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Rotterdam

Pernille
02-13-2005, 07:25 AM
Mario will play in Rotterdam next week!
The singels draw will be made at 12 o'clock today! The doubles draw is already out, but he is not in it...

Good luck in singels, then... :D

Fabian123
02-13-2005, 08:30 AM
Good luck to Mario :yeah: :yeah: :)

vero
02-13-2005, 10:17 AM
Good luck Mario !!
Let's hope he will go further than in Marseille !

Joycelovemario
02-13-2005, 12:39 PM
Go Mario!
But I think he will be a little bit tired cuz the lasting matches!

Fabian123
02-13-2005, 12:57 PM
He must play against Taylor Dent from USA...when he win he must play against Lopez or an Qualiman... ;)

~EMiLiTA~
02-13-2005, 01:13 PM
tough first round...good luck Mario!!!

ataptc
02-13-2005, 02:07 PM
that's tough! hope he's prepared for it.. ajmo mario!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-13-2005, 02:09 PM
Come on,win some matches,Mario! :rocker2:

vero
02-13-2005, 02:48 PM
That's tough indeed... but he's definitely able to beat Dent. Let's hope he will keep playing as well as he did in Marseille !!
AJMOOOOO MARIO !

pryss
02-13-2005, 07:02 PM
bring it on, taylor....>D

good luck mario :woohoo:

Idril
02-13-2005, 07:49 PM
Mario's in good form at the moment! AJMO MARIO!

Joycelovemario
02-14-2005, 04:31 AM
yap!he is really confidence with himself now!

vero
02-14-2005, 05:23 PM
Mario gonna play tomorrow in the last match of the night session, after the match Henman vs Kiefer, which gonna start at 7:30 pm.

AJMOOOOOO MARIO !! :kiss:

Fabian123
02-14-2005, 06:03 PM
Mario gonna play tomorrow in the last match of the night session, after the match Henman vs Kiefer, which gonna start at 7:30 pm.

AJMOOOOOO MARIO !! :kiss:


Good luck to him!!!! :yeah: :yeah: :worship: :)

pryss
02-15-2005, 09:03 PM
:woohoo: he just won his first round against dent 7/6 7/5!!!!!! hard match, but good job mario :)

he'll play Ollie Rochus next, and that's the dude that beat him out of USO last year so we'll see. overall record is 1-1 though.

AJMO!!!!!!!!

Fergie
02-16-2005, 12:03 AM
Well done Mario :worship:

Good luck against Olli :yeah:

Joycelovemario
02-16-2005, 03:27 AM
good job!!!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-16-2005, 07:05 AM
Go Ancic! :rocker2:

ataptc
02-16-2005, 10:23 AM
:banana: well done mario! dont be irritated by ollie's speed!

vero
02-16-2005, 12:19 PM
:woohoo: Well done Mario !! :yeah:

Fabian123
02-16-2005, 12:53 PM
Yeees he won against Dent :worship: , Good Luck against Rochus ;)

~EMiLiTA~
02-16-2005, 02:19 PM
good win for Mario!!! hopefully he can beat Ollie now since he beat Feli :(

C'MON MARIO!!! :banana:

pryss
02-16-2005, 09:37 PM
he plays first on centrecourt tomorrow, which means in my time zone he'll be done by about 7 in the morning... so i won't have to stare at livescoring and bite my nails ;) good luck mario! :banana:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-17-2005, 02:19 AM
This Two men I also like, ;) but cheer for Mario more a little bit! :rocker2:

janje17
02-17-2005, 03:57 AM
what time is he playing local time???

~EMiLiTA~
02-17-2005, 07:25 AM
11am I think

Pernille
02-17-2005, 08:54 AM
They say 11am on sporten.tv2.dk but they are not always correct....

vero
02-17-2005, 10:51 AM
Very good news :yeah: : he just won against Ollie 6/4 6/3 !! :woohoo:

he'll be done by about 7 in the morning...
It's a good way to begin the day, isn't it ? ;)

Fabian123
02-17-2005, 10:56 AM
He won against Rochus...Yeeeees :worship: :)

Pernille
02-17-2005, 11:12 AM
Who is he playing next?

pepsipin
02-17-2005, 11:32 AM
YAY!! Well done Mario!!!! :)

Joycelovemario
02-17-2005, 11:56 AM
good job!

Joycelovemario
02-17-2005, 12:00 PM
Who is he playing next?
Tim or Llodra :cool:

ataptc
02-17-2005, 12:04 PM
good job mario! :)

vero
02-17-2005, 12:30 PM
An interview of Mario :

Do you speak any Dutch?
“I regularly train at the Amstelpark club in Amsterdam. That’s how I know Raemon Sluiter, Peter Wessels, Dennis van Scheppingen, Melle van Gemerden and Igor Sijsling. Although I’m often surrounded by Dutch people, I’m afraid I don’t speak their language.”

You were loudly cheered on during Tuesday’s match against Taylor Dent. Do you have your own Dutch fan club?
“There were a few people in the audience that I met during my visits to the Netherlands. The atmosphere was simply fantastic last night, with over 8,000 enthusiastic people on the stands. It’s really nice to see that they appreciate what top-class tennis is all about.”

You made your debut at the ABN AMRO WTT a year after Goran Ivanisevic made his last appearance. A symbolic changing of the guard. Does Ivanisevic play a special role in your life?
“I consider him to be the best Croatian sportsman ever. He has been instrumental in the promotion of sports in our country. He’s also a good friend. We’re both from Split and I’ve known him for a very long time.”

You're often compared to Ivanisevic.
“Yes, but I am really Mario Ancic. I can see what people mean, though. We’re both from Croatia, we have more or less the same build and our technique is not dissimilar.”

And you are both excellent grass court players. Are grass courts common in Croatia?
“When I was young, I only ever played on gravel in Split. There are also two hard-courts, but they were constructed quite recently. The fact that Ivanisevic and I are good grass court players has everything to do with our build and our strokes. I am fairly tall, and have a strong service. That’s exactly what you need when you play on grass. Instead of running around, we both play a serve-volley game. I try to change the way I play – sometimes I stay on the baseline while at other times I come to the net. During my match against Dent, I decided to come to the net as often as I could. I felt it was the best way to counter his game.”

You are the last player to have beaten Roger Federer on grass. It was during the first round of Wimbledon 2002.
“Yes, but Federer was not the player he is now. He has improved his game tremendously over the past 18 months. Besides, I played exceptionally well that day.”

During your match against Dent, Richard Krajicek briefly sat in your player’s box. You currently work with Rohan Goetzke, Richard’s former coach. Does Krajicek also give you advice?
“I’ve trained with Richard a few times in Amsterdam, but I don’t know him that well. I am constantly on the road and he lives a completely different life these days.”

You teamed up with Goetzke in August 2003. Since then your ranking and your game have improved dramatically. Which aspects of your game did the two of you focus on?
“We first made a few changes to my technique, focusing on my forehand, volley and service in particular. We’ve also tried to make my game a little more solid by reducing the number of mistakes I make.”

Do you have any goals for 2005?
“I would love to win my first ATP title this year. I’ve come close on a number of occasions. I managed to reach the semi-finals in Marseille only last week.”

Since teaming up with Goetzke you also appear calmer and more focused when you’re on court. In the past, you’d occasionally lose your head.
“These explosions are part of who I am. But you’re right, I have calmed down. I think that’s because I’m playing much better these days, so there’s much less to get angry about.”

"I would love to win my first ATP title this year." Why not this week ?! ;)

ataptc
02-17-2005, 01:20 PM
thanks vero! :)

croat123
02-17-2005, 01:26 PM
:woohoo: great interview
good luck in the next round mario!!

pryss
02-17-2005, 02:14 PM
thanks vero for the great interview :)

good luck mario :woohoo:

thelma
02-17-2005, 02:28 PM
Well done, Mario! :yeah:

Good luck in the next match! :bounce:

Fabian123
02-17-2005, 04:43 PM
Nice Interwiew..thanks vero :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-17-2005, 07:51 PM
Tim or Llodra :cool:

Joyce Lover,I think they will broadcast this match, :drool: I can see it,hope your lovely man will play very well! :rocker2:

Vamos Super Mario!!! :kiss:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-17-2005, 07:52 PM
Also thanks vero! :D

croat123
02-18-2005, 02:28 AM
:woohoo: beat tim again!!

vero
02-18-2005, 08:33 AM
Mario is going to play in the last match of the day, after the match between Roger and Davydenko, which begins at 7:20 pm.

I think they will broadcast this match, I can see it
Lucky girl !! ;) Enjoy it !

ALMOOOOOO MARIO !!

Joycelovemario
02-18-2005, 08:47 AM
Joyce Lover,I think they will broadcast this match, :drool: I can see it,hope your lovely man will play very well! :rocker2:

Vamos Super Mario!!! :kiss:
so lucky! ;) honey!
good luck to him!
he can do it I believe! :p

Joycelovemario
02-18-2005, 08:48 AM
thanks vero!!!
nice interview!

vero
02-18-2005, 09:21 AM
You're welcome !

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-18-2005, 09:31 AM
I check TV schedule,they really broadcast this match in live! :hearts::clap2::yippee:

19-Feb-05 04:00 Tennis TENNIS
ABN AMRO WORLD TENNIS TOURNAMENT
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Tim Henman Vs Mario Ancic
Quarterfinal #4(L) 01:30

Hope I will bring some luck for him. :rocker2::rocker::banana:

ataptc
02-18-2005, 03:35 PM
come on mario! :bounce: gonna tape the match.. it starts at 4am here..

Meeek
02-18-2005, 04:39 PM
Dutch tv isn't even showing it... :(

Idril
02-18-2005, 07:47 PM
AJMO MARIO!

Fabian123
02-18-2005, 08:47 PM
He win the first set with 7-6... :) :) :) :yeah:

Pernille
02-18-2005, 09:30 PM
and he is down 5/6 in the second but he is serving...

Pernille
02-18-2005, 09:44 PM
He won... 7/6,7/6...
I think he is getting good at playing tie-breaks...

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-18-2005, 10:39 PM
Mario rocks!!! :woohoo::yeah::worship: His serve is OK,but has to improve his volley,also he is too tall,his center of gravity is not very good sometimes.
Next match is damn tough,hope he will serve more powerful. :rocker2::boxing::sport:

Awwww,feel sorry to Henman,even he got a break in second set and serving for the set,he didn't had the confidence to hold the serve,poor man. :hug:

Joycelovemario
02-19-2005, 02:26 AM
really cool!!!
He must be full of confidence now!
tomorrow, Mario should control if he want to win against Roger!
it's tough, but someone said Mario is the only one can beat Roger now!
hope the point is right!

Joycelovemario
02-19-2005, 02:27 AM
http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/images/gallerij/2005/5/HK050218-890ancic.jpg
http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/images/gallerij/2005/5/HK050218-918ancici.jpg
super Mario!
Go!

pryss
02-19-2005, 03:09 AM
im so proud of him i cannot even deal. GOOD LUCK against roger (but it's ok if you lose lmao) :hugs:

“It was tough from the first point. Both difficult tie-breaks but I was really good mentally and very calm in really tough situations for me. I knew I had to be aggressive against him, to close in and go to volley otherwise there was no chance for me.

“I was playing already last week pretty good. Just want to keep on stretching this run. I’m serving good, feeling confident.”

On Federer next: “I haven’t played Roger for a long time. He’s No.1 and he won a lot last year. But like I said I’m feeling pretty confident. I think I just have to focus on the way I’m playing, be really aggressive. If I want to do something I have to be aggressive so I will try and have the same game plan.”

Tim on Mario:
"He can generate so much power with limited effort and that's tough to deal with. With two tie-breaks it's always going to come down to a couple of points and credit to him, he took them."

:)

Iza
02-19-2005, 07:17 AM
nice interview :yeah:
It'd be GREAT if Mario beat Fed!!!! AJMOOO! :woohoo:

Fabian123
02-19-2005, 07:27 AM
Nice Interwiew :yeah: ...Good luck against Roger Federer :yeah: :)

vero
02-19-2005, 08:27 AM
Well done Mario ! :woohoo:

Thanks pryss for the interview ! :kiss:

Next match against Roger is going to be tough, but why not ?! ;) Mario is playing very well and is full of confidence right now ! It would be SO AWESOME ! Anyway he has nothing to lose ...

The match is scheduled at 7:30 pm.
AJMOOOOOOO MARIO ! You can do it ! :devil:

Meeek
02-19-2005, 10:35 AM
Well done Mario!! Thanks for winning me $110 vcash. I should've bet a lot more dammit.

And give it all against JesusFed!! :rocker2:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-19-2005, 11:10 AM
Best of luck against Federer!!! :rocker2::rocker::banana:

ataptc
02-19-2005, 03:39 PM
i have not watched my tape but :woohoo: well done! All the best against Fed later! Give him all you've got! :)

SuperFurryAnimal
02-19-2005, 06:39 PM
Get it on, Baby Goran! :yeah:

pepsipin
02-19-2005, 07:09 PM
He Lost :( Bad luck Mario!

pryss
02-19-2005, 07:21 PM
ah boo....good run though, i mean roger was AMAZING. :)

good luck next week at arizona classics!

vero
02-19-2005, 07:26 PM
7/5 6/3 !! :sad: Poor Mario !
Anyway he played a great tourney ! Let's hope he will keep on playing as well in next tourneys in the USA ! :hearts:

Fabian123
02-19-2005, 09:06 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Joycelovemario
02-20-2005, 04:44 AM
what a pity!
But I think he did well although he lost!
good luck next tourney!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
02-20-2005, 09:53 AM
that man won,so boring :rolleyes:
Beat him next time!!! :boxing:

loeliepoelie
02-20-2005, 12:54 PM
I was at the match, Mario played a great first set. Federer played really well, he said afterwards that he played his best match this year. Mario looked pleased afterwards, he smiled and waved at the crowd and signed heaps of autographs. Of course he was bummed that he lost, but he played a great match, best he has played this week. :)

pryss
02-20-2005, 01:49 PM
I was at the match, Mario played a great first set. Federer played really well, he said afterwards that he played his best match this year. Mario looked pleased afterwards, he smiled and waved at the crowd and signed heaps of autographs. Of course he was bummed that he lost, but he played a great match, best he has played this week. :)

thanks for the report! :) he looked really upset after losing the first set. :awww:

did you get his autograph? ;)

adelaide
02-20-2005, 02:02 PM
he had a long good run...... <3 :)
good luck next week in scottsdale :banana:

Dutchie
02-20-2005, 02:11 PM
I'm sad as i've been to R'dam a few days but haven't seen Mario practise at all!

ataptc
02-20-2005, 02:59 PM
well done mario for not letting fed win easily :)

loeliepoelie
02-20-2005, 05:13 PM
thanks for the report! :) he looked really upset after losing the first set. :awww:

did you get his autograph? ;)

Yeah!!! And had my pic taken with him :D

And I had VIP tickets for one day, so I bumped into him, and talked to him for a little while. And he was really sweet, so since then I like him. But I don't really know much about him. Does anybody know a good site about him? ;)

pryss
02-20-2005, 10:17 PM
Yeah!!! And had my pic taken with him :D

And I had VIP tickets for one day, so I bumped into him, and talked to him for a little while. And he was really sweet, so since then I like him. But I don't really know much about him. Does anybody know a good site about him? ;)
ah boo there ain't that many good sites about him...it either has too little ppl running around or never updates. :( i own a fan community on livejournal though:
http://www.livejournal.com/community/marioancic but there isn't that much stuff about him, since most articles about mario are in croatian and i don't read croatian :awww:

blah you are very lucky. i'm gonna see him this august, i think, at tennis masters canada (or now known as Rogers Cup lmao)

ataptc
02-21-2005, 04:02 AM
wow VIP tickets.. yay we have a new fan :) can you post the pic you took?

mopje17
02-21-2005, 06:29 AM
websites for Mario
www.anciconline.com
www.ancicworld.tk

loeliepoelie
02-21-2005, 02:56 PM
thanks for the websites!!! I'll check them out! I won those VIP tickets, I'm not that important that people give me tickets ;)

alita
02-21-2005, 05:30 PM
Thanks mopje17 for the sites~
I just register as a member :)

Joycelovemario
02-22-2005, 08:26 AM
I was at the match, Mario played a great first set. Federer played really well, he said afterwards that he played his best match this year. Mario looked pleased afterwards, he smiled and waved at the crowd and signed heaps of autographs. Of course he was bummed that he lost, but he played a great match, best he has played this week. :)
The most important is that he played really well! :wavey:
It's not important that he win or lost against Roger! :p
vamos next tourney! :angel:

Fabian123
02-22-2005, 06:43 PM
Thanks mopje!! :)