd wasn't against him. Not really enthralled with him as the IW crowds are with past champions -- they do love the people who have won here, eg. Daniela Hantuchova is always a crowd favorite even though she's not a star anymore.

So, I'm wishing him well and keeping my fingers crossed.

I haven't seen him at all on the practice courts, but he may have been there. I don't patrol the practice courts. I'd rather be at matches.

Stephie Cesc
03-16-2009, 11:27 AM
Actually I think Nole didn't play too bad...just give him time and let him get used to the surface and atmosphere , then I'm sure he will find his best form later in the tournament!:bigclap:

Spirit_fire
03-16-2009, 02:04 PM
:dance: Happy to see that Nole won! Annoyed I had to miss it though :fiery:

aeronatasha
03-16-2009, 02:57 PM
Usual crappy self in first rounds. :lol:
So far so good.

He's still way too serious. (I keep wanting to type serial, as in that infamous South Park episode).

I cracked up when he dropped the racquet during serve. Seemed completely bewildered. :lol:

But I'm still in a good mood, so I say bring on Tommy Haas.:cool:

zsanika
03-16-2009, 02:58 PM
“Winning Dubai meant a lot for my confidence level and for my game overall,” he said. “I’ve changed my racquet. Probably that was the big reason for mental instability in certain stages at the start of the year. I was thinking about that more than my game. Luckily for me, it has changed.

“The quality is there. The game is there. The fitness is getting much better. It’s just a mental ability to play the best tennis. My confidence has raised in the last month and a half.

Djokovic served 2 aces. He hit 22 winners to Arguello’s 11, and made 28 unforced errors to the Argentine’s 13.
Nole converted on 4 of his 8 break point chances, while Arguello capitalised on both chances he had.

*Ljubica*
03-16-2009, 04:30 PM
Usual crappy self in first rounds. :lol:
So far so good.

He's still way too serious. (I keep wanting to type serial, as in that infamous South Park episode).

I cracked up when he dropped the racquet during serve. Seemed completely bewildered. :lol:

But I'm still in a good mood, so I say bring on Tommy Haas.:cool:

:secret: I really don't like Tommy Haas :tape: So I will be REALLY upset if he loses to him. Ajde Nole :rocker:

aeronatasha
03-16-2009, 04:39 PM
He won't lose.:hug:
But I expect him to throw a tantrum or two. :lol:
I like watching Haas play, but he's quite annoying I agree.

Man how I wish Novak would just come out there and swing away..

*Ljubica*
03-16-2009, 04:55 PM
He won't lose.:hug:
But I expect him to throw a tantrum or two. :lol:
I like watching Haas play, but he's quite annoying I agree.

Man how I wish Novak would just come out there and swing away..

Guess they'll both be throwing tantrums then :rolleyes: Haas is actually extremely handsome (well I think so :o ) but he's still an a*sehole :angel: I do hope Nole doesn't underestimate him though :unsure: I know he's had lots of injuries, and he's not very consistent, but he can be dangeous - particularly on hard courts.

kalisita
03-16-2009, 05:19 PM
I just hope I can see it. FSN coverage begins today. :sobbing: Only two hours of day session coverage. :mad: I was looking forward to watching today when I remembered it wasn't on the Tennis Channel anymore. :sad: Please let the streams work!

*Ljubica*
03-16-2009, 05:24 PM
I just hope I can see it. FSN coverage begins today. :sobbing: Only two hours of day session coverage. :mad: I was looking forward to watching today when I remembered it wasn't on the Tennis Channel anymore. :sad: Please let the streams work!

Well if it's on first tomorrow I may miss the beginning, as I have to take the :cat: to the Vet tomorrow night at 5.30pm, but, even then, I'll only miss the first few games I hope, and, hopefully, they may put a WTA match on court first :) Good luck with a stream.

zerocool_
03-16-2009, 07:00 PM
Kinda expected for first match, and first match after DC on clay, so its was ok :) He will be better in next match :) Btw, here is one funny game, it guessed Nole for me :) http://en.akinator.com/#

*Ljubica*
03-16-2009, 07:09 PM
Kinda expected for first match, and first match after DC on clay, so its was ok :) He will be better in next match :) Btw, here is one funny game, it guessed Nole for me :) http://en.akinator.com/#

Wow - it guessed Pep Guardiola for me........ :secret: I had to google him to find out who he was - he was handsome though :o

Lee
03-16-2009, 07:20 PM
I just hope I can see it. FSN coverage begins today. :sobbing: Only two hours of day session coverage. :mad: I was looking forward to watching today when I remembered it wasn't on the Tennis Channel anymore. :sad: Please let the streams work!

FSN has to ruin everything :mad:

Running:Free
03-16-2009, 07:24 PM
FSN has to ruin everything :mad:

I'm not getting ANY tennis, and I have almost every FSN regional channel :smash: Escapes me how they so completely manage to screw everything up.

Lee
03-16-2009, 07:30 PM
I'm not getting ANY tennis, and I have almost every FSN regional channel :smash: Escapes me how they so completely manage to screw everything up.

So the FSN coverage in California is not much better?

Running:Free
03-16-2009, 07:39 PM
So the FSN coverage in California is not much better?

Lee, I'm in Toronto :p Far as I can tell though (through satellite), there isn't any tennis on any FSN channel :rolleyes:

shuhrat
03-16-2009, 07:42 PM
Btw, here is one funny game, it guessed Nole for me :) http://en.akinator.com/#
:eek: Yeah, it gussed Nole for me too. :D

Lee
03-16-2009, 07:55 PM
Lee, I'm in Toronto :p Far as I can tell though (through satellite), there isn't any tennis on any FSN channel :rolleyes:

How did I miss you're Canadian? :o

Since the tournament is in California, I think the local FSN will have a slightly better coverage. Guess not. :rolleyes:

amdany
03-16-2009, 08:48 PM
Wow - it guessed Pep Guardiola for me........ :secret: I had to google him to find out who he was - he was handsome though :o

:hearts:Pep:angel:



thanks for the link zerocool_ I was looking for the name of this game for almost half a year...

Running:Free
03-16-2009, 09:03 PM
Finally some tennis on my TV. FSN :bowdown:

:ras:

Lee
03-16-2009, 09:51 PM
I have to do the hateful thing and wish US players out of the tournament. Otherwise, there will only be Roddick, Blake, Querrey, Isner on TV :sobbing:

kalisita
03-16-2009, 10:25 PM
I have to do the hateful thing and wish US players out of the tournament. Otherwise, there will only be Roddick, Blake, Querrey, Isner on TV :sobbing:

There goes Blake. Bottom half cleared of Americans.

Lee
03-16-2009, 10:36 PM
And the Americans are in Nole's path in the top half :lol: Querrey then Roddick.

Lindsay commentating for the women's match :dance:

aeronatasha
03-16-2009, 11:09 PM
I'm so sorry lots of you are forced to watch live streaming.:awww:
We have full coverage on at least two of our TV channels.:o

Sometimes I feel tennis is all that is ever on our TV.:lol:

Anyway, wanted to bring up another question. Has anyone noticed how Nole (in a situation he gets a short mid-court ball) always hits straight to his opponent instead of opting for the open part of the court, often losing a point that is otherwise a given?
Starting to really get on my nerves.:(

kalisita
03-17-2009, 02:53 AM
Nole is 2nd match tomorrow-not before 1 pm local time. (9 pm CET)

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/404/op.pdf

That means I'll be able to watch on actual tv! :bounce:

Lee
03-17-2009, 05:02 AM
Nole is 2nd match tomorrow-not before 1 pm local time. (9 pm CET)



That means I'll be able to watch on actual tv! :bounce:

That's what I thought when I saw the OOP :woohoo:


note to myself, get all the shopping done before the match started

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 07:52 AM
And I just thought :woohoo: 8.00pm for me - great timing - thanks organisers :D Now come on Nole :rocker2:

Spirit_fire
03-17-2009, 10:21 AM
Hey Lee...was Roger playing football with Nole? Cause I know they have had problems in the past but Nole has two pictures of Roger from IW kicking a ball in his gallery. :lol: I think they may have been...anyway that was a totally off topic fangirlish question but I was pleasantly surprised to see Rog there. :)

aeronatasha
03-17-2009, 11:32 AM
I read somewhere they did play football together. I don't think Novak and Roger are what you'd call friends, but I believe they get along just fine.:)

Can't wait for tonight!

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 01:46 PM
Grrr - rant time.:mad:

Every single damn court for which there is likely to be a stream has a woman's match up first today so nothing to watch while waiting for Nole. The scheduling swine :explode:

*Raine
03-17-2009, 01:55 PM
Time zones suck

Time zones suck

Time zones suck

Time zones suck

Time zones suck


:rolleyes: A match at 4 am and buffering livestreams (every 2 seconds). --> :ras:

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 02:19 PM
:wavey: Just not your week is it? :hug:

*Raine
03-17-2009, 02:25 PM
:wavey: Just not your week is it? :hug:

:hug:

It's been like this after the Australian Open. That's why I can't wait for the French Open, I'm sure our sports channel will cover it from start to finish. :o

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 02:35 PM
Hope you're not as cross as your avi looks :scared:

*Raine
03-17-2009, 03:07 PM
Hope you're not as cross as your avi looks :scared:
:lol:

I'm as sweet as a candy in person. :angel: I only give the glare of death (like in my avi) when someone makes fun of Nole.

By the way check out the siggy I posted in the Fantasy Island thread. ;)

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 05:02 PM
Grrr - rant time.:mad:

Every single damn court for which there is likely to be a stream has a woman's match up first today so nothing to watch while waiting for Nole. The scheduling swine :explode:

Watch a DVD of Nole winning Shanghai or something :D I'm very happy with the scheduling actually, as I won't be able to sit down and watch much before 7.30pm tonight so it suits me just fine :)

tangerine_dream
03-17-2009, 06:06 PM
I'm not getting ANY tennis, and I have almost every FSN regional channel :smash: Escapes me how they so completely manage to screw everything up.
From bad to worse, I haven't gotten any tennis coverage on my local FSN so far, not even when the Americans play. My TV Guide says "tennis at ten" so I turn on FSN and they're showing women's basketball. :o I've had to watch everything on livestream.

kalisita
03-17-2009, 06:54 PM
From bad to worse, I haven't gotten any tennis coverage on my local FSN so far, not even when the Americans play. My TV Guide says "tennis at ten" so I turn on FSN and they're showing women's basketball. :o I've had to watch everything on livestream.

:hug: Maybe today! With FSN you never know. Coverage is so hit-and-miss. I guess I should consider myself lucky that I've always got something for each tournament they've covered. It's just always a small amount, at least compared to what TTC does for the other Masters events. :sad: I've only got a 2.5 hours of day coverage, but most of the night sessions are covered in their entirety, just as long as there isn't a hockey game since they replay the games later that night.

Excited for today since FSN is broadcasting during Nole's match today! :clap2: I'm so glad for the streams, but I really love watching on tv. :)

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 07:56 PM
:awww: You American guys make me feel guilty for moaning about Eurosport and Sky. We do get a surfeit of Murray of course :rolleyes: But Sky always has an alternative on their interractive service, and all in all, the UK's tennis coverage is pretty damn good - I really can't complain.

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 08:19 PM
:wavey: Evening - bright and optimistic?

And Nole clashes with Arsenal-Hull so we shall be multi-streaming - I shall feel like Davros.

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:30 PM
:wavey: Evening - bright and optimistic?

And Nole clashes with Arsenal-Hull so we shall be multi-streaming - I shall feel like Davros.

You know me - never optimistic :tape: But I live in hope of the "old Nole" coming out on court and firing winners all over the place to take an easy, straight sets victory :) You know - there would be no DFs, no DSODs :eek: Somehow I think that is only in my imagination. Haas :unsure: :spit:

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 08:39 PM
:rolls: I cannot put it better than Churchill

'This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. '

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:41 PM
Vera won in straights! :clap2: (saving at least one BP will serving for the match I might add) No delay for Nole's match! :yeah:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:51 PM
:rolls: I cannot put it better than Churchill

'This is no time for ease and comfort. It is time to dare and endure. '

:lol: Sadly I fear that you (and Churchill) are right! Ease and comfort are in short supply during our boys maches lately :sad: And where on earth has our Fortuna got to again? We need her :awww: