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ellen_
10-27-2009, 07:48 PM
Tournament Name: DAVIDOFF SWISS INDOORS BASEL
Location: BASEL, SWITZERLAND
Dates: 2–8 NOVEMBER 2009
Prize Money: EURO 1,755,000
32 DRAW

Main draw: Saturday, October 31, 4:00 p.m.

Good luck Nole and Rose :bounce: :p

http://www.atpworldtour.com/~/media/98A353B27B304924BF0BDB1D8C9F4F4C.ashx?w=655&h=269

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/d9/fullj.600def4da961ce081f5d140aa0c82407/600def4da961ce081f5d140aa0c82407-getty-tennis-atp-sui-srb-djokovic.jpg

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Amber Spyglass
10-27-2009, 07:51 PM
Ingenious title :worship: :worship:(Here's hoping :D)

Noleta
10-27-2009, 07:57 PM
:yeah:well chosen title:bounce:

Ajde:rocker2:

kalisita
10-27-2009, 08:16 PM
http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/cheerleader2.gif Ellen Thread FTW! http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/cheerleader.gif

Ajde Nole! :rocker2:

Have fun Rose! :kiss:

kalisita
10-27-2009, 08:58 PM
Del Potro has withdrawn from Basel due to his wrist injury. Cilic (WC) will be seeded 4th now.

Noleta
10-27-2009, 08:59 PM
Del Potro has withdrawn from Basel due to his wrist injury. Cilic (WC) will be seeded 4th now.

Del Potro:help:

but-it's-ok
10-27-2009, 09:08 PM
Wonderful thread title Ellen:worship:

Ajde Nole:rocker:

Have lots of fun in Basel,Rose:hug:

*Ljubica*
10-27-2009, 09:25 PM
YAY - Ellen :bounce: Great thread title - thanks for starting it :D

And see I've made the OP :o Of course I will try my best to have fun, and update here whenever I get the chance and find Internet access. So glad that Marin has got a Wild Card to play there :inlove: I do love to watch him too.

Ajde Nole - and Ellen :rocker2:

Lee
10-28-2009, 06:42 AM
Thanks ellen!

Ajde Nole!

pica_pica
10-28-2009, 06:46 AM
Great thread title name! :yeah: :worship: :) Basel is a very business-oriented city indeed :lol: And we'd all love to see that "taking the king's crown" attitude in Nole again.....like some people here, I've started to like aggressive-and-slightly-cocky Nole more than nice-guy Nole when on court. :rocker2: Go and try entering the final and beating the king (how many times defending champ?? :scratch:)

And Rose, have a nice time there :D Send him our wishes and kisses. Maybe you can hold a banner writing "To Nole with Love from MTF"? :lol:

Delpo :o :sad: He's not been himself since the US Open win. I have hoped him to pass Murray in the rankings :shrug:

ellen_
10-28-2009, 08:16 AM
JM is just saving himself to impress me at WTF :angel:

And yes, cocky Nole is so much better :cool:

*Ljubica*
10-28-2009, 08:39 AM
And Rose, have a nice time there :D Send him our wishes and kisses. Maybe you can hold a banner writing "To Nole with Love from MTF"? :lol:

Delpo :o :sad: He's not been himself since the US Open win. I have hoped him to pass Murray in the rankings :shrug:

:lol: Nice idea - but I've been to Basel before, and it's quite a "formal" tournament - smartly dressed, loads of the business people we're spoken of offering hospitality and wheeling/dealing in the Bars :rolleyes: So if I had a banner like that I'd most probably be arrested. I'll cheer for you though.

And I agree about Delpo - get well soon JM - I want to see him at WTF too.

Stephie Cesc
10-28-2009, 12:34 PM
Great title Ellen :yeah:

Good luck Nole :rocker2: and have fun Rose! :D

FlameOn
10-28-2009, 01:24 PM
Delpo will be disappointed that he's not really been able to play after his USO win, but at the end of the day, he won the USO for crying out loud. He'll be fine I'm sure. :yeah:

Anyway, as for Nole, here's hoping. :rocker2: I can't wait for the draw to come out. I would like Nole to do well but not to peak too early before the YEC.

Noleta
10-28-2009, 03:29 PM
Great thread title name! :yeah: :worship: :) Basel is a very business-oriented city indeed :lol: And we'd all love to see that "taking the king's crown" attitude in Nole again.....like some people here, I've started to like aggressive-and-slightly-cocky Nole more than nice-guy Nole when on court. :rocker2: Go and try entering the final and beating the king (how many times defending champ?? :scratch:)

And Rose, have a nice time there :D Send him our wishes and kisses. Maybe you can hold a banner writing "To Nole with Love from MTF"? :lol:

Delpo :o :sad: He's not been himself since the US Open win. I have hoped him to pass Murray in the rankings :shrug:

Imagine the sight:haha::haha::rolls:

*Ljubica*
10-28-2009, 06:14 PM
and have fun Rose! :D

Thanks :) I was looking on the tournament website today, and to start the event off on Monday night, they have a performance by an orchestra and opera singer, followed by some kind of "We're Proud of you Roger" presentation ceremony :o :tape: Then Roger will play. Somehow I think that will be a night to sit in the Bar chatting to Physios have a quiet night in my room watching Swiss TV! :o

carlhiro
10-28-2009, 06:23 PM
Woohoo! Go for 15th Nole!

Noleta
10-28-2009, 06:29 PM
Thanks :) I was looking on the tournament website today, and to start the event off on Monday night, they have a performance by an orchestra and opera singer, followed by some kind of "We're Proud of you Roger" presentation ceremony :o :tape: Then Roger will play. Somehow I think that will be a night to sit in the Bar chatting to Physios have a quiet night in my room watching Swiss TV! :o

I think that's best:o

Amber Spyglass
10-28-2009, 06:40 PM
Thanks :) I was looking on the tournament website today, and to start the event off on Monday night, they have a performance by an orchestra and opera singer, followed by some kind of "We're Proud of you Roger" presentation ceremony :o :tape: Then Roger will play. Somehow I think that will be a night to sit in the Bar chatting to Physios have a quiet night in my room watching Swiss TV! :o

Ughh,a Fed love fest :ras:,i'd definately sit that one out :drink: ;)

*Ljubica*
10-28-2009, 07:08 PM
Ughh,a Fed love fest :ras:,i'd definately sit that one out :drink: ;)

I think that's best:o

Indeed :o I have no particular hatred for Fed (not like some players I could mention :o ), but when I read this today I did feel the need for a puke smiley.

http://www.davidoffswissindoors.ch/News.411+M522bd0d3620.0.html

Especially this bit:-

Respect for Federer’s life’s work

In today’s society, showing respect is almost as difficult as earning it. As the recognised focal point in Switzerland for world tennis, Basel is therefore taking this opportunity to pause and reflect on Federer’s wonderful career and pay tribute to the champion of all champions prior to the end-of-season race towards the ATP World Tour Finals in London. By winning his 15th major tournament title in Wimbledon, Federer overtook Pete Sampras in the Grand Slam standings with a record of achievements which will go down in history. Tournament president Roger Brennwald will therefore honour Roger Federer on behalf of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors and present him with a replica of each of the three trophies that the player has won to date in the St. Jakobshalle.

:bolt: :drink: :help:

Noleta
10-28-2009, 07:17 PM
That's great if he was to retire lol:spit:

*Ljubica*
10-28-2009, 07:26 PM
That's great if he was to retire lol:spit:

:o Must admit that Bar is loooking more attractive by the minute. Maybe I'll go and listen to the band and the music at the start of the proceedings, and then go back to the Hotel after that and before the match :tape:

Noleta
10-28-2009, 07:40 PM
:o Must admit that Bar is loooking more attractive by the minute. Maybe I'll go and listen to the band and the music at the start of the proceedings, and then go back to the Hotel after that and before the match :tape:

Can't blame you:tape:after all you never know who you'll find at the bar:aplot:

FlameOn
10-29-2009, 12:53 AM
I want to watch tennis matches on-location. :awww:

Anyway, yeah I'm a bit immune to Roger "It's a privilege to watch him play tennis" Federer as well. I mean yeah he has a good game, but plenty of other players can hit nice shots as well. Maybe not as often but still...I'm quite glad that Del Potro beat him in the USO final. :devil:

*Raine
10-29-2009, 06:05 PM
Woohoo! Go for 15th Nole!

Will Balls show it?

carlhiro
10-30-2009, 03:28 AM
Will Balls show it?

I doubt it. Even the Masters Cup, I think.

kalisita
10-30-2009, 03:59 AM
For US viewers, TC is showing the entire tournament. Only the QFs on Friday are live though (8 am EST). Weekend is delayed because of Fed Cup final. Don't know why the early rounds are delayed but they'll be on at 7 pm EST Mon-Thurs.

I believe ESPN360 is also showing the tournament.

Lee
10-30-2009, 06:57 AM
For US viewers, TC is showing the entire tournament. Only the QFs on Friday are live though (8 am EST). Weekend is delayed because of Fed Cup final. Don't know why the early rounds are delayed but they'll be on at 7 pm EST Mon-Thurs.

I believe ESPN360 is also showing the tournament.

Probably because ESPN360 is showing the matches live.

Noleta
10-30-2009, 06:37 PM
The Basel thread must be the worst ever,so little informations...videos...:help:

http://www.davidoffswissindoors.ch/

*Ljubica*
10-30-2009, 06:48 PM
The Basel thread must be the worst ever,so little informations...videos...:help:

http://www.davidoffswissindoors.ch/

The only thing they care about is Federer :shrug: Has always been that way. Remember being at a Final there some years ago between Nalbandian and Jiri Novak - was a tight, 5-set affair, and the biggest cheer and excitement of the day came when Roger amd Mirka walked in late :rolleyes: They even send you pretty Roger stickers with your tickets (I stuck mine on the cat litter tray :o :tape: )

Noleta
10-30-2009, 06:56 PM
The only thing they care about is Federer :shrug: Has always been that way. Remember being at a Final there some years ago between Nalbandian and Jiri Novak - was a tight, 5-set affair, and the biggest cheer and excitement of the day came when Roger amd Mirka walked in late :rolleyes: They even send you pretty Roger stickers with your tickets (I stuck mine on the cat litter tray :o :tape: )

:awww:so much luuuuuuuuuuuuurve for Roger:worship:next will be every Swiss trying for twins:lol:

*Ljubica*
10-30-2009, 07:03 PM
:awww:so much luuuuuuuuuuuuurve for Roger:worship:next will be every Swiss trying for twins:lol:

:tape: :lol: Didn't Stan Wawrinka already try that? His lady fell pregnant not long ago I think. Not sure if it's twins though. :D

Noleta
10-30-2009, 07:35 PM
:tape: :lol: Didn't Stan Wawrinka already try that? His lady fell pregnant not long ago I think. Not sure if it's twins though. :D

Stan the man got his missus pregnant:eek:impressive:D

shuhrat
10-30-2009, 07:39 PM
The only thing they care about is Federer :shrug: Has always been that way. Remember being at a Final there some years ago between Nalbandian and Jiri Novak - was a tight, 5-set affair, and the biggest cheer and excitement of the day came when Roger amd Mirka walked in late :rolleyes: They even send you pretty Roger stickers with your tickets (I stuck mine on the cat litter tray :o :tape: )
:haha::haha: At least you didn't throw it in a trash can. :p

*Ljubica*
10-30-2009, 07:41 PM
Stan the man got his missus pregnant:eek:impressive:D

:lol: I think such things happen a lot - otherwise the world would soon come to an end :o As to whether he was impressive :tape:................ better ask her I suppose :p

:haha::haha: At least you didn't throw it in a trash can. :p

Maybe I should have done that - then I wouldn't still have to see it :shrug:

Amber Spyglass
10-30-2009, 08:03 PM
The only thing they care about is Federer :shrug: Has always been that way. Remember being at a Final there some years ago between Nalbandian and Jiri Novak - was a tight, 5-set affair, and the biggest cheer and excitement of the day came when Roger amd Mirka walked in late :rolleyes: They even send you pretty Roger stickers with your tickets (I stuck mine on the cat litter tray :o :tape: )

Nooooo...It will probably just give Srdjan and Uncle Goran ideas as to how they can ramp up the "Nole-love" at Serbia Open 2010 :p

Noleta
10-30-2009, 08:10 PM
:lol: I think such things happen a lot - otherwise the world would soon come to an end :o As to whether he was impressive :tape:................ better ask her I suppose :p

:lol:

Nooooo...It will probably just give Srdjan and Uncle Goran ideas as to how they can ramp up the "Nole-love" at Serbia Open 2010 :p

Don't:tape:the water bottles were embarrassing:oNovak Water....:tape:

*Ljubica*
10-30-2009, 08:22 PM
Nooooo...It will probably just give Srdjan and Uncle Goran ideas as to how they can ramp up the "Nole-love" at Serbia Open 2010 :p

:lol: Well Basel have Nole on their tickets this year - hopefully Serbia Open won't go further than that!

Lee
10-30-2009, 08:23 PM
Stan the man got his missus pregnant:eek:impressive:D

Don't tell me you missed that great thread on GM that Stan used the term "concubine" to describe his relationship with his lady friend in the pregnancy announcemnt :p

Noleta
10-30-2009, 08:30 PM
Don't tell me you missed that great thread on GM that Stan used the term "concubine" to describe his relationship with his lady friend in the pregnancy announcemnt :p

Huh:confused:

Lee
10-30-2009, 08:34 PM
from dictionary.com

Concubine:

–noun 1. a woman who cohabits with a man to whom she is not legally married, esp. one regarded as socially or sexually subservient; mistress.
2. (among polygamous peoples) a secondary wife, usually of inferior rank.
3. (esp. formerly in Muslim societies) a woman residing in a harem and kept, as by a sultan, for sexual purposes.

Noleta
10-30-2009, 08:37 PM
from dictionary.com

Concubine:

–noun 1. a woman who cohabits with a man to whom she is not legally married, esp. one regarded as socially or sexually subservient; mistress.
2. (among polygamous peoples) a secondary wife, usually of inferior rank.
3. (esp. formerly in Muslim societies) a woman residing in a harem and kept, as by a sultan, for sexual purposes.

Thanks:lol:OMG Stan:haha:so his missus is a mistress/sultan:spit::haha:

Lee
10-30-2009, 08:39 PM
The explanation was in French, that word means the first part of definition #1. :p

Noleta
10-30-2009, 08:43 PM
The explanation was in French, that word means the first part of definition #1. :p

Maybe we'll hear wedding bells soon:phe was waiting for Roger to get married first:p

*Ljubica*
10-30-2009, 10:06 PM
:lol: Ah yes - I remember the whole "concubine" discussions. Believe me, if I was described as anyone's "concubine" I would be most displeased :devil: But seems it doesn't have the negative connotations in French that it has in English :o Whatever - in all seriousness - congrats to Stan and his lady :)

Lee
10-30-2009, 11:03 PM
For Chinese, concubine always refers to the #2 definition :tape:

FlameOn
10-31-2009, 01:42 AM
I figured now that it's suddenly jumped from 2 pages to 4, that maybe the draw had come out. Alas, no.

Random news, Roddick has withdrawn from Valencia. Still that knee I guess.

kalisita
10-31-2009, 03:14 AM
Draw comes out tomorrow. 4 pm local time.

Shame about Roddick. :sad: Hopefully just precautionary.

Noleta
10-31-2009, 12:44 PM
Maybe he's concentrating on the WTF:shrug:

shuhrat
10-31-2009, 05:30 PM
Top half : [1]Federer-[3]F.Gonzalez
Bottom half : [4]Cilic-[2]Djokovic

Potential QF : Wawrinka :unsure:

http://www.davidoffswissindoors.ch/Tableau-Single.219.0.html?&no_cache=1&L=1

*Ljubica*
10-31-2009, 05:34 PM
Strange half of a draw :confused:

kalisita
10-31-2009, 05:34 PM
Is this the live draw or are they just filling it in now? I'm asking because I thought it was supposed to be at 4 pm. Or is it 4:30 there and I just think it's 5:30?

*Ljubica*
10-31-2009, 05:38 PM
Is this the live draw or are they just filling it in now? I'm asking because I thought it was supposed to be at 4 pm. Or is it 4:30 there and I just think it's 5:30?

No - you're right - it's 5.30pm there. Maybe they're just late :shrug:

shuhrat
10-31-2009, 05:38 PM
Need to press 'F5' key to refresh the page :p

*Ljubica*
10-31-2009, 05:39 PM
Need to press 'F5' key to refresh the page :p

:yeah: Thanks Hana.

kalisita
10-31-2009, 05:45 PM
Beck in 1R. Good quarter. Good draw really.

*Ljubica*
10-31-2009, 05:45 PM
What do we know about Beck? Should I be scared for my first match in Basel? :)

kalisita
10-31-2009, 05:46 PM
No - you're right - it's 5.30pm there. Maybe they're just late :shrug:

Thanks for confirmation. :)

zsanika
10-31-2009, 05:50 PM
draw:
http://www.davidoffswissindoors.ch/Tableau-Single.219.0.html?&no_cache=1

shuhrat
10-31-2009, 05:50 PM
[1]Roger Federer SUI - [Q] Qualifier
Andreas Seppi ITA - [WC] Stephane Bohli SUI
Simone Bolelli ITA - [Q] Qualifier
Jeremy Chardy FRA - [7] James Blake USA

[3] Fernando Gonzalez CHI - John Isner USA
Horacio Zeballos ARG - Richard Gasquet FRA
Daniel Koellerer AUT - Jürgen Melzer AUT
[WC] Marco Chiudinelli SUI - [8] Philipp Kohlschreiber GER

[5] Radek Stepanek CZE - Rainer Schüttler GER
Ivo Karlovic CRO - [Q] Qualifier
Viktor Troicki SRB - Benjamin Becker GER
Philipp Petzschner GER - [4] WC Marin Cilic CRO

[6] Stanislas Wawrinka SUI - Ivan Ljubicic CRO
Jarkko Nieminen FIN - Julien Benneteau FRA
[Q] Qualifier - Jan Hernych CZE
Andreas Beck GER - [2] Novak Djokovic SRB

kalisita
10-31-2009, 06:06 PM
I don't know much about Beck. From ATP.com I found out that this seems to be the best year of his career. Career high of 34 right now. He's a lefty. Best results are on clay, though not bad results on hard either.

shuhrat
10-31-2009, 06:15 PM
Beck could be a tricky opponent as a lefty with good serves and this is Nole's first indoor match so..
Jan Hernych :eek::scared: Still remember the thriller in Dubai :tape::p

Ajde Nole :dance: and good luck not just here but in your whole indoor season. Above all things, take good care of yourself, Nole. :hug:

Noleta
10-31-2009, 06:18 PM
Relatively easy draw for Nole until the QF:shrug:

Lee
10-31-2009, 07:19 PM
Beck could be a tricky opponent as a lefty with good serves and this is Nole's first indoor match so..

Agree and Nole may be a little rusty after the Asia swing. :tape:

*Ljubica*
10-31-2009, 07:42 PM
Agree and Nole may be a little rusty after the Asia swing. :tape:

He wouldn't DARE upset me by losing in the 1st round :devil: Would he? :unsure: :unsure:

OK - I'm leaving early tomorrow morning, so next time I post it will be from Basel :bounce: So take care all, and cheer Nole for me - and rest assured I'll be doing the same in person :D

:wavey: for now :kiss:

Noleta
10-31-2009, 07:51 PM
He wouldn't DARE upset me by losing in the 1st round :devil: Would he? :unsure: :unsure:

OK - I'm leaving early tomorrow morning, so next time I post it will be from Basel :bounce: So take care all, and cheer Nole for me - and rest assured I'll be doing the same in person :D

:wavey: for now :kiss:

Well make sure he won't:p

FlameOn
11-01-2009, 12:39 AM
I'm sure Nole will win in straight sets. :)

Shame that Chardy and Blake have to face each other in R1. :sad:

but-it's-ok
11-01-2009, 09:04 AM
Hang tough Nole,that draw looks rough!! Ajde:rocker:

pica_pica
11-01-2009, 05:26 PM
Don't know what to say about the draw....I care less and less about draws these days....one cannot tell how tough they are until the results come out....maybe some seeds will fall to clear the path or maybe not :shrug:

Anyway, ajde Nole! :rocker2: May Rose bring luck to our dear Nole ;)
Erm :unsure: not sure I can catch Nole's matches from Mon to Fri....I think he'll probably play night sessions :awww: Bad timing for me

Noleta
11-01-2009, 06:05 PM
Still no pics,interviews or anything:ras:

Amber Spyglass
11-01-2009, 07:16 PM
This is such a boring business-man's tournament.The organisers couldn't even be bothered holding any pre-press conferences.The atmosphere has been so dead around this tournament so far(starting with the site!!) even I don't really care about it anymore :tape:Isn't this the tournament where Fed feeds pizza to the kids after he routinely wins...how heart-warming :rolleyes:

Noleta
11-01-2009, 07:36 PM
This is such a boring business-man's tournament.The organisers couldn't even be bothered holding any pre-press conferences.The atmosphere has been so dead around this tournament so far(starting with the site!!) even I don't really care about it anymore :tape:Isn't this the tournament where Fed feeds pizza to the kids after he routinely wins...how heart-warming :rolleyes:

That's bad diate for the kids:sad:

Jade Fox
11-01-2009, 07:53 PM
Back to work Nole! I do want a Nole/Fed final so these bitches better make it happen! :armed:

Lee
11-01-2009, 10:58 PM
Don't know what to say about the draw....I care less and less about draws these days....one cannot tell how tough they are until the results come out....maybe some seeds will fall to clear the path or maybe not :shrug:

Anyway, ajde Nole! :rocker2: May Rose bring luck to our dear Nole ;)
Erm :unsure: not sure I can catch Nole's matches from Mon to Fri....I think he'll probably play night sessions :awww: Bad timing for me

Wouldn't the night sessions reserve to Swiss #1? Also, Swiss #2 is playing too. :p

Amber Spyglass
11-01-2009, 11:17 PM
Wouldn't the night sessions reserve to Swiss #1? Also, Swiss #2 is playing too. :p

Nole and Roger arn't going to be playing the same days unless they're both still in it come friday.Roger plays monday, nole will play tuesday so they wouldn't clash until friday and there's two night matches which allows for Nole and Stan,so I think he'll probably play night

pica_pica
11-02-2009, 04:37 PM
Still no pics,interviews or anything:ras:
We're spoiled now because of the Chinese tournaments :tape:

Lee
11-02-2009, 04:49 PM
OOP is up and Nole is first on center court night session. 8pm local time.

pica_pica
11-02-2009, 04:55 PM
OOP is up and Nole is first on center court night session. 8pm local time.
Great :rolleyes: 3am here. Sorry, Nole. Do try your best there!!! Beck can be tough

Ajde! :kiss:

kalisita
11-02-2009, 06:36 PM
2 pm here. :yeah:

Noleta
11-02-2009, 09:35 PM
We're spoiled now because of the Chinese tournaments :tape:

:tears:Basel website is a joke:rolleyes::tape:

OOP is up and Nole is first on center court night session. 8pm local time.

Good timing for us:dance:

Great :rolleyes: 3am here. Sorry, Nole. Do try your best there!!! Beck can be tough

Ajde! :kiss:

:lol::hug:It's your turn now to suffer:p

Stephie Cesc
11-03-2009, 05:16 AM
3am here :unsure: Not sure if I can watch :unsure:

Ajde Nole! :dance: Good luck!

ellewoods
11-03-2009, 06:22 AM
Ahh, 6am? Hmm we'll see how much I love you Nole by whether or not I get up :lol: Are there even going to be any good streams? Dont want to wake up for no reason if there arent...

FlameOn
11-03-2009, 10:39 AM
I'm a bad fan but I don't really feel like following Nole's matches live at a MM tournament right now. :p Next week (we're I've applied for some leave from work :dance:) I'll be able to follow the Paris Masters on TV (I didn't apply for that reason BTW :lol:), and I'll be able to hopefully watch a few of Nole's, as well as other people's matches. :yeah:

Good luck and Ajde against Beck. :rocker2:

Lee
11-03-2009, 03:58 PM
Watching Troicki vs Becker. Melzer in the commentating booth. He needs to stick to his day drop as a player instead of commentator.

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 04:08 PM
Watching Troicki vs Becker. Melzer in the commentating booth. He needs to stick to his day drop as a player instead of commentator.
I enjoyed his commenting. :D :p

Lee
11-03-2009, 04:14 PM
IMO, it's more an interview. :p He stuttered and stammered too much. Probably because English is his second language.

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 04:24 PM
IMO, it's more an interview. :p He stuttered and stammered too much. Probably because English is his second language.
Clearly he's still so excited at the win in Vienna and it's kinda cute. :lol:

Lee
11-03-2009, 04:28 PM
Winning a tournament at home is very exciting, especially this is his first home tournament title.

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 04:42 PM
Yeah, I totally understand why he's so delighted at that results and as someone said, it would be the tournament of his life. It was glad to see, even I'm a fan of Marin though. ;)

Btw, is it just for me? ATP scoreboard of Valencia doesn't work from yersterday. It's still showing PHM-Berdych. :o

Lee
11-03-2009, 04:47 PM
No, it's JCF and Cuevas for me now. Earlier it's Ferrer vs Almagro. You may need to clear some cookies :p

For me, no LS on center court in Basel :(

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 04:53 PM
No, it's JCF and Cuevas for me now. Earlier it's Ferrer vs Almagro. You may need to clear some cookies :p
Yay, thanks! :kiss:

For me, no LS on center court in Basel :(
How about this?
http://atdhe.net/7637/watch-atp-basel
http://www.fromsport.com/video-107147.html
http://www.justin.tv/amex400/popout

Lee
11-03-2009, 05:07 PM
Oh, I mean live score. Thanks! I have the stream from ESPN360. I like to check the stats once in a while.

Noleta
11-03-2009, 06:22 PM
Yay, thanks! :kiss:


How about this?
http://atdhe.net/7637/watch-atp-basel
http://www.fromsport.com/video-107147.html
http://www.justin.tv/amex400/popout

Thank you:worship:Can NOT wait:dance::yippee:

kalisita
11-03-2009, 07:02 PM
:banana: Here we go! :banana:

Ajde Mango Nole! :rocker2:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:02 PM
Nole:hearts:

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:02 PM
Mango Nole :inlove:

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:05 PM
:eek: I don't know Andrea Beck is taller than Nole!

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 07:05 PM
Hi, all! :wavey:

Nole, long time no see! :kiss:

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:06 PM
It will be another Serbian take out another German :p

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:07 PM
Wonder where Rose is sitting:pnice haircut Novak:p

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:08 PM
It will be another Serbian take out another German :p

Here is hoping:rocker2::bounce:

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 07:09 PM
Jelena is there and she's also in mango yellow shirts. :lol:

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:09 PM
The two women that the camera keeps turning to are definitely not Rose :p

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:10 PM
Jelena :dance: Is that Nole's aunt and cousin in the player's box?

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:11 PM
The two women that the camera keeps turning to are definitely not Rose :p

Too many blondes:fiery:not easy to spot Rose:p

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:12 PM
Jelena :dance: Is that Nole's aunt and cousin in the player's box?

He did mention he has family in Zwitserland:)

Beck is a good returner:tape:

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 07:13 PM
2BHCC winners from Beck already :p

What a point that is! :eek:

ellewoods
11-03-2009, 07:15 PM
Morning everyone :wavey:

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:15 PM
Not a good game but he holds. :p

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 07:15 PM
Locate the physio and Rose will be somewhere nearby ;),once the cameras have moved a few seats out of Miljan's radius don't bother checking,simple :p

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:17 PM
That was an incredilbe defence by Nole:dance:and now he got to hold:lol:

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 07:17 PM
Any early break is always so sweet! :drool:

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:17 PM
3 bps. Don't waste them!! :armed:

Beck is the 3rd German on center court and those before him failed ;)

broke in love :inlove:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:18 PM
Locate the physio and Rose will be somewhere nearby ;),once the cameras have moved a few seats out of Miljan's radius don't bother checking,simple :p

To buy her hot chocolate,eh?:p

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:20 PM
Again my ESPN feed is a point or 2 behind :mad:

kalisita
11-03-2009, 07:20 PM
Good hold to back up the break.

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:23 PM
One of the commentators(Novak got the missus in the house,better behave this week):rolls:what does he mean by that:devil::aplot:

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 07:23 PM
Beck keeps hitting the ball at Nole's forehand side and it works pretty well so far. :tape:

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 07:25 PM
To buy her hot chocolate,eh?:p

Yeah,she'll be hiding behind the massive cup of hot chocolate Marian gave her,so Miljan won't see her but she'll be able to drool over him ;).Everything will go to plan until Marian goes "That's the woman I bought hot chocolate for this morning",Miljan looks around,Rose blushes and it's disaster :lol:(hehe I'm only joking)nothing better to do but think up scenarios while I stare at the damn SB :banghead:

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:27 PM
His serve is good today, otherwise he'll be big trouble as Beck plays much better after 3-0.

ellewoods
11-03-2009, 07:27 PM
Beck looks like a little boy :lol:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:27 PM
Yeah,she'll be hiding behind the massive cup of hot chocolate Marian gave her,so Miljan won't see her but she'll be able to drool over him ;).Everything will go to plan until Marian goes "That's the woman I bought hot chocolate for this morning",Miljan looks around,Rose blushes and it's disaster :lol:(hehe I'm only joking)nothing better to do but think up scenarios while I stare at the damn SB :banghead:

:rolls:you should be a sitcom writer:pNo stream workijng for you??:hug::smooch:

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:28 PM
Nenad and Nestor FINALLY won a match after USO :tape: Now I don't have to look at the live score :lol:

Murray is cruising 4-0 in Valencia

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 07:30 PM
Nenad and Nestor FINALLY won a match after USO :tape: Now I don't have to look at the live score :lol:

Murray is cruising 4-0 in Valencia
Finally!!!!!!! :sobbing:

kalisita
11-03-2009, 07:30 PM
Double break! Serve it out strong Nole!

ellewoods
11-03-2009, 07:30 PM
Double break! Serving me a breadstick for breakfast? Why, so consideration :)

ellewoods
11-03-2009, 07:31 PM
0-30....maybe spoke too soon.

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 07:32 PM
Typical Nole :o:banghead::fiery:

Cloudygirl
11-03-2009, 07:33 PM
Rose is a bad influence on me I'm watching Nole instead of Andy.

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:33 PM
Ah,missed the old hiccups:p

ellewoods
11-03-2009, 07:33 PM
Damn. Jinxed him :banghead:

kalisita
11-03-2009, 07:33 PM
Drama!

asmazif
11-03-2009, 07:33 PM
haha such a dick.

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:34 PM
Rose is a bad influence on me I'm watching Nole instead of Andy.

Excellent choice:p

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:34 PM
At least he can afford to give one break back :tape:

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 07:34 PM
Rose is a bad influence on me I'm watching Nole instead of Andy.
:lol:
Hi! :wavey: :hug:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:35 PM
haha such a dick.

:rolls:

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:36 PM
Now break so no more serve for the set and you can start the next set serving. :p

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:37 PM
Do you think we'll see a Love you, from MTF banner?:p

kalisita
11-03-2009, 07:37 PM
SP! Do IT!

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:38 PM
Rose is a bad influence on me I'm watching Nole instead of Andy.

Andy was also up a double break and gave one back at the same time as Nole :lol:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:38 PM
What kind od shot was that:eek:

Now Nole:armed:

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 07:39 PM
Serve it out strong this time! :armed:

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:40 PM
Serve for the set .... 2nd time..... :unsure:

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 07:42 PM
Took the set with a drop shot and net cord :lol::hearts:

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:42 PM
Finally the net in his favour! :dance:

kalisita
11-03-2009, 07:42 PM
:clap2: First set down! One to go! :clap2:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:42 PM
:woohoo:this is looking like a nice routine win:yippee:

ellewoods
11-03-2009, 07:44 PM
one unforced error? Wow.

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:44 PM
Nole has less winner but only 1 UE in 1st set. :yeah:

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 07:46 PM
:rolls:you should be a sitcom writer:pNo stream workijng for you??:hug::smooch:

Still no broadband unfortuanately,without which it's useless :rolleyes:

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:47 PM
Still no broadband unfortuanately,without which it's useless :rolleyes:

:awww: :hug:

Nole's backhand is on fire.

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 07:48 PM
:awww: :hug:

Nole's backhand is on fire.

Thanks :hug:

Good to hear :D

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:49 PM
Still no broadband unfortuanately,without which it's useless :rolleyes:

:hug:That must be very frustrating:sad:When are you gonna have one?

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:51 PM
Lovely inside out forehand on game point :inlove: Haven't seen this for awhile.

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:52 PM
Lovely inside out forehand on game point :inlove: Haven't seen this for awhile.

He looks fresh:D

ellewoods
11-03-2009, 07:53 PM
My streams both died! Help?

Noleta
11-03-2009, 07:54 PM
My streams both died! Help?

http://atdhe.net/7637/watch-atp-basel

Lee
11-03-2009, 07:56 PM
:banghead: UE waste the 2nd bp

ellewoods
11-03-2009, 07:56 PM
Thanks Noleta. The stream came back. Phew.

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 07:56 PM
:hug:That must be very frustrating:sad:When are you gonna have one?

Well, they say some time within the next year but we've heard that before :rolleyes:.TBH before the recession the government had plans for getting broadband to remote areas but with all that's gone on in the last year or so I don't think they'll be interested in pumping money into this until things calm down economically,we've got the worst budget in the history of the state apparently coming in December and they want to re-introduce college fees too,just in time for me :sad:(Sorry,off-topic rant)

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:00 PM
First DF :p

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:00 PM
Well, they say some time within the next year but we've heard that before :rolleyes:.TBH before the recession the government had plans for getting broadband to remote areas but with all that's gone on in the last year or so I don't think they'll be interested in pumping money into this until things calm down economically,we've got the worst budget in the history of the state apparently coming in December and they want to re-introduce college fees too,just in time for me :sad:(Sorry,off-topic rant)

:awww:And why don't they re-introduce theire own fees:rolleyes:

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 08:01 PM
There will be photos of this match,won't there?Please tell me there will be photos,I need to see this nice haircut Noleta mentioned :D

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:01 PM
Definitely much better playing around the net. Thanks Todd!

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 08:02 PM
:awww:And why don't they re-introduce theire own fees:rolleyes:

That's governments for you,when things get tough,they're the last people to take the cuts

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:03 PM
First DF :p

But the volley:drool:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:03 PM
That's governments for you,when things get tough,they're the last people to take the cuts

I know,it's the same everywhere:mad:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:05 PM
The court isn't that long Nole:p

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 08:05 PM
There will be photos of this match,won't there?Please tell me there will be photos,I need to see this nice haircut Noleta mentioned :D
If you want it and there isn't any pics after the match, I will make some screen captures for you. :hug:

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:07 PM
UEs are creeping up in 2nd set, plus his first serve % drops. :(

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 08:07 PM
If you want it and there isn't any pics after the match, I will make some screen captures for you. :hug:

:hug: :worship:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:08 PM
There will be photos of this match,won't there?Please tell me there will be photos,I need to see this nice haircut Noleta mentioned :D

Feeing the pressure:scared:oh,and btw;he's unshaved:inlove:

kalisita
11-03-2009, 08:09 PM
Not as clean this set as Lee said but still holding comfortably though. Good at least.

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:10 PM
UEs are creeping up in 2nd set, plus his first serve % drops. :(

Hopefully he'll get better by match:)

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:11 PM
Beck:hug:he's got no luck with the net:tape:

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 08:11 PM
UEs are creeping up in 2nd set, plus his first serve % drops. :(
At least, he's holding his games well so far, not like in Asia. :tape:

You better break him now. :o

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 08:13 PM
Feeing the pressure:scared:oh,and btw;he's unshaved:inlove:

Don't worry,I'm sure it's just another buzz-cut,with perhaps,if he's feeling adventurous,a little gel on top :lol:.How unshaved is unshaved?Not like St Anton I hope,just his usual stubble right(I'm not obsessive :lol:)

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 08:13 PM
All the BPs in the 2nd were gone with serve points. :o
now 4th :armed:

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:13 PM
Murray won 6-3 6-1

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:14 PM
What a stupid rule,this foot fault is:rolleyes:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:16 PM
Don't worry,I'm sure it's just another buzz-cut,with perhaps,if he's feeling adventurous,a little gel on top :lol:.How unshaved is unshaved?Not like St Anton I hope,just his usual stubble right(I'm not obsessive :lol:)

The usual stubble:inlove:and no you're not:lol:

Murray won 6-3 6-1

Our Nole doesn't do a quickie:angel:

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 08:16 PM
Murray won 6-3 6-1

Let's all breathe and convince ourselves Nole had the tougher opponent :p

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 08:18 PM
The usual stubble:inlove:and no you're not:lol:



Our Nole doesn't do a quickie:angel:

:hug:Thanks Noleta, I knew I was normal :D

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:18 PM
For Amber

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=206096&stc=1&d=1257279460

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:18 PM
BP:smash:Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee:inlove:

kalisita
11-03-2009, 08:18 PM
Let's not drag this out Novak! HOLD!

ellewoods
11-03-2009, 08:19 PM
Dusting off the Djokocoaster

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 08:19 PM
Such a risky 2nd serve on BP :scared:

And the net obviously doesn't like Beck. :lol:

Please, break him now. :sobbing:

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 08:20 PM
:hug:Thanks Lee,he knew I could see him so he dared not be broken :p

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:20 PM
That's 2nd serve at 15-40 was dangerously close. :tape:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:21 PM
Nole was very lucky there:tape:

kalisita
11-03-2009, 08:21 PM
The hold! Now break and get done!

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:21 PM
:hug:Thanks Lee

You're welcome!

And he holds *phew*

The net really hates Beck today :tape:

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:23 PM
Please hurry Nole! I am hungry and haven't had lunch yet.

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:23 PM
You're welcome!

And he holds *phew*

The net really hates Beck today :tape:

Will it have the same feelings towards Fed?:angel:

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:25 PM
Will it have the same feelings towards Fed?:angel:

It's Fed's tournament :shrug: What do you think? :p

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 08:25 PM
Where's my namesake tonight I wonder,freezing her ass off in some football stadium I suppose :lol:Well you can't say she's not a hardcore fan

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:27 PM
It's Fed's tournament :shrug: What do you think? :p

Made it himself:shrug:

Where's my namesake tonight I wonder,freezing her ass off in some football stadium I suppose :lol:Well you can't say she's not a hardcore fan

:lol:Hope she's not sick:awww:she hacn't been on here today:shrug:

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 08:28 PM
Come on Nole! :rocker2:

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 08:28 PM
This isn't my idea of routine Nole,and a third set certainly isn't,will he really be that cruel and make me go out on this cold and miserable night to get fuel for my Djokocoaster :p

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:31 PM
This isn't my idea of routine Nole,and a third set certainly isn't,will he really be that cruel and make me go out on this cold and miserable night to get fuel for my Djokocoaster :p

:lol:It wouldn't be the same without the casual Djokocoaster:pRose must have a word tomorrow:p

kalisita
11-03-2009, 08:32 PM
Nice! Now break!

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:32 PM
Yesss!!!

kalisita
11-03-2009, 08:33 PM
The break! :bounce:

Serve it out strong Nole! :rocker2:

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 08:33 PM
So passive with BP but somehow finally managed to make the break :lol:

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 08:33 PM
:lol:It wouldn't be the same without the casual Djokocoaster:pRose must have a word tomorrow:p

Indeed she must :pBtw Noleta, your avatar is :yeah:

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:33 PM
Now please don't hiccup serving for the match :tape:

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:34 PM
So passive with BP but somehow finally managed to make the break :lol:

Beck has many UEs when Nole push today :tape:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:35 PM
Indeed she must :pBtw Noleta, your avatar is :yeah:

Can we trust her though?:p

Thanks:kiss:
Now please don't hiccup serving for the match :tape:

:unsure:

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 08:37 PM
Ajde, ajde Nole!!! Now MP!

kalisita
11-03-2009, 08:37 PM
Mp!

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 08:38 PM
Good boy Nole :DI knew you wouldn't be that cruel :p

shuhrat
11-03-2009, 08:38 PM
Well done! :kiss:

kalisita
11-03-2009, 08:39 PM
:clap2: 2R! :clap2:

Good match, especially for first match after break. 1st better than 2nd but all good enough in the end. :) Hernych next. Ajde Nole! :rocker2:

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:39 PM
Nole's level dropped a little in 2nd set but that's good enough to win the match. Hopefully he will be more consistent with a match under his belt.

ellewoods
11-03-2009, 08:40 PM
Alrighty. Back to bed for me. Later :hug:

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:40 PM
Nole:kiss:good first match.Next one on Thursday:D

Amber Spyglass
11-03-2009, 08:41 PM
Nole:kiss:good first match.Next Niemenin,on Thursday:shrug:

Whoa,back-up Lee said Hernych,who's it to be :confused: :p

Edit: Ok you removed it,but I caught you Noleta :p

but-it's-ok
11-03-2009, 08:42 PM
Straight sets,I thought Nole looked sharp and played at a high level tonight!! Well played Nole:rocker:

Nole will play Hernych,Nieminen is on court now against Bennet.

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:43 PM
Nole played Hernych twice this year and won both. Both are in R16, just like the next match. :p

Noleta
11-03-2009, 08:45 PM
Whoa,back-up Lee said Hernych,who's it to be :confused: :p

Edit: Ok you removed it,but I caught you Noleta :p

Damn,you're so quick:p

Lee
11-03-2009, 08:47 PM
And I am getting something to eat :wavey:

kalisita
11-03-2009, 08:50 PM
And I am getting something to eat :wavey:

:wavey:

Have a nice lunch. :)

Brick Top
11-03-2009, 09:05 PM
typical Nole:)

FlameOn
11-03-2009, 11:55 PM
Nice that he played OK in his first round. No need to raise his level and peak too early. :p

Ajde for R2. :rocker2:

pica_pica
11-04-2009, 05:38 AM
Guess I won't be crazy enough to read back 10 pages.
I checked result immediately after I woke up :lol: 6-3 7-5....looks pretty routine? :scratch:
From the ace stats and % of points won on first serve, he seem to be playing well...
Let's hope he can continue that :)

*Ljubica*
11-04-2009, 10:35 AM
I`m not going to give a report of the match because most of you watched it anyway. Nole played well in the 1st set - a few typical Djokocoaster errors in the 2nd - now on to the next round. :D Have written a longer "report" in the usual place, - but not of the match - don`t see the point when everyone has seen it - so just more silly asides and more personal stuff :shrug:

Bye for now from Basel :wavey:

shuhrat
11-04-2009, 10:48 AM
Have a good time there Rosie. :kiss:

kalisita
11-04-2009, 08:40 PM
OOP for tomorrow: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/328/op.pdf

Nole 2nd on Centre, not before 4 pm local with play beginning at 2 pm.


10 am here. Not bad. :yeah:

Lee
11-04-2009, 08:44 PM
The new OOP was not there, like, 5 minutes ago. :p

Lee
11-04-2009, 08:45 PM
8am, I can live with that.

Noleta
11-04-2009, 08:50 PM
OOP for tomorrow: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2009/328/op.pdf

Nole 2nd on Centre, not before 4 pm local with play beginning at 2 pm.


10 am here. Not bad. :yeah:

Ay:rolleyes:

ellewoods
11-04-2009, 11:13 PM
2am. Dammit.

Nole, come back to Asia!!

Noleta
11-04-2009, 11:26 PM
2am. Dammit.

Nole, come back to Asia!!

Nooo,sorry but i love sleeping:o

pica_pica
11-05-2009, 05:21 AM
Not before 11:00pm here :bounce: :) Good timing for me if the previous match ends early and and Nole can start right at 11:00pm :woohoo:

Lee
11-05-2009, 05:37 AM
Not before 11:00pm here :bounce: :) Good timing for me if the previous match ends early and and Nole can start right at 11:00pm :woohoo:

Usually the match will start on time. Tuesday's first match went to the distance and ended with 7-5 in the third set. The second match was only about 45 minutes from the start time.

asmazif
11-05-2009, 02:00 PM
3 PM. Only the most perfect time ever. :)

Noleta
11-05-2009, 02:55 PM
Looks like the mathc will start in another 30mins or so:)

Lee
11-05-2009, 03:25 PM
Finally Marco, the Swiss, not baby brother of Nole, decided to end our waiting. Thanks! :p

pica_pica
11-05-2009, 03:27 PM
Bring on the match :rocker:

kalisita
11-05-2009, 03:27 PM
Finally Marco, the Swiss, not baby brother of Nole, decided to end our waiting. Thanks! :p

:aparty: :woohoo: :aparty:

Ajde Nole! :rocker2:

pica_pica
11-05-2009, 03:30 PM
I need a better stream :unsure:

Stephie Cesc
11-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Ajde Nole! :yippee:

Tommy_likes_me
11-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Enjoy the match, I won't be able to see it :sad:

kalisita
11-05-2009, 03:32 PM
Only stream I have is from FromSport: http://www.fromsport.com/video-107147.html Working pretty good by FromSport standards.

Lee
11-05-2009, 03:33 PM
Enjoy the match, I won't be able to see it :sad:

:hug: You don't have live stream?

Lee
11-05-2009, 03:34 PM
Rose will be happy there's no mango Nole today :p

Noleta
11-05-2009, 03:35 PM
Novak was hitting with Isner before the match:)wonder what sort of match this will be:unsure:

tangerine_dream
11-05-2009, 03:35 PM
Thanks for the match link. :wavey:

Let's go Novak, let's go! http://i35.tinypic.com/17tt95.jpg