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~RAFA 2005~

~EMiLiTA~
11-25-2004, 12:04 PM
he's down to play Doha in the first week (which is a bit weird since he and Tommy had a doubles title to defend in Chennai)...and after that he's going to Auckland followed by Aus Open. Vamos Rafa...hope he isn't plagued by injuries like he was this year

Carlita
11-25-2004, 12:21 PM
:bounce: ¡VAMOS RAFA! Hope he has a great year!! The Top 20 awaits my dear!!!! http://smileys.******************/cat/36/36_4_9.gif

and a Rafa "thingie" too..... better not leave Rafa out, :haha: Pix made by Winterdreams :hug:

Ti-Anne
11-25-2004, 08:55 PM
:bounce: ¡VAMOS RAFA! Hope he has a great year!! The Top 20 awaits my dear!!!! http://smileys.******************/cat/36/36_4_9.gif

and a Rafa "thingie" too..... better not leave Rafa out, :haha: Pix made by
Winterdreams :hug:

Great job dear ! :worship:

chocc0
11-26-2004, 10:19 AM
Vamos Rafa!!!!! he should have come to sydney:(

~EMiLiTA~
11-26-2004, 11:23 AM
yeah...but he was the finalist in Auckland this year so I guess he wants to go back there

Eruwen
11-26-2004, 07:44 PM
Good luck Rafa in 2005! Win some more titles! :yeah:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-27-2004, 07:45 AM
Good luck to you,also win some double titles with Tommy!!! ;):kiss::rocker2:

Zara
11-27-2004, 08:45 AM
yeah it is weird....he could have defended his title...definitely this is the year for rafa to up his ranking!!!....VAMOS RAFAEL!!..
btw Lady Carlita i really like ur avatar...it has my fav's on it!!

Carlita
11-27-2004, 09:55 AM
yeah it is weird....he could have defended his title...definitely this is the year for rafa to up his ranking!!!....VAMOS RAFAEL!!..
btw Lady Carlita i really like ur avatar...it has my fav's on it!!

:wavey: Thank you Zara! :hug:

-ernie-
12-06-2004, 11:24 PM
:worship: Go Rafa! Please come to Indian Wells, Ill be there! :D

chocc0
12-06-2004, 11:29 PM
I so cannot wait till the aus season starts and then i wont have to watch the bloody cricket!

-ernie-
12-06-2004, 11:47 PM
I so cannot wait till the aus season starts and then i wont have to watch the bloody cricket!
yea i know, right now its football, well, thats not bad at all but i miss tennis! :sad:

damaged
12-07-2004, 01:45 AM
yea i know, right now its football, well, thats not bad at all but i miss tennis! :sad:

ecch. i hate football. American, i'm assuming. they wouldn't let me play. and the BCS is screwed. college football is the only damn sport that's rankings are computed by a computer. and the NFL is conceited. 26 more days!

-ernie-
12-07-2004, 02:43 AM
yea i dont like the NFL that much either, I love college football though

chocc0
12-07-2004, 03:58 AM
yea i dont like the NFL that much either, I love college football though

NFL is gay they have to wear padding! you guys should watch NRL it rocks!

damaged
12-07-2004, 04:04 AM
rugby? they know how to get down and dirty... ;)

chocc0
12-07-2004, 04:07 AM
rugby? they know how to get down and dirty... ;)
Damn straight there are some hotties too! although my fave Ryan Girlder retired this year :sad:

ataptc
12-07-2004, 05:34 AM
i only get rugby union here and i love it :)

chocc0
12-07-2004, 05:36 AM
i only get rugby union here and i love it :)
i don't like rugby union but it's better than american football! which is all they use to play on espn!

Chloe le Bopper
12-07-2004, 06:44 AM
Do he and Robredo intend to play together through next year?

chocc0
12-07-2004, 07:19 AM
Do he and Robredo intend to play together through next year?
i hope so they r a good team
and oh so cute 2

~EMiLiTA~
12-07-2004, 10:59 AM
Do he and Robredo intend to play together through next year?

Not sure...there are rumours Rafa is going to play singles in DC and Feli/Nando the doubles, which means there's not much point playing together...but maybe they still will. I want to see them play again at the Aus Open, so hopefully they will lol

Iza
12-09-2004, 11:17 AM
I hope he will keep on playing doubles with Tommy cos they r doing a great job and it would be cool to see the two Spaniards win a slam :rocker:
Good luck Rafa in 2005!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

And pleaseeeee come to BCR Open Romania so that I can see him! :inlove:

ataptc
12-10-2004, 03:39 PM
i don't like rugby union but it's better than american football! which is all they use to play on espn!
hmmm why not? I heard rugby league's more exciting than rugby union though..

ataptc
12-10-2004, 03:41 PM
i hope they will continue playing doubles too

PaulieM
12-12-2004, 10:55 PM
Top 20 in '05!!! :wavey:

chocc0
12-12-2004, 11:07 PM
Hi Paulie M :wavey:

kandykane
12-15-2004, 06:44 AM
i just hope he doesn't get more injuries. :banana:

~EMiLiTA~
12-19-2004, 01:57 PM
just to let you know, Rafa's confirmed to play the Valencia tournament from the 4-10 April 2005

Iza
12-19-2004, 09:12 PM
great :)

Eruwen
12-22-2004, 08:26 AM
Does anyone know if he's playing Rotterdam?

Carlita
12-22-2004, 08:42 AM
Does anyone know if he's playing Rotterdam?
Probably not :crying2: I think he's stuck to someone....... and might go to South America with him. (they should both come to Holland!!!! :mad: ) Then again, he played Milano this year which is the week before I believe.... FINGERS CROSSED!!! Otherwise Rosmalen! Like he would have done this year!

:yippee: I think I'll flip if Tommy, Feli, Fer, JC and Rafa will be in Ahoy! You'll see me walking like this: :woohoo: http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/skippy.gif

Eruwen
12-22-2004, 09:30 AM
:yippee: I think I'll flip if Tommy, Feli, Fer, JC and Rafa will be in Ahoy! You'll see me walking like this: :woohoo: http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/skippy.gif Me too!! :lol: Poor guys, they won't know what hit them :lol:

Rafa has to come to Rotterdam, so he can play doubles with Tommy! :yeah:

Björki
12-22-2004, 09:37 AM
Vamos Rafa!
http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/skippy.gif
can't wait to see him again :)

chocc0
12-22-2004, 09:43 AM
i wont see him this year coz he's not going to sydney:(

Björki
12-22-2004, 09:46 AM
i wont see him this year coz he's not going to sydney:(
I am sorry for you. However I envy you so much going to Sydney.
I was there two years ago. I love the touney and SYDNEY is so
beautiful.

Eruwen
12-22-2004, 09:50 AM
Probably not :crying2: I think he's stuck to someone....... and might go to South America with him. (they should both come to Holland!!!! :mad: ) Then again, he played Milano this year which is the week before I believe.... FINGERS CROSSED!!! Otherwise Rosmalen! Like he would have done this year! I read a message on vamosrafael.com (on the messageboard) that last year, he stayed in Europe because, unlike Carlos, he has to improve his game on indoor courts. According to this person, Carlos goes to South America because it's clay and that way he can get a lot of points in order to qualify for the masters cup. Which makes sense, when you think about it. So.... there's still hope! ;)

Carlita
12-22-2004, 09:53 AM
Vamos Rafa!
http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/skippy.gif
can't wait to see him again :)
Yeeeeeeeaaaaaaaah Björki!!!! You found "THE Skip"!!!!!!!!! ;)

Tenchî
12-22-2004, 10:25 AM
Yeeeeeeeaaaaaaaah Björki!!!! You found "THE Skip"!!!!!!!!! ;)

:eek: Ehhh!!! I want this skip too …….. Please Lady_Carlita could you say to me the difference between Rosmalen and ’s-Hertogenbosch? My University and Den Bosch University have a friendly relation and both participate in The Erasmus Program. Is ’s-Hertogenbosch the same as Den Bosch? I’m something confused … :confused:

Eruwen
12-22-2004, 10:46 AM
:eek: Ehhh!!! I want this skip too …….. Please Lady_Carlita could you say to me the difference between Rosmalen and ’s-Hertogenbosch? My University and Den Bosch University have a friendly relation and both participate in The Erasmus Program. Is ’s-Hertogenbosch the same as Den Bosch? I’m something confused … :confused: Ok, I'm not Lady Carlita (duh :lol: ), but I'm from Holland too ;)

Anyway, Rosmalen is a little town just outside of 's Hertogenbosch. 's Hertogenbosch is indeed the same as Den Bosch. Actually, hardly anybody in Holland calls it 's Hertogenbosch, most people call it Den Bosch.

Are you referring to the Ordina Open? That is in fact in Rosmalen, but because 's Hertogenbosch is more well known than Rosmalen, I think it gets called 's Hertogenbosch as well.

Btw, Den Bosch doesn't have a university actually ;) In Holland, we have two types of higher education, something that you can describe as 'college' I guess, and university. The school in Den Bosch is a 'college', which means that it's slightly easier than university, and also more practical (university is theoretical, mostly).

Hope that helps!

Tenchî
12-22-2004, 11:20 AM
Ok, I'm not Lady Carlita (duh :lol: ), but I'm from Holland too ;)

Anyway, Rosmalen is a little town just outside of 's Hertogenbosch. 's Hertogenbosch is indeed the same as Den Bosch. Actually, hardly anybody in Holland calls it 's Hertogenbosch, most people call it Den Bosch.

Are you referring to the Ordina Open? That is in fact in Rosmalen, but because 's Hertogenbosch is more well known than Rosmalen, I think it gets called 's Hertogenbosch as well.

Btw, Den Bosch doesn't have a university actually ;) In Holland, we have two types of higher education, something that you can describe as 'college' I guess, and university. The school in Den Bosch is a 'college', which means that it's slightly easier than university, and also more practical (university is theoretical, mostly).

Hope that helps!

;) Thanks Eruwen,

Yes I’m talking about Ordina Open. In the past, the tournament was in Rosmalen, I think ‘s-Hertogenbosch was a different place.

In Spain, “Collage” and “University” are the same things. Spanish’s Collage is not easier than University. The difference is: (Collage = 3 years and University = 5 or 6 years). Do you understand me? :confused:

Eruwen
12-22-2004, 11:23 AM
;) Thanks Eruwen,

Yes I’m talking about Ordina Open. In the past, the tournament was in Rosmalen, I think ‘s-Hertogenbosch was a different place. It is a different place ;) And as far as I know, the tournament's still in Rosmalen

In Spain, “Collage” and “University” are the same things. Spanish’s Collage is not easier than University. The difference is: (Collage = 3 years and University = 5 or 6 years). Do you understand me? :confused: I understand you! :yeah: Holland has a very complex educational system, it's kinda hard to explain :lol:

Tenchî
12-22-2004, 11:29 AM
It is a different place ;) And as far as I know, the tournament's still in Rosmalen

I understand you! :yeah: Holland has a very complex educational system, it's kinda hard to explain :lol:

;) Ja ja ja, yeah! Spanish system is very complex too ... and my English is not enough good jet. :sad:

Carlita
12-22-2004, 11:34 AM
It is a different place ;) And as far as I know, the tournament's still in Rosmalen

I understand you! :yeah: Holland has a very complex educational system, it's kinda hard to explain :lol:
Sure it still is in Rosmalen, only 's-Hertogenbosch decided to "claim" Rosmalen as it's own! So Rosmalen is called 's-Hertogenbosch now..... Don't tell people who live in Rosmalen they are from den bosch though! They'll eat you alive! :p ;)

Eruwen
12-22-2004, 11:35 AM
;) Ja ja ja, yeah! Spanish system is very complex too ... and my English is not enough good jet. :sad: Your English is good! One tip though: find English-speaking friends (on MTF for instance)... very good way to improve your English! (or another language of course :lol: )

About the educational systems... I think they're all complex probably, if you're not used to them :lol:

Eruwen
12-22-2004, 11:37 AM
Sure it still is in Rosmalen, only 's-Hertogenbosch decided to "claim" Rosmalen as it's own! So Rosmalen is called 's-Hertogenbosch now..... Don't tell people who live in Rosmalen they are from den bosch though! They'll eat you alive! :p ;) Why would they do that though? First of all, it's misleading, and second... I doubt that there are people outside of Holland and Belgium who can pronounce 's Hertogenbosch :lol:

Tenchî
12-22-2004, 11:56 AM
Why would they do that though? First of all, it's misleading, and second... I doubt that there are people outside of Holland and Belgium who can pronounce 's Hertogenbosch :lol:

;) Ja ja ja, I’m trying to improve my english … maybe next millennium … ja ja ja … could anybody in the world pronounce ‘s-Hertogenbosch? :confused:

Carlita
12-22-2004, 12:01 PM
Why would they do that though? First of all, it's misleading, and second... I doubt that there are people outside of Holland and Belgium who can pronounce 's Hertogenbosch :lol:
Heb je dat gemist? Den Bosch is alle kleine gemeentes rondom aan het absorberen! Of ze dat nou willen of niet! :mad: Dus de gemeente Rosmalen bestaat officieel niet meer: Rosmalen, Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch

Eruwen
12-22-2004, 12:09 PM
;) Ja ja ja, I’m trying to improve my english … maybe next millennium … ja ja ja … could anybody in the world pronounce ‘s-Hertogenbosch? :confused: I can :lol: But... I'm Dutch :lol:

Eruwen
12-22-2004, 12:10 PM
Heb je dat gemist? Den Bosch is alle kleine gemeentes rondom aan het absorberen! Of ze dat nou willen of niet! :mad: Dus de gemeente Rosmalen bestaat officieel niet meer: Rosmalen, Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch :scratch: Die heb ik even gemist! Dat is niet alleen Den Bosch trouwens.... Tilburg doet dat ook!

maratgirl
12-22-2004, 12:28 PM
Ok, I'm not Lady Carlita (duh :lol: ), but I'm from Holland too ;)

Anyway, Rosmalen is a little town just outside of 's Hertogenbosch. 's Hertogenbosch is indeed the same as Den Bosch. Actually, hardly anybody in Holland calls it 's Hertogenbosch, most people call it Den Bosch.

Are you referring to the Ordina Open? That is in fact in Rosmalen, but because 's Hertogenbosch is more well known than Rosmalen, I think it gets called 's Hertogenbosch as well.



hi!!!
i'm from Rosmalen and no it ain't called Den Bosch :p
I'm hoping Rafael will come this year so when Marat blews off "again" then there is always rafael to watch :D
btw I'm femke :wavey:

Eruwen
12-22-2004, 12:36 PM
Hoi Femke!! :wavey:

Carlita
12-22-2004, 01:05 PM
:scratch: Die heb ik even gemist! Dat is niet alleen Den Bosch trouwens.... Tilburg doet dat ook!
Something from Braboland ??? :lol: Still, it's silly, if people don't want this, they shouldn't do that!!!

~EMiLiTA~
12-22-2004, 01:14 PM
Probably not :crying2: I think he's stuck to someone....... and might go to South America with him. (they should both come to Holland!!!! :mad: ) Then again, he played Milano this year which is the week before I believe.... FINGERS CROSSED!!! Otherwise Rosmalen! Like he would have done this year!

:yippee: I think I'll flip if Tommy, Feli, Fer, JC and Rafa will be in Ahoy! You'll see me walking like this: :woohoo: http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/skippy.gif

well Rafa usually prefers to stay in Europe at that time of year...and I hope he does cos then I'll see him in Dubai! So you'll probably see him in Rotterdam. I don't think Fer will be there though, he usually goes to South America...and especially as he got to the Acapulco final this year

Carlita
12-22-2004, 01:24 PM
well Rafa usually prefers to stay in Europe at that time of year...and I hope he does cos then I'll see him in Dubai! So you'll probably see him in Rotterdam. I don't think Fer will be there though, he usually goes to South America...and especially as he got to the Acapulco final this year
Well, let's wait and see! Both would be nice, but one of them is fine too! :lol:

Eruwen
12-22-2004, 01:58 PM
well Rafa usually prefers to stay in Europe at that time of year...and I hope he does cos then I'll see him in Dubai! So you'll probably see him in Rotterdam. I don't think Fer will be there though, he usually goes to South America...and especially as he got to the Acapulco final this year :woohoo:

Feli's coming too! :woohoo:

Eruwen
12-22-2004, 01:59 PM
Something from Braboland ??? :lol: Still, it's silly, if people don't want this, they shouldn't do that!!! Hey, nothing wrong with us Brabo's! :lol: I don't think 'the people' have a say in this though... it's probably all politics

Iza
12-23-2004, 04:31 PM
ooo I got cleared up on this issue now! I had the same question like Tenchi. Fortunately we have plenty of Dutch girls on the board to help us out :kiss: .

Carlita
01-02-2005, 10:48 AM
On one of the Spanish news sites they had this schedule for Rafael:

Doha
Auckland
Australian Open

Milan
Marseille
Dubai

oooooh, does that mean no Rotterdam???? :crying2: Still, they could be wrong of course!

¡VAMOS! :dance:

soso
01-02-2005, 01:46 PM
Hello !!

Please somebody can tell me when beginn the tournament of Barcelona ?


Thank you !! :wavey:

~EMiLiTA~
01-02-2005, 03:19 PM
Barcelona starts on 18 April

thanks for that schedule Sjoukje...I look forward to seeing Rafa at the Aus Open and Dubai! :woohoo:

Carlita
01-02-2005, 03:20 PM
Barcelona starts on 18 April

thanks for that schedule Sjoukje...I look forward to seeing Rafa at the Aus Open and Dubai! :woohoo:

don't know if it's correct though.... my faith in the press is quite low... :lol:

~EMiLiTA~
01-02-2005, 03:30 PM
yes...well the schedule seems quite probable to me, the only weird thing is that he's not playing Rotterdam...but he could easily be added in there yet

Carlita
01-02-2005, 03:34 PM
maybe he doesn't like the idea of playing 4 weeks in a row? Rotterdam being in between Marseille and Dubai I think.... :sad:

soso
01-02-2005, 03:44 PM
Why Barcelona begin one week before last year ?

Carlita
01-02-2005, 04:01 PM
Why Barcelona begin one week before last year ?
maybe because the 2nd round Davis Cup is in July now? no idea....

chocc0
01-03-2005, 06:53 AM
Rafa Plays Youzshy (soz can't spell) in the first round of Doha
and He's playing doubles with Albert costa vs Grosjean and mofils

JBrocks
01-03-2005, 08:58 AM
Vamos Rafa :)

chocc0
01-03-2005, 09:41 AM
Barcelona starts on 18 April

thanks for that schedule Sjoukje...I look forward to seeing Rafa at the Aus Open and Dubai! :woohoo:
Are you oing to Dubai Emily???
If so make sure to take heaps of moeny to go shopping! Best shopping in the whole world! I loved it there!

soso
01-03-2005, 09:12 PM
Yes Rafa won with Albert !

liptea
01-04-2005, 12:49 AM
Yes Rafa won with Albert !

Maybe this is something that everyone knows, but why isn't Tommy there with him?

chocc0
01-04-2005, 06:15 AM
Maybe this is something that everyone knows, but why isn't Tommy there with him?

i was also wondering that

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-04-2005, 09:04 AM
I think becoz Tommy ;) need a rest and he knows G3 may prefer Lopez/Verdasco as the DC double team. :shrug:

Chloe le Bopper
01-04-2005, 09:30 AM
Maybe this is something that everyone knows, but why isn't Tommy there with him?
Maybe Robredo wanted another week off before starting the season. These guys hardly got a break at all, afterall. Besides, he and Rafa didn't always play the same tournaments and occasionally played with different partners last year.

Tenchî
01-04-2005, 12:05 PM
:confused: Bla bla bla ... nobody knows it. Robredo is going to play the European indoor season (Milan & Rotterdam provably) but Nadal is going to play the latinamerican clay court season after de Australian Open. He decided to change the indoor season for the clay season and play Buenos Aires and Acapulco like Moyà. Why? I don’t know … :p

~EMiLiTA~
01-04-2005, 02:17 PM
Are you oing to Dubai Emily???
If so make sure to take heaps of moeny to go shopping! Best shopping in the whole world! I loved it there!

yeah I'm going to Dubai! :woohoo: haha yeah, I've only been to the airport but that in itself was pretty mind boggling lol

por cierto Fran, ¿cómo sabes que Rafa va a jugar en Sudamerica ahora?

Tenchî
01-04-2005, 02:40 PM
yeah I'm going to Dubai! :woohoo: haha yeah, I've only been to the airport but that in itself was pretty mind boggling lol

por cierto Fran, ¿cómo sabes que Rafa va a jugar en Sudamerica ahora?

;) Lo he leído en este artículo:

http://www.sport.es/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=33&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=176250&idseccio_PK=630&h=050104

:wavey: Emily, por cierto que tal por la Copa Hopman?

~EMiLiTA~
01-04-2005, 03:21 PM
ah gracias...sí, yo tb lo he leído...interesante...por lo menos puede sacar más puntos allí. Pero mientras Tommy se quede en Europa y se vaya a Dubai, estoy contenta!

En cuanto a la Copa Hopman...pues estoy disfrutando del guapo Marat jaja :drool: es una pena que perdiera ayer pero mañana voy a verlo otra vez y espero que le gane a Coria.

Bueno, me voy a planchar la oreja ahora...hasta mañana!

Tenchî
01-04-2005, 03:41 PM
ah gracias...sí, yo tb lo he leído...interesante...por lo menos puede sacar más puntos allí. Pero mientras Tommy se quede en Europa y se vaya a Dubai, estoy contenta!

En cuanto a la Copa Hopman...pues estoy disfrutando del guapo Marat jaja :drool: es una pena que perdiera ayer pero mañana voy a verlo otra vez y espero que le gane a Coria.

Bueno, me voy a planchar la oreja ahora...hasta mañana!

:D Espero que vuelvan a jugar dobles pronto, forman una buena pareja.

;) Hasta mañana, que descanses :wavey: