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~ Gonzo Aussie Open Thread ~

Fergie
01-14-2005, 02:16 AM
Feña will play against Jose Acasuso in the first round ... He go for Nalbandian/Hewitt/Coria side ;)

Vamos Feña :bigclap:

Gonzo Hates Me!
01-14-2005, 02:46 AM
Nando all the way baby!!!!!! I love him! :wavey: Fergie!!

Estefania_coriafan
01-14-2005, 02:36 PM
I hope Gonzo isn't too tired after auckland final, and doubles semifinal.....

*Ljubica*
01-14-2005, 04:10 PM
Good Luck Feña :)

Peoples
01-14-2005, 05:09 PM
I think Acasuso is a pretty good initial draw, Fernando knows him well, better than most players and can beat him. Igor Andreev will be much tougher if he advances.

olimpo
01-15-2005, 01:18 AM
Good luck for the AO Feña :bigclap:

Fergie
01-15-2005, 11:44 AM
Feña will play on Tuesday ... He will have some time for to recover :)

olimpo
01-15-2005, 11:53 AM
Thanks Fergie! Is Tuesday 100% sure now as I’ve read somewhere that it will be Tuesday or Wednesday.

Fergie
01-17-2005, 11:09 AM
Feña will play on Tuesday, the second match in Court 2

Vamos Feña :bigclap:

User ID 4783
01-17-2005, 12:55 PM
good luck to him :clap2:

Peoples
01-17-2005, 07:23 PM
Court 2 means no live or any kind of video broadcast, for me at least :(

Come on Fernando you have to beat Acasuso!! In straight short sets ;)

Fergie
01-18-2005, 02:20 AM
I'm watching the match and Feña isn't playing good :sad: ... Acasuso leads 6-3 4-3 :rolleyes:

*Viva Chile*
01-18-2005, 05:59 AM
I'm watching the match and Feña isn't playing good :sad: ... Acasuso leads 6-3 4-3 :rolleyes:


Affortunately, Feña recovered his game and then defeated Acasuso for 3-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 :eek:

I hope he is not going to be tired for playing to Andreev to the second round. (sorry for my poor english ;) )

Gonzo Hates Me!
01-18-2005, 06:19 AM
Chilean Tennis, you're English is 100 times better than my Spanish!!!! :wavey:

omigod!!! Fernie's match today was scaaaaarryy! I was having my fingers crossed, praying, screaming--the works. LOL! I am so glad he got out of that alive. I hope he goes far and continues his win streak.

*Ljubica*
01-18-2005, 08:29 AM
Sorry to be late with my congratulations here today. I got up at 4.00am to watch David's even more scary match on TV - 5th set :eek: Then I was late for work and I haven't had a chance to come here til now - but CONGRATULATIONS FERNANDO :)

SuperRevelation
01-18-2005, 11:10 AM
Congrats Gonzo! Good luck against Igor Andreev! Gonzo holds a 2-0 record against Andreev :)

Fergie
01-18-2005, 11:47 AM
Congrats Feña, great comeback :bigclap:

Peoples
01-18-2005, 07:25 PM
Congratulations from me too but I'm really bothered by the lengthy effort he had to put in. He was facing a reasonable opponent like Acasuso who he's already beaten 6 times out of 7, couldn't have wished for an easier one and yet he takes 5 long sets. With 10 double faults as well and a slow serve speed. Something was really wrong there in that match.

As for Andreev, the 2-0 means nothing. The guy has beaten Ferrero (clay), Agassi, Schüttler twice and so on all in 2004, his ATP debut year. I've followed this player, I kind of like his style, and he has an amazing cool mentality (incredible for a Russian) next to the power and good game. Very scary. Hoping for the best for Fernando. After all, he's the only player next to Federer who hasn't lost a match yet in 2005.

Fergie
01-18-2005, 11:00 PM
Apparently Feña was slightly tired yesterday :rolleyes:

Andreev isn't playing very good this year, I think that this will be a very disputed match but I trust that Fernando could win ;)

Gonzo Hates Me!
01-18-2005, 11:39 PM
yeah, he must have been tired and it seems like he gets nervous in slams!!! I mean, that would explain some of his previous horrendous slam results. How adorable!!! Gonzo having anxiety in the big ones! But um, yeah, he did so well at the Olympics and turned around and flopped at the US Open, and now here, he barely escapes a 5-setter right after kicking ass to win a tournament a few days prior. but this was a learning experience for him. First 5-set win in a Slam. Good for him. He's playing well. He's learning about himself. He looks good in yellow... keep up the win streak Fernie!!

RogiFan88
01-19-2005, 01:40 AM
Fab match and great win, Fernando! Hope you're up to beating Andreev next!

VAMOS, FERNANDO!!!

*Ljubica*
01-19-2005, 08:21 AM
Feña's match will be second match on Court 7 - Good Luck :) :)


Court 7 Start Time 11.00 AM


WS - 2nd Rnd.Tatiana Perebiynis (UKR) vs. Francesca Schiavone (ITA)[14]

followed by
MS - 2nd Rnd.Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)[23] vs. Igor Andreev (RUS)

WD - 1st Rnd.Sophie Ferguson (AUS)/jaslyn Hewitt (AUS)
s. Shinobu Asagoe (JPN)[14]/Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)[14]

MD - 1st Rnd.Oscar Hernandez (ESP)/Nicolas Massu (CHI)
vs. Rainer Schuettler (GER)/Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)

Fergie
01-19-2005, 11:45 AM
I will not have coverage of Fernando's match this time :sad:

Vamos Feña, you can win this match :bigclap:

Peoples
01-19-2005, 01:49 PM
Ha-ha! Court 7. Why not consider scheduling it outside the city even to some place nobody has even heard of or Court 193 somewhere? :rolleyes:

SuperRevelation
01-19-2005, 02:16 PM
Ha-ha! Court 7. Why not consider scheduling it outside the city even to some place nobody has even heard of or Court 193 somewhere? :rolleyes:

LOL

olimpo
01-19-2005, 06:45 PM
Court 7 ??? :rolleyes:

Vamos Fernando, you can do it !!! :clap2:

Gonzo Hates Me!
01-20-2005, 03:04 AM
Court 7! I know! Ugh! Well, he's the number 1 draw in my heart :hearts:

well, he just defeated Andreev in 3 pretty simple sets!! : 7-5 6-2 6-3 ...

next third round, Nalbandian or some random Spanish dude!

VAMOS FERNIE!!!! This is where the magic happens

Fergie
01-20-2005, 03:04 AM
Well done Feña :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Great match, more than 30 winners and just 14 u.e :worship:

olimpo
01-20-2005, 03:20 AM
:woohoo:

Felicitaciones, Fernando !!! :worship:

What a great match......I'm so happy :)

Peoples
01-20-2005, 05:34 AM
Wooohooo congratulations Fernando. Now he's past the stage I'd call this tournament a failure if he went out. I hope he doesn't face Nalbandian but for sure it could be a great match we could probably all see.

Björki
01-20-2005, 05:39 AM
Well done Fernando :bounce:

*Ljubica*
01-20-2005, 05:43 AM
Yes - congrats Fernando. David is 2 sets to love up against Ventura at the moment - but looking like losing the 3rd :devil: If he gets though to play Fena I will be really sad and torn in two :sad: but I guess it guarantees me someone I like in the 4th round!

Fergie
01-20-2005, 11:37 AM
I think that Fernando is playing a bit better than David, I will be waiting for this match :D

SuperRevelation
01-20-2005, 11:38 AM
Wtg Fernando!

*Ljubica*
01-20-2005, 11:59 AM
I think that Fernando is playing a bit better than David, I will be waiting for this match :D

I actually agree Fergie - Fernando is playing a lot better than David. David's confidence is not so good and his concentration has been all over the place since his Father died in December. I personally expect Fernando to win fairly easily in 3 or 4 sets.

User ID 4783
01-20-2005, 12:43 PM
very well done Fernando, go on like this :yeah:

Gonzo Hates Me!
01-20-2005, 04:51 PM
:worship:

:sad: but I guess it guarantees me someone I like in the 4th round!

Corinna
01-20-2005, 06:19 PM
:woohoo: well done

basil333
01-20-2005, 08:30 PM
Good Luck against David Fernando!!!!!!!!! you can beat him - keep winning!!

Fergie
01-21-2005, 10:52 AM
Fernando will play the second match in MCA against Nalbandian :D

I'm sure that this match deserved a better court :p ... Anyway, I'm praying for have coverage this time ;)

Vamos Feña, you can win this match :bigclap:

*Ljubica*
01-21-2005, 02:15 PM
Hi guys - guess you know that this match is so hard for me :sad: You only have to look at my avatar and signature to know that David is my favourite player, and I would be lying if I said otherwise - but I love Feña too. As I said before - in one way it is good for me that they play each other because I will still have someone to cheer for in Round 4 - but it is bad too because I will be sad whatever the result :sad: Anyway - just wanted to say - I hope it is a good match and that the best man wins :) If David should be successful, then I hope I will still be welcome here - if he loses I hope you understand that I will be a little sad :sad:

Love to you all :hug:

Peoples
01-21-2005, 02:24 PM
Fernando has to win tomorrow, come on Fernando! Make Nalbandian run around.

olimpo
01-21-2005, 03:09 PM
Hi guys - guess you know that this match is so hard for me :sad: You only have to look at my avatar and signature to know that David is my favourite player, and I would be lying if I said otherwise - but I love Feña too. As I said before - in one way it is good for me that they play each other because I will still have someone to cheer for in Round 4 - but it is bad too because I will be sad whatever the result :sad: Anyway - just wanted to say - I hope it is a good match and that the best man wins :) If David should be successful, then I hope I will still be welcome here - if he loses I hope you understand that I will be a little sad :sad:

Love to you all :hug:

Hi Rosie, I can totally understand you as I had a similar situation last week first round of Auckland because James Blake is my 2nd fav. player, but of course I wanted my number 1 Fernando to win and hated rooting against James, but was very happy about Fernando’s win and would have been surely very sad if he had lost.

So whatever happens you are always welcome here :wavey:


Vamos Fernando, you can do it !!! :bigclap:

khyber
01-21-2005, 03:21 PM
I think this match is on Fernando's racket. If he is firing on all cylinders then he should beat David because I think David is still trying to find his form.

Gonzo Hates Me!
01-21-2005, 03:54 PM
Okay, I am getting selfish here. I love David and all. But I reeeaaalllyyyy want Fernando to win! You don't realise how much you really like a certain player until they play another player you really like, and you have to choose! And here, I favor Fernando. I think I can favor him against anyone, except Guga. Go Fernie!!!! If he loses, I will probably cry. This will be such an important match to win

*Ljubica*
01-21-2005, 03:58 PM
Hi Rosie, I can totally understand you as I had a similar situation last week first round of Auckland because James Blake is my 2nd fav. player, but of course I wanted my number 1 Fernando to win and hated rooting against James, but was very happy about Fernando’s win and would have been surely very sad if he had lost.

So whatever happens you are always welcome here :wavey:


Vamos Fernando, you can do it !!! :bigclap:

Thanks Olimpo - that is exactly my situation :hug:

Fergie
01-21-2005, 11:51 PM
Hi guys - guess you know that this match is so hard for me :sad: You only have to look at my avatar and signature to know that David is my favourite player, and I would be lying if I said otherwise - but I love Feña too. As I said before - in one way it is good for me that they play each other because I will still have someone to cheer for in Round 4 - but it is bad too because I will be sad whatever the result :sad: Anyway - just wanted to say - I hope it is a good match and that the best man wins :) If David should be successful, then I hope I will still be welcome here - if he loses I hope you understand that I will be a little sad :sad:

Love to you all :hug:
You always will be welcome here Rosie :hug:

I like a lot of players then is always hard to me when they play against :sad:

Fernando needs win this match and I'm sure that he can do it ... Vamos Feña :bigclap:

RogiFan88
01-22-2005, 01:03 AM
Vamos, Fernando!!! Keep up the good play!!

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 02:31 AM
Well it's 3.30am in the morning here and I am following the match on live score over on David's Forum and I think Fernando will finish it off quite quickly. David started well - was 4-1 up really quickly and had 4 set points - but then he lost concentration and lost the 1st set on a tie break and now he is 0-3 down in the second. Fernando is a more solid player at the moment and has a lot more confidence - David is still really shaky - guess it's not surprising as his Father died only a month ago and it affected him badly. So - I hope Fernando thrashes Coria in the next round :devil:

khyber
01-22-2005, 02:49 AM
I left the house at 6 all to go pick up the Chinese food and returned to see that Gonzo had won the tiebreaker. ;) Nothing against David, but my vcash is on Gonzo. :angel:

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 03:38 AM
I left the house at 6 all to go pick up the Chinese food and returned to see that Gonzo had won the tiebreaker. ;) Nothing against David, but my vcash is on Gonzo. :angel:

I refused to bet on this match because I was too stressed about it!! David has turned it around a bit though now and is 2-1 sets up - it could still go either way though - and I am sooooo tired -it's 4.30am here - thank God no work on a Saturday - I can sleep all day if I need to!

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 04:31 AM
OK guys - hope you're not too angry with me that David won. I am sad for Fernando - but can't deny I am happy for David. I didn't see the match at all - only live scoring here in Europe :sad: - but I understand it was live in Argentina and the end was on ESPN in the States. Don't think Fernando played badly at all from what I hear - just that he began to get tired in the end and David upped his level - from all accounts it was a good match! So - hope you are all OK and not too sad - take care and good night to you :hug:
Good Luck to Fernando in his next tournament.

khyber
01-22-2005, 04:33 AM
and I am sooooo tired -it's 4.30am here !
Boy that's devotion :eek:

Fergie
01-22-2005, 11:03 AM
I'm very disappointed with Feña's game ... He started 7-6 and 3-0, but after all he almost didn't move in the court. And of course 65 u.e didn't help at all :sad:

Anyway, good start of the year for Feña, now good luck in home :yeah:

Gonzo Hates Me!
01-22-2005, 02:00 PM
ugh. i'm devastated :sad: :sad: I really wanted him to go far :sad:

Peoples
01-22-2005, 03:39 PM
Noooooooo :sad: This is terrible. Now there's no reason to watch this competition any more. Maybe just Federer's games. :awww::crying2:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-22-2005, 05:15 PM
:bigcry: I haven't seen his whole matches in AO and now he loses.