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Carolinita
12-25-2004, 04:47 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:
I know we will play against Russia in March and I also know we have few chances against Marat and company (:crying2: )....whatever...this thread is to interchange information and news of the DC, both of Russia and Chile. Also I want to ask to friends from Russia at what hour do you transmit DC's match in Russia (generally)? Early in the morning?...Thanks ;)

Jessi
12-25-2004, 07:01 PM
Great idea, Carolinita! :wavey:

Obviously, i'll be cheering for Russia but good luck to Chile as well ;)

foul_dwimmerlaik
12-25-2004, 07:50 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:
I know we will play against Russia in March and I also know we have few chances against Marat and company (:crying2: )....whatever...this thread is to interchange information and news of the DC, both of Russia and Chile. Also I want to ask to friends from Russia at what hour do you transmit DC's match in Russia (generally)? Early in the morning?...Thanks ;) Around noon, if memory serves.

And I honestly think that team Chile has a fair chance. Youzhny, Andreev, Davidenko are all perfectly beatable opponents for Nico and Gonzalez, and Marat well... is Marat. No one knows how he'll play next week, let alone in March. I won't even mention doubles - Chile has this one in the bag. One way ore the other, I'm pretty sure it won' t be a wipeout.

Btw., do you mind telling me who else is on your team, beside Massu and Gonzalez?

Carolinita
12-25-2004, 11:17 PM
Around noon, if memory serves.

And I honestly think that team Chile has a fair chance. Youzhny, Andreev, Davidenko are all perfectly beatable opponents for Nico and Gonzalez, and Marat well... is Marat. No one knows how he'll play next week, let alone in March. I won't even mention doubles - Chile has this one in the bag. One way ore the other, I'm pretty sure it won' t be a wipeout.

Btw., do you mind telling me who else is on your team, beside Massu and Gonzalez?
Thanks for your information foul_dwimmerlaik ;)
DC's team is Massu, González, Hermes Gamonal and Adrián García, but these two last ones are not good players.
Well, I can tell you that the news here it's commented about Marat and how dangerous is he :eek: . Also there worries to the people the type of surface in which it's going to be played (carpet and indoor as far as we have listened)...isn't it??

junekidd
12-26-2004, 02:30 AM
thanks for the information. :worship:

also I hold that team Chile has the chance to win if they make a proper arrangement. Massu and Gonza are big opponents for Russian. maybe they could win two singles and one double. ;) I will cheer for the perfect matches then. and good luck to Russian!

foul_dwimmerlaik
12-26-2004, 11:52 AM
Thanks for your information foul_dwimmerlaik ;)
DC's team is Massu, González, Hermes Gamonal and Adrián García, but these two last ones are not good players.
Well, I can tell you that the news here it's commented about Marat and how dangerous is he :eek: . Also there worries to the people the type of surface in which it's going to be played (carpet and indoor as far as we have listened)...isn't it?? Call me Tanya. :)

I suppose it's not decided yet, but most probably yes, it'll be indoor carpet. Well, "indoor" part is guaranteed. Not a bright idea to play outdoors in Moscow in March.

Yes, overall the level of our players is higher, but they're all so goddamn streaky...

merle
12-27-2004, 08:29 AM
Hi Carolina, hi Tanya and all the others! :wavey: The Chileans are streaky too, aren't they! ;) And on indoor carpet Marat & Co should be better. But you never know of course what might happen before the tie will take place. And yeah, the singles matches usually start at 11.00 or so Moscow time when they're played in Moscow, the doubles start a bit later, at 13.00 maybe. We'll let you know the exact times when they'll be announced. Check the time difference Carolina!

Carolinita
12-27-2004, 12:23 PM
Thanks Merle and Tanya :hug:....and yes, we've 6 difference hours...;)

Shadow
12-27-2004, 01:09 PM
I totally agree, The Chileans are strong with Gonzalez and Massu, best example are the Olympic Games 2004 ;)

Carolinita
12-27-2004, 03:32 PM
I totally agree, The Chileans are strong with Gonzalez and Massu, best example are the Olympic Games 2004 ;)
well, I trust that, at least, we can get the third point (the doubles). Now...the singles points???...I've few hopes...I don't know...really I don't know it....oh...and I need to ask one more question: if Russia choose to play in carpet I understand they want to put the fastest surface that they could (at least it's what we have heard hereabouts) but I wonder: There is a surface faster than cement? What type of carpet would be this? :confused:

foul_dwimmerlaik
12-27-2004, 03:38 PM
Hi Carolina, hi Tanya and all the others! :wavey: The Chileans are streaky too, aren't they! ;) And on indoor carpet Marat & Co should be better. But you never know of course what might happen before the tie will take place. I'm practicing reverse psychology, merle!

merle
12-27-2004, 04:41 PM
LOL Tanya, sure! ;) :lol: Me too in a certain way! ;)

foul_dwimmerlaik
12-27-2004, 05:02 PM
LOL Tanya, sure! ;) :lol: Me too in a certain way! ;) Sometimes I'm even able to convince myself that I don't really believe in victory. Then it doesn't hurt so much.

Carolinita
12-30-2004, 02:09 AM
A chilean news said that It's possible Marcelo Rios goes to Russia with DC team :cool:

foul_dwimmerlaik
12-30-2004, 12:19 PM
That'd be awesome. I so regret that I won't be able to come to Moscow for that tie.

junekidd
12-30-2004, 12:32 PM
woohoo, Rios will go? as a coach or any other position?

Carolinita
12-30-2004, 02:54 PM
woohoo, Rios will go? as a coach or any other position?
He would go to accompany the team. Like a fan. Nothing more ;)

junekidd
12-30-2004, 11:28 PM
IMO, he could boost Chilean team if he goes, even if as a fan. ;)

Carolinita
02-10-2005, 12:50 PM
Hi :wavey:

I've good news for russian friends but bad news for us: Nico Massú will not be able to play in Moscow 'cause he has a injury :sad: ...now, we only have Fernando and two other players, but these two last ones are not very good....anybody knows if Marat will play davis cup still?....'cause I think maybe he isn't necessary....now the chilean team is very weak :sad:

PennyThePenguin
02-10-2005, 12:59 PM
aww :hug:

but sorry...i'm with the russian team for this one :p

Carolinita
02-10-2005, 02:05 PM
aww :hug:

but sorry...i'm with the russian team for this one :p
don't worry :hug:

I also heard that Misha Youzhny is injured...it's that true?? :confused:

Marat's Princess
02-10-2005, 05:04 PM
where r they playimg the match? in chile or russia?

*Viva Chile*
02-10-2005, 05:57 PM
where r they playimg the match? in chile or russia?

In Russia, and for this that the Chileans so we are worried :bigcry:
Nico is injured and completely discarded to play Davis Cup, reason why now only we have Fernando to save to the team... We are in a situation similar to which it happens with Switzerland. Without Nico, actually we have only one player located in top 20 in the team. :bigcry: :tears: :sobbing: :hysteric: :crying2:

the cat
02-10-2005, 06:31 PM
Unlike last year when Marat Safin was very tired from his great but arduous run to the Australian Open final and then played Davis Cup tennis the following weekend while still tired:zzz:, Marat will have plenty of rest this year for the first round of the Davis Cup after his strenuous run to the 2005 Australian Open title. :tennis: Udachi Marat and Russia in the first round of the 2005 Davis Cup against Chile! :D

Marat's Princess
02-10-2005, 06:32 PM
and r there any possibilities for Argentina to play against Russia? 'cos they're in different groups right?

Carolinita
02-10-2005, 07:21 PM
and r there any possibilities for Argentina to play against Russia? 'cos they're in different groups right?
yep, there're in different groups...maybe in the final....who knows :p

Marat's Princess
02-10-2005, 10:14 PM
yep, there're in different groups...maybe in the final....who knows :p

I DEEPLY HOPE THATTT!!!!!!! :p and it'd be great if it took place here in Argentina...but I should better stop dreaming :rolleyes:

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-11-2005, 07:52 AM
don't worry :hug:

I also heard that Misha Youzhny is injured...it's that true?? :confused:Yes, it is. Knee, if I remember correctly. He won't be playing Chile.

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-11-2005, 07:56 AM
Nico is injured and completely discarded to play Davis CupAgain? That's awful. He's always injured, why is that? Poor Nico and poor Chile... Without him, I have to admit, you don't have much of a chance in Moscow...

MariaV
02-11-2005, 08:07 AM
Hi Tanya! :wavey: Yes it's Misha's knee. Last time I saw Sobkin on TV he said they didn't know yet how bad it really was, they were still going to do some tests but Sobkin was afraid it was pretty bad. Haven't found any news after that.

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-11-2005, 10:24 AM
Hello Maria! Do you know if he's got injured during the Nadal match or after? And who's Sobkin? (pardon my ignorance)

Btw, where do you live, Moscow?

MariaV
02-11-2005, 10:33 AM
Oh, hi again Tanya, Boris Sobkin is Misha's coach. I saw a Misha interview after the AO where he said the knee had bothered him somewhat since the end of last season already.
And I live in Tallinn. :) You?

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-11-2005, 11:30 AM
I see, thanks.

Oh, Tallinn. My hubby is there right now, updating railway software. Beautiful city. Myself, I live in Minsk.

Carolinita
02-11-2005, 12:57 PM
So Misha won't play against Chile??? :eek: ...well, at least you've Marat ;) ....

MariaV
02-11-2005, 01:26 PM
I see, thanks.

Oh, Tallinn. My hubby is there right now, updating railway software. Beautiful city. Myself, I live in Minsk.

Hey, I've been to Minsk 14 years ago when I was a student. :) It was a nice clean city then!!!! Huh, youth and spring!! *dreaming*

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-11-2005, 01:33 PM
Hey, I've been to Minsk 14 years ago when I was a student. :) It was a nice clean city then!!!! Huh, youth and spring!! *dreaming*It's still nice and clean, even more so. When I first came to live here, it was a tad *too* clean for my peace of mind, but now I got used to it.

MariaV
02-11-2005, 02:12 PM
Oh, I wish Tallinn was cleaner. :rolleyes:
BTW, what are you teaching?

Haha, aren't we like nicely off-topic? ;)

Carolinita
02-11-2005, 02:24 PM
I DEEPLY HOPE THATTT!!!!!!! :p and it'd be great if it took place here in Argentina...but I should better stop dreaming :rolleyes:
But didn't you go to see Marat when he played in Argentina for Davis Cup??...

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-11-2005, 03:47 PM
Oh, I wish Tallinn was cleaner. :rolleyes:
BTW, what are you teaching?
Tallinn's not clean? Huh. I thought with all that joining the EU business... guess not.

And I teach Russian language and stylistics.

Haha, aren't we like nicely off-topic? ;)Well, what's more to do between tourneys? Discuss Dasha? :rolleyes: I wish we had some tennis right now.

MariaV
02-11-2005, 05:49 PM
LOL, I'm watching Marseille quarters. :)

Just wanted to ask - you're teaching at the secondary school or uni? Stylistics!! WOW!!! I am a Russian teach too, sort of. :o

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-11-2005, 07:22 PM
Lucky you. But, Guillie's already out, so meh.

I'm teaching in gumnasuim, sort of transition thing between general school and uni. Homework grading is a bitch. And stylistics is generally a fancy name for drilling clueless pups what's appropriate to say (and write) in this or that situation.

What do you mean "sort of" russian teach?

MariaV
02-11-2005, 07:55 PM
I see.
To end this discussion here - I have a teacher's diploma but I don't have many lessons and with our constant education reforms and low pay it's no point wasting nerves @ our school. I don't know what I really want to do but at the mo I want to quit school and concentrate on translating. I work for a translation agency too.
OK, I'm not gonna bore you ppl any more. Me posting here is becoming a scary addiction so sorry residents, I'll try to cut it. Surprising how fast I started to post here instead of tgfr. I better get a life, if I only knew how. :rolleyes:

Wednesday Addams
02-11-2005, 07:59 PM
:hug: Maria. You DO have a life. Unlike some of us......... *thinks abt herself* :o :o :o

Liebig
02-11-2005, 08:02 PM
Maria, Tallinn not clean enough? What are you talking about? ;)
two years ago, when I was there, it was perfect. And I really enjoyed Tallinn, the sea proximity...
Russian teachers, great. As a student I would like to have a good one ;)

foul_dwimmerlaik
02-11-2005, 08:39 PM
I visited tgfr. The colour layout made my eyes hurt.

The weird thing is the two russian teachers talking in english on the english-speaking tennis messageboard. Yes, we clearly need a life. :)

PennyThePenguin
02-12-2005, 02:11 AM
maria darling...if u don't have a life..think of ME!!! look at the number of posts i have!! :bolt:

MariaV
02-12-2005, 09:38 AM
Maria, Tallinn not clean enough? What are you talking about? ;)
two years ago, when I was there, it was perfect. And I really enjoyed Tallinn, the sea proximity...


Thanks Liebig!!!! Uhmm, one is never satisfied with what one's got I guess. ;)
I'm glad you liked Tallinn. :) :banana: I suppose you were here in summer when all the spring mess after snow was at least partly cleaned up. :wavey:

And thanks my darlings Dora, Jiat.... :hug: :hug: At least you're not as old as me. :o Have a nice weekend everyone!!!! :bigwave:

PennyThePenguin
02-12-2005, 01:27 PM
ahh maria..but we'll get there!!! and at least i'm sure u had more of a life than we've got when u were our age ;)

Via Pax
02-13-2005, 01:03 AM
Tanya, could you please tell me who's gonna play for Belarus team besides Max (he'll play for sure I suppose!) Thanx in advance....

thelma
02-21-2005, 08:35 PM
http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,12334011-23210,00.html

Safin leads Russians
From correspondents in Moscow
February 22, 2005

AUSTRALIAN Open champion Marat Safin will lead Russia in next month's Davis Cup World Group opening round tie with Chile.

Russia, champion in 2002, has named an unchanged line-up from last year's relegation tie with Thailand to face the resilient South Americans.

In addition to an in-form Safin, Russia captain Shamil Tarpishchev has also called up Australian Open quarter-finalist Nikolay Davydenko, 2002 Davis Cup hero Mikhail Youzhny and Igor Andreev for the March 4-6 tie at Moscow's Olympic Sports Arena.

Youzhny, who clinched Russia's first Davis Cup title in 2002 by coming from two sets down to beat France's Paul-Henri Mathieu in the decisive fifth rubber, has been suffering from a nagging knee injury, but Tarpishchev said he will be fit.

"We only have four guys and Youzhny is one of them. I'm sure he'll play if we needed him," said the Russian captain.

Agence France-Presse

MariaV
02-28-2005, 05:39 PM
Peeps, OMG I got a good laugh!!!!!! In the news on NTV+Sport they showed the preparations for the DC!!! Dunno if anyone else saw this. First they showed the Chileans who already arrived and for the first time tried the courts at Olimpiisky/Olympic however you like to call the Sports Arena. They interviewed Fernando and Nando said the courts were really fast and they in Chile are more used to slower clay courts. Nando looked good. Long hair. :) Then the Russians came to train. And OMG OMG - Marat with hair like he hadn't combed it since he got out of bed. :rolleyes: :haha: :haha: :haha: When he was hitting the hair looked a bit better. :lol: He sat on the floor courtside when Nando came and they shook hands for very long and exchanged some warm hellos. For all Zhenya fans - Zhenya was there hitting and, well, cannot say if he's over 105 kg but he looked prettttty big. :haha: I'm not the best person to judge, he had a "windbreaker" or jacket on or how you call it, but yeah, that was hilarious. He really seems to have problems keeping weight under control without playing tournament tennis every week. As for the Russian team they said the only problem was that Misha's knee was hurting again, then Misha said that he knew only Nando from the Chilean team, had only heard the names of the other players but they didn't show him saying anything about his knee. OK, that's all from the short news clip, the main thing - Marat & Co training already. :D

Carolinita
03-01-2005, 12:06 AM
Peeps, OMG I got a good laugh!!!!!! In the news on NTV+Sport they showed the preparations for the DC!!! Dunno if anyone else saw this. First they showed the Chileans who already arrived and for the first time tried the courts at Olimpiisky/Olympic however you like to call the Sports Arena. They interviewed Fernando and Nando said the courts were really fast and they in Chile are more used to slower clay courts. Nando looked good. Long hair. :) Then the Russians came to train. And OMG OMG - Marat with hair like he hadn't combed it since he got out of bed. :rolleyes: :haha: :haha: :haha: When he was hitting the hair looked a bit better. :lol: He sat on the floor courtside when Nando came and they shook hands for very long and exchanged some warm hellos. For all Zhenya fans - Zhenya was there hitting and, well, cannot say if he's over 105 kg but he looked prettttty big. :haha: I'm not the best person to judge, he had a "windbreaker" or jacket on or how you call it, but yeah, that was hilarious. He really seems to have problems keeping weight under control without playing tournament tennis every week. As for the Russian team they said the only problem was that Misha's knee was hurting again, then Misha said that he knew only Nando from the Chilean team, had only heard the names of the other players but they didn't show him saying anything about his knee. OK, that's all from the short news clip, the main thing - Marat & Co training already. :D
Yeah!!! :haha: I also have just seen Marat in the local news and I said "OMG :eek: this guy needs a hair cut! Urgently!!"...he seemed that he had a clown's wig ...very funny :haha:

the chilean players said they have felt in good form when they hit the ball on this surface....well, tha's all what I know :p

MariaV
03-01-2005, 07:58 PM
Hey, here's the Russian TV sports news video of the press conference and some footage from training. Marat's hair .... :rolleyes: :haha: And look at Zhenya sitting! :lol:

mms://video.rfn.ru/rtr-sport/13976.asf

Aurora
03-01-2005, 08:10 PM
thanks Maria!


:tape: :tape: :tape:

maratski
03-01-2005, 08:48 PM
:tape: is the appropriate smiley.

Damita
03-01-2005, 09:21 PM
Thanks MAria :kiss: haha, Marat's face when he looks @ Misha during the interview. He looks like a psycho, especially with this hair :lol:

And Zhenya! :eek: I hadn't seen him for a while...oh my :tape:

Shadow
03-02-2005, 08:21 AM
thanks maria

junekidd
03-02-2005, 09:06 AM
thanks Maria. :)

I just got shocked by his hair at pics thread. now I :tape: too!

BelgianWaffle
03-02-2005, 09:19 AM
Thanks MAria :kiss: haha, Marat's face when he looks @ Misha during the interview. He looks like a psycho, especially with this hair :lol:

And Zhenya! :eek: I hadn't seen him for a while...oh my :tape:

:rolls:

mer
03-02-2005, 12:11 PM
http://sport.gazeta.ru/sport/2005/03/a_246695.shtml

for russian-speakers

mer
03-02-2005, 12:23 PM
from the article in Gazeta.ru

"Marat's hair looked like he had finished selebrating his win at AO just few minutes before" :D :D :D

Lila
03-02-2005, 12:26 PM
from the article in Gazeta.ru

"Marat's hair looked like he had finished selebrating his win at AO just few minutes before" :D :D :D

:haha:

AnnieNik
03-02-2005, 12:28 PM
http://sport.gazeta.ru/sport/2005/03/a_246695.shtml

for russian-speakers

Марат Сафин вошел в зал с прической, будто бы он пару минут назад закончил праздновать победу на открытом чемпионате Австралии.
:) :) :)


It's not just us, who noticed his hairstyle :D

Mer, thanks a lot for the link :worship:

Denise
03-02-2005, 07:23 PM
from the article in Gazeta.ru

"Marat's hair looked like he had finished selebrating his win at AO just few minutes before" :D :D :D

that's nice :haha::lol:

Shadow
03-03-2005, 11:59 AM
thanks Annie for translating

2nd March 2005 - Marat's thoughts on Davis Cup: Russia v Chile 2005

" With the Chile Team you always have to be on the lookout. Especially it concerns their first "racket" Gernando Gonzales who is rather experienced and feels comfortable on the hard surface". According to Safin, one must not disregard Chile's second player Adrian Garcia, whom Marat knows personally and has already seen him train in Moscow. Marat thinks that additional advantage on Russia's side is the fact that Nicholas Massu, the Olympics champion, will not be playing in Moscow sure to injury. "We, of course, will be heading towards a victory. And if luck will be on our side, we have every right to look forward to a good performance throughout the whole round". www.lenta.ru/news/2005/03/01/tennis

Shadow
03-03-2005, 12:02 PM
Thursday, March 3, 2005. Issue 3117. Page 24.
Safin Warns of Chilean Threat

The Associated Press
Australian Open champion Marat Safin warned his Russian teammates on Tuesday not to take lightly first-round Davis Cup opponent Chile.

"The tie will be a tough one, but we are playing in Moscow and have every chance to win," Safin said of the tie that begins Friday. "But we must be really careful."

Since winning its first Davis Cup title in 2002, Russia has won only one World Group tie -- in 2003, and needed a victory over Thailand in last year's playoff round to remain in the elite group.

Chile is unbeaten in its last four Davis Cup ties, and did not lose a single match in three ties last season on its return to the World Group after a 20-year absence.

Even without double Olympic champion Nicolas Massu, who is injured, Chile has arrived with confidence.

"If we didn't think we have a chance to win, we wouldn't have come here and would stay in summer down in Chile and were probably going to the beach," Chile captain Sergio Elias said.

"We understand, it's a difficult task. However, that's a part of the competition. We have great players, great team spirit. We've come here to do the best we can. If we don't win here, well, tough luck," he said.

Massu has not played since the Australian Open, sidelined by a leg injury.


"Massu is definitely an important part of the team, but he did talk to all of us, wishing us good luck. And he was really sorry he could not come here," Elias said.

In Massu's absence, his gold-medal doubles partner in Athens and singles bronze medalist Fernando Gonzalez will lead Chile's effort.

"The team spirit was very important [at the Olympics]," Gonzalez said. "Always when we play for our country we play much better than on the tour. So this will be very important this week."

Gonzalez, ranked No. 19 by the ATP -- just above Massu, has a 16-5 record in Davis Cup play and is unbeaten in his last 10 matches over two years.

Elias' choices for Chile's second singles are Adrian Garcia, Hermes Gamonal and Paul Capdeville.

His Russian counterpart Shamil Tarpishchev has Mikhail Youzhny, Nikolai Davydenko and Igor Andreyev to select from.

"Down in my soul, I have made a decision, but it's too early to say -- we have two more days," Tarpishchev said.

Safin has a 20-14 record for Russia. He lost to Nicolas Kiefer in the first round of the Dubai Open last week -- his only match since winning his second Grand Slam, in Melbourne in January.

But Safin said it was easier for him to play for the national team than in the individual matches.

"It's easier for me to play for the national team especially in Moscow. When you play individually, sometimes your fans get disappointed when you lose and they don't like it and come out with claims," Safin said.

Carolinita
03-03-2005, 02:34 PM
Maybe someone is interested on this: TV's channel that will transmit DC's matches has a " live sign " in www.tvn.cl (in "señal en vivo" link)...the matches begin at 07:45 am local time (-3 GMT)...;)

sol
03-03-2005, 10:28 PM
http://au.news.yahoo.com/050303/15/tc0d.html

Friday March 4, 12:39 AM Reuters

Chile pleased Russian Davis Cup surface not too fast

MOSCOW, March 3 (Reuters) - Chile will use only two players in this weekend's Davis Cup tie against a Russian team led by Australian Open champion Marat Safin and are happy the Moscow playing surface is not as fast as they had feared.

Fernando Gonzalez and Adrian Garcia will face four different Russian players in the five rubbers over three days.

"They are trained to endure three days of five sets, they are in good form now," Chile captain Sergio Elias said. "There is good chemistry between our players.

"Even though the courts are fast, they are not as super-fast as we thought they would be," Elias told Reuters after the world group first round draw on Thursday.

A toe injury has ruled out Chile's top player, double Olympic gold medallist Nicolas Massu.

Russia's 2002 Davis Cup hero Mikhail Youzhny starts the tie when he faces Gonzalez in what promises to be a close match between players ranked 16th and 14th respectively.

World number four Safin will then take on Garcia.

Youzhny guided Russia to their first Cup victory three years ago when he came from two sets down to beat France's Paul-Henri Mathieu in the decisive fifth rubber.

Elias said the doubles match against Igor Andreev and Nikolay Davydenko would be the decisive rubber for his team. Gonzalez won the Olympic gold in doubles in Athens last year.

Russian captain Shamil Tarpishchev was cautious about his team's prospects.

"There is a rule about not predicting the future, though we are tempted to think that we might play all our matches at home until the final," he told reporters earlier in the week.

monik
03-04-2005, 04:40 AM
HI, I´ve been reading you for a while, but this is my firts post, my inglish is not so good, but I´m going to try.
Carolinita, TV chile is going to show the games? because in my country we can wacht that channel, I saw today in the Tv chile new some reports about the DC, they showed marat in the press conference, (The hair is just ..... :rolls: )he speaked in spanish, that was good, and then when he was training... I hope they transmit the games in the international chanel...

BTW in the report of the trainigs, Kafelnikov ( Sorry about the speling), was there and OMG he is a little fat!!! :eek: LOL, he said that it was because he is not doing the same things that he uses to do...(meaning ejercices.. LOL) :lol:

Nice to meet and read all of you, is fan.. LOL

Shadow
03-04-2005, 06:34 AM
Rubber 1
Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)
Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)
Rubber 2
Marat SAFIN (RUS)
Adrian Sr. GARCIA (CHI)
Rubber 3
Igor ANDREEV / Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)
Adrian Sr. GARCIA / Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)
Rubber 4
Marat SAFIN (RUS)
Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)
Rubber 5
Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS)
Adrian Sr. GARCIA (CHI)


Marat will play the second match on Friday against Sr. Garcia! DAVAI MARAT! We want to see some great tennis again...its been too long.

MariaV
03-04-2005, 06:57 AM
¡Bienvenidos aqui monik! :wavey:

And GOOOOO Marat!!!! :bounce: :bigclap: :yippee: :banana: :bounce:

Vass
03-04-2005, 07:41 AM
Go Marat, go Russia...

storm923
03-04-2005, 11:09 AM
marat's hair.......

NINA_BCN
03-04-2005, 11:18 AM
HI, I´ve been reading you for a while, but this is my firts post, my inglish is not so good, but I´m going to try.
Carolinita, TV chile is going to show the games? because in my country we can wacht that channel, I saw today in the Tv chile new some reports about the DC, they showed marat in the press conference, (The hair is just ..... :rolls: )he speaked in spanish, that was good, and then when he was training... I hope they transmit the games in the international chanel...

BTW in the report of the trainigs, Kafelnikov ( Sorry about the speling), was there and OMG he is a little fat!!! :eek: LOL, he said that it was because he is not doing the same things that he uses to do...(meaning ejercices.. LOL) :lol:

Nice to meet and read all of you, is fan.. LOL

Welcome Monik!!! :wavey:


Go Marat, GGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

Cris
03-04-2005, 11:54 AM
Welcome, Monik! :wavey:

Go Marat! :bounce:

thelma
03-04-2005, 12:16 PM
HI, I´ve been reading you for a while, but this is my firts post, my inglish is not so good, but I´m going to try.
Carolinita, TV chile is going to show the games? because in my country we can wacht that channel, I saw today in the Tv chile new some reports about the DC, they showed marat in the press conference, (The hair is just ..... :rolls: )he speaked in spanish, that was good, and then when he was training... I hope they transmit the games in the international chanel...

BTW in the report of the trainigs, Kafelnikov ( Sorry about the speling), was there and OMG he is a little fat!!! :eek: LOL, he said that it was because he is not doing the same things that he uses to do...(meaning ejercices.. LOL) :lol:

Nice to meet and read all of you, is fan.. LOL

:wavey: Welcome!

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-04-2005, 12:32 PM
Welcome Monik!

Misha is down 1 set to 2. Come on!

^Sue^
03-04-2005, 01:36 PM
ok....erm...i'm.....

Shadow
03-04-2005, 01:38 PM
Misha lost :(

^Sue^
03-04-2005, 01:38 PM
oops sorry wrong forum..

MariaV
03-04-2005, 01:38 PM
Misha just lost 6,7, 7-5, 3-6, 6-7!!!!!!! Nice, thank you Misha! :( I guess they really were overconfident. I hope Marat won't OAF now!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery: :mad: DAVAI MARAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bigclap: :bounce:

mer
03-04-2005, 01:44 PM
I wish Marat was the first to play. Now he's so under pressure :(

Bibir
03-04-2005, 02:37 PM
Misha lost! :shrug:

How was the match? Gonzo can be really good when he wants to.

Is Marat playing right now?

PennyThePenguin
03-04-2005, 02:45 PM
dc site DIED....i think they've started

Shadow
03-04-2005, 02:47 PM
Marat lost the second set and is down a break in the third :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :smash:

6-1 3-6 1-2*

Bibir
03-04-2005, 02:57 PM
Thanks Andrea.

oh no!!!! What the hell is he doing????

too much pressure... or not enough practice? :rolleyes:

They won Davis cup in 2002...and now they act like they don't care anymore.

PennyThePenguin
03-04-2005, 02:59 PM
4-2 to marat now.....phew!

Cris
03-04-2005, 03:00 PM
Misha :fiery:
C'mon Marat!

thelma
03-04-2005, 03:58 PM
Marat beats Garcia 6-1 3-6 6-3 7-6

Well done, Marat! :yeah: :bounce:

Misha :(

Russia ties Chile 1-1

Cris
03-04-2005, 04:03 PM
Wel Done Marat! :yeah:

Go Russia! :bounce:

Wednesday Addams
03-04-2005, 04:05 PM
Phew! :rolleyes:

Bibir
03-04-2005, 04:20 PM
Marat won...ouf!

But I don't know what to think about it...Obviously he was in trouble against this Garcia....I don't even know his firstname.

That's not a good sign.

Think positive Bea....he won. :o

MariaV
03-04-2005, 04:23 PM
I am like so confused now. I got home for the 3rd set. And was pretttty surprised. :( 62 UEs for the match was too much. Too sloppy, slow... He is not in top shape, I am afraid the match vs Fena on Sunday will be tough.
But now the most interesting part for our dear Vass - Lina Krasnoroutskaya (how's his hubbie's name? - Anna Dmitrieva called her still Krasnoroutskaya) made her debut as an interviewer after the match. First Marat had a chat and shook hands with Yeltsin who came down to congratulate him. Then he gave a short interview to a Chilean reporter, I hope our Chilean fans here saw & heard it. :) Then - a surprise for Marat, Lina took her 1st interview. What Marat said:
- You played well the 1st set, what happened in the 2nd set?
- I lost my game and once you lose your game, it's difficult to get it back, I just couldn't find my game again. *blah-blah*

- What about meeting Gonzalez on Sunday? He won Misha today.
- Misha lost the match himself, had he won the 1st set TB he'd have won in 3 sets.
:rolleyes: Really? I wonder. Will watch Fena vs Misha later.

And then he promised to Lina that he'll win Fena on Sunday, all smiles. Mwahaha. He said the score makes it more interesting for the spectators. Yeah. :rolleyes: I have a heart-attack guaranteed again with these 2 crazy bombers.
Ok, bye for now, gotta go. :wavey:

Shadow
03-04-2005, 04:23 PM
not very flattering.

anyway at least its 1-1 now.

MariaV
03-04-2005, 04:27 PM
Marat won...ouf!

But I don't know what to think about it...Obviously he was in trouble against this Garcia....I don't even know his firstname.

That's not a good sign.

Think positive Bea....he won. :o

LOL Bea, don't know all his names either but one of Garcia's first names is Adrian. :)

BTW, Marat's right ankle was taped heavily over the sock this time. He didn't run for the balls he ususally does when in good shape, maybe the ankle made him feel uncomfortable. He was often late at his shot-making. The court is said not to be too fast though. OK, the main thing is that he won. :)

Vass
03-04-2005, 04:43 PM
Marat.. Come one already! I can't call you an idiot in public now because I was an idiot myself when I talked to you and you were great, and you were not an idiot, that's for sure. But you're a ....

Lina Tarasova! Come back to tennis! Get well!
But if you don't :sad: , come and raise the standards of Russian commentators.

Carolinita
03-04-2005, 05:14 PM
The chilean TV interviewed Marat in spanish after the match and he said that, though he was surprised by the game of his opponent, he was more even for his own game, ('cause Marat played really bad....) They also asked him if he thought about some moment that the match was going away and he smiled ( :inlove: ) and said: " ehhh...well...well...no, I think I wasn't so badly"....
...btw....the journalist didn't think that Marat was going to want to give him this small interview, but he was so nice ....here the people thinks that Marat is unlikeable...of course they don't know him....but the journalist considered him very pleasing :hug:


ahh...and almost I forget...the chilean team's captain told to one of the Chilean journalists who transmit from Moscow that he found out that Marat went to bed very late, later than the rest of the Russian team, but then, today, before the match he saw him to train and said that he did not trump any ball ...and he thought "this guy is incredible"... ;)

Carolinita
03-04-2005, 05:29 PM
HI, I´ve been reading you for a while, but this is my firts post, my inglish is not so good, but I´m going to try.
Carolinita, TV chile is going to show the games? because in my country we can wacht that channel, I saw today in the Tv chile new some reports about the DC, they showed marat in the press conference, (The hair is just ..... :rolls: )he speaked in spanish, that was good, and then when he was training... I hope they transmit the games in the international chanel...

BTW in the report of the trainigs, Kafelnikov ( Sorry about the speling), was there and OMG he is a little fat!!! :eek: LOL, he said that it was because he is not doing the same things that he uses to do...(meaning ejercices.. LOL) :lol:

Nice to meet and read all of you, is fan.. LOL
Hi Monik :wavey:

well...unfortunately TVN isn't transmitting for his international sign (that is the sign that you see)...:sad:

Shadow
03-04-2005, 05:43 PM
The chilean TV interviewed Marat in spanish after the match and he said that, though he was surprised by the game of his opponent, he was more even for his own game, ('cause Marat played really bad....) They also asked him if he thought about some moment that the match was going away and he smiled ( :inlove: ) and said: " ehhh...well...well...no, I think I wasn't so badly"....
...btw....the journalist didn't think that Marat was going to want to give him this small interview, but he was so nice ....here the people thinks that Marat is unlikeable...of course they don't know him....but the journalist considered him very pleasing :hug:


ahh...and almost I forget...the chilean team's captain told to one of the Chilean journalists who transmit from Moscow that he found out that Marat went to bed very late, later than the rest of the Russian team, but then, today, before the match he saw him to train and said that he did not trump any ball ...and he thought "this guy is incredible"... ;)

thanks :hug:

Jennay
03-04-2005, 05:50 PM
:)

Though, he should have won in three. :p :p

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-04-2005, 06:11 PM
Thank God. I thought he was going to lose to Garcia. Thank God.

thelma
03-04-2005, 06:41 PM
Thank God. I thought he was going to lose to Garcia. Thank God.
me too! :p

some pics:

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-03-04T163635Z_01_MOS62D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-03-04T163612Z_01_MOS61D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

thelma
03-04-2005, 06:53 PM
http://www.gotennis.com/news/headline.aspx?headlineID=5997

Chile and Russia level 1-1 in Davis Cup
2005-03-04 18:28:03 GMT (Reuters)

MOSCOW, March 4 (Reuters) - Chile and Russia were level at 1-1 on Friday after Marat Safin salvaged some dignity for the hosts and favourites on day one of the Davis Cup World Group first round tie.

On a super-fast surface at Moscow's Olympic Sports Arena, Mikhail Youzhny had earlier been outfoxed by the low-bouncing balls and went down 7-6 5-7 6-3 7-6 to Fernando Gonzalez .

Australian Open champion Safin then made hard work of beating Adrian Garcia 6-1 3-6 6-3 7-6 and he too blamed the fast surface which the Russians specially chose in the hope it would put the Chileans at a disadvantage.

"I could not find my timing and rhythm on this surface," Safin, the world number four said at the post-match news conference.

But he added: "We remain the favourites... we are expecting to lead 2-1 after tomorrow. We have to win tomorrow."

In Saturday's doubles Gonzalez and Garcia will face fresh Russian pair Igor Andreev and Nikolay Davydenko.

Carolinita
03-04-2005, 08:18 PM
I think that Marat felt a bit of pressure on to be playing a match that the whole world was hoping that he was winning it easily. On the other hand, García didn't have anything that to lose and, therefore, risked much more. That's all.

And a chilean newscast commented that Marat went away of the official dinner on thursday night and returned at 4 a.m.....They say that Marat has an indifferent attitude with the Chilean team and 'cause of it he does this kind of things, as if he was thinking he's going to win easily his matches....well, maybe it's true, maybe not. but we know how is Marat...he's undisciplined and loves the night life....when I heard this I felt a bit angry, 'cause I thought that if he continues this way he will not be able to fight for the number one across the whole year :(

I'm chilean and, of course, I hope we win, but I know how is Marat, and I think he will play much more focused against Fernando, 'cause today he passed a bit from fright and I don't think that he wants to repeat this on Sunday

sol
03-05-2005, 12:22 AM
Good luck in the doubles! :yeah:


http://www.eurosport.co.uk/imgbk/tennis/all/big_md-i176499.jpg
Marat Safin salvaged some dignity for hosts and favourites Russia in the Davis Cup World Group first round tie against Chile. On a super-fast surface at Moscow's Olympic Sports Arena, Mikhail Youzhny had earlier been outfoxed by the low-bouncing balls 7-6 5-7 6-3 7-6 to Fernando Gonzalez.

Not a great match, but he won ;)

EternalFlame
03-05-2005, 03:43 AM
here the people thinks that Marat is unlikeable...of course they don't know him....but the journalist considered him very pleasing :hug:


I always say the opposite. It's hard not to like him. Interesting. :D
________________________

I hope he doesn't underestimate their rivals. It's very dangerous. He must know it better then me... :rolleyes:
---
Best of Luck in the Doubles today!

Shadow
03-05-2005, 11:33 AM
And a chilean newscast commented that Marat went away of the official dinner on thursday night and returned at 4 a.m.....They say that Marat has an indifferent attitude with the Chilean team and 'cause of it he does this kind of things, as if he was thinking he's going to win easily his matches....well, maybe it's true, maybe not. but we know how is Marat...he's undisciplined and loves the night life....when I heard this I felt a bit angry, 'cause I thought that if he continues this way he will not be able to fight for the number one across the whole year :(

they are a bit wrong in this because when marat goes out and comes back very late doesnt mean he underdismates his opponents and thinks he can win easily...it has absolutly nothing to do with this. he probably also does this on other days when playing other opponents. it has nothing to do with his opponents, but just with himself... if he feels like going out then he does it, no matter who he plays and when he plays. And he also won big matches after partying, against big opponents. its just if he is motivated or not.
His sloppy play has just to do with him not beeing in shape, and his mental stage on the court.

Shadow
03-05-2005, 11:37 AM
They suddenly changed the doubles team. Marat will now play doubles with Misha.

GO BOYS!

Shadow
03-05-2005, 11:38 AM
russia leads 5-2.

NINA_BCN
03-05-2005, 11:45 AM
russia leads 5-2.

1st set for Russia :eek: 6-3.

Wednesday Addams
03-05-2005, 12:22 PM
They won the sec set 6-4.

EternalFlame
03-05-2005, 12:49 PM
They won 6/3 6/4 6/3
Well Done Boys !! :D

Shadow
03-05-2005, 12:50 PM
great job Marat/Misha!! :yeah:

PennyThePenguin
03-05-2005, 12:59 PM
great job M & M!!!! :woohoo:

Carolinita
03-05-2005, 01:25 PM
they are a bit wrong in this because when marat goes out and comes back very late doesnt mean he underdismates his opponents and thinks he can win easily...it has absolutly nothing to do with this. he probably also does this on other days when playing other opponents. it has nothing to do with his opponents, but just with himself... if he feels like going out then he does it, no matter who he plays and when he plays. And he also won big matches after partying, against big opponents. its just if he is motivated or not.
His sloppy play has just to do with him not beeing in shape, and his mental stage on the court.
Yeah!!...I also know this!...but here the press don't know how is Marat, and they think he does this 'cause he's with many confidence and he underestimates the chileans player

btw....today Marat played really good, he played even better than Misha ....tomorrow he will have more confidence to play against Fernando :unsure:

Cris
03-05-2005, 01:34 PM
Well Done, Marat and Misha! :yeah:
Good Luck against Feña!

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-05-2005, 01:42 PM
Wow, well done! Go on Marat, win tomorrow!

Shadow
03-05-2005, 02:26 PM
Yeah!!...I also know this!...but here the press don't know how is Marat, and they think he does this 'cause he's with many confidence and he underestimates the chileans player

sorry, i knew that u knew it. :hug:
its just for the press what i wrote (although i know its pointless). Stupid press is annyoing.

MariaV
03-05-2005, 03:03 PM
I think it's still gonna be hard vs Gonzo tomorrow.
But well done today!! :D

Carolinita
03-05-2005, 03:13 PM
sorry, i knew that u knew it. :hug:
its just for the press what i wrote
dont worry...I know that you know that I knew it :lol:

Shadow
03-05-2005, 03:17 PM
dont worry...I know that you know that I knew it :lol:

:rolls:

thelma
03-05-2005, 03:35 PM
Well done, Misha and Marat! :yippee: :cool:

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-03-05T151453Z_01_MOS03D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

mer
03-05-2005, 03:46 PM
btw....today Marat played really good, he played even better than Misha ....tomorrow he will have more confidence to play against Fernando :unsure:

The commentators on ntvplus said that Marat was not so good today. He was not quick, moved slowly. Tarpishev said that Marat did not have enough match practice after AO.
I worry about tomorrow match.

sol
03-05-2005, 04:14 PM
Good work, Marat and Misha! :yeah: :dance: :D

http://www.sportinglife.com/tennis/news/story_get.dor?STORY_NAME=international_feed/05/03/05/TENNIS_Rus-Davis_Cup.html

RUSSIA MOVE INTO LEAD

Russia moved into a 2-1 lead over Chile by winning the doubles rubber on Saturday in their Davis Cup first-round match in the World Group.

Australian Open champion Marat Safin and Mikhail Youzhny were too good for Fernando Gonzalez and Adrian Garcia.

They wrapped up the match in straight sets, winning 6-3 6-4 6-3.

Russia captain Shamil Tarpischev's decision to select Safin and Youzhny was something of a surprise as his two singles players were expected to rest with Nikolay Davydenko and Igor Andreev slated originally for the doubles.

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/11060892.htm
Posted on Sat, Mar. 05, 2005

Russia leads Chile in Davis Cup 2-1
Associated Press

MOSCOW - Marat Safin and Mikhail Youzhny beat Fernando Gonzalez and Adrian Garcia 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in doubles Saturday to give Russia a 2-1 lead over Chile in the first round of the Davis Cup's World Group.

Gonzalez, who won Olympic gold in doubles with Nicolas Massu, defeated Youzhny in the opening singles match Friday to put Chile ahead, but Australian Open champion Safin beat Garcia to tie it at 1 after the first day.

Chile, which is back to the elite group for the first time since 1985, came to Moscow without Massu, who was sidelined with a leg injury.

Safin and Youzhny teamed up in the Davis Cup for the third time and remained unbeaten.

The Russian duo was in full control and broke the Chilean pair in the fourth game of the first set to go up 4-1 and take the set in 28 minutes.

Safin and Youzhny broke the Chileans twice in the third set to close the match in 90 minutes.

In Sunday's reverse singles, Safin was to play Gonzalez, while Youzhny was to face Garcia.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050305/ap_on_sp_te_ga_su/ten_dcup_chile_russia_2

Russia Leads Chile in Davis Cup 2-1

1 hour, 18 minutes ago

MOSCOW - Marat Safin and Mikhail Youzhny beat Fernando Gonzalez and Adrian Garcia 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in doubles Saturday to give Russia a 2-1 lead over Chile in the first round of the Davis Cup's World Group.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20050305/capt.xsp10103051408.russia_chile_tennis_davis_cup_ xsp101.jpg
Russia's Mikhail Youzhny, left, and Marat Safin, right, during their Davis Cup, World Group first round doubles match against Fernando Gonzalez and Adrian Garcia of Chile, unseen, in Moscow, Saturday, March 5, 2005. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

Gonzalez, who won Olympic gold in doubles with Nicolas Massu, defeated Youzhny in the opening singles match Friday to put Chile ahead, but Australian Open champion Safin beat Garcia to tie it at 1 after the first day.

Chile, which is back to the elite group for the first time since 1985, came to Moscow without Massu, who was sidelined with a leg injury.

Safin and Youzhny teamed up in the Davis Cup for the third time and remained unbeaten.

The Russian duo was in full control and broke the Chilean pair in the fourth game of the first set to go up 4-1 and take the set in 28 minutes.

Safin and Youzhny broke the Chileans twice in the third set to close the match in 90 minutes.

In Sunday's reverse singles, Safin was to play Gonzalez, while Youzhny was to face Garcia.

http://www.gotennis.com/news/headline.aspx?headlineID=6006

Russia nose in front in Davis Cup
2005-03-05 15:47:14 GMT (Reuters)

By Anna Bocharova

MOSCOW, March 5 (Reuters) - Marat Safin and Mikhail Ykuzhny teamed up to give Russia a 2-1 lead over Chile in their Davis Cup World Group first round tie on Saturday.

The duo combined to defeat Adrian Garcia and Fernando Gonzalez 6-3 6-4 6-3 in the doubles in 90 minutes.

"We were playing hard from the start ... to finish it off as soon as possible," Safin told a post-match news conference.

Initially, Garcia and Gonzalez were to face Igor Andreev and Nikolay Davydenko in Saturday's doubles.

However, captain Shamil Tarpishchev changed his lineup after Friday's singles matches which were split.

On Friday Youzhny lost to Gonzalez 7-6 5-7 6-3 7-6 while Safin beat Garcia 6-1 3-6 6-3 7-6.

"We knew it yesterday after the match," Safin said. "Tarpishchev asked us whether we were ready to play. We said we were. He said it was better for the team."

On Saturday, Gonzalez, who will face Safin in Sunday's singles, struggled with his serve.

"The problem is explained by elementary tiredness," Gonzalez said. "I will recover by tomorrow."

Safin said he did not expect any surprises on Sunday.

"There will be noth"

Jennay
03-05-2005, 04:29 PM
Well done boys. :yeah:

MariaV
03-05-2005, 08:03 PM
For Russian-speakers and other interested ppl - here's the Russian TV sports news clip after the dubs.

mms://video.rfn.ru/rtr-sport/14142.asf

Lila
03-05-2005, 08:24 PM
GOOOOOOO Marat! :worship: :D

Bibir
03-06-2005, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the vid Maria! :dance:

Marat won the first set 7/6 (4) against Fernando.
Battle of serves? ;)

Bibir
03-06-2005, 11:54 AM
Hippo won the the second set 7/6(5)

dejà vu, no? :rolleyes:

It's sad...Before becoming an hippo Marat used to be a great returner.
At least, he won them. :D

Bibir
03-06-2005, 12:05 PM
Fernando broke Marat : 0/2 :scared:

C'mon Marat!...What are you doing? :fiery:

PennyThePenguin
03-06-2005, 12:13 PM
as ur siggy says bea...marat's sleeping...guess we need to send him an alarm clock for the 4th

Bibir
03-06-2005, 12:21 PM
Dring...Dring Marat! Wake up! :fiery:

http://images.animationfactory.com/animations/time/clocks/mr_alarm_clock_jumping/mr_alarm_clock_jumping_lg_nwm.gif


I hope his head/ankle/wrist/shoulder/penis/stomach/whatever... are ok. :scared:

Bibir
03-06-2005, 12:31 PM
6/1 for Fernando in third. :fiery:

I can imagine the interview : "I lost my game in the third set."...AGAIN!!!!...but he never loses his mobile. :o

"But I was lucky ..I won two lotteries"

BelgianWaffle
03-06-2005, 12:48 PM
I hope his head/ankle/wrist/shoulder/penis/stomach/whatever... are ok. :scared:

:spit:
I hope his penis is ok too :p :p :p ;)

Bibir
03-06-2005, 12:49 PM
Marat/Gonzo 7/6(4) 7/6(5) 1/6 4/4

:shrug:

mer
03-06-2005, 12:51 PM
:spit:
I hope his penis ik ok too :p :p :p ;)

Do you know the saying about what preventing bad dancer to dance well ? :D :D

BelgianWaffle
03-06-2005, 12:52 PM
Do you know the saying about what preventing bad dancer to dance well ? :D :D

Errr no. but do tell ;)

BelgianWaffle
03-06-2005, 12:53 PM
Oi, I've reached a thousand posts :eek: :woohoo:

mer
03-06-2005, 12:56 PM
Errr no. but do tell ;)

ok, i'll try to translate from russian
sounds smth like that
Even bad dancer's balls hinder him to dance well

BelgianWaffle
03-06-2005, 12:57 PM
ok, i'll try to translate from russian
sounds smth like that
Even bad dancer's balls hinder him to dance well

LOL, you've got some funny expressions in russian :D

mer
03-06-2005, 12:59 PM
LOL, you've got some funny expressions in russian :D

We have many of them :D :D

Shadow
03-06-2005, 01:00 PM
6-5 30-30

NOW NOW NOW!

Bibir
03-06-2005, 01:00 PM
Congrats Ulrike! :woohoo: :woohoo:

Bad dancer but Big dick? ;)

I thought that great dancers were great lovers....the way you move = the way you make love. :shrug:

BelgianWaffle
03-06-2005, 01:01 PM
Nah, he likes to finish in style, eg with a tiebreak :p

Bibir
03-06-2005, 01:02 PM
:wavey: Andrea!

Yeah...NOW...NOW...NOW

Bibir
03-06-2005, 01:04 PM
oh, no! TB time. :help:

BelgianWaffle
03-06-2005, 01:05 PM
*cough* 5-1 gonzo

Fifth set is coming up

maratgirl
03-06-2005, 01:09 PM
what the f*ck is he doing?????????

Bibir
03-06-2005, 01:10 PM
5th set...this is classic. :rolleyes:

Shadow
03-06-2005, 01:10 PM
what the f*ck is he doing?????????

chocking. he is playing for russia.

BelgianWaffle
03-06-2005, 01:10 PM
Pfft.. don't tell me you didn't see it coming :p

BelgianWaffle
03-06-2005, 01:11 PM
chocking. he is playing for russia.

and on top of that: IN russia ;)

Shadow
03-06-2005, 01:12 PM
exactly.

Shadow
03-06-2005, 01:13 PM
the crowd will go nuts and that will make it even more worse for marat, he will feel even more pressure, play more bad and chocke even MORE!

Casper^_^
03-06-2005, 01:27 PM
It`s very hard
The match has lasted over 3 hours

PennyThePenguin
03-06-2005, 01:40 PM
i'm going nuts..maria and i were cursing him...AS USUAL ;) then he broke...i shoudl try that again.

Bibir
03-06-2005, 01:48 PM
the crowd will go nuts and that will make it even more worse for marat, he will feel even more pressure, play more bad and chocke even MORE!
:hug:
I'm not sorry for him...he's a professional....he should be able to play at home with the crowd pressure.

....or with windy/sunny conditions...bad balls...

Bibir
03-06-2005, 01:48 PM
i'm going nuts..maria and i were cursing him...AS USUAL ;) then he broke...i shoudl try that again.
What are you doing with Maria??

Anyway, keep it up...5/3.

Bibir
03-06-2005, 01:51 PM
OK!..That's the moment!!!!!

Marat is serving for the match! :scared: :bolt:

Shadow
03-06-2005, 01:51 PM
:hug:
I'm not sorry for him...he's a professional....he should be able to play at home with the crowd pressure.

....or with windy/sunny conditions...bad balls...

yeah but u know his mental stage. he just cant handle pressure... and the russian crowd is always VERY hard with him, so it doesnt make it easier.

Shadow
03-06-2005, 01:55 PM
phew, he finally did it. :bounce: 7-6 7-6 1-6 6-7 6-4!

Anyone saw the match and can report on Marat`s play? of course its obvious he was out of it in the third set but the rest? and did he really chocke? could he run for the balls (ankle :fiery: )?

Bibir
03-06-2005, 02:00 PM
yeah but u know his mental stage. he just cant handle pressure...
I know...and that's terrible!!!!


and the russian crowd is always VERY hard with him, so it doesnt make it easier.
What crowd? ;) How many people were at stadium? ;)

Stupid crowd! They just don't understand tennis. :rolleyes:

Bibir
03-06-2005, 02:03 PM
Next for Russia <<<

France and Sweden are tied 2-2

I hope that PHM will beat Thomas Johansson.

zoltan83
03-06-2005, 02:07 PM
phew, he finally did it. :bounce: 7-6 7-6 1-6 6-7 6-4!

long long match for Marat :eek: but he won finally! :bounce:

mer
03-06-2005, 02:10 PM
I think such tough match was a good thing for Marat. He needs to get as much competion practice as possible to get ready for the next tourmaments.

mer
03-06-2005, 02:12 PM
In the short intervew after the match Marat said that his friend who is an artist is going to make exhibition in the end of may and they need 25 broken rackets for this exhibition, so Marat is working on it :-)))

Shadow
03-06-2005, 02:24 PM
In the short intervew after the match Marat said that his freind who is an artist is going to make exibition in the end of may and they need 25 broken rackets for this exibition, so Marat is working on it :-)))

oh so, keep working on it Marat :rolls:

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-06-2005, 02:28 PM
Hip-hip-hurray! Marat is the hero! :notworthy:

Yeah, I know, he was choking. Yeah, I know, he should've finished it sooner, blah-blah-blabbity-blah. But he was playing for Russia and he won all 3 of his rubbers. That's waht matters, way to go!

Yay Marat! Yay Misha!

I'm having a patriotic moment here.

Bibir
03-06-2005, 02:32 PM
In the short intervew after the match Marat said that his friend who is an artist is going to make exibition in the end of may and they need 25 broken rackets for this exibition, so Marat is working on it :-)))
:haha:

he knows so well how to charm people...TERRIBLE!!!

Bibir
03-06-2005, 02:34 PM
long long match for Marat :eek: but he won finally! :bounce:
:wavey: Nico!
ça, c'est une entrée en matière. :o

RogiFan88
03-06-2005, 02:41 PM
Congrats to Marat and RUS!!!

aceit
03-06-2005, 02:48 PM
Congradulations to Marat and Russia! :bounce:

Aurora
03-06-2005, 03:12 PM
:) he did what he had to do: hold Russia

hmmm. I'm curious what Marat's gonna bring next week :scratch: *looks pensively in the distance in wonder what's ahead*

Carolinita
03-06-2005, 03:27 PM
Feña :sad:
...but congratulation for the russian's friends and well done Marat :yeah:
Now that the spaniards has been eliminated, my favourite team is Russia, so, I hope you could win the DC this year!...I'll be supporting you ;)....I hope also you give us your support in order that Chile doesn't go out of the world group :unsure:

MariaV
03-06-2005, 04:03 PM
Feña :sad:
...but congratulation for the russian's friends and well done Marat :yeah:
Now that the spaniards has been eliminated, my favourite team is Russia, so, I hope you could win the DC this year!...I'll be supporting you ;)....I hope also you give us your support in order that Chile doesn't go out of the world group :unsure:

Thanks Carolina, and we sure will support Chile to stay in the World Group!!!! :hug: :hug:

Carolinita
03-06-2005, 04:35 PM
Thanks Maria :hug:
some pics of today match:

http://www.tvn.cl/archivos/especialesdeportes/copadavisrusia/ferpierde/6.jpg http://www.tvn.cl/archivos/especialesdeportes/copadavisrusia/ferpierde/22.jpg

http://www.tvn.cl/archivos/especialesdeportes/copadavisrusia/ferpierde/31.jpg http://www.tvn.cl/archivos/especialesdeportes/copadavisrusia/ferpierde/35.jpg
Marat threw his racket :p
http://www.tvn.cl/archivos/especialesdeportes/copadavisrusia/ferpierde/47.jpg

Brother's Misha
http://www.tvn.cl/archivos/especialesdeportes/copadavisrusia/ferpierde/5.jpg http://www.tvn.cl/archivos/especialesdeportes/copadavisrusia/ferpierde/24.jpg

http://www.tvn.cl/archivos/especialesdeportes/copadavisrusia/ferpierde/42.jpg http://www.tvn.cl/archivos/especialesdeportes/copadavisrusia/ferpierde/17.jpg

Shadow
03-06-2005, 04:43 PM
thanks for the pics,Carolinita, :hug: and i will definetly cheer for Chile. I like them also, but against Russia unfortunaly i couldnt support them ;)

Shadow
03-06-2005, 04:44 PM
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Shadow
03-06-2005, 04:49 PM
Safin Takes Russia Through

It’s never a matter of simplicity with Russia’s Marat Safin. The Russian star, fresh from adding a second Grand Slam title at the 2005 Australian Open, made things interesting against Chile’s Fernando Gonzalez on Sunday before he single-handedly earned Russia a spot in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas quarterfinals with a hard-fought 76(4) 76(5)16 67(3)64 win over a battling Gonzalez in three hours, 36 minutes at Moscow's Olympic Stadium.

Safin’s stirring win gave the hosts an unassailable 3-1 lead and Nikolay Davydenko then rounded out the victory with a quick 62 61 dispatching of Chile’s Paul Capdeville in the ensuing dead singles rubber to give Russia a 4-1 victory.

The Russians advance to play France at home in the quarterfinal round in July.

Safin banged out 20 aces and won two of the three tiebreakers the pair played, and that was the key to the match. Gonzalez competed gamely, serving 18 aces of his own and made a spirited comeback from two sets down to force a decisive fifth set.

The capacity Russian crowd cheered Safin on and also threw a few tips his way.

“Oh, yes, they were giving me a lot of advice today,” Safin said. “Stay focused!”, “Relax !” and “Flex your knees!” were just a few of the pointers nervous onlookers threw Safin’s way, according to his post-match translation.

Safin is a phenomenally talented player who dazzles off-court as well with his command of Russian, Spanish and English. But he looked particularly drained after carrying Russia’s hopes on his back this weekend, helping to earn all three points the Russians needed to win, winning both his singles matches and partnering Mikhail Youzhny to a win in Saturday’s doubles.

“I felt a really big relief after because everyone’s happy,” said a weary Safin.

“I was not having a great time on the court today. It’s of course easier playing for yourself than playing for your country because I can play much better tennis than [I did] this weekend.”

Gonzalez carried an equally large burden with an injured Nicolas Massu held out of the competition.

“Coming back from 0-2 down against Marat is too much. He gave me a chance in the third set and I took it but in the fifth I gave him the chance.”

“But I think this will help us in the future—especially me,” Gonzalez added. “And I played good tennis here—when I play for Chile I play much better.”

But it’s Russia that moves on after an eventful weekend in Moscow and Safin, for one, has a clear preference as to a quarterfinal opponent.

“We would prefer to play France because we will be at home,” said the man with a very deserved last word.

Shadow
03-06-2005, 04:50 PM
article from YESTERDAY

Russians Take Lead in Moscow
Marat Safin and Mikhail Youzhny have given Russia a 2-1 lead in their first round World Group tie against visiting Chile, defeating Fernando Gonzalez and Adrian Garcia 63 64 63 in Saturday’s doubles rubber in Moscow.

The Russian pair parlayed four service breaks, including two in the third and final set, to gain an easy victory in one hour, 31 minutes.

Russian captain Shamil Tarpischev originally named Igor Andreev and Nikolay Davydenko to play doubles when the draw was announced Thursday, but substituted Safin and Youzhny Saturday morning and saw his hunch pay off.

“We knew we’d be playing after yesterday’s matches,” said Safin. “He [Tarpischev] asked us if we could play and we both said, ‘sure.’ ” Safin and Youzhny upped their unblemished record in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas doubles play to 3-0 with the win.

Gonzalez and Garcia had also played together only twice previously, winning both times, but were pressed into action by virtue of the absence of Chile’s Nicolas Massu, who teamed with Gonzalez to win the gold medal at the Athens Olympics last summer. Massu was held out of the tie due to a toe injury on his right foot.

Given that success in doubles is to a large degree determined by getting first serves in, seizing the net, and thus being able to control the point, the Chilean pair did not help their cause by converting only 41% of their first serves. Safin and Youzhny placed 77% of their initial offerings in-court, and were never seriously threatened.

“Marat served unbelievably today,” said Gonzalez, who showed some signs of wear coming off a four-set victory in Friday’s opening singles rubber. He had his right shoulder worked on by a courtside trainer after the second set. “It’s nothing serious,” said Gonzalez. “It’s just a little tired and tight because I used a lot of power serving yesterday (when he served 26 aces in his win over Youzhny). But I’ll be fine for tomorrow.”

It will be up to Gonzalez, the bronze-medallist in singles in Athens, to stave off elimination for Chile in tomorrow’s first singles match, when he’ll take on world No. 4 Safin. If Gonzalez manages to get by the formidable Russian, whose record in Davis Cup by BNP Paribas singles play (13-11) somewhat lags his performance on the men’s tour, then Garcia will have a chance to play the hero against his scheduled opponent, Youzhny.

The Chileans, trailing 1-2, face a formidable uphill climb in frosty Moscow if they are to advance to a quarterfinal match-up with the winner of the France-Sweden tie in Strasbourg.

“Let’s put it this way,” said Chilean captain Sergio Elias. “We’ll only have one or two shots tomorrow to make it. The key will be for us to hold serve and to make the most of those opportunities.”

Shadow
03-06-2005, 04:55 PM
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Carolinita
03-06-2005, 05:09 PM
thanks for the pics and articles Shadow :hug:

zoltan83
03-06-2005, 07:36 PM
:wavey: Nico!
ça, c'est une entrée en matière. :o
:wavey: Bea

Je trouve aussi. Je suis assez fière de moi je dois dire :p

Cris
03-06-2005, 08:51 PM
Russia :banana:
Carolina :hug: Thanks to you and Andrea for the pics and articles! :kiss:

thelma
03-06-2005, 09:24 PM
Congrats, Russia! :worship:

Thanks for the pics and articles. :cool:

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-03-06T155714Z_01_MOS66D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-03-06T154843Z_01_MOS64D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-03-06T153812Z_01_MOS63D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-03-06T153710Z_01_MOS65D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-03-06T153121Z_01_MOS61D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2005-03-06T152814Z_01_MOS62D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

MariaV
03-06-2005, 09:48 PM
Thanks everyone for posting the articles and pics! :hug:

sol
03-06-2005, 10:32 PM
Congrats, Russia and our dear Marat! :clap2: :worship: :cool:
Thanks for the pics and articles! :hug:

I'm a bit later on here so I was watching live Venezuela wins over Peru ;) :cool:

Damita
03-06-2005, 10:41 PM
Nicoooooooooooooooo :hug: :wavey:

Thanks everyone for the pics. :kiss:

next step: France :devil: woohoo!!! :bounce:

RogiFan88
03-06-2005, 10:47 PM
Marat looked happy in this tie... that's why he won! Most players play better and win when they're happy on the court! That's the way I like it!

DAVAI, RUSYA!!!

thanks for the nice pix!

Tennis Fool
03-06-2005, 11:02 PM
Ha ha Marat growing an Afro!

jerry2118
03-07-2005, 12:01 AM
Thanks for the great pics~~
Marat,U R amazin'!!!

Jennay
03-07-2005, 01:05 AM
Congratulations Marat and Russia! :bounce:

adele
03-07-2005, 05:34 AM
Marat truly is amazing... :worship:
I love the pics, thanks to all of you who posted them! :wavey:
I love the hair too lol....

PennyThePenguin
03-07-2005, 11:10 AM
What are you doing with Maria??

Anyway, keep it up...5/3.

oh..nothing much..just stating the obvious...he's fat, he's lazy, he has bad hair, he is slow...... he's an oaf..ya konw...the usual stuff. ;) :devil:

Wednesday Addams
03-07-2005, 11:29 AM
oh..nothing much..just stating the obvious...he's fat, he's lazy, he has bad hair, he is slow...... he's an oaf..ya konw...the usual stuff. ;) :devil:
That's all? Meh.
Where's the cussing? ;)

Aurora
03-07-2005, 11:31 AM
I'm happy the next opponent is France, it means both some great tennis and selfish me gets to see it :yippee: :yippee:

PennyThePenguin
03-07-2005, 11:31 AM
can't curse too much with ma'am around....schoolmams don't like little girls cursing :o

Wednesday Addams
03-07-2005, 11:33 AM
In that case, it's a good thing I don't go on msn.
I'm such a potty mouth. :o :p ;)

Wednesday Addams
03-07-2005, 11:35 AM
I'm happy the next opponent is France, it means both some great tennis and selfish me gets to see it :yippee: :yippee:
Yeah, that should be good! :bounce:
Not that I'll get to see it..... :rolleyes:
I'm just thankful we're not playing the US in the quarters. (Romania, I mean....). Tho I'm not sure Croatia is so much better..... :tape: :help:

PennyThePenguin
03-07-2005, 11:55 AM
;) but we'd still love to have u around!!!

Wednesday Addams
03-07-2005, 12:42 PM
But Maria will make me sit on a chair in a corner with a pointy hat with 'DUNCE' written on it...... :scared: :bolt:

PennyThePenguin
03-07-2005, 12:56 PM
nah..she won't

and psssttt...3 more posts to 1000!!!!

SleepySkaters
03-07-2005, 12:57 PM
Woow... I've been there, I have to say that the whole audience went completely insane while that Sunday's Safin match!!
One thing to add about the Chile's coach - Grrr!! The most scandalicious and crazy person I've ever seen. At tmes I thought he would jump at the court and take Fernando's racket and play himself!! And all that times he jumped up to the referee, and telling him he was wrong. ((((
About Marat telling he was given advice. Gigi, there was a man sitting before me in the crowd, he was screaming all the time, I thought about asking him why wasnt he playing there instead of Marat )))) Hehehe ))))
Especially I loved moments when Misha Youzhny turned to crowds and forced everyone to cheer for Marat! It was insane! Really!
I was watching tennis live for the first time so I have you know a little over-impression ))))
And I'm so happy for France, cause we'll be able to watch this one TOO!! Yes! Yessss!!!!!! *running around clapping hands* )))

Shadow
03-07-2005, 12:59 PM
thanks for ur report SleepySkaters! Im happy you enjoyed it so much!! must have been an amazing admosphare.

Wednesday Addams
03-07-2005, 01:07 PM
and psssttt...3 more posts to 1000!!!!
Really? *looks at number of posts* Oh, yeah.....!!!! :banana: Thanx!
One more now!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Wednesday Addams
03-07-2005, 01:08 PM
NUMBER 1000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :bounce: :banana: :aparty:

PennyThePenguin
03-07-2005, 01:09 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

CONGRATS DORA!!!!

wow!!!! u must've done LOTS of exploring in the past half year :yeah:

Wednesday Addams
03-07-2005, 01:11 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

CONGRATS DORA!!!!

wow!!!! u must've done LOTS of exploring in the past half year :yeah:
THANK YOU!!!! :kiss:
But not as much as you! ;)
*goes to change avvy and sig*

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-07-2005, 01:35 PM
Congrads Dora! :hug:

SleepySkaters
03-07-2005, 01:39 PM
thanks for ur report SleepySkaters! Im happy you enjoyed it so much!! must have been an amazing admosphare.

Heh, I did )))) Not reall y a report though ))) Yep. Atmosphere.. Actually I'm a Figure Skating fan, and I have to say that EVEN skating is much similar when you watch it live or on TV (of course live is much interesting and nervious, but still close to TV) And tennis is COMPLETELY different!!!! Really! Maybe cause we were watching it not from back side (like it's shown on TV), but from the side but still )))) Never thought so )))

Kiara
03-07-2005, 02:53 PM
I am like so confused now. I got home for the 3rd set. And was pretttty surprised. :( 62 UEs for the match was too much. Too sloppy, slow... He is not in top shape, I am afraid the match vs Fena on Sunday will be tough.
But now the most interesting part for our dear Vass - Lina Krasnoroutskaya (how's his hubbie's name? - Anna Dmitrieva called her still Krasnoroutskaya) made her debut as an interviewer after the match. First Marat had a chat and shook hands with Yeltsin who came down to congratulate him. Then he gave a short interview to a Chilean reporter, I hope our Chilean fans here saw & heard it. :) Then - a surprise for Marat, Lina took her 1st interview. What Marat said:
- You played well the 1st set, what happened in the 2nd set?
- I lost my game and once you lose your game, it's difficult to get it back, I just couldn't find my game again. *blah-blah*

- What about meeting Gonzalez on Sunday? He won Misha today.
- Misha lost the match himself, had he won the 1st set TB he'd have won in 3 sets.
:rolleyes: Really? I wonder. Will watch Fena vs Misha later.

And then he promised to Lina that he'll win Fena on Sunday, all smiles. Mwahaha. He said the score makes it more interesting for the spectators. Yeah. :rolleyes: I have a heart-attack guaranteed again with these 2 crazy bombers.
Ok, bye for now, gotta go. :wavey:

lol! Thanks Masha :kiss:

Lina :hearts: but she should really be on a tennis court :sad:

BelgianWaffle
03-07-2005, 03:30 PM
I'm happy the next opponent is France, it means both some great tennis and selfish me gets to see it :yippee: :yippee:


Hehe, me too! I have nothing against Sweden but the only way for me to see DC tennis is if they (=russia) play in/against France :D

Carolinita
03-07-2005, 06:25 PM
One thing to add about the Chile's coach - Grrr!! The most scandalicious and crazy person I've ever seen. At tmes I thought he would jump at the court and take Fernando's racket and play himself!! And all that times he jumped up to the referee, and telling him he was wrong.

jeje...I understand your point of view. But what happens is that we're latin...we're more spontaneous persons. Sergio couldn't contain his nerves..And sometimes he was looking like a madman :lol:

In the other hand I was surprised by such a passive attitude of Russia's captain!...I said: c'mon man!!...Move!...or says anything!....jaja...I guess we're different cultures ;)

Damita
03-07-2005, 09:13 PM
Carolinita, Shamil is always very passive. Weird i know. During the DC final in 2002 when Misha was 2 sets down against PHM Shamil wasn't very active either. It's Marat who was screaming advice at Misha, or talking to him when Misha was sitting between games. He wasn't supposed to do so (they can get fined for that.) but he did it and i'm sure it helped Michail a lot.

At the end of the match commentators on French tv said Marat had been playing every role during that week-end: the #1 of the team (winning his 2 singles easily), a good doubles player (too bad Zhenya was playing bad), and the coach! because they thought too that what he said to Misha during the last match must have helped him.

SleepySkaters
03-07-2005, 10:15 PM
jeje...I understand your point of view. But what happens is that we're latin...we're more spontaneous persons. Sergio couldn't contain his nerves..And sometimes he was looking like a madman :lol:

In the other hand I was surprised by such a passive attitude of Russia's captain!...I said: c'mon man!!...Move!...or says anything!....jaja...I guess we're different cultures ;)

Yeah, Shamil was kinda *I'm not here, I'm just an object of your imagination* )))) LOL

But Sergio was really crazy. We wwanted to glue him up to the bench, but thought that he would still jumping around with it without noticing :P

Carolinita
03-07-2005, 10:15 PM
Carolinita, Shamil is always very passive. Weird i know. During the DC final in 2002 when Misha was 2 sets down against PHM Shamil wasn't very active either. It's Marat who was screaming advice at Misha, or talking to him when Misha was sitting between games. He wasn't supposed to do so (they can get fined for that.) but he did it and i'm sure it helped Michail a lot.

At the end of the match commentators on French tv said Marat had been playing every role during that week-end: the #1 of the team (winning his 2 singles easily), a good doubles player (too bad Zhenya was playing bad), and the coach! because they thought too that what he said to Misha during the last match must have helped him.
ohh...I see....jeje...and Marat like a coach :lol: ....thank you for telling this to me :yeah:

MariaV
03-07-2005, 11:15 PM
LOL, Carolina, as you noticed Shamil T. didn't say much to Marat even when Marat was struggling losing the 3rd and 4th sets. It was Marat who was angry at his own performance.

OK, and here's the only Russian TV sports news clip on the final day, featuring France non the less. Enjoy! :)
mms://video.rfn.ru/rtr-sport/14218.asf

MariaV
03-07-2005, 11:47 PM
And if you're not bored by the funny Russian TV news videos I'm posting here's the one after Marat's win. Say so if you don't want me to post these here, OK?

mms://video.rfn.ru/rtr-sport/14164.asf

brazuca5copas
03-07-2005, 11:54 PM
González: “Es injusto perder así”
Lunes 7 de marzo de 2005

Pese a que no pudo evitar el 4-1 final de los rusos, el número uno de Chile se convirtió en el verdadero líder de un grupo que necesita de la presencia de Nicolás Massú para aspirar a cosas importantes en las ligas mayores.






Moscú



Al borde del llanto, Fernando González buscó apresuradamente los vestuarios para sufrir en solitario la impotencia de su épica caída ante el ruso Marat Safin. Es que sólo un par de puntos lo habían separado de una histórica victoria ante el número cuatro del mundo, cuya derrota por 7/6, 7/6, 1/6, 6/7 y 6/4 sepultó en el cuarto punto de la serie las ilusiones chilenas en el Grupo Mundial. Al cierre, el local Nikolai Davydenko batió por un doble 6/2 a Paul Cap-deville sólo para ampliar a 4-1 el triunfo eslavo.



Muy lejos de tener el Bombardero alguna responsabilidad directa del revés, habrá que hacer justicia y decir que fue el gran bastión chileno en este regreso a las ligas mayores.



Trabajador incansable, fue capaz de plantear una lucha brutal a Safin, que ayer por fin demostró su estatura de top ten. La batalla fue de ida y vuelta con cada uno de los jugadores dando lo mejor de su tenis, con furiosos saques y una exquisita selección de los tiros de fondo que adornaron un espectáculo de primera línea.



Tras los dos primeros sets ganados por Safin en tie-breaks, González logró romper la tendencia para imponerse por un sorprendente 6/1 en el tercer parcial. “Marat (Safin) me dio la oportunidad y la aproveché para ganar los dos sets siguientes”, dijo González, quien recalcó que en la quinta manga fue Safin el que no desperdició su opción. “Es una lástima como se perdió porque jugamos cinco sets y son algunos puntos los que cambian la historia de un partido. Es injusto perder así, pero sucedió”, afirmó el chileno tras la batalla de Moscú. “Perdí y no quiero echar la culpa a nadie”, aseguró el hombre de La Reina que hoy emprende vuelo a Estados Unidos, donde debutará este viernes en el Masters Series de Indian Wells.



Más tarde Safin confesó que aunque ganó el partido, jugó “uno de los peores partidos de todas mi carrera”, opinión que el tenista chileno no compartió. “Es verdad que perdimos pero creo que podemos irnos con la frente en alto, porque fue una serie muy complicada”.



Safin, en tanto, el gran triunfador de la jornada -fue felicitado personalmente por el ex mandatario ruso Boris Yeltsin-, aseguró que sintió un alivio tras batir a González y obtener la clasificación del equipo ruso para los cuartos de final, al tiempo que estimó que la serie hubiera sido más complicada con la presencia de Nicolás Massú. “Tuvimos suerte que no estuviera (Massú), porque si hubiera jugado él no sé cómo hubiera terminado todo”, sostuvo el moscovita, sorprendido por la capacidad de González de adaptarse, en apenas cuatro días, a la rápida carpeta de taraflex elegida por Rusia para este match

thelma
03-07-2005, 11:56 PM
:awww: Fernando .. yay.. Marat played badly but won :shrug:

Thanks for the articles, videos, and news...

RogiFan88
03-08-2005, 02:40 AM
pobrecito de Fena... but he s be proud of his efforts in a losing battle vs. RUS... at least he won a match!

Cheering for RUSSIA in the QF!

Aurora
03-08-2005, 09:22 AM
And if you're not bored by the funny Russian TV news videos I'm posting here's the one after Marat's win. Say so if you don't want me to post these here, OK?aaah, I think I can speak for everyone here we like to see every glimpse of Marat, so don't ever hesitate to post anything! :kiss: thanks doll!

AnnieNik
03-08-2005, 09:39 AM
aaah, I think I can speak for everyone here we like to see every glimpse of Marat, so don't ever hesitate to post anything! :kiss: thanks doll!

I second that :worship:

syd
03-08-2005, 01:52 PM
Well done marat, u win playing bad

Alisa
03-08-2005, 01:58 PM
hey guys! the match marat vs fernando was great!! actually i didn't have any more emotions left after marat lost the 4th set.... and didn't have any energy to clap, but it was worth it!! and i'm so happy the next round will be in russia!!! )) marat, marat, marat!!) he gave all three points to us almost all by himself! )

Alisa
03-08-2005, 01:59 PM
he was just very nervous

MariaV
03-23-2005, 08:08 AM
Hey peeps! Shamil T. said to the RIA-Novosti News Agency that they'll play in July vs France on faster clay at the Olympiiski/Olympic Sports Arena (where they played vs Chile). That it should suit Marat & Kolya and that the Frenchies are used to slower clay.

erica
03-23-2005, 09:13 AM
Oh. I so depressed that Sweden lost, otherwise I could´ve gone to Sweden this summer, and see Marat play. Well, some other time then >.<

PennyThePenguin
03-23-2005, 11:50 AM
Hey peeps! Shamil T. said to the RIA-Novosti News Agency that they'll play in July vs France on faster clay at the Olympiiski/Olympic Sports Arena (where they played vs Chile). That it should suit Marat & Kolya and that the Frenchies are used to slower clay.

thanks for the news maria....clay...should be interesting both teams play pretty well on the clay...we'll see how the french adapt to the speed ;) marat and co did beat them on slower clay ya know :D

steppy....what's ur take on this?

Bibir
03-23-2005, 02:04 PM
thanks for the news maria....clay...should be interesting both teams play pretty well on the clay...we'll see how the french adapt to the speed ;) marat and co did beat them on slower clay ya know :D

steppy....what's ur take on this?
PHM, Clément and Santoro are better on clay... particularly PHM (The threat!)

MariaV
03-23-2005, 02:31 PM
Beaaa!!!!!!!! :hug: But Fabrice is getting old :p ;)
OK, we'll see how things will be after the clay season and Wimby, who'll be injured and whatnot.

Bibir
03-23-2005, 02:52 PM
Beaaa!!!!!!!! :hug: But Fabrice is getting old :p ;)
OK, we'll see how things will be after the clay season and Wimby, who'll be injured and whatnot.
Mariaaa!!! :hug:

Fabrice "Master Yoda" and Llodra are doing well in doubles.

I presume that Marat will be very fresh after Wimbledon.:sobbing: :sobbing:

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-23-2005, 03:01 PM
I presume that Marat will be very fresh after Wimbledon.:sobbing: :sobbing:Hey, that's mean! He just might decide this year that he likes Wimbledon after all!

But clay is kind of obvious choice. French top players, Grosjean and Mathieu, aren't claycourters, and if Llodra/Santoro play doubles, they'll likely win regardless of the surface. The biggest quiestion is, will good ol'Fabrice play singles as well? :scared:

Bibir
03-23-2005, 03:17 PM
Hey, that's mean! He just might decide this year that he likes Wimbledon after all!
Impossible!!!!...because this year he'll be very tired after Roland Garros...I mean...after winning Roland Garros. :D

But clay is kind of obvious choice. French top players, Grosjean and Mathieu, aren't claycourters, and if Llodra/Santoro play doubles, they'll likely win regardless of the surface. The biggest quiestion is, will good ol'Fabrice play singles as well? :scared:
PHM vs Youzhny on clay -------> the return of the vengeance :scared:

Wednesday Addams
03-23-2005, 03:27 PM
The biggest quiestion is, will good ol'Fabrice play singles as well? :scared:
July is still far away and Marat has time to get outta whatever funk he's in right now.
I think it's safe to say he's not Santoro's bitch any more..... even tho their H-to-H record doesn't show it.... :o :mad:





God, please don't make me eat my words. :help:

foul_dwimmerlaik
03-23-2005, 03:37 PM
PHM vs Youzhny on clay -------> the return of the vengeance :scared:Play Davydenko instead. Still, July is a long way away, we don't know who'll play and in what form (on the French side, that is :D).
I think it's safe to say he's not Santoro's bitch any more..... even tho their H-to-H record doesn't show it....Hopefully, but I'll probably always have vertigo whenever Marat takes the court against him.

Bibir
03-23-2005, 03:44 PM
I think it's safe to say he's not Santoro's bitch any more..... even tho their H-to-H record doesn't show it.... :o :mad:

Marat against Fabrice "the nemesis"...in Moscow...with pressure...russian crowd...family...:scared: :scared:

I will never bet on this match...Hopefully he's old...and if he plays doubles on clay..he will not be able to play singles. :p

MariaV
03-23-2005, 06:43 PM
PHM vs Youzhny on clay -------> the return of the vengeance :scared:

Oooh!! :eek: :scared:
Bur yeah, like Tanya said, if Davydenko is in good shape he might play vs PHM (or whomever).

maratski
03-23-2005, 08:58 PM
France is a tough opponent, no matter what surface they play on. We'll see.

Saumon
03-24-2005, 07:53 PM
http://www.randlltd.com/images/AnHippo1_1b.jpg

NINA_BCN
03-24-2005, 08:42 PM
http://www.randlltd.com/images/AnHippo1_1b.jpg



Great!!!!! :haha:

Saumon
03-24-2005, 09:28 PM
well it has nothing to do with the davis cup sorry :retard:
but it's a cute russian hippo doll playing tennis ;) :p

NINA_BCN
03-24-2005, 10:22 PM
well it has nothing to do with the davis cup sorry :retard:
but it's a cute russian hippo doll playing tennis ;) :p



:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Damita
03-25-2005, 09:04 PM
thanks for the news maria....clay...should be interesting both teams play pretty well on the clay...we'll see how the french adapt to the speed ;) marat and co did beat them on slower clay ya know :D

steppy....what's ur take on this?
duh... since when am i the expert on clay courts? or French players? :p

all i can say is: i really hope PHM plays the singles, cause i can't wait to see him vs Marat!!!! :bounce:

the others aren't bad either. We don't have the best players but we have a good team. Grosjean... hmmm, hard to predict how he will be in July, but he's good on clay that's right. Clement doesn't have good results those days but he likes to play DC so even if the results don't improve til July he could still be tough, and clay isn't a problem.
and about Santoro... to be honest, as Tanya said (ok i hope it was Tanya, i've such a bad memory :o ) will he be part of the team? to be honest i'm not sure he'll play in that team again in the future. :rolleyes: there were some problems between him on one side and Forget and the other players on the other side last year... and they don't seem to be over so :shrug:

but PHM! wooohooo! i hope he'll play! and i'd like to see Monfils play you know... but maybe that would be too early. Especially against Russia. I don't want another trauma like with Paulo after 2002 :o

anyway, sorry to my people, but Davai Russia! :bounce: ;)

Damita
03-25-2005, 09:05 PM
well it has nothing to do with the davis cup sorry :retard:
but it's a cute russian hippo doll playing tennis ;) :p
haha, that's a good DC team methinks :lol:

PennyThePenguin
03-26-2005, 03:27 AM
ahmmm actually..i was just asking for a patriotic-traitorous comment ;)

Damita
03-27-2005, 12:00 PM
ahmmm actually..i was just asking for a patriotic-traitorous comment ;)
lol, more traitorous than patriotic in that case :devil: ;)

PennyThePenguin
03-27-2005, 12:10 PM
well yeah ;) and u said it, not me :angel: how's the bus company doing? still being idiots?

Damita
03-27-2005, 12:18 PM
me? did i say something?... :angel:

the bus company...yeah, idiots. I'm updating my lj right now. you'll see.

PennyThePenguin
03-27-2005, 12:47 PM
i read it steph. geesh! klootzakken!!!