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frula08
06-10-2005, 07:24 PM
what can we expect from him in wimbledon?.

Björki
06-10-2005, 07:41 PM
Is Rosie going? :lol:

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 08:35 PM
Is Rosie going? :lol:

:devil: I will walk in 5 minutes before David's matches and walk out 5 minutes after :devil: So - yes I will be there, but whether that constitutes being at Wimbledon is a matter of opinion!! I see it very much as a chore and a duty - (a bit like going to the dentists!) - and I'll go because I don't want to desert David and the Team in one of their most important moments of the year - but I definately do NOT see it as a pleasure!!!!

gooner88
06-10-2005, 08:35 PM
I expect nothing. Anything that comes is a bonus.
Tennis wise and mentally Nalbo is not himself currently, but a good run at SW19 would do him the world of good.
If he gets a good draw, who knows!

jazz_girl
06-10-2005, 08:53 PM
I'm not expecting much at all. Although I'll be terribly shocked if he loses in the first round or makes it to the final :lol: He usually gets to the fourth round or QF in these kind of events, and since I haven't seen him playing on grass (Schuettler's match does not count at all) I'll have to wait and see what happens there.

frula08
06-10-2005, 09:11 PM
i will give my oppinion, i dont deny that would be a surprise to me if he plays very well and reach QF or semis, but you never know what to expect from him, and i think is the reason about we are always waiting this kind of tournaments very anxiously, because he can go there and play as you have never seen him, very good or very bad.
i think that he is going to do a good tournament, but this tournaments depends a lot of the draw.

jazz_girl
06-10-2005, 09:25 PM
I think it depends on his motivation and then on the draw, cause if he's in a good day, he can beat anyone. Although, having Mirnyi, Karlovic or Rusedski in the first round wouldn't be great...

sigmagirl91
06-10-2005, 09:28 PM
Good luck at Wimby, David, cause you sure as hell will need it.

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 09:35 PM
I think it depends on his motivation and then on the draw, cause if he's in a good day, he can beat anyone. Although, having Mirnyi, Karlovic or Rusedski in the first round wouldn't be great...

Awwww Jime - are you trying to depress me more than ever.................. :sad: Wimbledon depresses me enough as it is, and having watched Karlovic beat Hewitt at Queens on the TV this afternoon - well, if I had to sit through even 3 sets of him there I would probably kill someone - maybe even myself because it would put me out of my misery caused by watching him. Greg would be vile too because I would have to put up with 15,000 Brits shouting "Come on Greg" - :banghead:

jazz_girl
06-10-2005, 09:39 PM
:lol: I usually scare them away when I mention some rivals before the draw is made, don't worry ;) I was gonna mention Ferrer as well, although he doesn't scare me in the surface...although Youzhny is worth mentioning, right?

sophia_c
06-10-2005, 09:49 PM
Well I tend to agree with both of you...Karlovic is dangerous but Hewitt wasn't there today...Youzny on the other hand...we don't want to see him at all :eek:

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 09:50 PM
:lol: I usually scare them away when I mention some rivals before the draw is made, don't worry ;) I was gonna mention Ferrer as well, although he doesn't scare me in the surface...although Youzhny is worth mentioning, right?

Ah - yes - Youzhny - I had almost forgotten him! I think you could mention Mark Phillippoussis, Max Mirnyi and our new Brit hope Andy Murray too. Murray has a big serve, a Wild Card and is scarily good for a young kid. He has a real attitude too and David will HATE him :devil: Yes -please add him to your "scare" list!!!

jazz_girl
06-10-2005, 09:53 PM
Ok, let's hope we don't hear of Murray and Philippoussis either...

sophia_c
06-10-2005, 09:54 PM
Oh god...the list is growing longer....

frula08
06-10-2005, 09:59 PM
please no more young boys, i had enough with baghdatis, i prefer mirnyi or any other one, but no a young kid that david doesnt know at all.

sophia_c
06-10-2005, 10:02 PM
Lets just wait and see when the draw comes out...I don't want to think bad things at all about his performance...so I'm remaining in a positive frame of mind for now...and I'm hoping he gets as far as possible...

jazz_girl
06-10-2005, 10:06 PM
It would be nice to see him getting far :)

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 10:22 PM
please no more young boys, i had enough with baghdatis, i prefer mirnyi or any other one, but no a young kid that david doesnt know at all.


Murray is much younger than Baghdatis (still a teenager), amd would have all the crowd behind him. He is also a bit of a Hewitt-type character - shakes his fist all the time and says "come on" at his opponent's mistakes - real arrogant little so-and-so - I hate him already :devil: They call him our new Tim Henman - but he is nowhere near as nice as Tim. And I really, really don't want David to draw him!!

sophia_c
06-10-2005, 10:25 PM
Murray is much younger than Baghdatis (still a teenager), amd would have all the crowd behind him. He is also a bit of a Hewitt-type character - shakes his fist all the time and says "come on" at his opponent's mistakes - real arrogant little so-and-so - I hate him already :devil: They call him our new Tim Henman - but he is nowhere near as nice as Tim. And I really, really don't want David to draw him!!

Oh my god Rosie...strong words :haha: ....I hope David doesn't get him either....

frula08
06-10-2005, 10:48 PM
Murray is much younger than Baghdatis (still a teenager), amd would have all the crowd behind him. He is also a bit of a Hewitt-type character - shakes his fist all the time and says "come on" at his opponent's mistakes - real arrogant little so-and-so - I hate him already :devil: They call him our new Tim Henman - but he is nowhere near as nice as Tim. And I really, really don't want David to draw him!!


i saw him playing yesterday aginst johansson, and in RG against an argentinian junior called del potro, who complained about murray´s behaviour on the court, and let me tell you that i didnt see him as a very good player, i saw him like monfils, who was called to do a huge RG, and did not play good at all.anyway if you say that would be better for david not to play against him i respect your decission

Kiank
06-10-2005, 10:54 PM
David is never considered a top grass court player, but something tells me he will succeed one day again at Wimbledon. Maybe next year, after improving his serve?

*Ljubica*
06-10-2005, 10:56 PM
i saw him playing yesterday aginst johansson, and in RG against an argentinian junior called del potro, who complained about murray´s behaviour on the court, and let me tell you that i didnt see him as a very good player, i saw him like monfils, who was called to do a huge RG, and did not play good at all.anyway if you say that would be better for david not to play against him i respect your decission

I think the combination of his attitude, the slippery grass court (that he is much more used to than David), and the crowd's support could be dangerous for David in his current fragile state of mind. Look how Murray almost beat Johansson yesterday, and he is a much calmer character than David. In fact I think he could have beaten him if not for those cramps. I didn't know the Argentine guy had complained about his attitude, but it doesn't suprirse me at all. I've seen him play a few times now (including Davis Cup for Great Britian earlier this year), and he is very arrogant for one so young.

gooner88
06-10-2005, 11:36 PM
Over 5 sets Nalbo would overwhelm Murray.
Physically Murray would not last the distance with Nalbo on current evidence.
Nalbo's serve needs to be in good condition to have a good run at Wimby, because in my opinion the serve is the most important shot on grass because of the speed of the surface. If he can get a high 1st serve % and holds the majority of his service games, he can go far.
With his returns he can break serve at will, even against the likes of Karlovic.

*Ljubica*
06-11-2005, 10:13 AM
Over 5 sets Nalbo would overwhelm Murray.
Physically Murray would not last the distance with Nalbo on current evidence.
Nalbo's serve needs to be in good condition to have a good run at Wimby, because in my opinion the serve is the most important shot on grass because of the speed of the surface. If he can get a high 1st serve % and holds the majority of his service games, he can go far.
With his returns he can break serve at will, even against the likes of Karlovic.

I agree, which is why I don't see David getting very far at Wimbledon. Grass is an almost totally serve-dominated surface these days, - and let's face it - David's serve is s*** and he gets broken more times than almost any other player in the Top 30! The fact he still wins matches is because his return of serve is so good that he can break most players quite frequently on clay and hard surfaces, but big servers like Roddick, Karlovic, Mirnyi etc are virtually impossible to break on grass which is why I hate the surface so much. Just look at Hewitt yesterday - supposedly the best returner in the game and he couldn't get a handle on Karlovic's serve to save his life.

frula08
06-11-2005, 09:12 PM
i think that his serve with slice can bother a lot on grass, i always say that is service even whenit is not fast bothers a lot to all the players, he wins a lot of points with his first service, the main problem is that he doesnt connect a lot of first services, if he can do it in wimbledon he can give troubles to everybody.
I dont really know what to expect, you never know with david, but i have faith in him.

justClaudia
06-11-2005, 10:16 PM
Hey everyone :wavey:

Good luck at Wimbly David.

Don't really know what to expect..so I guess I'll expect nothing, what comes along is a plus.
Anyway..could grass be more boring?? :zzz:

Take care everyone and see you soon :kiss:

*Ljubica*
06-11-2005, 10:49 PM
Hey everyone :wavey:

Good luck at Wimbly David.

Don't really know what to expect..so I guess I'll expect nothing, what comes along is a plus.
Anyway..could grass be more boring?? :zzz:

Take care everyone and see you soon :kiss:

You sound like you need to join NicoFan's Elitist Clay Court Snob Club over in GM :yeah: All the best people are joining!!

justClaudia
06-11-2005, 10:58 PM
You sound like you need to join NicoFan's Elitist Clay Court Snob Club over in GM :yeah: All the best people are joining!!


Rosie..thank god I've been away for a while..a I will still be away for some time.
Grass makes me :zzz:

Sorry!! But it does!

jazz_girl
06-12-2005, 01:30 PM
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v3/pagina.jsp?pagId=994061
I don't know if you know this, but David is in Buenos Aires, according to Olé, he wanted to check something with the doctors, and will be travelling on tuesday to play in the exhibition.

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 02:13 PM
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v3/pagina.jsp?pagId=994061
I don't know if you know this, but David is in Buenos Aires, according to Olé, he wanted to check something with the doctors, and will be travelling on tuesday to play in the exhibition.

I wonder what that is.

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 02:21 PM
http://www.ole.clarin.com/jsp/v3/pagina.jsp?pagId=994061
I don't know if you know this, but David is in Buenos Aires, according to Olé, he wanted to check something with the doctors, and will be travelling on tuesday to play in the exhibition.

Oh I hope he is okay....and its just a precaution...best to be safe...

frula08
06-12-2005, 03:12 PM
i think that this trip maybe was to distract a little, to be with his friends, and not be thinking on tennis at every moment of the day.

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 03:15 PM
i think that this trip maybe was to distract a little, to be with his friends, and not be thinking on tennis at every moment of the day.

Maybe so, but we hope the doctor's visit is a precaution.

frula08
06-12-2005, 03:26 PM
in that newspaper does not say a thing about doctors, says that he is here in argentina to prepare his body.
i think that is talking about training hard here.

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 03:28 PM
in that newspaper does not say a thing about doctors, says that he is here in argentina to prepare his body.
i think that is talking about training hard here.

I was just going on what jazz said.

*Ljubica*
06-12-2005, 03:29 PM
in that newspaper does not say a thing about doctors, says that he is here in argentina to prepare his body.
i think that is talking about training hard here.

It also says the exhibition is in Liverpool when it's actually about 400 km from Liverpool......there is an exhibition match going on in Liverpool today though - maybe they're getting confused.

frula08
06-12-2005, 03:29 PM
what i understand is what i said, i think is talking about body training here.
maybe a talk with mancini also.

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 03:35 PM
It also says the exhibition is in Liverpool when it's actually about 400 km from Liverpool......there is an exhibition match going on in Liverpool today though - maybe they're getting confused.

Someone's confused, for sure.

frula08
06-12-2005, 03:37 PM
Someone's confused, for sure.

it would be good to know who, if not we are going to become mad very soon.

*Ljubica*
06-12-2005, 03:41 PM
it would be good to know who, if not we are going to become mad very soon.

Thought we already were ;)

frula08
06-12-2005, 03:43 PM
Thought we already were ;)

probably yes.

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 03:44 PM
Thought we already were ;)

Me too. :o

gravity
06-12-2005, 05:24 PM
Is anyone here going to Royal Wimbledon this year?

Betty
06-12-2005, 05:38 PM
Is anyone here going to Royal Wimbledon this year?
noooooooooooooooooooooo...:bigcry: i'd like so much going there..but :sad:

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 05:47 PM
Is anyone here going to Royal Wimbledon this year?

No...although I generally enjoy it...I'm away in Berlin on a school trip for the first week and working the second...this will be the first time I haven't been there for about 8 years... :eek: oh well...I'll just keep check on the scores and watch all the coverage I can from the good old BBC...listen to John McEnroe and Boris Becker's commentary and laugh :D ...they can be entertaining....

Betty
06-12-2005, 05:57 PM
No...although I generally enjoy it...I'm away in Berlin on a school trip for the first week and working the second...this will be the first time I haven't been there for about 8 years... :eek: oh well...I'll just keep check on the scores and watch all the coverage I can from the good old BBC...listen to John McEnroe and Boris Becker's commentary and laugh :D ...they can be entertaining....
school trip in july? :rolleyes: when do u have your summer holiday? :confused:
for 8 years..lucky girl :D

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 06:06 PM
school trip in july? :rolleyes: when do u have your summer holiday? :confused:
for 8 years..lucky girl :D

No Betty...school trip the first week...June 22nd to 25th...and our vacations begin on July 22nd until the beginning of September...so six weeks off...I think I'll go to the gym every day to get myself back to normal...and then look for a new job.

gooner88
06-12-2005, 06:10 PM
Please, no injuries!
I hope it was just a precautionary check on Nalbo.
I'm not going to Wimby because I can't stand those queues. I'm going to be watching it on the BBC because their coverage is good and I have the option of watching any of 5 courts through interactive.

*Ljubica*
06-12-2005, 06:17 PM
Is anyone here going to Royal Wimbledon this year?

My hatred of the sacred lawns of the AELTC is well documented here gravity and I avoid the place like the plague :devil: Because I would feel guilty not going there to support David after all the other tournaments I go to ( he knows I live incredibly close to Wimbledon), I'll have to make an appearance there, (even though I did once consider "throwing a sickie" and telling Team "N" I was too ill to go!), but it will literally be a case of walk in 5 minutes before his matches and walk out 5 minutes after.

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 06:30 PM
My hatred of the sacred lawns of the AELTC is well documented here gravity and I avoid the place like the plague :devil: Because I would feel guilty not going there to support David after all the other tournaments I go to ( he knows I live incredibly close to Wimbledon), I'll have to make an appearance there, (even though I did once consider "throwing a sickie" and telling Team "N" I was too ill to go!), but it will literally be a case of walk in 5 minutes before his matches and walk out 5 minutes after.

C'mon Rosie...you love it really ;) and you have to admit the highlight is paying £5 for 5 strawberries....personally I would rather get there at about 10am and just watch the practice courts and then just avoid the crowds altogether...

*Ljubica*
06-12-2005, 06:36 PM
[QUOTE=sophia_c]C'mon Rosie...you love it really ;) and you have to admit the highlight is paying £5 for 5 strawberries....personally I would rather get there at about 10am and just watch the practice courts and then just avoid the crowds altogether...[/QUOTE

Hey Sophie - what are you doing wrong girl? You're supposed to get someone else to pay the £5.00 for the strawberries for you! As for the practice courts - even with accreditation you can't get anywhere near them :devil: :devil:

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 06:43 PM
[QUOTE=sophia_c]C'mon Rosie...you love it really ;) and you have to admit the highlight is paying £5 for 5 strawberries....personally I would rather get there at about 10am and just watch the practice courts and then just avoid the crowds altogether...[/QUOTE

Hey Sophie - what are you doing wrong girl? You're supposed to get someone else to pay the £5.00 for the strawberries for you! As for the practice courts - even with accreditation you can't get anywhere near them :devil: :devil:

WEll Rose...my bad luck with the guys is legendary...so I'm still searching for the guy to pay for the strawberries...guess it doesn't matter so much this year though...as for the practice courts...I know what you mean ;) ...but I have to say...I didn't have a problem getting there with the right pass...again not a problem this year :mad: ...my Mister :cool: is still wandering this planet unaware of the lovely me :lol:

*Ljubica*
06-12-2005, 07:04 PM
[QUOTE=Rosie]

WEll Rose...my luck bad luck with the guys is legendary...so I'm still searching for the guy to pay for the strawberries...guess it doesn't matter so much this year though...as for the practice courts...I know what you mean ;) ...but I have to say...I didn't have a problem getting there with the right pass...again not a problem this year :mad: ...my Mister :cool: is still wandering this planet unaware of the lovely me :lol:

Then when he finds you, it will be all the sweeter for you both :hug: And I know you can get to the Practice Courts eventually - but it's just always such a hassle there - crushing and queueing everywhere, usually wet and cold :devil: and full of clueless idtios who think clay is only there to make pots with :devil:

Betty
06-12-2005, 07:13 PM
No Betty...school trip the first week...June 22nd to 25th...and our vacations begin on July 22nd until the beginning of September...so six weeks off...I think I'll go to the gym every day to get myself back to normal...and then look for a new job.
everyday gym Omg :eek: I'm going 3 day in a week and i'm a little :retard:
why do u find a new job if i can ask u :)

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 07:16 PM
No Betty...school trip the first week...June 22nd to 25th...and our vacations begin on July 22nd until the beginning of September...so six weeks off...I think I'll go to the gym every day to get myself back to normal...and then look for a new job.

A new job? I am too. I don't know if I'll look for a teaching position or pursue the opening in the first-year experience office. Either way, it's a good way to practice the skills I've learned thus far as a teacher.

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 07:17 PM
Please, no injuries!
I hope it was just a precautionary check on Nalbo.
I'm not going to Wimby because I can't stand those queues. I'm going to be watching it on the BBC because their coverage is good and I have the option of watching any of 5 courts through interactive.

I hope there isn't either (please no)....

Betty
06-12-2005, 07:18 PM
OMG it need all we looking for a new job...ok drink toghether :D

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 07:19 PM
What do you have in mind? I want some scotch, bourbon, whiskey, and gin all mixed together. I want to get effed up!!! :o

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 07:20 PM
everyday gym Omg :eek: I'm going 3 day in a week and i'm a little :retard:
why do u find a new job if i can ask u :)

Well Betty..I'm an all or nothing girl...I either go all the time or I never go...thats just me....and the new job...well I still will stay in teaching but just at a different school. So far I have had no luck finding another job so I guess come September I will end up working for my Dad...he is an architect...I think I could become good at answering the phone ;) and checking out the MTF all day :lol: even though that would not be great for my professional development...I'm also thinking of making a trip...I always fancied travelling so maybe Spain, which I love.... to teach English...who knows...I will have no ties soon so I guess I can do what I please.

Betty
06-12-2005, 07:23 PM
I always fancied travelling so maybe Spain, which I love.... to teach English...who knows...I will have no ties soon so I guess I can do what I please.
it will be wonderfull for me, trip and work ;) ....and I think for your curriculum :D

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 07:27 PM
it will be wonderfull for me, trip and work ;) ....and I think for your curriculum :D

Yeah...its just a thought at the moment...I've had a bad year so far so I think I need to do something different for me...oh btw...I have my tickets to U2...next weekend...I wanted Saturday but I got Sunday...I'm trying to change them but I doubt that will happen now...but either day is fine by me.....Sunday has Athlete and the Doves as the warm up show....looking forward to it already ;)

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 07:28 PM
What do you have in mind? I want some scotch, bourbon, whiskey, and gin all mixed together. I want to get effed up!!! :o

Wow :eek: ...what a cocktail!!!...I don't think I'll join in...I'm a good girl...I've given up alcohol :angel:

Betty
06-12-2005, 07:29 PM
Yeah...its just a thought at the moment...I've had a bad year so far so I think I need to do something different for me...oh btw...I have my tickets to U2...next weekend...I wanted Saturday but I got Sunday...I'm trying to change them but I doubt that will happen now...but either day is fine by me.....Sunday has Athlete and the Doves as the warm up show....looking forward to it already ;)
u2 ...what a song..what a words...I love Bono :D Soph enjoy a lot :angel:

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 07:30 PM
...I'm also thinking of making a trip...I always fancied travelling so maybe Spain, which I love.... to teach English...who knows...I will have no ties soon so I guess I can do what I please.

Best of luck to you. You know they have listings all the time for such positions. Oh, and if you need anything, let me know. I know by the end of the year, I will have tons of English-type stuff.

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 07:30 PM
Wow :eek: ...what a cocktail!!!...I don't think I'll join in...I'm a good girl...I've given up alcohol :angel:

Right now, strong drink is in order.

Betty
06-12-2005, 07:32 PM
What do you have in mind? I want some scotch, bourbon, whiskey, and gin all mixed together. I want to get effed up!!! :o
sure a mixed ;) I'm not so good girl like Soph

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 07:34 PM
Best of luck to you. You know they have listings all the time for such positions. Oh, and if you need anything, let me know. I know by the end of the year, I will have tons of English-type stuff.

Why thanks Tiff...if I go to Spain I know where I will end up...probably Madrid...my favourite place besides London of course....I also have friends in Australia so who knows...all I know is I have to get away from here for a while....but the destination still needs a lot of contemplation....

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 07:35 PM
sure a mixed ;) I'm not so good girl like Soph

OK, we'll both get effed up and end up looking like :retard: I need that sometimes, you know.

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 07:36 PM
Why thanks Tiff...if I go to Spain I know where I will end up...probably Madrid...my favourite place besides London of course....I also have friends in Australia so who knows...all I know is I have to get away from here for a while....but the destination still needs a lot of contemplation....

Take your time. I'm sure, when it's time to make a decision, the timing will be right-and the money too, of course. I want to go ahead and get my resume and stuff up to HR and put in for this position before they post it. I would love to work with the freshman students.

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 07:38 PM
OK, we'll both get effed up and end up looking like :retard: I need that sometimes, you know.

I used to do that all the time...but you know these days I really can't do it...I think I developed a bad reaction to alcohol...and despite the fact that I feel like utter s*** at the moment....I have no desire to drink at all...I guess it just means I'm no alcoholic....(surprising...given my addictive nature)

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 07:38 PM
I used to do that all the time...but you know these days I really can't do it...I think I developed a bad reaction to alcohol...and despite the fact that I feel like utter s*** at the moment....I have no desire to drink at all...I guess it just means I'm no alcoholic....(surprising...given my addictive nature)

Rest is in order for you then. Feel better, Soph.

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 07:42 PM
Take your time. I'm sure, when it's time to make a decision, the timing will be right-and the money too, of course. I want to go ahead and get my resume and stuff up to HR and put in for this position before they post it. I would love to work with the freshman students.

Well good luck with that...I will sort the money out...I'll sell my car.....I hardly ever use it anyway...its a pointless waste of money....I'm already thinking of downsizing anyway...I fancy a BMW Mini....thats more like it for me...rather than a BMW 325i which I have now....or I need a soft top...to attract the :cool: guys.....either way...that should bring in some revenue...

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 07:48 PM
Well good luck with that...I will sort the money out...I'll sell my car.....I hardly ever use it anyway...its a pointless waste of money....I'm already thinking of downsizing anyway...I fancy a BMW Mini....thats more like it for me...rather than a BMW 325i which I have now....or I need a soft top...to attract the :cool: guys.....either way...that should bring in some revenue...

Sounds good. When do you expect everything to happen? Is this a "now" thing?

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 07:52 PM
Sounds good. When do you expect everything to happen? Is this a "now" thing?

Well my last day at work is July 22nd and I have the summer with my parents and sister...possibly in Spain...we always go there. I did have some plans but they have fallen through so yeah...travelling from September seems to be my best bet...I don't want to get to a stage when I regret things I didn't do...sometimes you just need to be wreckless...take off and well I can do that now...so I guess it is a "now" thing...

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 08:24 PM
Well my last day at work is July 22nd and I have the summer with my parents and sister...possibly in Spain...we always go there. I did have some plans but they have fallen through so yeah...travelling from September seems to be my best bet...I don't want to get to a stage when I regret things I didn't do...sometimes you just need to be wreckless...take off and well I can do that now...so I guess it is a "now" thing...

I agree. You just never know, do you?

gravity
06-12-2005, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the replies. I rarely bother attending Wimbledon although I might stop by for a couple days this year and wander the outside courts.

I do have a lot of work to catchup on though the next two months. :p

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 09:06 PM
Thanks for the replies. I rarely bother attending Wimbledon although I might stop by for a couple days this year and wander the outside courts.

I do have a lot of work to catchup on though the next two months. :p

So, why are you chatting with me? :D

gravity
06-12-2005, 09:07 PM
Hey Sophie - what are you doing wrong girl? You're supposed to get someone else to pay the £5.00 for the strawberries for you! As for the practice courts - even with accreditation you can't get anywhere near them :devil: :devil:

even if you slip security 20p?

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 09:09 PM
Thanks for the replies. I rarely bother attending Wimbledon although I might stop by for a couple days this year and wander the outside courts.

I do have a lot of work to catchup on though the next two months. :p

The first week at the outside courts can be a lot of fun if the weather is nice...and so far where is our summer :eek:

gravity
06-12-2005, 09:20 PM
The first week at the outside courts can be a lot of fun if the weather is nice...and so far where is our summer :eek:

:haha: you cursed our summer with all your bold predictions about heatwaves and beach parties. In fact, your positive thoughts about the weather were the only way Argentines could get me to board the plane and come home. So hmmmmmmmmm thanks Sophia, thank you very much. :yeah: :p

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 09:25 PM
:haha: you cursed our summer with all your bold predictions about heatwaves and beach parties. In fact, your positive thoughts about the weather were the only way Argentines could get me to board the plane and come home. So hmmmmmmmmm thanks Sophia, thank you very much. :yeah: :p

Oh c'mon give a girl a break...I'm a history teacher not a weather girl :D ...and I was listening to the BBC weather and we all know how they can get it wrong :rolleyes:

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 09:26 PM
anyway...its almost winter in Argentina....you need to go back later in the year....

gravity
06-12-2005, 09:55 PM
I forgive you. Truth is I needed to come home anyway and work... so the weatherman did me a huge favour. I have three months to get everything in place here, then I go to Buenos Aires in September and launch our new business. That is the plan anyway. :p

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 10:00 PM
I forgive you. Truth is I needed to come home anyway and work... so the weatherman did me a huge favour. I have three months to get everything in place here, then I go to Buenos Aires in September and launch our new business. That is the plan anyway. :p

Buenos Aires is on my travel agenda for October....if all goes to plan....

*Ljubica*
06-12-2005, 10:04 PM
even if you slip security 20p?

They'll do it for 10p if you ask them nicely :angel:

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 10:07 PM
They'll do it for 10p if you ask them nicely :angel:

I'll ask 'em nicely.

*Ljubica*
06-12-2005, 10:08 PM
I'll ask 'em nicely.

:angel:

gravity
06-12-2005, 10:08 PM
Buenos Aires is on my travel agenda for October....if all goes to plan....

I hope the plans work out for you, you'll love it out there. I recommend at least one visit to Buenos Aires to everyone.

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 10:09 PM
:angel:


I always ask nicely. :angel:

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 10:09 PM
I'll ask 'em nicely.

I bet you will :D

gravity
06-12-2005, 10:10 PM
They'll do it for 10p if you ask them nicely :angel:

I always do. For some reason though, I have a feeling I'll be escorted out of there pronto accompanied by the police..... if I try it.

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 10:11 PM
I hope the plans work out for you, you'll love it out there. I recommend at least one visit to Buenos Aires to everyone.


Well the plans were going very well until about 10 days ago...since then there has been a slight hitch...I'm just hoping it will be all sorted out soon...

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 10:13 PM
I always do. For some reason though, I have a feeling I'll be escorted out of there pronto accompanied by the police..... if I try it.

I think the probability of that happening could be very high :lol:

*Ljubica*
06-12-2005, 10:15 PM
I always do. For some reason though, I have a feeling I'll be escorted out of there pronto accompanied by the police..... if I try it.

If I am there - I promise to look after you gravity :angel:

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 10:18 PM
I bet you will :D

I'll "f***" with 'em (and I mean that in every sense of the word). :angel:

sophia_c
06-12-2005, 10:20 PM
:wavey: good night all..I have to be up at 5.30am...my parents are off to Spain to play golf ....luckily we live close to the airport...they need to be dropped off by 6.45am at the latest...and it seems I got the job...lucky me :(

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 10:23 PM
:wavey: good night all..I have to be up at 5.30am...my parents are off to Spain to play golf ....luckily we live close to the airport...they need to be dropped off by 6.45am at the latest...and it seems I got the job...lucky me :(


Grrrr..don't you hate it?

*Ljubica*
06-12-2005, 10:28 PM
I'll "f***" with 'em (and I mean that in every sense of the word). :angel:

You obviously haven't seen any of them!!! :devil: And I have to get up at 5.30am too Sophie - to go to "hell" - a "hell" with no Internet connection - :devil: :devil:

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 10:29 PM
You obviously haven't seen any of them!!! :devil: And I have to get up at 5.30am too Sophie - to go to "hell" - a "hell" with no Internet connection - :devil: :devil:

They can't look as bad as the thing that came to fix my computer a few weeks ago. Say it ain't so. Say they don't have BO and wear argyle. If they do, they're instantly on the "not" list.

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 10:30 PM
You obviously haven't seen any of them!!! :devil: And I have to get up at 5.30am too Sophie - to go to "hell" - a "hell" with no Internet connection - :devil: :devil:

"Hell" is no good without Internet...nah j/k.

*Ljubica*
06-12-2005, 10:35 PM
They can't look as bad as the thing that came to fix my computer a few weeks ago. Say it ain't so. Say they don't have BO and wear argyle. If they do, they're instantly on the "not" list.

Worse than than - much worse................ :eek: And on that note I have to go to bed - sleep well my friends :wavey: I will be here at 6.00am tomorrow to check on the night's exciting goings on!!!!!

sigmagirl91
06-12-2005, 10:45 PM
Worse than than - much worse................ :eek: And on that note I have to go to bed - sleep well my friends :wavey: I will be here at 6.00am tomorrow to check on the night's exciting goings on!!!!!

By the time you wake up, I'll be drooling in the pillow. Talk to you soon.

Tricky_Forehand
06-13-2005, 07:26 AM
You guys are already up to a 3rd page of messages and Wimby hasn't even started :eek: :lol:

Am I the only one feeling a bit pessimistic about David even reaching the round of 16? :sad: . Sorry to be such a downer.

Betty
06-13-2005, 07:28 AM
OK, we'll both get effed up and end up looking like :retard: I need that sometimes, you know.

U know usually i don't drink a lot cause when I :smash: I always said bad word agaist the ppl near me..and i don't know why :o :o so finally I don't drink so much :devil: ..but for one right cause, i'm ready ;)

sigmagirl91
06-13-2005, 08:39 AM
You guys are already up to a 3rd page of messages and Wimby hasn't even started :eek: :lol:

Am I the only one feeling a bit pessimistic about David even reaching the round of 16? :sad: . Sorry to be such a downer.

I don't see him getting out of the first round, but hey....stranger things have happened.

jazz_girl
06-13-2005, 01:08 PM
Guys, just so you know...I've asked some people about that ESPN comment that was made here and then deleted, well, no one has heard that from ESPN nor anywhere else. So, I guess it was just a very stupid rumor. Othrwise David would know that already and wouldn't be planning to on going to the exhibition, wimbledon and above all, Mancini wouldn't have confirmed him yesterday as the only singlist for sure in the DC ;)

bovenbuuf
06-13-2005, 01:55 PM
thanks Jime for clearing it up :)

frula08
06-13-2005, 04:19 PM
Guys, just so you know...I've asked some people about that ESPN comment that was made here and then deleted, well, no one has heard that from ESPN nor anywhere else. So, I guess it was just a very stupid rumor. Othrwise David would know that already and wouldn't be planning to on going to the exhibition, wimbledon and above all, Mancini wouldn't have confirmed him yesterday as the only singlist for sure in the DC ;)


sorry, what comment?.

Ti-Anne
06-13-2005, 05:58 PM
I don't see him getting out of the first round, but hey....stranger things have happened.

Oh come on, a little bit of optimism has never killed anyone... :devil: Let's be positive, I think what David needs most are positive things and positive fans, which I seldom see around here as a matter of fact... :confused:

sophia_c
06-13-2005, 05:59 PM
Guys, just so you know...I've asked some people about that ESPN comment that was made here and then deleted, well, no one has heard that from ESPN nor anywhere else. So, I guess it was just a very stupid rumor. Othrwise David would know that already and wouldn't be planning to on going to the exhibition, wimbledon and above all, Mancini wouldn't have confirmed him yesterday as the only singlist for sure in the DC ;)

Yeah thanks Jime for that...it was a bit strange last night...I guess there would be no way he would be planning things if it were true...so glad there is nothing anywhere to confirm it...

justClaudia
06-13-2005, 06:18 PM
I am a bit lost..what rumour??

Sophia..help..someone plz ???

*Ljubica*
06-13-2005, 06:19 PM
I will PM you Claudia - we don't want it all bought up again here.

frula08
06-13-2005, 06:37 PM
rose, could you tell me by mail what is the rumor everybody is talknig about?.
frulala08@hotmail.com

and please tell me something about the exhibition and when david is playing.

jazz_girl
06-13-2005, 06:45 PM
All I know about the exhibition is that David will be playing J. Johansson first and then if he wins, the winner of Gonzalez/Philippoussis, if he loses then he'll play the loser of those two.

justClaudia
06-13-2005, 06:50 PM
I will PM you Claudia - we don't want it all bought up again here.


Thanks Rosie ;)

bovenbuuf
06-13-2005, 06:54 PM
All I know about the exhibition is that David will be playing J. Johansson first and then if he wins, the winner of Gonzalez/Philippoussis, if he loses then he'll play the loser of those two.
are you sure about Phili at the exhibition...he is in the Rosmalen draw too.....playing against Rochus.. seems he expected a WC because Nadal withdraw...

justClaudia
06-13-2005, 07:02 PM
Jud...we live in the same planet,the same continent,post at the same places right??

Then how come I haven't seen you in ages?? :lol:

Hope you're ok sweetie :hug:

jazz_girl
06-13-2005, 07:07 PM
I don't know Jud, that's what I read in the Chilean press, cause there's nothing about it here. Let me check it...

bovenbuuf
06-13-2005, 07:10 PM
well checked the Ordina site and it does says there that Phili will play. he has to play tomorrow centre...

*Ljubica*
06-13-2005, 07:10 PM
:) rose, could you tell me by mail what is the rumor everybody is talknig about?.
frulala08@hotmail.com

and please tell me something about the exhibition and when david is playing.

OK that's done :) And no - Mark P. isn't playing at Stoke Park - I've started a thread about it in the Exhibition Forum, but the 8-man line-up is:-

Marat Safin
David Nalbandian
Joachim Johansson
Fernando Gonzalez
Radek Stepanek
Greg Rusedski
Nikolay Davydenko
Thomas Enqvist

Must say my heart skipped a beat when I realised the lovely Radek would be there :angel:

jazz_girl
06-13-2005, 07:11 PM
You were right Jud! I misread it! :o
It's gonna be David vs Johansson and Gonzalez vs Davydenko. The winners will face each other and the losers as well.
For instance, if David and Feña lose, they'll face each other and Joachin would face Nicolay.

bovenbuuf
06-13-2005, 07:12 PM
Jud...we live in the same planet,the same continent,post at the same places right??

Then how come I haven't seen you in ages?? :lol:

Hope you're ok sweetie :hug:
Hi

well yes everything is Ok. and well I do come less online..to busy with work at the moment, the kids almost have their exams so they are asking a lot and well all the last things have to be done...

Hope you are ok too :hug:

bovenbuuf
06-13-2005, 07:13 PM
Ok thanks Jime.. well nice match to start with against Johanson.

justClaudia
06-13-2005, 07:18 PM
Hi

well yes everything is Ok. and well I do come less online..to busy with work at the moment, the kids almost have their exams so they are asking a lot and well all the last things have to be done...

Hope you are ok too :hug:


I'm glad to know you're ok.

I'm coming less online too..Summer is coming and the Tourists are getting crazy :lol: My life is all about work this days!!

:hug: :hug:

sigmagirl91
06-13-2005, 07:47 PM
rose, could you tell me by mail what is the rumor everybody is talknig about?.
frulala08@hotmail.com

and please tell me something about the exhibition and when david is playing.

frula, you and jazz missed nothing. I'll pm the both of you when I get on tonight.

jazz_girl
06-13-2005, 08:15 PM
Don't worry Tiff, I'm aware of what happened.

sigmagirl91
06-13-2005, 10:15 PM
Don't worry Tiff, I'm aware of what happened.

I'll pm you anyway.

justClaudia
06-14-2005, 11:33 AM
oh my..what happened to this place? :shrug:
This used to be crowed in the morning...

Anyway..have a great day you all :hug:

sigmagirl91
06-14-2005, 11:34 AM
Good morning, Claudia. Talk to you later.

jazz_girl
06-14-2005, 11:53 AM
Good morning everyone :wavey:

Björki
06-14-2005, 12:02 PM
Hi all :wavey:

Action Jackson
06-14-2005, 12:03 PM
It looks like Nalle will be getting the support from myself during this tournament.

justClaudia
06-14-2005, 12:06 PM
It looks like Nalle will be getting the support from myself during this tournament.


What about Oscar Hernandez?

jazz_girl
06-14-2005, 12:06 PM
That's great! Are you going to Wimby or will you be supporting him from here?
Changing the subject a bit: It's sooooooooo cold in Buenos Aires!!! 2°C and I don't feel like going out, but I have to do it anyway :mad:

jazz_girl
06-14-2005, 12:08 PM
What about Oscar Hernandez?
If David's head has no improvements, then Oscar will have more chances than David for sure :lol:

sigmagirl91
06-14-2005, 12:08 PM
If David's head has no improvements, then Oscar will have more chances than David for sure :lol:

I know....

Action Jackson
06-14-2005, 12:12 PM
What about Oscar Hernandez?

Oscar is struggling at the moment, but he can do damage.

sigmagirl91
06-14-2005, 12:21 PM
Oscar is struggling at the moment, but he can do damage.

Yes...Oscar can pull off the gigantic upset, sending defending champ Roger home.

justClaudia
06-14-2005, 12:42 PM
Yes...Oscar can pull off the gigantic upset, sending defending champ Roger home.



If you say so... :rolleyes:

I believe you honey..

Action Jackson
06-14-2005, 12:43 PM
Yes...Oscar can pull off the gigantic upset, sending defending champ Roger home.

He'll take Roddick out.

justClaudia
06-14-2005, 12:47 PM
He'll take Roddick out.


Beating Roger and Andy in Wimbly..that guy as got to be my hero.

gooner88
06-14-2005, 02:21 PM
I hope the Wimbledon Seeding Committee use their brains for once and place Nalbo inside the Top 16 seeds. He's got a great, but short grass-court record. If he was in the Top 16, he wouldn't have to meet any of the big guns until R4 at the earliest.

*Ljubica*
06-14-2005, 07:58 PM
Here is the Order of Play for tomorrow. David plays 2nd on which should be about 4.30pm-5.00pm start English time. The weather was great there today (despite a bad forecast), but it's supposedly bad for tomorrow so whether any play will take place I have no idea.

2.15PM:

N. DAVYDENKO (RUS)
V
T. ENQVIST (SWE)

FOLLOWED BY:
J. JOHANSSON (SWE)
V
D. NALBANDIAN (ARG)

sophia_c
06-14-2005, 08:06 PM
Here is the Order of Play for tomorrow. David plays 2nd on which should be about 4.30pm-5.00pm start English time. The weather was great there today (despite a bad forecast), but it's supposedly bad for tomorrow so whether any play will take place I have no idea.

2.15PM:

N. DAVYDENKO (RUS)
V
T. ENQVIST (SWE)

FOLLOWED BY:
J. JOHANSSON (SWE)
V
D. NALBANDIAN (ARG)

Well Rose the weather is meant to be bad tomorrow...but who knows....it was meant to be warm today...I had lunch time duty and I froze....

*Ljubica*
06-14-2005, 08:11 PM
Well Rose the weather is meant to be bad tomorrow...but who knows....it was meant to be warm today...I had lunch time duty and I froze....

Well I was too hot at Stoke Park and my shoulders burnt (again!) watching the Gonzalez match - but then you know how I hate the heat!!!!! :eek:

sophia_c
06-14-2005, 08:18 PM
Well I was too hot at Stoke Park and my shoulders burnt (again!) watching the Gonzalez match - but then you know how I hate the heat!!!!! :eek:


OMG..I have duty on Tuesdays with one of my Australian friends and I was literally frozen :lol: ..I could have done with a scarf and gloves and I am not that far away....close to Stansted Airport....he was fine... he just said it could have been sunnier...maybe its the Latin blood...I'm always cold... damn it....sorry about the sun burn...factor 30 at all times girl...take care with the sun... :hug:

sigmagirl91
06-15-2005, 02:18 AM
If you say so... :rolleyes:

I believe you honey..

When it happens, I'm marrying his ass :rolleyes:

frula08
06-15-2005, 04:42 PM
entry list:

1. FEDERER, Roger (SUI)
2. RODDICK, Andy (USA)
3. HEWITT, Lleyton (AUS)
4. NADAL, Rafael (ESP)
5. SAFIN, Marat (RUS)
6. HENMAN, Tim (GBR)
7. CANAS, Guillermo (ARG)
8. DAVYDENKO, Nikolay (RUS)
9. GROSJEAN, Sebastien (FRA)
10. ANCIC, Mario (CRO)
11. JOHANSSON, Joachim (SWE)
12. JOHANSSON, Thomas (SWE)
13. ROBREDO, Tommy (ESP)
14. STEPANEK, Radek (CZE)
15. CORIA, Guillermo (ARG)
16. PUERTA, Mariano (ARG)
17. FERRER, David (ESP)
18. NALBANDIAN, David (ARG)
19. HAAS, Tommy (GER)
20. LJUBICIC, Ivan (CRO)
21. GONZALEZ, Fernando (CHI)
22. HRBATY, Dominik (SVK)
23. FERRERO, Juan Carlos (ESP)
24. DENT, Taylor (USA)
25. KIEFER, Nicolas (GER)
26. LOPEZ, Feliciano (ESP)
27. GASQUET, Richard (FRA)
28. NOVAK, Jiri (CZE)
29. MASSU, Nicolas (CHI)
30. SODERLING, Robin (SWE)
31. YOUZHNY, Mikhail (RUS)
32. VOLANDRI, Filippo (ITA)

gooner88
06-15-2005, 05:56 PM
This is the David Nalbandian pre-Wimbledon profile on the BBC website.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tennis/4600781.stm

gooner88
06-16-2005, 11:37 AM
The draw has already been done.
Does anyone know who Nalbo is facing and what side of the draw he is in?

sigmagirl91
06-16-2005, 11:48 AM
The draw has already been done.
Does anyone know who Nalbo is facing and what side of the draw he is in?

Yeah, the draw is done, but it's not posted on the net yet.

bovenbuuf
06-16-2005, 12:04 PM
i only saw quallification draws.. ah well we just have to wait. :)

Björki
06-16-2005, 12:55 PM
David vs Sluiter :eek:
2nd Kucera or Horna

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 12:55 PM
has he ever played him?

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 12:59 PM
David's quarter:
Cañas vs Q
Mirnyi vs Schuettler
Wawrinka vs Santoro
Wessels vs Novak

Haas vs Tipsarevic
Q vs Q
Pavel vs Q
Ulihrach vs T. Johansson

Stepanek vs Ginepri
Murray vs Q
Kucera vs Horna
Sluiter vs Nalbandian

Gasquet vs Kolhschreiber
Schalken vs Starace
Mantilla vs Muller
Spadea vs Nadal

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 01:01 PM
H2H 0-1
2001 Scheveningen, CH, Clay, S
The Netherlands Clay S Sluiter 6 3 3 6 6 3
It was a Looooooong time ago and on clay...

Björki
06-16-2005, 01:02 PM
Sluiter didn't play well against Arthurs this week.
However he usually can play well of grass.

gooner88
06-16-2005, 01:09 PM
I think it's a decent draw for Nalbo. It could have been alot worse!
Sluiter in R1 could be tricky for Nalbo. He took Hewitt to 3 sets at Queens a few years ago and is a good grass court player.
Stepanek for me will be very tough if they meet in R3. He made the semis at Queens last week and Nalbo will need to be fully focused for that one.
He needs to serve and return well in order to go deep into the draw.

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 01:10 PM
He lost to Phillipoussis in the first round of Queens by 6-4 6-0

justClaudia
06-16-2005, 01:11 PM
H2H 0-1
2001 Scheveningen, CH, Clay, S
The Netherlands Clay S Sluiter 6 3 3 6 6 3
It was a Looooooong time ago and on clay...


That was looooonnnng time ago yeah!! :lol:

Good luck to our boy anyway! :D

gooner88
06-16-2005, 01:20 PM
Nalbo's probable route to the QF IF he plays to his potential

R2: Kucera
R3: Stepanek
R4: Nadal

I think he would have taken that this morning.

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 01:22 PM
I've only seen one Nadal match, and I think he was tired when he played it. I'm not sure how dangerous he in on grass, but I would go too deep in the draw, I would just worry about the first round ;)

gooner88
06-16-2005, 01:25 PM
I've only seen one Nadal match, and I think he was tired when he played it. I'm not sure how dangerous he in on grass, but I would go too deep in the draw, I would just worry about the first round ;)

I agree with you Jazz; Nalbo should just focus on Sluiter at the moment.
But there's no denying he has a good draw compared to some of the other players like Safin for example.

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 01:29 PM
Yeah, it could have been much, much worse!
I think my cursing worked! :lol: No Youzhny, Karlovic or Philippoussis at sight! :)

Julio1974
06-16-2005, 01:34 PM
I must say I like the draw. I see David playing in the second week. It really depends on him.

justClaudia
06-16-2005, 01:40 PM
Yeah, it could have been much, much worse!
I think my cursing worked! :lol: No Youzhny, Karlovic or Philippoussis at sight! :)


Specially Karlovic..I want him far from David :unsure:

And the pour guy has a tough draw from what I saw.

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 01:50 PM
I'd say Roddick has a tough draw!

*Elsie*
06-16-2005, 03:21 PM
I think it's a decent draw for Nalbo. It could have been alot worse! Sluiter in R1 could be tricky for Nalbo. He took Hewitt to 3 sets at Queens a few years ago and is a good grass court player.
Raemon is a grass specialist but he's not in shape at all at the moment and I don't believe for one minute that he will be able to beat David :)

fabolous
06-16-2005, 03:32 PM
you can call me crazy or foolish or whatever, but i have the feeling we will see david in the semis here. he is a much better player than his last results show and he will rise his level here in wimbledon, believe me! he was always known for good slam results and this will be another one. as coria will crush out in the second round (against malisse) i will cheer for david in wimbledon. :clap2:

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 03:40 PM
I like all the optimism in here!!! :)
As oppossed to the one I see at the .net :rolleyes:

bovenbuuf
06-16-2005, 04:07 PM
well think its a good draw, but well first sluiter, saw his match against Phili last week and his match against Arthurs this week. Think he didn't play that bad this week, he just was unlucky to play against big servers. And well David is not, so guess it will be an interesting match to watch.

frula08
06-16-2005, 04:32 PM
does sluiter serves good, because david is not a great server, but he is a great returner, and his service with slice works a lot on grass. but if sluiter is not a great server he will have problems to hold his service.

*Elsie*
06-16-2005, 05:18 PM
does sluiter serves good, because david is not a great server, but he is a great returner, and his service with slice works a lot on grass. but if sluiter is not a great server he will have problems to hold his service.
Sluiter is not really a big server like Verkerk. Don't worry be happy :)

Kiank
06-16-2005, 05:32 PM
A fantastic draw definetely! Murray will surprise Stepanek in the second, and then run out of gas against David in the third. Nadal will have a tremendous 5 set battle against Gasquet, whoever wins will be exhausted and David will cruise into quarters! Oh sweet dreams...
Required from David is a good concentration against Sluiter. A 3 or 4 set victory will boost his confidence. :)

sigmagirl91
06-16-2005, 10:22 PM
I think David will do great. Any quarter, semi, or final result would boost his confidence tremendously.

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 10:25 PM
A fantastic draw definetely! Murray will surprise Stepanek in the second, and then run out of gas against David in the third. Nadal will have a tremendous 5 set battle against Gasquet, whoever wins will be exhausted and David will cruise into quarters! Oh sweet dreams...
Required from David is a good concentration against Sluiter. A 3 or 4 set victory will boost his confidence. :)
I love this dream!!! :lol:

sigmagirl91
06-16-2005, 10:29 PM
A fantastic draw definetely! Murray will surprise Stepanek in the second, and then run out of gas against David in the third. Nadal will have a tremendous 5 set battle against Gasquet, whoever wins will be exhausted and David will cruise into quarters! Oh sweet dreams...
Required from David is a good concentration against Sluiter. A 3 or 4 set victory will boost his confidence. :)

I hope this happens; otherwise, I'm reaching for the crack pipe for real. :o

Clara Bow
06-17-2005, 12:23 AM
I also think that the draw could bear well for David. We all know he has the talent to make it to the semis- just the question is will he be able to focus. I think if he is on he could beat some of the dangerous players here such as Gasquet and Radek.

As much as I am fond of Nadal and would love for him to make the semis in his section to quiet some of the sometimes snobbish attitudes towards players whose strongest surface is clay, I don't think he has found his grass legs yet and so it is unlikely.

Besides, I have also always been very fond of David since he came to the final of Wimbledon as a bright eyed, skinny little thing. :) And I think that he really needs a boost right now and a semi berth would be be just the booster. So I am thinking and wishing that he will make it to at least the semis.

I like all the optimism in here!!!

I'm tired of feeling sad about David- so with this tournament I'm going in with the belief that positive thoughts will yield postive results. ;) Boy- does that sound cheesey '70s self-help speak or what?

sigmagirl91
06-17-2005, 12:32 AM
I also think that the draw could bear well for David. We all know he has the talent to make it to the semis- just the question is will he be able to focus. I think if he is on he could beat some of the dangerous players here such as Gasquet and Radek.

As much as I am fond of Nadal and would love for him to make the semis in his section to quiet some of the sometimes snobbish attitudes towards players whose strongest surface is clay, I don't think he has found his grass legs yet and so it is unlikely.

Besides, I have also always been very fond of David since he came to the final of Wimbledon as a bright eyed, skinny little thing. :) And I think that he really needs a boost right now and a semi berth would be be just the booster. So I am thinking and wishing that he will make it to at least the semis.



I'm tired of feeling sad about David- so with this tournament I'm going in with the belief that positive thoughts will yield postive results. ;) Boy- does that sound cheesey '70s self-help speak or what?

No, it's optimism. I hope his draw yields a positive result. I would love to see him return to the final.

bavaria100
06-17-2005, 12:45 PM
In my opinion, David should be able to reach the semis if he can get over his mental problems. There aren´t any grasscourt specialists in his quarter. He has a very good chance of going far and he should take it.

Julio1974
06-17-2005, 01:57 PM
I think David will do great. Any quarter, semi, or final result would boost his confidence tremendously.

I totally agree with you. I have a feeling he'll do great...

*Ljubica*
06-17-2005, 02:42 PM
Btw -not really David related but I've just heard that Willy Cañas withdrew from Wimbledon :sad: I knew nothing about this through the "grapevine" - anyone know why? Hope he isn't injured :sad:

jazz_girl
06-17-2005, 03:31 PM
OMG!!!!!!!!!! I had no idea! This is sooooooo bad :sad:

gooner88
06-17-2005, 04:59 PM
Btw -not really David related but I've just heard that Willy Cañas withdrew from Wimbledon :sad: I knew nothing about this through the "grapevine" - anyone know why? Hope he isn't injured :sad:

I was watching the ATP show on Sky yesterday and they showed highlights of Willy's semi in Halle last week.
He took an injury timeout for his left wrist during the match and never recovered, losing the final set 6-2.

*Ljubica*
06-17-2005, 05:09 PM
I was watching the ATP show on Sky yesterday and they showed highlights of Willy's semi in Halle last week.
He took an injury timeout for his left wrist during the match and never recovered, losing the final set 6-2.


Oh no - I didn't know that :sad: I remember Willy had a lot of time off with wrist problems a year or so back - hope this is something completely different and not a reoccurence of the original bad problem.

Kiank
06-17-2005, 06:16 PM
Btw -not really David related but I've just heard that Willy Cañas withdrew from Wimbledon :sad: I knew nothing about this through the "grapevine" - anyone know why? Hope he isn't injured :sad:

Well, sorry for Willy - I like him a lot, but the news could actually be David related as it opens the draw even more... Canas can play well on grass, and would be a danger for David in the quarters. Now if everything goes according to the sweet dreams, he will have to face Haas or Mirniy in the quarters. :wavey:

Björki
06-17-2005, 06:19 PM
poor Canas. O.Rochus might get seeded now.

jazz_girl
06-17-2005, 06:27 PM
Actually in Argentina they're saying it's not his wrist but his elbow. I'm somehow relieved because the wrist problem would have been more serious in my opinion...

sigmagirl91
06-18-2005, 05:26 PM
david will lose in first round in wimbledon.

Couldn't you have said that in GM, Bizarro?

justClaudia
06-18-2005, 09:48 PM
david will lose in first round in wimbledon.


Thanks for your oppinion Alexito.

Tricky_Forehand
06-18-2005, 11:19 PM
Actually in Argentina they're saying it's not his wrist but his elbow. I'm somehow relieved because the wrist problem would have been more serious in my opinion...

I hate to say this but I hope that it's his elbow. Hearing the rumor that it was the wrist made me nervous that he would be put out of the tour for a long time again. He worked so hard to get where he is now.

jazz_girl
06-18-2005, 11:22 PM
Actually, today I read in Olé that Gumy said it was his thumb. Apparently he fell in Halle during a match, and his tendon has swollen. So as a precaution he decided to withdraw from Wimbledon to be ready to play in the DC. He prefers to be in the tie rather to win more ranking points. Not many would do that :hug:

Tricky_Forehand
06-18-2005, 11:25 PM
Well, with DC so close after Wimby and being on grass anyway...makes sense to me :yeah: . Thank you for the update :hug:

alexito
06-19-2005, 01:54 AM
que desilucion jazz, no ofendi a nadie y me borra mis mensajes, no importa, muchos lo leyeron igual. yo no ofendo a nadie, doy opinion como todo el mundo aca, muchos ofenden y feo aca a muchos jugadores y no se le dice nada. te lo escribo en castellano para que no digan que no entienden mi muy malo ingles.

DanEd
06-19-2005, 03:17 AM
Hola alexito :bigwave:
que desilucion jazz, no ofendi a nadie y me borra mis mensajes, no importa, muchos lo leyeron igual. yo no ofendo a nadie, doy opinion como todo el mundo aca, muchos ofenden y feo aca a muchos jugadores y no se le dice nada. te lo escribo en castellano para que no digan que no entienden mi muy malo ingles.

jazz_girl
06-19-2005, 12:56 PM
No te ofendas, pero con todos los líos que hubo ultimamente es preferible que todo esté lo más pacífico posible ;) Pero está todo bien :yeah:

Fedex
06-20-2005, 01:45 AM
Actually, today I read in Olé that Gumy said it was his thumb. Apparently he fell in Halle during a match, and his tendon has swollen. So as a precaution he decided to withdraw from Wimbledon to be ready to play in the DC. He prefers to be in the tie rather to win more ranking points. Not many would do that :hug:
Jazz what is a super moderator? Does this mean you can move and delete threads from other forums too?

jazz_girl
06-20-2005, 01:54 PM
Yes, that's it :)

jazz_girl
06-20-2005, 06:46 PM
David will be playing tomorrow in court 14. And it will be the fourth match in that court...

sophia_c
06-20-2005, 06:49 PM
Thanks Jime...I should be able to watch that one on interactive....

gooner88
06-20-2005, 08:01 PM
I doubt Court 14 will be on the interactive service. :mad:
This is no way to treat a former finalist. I would understand at other tournaments, but not at Wimby.
They could have put him on Court 2 or 3.
Anyway good luck Nalbo!

jazz_girl
06-20-2005, 09:13 PM
I hope I can see this match here, although I have my doubts...

sophia_c
06-20-2005, 09:15 PM
It might have to be live score for all of us...so long as he wins...

-ernie-
06-21-2005, 01:07 AM
Good Luck 2mrw David, i have no expectations. just hoping he does his best.

bovenbuuf
06-21-2005, 11:11 AM
tahnsk Jime.. well not such a good court, really wonder if we are able to see it.

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 12:09 PM
Well, there was a mini interview with David yesterday and he said that he feels like playing this tournament and that now he can do things better than in 2002 cause he's gained a lot of experience, however, back then he played with no pressure.

bovenbuuf
06-21-2005, 12:41 PM
just heard that the dutch tv channel (RTL5) will broadcast live David v Sluiter.. so that is good news :)

frula08
06-21-2005, 03:42 PM
why does he always have very long matches before his match.
this wait is making me nervous.

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 03:50 PM
:lol: That's true!

frula08
06-21-2005, 04:04 PM
i dont know untill what time they can play in wimbledon, but if hanescu match is also long he will have to play tomorrow or be rescheduled today.

justClaudia
06-21-2005, 05:23 PM
David will be playing tomorrow in court 14. And it will be the fourth match in that court...


Thanks for that Jazzita ;)

Hanescu is chasing David... :lol: Just kiding.
Anyway all I want is that he and Carlsen end that fast... :rolleyes:


Vamos David!!

gooner88
06-21-2005, 07:23 PM
The Hanescu-Carlsen match has just gone to a 5th set.
Looks like Nalbo will be playing tomorrow. :mad:

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 07:31 PM
It looks like it :mad:

gooner88
06-21-2005, 07:43 PM
According to the official Wimby website, they've moved the Nalbo-Sluiter match onto Court 7.
There's no chance of a finish tonight, but hopefully Nalbo can build up a good lead.

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 07:46 PM
David has started, they're 1-1

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 07:48 PM
Nalbandian vs Sluiter
1-1*
30-40
40-40

gooner88
06-21-2005, 07:55 PM
What a long game!
Good start for Nalbo. He breaks, 2-1 up.

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 07:57 PM
0-15
15-15
30-15
40-15
He holds!
3-1* Well done! :yeah:

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:00 PM
15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
*4-1
Double break!!! :yeah:

gooner88
06-21-2005, 08:01 PM
Nalbo's on a roll!!!!
Perhaps playing in the evening with less heat is helping Nalbo.

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:03 PM
0-15
15-15
30-15
40-15
5-1* :yeah:

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:07 PM
15-0
15-15
15-30
15-40
30-40
40-40
ad Sluiter
*5-2
serving for set

gooner88
06-21-2005, 08:12 PM
Yes!!!!
Nalbo takes the 1st set 6-2.

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:12 PM
15-0
15-15
30-15
40-15
40-30
6-2 0-0* :yeah:
Takes the first set! :)

justClaudia
06-21-2005, 08:14 PM
:banana:

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:17 PM
15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
30-40
Breaks again!!!
*1-0

gooner88
06-21-2005, 08:18 PM
Nalbo breaks straight away.
1-0.
I hope Nalbo takes this second set before it gets too dark.

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:20 PM
0-15
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
2-0* :yeah:

gooner88
06-21-2005, 08:21 PM
I wish I could be watching this match.
Keep it up Nalbo!

sigmagirl91
06-21-2005, 08:23 PM
Go, David, go. Too bad I can't stick around. I have to go back to class in seven minutes, then I may be able to come in here and check on things. It looks like he's doing really well-much better than I gave him credit for. :yeah: David.

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:24 PM
15-0
15-15
15-30
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad Sluiter
*2-1

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:24 PM
I wish I could see this match as well :sad:

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:25 PM
Kucera just won, if David wins he'll be his next rival...

nicholas0418
06-21-2005, 08:25 PM
it's too late.Now it is about 10pm in london.

justClaudia
06-21-2005, 08:25 PM
It looks like he's doing really well-much better than I gave him credit for. :yeah: David.





My thoughts exactly ;)

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:27 PM
15-0
30-0
30-15
40-15
40-30
3-1* :yeah:

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:33 PM
15-0
30-0
30-15
30-30
40-30
40-40
ad Sluiter
40-40
ad David
*4-1 :yeah: :)

nicholas0418
06-21-2005, 08:33 PM
The photo taken by IBM NETCAM is not clear. do you have the photo of nalbandian?

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:34 PM
Nope...

gooner88
06-21-2005, 08:34 PM
Double break secured!
4-1 Nalbo.
It's 8.34pm here in London.

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:37 PM
0-15
15-15
30-15
40-15
5-1*
Too bad there are no stats of this match! :mad: I'd love to see how he's serving, his aces or not and how long have they've been playing...

justClaudia
06-21-2005, 08:37 PM
Double break secured!
4-1 Nalbo.
It's 8.34pm here in London.


It's getting late...but David is on a hurry :D

nicholas0418
06-21-2005, 08:39 PM
Double break secured!
4-1 Nalbo.
It's 8.34pm here in London.
sorry.I don't kown the summer time clearly.

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:40 PM
15-0
15-15
30-15
30-30
40-30
*5-2
serving for set

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:43 PM
0-15
15-15
30-15
40-15
6-2 6-2 0-0*

gooner88
06-21-2005, 08:44 PM
Vamos Nalbo!!!!
They might not start the 3rd set because I doubt that they would finish it.

Kiank
06-21-2005, 08:44 PM
Vamos Dadid! Is there a chance he can finish this tonight?

jazz_girl
06-21-2005, 08:45 PM
Maybe they will start and interrupt when the other courts do that too :confused:

gooner88
06-21-2005, 08:46 PM
Guess I was wrong!
They've started the 3rd set. I think that they will probably play on for another 30 mins max.

justClaudia
06-21-2005, 08:47 PM
David can do it...he can make it fast!!