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Going Home to Beograd: Ajde Nole! Serbia Open 2009 Cheering Thread. 2009 ŠAMPION!

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Lee
05-10-2009, 04:45 PM
2 more points and gets the fans on the match.

IDEMO!!!!!!!!!!!!

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 04:45 PM
My stream is so horrible far far behind the scoreboard now

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 04:46 PM
Kubot tried so many dropshots in a row! :rolls:

BREAK :armed:

Stephie Cesc
05-10-2009, 04:47 PM
two break points!!

kalisita
05-10-2009, 04:47 PM
2 BPs! Come on Nole!

Noleta
05-10-2009, 04:47 PM
2bp allez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee
05-10-2009, 04:47 PM
2 bps, DON'T MESS THIS UP!!!!!!!

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 04:47 PM
Use your brain now :yeah: No walkabouts, please.

Stephie Cesc
05-10-2009, 04:47 PM
Yay!! :bounce::bounce:

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 04:47 PM
broke back! yes come on nole hold here and dont let kubot win any more games :rocker2: ajde!

Masha91
05-10-2009, 04:47 PM
Break back now please hold!

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 04:48 PM
according to scoreboard, he breaks back!!!! plz hold :sobbing:

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 04:48 PM
:bounce: We'll just have to nurse him through this one.

Trust Madrid won't schedule him until Wednesday.

Lee
05-10-2009, 04:48 PM
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stupid fans, let Nole wins this fair and square!!!!!!!

Noleta
05-10-2009, 04:48 PM
:woohoo:now hold please:unsure:

Amber Spyglass
05-10-2009, 04:48 PM
It's more to do with all the pressure that has been on his shoulders all this week plus his father getting sick..he's a human at the end of the day he can't block it out
Oh i understand all the pressures he's under and i really feel for him:sad: i just hope that after this tournament all the pressure will be released and he can just play chilled out relaxed tennis

AJDE he broke

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 04:48 PM
Now HOLD your own serve Nole FFS :mad:

kalisita
05-10-2009, 04:49 PM
Breaks back! Now, has to hold here! Ajde Nole! Get this done in straights!

Lee
05-10-2009, 04:49 PM
OTH Misha, saved 2 MPs already and now facing the third :scared:

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 04:49 PM
:bounce: We'll just have to nurse him through this one.

Trust Madrid won't schedule him until Wednesday.

Doesn't he have a Bye in the 1st round? :confused: Maybe wrong there though - hope so.

arm
05-10-2009, 04:50 PM
Come on Nole! :bounce: I am sorry I only started watching this tournament now. :o

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 04:51 PM
Doesn't he have a Bye in the 1st round? :confused: Maybe wrong there though - hope so.

Yes he does and none of the other top guys are playing this week so it would be mightly unfair if he should have to play before Wednesday. :explode:

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 04:52 PM
Two more. Concentrate here and break him.

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 04:52 PM
Come on Nole! :bounce: I am sorry I only started watching this tournament now. :o

Raquel! Our luck will change now :)

Masha91
05-10-2009, 04:52 PM
5-5! On a roll, AJDE!:yeah:

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 04:52 PM
Come on Nole! :bounce: I am sorry I only started watching this tournament now. :o

Raquel :hug: I just got back this morning - glad I saw you here before you go to Spain. It's been a wonderful tournament - shame you missed it.

Lee
05-10-2009, 04:52 PM
Idemo Nole!

Come On Misha TB :scared:

kalisita
05-10-2009, 04:53 PM
Easy hold! Nice to see! Now break!

Noleta
05-10-2009, 04:53 PM
Yes he does and none of the other tops guys are playing this week so it would be mightly unfair if he should have to play before Wednesday. :explode:

Well i'm not sure they will consider that he's been having bad luck with the schedules so i don't see it changing:mad::sad:

5-5

Have you just woken up Raquel:p

Amber Spyglass
05-10-2009, 04:53 PM
Come on Nole! :bounce: I am sorry I only started watching this tournament now. :o
Well raquel as you probably would have predicted we're taking the usual ride on the Djokocoaster

Lee
05-10-2009, 04:54 PM
Kubot gets tight now. IDEMO NOLE!!!!!

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 04:54 PM
It's the Fado Queen redux!

arm
05-10-2009, 04:54 PM
Raquel! Our luck will change now :)

Raquel :hug: I just got back this morning - glad I saw you here before you go to Spain. It's been a wonderful tournament - shame you missed it.

:hug::hug:

My flight is only on Tuesday night and I sure will be here during the morning while packing! :D

I am sooo excited! :bounce:

I missed you all. :hug:

Tell me about the vacation, Rosie! :hug:

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 04:54 PM
I'm going to :explode: if it's a TB.

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 04:55 PM
Can my stream just behave better???!!!! So annoyed

Masha91
05-10-2009, 04:56 PM
Hold here Nole!

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 04:56 PM
:bigcry: I'm not confident for him in tb.....plz, hold first

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 04:56 PM
:hug::hug:

My flight is only on Tuesday night and I sure will be here during the morning while packing! :D

I am sooo excited! :bounce:

I missed you all. :hug:

Tell me about the vacation, Rosie! :hug:

Was brilliant - will tell you more after the match :) And of course I'll be at work in the daytime tomorrow and Tuesday, so probably won't be able to come here :sad:

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 04:56 PM
http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1904.gif

Lee
05-10-2009, 04:56 PM
My stream has improved since Nole plays better :tape:

Now we have to aim for a TB :(

kalisita
05-10-2009, 04:56 PM
Come on TB!

arm
05-10-2009, 04:56 PM
Well raquel as you probably would have predicted we're taking the usual ride on the Djokocoaster

So I have seen. :rolls:

It's the Fado Queen redux!

:rolls: You had to come up with something like that. :nerner: :hug:

arm
05-10-2009, 04:58 PM
Was brilliant - will tell you more after the match :) And of course I'll be at work in the daytime tomorrow and Tuesday, so probably won't be able to come here :sad:

Ok. :hug:

QdF is over so I'll be here during the evenings. :p

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 04:58 PM
We want the details of QdF:bounce: Are you featured on YT yet?

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 04:58 PM
http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1904.gif

:haha: that smiley is brilliant!

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 04:59 PM
:armed: Tie-break!!!!

Noleta
05-10-2009, 04:59 PM
It's TB :unsure: with him making so many UE i'm not that confident:scared:

Stephie Cesc
05-10-2009, 04:59 PM
TB it is :armed: Ajde!!

Masha91
05-10-2009, 04:59 PM
Take it here Nole, TB time. AJDE!

kalisita
05-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Get this TB Nole! Ajde!

jamjar
05-10-2009, 05:00 PM
TB it is. Come on!! :bounce:

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Nole is TB king...he'll get this!

Lee
05-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Berdych blew 3 mps and now Misha blew a 5-1 lead in TB. :banghead:

IDEMO NOLE!

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Misha went from 5-1 to 5-5? :help: :tape: :bigcry:

kalisita
05-10-2009, 05:01 PM
Mini break!

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 05:02 PM
I hate tie-breaks :unsure:

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:02 PM
http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1904.gif

*Steals*

Superb!

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 05:02 PM
*heart-failure at dropshot attempt*

Lee
05-10-2009, 05:02 PM
Misha lost TB 7-5 after he's up 5-1. http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1904.gif

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 05:02 PM
4 more points nole!

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:03 PM
I hate tie-breaks :unsure:

me too:tape:but he's 3-0 up now surely the match is in the bag:p

arm
05-10-2009, 05:03 PM
We want the details of QdF:bounce: Are you featured on YT yet?

What's YT? Youtube? :o

When I have my photos I'll post a few and share some details ;)

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:04 PM
Of course - I was assuming you'd all have soundly disgraced yourselves and would be up there with Susan Boyle by now. :tape:

Kubot does sound so like Tipsy - that neigh.

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 05:04 PM
Misha lost TB 7-5 after he's up 5-1. *I need Timmy's smilie*

:awww: Have a :hug: on me. I love Misha :sad:

kalisita
05-10-2009, 05:04 PM
Good TB so far!

kalisita
05-10-2009, 05:05 PM
2 pts! Just got to hold here!

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 05:05 PM
I love Misha :sad:

Me too. :bigcry:

I like Big Bird too, so :yeah: to him for this one.

Lee
05-10-2009, 05:05 PM
A bagel is good, even it's only TB :p

Misha :sobbing:

kalisita
05-10-2009, 05:06 PM
6 MPs!

arm
05-10-2009, 05:06 PM
:woohoo: At least I arrived on time to celebrate!!! :bounce:

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:06 PM
Relieved sighs all round I think

:kiss: :inlove:

Masha91
05-10-2009, 05:07 PM
YES! VOLIM TE! Well done! :yeah: :bounce:

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:07 PM
Yes!!!! Finally he wakes up in the tiebrk!!!! Damn my stream! can't see the mp!

Lee
05-10-2009, 05:07 PM
Shirtless Nole :inlove:

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:07 PM
:woohoo: he done it:woohoo::bounce: and topless:inlove:his dad is there:hug:

jamjar
05-10-2009, 05:07 PM
:woohoo: Yessss!! Well done Nole! :D
Pleased for Kubot too. He's had a great tournament and played well today too :hug:

Billabong
05-10-2009, 05:07 PM
YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH Congrats NOLEEEEEE sorry guys I was too nervous to post lolllll:p I'M SOOO happy for him, well done for your 2nd title of the year, keep it up champ:bounce::aparty::woohoo:!!!

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 05:08 PM
Nole!!!! :woohoo: You had to do it the hard way but you did it!!! 13th title :bounce:

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:08 PM
I find it :lol: that he has to celebrate like that after beating a LL right at home...
Anyway, title #13!!!!

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 05:09 PM
His smile is infectious, lights up the whole place.

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:09 PM
What's on the shirt? Srbija and something about God?

Stephie Cesc
05-10-2009, 05:09 PM
So proud of him :hug::hug: Making Serbia Open a success and winning it in his own country :angel:

kalisita
05-10-2009, 05:09 PM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

:dance::yippee::dance:

Won his home tournament! :bowdown: So happy for him!

:banana: 2nd Title of 2009! :banana: Title #13! :banana:

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 05:10 PM
:D He won :woohoo: And - yes - I am :sobbing: It means so much to him. Well done Nole :hug:

Björki
05-10-2009, 05:10 PM
congrats Nole :bigclap:

whats written on his shirt?

Lee
05-10-2009, 05:10 PM
The relief on his face :awww:

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 05:10 PM
what does it say on his shirt?

and look at him...all that pressure and stress is finally released! :hug:

jamjar
05-10-2009, 05:11 PM
Didn't see it properly, but I think it said "Serbia, I love you <3"

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:11 PM
Why my stream shows replay instead of the ceremony??!!

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:12 PM
Getting emotional seeing him sitting with that expression on his face:sobbing:this must be the sweetest victory he had in his career:hug:

neznana
05-10-2009, 05:12 PM
YESSSSSSSS!! BRAVO NOLE!! you're our KIN!G!!
nice t-shirt: *srbijo volim te*

arm
05-10-2009, 05:12 PM
Nole :inlove:

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:12 PM
Why my stream shows replay instead of the ceremony??!!


Mine too - just a recap I guess.

Something about Uncle Goran...

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 05:13 PM
I'm so pleased for him :hug:

Billabong
05-10-2009, 05:13 PM
Is that Nole's dad doing the ceremony:)??

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:13 PM
I sooo don't like speeches during ceremony's unless it's Novak who's doing it:p

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:13 PM
Volim te = I love you?

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:14 PM
Now it show ceremony.....Goran making speech

shuhrat
05-10-2009, 05:15 PM
So emotional moment for him :crying2:
Want to give you my big big hug. :hug::hug:

neznana
05-10-2009, 05:15 PM
Yes Srdjan is back hehe.

Amber Spyglass
05-10-2009, 05:15 PM
OMG jelena has to post loads of pics i'm so pissed at being confined toSB:mad: for one of nole's most historic and memorable wins

jamjar
05-10-2009, 05:15 PM
Herdwick, yep :D

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:16 PM
Montanes will soon bagel Blake / or breadstick him! :eek:

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 05:17 PM
I'll be the first one to say it: glad as anything this tournament is done and over with, and that everything went smoothly. Nole can put it out of his mind now, and hopefully it'll help him relax a little.

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:17 PM
:lol: Big ears.

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:17 PM
:hug: Nole, your country will be proud of you!
Mission accomplished. Now rest well and be ready for Madrid!!!

kalisita
05-10-2009, 05:17 PM
For anyone who speaks Serbian, I used an online translator to look up the Serbian word for champion. Šampion is what I got and put in the thread title. Is that the best/correct word to use?

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 05:17 PM
OMG jelena has to post loads of pics i'm so pissed at being confined toSB:mad: for one of nole's most historic and memorable wins

same :mad:

arm
05-10-2009, 05:18 PM
I am watching Estoril.

The only time we get to have tennis on public tv channels is during Estoril. :spit:

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 05:18 PM
For anyone who speaks Serbian, I used an online translator to look up the Serbian word for champion. Šampion is what I got and put in the thread title. Is that the best/correct word to use?

:lol: :smooch:

PinkFeatherBoa
05-10-2009, 05:19 PM
Novak :hug:, it was certainly emotional but congratulations on your championship!

Amber Spyglass
05-10-2009, 05:20 PM
For anyone who speaks Serbian, I used an online translator to look up the Serbian word for champion. Šampion is what I got and put in the thread title. Is that the best/correct word to use?
Yes i think so i rememember for nole's homecoming after winning Oz open that sampion was draped over the balcony:)

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:20 PM
I'll be the first one to say it: glad as anything this tournament is done and over with, and that everything went smoothly. Nole can put it out of his mind now, and hopefully it'll help him relax a little.

Fully agree.

jamjar
05-10-2009, 05:20 PM
For anyone who speaks Serbian, I used an online translator to look up the Serbian word for champion. Šampion is what I got and put in the thread title. Is that the best/correct word to use?

Yes, it's fine :yeah:

(and you need to start more threads)

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 05:21 PM
When looking at Marko and Srdjan's side profiles that close to each other, they look so much alike!

and this ceremony is taking too long

arm
05-10-2009, 05:22 PM
This is boring :yawn: Give us Nole! :hearts:

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 05:22 PM
and this ceremony is taking too long

They're rivaling Shanghai's :zzz: :lol:

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 05:23 PM
What's on the shirt? Srbija and something about God?

Serbia - I love you :inlove:

Jeez - I'm actually recording/downloading this ceremony from the livestream to keep it forever :hearts: and it's slowing my PC down so much it took me about 15 minutes to post this :o

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:23 PM
That Kubot...a bit like Fernando Torres???

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:23 PM
Lots of people to thank.:zzz:

Let's have Nole soon though please

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 05:23 PM
I guess it is its first year :shrug: but man i need to go to bed!!

Amber Spyglass
05-10-2009, 05:24 PM
When looking at Marko and Srdjan's side profiles that close to each other, they look so much alike!

and this ceremony is taking too long
I always thought that.I think marko looks very like srdjan and nole and Djole are the spit of Dijana

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 05:25 PM
I always thought that.I think marko looks very like srdjan and nole and Djole are the spit of Dijana

She has very nice looking spit then :p

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:25 PM
:lol: Kubot has clearly realised that long speeches are expected.

arm
05-10-2009, 05:26 PM
Blake :smash:

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:26 PM
I always thought that.I think marko looks very like srdjan and nole and Djole are the spit of Dijana

Agree:D wow the first Serbian man to win the first ever ATP tour in Serbia the man is a legend:worship:

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 05:26 PM
Kubot :inlove: He enjoyed his kiss with the pretty girl who gave him the flowers :lol: He's a sweetie :hearts:

neznana
05-10-2009, 05:26 PM
KUBOT-TORRES? loool..buah no way :D

kalisita
05-10-2009, 05:26 PM
As long as they don't reach Dubai length, it should be fine!

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:27 PM
I like Kubot's speech "Thank you Serbia" :)

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 05:27 PM
James got a bagel in the third? :eek: :haha:

Kubot :inlove: He enjoyed his kiss with the pretty girl who gave him the flowers :lol: He's a sweetie :hearts:

*nods* That was cute.

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:28 PM
Enough Queen I think.:lol:

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:28 PM
:lol:he have so many plates now:p

Amber Spyglass
05-10-2009, 05:28 PM
She has very nice looking spit then :p
:lol: Thats for sure

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:28 PM
Blake :smash:
:rolls: Shameful

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 05:29 PM
What is that? A wall-mirror? :lol:

arm
05-10-2009, 05:29 PM
I still can not believe Kolya did not win the tournament. :mad:

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:29 PM
He still looks nervous even now.......

jamjar
05-10-2009, 05:29 PM
The trophy looks like a satellite dish :rolls:

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:29 PM
Translation please:p

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 05:30 PM
He seems really overcome with emotion :awww:

arm
05-10-2009, 05:30 PM
Translation please:p

That would be nice :rolls:

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:30 PM
What is Novak saying???

Björki
05-10-2009, 05:31 PM
Serbia - I love you :inlove:

Jeez - I'm actually recording/downloading this ceremony from the livestream to keep it forever :hearts: and it's slowing my PC down so much it took me about 15 minutes to post this :o

how do you record this?

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:31 PM
The trophy looks like a satellite dish :rolls:

:haha: com"on don't knock it:p

jamjar
05-10-2009, 05:31 PM
Just thanking people... organizers, the city, the mayor, everyone, blah... says that even though this might not be the strongest tournament he's won, it's the one that means the most :awww:

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 05:32 PM
The trophy looks like a satellite dish :rolls:

Ah, I see where you're coming from :D

http://www.tvconnections.net/joomla/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/44e648ea0d85c8927d6db915ce967b28.jpg

arm
05-10-2009, 05:32 PM
Just thanking people... organizers, the city, the mayor, everyone, blah... says that even though this might not be the strongest tournament he's won, it's the one that means the most :awww:

:awww:

jamjar
05-10-2009, 05:33 PM
Ah, I see where you're coming from :D

http://www.tvconnections.net/joomla/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/44e648ea0d85c8927d6db915ce967b28.jpg

:haha: Exactly.

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:33 PM
:D Happy day.

So we won't mention Arsenal and spoil it. http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1904.gif

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 05:33 PM
Yes that's my first thought too...satellite dish, ufo, wall mirror. WTF is it? :lol:

ellewoods
05-10-2009, 05:34 PM
Alrighty to bed I go. :wavey:

Lee
05-10-2009, 05:35 PM
:tape: How are they going to clean up the court for the doubles

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:35 PM
A heavy stone falls off from his shoulder :angel: that'd be it, back to my books, bye bye!!!

Lee
05-10-2009, 05:35 PM
Night elle

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:36 PM
Night night to other time zones.

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:36 PM
Just thanking people... organizers, the city, the mayor, everyone, blah... says that even though this might not be the strongest tournament he's won, it's the one that means the most :awww:

:hug::sobbing:

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:37 PM
Flags and soldiers? Has Nole seized power?

National anthem

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 05:37 PM
how do you record this?

I'm watching the ADHTE stream, and just downloaded it onto my PC using Real Player.

As for the trophy, - looks just like the Sky dish on my wall to me :shrug:

The drums and the flag :inlove:

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:37 PM
Flags and soldiers? Has Nole seized power?
Omg :eek: national anthem next?

Lee
05-10-2009, 05:37 PM
A giant Serbia flag :tape:

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:38 PM
Never heard the Serbian anthem before:D

arm
05-10-2009, 05:38 PM
Ok. I love Nole, I love Serbia and its people. But I think that is too much. It's like the whole tennis tournament is about the country when it's not, it's about tennis. :shrug:

I am sorry if I offend anyone, that is not my purpose. :hug: I do understand all the hype, though. :)

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:38 PM
A giant Serbia flag :tape:
A day for national pride .... a very patriotic people, the Serbs :angel:
Novak's singing it too....lucky we don't have to hear it :tape:

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:39 PM
Flags and soldiers? Has Nole seized power?

National anthem

You think:lol:

Billabong
05-10-2009, 05:41 PM
LOL the plane show now:p

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:41 PM
Ok. I love Nole, I love Serbia and its people. But I think that is too much. It's like the whole tennis tournament is about the country when it's not, it's about tennis. :shrug:

I am sorry if I offend anyone, that is not my purpose. :hug: I do understand all the hype, though. :)
I agree ... it's like the whole thing is organized to celebrate national pride, family pride, whatever...even Boris Tadic is there... a plane there!!:eek: It's all prepared! That's why Novak's so pressured....if he lost, all these would be a joke!!
But then I can understand...Serbia has been through hard times....it's nice to see them having some pride

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:42 PM
Ok. I love Nole, I love Serbia and its people. But I think that is too much. It's like the whole tennis tournament is about the country when it's not, it's about tennis. :shrug:

I am sorry if I offend anyone, that is not my purpose. :hug: I do understand all the hype, though. :)

I think it means a lot for that counrty that's been struggling for more than 20yrs:)

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 05:42 PM
The plane :eek:

And all I can say is that ceremony and the anthem made my Alex cry :awww: As pica says - Serbs are a very patriotic people...... and he's feeling really :sad: anyway having to leave there again :awww:

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:42 PM
A day for national pride .... a very patriotic people, the Serbs :angel:
Novak's singing it too....lucky we don't have to hear it :tape:

He's not that bad:pclose pics of him smiling:inlove:

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:43 PM
The plane :eek:

And all I can say is that ceremony and the anthem made my Alex cry :awww: As pica says - Serbs are a very patriotic people.

:awww: Alex:hug:

Lee
05-10-2009, 05:43 PM
Ok. I love Nole, I love Serbia and its people. But I think that is too much. It's like the whole tennis tournament is about the country when it's not, it's about tennis. :shrug:

I am sorry if I offend anyone, that is not my purpose. :hug: I do understand all the hype, though. :)

I agree.

I think it means a lot for that counrty that's been struggling for more than 20yrs:)

I understand.

arm
05-10-2009, 05:44 PM
I agree ... it's like the whole thing is organized to celebrate national pride, family pride, whatever...even Boris Tadic is there... a plane there!!:eek: It's all prepared! That's why Novak's so pressured....if he lost, all these would be a joke!!
But then I can understand...Serbia has been through hard times....it's nice to see them having some pride

I think it means a lot for that counrty that's been struggling for more than 20yrs:)

I do understand. :) Seriously.

But I still think that wasn't the best to do. :shrug:

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:44 PM
It's ... really weird to me, actually....I'm glad about what Novak brings to his country...but this is too much....

Lee
05-10-2009, 05:45 PM
:hug: Alex and all my Serbian friends here :hug:

jchuabh
05-10-2009, 05:45 PM
All in all, a great inaugural tournament. So thrilled for him and Serbia.

Colour me a proud fan today. Despite the ups and downers and the misgivings about his biting off more than he could chew, I must say it's such a privilege to have witnessed his transformational journey from an imp of a player to impressionist to impresario. And all before he turns 22. :haha:

Hey Nole, if you're reading this - rankings schmankings, you're my numero uno, Rome or no. :worship: :hearts: :kiss:

arm
05-10-2009, 05:45 PM
Estoril trophy never ceases to amaze me. :rolls:

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:46 PM
Am not comfortable with displays of overt nationalism/national pride myself. I don't know if I'd feel differently with their history.

Lee
05-10-2009, 05:46 PM
Blake bagelled by Montañes :tape:

arm
05-10-2009, 05:46 PM
:hug: Alex and all my Serbian friends here :hug:

:hug:s from me as well. :hug:

pica_pica
05-10-2009, 05:48 PM
Now I think there's a linkage between Novak's satellite disc and the plane :tape:

arm
05-10-2009, 05:50 PM
:aparty: Estoril celebrates 20 years of existence. :bounce:

~Maya~
05-10-2009, 05:52 PM
Now I think there's a linkage between Novak's satellite disc and the plane :tape:

:haha:


Good job Novak! :yeah:

The show at the end was done to please the Serbian crowd. I certainly enjoyed :D

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 05:52 PM
He says "hvala puno" to you all :hug: But will now probably get :mad: with me for letting on here that he was moved :o "Real men" don't cry you see :rolleyes: And I'm not one for overt displays of nationalism myself usually I admit, - but because that was the first ever Serbia Open, and it was won by a Serb player, I thought there was a place for it today :) They have all worked so hard to make this tournament a success, and I can honestly say that it has been - I was incredibly impressed by how efficient and well-run everything there was, and they deserve to give themselves a metaphorical pat on the pat today I think :)

*Raine
05-10-2009, 05:54 PM
Oops so he won?

:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo :

I knew it. ;):D

Noleta
05-10-2009, 05:55 PM
He says "hvala puno" to you all :hug: But will now probably get :mad: with me for letting on here that he was moved :o "Real men" don't cry you see :rolleyes: And I'm not one for overt displays of nationalism myself usually I admit, - but because that was the first ever Serbia Open, and it was won by a Serb player, I thought there was a place for it today :) They have all worked so hard to make this tournament a success, and I can honestly say that it has been - I was incredibly impressed by how efficient and well-run everything there was, and they deserve to give themselves a metaphorical pat on the pat today I think :)

Of course they don't;)agree with everything you said:worship:

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 05:58 PM
All credit and pats on the back to everyone involved for getting the tournament, setting it up and organising it superbly - that's not in dispute. Looks like they did a terrific job.

But I always recall Shaw's quote 'Patriotism is your conviction that your country is superior to all others because you were born in it.' and that clouds things for me, no matter the country.

Stephie Cesc
05-10-2009, 06:00 PM
So I missed the ceremony because I was watching the damn Arsenal match :fiery::banghead:

I should've stayed for the ceremony :unsure::p Nole :awww:

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 06:01 PM
You should indeed.

http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1904.gif

Stephie Cesc
05-10-2009, 06:03 PM
I don't know what to say now :explode::explode: I'm ashamed of our team's performance today :fiery:

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 06:04 PM
You should indeed.

http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1904.gif

Now THAT is one hell of an impresseve explosion smiley :worship:

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 06:05 PM
It is already my new favourite :D

Thank you Timmy. I do hope it's not copyright.

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 06:08 PM
It is already my new favourite :D

Thank you Timmy. I do hope it's not copyright.

:lol: It suits you well :p Though won't Raquel be scared of it? :awww: She was wary enough of :explode: let alone this new one :unsure:

arm
05-10-2009, 06:09 PM
Herdwick yu know I do not like explosive smiley :mad:

You have to be this one :nerner:. :mad:

tmv
05-10-2009, 06:09 PM
Now I think there's a linkage between Novak's satellite disc and the plane :tape:

:lol:

Not sure but I suppose that satellite disc is there cause our major telecomunicaton company is major sponsor.

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 06:16 PM
:mad:
:explode:
http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1904.gif
:nerner:

A perfect summary of the Herdwickian character :angel:

arm
05-10-2009, 06:20 PM
:mad:
:explode:
http://www.clipartof.com/images/thumbnail/1904.gif
:nerner:

A perfect summary of the Herdwickian character :angel:

:awww: Sucks that the only one that summarizes me is :bounce:. I am so limited. :rolls::o

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 06:22 PM
I forgot :bounce: That one's great. And I'd quite like a stiletto too :devil:

You can have :woohoo: too

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 06:24 PM
Whereas I am forever :angel: and :hug: and :inlove:

arm
05-10-2009, 06:25 PM
:woohoo: I have 2 smileys now! :D :bounce: and :woohoo:

I really rock, first day I post in this thread and we are already derailing it. :o :rolls:

arm
05-10-2009, 06:26 PM
Whereas I am forever :angel: and :hug: and :inlove:

You're also :cat:, aren't you?

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 06:27 PM
You're also :cat:, aren't you?

Of course! And all 5 of my :cat: are so pleased to see me :D

arm
05-10-2009, 06:29 PM
I shall find 1 or 2 more smiley for me. Having only 2 sucks. :(

Herdwick
05-10-2009, 06:43 PM
I really rock, first day I post in this thread and we are already derailing it. :o :rolls:

Is there a modesty smiley too? ;)

Ok - I need to cook.

~Maya~
05-10-2009, 06:47 PM
I shall find 1 or 2 more smiley for me. Having only 2 sucks. :(

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z128/leonei7331/Scared.gif

So appropriate for Novak's matches :lol:

You might like these:


http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z128/leonei7331/emoticon-msn-sourire-roule.gif

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z128/leonei7331/3129475f.gif

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z128/leonei7331/blushing-1.gif for the "cat" typo

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z128/leonei7331/Excited.gif
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z128/leonei7331/lol.gif
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z128/leonei7331/CdR.gif
http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z128/leonei7331/3D_emoticon_S301.gif

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z128/leonei7331/tongue.gif

arm
05-10-2009, 07:06 PM
The "cat" thing. :rolls: I almost fogot about that one. :o

:hug:

Lee
05-10-2009, 07:14 PM
:singer:

Who lets the cats out!

Meow Meow Meow

:dance:

:rocker:

~Maya~
05-10-2009, 07:17 PM
Lee :lol:

Anybody watching doubles? Kubot and his partner took the first set. :)

Lee
05-10-2009, 07:20 PM
Lee :lol:

Anybody watching doubles? Kubot and his partner took the first set. :)

I don't think there's live stream for doubles?

~Maya~
05-10-2009, 07:23 PM
Yes there is: http://www.serbiaopen.rs/liveStream.html :)

Lee
05-10-2009, 07:25 PM
Yes there is: http://www.serbiaopen.rs/liveStream.html :)

Nothing but a red cross for me :shrug:

~Maya~
05-10-2009, 07:28 PM
Weird. I never closed my live stream and it is working fine.

Now they are 0:3 :( Jinxed them

shuhrat
05-10-2009, 07:32 PM
mms://212.200.191.88/atptour
This works for me. ;)

kalisita
05-10-2009, 08:01 PM
Channelsurfing link is also showing the doubles. http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-serbia-open.html

Noleta
05-10-2009, 08:04 PM
Novak champion of SERBIA OPEN!


Novak Djokovic is the champion of Belgrade defeating Pole Lucacs Kubot in the final in straight sets 6:3, 7:6 (7:0). This is the Serbs 13th ATP career title.

“It is a great honor to be the first winner of SERBIA OPEN. This victory means the most to me in my whole career, as this was the first time I played in front of domestic audience. It was not easy, even though Kubot is ranked on a much lower position than I am. Now, I feel so much better, as I was under the great pressure the whole time, being the first favorite. All I would like to do tonight is to celebrate this victory with those closest to me“ Djokovic stated.
The champion received a cheque worth 75000 Euro and 250 ATP points while the runner-up received a cheque worth 39.700 Euro and 150 ATP points.
Pole who is currently ranked 179th on the ATP World Tour rankings has never reached a tournament final of this caliber. Kubot who made the main draw as a qualifier has also placed his name in history, by being the first Polish tennis player to have reached an ATP final in 27 years.
“I am more nervous now than when I was on court. I congratulate Novak and wish him all the best for the remainder of the season. The tournament has been fantastic and I believe that it will receive excellent appraisal. I will take many memorable moments with me from the week that has passed. I hope that I can regroup and concentrate on taking the doubles title. Thank you Serbia and I hope to see you again next year.”, Stated Kubot after his defeat.

http://www.serbiaopen.rs/article.asp?id=191

Running:Free
05-10-2009, 08:19 PM
One set, double-break down, Raquel....

http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z128/leonei7331/3129475f.gif

Lee
05-10-2009, 08:20 PM
:rolls: Kubot has many fangirls in Belgrade!!!!!

And that hug with Marach :hearts:

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 08:22 PM
:rolls: Kubot has many fangirls in Belgrade!!!!!

And that hug with Marach :hearts:

Kubot has a new fangirl here in London too :hearts:

aeronatasha
05-10-2009, 09:54 PM
Couldn't post sooner guys!
Watched Novak, but while at work (working in shifts lately).
So happy for him, he was really nervous today and I must say I loved that gutsy display by Kubot and great to see him win doubles, he deserved it!:worship:

I can't believe I couldn't attend at least one of Novak's matches, I was so busy this week.. But I tried to follow his progress on TV as much as I could.

I'd agree with most posters ceremony was a bit too long, but the part with soldiers, flag and anthem got me all teary eyed. It's a beginning of something completely new for our sport and country, and I wish them all the best.

And for the record, national anthem is played on every big match in every sport here, (for instance, in volleyball both teams' anthems are played before the match starts, etc.).

Now on the other hand, seeing Novak's face and name on virtually EVERYTHING inside the complex does get annoying. I mean, Aqua Novak?:lol: Chill, people.:rolleyes: I do see the importance of marketing, but I'd get paranoid seeing the same 5 letters printed everywhere I turn.

I hope they'll tone it down next year. I understand the excitement and the overall hype, and it did make me smile a lot more than it made me frown, so let's let it slide.;)

Wishing you all the best in Madrid, Nole. You made me proud so long ago.:awww:

Lee
05-10-2009, 09:58 PM
:yeah: Natasha!

*Ljubica*
05-10-2009, 10:03 PM
Couldn't post sooner guys!
Watched Novak, but while at work (working in shifts lately).
So happy for him, he was really nervous today and I must say I loved that gutsy display by Kubot and great to see him win doubles, he deserved it!:worship:

I can't believe I couldn't attend at least one of Novak's matches, I was so busy this week.. But I tried to follow his progress on TV as much as I could.

I'd agree with most posters ceremony was a bit too long, but the part with soldiers, flag and anthem got me all teary eyed. It's a beginning of something completely new for our sport and country, and I wish them all the best.

And for the record, national anthem is played on every big match in every sport here, (for instance, in volleyball both teams' anthems are played before the match starts, etc.).

Now on the other hand, seeing Novak's face and name on virtually EVERYTHING inside the complex does get annoying. I mean, Aqua Novak?:lol: Chill, people.:rolleyes: I do see the importance of marketing, but I'd get paranoid seeing the same 5 letters printed everywhere I turn.

I hope they'll tone it down next year. I understand the excitement and the overall hype, and it did make me smile a lot more than it made me frown, so let's let it slide.;)

Wishing you all the best in Madrid, Nole. You made me proud so long ago.:awww:

Natasha :hug: Such a shame we didn't get a chance to meet up - maybe next year. As for the Aqua Novak - I am looking at an empty bottler of it as I write this, - just had to bring the bottle back with me as a souvenir :o

OK - work tomorrow - I must sleep :zzz: Goodnight all.

aeronatasha
05-11-2009, 01:09 AM
Lee :smooch:

Rose :sad: I'm so sorry we missed each other, next year perhaps? My father got the freakin' tickets from Janko's dad and I still couldn't find the time, damn it all to hell. I was hoping I'll have the weekend off, but I had to cover for a collegue and.. You know how it is, airport never sleeps. :( But this way at least my friends got to see the fiesta (gave them the ticks), so I guess it's ok in the end..

Hope you enjoyed your stay!:)

jchuabh
05-11-2009, 07:25 AM
Indeed, all that Aqua Novak is...tasteless.

*Ljubica*
05-11-2009, 07:58 AM
Lee :smooch:

Rose :sad: I'm so sorry we missed each other, next year perhaps? My father got the freakin' tickets from Janko's dad and I still couldn't find the time, damn it all to hell. I was hoping I'll have the weekend off, but I had to cover for a collegue and.. You know how it is, airport never sleeps. :( But this way at least my friends got to see the fiesta (gave them the ticks), so I guess it's ok in the end..

Hope you enjoyed your stay!:)

:wavey: Just popping in briefly from work - such a bore having to get up at 5.30am again :rolleyes: But just to say - yes - I totally loved it (even the Aqua Novak!). The setting for the tournament is so picturesque, the weather was great - only rain for a short time on the first day - and everyone was so friendly. It was a great pleasure to meet the lovely Jelena from here - and the equally lovely Cookie too - their hospitality was amazing, and I just wish I could have stayed at the tournament for longer. Will be back next year for sure :)

OK - back to catch up on 2 weeks' worth of work emails :rolleyes: Later :kiss:

Masha91
05-11-2009, 11:12 AM
Thanks for the account Rose, gosh does Belgrade look BEAUTIFUL!

Noleta
05-11-2009, 03:20 PM
I'd agree with most posters ceremony was a bit too long, but the part with soldiers, flag and anthem got me all teary eyed. It's a beginning of something completely new for our sport and country, and I wish them all the best.
Now on the other hand, seeing Novak's face and name on virtually EVERYTHING inside the complex does get annoying. I mean, Aqua Novak?:lol: Chill, people.:rolleyes: I do see the importance of marketing, but I'd get paranoid seeing the same 5 letters printed everywhere I turn.


:yeah:


:haha: he is here he is there he's f"'"'ing everywhere:rolls:

Baghdatis#1
05-12-2009, 03:17 AM
Nole:woohoo:

Noleta
05-12-2009, 04:08 PM
Interesting:cool:anyway wish them all the best:D

Serbia Open deserves upper tier

http://www.blic.rs/sports.php?id=4406


Game, set, match – in one word, a spectacle! A spectacle for Belgrade, Serbia, Novak Djokovic and his family and for the domestic game of tennis. The images of the Belgrade tennis event have been circulating the globe, while the tournament played at the M.G.M. tennis complex has passed the most rigorous trials and what will now follow are steps to upgrade Serbia Open into a Series 500 event as of next year.

http://www.blic.rs/sports.php?id=4398


Serbia gathered around tennis’

“The entire event exceeds our wildest dreams. The audience was perfect. The people from the ATP have told us we have set new standards in the ATP Series 250.”

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 04:16 PM
Interesting:cool:anyway wish them all the best:D

Serbia Open deserves upper tier

http://www.blic.rs/sports.php?id=4406


Game, set, match – in one word, a spectacle! A spectacle for Belgrade, Serbia, Novak Djokovic and his family and for the domestic game of tennis. The images of the Belgrade tennis event have been circulating the globe, while the tournament played at the M.G.M. tennis complex has passed the most rigorous trials and what will now follow are steps to upgrade Serbia Open into a Series 500 event as of next year.

http://www.blic.rs/sports.php?id=4398


Serbia gathered around tennis’

“The entire event exceeds our wildest dreams. The audience was perfect. The people from the ATP have told us we have set new standards in the ATP Series 250.”

Nice article :) And have to say - trying to be objective and putting all bias aside, - it really was excellent. I was truly impressed by the organisation and I wish them all the best for the future. Thanks for posting.

Noleta
05-12-2009, 04:43 PM
Nice article :) And have to say - trying to be objective and putting all bias aside, - it really was excellent. I was truly impressed by the organisation and I wish them all the best for the future. Thanks for posting.

I think the only problem they face is the timing of the tounrnament inbetween 2 1000 masters event so make it harder to get bigger names:sad:

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 04:50 PM
I think the only problem they face is the timing of the tounrnament inbetween 2 1000 masters event so make it harder to get bigger names:sad:

True, though after 2011 the calendar will change slightly because of some DC date changes, so it will be directly before Madrid but with nothing the week before it, and chances are that players may need extra clay practice before the Masters :) Hope so anyway.

Noleta
05-12-2009, 04:54 PM
It won't be next year, because the 2010 schedule is changed a little from this year due to some date changes http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/tournaments/fullcalendar/2011atp.pdf

It will be directly before Madrid but with nothing the week before it, and chances are that players may need extra clay practice before the Masters :) Hope so anyway.

Fingers crossed tho i don't think Fed or Rafa will be there:shrug:

Btw don't like this new Madrid sittings:o

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 05:04 PM
Fingers crossed tho i don't think Fed or Rafa will be there:shrug:

Btw don't like this new Madrid sittings:o

:o Had to edit my above post you quoted, because the link was the wrong one - to 2011 and not 2010. :o I agree I doubt either of those two will play - but then they don't really play any of the smaller tournaments apart from their own local ones like Basel and Barcelona. I think some bigger names will probably start to come soon though - people like maybe Ancic, Verdasco or Berdych for example.

And I don't like the Madrid venue either - too big, not enough people, very little atmosphere. Such a shame when the old venue was so great in every way :sad: Maybe it will liven up later in the week?

Noleta
05-12-2009, 05:12 PM
:o Had to edit my above post you quoted, because the link was the wrong one - to 2011 and not 2010. :o I agree I doubt either of those two will play - but then they don't really play any of the smaller tournaments apart from their own local ones like Basel and Barcelona. I think some bigger names will probably start to come soon though - people like maybe Ancic, Verdasco or Berdych for example.

And I don't like the Madrid venue either - too big, not enough people, very little atmosphere. Such a shame when the old venue was so great in every way :sad: Maybe it will liven up later in the week?

Davydenko too:D a lot can happen in one year:)

I don't know i don't like big courts the one at the Us comes to mind:odifficult to creat an atmosphere in such courts too:shrug:

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 05:23 PM
Davydenko too:D a lot can happen in one year:)

I don't know i don't like big courts the one at the Us comes to mind:odifficult to creat an atmosphere in such courts too:shrug:

I agree. I always think the nicest courts at any tennis venue are the outside ones, where you can sit so close to the court and really get involved with the match and feel the atmosphere. It helps too, that those courts have "real" fans in the front rows, and not the endless Hospitality boxes and loges that you get on Central Courts, that are invariably empty, or full of people who are totally clueless about tennis :fiery:

Noleta
05-12-2009, 05:33 PM
I agree. I always think the nicest courts at any tennis venue are the outside ones, where you can sit so close to the court and really get involved with the match and feel the atmosphere. It helps too, that those courts have "real" fans in the front rows, and not the endless Hospitality boxes and loges that you get on Central Courts, that are invariably empty, or full of people who are totally clueless about tennis :fiery:

Money damn it:mad:proper tennis fans should be always at the front:rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 05:44 PM
Money damn it:mad:proper tennis fans should be always at the front:rolleyes:

Agree. In fact one of the (few) things I like about Wimbledon, is the fact that they do keep those tickets aside every day for people to queue up for, and they ARE front row ones too. So if you're prepared to sleep on the pavement and queue, then you're guaranteed to get the best seats in the house, and kick the corporate guests to the back of the stadium :D

Noleta
05-12-2009, 05:47 PM
I think Wimbledon have one of the best seats to watch Tennis they sit near the court almost like football stadiums:D

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 05:57 PM
I think Wimbledon have one of the best seats to watch Tennis they sit near the court almost like football stadiums:D

Yes they have, - I agree, though there is so much about the tournament that I don't like, and despite it being my local venue I rarely go more than once or twice each year :o

Noleta
05-12-2009, 06:01 PM
Yes they have, - I agree, though there is so much about the tournament that I don't like, and despite it being my local venue I rarely go more than once or twice each year :o

Why if i may ask:)

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 06:07 PM
Why if i may ask:)

Well I could write you a very long list, but I will try and keep it short by saying......

1) The crowds - it is the most claustrophobic, crowded tournament out there, and if you get stuck in an alleyway between the outside courts you are literally stuck :spit:

2) The prices - astronomically expensive for food, drink etc and you're not able to bring picnic hampers or anything in, so it's hard to bring your own refreshments.

3) Ridiculous practice courts,- too far away and very hard to take photos on.

4) Far too much "tradition" - with people who think Wimbledon is the ONLY tennis tournament of the year, telling fans who travel on the circuit all year what to do and how to behave :spit:

5) Way, way too snobbish, and a really bad example of the old British class system :rolleyes:

6) Endless queues for everything - not just to get in, but for every toilet, every refreshment stall, and every outside court.

7) Loads of idiot Brit tennis fans who think tennis begins and ends with Wmibledon and Andy Murray :rolleyes:

8) Officious staff who think every spectator is a potential stalker and push you about if you even try to talk to any player, coach or girlfriend who you may know from previous tournamrnts.

9) Loads of :rain: which I admit is not Wimby's fault, but can be extremely irritating.

That will do for starters - but there are MANY, MANY more :tape: Of course some people love it, - everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but I would choose Roland Garros over it every time.

pica_pica
05-12-2009, 06:10 PM
:rolls: Kubot has many fangirls in Belgrade!!!!!

And that hug with Marach :hearts:

Yes I think he's very handsome too! :hearts:
Am I the only one who thinks Kubot looks like Fernando Torres?

Interesting:cool:anyway wish them all the best:D

Serbia Open deserves upper tier

http://www.blic.rs/sports.php?id=4406


Game, set, match – in one word, a spectacle! A spectacle for Belgrade, Serbia, Novak Djokovic and his family and for the domestic game of tennis. The images of the Belgrade tennis event have been circulating the globe, while the tournament played at the M.G.M. tennis complex has passed the most rigorous trials and what will now follow are steps to upgrade Serbia Open into a Series 500 event as of next year.

http://www.blic.rs/sports.php?id=4398


Serbia gathered around tennis’

“The entire event exceeds our wildest dreams. The audience was perfect. The people from the ATP have told us we have set new standards in the ATP Series 250.”


So glad to hear about it. Yes, Serbia you have just proved to the world!
Again it reminds me of the thirst China has in proving to the world with the Olympics!
Nice job, Serbia! :yeah:

kalisita
05-12-2009, 06:10 PM
I agree. I always think the nicest courts at any tennis venue are the outside ones, where you can sit so close to the court and really get involved with the match and feel the atmosphere. It helps too, that those courts have "real" fans in the front rows, and not the endless Hospitality boxes and loges that you get on Central Courts, that are invariably empty, or full of people who are totally clueless about tennis :fiery:

I agree about outdoor courts being the best venues. That's why I'm so disappointed with Madrid this year. It is supposed to be an outdoor clay, but the courts look very "auditorium" to me. :shrug:

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 06:12 PM
I agree about outdoor courts being the best venues. That's why I'm so disappointed with Madrid this year. It is supposed to be an outdoor clay, but the courts look very "auditorium" to me. :shrug:

I thought the same. Maybe it's raining and they have the roof closed? :shrug: I don't like it at all. And those metal seats look so cold and uncomfortable.

Noleta
05-12-2009, 06:15 PM
Well I could write you a very long list, but I will try and keep it short by saying......

1) The crowds - it is the most claustrophobic, crowded tournament out there, and if you get stuck in an alleyway between the outside courts you are literally stuck :spit:

2) The prices - astronomically expensive for food, drink etc and you're not able to bring picnic hampers or anything in, so it's hard to bring your own refreshments.

3) Ridiculous practice courts,- too far away and very hard to take photos on.

4) Far too much "tradition" - with people who think Wimbledon is the ONLY tennis tournament of the year, telling fans who travel on the circuit all year what to do and how to behave :spit:

5) Way, way too snobbish, and a really bad example of the old British class system :rolleyes:

6) Endless queues for everything - not just to get in, but for every toilet, every refreshment stall, and every outside court.

7) Loads of idiot Brit tennis fans who think tennis begins and ends with Wmibledon and Andy Murray :rolleyes:

8) Officious staff who think every spectator is a potential stalker and push you about if you even try to talk to any player, coach or girlfriend who you may know from previous tournamrnts.

9) Loads of :rain: which I admit is not Wimby's fault, but can be extremely irritating.

That will do for starters - but there are MANY, MANY more :tape: Of course some people love it, - everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but I would choose Roland Garros over it every time.

Oh Rose:rolls:not sure i like Wimbledon after reading this:tape:

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 06:32 PM
Oh Rose:rolls:not sure i like Wimbledon after reading this:tape:

Sorry :o I'm sure one day you'll come yourself and draw your own conclusions. I just hate it - always have. I wouldn't go at all if it wasn't for the fact it's so local that it seems criminal to have live tennis so close and not go. I'd never EVER quere or pay though :o If I can't get a freebie from someone I won't bother :o

Noleta
05-12-2009, 06:39 PM
Sorry :o I'm sure one day you'll come yourself and draw your own conclusions. I just hate it - always have. I wouldn't go at all if it wasn't for the fact it's so local that it seems criminal to have live tennis so close and not go. I'd never EVER quere or pay though :o If I can't get a freebie from someone I won't bother :o

That's the way to do it:lol::worship:

*Ljubica*
05-12-2009, 06:45 PM
That's the way to do it:lol::worship:

:yeah: It's the way I always do it :o Though admittedly Wimby is far easier for me than any other tourney, because there are always local people working there or members of local clubs who can find the odd spare one. Usually means I don't know whether I have one or not until the night before though :rolleyes: so I can only go after work because it's too late notice to book a days' holiday.

Herdwick
05-12-2009, 06:56 PM
Evening :D

Forgotten how much I've always liked Ivan :kiss: :bounce: Nice one :yeah: Raquel will be so happy - she will not have him metaphorically blocking her view in Madrid. :D

I concur with Rosie's views on Wimbledon; I used to go regularly with friends and sleep on the pavement to get tickets when I was a student, bringinging cheap sparkling wine and strawberries to help the mood along. Great fun but talk about being treated like peasants. Haven't been for some years now but have no reason to think it's improved:rolleyes:

redberyl
05-12-2009, 07:15 PM
I have been to Wimbledon three years ago and I actually quite like it. Probably I am the foreigner and that was my first time to see my favourite players playing. Everything was just so amazing to me. The queue, the strawberry, the souvenirs (I particularly love the ball keychain and Wimbledon towel...)

Maybe I was just blind. :p