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My 1st Time as a Lineman - Valencia Open

Alvarillo
04-11-2005, 08:50 PM
Valencia Open has been a special tournament for me, i was as a lineman there for the first time in an ATP event, it's been something incredible, a dream come true.
In the first match (Knowle vs Berrer) i was too nervous and i made an error cos i jugded a serve good when was out (but too difficult to see), but then i did it perfect :D only anothere serve from Bennetau against Ferrer.

To be a lineman in a center court is somenthing incredible, my first time was in gonzalez-kohschreiber match, also i was in the main court in Costa-Davydenko, Ferrer-Bennetau and Kuerten-Rochus.

Also i went to the players party on wednesday, Ferrero had lost hours before and in the party ... became drunk, it was relly funny watching him drunk :lol:
Kuerten was there until 2 am. (and had to play on thursday against martin ...), Costa, Luzzi, Verdasco, Nadal were at the party for a while.

So it's been an incredible experiencie, i'm going to put some photos!

jole
04-11-2005, 08:52 PM
Sounds like you had a great time! Looking forward to the pics.

ae wowww
04-11-2005, 08:55 PM
Awesome :D Thanks for sharing man... looking forward to pics

roisin
04-11-2005, 08:57 PM
glad u had a great time :yeah:
pics should be great :)

jc was drunk?! :rolls: u gotta tell me more!!!

MisterQ
04-11-2005, 08:58 PM
thanks for sharing! congrats :) it must be a tough job, lots of pressure

NATAS81
04-11-2005, 08:58 PM
Thank you. It is crucial that you share as many pics and experiences with the ATP tour as possible.

Your words are a godsend to us common folk.

-ernie-
04-11-2005, 08:59 PM
Juan Carlos Drunk? :lol: I must see this :worship:

Alvarillo
04-11-2005, 09:01 PM
my pics :)

ae wowww
04-11-2005, 09:02 PM
Wow Spanish photo developers don't hang around!!

jole
04-11-2005, 09:04 PM
No pics of "Pirate" Knowle?!

NATAS81
04-11-2005, 09:04 PM
These are fantastic! Great quality!! I hope you stick with tennis, and do the best you can judging the calls!

YOU DA MAN!

Alvarillo
04-11-2005, 09:05 PM
No pics of "Pirate" Knowle?!

no sorry, cos i was on court most part of the day and i only could take those pics, in Barcelona i will be only watching so i will try to take more :)

-ernie-
04-11-2005, 09:42 PM
thats for the pics. guga :)

gravity
04-11-2005, 09:44 PM
Congrats Alvarillo.

I promise I'll think twice before yelling at a linesman in future. :yeah:

KoOlMaNsEaN
04-11-2005, 09:46 PM
Were you nervous calling? I would be!

Plus did anyone give you a bad stare? :p

Alvarillo
04-11-2005, 09:50 PM
Were you nervous calling? I would be!

Plus did anyone give you a bad stare? :p

:lol: yes at the begining i was really nervous, players were correct, i think there were no problems with them.
i made a lot of prayers for Malisse not playing in Valencia :lol:

NATAS81
04-11-2005, 10:00 PM
i made a lot of prayers for Malisse not playing in Valencia
:lol:

Lalitha
04-11-2005, 10:10 PM
Juan Carlos drunk?? Would love to see that :D

aceit
04-11-2005, 10:20 PM
Thanks for sharing. Sounds like fun!

alfonsojose
04-11-2005, 11:16 PM
i made a lot of prayers for Malisse not playing in Valencia :lol:
:haha:
Congrats, Alvarillo :hug: It must have been a really wonderful experience for u. But, where are the Ferrero pics? You didn't take pictures with him :D, and please, next time Juanqui is drunk, you can call me first, then maybe JuanquiLover. We could take care of him :angel:

alfonsojose
04-11-2005, 11:17 PM
Juan Carlos drunk?? Would love to see that :D
Would love to stay with him after that :aplot:

Lalitha
04-11-2005, 11:24 PM
:haha:
But, where are the Ferrero pics? You didn't take pictures with him :D, and please, next time Juanqui is drunk, you can call me first, then maybe JuanquiLover. We could take care of him :angel:

And I will take care of you three! :lol:

Daniel
04-12-2005, 01:32 AM
Thakns Alvarillo for the pics :D

PaulieM
04-12-2005, 01:37 AM
i made a lot of prayers for Malisse not playing in Valencia :lol:
:haha:
wow that sounds like it was really cool. awesome pics too. :D

tennischick
04-12-2005, 02:03 AM
so alvarillo is the person we can pick on for bad line calls? :p

thanks for the pix. lovely ;)

robinhood
04-12-2005, 03:31 AM
Kuerten appears even bushier than before.
Yeah, he's back!
Thank you, Alvarillo, for sharing the stories and the photos.
They must have been an awesome experience.

Experimentee
04-12-2005, 05:09 AM
Thanks for sharing :yeah:
Its the first time I got a linesmans perspective and I'll try not to be too angry with them next time they make a mistake ;)

Pea
04-12-2005, 06:01 AM
Thanks, anymore dirt on the players?:p

MariaV
04-12-2005, 07:08 AM
Thanks so much for sharing Alvarillo. Must've been great experience. :)

CooCooCachoo
04-12-2005, 07:27 AM
Thanks Alvarillo ;)

:)

CooCooCachoo
04-12-2005, 07:28 AM
:lol: yes at the begining i was really nervous, players were correct, i think there were no problems with them.
i made a lot of prayers for Malisse not playing in Valencia :lol:

:rolls: :bigclap:

Becarina
04-12-2005, 07:55 AM
Great pics!! :) Guga looks good :)

naiwen
04-12-2005, 10:22 AM
poor guga..

Anouk10
04-12-2005, 10:43 AM
what happened exactly with Ferrero, then? how did he act? tell more about it, please :D

Swider
04-12-2005, 10:54 AM
:lol: yes at the begining i was really nervous, players were correct, i think there were no problems with them.
i made a lot of prayers for Malisse not playing in Valencia :lol:

Mallise vs Roddick or Coria vs Safin would be an interesting match to judge :devil:

MariaV
04-12-2005, 11:58 AM
Mallise vs Roddick or Coria vs Safin would be an interesting match to judge :devil:

Oh no, don't scare our Alvarillo here.
BTW when Coria played Marat last year in Monte Carlo he behaved very well. Must've been scared of Marat. ;) Actually they both behaved very well in this match. :D

bad gambler
04-12-2005, 12:04 PM
wow cool alvarillo :yeah:

i was a ballboy at the sydney tournament in 1996 and thought that was pretty cool, at least more stress free!

Swider
04-12-2005, 01:02 PM
i was a ballboy at the sydney tournament in 1996 and thought that was pretty cool, at least more stress free!

Yeah, but as a linesman you can be in the center of attraction. :devil:

Only joking, me and Alvarillo share the same occupation.

RogiFan88
04-12-2005, 05:38 PM
Gracias, Alvarillo! Que pases una buena semana en Barcelona! ;)

Jenrios
04-12-2005, 08:07 PM
Thanks for the report and pix! Cool experience!