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Let's bring it in Beijing! China Open 2009 cheering thread. Nole - 2009 champion!

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ellewoods
10-02-2009, 01:36 PM
Thought I'd start this up so I can finally lose my tournament thread virginity :lol:

Name: China Open
Category: ATP World Tour 500
Place: Beijing, China
Date: 05.10.2009-11.10.2009
Draw Size: S-32 D-16
Surface: Hard
Prize Money: $ 3,337,000

*Ljubica*
10-02-2009, 02:28 PM
Elle :woohoo: No longer a thread virgin :bounce:

Thanks for starting the thread, and hope you bring our Nole good luck in Beijing :D

but-it's-ok
10-02-2009, 04:53 PM
Elle:banana:

Thanks for starting the thread!,hope Nole 'brings it' in Beijing:bounce:

ellen_
10-02-2009, 04:57 PM
Congrats, Elle! :banana: And kick ass, Nole!

pica_pica
10-02-2009, 05:57 PM
Elle :yeah: :D Another thread virgin gone :haha:
So nice that everyone has chance to start a thread here! ;)

*Ljubica*
10-02-2009, 06:00 PM
Elle :yeah: :D Another thread virgin gone :haha:
So nice that everyone has chance to start a thread here! ;)

So do we have anymore virgins left to sacrifice for Shanghai? :)

carlhiro
10-02-2009, 07:00 PM
Go Nole!

Get all your luck in China. Ajde!

kalisita
10-02-2009, 09:21 PM
Ajde Nole! :rocker2: Win this! :banana:

:dance: Elle!

Running:Free
10-02-2009, 10:22 PM
Thought I'd start this up so I can finally lose my tournament thread virginity :lol:

:rocker2:

Last stretch of the season, hope Noley can end it off on a high note. :dance:

Alex999
10-03-2009, 02:51 AM
Go Nole :)

kalisita
10-03-2009, 07:13 AM
Draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/747/mds.pdf

Roddick's in his half.

Hanescu in 1R. Could play Troicki in 2R.

shuhrat
10-03-2009, 07:17 AM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/747/mds.pdf

[1] NADAL, Rafael ESP vs [WC] BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
BLAKE, James USA vs QUALIFIER
ACASUSO, Jose ARG vs [WC] SAFIN, Marat RUS
FERRER, David ESP vs [7] GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI

[4] DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS vs KUNITSYN, Igor RUS
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER vs KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
BENNETEAU, Julien FRA vs DANIEL, Marcos BRA
ANDREEV, Igor RUS vs [8/WC] CILIC, Marin CRO

[6] SODERLING, Robin SWE vs CHARDY, Jeremy FRA
ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs BECKER, Benjamin GER
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA vs LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO
QUALIFIER vs [3] RODDICK, Andy USA

[5] VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs QUALIFIER
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
QUALIFIER vs TROICKI, Viktor SRB
HANESCU, Victor ROU vs [2] DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB

:o :tape: :p Ajde Nole! :dance:

Lee
10-03-2009, 07:17 AM
Pretty tough draw in Nole's quarter.

Hanescu, Troicki and probably Verdasco before Roddick. :awww:

ellewoods
10-03-2009, 07:31 AM
Wow, tough draw indeed. You better bring it Nole :armed:

but-it's-ok
10-03-2009, 07:53 AM
Nole's draw!!:help:

Ajde Nole:rocker2:

*Ljubica*
10-03-2009, 11:18 AM
Bad draw :sad:

Ah well - we must believe - ajde Nole - you can do it :D

*Raine
10-03-2009, 02:02 PM
Now that I love this timezone, I can't watch his match. :haha:

*Ljubica*
10-03-2009, 02:06 PM
Now that I love this timezone, I can't watch his match. :haha:

:hug: I can hardly ever watch any in your timezone, because I'm almost always at work and no livestreams allowed :sad: But I can cheer telepathically and maybe check a scoreboard from time to time!!

Noleta
10-03-2009, 02:48 PM
The draw:spit::help:i fear for another early exit for Nole:sad:

Elle:yeah:How was your first experience starting a thread?:p

pica_pica
10-03-2009, 05:32 PM
Tough draw, but let's go! :rocker2:

pica_pica
10-03-2009, 05:33 PM
Now that I love this timezone, I can't watch his match. :haha:
True for me too :o Being in the same time zone means direct collision with my daily work

shuhrat
10-04-2009, 09:42 AM
Pre-Match Press Conference: Novak Djokovic(SRB) 2009/10/04

Q: You've been off for three weeks. How did you prepare for Beijing?

A: This is my second time playing at this site and I had a lot of success, won a bronze medal, so I'm very excited to be back, obviously. I had a lot of time since the US Open. I've been with the team at the Davis Cup and since I haven't played a match, so I had around a week of holidays and rest, and then two hard weeks of training. I really prepared well for Beijing and Shanghai, and I can hope that the work will pay off.

Q: On your official Web site, it mentions a column about the Beijing weather. What do you think of the weather this year compared to 2008?

A: It's much better. In 2008, the weather was very difficult for all the athletes. It was humid and difficult for the athletes to play, but this year itís much nicer and easier to play in. This year it has changed absolutely.

Q: Why don't your two brothers come with you to Beijing? And do you have some suggestions for the junior players?

A: My two brothers have their own careers right now, so they have to pay attention more on their lives. They have dedicated more time to practice and obviously they want to become professional tennis players. Thatís why they can't travel with me as much. But every time they are with me, I enjoy being with them and they are great support, especially the youngest one. :)

I can suggest to any junior players to try to be professional and try to accept that tennis is their life and it is their job and it is what they do. Tennis is one of the rare sports that requires a lot of dedication, lots of traveling. The season is probably one of the longest in sports. Basically it's not easy but it's a very nice way of living. You get to see a lot of people and travel to a lot of different countries.

Q: What do you think is the most important quality in a tennis player?

A: It depends which tennis player. I don't know. It's obviously the work and dedication and professionalism. In any professional sport you have to dedicate a lot of your time. I think you have to be in it 100 percent.

Q: What are your ambitions for the China Open? And what are your plans and ambitions for the rest of the season?

A: Considering the good results I've had in the last two seasons in Asian tournaments, I can expect a good result here. I always go for the highest possible result and I'm confident right now. I'm looking to make more good results. I think I played a good tournament at the US Open and I'm physically and mentally prepared. I'm aware that there are four or five more good tournaments before the end of the season.

Q: A lot of players kind of mentally see the US Open as the end of the season, but you're not one of those, do you think you can take advantage of that?

A: The season is really long and I think the players feel it. I think that's one of the reasons why some players think that after the US Open there's only one or two more tournaments to go to. But after the US Open, there's still a lot more, one or two months to go. I just try to take one tournament at a time and perform my best and go from there.

Q: Your fans have named you 'Joker' because you are such a comedian, so I wonder who are you going to imitate this time on the court?

A: Well that's a question unfortunately I don't have an answer for. I don't plan to do anything that I do, it just comes spontaneously on the court. If it's the right moment and the people are really eager to see something, then maybe I'll show something. I like to have fun on and off the court, but, of course, everything has its own limits and borders. When I have to be professional on the court during a match, I am. But I like to have fun before and after the match and I like to bring some fun to the spectators.

Q: How is the experience working with Todd Martin? I know you said it's just part time, but players usually make changes.

need in our team in order to improve some elements in my game. In this level it's only about the details, I think, in the game and the mental state as well. He has experience and used to be a top five player, used to play the best players in the world and beat the best players in the world. To have him on the team would be great thing for me, a good step forward. But I'm not going to stop working with Marian Vajda. I'm going to work with Marian part time and Todd part time. Marian is a person that helped me a lot in my career and in my life. We have a special relationship and it's not just a coach player thing.

Amber Spyglass
10-04-2009, 12:18 PM
Nole's playing tomorrow,13.00hr Beijing time,about 6/7am european time,is anybody going to be able to watch it?I'll check the result before I go to school,but since my computer can't do streams :rolleyes:,there's not much point getting up for a SB at that hour

shuhrat
10-04-2009, 12:21 PM
I can't follow it either. :sad::sobbing:

Good luck and enjoy your first match in Asia, Nole. :hug:

*Ljubica*
10-04-2009, 12:22 PM
Novak plays tomorrow, second match on Centre Court

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/747/op.pdf

Play starts at 11.00am Beijing time, so imagine should be about 13.00 in Beijing - that's 6.00am in UK and 7.00am everywhere else in Europe. Not sure about US though I assume sometime in the middle of the night. :o

Works out pretty well for me :bounce: as I normally get up at 5.30am for work anyway - so guess I can watch at least the 1st set (if there's a livestream) before I have to leave, and follow the end of the match on a scoreboard.

Ajde Nole :D

*Ljubica*
10-04-2009, 12:38 PM
Nole's playing tomorrow,13.00hr Beijing time,about 6/7am european time,is anybody going to be able to watch it?I'll check the result before I go to school,but since my computer can't do streams :rolleyes:,there's not much point getting up for a SB at that hour

LOL! Think we all posted at the same time there :lol:

If there are livestreams available, I will surely watch the start of the match :) I normally get up between 5.30am and 6.00am anyway, and leave the house at 7.30am - so it doesn't make much difference to me :shrug: Unless he wins 6-0, 6-0 or something, I sure won't see all the match - but hopefully will catch the scoreboard for the end once I get to the office (can't watch livestreams from work :sad: ) For me personally, it's probably the best time he could be scheduled as at least I'll get to see some of it.

ellewoods
10-04-2009, 12:41 PM
Hm, not sure even I can watch this. It should start about 4pm my time but I will be out with a friend. May be able to come home and catch the last bit of it too.

Ajde Nole. Don't fail me on my first tournament thread :rocker2:

*Ljubica*
10-04-2009, 12:43 PM
Hm, not sure even I can watch this. It should start about 4pm my time but I will be out with a friend. May be able to come home and catch the last bit of it too.

Ajde Nole. Don't fail me on my first tournament thread :rocker2:

:lol: He wouldn't dare :rolls:

born_on_clay
10-04-2009, 12:54 PM
Good luck Nole
I hope he will meet with Rafa in final ;)

ellewoods
10-04-2009, 12:56 PM
:lol: He wouldn't dare :rolls:

Grr, exactly :armed:

*Ljubica*
10-04-2009, 01:02 PM
Grr, exactly :armed:

This thread should be sticky - I keep on "losing" it :sad:

And hope you're going to keep the :armed: and :boxing: threat up until he wins the final :D

Ad Wim
10-04-2009, 01:03 PM
You guys are always looking too much to the draw. The most important thing is that he plays well. If he does that, he should reach the final. If not, he can lose to lots of guys, especially in such a strong field.

*Ljubica*
10-04-2009, 01:53 PM
You guys are always looking too much to the draw. The most important thing is that he plays well. If he does that, he should reach the final. If not, he can lose to lots of guys, especially in such a strong field.

I actually agree with you :) Take each match at a time, gain some confidence, and just see what happens.

but-it's-ok
10-04-2009, 03:10 PM
My take is that draws always look more scary on paper:lol:

I look forward to seeing how well Nole will do this tournament;)

pica_pica
10-04-2009, 03:15 PM
Novak plays tomorrow, second match on Centre Court

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/747/op.pdf

Play starts at 11.00am Beijing time, so imagine should be about 13.00 in Beijing - that's 6.00am in UK and 7.00am everywhere else in Europe. Not sure about US though I assume sometime in the middle of the night. :o

Works out pretty well for me :bounce: as I normally get up at 5.30am for work anyway - so guess I can watch at least the 1st set (if there's a livestream) before I have to leave, and follow the end of the match on a scoreboard.

Ajde Nole :D
Hmmmmm....I think I should be glad that it coincides with my lunch time. I'll have my lunchbox in front of my computer, I guess :lol: :rolls: And I hope Kohlshreiber and Dr Ivo can finish quickly

Noleta
10-04-2009, 04:28 PM
You guys are always looking too much to the draw. The most important thing is that he plays well. If he does that, he should reach the final. If not, he can lose to lots of guys, especially in such a strong field.

Nor surprising looking at his results this year:p

I think i should be able to watch some action,that if the first match finishes quickly::D

Ajde Nole:rocker2:

*Ljubica*
10-04-2009, 04:43 PM
Dr. Ivo has a nasty habit of taking every match to a final set tie-break :bolt: So please not tomorrow Ivo - a double bagel will do nicely............... let whoever wins the first game of the match win the next 11 :D

Lee
10-04-2009, 09:22 PM
My espn360 coverage only starts from Thursday so I have to rely on other streams. :(

*Ljubica*
10-05-2009, 05:16 AM
Dr. Ivo is just finished - right on cue :D It'a 6.15am here - bring it on Novak :rocker:

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:21 AM
Just finished my lunch :angel: Am thinking whether I should try a stream here :unsure:

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:23 AM
Alright I'm here. Time to cheer our boy on. :bounce:

kalisita
10-05-2009, 05:23 AM
Ajde Nole! :rocker:

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:27 AM
Ace. :hearts:

*Ljubica*
10-05-2009, 05:27 AM
Just finished my lunch :angel: Am thinking whether I should try a stream here :unsure:

I can't find a stream at all :sad: None of the usual sites seem to have it :tears:

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:27 AM
Ace :hearts: Trying a stream at office :devil:

Stephie Cesc
10-05-2009, 05:27 AM
Ajde Nole! :bounce: Good luck! :dance:

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:29 AM
Nole holds. :bounce:

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:29 AM
None of the streams at fromsport.com work for me. They either show the wrong programme or need me to install software, which I think I shouldn't do at office

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:30 AM
Ajde Nole! :bounce: Good luck! :dance:
Hey! You at the library???? No lectures/tutorials yet??

kalisita
10-05-2009, 05:31 AM
Lee said that ESPN360 wasn't streaming until Thursday. Maybe there won't be any streams until then. I don't have 360 so I don't know how it normally works.

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:32 AM
And breaks to love. Keep it up Nole.

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:34 AM
So nobody has streams???? Then I feel better :lol:

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:35 AM
Ooh BP. Save it Nole. :(

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:35 AM
Deuce.

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:36 AM
Wake up Nole. :( Save the second BP.

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:37 AM
Nole :rolleyes: Our Djokocoaster is back :bounce:

kalisita
10-05-2009, 05:38 AM
Back on serve already. crap.

*Ljubica*
10-05-2009, 05:39 AM
So nobody has streams???? Then I feel better :lol:

No :sad: Fromsport isn't working for me either - keeps asking me to install something I don't feel comfortable doing in case it has a virus or something :shrug: Even bet365 isn't showing it :tears: And I got up this early for nothing :banghead: Well - OK - not for nothing - I have to go to work - but I rushed about to be ready to watch for nothing.

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:39 AM
Are they trying to make it a break-fest???

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:39 AM
Nole Broken. Wake up and break back Nole. :(

Stephie Cesc
10-05-2009, 05:40 AM
Hey! You at the library???? No lectures/tutorials yet??

:wavey: I'm at home already! Only had one lesson this morning and then I rushed back home :lol:

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:41 AM
No :sad: Fromsport isn't working for me either - keeps asking me to install something I don't feel comfortable doing in case it has a virus or something :shrug: Even bet365 isn't showing it :tears: And I got up this early for nothing :banghead: Well - OK - not for nothing - I have to go to work - but I rushed about to be ready to watch for nothing.
I know my pay-TV back home is not showing this either, so I feel like I am not missing anything :rolleyes: :p

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:41 AM
:wavey: I'm at home already! Only had one lesson this morning and then I rushed back home :lol:
NOW-TV showing the match or not?

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:42 AM
0-2 to 2-2 is bad :explode:
Let's forget it and go on, Nole! :rocker2:
30-0

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:43 AM
Nole is serving awesomely so far. :hearts:

Stephie Cesc
10-05-2009, 05:44 AM
NOW-TV showing the match or not?

Unfortunately not :shrug: TV coverage starts from Friday :(

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:44 AM
Someone said something during USO about how Nole's service motion is different. It might be slightly but it's working. :D (or maybe Hanescu doesn't return well, but at 6'6 he should be returning pretty well).

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:47 AM
Wonder how he's playing.....stats are not bad but he can't sustain any lead...:awww:

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:48 AM
Nole is serving awesomely so far. :hearts:
You can watch the match? :confused:

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:50 AM
Unfortunately not :shrug: TV coverage starts from Friday :(
:scratch: Oh...I thought it's Thursday...

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:50 AM
You can watch the match? :confused:
No but you can tell by the 78% and 5 aces. :shrug: :D

*Ljubica*
10-05-2009, 05:51 AM
Now the scoreboard seems to be stuck :rolleyes:

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:51 AM
Nole breaks again, 4-2. Come on.

Stephie Cesc
10-05-2009, 05:52 AM
:scratch: Oh...I thought it's Thursday...

oops..you're right. It should be Thursday!

Nole broke serve :D And now please hold!

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:52 AM
No but you can tell by the 78% and 5 aces. :shrug: :D
Sure, stats are nice.
And YESSSSSSS another break! 4-2! Let's serve strong!!! Take the first set before 2pm so that I don't have to worry when I am working :angel: plsss

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:53 AM
Ohh DF. I spoke too early. :tape:

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:53 AM
oops..you're right. It should be Thursday!

Nole broke serve :D And now please hold!
Yes, but Thursday I'll not be at home from 7:30am to 9:15pm :bigcry: I hope he's not scheduled on that day but the day before and after

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:54 AM
Damn 15-40. Stop choking Nole. :(

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:55 AM
Yes, deuce. Hold Nole.

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:55 AM
There's nothing wrong with his serve stats, but WTF's with him not being able to consolidate breaks comfortably? :(

*Ljubica*
10-05-2009, 05:56 AM
Sure, stats are nice.
And YESSSSSSS another break! 4-2! Let's serve strong!!! Take the first set before 2pm so that I don't have to worry when I am working :angel: plsss

:lol: Yes, I'd like him to win this 1st set before I have to leave for work. But he seems to be having trouble holding his own serve again :rolleyes:

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 05:57 AM
Yes! 5-2.

kalisita
10-05-2009, 05:57 AM
The hold!

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:57 AM
Yes, he holds!! :kiss:

Stephie Cesc
10-05-2009, 05:57 AM
5-2!

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:59 AM
Let's break again. I'm not confident of him serving the set out

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 05:59 AM
Nole you better behave. My lunchtime is over...won't be posting much (or any at all). AJDE :kiss:

kalisita
10-05-2009, 06:05 AM
2 SPs!

First set down! Hopefully do it in straights.

kalisita
10-05-2009, 06:09 AM
Early break!

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 06:10 AM
Nole breaks early thanks to DF from Victor. :hug:

*Ljubica*
10-05-2009, 06:12 AM
Nole you better behave. My lunchtime is over...won't be posting much (or any at all). AJDE :kiss:

Have a good afternoon :hug: I'm not posting much either, because I'm getting the make-up on :rolleyes: and preparing for work.............. have to leave in about 15 minutes. But - as you say - ajde :rocker: He's now a break up in the second - a nice, smooth, trouble-free, non-Djokocoaster set would be nice :D

kalisita
10-05-2009, 06:18 AM
Another DF to give the break from Hanescu. Nole back up a break. Hopefully he'll :drive: now.

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 06:27 AM
WTF's with them breaking each other so oftenly???

Stephie Cesc
10-05-2009, 06:28 AM
Broken :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
10-05-2009, 06:31 AM
OK - I have to leave. You better have won this thing by the time I get to work Nole.

:wavey:

Baghdatis#1
10-05-2009, 06:36 AM
Go Nole!

ellewoods
10-05-2009, 06:43 AM
Just got home. Yay first set in the bag! Now please close this out quickly.

No streams?

kalisita
10-05-2009, 06:46 AM
:wavey: Have a nice day Rose. :)

No streams Elle. :sad:

ellewoods
10-05-2009, 06:48 AM
I got my fromsport stream to work. Really bad quality but Nole :) He's wearing the mango shirt

kalisita
10-05-2009, 06:51 AM
Serve it out strong!

ellewoods
10-05-2009, 06:54 AM
Great cross court backhand by Nole but played a dumb next shot resulting in Hanescu's perfect lob

And a FHDTL to bring up MP!

kalisita
10-05-2009, 06:55 AM
:clap2: Into R2! :clap2:

Better keep going until I can see you on my tv Nole! :armed: No pressure though.

ellewoods
10-05-2009, 06:56 AM
Woohoo second round!! :bounce:

Stephie Cesc
10-05-2009, 06:56 AM
Yay! :bounce:

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 06:57 AM
:woohoo: Yes!

but-it's-ok
10-05-2009, 06:59 AM
Well done Nole,a straight sets win!!:banana::bounce:

ellen_
10-05-2009, 07:16 AM
:yeah: Good start. Though the BP statistic... 4/7 saved :unsure:

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 07:18 AM
Our Slavic hunk-God won. :banana: I'm so overusing that lol :tape:

*Ljubica*
10-05-2009, 07:22 AM
Just got home. Yay first set in the bag! Now please close this out quickly.

No streams?


LOL! Timezones are so funny - you're just getting home as I'm just leaving for work :p Anyway, it was all over by the time I got here - and didn't get a glimpse of Nole :sad: But at least he won in straights. Well done Nole :bigclap: Now I'd better do some work :lol:

:wavey: Have a nice day Rose. :)

No streams Elle. :sad:

Thanks :hug:

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 08:38 AM
I'm so pissed off about this draw. Nole and Nando to face each other again. :sad: :mad:

It's bad on both sides 'cause Nando is a dangerous matchup for Nole (he's the Top 4 player Nando does best against) and it's also unfortunate that Nando might lose just in the quarters because I so want him to qualify for London.

Lee
10-05-2009, 10:01 AM
I totally forgot about the match :o

According to the post match interview, Nole lost his grip on the racket while he's serving in 2nd game of 2nd set and the racket crossed the net. Just like USO :tape:

Lee
10-05-2009, 10:12 AM
Here're the links to videos for the match.

Set 1 (http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2009-10-05/154632920.shtml)

Set 2 (http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2009-10-05/162032925.shtml)

Lost his racket (http://sports.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2009-10-05/152332915.shtml)

shuhrat
10-05-2009, 10:16 AM
http://www.chinaopen.com.cn/news/en/2009-10-05/1736119.shtml

October 5th 2009 R1, Novak Djokovic d. Victor Hanescu 6-3, 7-5

Q: This is not your first time to lose grip of your racquet when serving. Why do you think you lost it?

A: I knew you would ask me that first question. Well, itís not the first time. I hope itís the last time, because itís not certainly comfortable in that this kind of thing has happened in such a big event. Unfortunately, I sweat a lot in the hand and sometimes it happens even though I donít want it to.

Q: Can you just tell me generally how you feel about the match? Are you happy about how you played today?

A: Yeah I was happy overall with how I played, itís just that I thought that I could finish the job earlier. I had two times break up in the second set and shouldnít lose that service game. You know, it was just a little bit frustrating the way I was losing points in the second set. I think I had chances every game in the match that I should win that game, but you know thatís the first round. You have to get used to the ups and downs a little bit, and hopefully in the next match Iíll be more consistent.

Q: Wanted to ask you if you could elaborate on what itís like to work with Todd Martin. I think a lot of us look back on his era with a lot of fondness so itís great to see someone working with him now.

A: Indeed. Todd has a lot of experience as a play and as a coach as well, and I just hope in our cooperation in the future he will be able to get that experience on me and be able to help me out in some elements of my game I think I can still improve on, as in serve, for example. He was an all around player at the highest level of tennis for many years, so he knows what its like to play in big matches, and itís certainly going to help me out. So, I look forward to working with him and my current coach Marian. I will work part time with both of them, and Iím really excited.

Q: Could you put todayís match in context of what you expect to face later on in the competition when things get tougher and are there any concerns there?

A: Well there are no secrets about later stages of the tournament. Everyone expects tougher opponents, and I am aware of that. And I am as well aware of the face that I need to raise the level of my performance in order to get further. So that is something I will work on. I have the day off tomorrow. I will try to get used to the weather and the time zone Ė the jet leg. As you can see in the second set I was a little bit sleepy, but hopefully I can play well in the next game.

Q: What would you like to say to Chinese tennis fans?

A: I would like to thank them for their great support theyíre giving to me and to all the famous players in general. Iíve said it before, Iíll say it again: things I have experienced with the Chinese fans in the last few years, especially at the Shanghai Masterís Cup, Iíve never experienced in my life. They are very appreciative to a player, and they respect the time you dedicate to them. For me, itís great. I just love it.

Q: Federer has already secured his year-end number one position right now, but the number two position is still open for you, Rafael, and Andy to fight for before the season is finished. So, in your mind, how importance you think your important in the Asian tournaments like in Beijing and Shanghai matters to you?

A: Well ranking wise, it matters a lot, obviously, but itís very important not to pay attention too much to the rankings because then you just lose your focus on something you have to do and your priority to play well on the court. I will just try to be patient and take one match one tournament at a time. I know the results will come if I play well. Iíve been playing at the highest level in tennis for the last three or four years, Iíve been at every major event, so I know what it feels like. Itís a matter of consistency, especially these days when you have Murray, Nadal, Federer, and Del Porto as your main opponents and rivals for the top spots in the world. They are playing so well and so consistent, and in order to keep up you have to do the same and even better.

Q: According to the organizing committee of China Open your name was on the list of a stage show today, but according to the newest list your name was taken off. Is that because you are no longer interested in off court and fashion.

A: I wasnít informed about that. If I knew about that maybe I would participate. I have not much experience in the fashion shows and not much on clothes as well.

Q: Last year when you won the championship, you were understandably upbeat and you talked about going to number one this year. When you look back at the time between the last time you were in China and your arrival this week, how do you look at what youíve achieved this year so far? Is it up to your expectations?

A: I always have very high expectations for most of the tournaments I play, because I was winning most of the surfaces in tournaments I played. I did consistently well at the Grand Slams, which is very important. Any Slam event is very important in order to stay in the menís game. I think that actually was missing at my results this year, good performance at the Grand Slam events. I was in the semifinals at the US Open and quarters at Wimbledon and Australia. Of course thatís a great result, but as I said, even though I played quite well throughout this year I dropped a place in the rankings. That proves how well the other players are doing. If I expected to do something bigger than I did this year then yes, probably, but I am not disappointed with the whole season so far. I had the best clay court season ever up to the French open. So I try to always look on the bright side, and I did make some changes this year on racquet at the start of the year and some other things that were maybe keeping my mind off court a little bit, but I am confident that I can play very well and be a candidate for a Grand Slam in coming years.

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 10:49 AM
Great presser. I'm very glad that Nole mentioned the Grand Slams. He's still very much a contender. I do believe he can win slam #2. Until then, the China Open. :rocker2:

Noleta
10-05-2009, 10:58 AM
Don't have time to catch up,but he won:)was it ugly?:p

*Ljubica*
10-05-2009, 11:26 AM
Don't have time to catch up,but he won:)was it ugly?:p

In my lunch-break, so don't have much time either. There were no livestreams :spit: so hard to tell if it was ugly or not............ but certainly seemed to be a match with lots of breaks (on both sides :rolleyes: ) Whenever Nole broke, he then got broken straight back again. I think the Djokocoaster was in full swing - but - as I said - hard to tell just from live scoreboard, plus I had to leave for work half way through. Don't think you missed much - especially as he seemed to be wearing my most hated orange/mango :spit:

OK - back to work :wavey:

Lee
10-05-2009, 11:33 AM
I scan the match from the links above and Nole seemed to be more aggressive, not pushing. But may be because of his opponent. :shrug:

Lee
10-05-2009, 11:34 AM
I supposed to be sleeping but still wide awake :sobbing: Needs to be up in an hour and a half. :tape:

FlameOn
10-05-2009, 11:41 AM
I scan the match from the links above and Nole seemed to be more aggressive, not pushing. But may be because of his opponent. :shrug:
Excellent. I can rest assured though that Nole will push against Nando like he always does. :(

pica_pica
10-05-2009, 02:50 PM
Hmmmmm....it's bad that the organizers wrote about a fashion show with Nole in it before Nole is informed about. Do they think Novak will definitely agree to it??? First, Nole may not want another fashion show. He may wanna concentrate more on the matches. Second, fans must feel disappointed that promises by the organizers are not fulfilled. I'd be :( if the organizers just put these big names in advertisements about the shows to generate more business.

kalisita
10-05-2009, 02:51 PM
I totally forgot about the match :o

According to the post match interview, Nole lost his grip on the racket while he's serving in 2nd game of 2nd set and the racket crossed the net. Just like USO :tape:

:tape: :help:

Here're the links to videos for the match.

Set 1 (http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2009-10-05/154632920.shtml)

Set 2 (http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2009-10-05/162032925.shtml)

Lost his racket (http://sports.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2009-10-05/152332915.shtml)

That's nice that we can still watch the match, even if it's not live. :)

I supposed to be sleeping but still wide awake :sobbing: Needs to be up in an hour and a half. :tape:

:hug:

*Ljubica*
10-05-2009, 02:59 PM
Here're the links to videos for the match.

Set 1 (http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2009-10-05/154632920.shtml)

Set 2 (http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2009-10-05/162032925.shtml)

Lost his racket (http://sports.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2009-10-05/152332915.shtml)

Thanks for the links Lee :)

amdany
10-05-2009, 04:12 PM
thanks for the links :D, much appreciated Lee :D

but-it's-ok
10-05-2009, 04:25 PM
Thanks for the video links Lee:hug:

Noleta
10-05-2009, 05:18 PM
In my lunch-break, so don't have much time either. There were no livestreams :spit: so hard to tell if it was ugly or not............ but certainly seemed to be a match with lots of breaks (on both sides :rolleyes: ) Whenever Nole broke, he then got broken straight back again. I think the Djokocoaster was in full swing - but - as I said - hard to tell just from live scoreboard, plus I had to leave for work half way through. Don't think you missed much - especially as he seemed to be wearing my most hated orange/mango :spit:

OK - back to work :wavey:

Thanks Rose:)maybe he's still adjusting to the conditions:)

Hmmmmm....it's bad that the organizers wrote about a fashion show with Nole in it before Nole is informed about. Do they think Novak will definitely agree to it??? First, Nole may not want another fashion show. He may wanna concentrate more on the matches. Second, fans must feel disappointed that promises by the organizers are not fulfilled. I'd be :( if the organizers just put these big names in advertisements about the shows to generate more business.

That was not a clever thing to do:tape:

Here're the links to videos for the match.

Set 1 (http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2009-10-05/154632920.shtml)

Set 2 (http://video.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2009-10-05/162032925.shtml)

Lost his racket (http://sports.sina.com.cn/sports/t/v/2009-10-05/152332915.shtml)

Thank you:D

Noleta
10-05-2009, 07:56 PM
3-3 second set,0-15 Hanescue,the next shot???was it a smash or what:eek::haha::tape:don't think i've seen something like that:rolls:

Nole:smash: 5/14 BP conversion:eek:still the same problems,great shots here and there,good serve...not consistent though:shrug:hoping to see some changes in the upcoming match:rocker2:

Lee
10-05-2009, 08:56 PM
3-3 second set,0-15 Hanescue,the next shot???was it a smash or what:eek::haha::tape:don't think i've seen something like that:rolls:

Nole:smash: 5/14 BP conversion:eek:still the same problems,great shots here and there,good serve...not consistent though:shrug:hoping to see some changes in the upcoming match:rocker2:

That's a ridiculous lucky shot.

ellewoods
10-06-2009, 08:09 AM
So Roddick currently playing Kubot and he's down by a double break. Goooo Kubot!! :rocker2:

P.S. For those who want streams of the China Open, if you have a TVU player installed in your computer you can tune into CCTV5 and there's an okay quality stream on that. Much better than the fromsport one from yesterday.

ellewoods
10-06-2009, 09:19 AM
:eek: And Kubot does it! So much for people predicting Roddick would come out of this bracket. Come on Nole, you better seize this opportunity!

FlameOn
10-06-2009, 10:56 AM
I can't believe Roddick lost. No offense to Kubot but he really had no business winning this match. :eek: I guess it just proves that as much as the ATP top players are more consistent (like, 100 times more) than the WTA, they're not perfect, and that if even the top players play a complacent match, they might be in trouble. This is just such a shocking upset.

ellewoods
10-06-2009, 11:23 AM
Looks like Nole's next opponent will be Troicki

Baghdatis has taken Rafa to a third set!

FlameOn
10-06-2009, 11:27 AM
Looks like Nole's next opponent will be Troicki

Baghdatis has taken Rafa to a third set!
Kunitsyn has also snatched the second set from Davydenko in a tiebreak (Kolya was up by quite a few points in the TB too).

Could this be a tournament with lots of upsets? :eek:

shuhrat
10-06-2009, 02:04 PM
http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/747/op.pdf
Last match on center court. Starts at around 9pm local time, I think.
Come on Nole!! :dance:

*Ljubica*
10-06-2009, 02:47 PM
Lukasz :inlove: I really fell in love with him at Serbia Open :D So pleased he won :)

Marcos :awww: :bigcry: I always support him (unless he plays Nole of course!) and would have been great to see him win.

Night match - hmmmm - that's about 2.00pm for us here I think. Ajde Nole :rocker:

pica_pica
10-06-2009, 04:21 PM
Wow! What a tournament!!! Was so happy yesterday about Zhang beating Safina! And Kubot :kiss: :hearts: Same as you Rose, I'm in love with this Kubot since Serbia Open. I guess his run to the final has really inspired him. Have been following his name sometimes ever since and it's nice to see his breakthrough! :bounce: :woohoo:
Anyway, :hug: to poor Roddick, that picture of his horribly broken racquet really scares me :bolt:
And :hug: :hug: to Delpo. I guess the happiness of winning USO has not worn off yet ;)
:hug: :hug: :hug: to JJ but :woohoo: for Peng :kiss:
Rafa, Kolya, Soderling, Nando and Ljubo all underwent tough 3-setters :eek:
And I-am-the-best-and-I-threaten-ball-girls Serena will take back the #1 from I-am-mentally-wrong-and-lose-horribly Safina. How pathetic :rolleyes: :o

Nole vs Troicki .... :unsure: Viktor's on fire recently, and it's never easy for Nole to play a compatriot. But the timing of the match is just great for me :woohoo:

Noleta
10-06-2009, 05:46 PM
Grrr,impossible for me to watch the match,or even follow the score board etc..:crying2:

Ajde Nole:rocker2:

Lee
10-06-2009, 07:44 PM
Wow! What a tournament!!! Was so happy yesterday about Zhang beating Safina! And Kubot

I pride myself knowing most of the Chinese girls but this is the first time I know about Zhang :tape:

Same as you Rose, I'm in love with this Kubot since Serbia Open. I guess his run to the final has really inspired him. Have been following his name sometimes ever since and it's nice to see his breakthrough! :bounce: :woohoo:
Anyway, :hug: to poor Roddick, that picture of his horribly broken racquet really scares me :bolt:

Looks to me Roddick spent way too much time sipping frappucino with his wife after USO :p


And :hug: to Delpo. I guess the happiness of winning USO has not worn off yet ;)

Is he sick?

:hug: to JJ but :woohoo: for Peng :kiss:

JJ retired from the final on Saturday. Seems to me she hasn't recovered yet.


And I-am-the-best-and-I-threaten-ball-girls Serena will take back the #1 from I-am-mentally-wrong-and-lose-horribly Safina. How pathetic :rolleyes: :o

No love for Serena but she's the only WTA player right now deserves the #1 spot. :shrug: Let's see how Justine and Kim do after another year. :p

Nole vs Troicki .... :unsure: Viktor's on fire recently, and it's never easy for Nole to play a compatriot. But the timing of the match is just great for me :woohoo:

At least I don't have to stay up late to watch the match. And Viktor is another BIG server although Nole should not have problem vs him even he's on fire. :p

*Ljubica*
10-06-2009, 07:53 PM
Grrr,impossible for me to watch the match,or even follow the score board etc..:crying2:

Ajde Nole:rocker2:

:sobbing: :hug: Well hopefully - just hopefully - I might see/be able to follow some of it. I'm on part-time hours still, but I worked almost a full day today and yesterday :yawn: so they owe me a lunch-time finish tomorrow :D So I'll pray for lots of long matches prior to Nole, so I should at least be home for 2nd set.


Is he sick?

Yes - I think I read somewhere JM has a fever or something - that might explain it :shrug:

Lee
10-06-2009, 07:58 PM
:sobbing: :hug: Well hopefully - just hopefully - I might see/be able to follow some of it. I'm on part-time hours still, but I worked almost a full day today and yesterday :yawn: so they owe me a lunch-time finish tomorrow :D So I'll pray for lots of long matches prior to Nole, so I should at least be home for 2nd set.

Well, he's in night session and the match before him is Li Na and Dementieva. These two girls have the potential for a very long matches. :lol:

*Ljubica*
10-06-2009, 08:04 PM
Well, he's in night session and the match before him is Li Na and Dementieva. These two girls have the potential for a very long matches. :lol:

:yeah: That's what I like to hear! Lots of double faults, broken service games and endless rallies in the final set :lol: Injury timeouts would be good too :D

OK - I'm out of here - bath and :zzz: And ajde Nole for tomorrow :rocker2:

ellen_
10-07-2009, 04:34 AM
Won't be here either, but :bounce: Go Nole!

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 05:51 AM
I pride myself knowing most of the Chinese girls but this is the first time I know about Zhang :tape:

Looks to me Roddick spent way too much time sipping frappucino with his wife after USO :p

Is he sick?

JJ retired from the final on Saturday. Seems to me she hasn't recovered yet.

No love for Serena but she's the only WTA player right now deserves the #1 spot. :shrug: Let's see how Justine and Kim do after another year. :p

At least I don't have to stay up late to watch the match. And Viktor is another BIG server although Nole should not have problem vs him even he's on fire. :p

Lee :wavey: What a great reply! :lol:
I've never heard of Zhang too :shrug: It's great she's the 3rd Chinese player to beat a world #1 after Zheng and Li ;)
I think Delpo is sick :sad: And JJ's not well too. She'll lose many points again and I'm not optimistic about her chance in the Doha finals this year :tears:
Let's hope Nole will try his very best tonight! :rocker2:

ellewoods
10-07-2009, 07:24 AM
Wow late start which means like 12am or later for me. Why is tennis never at the right time for me? :bigcry:

*Ljubica*
10-07-2009, 12:09 PM
Aaargh :banghead: Can't leave the office for another 10 minutes and Elena D. is already serving for the damned match :fiery: Why the hell are these stupid women only slow when I'm waiting for something, and fast when I want them to be slow? :rolleyes:

Ajde Novak and hope I can rush home as soon as I can.

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:20 PM
Ajde Rose, run run RUN!!!!!! :lol:
Looking for a stream...

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:21 PM
http://www.fromsport.com/video-89550.html

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:27 PM
Blue jacket :hearts:
(and orange wristband :rolleyes:)
BLACK outfit :inlove: :woohoo:

Anyone here?

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:27 PM
Aaargh :banghead: Can't leave the office for another 10 minutes and Elena D. is already serving for the damned match :fiery: Why the hell are these stupid women only slow when I'm waiting for something, and fast when I want them to be slow? :rolleyes:

Ajde Novak and hope I can rush home as soon as I can.
Yeah Lena was in a hurry today, or Li was in a hurry to lose. She made 8 winners, 36 UEs. :lol:

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:29 PM
Blue jacket :hearts:
(and orange wristband :rolleyes:)
BLACK outfit :inlove: :woohoo:

Anyone here?
I'll be following live-scores (stream takes up too much internet capacity sadly :sad:), for a set anyway. Can't stay up for the whole thing, it's 1:30am already. :D

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:31 PM
I'll be following live-scores (stream takes up too much internet capacity sadly :sad:), for a set anyway. Can't stay up for the whole thing, it's 1:30am already. :D
:wavey: Nice to see somebody here :) Let's cheer on Nole together :D

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:32 PM
Lena, Nando and Nole all on the same night. I have been so spoiled. :drool:

kalisita
10-07-2009, 12:32 PM
:wavey:

8:30 am here. Pretty good time for me. :)

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:33 PM
:wavey: Nice to see somebody here :) Let's cheer on Nole together :D
Yep let me know how he's playing, like making too many UEs etc. :D

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 12:34 PM
:wavey:

Ajde Nole!!

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:34 PM
Oh no 0-30 already. Pull it together Nole.

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:34 PM
OMG Viktor seems to be on fire right from the first point :eek:

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:35 PM
30-all. Hold Nole. :bounce:

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:36 PM
In the first match Nole had his rhythm on serve straight away, but tonight he's started off pretty slow there.

Stephie Cesc
10-07-2009, 12:36 PM
:wavey: All

Ajde Nole! :yippee:

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:36 PM
Deuce. Ace-time Nole.

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:37 PM
And he holds. :bounce:

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 12:38 PM
:wavey: All

Ajde Nole! :yippee:

Steph:wavey::hug:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:39 PM
Tough hold though no BP...:unsure:
Always hard to play a compatriot :shrug:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:40 PM
:wavey: All

Ajde Nole! :yippee:
Thanks for your SMS reply :lol:
You're such a good girl, sitting in the front row.
I remember eating a sandwich right in front of my tutor :devil:

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 12:40 PM
Tough hold though no BP...:unsure:
Always hard to play a compatriot :shrug:

:wavey::hug: Pica! Yeah they won't be enjoying having to play each other:awww:

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:41 PM
Nole's serve hasn't really showed up today has it? Oh well, at least no DFs yet.

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:42 PM
Troicki :bolt:
Nole please hold!!!

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:43 PM
horrible forehand :rolleyes:

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 12:44 PM
Nole's 1st serve is really misfiring:eek:

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:45 PM
2-1. Keep it going but improve the serve. :)

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 12:46 PM
My stream is delaying slightly,I think you guys are a point in front every game:lol:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:46 PM
Troicki is playing a highly risky game...he's like gambling....

Nole...is he ill? :awww: blowing his nose...

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:48 PM
Finally, on Viktor's mistake, Nole gets a point on Troicki's serve :o

kalisita
10-07-2009, 12:48 PM
2 BPs!

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 12:48 PM
Wow great cross court forehand there Nole:worship:

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:49 PM
So Nando just won against JCF, that means a USO 2009 matchup if/when Nole wins this.

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 12:51 PM
Nole's dropshot-oops!!

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:51 PM
2 BPs thrown away! thanks to the failed DSOD :smash:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:53 PM
Okay, great hold by Troicki
Hold your serve comfortably pls, Nole

Brick Top
10-07-2009, 12:54 PM
you people are making me nervous:),any live stream links???

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:54 PM
What a weird DF :scratch:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:54 PM
http://www.fromsport.com/video-89550.html

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 12:55 PM
http://www.fromsport.com/video-89550.html);)

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 12:55 PM
Finally, a comfortable hold :yeah: Keep going :bounce:

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 12:57 PM
OMG I don't want to comment on Nole's serve today. :tape:

Brick Top
10-07-2009, 12:57 PM
thanks

ellewoods
10-07-2009, 12:59 PM
Ahh why is there a stupid ad over the video?? :armed:

PS Hi everyone! :wavey:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:00 PM
Oh my stream is seriously lagging behind..

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 01:00 PM
But still up 40-0.

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 01:01 PM
Hi Elle:wavey: Which stream are you watching? The ad is over the score,thats the only one I can see.

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:02 PM
Ahh why is there a stupid ad over the video?? :armed:

PS Hi everyone! :wavey:
hihi

kalisita
10-07-2009, 01:02 PM
Stream from atdhe: http://atdhe.net/7918/watch-atp-beijing-djokovic-vs-troicki Still behind but not quite as much as fromsport one.

ellewoods
10-07-2009, 01:04 PM
yes the fromsport stream. but it's disappeared now..finally!!

kalisita
10-07-2009, 01:04 PM
2 more BPs! Get one!

The Break! Serve it out strong Nole!

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 01:05 PM
2 BP's. Please break here Nole:bounce:

ellewoods
10-07-2009, 01:06 PM
Yes break!!

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:06 PM
Yes! He breaks!!!!!!! Please don't be like the match against Hanescu...hold plsss

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 01:06 PM
:bounce: Now serve the set out cleanly and quickly please Nole;)

*Ljubica*
10-07-2009, 01:06 PM
:D:D

I got home just in time for him to break - he must have been waiting for me.

Hi everyone :wavey:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:07 PM
I luv it when DSOD works :inlove:

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 01:07 PM
Rose:wavey::hug:

And he's even playing the dropshot well now:D

Brick Top
10-07-2009, 01:08 PM
hello:wavey:

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 01:08 PM
Yes he holds and wins the first set 6-3. Alright, I have faith in a second set victory too. Goodnight guys. :wavey:

Stephie Cesc
10-07-2009, 01:09 PM
First set in the bag! :bounce:

kalisita
10-07-2009, 01:09 PM
:clap2: 1st set in the bag! :bigclap: One to go! :clap2:

Straights! :rocker2:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:09 PM
6-3 :woohoo:
Nole's so good-looking tonight :inlove: (fangirl mood :lol:)

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 01:10 PM
:woohoo:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:10 PM
43% First serve though :tape:

ellewoods
10-07-2009, 01:10 PM
Hi Rosie :wavey:

Yay first set! :bounce:

kalisita
10-07-2009, 01:11 PM
43% First serve though :tape:

:o

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 01:12 PM
6-3 :woohoo:
Nole's so good-looking tonight :inlove: (fangirl mood :lol:)
He never looks bad. He could wear tie-dyed t-shirts on court and still look amazing. :hearts:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:12 PM
Amazing point!!!! :hearts:

*Ljubica*
10-07-2009, 01:12 PM
hello:wavey:

Hello to you too and welcome :D

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:14 PM
3 great points in a row :worship:

ellewoods
10-07-2009, 01:14 PM
Tonight there seems to be an ODDS but not DSOD

kalisita
10-07-2009, 01:14 PM
Nice! 2 BPs!

Early break!

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 01:15 PM
Good he seems to be back in rhythm. Do I smell bagels? :hearts:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:15 PM
3 great points in a row :worship:
4 amazing points to break :woohoo: :hearts: :kiss: I'm jumping up and down in my room

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 01:15 PM
Lovely roll of the wrist on that crosscourt forehand:hearts: 2 BP's!!

And the right time to play the dropshot to seal the break!!

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:16 PM
Good he seems to be back in rhythm. Do I smell bagels? :hearts:
Too early to say that. I'm not even sure he'll hold his next game. One step at a time :rocker2:

*Ljubica*
10-07-2009, 01:16 PM
Have I missed something? Does he have a cold? Or is it just the air quality there making him blow his nose a lot? :awww:

Brick Top
10-07-2009, 01:16 PM
he seems to be a lot more offensive!

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 01:17 PM
Too early to say that. I'm not even sure he'll hold his next game. One step at a time :rocker2:
2-0. Alright, this time I actually will go to bed. Goodnight everyone! :wavey:

FlameOn
10-07-2009, 01:17 PM
I look forward (not) to the next round against Verdasco. :rolleyes: Oh well, even if he loses he's well in the points race for TMC. :p

*Ljubica*
10-07-2009, 01:17 PM
2-0. Alright, this time I actually will go to bed. Goodnight everyone! :wavey:

Goodnight :wavey:

Brick Top
10-07-2009, 01:18 PM
goodnight mate!

kalisita
10-07-2009, 01:19 PM
2-0. Alright, this time I actually will go to bed. Goodnight everyone! :wavey:

:wavey: Sleep tight. :D

ellewoods
10-07-2009, 01:20 PM
Beautiful play to bring up 15-30! :hearts:

Brick Top
10-07-2009, 01:21 PM
another break is on sight...poor Vik:sad:

kalisita
10-07-2009, 01:21 PM
Double break! Very nice so far in the 2nd. :)

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:21 PM
I :hearts: Nole's aggressive play :worship: Awesome!!!

Brick Top
10-07-2009, 01:22 PM
superb

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 01:22 PM
Another break 3-0:bounce: Nole is so solid right now!

*Ljubica*
10-07-2009, 01:22 PM
Miljan :inlove: :hearts: :lick: :drool: :D

OK - got that out of my system - have to do it at least once a match :D

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:23 PM
:wavey: Bye TVTennis, sleep well!

Brick Top
10-07-2009, 01:23 PM
I :hearts: Nole's aggressive play :worship: Awesome!!!

yea,he is really offensive minded today

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 01:27 PM
Keep your focus here Nole;)

kalisita
10-07-2009, 01:28 PM
Good hold. 2 games away!

ellewoods
10-07-2009, 01:28 PM
Wow, I've missed this Djokovic! :worship:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:28 PM
Poor Viktor, he plays well too :hug:
I hope Nole's cold will not affect him in the next round

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 01:29 PM
Super aggression:worship:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:30 PM
Nole's so cruel...is he really going to bagel his friend?? :eek:

kalisita
10-07-2009, 01:31 PM
Triple break!

Serve it out strong Nole! Like Viktor, but give him a bagel please!

Stephie Cesc
10-07-2009, 01:31 PM
Serve it out Nole!

ellewoods
10-07-2009, 01:32 PM
Wow, bagel??

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:32 PM
He's trying to finish quickly so that he can have a nice rest for his cold....this is what I'm thinking.....

but-it's-ok
10-07-2009, 01:33 PM
5-0!! I didn't expect this set to be quite so one sided!!

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:33 PM
When's the last time he gave a bagel??? :confused:

*Ljubica*
10-07-2009, 01:33 PM
I am REALLY enjoying this match :inlove: And it's been a long time since I could sit down and truly enjoy one without too much stress and nerves.

Come on Nole - I'm hungry - haven't eaten since breakfast - a bagel would be lovely :hearts:

pica_pica
10-07-2009, 01:36 PM
Hey Viktor...smashing racquet at MP...I've only seen this in WTA :(