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sigmagirl91
02-12-2005, 01:52 PM
The draw may come out tomorrow, so I'll look out for that. Any thoughts?

jazz_girl
02-12-2005, 02:09 PM
I was about to start this thread! :)
Tomorrow??? Why so late?
I hope he can make it much better than in Marsaille, so we can finally can put that tournament behind :rolleyes:

sigmagirl91
02-12-2005, 02:19 PM
I hope so, too. Maybe I'm wrong about the timing of the draw. Let me see if anyone on MTF has posted it yet.

sigmagirl91
02-12-2005, 02:22 PM
It would be our luck that he would have to play someone like Karlovic in the first match. What a bummer!! Can't the guy catch a break somehow? Draw a qualie, something.

jazz_girl
02-12-2005, 02:30 PM
Look what happened to Coria with a qualy guy! It doesn't matter who he plays, what matters is if he wants to win it or not...

sigmagirl91
02-12-2005, 02:32 PM
Look what happened to Coria with a qualy guy! It doesn't matter who he plays, what matters is if he wants to win it or not...

So true. Sometimes, I think he's worse than a woman with those moods of his. :o

jazz_girl
02-12-2005, 02:46 PM
We keep saying how important these mini-tournaments are for him, to gain confidence and even some points. But I'm not sure he really cares about them...He doesn't play the same way in GS or Masters than in IS tournaments. I don't think he's too motivated to play them, and that's an aspect he has to work on.
A journalist that has been talking to David is saying what David told to Hewitt at the end of the match: "You're a great player and a big champion, but you're not well educated"

sigmagirl91
02-12-2005, 03:08 PM
We keep saying how important these mini-tournaments are for him, to gain confidence and even some points. But I'm not sure he really cares about them...He doesn't play the same way in GS or Masters than in IS tournaments. I don't think he's too motivated to play them, and that's an aspect he has to work on.
A journalist that has been talking to David is saying what David told to Hewitt at the end of the match: "You're a great player and a big champion, but you're not well educated"


Wow....I've heard other players say that before too, so that's nothing new.

jazz_girl
02-12-2005, 03:19 PM
I understand now why both of them looked so serious :lol:

*Ljubica*
02-12-2005, 03:32 PM
Hi guys - just checking in from wet, cold, windy Rotterdam and still chuckling at the sight of "weasel" Coria looking bedraggled in his red woolly hat :devil: Aren't I cruel? Nothing to report yet - no draw around here yet - I haven't been to the Venue yet as I only got here a couple of hours ago but they're still playing quallies at the moment. Internet time sadly limited and very expensive from this Hotel so my check-ins will be quicker than before to enable me to check my emails and do other stuff. Will keep you posted though. Bye for now :wavey:

Björki
02-12-2005, 04:59 PM
Vamos David. :bounce:
I hope for a good draw.
Have fun Rosie :wavey:

Kyla
02-12-2005, 05:10 PM
Oops, its raining in Rotterdam too? Well, well maybe I should pack a red wooly hat too to keep me warm and dry ;)

Can't wait to leave for R'dam but still have so much work which I'd like to finish by tomorrow :eek:

Just wish that draw would appear real soon! I am sooooo excited :bounce:

jazz_girl
02-12-2005, 06:05 PM
Yeah, I'd like to see the draw soon too. But I guess sigma's right and it will be out tomorrow...

jazz_girl
02-12-2005, 06:42 PM
How weird! The doubles draw is out for not the singles one :confused:

justClaudia
02-12-2005, 07:27 PM
Can't wait to see the draw..to finally put Marseille behind and move on.
I hope David as already done that.

Rosie have a great time!
And come whenever you have time too.

sophia_c
02-12-2005, 08:15 PM
Yeah...good luck to David and...... Jud....have a great time!!.......I have a week off school now so I should have planned things better and joined you all :)

jazz_girl
02-12-2005, 08:31 PM
Yeah, the draw will be out tomorrow at noon.

maratski
02-12-2005, 09:43 PM
:wavey: Rosie

Last year there was free internet at the tennis plaza so I hope for you that it'll be there again this year. Which hotel are you actually staying in? I'll probably go on monday, tuesday evening, wednesday and thursday if nothing comes up. I hope to meet you there!

I will take pics of David when I see him.

justClaudia
02-12-2005, 11:44 PM
:wavey: Rosie

Last year there was free internet at the tennis plaza so I hope for you that it'll be there again this year. Which hotel are you actually staying in? I'll probably go on monday, tuesday evening, wednesday and thursday if nothing comes up. I hope to meet you there!

I will take pics of David when I see him.



And I want to see those pics cheerleader!! ;)

maratski
02-13-2005, 09:36 AM
BTW, I'm Ilhame, I just had a name change. ;)

jazz_girl
02-13-2005, 11:09 AM
I had a feeling it was you, thanks for clearing that up :)

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 11:11 AM
I had a feeling it was you, thanks for clearing that up :)

You're not just a pretty face. :)

jazz_girl
02-13-2005, 12:00 PM
R1: Nalbandian vs Stepanek :rolleyes:

jazz_girl
02-13-2005, 12:01 PM
The good news is that he will be back in Bs As really soon and he'll start training for the DC :lol:

Björki
02-13-2005, 12:06 PM
R. Federer v Qualifier
Qualifier v S. Grosjean

T. Berdych v R. Soderling
F. Verdasco v N. Davyenko

T. Henman v N. Kiefer
M. Llodra v (W) P. Wessels

M. Ancic v T. Dent
Qualifier v F. Lopez

J. Johansson v Qualifier
K. Beck v T. Johansson

R. Schuettler v J - C. Ferrero
R. Stepanek v D. Nalbandian

D. Hrbaty v I. Ljubicic
A. Pavel v (W) S. Schalken

I. Andreev v P. Srichaphan
(W) R. Sluiter v G. Coria

not a good draw again.
VAMOS david :bounce:

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 12:09 PM
The good news is that he will be back in Bs As really soon and he'll start training for the DC :lol:

Not a nice draw, but David can beat him like Willy did in Australia, but Radek is a tough customer and has the game to piss Nalle off literally.

Kyla
02-13-2005, 12:18 PM
Ohoh - and even if he wins first round, second round will be either Ferrero or Schüttler AGAIN!

jazz_girl
02-13-2005, 12:18 PM
I know, and that's why I'm worried...

novanora
02-13-2005, 12:45 PM
The good news is that he will be back in Bs As really soon and he'll start training for the DC :lol:
LOL, don't be that pessimistic though the draw is tough!

beware of Radek, and as to againt Rainer, i hope David can play better than their last meeting in Marseille. :(

jazz_girl
02-13-2005, 12:47 PM
I hope he can play better from the start cause there are a lot of good players in that draw and I wanna see him in the final with Roger, although I highly doubt that's gonna happen...

novanora
02-13-2005, 01:23 PM
I hope he can play better from the start cause there are a lot of good players in that draw and I wanna see him in the final with Roger, although I highly doubt that's gonna happen...
as we all know, his state always up and down easily, so even his diehard fans can't forecast his next match. AO is the good example, he played crappy, never that worse in 1st round, but did amazing job when playing Coria. I even can't believe that two matches are played by the same guy!!!
so i will keep my usual optimistic, even his Marseille performance really made me disappointed, you never know if he will fire himself on in Rotterdam. Maybe a surprise or sth, coz we know he is never afraid of any big player. but now we can only wait and see.

of couse David-Roger final is my forever dreaming final :D

*Ljubica*
02-13-2005, 01:53 PM
Awww Radek :angel: What a beauteous sight to behold in a first round match :angel: I just told Eduardo I was happy because I simply love to stare adoringly at Radek when he's playing - I said he was the best looking guy on the Tour - and - no he didn't take me seriously - he just laughed - he thinks I'm crazy anyway so this just confirmed it :)

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 02:01 PM
Knocking the sexy beast Radek is not cool Rosie and you'll hopefully see his studliness in action and appreciate his talent, though not at the expense of David.

*Ljubica*
02-13-2005, 02:08 PM
Knocking the sexy beast Radek is not cool Rosie and you'll hopefully see his studliness in action and appreciate his talent, though not at the expense of David.

Sorry to be uncool GWH :) And I saw plenty of his studliness in action last week in a Bar in Marseille - enough to last me a lifetime anyway. Actually he seems like a nice enough guy - don't really know him - and he's certainly playing well, so unless David wakes up from his Marseille stupour I'll be going home pretty damn soon.

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 02:10 PM
Sorry to be uncool GWH :) And I saw plenty of his studliness in action last week in a Bar in Marseille - enough to last me a lifetime anyway. Actually he seems like a nice enough guy - don't really know him - and he's certainly playing well, so unless David wakes up from his Marseille stupour I'll be going home pretty damn soon.

Radek has the moves and not just on the court either, but yes David better realise he is not playing village tennis and better be prepared to battle.

*Ljubica*
02-13-2005, 02:15 PM
Radek has the moves and not just on the court either, but yes David better realise he is not playing village tennis and better be prepared to battle.

I will threaten him with a GWH high-altitude training session if he doesn't behave. :devil: Sure that will frighten him, though he has lost weight since I saw him last in Basel.

jazz_girl
02-13-2005, 02:20 PM
Have you seen David training already?

*Ljubica*
02-13-2005, 03:52 PM
Have you seen David training already?

No I didn't go to practice today - I had a few things to do here at the Hotel and also some work to do, so I didn't bother going down to the Venue. Jud was there earlier because she phoned me - she was with CooCooCachoo and some others. Hopefully I'll catch up with her at his match - I think it will be Tuesday - he's definately not scheduled for tomorrow. I saw David this morning briefly - he seemed OK but I didn't spend too long with him. And I'm sure Sigma will be pleased to know Mariano the sexy Fitness Trainer is still here ;) He's cute - don't think he's so used to Tour life yet - he kind of follows Eduardo around like a little shadow!

maratski
02-13-2005, 04:06 PM
I hope he'll play tuesday night, or on wednesday. I want to see him play, not just during practice. ;)

*Ljubica*
02-13-2005, 04:14 PM
I hope he'll play tuesday night, or on wednesday. I want to see him play, not just during practice. ;)


LOL - I love your new signature!! Teenybop cheerleader :) And I think it will be Tuesday night but not definate yet.

maratski
02-13-2005, 04:20 PM
I had Dasha first and then decided to change cause of the many annoying newbies on the Marat boards. ;)

Do you have any idea at what time he'll go practice tomorrow?

Action Jackson
02-13-2005, 04:21 PM
Great signature btw diva.

*Ljubica*
02-13-2005, 04:57 PM
I had Dasha first and then decided to change cause of the many annoying newbies on the Marat boards. ;)

Do you have any idea at what time he'll go practice tomorrow?

Usually about 11.30am - 12.00 but I guess it will depend on who else needs the courts. Players who have matches tomorrow will automatically take precedence.

sigmagirl91
02-13-2005, 08:25 PM
Awww Radek :angel: What a beauteous sight to behold in a first round match :angel: I just told Eduardo I was happy because I simply love to stare adoringly at Radek when he's playing - I said he was the best looking guy on the Tour - and - no he didn't take me seriously - he just laughed - he thinks I'm crazy anyway so this just confirmed it :)

LMAO!!! :haha: :haha: :haha:

sigmagirl91
02-13-2005, 08:26 PM
And I'm sure Sigma will be pleased to know Mariano the sexy Fitness Trainer is still here ;) He's cute - don't think he's so used to Tour life yet - he kind of follows Eduardo around like a little shadow!


Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaanooooooooooo.....come to Tiff, baby.... :devil: :o

Soda
02-14-2005, 06:33 AM
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaanooooooooooo.....come to Tiff, baby.... :devil: :o
oh please no, we want him to keep on living to train david. :bowdown:

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 08:31 AM
Oops, its raining in Rotterdam too? Well, well maybe I should pack a red wooly hat too to keep me warm and dry ;)

ys the weekend was really terrible with the weather, we even ahd some snow! and also a lot of thunder... definitly some Dutch weather...

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 08:37 AM
No I didn't go to practice today - I had a few things to do here at the Hotel and also some work to do, so I didn't bother going down to the Venue. Jud was there earlier because she phoned me - she was with CooCooCachoo and some others. Hopefully I'll catch up with her at his match - I think it will be Tuesday - he's definately not scheduled for tomorrow. I saw David this morning briefly - he seemed OK but I didn't spend too long with him. And I'm sure Sigma will be pleased to know Mariano the sexy Fitness Trainer is still here ;) He's cute - don't think he's so used to Tour life yet - he kind of follows Eduardo around like a little shadow!
yeah Rosie would be nice if we could meet, still find some kind of way to go anyway...

Oh and Rosie could it be that his FT was at practising session yesterday?

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 08:39 AM
Have you seen David training already?
yup I did see him there. When we came there with all the other dutchies we just went straight to centre court and watched him train during the morning.. although it was a little bit early, around 9am. It was a nice thing to start with.

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 09:12 AM
ok for those who go to Rotterdam on monday, David has a autograph session at 7pm

jazz_girl
02-14-2005, 10:38 AM
That's great Jud!!!! I guess I don't even have to ask you if you're having a good time, right? ;)

*Ljubica*
02-14-2005, 10:44 AM
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaanooooooooooo.....come to Tiff, baby.... :devil: :o

Poor Mariano - I think you would scare him :eek: He seems quite shy and quiet for all his handsome looks. He is sweet though - he always comes to talk to me :) Trouble is, his English is not so good and my Spanish is not so good either, so Eduardo has to act as translator - poor man - as if he doesn't have enough to do - and he has a bad cold as well :sad: Guess the Dutch weather does not agree with Argentines!! He is worried I will catch it, but us Northern Europeans are tough - anyway - more later I guess - bye for now :wavey:

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 11:54 AM
Poor Mariano - I think you would scare him :eek: He seems quite shy and quiet for all his handsome looks. He is sweet though - he always comes to talk to me :) Trouble is, his English is not so good and my Spanish is not so good either, so Eduardo has to act as translator - poor man - as if he doesn't have enough to do - and he has a bad cold as well :sad: Guess the Dutch weather does not agree with Argentines!! He is worried I will catch it, but us Northern Europeans are tough - anyway - more later I guess - bye for now :wavey:

Ohhh....poor Mariano. Go take care of that cold. And don't give it to David, please.

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 11:55 AM
oh please no, we want him to keep on living to train david. :bowdown:

I'm not gonna kill him....yet. :o

jazz_girl
02-14-2005, 11:57 AM
Yeah, that's the most important thing, keep David healthy! Distract Mariano, so David won't catch his cold!!!

Action Jackson
02-14-2005, 12:03 PM
Since when has it been important for a man to be able to speak?

jazz_girl
02-14-2005, 12:19 PM
C'mon George, do you really think we're that shallow??? :eek:

*Elsie*
02-14-2005, 12:33 PM
New week, new mood. Despite the lousy draw I am optimist for Davids changes. And he'd better not let me down! :mad:

Rosie and Jud, you lucky girls, have a great time.

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 12:44 PM
Poor Mariano - I think you would scare him :eek: He seems quite shy and quiet for all his handsome looks. He is sweet though - he always comes to talk to me :) Trouble is, his English is not so good and my Spanish is not so good either, so Eduardo has to act as translator - poor man - as if he doesn't have enough to do - and he has a bad cold as well :sad: Guess the Dutch weather does not agree with Argentines!! He is worried I will catch it, but us Northern Europeans are tough - anyway - more later I guess - bye for now :wavey:
No you wont catch it Rosie. Guess the weather is not much different in England than it is here....

I even heard that the flue is going around here...Hope the whole team doesn't catch that..

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 12:46 PM
That's great Jud!!!! I guess I don't even have to ask you if you're having a good time, right? ;)
Nope Its really nice to see all those people. and even the persons who are really fanatic...

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 01:08 PM
No you wont catch it Rosie. Guess the weather is not much different in England than it is here....

I even heard that the flue is going around here...Hope the whole team doesn't catch that..

Icky. Please....for the love of all things good and right, David, protect yourself.

novanora
02-14-2005, 02:36 PM
yup I did see him there. When we came there with all the other dutchies we just went straight to centre court and watched him train during the morning.. although it was a little bit early, around 9am. It was a nice thing to start with.
heehee, just learned that from coocoo, only u 4 are there when watching him practise ;) what a great time you have, bov!!! :D did u say sth to him?

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 02:54 PM
well it was a little bit to early to do that, and he was in a hurry, so not really much change to talk..

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 02:57 PM
btw I am watching Sluiter v Coria, and well the commentator says that the court is very slow. ALso they painted to court horizontal instead of vertical. This also makes the court even slower....

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 03:13 PM
What's the score in that match, Jud?

*Ljubica*
02-14-2005, 03:26 PM
Yeah, that's the most important thing, keep David healthy! Distract Mariano, so David won't catch his cold!!!


Mariano hasn't got it yet - just Eduardo - and I think I'm getting it because I started coughing at practice and couldn't stop :devil: Practice was a quiet affair - no one to disturb the peace and quiet which means CooCoo and friends can't have been there!

David practised with Sjeng - he served like an idiot as usual :devil: and whinged a lot. Poor, sweet Eduardo was coughing like crazy at the side of the court looking like he wanted to be anywhere else than being shouted out when he feels ill :sad: I wanted to slap David and tell him not to be so horrible but I was coughing too much myself by this stage. David signed lots of autographs and posed for loads of photos afterwards - he seems happy enough - hope he takes Vicky out somewhere nice tonight for Valentine's Day - she deserves it! She looks so bored half the time poor soul.

Btw - Jud and my Dutch friends - you didn't warn me how much food the Dutch eat!!! OMG - the portions are enormous :eek: The venue is nice though - a vast improvement on Marseille (it's clean for a start!) and you can sit down in comfort. It's a bit chilly though - and waiting for transport after practice was a disaster - I nearly froze to death!!!

Still no OOP as I write this - started to watch a bit of Coria after practice, but the weasel doesn't do anything for me and I got bored and came back here to warmth and comfort!!

Talk to you all later.

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 03:29 PM
Mariano hasn't got it yet - just Eduardo - and I think I'm getting it because I started coughing at practice and couldn't stop :devil: Practice was a quiet affair - no one to distrub the peace and quiet which means CooCoo and friends can't have been there!

David practised with Sjeng - he served like an idiot as usual :devil: and whinged a lot. Poor Eduardo was coughing like crazy at the side of the court looking like he wanted to be anywhere else than being shouted out when he feels ill :sad: David signed lots of autographs and posed for loads of photos afterwards - he seems happy enough - hope he takes Vicky out somewhere nice tonight for Valentine's Day - she deserves it! She looks so bored half the time poor soul.

Btw - Jud and my Dutch friends - you didn't warn me how much food the Dutch eat!!! OMG - the portions are enormous :eek: The venue is nice though - a vast imoprovement on Marseille (it's clean for a start!) and you can sit down in comfort. It's a bit chilly though - and waiting for transport after practice was a disaster - I nearly froze to death!!!

Still no OOP as I write this - started to watch a bit of Coria after practice, but the weasel doesn't do anything for me and I got bored and came back here to warmth and comfort!!

Talk to you all later.

Poor Eduardo. David had better be careful. He's gonna catch a cold next hanging around "coachie".

*Ljubica*
02-14-2005, 03:31 PM
Poor Eduardo. David had better be careful. He's gonna catch a cold next hanging around "coachie".


He'll catch a slap from me first if he doesn't give the poor coach peace when he's ill :devil:

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 03:34 PM
He'll catch a slap from me first if he doesn't give the poor coach peace when he's ill :devil:

He probably will keep a safe distance from "coachie", but something about "germs" that may make that an impossibility. This particular part of the season is when many players become sick due to changing weather conditions or crowded places.

*Ljubica*
02-14-2005, 03:41 PM
He probably will keep a safe distance from "coachie", but something about "germs" that may make that an impossibility. This particular part of the season is when many players become sick due to changing weather conditions or crowded places.

Very true - I know David and his coach are not that close - I wouldn't allow it for a start :devil: You're right about the changing weather conditions though - it was 40 degrees C in Australia, and now it's well below freezing, although this flu/fever whatever it is seems to have started in Marseille where it was much warmer.

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 03:52 PM
Btw - Jud and my Dutch friends - you didn't warn me how much food the Dutch eat!!! OMG - the portions are enormous :eek: The venue is nice though - a vast improvement on Marseille (it's clean for a start!) and you can sit down in comfort. It's a bit chilly though - and waiting for transport after practice was a disaster - I nearly froze to death!!!

Sorry Rosie, well for us this food is normal I guess, so never thought about it that it would be to huge.. and well maybe they just want to be friendly and make sure you will get enough food.. seems to me you have to work hard with watching David!

and yes also thought it was a bit chilly there, so do hope it will be warmer when there is more crowd

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 03:53 PM
What's the score in that match, Jud?well coria won 622 64 or something like that..

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 03:54 PM
Very true - I know David and his coach are not that close - I wouldn't allow it for a start :devil: You're right about the changing weather conditions though - it was 40 degrees C in Australia, and now it's well below freezing, although this flu/fever whatever it is seems to have started in Marseille where it was much warmer.

Oh...I guess it's better to be safe than sorry.

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 03:55 PM
Practice was a quiet affair - no one to disturb the peace and quiet which means CooCoo and friends can't have been there!.Ithink most of the Dutch David fans didn't go today.. and well CooCoo was there, but he is also a huge fan with watching doubles so he already told me he would watch that, and well he went early, didn't want to be late for that meet and greet thing...

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 03:55 PM
well coria won 622 64 or something like that..

OK. I didn't expect Sluiter to mount much of a challenge to his game. Sluiter seems like he's all out of match practice.

*Ljubica*
02-14-2005, 04:14 PM
Sorry Rosie, well for us this food is normal I guess, so never thought about it that it would be to huge.. and well maybe they just want to be friendly and make sure you will get enough food.. seems to me you have to work hard with watching David!

and yes also thought it was a bit chilly there, so do hope it will be warmer when there is more crowd

Don't get me wrong Jud - the food is lovely, - just too much of it for me!!! And the variety of salads and pasta and stuff at the Venue today was a great relief from the normal Venue food of burgers and hot dogs - neither of which I eat which always causes a problem for me. The Food Hall was great there - and some of the cakes and pastries looked awesome though I haven't tried any yet. All the Dutch people are very friendly and all speak excellent English which is great for me as I don't know one word of Dutch and my German is pretty non-existant.

The staff here still think I'm a coach though - just like they did in Marseille :eek: It cracks me up - totally - I walked in on my own today - nowhere near any of Team "N" and not even wearing a badge or anything, and they still thought that!

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 04:24 PM
well good to hear you like the food Rosie. And well think its always good to hear that they are very friendly at the tournement.

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 04:28 PM
Don't get me wrong Jud - the food is lovely, - just too much of it for me!!! And the variety of salads and pasta and stuff at the Venue today was a great relief from the normal Venue food of burgers and hot dogs - neither of which I eat which always causes a problem for me. The Food Hall was great there - and some of the cakes and pastries looked awesome though I haven't tried any yet. All the Dutch people are very friendly and all speak excellent English which is great for me as I don't know one word of Dutch and my German is pretty non-existant.

OK, you're making me hungry. I have to find something to eat-and quick.

The staff here still think I'm a coach though - just like they did in Marseille :eek: It cracks me up - totally - I walked in on my own today - nowhere near any of Team "N" and not even wearing a badge or anything, and they still thought that!

Will you apply for a spot on Team "N". Remember-you're the publicist.

*Ljubica*
02-14-2005, 04:31 PM
Will you apply for a spot on Team "N". Remember-you're the publicist.

I think I am still resident Lucky Charm at the moment - the pay's not good - but the company is good :)

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 04:32 PM
I think I am still resident Lucky Charm at the moment - the pay's not good - but the company is good :)

If David does well this week, then you will be promoted. :)

*Ljubica*
02-14-2005, 04:38 PM
If David does well this week, then you will be promoted. :)

So I guess if he loses to Radek then I'm sacked :devil: Though Eduardo knows I'm going to Monte Carlo and tells me I still have a job there - so - maybe they are faithful to their staff!!

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 04:40 PM
So I guess if he loses to Radek then I'm sacked :devil: Though Eduardo knows I'm going to Monte Carlo and tells me I still have a job there - so - maybe they are faithful to their staff!!

Sounds like it.

jazz_girl
02-14-2005, 04:46 PM
So David is still in a bad mood :rolleyes: I hope it's better tomorrow, otherwise I'll kill him!

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 04:59 PM
Center court:



Wedstrijden beginnen om 11.00u

Michael Llodra (Fra) - Peter Wessels (Ned)
Radek Stepanek (Tsj) - David Nalbandian (Arg)
Berdych/Pavel (Tsj) - Sluiter/Wessels (Ned)

Björki
02-14-2005, 05:01 PM
vamos David :bounce:

jazz_girl
02-14-2005, 05:04 PM
Thanks Jud!!!
So it'll be around 10 am here, right?

novanora
02-14-2005, 05:13 PM
Center court:



Wedstrijden beginnen om 11.00u

Michael Llodra (Fra) - Peter Wessels (Ned)
Radek Stepanek (Tsj) - David Nalbandian (Arg)
Berdych/Pavel (Tsj) - Sluiter/Wessels (Ned)
it's the good time in night for me, but our tv only show the evening session for this tourney, so I guess i can't watch that :(

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 05:17 PM
oh really sorry to hear Nova

jazz_girl
02-14-2005, 06:38 PM
I'm sure they'll start showing since the SF, so I have to hope he gets there to see him...

jazz_girl
02-14-2005, 06:38 PM
I'm sure they'll start showing since the SF, so I have to hope he gets there to see him...

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 06:47 PM
well I have my ticket.. will watch David tomorrow.. so hope he playes good enough!

But that does mean I won't be online tomorrow, It means I have to get up really early adn leave already around 7.15 to make it on time...

jazz_girl
02-14-2005, 07:21 PM
Have fun Jud! Let's hope David plays at his best for you :)

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 07:26 PM
Thanks Jud!!!
So it'll be around 10 am here, right?
well normaly a match takes around the 2 hours, its best of 3 sets so that means that it would start around 1pm local time, so for you 9am

bovenbuuf
02-14-2005, 07:27 PM
Have fun Jud! Let's hope David plays at his best for you :)
me too, and not just for me but also for Rosie, other fans and of course his team..

jazz_girl
02-14-2005, 07:44 PM
For all then :)

maratski
02-14-2005, 08:36 PM
Rosie where were you sitting during the practice session? I was there. Last row wearing a pink vest.

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 09:11 PM
Rosie where were you sitting during the practice session? I was there. Last row wearing a pink vest.

No pompons? :devil:

maratski
02-14-2005, 09:16 PM
I only cheer for Marat...;)

Here's something you might like.

sigmagirl91
02-14-2005, 09:19 PM
Is that you in the second pic, Ilhame?

maratski
02-14-2005, 09:32 PM
yes :)

jazz_girl
02-14-2005, 10:33 PM
Wow, you're so lucky Ilhame!!!! Thanks a lot for sharing the pics with us! :hug:

sophia_c
02-14-2005, 10:53 PM
well I have my ticket.. will watch David tomorrow.. so hope he playes good enough!

But that does mean I won't be online tomorrow, It means I have to get up really early adn leave already around 7.15 to make it on time...

have a brilliant time tomorrow Jud.....cheer loud girl!!!!

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 12:08 PM
have a brilliant time tomorrow Jud.....cheer loud girl!!!!

The match between Wessels and Llodra is finished so David will coming up shortly. I am beginning to become nervous.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 12:15 PM
I am too, Connie, for the sheer fact that no one knows what to expect.

novanora
02-15-2005, 12:27 PM
The match between Wessels and Llodra is finished so David will coming up shortly. I am beginning to become nervous.
peace down, girl. a series of heart attackings are waiting for u :p

taysbest
02-15-2005, 12:32 PM
I only cheer for Marat...;)

Here's something you might like.

Thank you for the pictures!
Have fun everyone who is there!

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 12:37 PM
Who stole my avatar?

novanora
02-15-2005, 12:40 PM
Who stole my avatar?
Connie, did you change another avatar right now? if does, it will appear soon, don't worry.

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 12:44 PM
Connie, did you change another avatar right now? if does, it will appear soon, don't worry.
Yes, I did. Thanks for the information, Nova. Are you still celebrating? I will write you a PM as soon as I can.

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 12:45 PM
3-1 Stepanek....

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 12:47 PM
shit!!! Break back David!!!

novanora
02-15-2005, 12:47 PM
damn, radek broke yet! :mad:

come on David!!! break back!!

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 12:48 PM
Is anyone watching the match?

novanora
02-15-2005, 12:49 PM
Yes, I did. Thanks for the information, Nova. Are you still celebrating? I will write you a PM as soon as I can.
it ends today ;) but well i am happy everyday :D will wait for ur pm :hug:

novanora
02-15-2005, 12:55 PM
Is anyone watching the match?
i can only watch the night session. and so far i know the dutch tv seems broadcasting it.

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 12:58 PM
I guess all the Dutchs are on court...

crigazzio
02-15-2005, 01:00 PM
Hi everybody!!!!!
Jazz, the tv are showing something of the match???

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:00 PM
Is there an updated scoreline?

crigazzio
02-15-2005, 01:00 PM
He´s doing bad, right?? I can´t find the score ....ggggrrrrr

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 01:01 PM
5-2 Stepanek

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:02 PM
I saw that. Come on, David, get into it.

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 01:03 PM
He´s doing bad, right?? I can´t find the score ....ggggrrrrr
As I said elsewhere, it's on the site of the tournament : www.abnamrowtt.nl

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:04 PM
Damn, Radek took the first set 6-2. Come on, David, beat him....

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:05 PM
Is David sick out there, or something? He's off to a slow start. He needs to pick it up-and quick.

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 01:06 PM
Poor Jud, Poor Rosie, poor me . I have to smoke now.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:07 PM
Poor Jud, Poor Rosie, poor me . I have to smoke now.

Here....hand me some of what you got.... :o

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:08 PM
OK, why doesn't he just go on and lose so I can go back to work.

crigazzio
02-15-2005, 01:10 PM
Dam it!!!1 What´s going on with him????? 6-2 again?!?!?!?!?!?

novanora
02-15-2005, 01:11 PM
Poor Jud, Poor Rosie, poor me . I have to smoke now.
lol, don't that harm your health!

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:12 PM
bp for radek. Damn, what's wrong with him?

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:12 PM
deuce. Come on, David, pick it up-or you'll be out of here in a hurry.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:15 PM
Come on, David, get to bp.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:16 PM
2bp's. Come on, David.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:17 PM
2-1 David breaks.

crigazzio
02-15-2005, 01:18 PM
Now HOld on!!!!!! VAMOS DAVID!!!!

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:18 PM
Yeah...hold your serve, fat ass.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:20 PM
30-0 David. Come on, fat ass.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:20 PM
If he somehow pulls this out, he can't play like this against Ferrero.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:21 PM
30-15 Come on...

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:22 PM
40-15. Take your time. Get the ball in play. Please, David, hold. It's taking long enough for the scoreboard to update itself. Yes...he holds for 3-1.

Björki
02-15-2005, 01:22 PM
come on David.
hold!

novanora
02-15-2005, 01:23 PM
david holds!!! 3-1 now!

crigazzio
02-15-2005, 01:24 PM
YEAHHH TYFFF He needs your dirty words!!!!!!! VAMOS DAVID!!!!!

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:24 PM
Hold, David, you fat ass...

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:25 PM
Come on, come on, come on....

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:26 PM
Good...15-0. 30-0. 40-0. He's confident now. Watch out, MTF.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:26 PM
Come on, David....please.....he holds 4-2. Break him, David.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:30 PM
Come on, David, hold...you need to do it here....

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:31 PM
Hold, you bastard. This scoreboard is a piece of shit.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:33 PM
What the hell? The scoreboard is frozen....finally, 15-0 to David...come on, fat ass.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:33 PM
Oh, come on, 15-all....

crigazzio
02-15-2005, 01:34 PM
Yes, to slowwwwww!!! or the boys are taking their time to play!!!!! Dam it David, VAMOOOOSSSSS

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:34 PM
I don't care if you fuckin' lose, but don't do it on my time. Good...30-15. Now, get to game pt.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:35 PM
Come oooooooooooon......please get to game pt. now.....grrrr...I hate this scoreboard. 30-all. Come on, fat bastard.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:36 PM
Game pt. Come on, hold, bastard. Pleeeeeeease.....oh, please, hold, you don't have to make it hard. Yesssss......now break for the set....

crigazzio
02-15-2005, 01:37 PM
YES!!!! DO IT!!!! VAMOOOSSSS DAVIDDDDDDD!!!!!!!! You can make it blonde boy!!!!!!!!

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 01:38 PM
I hope he's playing better because of the dirty words of Tiff' and not because I smoked because it will ruine my health if I have te go smoking every time he's down. SOB!

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:39 PM
Damn, two game pts. Get ready for choke-a-rama.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:39 PM
Gah....now try and hold for it, David. Please...no major catastrophes here....

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:42 PM
Two set pts. for fat ass....come on.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:43 PM
Yes...and he takes it. *fainting from shock* He actually held to take the second set. Can we cheer now?

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 01:44 PM
Well done, finish it off now, slow starter!

crigazzio
02-15-2005, 01:45 PM
I hope he's playing better because of the dirty words of Tiff' and not because I smoked because it will ruine my health if I have te go smoking every time he's down. SOB!

LOL!!!

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 01:45 PM
I think the scoreboard is much better than some others from Master Series...

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:46 PM
Well done, finish it off now, slow starter!

Slow starter, fat fuck, tank ass, punk bitch...it's all the same.... :o

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:46 PM
Radek is up 40-0 on serve.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:46 PM
Now, David, please hold. Make him crack. 1-0 to stepanek

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:52 PM
damn, david lost his serve....

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 01:53 PM
Damn!

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 01:59 PM
radek's on his way to a 4-0 lead in this set. get it to deuce... and radek does it. Is david sick or something?

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 02:00 PM
4-0 and I will be quickly be out of cigarettes...

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 02:01 PM
radek's on his way to a 4-0 lead in this set. get it to deuce... and radek does it. Is david sick or something?

I don't know if he is sick but I am!

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 02:02 PM
4-0 and I will be quickly be out of cigarettes...

I need some of what you're smoking. wow...5-0. Something's wrong....

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 02:12 PM
Anybody know WTF happened to David today? Is he in a slump? Is he sick/tired/injured? What?

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 02:13 PM
OK, so what's up next for David? Seriously, he needs a vacation to sort himself out. He played so well in AO, and this indoor season was a grand opp for him to gain some points, but he didn't capitalize. Shoot...

Choupi
02-15-2005, 02:18 PM
I think Rosie will be back home sooner than expected... :confused: I just hope she has enough vodka or Gin & Tonic around to help her handle it all the way...

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 02:19 PM
I think Rosie will be back home sooner than expected... :confused: I just hope she has enough vodka or Gin & Tonic around to help her handle it all the way...

Or a sniff of a crack pipe, which I will need btw.

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 02:19 PM
This is sad, pathetic, disappointing, I don't know, you call it!
He refused to play in Latin America to get better results, great idea! I hope next year at least he plays in Bs As, so his people can see him lose in the first round :rolleyes:
It wouldn't be a bad idea if he asks for a WC in Dubai, but I don't think he's gonna do that...

crimson
02-15-2005, 02:20 PM
David :sad: I didn't see the match, just followed the live scoreboards, so I don't know what went wrong in terms of the quality of his play. :shrug: I hope he can find his form again in time for Indian Wells and Miami - he could potentially build a lot of new points at those TMS as he has nothing to defend from that same time last year.

novanora
02-15-2005, 02:21 PM
evidently, he keeps his Marseille performance......:mad: the last set is strange, he should get some confidence when backing 2nd set, but just lost it easily! seems his serving is nothing! :smash:

ok, jud and Rosie, we need your reports and know how he plays, just can't stand this down.

lsy
02-15-2005, 02:24 PM
Poor Rosie...

I'm really curious as to what actually happened too.

novanora
02-15-2005, 02:28 PM
This is sad, pathetic, disappointing, I don't know, you call it!
He refused to play in Latin America to get better results, great idea! I hope next year at least he plays in Bs As, so his people can see him lose in the first round :rolleyes:
It wouldn't be a bad idea if he asks for a WC in Dubai, but I don't think he's gonna do that...
lol, jazz, i guess it's nothing with which tourney he played. If he lost 1st round in BS AS, just in front of you, you also will feel sad, won't u? i just more worry what happen to him. We all see how great he played in later stage of AO, and how crappy he played in Marseille, that's too different!! and some dutchie friends also told us his practise isn't in good form, neither his mood. i don't know what happen, but if really sth there, hope he can go over it, and let us see another fighting David again soon!

Björki
02-15-2005, 02:28 PM
David :sad:

novanora
02-15-2005, 02:31 PM
Poor Rosie...

I'm really curious as to what actually happened too.
Corinna, i just want to :smash: his head out

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 02:38 PM
Corinna, i just want to :smash: his head out

Me too. :mad:

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 02:39 PM
lol, jazz, i guess it's nothing with which tourney he played. If he lost 1st round in BS AS, just in front of you, you also will feel sad, won't u? i just more worry what happen to him. We all see how great he played in later stage of AO, and how crappy he played in Marseille, that's too different!! and some dutchie friends also told us his practise isn't in good form, neither his mood. i don't know what happen, but if really sth there, hope he can go over it, and let us see another fighting David again soon!
That's not the point. He went to Europe to play indoor cause it's better for his game, but all he did was play like crap and lost early when he could have done the same in Bs As. I'm sorry, but that's how I feel. I was mad at first when I heard he wasn't coming, but then I understood cause it was gonna be good for his career. But to lose like this, and with almost no fight? I hope I'm wrong and Rosie tells me that that didn't happen and that he actually fought, but I don't think is the case. I'm sorry, but I'm mad.

lsy
02-15-2005, 02:42 PM
Corinna, i just want to :smash: his head out

Maybe Rosie already did :tape:

Whatever it is, let's hope he's going to find his form soon.

*Elsie*
02-15-2005, 02:47 PM
I really don't know what to think about it. I am sad and angry and especially very pessimist for the rest of the year. He just can't go on playing as he does! Do something David! React!

novanora
02-15-2005, 02:59 PM
That's not the point. He went to Europe to play indoor cause it's better for his game, but all he did was play like crap and lost early when he could have done the same in Bs As. I'm sorry, but that's how I feel. I was mad at first when I heard he wasn't coming, but then I understood cause it was gonna be good for his career. But to lose like this, and with almost no fight? I hope I'm wrong and Rosie tells me that that didn't happen and that he actually fought, but I don't think is the case. I'm sorry, but I'm mad.
i totally understand u, jazz. Remember i support u to hope him play Bs As at preference? we all understand that he made that choice for his future career, coz he can earn more points on hard surface in euro. i do think he also didn't want to play that shit. Of course we didn't watch this match, so can't say much about it. But it's not only the fighting problem yet. When i watched the marseille matches, i saw he was fighting, running on the baselines and saved every ball he could in both matches, and how's the result? Fighting can do some sense in the match, but not not all. He shouldn't play hard court in a clay way, which always stick on baselines. This results his negative situation on the court, and also add the errors.

so maybe he was fighting today, otherwise he can't play back 2nd set. But he should think about his late matches playing, especially figure that loss reason out before TMS. Also we are waiting for our live watching friends for the report, maybe can does some sense.

i am mad too ~~~ :mad:

*Ljubica*
02-15-2005, 02:59 PM
evidently, he keeps his Marseille performance......:mad: the last set is strange, he should get some confidence when backing 2nd set, but just lost it easily! seems his serving is nothing! :smash:

ok, jud and Rosie, we need your reports and know how he plays, just can't stand this down.

Actually I don't so much feel like writing a report right now - I feel like jumping in the river opposite this Hotel - but - don't worry - I'm not that stupid! OK - so - basically - he was crap, - sad, pathetic, useless pile of crap. If I thought Marseille was bad - this was much, much worse. I am so angry at the moment - he let himself down badly - played worse than I could - no excuses. He didn't seem to want to fight or be out there or even try - honestly I am disgusted - this is why I didn't want to write this now - maybe I sound too harsh and you will all be angry with me. There didn't seem to be any sign of injury or sickness - just sheer lack of fight and effort to be honest.

I always had a bad feeling about this match - and was proved right. He was in a bad mood first thing this morning, in a vile mood at practice, and played worse than I've ever seen him in a match. Radek served well - he volleyed well too - he did his best - take noithing away from his efforts - he was consistent and fired up - and today his best was more than good enough to beat David. I feel so sorry for poor, poor Vicky - I could just hug the poor girl - she is so loyal and loving and he lets her down badly and it's makes me mad. And as for poor Eduardo and Mariano - they deserve better than this crap - sorry - they are too good for him - all 3 of them are.

Maybe Jud will be able to write a report later that is less vitriolic - I hope so. I met her today for the first time - she is lovely and it was a pleasure to spend time with you Jud :hug: And nice to meet Martijn (CooCooCachoo too) - meeting them was the highlight of my day.

Don't know whether I will go home tomorrow or Thursday - depends on transport and if I can change my ticket with no charge.

Sorry to be miserable - love you all

Rosie

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 03:06 PM
Actually I don't so much feel like writing a report right now - I feel like jumping in the river opposite this Hotel - but - don't worry - I'm not that stupid! OK - so - basically - he was crap, - sad, pathetic, useless pile of crap. If I thought Marseille was bad - this was much, much worse. I am so angry at the moment - he let himself down badly - played worse than I could - no excuses. He didn't seem to want to fight or be out there or even try - honestly I am disgusted - this is why I didn't want to write this now - maybe I sound too harsh and you will all be angry with me. There didn't seem to be any sign of injury or sickness - just sheer lack of fight and effort to be honest.

I always had a bad feeling about this match - and was proved right. He was in a bad mood first thing this morning, in a vile mood at practice, and played worse than I've ever seen him in a match. Radek served well - he volleyed well too - he did his best - take noithing away from his efforts - he was consistent and fired up - and today his best was more than good enough to beat David. I feel so sorry for poor, poor Vicky - I could just hug the poor girl - she is so loyal and loving and he lets her down badly and it's makes me mad. And as for poor Eduardo and Mariano - they deserve better than this crap - sorry - they are too good for him - all 3 of them are.

Maybe Jud will be able to write a report later that is less vitriolic - I hope so. I met her today for the first time - she is lovely and it was a pleasure to spend time with you Jud :hug: And nice to meet Martijn (CooCooCachoo too) - meeting them was the highlight of my day.

Don't know whether I will go home tomorrow or Thursday - depends on transport and if I can change my ticket with no charge.

Sorry to be miserable - love you all

Rosie

Thanks, Rosie. I think David's going through a mental and emotional slump. I don't know what it is, but one would never know until after the fact. I didn't see the match live so I couldn't tell you what was going on. I'm sure that aspect will come out later. Right now, David needs to rest and think about what's next. He shouldn't play Dubai, in my opinion, because he's not emotionally or mentally fit to do so.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 03:08 PM
I really don't know what to think about it. I am sad and angry and especially very pessimist for the rest of the year. He just can't go on playing as he does! Do something David! React!

I hope this is the worst we'll ever see, but my mind is telling me otherwise.

crigazzio
02-15-2005, 03:14 PM
Ey, ey, girls!!!This is not something for being proud, but is just another match, he has more future!!!!
and Rose, you know i love you girl, but the 3 of them are to much for David? I´m desagree, cause the only person who gets in the court is David, and remember, he lost much more than one match a couple of months ago, and that´s is something that afect you in every moment....He can fight aggainst his mind since now, but will be dificult, i can understand cause i´m mad too, but girls, we know that with him nothing is eassy, so just let´s start to think in the next step........

novanora
02-15-2005, 03:15 PM
Rosie, thanks for your words over this match. It's so nice that you and Jud meet in Rotterdam finally!! :hug: ok, i think i get a rough idea of this match. Just take a good rest, and forget this awful match, both for u and david :hug:

*Ljubica*
02-15-2005, 03:15 PM
Thanks, Rosie. I think David's going through a mental and emotional slump. I don't know what it is, but one would never know until after the fact. I didn't see the match live so I couldn't tell you what was going on. I'm sure that aspect will come out later. Right now, David needs to rest and think about what's next. He shouldn't play Dubai, in my opinion, because he's not emotionally or mentally fit to do so.

Absolutely not - no Dubai - I haven't even heard a rumour about him going there from anyone here - where did that idea come from? I guess he could be suffering from a bad reaction to his recent bereavement - things like that affect different people in different ways - but even so - if he felt he needed the time off he should have taken it. I know the Team well enough that they would not have pushed him if he didn't feel ready - coming here would have been his decision ultimately - they would not have forced him into it unwillingly. I think he needs to go home, regroup, spend some time with his Mum - and think about the future.

Maybe Jazz is right - he would have done better in Buenos Aires - he would have felt at home and - I'm sorry - no matter what he says - until his serve improves - he is better off on clay - he got some of his best resukts on clay last year.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 03:18 PM
Absolutely not - no Dubai - I haven't even heard a rumour about him going there from anyone here - where did that idea come from? I guess he could be suffering from a bad reaction to his recent bereavement - things like that affect different people in different ways - but even so - if he felt he needed the time off he should have taken it. I know the Team well enough that they would not have pushed him if he didn't feel ready - coming here would have been his decision ultimately - they would not have forced him into it unwillingly. I think he needs to go home, regroup, spend some time with his Mum - and think about the future.

Maybe Jazz is right - he would have done better in Buenos Aires - he would have felt at home and - I'm sorry - no matter what he says - until his serve improves - he is better off on clay - he got some of his best resukts on clay last year.

I looked at the schedule, and he wasn't really confirmed as going, but I hope he doesn't get the idea and go. He's much better off going home and thinking about things rather than go into another tournament. He has nothing to lose from this point on until the middle of April. I'm not saying "skip the whole American hardcourt swing"-by no means. What I'm trying to say is "go home, get your head together, and come see us when you're well again". Clearly, he's not well right now.

crigazzio
02-15-2005, 03:19 PM
Even when i know that the fast courts are his speciality, i want to see him in 2006 in Bs As, but that ´s just a wish, i can understand if he choose another way.....I´m really sad and I´m thinking that maybe is another bad year for him, but is to soon to be negative, right??

*Ljubica*
02-15-2005, 03:24 PM
I looked at the schedule, and he wasn't really confirmed as going, but I hope he doesn't get the idea and go. He's much better off going home and thinking about things rather than go into another tournament. He has nothing to lose from this point on until the middle of April. I'm not saying "skip the whole American hardcourt swing"-by no means. What I'm trying to say is "go home, get your head together, and come see us when you're well again". Clearly, he's not well right now.

I just asked Eduardo and no - he won't be playing Dubai. He will go home to Argentina tonight. He said he is still badly affected by his Dad's death and needs some time to think and be on his own.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 03:33 PM
Even when i know that the fast courts are his speciality, i want to see him in 2006 in Bs As, but that ´s just a wish, i can understand if he choose another way.....I´m really sad and I´m thinking that maybe is another bad year for him, but is to soon to be negative, right??

It is too soon to be negative, but my guess is that the indoor courts are playing too fast for his game. Just a guess. I may be wrong....

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 03:35 PM
Even when i know that the fast courts are his speciality, i want to see him in 2006 in Bs As, but that ´s just a wish, i can understand if he choose another way.....I´m really sad and I´m thinking that maybe is another bad year for him, but is to soon to be negative, right??
Apparently he's coming to Bs As next year, the same with Coria. I don't know if it's confirmed, but the organizators are already looking for a bigger place to held the tournament cause it's too small now. They said somthing like: It was sold out for days without having David and Guillermo, we're gonna need something bigger for next year with both of them here. Besides, the ATP is studying to "force" the players to play at their home tournaments, when the country only has 1 tournament per year...

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 03:36 PM
Apparently he's coming to Bs As next year, the same with Coria. I don't know if it's confirmed, but the organizators are already looking for a bigger place to held the tournament cause it's too small now. They said somthing like: It was sold out for days without having David and Guillermo, we're gonna need something bigger for next year with both of them here. Besides, the ATP is studying to "force" the players to play at their home tournaments, when the country only has 1 tournament per year...

Hmmm....wow, that's interesting. I wonder how many of the players will take it.

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 03:36 PM
I just asked Eduardo and no - he won't be playing Dubai. He will go home to Argentina tonight. He said he is still badly affected by his Dad's death and needs some time to think and be on his own.
I knew something like this was going on :sad: It's completely understandable...

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 03:37 PM
I just asked Eduardo and no - he won't be playing Dubai. He will go home to Argentina tonight. He said he is still badly affected by his Dad's death and needs some time to think and be on his own.

Thought so. I hope he takes this next week or so, and get his head together and come back strong. Take it easy, big D.

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 03:38 PM
Hmmm....wow, that's interesting. I wonder how many of the players will take it.
I don't know, this only applys to countries like Argentina, Chile, Brazil, etc. Countries with just 1 tournament and not like USA or Spain, that have IS tournaments plus Masters and even GS in the USA case.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 03:39 PM
I don't know, this only applys to countries like Argentina, Chile, Brazil, etc. Countries with just 1 tournament and not like USA or Spain, that have IS tournaments plus Masters and even GS in the USA case.

We shall see how much success they have with that setup. Maybe it will encourage more participation, like you said.

*Ljubica*
02-15-2005, 03:40 PM
[QUOTE=jazz_girl]Apparently he's coming to Bs As next year, the same with Coria. I don't know if it's confirmed, but the organizators are already looking for a bigger place to held the tournament cause it's too small now. They said somthing like: It was sold out for days without having David and Guillermo, we're gonna need something bigger for next year with both of them here. Besides, the ATP is studying to "force" the players to play at their home tournaments, when the country only has 1 tournament per year...[/QUOT
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I guess the calendar may change again next year so perhaps he can fit in both there and Rotterdam - don't know. Marseille would be no loss because it is a s*** tournament, but Rotterdam is actually a good tourney and I'm sure he could do well here in future.

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 03:43 PM
We shall see how much success they have with that setup. Maybe it will encourage more participation, like you said.
The ATP says that will do this to protect the tournaments, but I'm not too sure the players will be happy with this...

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 03:44 PM
[QUOTE=jazz_girl]Apparently he's coming to Bs As next year, the same with Coria. I don't know if it's confirmed, but the organizators are already looking for a bigger place to held the tournament cause it's too small now. They said somthing like: It was sold out for days without having David and Guillermo, we're gonna need something bigger for next year with both of them here. Besides, the ATP is studying to "force" the players to play at their home tournaments, when the country only has 1 tournament per year...[/QUOT
E]

I guess the calendar may change again next year so perhaps he can fit in both there and Rotterdam - don't know. Marseille would be no loss because it is a s*** tournament, but Rotterdam is actually a good tourney and I'm sure he could do well here in future.
Yeah, maybe...

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 03:49 PM
The ATP says that will do this to protect the tournaments, but I'm not too sure the players will be happy with this...

I don't think they will either. In that case, it will favor American and European players. You know what I'm getting at....

crigazzio
02-15-2005, 03:54 PM
I just asked Eduardo and no - he won't be playing Dubai. He will go home to Argentina tonight. He said he is still badly affected by his Dad's death and needs some time to think and be on his own.
As i told you, nobody knows really how much he can control his mind after that.......I guess he needs more time to stay in home....And i mean a loooonnnggg time, but with his job, i don´t think he can do that.....

Björki
02-15-2005, 04:09 PM
I just asked Eduardo and no - he won't be playing Dubai. He will go home to Argentina tonight. He said he is still badly affected by his Dad's death and needs some time to think and be on his own.
get some rest and get well soon David!! :hug:

justClaudia
02-15-2005, 04:50 PM
I just asked Eduardo and no - he won't be playing Dubai. He will go home to Argentina tonight. He said he is still badly affected by his Dad's death and needs some time to think and be on his own.


He definetly needs to take some time to think..to be with his familly.

So even though today was very dissapointing, I think everybody can understand. It not easy to stay focus and concentrated with all that is going on.

Take your time David ;)

Rosie and Jud I'm glad you finally met :hug:

*Ljubica*
02-15-2005, 04:55 PM
OK - I've been thinking since my first report - and I was too hard on David - far too hard. His head is in a mess - until you have been in his position you don't know how hard it is and how it affects different people in different ways. I was too hard before and I apologise to David and to you all here. Talking to Eduardo has made me see things very differently - he is a calm person - he looks at things rationally and logically - he is invariably always right too. He knew how I was feeling and he comforted me when I was crying with anger and disillusionment and he put me right very quickly - thanks Eduardo - for taking the time to listen to my concerns and my fears and sort my head out too :hug: . David will come back - but it will take time. I don't personally care if he drops out of the Top 10 or the Top 20 - who gives a toss about rankings anyway. I care that David is fit and strong and happy inside himself. The people who care will always support him - he needs us more now than when he is on top form - he needs Vicky, and Eduardo and Mariano - and - yes - he needs us too - he is very aware of the support that we give him and is greatful for it. He took the time to thank me today - he felt like shit but he still cared -that is why I support him and always will.

Love Rosie

Choupi
02-15-2005, 04:56 PM
He said he is still badly affected by his Dad's death and needs some time to think and be on his own.
I know how much that type of events can affect your life and the way you live afterwards. And sometimes, for some ppl, it comes later...He's totally forgiveable. He needs to go back to his roots, with his family and friends. He'll go through...just let him the time he needs to come back stronger than ever...

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 05:13 PM
Thank you so much for your last post Rosie :hug:

justClaudia
02-15-2005, 05:18 PM
OK - I've been thinking since my first report - and I was too hard on David - far too hard. His head is in a mess - until you have been in his position you don't know how hard it is and how it affects different people in different ways. I was too hard before and I apologise to David and to you all here. Talking to Eduardo has made me see things very differently - he is a calm person - he looks at things rationally and logically - he is invariably always right too. He knew how I was feeling and he comforted me when I was crying with anger and disillusionment and he put me right very quickly - thanks Eduardo - for taking the time to listen to my concerns and my fears and sort my head out too :hug: . David will come back - but it will take time. I don't personally care if he drops out of the Top 10 or the Top 20 - who gives a toss about rankings anyway. I care that David is fit and strong and happy inside himself. The people who care will always support him - he needs us more now than when he is on top form - he needs Vicky, and Eduardo and Mariano - and - yes - he needs us too - he is very aware of the support that we give him and is greatful for it. He took the time to thank me today - he felt like shit but he still cared -that is why I support him and always will.

Love Rosie



Rosie that's such a beautifull post...

I'm glad to know that -even if he must be feeling like shit - he took some time to thank you and apreciate everything that you do for him. :)

And that's very true..his fans will always love and suport him,no matter what..always by his side.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 05:25 PM
OK - I've been thinking since my first report - and I was too hard on David - far too hard. His head is in a mess - until you have been in his position you don't know how hard it is and how it affects different people in different ways. I was too hard before and I apologise to David and to you all here. Talking to Eduardo has made me see things very differently - he is a calm person - he looks at things rationally and logically - he is invariably always right too. He knew how I was feeling and he comforted me when I was crying with anger and disillusionment and he put me right very quickly - thanks Eduardo - for taking the time to listen to my concerns and my fears and sort my head out too :hug: . David will come back - but it will take time. I don't personally care if he drops out of the Top 10 or the Top 20 - who gives a toss about rankings anyway. I care that David is fit and strong and happy inside himself. The people who care will always support him - he needs us more now than when he is on top form - he needs Vicky, and Eduardo and Mariano - and - yes - he needs us too - he is very aware of the support that we give him and is greatful for it. He took the time to thank me today - he felt like shit but he still cared -that is why I support him and always will.

Love Rosie

See? I told you. He'll be back,and when he does....world, watch out. We've got to keep supporting him, no matter what people on this board think or even what some of you are thinking right now. Like I said last week, everyone loves a winner. We must show that we are not fair-weather fans, and stick by our man no matter what it looks like to everyone else.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 05:26 PM
I know how much that type of events can affect your life and the way you live afterwards. And sometimes, for some ppl, it comes later...He's totally forgiveable. He needs to go back to his roots, with his family and friends. He'll go through...just let him the time he needs to come back stronger than ever...

Well said, Choupi. And thank you again for your post, Rosie. Let's all show our support for him. Get back strong, David. Your fans are here for you. :)

justClaudia
02-15-2005, 05:27 PM
Stick by our man - no matter what.
That's the sentence on the day for me!!

*Ljubica*
02-15-2005, 05:28 PM
Thanks girls - it is strange to explain - this past 2 weeks I have felt more like friends than anything else with the guys in the Team and I am greatful for their help and support. They do so much more for me than I do for them - I can't deny I cried when I said goodbye - like saying goodbye to old friends. Sometimes you grow closer in adversity than success. I will be in touch with you all when I get home tomorrow.

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 05:29 PM
Thanks girls - it is strange to explain - this past 2 weeks I have felt more like friends than anything else with the guys in the Team and I am greatful for their help and support. They do so much more for me than I do for them - I can't deny I cried when I said goodbye - like saying goodbye to old friends. Sometimes you grow closer in adversity than success. I will be in touch with you all when I get home tomorrow.

Alright. Take care, Rosie, and have a safe trip home.

jazz_girl
02-15-2005, 05:30 PM
Talk to you tomorrow Rosie :hug:

Björki
02-15-2005, 05:31 PM
Have a save trip Rosie :hug:

justClaudia
02-15-2005, 05:32 PM
I hate saying goodbye to ppl that I love..it's the worst thing that can happen to me.

Have a safe trip Rosie!

Choupi
02-15-2005, 05:48 PM
Yes have a safe trip back home Rosie. We'll talk to you again asap.

maratski
02-15-2005, 10:34 PM
I'm sorry to hear David lost today. I'm glad he's going home to be with his family. I lost my uncle a bit more then a year ago and I still can't forget about it. I still think about him all the time and sometimes I just cry in bed for no reason. He was my uncle so I can't imagine how hard it is to lose a parent.

He seems to have his priorities straight now and that's what matters.

A :hug: to you all and you're great fans!

Rosie I saw a blonde lady wearing a jeans skirt and something red. I thought that was you, but I'm not sure. Have a safe trip home and I'll try to be at RG so we can still meet up. :)

sigmagirl91
02-15-2005, 10:52 PM
I'm sorry to hear David lost today. I'm glad he's going home to be with his family. I lost my uncle a bit more then a year ago and I still can't forget about it. I still think about him all the time and sometimes I just cry in bed for no reason. He was my uncle so I can't imagine how hard it is to lose a parent.

He seems to have his priorities straight now and that's what matters.

A :hug: to you all and you're great fans!

Rosie I saw a blonde lady wearing a jeans skirt and something red. I thought that was you, but I'm not sure. Have a safe trip home and I'll try to be at RG so we can still meet up. :)

I am glad that David is finally going home. He needs to be with his family and get his head and heart straight. He can come back later, but some things must take precedence now. Most of us understand that, and we must support him in doing what he needs to do. Yeah, this indoor season was dreadful for him, by all accounts, but he will be back stronger and more eager than ever when this dark time passes.

RogiFan88
02-16-2005, 02:50 AM
When I saw that David had lost to Stepanek, I wondered if he was still feeling emotional after his father's passing... he has been brave going back on tour after his loss, trying to occupy his mind and body but it's just too much to take.

David needs to be back home w his family and friends for awhile until he feels ready to return to the tour. Pobre de David! It's still too soon... I thought about James Blake's loss also and how it affected him physically... let's hope David can deal w it and be healthy in body and mind.

I realize more and more just how thoughtful and sensitive David is, despite appearances. He is a quiet guy of few words. Makes me appreciate him more all the time.

Take care of yourself, David!

sigmagirl91
02-16-2005, 03:55 AM
I am wondering what's going on with him now. Is he home or still in Europe?

Tracey
02-16-2005, 09:52 AM
Oh Rosie I read your post, it's almost brought me to tears, I too was in shock when he lost to Radek but I hope David will enjoy his time out...he deserves and needs it...Rosie you're a star

ETA: What was your position during Marseille and RD for Team "N"? just out of interest

*Elsie*
02-16-2005, 10:00 AM
Thanks for your nice post Rosie. It's true that you were a bit hard on him. We all were, but we were just so disappointed. According to the Dutch press David fought for every point.... And after the match he said that he liked the tournament and will be back next year.

sophia_c
02-16-2005, 10:00 AM
I am glad that David is finally going home. He needs to be with his family and get his head and heart straight. He can come back later, but some things must take precedence now. Most of us understand that, and we must support him in doing what he needs to do. Yeah, this indoor season was dreadful for him, by all accounts, but he will be back stronger and more eager than ever when this dark time passes.


Actually I agree Sigma....I was pissed with him yesterday afternoon....well I checked the result as soon as I came out of recovery....and I was down because a) be lost and b) Jud was there and she was so excited by that. Of course I understand that it was impossible for him to have started the year the way he did because of his loss....now he needs to go away and get over things. That will take time....but he will be back....he has the whole of the year to show what he can do.... :) and if he doesn't I know I will still cheer him on....

bovenbuuf
02-16-2005, 11:49 AM
Actually I don't so much feel like writing a report right now - I feel like jumping in the river opposite this Hotel - but - don't worry - I'm not that stupid! OK - so - basically - he was crap, - sad, pathetic, useless pile of crap. If I thought Marseille was bad - this was much, much worse. I am so angry at the moment - he let himself down badly - played worse than I could - no excuses. He didn't seem to want to fight or be out there or even try - honestly I am disgusted - this is why I didn't want to write this now - maybe I sound too harsh and you will all be angry with me. There didn't seem to be any sign of injury or sickness - just sheer lack of fight and effort to be honest.

I always had a bad feeling about this match - and was proved right. He was in a bad mood first thing this morning, in a vile mood at practice, and played worse than I've ever seen him in a match. Radek served well - he volleyed well too - he did his best - take noithing away from his efforts - he was consistent and fired up - and today his best was more than good enough to beat David. I feel so sorry for poor, poor Vicky - I could just hug the poor girl - she is so loyal and loving and he lets her down badly and it's makes me mad. And as for poor Eduardo and Mariano - they deserve better than this crap - sorry - they are too good for him - all 3 of them are.

Maybe Jud will be able to write a report later that is less vitriolic - I hope so. I met her today for the first time - she is lovely and it was a pleasure to spend time with you Jud :hug: And nice to meet Martijn (CooCooCachoo too) - meeting them was the highlight of my day.

Don't know whether I will go home tomorrow or Thursday - depends on transport and if I can change my ticket with no charge.

Sorry to be miserable - love you all

Rosie
Ok well I was really late at home yesterday and in the same kind of mood as Rose, so didn't post much. I was sitting next to Martijn during the match, and he was a great friend :hug:

wel what can I say...it wasn't really briljant. It was very obvious that he didn't had a good day. There was something missing, like power or something... and well Radek played Ok, with a good serve. So well not much to say about the first set I guess, it was over very quick.. best part I thought were the messages from Rosie, that really made me laugh!

The second serve he won, but well he also had to thank Radec for it, Radek didn't play that treat during the second set,his serve went down and made a lot of Double faults, that is the reason why David could break him. During the break I think Radek made 2 or 3 double faults. SO well it was good that we had this 3 set.
Still remember that I said to Martijn, hopefully it will be better....

But then in the 3 set Radek started to serve better again, with less double faults. And well like I said earlier David was missing something, so he couldn't make it. Although he did make some great points in the 3 set, but there where not enough nice points to win more games.

Was really sorry to see he lossed, but if you are really honest with the way he played yesterday he didn't deserve to win. Radek had this good serve and played decent.

And yes Rose, it was nice to meet you too :hug: Hope the picture is ok. Thanks for all the textmessages during the match and later when i was going home! You are really nice and sweet!

Hope you had a safe trip back, and well do hope we can have a chat soon again. But do know you want to have everything in order first and spend time with your boys and family. So guess we will have our chat next week!

bovenbuuf
02-16-2005, 11:52 AM
I guess the calendar may change again next year so perhaps he can fit in both there and Rotterdam - don't know. Marseille would be no loss because it is a s*** tournament, but Rotterdam is actually a good tourney and I'm sure he could do well here in future.yes it was a nice tournement, and also thought the people where friendly. And would be nice if he could win it, found out yesterday that Vilas won this tournement aswell.. but it was in 1982... so guess I was to young to remember :p

bovenbuuf
02-16-2005, 11:56 AM
OK - I've been thinking since my first report - and I was too hard on David - far too hard. His head is in a mess - until you have been in his position you don't know how hard it is and how it affects different people in different ways. I was too hard before and I apologise to David and to you all here. Talking to Eduardo has made me see things very differently - he is a calm person - he looks at things rationally and logically - he is invariably always right too. He knew how I was feeling and he comforted me when I was crying with anger and disillusionment and he put me right very quickly - thanks Eduardo - for taking the time to listen to my concerns and my fears and sort my head out too :hug: . David will come back - but it will take time. I don't personally care if he drops out of the Top 10 or the Top 20 - who gives a toss about rankings anyway. I care that David is fit and strong and happy inside himself. The people who care will always support him - he needs us more now than when he is on top form - he needs Vicky, and Eduardo and Mariano - and - yes - he needs us too - he is very aware of the support that we give him and is greatful for it. He took the time to thank me today - he felt like shit but he still cared -that is why I support him and always will.

Love RosieYeah you are right Rose, missing somebody so close and who is so important to you is always hard to deal with and it really takes a lot of time. And well when it is so sudden and there is no time to say goodbye or say some nice words it makes it even harder..

I even remember it very well when it happend to me. The days that I was walking around doing my stuff whit no idea what I was doing and if it felt right or not or why I should do it anyway...so guess David has the same kind of thing. So guess its good that he is going home, to his family. Calm down a bit and don't need to preform.

sigmagirl91
02-16-2005, 12:01 PM
Thanks for your nice post Rosie. It's true that you were a bit hard on him. We all were, but we were just so disappointed. According to the Dutch press David fought for every point.... And after the match he said that he liked the tournament and will be back next year.

That's good to hear. Are there any updates? I know it's a day later, but I already miss him.

jazz_girl
02-16-2005, 12:02 PM
Jud! I'm glad you have a good time despite his loss. :hug:
Thank you so much for the report! :)

jazz_girl
02-16-2005, 12:10 PM
Hey, I just realized that no one mentioned Javier. Hasn't he been with David the last couple of weeks? Maybe he needs him there...

*Elsie*
02-16-2005, 12:21 PM
Another Dutch newspaper called the way David played a disaster and doubts if Krajicek (the director of the tournament) will pay the same amount of money next year, considering he didn't play like a top ten player. "Maybe if will achieve his 3 goals this year". And according to him his 3 goals are: a grand slam, the Davis Cup and to finish the year in the top 3...

jazz_girl
02-16-2005, 12:24 PM
Good thing is that he's already on his way to Bs As and can't read that ;)

sigmagirl91
02-16-2005, 12:33 PM
Another Dutch newspaper called the way David played a disaster and doubts if Krajicek (the director of the tournament) will pay the same amount of money next year, considering he didn't play like a top ten player. "Maybe if will achieve his 3 goals this year". And according to him his 3 goals are: a grand slam, the Davis Cup and to finish the year in the top 3...

Those are some ambitious goals. One at a time, I say. The Dutch newspaper, like many newspapers, look for the "angle" in a story, and I doubt very seriously if Krajicek would think that. Anyhow, no one knows the whole story, so whether he "tanked" the match is not an issue right now. He took Stepanek to three sets before losing, so it's not like he didn't try. It would be different if he lost love and love.

*Elsie*
02-16-2005, 12:40 PM
In fact, I forgot to say that it is a lousy newspaper. I regret allready that I surfed on their lousy site to read their lousy articles written by suckers. I promise you it won't happen again.

bovenbuuf
02-16-2005, 12:43 PM
Hey, I just realized that no one mentioned Javier. Hasn't he been with David the last couple of weeks? Maybe he needs him there...
no he wasn't there.. its just Eduardo and Mariano who I saw during the match and practise..

bovenbuuf
02-16-2005, 12:45 PM
Another Dutch newspaper called the way David played a disaster and doubts if Krajicek (the director of the tournament) will pay the same amount of money next year, considering he didn't play like a top ten player. "Maybe if will achieve his 3 goals this year". And according to him his 3 goals are: a grand slam, the Davis Cup and to finish the year in the top 3...don't really believe everything what is in that newspaper.. its a lousy one..

bibi_s
02-16-2005, 12:46 PM
I’m absolutely sure that David didn’t play the tournament for the money and if he hears or reads these kinds of words he will immediately return the money back.

jazz_girl
02-16-2005, 12:47 PM
In fact, I forgot to say that it is a lousy newspaper. I regret allready that I surfed on their lousy site to read their lousy articles written by suckers. I promise you it won't happen again.
Don't apologise! There are crappy newspapers all over the world! ;)

jazz_girl
02-16-2005, 12:49 PM
no he wasn't there.. its just Eduardo and Mariano who I saw during the match and practise..
I know he has a great relationship with Eduardo and all. But I think he needs Javier there, he's family and he's going through the same thing than him...

taysbest
02-16-2005, 01:09 PM
I didn't get to follow the match online yesterday.Things at work got crazy.....I'm sad that he lost though....it's a shame.

sigmagirl91
02-16-2005, 01:20 PM
no he wasn't there.. its just Eduardo and Mariano who I saw during the match and practise..

Javier may have had to stay behind for reasons not disclosed? Who knows.

sigmagirl91
02-16-2005, 01:29 PM
I didn't get to follow the match online yesterday.Things at work got crazy.....I'm sad that he lost though....it's a shame.

I am too. I just hope that he's doing OK.