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"Tras las líneas enemigas: Nole in Madrid" Ajde chico! SF: Nadal

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ellen_
05-13-2009, 08:20 PM
Not before 3pm in ASV stadium :) I'm afraid the schedule isn't better for some of you :awww:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 08:21 PM
Nole is 3rd on ARANTXA SANCHEZ VICARIO, but not before 3 pm local. I doubt I'll be able to see it unless Murray-Robredo, Fed-Blake don't take long since TTC usually stays with main court. :sad: And I don't think streams for the other courts are easy to find, though I haven't done much searching.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/1536/op.pdf

Nole is also playing doubles tomorrow. 3rd match on Court 5, with play starting at 2 pm.

Herdwick
05-13-2009, 08:40 PM
Hmm - having no luck with live streams tonight. Not promising for watching at work tomorrow.

Come on Andy anyway. This arena seems to have set a record for the number of corporate boxes - looks like the hoi-polloi are way up in the skies. Always gives the impression that no one is there at all...

arm
05-13-2009, 10:28 PM
Hey girls :wavey:

So much to tell you and so little time and strengths... I am trully tired.

But let me get started: if I had to come back home today I could say that it was all owrth it anyway. :D I am just loving it.

So, I got in Cja Magica around 10am and head immediately to the practice courts. We were around for 1 hour moreor less and saw Wawrinka and Chardy practice. :hearts: I like them both, you know. Then, all of the sudden Joao says "Raquel, Djokovic is there" Bump, I heart stopped. :rolls: Watching him for the first time was strange and fantastivc at the same time. 2 things abbout this: Nole does NOT seem thaaaaaaaaat tall = I mean heis tall but I don-t feel that short near him; and the second thing is that he looks exactly the way I used to see him on tv and photos. :inlove: He doesn-t look more handsome or less interesting: just what I expected. :D

So we watchd his practice and when he left the court headed to Central court. We saw the seocnd set of that WTA match .:spit: and then.... Nole again :D

T)he match wasn-t amazing, but still good. Had an amazing time making myself clear that I was chearing for Nole and not the spanish guy, which = I might add = did not please all the spanish people around me. :bolt:

During the afternoon Joáo watched Nadal, while I prefered to watch the Seppi=Boleli vs Parrit.Fisher match. I mean I am going to watch nadal tomorrow, so i wanted to stay in a cosy court and I am glad I did. Parrot :inlove: I was roght behing his seat and I once looked at me begging "please cheer for my team because nobody else is". :rolls: And so I did.

I also got the chance to speak to the umpire of that match who was so nice to me. :hug:

After that I watched Nole-s double match!! It was a good one = I know you couldn-t watch it. They played quite well.

During the evening we watched safina vs Li and the first set of Roddick-s match. I must confess I fell asleep in the first set of Safinas match :zzz: that was reallly boring, but the secnd set was quite great!!

And now here I am back at my hostel and desperately needing to sleep.

2 things:

1. About Nole, he doesn-t seem like he is having a really great time on court, I could tell that by the doubles maytch. he seems very serious and focus. Which I guess is good. Still, he had his funny moments during the practice and the doubles amtch.

2. I have hundreds of photos to share. :rolls:

Hope everyone is fine.

Miss you all :hug::hug:

Raquel

arm
05-13-2009, 10:31 PM
PS: Tomorrow I am watching both Nole-s matches, Murrray, nadal and Kolya. May not be able to see Roger in this torunament because it will more or less at the same time as Noles match. :awww:

PS2: I can-t believe I need to buy another 35€ ticketr just to watch nole tomorrow. :fiery: Why the hell did they have to put him in court 2. :mad: That is the only court my tickets do not include. :mad:

arm
05-13-2009, 10:35 PM
PS3: It was so scary when Nole fell during his single match. :scared: :awww:

kalisita
05-13-2009, 11:08 PM
Hey girls :wavey:

So much to tell you and so little time and strengths... I am trully tired.

But let me get started: if I had to come back home today I could say that it was all owrth it anyway. I am just loving it.

So, I got in Cja Magica around 10am and head immediately to the practice courts. We were around for 1 hour moreor less and saw Wawrinka and Chardy practice. :hearts: I like them both, you know. Then, all of the sudden Joao says "Raquel, Djokovic is there" Bump, I heart stopped. Watching him for the first time was strange and fantastivc at the same time. 2 things abbout this: Nole does NOT seem thaaaaaaaaat tall = I mean heis tall but I don-t feel that short near him; and the second thing is that he looks exactly the way I used to see him on tv and photos. :inlove: He doesn-t look more handsome or less interesting: just what I expected.

So we watchd his practice and when he left the court headed to Central court. We saw the seocnd set of that WTA match .:spit: and then.... Nole again

T)he match wasn-t amazing, but still good. Had an amazing time making myself clear that I was chearing for Nole and not the spanish guy, which = I might add = did not please all the spanish people around me. :bolt:

During the afternoon Joáo watched Nadal, while I prefered to watch the Seppi=Boleli vs Parrit.Fisher match. I mean I am going to watch nadal tomorrow, so i wanted to stay in a cosy court and I am glad I did. Parrot :inlove: I was roght behing his seat and I once looked at me begging "please cheer for my team because nobody else is". :rolls: And so I did.

I also got the chance to speak to the umpire of that match who was so nice to me.

After that I watched Nole-s double match!! It was a good one = I know you couldn-t watch it. They played quite well.

During the evening we watched safina vs Li and the first set of Roddick-s match. I must confess I fell asleep in the first set of Safinas match :zzz: that was reallly boring, but the secnd set was quite great!!

And now here I am back at my hostel and desperately needing to sleep.

2 things:

1. About Nole, he doesn-t seem like he is having a really great time on court, I could tell that by the doubles maytch. he seems very serious and focus. Which I guess is good. Still, he had his funny moments during the practice and the doubles amtch.

2. I have hundreds of photos to share.

Hope everyone is fine.

Miss you all :hug:

Raquel

Thanks for the report! :smooch: Glad you're enjoying your trip. Can't wait for pics! :D

PS: Tomorrow I am watching both Nole-s matches, Murrray, nadal and Kolya. May not be able to see Roger in this torunament because it will more or less at the same time as Noles match. :awww:

PS2: I can-t believe I need to buy another 35€ ticketr just to watch nole tomorrow. :fiery: Why the hell did they have to put him in court 2. That is the only court my tickets do not include. :mad:

Got to get as much money out of you as possible. :ras:

PS3: It was so scary when Nole fell during his single match. :scared: :awww:

It was! :awww: I'm sure it was even worse to see first-hand. :hug:

Running:Free
05-13-2009, 11:47 PM
PS: Tomorrow I am watching both Nole-s matches, Murrray, nadal and Kolya. May not be able to see Roger in this torunament because it will more or less at the same time as Noles match. :awww:

Cheer Kolya for us! :bigclap: :kiss:

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 05:37 AM
Raquel :hug: Thanks so much for the great report - so glad you're having fun, and your first tournament is such a success :) Now you've got the "live tennis bug" there will be no stopping you! Enjoy the matches today - stay safe and have fun :hug: And - yes - as Timmy says - cheer Kolya for us :D

Not before 3pm in ASV stadium :) I'm afraid the schedule isn't better for some of you :awww:

No - 2.00pm UK time is not great for me :spit: But as I'm already at work (and have been since 6.00am :rolleyes: ), I may grovel to the Boss to not take a break and leave at 2.00pm, in which case I should only miss the first 3 or 4 games - :secret: if I break every speed limit coming home :o

Ajde Nole :D

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 08:05 AM
Yay glad to see you're enjoying yourself Raquel! Live tennis is awesome :yeah:

Re Nole's match today..earliest it can start here is 11pm and also means I will need to find a stream for it. Grr :( I also have my interview tomorrow so I can't stay up too late! I'm getting a little nervous about it now :scared:

PS. Awesome news about Nole winning doubles! Hope Fortuna keeps bringing the good luck :bounce:

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 10:17 AM
:wavey:

Just popping in to let you know that Raquel just sent me an SMS. She has got her tickets for Nole’s match on Court 2, and is very happy and enjoying life in Madrid. She asked me to say :wavey: and send her love to all of you, - and – as it’s Raquel – I guess a :bounce: as well!

Elle – good luck in your interview.

OK – back to work for me :bolt:

Stephie Cesc
05-14-2009, 01:05 PM
The match is about to begin! Ajde Nole :bounce::bounce:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 01:06 PM
Thanks Rose :hug:

Eeep I hope Federer gets through this second set quickly so they'll show Nole on my tv!!

Herdwick
05-14-2009, 01:10 PM
Stream please - some of us are at work :sobbing:

Stephie Cesc
05-14-2009, 01:11 PM
I'm watching it on bet365 ;)

kalisita
05-14-2009, 01:12 PM
Here we go! Looking for a stream right now. No luck thus far. Hopefully Fed finishes Blake off fast since TTC will then go to Nole's match.

ellen_
05-14-2009, 01:17 PM
Juan just finished it on time :banana: Watching on Bet365 too, the other ones on CS and atdhe don't work for me.

Herdwick
05-14-2009, 01:19 PM
Betfair allows me to see Roger's match but not Nole's - logic escapes me.:banghead:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 01:20 PM
Up a break already! Yeah! Followed by easy hold. 3-0.

Stephie Cesc
05-14-2009, 01:21 PM
3-0 already :dance:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 01:21 PM
Nole doing well so far :)

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 01:22 PM
C'mon Fed...just break here so I can watch Nole!! :armed:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 01:22 PM
I'm just back......so Seppi still to win a point :tape:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 01:24 PM
haha.......after 14 straight points won by Nole.....Seppi finally wins one...........
Come on Seppi, you need to challenge Nole a bit to get him ready for QF!

Herdwick
05-14-2009, 01:25 PM
Roger - kindly finish him off then some of the streams might switch :explode:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 01:25 PM
Rogi a hold away! Hopefully nice and easy and then I can watch Nole on tv!

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 01:27 PM
http://www.balkansport.info/channel-1/38-siki-sport.html

kalisita
05-14-2009, 01:27 PM
Fed done! Brief wrap up and probably a commercial break and then should be Nole!

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 01:27 PM
Woohoo go Fed! :bounce:

Now my TV better switch!!

kalisita
05-14-2009, 01:28 PM
SB seems slow today. Fed done for a while now and still at 40-0. Or maybe it's frozen.

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 01:29 PM
DSOD :help:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 01:30 PM
Yay switching :bounce:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 01:30 PM
Nole on tv! Hope you get a stream now Herdwick.

Masha91
05-14-2009, 01:31 PM
He's on my TV now, yay. Hi everyone, ajde Nole!

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 01:32 PM
Hi Maria :wavey:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 01:32 PM
Clean hitting by Nole so far :yeah:

Masha91
05-14-2009, 01:32 PM
Good hold! :)

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 01:33 PM
Nole doing well so far.....:)

Masha91
05-14-2009, 01:35 PM
Hi Maria :wavey:

Hey!

Noleta
05-14-2009, 01:38 PM
:wavey:

4-2 up already:woohoo: looking very windy out there:scared:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 01:38 PM
Ooh 0-30...

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 01:39 PM
0-30
hold please!!!

Masha91
05-14-2009, 01:39 PM
30-30!

Noleta
05-14-2009, 01:41 PM
And he's clean shaven too:angel:

Thanks Raquel for your updates can't wait for the pictures:woohoo::kiss:

Anyone knows how Raquel looks like so we can spot her in the crowd:D

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 01:42 PM
uh oh......bad mood now.........

Masha91
05-14-2009, 01:43 PM
Oh dear!

kalisita
05-14-2009, 01:43 PM
Hold here! Ajde Nole! Crap. DF to BP. Broken.

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 01:43 PM
:shrug: he's letting the dusty conditions distract him......come on, focus!!!

Noleta
05-14-2009, 01:47 PM
Looking frustrated he's playing ok considering the bad conditions

Back on serve:scared:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 01:47 PM
Ahh Nole what's wrong? Total loss of concentration

Herdwick
05-14-2009, 01:48 PM
http://www.calcion.altervista.org/

Finally

Masha91
05-14-2009, 01:49 PM
Come on Nole, hold here please. Ajde!

kalisita
05-14-2009, 01:50 PM
Oh, my! Seems to be falling apart a little here. Ajde Nole!

Masha91
05-14-2009, 01:51 PM
Save this!

Masha91
05-14-2009, 01:52 PM
Deuce :)

Masha91
05-14-2009, 01:53 PM
Game! :D

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 01:53 PM
:hug: Nole, he seems so mentally tired

Noleta
05-14-2009, 01:54 PM
Why do they have a roof if they don't use it the wind is getting stronger by the minute:rolleyes:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 01:55 PM
Held in the end.

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 01:55 PM
haha, I am watching the Balkan sport stream......and there's a Tipsy advertisement!!! :haha:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 01:56 PM
Kohli withdrew and Nadal got a walkover. Ugh like he needs more rest :rolleyes:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 01:57 PM
Sp!

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 01:57 PM
Yes SP!

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 01:57 PM
The dust.....it's bad both for your lungs and court visibility :(

Masha91
05-14-2009, 01:58 PM
Get this, ajde!

kalisita
05-14-2009, 01:58 PM
I hate this court! :mad: Very unimpressed with this new Madrid tournament.

Herdwick
05-14-2009, 01:58 PM
Really bad you have to buy a 2nd ticket for the ASV court - no wonder it's been empty all week.

Bloody ripoff.

And so will the poor sods who've bought tickets for tonight to see Rafa get a 50% refund - will they heck.

Masha91
05-14-2009, 01:58 PM
Another!

Noleta
05-14-2009, 01:59 PM
Deuce

He won first set yes:woohoo:

Masha91
05-14-2009, 01:59 PM
Set! :D

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 01:59 PM
:woohoo: first set!

kalisita
05-14-2009, 01:59 PM
SP #2! Get it!

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 01:59 PM
They need to water the court.....it's bad for Nole's breathing.......:(

ellen_
05-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Take it. For Raquel's sake.

MTF being slow! Set! :banana:

Herdwick
05-14-2009, 02:01 PM
Scoreboard's way behind - thanks people.

ellen_
05-14-2009, 02:02 PM
They need to water the court.....it's bad for Nole's breathing.......:(

And so they did. :hatoff:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:02 PM
I hate this court! :mad: Very unimpressed with this new Madrid tournament.

Me too. I hope Nole doesn't slip again :scared: they look like they are saturating the court!

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:02 PM
:bigclap: First set down! One to go! :bigclap:


Little up and down first set, but conditions were far from great. Hopefully a better 2nd set.

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:04 PM
ugh so inefficient :rolleyes:

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:05 PM
Set #2 to begin, take it Nole!

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:06 PM
Happy to see there are more audience than in JJ's match.....
they are watering people as well? as if that ballkid needs some watering to grow up :o

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Ace :D

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:08 PM
:eek: Seppi pulling pants!!!

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:09 PM
Held!

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:09 PM
Good hold :)

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:09 PM
:eek: Seppi pulling pants!!!

Reminded me of Novak during his DC tie against Rafa:rolls:

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 02:09 PM
:wavey:

What's with the wind there :eek: I really don't like this Madrid tourney - the old one was soooooo much better.

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:12 PM
Novak:smash:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:12 PM
Come on Nole! Focus!

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:12 PM
Where's Nole's first serve today? :banghead:

And the condition is just BAD!!!!!!!!!!

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:13 PM
Where's Nole's first serve today? :banghead:

And the condition is just BAD!!!!!!!!!!

Why won't they close the roof:mad:

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:13 PM
Good hold in the end.

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:14 PM
:wavey:

What's with the wind there :eek: I really don't like this Madrid tourney - the old one was soooooo much better.
totally agree :o

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:14 PM
Good hold:hug:

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:15 PM
Kohli withdrew and Nadal got a walkover. Ugh like he needs more rest :rolleyes:

Like Nadal needs anymore help. Similar thing happened in Barcelona. Conspiracy? :lol:

They need to water the court.....it's bad for Nole's breathing.......:(

And the watering was what caused Nole slipped and almost hurt himself yesterday :tape:

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:19 PM
Oh Novak cheer up:awww:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:19 PM
Can he just wake up when receiving?
He only wakes up when he's 0-30 on his own serve :o

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:21 PM
Held!

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:22 PM
finally a better service game

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:22 PM
First easy hold in a while.

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:22 PM
If Novak reaches the QF it will his 10th on the row this year:eek:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:23 PM
Whoa Davydenko pulled out? :eek:

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:23 PM
Davydenko out:bigcry:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:24 PM
Davydenko also withdrew-leg tear according to Koening. So sorry for him.

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:26 PM
This tournament sucks! So Federer has another pigeon/turkey next round. Can't be any easier. :haha:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:26 PM
:smash: Can you just read his serve a bit better? :help:

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:27 PM
I hope for Davydenko, it's just a precaution.

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:27 PM
Davydenko also withdrew-leg tear according to Koening. So sorry for him.

Three players withdrew due to a leg injurie in this tournament:eek:

Novak you are so flat today:hug:

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 02:27 PM
Davydenko out:bigcry:

:awww: No - Kolya :bigcry:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:27 PM
Oh no Davidenko :sad:

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:27 PM
Vemic is there cheering for Nole. :D

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:27 PM
American turkeys are the best kind Lee.

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:30 PM
Lol i don't think Madrid will be that happy with the amount of crowd so far in this tournament:p

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:30 PM
American turkeys are the best kind Lee.

I hate turkey :rolls: Only my brother baked turkey for Christmas.

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:31 PM
I so wanna watch Kolya vs A-Rod....
I hope Kolya is really okay :sad:

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 02:31 PM
This match is really tedious -I should have stayed at work :o Seppi is mind-numbingly bland and boring. Mind you - Miljan looks hot in grey :inlove:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:32 PM
Lol i don't think Madrid will be that happy with the amount of crowd so far in this tournament:p
The whold tourny is a failure.........lack crowd, pullouts of ATP and WTA players, dusty courts, horrible court designs

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:33 PM
I hate turkey :rolls: Only my brother baked turkey for Christmas.

Maybe you prefer roast RodDuck?

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:34 PM
This match is really tedious -I should have stayed at work :o Seppi is mind-numbingly bland and boring. Mind you - Miljan looks hot in grey :inlove:

But that's worth it:p

It's not Novak's day he's not in the mood we all have those days:o

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:34 PM
If you think the courts you saw on TV are bad, the outside courts are even worse from where I read from another MTFer's report.

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:34 PM
Maybe you prefer roast RodDuck?

Too much hassle and messy. I much prefer baked ham and/or roast beef.

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:35 PM
The whold tourny is a failure.........lack crowd, pullouts of ATP and WTA players, dusty courts, horrible court designs

Heck even Belgrade with small budget done better:eek::p

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:35 PM
4-4
Plz hold!!!

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:35 PM
IDEMO Nole!

Time to hold and then break, just like first set! ;)

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:35 PM
As long as Nole wins the title this tourney will not be a failure :angel:

Herdwick
05-14-2009, 02:35 PM
Having looked at the prices of the tickets, and bearing in mind the state of the Spanish economy, I reckon they got it badly wrong. They're just plain greedy - they certainly seem to be paying the price in spectator numbers.

Halve the cost of tickets for the first four days and make centre court admission valid for all courts. Much better to have a fuller stadium and they'd probably make just as much money anyway.

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:37 PM
One game away! Break!

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:37 PM
If you think the courts you saw on TV are bad, the outside courts are even worse from where I read from another MTFer's report.

The conditions on small courts are always bad then on the big ones

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:38 PM
This match is :help: :smash:
But still better than Fed-Blake which is :help: :smash::help: :smash:
:help: :smash:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:38 PM
Too much hassle and messy. I much prefer baked ham and/or roast beef.

In all seriousness, being Chinese, I love roast duck and pigeon as well :lol::tape:

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:39 PM
This match is :help: :smash:
But still better than Fed-Blake which is :help: :smash::help: :smash:
:help: :smash:

Didn't see that one was it that bad:scratch:.........wait it was Blake:p

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:41 PM
MP ajmo:rocker: and why the drop shot:rolleyes: indeed he asked someone from the crowd to hit him woth his racket:lol: where was Raquel:p

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:41 PM
Double MP!!

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:41 PM
MPs!

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:41 PM
2 MPs! Get the first!

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:42 PM
:smash: DSOD??

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:42 PM
DSOD! Living up to its name since lost 2nd MP. And now GP Seppi.

Focus Nole!

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:42 PM
Wasted 2 MPs :rolleyes:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:42 PM
:smash: even Vajda laughed at at DSOD

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:43 PM
Great angle!

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 02:43 PM
That DSOD on match point :help:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:44 PM
Nice!

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:44 PM
Another MP!

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:44 PM
In all seriousness, being Chinese, I love roast duck and pigeon as well :lol::tape:

Don't scare everyone mentioning pigeon :lol:

:secret: same here but I much prefer eating them at restaurant :lol: My son LOVES Peking duck. Unfortunately, can't find a good one here so far. But we will eat a lot when we visit Calgary this summer :lol:

:smash: even Vajda laughed at at DSOD

Vajda wants to strangle him actually.

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:45 PM
MP #3! Get it!

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:45 PM
lol ace...nothing Nole could do :shrug:

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:46 PM
Seppi, let's call it a day :ras:

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:46 PM
IDEMO!!!!!!!!!!!

please

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:46 PM
Another!

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:46 PM
MP #4! Time Nole.

PinkFeatherBoa
05-14-2009, 02:46 PM
:lol: Good old DSOD.

Finish him Nole!!

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:47 PM
Another match point:lol: this is getting entertaining at last:spit:

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 02:47 PM
Giving Raquel good value for money :D

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:47 PM
Don't scare everyone mentioning pigeon :lol:

:secret: same here but I much prefer eating them at restaurant :lol: My son LOVES Peking duck. Unfortunately, can't find a good one here so far. But we will eat a lot when we visit Calgary this summer :lol:

mmm Peking duck is delish. And they can't knock pigeon til they try it! it's beautiful :lol:

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:47 PM
And again MP will Seppi serve another ace:lol: yes he did back to deuce:rolls:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:47 PM
MP #5! Listen to Lee Seppi!

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:48 PM
:hatoff: to Seppi for saving all these MPs!

ellen_
05-14-2009, 02:49 PM
The 6th MP will do, I'm sure. :lol:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:49 PM
Now that DSOD on MP is looking more and more foolish :smash:

Herdwick
05-14-2009, 02:49 PM
Seppi - stop it. I have to go to a meeting!

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:49 PM
Now finish it:armed:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:50 PM
MP #6! Time to end. Please.

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:50 PM
How many chances you want, Nole? :banghead:

I worry if Nole doesn't finish the match here, we may see a third set. :(

MP#674584758 NOLE! IDEMO!

PinkFeatherBoa
05-14-2009, 02:50 PM
Enough already, please one final push

MP6

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:50 PM
MP encore!

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:51 PM
*phew* Not a good point and ended in an UE by Seppi. But with all the lucks for his opponents, Nole will take it.

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:51 PM
Epic rally! MP taken :yeah:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:51 PM
Super rally! Good fight from Seppi but Nole!!! :bounce: through to QFs!!

Herdwick
05-14-2009, 02:51 PM
Thank you! Next time Andreas do as you're told.:fiery:

:bounce: Nole :hug:

ellen_
05-14-2009, 02:52 PM
Told ya :banana:

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:52 PM
Finally:woohoo::spit: he's smiling:inlove:

PinkFeatherBoa
05-14-2009, 02:52 PM
God that rally went on, but finally he's through.

Geez with the conditions earlier on but job done. :yeah:

Masha91
05-14-2009, 02:53 PM
Quarters now, AJDE!

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:53 PM
:haha: Long rally to end the match

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 02:53 PM
He won :woohoo:

Now I can go and prepare dinner and do some housework - catch you later :wavey:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 02:54 PM
:bigclap: QFS! :bigclap:

Nice rally at the end. Felt bad for Seppi :awww: but glad it ended the way it did. Not the greatest match, but conditions were poor and didn't make it easy. Returned well enough and serve improved as match went on. Good enough. :)

6th straight win over Seppi. :clap2:

Lee
05-14-2009, 02:55 PM
:lol: h2h between them is now 6-0 for Nole.

Noleta
05-14-2009, 02:55 PM
Not on his best but he did his job:yeah: next will be Simon or Lujibic:scared:

Stephie Cesc
05-14-2009, 02:56 PM
Well done Nole :yeah:

ellewoods
05-14-2009, 02:57 PM
alrighty i'm going to bed! gotta get some beauty sleep before the interview tomorrow. byeeee :wavey:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 02:58 PM
I'm never worried about Nole in this match :angel:
Now I'm thinking...

IW: Novak missing in SF
Miami: Rafa missing in SF
MC: Roger missing in SF
Rome: Murray missing in SF
Madrid: who? or all enter SF?

Noleta
05-14-2009, 03:07 PM
alrighty i'm going to bed! gotta get some beauty sleep before the interview tomorrow. byeeee :wavey:

Good luck:yeah:

Lee
05-14-2009, 03:10 PM
alrighty i'm going to bed! gotta get some beauty sleep before the interview tomorrow. byeeee :wavey:

Best of luck! :hug:

Noleta
05-14-2009, 03:10 PM
I'm never worried about Nole in this match :angel:
Now I'm thinking...

IW: Novak missing in SF
Miami: Rafa missing in SF
MC: Roger missing in SF
Rome: Murray missing in SF
Madrid: who? or all enter SF?

Well if you go by that list it should be Novak's turn:scared: No doubt about both Rafa and Fed reacing the SF they have easy matches don't know who Any M. will face and Novak could have a tricky match against Simon or Lujibic:shrug:

Lee
05-14-2009, 03:13 PM
Nole will make SF ;)


since fortuna is not here

shuhrat
05-14-2009, 03:15 PM
What a way of starting the match, 14 point in a row :eek:
then what a turnaround :lol: racket smashing, dropshop again on MP :help:

Noleta
05-14-2009, 03:23 PM
What a way of starting the match, 14 point in a row :eek:
then what a turnaround :lol: racket smashing, dropshop again on MP :help:

A perfect decription of Novak's matches:p

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 03:34 PM
Nole will make SF ;)


since fortuna is not here

:D Fortuna somehow ended up in the Players' Area with Ivan Ljubicic :tape: She just sent me an SMS - and promises to reveal all here later!

Lee
05-14-2009, 03:47 PM
:D Fortuna somehow ended up in the Players' Area with Ivan Ljubicic :tape: She just sent me an SMS - and promises to reveal all here later!

:eek: Fortuna!!! Vamos!

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 03:55 PM
:eek: Fortuna!!! Vamos!

:lol: Pity it was Ljubo and not Nole though :shrug: But guess we all have to start somewhere :p And I'm sure there is an entirely innocent explanation - especially as Joao is with her - but it's still funny :D

Noleta
05-14-2009, 04:20 PM
He thinks ranking points should last over 52 weeks? :shrug:

It's kind of a rip off winning tournaments without gaining any points for it it's good for lesser players who don't reach the final stages so they can benefit from the top players:rolleyes:

Andy M. ain't happy about what Novak said:rolleyes:his head is getting big now:rolleyes:

Tennis-Murray defends rankings system after Djokovic gripe
By Iain Rogers

MADRID, May 14 (Reuters) - New world number three Andy Murray hit back at number four Novak Djokovic on Thursday after the Serb said the current rankings system was cruel.

Djokovic was leapfrogged by Murray in the rankings on Monday despite landing a second title of the year in Belgrade at the weekend and reaching the last three Masters Series finals.

"There always seem to be problems and now it's obviously the rankings," Murray told a news conference after beating Tommy Robredo in the third round of the Madrid Open.

"It's great that Novak's done well the last few weeks but the first three or four months of the year I played a lot better than him so I think the rankings reflect very well how the guys are playing," the Briton added.

"Until this week I've never heard anyone complain. I think maybe only in the last week it's become a problem for Novak."

Players on the ATP tour have to defend the points they earned during the same week a year earlier, so the reigning champion at an event can only maintain his points tally, not improve it.

"Playing three Masters Series finals in a row and winning a 250 event is incredible success and even then you are dropping a spot down in the rankings," Djokovic said on Wednesday. "That shows how cruel the ranking system is in this sport."

Murray said he had some sympathy for a suggestion by world number one Rafael Nadal for a system that took into account points won over 24 months rather than 12.
I understand what Rafa's saying with the two year thing," Murray said.

"It's kind of like in golf where there's not so much pressure every single week to play."

Murray noted that sometimes players felt obliged to play in mandatory tournaments even if they were carrying injuries. "If they want to make it a longer, more extended period you have your ranking for, I'm happy with that," he said.

"But I don't think it's necessary to change the points structure. They've been doing new things with it all the time so let's just leave it how it is for a while."

Lee
05-14-2009, 04:30 PM
I'm still a bit confused on this "ranking point" fiasco. So far, Nole was quoted saying the system is "cruel". Did he ever say it's better the ranking points based on 2 years instead. Because only quote I read was Nadal said he preferred ranking points over 2 years and he and Nole talked about it. But seems everyone is saying Nole and Nadal want changes to the ranking system. :shrug:

Lee
05-14-2009, 04:31 PM
Allez Gillou!

Amber Spyglass
05-14-2009, 04:31 PM
Oh andy really pisses me off:mad: he didn't even read properly what novak said.At the end of the statement novak said andy fully deserved the no. 3 position and also andy's such a lickarse saying that nadal made a good suggestion with the 2 year thing,thats what nole was agreeing with too but andy made out like he was demanding to redo the whole points system:(.And the way he said he played way better than nole for the first 4 months-whether its true or not a decent professional just doesn't say that kind of thing.I think this was a really arrogant immature and petty reaction from andy

Noleta
05-14-2009, 04:38 PM
I'm still a bit confused on this "ranking point" fiasco. So far, Nole was quoted saying the system is "cruel". Did he ever say it's better the ranking points based on 2 years instead. Because only quote I read was Nadal said he preferred ranking points over 2 years and he and Nole talked about it. But seems everyone is saying Nole and Nadal want changes to the ranking system. :shrug:

I don't understand Andy's reaction:scratch: both Novak and Rafa are in the players council they both say more or less the same thing but for Andy it's okay Rfa said it but not for Novak:confused:

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 04:39 PM
Oh andy really pisses me off:mad: he didn't even read properly what novak said.At the end of the statement novak said andy fully deserved the no. 3 position and also andy's such a lickarse saying that nadal made a good suggestion with the 2 year thing,thats what nole was agreeing with too but andy made out like he was demanding to redo the whole points system:(.And the way he said he played way better than nole for the first 4 months-whether its true or not a decent professional just doesn't say that kind of thing.I think this was a really arrogant immature and petty reaction from andy

When you watch Andy play, you will see that those three adjectives of yours that I have bolded, describe him perfectly. Maybe he will develop some grace and maturity with age :shrug: It's a shame when he is such an excellent player, that the rest of him hasn't caught up with his talent yet :sad:

Noleta
05-14-2009, 04:42 PM
When you watch Andy play, you will see that those three adjectives of yours that I have bolded, describe him perfectly. Maybe he will develop some grace and maturity with age :shrug: It's a shame when he is such an excellent player, that the rest of him hasn't caught up with his talent yet :sad:

It seems becoming the new number 3 has gone to his head god help us:rolleyes:

Stephie Cesc
05-14-2009, 04:45 PM
seriously, I'm :fiery: He's so arrogant and that's why I don't like him :mad:

Noleta
05-14-2009, 04:50 PM
Novak should be on court in about 30mins time hope he's fully rested:scared:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 04:52 PM
When you watch Andy play, you will see that those three adjectives of yours that I have bolded, describe him perfectly. Maybe he will develop some grace and maturity with age :shrug: It's a shame when he is such an excellent player, that the rest of him hasn't caught up with his talent yet :sad:
I've skipped watching him altogether. He's unpleasant to watch no matter he's winning or losing. I won't watch him unless he plays Nole, Rafa, Roger or Delpo.
I think Nole and Murray used to be good friends and played doubles together? Wonder what their relationship is now...:shrug: I think there will be more and more misunderstanding between them given the biasedness of the media :sad: and I think it could affect Nole...we all know Nole's a good boy and is sensitive to these.....Murray doesn't seem the type who would care about such intimate things

Lee
05-14-2009, 04:53 PM
I think Murray fell into the same trick for players ascend to higher ranking. The media will get you with misquotes and partial quotes. I thought he will be smarter because he's under the scrutiny of British media but obviously, he hasn't learnt yet. :tape:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 04:55 PM
:hug: Juan Martin.... he has spent 3 hours (singles) and 1.5 hours (doubles) = 4.5 hours in competition today......
Please, organizers please give him a night match and let him rest well against Murray tmr

Jade Fox
05-14-2009, 04:55 PM
I've skipped watching him altogether. He's unpleasant to watch no matter he's winning or losing. I won't watch him unless he plays Nole, Rafa, Roger or Delpo.
I think Nole and Murray used to be good friends and played doubles together? Wonder what their relationship is now...:shrug: I think there will be more and more misunderstanding between them given the biasedness of the media :sad: and I think it could affect Nole...we all know Nole's a good boy and is sensitive to these.....Murray doesn't seem the type who would care about such intimate things

I don't know, they still seemed friendly enough to me at the Miami final. I just hope they don't let all of this nonsense affect their off court friendship. I like them being buddies.

Lee
05-14-2009, 04:56 PM
Gillou won first set 6-3. I am glad he plays better but Nole will face the winner of this match next round. :awww:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 04:57 PM
Gillou won first set 6-3. I am glad he plays better but Nole will face the winner of this match next round. :awww:
Oh??! Why Gillou's match doesn't appear on my scoreboard? :smash: ATP

Noleta
05-14-2009, 04:59 PM
Gillou won first set 6-3. I am glad he plays better but Nole will face the winner of this match next round. :awww:

And Gillou is the sort of player who likes looooooooooooooooong rallies not sure Novak will be fresh enough tomorrow:sobbing:

Lee
05-14-2009, 05:01 PM
Oh??! Why Gillou's match doesn't appear on my scoreboard? :smash: ATP

I think it's mess up because they moved the match to Center court because the withdrawl of Kohl. And the Verdasco/Monaco match is missing too :shrug:

Edit: May be the match moved up on Arantxa Sanchez stadium and Monaco/Verdasco match moved to Main court to replace Nadal/Kohl night match.

ellen_
05-14-2009, 05:03 PM
I honestly can't laugh with this. They are just messing with the schedule. I missed the entire first set of Gilles because of that. Thank you Madrid tournament :explode:

So Monaco-Verdasco is at 8pm local time. :smash:

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 05:06 PM
I've skipped watching him altogether. He's unpleasant to watch no matter he's winning or losing. I won't watch him unless he plays Nole, Rafa, Roger or Delpo.
I think Nole and Murray used to be good friends and played doubles together? Wonder what their relationship is now...:shrug: I think there will be more and more misunderstanding between them given the biasedness of the media :sad: and I think it could affect Nole...we all know Nole's a good boy and is sensitive to these.....Murray doesn't seem the type who would care about such intimate things

I think they were pretty close in their Junior days, because their Birthdays are only a week apart, so they were always coming into contact in various tournaments all over the world as they were always playing at the same level. How their relationship is today, now they have both grown up, got serious girlfriends, and generally gone in different directions, I really don't know :shrug:

Maybe Murray believes all the hype about him in the Brit media too much :shrug: Tim Henman used to take it with a pinch of salt, and didn't let it go to his head, but he was older when he ound success, and a much "classier" person. Maybe Andy will get there in time? :)

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 05:09 PM
I honestly can't laugh with this. They are just messing with the schedule. I missed the entire first set of Gilles because of that. Thank you Madrid tournament :explode:

So Monaco-Verdasco is at 8pm local time. :smash:
Yeah I missed the entire set of Gillou too
I'd say, the ATP250 Serbia Open is waaaaaaaayyyy better in it's organization than this ATP1000 Madrid event :tape:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 05:14 PM
Oh Gillou finally appears on the scoreboard.....
and so is Nole/Vemic!!
Ajde!!!

Amber Spyglass
05-14-2009, 05:15 PM
I think Murray fell into the same trick for players ascend to higher ranking. The media will get you with misquotes and partial quotes. I thought he will be smarter because he's under the scrutiny of British media but obviously, he hasn't learnt yet. :tape:
I doubt he was misquoted but i'm sure the journalists when asking him the question completely took nole's quotes out of context and made it sound like novak thought andy was really unworthy of 3rd spot.

You know when it comes to pr and media although you mightn't think it nadal is probably the shrewdest of them all.
"I know nothing about that, i here to play tennis match no?"
"For sure he gonna be the favourite no? cos he likes grass, he beat me in an exhibition match in San Jose in 1959 so it gonna be a really tough match":p

Noleta
05-14-2009, 05:16 PM
I think they were pretty close in their Junior days, because their Birthdays are only a week apart, so they were always coming into contact in various tournaments all over the world as they were always playing at the same level. How their relationship is today, now they have both grown up, got serious girlfriends, and generally gone in different directions, I really don't know :shrug:

Maybe Murray believes all the hype about him in the Brit media too much :shrug: Tim Henman used to take it with a pinch of salt, and didn't let it go to his head, but he was older when he ound success, and a much "classier" person. Maybe Andy will get there in time? :)

I liked Tim Henman:D

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 05:16 PM
Yeah I missed the entire set of Gillou too
I'd say, the ATP250 Serbia Open is waaaaaaaayyyy better in it's organization than this ATP1000 Madrid event :tape:

I believe that is correct :D

shuhrat
05-14-2009, 05:16 PM
Nole&Dusan on the SB!

Noleta
05-14-2009, 05:18 PM
Yeah I missed the entire set of Gillou too
I'd say, the ATP250 Serbia Open is waaaaaaaayyyy better in it's organization than this ATP1000 Madrid event :tape:

;):yeah:

Noleta
05-14-2009, 05:19 PM
I doubt he was misquoted but i'm sure the journalists when asking him the question completely took nole's quotes out of context and made it sound like novak thought andy was really unworthy of 3rd spot.

You know when it comes to pr and media although you mightn't think it nadal is probably the shrewdest of them all.
"I know nothing about that, i here to play tennis match no?"
"For sure he gonna be the favourite no? cos he likes grass, he beat me in an exhibition match in San Jose in 1959 so it gonna be a really tough match":p

Wish Novak won't comment about what Andy said:)

Lee
05-14-2009, 05:20 PM
I doubt he was misquoted but i'm sure the journalists when asking him the question completely took nole's quotes out of context and made it sound like novak thought andy was really unworthy of 3rd spot.

You know when it comes to pr and media although you mightn't think it nadal is probably the shrewdest of them all.
"I know nothing about that, i here to play tennis match no?"
"For sure he gonna be the favourite no? cos he likes grass, he beat me in an exhibition match in San Jose in 1959 so it gonna be a really tough match":p

That's what I mean in my post :shrug:

ellen_
05-14-2009, 05:24 PM
SB doesn't work... AGAIN. And MTF is getting on my nerves too :banghead:

Noleta
05-14-2009, 05:26 PM
SB doesn't work... AGAIN. And MTF is getting on my nerves too :banghead:

:hug:

ellen_
05-14-2009, 05:27 PM
Maybe it's because of the thunderstorm and the liters of water falling out of the sky :rolls: Sharing the misery, I asume? :p Although I kinda love to watch it :hearts:

Lee
05-14-2009, 05:27 PM
I like Melo and Sa. Unfortunately, they are in quite a slump this year. So sorry Nole and Vemic, I will cheer for the Brasilians. :p

kalisita
05-14-2009, 05:28 PM
Gillou won first set 6-3. I am glad he plays better but Nole will face the winner of this match next round. :awww:

I know. He is playing very well this tournament. What timing! :awww: (or what a bad draw!)

I honestly can't laugh with this. They are just messing with the schedule. I missed the entire first set of Gilles because of that. Thank you Madrid tournament :explode:

So Monaco-Verdasco is at 8pm local time. :smash:

It's pretty bad. I was looking for it on the SB and just checked TTC to see what they were showing while waiting for this match to start. What do I see? Gilles leading 3-1 in first. :smash: And it's not like you can go on the official site and get any answers either. It's awful. :ras:

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 05:31 PM
Stupid frozen SB. Someone please set fire to melt it quickly.
Next year Serbia Open will be ATP1000 and this will be ATP250. That settles it.

Amber Spyglass
05-14-2009, 05:31 PM
That's what I mean in my post :shrug:
I was saying i doubt andy was misquoted cos i thought you were saying that he probably was but i realise now that you were saying that it was nole who was misquoted;)I think i'm right now, this is too confusing:p

shuhrat
05-14-2009, 05:33 PM
I like Melo and Sa. Unfortunately, they are in quite a slump this year. So sorry Nole and Vemic, I will cheer for the Brasilians. :p
I agree with you except the last sentence, still I don't care about the result that much. ;)

Noleta
05-14-2009, 05:33 PM
Stupid frozen SB. Someone please set fire to melt it quickly.
Next year Serbia Open will be ATP1000 and this will be ATP250. That settles it.

:rolls::spit:

Noleta
05-14-2009, 05:37 PM
I was saying i doubt andy was misquoted cos i thought you were saying that he probably was but i realise now that you were saying that it was nole who was misquoted;)I think i'm right now, this is too confusing:p

Shame Novak lost his confidence and with it his game after Wimbledon last year which lead to bad results and dropping more points along the way and Murray took advantage of it:angel:

Amber Spyglass
05-14-2009, 05:41 PM
I hate the tournament so far(well in particular the venue) i mean what is with the designs of the stadiums are they meant to be tennis stadiums or industrial factories.That metal box structure is ugly- magic box my ar*e
more like the quickest and cheapest thing they could build:rolleyes:

Lee
05-14-2009, 05:44 PM
Steve Ulrich is an absolute clown. Useless as an umpire!

kalisita
05-14-2009, 05:44 PM
Gilles going off the boil here in the 2nd.

EDIT: Yeah, Ulrich doesn't help! I don't much care for him.

Lee
05-14-2009, 05:45 PM
Total mental breakdown by Gillou :tape: :tape: :tape:

shuhrat
05-14-2009, 05:47 PM
Double break up :eek: and took the first set :rolls:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 05:47 PM
Nole and Vemic are up 5-2 in the first! Just won it 6-2! Fastest set of tennis I ever saw! :lol:

Lee
05-14-2009, 05:47 PM
Finally the sb works. 6-2 up first set the Serbs :p

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 05:48 PM
WTF :eek: Nole and Dule beating Melo/Sa :unsure:

shuhrat
05-14-2009, 05:48 PM
OMG, what happened to Gilles and Ivan's match? :eek:
Any stream didn't work for me in the middle of 2nd set, so I thought it went to Gilles.

Amber Spyglass
05-14-2009, 05:49 PM
Gilles going off the boil here in the 2nd.
Thank God, i don't mean to upset any Gillou fans but we could do with a long three setter with nobody particularly on form for nole tommorw cos nole doesn't seem very sharp at the moment hopefully a better performance as the opponents get better(and the wind calmes down so he can actually breath without having a choking fit)

Björki
05-14-2009, 05:55 PM
Nole and Vemic are up 5-2 in the first! Just won it 6-2! Fastest set of tennis I ever saw! :lol:

:yeah: where can I follow the scores?

edit: atp SB working now

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 05:55 PM
:yeah: where can I follow the scores?

http://www.protennislive.com/frameset.asp?year=2009&wkno=19&lang=en&tabno=1&eventid=M021&ref=www.atpworldtour.com

kalisita
05-14-2009, 05:57 PM
Total mental breakdown by Gillou :tape: :tape: :tape:

Continuing in 3rd. :sad:

Lee
05-14-2009, 06:16 PM
Continuing in 3rd. :sad:

He just can't escape the fate of being French :sobbing:

And TTC showing the warmup of Monaco and Verdasco instead of continuing with the match :rolleyes:

kalisita
05-14-2009, 06:24 PM
I know! I hate that. At least wait until the actually start playing! Here's a stream if anyone needs it.

http://atdhe.net/7021/watch-atp-masters-madrid

Lee
05-14-2009, 06:25 PM
SB stuck again. :rolleyes:

Lee
05-14-2009, 06:27 PM
Meh, Ljubo is saving energy to serve for the match.

ellen_
05-14-2009, 06:30 PM
Gilles :help: :smash: :sobbing:

tmv
05-14-2009, 06:30 PM
SB stuck again. :rolleyes:

SB seemed to be frozen, but when I clicked on specific match it came alive :)

pica_pica
05-14-2009, 06:30 PM
I want to laugh at the SB.....the font for the scores are now so ugly....and they seem to update the SB every 2-3 points.......:smash: ATP or the Madrid ATP250 tournament

kalisita
05-14-2009, 06:30 PM
Ljubicic tomorrow then. Bad loss for Gilles. :o

*Ljubica*
05-14-2009, 06:31 PM
Tie-break :unsure: