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Calling Houston, Calling Houston

Aquarianbabe
04-05-2009, 10:56 AM
I have just checked the Houston tournament web site and Willy is playing.

Bad news is he has drawn Blake in the first round. His match is on Tuesday. As this is a clay tournament I am so hoping for a win.

wedda
04-05-2009, 10:45 PM
I can't believe his luck, ok I know his ranking has dropped and everything but seriously, he had 30 other players and he draws Blake :(.

Hoping Blake would be having a bad day on tuesday, not to seem pessimistic but he did defeat him last year in the World team Cup (on Clay).

martine2
04-06-2009, 07:01 AM
Unfortunately, with the current ranking he's likely to draw better players for 1st rounds...
I'm afraid Blake will be hard to beat but I'm hoping for the best.

Come on Willy!

Aquarianbabe
04-08-2009, 02:18 AM
OMG Willy took out the top seed, James Blake 6-4 6-4. He was serving for the match and I think he was getting nervous as he went down 0-40 but finally managed to pull it off.

This has made my day. Congrats to the Willstar

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

allblue
04-08-2009, 02:48 AM
Some pictures from today's practice. Sorry they are kind of big. Probably should have cropped them, but I think he looks better this way...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3355/3422134927_a6d9fbeb37_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3356/3422134469_476a1da46b_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3422941436_5c4aa2627a_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3615/3422134087_52b41b9430_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3587/3422133773_73e8825c95_b.jpg

Aquarianbabe
04-08-2009, 02:53 AM
Allblue thank you so much for the photos, and I agree much better enlarged. Love his arms.

Once again Willy, awesome win today, you have my permission to have a beer.

allblue
04-08-2009, 03:04 AM
And some more...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3356/3422169573_d11f4274b7_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3661/3422989872_854b6f2cd8_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3343/3422989582_0c66a297db_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3372/3422942664_4373ff8a76_o.jpg

Aquarianbabe
04-08-2009, 03:29 AM
Allblue thanks once again. Are you planning to go to the tournament again?

allblue
04-08-2009, 03:47 AM
Allblue thanks once again. Are you planning to go to the tournament again?

I am not sure at this point, but I surely would love to see him again. :)

martine2
04-08-2009, 04:26 AM
A win at last!!! :banana: :banana: Let's hope this means a turning point for the bad results hehe

Vamos Willy :rocker2:

martine2
04-08-2009, 04:27 AM
Thanks for the pictures!!

wedda
04-08-2009, 07:15 AM
WoooooW :yippee::yippee: This is a very good win, and this is the silver lining of drawing the 1st seed if you manage to get him out the draw opens pretty nicely, hope he continues this way.

Also, thanks for the photos, they are great.

Aquarianbabe
04-08-2009, 09:01 AM
Also Sam Q is not playing, I didn't realised that Willy has dropped to No. 113.

Aquarianbabe
04-08-2009, 09:07 AM
I take that back as I have just checked the rankings and he is at No.89. Fox Sports Australia got it wrong.

Snoo Foo
04-08-2009, 09:53 AM
Wow this is so awesome, I wish I could have seen it but oh well, oy kammon Willy, you got the #1 seed's draw now, do it up :rocker2:

Bobble
04-08-2009, 05:46 PM
great pics, and great win for Willy. Now he has a very good chance to start the clay season right!

VolandriFan
04-09-2009, 11:52 AM
Great win, it was a long time coming. He looks lovely as ever too :drool:. Thanks for your photos, allblue.

Hrastar
04-09-2009, 11:59 AM
So he'll defenitly skip Monte Carlo...?

'cause he's on a list for qualifying matches :wavey:

Bobble
04-09-2009, 03:00 PM
Good luck against Dent! If WIlly wins I will be able to take pics of his quarterfinal match on Friday.

nastoff
04-09-2009, 11:29 PM
Do you know why there aren't any tv cameras for this tournament Bobble?

Aquarianbabe
04-10-2009, 02:12 AM
nastoff, I think Tennis Channel will be telecasting for semis and finals.

Willy good luck in your match against Dent. Hoping he gets through so Allblue can go take some more hawt pictures. And yes he still does look lovely.

Thanks for the news about Willy wanting to qualify for MC, I hope he gets there.

Aquarianbabe
04-10-2009, 02:39 AM
nastoff, I think Tennis Channel will be telecasting for semis and finals.

Willy good luck in your match against Dent. Hoping he gets through so Allblue can go take some more hawt pictures. And yes he still does look lovely.

Thanks for the news about Willy wanting to qualify for MC, I hope he gets there. Maybe he should of just gone straight to MC from Miami instead of playing Houston. Quallies start on Saturday.

Snoo Foo
04-10-2009, 03:00 AM
meh, I'm glad he played Houston if it means getting off the schneid, I hope he makes the semis at least so I can see him on tv :lol:

Aquarianbabe
04-10-2009, 03:36 AM
Woohoo Willy took care of Dent in fine fashion 6-2 6-2.

Allblue get your camera out.

:dance: :dance: :dance:

Snoo Foo
04-10-2009, 03:37 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

his first back-to-back wins since July 2008

Action Jackson
04-10-2009, 03:38 AM
He plays Korolev next.

Bobble
04-10-2009, 04:00 AM
I'll have pics from the Korolev match afterwards. Vamos Willy!

martine2
04-10-2009, 04:20 AM
WOOOOWWWWW!!! I'm so happy for him :woohoo:

wedda
04-10-2009, 09:44 AM
yessss Willy :woohoo: please keep up the good work

Snoo Foo
04-10-2009, 12:40 PM
“I think I play very solid,” he said (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/sports/6367391.html). “I really enjoy today a lot. It’s long time since I’ve been in quarterfinals.”

Awwww :awww:

martine2
04-10-2009, 02:47 PM
It's been a long time indeed, but he did it now and that's what counts.
It's been a long time since he was in the semis too, so who knows :devil:

Vamos Willy!

Aquarianbabe
04-11-2009, 02:09 AM
Willy lost in three sets but he got off to another good start which in itself is promising for the rest off the clay season. It was 4-6 in the 3rd set so maybe he got nervous and couldn't close it out.

Can he get to MC and make the quallies draw. I know this is a small consolation.

Bobble
04-11-2009, 08:12 AM
I will post the photos a little later but today's match was really great. Willy played unbelievably good in the first set and then Korolev just caught fire. The rallies were long and both guys were consistent. Willy had some amazing defensive passing shots but needed more first serves in the 2nd and 3rd sets. He never stopped fighting, as he broke back to 4-5 in the third but again, his own serve gave him problems and gave Korolev a look at too many second serves. In the end, it was a bad bounce on the backhand side that caused an unforced error into the net. Great match, sorry that he will not be facing Hewitt in the semi's tomorrow.

Aquarianbabe
04-11-2009, 09:42 AM
Bobble thanks for the match report. Great more photos can't wait.

At least we know he is still fighting out there.

BTW HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE, HOPING YOU ALL GET LOTS OF CHOCOLATES AND ARE HAVING A GREAT BREAK FROM WORK IF THAT IS THE CASE.

martine2
04-11-2009, 01:23 PM
Thanks for the report Bobble!
Looks like the Willy we all know: problems with the first serve :sad: and always fighting!