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Gigan
01-10-2005, 06:09 AM
Good luck David in AO 2005!
Win it this time!

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David needs not only local support,
but also, support at "international level"! ;)
may be it will help him to win this time?
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:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

*Ljubica*
01-10-2005, 06:33 AM
It's only 6.30am here Gigan - so I'm only just crawling out of bed getting ready for work :) - but - yes - VAMOS DAVID - I believe in you for your first Grand Slam win here in Australia.

Björki
01-10-2005, 06:49 AM
Vamos David :bounce:

bovenbuuf
01-10-2005, 07:30 AM
yeah good luck David! :bounce:

crigazzio
01-10-2005, 12:46 PM
VAMOS DAVID!!!!!!! We want to see you win in Australia!!!!

sophia_c
01-10-2005, 09:22 PM
Hi all,
Vamos David!!! I know I speak for everyone on this site when I send our man the very best wishes for the Australian Open.

Hail David.... :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Jennay
01-10-2005, 10:24 PM
Good luck in Melbourne, David :D :banana:

sigmagirl91
01-10-2005, 11:05 PM
Come on, Mr. Sexy.

jazz_girl
01-11-2005, 05:09 PM
3 days till the draw's out!!!!! :bounce:

justClaudia
01-11-2005, 11:52 PM
Come on, Mr. Sexy.

I like that,Sigma! I think I'm gonna call him Mr. Sexy from now on, suits him perfectly!!

Good Luck David!!

willie
01-13-2005, 05:27 AM
Come on, Mr. Sexy.

i rather call him Mr. fat, jajajajajaja :lol: :lol: :lol:
its joke its only that i like fighting with sigmagirl, and i am sure she likes fighting me.

good luck david at AO!!!

sigmagirl91
01-13-2005, 11:43 AM
i rather call him Mr. fat, jajajajajaja :lol: :lol: :lol:
its joke its only that i like fighting with sigmagirl, and i am sure she likes fighting me.

good luck david at AO!!!

What shall I call you today, Mr. Sweet Dick?

*Ljubica*
01-13-2005, 12:12 PM
What shall I call you today, Mr. Sweet Dick?


:haha: :haha: Please don't tempt me to make an unsuitable comment here :)

sigmagirl91
01-13-2005, 01:32 PM
:haha: :haha: Please don't tempt me to make an unsuitable comment here :)

I make unsuitable comments all the time, so what's today? :devil:

willie
01-13-2005, 04:46 PM
I make unsuitable comments all the time, so what's today? :devil:

oh yes, your comment is so bad, you really hit me. :sad:

jajaja

sigmagirl91
01-13-2005, 05:44 PM
oh yes, your comment is so bad, you really hit me. :sad:

jajaja

You should know me by now, willie. I can hit below the belt when necessary.

willie
01-13-2005, 08:08 PM
You should know me by now, willie. I can hit below the belt when necessary.

yes i see. :rolleyes:

sigmagirl91
01-13-2005, 09:15 PM
yes i see. :rolleyes:

You do? Good...now, you're my new flavor of the month. I don't know how tazzie will like that, but I can multi-task.

jazz_girl
01-13-2005, 09:19 PM
Who's tazzie?

willie
01-13-2005, 09:19 PM
You do? Good...now, you're my new flavor of the month. I don't know how tazzie will like that, but I can multi-task.

okay.
but english is not my idiom, and i dont know what is flavor and tazzie. can you explain me teacher? :angel:

sigmagirl91
01-13-2005, 09:43 PM
Who's tazzie?

Check your pm.

sigmagirl91
01-13-2005, 09:56 PM
okay.
but english is not my idiom, and i dont know what is flavor and tazzie. can you explain me teacher? :angel:

OK, honey bunches, "flavor of the month" means that you're mine for this month. I will decide if I keep you or kick your tired ass to the curb (read: dump you) at the end of the month, because with many things the "flavor" doesn't last.
And, I will not explain "tazzie" because that's for me to know and you....to guess.

willie
01-13-2005, 10:19 PM
jazz you are the forum umpire and argie like me, defend me!!!she is attacking me!!! :eek:

jazz_girl
01-13-2005, 10:20 PM
She's not attacking you, she's just having fun with you ;)

willie
01-13-2005, 10:27 PM
She's not attacking you, she's just having fun with you ;)

i think she is a kind of witch, BURN HER, BURN HER!!!!! :eek: :eek:

jeje :D

sigmagirl91
01-13-2005, 10:51 PM
i think she is a kind of witch, BURN HER, BURN HER!!!!! :eek: :eek:

jeje :D

Burn moi?!! Now, why would you do a thing like that? I declare, honey, that's not a nice thing to do to a lady.

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 01:00 AM
shit!
The draw is out and David will play Ferrer in the first round, and we know he hasn't been able to beat him so far...

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 01:04 AM
David's half of the draw:
Coria vs Berdych
Mello vs Martin
Kimmich vs Zabaleta
Q vs Ferrero

Gonzalez vs Acasuso
Burgsmuller vs Andreev
Calatrava vs Ventura
Ferrer vs Nalbandian

Youzhny vs Haenhel
Benneteau vs Nadal
Q vs Almagro
Mutis vs Pavel

Chela vs Arthurs
Mathieu vs Carraz
Mayer vs Blake
Clement vs Hewitt
-------------------
Henman vs Saulnier
Volandri vs Hanescu
Q vs Montanes
Q vs Davydenko

Spadea vs Stepanek
Mantilla vs Hernych
Verdasco vs Muller
Guccione vs Cañas

Grosjean vs Llodra
Q vs Gasquet
Carlsen vs Kohlschreiber
Dupuis vs Massu

Melzer vs Sluiter
Saretta vs Healey
Bjorkman vs Rusedski
Labadze vs Roddick

sigmagirl91
01-14-2005, 01:14 AM
shit!
The draw is out and David will play Ferrer in the first round, and we know he hasn't been able to beat him so far...

I think he can take him. Keep in mind that all three of their meetings have been on clay. Different surface, different day.

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 01:19 AM
I didn't remember that, I thought they had played in hardcourts before, great news! :)
He hasn't such a bad draw if you think about it...Although, I'm still a bit nervous about Ferrer...

sigmagirl91
01-14-2005, 01:26 AM
I didn't remember that, I thought they had played in hardcourts before, great news! :)
He hasn't such a bad draw if you think about it...Although, I'm still a bit nervous about Ferrer...

No, every one of their meetings were on clay. I don't think his draw is that bad either. If he displays the same focus that he did last year, I can see him breaking past the quarters-even past Coria if they have the chance to meet-to maybe the final. I looked at the draw and Roger doesn't exactly have a cake walk.

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 01:31 AM
No, the first half is very tough. Although David could meet Hewitt and Coria in QF (I think) and Roddick in SF. It could have been much worse. And let's keep in mind that Gonzalez will play a final tomorrow and will be tired and I have no idea how Ferrer does in this surfaces.
And I don't even want to imagine him facing Youzhny...

sigmagirl91
01-14-2005, 01:32 AM
No, the first half is very tough. Although David could meet Hewitt and Coria in QF (I think) and Roddick in SF. It could have been much worse. And let's keep in mind that Gonzalez will play a final tomorrow and will be tired and I have no idea how Ferrer does in this surfaces.
And I don't even want to imagine him facing Youzhny...

I don't either, but if Youzhny can get past the Hewitt quarter, then he will face David or Coria-and may be too mentally spent to present much of a challenge.

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 01:52 AM
It's Coria in the fourth round and in QF could be Hewitt, Youzhny or Nadal among others...I'm not sure which one to pick! LOL

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 01:57 AM
Ok, I've been checking Ferrer's results from last year in fast surfaces, and the best he did was at the beginning of the year reaching QF, from then on he lost in the first and second rounds. I'm a bit more confident now.

novanora
01-14-2005, 02:29 AM
I didn't remember that, I thought they had played in hardcourts before, great news! :)
He hasn't such a bad draw if you think about it...Although, I'm still a bit nervous about Ferrer...
this draw is not bad, Ferrer can't be a trouble to him. i am more worried about Andreev

sigmagirl91
01-14-2005, 02:31 AM
this draw is not bad, Ferrer can't be a trouble to him. i am more worried about Andreev

He's the great unknown. I think, however, that David can get through him. I wouldn't measure Andreev's result against Ferrero at the FO last year as a barometer of how David will do. Andreev's an impressive player, don't get me wrong, but I don't think that he will beat David. He would have to get through Gonzalez first.

bovenbuuf
01-14-2005, 07:31 AM
Jazz thanks for the draw. Well guess there will be some nice matches to looking forward too. Guess the first round will be tough, not only because its Ferrer but just because its the first round from the first tournement he plays.

But well think he has a good change to win.

*Ljubica*
01-14-2005, 11:14 AM
As I said on another Forum - the least said from me about Ferrer the better :devil: My natural pessimism comes to the fore at the very mention of his name! His defeat of David in the 1st round of Hamburg last year was the worst live tennis experience of my life - he's a kind of poor man's Coria - runs and chases after everything and never gives up, and he obviously has the ability to frustrate our man big time :devil: Of course that was on slow clay (Ferrer's favoured surface) and the Australian courts will suit David's game better- but I don't believe David will be looking forward to this match one little bit :eek: - and all his Team were truly miserable in Hamburg and they suffered just as much as I did so I doubt they're ecstatic either!!!!!!! I forsee loads of temper tantrums and racquet throwing :devil: and David behaving badly - and I'm actually glad that British TV almost certainly won't show it because I don't want to see that match up ever again!!!!

VAMOS DAVID - PLEASE GET REVENGE FOR ME!!!!!

Action Jackson
01-14-2005, 11:16 AM
I better keep him in control then Rosie and I hope this match doesn't clash with others.

*Ljubica*
01-14-2005, 11:41 AM
I better keep him in control then Rosie and I hope this match doesn't clash with others.

Yes - you do that GWH :) Give him a big cheer (or a slap!) from me -whichever seems more appropriate!!!

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 11:43 AM
I didn't like to hear Ferrer's name at all, but I think he can make it! :)

Action Jackson
01-14-2005, 11:46 AM
Yes - you do that GWH :) Give him a big cheer (or a slap!) from me -whichever seems more appropriate!!!

I still haven't seen him really yet. I mean I have seen nearly everyone else except David and Cañas, though Chela will be around.

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 11:50 AM
Let's see some H2H:

David vs Ferrer:0-3
2004 Hamburg AMS, Clay, R64
Germany Clay R64 Ferrer 2 6 3 6
2003 Sopot, Clay, R16
Sopot, Poland Clay R16 Ferrer 4 6 6 4 3 6
2002 Umag, Clay, R32
Croatia Clay R32 Ferrer 4 6 3 6



David vs Feña: 4-1
2003 World Team Championship, Clay, RR
Dusseldorf, Germany Clay RR Gonzalez 4 6 5 7
2003 Hamburg TMS, Clay, Q
Germany Clay Q Nalbandian 5 7 6 3 6 4
2002 Basel, Carpet, F
Switzerland Carpet F Nalbandian 6 4 6 3 6 2
2002 Buenos Aires, Clay, R16
Argentina Clay R16 Nalbandian 6 3 1 6 7 6
2001 Montevideo, CH, Clay, F
Uruguay Clay F Nalbandian 6 2 3 6 6 3

David vs Andreev:
0-0

sigmagirl91
01-14-2005, 11:57 AM
I still think David can do it. Does anyone remember the last time David lost in the first round of a GS? Was it 2002 US Open?

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 12:07 PM
Yeah, I think so...
Last year he made:
QF in AO, lost to Federer
SF in RG, lost to Gaudio
didn't play Wimbledon
2nd round USO, lost to Youzhny :rolleyes:
2003:
QF AO, lost to Schuettler
2nd round RG, lost to Coutelot :rolleyes:
4th round Wimbledon, lost to Henman
SF USO, lost to Roddick

2002:
2nd round AO, lost to Ferreira
3rd round RG, lost to Safin
F Wimbledon, lost to Hewitt
1st round USO, lost to Sargsian

crigazzio
01-14-2005, 12:53 PM
Well, we can see great matches in this AO!!!! and hard ones too.....so David can make it, he´s strong, he needs to saty focus and jhust do it baby!!!! I can´t wait to see him win......

willie
01-14-2005, 01:43 PM
david will crash coria in the 4th round, that will be as great match... ;)

Björki
01-14-2005, 02:00 PM
david will crash coria in the 4th round, that will be as great match... ;)
would be great. But I hope Berdych kicks his a... in the first round :lol:

sigmagirl91
01-14-2005, 02:42 PM
would be great. But I hope Berdych kicks his a... in the first round :lol:

And I think that Berdych has enough game to do just that.

*Ljubica*
01-14-2005, 03:17 PM
would be great. But I hope Berdych kicks his a... in the first round :lol:


YAY - Good Luck Berdych :bigclap: :bigclap:

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 03:18 PM
Calleri has a very tough first round, and I agree...Coria doesn't have it easy.

*Ljubica*
01-14-2005, 03:31 PM
Calleri has a very tough first round, and I agree...Coria doesn't have it easy.

Yes - I'm worried about poor Agustin -you know how I like him. The Beast is a tough draw :tears:

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 03:39 PM
I know, and he hasn't been regular is a long time now...I think his misery started when he beat Agassi last year...

crigazzio
01-14-2005, 05:35 PM
Calleri has a very tough first round, and I agree...Coria doesn't have it easy.
Poor gordo is a tough match!!! Really......but we know him, he has those moments when he becames in a great tennis player!!!! so Go Gordo....
About Coria, well i gues he can pass the first match, is Coria,the magic is here, but of course never will be so Amazing as David :worship:

justClaudia
01-14-2005, 05:49 PM
Thanks for the draw,Jazz :)

Only checking it now..but the Ferrer name,I'm not sure yet if I like or not :confused:

It's not gonna be easy for sure.
But I believe David has game for him!

Can't wait for the AO to start!!
Vamos David!

justClaudia
01-14-2005, 05:53 PM
Poor gordo is a tough match!!! Really......but we know him, he has those moments when he becames in a great tennis player!!!! so Go Gordo....
About Coria, well i gues he can pass the first match, is Coria,the magic is here, but of course never will be so Amazing as David :worship:


Ceci! :wavey:
Haven't seen you around in a long time!!

Hope you're ok! :smooch:

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 05:54 PM
It's true Ceci! Where have you been? a lot of work?

sigmagirl91
01-14-2005, 05:58 PM
Poor gordo is a tough match!!! Really......but we know him, he has those moments when he becames in a great tennis player!!!! so Go Gordo....
About Coria, well i gues he can pass the first match, is Coria,the magic is here, but of course never will be so Amazing as David :worship:

Where the hell have you been?

*Ljubica*
01-14-2005, 06:31 PM
Thanks for the draw,Jazz :)

Only checking it now..but the Ferrer name,I'm not sure yet if I like or not :confused:

It's not gonna be easy for sure.
But I believe David has game for him!

Can't wait for the AO to start!!
Vamos David!

You don't like it Claudia :devil: He has a 3-0 head-to-head winning record against our man :eek: I definately will be too nervous to sleep during that match - so strong tea, chocolate and sitting up all night in front of the computer seems likely!!

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 06:46 PM
I hope he plays the first day so we can get over it ;)

Raquel
01-14-2005, 07:21 PM
Good Luck David! :D

Everything's been said already about the draw so just take it one match at a time David and we'll see what happens :)

*Ljubica*
01-14-2005, 07:31 PM
I hope he plays the first day so we can get over it ;)

So do I!!

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 07:44 PM
LOL!!!

sigmagirl91
01-14-2005, 09:13 PM
I hope he plays the first day, gets it over with, so I can take my trankie and go to bed.

jazz_girl
01-14-2005, 10:40 PM
Yeah, I think it will be the best for everybody :)

sigmagirl91
01-14-2005, 11:52 PM
I think so, too. I think I'll have my strong drink and go to bed.

jazz_girl
01-15-2005, 12:02 AM
I'll follow the match live no matter at what time it is on. The only match I didn't follow this year, was the one against Henman and he lost!

novanora
01-15-2005, 07:10 AM
Yeah, I think it will be the best for everybody
not for me :p Australian time is the most ideal one for me, you know. It's quite fair, i always depend on my coffee when the European and American tourneys. Here will broadcast AO all day long, and if he has the "luck" to be arranged in center courter, then I can watch him play, without sleepiness :D

Jazz, i know you will be online, no matter what time ;) i will never stop talking with you to make you keep awake.

ah, forget to say hi to Ceci :bigwave:

novanora
01-15-2005, 10:08 AM
First day schedule has been out. First half of the draw will play first, so no David on first day.

jazz_girl
01-15-2005, 10:30 AM
First day schedule has been out. First half of the draw will play first, so no David on first day.
No!!!! :sad:

novanora
01-15-2005, 10:40 AM
you can watch Gaudio or Moya's match :hug:

*Ljubica*
01-15-2005, 11:01 AM
First day schedule has been out. First half of the draw will play first, so no David on first day.


:banghead: No.........! Ar least if he had played 1st day then I could have slept all day Sunday to "prepare" for it!!!! As it is - I'll have to work all day Minday, stay up all Monday night - and then go to work on Tuesday - :eek: I'll never do that!!!

jazz_girl
01-15-2005, 11:08 AM
Hey, there's a very nice and long interview with David in Clarin, I'll translate it later ;)

sigmagirl91
01-15-2005, 04:00 PM
OK, we'll wait. Thanks in advance Jazz.

jazz_girl
01-15-2005, 04:02 PM
I already translated the interview, it's in the articles and stuff thread :)

sigmagirl91
01-15-2005, 04:10 PM
Cool. I'll read now.

bovenbuuf
01-17-2005, 07:34 AM
Order of play tueday

Vodafone Arena Start Time 11.00 AM


Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Chris Guccione (AUS) vs. Guillermo Canas (ARG)[12]


followed by
Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Anastasia Myskina (RUS)[3] vs. Kveta Peschke (CZE)


Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
David Ferrer (ESP) vs. David Nalbandian (ARG)[9]

Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) vs. Venus Williams (USA)[8]

*Ljubica*
01-17-2005, 08:04 AM
Probably about the worst time for me :sad: I reckon on about 5.00am start in England and I have to leave for work at 6.30am so I'll almost certainly miss the end of the match :sad:

novanora
01-17-2005, 08:19 AM
Thanks, bov. it's in Vodafone Arena, so highly probably it won't be televised live here, but if the duck can over his match quickly, maybe i can catch some ending part of david's match.

Rosie, you go to work soooo early!! :eek:

*Ljubica*
01-17-2005, 08:47 AM
Thanks, bov. it's in Vodafone Arena, so highly probably it won't be televised live here, but if the duck can over his match quickly, maybe i can catch some ending part of david's match.

Rosie, you go to work soooo early!! :eek:

I start at 7.30am and it takes about an hour to commute from my home to the office. I might ask my boss if I can come in an hour later tomorrow but then I'll only have to work an hour later to make up for it and the traffic is appalling going home if you leave the office later.

novanora
01-17-2005, 09:03 AM
I start at 7.30am and it takes about an hour to commute from my home to the office. I might ask my boss if I can come in an hour later tomorrow but then I'll only have to work an hour later to make up for it and the traffic is appalling going home if you leave the office later.
if so, can you watch his match live on TV?

bovenbuuf
01-17-2005, 09:14 AM
well hope so, but well not sure. Depends on the other matches.but well lets hope that Eurosport is in a good mood

*Ljubica*
01-17-2005, 09:44 AM
if so, can you watch his match live on TV?

It depends - Tim Henman plays 4th match on another court and we get British Eurosport who will always show Tim Henman first and foremost - so it depends on how quickly the other court moves! Maybe a little if we're lucky.

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 11:32 AM
It's gonna be a long night...I'm not sure if it will be on tv here, I hope it is!!!
Vamos David!!!

*Ljubica*
01-17-2005, 11:48 AM
It's gonna be a long night...I'm not sure if it will be on tv here, I hope it is!!!
Vamos David!!!

'I'll just go to bed really early and get up about 4.30am so it's probably easier for me. Oh - and Kevin (my lovely Boss :) ) just agreed for me to come in an hour or so later tomorrow morning so I should be able to follow most of it before I have to leave.

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 12:10 PM
That's great Rosie! :)
I couldn't see much yesterday, they started with a VERY boring Zuluaga match and I fell asleep, so I had to see all the results this morning :mad:

*Ljubica*
01-17-2005, 12:23 PM
That's great Rosie! :)
I couldn't see much yesterday, they started with a VERY boring Zuluaga match and I fell asleep, so I had to see all the results this morning :mad:

The only thing I saw was the final two sets of Moya's match when I got up this morning. Then I had to follow Marat on live scoring from work.

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 12:45 PM
It was a very nice win for Marat :)

*Ljubica*
01-17-2005, 12:54 PM
It was a very nice win for Marat :)

Yes, it's very important to have as many quick matches as possible in a 2-week Grand Slam - especially in that heat!

Action Jackson
01-17-2005, 12:56 PM
Dave is 3rd match on Vodafone I am not sure how much of it I will see, but I will have to be in plenty of places at once.

Zabaleta vs Kimmich
Gonzo vs Acasuso
Ferrer vs Nalbandian
Almagro vs Reynolds
Pavel vs Mutis
Mantilla vs Hernych
Cañas vs Guccione
Saretta vs Healey

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 01:05 PM
You have a very busy schedule! If you get to see him, please, let us know how he played :)
I really hope he wins tonight!

crigazzio
01-17-2005, 01:10 PM
That's great Rosie! :)
I couldn't see much yesterday, they started with a VERY boring Zuluaga match and I fell asleep, so I had to see all the results this morning :mad:
Well, don´t be mad, Gaudio wasn´t a funny match either :rolleyes: , i was waiting to see Agus, but they showed Zuluaga, Federer, and Gaudio :mad: , but El gordo won!!!!! :bigclap: :bigclap: Great for him, I´m happy , i hope today ESPN shows all David´s match!!!!
I´m dying to see him play again!!!!!! :bounce:
Ey, is true, Moya is out??? :eek:

*Ljubica*
01-17-2005, 01:24 PM
Dave is 3rd match on Vodafone I am not sure how much of it I will see, but I will have to be in plenty of places at once.

Zabaleta vs Kimmich
Gonzo vs Acasuso
Ferrer vs Nalbandian
Almagro vs Reynolds
Pavel vs Mutis
Mantilla vs Hernych
Cañas vs Guccione
Saretta vs Healey

Yes - many desparate women here are relying on you :angel:

Choupi
01-17-2005, 01:35 PM
Just popping in to wish good luck to David for his match against Ferrer today.

*Ljubica*
01-17-2005, 01:39 PM
Just popping in to wish good luck to David for his match against Ferrer today.

Thanks Choupi :hug:

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 01:53 PM
Yeah Ceci, Moyá lost. I kind of see it coming. It was very difficult for him to beat García in Chennai, and he hasn't been playing well at all lately. I know he won a title already, but he didn't play well at all there...I'd say Srichaphan choked...
The good news is that he didn't have anything to defend, so it's not so bad for him.

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 02:43 PM
Coria: "The ideal player would have Federer's game and David's return and backhand"

*Ljubica*
01-17-2005, 03:13 PM
Coria: "The ideal player would have Federer's game and David's return and backhand"

Is he trying to make us love him? Because it won't work with me - LOL :devil:

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 03:29 PM
LOL!

sigmagirl91
01-17-2005, 05:47 PM
Is he trying to make us love him? Because it won't work with me - LOL :devil:

Not with moi either.

crigazzio
01-17-2005, 06:58 PM
Coria: "The ideal player would have Federer's game and David's return and backhand"

Now i like Coria LOL!!!!

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 07:04 PM
Ceci, you're so easy!!!! LOL!

crigazzio
01-17-2005, 07:08 PM
LOL!!!! I know!!! I can´t help it!!!!!But just for today!!!

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 07:11 PM
I'm sure you'll be cheering for Berdych tonight :devil:

Laury
01-17-2005, 07:13 PM
Vamos David! I know he´ll be at least in semis ;)

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 07:16 PM
Hi Laury! :wavey: Nice to see you here.

crigazzio
01-17-2005, 07:22 PM
Well, no..but only cause i´ll be concentrated in David´s match , i have to sleep to see that match and work tomorrow!!!!! ;)

NOUKY
01-17-2005, 07:26 PM
Hi everybody ! :wavey:
It's been a long time since I posted here but I have kept on reading you and thinking of our dearest Nalbi ! :hearts: Let's cross our fingers for tonight !
VAMOS you can do it, :bounce: you're my number ONE !!! :worship: :inlove:

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 07:29 PM
Hi Nouki! Welcome back :wavey:

crigazzio
01-17-2005, 07:34 PM
ohh is so nice to see you all here, cheering for David, we´re back!!! A new year together!!!! IUPIIIII LOL

sigmagirl91
01-17-2005, 07:35 PM
Come on, David.

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 07:37 PM
The good news is that my sister is out and won't come back till tomorrow, so I'll be able to be online tonight, while he plays :)

crigazzio
01-17-2005, 07:50 PM
The good news is that my sister is out and won't come back till tomorrow, so I'll be able to be online tonight, while he plays :)

Great!!!! I´ll be online too then....

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 07:55 PM
Great!!! So I'll see you then. Sigma, will you be able to join us? :)

*Ljubica*
01-17-2005, 07:56 PM
Hi Laury and Nouky :wavey: - nice to see you both here again! And if I go to bed fairly soon, I should be able to drag myself out of bed for 4.30am and follow live scores with whoever is here tomorrow morning.

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 08:01 PM
I hope I can stay up late tonight cause last night I fell asleep :mad:
I just checked in Clarin and they said that David will play at around 1 am...

crigazzio
01-17-2005, 08:09 PM
I hope I can stay up late tonight cause last night I fell asleep :mad:
I just checked in Clarin and they said that David will play at around 1 am...
That´s why i need to sleep early and wake up at that time..... ;) If i don´t see you online i can call you, and please do the same with me, then will know that we´re watching.... ;)

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 08:12 PM
LOL! Ok ;)

crigazzio
01-17-2005, 08:17 PM
Great!!! I´ll call you if i don´t see you online tonight!!!

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 08:21 PM
LOL! ok. I'll be online as soon as the match starts :)

crigazzio
01-17-2005, 08:31 PM
YES!!! I´m so happy the new ATP tour is here again!!!! LOL!!! I can´t wait to see him tonight!!!! ;)

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 08:31 PM
I was checking some stats and Ferrer lost in the first round both tournaments he played this year: against Federer in Doha: 1-6 1-6 and against Mirny in Sydney 1-6 5-7.

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 10:41 PM
If anyone from latin america is here, put ESPN+ cause they're about to show David's interview and what he thinks about Ferrer :)

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 10:45 PM
They showed David practicing with Eduardo and laughing a bit, and also walking out of the court with 3 bodyguards. The court was full of people watching him practice.
They didn't show an interview :mad: maybe he didn't want to talk...

taysbest
01-17-2005, 11:09 PM
You're ESPN is so much better than ours. We get to see exciting things like Poker, Jump Rope, Worlds Strongest Man (OK- guilty pleasure- I actually like to watch that) and Spelling Bee!! The only way we get to see Gaston or David is if they are playing an American (or walking behind one somewhere) or if there aren't any tapes of Serena they can show. Maybe they saved the interview for later?

Action Jackson
01-17-2005, 11:13 PM
David is a big star these days. I mean I remember when he and Gaston were on the shit courts, now they are playing in the better ones and David is quite popular down here for sure.

taysbest
01-17-2005, 11:14 PM
Is he trying to make us love him? Because it won't work with me - LOL :devil:

He has to do more than that for me too !..... :ras: :D

Bibir
01-17-2005, 11:35 PM
Good luck David! :wavey:

It's really strange....Thanks to people like you "Jime" "Sigma" and "Coach Rosie" I'm begining to really like David Nalbadian.

Love the fans and you'll love the star!...I presume ;)

:hug:

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 11:39 PM
David is a big star these days. I mean I remember when he and Gaston were on the shit courts, now they are playing in the better ones and David is quite popular down here for sure.
That's great to know George! :)
Have fun at the matches today! What are you planning to see?

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 11:40 PM
You're ESPN is so much better than ours. We get to see exciting things like Poker, Jump Rope, Worlds Strongest Man (OK- guilty pleasure- I actually like to watch that) and Spelling Bee!! The only way we get to see Gaston or David is if they are playing an American (or walking behind one somewhere) or if there aren't any tapes of Serena they can show. Maybe they saved the interview for later?
Spelling bee??? Is that consider a sport?
We're lucky to see David live tonight, but I think that after putting up Zuluaga last night, we deserved it! ;)

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 11:41 PM
Good luck David! :wavey:

It's really strange....Thanks to people like you "Jime" "Sigma" and "Coach Rosie" I'm begining to really like David Nalbadian.

Love the fans and you'll love the star!...I presume ;)

:hug:
That's great to know Bea :hug:

justClaudia
01-17-2005, 11:46 PM
I just wish that David is not as nervous as I am!!

And the damn hour he's playing is criminal for us here in europe, I just hope I don't fall asleep!! And of course that our lovely Eurosport shows the match..at least a bit!

Vamos David!!

jazz_girl
01-17-2005, 11:50 PM
Some of us will be online during David's match, so if you want to join us, pm me and I'll give you my msn address :)

justClaudia
01-18-2005, 12:02 AM
Thanks Jazz..but I won't be online during the match,I'd love too..but I don't have Internet at home anymore ( I use my boyfriend's computer!!).

I'll be in front of my TV biting my nails!

You girls have fun and cheer a lot for him!!

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 12:04 AM
Let's hope David wins so everyone can have fun :)

sigmagirl91
01-18-2005, 01:29 AM
Honey, I will be fast asleep. I can't "cheer" him on to victory like I always do.

novanora
01-18-2005, 01:47 AM
Let's hope David wins so everyone can have fun :)
i will be online, and keep you awake. have fun

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 04:51 AM
i will be online, and keep you awake. have fun

Close matches and tie-breaks at 4.30am are NOT fun :devil:

sigmagirl91
01-18-2005, 04:56 AM
Close matches and tie-breaks at 4.30am are NOT fun :devil:

Nope. So, I'm glad that tank ass won the first set.

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 05:01 AM
Nope. So, I'm glad that tank ass won the first set.

But just lost his serve in the second :devil: - can't even go over to the live score thread because t_d is there following Roddick and I just haven't got the time and energy for her at this hour - I'd probably let rip at her and get mysef banned :eek:

novanora
01-18-2005, 05:07 AM
so far 3 double faults, 21 unforced errors and 16 winners

duck's match will be over soon, i hope here can televise his match after that!!

novanora
01-18-2005, 05:09 AM
damn :mad::smash: lost another serve

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:12 AM
Hi guys!!!!
Can you belive the idiots of ESPN!!! They're showing Roddick instead of David!!!! :mad:

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:13 AM
David broke back 4-2

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:13 AM
Hold david!!!!!

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 05:16 AM
My damned scoreboard keeps on crashing :devil:

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:17 AM
He was broken again!!! :mad:

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:18 AM
There's a mistake in the scoreboard, he wasn't broken yet...

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:19 AM
He held!!!!!
7-6 3-4*
Broke back!!!

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:20 AM
You have got to be kidding me!!!! They're about to show Serena and not David!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

novanora
01-18-2005, 05:22 AM
Hi guys!!!!
Can you belive the idiots of ESPN!!! They're showing Roddick instead of David!!!! :mad:

here is showing Myskina's video match!!!!!!! :mad: :mad: :mad:
starsports is also idiot!! :mad:

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:23 AM
David has to hold now!
*3-5

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 05:25 AM
Well I've got it live now - he's losing his serve 0-30 at 3-5 :devil: I just feel he's going to lose and I'm going to be late for work :sad: In fact - I'm off to have a shower now - losing patience rapidly.See you later.

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:29 AM
Great, now they're showing Gonzalez in two different channels!!!! :mad:

novanora
01-18-2005, 05:30 AM
what's going on now?? my S/B freeze, has he held it or not?

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:31 AM
my scoreboard is frozen...

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:31 AM
He held!!!
4-5*
Break again!!!

novanora
01-18-2005, 05:35 AM
Great, now they're showing Gonzalez in two different channels!!!! :mad:
he got a BP!!!!

our another channel is showing Thomas Johansson!! :mad: :mad:

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:35 AM
David just had 3bp and didn't take them :mad:

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:36 AM
They say they're gonna show him now...

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:37 AM
I'm watching him now!!!!

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:38 AM
He's having so many bp!!! Take one!

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 05:41 AM
Lost the set :(

novanora
01-18-2005, 05:42 AM
I'm watching him now!!!!
damn!!! i want to know his serving, he has been broken for couple of times today :mad: :mad:

niko
01-18-2005, 06:01 AM
I'm watching David right now and I have bad news for you. If that's David then he is done with tennis. This guy is going to drop in ratings big time. I'm really sorry , but I'm not a fanatic, I'm a fan of tennis and David is done.

niko
01-18-2005, 06:10 AM
damn!!! i want to know his serving, he has been broken for couple of times today :mad: :mad:
David's serv is absolutly terrible.

niko
01-18-2005, 06:12 AM
I'll take my comment back if David gets trough.

Björki
01-18-2005, 06:17 AM
what is the score please?

Björki
01-18-2005, 06:18 AM
oh I see 6-7, 6-4, 4-3
come on David

niko
01-18-2005, 06:25 AM
Ferrer is serving at 5-4 in the third

novanora
01-18-2005, 06:26 AM
I'll take my comment back if David gets trough.
you don't need to take it back whatever he gets through or not. this is admitted already, and 7 times been broken so far has proved that :mad: :mad:

david :smash::smash:

niko
01-18-2005, 06:28 AM
Ferrer took the third set.

Björki
01-18-2005, 06:28 AM
:( come on David take the next two pls.
:bounce:

novanora
01-18-2005, 06:32 AM
I'm watching David right now and I have bad news for you. If that's David then he is done with tennis. This guy is going to drop in ratings big time. I'm really sorry , but I'm not a fanatic, I'm a fan of tennis and David is done.
this is horrible! i can't watch him right now, but i can see it's somewhat terrible from the statistics. is it really that terrible?? :sad:

Björki
01-18-2005, 06:35 AM
1-0 David come on break him

niko
01-18-2005, 06:37 AM
Every time I watch David he looks like he doesn't care whether he loses or not I just don't get it.

Björki
01-18-2005, 06:46 AM
BP Nalby. COME ON.

Björki
01-18-2005, 06:47 AM
yes. David leads 3-1 in the fourth set.

niko
01-18-2005, 06:49 AM
yes. David leads 3-1 in the fourth set.
Son of a gun David.

niko
01-18-2005, 06:53 AM
I wonder why David's serve is so ugly?

Björki
01-18-2005, 06:55 AM
David 5-1 :woohoo:

Björki
01-18-2005, 06:58 AM
Ferrer broke back.
Nalby 5-2

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:04 AM
where are u all? Rosie, Jazz..

David wins fourth set 6-3. :)

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:08 AM
3 BP for Nalby

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:09 AM
David vs Ferrer 7-6, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, *1-0

Kyla
01-18-2005, 07:11 AM
Oh no - I just got up and he's in the fifth set :eek:

At least one break up now!

Kyla, again biting her nails

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:12 AM
David 2-0*

Kyla
01-18-2005, 07:15 AM
I'm going back to bed now - my nerves can't stand this...

*keepingallmyfingerscrossedforDavid*

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:22 AM
David vs Ferrer 7-6, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, *3-2

niko
01-18-2005, 07:26 AM
You have to admitt that with that kind of play you can't achive big goals.
3-3

niko
01-18-2005, 07:27 AM
What I mean by that even if David wins it doesn't mean anything.

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:28 AM
Ferrer broke back 3-3

but again 2 BPs for David.

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:29 AM
deuce.
caome on David!!!!

niko
01-18-2005, 07:31 AM
I lost the reception

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:31 AM
Yes David breaks *4-3
HOLD!!!!!

niko
01-18-2005, 07:34 AM
What's the score Bjorky

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:34 AM
4-3 40-15

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:36 AM
5-3*

niko
01-18-2005, 07:36 AM
I got it back Bjorki at 5-3

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:40 AM
*5-4 come on David one more game
30-0
40-0

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:42 AM
6-4 !!!!!! :woohoo:

niko
01-18-2005, 07:43 AM
It's over for the day

novanora
01-18-2005, 07:43 AM
finally won!!!!!!!!!!

i can't believe how i stand for this!!!

Choupi
01-18-2005, 07:44 AM
Hi all! I just woke up and saw the last game of the match...wow! I wanted to say congratulations to David, and welcome into the 2nd round...

niko
01-18-2005, 07:44 AM
6-4 !!!!!! :woohoo:
You think that level of his play is enough

Björki
01-18-2005, 07:48 AM
You think that level of his play is enough
I am just happy he won that match!!!
I haven't watched the match.

niko
01-18-2005, 07:52 AM
I am just happy he won that match!!!
I haven't watched the match.
That was terrible Bjorki. I hope he takes a lesson.

bovenbuuf
01-18-2005, 08:07 AM
well good to see he won, but well it wasn't really pleasant to watch.

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 08:18 AM
where are u all? Rosie, Jazz..

David wins fourth set 6-3. :)

Bjorki - I had to leave at the end of the 4th set to drive to work. I was listening to reports on the car radio on the way in and driving myself demented :eek: Sorry Jazz and Nova that I couldn't stay to give match reports - I was late for work as it is and, to be honest, - the match was driving me so crazy I didn't trust myself to comment on it too well. I was either in tears, or screaming at the TV - or frightening the cats with my bad language!!! Anyway - he won - hope next round will be less stressful!

Tricky_Forehand
01-18-2005, 08:24 AM
I've already posted in the AO thread but i'll do more celebrating here:

:woohoo: :aparty: :dance: :bounce: :yeah:

I know that it wasn't the best match that David has ever played but he sure as hell fought when he had to. I'm SO proud of him!! :D.

The added bonus was getting to see the last set and a half of the match on ESPN :yeah:

I hope that David can get some rest now and be ready for Thursday :)

Tricky_Forehand
01-18-2005, 08:26 AM
i'm almost afraid to change my avatar if i find a good one of David before i go to bed. i'm a bit superstitous

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 08:28 AM
this is horrible! i can't watch him right now, but i can see it's somewhat terrible from the statistics. is it really that terrible?? :sad:

He was pretty terrible Nova - but - to be fair - this is his first REAL match since his Father died, and the commentators were saying it was 40 degrees C out there and it was a gruelling match :sad: Ferrer is a fighter and it was never going to be easy - as you know - I said as soon as I saw the draw that Ferrer was going to win so I'm pleasantly surprised. And I don't think he wasn't trying - just getting "down" and sad and stressed and couldn't find the fight for a while in that heat. Eurosport kept on showing hs brother and Eduardo in the stands - they looked worse than he did bless them :eek: At one stage I actually screamed at the TV - "David don't do this to Eduardo and Javier - they deserve better!" :sad: Ugh - what a ghastly start - hope things can get better from now on.

niko
01-18-2005, 08:45 AM
He was pretty terrible Nova - but - to be fair - this is his first REAL match since his Father died, and the commentators were saying it was 40 degrees C out there and it was a gruelling match :sad: Ferrer is a fighter and it was never going to be easy - as you know - I said as soon as I saw the draw that Ferrer was going to win so I'm pleasantly surprised. And I don't think he wasn't trying - just getting "down" and sad and stressed and couldn't find the fight for a while in that heat. Eurosport kept on showing hs brother and Eduardo in the stands - they looked worse than he did bless them :eek: At one stage I actually screamed at the TV - "David don't do this to Eduardo and Javier - they deserve better!" :sad: Ugh - what a ghastly start - hope things can get better from now on.
What do you mean by his first REAL match

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 08:55 AM
Important tournament involving ranking points instead of an exhibition like Kooyong or Copa Argentina.

bovenbuuf
01-18-2005, 09:22 AM
well for the next round he has to face S. Ventura. Ventura also needed 5 sets to get his victory.

H2H is still 0-0

novanora
01-18-2005, 10:00 AM
He was pretty terrible Nova - but - to be fair - this is his first REAL match since his Father died, and the commentators were saying it was 40 degrees C out there and it was a gruelling match :sad: Ferrer is a fighter and it was never going to be easy - as you know - I said as soon as I saw the draw that Ferrer was going to win so I'm pleasantly surprised. And I don't think he wasn't trying - just getting "down" and sad and stressed and couldn't find the fight for a while in that heat. Eurosport kept on showing hs brother and Eduardo in the stands - they looked worse than he did bless them :eek: At one stage I actually screamed at the TV - "David don't do this to Eduardo and Javier - they deserve better!" :sad: Ugh - what a ghastly start - hope things can get better from now on.
yeah! rosie, i watched the last 2 sets of his matches!! finally, our TV can be kind to me, and agreed to broadcast his match live! his serving is much terrible, powerless!! And maybe it's too hot, he seems not that concentrated and energetic!! look at the statistics, those two Davids have been broken for 18 times totally!! and both of them made many unforced errors! it's not a good match, but luckily he won it. Ferrer played more active and positive than him, he runs all the corners around the court, and he tried to save every ball David hit! if Ferrer didn't made so many mistakes, he deserves that winning. have to say, two davids both serves terribly.......

novanora
01-18-2005, 10:05 AM
I've already posted in the AO thread but i'll do more celebrating here:

:woohoo: :aparty: :dance: :bounce: :yeah:

I know that it wasn't the best match that David has ever played but he sure as hell fought when he had to. I'm SO proud of him!! :D.

The added bonus was getting to see the last set and a half of the match on ESPN :yeah:

I hope that David can get some rest now and be ready for Thursday :)
i saw he played some amazing backhand winners in the late part of the match. and glad to see he didn't throw any racquet in such a long tough match!!

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 10:09 AM
i saw he played some amazing backhand winners in the late part of the match. and glad to see he didn't throw any racquet in such a long tough match!!

You must have missed the racquet throwing Nova - it was definately there :devil: From both of them!

novanora
01-18-2005, 10:31 AM
i only watched the last two sets of this match. i should have thought that if he didn't throw the racquet, then must be not him :rolleyes:

novanora
01-18-2005, 10:37 AM
well for the next round he has to face S. Ventura. Ventura also needed 5 sets to get his victory.

H2H is still 0-0
that Ventura only played two tourneys last year and both lost in the first round, so i know nothing about him.

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 10:38 AM
i only watched the last two sets of this match. i should have thought that if he didn't throw the racquet, then must be not him :rolleyes:

Then you missed the 3rd - that was the worst - he was depressed and hot and Ferrer was playing well.

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 12:00 PM
I agree, the third set was the worst, he looked completly lost and desperate. But he still tried to find new variants to win. He was better in fourth set, more concentrated than Ferrer and I actually liked how he played in the fifth.
I don't think he likes to play against Ferrer at all, and it was defenitly not his day.
But the crowd gave him a standing ovation at the end and he appreciated it, cause he signed lots of autographs and thanked the crowd.
I'm pretty sure he'll do better from now on, remember he usually starts this way in tournaments and gets better as rounds go by, so I know he can do it and I'm sure he can beat Ventura.

sigmagirl91
01-18-2005, 12:01 PM
I agree, the third set was the worst, he looked completly lost and desperate. But he still tried to find new variants to win. He was better in fourth set, more concentrated than Ferrer and I actually liked how he played in the fifth.
I don't think he likes to play against Ferrer at all, and it was defenitly not his day.
But the crowd gave him a standing ovation at the end and he appreciated it, cause he signed lots of autographs and thanked the crowd.
I'm pretty sure he'll do better from now on, remember he usually starts this way in tournaments and gets better as rounds go by, so I know he can do it and I'm sure he can beat Ventura.

His confidence level should soar after this match. I, like many of you, was certain that he was done, but he hung right on in there.

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 12:25 PM
Hopefully I will see the end on the highlights show later - I just had to leave or lose my job!

taysbest
01-18-2005, 12:42 PM
I didn't see the match (I had to go to bed and ESPN had Andy on when I turned it off) but :clap2: Yeah David!!!! WOO HOO!!! I'm sure he'll play better as the rounds progress.

Action Jackson
01-18-2005, 12:44 PM
Ventura is very tough and runs a lot of balls down and in a way is similar to Ferrer. It was an ugly match with the right result.

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 12:58 PM
I didn't see the match (I had to go to bed and ESPN had Andy on when I turned it off) but :clap2: Yeah David!!!! WOO HOO!!! I'm sure he'll play better as the rounds progress.

He can't play any worse :devil: That match has put me in a niggly, miserable mood all day :devil: And PLEASE tell me Ventura isn't another Ferrer clone :eek:

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 01:04 PM
I'm confident he'll play better after this. It can't get any worse LOL
We need a fast win too...

sigmagirl91
01-18-2005, 01:09 PM
He CAN'T play much worse.

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 01:15 PM
LOL! I know!
In his defence, the last set was better...And I think he can win against Ventura...

novanora
01-18-2005, 01:16 PM
He can't play any worse :devil: That match has put me in a niggly, miserable mood all day :devil: And PLEASE tell me Ventura isn't another Ferrer clone :eek:
me too :o i delayed my lunch totally 4 hours, coz i have no appetite at all after watching his match, it's too terrible :p

He seems not good at coping with Ferrer type players: high speed of running all of the court to save the ball. I haven't watched any match of Ventura, maybe another unknown bomb?

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 01:18 PM
I checked his stats and last year he had some great results in clay challengers and bad one in hardcourt. So I have some hope.
Besides, he lost both matches he played in Chennai and Doha in the first round.

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 01:25 PM
They're all ghastly little Coria clones sent to stress me out :devil: Where does Ventura come from anyway? I've never even heard of him?

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 01:33 PM
I have, and he plays very well on clay.
As for Coria, after watching both David and Guillermo play, I'm not so sure anymore David can beat him, at least not sure in this tournament...

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 01:56 PM
David's quotes from the Ferrer match:
"I'm happy to win, but I expected maybe a little shorter match - it was so long, so tough,"
"In the fourth set we were both were very, very tired, and I just tried to make him run a lot. I think that was the key. He's a very tough player; I always lose to him on clay courts."

novanora
01-18-2005, 01:59 PM
I have, and he plays very well on clay.
As for Coria, after watching both David and Guillermo play, I'm not so sure anymore David can beat him, at least not sure in this tournament...
me too, but i never watched him play, so have no idea of his type.
Coria's match is quite normal, nothing new, just like his typical winning style. Berdych is lacking of experience, and approached the net wrong timingly always. Now he has to face Mello in the 2nd round, also not easy to pass.

novanora
01-18-2005, 02:07 PM
David's quotes from the Ferrer match:
"I'm happy to win, but I expected maybe a little shorter match - it was so long, so tough,"
"In the fourth set we were both were very, very tired, and I just tried to make him run a lot. I think that was the key. He's a very tough player; I always lose to him on clay courts."

Thanks, jazz.
Ferrer did run a lot.......too much running.... :rolleyes:
i can see why they got so many errors. This match is too long, and especially under high temperature hot weather, can't control the ball comfortably lacking of strength

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 02:13 PM
He needs a quick win in the next match...

sigmagirl91
01-18-2005, 02:29 PM
I have, and he plays very well on clay.
As for Coria, after watching both David and Guillermo play, I'm not so sure anymore David can beat him, at least not sure in this tournament...

Coria has to get through both Mello and Ferrero, and they aren't cake walks by any stretch of the imagination. This match may be what David needed to get back in the swing of things.

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 02:52 PM
Thanks, jazz.
Ferrer did run a lot.......too much running.... :rolleyes:
i can see why they got so many errors. This match is too long, and especially under high temperature hot weather, can't control the ball comfortably lacking of strength

We ALL need a quick win in the next match!

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 03:02 PM
I know Rosie! I only slept 3 hours last night cause I stayed up till 5 am and I was soooooo nervous. I spent the match suffering and there were some times I even changed the channel cause I couldn't take it anymore...

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 03:07 PM
I know Rosie! I only slept 3 hours last night cause I stayed up till 5 am and I was soooooo nervous. I spent the match suffering and there were some times I even changed the channel cause I couldn't take it anymore...

LOL!! I was pacing up and down - went and had a shower for a while - fed the cats, made my breakfast - I couldn't settle at all :)

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 03:21 PM
I was insane! Because I couldn't stand watching that match, but I wanted to know what was going on!!!
Let's hope we can enjoy his next match, without suffering...

sigmagirl91
01-18-2005, 04:02 PM
I was insane! Because I couldn't stand watching that match, but I wanted to know what was going on!!!
Let's hope we can enjoy his next match, without suffering...

For real though. I thought I was gonna have a heart attack.

lsy
01-18-2005, 04:44 PM
Too long, too tough, too many errors but at least he won. He really needs an easy, short match next. Playing almost 4 hours running about under that hot sun is no joke.

sigmagirl91
01-18-2005, 04:51 PM
Too long, too tough, too many errors but at least he won. He really needs an easy, short match next. Playing almost 4 hours running about under that hot sun is no joke.

It's small wonder that one or both of them didn't pass out.

jazz_girl
01-18-2005, 04:55 PM
I know I would have done that...

lsy
01-18-2005, 04:57 PM
:wavey: Jazz, Tiff...when I saw the results, I can only imagine you gals DURING it, especially tiff :haha:

Thank god I was at work and only got to check the results when it was over ;)

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 05:10 PM
I was insane! Because I couldn't stand watching that match, but I wanted to know what was going on!!!
Let's hope we can enjoy his next match, without suffering...

I'm told suffering is part of the fun :devil: I don't see it though!