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Tommy having fun in Miami (We hope!) March/April, 2009

16681
03-22-2009, 11:51 AM
May be this will be the Tournament to help Tommy get things turned around again--fingers crossed ;)

el tenista
03-22-2009, 12:37 PM
The draw will come out tomorrow evening CET. Let's hope the best!

Lugburz
03-22-2009, 03:52 PM
Auf Geht's Tommy :crazy:

el tenista
03-23-2009, 08:25 PM
http://www.sonyericssonopen.atponline.net/3/en/assets/pdfs/draws/09ATP_MDS1.pdf

1st round qualifier, 2nd Tursunov, 3rd Roddick

TommyB.
03-23-2009, 09:10 PM
That's a good draw for an unseeded player like Haas. 3rd round seems doable and then most likely a new clash with Andy R. But step by step. Go Tommy!!

Lugburz
03-23-2009, 10:17 PM
Well it's a good draw ;)
Better than Kohlschreiber's anyway :D

thefly
03-23-2009, 11:33 PM
It's ok, not unlike Indian Wells. Sure, you never know what you get with Tursunov, and Tommy can beat Andy any time; and then the quarter would be open, but I guess that's heading too far ... ;)

I'm too tired too look myself, any word on the TV / live stream coverage for Miami? Will it again start later into the tourney? thx ...

Lugburz
03-24-2009, 12:18 AM
It's ok, not unlike Indian Wells. Sure, you never know what you get with Tursunov, and Tommy can beat Andy any time; and then the quarter would be open, but I guess that's heading too far ... ;)

I'm too tired too look myself, any word on the TV / live stream coverage for Miami? Will it again start later into the tourney? thx ...

I've checked on bet365 and it says it will be streams from March 28th,so still don't know will it be sooner...

el tenista
03-24-2009, 10:38 AM
I've checked on bet365 and it says it will be streams from March 28th,so still don't know will it be sooner...

yep, streaming starts on march 28 (saturday). that's a bit strange because 2nd round action starts on friday.

el tenista
03-24-2009, 10:39 PM
OOP for tomorrow:

STADIUM start 11:00 am
[WC] A Pivovarova (RUS) vs B Mattek-Sands (USA)
E Gulbis (LAT) vs M Baghdatis (CYP)
[Q] M Kukushkin (KAZ) vs T Haas (GER) :cool:
[WC] M Oudin (USA) vs D Hantuchova (SVK)

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 12:51 AM
OOP for tomorrow:

STADIUM start 11:00 am
[WC] A Pivovarova (RUS) vs B Mattek-Sands (USA)
E Gulbis (LAT) vs M Baghdatis (CYP)
[Q] M Kukushkin (KAZ) vs T Haas (GER) :cool:
[WC] M Oudin (USA) vs D Hantuchova (SVK)

great :cool:

TommyB.
03-25-2009, 12:57 AM
phew...no Isner ;)

Who can say something about Kukushkin? I know his name but that's all...

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 03:15 AM
phew...no Isner ;)

Who can say something about Kukushkin? I know his name but that's all...

never heard of him truly :p
So tomorrow around 8.00pm CET,,,can't wait ;)

leng jai
03-25-2009, 08:07 AM
Every year you guys are so hopeful before Miami...and even when Haasi has been in top form hes played like a clown here.

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 11:15 AM
Every year you guys are so hopeful before Miami...and even when Haasi has been in top form hes played like a clown here.

sad but true!
but again,we should be always optimistic ,and now a few reinforcements have arrived since last year on this thread so more chance for Tommy ! :devil:

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 07:42 PM
I hope Tommy will take the advantage of CC today! And breaks his lousy records here in Miami
btw,Tommy's on the court in about 10-15mins....Auf Geht's

thefly
03-25-2009, 07:50 PM
I guess he's on court already. Should be a quick affair. And yeah, cool he's on Center, I was suprised; where are the top seeds?!

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 07:59 PM
on the court and having problems on the opening game .. :)

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 08:05 PM
hmm,I don't get it..

thefly
03-25-2009, 08:05 PM
Weird ...

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 08:10 PM
is it really there something between Miami M and Tommy? Is there a curse ?! :rolleyes:

thefly
03-25-2009, 08:11 PM
What's happening right now is just plain ridiculous, this kid hasn't played a single pro tour level match this year, and it's just his tenth overall. What's going on there can only be Tommy's own doing ... but I'm sure he will kick in eventually.

el tenista
03-25-2009, 08:15 PM
I guess he's on court already. Should be a quick affair. And yeah, cool he's on Center, I was suprised; where are the top seeds?!

The top seeds have a bye in round 1 and will start playing in round 2 (on friday i guess)

thefly
03-25-2009, 08:15 PM
The top seeds have a bye in round 1 and will start playing in round 2 (on friday i guess)

Oh yeah, right, lol. :p

thefly
03-25-2009, 08:31 PM
Ok, that was an unfortunate first set; not sure what's going on, but I'm still fairly certain that Tommy will clinch this one in three.

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 08:32 PM
Let's hope Tommy is messing with us... :rolleyes:

marquez
03-25-2009, 08:33 PM
kukushkin is in very good form; he's beaten Lapentti and Golubev easily in qualies

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 08:34 PM
ich kann nicht glauben

thefly
03-25-2009, 08:36 PM
Tommy must be injured or ill or must have lost a leg or two ...

marquez
03-25-2009, 08:38 PM
Tommy must be injured or ill or must have lost a leg or two ...

I guess he's just playing exactly the same shit he did against Djoko in the first set

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 08:38 PM
Tommy must be injured or ill or must have lost a leg or two ...

:lol: hilarious ,even with these circumstances :o

thefly
03-25-2009, 08:41 PM
I guess he's just playing exactly the same shit he did against Djoko in the first set

I think these two opponents can't be compared in any way, so even playing not so well should still be enough today ...

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 08:43 PM
maybe he needs patience thefly ? :)

OK TOMMY TIME TO GET SERIOUS !

Wyna
03-25-2009, 08:43 PM
soooo....can anybody tell me what's going on with Tommy? I just checked the score and I was like :eek:

marquez
03-25-2009, 08:45 PM
I think these two opponents can't be compared in any way, so even playing not so well should still be enough today ...

I didn't want to compare Djoko and Kukush.
Just wanted to mention that Tommy's been playing bad for a while
(and this isn't enough anymore because Tommy isn't the player he once was)

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 08:45 PM
soooo....can anybody tell me what's going on with Tommy? I just checked the score and I was like :eek:

Don't even ask, We assume (by thefly) that maybe Tommy have lost a leg or two....

thefly
03-25-2009, 08:46 PM
maybe he needs patience thefly ? :)


Sure ... he's just running out of games here. He obviously has troubles with the other guy's serve. He certainly could have done without these stupid breaks ...

thefly
03-25-2009, 08:49 PM
I didn't want to compare Djoko and Kukush.
Just wanted to mention that Tommy's been playing bad for a while
(and this isn't enough anymore because Tommy isn't the player he once was)

If you think Indian Wells two weeks ago was just a poor performance from start to finish ... well, then I don't know hwo to respond to that, sorry.

marquez
03-25-2009, 08:52 PM
If you think Indian Wells two weeks ago was just a poor performance from start to finish ... well, then I don't know hwo to respond to that, sorry.

I was talking about the first set against Djoko and that WAS a poor performance. But if you think beating Hernandez and Schuettler on hard with huge problems is a good performance then I don't think you've ever seen Tommy playing good tennis

Wyna
03-25-2009, 08:52 PM
Don't even ask, We assume (by thefly) that maybe Tommy have lost a leg or two....

well, I see. That would explain a lot :p

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 08:53 PM
come on Tommy,come on , come on. . .

thefly
03-25-2009, 08:57 PM
I was talking about the first set against Djoko and that WAS a poor performance. But if you think beating Hernandez and Schuettler on hard with huge problems is a good performance then I don't think you've ever seen Tommy playing good tennis

Well, we can assume that the first round went alright, and coming back the way he did against Schüttler certainly takes something. Sure, nothing like the good old days (yet), but whatever quality was on display in the days of IW ... something similar should do to wipe a Kukushkin off the court. In case I don't do this kid justice I apologize, bit his results say a lot.

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 08:58 PM
I was talking about the first set against Djoko and that WAS a poor performance. But if you think beating Hernandez and Schuettler on hard with huge problems is a good performance then I don't think you've ever seen Tommy playing good tennis

then you haven't seen Schuettler playing good tennis....

marquez
03-25-2009, 08:59 PM
At least we agree that Tommy should be able to do better against this kukushkin

marquez
03-25-2009, 09:00 PM
then you haven't seen Schuettler playing good tennis....

I've seen Schuettler in Davis Cup, Haven't seen him playing good tennis there ;)

ouch
03-25-2009, 09:03 PM
I fear to look at the scoreboard again.

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 09:04 PM
I've seen Schuettler in Davis Cup, Haven't seen him playing good tennis there ;)

I was talking about his matches in general not particular in DC or wherever,,but again nevermind ,back to Tommy and his break quest ;)

el tenista
03-25-2009, 09:06 PM
JA! AUF GEHT'S! VAMOS! COME ON! ALLEZ!! :worship::worship:

thefly
03-25-2009, 09:06 PM
Ha! Glimmer of hope?

Wyna
03-25-2009, 09:07 PM
he broke! Maybe he gets some confidence out of that!

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 09:07 PM
JA,Now we're talking ;) ......

marquez
03-25-2009, 09:11 PM
df # 8

el tenista
03-25-2009, 09:11 PM
Those f***** double faults today!! :o

thefly
03-25-2009, 09:12 PM
Dude, eight double faults again ... argh!

EDIT

Uh, that's just cruel.

el tenista
03-25-2009, 09:12 PM
Can't be true.

marquez
03-25-2009, 09:12 PM
tommy broken

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 09:12 PM
why oh, why ?

marquez
03-25-2009, 09:12 PM
really thought he could turn it around now

marquez
03-25-2009, 09:14 PM
it's a pity 2nd round would have been tursunov

Wyna
03-25-2009, 09:16 PM
that's really, really disappointing :awww:

marquez
03-25-2009, 09:16 PM
kukushkin 6-4 6-4
same result tommy lost to falla last year

el tenista
03-25-2009, 09:16 PM
Prediction: This was his last match on the ATP circuit for a very long time or forever.

thefly
03-25-2009, 09:17 PM
Well, the curse lives on. This just sucks. Hope he uses the break wisely.
I'm out.

Tommy fan
03-25-2009, 09:19 PM
what the hell? :o

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 09:21 PM
Prediction: This was his last match on the ATP circuit for a very long time or forever.

:tape: I hope he won't do that,
but it is reasonable to think we won't see him before Halle or Munich in best case..This defeat must hurt him.
But can't see his retirement yet :confused:

oranges
03-25-2009, 09:27 PM
:awww: Unfunny

el tenista
03-25-2009, 09:30 PM
:tape: I hope he won't do that,
but it is reasonable to think we won't see him before Halle or Munich in best case..This defeat must hurt him.
But can't see his retirement yet :confused:

Well, he has no chance to play ATP tournaments with his ranking, has he? Maybe some MM tournaments but nothing that could improve his ranking as fast as he needs to improve it.

Lugburz
03-25-2009, 09:35 PM
Well, he has no chance to play ATP tournaments with his ranking, has he? Maybe some MM tournaments but nothing that could improve his ranking as fast as he needs to improve it.

I spouse he can still get some WC...Well,it is really hard to calculate now,when we don't even know what the heck is going on... No interviews from Tommy for some time,I hope one soon...I mean he must give us some hope :rolleyes:

TommyB.
03-25-2009, 10:45 PM
Critical moment for Tommy and his ranking situation. And he has no chance to improve it. Some Challengers could help him but I know...he won't do it.

thefly
03-26-2009, 07:06 PM
Word from Tommy, via Eurosport (http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/26032009/73/masters-miami-deutsches-duo-miami-blamiert.html): to sum it up, Tommy's pretty frustrated after playing complete bull. He says he didn't really have much confidence in his shots. Also he thinks that he needs a coach that can push him, bring him to where wants to be mentally, maybe someone who's been a player himself. And he also wants his own physio. Furthermore, he's not really keen on playing on clay, but wants to play two or three tournaments. The article also states that he's healthy and has the will, but I don't know if that came from Tommy ...

TommyB.
03-26-2009, 07:34 PM
Sounds really desperate but he's physical healthy at least. Let's hope that he finds a coach. I think Tommy needs someone who can push him....full time and not only for one or two tournaments.

Lugburz
03-26-2009, 09:27 PM
two or three tournaments sounds ok..And if Masters aren't included that would be great...
Well,I hope he will find suitable coach and starts kicking some asses..The important thing is that he is healthy,otherwise we would have problems,,I am still hoping for the best..

16681
03-27-2009, 02:56 AM
Boy did I pick the WRONG thread title :sad:
Actually I think Tommy has pushed his body too much and it is finally saying NO MORE. And it would be hard to find a coach that could push Tommy mentally because Tommy would just go off more mentally than he does now--I would think :unsure: I sure hope I'm wrong, but I think Tommy's playing days are coming to an end before much longer :tears:

kiwi10is
03-27-2009, 01:56 PM
at least he has nearly no points to defend during the clay season. Every point he will earn will help to improve his ranking. And after the clay season he can be sure to get a wildcard for Halle. Direct entry for Roland Garros and Wimbledon should be possible since he is still 75 points away from dropping out of Top 100. Next thing to worry about is Wimbledon I guess. He has 150 points to defend there...
I wish he wouldn't have played the Australian Open but waited for the protected ranking...

thefly
03-27-2009, 03:23 PM
Yeah, I'm confident that he will gain some points on clay; to defend Wimbledon will be the next major task. But I'm sure even in a worst-case scenario he would be offered WC's for most part of the USO series. We'll see. Maybe going into one or another clay tounament with a "nothing to lose" mentality will yield some surprising results ...

el tenista
03-27-2009, 04:05 PM
Yeah, I'm confident that he will gain some points on clay; to defend Wimbledon will be the next major task. But I'm sure even in a worst-case scenario he would be offered WC's for most part of the USO series. We'll see. Maybe going into one or another clay tounament with a "nothing to lose" mentality will yield some surprising results ...

FO R1: Haas beats Nadal in straights? :cool:

thefly
03-27-2009, 04:56 PM
FO R1: Haas beats Nadal in straights? :cool:

Some surprise ... ;)