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Champions keep playing until they get it right: Nole takes on USO2009! SF vs. Fed.

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08-23-2009, 09:54 PM
Tournament Name: 2009 US Open Tennis Championships
Location: Flushing Meadows, New York, USA
Dates: August 31- September 13, 2009
Prize Money: US $10,006,000
Surface: Hard Deco Turf II
Official Site: www.usopen.org

Main Draw:

[1] FEDERER, Roger SUI vs (W) BRITTON, Devin USA
(Q) vs GREUL, Simon GER
CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG vs HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP
ALVES, Thiago BRA vs [31] HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

[21] BLAKE, James USA vs RAMIREZ HIDALGO, Ruben ESP
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL vs KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
(Q) vs GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
(Q) vs [14] ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

[12] SODERLING, Robin SWE vs MONTANES, Albert ESP
ZVEREV, Mischa GER vs GRANOLLERS, Marcel ESP
KIM, Kevin USA vs SELA, Dudi ISR
(Q) vs [22] QUERREY, Sam USA

[26] MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vsYOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
STARACE, Potito ITA vs (Q)
HERNYCH, Jan CZE vs SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
(Q) vs [8] DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS


[4] DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB vs LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO
(Q) vs (Q)
BECK, Karol SVK vs GONZALEZ, Maximo ARG
(Q) vs [29] ANDREEV, Igor RUS

[23] KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER vs SEPPI, Andreas ITA
(Q) vs GIL, Frederico POR
GOLUBEV, Andrey KAZ vs MAYER, Leonardo ARG
BOLELLI, Simone ITA vs [15] STEPANEK, Radek CZE

[10] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs BECKER, Benjamin GER
SERRA, Florent FRA vs TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
KENDRICK, Robert USA vs VASSALLO ARGUELLO, Martin ARG
(Q) vs [20] HAAS, Tommy GER

[28] HANESCU, Victor ROU vs ISNER, John USA
(Q) vs ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
GICQUEL, Marc FRA vs TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS
PHAU, Bjorn GER vs [5] RODDICK, Andy USA

[7]TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA vs (W) BUCHANAN, Chase USA
NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN vs FOGNINI, Fabio ITA
CIPOLLA, Flavio ITA vs BENNETEAU, Julien FRA
(Q) vs [30] TROICKI, Viktor SRB

[17] BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs ODESNIK, Wayne USA
(Q) vs (Q)
(Q) vs RAM, Rajeev USA
MASSU, Nicolas CHI vs [11] GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI

[13] MONFILS, Gael FRA vs CHARDY, Jeremy FRA
KOROLEV, Evgeny RUS vs BECK, Andreas GER
DANIEL, Marcos BRA vs ACASUSO, Jose ARG
MARTIN, Alberto ESP vs [18] FERRER, David ESP

[32] ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs DARCIS, Steve BEL
GINEPRI, Robby USA vs PAVEL, Andrei ROU
(W) LLODRA, Michael FRA vs KIEFER, Nicolas GER
GASQUET, Richard FRA vs [3] NADAL, Rafael ESP


[6] DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG vs MONACO, Juan ARG
MELZER, Jurgen AUT vs SAFIN, Marat RUS
CUEVAS, Pablo URU vs (W) GUCCIONE, Chris AUS
KOELLERER, Daniel AUT vs [25] FISH, Mardy USA

[24] FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP vs SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
PETZSCHNER, Philipp GER vsSTAKHOVSKY, Sergiy UKR
(Q) vs LU, Yen-Hsun TPE
GIMENO-TRAVER, Daniel ESP vs [9] SIMON, Gilles FRA

[16] CILIC, Marin CRO vs (W) SWEETING, Ryan USA
GABASHVILI, Teimuraz RUS vs (W) LEVINE, Jesse USA
ISTOMIN, Denis UZB vs (W) EVANS, Brendan USA
LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU vs [19] WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI

[27] KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO vs NAVARRO, Ivan ESP
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP vs (W) DENT, Taylor USA
CAPDEVILLE, Paul CHI vs CRIVOI, Victor ROU
GULBIS, Ernests LAT vs [2] MURRAY, Andy GBR

ellen_
08-23-2009, 09:56 PM
Nice title :yeah: Idemo, indeed!

Jade Fox
08-23-2009, 09:56 PM
Here's hoping for a good draw and great serving. Ajde!

Noleta
08-23-2009, 10:01 PM
:woohoo:Great title:yeah:Let's hope for a kind draw,though it's a GS:pHope Martin will be able to turn things around:D

kalisita
08-24-2009, 02:01 AM
:dance: Come on! Vamos! Ajde! Do It! Idemo! Allez! Let's Go! :dance:

Need a good USO! Hopefully the draw will be kind. :angel:

I'm oddly excited about ESPN showing the draw live. It's not like I've never heard/seen a draw before, but first time for USO! Hate having to wait for the draw.

Ajde Nole! :rocker2:

carlhiro
08-24-2009, 06:19 AM
Ajde!

Laban Novak Djokovic!

Stephie Cesc
08-24-2009, 06:39 AM
Great title :D

Ajde Nole!! :bounce::bounce: Hoping for a good draw :dance:

FlameOn
08-24-2009, 07:27 AM
Can't wait to see the draw. Ajde Nole. :yeah:

*Ljubica*
08-24-2009, 08:19 AM
Timmy :bounce: You did it :D Thanks :hug: Great title too!

And - of course - good luck Novak - IDEMO :woohoo:

Tommy_likes_me
08-24-2009, 12:11 PM
Finally a tournament they might show on Eurosport :)

Lee
08-24-2009, 05:06 PM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/813/moonwalk_banana.gif

*Ljubica*
08-24-2009, 05:12 PM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/813/moonwalk_banana.gif

Lee :rolls: What a cute moonwalking :banana: Do you mind if I use him from time to time? He's awesome :inlove:

Lee
08-24-2009, 05:14 PM
Of course you can moonwalk all you want :lol:

*Ljubica*
08-24-2009, 05:20 PM
Of course you can moonwalk all you want :lol:

Thank you :hatoff:

ellen_
08-24-2009, 05:22 PM
Lee :worship: All the other bananas aren't working for me here, and this is!

pica_pica
08-24-2009, 09:31 PM
:yeah: Very positive attitude expressed in the thread title! :) I like it!

Ajde Nole~~!!!! :bounce:

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10/pica_pica_ajde/NovakUSO2009Cheering-1.jpg

Noleta
08-24-2009, 09:42 PM
Pica:worship:

kalisita
08-25-2009, 08:50 AM
Saw this in GM and thought I'd post it here for anyone who doesn't go there or didn't hear about this: USTA is offering free live streaming on USOpen.org. It's US only, though. http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2009-08-24/200908241251148811828.html

Also for those in the US, TTC is live streaming from the 31st through the 4th. http://www.tennis-channel.tv/tennis/

but-it's-ok
08-25-2009, 07:48 PM
:yeah: Very positive attitude expressed in the thread title! :) I like it!

Ajde Nole~~!!!! :bounce:

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10/pica_pica_ajde/NovakUSO2009Cheering-1.jpg

Pica:worship::banana:

Timmy,I too love this thread title,so apt!

tangerine_dream
08-25-2009, 10:31 PM
BAD NEWS!

Andy Murray has decided to wear smurf blue (http://bit.ly/bEuso) for the US Open. That's Novak's outfit. :fiery: :mad: :armed:

PennyThePenguin
08-25-2009, 11:19 PM
awwww tangy :) it just shows that novak's a trendsetter :D

njnetswill
08-25-2009, 11:32 PM
Maybe smurf blue reminds Murray of the Scottish flag :shrug: :lol:

I still think Novak looks best in black. :cool:

Lee
08-26-2009, 12:35 AM
Saw this in GM and thought I'd post it here for anyone who doesn't go there or didn't hear about this: USTA is offering free live streaming on USOpen.org. It's US only, though. http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2009-08-24/200908241251148811828.html

Also for those in the US, TTC is live streaming from the 31st through the 4th. http://www.tennis-channel.tv/tennis/

Thanks for the news! :dance: Since ESPN will definitely ruin everything once it takes over, I really have to rely on USTA streams. :p

Lee
08-26-2009, 12:37 AM
No worry, tangy! Murray, no matter what colour he wears, is no match for Nole. :p And he will never be smurf!!!

star
08-26-2009, 03:49 PM
BAD NEWS!

Andy Murray has decided to wear smurf blue (http://bit.ly/bEuso) for the US Open. That's Novak's outfit. :fiery: :mad: :armed:

Nah. That's a different color blue than the one Nole was so :drool: in. And no Boobie Blue shoes either. :lol:

Thanks for the news! :dance: Since ESPN will definitely ruin everything once it takes over, I really have to rely on USTA streams. :p

Are they not going to have the extra channels that we got last year?

P.S. Lee, :hug: Sorry your friend had to leave, but it's good you could have a nice long visit with her.

Lee
08-26-2009, 03:57 PM
Nah. That's a different color blue than the one Nole was so :drool: in. And no Boobie Blue shoes either. :lol:


Boobie Blue :inlove:


Are they not going to have the extra channels that we got last year?

Not sure! No extra channels for the 1000 events this year. :shrug:

P.S. Lee, :hug: Sorry your friend had to leave, but it's good you could have a nice long visit with her.

Thanks!

ellen_
08-26-2009, 04:40 PM
:eek: After the blue outfit, Murray now has blue tape on his left forearm too!

kalisita
08-26-2009, 05:38 PM
BAD NEWS!

Andy Murray has decided to wear smurf blue (http://bit.ly/bEuso) for the US Open. That's Novak's outfit. :fiery: :mad: :armed:

:eek: After the blue outfit, Murray now has blue tape on his left forearm too!

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/kalisita/Other/96.gif

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/kalisita/Other/wtf.jpg

*Ljubica*
08-26-2009, 05:51 PM
http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/kalisita/Other/96.gif

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/kalisita/Other/wtf.jpg

Adorable cow :inlove: Cat's cute too - albeit looking rather surprised :D

pica_pica
08-26-2009, 08:07 PM
Maybe smurf blue reminds Murray of the Scottish flag :shrug: :lol:

I still think Novak looks best in black. :cool:
Yeah, and there'll be a huge white cross in the middle. :tape:

http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww10/pica_pica_ajde/Murray-draped-in-Scottish-flag.gif

star
08-26-2009, 08:27 PM
^^

That's an outfit his sponsor should design. :):)

Lee
08-26-2009, 11:09 PM
:rolls:

:yeah: pica

Tommy_likes_me
08-27-2009, 12:32 PM
Why do they have shirts on anyway? Those male players with nice chests could play without. Maybe it would be too much for female viewers :D They would probably drop like flies :lol:

FlameOn
08-27-2009, 01:44 PM
Wonderful picture Pica. :yeah:

Fucking Andy Murray stealing Nole's colours. :(

kalisita
08-27-2009, 05:00 PM
Draw time! :dance: Hope it's a good one for Nole! :clap2:

ESPN just said Nole in Fed's half as is Roddick.

shuhrat
08-27-2009, 05:05 PM
http://www.justin.tv/rkostreams

kalisita
08-27-2009, 05:05 PM
Nole's 1R opponent is Ljubicic. And then a bunch of qualifiers around him.

Haas and Roddick in his quarter.

pica_pica
08-27-2009, 05:06 PM
Am I late for anything???

shuhrat
08-27-2009, 05:06 PM
Federer's half and the early rounds

pica_pica
08-27-2009, 05:08 PM
All the draw done already????

shuhrat
08-27-2009, 05:08 PM
Absoulutely I don't like this draw. :bigcry::sobbing:

kalisita
08-27-2009, 05:09 PM
Am I late for anything???

No. Apparently the draw is already done (so I guess we all missed it!) . ESPN is just talking about it.

pica_pica
08-27-2009, 05:11 PM
Rafa-Gasquet 1R ????!!!!

Really Ljubo in 1R :scared: ?

shuhrat
08-27-2009, 05:13 PM
Feel sorry for Gasquet :tape: meets Nadal in the first round :tape:

pica_pica
08-27-2009, 05:13 PM
Is the draw rigged or not? :(

ellen_
08-27-2009, 05:14 PM
I HAAAATE the whole bloody draw :bigcry:

shuhrat
08-27-2009, 05:18 PM
I feel like this tournament has already turned into a kind of disaster. :sad: *sigh*

kalisita
08-27-2009, 05:18 PM
I HAAAATE the whole bloody draw :bigcry:

:hug: Awful for Ernie. :sad:

kalisita
08-27-2009, 05:23 PM
If it's already done, why don't they publish it!

Does anyone remember if Haas in Nole's part of the quarter or Roddick's?

Nevermind. Someone in draw thread put seeds up. Haas near Roddick. Has the seeds in Nole's quarter as this:

Djokovic
Andreev
Kohlschreiber
Stepanek
Verdasco
Haas
Hanescu
Roddick

pica_pica
08-27-2009, 05:34 PM
:explode: Unthinkable draw :mad:

kalisita
08-27-2009, 05:34 PM
Draw: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/index.html?promo=topnav

Nole's quarter: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/r1s2.html

Noleta
08-27-2009, 05:39 PM
Draw: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/index.html?promo=topnav

Nole's quarter: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/ms/r1s2.html

:explode::tears:

.Sigh.Not looking forwarrd for a possible meeting with Roddick at Falshing Meadows:shrug:

Good luck Novak,you will need it:hug:

pica_pica
08-27-2009, 05:41 PM
I HAAAATE the whole bloody draw :bigcry:
So do I.

And...really bad for you. Gulbis will probably be eaten alive by Murray :awww:
:hug:

njnetswill
08-27-2009, 05:43 PM
Federer vs Murray final for sure. EW. I think I will ignore the men's side and focus on the women for this USO...at least my favorites have a shot there.

but-it's-ok
08-27-2009, 05:44 PM
I spent weeks looking forward to seeing Ernests,then this:shout::shout::shout:draw:sobbing:

Nole's draw looks positively great compared to Ernests. To be the best you have to beat the best,good luck Nole:rocker2::rocker2:

pica_pica
08-27-2009, 05:44 PM
Federer vs Murray final for sure. EW. I think I will ignore the men's side and focus on the women for this USO...at least my favorites have a shot there.
:sad: Quite true for me too

shuhrat
08-27-2009, 05:46 PM
Now I started to laugh at the draw. :lol:

You're going to make some noise here, right? ;)
Let's not think about further rounds. Just one match at a time.
Ajde, Nole!! :bounce::bounce:

kalisita
08-27-2009, 05:48 PM
Well, his early rounds don't look too bad. Ljubo 1R isn't great since they're good friends but he should win that. Then plays a qualifier. Biggest threat in 3R would be Andreev. Possible Kohli in 4R or Stepanek. At least Haas, Roddick, Verdasco, even big serve Isner are in the bottom of the quarter so he'd only have to play one of them.

Definitely not the draw any of us wanted but he should (needs to) make the quarters at least.

Amber Spyglass
08-27-2009, 05:51 PM
If he can get past Ljubo he should be ok till the quarter,Roddick has definately got the tougher side,but the prospect of a rematch of last year and all the crap that went with it :scared:,however it could be worse and i'm actually being serious.BTW who's got Delpo(the other tough quarter for the top 4)

Edit:Oh,i see it's Murray,thank heavens for small mercies

ellewoods
08-27-2009, 05:57 PM
Omg I really hope Nole can at least get to the QFs. He should but you never know with Nole in Slams this year. And oh my, another meeting with Roddick?? I hope not :awww:

Federer v Murray final again

ellen_
08-27-2009, 05:59 PM
If he can get past Ljubo he should be ok till the quarter,Roddick has definately got the tougher side,but the prospect of a rematch of last year and all the crap that went with it :scared:,however it could be worse and i'm actually being serious.BTW who's got Delpo(the other tough quarter for the top 4)

Monaco, then either Melzer or Safin.

Amber Spyglass
08-27-2009, 06:03 PM
Monaco, then either Melzer or Safin.

Oh i meant in the quarters,but i see it's Murray,here's hoping he can give Muzza some trouble :D

*Ljubica*
08-27-2009, 06:10 PM
What a bloody sh*t draw :sad:

And special big :hug: for all the Gulbis fans here! And Gasquet fans too. Their
draws really suck :awww:

Amber Spyglass
08-27-2009, 06:20 PM
Nole has been drawn on Fed's side of the draw for every Grandslam since French Open 08,it's weird :p

but-it's-ok
08-27-2009, 06:20 PM
What a bloody sh*t draw :sad:

And special big :hug: for all the Gulbis fans here! And Gasquet fans too. Their
draws really suck :awww:

:sobbing:

Thanks Rose:hug:

ellen_
08-27-2009, 06:22 PM
Oh i meant in the quarters,but i see it's Murray,here's hoping he can give Muzza some trouble :D

Hey! You don't know that yet :( :p

ellewoods
08-27-2009, 06:23 PM
Just watched this video to remind myself what it felt like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R63ZzF6igmM

*Ljubica*
08-27-2009, 06:23 PM
:sobbing:

Thanks Rose:hug:

Who knows - Gasquet may come out "all guns blazing" with nothing to lose and give Nadal the fright of his life in Round 1 :D OK - unlikely I know - but we can always dream!

Noleta
08-27-2009, 06:24 PM
Well, his early rounds don't look too bad. Ljubo 1R isn't great since they're good friends but he should win that. Then plays a qualifier. Biggest threat in 3R would be Andreev. Possible Kohli in 4R or Stepanek. At least Haas, Roddick, Verdasco, even big serve Isner are in the bottom of the quarter so he'd only have to play one of them.

Definitely not the draw any of us wanted but he should (needs to) make the quarters at least.

Right:)It's all down to Novak,if he plays how he should,he can reach the SF:D

ellewoods
08-27-2009, 06:26 PM
Who knows - Gasquet may come out "all guns blazing" with nothing to lose and give Nadal the fright of his life in Round 1 :D OK - unlikely I know - but we can always dream!

:lol: you mean YOU can always dream :nerner: I want Nadal to go further!!

ellen_
08-27-2009, 06:27 PM
Who knows - Gasquet may come out "all guns blazing" with nothing to lose and give Nadal the fright of his life in Round 1 :D OK - unlikely I know - but we can always dream!

Like Elle says indeed :p YOU can dream because I don't think Richie is Di's main concern :rolls:

Amber Spyglass
08-27-2009, 06:29 PM
Hey! You don't know that yet :( :p

Oh believe me,nothing would give me greater pleasure than if he was knocked out before QF's :angel:

*Ljubica*
08-27-2009, 06:34 PM
Like Elle says indeed :p YOU can dream because I don't think Richie is Di's main concern :rolls:

:lol: No - I know. But fact is, I really couldn't think of anything uplifting or positive to say about Ernie's draw :sad: It's really, really bad - no question about it :sad: So i tried to think of something else positive to say!!

I will, of course, be searching out my "Allez les Bleus" T-shirt for the Gasquet match though :p

pica_pica
08-27-2009, 07:49 PM
The draw is out and nothing can change it.
Ajde Nole!!!!! :rocker2: :) Just try your best :kiss:

*Ljubica*
08-27-2009, 08:43 PM
The draw is out and nothing can change it.
Ajde Nole!!!!! :rocker2: :) Just try your best :kiss:

Very wise words Pica :yeah: No point in fretting and worrying about what we can't change - let's just be positive and look forward to a great tournament :D

Lee
08-27-2009, 11:56 PM
Right:)It's all down to Novak,if he plays how he should,he can reach the SF:D

Agree!

Not a cakewalk draw but not the worst possible draw. If Nole wants to win another slam, he has to overcome players like Roddick, Murray, Nadal, Federer, etc. Anyway, it's kind of like last year, Roddick in QF and Federer in SF. Let's hope he's better than last year. ;)

but-it's-ok
08-28-2009, 12:15 AM
I sound like a parrot,but to be the best you have to beat the best,and Nole can do this. Form is temporary,class is permanent:rocker::rocker:

Amber Spyglass
08-28-2009, 12:19 AM
I sound like a parrot,but to be the best you have to beat the best,and Nole can do this. Form is temporary,class is permanent:rocker::rocker:

:yeah: I've always loved that phrase :worship:

carlhiro
08-28-2009, 01:50 AM
All his Grand Slam Conquerors are on his Quarter. Roddick, Kohlschreiber and Haas.

But Roddick has Verdasco and Haas to look out for. :)

And I think he has a higher chance beating Federer than Murray this year. So I'm glad he's still on Federer's side.

Running:Free
08-28-2009, 03:14 AM
Agree!

Not a cakewalk draw but not the worst possible draw. If Nole wants to win another slam, he has to overcome players like Roddick, Murray, Nadal, Federer, etc. Anyway, it's kind of like last year, Roddick in QF and Federer in SF. Let's hope he's better than last year. ;)

:yeah:

All his Grand Slam Conquerors are on his Quarter. Roddick, Kohlschreiber and Haas.

But Roddick has Verdasco and Haas to look out for. :)

And I think he has a higher chance beating Federer than Murray this year. So I'm glad he's still on Federer's side.

Well, he's just going to have to conquer the Conquerors to win this one then, right? ;)

Not the most fortunate of draws, but gotta make do :shrug: Ajde Noley. :rocker2:

Ad Wim
08-28-2009, 10:52 AM
Noooooooooo, not Roddick again! 4th time in 6 big tournaments on hardcourt Djoko's got Roddick in his quarter :sad:

carlhiro
08-29-2009, 12:55 AM
Well, he's just going to have to conquer the Conquerors to win this one then, right? ;)
:

I hope so. Ajde Nole! :devil:

Noleta
08-29-2009, 05:55 PM
Noooooooooo, not Roddick again! 4th time in 6 big tournaments on hardcourt Djoko's got Roddick in his quarter :sad:

Make it the more sweeter if he was to wins;)

*Ljubica*
08-29-2009, 08:22 PM
Nole will be taking part in the Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the US Open today - a charity event a bit like good old Benny Berthet at the French Open. Hopefully there will be photos from the day :D

pica_pica
08-29-2009, 08:29 PM
Nole will be taking part in the Arthur Ashe Kids' Day at the US Open today - a charity event a bit like good old Benny Berthet at the French Open. Hopefully there will be photos from the day :D
:shrug: Weather may not allow

*Ljubica*
08-29-2009, 08:33 PM
:shrug: Weather may not allow

:sad: I know they've been playing some tennis in the New Haven tournament, so I kind of hoped it might be drier in NY by now. Hope so anyway.

kalisita
08-29-2009, 08:43 PM
New Haven SFs have all been played indoors due to bad weather.

I read on USO site that the ground activities for Kid's Day were canceled but the event in Ashe was still scheduled to go on. The site doesn't have anything about it being canceled. It should be almost over actually.

EDIT: There are a few pics up of the event in a couple places so it did take place. No Nole ones though.

Baghdatis#1
08-29-2009, 09:44 PM
GL at the USO!

Baghdatis#1
08-29-2009, 09:45 PM
Hopefully I get to see Nole fo the third year in a row!:rocker2:

Amber Spyglass
08-29-2009, 10:28 PM
GL at the USO!

Thanks hellas :wavey:
Are you going to the USO this week then :)

kalisita
08-29-2009, 11:38 PM
Monday OOP for the televised courts is up. No Nole but his half of the draw plays Monday so he'll have to play Tuesday.

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/schedule7.html

Running:Free
08-29-2009, 11:51 PM
Same guy sitting around, asking the same question? :confused: Excuse and cop-out? :rolleyes: Yes, I don't think its the smartest thing to say in competition, but Nole's never been one to bite on his words :shrug: This guy however is just pulling it all in the wrong direction. :silly:

Q. Novak made these comments last week he felt he was born at the wrong year or wrong time because of Roger's and Rafa's dominance. Just curious about your thoughts to that. Do you relate to that at all or do you think he was making an excuse?
ANDY RODDICK: No, I'm not really going to talk about what he feels because I feel like he'd probably be the best one for that, but you play the hand you're dealt. I don't think at any point that I sit around and feel sorry for myself. I feel pretty fortunate. Obviously titles would probably be a little bit easier but there have been great champions that you have to go through every era in tennis.

Q. About a week ago Djokovic made these comments about how he thought he was born at the wrong time or born in the wrong era because of Roger and Rafa. Is that something you think he's just kind of telling it how it is or sort of a cop out or what are your thoughts on that?
ANDY MURRAY: Well, I view Roger and Rafa as the two best rivals ever. I'm sure by the time they finish you'll have the most Slams between any two rivals maybe by quite a long way, so they're obviously two of the best ever. Pretty tough to play with those sort of guys, but at the same time it's also, in a lot of ways, I think you sort of raise your game to the competition that you play against. And you know, playing against those sort of guys, you know, when I was younger, I realized that I needed to get a lot better and work physically, and I think the game has sort of gone maybe in the last four or five years to another level physically.
You know, I don't feel like I was unfortunate to be born in this era. I think it's a great thing to play alongside those two.

Amber Spyglass
08-30-2009, 02:14 AM
This is so annoying,Nole's words were pulled way out of context,it makes him sound like a wuss who just sits around feeling sorry for himself :rolleyes:.The reporter last week, asked him why he had been in four masters finals but hadn't won one yet and he just said that he had lost to very good players each time and then just joked "Maybe it's cos i was born in the wrong era",it said that he laughed after saying it,so he clearly wasn't being serious.I've heard Nole say the very same thing as Murray with regards to the likes of Fed and Rafa motivating you to improve yourself all the time.But this journalist twisted it completely making it sound like Nole has no competitive spirit and it's only going to lose him respect from the other players.

ellewoods
08-30-2009, 06:24 AM
Ugh why do so many journalists have a vendetta against Nole? :mad:

Lee
08-30-2009, 06:30 AM
This is so annoying,Nole's words were pulled way out of context,it makes him sound like a wuss who just sits around feeling sorry for himself :rolleyes:.The reporter last week, asked him why he had been in four masters finals but hadn't won one yet and he just said that he had lost to very good players each time and then just joked "Maybe it's cos i was born in the wrong era",it said that he laughed after saying it,so he clearly wasn't being serious.I've heard Nole say the very same thing as Murray with regards to the likes of Fed and Rafa motivating you to improve yourself all the time.But this journalist twisted it completely making it sound like Nole has no competitive spirit and it's only going to lose him respect from the other players.

I believe none of these reporters watched that interview. First time I heard about this was from Fowler, Cahill and Gilbert during a tennis match. Then I saw the interview and from Nole's tone, he's kind of joking but also with tone of resignation in it too.

For Nole, it's better for him to resign to the fact that most of the commentators, journalists, etc DON'T LIKE HIM. They are going to twist and pick every words of him out of context. So, he better just give them certain finger and to hell with them and be himself.

pica_pica
08-30-2009, 12:03 PM
Very annoying :rolleyes:

Ruxii
08-30-2009, 12:12 PM
Those journalists don't know to appreciate a good joke. :rolleyes::shrug:
Thier loss:p

I'm still terrified about that possible QF against Roddick :awww:, but I hope gets there first. :angel:

FlameOn
08-30-2009, 12:37 PM
I guess the American journalists are still bitter about what happened at the USO a couple of years ago.

Oh well, they can suck it. No-one will remember those interview questions anyway. :p

*Ljubica*
08-30-2009, 01:35 PM
Those journalists don't know to appreciate a good joke. :rolleyes::shrug:
Thier loss:p

I'm still terrified about that possible QF against Roddick :awww:, but I hope gets there first. :angel:

Me too :sad: Hope Roddick loses long before that stage, then it won't be an issue. :o

Ruxii
08-30-2009, 03:05 PM
I guess the American journalists are still bitter about what happened at the USO a couple of years ago.

Oh well, they can suck it. No-one will remember those interview questions anyway. :p
Well said :yeah: And Nole should win USO to prove them wrong and be remembered as a winner :), but that's just one of my dreams.:rolleyes:

Me too :sad: Hope Roddick loses long before that stage, then it won't be an issue. :o
That would please me most. :worship:

Noleta
08-30-2009, 04:37 PM
I believe none of these reporters watched that interview. First time I heard about this was from Fowler, Cahill and Gilbert during a tennis match. Then I saw the interview and from Nole's tone, he's kind of joking but also with tone of resignation in it too.

For Nole, it's better for him to resign to the fact that most of the commentators, journalists, etc DON'T LIKE HIM. They are going to twist and pick every words of him out of context. So, he better just give them certain finger and to hell with them and be himself.

Don't think he can:shrug:it's like he's trying to please the media most of the time:shrug:

I can't wait to read his interview,after reading those quotes:rolleyes:

I believe all the negative stuff,will make him stronger personally and mentally in future:)Ajde Nole:rocker2:

*Ljubica*
08-30-2009, 05:32 PM
I just saw this in GM and got :unsure: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9029378&postcount=29

And yes I know it's only GM and there's a lot of rubbish posted there, but Nole has worn that shoulder tape for ages now :sad: Makes me wonder if this is why he's not playing tomorrow - because he asked for an extra day's rest or something? Hope it's not right anyway, but thought I would bring it here to see if anyone else has heard anything.:sad:

~Maya~
08-30-2009, 05:51 PM
Novak lets media get to him and they can sense it. Vultures
I like how Andy Roddick deals with some journalists. Now they think twice before they ask something that he might consider stupid

Noleta
08-30-2009, 06:51 PM
I just saw this in GM and got :unsure: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9029378&postcount=29

And yes I know it's only GM and there's a lot of rubbish posted there, but Nole has worn that shoulder tape for ages now :sad: Makes me wonder if this is why he's not playing tomorrow - because he asked for an extra day's rest or something? Hope it's not right anyway, but thought I would bring it here to see if anyone else has heard anything.:sad:

When i saw it,i thought it was a wind up joke:shrug:

Novak lets media get to him and they can sense it. Vultures
I like how Andy Roddick deals with some journalists. Now they think twice before they ask something that he might consider stupid

He needs to thoughen up.

dusan1610
08-30-2009, 07:08 PM
i think to this will be easy job for Nole.

tangerine_dream
08-30-2009, 08:45 PM
Missed seeing Novak at AA Kids' Day yesterday. :sad: Rafa didn't show up either. I hope this means Novak's hunkering down and getting as much mental preparation as he'll need to survive Ljooby in the first round, as well as dealing with the shit-stirring media.

Speaking of, the media's bugging me already. I knew they wouldn't be able to resist trying to stir up trouble between AndyR and Novak. :explode: Will they be able to report on Novak's matches without mentioning last year's incident? I'm not holding my breath. :o

Anyway good luck to Novak, make a statement and destroy Ljubicic. Smile and enjoy yourself, circa 2007, and the crowd will be yours again. :banana:

Noleta
08-30-2009, 08:50 PM
Missed seeing Novak at AA Kids' Day yesterday. :sad: Rafa didn't show up either. I hope this means Novak's hunkering down and getting as much mental preparation as he'll need to survive Ljooby in the first round, as well as dealing with the shit-stirring media.

Speaking of, the media's bugging me already. I knew they wouldn't be able to resist trying to stir up trouble between AndyR and Novak. :explode: Will they be able to report on Novak's matches without mentioning last year's incident? I'm not holding my breath. :o

Anyway good luck to Novak, make a statement and destroy Ljubicic. Smile and enjoy yourself, circa 2007, and the crowd will be yours again. :banana:

I think it'll be one of the first questions they'll ask:lol:

Wonde why he didn't show up:scratch:He normally enjoys those kind of things:shrug:

There was a preview show about the open,they didn't say anything about Novak being injured?but then again he wasn't mentioned either:lol:

tangerine_dream
08-30-2009, 08:57 PM
I think it'll be one of the first questions they'll ask:lol:
I know, right? I would be happy if Novak flipped the media off and refused to do interviews at all until he's past Roddick in the QF. He doesn't need to listen to them planting seeds of doubt in his head and reminding him of negative experiences.

Running:Free
08-30-2009, 08:59 PM
I think it'll be one of the first questions they'll ask:lol:

Wonde why he didn't show up:scratch:He normally enjoys those kind of things:shrug:

No news, sightings, pictures of him practicing in New York, either :scratch: Very much MIA.

Noleta
08-30-2009, 09:03 PM
I know, right? I would be happy if Novak flipped the media off and refused to do interviews at all until he's past Roddick in the QF. He doesn't need to listen to them planting seeds of doubt in his head and reminding him of negative experiences.

Maybe the reason why he didn't show up:scratch:

No news, sightings, pictures of him practicing in New York, either :scratch: Very much MIA.

What about him having a new haircut,doesn't want to ruin the surprise:p

I found this!!Rob Thomas twitter.http://twitter.com/ThisisRobThomas

getting dressed. going to party for the serbian players/ govt. then rehearsal. DJOKOVIC!!!

Amber Spyglass
08-30-2009, 09:08 PM
Maybe the reason why he didn't show up:scratch:



What about him having a new haircut,doesn't want to ruin the surprise:p

He's got a new haircut :scratch:,Impossible!! Nole will be buzz-cut for life :p

Noleta
08-30-2009, 09:09 PM
He's got a new haircut :scratch:,impossible!! Nole will be buzz-cut for life :p

Nothing is,when it's Novak who we're talking about:p

Amber Spyglass
08-30-2009, 09:15 PM
Nothing is,when it's Novak who we're talking about:p
Well,he could wear a wig, but deep down he'll never be able to part from his beloved buzz-cut,it's widely accepted as the most consistent haircut on tour

*Ljubica*
08-30-2009, 09:21 PM
New haircut :D I want to see pics :)

tangy - will you be at US Open this week? If so - have loads of fun :hug:

Noleta
08-30-2009, 09:22 PM
Well,he could wear a wig, but deep down he'll never be able to part from his beloved buzz-cut,it's widely accepted as the most consistent haircut on tour

At least he's being consistent with something:pi can't see him with a different haircut.I love it:D

shuhrat
08-30-2009, 09:31 PM
Nole, please don't be disturbed by those crap journalists/media and stay healthy. :awww:
After all, playing without injuries is the most important thing to me. :awww:

Lee
08-31-2009, 04:19 AM
Maybe the reason why he didn't show up:scratch:



What about him having a new haircut,doesn't want to ruin the surprise:p

I found this!!Rob Thomas twitter.http://twitter.com/ThisisRobThomas

getting dressed. going to party for the serbian players/ govt. then rehearsal. DJOKOVIC!!!

Guess we'll see Rob Thomas in Arthur Ashe Stadium again this year. :p

pica_pica
08-31-2009, 11:00 AM
Nole :awww: He'd need lots of love there :hug: I hope the Nole fans who go to USO can give extra effort for this :)

ellewoods
08-31-2009, 11:10 AM
Nole in the house!! http://cowbell.typepad.com/forty_deuce/2009/08/sunday-stalker-roundup.html

Though I am still curious as to why he is not playing on Monday...

pica_pica
08-31-2009, 11:20 AM
thx :kiss:
I guess there are too many matches to play in R1. But surely he'll play Tuesday, I think.

ellewoods
08-31-2009, 11:48 AM
But doesn't that mean he will have to play two days in a row somewhere down the track? :scratch:

shuhrat
08-31-2009, 12:21 PM
But doesn't that mean he will have to play two days in a row somewhere down the track? :scratch:
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/eventschedule.html

Here is the tournament schedule.
Men's 1st round : Monday ~ Wednesday day session
and 2nd round : Wednesday evening session ~ Friday.
So I think if he wins tomorrow he will play on Thursday. :scratch:

Anyway it´s a huge relief for me to see his practice pics. :sobbing:

Nothing has been confirmed yet but unfortunately it's not a joke either.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9031987&postcount=32

Herdwick
08-31-2009, 12:35 PM
:wavey:

:bounce: So he's surfaced - good to see. Think we'll probably have to be happy with QF though :sad: But then he is due a decent slam peformance this year so here would be terrific.

*Ljubica*
08-31-2009, 01:30 PM
Nole in the house!! http://cowbell.typepad.com/forty_deuce/2009/08/sunday-stalker-roundup.html

Though I am still curious as to why he is not playing on Monday...

Whatever is going on in that photo looks VERY painful :unsure:

:secret:Something tells me I might enjoy it though ;)

Noleta
08-31-2009, 06:24 PM
Nole in the house!! http://cowbell.typepad.com/forty_deuce/2009/08/sunday-stalker-roundup.html

Though I am still curious as to why he is not playing on Monday...

:kiss:The hair has grown back:inlove:

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/eventschedule.html

Here is the tournament schedule.
Men's 1st round : Monday ~ Wednesday day session
and 2nd round : Wednesday evening session ~ Friday.
So I think if he wins tomorrow he will play on Thursday. :scratch:

Anyway it´s a huge relief for me to see his practice pics. :sobbing:

Nothing has been confirmed yet but unfortunately it's not a joke either.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=9031987&postcount=32

Don't think he'll mention it,just imagine the slack he's going to get:sad::rolleyes:

:wavey:

:bounce: So he's surfaced - good to see. Think we'll probably have to be happy with QF though :sad: But then he is due a decent slam peformance this year so here would be terrific.

Have to go match by match:)

Whatever is going on in that photo looks VERY painful :unsure:

:secret:Something tells me I might enjoy it though ;)

But Novak is very flexible:angel:

Naughty rose:angel:

*Ljubica*
08-31-2009, 07:36 PM
Naughty rose:angel:

Why break the habit of a lifetime? :p

kalisita
08-31-2009, 10:50 PM
Tuesday OOP: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/schedule8.html

Nole 3rd on Ashe day session. He follows two WTA matches with play starting at 11 am local time.

Noleta
08-31-2009, 10:54 PM
Ajde Nole:rocker2::bounce::yippee:

Radalek
09-01-2009, 12:28 AM
Anyone heard something about his back injury that someone mentioned on GM in Novak vs Ljubo thread? I really hope that guy wasn't serious...

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 06:14 AM
Ooops, probably a clash with JJ's match. Still I'll watch Nole's match, of course. AJDE!!!! :bounce:

*Ljubica*
09-01-2009, 07:08 AM
Anyone heard something about his back injury that someone mentioned on GM in Novak vs Ljubo thread? I really hope that guy wasn't serious...

Sorry - no idea. I mentioned it here the other day but people seemed to think the guy on GM was just stirring. Hope so anyway - sorry I can't be of anymore help.

3rd on :rolleyes: I'll probably be asleep already :tape:

arm
09-01-2009, 04:03 PM
Isn't it now? :confused:

arm
09-01-2009, 04:04 PM
:haha: I can't even read a OOP anymore. :banghead:

ellen_
09-01-2009, 04:55 PM
Raquel, we do have to keep a little thing called time differences in mind :p

tangerine_dream
09-01-2009, 05:32 PM
Novak's match will likely start around 3:00pm local so that would be 8:00pm UK time.

Noleta
09-01-2009, 06:24 PM
Can't wait:yippee:

Lee
09-01-2009, 06:33 PM
Can't wait:yippee:

Dinara is not cooperating :p

kalisita
09-01-2009, 06:40 PM
Dinara is not cooperating :p

Well, someone has to make up for Kuzzie's relatively straightforward win. :shrug:

kalisita
09-01-2009, 06:46 PM
This may be too much!

Lee
09-01-2009, 06:47 PM
This may be too much!

Way too much. And again, I saw the DF coming. :tape:

Noleta
09-01-2009, 06:51 PM
Dinara is not cooperating :p

Safina:help::o:ogiving away that set with a DF:bolt:

*Ljubica*
09-01-2009, 06:56 PM
Dinara :banghead: WTA should be banned :fiery:

Lee
09-01-2009, 07:00 PM
And Melanie finish the match with an ace.

:yeah: Oudin!

kalisita
09-01-2009, 07:01 PM
:bigclap: Oudin!

Noleta
09-01-2009, 07:03 PM
Dinara :banghead: WTA should be banned :fiery:

Think of your Alex:awww::p

Oh dear:oJust embarrassing for World#1:o:tape:

*Ljubica*
09-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Think of your Alex:awww::p

Oh dear:oJust embarrassing for World#1:o:tape:

Why? :p He doesn't like Safina anyway - she's not pretty enough for him :rolleyes: So I'm sure if I bought him a poster of Ana I or Ms. Kournikova wearing a very short skirt, he'd be happy. He doesn't have to watch them play tennis to enjoy them :tape:

Ah - onto the 3rd set NI(f******)D :rolleyes:)

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 07:23 PM
:wavey: Evening - shite day here :mad: Nole the light at the end of the tunnel....

Just knew this would happen...bloody Safina.:banghead:

Lee
09-01-2009, 07:28 PM
Nole will be good for you Herdwick! :hug:

Lee
09-01-2009, 07:30 PM
So far 81 UEs between Safina and Rogowska. :tape: :tape:

*Ljubica*
09-01-2009, 07:33 PM
So far 81 UEs between Safina and Rogowska. :tape: :tape:

Adv to 40-40, then Adv to 40-40 again - f****** interminable :rolleyes: This one game has taken around 10 minutes :help:

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 07:33 PM
Indeed - have been looking forward to him all day, if I can put it like that. :D

Can't watch Safina so am enjoying Berdych. Is it just me or are Odesnik's shorts rather disturbing....

kalisita
09-01-2009, 07:34 PM
4 DFs for Dinara in this game! :help: Facing BP. Her coach is very negative in the stands. I'd think that would just freak her out even more.

And she's broken. :tape:

Lee
09-01-2009, 07:40 PM
Indeed - have been looking forward to him all day, if I can put it like that. :D

Can't watch Safina so am enjoying Berdych. Is it just me or are Odesnik's shorts rather disturbing....

Can't stand Odesnik myself. What's wrong with his shorts. It seems the producer is avoiding any closeup of Odesnik with his shorts. It's either his upper body only or a long shot. :lol:

OK, finally see the shorts. :lol: Reminds me of Stepanek's shirts last year or the year before.

Lee
09-01-2009, 07:42 PM
4 DFs for Dinara in this game! :help: Facing BP. Her coach is very negative in the stands. I'd think that would just freak her out even more.

And she's broken. :tape:

Blatant coaching from her coach :tape: Is he more than her coach?

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 07:43 PM
Very baggy and strange pale checks :shrug: Odd with the dark shirt.

On the bright side Nike have got the colours the right way round now with Tomas - coloured top and dark shorts. I felt positively embarrassed for Giraffe in Montreal...

kalisita
09-01-2009, 07:54 PM
Blatant coaching from her coach :tape: Is he more than her coach?

That's been hinted at but it's hinted at for most of the girls who aren't coached by their dads so who knows? They certainly seem way too entwined. It's like she gets more upset about letting him down or not winning for him than she does about letting herself down.

kalisita
09-01-2009, 08:00 PM
I believe that's 4 consecutive breaks. :o

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 08:05 PM
Gah - shall go and have bath. Hopefully we'll have a helping of Nole by the time I've finished.

tangerine_dream
09-01-2009, 08:08 PM
I will be too exhausted to watch Novak after this match.

*Ljubica*
09-01-2009, 08:11 PM
I am going to :explode: if these silly women don't get off court VERY soon :rolleyes:

kalisita
09-01-2009, 08:12 PM
Hopefully Safina can serve it out. Wonder what the odds are? :lol:

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:16 PM
40-0 finally

kalisita
09-01-2009, 08:16 PM
Serves it out at love. Good job.

*Ljubica*
09-01-2009, 08:16 PM
May all the Gods be praised - they're off :woohoo:

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:17 PM
Narrowly avoiding a major upset :rolleyes: with the crowds loudly cheering against her.....I am now worried about Nole's match....I guess the crowd feels sour now :scared: plus all the crap last year :sad:

kalisita
09-01-2009, 08:19 PM
Nole time!

http://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/kalisita/Smilies/party-smiley-17172.gifhttp://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/kalisita/Smilies/party-smiley-9534.gifhttp://i648.photobucket.com/albums/uu201/kalisita/Smilies/party-smiley-9536.gif

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:24 PM
Can't wait now!!! Ajde Nole!!!!! :bounce: :kiss:

Noleta
09-01-2009, 08:25 PM
Why? :p He doesn't like Safina anyway - she's not pretty enough for him :rolleyes: So I'm sure if I bought him a poster of Ana I or Ms. Kournikova wearing a very short skirt, he'd be happy. He doesn't have to watch them play tennis to enjoy them :tape:

Ah - onto the 3rd set NI(f******)D :rolleyes:)

You're too good for him:p

Nole here we go:bounce:

kalisita
09-01-2009, 08:27 PM
Short hair on Nole. Wearing the orangish shirt.:) Hopefully with just a falcon on the back and not that horrible tire thing. :tape:

Noleta
09-01-2009, 08:28 PM
Nole looks handsome:inlove::drool:

Lee
09-01-2009, 08:28 PM
Nole is wearing the orange-yellow shirt :p

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 08:28 PM
Right on cue - here he is!!! :bounce:

Stephie Cesc
09-01-2009, 08:28 PM
Ajde Nole!! :rocker2::bounce:

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:28 PM
Nole's smiling!
I see the orange in the jacket :tape:

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:29 PM
Stephie I've just read ur PM :kiss:

Lee
09-01-2009, 08:31 PM
:rolls: I'm watching the stream on TV and the commentator doesn't hesitate to show how annoyed he's with previous women matches.

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:31 PM
Damn it Nole & JJ's matches clash together :explode: Safina ruins everything for me :rolleyes:

I heard cheers for Novak :inlove: Feel the love, Nole :hug:

Lee
09-01-2009, 08:32 PM
And the hosts on ESPN are Carillo and Gilbert. :lol: Guess I better watch the stream.

*Ljubica*
09-01-2009, 08:33 PM
You're too good for him:p

Nole here we go:bounce:

I'll tell him you said that :D

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:34 PM
Why did Novak tuck his shirt in? :scratch:

Running:Free
09-01-2009, 08:35 PM
:wavey: Just in time.

Nole, don't turn around. :kiss: The front/colour isn't too bad. :p

Noleta
09-01-2009, 08:35 PM
Mtf:smash:

His right thigh is taped:tape:

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:35 PM
Why did Novak tuck his shirt in? :scratch:
My mistake...

Noleta
09-01-2009, 08:36 PM
Not too sure about the shirt now:tape:

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:37 PM
I'm quite amazed by the sound of hitting...why does it sound different to me? The structure of court affecting the acoustics?? :scratch:

Noleta
09-01-2009, 08:37 PM
His girlfriend is there:yeah:no sight of his parents yet:p

Lee
09-01-2009, 08:38 PM
Todd is wearing black long sleeve jacket on court :eek:

At least he's making notes.

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:38 PM
Nice service game to start! :yeah: Keep it up!

His hair's too short IMO :awww:

*Ljubica*
09-01-2009, 08:39 PM
TV too keen on showing Todd Martin to show Marian and Miljan :spit:

Running:Free
09-01-2009, 08:39 PM
Todd is wearing black long sleeve jacket on court :eek:

At least he's making notes.

At least that looks reassuring. :lol:

Lee
09-01-2009, 08:39 PM
I'm quite amazed by the sound of hitting...why does it sound different to me? The structure of court affecting the acoustics?? :scratch:

The tension of the strings and where the ball hit the racket make the difference in the sound.

Lee
09-01-2009, 08:40 PM
Not too sure about the shirt now:tape:

It's seems addidas are making the back of the shirts like a target for target shooting :tape:

Noleta
09-01-2009, 08:41 PM
Thanks Ivan:hug:

kalisita
09-01-2009, 08:41 PM
And the hosts on ESPN are Carillo and Gilbert. :lol: Guess I better watch the stream.

JMac and Fowler are calling the match actually. ESPN just likes to bring everyone in before a match. :rolleyes:

Early break! :)

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:41 PM
Early break, let's see if he can keep this up ;)

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 08:41 PM
:bounce: And I like the shirt. And the hair. And the semi-beard.

But someone saw Jelena?

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:42 PM
It's seems addidas are making the back of the shirts like a target for target shooting :tape:
Nowhere as bad as PHM's shirt :tape:

tangerine_dream
09-01-2009, 08:42 PM
Smurf time! :bounce:

ESPN had a nice short intro for Novak, lyrics of the song used, "You never saw me coming..." Or something like that.

Lee
09-01-2009, 08:44 PM
JMac and Fowler are calling the match actually. ESPN just likes to bring everyone in before a match. :rolleyes:

Early break! :)

I am torn between picking which to watch :lol:

Smurf time! :bounce:

ESPN had a nice short intro for Novak, lyrics of the song used, "You never saw me coming..." Or something like that.

And I missed it from both the stream and ESPN. :p

Running:Free
09-01-2009, 08:46 PM
Smurf time! :bounce:

ESPN had a nice short intro for Novak, lyrics of the song used, "You never saw me coming..." Or something like that.

That was nice, fitting with his personality :yeah:

Noleta
09-01-2009, 08:47 PM
:bounce: And I like the shirt. And the hair. And the semi-beard.

But someone saw Jelena?

Moi:p

Lee
09-01-2009, 08:47 PM
Ljubo adopts the DSOD :lol:

Noleta
09-01-2009, 08:47 PM
Nowhere as bad as PHM's shirt :tape:

:spit:

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 08:50 PM
Ljubo finally gets on the board.

Nole, keep it up!!! Hold plz

Noleta
09-01-2009, 08:51 PM
Rafa play his first round tomorrow:eek::tape:

Lee
09-01-2009, 08:51 PM
All the Serbia men are on court playing. Nenad, Nole, Janko and Viktor :lol:

Lee
09-01-2009, 08:52 PM
Rafa play his first round tomorrow:eek::tape:

They need a star to play on the 3rd day of 1st round.

Noleta
09-01-2009, 08:55 PM
They need a star to play on the 3rd day of 1st round.

Don't think it's a good thing for Rafa:shrug:

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 08:55 PM
Rafa v Richie = a very happy Herdwick. :D Bet it's the night match though and I'm already losing sleep for Andykins v Ernie later on. The sacrifices I make...

Lee
09-01-2009, 08:57 PM
Rafa v Richie = a very happy Herdwick. :D Bet it's the night match though and I'm already losing sleep for Andykins v Ernie later on. The sacrifices I make...

It should be the last day session match on AA. Just like Nole's match today. I believe.

Running:Free
09-01-2009, 08:59 PM
Just like Nole to try a DSOD after such a long rally. :rolleyes:

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 08:59 PM
It should be the last day session match on AA. Just like Nole's match today. I believe.

Really? :woohoo: :dance:

Lee
09-01-2009, 08:59 PM
Don't think it's a good thing for Rafa:shrug:

It's just first round :shrug:

Lee
09-01-2009, 09:00 PM
WOW! 2 DSnotOD!!!

Lee
09-01-2009, 09:01 PM
Really? :woohoo: :dance:

I think night session belongs to Federer for his 2nd round match.

Noleta
09-01-2009, 09:01 PM
It's just first round :shrug:

He won't have that many days off,before he play 2rounds:confused:

Ajde Nole,so far so good:yippee:

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 09:01 PM
DSnotOD :haha:

Fair rolling nicely now...

pica_pica
09-01-2009, 09:03 PM
MTF is extra slow for me :explode:

So far so good :cool: Keep it up!!!

Noleta
09-01-2009, 09:05 PM
MTF is extra slow for me :explode:

So far so good :cool: Keep it up!!!

Same here:fiery:

Nole will have to srev for the set:unsure:

kalisita
09-01-2009, 09:06 PM
Serve it out strong!

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 09:08 PM
He's looking really smooth, powerful and sleek tonight :D

Noleta
09-01-2009, 09:08 PM
No sign of CS yet:D

Nole:kiss:keep it up:bounce:

Lee
09-01-2009, 09:08 PM
No problem serving out a set. That's a good change!!!!

Stephie Cesc
09-01-2009, 09:09 PM
First set in the bag :bounce:

shuhrat
09-01-2009, 09:09 PM
Hi, all! :wavey:
I'm suprised that the combination of yellow&black looks that good on him. :eek: Still worry about taping things though. :unsure:

Got the 1st set relatively easily! :D :yeah:

kalisita
09-01-2009, 09:11 PM
Two more to go! :bigclap:

This match is not at all like I expected. That's alright, though. :)

Ajde Nole! :rocker2:

shuhrat
09-01-2009, 09:14 PM
Nice passing shot at BP!
Early break again. :kiss:

9winners and just 1UE in the 1st set? :inlove:

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 09:14 PM
Must say this is just what I needed. Keep it up Nole :yeah:

Lee
09-01-2009, 09:16 PM
Has ESPN finished with Oudin yet, kalisita?

Running:Free
09-01-2009, 09:18 PM
Nice passing shot at BP!
Early break again. :kiss:

9winners and just 1UE in the 1st set? :inlove:

:inlove:

Is there a break in the second set? ESPN :mad:

Lee
09-01-2009, 09:19 PM
2 breaks now

Lee
09-01-2009, 09:20 PM
:inlove:

Is there a break in the second set? ESPN :mad:

There's streaming from USO site though.

Oops forgot you're in Canada but all the usual LS sites have the match

shuhrat
09-01-2009, 09:20 PM
double breaks up now! :dance:

kalisita
09-01-2009, 09:20 PM
Two breaks now.

Noleta
09-01-2009, 09:22 PM
Go for the bagel Novak:rocker2:yet to lose a point on hos DS:eek:

Lee
09-01-2009, 09:32 PM
Can't really see how good is Nole with Ljubo's total self destruction :tape:

Noleta
09-01-2009, 09:34 PM
Can't really see how good is Nole with Ljubo's total self destruction :tape:

Still he's playing good:D DTLBH:drool:

Ivan:eek:

2sets up:bounce:

Running:Free
09-01-2009, 09:35 PM
BH DTL :hearts: Breadstick :dance:

Ljubo :hug: :awww:

kalisita
09-01-2009, 09:35 PM
A breadstick instead of a bagel perhaps?

Even Ljubo was like "how'd you miss that? I was already walking." This is kind of depressing. Now it's really depressing. WTF today Ivan?

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 09:35 PM
Ah well.

Coffee all round I think :D

Lee
09-01-2009, 09:35 PM
Still he's playing good:D DTLBH:drool:

He had all the time in the world to hit that bhdtl. But it's PRETTY! :inlove:

Lee
09-01-2009, 09:37 PM
2 sets in less than an hour! :worship:

Lee
09-01-2009, 09:38 PM
Troicki won! Nestor and Nenad won!

:dance:

*Ljubica*
09-01-2009, 09:38 PM
2 sets in less than an hour! :worship:

He knows I need to :zzz:

Running:Free
09-01-2009, 09:39 PM
Troicki won! Nestor and Nenad won!

:dance:

JJ up a set, Nole two. All's well with the world :inlove:

Herdwick
09-01-2009, 09:41 PM
2 sets in less than an hour! :worship:

'Gather ye rosebuds while ye may' :lol:

And Browning and Herrick to boot - we are a cultured bunch :angel:

Noleta
09-01-2009, 09:43 PM
Nole don't get lazy:armed:

shuhrat
09-01-2009, 09:46 PM
JJ up a set, Nole two. All's well with the world :inlove:
Then ajde Janko! :rocker2:

Noleta
09-01-2009, 09:51 PM
Novak:armed:

shuhrat
09-01-2009, 09:52 PM
:secret: When challenging the calls, Nole usually looks so cute. :p

This is the closest game so far on his serve?

Now we need a break here!