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patrftfanatic
11-09-2002, 04:23 AM
Wow, I'm surprised. Looking at the posts for American players, there are not very many lol. Well, anyone at all know what's been going on with JMG's knee muscle tendinitis or something like that? I'm worried about him. BTW, he's an adorable man! :drool: :kiss: :hearts: :p

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anton
11-10-2002, 05:35 PM
there is a JMG website in the link below.

Jag
11-26-2003, 02:21 PM
*has no idea but agrees that JMG is a goddamned gorgeous man for sure*

Fee
11-28-2003, 06:40 AM
To quote JMG: "For the first time in 8 months, I am 100% healthy. It's fun to play tennis again."

He played really well at Superset and he's looking forward to the 2004 season. If he stays healthy, he will do very well next year.

Fee
www.janmiketennis.com
www.MensTennisNews.com

Fee
01-20-2004, 02:20 AM
I don't want this thread to disappear, so I'll post here again.

I have some info about JMG up on my homepage and I've updated some of the pages on my site a little. Go JanMike.

www.janmiketennis.com

anton
04-03-2004, 08:35 PM
Here is a pic of Gambill with a fan...
This happens after every match of his I ever saw...
Even if he loses people (mostly girls) ambush him and try to get pics with him
http://www.janmike.org/kroger3.jpg

Fee
04-05-2004, 07:43 AM
Well, after two weeks of almost no news, I've heard from JanMike. The latest info has been posted on my homepage. Surf on by if you have a moment. Thanks.

Aleksa's Laydee
04-06-2004, 08:23 AM
Here is a pic of Gambill with a fan...
This happens after every match of his I ever saw...
Even if he loses people (mostly girls) ambush him and try to get pics with him
http://www.janmike.org/kroger3.jpg

I'm afraid i was one of those girls last year :o
but he didn't mind and had a pic with me and a little chat :D

Fee
04-06-2004, 06:56 PM
Hey MardyFishFan,

Where did you meet 'Fan-Mike'? Would you like to have your picture and the story on my fan experiences page? Take a look at it and then send me an email if you're interested.

anton
04-07-2004, 11:18 PM
I'm afraid i was one of those girls last year :o
but he didn't mind and had a pic with me and a little chat :D

He actaully lost his match that he played before this image was taken...
The same thing happens to James Blake. People ambush him too except it's more adults and groups of people posing and following him...

Maia
04-10-2004, 02:37 PM
Life is tough when you're (really) good looking...lol

Aleksa's Laydee
05-08-2004, 04:21 PM
Hey MardyFishFan,

Where did you meet 'Fan-Mike'? Would you like to have your picture and the story on my fan experiences page? Take a look at it and then send me an email if you're interested.

at stella (queens club) twice actuali hehe didnt speak to him on the 2nd day. i'l check your site out now :D *runs*

Aleksa's Laydee
05-24-2004, 01:39 PM
alex corretja def jan mike gambill 6-1 4-6 6-3 6-2
in the 1st round of the french open :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Fee
07-02-2004, 05:03 AM
Hey Gambill fans,

Haven't posted in this thread in a while. I have a little bit of news and a little bit of gossip from JMG on my website, so surf on over and catch up on the latest. If you haven't looked at the site in a while, just read the Gambill Gazette box and use the scroll bar to read the old stuff.

For you Graydon fans, he has a new official website at www.graydonoliver.org so check that out too. Thanks!

Joachim
07-04-2004, 02:16 PM
Hello guys !!

I'm a big fan of Jan Michael Gambill, because he's a very good and HOT player !!

Yup, you got it (i'm gay !) And i have a question... Is it true that Jan-Mike is gay ? Because i read somewhere that he is, and it was said by an coach on the tour so... :rolleyes:

Fee
07-04-2004, 07:17 PM
Hi Joachim!
This was discussed in the Gambill and Graydon thread below... I've lost track of the number of times I've heard one tennis player accuse another of being gay. I think they throw that around at each other because they all know its the most damaging and hurtful thing to say.

Joachim
07-04-2004, 07:31 PM
Hi Joachim!
This was discussed in the Gambill and Graydon thread below... I've lost track of the number of times I've heard one tennis player accuse another of being gay. I think they throw that around at each other because they all know its the most damaging and hurtful thing to say.

Oh !! I'm sorry to bring this up again, but i really wanted to know this

Fee
07-05-2004, 02:50 AM
Here's the answer that JMG posted in his old yahoo group in Aug 2002:

"I have nothing against gay people thier buisiness is there
own. However I am not. Thanks again everyone for the support I
really appreciate it."

Aleksa's Laydee
07-17-2004, 10:47 AM
he's toooo goodlooking to be gay...;)

joachim, is that your real name? if so how cool...:yeah:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
09-29-2004, 12:45 AM
Jan-Mike got a tattoo!!! go here to see pics and read about it!

http://www.janmiketennis.com/picpages/tattoo.html

Aleksa's Laydee
09-29-2004, 02:52 PM
ooo no jan mike :sobbing: not a tatoo :sad:

Fee
09-29-2004, 05:31 PM
Jan-Mike got a tattoo!!! go here to see pics and read about it!

http://www.janmiketennis.com/picpages/tattoo.html

Thanks for posting the link to my site. :wavey: I was so busy putting it in other threads, I forgot to put it here. I have some more exclusive pics to put up later today, of JMG in Shanghai. I'm getting a bit bleary-eyed with all this computer work.

alfonsojose
09-29-2004, 06:20 PM
I think they throw that around at each other because they all know its the most damaging and hurtful thing to say.
That's really :sad: :( , Fee.

Your website is :cool:

Fee
09-29-2004, 07:20 PM
Thank you for the compliment Alfonso.

I agree with you that it's very sad, but I've been around enough athletes in my life (stat girl, journalist, physio-trainer, driver, fan, whatever) to know that it's true. The athletic world has the whole macho persona going on, so to be accused of being less than macho is just about the ultimate insult. Jan-Michael is nice, relatively gentle and sensitive in person, and just nerdy enough that it happens to him a lot (similar to Philippoussis). Funny thing is, if any of those overly macho types in the tennis world found themselves on the side of the road with car trouble, JanMike would be a good guy to have come along to help out.

alfonsojose
09-30-2004, 02:39 PM
you're welcome, Fee.

I was looking at JMG pictures at Shanghai. First thing i noticed, new raquect (or new paint job :rolleyes: ) Did he really switched to the "shark"? Second, what a weird forheand. I knew it was two handed but not lie that. It reminds me Monica Seles. It looks like a lefty-two-handed-backhand with a weird grip for the left hand. I haven't see him played in a long time, but he has to make a big grip change when switching sides :eek:

Fee
09-30-2004, 10:08 PM
I think it's a new paintjob, but I'll have to ask him. It's actually possible that he did switch if it's true that he worked with Prince to develop the racquet.

If you look closely at his forehand, you can see that it's not really a true two hander, like Santoro's, because he only has 2 fingers and his thumb on the racquet. It is an odd stroke, but it works for him because he can disguise it so well. Of course the down side is that he has less reach on both sides and his footwork is a little suspect lately (I think mostly because of nagging shin soreness). I love his backhand though, when he can set up for it he can hurt people with it. Like Andy and others, he kind of twirls his racquet as he's moving so the grip changes aren't that big of a deal. I think it's more of a liability when he's at the net. But I haven't seen him play much this year either, so I could be way off. :D

anton
10-02-2004, 09:00 PM
I play 2 handed tennis and it is good for control. You can go for harder shots and control the ball better with both hands. Also high balls are easier for that same reason. Low balls and wide balls are harder.

What I don't understand is why Gambill who is 6 3.5 tall does not play the net more...
Also I think working with more coaches other than his dad could be helpful.

Another point is he plays so much doubles I would think that would make him want to go to the net more.

Aleksa's Laydee
10-02-2004, 09:59 PM
Bless him in his hat!! I thinks Jan Mikes game is good, its different and it makes it interesting. I agree the footwork needs to be excellent for him to be able to do REALLY well in tournaments...it must be tiring tho...I dont like doing the amount of foot work i do and i have a single and doubles forehand and backhand respectively :haha:

anton
10-03-2004, 06:19 AM
I think his biggest problem is staying healthy and being consistent. sorry thats two.

Fee
10-08-2004, 08:08 PM
Jan-Michael is playing in Metz this week. He seems so relaxed and happy lately, I hope it brings him success on court.

Sophie2000
10-21-2004, 01:53 PM
Jan Michael is a very good player ... :worship:
He looks nice and shy...
But I don't understand, why do you say he's gay ??? :confused:

I wish him all the best ... :worship:

Fee
10-21-2004, 05:49 PM
Hi Sophie, welcome to the board.

Perhaps you should re-read the thread. Someone asked if JMG is gay, no one actually said that he is and I posted a quote from JMG that he is not gay. I don't know why people think he is gay.

Éowyn
10-21-2004, 09:33 PM
yay the JMG thread is alive again! looking forward to next week robby and jmg at the same tourny :)

Sophie2000
10-21-2004, 11:44 PM
Do you know why he is not going to the Paris Masters Series ? It could be a good opportunity for him to win some more points before the end of the year... ;)


Good luck for Stockholm... his last tournament ?

Fee
10-22-2004, 12:40 AM
Yes, Stockholm will be his last tournament. He hasn't played Paris in a few years because its on indoor carpet. He is prone to injury on that surface and so he avoids it now. He would have to qualify to get into it anyway. I think he is looking forward to going home (he has an event there on November 5th) because he's had a pretty long year.

Éowyn
10-22-2004, 02:58 AM
tell him to come to england :)

Fee
10-22-2004, 05:47 PM
Okay, but only if you change your avatar. He looks stoned in that picture :lol:. Would you give me your email address so that I can send you the info about his Christmas gift already? I also have a picture of his face that you might want to use.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-22-2004, 08:12 PM
haha, stoned... it's not that bad of a pic!!

Éowyn
10-22-2004, 10:52 PM
my email? eowyn@roddickonline.com and i still like this pic! but i will change it for his tattoo later when i'm in a graphic mood

Éowyn
10-25-2004, 09:23 PM
yay he won :) he beat Jarko Nieminen 7-6(7-5) 3-6 6-2 keep it up JMG :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-25-2004, 10:58 PM
Next up: the winner of Enqvist v. söderling :sad: I hope Enqvist wins that one, but it'll be hard choosing between JMG and Enqvist. I hate it when my 2 favorite players go head-to-head, especially in the early rounds. i like it in the final, cause either way, there's a winner. but this is too early. the doubles sucks too. Rd.2 JMG/Mahesh v. Söderling/his partner. I am cursed with a bad draw at stockholm this year. :sad:

Fee
10-26-2004, 12:40 AM
Actually, he will play the winner of Joachim J. vs Adrian Garcia.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-26-2004, 01:50 AM
oh yeah, just as bad... i forgot that Thomas Johansson plays Enqvist/Söderling... my bad. maybe i should check up on my research next time instead of relying on my mind...

Fee
10-26-2004, 03:11 AM
Happens to all of us, especially when we are trying to keep track of players at 3 diff tournaments in one week! I try to make it easy for JMG fans by having all the info they need on my website (shameless plug!).

ae wowww
10-26-2004, 09:28 AM
JMG and Mahesh Bhupathi play Jim Thomas/Jordan Kerr R1 Stockholm.
First match on Court 1(11am local time)

The score stands at 2-1 to Gambill/Bhupathi (a break up). Here is so fars scoring:

JKJT serve
15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
Ad-40
40-40
Ad-40
1-0

MBJMG serve
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
1-1

JTJK serve
0-15
0-30
0-40
15-40
1-2

ae wowww
10-26-2004, 10:08 AM
JKJT serve
15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
Ad-40
40-40
Ad-40
1-0

MBJMG serve
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
1-1

JTJK serve
0-15
0-30
0-40
15-40
1-2

MBJMG serve
0-15
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40
2-2

JTJK serve
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
3-2

MBJMG serve
15-0
30-0
40-0
3-3

JTJK serve
0-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
4-3

MBJMG serve
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
4-4

JTJK serve
15-0
30-0
40-0
5-4

MBJMG serve
0-15
15-15
30-15
40-15
5-5

JTJK serve
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
6-5

MBJMG serve
15-0
30-0
40-0
6-6

TIEBREAK
JTJK serve 0-1
MBJMG serve 2-0
3-0
JTJK serve 0-4
0-5
MBJMG serve 6-0
6-1
JTJK serve 1-7
Set 7-6 (1)


2nd set
MBJMG serve
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
1-0

ae wowww
10-26-2004, 11:13 AM
2nd set
MBJMG serve
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
1-0

JTJK serve
15-0
30-0
40-0
1-1

MBJMG serve
15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
30-40
40-40
40-Ad
1-2

JTJK serve
15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15
3-1

MBJMG
15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
3-2

JTJK serve
15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
40-Ad
Ad-40
4-2

MBJMG serve
15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
40-Ad
40-40
Ad-40
4-3

JTJK serve
15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
4-4

MBJMG serve
15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15
5-4

JTJK serve
15-0
30-0
40-0
40-15
40-30
40-40
Ad-40
5-5

MBJMG serve
0-15
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
6-5

JTJK serve
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15
6-6

TIEBREAK
MBJMG serve 1-0
JTJK serve 0-2
1-2
MBJMG serve 2-2
3-2
JTJK serve 3-3
3-4
MBJMG serve 4-4
4-5
JTJK serve 5-5
6-5
MBJMG serve 6-6
6-7
JTJK serve 7-7
8-7
MBJMG serve 7-9
Set 6-7 (7)

1 set all

3rd set
JTJK serve

Fee
10-26-2004, 05:45 PM
Super tennis fan Elina was at JMG's match yesterday and I have put her report on my messageboard if anyone would like to read it. There's a link to the MB on my homepage (shameless plug again).

Aleksa's Laydee
10-26-2004, 05:52 PM
Actually, he will play the winner of Joachim J. vs Adrian Garcia.

Jan Mike v Joachim...USO :sad:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-26-2004, 07:44 PM
yes, i don't know who to root for!! I have a feeling pim pim will win this one though, but good luck to both players, and put up a good fight JMG!!!

Éowyn
10-27-2004, 06:28 AM
lols easy for me i don't like joachim! lols JMG is my fave for all matches unless playing andy or mardy, i'd be torn between him and robby. and if he played ian! tehn well i dunno! but other than that he's always the one to cheer

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-28-2004, 02:40 PM
COME ON JMG/Mahesh!!! beat söderling/settergren to get revenge, cause söderling beat my favorite player, enqvist in round one!! (don't worry, jmg is in a close second, along with joachim johansson) it'd be nice if they took the title, JMG seems to do well when he has a good doubles partner (Graydon, Mahesh) too bad they never keep him as a permanent partner. maybe JMG wants to focus on singles :shrug: ? but it wouldn't hurt to play doubles more often.

ae wowww
10-28-2004, 06:01 PM
I guess that's it. If he played with one guy too much, he would feel comitted esp as Graydon is not a singles player.

Fee
10-28-2004, 10:37 PM
JMG tries to play doubles whenever he can. He and Graydon ended their partnership in 2003 because it got 'stale' to quote JMG and they just weren't winning together any more. They are still prety good friends and JMG was on the phone with GO almost everyday for a week or so back when the suspension was handed down in February. Right now his doubles ranking and his singles rankings are so low that he needs someone like Mahesh to get into the draw. (Add JMG's singles ranking to Mahesh's doubles ranking = less than 100 and that would get you into just about any doubles draw). I think he does prefer to play with one person as much as he can, but it doesn't always work out that way. That's true for most doubles players actually.

Elina has reported in from Stockholm. She says that JMG did play well and fight hard, but Joachim was just too tough. That was his last singles match this year, but he still has a doubles match on Friday and I hope he can play well again and win that match.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-29-2004, 12:22 AM
didn't JMG/Mahesh get a walkover b/c söderling got injured? i hope that doesn't mess up their "flow", maybe they can get more practice in.

Fee: do you know JMG personally? if you do, how did you meet and become such good friends? i'd love to be good friends with a pro player. it'd be so cool. do you get free tickets to any of JMG's matches?

sorry, so many questions. I'm sure there will be more though!

Fee
10-29-2004, 01:05 AM
Yes, they got a pass into the semifinals. I think they will be okay, they've been practicing and such.

I met him at the Los Angeles tournament in 2002 when I was a volunteer there and we became friends a few months later when I was working at the San Jose tournament and saw him again. I only know him as well as he lets me, which doesn't seem like much at all sometimes. He's only gotten me tickets once, to the Houston tournament. Last tournament I went to, JMG wasn't there and I had to get my tickets from other players (I didn't volunteer this year).

You can ask me all the questions you want, just don't let me bore every once else to death with my endless JMG stories. I can slip into 'hero worship' mode every once in a while if I'm not careful. I'm very fond of him, for the most part he is a good guy (but I still love Graydon the most, in some ways).

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-29-2004, 01:08 AM
why graydon? do you know him better? what other players do you know, and who did you get the other tickets from? how are you able to contact the players for tickets, cause i know not all of them have people to watch their matches all the time, and it'd be nice to get some free tickets!

Fee
10-29-2004, 04:07 AM
Well, I probably shouldn't say I love Graydon more, that's almost like saying you love one of your children more than the other. He's just different than JMG, I see a different side of him sometimes. I'd vote for Graydon for President :lol:.

I've volunteered at the LA and San Jose tournaments a couple of times and that's how I've met just about every player (and chair umpire and line judge) that I know. That just means they recognize me when they see me, and some of them will even hug me (look at my signature). The offer for tickets just came up in conversation, when I wished someone luck in their next match and said I wouldn't be there, I was offered tickets, which was very nice and very helpful since I was too broke to buy any. But none of this happened instantly, its taken me a few events and a few years to get to this point.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
10-29-2004, 04:30 AM
all i have to say is you're the luckiest person i know! have you been to any futures events? if you have, is it worth it, cause that's about the closest thing to where i live, and i might go to one this summer if i get the chance. I still plan on going to Indy again, especially if my favorites (Enqvist, JMG) continue to go there. I just wish there was a tourney in Chicago!

Fee
10-29-2004, 06:30 AM
Let me know if you go to Indy next year and I'll have JMG keep an eye out for you, so to speak. He's usually very nice to the 'finions' that say hello to him at tournaments. I've been to one Challenger, in Calabasas this year. It was Graydon's first tournament back after his bogus suspension and he played doubles there with Travis Parrot. They won the final and I was very happy to be there for that. That's also where I met Alex B. I've heard Futures tournaments are very fun, and there are some recognizable names that play them (Zack is playing some right now because his ranking fell, and so is Donald Young, the alleged phenom). They are smaller and everyone seems to be more relaxed, players are usually just hanging around.

I am not the luckiest person out there, but I am very grateful to have met the guys that I've met and to speak to them when I can. Hope I get to see them all again next year.

Sophie2000
11-15-2004, 10:10 PM
Do you know where and when Jan Michael will start 2005 ??
Doha, Adelaide, Chennai ?
or later ? Australian Open... :confused:

Fee
11-15-2004, 11:35 PM
Probably Adelaide, if he can get in, then Auckland. He's not sure yet. By the way, I have a new photo of him on my messageboard, he sent it to me himself.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
11-16-2004, 03:55 AM
wow, he's looking great! :eek: :drool: Is that him vacationing in Hawaii? what island does he like to stay at? I've been to Oahu, Kauai, and Maui and they're all great! hope he's having fun and relaxing and preparing for the new season and hope he'll have a good start!

Fee
11-16-2004, 05:27 AM
He's on the big island. I think he's been to most of the others, but I can't remember. He sure looks relaxed in that photo.

Sophie2000
11-16-2004, 06:10 PM
Your website is great ! :worship:
Thanks for the news...
But who took the photo ? ;)

Fee
11-17-2004, 12:09 AM
Thank you Sophie. I'm guessing his best friend took the photo, but it could have been anyone who was with them that day.

anton
11-23-2004, 01:17 AM
I think JMG should have his own forum like the other players.

He is popular on this forum as they are...

Instead of being confined to this corner...

anton
11-23-2004, 01:20 AM
get rid of the sampras thread and rename it JMG! Pete has retired and people who support him should move on...

jmgsdoubsprtnr
11-23-2004, 02:19 AM
yeah, he is popular, but there aren't that many people that write in here, like every day. and, there's only this one thread, when the other players usually have a lot of threads (picture threads, etc.). if we got more active and made a JMG picture thread, and "cheering for JMG in _____ tournament" threads, then maybe we can get one. it would be exciting!

Éowyn
11-23-2004, 02:23 AM
I think JMG should have his own forum like the other players.

He is popular on this forum as they are...

Instead of being confined to this corner...

unfortunately 1 thread of less than 5 pages is not going to be enough for him to get his own forum, maybe if his form picks up again next year we'll be able to campaign for one, but at the moment we don't even keep this going so much yet :(

btw you're buttons are coming! i'll work on them tomorrow after work okay :)

Fee
11-23-2004, 04:33 AM
I don't think he needs his own forum yet, not at this rate. There just isn't that much activity and he doesn't have that many fans here. It took ages to get this thread to five pages and I think most of the posts are from the same 3 or 4 people. Perhaps when he starts winning his matches and moving up the rankings again next season he will get more fans (I am the eternal optimist).

jmgsdoubsprtnr
11-23-2004, 05:24 AM
I don't think he needs his own forum yet, not at this rate. There just isn't that much activity and he doesn't have that many fans here. It took ages to get this thread to five pages and I think most of the posts are from the same 3 or 4 people. Perhaps when he starts winning his matches and moving up the rankings again next season he will get more fans (I am the eternal optimist).
hehe, good fee, JMG needs more good fans like you to be optimistic all the time! i try, and it works most of the time, but it's hard. but i do support him 100%

jmgsdoubsprtnr
11-23-2004, 05:29 AM
oh, btw fee, do you know how JMG did at the tennis fest in spokane? did he play well/win? I hope his tennis is looking up and i hope to see him at next year's RCA champs!!!

Fee
11-23-2004, 06:39 AM
There was only one article about it, and according to that article he lost an 8 game set (I believe they used Team Tennis type scoring). He must not have been that enthused his play or something because he didn't seem to want to talk about it with me (and he was much more enthused about heading off to Hawaii).

Don't think JMG wants to have any more fans like me :lol: Seriously, I try to be as positive and supportive of him as I can, but there are times I just want to shake him. This past season was a little bit rough, but you got love him because he never made excuses, he just worked harder and kept plugging away. Remind me when you go to Indy and I'll tell him to keep an eye out for you. You have a PM...

anton
11-23-2004, 08:01 AM
unfortunately 1 thread of less than 5 pages is not going to be enough for him to get his own forum, maybe if his form picks up again next year we'll be able to campaign for one, but at the moment we don't even keep this going so much yet :(

btw you're buttons are coming! i'll work on them tomorrow after work okay :)


thanks, email them to me. you can get my email from janmike.org.

I still think he should have his own forum. If we post on here enough maybe somebody will listen...

Aleksa's Laydee
11-23-2004, 10:22 AM
rest up and train hard jan mike we want top 40 next year ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
11-23-2004, 12:43 PM
woo!! page 6! keep them coming and maybe we'll get a forum!

Fee
11-23-2004, 08:23 PM
Well, that was an interesting mental flash I had there. When you posted 'Page Six' I thought you meant that JMG was in the New York Post gossip column for some reason :lol:

Éowyn
11-23-2004, 09:49 PM
I don't think he needs his own forum yet, not at this rate. There just isn't that much activity and he doesn't have that many fans here. It took ages to get this thread to five pages and I think most of the posts are from the same 3 or 4 people. Perhaps when he starts winning his matches and moving up the rankings again next season he will get more fans (I am the eternal optimist).


my point exactly give him time people will grow to love him! but then he won't be our special guy anymore :sad: everyone will love him! at the moment we're all special for loving him when no one else does!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
11-23-2004, 11:28 PM
Well, that was an interesting mental flash I had there. When you posted 'Page Six' I thought you meant that JMG was in the New York Post gossip column for some reason :lol:
sorry, didn't mean to get your hopes up! :lol: hmm, i wonder what they'd gossip about JMG for :scratch: ... "American tennis star Jan-Michael Gambill gets eaten by a shark while swimming on his vacation to Hawaii on Saturday..." :lol:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
11-24-2004, 04:56 PM
I'm going home for Thanksgiving today, so i might not be checking in on you guys 'til monday. hope nothing *TOO* interesting happens without me! hope you all have a happy thanksgiving!! (well, at least the people from US who celebrate it) and don't get too fat!! :lol:

Fee
11-24-2004, 07:48 PM
Have a good weekend! I think the surfer guy is still in Hawaii this week, but at least we know what his first tournament will be next year (and I don't think that was his first choice but what can you do...).

anton
11-25-2004, 06:51 PM
happy thanksgiving :wavey:

Sophie2000
11-25-2004, 07:50 PM
Who are his best friends on the tour ?

anton
11-26-2004, 01:18 AM
If you mean Jan-Michael I would say he would be pretty good friends with his brother Torrey who is(or was) on the tour. Also players tend to stay ok friends with people they play doubles with or knew or played doubles/mixed dobles with on tour or in the juniors(Andy Roddick, Jim Courier, Travis Parrott, Justin Gimblestob, Monica Seles, etc)

I think Brian McVahaly(sp) and a few other ATP players visit and hit with Gambill up in Spokane sometimes...

His best friend is probably his dad. Chuck Gambill is like Jan-Michael's shadow.

Fee
11-26-2004, 05:41 AM
Who are his best friends on the tour ?

His closest friends are Scott Humphries (who actually coached him after the US Open until the end of the year), the Bryan Brothers (he's known them since they were about 11, I think), Graydon Oliver, and Bryan Vahaly. He's pretty good friends with a number of others including Mahesh Bhupathi, Brian MacPhie, and Travis Parrott (he's known the Parrott family for ages). On the women's side, I think he's still pretty good friends with Lindsay Davenport and Monica Seles. That's all I can think of off the top of my head (people he's mentioned to me in the past or whatever).

Sophie2000
11-26-2004, 11:58 PM
Hi Fee and Anton !
For your JMG's websites : http://www.chennaiopen.org./

:)

Fee
11-27-2004, 05:55 AM
Thanks Sophie, glad they finally got an updated site up. Let me know if you have any more questions about JanMike. If I can't answer it for you, I'll try to get the info directly from him.

Fee
11-27-2004, 06:09 AM
I'm going home for Thanksgiving today, so i might not be checking in on you guys 'til monday. hope nothing *TOO* interesting happens without me! hope you all have a happy thanksgiving!! (well, at least the people from US who celebrate it) and don't get too fat!! :lol:


And to celebrate your birthday too? Happy birthday!!!!!!! :wavey:

anton
11-27-2004, 10:00 AM
Hi Fee and Anton !
For your JMG's websites : http://www.chennaiopen.org./

:)



Thanks Sophie2000 for the link. I'll definately check it out. :wavey:

By the way are you related to Andre2000 of the singing group Outkast? :D

Sophie2000
11-27-2004, 07:15 PM
Thanks Sophie, glad they finally got an updated site up. Let me know if you have any more questions about JanMike. If I can't answer it for you, I'll try to get the info directly from him.

Thank you.
No more question about Jan-Michael for the moment... :)
But, what about you ? Do you have the luck to see him often ? Do you leave near his town or do you meet him on tournaments ?

Fee
11-27-2004, 10:39 PM
Well Sophie (which is also my cousin's name by the way), I wish I could see him more than I do. We met in 2002 at a tournament and he remembered me a few months later in 2003 when we saw each other in San Jose. I was lucky that year, I got to see him 5 times (San Jose, Indian Wells, flew to Houston tournament and he took care of my tickets for me, Los Angeles, and then I flew up to Portland for Superset to surprise him - and it worked). I only saw him twice this year (San Jose and Indian Wells, but we never spoke at IW). Lucky for me, we exchange emails and have IM chats from time to time, so he gives me info for my site and we talk about whatever comes up (oddly enough, we talk about cars a lot, I'm fascinated by his collection of Jaguars and this Aston Martin that he wants to buy). He sent me that picture from his vacation in Hawaii and that was very nice of him to do. Overall, he's a pretty good guy. Hopefully I'll see him again next year at least once. I'd like to see all my other 'tennis boys' too. I'm very fond of some of these guys.

ae wowww
11-27-2004, 10:43 PM
Your respect for, and relationships with players, is inspiring, Fee :)

Sophie2000
11-28-2004, 12:19 AM
Thank you for your sincerity Fee.
Jan-Michael is lucky : he has a very very good fan ! ;)
You cheer him, you respect him and you have a very good website... :worship:

Fee
11-28-2004, 01:59 AM
awww, shucks, now I'm blushing... Thank you Sophie. :hug:

And you too Drew. You must have been inspired by something, you have more friends there than I do :lol:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
11-28-2004, 03:27 AM
And to celebrate your birthday too? Happy birthday!!!!!!! :wavey:
Thanks! yeah, we have a lot of birthdays in my family around thanksgiving... me, my sister, my dad, my mom, my uncle, and my aunt) so we just celebrate at thanksgiving. it's great!

What kind of Aston Martin does JMG want? i've always liked astons, and i think it's awesome that me and one of my favorite tennis players share a love for them. there are a few things that i can talk about for hours, and 2 of those things are tennis and cars. my favorite aston is the DB7 vantage, but i bet JMG likes the v12 vanquish... just a guess though. it's the more expensive of the 2, but they look similar.

i know i heard that JMG likes playing xbox in his time off (especially Halo), so do you know if he has Halo 2 yet? that's also something i like... i wish i could play with him... hehe it would be fun.

Fee
11-28-2004, 04:30 AM
He's wanted a DB9 for over a year now. I accused him of 'cheating' on Jaguar the first time he told me, so he won't always discuss it with me ( :D ). I think he's going to get it once his house is finished. He is definitely a videogame junkie, but he plays so many of them I would have to ask him what his favorite is these days. How good are you at Halo 2? You never know, you might end up playing him one day if you knew someone with connections...

jmgsdoubsprtnr
11-29-2004, 02:41 PM
i'm not the greatest at halo 2... i guess i just need more practice... yeah, that's it.

ooh, a db9? i'd take a ride in that any day!!:drool:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
11-29-2004, 02:43 PM
i just read that the DB9 is replacing the DB7! so in actuality, we liked the same car... but i still like the DB7 vantage better!

Fee
11-29-2004, 03:42 PM
I can't believe I'm doing this...

I sent this to JMG as a joke last year, part of the Christmas gift that we did for him. Here is a picture of the car that he is lusting after...

jmgsdoubsprtnr
11-29-2004, 11:45 PM
hehe! how'd he take that joke?

geez, i wish i had enough money to buy one of those! they're like $150,000 or more!

Éowyn
11-30-2004, 12:14 AM
fee you make me so jealous! we get a whole 2 tournaments anywhere near me a year and i'm usually on holiday for one of them and can't get tickets for the other :bigcry: oh well c'est la vie! still super cool someone gets to support them :)

all this car talk drives me nuts my mates dad is a test driver for mercedes so all she ever talks about is cars too :|

Fee
11-30-2004, 12:56 AM
Oh don't be jealous, that was in 2003. There are three tournaments in California each year and next year I may only get to one of them for one or two days. I may not see him at all (which I haven't told him yet, it just depresses me to think of it).

Éowyn
12-01-2004, 07:46 PM
and yet thats still more than i stand the chance of seeing! if i'm lucky i'll get to queens thats about it as i think my holiday is again booked fro wimbledon fortnight although may sacrifice my holiday for it i dunno

Fee
12-01-2004, 07:51 PM
Who books your holidays woman? How can you have grass court tournaments so close and not get to at least one? If I ever get over to England in June I am coming to your house and dragging you out by your earlobe.

(and your roddickonline email isn't working, I've had two come back to me....)

Éowyn
12-01-2004, 08:09 PM
yeah roddickonline is moving host again so i can't get into my email use my yahoo one thewhiteladyofrohan@yahoo.co.uk

my parents book it damn them! even if i do manage to get to the tournaments chances of me getting tickets for the court i want is slim to none unfortunately, i usedto live right next to wimbledon and still struggled to get tickets and i don't live that close i live 90 miles away now and don't drive :sad: i have applied for the public ballot though but i always do and never get anywhere :sad:

anton
12-02-2004, 03:11 AM
ask mr roddick to hook you up with some tix

has he never contacted you ever?


I have been offered/invited to tournaments by Venus Williams' sister(not Serena)

But now I can get a Press Pass to tournaments :D

The bad news is the hotel and airfare is like 1,000 :eek:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-02-2004, 03:44 AM
wow, that's awesome! i wish i could get free tickets to tournaments!

Fee
12-02-2004, 05:24 AM
Well, it does save you a few pennies.

I had a press pass for Superset last year and JMG nearly fell over when he looked up and saw me there. I had a photo pass for Indian Wells this year, which was great fun, but incredibly distracting during JanMike's match against Roddick (I still have no real idea what happened in that match, need to watch the tape some day). It's kind of cool to go to the player interviews after their matches and everything, but it was too much work for me to try to keep track of all the action at IW, try to figure out which courts to go and photograph, and so on, so I don't think I'll be doing it anymore. I kind of decided to go to LA at the last minute in July, but I still managed to get my tickets covered. The most fun I've had at tournaments were the ones that I volunteered for, so you should definitely look in to doing that. That's how I met Andy back in 2002, and that led (indirectly) to meeting JMG, and then Graydon. The people you work with are usually pretty cool too.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-02-2004, 05:28 AM
i would, but there are a few problems...
1. a place to stay. i'd have to get a hotel, which would cost $ which i don't have.
2. i'd want to watch the tennis instead of working, so i'd probably end up getting fired. they'd catch on to me "volunteering" just so i could get in for free.

Fee
12-02-2004, 05:34 AM
The hotel is the hardest part of it, I always try to stay somewhere safe, but cheap. You wouldn't get fired for watching tennis. Most of the shifts are 4 hours and you just kind of 'hang around' after that. I bet you'll end up doing it some day.

Aleksa's Laydee
12-19-2004, 10:21 AM
oops i havent been here for a while :o
sorry!!

happy holiday everyone :aparty: :)

ae wowww
12-19-2004, 10:51 AM
ask mr roddick to hook you up with some tix

has he never contacted you ever?


I have been offered/invited to tournaments by Venus Williams' sister(not Serena)

But now I can get a Press Pass to tournaments :D

WOW! :rolleyes:
I think everyone on the board has some kind of contacts of their own, they just don't boast about it like you..

Good luck in the new year JMG!

Sophie2000
12-20-2004, 08:06 PM
Any news from Jan Michael ?
Did he come back from holidays ?
Is he ready for a new year and a good start in Chennai ?

:)


:aparty: MERRY CHRISTMAS !!! :aparty:

Fee
12-21-2004, 03:27 AM
Hi Sophie.

No news from JMG lately. I did chat with him briefly the day he got home from Hawaii and he was pretty tired. Haven't heard from him since, haven't even seen him online more than once or twice for just a minute or two. I think he's tuned out tennis for a little while, to spend time with his family and such.

Happy Holidays everyone.

ae wowww
12-21-2004, 05:34 AM
Nice just to know JMG is well, and enjoying himself. Every player on the tour (bar Wessels :p) deserves to just take the break and make the most of it.

Merry Christmas to everyone :yeah:

Björki
12-24-2004, 12:41 PM
some oldies :)

Fee
12-24-2004, 04:43 PM
Peggy, these are absolutely excellent pictures of him. I know you've already sent me some for my site, can I use these too? And that last one for my avatar? Do you have more that you haven't told me about? :lol:

On another note, I just got some news from JMG. It's on my homepage.

Kristen
12-25-2004, 05:08 AM
On another note, I just got some news from JMG. It's on my homepage.

:rolleyes: Another plug eh Fee ;)
*checks out JMG site*
:wavey: (7 days!)

Björki
12-25-2004, 07:41 AM
Peggy, these are absolutely excellent pictures of him. I know you've already sent me some for my site, can I use these too? And that last one for my avatar? Do you have more that you haven't told me about? :lol:

Fee you can put them on your page and yes you can use the last one for your avatar. I probably have few more. I'll check later.

Sophie2000
12-25-2004, 02:22 PM
On another note, I just got some news from JMG. It's on my homepage.
Thank you Fee ! Your website is always updated with good news... :)

ae wowww
12-26-2004, 09:50 PM
Thanks Fee for updates, and Thanks Peggy for your pics - great as always :D!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
12-28-2004, 06:45 PM
haven't checked in for a while! it's great to hear news about JMG! i'm glad someone in this forum knows him personally so that we can get accurate news pretty often. Thanks fee!!

Björki
12-29-2004, 09:41 AM
some more oldies :D

RodFan08
12-29-2004, 05:45 PM
Thanks for the pics:)

Sophie2000
01-01-2005, 08:56 AM
Fee : sorry... Jan-Michael plays Justin first round in Chennai...
You have to choose !!! :)

Doubles :
JMG plays with Kenneth Carlsen - 1st round against Erlich and Ram
and Justin will play with Julian Knowle - 1st round against Lu and Schuettler

Fee
01-01-2005, 04:52 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooo!!!!

I have been afraid of this happening for about two weeks now. Argh. But I don't have to choose at all. In my universe, no one is allowed to beat JMG, so that's that. Thanks for the info Sophie, made my work much easier since I was up so late last night (no, I wasn't partying).

Aleksa's Laydee
01-03-2005, 10:16 AM
Great pics :yeah:

JMG plays in....... 14 mins GO JMG!!!

Aleksa's Laydee
01-03-2005, 11:31 AM
Gimelstob 6/3 Gambill :sobbing:

COME ON JMG!!!!

Sophie2000
01-03-2005, 12:37 PM
HE LOST ................ :sad:
6/3 6/3

so disappointed........ :sad:

ae wowww
01-03-2005, 01:09 PM
:sad: JMG... never mind, do well next week ahead of AO!

Fee
01-03-2005, 05:06 PM
If he's playing anywhere next week, he will have to qualify...

ae wowww
01-03-2005, 07:26 PM
If he's playing anywhere next week, he will have to qualify...
Perhaps a challenger? Or unlikely?

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-04-2005, 01:30 AM
not off to a great start, but i have faith! he'll do better next tourney.

Fee
01-04-2005, 03:01 AM
Oddly enough, there are no challengers on the schedule next week (according to Steve G.).

Sophie2000
01-04-2005, 08:34 AM
Let's go JMG !!!
Good luck for your match with Kenneth Carlsen against Erlich & Ram...

Aleksa's Laydee
01-04-2005, 10:06 AM
good luck in the doubles :)

Sophie2000
01-05-2005, 03:48 PM
JMG lost 2nd round Doubles with Carlsen in Chennai... :sad:

Kim - Vanek def Carlsen - Gambill 6/3 6/7 6/4

RodFan08
01-05-2005, 04:12 PM
Uughh :( It looked really close

Sophie2000
01-06-2005, 09:11 AM
JMG will play in Sydney before the Australian Open...

Fee
01-06-2005, 04:52 PM
Thanks Sophie. That is going to be a very tough qualifying draw for him, but its closer to Melbourne and he may get to play doubles. I hope it works out well for him.

Kristen
01-07-2005, 12:13 PM
OMG JMG! Will play on court 6 tomorrow. The second match (after Jarkko vs Ryderstedt - I am SO distraught!!!!). He plays Raphael Durek, an Aussie. Maybe I can go cheer him on a little, cause a stir by being my usual patriotic self ;) He's seeded 6th in quallies.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-07-2005, 12:56 PM
take piccies and cheer him on Kristen :) you know you wanna ;)

Fee
01-07-2005, 03:37 PM
I can't believe he's in the same quarter as Alex B. Hope you get to see him Kristen, but considering the first match you have to watch, I will understand if you don't.

Kristen
01-08-2005, 06:22 AM
Hey guys :wavey:
I caught him today after his second round match (2nd win of the day!) against Derer. A guy who reminds me of Jarkko but certainly doesn't play or act like him :rolleyes:
I wished him all the best from you Fee, and asked how he's going... he said things are going good. I mean, he didn't say a great deal, but he looked quite happy.

The only thing that's gonna stop me from seeing him play tomorrow... is the Jarkko vs Clement(?) match :) I don't know if Jarkko can win, really... he only made it to the third round of quallies because his other two opponents retired! :lol: :hug:

And yes, photographs were taken ;) How could anyone resist taking several photos of that man :lol:

Fee
01-08-2005, 06:37 AM
Email them to me. I can mark them for you if you need me to, just tell me what you want me to put on it. Thanks doll!

Kristen
01-08-2005, 06:58 AM
Bah! I replied and then got the 'under maintenance' screen :rolleyes:

Anyway, I just said that I'll get them to you ASAP, but I'm not sure when they'll be done. I have plenty of time to scan them and stuff, just not enough hours in the day to drop them to the photo place and pick them up again... unless I can do it on Monday :scratch:

The other thing I mentioned in my post (sent to oblivion?!) was, what's up with JMG and his ass?! Is it normal for him to pull his shirt up at the back, letting it hang at the front, before every point? Don't get me wrong, he has a lovely butt... but it was just so funny to see him doing it before the majority of points :haha:

Fee
01-08-2005, 05:45 PM
Yes, he does (and bless him for it!). He lifts his shirt up before EVERY point, when he's serving, when he's receiving, when he's playing doubles. It's a shirt thing, he prefers it untucked but has to lift it up so that it isn't pulling tight when he bends. I've actually had one or two people ask me to thank him for doing that and I always forget to.

ae wowww
01-08-2005, 07:11 PM
Yes, he does (and bless him for it!). He lifts his shirt up before EVERY point, when he's serving, when he's receiving, when he's playing doubles. It's a shirt thing, he prefers it untucked but has to lift it up so that it isn't pulling tight when he bends. I've actually had one or two people ask me to thank him for doing that and I always forget to.
I like the way he wipes the sweat off his arms, on his back :D

Fee
01-08-2005, 08:16 PM
He has almost as many twitches between points as Lleyton Hewitt. He wipes his face on his sleeves or he lifts his shirt to wipe his mouth (love that, did it right in front of me at Indian Wells and this odd sound came out of me that I have never been able to duplicate), adjusts his shorts, holds his racquet next to the ball in his left hand so he can shange his grip before serving, etc, etc. Burns a lot of calories between points I'm sure :lol:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-09-2005, 12:22 AM
hahaha, you guys are SO observant! i love it! i don't really get many chances to "observe" :lol:

Fee
01-09-2005, 12:30 AM
There are tapes available for a nominal fee.....

Sophie2000
01-09-2005, 10:08 AM
I do not believe it...
JMG lost 3rd round qualif in Sydney....
Ivo Minar def Jan Michael Gambill 6/3 - 6/2

:(

Éowyn
01-11-2005, 05:21 AM
lols soudns like jmg is merging the habbits of andy and mardy! mardy always adjust his shorts (at least i assume it's his shorts and not the lil fish) and andy always plays with shirt and cap! so jmg is just merging them altogether for good effect, clever guy :) maybe they should start placing bets on who can fidlle the most suring one match :)

fee - do you know what tournys jmg is planning on playing after the AO?

Fee
01-11-2005, 05:46 AM
yep, his schedule is up on my site. put it up over the weekend.

Éowyn
01-11-2005, 07:51 PM
cheers chick ya know you rule! :)

Éowyn
01-11-2005, 07:57 PM
yay :woohoo: :aparty: :woohoo: :aparty: according to fee's lil schedule thingy he's doing nottingham again and i'm going :) (tickets go on sale next month and i'm booking them as soon as they do) wwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

fee you better warn him to look out for me at queens, nottingham and wimbly! and not to change that part of the schedule or i'll have to hunt him down and attack with a stick! of course i would then have to kiss any wounds better but we don't tell him that bit ;) haha!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-11-2005, 10:23 PM
yay :woohoo: :aparty: :woohoo: :aparty: according to fee's lil schedule thingy he's doing nottingham again and i'm going :) (tickets go on sale next month and i'm booking them as soon as they do) wwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

fee you better warn him to look out for me at queens, nottingham and wimbly! and not to change that part of the schedule or i'll have to hunt him down and attack with a stick! of course i would then have to kiss any wounds better but we don't tell him that bit ;) haha!
have fun and take LOTS of pics!!!

Fee
01-12-2005, 04:54 AM
Eowyn...
1. I need a new banner for my message board. If you're up for it, I'll send you the pics I want to use.
2. Hold on. That schedule is tentative. Last year, he approved the schedule I sent him, changed the clay court tournaments, then changed them again. Then he added Newport Rhode, Island (and almost forgot to tell me) and decided not to play LA at the last moment. But, I'm pretty sure he will stick to the same schedule in England again this year becuase he usually gets a house for a month, so its worth it to play the full England swing.
3. If I know that a particular fan is going to be at a tournament, I usually let JMG know in advance. He's been pretty good about it in the past.

Thanks for the rep. Had to read it a few times to make sure you weren't saying something naughty :lol:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-13-2005, 12:00 AM
This is a van parked outside of a house in my neighborhood. thought i would post it here. i call it the JMG van. (even though it says "img", the i kinda looks like a j) hehe

Éowyn
01-13-2005, 12:30 AM
Eowyn...
1. I need a new banner for my message board. If you're up for it, I'll send you the pics I want to use.
2. Hold on. That schedule is tentative. Last year, he approved the schedule I sent him, changed the clay court tournaments, then changed them again. Then he added Newport Rhode, Island (and almost forgot to tell me) and decided not to play LA at the last moment. But, I'm pretty sure he will stick to the same schedule in England again this year becuase he usually gets a house for a month, so its worth it to play the full England swing.
3. If I know that a particular fan is going to be at a tournament, I usually let JMG know in advance. He's been pretty good about it in the past.

Thanks for the rep. Had to read it a few times to make sure you weren't saying something naughty :lol:

1 - of course anything you like my dear happy to help, email me the pics eowyn@roddickonline.com (but you know that already haha)
2 - hence why i said tell him not to change it haha and he can come stay with me if he likes, but my bed is pretty small he might have to get a bit close to fit in :devil:
3 - well you can tell him i intend to be at nottingham, queens and wimbly.

lols why would i say anything rude about you? you rule :)

Fee
01-13-2005, 04:08 AM
I didn't mean rude, I meant naughty in a funny way. I'll email some photos over the weekend. Need to find some without an obvious adidas logo since he wears Prince clothes now.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-13-2005, 04:58 AM
:lol: at the adidas thing! i liked the adidas clothes, how does the prince look?

Éowyn
01-13-2005, 05:24 AM
hehe jmg get srid of adidas and mardy switches to it! :)

send me any pics ya like i can always remove stripes and logos.

Fee
01-13-2005, 05:47 AM
There's one picture of his new clothes on my homepage. Should have more soon, and I suspect a few will show up during the AO.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-13-2005, 05:52 AM
cool, *checks it out* :bolt: thanks fee!

Éowyn
01-14-2005, 05:47 AM
Jan Mike faces a qualifier in the first round of the aussie open :) but if he gets into the second he'd get federer :eek:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-14-2005, 08:45 PM
i just saw that too!!! good luck Jan-Mike!! :eek: i hope JM's in tip-top shape for this Open!

Fee, if you talk to him before he plays, tell him we're all rooting for him. send him our luck!!!!

Éowyn
01-15-2005, 12:16 AM
tell him to kick federers butt! :)

Éowyn
01-17-2005, 04:37 AM
i guess jan-mike didn't wanna play federer then as he lost to Takao Suzuki 4-6 3-6 3-6 oh well time to regroup :sad:

Fee
01-17-2005, 05:41 AM
You know, when I was getting the info for my site and I saw that JMG had lost to this guy before, I had a very bad feeling. Obviously, I was hoping I was wrong. This is just not good, at all.

Deboogle!.
01-17-2005, 06:37 AM
:( I'm sorry, Fee :hug:

Fee
01-17-2005, 07:20 AM
Thanks Deb. I'm very sad for my biscuit, especially after calling a friend who was at the match, but I wonder if this will be the kick in the pants that he needs. I just want him to win a match before I see him or I will just burst into tears as soon as I lay eyes on him. That won't be much fun.

Björki
01-17-2005, 09:06 AM
Fee did adidas kick JMG?

Fee
01-17-2005, 05:19 PM
The contract expired and wasn't renewed. He told me in October that he had signed with Prince, but asked me to withhold the info. He let me put it on my homepage at Christmas. I think he knew for a few months that adidas would not renew. They also dropped Kiefer (which surprised me, considering his current rank) and possibly a 3rd player, but I can't figure out who.

Deboogle!.
01-17-2005, 05:35 PM
Saw this today in tennisreporters.net
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Gambill looking for resurrection

By Sandra Harwitt, Special to TennisReporters.net

Back in 2001, Jan-Michael Gambill was comfortably sitting at No. 14 in the world on the ATP computer. Nowadays, Gambill is struggling to rekindle the form that led him to be an integral part of the ATP’s original “New Balls, Please” campaign, where they introduced the public to the young stars they expected to make a big splash.

The 27-year-old Gambill has won three titles in his career: '99 Scottsdale, '01 and '03 Delray Beach. After an iffy season at best in 2004 – he reached four quarterfinals but for the first time since 1998 failed to reach a final – Gambill was hoping for a fresh start here at the Australian Open.

Unfortunately, Gambill was unable to negotiate past Japanese qualifier Takao Suzuki, the No. 203 player in the world, losing the match 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

“I have been working very hard to try and get my game back on track,” Gambill told TennisReporters.net after his defeat. “Obviously, I was not playing that well, but I played a couple of good matches coming in here and I’ve been practicing very well. I feel like I’m starting to play decent tennis. I feel 100% I can get back to playing the way I used to so I’m not going to let this be a negative for me.”

For some around the game, one of Gambill’s biggest flaws has been sticking by his father, Chuck, as his coach instead of branching out to hear a different voice analyze his game. But Gambill remains loyal to dad and was off to discuss the match after his interview with TR.net.

His parting words were to offer an explanation as to why he keeps on keeping on. “I want to prove to myself that I can get back up there,” Gambill said. “Playing tennis can be fun and not fun, but it’s what I do and I love to do it. I want to give it my best. You know, you can play sports now until you’re 35 as Andre [Agassi] has shown us.”

Aleksa's Laydee
01-17-2005, 05:37 PM
Jan Mike :sobbing: you shouldn't have lost!!

ae wowww
01-17-2005, 06:19 PM
JMG --fine words man

Fee
01-17-2005, 08:19 PM
Thanks Deb. Loyalty may be admirable, but I have to wonder if it is costing him matches....

Deboogle!.
01-17-2005, 08:38 PM
It seems like parent-child coaching relationships don't work that well. Look at the Williams sisters, I would say it very much hurts them, too, especially Venus. Didn't help Taylor Dent much... and the list goes on. It seems like the right balance of parental support and input yet the willingness to bring in outside coaches for their kids seems to work the best. but every person is different. And of course there's detrimental loyalty in other areas... one of the biggest things that really pisses me off about Andy is his fierce loyalty to a few tourneys who gave him a wildcard in 2001... now he plays the every year and some of them he should really give up (mainly Houston, but others too). I think that's cost him matches and especially ruined his clay court progress.

but JMG seems to have a good outlook on it and it sounds like his head is moving towards a better place... so hopefully he can work his way back. Where does he play next - Delray?

Fee
01-17-2005, 09:02 PM
Delray, but I'm really hoping he bails on the Aus doubles (probably can't get in anyway) and heads to Hawaii for the Waikoloa Challenger to get some damn points. He may be afraid that losing there will make things even worse, or he may want a week off, but I really, really think he should play there (and there's a good chance he was headed for that area anyway, he usually stops in Hawaii on his way home from Australia).

Last year JMG played some of his best tennis when he was getting coaching from other people (Nick Saviano, Scott Humphries). I really wish that Scott was with him this year, but I guess Mardy got him instead. I should stop thinking about this, I'm not getting much done today.

Éowyn
01-20-2005, 01:20 AM
JMG 's on court now :)

fee you found these pics for your header yet?

Fee
01-20-2005, 02:38 AM
no, not yet. was kind of waiting for Kristen's, but she so busy going to tournaments these days...

I'll get some to you this weekend, promise.

Éowyn
01-20-2005, 02:50 AM
thats cool wa sjust worrying they'd got lost or something but if they haven't been sent then they haven't got lost :)

JMG and Kim are currently 2-6 7-6

1500th post :woohoo:

ae wowww
01-20-2005, 05:14 AM
Ashley Fisher/Travis Parrott def JM Gambill/Kevin Kim 6-2, 6-7, 6-4.

:sad: What to do, now...

Fee
01-20-2005, 05:28 AM
Take a week off and get ready to play the next 6 weeks in the US, on his best surfaces, at some of his favorite tournaments, with one of his favorite drivers taking care of him (wait, scratch that last bit).

He has 3 weeks of quaterfinal points to defend. He needs to get on his game and stop fooling around. (It's tough love, really).

Éowyn
01-21-2005, 02:09 AM
awww he'll do it fee go JMG you can do it!

Aleksa's Laydee
01-23-2005, 06:57 PM
good luck jan mike...find that winning form!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
01-23-2005, 09:57 PM
vote for jan-mike here: http://www.misterpoll.com/2516145330.html :)

Éowyn
01-27-2005, 03:44 AM
where's JMG playing next?

Fee
01-27-2005, 05:20 AM
hmmm, if only there was some place where his schedule was posted... or a homepage that listed his next tournament.... :lol:

Delray Beach, starting Monday. Draw is out on Saturday.

I've been too slammed with work and other stuff to get those pics to you, so don't worry about the banner. I'll try again this weekend. I'm so tired.

Éowyn
01-27-2005, 11:20 AM
:p yeah yeahokay so i couldhave just looked but i figured asking you would be just as easy ;) you're a source for all information :) :hug:

lols it's okay just send me pics when you're ready,

Kristen
01-30-2005, 05:25 AM
JMG in Sydney a few weeks ago :wavey:

Fee
01-30-2005, 06:49 AM
Thud!

Can I use these? Can you email all of your jmg pics to me please? (that way they are the best quality and I'll put a watermark of some type on them for you before I put them on the site). Thanks!

Kristen
01-30-2005, 07:16 AM
Sure you can use them Fee :)
I'll scan the other few tomorrow when I have access to the computer all day (though they turned out a bit blurry, and one is more of a photo orf his water bottle, than of him :lol: but I'll pass them onto you anyway :yeah:

ae wowww
01-30-2005, 08:03 AM
Great pics Kristen-this really just the 2nd time you used your new cam, or you been secretly practicing ;)?

Kristen
01-30-2005, 09:19 AM
lol, I wasted a lot of pictures trying to get the good ones :tape:
EG. Jurgen Melzer / Jarkko Nieminen. Jarkko is hard to get a good shot of. He's always squinting or making some weird face (but I still think he's adorable! :hug: )

Aleksa's Laydee
01-30-2005, 09:27 AM
great pics thanks :D

Aleksa's Laydee
02-02-2005, 09:47 AM
Gambill Switches Style, Stops Saulnier
Jan-Michael Gambill, a two-time winner of the Millennium International Tennis Championships, fired 21 aces and used a one-handed forehand for the first time in his career in downing No. 4 seed Cyril Saulnier 7-5 3-6 6-4 on Tuesday.

:eek: GO JAN MIKE :banana:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-02-2005, 02:50 PM
wow! nice going JM! he always has been good at Delray! he even made it to the ATP frontpage! great job! :yeah: :bounce:

RodFan08
02-02-2005, 04:20 PM
maybe he's on to something. I wonder how el he can do. Go JM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fee
02-02-2005, 04:21 PM
Well, I had to send an email to JMG to clarify this. He used his one-handed FH in a few tournaments last summer from time to time. I wonder if this article means he only used a one-hander and never used his two-hander or what. Hopefully, I'll hear back from him.

ae wowww
02-02-2005, 04:23 PM
GO JMG!!

RodFan08
02-02-2005, 04:27 PM
Well, I had to send an email to JMG to clarify this. He used his one-handed FH in a few tournaments last summer from time to time. I wonder if this article means he only used a one-hander and never used his two-hander or what. Hopefully, I'll hear back from him.

Does he usually return u're emails? If so, that's so cool.

I wonder what it looks like. I'm trying to picture it, but I'm used to seeing it only on the run.

RodFan08
02-02-2005, 04:30 PM
From his first round win

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-02-2005, 04:54 PM
as long as he doesn't get rid of his double-handed backhand! it's my favorite!

Fee
02-02-2005, 05:43 PM
Here's part of the post I put in the JMG thread in GM...

I had already sent him an email asking him what was up, and he replied in typical one sentence fashion (is that a guy thing or a tennis player thing?). Anyway, he said that he only used a one handed forehand for the match yesterday and did not use his 2 hander at all and this is a new thing for him. He sounds pretty positive about it all. I am intrigued and hope I get to see this for myself next week in San Jose (with my luck, I'll miss his matches somehow). I did become fond of that hideous 2-handed forehand of his after a while, when he sets up for it he can do wicked things. Trouble is, between the semi-chronic shin pain and his age (28 in June), his movement has become... well... uhm... 'less than efficient' and a one-handed FH can compensate for some of that (but only some, and he still needs to work on getting those 13 1/2's of his moving better).

So, we'll see...

Aleksa's Laydee
02-02-2005, 05:56 PM
wow! nice going JM! he always has been good at Delray! he even made it to the ATP frontpage! great job! :yeah: :bounce:

:banana: that was awesome to see

Aleksa's Laydee
02-02-2005, 06:04 PM
Here's part of the post I put in the JMG thread in GM...

I had already sent him an email asking him what was up, and he replied in typical one sentence fashion (is that a guy thing or a tennis player thing?).


tennis player thing...trust me ;)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-02-2005, 08:03 PM
(is that a guy thing or a tennis player thing?)
I'd say it's both. being a tennis player AND a guy probably makes it worse.

(but only some, and he still needs to work on getting those 13 1/2's of his moving better).
haha, you even know his shoe size!! :haha: you really do have a lot of JM "trivia" jammed up there, don't you?

crap, i had a question or something, but i forgot... i'm sure it'll come to me eventually.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-02-2005, 08:07 PM
oh yeah... do you know if JMG's seen the new Jaguar concept car? it's pretty cool looking. I'm sure it'll cost a handful too, so if he's still saving for that aston... there's even wallpapers on the website if he'd be interested. here's a picture of it.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-04-2005, 06:07 AM
Peter Wessels d. Gambill 6-4 7-6 6-3. :sad: who is this guy?!?

smucav
02-04-2005, 03:10 PM
Peter Wessels d. Gambill 6-4 7-6 6-3. :sad: who is this guy?!? He's a 26 year old Dutch player currently ranked #81 in the entry system. The majority of his points are from challengers.

Aleksa's Laydee
02-04-2005, 03:21 PM
Jan Mike :sobbing:

Éowyn
02-05-2005, 03:02 AM
i officially hate the san jose draw! if jmg gets through 1st round he gets andy in 2nd!

Fee
02-05-2005, 04:01 AM
Yeah, I know. I'm not very fond of that draw either.

I might be able to get some pictures over to you before I leave this weekend. I'll let you know...

Éowyn
02-05-2005, 11:02 PM
cool cool feel free to send aanytime ya like and make sure you let me know what size you want it when ya do :)

:) and don't forget when you're at the tourny i want to see some nice piccies of robby, mardy, andy and tommy :) and jmg of course :p

Fee
02-06-2005, 05:44 AM
Sorry, can't take any pictures. It's an indoor tournament and I only have a cheap disposable camera. I have a digital, but the damn shutter is so slow, its not worth using unless I absolutely need to put a picture up right away. Don't know how much tennis I will get to see anyway, unfortunately. But I'll tell Robby you said hello and I'll try to get a few pics here and there.

Kristen
02-07-2005, 03:17 AM
What's the go with the Graydon Oliver site?
Whenever I click on your signature Fee, it doesn;t work :scratch:
Glad to see he's teamed with Jurgen though! Should be a good match :)

Fee
02-07-2005, 06:47 AM
Not sure what's happening with his site and my connection is so slow right now I can't check it (I'm getting charged by the minute at my hotel, so I have to hurry). I'll post my reports from San Jose on my messageboard if anyone wants to read them.

Aleksa's Laydee
02-07-2005, 09:44 AM
i officially hate the san jose draw! if jmg gets through 1st round he gets andy in 2nd!


eugh thats awful!!

Éowyn
02-07-2005, 10:15 PM
Sorry, can't take any pictures. It's an indoor tournament and I only have a cheap disposable camera. I have a digital, but the damn shutter is so slow, its not worth using unless I absolutely need to put a picture up right away. Don't know how much tennis I will get to see anyway, unfortunately. But I'll tell Robby you said hello and I'll try to get a few pics here and there.


:sad: i want robby *pouts and sulks insanely* i can see it now "hey robby eowyn says hello" he'll just be like.... "er ok who the hell is that?" :rolleyes: :lol: hehe! still sweet for you to do it anyways, if you can't get a pic you can always try for a phone number or email ;) :lol:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-09-2005, 03:10 AM
:drool:
http://www.sapopentennis.com/uploads/photo/787A59C0219642589622E3D5C20216C2.jpg

Fee
02-11-2005, 03:23 AM
JanMike and Robby def Graydon and Jurgen 6-2, 6-3. I think he is really enjoying playing with Robby. Their next match will be on the main court on Saturday, so I should get to see it. I am so pleased and excited for them.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-11-2005, 04:21 AM
GO JAN-MIKE!!(and robby too) :p I hope they take the doubles title. that would do great things for JM!

Éowyn
02-11-2005, 11:57 PM
lol fee i'm enjoying him play with robby i have wonderfuil mental images in my head :drool: think they can play together here? i'd have an overdose!

Fee
02-15-2005, 02:17 AM
oh yeah... do you know if JMG's seen the new Jaguar concept car? it's pretty cool looking. I'm sure it'll cost a handful too, so if he's still saving for that aston... there's even wallpapers on the website if he'd be interested. here's a picture of it.

He's seen it. He's interested in it and he might actually get it instead of the DB 9. But, he's in absolutely no hurry to decide, has other things on his mind at the moment.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-15-2005, 04:13 AM
yeah, i'm sure he does... i think he should go for the Aston though. for sure. I'm sure it costs heaps more though. I took pictures of the cars at the Chicago Auto Show, and on one of the Jags, there was a hood ornament that looked like JM's tattoo and i took a very close up picture of it! I'll post it later. Jaguar cars are so cool! (and comfortable!!) no wonder he likes them so much!

Fee
02-15-2005, 05:23 AM
JanMike's tattoo is the Jaguar logo. It's from the steering wheel of his 1967 E-type, but he had it redrawn a little bit more to his liking. It looks better now than it did in the photos he sent me for my site last September.

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-15-2005, 05:47 AM
yep, it's on the new steering wheels too!

Aleksa's Laydee
02-15-2005, 08:39 PM
Jan mike won 6-4 6-0 :eek: :woohoo:

Éowyn
02-15-2005, 09:33 PM
i am so impressed with him! i thought he was gonna get thrashed but he won it and he won it well! and he won me some vcash in the process :) well done jan-mike!

i don't wanna know the doubles score when that happens it's such an evil match!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-15-2005, 09:54 PM
YAY JM!!! this is awesome! it makes up for tompa losing! GET SOME POINTS HERE JMG!!

Fee
02-15-2005, 10:05 PM
It was actually 6-0, 6-4. Somehow, I want to take credit for this victory :lol: but I suspect he may have had a 'special guest' in the stands that he wanted to impress...

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-16-2005, 12:19 AM
"special guest" meaning a girlfriend, or you? :lol:

Fee
02-16-2005, 03:07 AM
Not me, he had enough of me in San Jose. (I was the last tournament person he saw before he got on the plane).

Aleksa's Laydee
02-16-2005, 05:52 PM
It was actually 6-0, 6-4. Somehow, I want to take credit for this victory :lol: but I suspect he may have had a 'special guest' in the stands that he wanted to impress...

ah well i was close! ;)

oohh a girlfriend?? :sad:

Fee
02-16-2005, 05:57 PM
JanMike has posted on my messageboard, if anyone here wants to read it....

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-16-2005, 07:20 PM
WHOAAA!! *goes to read RIGHT NOW!!!* didn't know he'd actually post! :bolt:

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-16-2005, 07:23 PM
aww, how sweet! *JMG earns MAJOR points*

Éowyn
02-16-2005, 10:18 PM
hehe i'll go check that later1 speaking of which still waiting for pics for this baner lols

Fee
02-16-2005, 11:11 PM
well, now that I have so many to choose from, you may have them sooner than you think!

Aleksa's Laydee
02-17-2005, 04:45 PM
Good Luck Jan Mike!! Kick ass :D

Éowyn
02-17-2005, 06:51 PM
:woohoo: 7-6 7-6 well done jan-mike finally one of my boys other than andy winning tie breaks! see thats how ya do it! now if he could just teach robby and mardy to do the same thing!

Robby and Jan-mike v Mike and Bob later I don't think i'llwant to look at the scoreboard for that :eek:

Éowyn
02-17-2005, 06:52 PM
well, now that I have so many to choose from, you may have them sooner than you think!

cool cool send away :)

Aleksa's Laydee
02-17-2005, 07:01 PM
well done jan mike :D

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-17-2005, 08:20 PM
nice job JM!! take this one home!

Éowyn
02-17-2005, 10:20 PM
oh well they got a set of the twins so thats something :)

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-18-2005, 06:37 AM
good luck JMG tomorrow v. Carlsen! he's the 1st to play on the stadium! GOO JM!!!

jmgsdoubsprtnr
02-18-2005, 04:54 PM
oh no!! JMG's losing! :sad: 6-7 (7) 5-6. i bet some v-cash on carlsen hoping that it'd jinx him, but that didn't seem to work :sad: