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TMC opening ceremony pics

nobama
11-12-2005, 10:48 AM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2005-11-12/U1535P6T12D1876312F44DT20051112173729.jpg

More here:
http://sports.sina.com.cn/tennis/masters-cup/photo/21779/index.shtml

~EMiLiTA~
11-12-2005, 11:01 AM
thanks!

delsa
11-12-2005, 11:33 AM
They look like a gang of serial killers/bounty hunters or thieves just out of a Kill Bill movie or Ocean's Eleven or... something.

Thanks! :yeah:

DhammaTiger
11-12-2005, 11:38 AM
lovely picture, thanks for posting it. I hope all of them remain injury free.

sigmagirl91
11-12-2005, 11:48 AM
Nice outfits.

Horatio Caine
11-12-2005, 11:57 AM
Thanks mirkaland! :yeah:

Wow - Coria was actually smiling! :eek: Was he being asked what he was going to do with his fat appearance fee or something? :lol:

Ljubo is popular isn't he - not talking to anyone or being talked to! :haha:

...In one pic Rafa looks like a kid who has just been told by his parents that he is grounded for a month. :lol:

*Ljubica*
11-12-2005, 12:32 PM
Why is it I can't see any of the alternates? Where are Mariano Puerta, Fernando Gonzalez and (possibly) David Ferrer :sad:

Fergie
11-12-2005, 12:34 PM
Why is it I can't see any of the alternates? Where are Mariano Puerta, Fernando Gonzalez and (possibly) David Ferrer :sad:
Feña isn't there yet ;) ... I don't know about Mariano :confused:

*Ljubica*
11-12-2005, 12:40 PM
Feña isn't there yet ;) ... I don't know about Mariano :confused:


Mariano has been there since Wednesday :sad: As far as I can remember - in the past - the alternates were always in the photos - I certainly remember seeing Mark P. in Houston 2003.

mallorn
11-12-2005, 01:07 PM
OMG, Rogelio looks so Matrix in this one :lol: And Rafa’s finally happy about something :rolleyes: Coria looks like a little girl :D

http://img330.imageshack.us/img330/6480/xhg104111210128ps.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

There are some nice pictures from Getty, but I can't post the hyperlink for some reason :mad:

Horatio Caine
11-12-2005, 01:08 PM
Coria looks like a little girl :D

Well he behaves like one...and that is insulting to little girls :lol:

mallorn
11-12-2005, 01:14 PM
Well he behaves like one...and that is insulting to little girls :lol:
True ;)

Aphex
11-12-2005, 01:16 PM
Agassi better look out, maybe he won't become year end #1 baldy this year. :devil:

*Ljubica*
11-12-2005, 01:23 PM
Well he behaves like one...and that is insulting to little girls :lol:

"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to jez again" ;)

mallorn
11-12-2005, 01:37 PM
"You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to jez again" ;)
Oooh, thanks for reminding me, http://img451.imageshack.us/img451/166/iconduh4bg.gif (http://imageshack.us)

DhammaTiger
11-12-2005, 01:40 PM
I too find it peculiar that Mariano is not in any of the pictures. I remember last year there were pictues with Willy Canas, who was an alternate then.

Horatio Caine
11-12-2005, 02:07 PM
My goodness...3 of the 8 of them are bald! :tape: Wow! :eek:

Beware - the Balding Brigade! :lol:

Jennay
11-12-2005, 02:12 PM
Thank you! :yeah:

*Ljubica*
11-12-2005, 02:13 PM
I too find it peculiar that Mariano is not in any of the pictures. I remember last year there were pictues with Willy Canas, who was an alternate then.

Well according to a poster who was in Shanghai and talking to Mariano at the ceremony - they just didn't let the alternates take part. Seems stupid and unfair to me :sad: Some people might think it's the ATP's way of reducing embarrassment because of the drugs thing hanging over Mariano - but then that means that Ferrer and Gonzalez miss out totally unfairly :confused: And - yes - I now Gonzalez isn't there yet - but originally I'm sure I read that he wanted to leave Chile in time to be part of the Opening ceremony, so maybe he was told that he wouldn't be taking part and that's why he delayed his arrival.

star
11-12-2005, 02:20 PM
OMG, Rogelio looks so Matrix in this one :lol: And Rafa’s finally happy about something :rolleyes: Coria looks like a little girl :D

http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/338/flzn2v8lp.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

There are some nice pictures from Getty, but I can't post the hyperlink for some reason :mad:

I was struck by how enormously attractive (physically and personally) Nadal looks in that photo.

star
11-12-2005, 02:22 PM
Well according to a poster who was in Shanghai and talking to Mariano at the ceremony - they just didn't let the alternates take part. Seems stupid and unfair to me :sad: Some people might think it's the ATP's way of reducing embarrassment because of the drugs thing hanging over Mariano - but then that means that Ferrer and Gonzalez miss out totally unfairly :confused: And - yes - I now Gonzalez isn't there yet - but originally I'm sure I read that he wanted to leave Chile in time to be part of the Opening ceremony, so maybe he was told that he wouldn't be taking part and that's why he delayed his arrival.

It doesn't seem unfair to me to only honor those who made the cut. I think it's more like looking for something to be upset about.

But yes, it is an embarassment that someone who has a dirty test hanging over his head is there even in an alternate status. These matters should be sorted out more quickly.

Galaxystorm
11-12-2005, 02:29 PM
In my opinion it isn't unfair that only the 8 players who are gonna play the TMC appeared in the photos , because if no more player withdraws those alternates aren't gonna play a competition where they hadn't ranking enough to play in it , so i think is a logical decision .

charlie666
11-12-2005, 02:29 PM
http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/3936/u1535p6t12d1876339f44dt2005111.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
"Wish I was somewhere else..."

adee-gee
11-12-2005, 02:29 PM
I was struck by how enormously attractive (physically and personally) Nadal looks in that photo.
I was struck by the enormously large thing coming out of Nalbandian's face (his nose) :p

prima donna
11-12-2005, 02:32 PM
I'm looking forward to this event, it should be interesting.

enqvistfan
11-12-2005, 02:35 PM
Why is it I can't see any of the alternates? Where are Mariano Puerta, Fernando Gonzalez and (possibly) David Ferrer :sad:

Fernando is still in his plane :( :(
For Mariano, maybe it's a little bit more complicated with the stories around him !! I hope they didn't forbid him to attend to the ceremony :confused:

enqvistfan
11-12-2005, 02:36 PM
http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/3936/u1535p6t12d1876339f44dt2005111.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
"Wish I was somewhere else..."

Totally agree !! We come instead of you Raf if you want ???

Pea
11-12-2005, 02:42 PM
Why does Gaston always look out of place?:sad:

amierin
11-12-2005, 02:43 PM
The Getty Images pics are great. I don't know how to link to them but each player seems to have a group shot and a portrait (or two or three). Nice pics.

Horatio Caine
11-12-2005, 02:48 PM
http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/3936/u1535p6t12d1876339f44dt2005111.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
"Wish I was somewhere else..."

In his girlfriend's bedroom back in Spain :devil:

Horatio Caine
11-12-2005, 02:49 PM
...or maybe he is wondering where Moya is? :shrug:

lau
11-12-2005, 02:50 PM
Fernando is still in his plane :( :(
For Mariano, maybe it's a little bit more complicated with the stories around him !! I hope they didn't forbid him to attend to the ceremony :confused:
These last years (including Shanghai 2002) 9 players participated in the opening ceremony... IMO it`s pretty clear that someone though Mariano`s presence there would be very...uncomfortable.
Anyway, they (ATP) should have cleared his situation months ago, but that`s for another thread....
Another reason why this MC is becoming even more bizarre....

shotgun
11-12-2005, 02:51 PM
Puerta must be really frustrated. I mean, what's the point in travelling all the way to China as an alternate if you can't appear in the photos? Because this is what a TMC alternate is there for. :devil:

R.Federer
11-12-2005, 02:52 PM
I did not realize Ivan is so much taller than the others

enqvistfan
11-12-2005, 02:52 PM
The Getty Images pics are great. I don't know how to link to them but each player seems to have a group shot and a portrait (or two or three). Nice pics.

Here are some from Getty

lau
11-12-2005, 02:53 PM
I did not realize Ivan is so much taller than the others
Neither do I :D

prima donna
11-12-2005, 02:53 PM
Puerta must be really frustrated. I mean, what's the point in travelling all the way to China as an alternate if you can't appear in the photos? Because this is what a TMC alternate is there for. :devil:
:lol:

R.Federer
11-12-2005, 02:53 PM
And Gaudio's hairdo.... is like a style sometimes women do for cocktails!
I have never seen a man wear it like that!!!!

mallorn
11-12-2005, 02:55 PM
In his girlfriend's bedroom back in Spain :devil:
Alleged girlfriend! Apparently he denied that he has one again :rolleyes: :lol:

lau
11-12-2005, 02:55 PM
Puerta must be really frustrated. I mean, what's the point in travelling all the way to China as an alternate if you can't appear in the photos? Because this is what a TMC alternate is there for. :devil:
There are and there were more important things to solve and deal with in his tennis career than not being there for the photos...

RogiFan88
11-12-2005, 03:00 PM
Here are some from Getty

Nalby, Gaston and Rogi look the best. :angel:

enqvistfan
11-12-2005, 03:01 PM
The 8 now

*Viva Chile*
11-12-2005, 03:02 PM
Ljubo, Kolya and Andre looks like monks :lol:

enqvistfan
11-12-2005, 03:03 PM
Nalby, Gaston and Rogi look the best. :angel:

Can you imagine Feña dressed in black ?? :inlove: :lol:

amierin
11-12-2005, 03:06 PM
I love the outfits. All of them look good.

mallorn
11-12-2005, 03:13 PM
I love the outfits. All of them look good.
Hey, amierin, here's the photo from your avatar w/o the watermarks.

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/4598/rafaelmc28ax.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Horatio Caine
11-12-2005, 03:27 PM
Coria looks like Death :scared:

LMAO at Ljubo...he couldn't look more robot if he tried! :haha:

Bandy...looks like the Prince in Beauty and the Beast :tape:

sigmagirl91
11-12-2005, 03:28 PM
Well he behaves like one...and that is insulting to little girls :lol:

Consider yourself "repped". :worship:

Horatio Caine
11-12-2005, 03:28 PM
Alleged girlfriend! Apparently he denied that he has one again :rolleyes: :lol:

Maybe he is telling the truth :shrug:

...it could be his Mistress! :haha: :devil:

lau
11-12-2005, 03:29 PM
Bandy ...looks like the Prince in Beauty and the Beast :tape:
Nalby...? :confused:

sigmagirl91
11-12-2005, 03:30 PM
Maybe he is telling the truth :shrug:

...it could be his Mistress! :haha: :devil:

:eek: :eek:

sigmagirl91
11-12-2005, 03:30 PM
Nalby...? :confused:

Yes.

Carlita
11-12-2005, 03:37 PM
yeah the alternates should be there!!

*Ferrer is in Tarragona though...playing club tennis* ;)

amierin
11-12-2005, 03:41 PM
Hey, amierin, here's the photo from your avatar w/o the watermarks.

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/4598/rafaelmc28ax.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Hey, thanks a lot Mallorn!!! I knew someone would help me out with that. :)

nobama
11-12-2005, 03:42 PM
more

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/jsnash/56146034.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/jsnash/56146029.jpg

star
11-12-2005, 03:55 PM
I was struck by the enormously large thing coming out of Nalbandian's face (his nose) :p

:lol:

kiro
11-12-2005, 05:08 PM
OK, I went there and took some pics. Here are some from the ceremony:

http://www.jcfocus.com/talks/2005tmc01.htm

nobama
11-12-2005, 05:16 PM
I like Coria's white socks. They go so well with that outfit and those shoes. :lol:

lalaland
11-12-2005, 05:31 PM
OK, I went there and took some pics. Here are some from the ceremony:

http://www.jcfocus.com/talks/2005tmc01.htm

Thank you.
I love Nalbandian's one. He looks so relax and handsome.

ReturnWinner
11-12-2005, 06:04 PM
well your fav federer used to wear that style :rolleyes:
And Gaudio's hairdo.... is like a style sometimes women do for cocktails!
I have never seen a man wear it like that!!!!

madmanfool
11-12-2005, 06:24 PM
bunch of weirdos to me, three of them are bold and the other got long girly hair :p

just kidding, nice pics

Saumon
11-12-2005, 06:34 PM
bunch of weirdos to me, three of them are bold and the other got long girly hair :p

just kidding, nice pics
haha my thought exactly :lol:

R.Federer
11-12-2005, 06:46 PM
well your fav federer used to wear that style :rolleyes:
No, it is not the fact that Gaston has tied up his hair (so many players like Roge, leyton, guga, etc have done that), but the high ponytail style that Gaston has used! It is quite funny

napki
11-12-2005, 06:56 PM
No, it is not the fact that Gaston has tied up his hair (so many players like Roge, leyton, guga, etc have done that), but the high ponytail style that Gaston has used! It is quite funny You're right on point!

http://www.jcfocus.com/img/2005tmc/1112/111213.jpg :rolls: :haha:

amierin
11-12-2005, 07:00 PM
You're right on point!

http://www.jcfocus.com/img/2005tmc/1112/111213.jpg :rolls: :haha:

Is Gaston locking his hair? I've seen men both black and white with locks here in NYC wear their hair pulled back that high.

The female Chinese reporter is wearing a coat that looks like West African Kente cloth.

alfonsojose
11-12-2005, 07:21 PM
I wish Gaston cut that hair. He's so hot :drool:

Clara Bow
11-12-2005, 07:34 PM
I love this picture- it makes me laugh. It looks like Nadal let out a toot and the others are feeling the effects. :lol: I love Rafa's cheeky/happy smile and the various odd expressions of the others.

peripheral
11-12-2005, 08:08 PM
I love this picture- it makes me laugh. It looks like Nadal let out a toot and the others are feeling the effects. :lol: I love Rafa's cheeky/happy smile and the various odd expressions of the others.

I love your interpretation!! :haha: :rolls: :rolls:

lau
11-12-2005, 09:15 PM
:haha: Andre -----> :drool:

http://www.masters-cup.com/en/players/photogallery/photos/2005-11-12/f_pic-11-12-05-n04-g.jpg

madmanfool
11-12-2005, 09:51 PM
I love this picture- it makes me laugh. It looks like Nadal let out a toot and the others are feeling the effects. :lol: I love Rafa's cheeky/happy smile and the various odd expressions of the others.

lol you're killing me

:):):):):)

Lee
11-13-2005, 02:28 AM
The caption says Knowles and Nestor :rolleyes:

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2005-11-12/U1535P6T12D1876342F44DT20051112175726.jpg

Lee
11-13-2005, 02:30 AM
I love this picture- it makes me laugh. It looks like Nadal let out a toot and the others are feeling the effects. :lol: I love Rafa's cheeky/happy smile and the various odd expressions of the others.

:rolls:

uNIVERSE mAN
11-13-2005, 02:31 AM
Did you notice that 5 of the 8 are under 6 ft?

Jill
11-13-2005, 03:59 AM
I love Nalbandian's one. He looks so relax and handsome.


Always handsome, always sexy .... :kiss: :hearts:

alelysafina
11-13-2005, 05:52 AM
Nikolay looks so handsome :inlove:

Peta Pan
11-13-2005, 06:13 AM
I love this picture- it makes me laugh. It looks like Nadal let out a toot and the others are feeling the effects. :lol: I love Rafa's cheeky/happy smile and the various odd expressions of the others.
:haha: :haha: :haha:

I love it!!

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I think Ivan looks lovely in the photos :hearts:

rue
11-13-2005, 06:35 AM
I love this picture- it makes me laugh. It looks like Nadal let out a toot and the others are feeling the effects. :lol: I love Rafa's cheeky/happy smile and the various odd expressions of the others.



:haha: That is just too funny.