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Jessi
10-02-2003, 05:58 PM
Marat says he'll play here so lets wish him all the best!

GO, DAVAI, ALLEZ, VAMOS MARAT!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Shadow
10-02-2003, 06:17 PM
yay :yeah:
let`s cheer for our boy!!!

Gooooo Marat!!!!!!!! :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

Jessi
10-02-2003, 06:24 PM
He's low on confidence at the moment so lets hope he can win some matches here. Even winning one match will give him the boost he's looking for.

GO MARAT!!!!

Shadow
10-02-2003, 06:27 PM
that would definetly help him a lot. And he will fight for it, for sure!!!!

Davai Marat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jessi
10-02-2003, 06:35 PM
Marat reached the quarters here last year, didn't her? So he'll drop even more if he doesn't do well. :sad:

No doubt, Marat is probably feeling some pressure.. i just hope he doesn't push himself too hard.

Shadow
10-02-2003, 06:42 PM
yup and lost to Guga. oh well at least he wont have to defend many points in Madrid and St. Petersburg. But then he has so much to defend in Paris :sad:

But luckily here he won`t have such a pressure from the crowd and press, like in Moscow. So he will be less nervous.
Hope he doesn`t expect too much from himself. But as he said he just tries to get match practise and win some matches.
Go Marat :)

Jessi
10-02-2003, 06:48 PM
i don't even to think about Paris :sad:

maratski
10-02-2003, 07:42 PM
Davai Marat :bounce:

I'm not thinking about any rankings at the moment. Think of how much he can climb next year ;)

Shadow
10-02-2003, 07:59 PM
the good is that he doesn`t have to defend anything next year ;)

Jessi
10-02-2003, 08:08 PM
2004 will be Marat's year!

Shadow
10-02-2003, 08:12 PM
i believe that :)

Cris
10-02-2003, 08:21 PM
Go Marat!!! :bounce:
I'm sure 2004 will be better for him!!! :)

Jessi
10-02-2003, 10:13 PM
Anything will be better than this year!

Jessi
10-03-2003, 09:42 PM
Lyon draw is out and guess who Marat plays in the first round?????? SANTORO :eek: :eek:

Cris
10-03-2003, 09:47 PM
Ah... I can't believe... great challenge... I'm really tired to see Santoro beats Marat everytime...

Shadow
10-03-2003, 09:55 PM
Argh NO! This is really the baddest opponent he could get, right at this time.
be nice, Fabrice ;)

Shadow
10-03-2003, 09:58 PM
where did you found the draw, Jessi?

I did look at the Lyon website and found nothing.

Jessi
10-03-2003, 10:02 PM
Right now Marat needs breaks not challenges...

Even when he was playing great tennis Marat still couldn't beat Santoro so how is he supposed to just coming back from injury?

Looks like another first round loss for Maratski :sad:

Shadow
10-03-2003, 10:04 PM
Right!
Santoro is almost always driving Marat crazy!

Well we have to think positive, though. Marat will fight and try his best!
Davai Marat!!!!!!

Jessi
10-03-2003, 10:04 PM
someone posted it on world crossing

Jessi
10-03-2003, 10:06 PM
Here's Marat's section:

(7)Marat Safin (RUS) vs Fabrice Santoro (FRA)
(WC)Alex Corretja (ESP) vs Q
Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs (WC)Thierry Ascione (FRA)
(3)Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) vs David Sanchez (ESP)

Jessi
10-03-2003, 10:08 PM
His draw sucks! :(

Shadow
10-03-2003, 10:09 PM
damm

couldnt get more worse :(

Cris
10-03-2003, 10:15 PM
I'm trying to be optimistic. Hope he plays his best. Defeat Santoro would be good for his confidence.
Go Marat!!! :bounce:

Jessi
10-03-2003, 10:21 PM
Lilly, you're right. We have to be optimistic.

Lets hope Fabrice is in worse form than Marat.. hehe ;) :p

Davai Marat! :bounce:

Cris
10-03-2003, 10:27 PM
Hope Santoro has a really, really bad day :devil: :lol:

Shadow
10-03-2003, 10:31 PM
that would be good :devil: Great for his confidence, when he beats him even beeing in bad form, and with Marat it`s always all about confidence.

Go Go Go Marat!

Jessi
10-03-2003, 10:38 PM
I've already put a jinx on Santoro so Marat is sure to win now... :devil:

Shadow
10-03-2003, 10:44 PM
Great job Sis :devil:

;)

Cris
10-03-2003, 10:45 PM
:yeah: :devil:

Jessi
10-03-2003, 10:53 PM
My jinxing powers have been known to work in the past so lets hope they don't fail us now.. ;) :devil:

Shadow
10-03-2003, 10:58 PM
yeah hopefully :yeah:

Mine have only worked for one man, called Hewitt ;) :devil: :devil:

Jessi
10-03-2003, 11:02 PM
have you tried them on Roddick yet? :devil:

Shadow
10-03-2003, 11:04 PM
i have tried with him more than with anyone, but no success, DAMM IT!!!!!! :fiery:

You should really try with dickhead as yours work!!! ;)

Cris
10-04-2003, 12:38 AM
:devil: Hope it works soon ... :help:

Jessi
10-04-2003, 06:58 AM
i have tried with him more than with anyone, but no success, DAMM IT!!!!!! :fiery:

You should really try with dickhead as yours work!!! ;)


Oh, believe me i've tried... but alas dickhead is immune to my powers :fiery:

Shadow
10-04-2003, 11:56 AM
:fiery: damm it!

maratski
10-04-2003, 10:09 PM
We'll see what the outcome will be..

I've seen you jinx Fabrice Jessi ;)

Jessi
10-05-2003, 06:21 AM
in Sttugart? ;) My jinx worked perfectly that time :devil:

Jessi
10-05-2003, 06:23 AM
Marat is playing doubles with Andrei Olhovskiy.

maratski
10-05-2003, 02:03 PM
An experienced doubles player as far as I know. I think it means the wrist is really healed and he wants to practice his shots in doubles.

Davai Marat :bounce:

maratski
10-05-2003, 06:29 PM
Jessi I saw that he's playing doubles with Kiefer, not with Olkhovsky :confused:
I just checked the doubles draw on the official website.

Jessi
10-05-2003, 07:34 PM
the doubles draw on atptennis.com says he's playing with Olkhovski :confused:

Shadow
10-05-2003, 08:00 PM
:confused:

lol, we will see with whom he plays then ;)


is the schedule for tomorrow already out? i think he probably plays tuesday.

Jessi
10-05-2003, 08:06 PM
I haven't checked. I think he'll play doubles tomorrow and singles tuesday or wednesday

Jessi
10-05-2003, 08:08 PM
the official site is useless. I don't think they even have a scoreboard.

Shadow
10-05-2003, 08:30 PM
unfortunaly :(

i wish every tourney would have such a great site as Moscow has.

maratski
10-05-2003, 08:39 PM
there are qualifying matches scheduled tomorrow

maratski
10-05-2003, 08:41 PM
The site sucks, but I've only checked it when there was no play so I'll have to see tomorrow if it really sucks ;)

Cris
10-05-2003, 08:41 PM
ESPN Brasil will broadcast the tournament this year!!! Yay!!! :bounce: Hope to watch Marat playing.

Jessi
10-05-2003, 08:44 PM
Lilly, you so lucky! Hope Marat wins some matches so you can watch him play. Maybe you can give us a report.. ;)

Shadow
10-05-2003, 08:45 PM
good for you Lilly :)

eurosport will only show one match on friday, one match on saturday and the final .. pretty low :bigcry:

Jessi
10-05-2003, 08:48 PM
i don't have coverage of anything till Madrid :sobbing:

Shadow
10-05-2003, 08:51 PM
:hug:

maratski
10-05-2003, 08:52 PM
Eurosport doesn't start broadcasting till wednesday or thursday so Marat knows what to do then ;)

Jessi
10-05-2003, 08:54 PM
Thanks sis. I'm looking forward to Madrid.. it will be the first time i have tennis coverage since the USO :rolleyes:

Shadow
10-05-2003, 08:54 PM
Eurosport doesn't start broadcasting till wednesday or thursday so Marat knows what to do then ;)

actually not until friday :(
just checked the tv schedule from eurosport for next week...

KCVH
10-05-2003, 08:54 PM
Go Marat

Shadow
10-05-2003, 08:56 PM
hello KV :wavey:

ich bin Andrea (MaratFan4Life) von wtaworld ;)

maratski
10-05-2003, 08:57 PM
:sad:

Marat has to do miracles then for us to see him..

Cris
10-05-2003, 08:59 PM
Lilly, you so lucky! Hope Marat wins some matches so you can watch him play. Maybe you can give us a report.. ;)

Ok!!! :)
I hope Marat plays two or three matches at least... I miss see him playing.

Shadow
10-05-2003, 08:59 PM
and even if he get`s that far we have to be lucky that he exactly plays the match which will be on tv :bigcry:

maratski
10-05-2003, 09:02 PM
marat draws specators so I'm sure his match will be on tv if he goes that far in Lyon

Jessi
10-05-2003, 09:03 PM
I have a good feeling about Lyon...

maratski
10-05-2003, 09:05 PM
I so hope you're right Jessi

Shadow
10-05-2003, 09:05 PM
i dont have any feeling, lol!

jessi, do your good feelings mostly prove right?

Shadow
10-05-2003, 09:08 PM
btw only 9 posts to go and our Marat Forum will have 3000 posts :banana:

Jessi
10-05-2003, 09:08 PM
mostly, yes ;)

I had a good feeling about DC final last year ;)

Jessi
10-05-2003, 09:09 PM
i'm very happy when my bad feelings prove me wrong ;)

Shadow
10-05-2003, 09:09 PM
great thats a good sign :)

and i had a good feeling about paris bercy last year ;)

Jessi
10-05-2003, 09:11 PM
btw only 9 posts to go and our Marat Forum will have 3000 posts :banana:

same mind ;)

Shadow
10-05-2003, 09:12 PM
hehe ;)

maratski
10-05-2003, 09:12 PM
I had a good feeling about USO 2000, just never said it out loud :o

Cris
10-05-2003, 09:12 PM
Go Marat!!! :bounce:

Jessi
10-05-2003, 09:12 PM
great thats a good sign :)

and i had a good feeling about paris bercy last year ;)

same here. Like Marat i was calm and confident throughout the whole tourney. I just knew he would do it!

Shadow
10-05-2003, 09:14 PM
same here. Like Marat i was calm and confident throughout the whole tourney. I just knew he would do it!

exactly.
somehow i knew from the first match on that he would win... :D

Shadow
10-05-2003, 09:15 PM
woohoo, we did it!!!

:banana: 3000 posts :banana:

Jessi
10-05-2003, 09:15 PM
I had a good feeling about USO 2000, just never said it out loud :o

I think most everyone did. It was in the air as they say ;)

Jessi
10-05-2003, 09:16 PM
woohoo, we did it!!!

:banana: 3000 posts :banana:

:banana: :banana:

high five sisters!

maratski
10-05-2003, 09:16 PM
Up to 4000 now!

Shadow
10-05-2003, 09:18 PM
we are rolling on :banana:

from 2000 to 3000 was fast ;)

Jessi
10-05-2003, 09:22 PM
i think we can reach 4000 by the end of the year easy :banana:

Cris
10-05-2003, 09:24 PM
Yay!!! :woohoo:
Hope your feelings will be right!!! I want to watch Marat playing until sunday... would be so good...

Shadow
10-05-2003, 09:24 PM
i think even before ;)

:crazy:

Jessi
10-05-2003, 09:29 PM
how do the pototoes' fans do it? Over 80 000 posts! :eek: They must have no life! ;)

maratski
10-05-2003, 09:30 PM
rotfl

They do everything in one thread and have no life ;)

Shadow
10-05-2003, 09:30 PM
seems like ;)

there`s always someone in their chat thread, no matter what time :eek:

Shadow
10-06-2003, 12:42 PM
here is a Monday report from Vee at tgfr.com ( http://www.theguyfromrussia.com/lyon03vee.htm)

Lyon 2003
by Vee

Vee has been sms'ing me while she was at the stadium so here's what she says!

Monday

Marat was practicing with Kafelnikov at 12noon wearing a horrible bright green t-shirt. He still has the bandage on his wrist but he looked in great shape and his backhand was fine. Denis was also there and being his usual unwelcoming self *lol* After the practice, Denis left the court and Marat stayed to do some stretches with Kafelnikov's coach.

Vee says 'Denis is married' - don't know how she knows this yet! - and 'Denis has cut Marat's hair' !!!! Don't know if she means Marat has had his hair cut like Denis or Denis is being more than a coach to Marat! *lol*


I'll add all her updates as soon as I get them!

lizabeth..*
10-06-2003, 12:46 PM
Looooooooool I can just see Denis now as Marats beauty thereapist.....hire some one else baby! :p

snoop
10-06-2003, 03:10 PM
Tuesday, 7 Oct

Centre Court

12am
Sluiter - Ginepri
Enqvist - Ferreira
Arazi - Stepanek
Kafelnikov - Vicente
nb 7pm
SAFIN - Santoro
nb 8.30pm
Corretja - Rosset

Shadow
10-06-2003, 03:12 PM
Danke Steffen :kiss:

Did you find it on the Lyon site?

Not before 7 pm is a good time !

DAVAI MARAT!!! :bounce: :bounce:

hope we can have some live scores...

snoop
10-06-2003, 03:15 PM
Did you find it on the Lyon site?

:secret: Auf der ATP Seite bei Order of play ;) :wavey:

Shadow
10-06-2003, 03:19 PM
:lol: okay ;)

ggrrr, wtaworld schon wieder down. gerade als ich deine pm lesen wollte wars aufeinmal weg :p

Jessi
10-06-2003, 06:50 PM
lol@Denis cutting Marat's hair :lol:

Jessi
10-06-2003, 06:53 PM
DAVAI MARAT!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Shadow
10-06-2003, 07:14 PM
i hope he didn`t cut it too short :bigcry: :p

maratski
10-06-2003, 07:25 PM
Davai Marat :bounce:

Jessi
10-06-2003, 07:30 PM
I think Ruth has a live sb on her site.. hope it works

Shadow
10-06-2003, 07:41 PM
thats great. at least something :) I was already afraid we wont get live scores.

DAVAI MARAT!!!!!!

Jessi
10-06-2003, 07:54 PM
the match starts 10 AM my time so i should be here to follow the match :)

Shadow
10-06-2003, 07:58 PM
great :) I will be there, too!

Marat will feel our positive power! :cool:

Davai Marat! :bounce:

Cris
10-06-2003, 08:12 PM
Will be 4 PM here, I think. Hope to stay at home.
Go Marat!!! :bounce:

maratski
10-06-2003, 08:26 PM
I'll be at worldcrossing and will come here too or to christine's chatroom ;)

Jessi
10-06-2003, 09:13 PM
Hope Marat kicks Santoro's butt tomorrow. It would be sweet to have his first win in months come against a guy he never beats ;)

GOOOOOO MARAT!!!!!!

Jessi
10-06-2003, 09:15 PM
ok, i miscalculated.. the match will start 11 am not 10. I'll be here for sure then so i expect you all will be too ;)

maratski
10-06-2003, 09:44 PM
see ya tomorrow ;)

Jessi
10-06-2003, 09:49 PM
yep :kiss:

Cris
10-06-2003, 10:15 PM
Hope Marat kicks Santoro's butt tomorrow. It would be sweet to have his first win in months come against a guy he never beats ;)

GOOOOOO MARAT!!!!!!

Me too. Hope Marat plays his best!!! :) Would be amazing!!!
Go Marat!!!!!! :bounce:

Update: Bad news for me... ESPN Brasil won't broadcast Marat's match. :bigcry: The Coverage begins on wednesday.

Go Marat!!!!! :bounce:

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:50 AM
Sorry to hear that, Lilly. Lets hope Marat wins his match tomorrow so you and others can watch him play! :yeah:

GO MARAT!!! http://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage33/6.gifhttp://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage33/6.gifhttp://pages.prodigy.net/indianahawkeye/newpage33/6.gif

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:56 AM
Looooooooool I can just see Denis now as Marats beauty thereapist.....hire some one else baby! :p


Aww, Liz. You changed your sig. I was a bit sad to see you had Paulo and Richie but no Marat :sad: who is DEFINITELY a good thing! ;) :angel:

Jessi
10-07-2003, 07:31 AM
my 2000th post! :woohoo: :banana: :banana:

lizabeth..*
10-07-2003, 07:45 AM
Lol....I had been meaning to do it but I am as lazy as they come :p

Not happy...last year they showed some of Lyon on tv here but this year nothing...I will have to keep on waiting untill I can see Marat again *le sigh*

Congrats on your 2,000 post Jessi! :)
*looks at her pitiful 500 and something*

Cris
10-07-2003, 10:08 AM
Me too, Jessi!!! :) I really miss to watch him playing.
These cheerleaders are sweet!!!
Congrats for your 2000th post!!! :bigclap:

maratski
10-07-2003, 10:17 AM
Congrats on the 2000 sis :kiss:

How many of them were here? ;)

Shadow
10-07-2003, 11:47 AM
Congrats Jessi on your 2000 post :banana:


GO MARAT!!!!!!!

Shadow
10-07-2003, 11:58 AM
http://www.theguyfromrussia.com/lyon03vee.htm

lizabeth..*
10-07-2003, 12:08 PM
That photo is sooo cute!!!! :hearts:
*wants to see him on tv*

Cris
10-07-2003, 01:01 PM
He's so cute!!! Great pic!!!
Thanks!!! :)

Shadow
10-07-2003, 04:49 PM
marat`s match will begin in 10 minutes

anybody here? :wavey:

Davai Marat!

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 04:56 PM
:wavey: :D

Shadow
10-07-2003, 04:57 PM
hi fem :wavey:

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 05:02 PM
I'm so bad in names I'm guessing you are Andrea or not??

Shadow
10-07-2003, 05:03 PM
i am ;) :wavey:

the match is on the sb now http://www.livescore.com/tennis.dll?page=today

GO MARAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 05:04 PM
I'm so proud I had it right in one time!!

GO MARAT!!

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 05:09 PM
does kafelnikov has to play first?? or not because otherwise it can take very,very long

Cris
10-07-2003, 05:13 PM
Hi!!!
Kafelnikov is playing right now. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think Marat's match comes after.

Go Marat!!! :bounce:

Shadow
10-07-2003, 05:16 PM
ops :o
didnt know that, lol!

thanks lilly!

Cris
10-07-2003, 05:22 PM
I don't know if Kafelnikov is playing in Central Court... I think we'll have to wait two more hours... :sad:

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 05:49 PM
two more hours don't know if I can wait that long !!

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:02 PM
kafel match is over. so Marat`s match should start soon...

DAVAI MARAT!

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:04 PM
Jessi, Ilhame .... where are you ;)

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:06 PM
Andrea, i'm here. Just catching up on the new posts. :wavey:

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:07 PM
Thanks guys for the congrats! You don't know how proud i am, lol

Ilhame, guess how many have come from here? ;)

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:09 PM
:wavey: SIS

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 06:09 PM
how soon will he play??

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:09 PM
Btw, i just read that Marat will play Hopman Cup in Jan with Myskina! :D :hearts: Great news!

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:10 PM
i don't know, hopefully very soon

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:10 PM
aaaww great! :bounce:
i always wanted him to play hopman cup ;) :hearts:

Cris
10-07-2003, 06:11 PM
Kafelnikov's match wasn't so long, thank God!!! :)

Go Marat :bounce:

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:11 PM
marat is on the court right now

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 06:12 PM
kafelnikov lost big time :eek:

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 06:12 PM
can someone see it on tv??

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:14 PM
Vee is in the stadium seeing the match and sending sms with updates to ruth

DAVAI MARAT!!!!!!!!!

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:14 PM
Marat has played HC once before, with Likotseva (?) in 2001.

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 06:15 PM
I see

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 06:15 PM
she is so lucky *i'm so jealous*

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:16 PM
Marat has played HC once before, with Likotseva (?) in 2001.

:o omg i didnt know!

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:18 PM
now you know ;)

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 06:19 PM
there is an interview with them but don't know where

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:21 PM
does anyone have the link for livescores?

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:22 PM
http://www.livescore.com/tennis.dll?page=today

unfortunaly very bad sb! :(

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 06:22 PM
there is one on page nine I guess

I think there has never been so many people in tgfr chatroom

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:24 PM
I've never been to any of the chatrooms.

thanks sis for the link :kiss:

Cris
10-07-2003, 06:26 PM
Yes...Live Score isn't so good... I will try ATP

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:26 PM
i`m on both chat rooms lol! tgfr and christine`s board chatroom.

maratgirl
10-07-2003, 06:30 PM
I noticed

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:37 PM
the sb says first set 6-1 for santoro... WTFFFFF????????

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:38 PM
omg...

Santoro won the first set 6-1...

Cris
10-07-2003, 06:39 PM
Yes... I just noticed :sad:

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:40 PM
argh

COME ON MARAT FIGHT!!!!! DAVAI!!!!!

Cris
10-07-2003, 06:41 PM
Goooooo Marat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:41 PM
bloody hell, that was fast.

Cmon Marat!! Win the next two sets!

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:43 PM
I hate Santoro!! :fiery:

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:44 PM
davai davai MARAT!!! fight!

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:48 PM
i hate that scoreboard :fiery:

COME ON MARAT

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:51 PM
god, the sb is killing me.. still 0-0 second set

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:52 PM
same here...i`m going crazy

Cris
10-07-2003, 06:54 PM
This sb is driving me nuts... :(

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:56 PM
i think it updates once every set.. pathetic!

Hope Marat wins this second set.. Davai Marat!

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:57 PM
4-2 Marat! woohoo!

keep going Marat!!!!!!!!

Shadow
10-07-2003, 06:57 PM
yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh

keep going marat! DAVAI DAVAI COME ONNNNNN!

Jessi
10-07-2003, 06:58 PM
Keep focused Marat!! You can do it!!

Cris
10-07-2003, 06:59 PM
Thanks girls!!!! Yay!!!!!
Goooooooo Marat!!!!!!!

Jessi
10-07-2003, 07:00 PM
Pls hold your serve!!

Shadow
10-07-2003, 07:01 PM
Marat!!!!!!! davai keep it up! you can do it

Jessi
10-07-2003, 07:01 PM
Marat wants this win...he's fighting for it!!!

davai marat!!!!!!

Shadow
10-07-2003, 07:04 PM
boy, that fucking sb!


COME ON MARAT!

Jessi
10-07-2003, 07:04 PM
Ilhame, get your butt in here!!! WE need you!

Shadow
10-07-2003, 07:05 PM
yeah i was wondering where she is... pls ilhame!



davai marat!!!!

Cris
10-07-2003, 07:07 PM
This sb is killing me... sorry, I'm too nervous....

Jessi
10-07-2003, 07:07 PM
argh... still 4-2

Shadow
10-07-2003, 07:09 PM
argh that sb.......

i`m so nervous its going crazy

Cris
10-07-2003, 07:13 PM
Ilhame lives is France... right???
So... where is she?????

Jessi
10-07-2003, 07:16 PM
no, she lives in Holland.

I saw her at wx earlier.

Cris
10-07-2003, 07:17 PM
He lost :sad:

Shadow
10-07-2003, 07:18 PM
1-6 4-6

Cris
10-07-2003, 07:18 PM
1-6 4-6

Cris
10-07-2003, 07:21 PM
no, she lives in Holland.

I saw her at wx earlier.

Ops, my mistake... thanks, Jessi! :)

Jessi
10-07-2003, 07:32 PM
Marat :bigcry: :sad:

Shadow
10-07-2003, 07:34 PM
:crying2: :sad: :bigcry: :sobbing: :tears: :crying2: :sad: :bigcry: :sobbing: :tears:

Cris
10-07-2003, 07:38 PM
:Bigcry: Hope Marat can have better luck next week...

Santoro :fiery:

Shadow
10-07-2003, 07:41 PM
why santoro :sad:

coming back from injury and getting to play the worst guy he could get :fiery:

Cris
10-07-2003, 07:43 PM
It's so unfair... :sad:

Cris
10-07-2003, 07:46 PM
Scoreboards... :fiery:
I hate this... and Santoro too :fiery:

Shadow
10-07-2003, 07:49 PM
i dont hate santoro ... what can he do. he just plays his game! and that drives marat crazy ...

Cris
10-07-2003, 09:33 PM
Santoro is a great player.
What irritates me is the fact of Santoro plays so fine and beats Marat everytime. Marat seems so vulnerable against him. It's incredible... :sad:

Jessi
10-07-2003, 10:21 PM
a :hug: for Marat. Poor guy. The worst possible draw he could get and he got it. But as Ruth said, at least he lost to an old enemy and not some 600th ranked nobody. That would have been much worse...this was somewhat expected. He's lacking confidence and still a little bit scared about the injury and put all of that together Marat is easy pickings, for anybody. Just hope he's not too disappointed.

Lets wish him luck in doubles now!!

Jessi
10-07-2003, 10:23 PM
you know, i have a feeling Marat is not too disppointed but rather a little amused by the whole scenario. I bet he had a good chuckle when he saw the draw. hehe. It would have fit right into his quirky sense of humour. ;)

You'll get him next time, Marat! Unless of course Fab decides to retire soon.. *wink, wink*

babydoll
10-07-2003, 10:27 PM
:sad: Maraty! That Fabrice gets him everytime! Best of luck next week babe!

Jessi
10-07-2003, 10:27 PM
Safin falls at first hurdle
Fro correspondents in Lyon, France
08oct03

MARAT SAFIN's comeback campaign has stalled at the first hurdle for the second time in a week today.


Safin lost 6-1 6-4 to France's Fabrice Santoro in the first round of the Lyon Grand Prix today after bowing out in the first round of the Kremlin Cup last week.

Safin was leading 4-2 in the second set and had three points for 5-2, but he could not make his advantage count.

"Marat is very far from his best. It hurts me to see him like that. I think he will need a long time to get back to the top," said Santoro.

Safin, ranked third in the world at the end of 2002, had played only once since April before the Kremlin Cup. "From now until the end of the year I would like to eke out one victory, that's my short term aim," he said.

"I am sure I can be competitive in 2004. Tennis is like riding a bike, you never forget how to do it."

Jessi
10-07-2003, 10:38 PM
"Marat is very far from his best. It hurts me to see him like that. I think he will need a long time to get back to the top," said Santoro.

how sweet! how can we hate him when he says such kind things about Marat... we forgive you Fabrice ;)

Cris
10-07-2003, 10:43 PM
Agree with you, Jessi... He lost to a great player and needs more confidence. Hope he has some good results until the end of year. :)

:worship: Go Marat :worship:

Cris
10-07-2003, 10:51 PM
how sweet! how can we hate him when he says such kind things about Marat... we forgive you Fabrice ;)

Sweet quote... :) If Santoro says Marat is best player in the World again, I'll forgive him... :p Just kidding.... Santoro always says good things about Marat. It's nice.

Jessi
10-07-2003, 10:53 PM
more quotes from atptennis.com:

Safin: "My wrist is getting better and better. It comes down to confidence. Basically, it is only my second tournament. It is difficult to get any kind of level back. I have three tournaments left this season. To win one match in the rest of the year would be a good. I need to start from somewhere."

"I just haven't had time to find my confidence. It doesn't matter who I would have played tonight, it could have been the worst player in the world and I would have still encountered the same problems. I didn't know what shot to play, when to come into the net, how to anticipate the next shot. I was always half a second late. I couldn't read the game. Every set I play, I am getting better. I start slowly and by the time I get to the second set, I know what to do but it is too late."

"I am not going to put any pressure on myself. I know I am getting there. It will come. It is like riding a bicycle, you never forget. Putting pressure on myself will only make matters worse. I just need some time. During my time off, I couldn't do much physical training and I lost seven kilos. I need to spend one month working on my upper body, lifting weights and rebuilding the muscle I have lost."

Santoro: "I can't compare this with my other wins over Marat. That's not the real Marat out there. He's been hurt and is lacking in confidence."

Cris
10-07-2003, 11:05 PM
Thanks, Jessi!!! :)
He lost 7kg??? Too much for him. Hope he find his best form soon.

One more nice quote about Marat... Santoro is totally forgiven... ;)

Jessi
10-07-2003, 11:15 PM
lol, Lilly. I've already forgiven him ;)

i agree 7kg is alot for him. It was obvious from the pics in Moscow he'd lost weight.. he didn''t look healthy at all. hope he can get back to top shape soon.

lizabeth..*
10-07-2003, 11:21 PM
I know I should be a little more optimistic but I really didn't see Marat pulling that match off (Sorry Marat :sad: )

Bless Santoro for his comments. It is easy to see that he really respects Marat.....and anyone that respects Marat is a friend of mine LOL

Cris
10-08-2003, 12:08 AM
He's almost forgiven :lol: Santoro's words about Marat are so sweet. He's a nice guy. ;)
Sometimes I'm a too passionate fan...
Marat is respected for his rivals: Santoro, Hewitt, Novak... it's so good. :)

prifriends
10-08-2003, 12:11 AM
Lilly you're are really funny!!!! = )))
good to Marat in the next tournaments!!!!!

Cris
10-08-2003, 12:15 AM
Hi sweety... :wavey:
Welcome!!!

Jessi
10-08-2003, 12:28 AM
here are 2 pics from the match.. thanks to Christine who found them! :)

http://www.safinator.com/images/lyon_03.jpg

Jessi
10-08-2003, 12:29 AM
http://www.safinator.com/images/lyon_03a.jpg

Jessi
10-08-2003, 12:34 AM
I know I should be a little more optimistic but I really didn't see Marat pulling that match off (Sorry Marat :sad: )

Bless Santoro for his comments. It is easy to see that he really respects Marat.....and anyone that respects Marat is a friend of mine LOL

Lol, Liz. I feel the same way... anyone that has nice things to say about Marat is a friend of mine too, lol I've even warmed up to hewitt who seems to be Marat's #1 fan ;) lol

Yay, you finally got your name changed! :D

Jessi
10-08-2003, 12:36 AM
Welcome prifriends! :wavey:

Cris
10-08-2003, 12:44 AM
Nice pics, Jessi. :)
I don't like his new shirt... but it's just a detail ;)

tall_one
10-08-2003, 01:09 AM
I don't like his new shirt... but it's just a detail ;)
I don't either....lime green is not my favorite color, although the rest of the outfit is fine. :drool:

lizabeth..*
10-08-2003, 04:07 AM
Noooo first Paulo and now Marat.....The person who designed that particular shirt should be shot *shudders*

On another note....LOOK AT HIS THIGHS.....They are like....nono existant chicken like thighs ohh Marat :sad:

Shadow
10-08-2003, 11:36 AM
Match report from vee --->
http://www.theguyfromrussia.com/lyon03vee.htm#tues.htm

Poor Marat :sad: very bad crowd... :fiery:

Cris
10-08-2003, 11:56 AM
That was really sad... They didn't show any respect for Marat.
Bad crowd :(
Hope Marat plays a good doubles match. Good Luck, Marat!!! :bounce:

maratski
10-08-2003, 02:36 PM
:wavey:

I'm so sorry I didn't come here yesterday, but I was busy. Things did not go the way they had to so I was home too late to do anything :mad:
I have loads of homework and no time to do it :o

I'm not disappointed about the match and am glad Marat has set himself reachable goals this year. I believe he should be able to win a match this season ;)

I also don't like this shirt. Note: not liking is a serious understatement ;)

Jessi
10-08-2003, 06:53 PM
Lyon crowd http://zbook.ru/sml/boid.gif

Jessi
10-08-2003, 06:56 PM
Ilhame, re: homework.. been there done that ;) Hopefully you'll finish it all this week so you can be here for his match next week ;)

I just noticed your location, lmao! Should we call you 'lice' from now on ;) :lol:

Jessi
10-08-2003, 06:58 PM
any news on Marat's doubles match?

Shadow
10-08-2003, 07:18 PM
yeah vee is at the match ... they lost first set 3-6 but marat looked relaxed and making funny things.
but later he injuried his ankle... when i read that i was like oh no this is not true. the physcho was there and did put a bandage on the ankle ... and it should be ok she said later .. i really hope so.

Jessi
10-08-2003, 07:30 PM
oh no! not the ankle again :mad: Hope he'll be okay.

thanks for the update. :)

Jessi
10-08-2003, 07:41 PM
the match should be over by now but i can't find scores anywhere :mad:

Shadow
10-08-2003, 07:43 PM
me neither. i`m waiting on some update. hope everything is ok with marat.

Cris
10-08-2003, 07:43 PM
Injuried his ancle again :sad:... hope he can be fine soon.
It's nice to know that he's relaxed on court.
Thanks for information!!! :)

Shadow
10-08-2003, 07:45 PM
just found out: they lost 3-6 6-7 :sad:

well at least some match practise.

i`m waiting for vee`s full report on the match!

Jessi
10-08-2003, 07:45 PM
too bad :sad:

Better luck in Madrid, Marat! :hug: :kiss:

Cris
10-08-2003, 07:51 PM
Hope next week can be better for him.
Good luck, Marat!!! :)

Shadow
10-08-2003, 07:53 PM
Davai Marat in Madrid! :) One step at time :)

Jessi
10-08-2003, 08:01 PM
you think its too early to start a Marat in Madrid thread? ;) I was thinking of doing it last nite but thought i should wait to see if he wins his doubles first ;)

Shadow
10-08-2003, 08:05 PM
now after his double match you can do it ;)

Jessi
10-08-2003, 08:20 PM
ok, i'll do it later.

we managed a lot of posts in this thread even with Marat losing early. I think if he does well in Madrid we could reach 4000 easy ;)

Shadow
10-08-2003, 08:22 PM
we are really rocking on :rocker: even if he wins at least one match ..:) keep it upsisters ;)

Cris
10-08-2003, 08:24 PM
Great idea!!! :)
Go Marat!!! :bounce:

Jessi
10-08-2003, 08:27 PM
Hope he gets a good draw this time. Alex Corretja in round one would be nice. ;)

Shadow
10-08-2003, 08:39 PM
hehehe ;) or some other players who is in bad shape :devil: he needs lil things where he can built on, like he said. and to beat them would be a good start ;)
pls, a good draw this time :)

Cris
10-08-2003, 08:40 PM
He deserves better luck next week.
On this week he had bad luck enough for a year...
Corretja would be good. ;)

Jessi
10-08-2003, 08:46 PM
don't get me wrong, i love alex and i'm sad to see him playing so poorly but i love Marat more. The way alex is playing he'd be as good as a 'bye' for Marat ;)

Cris
10-08-2003, 08:56 PM
I have nothing against Corretja. Great player, but he isn't playing his best. Agree with you, Jessi. ;)

Shadow
10-08-2003, 08:58 PM
i know you like alex, jessi. i like him also :) but as you said marat is more important ;)

Jessi
10-08-2003, 09:03 PM
Good thing is he doesn't have any points to defend here. They'll be no pressure on him and he can just relax and try to win his matches. That would be great.

Cris
10-08-2003, 11:31 PM
Yes... maybe next week we'll celebrate his first win after injury. :) Go Marat!!!

Jessi
10-09-2003, 12:12 AM
That would be great! We'll have a party if he wins his first round match. :aparty: :banana:

Shadow
10-09-2003, 11:14 AM
www.theguyfromrussia.com

Vee's Players Party Report!!

Vee was at the players party with Marat! He arrived about 1AM with Rosset and Roberto (no Denis) dressed in a black cap & black leather coat (that's all she could see - too many people!) and sat at a the furthest table. Lots of girls were surrounding him (mostly fans) and he was happy to talk but looked very tired and not in the mood for partying. He only had one drink, chatted with his friends, then left an hour later alone. (No girls with him)
When Vee has woken up she'll send me a doubles match report & more photos!

Cris
10-09-2003, 01:22 PM
Thanks!!! :)
Good boy... ;)

Ma. Estefania
10-09-2003, 03:42 PM
He must have been very tired....lol :)

Jessi
10-09-2003, 06:25 PM
I think so. Plus i read he had a 2 hr practice scheduled for today so thats probably the reason why he left early. Sounds like he didn't particularly wanted to be there but showed up anyway cos he didn't want to disappoint.