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How will he do in Rome???

jazz_girl
04-30-2005, 12:50 PM
Rome's draw:
RODDICK, Andy USA (1) v RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
COSTA, Albert ESP v Qualifier
Qualifier v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS (14)
CORIA, Guillermo ARG (9) v GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v HAAS, Tommy GER
MIRNYI, Max BLR v SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA (WC)
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v NALBANDIAN, David ARG (8)

HENMAN, Tim GBR (4) v KUERTEN, Gustavo BRA
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v Qualifier
MELLO, Ricardo BRA v HRBATY, Dominik SVK
Qualifier v ROBREDO, Tommy ESP (13)
LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO (12) v ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
Qualifier v SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
DI MAURO, Alessio ITA (WC) v AGASSI, Andre USA (6)

MOYA, Carlos ESP (7) v STARACE, Potito ITA (WC)
FISH, Mardy USA v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
MAYER, Florian GER v HORNA, Luis PER
SEPPI, Andreas ITA (WC) v JOHANSSON, Joachim SWE (10)
JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE (16) v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA v FERRER, David ESP
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR
BECK, Karol SVK v GAUDIO, Gaston ARG (3)

NADAL, Rafael ESP (5) v YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
Qualifier v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
Qualifier v SODERLING, Robin SWE
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v CANAS, Guillermo ARG (11)
STEPANEK, Radek CZE (15) v ANCIC, Mario CRO
LLODRA, Michael FRA v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
Qualifier v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
NOVAK, Jiri CZE v SAFIN, Marat RUS (2)

Not my favourite draw at all...

sigmagirl91
04-30-2005, 12:51 PM
He ain't making it to the finals this time, that's for sure. Not with that draw.

jazz_girl
04-30-2005, 12:56 PM
It's too tough...
His H2H with Santoro is 1-1
He won the last match, last year in Monte Carlo by 6-3 6-2

sigmagirl91
04-30-2005, 12:57 PM
I can see him getting through that match and maybe the next one, but not the one in which he may play Coria. I just don't see him coming through that match, unless Coria is having a baaaaad day.....

jazz_girl
04-30-2005, 01:11 PM
Coria is not that unbeatable anymore...But still, it is too tough...

sigmagirl91
04-30-2005, 01:14 PM
It is, unless Roddick loses to player X, and Coria retires with cramps.

alexito
04-30-2005, 01:17 PM
awful, roddick number 1 vs rusedski, y costa number 50 vs qualify? no fear.

Björki
04-30-2005, 01:52 PM
Vamos David :bounce:

Tuga
04-30-2005, 01:52 PM
:angel: Our DAVID can beat anywone if he´s fit and confident!! DONT YOU THINK???

He´s a super-talented player!!!!

I BELIEVE!!! :angel:

Björki
04-30-2005, 02:36 PM
Coria is not that unbeatable anymore...But still, it is too tough...
I really hope Gonzo will beat him in the first round

sigmagirl91
04-30-2005, 02:44 PM
Hope so, too, Peggy, but Gonzo plays like he's got scrambled eggs for brains sometimes.

-ernie-
04-30-2005, 03:21 PM
Woah thats an unbelievebly tough draw! If he gets past rnd 1 and 2 coria will be tough.....but definately beatable. And if he ever does play roddick he better win cuz i HATE roddick

jazz_girl
04-30-2005, 03:27 PM
Roddick won't pass the second or third round! :lol:

sigmagirl91
04-30-2005, 03:32 PM
Roddick won't pass the second or third round! :lol:

We hope. You know how tournament organizers love giving him the bunny draws.

-ernie-
04-30-2005, 03:40 PM
Roddick won't pass the second or third round! :lol:
he better not :angel: :mad:

novanora
04-30-2005, 03:59 PM
Rome's draw:
RODDICK, Andy USA (1) v RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
COSTA, Albert ESP v Qualifier
Qualifier v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS (14)
CORIA, Guillermo ARG (9) v GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v HAAS, Tommy GER
MIRNYI, Max BLR v SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA (WC)
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v NALBANDIAN, David ARG (8)

Thanks Jazz. This draw is tough. But it's TMS, i don't see any other top seed' draw is like a piece of cake, all that tough to some degree.

Fabrice can cause some trouble, but David can win this one. Next opponent could be the beast, who played quite well in Barcelona. This one will be a test.

As to Coria, of course it's tough, but i think Coria lost some confidence and a little bit frustrated when he lost the final of MC, and also eliminated from Barca. And Rome has the quicker surface of clay, so David has the chance.

The problem is, now he enters the final of BMW, even he won almost every match very quickly, it still spend his much energy. Don't forget he just recovers from a disease, not sure how long his strength can last for his normal performance. And remember last year's Rome? terrible weather and two matches in one day made him totally exhausted.

So don't make yourself too tired, David. We'd like to see a healthy and complete player in RG. My expectation is QF.

*Ljubica*
04-30-2005, 04:45 PM
Let me get out of Munich before I think about Rome! Yes - it's a tough draw - but if he can win tomorrow and do well in Hamburg (where he lost in the first round last year) I don't care too much about Rome. One step at a time I think.

sigmagirl91
04-30-2005, 05:08 PM
Let me get out of Munich before I think about Rome! Yes - it's a tough draw - but if he can win tomorrow and do well in Hamburg (where he lost in the first round last year) I don't care too much about Rome. One step at a time I think.

I couldn't agree more. Besides, he's coming off an illness, which takes time to recover completely from. Even if he doesn't win tomorrow, we can be proud of his effort in coming back.

Kyla
04-30-2005, 05:29 PM
Hm yes, but better in the top quarter with Roddick as top seed than Fed... But like Rosie: I'll start thinking about Rome AFTER tomorrow's final...

Kyla
05-01-2005, 05:17 PM
Hmpf, somehow I completely overlooked Coria yesterday (okay he's tiny after all)... But even if David's not doing too good in Roma, there's always Hamburg the week after that!!! Why don't they have a car for the winner in Hamburg? :D

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 05:19 PM
I know!!! All the tournaments should have cars! :lol:

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 05:37 PM
Maybe because no German car is made in Hamburg. The BMW is made in Bavaria, where Munich is, so our David was able to get a car out of the deal.

Kyla
05-01-2005, 05:50 PM
Does he know about the Benz in Stuttgart? ;)

He could battle that one out with Gaston and Willy :D

Tricky_Forehand
05-01-2005, 05:58 PM
Not the best draw he could have gotten but he is high in confidence right now. I just hate these draws for MS though :mad:

Vamos David!!!!

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 06:05 PM
Does he know about the Benz in Stuttgart? ;)

He could battle that one out with Gaston and Willy :D

I'm sure he does. Maybe he'll go there as a WC and win it like he did in Munich? That would be cool. When is Stuttgart anyway?

Björki
05-01-2005, 07:12 PM
Stuttgart starts the weekend after Davis Cup.
So I dont think David will play in Stuttgart.

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 07:41 PM
I see we've all changed avatars! :lol:

Yanina
05-01-2005, 07:44 PM
nooooooooooo!! U know I love this photo!

I'm very happy!! Really!! But I want to see the match!


janis*

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 07:48 PM
I want to see it too, and I'm sure we won't even get to see highlights...

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 08:23 PM
We probably won't catch highlights here either.

justClaudia
05-01-2005, 10:18 PM
Same here..meaning - nothing.

I would love to see something..a few seconds at least..

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 10:23 PM
I just got to see the last point when Pavel tried to do a drop shot...

justClaudia
05-01-2005, 10:29 PM
I just got to see the last point when Pavel tried to do a drop shot...


Lucky you , Jazz!

I'm still waiting here :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

gravity
05-01-2005, 10:50 PM
Andy Roddick is the top seed :haha: and in David's quarter :yeah: .... I just pray for a miracle that Andy can win some matches so David can enjoy roasting the duck later in the week.

gravity
05-01-2005, 10:52 PM
I see we've all changed avatars! :lol:

I haven't. I'm waiting for Gisela to win any tournament before mine changes........... could be a longggggggggggg wait for me. :mad:

gravity
05-01-2005, 10:53 PM
Lucky you , Jazz!

I'm still waiting here :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Damn I missed it here.

Oh well, even more exciting, I'm waiting for the fantastico movie gigli to start......

justClaudia
05-01-2005, 10:54 PM
I haven't. I'm waiting for Gisela to win any tournament before mine changes........... could be a longggggggggggg wait for me. :mad:


She did well here..I thought she was gonna make it ,I was wrong :sad:

Too bad for her...

gravity
05-01-2005, 10:56 PM
She did well here..I thought she was gonna make it ,I was wrong :sad:

Too bad for her...

I know but it's typical of her. She wins some tough matches then loses to a qualifier, who incidentally went onto win the tournament. It should have been Gisela with the trophy. :sad:

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 10:57 PM
Damn I missed it here.

Oh well, even more exciting, I'm waiting for the fantastico movie gigli to start......
And you made fun of my Wimbledon movie!!!

justClaudia
05-01-2005, 10:57 PM
Andy Roddick is the top seed :haha: and in David's quarter :yeah: .... I just pray for a miracle that Andy can win some matches so David can enjoy roasting the duck later in the week.


Andy top seed..in a clay tournament..that's too much for me!!

I don't wanna be mean cause a good friend of mine here, is a big fan of him..but common..Roddick and clay don't go well together!!

justClaudia
05-01-2005, 10:58 PM
And you made fun of my Wimbledon movie!!!


Make fun of him now , Jazz!!

Gigli..oh well :rolleyes: :p :lol:

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 11:00 PM
Gigli? :eek:

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 11:01 PM
Andy top seed..in a clay tournament..that's too much for me!!

I don't wanna be mean cause a good friend of mine here, is a big fan of him..but common..Roddick and clay don't go well together!!
It's like Coria being top seed in Wimbledon...

gravity
05-01-2005, 11:01 PM
Andy top seed..in a clay tournament..that's too much for me!!

I don't wanna be mean cause a good friend of mine here, is a big fan of him..but common..Roddick and clay don't go well together!!

Don't make a bad problem worse. You need to educate your friend that supporting duckboy is just unacceptable. :lol: Anyway he did win some weak clay tournament in the states? So I guess Andy has earned the number one seeding here. :haha:

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 11:03 PM
It's like Coria being top seed in Wimbledon...

:haha: :haha: Now, that would make me LMAO!!!!

justClaudia
05-01-2005, 11:03 PM
She is a good girl!! She has just that small problem!! :haha:


We can't all be perfect... :angel:

Bed time here,long and exciting day..good night you all! :kiss:

justClaudia
05-01-2005, 11:04 PM
It's like Coria being top seed in Wimbledon...


Jazz... :haha: :haha: :haha:

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 11:05 PM
It can happen...

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 11:05 PM
And when it does, I'll :haha: :haha:

gravity
05-01-2005, 11:06 PM
Make fun of him now , Jazz!!

Gigli..oh well :rolleyes: :p :lol:

I'm just watching to see how bad the movie really was.... it got the worst reviews of all-time and was so bad it ended the 'love match' of the century. :lol: I mean, I think it's natural to be curious to see the train wreck that was gigli.

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 11:07 PM
Don't make a bad problem worse. You need to educate your friend that supporting duckboy is just unacceptable. :lol: Anyway he did win some weak clay tournament in the states? So I guess Andy has earned the number one seeding here. :haha:
I wouldn't make fun of Any's achivement, after we've been celebrating David's victory, which wasn't a TMS exactly :o

gravity
05-01-2005, 11:08 PM
:haha: :haha: Now, that would make me LMAO!!!!

Never underestimate the powers of the magician.

gravity
05-01-2005, 11:14 PM
I wouldn't make fun of Any's achivement, after we've been celebrating David's victory, which wasn't a TMS exactly :o

Well, this week was a real clay tournament.... the stuff Andy won on was hardly a genuine European clay court.

At least David had to play a couple of handy clay courters on a true surface. Also, this was big for David because of all his injury and mental problems... we would celebrate him winning any tournament right now after his run of losses in finals. Even a challenger probably. :lol:

Fact is, Andy should never be the top seed on a true clay court in a million years. :p And nobody is going to stop me making fun of the duck when he plays on clay.... :lol:

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 11:16 PM
I'd love to see David trashing him again...But I'd like it to be on grass ;)

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 11:19 PM
Never underestimate the powers of the magician.

What will he do, wave his magic wand and make Roger, Lleyton, and Andy disappear on grass? :haha: :haha: Sure...keep dreaming.

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 11:20 PM
I'd love to see David trashing him again...But I'd like it to be on grass ;)

It just might happen. What if David got the chance to play Coria in the FO final this year-and actually beat him? What then?

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 11:23 PM
That would be great too!
What would be better?
Beat Coria in the RG final
Beat Federer in the Wimbledon Final
Beat Roddick in the USO final
or beat Hewitt in the AO final?

gravity
05-01-2005, 11:25 PM
What will he do, wave his magic wand and make Roger, Lleyton, and Andy disappear on grass? :haha: :haha: Sure...keep dreaming.

Well yeah but at least Guillermo has made an effort to improve on the surface. Too many clay court cry babies run away with a 'swollen toe' or 'bruised leg' whenever Wimbledon rolls around each year. ;)

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 11:27 PM
Well yeah but at least Guillermo has made an effort to improve on the surface. Too many clay court cry babies run away with a 'swollen toe' or 'bruised leg' whenever Wimbledon rolls around each year. ;)
That's true, and he even made it to a final...

gravity
05-01-2005, 11:27 PM
That would be great too!
What would be better?
Beat Coria in the RG final
Beat Federer in the Wimbledon Final
Beat Roddick in the USO final
or beat Hewitt in the AO final?

I would be happy if any of those scenarios came true. My preference, hmmm....... either Roddick or Hewitt.... because defeating Coria in RG final is very possible. ;)

gooner88
05-01-2005, 11:27 PM
That would be great too!
What would be better?
Beat Coria in the RG final
Beat Federer in the Wimbledon Final
Beat Roddick in the USO final
or beat Hewitt in the AO final?

They're all pretty tasty, but I'd go for beating Federer in a Wimbledon final.
Nalbo and Fed have a genuine rivalry going back to their junior days, and he would love to win at the cathedral of tennis in order to make up for that final loss back in '02.

gravity
05-01-2005, 11:29 PM
OK my ultimate choice has to be beating Roddick :lol: there's too much history, it would be perfect to gain revenge in front of duck's adoring fans in NYC.

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 11:29 PM
That would be great too!
What would be better?
Beat Coria in the RG final
Beat Federer in the Wimbledon Final
Beat Roddick in the USO final
or beat Hewitt in the AO final?

All of 'em would be great!!! If he actually pulls it all off, imagine the chaos that would ensue. We'd have 50 visitors to this site in one day-a board record, I think.

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 11:30 PM
They're all pretty tasty, but I'd go for beating Federer in a Wimbledon final.
Nalbo and Fed have a genuine rivalry going back to their junior days, and he would love to win at the cathedral of tennis in order to make up for that final loss back in '02.
I like them in this order:
1. Beat Federer in the Wimbledon Final
2. Beat Roddick in the USO final
3. beat Hewitt in the AO final
4. Beat Coria in the RG final

gravity
05-01-2005, 11:31 PM
They're all pretty tasty, but I'd go for beating Federer in a Wimbledon final.
Nalbo and Fed have a genuine rivalry going back to their junior days, and he would love to win at the cathedral of tennis in order to make up for that final loss back in '02.

ahhhhh the home of torrential rain and upper-class snobbery. ;)

jazz_girl
05-01-2005, 11:31 PM
I'll start a poll on this :lol:

gravity
05-01-2005, 11:32 PM
Good idea. :)

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 11:33 PM
Go for it.

gooner88
05-01-2005, 11:39 PM
ahhhhh the home of torrential rain and upper-class snobbery. ;)

Yep that's Wimbledon; but it has become less snobbish in recent years

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 11:40 PM
Yep that's Wimbledon; but it has become less snobbish in recent years

How? They still act like upper-crust snobs who throw their noses up at anyone not like them. Nothing's changed in that regard. Even the seeding system is still rather suspect, to say the very least.

gooner88
05-01-2005, 11:47 PM
How? They still act like upper-crust snobs who throw their noses up at anyone not like them. Nothing's changed in that regard. Even the seeding system is still rather suspect, to say the very least.

I agree with what you say, but it's just the vibes that I get personally.
If Wimbledon became less snobby, the real winners would be British tennis.

gravity
05-01-2005, 11:50 PM
How? They still act like upper-crust snobs who throw their noses up at anyone not like them. Nothing's changed in that regard. Even the seeding system is still rather suspect, to say the very least.

You are soooooooo right. I attend Wimbledon virtually every year and nothing has changed at all in regards to the snobbery and outdated class system. It's the least fun slam of them all to attend.

In terms of enjoyment:
1. Australian Open - by far the most fan-friendly and down-to-earth slam of all; the aussies are brilliant.
2. French Open - ok the french people are less brilliant, but I love the tournament, the surface and the thrilling matches this tournament always throws up. plus it's staged in the most romantic city in the world.
3. US Open - good fun, but too many overweight people crush you when sitting in the main arenas.... thankfully these people spend most their time on the centre court (the food court)
4. Wimbledon - as discussed. :lol:

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 11:53 PM
You are soooooooo right. I attend Wimbledon virtually every year and nothing has changed at all in regards to the snobbery and outdated class system. It's the least fun slam of them all to attend.

In terms of enjoyment:
1. Australian Open - by far the most fan-friendly and down-to-earth slam of all; the aussies are brilliant.
2. French Open - ok the french people are less brilliant, but I love the tournament, the surface and the thrilling matches this tournament always throws up. plus it's staged in the most romantic city in the world.
3. US Open - good fun, but too many overweight people crush you when sitting in the main arenas.... thankfully these people spend most their time on the centre court (the food court)
4. Wimbledon - as discussed. :lol:

To tell you the truth, I enjoy the French Open the most because it gives me the opportunity to hear French spoken and learn new words.

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 11:54 PM
I agree with what you say, but it's just the vibes that I get personally.
If Wimbledon became less snobby, the real winners would be British tennis.

Couldn't agree with you more. That would definitely help the image of British tennis and raise the profile of its players.

gooner88
05-01-2005, 11:55 PM
My favourite slam is definitely the Aussie Open.
Great weather and so many great matches!!!
This year's aussie open was the best tennis I've watched in ages

gravity
05-01-2005, 11:57 PM
To tell you the truth, I enjoy the French Open the most because it gives me the opportunity to hear French spoken and learn new words.

Yeah it's a great tournament. If you like the French, and you enjoy learning the language, it's a paradise to be there and the locals will love you. ;)

sigmagirl91
05-01-2005, 11:57 PM
The AO this year was exceptional, but due to the time difference, I couldn't enjoy it like I wanted to.

gravity
05-02-2005, 12:00 AM
Couldn't agree with you more. That would definitely help the image of British tennis and raise the profile of its players.

Screw the image.

It's the fact that class and snobbery runs right through the heart of club level tennis in Britain, that any kid who may have an ounce of real talent will be lost because they struggle to find a court to play on. Henman came from a wealthy background, Rusedski was a Canadian import.... just to prove this is no bullshit. :lol:

gravity
05-02-2005, 12:01 AM
My favourite slam is definitely the Aussie Open.
Great weather and so many great matches!!!
This year's aussie open was the best tennis I've watched in ages

Were you there too? :)

sigmagirl91
05-02-2005, 12:01 AM
Screw the image.

It's the fact that class and snobbery runs right through the heart of club level tennis in Britain, that any kid who may have an ounce of real talent will be lost because they struggle to find a court to play on. Henman came from a wealthy background, Rusedski was a Canadian import.... just to prove this is no bullshit. :lol:

No, it's not BS. The thing is, British tennis will remain shit because of it. Then again, the US system is really no better.

gooner88
05-02-2005, 12:04 AM
Screw the image.

It's the fact that class and snobbery runs right through the heart of club level tennis in Britain, that any kid who may have an ounce of real talent will be lost because they struggle to find a court to play on. Henman came from a wealthy background, Rusedski was a Canadian import.... just to prove this is no bullshit. :lol:

Absolutely!
There's no way I could afford to play in a club, it's just too expensive :mad:
Every year the LTA gets £30 million from Wimbledon, and it all goes to waste on those toff clubs

sigmagirl91
05-02-2005, 12:12 AM
The whole system is predicated on who has the most money, not who has the most talent. That's why you will probably never see a Wimbledon champ who is British. I may be totally wrong, but right now it doesn't look promising.

novanora
05-02-2005, 02:40 AM
i will leave my city today afternoon and go for a short travelling for 3 days, will be back on Thursday. have to miss 1st & 2nd round of Rome and I will join u in later rounds if David is still there :wavey:

Good luck in Rome and keep your great performance there, David :bounce:

-ernie-
05-02-2005, 02:45 AM
Tennis channel is showing all the coverage from rome! :woohoo: WEll he isnt on 2mrws order of play so i sapose he will play on Tuesday.

Björki
05-02-2005, 06:16 AM
i will leave my city today afternoon and go for a short travelling for 3 days, will be back on Thursday. have to miss 1st & 2nd round of Rome and I will join u in later rounds if David is still there :wavey:

have a great time Nova :wavey:

sophia_c
05-02-2005, 08:56 AM
You are soooooooo right. I attend Wimbledon virtually every year and nothing has changed at all in regards to the snobbery and outdated class system. It's the least fun slam of them all to attend.

In terms of enjoyment:
1. Australian Open - by far the most fan-friendly and down-to-earth slam of all; the aussies are brilliant.
2. French Open - ok the french people are less brilliant, but I love the tournament, the surface and the thrilling matches this tournament always throws up. plus it's staged in the most romantic city in the world.
3. US Open - good fun, but too many overweight people crush you when sitting in the main arenas.... thankfully these people spend most their time on the centre court (the food court)
4. Wimbledon - as discussed. :lol:

I totally agree with you Gravity...I haven't been to the Aussie Open...but Australians are so friendly...and it has to be one of the best run sporting events of the year. I do enjoy the US Open (last one was 2003)....but yep...too many oversized people...luckily I always had a very good seat there....now Wimbledon...I go each year too...it is stuffy...but I adore it there...I know that place so well. I do have to say that I love the French Open too...maybe its because I usually go with my Dad...who is French...that makes life much easier...and I love red clay.
I also agree with you about Tennis in general in this country. As a former junior player I know exactly how the organisation is run and believe me it is not a fair system. Its elitest...if you have the money you are fine...my sister who is 13 is now a top junior...but she spends most of her time training in Spain (paid for by my parents)...despite the huge profits made by the LTA every year following Wimbledon...very little of that money finds its way back to helping the structure of the game. Its so expensive to have private lessons (£20 and hour). A junior needs maybe a couple of those a week if there is no-one else to compete with regularly. Okay...I have finished my rant now :(

sophia_c
05-02-2005, 08:57 AM
Now....to get back to the essence of this tread....How will David do in Rome?...well obviously we hope he goes far....his confidence will be high...its exactly the medicine he needed...

Tuga
05-02-2005, 10:24 AM
I think he will feel a bit tired but...who knows????The most important thing its the motivation!!!

David+confidence+ no injuries = NUMBER 1 PLAYER


Dont you agree???

Cheers :wavey:

*Ljubica*
05-02-2005, 10:28 AM
Just checking in from Rome. I am very tired,and it is far too hot for me here. I am a northern girl at heart - I don't like it too cold, but I would much rather be cold in Hamburg than feeling sick from heat in Rome any day :devil: Anyway - not much to report - everyone is very tired and the Internet connection from here is ridiculously expensive while the Munich one was free!

Talk to you later.

Rosie
xxxx

Action Jackson
05-02-2005, 10:29 AM
Just checking in from Rome. I am very tired,and it is far too hot for me here. I am a northern girl at heart - I don't like it too cold, but I would much rather be cold in Hamburg than feeling sick from heat in Rome any day :devil: Anyway - not much to report - everyone is very tired and the Internet connection from here is ridiculously expensive while the Munich one was free!

Talk to you later.

Rosie
xxxx

Wimp, and at least you can sleep well today.

sigmagirl91
05-02-2005, 10:31 AM
Just checking in from Rome. I am very tired,and it is far too hot for me here. I am a northern girl at heart - I don't like it too cold, but I would much rather be cold in Hamburg than feeling sick from heat in Rome any day :devil: Anyway - not much to report - everyone is very tired and the Internet connection from here is ridiculously expensive while the Munich one was free!

Talk to you later.

Rosie
xxxx

Enjoy yourself.

Betty
05-02-2005, 11:23 AM
Just checking in from Rome. I am very tired,and it is far too hot for me here. I am a northern girl at heart - I don't like it too cold, but I would much rather be cold in Hamburg than feeling sick from heat in Rome any day :devil: Anyway - not much to report - everyone is very tired and the Internet connection from here is ridiculously expensive while the Munich one was free!

Talk to you later.

Rosie
xxxx
I know all in my Nation is more expensive..and from Saturday there is a "special" hot :rolleyes: but....enjoy Rosie ;)

bovenbuuf
05-02-2005, 11:23 AM
Have a great time there Rosie :)

*Elsie*
05-02-2005, 11:30 AM
I am happy you are back posting Rosie. Have a great stay in Rome :hug:

Choupi
05-02-2005, 12:10 PM
Just checking in from Rome. I am very tired,and it is far too hot for me here. I am a northern girl at heart - I don't like it too cold, but I would much rather be cold in Hamburg than feeling sick from heat in Rome any day :devil: Anyway - not much to report - everyone is very tired and the Internet connection from here is ridiculously expensive while the Munich one was free!

Talk to you later.

Rosie
xxxx
Well, have some well-deserved rest Rosie. And keep on enjoying yourself! :)

crigazzio
05-02-2005, 05:57 PM
Rome's draw:
RODDICK, Andy USA (1) v RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
COSTA, Albert ESP v Qualifier
Qualifier v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS (14)
CORIA, Guillermo ARG (9) v GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v HAAS, Tommy GER
MIRNYI, Max BLR v SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA (WC)
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v NALBANDIAN, David ARG (8)

HENMAN, Tim GBR (4) v KUERTEN, Gustavo BRA
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v Qualifier
MELLO, Ricardo BRA v HRBATY, Dominik SVK
Qualifier v ROBREDO, Tommy ESP (13)
LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO (12) v ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
Qualifier v SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
DI MAURO, Alessio ITA (WC) v AGASSI, Andre USA (6)

MOYA, Carlos ESP (7) v STARACE, Potito ITA (WC)
FISH, Mardy USA v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
MAYER, Florian GER v HORNA, Luis PER
SEPPI, Andreas ITA (WC) v JOHANSSON, Joachim SWE (10)
JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE (16) v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA v FERRER, David ESP
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR
BECK, Karol SVK v GAUDIO, Gaston ARG (3)

NADAL, Rafael ESP (5) v YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
Qualifier v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
Qualifier v SODERLING, Robin SWE
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v CANAS, Guillermo ARG (11)
STEPANEK, Radek CZE (15) v ANCIC, Mario CRO
LLODRA, Michael FRA v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
Qualifier v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
NOVAK, Jiri CZE v SAFIN, Marat RUS (2)

Not my favourite draw at all...
Hi everybody!!!!! :wavey: How are you??? :bigwave: I miss you so much this forum and our taulks :sobbing: .....but..... dam it!!!Who did this draw???? :shout: Still.....I hope he can make a great job, even when I think he can´t do it this week, is to hard....... :confused:
A BIG :hug:
Ceci

jazz_girl
05-02-2005, 06:43 PM
Nice seeing your here Ceci!!! :hug:

*Ljubica*
05-02-2005, 07:03 PM
Wimp, and at least you can sleep well today.


LOL - I am NOT a wimp!!! Just have what a sweet man here just called "delicate, beautiful skin.........." :angel: I liked that - think I shall buy him a drink or 5!!! Just think all the Latinos here are horrified by the lobster red of my shoulders - and that is with the Factor 20 sun bloc!!!

Betty
05-02-2005, 07:11 PM
LOL - I am NOT a wimp!!! Just have what a sweet man here just called "delicate, beautiful skin.........." :angel: I liked that - think I shall buy him a drink or 5!!! Just think all the Latinos here are horrified by the lobster red of my shoulders - and that is with the Factor 20 sun bloc!!!

:haha: :haha:
Rosie but if U gone to Africa what do U would use total sun bloc :D

jazz_girl
05-02-2005, 08:47 PM
I guess that dispite your red color you're having a great time, right Rosie? :hug:

Soda
05-02-2005, 09:05 PM
he won..wow..at least....
(..i know...i know...it's just that news arrive a little late here to azerbaijan....)

jazz_girl
05-02-2005, 09:06 PM
:lol:

sigmagirl91
05-02-2005, 09:19 PM
Hello, everyone....I'm glad that the "glow" is still there. Vamos David vs. Santoro tomorrow.

jazz_girl
05-02-2005, 10:01 PM
I think I won't be able to follow it tomorrow :sad: I have to leave at 10 am...

sigmagirl91
05-02-2005, 10:02 PM
I definitely won't be able to follow because work is getting hectic and I may have to attend a meeting tomorrow.

-ernie-
05-02-2005, 10:20 PM
Aww David isnt on the Centre Court so i wont see him on the tennis channel :(. Oh well i hope he wins so i will eventually :)

alexito
05-02-2005, 10:27 PM
tomorrow tuesday, david 2nd match , after gaston. I'm sure will see in tv in live!!!!!!
I listen in sportcenter espn, nalbandian vs santoro in espn+ 10 pm +- :wavey:

Tricky_Forehand
05-03-2005, 06:35 AM
That would be great too!
What would be better?
Beat Coria in the RG final
Beat Federer in the Wimbledon Final
Beat Roddick in the USO final
or beat Hewitt in the AO final?

All of the above!!! :D.

But clay is my favorite surface so... ;)

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:09 PM
Ok it seems that David match is started :) Good luck for him today..he certainly needs to give Rosie a good present :p

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:14 PM
seems like they both kept their serve..1-1

Björki
05-03-2005, 01:18 PM
Santoro breaks 1-2*
come one David.

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:20 PM
Hi Peggy..so I am not the only one here :D

well its still the first set, so well we still have time ;)

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:22 PM
Santoro - David 3-1*

Puschkin
05-03-2005, 01:22 PM
He was my secret fav to win the tournament, but it looks bleak at the moment, however, still too early to say something

Björki
05-03-2005, 01:24 PM
Jud unfortunatly I have to leave now. I am just finished at work.
Come on David :bounce:

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:25 PM
yeah it is a little bit early!

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:26 PM
Ok well safe trip home, Peggy :)

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:28 PM
Santoro - David *3-2

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:29 PM
Santoro - David 3-3*

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:33 PM
Santoro - David *4-3

sorry to see that David couldn't hold his serve

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:43 PM
Santoro - David 5-3*

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:47 PM
Santoro - David *5-4

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:51 PM
First set:Santoro - David 6-4

Hope that David can win the next 2 sets...

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 01:59 PM
First set: David - Santoro 4-6

Second set: David - Santoro 1-0 *

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 02:02 PM
First set: David - Santoro 4-6

Second set: David - Santoro *2-0

Good start of the second set :)

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 02:02 PM
Where is everybody?

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 02:11 PM
First set: David - Santoro 4-6

Second set: David - Santoro 3-0 *

But it was really hard to make this game...

Puschkin
05-03-2005, 02:16 PM
Where is everybody?

you might feel less lonely on the general thread for the Rome tourney ;)

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 02:19 PM
First set: David - Santoro 4-6

Second set: David - Santoro *3-1

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 02:21 PM
you might feel less lonely on the general thread for the Rome tourney ;)
yeah I know..but normaly Jazz and Sigma are also here...so I was just wondering where they would be now....

besides, so far I do think that at the Rome tournement thread its very sad to read all the stuff about David, not much postive things to read ;)

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 02:24 PM
well 4-1 now:)

Puschkin
05-03-2005, 02:38 PM
besides, so far I do think that at the Rome tournament thread its very sad to read all the stuff about David, not much postive things to read ;)

Don't worry, David will win today and do well in the tourney :wavey:

*Elsie*
05-03-2005, 02:43 PM
Hi Jud, I am here too.

*Elsie*
05-03-2005, 02:47 PM
Did you find a live score board? If so, can you give me the link? I am following the match on the eurosportsite now.

alexito
05-03-2005, 02:51 PM
http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/
go to live score.

khyber
05-03-2005, 02:52 PM
Did you find a live score board? If so, can you give me the link? I am following the match on the eurosportsite now.On the front page of ATPtennis.com is a direct link to the live scoring for Rome. :) My TV is showing Safin/Novak right now. I'm curious what happened in the second set,

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 02:54 PM
Hi all :)

for me the link doesn't work, not for atp or the rome tourney site

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 02:55 PM
but well good to see that David won the second set

First set: David - Santoro 4-6
Second set: David - Santoro 6-1

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 02:56 PM
First set: David - Santoro 4-6,Second set: David - Santoro 6-1

still David -Santoro *1-2

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 02:59 PM
seems to be a very bad match from David today :(

*Elsie*
05-03-2005, 03:01 PM
http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/
go to live score.
Thank you so much Alex :kiss:

*Elsie*
05-03-2005, 03:02 PM
Hello Khyber, nice to see you here! I am curious what you new avatar will be!

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 03:03 PM
First set: David - Santoro 4-6,Second set: David - Santoro 6-1

still David -Santoro *2-3

*Elsie*
05-03-2005, 03:07 PM
3-3. Come on David, kick his ***

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 03:08 PM
3-3

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 03:09 PM
3-3. Come on David, kick his ***
really hope he can do that, and can do it quick! he needs to win, just for Rosie :)

*Elsie*
05-03-2005, 03:15 PM
He will win

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 03:17 PM
yeah hope he does :)

Choupi
05-03-2005, 03:18 PM
Hi guys! I'd like to yell Vamos David, but it would feel like some betrayal towards my twin Fabrice... :sad: So may the best win! :D

*Elsie*
05-03-2005, 03:19 PM
David's the best! Btw, I love your new avvie. She is sooo cute!

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 03:24 PM
not good at the moment

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 03:25 PM
David -Santoro 4-5*

hope david can break back

Choupi
05-03-2005, 03:28 PM
David's the best! Btw, I love your new avvie. She is sooo cute!Thanks for the avvie! I'll tell her about it... :D

As for who's the best, well, Fabrice is a fighter, he won't give up before he hears "game, set and match"...Remember, he's my twin! :)

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 03:30 PM
well he lost :( last set was 4-6. Guess it was to early after Munchen!

poor Rosie :sad:

gooner88
05-03-2005, 03:31 PM
Nalbo's out!
At least he'll have a good few days off after his excursions in Munich to prepare for Hamburg, where I expect a good performance from him.

Puschkin
05-03-2005, 03:32 PM
He will win
That's what I thought too, but how does the saying go: It is human to err :sad:

*Elsie*
05-03-2005, 03:33 PM
Nalbo's out!
At least he'll have a good few days off after his excursions in Munich to prepare for Hamburg, where I expect a good performance from him.
I admire your optimism Gooner!

khyber
05-03-2005, 03:33 PM
Hello Khyber, nice to see you here! I am curious what you new avatar will be!
Its James "Bubba" Stewart, a Supercross/Motocross rider. I watched a lot of motorcycle racing this weekend so......

RogiFan88
05-03-2005, 03:34 PM
too bad for David...

*Elsie*
05-03-2005, 03:34 PM
That's what I thought too, but how does the saying go: It is human to err :sad:
So I guess it proves that I am human...

Choupi
05-03-2005, 03:36 PM
That's sad for David. But I guess Munich was too close. I wonder if Rosie will stay there...Anyway, that's not a great present for her birthday. Well, if we consider she's had it in advance, it's better... :D

khyber
05-03-2005, 03:36 PM
I must admit that I would have been really suprised if David won. I figured he would be too tired from the excitment and effort of winning Sunday.

gooner88
05-03-2005, 03:38 PM
I admire your optimism Gooner!

Thanks Connie, however I just felt after last week he wouldn't do anything special in Rome; but I would have expected him to beat Santoro :(
Hamburg was always going to be the bigger event for Nalbo because of all the potential ranking points he could gain.

Denaon
05-03-2005, 03:39 PM
I'm really sorry for David :sad:, though he's got very good chances at Hamburg, I feel confident about it. Now he could use some rest :hug:

justClaudia
05-03-2005, 04:06 PM
David :sad: :sad: what a present he choose to give Rosie...

Anyway I don't know how he played, but I think he was probably a bit tired.And Fabrice is not a piece of cake either...

He will get some rest now..and that can be good.

alexito
05-03-2005, 04:09 PM
david is maybe tired after munich. now, he down ranking, no defend final last year

jazz_girl
05-03-2005, 04:12 PM
To tell you the truth, this didn't surprise me that much...
I hope he can do better in Hamburg!

jazz_girl
05-03-2005, 04:12 PM
David will still remain in the top ten, unless Cañas wins another match.

justClaudia
05-03-2005, 04:23 PM
To tell you the truth, this didn't surprise me that much...
I hope he can do better in Hamburg!

That is why I'm not that sad..

Hamburg will be much better!! ;)

jazz_girl
05-03-2005, 04:30 PM
I know! :)

gravity
05-03-2005, 05:27 PM
Agree, disappointing but no huge surprise. This happens to them all. Better he lose in the first round today than at the French Open in a few weeks. ;) I'm sure he will bounce back quickly in Hamburg.

Tricky_Forehand
05-03-2005, 05:28 PM
I guess it's not too surprising after the week that he had in Munich. Even with a full day off yesterday, he still had to be exhausted :sad: :sad:

I can't remember...did he have any points to defend this week?

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 05:30 PM
yes, last year he made it to the final, where he lost his match against Moya

jazz_girl
05-03-2005, 05:31 PM
He had the final to defend. But nothing next week...

jazz_girl
05-03-2005, 05:32 PM
But unless Cañas wins another match, or Moya makes it to the final or Ljubicic goes far, he'll stay in the top ten, cause Moya is out...

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 05:36 PM
euh..jazz.... 2 times Moya...how can he make it to the final and be out already?

Tricky_Forehand
05-03-2005, 05:37 PM
I can't believe that I forgot :o

I remembered a MS Final but not which one :o

bovenbuuf
05-03-2005, 05:38 PM
but well don't think ranks are that important now, he made a huge step last week in his career, finaly another victory again after so many injuries etc..So well can see why he wants to enjoy that for a while ;) Besides think that he still has this good feeling from last week :)

Betty
05-03-2005, 05:48 PM
I'm sorry for David and Rosie too, Santoro is a :boxing: boy.......

Björki
05-03-2005, 05:51 PM
what a pity David lost. Hope Hamburg will be better.
I am going :)

*Ljubica*
05-03-2005, 06:49 PM
OK - well that match was described by someone very close to David as "total f***ing s**t!" and I could not have put it better myself! David was tired, he was in a bad mood, it was boiling hot and the crowd were really noisy and moved around all the time between points which was making him crazy :devil: Then there was a fire nearby and the helicopters were going overhead the whole time! It was a disaster! But, don't worry, David is fine tonight - just been speaking with him and he is happy - no worries.

Anyway - just off out for birthday dinner.

Ciao for now :wavey:

-ernie-
05-03-2005, 08:36 PM
David :bigcry: This is an evil day, Daniela and David BOTH lost first round :(

-ernie-
05-03-2005, 08:36 PM
his ranking is gonna take a wallop :unsure:

sigmagirl91
05-03-2005, 09:19 PM
Oh, well....we still have Hamburg....

crigazzio
05-03-2005, 09:29 PM
OK - well that match was described by someone very close to David as "total f***ing s**t!" and I could not have put it better myself! David was tired, he was in a bad mood, it was boiling hot and the crowd were really noisy and moved around all the time between points which was making him crazy :devil: Then there was a fire nearby and the helicopters were going overhead the whole time! It was a disaster! But, don't worry, David is fine tonight - just been speaking with him and he is happy - no worries.

Anyway - just off out for birthday dinner.

Ciao for now :wavey:
Is nice to know that he and specially you are fine and have a good day!!Enjoy it girl!!!!
Kiss

sigmagirl91
05-03-2005, 09:37 PM
his ranking is gonna take a wallop :unsure:

Not really. He'll remain top ten if Cañas loses his next match or Ljubicic makes a qf or sf showing. We'll see.....

justClaudia
05-03-2005, 09:57 PM
Thanks for the report Rosie.

I glad to know he is not that sad,and you you're not either. ;)

Have a great dinner :hug:

Gigan
05-03-2005, 10:39 PM
http://www.telecomitaliamasters.it/public/pop_nal.jpg

03/05/2005 17:45 - NALBANDIAN FALLS AT FIRST HURDLE



Fabrice Santoro of France has beaten last year's Rome finalist David Nalbandian 64 16 64 on court number one.
The number eight seed, who has been plagued by injury throughout his career, had been expected to do well after winnig his third career title last week in Munich.
But Santoro, a finalist in Tunis though better known as a doubles player, proved too consistent for the Argentine. The Tahiti-born Frenchman will play the winner of italy's wildcard Davide Sanguinetti and Max Mirnyi in the second round.
"I had that match won," Nalbandian said after his defeat.
"I was 4-3 up 40-15 and serving but it just escaped me. It was incredible."

OK David stay cool, go win next!!!

________________________________________
:wavey: Andre Agassi forever :wavey:

RogiFan88
05-03-2005, 10:51 PM
Santoro sure picks his moments...

I noticed how unruly the crowd is all throughout the matches...

Pobre de David...

Yanina
05-04-2005, 12:56 AM
I can't believe it... It's incredible! I don't know what happened, he really close to the victory... I have to confess, I'm angry.


janis*

*Elsie*
05-04-2005, 08:40 AM
Thanks for the report Rosie. I only saw the last two games and it's true it was "total f***ing s**t!" I am sure you had a great evening anyway.

Choupi
05-04-2005, 09:26 AM
Thanks for the report Rosie! And I know I come a bit late but I hope you've had a wonderfull time with your birthday dinner. :D

sigmagirl91
05-04-2005, 10:33 AM
Rosie, how was the b-day celebration?

jazz_girl
05-04-2005, 10:42 AM
David's quote:
"Nada más debo decir que se trató de un partido increíble, que se me escapó. Me confié demasiado y creo que es algo que debo aprender para el futuro. No lo tomo como un golpe, porque no lo fue. Simplemente, se trató de un mal día y estoy seguro de que voy a llegar a Hamburgo y a Roland Garros de la mejor manera"
"All I have to say is that it was an unbelieveable match, that escaped from me. I was overconfident and I think that's something I have to learn in the future. I don't take it as a puch, cause it wasn't one. It simplly was a bad day and I'm sure I'll get to Hamburg and Roland Garros in the best way"

sigmagirl91
05-04-2005, 10:49 AM
David's quote:
"Nada más debo decir que se trató de un partido increíble, que se me escapó. Me confié demasiado y creo que es algo que debo aprender para el futuro. No lo tomo como un golpe, porque no lo fue. Simplemente, se trató de un mal día y estoy seguro de que voy a llegar a Hamburgo y a Roland Garros de la mejor manera"
"All I have to say is that it was an unbelieveable match, that escaped from me. I was overconfident and I think that's something I have to learn in the future. I don't take it as a puch, cause it wasn't one. It simplly was a bad day and I'm sure I'll get to Hamburg and Roland Garros in the best way"

Overconfidence? OK....

jazz_girl
05-04-2005, 10:56 AM
Maybe that's the reason why he usually gets broken after he breaks...
Here's from another newspaper:
"Ese set lo jugué bien, fue el único. Al comienzo me costó porque las condiciones eran muy diferentes a las de Munich. Y en el tercero, como dije antes, me confié. Perdí un partido increíble"
"I played well the second set, it was the only one. At the start it was hard cause the conditions were too different from Munich. And in the third, like I said before, I was overconfident. I lost an incredible match".
-Will this loss affect you?
-No, it was a bad day, that's it...You'll see everything will be going well again.
http://www.clarin.com.ar/diario/2005/05/04/deportes/d-04901.htm

sigmagirl91
05-04-2005, 10:57 AM
Maybe that's the reason why he usually gets broken after he breaks...
Here's from another newspaper:
"Ese set lo jugué bien, fue el único. Al comienzo me costó porque las condiciones eran muy diferentes a las de Munich. Y en el tercero, como dije antes, me confié. Perdí un partido increíble"
"I played well the second set, it was the only one. At the start it was hard cause the conditions were too different from Munich. And in the third, like I said before, I was overconfident. I lost an incredible match".
-Will this loss affect you?
-No, it was a bad day, that's it...You'll see everything will be going well again.
http://www.clarin.com.ar/diario/2005/05/04/deportes/d-04901.htm


Focus, dude...fooooocus......

jazz_girl
05-04-2005, 10:58 AM
Let's hope he finally learns from this!!!

sigmagirl91
05-04-2005, 11:00 AM
Really. Geez, David.....

bovenbuuf
05-04-2005, 11:16 AM
thanks Jime..:)

justClaudia
05-04-2005, 04:27 PM
Thanks Jime ;)

patatazia
05-05-2005, 11:51 AM
One pic that I took in Rome, he was training with Max Mirnyi

http://img241.echo.cx/img241/7889/dscf15032fq.th.jpg (http://img241.echo.cx/my.php?image=dscf15032fq.jpg)