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*The Aussie Open Thread*

Iza
01-13-2005, 02:25 AM
Now that Feli lost in Sydney :mad: let's focus on cheering for the AO :D



VAMOS FELI IN MELBOURNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:bounce: :bigclap: :yippee: :banana: :banana: :yippee: :bigclap: :bounce: !!

User id 7816
01-13-2005, 08:31 AM
Feli's got to quarters in 1st two tourneys, so he's got some practice, and he's in good shape. He sure can progress further than 3rd round in Melbourne....unless he meets Fed :rolleyes:...., but oh I suppose fate cant be that cruel ;)

VAMOS FELI!!!
KICK SOME A$S IN MELBOURNE!!! http://www.michael-fitz.de/smile/froehlich/caramba.gif

Kyla
01-13-2005, 08:35 AM
Hope he gets a good draw for the AO!!!! So he can go faaaar there! :)

Eruwen
01-13-2005, 11:33 AM
Vamos Feli!!! http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gif

ayena
01-13-2005, 04:17 PM
We will know tomorrow with who he will be playing. Hope for good draw:bigclap:
and for really good matches:yippee:
He is in pretty good shape and if he won't get injurie he should play really, really well :hug:
Vamos Feli :banana: :bounce:

Iza
01-13-2005, 10:06 PM
*keeps fingers crossed for Feli not to get Fed in his half*

liptea
01-13-2005, 11:40 PM
Good luck Feli!!!

Iza
01-14-2005, 12:01 AM
in the 1st round he plays Paul Baccanello of Australia! VAMOS FELI!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Iza
01-14-2005, 12:02 AM
but unfortch he is in Fed's quarter :ras:

Iza
01-14-2005, 12:02 AM
and might play Andre Agassi in the 4th round :eek:

storm923
01-14-2005, 01:00 AM
Men's Singles - First Round


Section1
Roger Federer SUI (1) vs. Fabrice Santoro FRA
QUALIFIER vs. Jan-Michael Gambill USA

Davide Sanguinetti ITA vs. Jarkko Nieminen FIN
Potito Starace ITA vs. Paradorn Srichaphan THA (27)



Ivan Ljubicic CRO (22) vs. Luis Horna PER
QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER


Yeu-Tzuoo Wang TPE vs. QUALIFIER
Scott Draper AUS vs. Tommy Robredo ESP (13)



Joachim Johansson SWE (11) vs. Sjeng Schalken NED
Yen-Hsun Lu TPE vs. Peter Wessels NED

Sargis Sargsian ARM vs. David Sanchez ESP
Paul Baccanello AUS vs. Feliciano Lopez ESP (24)



Taylor Dent USA (29) vs. QUALIFIER
Michal Tabara CZE vs. Thomas Enqvist SWE

QUALIFIER vs. Rainer Schuettler GER
QUALIFIER vs. Andre Agassi USA (8)






Section2
Marat Safin RUS (4) vs. QUALIFIER
Ivo Karlovic CRO vs. Bohdan Ulihrach CZE

QUALIFIER vs. Albert Costa ESP
Oscar Hernandez ESP vs. Mario Ancic CRO (28)



Nicolas Kiefer GER (21) vs. Olivier Rochus BEL
Robby Ginepri USA vs. Gael Monfils FRA

Todd Reid AUS vs. Karol Beck SVK
Xavier Malisse BEL vs. Tommy Haas GER (16)



Gaston Gaudio ARG (10) vs. Justin Gimelstob USA
Juan Monaco ARG vs. Mardy Fish USA

QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER
Robin Soderling SWE vs. Dominik Hrbaty SVK (20)



Thomas Johansson SWE (30) vs. Peter Luczak AUS
Agustin Calleri ARG vs. Max Mirnyi BLR

Kevin Kim USA vs. Hyung-Taik Lee KOR
QUALIFIER vs. Carlos Moya ESP (5)





Section3

Guillermo Coria ARG (6) vs. Tomas Berdych CZE
Ricardo Mello BRA vs. Alberto Martin ESP

Marc Kimmich AUS vs. Mariano Zabaleta ARG
QUALIFIER vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (31)



Fernando Gonzalez CHI (23) vs. Jose Acasuso ARG
Lars Burgsmuller GER vs. Igor Andreev RUS

Alex Calatrava ESP vs. Santiago Ventura ESP
David Ferrer ESP vs. David Nalbandian ARG (9)



Mikhail Youzhny RUS (15) vs. Jerome Haehnel FRA
Julien Benneteau FRA vs. Rafael Nadal ESP

QUALIFIER vs. Nicolas Almagro ESP
Olivier Mutis FRA vs. Andrei Pavel ROM (17)



Juan Ignacio Chela ARG (25) vs. Wayne Arthurs AUS
Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA vs. Gregory Carraz FRA

Florian Mayer GER vs. James Blake USA
Arnaud Clement FRA vs. Lleyton Hewitt AUS (3)



Section4

Tim Henman GBR (7) ROM vs. Cyril Saulnier FRA
Filippo Volandri ITA vs. Victor Hanescu

QUALIFIER vs. Albert Montanes ESP
QUALIFIER vs. Nikolay Davydenko RUS (26)



Vincent Spadea USA (19) vs. Radek Stepanek CZE
Felix Mantilla ESP vs. Jan Hernych CZE

Fernando Verdasco ESP vs. Gilles Muller LUX
Chris Guccione AUS vs. Guillermo Canas ARG (12)



Sebastien Grosjean FRA (14) vs. Michael Llodra FRA
QUALIFIER vs. Richard Gasquet FRA

Kenneth Carlsen DEN vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber GER
Antony Dupuis FRA vs. Nicolas Massu CHI (18)



Jurgen Melzer AUT (32) vs. Raemon Sluiter NED
Flavio Saretta BRA vs. Nathan Healey AUS

Jonas Bjorkman SWE vs. Greg Rusedski GBR
Irakli Labadze GEO vs. Andy Roddick USA (2)

User id 7816
01-14-2005, 01:35 AM
thanx stormy, good work ;)

well, I sure see Feli passing into 3rd round with that draw, but then there's Joachim Johansson, which can be kinda tougher....JJ already won a title this year!...
I think it's important for Feli to win his first matches with as less energy spent as possible, so that he have more for the tougher matches like eventually with Joachim.
but of course he knows that too well....and Fed seems faaar away, but yeah Agassi still there.....

Bufff....VamoS Feli!!! ...... vamos a verte por TV, porfa - make 4th round atleast!!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/biggrin.gif
:bounce:

freesbee
01-14-2005, 03:04 PM
why oh why is Federer always so close!!! It must be a curse or something :D

good luck to him!!! time to humiliate the Australian :devil:

freesbee
01-14-2005, 08:13 PM
speaking of Agassi, I heard he's not sure to play the Australian Open?

Eruwen
01-15-2005, 02:42 PM
Feli's playing the last match on court 8 on monday!

Vamos! :bounce:

Iza
01-15-2005, 04:46 PM
Court 8 :rolleyes: ...he's better than that ! PROVE IT CHICO!!! VAMOS FELI :bounce: :yippee:

Tenchî
01-17-2005, 08:28 AM
;) Feliciano won first set 7-5. Vamos Feli!

Kyla
01-17-2005, 08:43 AM
Felicianos leading 7-5 7-5 1-0 and own serve!!!!!

To forget that Moyà disaster, I'll stay here glued to the PC while simultaneously watching the Haas match on the telly until Feliciano has WON!

ayena
01-17-2005, 08:55 AM
He will win this. He's got two break-points already :worship:
Vamos Chico!!!!!! :bounce:

ayena
01-17-2005, 09:16 AM
He did it. :banana: It wasn't really hard match though.
:yeah: Good job Feli :yeah:

Kyla
01-17-2005, 09:34 AM
What a relief!!!!

At least one of my faves has won his match! And in 3 sets too...

freesbee
01-17-2005, 10:08 AM
hurray!!http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/biggrin01.gif

Eruwen
01-17-2005, 10:35 AM
:woohoo:

Vamos Feli! :bounce:

User id 7816
01-17-2005, 12:45 PM
good, feli didnt have any probs in that 1st match!!!...He plays Sargsian, I hope he wont have many probs with him too, he really can win in 3 again!...

Vamos FeLi!!!! :devil:

Tenchî
01-17-2005, 03:26 PM
good, feli didnt have any probs in that 1st match!!!...He plays Sargsian, I hope he wont have many probs with him too, he really can win in 3 again!...

Vamos FeLi!!!! :devil:

:confused: I don't think so. Sargsian is a tough player and both players knows each other because they played doubles in some ocassion. It's going to be a hard match for Feli

Kyla
01-17-2005, 03:34 PM
But I don't want it to be a tough match for Feli!!! :crying2:

I've had enough tough times today because of that Moyà! :mad:

I want a nice and easy win on Wednesday! And then he may even defeat PimPim - even though he's also one of my faves...

User id 7816
01-17-2005, 05:01 PM
:confused: I don't think so. Sargsian is a tough player and both players knows each other because they played doubles in some ocassion. It's going to be a hard match for Feliyeah Sargsian can be tough but I think Feli's in much better shape compared to Sargs'.....and I think if he starts the match well he can win even more easily than y'day.... oh well, I wish him so, atleast that's my feeling.

:bounce:

Tenchî
01-18-2005, 08:50 AM
yeah Sargsian can be tough but I think Feli's in much better shape compared to Sargs'.....and I think if he starts the match well he can win even more easily than y'day.... oh well, I wish him so, atleast that's my feeling.

:bounce:

:p Hope you should be right Alma :yeah:

Eruwen
01-18-2005, 03:41 PM
Feli's playing the 3rd match on Show Court 3 tomorrow!

Vamos Feli! :bounce:

User id 7816
01-18-2005, 04:23 PM
pfffffffff.....5 am again *whyohwhy*

Kyla
01-18-2005, 05:17 PM
Yes - 5 a.m. again... I'll have to learn how to sleep with my fingers crossed...

Maybe I'll dream of the end result? :)

VAMOS FELICIANO!!!!

freesbee
01-18-2005, 07:22 PM
come on Feli. make us proud :bounce:

Iza
01-18-2005, 07:27 PM
Vamos FELI! :woohoo: Good luck boy!

Mount Goddess
01-18-2005, 08:18 PM
Go Feli!! Good luck for your next game

RogiFan88
01-19-2005, 01:38 AM
Vamos, Feli, beat that Sarge! Keep the Armada afloat!

Iza
01-19-2005, 07:50 AM
YES!! He won it!!! Next up is prolly PimPim :eek:
VAMOS!!!

Eruwen
01-19-2005, 08:52 AM
Good job Feli! :yeah:

Vamos! :bounce:

Kyla
01-19-2005, 09:07 AM
Well done, Feliciano!

PimPim about to win his match - so I'll have a bit of a problem next round :o

Eruwen
01-19-2005, 09:36 AM
Yup... next round, PimPim against Feli! Should be a good match though!

ayena
01-19-2005, 10:08 AM
It'll be for sure a good match. But it'll be very hard for Feli to win. Joachim played great today. He's in very good shape.
Vamos Feli :bounce:

User id 7816
01-19-2005, 11:54 AM
Yes!....Great win, and with JJ its gonna be quite hard for sure....but Feli musnt fear the big serve guy, Feli can cause some probs to him!....I soooooo hope they'll show it on tv!!

Kyla
01-19-2005, 12:39 PM
Hope it'll be a five set match ;)!!!

And yes, hopefully on tv!

User id 7816
01-19-2005, 06:03 PM
Feli should make the tie-break and then hit a couple of good returns, short sliced returns shold work well and he usually uses it often.... if he can clinch a breaker set, he can really make it, I'm sure he can. I dont care if its 3 4 5 setter if only he wins....VaMoS Feli!!!!!

freesbee
01-19-2005, 06:22 PM
Yay, he won!! :cool:

go get Johansson :devil:

Iza
01-21-2005, 05:00 AM
it's sooo hard 4 me! I love both PimPIm & Feli!

Iza
01-21-2005, 05:01 AM
but I think I prefer Feli to go further! VAMOS!

Kyla
01-21-2005, 06:35 AM
It hasn't even started yet? :o

How long did Gaudío take to lose? 5 hours? And I have to go now....

Iza
01-21-2005, 09:59 AM
he's in the deciding set now! VAMOS FELI!!!

Iza
01-21-2005, 10:01 AM
2-2 in the 5th set with F.Lo serving 40-15!!!

Ferrero Forever
01-21-2005, 10:06 AM
Go Feli, he can do it, don't let 2 spaniards get out in one day.

Eruwen
01-21-2005, 10:12 AM
Vamos Feli!! :bounce:

Man, this is one exciting match! They're both playing really good!

Eruwen
01-21-2005, 10:43 AM
OMG! What an amazing match! It's a killer 5th set! 9-9 now :eek:

Vamos Feli!!!! :bounce:

Eruwen
01-21-2005, 11:10 AM
He lost :sad: But still... :worship: AMAZING match!

Final score: 3-6 6-3 7-5 6-7 (2) 11-13 :eek:

freesbee
01-21-2005, 11:16 AM
I think I may need a hug again... lol

but I'm happy it wasn't an easy match for Johansson. Better luck next time!

Luna
01-21-2005, 11:29 AM
Why lost match in this way?I can't stand it :banghead: .
Anyway I think he played brilliant tennis today just lack some luck.Good luck next time. :sad:

Eruwen
01-21-2005, 11:37 AM
I think I may need a hug again... lol

but I'm happy it wasn't an easy match for Johansson. Better luck next time! :hug: Too bad he lost, I think he deserved to win! Did you see the match on tv?

Eruwen
01-21-2005, 11:39 AM
Why lost match in this way?I can't stand it :banghead: .
Anyway I think he played brilliant tennis today just lack some luck.Good luck next time. :sad: He did! It was amazing to watch.

After he won the 3rd set, he ran back to his seat saying 'vamosvamosvamosvamosvamos' :lol:

Kyla
01-21-2005, 12:44 PM
OHMYGOD!!!! WHAT A MATCH!!!!!!!!

Did I really ASK for 5 sets yesterday? I didn't mean it like THAT!!! But what a thriller to watch! I am so glad Eurosport decided to show this instead of Agassi!

I'm a bit sad that Felicianos out but right now I am completely overwhelmed with joy for a completely different reason: I received a letter today from the AELTC saying that my "application for tickets via the 2005 Public Ballot has been successful"!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
(Sorry this last bit doesn't really belong in this thread but I'm just so HAPPY right now!!!!)

Eruwen
01-21-2005, 12:55 PM
:woohoo: Congrats :yeah:

Melusine
01-21-2005, 12:58 PM
Aargh... Kind of expected Feli to lose but not like this :eek: :sad:

Still great match, hope he kan kep up with this level :worship:

Luna
01-21-2005, 01:23 PM
He did! It was amazing to watch.

After he won the 3rd set, he ran back to his seat saying 'vamosvamosvamosvamosvamos' :lol:

lol how cute and energetic he is!!

Iza
01-21-2005, 01:28 PM
[QUOTE=Kyla]OHMYGOD!!!! WHAT A MATCH!!!!!!!!

Did I really ASK for 5 sets yesterday? I didn't mean it like THAT!!! But what a thriller to watch! I am so glad Eurosport decided to show this instead of Agassi!

[QUOTE]


I can't believe it!!!!! F***kin school :fiery: :hysteric: :hysteric: I can'y believe I lost seeing that match :bigcry:
Poor Feli! Congrats for playing such a match :hug:

http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/liebe/grouphug.gif group hug 4 all the Feli fans :sobbing:

Eruwen
01-21-2005, 01:38 PM
Not a good day for the Spaniards :awww: I'm so sad right now, Tommy's shoulder is injured, and it is said he's not playing until it's fixed :sad: Hope he'll be ok soon!

freesbee
01-21-2005, 02:30 PM
:hug: Too bad he lost, I think he deserved to win! Did you see the match on tv?

NO! :hysteric: lol I hate my freakin tv!
Had to follow it on-line on the score board.


:hug: :hug: :hug: for all the sad fans (including myself :sad: )

Tommy is injured?! Oh man, my day can never get any worse!! Hope Juan Carlos will win his match now to make me feel a little better

Peoples
01-21-2005, 02:33 PM
It's a pity he lost. He was brilliant all the way and served even better than Johansson. And fought really hard. Power beat talent this time, but at least it was really close. :sad:

User id 7816
01-21-2005, 04:12 PM
well I think Feli just got a bit discouraged at the end of the 5th set, like when it was 9-9 or something, when JJ started hitting aces on almost evry serve, first or second, and the truth is JJ was so tired at the end, more than Feli and it was clear, I hoped Feli wud notice and try to do something, but nope. JJ needed to bang aces in the last games cause he didnt wanna run, and I thought Feli just felt as if he's never gonna break him if he serves like that, so maybe he gave up in a way. Jeez, I didnt like it, but what can u do. Still, what a great match for Feli, Im so happy he made it very tight and entertaining, wanna see more matches like this (and him winning of course)!!
Now my eyes are on JC!! :)

User id 7816
01-21-2005, 04:18 PM
ooooh and how could I forget, he looked gorgeous 8-)

Kyla
01-21-2005, 06:25 PM
I think there should be some sort of bonus points for the "loser" of a match like this. In the end PimPim had a total of 200 points and Feli 199!!!!!!!!!!!!

ayena
01-22-2005, 03:41 PM
To be serious before the match I thought that he'll have no chance to win this :tears:. Imean JJ is so strong, and especially his serves........
But now I'm pretty impressed of Feli's. He played rally,really well. :hearts:
Although he lost he showed what he can really do and that he is really great tennis player. Now all world know what we have known for pretty long time. Don't yout hink??
:hug: for all Feli's fans, means for all you here

Pancakesong
01-22-2005, 03:49 PM
:hug:

Iza
01-22-2005, 07:40 PM
if he plays like that he's gonna do good in 2005. :bigclap:

Kyla
01-23-2005, 03:18 PM
Yes! Hope we'll see him in the Top 20 real soon! :)