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~ Time to do it better than QF - Basel Thread ~

10-21-2005, 05:15 PM
Entry List

OUT Federer, Roger SUI 1
2 Nadal, Rafael ESP 2
3 Coria, Guillermo ARG 8
4 Nalbandian, David ARG 9
5 Stepanek, Radek CZE 16
6 Gonzalez, Fernando CHI 18
7 Hrbaty, Dominik SVK 19
8 Ferrero, Juan Carlos ESP 23
9 Novak, Jiri CZE 26
10 Henman, Tim GBR 28
11 Berdych, Tomas CZE 38
12 Haas, Tommy GER 40
13 Volandri, Filippo ITA 41
14 Acasuso, Jose ARG 43
15 Massu, Nicolas CHI 48
16 Chela, Juan Ignacio ARG 53
17 Srichaphan, Paradorn THA 55
18 Rochus, Christophe BEL 57
19 Wawrinka, Stanislas SUI 59
20 Zib, Tomas CZE 60
21 Martin, Alberto ESP 62
OUT Horna, Luis PER 63
23 Calleri, Agustin ARG 65
24 (SE)
25 (SE)
26 (WC) Murray, Andrew GBR
27 (WC) Lammer, Michael SUI
28 (WC)
29 (Q)
30 (Q)
31 (Q)
32 (Q)

Nadal could be out to then our teddy bear will be the 4th seed :yeah:

10-21-2005, 05:19 PM
I want Ljubicic out of Basel..:unsure:

10-21-2005, 05:19 PM
VAMOS FERNANDO! Get some good wins here.. ;)

10-21-2005, 05:20 PM
I want Ljubicic out of Basel..:unsure:

Lol! Me too! :fiery: I'm sick of that dude, that's for sure... :(

10-21-2005, 05:28 PM
I want Ljubicic out of Basel..:unsure:
Ivan is in Lyon ... But for sure he will not play there either ;)

10-21-2005, 06:49 PM
That's great :D
Good Luck Fernando x100000 Then! :D
I would like to see him in finals .. :p

10-21-2005, 07:17 PM
That's great :D
Good Luck Fernando x100000 Then! :D
I would like to see him in finals .. :p

Me too!

A Fernando-Nico final! (Don't forget about our Nico Alonso! lol!)

10-21-2005, 07:21 PM
Me too!

A Fernando-Nico final! (Don't forget about our Nico Alonso! lol!)
Sorry but I don't see Nico in the final :sad:

I only hope that the boys don't meet in early rounds :scared:

10-21-2005, 08:18 PM
Vamos, Fena, en Basel!!!

[yes, I remember when Ivan upset Rogi in Basel a couple of years ago... now Rogi is truly cursed in his home tourney: he's lost 2x, to Enqvist in 00, to Henman his nemesis in 01, in 02 Nalby his nemesis beat him when Fena beat Juanqui in the SFs, then he lost to Ivan, and in 04 05 he's not playing... ]

10-21-2005, 08:19 PM
Don't worry about Ivan, how about Nalby and Rafa?

10-21-2005, 08:44 PM
If Feña plays well I don't care the other players ;)

10-21-2005, 09:21 PM
I think Feña has the game to beat Nalbo!, Coria (I'm not worried about) and Stepanek, Hrbaty etc...
He's playing very good.. If you see his loses.. Only Ivan defeated him.. and Ivan is the best player indoors nowadays.. ;)
I'm happy for Feña!!

10-21-2005, 10:25 PM
Good luck Feña in Basel :bounce: :bounce:

10-21-2005, 10:32 PM
I really didnt understand what about with Feña. Only our Fer know how can someone feel playing with a mounter. I think, after Madrid, he knows how to win. He find the rute to win: cold blood and serenity. He is an excelent tennis player and he has hungry to wint, he decided that. (and obiously he is the most sexi tennis player ;) jeje )

Then, He has all that he need to win on Basel. And He will win Basel.

I feel that "Bombardero" climb to the TOP TEN.


10-21-2005, 11:35 PM
Feña can beat everyone and can lose with everyone, almost always depends of him and his head ;)

10-22-2005, 05:13 AM
Who said Ivan will play here as well? :rolleyes: He even may withdraw playing in Lyon.You know,I'm very happy becoz Feña :smooch: is the only one I support the most in this tourney. :aplot: Won't have headache this time. :bigclap:
In this list,imo Nadal,Nalbandian,Hrbaty are his main competitors,you know,even Nadal tells people he has a knee injury, :shrug: he still run so well. :armed: Feña should especially be careful of this guy. :cool: Best of luck to him! :rocker2:

10-22-2005, 08:57 AM
Feña can beat everyone and can lose with everyone, almost always depends of him and his head ;)

Yes, and that's why he isn't in the top 10 at the moment. The mental is important, even if I think he made a lot of progress with his mental.

10-22-2005, 11:53 AM
Yes, and that's why he isn't in the top 10 at the moment. The mental is important, even if I think he made a lot of progress with his mental.
He progress but still isn't enough ... Feña still lose his head when he feels angry on the court :(

10-22-2005, 11:55 AM
Vamos Fena, You can win Basle! If he plays the same way he did with Coria in the second set, for sure he is unbeatable.

10-22-2005, 04:02 PM
He progress but still isn't enough ... Feña still lose his head when he feels angry on the court :(

Like in Vienna :lol: I remember that I saw him LIVE in Roland-Garros, I think it was in 2004 when he faced Mayer. Fernando became crazy and lost his match, because of his hot temper !! Nobody at the end of the match wanted to ask him something lol - I remember that I asked some friends to come with me to see the match cause they didn't know him, I said "don't worry, he doesn't behave like that in each match lol, he's a nice guy :)"

10-23-2005, 05:37 AM
Good Luck to Fernando in Basel! :hatoff: He's got to get past the quaterfinals this time! I am relieved Ivan isn't playing there too-Fena is playing well but Ivan seems to be on fire right now. Why does Fena always have to face the players who are best on that particular court type???? (Roger at Wimbeldon and now Ivan) Anyway, Basel is a new begining-and no Roger or Ivan-and Fena has beat Nalby and Coria this year so he knows he can do that again if he has to. I hope Fernando keeps playing well and goes far!

10-23-2005, 10:16 AM
Why does Fena always have to face the players who are best on that particular court type???? (Roger at Wimbeldon and now Ivan)

Exactly my thoughts Sparko and I especially don’t get why has he to face them always so early :sad: why can't it be in the final for a change? Have to admit that I'm still not over Wimbledon as I'm convinced that with the way he played there he could have made it to the final or at least to the semis if he had been in the other half of the draw. It seems so unfair......

Best of luck in Basel, Fernando :kiss:

10-23-2005, 07:40 PM
VAMOS FEÑA!!! :rocker2:

10-23-2005, 10:36 PM
Yes, let's hope for a good draw in Basel. Poor Fena had to come up vs. Rogi several times this year, esp in Wimby where he played quite well, I believe [like Juanqui].

I just watched the end of his match vs. Juanqui at RG03 QF where he lost that heartbreaker of a 5-setter but what really made me emotional was watching Fena and Juanqui hug each other so warmly at the net -- Fena whispered sth in Juanqui's ear and Juanqui buried his head in Fena's shoulder -- it was SO touching and real! I love those guys!!!! If I had a wish, I w wish for a Slam for Fena. ;)

10-23-2005, 11:18 PM
Our boy never has a good draw :sad:

Now is time for something different :)

10-24-2005, 12:24 PM
1st round: Feña vs Adreas Seppi

The draw doesn't look bad at all: http://www.davidoffswissindoors.ch/out/tef05.htm

10-24-2005, 12:43 PM
Very nice easy draw for Fernando!!!


And maybe they'll be a rematch with Coria...lol!!!!!!!!

10-24-2005, 12:44 PM
Here's the full draw:

Guillermo Coria (1) vs Alberto Martin
Kristof Vliegen vs Stanislas Wawrinka
Agustin Calleri vs Razvan Sabau
Juan Ignacio Chela vs Dominik Hrbaty (5)
Fernando Gonzalez (4)vs Andreas Seppi
Tomas Zib vs Michael Berrer
Tomas Berdych vs George Bastl
Andy Murray vs Tim Henman (7)
Tommy Haas (8) vs Alexander Waske
Marcos Baghdatis vs Alan Mackin
Jose Acasuso vs Nicolas Massu
Filippo Volandri vs Juan Carlos Ferrero (3)
Jiri Novak (7) vs Michael Lammer
Paradorn Srichaphan vs Christophe Rochus
Wesley Moodie vs Florian Mayer
Ivo Karlovic vs David Nalbandian (2)

10-24-2005, 01:03 PM
Thanks for posting the draw Nico Fan :)
The first real test will be Tim Henman, then, maybe a remake of the match with Coria lol

10-24-2005, 03:35 PM
Fernando is playing tomorrow (Tuesday) - first up on center court...buena suerte FERNANDO!

Center Court

12.00 Uhr
Fernando Gonzalez - Andreas Seppi

followed by
P. Srichaphan - Christophe Rochus

followed by
Tommy Haas - Aleksander Waske

followed by
Christophe Vliegen - Stanislas Wawrinka

19.45 Uhr
Filippo Volandri - Juan Carlos Ferrero

followed by
Berdych/Novak - Rosset/Wawrinka

Court 2

12.00 Uhr

Tomas Zib - Michael Berrer

followed by
Lopez Moron/Sabau - Hrbaty/Levinsky

followed by
Acasuso/Coria - Nalbandian/Prieto

followed by
Marcos Baghdatis - Alan Mackin

followed by
Wesley Moodie - Florian Mayera

10-24-2005, 07:39 PM
Good Luck Feña !!!!!

rematch with Coria! it would be a really interesting and fun match to watch! but I have to be honest ... I don't want to see a match between these two players again! :lol: but if they have to face in semis Feña will win of course !!!!
But first let's just focus in 1st round ... BEAT SEPPI!!!

VAMOS FEÑA!!!! :rocker2:

10-24-2005, 07:44 PM
His draw looks quite good for a change - must be the first time for this year :p

Hope he can keep up his great performance and go really really far this week.

¡Vamos Fernando! :bigclap:

10-24-2005, 08:49 PM
Good Luck Feñita!!
I hope that you have a great week

*Viva Chile*
10-24-2005, 10:47 PM

Finally an easy draw!!!!!!!!!! :bigclap:
Now you might to take advantage of this!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

10-24-2005, 11:47 PM
Vamos Feña!!! :bounce:

10-25-2005, 12:50 AM
Buena Suerta Fernando!!! :hatoff: VAMOS!!!

10-25-2005, 03:18 AM

10-25-2005, 11:56 AM
Feña d. Seppi 7-6 6-3 :woohoo:

Next victim: Berrer :angel:

10-25-2005, 12:27 PM
:banana: Way to go Fernando!!! :banana: Keep the wins coming!

10-25-2005, 12:30 PM
Congrats Fernando. Good luck for the next round !

10-25-2005, 02:56 PM
I knew it would be a slam dunk!!

Yeay for FERNANDO!!!

10-25-2005, 03:32 PM
VAMOS, OSITO!!! Keep going!!!!!

10-25-2005, 05:22 PM

Congrats Fernando, keep it up!!! :bounce:

10-25-2005, 06:58 PM
good job Feña
Come on!!

10-25-2005, 07:14 PM
Good luck tomorrow in the doubles Fernando (with Calleri). It's the second time, they play together. Any problems with Nico ? I hope they'll play together in Paris.

10-25-2005, 07:32 PM
Congrats Teddy Bear!!!! :woohoo:


10-25-2005, 07:38 PM
I just love this cuddly Teddy Bear!!

VAMOS, OSITO y Agustin! [what is he??? a young Argie Paul McCartney?? ];)

10-25-2005, 10:02 PM
congrats you hot and cute little teddy bear :) (Halloween is coming up)

10-25-2005, 10:35 PM
Brilliant match Fernando. That the way to do it. You can win Basle. Vamos Fena.

10-25-2005, 11:34 PM
Vamos Feña y Agustin!!! :bounce:

10-26-2005, 06:56 PM
Gonzalez and Calleri won 7-6 6-4 !!!! wohooooohoooo

10-26-2005, 07:19 PM


I really want Fena to win BASEL this year!!! VAMOS!!!

10-26-2005, 07:20 PM
congrats you hot and cute little teddy bear :) (Halloween is coming up)

Aww... so cute, like Fena! But he's a bit pale... his tan must be fading. He is a little devil, isn't he?! :devil:

10-26-2005, 08:31 PM
Gonzalez and Calleri won 7-6 6-4 !!!! wohooooohoooo

Congrats Chicos :banana:

10-26-2005, 08:43 PM
Fernando plays tomorrow the 3rd match on court 2 vs. Berrer (play starts at 1 pm on that court with a doubles first and then Calleri vs. Hrbaty)

Good luck Fernando!!! :kiss: Beat him in straight sets please

¡VAMOS! :bigclap:

10-26-2005, 08:54 PM
Congrats to Fena and Calleri!

And Buena Suerte to Fena tomorrow!!! :hatoff: 2 sets would be nice!!! :rocker: VAMOS!!!

(Oh, love the devil teddy bear Frenchguru!)

10-26-2005, 09:20 PM
Its so cute the :devil: teddy bear.

10-26-2005, 10:13 PM
:woohoo: Feña and Agustin :woohoo:

now beat Berrer in two sets!!! :yeah:

VAMOS TEDDY BEAR !!!! :rocker2:


:hearts: that Teddy Bear is so cute! just like our Teddy Bear! :hearts:

10-27-2005, 02:45 AM
Well done Feña and Agustin!!! :yeah:

Vamos Feña, you must win in 2 sets tomorrow! ;)

10-27-2005, 11:42 AM
Vamos y buena suerte Fena :)

10-27-2005, 04:29 PM
:woohoo: Fena won 6-4,7-5!!!! :woohoo:

Nice win Fernando!!! Keep it up!!! :banana:

10-27-2005, 05:16 PM
Congrats Fernando :) Who's next ? I haven't checked the draw lately

10-27-2005, 05:49 PM
Great win, congrats Fernando!!! :banana:

His third QF in a row :worship:

He plays the winner of Murray vs. Berdych next (the match is at 8pm tonight).

I so hope the thread title will come true and he’ll win tomorrow.

¡Vamos Fernando! :bigclap:

10-27-2005, 06:41 PM
WOW, Osito! You did it!!! I hope that this is a sign... Coria, Ferrero, Calleri all out...


Do I ever want the Teddy Bear to keep going until he is holding up the trophy that Rogi wants so badly!!

10-27-2005, 08:25 PM
Well done Feñita!!! :bounce:

Now good luck against Murray! :angel:

10-27-2005, 08:40 PM
Gonzo has to play against Murray tomorrow

difficult player but we now our Teddy Bear ca beat him !!!!! :yeah:
like the title of this thread is time to do it better than QF Gonzo !!!! :rocker2:

VAMOS !!!!!

10-27-2005, 10:19 PM
Gonzo did so well today. Murray is more difficult but Fena can do it. Vamos Fena

10-27-2005, 11:21 PM
I will send muchos :hug: abrazos :hug: y :kiss: besos :kiss: to our osito!

Buena Suerte! :wavey: :)


10-28-2005, 12:18 AM
Vamos Don Osito!


10-28-2005, 02:09 AM
Vamos Don Osito!

Lovely Osito :hearts:

10-28-2005, 02:45 AM
I'm so happy
Come On FEÑITA!!!

10-28-2005, 03:07 AM
I belive we are going osito crazy :p don't you think!?


10-28-2005, 03:08 AM
Vamos Don Osito!


lovely and just in time for dress up!

10-28-2005, 07:54 AM
Cute pic :) It's Zorro !!!

10-28-2005, 11:04 AM
Good luck Gonzo

10-28-2005, 04:13 PM
Good Luck against Murray today Fernando!!! :hatoff: You can do it!

10-28-2005, 04:43 PM
vamos Fena :bounce:

10-28-2005, 05:37 PM
Best of luck, Fernando :kiss: You can beat Murray!

¡Vamos! :bigclap:

10-28-2005, 06:38 PM
now in foxsport tv

10-28-2005, 06:39 PM
Thanks Alexito. Lucky you are !! In France, it's on Eurosport 2, and I don't have that channel :( Have a good match !!

10-28-2005, 07:10 PM
So lucky Alexito...
here I'm follow Feña by Internet only...
6-4 for Feña
Vamos BOMBARDERO!!!!!!

10-28-2005, 07:16 PM
In 15 minutes I can watch the match differed I think but I'll watch Feña that it was matters

10-28-2005, 07:21 PM
Better than us, we NEVER get these tournaments like Basel or Rotterdam, Barcelona or Bangkok... nada!


Finish off St. Andy in straights!!!!

10-28-2005, 07:54 PM
What a nutty match Fena-St. Andy: 64 36 now 30... VAMOS, OSITO!!! Finish him and make the SF!!!

10-28-2005, 08:01 PM
YAY, OUR OSITO WON!!!!! He beat St. Andy 64 36 61!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done, Fena, into the SF now!!!!!!!!

10-28-2005, 08:02 PM
Great match for Feña!!!
6-4 3-6 6-1 Congrats Feña!!!
Come on Bombardero =)

10-28-2005, 08:02 PM
Fernando won 6/1 the 3rd set. Congrats :yeah:
Nice evening for me, cause Thomas got his WC for the qualif draw in Paris, so I'm going to watch him tomorrow, so happy :banana:

10-28-2005, 08:07 PM
wooooohooooo, his serving % was pretty low at 43% but he made 15 aces!!! vamos GONZO!!! go to the final!!!

10-28-2005, 08:08 PM
by the way GONZO is in the top 4 videos of the week at atptennis.com. This is the link: http://www.atptennis.com/en/mercedesbenz/ VOTE FOR GONZO!!

10-28-2005, 08:10 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: congrats gonzo - wanna see you in the final ;)

10-28-2005, 08:12 PM
Yippee!! He did better now he is in the semis. Onwards to the final Mano de piedra!! He really played so well in the last set. Vamos Fena, you can win the tournament.!!

10-28-2005, 08:36 PM
:crazy: Awesome Fernando!!! That last set was so decisive!!! Keep it up for the semi tomorrow. He'll play Hrbaty who he's only played once in 2004 and won that one 6-4 6-4. I'm so happy!!! He's been getting into quaters which is good of course but its really great he's made the semi here! :rocker:

10-28-2005, 09:16 PM
Feña played a great match.. so bad he couldn't take one of thoes 9 bps in the second..
Well done Feña! :yeah:

10-28-2005, 09:41 PM
I am so happy for our osito!!!! :D he gets closer to the end. CONGRATS OSITO!! good luck on your next match

10-28-2005, 10:43 PM
:woohoo: WOOHOO!!!!! :woohoo:

I'm sooooooo happy !!!! :banana:
Teddy Bear made it to the semis !!!! :banana:
I watched the match on tv :D It was so cool when Feña hit 4 aces in a row :) he is playin great! :worship: let's hope he will get into the final :D
Fergie - it seems that you gave luck to Gonzo writing that thread title :yeah:

now vamos to the final !!!!! :rocker2:

VAMOS !!!!!

10-29-2005, 12:37 AM
Well done Feña :woohoo:

Now I want to see you in the final :)

10-29-2005, 01:32 AM
GonzoFan, I wish I had seen this match!!

So proud of our Osito!

Vamos, Fena, you must keep going!!!

10-29-2005, 06:13 AM
For those who live in Europe and have Eurosport, they'll show the replay (or summary) of the match against Murray, today at 13.00 (until 14.00) :)
But they won't show the semies in live, but at 19.45 (French time)

Vamos today Fernando !!

10-29-2005, 01:54 PM
So happy for Fernando :yippee: after two quarter finals now the semis for him :worship:

Best of luck, Fernando!!! :kiss:

Beat him and make it to the final – you can do it!!!

¡Vamos! :bigclap:

10-29-2005, 02:15 PM
GONZO or Hrbaty will have to compete with Marcos Baghdatis for the finals. VAMOS GONZO!! Si se puede!!

10-29-2005, 02:30 PM
Fernando is on the way of the final victory with Nalbandian out :)

10-29-2005, 03:08 PM
GONZO WON!!! 6-0 6-3!!!! what a kill!!!! VAMOS GONZO WIN THE TITLE ALREADY!! He is defintely playing very well! maybe even the finals in doubles.. u never know!

10-29-2005, 03:08 PM
Fernando won his match and will play tomorrow the final :banana:

Now, win Fernando :bounce:

10-29-2005, 03:09 PM
He finished the match with an ace... can't be better than that!! You are defintely my idol GONZO!

10-29-2005, 03:09 PM
Well done Feña. I am so happy that it's not Nalbandian who's waiting for him in the final. There's no way I'm underestimating Baghdatis but I'm definitely happy that Feña will avoid the Argentine. Good luck to Fernando tomorrow. :)

10-29-2005, 03:25 PM
Wow in the final :worship: So happy for him! :banana:

Congrats Fernando!!!

Best of luck for tomorrow :kiss: Win that title!!!

Tu puedes! ¡Vamos! :bigclap:

10-29-2005, 03:27 PM
:banana: WOO WHOO Nando!!! :banana:

Awesome win Fernando!!! And I agree with you poeples. Shouldn't underestimate Bagdatis but I'm glad its him Fernando will be playing and not David!

Good Luck in the final tomorrow Fernando!!! :hatoff: You can do it again! :D

10-29-2005, 03:51 PM
Best of luck for tomorroow Feñaaa!! the title is waiting for you and Shangai too !!

10-29-2005, 03:56 PM
Fernando is doing so well!!!!! I am so happy I can jump up and run, hop, do crazy stuff!!! CONGRATS :) Hopefully you will win!

10-29-2005, 04:05 PM
Wow Fena! Wtg!

Vamos Feńa
10-29-2005, 04:28 PM
This result is stunning! :D
Congratz Fernando! Good luck tommorow, it's time to win 3rd title! :banana:

10-29-2005, 05:59 PM
GREAT FEÑA!!! :rocker2: You made me feel better today
Now take the title :yeah:

10-29-2005, 06:25 PM
Fernando is also qualified for the final in the doubles :)
Vamos tomorrow !!
Hope he won't be too tired in Paris !!!
I've just noticed a funny thing, each time, I have attended to a tournament this year, Fernando was in final the tournament before.
I've been to Monte-Carlo, he was in final in the doubles final in Valencia, in Roland-Garros, final in the WTC, in Kitzbuehl, final in Amersfoort, and now Paris-Bercy, final in Basel. Funny thing :lol: I hope I'll be able to see him in Paris, cause it seems complicated at the moment for me !!!

10-29-2005, 06:45 PM
Amazing match Feña!!! :yeah: ... And now his chances for Shangai are alive again :D

Now take the title Osito :kiss:

10-29-2005, 06:51 PM
Amazing match Feña!!! :yeah: ... And now his chances for Shangai are alive again :D

Now take the title Osito :kiss:

He will be the favourite !! With his good shape, he can win, and for once, he doesn't have his black beasts on his way !!! So, now, that you are in final Fernando, please win !!!!

10-29-2005, 06:58 PM
Fabulous Fena played fantastic. He is undobtedly the most exciting player on the tour bar a certain ninetee year old. Excuse me if I say he played orgasmically. Truly he did. Wow!! you are the greatest!! Btw when Fernando wins tomorrow, he wold have won titles on three different surface this year, like Rafa, Federer and Roddick! Vamos y buena suerte manana!! El Bombardero really blew up Hrbaty!! Gracias Fena you made me happy after a bad day at the office :worship: :) :)

10-29-2005, 07:15 PM
Gonzo and Calleri defeated the Bryans 6-4 2-6 6-2 and are now in the doubles final against Huss and Moodie. Go Gonzo/Calleri!

10-29-2005, 07:21 PM
:clap2: :woohoo:




10-29-2005, 07:38 PM
Yippee! now Fernando is in two finals. Buena suerte with the doubles Fena. Vamos Fena y Agustin.

10-29-2005, 07:57 PM
Gonzo has been playing brilliantly lately! After Murray took a set off him in the Quarters, he got annoyed and just started to hit aces! And then in the Semi's, he destroyed Hrbaty. 6-0 6-3....wow!! That is amazing! To bagel a player ranked 22 in the world in the last four, Gonzo's dropshots were amazing!

Wishing him all the best for the final of the tournament, where I hope he can pick up the trophy!

10-29-2005, 09:59 PM
WOW!!!! :woohoo:

I can't be more happy !!!! :banana:
Teddy Bear is in both finals !!!! :eek:
I watched the match on tv and Gonzo is just playing incredible !!!! Hrbaty didn't know what to do (too bad for Hrbaty that his service didn't work well today) Gonzo was too good today !!! :yeah:
and like Maime said Gonzo's dropshots were amazing! :worship:
now take the title !!!!!! :D

VAMOS GONZO !!!!! :rocker2:

10-29-2005, 11:00 PM
I'm so happy.. Well Done Feña!! :eek: Calleri/Gonzalez d (1)Bryan/Bryan 64 26 62 :eek: :eek: :woohoo:

10-30-2005, 12:58 AM
Well, our Fena sure is doing better than QF, isn't he?

VAMOS, FENA!!!! A ganar Basilea! Vamos!

Tambien el dobles con Agustin!

I want Osito to win the singles; if he and Agustin can also win the doubles, it will be icing on the very delicious cake!

If only I could see his matches this week...


10-30-2005, 03:22 PM
Fena, que pasa? How can you be broken at 4-3 in the 3rd?? Now Baggy is up 5-4 and if he breaks you again he will have won BASEL, his very first final??? Not a clever thing...

VAMOS, just hold!!!!

10-30-2005, 03:33 PM
OK, Fena now leads: 67 63 75... one more set to go, Fena [why does THIS tourney final have to be best of 5 and the others best of 3? cos it's worth more]!

VAMOS, FENA!!!!!!!!!!!!

10-30-2005, 04:05 PM
Congratulations Feña!! :woohoo:

Aleksa's Laydee
10-30-2005, 04:07 PM
I watched it on the tele and so happy that he won :D:D:D

10-30-2005, 04:08 PM
FELICITACIONES, OSITO!!! Su tercer titulo en 2005!!!! VAMOS!

Hey, Fena won a title on outdoor h/c Auckland, clay Amersfoort and indoor carpet Basel!!! WOW!!!!

I'm so happy for him!

Now he has to win his doubles w Calleri. Hope Agustin can help him out here.

10-30-2005, 04:09 PM
HE WON!!!! wohoooooooo!! I can see Shanghai in the horizon!! You are a fighter GONZO!! Lets celebrate!!

10-30-2005, 04:22 PM
:woohoo: WHAT A MATCH FEÑA!!! :rocker2: You definitely are great!!
Good Luck in Paris!!! :rocker2:

10-30-2005, 04:36 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Yeah, I'm happy!!! Way to go Nando!!! You Rock!!! :rocker: And good luck to Fena and Calleri in the doubles final. Wouldn't that be something if he was a winner in both? Oh, and Fena won the Boodles Challange (exhibition) which is on grass so he really has won a final on all 4 types!

10-30-2005, 04:49 PM
Fenatastic(sorry I don't have a tilde or spanish keyboard) Fernando was fabulous!! He played with great determination and guts. Did you see his orgasmic shots? Wow!! All his shots were firing, the forehand, and especially the backhand down the line were really exhilirating to watch. I must admit Baghdatis played well and gave Fena a hard time, but there was no doubt that Gonzo will prevail. Isn't it fantastic, or shall I say, fenatastic that he has now joined the elite club and won three titles on three different surfaces. Now, I hope he is not too tired to win the doubles with Agustin. Vamos Fena!! Also buena suerte for next week. I hope back to back titles :worship: :) :worship: :bowdown: :dance: :haha:

10-30-2005, 05:03 PM
:worship: Great ! YESSS!!!! GREAT FEÑA!!


and now, go for the next !!

10-30-2005, 05:07 PM
Yes he is so cool. He just was calm in the whole match. Congrats to Fena, and to Marcos for playing well.

10-30-2005, 05:16 PM
GONZO !!!!!

he is amazing! fantastic! brilliant!THE BEST!!!!!!!!
:bowdown: :bigclap: :hug: :bounce: :D :clap2: :worship: :bigclap: :bowdown:

it was a really great match to watch! ;) both were amazing :yeah:
after the first set Gonzo's serve started to work really well, he hit like 18 aces :D

He is definitely in a GREAT moment of his career! and let's hope he will keep it up! Gonzo is playing fantastic! :worship:

I see Gonzo in the Top Ten! ;)

10-30-2005, 05:17 PM
Congrats Gonzo, take the doubles title as well!

10-30-2005, 05:19 PM
Yes he is so cool. He just was calm in the whole match. Congrats to Fena, and to Marcos for playing well.


I like that Gonzo is thinking and is more calm when he plays and he doesn't go crazy and make a lot of UE with his forehand ;)

10-30-2005, 05:22 PM
http://forum.ragezone.com/images/smilies/3dflagsdotcom_chile_2faws.gifhttp://forum.ragezone.com/images/smilies/3dflagsdotcom_chile_2faws.gifhttp://forum.ragezone.com/images/smilies/3dflagsdotcom_chile_2faws.gif Unbelievable.When Feña was broken at *4-3 in the third set,I even thought he would have lost. :bigcry: Thank god he broke again at 5-5* and didn't choke! :kiss: He deserves this title. http://yelims2.free.fr/Fete/Sant%E9%20!.gif He makes me post a reply again. http://yelims5.free.fr/Zik/Musique62.gif He rocks! http://yelims5.free.fr/Sport/Champion.gif

10-30-2005, 05:24 PM
:bigclap: Fena well done :woohoo:

10-30-2005, 05:50 PM

I love that smiley Radical ;) That's what our Teddy Bear is :yeah: HE IS A CHAMPION!

10-30-2005, 05:51 PM
Just went back from the Bercy stadium. I'm very happy for Fernando, great that he won. My friend checked with her mobile phone the results while we were waiting outside the players' entrance. We were very happy for him. I hope we'll see him tomorrow evening after his practrice (if he comes to practrice), cause he'll arrive maybe around 12.00 at his hotel. So, I really hope to see and congratulate him !!!

Now, I'm going to watch the final, I taped it this afternoon.

10-30-2005, 06:20 PM
Well done Feña :woohoo:

I'm so happy and proud of him ... Now good luck in Paris, you deserves be in Shangai! :yeah:

10-30-2005, 06:32 PM
Well done Feña - and :hug: to all his fans - you must all be thrilled tonight! It was a fantastic match - between two great competitors and played in a wonderful spirit. Well done Fernando - good luck in Paris - and kudos to Marcos - the qualifier who made it such a close and entertaining final.

10-30-2005, 06:33 PM
Excellent Feña!! Great match, you're the best thanks for so many joys =)
I'm so happy for you
Go to BOMBARDEAR France!!!

10-30-2005, 07:22 PM
In the doubles final, Fena and Agustin are up one set and 5-5 in the second. Too bad they got broken when serving for the match 5-4. Vamos Fernando y Agustin!

10-30-2005, 07:24 PM
Fena and Agustin broke again in the 11th game, now serving for the match again. Vamos Fernando y Agustin!!!

10-30-2005, 07:28 PM
:woohoo: The boys won the doubles final.. ;) :woohoo:
Calleri/Gonzalez d Huss/Moodie 7-5 7-5 ;)

10-30-2005, 07:31 PM
Yippee!!! they did it!!! Agustin and Fernando won the doubles.WoW !!! Fena won two titles today. Great day for him. Now Fena please win Paris and go to Shanghai!!

10-30-2005, 07:34 PM
Congrats Fernando :hug:
It was your week !!! Now, you can't miss Shanghai !!!! Go !!!!!!!! I hope to see you tomorrow !!!!!

10-30-2005, 07:37 PM
WOW!!!! WHAT AN AMAZING WEEK FOR GONZO !!!! he must be sooooo happy!!!! he deserves it! :bigclap: :bowdown: :bounce: :worship: :clap2:

:rocker2: :bowdown: CONGRATS GONZO FOR WINNING BOTH TITLES!!!! :bowdown: :rocker2:

now go to celebrate but not too much! remember you have to play in Paris ;)

10-30-2005, 07:38 PM
GONZO/Calleri defeated Huss/Moodie 7-5 7-5!!! VAMOS GONZO!! You are on a role!!

10-30-2005, 07:39 PM
Congrats Feña and my lovely Agustin :worship:

10-30-2005, 11:02 PM
Congrats Feña y Agustin, what a fantastic week!!! :woohoo:

10-30-2005, 11:50 PM
I have been so busy these past two days, and until now can I go on the computer.

CONGRATULATIONS OSITO!!!! :clap2: :bounce: you are the tough fighting teddy bear. you deserve this titlr with all the work you have put in this tournament.

10-31-2005, 12:25 AM
Davidoff Swiss Indoors
Basel, Switzerland

October 30, 2005
Gonzalez Wins 'Double' Crown in Basel :worship:

© WireImage/Cynthia Lum

Fernando Gonzalez claimed the rare ‘double’ crown as he won both the singles and team titles for the first time in his career at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors on Sunday.

In doing so, Gonzalez joined Roger Federer as the only players to have won the singles and doubles titles at the same tournament this year. Federer did the ‘double’ in Halle, defeating Marat Safin in the singles final and teaming up with Yves Allegro to defeat Safin and Joachim Johansson in the doubles final.

The Chilean started his day by earning his third ATP title of the season, ending qualifier Marcos Baghdatis' impressive run to the Basel final. Gonzalez defeated the Cypriot 6-7(8), 6-3, 7-5, 6-4, in a match that took 2 hours and 59 minutes to complete.

In the first set tie-break, Gonzalez failed to convert two set points, as Baghdatis held on to win the set after 63 minutes. The fourth seed got back on form in the best-of-five final to take the second set, but watched his lead evaporate in the third when Baghdatis fought back from a 2-4 deficit to take a 5-4 lead. With experience as his guide, the Chilean bounced back to win the last three games and clinch the set. One break of serve was enough for Gonzalez to seal the fourth set and the title.

By winning the final, Gonzalez moved up to 13th position in the INDESIT ATP 2005 Race, 56 points behind Nikolay Davydenko in the seventh position and just eight points behind Marat Safin in the eighth spot. He could earn a berth at Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai with another stellar performance in Masters Series Paris next week.

Gonzalez, who was making his fourth ATP final appearance this season, improved his record in Basel to 9-2 by winning his seventh career title. In 2005, he also won the finals in Auckland and Amersfoort.

Baghdatis, playing in his first career ATP final, was attempting to become the ninth first-time winner this year. The 20-year-old was not only the first qualifier to reach the Basel final but also the first player from Cyprus to reach an ATP final.

His previous best result this year was making the quarterfinals in Tokyo (l. to Ancic). He also reached the fourth round of the Australian Open, where he lost to World No. 1 Roger Federer.

Baghdatis' road to the final included upsets of eighth seed Tommy Haas in the second round and second seed Nalbandian in the quarterfinals. The Cypriot convincingly defeated Nalbandian, who had reached the Basel final the past three years, in straight sets on Saturday.


In the doubles event of the Davidoff Swiss Indoors, the Chilean teamed up with Argentine Agustin Calleri to defeat No. 4 seeds Stephen Huss and Wesley Moodie 7-5, 7-5 in 1 hour, 26 minutes. The duo, playing in only their second tournament together, reached the quarterfinals in Vienna in their other outing.

2005 Wimbledon champions Huss/Moodie, who have already secured a berth at the Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai, were playing in their second final as a team.


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Gonzalez: “I’m really happy. It’s my third title this year and my first indoor title. I’m playing good tennis and I have chances to go to Shanghai, this gives me a lot of confidence.”

“It was tough. The first set was really close, I lost 10-8 in the tie-break having had a few set points. After losing the first set I was really tired but I felt confident. At the end I was really nervous.”

On his chances on qualifying for the Tennis Masters Cup: “It will be tough, I have to win and the others have to lose. But I don’t’ like to think too much about it, I’m just trying to play my game and win some matches.”

On winning the doubles title in Basel: “Today I was playing really good with Agustin. It was a really good match and I’m very happy.”

On winning the ‘double’ in Basel: “It’s the first time I do this. I’m very happy, I played great tennis all week and today was the best day.”

Baghdatis: “I lost today but I feel great. I played a great week and I had some lovely emotions here.”

“I was tired, my leg got tired in the second set. I’ve played a lot of matches this week and I gave a lot in the first set. It was tough out there but I just fought, I just ran and tried to get all the balls back. That’s what I did and that’s why I’m proud, I don’t have any regrets.”

“I knew that my parents could watch me today, that makes me happy because they share my match with me. I didn’t share a lot of things with them because they are so far away. So I’m really happy that they could see my match today.”

“All professional players want to be No. 1 and to win a Grand Slam. That’s more like a dream to me. My goal is just to play tennis and have fun."

Calleri: “I feel good, Fernando is a very good partner. For me this title is a very good finish to the year. I’ll try to play more doubles with Fernando next year.” :yeah:


10-31-2005, 02:01 AM
I love that smiley Radical ;) That's what our Teddy Bear is :yeah: HE IS A CHAMPION!
Yep and he is double champions now! :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: OMG he and Calleri beats Wimbly champion,can you believe that! :eek::hearts::crazy:

10-31-2005, 04:28 AM
Yep and he is double champions now! :bigclap::bigclap::bigclap: OMG he and Calleri beats Wimbly champion,can you believe that! :eek::hearts::crazy:

Yes! it is amazing! :D and don't forget that Gonzo and Calleri beat the Bryan Brothers in the semifinals ;) Gonzo is definitely on fire!!!!!

10-31-2005, 11:05 AM
Gonzo has just moved to the top of my favourite plaers and number one player in my personal ranking. This is an idiosyncratic system I developed, purely subjective. It's based on how much pleasure I get by watching a particular tennis player play. Well done Gonzo. Yes, I hope he and Agustin will play more doubles next year. Can you imagine playing 2 superlative matches in one afternoon.

10-31-2005, 11:16 AM
Go Gonzo!!!!

10-31-2005, 04:02 PM
Yes! it is amazing! :D and don't forget that Gonzo and Calleri beat the Bryan Brothers in the semifinals ;) Gonzo is definitely on fire!!!!!

This teddy bear can win Wimby 06 doubles! :aplot:
But I am a bit surprised he and Calleri match to play doubles well. :eek: