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Belgium vs USA: David vs Goliath - Scores

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 12:58 PM
There is no thread for this, is there? (just point me in the right direction otherwise)

Anyway: First match = Olivier Rochus vs James Blake.

Olivier just took the first set: 6-4 :bounce:

Allez, Oliver: continuez comme ça!

Labamba
09-23-2005, 01:07 PM
Rochus-Blake 6-4 *0-3

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 01:09 PM
Erm...it was fun while it lasted. James seemed to have found an higher gear. 0-3 in the second set :sad:

Allez, Rochus...you can do it, little man! FIGHT! :boxing:

seniorjunior
09-23-2005, 01:14 PM
Come on Olivier!!!

seniorjunior
09-23-2005, 01:21 PM
Any news??

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 01:25 PM
Olivier just broke back in the second set...oh, he IS fighting! :) Good man!

Second set:
Rochus - Blake: 3-4
Rochus to serve

Hold now, Ollie

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 01:33 PM
:woohoo:

Rochus just broke! :bounce:

Second set:
Belgium vs USA: 5-4
Rochus to serve

HOLD!

seniorjunior
09-23-2005, 01:34 PM
Wow,amazin´.5 games in a row!!

Scotso
09-23-2005, 01:37 PM
Rochus got broken :(

5-5

c'mon Ollie!

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 01:38 PM
:( Blake just broke back...5-5


Komaan, kereltje...vechten jongen! FIGHT, little man! :armed:

Edit: Rochus broke...6-5
Come on, Oliver...hold NOW

Scotso
09-23-2005, 01:40 PM
Ollie breaks again :woohoo: 6*-5

Scotso
09-23-2005, 01:44 PM
6-4 7-5.... allez! :bounce:

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 01:44 PM
Second set to Rochus: 7-5 :banana:

Scotso
09-23-2005, 01:54 PM
2-0* Ollie in the third :eek:

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 01:55 PM
Fantastic!

Keep on fighting, Ollie and don't let go of this match. :)

Scotso
09-23-2005, 01:58 PM
3*-0 :eek:

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 01:59 PM
Third set: 3-0 for Belgium :cool:

warmy
09-23-2005, 02:02 PM
Ok, now I’m confused. Which one is David and which one is Goliath, again?

adelaide
09-23-2005, 02:11 PM
match point Rochus :bounce:

Scotso
09-23-2005, 02:12 PM
6-4 7-5 6-1 :eek: :D

adelaide
09-23-2005, 02:12 PM
O. Rochus def. J. Blake 6-4 7-5 6-1

freesbee
09-23-2005, 02:49 PM
:woohoo: well done little guy! :yeah: dat zal ze leren :lol:

TheBoiledEgg
09-23-2005, 02:51 PM
great stuff Ollie :banana: :D

freesbee
09-23-2005, 02:51 PM
the match C.Rochus vs. Roddick has started! *0-1

Scotso
09-23-2005, 02:52 PM
Christophe had three break points in the first game :sad:

freesbee
09-23-2005, 02:57 PM
* 0-3 :sad: :awww:

Scotso
09-23-2005, 02:59 PM
Christophe has only one one point since he lost that third break point :o :(

freesbee
09-23-2005, 03:00 PM
remember andy, this is CLAY you're playing on :p

Scotso
09-23-2005, 03:01 PM
Finally Christophe wins some points :p

40-40

freesbee
09-23-2005, 03:05 PM
allez petit!!! :bounce: take the damn game!

Scotso
09-23-2005, 03:09 PM
0-4 :(

freesbee
09-23-2005, 03:09 PM
:awww:

bavaria100
09-23-2005, 03:10 PM
Wow, it looks as if the wasted bps in the opening game have already killed Rochus mentally. Roddick isn´t even getting 50% of his first serves in but still he´s holding comfortably.

freesbee
09-23-2005, 03:11 PM
*0-5 :o

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-23-2005, 03:12 PM
:speakles:

freesbee
09-23-2005, 03:17 PM
we have a game! :woohoo:

bavaria100
09-23-2005, 03:17 PM
:woohoo: Christoph has won a service game! 1-5. :woohoo:

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 03:17 PM
Ladies and gentlemen...he wins a game. :)
5-1

Allez, Christophe...on y croit
Fight! :boxing:

freesbee
09-23-2005, 03:20 PM
3 sps...
1-6.

oh well. nothing is lost yet. Andy just has to remember that it's clay and Christophe has to remember he likes playing on that.

bavaria100
09-23-2005, 03:21 PM
Roddick hits 41% of his first serves in and loses only 8 points.

Scotso
09-23-2005, 03:24 PM
Christophe can still win :scared:

freesbee
09-23-2005, 03:25 PM
and he got broken again...

bavaria100
09-23-2005, 03:26 PM
Christophe can still win :scared:


Yes, if Roddick breaks both of his legs multiple times and retires. That´s Chrisophe´s one and only chance.

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 03:28 PM
oh dear...Rochus needs a miracle...come on, man...at least go down fighting!

freesbee
09-23-2005, 03:29 PM
damn, I wish I could see it :sad:

alleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez :bounce:

bavaria100
09-23-2005, 03:31 PM
0-3 :rolleyes:

Christophe, it isn´t forbidden to hold serve once in a while. Let´s hope that he doesn´t get bagelled. :scared:

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 03:32 PM
damn, I wish I could see it :sad:

I just came home and turned on the tv so I'm looking at it right now and it's not looking good. Christophe really has no answer at all at the moment. His shots lack precision and power and he doesn't show a fighting spirit (= the belief that he can turn this around somehow and he's looking for ways to do so)

Scotso
09-23-2005, 03:34 PM
Ollie needs to pump him up... losing like this to Andy on clay is :tape:

freesbee
09-23-2005, 03:34 PM
I just came home and turned on the tv so I'm looking at it right now and it's not looking good. Christophe really has no answer at all at the moment. His shots lack precision and power and he doesn't show a fighting spirit (= the belief that he can turn this around somehow and he's looking for ways to do so)

you watching LaDeux? I wish sporza showed it, but they won't :fiery: and I don't have cable :sad:
that is just depressing... is roddick playing well or is he just average?

freesbee
09-23-2005, 03:37 PM
and he got another game! :woohoo:

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 03:39 PM
you watching LaDeux? I wish sporza showed it, but they won't :fiery: and I don't have cable :sad:
that is just depressing... is roddick playing well or is he just average?
Can you believe that Sporza isn't showing this?

Thank goodness for LaDeux - they were brilliant during the USO.

Is Roddick playing well? Hard to say because I just started watching. I think he's playing well but I don't know yet how well but at the same time, Rochus is not making it difficult for him.

The Americans in the crowd are making more noise than the Belgians at the moment. :sad: The Belgians need to stand behind our little man.

PaulieM
09-23-2005, 03:41 PM
poor christophe :hug: things really aren't going so hot for him

bavaria100
09-23-2005, 03:44 PM
The result isn´t surprising anyway. Christophe has been struggling for the past few weeks/months. Maybe it would have been better to pick Vliegen for this tie. :shrug:

bavaria100
09-23-2005, 03:44 PM
He has won another game! :bigclap:

Black Adam
09-23-2005, 04:01 PM
Go Andy :yeah:

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 04:19 PM
Well, Roddick is an intimidating opponent for Christophe, I think (my guess is that he went in this match with a losing mentality, thinking that he didn't have much of a chance to beat Andy)
But Rochus can do better than this: usually he's a bit better at drop shots or hiding his shots.

At least, he's fighting a bit more in the third set. Allez, Christophe!

PaulieM
09-23-2005, 04:20 PM
well christophe has won more games each set, i guess that's something positive to take away from this :unsure:

Winston's Human
09-23-2005, 04:21 PM
Is Christophe playing this set better or is Andy getting tight?

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 04:29 PM
Christophe was playing a bit better + Roddick made a couple of mistakes he didn't make in the previous sets.

Christophe said afterwards that he didn't have answer against the power of Roddick.

delsa
09-23-2005, 05:33 PM
Go Andy :yeah:
:ras: (the old French vs. Walloon rivalry...)

Black Adam
09-23-2005, 05:41 PM
:ras: (the old French vs. Walloon rivalry...)
l:lol Don't worry I have nothing against the Wallons;) I even Like Clijsters :)

delsa
09-23-2005, 05:49 PM
l:lol Don't worry I have nothing against the Wallons;) I even Like Clijsters :)
Clijsters is Flemish...It's exactly what i said. Here everyone is ok with the Flemish Belgians and are stupidly always against the Walloons because of old rivalries... This is outdated! Unite Francophones! Unite! :lol: ;) (i know i sound stupid but i'm too happy it's the week-end. Please excuse me...)
Glad to read you don't belong to this group.

freesbee
09-23-2005, 06:11 PM
I'm Flemish and I don't have anything against Wallons too :) I don't know why some Flemish people are so much against them :shrug: I'm fine with the situation as it is now... And I support the Wallons too, as you can see :yeah: (except Henin) (and unless they play a Flemish person :lol: :o )

@Castafiore: yep, they suck. But they are improving considerably, and I'm glad they are trying :) it was even worse last year. and the last commentator they brought along is sooooooooooooo bad I hate him!!lol (gert gommé ;) )
you are flemish right? where are you from? :)

delsa
09-23-2005, 06:35 PM
I'm Flemish and I don't have anything against Wallons too :) I don't know why some Flemish people are so much against them :shrug: I'm fine with the situation as it is now... And I support the Wallons too, as you can see :yeah: (except Henin) (and unless they play a Flemish person :lol: :o )

I was speaking of the Frenchies i know around me in Frenchieland. ;)

freesbee
09-23-2005, 06:39 PM
yeah I know ;) but there is also a big rivalry (ok even fight :lol: ) between Flemish people and Wallons... I didn't even know there was a rivalry between Frenchies and Wallons!! I just thought it was us Flemish beings :lol:

Scotso
09-23-2005, 06:41 PM
Looks like I'll be watching the first match on TV, but certainly not the second.

Castafiore
09-23-2005, 07:20 PM
@Castafiore: yep, they suck. But they are improving considerably, and I'm glad they are trying :) it was even worse last year. and the last commentator they brought along is sooooooooooooo bad I hate him!!lol (gert gommé ;) )
you are flemish right? where are you from? :)
Ja, ik ben Vlaams...Flemish.

I still don't understand why stupid Sporza didn't show the DC matches. They showed the Fed Cup matches.:shrug: They hardly ever show male tennis. :(
During the Wimbledon final, they preferred to show the second day in the Tour de France. Pfff...the second day of the TdF is usually boring anyway.

I adore Olivier Rochus (although I don't really like the way he and Martens handled the entire Malisse debacle but I have a bit of a soft spot for Xavier)

NyGeL
09-23-2005, 11:41 PM
GO BELGIUM!!!!

keqtqiadv
09-24-2005, 12:17 PM
A doubles win give Belguim an opportunity to win this tie. But I don't think Oliver can beat Andy... And Vliegen could replace Christophe as it was done against Serbia.

delsa
09-24-2005, 01:04 PM
yeah I know ;) but there is also a big rivalry (ok even fight :lol: ) between Flemish people and Wallons... I didn't even know there was a rivalry between Frenchies and Wallons!! I just thought it was us Flemish beings :lol:
Well, there is... :rolleyes: :devil: But it is disapearing slowly.
Oli can beat Andy on clay i think. But it will be hard. Anyway now it's only the doubles' time.
Allez la Belgique! :)
But even if the US win i won't be devastated or anything. I'd even be happy for Blake (and even Andy...don't like the game but the guy is nice). But may the best team win and i hope Belgium will be slightly better on that tie... ;)

JuanRodriguez
09-24-2005, 01:14 PM
And Vliegen could replace Christophe as it was done against Serbia.

I think that will be the case. Christophe is lacking heaps of self-confidence. After his semi-finals in Hamburg and in St. Poelten (16th of may) he managed to win only two matches out of twelve matches he played (against Michal Tabara & Alberto Martin).

... And Vliegen seems to push his level up when playing Davis Cup. So maybe he can surprise Blake? (He once beat Nalbandian at Clay in Barcelona)

Castafiore
09-24-2005, 01:25 PM
OK...the match has started and the first break comes from the Americans :(

1-3

delsa
09-24-2005, 02:38 PM
6-2 for Belgium in the 2nd set tie-break. :banana:

Castafiore
09-24-2005, 02:39 PM
:woohoo:

The second set goes to the Belgians (tie break)!
:yeah:

delsa
09-24-2005, 02:39 PM
BEL v USA 3-6/ 7-6(2)
Do you feel a little bit better now Castafiore? ;)

JuanRodriguez
09-24-2005, 02:45 PM
Yes! Go Kristof & Oli!!!! :D

Castafiore
09-24-2005, 02:45 PM
BEL v USA 3-6/ 7-6(2)
Do you feel a little bit better now Castafiore? ;)
A bit... :)

Edit: it's 0-5 in the fourth set :bigcry:

Golfnduck
09-24-2005, 03:00 PM
GO BRYANS GO!!!! :bigclap:

Castafiore
09-24-2005, 03:08 PM
Vliegen's level is going downhill fast :(

delsa
09-24-2005, 03:17 PM
Vliegen's level is going downhill fast :(
:confused: (can't see the match :rolleyes: ) What's he doing?
Hé! That's the Bryans they're playing. And althought it's on clay, it was bound to be a huge challenge. Weren't you the one who nicknamed the thread: David against Goliath... ;)
They took a set from them! :woohoo: :lol:

freesbee
09-24-2005, 03:19 PM
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah :eek:

allez gasten!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Castafiore
09-24-2005, 03:29 PM
Well, Delsa...

The Americans are just a class above our Belgians.

Vliegen has to play to the maximum of his ability to hold on and he managed to do so in the second set ...we see that he's capable of it but this takes a lot of energy of him.

On La Deux tv, they talked to Vliegen's former coach and he says that this is typical for Vliegen: he has his great moments but he follows them up with silly mistakes, using not enough power,...He's not consistent and he lacks a bit of maturity (said the former coach)

Komaan, Kristof...vliegt er nog eens goed in, jongen (stomme naamspelling maar ik kon mezelf niet helpen)

Ha, just as I'm typing this, the Belgians break....COME ON!

freesbee
09-24-2005, 03:44 PM
Komaan, Kristof...vliegt er nog eens goed in, jongen (stomme naamspelling maar ik kon mezelf niet helpen)

:lol: :p als het maar helpt ;)

freesbee
09-24-2005, 03:53 PM
*3-5, 4th set... it is not looking good;..

Grinder
09-24-2005, 04:09 PM
Yes, the Bryan's are awesome, not finish off the diminutive one Andy.

Castafiore
09-25-2005, 11:09 AM
Dammit....cycling on tv on Flemish and on Walloon tv. They're not showing the O. Rochus vs Roddick match.

First set 4-4

Allez, Olivier!

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2005, 11:10 AM
Come on Olivier!!!

bavaria100
09-25-2005, 11:23 AM
:bigclap: Let´s go Oli let´s go!!! :bigclap:

bavaria100
09-25-2005, 11:25 AM
Tiebreak! :scared:

Come on Oli, you can do it!

Castafiore
09-25-2005, 11:34 AM
He did it! First set to Olivier! :yeah:

Keep fighting, little man!

bavaria100
09-25-2005, 11:34 AM
:bigclap: Yay!!! Oli 7-6 (4)! Now keep it up! :bigclap:

Aleksa's Laydee
09-25-2005, 11:35 AM
:eek: :eek: :woohoo: yessss

linus
09-25-2005, 11:36 AM
good olivier :woohoo:

GoSandrine
09-25-2005, 11:38 AM
Andy :rolleyes:

:smash:

mickymouse
09-25-2005, 11:43 AM
Oliver is a smart player

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-25-2005, 11:44 AM
Go Oli! :bounce:

Black Adam
09-25-2005, 12:34 PM
Andy is now serving better and returning better:yeah:
Keep it up man :rocker:

GoSandrine
09-25-2005, 12:42 PM
Split tiebreaks

Go Andy :rocker2: Beat that little cockroach ;)

Grinder
09-25-2005, 01:01 PM
Nice job A-man, let's get this insurance break

Black Adam
09-25-2005, 01:10 PM
HE FUCKING BLEW A DOUBLE BREAK :mad:

oneandonlyhsn
09-25-2005, 01:11 PM
Split tiebreaks

Go Andy :rocker2: Beat that little cockroach ;)

Ollie and cockroach surely you meant Andy, Ollie is a teddybear :smooch: :hearts:

Dirk
09-25-2005, 02:15 PM
Ollie has a chance here 0-30 4-4 in the 4th set. :eek:

Castafiore
09-25-2005, 02:20 PM
Come on, Olivier! :bounce:

Bloodletting
09-25-2005, 02:22 PM
ROCUHS BREAKS!

Castafiore
09-25-2005, 02:22 PM
OMG...He breaks! :woohoo:

Well done, little man!
Hold now, please

Scotso
09-25-2005, 02:22 PM
:woohoo:

go Ollie!

Dirk
09-25-2005, 02:23 PM
Serve it out mate. :)

Aurora
09-25-2005, 02:27 PM
any updates?

Dirk
09-25-2005, 02:29 PM
Duece. Come on Ollie serve it out.

Dirk
09-25-2005, 02:29 PM
Another BP. :sad:

delsa
09-25-2005, 02:30 PM
BELGIQUE vs ETATS UNIS 7-6(4)/(4)6-7/(5)6-7/*5-4 *40-40 Rochus

delsa
09-25-2005, 02:31 PM
BP#3

Castafiore
09-25-2005, 02:31 PM
Come on, HOLD Ollie.

PS Belgium has a new world champion in cycling! Great! :worship: But could they now show this match, please! :mad:

delsa
09-25-2005, 02:32 PM
Adv Rochus, SP

Scotso
09-25-2005, 02:32 PM
deuce, bp, deuce, bp, deuce, bp, deuce :fiery: lol

omg set point #2!

delsa
09-25-2005, 02:33 PM
4th set Belgium 6-4

linus
09-25-2005, 02:33 PM
olivier made me nervous so so so :(

Castafiore
09-25-2005, 02:33 PM
:woohoo:

He holds!
:yeah:

*julie*
09-25-2005, 02:34 PM
:eek: Allez Rochus! Win the 5th now :worship:

Bloodletting
09-25-2005, 02:34 PM
yeah go Belgium!

Dirk
09-25-2005, 02:35 PM
OLLIE BABY!!!!!!! DIRKY COOKING BREAKFAST AND IT LOOKS LIKE I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE!!!!!!!!!!! :lick:

Aurora
09-25-2005, 02:35 PM
:woohoo:

and a Belgian world champion cycling :bigclap: :bigclap:

:ras: can't believe I'm stuck at work...

Scotso
09-25-2005, 02:35 PM
Ollie :bounce:

Dirk
09-25-2005, 02:35 PM
You taping this Lilly?

Aurora
09-25-2005, 02:36 PM
is someone watching? can you give some info on how it's looking?

linus
09-25-2005, 02:39 PM
olivier, you need to load right now

Castafiore
09-25-2005, 02:42 PM
is someone watching? can you give some info on how it's looking?
Well let's see what Belgian tv is offering us:
Flemish public tv:
VRT = motor sport
Sporza = cycling :woohoo: for Tom Boonen!
Walloon public tv:
RTBF1 = cycling
La Deux = tennis Belgium vs USA but in replay :ras: who wants to see set three when Rochus and Roddick are in the middle in set 5. :(

Ten_Isse_Fan
09-25-2005, 02:51 PM
Andy hit 31 aces :lol: On clay :lol: :rolleyes: Allez Olivier :D

Aurora
09-25-2005, 02:56 PM
Well let's see what Belgian tv is offering us:
Flemish public tv:
VRT = motor sport
Sporza = cycling :woohoo: for Tom Boonen!
Walloon public tv:
RTBF1 = cycling
La Deux = tennis Belgium vs USA but in replay :ras: who wants to see set three when Rochus and Roddick are in the middle in set 5. :(oh dear god, that's pathetic. but you gotta admit La Deux usually does a great job covering tennis, and if you wouldn't be on the internet, you would be watching the third set with terror "will he make it to a fifth" ;).

and no I'm not taping, vcr is broken.:ras:

Scotso
09-25-2005, 03:01 PM
fight Ollie!

Aurora
09-25-2005, 03:03 PM
:sad: c'mon little man!

Castafiore
09-25-2005, 03:06 PM
but you gotta admit La Deux usually does a great job covering tennis, and if you wouldn't be on the internet, you would be watching the third set with terror "will he make it to a fifth" ;).
Yes, La Deux is usually brilliant covering tennis and at least, they are showing the match in replay.
Flemish tv and tennis :ras:...Only when Clijsters or Henin are playing.


Edit: The end is near for Belgium and the DC campaign :sad: :sad: 2-5 in the fifth set.
Allez, Ollie...please, try to hold on!

bavaria100
09-25-2005, 03:12 PM
Take that 0-30 chance this time!

Aurora
09-25-2005, 03:13 PM
c'mon c'mon c'mon c'mon c'mon

victory1
09-25-2005, 03:14 PM
USA! USA! USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scotso
09-25-2005, 03:14 PM
Ollie :sad:

but a great fight.

Castafiore
09-25-2005, 03:14 PM
:awww: GSM USA :sad:

Aurora
09-25-2005, 03:15 PM
Take that 0-30 chance this time!that's one of my frustrations watching Andy's matches. he does it time and time again: quipping back from 0-30 with a few good serves and forehands.

c'mon Olli, get him!

Aurora
09-25-2005, 03:15 PM
aargh :sobbing:

keqtqiadv
09-25-2005, 08:07 PM
Gah, Oliver almost won. It would be intersting to see Blake deciding tie.