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Tennis Fool
08-12-2004, 06:55 AM
Do you want to jet Marat as one of your favorites, but can't turn your eyes from that car-crash of a match because of the dim light in the back of your mind that was the 2000 US Open?

Well, then welcome to Hipponymous, where you can vent as you struggle with the phenomenon that is the Hippo.

No one will be denied the chance to speak, no matter your age, race, sex, poster rep or mental state.

:cool:

Bibir
08-12-2004, 11:51 AM
I sign up TF :yeah:
I'm not very depressed or frustrated right now...but I understand the feelings of some hippo addicted fans :wavey:
:hug: To TF, Jiat, Nicki, Ulrike, lilly, Solangel, Merle, Cris and many others...

merle
08-12-2004, 11:58 AM
:wavey: and :hug: to all Marat addicts! I don't have a particular need to vent yet but it'll come soon when he loses to Kucera in the 2st rd at the Olympics! :o I hope he proves me wrong though!

Vass
08-12-2004, 12:44 PM
We can expess our disappointment in tournaments threads and to the point. i don't berrate him without a reason and in random places sorry. Only when there's a discussion about a certain doing of his...

Bibir
08-12-2004, 03:14 PM
c'mon that's just a joke ;)
I like the "hipponymous"term
you are very imaginative TF :)

BelgianWaffle
08-12-2004, 06:45 PM
Yep we definetely need a place to vent lol (ooh this thread is gonna be soooooo entertaining to read) ;)
Should we all sit in a circle and wear nametags :p

sol
08-12-2004, 06:50 PM
Which are the requirements to sign up into the ôhipponymousö organization?. :spit:
I want to be there. :drink:

holagirl56
08-12-2004, 09:10 PM
I'm joining! Where's the sign-up sheet?

I want to vent about everything about Marat, especially his game (no duh) and his friends (aka Anna Kournikova aka Girl who's sueing her parents)

|-Safin_Coria-|
08-12-2004, 09:38 PM
:lol: funny thread -- very good idea!

I'm joining! Where's the sign-up sheet?

I want to vent about everything about Marat, especially his game (no duh) and his friends (aka Anna Kournikova aka Girl who's sueing her parents)
i thought her parents were suing her :confused:

Shadow
08-13-2004, 01:10 PM
Hey TF, good idea.

I will join the Hippononymous clan :D

Tennis Fool
08-14-2004, 07:23 AM
Hello, fellow Hippononymites :wavey:

I've been very Hippononymous this week. No Marat, no one to cheer for. I'm not happy the Hippo's reputation is growing so dark. You can't read about him without it being about his tanking matches or not wanting to play the Olympics. Tennis-X headlined his loss in Sopot: "Marat takes the appearance fee and runs". I wondered if he called Myskina up on the line...

I really hope he doesn't put in the same misguided "effort" into playing the Olympics, although he said the Russian players will get paid for being there. All things shouldn't revolve around money--especially when it begins to damage your soul. I think if he doesn't want to be there, he should concentrate on preparing for the US Open, like Lleyton and Agassi. Go to Washington. I'm sure Mrs. Guga would love for him to be there.

Tennis-X speculates that he will tank his first or second match. I didn't hear that he was practicing at all in Athens, and he didn't walk the ceremony, while I hear Igor and Mikhail were wildy excited.

I want Marat to put in the effort. We'll be watching, anyway. :)

Tennis Fool
08-14-2004, 07:27 AM
Also, maybe "angry" isn't the right term for the thread. Anyway, about Sopot, I wasn't really angry. More perturbed. I don't want to become apathetic.

Bibir
08-14-2004, 09:07 AM
Also, maybe "angry" isn't the right term for the thread. Anyway, about Sopot, I wasn't really angry. More perturbed. I don't want to become apathetic.

exact...angry isn't the right term...I don't know...maybe more frustrated, worried or disturbed ;)
anyway Hippononymous is the perfect term - you inspired my new signature :worship:

concerning Sopot I wasn't angry at all...But I saw yesterday the opening ceremony and I don't know why I was feeling uncomfortable.
They all were so happy to be there....But no Marat...and I don't think he was there
I have a bad feeling about Athens...(please Hippononymous help me)...as you said TF we didn't see him practising at all...it's hard to watch andy's or roger's training session pics....and no Marat
I have the feeling he wasn't even in Greece :hysteric:

BelgianWaffle
08-14-2004, 01:33 PM
I saw Mikhail Youzhny and he was verrrrrrry excited ;)
Basically was the only one in the russian delegation not to wear that white hat so maybe that's why they showed him a lot lol

btw I don't really care that marat was not at the opening ceremony (although it was nice to see Federer for example, he seemed so happy :D ) but if there are no reports of him training, well...
doesn't look very good :o

Aurora
08-14-2004, 11:47 PM
Imagine Marat wanting to go to bed early to train the next day and be totally concentrated for his match(es) :haha:

I'm not so much an angry Marat fan, but I do get cynic at times :rolleyes:

But venting? yessss lots of need for that. This thread is gonna be on top so much and all the newbies, passers by and lurkers will get very strange ideas about "so-called Maratfans" :scratch:!

PennyThePenguin
08-15-2004, 04:39 AM
welll...marat IS in athens fellow hippononymites...cos he did a press conference... everything else, i'm not sure about.

BelgianWaffle
08-17-2004, 10:37 AM
marat lost to lopez 6-7 3-6. Let the venting begin :p

Bibir
08-17-2004, 10:43 AM
wait...wait...I have to eat something before ;)

BelgianWaffle
08-17-2004, 10:45 AM
LOL.. take your time :kiss:

li'l red
08-17-2004, 11:08 AM
belgianwaffle, liked ur signature! ;)

as for marat... geeez duno what to say.... im so disappointed coz i think he had a good chance in this rnd... but what do you expect it's marat... yeah same old marat..

BelgianWaffle
08-17-2004, 11:18 AM
I didn't see the match so it's difficult to judge but what I'd like to know is if he tried(but was bothered by the wind) or that he tanked it. I couldn't stand it if he tanked it. Not after first saying the Olympics is not for tennis and then changing his mind, smiling and all.
In that case he'd just be lying and I do not support a lyar. I know he's not always honest but that would be too much.

merle
08-17-2004, 11:32 AM
Didn't see the match but still need to vent at least here!! ;)

Bibir
08-17-2004, 01:14 PM
LOL.. take your time :kiss:

Tanks Ulrike!....at least Justine is still there for you :)

I'm starting to calm down, I'm not angry anymore...
I can't say much about today's match as I didn't see it but I don't think he tanked...just my opinion

It's sad to see him wasting his talent but I really think he is seriously sick...too fragile mentally.
he really needs a psychologist. He's not only fighting with Lopez but with the wind, the balls, the court, the empire, etc...it's not only his "volatile russian character" .
He's lost on court. He's becoming more and more impatient : with so many UE's, he can't stand tough conditions, etc....

USO conditions will be the same: wind, balls, umpire, etc...he sufferers also a little bit from parano´a

Ulrike and others, don't give up....
I'm new on this forum but I've following Marat and tennis for several years. I will not give up on him because of his loses or his present state of
mind.
I like Marat because he is Marat...and can't do anything about that :help:

sol
08-17-2004, 01:34 PM
It seems that Hippo has a bad gust with the Spanish tennis players whose last name is Lˇpez. :lol:
http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/sauer/angry-smiley-012.gif
However, I'm not sad soooooooo

http://www.smiliegenerator.de/smiley-flag/smiley-2264.png

Tennis Fool
08-17-2004, 08:42 PM
Another subpar result by Marat :rolleyes:

I really thought he was going to surprise us and pull out a medal.

Marat needs to get his act together and go on a USO run to the finals. That's the only result I'll be happy with.

li'l red
08-18-2004, 01:16 AM
marat really needs to be mentally tough... even if conditions are unfavorable to him... sure it affects his game but those are the things he has to deal with.. the way other players deal with them... i mean, they're playing the same balls, with the same wind, same surface... he needs to learn to adjust....

well... im not an expert to know what he should do or what he should not do... its just my opinion, we dont know for sure what's going on in his mind... it's marat.... but same with most of u, im supporting him all the way... guess im still hoping he'll come around soon...and im keeping my fingers crossed... ;)

red Jennifer
08-18-2004, 04:41 AM
yes, totally agree with all of you

i don't know whether he made efforts on the court or not, but it seemed that when he lost the 1st set, even the 1st set tiebreaker, he couldn't control himself, impatient, make errors, sometimes he shouldn't always offense, he should use his mind to play, but he didn't do that.

other players can win the match even if they lost 1st set, Andy is the best example.But for marat, maybe losing 1st set means losing the whole match, how fragile his mind

if he can't accept any broken by opponent or losing 1st set, it's difficult for him to win a tournament.

and his ability of adjusting the conditions is bad too. he just want to play in a very ideal conditons, God, no such that kind court exist.

anyway, i wish his better performance in US Open.

Ads
08-18-2004, 09:38 PM
hopefully he reads
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v342/adsss/tennisfordummies2.jpg

tall_one
08-19-2004, 02:59 AM
:lol:

PennyThePenguin
08-19-2004, 07:42 AM
nah...don't think marat will read that book ads, cos pat mac wrote that...thanks though.... :D

maratski
08-23-2004, 09:16 PM
Nice thread!

I haven't seen Marat play since Wimbledon so no venting from me yet ;)

star
08-24-2004, 12:57 AM
Here's a hippo to make you smile.

http://www.harrythecat.com/graphics/E/hippo1.gif

sol
08-24-2004, 01:09 AM
Here's a hippo to make you smile.

http://www.harrythecat.com/graphics/E/hippo1.gif
Thanks, Star!
This http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/tiere/nilpferd.gif is mine.. ;)

and this http://smilies.cw08.calibra-web.de/html/images/smilies/tiere/duck.gif or http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/tiere/ducktailt.gif for you! :D

star
08-24-2004, 03:52 AM
Oh....... I like the dancing hippo!!! :)

PennyThePenguin
08-24-2004, 01:51 PM
thanks STAR!!!!!!!!!! and helloooo..nice to see u here!

Tennis Fool
09-01-2004, 12:33 AM
Well, that was short.

I'm going to take a break from this forum and being a Marat fan. It's just too much to have to deal with a player who's results you don't want to know, because they will be bad.

See you guys :wavey:

PennyThePenguin
09-01-2004, 01:25 AM
Nice thread!

I haven't seen Marat play since Wimbledon so no venting from me yet ;)

reckon now's a good time to start...;)

star
09-01-2004, 01:29 AM
:hugs: :hugs: :hugs:

Sorry little hippos. :(

sol
09-01-2004, 01:39 AM
:sad: http://www.artscorner.com/spanish_game/animal-picts/hippo.gif http://trifics.com/Trifics/Hippo%20Box.jpg :sad:

li'l red
09-01-2004, 01:57 AM
so i guess a first round win is too much to ask huh? :sad: :sad: :sad:

this loss hit me harder than i expected (probably harder than it did marat), i didnt see the match, haven't read any interviews...only saw the result but that's enough for me.... i'm staying away from the USO, tennis and anything related to tennis for a while... maybe im over reacting... and maybe i'll come back next week and cheer madly for him again.... im sure i'll come back still a marat fan... but not right now, i can't bear to be reminded of this.... :sad:

PennyThePenguin
09-01-2004, 02:21 AM
so i guess a first round win is too much to ask huh? :sad: :sad: :sad:

this loss hit me harder than i expected (probably harder than it did marat), i didnt see the match, haven't read any interviews...only saw the result but that's enough for me.... i'm staying away from the USO, tennis and anything related to tennis for a while... maybe im over reacting... and maybe i'll come back next week and cheer madly for him again.... im sure i'll come back still a marat fan... but not right now, i can't bear to be reminded of this.... :sad:

erm..i'll suggest that u come back only in two weeks time.

CassL
09-01-2004, 02:54 AM
I'm so sad. :sad: I wanted him to go farther and this loss is just going to worsen his confidence. I'm also going to stay away from tennis for a while. Ever since this year's Winbledon when I started to follow tennis, Marat has been doing bad.

merle
09-01-2004, 08:37 AM
I'm so sorry for all of us (true Marat fans I mean)! :sad: :sobbing:

maratski
09-01-2004, 10:41 AM
:wavey: TF I'll miss you :hug:

I'm very dissapointed in Marat AGAIN. He just can't seem to do anything right anymore. I already vented on other boards so I'll save you from it here ;)

Wednesday Addams
09-01-2004, 11:10 AM
...fuck...


I vented.... :rolleyes:

Shadow
09-01-2004, 11:47 AM
I understand you, TF. We will miss you, see you hopefully soon enough.

Bibir
09-01-2004, 02:31 PM
Bobby Starlog become Tennis Fool again??? :worship:

I visited # Marat Safin forums and some people are very hard with him.
As I said on GM I find it very rude and not appropriate to say he has to quit tennis....it's his life and he does what he wants.
I understand why everybody is disappointed but he's still 14 in the entry ranking....not that bad and there are lots of players behind him.

If they have no expectations for him anymore....that's OK take a break or choose another player.

I don't know if he'll win another slam but I'm not supporting him only because of his results (and of course neither you). Hope is primordial...if they have no hope anymore "and it's understandable"...take a break but stop saying he has to quit tennis.

merle
09-01-2004, 07:42 PM
Very well said Bea!! :yeah: Good that you are also a true fan of his! :)

Shadow
09-01-2004, 07:58 PM
They are just so hard with him because they really care about him and are really frustrated and i think its safe to say that like its going on now, its just sad to see.
And you see how sad Marat is on the court laterly, its not difficult to say that he is not happy at all also.

Yes he is still 14 in the ranking, but its not resemble... this position is basically still because of his AO Final, and the Estoril Final, Monte Carlo SF. But basically, after the AO he was done nothing, and especially the last weeks or months were a disaster.


I don`t think any Marat Fan support him only because of his results/success, he is a too special player/person for that, but I understand the frustration, because of course with Marat`s talent we have a lot of expactations and its sad to see when its going on like that.
Anyway for me, of course, I will always keep supporting Marat :) and I think all the others will too, its just a very,very difficult situation now.

Shadow
09-01-2004, 09:00 PM
ALL Marat Fans please listen up! Our guy needs our support more than ever NOW.

Thats what Ruth wrote on tgfr.com :


A little bit of 'insider info' on Marat post-match - he was thoroughly upset (surprise surprise ) and he and Amit seemed to be having a long & private heart-to-heart in the hotel room. I guess there was lots of soul-baring and possibly a few tears too Although Peter is his coach, I think he is more distant with Marat, whereas Amit will listen to him rant and rave and then sit and talk to him quietly but rationally. I'm glad he's there for Marat right now.
More than anything, I was told Marat needed 'cheering up' from the fans. I think I'd forgotten, Marat can be his own harshest critic and it sounds like he may be really punishing himself for the loss last night
I'm pretty sure Marat & co are aware of the degree of his fans frustration and loss of faith/hope. But I think Marat's reached rock-bottom > he played the match, we watched the match, and we were all heart-broken by the end of it. He needs true fans now, more than ever - maybe even more than during his injury.


---
:sad:
With all our understandable frustration, I hope we can all stick together and SUPPORT Marat as much as we can NOW, because he really needs it now and i hope all the hearts of true fans will show up. I think you can easily forget that its also very though for Marat, and that he really IS upset with himself (not like the people who say he doesn┤t care :rolleyes: ), and we know that Marat is the worst criticer of his own.
I wish we can also reach him somehow and tell him our support. I think we can write letters to his management and they will give them to him.

maratski
09-01-2004, 09:10 PM
I'm not capable of believing Marat again, even if he claims he "needs" us now.

BTW I'm sitting behind my computer being very sad now :sad: :sad:

Shadow
09-01-2004, 09:15 PM
I'm not capable of believing Marat again, even if he claims he "needs" us now.

I don`t think he claims it. Other people said it.
I think Marat is the person who keeps everything inside him but of course he probably sees the frustration and disbelieve of his fans and thats what he cares for too.

maratski
09-01-2004, 09:21 PM
I don`t think he claims it. Other people said it.

I know that, but Marat does not have much fighting spirit and I doubt he'll suddenly start getting it. Marat needs to find a winning way that isn't like Hewitt's "never say die"attitude, but I doubt he'll find it. He just needs to think about his previous years and evaluate. I won't be surprised if he has never done that.
If Marat really reads what his fans write and how they feel, then he should know that all we say is being said out of enormous love for him.

Shadow
09-01-2004, 09:38 PM
We all know that Marat is not a Hewitt, but first of all, Marat must find his "way" on the court back, he looks totally lost out there, like he doesn`t know how to play anymore. Marat has already shown some real fighting heart in matches (its not his thing, but he can when he wants to) but for now its not possible, because he lost totally his way, he is a sad man out there.

maratski
09-01-2004, 09:45 PM
He had no points to defend this season, which I thought was a very positive thing and would help him get his confidence and game back, but for some reason it didn't. Frankly I don't know what he needs to do, so we'll see.

|-Safin_Coria-|
09-01-2004, 10:21 PM
well, i'll always be supporting Marat
much love to him <3*
i hope he can find his way

Bibir
09-01-2004, 10:36 PM
They are just so hard with him because they really care about him and are really frustrated and i think its safe to say that like its going on now, its just sad to see.

You know Andrea I understand their frustration...and you're right it's safe to say what we think...even bad things...like here in "hippononymous thread" but the words I read were just so cruel.
Venting is not a problem but You can't say seriously that he must quit tennis and open his own nightclub for instance...that's not appropriate...Who we are to say that?

You know this year is difficult too (for some reasons) for Nalbandian, Guga, Ferrero and Coria fans...that's life...our fav player can't be on top all the time...he's a human being...maybe he will never be on top again...we don't know.
OK he plays poorly right now...What can we do?...Nothing...because we don't know him or his problems.

But Marat needs our support now and we need to support him.

If some fans lost interests or if it's too hard to watch...that's OK...take a break like TF....And I know he's a true fan
I know that love and hate are very close...but if you feel that you're begining to hate him...just stop...don't waste your time and energy...and come back later if you want to.


BTW I'm sitting behind my computer being very sad now :sad: :sad:
:hug: Ilhame

PennyThePenguin
09-02-2004, 09:27 AM
hey guys.... group hug time... :hug:

the storm clouds will pass, and like nick's said on TGFR, everyone's got a different way of expressing themselves over marat's losses... but it doesn't mean that we care any less, it's just cos we care that we're being so harsh on him, or upset, or distraught...or...whatever...
what's most impt is that we band together and keep our faith in him... so that he knows that he's got a fan base that'll always be here for him.
some fairweather fans might come and go at the speed of light and most already have...but whoever's left here now are the ones that will stick it through, like we've stuck through the past...erm...4 years (FOR ME AT LEAST)... so... group hug for all cos u all deserve it for being here... and well...if marat ever reads this (yeah rite) and wants to join in the group hug, then he's most welcome to...:D :hug:

BelgianWaffle
09-02-2004, 10:57 AM
Awww you guys :hug:

What's done is done. Nothing that we can do about it and we'll just have to wait and see how the rest of the year is going ;)
There are still 2.5 months left in which there are virtually no points to defend and let's just hope Marat solves whatever personal or other problems he has and wins some matches and some confidence. Before you know it he's on a roll again :cool:

for those who speak dutch: *zingt* we zullen dˇˇˇˇˇˇˇˇrgaan!! :p

merle
09-02-2004, 12:17 PM
hey guys.... group hug time... :hug:

the storm clouds will pass, and like nick's said on TGFR, everyone's got a different way of expressing themselves over marat's losses... but it doesn't mean that we care any less, it's just cos we care that we're being so harsh on him, or upset, or distraught...or...whatever...
what's most impt is that we band together and keep our faith in him... so that he knows that he's got a fan base that'll always be here for him.
some fairweather fans might come and go at the speed of light and most already have...but whoever's left here now are the ones that will stick it through, like we've stuck through the past...erm...4 years (FOR ME AT LEAST)... so... group hug for all cos u all deserve it for being here... and well...if marat ever reads this (yeah rite) and wants to join in the group hug, then he's most welcome to...:D :hug:

Oh, group hug time! :hug:

Dux
09-02-2004, 12:29 PM
It doesn't matter how many first round losses Marat has, or if he keeps losing winnable matches, I'll keep supporting him :D

Shadow
09-02-2004, 01:20 PM
You know Andrea I understand their frustration...and you're right it's safe to say what we think...even bad things...like here in "hippononymous thread" but the words I read were just so cruel.
Venting is not a problem but You can't say seriously that he must quit tennis and open his own nightclub for instance...that's not appropriate...Who we are to say that?

You know this year is difficult too (for some reasons) for Nalbandian, Guga, Ferrero and Coria fans...that's life...our fav player can't be on top all the time...he's a human being...maybe he will never be on top again...we don't know.
OK he plays poorly right now...What can we do?...Nothing...because we don't know him or his problems.

But Marat needs our support now and we need to support him.

If some fans lost interests or if it's too hard to watch...that's OK...take a break like TF....And I know he's a true fan
I know that love and hate are very close...but if you feel that you're begining to hate him...just stop...don't waste your time and energy...and come back later if you want to.



:hug: Ilhame

I agree some things were cruel, but its the heat of the moment.

I think we cannot compare Marat to the other players who also have a bad year, Marat is DIFFERENT. First of all, with Marat its already since more than 3 years more or less, that he is wasting his talent... and second they are not as worse as Marat this year, and most important, they don`t have the talent of Marat, so we Marat Fans have much more expactations... and there comes the frustration.

They are not beginning to hate him, they are just frutrated with his performances. That doesn`t mean they will stop beeing a fan. I`m sure they will keep supporting Marat. As a fan its not bad to critize your player at times. Its better than the opposite.


http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/liebe/grouphug.gif

Shadow
09-02-2004, 01:20 PM
hey guys.... group hug time... :hug:

the storm clouds will pass, and like nick's said on TGFR, everyone's got a different way of expressing themselves over marat's losses... but it doesn't mean that we care any less, it's just cos we care that we're being so harsh on him, or upset, or distraught...or...whatever...
what's most impt is that we band together and keep our faith in him... so that he knows that he's got a fan base that'll always be here for him.
some fairweather fans might come and go at the speed of light and most already have...but whoever's left here now are the ones that will stick it through, like we've stuck through the past...erm...4 years (FOR ME AT LEAST)... so... group hug for all cos u all deserve it for being here... and well...if marat ever reads this (yeah rite) and wants to join in the group hug, then he's most welcome to...:D :hug:

Well said Jiat!!!!

:hug: for all.

Shadow
09-02-2004, 01:28 PM
A helpless depressed man :sad:

Safin hardly musters a fight
Watching No. 13 Marat Safin face reporters after his opening-round loss to unseeded Thomas Enqvist yesterday, it seemed the Russian had done something far more serious than simply lose a tennis match.

What's wrong with you, they wanted to know. Why can't you compete? What would you say to your fans?

"What can I say to myself?" Safin responded. "What can I say to most of the fans? I don't know."

maratski
09-02-2004, 02:04 PM
Personally I don't find the remarks on safinator cruel. I can understand where some of the comments come from. If Marat doesn't like tennis or if he has no passion for it or whatever then he should do something that does make him happy. Of course that's easy talking, but if he doesn't like to play, then it's better to quit.
What can annoy me most is that he's not being honest with himself and the rest of the world and the fact that he contradicts himself. One moment he hates the Olympics, then suddenly he loves it. One moment he hates grass, then he says he'll come back next year. One moment he says it's all about the slams, then he goes and plays some weird tournaments that don't fit into his schedule at all imo. There's so many more moments where he is contradicting himself and he needs to stop that. If he's not being honest with himself then in the end he's going to hurt himself badly and that's what we don't like to see. I believe that's the main reason why we can be hard on him at times.

maratski
09-02-2004, 02:07 PM
:hug: to all

Shadow
09-02-2004, 02:27 PM
I think the thing is that Marat doesn`t know himself what he wants and whats wrong with him.
He said all these things the last weeks, because he is lost and doesn`t want to open himself in front of the press. Deep inside he knows that what he said are all excuses, but he is a person who keeps it inside him, when he has problems with himself... that he in fact IS upset and disappointed with himself and does care, but he doesn`t show it outside, because he is lost and doesn`t know what to do. But one time it will all come out.

Bibir
09-02-2004, 03:18 PM
I know that most posters are true fans...of course...I was just a little bit surprised by the violence of few posts...they were very hard "from my personal point of view". I mean he's just a human being with his defaults and qualities...We don't have to be sooo obsessive
Anyway I don't want to make a fuss...I was just giving my "little" "very little" opinion ;)

haha...I'm laughing at myself right now...We are as lost as Marat...

:hug: to everybody

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junekidd
09-03-2004, 07:10 AM
I think the thing is that Marat doesn`t know himself what he wants and whats wrong with him.
He said all these things the last weeks, because he is lost and doesn`t want to open himself in front of the press. Deep inside he knows that what he said are all excuses, but he is a person who keeps it inside him, when he has problems with himself... that he in fact IS upset and disappointed with himself and does care, but he doesn`t show it outside, because he is lost and doesn`t know what to do. But one time it will all come out.

andrea, you make me think of a saying, which says a person who is always amusive is virtually the most complex man. he keep everything inside instead of showing them. day by day, he has gotten a heavy burden...maybe he needs to release it as soon as possible...in fact, sometimes, I even hope he would seek the help from psychologist... could Freud work on him? :rolleyes:

Aurora
09-03-2004, 08:18 PM
*sigh* I saw the first set, checked the result, still haven't watched the video and can only now visit over here again. I was not sad, I was indifferent, already numbed by past results. Got a bit sad reading this thread. He really doesn't see a way out of this. Again a break perhaps? The hunger was there at the AO this year, but it passed away. Some bad draws, no good wins, some hardfought journeyman wins on RG. Nothing since.
It's true though: he has a great ranking atm, every week the last months I am surprised no one passes him by. Thanks to the zero he has to defend of course. Just today I wondered how Tommy Haas is still only in the 40's, ok he had to come from way down and doesn't have a slam final. I'm gonna take comfort in Junekidd's signature, after a down, an up must come. For sure. Impossible is nothing.


[but nothing comes easy]



just a rant, don't mind me

PennyThePenguin
09-04-2004, 04:30 AM
*sigh* I saw the first set, checked the result, still haven't watched the video and can only now visit over here again. I was not sad, I was indifferent, already numbed by past results. Got a bit sad reading this thread. He really doesn't see a way out of this. Again a break perhaps? The hunger was there at the AO this year, but it passed away. Some bad draws, no good wins, some hardfought journeyman wins on RG. Nothing since.
It's true though: he has a great ranking atm, every week the last months I am surprised no one passes him by. Thanks to the zero he has to defend of course. Just today I wondered how Tommy Haas is still only in the 40's, ok he had to come from way down and doesn't have a slam final. I'm gonna take comfort in Junekidd's signature, after a down, an up must come. For sure. Impossible is nothing.


[but nothing comes easy]



just a rant, don't mind me

awww lilly...:hug: how true....

junekidd
09-05-2004, 05:16 AM
I am always trying to encourage myself by my signature... but if fact, it does not work each time, especially when Marat was defeated once and again and again... now the loss has badly affected him... it is really a hard period for him and maybe for all of us...
each time I came to see this thread... I was in a depressed mood... normally I am numb too...

li'l red
09-06-2004, 02:46 AM
im not sure if i still fit the 'true marat fan' category after staying away fom tennis for a few days after his loss.... but deep inside i know i am... see? i didnt even last a week...im here again... i just had to stay away not bcoz im giving up on him but bcoz i was too brokenhearted to enjoy what's left of the US open.... i didnt even see my friends for a couple of days coz i can't be truly happy for them when their favorite players win... i just felt really bad, and now after reading this thread, i felt guilty for not staying through this.... marat is one lucky guy for having all of you guys! i hope he'll recover from that slump soon.... the year's not yet over anyways...

for marat and everyone... :hug:

Tennis Fool
11-20-2004, 09:54 PM
As incredible as that 2nd set tb against Fed was, no *more* of them :( Marat should have consolidated his early break with good serving. Instead he OAFed and gave back the lead.

If he can just do that, we'd have a great rivalry.

sol
11-20-2004, 09:58 PM
lol TF :sad:

I almost died during that TB!

Aurora
11-20-2004, 10:03 PM
TF, you're "bumping" all over the place! ;)

Yep, there's a lot of things marat shouldn't or should do, but those are part of him. Still need for improvement, still need for a pinch of confidence. The chance is slim to none the youthful, innocent, all-daring Marat of 2000 will return, but here's to an agressive, mature (but not tˇo ;)), all-daring Marat in 2005!


It's good to be in this refuge to heal my nerves. Damn, I suffered! But gladly :).

Rostov61
11-20-2004, 10:04 PM
lol TF :sad:

I almost died during that TB!
Life of a die hard Marat fan;) I almost did the same. I wanted him to win very bad, but we should be proud of him for what he has done :)

merle
11-20-2004, 11:02 PM
Life of a die hard Marat fan;) I almost did the same. I wanted him to win very bad, but we should be proud of him for what he has done :)

Exactly Sergey!!!! I'm soooooooo happy & sooooooo proud of him!!! :kiss: :kiss: P.S. I cannot sleep again!! Too excited!

merle
11-20-2004, 11:23 PM
Hi Solange! :hug: How are you doing?

Bibir
11-20-2004, 11:27 PM
I see TF that you're not depressed and hippo-ed anymore?

Time to change the avatar aswell ! ;)

Tennis Fool
11-20-2004, 11:46 PM
I see TF that you're not depressed and hippo-ed anymore?

Time to change the avatar aswell ! ;)

No, life's too short to be depressed :D

Can't change the avatar. Fed is God. With him, I can relax.

Bibir
11-21-2004, 12:20 AM
I understand TF ...but you created hippononymous...you have to resist to the "Fed tentation"!;)...because Hippo's worth it!

PennyThePenguin
11-21-2004, 03:29 AM
hey everyoner! it's been a crazy year but we've survived...here's to next year! GROUP HUG! :hug:

Vass
11-21-2004, 01:06 PM
Bring on more OAFs! I'm a fan of Safin, Youzhny, Anastaisa Myskina, Vera Zvonareva, Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Elena Bovina, all oafs and underachievers.

Marat, can't wait till next year.

Shadow
11-21-2004, 01:21 PM
I`m a big fan of Vera too! :cool: and Nastya

Bubble
11-21-2004, 02:05 PM
Bring on more OAFs! I'm a fan of Safin, Youzhny, Anastaisa Myskina, Vera Zvonareva, Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Elena Bovina, all oafs and underachievers.

Marat, can't wait till next year.


:lol: me too. I'm a fan of all oafs...

During the OAF period in the Wimbledon and US hardcourts season, I was really on the verge of giving up my support on Marat.

But now, I am convinced that Marat rocks! :worship:
I am looking forward to 2005 with hope that Marat will build on this last match of his 2004 and challenge Roger . He is getting there, the first 4-5 games of the 2nd set today, Marat was awesome! And of course that tie-break :hearts:

Have a good vacation Marat !
I am looking forward to go Hopman Cup to watch him and Nastya in person :hearts:

merle
11-21-2004, 06:00 PM
Have a good vacation Marat !
I am looking forward to go Hopman Cup to watch him and Nastya in person :hearts:

WOW Bubble!!!!!!! You lucky guy!! Cheer for them then!!! :wavey:

Aurora
11-21-2004, 07:14 PM
Since Justine has stopped oafing -don't know if you remember but that girl was a major choker till 2003-, I'm a firm believer there's hope for anyone! (Just wish Ju didn't hurt Anastasia so much at the Olympics, I bet she still has nightmares about that one :sad: )
Oafers want it so bad it and so perfect, that it gets too much and their head explodes...
Davai Myskina and Zvonareva in 2005! :rocker2:

Leena
11-22-2004, 11:39 PM
Bring on more OAFs! I'm a fan of Safin, Youzhny, Anastaisa Myskina, Vera Zvonareva, Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Elena Bovina, all oafs and underachievers.

Marat, can't wait till next year.
I've never seen you post once about Bovina. You lies.

Jessi
11-23-2004, 02:59 AM
I love my fellow OAF-lovers!

You guys rock! :rocker2: :rocker2:

chocc0
11-23-2004, 07:15 AM
You rock too Jessi
The Oaf Rocks

Bubble
11-23-2004, 08:22 AM
WOW Bubble!!!!!!! You lucky guy!! Cheer for them then!!! :wavey:


I'm a gal ... ;)

I will definitely cheer for them, it will be my first time watching Safin and Nastya live :bounce:

Kiara
11-24-2004, 02:48 PM
I dont know how I managed not to see this thread before, thanks for the bump tf

how depressing is it that Marat is almost 25, dare I say..his time is running out..? :bigcry:

Aurora
11-24-2004, 03:44 PM
:sobbing: not a good thought Kiara, especially as I don't see Marat going on after his thirties
BUT 4, perhaps 5 years? to win 1 or 2 slams? just some conservative thinking, don't jump on me. that's at least 16 chances (well let's say 12, Wimby :rolleyes: ). :scratch:
damn, further thinking doesn't do it good. Think I'm gonna work my denial-skills on this one.

:bigcry:

merle
11-24-2004, 04:43 PM
Oh don't depress me girls! :sad: :sobbing: :bigcry: :sobbing: :bigcry:

Bibir
11-24-2004, 05:02 PM
I was thinking about that too after his first round loss in USO! :hysteric:

But The worst is when I think about all his wasted chances in slams ( AO and FO) :sad:

Tennis Fool
11-24-2004, 05:40 PM
Oh, don't prematurely get upset. Remember Agassi went on to win the majority of his slams in his late 20s after wasting a bunch of years. Marat is getting it together, too.

maratski
11-24-2004, 06:25 PM
I do believe he'll get it together one day, but I can't believe Marat says he's ok with the past.

I don't know Marat in person and can't say what goes on in his mind, but I still believe that when he'll retire from tennis he's going to think I coulda, shoulda, woulda....
That would be a real shame :(

Tennis Fool
11-24-2004, 07:00 PM
When he retires, he'll be too busy opening his clubs in Moscow ;)

JuanChuffy007
11-24-2004, 07:15 PM
Oh don't depress me girls! :sad: :sobbing: :bigcry: :sobbing: :bigcry:

And don't depress me either!! 25 is not old (ok he did waste a lot of chances... :sad: )and don't think about the fact that Marat will retire some day yet!! Oh man... tennis without Marat.....?!

Bibir
11-24-2004, 07:21 PM
Do you know that the hippo night club already exists...in Baltimore!

:angel: Cultural moment! :angel:

The Hippo opened its doors July 7, 1972 and is believed to be the oldest gay nightclub, with the same name, in the country. The Hippo is composed of three rooms - the main dance bar with one of the most progressive light shows on the East Coast, a large saloon style bar with pool tables and video games and an additional bar which splits its time between a piano bar and video bar.

http://www.clubhippo.com/images/DanceFloor_01_S.jpg http://www.clubhippo.com/images/DanceFloor_03_S.jpg

Bibir
11-24-2004, 07:39 PM
OK...I have to admit that I'm taking right now hippo weed and hippo mushrooms! :o

http://www.club.cybix.net/rus/forum/user_photos/18.jpg

maratski
11-24-2004, 07:39 PM
:haha:

you can always count on Bea to make you smile! :hug:

Bibir
11-24-2004, 07:47 PM
Ilhame! :hug:

If you can see the hippo above...you need some treatments too...vacations in Carabbean? :angel:

maratski
11-24-2004, 07:56 PM
I know I need treatment. Cure me from my boring life ;)

Aurora
11-24-2004, 07:58 PM
:haha: Bea, thanks for making the ugly posts disappear! :hug:

Kiara, let's delete ours ;)

Bibir
11-24-2004, 09:24 PM
I know I need treatment. Cure me from my boring life ;)
:hug: Well, my day was very boring too...I'm talking to hippos! :o

Hippo abuse...How to break the habit? We can't! ;)

http://funnyhasbeenfound.com/VideoContentPgs/HippoDog.htm

PennyThePenguin
11-24-2004, 11:41 PM
When he retires, he'll be too busy opening his clubs in Moscow ;)

you forgot Spain too TF..and nice new siggy ;)

PennyThePenguin
11-24-2004, 11:42 PM
BEA!!! u're the queen of hippo pics! :worship:

Tennis Fool
11-25-2004, 03:47 AM
The Hippo opened its doors July 7, 1972 and is believed to be the oldest gay nightclub, with the same name, in the country. http://www.clubhippo.com/images/DanceFloor_01_S.jpg http://www.clubhippo.com/images/DanceFloor_03_S.jpg
You gals better hope this isn't a nightclub Marat frequents...

Although it would be good for Alfonsojose :P

Tennis Fool
11-25-2004, 03:49 AM
you forgot Spain too TF..and nice new siggy ;)
And Monte Carlo, and Miami. Although I don't think Marat is that fond of Spain.

Thanks about the sig. You guys need to get Nat in here. She's funny.

PennyThePenguin
11-25-2004, 09:43 AM
i thought he mentioned once he wanted to open a club in spain. or maybe it's my brains being addled again

Vass
11-25-2004, 12:07 PM
OK...I have to admit that I'm taking right now hippo weed and hippo mushrooms! :o

http://www.club.cybix.net/rus/forum/user_photos/18.jpg
Small world! i know the girl who'se avatar this is.

Kiara
11-25-2004, 02:27 PM
:haha: Bea, thanks for making the ugly posts disappear! :hug:

Kiara, let's delete ours ;)

no, I stand by what I said, Marat's time is running out. I dont see him going at it for more than 4/5 years more, not with his body, not with his mentality. If he hasnt already passed the best tennis years of his career.... yes he's getting his act together but he's far from his best form but if he's going to do anything (else) at all it's now or never, harsh as it is it's true.

and Agassi is a Robot.

Kiara
11-25-2004, 02:29 PM
I can't believe Marat says he's ok with the past.

I dont buy that either ;)

Kiara
11-25-2004, 02:32 PM
Marta has such wild, irregular peaks and troughs it's almost pointless discussing it anyway. I only brought it up because im a miserable git, I didnt mean to depress anyone :o

Aurora
11-25-2004, 02:40 PM
no, I stand by what I said, Marat's time is running out. I dont see him going at it for more than 4/5 years more, not with his body, not with his mentality. If he hasnt already passed the best tennis years of his career.... yes he's getting his act together but he's far from his best form but if he's going to do anything (else) at all it's now or never, harsh as it is it's true.

and Agassi is a Robot.

you're completely right of course.

And of course he's not ok with the past, but why would he say that in public? Although he could be in denial.

I only brought it up because im a miserable git, I didnt mean to depress anyone bull! it's just being realistic. and the future could be everything from winning zero slams 'till 10 (:rolleyes: maybe not)

Bibir
11-25-2004, 03:05 PM
Maybe he's not ok with the past...but he's an aquarian like me...we have a tendency to take the life as it comes.:zzz:

And I 'm pretty sure that he'll win one more slam at least. (please FO);)

PennyThePenguin
11-26-2004, 02:13 AM
Marta has such wild, irregular peaks and troughs it's almost pointless discussing it anyway. I only brought it up because im a miserable git, I didnt mean to depress anyone :o

it's nice to look towards the future ;) so we're "mentally prepared" :haha: though with marat...no amount of preparation is ever enough i'm afraid :sad:

PennyThePenguin
11-26-2004, 02:15 AM
Maybe he's not ok with the past...but he's an aquarian like me...we have a tendency to take the life as it comes.:zzz:

And I 'm pretty sure that he'll win one more slam at least. (please FO);)


u're aquarian too? really? oh wait. u've said it before haven't u? i just NEVER can remember birthdays... so when's yours?

*penny on a quest to find more ppl with the same bday as her*

Bibir
11-26-2004, 06:07 AM
I will add it in my profile section....I was born the 13th February 1986. :)

you?

Tennis Fool
11-26-2004, 07:17 AM
So am I (an Aquarian) :wavey:

PennyThePenguin
11-26-2004, 11:11 AM
21st january... 6 days before marat. same day as andyroxmysox...except that i'm like...erm...7 years older than her.... darn...these lil ones make me feel old. :o

Aurora
11-26-2004, 12:26 PM
*imagining li'l Penny* I luuurve little fluffy penguins (sometimes kinda ugly, but still cute)

http://i.iinfo.cz/s/prev10/penguins-v2.gif http://www.saczoo.com/3_kids/14_heat/images/penguin.jpg

http://www.aerogeek.org/images/blog/babypenguin.jpg

*Ljubica*
11-26-2004, 12:35 PM
I love the penguins............and Penny - don't worry - I think we've already worked out I'm older than you - probably older than most people here!!!!! I'm not an Aquarian though!!

PennyThePenguin
11-26-2004, 12:48 PM
aww rosie :hug: u're not old...u're young at heart remember?

and hanneke..aren't i cute! :D

Bibir
11-26-2004, 05:05 PM
So am I (an Aquarian) :wavey:
I Remember...you were born 2 days before me.


:hug: Rosie...don't worry...you're not old! At least for Marat...Caribbean beaches I presume :)

http://members.aol.com/Granada772/hippstuf/stamp12.gif

Natasc
11-26-2004, 05:36 PM
Well, for talking in births...my is december 1st..I will do 17 years in WEN, so, the questions is: I have some chance with Marat?

Bibir
11-26-2004, 06:01 PM
Well, for talking in births...my is december 1st..I will do 17 years in WEN, so, the questions is: I have some chance with Marat?
Well, if you were in Caribbean like all of us...you would have a chance...of course Nathalia! :D

He's just waiting for us! The hippo's angels! ;)
*pardon me! I have a terrible disease...I just can't stop posting hippo pics*
http://members.aol.com/Granada772/hippstuf/stamp02.gif

PennyThePenguin
11-27-2004, 02:57 AM
:haha: the shorts :haha: ooooohh.... :haha: sorry...flowery shorts just go right to the funny nerve...

*Ljubica*
11-27-2004, 12:08 PM
Do you draw your hippos yourself Bea?

Vass
11-27-2004, 12:27 PM
Bea... Are there any pics of slim and tall hippos?

Sorry, Bea I stole, and worse, modified your pic...

Btw. it looks more like Kafelnikov, still. ;)

Btw. I so don't like when they call Marat a hippo.

junekidd
11-27-2004, 12:35 PM
vass, are you ok? :p if there is a slim and tall animal, do you think it is a hippo? it must be a giraffe. :p
>>>sorry, bea, once again, I cannot see the hippo pics... :( :mad: :banghead:

junekidd
11-27-2004, 01:01 PM
:haha: :haha:
thanks for your modifying, Vass. now I know what a slim and tall hippo would look like. :lol:

*Ljubica*
11-27-2004, 01:22 PM
Bea... Are there any pics of slim and tall hippos?

Sorry, Bea I stole, and worse, modified your pic...

Btw. it looks more like Kafelnikov, still. ;)

Btw. I so don't like when they call Marat a hippo.

Poor hippo looks a little sick to me - he needs to put on weight - and fast :)

Vass
11-27-2004, 01:30 PM
Poor hippo looks a little sick to me - he needs to put on weight - and fast :)
No. He looks fine. And if he wants to have even a slight resemblence of Mart, he should go to a gym. His arms, chest, etc, aren't muscular enough.

*Ljubica*
11-27-2004, 01:50 PM
No. He looks fine. And if he wants to have even a slight resemblence of Mart, he should go to a gym. His arms, chest, etc, aren't muscular enough.

Are you offering your services as his personal Fitness Trainer :) Personally I still prefer my hippos to look like Peter Lundgren!!!

Vass
11-27-2004, 01:59 PM
Are you offering your services as his personal Fitness Trainer :) Personally I still prefer my hippos to look like Peter Lundgren!!!
LOL.

No I'm not offering my services, per se. But I wouldn't mind. :) Although I would prefer the post of mentor (those who see me in chats during matches will understand...).

EternalFlame
11-27-2004, 06:50 PM
Those hippo pics are hilarious :haha: Thanks Bea ! :D

PennyThePenguin
11-28-2004, 12:46 AM
LOL.

No I'm not offering my services, per se. But I wouldn't mind. :) Although I would prefer the post of mentor (those who see me in chats during matches will understand...).

i think vass would make a great mentor...he's SOOOO put sharapova's dad to shame ;)

and june>>>> a giraffe? mwahahahahaha... nicki..did u hear that?

junekidd
11-28-2004, 01:53 AM
hey, jiat, a slim and tall ANIMAL is the giraffe. while a slim and tall GIRL, like nicki, is a model. ;)

storm923
11-28-2004, 01:59 AM
omg....a slim and tall ANIMAL .....

PennyThePenguin
11-28-2004, 09:47 AM
hey, jiat, a slim and tall ANIMAL is the giraffe. while a slim and tall GIRL, like nicki, is a model. ;)


:angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: u sure june?... they look the same to me :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:

:bolt: before the giraffe kicks me to the north pole.

tall_one
11-28-2004, 11:18 AM
hey, jiat, a slim and tall ANIMAL is the giraffe. while a slim and tall GIRL, like nicki, is a model. ;)
:hug: thanks June, lol, you remind me of Cris she is always saying that i am a model :lol:

tall_one
11-28-2004, 11:19 AM
:angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: u sure june?... they look the same to me :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:

:bolt: before the giraffe kicks me to the north pole.
bad penguin! http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/spezial/kdchat/rogpen.gif

PennyThePenguin
11-28-2004, 11:28 AM
:hug: thanks June, lol, you remind me of Cris she is always saying that i am a model :lol:

miss iowa :haha: :haha:

PennyThePenguin
11-28-2004, 11:29 AM
bad penguin! http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/spezial/kdchat/rogpen.gif


OUCH OUCH OUCCCCH OOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

:bolt:

Kiara
11-28-2004, 02:06 PM
btw is this our new chat thread :confused:

and Ilhame, dont think I dont see you lurking ;) ;)

Bibir
11-28-2004, 04:38 PM
Bea... Are there any pics of slim and tall hippos?
No.Even baby hippo is fat.

http://www.radio.rai.it/radiorai/online/ev_images/2003/hippo-264x198-baby.jpg

Btw. I so don't like when they call Marat a hippo.
You know, it's not a bad word...Marat doesn't look like a hippo...it's just a funny comparison... and he initiated it with the hippo story. ;)

Plus...there are lots of hippo jokes! :D

What do you call an insincere hippo?
A hippocrite.

How can you get a hippo to do whatever you want?
Try hipponotism.

How do hippos commute?
In a hippopotabus.

What do you call two hippos riding a bicycle?
Optimistic.

How can you be sure that a hippo is telling you the truth?
Have him take the Hippocratic Oath.

What do you call a hippo who thinks he's sick?
A hippochondriac.

;) .

Bibir
11-28-2004, 04:58 PM
Do you draw your hippos yourself Bea?

Not these ones...I like drawing a lot...and at home I draw hippos...but I can't scan them...doesn't work anymore...too bad! :sad:

I managed to scan this one few months ago...my one and only "chef d'oeuvre" (masterpiece) :o
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20500

maratski
11-28-2004, 08:09 PM
btw is this our new chat thread :confused:

and Ilhame, dont think I dont see you lurking ;) ;)

As far as I know it isn't, but you know I chat everywhere ;)

I was in lurking mode today ;) We had people over and I wasn't able to log on. Only for a few minutes before my mom called me again to help her.

Aurora
11-28-2004, 08:48 PM
No.Even baby hippo is fat.

http://www.radio.rai.it/radiorai/online/ev_images/2003/hippo-264x198-baby.jpg


You know, it's not a bad word...Marat doesn't look like a hippo...it's just a funny comparison... and he initiated it with the hippo story. ;)

Plus...there are lots of hippo jokes! :D

What do you call an insincere hippo?
A hippocrite.

How can you get a hippo to do whatever you want?
Try hipponotism.

How do hippos commute?
In a hippopotabus.

What do you call two hippos riding a bicycle?
Optimistic.

How can you be sure that a hippo is telling you the truth?
Have him take the Hippocratic Oath.

What do you call a hippo who thinks he's sick?
A hippochondriac.

;) .

*chuckles*

:worship:

Jennay
11-30-2004, 11:25 PM
No.Even baby hippo is fat.

http://www.radio.rai.it/radiorai/online/ev_images/2003/hippo-264x198-baby.jpg


You know, it's not a bad word...Marat doesn't look like a hippo...it's just a funny comparison... and he initiated it with the hippo story. ;)

Plus...there are lots of hippo jokes! :D

What do you call an insincere hippo?
A hippocrite.

How can you get a hippo to do whatever you want?
Try hipponotism.

How do hippos commute?
In a hippopotabus.

What do you call two hippos riding a bicycle?
Optimistic.

How can you be sure that a hippo is telling you the truth?
Have him take the Hippocratic Oath.

What do you call a hippo who thinks he's sick?
A hippochondriac.

;) .
:lol:

PennyThePenguin
12-01-2004, 01:00 AM
heeeeyy jen! hey amanda! nice pic amanda...

Bibir
12-01-2004, 01:49 PM
hey fellow hippo fans! stumbled across this and just knew i had to post it here...
http://homepage2.nifty.com/hipomi/kako-note/note.files/hp02227.jpg
And you were right! Miss hippo america looks great! ;)

Hi Jen! :wavey:

Bibir
12-01-2004, 03:04 PM
Did you know that a hippo's yawn is not a sign of sleepiness or boredom but is actually a threat gesture? Yawning is the hippo's way of displaying its most fearsome weapons: its long, thick, razor-sharp canine teeth, or tusks, with which it is capable of biting a small boat in half.

:scared:
http://www.jackhanna.com/africa99/graphics/hippo1.jpg

Jennay
12-01-2004, 09:28 PM
Hey Jiat, hey Bea :) :hug:

PennyThePenguin
12-02-2004, 12:28 AM
hmm. thanks bea...now we know why marat opens his mouth so widely when he's yelling in frustration.

junekidd
12-03-2004, 04:46 AM
thanks your pics, Bea! the same with jiat, I know why Marat is always opening his mouth in different ways. :lol:
hello, Jen. :wavey:
thanks your pic, Amanda. :worship: now we have a beauty hippo to match Marat. ;)

Bibir
12-03-2004, 11:11 PM
Hey Jiat, hey Bea :) :hug:

I can't see your av Jen! :confused: ...Am I the only one?

PennyThePenguin
12-04-2004, 01:52 AM
nope...i can't see it too. jen...what happened to your avvy? it's been like that for days...

Jennay
12-04-2004, 07:07 PM
Yes, my avatar is being frustrating :(
I've just been too lazy to fix it ;)

Bibir
12-04-2004, 10:17 PM
Yes, my avatar is being frustrating :(
I've just been too lazy to fix it ;)
lazy Jen! :zzz:

What's your new av? a duck? a penguin? or a hippo? ;)

Jennay
12-04-2004, 10:53 PM
Bea it was supposed to be a fish! ;)
But I'm thinking of changing it to a hippo when I am not lazy :p

Bibir
12-05-2004, 11:06 AM
Bea it was supposed to be a fish! ;)
But I'm thinking of changing it to a hippo when I am not lazy :p

I can see well the hippo on your av right now! ;) :lol:

cute animal! :p

PennyThePenguin
12-05-2004, 03:21 PM
HIppo??? that's BAMBI jen! lol...

Jennay
12-05-2004, 10:42 PM
:lol: Bea, amanda gave me the Rafa one because we were discussing hot Spaniards ;)

Jiat, is that what Rafa is? :confused:

Bibir
12-05-2004, 11:01 PM
That's Ok Jen, Rafa is fine ;)

PennyThePenguin
12-05-2004, 11:43 PM
dunnoooow jen...i'm just using the name currently being used on GM... i thought andy made that up? i'm not sure... i don't follow such stuff :o

Jennay
12-06-2004, 11:16 PM
dunnoooow jen...i'm just using the name currently being used on GM... i thought andy made that up? i'm not sure... i don't follow such stuff :o
I don't really read too much on what Andy says :o That's pretty sad considering he's my fave :lol:
;) :angel:

PennyThePenguin
12-06-2004, 11:43 PM
ask am&a...lol..... that sounds like tha nickelodean show.... :haha:

PennyThePenguin
12-06-2004, 11:55 PM
;) so u're going to have a whole empire built up i see.... the DC....ask amanda.... what else? oh yeah.... coffee makers..... then u can send ppl stuff without them asking for it and make big bucks ;)

PennyThePenguin
12-08-2004, 12:03 AM
i'm also going to start charging for the avatars i make for people. (: just kidding, i do it out of the generosity of my heart. (:

i thought u might wanna start doing that soon ;)

ahhh... i must be one of the last beneficiaries of those free avvies

Wednesday Addams
12-08-2004, 08:09 AM
i thought u might wanna start doing that soon ;)

ahhh... i must be one of the last beneficiaries of those free avvies
Yeah! Sure hope U saved all the others she made for U! ;) :lol:

PennyThePenguin
12-08-2004, 01:04 PM
she only made me one...pffft... better ask for more before she starts charging for 'em

PennyThePenguin
12-08-2004, 11:42 PM
thanks manda...hehehe...... just have to sit and wait for it to come. then again... i suppose u dont get inspired by penguins as often as u get inspired by guys...pervy manda :ras: so...ah well...

Tennis Fool
01-07-2005, 06:58 PM
So I hear Marat sucked the big one at HC. Well, what do you expect after such a lame-o "off-season"?

Seriously, he's probably feeling self-induced pressure to better on last year's achievement at the AO.

maratski
01-07-2005, 07:32 PM
He's definitely gonna put the pressure on himself, but I have faith in Peter to talk some sense into him.

maratski
01-07-2005, 07:32 PM
btw nice to see you here again TF :kiss:

Tennis Fool
01-07-2005, 09:26 PM
btw nice to see you here again TF :kiss:

Thanks, although I'm going into MTF semi-retirement, I think, this year. I've been too stressed in my real life to post (the move, job-changing, fight with my family that ruined Christmas) culminating in a nasty illness I'm still trying to get over. :(

maratski
01-07-2005, 09:27 PM
:hug TF

There's more in life then internet, but whenever you want to get a nice distraction,you know where to find us. :)

Bibir
01-07-2005, 11:16 PM
Take care of you TF :hug:...I hope you "hard worker" have a steady job now...I wish you to find the perfect one (still advertising writer? ;) )

As my friend says..I wish you for 2005 cash, sex and health!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_riding.gif

PennyThePenguin
01-08-2005, 01:42 AM
take care TF!!! :hug:

Aurora
01-08-2005, 10:07 AM
:hug: TF. life can be such a bitch.


Though I don't like seeing this thread up over the freaking Hopman performance.
NOOOOOOO.
I'm not going into the Hippononymous place.
Not yet anyway.
Denial is a much sweeter place.

(goddamn Marat, don't make me go there again. don't!)

Kiara
01-08-2005, 11:01 AM
Well, what do you expect after such a lame-o "off-season"?

how right you are. I have a hard time believing Marat did much work during the off season, there isnt much you can do in an eyeblink anyway :(

I just hope the injuried stay away,and he takes care of himsef better. He's getting old and breaks easier. :sad:

NIce to see you back, and good luck with..life :hug: hope Maratski gives us sth to cheer about.

Bea, what IS that banana riding? is it a dinosaur?? lmfao!

Bibir
01-08-2005, 01:46 PM
I have a hard time believing Marat did much work during the off season

Me too..I thought he would practice hard in December with Peter... run up and down the hills in Monte carlo :o
http://www.hippochri.de/images/hipporad.gif

PennyThePenguin
01-08-2005, 01:49 PM
maybe he thought since he did that last year...he didn't need to do it again ;)

though he should have been running up and down the beach in the caribbeans ;)

BelgianWaffle
01-08-2005, 01:50 PM
what IS that banana riding? is it a dinosaur?? lmfao!

Ditto.. it looks like a lama :lol:

Shadow
01-08-2005, 02:06 PM
Hey TF, sorry to hear about your private life.

~EMiLiTA~
01-08-2005, 02:15 PM
maybe he thought since he did that last year...he didn't need to do it again ;)

though he should have been running up and down the beach in the caribbeans ;)

that's exactly what I think too! Hope he's working his arse off in Melbourne right now though!!! I expect results at the AO!!!

Bibir
01-08-2005, 02:17 PM
Ditto.. it looks like a lama :lol:
:shrug: I will ask Nicki, she knows a lot about bananas! ;)

PennyThePenguin
01-08-2005, 02:21 PM
bea...*ahem* that sounded dodgy ;)

BelgianWaffle
01-08-2005, 02:22 PM
:haha:

BelgianWaffle
01-08-2005, 02:23 PM
btw cute av Jiat

PennyThePenguin
01-08-2005, 02:23 PM
thanks!!! :hug:

Bibir
01-08-2005, 02:33 PM
bea...*ahem* that sounded dodgy ;)
oh, I didn't do it intentionally..really! :o

PennyThePenguin
01-08-2005, 02:34 PM
who cares if u did or didn't lol.......:haha:

Bibir
01-08-2005, 03:07 PM
who cares if u did or didn't lol.......:haha:
Maybe Nicki cares. :angel:

PennyThePenguin
01-08-2005, 03:09 PM
well..guess we have to wait for her to appear to find out. she doesn't seem to want to appear this morning though... (morning her time)

Bibir
01-08-2005, 03:14 PM
well..guess we have to wait for her to appear to find out. she doesn't seem to want to appear this morning though... (morning her time)
she'll probably ask for more porn bananas...I found new ones Nicki! ;)

tall_one
01-08-2005, 04:41 PM
she'll probably ask for more porn bananas...I found new ones Nicki! ;)
new ones?!? Lemme see, Lemme see! :bounce: I have a couple of new ones from Deb, but i don't know how to get them off my msn and onto my computer :(

and i have no idea what the banana is riding, I always assumed that it was some character from a TV show that i'd never seen :p
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_riding.gif

tall_one
01-08-2005, 04:42 PM
well..guess we have to wait for her to appear to find out. she doesn't seem to want to appear this morning though... (morning her time)
sorry i was bored so i went and got groceries and i bought myself some flowers http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_flowers.gif

TaTaaa
01-08-2005, 05:33 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_riding.gif

Just loooooooove this gif!!!!!

JuanChuffy007
01-08-2005, 05:41 PM
Just loooooooove this gif!!!!!

yeah it's so cute! :)

BelgianWaffle
01-08-2005, 06:45 PM
I always assumed that it was some character from a TV show that i'd never seen :p

I wanna see that show :eek:

PennyThePenguin
01-09-2005, 04:05 AM
sorry i was bored so i went and got groceries and i bought myself some flowers http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v345/fuzwadd/smileys/b_flowers.gif


FLOWERS! speaking of flowers..there's a tree u need to see! in the guga forum

and there's a pic u need to see on my msn avvy, to supplement the lack of said pic in ur CD

MariaV
01-09-2005, 02:51 PM
Thanks, although I'm going into MTF semi-retirement, I think, this year. I've been too stressed in my real life to post (the move, job-changing, fight with my family that ruined Christmas) culminating in a nasty illness I'm still trying to get over. :(

Aww TF, take care! :hug:

Wednesday Addams
01-09-2005, 03:06 PM
:hug: TF
Good luck with everything and take care!

MisterQ
01-09-2005, 08:37 PM
Hey hippos! :wavey: Here's a Marat palindrome:

I, Marat, star am I!

:silly:

Aurora
01-09-2005, 09:19 PM
:lol: good one, Q!

Unfortunately Marat won't agree on the content though. He said something along the lines of "I'm not a star. Stars are only (gaz?) in the sky" :scratch: someone else might know the exact quote.

Damita
01-09-2005, 09:30 PM
stars are only in the sky, yes, that's what he said... but that was a good one Mister Q :)

MisterQ
01-09-2005, 10:42 PM
well, I tried to fix it, but it only makes sense if your name is Toni. :rolls:

Toni! Marat, star am I not!

Bibir
01-09-2005, 11:04 PM
:haha:

I found this one for you MonsieurQ. ;)

http://www.palindromelist.com/images/tennis.gif

Aurora
01-09-2005, 11:05 PM
:haha: Bea, did you really come up with that this late at night? :bowdown:

MisterQ
01-09-2005, 11:07 PM
hehe

yes, I have seen that one, Bea. priceless :haha: :hug:

MisterQ
01-09-2005, 11:09 PM
Here's a more extended one (the longer they get, the less sense they make :lol: ):

Now yell: oval tennis! I, Marat, star am I! Sin, net, la volley ---- won!!!

:rolls:

Aurora
01-09-2005, 11:11 PM
:rolls: *hit her head on the keyboard from laughing* :haha:

hmmm, it's the "sin" that makes that sentence intriguing...

MisterQ
01-09-2005, 11:14 PM
hmmm, it's the "sin" that makes that sentence intriguing...

Only for Marat, right? ;)

Aurora
01-09-2005, 11:16 PM
*refrains from comment*

and let us not get started about "oval tennis" ... :scratch: arena? ball? lines of the court?

Bibir
01-09-2005, 11:43 PM
OK, this one is in french: :o

Rescue Safin!....Creuse sa fin!

Aurora
01-09-2005, 11:49 PM
eeuuhhhm, that's quite saying the opposite, right? what's that called again, an oxymoron? :shrug: *shakes her head in disgust on the knowledge lost already*

Bibir
01-09-2005, 11:55 PM
an opposite palindrome maybe? :lol:

MasterQ help us...please! :silly:

MisterQ
01-09-2005, 11:56 PM
Bea's is an anagram, not a palindrome, but still very cool. :cool: :dance:

Bibir
01-10-2005, 12:05 AM
wooow...I forgot! Yes, it's an anagram! :silly:

Bibir
01-10-2005, 12:10 AM
A new french anagram! I like this one :angel:

Le Monsieur Q!.....Remuions le Q!

You know what does Q "cul" mean in French?

MisterQ
01-10-2005, 12:23 AM
hehe

I did not know that "Q" was used to mean that, no... :o

maratski
01-10-2005, 06:39 AM
I learned something new as well Bea ;)

PennyThePenguin
01-10-2005, 11:19 AM
erm...bea....couldja do this poor uneddycated penny a favour and trasnlate that? me no understand francais!

and Q!!! HI!!!:wavey: nice of u to pop by!

Bibir
01-10-2005, 12:28 PM
ok Penny! The french anagram of Le MonsieurQ (The MisterQ) is Remuions le Q (shake our ass!)

Q "cul" means ass in french. ;)

PennyThePenguin
01-10-2005, 12:29 PM
ahhhhh!!!!!!!! ;) hehe... good one for the Q-ster.

Bibir
01-10-2005, 12:33 PM
:p

Kiara
01-11-2005, 06:44 AM
:lol: @ oval tennis, is that going to be like "devolutions" ? :p I think oval tennis is what Marat is playing atm :smash:

Tennis Fool
01-27-2005, 01:42 PM
Hippo!

I stayed up all night, watching a scoreboard from 4 am to 8 am, and saw the sky go from black to blue, and birds chirping on my fire escape. It was worth it cause he won :banana:

Maybe I'll go to bed now :o

Aurora
01-27-2005, 01:59 PM
:kiss: sleep tight!

MariaV
01-27-2005, 06:03 PM
Hope you had a good sleep TF!!!! :hug:

PennyThePenguin
01-28-2005, 01:22 PM
hey TF!!! time to change ur avvy ;) hope u had a good night's rest!

Bibir
04-14-2005, 07:27 PM
Can Marat Safin win 3 matches in row?

I thought he practised 2 weeks on clay in Valencia...He's supposed to be a TOP player, no?

He has a great coach, he has a great body (healthy), he has a great game, he has a great life...And I'm not biased..but he has great fans. :fiery:

What a joker!

I know that Marat always rises from the ashes....But he has to understand that THE TRAIN IS RUNNING AWAY!!!!! :fiery:

foul_dwimmerlaik
04-14-2005, 07:35 PM
I know that Marat always rises from the ashes....But he has to understand that THE TRAIN IS RUNNING AWAY!!!!! :fiery:Yes, Bea, this is the worst of all - another squandered opportunity and you can hear the clock ticking....

How many more opportunities will he have? Not enough, I'm afraid.

maratski
04-14-2005, 07:43 PM
I never like it when Marat loses, but I never underestimae Juanca, certainly not on clay. He may be in a slump and ranked very low, but the skills are still there.

Bibir
04-14-2005, 08:00 PM
I don't underestimate Juanqui...But I'm feeling bad because Marat wasted lots of BP again! :fiery: because he couldn't hold his serve again! :fiery: because his great game was far far away again!

Anyway, :wavey: Ilhame. Nice to see you here...You were busy this week?

I'm happy for Juanqui because he beat a TOP player...woow The N░4..But he's not that TOP since AO.

I know that he will surprise me one day...in a good way...again...But he's already 25...and Nadal, Gasquet, Monfils are there...waiting for him.

He can't do that anymore...He has to take the responsability.

BelgianWaffle
04-14-2005, 08:06 PM
I don't underestimate Juanqui...But I'm feeling bad because Marat wasted lots of BP again! :fiery: because he couldn't hold his serve again! :fiery: because his great game was far far away again!

Anyway, :wavey: Ilhame. Nice to see you here...You were busy this week?

I'm happy for Juanqui because he beat a TOP player...woow The N░4..But he's not that TOP since AO.

I know that he will surprise me one day...in a good way...again...But he's already 25...and Nadal, Gasquet, Monfils are there...waiting for him.

He can't do that anymore...He has to take the responsability.

Yep.. totally agree. He can't afford wasting all these chances. It takes away credit from his wonderful run at the AO.

MariaV
04-14-2005, 08:09 PM
Thanks Bea for reviving the thread. That's what we all need tonight right? :hug: Or should I be :fiery: :mad: ?

NINA_BCN
04-14-2005, 08:16 PM
Well, We have to wait 4 days to see him playing again. :aplot: What will happen??? Nobody's knows.

Bibir
04-14-2005, 08:24 PM
Thanks Bea for reviving the thread. That's what we all need tonight right? :hug: Or should I be :fiery: :mad: ?
No problem Maria. :hug:

I'm in shitty mood because of a man I don't even know personally...How pathetic! :sad:

Damita
04-14-2005, 08:31 PM
I'm in shitty mood because of a man I don't even know personally...How pathetic! :sad:
don't worry, i think we all know the feeling :o ;)

Bibir
04-14-2005, 08:32 PM
Well, We have to wait 4 days to see him playing again. :aplot: What will happen??? Nobody's knows.
That's the problem...EVERYTHING can happen!

We want him to win so badly...

Are we wanting it more than the man himself?

NINA_BCN
04-14-2005, 08:33 PM
I'm in shitty mood because of a man I don't even know personally...How pathetic! :sad:


You aren't the only one!!! ;) Marat gives a little bit of pathetism to our lifes!!! :lol:

Damita
04-14-2005, 08:34 PM
Are we wanting it more than the man himself?
I've asked myself this question a thousand of times :rolleyes:

NINA_BCN
04-14-2005, 08:36 PM
I've asked myself this question a thousand of times :rolleyes:

Me too!!! :aplot:

Bibir
04-14-2005, 09:00 PM
I've asked myself this question a thousand of times :rolleyes:
Still no answer? ;)

We are hoping, praying, crying...We are trying to stay positive...he'll do better next time...He'll do better next time...

But WHEN is "next time"?

Maybe at RG, who knows? (after numerous 5setters)
Maybe at Wimbledon? (unpredictable Safin)
Maybe next at Paris?
Maybe...

He will win occasionally...Spectacular wins...and pathetic losses.

OK! Maybe I'm going too far. :sad: