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

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Herdwick
05-16-2009, 05:22 PM
Not looking good for 5 sets at RG.:sad:

Dini
05-16-2009, 05:24 PM
Those people on justin.tv are so damn immature...and I thought GM was bad.

pica_pica
05-16-2009, 05:25 PM
Keep going Nole!!!!!!! Have faith in your physical strength!!!!

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 05:25 PM
:awww: All isn't lost until the Ump calls GSM;) Damn I wish one stream would behave for me.

Ajde Nole:bounce::bounce:

Running:Free
05-16-2009, 05:26 PM
Nole letting Rafa boss the court. Honey, step inside the court :hug:

Time for me to get some food. Haven't eaten since 4PM yesterday.

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 05:27 PM
Frustrated now -and resigned.

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 05:28 PM
:awww: All isn't lost until the Ump calls GSM;) Damn I wish one stream would behave for me.

Ajde Nole:bounce::bounce:

Have you tried betfair365? It's working fine for me.

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 05:29 PM
Rose:wavey: Yep,thanks;) But no stream in the land will work for me today:lol: Just one of those days.

Björki
05-16-2009, 05:31 PM
adje Nole

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 05:31 PM
Rose:wavey: Yep,thanks;) But no stream in the land will work for me today:lol: Just one of those days.

Sorry for that :sad: I'm actually watching mainly on Sky TV, but the picture keeps on flickering because of the heavy winds here - so I have bet365 on just as a back-up. None of the other streams worked for me either though :shrug:

Björki
05-16-2009, 05:32 PM
now break please :)

kalisita
05-16-2009, 05:32 PM
Please hold here! 2nd serve.

Good.

Dini
05-16-2009, 05:33 PM
Oh I don't know what to think anymore. :hysteric:

So glad, Nadal hasn't run away with it and Nole is hanging on in there. :banana:

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 05:35 PM
Some light relief...intriguing

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1183016/Is-Dog-o-Matic-owners-best-friend.html

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 05:35 PM
Thanks Rose;) I do have Sky which is working OK..those winds are a wicked interference:sad:

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 05:36 PM
Thanks Rose;) I do have Sky which is working OK..those winds are a wicked interference:sad:

Indeed they are bad today :unsure:

Ajde Novak - PLEASE break here!

Björki
05-16-2009, 05:37 PM
30 all

get a BP Nole

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 05:39 PM
Deuce:bounce::bounce: Ajde Nole:rocker:

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 05:39 PM
Random comment (as Raquel isn't here to nag :o ) - I need a f***ing cigaratte :devil:

ellen_
05-16-2009, 05:40 PM
Random comment (as Raquel isn't here to nag :o ) - I need a f***ing cigaratte :devil:

No we don't need it. We don't need it. We don't need it. :o :help: :shout::bolt: :p

Come on, dear. A few more points :bounce: Still believe in it actually. Ajde!

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 05:40 PM
DF on game point,thats amazing from Rafa at this stage. Come on Nole:bounce::bounce:

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 05:41 PM
Have one then :angel:

Nole :hug:

kalisita
05-16-2009, 05:41 PM
Needs an easy hold here.

Masha91
05-16-2009, 05:43 PM
Hold here please, ajde!

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 05:44 PM
4-4. Adje Nole:rocker: 3 hrs 20*gulp*.

Nole is still serving aces,thats a truly great sign:worship:

kalisita
05-16-2009, 05:45 PM
Great return of serve and then a great pass by Rafa. 30 to 30 All. Come on Nole! Hold!

GP!

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 05:45 PM
Have one then :angel:

Nole :hug:

I would if the :cat: wasn't on my knee. It will make him cough :awww:

ellen_
05-16-2009, 05:46 PM
Held serve. Good boy :hug:

kalisita
05-16-2009, 05:46 PM
A game away now. Please find a way to break Nole!

Dini
05-16-2009, 05:47 PM
5-4! :banana:

Ajde Nole. This can be done!

Masha91
05-16-2009, 05:47 PM
Oh for all that is good in the world please break here Nole and take the match, AJDE!

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 05:47 PM
5-4. Right then Nole,get the next game and an unbelieveable victory is yours:bounce::bounce:

cobalt60
05-16-2009, 05:47 PM
Incredible match! Got to hand it to these two :worship:

Running:Free
05-16-2009, 05:48 PM
Oh for all that is good in the world please break here Nole and take the match, AJDE!

Amen.

Going to go to sleep after this. So *tired*

Björki
05-16-2009, 05:48 PM
break for the match Nole :bounce:

kalisita
05-16-2009, 05:49 PM
What a great get by Nole! Didn't think he'd get there. Too bad he didn't win the point.

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 05:49 PM
Incredible match! Got to hand it to these two :worship:

X 10

:worship: & :hatoff: to both

kalisita
05-16-2009, 05:51 PM
Easy hold for Rafa. 5 All. Hold here Nole!

Masha91
05-16-2009, 05:51 PM
Amen.

Going to go to sleep after this. So *tired*

Me too, it's almost 4 am!

Masha91
05-16-2009, 05:52 PM
Nice opening point!

kalisita
05-16-2009, 05:54 PM
Good hold! One game away again.

Running:Free
05-16-2009, 05:55 PM
Novak, one last charge in this game. Give it your all, ajde.

Dini
05-16-2009, 05:55 PM
At least a TB is guaranteed! :bounce:

Masha91
05-16-2009, 05:55 PM
Okay, held good work. Now you will break right NOW, Novak Djokovic! AJDE!

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 05:57 PM
6-5.

Please take it now Nole:bounce::bounce:

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 05:57 PM
3 more points:bounce::bounce::bounce:

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 05:58 PM
Ajde Nole :bounce:

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 05:59 PM
DF 4 for Nadal:speakles:

2 points away Nole:bounce::bounce:

ellen_
05-16-2009, 05:59 PM
Rafa looks so messed up :scratch: Oh my. Looks like he just has been making out in a hot car or something.

Nole, I don't think you will ever get more chances to win this. WIN IT. :bounce:

Running:Free
05-16-2009, 05:59 PM
15-30. It has never been so close.

Masha91
05-16-2009, 05:59 PM
Ajde

Masha91
05-16-2009, 06:00 PM
Bring it to deuce.

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:00 PM
Still 2 points away:bounce::bounce: Ajde Nole.

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:00 PM
What a shot Nole! Deuce!

Running:Free
05-16-2009, 06:00 PM
Rafa looks so messed up :scratch: Oh my. Looks like he just has been making out in a hot car or something.

:haha:

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:01 PM
Doh game point. Ajde Nole:bounce:

Deuce. Get the 2 points please Nole:angel:

Masha91
05-16-2009, 06:01 PM
Please Novak please, two more! AJDE!

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:02 PM
I just have to say: What a great match!

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:02 PM
Ad Nadal.. 3 hrs almost 40..unbelieveable for a 3 setter,fantastic from Nole:worship::worship:

ellen_
05-16-2009, 06:02 PM
I am shouting "Neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" everytime he makes a UE. My poor mommy will be scared or concerned already :awww:

Dini
05-16-2009, 06:03 PM
TB! Allez! Hopp! C'mon! Vamos! Ajde Nole!

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:03 PM
TB to decide it. Nole has to be completely on and focused.

Masha91
05-16-2009, 06:03 PM
Tb Time! This Time Nole You Can Do It! Ajdeeeeeee!

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 06:03 PM
Another f***ing tie-break :rolleyes: Please tell me when it's over :help:

Come on Novak - do it for me please :hug:

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:03 PM
Tie-break. Ajde Nole:bounce::bounce:

Running:Free
05-16-2009, 06:03 PM
Novak :hug: No matter what the outcome is, he was great today. Very proud of him.

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:04 PM
Ace to start! Nice.

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:05 PM
Ajde Nole:bounce:

cobalt60
05-16-2009, 06:05 PM
Oh I have a hard time with TB's

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:05 PM
Have to make that here Nole.

Running:Free
05-16-2009, 06:06 PM
Two first serves, and two holds. AJDEEEEEEEEE. Please :sobbing:

Björki
05-16-2009, 06:07 PM
win it Nole :bounce:

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:07 PM
3-2, keep going like this Nole;):bounce::bounce:

Björki
05-16-2009, 06:10 PM
adje

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:10 PM
A mini! 3 pts away. Has to hold here! First serves Nole! Ajde!

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:10 PM
4-3, a mini-break,ooooohhhhhh 3 more points Nole:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Dini
05-16-2009, 06:10 PM
mini break!!

2 aces please!! :bounce:

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:11 PM
Fuck Nole! Get this next point!

cobalt60
05-16-2009, 06:11 PM
Whoever wins this is going to be exhausted for the final :eek:

minibreak

Running:Free
05-16-2009, 06:11 PM
*dying*

:shrug:

Björki
05-16-2009, 06:11 PM
get one of his serves

Björki
05-16-2009, 06:11 PM
gone

4-4

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 06:11 PM
It's just like watching Arsenal - opportunity after opportunity missed :banghead:

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:11 PM
4-4. Ajde Nole:bounce::bounce::bounce:

5-4. 2 more points,please Nole;)

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:11 PM
Two points away.

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:12 PM
Great serve by Rafa. 5 All. Next point crucial pt! Come on Nole! Ajde!

ellen_
05-16-2009, 06:12 PM
Whoever wins this is going to be exhausted for the final :eek:

minibreak

Whoever wins can only hope for JM in the final :awww: Has to play singles and doubles after this...

Björki
05-16-2009, 06:12 PM
5-5

:scared:

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:12 PM
5-5. Ajde Nole:bounce::bounce:

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:13 PM
Match point Nole-one more point baby:bounce:

ellen_
05-16-2009, 06:13 PM
:bolt: Come ON! :bounce:

Björki
05-16-2009, 06:13 PM
MP!
take it

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:13 PM
MP! HOLD! Ace please! Please!!!!!!

Running:Free
05-16-2009, 06:14 PM
MATCH POINT ON HIS SERVE. MATCH POINT ON HIS SERVE.

:sobbing:

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:15 PM
Heart is racing right now!

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:15 PM
God! Nole played that point great and still didn't win it!

Hold here Nole!

Björki
05-16-2009, 06:15 PM
saved :(

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:15 PM
6-6. Ajde Nole:bounce::bounce:

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:16 PM
MP #2! On Nadal's serve though!

Come on Nole! Please get this one!

Dini
05-16-2009, 06:17 PM
C'mon!!

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:17 PM
Another match point,take it Nole:bounce:

Björki
05-16-2009, 06:17 PM
take the second one

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:18 PM
7 All. Sucks. Come on Nole! Get this next point.

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:18 PM
7-7> Ajde Nole:bounce::bounce:

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:18 PM
MP Nadal. Save it Nole!

Wow! 3 mins away from 4 hrs!

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:19 PM
7-8 Matchpoint Nadal. Ajde Nole:bounce:

Running:Free
05-16-2009, 06:20 PM
This is becoming a football match.

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 06:21 PM
Thumps chest :awww: bless

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:21 PM
8-8> I am breathless. Ajde Nole:bounce::bounce:

Björki
05-16-2009, 06:21 PM
what a TB

adje Nole

ellen_
05-16-2009, 06:22 PM
And now you take it. Comprende?

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:22 PM
Match point Nole:bounce::bounce: Unreal.. Adje:bounce:

tangerine_dream
05-16-2009, 06:22 PM
Absolutely insane match. :eek:

Björki
05-16-2009, 06:23 PM
:scared:

Castielo
05-16-2009, 06:23 PM
uh, breathless

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:23 PM
9-9<

Ajde Nole:bounce::bounce:

mlove
05-16-2009, 06:24 PM
this is unbearable. :eek:

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:24 PM
MP #3 gone. Get this next point Nole!

Good return but no matter. MP #2 for Rafa.

Dini
05-16-2009, 06:25 PM
Nole :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:25 PM
Nole:sobbing::sobbing:

What an incredible,incredible effort,so very proud of you Nole,toe to toe for 4 hrs 2. :worship::worship::hug::hug:

mlove
05-16-2009, 06:25 PM
no. no. no.:sad:

kalisita
05-16-2009, 06:26 PM
:sobbing: :sobbing:

What a great match but I'm :sad: having to say that with Nole losing every time.

Masha91
05-16-2009, 06:26 PM
You played so well Nole! Anyhow I must be off to bed!

Björki
05-16-2009, 06:26 PM
:sad:

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:27 PM
For all of us:hug::hug::hug::hug:

cobalt60
05-16-2009, 06:28 PM
Holy :worship: I am speechless. :o
Nole fans :hug: He played incredible but Rafa too good on some of those last points.

ellewoods
05-16-2009, 06:28 PM
What unbelievable match. Nole I am so very proud of you. I hope you dont lose heart. You have everything to fight for still. :hug:

But I am still heartbroken :sad:

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 06:28 PM
No words :sad: am absolutely devastated.

Herdwick have a wonderful holiday :hug:

ellen_
05-16-2009, 06:29 PM
:hug:s to all. :hatoff: to the boys.

I got a headache now, and yet another match to go :sobbing: :dance:

shuhrat
05-16-2009, 06:30 PM
I don's know what words can console your broken heart. :sad:

Stephie Cesc
05-16-2009, 06:31 PM
I'm so proud to be your fan :hug::hug::hug:

neznana
05-16-2009, 06:31 PM
i can't belive...IM CRYING just like nole did when he went out of court..oooo WHY?!!! HE MUST WIN IT!!
NOLE YOU RE KING!!!!!!!!

Jade Fox
05-16-2009, 06:32 PM
Oh wow. That was EPIC!!!! :worship:

Nole baby, keep your head up. It doesn't seem like it right now, but you have nothing to be ashamed of. :hug:

star
05-16-2009, 06:32 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug: for everyone here.

I can't be as happy for Nadal as I would like because it was so incredibly heartbreaking for Nole.

But he showed infinite courage and heart and sportsmanship. I know he'll keep fighting.

pica_pica
05-16-2009, 06:34 PM
:hug: Nole
Rest well and pump yourself up at RG!!!

That's enough for me...I'm all drenched in sweat and my whole hand is aching ...my hearts still pumping too fast...
I am not watching the next SF.....it's too much already....I feel so sad for Nole...:sad:

mlove
05-16-2009, 06:34 PM
:sad:
Nole... :hug::hug::hug::hug:
So very very proud of you. You did an amazing job, you really did.

My TV coverage is delayed, and I don't know if I can bring myself to watch it anymore.

but-it's-ok
05-16-2009, 06:35 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug: for everyone here.

But he showed infinite courage and heart and sportsmanship. I know he'll keep fighting.

Absolutely;)

Running:Free
05-16-2009, 06:36 PM
Life's not supposed to be fair or kind :shrug: Nole had better numbers for everything except the first serve %, yet he still lost. Some days, you do your best, but still loose. His effort was commendable, and I really, really hope that Nole doesn't get down on himself for it.

mlove
05-16-2009, 06:38 PM
i can't belive...IM CRYING just like nole did when he went out of court.

did he cry?

:sad:

pica_pica
05-16-2009, 06:38 PM
I can't bear watch what happens in the end........too much......although I like Nadal too I must say I'm very very upset now :bigcry:
Nole!!! Please God put him on Roger's side at RG and Nole will have a lot of motivation for RG!!!!

star
05-16-2009, 06:40 PM
I can't bear watch what happens in the end........too much......although I like Nadal too I must say I'm very very upset now :bigcry:
Nole!!! Please God put him on Roger's side at RG and Nole will have a lot of motivation for RG!!!!

:hug: :hug:

I hope he is on Federer's side too.

pica_pica
05-16-2009, 06:40 PM
did he cry?

:sad:
Did he cry? I switched off for the last few points after 9-9......
Nole! Let this be your motivation at Roland Garros!!!! Look ahead!!!!!

star
05-16-2009, 06:41 PM
did he cry?

:sad:

He looked quite close to it if he wasn't.

Jade Fox
05-16-2009, 06:41 PM
:hug: Nole
Rest well and pump yourself up at RG!!!

That's enough for me...I'm all drenched in sweat and my whole hand is aching ...my hearts still pumping too fast...
I am not watching the next SF.....it's too much already....I feel so sad for Nole...:sad:

As much as I like Roger, I don't see how his match against Del Portro can live up to this. This is one of those "Once in a blue moon," kind of matches.

I just hope that Novak gets some much needed rest now and focus on the French. :hug:

ellen_
05-16-2009, 06:42 PM
Come on, pica :bounce: JM needs you too! :p

neznana
05-16-2009, 06:43 PM
did he cry?

:sad:

yes he did, camera went directly to his face after he went out..poor nole :sad::sad::sad:

Stephie Cesc
05-16-2009, 06:46 PM
It's very sad indeed :sad: What else can he do to beat Nadal on clay?
Well,this is life.

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 06:50 PM
:shrug: Those 2nd set break points will haunt his dreams for sometime - probably this one will hurt him most of all the recent losses.

But Rafa again too good. How much he'll have left for tomorrow who knows?

Lee
05-16-2009, 06:51 PM
Sorry for deserting you folks here after 2nd set. Need to feed the family and then tons of things happened.

And it's time for this

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/753/grouphug.jpg

Lee
05-16-2009, 06:55 PM
It's a tough tough lost but Nole held himself extremely well. He did not get over emotional even in very hostile environment. His opponent kept coming up with incredible shot after another, especially at clutch time. They really bring out the best of each other while playing vs each other.

Nole, keeps believe in yourself that next time, you will have the chance to beat Nadal.

Lee
05-16-2009, 06:58 PM
And the idiot in me, who set the recorder for 3 hours and totally forgot about it. So I missed the 3rd set. :lol: Hopefully TTC will show the match again later today. :o

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 07:00 PM
Now what will Roger do tonight? Go all out and pray Rafa's knackered tomorrow. Must pack before it starts...

Eurovision will have to go on the laptop.

Lee
05-16-2009, 07:04 PM
The match is about to start. Any match now is anticlimatic. :lol:

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 07:06 PM
Roger's getting a tummy :lol:

Lee
05-16-2009, 07:09 PM
Roger's getting a tummy :lol:

He needs to stay close to Mirka :shrug: Share the burden.

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 07:10 PM
:lol: Roger 'To be honest I preferred the days when I didn't have a rival'

Ever frank I guess.

kalisita
05-16-2009, 07:10 PM
It's a tough tough lost but Nole held himself extremely well. He did not get over emotional even in very hostile environment. His opponent kept coming up with incredible shot after another, especially at clutch time. They really bring out the best of each other while playing vs each other.

Nole, keeps believe in yourself that next time, you will have the chance to beat Nadal.

It was a very good match from Nole. Definitely his best match of the week. He really has made Rafa work for his victories these last 3 MS events. That is something. I hope he can take positives from that. I worry, though, he'll start to become like Fed and seem beaten mentally by Rafa. :sad: It is very hard to be 2nd best on clay when Rafa is #1.

He gets a week off now, or at least a few days really, before the French. That's probably good. :) Hopefully he'll get a good draw in Paris. I hope he's in the bottom half, away from Rafa. Been in Rafa's half the past 3 years!

DelPo-Fed starting. I don't think this match will be as good as the first semi, but you never know. I hope it's closer than the AO match between them. :tape:

pica_pica
05-16-2009, 07:11 PM
It's not a matter whether Nole has the tools to beat Rafa any more. He actually won 51% of the points, 5 more than Rafa. He needs more time to develop the mental edge. I think he has showed great improvement in this match. Take positives out of it, Nole! :) :hug: Once again we realize how much we :hearts: Nole.

Roger and Juan, hope you two have a good match. I need rest after all these.

Lee
05-16-2009, 07:12 PM
No time to read back the thread or read posts in GM. I bet there'll be loads of fun there. A door lock to fix and grocery to buy.

:wavey:

mlove
05-16-2009, 07:12 PM
great. Now they're showing live coverage :rolleyes: As if I feel like watching anything after that.
btw, thanks everyone for the constant score updates here.

rest well Nole! you will bounce back from this :hug:

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 07:12 PM
Roger on the drop shots tonight big time.

Lee
05-16-2009, 07:13 PM
It's not a matter whether Nole has the tools to beat Rafa any more. He actually won 51% of the points, 5 more than Rafa. He needs more time to develop the mental edge. I think he has showed great improvement in this match. Take positives out of it, Nole! :) :hug: Once again we realize how much we :hearts: Nole.

Roger and Juan, hope you two have a good match. I need rest after all these.

Save your energy to cheer for Nole in RG. I even cancelled my vacation :p :haha:

OK, I REALLY HAVE TO GO.

Jelena_78
05-16-2009, 07:15 PM
Hi :wavey:

:sobbing:

Nole what a great fight and effort :hug: :hug:
Beating Rafa is definitely still mission impossible :awww: Credit to Nadal :worship:
But this was the closest ever from our boy.

I hope Novak will have a good rest and manage to recover especially mentally from this tough loss til RG.

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 07:16 PM
:wavey: Jelena

Serbian blood pressure getting back to normal I hope.

cobalt60
05-16-2009, 07:22 PM
It's not a matter whether Nole has the tools to beat Rafa any more. He actually won 51% of the points, 5 more than Rafa. He needs more time to develop the mental edge. I think he has showed great improvement in this match. Take positives out of it, Nole! :) :hug: Once again we realize how much we :hearts: Nole.

Roger and Juan, hope you two have a good match. I need rest after all these.

I just saw all the stats- he won in almost every category. I don't know about you all who watched but I thought on the last 2 match points Nole should have moved in. He appeared a wee bit too tentative but then again he was playing one of the best passers :p.

The next match will be so anticlimatic. And as is typically the case I bet the final will be not much of a match.

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 07:25 PM
Nole :kiss: Hope he doesn't take it too badly.

Anti-climatic sums the 2nd SF up at present.

:lol: Graham Norton on Eurovision. 'That dress apparently cost $37000. I think, if I were her, I'd have saved a little money for hair and make-up'

neenah
05-16-2009, 07:31 PM
Aww. :sad: I'm a fan of Nadal, but this would have been an awesome win for Nole, and I wouldn't have minded that outcome at all. Next time, Novak. ;)

cobalt60
05-16-2009, 07:34 PM
I love Graham Norton;) So funny. I saw him hosting the strangest reality show on BBC America last weekend. It is most likely a replay but Andrew Lloyd Webber was one of the judges. They were choosing the next Joseph :rocker2:

aeronatasha
05-16-2009, 07:36 PM
Lemme just sob my heart out.. :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

But what a match.. unfuckinbelievable.

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 07:39 PM
I love Graham Norton;) So funny. I saw him hosting the strangest reality show on BBC America last weekend. It is most likely a replay but Andrew Lloyd Webber was one of the judges. They were choosing the next Joseph :rocker2:

'Any dream will do' perchance? It was on 2 years ago over here. I won't tell you who won...:angel:

Don't cry Natasha.:awww:

Running:Free
05-16-2009, 08:04 PM
At a post-match news conference, a shattered-looking Djokovic could not hide his disappointment.

"It happened too often so I'm very disappointed that I can play this well and still not win a match," he said.

"I don't think you need my comments. You could see everything. A couple of points decided the winner."

"It's happened too often," said Djokovic.

"It's very disappointing to play as well as I have and still lose the match. I played one of my best matches ever.

"I was a couple of points from the victory. I even played a few points above my limits and I still didn't win."

:shrug: :bigcry:

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 08:16 PM
:hug: :hug: and chocolate for Nole. Bless.

JMDP looking pretty ordinary tonight - rather amazed Andykins managed to lose.

tangerine_dream
05-16-2009, 08:18 PM
Roger on the drop shots tonight big time.
I find it interesting how Roger previously refused to play drop shots until the DSOD kings Murray and Djokovic showed up.

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 08:18 PM
At a post-match news conference, a shattered-looking Djokovic could not hide his disappointment.

"It happened too often so I'm very disappointed that I can play this well and still not win a match," he said.

"I don't think you need my comments. You could see everything. A couple of points decided the winner."

"It's happened too often," said Djokovic.

"It's very disappointing to play as well as I have and still lose the match. I played one of my best matches ever.

"I was a couple of points from the victory. I even played a few points above my limits and I still didn't win."

:shrug: :bigcry:

Nole :awww: :tears:

Lemme just sob my heart out.. :sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

But what a match.. unfuckinbelievable.

:hug: I've been doing that for hours :sad: Now I've hit the gin and tonic and watching Eurovision. Graham Norton's trying but he's not Sir Terry :sad:

Jade Fox
05-16-2009, 08:20 PM
At a post-match news conference, a shattered-looking Djokovic could not hide his disappointment.

"It happened too often so I'm very disappointed that I can play this well and still not win a match," he said.

"I don't think you need my comments. You could see everything. A couple of points decided the winner."

"It's happened too often," said Djokovic.

"It's very disappointing to play as well as I have and still lose the match. I played one of my best matches ever.

"I was a couple of points from the victory. I even played a few points above my limits and I still didn't win."

:shrug: :bigcry:


Awww. Keep your head up hon. :awww: :hug:

I find it interesting how Roger previously refused to play drop shots until the DSOD kings Murray and Djokovic showed up.

Yeah, I think he used to say that the drop shot was a "desperate shot." Oh Roger. :rolls:

star
05-16-2009, 08:24 PM
This match is really boring after the great display that came before.

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 08:24 PM
Agree re GN - occasional gems but yet to develop his own style.

I still haven't packed - want to be sure Roger's safely through. But not sure why tbh - fraid he'll get massacred.

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 08:25 PM
Albania :tape: What are those green masked things? :eek:

Agree re GN - occasional gems but yet to develop his own style.

I still haven't packed - want to be sure Roger's safely through. But not sure why tbh - fraid he'll get massacred.

I'm sure he will :sad: Might go and watch Alex play football tomorrow :tape: That shows how much I don't want to watch the final now :sad:

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 08:28 PM
It's the man with the gimp mask!

We'll find a bar in Mallorca to watch it - should be quite an occasion :lol:

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 08:30 PM
It's the man with the gimp mask!

We'll find a bar in Mallorca to watch it - should be quite an occasion :lol:

So what's with the Norwegian violinist? Is he meant to be so flat when he sings? :confused:

neenah
05-16-2009, 08:32 PM
It's the man with the gimp mask!

We'll find a bar in Mallorca to watch it - should be quite an occasion :lol:

Haven't been around much lately, :wavey: You're going to Mallorca? :hearts: have a great time!

Herdwick
05-16-2009, 08:33 PM
:shrug: Pass - can't work out why Norway are one of the favourites.

OK - Roger safe so I go to pack. Am still not convinced by Giraffe.

Bye all - think of me tomorrow - cheering for Roger amid rabid Mallorcans :rolls: Have to hope Rafa's dead on his feet and Roger finds his oofle dust.

pica_pica
05-16-2009, 08:34 PM
At a post-match news conference, a shattered-looking Djokovic could not hide his disappointment.

"It happened too often so I'm very disappointed that I can play this well and still not win a match," he said.

"I don't think you need my comments. You could see everything. A couple of points decided the winner."

"It's happened too often," said Djokovic.

"It's very disappointing to play as well as I have and still lose the match. I played one of my best matches ever.

"I was a couple of points from the victory. I even played a few points above my limits and I still didn't win."

:shrug: :bigcry:

:sad: :tears: :sobbing: :bigcry: Please...I am still very sad...Nole :awww: :hug:

born_on_clay
05-16-2009, 08:41 PM
Great match Novak

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 08:44 PM
:shrug: Pass - can't work out why Norway are one of the favourites.

OK - Roger safe so I go to pack. Am still not convinced by Giraffe.

Bye all - think of me tomorrow - cheering for Roger amid rabid Mallorcans :rolls: Have to hope Rafa's dead on his feet and Roger finds his oofle dust.

Have a safe journey and enjoy your holiday :hug: I'll be at RG by the time you get home - but catch you soon I'm sure :hug:

Great match Novak

Thank you for coming over to say that :hug:

ellen_
05-16-2009, 09:00 PM
Eurovision :help: I still don't get how it comes that I rarely like a song from ESV. Had a good laugh though. Sweden, Germany and Greece were great :haha: x 3

Now serious, I liked Armenia. It made me wanna move :dance: Denmark was charming. But Turkey is a Belgian :yeah: :lol:

Herdwick, enjoy your time off in Mallorca :wavey: Think you should know I'm a bit jealous :awww: Should think about going back there too.

JM :tears: Shame, but he had a good tourney :hug: Feel like having a drink now though. Caipirinha or Mojito would be great, thanks.

Jelena_78
05-16-2009, 09:08 PM
I think Greece will win :p

One more :hug: Nole :awww:

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 09:11 PM
Eurovision :help: I still don't get how it comes that I rarely like a song from ESV. Had a good laugh though. Sweden, Germany and Greece were great :haha: x 3

Now serious, I liked Armenia. It made me wanna move :dance: Denmark was charming. But Turkey is a Belgian :yeah: :lol:

Herdwick, enjoy your time off in Mallorca :wavey: Think you should know I'm a bit jealous :awww: Should think about going back there too.

JM :tears: Shame, but he had a good tourney :hug: Feel like having a drink now though. Caipirinha or Mojito would be great, thanks.

You are welcome to share my gin :D

I actually liked Malta - shame the singer wasn't as - erm - glamourous as some of the other girls because that might work against her, and really it shouldn't :shrug:
I think Greece will win :p

One more :hug: Nole :awww:

Yes - Greece is quite popular I think. Must admit I'm enjoying this interval act with the swimmers/dancers - they're very clever :)

ellen_
05-16-2009, 09:19 PM
Don't think I've ever tried gin and tonic, Rosie. Bring it on :p

Before getting drunk, one more hug for Nole :hug:

12 points from Belgium to Turkey :haha: That was certainly not expected.

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 09:24 PM
Don't think I've ever tried gin and tonic, Rosie. Bring it on :p

Before getting drunk, one more hug for Nole :hug:

12 points from Belgium to Turkey :haha: That was certainly not expected.

All Brits drink gin and tonic:D It's kind of our national drink. I'll see if I can buy you one in Paris next week.

What's with these votes for Norway? That strange guy with the violin :help:

ellen_
05-16-2009, 09:30 PM
Didn't even see Norway :lol: Was probably watching football then. Listened to it on youtube and I have to admit it's kinda catchy. And yeah, he doesn't look too bad either.

Ha, would be great to have a drink in Paris ;) It's coming so close :eek: I leave on Thursday, can you believe it! Supporting my Belgians in qualies, you know :D

What the hell is that Latvian guy wearing? :bolt: And the chesthair :tape:

Jelena_78
05-16-2009, 09:32 PM
it will definitely be Norway

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 09:37 PM
Didn't even see Norway :lol: Was probably watching football then. Listened to it on youtube and I have to admit it's kinda catchy. And yeah, he doesn't look too bad either.

Ha, would be great to have a drink in Paris ;) It's coming so close :eek: I leave on Thursday, can you believe it! Supporting my Belgians in qualies, you know :D

What the hell is that Latvian guy wearing? :bolt: And the chesthair :tape:

I leave on Saturday - have to work all week first :sad:

Made me laugh when they showed that rather chubby Latvian guy, and our commentator said, "He doesn't look like he skipoed dinner to be here tonight!" :tape:

it will definitely be Norway

Yes - they are going way ahead of the rest.

ellen_
05-16-2009, 09:40 PM
:haha: Okay I just switched my tv to BBC. Our commentators are so boring.

Who's the guy who gave the points from UK?

Turkey :dance: Allez Hadise!

Edit: What did they :smoke: at the BBC? :haha:

Jade Fox
05-16-2009, 09:47 PM
Eurovision sounds like a lot of laughs. :lol:

Why do I have to be American dammit? :mad:

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 09:52 PM
:haha: Okay I just switched my tv to BBC. Our commentators are so boring.

Who's the guy who gave the points from UK?

Turkey :dance: Allez Hadise!

Edit: What did they :smoke: at the BBC? :haha:

Duncan someone-or-other :shrug: Herdwick might know..... I've had too many gin and tonics to remember :o

Edit: Good evening Belgrade :hearts:

Eurovision sounds like a lot of laughs. :lol:

Why do I have to be American dammit? :mad:

Best television night of the year in my opinion. It's so bad it's good if you know what I mean :D

ellen_
05-16-2009, 10:03 PM
I knew it! Duncan James :inlove:! From Blue. I was such a big Blue fan as an early teenager :o

Jade Fox
05-16-2009, 10:04 PM
Best television night of the year in my opinion. It's so bad it's good if you know what I mean :D

I get what you mean. Pure cheese huh? :lol:

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 10:05 PM
I knew it! Duncan James :inlove:! From Blue. I was such a big Blue fan as a teenager :o

Ah OK - I knew it was Duncan someone. I'm getting tired now :zzz: Will go to bed as soon as this is over.

I get what you mean. Pure cheese huh? :lol:

Not so much cheese - just - I don't know - totally inexcplicable - kind of wrong on so many levels, that it makes it right :D

And now good evening Azerbaijan :kiss:

ellen_
05-16-2009, 10:08 PM
Tired and slightly tipsy too, I asume :lol: I'm sure you'll sleep well now. Goodnight :wavey:

*Ljubica*
05-16-2009, 10:10 PM
Tired and slightly tipsy too, I asume :lol: I'm sure you'll sleep well now. Goodnight :wavey:

Very :o :lol: Is it that obvious? :o

So Norway won, UK came 5th.

Goodnight :wavey:

ellen_
05-16-2009, 10:13 PM
Yes, Rosie. It's obvious :hug: :lol:

As a tribute to Norway - and I think he is drunk too now:

uiH4BFTELME

And oops, we have been blabbering in the tourney thread all the time. Sorry for that :wavey:

cobalt60
05-16-2009, 10:36 PM
'Any dream will do' perchance? It was on 2 years ago over here. I won't tell you who won...:angel:

Don't cry Natasha.:awww:

That is it!

Poor Nole really took this loss to heart. :awww:

Lee
05-16-2009, 10:50 PM
So this thread becomes Eurovision chat thread? :p

Just came home from shopping. It's so hot out there. As a result, hubby and I wanted to come home so much that we forgot to buy a new lock for the backyard door :tape: :tape: :tape:

cocrcici
05-16-2009, 11:29 PM
:banghead::bigcry::bigcry::bigcry::banghead:

ellewoods
05-17-2009, 12:22 AM
Guys I am still quite devastated. I had trouble sleeping last night :o I wonder how Nole would feel!! I just hope with all my heart he doesnt give up and still believes. I dont want him to develop a mental deficit against Nadal - that is my worst fear.

I too think those break points in the 2nd set will haunt him. As well as the game he played right after he broke in the final set. This is the closest anyone has come to beating a healthy Nadal on clay so for that I truly commend him. His comments post-match are so hard to read :sad:

Swiss Mountain
05-17-2009, 12:36 AM
Guys I am still quite devastated. I had trouble sleeping last night :o I wonder how Nole would feel!! I just hope with all my heart he doesnt give up and still believes. I dont want him to develop a mental deficit against Nadal - that is my worst fear.

I too think those break points in the 2nd set will haunt him. As well as the game he played right after he broke in the final set. This is the closest anyone has come to beating a healthy Nadal on clay so for that I truly commend him. His comments post-match are so hard to read :sad:


Don't worry, be proud, Novak was great! I'm disappointed too.
I can comfort yourself by telling that this awful loss of Novak is nothing compare to the loss of Roger in Rome 2006.

Roger play far better than Rafa, all statistics in his favor and had match point, it was in 5 sets, much more longer.

So, as a Fed fan, I understand how you feel, it stinks really because Novak and Roger are better than Rafa. But they losses.

I think Novak will lose many times to Rafa and you have to prepare yourself, yet I'm not sure because Novak is younger than Rafa so it work in his favor compare to Roger's age (27).
Novak has a tough mental too.

Lee
05-17-2009, 12:50 AM
Don't worry, be proud, Novak was great! I'm disappointed too.
I can comfort yourself by telling that this awful loss of Novak is nothing compare to the loss of Roger in Rome 2006.

Roger play far better than Rafa, all statistics in his favor and had match point, it was in 5 sets, much more longer.

So, as a Fed fan, I understand how you feel, it stinks really because Novak and Roger are better than Rafa. But they losses.

I think Novak will lose many times to Rafa and you have to prepare yourself, yet I'm not sure because Novak is younger than Rafa so it work in his favor compare to Roger's age (27).
Novak has a tough mental too.

Sorry I don't agree with you.


I am a Nole fan and Nadal won the match fair and clear. I like Nole a whole lot more than Nadal but I really can't say Novak is better than Rafa. (I won't say about Federer here)

Novak made 3 UEs at the final set TB while Rafa made none. Rafa is much more confident and mentally tough, which wins him the match. Statistics do not tell the whole story, just some facts. Statistics do not measure perseverance, confidence, emotions, etc. All may factor into the result of a match.

Lee
05-17-2009, 12:57 AM
Guys I am still quite devastated. I had trouble sleeping last night :o I wonder how Nole would feel!! I just hope with all my heart he doesnt give up and still believes. I dont want him to develop a mental deficit against Nadal - that is my worst fear.

I too think those break points in the 2nd set will haunt him. As well as the game he played right after he broke in the final set. This is the closest anyone has come to beating a healthy Nadal on clay so for that I truly commend him. His comments post-match are so hard to read :sad:

:hug: elle

If I am Marian, I will tell Nole to sulk all he wants for 2 days. Afterward, pull himself together and get ready for Roland Garros. He does better and better in chipping the armour of clay god Nadal, just like he chipped the armour of tennis god Federer before. :p The road is longer, the effort is bigger and so far the results are pretty humiliating, but at least he played well enough to meet up with Nadal in semi-finals and finals. Many others don't have such a losing record and tough loss vs Nadal are because they can't even get there. :shrug:

ellewoods
05-17-2009, 01:57 AM
Don't worry, be proud, Novak was great! I'm disappointed too.
I can comfort yourself by telling that this awful loss of Novak is nothing compare to the loss of Roger in Rome 2006.

Roger play far better than Rafa, all statistics in his favor and had match point, it was in 5 sets, much more longer.

So, as a Fed fan, I understand how you feel, it stinks really because Novak and Roger are better than Rafa. But they losses.

I think Novak will lose many times to Rafa and you have to prepare yourself, yet I'm not sure because Novak is younger than Rafa so it work in his favor compare to Roger's age (27).
Novak has a tough mental too.

I think Rafa is the best out there right now and losing to him in the fashion that Nole did is nothing to be ashamed of - and I am certainly not ashamed of his play today. And yes, I agree I will have to prepare myself for many more losses against Rafa - it's inevitable and it will hurt - but I really enjoy watching their matches. As people say, tennis wins. Theirs will hopefully be an epic rivalry.

Not sure I agree that Roger and Novak are better than Rafa. Their games are slicker and maybe more complete but to be on top you need that ability to push through, to fight, to never give up. And Rafa has that tenacity and that ability to recognise his weaknesses and work at them. This is why I reallyreally respect him. It just sucks balls that Nole had to lose to him :shrug:

:hug: elle

If I am Marian, I will tell Nole to sulk all he wants for 2 days. Afterward, pull himself together and get ready for Roland Garros. He does better and better in chipping the armour of clay god Nadal, just like he chipped the armour of tennis god Federer before. :p The road is longer, the effort is bigger and so far the results are pretty humiliating, but at least he played well enough to meet up with Nadal in semi-finals and finals. Many others don't have such a losing record and tough loss vs Nadal are because they can't even get there. :shrug:

:hug:

Yes, for sure Nole can sulk and to agonise. I just hope he plays through it when they meet again at RG. If Nole gets a good draw and he keeps his head on, there is no reason he would not make it through to the final stages. He is the second best claycourter this year and he has proven this time and time again this clay court season. I am proud to be his fan. He showed so much fight last night. He didn't slip away like he previously did and like I was afraid he would. Shows how far he has come mentally.

I don't think the results are humiliating though. I think they're hard to swallow but considering Rafa's form and ability? Definitely nothing to be ashamed of.

Herdwick
05-17-2009, 03:01 AM
Don't worry, be proud, Novak was great! I'm disappointed too.
I can comfort yourself by telling that this awful loss of Novak is nothing compare to the loss of Roger in Rome 2006.

Roger play far better than Rafa, all statistics in his favor and had match point, it was in 5 sets, much more longer.

So, as a Fed fan, I understand how you feel, it stinks really because Novak and Roger are better than Rafa. But they losses.

I think Novak will lose many times to Rafa and you have to prepare yourself, yet I'm not sure because Novak is younger than Rafa so it work in his favor compare to Roger's age (27).
Novak has a tough mental too.

Thanks for dropping in. I remember Rome 2006 only too well - have been a Roger fan since 2001. Epic and earth-shattering.

But 'fraid I have to disagree with you too; Rafa totally deserved this one - his game may not be classic or beautiful but it is awesome in its own way. Plus his tungsten carbide mental strength and self-belief set him apart from any other player which I can remember.

Nole is very unfortunate in having his prime years coincide with Rafa but c'est la vie. We just have to hope that as it didn't kill him it will make him stronger.

Right - have a plane to catch :wavey:

redberyl
05-17-2009, 05:44 AM
Keep our fingers crossed for Nole's draw in Roland Garros.
I believe it could comfort him a little bit if he can at least take the plate back home if yesterday was a final. I cannot help but keep crying when I saw him down yesterday. :crying2:

I wish him all the best and definitely give him a BIG hug and kiss
after this tough loss.:hug::smooch:

It did remind me why I like him two years ago and I miss this
Nole sorely.

I never expect him to be the best or the greatest in his tennis career,I only wish him that he can do his best and try to play good matches just like what he did yesterday.

Give all he can, and that is the win for me. :hug:

pica_pica
05-17-2009, 07:42 AM
So touched to see all these comments. I still feel a bit sad, but at the same time glad that he never gave up in the match.
People have been saying he's mentally owned by Nadal and has no confidence in beating him. Well, Nole has proved them wrong. Despite many tough losses (Olympics, Queen's, Hamburg) in the past, he still fights like a man. It's nothing to be ashamed of losing like a fighter. Remember the MC and Rome final? He faded away in the final set. But not this time. He's fighting every point out.

To be fair, I think these tough losses are vital for the build of any great player. Nadal himself had many tough losses, say Wimbledon 2007, before he championed at Wimbledon 2008. It's because he lost many tough matches, he becomes an expert in winning epics (e.g. 09 AO SF). If Nole can keep his faith and keep fighting, he will win an epic one day and have more confidence in his furture epics. To be honest, I never expected the light-hearted, funny Djoker to be any GOAT. But after yesterday's match, I can see traces of his potential of becoming one.

Nole :kiss: :hug:

shuhrat
05-17-2009, 08:33 AM
FOy8rneWlrs

Still it hurts but I have no doubt he will bounce back from it.
He will handle this moments much better than last year he did.

*Ljubica*
05-17-2009, 11:21 AM
Guys I am still quite devastated. I had trouble sleeping last night :o I wonder how Nole would feel!! I just hope with all my heart he doesnt give up and still believes. I dont want him to develop a mental deficit against Nadal - that is my worst fear.

I too think those break points in the 2nd set will haunt him. As well as the game he played right after he broke in the final set. This is the closest anyone has come to beating a healthy Nadal on clay so for that I truly commend him. His comments post-match are so hard to read :sad:

Elle :hug: I feel your pain :sad: I tried to put it out of my mind last night, but it didn't really work. I woke up in the middle of the night crying :tears: and I did it this morning too :sad: I realise that part of my own personal problem is WHO he lost too - I probably wouldn't be carrying quite so much angst if it had been Roger or Murray or anyone else - and that is my problem to deal with. But, regardless of the opponent, I still feel so dreadfully sorry for him, and just hope our boy can be strong and re-group.

Don't worry, be proud, Novak was great! I'm disappointed too.
I can comfort yourself by telling that this awful loss of Novak is nothing compare to the loss of Roger in Rome 2006.

Roger play far better than Rafa, all statistics in his favor and had match point, it was in 5 sets, much more longer.

So, as a Fed fan, I understand how you feel, it stinks really because Novak and Roger are better than Rafa. But they losses.

I think Novak will lose many times to Rafa and you have to prepare yourself, yet I'm not sure because Novak is younger than Rafa so it work in his favor compare to Roger's age (27).
Novak has a tough mental too.

Thanks for stopping by - and I totally agree with your words :hug: One of the reasons I admit to disliking Nadal is that, all joking aside, I really do not like his playing style :shrug: He is just power and strength and dare I say "ballbashing" :o to me, and it pains me to see him beat people like Roger for example, who has so much more grace and artistry and pure tennis talent, but not such big muscles :shrug: Each have their own opinion, and that is mine :D Good luck to Roger this afternoon, though I admit I'm still way too sad about tennis to watch it :sad:

Noleta
05-17-2009, 11:27 AM
I hust finished watching the replay of yesterday and boy i wish i didn't:bigcry:he was one match point way from victory why didn't he go for the kicker serve or serve out wide:mad:i don't think i've been this down after watching a tennis match:sad:that should've been the final great tennis but not good for someone with high pressure problems:scared:congratulations to Rafa and his fans he was mentally better then Novak in the crucial points nothing you can do about it Novak isn't a machine he's a human:hug:he needs to forget about tennis for the next few days and after get ready and take all the positive from his SF i wish he will be on someone's other half but Rafa in RG:)i just wanted to give him a big hug when he left the court shaking his head in disbelief:sobbing::hug:

I'm not sure if i wanted Fed to face Rafa before RG ok he must be exhausted after the 4H he played but didn't the same thing happen at AO:scared:it will be good for Fed's confidence if he manages to win but what if he gets beaten like he did at RG last year:sad:good luck to Fed:worship:

Havn't sleep from Friday so i'm pretty tired and sad very sad:sad:

*Ljubica*
05-17-2009, 11:41 AM
I hust finished watching the replay of yesterday and boy i wish i didn't:bigcry:he was one match point way from victory why didn't he go for the kicker serve or serve out wide:mad:i don't think i've been this down after watching a tennis match:sad:that should've been the final great tennis but not good for someone with high pressure problems:scared:congratulations to Rafa and his fans he was mentally better then Novak in the crucial points nothing you can do about it Novak isn't a machine he's a human:hug:he needs to forget about tennis for the next few days and after get ready and take all the positive from his SF i wish he will be on someone's other half but Rafa in RG:)i just wanted to give him a big hug when he left the court shaking his head in disbelief:sobbing::hug:

I'm not sure if i wanted Fed to face Rafa before RG ok he must be exhausted after the 4H he played but didn't the same thing happen at AO:scared:it will be good for Fed's confidence if he manages to win but what if he gets beaten like he did at RG last year:sad:good luck to Fed:worship:

Havn't sleep from Friday so i'm pretty tired and sad very sad:sad:

:hug: :hug:

ellewoods
05-17-2009, 11:45 AM
Will anyone be watching the final? I know I probably shouldn't because I will most likely have my heart wrenched again by Rafa but I want to see it...maybe I'm a sadist :shrug: :lol:

I think I've come to terms with the loss now. I hope Nole does too. Look to RG now :hug:

*Ljubica*
05-17-2009, 11:50 AM
Will anyone be watching the final? I know I probably shouldn't because I will most likely have my heart wrenched again by Rafa but I want to see it...maybe I'm a sadist :shrug: :lol:

I think I've come to terms with the loss now. I hope Nole does too. Look to RG now :hug:

Hi Elle :wavey: Sure some will be, but personally I won't be. The wounds are still too fresh for me - will probably go out for a long walk or something :D (If it ever stops :rain: )

arm
05-17-2009, 11:52 AM
I am so sorry girls. :bigcry:

I had to leave after the seocnd set otherwise I'd lose my flight... I was all the way to the airport talking to my sister while she was watching the match... I wish I had been more of a lucky charm to him.

It was so unfair...

I am sorry. :hug:

What was his reaction when he lost? And Nadal's? And the 0public?

arm
05-17-2009, 11:54 AM
PS!: I cryed in the airport. :awww:

PS2: Rose, I sent you a thousnad sms, but I know you received none.. :(

ellewoods
05-17-2009, 12:04 PM
Hi Rosie and Raquel :kiss:

Raquel, Nole was visibly upset when he left the court :sad: and Rafa fell to the ground in celebration when he won - you could tell how much the victory meant to him. The crowd were besides themselves - chanting "RA-FA RA-FA" etc. It was epic. You must have felt it when you were there? And don't feel bad about leaving early!! You may be Fortuna but it is no way your fault :p

We'll all get over this sooner or later. This one was definitely a painful loss but the good thing about tennis is that there is always another tournament around the corner :)

*Ljubica*
05-17-2009, 12:05 PM
PS!: I cryed in the airport. :awww:

PS2: Rose, I sent you a thousnad sms, but I know you received none.. :(

Raquel :hug: No I didn't receive any of them :sad: And I had even gone out and loaded more credit onto my phone in case you needed updates or reports after you left :awww: Sorry :hug:

As for how Nole reacted - badly as far as I can tell from the Press Conference etc. Really down and depressed - and he cried at the end :sad: I didn't watch any of Nadal's reaction - I'm sure he was whooping and vamossing and making me want to :spit: and I just couldn't stomach it yesterday. Though, in fairness, I believe I read that he did applaud Nole off the court.

Welcome home anyway :hug:

arm
05-17-2009, 12:08 PM
I am still so depressed. :shrug: Never been this way. And to be honest I ma not even capable of expressing myself correctly.

arm
05-17-2009, 12:11 PM
I can't avoid thinking that maybe if I had stayed stuff had been different. I mean, I know it's ridiculous, but the time I took form Caja Magica to the airport was exctly the time of that last set and when I was running to my gate I received that message.

Oh well, I need to get over this. But it's fucking unfair.

*Ljubica*
05-17-2009, 12:14 PM
I am still so depressed. :shrug: Never been this way. And to be honest I ma not even capable of expressing myself correctly.

:hug: I feel your pain - I think most of us here feel the same today. It was a truly earth-shattering loss. All I keep on thinking is how bad he must feel - way, way worse than any of us - and I just hope Marian and Miljan can cheer him up and help him re-group for RG. The thought that this loss could have some detrimental, psychological effect on him for the rest of the season after he has been playing so well (a bit like Nadal's effect on Roger after Wimbledon last year), is too hard to bear.:sad:

I can't avoid thinking that maybe if I had stayed stuff had been different. I mean, I know it's ridiculous, but the time I took form Caja Magica to the airport was exctly the time of that last set and when I was running to my gate I received that message.

Oh well, I need to get over this. But it's fucking unfair.

Raquel - you MUST not blame yourself :hug: Only he can control his destiny on that court. I do know what you mean - I felt somewhat the same when he lost to Safin at Wimbledon last year ....... but you were there as much as you could be, and you supported him, and it is NOT your fault :hug: He is lucky to have a fan like you.

ellewoods
05-17-2009, 12:18 PM
Okay I think we all need to take a step back and evaluate the situation. Nole played excellent last night. Sure he didn't come away with the W but he came away with much more - he came away with respect. Respect from the other players. Respect from the critics. Respect from the public. At the end of the day, maybe it's not about the win :shrug: Maybe right now that's what seems important but in the long run I think we should be looking at the fact that he played his heart out and fought til the end. He didn't fade away. The fact that I believed til the bitter end this time round is a testament to the heart and fight he put into the match. In Monte Carlo after he lost his serve in the final set, I shut off my stream and tried to sleep cos I knew the outcome. In Rome I felt the doom from the beginning. But yesterday was different. And I hope that change I felt in his play will continue into RG and the rest of the season.

Let's not be sad girls. Because then this place becomes depressing to come to and I don't want that.


Towards RG!

arm
05-17-2009, 12:20 PM
:hug: I feel your pain - I think most of us here feel the same today. It was a truly earth-shattering loss. All I keep on thinking is how bad he must feel - way, way worse than any of us - and I just hope Marian and Miljan can cheer him up and help him re-group for RG. The thought that this loss could have some detrimental, psychological effect on him for the rest of the season after he has been playing so well (a bit like Nadal's effect on Roger after Wimbledon last year), is too hard to bear.:sad:



Raquel - you MUST not blame yourself :hug: Only he can control his destiny on that court. I do know what you mean - I felt somewhat the same when he lost to Safin at WImbledon last year ....... but you were there as much as you could be, and you supported him, and it is NOT your fault :hug: He is lucky to have a fan like you.

I don't think that will happen. From what I have seen, Nole is a bit like me: it hits you hard but you only need a few days to get over it and just remember the good things from it.

My problem today was the fact that I was a part of the match. That I was there, I saw him. oh well, I need to get over this, and I will. And so will he, trust me, because he knows he didn't lose the match because he couldn't. He knows he lost it because Nadal had a bit more luck. And Nadal knows that as well.

*Ljubica*
05-17-2009, 12:22 PM
Okay I think we all need to take a step back and evaluate the situation. Nole played excellent last night. Sure he didn't come away with the W but he came away with much more - he came away with respect. Respect from the other players. Respect from the critics. Respect from the public. At the end of the day, maybe it's not about the win :shrug: Maybe right now that's what seems important but in the long run I think we should be looking at the fact that he played his heart out and fought til the end. He didn't fade away. The fact that I believed til the bitter end this time round is a testament to the heart and fight he put into the match. In Monte Carlo after he lost his serve in the final set, I shut off my stream and tried to sleep cos I knew the outcome. In Rome I felt the doom from the beginning. But yesterday was different. And I hope that change I felt in his play will continue into RG and the rest of the season.

Let's not be sad girls. Because then this place becomes depressing to come to and I don't want that.


Towards RG!

RG :inlove: And this time it will be me there to support him in person :D And I know your words are very wise - it is just hard right now - especially for Raquel who was there live. I agree we should all move forward though. So who should start the RG thread? How about you Elle? Not sure you've ever started one yet?:)
I don't think that will happen. From what I have seen, Nole is a bit like me: it hits you hard but you only need a few days to get over it and just remember the good things from it.

My problem today was the fact that I was a part of the match. That I was there, I saw him. oh well, I need to get over this, and I will. And so will he, trust me, because he knows he didn't lose the match because he couldn't. He knows he lost it because Nadal had a bit more luck. And Nadal knows that as well.

Indeed. Like I said to Elle, when you're there live it is sooooooo much harder than watching on TV. You do feel much more part of the whole thing, and it hits you harder. And the fact this was your first tournament made it worse for you I'm sure :hug: Just take your time, and you'll feel better soon. And I hope it didn't put you off going to more live tennis :D

arm
05-17-2009, 12:25 PM
Okay I think we all need to take a step back and evaluate the situation. Nole played excellent last night. Sure he didn't come away with the W but he came away with much more - he came away with respect. Respect from the other players. Respect from the critics. Respect from the public. At the end of the day, maybe it's not about the win :shrug: Maybe right now that's what seems important but in the long run I think we should be looking at the fact that he played his heart out and fought til the end. He didn't fade away. The fact that I believed til the bitter end this time round is a testament to the heart and fight he put into the match. In Monte Carlo after he lost his serve in the final set, I shut off my stream and tried to sleep cos I knew the outcome. In Rome I felt the doom from the beginning. But yesterday was different. And I hope that change I felt in his play will continue into RG and the rest of the season.

Let's not be sad girls. Because then this place becomes depressing to come to and I don't want that.


Towards RG!

Sorry elle, but this is a "mourning" day for me. :shrug: Sure tomorrow I will be much better, but I need to assimilate this first.

I don't mean to underestimate the pain of all of you, but the fact that I was at the match kind of sucks for me, you know. Having to leave after the seocnd set broke me completly. And the stress I was under when I changed tyhe subway line 2 times to get my luggage iun the hostel and changing line again 3 times to get to the airport. All this time I knew he was playing and my sister was talking to me on the phone telling me the result...

I don't think I need to tell you how my flight was. :spit:

Anyway, you know me... tomorrow I will be drooling ove rthe photos I'll post here. ;) And this mathc will be long gone. :D

ellewoods
05-17-2009, 12:25 PM
RG :inlove: And this time it will be me there to support him in person :D And I know your words are very wise - it is just hard right now - especially for Raquel who was there live. I agree we should all move forward though. So who should start the RG thread? How about you Elle? Not sure you've ever started one yet?:)

I understand it's hard and I don't want to take anyone's right to be sad over it (I mean gee, I could hardly sleep last night :tape: ) but I think it's just in everyone's best interests to have the positives reiterated :)

Tis true I have not yet started a thread. But I will need help with coming up with a tourney title as I suck with being creative :o

ellewoods
05-17-2009, 12:27 PM
Sorry elle, but this is a "mourning" day for me. :shrug: Sure tomorrow I will be much better, but I need to assimilate this first.

I don't mean to underestimate the pain of all of you, but the fact that I was at the match kind of sucks for me, you know. Having to leave after the seocnd set broke me completly. And the stress I was under when I changed tyhe subway line 2 times to get my luggage iun the hostel and changing line again 3 times to get to the airport. All this time I knew he was playing and my sister was talking to me on the phone telling me the result...

I don't think I need to tell you how my flight was. :spit:

Anyway, you know me... tomorrow I will be drooling ove rthe photos I'll post here. ;) And this mathc will be long gone. :D

Oh I totally understand :hug:

My first match I saw with Nole was him in Brisbane this year and he lost. I was devastated for my entire trip up until the point I found out he was coming to Sydney. And until I met him and got my photo with him. But all the time before that I had this gut wrenching feeling inside.

As I said above, all I mean is that there are positives to this match and we should not forget them :) And that we should look forward to RG :bounce:

arm
05-17-2009, 12:29 PM
I am having thoughts of going to Wimby. :tape: :rolls:

*Ljubica*
05-17-2009, 12:29 PM
I understand it's hard and I don't want to take anyone's right to be sad over it (I mean gee, I could hardly sleep last night :tape: ) but I think it's just in everyone's best interests to have the positives reiterated :)

Tis true I have not yet started a thread. But I will need help with coming up with a tourney title as I suck with being creative :o

I'm not that creative either - Herdwick usually helps me with the Chat Thread ones :) You don't always HAVE to be creative anyway though - just something simple like "Allez Novak"or something would do the trick :D

I am having thoughts of going to Wimby. :tape: :rolls:

:eek: Well have to say I wouldn't recommend that - not unless sleeping on the pavement in the cold and :rain: appeals. Even I don't really go to Wimby and I live here :tape: RG would be better :) Or maybe Paris Bercy in November :D

arm
05-17-2009, 12:31 PM
Creative? Me neither and I think I managed to come up with a more or less good title for my first thread. ;) You'll get there!

arm
05-17-2009, 12:32 PM
I am having thoughts of going to Wimby. :tape: :rolls:

Or maybe not. :rolls: Just saw the ticket prices. :o :tape:

ellewoods
05-17-2009, 12:37 PM
Yeh I considered going to Wimby as well (on top of the Europe trip I had previously planned) but after factoring in all the prices of tickets, accommodation, flights...totally not worth it for just a couple of weeks :lol: Maybe when I move to London...which may never happen :o

When do RG draws come out?

*Ljubica*
05-17-2009, 12:37 PM
Or maybe not. :rolls: Just saw the ticket prices. :o :tape:

Yes - and you have to queue at least 12 hours in the :rain: to get them too :rolleyes: Like I said - really wouldn't recomend it after the sunshine and comparitive comfort of Madrid. You want to go to a nice one where seats can be bought in advance on the Net so no hassle or nasty "surprises" when you get there! I'm going to Basel in November - but have to admit the seat prices are even more expenswive there because Switzerland is sooooo expensive :rolleyes:

shuhrat
05-17-2009, 12:38 PM
I'm not different from you. I've been crying all the afternoon...
But if I can't get over this, how can I see him do that?
As I said before, he will be ok and we all wish he'll be then why not us?
For him and for yourselves, don't be distressed too deeply. :hug:
It takes some time to overcome ir so I'm not saying you shouldn't be sad right now, you know. ;)

arm
05-17-2009, 12:40 PM
Yeh I considered going to Wimby as well (on top of the Europe trip I had previously planned) but after factoring in all the prices of tickets, accommodation, flights...totally not worth it for just a couple of weeks :lol: Maybe when I move to London...which may never happen :o

When do RG draws come out?

Maybe one day you will. I want too. :p

Yes - and you have to queue at least 12 hours in the :rain: to get them too :rolleyes: Like I said - really wouldn't recomend it after the sunshine and comparitive comfort of Madrid. You want to go to a nice one where seats can be bought in advance on the Net so no hassle or nasty "surprises" when you get there! I'm going to Basel in November - but have to admit the seat prices are even more expenswive there because Switzerland is sooooo expensive :rolleyes:

I had the first thought ten min utes ago and it's already vanished now. :rolls:

I should think about other tournament then. Don't want to spend that mcuh money and time! :rolls:

*Ljubica*
05-17-2009, 12:41 PM
I'm not different from you. I've been crying all the afternoon...
But if I can't get over this, how can I see him do that?
As I said before, he will be ok and we all wish he'll be then why not us?
For him and for yourselves, don't be distressed too deeply. :hug:
It takes some time to overcome ir so I'm not saying you shouldn't be sad right now, you know. ;)

Hana :hug: We'll all get through it together I'm sure - and be stronger for it! And so will he :D


When do RG draws come out?

Not sure :shrug: Usually Thursday or Friday I think.


I should think about other tournament then. Don't want to spend that mcuh money and time! :rolls:

Most definitely. My advice to anyone going to live tennis for the first few occasions is to choose the smaller tournaments, where you can more easily get used to the way things work. After that, kind of "expand" to the bigger, more crowded, and more potentially difficult ones. To me, Wimbledon is by far the most difficult one I have ever been too - far too crowded, too expensive, and more chances of things going wrong.

arm
05-17-2009, 12:44 PM
How did Herdwick handle this? I don't have enough strengths to read back your posts. :shrug:

arm
05-17-2009, 12:49 PM
When I am sad I need to come up with new plans to overcome the sadness. That where the wimby idea come from.

And now I am ahving another idea: I think we should have a game thread in Nole's forum. Like teh ones in Non-Tennis but just for us. :bounce:

*Ljubica*
05-17-2009, 12:53 PM
How did Herdwick handle this? I don't have enough strengths to read back your posts. :shrug:

She was fine :D A few of the famous Herdwick "explosion" smileys, and she went quiet for a while just after the match, but she was back mid-evening chatting about Eurovision, and looking forward to her holiday. She likes Nadal, so I'm sure that helps - plus she appreciated that Nole fought hard til the end :D

arm
05-17-2009, 12:56 PM
She was fine :D A few of the famous Herdwick "explosion" smileys, and she went quiet for a while just after the match, but she was back mid-evening chatting about Eurovision, and looking forward to her holiday. She likes Nadal, so I'm sure that helps - plus she appreciated that Nole fought hard til the end :D

I seiroulsy doubt that the fact that she likes Nadal helped her overcoming this one. Maybe other matches yes, but not this one..

Is she gone by now? :awww: I wanted to say :wavey:...

*Ljubica*
05-17-2009, 12:59 PM
I seiroulsy doubt that the fact that she likes Nadal helped her overcoming this one. Maybe other matches yes, but not this one..

Is she gone by now? :awww: I wanted to say :wavey:...

Yes - she's already gone. She posted on this thread at about 5.00am this morning before they left for the Airport.

When I am sad I need to come up with new plans to overcome the sadness. That where the wimby idea come from.

And now I am ahving another idea: I think we should have a game thread in Nole's forum. Like teh ones in Non-Tennis but just for us. :bounce:

I am the same :) Which is why I was so thrilled to see that Nole is playing in Basel this year (found out a few days ago), because it's one of my own personal favourite tournaments, and it gives me something to plan for after my RG trip :)

And what kind of game did you have in mind?

arm
05-17-2009, 01:03 PM
Yes - she's already gone. She posted on this thread at about 5.00am this morning before they left for the Airport.



:awww: Just hope she has fun! :D :bounce: And I am sure she will. :rolls:

I am the same :) Which is why I was so thrilled to see that Nole is playing in Basel this year (found out a few days ago), because it's one of my own personal favourite tournaments, and it gives me something to plan for after my RG trip :)

That is great! :bounce:

And what kind of game did you have in mind?

That is where I need everyone's help. :rolls: Not in a creative mood today.. :awww: But I need to come up with plans. :bounce:

*Ljubica*
05-17-2009, 01:06 PM
:awww: Just hope she has fun! :D :bounce: And I am sure she will. :rolls:



That is great! :bounce:



That is where I need everyone's help. :rolls: Not in a creative mood today.. :awww: But I need to come up with plans. :bounce:

I'm not so creative myself either - think that's the same with all of us after yesterday :sad: But you are the youngest here, and younger people are said to recover more quickly than us "oldies", - so I will leave it to you :D

ellewoods
05-17-2009, 01:08 PM
My nose is blocked :awww: I can't get sick now dammit. Have exams and assignments coming up :bigcry:

BTW I like the idea of the game too Raquel. We could do like a one word per post to make a story kinda thread?

arm
05-17-2009, 01:09 PM
I'm not so creative myself either - think that's the same with all of us after yesterday :sad: But you are the youngest here, and younger people are said to recover more quickly than us "oldies", - so I will leave it to you :D

I always loved the "guess the city" game. :shrug: And we are all form different countries so it should be fun. Still, that thread already exists... if only I could come up witha adifferent idea for a game...

If we did the city game though, the thread started could make a ranking of posters. Every time we guessed one we received a certain number of points. This way we could comptete woith each others. ;)