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The Other Swiss Players Thread

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TennisHack
09-18-2002, 01:21 AM
Hey, guys--

I just scanned the chat thread (hmm, they seem to be popping up everywhere ;)) to make sure I wouldn't be duplicating the idea here, but I thought it'd be nice to have a thread somewhere for all of the Swiss players. And what better place than to steal a corner of Rogi's forum? I hope you don't mind :o

I like Roger, but I like Michel Kratochvil more . . . I mean, not that you could tell from any of the other threads I've posted in, LOL ;) And I don't know much about the other boys (and girls) who play under the Swiss flag.

I'm looking forward to the reports from DC and Basel on all the boys :) Thanks for volunteering, guys! :)

Doris Loeffel
09-18-2002, 07:32 AM
HI TH

Well you're welcome to open your swiss topic in here ;).

So you like to know more about our siwss guys.
Well you know Michel so I don't have to tell you anything about him. You even might know more than I do anyways.

Interresting thing about George Bastel is that he's actually born in the US. Marc Rosset (not really my fave.) still surprises me. Ivo Heuberger needs that one big win for his breakthrough and he's got to look after his shoulder who's bothering him every now and then.

Yves Allegro trains in Germany. His best results he had on grass. (Rosmalen that is.)

I believe also Marco Chiudinelli (he played in Toronto this year - with Roger he was also in the hockey team - he beat Cederic Piolin at the qualies for the US Open but lost in the next round.) trains outside of Switzerland as there aren't many good training centers around here. Only one that comes to mind is the one in Magglingen clouse to Biel. (Yes that's where Roger used to train and sometimes still uses the site when he's in Switzerland.)

Roman Valent hasn't made the step to the big ones yet after he won Wimby as a junior last year. Guess it takes him longer to get back after he had to deal with the "Pfeifferschedrüsenfieber".

When I'm not mistaken Stephan Bohli is training in a center in Paris. Haven't got a clue what Michael Lammer is up to.

Sorry not really much of good info from me.

but still enough for a huge

HOOOOPPPPP SCHWIIIIIZZZZZ!! ;)

Mrs. B
09-18-2002, 07:41 AM
Hackie,

Brilliant idea to start one here, quite appropriate really, 'cuz Rogi's a good friend to all the Swiss players. What with the DC happening this weekend in Morocco, we will surely have a lot of things to write about here...

So now i should start stalking Krati here in Bern or at his parent's tennis center and get an autograph or interview for you or something? ;) j/k

and as we are talking about the other Swiss players, the Swiss football boyz would be in this category too. ;) They kicked ass last night in their match against Moscow Spartak. This is Rogi's home team, the FC Basel. But it's a great pleasure to all the Swiss.

Mrs. B
09-18-2002, 08:52 AM
FC BASEL OVERPOWER MOSCOW SPARTAK

Hakan Yakin’s goal in the 50th minute put FC Basel on the path to victory in Basel’s debut in the Champions League group stage.

Five minutes later, Julio Hernan Rossi dribbled around the Spartak defence to get a clear shot past 'keeper Alexander Cherchesov.

With the Muscovites missing their injured captain, Yegor Titov, Basel dominated much of the match and had a number of near misses.

First scare

Rossi gave Spartak its first scare in the 15th minute with a header that went into the net past Cherchesov, but the Argentine player was ruled offside.

In the 23rd minute, Murat Yakin headed against the post from a corner. Thirty seconds later his younger brother, Hakan, had his first opportunity, heading the ball just wide of the goal.

Hakan was also on target with a bicycle kick in the 43rd minute, but Cherchesov caught it. And Rossi narrowly missed with a header that bounced off the crossbar in the 70th minute.

Spartak were also forced to cope with the news that Titov faces between one and four months more on the sidelines with a renewed injury to his knee.

Unhappy history

The Russian team have an unhappy history away from home in the Champions League and this was their eighth successive away defeat in the competition.

Last season the Russians were eliminated in the first round of the competition, finishing behind Bayern Munich, Sparta Prague and Feyenoord.

Shock win over Celtic

Basel made sure of their place in the Champions League opening round after shocking Scottish champions Celtic in the qualifiers.

The team came back from a 3-1 deficit after the first leg in Glasgow, to win the second leg 2-0 in Basel.

Entry into the Champions League is likely to give a welcome boost to the FC Basel coffers, which have been hard-stretched in particular by the building of the club’s new stadium.

The Swiss side could earn up to SFr10 million ($6.7 million) – even if they lose all their games – thanks to contributions from the competition organiser, UEFA, along with money from the Champion’s League marketing pool and ticket sales.

If the club continues to upset some of Europe’ biggest sporting names, the financial rewards could be even greater.

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 12:26 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
So now i should start stalking Krati here in Bern or at his parent's tennis center and get an autograph or interview for you or something? ;) j/k

LOL, no, you don't have to go through all that trouble. The fact that I don't see him or hear about him much adds to my admiration of him ;)

But, if you want to, far be it from me to stop you :D

Doris, thanks for the info. I've only even heard of the guys playing for the DC team that you mentioned, nothing about juniors. So you did have some good info :) When Bastl defeated Sampras at Wimbly, we learned his life story more or less. "Breakfast with Jim Courier" was awkward but interesting.

Doris Loeffel
09-18-2002, 12:53 PM
At least you got to see that!! We've never seen it here :(

RogiFan
09-18-2002, 01:59 PM
:)

Welcome TH!

I'm a diehard Rogi fan as you can see -- you can check out my images from TMS Toronto this summer -- there's one of Rogi w Chiudinelli at the hockey game -- so much fun to watch them having fun! [images in Mad... thread]

Also, thanks to Doris for Swiss info -- I have the SMASH mag stuff on the Juniors but it's in GERMAN! [Doris and Mrs. B. are kind enough to indulge me for translations of Swiss articles.]

Thanks to Mrs. B. for FC Basel report!! [my Spanish teams Real Madrid (Juanqui's team) and Valencia (dear to my heart as it's the place where Juanqui is from and where I lived/studied) also won!]

Yep, here we can all cheer for and support the SWISS BOYS!

See you around the boards! :)

RogiFan
09-18-2002, 02:03 PM
:p

I'm back...

In fact, here's the pic of Rogi w Chiudinelli for you:

Doris Loeffel
09-18-2002, 03:23 PM
RF have you seen the Chiudinelli pic in the Smash mag?? Looks pretty good ei ?

RogiFan
09-18-2002, 03:30 PM
:confused:

Which issue of Smash, Doris? I saw a small pic of him and thought, hmm... he'll give Rogi a run for his money in the "hot" stakes!

Daniel
09-18-2002, 03:32 PM
:D :D :D :D

Doris Loeffel
09-18-2002, 03:36 PM
not sure if it was the last one or the one before actually I believe there were pics of him in both issues ;-)

To bad I haven't a scanner....

Doris Loeffel
09-18-2002, 03:45 PM
BTW nice to see you around here Daniel. Welcome and have fun.

Mrs. B
09-18-2002, 03:45 PM
ohhh, do get one Doris, then we'll see loads of Swiss pics here, for sure! ;)

Doris Loeffel
09-18-2002, 03:50 PM
hmmmm maybe I can convince my boss to get one hehehe

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Doris Loeffel
At least you got to see that!! We've never seen it here :(

It was so funny, in that "funny awkward" way. I mean, basically, Jim went over and had a muffin with George, who told him about his plumbing problems. Then he kicked Jim out :D

I think I taped it, so when I get a chance I'll put up a transcript.

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 04:12 PM
Pictures . . . yummy :drool:

Thanks for the picture RogiFan, I saw it originally in the chat thread. :) I'm not much for long hair myself, but whatever floats your boat ;)

RogiFan
09-18-2002, 06:42 PM
:drool: :hearts: :kiss: :lick:

Oh yeah, baby, does he ever...!!:drool: I love his cool look, long hair, gorgeous dark eyes, strong shoulders, beautiful chest, nice legs, shall I continue...?:drool:

Mrs. B
09-18-2002, 10:06 PM
...shall i compare thee to a summer's day? ;)

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 11:13 PM
:wavey: Hey, guys, just thought I'd throw up some pictures :)

A funny picture of George Bastl

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 11:14 PM
Michel :)

RogiFan
09-18-2002, 11:57 PM
;)


GO, ROGI and GEORGE in doubles!

Here's a small one of George from USO dbles w Rogi:

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-19-2002, 01:37 AM
I love Bastl!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. B
09-19-2002, 09:18 AM
He's a cutie, kinda reminds me of Brad Pitt...;)

RogiFan
09-19-2002, 06:14 PM
:)

Hi all!

DC news: PL is in Morocco now -- his daughter is OK under the circumstances. The morale is GOOD! They are motivated, they want to make the world group, they want to win for PC! They had a football match the other day -- in good spirits!! They're wearing RED for Switzerland!!

Photo:

RogiFan
09-19-2002, 06:18 PM
;)

More news:

Fri singles:

Younes El Aynaoui vs. Michel Kratochvil
Hicham Arazi vs. Roger Federer

Sat doubles:

Karim Alami / Mounir El Aarej vs. Roger Federer / George Bastl

Sun reverse singles:

Younes El Aynaoui vs. Roger Federer
Hicham Arazi vs. Michel Kratochvil

Rogi in red:

ILR
09-19-2002, 06:18 PM
Cool photo RF

and Valencia (dear to my heart as it's the place where Juanqui is from and where I lived/studied) also won!]

could you erm,plz mention this a little less,it is a rather sore point ;)

im jokin RF if it was the other way round,Id be bragging like hell ;)

RogiFan
09-19-2002, 06:31 PM
ILR

Oops, sorry about that!! What was your question in another thread? You didn't understand sthm in my list?? Was it re: BEACH BOY??? Rogi loves the beach -- Miami, Sydney, Durban, Maldives (more secluded and private for Rogi and his love) you name it, he loves it! He likes to relax in the warm water and the sand... and we'd love to watch him relax...

you have to check out a Swiss mag called

SPORTMAGAZIN

check the 05/02 may 2002 issue online -- there s/be a cover photo of him running along some (Miami?) beach -- looking mighty hot! it's all in Deutsch though

let me know if you can't find it.

He's a doll!

ILR
09-19-2002, 06:32 PM
no not the beach boy bit,the foreign bit!Ill try and find it

ILR
09-19-2002, 06:34 PM
this bit:

Estoy loca o que?! Ja!

RogiFan
09-19-2002, 06:37 PM
:confused:
DUH!
I just got it!
too many posts, so little time

too many hot guys, so little time...

That Spanish means Am I crazy or what?

The German is YES! [Ja!]

ILR
09-19-2002, 06:40 PM
O rite thanx.I knew the german bit coz I do it at school.I didnt know the spanish tho. :)

RogiFan
09-19-2002, 06:41 PM
:)

Did you find it? Inside Rogi did a spot of modelling!

Here's the tiny cover:

RogiFan
09-19-2002, 08:32 PM
;)

Hey, I just saw the TSR Swiss news and they mentioned DC! They showed ROGI practising and he spoke French :drool:
He was saying that they want to really make a go and play for PC and he's still sad:( when he thinks about him, which is often. He's looking GOOD! Also, I noticed his practice shorts seem just a little SHORTER -- good one, Rogi!

Mrs. B
09-19-2002, 08:41 PM
Whooaah, RogiFan!

You know about Rogi and his routine more than the Swiss people here. Unglaublich! But then your name's not RogiFan for nothin'.

You get TSR Swiss News in TO.? Cool.

I'm looking forward to their matches...ALLEZ, SUISSE!!!!

Lily
09-19-2002, 09:45 PM
Well, I've been jealous of just about everyone here so now its time for me to be jealous of Rogifan. ;) wow, RF, your just a great source of info! :D

I wish we could trade DC ties this weekend. oh, how a girl can dream........:)

did any of you ever read that interview w/Rogi where they asked him if hes ever surfed? he did say no. I have to find that.

RogiFan
09-20-2002, 02:54 AM
:) :D ;) :cool: :bounce:

OK, NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE SWISS GUYS TO KICK ASS IN CASABLANCA!!

HOPP, HOPP! ALLEZ! VAMOS! Let's GO!!

Hope they wear red!red

Mrs. B., Doris! Keep us informed!!

Doris Loeffel
09-20-2002, 11:46 AM
Live scores can be found here:

http://www.daviscup.com/dcr1/jresults100003016.shtm

Goooo Michel gooooo!!!

Right nov YEA vs MK 4:5 30:30

RogiFan
09-20-2002, 12:26 PM
:)

Hi Doris!

In between watching DC today, pls look at my post re: Kalendar in Mad... thread. Thanks!

and... HOPP, Schweiz!!!

Doris Loeffel
09-20-2002, 01:08 PM
Hmmm RogiFan
I'm not sure what you're problem is as on my site there's an english translation even to order the callendar....

Doris Loeffel
09-20-2002, 01:09 PM
Darn Michel lost :sad:

RogiFan
09-20-2002, 01:11 PM
:(

He did? Too bad!! Now it's up to ROGI again!! HOPP!

Doris: will check the Eng site once more for the ordering info. Danke!

Mrs. B
09-20-2002, 01:23 PM
Awww. Krati lost in straight sets. 5-7, 2-6, 2-6. :(

C'mon, Roger. We need some redemption...!!!!

RogiFan
09-20-2002, 01:41 PM
:bounce: :)

Hi Mrs. B.!

Come on, Rogi!!

Are you watching it live???

Doris: I finally found it. E-mailed re: delivery costs, etc. Check out blick for articles, also mytennis.ch.

Mrs. B
09-20-2002, 02:07 PM
Rogi won the first set 6-3.

He's wearing a white shirt with sky blue shorts, and his white headband. Looks very cool under the Moroccan sun. Marc Rosset is on the captain's bench but PL is directly behind with the other Swiss players and cheering him on...:)

TennisHack
09-20-2002, 02:20 PM
Michel :sad:

I was afraid of that when I saw he was up first against Younes :fiery::fiery: (who now gets a double fiery for defeating two of my boys). Younes is really tough on clay. REALLY tough.

SO happy that Rogi is avenging his loss, though!

Go Swiss!!

Mrs. B
09-20-2002, 02:43 PM
Roger won the second set 6-2.

he keeps feeding the Arazi backhand which is weak...

at 4-1, 30-15, RF serving, Arazi makes a drop shop, Roger gets it, but Arazi returns it back with a lob and Rogi makes an overhead backhand smash which takes Arazi by surprise and as Arazi returns it back it goes to the net! (nice shot ;)

*why does the crowd always cheer when it's double fault or someone makes an unforced error? grrrr...

RogiFan
09-20-2002, 02:51 PM
:)

Yes, yes, go darling Rogi, go! Up 51 in 2nd!!!

Mrs. B. is he wearing those blue shorts that I saw on TV yesterday -- the slightly SHORTER ones?? [My sister noticed them immediately -- she's also a Rogi fan!! -- she always has faith in him!]

OK, now he won the 2nd set 62 -- woo hoo, baby!

Keep going, Rogi!

RogiFan
09-20-2002, 02:56 PM
:)
Mrs. B.

because they're rude and unruly -- i see it all the time everywhere

so cool you can see it live!! keep feeding us details when you can!!

come on rogi, you can do it!!!

Mrs. B
09-20-2002, 03:10 PM
Yeheyyy! 3 set win. 6-1 in the third.

Bravo, Roger!!!!!

Mrs. B
09-20-2002, 03:17 PM
Yeah, i think those are the shorter shorts that you're talking about...

Good to see about 30 Swiss cheerers, maybe more, wearing red t shirts with the big white cross. A guy with a red traditional shirt shaking that big cowbell! So Swiss. :)

yes, Arazi was not on fire. The tactic with the backhand worked pretty well cuz he really made errors there. But today Rogi was stronger, his body language was of total confidence...

RogiFan
09-20-2002, 03:17 PM
:D :) ;) :p :kiss: :hearts: :lick: :drool: :angel:

WOO HOO! ROGI DID IT!!!

This is so wonderful for him and the team!! Hope it boosts his confidence!!! Hope it also makes Micha feel a little better!

Yes, yes, yes!!!

I better catch the TSR news this pm for my 2-minute glimpse of Rogi!! [that's all I get]

ILR
09-20-2002, 03:28 PM
woo hooo! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Im so happy well done Rogi! :kiss:

RogiFan
09-20-2002, 03:34 PM
:)

mrs b glad to hear he has the positive b language -- things looking up for rogi then? hope so!

hi ILR!

great win for rogi, eh?

here he is:

ILR
09-20-2002, 03:40 PM
hee hee hee thanx RF!Nice piccies again! :) Yeah I hope hes lifted and is confident! :D Have you heard my news?Come visit the hill!

Mrs. B
09-20-2002, 03:43 PM
RogiFan, ilR

In today's newspaper here, the Berner Zeitung, on the sports page there is a black n white picture of the Swiss boys donning the traditional Moroccan costume. Rogi & Krati look so cute, the long white robe and the hat! :)
Unfortunately yours truly has no scanner at home so i can't post it here...:(

ILR
09-20-2002, 03:44 PM
*sigh* @ Mrs.B!lol

hi :wavey: Mrs.B's on board! ;)

RogiFan
09-20-2002, 04:07 PM
:)

hey mrs b don't get rid of that photo! i just checked the berner zeitung online but they don't have any photos... yet i saw ones for gstaad though but you can't enlarge them too bad some nice ones

i love seeing guys in other countries' trad'l dress very cool indeed!

ilr gotta read your news!

Mrs. B
09-20-2002, 05:16 PM
happy to have won the equalizer...

Mrs. B
09-20-2002, 05:17 PM
in the zone...

Mrs. B
09-20-2002, 06:25 PM
Rogi & the other Swiss Boys...

RogiFan
09-20-2002, 07:29 PM
:D

mrs b nice pix! was mirka there to cheer on her beau?

Mrs. B
09-21-2002, 08:36 AM
I swear i saw Mirka standing on a corner, a badge hanging from her neck, oblivious from everyone, but of course i noticed her! lol
;)

Mrs. B
09-21-2002, 08:50 AM
found this...

RogiFan
09-21-2002, 02:58 PM
:bounce: :D :) ;)

Mrs. B.!

Just checked in -- Rogi and George won in straights vs. Alami and El Aynaoui (Rogi said he thought they'd put in Younes today for the doubles). WOW!! Rogi's tactics w Rosset worked!!!

Hi Mrs. G and ILR, Doris, Lily and Nina!

ILR
09-21-2002, 03:01 PM
Hi RF :wavey:
Hows u? :D Glad they won again.He seems to be playing so much better,which is great :)

Mrs. B
09-21-2002, 06:02 PM
Yeah, we were watching it at the tennis club and glad to see that they won that in straight sets. Wow, 6-4 6-1, 6-4. I think George & Rogi make a good doubles team, and those Swiss supporters really helped, i think. There were more of them today!
Good luck in their reverse singles matches tomorrow...

Hopp, Schwizzz!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. B
09-21-2002, 06:23 PM
Switzerland takes 2-1 lead over Morocco

Switzerland has taken a 2-1 lead in over Morocco in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Qualifying Round tie in Casablanca after victory to George Bastl and Roger Federer over Karim Alami and El Aynaoui 64 61 64 earlier today.

Fresh from his strong singles victory over Hisham Arazi yesterday, it was Federer who again dictated events on court. He teamed well with Bastl and excelled on the most important points. The Moroccan team of El Aynaoui and Alami appeared nervous at the start of the match, despite the advantage of playing at home.

from the Davis Cup site...

Mrs. B
09-21-2002, 06:25 PM
double trouble

ILR
09-21-2002, 06:26 PM
heh heh nice! ;) :drool: thanx Mrs.B!

Mrs. B
09-21-2002, 06:26 PM
elated...

Mrs. B
09-21-2002, 06:28 PM
allez...!

Mrs. B
09-21-2002, 06:30 PM
Hopp Schwizzz!!!

Mrs. B
09-21-2002, 06:52 PM
"i'll be ready for tomorrow, and kick some ass..."

Roger Federer

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-21-2002, 07:10 PM
LOL! Did Rogi really say that?! LOL!

Mrs. B
09-21-2002, 07:12 PM
Yeah, listen to his interview at DC today. lol

Gonzo Hates Me!
09-21-2002, 07:17 PM
Omigod! LOL!! That's hilarious! I love that... I should print that out and put it on my wall or something. Hehe.

RogiFan
09-21-2002, 07:45 PM
:bounce: :D :) ;) :cool:

Wow!!! I'm SO happy for the Swiss boys! I think they found the new doubles team -- aren't they great together? I think they must get along really well, Rogi and George, both outgoing and happy guys! And they won on clay too!!!!

Mrs. B.

The photos are wonderful -- isn't Rogi so excited and happy? A doll! Glad there were more fans on hand to cheer them on!! HOPP!!!

I wish I were there -- I saw them on the Swiss news yesterday and now I must catch the news today -- don't want to miss a second of Rogi -- isn't it great to see him pumped and happy and smiling that little Rogi smile?

Yeah, Rogi, baby, KICK SOME ASS BIG TIME! Just win it for Switzerland and for PC!!!

Here's the team in Moroccan gear at the traditional Moroccan dinner on Wed. [it's a bit small I'm afraid]:

Mrs. B
09-21-2002, 09:07 PM
lol! Did u know that they played the wrong national anthem before the doubles match? Marc Rosset was pissed off! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/huhh.gif

Mrs. B
09-21-2002, 09:28 PM
yeehaahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 11:33 AM
Roger wins the first set against Younes, 6-3.

He broke at 4-3, El Anayoui having served 40 -0

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 12:14 PM
Roger wins second set 6-2.

He breaks in the second and fourth game. Served at 5-2 with 3 deuces, but closed the set with a return shot from El Anayoui which just hit behind the baseline.

RogiFan
09-22-2002, 12:16 PM
:)

Hi Mrs. B.

Come on, Rogi! You can do it! Get the 2nd set too! Make it easy for yourself! How does Rogi look today -- confident? What about Younes?

Did you see that RUS-ARG dbles score?! Match went over 6 hrs! Poor Marat -- hope he wins today!

RogiFan
09-22-2002, 12:35 PM
:)

Two more games, ROGI!!!!

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 12:43 PM
YEheyyy! 6-1 in the third set!

BRAVO, ROGER!!!! HOPP SCHWIZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!

RogiFan
09-22-2002, 12:45 PM
:bounce: :D :) ;) :cool:

WOW! ROGI WON! SWITZERLAND IS IN THE WORLD GROUP!!! WOO HOO!

Mrs. B.! ILR! Lily! Doris! Nina! Mrs. G! Everyone!

TIME TO CELEBRATE!

I'm waving my Swiss flags!!!!

We knew Rogi and the team could win for Switzerland and for PC!

Well done!

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 12:47 PM
in the third set, same pattern, Rogi breaking Younes in the second and fourth game. At 1-1, 15-30, Rogi returns a serve which goes to the outer part of the net, you think it's out, but lands just before the baseline at the corner. He smiles...

at 3-1 he hits his classic backhand down the line, Younes at the net applauding with his racket.

*grrr, the Italian channel, TSI 2 has a better reception, but darn, they babble too much! :)

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 12:49 PM
Yeah, RogiFan, Switzerland has qualified for the WG, even if Krati loses the next match, but i hope not...

Hopp, Michel!!!!!

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 01:05 PM
http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/partytime.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/partysmiley.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/guin.gif
PARTY TIME!!!!! EVERYONE'S INVITED!!!!!!

There's Rösti, Berner Teller, Raclette, Fondue, Swiss white wine from the French part, Glüwein, swiss chocolates for dessert, Rügenbrau beer from the Bernese Oberland, mineral water. and Basler läckerli from Roger's place, and cheese galore...compliments of the Swiss team... CHEERS!!!!!

RogiFan
09-22-2002, 01:12 PM
:bounce: :D

Alright, Mrs. B.!

I'm hopping the next available flight to Switzerland -- better bring some food too! What about the champagne -- I could get some from the duty free...

Sounds delicious! What's the Basler lackerli??

ILR -- where are you?? Our Rogi's won all his matches!! What a champion he is!

He must look SO happy! I jst love to see him smile again!

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 01:14 PM
RogiFan,

Rogi was cool today. Younes had the jitters, but Rogi definitely dominated the whole game. Anayoui made some good strong forehands to the corners of the baselines, but Rogi also made some nice overhead backhand smash...sweet! ;) and of course, his forehand was also strong today, and that good ol' backhand down the line, and slicing them for variation, altho some slices went to the net. His first serve percentage wasn't also very high, maybe only 54% to Younes' 77% or something. But overall, a very big win indeed. For Rogi, for PC, and for the Swiss people...btw, he opens the first point of the match on his serve---an ace. :) how promising can that get?

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 01:20 PM
Basler läckerli are some kind of biscuits, hard to bite on but they soften in your mouth and the flavors come out, and it's a specialty from Basel. Perhaps Doris can explain this better...

well, you're only allowed one bottle of champagne from the duty free, but no worries, you can buy them here too.

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 03:14 PM
Swiss Team breaks through

On the third day of the Davis Cup tie Switzerland - Morocco Roger Federer won the third point for Switzerland. With an outstanding performance his opponent Younes El Aynaoui didn’t even seem to get a chance to breathe during the game. With 6-3, 6-2 and 6-1 he assured Switzerland’s position in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas world group.

“When I played for the match I kept seeing Peter Carter’s face in my mind” said Federer at the subsequent press conference. He dedicated his victory to his team manager and friend, who passed away in an accident on August 1st.

Therefore Switzerland won also the third tie with Morocco. Already in 1982 and in 1992 the Swiss had been triumphant - in those cases winning 5:0 Even on the last of the three days of the meeting there seemed to be a lack of atmosphere and interest in the Complexe Al Amal. The stadium was far from being full, only about half of the places

from the DC site...

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 03:17 PM
nice pics from that match...merci, DC site.

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 03:18 PM
YES!!!

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 03:20 PM
pure pride and joy...

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 03:23 PM
Thank you guys! :bounce:

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 04:33 PM
THis one's for Hackie...;)

Michel Kratochvil won his match against El Aarej, 6-2, 6-3. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/arms.gif

ILR
09-22-2002, 05:44 PM
Hi Mrs.B.Im here now!Are you still around or am I too late?:(
I went to the pub for my dinner! :)

YAY YAY IM SO PLEASED!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :) :) :) :) :D :D :D

RogiFan
09-22-2002, 06:32 PM
:D
Hi ILR!

Isn't it great that Switzerland won? Also the Brits!! Yay, Rogi and Timmie!

MRS. B. is having a celebration feast -- I'm trying to make it over to share in the food and drink -- why don't you join us? Bring some goodies!

Rogi looked so happy! It's lovely to see him smile again.

Did you listen to PL's interview on the DC site?

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 06:35 PM
Hi, luv. Am still here.

Had dinner myself...just watched the Swiss news. They only showed the match point, can u believe it? http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/angryfire.gif
But enough to see Rogi look up skywards before walking towards Marc Rosset then shaking El Anayoui's hand...

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 06:37 PM
Hi, RogiFan!

Welcome back, where did u go? We're partying now that ilR's here...there's loads of Swiss food around...;)

ILR
09-22-2002, 06:40 PM
lol hi!ooo what kind of swiss food? :)

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 06:43 PM
ilR, go back to page 6. The food's over there...;)

Cheers.

ILR
09-22-2002, 06:50 PM
oooo OK sorry............

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 06:59 PM
don't be. Enjoy the food. :)

ILR
09-22-2002, 07:03 PM
lol OK im going off soon tho my bruv is picking a fight with me!

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 07:14 PM
alright then, bye! see you around...

RogiFan
09-22-2002, 07:52 PM
:cool:

Hi mrs b

back again
no dc on the swiss news sat or today! only elections
which canton is basel in?
berne -- capital, right? fren or germ-speaking part?
what a satisfying w/end! ;) :p
does rogi play next wk? probably not
i guess he'll be celebrating
what a sweetie he is!:drool:

RogiFan
09-22-2002, 07:57 PM
;)

another photo from a moroccan site!

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 08:09 PM
Basel is in canton Basel. Bâle, en Francais...

Bern, Berne...yes, tis the capital, mostly Swiss German but French is pretty common, esp. with the presence of the different embassies, it's French...
:)
yeah, nice weekend indeed.

Lily
09-22-2002, 08:28 PM
Hi everyone, Mrs. B, Rogifan, ILR, Mrs. G, Doris, Nina! :)

Thanks Mrs. B and RF for the pics! :)

Its so great to see Rogi smiling and looking happy again. He really deserves this happiness and the whole Swiss team does, too. Its just so wonderful that he won all his matches! I cant believe it. I mean, I can believe it, cause its our Rogi :)

And the way he won them, all in straight sets. Its strangely fabulous. And how the scores for his singles matches are the same. I wonder if thats a first? What a weekend its been. Love the Swiss! :) :hearts:

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
THis one's for Hackie...;)

Michel Kratochvil won his match against El Aarej, 6-2, 6-3. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/arms.gif

Er, no he didn't . . . he lost :sad:

What's going on with him?!?! I don't know. He breaks my heart sometimes. I always feel bad when it's his two losses that make the scoreline so tight . . .
But the important thing is, Switzerland won, for themselves and for Peter. Rogi :angel: for saying he kept seeing Peter's face during his last singles match.

So, I'm in for the celebration!! Even if I still feel guilty :o I wonder if Michel feels guilty, too . . .

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 09:02 PM
He lost???? I read it wrong then. Sorry, Hackie. awww, poor Krati. I remember Patty Schnyder breaking down into tears when they lost their FC match against (i forgot who) feeling so guilty that she gave the match away...hope Krati doesn't do a Patty. But it's not his fault, he tried his best and it wasn't his weekend. Still, they won, and that's that. I'm sure MK's time to shine again will come sooner than you'll expect it...
So let's have a drink on that... http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cheers.gif

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
He lost???? I read it wrong then. Sorry, Hackie. awww, poor Krati. I remember Patty Schnyder breaking down into tears when they lost their FC match against (i forgot who) feeling so guilty that she gave the match away...hope Krati doesn't do a Patty. But it's not his fault, he tried his best and it wasn't his weekend. Still, they won, and that's that. I'm sure MK's time to shine again will come sooner than you'll expect it...
So let's have a drink on that... http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cheers.gif

:sad: Well, he didn't cry on the court, I don't think, but then he doesn't really strike me as the type to do something like that. But he might cry in private :o

Indeed, the Swiss have reclaimed their spot in the World Group and have kept their record against Morocco undefeated. I'll feel better about it tomorrow, never fear. :)

Thanks for the drink.

Doris Loeffel
09-23-2002, 08:40 AM
Good morning to all of you guys!!

Sooo glad for Roger, the whole team and us Fans that Switzerland stays in the world class. Unfortunately wasn't able to follow the matches live only saw the last Set. YEA vs RF and it was a joy to watch it!!

Great reporting Mrs. B. and great pics!!

sorry I'm joining in with the party late but it's never tooo late to celebrate such a thing!!

Hmmm not that easy to describe Basler Läckerli as Mrs. B already said it's a bisquit. The pastry is a kind of honey cinammon mixture and it's yummmy!!


Well concrat's again to our winning team!!

Mrs. B
09-23-2002, 10:59 AM
Hi, Doris!:wavey:

:wavey: Hi, Lily!

This euphoria is gonna last for days, we're just all happy for Rogi & the Swiss team for pulling through, so we can continue to party...:D

Hmmmm, now that autumn's around, Swiss food is really nice to devour...:lick: You guys should really try it....gau, Doris?

Doris Loeffel
09-23-2002, 11:26 AM
Heissi Maroni!!
Heissi Maroni!!
Maroni ganz heiss ;)

Will have my first fondue for this season next friday ;-)

Oh and soon I'll make myself a "Lauchmüesli" a dish made with Leek, potatos and a special saussage (Waadtländer Saucisson ;))
yummmyyyy

Doris Loeffel
09-23-2002, 11:30 AM
Just as well as this week is pretty dull (tenniswise as no swiss player entered a tournament)

But from next week on we'll have full action again ;)

Hoop schwiiizzz keep it rolling guys!!

RogiFan
09-23-2002, 11:41 AM
:D :cool: :bounce:

Hi Doris!

I already have tasted a Swiss delicacy -- rosti [mind you it's from Movenpick Marche] -- it's like comfort food! Yum...

Switzerland will be celebrating the DC win!

I want to join in!!

Thanks for your 1001... reasons!

Hi Mrs. B., Lily and TH!

Lucky guys who SAW the matches.

What are we having for dessert besides the Basler lackerli?

I'm still hungry!

So how do you pronounce ROGI?

I'm adding photos from the Moroccan site. Here's a hot one! [Rogi does OK in the heat, doesn't he?]

RogiFan
09-23-2002, 11:44 AM
:drool:

look at this one
HOT, HOT, HOT!

RogiFan
09-23-2002, 12:15 PM
this is from BLICK today:

Roger Federer überzeugte in Casablanca


Casablanca. BaZ. Roger Federer war die grosse Figur der spannungsgeladenen Daviscup-Begegnung in Casablanca. Nachdem er am Samstag den ebenfalls sehr starken George Bastl zum Sieg im Doppel mitgerissen hatte, schlug er gestern Younes El Aynaoui klar und vollendete seine Marokko-Mission.

Lesen Sie in der heutigen BaZ den Exklusiv-Bericht:

Der Daviscup führt Federer in ein neues Hoch
[dc places Federer in a new high??]

the above link leads to an article but i think one needs to log in or register! if someone can, pls post article here!

danke!

Mrs. B
09-23-2002, 12:35 PM
Gorgeous...

Now we've started talking about Swiss food, i'm getting hungry. Would you believe we already had raclette two weeks ago? Yumm yumm...i could eat anything now. i have cravings for Käsekuchen...Ohhh, lauchmuesli sounds good, too...

and dessert...now that's something i like. i always leave space in my tummy for something sweet. ;)
Maybe Doris can recommend a couple of delicious ones...

A Swiss celebration, indeed! :)

Mrs. B
09-23-2002, 12:41 PM
There's also an interview of Roger at the Berner Zeitung of today, maybe Doris can also translate that for you (sorry it's a bit long) because it's really sweet. He said that while playing he could feel Peter Carter around, he says it's hard to explain that...but i know what he means...

RogiFan
09-23-2002, 12:48 PM
Hi Mrs. B.!

I'm hungry and I haven't even eaten breakie yet! ILR, where are you? It's decidedly fall today [official day of autumn] -- about 9 degrees!!

Yes, pls, someone post / translate the article!!

So many articles, so little time...

3 days to my vacation!!! I'm going to go into withdrawal w/out my daily internet connection! you guys have to keep me posted w the latest ROGI news and photos!

so will ROGI celebrate back in Basel? i guess so!!

Doris Loeffel
09-23-2002, 01:25 PM
Mrs. B
can't find the interview....
when I've 5 min I'll do the blick one.
Well basicly it's all praising Roger ;-)

And wondering why Michel's having troubles to find his best tennis when playing DC.

RogiFan
09-23-2002, 01:37 PM
Doris:

I think this is the article [forgive me for posting here]:


Federer überragend

Das Schweizer Davis-Cup-Team ist dank Roger Federer weiter erstklassig. Der Baselbieter steuerte zum 3:2-Sieg in der Relegationspartie gegen Marokko drei Punkte bei.

92 Minuten gegen Hicham Arazi, 105 im Doppel mit George Bastl gegen Karim Alami/Younes El Aynaoui, 103 gegen El Aynaoui: Der Federer-Express rollte während der drei Tage in Casablanca mit unglaublich hohem Tempo durch das Al-Amal-Stadion und sorgte dafür, dass die Schweiz ihre seit 1995 währende Zugehörigkeit zur Weltgruppe halten konnte. Zum zweiten Mal nach seiner «One-Man- Show» im Februar 2001 gegen die USA weist Federer nach einer Davis-Cup-Begegnung mit drei Siegen eine makellose Bilanz aus.

Erfolg für Duo Federer/Bastl
Die Basis für den erfolgreichen Abstecher nach Nordafrika hatte Federer am Samstag in Zusammenarbeit mit Bastl gelegt. Die beiden harmonierten beim 6:4, 6:1, 6:4 während seines ersten gemeinsamen Davis-Cup-Auftritts auf Anhieb. Bastl bestach bei seinem Doppel- Einstand durch seine Konstanz, Federer erledigte den kreativen Part perfekt.

Ein «Sorgenkind» ist nach wie vor Michel Kratochvil. Der Berner war erneut nicht im Stande, im entscheidenden Moment sein bestes Tennis abzurufen. Kratochvil selber sieht sich wohl nach wie vor als klare Nummer 2 im Team, und aufgrund fehlender Alternativen dürfte er dies (vorerst) auch bleiben. Von einem Spieler, der mittlerweile den Sprung unter die Top 40 geschafft hat, dürfen allerdings auch im Davis Cup entsprechende Leistungen erwartet werden. Im abschliessenden, bedeutungslosen Einzel liess Kratochvil indes keine Wende zum Guten erkennen. Er unterlag Mounir El Aarej, der im Ranking nur an 455. Stelle liegt und anstelle von Hicham Arazi zum Einsatz kam, 2:6, 3:6.

Bleibt Lundgren?
Bei der Suche nach einem neuen Teamchef könnte sich Erfreuliches anbahnen. Peter Lundgren, der interimistisch die Nachfolge von Peter Carter angetreten hatte und seine Amtszeit auf die Begegnung mit Marokko beschränken wollte, signalisierte Bereitschaft über eine mögliche Weiterverpflichtung. «Ich liebe den Davis Cup. Ob ich aber weiter mache oder nicht, hängt primär von meiner Familie ab. Dazu sind ebenso Gespräche nötig wie mit den Spielern und der Verbandspräsidentin», sagte der Schwede. Für Präsidentin Christine Ungricht kam diese «Trendwende» nicht überraschend. «Ich habe gewusst, dass sich Peter ein Hintertürchen offen halten wird.»


Davis Cup. Barrage Weltgruppe/Kontinentalzone.
In Casablanca (Sand). Marokko - Schweiz 1:2. - Younes El Ayanoui s. Michel Kratochvil 7:5, 6:2, 6:2. Hicham Arazi u. Roger Federer 3:6, 2:6, 1:6. El Aynaoui/Karim Alami u. Roger Federer/George Bastl 4:6, 1:6, 4:6.

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Doris Loeffel
And wondering why Michel's having troubles to find his best tennis when playing DC.

I'd like to know that, too :sad:

Mrs. B
09-24-2002, 09:36 AM
Krati's gonna be back...

Doris Loeffel
09-24-2002, 10:36 AM
Federer outstanding

The Swiss-Davis-Cup-Team stays thanks to Roger Federer in the worldgroup. The basilean added 3 points to the 3:2 win over morroco in the relagation round.

92 min. against Hicham Arazi, 105 in the double with George Bastl agains Karim Alami/Younes El Aynaoui, 103 agains El Aynaoui: The Federer Express rolled during these 3 days in Casablanca with an increadable high speed through the Al-Amal-Stadion and took care of, that Switzerland was able to keep her belowings to the worldgroup since 1995. For the seccond time after his "one-man-show" in February 2001 agaist the USA Federer has a blank bilanz after a Davis Cup meeting with 3 wins.

Success for the Duo Federer/Bastl
The basis for the successfull trip to north africa Federer has laid together with Bastl on Saturday. The two harmonised during the 6:4 6:1 6:4 at their first Davis-Cup show up together from the beginning. Bastl impressed at his doubles debut with his constant play, Federer took care of the creative part.

A "problem child" is still Michel Kratochvil. The Berner was once again not able to play his best at the important moments. Kratochvil himself still sees him as clear Nr. 2 in the team and due to the lack of alternatives it might (for the moment) remain like that. From a player who's meanwhile under the top 40, likewise results can be expected also in Davis Cup. At the last, meaningless singles match Kratochvil wasn't able to show signs of a change. He lost to Mounir El Aarej, who's only at Nr. 455 in the ranking and played at the place of Hicham Arazi with 2:6 3.6.

Will Lundgren stay?
At the search for a new teamboss there could be a positive sign in sight. Peter Lundgren, wo's taken over Peter Carters place only for this match against morocco, gave signs that he might change his mind. "I love the Davis Cup. But wether I'm going to continue or not is related to my family first. For that I have to speak with them as also with the players and the section president." said the swede. For President Christine Ungricht this "trendchange" didn't come unexpected. "I knew that Peter kept/keeps the back door open."

Mrs. B
09-24-2002, 11:01 AM
Wowww, Doris!

This is what you did during your lunch break? Great!!!

Hope you had something nice to eat...:)

TennisHack
09-24-2002, 12:54 PM
Thanks, Mrs. B, for trying to cheer me up :)

Then I read the article and I start wondering again . . . now I'm sure it's playing on his mind. How could it not?

I hope his late bloomingness kicks into gear soon . . .

RogiFan
09-24-2002, 01:15 PM
;)

Thank you Doris! What a darling! You s/be getting paid for your translation services!

I hope Micha doesn't feel too badly after his 2 losses! Pressure is an ugly thing that affects most players, incl. our Rogi. I don't know how you get past it -- winning is the way but how to achieve it when you're not confident... tough! Hopefully w more experience he'll get used to the pressure.

Mrs. B.:

Have you ordered your Rogi calendar yet? I wonder if I s/do it now or after my vac in a couple of wks... to pay in Euros or Swiss francs, that is the question... [it's expensive alright, better be worth it! -- but anything Rogi is!]

Mrs. B
09-24-2002, 05:12 PM
i'll wait a bit, RF. Perhaps they will sell them in a stall in Basel, who knows? But to be quite honest i'm not so gaga over calendars hanging on the wall, if i'll purchase one it will be for a present...mais je trouve sf.30 tres cher pour une calandre...I mean, i can afford it, that's not the problem. I'll always be a Roger fan, but i'm not a teenager anymore...;)

Doris Loeffel
09-26-2002, 11:23 AM
Here's an other translation from a blick article.


Will Roger make it under the best 8?

Schanghai - Last minute panic in the tennis circuit. The final fight for the master-Cup places has started.

Only the 8 best of the world are allowed to participate at the last highlight of the tennis season of the year. Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi US-Open finalist are first to qualify for the Masters-Cup-Tournament in Schanghai (12. - 17. November). In the middle of the fight for the last places: Roger Federer.

The at the present best Swiss Tennis Player, has to put up a really good run, when the trip to China shall come true. At the inofficial Singles World Championship the seven first placed at the champions race and the best placed winner of one of the last 4 grand slams - at the moment that would be Pete Sampras - are allowed to take part. At the moment Roger Federer takes the 10 position in the Champions Race.

Right now the Thommy Haas (Ger) and Andy Roddick stand infront of the sun of the Münchensteiner. And he'll have to surpass one of the 3 spaniards Juan-Carlos Ferrero, Albert Costa and Carlos Moya. All three of them share the 5th place with a lead of 37 points of Roger.

The fight will be decided at the last two Master Series Events in Madrid and Paris-Percy. When Roger Federer reaches at one of these events the final, he'll get 70 points for a semifinal 45. Not an impossible task when Roger will be able to keep his level like he showed at the Davis Cup in Morocco.



Goooo Roger goooo!!!

RogiFan
09-26-2002, 11:33 AM
:D wow Doris!

I saw that article! Instant translation! Thanks for that!

What do you think? Will Rogi make it? It'll be tough but he might as well try.

Mrs. B. $30 is EXPENSIVE for the calendar -- oui, tres cher, ma chere! I'll wait a bit to order it. Unfortunately it's the only way I'll get it.

Mrs. B
09-26-2002, 11:40 AM
Let's keep our fingers crossed on that one, Doris...

btw., my tickets for Basel were brought by the postman today, how did your Wettbewerb go?

Doris Loeffel
09-26-2002, 03:50 PM
the draw will be next month so I have to be patient!!

Glad you got your tickets. Unfortunately I won't be able to go during the week... to busy and no more holidays left....

.... and yes if everythings goes Rogers way he still can make it. But first round losses are forbidden!!! ;)

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 02:35 AM
Good luck to Rogi & Michel in Moscow!

I posted a little preview on my website if you'd like to see it :D

Doris Loeffel
09-30-2002, 09:23 AM
Thanks TH for your preview.
To bad that Safin, Federer and Kratochvil are all in the same quarter.....

Goooo Roger!!
Goooo Michel!!

Doris Loeffel
09-30-2002, 03:06 PM
Marc made it to the main draw!!
Ro/Ma won their first round match!!

ILR
09-30-2002, 03:09 PM
cool!Thats great to hear :) :bounce: :) :bounce: :)

Mrs. B
10-01-2002, 12:19 AM
:) cartoon time....

COWARD!!!!

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 02:09 AM
LOL at Mrs. B!!

Lily
10-01-2002, 03:40 AM
TH

I enjoyed reading your preview and I was also reading past previews. You're a very good writer. This is totally off topic, but what you said about the ladies matches and feeling cheated cause it never lasts very long, I totally agree. And how tennis is a global sport. Thats something the American public doesn't get yet. :(

Mrs. B! lol so cute!

Doris Loeffel
10-01-2002, 07:09 AM
Good luck Michel and Marc in your todays singles!!

Looks like Roger won't play till tomorrow

King Aaron
10-01-2002, 08:48 AM
Good luck Michel!!!! :) :D

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by Lily
TH

I enjoyed reading your preview and I was also reading past previews. You're a very good writer. This is totally off topic, but what you said about the ladies matches and feeling cheated cause it never lasts very long, I totally agree. And how tennis is a global sport. Thats something the American public doesn't get yet. :(


Thank you very much for the compliments on my writing :) And I'm glad you enjoyed hearing my opinions, because sometimes they aren't so popular.

Hmm, I suppose I should write more of them, but don't tell Layla ;)

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 12:59 PM
Good luck Michel!! If I could stay longer I would watch the end of your match.

YOU HAVE HIM, DON'T LET IT GO!

Doris Loeffel
10-01-2002, 01:05 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

would you believe Michel lost after beeing up a break and leading 4:2 in the third set!! He lost it 6:4.....

Darn Michel what's wrong with you?? Why do you have such troubles to hold your serve when it counts most!!

Well I hope you'll do much better in your next tournament!! Good luck Michel!!

Mrs. B
10-01-2002, 01:58 PM
:(

awww, Hackie, that means i'll probably see him in Bern sooner than i've expected it...


Where & when is he playing next, Doris, d'yo know? Hope these past losses won't bring him down...kinda reminds me of Rogi's slump...hope it's a temporary thing...

Doris Loeffel
10-01-2002, 03:55 PM
He'll play next week in Vienna (so does Roger).

Mrs. B. I hope that too!! He must run on low confidence a win would change a lot!!

Lass den Kopf nicht hängen Michel!!

Doris Loeffel
10-01-2002, 04:27 PM
Marc won the first set 6:3

Hope he'll can keep it up. Got to go now see you guys tomorrow

Mrs. B
10-01-2002, 04:32 PM
:wavey: Ciao, Doris!

See you tomorrow. Machts gut...;)

Lily
10-01-2002, 10:13 PM
what happened to the Swiss boys? :( :( :(

George, Michel and Marc :( :( :( even Max lost :(

Come on Rogi, save them!!! His opponent, Golovanov, played doubles w/Safin today but they lost.

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
:(

awww, Hackie, that means i'll probably see him in Bern sooner than i've expected it...


Where & when is he playing next, Doris, d'yo know? Hope these past losses won't bring him down...kinda reminds me of Rogi's slump...hope it's a temporary thing...

:sad::sad::sad: I was here when it happened, and I was :sad:. But I had to rush off to class so I couldn't post it everywhere.

Michel plays in Vienna next week, where he again has points to defend (this time, only quarterfinals, though). I think he's going to drop out of the Top 50 since he lost in the first round and had finals points to defend. This makes me very sad and angry. I KNOW he can play better than this, so what the hell happened?!?!?!

LOL, maybe you can ask him next time you see him. I can just see it now . . .

Mrs. B stalks up to Michel and screams, "Why?! Why Michel?! Don't you know that you have a crazy fan on a message board who thinks the world of you?!?! WHY? :fiery::fiery:"

Doris Loeffel
10-02-2002, 08:57 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Darn why did I leave??
Should have stayed and pushed Marc to the victory. He even was up a break in the second and I thought I can leave whit no worries. Then I got home just to find out that he lost.....


Well Roger it's once again up to you to save the swiss flag!!

Gooo Roger gooo!!!

Mrs. B
10-02-2002, 09:57 AM
LOL@Hackie...i have to be more spontaneous than that if i'll see him...

"Michel, I'm here with a message from Hackie. She says that she's so crazy about you and she'll delete her beloved website of you if you don't win your next 4 matches..."

Awww, the other Swiss boys did lost the first rounders...Rogi has to carry on then... :(

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 12:26 PM
Rogi avenged his countrymen's losses with a bagel and a breadstick.

LOL, thanks Mrs. B :)

Mrs. B
10-02-2002, 05:51 PM
Yeah, that was sweet, but now he plays your Jarrko, who beat Rios...

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 08:01 PM
I know!! I'm torn :( But I think I'll root for Jarkko, Rogi has tons of fans, my cheering won't matter.

Go Jarkko! :D

Lily
10-02-2002, 10:50 PM
what's that? Is that a Go Jarkko!, I see? hmm, interesting. ;)

I know there must be a few Jarkko fans out there. well......good for them.lol :D

Doris Loeffel
10-03-2002, 08:15 AM
Goooo Roger!!!

Just to level out that go Jarkko ;)


Goooo Roger gooooo!!

Mrs. B
10-03-2002, 10:26 AM
Meanwhile, in Tokyo...

Good news for our other Swiss boy, George Bastl, who's teaming up with Glenn Weiner (USA) to win their first round doubles match against Calleri/Delgado. 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4

:)

Doris Loeffel
10-03-2002, 11:57 AM
Opppsss I had no clue he was playing doubles!!

So that's a nice surprise then!!

Goo Ba/We!!

TennisHack
10-03-2002, 12:59 PM
Hahah, you didn't need to level off my "Go Jarkko", I'm probably one of ten people in the world who cheers for him. Rogi has tons of fans.

They must have been doing their job because Rogi won quite nicely. It's good to see him back, but I'm still :sad: about Jarkko.

TennisHack
10-08-2002, 02:18 AM
Well, Michel continues to slump, badly, with another first round loss :( Hopefully he will take some tips from Rogi and bring himself out of it soon!

Lily
10-08-2002, 04:36 AM
TH, I know how you feel. When Rogi was going thru his slump this summer, I was feeling everything at once...sadness, anger, confusion. It just didnt make sense. I was so desperate at one point, in a post here I was singing Kumbaya and roasting marshmellows. yes, it got that bad. Losing 1st rd of the French and Wimby when a lot of people thinking he could go all the way. It was a truly terrible time. But all throughout that time I kept staying positive and kept supporting him and said win or lose I will always be there. Because thats what you gotta do when you believe in a player so much. Thats when they need you the most, when theyre not doing well.

I saw Michel play Tim at Wimby and he had that match. He was only 4 games away and then he started throwing in df's. He had played so well. And I also remember him beating Andre at IW. He's a great player and I guess all great players must go thru a slump at some point. But as us Rogi fans know, they do eventually come out of it. It may take a while, but you have to have faith. :)

Doris Loeffel
10-08-2002, 06:52 AM
It's really hard. Just after Roger seams to have overcome his patch it's now Michel who has it. Wish I could help. But the only person who can help Michel is Michel itself. Darn so close and still on the loosing side.

Alllleeeezzz Michel!!! You can do better!!! (or are u saving your energy for Basel??)

Mrs. B
10-08-2002, 07:36 AM
:(

Tie break in the 3rd set...awww, that hurts...
But i'm sure he'll bounce back. Don't they all?

TennisHack
10-08-2002, 01:45 PM
Originally posted by Lily
It was a truly terrible time. But all throughout that time I kept staying positive and kept supporting him and said win or lose I will always be there. Because thats what you gotta do when you believe in a player so much. Thats when they need you the most, when theyre not doing well.

I saw Michel play Tim at Wimby and he had that match. He was only 4 games away and then he started throwing in df's. He had played so well. And I also remember him beating Andre at IW. He's a great player and I guess all great players must go thru a slump at some point. But as us Rogi fans know, they do eventually come out of it. It may take a while, but you have to have faith. :)

LOL, well, I don't think I'll be roasting marshmellows and singing for his soul, but I got your point ;) Of course I'm not going to desert him now, I've invested too much in him to do that. I just need an outlet for my misery in the meantime. :( I also just wish I knew what was going on with him, instead of having to guess--because of course I just think the worst.

As for Wimbledon, well, that just cemented it for me. Flashes of brillance before that, but Wimbledon made me believe if he could jump that all-important first title hurdle, then he would be an excellent player. :)

Thanks for commiserating, you guys :) I hope you're right, Doris, and he's just flying low until Basel.

But enough about my problems, this isn't the "comfort TH because of Michel thread"--Marc is about to take his first-round match in Vienna!!

Doris Loeffel
10-08-2002, 03:19 PM
And he won it!! 6:4 6:4!!
Well done Marc!!
Now good luck against Guga or Younes!!

TennisHack
10-08-2002, 05:34 PM
A picture from today's doubles. Heehee, they're so cute :D

Mrs. B
10-08-2002, 08:11 PM
:drool:

they like talking to the balls, don't they? lol

Well, they did kick Weiner's & Haas' asses! 6-4, 6-7, 6-0.

Mrs. B
10-08-2002, 08:20 PM
Krati will be back...

TennisHack
10-09-2002, 01:09 AM
Aww, thanks, Mrs. B :) Pictures always make me feel better :)

Is that from this week?

Lily
10-09-2002, 05:32 AM
the headband boys :D

hey, what do you think they're saying.....

George: so, how do you want to finish them off? should we give them at least a game?

Rogi: nah, lets give them a bagel.

:)

Doris Loeffel
10-09-2002, 08:56 AM
Breadstick's sold out for today ;)

Well done George/Roger!!

TH great pic!! Thanks

ILR
10-09-2002, 04:24 PM
woohoo well done great win! :) :D :) :D keep it up!:) :bounce: :) :bounce: :)

TennisHack
10-09-2002, 08:10 PM
A pic of Rogi from today:

Mrs. B
10-09-2002, 08:17 PM
:hearts:

read my sig...

TennisHack
10-09-2002, 08:20 PM
Another picture, this time from Yahoo!

Mrs. B
10-09-2002, 08:26 PM
Nina posted this at the picture thread. ;)

Wish i had a pic of Krati taken here in Bern...one day, perhaps?

TennisHack
10-09-2002, 08:39 PM
Mrs. B! :hearts: I would love you forever!!

"Smile for TH! ;)"

Leo7
10-09-2002, 08:58 PM
congrats today on a great win, Rogi! :bounce: hope to see you battling it out with Juanqui in the Quarterfinals on Friday ;)

Mrs. B
10-09-2002, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Mrs. B! :hearts: I would love you forever!!

"Smile for TH! ;)"

Hold your horses, girl, he'd probably think i'm a real stalker! lol

TennisHack
10-09-2002, 09:06 PM
LOL at Mrs. B! ;)

I was just kidding, of course :D Since I'd be vicariously stalking him through you :o

Mrs. B
10-09-2002, 09:13 PM
Aha! So if i get caught stalking i'd just say it's not really me, it's Hackie. lol

But i have a confession to tell, me and my big mouth, i did mention it to Krati's Dad that i had this American "kollegin"(girlfriend if you may) who has runs a website for him...he probably won't even remember that but i'll make sure i'll mention that to Krati himself at some point...

TennisHack
10-09-2002, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
But i have a confession to tell, me and my big mouth, i did mention it to Krati's Dad that i had this American "kollegin"(girlfriend if you may) who has runs a website for him...he probably won't even remember that but i'll make sure i'll mention that to Krati himself at some point...

NO!! You didn't tell me that!! YOU ARE SO COOL!

LOL, he probably didn't remember but that would be so cool if he did! THANK YOU!!!

Mrs. B
10-09-2002, 09:28 PM
:cool: you are welcome, Hackie...

btw., typo error: who has runs a website

TennisHack
10-09-2002, 10:11 PM
LOL, I'm still ecstatic about it!! :D

Doris Loeffel
10-11-2002, 07:21 AM
Marc lost :sad: :sad: 6:7 6:7 against Guga. Darn why can't he win TB anymore!! Would have loved to see him play against Marat!!

Also George/Roger lost their doubles match. Not that surprised about it guess Roger was powered out after his long and though singles match.

Mrs. B
10-11-2002, 08:46 AM
George/Roger losing that match to Aspelin(Swe)/Olhovsky(Rus)......pfffft!

They could have won it, the score was so close: 4-6, 6-7(3)

..and Marc may have lost closely to Guga but G. winning doesn't make me sad at all...;)

TennisHack
10-11-2002, 04:50 PM
LMAO!! at Rogi :D

"Look what I have!"

Mrs. B
10-14-2002, 09:18 AM
Good luck to KRATI in Madrid, he's playing Nico Lapennti and Rogi plays either Rios or Gaudio...

Doris Loeffel
10-15-2002, 10:04 AM
Yes lets keep the fingers crossed for Michel.
He should be playing right now!

Goooo Michel goooo!!!

Roger's playing Rios guess the match will be held tomorrow. That way Roger got two days to recover from his vienna win.

Doris Loeffel
10-15-2002, 12:31 PM
Ohhhh nooo Michel!!! :sad: :sad: :sad:

He lost 6:7 1:6

After beeing up 5:2 in the first set and serving for it for about 3 times!!!

Michel I really hope you can clear your head and get out of this. Get rid of that virus of loosing in first round!!

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 12:50 PM
Michel :sad::sad::sad:

This is horrible in more ways than one. I read the scoring thread, what the hell happened?!?!?!? This definitely points to some breakdown in mental strength like you said, Doris :sad: It also means his ranking is plummeting, probably out of the Top 70 now. I worry about this only because I wonder how he's going to get entry into the tournaments he played last year? He needs to break this slump and he needs to break it now! :(

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 10:22 PM
Michel in Madrid . . . Mrs. B, I hope you picture is better than this :eek:

What magazine was it from? Perhaps they are online?

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 11:04 PM
Hackie, the picture i have is the best i've seen of him, it's a close up, huge and very clear...i'll try to have it scanned and send it to you altho i think the quality will diminish.
You know in that interview he admits that what he needs is consistency and experience...
This loss to Nico would mean that tomorrow he's probably back at the tennis center in Ostermundigen...

Did you know i almost went to Zürich today? I could have seen Kimmy & Dani play. & Lindsay. I could have gone and canceled my other appointments but i was so tired having woke up at 5 this morning to drive my old man to the train station. He went to Frankfurt on a business trip.

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 11:10 PM
Yep, i found it: www.coopzeitung.ch

and there's the interview, but in German...

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 12:57 AM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Hackie, the picture i have is the best i've seen of him, it's a close up, huge and very clear...i'll try to have it scanned and send it to you altho i think the quality will diminish.
You know in that interview he admits that what he needs is consistency and experience...
This loss to Nico would mean that tomorrow he's probably back at the tennis center in Ostermundigen...

Did you know i almost went to Zürich today? I could have seen Kimmy & Dani play. & Lindsay. I could have gone and canceled my other appointments but i was so tired having woke up at 5 this morning to drive my old man to the train station. He went to Frankfurt on a business trip.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I agree, it is quite lovely :hearts:

I can find someone to translate the article for me, if no less than have Google do it for me :o Thanks for finding it online, though!!

Aww :( Yes, I saw the posts in this forum about it :( At least you have tickets for next week, so it's not a total lost opportunity . . .

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 12:59 AM
:eek: At this website, the online poll shows 22% of voters think Micha can win in Basel--second only to Rogi, of course.

Oh :(

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 01:11 AM
Translation of the article from German to English, from Google's beta translation site (http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.coopzeitung.ch%2Finde x.cfm%3F%25ABMein%2520Potenzial%2520Ist%2520sehr%2 520gross%25BB%26pub%3D1%26id%3D6022&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools)

It was very eerie, especially the part about his dream girl :eek: Because I quite fit that description :eek::eek:

Mrs. B
10-16-2002, 06:46 AM
So your paths just might still cross...call it destiny, Fate...but i can see you & Krati walk into the sunset together...that's probably how your musical with Layla finishes...;)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
So your paths just might still cross...call it destiny, Fate...but i can see you & Krati walk into the sunset together...that's probably how your musical with Layla finishes...;)

:o:o

Leave Juan Carlos for Micha?

:o:o

Mrs. B
10-16-2002, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:o:o

Leave Juan Carlos for Micha?

:o:o

lol You want a happy ending? Layla and Juanqui get reunited and you end up with a nice Swiss guy who worships the ground you walk and you live happily ever after in a beautiful chalet in Gstaad and Krati breaks into the top 10 and you accompany him on his tours, except when you have to tend to your little babies...:D

;)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 04:31 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
lol You want a happy ending? Layla and Juanqui get reunited and you end up with a nice Swiss guy who worships the ground you walk and you live happily ever after in a beautiful chalet in Gstaad and Krati breaks into the top 10 and you accompany him on his tours, except when you have to tend to your little babies...:D

;)

Aww, that sounds wonderful :) I was actually think about that today (because that interview is still on my mind) . . . I wonder if he feels like he has nothing to play for? Some people are weird like that, they need a higher goal in order to perform at their best.

Unfortunately, unless fate really does intervene, I'll never even get to see him in person. :sad: I have no reason to go to Switzerland (except him, and that's usually considered stalking :o) and I have no money to travel to whatever American tournaments he might play in. He'd have to play for a long time and be forever single before I could manage to scrape together enough money for expenses :(

So I suppose you will forever continue to tease me about it, and I'll just have to comfort myself with pictures like this:

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 04:32 PM
That picture, and this one, were from last year's Swiss Indoors.

Moving on, moving up!! Good luck, dahling!

Mrs. B
10-16-2002, 04:42 PM
awww, poor Hackie. :sad:

Don't worry girl, you will continue to vicariously "stalk" him as long as i live in the same town with him...;)

Anyway, i really hope he'll fare better in Basel next week. Points or no points, a few wins will do him good.
:bounce:

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
awww, poor Hackie. :sad:

Don't worry girl, you will continue to vicariously "stalk" him as long as i live in the same town with him...;)

Anyway, i really hope he'll fare better in Basel next week. Points or no points, a few wins will do him good.
:bounce:

Mrs. B, you're the greatest :) LOL, perhaps if you just kept putting in a few good words with his dad . . .

He actually has quarterfinals points to defend, but no matter. Hopefully playing in front of a home crowd (where 22% of them think he can win it) will give him the extra boost of confidence he needs. :bounce:

Mrs. B
10-16-2002, 08:04 PM
I think he'll be okey. When he played doubles with Rogi in Gstaad he played well and he was the one prodding Rogi on. Did i mention it to you before that i took some lessons from his coach before? His name is Vojko Fetsch. Nice guy.

Well i'm sure i'll have another little chat with Krati's old man when i see him again....;)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 08:19 PM
Do you think they will play doubles again? That would be interesting :)

LOL, you know everyone connected to him, don't you?! Maybe you're fate's little helper ;)

Mrs. B
10-16-2002, 08:31 PM
Well Bern is really a small town, like everybody knows everybody so in the tennis circle it is pretty small.

I mean i already played many years in Flamingo (the tennis center) and Krati was playing the local tournaments here and won them and now he's among the world's top players so people here are proud of him, and i think he's still the same nice quite guy. But i don't know him personally. Last year i saw him at Starbucks (we got one here) and he was sitting upstairs in a corner (with a chick), and he looked pretty normal and unobtrusive...

hehe, fate's little helper, eh? we'll see about that...;)

TennisHack
10-19-2002, 07:34 PM
Hello, all!

A wonderful person named Maria posted some pictures of Micha from Bucharest in my Yahoo group. So I'm going to post them here because they are really good pics.

TennisHack
10-19-2002, 07:35 PM
Another . . .

TennisHack
10-19-2002, 07:35 PM
. . . and another . . .

TennisHack
10-19-2002, 07:36 PM
. . . and another! :hearts: :sigh:

TennisHack
10-19-2002, 07:37 PM
She also gives me a bit of hope, because she said that she was able to meet him & had lunch with him at the tournament at Bucharest. I don't know how she managed to get all of this, but I bet it's not the same way (or for the same reason :o) that I'd like to. ;)

Mrs. B
10-19-2002, 08:18 PM
Nice pics, Hackie!

Maybe you'll be able to have lunch with him too in the near future? ;)

TennisHack
10-19-2002, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Nice pics, Hackie!

Maybe you'll be able to have lunch with him too in the near future? ;)

Maybe ;)

Mrs. B
10-20-2002, 05:03 PM
Congrats to Patty Schnyder for winning the Swisscom Challenge in Kloten!!! Way to go girl... :)

TennisHack
10-20-2002, 06:02 PM
YAY!! Another Swiss victory in as many weeks!

Congrats to Patty on taking home the hometown title :bounce: It can't get much sweeter than that, no? :)

Mrs. B
10-20-2002, 06:13 PM
Hackie, that could have been anybody's match in the 3rd set, but she really did hang in there. Lindsay had match point in the 2nd set tiebreaker, too bad she couldn't close it. But credit to Patty. And the homecrowd helped her a lot.

I hope this is a sign of things to come for Rogi in Basel...;)

TennisHack
10-20-2002, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
I hope this is a sign of things to come for Rogi in Basel...;)

Or any of the Swiss players in Basel ;)

I wish they would release the draw!! The suspense is killing me!!

Mrs. B
10-20-2002, 07:47 PM
and this other Swiss player deserves a place here... ;)

RogiFan
10-20-2002, 08:00 PM
:) Yeah, good for Patty! Nice win at home, eh? Hope she inspires Rogi even more to win Basel!!

I heard her speak a little bit of Swiss German on the TSR news today -- is her accent like Rogi's?

Mrs. B
10-20-2002, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:)
I heard her speak a little bit of Swiss German on the TSR news today -- is her accent like Rogi's?

Yeah, basically the same Basler accent...

TennisHack
10-20-2002, 09:06 PM
Another picture of Patty & her trophy :)

http://www.sanexwta.com/assets/story_image/SchnyderTrophy102002.jpg

TennisHack
10-20-2002, 09:11 PM
And if we're going to start including the girls here, might as well get them all in :)

Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian

http://www.sanexwta.com/assets/story_image/MikaelianTV101602.jpg

TennisHack
10-20-2002, 09:12 PM
And the most famous of them all . . .

http://www.sanexwta.com/assets/story_image/HingisVisitsSanex101502.jpg

Does anyone know what her plans are for the rest of the year? I've heard reports that she's pulled out for the rest of the year, but is she still planning to play next year?

TennisHack
10-20-2002, 09:14 PM
Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian and Myriam Casanova in Zurich

http://www.sanexwta.com/assets/story_image/MikaelianCasanovaTrophy1012.jpg

Static
10-20-2002, 09:30 PM
Sweet thread, I missed it for a while :o you guys have to post more on Marco Chiudinelli :D

Mrs. B
10-21-2002, 11:52 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Does anyone know what her plans are for the rest of the year? I've heard reports that she's pulled out for the rest of the year, but is she still planning to play next year?

She's not playing anymore till the year's end and she hasn't decided if she'll participate in the Australian Open. She said maybe the comeback after her operation was a bit too early...

She's probably learning how to play golf with Sergio...:rolleyes:

Nina
10-21-2002, 12:05 PM
where was Mikaelian born? In Switzerland or Armenia?

TennisHack
10-21-2002, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
She's not playing anymore till the year's end and she hasn't decided if she'll participate in the Australian Open. She said maybe the comeback after her operation was a bit too early...

She's probably learning how to play golf with Sergio...:rolleyes:

Thanks, Mrs. B. I saw that she could still end up in the year-end Top Ten! :eek:

She & Sergio broke up. Not sure what sort of smiley that deserves . . .

Mrs. B
10-21-2002, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


She & Sergio broke up. Not sure what sort of smiley that deserves . . .

They broke up? Awwww, i didn't know that. I really wish she could find a good guy on a long term basis...Sergio must have been the longest. :eek:

Mrs. B
10-21-2002, 01:00 PM
Shit, Roger meets Krati in the first round of Basel!!!!!

Mrs. B
10-21-2002, 01:02 PM
Then Marc faces Juanqui, and Ivo will play Alex!!!

Doris Loeffel
10-21-2002, 01:13 PM
Really not the best draw for the swiss playser as they'll more or less kick themselfs out of the tournament.

Roger vs. Michel in first round and the winner might face George in round 2 (I take it that he'll beat Waske as he already beat him at the last quali round in Wimbledon.) grrrrrr....... The draw last year looked much more swiss friendly. As they werent to meet each other before the semis. Not so this year also Ivo and Marc might already meet in the quarters when they get that far that is.

Stilll Goood luck to all the swiss palywer!!

Hooooooopppppp Schwiiiizzzzz!!!!

Mrs. B
10-21-2002, 01:19 PM
Unlikely Ivo & Marc will meet in the quarters though...first, they still have to beat their first round opponents...

at least the CH boys got wild cards...

Doris Loeffel
10-21-2002, 03:01 PM
Well one can dream Mrs B. ;)

TennisHack
10-21-2002, 04:00 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Shit, Roger meets Krati in the first round of Basel!!!!!

That was more or less my exact reaction to seeing the draw. ARGH!! This sucks :(

But, at least for you Mrs. B, you'll get to see Roger & Michel both when you go, no? And you can report back to me :D er, I mean "us" LOL!

TennisHack
10-21-2002, 04:19 PM
Michel also received a wildcard with Alex Corretja to play doubles! What is it with him & the Spanish players? :D

RogiFan
10-21-2002, 06:29 PM
:) i don't know but i think it's neat! wish rogi had more of a connection w the spanish guys cos i like them and him! hope rogi had a good time in madrid.

Doris Loeffel
10-22-2002, 08:59 AM
TH bad news for you...


.....Michel is fighting against the flew. He was in bed yesterday. Hopes he'll be able to do a little training today and will be fit for tomorrow. I hope so too. Darn it's really a shame that they have to face each other in round 1!!! GRRRRRRR that's a Riesengrosse Sch.....se. Too bad one has to loose.

Mrs. B
10-22-2002, 09:44 AM
awww, poor Krati has the flu. Hope he recovers soon. With all those pharma companies in Basel they should be able to fix him up in no time...;)


Good luck to Marc today with the doubles. and of course, Ivo & George...

RogiFan
10-22-2002, 12:37 PM
:( Poor Micha! Why does this always happen when the guy is playing at home? Last week Alex wasn't well... and Costa, of course, who is better this week, I guess, since he's in the draw.

The crowd will be divided between Rogi and Micha.

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by Doris Loeffel
TH bad news for you...


.....Michel is fighting against the flew. He was in bed yesterday. Hopes he'll be able to do a little training today and will be fit for tomorrow. I hope so too. Darn it's really a shame that they have to face each other in round 1!!! GRRRRRRR that's a Riesengrosse Sch.....se. Too bad one has to loose.

:sad: Oh.

Last year he was sick here, too :( I hope he's well enough to play tomorrow . . . poor Micha. I'll have to send him some good vibes and a little love ;)

Mrs. B
10-22-2002, 01:08 PM
btw., Hackie, i saw his Dad at the parking place, i was just leaving and he was coming in, but he waved at me...

i parked there cuz i took my girlfriend's kid out for a walk to the animal farm across the tennis center.