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All roads lead to Rome: we've done it once, we can do it twice! F: vs Nadal!

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arm
04-23-2009, 02:57 PM
Ok, the draw is out next Saturday and our boy has a title to defend. :bounce:

Let's do it :rocker2: :bounce::bounce:

kalisita
04-23-2009, 03:12 PM
Ajde Nole! :rocker2: Play freely! :dance:

Tennis Channel has full coverage and it doesn't start to 7 am so no getting up for me! :yippee:

Hope the draw if favorable. :clap2:

Also---Congrats to Raquel for her first thread! :bigclap:

shuhrat
04-23-2009, 03:14 PM
Ajde!! :bounce::bounce:
Let's forget about defending title. :angel: Just do your game freely. :woohoo:

arm
04-23-2009, 03:19 PM
Ajde Nole! :rocker2: Play freely! :dance:

Tennis Channel has full coverage and it doesn't start to 7 am so no getting up for me! :yippee:

Hope the draw if favorable. :clap2:

Also---Congrats to Raquel for her first thread! :bigclap:

Thank you! :hug:

Ajde!! :bounce::bounce:
Let's forget about defending title. :angel: Just do your game freely. :woohoo:

:angel: One can dream. :p

Lee
04-23-2009, 03:22 PM
Ajde Nole!

ellewoods
04-23-2009, 03:25 PM
Ajde Nole! There will be no concerns for defending titles or fending off someone called Murray, this week will be about great form and enjoyment on the court okay? That's what we want and nothing more :hug:

arm
04-23-2009, 03:28 PM
Ajde Nole!

I thoguht you were going to say: "Ajde Nole! Have fun in Madrid!". :rolls: :nerner:

Lee
04-23-2009, 04:05 PM
:armed: Raquel

arm
04-23-2009, 04:06 PM
:armed: Raquel

:awww: What? I am such an innocent young girl :angel: what have I possibly done/said? :angel:

:nerner:

*Ljubica*
04-23-2009, 04:21 PM
Even though I am not really posting here anymore, I just wanted to say that my love and support of Novak will never change, and I wish him the best of luck in Rome and always.

Noleta
04-23-2009, 04:27 PM
Well done Raquel:yeah:looking forward to see he's enjoying his Tennis like he showed in Monte Carlo:)

AJMO NOVAK:rocker::bounce:

pica_pica
04-23-2009, 04:45 PM
Nice title for our thread! Great job arm!
Nice title for our player! Hopefully!
Now, throw Andy Murray to the back of your mind, try your best to meet Rafa again (no matter which side of the draw you're in) and have another try on Rafa! Eye the #2 spot in the race, yesssss! :)

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

Ajde Nole!!!!! Once again, you win, we :hug: you; you lose in the first round, we :hug: you.

Someone posted this on Novak's official site:
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/9008/412ilgladiatore.jpg

Noleta
04-23-2009, 04:48 PM
Why is the race more important then the actual rankings:scratch:

pica_pica
04-23-2009, 04:59 PM
Why is the race more important then the actual rankings:scratch:
the race is something Novak can improve on in these few weeks.......extra motivation :lol:

kalisita
04-23-2009, 04:59 PM
The race is how the player is doing this year alone. It is often more important to the players since each season is a new season. But, the rankings are what most people, especially the general media talk about. And the two usually do sync up by the end of the year. Also, it used to be what the Masters Cup was based upon, which made it even more important to the players, but I believe the ATP isn't using it anymore. Not sure though.

pica_pica
04-23-2009, 05:03 PM
well from Novak's homepage you can still link to the Race site......and you can also check the race in GM....

Noleta
04-23-2009, 05:04 PM
the race is something Novak can improve on in these few weeks.......extra motivation :lol:

Or more pressure:p

Stephie Cesc
04-23-2009, 05:36 PM
Ajde Nole :banana::banana:

Just enjoy your tennis :bounce:

arm
04-23-2009, 05:45 PM
Even though I am not really posting here anymore, I just wanted to say that my love and support of Novak will never change, and I wish him the best of luck in Rome and always.

You know my opnion on the matter. :shrug: And I doubt anyone here ever thought you would ever stop cheering for Nole. :hug:

Noleta
04-23-2009, 05:47 PM
You know my opnion on the matter. :shrug: And I doubt anyone here ever thought you would ever stop cheering for Nole. :hug:

We need Novak to win against Nadal for Rose to return on here:poh well i'm sure she will:hug:

arm
04-23-2009, 05:48 PM
Well done Raquel:yeah:looking forward to see he's enjoying his Tennis like he showed in Monte Carlo:)

AJMO NOVAK:rocker::bounce:

Nice title for our thread! Great job arm!
Nice title for our player! Hopefully!
Now, throw Andy Murray to the back of your mind, try your best to meet Rafa again (no matter which side of the draw you're in) and have another try on Rafa! Eye the #2 spot in the race, yesssss! :)

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

Ajde Nole!!!!! Once again, you win, we :hug: you; you lose in the first round, we :hug: you.

Someone posted this on Novak's official site:
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/9008/412ilgladiatore.jpg

Thank you, girls. :hug:

arm
04-23-2009, 05:48 PM
We need Novak to win against Nadal for Rose to return on here:poh well i'm sure she will:hug:

I hope so. :awww:

kalisita
04-23-2009, 06:01 PM
well from Novak's homepage you can still link to the Race site......and you can also check the race in GM....

I do check. But the ATP main site has no link to the race and the link on Nole's site goes to a default page. The GM thread first post even says there is no offical ATP race anymore and that the poster is doing it themselves. The World Tour Finals are using the world rankings for top 8 and not the race like they used to. The ATP isn't officially using it anymore. :sad:

arm
04-23-2009, 06:04 PM
Really? No race anyome? :awww: That is strange.

Noleta
04-23-2009, 06:06 PM
I hope so. :awww:

Me too it will be such a shame at the end of the day we all support Novak and then other players things like this should not happen on this forum:)

zsanika
04-23-2009, 06:06 PM
race:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/3/en/rankings/championsrace/default.asp

Noleta
04-23-2009, 06:06 PM
I do check. But the ATP main site has no link to the race and the link on Nole's site goes to a default page. The GM thread first post even says there is no offical ATP race anymore and that the poster is doing it themselves. The World Tour Finals are using the world rankings for top 8 and not the race like they used to. The ATP isn't officially using it anymore. :sad:

I don't think it's fair:scratch:

Noleta
04-23-2009, 06:08 PM
race:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/3/en/rankings/championsrace/default.asp

Thanks:)wow the top9 are very close:eek:

kalisita
04-23-2009, 06:09 PM
ATP said it's too confusing for people if they have two ranking systems so everything is based on the world rankings now. Some sites do still have the race, but it's not official anymore, like it doesn't count for anything like it used to.

Noleta
04-23-2009, 06:16 PM
ATP said it's too confusing for people if they have two ranking systems so everything is based on the world rankings now. Some sites do still have the race, but it's not official anymore, like it doesn't count for anything like it used to.

That's a shame but i can understand theire point:)it will be very diffecult for the sub top players to reach the Masters at the end of the year:sad:

Lee
04-23-2009, 09:37 PM
The race is how the player is doing this year alone. It is often more important to the players since each season is a new season. But, the rankings are what most people, especially the general media talk about. And the two usually do sync up by the end of the year. Also, it used to be what the Masters Cup was based upon, which made it even more important to the players, but I believe the ATP isn't using it anymore. Not sure though.

Official, ATP isn't using the race anymore. It's confusing, especially in the first month or two where below 50 players won an MM tournament and they are number 1. :tape: ATP hasn't really promote it for the last 2 years unless it's after USO and the race to TMC heat up.

It's not that difficult for individual sites to update the table as you just add up the points. But I think the rules for 0 points 1000 and 500 still apply.

Lee
04-23-2009, 09:38 PM
And there's no hope for a tired Nadal in Rome :lol: Nalbandian withdrew and Nadal has a day off in the middle of the tournament. Nice.

arm
04-23-2009, 09:51 PM
Lee, yesterday portuguese commentators said Nadal was worried about going to Madrid because of the altitude of the city. :tape: They said that his team thought the hight altitude could affect his preparation for RG. WTF? :confused: can you explain me why? :rolls:

Baghdatis#1
04-23-2009, 09:59 PM
Go Nole!!!!!!!

savesthedizzle
04-23-2009, 11:42 PM
I meant to sticky this on my lunch break but TT took up the whole darn 30 minutes, so I did it now.

Rome :inlove: :inlove:

arm
04-24-2009, 12:23 AM
That's the correct smile to use after the word "Rome". :inlove:

:lol:

savesthedizzle
04-24-2009, 12:27 AM
That's the correct smile to use after the word "Rome". :inlove:

:lol:

:lol: it is!

Or also :hearts: but :inlove: fits better :D

Lee
04-24-2009, 01:29 AM
Lee, yesterday portuguese commentators said Nadal was worried about going to Madrid because of the altitude of the city. :tape: They said that his team thought the hight altitude could affect his preparation for RG. WTF? :confused: can you explain me why? :rolls:

You're a medical student and don't understand? :p

I don't think Madrid will be that much different. The city is 667 m (2,188 ft) above sealevel. Nadal grows up by the sea, right? The air pressure is lower and thus air is thinner. People may find it more difficult to breath in higher altitude because of this. Also, the ball will travel thru the air faster.

On the other hand, Paris is more or less at sealevel.

I grow up by the sea and then I moved to Calgary which is about 1000m above sea level. I didn't feel any difference while I exercised there. But for visiting hockey teams, some say it's difficult to play in Calgary because of the altitude. They need lots of oxygen though :lol:

For normal person, I don't really think there's any difference but may be for athlete, there is. I only noticed the diffference in altitude when I visited Whistlers Mountains in Jasper National Park of Canada. The tram took me to 2277m above sea level and I tried to hike on a trail (pretty steep) to the summit which is more than 3300m above sea level. I hiked for about 5 minutes and had to call it quit because I could not breath at all. :p

ellewoods
04-24-2009, 07:45 AM
Maybe Nole's mountain training will finally pay off in Madrid :lol:

And I also think it's a shame not to have the race count for anything now. It makes it much more exciting towards the end of the year - Race to the TMC!

Masha91
04-24-2009, 07:51 AM
Ajde Nole, good luck in Rome. Defend that title! :)

arm
04-24-2009, 11:47 AM
:lol: it is!

Or also :hearts: but :inlove: fits better :D

I am wishing to back very soon. :awww: I was only there for 8 hours or so.. :awww:

You were there when you travelled in that cruise, right? Me too... That's why I only spent there a few hours..

You're a medical student and don't understand? :p

I don't think Madrid will be that much different. The city is 667 m (2,188 ft) above sealevel. Nadal grows up by the sea, right? The air pressure is lower and thus air is thinner. People may find it more difficult to breath in higher altitude because of this. Also, the ball will travel thru the air faster.

On the other hand, Paris is more or less at sealevel.

I grow up by the sea and then I moved to Calgary which is about 1000m above sea level. I didn't feel any difference while I exercised there. But for visiting hockey teams, some say it's difficult to play in Calgary because of the altitude. They need lots of oxygen though :lol:

For normal person, I don't really think there's any difference but may be for athlete, there is. I only noticed the diffference in altitude when I visited Whistlers Mountains in Jasper National Park of Canada. The tram took me to 2277m above sea level and I tried to hike on a trail (pretty steep) to the summit which is more than 3300m above sea level. I hiked for about 5 minutes and had to call it quit because I could not breath at all. :p

I think this is all BS :shrug:. :rolls: I mean, it may affect his geme IN Madrid, but can it affect his game in RG? :shrug:

These players are so silly, sometims.. :lol:

Maybe Nole's mountain training will finally pay off in Madrid :lol:

And I also think it's a shame not to have the race count for anything now. It makes it much more exciting towards the end of the year - Race to the TMC!


Yes, please! :bounce:

savesthedizzle
04-24-2009, 11:49 AM
I am wishing to back very soon. :awww: I was only there for 8 hours or so.. :awww:

You were there when you travelled in that cruise, right? Me too... That's why I only spent there a few hours..



I think this is all BS :shrug:. :rolls: I mean, it may affect his geme IN Madrid, but can it affect his game in RG? :shrug:

These players are so silly, sometims.. :lol:




Yes, please! :bounce:

I was there twice, once last summer on the cruise, as you rememeber :D But I was also there in 2006 :D :inlove:

arm
04-24-2009, 11:52 AM
I was there twice, once last summer on the cruise, as you rememeber :D But I was also there in 2006 :D :inlove:

That's great! And how many countries have you visit here in Europe? And wht's the one you enjoyed the most?


:rolls: I sound like a journalist with all these questions. :o It's it too early in New Jersey? :eek:

Lee
04-24-2009, 03:42 PM
I think this is all BS :shrug:. :rolls: I mean, it may affect his geme IN Madrid, but can it affect his game in RG? :shrug:

These players are so silly, sometims.. :lol:




I don't think there's any problem in either cities :shrug: Especially for Nadal.

savesthedizzle
04-24-2009, 04:19 PM
That's great! And how many countries have you visit here in Europe? And wht's the one you enjoyed the most?


:rolls: I sound like a journalist with all these questions. :o It's it too early in New Jersey? :eek:

I've been in Spain (Barcelona), England, Scotland (Edinburgh mostly, one miserable day in Glasgow), France (Paris and Nice), Monaco, Germany (lots of random places that no one really goes to, like Erfurt, Weimar, and also Berlin, Frankfurt etc), Italy (Rome, Florence for like.. 2 hours :tape:, Positano, Palermo, Sorrento) and Greece (Poros and Athens) :) :lol:

Ummm well it's not fair to include England because I am :inlove: :inlove: with London, plus I've spent by far the most time there, since I lived there for 6 months. So that doesn't even count. So besides that, gosh it's hard :tape: I liked Spain :hearts: but I didn't have very much time :sad: I've spent more time in Italy, and seen more of it... so I'd probably say Italy :) Plus, Italian boys are :inlove: :rolls:

But I did really loooove Greece too. I spent four days in Poros which was :inlove: because it came at the end of a very long trip, and it was nice to just relax on the beach. Plus I like Greek food :shrug: but I also like Italian food :shrug: and Spanish food :shrug:


I think I decide Italy. But I need more time in Spain. I had a day and a half in Barcelona. That's not nearly enough time for anything :sad:

arm
04-24-2009, 05:38 PM
I've been in Spain (Barcelona), England, Scotland (Edinburgh mostly, one miserable day in Glasgow), France (Paris and Nice), Monaco, Germany (lots of random places that no one really goes to, like Erfurt, Weimar, and also Berlin, Frankfurt etc), Italy (Rome, Florence for like.. 2 hours , Positano, Palermo, Sorrento) and Greece (Poros and Athens) :lol:

Ummm well it's not fair to include England because I am :inlove: :inlove: with London, plus I've spent by far the most time there, since I lived there for 6 months. So that doesn't even count. So besides that, gosh it's hard :tape: I liked Spain :hearts: but I didn't have very much time :sad: I've spent more time in Italy, and seen more of it... so I'd probably say Italy :) Plus, Italian boys are :inlove:

But I did really loooove Greece too. I spent four days in Poros which was :inlove: because it came at the end of a very long trip, and it was nice to just relax on the beach. Plus I like Greek food :shrug: but I also like Italian food :shrug: and Spanish food :shrug:


I think I decide Italy. But I need more time in Spain. I had a day and a half in Barcelona. That's not nearly enough time for anything :sad:

Impressive for an american :worpship: I mean you've been to so many places!

Tou definitely need more time in Spain. :bounce: I :inlove: Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilha. But there are a lot more places worth visiting, including the islands.


Itaian boys :inlove:

Greece! Never been there, but it's a must for me. :bounce:

This summer I was planning a Austria - Slovakia - Hungary - Serbia - Croatia interrail :D But it quite a lot depends on the people I am going to.. I really just wish my friend don't give up on this idea. :D

savesthedizzle
04-24-2009, 08:38 PM
Impressive for an american :worpship: I mean you've been to so many places!

Tou definitely need more time in Spain. :bounce: I :inlove: Madrid, Barcelona and Sevilha. But there are a lot more places worth visiting, including the islands.


Itaian boys :inlove:

Greece! Never been there, but it's a must for me. :bounce:

This summer I was planning a Austria - Slovakia - Hungary - Serbia - Croatia interrail :D But it quite a lot depends on the people I am going to.. I really just wish my friend don't give up on this idea. :D


That sounds great! I'd love to go to all those places :inlove:

I need to find a job that pays me a lot, and gives me a lot of vacation time so I can travel more :inlove:

zlaja777
04-24-2009, 11:28 PM
Ajde Nole, good luck in Rome. Just be you...:worship:

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 11:04 AM
When will the draw be out?

ellen_
04-25-2009, 11:09 AM
Being made now :p So it'll probably take another hour or so...

ellen_
04-25-2009, 12:06 PM
On Roger's side! Montanes or Starace in 2nd round http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/416/mds.pdf

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 12:13 PM
On Roger's side! Montanes or Starace in 2nd round http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/416/mds.pdf
Good......better than on Rafa's side.....so there's a tendency for No.2 and No.3 to be drawn on the same side?

ellewoods
04-25-2009, 12:14 PM
On Roger's side! Montanes or Starace in 2nd round http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/416/mds.pdf

I get a blank pdf file that says information is not available? :confused:

But yay! The tennis gods are smiling down on Nole :worship: It's so funny to me that it's a good thing to be on Roger's side :tape:

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 12:18 PM
I get a blank pdf file that says information is not available? :confused:

But yay! The tennis gods are smiling down on Nole :worship: It's so funny to me that it's a good thing to be on Roger's side :tape:
:lol: :haha:

ellewoods
04-25-2009, 12:34 PM
Okay the pdf works for me now.

So Nole's draw here looks much better than in MC. No Spanish Armada to derail him. Though Wawa is in his quarter again as is Delpo and Robredo. I see no reason why he can't get to SFs and even finals :shrug: Depends on Roger's form though. Ferrer might come out of RF's quarter but I aint putting any money on Ferrer :lol:

Murray's got a cupcake draw too. Gonzalez and Kolya could be problems for him...maybe. But Murray is good at figuring out ways to win against pretty much everyone.

Nadal's biggest challenges could be Tsonga or Nando. I wouldnt mind seeing either of them playing Nadal in the QFs.


A-Rod must be having too much fun on his honeymoon to bother playing Masters tennis :yeah:

Stephie Cesc
04-25-2009, 01:12 PM
Nole's draw is okay :dance: I think he can at least make it to the SF :banana::banana:

Ajde Nole :bounce::bounce:

arm
04-25-2009, 01:26 PM
Rogers side :woohoo:

Herdwick :nerner:

arm
04-25-2009, 01:29 PM
And this time Kolya is going to beat Murray in the quarters! :bounce:

arm
04-25-2009, 01:29 PM
I :inlove: this draw. :hearts:

kalisita
04-25-2009, 01:35 PM
Not a bad draw on paper. :)

2R against Montanes or Starace. 3R most likey against Robredo, who is a good claycourter and a hard opponent, but Nole has a good record against him, including a win the one time they played on clay. For the QF I'm going to go with Wawrinka since Del Potro is pretty unproven on clay and wasn't impressive in Monte Carlo, though Rome may suit his game more. Federer in the SFs, though who knows what Federer will do here. He's becoming hard to predict anymore. Next best on clay would be Ferrer, who is difficult for Nole on clay. So the draw definitely has some tricky opponents but could be much worse IMO. :yeah:

Ajde Nole! :rocker2:

arm
04-25-2009, 01:40 PM
I am not sure Fed can make it to the final. :unsure: Stepanek and Ferrer. :awww:

kalisita
04-25-2009, 01:57 PM
I know. It's hard to judge what Federer will do nowadays. Who knows if he can get past Karlovic even? But I usually give him the benefit of doubt. And he really hasn't had bad results this year, AO final and SFs of 2 MS events, but his losses have been bad ones.

arm
04-25-2009, 02:03 PM
I know. It's hard to judge what Federer will do nowadays. Who knows if he can get past Karlovic even? But I usually give him the benefit of doubt. And he really hasn't had bad results this year, AO final and SFs of 2 MS events, but his losses have been bad ones.

Oh no, he can handle Karlovic on HC even when he is playing not so well, so I am sure he can handle him on clay. I think... :unsure: :rolls:

Well, to be honest, I seriously wish he doesn't make it to the semis. Because I seriously doubt Nole will lose before the semis... and if he doesn't have to face him in the semis, he'll make it to the final.

There a huge differenco for Nole to play Fed or Nadal on clay. When he plays Rafa, he has nothing to lose, he gives his very best... against Roger, I am afraid he will feel the pressure. Anyway, with a draw like this Nole, you should make it to the final. :hug:

Lee
04-25-2009, 03:35 PM
His side of draw is definitely much better than the top half.

Running:Free
04-25-2009, 03:42 PM
If Nole keeps his head in it, there's a good chance of making it to next Saturday/Sunday. Ajde :rocker2:

Lee
04-25-2009, 03:53 PM
On Roger's quarter, he should not have any problem with Karlovic. When Ivo is playing well on hard court, Roger handles him well. Now we have a not in shape Karlovic on clay court. Next round will likely be Stepanek who defeated Roger in Rome last year. Will he be able to repeat the performance again this year? It's possible. Ferrer will likely be another QFist from this quarter although I much prefer Gilles :awww:

shuhrat
04-25-2009, 03:53 PM
As this is his defending tournament (I want to ignore it but it's true. :tape:) every match will be a challenge for him even with that relatively not bad draw. (Definitely not easy, I don't like Robredo and Safin are in his quater. :( Wawrinka or Del Pony :unsure:) Also Serbian Open could distract him a bit. So I'm trying not to go far too soon. ;) I can see he has a good chance here but seriously he needs to focus on his game and think match by match. :)
Ajde Nole!! :cool:

Lee
04-25-2009, 03:57 PM
First clay court appearance for Tsonga and I doubt he will go far. Very likely a Verdasco/Nadal QF and Nando dutifully lose the match.

Davydenko will have a tough match vs either Chucho/Janko/Gonzo then a QF faceoff vs Murray. I think this will be the most interesting QF.

Running:Free
04-25-2009, 03:57 PM
Nadal's biggest challenges could be Tsonga or Nando. I wouldnt mind seeing either of them playing Nadal in the QFs.

Jo is awful on clay :tape: And Nando didn't do much better last year at the FO against Rafa (QF, I think it was.)

Lee, I don't think Gilles will make it far. If Fognini can put up a repeat of his performance against Murray from last week, he'll have a tough time. Ferru after that, don't really see a chance for him :awww:

Lee
04-25-2009, 03:59 PM
Jo is awful on clay :tape: And Nando didn't do much better last year at the FO against Rafa (QF, I think it was.)

Lee, I don't think Gilles will make it far. If Fognini can put up a repeat of his performance against Murray from last week, he'll have a tough time. Ferru after that, don't really see a chance for him :awww:

*sigh* A girl can hope *sigh* Gilles sucks enough this year and may be after almost 2 weeks of mom's cooking, he's better in form now. :rolls:

arm
04-25-2009, 04:04 PM
I prefer Gilles as well :hearts:. But I think it's going to be Ferrer...

shuhrat
04-25-2009, 04:04 PM
Anyway there is one good thing that Roddick who dethroned Nole twice this year won't be there. :p :lol:

arm
04-25-2009, 04:07 PM
Roddick on clay won't bother Nole that much.. I think. :lol:

ellewoods
04-25-2009, 04:07 PM
Jo is awful on clay :tape: And Nando didn't do much better last year at the FO against Rafa (QF, I think it was.)

Lee, I don't think Gilles will make it far. If Fognini can put up a repeat of his performance against Murray from last week, he'll have a tough time. Ferru after that, don't really see a chance for him :awww:

Oh I didnt know Jo was awful on clay :o But Nando..I still think he would probably be the "biggest" challenge for Nadal. He has improved alot since FO last year. Though of course I am using "biggest" on comparative terms! No one is a big challenge for Nadal on clay :shrug:

ellewoods
04-25-2009, 04:08 PM
Anyway there is one good thing that Roddick who dethroned Nole twice this year won't be there. :p :lol:

And also, third time lucky right? Both in terms of title defence and third time in MS final? haha let's not get ahead of ourselves though :rolls:

Lee
04-25-2009, 04:12 PM
Roddick on clay is like a duck out of water. Better than Fish out of water though. :p

arm
04-25-2009, 04:16 PM
Roddick on clay is like a duck out of water. Better than Fish out of water though. :p

:haha: That seriosuly made me laugh. My sister even asked me what was so funny and I had to tll her she wouldn't understand. :o

ellewoods
04-25-2009, 04:16 PM
Roddick on clay is like a duck out of water. Better than Fish out of water though. :p

:haha: Beautiful play on words :worship:

Amber Spyglass
04-25-2009, 04:16 PM
Hey guys i've just been over at murray's official site.You should see their write up on the rome masters draw its full of condescending jibes at nole,stuff like "stan wawrinka and Delpo could upset the Djoko applecart"(while they didn't even entertain the possibility of anyone other than rafa upsetting andykins' apple cart)and how his "no. 3 ranking is hanging on by a thread":mad:I know nole's ranking is extremely vulnerable at the moment but there is no need to be so condescending towards him.You expect to see this kind of stuff on player forums(god knows we do enough of it)but i think it is highly unprofessional and downright rude for a players' official website to take potshots at a fellow player like that

shuhrat
04-25-2009, 04:17 PM
We should not forget he was one of the semifinalists last year here and could meet Nole in final without the shoulder injury. :armed: :rolls:
Roddick on clay is like a duck out of water. Better than Fish out of water though. :p
:haha: Lee :yeah:

ellewoods
04-25-2009, 04:21 PM
Hey guys i've just been over at murray's official site.You should see their wirte up on the rome masters draw its full of condescending jibes at nole,stuff like "stan wawrinka and Delpo could upset the Djoko applecart"(while they didn't even entertain the possibility of anyone other than rafa upsetting andykins' apple cart)and how his "no. 3 ranking is hanging on by a thread":mad:I know nole's ranking is extremely vulnerable at the moment but there is no need to be so condescending towards him.You expect to see this kind of stuff on player forums(god knows we do enough of it)but i think it is highly unprofessional and downright rude for a players' official website to take potshots at a fellow player like that


Siigh, of course. As soon as I start to warm a tiny bit towards him (after seeing a video of him with Becks) then something like this. Arrogant and whiny pr*ck :mad: I really hope he gets knocked out early

Here's the excerpt from Murray's site:
The draw for the Rome Masters 1000 tournament has once again thrown up the prospect of a semi-final clash with World No. 1 Rafael Nadal.

View draw in full

If this had been a Lotto draw they might have called in the adjudicator because from the third round onwards, Andy's opponents (based on seeding) are pretty much the same as in Monte Carlo: Cilic, Davydenko, Rafa.

Defending Champion Novak Djokovic finds himself in the bottom half of the draw, but whilst the prospect of a semi-final with Roger Federer might seem more agreeable, he faces the prospect of a quarter-final against Juan Martin Del Potro or even Stan Wawrinka. Both could upset the Djoko apple cart.

And there's plenty resting on this tournament for the Serb who's World No. 3 spot hangs by a thread.

He's defending final points, whilst Andy defends just 70 after exiting at the second round stage last year.

Andy's Route to Final (based on seeding)

Rnd 1: Bye

Rnd 2: Kiefer or qualifier

Rnd 3: Cilic

QF: Davydenko

SF: Rafa Nadal

Final: Federer or Djokovic


I love that they think the fact he only is defending 70 points is something to cheer about. It just means Murray SUCKED last year.
P.S. I know Murray didnt write this but his team did and by default it means he gets the blame :p

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 04:21 PM
Hey guys i've just been over at murray's official site.You should see their wirte up on the rome masters draw its full of condescending jibes at nole,stuff like "stan wawrinka and Delpo could upset the Djoko applecart"(while they didn't even entertain the possibility of anyone other than rafa upsetting andykins' apple cart)and how his "no. 3 ranking is hanging on by a thread":mad:I know nole's ranking is extremely vulnerable at the moment but there is no need to be so condescending towards him.You expect to see this kind of stuff on player forums(god knows we do enough of it)but i think it is highly unprofessional and downright rude for a players' official website to take potshots at a fellow player like that
Stupid Brit wit...

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 04:22 PM
:wavey: Hello playmates!

Well - we have our wish :woohoo:. Not perfect but let's hope he can make the most of it! :bounce:

Fun days all round? Do love weekends...

arm
04-25-2009, 04:24 PM
Hey guys i've just been over at murray's official site.You should see their wirte up on the rome masters draw its full of condescending jibes at nole,stuff like "stan wawrinka and Delpo could upset the Djoko applecart"(while they didn't even entertain the possibility of anyone other than rafa upsetting andykins' apple cart)and how his "no. 3 ranking is hanging on by a thread":mad:I know nole's ranking is extremely vulnerable at the moment but there is no need to be so condescending towards him.You expect to see this kind of stuff on player forums(god knows we do enough of it)but i think it is highly unprofessional and downright rude for a players' official website to take potshots at a fellow player like that

That only shows how :scred: Murray is and how much he is feeling the pressure. :yeah: Good job to those people working for him :spit:

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 04:27 PM
Shameless arrogance by Britons working for Murray.....and of course the media too.....
It would be horrible to imagine this year's Wimbledon........I have the feeling that they are going to demonize Nole, Rafa and Roger and everyone not named Murray...

Lee
04-25-2009, 04:28 PM
Hey guys i've just been over at murray's official site.You should see their wirte up on the rome masters draw its full of condescending jibes at nole,stuff like "stan wawrinka and Delpo could upset the Djoko applecart"(while they didn't even entertain the possibility of anyone other than rafa upsetting andykins' apple cart)and how his "no. 3 ranking is hanging on by a thread":mad:I know nole's ranking is extremely vulnerable at the moment but there is no need to be so condescending towards him.You expect to see this kind of stuff on player forums(god knows we do enough of it)but i think it is highly unprofessional and downright rude for a players' official website to take potshots at a fellow player like that

:o Let's hope no Andy's approval before it's post. And I doubt Murray has read it.

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 04:29 PM
Yes - spare a thought for those of us on the home turf who like Andykins and face an awkward summer.

I nearly went ape at the UK media last year after the victory over Richie :explode:

arm
04-25-2009, 04:32 PM
I am cooking dinner tonight! :lick: Oh my it seems delicious and so healthy.

Why I am telling you girls this out of the blue and in a thread that was designed to talk about tennis? I have no idea. :o

Lee
04-25-2009, 04:32 PM
Let's :cool:

I believe Serbia's media toward Nole is not much better than UK toward Murray.

kalisita
04-25-2009, 04:33 PM
:eek: This year's Wimbledon! :eek: Shall be off the charts I fear in the UK. :bolt:

arm
04-25-2009, 04:33 PM
Let's :cool:

I believe Serbia's media is not much better than UK toward Murray.

True, true. :o Good thing I don't understand Serbian. :shout: :rolls:

ellewoods
04-25-2009, 04:33 PM
Let's :cool:

I believe Serbia's media toward Nole is not much better than UK toward Murray.

That is of no concern to me :angel:

Lee
04-25-2009, 04:40 PM
True, true. :o Good thing I don't understand Serbian. :shout: :rolls:

and most people. Otherwise Nole will have even more flacks. :tape:

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 04:43 PM
and most people. Otherwise Nole will have even more flacks. :tape:

True.

I really don't know whether the UK media is worse than that in other countries but I guess I feel particularly embarrassed/irritated at their absurdities because English is so widely spoken and thus the audience is so massive.

shuhrat
04-25-2009, 04:43 PM
I don't care what they say in their border as long as Nole isn't affected by them.

Please don't make Nole annoyed with that questions about rankings over and over again. :o

Running:Free
04-25-2009, 04:43 PM
:eek: This year's Wimbledon! :eek: Shall be off the charts I fear in the UK. :bolt:

:unsure:

More pressure on Andy, no? :angel:

Let's :cool:

I believe Serbia's media toward Nole is not much better than UK toward Murray.

True, true.

Exhibit A - As elle puts it, "shameless self-promotion" at the SO. :o

Lee
04-25-2009, 04:47 PM
:unsure:

More pressure on Andy, no? :angel:


Andy needs to hire Tim Henman as consultant :tape:

Amber Spyglass
04-25-2009, 04:54 PM
Let's :cool:

I believe Serbia's media toward Nole is not much better than UK toward Murray.
Yeah i know,they could well even be worse(if that's possible)but i'm not really talking about the media cos we all know the lows they'll stoop to but i think whoever the web master is or editor or whatever on andy's site shouldn't have written that.i mean nole's official site has never slagged or belittled andy,i just think its cheap and petty.And about the murraymania i get that here in ireland too cos the only way you can watch tennis in ireland is through bbc,eurosport and skysports(all british) so its almost as if he is our own too:haha:

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 04:58 PM
Yeah i know,they could well even be worse(if that's possible)but i'm not really talking about the media cos we all know the lows they'll stoop to but i think whoever the web master is or editor or whatever on andy's site shouldn't have written that.i mean nole's official site has never slagged or belittled andy,i just think its cheap and petty.And about the murraymania i get that here in ireland too cos the only way you can watch tennis in ireland is through bbc,eurosport and skysports(all british) so its almost as if he is our own too:haha:

So you probably share my pain :mad:. And your views on Andykins please?

Amber Spyglass
04-25-2009, 05:39 PM
So you probably share my pain :mad:. And your views on Andykins please?
To be honest i'm not a fan. i've hated his game from day one he always seemed like such a plug just tipping the ball back until the other player began to lose all confidence and started blasting them here there and everywhere and if i hear one more word about his 400m runs in miami.for me i think its much more important to have an attractive but effective game.if i wanted to watch somebody doing 1000m runs i'd switch on athletics.Don't get me started on his personality which is as dull as ditchwater:o. although he himself hasn't done or said anything really irritating for a while now i'll never warm to him.the british media used to really piss me off at the start but now i just find it hilarious.my sister and i are nuts nole fans but we kind of have this running joke that andy is our favourite player.Whenever he is playing we say(excitedly)"Get Your Union Jack Out AAANDY"S ON"(the three a's are to stress the way half the posh english commentators pronounce his name)

Running:Free
04-25-2009, 06:53 PM
Rome - As It Happened (http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/PopNews.asp?LNG=EN&IDNews=456)

7.07 PM - Off the court, I took a stroll past the gym. Novak was in there, and he certainly wasn’t Djoking! Pounding away on a treadmill, he was, with a tan to die for as well (all that time spent on court, I suppose). He’s also incredibly tall when you see him on a treadmill – looked like a giant as your humble 1.78m scribe walked past him.

Sunday sees “Insieme per Federico” – “Together for Federico” in memory of former player Federico Luzzi who died of leukaemia late last year. Centre Court (or Stadio Pietrangeli, to give it its Sunday name) will see Fognini – Lopez, Seppi – Djokovic, Bolelli – Murray and Starace - Federer all playing one-set exhibitions, while on No1 court, we’ll have Bracciali – Robredo, Volandri – Safin and Cipolla – Del Potro. All proceeds go to “Fede Lux” – the foundation set up to raise money for leukaemia research.

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 07:03 PM
Nice information about Nole's whereabouts :)

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 07:08 PM
That's the Italian guy who died so suddenly yes? Good for all of them playing on Sunday...

arm
04-25-2009, 07:11 PM
Everone says Nole is very tall. :bigcry: :rolls:

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 07:16 PM
He is indeed :inlove: And the legs just go on forever...:D

arm
04-25-2009, 07:19 PM
:awww: But if I get close to him, I'll have to look at the sky in order to look at his face. :( That sucks. :bigcry:

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 07:21 PM
He is indeed :inlove: And the legs just go on forever...:D
He's Mr Fantastic, who can stretch his body into incredible lengths and shapes, in the comic Fantastic Four.
Isn't Mr Fantastic the leader of the Foursome?
I'd love Nole to be the leader of the Fantastic Four in tennis. :lol:

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 07:23 PM
:rolls: Cold shower for Pica.

We really do appreciate his flexible qualities here :devil:

Noleta
04-25-2009, 07:25 PM
Everone says Nole is very tall. :bigcry: :rolls:

Isn't he 1m87:scratch:

Good draw but tricky:scared:Safin/Robredo/DePo.but if Novak continue the same progress he made in Monaco things should be good:yeah:the only thing that making me:fiery:is my work hours next week wich means i can't watch his matches:bigcry:hope he'll make it to the sf:sad:

The tournament hasn't started yet and we're already on page 7:eek::p:lol:

Noleta
04-25-2009, 07:26 PM
He is indeed :inlove: And the legs just go on forever...:D

How long were you staring at his legs:p

arm
04-25-2009, 07:26 PM
Isn't he 1m87:scratch:

Good draw but tricky:scared:Safin/Robredo/DePo.but if Novak continue the same progress he made in Monaco things should be good:yeah:the only thing that making me:fiery:is my work hours next week wich means i can't watch his matches:bigcry:hope he'll make it to the sf:sad:

The tournament hasn't started yet and we're already on page 7:eek::p:lol:

Page 8 :p

I won't be able to watch much either. :bigcry:

Noleta
04-25-2009, 07:27 PM
:awww: But if I get close to him, I'll have to look at the sky in order to look at his face. :( That sucks. :bigcry:

Wear some high heels:p

Noleta
04-25-2009, 07:27 PM
Page 9 :p

I won't be able to watch much either. :bigcry:

Will the match hours be the same as Monaco:scratch:

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 07:30 PM
How long were you staring at his legs:p

:lol:They were the first things I saw. I literally bumped into him on the stairs at MC; he was coming down and I was going up.

They're very long, brown and muscular and hairier than they look on TV. I'm quite short so my eyes seemed to be travelling upward for an eternity :inlove:

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 07:30 PM
:awww: But if I get close to him, I'll have to look at the sky in order to look at his face. :( That sucks. :bigcry:
I think you won't be shorter than I do....I'm 21 and I'm around 4 feet 10......I'd be like a kid next to Nole

arm
04-25-2009, 07:32 PM
Wear some high heels:p

I am going with my boyfriend and if I wear high heels, use make up and put on my favourite dress... I just think he won't like it so much. :tape:

Will the match hours be the same as Monaco:scratch:

I guess so. But my problem is that I'll have a crazy schedule starting next thrusday. Like sleeping from 8 am to 5 pm, getting up to take a shower, get dressed and eat and then party again. :o Oh... being young and a student... :nerner:

Noleta
04-25-2009, 07:33 PM
:lol:They were the first things I saw. I literally bumped into him on the stairs at MC; he was coming down and I was going up.

They're very long, brown and muscular and hairier than they look on TV. I'm quite short so my eyes seemed to be travelling upward for an eternity :inlove:

:lol: do you know what they say about tall guys:angel:

arm
04-25-2009, 07:34 PM
I think you won't be shorter than I do....I'm 21 and I'm around 4 feet 10......I'd be like a kid next to Nole

How much is that in cm? :tape:

Noleta
04-25-2009, 07:35 PM
I am going with my boyfriend and if I wear high heels, use make up and put on my favourite dress... I just think he won't like it so much. :tape:



I guess so. But my problem is that I'll have a crazy schedule starting next thrusday. Like sleeping from 8 am to 5 pm, getting up to take a shower, get dressed and eat and then party again. :o Oh... being young and a student... :nerner:

Tell me about it:o

Ok no heels take a chair either Novak will have to sit or you'll have to stand on it:p

arm
04-25-2009, 07:36 PM
Tell me about it:o

Ok no heels take a chair either Novak will have to sit or you'll have to stand on it:p

That's a good idea. :haha:

pica_pica
04-25-2009, 07:39 PM
How much is that in cm? :tape:
sth like 147 cm.......haha
do the math, Nole would be 40cm taller than I do!
but then I'm used to straining my neck when talking to guys so shouldn't be a problem if I had a chance to meet him

arm
04-25-2009, 07:41 PM
Ok :secret: I am 155cm. a bit more. :p

But it's still a problem!

*Ljubica*
04-25-2009, 07:44 PM
:wavey: Just popped in to say I will be sure to pass all your messages on to Nole next week in Rome :p Weather forecast there is for :rain: then more :rain: and then more :rain: so I will have plenty of time for other things. Will be going to Belgrade after Rome, so he can't escape me no matter how hard he tries!

:wavey:

arm
04-25-2009, 07:46 PM
Ok, please do tell Nole that he needs to lose 10cms so that he becomes more reachable for me. Ok? You could also warn him to get ready for Madrid. :devil:

:hug:

Herdwick
04-25-2009, 07:46 PM
:wavey: :hug: Rosiekins - you're back! :bounce:

Have a fabulous time and don't do anything we wouldn't:devil:

And take your mac :sad:

Noleta
04-25-2009, 07:51 PM
:wavey: Just popped in to say I will be sure to pass all your messages on to Nole next week in Rome :p Weather forecast there is for :rain: then more :rain: and then more :rain: so I will have plenty of time for other things. Will be going to Belgrade after Rome, so he can't escape me no matter how hard he tries!

:wavey:

Have fun:yeah::hug:

:wavey:

kalisita
04-25-2009, 08:09 PM
Rome - As It Happened (http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/PopNews.asp?LNG=EN&IDNews=456)

7.07 PM - Off the court, I took a stroll past the gym. Novak was in there, and he certainly wasn’t Djoking! Pounding away on a treadmill, he was, with a tan to die for as well (all that time spent on court, I suppose). He’s also incredibly tall when you see him on a treadmill – looked like a giant as your humble 1.78m scribe walked past him.

Sunday sees “Insieme per Federico” – “Together for Federico” in memory of former player Federico Luzzi who died of leukaemia late last year. Centre Court (or Stadio Pietrangeli, to give it its Sunday name) will see Fognini – Lopez, Seppi – Djokovic, Bolelli – Murray and Starace - Federer all playing one-set exhibitions, while on No1 court, we’ll have Bracciali – Robredo, Volandri – Safin and Cipolla – Del Potro. All proceeds go to “Fede Lux” – the foundation set up to raise money for leukaemia research.

Very nice of the tournament to set the exhibition up. All the Italians plus some big names. Lovely. :)

Isn't he 1m87:scratch:

Good draw but tricky:scared:Safin/Robredo/DePo.but if Novak continue the same progress he made in Monaco things should be good:yeah:the only thing that making me:fiery:is my work hours next week wich means i can't watch his matches:bigcry:hope he'll make it to the sf:sad:

The tournament hasn't started yet and we're already on page 7:eek::p:lol:

Shocking absolutely no one! :lol:

:wavey: Just popped in to say I will be sure to pass all your messages on to Nole next week in Rome :p Weather forecast there is for :rain: then more :rain: and then more :rain: so I will have plenty of time for other things. Will be going to Belgrade after Rome, so he can't escape me no matter how hard he tries!

:wavey:

Have a nice time! Up to you to hold the :rain: off. :hug:

shuhrat
04-25-2009, 08:11 PM
:lol:They were the first things I saw. I literally bumped into him on the stairs at MC; he was coming down and I was going up.

They're very long, brown and muscular and hairier than they look on TV. I'm quite short so my eyes seemed to be travelling upward for an eternity :inlove:
:rolls::rolls: I'm pictuing the scene myself.
:wavey: Just popped in to say I will be sure to pass all your messages on to Nole next week in Rome :p Weather forecast there is for :rain: then more :rain: and then more :rain: so I will have plenty of time for other things. Will be going to Belgrade after Rome, so he can't escape me no matter how hard he tries!

:wavey:
It's been so long, Rosie!! :wavey::hug:

Running:Free
04-25-2009, 08:12 PM
Rose, tournament-hopping back to back weeks? :eek: :rocker2: Hope you have a ball :kiss:

*Ljubica*
04-25-2009, 08:18 PM
Rose, tournament-hopping back to back weeks? :eek: :rocker2: Hope you have a ball :kiss:

Thanks Timmy and everyone :hug: Wish I could be at the exhibition tomorrow, but we just won't get there in time :sad: And - yes - I'm tournament hopping in back-to-back weeks, and then coming home for two weeks before heading off again to Roland Garris :o That will only be for a long weekend though.

OK - must go - still have a lot to do before I leave :wavey:

It's been so long, Rosie!! :wavey::hug:

Hana :hug:

Noleta
04-25-2009, 10:26 PM
Anyone knows if there will be a live stream to watch the exhibition tomorrow:scratch:

~Maya~
04-26-2009, 12:21 AM
Good luck to Nole in Rome :rocker2:. Rose, I hope both you and Nole have a marvelous time :)

Lee
04-26-2009, 03:42 AM
:wavey: Just popped in to say I will be sure to pass all your messages on to Nole next week in Rome :p Weather forecast there is for :rain: then more :rain: and then more :rain: so I will have plenty of time for other things. Will be going to Belgrade after Rome, so he can't escape me no matter how hard he tries!

:wavey:


:hug: :hug: :hug:

Have a great great time!!

Lee
04-26-2009, 03:46 AM
Talking how tall Nole is. The pic was last year in IW. I was a step away from Nole when I took this pic and you can see from the pic that I had to really tilted my head to get the head shot. :p

ellewoods
04-26-2009, 07:41 AM
When I got my photo with Nole I had to stand on my tip-toes and the top of my head is only at his shoulders. And yes, his legs do go on and on and on :inlove:

P.S. Have fun at the tournaments Rose! So lucky!

P.P.S Lee, that photo is :hearts: The blue! And his arms! And the neck! :drool:

*Raine
04-26-2009, 08:27 AM
:wavey: Have fun Rose. :D:hug:

shuhrat
04-26-2009, 02:16 PM
SUNDAY 26 APRIL, AS IT HAPPENS

2.45 pm: We have another winner, but no ranking points being given out for this one. Novak Djokovic has beaten Andreas Seppi in the Fede Lux exhibition match on Centre Court, 6-4.

2.28 pm: ..... while the Djoker is 4-1 up on local boy Andreas Seppi on centre court, in front of an appreciative crowd at the Fede Lux exhibition matches.

3.59 pm: .... I'm off next door to listen to what Novak Djokovic has to say.

4.19 pm: Novak is on good form, you'll be pleased to know, interview to follow.

Noleta
04-26-2009, 07:02 PM
SUNDAY 26 APRIL, AS IT HAPPENS

2.45 pm: We have another winner, but no ranking points being given out for this one. Novak Djokovic has beaten Andreas Seppi in the Fede Lux exhibition match on Centre Court, 6-4.

2.28 pm: ..... while the Djoker is 4-1 up on local boy Andreas Seppi on centre court, in front of an appreciative crowd at the Fede Lux exhibition matches.

3.59 pm: .... I'm off next door to listen to what Novak Djokovic has to say.

4.19 pm: Novak is on good form, you'll be pleased to know, interview to follow.

Thanks for the info hoping for some pictures later:D

arm
04-26-2009, 07:19 PM
He better be on good form :bounce:

pica_pica
04-26-2009, 07:28 PM
Yah recently everything is turning right....his tennis, his looks, his attitude, his supporting team, his box, and even haters seem to warm up to him a little bit....it all means better life for him and us fans!

arm
04-26-2009, 07:30 PM
Yah recently everything is turning right....his tennis, his looks, his attitude, his supporting team, his box, and even haters seem to warm up to him a little bit....it all means better life for him and us fans!

ThAt is so scary :bolt: When all looks perfect, it's a bad sign. But then again, he didn't beat Nadal last week, so not ALL is perfect. :rolls:

pica_pica
04-26-2009, 07:35 PM
ThAt is so scary :bolt: When all looks perfect, it's a bad sign. But then again, he didn't beat Nadal last week, so not ALL is perfect. :rolls:
It's perfect in the sense that it's not completely perfect, see? :lol:
As I always have in my mind, Roger may have perfect tennis, Rafa may have perfect attitude, but it's always the not-so-perfect Novak who captures my heart.

arm
04-26-2009, 07:39 PM
It's perfect in the sense that it's not completely perfect, see? :lol:
As I always have in my mind, Roger may have perfect tennis, Rafa may have perfect attitude, but it's always the not-so-perfect Novak who captures my heart.

:worship:

shuhrat
04-27-2009, 04:32 AM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/1/en/news/newsarticle_3350.asp

Djokovic, who wore a shirt with an image of Luzzi, said: “We played in his honour and for the foundation that his family has created to fight against leukemia. It was very emotional for all of us who knew him. He was a very positive guy and I always remember him with a smile on his face.”

http://www.tennistv.com/page/TennisTV/TournamentInterviews/RomeMen/0,,11444~1640137,00.html
Interview : The Serbian is looking forward to beginning the defence of his title in the Italian capital.

shuhrat
04-27-2009, 03:01 PM
It's severely windy there. :eek:
And the two players are struggling to hold all of their serve games. :tape:

*Ljubica*
04-27-2009, 03:19 PM
:wavey: Ciao from Roma. Don't have much internet time - so just a brief report for now.

Went to se Nole practice for an hour this afternoon - with Juan Martin del Potro. Marian, Miljan :hearts: and the new guy are all with him. As I said on the other thread - Miljan is more physio than Fitness Trainer, so he is still around - so no one needs to worry about me. The guy who went was Ronan - the dark-haired guy who I met first in Madrid last year.
Practice session was quite intense - loads and loads of drop shots :eek: Almost none of which were successful :o Nole seemed quite distracted at first, and not as jolly as usual on the Practice Court, - but he chilled out a bit towards the end, and did some funny stuff like running to the net to make a smash, and somehow turning it into a very balletic drop shot :tape: At the end he walked into the crowds and spent a long time signing for all the kids - he is a truly nice guy and has time for everyone :hearts: I've been talking to Miljan lots so - needless to say - this one little Physio Fangirl is very happy :D

Briefly onto other things - watched Viktor Troicki play - he won easily - and was shocked (though in a nice way) that Janko :inlove: recognised me, came over, gave me a :kiss: and sat and chatted to me - another true star and a lovely guy - not to mention handsome :drool:

Watched Misha Youzhny play a bit but the wind is dreadful and i was getting cold and tired :yawn: so gave tennis a bit of a break for a bit.

Random thoughts ..........

1) Why do drivers here act like they're Formula 1 drivers instead of in the middle of a crowded city? they :unsure: me :awww:
2) Why do ALL Italians shout when talking quietly would suffice? :spit:
3) Have Italian met never seen a natural blonde before? :rolleyes:
4) Nole is the nicest guy I have ever met on the ATP players tour :D
5) I am :inlove: with Miljan :inlove:

Bye for now from windy Rome :hug:

shuhrat
04-27-2009, 03:30 PM
Practice session was quite intense - loads and loads of drop shots :eek: Almost none of which were successful :o
:haha::haha: We have to endure to see his tons of DSOD in Rome? :sobbing:
4) Nole is the nicest guy I have ever met on the ATP players tour :D:worship:
See you soon, Rosie! :wavey:

Masha91
04-27-2009, 03:32 PM
Excellent report Rose, you seem to be having a great time. Wow, you got to chat with all those people and see Nole, jealous! :lol:

Gosh, Nole is a fantastic guy!

Can't wait to hear more from you, have heaps of fun! :)

pica_pica
04-27-2009, 03:35 PM
Nice report from Roma, Ljubica!
So...dropshots still not working...

kalisita
04-27-2009, 04:44 PM
Nole will play Montanes in his first match. Montanes defeated Starace 7-6, 6-4 today.

Noleta
04-27-2009, 04:59 PM
Thanks Rose for the report:hug:sounds like you had fun:pnzxt time if you have a chnace to have a chat with Novak try to talk him out of using drop shots:phope the weather will be better tomorrow:rolleyes:

Lee
04-27-2009, 05:20 PM
:wavey: Ciao from Roma. Don't have much internet time - so just a brief report for now.

Went to se Nole practice for an hour this afternoon - with Juan Martin del Potro. Marian, Miljan :hearts: and the new guy are all with him. As I said on the other thread - Miljan is more physio than Fitness Trainer, so he is still around - so no one needs to worry about me. The guy who went was Ronan - the dark-haired guy who I met first in Madrid last year.
Practice session was quite intense - loads and loads of drop shots :eek: Almost none of which were successful :o Nole seemed quite distracted at first, and not as jolly as usual on the Practice Court, - but he chilled out a bit towards the end, and did some funny stuff like running to the net to make a smash, and somehow turning it into a very balletic drop shot :tape: At the end he walked into the crowds and spent a long time signing for all the kids - he is a truly nice guy and has time for everyone :hearts: I've been talking to Miljan lots so - needless to say - this one little Physio Fangirl is very happy :D

Thanks for the report and so happy for you that Miljan is still there. :hug:

Briefly onto other things - watched Viktor Troicki play - he won easily - and was shocked (though in a nice way) that Janko :inlove: recognised me, came over, gave me a :kiss: and sat and chatted to me - another true star and a lovely guy - not to mention handsome :drool:


:lol:

Watched Misha Youzhny play a bit but the wind is dreadful and i was getting cold and tired :yawn: so gave tennis a bit of a break for a bit.

Poor Misha's match suspended when he serves for the match :mad:

Lee
04-27-2009, 05:21 PM
Random thoughts ..........

1) Why do drivers here act like they're Formula 1 drivers instead of in the middle of a crowded city? they :unsure: me :awww:

They all drive like this, according to my brother-in-law who lived in Italy for a few years :lol:

2) Why do ALL Italians shout when talking quietly would suffice? :spit:

They are like Chinese? :lol: And they still have this habit even they move away from Italy. Here in US and in Canada, I have lots of friends of Italian heritage and they still shout :rolls:

3) Have Italian met never seen a natural blonde before? :rolleyes:

Too many dye blonde? :p

4) Nole is the nicest guy I have ever met on the ATP players tour :D
5) I am :inlove: with Miljan :inlove:

NID for both!

Bye for now from windy Rome :hug:

:hug:

Lee
04-27-2009, 05:48 PM
Nole will play Montanes in his first match. Montanes defeated Starace 7-6, 6-4 today.

H2H is 2-0 favour Nole. Both on clay. But Montañes is always dangerous on clay so Nole has to beware.

tmv
04-27-2009, 07:11 PM
Rosie thanks for the report :hug:.
And regarding drop shots, maybe we can make here a petition against Nole using them, and Rosie could be so kind to pass it to him ;).

Lee
04-27-2009, 09:08 PM
Watching the Montanes/Starace match. Terrible condition as it's very windy. Not very good quality match and poor Starace had to ask for trainers to clean his eyes because of sand blown into them. :tape:

arm
04-27-2009, 10:12 PM
Rosie!!!!!!!!! :hug: So glad your enjoying your time in Rome. Hope you get to cheer for our boy tomorrow. :smooch

kalisita
04-27-2009, 10:25 PM
Nole has the night match tomorrow. Not before 8:30 pm local time. Let's hope the rain stays away!

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/416/op.pdf

Lee
04-28-2009, 12:31 AM
Keeping my fingers crossed but I won't be able to watch the match *sigh*

Okonsky
04-28-2009, 12:42 AM
Keeping my fingers crossed but I won't be able to watch the match *sigh*

I'm not watching his matches over a two months (just a tape in case he won). Heart problems, old man:)

Edit: precious sig Lee!

Edit 2: Hello girls :wavey:

Lee
04-28-2009, 12:55 AM
I'm not watching his matches over a two months (just a tape in case he won). Heart problems, old man:)

Edit: precious sig Lee!

Edit 2: Hello girls :wavey:

Practice Zen :p Good for seniors like us. :lol:

scoobs quote?

shuhrat
04-28-2009, 01:02 AM
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/hourbyhour/graph/ITXX0067?from=36hr_topnav_business
The weather forecast for today doesn't look so good. :rolleyes:

Still ajde Nole! :bounce::bounce:

PinkFeatherBoa
04-28-2009, 01:22 AM
Rosie, glad to hear you're having a nice time in Roma. Thanks for the great report. :yeah:

:unsure: about the successive amount of dropshots.

Good luck Novak, remember to bring your umbrella to the courts with you just in case. ;) Racquets are entirely optional.

ellewoods
04-28-2009, 03:41 AM
I won't be able to watch his match as it will be 4.30am here and while I would usually wake up for it, I have an exam tomorrow. Ajde Nole for today!

Rosie, glad you're having a blast in Rome. Can't wait to hear more :kiss:

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 08:09 AM
Hmmm - not sure it's worth looking forward to tonight's match - forecast suggests he may not even get on court.:sad:

Rosie - thanks for the report; sounds like you have seared yourself into Serbian hearts. :awww: Know what you mean about the Italians - in MC they seemed to outnumber the French spectators by about 2-1. Very nice jolly souls one and all but always full volume and no - they never seem to shut up.

Hope you don't get too wet but no doubt your Serbian friends will get you into the players' lounge if the weather's too bad.:D Look forward to hearing more gossip. Have fun. :hug:

*Ljubica*
04-28-2009, 11:10 AM
Good morning from an EXTREMELY wet Rome :rolleyes:

Yes, Herdwick is right - chances of our beloved getting on court are pretty remote as I look out of the window at the teeming rain. Would it be selfish of me to say I prefer tomorrow afternoon anyway? :o Night matches are a pain - not to mention quite chilly sitting there in damp seats for hours.

You don't have to worry about me though ;) Staying in a Players' Hotel has many advantages - not the least that you don't have to go and get wet and miserable at the venue waiting for a match, when you can sit here in comfort, and just make your way to the venue when the nice people on the Plsyers' Reception Desk tell you the most up-to-date weather forecast, and when play will really start. Not to mention, of course, the wonders of seeing our boys drinking coffee,playing cards, tripping over each other at breakfast, and generally being "normal" nice people and not "stars". Btw - I am now officially :inlove: with SB - sorry Herdwick :o He lent me an umbrella when I needed to run across the road to the ATM to get some cash. What a true star :inlove:

Only match I'm that bothered about apart from Nole is Janko (due second on),- and as he is currently playing cards in the lobby wearing a particularly hideous orange sweatshirt, - then I think it's safe to say I won't be going to Foro Italico until he does.

They seem to think there will be some play today - maybe starting at around 3.00pm CET but whether that means Novak will stay as the unchanged night match (like they do in The States), - or whether they will change everything around, no decision has been made as yet. If I get another chance for Internet access later I wll try and let you know.

And - yes Herdwick- you are probably right - they wouldn't leave me outside shiveriing - there is always room in the Players' Lounge for one more (especially if they are blonde and female :o - did I really say that?) :o

OK - back to my tea and apple cake :drool: and a rivetting conversation with Ross Hutchins on tennis in Scotland :tape:

Love you all :kiss:

ellen_
04-28-2009, 12:43 PM
Rose :hug: I feel your pain, and I'll probably feel it again next week :explode:. I'm pretty sure we'll be all alone in Munich because everyone is still in Rome :banghead:.

Of course SB is a nice guy. Such a teddy bear :hug:

Thanks for the update :wavey:

*Ljubica*
04-28-2009, 12:50 PM
Thanks Ellen :hug: But - honestly - I feel no pain :D I'm perfectly happy here with Janko and Miljan :o And JWT :tape:

Anyway - they've just told players that play should resume "within the hour" so I'm going to head off down there and see what's happening for an hour or so. If it starts pouring again I'll come back and wait for Nole's match tonight. No point in hanging around outside in the cold when you have somewhere better to be :p

Talk to you later I'm sure :kiss: And if I don't see you again on here before you leave, have a wonderful time in Munich.

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 12:58 PM
:wavey: Certainly sounds as though you might have considerably more fun if they don't get on court :devil: Remember - beauty promises much, but gives little however opportunities are never lost because someone will take the one you miss.:rolls:

Spare a thought for those of us who are chained to a desk and who cheered at the prospect of the night match though.:sad:

I am firmly resolved to conquer my dislike of the SB. I was reading up on him in the French media and everything suggests he is sweet, modest and devotes his life to acts of chivalry as described. So please tell him next time you see him if he cuts down the crowd orchestration and allows Nole to draw level in the H2H we will be in business :angel:

Running:Free
04-28-2009, 01:25 PM
Btw - I am now officially :inlove: with SB - sorry Herdwick :o He lent me an umbrella when I needed to run across the road to the ATM to get some cash. What a true star :inlove:

JWT :kiss:

Won't be able to catch Nole unless he plays 2+ hours, and we don't want that, no? :unsure: That, not keeping the rain in mind :shrug: which will surely change some things around.

Ajmo! :rocker2:

ellewoods
04-28-2009, 02:21 PM
Just dropping in to say good luck to Nole but now it seems he may not even make it onto court? :shrug: I just turned on the TV a moment ago and they were showing Robredo/Safin so hopefully he gets to play but tomorrow's much better for me :angel: But ajde Nole :rocker2:

Rosie, you sound like you are having a blast! May I ask how you know which hotel the players are staying at? I think I remember you saying you knew someone who worked on the circuit :scratch:

Am going to hit the sack now. Important exam tomorrow. Everyone cross your fingers and hope I do better than my last exam...much better! :wavey:

ellen_
04-28-2009, 02:21 PM
And now I'm sick of it :shout: :sobbing: :explode: Play suspended again. Oh I love European weather :banghead:

aeronatasha
04-28-2009, 02:27 PM
Hello everyone!
Hectic times at work, but one's gotta make a living.;)
I can't wait for more tennis action though.

Let's go Nole!:bounce::rocker2::banana::singer::boxing::arm ed:

Lee
04-28-2009, 03:00 PM
Saw the Safin/Robredo match before rain stopped play. I haven't seen Safin played like that for a very long time. Crisp, clean hitting with pace and no stupid UEs.

kalisita
04-28-2009, 03:43 PM
Tennis starting again!

kalisita
04-28-2009, 05:38 PM
I had to stop watching Robredo-Safin. To depressing to watch Safin lose a match from 2 breaks up again. Wow! And I'm not even a huge Safin fan.

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 05:46 PM
The Safin result was sadly written in the stars. I caught it when it resumed before I left work and there could only be one outcome.

Andykins has been bumped until tomorrow but, weather permitting, Nole still scheduled for the match after Seppi - Querrey. :bounce:

I feel a small flicker of liking for Querrey:D, ever since MC last year. Strikes me as a nice bloke.

And I can't load the live scores in Firefox but they're fine in IE :scratch:

Noleta
04-28-2009, 06:42 PM
Do you know wich hotel room Novak stays in Rose:devil::hug:

Can't believe it's raining in Rome while it's sunny here in belguim:p want to see some actions from Novak tonight but it's looking very doubtful:sobbing:

Noleta
04-28-2009, 06:43 PM
The Safin result was sadly written in the stars. I caught it when it resumed before I left work and there could only be one outcome.

Andykins has been bumped until tomorrow but, weather permitting, Nole still scheduled for the match after Seppi - Querrey. :bounce:

I feel a small flicker of liking for Querrey:D, ever since MC last year. Strikes me as a nice bloke.

And I can't load the live scores in Firefox but they're fine in IE :scratch:

He looks like he's high on something each time he gave an interview:lol:

ellen_
04-28-2009, 06:50 PM
Can't believe it's raining in Rome while it's sunny here in belguim:p want to see some actions from Novak tonight but it's looking very doubtful:sobbing:

It is :hearts: Makes me looking forward to the festival here even more :dance: Still a bit too cold for that though, but it looks lovely now. Not for long, I think, but whatever :lol:

Reading this? Crazy Italians :cuckoo: :rolls: http://www.internazionalibnlditalia.it/1/PopNews.asp?LNG=EN&IDNews=466

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 06:50 PM
He just strikes me as the all-American guy - not my type but cute all the same.

Sky repeating the MC final :bounce:

:wavey: Ellen - can I persuade you to Arsenal's cause tomorrow night?

arm
04-28-2009, 07:13 PM
I just decided: I hate rain. :bigcry:

pica_pica
04-28-2009, 07:14 PM
:lol: I like the As It Happens...lovely reading....they can conjure jokes up even when no tennis is on and it keeps raining cats and dogs...good on them! .......I have the feeling that Nole is quite well-liked in Italy....their personalities seem to match better....

ellen_
04-28-2009, 07:22 PM
:wavey: Ellen - can I persuade you to Arsenal's cause tomorrow night?

I'd like to see them winning the whole thing, in fact. So I think I'm gonna watch the match tomorrow, yes. In the pub would be better, but lessons on Thursday will keep me home I'm afraid :o

Finally: 8.13 pm: The covers are off Centre and No1 – get ready for some evening tennis, folks!

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 07:32 PM
:rolls: We shall prepare for a night of suffering - remember Arshavin's cup-tied :bigcry: Remains to be seen whether Barca can spoil the Chelsea party but I live in hope:dance:

Now Sam, straight sets if you please, none of this 3 sets nonsense.

Noleta
04-28-2009, 07:35 PM
:rolls: We shall prepare for a night of suffering - remember Arshavin's cup-tied :bigcry: Remains to be seen whether Barca can spoil the Chelsea party but I live in hope:dance:

Now Sam, straight sets if you please, none of this 3 sets nonsense.

I want Novak to play tonight much better for him then playing tomorrow:)

Lee
04-28-2009, 07:40 PM
I had to stop watching Robredo-Safin. To depressing to watch Safin lose a match from 2 breaks up again. Wow! And I'm not even a huge Safin fan.

Did I jinxed Safin :tape: He was playing really well when rain stopped the match.



I feel a small flicker of liking for Querrey:D, ever since MC last year. Strikes me as a nice bloke.

And I can't load the live scores in Firefox but they're fine in IE :scratch:

He's a erally nice bloke. Quite different from his fellow countrymen.

Noleta
04-28-2009, 07:45 PM
By the time Novak will get to play the court will be abandoned:bolt::sad:

pica_pica
04-28-2009, 07:46 PM
Looks like the American "hatred" is quite widespread :lol:
Yes...I have a liking in Sam ever since that Christmas Carol video...his high-pitch singing is hilarious!

kalisita
04-28-2009, 07:48 PM
Did I jinxed Safin :tape: He was playing really well when rain stopped the ma5dh

I didn't want to say but......

Noleta
04-28-2009, 07:55 PM
Did I jinxed Safin :tape: He was playing really well when rain stopped the match.



He's a erally nice bloke. Quite different from his fellow countrymen.

You better not when Novak will be on court:armed::p

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 07:58 PM
Oh Sammy boy the pipes, the pipes are calling :lol:

arm
04-28-2009, 07:59 PM
Igor :awww:

Sam :rocker2:

pica_pica
04-28-2009, 08:06 PM
C'mon Sam!!!
I hope Igor can win .... Igor on clay is supposed to be much better than "Fish out of water"

Noleta
04-28-2009, 08:07 PM
C'mon Sam!!!
I hope Igor can win .... Igor on clay is supposed to be much better than "Fish out of water"

Igor isn't in good form lately

arm
04-28-2009, 08:09 PM
Querrey :bounce: Let us watch Nole. :awww:

Noleta
04-28-2009, 08:09 PM
You think Novak is watching some footie too :lol:

pica_pica
04-28-2009, 08:10 PM
Igor isn't in good form lately
Ya...he and Tursunov suck starting this year...
where's Tursunov anyway???

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 08:11 PM
Go Sammy boy :yeah:

Of course - they'll have it in the players lounge. Barca with 70% possession but 100% missed opportunities :banghead:

Noleta
04-28-2009, 08:12 PM
Ya...he and Tursunov suck starting this year...
where's Tursunov anyway???

Injured maybe:shrug:

Guess Novak will be for Chelski:lol:i think the right back is from Serbia Ivanovic:scratch:

Looks like Novak will be soon on court Sam is up 3/2:bounce:

Lee
04-28-2009, 08:15 PM
I didn't want to say but......

You better not when Novak will be on court:armed::p

Now I declare I did not jinx him!!!!! It was still first set when I left. He was up 2 breaks in 2nd set. :armed:

arm
04-28-2009, 08:18 PM
Lee?????? You jinxong Nole? :armed:

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 08:19 PM
Injured maybe:shrug:

Guess Novak will be for Chelski:lol:i think the right back is from Serbia Ivanovic:scratch:


And he purports to like ManU too - about whom the only good thing is Vidic. Nole - you and I will not be friends tomorrow :boxing:

arm
04-28-2009, 08:19 PM
Sam :smash:

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 08:21 PM
Sam :banghead:

Oh well - they wouldn't have started Nole at 9.45pm anyway :shrug:

Lee
04-28-2009, 08:22 PM
Lee?????? You jinxong Nole? :armed:

Marat and I DID NOT JINX HIM. HE CHOKED. :p

Noleta
04-28-2009, 08:22 PM
And he purports to like ManU too - about whom the only good thing is Vidic. Nole - you and I will not be friends tomorrow :boxing:

Unless Arsenal can buy a Serbian international:p

Oh Novak you will have a long night:hug:

Noleta
04-28-2009, 08:23 PM
Sam :banghead:

Oh well - they wouldn't have started Nole at 9.45pm anyway :shrug:

Do you think they will cancel his match:bigcry:

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 08:25 PM
Be very surprised if they start it after Sam's..:shrug:

Heck of a save from Valdes.:worship:

arm
04-28-2009, 08:26 PM
Nole HAS to play today :armed::mad:

Noleta
04-28-2009, 08:27 PM
Nole HAS to play today :armed::mad:

Don't they have another courts:mad:

Lee
04-28-2009, 08:27 PM
Sam :banghead:

Oh well - they wouldn't have started Nole at 9.45pm anyway :shrug:

They probably will and the schedule has backed up considerably. And I think Italians stay up pretty late. :lol:

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 08:31 PM
But it'll be past his bedtime. Rosie will be most upset:angel:

arm
04-28-2009, 08:31 PM
I think they wamt as much matches to happen as posible :shrug:

Lee
04-28-2009, 08:34 PM
Sam :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

arm
04-28-2009, 08:35 PM
:fiery:

pica_pica
04-28-2009, 08:35 PM
:help: I wonder if I should watch at all......I'm tired zzzZZZZ

Lee
04-28-2009, 08:36 PM
:help: I wonder if I should watch at all......I'm tired zzzZZZZ

Take a nap. Even Nole will play, it will be another hour before he starts. :mad:

Noleta
04-28-2009, 08:39 PM
Take a nap. Even Nole will play, it will be another hour before he starts. :mad:

Nooo gotta get up early:sobbing:

ellen_
04-28-2009, 08:40 PM
But it'll be past his bedtime. Rosie will be most upset:angel:

True :haha:

I can imagine some bunch of tennis players sitting in the lounge watching football right now, falling asleep at eachother's shoulder :awww:

Still waiting for Ernie too :awww: Rain :smash:

arm
04-28-2009, 08:40 PM
am playing poker online :rolls:

arm
04-28-2009, 08:41 PM
why couldn't Sam do that in the second set? :smash:

Noleta
04-28-2009, 08:42 PM
True :haha:

I can imagine some bunch of tennis players sitting in the lounge watching football right now, falling asleep at eachother's shoulder :awww:

Still waiting for Ernie too :awww: Rain :smash:

I'm sure they're kept entertained by some females who happen to be in the same lounge:devil:

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 08:44 PM
Thanks to Raquel, I now see them all, including Rosie, sat in the lounge playing strip poker :rolls:

Lee
04-28-2009, 08:44 PM
Rose, if she's still awake, is on court 4 :p

arm
04-28-2009, 08:45 PM
Thanks to Raquel, I now see them all, including Rosie, sat in the lounge playing strip poker :rolls:

:haha:

Noleta
04-28-2009, 08:46 PM
Thanks to Raquel, I now see them all, including Rosie, sat in the lounge playing strip poker :rolls:

:lol: by this time Novak will be the first to strip bare:pyou know he likes to:p

FFS this match is going on and on:fiery:

arm
04-28-2009, 08:47 PM
Stepanek and Janko are playing at the same time! So where is Rosie? :rolls:

arm
04-28-2009, 08:49 PM
This match is killing me. Would any of the players on the court f***ing step up and win the damn match :mad:

Noleta
04-28-2009, 08:51 PM
Stepanek and Janko are playing at the same time! So where is Rosie? :rolls:

Players lounge:angel:

Grrrrrrrr there is no way to know if Novak will play tonight or not:mad:

Lee
04-28-2009, 08:57 PM
The condition on court is just terrible. Fish fell on his back again because of the court.

kalisita
04-28-2009, 09:02 PM
A few more matches have been cancelled, but Nole's is still on the schedule as of right now. Hopefully either Sam or Seppi will win soon.

arm
04-28-2009, 09:02 PM
oh please, I think these guys just want to mess up with Nole fans. :shrug: Maybe they both are MTFers. :rolleyes:

Lee
04-28-2009, 09:09 PM
Would they move Nole's match to court 1? :armed:

Edit: Never mind. Sam is going to lose real soon :mad:

Lee
04-28-2009, 09:12 PM
Thanks to the rain, even Fish out of water still manages to win. Igor :rolleyes:

Noleta
04-28-2009, 09:16 PM
It's not over yet:mad:

kalisita
04-28-2009, 09:17 PM
Hopefully Seppi can serve it out.

Noleta
04-28-2009, 09:18 PM
Hope Sky will broadcast Novak's match:unsure:

kalisita
04-28-2009, 09:18 PM
3 MPs! Served it out at love. I'm surprised actually. Seppi doesn't have the greatest serve.

arm
04-28-2009, 09:21 PM
thank god

kalisita
04-28-2009, 09:21 PM
Ajde Nole! :rocker2:

A quick win would be nice! Hopefully conditions aren't too crappy and the :rain: stays away.

Noleta
04-28-2009, 09:22 PM
Ajde Nole! :rocker2:

A quick win would be nice! Hopefully conditions aren't too crappy and the :rain: stays away.

Hope so they just announced on court the last match will be Djokovic/Montanes :)

Noleta
04-28-2009, 09:26 PM
I knew they would'nt show Novak's match:bigcry::smash::mad: but if it was Murray:rolleyes::fiery: arghhh Fockers

Herdwick
04-28-2009, 09:26 PM
Sky aren't showing it :sad:

Noleta
04-28-2009, 09:27 PM
Live stream anyone please:sobbing:

arm
04-28-2009, 09:27 PM
Empty stadium :bigcry: Those italians have the cahnce to watch Nole and they'd rather be at home. :smash: :silly:

arm
04-28-2009, 09:28 PM
Nole :haha: You have to see this!

shuhrat
04-28-2009, 09:28 PM
He is impersonating the TV Show host now. :haha::haha:

arm
04-28-2009, 09:28 PM
Oh Nole you rock so much :inlove: Good see you're in a good mood!

arm
04-28-2009, 09:30 PM
OMG, Herdwick you did not see that? :rolls: :hug: