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Beijing!

jazz_girl
09-10-2005, 02:04 AM
David hasn't withdrawn from Beijing so it looks like he's gonna be playing there. Here's the list of players, and he will be seeded third:

1 Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
2 Coria, Guillermo ARG 9
3 Nalbandian, David ARG 12
4 Johansson, Thomas SWE 15
5 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 24
6 Lopez, Feliciano ESP 26
7 Youzhny, Mikhail RUS 27
8 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 28
9 Moya, Carlos ESP 29
10 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 42
11 Nieminen, Jarkko FIN 54
12 Lee, Hyung-Taik KOR 63
13 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 76
14 Arthurs, Wayne AUS 77
15 Koubek, Stefan AUT 86
16 Burgsmuller, Lars GER 92
17 Wessels, Peter NED 93
18 Gimelstob, Justin USA 98
19 Schuettler, Rainer GER 104

novanora
09-10-2005, 11:57 AM
I am in Beijing right now, and so far here's no news said he will withdraw. And his draw looks pretty good. Coria has already arrived here anyway.

novanora
09-10-2005, 12:00 PM
The Main Draw

1.NADAL, Radaef vs Wang Yeu-Tzuoo
Ivo Karlovic vs GIMELSTOB, Justin

WESSELS, Peter vs ARTHURS, Wayne
yu-wang (WC,China) vs HRBATY, Dominik

NALBANDIAN, David vs Pless
Norman, Dick vs Q

BURGSMULLER, Lars vs Tursunov, Dmitry
Hyung-Taik Lee vs FERRERO, Juan Carlos



MOYA, Carlos vs SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn
Heuberger vs KOUBEK, Stefab

SCHUETTLER, Rainer vs NIEMINEN, Jarkko
Jonas bjorkman vs JOHANSSON, Thomas

YOUZHNY, Mikhail vs Q
Udomchoke, Danai vs PHAU, Bjorn

peng-sun(WC,China) vs Q
Q vs CORIA, Guillermo

jazz_girl
09-10-2005, 12:13 PM
Nice draw!!! :) I'd like to see him against Ferrero but I don't think the tournament will be broadcasted here :mad:
Anyway, I just read that David is going to play there for sure, and the will go to Bratislava to join the rest of the DC team.

sigmagirl91
09-10-2005, 12:16 PM
The draw's not bad. Think he'll actually play Nadal (the first name is kinda funky, but hey...)?

novanora
09-10-2005, 12:21 PM
He can beat Ferrero, and I even don't think Ferrero can meet him, will lose to Lee or Tursunov :shrug:

Moya and Nadal have already arrived, and I think David will arrive tomorrow. Hope I can watch his live match this time!! :bounce:

jazz_girl
09-10-2005, 12:31 PM
Will you be going to the tournament or will you watch it on tv?

novanora
09-10-2005, 12:54 PM
Will you be going to the tournament or will you watch it on tv?
i already reached Beijing, and saw some players training this afternoon. Yes, i am at the live tourney right now!! :bounce:

jazz_girl
09-10-2005, 12:57 PM
Have a great time!!!! :)
I just read that David was doing all the paperwork yesterday, to travel to Beijing. I guess he'll be taking the plane today, if he hasn't done it already.

novanora
09-10-2005, 01:05 PM
Have a great time!!!! :)
I just read that David was doing all the paperwork yesterday, to travel to Beijing. I guess he'll be taking the plane today, if he hasn't done it already.
Thanks for the information, jazz!! :D I will cheer loudly for him!! (have brought an Argentina flag, don't it will do some work or not :scratch: )

bibi_s
09-10-2005, 01:14 PM
Lucky you! Have a nice time and hopefully if you take pictures you’ll share them with us, who don’t have this privilege.

jazz_girl
09-10-2005, 01:30 PM
I'm sure he'll notice it Crys! :)

gooner88
09-10-2005, 01:59 PM
We only have coverage of Beijing here for the SF and F.
Hope Nalbo has a good tournament. :)

Björki
09-10-2005, 02:16 PM
Vamos David :bounce:

sigmagirl91
09-10-2005, 04:13 PM
You can do well here, David....just keep your head together.

frula08
09-10-2005, 04:23 PM
i dont think he will do a great tournament, he doesnt like small tournaments, and is two weeks before DC, and he knows that will need time to adapt to the bratislava court, so he wants to be there as soon as possible.

jazz_girl
09-10-2005, 07:43 PM
He can easily lose to Ferrero. Let's not mention Nadal...

justClaudia
09-10-2005, 11:07 PM
i already reached Beijing, and saw some players training this afternoon. Yes, i am at the live tourney right now!! :bounce:



Crys, sweetie, have a wonderfull time at the tournament :D

And if you have some time, keep us posted :hug:

I would love to see David playing against Rafa. :)

jazz_girl
09-10-2005, 11:24 PM
I'd love that too!!! :)

justClaudia
09-10-2005, 11:32 PM
I'd love that too!!! :)


I doubt he'll get there...but it's David and we never know wut can happen :lol:

jazz_girl
09-10-2005, 11:41 PM
I'm sure he can do it, however I'm not so sure how far he wants to reach, having the DC just a few days apart from it ;)

justClaudia
09-10-2005, 11:45 PM
I'm sure he can do it, however I'm not so sure how far he wants to reach, having the DC just a few days apart from it ;)



;)

Kyla
09-11-2005, 03:04 PM
Have fun novanora!!!

I hope he does get far, he'll have enough time until Bratislava ;)

jazz_girl
09-11-2005, 05:28 PM
Crys, or someone else: Can you tell me the time difference between Beijing and Argentina??? Thanks a lot in advance! :)

justClaudia
09-11-2005, 05:43 PM
Jime, I would love to help you, but have no idea.
I would like to know the diference between Beijing and Portugal as well, all I know is that the diference is big :lol:

I have a friend in Malasya, but i'm not sure if it's the same time there and in Beijing.

jazz_girl
09-11-2005, 06:17 PM
Thanks anyway :)

lau
09-11-2005, 07:13 PM
11 hours more in Beijing ;)
In Buenos Aires it`s Sunday 3pm (15hs), in Beijing Monday 2am

jazz_girl
09-11-2005, 09:14 PM
Thanks a lot lau :worship:

justClaudia
09-11-2005, 09:58 PM
11 hours more in Beijing ;)
In Buenos Aires it`s Sunday 3pm (15hs), in Beijing Monday 2am


I knew the diference was huge :lol:

Thanks Lau ;)

Kyla
09-12-2005, 10:59 AM
And its seven hours ahead of CET if I'm not mistaken :)

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 12:06 PM
There's a funny thing I just discovered: David played against Pless last year, and it was also in the first round of Beijing!

sigmagirl91
09-12-2005, 12:06 PM
There's a funny thing I just discovered: David played against Pless last year, and it was also in the first round of Beijing!

Yeah, I noticed that. Interesting.

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 12:29 PM
Order Of Play
Tuesday 13 September 2005

Centre
Matches Start At: 1:00 PM
Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE) vs Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)
followed by
David NALBANDIAN (ARG) vs Kristian PLESS (DEN)
NOT BEFORE 4:00 PM
Shao Xuan ZENG (CHN) vs Guillermo CORIA (ARG)
Starting at 7:00 PM
Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs Nathan HEALEY (AUS)
followed by
Peng SUN (CHN) vs Toshihide MATSUI (JPN)

sigmagirl91
09-12-2005, 12:32 PM
Is 1pm local time? If so, then he'll play tonight my time.

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 12:37 PM
I guess it will be 4am here...I won't be up to follow it, I can assure you that! :lol: I'll find out the result in the morning.

novanora
09-12-2005, 01:20 PM
He arrived here, but looked a bit tired, and His luggage delayed. David trained with Moya today afternoon, both are joking with Nadal, laughing a lot.

And he said in his interview today he is very confident for the DC.

http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/12/DSC09610.JPG

http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/12/KY3C3872.JPG

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 01:23 PM
http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050912/Img240373767.jpg
David in Beijing!

gooner88
09-12-2005, 01:25 PM
Thanks alot for the news Nova. :)
The further he goes in Beijing the better in terms of getting points for Shanghai, even though making the Masters is still looking unlikely.

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 01:25 PM
CRYSTAL, WE MISS YOU SO MUCH!
VAMOS!

novanora
09-12-2005, 01:26 PM
Crys, or someone else: Can you tell me the time difference between Beijing and Argentina??? Thanks a lot in advance! :)

Think Lau has answered that for me :) She is totally right.

other pics: advertisement for Chinese moon cake, signing on the boxes.

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/11_1524034_2.jpg

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/11_1524034_1.jpg

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/11_1524034_3.jpg

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 01:26 PM
THIS TIME ,I REALLY HOPE HE COULD GO FURTHER....

novanora
09-12-2005, 01:28 PM
and i have to say, i totally changed my view to Coria now, he is really nice to the fans :p

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 01:29 PM
Thank you so much for all the pics Crys!!! :hug:

novanora
09-12-2005, 01:31 PM
CRYSTAL, WE MISS YOU SO MUCH!
VAMOS!
LOL, thanks :p i meet many players today, and do say sth to some of them, really enjoy the tourneys. but still, i hate JC Ferrero :devil:

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 01:32 PM
and i have to say, i totally changed my view to Coria now, he is really nice to the fans :p
Coria used to treat them bad? :eek:

novanora
09-12-2005, 01:36 PM
Thank you so much for all the pics Crys!!! :hug:
i will send more pics when I back Shanghai, coz here doesn't have convenient internet access.

I waved Argentina flag today when he was training, and he saw it. :o

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 01:37 PM
LOL, thanks :p i meet many players today, and do say sth to some of them, really enjoy the tourneys. but still, i hate JC Ferrero :devil:
I heard from them that you r so........ ;) ;) ;) .............in chinese ,we say "Li hai" haha hah ......................
Somehow really hope you have a nice time there........
Maybe the next year , I will go there ..........You know I am so regret of not being there right now............ :devil: :o :o :o
I really admire you guys ,whenver I heard of something interesting from Weiran :p :p

novanora
09-12-2005, 01:38 PM
Coria used to treat them bad? :eek:
i heard some of my friends who watched his live tourney that he isn't really good to the fans, and won't be willing to give the autography. :shrug:

But Coria is really good to his Chinese fans, and sign on the flag :p really cute scene at that time.

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 01:39 PM
I'm starting to like Coria as well. He's much better off court :lol: But what happened with JC?

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 01:43 PM
yeah, TODAY, I SAW SOMETHING PICS OF CORIA, REALLY NICE....

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 01:46 PM
MOYA 2---0 AHEAD

novanora
09-12-2005, 01:47 PM
I'm starting to like Coria as well. He's much better off court :lol: But what happened with JC?
Yes, i should say he is really nice at least when I saw him with my own eyes :lol: and his draw is quite good, hope he can enter the final with David.

I always don't like JC, it's not the secret to those who are quite familiar with me. :o

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 01:48 PM
I HAVE TO SAY ,THE SCOREBOARD OF CHINA OPEN IS TOO...............TOO..................BAD! TERRIBLE......SHAMEFUL....

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 01:52 PM
Yes, i should say he is really nice at least when I saw him with my own eyes :lol: and his draw is quite good, hope he can enter the final with David.

I always don't like JC, it's not the secret to those who are quite familiar with me. :o
NOBODY HERE EVER SAID THAT YOU LIKE HIM :p ;)

novanora
09-12-2005, 01:54 PM
more pics:

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/00.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/05091213303103.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050912133043396.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050912133054397.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050912133102398.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050912133114399.jpg

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 02:01 PM
Did you take all those pics, Crys? They're great :)

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 02:09 PM
woooooooooooo
These pics are so great!
wonderful!

bibi_s
09-12-2005, 02:09 PM
Thank you for the great pictures and for the news, Crys! What you are doing is much, much appreciated!!! :wavey:

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 02:10 PM
ASK FOR MORE!
WOO.....................

novanora
09-12-2005, 02:11 PM
Did you take all those pics, Crys? They're great :)
of course not me...my pics are still in the camera now, and haven't the chance to take them out :p

i collect those pics from the our sportswebsite ;)

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 02:14 PM
That's great! :) What's the thing he was signing?

novanora
09-12-2005, 02:15 PM
another one:

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050912/Img226937543.jpg

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 02:16 PM
of course not me...my pics are still in the camera now, and haven't the chance to take them out :p

i collect those pics from the our sportswebsite ;)

:eek: where? wonder how could I did not even notice it? :eek:

novanora
09-12-2005, 02:18 PM
That's great! :) What's the thing he was signing?
Chinese Moon Cake, a kind of sweet cake which we often eat in Mid Autumn Day (a Chinese traditional fesitival, and it's very near when this touney take place)

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 02:19 PM
another one:

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050912/Img226937543.jpg
This one is really cute!
NICE PIC :p :worship:

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 02:20 PM
Chinese Moon Cake, a kind of sweet cake which we often eat in Mid Autumn Day (a Chinese traditional fesitival, and it's very near when this touney take place)
Cake! :drool:

novanora
09-12-2005, 02:20 PM
http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050912/Img226937461.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050912/Img226938149.jpg

novanora
09-12-2005, 02:22 PM
Cake! :drool:
:o i thought you would have this smiley......:p but actualy maybe it's too sweet to your taste

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 02:23 PM
The sweeter the better!!!

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 02:25 PM
http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050912/Img226938149.jpg
This one's my fave :yeah:

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 02:26 PM
CAKE.....CRYS, DO YOU HAVE MOONCAKE IN BEIJING?

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 02:28 PM
The sweeter the better!!!
:eek: :worship: :worship: :worship:
TO SWEETER IS NOT THAT GOOD ;)

novanora
09-12-2005, 02:29 PM
The sweeter the better!!!
LOL, if we have any chance to meet at some place then I will bring you some to taste :p

have to be off line!!! I will cheer for his 1st round at LIVE COURT tomorrow :bounce: should have rest early!!!

novanora
09-12-2005, 02:31 PM
CAKE.....CRYS, DO YOU HAVE MOONCAKE IN BEIJING?
nope......i can only have biscuits :o.....and those moon cakes with David's signature are too expensive for me :rolleyes:

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 02:33 PM
Have a great time tomorrow Crys!!! :hug: :)

rachelzszs
09-12-2005, 02:35 PM
GOOD NIGHT CRYS~
waiting for your pic tomorrow~~

crazy_nanine
09-12-2005, 03:03 PM
Vamos David...hope he gets far in this tournament:) and it would be really graet if he reaches the final and plays coria (but I think it's so unlikely to beat JCF and Nadal, especially Nadal:o) anyway hope he does his best and be very confident for the Davis cup:yeah:
thanks novanora for the great pics and news, hope you enjoy watching the matches live:)

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 03:10 PM
First JCF has to win his match, and he's a set down.

Kyla
09-12-2005, 03:13 PM
JCF is a set down already? :o

*goesofftochecklivescores:

crazy_nanine
09-12-2005, 03:17 PM
First JCF has to win his match, and he's a set down.
yes you're right...he already lost the first set!!

lau
09-12-2005, 03:50 PM
http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050912/Img226938149.jpg
OK, that`s HOT!! I don´t usually like blonds or think David´s hot, but this photo is just :hearts: :drool:

Kyla
09-12-2005, 03:51 PM
This one's my fave :yeah:

Mine too :)

I like the water bottle with the Chinese writing.

And what a good idea to let him sign some cake boxes - that way you could have cake AND a Nalby signature... But I hope he didn't eat any cake and just signed it ;)

jazz_girl
09-12-2005, 03:59 PM
:lol: I hope so too!

rachelzszs
09-13-2005, 01:41 AM
JC won the game already.. so did Moya

Björki
09-13-2005, 06:54 AM
Thanks for the pics Nova :)

sigmagirl91
09-13-2005, 09:02 AM
Go David...even if I don't get to "see" your match.

Kyla
09-13-2005, 10:34 AM
First set 6-3 :woohoo:

Now it's 4 all (or even 5-4 for Pless) - maybe he's eaten some moon cake during changeovers and that slowed him down? ;)

Anyway, VAMOS DAVID!!!!!!!

gooner88
09-13-2005, 10:59 AM
Nalbo bt Pless 6-3 7-6(2)
Nalbo saved 2 or 3 SP when he was 5-4 down in Set 2.

bibi_s
09-13-2005, 11:06 AM
Well done! Next opponent Nadad, ISR, i think.

gooner88
09-13-2005, 11:08 AM
Well done! Next opponent Nadad, ISR, i think.

Yes, he's a qualie who beat Norman in straights today.
Best wishes in R2 Nalbo. :yeah:

sigmagirl91
09-13-2005, 11:28 AM
Good job, David!!!

Björki
09-13-2005, 11:41 AM
David :yeah:

sigmagirl91
09-13-2005, 11:49 AM
So...when does he play next?

jazz_girl
09-13-2005, 12:38 PM
Yay he won :banana: He must beat the next guy!!! :lol:

Eugenia
09-13-2005, 01:48 PM
I didn't know that he was already playing... Great win David! :woohoo:

rachelzszs
09-13-2005, 02:08 PM
2--0 is a nice result
He still have a lot to do in Beijing~~

rachelzszs
09-13-2005, 02:15 PM
Nalbo in the post-match press
http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/13/IMGP2907.JPG
He said that he was somehow satisfied with his performance in the match.

novanora
09-13-2005, 02:16 PM
He played quite down today, a kinda of terrible, especially his 1st serve. Pless play much more aggressive tennis than him. David was a little bit stunned by him at the beginning of the match, and was broken early. Then he adapted Pless's style, and hit better. But his is still not fit for the match, mostly could because he arrived very late, and just started practise yesterday late afternoon. I hope he can adjust himself as soon as possible, otherwise he won't go much further here.

rachelzszs
09-13-2005, 02:19 PM
Waiting for Crys' pic .................... :worship: :worship: :p :p

novanora
09-13-2005, 02:20 PM
today's pics of interview....

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193046P1010590.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193051P1010591.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193057P1010592.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193109P1010595.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193156P1010599.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193201P1010600.jpg

jazz_girl
09-13-2005, 02:22 PM
Thanks for the report Crys! I guess you're right, he arrived late and there are many things he needs to adjust to: the court, different country, different timetable, etc...But I believe he will beat Hadad...I mean, he has to!!! :lol:

rachelzszs
09-13-2005, 02:22 PM
He played quite down today, a kinda of terrible, especially his 1st serve. Pless play much more aggressive tennis than him. David was a little bit stunned by him at the beginning of the match, and was broken early. Then he adapted Pless's style, and hit better. But his is still not fit for the match, mostly could because he arrived very late, and just started practise yesterday late afternoon. I hope he can adjust himself as soon as possible, otherwise he won't go much further here.

Right , he mentioned that ;)
Trust in him..........he almost feel confident here.......

jazz_girl
09-13-2005, 02:23 PM
Thanks a lot for the pics! :)

rachelzszs
09-13-2005, 02:29 PM
One things, did you take all there pictures? Crys?

rachelzszs
09-13-2005, 02:36 PM
Some more
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/12_1532508_5.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/12_1532523_1.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/13_1532595_4.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/12_1532581_2.jpg

novanora
09-13-2005, 02:40 PM
One things, did you take all there pictures? Crys?
he trained in center court today, and I took a lot of pics, but can't have chance to take them out from my camera, still have to wait until i back Shanghai :p

novanora
09-13-2005, 02:46 PM
other interview pics:

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193115P1010596.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193120P1010597.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193102P1010594.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193125P1010598.jpg

jazz_girl
09-13-2005, 02:47 PM
He seems in a good mood...
Do you know if he'll be playing tomorrow again or on thursday?

novanora
09-13-2005, 02:55 PM
He seems in a good mood...
Do you know if he'll be playing tomorrow again or on thursday?
When the journalist asked him if he is a bad temper player or not, he laughed a lot and said perhaps he is for sometimes.

i just feel he is a bit tired, guess his 2nd round match will be on Thursday, coz Wednesday will arrange the rest of 1st round matches, and some players who finished their 1st round on Monday like Moya, Ferrero.

jazz_girl
09-13-2005, 02:57 PM
:lol: Ok, thanks a lot :)

novanora
09-13-2005, 02:59 PM
Rest of the pics

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193028P1010580.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193034P1010583.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050913193040P1010589.jpg

jazz_girl
09-13-2005, 03:00 PM
Why the Swiss flag Crys?

Kyla
09-13-2005, 03:09 PM
Is it just me or is he getting cuter every day? :hearts:

Thanks for all the presscon pix! :)

rachelzszs
09-13-2005, 03:12 PM
When the journalist asked him if he is a bad temper player or not, he laughed a lot and said perhaps he is for sometimes.

i just feel he is a bit tired, guess his 2nd round match will be on Thursday, coz Wednesday will arrange the rest of 1st round matches, and some players who finished their 1st round on Monday like Moya, Ferrero.
I just watched the CCTV5, i heard that his match would be on wednesday :eek: :eek: I don know whether it is true or not. you know CCTV5 will somethimes make some mistakes :confused:
Only Nadal----1st round will be on tomorrow...
The others are all 2 round.... :eek:

rachelzszs
09-13-2005, 03:19 PM
i MEAN ALL THESE MATCH TOMORROW IS FOR 2ND ROUND, EXCEPT NADAL

rachelzszs
09-13-2005, 03:20 PM
Is it just me or is he getting cuter every day? :hearts:

Thanks for all the presscon pix! :)
GUESS BOTH YOU AND HIM :p ;)

jazz_girl
09-13-2005, 06:39 PM
OOP out, David will be playing tomorrow:

Centre
Matches Start At: 1:00 PM
Rafael NADAL (ESP) vs Yeu-Tzuoo WANG (TPE)
followed by
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP)
followed by
David NALBANDIAN (ARG) vs Amir HADAD (ISR)
Starting at 7:00 PM
Carlos MOYA (ESP) vs Stefan KOUBEK (AUT)
followed by
Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN) vs Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)

Kyla
09-13-2005, 06:42 PM
Okay then... Right before Carlos ;)

What a shame that their scoreboard sucks :rolleyes:

Best of luck, David - vamos! :bounce:

jazz_girl
09-13-2005, 06:44 PM
There are some pics from David's match in his cheering thread:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=2324395&postcount=11
Crys, since you saw the match, did David ask for a trainer during his match, or am I misinterpreting the pic?

justClaudia
09-13-2005, 09:58 PM
Good luck, David :yeah:

sigmagirl91
09-14-2005, 01:22 AM
So...this means that I sleep through another David match?

rachelzszs
09-14-2005, 01:29 AM
yeah I am right ,he will play today

rachelzszs
09-14-2005, 01:30 AM
yeah I am right ,he will play today :p :p

rachelzszs
09-14-2005, 02:50 AM
OOP out, David will be playing tomorrow:

Centre
Matches Start At: 1:00 PM
Rafael NADAL (ESP) vs Yeu-Tzuoo WANG (TPE)
followed by
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP)
followed by
David NALBANDIAN (ARG) vs Amir HADAD (ISR)
Starting at 7:00 PM
Carlos MOYA (ESP) vs Stefan KOUBEK (AUT)
followed by
Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN) vs Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)

BEIJING TIME? :rolleyes:

gooner88
09-14-2005, 11:28 AM
Nalbo bt Hadad 6-4 6-0

Now the really hard work begins. Good luck against JCF in the QF Nalbo. :yeah:

sigmagirl91
09-14-2005, 11:31 AM
Nalbo bt Hadad 6-4 6-0

Now the really hard work begins. Good luck against JCF in the QF Nalbo. :yeah:

I believe he can do it. Go David!!!

justClaudia
09-14-2005, 11:32 AM
Nalbo bt Hadad 6-4 6-0

Now the really hard work begins. Good luck against JCF in the QF Nalbo. :yeah:

Great! :yeah:

Now, go David go! You can beat Juanqui ;)

Kyla
09-14-2005, 11:35 AM
Yes David! :bounce: Go win your QF!!! :bounce:

sigmagirl91
09-14-2005, 11:48 AM
Great win by our Daveed today.

jazz_girl
09-14-2005, 12:19 PM
Yay he won :banana:
He can be up to the 12th place in the race next monday, and 11th if he beats Juanqui tomorrow :yeah:

jazz_girl
09-14-2005, 12:32 PM
This is what David said yesterday:
"The court is very fast but the balls are quite heavy, so it's good. I think this is a great tournament. I don't think I played my best today but I still won so it was good enough. I'm still feeling the jet-lag terribly so I'll have to be ready for the next match."

justClaudia
09-14-2005, 12:52 PM
Yay he won :banana:
He can be up to the 12th place in the race next monday, and 11th if he beats Juanqui tomorrow :yeah:


:banana:

Bring it on David!!

rachelzszs
09-14-2005, 01:40 PM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/14/DSC00215-1.JPG
From the post-match interview
Then he will play against JC :rolleyes: he said that he will try to play his best :p :p

rachelzszs
09-14-2005, 01:41 PM
Crys have not bring ys photos yet?
I am eager for that~~:)

justClaudia
09-14-2005, 01:42 PM
Stop bitting your nails, David!! :lol:

Thanks for the pic, Rachel :)

jazz_girl
09-14-2005, 01:43 PM
You don't like JC either?

jazz_girl
09-14-2005, 01:45 PM
Stop bitting your nails, David!! :lol:

Thanks for the pic, Rachel :)
He's already thinking about Nadal :lol:

rachelzszs
09-14-2005, 01:46 PM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/14/DSCN0428.JPG
Argentine in China Open :worship: :worship: :p :p

justClaudia
09-14-2005, 01:47 PM
He's already thinking about Nadal :lol:


:lol:

jazz_girl
09-14-2005, 01:48 PM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2005-09/14/DSCN0428.JPG
Argentine in China Open :worship: :worship: :p :p
Check Crys in the "new and improved pic thread" ;)

rachelzszs
09-14-2005, 01:51 PM
Stop bitting your nails, David!! :lol:

Thanks for the pic, Rachel :)
It seems to me that he , for the time being , like bit his nails :eek: :p :eek: :p

justClaudia
09-14-2005, 01:55 PM
It seems to me that he , for the time being , like bit his nails :eek: :p :eek: :p


i'm not sure if he really bites them...i don't think he does.

Yeah, he must be thinking about Rafael, and playing against him :lol:

rachelzszs
09-14-2005, 02:17 PM
Crys have not come yet?

Kyla
09-14-2005, 04:26 PM
Yay he won :banana:
He can be up to the 12th place in the race next monday, and 11th if he beats Juanqui tomorrow :yeah:

Thanks for the calculating!

We need him in #7 asap ;)

Kyla
09-14-2005, 04:33 PM
BTW I finally googled "moon cake" since I'm very curious about anything that's sweet and this is what I found:

http://china.tyfo.com/int/art/festival/middle-autumn/mid-cake.htm

Has photos and recipe...

If David beats JC he may have one... But just one!!! Seems like the thingies consist of 90% sugar :o

And I don't think he has to bite his nails thinking of Rafa if the court really is rather fast...

Eugenia
09-14-2005, 04:54 PM
Vamos David!!! :clap2:

rachelzszs
09-15-2005, 01:36 AM
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/14_1539942_1.jpg
another photo----when he was training :p :p :p :p

rachelzszs
09-15-2005, 01:40 AM
Really sorry, it was a little bit large :rolleyes: ;) ;) ;) ;)

sigmagirl91
09-15-2005, 01:50 AM
That's OK, Rachel.

rachelzszs
09-15-2005, 05:57 AM
Crys did not come yesterday?

novanora
09-15-2005, 07:41 AM
I just spare one hour to be on the internet when he hasn't any match today!

I couldn't be online yesterday night coz I was watching Tojo's match (love Tojo, he is too nice in this tourney, and play sooooo well :hug:) against Jarkko Nieminen and it's really late when the match finished.

David played much better than 1st round!!!! especially his forehand! But play against JC Ferrero tomorrow, he MUST avoid his errors to the least!! I also watched JC's match against Tursonov, and JC played not bad. Any way, I will CHEER LOUDLY tomorrow night for David!!!!! :woohoo: My Coria fan friends will also cheer for him with me, and there will be two big Argentina flags during the match (actually one is for Coria originallly but whatever, while 5 Spanish flags there, it should have more Argentina cheering flags. )

David looks much happier yesterday!! And he hit 6 winning balls with his autography after winning! I am lucky enough to get one of them!!! :bounce:

VAMOS, DAVEEEED!!!!!!!!! :banana:

novanora
09-15-2005, 07:50 AM
Why the Swiss flag Crys?
I like most of Swiss players, and also love the country :p I do meet a Swiss player Ivo Heuberger in this tourney, and talked sth with him about Switzerland DC next week.

novanora
09-15-2005, 07:54 AM
Pics of yesterday's match, hope it's not too late for you all

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914200409naer1.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914200419naer2.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914200450naer3.jpg

novanora
09-15-2005, 07:55 AM
http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914200457naer4.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914200503naer5.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914200515naer6.jpg

novanora
09-15-2005, 07:58 AM
Interview pics after yesterday's match:

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914192454P1010681.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914192459P1010682.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914192505P1010685.jpg

novanora
09-15-2005, 07:59 AM
http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914192511P1010686.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914192523P1010687.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914192532P1010688.jpg

novanora
09-15-2005, 08:01 AM
http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914192539P1010689.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914192545P1010690.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050914192554P1010691.jpg

novanora
09-15-2005, 08:11 AM
Interview:

- Please say sth about your forthcoming match against JC Ferrero in next round?
- Ferrero? I watched his match today, and he played very well. But I think I have 50% chance to beat him.

- Please comment on your performance today?
- I feel better and better day by day. I haven't get the breaking chance in 1st set, but everything goes really well after 5-4.

- Does your confidence improve after beating Hewitt on grass?
- That was the match before almost 3 months yet. It's not convenient to comment on it here, but it's always good to beat him.

- How can you adjust your status in a short period of time?
- Everyone has his own way. For me, I will play 100% of myself, and try to treat every shot at my best, that's just my way.

- Please say sth about the Davis Cup which you will play with Coria.
- We are hunting for the Davis Cup very mch. Guillermo and i has been prepared to play our best for it. We will give our best performance there.

bibi_s
09-15-2005, 08:50 AM
Thank you for the pictures, Crys and for keeping us up to date with all that’s happening around David in China!!!

rachelzszs
09-15-2005, 09:34 AM
Thank you ! Crys~ I am waiting for so long!
Finally you come....

rachelzszs
09-15-2005, 09:51 AM
Anyhow, Crys ,take care....! Vamos!
I heard that the weather in Beijing is not so good....

justClaudia
09-15-2005, 10:44 AM
Thanks Crys, for taking your time to keep us posted :hug:

sigmagirl91
09-15-2005, 11:48 AM
Thanks, Crys.

jazz_girl
09-15-2005, 12:06 PM
Thank you so much for everything Crys!!! :hug:

Here's a quote I found in a newspaper:

"Cada día me siento mejor. En este partido jugué mejor que en el primero y espero continuar así"
"Each day I feel better. In this match I played better than in the first one and I hope I can go on like this"

"Vi el partido. Ferrero jugó muy bien. Con él va a ser diferente, más parejo, y creo que los dos tenemos las mismas chances de ganar"
2I saw the match. Ferrero played very well. It's gonna be different with him, more even, and I think both of us have the same chances to win"

rachelzszs
09-15-2005, 02:53 PM
Yeah, it almosst the same...........
I still believe Nalbo could win over JC

rachelzszs
09-15-2005, 03:11 PM
Well , let's cheer loudly for him...........woo.............

Kyla
09-15-2005, 05:33 PM
Then go take your 50% chance, David ;)

:bounce: VAMOS :bounce:

Hope it won't :rain: tomorrow!

Have fun, Crys! And a million thanx for the pix :)

sigmagirl91
09-16-2005, 12:46 AM
Go David!!!

rachelzszs
09-16-2005, 04:34 AM
Actually ,it has beening raining for some time.... :rolleyes: :o
God , stop the rain , please............ :worship: :worship:
Today's schedule is so strange , it seems that some player will play twice... :eek: :eek: :eek:

rachelzszs
09-16-2005, 04:48 AM
YES....rain ......over.......
David ~~~~~~Vamos~

sigmagirl91
09-16-2005, 12:40 PM
Whatever....David lost in three sets.

Kyla
09-16-2005, 12:49 PM
:sad: He lost his QF 2-6 6-3 3-6 :sobbing:

Carlos and David on the same day that's too much for poor little me...

gooner88
09-16-2005, 12:51 PM
Nalbo :sad:
Bratislava is calling Nalbo; now deliver for Argentina.

Kyla
09-16-2005, 12:54 PM
Yeah! Beat "Sexy Beast 2" and go on to DC final!!! I'll keep my flag as it is for the occasion ;)

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 12:57 PM
Yay!!! Now everyone can go to Bratislava on friday :banana: Now, Guillermo has to make an effort and lose as well :lol:

rachelzszs
09-16-2005, 01:00 PM
So bad, I never thought he will lost to JC............
When I go back home , here comes the bad news~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nalbo , are you ready for DC?

rachelzszs
09-16-2005, 01:03 PM
Yay!!! Now everyone can go to Bratislava on friday :banana: Now, Guillermo has to make an effort and lose as well :lol:
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
God.......

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 01:11 PM
:lol: You can't get too upset everytime he loses, because in the last two years he just won 1 tournament! :lol:

gooner88
09-16-2005, 01:13 PM
:lol: You can't get too upset everytime he loses, because in the last two years he just won 1 tournament! :lol:

Make that 1 tourney win in the last 3 years. ;)

crazy_nanine
09-16-2005, 01:14 PM
well hard luck...and good luck for DC

:lol: You can't get too upset everytime he loses, because in the last two years he just won 1 tournament! :lol:

Jazz :yeah:

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 01:15 PM
You're right! Even worse!!! If we get upset, every single time he loses, we would all be terribly depressed!!!

rachelzszs
09-16-2005, 01:17 PM
O, yes, Now I am not that sad......
JUst a litttle bit regret...
you know, it is really hard to accpet his loss to JC....

gooner88
09-16-2005, 01:19 PM
That's the nature of the tour; you can't always win.
I wanted him to win to get as many points as possible, but he still has alot of tourneys left this year.

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 01:20 PM
The next tournament will be Tokyo, I think. But he needs to gain a lot in the next two TMS left. It will still be very difficult to make it to the Masters.

rachelzszs
09-16-2005, 01:21 PM
Anyhow, I am waiting for Crys ' photos... :worship: :worship:
And after a while ,I will post some photos taken by my friend in Beijing.

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 01:24 PM
I don't think Crys will be too happy to see David losing to JC live :mad: :lol: :hug:

gooner88
09-16-2005, 01:24 PM
The next tournament will be Tokyo, I think. But he needs to gain a lot in the next two TMS left. It will still be very difficult to make it to the Masters.

Making Shanghai is still a long shot in my opinion. He'll probably have to win 1/2 ISG tourneys or a TMS or just get really consistent results like lots of QF/SF.
I want him to get as many ranking points as possible to get a good seeding for the Aussie Open.

crazy_nanine
09-16-2005, 01:24 PM
I've always thought it's nice to cheer for David as he makes matches exciting till the last minute...I don't know, but I think it's boring cheering for someone like Federer if you know that every tournament he gets in he wins it....so what?!! :lol:

rachelzszs
09-16-2005, 01:27 PM
The next tournament will be Tokyo, I think. But he needs to gain a lot in the next two TMS left. It will still be very difficult to make it to the Masters.
Absolutely! the reason why I value China Open a lot is that if he could win the final, then he could gain 35 points( :confused: ). He have to gain a lot of points to the Masters.
Now I guess Davis Cup means much more to him :p :p The hero of Argentina :p

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 01:28 PM
I've always thought it's nice to cheer for David as he makes matches exciting till the last minute...I don't know, but I think it's boring cheering for someone like Federer if you know that every tournament he gets in he wins it....so what?!! :lol:
I agree...

rachelzszs
09-16-2005, 01:32 PM
I don't think Crys will be too happy to see David losing to JC live :mad: :lol: :hug:
YES,ABSOLUTELY :( :(
Guess she feels bad right now..... :hug: :hug:
Guess she feels disappointed right now..... :sad: :sad:
I didn't watch this match, I have no idea what happened to Nalbo :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

rachelzszs
09-16-2005, 01:35 PM
I've always thought it's nice to cheer for David as he makes matches exciting till the last minute...I don't know, but I think it's boring cheering for someone like Federer if you know that every tournament he gets in he wins it....so what?!! :lol:
I agree :D

rachelzszs
09-16-2005, 02:27 PM
Just now , I read a piece of news that one female fan there cried for him after he lost to JC,and David really appreciate what his fans done and he want to go to china again the next year.

novanora
09-16-2005, 03:31 PM
I don't think Crys will be too happy to see David losing to JC live :mad: :lol: :hug:
I am not happy at all!!! :fiery: :fiery: You can't blame coz how can I accept my fav player lost to the one who i dislike the most in front of my eyes in that way???????? :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

He had really good chance to break JC Ferrero at the beginning of the final set!!! but totally blow away 3 BREAK POINTS!!! And his returning really disappointed me today, coz JC's serving isn't that strong, but David returning is not good as before, doesn't work well. His forehand made many errors. He really COULD win this match!!!! :fiery: :fiery:

I think I will stay one more day to watch Tojo's match against Coria, then back to Shanghai. David :smash:

gooner88
09-16-2005, 03:34 PM
Thanks for telling us what happened Nova.
Enjoy the rest of the tennis in Beijing. :)

novanora
09-16-2005, 03:38 PM
Today's pics of trainning session in the afternoon:

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050916132747zt20050915111.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050916132808zt20050915112.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050916132825zt20050915113.jpg

novanora
09-16-2005, 03:40 PM
http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050916132841zt20050915114.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050916132857zt20050915115.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050916132912zt20050915116.jpg

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 03:42 PM
Sorry Crys :hug:

novanora
09-16-2005, 03:43 PM
During the match against mosquito Ferrero :rolleyes:

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050916/Img226977983.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050916/Img226977976.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050916/Img226977957.jpg

novanora
09-16-2005, 03:48 PM
http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050916/Img226977981.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050916/Img226977979.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050916/Img226977960.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050916/Img226977954.jpg

novanora
09-16-2005, 03:51 PM
Interview after loss:

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050916204922P1010888.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050916204931P1010898.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050916204940P1010904.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050916204948P1010908.jpg

novanora
09-16-2005, 03:54 PM
He said in the interview that he will leave Beijing tomorrow morning, and go the Europe to prepare the DAVIS CUP

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 03:54 PM
What did he say in the press conference?

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 03:55 PM
He said in the interview that he will leave Beijing tomorrow morning, and go the Europe to prepare the DAVIS CUP
Thanks :)

novanora
09-16-2005, 03:56 PM
Sorry Crys :hug:
I am ok....... :rolleyes:

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 03:57 PM
Nadal will win tomorrow for sure, don't worry :hug:

gooner88
09-16-2005, 04:00 PM
Thanks a million for the pics Nova. :hug:
He looks sooooooooo sad in the press conference. Better luck next time Nalbo.

novanora
09-16-2005, 04:08 PM
other interview pics, he also said Ferrero played very well today, but he himself also missed many good chance, and he partly lost to himself :mad:

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050916/Img226978133.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050916/Img226978130.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20050916/Img226978124.jpg

Nadal will win tomorrow for sure, don't worry :hug:
I watched Nadal's match against Justin Gimelstob today, he isn't in good state as well. I hope Tojo or Coria can win this tourney.

jazz_girl
09-16-2005, 04:10 PM
Is he playing badly or is he injured or something?

Yanina
09-16-2005, 04:21 PM
Poor David... Perhaps The davis cup is the main point for him now... But if he goes on like this, he won't get to the master cup...



Vamos Daviddddddddddddddddd!!!!


Yani*

rachelzszs
09-16-2005, 05:43 PM
First thing, Crys, don't be so sad. May be he's really whole-heartedly preparedfor Davis cup ;) JUst let us think this way,that's it .... :hug:

Second, I have seen you on the TV waving the flag during the 2nd set :p :p :p

Third, I personally think that both the two players played a good level. I missed the 1st set, so I have no idea what happened during the 1st set. In the 2nd set, I think David played very well ,his tricky backhand is really something. :eek: 2aces were enough good, and at that time , I even thought he could win the match somehow ;) if he went on play like that. Then the 3rd set, I think David was not that exciting , at least not so much as JC, While JC played with power ,with determination :eek: ---he really wanted to win this match , which I did not see from David somehow.David really felt pressure after he was broke during the crucial game( the fifth game? :rolleyes: ), he's some kind of nervous. His DFand UE also helped JC with JC's win. Actually ,I think David really could win the match , but he finally lost the match . :sad: :wavey:

Wooo............the 1st time I write so much......... :clap2: :bolt: :woohoo:

rachelzszs
09-16-2005, 05:53 PM
Another photos of today's training!
:worship:
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/16_1549319_4.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/16_1549365_1.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/16_1549388_2.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/16_1549388_5.jpg
http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-09/16_1549365_2.jpg

PS:A LOT OF FANS THERE SAID THAT DAVID WAS NOT SO FRIENDLY TO FANS :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :eek:

Kyla
09-16-2005, 07:11 PM
Thanx so much for all the pix!!!!

Now I can't see him on the telly tomorrow, I need all the stills I can get ;) It's still 23 days until Vienna after all... *Kyla still having severe withdrawal symptoms*

gooner88
09-16-2005, 09:30 PM
Hate to bring it up, but on the ATP site it said that Nalbo only took 1 of 8 Break Point opportunities. He didin't take his chances and JCF did, hence the result.

jazz_girl
09-17-2005, 12:42 AM
1 of 8??? :rolleyes: I can see why Crys was so mad...

novanora
09-17-2005, 12:15 PM
Is he playing badly or is he injured or something?
No, Nadal isn't injured, played just so so. But Justin Gimelstob played very well. His serving & volley made a lot of trouble to Nadal. I just think if a player want to beat Nadal, he should play more aggresive and attacking, serving & volley is a good way, coz Nadal is too good and determinated at the base line. Justin really have good chance to beat Nadal if his foot is ok (his left ankle seems injured during the match).

I also watched Coria's match against Tojo today!!!! :bounce: that was a GREAT AND UNBELIEVABLE match!!!!! Guillermo saved 4 MPs totally, and won the whole match!! (really sorry for Tojo :sad: ) Both of the two were playing so well. Either one of them was better than JC Ferrero or Nadal. So, the winner of this semi final is deserving the title of China Open!! That's Guillermo!!! :woohoo: I watched both his and Nadal's match, and I believe he can beat Nadal this time!!!! Unforenately, i can't watch the final coz i have to back Shanghai tomorrow night....hope my Coria fan friends can cheer loudly for him. He just left me really good impression this time :p

jazz_girl
09-17-2005, 12:17 PM
That's great!!! After ToJo's comments about Coria, I was really looking forward Guillermo kicking his ass! :lol: I hope he can win the final :yeah:
Thanks for the reports :hug:

novanora
09-17-2005, 12:18 PM
1 of 8??? :rolleyes: I can see why Crys was so mad...
That's true!!! :mad: that's why i said he really could win this match if he could grab any BP at 2nd game of the final set!!! :fiery: :fiery:
David :smash:

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050917093339faye05917na&ju1.jpg

http://img.sports.tom.com/img/assets/200509/050917093420faye05917na&ju5.jpg

jazz_girl
09-17-2005, 12:19 PM
the 8 opportunities were in the 3rd set???? :retard:

novanora
09-17-2005, 12:24 PM
the 8 opportunities were in the 3rd set???? :retard:
no......half of them are in the 1st set, but the rest 4 are in ONE game of the final set :rolleyes:

jazz_girl
09-17-2005, 12:27 PM
Well, that sounds like him :lol:

Kyla
09-17-2005, 12:31 PM
*sigh* And to think that all that happened while I was yelling at a scoreboard that refused to move most of the time... :o

novanora
09-17-2005, 12:36 PM
The interview after loss:

- You were not playing that aggressive as before, why? You have many chance of breaking at the final set, but missed all, is that causing your loss today?
- There are too many things happened in this year. Yes, i have many chances in this match, but unforenately i didn't catch them. And this is an exciting match, both of us were playing well. :rolleyes:

- You have many fans here, what do you want to say to them? Will you also play this tourney next year?
- It's still too early to say playing next year, i am not sure yet, but i want to come here again. For my fans, i want to say thanks for your supporting, hope i can see you all here again next year.

- You have entered the final 8 of three Grand Slam this year. What's the goal and plan of next season?
- I still haven't any plan of next year. I always play well in Grand Slam, and now I hope i can also concentrate more on smaller tourneys.

-What will you do after loss?
- I will leave early next morning, so i can't do anything else.

- You played many good shots in this match. Do you think you lost to yourself or Ferrero?
- Ferrero played very well in this match, he broke me early. And I have many chances to break him first in the final set, but the luck wasn't good enough. I partly lost to myself, hope i can play better next time.

novanora
09-17-2005, 12:40 PM
Another pic, he visited the Great Wall with Ferrero and Moya together:

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/s/2005-09-16/1126805095_iUa4Ex.jpg

jazz_girl
09-17-2005, 12:41 PM
It seemed he was honest though. I hope he can start playing better in the smaller tournaments, because there's where he needs to gain points.

Kyla
09-17-2005, 12:50 PM
I just googled this:

http://english.people.com.cn/200509/16/eng20050916_208896.html

And I think there's one or two pix of that Great Wall excursion over in the Carlos Moyà picture thread that haven't been posted here already but I'm not sure :)

novanora
09-17-2005, 12:54 PM
It seemed he was honest though. I hope he can start playing better in the smaller tournaments, because there's where he needs to gain points.
I still haven't lose all the hope for his TMC two months later!!! :fiery: :fiery: So i am glad to hear he said that (finally he thinks he needs the points from small tourneys......:o )
But i think his first goal now is surely the Davis Cup.

Kyla
09-17-2005, 12:54 PM
It seemed he was honest though. I hope he can start playing better in the smaller tournaments, because there's where he needs to gain points.

Yes definitely!!! :rolleyes:

BTW I printed out his points breakdown and realized that he had 4 first round losses and I was at ALL of them!!!!! Now is this my bad luck or am I a jinx :unsure:??? But then again he didn't lose his first round matches in Munich and Wimbledon and I was there too :lol:

novanora
09-17-2005, 12:57 PM
I just googled this:

http://english.people.com.cn/200509/16/eng20050916_208896.html

And I think there's one or two pix of that Great Wall excursion over in the Carlos Moyà picture thread that haven't been posted here already but I'm not sure :)
Yah, that's it!! And also Thomas & Jonus went with them too. Nadal seems preparing the match that day, so he didn't come.

novanora
09-17-2005, 12:59 PM
Yes definitely!!! :rolleyes:

BTW I printed out his points breakdown and realized that he had 4 first round losses and I was at ALL of them!!!!! Now is this my bad luck or am I a jinx :unsure:??? But then again he didn't lose his first round matches in Munich and Wimbledon and I was there too :lol:
The jinx feeling bumped up too when I saw he lost to JC Ferrero in front of my eyes. :rolleyes:

Kyla
09-17-2005, 01:02 PM
:hug: I can guess how bad that must have felt... I was there when he lost to Stepanek in Rotterdam :eek: :eek: :eek: But I must admit I ran off after the second set... (To watch Feli López ... who lost too!!!!)

rachelzszs
09-17-2005, 02:03 PM
YES ,I agree with you ,Crys
Coria really played very well today ~ unbelievable !
I have to say I almost change my mind~
Somehow I still think his serve should stay at today's level ,or he would have a tough match against Nadal.
I suppose both of them have 60% chance to win the final.

rachelzszs
09-17-2005, 02:04 PM
:worship: YES ,I agree with you ,Crys
Coria really played very well today ~ unbelievable !
I have to say I almost change my mind~
Somehow I still think his serve should stay at today's level ,or he would have a tough match against Nadal.
I suppose both of them have 50% chance to win the final.

jazz_girl
09-17-2005, 02:12 PM
The news over here are saying that Coria is in doubt for tomorrow's final cause he injured his leg, and everyone is freaking out because of the DC

rachelzszs
09-17-2005, 02:25 PM
The news over here are saying that Coria is in doubt for tomorrow's final cause he injured his leg, and everyone is freaking out because of the DC
:eek: :eek: How is his leg? I did not notice that he had ever injured his leg... :eek:

jazz_girl
09-17-2005, 02:28 PM
Olé, a very important Argentine sports newspaper is saying it :confused:
www.ole.clarin.com

rachelzszs
09-17-2005, 02:58 PM
http://static.flickr.com/31/43998414_8d5fa104de.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/29/43984876_1337b6e1b3.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/32/43984743_eb9fced009.jpg http://static.flickr.com/33/43984788_99ca144656.jpg

rachelzszs
09-17-2005, 03:01 PM
Olé, a very important Argentine sports newspaper is saying it :confused:
www.ole.clarin.com
A really sad news :eek:
Good luck to Coria :sad:

jazz_girl
09-17-2005, 03:03 PM
I'm watching the match right now, and he's playing in the second set, just when Johansson broke him at 3-3, so Coria was 3-4 and so far I haven't seen anything bad at all :confused: According to Olé, it was very noticeable...

rachelzszs
09-17-2005, 03:21 PM
Yes,I think it is some kind of strange.......

Yanina
09-17-2005, 03:32 PM
Oh OH!! I didn't know anything about Coria... Let's see what they say during the day and tomorrow... I hope he won't be injured...

Yani*

jazz_girl
09-17-2005, 03:35 PM
They just finished showing parts of Coria's match, and he did seem worried about his leg and he kept on seeing at his box...I hope it was just a cramp or something like that, nothing serious...

Yanina
09-17-2005, 03:53 PM
:rolleyes:
I hope so...

:wavey: Yani*

Kyla
09-17-2005, 05:39 PM
The news over here are saying that Coria is in doubt for tomorrow's final cause he injured his leg, and everyone is freaking out because of the DC

ARGH! Not that I care about tomorrow's final for Coria but we need him for DC! Coz Gaudio on a fast surface :scared:...

jazz_girl
09-17-2005, 05:41 PM
ARGH! Not that I care about tomorrow's final for Coria but we need him for DC! Coz Gaudio on a fast surface :scared:...
It depends on how fast the surface is, because in a normal hardcourt surface Gastón is not bad at all...

sigmagirl91
09-17-2005, 05:43 PM
ARGH! Not that I care about tomorrow's final for Coria but we need him for DC! Coz Gaudio on a fast surface :scared:...

Gaston on a fast surface...... :eek:

Kyla
09-17-2005, 05:44 PM
It depends on how fast the surface is, because in a normal hardcourt surface Gastón is not bad at all...

I know...

But I'm sure they'll roll out that super-fast carpet again :scared: - worked against Spain :sad: ...

rachelzszs
09-18-2005, 02:49 PM
Coria lost the final.
I am really sorry...
He seemed to be so sad.........