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frula08
06-14-2005, 06:59 PM
ORDER OF PLAY WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE 2005

2.15PM:
N. DAVYDENKO (RUS)
V
T. ENQVIST (SWE)

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

*Ljubica*
06-14-2005, 07:08 PM
Thanks Frula - I had just posted it on the Wimbledon thread, but guess here is more sensible. Like I said on the other thread, David's match should start about 4.30pm-5.00pm English time, but the weather forecast is not so good for tomorrow so not sure if it will finish. The weather was nice there today (despite bad forecasts), but English Summer weather can be so unpredictable- there is really no way of telling.

One bad thing :sad: Pim-Pim was practising for hours today -literally hours, and looked very sharp on the grass. David did not practice once!!!!!! :devil:

jazz_girl
06-14-2005, 07:10 PM
David's already there???

sophia_c
06-14-2005, 07:10 PM
Thanks Frula - I had just posted it on the Wimbledon thread, but guess here is more sensible. Like I said on the other thread, David's match should start about 4.30pm-5.00pm English time, but the weather forecast is not so good for tomorrow so not sure if it will finish. The weather was nice there today (despite bad forecasts), but English Summer weather can be so unpredictable- there is really no way of telling.

One bad thing :sad: Pim-Pim was practising for hours today -literally hours, and looked very sharp on the grass. David did not practice once!!!!!! :devil:

Hey Rose.....whats the situation with Stoke Park...now my tickets are definetly for Sunday (U2)...I think I will try for Stoke Park on Saturday....what do you think....oh...btw...check the PM's...

*Ljubica*
06-14-2005, 08:48 PM
Hey Rose.....whats the situation with Stoke Park...now my tickets are definetly for Sunday (U2)...I think I will try for Stoke Park on Saturday....what do you think....oh...btw...check the PM's...

I think they are all sold out but I will try and check tomorrow.

And Jazz - he is here but not there if that makes sense! In England - but wasn't at the Club today - at least not before I left.

jazz_girl
06-14-2005, 09:02 PM
Thanks for the info! :)

sigmagirl91
06-15-2005, 01:17 AM
Hope to see him tomorrow. Or at least hear about it.

*Ljubica*
06-15-2005, 08:54 AM
Well I've woken up to the worst rain I've seen here in a while - just like the forecasters predicted, :sad: so I don't see much chance of David playing today. If it clears later they'll probably get one match in starting at about 4.30pm, but David isn't scheduled first and the light won't last long when it's this cloudy, so he won't play unless they change his court - and we all know how much he'll love that :rolleyes: Because Stoke Park is really only a tennis club not an international venue, the second court is really only a practice court - good grass but no chairs for the spectators and only about 5 feet between the court and the Bar area! I saw him lose to Feli Lopez there last year (he got moved last year too), so I'm hoping that won't happen again. I'll go along later and see what's happening, but if it looks as bad as it does now, I'm not staying there all day - I'll come home, and keep in touch with them by phone to see if there is a chance of play. Will keep you posted.

Choupi
06-15-2005, 09:02 AM
Thanks for the update Rosie. I wish I could send you some of our sunny and cloudless sky! :)

*Ljubica*
06-15-2005, 09:18 AM
Thanks for the update Rosie. I wish I could send you some of our sunny and cloudless sky! :)


Funny - I've just asked you for that over on Gaston's thread!!!!

Choupi
06-15-2005, 09:25 AM
Funny - I've just asked you for that over on Gaston's thread!!!!
I've seen! Funny indeed! :D But I guess that's the risk when we constantly practise forum-hopping! ;)

sigmagirl91
06-15-2005, 10:30 AM
Thanks for the update Rosie. I wish I could send you some of our sunny and cloudless sky! :)

I loooove our sunny and cloudless sky. The best, I tell ya.

jazz_girl
06-15-2005, 11:34 AM
Too bad it's raining! I hope the weather gets better soon...

bovenbuuf
06-15-2005, 03:12 PM
too bad that its raining there. Do hope that they could play some matches...

here the weather is really nice, al afternoon we have Rosmalen. Some nice tennis at the moment

frula08
06-15-2005, 06:21 PM
did he play? or he is playing tomorrow, anybody knows something about?.

gooner88
06-15-2005, 07:25 PM
did he play? or he is playing tomorrow, anybody knows something about?.

Hope this helps Frula. ;)

JOACHIM JOHANSSON THROUGH TO BOODLES SEMIS

ACE GROUP PRESS RELEASE, 15/06/05

ACE GROUP PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LONDON 15 JUNE 2005

JOACHIM JOHANSSON THROUGH TO BOODLES SEMIS

JOACHIM JOHANSSON, THE NUMBER 11 SEED FOR WIMBLEDON, PROGRESSED INTO THE BOODLES CHALLENGE SEMI-FINAL, IN A TIGHT THREE-SET MATCH AGAINST WIMBLEDON 2002 FINALIST AND THIS YEAR’S WIMBLEDON NUMBER 18 SEED DAVID NALBANDIAN. NALBANDIAN DESPITE LOSING IN A FINAL SET TIE-BREAK (16/14) WAS UPBEAT ABOUT HIS WIMBLEDON PROSPECTS:

‘IT’S VERY GOOD PREPARATION, I THINK ITS GREAT TO PLAY HERE BEFORE WIMBLEDON, ALL THE TOP PLAYERS ARE HERE AND I PLAYED A GREAT MATCH AGAINST JOACHIM TODAY. THE MATCH HAS INCREASED MY CONFIDENCE ON GRASS’

RESULTS WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE 2005

EXHIBITION:
THOMAS ENQVIST (SWE) BT NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO (RUS) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4

QUARTER FINAL:
JOACHIM JOHANSSON (SWE) BT DAVID NALBANDIAN (ARG) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (14)

Kiank
06-15-2005, 07:35 PM
Hope this helps Frula. ;)

JOACHIM JOHANSSON THROUGH TO BOODLES SEMIS

ACE GROUP PRESS RELEASE, 15/06/05

ACE GROUP PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LONDON 15 JUNE 2005

JOACHIM JOHANSSON THROUGH TO BOODLES SEMIS

JOACHIM JOHANSSON, THE NUMBER 11 SEED FOR WIMBLEDON, PROGRESSED INTO THE BOODLES CHALLENGE SEMI-FINAL, IN A TIGHT THREE-SET MATCH AGAINST WIMBLEDON 2002 FINALIST AND THIS YEAR’S WIMBLEDON NUMBER 18 SEED DAVID NALBANDIAN. NALBANDIAN DESPITE LOSING IN A FINAL SET TIE-BREAK (16/14) WAS UPBEAT ABOUT HIS WIMBLEDON PROSPECTS:

‘IT’S VERY GOOD PREPARATION, I THINK ITS GREAT TO PLAY HERE BEFORE WIMBLEDON, ALL THE TOP PLAYERS ARE HERE AND I PLAYED A GREAT MATCH AGAINST JOACHIM TODAY. THE MATCH HAS INCREASED MY CONFIDENCE ON GRASS’

RESULTS WEDNESDAY 15 JUNE 2005

EXHIBITION:
THOMAS ENQVIST (SWE) BT NIKOLAY DAVYDENKO (RUS) 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4

QUARTER FINAL:
JOACHIM JOHANSSON (SWE) BT DAVID NALBANDIAN (ARG) 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (14)

It's great to see that he fought hard and that the match has increased his confidence. I espect Johansson to go deep in the tournament, so this match is definetely a big plus for David.

gooner88
06-15-2005, 07:38 PM
I'm not worried at all with the fact that Nalbo lost.
By all accounts he played well and got more meaningful match practice this time.
The last set breaker was a lottery, but I have a feeling that Nalbo would have won if it had been at Wimbledon proper.
Looking forward to Rosie's report.

frula08
06-15-2005, 07:40 PM
is good to know that he is having confidence in himself again (i think that he is the kind of person that always have faith in himself).
i didnt expected him to win a set, so this result is very good, if you think that he had not had a lot of practice there.
tomorrow he will be playing against pat cash.

OOP thursday
2.15PM - SEMI FINAL:
F. GONZALEZ (CHI)
V
J. JOHANSSON (SWE)

FOLLOWED BY - EXHIBITION:
P. CASH (AUS)
V
D. NALBANDIAN (ARG)

gooner88
06-15-2005, 07:46 PM
Why the hell is Nalbo playing against Pat Cash tomorrow!?!
Wouldn't it have been more useful to play against a regular tour player?
Because of Cash's serve-volley style, the only meaningful match practice would be Nalbo fine-tuning his returns.
It may only be an exhibition, but Nalbo better not lose to Cash!!!

jazz_girl
06-15-2005, 07:47 PM
I actually like that result a lot! :) I'm glad he's having confidence in himself again too!
And now he's playing Pat Cash??? Why??? I thought he was suppoused to play Davydenko... :confused:

Denaon
06-15-2005, 07:47 PM
:wavey: hi!
*edited*

jazz_girl
06-15-2005, 07:48 PM
Why the hell is Nalbo playing against Pat Cash tomorrow!?!
Wouldn't it have been more useful to play against a regular tour player?
Because of Cash's serve-volley style, the only meaningful match practice would be Nalbo fine-tuning his returns.
It may only be an exhibition, but Nalbo better not lose to Cash!!!
:lol: That would destroy all the confidence he got today! :haha:

sophia_c
06-15-2005, 07:49 PM
If he can handle a serve like Johansson's on grass he should be okay...and the weather should get better which will suit him too..hopefully....

sophia_c
06-15-2005, 07:50 PM
:lol: That would destroy all the confidence he got today! :haha:


OMG...that could not happen :eek:

frula08
06-15-2005, 07:59 PM
nalbandian vs. pat cash

what can i say, if this would be a match in wimbledon first round (if cash returned to play sometime) it would be a 6-1 6-1 6-1 for david, but in this exhibition anything can happen, david is not going to play very seriously, there is not even lot of money in this exhibiotn as in the superset last year where ancic won $400.000 dollars, so, david who has a very good mood all the time, except when he is playing in a serious tournament, will try to play the most time possible in order to feel better and better on grass, so i dont expect him to win 6-2 6-0, i imagine him winning 6-3 6-4 or something like that.
dont forget that cash plays in delta tour and he is not so old.

*Ljubica*
06-15-2005, 08:03 PM
STOKE PARK REPORT

OK - well as has already been reported here - David lost - but he played well and it was a great match, so I have nothing to be sad about - in fact I am actually quite proud of him :)

At the start of the match, I must admit I thought it would be over far too quickly :sad: Pim-Pim is a guy with a game tailor-made for grass - tall, huge serve, very strong - and David is someone who relies mainly on his return game to win points. When David lost his opening service game it looked inevitable that Pim-Pim would win and win easily too.

But credit to David - he fought hard and played well - in fact his serve was only broken once in the entire match which is something of a miracle these days!!! He played well in the 2nd set, and although his break of serve was thanks mainly to a double fault and a couple of unforced errors from his opponent - at least he hung in there and took it to a 3rd set.

The 3rd set was very close - David had a couple of break points but could not capitalise - when it mattered Pim-Pim came up with the big power serve to save himself like most big servers do. They both had match points in the tie-break (can't remember how many - it was so long), but in the end Pim-Pim's serve was better than David's and he won it with an ace. All in all though, it was good practice for David and he did well.

On a more personal note, - it's good to see David looking good and seeming happy despite some of the bad things happening in his life. We had a long chat and he seemed calm and focused and more positive than you might imagine. Also - it's good to see the lovely Mariano back to help out with the Fitness Trainer stuff during the grass court season.......Tiff will be pleased to know I gave him an extra big kiss from his admirer in Kentucky :kiss:

Funniest moment came when David got bored during practice and decided to come and chat to me instead...........well the Brits couldn't cope at all - couldn't understand how a young Argentine tennis player could actually know an English woman!!!! They can be very insular at times and it's no good explainng to them that tennis players are only people anyway and some can even be your friends!!!! So for the duration of the practice session I had to put up with their (very loud) comments about who I might be - at first they thought I was his girlfriend but then decided that was impossible because I was "too old" - thanks guys :devil: Anyway they then decided I was his business manager, his coach/manager's wife, or - wait for it - his Fitness Trainer :eek: :eek: Anyone who knows chain-smiking, gin-drinking me would know the idea of me being anyone's fitness trainer is impossible........It gave Team "N" a laugh anyway.Even the ultra-serious Mr.Barrienuevo was smiling today!!!

So that's all for me and my Stoke Park adventures as I have a bad headache and need to rest before tomorrow. Eduardo said it was because I had had "too much chocolate and too much to drink....." - how could he be so cruel - :angel: You all know me better than that - or maybe he does!!!

Bye for now :wavey:

gooner88
06-15-2005, 08:03 PM
I'm really looking forward to see how Nalbo will fare at Wimby after today's match. :)
As Sophia said, if he can handle Pim-Pim he can handle anyone!
I was watching the Coria match, and the commentators said that Nalbo has success on fast surfaces like grass beacuse he more aggressive on the return and he takes the ball early on the baseline.

Kiank
06-15-2005, 08:03 PM
Losing to Cash is not likely, but with beeing seeded 18, he can potentially meet Johansson again in the 3d round. I hope Johansson doesn't fire 50 aces... :sad:

gooner88
06-15-2005, 08:08 PM
:haha: :haha: :haha:
Great report Rosie!

Great to hear that Nalbo played well and enjoyed himself.
After all the positive news today, bring on Wimby!!!!

Kiank
06-15-2005, 08:10 PM
STOKE PARK REPORT

But credit to David - he fought hard and played well - in fact his serve was only broken once in the entire match which is something of a miracle these days!!!

Bye for now :wavey:

Thanks for the funny report, Rosie! It's really great news that he was broken only once!

jazz_girl
06-15-2005, 08:11 PM
Thanks a lot for the report Rosie!!! I loved it! :lol: I especially love your comments about the people surrounding you :haha:
I'm glad you had so much fun, and I'm happy to know that David is confident and looking forward to Wimbledon :)

sophia_c
06-15-2005, 08:14 PM
Thanks Rose...good to see that he is clam and relaxed....thats what he needs right now to do well at Wimbledon...

sigmagirl91
06-15-2005, 09:23 PM
STOKE PARK REPORT

On a more personal note, - it's good to see David looking good and seeming happy despite some of the bad things happening in his life. We had a long chat and he seemed calm and focused and more positive than you might imagine. Also - it's good to see the lovely Mariano back to help out with the Fitness Trainer stuff during the grass court season.......Tiff will be pleased to know I gave him an extra big kiss from his admirer in Kentucky :kiss:

Funniest moment came when David got bored during practice and decided to come and chat to me instead...........well the Brits couldn't cope at all - couldn't understand how a young Argentine tennis player could actually know an English woman!!!! They can be very insular at times and it's no good explainng to them that tennis players are only people anyway and some can even be your friends!!!! So for the duration of the practice session I had to put up with their (very loud) comments about who I might be - at first they thought I was his girlfriend but then decided that was impossible because I was "too old" - thanks guys :devil: Anyway they then decided I was his business manager, his coach/manager's wife, or - wait for it - his Fitness Trainer :eek: :eek: Anyone who knows chain-smiking, gin-drinking me would know the idea of me being anyone's fitness trainer is impossible........It gave Team "N" a laugh anyway.Even the ultra-serious Mr.Barrienuevo was smiling today!!!

So that's all for me and my Stoke Park adventures as I have a bad headache and need to rest before tomorrow. Eduardo said it was because I had had "too much chocolate and too much to drink....." - how could he be so cruel - :angel: You all know me better than that - or maybe he does!!!

Bye for now :wavey:

I am pleased indeed. When you see the team again, give 'em all a kiss hello for me.

Björki
06-16-2005, 06:17 AM
thanks for your report Rose :) :worship:

*Ljubica*
06-16-2005, 08:28 AM
I am pleased indeed. When you see the team again, give 'em all a kiss hello for me.

It will be a pleasure :angel:

Choupi
06-16-2005, 08:41 AM
Thanks for your report Rosie! :)


On a more personal note, - it's good to see David looking good and seeming happy despite some of the bad things happening in his life. We had a long chat and he seemed calm and focused and more positive than you might imagine.
That's indeed very pleasing to read about that. :)
Tiff will be pleased to know I gave him an extra big kiss from his admirer in Kentucky :kiss:
What a devoted special reporter you are! You do accomplish your missions with so much professionalism!!! ;)
Funniest moment came when David got bored during practice and decided to come and chat to me instead...........well the Brits couldn't cope at all - couldn't understand how a young Argentine tennis player could actually know an English woman!!!!
:D Be cautious of not appearing in the tabloids Rosie! ;)
at first they thought I was his girlfriend but then decided that was impossible because I was "too old" - thanks guys :devil:
What a lack of education! phew... :devil: ;)

It gave Team "N" a laugh anyway.Even the ultra-serious Mr.Barrienuevo was smiling today!!!
It gave me one too reading it! Thanks! :worship:
Glad you've had so much Rosie. And thanks for sharing with us! :p

sigmagirl91
06-16-2005, 10:29 AM
It will be a pleasure :angel:

:D

justClaudia
06-16-2005, 11:35 AM
Thanks for the lovely report Rosie :lol: :hug:

It's good to know he is happy!

*Ljubica*
06-16-2005, 06:32 PM
MORE STOKE PARK

DAVID BEATS PAT CASH 7-6 (7-1), 6-1

Well must admit I wasn't sure what to make of this Pat Cash exhibition beforehand - never seen David playing an out-and-out exhibition match before. But I thoroughly enjoyed it - and -more importantly - David did too :)

I don't think I have ever seen him more happy on a tennis court - he was laughing and joking - it was lovely to see. Pat Cash is experienced in exhibitions and obviously he was the one who took the lead with jokes, trick shots etc - but David soon got into the swing of things and at times he was laughing so much that he could hardly play at all!

Cash had the first service game - and as soon as David hit his first return into the net he started taking the p*** out of Hewitt and doing all the "C'Mons" etc. He was joking around with the crowd, and when someone in the Hospitality area popped a champagne cork he stopped the match and demanded that he and David had some too!! Then when he changed his shirt between sets, he demanded that the ballgirls stood around him with towels because he was "embarrassed" - LOL! He really was funny and the crowd loved it. Most were on Pat's side at first because he is the older of the two, a former Wimbledon champion and a huge name here in Engand, but they definately "warmed" to David because he was joining in and enjoying himself and they both got a standing ovation at the end.

As far as the tennis was concerned - well guess it was obvious that David was going to win easily - Pat is still a good player but can't truly compete with a man nearly 20 years younger. I think David found it hard at first, because he was obviously trying to "give" away a few points to make the match closer and more value for money for the crowd, and a professional isn't used to doing that - but it was certainly no surprise when the 1st set went to a tie break - I think they had planned it!!

In the second set, Pat was visibly tiring and the score was a very one-sided 6-1 to David. Afterwards, they both gave interviews. Pat was very gracious about David, said he rated him very highly as a player and wished him luck at Wimbledon. David said that Pat was still a world class volleyer and his serve was still great.They definately both enjoyed themselves and walked off with their arms around each other.

Only bad point of the day was the weather- very cold and damp - which sadly is the capricious nature of the British Summer - boiling hot one day and freezing the next -and always likely to rain!! Luckily the rain only got bad once though, and that was conveniently in between Fernando's match and the start of David's match, so they didn't have to interrupt play because it was a natural break anyway. It was cold though - so have to say a big thanks to the lovely Eduardo :hug: who saved my life with hot coffee when my hands were turning blue with cold at the start of the match. Of course maybe he was just trying to sober me up though!!

Anyway - that's all. Bye for now :wavey:

sophia_c
06-16-2005, 06:45 PM
Hey girl...you must stop drinking!! :haha: I'm beginning to worry now :eek: lucky you got the coffee!!
Well the match report was excellent...it must have been fun to watch...I only saw Pat Cash at the Seniors Tour (Albert Hall) and yeah he can be funny...last time he played with Henri Laconte...it was a riot :D Also good David joined in and enjoyed it too....he needs a nice relaxed few days now to get ready for next week....Vamos David.

Kiank
06-16-2005, 06:48 PM
MORE STOKE PARK

DAVID BEATS PAT CASH 7-6 (7-1), 6-1



Thank you for the nice report, Rosie. If you have a chance to, tell David what a strong support he has from his fans around the world. With this relatively good draw, he can go really deep.

*Ljubica*
06-16-2005, 07:03 PM
Hey girl...you must stop drinking!! :haha: I'm beginning to worry now :eek: lucky you got the coffee!!
Well the match report was excellent...it must have been fun to watch...I only saw Pat Cash at the Seniors Tour (Albert Hall) and yeah he can be funny...last time he played with Henri Laconte...it was a riot :D Also good David joined in and enjoyed it too....he needs a nice relaxed few days now to get ready for next week....Vamos David.

Don't worry Soph - I actually didn't have one drink today! I was a bit late so I had to take the car and I never drink and drive - not even half a glass of wine.

And Kiank - David knows he has a very strong support network worldwide and he is grateful for it.

Btw - one thing I did forget to mention in my report - how good David's serve was today! Guess that proves more than anything that his serving problems are more mental than anything else, and when he is relaxed with no pressure, there are really no problems.

gooner88
06-16-2005, 07:09 PM
Cheers Rosie, excellent report as usual. You're a star!
It's really great to hear that Nalbo is feeling good and confident.
In this relaxed frame of mind Nalbo could surprise all of us in the coming weeks. :)

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 09:22 PM
That is soooooooooooooooo great to hear!!!!! :) I loved it! Thank you soooo much for the report! I wish I could have seen it though...

sigmagirl91
06-16-2005, 09:22 PM
That sounds so great!! Go David.

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 09:23 PM
Rose, would you let me translate your report and post it over at the .net ;)

*Ljubica*
06-16-2005, 09:30 PM
Rose, would you let me translate your report and post it over at the .net ;)


Of course Jime - you never have to ask - though you know I am not popular with some of the people at the Spanish language Forum! :devil:

sigmagirl91
06-16-2005, 09:30 PM
Of course Jime - you never have to ask - though you know I am not popular with some of the people at the Spanish language Forum! :devil:

Neither am I-and I don't type a single word in Spanish!!!

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 09:36 PM
Of course Jime - you never have to ask - though you know I am not popular with some of the people at the Spanish language Forum! :devil:
I know that, but I'm trying to prove a point! ;)

sigmagirl91
06-16-2005, 09:58 PM
I know that, but I'm trying to prove a point! ;)

Although sometimes I couldn't be bothered to read the Spanish forum on .net, some of the posters there are so depressing, it's pathetic.

jazz_girl
06-16-2005, 10:01 PM
I know that, it's hard for me to go there as well :sad: But I'm sure that's gonna change soon...

*Ljubica*
06-17-2005, 08:26 AM
I know that, it's hard for me to go there as well :sad: But I'm sure that's gonna change soon...

Well I hope it does change, though I have my doubts :sad: I went over there this morning and all we have is another "whinge" from someone about people who don't like criticism :devil: Btw - thanks for removing the more personal bits from my report in your translation - I was going to ask you to do that anyway but obviously "great minds think alike". Somehow I don't think the Spanish language Forum is ready for news of David chatting to me, gorgeous Mariano, and Eduardo getting me coffee :angel:

Choupi
06-17-2005, 09:38 AM
Thanks for your funny report Rosie! :) And thanks a mil to Eduardo for taking such good care of our special reporter! :worship: But I suppose you've already thanked him the way he deserves! ;) As for the serve, well, no need to feel desperate now! It can work!!!!! :D

*Ljubica*
06-17-2005, 09:47 AM
The serve only works when it doesn't have to................ :devil: If it worked all the time David would have beaten Pim-Pim in that final set tie break on Wednesday. As soon as he gets nervous his arm kind of "freezes" with tension and all the errors begin to occur :sad: I thought I would have a day off from tennis today as David isn't scheduled to play - but now that Marat is injured they think they might schedule him for the last match so I'm just waiting to see if I go to Stoke Park today or not.

Choupi
06-17-2005, 09:53 AM
Marat is injured? I hope it's not too serious...

*Ljubica*
06-17-2005, 10:03 AM
Marat is injured? I hope it's not too serious...

He is supposed to have aggravated the knee injury he has during his match with Thomas Enqvist yesterday.I think the withdrawal is more precautionary than anything else but I don't know for sure :sad:

sigmagirl91
06-17-2005, 10:33 AM
Well I hope it does change, though I have my doubts :sad: I went over there this morning and all we have is another "whinge" from someone about people who don't like criticism :devil: Btw - thanks for removing the more personal bits from my report in your translation - I was going to ask you to do that anyway but obviously "great minds think alike". Somehow I don't think the Spanish language Forum is ready for news of David chatting to me, gorgeous Mariano, and Eduardo getting me coffee :angel:

You know--I feel like exercising my modding power and banning them all, but I know I can't.

Choupi
06-17-2005, 10:40 AM
He is supposed to have aggravated the knee injury he has during his match with Thomas Enqvist yesterday.I think the withdrawal is more precautionary than anything else but I don't know for sure :sad:
Well, I hope you're right about the precautionary decision.

sigmagirl91
06-17-2005, 11:33 AM
Well Rosie, if you do get to go, I look forward to reading more of your adventures.

jazz_girl
06-17-2005, 11:39 AM
Well I hope it does change, though I have my doubts :sad: I went over there this morning and all we have is another "whinge" from someone about people who don't like criticism :devil: Btw - thanks for removing the more personal bits from my report in your translation - I was going to ask you to do that anyway but obviously "great minds think alike". Somehow I don't think the Spanish language Forum is ready for news of David chatting to me, gorgeous Mariano, and Eduardo getting me coffee :angel:
:lol: Don't worry ;)

frula08
06-17-2005, 03:40 PM
Rose, do you know if david has to play his third match today?

*Ljubica*
06-17-2005, 04:05 PM
Rose, do you know if david has to play his third match today?

No - he didn't play today. Nothing to worry about - it's just that with Marat injured and Johansson ill, the field has changed a bit and there was really no one for him to play :sad: The organisers were considering asking him to do another exhibition today for a while, but it seemed a little pointless to risk injury in a meaningless exhibition so close to Wimbledon. I think he would have agreed if Roddick had played against him, but Roddick has pulled out due to exhaustion after Queens. There is a slight (VERY) slight chance he may play in an exhibition tomorrow - but it would seem really unlikely from my point of view - it will just be rest and regular practice from now til his 1st round at Wimby.

frula08
06-17-2005, 04:45 PM
thanks.

frula08
06-17-2005, 07:45 PM
he will be playing tomorrow:

ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2005

ACE GROUP PRESS RELEASE, 18/06/05

SATURDAY 18 JUNE 2005

2.15PM – FINAL:
G. RUSEDSKI (GBR)
V
F. GONZALEZ (CHI)

FOLLOWED BY EXHIBITION:
D. NALBANDIAN (ARG)
V
J. TIPSAREVIC (SCG)

FOLLOWED BY EXHIBITION LADIES:
TBC

gooner88
06-17-2005, 08:10 PM
He's playing again!
I hope Nalbo takes it easy tomorrow; we don't want any last minute problems.
He probably wants another match on grass just to feel confident, and he's not playing until Tuesday.

*Ljubica*
06-17-2005, 08:15 PM
Yes - my very slight chance has become reality - and there was me wanting another day off :devil:

RogiFan88
06-18-2005, 12:14 AM
Rosie, have fun watching David tomorrow! Yep, nerves can do a lot to your tennis unfortunately... just look at what it did to Rogi at RG SF, Athens Olympics, I can name a few more matches... mind over matter [of course most people are praying for more nerves as far as Rogi is concerned... ;)].

RogiFan88
06-18-2005, 12:18 AM
It's so nice to hear that David was enjoying himself in that exo and was joining in on the fun and smiling -- hope he's getting back in the swing of things on grass. Thanks for the lovely reports -- you're a definite hit w David and the Argie boys, Rosie, so sweet! ;)

*Ljubica*
06-18-2005, 07:39 AM
It's so nice to hear that David was enjoying himself in that exo and was joining in on the fun and smiling -- hope he's getting back in the swing of things on grass. Thanks for the lovely reports -- you're a definite hit w David and the Argie boys, Rosie, so sweet! ;)

Thanks :hug: They're a hit with me too :)

Choupi
06-18-2005, 07:45 AM
Have fun Rosie and enjoy your Pimms! ;)

*Ljubica*
06-18-2005, 08:29 AM
Have fun Rosie and enjoy your Pimms! ;)

No Pimms today because I'm driving :sad: but I'm sure I'll have fun anyway, although it's 30 degrees again today so I'll probably burn or get sun stroke again :devil:

sigmagirl91
06-18-2005, 08:54 AM
Have fun, sweetie. I think I'll stay home today and do some packing-and emailing.

Choupi
06-18-2005, 08:57 AM
No Pimms today because I'm driving :sad: but I'm sure I'll have fun anyway, although it's 30 degrees again today so I'll probably burn or get sun stroke again :devil:
Well I hope Fernando will take care of you! Same temps here! But I won't spend the whole afternoon under the sun! Take care Rosie. :)

jazz_girl
06-18-2005, 11:13 AM
Have fun Rosie!!! :)

*Ljubica*
06-18-2005, 06:16 PM
STOKE PARK

Well not so much to report from today really. David played an exhibition against Janko Tipsarevic - he won 7-6(7-4), 7-5. It wasn't really a match as such - more a kind of practice warm-up session with an Umpire!! There were lots of long rallies, - some good groundstrokes from both players - Janko has a good serve - he is quite a good player actually - I liked watching him. The match took place after the Final so there wasn't so much of an audience - most people had gone away to have a drink or food - it was hellishly hot there today - not really comfortable to sit outside in it for two entire matches. You could tell that David was wary of doing anything that might injure him before Wimbledon - he didn't run about too much! Still - it was another win I guess. Have to say David wasn't too happy today - quite snappy and whinged about a few line calls :devil: which I thought was unnecesssary in a meaningless exhibition match. I know he doesn't like the heat so much - maybe that was it.

Anyway - that is all from me for now. This also seems like as good a place as any to tell you all that I won't be around here very much for a while. Now - please don't worry (I know some of you will), - I am fine and healthy - so is my Dad, my cats, the man in my life and everyone else I care about. Fact is I have been thinking about this for a while as some of you know. People here who know me well, will know that over the past year or so I have become much more than a "fan" to David and his Team - I guess I'm more of a friend to some of them really, and as such it has made my position posting here and on the .net and some other places very difficult. There are lots of things I know that I can't talk about - other things I want to share with you all but I am asked not to (does that make sense?). Thus, my position has become untenable - whatever I do I feel like I am letting someone down, betraying confidences, lying or otherwise not being fair. Strangely enough exactly the same thing happened to a girlfriend of mine with another player, so I know I am not alone in my situation. So I have thought about it long and hard and discussed it with someone I trust implicitly, and decided that I won't be posting here for a while. I will still be a member of MTF, I will still read this Forum regulaely and I will still crop up from time to time in other players' threads and maybe in "Non-Tennis", but it has become increasingly hard for me to separate my own personal life from my "Internet MTF life". I'm sad to say the next few months are likely going to be hard for you all - trust me on that one - there will be some bad times I am sure - and in the circumstances it is better for me and the other people involved to take a little step back.

Please don't be angry - I will still be in touch - I haven't fallen off the planet - and maybe in a few months when things are more sorted then I can come back to my usual "chatty" self...............but at the moment it just wouldn't be right.

Thanks for reading this and love you all :hug:

jazz_girl
06-18-2005, 07:03 PM
Well, honestly Rosie, I saw it coming and I completly understand you :hug:
I hope we can still chat from time to time and I hope you enjoy this time cause you deserve it. And I also hope things will be better in the next few months.
:hug: :kiss:

sigmagirl91
06-18-2005, 07:58 PM
STOKE PARK

Well not so much to report from today really. David played an exhibition against Janko Tipsarevic - he won 7-6(7-4), 7-5. It wasn't really a match as such - more a kind of practice warm-up session with an Umpire!! There were lots of long rallies, - some good groundstrokes from both players - Janko has a good serve - he is quite a good player actually - I liked watching him. The match took place after the Final so there wasn't so much of an audience - most people had gone away to have a drink or food - it was hellishly hot there today - not really comfortable to sit outside in it for two entire matches. You could tell that David was wary of doing anything that might injure him before Wimbledon - he didn't run about too much! Still - it was another win I guess. Have to say David wasn't too happy today - quite snappy and whinged about a few line calls :devil: which I thought was unnecesssary in a meaningless exhibition match. I know he doesn't like the heat so much - maybe that was it.

Anyway - that is all from me for now. This also seems like as good a place as any to tell you all that I won't be around here very much for a while. Now - please don't worry (I know some of you will), - I am fine and healthy - so is my Dad, my cats, the man in my life and everyone else I care about. Fact is I have been thinking about this for a while as some of you know. People here who know me well, will know that over the past year or so I have become much more than a "fan" to David and his Team - I guess I'm more of a friend to some of them really, and as such it has made my position posting here and on the .net and some other places very difficult. There are lots of things I know that I can't talk about - other things I want to share with you all but I am asked not to (does that make sense?). Thus, my position has become untenable - whatever I do I feel like I am letting someone down, betraying confidences, lying or otherwise not being fair. Strangely enough exactly the same thing happened to a girlfriend of mine with another player, so I know I am not alone in my situation. So I have thought about it long and hard and discussed it with someone I trust implicitly, and decided that I won't be posting here for a while. I will still be a member of MTF, I will still read this Forum regulaely and I will still crop up from time to time in other players' threads and maybe in "Non-Tennis", but it has become increasingly hard for me to separate my own personal life from my "Internet MTF life". I'm sad to say the next few months are likely going to be hard for you all - trust me on that one - there will be some bad times I am sure - and in the circumstances it is better for me and the other people involved to take a little step back.

Please don't be angry - I will still be in touch - I haven't fallen off the planet - and maybe in a few months when things are more sorted then I can come back to my usual "chatty" self...............but at the moment it just wouldn't be right.

Thanks for reading this and love you all :hug:

Take care, and check your PM when you get a chance.

sophia_c
06-18-2005, 08:02 PM
Yeah take care Rose...

justClaudia
06-18-2005, 08:43 PM
Take care Rosie.
And I hope that wherever you are and whatever you're doing,you're happy ;)

We will miss you - of course we do - but that you already know.
We'll be here waiting for you whenever you're ready to come back :D

See you soon :hug:

gooner88
06-18-2005, 09:14 PM
Take care Rosie and enjoy life to the full. :hug:
I'll miss your fantastic match reports and wonderful sense of humour through your posts.

Tricky_Forehand
06-18-2005, 11:00 PM
STOKE PARK

Well not so much to report from today really. David played an exhibition against Janko Tipsarevic - he won 7-6(7-4), 7-5.

That would have been a :drool: worthy match for a couple reasons: 1) Janko (boy is too handsome) and 2) Just to see two guys I like play an exhib...would make my least favorite surface temporarily tolerable.

Choupi
06-19-2005, 12:08 PM
Anyway - that is all from me for now. This also seems like as good a place as any to tell you all that I won't be around here very much for a while.
Like Jazz, I could see it pointing at the horizon. Well, Rosie, I understand you. I just hope that we'll keep in touch in some other ways. Take care. :)

Jill
06-19-2005, 02:20 PM
Rosie, that's too bad. I enjoyed reading your postings as they kept me up to date as to what David and his team were up to. Being in Australia all I ever hear about is Hewett and his upcoming wedding and baby plans .... Sigh ... Boring ..... Apparently there may be twins ... I doubt it tho.

I often wondered how you knew David so closely and how you were at most of his tournaments - I work and only get 20 days a year of as leave so travelling to any tournaments is always out of the question. That's why I ask that he come to Perth for the Hopman Cup so I can see him play.

I hope you visit the forum soon. I will have to rely on the others for updates. I assume that Jazz Girl and Jime on the .net are the same people. If not sorry for making that assumption !!!

Good luck - I know I have only posted a couple of times but I feel like I know you (from reading the forums weekly - ha ha ha)

Out of interest - did you know I was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne and all my relatives still live in the UK. My mum visits often but I have not been back for a while. Who knows next trip we may even bump into each other. I would love to go back in the summer time and maybe go to Wimbledon. My auntie is a lines person at Wimbleson and also thinks David is a hottie.

Ok enough of the dribble ... Seeya

RogiFan88
06-19-2005, 02:57 PM
Rosie, you know best what you have to do and you are respected for your decision. Will miss your colourful reports tho... take care and hope to spot you around here and there...

jazz_girl
06-19-2005, 10:26 PM
I hope you visit the forum soon. I will have to rely on the others for updates. I assume that Jazz Girl and Jime on the .net are the same people. If not sorry for making that assumption !!!

Yes, I'm Jime :)

*Elsie*
06-20-2005, 08:23 AM
Please don't be angry - I will still be in touch - I haven't fallen off the planet -and maybe in a few months when things are more sorted then I can come back to my usual "chatty" self...............but at the moment it just wouldn't be right :hug:
I will miss you a lot Rosie. This place will not be the same without you. Take care :hug: