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cmurray
04-03-2008, 07:51 PM
Kuzzy holds. :dance:

Metis
04-03-2008, 07:51 PM
I had a cat that made that face just before he was ready to take a swipe at me. Of course it was usually when it was time to put him in the pet carrier, which he hated...so maybe he got pissed BECAUSE he was scared. :shrug:

Yes they tend to hate that :lol:; I had a cat that could understand when we were talking about him, especially when we were getting ready to give him medicine for his ear infection (it was a difficult task, my dad and I had to hold him while my mom would drop the medicine into his ears :lol:); He would lift his head looking at us with a terrified expression and then run to hide :lol:.

Hey everyone:wavey:

The WTA match:mad: Well I hope Kuznetsova bagels Serena here. Not unlikely in WTA:lol:

it's turned into a breakathon :rolleyes:; fortunately, Sveta just held a difficult game...

anon57
04-03-2008, 07:52 PM
What the :haha:

elessar
04-03-2008, 07:52 PM
Especially the "tongue part" only a brillant mind could have figured out what that was code for :cool:

acionescu
04-03-2008, 07:52 PM
Yep, in about 4 to 5 hours

Make that 1-2 days! This shit WTA match will never go to an end! :mad:

l_mac
04-03-2008, 07:54 PM
Nope, that's war, a men's game, takes balls, the place for women there is in the kitchen :shrug: :p :p :p
:rolleyes:
:Fo sho. I haven't checked out Novak's fanboards at his site yet, how are those? Anyone know? :scared:
:tape: I went there last week looking for pictures. NEVER AGAIN.
and also compiling the 2008 edition of my Best 300 Albums of all Time list :lol:

:haha: Any major changes?

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 07:55 PM
:tape: I went there last week looking for pictures. NEVER AGAIN.


:aplot:

Oh you mean pictures you could mock him with :p

anon57
04-03-2008, 07:56 PM
Yes they tend to hate that :lol:; I had a cat that could understand when we were talking about him, especially when we were getting ready to give him medicine for his ear infection (it was a difficult task, my dad and I had to hold him while my mom would drop the medicine into his ears :lol:); He would lift his head looking at us with a terrified expression and then run to hide :lol:.

We had a cat that had like a sixth sense for when he needed to go to the vet, and everytime before we would try to catch him he'd go insane and run all over the house to avoid being caught.

tennizen
04-03-2008, 07:56 PM
Especially the "tongue part" only a brillant mind could have figured out what that was code for :cool:

:lol: Since I am no brilliant mind, when I saw that I was thinking: Hmmm, I wonder what he wants to convey:confused::rolleyes:

elessar
04-03-2008, 07:57 PM
:haha: I just went there and I found another beauty :
http://www.novak-djokovic.com/eng/news.php/2008/04/02/promotion-of-novak-djokovic-s-monography-my-first-grand-slam
Dear Novak fans,

We inform you that promotion of Novak Djokovic’s Monography ‘My First Grand Slam’ will be held on Saturday, April 5th at noon, in the French Cultural Centre in Zmaj Jovina 11 Street.

During the promotion Novak will be signing the books.

We invite you all to attend this formal event.

You can buy the Monography via our Online Shop.

tennizen
04-03-2008, 07:58 PM
:haha: I just went there and I found another beauty :
http://www.novak-djokovic.com/eng/news.php/2008/04/02/promotion-of-novak-djokovic-s-monography-my-first-grand-slam

You have to update Sheryl's thread with this post. After all we want to do our part in keeping the fans informed.

elessar
04-03-2008, 08:00 PM
I'm gonna send her a PM, I want her to change the thread title so no Novak fans (the few that hadven't fled, that is) can miss this news :cool:

Metis
04-03-2008, 08:00 PM
Did you ever seen this? :eek: :confused:

It's Francesca Schiavone answering her coach between sets> Doppo Scoppiamo? Later, we f..k? :bolt:

http://www.striscialanotizia.mediaset.it/video/2005/11/03/video_2240.shtml?adsl


:spit: :rolls:

WTF? Schiavone?!?!? :o :speakles: good stuff! :lol:


Hold Sveta :awww:

acionescu
04-03-2008, 08:00 PM
I feel like Elaine watching "The English patient" : just HOOOOOOOOOLD!( when one of them has a break) or BREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAK ( when they are level at serve) :o

l_mac
04-03-2008, 08:01 PM
:aplot:

Oh you mean pictures you could mock him with :p
WHat other kind are there? :confused: :shrug: :p
:haha: I just went there and I found another beauty :
http://www.novak-djokovic.com/eng/news.php/2008/04/02/promotion-of-novak-djokovic-s-monography-my-first-grand-slam

This must be why he tanked his match in Miami :cool:

Metis
04-03-2008, 08:03 PM
:sobbing: :mad:

cmurray
04-03-2008, 08:04 PM
WHat other kind are there? :confused: :shrug: :p


This must be why he tanked his match in Miami :cool:

Linda, that pic of Federer's arm is making me slightly nauseous. :tape:

l_mac
04-03-2008, 08:04 PM
I'm gonna send her a PM, I want her to change the thread title so no Novak fans (the few that hadven't fled, that is) can miss this news :cool:

You're so good to the Nole fans. The Serbs especially will be thrilled. On Nole's OS forum they all complained a little about the prices in his "store" :lol:

I should fly to Serbia and get a signed copy - probably cheaper than the shipping costs.

How much do you think he charges for signatures? :shrug:

Metis
04-03-2008, 08:05 PM
Fight Sveta fight!

acionescu
04-03-2008, 08:05 PM
Watch Sveta break Serena when she is serving for the match! :scared:

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 08:06 PM
Fo sho. I haven't checked out Novak's fanboards at his site yet, how are those? Anyone know? :scared:


I haven't :scared: but I think some of the people in Noleland have.


They are scary as hell. I am technically a "moderator" there because before the website went to hell I used to write for it. But then around the time of Novak's rise to fame they started treating me like shit so I no longer have anything to do with his official site :) So please mock it all you wish, it amuses me. I think it's funny they'd prefer to have a Serb write news in broken English than someone fluent in English with a journalism degree from a top American journalism school who was writing for them for free, but that was totally their awful decision :)

But the boards are so overwhelmingly teeny that I can't stand them. I haven't been there in months. I can't be bothered to actually moderate them. Actually I hope they're awful and it makes the site look bad.. they deserve it :D :dance:

tennizen
04-03-2008, 08:06 PM
You're so good to the Nole fans. The Serbs especially will be thrilled. On Nole's OS forum they all complained a little about the prices in his "store" :lol:

I should fly to Serbia and get a signed copy - probably cheaper than the shipping costs.

How much do you think he charges for signatures? :shrug:

Normally 250 Euros. But if you bow before him and declare him the new Tennis king, he will give it to you for only 200 Euros. So practice your best bow:lol:

cmurray
04-03-2008, 08:07 PM
O.M.G.

My son just told me "I'm going to help you write your tennis article". I look up and there he is on tennis.com - he TYPED the URL in.

acionescu
04-03-2008, 08:09 PM
Normally 250 Euros. But if you bow before him and declare him the new Tennis king, he will give it to you for only 200 Euros. So practice your best bow:lol:

:aplot:

Merton
04-03-2008, 08:11 PM
:lol:

Vamos Sveta!!! :dance:


I'm sure Mikey and Merton are too busy drooling over this match to post :p

No time to watch sadly :(, I want to catch the Davydenko-Tipsarevic match.

I know, but to each his own :shrug:. Apparently her thighs are irresistible :p :lol:


I cannot think of any reason for which a sainly, straight and true ;) man would :drool: over Sveta! :o I know she's a nice girl but "being nice "is not drool worthy! Maybe it's something they don't tell us! :shrug:

Sveta's thighs :drool::hearts: Of course I am sane, currently in the process of trying to persuade my doctor that the rest of the world is nuts :lol:

Andreea :wavey: I'm sure they're joking. She's not ugly but no Ivanovic for sure. I know Merton is a fan of Kuznetsova's game though.

Indeed, too bad the organizers escaped the dream final that would be Sveta-Zvonareva. :(

yana
04-03-2008, 08:12 PM
Bye, girls!! :wavey:

Have fun watching the matches! May the best win and that be the Duck and Tipsy... :p

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 08:13 PM
WHat other kind are there? :confused: :shrug: :p


:shrug: :p
Linda, that pic of Federer's arm is making me slightly nauseous. :tape:
IT'S CREEPY ISN'T IT!!! :scared:
They are scary as hell. I am technically a "moderator" there because before the website went to hell I used to write for it. But then around the time of Novak's rise to fame they started treating me like shit so I no longer have anything to do with his official site :) So please mock it all you wish, it amuses me. I think it's funny they'd prefer to have a Serb write news in broken English than someone fluent in English with a journalism degree from a top American journalism school who was writing for them for free, but that was totally their awful decision :)

But the boards are so overwhelmingly teeny that I can't stand them. I haven't been there in months. I can't be bothered to actually moderate them. Actually I hope they're awful and it makes the site look bad.. they deserve it :D :dance:

:rolls: :scared: Thats crazy

elessar
04-03-2008, 08:20 PM
Linda, that pic of Federer's arm is making me slightly nauseous. :tape:
:lol: they are 2 things that puzzle me in tennis :
a) How come so many WTA players are overweight
b)How Roger's arm can be so skinny :help:
You're so good to the Nole fans. The Serbs especially will be thrilled. On Nole's OS forum they all complained a little about the prices in his "store" :lol:

I should fly to Serbia and get a signed copy - probably cheaper than the shipping costs.

How much do you think he charges for signatures? :shrug:
No reply I suppose I'll have to bump it without changing the thread title :( this displeases me
They are scary as hell. I am technically a "moderator" there because before the website went to hell I used to write for it. But then around the time of Novak's rise to fame they started treating me like shit so I no longer have anything to do with his official site :) So please mock it all you wish, it amuses me. I think it's funny they'd prefer to have a Serb write news in broken English than someone fluent in English with a journalism degree from a top American journalism school who was writing for them for free, but that was totally their awful decision :)

:eek: I had no idea, that's a pretty stupid decision indeed. No wonder Novak can be pretty bad sometimes with people like that surrounding him :tape:

Sveta's thighs :drool::hearts:

It keeps spreading :cool:

Metis
04-03-2008, 08:21 PM
We had a cat that had like a sixth sense for when he needed to go to the vet, and everytime before we would try to catch him he'd go insane and run all over the house to avoid being caught.

I think they learn the tone of voice, words and body language used when something is said about them. They are smart enough to make the connection. When we realized that, we talked about him as if we were discussing something else and managed to trick him and catch him before he could move a paw :devil: :lol:.


No time to watch sadly :(, I want to catch the Davydenko-Tipsarevic match.

Indeed, too bad the organizers escaped the dream final that would be Sveta-Zvonareva. :(

Sveta lost :sad: just give the trophy to Serena already...

acionescu
04-03-2008, 08:23 PM
Indeed, too bad the organizers escaped the dream final that would be Sveta-Zvonareva. :(

What a shame :sad: I don't know who's prettier! :inlove: :hearts: This match would have been an worthy rival to AO Final, beauty-wise!


Bye, girls!! :wavey:

Have fun watching the matches! May the best win and that be the Duck and Tipsy... :p

Oana, :lol: :hug: Nu te dezminti deloc! Frumosii si rivalii lui Fed!

Night, Oana!

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 08:25 PM
:lol: they are 2 things that puzzle me in tennis :
a) How come so many WTA players are overweight
b)How Roger's arm can be so skinny :help:

No reply I suppose I'll have to bump it without changing the thread title :( this displeases me

:eek: I had no idea, that's a pretty stupid decision indeed. No wonder Novak can be pretty bad sometimes with people like that surrounding him :tape:

It keeps spreading :cool:

Yah. Basically in 2006 I wrote a lot of reviews of Novak's matches for the website, they weren't very good, I wasn't really motivated much to make them actually decent writing, but they were posted on there and I was fine with it. In 2007 the webmaster decided to bring 2 other people on board to write as well, and that was fine with me, and we kind of rotated who would write. Finally it's the USO final and it is my duty to write the review, and I write the whole thing up during the match so that afterwards it was ready to go up within 15 minutes. He posts it up that night, but when I wake up in the morning it's not there anymore. He replaced it with a generic article he found on Yahoo or AP or something. :armed: I then looked back and he did that all the time. Replace original writing with articles stolen from AP or Yahoo. :rolleyes: That makes no sense.

Blah so I hate them. Waste of my time :p Back in 2006 there was a chat room on Novak's site and he used to come in and we'd have chats in the chat room and I moderated those too. :shrug: Those were the good old days. :rolls:

l_mac
04-03-2008, 08:28 PM
Vamos Davy!

Jess, the way you were treated sounds shitty :(

I did wonder if you were the "Jess" moderator there.

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 08:30 PM
Vamos Davy!

Jess, the way you were treated sounds shitty :(

I did wonder if you were the "Jess" moderator there.

It's me :D

The starter of the Viktor Troicki thread :rolls: If you saw that thread there it surely would have given it away since even the Serbs didn't care about him when I started it :lol:

tennizen
04-03-2008, 08:30 PM
Davy:inlove: so much in control

tangerine_dream
04-03-2008, 08:31 PM
Kuzzy sucks. :rocker2: Why does Roger enjoy watching her play again? :confused:

TI think it's funny they'd prefer to have a Serb write news in broken English than someone fluent in English with a journalism degree from a top American journalism school who was writing for them for free, but that was totally their awful decision :)
So you're a writer then? Do you write tennis articles for websites like Cheryl and a few others here do? :D

*edit*

HAHAHA I was just read Bodo's blog about the Serbs crashing out a few days earlier, here's what he thinks Novak was writing in his diary prior to the Anderson match:

Sunday: Won Pacific Life Open, had a great time at Lakers game; pretty tired, though. Mon: boring flight to Miami (gosh it's humid here); legs a little heavy; man, still can't believe I'm two for three in the last three Indian Well and Miami finals! Tues: Dragged myself through so-so practice, got some qualifier dude Anderson in first match. Wed. Miami starts today (already?), better focus. Thurs: Practiced OK. Better find out something about this Anderson. Fri: Waaahhhh!!!

Sorry if this was already posted, I just saw it now. :haha:

Johnny Groove
04-03-2008, 08:33 PM
I see the Serbs are out in full force in the Tipsarevic match, having played only 2 games and they are already screaming like maniacs :lol:

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 08:33 PM
I am really hoping for a Rafa/Roger final :drool: :drool: :drool:

Metis
04-03-2008, 08:34 PM
Jess :hug: at least maybe in the end it was a good practice since you are a journalist...


Janko... :hearts: Janko's brother... :tape: :bolt:

The Serbian fans are getting rowdy already :unsure: They are probably the only ones left in the stadium after Serena's match :lol:.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 08:37 PM
I am really hoping for a Rafa/Roger final :drool: :drool: :drool:

Liar. You hope Berdych creams Rafa tomorrow.

Good serving Davy :bounce:

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 08:40 PM
Liar. You hope Berdych creams Rafa tomorrow.

Good serving Davy :bounce:

Nah, too be honest I want it to be Rafa vs. Roger so I can bet on Rafa, he will cream special Ed Rog.

I would never trust Berdych in a final of a event like Miami.

tennizen
04-03-2008, 08:41 PM
Is it just me or is Davy looking handsomer than ever in that outfit?

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 08:41 PM
So you're a writer then? Do you write tennis articles for websites like Cheryl and a few others here do? :D

Kuzzy sucks. :rocker2: Why does Roger enjoy watching her play again? :confused:

:rolls: I may have the degree and I like to write, but I don't do anything with it. I'm kind of a moron :)

I double majored in magazine journalism and US History (20th century), but my senior year I had a moment of clarity when I realized that I didn't want to be a journalist because although I can write, I suck (really really suck) at interviewing. So my original plan was to then use my history degree, get a masters in education, and be a history teacher. I took the tests, applied to grad school, and then had another moment of clarity where I realized (since my mother is a teacher) that to put up with being a teacher, you have to really really WANT to be a teacher, so I decided against that, and just got a job to figure out what I wanted to do with my life :p (I do love history though :hearts: )

So I'm the manager of a clothing store, working every day in a job that does not use one single minute of my education. *sigh* I'm sure my grandmother is rolling in her grave knowing that she spent $160,000 on tuition for no reason. But I hope to go back to school fairly soon though... I *think* I've decided that I want to study business and focus on marketing... but we'll see ;)

But yes after all that, no I don't write. I had liked writing for Novak's site just as a hobby. It made me feel like my degree wasn't a COMPLETE waste of time (just a small waste) but then those jerks took that away from me! :armed:

I've been thinking about getting back into it though... it'd be fun to do a little bit of it here and there :) I was thinking of starting a blog of some sort some day though :p

Metis
04-03-2008, 08:45 PM
Is it just me or is Davy looking handsomer than ever in that outfit?

It's the cap; it makes you forget he has no hair. :p

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 08:45 PM
I haven't even looked at Davy. :rolls: I'm too mesmerized by the man on the other side of the net :hearts: :lol:

Merton
04-03-2008, 08:48 PM
:lol: they are 2 things that puzzle me in tennis :
a) How come so many WTA players are overweight
b)How Roger's arm can be so skinny :help:


(a) They don't need to be fit.
(b) He doesn't need more muscle. Easy answers to easy questions :lol:

What a shame :sad: I don't know who's prettier! :inlove: :hearts: This match would have been an worthy rival to AO Final, beauty-wise!


The WTA made a huge blunder when they tried to market the "beauty line" of their business, back to the days of Kournikova and the pictures of Myskina naked over a horse :tape: Now they are left with a shit product (the tennis that is) and they cannot compete in the beauty business with the "beauty" competitors. But it would be funny to imagine marketing a potential Kuznetsova-Zvonareva final.

Yah. Basically in 2006 I wrote a lot of reviews of Novak's matches for the website, they weren't very good, I wasn't really motivated much to make them actually decent writing, but they were posted on there and I was fine with it. In 2007 the webmaster decided to bring 2 other people on board to write as well, and that was fine with me, and we kind of rotated who would write. Finally it's the USO final and it is my duty to write the review, and I write the whole thing up during the match so that afterwards it was ready to go up within 15 minutes. He posts it up that night, but when I wake up in the morning it's not there anymore. He replaced it with a generic article he found on Yahoo or AP or something. :armed: I then looked back and he did that all the time. Replace original writing with articles stolen from AP or Yahoo. :rolleyes: That makes no sense.

Blah so I hate them. Waste of my time :p Back in 2006 there was a chat room on Novak's site and he used to come in and we'd have chats in the chat room and I moderated those too. :shrug: Those were the good old days. :rolls:

Too bad Jess, bad coin drives away good coin :hug:

acionescu
04-03-2008, 08:48 PM
WTA :banghead: If this match would have began at 21.00 CET I would have seen it on TV. :sad: Now they broadcast taped Berdich-Andreev and I'm starting to feel ill again :sobbing:
So bye all! I wonder what the outcome of Fed-Andy will be. Either way it will be utter embarassement for the loser because I still don't find Fed at his peak and if Andy cannot beat him now....:lol:

tennizen
04-03-2008, 08:49 PM
It's the cap; it makes you forget he has no hair. :p

Nah, I like bald men:lol::tape::p

Merton
04-03-2008, 08:50 PM
I haven't even looked at Davy. :rolls: I'm too mesmerized by the man on the other side of the net :hearts: :lol:

Let me guess: Janko on the run :hearts::hearts:

:haha: :devil:

elessar
04-03-2008, 08:51 PM
(a) They don't need to be fit.
(b) He doesn't need more muscle. Easy answers to easy questions :lol:

It isn't about needs :p
a) When you do so much sport, you're supposed to lose weight
b) When you do so much sport, you're supposed to gain some muscles (and don't give me the left arm excuse cause his right arm is only marginally better :p)

Johnny Groove
04-03-2008, 08:51 PM
Guys, does my article seem a bit biased? :)

http://tennistalk.com/en/match_previews/20080403/Its_Nadal_and_Berdych_in_a_Semifinal_Showdown

elessar
04-03-2008, 08:52 PM
BTW Jess you were right about the broken english thing, the guy that does the updates never uses articles :tape:

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 08:54 PM
Let me guess: Janko on the run :hearts::hearts:

:haha: :devil:

Janko in any position at any time :lol: :hearts:

elessar
04-03-2008, 08:55 PM
I've just read your article, it's great, two comments :
you wrote contsted :p
mental midget is a little harsh for a guy with his 5 sets records

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 08:55 PM
I haven't even looked at Davy. :rolls: I'm too mesmerized by the man on the other side of the net :hearts: :lol:
:hearts: :drool:

this match needs to be over in straight sets. :armed:

elessar
04-03-2008, 08:55 PM
Janko in any position at any time :lol: :hearts:
sounds very kinky :hearts:

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 08:56 PM
BTW Jess you were right about the broken english thing, the guy that does the updates never uses articles :tape:

After suffering a loss in the second round of Sony Ericsson Open, Novak Djokovic attended a farewell party of Brasilian Gustavo Kuerten in Miami.

Former no.1 in the world, Kuerten, won 20 singles titles and 8 doubles titles since he started his professional career back in 1995. He became the world top player in 2000.
This tennis player, born in Brasilian Florianopolis, is a triple champion of Roland Garros (1997, 2000, 2001), and Masters Cup winner in 1999. He earned over 15 million dollars in his professional career.

It's just... :tape: Gosh I could do that better :rolls:

tennizen
04-03-2008, 08:57 PM
What a nice volley to save bp:)

anon57
04-03-2008, 08:58 PM
Guys, does my article seem a bit biased? :)

http://tennistalk.com/en/match_previews/20080403/Its_Nadal_and_Berdych_in_a_Semifinal_Showdown

I just read the article, I thought it was good.

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 08:59 PM
:hearts: :drool:

this match needs to be over in straight sets. :armed:

Yes :( Or Janko needs to win :lol: But if Janko wins I need Roger to win. My opponent hates SRs apparently because he picked Janko and Roddick. So I need just one of Davydenko or Federer to win that :p Davydenko in 2 sets would be ideal for both ;)

sounds very kinky :hearts:

If the rumors I've heard about Janko are true, then it's appropriate kinkiness. And if my fantasies about Janko are true, then it's even more appropriate :aplot: ;)

Johnny Groove
04-03-2008, 09:00 PM
I've just read your article, it's great, two comments :
you wrote contsted :p
mental midget is a little harsh for a guy with his 5 sets records

oh my, let me fix that one :tape:

true, Tomas does have a fine 5 set record, but I used that term to emphasize how berdych has constantly failed to live up to his potential at least until this point in his career as he can't beat the big boys or advance far in a slam for example.

True, he won TMS Paris and a few MM titles, but with his talent, he can be a slam winner if not for his mental inhibitions

Merton
04-03-2008, 09:02 PM
Guys, does my article seem a bit biased? :)

http://tennistalk.com/en/match_previews/20080403/Its_Nadal_and_Berdych_in_a_Semifinal_Showdown

Good one, I would think that their Toronto 2006 match was not close at all even if it went 3 sets. The matchup for sure is better for Tomas indoors than outdoors. Their 2005 Cinci match was great, Nadal had match points before losing eventually.

elessar
04-03-2008, 09:03 PM
oh my, let me fix that one :tape:

true, Tomas does have a fine 5 set record, but I used that term to emphasize how berdych has constantly failed to live up to his potential at least until this point in his career as he can't beat the big boys or advance far in a slam for example.

True, he won TMS Paris and a few MM titles, but with his talent, he can be a slam winner if not for his mental inhibitions
Yeah I completely agree it's just that Berdych is more up-and-down than a choker for example (if you don't count the matches against Federer and PML :tape:)

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 09:05 PM
Yes :( Or Janko needs to win :lol: But if Janko wins I need Roger to win. My opponent hates SRs apparently because he picked Janko and Roddick. So I need just one of Davydenko or Federer to win that :p Davydenko in 2 sets would be ideal for both ;)



I hate SRs as well but thats sort of crazy. I will cheer on Davydenko and drol over Janko :D

:drool::drool::drool:

acionescu
04-03-2008, 09:06 PM
I haven't even looked at Davy. :rolls: I'm too mesmerized by the man on the other side of the net :hearts: :lol:

Janko even manages to look good on his ATP picture! :shrug: :inlove:



The WTA made a huge blunder when they tried to market the "beauty line" of their business, back to the days of Kournikova and the pictures of Myskina naked over a horse :tape: Now they are left with a shit product (the tennis that is) and they cannot compete in the beauty business with the "beauty" competitors. But it would be funny to imagine marketing a potential Kuznetsova-Zvonareva final.

:lol: In this case is really a matter of personal taste. I find them both really unatractive *understatementsmiley* The problem is that they are not charismatic, either! I find Schiavone equally ugly but more appealling! I can tolerate Sveta game, though!

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 09:06 PM
I hate SRs as well but thats sort of crazy. I will cheer on Davydenko and drol over Janko :D

:drool::drool::drool:

That's my current plan. Janko seems.. unmotivated. He's disappointing me today :)

Disappointing me and making me happy at the same time :rolls:

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 09:08 PM
That's my current plan. Janko seems.. unmotivated. He's disappointing me today :)

Disappointing me and making me happy at the same time :rolls:

He does ):

yes :rolls:

Merton
04-03-2008, 09:08 PM
It isn't about needs :p
a) When you do so much sport, you're supposed to lose weight
b) When you do so much sport, you're supposed to gain some muscles (and don't give me the left arm excuse cause his right arm is only marginally better :p)

(a) WTA and so much sport in the same sentence :tape:
(b) When you do so much sport that is not directed towards gaining muscle mass then it is no surprise that you don't gain muscle mass :shrug:

oh my, let me fix that one :tape:

true, Tomas does have a fine 5 set record, but I used that term to emphasize how berdych has constantly failed to live up to his potential at least until this point in his career as he can't beat the big boys or advance far in a slam for example.

True, he won TMS Paris and a few MM titles, but with his talent, he can be a slam winner if not for his mental inhibitions

There are real inhibitions in his game that prevent him from becoming a slam contender, it is not only mental.

mangoes
04-03-2008, 09:08 PM
:wavey:Hi Everyone:hug: :hug:

I'm heading home, but I had to update the important Nole info before I left work:lol: :lol: I'll be back to seek comfort as I watch Roger lose to Roddick.......at least Roger has mono:angel:

Anderson Cooper, CNN, MSNBC played the clip of Youzhny bursting his head with the racquet. Not even winning a GS gets this much coverage:lol: :lol:
At least Serena won:dance: :dance:

Talk to everyone in a bit:wavey:

Johnny Groove
04-03-2008, 09:09 PM
Good one, I would think that their Toronto 2006 match was not close at all even if it went 3 sets. The matchup for sure is better for Tomas indoors than outdoors. Their 2005 Cinci match was great, Nadal had match points before losing eventually.

Perhaps I am a bit biased then :lol:

I thought the Toronto 06 was tight for the first 2 sets before Berdych blew him out in the 3rd.

Cincy 05 was quite a battle and a fine one at that.

What is your take on their Madrid 06 encounter?

Yeah I completely agree it's just that Berdych is more up-and-down than a choker for example (if you don't count the matches against Federer and PML :tape:)

Yes of course, he's no PHM, which is why the word choker is nowhere in the article ;)

elessar
04-03-2008, 09:10 PM
:wavey:Hi Everyone:hug: :hug:

I'm heading home, but I had to update the important Nole info before I left work:lol: :lol: I'll be back to seek comfort as I watch Roger lose to Roddick.......at least Roger has mono:angel:

Anderson Cooper, CNN, MSNBC played the clip of Youzhny bursting his head with the racquet. Not even winning a GS gets this much coverage:lol: :lol:
At least Serena won:dance: :dance:

Talk to everyone in a bit:wavey:
At least I'd get to use my new sig :sad:

:lol: at all the coverage tennis is getting

l_mac
04-03-2008, 09:12 PM
Great body language from Tipsy :yeah:

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 09:15 PM
This is why PMK is a top 5 player- when he's on song, he's brilliant.

cmurray
04-03-2008, 09:16 PM
This is why PMK is a top 5 player- when he's on song, he's brilliant.

Davydenko hits a VERY clean ball. The guy gets the shaft most of the time - he's really quite talented.

acionescu
04-03-2008, 09:18 PM
OK, I really have to go!
Good night all! :wavey: Good Andy-Fed match! :lol: :secret: I allways laugh when I hear about these two playing each other!

tennizen
04-03-2008, 09:18 PM
Break him back Davy.

cmurray
04-03-2008, 09:19 PM
OK, I really have to go!
Good night all! :wavey: Good Andy-Fed match!lol: :secret: I allways laugh when I hear about these two playing each other!

I bet Roddick doesn't. :tape:

Metis
04-03-2008, 09:19 PM
Davy :(

l_mac
04-03-2008, 09:23 PM
Davy :aparty:

Merton
04-03-2008, 09:28 PM
Perhaps I am a bit biased then :lol:

I thought the Toronto 06 was tight for the first 2 sets before Berdych blew him out in the 3rd.

Cincy 05 was quite a battle and a fine one at that.

What is your take on their Madrid 06 encounter?


Toronto 06 was not tight at all, Nadal was horrible, Berdych was on fire but had a brainfart in the 2nd set :set: The Madrid match was excellent with both playing very well, Tomas was just the better player. Overall I think indoors makes a big difference in the matchup, outdoors Berdych should win something like 6 out of 10, indoors it would be 8 out of 10.

Merton
04-03-2008, 09:29 PM
Davai PMK, don't care really, just want to see those obnoxious bandwagoners silenced.

Johnny Groove
04-03-2008, 09:32 PM
Toronto 06 was not tight at all, Nadal was horrible, Berdych was on fire but had a brainfart in the 2nd set :set: The Madrid match was excellent with both playing very well, Tomas was just the better player. Overall I think indoors makes a big difference in the matchup, outdoors Berdych should win something like 6 out of 10, indoors it would be 8 out of 10.

we all know that it is a matchup issue for Nadal and Berdych will always have the advantage on hard courts.

I agree with everything you just said, perhaps we should get you writing on that site as well, if you've got the patience for it :lol:

Metis
04-03-2008, 09:33 PM
Davy :)

Davydenko will beat Federer, you heard it here first, but Berdych will outhit him in the final.
MARK MY WORDS!!!

mallorn
04-03-2008, 09:33 PM
Guys, does my article seem a bit biased? :)

http://tennistalk.com/en/match_previews/20080403/Its_Nadal_and_Berdych_in_a_Semifinal_Showdown
It was balanced :yeah: what somewhat gave you away was how much space you devoted to analysing what the players would do. :lol:

LMAO at mental midget and brainfart. :D

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 09:34 PM
The pure hitting and strokes of PMK have been terrific.

One sided match.

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 09:35 PM
Davai! :rocker2:

tennizen
04-03-2008, 09:35 PM
The pure hitting and strokes of PMK have been terrific.

One sided match.

I like to watch Davy a lot when he is on.

Edit: Double break :woohoo:

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 09:36 PM
:spit: Did Justin just say Andy's game has it all? :rolls:

l_mac
04-03-2008, 09:40 PM
:spit: Did Justin just say Andy's game has it all? :rolls:

I hope the BBC hire him for Wimbledon :cool:

WHat a performance from Tipsy :worship:

Too good from Davydenko. Cannon fodder for whoever :spit: wins the other match tonight though.

Metis
04-03-2008, 09:41 PM
Wow that was fast :eek: Davy :worship:

Corey Feldman
04-03-2008, 09:43 PM
bye bye v-cash :o

Merton
04-03-2008, 09:43 PM
Janko was just cannon fodder there, he gave PMK pace without variation, just what Davydenko loves.

Metis, give me some of the stuff you are smoking, your jcempire impersonation is not convincing at all :lol:

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 09:46 PM
I hope the BBC hire him for Wimbledon :cool:


He is brilliant as a commentator, really. :smoke:

Nikolay :rocker2:

l_mac
04-03-2008, 09:51 PM
Sky are filling time by showing the last match Roddick won vs Fed :spit: It's in black and white, Mirka is thin and Fed is unshaven with a pony tail.

Andy is wearing a XXXXXXX-L shirt and shorts combo, so not much change for him.

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 09:52 PM
Sky are filling time by showing the last match Roddick won vs Fed :spit: It's in black and white, Mirka is thin and Fed is unshaven with a pony tail.

Andy is wearing a XXXXXXX-L shirt and shorts combo, so not much change for him.

I'm surprised they even had video cameras back then :speakles:

elessar
04-03-2008, 09:53 PM
Sky are filling time by showing the last match Roddick won vs Fed :spit: It's in black and white, Mirka is thin and Fed is unshaven with a pony tail.

Andy is wearing a XXXXXXX-L shirt and shorts combo, so not much change for him.
Why last :confused: ?

Metis
04-03-2008, 09:54 PM
Janko was just cannon fodder there, he gave PMK pace without variation, just what Davydenko loves.

Metis, give me some of the stuff you are smoking, your jcempire impersonation is not convincing at all :lol:

:lol: I think I have been watching too much tennis lately, I feel completely saturated and it is either affecting my judgement and sanity or giving me superior powers to predict the future... We shall see.... :devil:

In any case the next 2 weeks will be an excellent opportunity for tennis detox (or tennis Lent if you will) and I am also considering disappearing from MTF completely during that time...

l_mac
04-03-2008, 09:55 PM
Why last :confused: ?

Because of his expected victory tonight :cool: The Fedthread seems very pessimistic.

anon57
04-03-2008, 09:55 PM
Sky are filling time by showing the last match Roddick won vs Fed :spit: It's in black and white, Mirka is thin and Fed is unshaven with a pony tail.

Andy is wearing a XXXXXXX-L shirt and shorts combo, so not much change for him.

:spit: :lol:

elessar
04-03-2008, 09:55 PM
Because of his expected victory tonight :cool: The Fedthread seems very pessimistic.

You wanna bet ?:D

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 09:57 PM
Federer sucks.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 09:57 PM
:lol: I think I have been watching too much tennis lately, I feel completely saturated and it is either affecting my judgement and sanity or giving me superior powers to predict the future... We shall see.... :devil:

In any case the next 2 weeks will be an excellent opportunity for tennis detox (or tennis Lent if you will) and I am also considering disappearing from MTF completely during that time...

I will be away for a week from Sunday :( and will miss the men's final. Berdych vs Fed doesn't really appeal anyway :sad:

Corey Feldman
04-03-2008, 09:57 PM
I remember those days, Andy had Mandy Moore and Brad Gilbert fangirling him like mad

the only match he lost that whole HC summer was to Henman :D

Fed and the pony tail :inlove:

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 09:58 PM
Andy sucks even more

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 09:58 PM
PMK could bother mono-Federer.

Sky are showing Roddick-Federer from Montreal 2003. Andy's FH was a purely crunched shot then, and Mandy Moore's in his box :lol:

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 09:58 PM
It's a Saturday final, no?

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 09:59 PM
Andy sucks even more

:eek:

But at least he has a hot girl.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 09:59 PM
You wanna bet ?:D

No chance :lol:

elessar
04-03-2008, 09:59 PM
Federer sucks.

:sobbing: :crying2: *runs to tell her diaries about all the meanies in here*

Merton
04-03-2008, 10:00 PM
:lol: I think I have been watching too much tennis lately, I feel completely saturated and it is either affecting my judgement and sanity or giving me superior powers to predict the future... We shall see.... :devil:

In any case the next 2 weeks will be an excellent opportunity for tennis detox (or tennis Lent if you will) and I am also considering disappearing from MTF completely during that time...

You mean you will not follow DC and the epic at Houston where the King will appear in all his glory? :confused: :lol: Actually, I am also working on a paper that is almost as late as the 2009 ATP calendar :lol: (not quite though:devil:)I planned on disappearing this week but Tomas and Igor kept my interest for this tournament.

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 10:00 PM
:eek:

But at least he has a hot girl.

Why does that shock you? :p

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder :shrug: :D

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 10:00 PM
:sobbing: :crying2: *runs to tell her diaries about all the meanies in here*

:hug:

I hope he makes the final, and then loses :hug:

Corey Feldman
04-03-2008, 10:00 PM
The main thing about that Montreal match was Fed choking like a Mutha when he served for the match & Number one in the world spot.

or he was up a break in the third, something like that.

:o

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 10:01 PM
:hug:

I hope he makes the final, and then loses :hug:

That will make her feel better :rolls:

tennizen
04-03-2008, 10:02 PM
:lol: I think I have been watching too much tennis lately, I feel completely saturated and it is either affecting my judgement and sanity or giving me superior powers to predict the future... We shall see.... :devil:

In any case the next 2 weeks will be an excellent opportunity for tennis detox (or tennis Lent if you will) and I am also considering disappearing from MTF completely during that time...

Metis, you have inspired me. I also will not visit MTF until MonteCarlo starts:worship::D

elessar
04-03-2008, 10:04 PM
:hug:

I hope he makes the final, and then loses :hug:
:hug: I hope you bet on it and he wins :hug:
The main thing about that Montreal match was Fed choking like a Mutha when he served for the match & Number one in the world spot.

or he was up a break in the third, something like that.

:o
You forget about the 2 DFs in the TB to go down 0-4 :lol: quality choke that was
That will make her feel better :rolls:
atfer a loss to Fish any result is a good one :o

l_mac
04-03-2008, 10:05 PM
Metis, you have inspired me. I also will not visit MTF until MonteCarlo starts:worship::D

Crazy talk.

What about Estoril/Valencia/Houston week?

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 10:05 PM
I have a psychology exam I have to go take, so bye everyone! :wavey:

Vamos Andy! :rocker2: :spit: :sobbing:

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 10:06 PM
Metis, you have inspired me. I also will not visit MTF until MonteCarlo starts:worship::D

Impossible. :tape: For me anyways :sobbing:

okay really leaving now..

cmurray
04-03-2008, 10:06 PM
Metis, you have inspired me. I also will not visit MTF until MonteCarlo starts:worship::D

:speakles:

NO! We can't lose Hema and Metis. :sad:

Metis, stop inspiring Hema, dammit.:(

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 10:06 PM
:hug: I hope you bet on it and he wins :hug:


:hug: Not possible, Roger is a mug :hug:

A final is still good for an over the hill guy like Fed :shrug:

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 10:06 PM
I have a psychology exam I have to go take, so bye everyone! :wavey:

Vamos Andy! :rocker2: :spit: :sobbing:

Good luck with the exam :hug:

elessar
04-03-2008, 10:07 PM
Vamos Andy! :rocker2: :spit: :sobbing:
Vamos ducky :rocker2:

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 10:07 PM
See ya Aimee, Good luck with the exam :cool:

elessar
04-03-2008, 10:08 PM
:hug: Not possible, Roger is a mug :hug:

A final is still good for an over the hill guy like Fed :shrug:

:sobbing: What am I gonna do with my Roger is king banner then ?

Metis
04-03-2008, 10:08 PM
You mean you will not follow DC and the epic at Houston where the King will appear in all his glory? :confused: :lol: Actually, I am also working on a paper that is almost as late as the 2009 ATP calendar :lol: (not quite though:devil:)I planned on disappearing this week but Tomas and Igor kept my interest for this tournament.

You have no right to disappear from MTF the next 2 weeks; you have promised to be a loyal Rafatard during that time after Berdych wins Miami.

I have to finish 2 papers (long overdue as well:tape: ). The only thing that will prevent me from quitting MTF will be to check on you to make sure you post with your Rafatard avatar and signature every day. :devil: :D

elessar
04-03-2008, 10:08 PM
Good luck Aimee with all the headcases in MTF I'm sure you've had plenty of practice for your exams :rocker2:

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 10:08 PM
I have a psychology exam I have to go take, so bye everyone! :wavey:

Vamos Andy! :rocker2: :spit: :sobbing:

Go rock the exam like we rock TT Miami :rocker:

But Andy? :unsure: I think I am cheering for Federer tonight :tape:

Johnny Groove
04-03-2008, 10:08 PM
Sky are filling time by showing the last match Roddick won vs Fed :spit: It's in black and white, Mirka is thin and Fed is unshaven with a pony tail.

Andy is wearing a XXXXXXX-L shirt and shorts combo, so not much change for him.

I'm surprised they even had video cameras back then :speakles:

:spit: Thats hilarious.

Fed in 03 was a bad boy with his ponytail and unshaven look :devil:

scarecrows
04-03-2008, 10:09 PM
Roddick :worship:

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 10:09 PM
:sobbing: What am I gonna do with my Roger is king banner then ?

Use Linda's, much more appropriate.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 10:09 PM
:sobbing: What am I gonna do with my Roger is king banner then ?

:hug: Save it for when he wins RG.

edit: bye and good luck, Aimee :hug:

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 10:09 PM
Go rock the exam like we rock TT Miami :rocker:

But Andy? :unsure: I think I am cheering for Federer tonight :tape:

lol I remember when you cheered anyone over Federer cos of his dominance :p

I'm not fussed about tonight's result, I'm just glad bloody Sky are actually going to show a night session for once.

tennizen
04-03-2008, 10:11 PM
Crazy talk.

What about Estoril/Valencia/Houston week?

I will use all the willpower I can muster:sad::sad:

Impossible. :tape: For me anyways :sobbing:

okay really leaving now..

It is quite difficult I admit. Since I sit in front of the computer 12 hrs/day. But I am really going to try.

:speakles:

NO! We can't lose Hema and Metis. :sad:

Metis, stop inspiring Hema, dammit.:(

Cheryl:hug: I hope everyone else also inspires me otherwise I will be back here in no time:sobbing:

Btw for those of you looking for some useful de-addiction resources

http://sourceforge.net/projects/temptblocker/

Consider this. You can choose programs(IE,Firefox) and you can set a time. These programs get locked down. If you want to open them before the set time. You have to type a 32 character string. Really cool.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 10:11 PM
Rafa vs Berdych is the day match tomorrow, unsurprisingly.

scarecrows
04-03-2008, 10:11 PM
lol I remember when you cheered anyone over Federer cos of his dominance :p

.

last month someone bumped a thread in GM where she said she was becoming more and more a fan of federer

scarecrows
04-03-2008, 10:12 PM
Rafa vs Berdych is the day match tomorrow, unsurprisingly.

never in doubt, latin Miami wants piggy in the final :shrug:

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 10:13 PM
Rafa vs Berdych is the day match tomorrow, unsurprisingly.

I will be working :tears:

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 10:14 PM
lol I remember when you cheered anyone over Federer cos of his dominance :p

I'm not fussed about tonight's result, I'm just glad bloody Sky are actually going to show a night session for once.

He dominates less lately and I don't like Roddick :p It's a tricky match up for me :lol:

l_mac
04-03-2008, 10:14 PM
never in doubt, latin Miami wants piggy in the final :shrug:

I thought it might be because Fed/Roddick have to play tonight but you're explanation is far more plausible :hug:

I'm going out on Saturday night instead of Friday now :tape:

elessar
04-03-2008, 10:14 PM
Use Linda's, much more appropriate.
No I hate pink:)
:hug: Save it for when he wins RG.
You're right :hug: i'll even change it to read "Roger is king of clay"

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 10:14 PM
last month someone bumped a thread in GM where she said she was becoming more and more a fan of federer

I posted that in 2004 during my crazy period :D

scarecrows
04-03-2008, 10:15 PM
I thought it might be because Fed/Roddick have to play tonight but you're explanation is far more plausible :hug:



What? Come On Man

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 10:15 PM
What? Come On Man
:yeah:

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 10:17 PM
I posted that in 2004 during my crazy period :D

You had some strange favourites back in the good ol' days. :lol:

Johnny Groove
04-03-2008, 10:18 PM
I thought it might be because Fed/Roddick have to play tonight but you're explanation is far more plausible :hug:

I'm going out on Saturday night instead of Friday now :tape:

And its at 1 PM :eek:

I gotta skip school then

Metis
04-03-2008, 10:20 PM
I will use all the willpower I can muster:sad::sad:

It is quite difficult I admit. Since I sit in front of the computer 12 hrs/day. But I am really going to try.

Cheryl:hug: I hope everyone else also inspires me otherwise I will be back here in no time:sobbing:

Btw for those of you looking for some useful de-addiction resources

http://sourceforge.net/projects/temptblocker/

Consider this. You can choose programs(IE,Firefox) and you can set a time. These programs get locked down. If you want to open them before the set time. You have to type a 32 character string. Really cool.

Very interesting; I think I will use it otherwise I don't trust myself to stay away...

Let's make a pact Hema, this Sunday, if we still want to do this; together we can stay strong :hug: :D


Rafa vs Berdych is the day match tomorrow, unsurprisingly.

:secret: more windy for day matches :p



OK, need to go home now before the QF starts. Later :wavey:

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 10:20 PM
Roddick's forehand was a top 5 forehand in 03.

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 10:20 PM
You had some strange favourites back in the good ol' days. :lol:

My favorites aren't any less strange now ;) :p :lol:

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 10:24 PM
My favorites aren't any less strange now ;) :p :lol:

You even liked Nadal at one point and had him in your list :lol: And Roddick you said you liked him once :p

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 10:26 PM
You even liked Nadal at one point and had him in your list :lol: And Roddick you said you liked him once :p

I like Nadal still :) My appreciation of Nadal is how I met Linda and how I got caught lurking here in the first place ;)

Roddick, well, I was young when I liked him, and didn't know much better, and then I started to get really into tennis and found other favorites. I haven't liked Roddick much since 2003 ;) :p Probably because he won a Slam and it's all downhill for me once people I like win them. :( Except JCF. I love JCF still :hearts:

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 10:30 PM
I like Nadal still :) My appreciation of Nadal is how I met Linda and how I got caught lurking here in the first place ;)

Roddick, well, I was young when I liked him, and didn't know much better, and then I started to get really into tennis and found other favorites. I haven't liked Roddick much since 2003 ;) :p Probably because he won a Slam and it's all downhill for me once people I like win them. :( Except JCF. I love JCF still :hearts:

Novak? :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

JCF in 03 was pure class- for one year, maybe two as he froze against big Al in 2002 he was the best clay courter in the world. I think burnout after a truly long season in both 03 and 04 contributed to his decline after that.

elessar
04-03-2008, 10:31 PM
I have sensed a decreased level of djokobopperism from Jess lately :sad:

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 10:33 PM
The troll fans in GM are enough to put anyone off!

Johnny Groove
04-03-2008, 10:35 PM
fedclown 07 and BrainDeath in splendid form in the WWW thread

l_mac
04-03-2008, 10:36 PM
Novak himself is enough to put anyone off :o

OMG, I just hurt my face laughing so hard at the Mr Disney's Foolproof Plans thread on GM :haha: :haha: So, so funny.

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 10:37 PM
Novak? :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

JCF in 03 was pure class- for one year, maybe two as he froze against big Al in 2002 he was the best clay courter in the world. I think burnout after a truly long season in both 03 and 04 contributed to his decline after that.

I told myself it wouldn't happen with Novak but it is. His increased brattiness isn't helping things any. Almost all the Djokovic fans are feeling a bit meh about him lately. We were happy he lost because he needed to stop having things come so easily to him :shrug: He also needs to get his attitude in check. He really did used to be a sweet funny friendly guy and now he's well... :scared:

I have sensed a decreased level of djokobopperism from Jess lately :sad:

It's true. :sad:

elessar
04-03-2008, 10:40 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: sport+ has decided to show Roger's match after all :hearts:
he's achieved french player status :bowdown:
take that golf :ras:

elessar
04-03-2008, 10:41 PM
I told myself it wouldn't happen with Novak but it is. His increased brattiness isn't helping things any. Almost all the Djokovic fans are feeling a bit meh about him lately. We were happy he lost because he needed to stop having things come so easily to him :shrug: He also needs to get his attitude in check. He really did used to be a sweet funny friendly guy and now he's well... :scared:

It sucks :hug:
All is not lost though, if he manages to surround himself with the right people he should be OK, more or less :tape:

elessar
04-03-2008, 10:42 PM
The troll fans in GM are enough to put anyone off!
shame they haven't been around lately :awww:

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 10:42 PM
I told myself it wouldn't happen with Novak but it is. His increased brattiness isn't helping things any. Almost all the Djokovic fans are feeling a bit meh about him lately. We were happy he lost because he needed to stop having things come so easily to him :shrug: He also needs to get his attitude in check. He really did used to be a sweet funny friendly guy and now he's well... :scared:

Exactly.

I liked him at first, then came the cocky I'm the man attitude. And the gamesmanship. And ezetroll. And Farenhajt. It's a pattern :)

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 10:53 PM
Even my most disliked player is really random :rolls:

For someone whose favorite player is Viktor Troicki, it is equally random that my least favorite player is Ryan Sweeting :lol:

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 10:55 PM
What's so vile about Ryan? :lol:

savesthedizzle
04-03-2008, 10:58 PM
What's so vile about Ryan? :lol:

His mother is obnoxious :) And so is he :D

I (unknowingly) sat right behind her and all Ryan's friends at Ryan's match against Janko at the USO last year and they were all loud and rowdy. Cheering double faults and UEs and whatnot. I mean if people think Dijana is bad, they should sit behind Mrs. Sweeting ;)

So, to piss them off, I cheered loudly for Janko (but still at appropriate cheering times, I never stooped to their level) with a nice loud AJDE JANKO every time he hit a winner. Right before Ryan lost, half his friends left. They didn't even stick around for the end :shrug: Some friends ;)

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 11:00 PM
Hey Linda, I set you up on a date with a nice Chilean teenage boy:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=6828076&postcount=176

:aplot:

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:03 PM
You're too kind, Jordan :p I think I'll have to withdraw from that tournament though, I doubt I'll be online at all next week :mad:

Blandy was choking on something there - my guess is Cowan's pubes - that was funny.

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 11:03 PM
His mother is obnoxious :) And so is he :D

I (unknowingly) sat right behind her and all Ryan's friends at Ryan's match against Janko at the USO last year and they were all loud and rowdy. Cheering double faults and UEs and whatnot. I mean if people think Dijana is bad, they should sit behind Mrs. Sweeting ;)

So, to piss them off, I cheered loudly for Janko (but still at appropriate cheering times, I never stooped to their level) with a nice loud AJDE JANKO every time he hit a winner. Right before Ryan lost, half his friends left. They didn't even stick around for the end :shrug: Some friends ;)

Was he that bad himself though? :p

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 11:04 PM
:spit:

You on vacation next week, Linda?

Johnny Groove
04-03-2008, 11:06 PM
What is funny is that i have my TV on for the video of the match, but it is muted because i dont want to listen to those clowns Gimelstob and Robinson.

But, i have ATP masters series TV on so i can listen to those guys :)

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 11:07 PM
What is funny is that i have my TV on for the video of the match, but it is muted because i dont want to listen to those clowns Gimelstob and Robinson.

But, i have ATP masters series TV on so i can listen to those guys :)

The Stob is pure class.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:12 PM
:spit:

You on vacation next week, Linda?


Yes, I leave Sunday night.

I have no idea if I am staying in a hotel, or at my BF's apartment or even where exactly in Italy we are going :bigcry: So I don't want to play doubles with someone and then let them down :sad: I'll stay in the singles draw, just in case. If my bf is going to be working all the time, as I suspect, I'll maybe be able to check MTF every so often.

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 11:15 PM
Yes, I leave Sunday night.

I have no idea if I am staying in a hotel, or at my BF's apartment or even where exactly in Italy we are going :bigcry: So I don't want to play doubles with someone and then let them down :sad: I'll stay in the singles draw, just in case. If my bf is going to be working all the time, as I suspect, I'll maybe be able to check MTF every so often.
I'm pretty sure TT is more important than your vacation and your boyfriend so cancel the trip :cool:

Nah I'm just kiding, have a nice time :D :aplot:

scarecrows
04-03-2008, 11:19 PM
how's Monofed playing?

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:20 PM
Lief Shiras just called Andy fat :lol: Practically.

AWESOME challenge, Fed :worship:

scarecrows
04-03-2008, 11:21 PM
Jordan, to get challenger odds from 5dimes you need to be registered?

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:21 PM
how's Monofed playing?

He just made a nonMonoFed challenge (crazy wrong) so I assume he is back to his best.

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:22 PM
Good evening all. :)

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 11:23 PM
Jordan, to get challenger odds from 5dimes you need to be registered?

I though you did, but you don't, you click on live lines at the top right hand corner.

But the bad thing is they usually release the lines pretty late, sometimes they are not out when I goto bed, but after I goto bed you will wake up so it should work out ;)

tennizen
04-03-2008, 11:23 PM
Is there a livestream for this match

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:24 PM
Evening stebs, are you staying up late for this one?

Hema I don't know if there is a livestream :hug:

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:25 PM
Feds and Roddick both look up for this.

tennizen
04-03-2008, 11:26 PM
Evening stebs, are you staying up late for this one?

Hema I don't know if there is a livestream :hug:

Thanks Linda:wavey: StarSports is not showing this match:mad:

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:26 PM
Evening stebs, are you staying up late for this one?

Hema I don't know if there is a livestream :hug:

Depends how I feel as the first set draws to a close, if my eyes are drooping I won't force myself to stay up but if not I'll see it out.

Vyomsky
04-03-2008, 11:27 PM
No livestream? Those who are watching...how is the game going? How is Fed's movement?

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:28 PM
First point of this game shows one of the reasons Roddick struggles vs Federer. A well struck return to the BH is a basis for a point against Federer, it doesn't mean approach the net blindly against a great passer.

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:29 PM
How is Fed's movement?

Not great, he is looking laboured getting in place for shots he would be at in a flash usually.

Vyomsky
04-03-2008, 11:30 PM
Not great, he is looking laboured getting in place for shots he would be at in a flash usually.

Thanks. Maybe he has to rely on his serve a lot more today than normal.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:30 PM
No livestream? Those who are watching...how is the game going? How is Fed's movement?

Like a waterfall, so fluid :drool: :hearts:

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:32 PM
Thanks. Maybe he has to rely on his serve a lot more today than normal.

He's been all serve since W07 :shrug:

Vyomsky
04-03-2008, 11:33 PM
Like a waterfall, so fluid :drool: :hearts:

Either you or Stebs is lying.:confused:

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 11:33 PM
He's been all serve since W07 :shrug:

How is a guy with an arm like that all serve?

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:33 PM
Break him, Roger :rocker2:

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:34 PM
Either you or Stebs is lying.:confused:

l_mac was being sarcastic. Federer's movement is certainly under par.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:35 PM
Either you or Stebs is lying.:confused:
I know who I'd believe ;)
How is a guy with an arm like that all serve?

:shrug: One of the great mysteries of our time. Maybe because he serves one handed ... with the other arm? :D

Vyomsky
04-03-2008, 11:35 PM
Like a waterfall, so fluid :drool: :hearts:

:o:)

l_mac was being sarcastic. Federer's movement is certainly under par.

OK.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:36 PM
Fed still looks a bit "sweatier" than usual.

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 11:37 PM
I tell you if it's Rafa/Fed in the final, Nadal will outgrind him and win.

MARK MY WORDS.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:38 PM
Fed 5-4*

He'll break here. I have special feeling.

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:40 PM
I think Roddick will have his chances in this match as long as he keeps concentration. Federer in this poor form/mono/ethargic state is still a good player but I don't think he has the capability to just step up and outplay Roddick when the going gets tough. I'm not saying he won't do it, just that he won't be as in control as usual.

TMJordan
04-03-2008, 11:40 PM
Nice returning, Roger.

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:41 PM
The flick BH pass is still something special.

Corey Feldman
04-03-2008, 11:41 PM
How is Fed clown getting on?

UEFA highlights finally finished

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:41 PM
The chip charge is always nice to see in the modern game.

scarecrows
04-03-2008, 11:42 PM
from the stats it looks embarrassing for Fed

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:42 PM
How is Fed clown getting on?

UEFA highlights finally finished

5-5 on serve. He is hitting okay off the FH, a little below average off the BH. Serve is good. Movement is poor. Volleying looks pretty good so far.

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 11:43 PM
Fed isn't as fast and lively as usual, but even in this state he can win this in two.

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:44 PM
Roddick's BH > Roddick's FH so far.

Corey Feldman
04-03-2008, 11:45 PM
5-5 on serve. He is hitting okay off the FH, a little below average off the BH. Serve is good. Movement is poor. Volleying looks pretty good so far.So its still "Aussie Open Fed"

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:46 PM
So its still "Aussie Open Fed"

Definately nothing better than that. Movement maybe even looks worse at times. He is having to hit shots on the run where usually he would be set up for the shot in time to stop and have a cup of tea before hitting them.

Corey Feldman
04-03-2008, 11:47 PM
When Roddick wins 6/8 2nd serve points you know Fed is slumping indeed

return pts won

Fed 6
Roddick 10

scarecrows
04-03-2008, 11:49 PM
oh mang, he's gonna lose to duck, that would be the seal that he's done

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:49 PM
Whoever wins this TB wins the second set and the match I think.

Corey Feldman
04-03-2008, 11:50 PM
mini break

set over

Vyomsky
04-03-2008, 11:50 PM
Minibreak for Roddick! I don't feel good about this match for Fed.

Vyomsky
04-03-2008, 11:51 PM
Mini-break back. On serve

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:51 PM
Federer misfiring.

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:51 PM
Monster FH by Roddick.

scarecrows
04-03-2008, 11:51 PM
fantastic

scarecrows
04-03-2008, 11:52 PM
4-1

Vyomsky
04-03-2008, 11:52 PM
Fed is losing points on serve in tiebreaks. Cannot get any lower than this.

Vyomsky
04-03-2008, 11:53 PM
This is crazy. Two big servers not holding their serve in tiebreaks.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:53 PM
Roddick gives them back :spit:

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:53 PM
Very nice touch from Federer there.

tennizen
04-03-2008, 11:53 PM
Roddick:yeah::lol:

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:54 PM
Roddick giving Federer moonballs and Roger makes the UE. That's 0 for 4 serve points this TB.

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:54 PM
Roddick has his chance, two good serves will win him the set.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:55 PM
Two serves win him the set.

Vyomsky
04-03-2008, 11:55 PM
First point Fed held on serve!

stebs
04-03-2008, 11:55 PM
There's the set. I think Roddick takes this now.

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 11:56 PM
Good luck with the exam :hug:

See ya Aimee, Good luck with the exam :cool:

Good luck Aimee with all the headcases in MTF I'm sure you've had plenty of practice for your exams :rocker2:

Go rock the exam like we rock TT Miami :rocker:

But Andy? :unsure: I think I am cheering for Federer tonight :tape:



edit: bye and good luck, Aimee :hug:
Thanks guys :hug: I think I did pretty good :rocker2:


OMFG what just happened :spit: :sobbing:

scarecrows
04-03-2008, 11:56 PM
enjoy your retirement Roger

Vyomsky
04-03-2008, 11:56 PM
Over. Roddick wins this. 15-2

rocketassist
04-03-2008, 11:56 PM
Roddick looks well up for it.

Roddick-Nadal final?

tennizen
04-03-2008, 11:56 PM
Come on Fed. Win the next 2

Break Roddick in the first game now

Vyomsky
04-03-2008, 11:57 PM
Come on Fed. Win the next 2

Fed won one point on serve in tiebreak. Cannot see him turning this around.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:58 PM
Hmm.

GM will be a NIGHTMARE if Andy wins this.

Corey Feldman
04-03-2008, 11:58 PM
Least he wont be getting slapped around in the final from Nadal this year

but dunno how he plans to win any titles this year, his game has disintigrated

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:58 PM
Roddick looks well up for it.

Roddick-Nadal final?

Rafa won't get past Berdych :( I still say Fed-Berdych.

jeahhh!
04-03-2008, 11:58 PM
Hmm.

GM will be a NIGHTMARE if Andy wins this.

MTF will crash no doubt

tennizen
04-03-2008, 11:59 PM
Fed won one point on serve in tiebreak. Cannot see him turning this around.

He had to lose a tiebreak against Roddick some day. I think he can still win.

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:59 PM
Fed passed by Roddick at the net. Embarrassing :o

Vyomsky
04-03-2008, 11:59 PM
Hmm.

GM will be a NIGHTMARE if Andy wins this.

I think listening to American commentators after this match will be a bigger pain.

Marek.
04-03-2008, 11:59 PM
Fed passed by Roddick at the net. Embarrassing :o

It was a great pass. :shrug:

l_mac
04-03-2008, 11:59 PM
Andy is going to moonball Fed to death.

Vyomsky
04-04-2008, 12:00 AM
He had to lose a tiebreak against Roddick some day. I think he can still win.

Dream on.:)

stebs
04-04-2008, 12:01 AM
Federer isn't hitting the ball badly. Just poor movement and Roddick is a good player despite what many people may say.

Marek.
04-04-2008, 12:02 AM
Federer isn't hitting the ball badly. Just poor movement and Roddick is a good player despite what many people may say.

Yeah, he's been exposing Fed's poor defense on the FH pretty well so far.

elessar
04-04-2008, 12:03 AM
I'm gonna start looking for a Canas avy :lol:

Johnny Groove
04-04-2008, 12:03 AM
The Stob is pure class.

The Stob is pure shit.

As for the match, good quality from both. With Federer's movement hampered, he and Roddick are now about even in that department

rocketassist
04-04-2008, 12:03 AM
Fed breaks here.

stebs
04-04-2008, 12:04 AM
Alright. I am intruiged here but not enough to stay awake. Goodnight all and hope you enjoy the rest of the match. Roddick to take it 7-6 6-4. ;)

P.S - If Federer is to lose to Roddick maybe that signifies the end of his dominance. Roger Federer (Canada 2003 - Miami 2008). :lol: