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TheBoiledEgg
09-23-2004, 02:19 PM
Spain 0 0 France
R1 - C.MOYA (ESP) vs P.MATHIEU (FRA)
R2 - J.FERRERO (ESP) vs F.SANTORO (FRA)
R3 - R.NADAL / T.ROBREDO (ESP) vs M.LLODRA / F.SANTORO (FRA)
R4 - C.MOYA (ESP) vs F.SANTORO (FRA)
R5 - J.FERRERO (ESP) vs P.MATHIEU (FRA)

TheBoiledEgg
09-23-2004, 02:20 PM
cant believe there wasnt a thread for this :o
all play offs got one

pffffffff and Carlos plays 1st :help:
Venga Moya :D :)

Experimentee
09-23-2004, 02:45 PM
This could be very interesting since Moya and Ferrero arent in their best form. I still think Spain will win as France havent got their best team either.

RogiFan88
09-23-2004, 03:26 PM
Vamos, Carlos, start Spain off on the right foot...

Fergie
09-23-2004, 04:45 PM
Vamos Espa˝a :bigclap:

grosjeanlol
09-23-2004, 05:35 PM
no, gooooo france !! you will see Paul-henri !! He is very good at playing !! he comes with a big big force !!!!
Come on france !!!!!!!!

Xavidbz
09-23-2004, 06:28 PM
ívamos Espa˝a!

Chris Seahorse
09-23-2004, 06:58 PM
Good luck Fabrice. :)

Raquel
09-23-2004, 11:25 PM
Vamos Espana! :bounce:

Good Luck Carlos and Juanqui :yeah:

Via
09-24-2004, 12:46 AM
france needs some cheering

ALLEZ LES BLEUS :bounce:

Fedex
09-24-2004, 01:52 AM
Vamos, Spain!! :D

RogiFan88
09-24-2004, 02:29 AM
funny already 4 fans of Roger cheering for Espana!! VIVA ESPANA!!

Billabong
09-24-2004, 03:39 AM
GOOOOO Spain:woohoo:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ferrero Forever
09-24-2004, 04:24 AM
Juanqui, win all your matches, i hope spain can pull through. VIVA ESPANA

Fergie
09-24-2004, 05:25 AM
funny already 4 fans of Roger cheering for Espana!! VIVA ESPANA!!
We know what is good :angel:

Vamos Carlos :bigclap:

claudine140
09-24-2004, 05:50 AM
good luck carlos and juan, win your matches and give spain two points at the end of the day

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2004, 06:31 AM
I worry about Spain-France ending the day even, since France will definately be the favourites to win the doubles :( Don't let it happen, Ferrero and Moya! ;)

chocc0
09-24-2004, 07:29 AM
Go Spain!

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 10:22 AM
Carlos, come on :)
1-2

sol
09-24-2004, 10:24 AM
Vamos Carlos!!!!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 10:36 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 2-3 (Moya Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

1NightStandsRule
09-24-2004, 10:40 AM
Please Moya don't play the let Mathieu get 2 sets to love up and choke it for him to win game.

Vamos Espana 2-0 at the end of the 1st day.

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 10:43 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-3 (Mathieu Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 10:44 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-4 (Moya Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 10:50 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-5 (Mathieu Serving for the Set)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 10:51 AM
Carlos :rolleyes:
pathetic FH's
3-5 :help:

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 10:56 AM
Carlos 3-6 :o

he had 0-30
and 2 more horrible FH's :o

sol
09-24-2004, 10:57 AM
PHM 6-3 :scared:

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 10:57 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 0-0 (Moya Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

poundcatt
09-24-2004, 11:00 AM
Carlos is doing another vanishng act. Would be great for p-H if he could beat him and redeem himself for the russia-France DC match.

1NightStandsRule
09-24-2004, 11:02 AM
Come on Carlos, you know that Mathieu can't win in 5 sets, I just hope it's not a choice of strategy by Carlos.

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 11:07 AM
Carlos broken again
0-1
DF :rolleyes:

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 11:07 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 0-1 (Mathieu Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 11:08 AM
should have played Ferrero as #1

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 11:15 AM
Careless has had 0-30 about 4 times and blown it every time :o

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 11:16 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 1-1 (Moya Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 11:16 AM
Carlos breaks back 1-1 :D :)
now focus u prize idiot

1NightStandsRule
09-24-2004, 11:20 AM
The crowd need to lift Careless.

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 11:22 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 2-1 (Mathieu Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-24-2004, 11:28 AM
CMON PAUL HENRI!!!

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 11:30 AM
Carlos 4 bp's missed this game :fiery:

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 11:33 AM
6th chance for plonker now
take this :smash:

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 11:34 AM
finally Careless 3-1 :D

Ferrero Forever
09-24-2004, 11:34 AM
i reckon he'll still win though, he's off to a slow start but he'll come through. Viva Espana

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 11:34 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 3-1 (Moya Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 11:38 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 4-1 (Mathieu Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

junekidd
09-24-2004, 11:40 AM
it looks like that Carlos has waken up! defeat him more easily pls...

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 11:43 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 4-2 (Moya Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

Bj÷rki
09-24-2004, 11:44 AM
VAMOS Carlos :D

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 11:45 AM
Carlos is playing better now, but still it's not the great Moyß. He just doesn't know how to make backhands, he's slicing all of them... forehand is being pretty good though. Go Carlos - go Spain!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 11:45 AM
And it is 5-2. Win this set Moya!

Raquel
09-24-2004, 11:46 AM
Vamos Carlos! Take the set :D

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 11:46 AM
5-2, now break him for set :)

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 11:48 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 5-2 (Mathieu Serving to stay in the Set)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 11:52 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 5-3 (Moya Serving for the Set)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

junekidd
09-24-2004, 11:52 AM
hold it and win this set pls Carlos! :worship:

Ferrero Forever
09-24-2004, 11:52 AM
VAMOS Carlos :D
VAMOS JUANQUI :worship:

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 11:54 AM
6-3 plonker :yeah:

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 11:54 AM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 6-3 0-0 (Mathieu Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 11:57 AM
íVamos Carlos!

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 12:01 PM
Carlos breaks 1-0 :D :) a DF :o

Raquel
09-24-2004, 12:02 PM
Carlos :banana:

I love the stadium! Is this another one of the stadiums in Spain that is used as a bullring?

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 12:03 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 6-3 1-0 (Moya Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 12:04 PM
Moyß playing better and better, he's confident now

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 12:05 PM
Carlos :banana:

I love the stadium! Is this another one of the stadiums in Spain that is used as a bullring?


Yes, it is the Plaza de Toros de Alicante, also called Plaza Espa˝a, which was built in the early 1800s and it is still used as a bullring.

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 12:05 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 6-3 2-0 (Mathieu Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 12:09 PM
Carlos missed 0-40 :smash:

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 12:12 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 6-3 2-1 (Moya Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 12:19 PM
Moya just saved a bp but wasted and advantage... he should be 4-0 up and instead he is 2-1 DEUCE...

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 12:25 PM
finally he held 3-1 :D :)

Raquel
09-24-2004, 12:25 PM
Yes, it is the Plaza de Toros de Alicante, also called Plaza Espa˝a, which was built in the early 1800s and it is still used as a bullring.
Thanks Yashirobai. It is a really lovely arena with that higher tier at the top and it's great to see so many people in it :)

Carlos holds for 3-1 :D

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 12:25 PM
3-1 Moyß, 2 bp saved phew...

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 12:32 PM
*4-1 Careless :D

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 12:35 PM
that BH slice is working more and more
PHM is having trouble with it (and its not even that good a slice :o)

Neely
09-24-2004, 12:38 PM
VAMOS Carlos! :clap2: :clap2: :D :bounce:

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 12:41 PM
that BH slice is working more and more
PHM is having trouble with it (and its not even that good a slice :o)

I agree, but that is because Moya's regular backhand is just awful. Moya's tactics are simple: sliced backhand to keep in the point (he knows his regular backhgand makes him make lots of errors, ha just has no control on it) and, when he can use his forehand, try to hit a winner or force an error. Useful, yes, but it's sad to see he has no backhand.

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 12:41 PM
Moya had set point - DEUCE - great passing shot by Mathieu. This set is Moya's though.

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 12:43 PM
Game Mathieu - 5-2 Moyß serving. Win it now.

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 12:47 PM
BEST POINT OF THE MATCH!!!!!!

Moyß hit a backhand lob, a forehand lob and a extra-difficult great backhand passing shot with an excellent angle!!!


And TRIPLE SET POINT MOY┴!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 12:47 PM
3-6 6-3 6-2 Moyß

GO SPAIN

VIVA ESPAĐA

Raquel
09-24-2004, 12:47 PM
Vamos Carlos :bounce:

ytben
09-24-2004, 12:49 PM
Vamos Carlos! One more set to go! :bounce:

Bj÷rki
09-24-2004, 12:51 PM
VAMOS CARLOS :D

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 12:52 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 6-3 6-2 0-0 (Mathieu Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 12:53 PM
Interesting stat: Carlos has won his last 8 Davis Cup matches - he has not lost a match since 2001 and with this win he'd get his 9th consecutive win. Pretty impressing. The best of all those matches was, I think, the one he played versus Philippoussis.

And he keeps hitting great lobs now...

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 12:56 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 6-3 6-2 0-1 (Moya Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 01:13 PM
Carlos 2-3 in 4th

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 01:17 PM
0-40 Mathieu

Carlos, focus!

Neely
09-24-2004, 01:18 PM
please, Carlos :rolleyes: :fiery:

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 01:18 PM
Carlos :smash:
got broken 2-4 :mad:

stupid drop shot

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 01:19 PM
4-2 Mathieu, stupid Moya hitting a ridiculous dropshot that hit the net... ok, now break Carlos!

Raquel
09-24-2004, 01:19 PM
Come on Carlos, break him back here!

Neely
09-24-2004, 01:19 PM
damn, Mathieu breaks :banghead:

come on, Carlos... win that match, you can still do it!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 01:23 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 6-3 6-2 2-4 (Mathieu Serving)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 01:24 PM
Mathieu 5-2, looks like it's going to a 5th set... where, remember, Mathieu has a 1-5 record - hopfeully it will be 1-6 ;)

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 01:24 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 1.

Carlos Moya v Paul Henri Mathieu 3-6 6-3 6-2 2-5 (Moya Serving to stay in the Set)

VAMOS PAUL!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 01:28 PM
Set point Mathieu

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 01:29 PM
Carlos, make him serve for it :mad:

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 01:29 PM
SAVED

AD MOY┴

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 01:30 PM
Game Moyß

Mathieu serving for set now at 5-3 - Carlos you can still break, go!

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 01:30 PM
Careless held 3-5
now break back :fiery:

Bj÷rki
09-24-2004, 01:31 PM
come on Carlos break back!!

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 01:35 PM
final set now
Carlos :fiery: come on :smash:

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 01:36 PM
set Mathieu

3-6 6-3 6-2 3-6 Moyß serving now - Please win it!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 01:39 PM
They are so tied right now:

MATCH
Returning points won: both 37%
Points won 1str serve: both 72&
Points won 2nd serve: both 53%
Total point won: 119-118

Now, Moyß, WIN!

ytben
09-24-2004, 01:39 PM
Vamos Carlos! PLEASE win the fifth set!!!! :bounce:

Raquel
09-24-2004, 01:39 PM
Come on Carlos, get a good start here!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 01:40 PM
Moyß played a very good game at love: 1-0 Moya

GO!!

Neely
09-24-2004, 01:44 PM
unbelievable exchange by Carlos!
40-30

Neely
09-24-2004, 01:45 PM
come on, Carlos! :banana: :D

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 01:47 PM
Carlos :mad:
2nd serve return netted :fiery:
still 2nd bp

yes 2-0 :D :)
PHM long on FH

Raquel
09-24-2004, 01:47 PM
Vamos Carlos!! :bounce:

Neely
09-24-2004, 01:48 PM
break Moyß! :D

*2-0 Carlos

hold your break :smash:

RogiFan88
09-24-2004, 01:48 PM
too early for Carlos to play... yep, s have played Juanqui first...

WAKE UP CARLOS!

s who's the torero and who's the toro???

Carlos, you must win... can't humiliate yourself in fr of your fans... at home

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 01:49 PM
Carlos DF's to go 0-30 :rolleyes:
served into BOTTOM of net :help:

ytben
09-24-2004, 01:49 PM
Carlos :D :D :D Keep going!!! I really wish I have coverage :mad:

ytben
09-24-2004, 01:50 PM
Carlos DF's to go 0-30 :rolleyes:
served into BOTTOM of net :help:

:lol: :tape: :help: Carlos

RogiFan88
09-24-2004, 01:52 PM
and another Rogi fan cheering for ESPANA!!!

Bj÷rki
09-24-2004, 01:58 PM
come on Carlos HOLD!

ytben
09-24-2004, 01:59 PM
and another Rogi fan cheering for ESPANA!!!

With Carlos, Juanqui, Rafa and Tommy in the team, who won't be cheering for them? :angel:

Carlos, c'mon please pleaseeee hold!!! All these adv-deuces are driving me crazy.

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 02:00 PM
pffffffffff rebreak :mad:
Carlos :smash: :fiery:

ytben
09-24-2004, 02:00 PM
Carlos :rolleyes: C'mon break him again now!!!!

RogiFan88
09-24-2004, 02:00 PM
wish I was there...

VAMOS, CHARLY!

Neely
09-24-2004, 02:00 PM
oh nooooooooo :rolleyes:

BREAK AGAIN, Carlos!

Bj÷rki
09-24-2004, 02:03 PM
Carlos :smash:

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 02:13 PM
good hold Carlos 3-2 :)
after DF to go 0-15

now break him :fiery:

Neely
09-24-2004, 02:14 PM
3-2* Moyß

break, break, break, break Paulo now :fiery:

Experimentee
09-24-2004, 02:14 PM
Can someone keep posting the scores, the scoreboard isnt working for me :mad:

Mane
09-24-2004, 02:16 PM
15-0

oxy
09-24-2004, 02:22 PM
i think paul is playing so good now

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 02:23 PM
Carlos is gone :retard:
broken to love 3-4 :cuckoo:

oxy
09-24-2004, 02:23 PM
3bps for paul now

Raquel
09-24-2004, 02:23 PM
Carlos! :mad: :fiery:

Fight back, Carlos!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:24 PM
Moyß too bad 4-3 Mathieu serving

Moyß disappointing, very disappointing, hopefully he can still break back, but I don't think so... Carlos... very, very bad match, except for some moments in the 2nd and 3rd sets... pretty bad.

ytben
09-24-2004, 02:24 PM
Carlos :smash: :bigcry: C'mon please break back!

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 02:25 PM
Carlos only hope is now for Mathieu to choke

Neely
09-24-2004, 02:27 PM
Paulo 0-30

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:28 PM
15-40 Carlos break break break!!!!!!

Great forehand winner by the way

Bj÷rki
09-24-2004, 02:29 PM
come on Carlos break back!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:30 PM
Carlos ridiculous

hit a forehand to the net on a 2nd serve

still 30-40 though, break!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:30 PM
2nd serve - Moya's return out again

No comments...........

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 02:31 PM
Carlos :smash:
two 2nd serves rets not in :mad:
deuce

Neely
09-24-2004, 02:31 PM
deuce :help: :banghead:

Raquel
09-24-2004, 02:31 PM
Awful returns from Carlos. 2 bp's, 2 unforced error returns :sad:

Come on Carlos!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:32 PM
ad Mathieu

Carlos just VERY VERY BAD

junekidd
09-24-2004, 02:32 PM
carlos... are you thinking of china open still? pls come back!!! :(

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 02:33 PM
3-5
Carlos :smash:
totally useless

Neely
09-24-2004, 02:33 PM
damn it :banghead: :banghead:

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:34 PM
5-3 Mathieu

Mathieu is not playing that good. Carlos just is playing awful, making silly unforced errors, feeling the pressure, afraid of losing - and he will lose when he should have won it many minutes before...

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:34 PM
0-30 Mathieu, Carlos hit a DF and went to the net ridiculously...

ytben
09-24-2004, 02:35 PM
C'mon Carlos, at least hold here!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:37 PM
Match point Mathieu - have to admit he hit an awesome backhand

oxy
09-24-2004, 02:37 PM
can't deny paul played very well

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 02:38 PM
Carlos got broken again to lose

he couldnt even let the CHOKE MASTER serve for it

Carlos, just pathetic

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:38 PM
Mathieu won

Carlos - DISAPPOINTING; EXTREMELY BAD MATCH

:sad:

Now win your match Juan Carlos!

Bilbo
09-24-2004, 02:38 PM
Mathieu is back where he was 2 years ago. Don't underestimate him.

ytben
09-24-2004, 02:39 PM
Carlos :sad: Vamos Juanqui :bounce:

Raquel
09-24-2004, 02:39 PM
Carlos :sad: :sad: Too defensive on that match point!

Mathieu never showed any signs of choking there at all and deserved it, but Carlos :sad:


Come on Juanqui! :bounce: I think this could be another long, hard match as JCF is not on form and Fabrice is always tricky.

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:39 PM
can't deny paul played very well


Mathieu played a good match, but if Carlos had played just not in a so pathetic way, he would have won it.

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 02:39 PM
there is NO way in that Spain will win the doubles

so basically at best its gonna be Spain 1-2 going to Sunday

Neely
09-24-2004, 02:40 PM
damn Carlos :fiery: :banghead: :banghead:
:tears:


anyway, congrats to Paulo, he rewarded his nomination with a win!

visions23
09-24-2004, 02:40 PM
congrats Paulo, i knew you could do it ! :worship:

Bj÷rki
09-24-2004, 02:41 PM
NOOOOOOOO :( :(
Carlos :smash:

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 02:43 PM
Carlos has to have the WORST 5 set record of any top player ever :help:

Experimentee
09-24-2004, 02:44 PM
France now have a huge chance to win this.
Santoro is in better form than JC, and the French have a much better doubles team. It could be over 3-0 tomorrow.

RogiFan88
09-24-2004, 02:47 PM
how can Spain win now??? doesn't give Juanqui any confidence and he NEEDS it bad... now I'm glad I'm NOT there...

VAMOS, JUANQUI!!

If Juanqui doesn't win today...

dylan24
09-24-2004, 02:47 PM
you fucking loser carlos moya.

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:48 PM
there is NO way in that Spain will win the doubles

so basically at best its gonna be Spain 1-2 going to Sunday

right, I agree, which means if Ferrero does not win this match, we are basically out. We've gotta win all the singles matches.

I don't know if Moyß should play on Sunday, maybe Tommy or even Rafa would be a better choice.

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 02:51 PM
Tommy vs Santoro is a good bet as Tommy beats Santoro up in his sleep

Ferrero's record vs Santoro is ok, but all matches gone the distance that Ferrero won.
Santoro's only win was when Ferrero rtd

This is not looking good :o

I knew it was gonna be trouble when Carlos had to play 1st up

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:51 PM
France now have a huge chance to win this.
Santoro is in better form than JC, and the French have a much better doubles team. It could be over 3-0 tomorrow.


Santoro might be in better form than JC now, but Ferrero will win it, on clay, at home, his home, Alicante, he is so motivated, he says he is fully recovered, playing well, Santoro is just a tricky player, but he cannot overplay JC, which is basically the only way to defeat him on clay unless he plays very, very badly, which is not what I expect from him today.

It should be 2-1 on Sunday and then Ferrero should win the 5th match and be the hero :D :D (maybe being too optimistic... ;))

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 02:54 PM
Moyß's 5-set record is 14-16 right now , certainly quite bad for a former world No.1

oxy
09-24-2004, 02:58 PM
what time is the match starting?

visions23
09-24-2004, 02:59 PM
I don't think Santoro will win... Ferrero is better, even if Santoro isn't easy to play.

sol
09-24-2004, 03:06 PM
:o I have had a knotty day at work and then I found this painful Carlos's defeat :mad: :fiery: :banghead:

Carlos :smash:

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2004, 03:35 PM
While PHM always had the potential to be dangerous, I am a bit surprised that he actually managed to pull it off. Well done. Not the result that I wanted at all, but my hat is off to him for proving me so very wrong.

That said, the tie is more or less on Ferrero's shoulders now, seeing as France will probably win the doubles. Doh!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 03:40 PM
Ferrero is playing pretty good tennis, making very few unforced errors and looking confident. He is a break up. Only physical problems can make him lose this match now.

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2004, 03:41 PM
Tommy vs Santoro is a good bet as Tommy beats Santoro up in his sleep

Ferrero's record vs Santoro is ok, but all matches gone the distance that Ferrero won.
Santoro's only win was when Ferrero rtd

This is not looking good :o

I knew it was gonna be trouble when Carlos had to play 1st up
Agreed- hopefully they put Robredo in on Sunday (assuming the rubbers are still ive then :tape: )

It occurs to me that Ferrero is the only one on the team who has won a DC before. Come on Ferrero, you can do it again :p

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2004, 03:42 PM
Ferrero is playing pretty good tennis, making very few unforced errors and looking confident. He is a break up. Only physical problems can make him lose this match now.
Good news :yeah:

Bj÷rki
09-24-2004, 03:42 PM
Ferrero 4*-3

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 03:45 PM
JC 5-3, playing better and better. GO!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 03:46 PM
3 SET POINTS FERRERO

It's winner after winner now, just keep focusing JC, and win it in straight sets.

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 03:47 PM
6-3 FERRERO WITH A FOREHAND WINNER PASSING SHOT!!! EXCELLENT TENNIS BY THE SPANIARD IN A BIT MORE OF HALF AN HOUR

GO SPAIN!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 03:51 PM
30-0 Ferrero with two more winners

In the last games it's been just winner after winner of Ferrero

ytben
09-24-2004, 03:56 PM
Juanqui :D Thanks for the commentaries Yashirobai, keep them coming please!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 03:59 PM
Juanqui :D Thanks for the commentaries Yashirobai, keep them coming please!

you're welcome

Ferrero breaks again with a forehand passing shot. Santoro should change his strategy of coming to the net because he's losing about all those points.

Two UE by Ferrero now, 0-30, stay calm JC!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:01 PM
GREAT POINT!!!

Great dropshot from Santoro which Ferrero reaches, makes another dropshot, wins the point!

30 all

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:02 PM
bp Santoro now... good PS by the French...

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:04 PM
DEUCE

BP again

Santoro breaks

not a big problem though, I think, Ferrero looks in control of the match although the break.

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 04:06 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 2-1 (Santoro Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

ytben
09-24-2004, 04:07 PM
Juanqui :rolleyes: What happened there? Fabrice is playing better I bet.

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:08 PM
I knew it was just a bad game.

15-40

GAME FERRERO
3-1

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:11 PM
0-30
40-30 ace Juan Carlos

Game Juan Carlos, 4-1, very confident, good tennis :)

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 04:11 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 4-1 (Santoro Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

ytben
09-24-2004, 04:15 PM
0-30
40-30 ace Juan Carlos

Game Juan Carlos, 4-1, very confident, good tennis :)

Good to hear he's looking confident :D Keep going JC!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:17 PM
OL╔╔╔╔╔╔╔╔╔╔╔╔╔╔╔╔╔╔!!!

What a point by Juan Carlos, so many great backhands and an impressing jumping-smash :)

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:18 PM
2nd bp Ferrero

Santoro is a toy, a sparring right now for Juan Carlos. Many points are like this: Ferrero dominates from the baseline with powerfull backhands and forehands, finally wins with a winner or makes Santoro hit a big lob that he smahes.

GAME FERRERO, 5-1!!! Serving for set now!!!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 04:19 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 5-1 (Ferrero Serving for the Set)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:19 PM
Santoro has not won a serving game since 3-3 in the first set

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:21 PM
What a great point now!!!

Crosscourt backhand, down-the-line backhand, smash, forehand and dropshot, by this order, almost all the different shots in one point, of course won by the master Juan Carlos!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:22 PM
2 Set points Juan Carlos
6-3 6-1 Juan Carlos!!!!

He's playing tremendous tennis, it's so nice to watch!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 04:23 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 0-0 (Santoro Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:25 PM
Ferrero's won 55% of the returning points of the match.

Total points won: 59-34

He is a hurricane, Santoro can't do anything. It's the best version of Ferrero. He is literally eating Santoro. Lots, lots of smashes after powerfull shots from the baseline. Great Juan Carlos!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:26 PM
Santoro changed his clothes, you could say he's finished by his face.

ytben
09-24-2004, 04:27 PM
What a great point now!!!

Crosscourt backhand, down-the-line backhand, smash, forehand and dropshot, by this order, almost all the different shots in one point, of course won by the master Juan Carlos!

:eek: I want to see it :mad:

JC :worship: One more set to go, vamos!!!

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2004, 04:27 PM
You know, "ALLEZ FABRICE" would probably be more apt than "VAMOS FABRICE"

Regardless, I'm thrilled to hear that Ferrero is play so well. Been waiting a long to hear that again :)

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:28 PM
We are in a Plaza de Toros, SanTORO is of course the TORO and Ferrero, the MATADOR!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 04:30 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 0-1 (Ferrero Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:31 PM
1-0 Santo now, probably Ferrero was a bit relaxed, but this match is Ferrero's.

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:32 PM
Game Ferrero at love.

1-1

íVAMOS JUAN CARLOS, VAMOS ESPAĐA!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 04:33 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 1-1 (Santoro Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 04:41 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 1-2 (Ferrero Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 04:46 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 1-3 (Santoro Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:46 PM
break Santoro, 3-1

Ferrero didn't play a good game
Santoro played better, some impressive shots, two good drposhots.

Ferrero, break back and win this set, you can do it!

ytben
09-24-2004, 04:48 PM
Juanqui :mad: Break him back please! Juanqui can definetely serve better, only 47% first serve%.

ae wowww
09-24-2004, 04:49 PM
For those with Sky

There is a cracking DC tie going on between France and Spain in the semis on Xtra. For the neutral it might be a great watch.
Mathieu has put france one up by beating Moya, and Santaro is on serve with Ferrero in the first. Remember, france have their number one Grosjean missing. It just shows great strength in depth in French tennis at the moment, Something we don't have.

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:52 PM
Ferrero is not playing good this set. More errors, less winners, doesn't look happy...

4-1 Santoro, Juan Carlos, come back!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 04:57 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 1-4 (Ferrero Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 04:58 PM
Ferrero double faults, 5-1 Santoro, serving for set.

What's wrong Juan Carlos??? Come on!

ytben
09-24-2004, 04:58 PM
1-5 what's wrong with Juanqui? :eek:

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 05:00 PM
3 Set points Fabrice with three aces.
Set Santoro

6-3 6-1 1-6 Ferrero. Now focus!

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2004, 05:00 PM
Nice tank in the third, JCF! Way to save that energy for the 4th! ;)

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 05:02 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 1-6 0-0 (Ferrero Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2004, 05:02 PM
Fabrice with three aces.

Erm.. :lol:

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 05:04 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 1-6 1-0 (Santoro Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 05:04 PM
Ferrero looks better, wins the opening game at love with some good shots. Hopfeully he can win this set and close the match.

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 05:09 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 1-6 2-0 (Ferrero Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 05:09 PM
YESSS!

Ferrero breaks, 2-0, he is playing good again, not as good as in the 2ns set, but good enough to defeat Fabrice.

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 05:18 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 1-6 3-0 (Santoro Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

ytben
09-24-2004, 05:20 PM
Phewww Juanqui, good hold. Keep going, vamos!

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 05:20 PM
Ferrero saves break points, holds, 3-0!

Will this match get over today??? It's gonna be suspended if it is not over at 19.45.

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 05:24 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 1-6 3-1 (Ferrero Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 05:30 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 1-6 3-2 (Santoro Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

Bj÷rki
09-24-2004, 05:31 PM
Santoro broke back 3-2

Yashirobai
09-24-2004, 05:31 PM
Ferrero double faluts, Santoro breaks after JC had some advantages, 3-2* Ferrero...

It will probably be better if they stop it now and contiunue it tomorrow, Ferrero will be better I guess.

ytben
09-24-2004, 05:32 PM
Juanqui :rolleyes: :smash: Yeah it may be better if they stop now and continue tomorrow.

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 05:35 PM
Davis Cup Semi-Final. Rubber 2.

Juan Carlos Ferrero v Fabrice Santoro 6-3 6-1 1-6 3-3 (Ferrero Serving)

VAMOS FABRICE!!!

MissPovaFan
09-24-2004, 05:37 PM
Play suspended!

TheBoiledEgg
09-24-2004, 05:38 PM
play suspended

good for Spain :)
Ferrero escapes PHEW :)

tomorrow another day
and Fabrice also has to play doubles tomorrow but if its 2-0 France...... it wont matter

come on Ferrero tomorrow :)

RogiFan88
09-24-2004, 06:04 PM
Moya doesn't deserve to play on Sunday...

Marine
09-24-2004, 06:05 PM
BRAVO PAULO :worship:
ALLEZ FABRICE :yippee:

Fergie
09-24-2004, 06:28 PM
JC was playing badly the last games, lucky boy :smash:

Via
09-25-2004, 12:29 AM
thanks for calling the matches guys...

france :worship:

they seemed so hopeless before it started. the 'depth' in their players is arguable... apart from grosjean there're only two top 50 players now. you don't need a bunch of players in #50-150 to win davis cup, just two or three top players would do very well.

of course rankings can't measure how some play above themselves when playing for their country!

keep going..... :D

Daniel
09-25-2004, 01:45 AM
Go Spain :D

Billabong
09-25-2004, 03:14 AM
Cmon JC:bounce:! Win this match:D!!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-25-2004, 03:31 AM
Vamos Juan :hearts: and Tommy :smooch:,become the SPAIN HEROS this time!!! :fiery::rocker::rocker2:

silverwhite
09-25-2004, 03:32 AM
Allez Fabrice!

Fedex
09-25-2004, 03:57 AM
Vamos, Spain :D

Lalitha
09-25-2004, 06:56 AM
How come Moya could ever lose that match? :smash: Moya!

Joycelovemario
09-25-2004, 08:14 AM
moya was out at first round in China open!
He~~~~~should be kicked!!!
Come on Moya! catch your confidence on the court!

Joycelovemario
09-25-2004, 08:17 AM
Vamos Juan :hearts: and Tommy :smooch:,become the SPAIN HEROS this time!!! :fiery::rocker::rocker2:
DARLING! He should be or not he is gulty this time! :fiery: :mad: :ras: :smash: :scratch: