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The Road to Roland Garros Thread

Jelena_78
04-12-2010, 06:20 PM
Clay season has started, let's hope Misha will do well! :)

We start from Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters

Misha's half of the draw:

[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) bye
Florent Serra (FRA) - Stephane Robert (FRA)
Ernests Gulbis (LAT) - Marco Chiudinelli (SUI)
Victor Hanescu (ROU) - [13] Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)

[12] Tommy Robredo (ESP) - Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
Viktor Troicki (SRB) - Lukasz Kubot (POL)
David Nalbandian (ARG) - Andreas Beck (GER)
[7] Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) bye

[4] Marin Cilic (CRO) bye
Igor Andreev (RUS) - [WC] Simone Bolelli (ITA)
Olivier Rochus (BEL) - Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Albert Montanes (ESP) - [16] Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)

[10] Tomas Berdych (CZE) - Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Qualifier - [WC] Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Julien Benneteau (FRA) - Qualifier
[6] Fernando Verdasco (ESP) bye

Misha plays 2nd round vs Nalbandian who beat A.Beck 6-3, 6-1.

My brother is heading to MC tomorrow with his wife and friends, they have tickets for QF and SF, he also hopes Misha will reach that stage :)

Not an easy draw :unsure: but let's hope for the best! :)

Davai Misha! :clap2:

Good luck!

tedlesurfeur
04-12-2010, 06:54 PM
Wow, Jelena, you remembered what we had decided about the threads !!! wow that's cool !! Thanks for opening it by the way.

First match against Nalbandian... :eek: I'm so sad they play so early.. but I'm confident the winner can reach the semis :wavey: because unfortunately Novak is not in his best form.

ellen_
04-13-2010, 05:49 PM
Tomorrow 4rd match from 10h30 local on, at Court des Princes :) Davai Misha!

SveD
04-13-2010, 06:14 PM
Today

Doubles - First Round

J Melzer (AUT) / M Youzhny (RUS) d M Cilic (CRO) / C Kas (GER) 64 76(8)

:)

muniu
04-14-2010, 04:19 PM
I can't believe how lucky Misha is :lol: 6-4 :rocker2:

tedlesurfeur
04-14-2010, 04:58 PM
Yes, Misha's fighting spirit vanquished Davis at the end of the first set.. now the second's a totally different story...

This is going to turn out into a three set classic. I love the points. So tactical, such nice games to watch...

tedlesurfeur
04-14-2010, 06:15 PM
and the night is falling and they're still playing...

FINAL SET TIE BREAK !!!

what a match !! some incredible points towards the very end.

muniu
04-14-2010, 06:43 PM
After that fabulous rally, which gave Misha a bp I shouted C'mone so loud that my roommate thought something was wrong with me :lol: anyway I'm still pissed off that He couldn't serve it out...

tedlesurfeur
04-14-2010, 07:01 PM
Yes, I'm a bit sad as well.

Jelena_78
04-15-2010, 07:12 PM
Misha and Melzer lost to Nestor/Zimonjic 3-6, 6-7(1)

Good luck in Rome! :)

SveD
04-15-2010, 09:18 PM
Micha :sad:
:hug:

Swannita
04-18-2010, 10:13 PM
that was a very funny match!!!

Jelena_78
04-27-2010, 04:21 PM
Misha lost to Hewitt 4-6, 6-4, 3-6 :sad:

tedlesurfeur
04-27-2010, 04:23 PM
I won't comment on this, I'm too pissed off :lol: I'm just frustrated at Misha's bad luck in draws... Nalbandian in MC and Hewitt in Rome, while other seeds play some obscure unknown players for their first match... :sobbing: so unfair

rkellymacon
04-27-2010, 07:53 PM
Bad luck Youzhny, but keep trying and just focus on Paris and getting some wins on clay in the next few weeks!

muniu
05-03-2010, 11:54 AM
speaking of wins :scared:
Misha leads 61 33, davai

muniu
05-03-2010, 12:10 PM
61 64 over Chardy, 59:00 :eek: , seems like a very good match, alors on danse :music:

Gêmeos
05-03-2010, 01:45 PM
nice win,GL.hope u will do better

tedlesurfeur
05-03-2010, 05:42 PM
61 64 over Chardy, 59:00 :eek: , seems like a very good match, alors on danse :music:

Wow, you're back :lol: ok, on danse :dance:

Mlad
05-03-2010, 08:29 PM
Beck next...then becker

tedlesurfeur
05-03-2010, 09:16 PM
facile !!! c'est dans la poche !!

Gêmeos
05-04-2010, 06:37 AM
Come on~Youzi.Win a title again:D

Gêmeos
05-05-2010, 03:06 PM
Youzhny vs Beck,now starts

Gêmeos
05-05-2010, 03:09 PM
Live stream available on Bet365

Gêmeos
05-05-2010, 03:38 PM
:osuspended again due to rain

tedlesurfeur
05-05-2010, 06:11 PM
a 63 63 win :yeah: not much to say, I've the second half of the first set and the whole second set. Misha was above Beck in every department of the game. Had some nice DTL backhands. :D

Mlad
05-05-2010, 07:07 PM
1st Serve % : 87 % . I don't believe it :worship:
He will face Hajek next, who crushed Becker 64 60 :eek:
Misha already beat him this year, at the AO

muniu
05-06-2010, 11:46 AM
Hajek shouldn't be a problem :shrug: Good luck Misha :rocker2:

muniu
05-06-2010, 11:47 AM
Wow, you're back :lol: ok, on danse :dance:


where have I been :eek:

!!

tedlesurfeur
05-06-2010, 06:20 PM
where have I been :eek:

!!

Dunno, but you hadn't been here for a quite a while :devil:

!!

Gêmeos
05-07-2010, 09:24 AM
:)Will meet Hajek in the third round.The match will start at 11:30 am local time on the center court.:devil:Come on man!~

Mlad
05-07-2010, 12:48 PM
Misha won 61 63

muniu
05-07-2010, 03:47 PM
:woohoo:

Mlad
05-07-2010, 04:59 PM
Petzchner for a place into the final

tedlesurfeur
05-07-2010, 09:49 PM
Petzchner for a place into the final

Davai Davai Davai

tedlesurfeur
05-08-2010, 09:17 AM
little update:

Youzhny leads 1-0 against Petzschner, they had met in David Cup, Misha had won 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-3...
If Misha goes into Munich's final :
He leads 3-2 against Baghdatis.
He leads 3-0 against Cilic.
So, Misha is supposed to win this tournament now :devil:

muniu
05-08-2010, 12:22 PM
little update:

Youzhny leads 1-0 against Petzschner, they had met in David Cup, Misha had won 6-4 6-4 3-6 6-3...
If Misha goes into Munich's final :
He leads 3-2 against Baghdatis.
He leads 3-0 against Cilic.
So, Misha is supposed to win this tournament now :devil:


jinx :bigcry:

Gêmeos
05-08-2010, 12:39 PM
Petzchner plays very well this week,this will be a tough match,but Youzhny will win

tedlesurfeur
05-08-2010, 01:03 PM
jinx :bigcry:

you were saying something?

B.C.H.
05-08-2010, 02:11 PM
Misha won 7:5 7:6:woohoo:

Gêmeos
05-08-2010, 02:17 PM
Youz wins 7-5 7-6~~!
http://clip2net.com/clip/m43795/1273324533-e5e68-60kb.jpg

tedlesurfeur
05-08-2010, 06:02 PM
Muniu can go hide now :devil:

Gêmeos
05-09-2010, 07:51 AM
:bounce:Misha Misha,you have won Cilic for three times,I really look forward to the fourth time :devil:Come on,win the title please:D

tedlesurfeur
05-09-2010, 03:27 PM
Misha had a set point at 52, and then a hundred of those at 53... had he lost that service game, things would have looked bad. He eventually managed to close the set 63, Cilic was not giving it easily...
He served really well during this first set, save when he had to close it out.

Gêmeos
05-09-2010, 04:15 PM
:bounce::bounce:Come on man!Make it please!

ellen_
05-09-2010, 06:01 PM
Three time's a charm :lol: Well done, Misha! :bounce:

NicolasKiefer44
05-09-2010, 06:14 PM
Where can we find a video of the trophy presentation? The feeds all end as soon as the match is over.
Misha's intensity carried him through today. :)

tedlesurfeur
05-09-2010, 07:07 PM
Three time's a charm :lol: Well done, Misha! :bounce:

Thank god. I would have been depressed otherwise :lol:

Where can we find a video of the trophy presentation? The feeds all end as soon as the match is over.
Misha's intensity carried him through today. :)

We'll look into that. Mishafans in action !!! let's find the trophy presentation video !!!

Jelena_78
05-10-2010, 12:34 PM
Congratulations Misha!!! :D

:aparty: :banana: :clap2:

SveD
05-10-2010, 03:07 PM
HURRAH !!!!!!!!!!:bigclap:
Misha clever !!!!!!!! This brought joy !!!))
Victory Day May 9 scored a success! :hug::worship:

Finally won in Munich. I remember last year's finale and how it all came together very well remember that game, and this time very happy that Mischa coped won!

Well done Misha! I congratulate him on his victory and the title and all those who helped him!
With six titles Misha! :woohoo::rocker2:

Thanks Misha!:hug:

Gêmeos
05-10-2010, 04:09 PM
Misha you finally won the title!:DCome on in Madrid!:devil:

Topspin2
05-10-2010, 05:22 PM
Great win Misha! :)

Mlad
05-10-2010, 09:12 PM
Congrats Misha ! good luck in Madrid and RG

NicolasKiefer44
05-11-2010, 12:04 AM
No dice yet on finding the trophy presentation. I am hunting.

tedlesurfeur
05-11-2010, 07:36 AM
No dice yet on finding the trophy presentation. I am hunting.

Mike, go there : http://www.bmwopen.de/turnierinfos/bmw-open-tv/index.html

and click the second video < Im dritten Anlauf gewinnt Mikhail Youzhny die BMW Open >

(it means : For his third attempt, Mikhail Youzhny win the BMW Open)

You will get to a little bit of the ceremony, with Misha playing around with the bottle of champagne and driving the BMW a little.

:wavey:

Tedlesurfeur

Gêmeos
05-11-2010, 12:15 PM
Mike, go there : http://www.bmwopen.de/turnierinfos/bmw-open-tv/index.html

and click the second video < Im dritten Anlauf gewinnt Mikhail Youzhny die BMW Open >

(it means : For his third attempt, Mikhail Youzhny win the BMW Open)

You will get to a little bit of the ceremony, with Misha playing around with the bottle of champagne and driving the BMW a little.

:wavey:

Tedlesurfeur

Thanks for sharing:hug:

rkellymacon
05-12-2010, 12:06 AM
Good job today Misha on the comeback win in Madrid

Gêmeos
05-12-2010, 06:59 AM
Misha will meet Gulbis in the 2nd round..It will be a very very tough match...:sad:GL Misha

ellen_
05-12-2010, 01:03 PM
Tough one for me, but good luck to Misha :)

tedlesurfeur
05-12-2010, 01:55 PM
this is a tough affair so far... no breaks of serve 65

Gêmeos
05-12-2010, 02:55 PM
:oMisha lost 6-7 4-6

tedlesurfeur
05-12-2010, 04:30 PM
:o Misha lost 6-7 4-6

A very noble scoreline considering he was tired from last week and especially from yesterday's three setter. You could see Misha's game was bothering Gulbis. Had Misha been in better form, who knows what could have happened :worship:

I like Gulbis, so I'll cheer for him now. :wavey:

Gêmeos
05-13-2010, 04:58 AM
A very noble scoreline considering he was tired from last week and especially from yesterday's three setter. You could see Misha's game was bothering Gulbis. Had Misha been in better form, who knows what could have happened :worship:

I like Gulbis, so I'll cheer for him now. :wavey:

:hug:Yeah,he is a little too tired.He needs rest and then do well in RG.:worship:Come on GL my Misha:devil:

NicolasKiefer44
05-14-2010, 12:42 AM
Thanks for the videos - I enjoyed them. Misha looks cool in his BMW.

Patrik Kuhnen...I remember him. I always rooted for him.

Misha is lifting weights. :) His arms are getting bigger. He looks awesome. :)

He lost to Gulbis due to fatigue. I thought he looked not so sharp moving around the court. Roger and Misha played the day before, and Roger did not have to play the next day, but Misha did.

tedlesurfeur
05-24-2010, 11:52 AM
I see no one posted Misha's score :

Youzhny dismissed Pole Michal Przysiezny 6-1, 6-0, 6-4. The Russian No. 11 seed struck 26 winners to just 11 unforced errors and was potent on his break point opportunities, converting seven of 11 chances to prevail in 96 minutes. World No. 13 Youzhny has now won seven of his past eight five-set matches.

Davai Davai Davai :rocker2:

NicolasKiefer44
05-25-2010, 12:33 AM
The backhand was pure venom. :) A frightening piece of art.

Mlad
05-26-2010, 11:42 AM
MIsha lost the first set 6-7 (8)

Mlad
05-26-2010, 12:44 PM
2-1 up

tedlesurfeur
05-26-2010, 01:12 PM
5-1 in the 4th... He could close it out now or serve it out in the next game...

OH NO !! it's raining !! :(

Jelena_78
05-26-2010, 01:15 PM
Hi :wavey:

Play suspended :rain:

Oh, we don't have a new thread? This is 'the road to' :lol:
Should I rename it?:D

edit: they continue :)

Davai!

ellen_
05-26-2010, 01:25 PM
He won! :bounce:

Jelena_78
05-26-2010, 01:29 PM
:dance:

tedlesurfeur
05-26-2010, 02:47 PM
nicely done :angel:

ellen_
05-28-2010, 06:04 PM
Misha got moved to court 6. Playing right now!

Can't find a working livestream btw, so if anyone can help... That'd be great :)

Edit: Found one, never mind.

ellen_
05-28-2010, 06:32 PM
Damn this is sad to watch :tape: Come on, Misha, use the energy of all the frustrations to fight!

tedlesurfeur
05-28-2010, 06:52 PM
better in the second.

ellen_
05-29-2010, 11:31 AM
Time for the sequal :) Hopefully he doesn't start like yesterday :lol: Davai Misha, finish him off!

And he did it! :banana:

tedlesurfeur
05-29-2010, 12:40 PM
Now, it's time to get the Australian Open 2008 revenge !!!! :devil:

Mlad
05-29-2010, 02:52 PM
Now, it's time to get the Australian Open 2008 revenge !!!! :devil:

it's time to kick out the last frenchie :devil::devil:

tedlesurfeur
05-29-2010, 03:01 PM
it's time to kick out the last frenchie :devil::devil:

Davai Davai Davai :devil:

Mlad, we're good example of people who don't care about nationalities... I don't root for any French player in this Roland Garros :lol: They're on the way. I want Misha to reach the QFs.

NicolasKiefer44
05-29-2010, 03:37 PM
it's time to kick out the last frenchie :devil::devil:

Ha I love it.

Davai Davai Davai :devil:

Mlad, we're good example of people who don't care about nationalities... I don't root for any French player in this Roland Garros :lol: They're on the way. I want Misha to reach the QFs.

Misha has gained valuable ranking points in comparison to last year. That is fantastic as I am hoping he can make a jump to the top ten this year. :yeah:

I don't root for Americans at the US Open. The last male I did was for Jim Courier.

I think Misha has a shot at the semis, which would be a thrill, but the 4th round is all to focus on first.
Davai!

ellen_
05-30-2010, 05:31 PM
Quicker than expected and not how it should be, but I'll take it :p Quarterfinals, baby! Now put your feet up while Murray and Berdych fight it out, Misha :cool:

tedlesurfeur
05-30-2010, 05:34 PM
Misha won !!!! 62 ret.
I think he was going to win anyway... Tsonga was so out of form, and his leg was already bothering him in the previous rounds. He was making faces a lot... I knew this was brewing.

So a lot of points !!! a lot of confidence !!! He's in the last 8 !!!

and I'll see him on TUESDAY !!!! :rocker2:

NicolasKiefer44
05-30-2010, 06:20 PM
What does it take to get an interview up on the RG site by Misha? Amazing how they can't load his. :(

ellen_
05-30-2010, 08:47 PM
Tomas Berdych in the quarters...

tedlesurfeur
05-31-2010, 04:49 PM
Tomas Berdych in the quarters...

Time for Munich 09 revenge.

NicolasKiefer44
06-01-2010, 12:51 AM
Time for a final four. :)

Jelena_78
06-01-2010, 09:32 AM
Time for Munich 09 revenge.

Time for a final four. :)

:rocker2:

Davai!!!

Good luck Misha!

NicolasKiefer44
06-01-2010, 04:18 PM
Misha is down a break to Berdych. Misha has missed an important forehand and its 5-3 Berdych. :( DAVAI !

NicolasKiefer44
06-01-2010, 04:42 PM
Rain delay. Misha is down a set. I feel that the rain delay will only help him. He made some errors and Berdych was hitting some strong forehands. Misha was slicing backhands and I wanted him to get aggressive down the line with his backhand. Hopefully he can regroup during the delay. :)
We are with you Misha!

NicolasKiefer44
06-01-2010, 06:11 PM
Misha is down 6-3, 6-1 so far. He just took a bathroom break. He needs to change the pace of the match. Berdych is hitting out so much. Misha needs to use his variety and change the pace. Berdych is loving this one dimensional power hitting.
I still have hope!

NicolasKiefer44
06-01-2010, 06:15 PM
Youz opens the third with a hold and flash of fire in his eyes!

Ted I am looking for you to wave at me when they flash the crowd. Where are you?

ellen_
06-01-2010, 06:25 PM
This isn't going very well :sad:

NicolasKiefer44
06-01-2010, 06:28 PM
You must be enjoying the rain, Ted. :)

Misha is down a break in the 3rd. :( He can't seem to change the match pace. His drop shot isn't on today.

NicolasKiefer44
06-01-2010, 06:29 PM
This isn't going very well :sad:

Hi Ellen. I'm Mike. I am still holding out some hope.

NicolasKiefer44
06-01-2010, 06:51 PM
Misha lost but what a great placement in a QF for his ranking. Onto Wimbledon and hopefully some more QF action.

Misha looked exasperated and was quickly off the court. I hope RG puts up his press conference.

Misha :smooch: :hug:

ellen_
06-01-2010, 07:03 PM
Hi Ellen. I'm Mike. I am still holding out some hope.

Hey Mike :) I know he did great, considering his fight against Troicki and all - but I can't help being sad :awww: He seemed to be uninspired against a Berdych-on-fire today, I also like to hear his press conference.

Ted was there? Hope he still enjoyed his day, apart from the result and the weather :hug:

tedlesurfeur
06-01-2010, 09:21 PM
Youz opens the third with a hold and flash of fire in his eyes!

Ted I am looking for you to wave at me when they flash the crowd. Where are you?

Hey Mike :) I know he did great, considering his fight against Troicki and all - but I can't help being sad :awww: He seemed to be uninspired against a Berdych-on-fire today, I also like to hear his press conference.

Ted was there? Hope he still enjoyed his day, apart from the result and the weather :hug:

Yeah. I think you've heard me. I mean, you have to. Because there were some fake mishafans and they shouted a "allez Youzzzzzny" and I was the only one who shouted "Davai Misha" (twice, in a complete silence, everyone heard me, and people turned around to look at me LOL). I also shouted a triple davai. No need to say my friend next to me was completely ashamed LOL.

My say? Well, he was the ghost of himself. We all know Misha is a slow starter, but today, he's never gotten into it. You could tell by the way he moved. Was it the cold? Was it something else? I do not know that. What I know is that it's probably one of the worst matches he's played this year so far.

Berdych was good, I have to give him credits for playing some wonderful shots and tennis... However, it wasn't much of a fight, as Misha wasn't himself. I've rarely seen Misha produce so many unforced errors. The first serve wasn't good either. His backhand slice found the net too often. I guess it's a match to forget.

The positive thing is that he reached the QFs, indeed. He's holding the place we've been giving him for months now : top 8 guy. If the race ranking was still on, I guess he'd probably be a top 10 guy for sure. If he keeps reaching QFs, Finals or winning titles, he'll get there anyway. We still have a few more months before he begins to defend his season-ending points.

NicolasKiefer44
06-01-2010, 09:45 PM
It's awesome you got to support him. I would have shouted encouragement too. :) Most players love that. At least the ones I have spoken to.

ellen_
06-01-2010, 09:51 PM
You gotta have the guts to yell when it's silent though :p I did it last year for Ernest at CC in Wimbledon when he played Murray, and at RG this year when he played Benneteau - and some people wanted to shoot me with their eyes :lol:

Jelena_78
06-02-2010, 09:16 AM
Misha :hug:

Yeah. I think you've heard me. I mean, you have to. Because there were some fake mishafans and they shouted a "allez Youzzzzzny" and I was the only one who shouted "Davai Misha" (twice, in a complete silence, everyone heard me, and people turned around to look at me LOL). I also shouted a triple davai. No need to say my friend next to me was completely ashamed LOL.

If I were there, I would have shouted "Davai Misha" too :D
Maybe next year :)

:wavey:

tedlesurfeur
04-10-2011, 07:29 AM
What is Misha's next tournament?