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The Beast's Cave: Thread for Mad Max Mirnyi!

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Leo
07-16-2003, 04:46 AM
Finally we have a thread to cheer and celebrate the world #1 doubles player, Max Mirnyi! :bounce:

Max is currently playing in Stuttgart. He won in singles today in straights over Marc Lopez, and looks primed and ready to take on top seed Carlos Moya in the 3rd round! He is also playing in doubles with Palmer. Good Luck, Max!

Some pics to start us (I hope it's us, not just me talking to myself :o) off:

http://www.angelfire.com/sports/maxmirnyi/images/On%20Court/M__mirnyi_1.jpg

http://www.angelfire.com/sports/maxmirnyi/images/Off%20Court/family2.jpg
(Pop and son look so much alike!)

http://www.angelfire.com/sports/maxmirnyi/images/Off%20Court/hobby4.jpg
(Flexible! :eek: )

http://www.maxmirnyi.com/gallery/on%20court/US%20Open/k304.jpg
(hehe)

http://www.maxmirnyi.com/gallery/on%20court/US%20Open/capt.999486986us_open_tennis_xnyf178.jpg
(Great shirt)

Now to the trophy pics :D:

http://www.angelfire.com/sports/maxmirnyi/images/On%20Court/untitled2.jpg
(If only I could cut out Hewitt... :D)

http://www.maxmirnyi.com/gallery/trophies/maxanna.jpg

http://www.maxmirnyi.com/gallery/trophies/0902222P_WIM_MIXED_DOUBLES_MIR.jpg
(He looks so young in this picture!)

http://www.maxmirnyi.com/gallery/trophies/b_0906_507.jpg

http://www.maxmirnyi.com/gallery/trophies/Estoril_final2.jpg

http://www.maxmirnyi.com/gallery/trophies/pic-21-10-01-n04-g.jpg
(Stuttgart '01 - First Masters Series singles final)

http://www.maxmirnyi.com/gallery/trophies/mirnyi_sluiter2.jpg
(Rotterdam '03 - First of MANY singles titles to come :D)

Leo
07-16-2003, 06:53 PM
Well, Carlos Moya fell to Tomas Behrend 7-6, 7-6 in the second round. So instead of facing the top-seeded Spaniard in the next round, Max will be playing the unseeded German instead. Mirnyi is just 8 points from being ranked in the top 30 in singles so this is an excellent chance for him! :D

Lindsayfan
07-16-2003, 10:16 PM
max is playing tomorrow vs behrend,i get it on tv.i'm not sure though if i'll watch it cos of Tour de France.if i do,i'll write a little report here on how he played.

plz Leo,find a shirtless Max pic for me :drool:

Leo
07-17-2003, 05:56 AM
max is playing tomorrow vs behrend,i get it on tv.i'm not sure though if i'll watch it cos of Tour de France.if i do,i'll write a little report here on how he played.

plz Leo,find a shirtless Max pic for me :drool:

Kay, found a few:

http://www.angelfire.com/sports/maxmirnyi/images/On%20Court/max1.jpg

http://www.angelfire.com/sports/maxmirnyi/images/Off%20Court/hobby6.jpg

http://www.angelfire.com/sports/maxmirnyi/images/Off%20Court/max11.jpg

I hope this persuades you to watch some of Mad Max tomorrow ;)

Lindsayfan
07-17-2003, 08:09 AM
I hope this persuades you to watch some of Mad Max tomorrow ;)


ok I'll watch Max,but pls u keep posting shirtless pics :drool:

Leo
07-17-2003, 03:59 PM
Argh, he lost 6-4, 6-4 to Behrend! :(

Lindsayfan
07-17-2003, 06:49 PM
i saw part of the match.max played bad,he missed lots of volleys but that behrend guy played very well,forced max to play from the baseline and u know max is very vulnerable there.He was never able to break behrend,and returned bad,was impatient,not a good attitude on clay. :fiery:

Leo
07-18-2003, 02:09 AM
That's too bad. :( Thanks for the report anyway, Val. I'll try to find soke more pics for you.

Leo
07-20-2003, 04:05 AM
Max Mirnyi is seeded #10 at Kitzbuhel and recieves a bye into the 2nd round, where he could meet Luis Horna, semifinalist this week in Amersfoort. The first seed he could meet is Juan Ignacio Chela in the 3rd round.

Leo
07-23-2003, 05:51 PM
Mad Max wins 6-3, 6-2 over Horna to advance to the third round. Very impressive win over a clay courter. :)

Leo
07-25-2003, 05:10 PM
3-6, 6-3, 6-7 loss to Chela. Oh well, on to the hardcourt season! :D

Leo
08-01-2003, 03:16 AM
From atpinsider:

WEDDING BELLS…MAX MIRNYI has announced his engagement to girlfriend Xenia, also from Belarus. They have yet to set a date for the wedding and will continue to split their time between Minsk (Belarus) and Florida.

Congratulations! :)

Plus Mad Max is in the quarterfinals of DC with wins over Alex Kim (3 sets) and Mike Bryan (2 sets). . Go!!!!! :bounce:

Leo
08-06-2003, 05:42 PM
Last week in DC Mirnyi reached the quarterfinals, losing 6 and 2 to eventual finalist Fernando Gonzalez. But I'm happy to report that he got revenge by beating Gonzo's Chilean compatriot in straights yesterday to reach the second round of TMS Canada! His next match is gonna be a real toughie against Lleyton Hewitt, who has looked very sharp so far.

Go Max! :bounce:

Leo
08-07-2003, 05:35 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/mirnyi_hard1.jpg

The Beast has done it! A 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-5 triumph over former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt! Mirnyi was even able to out-return the Aussie, which is remarkable. I like Mad Max's chances against Srichaphan in the Round of 16 of TMS Canada. Make another quarterfinal, Max. :bounce:

Lindsayfan
08-10-2003, 12:40 PM
Leo,do ya have any pix of Max's fiance?

Leo
08-10-2003, 07:41 PM
http://www.maxmirnyi.com/gallery/family/2690.jpg

http://www.maxmirnyi.com/gallery/family/2688.jpg

http://www.maxmirnyi.com/gallery/family/0_56_gross.jpg

http://www.maxmirnyi.com/gallery/family/2692.jpg

:D

Lindsayfan
08-11-2003, 12:30 AM
she has my approvation,she's cute enough to marry him! :p
btw is she a model or stg?

Leo
08-11-2003, 03:36 PM
Not exactly sure, but it seems like she is a model, and a very pretty one at that. You might want to ask Eggy.

Good Luck in Cincy, Mad Max! :bounce: He should be full of confidence after reaching the Montreal quarters with wins over Hewitt and Srichaphan. :D

Lindsayfan
08-11-2003, 10:33 PM
good luck max vs corretja!!!

leo:it seems that we are the only fans of max here :(

Leo
08-12-2003, 01:51 AM
LOL. We need to get Eggy over here. He's a fan of Mad Max, I think.

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-12-2003, 02:42 AM
When I watched Max practice, she was there. She was so nice to me. And she is even more gorgeous in person. She's SO HOT!!! I think I was staring more at her than I stared at Max. LOL! And she helped throw balls to Mario and Max; it was very cute.


she has my approvation,she's cute enough to marry him! :p
btw is she a model or stg?

Lindsayfan
08-12-2003, 09:49 AM
wow that's a great to hear.thanks Mrs Guga (is it you,right? ;) )

Leo
08-15-2003, 03:46 AM
Thanks for the insight, Mrs. Guga. I remember being entranced by Pat Rafter's girlfriend (Lara) when I saw him play at the Open one year. I couldn't concentrate on the match because I was too busy trying to get a good look at her from my binoculars. :D

So, Mad Max is into his second straight Masters Series quarterfinal. Pretty impressive stuff. Let's see if he can pull off an upset over Coria, the #6 seed. Similar match, I think, to the one he won last week in Canada over Hewitt. Good Luck,, Max! :bounce:

Lindsayfan
08-15-2003, 09:05 AM
Max played really well vs arazi and arazi played well too.I think Max won cos he was stronger mentally and didnt give up when he was down 3-1 third set after having a MP in second set.his girlfriend was there,she was like "OMG I'm going to die"!! LOL

GO Max,beat Coria today!!! :)

Gonzo Hates Me!
08-15-2003, 07:35 PM
I remember being entranced by Pat Rafter's girlfriend (Lara) when I saw him play at the Open one year. I couldn't concentrate on the match because I was too busy trying to get a good look at her from my binoculars. :D

Omigod!!!! Hahaha!!! That's cute! And I never thought to bring binoculars to a tournament. Now I know! I am always learning new tricks everyday :worship:

Lee
08-16-2003, 12:12 AM
Congrat Max on a great win today!

His financee is there watching. According to Cliffy, she can sing and taking singing lessons! :)

Leo
08-16-2003, 03:38 AM
Omigod!!!! Hahaha!!! That's cute! And I never thought to bring binoculars to a tournament. Now I know! I am always learning new tricks everyday :worship:

Well in this case the binoculars were neccessary since I was up in the nosebleed seats. :D

I saw her today, too, Lee. Very supportive.

Good Luck in the semis, Mad Max! :bounce:

Lee
08-18-2003, 05:16 AM
Saw this pic in Cincy site and feel very obligated to post it :angel:

http://cincinnati.masters-series.com/1009/players/gallery/images/pic-16-08-03-n04-g.jpg

Leo
08-18-2003, 03:45 PM
LOL, thanks for the pic, Lee. :D

Mirnyi has now jumped to #18 in the world! I believe this is his highest ranking and first time in the top 20. Well done, Maxim. Keep up with the good results. We'd love to see you do even better at the Open than last year (quarterfinals).

Leo
08-27-2003, 03:09 PM
He lost first round of the US Open! :eek: :sad: Well, say goodbye to those lovely quarterfinalist points. It is especially disappointing considering Max's terrific singles results this summer! Anyone else notice how his tiebreak record is very poor?

Anyway, the good news is that I might get a chance to see Max and Mahesh tonight at the Open before Lindsay's match. On Court #4. I'll take plenty of pitctures. ;D

Lindsayfan
08-28-2003, 02:04 PM
omg leo,u actually went there?plz write here a report and post her all the pix (specially Lindsay's).
:hug:

Leo
08-29-2003, 06:24 AM
You can read my full report at thi link, Vale: http://rebecca.proboards13.com/index.cgi?board=usopen&action=display&num=1062082460

I haven't uploaded my Lindsay pictures yet, but I will soon.

Lindsayfan
08-29-2003, 09:26 AM
i'm not a member of rebecca's forum so i'm not allowed to read ur post. :sad: neway i've read the one about Lindsay on wtaworld and it's great,u r so lucky! ;)

Leo
08-30-2003, 07:58 AM
Damn, I was afraid of that! Anyway, do you want me to post the entire report here? Wouldn't be a problem. :)

Leo
09-03-2003, 03:47 AM
Mirnyi's Battles On and Off the Court
by Brad Falkner
Tuesday, September 2, 2003


They call him the “Beast” for his size and tenacious on-court fighting spirit. But off the court, the 6-foot-5 Max Mirnyi is more of a gentle giant. The mellow Mirnyi is a devoted advocate of yoga and uses it prior to every match to help achieve the desired pre-match concentration.

While most tennis fans may know Mirnyi as a doubles specialist, he is now getting recognition for his singles game, as well. 2003 has been a breakthrough year in singles for Mirnyi. In February, he captured his first ATP singles tournament, taking out Roger Federer in the semifinals before defeating Raemon Sluiter for the title. Although he suffered a setback at this year’s US Open, losing in the first round to Nikolay Davydenko, Mirnyi is currently the 18th-ranked player on the ATP tour.

Mirnyi is one of a small handful of serve-and-volley players still left in tennis. It is generally thought that this style of play requires a longer maturing process than the typical baseline banger. If 2003 is any indicator, Mirnyi's game is ripening quite nicely. To be sure, Mirnyi will be a feared competitor in the fall indoor season.

The US Open doubles defending champion and world No. 1 in doubles, Mirnyi spent a portion of his free time yesterday engaged in different type of battle -- chess. Mirnyi took on the No. 1 18-and-under player in the country, Dmitry Schneider. Schneider, who had his hands full with more than Mirnyi (Schneider was simultaneously playing eight opponents), finished the day undefeated.

USOpen.org caught up with Max Mirnyi during the ongoing rain delay.

Brad Falkner: I noticed yesterday that you seemed to have the same focus in your chess match as you do in your tennis matches. Are you a big chess player?

Max Mirnyi: I think that it was a good thing for the USTA to organize it. I have not seen this at any other events, so it was nice to have somebody of his caliber come in and play with us.

BF: Do you consider yourself a strong chess player?

MM: Not really. I was taught how to play when I was young, and occasionally I play with my family.

BF: Apart from playing chess, what else have you been doing to occupy your time during the rain delay?

MM: Nothing really. It’s just good to sit around and do nothing sometimes because our schedules are so demanding and busy. I don’t mind. It’s a raining day. Nobody can do anything about it. It’s good to have a couple books, write a few e-mails and talk to people.

BF: You spent some time living in Brooklyn. Do you get to see some of your old friends during the US Open?

MM: Some people come out and support me here. I stay in touch with a few of them. It’s always a special feeling to come back and be able to play well in New York.

BF: It must have been a great feeling to capture the No. 1 ranking in doubles this year?

MM: Well, it’s very rewarding for all the years of hard training. It’s sort of a dream coming true, in a way. It’s something that I’ll treasure forever. There are still a lot of other goals to achieve, a lot of incentive to play this game. I like playing. I like competing. I like the lifestyle. I’m looking forward to continuing to do it.

Lindsayfan
09-03-2003, 08:39 AM
i was going to post the same interview,Leo! you beat me! :p

tennisstar059
09-10-2003, 05:44 PM
hey all

i met max at a tourney this past summer briefly...working there....he is GINORMOUS...soo tall...i also saw his fiancee several times...very pretty (tho not so muuuch as i ahd expected)...brunette w/like hair as short as a man's...very pretty face tho....i'll try and see if i got a pic of HER with him..i have several of him

alexandra

Leo
10-17-2003, 04:56 AM
I'm back. In my time off, Mirnyi has become a national hero, lifting Belarus into the World Group of Davis Cup for the first time ever after an incredible upset in the qualifying round over Germany. In the first singles match, Mad Max came from match points down to win, and then he steamrolled Schuettler to clinch the tie on Sunday. Belarus! :bounce:

Also, Max reached the semifinals in Vienna, which was an excellent effort, losing to eventual champ Federer. He recently gave Roddick a strong test (7-5 in the third) in the Madrid second round, so he should be proud of his performance. Not bad against the world #2. :) I hope Max can continue this good form that he's shown post-US Open disaster and finish at a career-high ranking.

Leo
10-17-2003, 05:00 AM
Btw, Mad Max recently published a book about his career as a tennis professional. Written in Russian, which unfortunately I can't read. :( It's called "Peaceful Tennis", or something like that. :lol:

Lindsayfan
10-18-2003, 01:38 AM
hi Leo! :wavey: where have u been?I didnt see u online lately.Lindsay underwent her surgery,do u know that?i hope to meet you here or on wtaworld more next days! ;)

Lindsayfan
10-18-2003, 01:40 AM
about the book: it was written by Max and Tommy Haas and they tell some funny anedocts about other players,tourneys etc.
Unfortunately I cant speak russian either! :(

Leo
10-18-2003, 03:54 AM
Yeah, I heard about Lindsay's surgery. I posted a reply to it on the wtaworld general message board. I know I haven't been on the Lindsay forum much but I've just been disappointed. Her showing against Clijsters at the Open was simply disheartening. Her entire year was pretty bad overall; worst since, like, 1996. 1-5 in finals and 0-8 versus the "Untocuhable Foursome" (Belgians, Williams). :( I still believe in Lindsay, I just don't believe that she believes. Anyway, this is supposed to be a cheerful Max forum, right?!

Awww, I didn't know that Tommy Haas helped to write the book! I knew that they were pretty good friends since they both train with Bolleteri in Florida (along with Xavier Malisse). I remember reading a cute article last fall about how the three of them were all healing from injuries together and having a good time in training. :)

*crosses finger for an English copy of "Peaceful Tennis" to be published*

Lindsayfan
10-18-2003, 10:01 AM
Leo,you dont have to give up on Lindsay if u r a true fan!keep believing in her,she gave us so great moments that we cant leave her now just cos she doesnt play so good anymore!

Leo
10-20-2003, 12:59 AM
Leo,you dont have to give up on Lindsay if u r a true fan!keep believing in her,she gave us so great moments that we cant leave her now just cos she doesnt play so good anymore!

I know, I know. It's just hard for me to stay as positive as you and Rache. ;)

Lindsayfan
10-20-2003, 01:08 AM
i'm not positive at all!I believe good times wont be back :sad: but i still love her and love watching her matches...sometimes i feel like i love her now more than ever.and thinking that i might lose Lindsay in 1 year (retirement) makes me appreciate every moment i can see her playing.
so i dont tell you to dream about her winning slams etc.i just tell you to keep loving her cos she deserves to be cheered on also in bad moments.

Leo
10-20-2003, 11:44 PM
Oh yes, I'll always love Lindsay. Her character. Her game. She'll always be my #1 female player of all time. :kiss:

Lallo
11-28-2003, 08:16 AM
Max will be teaming up with Venus to play mixed doubles at the Hong Kong Challenge in January.



// schedule of play

Thursday 8th January (Semi-Finals)

6:00pm : Opening Ceremony (All Players Present)

Followed by : Mens Singles (Best of 3 tie break sets)
Roger Federer vs. Max Mirnyi

Followed by : 30 – 45 Minutes Break

Followed by : Mixed Doubles (One 8 game Pro-Set)
Federer & Capriati vs
Ferrero & Sharapova

Followed by : Ladies Singles (Best of 3 tie break sets)
Jennifer Capriati vs. Elena Dementieva



Friday 9th January (Semi-Finals)

6:30pm : Ladies Singles (Best of 3 tie break sets)
Venus Williams vs. Maria Sharapova

Followed by : 30 – 45 Minutes Break

Followed by : Mixed Doubles (One 8 game Pro-Set)
Mirnyi & Williams Vs
Verkerk & Dementieva

Followed by : Mens Singles (Best of 3 tie break sets)
Juan Carlos Ferrero vs. Martin Verkerk



Saturday 10th January

a) Morning Session (3rd & 4th Place Singles Playoff Matches)

10.00am : Ladies Singles (Best of 3 tie break sets)

Followed by : Mens Singles (Best of 3 tie break sets)

b) Afternoon Session (Finals)

2.30pm : Ladies Singles Final (Best of 3 tie break sets)

Followed by
(after Trophy Presentation) : Mens Singles Final (Best of 3 tie break sets)

Followed by
(after Trophy Presentation) : 45 - 60 Minutes Break

Followed by : Mixed Doubles Final (Best of 3 tie break sets)


http://www.watsonswaterchallenge.com/info/schedule_play.html

Leo
11-28-2003, 08:32 PM
Thanks for posting that. Some really interesting match-ups, I'd say. And I think Max has a good partner in Venus; remember how successful he was in mixed dubs with Serena.

Leo
02-16-2004, 04:18 AM
I haven't updated this thread in too long, I'm afraid. :(

First of all, Max deserves a major congratulations for lifting Belarus to their very first Davis Cup quarterfinal over Russia, of all countries. That's their second upset in a row, the first being over Germany in Germany on clay last fall in the qualies. Max was able to win 11-9 in the 5th set over AO finalist Marat Safin on the first day, in a match that proved to be vital for the tie. He almost let it slip, too, from 2 sets up. :eek: He also scored a straight sets win over Andreev on the third day. Voltchkov, who's injury on the first day looked to have unfortunately ended his team's chances, rebounded to seal the tie with a straights sets win in singles over Youzhny. A 3-2 win for Belarus. :D Next up is Argentina, which will be extraordinarily difficult, especially if both Nalbandian and Coria can compete, but Belarus has home advantage and most likely will choose a fast, indoor surface.

And now we must cheer on Max Mirnyi as he defends a singles title for the first time (and surely not the last) in his career: Rotterdam! Kick some arse, Mad Max. :D

Raquel
02-19-2004, 03:11 AM
Max d. Sargsian 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 6-1 in round 1 in Rotterdam :bounce:

Max now plays Davydenko who beat him at the US Open last year, but Max won there last meeting indoors in Moscow. Good luck Max :)

Leo
02-20-2004, 11:58 AM
That first set lost to Sargsian reminded me of last year's tournament when he lost the first set of the event to Ancic before coming back to win 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 (similar score against the Sarge), and then obviously took the tournament. Hopefully he can do the same this year. He's now beaten Davydenko and Nieminen in straights but it will get harder from here on out. His next opponent is either Ferrero (I'd kill someone to see that match!) or the player he beat in the final last year: Sluiter.

Win it again, Max! :bounce:

Leo
02-21-2004, 05:24 PM
Mirnyi d. Nieminen 6-4, 7-6 :banana:

Mirnyi in excellent form
20-2-2004 | 15:18
The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament brings out the best in Max Mirnyi. The Byelorussian had few difficulties disposing of Jarkko Nieminen earlier today: 6-4 7-6 (3).

The defending champion started the match well, and exerted considerable pressure on his Finnish opponent. Nieminen’s service let him down, and a mere 59% of his first serves were on-target (Mirnyi: 74%). Although the Finn managed to create the first breakpoints, he failed to make the most of them. In contrast, Mirnyi used his first breakpoint to take a 4-3 lead.

Nieminen offered more opposition during the second set. As a result, the set went to a tiebreak, the Finn having missed several breakpoints in the eighth game. Nieminen immediately lost his service, staged a brief comeback (2-4), but was unable to prevent Mirnyi from taking the match.

"I play my best tennis in Rotterdam," the winner admitted afterwards. "I was very tired after the Davis Cup match against Russia. Although I clearly would have preferred to win, I wasn’t devastated to be knocked out of the doubles tournament. It has allowed me to focus on my singles matches, which have gone well so far. I hope to play Raemon in the semifinal. I’d like to play the local favourite again. As I’m sure you’ll appreciate, I have fond memories of last year’s match."

http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/images/wedstrijdfotos/HK040220-010myrnyi.jpg

Next victim: Ferrero

Then Hewitt in the finals!!!!!!!

Leo
02-22-2004, 12:35 AM
Mirnyi lost 6-7(2), 6-3, 7-6(4) to Ferrero. Oh well, it was still a good tournament for Mirnyi and hopefully next year he'll get some more opportunities to defend titles. ;)

Leo
02-26-2004, 12:33 AM
Mirnyi won his first match in Marseille: 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 over Pavel. *phew*

Keep up the great tennis, Max!

Raquel
02-26-2004, 11:49 PM
Max won again today beating Saulnier 6-4, 6-4 :bounce:

Good luck against Hrbaty, Max :)

Leo
03-03-2004, 12:00 AM
Well, he lost to Hrbaty last week in the quarters and now this week to Nadal. Too bad, I thought he could have won either of those events. Unfortunately the spring indoor season is over for him, but he did play well and had solid results. :)

No to IW, where hopefully he can be a seed-killer as always.

Raquel
03-10-2004, 03:49 AM
Good Luck in IW, Max! :bounce:

tennis4eva
04-16-2004, 08:34 PM
:wavey: Hello to all Max fans here!
;) I'm another beast fan!

moonlight
05-09-2004, 07:45 PM
Congratulations, Max, on your first doubles title of the year! :D
Wish you many more to come in both doubles & singles. Good Luck!

Raquel
06-07-2004, 02:17 AM
Good Luck Max in Queens this week and on the grass court season :)

Leo
07-10-2004, 09:51 PM
Mirnyi Marries in Minsk :D

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040710/capt.mosb11307101519.belarus_mirnyi_mosb113.jpg

Congratulations to them both! What a great couple. Im sure they'll have many years of happiness together and many kids on the way. ;)

AKTW
07-17-2004, 02:43 PM
Wow! What a sweet couple. Congratulations!

rulestheworld
07-17-2004, 11:21 PM
Does anybody know what this is about?
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=18196
Is that really Max?
I hope not. It's disgusting.

Raquel
07-18-2004, 02:39 AM
Congrats Max :D They make a lovely couple :)

Good luck Max in Indianapolis :bounce:

Raquel
07-29-2004, 01:37 PM
Max plays Paradorn in the second round at Montreal today.

Good Luck Max! :bounce:

Raquel
08-03-2004, 06:20 PM
Good Luck Max against Andy in the first round in Cincinatti :yeah:

EHendrick
08-04-2004, 05:59 AM
MAX!! Great effort! I actually was thinking you could pull it off after that first set! You took a set from world's #2 and got under his skin! Good job!

Raquel
08-15-2004, 01:57 AM
Good Luck in Athens Max! :yeah: Tough 1st round against Chela, but you can do it :)

Raquel
08-15-2004, 04:21 PM
Max d. Chela (11) 3-6, 7-6, 6-4 :bounce: :bounce:

Excellent win Max :yeah:

Dux
09-01-2004, 05:12 PM
Good luck to Max on his doubles & mixed, win them both :D , though it'll be a lot harder to win Mixed with such an inexperienced partner :o

Raquel
09-06-2004, 02:47 PM
Yes, well I am sure Max can take even Maria to the title (Come on Dux, she's not that bad really!) They put out Wimbledon champs and 2nd seeds Wayne and Cara Black and now play Navratilova/Paes in the QFs.

Dux
09-14-2004, 03:55 PM
Good luck to Max on Delray Beach, win some matches Max :worship:

It wasn't the best US Open for MAx, but hope he can put up a strong performance in the remaining months of this season :D

Raquel
09-15-2004, 12:45 PM
Max lost to Armando 3-6, 7-6, 7-6 :eek: :fiery: :sad:

Good luck in the doubles Maxim :)

Raquel
09-24-2004, 01:05 PM
Good Luck Max in the Davis Cup semis! :)

He plays Mardy Fish in the second rubber today, Roddick plays Voltchkov in the first.

Daniel
09-25-2004, 03:30 AM
Go Max :)

Kristen
10-01-2004, 01:05 PM
Hey guys!
Thought I'd drop by, since Max is one of my favourite players. He seemed so friendly when I met him :eek: I hope he can have a better season next year :)
Kristen :wavey:

Raquel
10-09-2004, 11:57 PM
:wavey: Yes hopefully Max has a better singles season next year

He is in Moscow this week but has top seeded Marat in the first round :fiery:

Good Luck Max, you can beat him :yeah:

Tatyana
10-15-2004, 11:17 PM
Hello! :wavey:

Max lost to Marat in the 1st round in Moscow.. :sad:

Somebody wrote here last year that the book "Peaceful tennis" was written by Max and Tommy Haas. Sorry, but that's not true. The book was written by Max's father. It's about how Max started playing tennis, how he moved to the USA, etc.

Canuck_Chick
10-17-2004, 07:54 PM
Max qualified for Madrid and is going to play David Sanchez in the first round! Good Luck :yeah:

Tatyana
10-19-2004, 12:01 AM
Max defeated Sanchez and plays against Agassi next

Raquel
10-27-2004, 12:27 AM
Max won his 1R in St Petersburg today over Mello 7-5, 7-6 :bounce:

He plays Misha Youzhny next - good luck Max! :yeah:

Raquel
11-01-2004, 12:24 AM
Max lost to Misha but has qualified for Paris :) Plays Arazi 1R tomorrow - go Max!

Tatyana
11-04-2004, 12:53 AM
Max defeated Arazi and Gonalez and plays Roddick next.

sol
11-04-2004, 01:31 AM
:lol: I love the name of this Thread :yeah:
Good luck, Max! :D

Agassi Fan
11-04-2004, 04:18 PM
I met Mad Max in Paris Bercy 2002, he was very nice and friendly.

Max won the first set against Roddick 7-6, and leading in the 2th 3-1!

Go MaX!!

Agassi Fan
11-04-2004, 04:38 PM
7-6, 6-2 :-)))

Raquel
11-04-2004, 05:11 PM
Well done Max!! He played some brilliant tennis and didn't tighten up when it mattered :)

Great performance :yeah:

Good Luck in the QFs Max :banana:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
11-04-2004, 06:30 PM
You are damn good,Max!!! :rocker2::rocker::woohoo:

MissKoubek1981
11-04-2004, 06:39 PM
:woohoo: Well done, Max! :)

Tatyana
11-04-2004, 10:46 PM
:worship: Great job! :worship:

And to let you all know - there will be a chat with Max at the end of November on www.maxmirnyi.com (http://www.maxmirnyi.com) The date hasn't been set yet, but it will be soon after 15th of November.

sol
11-04-2004, 11:01 PM
:woohoo: Well done, Max! :yeah:

Hangdog
11-05-2004, 11:20 AM
Congratulations!.. And good luck!
This in a my photo of Max from the previous tournament:

Tatyana
11-06-2004, 12:00 AM
Mas moved to the semies!!! :D

sol
11-06-2004, 12:04 AM
Well done, Max! :bigclap:

Raquel
12-26-2004, 04:12 PM
Max is now a father :) Congrats to Max and all of his family and good luck in 2005, Max - it's time to get the singles form going again :yeah:

Tatyana
12-26-2004, 10:49 PM
I hope Max'll send me some pics of Melanie soon ;)

Raquel
01-09-2005, 10:25 PM
Good luck in Sydney, Max :bounce:

Raquel
02-05-2005, 03:40 AM
Max is into the semis in Milan :woohoo:

Good luck Max :yeah:

sol
02-19-2005, 07:14 PM
Max beats Tommy Haas after too many losses against him, and reaches the final in Memphis! :yeah:

Well done, Max!

Tatyana
02-20-2005, 12:31 AM
Max plays against Kenneth Carlsen in the final. He can beat Kenneth!

Go Max! :worship:

sol
02-20-2005, 01:59 AM
Go for the title, Max! :bounce:

http://msn.foxsports.com/tennis/story/3406534?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=199

Roddick withdraws, Mirnyi upsets Haas at Memphis

Teresa M. Walker / Associated Press
Posted: 4 hours ago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Andy Roddick tested his sprained left ankle, then withdrew from his semifinal Saturday at the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, hoping to be healthy enough for the first round of the Davis Cup in two weeks.

Roddick was supposed to face Kenneth Carlsen, who advanced to his first ATP Tour final since 2002.

Now Carlsen will face eighth-seeded Max Mirnyi, a 7-5, 6-3 winner against No. 2 Tommy Haas.

Roddick, the world's No. 3 player, knew that he had a great chance to win a second title in two weeks, with just Carlsen (ranked 87th) and Mirnyi (39th) left in the field. But the 2003 U.S. Open champion decided about two hours before his match that he couldn't risk further injury with the United States facing Croatia on March 4-6.

Especially not with Andre Agassi joining the team for the first round.

"Obviously, with Andre on board, and the (doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan) playing as well as they are, I feel we have as good a shot as anyone," Roddick said. "I have to do that. The repercussions of this injury wouldn't just affect me. It would affect my teammates and playing for my country as well."

ATP trainer Bill Norris said Roddick had a sprain that reached the middle of his foot, which would not hold up in competition.

Roddick's decision surprised Carlsen. He now has a chance for his third career title and first since his last appearance in a final, at Tokyo in 2002.

"With my ranking, it's very good for me to get those points. It helps me a lot. But again, it would be nicer to have gotten it, what can you say, the right way instead of just have it handed to you," Carlsen said.

Mirnyi and Haas played Saturday morning because Roddick was scheduled for the prime afternoon slot for television.

Haas had been broken only once this week, but he struggled with his serve, especially his second serves. He double-faulted six times and won only nine of 21 points on his second serve.

"I wasn't sharp enough," Haas said. "I don't want to use any excuses. I've never played a semifinal match before at 10:30."

Haas and Mirnyi are products of the Bollettieri Tennis Academy, and Haas had won their first seven ATP matches, including a three-set victory last week in the quarterfinals at San Jose. Haas said he should have lost that match.

Mirnyi didn't waste his opportunity this time. Serving 11 aces, including one at 140 mph, he reached his first final since Rotterdam in 2003, He won 88 percent of his first serves and overpowered Haas.

The match ended when Haas hit a backhand that looked like it might have gone over the net but instead went through a hole. The umpire didn't make a ruling until after both men walked toward the net to start shaking hands.

"It's good to get that win over him," Mirnyi said.

Raquel
02-20-2005, 02:40 AM
Well done Max!! :woohoo: He is having a really good singles year so far :)

Good luck tomorrow :bounce:

Raquel
04-18-2005, 11:11 PM
Max beat Albert Costa 7-6 in the 3rd set to go onto the second round in Barcelona :yeah: Go Max! :)

moonlight
06-04-2005, 08:46 PM
:woohoo: Max and Jonas got their first Roland Garros crown :woohoo:

Congratulations to Max and Jonas! :bigclap:

Good Job Max! You made my day! :hug: Wish you many more success to come the rest of the season! :bounce:

moonlight
06-04-2005, 08:50 PM
Some pics :D

Kristen
06-05-2005, 08:10 AM
WOOHOO!
More pics in the Jonas thread:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=1780747#post1780747

:wavey:

Björki
06-05-2005, 04:32 PM
:woohoo: well done Max and Jonas :clap2:

Raquel
06-15-2005, 11:16 PM
Max is in the QFs at Nottingham. He plays Carlsen tomorrow - good luck Max :yeah:

Kristen
07-06-2005, 02:29 PM
Happy Birthday Max!!!
:aparty::D:aparty:

chewy
09-14-2005, 08:23 AM
thz for d thread, i think Max is one of nicest player on ATP, true gentle giant. :p

i hope he will hav better results in d future especially in d slams(singles). i think he's got d game to do very well on fast courts. :yeah:

Raquel
09-26-2005, 01:33 AM
Max and Voltchkov have kept Belarus in the Davis Cup World Group. Max won both his singles matches :)
Good luck in your next event Max :hug:

chewy
10-01-2005, 08:25 PM
good on u max! :)

Kristen
01-29-2006, 01:37 PM
Max (and Jonas... more pics in JB thread, though not very good shots of Max). In doubles, against Kristof Vliegen/Yves Allegro, in Melbourne 2006.

mymy8
02-06-2006, 06:18 PM
my personal picture of max (Bercy 2005 after the match against Massu)
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/5249/p10900336gg.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Sambuca
02-27-2006, 04:33 PM
what's happened to Max last week against Soderling? is he with phisical problems?

Papakori
04-07-2006, 01:10 PM
Max lost first match in Davis Cup :sad:

Papakori
04-07-2006, 01:11 PM
http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/5991/mirnyi12nn.jpg
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3386/mirnyi23cv.jpg

Papakori
04-07-2006, 01:12 PM
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7475/mirnyi37tn.jpg

Enja
04-24-2006, 05:52 PM
;)
http://foto.mail.ru/mail/nenj/8/i-500.jpg

Papakori
05-16-2006, 08:19 PM
Hamburg
M Mirnyi (BLR) d L Horna (PER) 76(5) 75

:woohoo:

Raquel
05-16-2006, 11:05 PM
Great win for Max :D :woohoo:
Good luck in round 2 :hug:

Enja
05-17-2006, 03:22 PM
Max Mirnyi d.Nicolas Kiefer 6-2 6-2

http://foto.mail.ru/mail/nenj/8/i-508.jpg
http://foto.mail.ru/mail/nenj/8/i-509.jpg
http://foto.mail.ru/mail/nenj/8/i-511.jpg
http://foto.mail.ru/mail/nenj/8/i-512.jpg
http://foto.mail.ru/mail/nenj/8/i-513.jpg

Enja
05-18-2006, 05:24 PM
Max Mirnyi def. Gilles Simon 6-3 6-2 :yeah:
http://foto.mail.ru/mail/nenj/8/i-516.jpg
http://foto.mail.ru/mail/nenj/8/i-514.jpg
http://foto.mail.ru/mail/nenj/8/i-515.jpg

Björki
06-14-2006, 02:31 PM
Double pleasure for Bjorkman - Mirnyi
By Araz Gulekjian
Saturday, June 10, 2006

Second-seeded Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi lifted their second Grand Slam trophy on Saturday after successfully defending their Roland Garros crown.

The Swede and Belarusian (who remain undefeated at Roland Garros, having won 10 straight matches in the past two years), overcame a first set deficit to post a 6-7(5) 6-4 7-5 triumph over US twin brothers Mike and Bob Bryan (No1) in two hours and 30 minutes.

"It's sweet to win back to back. One or two points made the difference today," said Bjorkman, who has captured all four finals he entered this season alongside different partners.

"It was a big battle between two of the top teams. This is as good as doubles get."

The Bryan brothers were through to their sixth consecutive Grand Slam doubles final, the first men's doubles team in the Open era to do so. They were the first team to win back-to-back Grand Slam titles since Jonas Bjorkman and Todd Woodbridge (who collected the 2003 Wimbledon and US Open trophies).

In the first set, both teams comfortably held their respective serves. At 5-4 up, Bjorkman squandered a golden opportunity to snatch the first set, misfiring badly on his backhand return. The two teams went toe to toe until the tiebreaker where Bjorkman double-faulted to hand the first set to the Americans.

Relying on some fine returning, the Swedish veteran and Belarusian broke back in the fifth game of the second set to level the match at one set apiece.

In the ensuing set, Bjorkman (who has won seven other majors in doubles), and Mirnyi made the difference in the twelfth game. They took their opponent's delivery for one last time, the Swede serving it out in commanding fashion in the following game.

In 2006, Bjorkman and Mirnyi have also clinched back-to-back titles in Miami and Monte Carlo.

Fourteen of Bjorkman's 46 career doubles crowns came alongside Australian Todd Woodbridge. The Swede has won at least one doubles title every year since taking his first in 1994.

Mirnyi lifted his 29th career doubles trophy on Saturday.

Björki
06-14-2006, 02:31 PM
Bjorkman/Mirnyi Win Roland Garros Final Over Bryans

Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden and Max Mirnyi of Belarus won their second straight title at Roland Garros in Paris over the American twins Bob and Mike Bryan, 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-5 Saturday.

The victors were seeded second, while the Bryans, who also were runners-up in Paris last year, were seeded first. The match lasted two hours and 30 minutes.

Bjorkman, 34, and Mirnyi, 28, lifted their record for the year to 28-5, while the Bryans, 28, slipped to 34-8.

Bjorkman and Mirnyi are now 2-0 against the Bryans this year, beating them in April at the NASDAQ-100 Open final in Miami too. But the Bryans still have a 4-3 career edge over Bjorkman and Mirnyi (see chart below).

The winners have now captured four titles this year, previously taking Doha in January (d. C. Rochus-O. Rochus), Miami in April and Monte-Carlo in April (d. Santoro-Zimonjic). Coming into Roland Garros, Bjorkman and Mirnyi were third in the Stanford ATP Doubles Race.

The two Roland Garros trophies represent Bjorkman and Mirnyi's only Grand Slam titles together. They lost in the final of the 2005 US Open to the Bryans.

Bjorkman has won nine major crowns all together, with four different partners (Mirnyi, Woodbridge, Rafter, Eltingh). In addition to Roland Garros in 2005-06, Bjorkman won the Australian Open title in 1998-99, 2001; Wimbledon in 2002-04; and the US Open in 2003.

Mirnyi has won four major men's titles with three different partners. In addition to the two Roland Garros crowns, he won the US Open in 2000 (with Hewitt) and in 2002 (with Bhupathi).

With 611 career doubles wins, Bjorkman trails Cyrul Suk by only one victory for the most match wins by an active ATP doubles player.

The Bryans were seeking their third straight Grand Slam title (after the 2005 US Open and the 2006 Australian Open), which would have tied an Open Era record set by Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde in 1996-97. This was the Bryan brothers' sixth consecutive appearance in a Grand Slam final, which broke Woodbridge and Woodforde's Open Era record, also set in 1996-97.

The Bryans are now 3-6 in Grand Slam finals. They won the Australian Open this year, the US Open last year (over Bjorkman-Mirnyi) and Roland Garros in 2003. In addition to their losses at Roland Garros in 2005-06, the Bryans fell in the finals of the Australian Open in 2004-5, the final of Wimbledon in 2005 and the final of the US Open in 2003.

The Bryan brothers have won two titles this year (the Australian Open and Las Vegas) and were runners-up five times, including Roland Garros. Coming into Paris, they were the No. 1 team in the Stanford ATP Doubles Race.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID

Bjorkman: "It's always nice with repeats. I think clay is the surface on which we really are doing well. We do well on all surfaces, but I think our strength on clay comes out even better."

On his play in the first set: "That was probably the worst I returned in one set for the last 15 years I played. For my standard, that was very, very poor. I couldn't really find the explanation. I was just so shocked that I didn't put any ball in the court. I mis-hit it and mis-timed it. They served well, but, still, with my standard, I should make a lot more returns."

"I was just trying to stay positive and hang in with it. I think that's a strength in our team. Max kept pushing me and kept me positive. And then after a while, I started to pick it up, and we managed to put sort of a good finish in the end when we both played well."

On their history playing the Bryans: "We played so often, even before me and Max teamed up. I played them a lot, and Max has been playing them a lot. Last year, record-wise, we were down. Now we've been coming back strongly. So obviously, anyone can win when we go out there."

"It's been great, good quality matches when we play, normally very good tennis, good doubles to watch. I think that's going to continue for the rest of the year. It's going to be probably more matches we have to play each other and more finals."

Mirnyi: "Ranking-wise, the Bryans are the best team. But on any given day, there are maybe five, seven teams that could be just as good. But it is special to beat them for the second time to win the title, sure."

Mike Bryan: "We almost won the French Open again. So we're pretty happy with the week"

On Bjorkman: "I think Jonas, he did step it up. I thought we served good all the way through, but he came up large on some returns, especially in the second and third. It's tough when he's seeing it that well. It actually doesn't really matter where you serve it, because he's good off both sides, and you just got to give him different looks. But too good by him."

Bob Bryan: "Three [Grand Slam titles in a row] would have been sweet. But we still had to win one more to break the record. So it's not like we blew it right here. They played too tough. We had chances. We put ourselves in position to win that thing in the third. Had those four breakpoints. But they came up with the goods. They just played better than us today. That's the bottom line."

On the break in the third set: "It was deja vu, basically the same thing as last year. We'd been holding pretty much the whole way through. Then one game, they lit it up. Mike might have missed a couple first serves, but Jonas hit that return winner at I think love-15 to put us in a hole, and Max got hot on the return."

"Jonas is solid. Max is sometimes the X factor. But he was putting a lot of returns in and not missing first serves. It made that team tough to beat today."

BRYANS v BJORKMAN/MIRNYI HEAD2HEAD
(Bryans lead 4-3)

2005 Australian Open Hard SF BRYAN / BRYAN 6-1 6-3
2005 Rome Clay SF BRYAN / BRYAN 6-3 4-6 6-2
2005 French Open Clay F BJORKMAN / MIRNYI 2-6 6-1 6-4
2005 Queen's Grass F BRYAN / BRYAN 7-6(9) 7-6(4)
2005 U.S. Open Hard F BRYAN / BRYAN 6-1 6-4
2006 Miami Hard (O) F BJORKMAN/MIRNYI 64 64
2006 French Open Clay F BJORKMAN / MIRNYI 6-7(5), 6-4, 7-5

http://www.atptennis.com/en/doubles/news/

Björki
06-14-2006, 02:33 PM
FO winner 2006

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=91568

Björki
06-14-2006, 02:34 PM
another one :)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=91567

Björki
06-14-2006, 02:35 PM
Queens
Max Mirnyi def. Thomas Johansson 7-6, 3-6, 7-6

Russian elephant
06-14-2006, 03:10 PM
In Russia we're NOT against if we have such a master of pairs :)

Björki
06-14-2006, 06:37 PM
2nd: Max def. Bracciali 6-1, 6-3 :yeah:

Björki
06-15-2006, 05:09 PM
3nd: Hewitt def. Max 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 :sad:

Björki
06-18-2006, 09:24 AM
Queens 1/2
Jonas/Max def. Knowles/Nestor 6-7, 7-6, 10-7 :woohoo:

They become NO 1 again :banana:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-26-2006, 03:17 AM
I really like this man and his emotional blog in ATP! :kiss:
Today he will play against the Spaniard who I forget his name, :p good luck and win the match you should win! :rocker2:

Nadie
06-27-2006, 08:18 PM
Wimbledon 1st Rnd.
Max def Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo (ESP) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3 6-3 :clap2:

Nadie
06-28-2006, 08:35 PM
Wimbledon 2nd Rnd.
Max defeated Mark Philippoussis 7-6(6) 6-4 6-7(5) 6-3
:woohoo:

Björki
06-29-2006, 07:16 AM
well done Max! :D

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-29-2006, 08:44 AM
I am happy he won TB in first set and he could break Mark's serve! ;)
Next is James,it's a tougher match since James improved in grass court,also he has crazy groundstroke! :scared:

Nadie
06-29-2006, 09:48 AM
I think Max can get Blake. He just must be a little bit concentrated and convert more breakpoints as usual ;)

And here are some pics from yesterday`s match:
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/wim_01.jpg
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/wim_02.jpg

I♥PsY@Mus!c
06-29-2006, 11:28 PM
Centre Court 1.00 pm Start

Gentlemen's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs James Blake (USA)[8]

He will play in Centre Court! :bigclap:
Beat him,Max! :rocker2:

Nadie
06-30-2006, 04:08 PM
Max won 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-1 6-0 ! :rocker2:
I stil can't believe it. It's great!!! :woohoo:

Nadie
06-30-2006, 05:00 PM
Nalbandian & Blake suffer upsets
From BBC SPORT

Belarussian Max Mirnyi knocked out eighth seed James Blake 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-1 6-0 in a thrilling see-saw battle to reach the fourth round for the third time in four years.

After taking the opener, Mirnyi raced to a 2-0 lead in the second but Blake suddenly emerged from his slump to take the next two sets with some great play.

The match seemed like Blake's to win but Mirnyi fought back, using his serve to great advantage to force a decider.

Blake, who was runner-up to Lleyton Hewitt at Queen's Club this year, was spent and did not win a single game as Mirnyi triumphed.

Both players carved out opportunities to break but it was Mirnyi who converted the big points when it mattered.

Blake showed why he is ranked as the world number seven when he found his groove in the second and third sets. The American's game simply flowed with elegant groundstrokes and biting returns.

However, when hid concentration dipped in the fourth, Mirnyi, who has won four Grand Slam doubles titles, took advantage hitting 20 winners.

Mirnyi dug out every point, picking himself up from the grass to break at 3-0 with an impressive forehand, while a shell-shocked Blake faded, failing to reach the fourth round at the sixth time of asking.

bavaria100
07-01-2006, 01:02 PM
Max won 6-4 3-6 4-6 6-1 6-0 ! :rocker2:
I stil can't believe it. It's great!!! :woohoo:

Me too. :) Max has really stepped it up in the last couple of weeks. At the beginning of May, I feared that he was going to drop out of the top 100 after the grass season. It's great that he proved me wrong.

Nadie
07-01-2006, 03:14 PM
At the beginning of May, I feared that he was going to drop out of the top 100 after the grass season. It's great that he proved me wrong.

Yeah, I was also afraid of this. ;)
Hope he can carry on in the second week. The match against Jonas won't be easy, but I'm sure Max can get past him.

Nadie
07-01-2006, 04:39 PM
M. Mirnyi Interview - Day 5
Friday, 30 June, 2006

Q. The match went back and forth quite a bit. You started off very well. James Blake played very well in the middle there. Then in the end, you rolled through the last two sets. How do you explain the shifts?

MAX MIRNYI: Well, exactly. To have won 6 1, 6 0 in the last two sets is certainly an unusual thing in men's tennis. But I felt like playing against James, he's such a shot maker that when he does get on to my serve, you know, he makes the return come back many times harder than the serve was.

So, you know, I felt that when he was picking up my serve directions well, it was tough for me to hold on to my serve. So I started off well by maybe him not reading my serve as well, but then when he got a hold of it, I felt like it was really tough for me to do anything. You know, he was serving well, as well. For that reason, it's sort of it faded away from me, even though I started well.

But then I was just fortunate enough to just make little adjustments and, you know, mix up my spins and speeds and my approaches to net. So, you know, probably, you know, helped me to come through at the end.

Q. Were you aware at all of his record in five set matches?

MAX MIRNYI: No. I mean, I knew I've beaten him in the past, so that's what sort of kept me out there. It certainly helps you. You get into such a long match like that, uhm, I look back at a few years ago. I played him in a Masters Series in Madrid, just recently played him in doubles in Queen's. So, you know, certainly helps you knowing that you've beaten somebody.

But overall I felt just comfortable out there, you know. Certainly, you know, it was my first singles experience on Centre Court. Great feeling. Everything's very silent. You hit a ball, you hear an echo. It's good. I was pretty much within myself there.

Q. Did you notice his first serves, especially over the last two sets, seemed to dip there?

MAX MIRNYI: Sure, sure. One of the main reasons it helped me to get on top of the second serve and dictate play. But, again, playing James, it's not like playing my last round opponent, Philippoussis, that you know that his serve is his strength. James is a very speedy guy and, you know, just such a good ground stroker, makes many balls back. You know, this is probably one of his main strengths.

So it certainly did help me that his percentage dropped, but, you know, it's not how he wins his matches, I believe. Still he's a dangerous player when the ball's in play in the back court.

Q. You were hitting some volleys, half volleys and volleys from all sorts of angles, all sorts of places. Is that about as well as you've volleyed?

MAX MIRNYI: On some occasions I felt fortunate to come away with a few winners. But generally speaking, I wouldn't say this is the best volleying game for me because I did miss quite a few and, you know, partially because he hit some good returns.

But, you know, this is how I work on my game, and by playing a lot of doubles, you know, I feel like I hit a lot of those balls. Sometimes just difficult to cover the full court, but, you know, by the nature of my size, it helps me to get to some of these wide balls.

Q. The way you play certainly works well on grass. What sort of expectations, though, did you have coming here, and at this point what are your hopes for how far you can go?

MAX MIRNYI: No expectations at all really. I just come to this time of year and just try to enjoy grass tennis the best I can, you know. I've played Queen's, Nottingham and even, you know, a match of exhibition at Stoke Park when I was knocked out of Nottingham, and all that is because I like being on the surface. It's very limited nowadays that, you know, we don't get to play on it unfortunately for me.

But just, you know, I like being there, enjoy its traditions, and, you know, everything that comes with grass court tennis. My game at times suits it very well. But, again, nowadays, grass is quite a bit different than it was 10 years ago when I was starting. So, you know, at the end of the day grass is still grass even though it's a little slower.

Q. Max, when are you available to give volleying lessons, especially how to hit those balls off your shoe tops?

MAX MIRNYI: You've missed a couple questions before (smiling).

I'd say that it's good that I made some spectacular balls. But other than that, I feel like I've made quite a few errors also that I shouldn't have made.

So, you know, James partially hits big returns that causes problem. But I've had a few balls that I want to look back on and go on the practice court and just correct myself there.

Q. But your game is a little bit of high risk.

MAX MIRNYI: Sure, but some of those that I missed, they were very makeable balls. You know, I shouldn't be missing them.

But, you know, when I come to net more often, I give myself the best chance to win, especially against someone like James. He's very dangerous and moves well, offensive from the back of the court.

Q. When you consider who the opponent was, No. 8 in the world, and how well you volleyed in the first let's say set and a half, have you had a stretch like that where you were that hot before?

MAX MIRNYI: Probably, you know, probably. Set and a half is not enough to win a five set match. That's why that was such a swing there where James got on to my serve and made me miss a few balls. You know, there's a lot of time to make adjustments in a five set match. Today I was fortunate enough to stay calm and just be within myself to do that.

Q. Did you feel that he got a bit fatigued in the later stages of the match? I mean, some of the shots he hit early in the fifth set were just very un Blake like.

MAX MIRNYI: It's a combination of many things. When you're winning and the momentum is going your way, it's easy to stay upbeat and energized, you know. Certainly when you have some things turn around and the opponent is causing some trouble, everything falls in play. Mentally, physically, you certainly get drained out.

Today was a very warm day, unlike previous couple, three, four days. Maybe part of that also played a role in his fatigueness. But I think it's, more than anything, just the fact that, you know, he let it slip away and then I was fortunate to capitalize on it.

Q. You guys are so close in Florida, an hour away. Do you ever cross paths in training? Has he ever come down to Nick's? Do you ever wind up in Tampa?

MAX MIRNYI: Not really. I think it's, you know we're probably at the two best places for training in the world. They have many guys there to train with, as well as we do. So we know we're nearby, but there's never been a reason for us to drive up or down to meet each other.

Q. Nick Bollettieri once said he's had players that worked as hard as Max Mirnyi, but he's never had someone who worked harder than Max Mirnyi has.

MAX MIRNYI: I don't know. Nick is very complimenting of me, and it's great to hear that from him. But, you know, he maybe tends to forget things. He's had incredible generations of players, going back to Brian Gottfried, to Kournikova, Sharapovas, Venus and Serena Williamses. He's had, you know, very hard working horses throughout his life, so I'm sure there have been some guys that worked as hard as me, perhaps harder, you know. Jim Courier is a good example. Aaron Krickstein. I know those guys were.

Q. You might admit, though, in terms of natural gift for the game, you've had to work harder for what you've got?

MAX MIRNYI: Probably. But more than anything, I just enjoy being out there. I like working out. You know, I try to make the best of what I can during my career, and that's what helps me through some of the tougher matches and some tough training days.

Q. Pardon my ignorance, but how and when did you get the nickname of "Beast"?

MAX MIRNYI: I'll go over that again (smiling). You know, so much has been said. I wrote a blog actually on ATP explaining that whole situation in details.

But it goes back to maybe '95 or '96 when Alex Rikl (sic) former player and I travelled in Asia, played some challenger tours, you know. Despite the fact that we were staying at some cheap hotels and not having dinners at times because places were closed and we didn't know what to do, I would still go out and play tough matches. Win or lose, it didn't matter. You know, he just started calling me that I am the "Beast" after one of the matches that I lost having three matchpoints.

It sort of stuck up to me and, you know, nowadays many people relate to me as the "Beast," not even knowing who the name stands behind this nickname.

So ATP has picked up on it very well. Any headlines I make, it's not the "Max Mirnyi," it's the "Beast." To me, I think it's good that fans have something to relate to, you know. Now we watch Brazil play football and you don't know whether it's their real names or the nicknames.

So I think it's fine, you know. Doesn't bother me. I think it's good that people have something to relate to, and I think it's a funny name anyway. Because then later in my career, as I was already playing singles consistently, I picked up on some mixed doubles titles. After a while, we teamed up with Kournikova. Then it was another splash of information and reason to talk about, because then there was a "Beauty and the Beast."

Q. A lot of fathers are involved with their sons or daughters in tennis. Frankly, some have been something of a detriment. Your dad has been very special for you, though, hasn't he? What has he meant to you?

MAX MIRNYI: Well, sure, you know. It's very important to have support of any kind, for anybody, whether you're an artist, singer or athlete like myself. And to have my dad there ever since I can remember myself being three or four, you know, running, playing ball, doing stuff, it's important for him to grow up with me throughout my professional career and to be supportive.

He's been there for me the whole time, and on the moments like today, it's very special to have him there. I know how much he enjoyed it and sort of it's payback time for him because he's gone through many things in his life. To have me there, Centre Court and win a match like that...

Q. How has fatherhood changed your life?

MAX MIRNYI: Not too much yet, you know. My daughter is only a year and a half old, and still very much dependent on my wife, on her mother. I love to see her develop and it's a great feeling to be a dad and see your production.

But in any way, you know, I felt like I was always a pretty responsible person. By having a baby, I don't feel like it's increased any kind of pressure or responsibility on myself. I enjoy it very much. I like her to grow up quicker so that she could see moments like today, you know, make her, I'm sure, very happy and proud to have a father to be at such a stage like Wimbledon.

But at the moment, she's still little bit too young and I don't think she wants anything other than her mum's milk.

Q. Have to get the tape of the match.

MAX MIRNYI: Well, that will be later. That will be showed to her.

Q. How do you feel about facing your doubles partner in the next round?

MAX MIRNYI: Well, very tricky. Very tricky matchup. Always tough to play somebody you know so well and share so many good and bad moments on the court with. We've been playing doubles together now for close to two years at the end of this year. Certainly know anything there is to know about each other's game.

So, you know, I think the way I want to look at it is just an incredible opportunity, you know. Have another match at Wimbledon, have a chance to win, have a chance to compete and, you know, do my best. Jonas is a very tough opponent, very experienced, has been on tour for as long as anyone perhaps, a little less than Andre. But a very difficult proposition for me, especially looking at our head to head record.

Q. You played doubles with many other guys, but is Bjorkman the one, the partner that most suits your game?

MAX MIRNYI: I would say that he's the closest to the same ambitions as I have. We've always got along well with Mahesh and the past partners I've had, but some had their minds only on the singles game, like Lleyton Hewitt, for example. When we won the US Open, he decided to, you know, continue with his singles, and rightly so.

But then I had some time with Mahesh Bhupathi. We got along perfect and got to be close friends, but then it was a completely opposite where he did not play the single tour and only focused on doubles, and I feel that I was missing out a little bit on some practice from time to time, like I do get with Jonas now.

So at the time, when we teamed up with Jonas, it was perfect in a way that our ambitions with singles game were the same. We wanted to always train hard and play a lot of singles when we are not in doubles. But then when we were in the doubles court, we both have the same passion for the game where we would never sacrifice, you know, ourself for tomorrow's singles or tomorrow's doubles match. We'd always try to win, and it's very important. That's why I think we were fairly successful in the last couple of years.

Q. You also played with Roger Federer in doubles. What do you think about him as a doubles player?

MAX MIRNYI: Well, he's just the best player that's played the game, you know. Whatever he does is at a very high level.

But, again, Roger very quickly made his mind, and probably sees something what's out there for him. Because when he stopped playing doubles with me, we haven't lost, we played three tournaments, we won three tournaments, and at that point he stopped and soon after he started winning the Grand Slams that he has now.

So great decision for him.

Q. How many times have you hit Jonas in the back of the head with one of your 135 mile an hour serves?

MAX MIRNYI: Luckily none. I hope to stay accurate. It's not going to be pleasant.

Q. Whizzing them by his head?

MAX MIRNYI: Not really. I guess the objective is to hit the spot in the box. You would have to be really off on a given day to. But it does happen. But it hasn't happened in our history yet.

Q. Travels with his family, too. The two of you have dinner maybe before this singles match, or will you avoid each other before?

MAX MIRNYI: No, probably not dinner because, you know, the schedule has been so busy over these last couple days. I've been actually having, you know, dinners in the apartment we're renting here. My father is a great cook.

Q. Really?

MAX MIRNYI: Yeah. So I tend to stay inside and have dinners in when I can, just saves a lot of time and energy. So I'll just probably do the same. Both socializing, we're playing a doubles match in about an hour. We have plenty to talk about.

But probably no dinner before singles.

Q. What is your dad's specialty?

MAX MIRNYI: Well, given that he's coming from Russia and, you know, been brought up in a Russian system, you know, I guess the Russian cuisine is what he knows best. Potato soups, different types of meats, yeah.

Q. It's going to be tonight, potato soup?

MAX MIRNYI: I don't know. I have to we'll probably finish late, so not sure yet.

Q. You know that John McEnroe will play another time with your partner, Jonas, in Stockholm in next October. Do you fear that he's going to steal your partner if he wins again the tournament?

MAX MIRNYI: I don't know. I don't know. I actually hope the best for John. But I know guys will be much more ready this time than they were in San Jose. I hope he realizes that and gets ready for the opposition. Because when he was in San Jose, even though they had couple tough matches, guys perhaps thought that maybe, you know, he's the old John McEnroe, and may have not taken him as seriously as they should.

Now Stockholm, and since the news has been announced so much in advance, many guys are going to be gearing up, you know, for that tournament, to play against him. You know, I'm sure it will be much, much tougher for him to come through that tournament than it was in San Jose.

Q. Where would you list this victory in your book of great Grand Slam memories?

MAX MIRNYI: You know, it would definitely be up there. Firstly, it's a five set victory, you know. Over the course of your career, you can count on your fingers how many there were there. It's, you know, for that reason. And also for it being on the Centre Court at Wimbledon. This is my first experience in singles, and certainly a very memorable one. To beat somebody who's top 10 like James Blake and who has such a hot year, you know. All these things put together make it a very special victory. So, you know, maybe as big as having some five set victory in Davis Cup when you play for your country.

Q. When was your last top 10 win? Do you remember?

MAX MIRNYI: Probably a while ago because, you know, I just lost 7 6 in the third to Lleyton Hewitt in Queen's. Just got to look at the numbers. I'm not sure. But, you know, it's great to have another one.

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/wim_03.jpg


http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/wim_04.jpg

Alien
07-01-2006, 06:28 PM
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/wim_03.jpg
The Flying Beast? ;)

Nadie
07-03-2006, 04:44 PM
Wimbledon 4th Rnd.
Max lost to Jonas Bjorkman 6-3 7-6(6) 4-6 2-6 6-3 :sad:

Nadie
07-03-2006, 04:50 PM
The Flying Beast? ;)

;)
And another one:
http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/71210435.jpg

Björki
07-03-2006, 06:09 PM
Max :hug:

Now win the doubles with Jonas !

Alien
07-03-2006, 06:30 PM
poor Max...

Nadie
07-07-2006, 10:36 AM
Happy birthday, Max!
:banana: :banana: :aparty: :bdaycake: :hug: :banana:

yes, i know it was yesterday but it´s better later than never no? ;)

bavaria100
07-08-2006, 10:54 PM
Happy birthday, Max!
:banana: :banana: :aparty: :bdaycake: :hug: :banana:

yes, i know it was yesterday but it´s better later than never no? ;)

Oh, I totally forgot it. :hug: Happy belated Birthday Max! :hug:

So, Max's next tournament is going to be Gstaad and his first round opponent is Berlocq. He really has to win this match. Anyways, good luck Max!

suertelina
07-12-2006, 06:25 PM
Hi! :wavey:
I like Max!!! But I didn't see this board yet...

Nadie
07-13-2006, 04:01 PM
Hi! :wavey:
I like Max!!! But I didn't see this board yet...

Welcome! :wavey:


Sorry I don't have enough time to update the results..
Max plays this week at Allianz Suisse Open in Gstaad.
Singles 1st round: Max defeated Berlocq 6-3, 7-5
Doubles 1st round: Max and Fernando Verdasco lost to Norman / Sanguinetti - 6-3, 7-5
Singles 2nd round: Max lost to Andrei Pavel 6-2 6-4 :sad:

suertelina
07-19-2006, 08:18 PM
Thank you Nadie :)

Max is in Stuttgart this week. He lost against Melzer 3-6 1-6
He plays double with Gaudio

I wonder why Max is playing on clay which is not his best surface. I thunk he would have played in the US on hardcourts... maybe because he prefers to play in Europe and it's not so far from his family

(sorry for my English, I've many problems with the conjugation... :rolleyes: )

Nadie
07-19-2006, 08:47 PM
Max' schedule is stil a puzzle for me. Why did he choose to play on clay? :confused:

Anyway, good luck to him and Gaudio in doubles!

suertelina
07-20-2006, 10:55 PM
Max and gaston won today 7-6 3-6 10-8 :)

Nadie
07-21-2006, 09:12 AM
Next they'll face Chela\Horna

Go Max and Gaston!!!

Nadie
07-22-2006, 10:31 AM
Max and Gaston are in final, because Horna was insured and retired from tournament.
They will face against Kohlmann/Waske or Allegro/Lindstedt.

Go for title, Max! ;)

Nadie
07-24-2006, 10:44 AM
Max and Gaston won the tournament! :worship:

suertelina
07-24-2006, 05:01 PM
:woohoo: :dance: :dance:

Nadie
07-25-2006, 04:49 PM
This week he plays Kutzbuehel.
Come on, the Beast! :D

suertelina
07-27-2006, 01:52 PM
:) In France we also call him "Max la menace" (wich means "Max the threat")

He won in the first round but Nando Verdasco defeated him today :sad: 6-4 7-5

Nadie
07-27-2006, 10:14 PM
Yes he lost today to Nando :sad: It was again so close.


Max' next tournament is Toronto TMS. :)

Nadie
07-27-2006, 10:57 PM
Photo from Mercedes Cup :banana:

http://img2.menstennisforums.com/500/stuttgart.jpg

suertelina
07-31-2006, 10:52 PM
Thank you Nadie :)
I have some pics of Max I took in RG and Barcelona. I can post them if you want

Nadie
08-01-2006, 05:01 PM
oooooh you were at RG.. this is the tournament i really want to visit. :secret:

I'd be glad if you share your photos ;) :hug:

suertelina
08-03-2006, 01:36 PM
I hope you will be able to go in RG. I go in RG since 6 years. It was my dream, I really like this tournament, the atmosphere, we can see the players praticing... And even if it's a slam it's not too "big".

Here are some pics, I'll try to found the others...

the first 3 pics are from Barcelona 2006, and the others from Roland Garros 2005. I love the last pic. :hearts:

Nadie
08-03-2006, 08:53 PM
*coming from faint*

Thank you! :crazy:

The last pic is really nice, but I liked most of all the photo with the racket and balls. Max is sooooooo cute there. :inlove:

suertelina
08-04-2006, 08:29 AM
:lol:

you're welcome. I think I have more pics, but they are probably in my place, so I won't be able to post them soon...

Nadie
08-05-2006, 08:39 PM
Main draw Rogers Cup Toronto:

FEDERER, Roger vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri
SERRA, Florent vs GROSJEAN, Sebastien
BRACCIALI, Daniele vs TURSUNOV, Dmitry
MIRNYI, Max vs HAAS, Tommy

HEWITT, Lleyton vs CHELA, Juan Ignacio
LOPEZ, Feliciano vs JOHANSSON, Thomas
SIMON, Gilles vs SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn
MALISSE, Xavier vs DAVYDENKO, Nikolay

LJUBICIC, Ivan vs ALMAGRO, Nicolas
MARTIN, Alberto vs CLEMENT, Arnaud
FERRERO, Juan Carlos vs GOLDSTEIN, Paul
SODERLING, Robin vs GONZALEZ, Fernando

BAGHDATIS, Marcos vs BENNETEAU, Julien
HRBATY, Dominik vs Q
PHAU, Bjorn vs ACASUSO, Jose
SAFIN, Marat vs ROBREDO, Tommy

STEPANEK, Radek vs VLIEGEN, Kristof
MOYA, Carlos vs GAUDIO, Gaston
BJORKMAN, Jonas vs HENMAN, Tim
MURRAY, Andy vs FERRER, David

NIEMINEN, Jarkko vs Q
POLANSKY, Peter vs DANCEVIC, Frank
Q vs Q
GINEPRI, Robby vs NALBANDIAN, David

BLAKE, James vs BESTER, Philip
SANTORO, Fabrice vs GASQUET, Richard
Q vs VERDASCO, Fernando
Q vs RODDICK, Andy

BERDYCH, Tomas vs NESTOR, Daniel
YOUZHNY, Mikhail vs RUSEDSKI, Greg
Q vs Q
MASSU, Nicolas vs NADAL, Rafael




Max vs Tommy Haas :scared:
Good luck, the Beast! You really need it.

suertelina
08-06-2006, 07:22 PM
yes, the draw is bad :awww: But come on Max!!!!! :bounce:

Björki
08-06-2006, 08:02 PM
davai Max

Nadie
08-07-2006, 05:59 PM
Nice pics of Max and Gaston Gaudio from Stuttgart (http://blog.goo.ne.jp/reiko_nl/e/f2e9acc932800c15579405c797b7e405)

Thanks, reiko :hug:

Nadie
08-08-2006, 08:15 AM
Today's oop:

Stadium
Matches Start At: 11:00 AM
Max MIRNYI (BLR) vs Tommy HAAS (GER)


Goooooo Max :bigclap:
I wish I could watch that. :o

Björki
08-08-2006, 08:16 AM
davai Max :bounce:

rmb6687
08-08-2006, 06:48 PM
Aw man! No more Max!

suertelina
08-08-2006, 07:47 PM
:crying2: :crying2: :crying2:

rmb6687
08-10-2006, 08:34 AM
Ack! I totally forgot that he is entered in the doubles draw too! YAY!! There's a light at the end of the tunnel

Björki
08-10-2006, 08:55 AM
2nd (2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi d Safin/Tursunov 64 62 :D

Nadie
08-10-2006, 09:27 AM
:clap2:

Next they'll play against Damm/Paes.
Go Max!

suertelina
08-10-2006, 09:20 PM
:bounce: come on!!

bavaria100
08-12-2006, 02:10 AM
The draw for Cincinatti came out a few hours ago and Max's first round opponent will be Xavier Malisse. Considering how bad Max has played on hardcourt so far this year and how great Xavier played against Federer :eek: :eek: :eek: , this will be a very hard match for him. I think this will be another first round loss for Max :sobbing:

Nadie
08-12-2006, 09:30 PM
Damm/Paes def. Jonas/Max 7-6(4), 7-5 :(

Some pics from Toronto:

Nadie
08-12-2006, 10:40 PM
Full Cincinnati draw

FEDERER Roger (1) vs. SRICHAPAN Paradorn
MURRAY Andy vs. HENMAN Tim
GROSJEAN Sebastien vs. TURSUNOV Dmitry
MATHIEU Paul-Henri vs. GINEPRI Robby (16)

RODDICK Andy (9) vs. BRACCIALI Daniele
QUALIFIER vs. VLIEGEN Kristof
QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER
CHELA Juan Ignacio vs. DAVYDENKO Nikolai (6)

NALBANDIAN David (3) vs. Qualifier
WAWRINKA Stanislas vs. ACASUSO José
FISH Mardy vs. QUALIFIER
MASSU Nicolas vs. GONZALEZ Fernando (13)

FERRER David (10) vs. MOYA Carlos
MARTIN Alberto vs. ALMAGRO Nicolas
MONFILS Gael vs. SAFIN Marat
JOHANSSON Thomas vs. BAGHDATIS Marcos (8)

ROBREDO Tommy (7) vs. GASQUET Richard
MIRNYI Max vs. MALISSE Xavier
SERRA Florent vs. BENNETEAU Julien
DJOKOVIC Novak vs. NIEMINEN Jarkko (12)

HRBATY Dominik (18) vs. GOLDSTEIN Paul
QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER
YOUZHNY Mikhail vs. PHAU Bjorn
RUSEDSKI Greg vs. LJUBICIC Ivan (4)

BLAKE James (6) vs. SANTORO Fabrice
BJORKMAN Jonas vs. FERRERO Juan Carlos
CORIA Guillermo vs. LOPEZ Feliciano
SODERLING Robin vs. BERDYCH Thomas (11)

HAAS Tommy (14) vs. VERDASCO Fernando
AGASSI Andre vs. SIMON Gilles
QUALIFIER v CLEMENT Arnaud
QUERREY Sam vs. NADAL Rafael (2)



Good luck to Max!
I still hope he'll pass through Malisse. Yes, that'd be very tough, but nothing is impossible isn't it :lol:
And then Robredo or Gasquet.. ugh, I hate this draw :fiery:

Nadie
08-15-2006, 09:16 AM
Today's oop:

Court 3 start 11:00 AM
M Mirnyi (BLR) vs X Malisse (BEL)

Come on, the Beast! :bounce:

Nadie
08-15-2006, 06:42 PM
Max won 7-5 4-6 6-3
:smooch:
:woohoo:

Björki
08-15-2006, 06:45 PM
:woohoo: well done Max :D

bavaria100
08-16-2006, 12:37 AM
I can't believe that Max beat Malisse. I was a 100% sure that he was going to lose today, considering Malisse's great form in the past few weeks and Max's suckiness on hardcourts this year. So his next opponent will be Tommy Robredo. I'm a little bit more confident about this match because Max already beat him this year in Davis Cup and the fast speed of the courts in Cincy. Max has a good chance tomorrow if he serves as well as he did today.

suertelina
08-16-2006, 11:34 AM
:awww: I love both Tommy and Max :sad:

Tommy Robredo played well yesterday to defeat Gasquet... But Max can beat him.

Nadie
08-16-2006, 10:10 PM
It begins.
Good luck, Max! You can beat him :bounce:

bavaria100
08-16-2006, 11:38 PM
Max lost 4-6, 4-6 :sad: :sobbing:

I really have to say that I'm very disappointed. Max had a good chance to make it a little bit further in this tournament, but he once again couldn't capitalize against a player who has struggled with his form for weeks. Honestly, I've already given up on 2006. Max is lacking focus this year and this shows in his results. I just hope that he ends this season with 140 points in the Champions Race, which would give him an Entry Ranking around the Top 50. So far he's got 108 points and he should be able to get the remaining points during the US Open and the indoor season.

Nadie
08-17-2006, 12:01 AM
yes, it's so disappointing.. Max has a pretty good match against Malisse, so I was sure he passed through Robredo. :sad:

Btw, not a lot of chances to get these remaining points.
He plays New Haven, USOpen, and then I didn't notice him in any published entry lists.. maybe Metz next? :unsure:
oh, and then Moscow :hug: :woohoo:

bavaria100
08-17-2006, 01:18 AM
yes, it's so disappointing.. Max has a pretty good match against Malisse, so I was sure he passed through Robredo. :sad:

Btw, not a lot of chances to get these remaining points.
He plays New Haven, USOpen, and then I didn't notice him in any published entry lists.. maybe Metz next? :unsure:
oh, and then Moscow :hug: :woohoo:

I'm sure he's gonna play in St. Petersburg too, and of course the final TMS tournies in Paris and Madrid (if he gets in :unsure: ).

suertelina
08-17-2006, 11:01 AM
:sad:

:hug: :hug:

Nadie
08-17-2006, 11:21 PM
Max and Jonas defeated Lopez/Nadal
6-1, 6-2
:woohoo:
Come on!

Nadie
08-18-2006, 06:38 PM
Max and Jonas defeated Santoro & Zimonjic 6-3 6-4
Well done ;)

Björki
08-18-2006, 07:33 PM
well done. Now they play Damm/Paes.

Nadie
08-18-2006, 09:54 PM
New Haven draw:

(1) BLAKE, James USA/Bye
RAMIREZ HIDALGO, Ruben ESP vs. ROCHUS, Christophe BEL
VIK, Robin CZE vs. SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
Bye/(13) MALISSE, Xavier BEL
(12) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG/Bye
PHAU, Bjorn GER vs. SEPPI, Andreas ITA
BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA vs. MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
Bye/(6) ACASUSO, Jose ARG

(4) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN/Bye
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO vs. RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
MULLER, Gilles LUX vs. PASHANSKI, Boris SCG
Bye/(14) MASSU, Nicolas CHI
(10)CALLERI, Agustin ARG/Bye
MIRNYI, Max BLR vs. MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
FISH, Mardy USA vs. SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA
Bye/(5) FERRER, David ESP

(7) VERDASCO, Fernando/Bye
BENNETEAU, Julien vs. HORNA, Luis
VOLANDRI, Filippo vs. LOPEZ, Feliciano
Bye/(11) BJORKMAN, Jonas
SODERLING, Robin/Bye
(WC) QUERREY, Sam vs. MARTIN, Alberto
qualifier vs. qualifier
Bye/(3/WC)BAGHDATIS, Marcos

(8) ROCHUS, Olivier/Bye
(WC) GIMELSTOB, Justin vs. SIMON, Gilles
qualifier vs. qualifier
Bye/(9/WC)MONFILS, Gael
(16) SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn/Bye
ALMAGRO, Nicolas vs. WAWRINKA, Stanislas
CLEMENT, Arnaud vs. SERRA, Florent
Bye/(2) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay


Paul-Henri... :unsure:

suertelina
08-19-2006, 12:35 PM
:bounce: Thank you for the pics :)

Don't be afraid about PHM :hug: Max can defeat him!!!

Nadie
08-20-2006, 08:49 AM
Max/Jonas defeated Damm/Paes 76(3), 62
and in final they'll face Bryans
Come on!!! :bounce:

Nadie
08-20-2006, 09:39 PM
Max and Jonas won Cincinnati title! :woohoo:
They defeated Brayns 3-6 6-3 10-7

Alien
08-20-2006, 11:16 PM
Congrats to Max and Jonas! :woohoo:

Nadie
08-20-2006, 11:29 PM
wow, Alien came back! :hug:


Pics from Cincy final :worship:

Björki
08-21-2006, 06:55 AM
well done Max & Jonas :)

Björki
08-21-2006, 06:56 AM
Bjorkman and Mirnyi Snap Bryans Win Streak For Cincinnati Title

Second seeds Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi successfully defended their Western and Southern Financial Group Masters title with a 3-6, 6-3, 10-7 (Match TB) victory over top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan on Sunday. Bjorkman and Mirnyi become the first team since 1937 to repeat at the Western and Southern Financial Group Masters.

Bjorkman and Mirnyi snapped the Bryans undefeated streak and improve to 3-0 against the American twins this year.

Bjorkman and Mirnyi pick up their third ATP Masters Series shield this season with the victory adding to titles from Miami and Monte-Carlo that they picked up earlier this season. Bjorkman earns his third event title after taking home titles in 1999 (w/ Black) and 2005 (w/ Mirnyi).

Bjorkman and Mirnyi improve to 39-8 this season with the victory and earn their third hard court title and fifth overall title this year.

The Bryans fall to 57-11 on the season with the loss and had their 21-match win streak, which dates back to Wimbledon, snapped. The Bryans, who have appeared in the final in each of their US Open series appearances this summer, have captured five hard court titles and six overall titles in 2006. They were looking for their second consecutive AMS shield after claiming the Toronto title last week.

What The Players Said:

Bjorkman: “I think Max was playing good in the beginning. I played decent. I just screwed up in Max's service game. Bob and Mike are very good front runners, so you can't really do that against any team, but especially not against Bob and Mike. I totally screwed up, and that was unfortunate. But we showed strength in the team again that, you know, it's always best-of-three sets. We managed to keep going. We are working on our game. Played our best in the last-- end of the second and in the tiebreaker.”

Mirnyi: “Well, once you're playing, you never think of things like that (First team to repeat in Cincinnati since 1937), you know. It's nice being part of history, but in the spur of the moment, there are other things you take care of. Today was a difficult team for us to face, especially the confidence that they gained. So it's nice to be in the history book in that regard, but it's not what you play for in a way.”

Nadie
08-21-2006, 08:37 AM
Oop for today:

Grandstand Court 10 am start
Julien Benneteau vs Luis Horna
Sam Querrey vs Alberto Martin
WTA
WTA
Not before 5 pm
Max Mirnyi vs Paul-Henri Mathieu ;)


Max hasn't much time to rest :eek:

suertelina
08-21-2006, 01:33 PM
wow!!! :woohoo: :banana: :banana:

Thanks for the interview Peggy :)

bavaria100
08-21-2006, 06:29 PM
Congrats to Max and Jonas on the Cincinatti title! :yeah:

bavaria100
08-21-2006, 06:31 PM
Oop for today:

Grandstand Court 10 am start
Julien Benneteau vs Luis Horna
Sam Querrey vs Alberto Martin
WTA
WTA
Not before 5 pm
Max Mirnyi vs Paul-Henri Mathieu ;)


Max hasn't much time to rest :eek:

Yes, I don't like this either. Max played his doubles final yesterday evening and already has to play his first round match today. That gives him no chance to get used to the different conditions and I'm already preparing for the worst. :sad:

Alien
08-21-2006, 09:24 PM
wow, Alien came back! :hug:


Always happy to root for another M. ;)

Björki
08-22-2006, 06:50 AM
Max def. Mathieu 62 76(6) :)

Nadie
08-22-2006, 10:37 AM
Well done, Max! :banana:

He plays Calleri today. Come on! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:



Always happy to root for another M. ;)
Judging by your recent posts it seems like you're rooting only for Max :lol:
btw, it's mtf, not my lj :secret: :)

Alien
08-22-2006, 05:04 PM
Well done, Max! :banana:

He plays Calleri today. Come on! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:




Judging by your recent posts it seems like you're rooting only for Max :lol:
btw, it's mtf, not my lj :secret: :)

At least he's playing so there's reason to root for him. Go Max go!

Nadie
08-22-2006, 06:25 PM
Alien :hug: USO starts in a week, just wait and soon you'll be able to root for somebody else too :banana:

Go Max goooooooooooooooooooooooooo :bounce:

Nadie
08-22-2006, 08:16 PM
Max lost 7-6 (4), 6-3 :crying2:

Björki
08-22-2006, 08:30 PM
:sad:

suertelina
08-22-2006, 09:20 PM
:crying2:

Alien
08-22-2006, 09:33 PM
:bigcry:

Nadie
08-23-2006, 06:46 PM
US Open singles draw

Roger Federer SUI (1) vs Yeu-Tzuoo Wang TPE
Tim Henman GBR vs. Greg Rusedski GBR
Gilles Muller LUX vs Vincent Spadea USA
Scoville Jenkins USA vs. Jonas Bjorkman SWE (29)

Gaston Gaudio ARG (21) vs. Andreas Seppi ITA
Sam Querrey USA vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber GER
Marc Gicquel FRA vs. Christophe Rochus BEL
QUALIFIER vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (16)

Tomas Berdych CZE (12) vs. Boris Pashanski SCG
Florian Mayer GER vs. QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER
Igor Kunitsyn RUS vs. Dmitry Tursunov RUS (23)

Agustin Calleri ARG (28) vs. Carlos Moya ESP
Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA vs. QUALIFIER
Teimuraz Gabashvili RUS vs. Marcos Daniel BRA
Juan Monaco ARG vs. James Blake USA (5)


David Nalbandian ARG (4) vs Michael Berrer GER
Robin Vik CZE vs Marat Safin RUS
Guillermo Coria ARG vs Ryan Sweeting USA
Olivier Patience FRA vs Olivier Rochus BEL (26)

Robby Ginepri USA (18) vs Julien Benneteau FRA
Paul Goldstein USA vs QUALIFIER
Wayne Odesnik USA vs Raemon Sluiter NED
Alex Kuznetsov USA vs Tommy Haas GER (14)

Fernando Gonzalez CHI (10) vs QUALIFIER
Jan Hajek CZE vs Lukas Dlouhy CZE
Alessio Di Mauro ITA vs Jurgen Melzer AUT
QUALIFIER vs Andy Murray GBR (17)

Kristof Vliegen BEL (32) vs QUALIFIER
Potito Starace ITA vs QUALIFIER
Nicolas Mahut FRA vs Rainer Schuettler GER
Ramon Delgado PAR vs Nikolay Davydenko RUS (7)


Marcos Baghdatis CYP (8) vs Alexander Waske GER
Andrei Pavel ROM vs Andre Agassi USA
QUALIFIER vs Filippo Volandri ITA
Thomas Johansson SWE vs Sebastien Grosjean FRA (30)

Fernando Verdasco ESP (22) vs Fabrice Santoro FRA
Mariano Zabaleta ARG vs QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs Alberto Martin ESP
Florent Serra FRA vs Andy Roddick USA (9)

Lleyton Hewitt AUS (15) vs Albert Montanes ESP
Kevin Kim USA vs Jan Hernych CZE
Mardy Fish USA vs Simon Greul GER
Donald Young USA vs Novak Djokovic SCG (20)

Richard Gasquet FRA (25) vs Phillip Simmonds USA
Gilles Simon FRA vs Daniele Bracciali ITA
QUALIFIER vs Fernando Vicente ESP
Feliciano Lopez ESP vs Ivan Ljubicic CRO (3)


Tommy Robredo ESP (6) vs Flavio Saretta BRA
Hyung-Taik Lee KOR vs Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo ESP
Ivo Karlovic CRO vs Robin Soderling SWE
Stanislas Wawrinka SUI vs Juan Ignacio Chela ARG (31)

Dominik Hrbaty SVK (19) vs Mikhail Youzhny RUS
Nicolas Massu CHI vs Davide Sanguinetti ITA
Oliver Marach AUT vs Justin Gimelstob USA
Nicolas Almagro ESP vs David Ferrer ESP (11)

Jarkko Nieminen FIN (13) vs Xavier Malisse BEL
Bjorn Phau GER vs QUALIFIER
Jiri Novak CZE vs Arnaud Clement FRA
Paradorn Srichaphan THA vs Jose Acasuso ARG (24)

Gael Monfils FRA (27) vs QUALIFIER
Max Mirnyi BLR vs Wesley Moodie RSA
Luis Horna PER vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP
Mark Philippoussis AUS vs Rafael Nadal ESP (2)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-25-2006, 03:46 PM
OMFG,I like Wesley too and they have to meet in R1! :shout: Normally,Max should beat him,I also hope he will beat Nadal if that guy beat the Poo.

Nadie
08-27-2006, 10:02 PM
OMFG,I like Wesley too and they have to meet in R1! :shout: Normally,Max should beat him,I also hope he will beat Nadal if that guy beat the Poo.
Max seems to be another Mr. Unpredictable lately. I hope he passes at least Moodie ;)


Doubles draw
[1]Bryan/Bryan vs. Kohlschreiber/Seppi
Djokovic/Wang vs. Johansson/Lindstedt
Bhupathi/Malisse vs. Friedl/Youzhny
Kuznetsov/Oudsema vs. [13]Cernak/Levinsky

[11]Knowle/Melzer vs. Hrbaty/Mertinak
Mathieu/Monfils vs. Nieminen/Oliver
Peya/Phau vs. Simmonds/Witten
Pala/Vik vs. [6]Damm/Paes

[4]Hanley/Ullyett vs. Kerr/Skoch
Delic/Morrison vs. Levy/Srichaphan
Haggard/Reynolds vs. Cibulec/Kubot
Allegro/Bracciali vs. [15]Marach/Suk

[12]Acasuso/Prieto vs. Rochus/Vliegen
Ferrer/Vicente vs. Damico/Schnugg
Ljubicic/Vico vs. Chela/Massu
Ker/Calleri vs. [5]Santoro/Zimonjic

[8]Aspelin/Perry vs. Clayton/Young
Fisher/Phillips vs. Auckland/Murray
Benneteau/Mahut vs. Kas/Petzschner
Martin/Starace vs. [10]Fyrstenberg/Matkowski

[14]Arthurs/Gimelstob vs. Lopez/Rochus C.
Goldstein/Thomas vs. Almagro/Verdasco
Grosjean/Tursunov vs. Fish/Gonzalez
Berdych/Hajek vs. [3]Knowles/Nestor

[7]Erlich/Ram vs. Levine/Querrey
Ramirez Hildago/Montanes vs. Coetzee/Wassen
Clement/Llodra vs. Sanguinetti/Volandri
Serra/Simon vs. [9]Dlouhy/Vizner

[16]Kohlmann/Waske vs. Ferrero/Garcia-Lopez
Burgsmuller/Parrott vs. Garcia/Horna
Mayer/Schuettler vs. Jenkins/Ram
Huss/Moodie vs. [2]Bjorkman/Mirnyi


Good luck to Max and Jonas :bounce:

bavaria100
08-27-2006, 10:17 PM
Max vs. Moodie in round 1 :scared:

If this match took place last year, I would be sure that Max would beat him. Unfortunately, we have the year 2006 and I'm very, very :unsure: about this one. The bad thing is that Max already lost to him in Doha at the beginning of the season, but we have to remember that Max played like crap until TMS Hamburg. The good thing is that he plays his best tennis in Grand Slam tournaments (6-3 W-L record this year). C'mon Max! You can do it!

bavaria100
08-27-2006, 10:23 PM
OMFG,I like Wesley too and they have to meet in R1! :shout: Normally,Max should beat him,I also hope he will beat Nadal if that guy beat the Poo.

It's great to have you back RaDiCaL! :hug: I think you expect too much of Max. I'm happy if he beats Moodie. I don't want to think about a possible match against Nadal in the third round, but of course I hope that he makes it that far.

Nadie
08-29-2006, 11:30 AM
Court 14 11:00 AM
Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs. Wesley Moodie (RSA)


GO Max! :worship:

Nadie
08-30-2006, 08:44 AM
Because of the rain all the matches were postponed. Today's oop:
Court 9 11:00 AM
1.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Florian Mayer (GER)vs.Stefan Koubek (AUT)
Not Before 1:00 PM
2.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Max Mirnyi (BLR)vs.Wesley Moodie (RSA)

I hope it'll be no more rain...


Max also takes part in mixed event, this time he'll play together with Victoria Azarenka... I wish I could see that!


Mixed draw:
Lisa Raymond USA\Jonas Bjorkman SWE (1) vs. Michaella Krajicek NED - Lukas Dlouhy CZE
Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP/Sebastian Prieto ARG vs. Vera Zvonareva RUS/Andy Ram ISR

Jill Craybas USA/Scoville Jenkins USA vs. Virginia Ruano Pascual ESP /Martin Garcia ARG
Kveta Peschke CZE/Martin Damm CZE vs. Elena Likhovtseva RUS (7)/Daniel Nestor CAN (7)

Samantha Stosur AUS (3)/Leander Paes IND (3) vs. Victoria Azarenka BLR/Max Mirnyi BLR
Shenay Perry USA/Amer Delic USA vs. Nicole Pratt AUS/Paul Hanley AUS

Ashley Weinhold USA/Donald Young USA vs. Nathalie Dechy FRA/Fabrice Santoro FRA
Jamea Jackson USA/Jesse Levine USA vs. Cara Black ZIM (8)/Simon Aspelin SWE (8)

Katarina Srebotnik SLO (6)/Nenad Zimonjic SCG (6) vs. Sania Mirza IND/Pavel Vizner CZE
Meghann Shaughnessy USA/Justin Gimelstob USA vs. Francesca Schiavone ITA/Jim Thomas USA

Vania King USA/Vincent Spadea USA vs. Na Li CHN/Cyril Suk CZE
Liezel Huber RSA/Leos Friedl CZE vs. Zi Yan CHN (4)/Todd Perry AUS (4)

Martina Navratilova USA (5)/Bob Bryan USA (5) vs. Corina Morariu USA/Mike Bryan USA
Lucie Safarova CZE/Tomas Berdych CZE vs. Anastasia Myskina RUS/Jurgen Melzer AUT

Anastassia Rodionova RUS/Kevin Ullyett ZIM vs. Paola Suarez ARG/Mahesh Bhupathi IND
Anna-Lena Groenefeld GER/Frantisek Cermak CZE vs. Rennae Stubbs AUS (2)/Mark Knowles BAH (2)


Come on, Max and Vika!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
08-30-2006, 11:31 AM
Max seems to be another Mr. Unpredictable lately. I hope he passes at least Moodie ;)

He is. :p He will be happier when he draws Paulo again! :o Only that guy can lose to everyone even though he plays better in fisrt set!

It's great to have you back RaDiCaL! :hug: I think you expect too much of Max. I'm happy if he beats Moodie. I don't want to think about a possible match against Nadal in the third round, but of course I hope that he makes it that far.

;)
I just think it's a bit shame Max even can't beat Wesley,Wesley did a decent job in Washington though.
To be honest I more hope the Poo beat that Nadal! :fiery: Watching that guy to save every shot "in" makes me insane.Now Ivan was out,some high seed better get ass kicked in R1 as well! :mad: When Juan Carlos beat him in Cincy, :bigclap: I believe Poo or Max can do it too! :aplot:

bavaria100
08-30-2006, 10:09 PM
Max lost 4-6, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6, 4-6 :sad: :fiery:

Unfortunately, I have to say that I already expected this. Max has been sucking all year on hardcourts and I don't know why. He had a good chance to defend his third round points from last year but he blew it by losing another match that he should have won. :mad: That means he'll have 110 points in the CR when the new ranking comes out and I don't see him finishing the year in the Top 50. He would need at least 30 points, but I don't think that he can get them in his remaining 4 tournaments. His only chance would be if he plays 2 or 3 Challengers at the end of the season, but I don't see that happening. :sad:

Nadie
08-30-2006, 10:30 PM
Max :hug:
:crying2:

Alien
08-30-2006, 10:42 PM
Sad.... *sigh* :(

bavaria100
08-30-2006, 11:45 PM
I just noticed that Max will have to play quallies in Paris and Madrid. These 2 tourneys have a big number of withdrawals every year, but he's still too low ranked to get in even if 10 players pull out. Who knows, this may turn out to be good for him. It was in 2004 when he had his huge run into the semis in Paris. :shrug:

Björki
08-31-2006, 06:57 AM
Max you should have won :sad:

Nadie
08-31-2006, 09:28 AM
maybe more luck in doubles and mixed... *sigh*
Max and Jonas will play today against Huss/Moodie (Moodie again :devil: )
Come on!

Björki
08-31-2006, 09:31 AM
that's not an easy match.

Nadie
09-01-2006, 07:10 AM
Max and Jonas won 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4 :worship:

Today oop
Court 12 11:00 AM
1. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Petr Pala (CZE)/Robin Vik (CZE) vs. Martin Damm (CZE)[6]/Leander Paes (IND)[6]
followed by
2. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Jessica Kirkland (USA)/Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA) vs. Janette Husarova (SVK)[15]/Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)[15]
3. Mixed Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Samantha Stosur (AUS)[3]/Leander Paes (IND)[3] vs. Victoria Azarenka (BLR)/Max Mirnyi (BLR)

Come on!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-01-2006, 10:14 AM
At least he beat Wesley in doubles! :o

I have nothing to say,I saw Max was broken at his last serve *4-5. :speakles: But I still hope Wesley will go far,of course,it's a big hope.

Nadie
09-01-2006, 08:58 PM
Max and Vika Azarenka defeated Stosur\Paes 3-6, 6-2, 10-5 :banana:
Come on!!!!!!! :bounce:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-01-2006, 09:02 PM
Now they better take the doubles title. :bounce:
At the same time I hope Bryans will be out soon! :o

Nadie
09-01-2006, 10:49 PM
Now they better take the doubles title. :bounce:
At the same time I hope Bryans will be out soon! :o

And Bryans are facing each other in the mixed match right now :nerner: :lol:

Nadie
09-03-2006, 08:15 PM
Max and Jonas defeated Florian Mayer & Rainer Schuettler 6-3, 6-2 :bigclap:

Alien
09-03-2006, 11:36 PM
Way to go!!!! :clap2:

Nadie
09-04-2006, 06:34 AM
In mixed Max and Victoria lost to Nicole Pratt (AUS)/Paul Hanley (AUS) 5-7 7-5 [12-10]
I hate match-tiebreaks :devil:


Good luck in doubles! :worship:

Alien
09-04-2006, 07:31 PM
Now they can focus their attention totally on doubles. :)

Nadie
09-05-2006, 08:14 AM
Max and Jonas won 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Come on! :bounce:

Alien
09-05-2006, 09:25 PM
Go! :banana: Go! :banana: Go!

Nadie
09-06-2006, 10:51 PM
Max and Jonas are in SF! :banana: :banana: :banana: they defeated Arnaud Clement\Michael Llodra - 7-6 (10-8), 6-7(6-8), 6-2 :banana:
Come on :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Alien
09-06-2006, 10:57 PM
They killed most of our nerves but they did it! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-07-2006, 01:36 AM
I never worry about his doubles match! :kiss::aplot::rocker2:
It would be very great if he achieves more in single as well! :p

Nadie
09-07-2006, 07:51 AM
Leos Friedl (CZE)/Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) def Bob Bryan (USA)[1]/Mike Bryan (USA)[1] 6-7(5) 7-6(2) 6-4
bye bye Bryans :wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

GO Max and Jonas :bounce:

Björki
09-07-2006, 07:58 AM
Jonas & Max :bounce:

bavaria100
09-07-2006, 05:30 PM
Well done Jonas & Max! Let's get the title boys! :bounce: