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KIWI in Cincinatti ------ Western & Southern Financial Group Masters!!

knight_ley
08-13-2005, 06:13 AM
Here's the main draw :rolleyes: Could his quarter get any harder??

(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI vs (WC) BLAKE, James USA
KIEFER, Nicolas GER vs Q
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA vs ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA vs (14) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO

(9) CORIA, Guillermo ARG vs SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
Q vs ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
EL AYNAOUI, Younes vs ACASUSO, Jose ARG
ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs (8) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG


(4) SAFIN, Marat RUS vs Q
(WC) MURRAY, Andy GBR vs DENT, Taylor USA
MIRNYI, Max BLR vs SODERLING, Robin SWE
HRBATY, Dominik SVK vs (13) JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE

(10) PUERTA, Mariano ARG vs (WC) GINEPRI, Robby USA
Q vs FERRER, David ESP
Q vs SPADEA, Vincent USA
MOYA, Carlos ESP vs (7) AGASSI, Andre USA




(6) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS vs GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
(SE) MATHIEU, Paul-Henri vs HAAS, Tommy GER
GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI vs Q
PAVEL, Andrei ROM vs (11) NALBANDIAN, David ARG

(16) GASQUET, Richard FRA vs LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
ANCIC, Mario CRO vs MELLO, Ricardo BRA
Q vs RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
ANDREEV, Igor RUS vs (3) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS


(5) RODDICK, Andy (USA) vs MELZER, Jurgen AUT
Q vs FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP
MARTIN, Alberto ESP vs CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
MASSU, Nicolas CHI vs (12) HENMAN, Tim GBR

(15) STEPANEK, Radek CZE vs (WC) MONFILS, Gael FRA
NOVAK, Jiri CZE vs BECK, Karol SVK
YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS vs SAULNIER, Cyril FRA
BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs (2) NADAL, Rafael ESP

:bigclap: Auf Gehts Kiwi :bigclap:

Neely
08-13-2005, 06:35 AM
Screw this draw... I felt it that a very good player was near him early again :o
draw also sucks because of Melzer vs Roddick so early... :smash:
Carlos also :(

kiwiteami
08-13-2005, 12:45 PM
Well I am now leaving for cincinnati,my flight is in 3 hours.goodbye,talk to you soon.

knight_ley
08-13-2005, 02:50 PM
Screw this draw... I felt it that a very good player was near him early again :o
draw also sucks because of Melzer vs Roddick so early... :smash:
Carlos also :(

The entire draw sucks... Gaudio vs Robredo in round one? Thanks guys. That's the Rafa vs Carlos of Cincy :rolleyes: The only person who's draw I like is Rafa's, but his draw doesnt really matter cuz he'll beat anyone anyways :lol:

Hopefully Kiwi will have some fire that he had in Wimbledon and pull this one out :yeah: He showed us what he can do... Now he needs to just do it.

( And I believe Los will win too :yeah: )

Neely
08-13-2005, 03:17 PM
Maybe there is some better chance this time to beat Federer because Federer doesn't have a real tournament rhythm yet should he play against Kiwi in the 2nd round because he's coming off this long break... we can only guess and dream ;)

Gaudio vs Robredo in round one? Thanks guys. That's the Rafa vs Carlos of Cincy :rolleyes: The only person who's draw I like is Rafa's, but his draw doesnt really matter cuz he'll beat anyone anyways :lol:
Robredo better not blows this time in Cincy. He may never lose a tiebreak at love and giving the match away how he did this week.
True about Rafa :rolls:

knight_ley
08-13-2005, 04:04 PM
Maybe there is some better chance this time to beat Federer because Federer doesn't have a real tournament rhythm yet should he play against Kiwi in the 2nd round because he's coming off this long break... we can only guess and dream ;)


Robredo better not blows this time in Cincy. He may never lose a tiebreak at love and giving the match away how he did this week.
True about Rafa :rolls:


I think you're right. Roger hasn't played since Wimbledon so he won't be quite as fresh.... Even if it is a dream, let us dream it ;)

I'm so torn. Luckily the Robredo/Gaudio match won't be on TV so I won't really have to choose :lol: He did good the match I saw him :p :lol: I have to tell you a story about Rafa from Montreal the next time I see you on MSN... :lol: That boy is too much.

Space Cowgirl
08-13-2005, 07:20 PM
I hope Kiwi's tournament will last longer than R2 :(

bavaria100
08-13-2005, 08:26 PM
Good luck Kiwi! He should be able to reach the second round and I hope that he gives Roger a good fight.

kek
08-13-2005, 11:24 PM
I'm here in Cinci and have my laptop to post any news. It's not the best draw for Nicolas. But Roger hasn't played much so there could be that chance of an upset. Also, Nicolas was right there at Wimbledon with him. I'll be cheering for him will help :)

Karine, not sure if you are online this week, but thanks for the offer to pick me up at the airport. I rented a car this week. It's weird driving it since I'm used to driving my big SUV and I have a little itty bitty car. I'm sure I'll see you this week.

kiwiteami
08-13-2005, 11:49 PM
I,m here too Karen.You know where my hotel is so come..lol.If I,m not in the lobby I,m in my room..409..lol.I saw Nicolas passed very fast with the fitness guru!!! He didn t see me.Everyone is here.The draw is bad.Anyway I hope to hear from you.I had a TERRIBLE flight.I was with Gasquet and puerta and we all thought that we were going to die! I don,t have a labtop so come and see me..bye.

knight_ley
08-14-2005, 12:22 AM
Aww you were on a flight with Puerta? That is awesome, even if the flight wasn't so great :lol: Luckily you all made it there safely :)

kiwiteami
08-14-2005, 12:55 AM
yes Mary i was on the same flight as them.Damn,Tommy Haas just passed in front of me..so far I didn t see Kiwi pass by.i need to see him.I went to get sushi at Big bEN AND LIKE 10 TENNIS PLAYERS WERE THERE..INCLUDING mOYA! LOL i HAVE TO GO CAUSE mONFILS IS WAITNG for the computer..talk to you soon peope..lol

kfh_9118
08-14-2005, 08:45 AM
How great to have the same hotel as the players :cool:

Thanks for the on site reports :wavey:

kiwiteami
08-14-2005, 01:17 PM
Hi,well I had lots of fun with Karen lasty night.and 2 other friends.We went to a resto and Gaudio was there.We are about to leave to go see Nicolas practice cause like usual it will be early.I didn t get much sleep..lol

El Legenda
08-14-2005, 01:24 PM
Hello, You are staying at the Marriot right? about 5min from the site

zethand
08-14-2005, 04:19 PM
Thanks for the reports.. Keep posting and tell us everything you see there :)

kiwiteami
08-14-2005, 04:54 PM
Hi there,I,m with Karen at the tennis tournament.we just saw Nicolas practiced for more than an hour.Yes the girl was there..a new girlfriend or not,we aare not sure cause she is not acting like one! I talked to him in french,he was making fun of me acuse I almost died in a plane yesterday! lol.He said that he will never be in a flight with me..I<m bad luck! lol.Anyway it was a good practice.he said that there is nothjing to do here and what I did yesterday and will do today,I told him that I didn t know.he was happy,laughing and smiling.Look i don't about the girl if she is the new giorlfriend or not but you know,he didn't look at her and he was flirting with me...ask Karen.We are hopeful to see him tonight.it is like all the crap and mental case that her was in montreal never happenned.I have no shame just ask Karen she will tell you.talk to you soon..here is Karen


Yes, Karine is correct. She has no shame. Nicolas is quite friendly with her. I was basically doing my own thing. I was watching the practice and he was playing a practice set with Beck. I think he won the set. Not sure. He was serving and volleying on most points. I don't know if he was trying to improve his performance over Agassi last thursday when his 1st serve percentage was poor and the drop shot volley last only half a set. Sorry for the techno talk, Karine is the gossip reporter :D He did smile at us and I said good practice. Afterwards he was checking the status of the qualifying to see who he might play next. Other than that, nothing much else to report. He still is doing the John Travolta Saturday Night Fever look with 5 chains around his neck. Obviously, the new "friend" isn't steering him in the right fashion sense. Also, she was watching Moya practice more than Nicolas. So Karine is confused, I'm not sure what the deal is. Maybe she is a paid companion? Just kidding, Nicolas if you are reading this.

knight_ley
08-14-2005, 05:20 PM
Hi,well I had lots of fun with Karen lasty night.and 2 other friends.We went to a resto and Gaudio was there.We are about to leave to go see Nicolas practice cause like usual it will be early.I didn t get much sleep..lol

Jeez! you got Puerta, Moya and now Gaston in like 24 hours... you're just tearing thru all my fave players now :lol:

Glad you guys are having fun! Keep the reports coming!

kek
08-14-2005, 09:55 PM
Nothing much happened the rest of the day. We saw Safin practicing today. He looked like he just came from Jamica. His hair was long and nasty with this junk facial hair growing on his face.

Were watching the Montreal Final and plan on going out to eat soon-probably the closest resturant Applebee's since we are tired and have a long day tomorrow since he is playing last tomorrow.

knight_ley
08-14-2005, 11:06 PM
Marat's actually there :eek: I didn't think he'd show... :bigclap: Why couldn't all these boys have been in Montreal? :banghead:

Make sure you guys take pictures of Kiwi for us :p :angel:

knight_ley
08-15-2005, 04:25 AM
MONDAY ORDER OF PLAY

Grandstand
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM

Filippo VOLANDRI (ITA) vs Olivier ROCHUS (BEL)
followed by
Radek STEPANEK (CZE) vs Gael MONFILS (FRA)
followed by
Stefan KOUBEK (AUT) vs Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP)
followed by
Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI) vs Novak DJOKOVIC (SCG)
followed by
Andrei PAVEL (ROM) vs David NALBANDIAN (ARG)
followed by
Nicolas KIEFER (GER) vsNicolas LAPENTTI (ECU)

IUBeccaKH2005
08-15-2005, 03:56 PM
Karine, Karen... (Karine you "saw" me in Indy:) blonde with ponytail. I am going to Cincinatti on Tuesday ALONE :( and I want to stay for some tennis... I was wondering if you guys knew the cheapest way to do tickets?? aaaand find a place to stay?? I was staying with a friend but, not to my great suprise, his girlfriend has now said "No Way!" ... any ideas? i will hopefully get in really late on Monday or reeeeally early on Tuesday!! Hopefully i'll hear back from you soon.

If you do get this, ask him if his new "friend's" name is Sacsha ?? Also...could you post your reply then copy/paste it to a real email... my email is rekharri@indiana.edu. Thanks girls!!

kek
08-15-2005, 04:39 PM
Becca, this is French Karen and Texan Karen. We are at tennis. They have internet at the tournament. We will be here onTuesday. We just saw the mental headcase practice this morning. He was actually smiling and signing autographs. He said Bonjour. Strange enough the sun the sun came out. The world has stop turning. He was talking to someone in French and Karine was giving me the correct french prounciation. Horrible on my part because I bring my southern drawl into the mix.

Nicolas's "friend" was absent from practice and Karine saw him last night at the hotel-can't say what happened. But it's not what you think though.

We've seen almost everyone and will be at the match tonight. It's going to be a long day at tennis. Karine is suffering in the humidity. I'm used to it though. The temps are cool.

We saw Rafa today. He arrived this morning at the hotel from Montreal. My friend runs his unofficial soon tro be official website and he was nice to do some PR stuff for her and I took pictures of him signing autographs for the fans on the website.

Karine and I have a great marketing idea. Lots of players have the plastic Lance Armstrong like bands for x,y,z charity. So for Nicolas and all the other headcase players that we like to follow( mainly Nicolas) instead of the plastic wristband, we are going to market a real hospital bracelet that says mental headcase.

We will be at the match tonight. We will report later.

Becca, I'm pretty sure that there are not any hotels available. The city is extremely small and I already someone who is staying with me. My suggestion is to look on the internet and find the closest hotel for Mason, Ohio that might be available. There are some small towns nearby like Westchester.

IUBeccaKH2005
08-15-2005, 05:14 PM
Hey guys... Hopefully something will come up so that i can stay a couple days. I'm hoping this kid's girlfriend will chill out so i dont have to fork over major cash for a crummy hotel. I should be around early on Tuesday... hopefully we can somehow meet up or something, at least just to chit chat and see the "faces behind the names" :) ha.

Karen, i speak french ... but dont feel bad about the pronounciation... i'm positive that half the time im speaking, im pronouncing wrong... its the effort that counts, right??:)

Well hopefully we can all get in touch ... enjoy your day ahead and YELL LOUD for Kiwi tonight!!


-Becca

kek
08-16-2005, 06:36 AM
Hola, Karine and I are back from tennis. I'm in the hotel on the laptop. Nicolas played well tonight. He was cool as a cucumber or Kiwi in his case. His serve was better and Nicolas was far better player on the court.

Very cute thing that happened today. His practiced a couple hours before the match and there was this little cute boy that we were talking to. He was about 5 and had a tennis ball for autographs. He said he wanted Nicolas's autograph. We said good luck since he is a grouch especially before a match. But he must have woken up on the right side of the bed. After practice he signed the boy's ball and stood behind him while the kid's parent's was filming it and they were waving to the camera. It looked like they were heading to Disney World. Very cute. Everyone started clapping and cheering.

I'm tired so we'll report more later. Becca, i'm not worried about my lack of French. Trust me, there isn't a large French population in Texas, but I'm having fun learning. I better stick to Spanish as my 2nd language.

Neely
08-16-2005, 10:25 AM
Kiefer def. N. Lapentti 6-1 6-4

Nice, it was hopefully a dominant victory as indicated by the scoreline and good to see that Kiwi didn't lose serve.

And now get Federer! :)
Maybe the best chance this year to beat him :angel:

kiwiteami
08-16-2005, 02:58 PM
Hi people.We (Karen and I!) are at the hotel right now after a very long day yesterday.Nicolas is at the gym with his coach..life is good.We are very tired and thought that he would practice early but it is raining.He played a great match yesterday.And YES the GIRL is GONE..lalalalalala.He has now 2 coaches and it will be pretty tough tomorrow.Yes the thing with the kid yesterday was very cute and so..not like him.But he is happy this week.he practiced twice yesterday plus,we saw his match.anyway we are staying at the hotel a while longer and than will leave.bye

ps:we ate breakfast this morning with:Bjorkman,Henman,Safin,Mathieu,Puerta,Robredo' s coach.

zethand
08-16-2005, 03:21 PM
Great Reports!!! It sounds you are having a lot of fun.. keep bringing all the news :)

Neely
08-16-2005, 04:27 PM
ps:we ate breakfast this morning with:Bjorkman,Henman,Safin,Mathieu,Puerta,Robredo' s coach.
:worship: WOW, with so many!?! :eek: :lol: Safin, Mathieu and Robredo would already be enough players for me :) :angel:

IUBeccaKH2005
08-16-2005, 09:20 PM
Karen, Karine: I will be staying in Columbus tonite, but Mason tomorrow... It was the easiest (and cheapest) way to watch for two days. I was just wondering what time the matches start. It said that the gates open 2 hrs before, but it never said what time the matches start! Columbus is about an hour away from Cinci, so I will probably be there early (as my friend will be at work at 6 am and i am leaving when he leaves for work) Just wondering if you could fill me in on expected time of matches beginning. Thanks!! Hope you're not too wet out there. See you soon.

Becca

ps- you had a nice little Breakfast of Champions.. must've been a VERY nice way to start the day ;)

Fee
08-16-2005, 09:33 PM
matches start at 11 am, according to the order of play posted in the tournament forum here at MTF.

As big as those hotel restaurants are, I'm surprised K & K didn't see more players at breakfast today, but perhaps some of them slept in a little bit when they woke up and heard the rain falling. :D

kiwiteami
08-17-2005, 02:17 AM
Ok,Nicolas has a plan and WE already don't like it.he did't practice today.sure it was raining at 10am but he was in the gym.not practicing vs Federer tomorrow is not good.We saw him tonight,very happy,zooming off the parking lot.

Fee,there is lots of stuff going on here..there are players everywhere,we are tired and sure lots of stuff that we are not writing here cause we have no time,plus we need at some point to keep private lives ...private!

We will be at the tournament early tomorrow cause he will be there..lets al pray together!

This is Karen here. One funny thing about yesterday during the match, he almost tripped over his name plate that sits in front of his chair. It would be alwful to read retirement from match due to player tripping!

Becca, we will be there early since he didn't make practice today. He is going to practice very early. I'm sure we will run into you sometime tomorrow on the grounds. It's funny that way that you see people on the grounds when you are looking for them, except for Nicolas today.

Fee
08-17-2005, 04:29 AM
Fee,there is lots of stuff going on here..there are players everywhere,we are tired and sure lots of stuff that we are not writing here cause we have no time,plus we need at some point to keep private lives ...private!


I'm confused. Why was this comment directed at me? Did I miss something?

Space Cowgirl
08-17-2005, 08:51 PM
Damn, Kiwi lost what seemed a very close match :sad: . Two breaks down in the third, he just couldn't get that one break back. Karen/Karine/Becca, reports please! :D How was he?

Fee
08-17-2005, 09:08 PM
What I saw on TV, Kiefer started out well and Roger looked rusty and agitated. In the second set Roger started to play better, got the break, and Nic started to get bothered by the linespeople, and whatever else. He showed some fire again in the third set and tried to take advantage of Roger's mistakes, but once again, Roger was able to squeeze out a win even when he wasn't playing his best tennis. I was happy to see Nic fight in the third set, but somehow I just knew that he wasn't going to catch Roger.

Neely
08-18-2005, 12:50 AM
A good try, Kiwi! :yeah: But I think he needs to play even more perfectly, especially serving higher percentage and more consistent than today when he wants to beat Roger, even if Roger needed some time to get into the match. A low serve percentage of under 40% in a decisive third set can be just not enough, especially when Federer sees too many 2nd serves on break points when it matters.

I felt before that this might be the best chance of beating Federer since long time, the 2nd break in the third set was just too much and even though he could get one back when Federer was serving for the match a first time, the 2nd one was too much to overcome then and Federer hardly blows serving for the match twice anymore.

Winning again a set against Federer and breaking him as many times in one match as he probably gets broken by all other opponents facing the whole tournament isn't too shabby.

Overall, I rate this loss as "better" and as more "positive" than the one against Agassi (and of course the one against Rusedski, too) and I hope he can profit from this match somehow and that he enters the US Open in hot form, hopefully getting a good quarter and avoiding Federer, Agassi, Roddick et all at least until the QF.

kiwiteami
08-18-2005, 12:58 AM
Hi people.it was a very tough day and we are waiting to go out to eat..who knows maybe next to him! anyway we (Karen and I) were in the first row,not our seats but we have pretty good contacts here now!!! He played pretty good and NO wasn't mean at all,kept his cool.We are happy.he will probably leave tomorrow.we will keep you updated about that.Rodger was just too good.But we are very proud of him,told him so after the match.it is sad in a way but like he always says:c'est la vie! he is and always will be our player..esp after that match..we are hooked 4 life.

oh he parcticed for 30 minutes today and to our surprise he was..happy,smiling,laughing..you know THAT might actually be his new plan!!!!

Neely
08-18-2005, 01:06 AM
he is and always will be our player..esp after that match..we are hooked 4 life.
sure, always! :) :angel:

zethand
08-18-2005, 02:50 AM
He took another attitude toward this match.. and this is a change... So, well done Kiwi! :)

kiwiteami
08-18-2005, 02:55 AM
Before we go to bed,here is the story.they (dorff ,Thomas and Nicolas) went to dinner..hope they loved that mexican food there! lol.Karen and I decided that Italian food would be better.we saw them going back to the hotel.He still had on this UGLY orange trucker cap that does NOTHINg for him!!! But he was wearing nice jeans and a blue shirt.My guess is that they will leave tomorrow and i will do ANYTHING to catch before he leaves! i need to say goodbye ,he knows that.So we are tired and NIGHt go to King's island tomorrow cause we need some fun.a lot of people saw us on tv..thanks for the emails but STOP emailing PLEASE! Brad Gilbert at some point,almost in front of us,looked at us and said,those 2 most be part of his entourage! LOL.Anyway tomorrow might be VERY painful for me..to say goodbye,but it has to be done.I might not be able to go on the computer tomorrow ,too emotional,yes I am crazy but he will miss him dearly and won't see him untl march.bye

Fee
08-18-2005, 05:07 AM
Karen and Karinne, thanks for the reports this week. Sounds like you've had a great time and you took the time to share it with us. I understand how hard it will be for you to say goodbye (I went through that earlier this year with a player that I am fond of). I hope that you see him before he leaves. :D

Have a good time for the rest of the week, and safe flights home.

kiwiteami
08-18-2005, 11:29 AM
Karen and Karinne, thanks for the reports this week. Sounds like you've had a great time and you took the time to share it with us. I understand how hard it will be for you to say goodbye (I went through that earlier this year with a player that I am fond of). I hope that you see him before he leaves. :D

Have a good time for the rest of the week, and safe flights home.


No problem Fee.Yes it is very difficult for me to say goodbye after a wonderful summer,actual the best in my life..thanks to him! I have been having lots of fun here thanks to Karen.The poor girl has to put up with me..lol.Oh,Lapentti is now leaving..lol.A lot of people might not understand the situation,but he is like a friend now..and it is saying goodbye to a friend that I wil miss dearly..it is not even about the tennis player.Karen and I are having fun tracking him down...lol.and yes I hope that our flights will be safe.But I think that one of the best part of this trip is..I found a friend..Karen! So see,this forum here is a GOOD thing! lol...bye

kek
08-18-2005, 01:53 PM
Yes, I have had a great time at the tournament. It has been fun. Nicolas has been off and on around here. We were hoping to to say a personal goodbye and say to good luck for the remainder of the year. But if not, it has been a good week. I'm here emotionally for Karine since she has more of a relationship with Nicolas. I'm to him the crazy girl always next to Karine with the southern accent. Hey maybe hearing my southern accent made him eat Mexican food last night. He had a hankering for Mexican food.


The match was good yesterday. I'm proud of him and he should be pleased. After the match, we ate Italian. Sorry Mexican food in Ohio isn't a good thing. Afterwards, I drank at the bar and I met a nice guy but I just wasn't too interested. He was nice and wanted to see me today but who knows.

Better go, Ancic walked by and started to distract me. Plus Tommy Robredo's hot coach need the computer. Too bad he is too short.

kiwiteami
08-18-2005, 07:39 PM
Hello again.we are back at the hotel and nO he did not practice but we seemed to keep on running into Dorff! He left for lunch,no we didn't see him but the car was gone.We took a nap causde we are SO freaking tired.And now he is back and we didn't see him come back.We went to Biggs and Karen saw P-H Mathieu and now they fell in love at Biggs! lol.We will now be going at the pool..who knows,he might actually come.We will try to catch him tonight for dinner and will tell you about it..no mexican food tonight...but I hope he"ll eat pasta or a steak..lol.

kiwiteami
08-19-2005, 05:10 AM
It is past midnight,we are having fun at the bar with lots of players..but Nicolas is in his room and has been since we ran into him around 8;30pm.he was in a good mood,smiled and said bonsoir and he had food in his hands.I am hoping to catch him tomorrow before I leave on saturday.Karen is leabving tomorrow.Again it will be very tough.

IUBeccaKH2005
08-19-2005, 03:40 PM
Hi all. I just returned from Cinci. Thought about staying for today, but... i am FRIED and just drove back to Indy. Karine, Karen: I saw you guys... you were right behind his chair during his match with Federer, no? I was on the opposite side. I was there VERY early on Thursday though and was on Center Court before Safin started, thought i saw you guys walking around, but then... you disappeared!! I'm sorry to have missed you, but hey... maybe next year ??? :)

I had a GRRRREAT couple of days of tennis. Although, i did get a headache from squinting during Nicolas' match and had to leave right after to get some sleep, and some aspirin! Later that night i went out and ate at Olive Garden (yes...alone... but i dont really have a problem with that kind of stuff). My Hotel was right down the Street from the Marriot (just past the I-71 bridge).. I actually got a little turned around and ended up in the Marriot parking lot my first night there... thought about stopping, but... didnt know last names to ask for you all--plus didnt want to seem stalker'ish. haha. I'm glad you guys had such a nice week. And I'm sorry for Karine, i understand how hard it must be to say "goodbye" to a friend.

Funny thing happened during the rain delay yesterday. I was standing outside grandstand (Moya v. Ginepri) and these people came up and asked me for my autograph... i have NO IDEA who they thought i was, but i signed their stuff!! hahahahah. It was interesting. Also i went over and watched Feliciano Lopez's doubles match... but even better sat with Robredo's/Ferrer's coaches during their GREAT doubles match (they beat Hanley/Arthurs in 3!!!)... I also saw the two of them running outside the grounds after their match i was leaving and with traffic i was stopped rt by them and they stopped and talked!! (Robredo has a baaaad habit of talking to his coach during his matches and must've seen me chatting) Well all, sorry that this summer is "over" but i definitly have a very good feeling about Nic's chances at the Open. His draws just sucked in almost every tournament and he ALMOST beat Federer.... I think he's def. got a good vibe going into the Open.

Sorry i didnt see you guys (Karine and Karen), but hope you both made it safely home.

kiwiteami
08-19-2005, 07:28 PM
Well nicolas is still at the hotel but didn't practice.I am now all alone.i TRIED not to cry when Karen left but I couldn't,it is very sad we had so much fun this week.Well I need to catch nicolas and say godbye cause I have to leave early tomorrow morning.

Becca,sorry that we missed you.Yes it was us in the first row behind him.Do nOT ask how we got there ..Karen and I Won't talk.

It was an amazing week..thanks To Karen,Leslie and Susan..thanks girls you are the best.And yes Thanks to nicolas...oh..Ancic at the pool..I have to go..sorry Karen that you had to miss that..lol

Space Cowgirl
08-19-2005, 08:18 PM
Karen and Karine, big :hug: to you two!

Thanks for the "insider" reports, I hope you get to see Nico before he goes, Karine. You've turned me into such a fan of his, he's great :D

kiwiteami
08-19-2005, 10:28 PM
Karen and Karine, big :hug: to you two!

Thanks for the "insider" reports, I hope you get to see Nico before he goes, Karine. You've turned me into such a fan of his, he's great :D


No problem.i am hapy cause I had a great week.stil no Kiwi today but I will find him.You should of seen that face last night,those eyes and that huge smile.He is happy,I don't know why but it is great to see him like that.I had problems with this hotel computer today and his coach was like..what is going on..we were both here thrying to find the problem.I didn't mention Nicolas..anyway we were too busy trying to figure out this crap..lol

home soon..WHY oh why..wel I'm off I have to see him

kiwiteami
08-19-2005, 11:46 PM
Well I did it,I said godbye.I am TRYINg NOT to cry but all of this happenned like 5 minutes ago.Both coaches came down and I knew he was coming.He arrived, and came to me.I told him well THIS is goodbye..he said what..why..cause I am leaving tomorrow.He is taking the 7am flight to NY..mine is at 10:45am..for montreal.We talked a little..he kissed me and is now gone..to Applebies..told you Karen! lol...I am VERY sad.I,m off for now

Space Cowgirl
08-19-2005, 11:53 PM
aww Karine, :sad: , at least you got to say goodbye, though.

Here's to winning the US Open ;) :D

kek
08-20-2005, 09:10 PM
Karine- It was such a great time hanging out with you this past week. I'm glad that you saw Nicolas one last time. Maybe I was the bad luck charm? I'll write a proper email later today.

Attached is couple of the pictures. Give me a couple days to edit the pictures and I'll post them. I have over 120 pictures of several players, maybe less after I delete some of them.

kiwiteami
08-20-2005, 09:52 PM
Karine- It was such a great time hanging out with you this past week. I'm glad that you saw Nicolas one last time. Maybe I was the bad luck charm? I'll write a proper email later today.

Attached is couple of the pictures. Give me a couple days to edit the pictures and I'll post them. I have over 120 pictures of several players, maybe less after I delete some of them.


I am back home.I had a nice flight,well I slept the whole time! lol.I had an amazing week thanks to you Karen.We have to post that pic of us.Donèt say that you were bad luck..it is just that the hotel has a lot of doors and he did nOTHING for 2 days and you now know what nOTHING means to him.He left at 7am.I got up at 6am,went to ckeck out around 7am and I had a bag waiting for me..I am now very happy.I will try to email you tonight Karen,but I have lots of things to do.your pics are great.Oh and Marat had to park his car right behind mine and I couldn't leave this morning!! lol

We (Karen and I) hope that you liked our reports.it was difficult sometimes to type in peace cause Nicolas' coach was always there waiting for the computer..lol

knight_ley
08-21-2005, 01:28 AM
Karine- It was such a great time hanging out with you this past week. I'm glad that you saw Nicolas one last time. Maybe I was the bad luck charm? I'll write a proper email later today.

Attached is couple of the pictures. Give me a couple days to edit the pictures and I'll post them. I have over 120 pictures of several players, maybe less after I delete some of them.


:eek: Those are... wow. :inlove:

kiwiteami
08-21-2005, 02:55 AM
:eek: Those are... wow. :inlove:

Yes Mary,he looked WAY hot this week.He was...HAPPY! He keeps on smiling and laughing.Karen and I were...confused.Well he is like that in real life like 99% of the time but not at tennis centers! I was talking to him and he was smiling..and making fun of me..in french,Karen said I don't know what you said but damn he looks hot..LOL..remember Karen? lol.Karen will show you other pics,they are all pretty good..but US posing with the Cincinnati Masters Trophy is the best one! lol

urbanjae
08-21-2005, 04:25 AM
Karine- It was such a great time hanging out with you this past week. I'm glad that you saw Nicolas one last time. Maybe I was the bad luck charm? I'll write a proper email later today.

Attached is couple of the pictures. Give me a couple days to edit the pictures and I'll post them. I have over 120 pictures of several players, maybe less after I delete some of them.

The pics are gorgeous; thanks so much for sharing them with us :worship: And glad that you & Karine had such a great time! Thanks for all the reports! :D