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The 'Who is going to Jūrmala' Latvia-Slovenia DC thread

Nadie
07-12-2009, 06:23 PM
Europe/Africa Zone Group II, 3rd Round: Slovenia at Latvia
18 September - 20 September 2009

Tennis Centre "Lielupe", Jurmala
Stadium Capacity: 750
18 September - 20 September 2009
Day 1: 1400 hrs (1100 hrs GMT) tbc
Day 2: 1430 hrs (1130 hrs GMT) tbc
Day 3: 1400 hrs (1100 hrs GMT) tbc
Surface: Carpet (Velour) - Indoors
Ball Type: Wilson Tour Davis Cup


TICKET INFORMATION
1st Category:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 5 LVL

3-day ticket - 10 LVL

Youth: Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 1 LVL

Tel: +371 67105220
Website: http://www.bilesuserviss.lv

Nadie
07-12-2009, 06:25 PM
:wavey: So, who is coming? :aplot:

Alien
07-12-2009, 06:33 PM
They did it in Jurmala and in Bulgaria... and now they're to do it again at home! Travel around the Europe with the Latvian tennis stars (and their devoted fans)! Stay tuned... :lol:

ellen_
07-12-2009, 07:07 PM
...if someone can pick me up, yes :p

cath85
07-12-2009, 07:45 PM
I have an exam on the 21st, don't think I can make it :p

erica
07-12-2009, 08:32 PM
Well, if I can make it because of my studies (let's see where I'm accepted first.. Have to wait another week, eek!) count me in! :banana:

ekkikossar
07-12-2009, 11:06 PM
I hope to be there, too. Let's see what happens in a month, tho ;)

Lina
07-13-2009, 08:40 AM
Oh oh, tempting. But I'm currently also contemplating going to watch Team GB (and being patriotic, for a change. :P)

Nadie
07-13-2009, 08:36 PM
I wonder why our Latvians keep silence here :scratch: :awww:

underyourbridge
07-14-2009, 03:08 PM
I will go :yeah: (I'm afraid to celebrate too early :p)

I heard there is a plan to move Davis cup tie from Lielupe to Arēna Rīga (big indoor hall in Rīga) :scratch:

-Evita-
07-14-2009, 03:22 PM
:eek: This would be an excellent opportunity to meet some of the posters here :D I'm pretty sure I'll attend on Friday if I can make it, if not then on Saturday.

ekkikossar
07-14-2009, 06:23 PM
I heard there is a plan to move Davis cup tie from Lielupe to Arēna Rīga (big indoor hall in Rīga) :scratch:Uh, good to know... keep us informed!:worship:

-Evita-
07-14-2009, 08:03 PM
I heard there is a plan to move Davis cup tie from Lielupe to Arēna Rīga (big indoor hall in Rīga) :scratch:

At the moment it sounds more like wishful thinking. One obstacle is that the Riga Dinamo hockey team is scheduled to play in the arena on Monday and on Wednesday, and a commentator on esports.lv says that the arena has to be available for tennis during the whole week. Another obstacle is that it would make sense financially only if Gulbis participates in the tie (and he hasn't confirmed this yet). And another thing I remember reading a year or two ago is that the arena is not built for tennis, I remember this matter was discussed already and there was a technical problem, something didn't fit. I don't know, maybe it can be solved.

At the moment I give less than 10% that the tie will take place in the arena but I'll be glad if I'm wrong. The tickets sure would be more expensive in the arena but at least there would be place for everyone.

erica
07-17-2009, 12:52 PM
Booked flights to Riga for Davis Cup!! :D I don't know if I'll actually be able to go, but since I got Ryanair flights for that date for 2 €.. why not!! Exciting!! :banana:

Nadie
07-17-2009, 03:04 PM
Booked flights to Riga for Davis Cup!! :D I don't know if I'll actually be able to go, but since I got Ryanair flights for that date for 2 €.. why not!! Exciting!! :banana:

lucky lucky lucky you :p :p I cannot imagine such prices :sobbing: the cheapest flights from here start from 200 € :rolleyes: and it's only 516 miles away and the flight duration is one and a half hour :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Lina
07-24-2009, 01:14 PM
Booked flights to Riga for Davis Cup!! :D I don't know if I'll actually be able to go, but since I got Ryanair flights for that date for 2 €.. why not!! Exciting!! :banana:

ah, ryan air. how we love thee.


yeah. nope. not going. : ( stupid silly parentals.
and really am sure as hell as soon as i book my flights to Riga, Ernests announces not to play DC SO..........LOL.

(also that DC week seems to keep overlapping with my friends' holidays plans. baaah.)

erica
07-24-2009, 02:24 PM
ah, ryan air. how we love thee.


yeah. nope. not going. : ( stupid silly parentals.
and really am sure as hell as soon as i book my flights to Riga, Ernests announces not to play DC SO..........LOL.



But there's luckily so much more than Ernests to love in the Latvian team! :hearts:

jitterbug
07-24-2009, 02:31 PM
But there's luckily so much more than Ernests to love in the Latvian team! :hearts:

:cough: Karlis!

erica
07-24-2009, 03:46 PM
:cough: Karlis!

For example :p

Lina
07-24-2009, 06:00 PM
But there's luckily so much more than Ernests to love in the Latvian team! :hearts:


well, yes. this is true.
but ya know, for moi personally. the disappointment would be greaaat if ernie bb wasn't there. :P

Nadie
07-27-2009, 05:39 PM
ok, so there is some new info on daviscup.com

Tennis Centre "Lielupe", Jurmala
Stadium Capacity: 750
18 September - 20 September 2009
Day 1: 1400 hrs (1100 hrs GMT) tbc
Day 2: 1430 hrs (1130 hrs GMT) tbc
Day 3: 1400 hrs (1100 hrs GMT) tbc
Surface: Carpet (Velour) - Indoors

:banana: :banana:

-Evita-
07-27-2009, 06:01 PM
Hehe, doesn't surprise me in the least, I knew that Arena Riga was just wishful thinking :sigh: Anyway, I hope Ernests comes :unsure:

Nadie
08-07-2009, 04:24 PM
TICKET INFORMATION :p :p
1st Category:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 5 LVL

3-day ticket - 10 LVL

Youth: Friday, Saturday, Sunday - 1 LVL

Tel: +371 67105220
Website: http://www.bilesuserviss.lv

Alien
08-07-2009, 05:17 PM
Hehe, funny that they have the ticket information but the tickets are not available yet. :D

erica
08-07-2009, 06:37 PM
:banana:

I'm excited!

ekkikossar
08-08-2009, 08:48 AM
funny indeed! but at least now we know! :)

Thank you Nadia for posting the infos here! :worship:

Nadie
08-24-2009, 05:41 PM
Karlis won't play DC because of the knee injury :sad: :bigcry:

Vienspēļu rangā Adrians Žguns apsteidzis Kārli Lejnieku, kurš nesen guvis arī ceļgala savainojumu, kā rezultātā nevarēs palīdzēt Latvijas Deivisa kausa komandai septembrī paredzētajā spēlē pret Slovēniju

Nadie
08-27-2009, 05:25 PM
team Latvija :p

Ernests Gulbis
Andis Juška
Deniss Pavlovs
Artūrs Kazijevs

tickets avialable starting on September, 1

erica
08-27-2009, 10:12 PM
NO KARLIS?!?! :bigcry:

jitterbug
08-27-2009, 11:01 PM
NO KARLIS?!?! :bigcry:

:awww: :hug:

Nadie
08-28-2009, 06:13 PM
NO KARLIS?!?! :bigcry:

:sad: no Kārlis playing DC







but who knows, propably he will around supporting his team mates :p

erica
08-28-2009, 06:21 PM
but who knows, propably he will around supporting his team mates :p

So that means that I can still see him and stalk him? :p That's good enough!

Nadie
08-28-2009, 06:25 PM
So that means that I can still see him and stalk him? :p That's good enough!

Let's keep fingers crossed :aplot:

Alien
08-28-2009, 08:33 PM
but who knows, propably he will around supporting his team mates :p

I hope that's how it will be... :D

Nadie
08-28-2009, 08:44 PM
I hope that's how it will be... :D

:banana: Dancing Karluša! :banana:

Alien
08-28-2009, 08:51 PM
:banana: Dancing Karluša! :banana:

Oh... that's actually an interesting though... will they play music during changeovers? :banana:

Nadie
08-28-2009, 08:51 PM
Oh... that's actually an interesting though... will they play music during changeovers? :banana:

On Sunday? :aplot: :banana:

Alien
08-28-2009, 08:55 PM
On Sunday? :aplot: :banana:

I really wouldn't mind if they started on Friday... :bigclap:

Nadie
08-28-2009, 09:05 PM
I really wouldn't mind if they started on Friday... :bigclap:

:music: :music:

should we provide them with a playlist? :p

Alien
08-28-2009, 09:09 PM
:music: :music:

should we provide them with a playlist? :p

They should better ask the players to provide playlists... Can you imagine the playlist by Andis? :dance:

Nadie
08-28-2009, 09:18 PM
They should better ask the players to provide playlists... Can you imagine the playlist by Andis? :dance:

Playlist by Andis? I'd better not imagine that :angel:

I spoke about playlists, because in Belgrade ATP they had those ONE disc with 7-10 songs and they just put in shuffle mode every day, every match, every changeover :devil: those songs stuck in our heads.. I suppose I remember some lyrics of them even now :help:

erica
08-28-2009, 09:54 PM
Playlist by Andis? I'd better not imagine that :angel:

I spoke about playlists, because in Belgrade ATP they had those ONE disc with 7-10 songs and they just put in shuffle mode every day, every match, every changeover :devil: those songs stuck in our heads.. I suppose I remember some lyrics of them even now :help:

And was it only Serbian music? :lol: Poor you..

Nadie
08-28-2009, 09:58 PM
And was it only Serbian music? :lol: Poor you..

I wished it was Balkan music, Toše and etc! :o No, we had to listen to Morandi, Madonna, Inna, Ian Carey and etc :o 10 songs all day round... :banghead:

ekkikossar
08-29-2009, 12:38 PM
I can not understand... the tickets are apparently on sale now, but I can not see the "ticket for all 3 days" option yet... Anyone understands more than me? (hope so)

Alien
08-29-2009, 01:19 PM
I can not understand... the tickets are apparently on sale now, but I can not see the "ticket for all 3 days" option yet... Anyone understands more than me? (hope so)

Seems they don't have it there. It's either that they have changed their mind and there won't be such an option at all, or that they haven't added it on the site yet... :shrug:

erica
08-30-2009, 08:39 PM
You who've been to DC in Latvia before (so Nadia and Elena,I guess there aren't any other ones :p); is it OK to buy tickets on the door, or are there a lot of people? I don't want to buy them beforehand but obviously I don't want to be left without a ticket either!

Nadie
08-30-2009, 09:04 PM
You who've been to DC in Latvia before (so Nadia and Elena,I guess there aren't any other ones :p); is it OK to buy tickets on the door, or are there a lot of people? I don't want to buy them beforehand but obviously I don't want to be left without a ticket either!

:scratch: I guess DC in Latvia with Gulbis differs much from DC played in Latvia without Gulbis. :shrug: As there wasn't much people who looked forward to watch such exciting matches against Moldova, it was OK to buy tickets in the box office in Riga.

But since Ernests is announced to play this tie, I really don't know what to advise.. It's better to ask people who had an experience of booking tickets for DC when Ernests played.
I remember some MTFers were at DC matches against Bulgaria with Gulbis, they posted their reports in our old thread. I have no idea if they still visit the board..

Alien
08-30-2009, 09:15 PM
:scratch: I guess DC in Latvia with Gulbis differs much from DC played in Latvia without Gulbis. :shrug: As there wasn't much people who looked forward to watch such exciting matches against Moldova, it was OK to buy tickets in the box office in Riga.


Moreover it was possible to buy the tickets right at the entrance and that's what some people did. But the situation is different now... :shrug: I don't know the number of people interested in tennis and willing to go to Lielupe to watch Gulbis and support the team.

Nadie
09-05-2009, 09:03 AM
I can not understand... the tickets are apparently on sale now, but I can not see the "ticket for all 3 days" option yet... Anyone understands more than me? (hope so)

there won't be "ticket for all 3 days" :awww: :(

ekkikossar
09-05-2009, 10:45 AM
there won't be "ticket for all 3 days" :awww: :(
Yep, I had imagined... Thanks for confirming anyway! :)
I JUST hate the automatic allocation system they have :rolleyes: And I suppose central row 1, "A tribine" is not available (at least not on the website). What do you think?

Nadie
09-08-2009, 06:59 PM
I JUST hate the automatic allocation system they have :rolleyes: And I suppose central row 1, "A tribine" is not available (at least not on the website). What do you think?

well, I am glad, that at least there is a possibility to book tickets online being outside Latvia :p :shrug:

Nadie
09-08-2009, 07:02 PM
there are official team nominations at daviscup.com :D

Latvia
Ernests GULBIS
Andis JUSKA
Deniss PAVLOVS
Arturs KAZIJEVS
Team Captain
Girts DZELDE

Slovenia
Grega ZEMLJA
Blaz KAVCIC
Luka GREGORC
Andrej KRACMAN
Team Captain
Blaz TRUPEJ

-Evita-
09-16-2009, 10:42 AM
So who's going? I bought my ticket for Friday today :) More than a half of seats were still free so there should be no problem buying tickets on Friday once you get there, I think. But I've never been to the tennis center before so I don't really know what it's like there.

Alien
09-16-2009, 10:59 AM
Nadia and me are coming for all DC days. :)

erica
09-16-2009, 02:55 PM
I'll be there! I'm flying to Riga tomorrow night, and have tickets for Friday and Saturday (thanks to Camilla who bought them! :hug:). I'm so excited!

ellen_
09-16-2009, 09:32 PM
I'm not going, but I hope you'll all enjoy (and win!). Cheer for them whenever they need it, yell and swear at them whenever you think they need it :p Have some nice meetings and some drinks for me too.

We'll keep an eye on the forum, and the scoreboard :rocker:

cath85
09-16-2009, 10:08 PM
I'm not gonna say I'm not jealous of everyone who is gonna be there, coz it would be a lie :p would have been awesome to all meet up at DC :hearts: but my exams have to go first, sadly.
you can have drinks for me too (you'll end up drunk I can feel it :lol: ) have fun! and don't forget to take a few pics for the sad souls sitting at home and studying :p can't wait to hear from everyone

ellen_
09-17-2009, 06:58 AM
Oh I won't deny I'm a bit jealous either :angel: And since I'm starting to work again on Monday, some pictures would be a nice consolation indeed :p

Btw, can anyone tell if we'll have a stream?

-Evita-
09-17-2009, 08:32 AM
Oh I won't deny I'm a bit jealous either :angel: And since I'm starting to work again on Monday, some pictures would be a nice consolation indeed :p

Btw, can anyone tell if we'll have a stream?

I don't know. I think last time there was one on esports.lv so maybe they'll have one this time too. But they haven't announced it yet.

Nadie
09-17-2009, 10:43 AM
I don't know. I think last time there was one on esports.lv so maybe they'll have one this time too. But they haven't announced it yet.

Last time esports' livestream worked only for Latvia :sad:

Btw,greetings from Riga! The weather is just gorgeous here. :banana:

cath85
09-17-2009, 07:44 PM
looks like this is what the matches are gonna be like:

R1 - A.JUSKA (LAT) v. G.ZEMLJA (SLO)
R2 - E.GULBIS (LAT) v. L.GREGORC (SLO)
R3 - E.GULBIS / D.PAVLOVS (LAT) v. L.GREGORC / G.ZEMLJA (SLO)
R4 - E.GULBIS (LAT) v. G.ZEMLJA (SLO)
R5 - A.JUSKA (LAT) v. L.GREGORC (SLO)

I'm starting to get excited, just wish I could be in Latvia too

the matches are gonna start at 2pm local time tomorrow :banana:

cath85
09-17-2009, 07:58 PM
found a pic from the press conference:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/30294534.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1253214853&Signature=bUv7nhlryU%2FXvMdyA3olkVJ156U%3D

cath85
09-17-2009, 08:07 PM
and one more on here:
http://www.diena.lv/lat/sports/teniss/latvijas-tenisisti-gatavi-cinities-par-ieklusanu-pirmaja-grupa
with gumy at the left apparently

-Evita-
09-17-2009, 08:09 PM
There was a bit of video in today's evening news. They asked Ernests (as the leader of our team) about our chances to win, and he was very cute :lol: He said he feels great, the team atmosphere is great, they've played together for a long time now, they're all friends, the practices have been going well and basically our chances are good :lol:

Edit: Here's a quote from the Diena article:

Kopumā jūtos labi. Pirmo reizi sezonā jūtu, ka spēlēju to tenisu, kādu man vajadzētu spēlēt. Netraucē apziņa, ka no mana snieguma lielā mērā atkarīgs komandas rezultāts. Tā ir realitāte. Mēģināšu parādīt labāko sniegumu, katru reizi, kad vajadzēs iet laukumā.

"I feel good. For the first time this season, I feel I'm playing the kind of tennis I should be playing. The fact that my matches will be key to winning doesn't bother me (doesn't pressure me). It's the reality. I'll try to play my best every time I'm on the court."

cath85
09-17-2009, 08:21 PM
thanks for sharing! there's no chance the news can be rewatched online?

ellen_
09-17-2009, 08:24 PM
Thanks! I just wish we could also watch something :awww:

-Evita-
09-17-2009, 08:52 PM
I've got good news for you :) Bookmark this link - http://www.ltvarhivs.lv/ltv/14/4837

You can watch the news there. Today's video is not there yet but I think it should be added later tonight. You have to click the red 'Skatīties' to watch. It works only in IE. Once you click the link it will ask you to get a licence, it's fine, the licence is free :p You also have to install the ActiveX control when it asks you. If you get stuck just close the window and start again. Once you get the licence you'll be able to watch the video for 48 hours.

And now the even-better news. There's a video from Lielupe also in yesterday's news! That's from September 16th. It starts at around 34:00 so you have to fast-forward the most of the video. The ff'ing is very, khm, not-user-friendly, you'll see what I mean, you have to press the ff button and then wait 5 minutes and then see where you are and fast forward again :rolleyes:

Happy watching :wavey:

cath85
09-17-2009, 09:24 PM
thanks for the tip. can't watch it right now though, IE is being a b*tch and won't load any page :shrug: hope it will work later

ellen_
09-17-2009, 10:02 PM
Thanks! Guess they just wanted to make sure we'd watch the whole news :lol:

They were working rather hard in the video of yesterday! :eek: And now I'm really getting excited too :yippee:

cath85
09-17-2009, 10:15 PM
and I still can't see it :sobbing: I see some pictures of the vid, but they only move like every 10 minutes and it's always the same ones :lol:

TravelingFanGirl
09-18-2009, 01:05 AM
I was able to see it! I don't get the oppertunity to hear him speak Latvian very often. Mostly Russian. I think it's adorable that he sounds similar to the way he sounds when speaking english! Thanks for sharing!

banhhe
09-18-2009, 07:22 AM
found a pic from the press conference:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/large/30294534.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0ZRYP5X5F6FSMBCCSE82&Expires=1253214853&Signature=bUv7nhlryU%2FXvMdyA3olkVJ156U%3D
It's expired and I cannot see it :sobbing:

cath85
09-18-2009, 10:09 AM
It's expired and I cannot see it :sobbing:

can you see it with this link? http://twitpic.com/i1beu

banhhe
09-18-2009, 12:48 PM
can you see it with this link? http://twitpic.com/i1beu

oh, thank you :), but with this quality, I can barely see his face :shrug:

ellen_
09-18-2009, 01:00 PM
Nadia posted in the DC forum that Andis lost the first set 6-1.

banhhe
09-18-2009, 01:10 PM
is there any livestream or livescore? :confused:

ellen_
09-18-2009, 01:24 PM
Until now, I only found this http://sportacentrs.com/teniss/latvijas_sportisti/18092009-live_andis_juska_grega_zemla You might wanna open the google translator too :p

I think Andis lost the 2nd set 6-1 too.

banhhe
09-18-2009, 01:40 PM
it seems that Ernests has to win 3 consecutive matches to secure a victory for them
Come on!!!! :rocker2:

banhhe
09-18-2009, 01:51 PM
Andis lost 6-1 6-1 6-4 :sad:, Ernie next :rocker2:

cath85
09-18-2009, 02:47 PM
Gregorc is leading Ernie 4-2. If I understood correctly, Ernie had a few opportunities to break, but took none

banhhe
09-18-2009, 03:00 PM
oh my god, it's 5-3 now and he wasted so many breakpoints :banghead:

cath85
09-18-2009, 03:07 PM
the first set is lost... 4/6

cath85
09-18-2009, 04:00 PM
lost the second set in a tb 3-7...

Johnny Ice
09-18-2009, 04:33 PM
Gulbis serving for the third set

cath85
09-18-2009, 04:34 PM
he took it, 6-4

Johnny Ice
09-18-2009, 04:35 PM
Gulbis 6-4, forces 4th set

Johnny Ice
09-18-2009, 04:59 PM
break points all over the place, but 2-2 in the 4th

ellen_
09-18-2009, 05:07 PM
I think he broke :yeah: 3*-2

And held serve too, 4-2*

Johnny Ice
09-18-2009, 05:10 PM
confirmed

Gulbis 4-2 in the 4th

is this in Latvia?

ellen_
09-18-2009, 05:15 PM
5-3* :rocker:

ellen_
09-18-2009, 05:21 PM
6-4! :woohoo: He's giving the fangirls something worth for their money.

banhhe
09-18-2009, 05:23 PM
come on Ernie :music::banana:

Johnny Ice
09-18-2009, 05:30 PM
5th set

ellen_
09-18-2009, 05:34 PM
He got broken... 2*-0

ellen_
09-18-2009, 05:40 PM
3-0* down :rolleyes:

Johnny Ice
09-18-2009, 05:47 PM
Gulbis down 5-2

Johnny Ice
09-18-2009, 05:54 PM
Gulbis breaks to stay in the match, 4-5 on serve

banhhe
09-18-2009, 05:56 PM
come one Ernie, no more mistakes :rocker2:

ellen_
09-18-2009, 05:58 PM
5-5! :rocker:

Johnny Ice
09-18-2009, 05:59 PM
5-5

ellen_
09-18-2009, 06:00 PM
6-5* Erno serving :scared: :bolt:

ellen_
09-18-2009, 06:03 PM
6-6! Come ooooon!

Johnny Ice
09-18-2009, 06:11 PM
Gulbis serving for the match

ellen_
09-18-2009, 06:13 PM
He WON! :eek: :bounce: :woohoo:

:bowdown:

Johnny Ice
09-18-2009, 06:13 PM
GSM Gulbis 4:6, 6:7, 6:4, 6:4, 8:6.

banhhe
09-18-2009, 06:18 PM
he didn't give up :worship:
a lot of :hug: and :kiss: for him
:woohoo::woohoo::banana::banana:

Proxima2
09-18-2009, 06:19 PM
Congrats, Ernests! :bounce: :woohoo:

Johnny Ice
09-18-2009, 06:28 PM
all credit for the win goes to Gumy Bear

cath85
09-18-2009, 07:04 PM
wow, I just saw the result on esports and then I came on here to see that he was down 2-5 :eek: I am so proud of him that he turned it around :cool:
and I am also happy that I had to leave and didn't have to stay for the whole match, I think my nerves would have killed me :lol:

and I just got a text from cami saying that he was very pumped up and believed in victory until the end! she said they screamed all the air out of their lungs when he finally won. oh to be in Latvia right now :rolleyes:

-Evita-
09-18-2009, 07:31 PM
all credit for the win goes to Gumy Bear

All credit goes to the public, the support for him was enormous and it helped turn things around in the final set :worship: :p

Nadie
09-18-2009, 09:14 PM
All credit goes to the public, the support for him was enormous and it helped turn things around in the final set :worship: :p

I feel a bit sad and sorry for Andis - the stands didn't show him any support. He looked like a beaten dog after the match. :awww:

:unsure: And I wonder if the crowd was goingto kill Ernie if he lost the match in 5th set :angel:

-Evita-
09-18-2009, 09:48 PM
Nah, they would have forgiven Ernests, besides we're not that blood-thirsty :lol:

The photos I took are mostly no good but the videos are pretty decent (as they should be for the size they take up, I have approx. 30 mins on video and it takes up 3 GB :rolleyes:). So I'm thinking the best thing to do is make a torrent out of those. I have the coin toss, some random episodes from the first two sets, then nothing from sets 3 & 4 and then a lot from the fifth set including Ernest's break(s) and the end of the match.

cath85
09-18-2009, 10:18 PM
cool, can't wait to see it :D
did you guys all meet at the matches? make sure to take a fan group pic :p

cath85
09-19-2009, 05:22 AM
there are some pics on here ;) he's been flirting with the chair umpire again :lol:
http://sportacentrs.com/teniss/latvijas_sportisti/galerijas/romans_koksarovs/4917?show_thumbs&all_comments=1&picture=1

and some more:
http://www.diena.lv/lat/sports/futbols/foto-kaislibas-gulbja-un-gregorca-tenisa-spele#gallery
I especially love this one: http://www.diena.lv/upload/article/0069/688612/927444_BIG_1253295989.jpg
oh and this one but for different reasons :lol: http://www.diena.lv/upload/article/0069/688612/927462_BIG_1253296014.jpg
and I think I spotted nadia and elena on the last one:p


http://www.diena.lv/lat/sports/teniss/ernestu-gulbi-trenes-bijusais-marata-safina-treneris
and more: http://www.diena.lv/lat/sports/teniss/deivisa-kausa-macs-latvija-slovenija-gulbis-pret-gregorcu#comments
http://www.diena.lv/upload/article/0069/688568/927152_BIG_1253281507.jpg
http://www.diena.lv/upload/article/0069/688568/927161_BIG_1253281540.jpg

-Evita-
09-19-2009, 08:46 AM
I wrote a report in the match thread - read it here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9129889&postcount=24) :)

TravelingFanGirl
09-19-2009, 08:52 AM
there are some pics on here ;) he's been flirting with the chair umpire again :lol:

oh and this one but for different reasons :lol: http://www.diena.lv/upload/article/0069/688612/927462_BIG_1253296014.jpg





I don't think he was flirting with the umpire. He didn't look that happy.

:haha: Gangster Ernests! He'll F up a B**ch! :lol: Who was that directed to? The Umpire he was flirting with? :lol:

He didn't look happy at the lines person. Wonder if he threated to shove a ball down her throat. The pictures where he is yelling at her makes me giggle. Hes so cute when hes angry! :lol:

So much love I have with all those pictures! :worship: Thank you! :hug:

:haha: :haha: http://www.diena.lv/lat/sports/teniss/deivisa-kausa-macs-latvija-slovenija-gulbis-pret-gregorcu#p_16 Picture 16. :haha:

ellen_
09-19-2009, 09:44 AM
Thanks Cath :worship: The fistpumps are amazing.

And Thanks Evita too for the report! :hug:

cath85
09-19-2009, 11:32 AM
thanks for the report evita ;)

Proxima2
09-19-2009, 11:55 AM
Thanks Cath and Evita! :yeah:
I can't wait for the next photos and reports! :D

-Evita-
09-19-2009, 12:43 PM
This was the first time I was present at a Gulbis match. Of course, I knew his game, his service motion and his other habits from watching TV/live streams before but one thing I hadn't noticed earlier (or perhaps he just started doing it recently) was his come-ons. I mean, usually when he hits a nice winner he just shakes his arm/wrist and doesn't get overly excited about it. Last night, especially in the fifth set, he was getting so pumped up that he did his come-on's Nadal-style :eek: Maybe I caught one of them on video, I'm not sure. I was actually happy to see that, I think he needs to display these positive emotions more. But that stuff I wrote about being pissed off at line judges, he needs to tone it down.

There were several controversial points in the match. The biggest was probably in the last game when Gulbis was serving. He was 15-0 and then he served and a line judge called it out but Gulbis didn't notice it (I think) and thought it was an ace so he started preparing for the next point, got the towel and all. But Gregorc thought there would be a second serve so he stayed where he was. Gulbis noticed that and went to the umpire to find out what was going on. I couldn't hear them but after speaking for a while Gulbis went back and started preparing for the next point (not a second serve). At that point the scoreboard switched to 30-0 so Gregorc went to the umpire. Apparently the umpire had overruled the call and it was an ace. Gregorc was sure it had been out but there was nothing he could do. So Gulbis got the point. The umpire was a woman, by the way, and she was speaking so quietly that sometimes I couldn't hear her over the public.

There were at least two times that Gregorc was serving a second serve and it was out (I could see it clearly and everyone around me could see it too) but it was not called out and they kept playing. The first time was in the first set and the DF would have given Ernie a BP but instead Gregorc got game point. Oh well. Maybe the bad light was the cause of the bad line calls.

Overall it seemed that Ernests was dissatisfied with something or other for a lot of the match, for most of the time actually, that's why I was so happy to see some positive emotions from him towards the end.

You all probably have noticed how, when he is receiving, he likes to take the ball (I mean after the play has stopped) and hit it to the ballkids at the other end. I thought it was funny how a couple of times he tried to get to the ball to hit it back but the ballkid got there first and didn't notice Ernie hovering above them and wanting the ball :lol: The ball often got behind the, how do you call them, the advertisement boards? :scratch: It was hard for ball kids to go behind them, between the boards and the wall, and get to the ball, and a couple of times Ernie even tried to do it himself just to get to the ball first :lol:

ellen_
09-19-2009, 12:48 PM
Evita! :worship:

I also noticed the fistpumps with the facial expressions and all on the pictures, it's really lovely to see. The venting might help him too, he shouldn't be passive - it doesn't suit him, being a headcase :angel:

cath85
09-19-2009, 12:57 PM
from what I understood from camilla's text, he was particularly pumped up, so yeah it isn't usual for him to fistpump that much. but I love it when he does it, it can only help him

krfreak
09-19-2009, 01:07 PM
Thanks for the report,Evita!:worship: He's getting us all excited!

ellen_
09-19-2009, 01:12 PM
from what I understood from camilla's text, he was particularly pumped up, so yeah it isn't usual for him to fistpump that much. but I love it when he does it, it can only help him

:haha: Oh dear, was that Latvian water involved?

krfreak
09-19-2009, 01:27 PM
Btw, loved that pic with him and his phone!:hearts: Thanks for all the pics!

ellen_
09-19-2009, 01:29 PM
They really wanna kill our girls there :help: Came back from a break down (Deniss) and at TB now.

cath85
09-19-2009, 01:36 PM
:haha: Oh dear, was that Latvian water involved?

lol no I didn't mean it that way :lol: I meant that I interpreted that from what she said, because she didn't literally say he's never been that pumped up, but I understood that was what she meant :p

ellen_
09-19-2009, 01:37 PM
Set :yippee:

banhhe
09-19-2009, 02:02 PM
thanks Cath for the pics and Evita for the reports :yeah:
as I tried to understand from the text they got broken again :rolleyes: 3-4*
Come one :rocker2:!!!!

ellen_
09-19-2009, 02:09 PM
I think it was Denis again who lost his serve :awww: 4-5* down now, and Ernie just smashed his racquet which apparently helped him to win his game :p

banhhe
09-19-2009, 02:11 PM
lost the set 4-6 :sad:

banhhe
09-19-2009, 02:35 PM
apparently they got broken again :banghead: , Ernie's serve this time
2*-4

ellen_
09-19-2009, 02:39 PM
Broken again? 2-5* :rolleyes: Oh help.

banhhe
09-19-2009, 02:40 PM
2-5* :mad:

ellen_
09-19-2009, 02:44 PM
:wavey: Set #3! 2-6.

Nadie
09-19-2009, 02:45 PM
Should we crawl during the next changeover and smash Ernie with the bottle of water? :scratch:

ellen_
09-19-2009, 02:50 PM
And why not Deniss also? :p They play with 2, I thought.

erica
09-19-2009, 02:50 PM
at least pageboy is a great cheerleader.. Break! 2-0!

cath85
09-19-2009, 02:56 PM
oh I can literally picture deivids again, biting his nails :lol:

Nadie
09-19-2009, 02:56 PM
Because Denis is playing much better atm
4 set 4*-0 Latvia

Nadie
09-19-2009, 03:00 PM
5-0 *

Latvija jaauzvar!

Nadie
09-19-2009, 03:10 PM
6-2 :woohoo:

ellen_
09-19-2009, 03:11 PM
Nice :yeah: Now no meltdown please!

banhhe
09-19-2009, 03:13 PM
:woohoo::rocker:

Nadie
09-19-2009, 03:26 PM
Latvija 2-1 *

Nadie
09-19-2009, 03:39 PM
3-4*

Slovenia breaks :sad:

schorsch
09-19-2009, 03:45 PM
Full score atm :confused: ?

Nadie
09-19-2009, 03:48 PM
4-5*

Ernie/Deniss just saved 3 mps :scared:

ellen_
09-19-2009, 03:51 PM
Full score atm :confused: ?

7-6, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 4-5*

Nadie
09-19-2009, 03:52 PM
76 46 26 62 46

Gsm Slovenia.

ellen_
09-19-2009, 03:54 PM
:awww: What a shame. Anything possible now :help:

Proxima2
09-19-2009, 03:54 PM
:sad:

banhhe
09-19-2009, 03:55 PM
:sobbing:

schorsch
09-19-2009, 04:47 PM
:o

Nadie
09-19-2009, 07:52 PM
Deniss was :yeah: today but he couldn't play alone against two players... or even three... :o :smash:

ellen_
09-19-2009, 09:33 PM
Deniss was :yeah: today but he couldn't play alone against two players... or even three... :o :smash:

Was Erno that bad? :o

Nadie
09-20-2009, 08:36 AM
Was Erno that bad? :o

To be honest,Ernests reminded me yesterday sometimes Harry Potter playing quidditch. Ernests didn't even try to move for ball. He just stood with his mouth widely opened as if he was waiting for the Golden Snitch to fly into it. :lol:

Oh,and Deniss almost ran into stands where Erica and Camilla were :angel:

Nadie
09-20-2009, 10:50 AM
While we are on the train to Lielupe, we discussed yesterday's match once and came to one more conclusion. In all his efforts to be like Marat Ernests totally forgot one important thing: no matter how bad you play for yourself,you should do more than you can when you play for your team. This is what Marat always did. :sad: Ernests may have Marat's style,Marat's coach, pageboy like Marat used to have and probably girls like Marat has but without that thing he is not Marat.

banhhe
09-20-2009, 11:26 AM
I think we shouldn't accuse him so soon like that :(
Obviously, before DC, he's already known his importance in the team, that's why he didn't give up on Friday's match :bowdown:. May be that five-setter affected him somehow in the double's match :sad: and I'm really worried about his physical condition today :awww:
Anyway, good luck for them today :hug:

ellen_
09-20-2009, 12:34 PM
Erno is a break up? 5-2*

I forgot they started to play at 2pm btw, and not at 2.30pm :tape:

First set :yeah: 6-2

cath85
09-20-2009, 12:39 PM
he won the gfirst set 6-2

banhhe
09-20-2009, 01:02 PM
2*-5 :sad: Come on!!!

ellen_
09-20-2009, 01:10 PM
Oh no, not again :rolleyes: 3-6

banhhe
09-20-2009, 01:40 PM
5*-3 :yeah:

cath85
09-20-2009, 01:42 PM
6-3!

ellen_
09-20-2009, 01:45 PM
Now GOOO for that 4th set!

cath85
09-20-2009, 02:26 PM
Geims, sets un mačs - 6:2, 3:6, 6:3, 7:5 Gulbim :woohoo:

ellen_
09-20-2009, 02:28 PM
Good! :bounce: At least he won 2 singles matches in a row.

And now.... :bolt:

banhhe
09-20-2009, 02:28 PM
:yippee:

Proxima2
09-20-2009, 02:30 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

banhhe
09-20-2009, 02:56 PM
Good luck Andis :)

ellen_
09-20-2009, 03:10 PM
On serve, 3-2*. I am really nervous btw :tape: :help:

banhhe
09-20-2009, 03:16 PM
4*-2 :bounce:

ellen_
09-20-2009, 03:17 PM
:woohoo: He broke!

banhhe
09-20-2009, 03:20 PM
5-2* :dance:

ellen_
09-20-2009, 03:27 PM
6-3! :yippee:

banhhe
09-20-2009, 03:27 PM
set 6-3 :yeah:

cath85
09-20-2009, 03:41 PM
:woohoo:

erica
09-20-2009, 04:12 PM
andis took the 2nd set.. Our spirits are very high :D :banana:

cath85
09-20-2009, 04:18 PM
:aparty:

ellen_
09-20-2009, 04:19 PM
Andis! :worship: :woohoo:

ellen_
09-20-2009, 04:44 PM
:bounce: He won!! And they won!! :aparty:

cath85
09-20-2009, 04:45 PM
:aparty: :woohoo:

-Evita-
09-20-2009, 04:50 PM
Well, that went better than I expected :lol:

banhhe
09-20-2009, 05:04 PM
:woohoo::music:

Proxima2
09-20-2009, 05:22 PM
:bounce: :woohoo:

cath85
09-20-2009, 10:12 PM
don't think these have been posted:
http://www.diena.lv/lat/sports/teniss/juska-pirmaja-seta-uzvar-kavcicu-izskirosaja-deivisa-kausa-spele
http://www.diena.lv/lat/sports/teniss/gulbis-pirmaja-seta-uzvar-zemlu

TravelingFanGirl
09-20-2009, 11:35 PM
don't think these have been posted:
http://www.diena.lv/lat/sports/teniss/juska-pirmaja-seta-uzvar-kavcicu-izskirosaja-deivisa-kausa-spele
http://www.diena.lv/lat/sports/teniss/gulbis-pirmaja-seta-uzvar-zemlu

:eek: Ernests with Momma & Monika! They are such a beautiful family!
And I do love it when that boy smiles! :p

cath85
09-20-2009, 11:53 PM
oh my, I'm glad you pointed out that picture with mommy and sister, because it wasn't up yet when I posted the link!

banhhe
09-21-2009, 05:55 AM
Thanks Cath for the link :)

krfreak
09-21-2009, 08:59 AM
Thanks for the link! :)

Proxima2
09-21-2009, 12:47 PM
Thanks Cath! :D Beautiful pic with family :cool:

erica
09-21-2009, 04:10 PM
I'm back from Latvia, which is strange - feels like it was just yesterday that I left? :o So my visit was rather short, unfortunately, and on top of everything I caught a cold and sounded like an elephant blowing my nose all the time :lol:

Some random observations from the weekend (we were thinking of these with Cami last night :D)
-Pageboy is a very enthusiastic cheerleader. He actually has this really scary look on his face when he's yelling "davai", and I just wouldn't want to run into him in a dark alley..

-Pageboy tried to run us over with a big, black, shiny car. I guess he doesn't want to share Ernests :p (he was moving the car closer to the tennis center, and I guess wanted to show off by driving very fast)
---> In general I feel like he's EVERYWHERE. He somehow turns up behind every corner..

-I asked to be in a photo with Ernests, together with Cami's Latvian flag. However, when I suggested the flag should also be in it he said "OK, but you hold it, I'm too tired". Which made me feel both embarrased and confused, so in the picture I'm sort of trying to hide the flag behind my back. At least he's smiling in the picture, so I forgave him for the strange response..! (I mean, who's too tired to hold his own flag? :scratch:)

-Ernests' temper. He was complaining about calls, which I do understand, since the line men were quite horrible, but I think he used way too much energy on it. He also broke a racket during the doubles, and as we've all seen in pictures, showed the finger..

-The team spirit! It was a lot of fun to watch them during the breaks.

-Karlis & his fashion taste. The brotherhood of the rippes jeans, indeed.. :hearts:

These are all the observations my tired brain can come up with right now.. All in all I had a great time, I don't even regret getting this horrible cold that makes me feel like my head is gonna explode. I hope that next year I'll have the chance to go back to Riga for DC!

cath85
09-21-2009, 07:06 PM
thanks erica for your report.
oh my the pageboy trying to kill you, I would have loved to say that baby faced kid drive a luxurious car :lol:
I already knew about the flag incident, not very nice of ernie... he should be happy to hold the flag with his fans, but I guess he's not used to carry such heavy weights :p

now take care of that cold :hug:

ellen_
09-21-2009, 07:09 PM
Pageboy really is everywhere :lol: It's kind of... intriguing, really. Thanks for your report, I love these kind of stories :hug:

ellen_
09-21-2009, 07:13 PM
Is the picture in the pics thread here? I haven't seen it. :devil:

Here it is! Yes... I did save it :o :rolls:

ellen_
09-21-2009, 09:35 PM
:haha: Great stuff! Thanks for the pic. Was he "aiming" that toward a linesman or the other player?

I think it was towards a linesman. Oh dear, can you imagine him doing that to another player :tape:

PinkFeatherBoa
09-22-2009, 10:44 PM
:banana: Delayed celebration for their win but happy about it. But now they're promoted and Britain went down a group, was hoping to get to see them here in London. Typical.

Thanks for all the updates from everyone who went, sounds like it was a great tie.

ps. The finger needed a pride of place. ;)

wideeyedmuse
09-23-2009, 03:36 AM
I think it was towards a linesman. Oh dear, can you imagine him doing that to another player :tape:

LOL. the middle finger bit is hilarious. :eek:

Alien
09-24-2009, 04:58 PM
-Pageboy tried to run us over with a big, black, shiny car. I guess he doesn't want to share Ernests :p (he was moving the car closer to the tennis center, and I guess wanted to show off by driving very fast)

Yeah, that was impressive :drive: :lol:

All in all the DC was great. There were more people than in March. (I try not to think that I haven't seen Russian team since April last year and have seen Latvian team for the second time this year). :o The crowd was supportive too. Well, during Andis match on Friday everybody was still asleep probably, but during Ernests match people woke up. And it was loud indeed. Though the whole Friday was a bit disappointing, because Andis lost and because Ernie needed 5 sets to win against Gregorc. :tape:
On Saturday we kind of expected problems on Denis serve considering his latest results. They did struggle with it more but it was quite surprising to see Denis running for every single ball while Ernests just stood there watching him. :rolleyes:
I don't know where I've been on Sunday during Ernests match. I mean I was there, but I don't remember a single point from it. I just remember that somewhere in the middle of it we realised it would be Kavcic who would play the last rubber for Slovenia and felt sorry and worried for Andis. :unsure: But Andis braced himself and won bringing Latvia back into the 1st group. :rocker2:

Oh yeah, and the weather was so fine there that I got tanned while we were walking before the matches each day. :angel: :lol:

Nadie
09-25-2009, 04:33 PM
Davis Cup Friday: the team cheering Ernests :cool:

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Davis Cup Saturday:
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ellen_
09-25-2009, 04:38 PM
Oooh they are funny :rolls: Thanks!

banhhe
09-25-2009, 04:50 PM
I already thanked you in the video thread but I don't mind doing it again :worship:

Alien
09-25-2009, 04:51 PM
I love how we didn't record anything on Sunday. And I love the way I moved a camera when recording the longest video - those weren't the most stable hands obviously. :lol:

cath85
09-25-2009, 05:32 PM
thanks for sharing! deivids cracked me up in the last vid :lol:

and now I have this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvOjPn6hPxA stuck in my head again

Alien
09-25-2009, 05:53 PM
thanks for sharing! deivids cracked me up in the last vid :lol:
It took us quite some time to catch him on video finally. We kept turning the camera on too late, when he was already sitting. :lol:

and now I have this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvOjPn6hPxA stuck in my head again
Oh! that's a latvian bug that crawls into your head and never lets you go!

PinkFeatherBoa
09-25-2009, 06:26 PM
Those cheering videos are so adorable, thanks.

I ended up sitting along with the last one though. :o

Nadie
09-25-2009, 11:49 PM
OK, here go my five santims cents about DC and around :angel:


*
On Friday and on Sunday there were just two different Andises on court. It looked like Friday Andis didn’t wake up yet. “Labrit Andi!” (“Good morning, Andis!”), - one of the spectators shouted during the changeover, and unfortunately he was right. It wasn't great performance. The stands showed Andis almost no support so when he arrived on the team bench after the press conference, he looked like a beaten dog :awww: you know such a feeling, when you want to pat such a poor pet but afraid if it is going to bite your hand. :bolt:

Sunday Andis was completely different. To be honest, I was worried how he was going to deal with the pressure of the decisive match. But Andis was almost perfect. Of course, he was nervous, he made errors but he managed to put himself under control and won such the important point, he brought the victory :rocker2: The other guys supported him widely, as well as the stands, and that also helped, no doubt.

:tape: And we were so happy when Latvia won, that I managed to leave my camera on the stands! :tape: :tape: thanks god I found out it pretty soon, and we quickly came back.. :o



*
There was the best ever little kid sitting on the seat next to us. That girl was so adorable and cute. During the every changeover she came to us and asked very politely if we could lend her a pen, so she’d be able to collect autographs. So now I’m the happy owner of The Pen, which was in the hands of Ernie, Andis, Arturs Kazijevs and all the team Slovenia :lol:
Actually I was pretty surprised how many people, mostly kids, of course, asked to sign Davis Cup booklets and notebooks, not only Latvians, but Slovenians as well. I even felt a bit sorry for team Moldova: during the tie in March nobody was interested in autographs! :spit:




*
I suppose we found out on the day before Davis Cup that Ernests had a new coach and who! Gumy, the ex-coach of Marat! Such a nice person he is.. :angel: :angel:

Not much words to be said about Ernests. :shrug:
I am still shocked how he changed since I saw him last playing live (St.-Petersburg 2007, awww, good old times) and even more shocked how he looked and acted like Marat. :bolt:


*
The girls working with the scoreboard were just hilarious. It went down on Friday several times. Moreover, it looked like one of the girls, who was operating it, didn’t follow the match at all but was somewhere else in her dreams. So the scores went crazy.. :silly:

*
The doubles game was pretty tense. Ernests and Denis managed to save 3 match points in the last set but unfortunately it was game, set, match for Slovenia. During that match Deniss tried to kill Ernie smashing a ball into him and they lost a point because of that episode. :awww:

Deivids shouted that loud “Deniska, we love you! Denis, you are the best!” :yeah: :banana: Actually team Latvia has two great cheer-leaders with very loud voices: Deivids and Karlis.

Oh, and it was Saturday, when they played “Dar ko var dar ko var Latvijai ir jāuzvar” during almost every changeover! The most addictive ever song! :music:

*
And Jurmala was just beautiful, as always, especially one certain sunset on the sea coast.. :inlove:

Alien
09-26-2009, 12:07 AM
*
On Friday and on Sunday there were just two different Andises on court. It looked like Friday Andis didn’t wake up yet. “Labrit Andi!” (“Good morning, Andis!”), - one of the spectators shouted during the changeover, and unfortunately he was right. It wasn't great performance. The stands showed Andis almost no support so when he arrived on the team bench after the press conference, he looked like a beaten dog :awww: you know such a feeling, when you want to pat such a poor pet but afraid if it is going to bite your hand. :bolt:
I can't help but picturing Andis biting off your hand when you try to pat him... :angel:


:tape: And we were so happy when Latvia won, that I managed to leave my camera on the stands! :tape: :tape: thanks god I found out it pretty soon, and we quickly came back.. :o
Probably one of us should have held it in the end instead of having it between the seats. :tape: :)


*
There was the best ever little kid sitting on the seat next to us. That girl was so adorable and cute. During the every changeover she came to us and asked very politely if we could lend her a pen, so she’d be able to collect autographs. So now I’m the happy owner of The Pen, which was in the hands of Ernie, Andis, Arturs Kazijevs and all the team Slovenia :lol:

"А можно ещё ручку, пожалуйста?" - she was very sweet. :angel:
And Denis is the only one whose hands didn't hold that pen. :awww:


*
I suppose we found out on the day before Davis Cup that Ernests had a new coach and who! Gumy, the ex-coach of Marat! Such a nice person he is.. :angel: :angel:
We looked for him so intensively during the first match that we didn't notice how the Latvian bench became less empty. :lol:
:hearts:

*
The doubles game was pretty tense. Ernests and Denis managed to save 3 match points in the last set but unfortunately it was game, set, match for Slovenia. During that match Deniss tried to kill Ernie smashing a ball into him and they lost a point because of that episode. :awww:
Oh yeah, it was in the very beginning... And then soon one of Slovenians hit Ernie with the ball as well.


Oh, and it was Saturday, when they played “Dar ko var dar ko var Latvijai ir jāuzvar” during almost every changeover! The most addictive ever song! :music:
How many people here got addicted to it already? :lol:

cath85
09-26-2009, 12:11 AM
How many people here got addicted to it already? :lol:

*raises hand*

TravelingFanGirl
09-26-2009, 12:40 AM
During that match Deniss tried to kill Ernie smashing a ball into him and they lost a point because of that episode. :awww:



:eek: He really hit Ernests with the ball? What did Ernests do??

ellen_
09-26-2009, 08:31 AM
Thanks, Nadia :worship:

How many people here got addicted to it already? :lol:

:wavey:

but-it's-ok
09-26-2009, 05:21 PM
Thanks for all the insightful courtside reports,videos from the tie:)

Iryana
09-27-2009, 02:01 AM
I suppose we found out on the day before Davis Cup that Ernests had a new coach and who! Gumy, the ex-coach of Marat! Such a nice person he is.. :angel: :angel:

Not much words to be said about Ernests. :shrug:
I am still shocked how he changed since I saw him last playing live (St.-Petersburg 2007, awww, good old times) and even more shocked how he looked and acted like Marat. :bolt:


Thank you for the report! :hug: But can you describe how Ernests have changed? :confused:

Nadie
09-27-2009, 09:12 PM
How many people here got addicted to it already? :lol:

so when are we going to hockey to support Dinamo Riga and to shout it? :angel: :angel:

:eek: He really hit Ernests with the ball? What did Ernests do??

:scratch: it happened accidentely and Ernests realized that, of course.. so they just kept on playing :)

Thank you for the report! :hug: But can you describe how Ernests have changed? :confused:

Well, there is "more post by Nadie" button in my profile.. I mentioned that two or even three times here on the board and I really just don't want to start the discussion once again. :tape: :wavey:

Alien
09-27-2009, 09:24 PM
so when are we going to hockey to support Dinamo Riga and to shout it? :angel: :angel:


Should have gone yesterday :angel:

ekkikossar
09-28-2009, 02:43 AM
so when are we going to hockey to support Dinamo Riga and to shout it?That's one of the things I want to do when I go back to Riga. seriously. You are no (true or pretending) Latvian if you dont support Dinamo Riga, apparently... ;)
:haha: Oh dear, was that Latvian water involved?
Why do you always think I am such a *bad* girl?:devil: And, however, I DO hold my booze well.:p

Alien
09-28-2009, 12:10 PM
Cami, will we get your review on DC as well? It's your turn :D

ekkikossar
09-28-2009, 08:37 PM
Cami, will we get your review on DC as well? It's your turn :D
Pff, i dont think I can add much to what you already said. There are things about Ernests on which I dont see much improvement, things that I dont really appreciate (like, showing the finger), things that always get me excited (when he fights until the end and takes the match - which is something I saw him doing just when he plays for his country, if Im not wrong).
I got again that impression I had in Montecatini last year, that he acts so differently when he is amongst his friends and teammates from when he is "alone" at a tournament.
I need to say Andis was a bit mistreated on day 1, because almost no one was actively supporting him. The crowd was silent at the beginning and got louder just for Ernests. His teammates could have been on their beloved bench, encouraging Andis, but it was not exactly like that. So, I was really happy for Andis,when he played so good and won on Sunday. He was great, and I am proud I was there cheering for him.


I might write a longer report next days, if I have some free time, but now things are becoming a bit chaotic to me. So i can not promise you anything.:) Im sure you and Nadia and Erica and Evita already said all the important things!

TravelingFanGirl
09-28-2009, 11:47 PM
I agree he does act different with friends then alone. He seems more comfortable with friends so he acts more outgoing and wild compared to by himself.

but-it's-ok
09-29-2009, 08:51 AM
Thanks for your report Cami:yeah: I still feel sorry for Andis that he didn't get the same support,after all it was he who clinched the tie,I'm still so happy for them all,its a great achievement:woohoo: