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Good luck in Auckland David - go and defend that title!

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*Ljubica*
01-07-2006, 01:53 PM
Thought it was about time we had a Cheering Thread for David's matches in Australia and New Zealand :) The draw has come out for Auckland and David has a qualifier in the first round - could be worse :) Good Luck David.

Here is the full draw.

(1) Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)[/B] vs (Q)
(Q) vs Wesley Moodie (RSA)
Kenneth Carlsen (DEN) vs Andy Murray (GBR)
(WC) Mark Nielsen (NZL) vs (5) Mario Ancic (CRO)
(3) Robby Ginepri (USA) vs Alberto Martin (ESP)
Tomas Zib (CZE) vs Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
(WC) Daniel King (NZL) vs Florian Mayer (GER)
Robin Vik (CZE) vs (8) Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
(7) Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) vs Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Filippo Volandri (ITA) vs Paul Goldstein (USA)
Christopher Rochus (BEL) vs Jose Acasuso (ARG)
Nicolas Massu (CHI) vs (4) Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)
(6) Olivier Rochus (BEL) vs Albert Montañes (ESP)
(Q) vs Andrei Paverl (ROM)
(Q) Danielle Bracciali (ITA)
(Q) vs (2) David Ferrer (ESP)
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Eléa
01-07-2006, 02:07 PM
Thank you Rosie, i thought about that too :)
It's a very good draw for begining a year.. I hope he's physically ok and motivated for this new season.

i just wanted to add that David will play the double too, with Albert Montañes..

1rst round: David Ferrer/Albert Montañes (ESP) vs Andrei Pavel/Rogier Wassen (ROM/NED)

sonia
01-07-2006, 05:01 PM
Good Luck David!!! :bigclap:

LaTenista
01-07-2006, 06:25 PM
I hope his foot is better - I read he had a foot injury during the final of the Spanish Masters.

Buena suerte a David!

Fergie
01-08-2006, 02:19 AM
Vamos David! :bounce:

Sue
01-08-2006, 09:02 PM
Thanks for the draws Rosie and Elea!
VAMOS DAVID !!!

LaTenista
01-09-2006, 02:02 PM
:sad: Ferrer/Montañes lost 3-6, 4-6 to Pavel/Wassen.

David plays Italian qualifier Luzzi sometime tonight :scratch: Tuesday in NZ.

Eléa
01-09-2006, 02:29 PM
David plays Italian qualifier Luzzi sometime tonight :scratch: Tuesday in NZ. 3AM in my country :o no, i won't stay up for David! :p but i will check his result as soon as i'll get up tomorrow :angel:

*Ljubica*
01-09-2006, 04:10 PM
3AM in my country :o no, i won't stay up for David! :p but i will check his result as soon as i'll get up tomorrow :angel:

Same for me! Whatever staying up I can cope with will be saved for next week at the AO, where we actually have live TV coverage all night on Eurosport. I'll make myself ill if I start doing it now just to follow a live scoreboard for a warm-up tournament - and my Boss would not like me falling asleep at my desk too often!! :p

LaTenista
01-09-2006, 06:06 PM
Same for me! Whatever staying up I can cope with will be saved for next week at the AO, where we actually have live TV coverage all night on Eurosport. I'll make myself ill if I start doing it now just to follow a live scoreboard for a warm-up tournament - and my Boss would not like me falling asleep at my desk too often!! :p

I have a tennis lesson tonight from 7.30 to 8.30 so by time I get home David's match should be starting so I can follow the live scores.

I can't wait til AO, I can watch some tape delayed matches at the office during the afternoons and then live coverage every night I will probably fall asleep watching.

Fergie
01-09-2006, 10:29 PM
Vamos David! :bounce:

*Ljubica*
01-10-2006, 05:35 AM
David won 7-5, 6-2 :banana: It's always nice to win the first match of the season - so well done to him :) It was good news for me to wake up to - especally as my little Juan Mónaco won too (sorry Verdasco fans!) - so the bananas have been very busy dancing this morning! OK - now I must go to work - well done David! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Eléa
01-10-2006, 06:26 AM
:aparty: congrats David! it was the first time i did this morning: get up and turning the computer on to see what's happened to David ;)

Rosie, you made me laugh about the tv coverage all night and you sleeping on your desk! it's exactly my own story! :lol:

bavaria100
01-10-2006, 10:08 AM
What a great way to start the new season. I hope that he can keep it up. It would be great if he could win another match or two.

~EMiLiTA~
01-10-2006, 10:55 AM
great to start off with a win!!

i'm going to Melbourne tomorrow and look forward to seeing David there next week (and hopefully it is not til next week cos then it means he made the final in Auckland!!)

Eléa
01-10-2006, 12:11 PM
Emilita, i know you can make great pics (i remember the one who posted in the GG board :inlove: ) so... if you see David (or Gaston) :rolleyes: please...

Enjoy your days in Melbourne :) lucky you!

*Ljubica*
01-10-2006, 12:12 PM
great to start off with a win!!

i'm going to Melbourne tomorrow and look forward to seeing David there next week (and hopefully it is not til next week cos then it means he made the final in Auckland!!)

Have loads of fun at the Open EMiLiTA :hug:

LaTenista
01-10-2006, 01:28 PM
There is no live scoreboard for Auckland :mad:

David's 2nd round opponent is Sluiter.

I made a huge amount of paella on Sunday night and I'll have a little each day until hopefully David wins the tournament. I did this for RG and Rafa won so I'm hoping it helps David get the title. :bounce:

*Ljubica*
01-10-2006, 04:36 PM
There is no live scoreboard for Auckland :mad:

David's 2nd round opponent is Sluiter.

I made a huge amount of paella on Sunday night and I'll have a little each day until hopefully David wins the tournament. I did this for RG and Rafa won so I'm hoping it helps David get the title. :bounce:

:haha: I sure hope you like paella!!!!! And I hope it brings him luck!!!

LaTenista
01-10-2006, 08:27 PM
:haha: I sure hope you like paella!!!!! And I hope it brings him luck!!!

Don't worry I love it. And it's David's favorite. :D

He plays in about half an hour. Vamos!

RogiFan88
01-10-2006, 08:45 PM
Well done, David, nice to see at least one or two Armada boys winning.

Oh, and I adore paella! I made it last month and will make it again this month!! A tradition I've kept since living in Valencia! Yummy! [Juanqui once said that "paella helps" -- I think he needs to eat it every day cos he needs all the help he can get!]

Sue
01-10-2006, 09:04 PM
YAY! David won! Thats cheered me up - feeling a bit sorry for myself today with a throat infection :-(
Keep eating that paella LaTenista!
VAMOS DAVID!!

*Ljubica*
01-11-2006, 05:44 AM
YAY! David won! Thats cheered me up - feeling a bit sorry for myself today with a throat infection :-(
Keep eating that paella LaTenista!
VAMOS DAVID!!

Get well soon sweetie :hug:

Eléa
01-11-2006, 06:36 AM
Keep eating that paella LaTenista!:haha:
i hope you're better today Sue :hug:
I believe there will have a replay of the semi and finale, so please David, win at least one more match :angel:

Sue
01-11-2006, 08:10 AM
Thanks for your good wishes Rosie and Elea..........another David win would make me feel better for sure!

LaTenista
01-11-2006, 12:38 PM
Thanks for your good wishes Rosie and Elea..........another David win would make me feel better for sure!

:hug: Sending you wellness vibes, Sue.

:lol: David was down a break early in the first set when I realized I hadn't eaten any paella yet yesterday, I warmed some up and as soon as I started to eat it he broke back and eventually broke Sluiter 2 more times to win the match.

QF opponent: Oli Rochus.

I like Oli but David needs this title so I will have to make sure I start eating the paella before the match begins. Need to check the OOP. :bolt:

:wavey: Elea, good to see you cheering for David last night in the scores thread.

Eléa
01-11-2006, 12:51 PM
:wavey: Elea, good to see you cheering for David last night in the scores thread. :D of course :angel: and i even stayed up till the end of the match ;)

*Ljubica*
01-11-2006, 01:09 PM
:eek: Olli Rochus................I DETEST Olli Rochus - so please eat lots of paella - and please VAMOS David!!!!

Eléa
01-11-2006, 01:28 PM
:eek: Olli Rochus................I DETEST Olli Rochus
why Rosie?
David will play at 7PM, or even later... so i guess it means that i will be on the cheering thread tomorrow morning when i'll arrive at work! :lol: hope i won't be the only one... :rolleyes:

bavaria100
01-11-2006, 01:32 PM
It´s great that David has made it into the quarters, but I hope that he keeps it up. I think that he can beat Rochus if he continues to play on the same level (I wouldn´t be upset if he steps it up ;) ). Good luck David!!!

LaTenista
01-11-2006, 02:46 PM
why Rosie?
David will play at 7PM, or even later... so i guess it means that i will be on the cheering thread tomorrow morning when i'll arrive at work! :lol: hope i won't be the only one... :rolleyes:

It will be 1 am for me so surely I will have eaten the paella by then Rosie. ;)

:scratch: To go to bed and get up at 1 am or stay up and not go to sleep until after David's match. That is the question.

Eléa
01-11-2006, 03:49 PM
1 a.m is not so late.. :rolleyes: :p
i think i will be comforted if i know you had eaten paella :lol:

*Ljubica*
01-11-2006, 04:24 PM
why Rosie?
David will play at 7PM, or even later... so i guess it means that i will be on the cheering thread tomorrow morning when i'll arrive at work! :lol: hope i won't be the only one... :rolleyes:

I'll try :) I start work at 7.30am so if it's a night match in Auckland I should be in the office. As for the horrible Rochus boys :devil: - Olli said some really vile things about Mariano Puerta and his brother supported him :devil: - and you know how much I love Mariano!.

Eléa
01-11-2006, 04:52 PM
- Olli said some really vile things about Mariano Puerta and his brother supported him :devil: - and you know how much I love Mariano!. yes i know ;) and i understand you of course.
I have to go now so.. see you tomorrow for the match Rosie ;)
Have a nice evening everyone :wavey: (or day/afternoon... lol)

*Ljubica*
01-11-2006, 04:59 PM
yes i know ;) and i understand you of course.
I have to go now so.. see you tomorrow for the match Rosie ;)
Have a nice evening everyone :wavey: (or day/afternoon... lol)

Let's just hope the Internet in my office is working - and my Boss isn't in :p : Have a nice evening.

And La Tenista - I personally would go to bed early and get up at 1.00am - I'm one of these people who needs my sleep and I'm useless stayng up all night!!

Fergie
01-11-2006, 09:45 PM
Vamos David! :bounce:

LaTenista
01-12-2006, 04:41 AM
I'll try :) I start work at 7.30am so if it's a night match in Auckland I should be in the office. As for the horrible Rochus boys :devil: - Olli said some really vile things about Mariano Puerta and his brother supported him :devil: - and you know how much I love Mariano!.

:awww: Hate it when guys run at the mouth about things they know nothing about. :( Oli is adorable (so cute and his French :hearts: ) and I like his tennis but :mad: to hear he was behaving like that. Christophe is far less adorable but is always supporting Oli no matter what. :scratch: Loyal like a dog? :shrug:

:crying2: Poor Willy and Mariano.

Well, I did :zzz: for about 2.25 hours in the early evening*, then watched two of my fave shows - Lost and CSI: NY - tried to go back to sleep after but useless so staying up for David's match now.

Vamos David!

*After I had eaten the precious paella :lol:

*Ljubica*
01-12-2006, 05:36 AM
:awww: Hate it when guys run at the mouth about things they know nothing about. :( Oli is adorable (so cute and his French :hearts: ) and I like his tennis but :mad: to hear he was behaving like that. Christophe is far less adorable but is always supporting Oli no matter what. :scratch: Loyal like a dog? :shrug:

:crying2: Poor Willy and Mariano.

Well, I did :zzz: for about 2.25 hours in the early evening*, then watched two of my fave shows - Lost and CSI: NY - tried to go back to sleep after but useless so staying up for David's match now.

Vamos David!

*After I had eaten the precious paella :lol:

Hope you are still awake! I am just out of bed, had a shower and about to head out for work - hope to be on the scoring thread once I get there :wavey: Good Luck David :)

Eléa
01-12-2006, 06:38 AM
David had just lost the 1rst set 6/2 :sad: And i feel alone in my Auckland scores thread :sad:

Sue
01-12-2006, 07:34 AM
:-(

*Ljubica*
01-12-2006, 07:39 AM
David had just lost the 1rst set 6/2 :sad: And i feel alone in my Auckland scores thread :sad:

Sorry sweetie :sad: I logged onto the Internet as soon as I got into the office. I am sad too - poor David :bigcry: I hate that nasty Rochus boy more than ever now!!

alisia
01-12-2006, 09:10 AM
My boyfriend thinks I am so sad for getting up early just to scream at my computer when David was playing! :sad:
Does anybody now if he was just having a very bad day or if he is injured? At least my mum will be happy Hewitt lost in Sydney.

*Ljubica*
01-12-2006, 10:17 AM
My boyfriend thinks I am so sad for getting up early just to scream at my computer when David was playing! :sad:
Does anybody now if he was just having a very bad day or if he is injured? At least my mum will be happy Hewitt lost in Sydney.

Haven't heard anything yet - hope it was just a bad day! And don't worry - we are all mad here ;)

alisia
01-12-2006, 11:01 AM
I know but bless him he isn't used to me going mad over David it is normally only Carlos Moya & Marat Safin.
My brother saw the match - lucky git is on holiday in NZ - and said that he just played really bad, but he kept flexing his ankle. They must have interviewed him because all he said was that Rochus played really well & he didn't.

*Ljubica*
01-12-2006, 11:58 AM
I know but bless him he isn't used to me going mad over David it is normally only Carlos Moya & Marat Safin.
My brother saw the match - lucky git is on holiday in NZ - and said that he just played really bad, but he kept flexing his ankle. They must have interviewed him because all he said was that Rochus played really well & he didn't.

The ankle thing sounds worrying :( - I know he had ankle problems just before this tournament. Please David - get well soon.

LaTenista
01-12-2006, 12:11 PM
:shrug: I just read on the website that Oli said he played his best match ever - he didn't have any errors.

I was awake for the whole match and then some. I am such a winner coming into the office on about 5 hours of sleep all total. I had a dream where David was complaining about his shoulder, glad that isn't true.

I hope they give him a late start at the AO (Wednesday?) so he's got a few days to get over this foot issue. If he has to withdraw I will be :hysteric: as he's just about my only fave who's not withdrawn yet and was playing pretty well.

Hola Mr. SK
01-12-2006, 12:22 PM
Good luck to this David! :cool:
hope he'll be fine & play as best as he could at AO!:angel:

Eléa
01-12-2006, 12:42 PM
:eek: Oh no! don't tell me he has physical problems :sad:
I hope it's not serious. :sad:

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 01:33 PM
What a horrific first week for most of my favorites - my latinos and spaniards. :sad:

I hope David's ankle is okay. I couldn't believe it when I saw the score and figured something had to be up. Oli isn't that good despite him saying that he played very well.

bavaria100
01-12-2006, 04:03 PM
Wow, that´s a shocking result. I just hope that his foot injury isn´t too serious. I already had the feeling that he had some physical problems after I saw the result. Get well soon David!!!

*Ljubica*
01-12-2006, 04:32 PM
:shrug: I just read on the website that Oli said he played his best match ever - he didn't have any errors.

I was awake for the whole match and then some. I am such a winner coming into the office on about 5 hours of sleep all total. I had a dream where David was complaining about his shoulder, glad that isn't true.

I hope they give him a late start at the AO (Wednesday?) so he's got a few days to get over this foot issue. If he has to withdraw I will be :hysteric: as he's just about my only fave who's not withdrawn yet and was playing pretty well.
As far as I know, US Open is the only Grand Slam that still hold 1st round matches on a Wednesday - all the others clear them on Monday and Tuesday, so that's unlikely unless it rains there. I guess he could ask for Tuesday evening though. Personally I'd rather he pulled out, than played with an injury that could get worse over time. He has no points to defend (lost in the 1st round last year), - and he needs to be fighting fit for the clay court season where I imagine he'll expect to make up most of his points. Just my opinion though.

FerrersLinda
01-12-2006, 07:45 PM
Okay, so somebody better start making a huge pile of paella! Looks like David needs all the help he can get. Damn that midget kid Rochus, I was quite sure David was gonna win Auckland. Hopefully his injury won't be to bad. Rosie, I know you are right, it's better for David to pull out than play with a bad ankle, but the thought of him not playing gives me the shakes....... I need my David fix!!!!!

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 11:34 PM
Draw is being pulled right now - if GWH is correct, its Ferrer/Serra. :eek:

As soon as I see it confirmed, I'll post.

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 12:25 AM
Confirmed. :sad:

Here's the link:

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/r1s3.html

RogiFan88
01-13-2006, 03:30 AM
David injured too? This is crazy... and I was just going to say that Rogi had a tough match vs. Max in Kooyong 67(1) 64 76(1)... Max playing well and pushing Rogi... thinking about DC ESP vs. BLR... and I saw BLR vs. CAN in Sep. and Max was playing quite well...

*Ljubica*
01-13-2006, 07:16 AM
Confirmed. :sad:

Here's the link:

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/r1s3.html

This draw officially sucks for me :sad: Not just David's draw - but I HATE Calleri v Ancic in the 1st round :eek: (my poor baby Agustin!) - and Mónaco v Phillippoussis or Grosjean in 2nd round :sad: I think I'm going to give up Australia til 2007!!!!

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 12:04 PM
This draw officially sucks for me :sad: Not just David's draw - but I HATE Calleri v Ancic in the 1st round :eek: (my poor baby Agustin!) - and Mónaco v Phillippoussis or Grosjean in 2nd round :sad: I think I'm going to give up Australia til 2007!!!!

I saw that for Agustin. :sad: Not good.

Gaston did okay though!

Normally I wouldn't have thought anything about Serra for David because never heard much about him - but he just won that tournament so he must be hot right now. :(

*Ljubica*
01-13-2006, 12:13 PM
I saw that for Agustin. :sad: Not good.

Gaston did okay though!

Normally I wouldn't have thought anything about Serra for David because never heard much about him - but he just won that tournament so he must be hot right now. :(

Yes - Gastón did OK and Nico got a quallifier - so guess I should be grateful. But my poor Chucho (Acasuso) got James Blake, and that's bad for me too :crying2:

LaTenista
01-13-2006, 12:50 PM
Draw is being pulled right now - if GWH is correct, its Ferrer/Serra. :eek:

As soon as I see it confirmed, I'll post.


:( I like Serra too. Funny how they have both won Bucharest.

Gasquet vs Haas had to have been rigged. My poor Richie. :sad:

Eléa
01-13-2006, 01:22 PM
Serra is french so even if he had won in Adelaide, i'm pretty sure it will be his only one good performance for this year! :devil: I keep the faith for David, if he's not seriously injured, he will win against Serra, i'm sure of that :)

But don't tell me Gaston has a good draw, i disagree. I well know Sabau and it won't be that easy :rolleyes: and the rest of his draw sucks :(
Sorry, i'm not in the right board to speak about that! :lol:

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 02:18 PM
Yes - Gastón did OK and Nico got a quallifier - so guess I should be grateful. But my poor Chucho (Acasuso) got James Blake, and that's bad for me too :crying2:

Poor Chucho. :hug: I like James, but wish they didn't meet each other.

Do you ever wonder why we put ourselves through this? Its really stressful watching our favorite chicos.

I keep telling myself that its worth it cuz they're sweeties but sometimes I wonder. :lol:

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 02:20 PM
Serra is french so even if he had won in Adelaide, i'm pretty sure it will be his only one good performance for this year! :devil: I keep the faith for David, if he's not seriously injured, he will win against Serra, i'm sure of that :)

But don't tell me Gaston has a good draw, i disagree. I well know Sabau and it won't be that easy :rolleyes: and the rest of his draw sucks :(
Sorry, i'm not in the right board to speak about that! :lol:

Good news about Serra!!

And we're easy - you can talk about Gaston. :) I don't know that much about Sabau - hopefully Gaston can pull through.

cobalt60
01-13-2006, 03:31 PM
Good luck to David at the AO.

*Ljubica*
01-13-2006, 04:02 PM
Poor Chucho. :hug: I like James, but wish they didn't meet each other.

Do you ever wonder why we put ourselves through this? Its really stressful watching our favorite chicos.

I keep telling myself that its worth it cuz they're sweeties but sometimes I wonder. :lol:

I often wonder - especially at 4.00am when I'm still following some damned Australian match on the live scoreboard, and I know I have to be at work by 8.00am :devil: Perhaps we are all masochists ;)

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 04:39 PM
I often wonder - especially at 4.00am when I'm still following some damned Australian match on the live scoreboard, and I know I have to be at work by 8.00am :devil: Perhaps we are all masochists ;)


Yes indeedy...I think that we are. ;)

That or loca! :lol:

enqvistfan
01-13-2006, 06:47 PM
I often wonder - especially at 4.00am when I'm still following some damned Australian match on the live scoreboard, and I know I have to be at work by 8.00am :devil: Perhaps we are all masochists ;)

Hello, maybe, one of the first time here. I totally agree with you, we are all masochists :lol:

Good luck to David in Melbourne, he would deserve to do something big !!

Vamos :bounce:

*Ljubica*
01-13-2006, 07:51 PM
Yes indeedy...I think that we are. ;)

That or loca! :lol:

A bit of both I think :)

And Val :hug: Nice to see you here :)

*Ljubica*
01-14-2006, 10:46 AM
David's match against Serra is the first match on Court 7 on Monday - it is 11.00am Australian time, which is midnight in England and 1.00am in the rest of Europe. Sorry - I haven't got a clue about time differences in the States though I guess probably more civilised than the European ones :sad: Anyway - Good Luck David :bounce:

alisia
01-14-2006, 02:10 PM
so much for him getting a later start he is first up.

LaTenista
01-14-2006, 03:29 PM
David's match against Serra is the first match on Court 7 on Monday - it is 11.00am Australian time, which is midnight in England and 1.00am in the rest of Europe. Sorry - I haven't got a clue about time differences in the States though I guess probably more civilised than the European ones :sad: Anyway - Good Luck David :bounce:

Lynn and I are in the Eastern US/Canada zone, which is 5 hours behind the UK.

So it will 7 pm on Sunday night EST and that's 4 pm PST (if any West Coasters are lurking about).

ESPN2 has live coverage that night but seriously doubt we will see more than maybe 3 minutes of the match.

Puedes hacerlo, David!

*Ljubica*
01-14-2006, 04:58 PM
Lynn and I are in the Eastern US/Canada zone, which is 5 hours behind the UK.

So it will 7 pm on Sunday night EST and that's 4 pm PST (if any West Coasters are lurking about).

ESPN2 has live coverage that night but seriously doubt we will see more than maybe 3 minutes of the match.

Puedes hacerlo, David!

Thanks for that :) I somehow knew you would have a more civilsied time than me!!!! I am better off with night matches in Australia because that's about 8.00am here when I'm at work and can follow online. Anyway - the most important thing is that he is fit and healthy and he wins :) Good Luck David! Btw - are you making paella again for this match? ;)

bavaria100
01-14-2006, 11:37 PM
Good luck David! It would be good if he pulls through this match and sees how it goes (if his foot is bothering him and how the recovery is devoloping). I don´t expect a quarter-final of him, a third round result would be enough.

victoria_maraude
01-14-2006, 11:39 PM
Vamos David!

LaTenista
01-15-2006, 04:29 AM
Thanks for that :) I somehow knew you would have a more civilsied time than me!!!! I am better off with night matches in Australia because that's about 8.00am here when I'm at work and can follow online. Anyway - the most important thing is that he is fit and healthy and he wins :) Good Luck David! Btw - are you making paella again for this match? ;)

I made brownies tonight - I know he likes chocolate since Fergie saw him buying some in Chile. :angel:

Also I have some apples as I saw him eating one at Cincy last year.

I'll have to go shopping to get more ingredients to make more paella. I'll make flan if he reaches the 2nd week as that's what I did for Rafa for RG. :)

*Ljubica*
01-15-2006, 09:37 AM
I made brownies tonight - I know he likes chocolate since Fergie saw him buying some in Chile. :angel:

Also I have some apples as I saw him eating one at Cincy last year.

I'll have to go shopping to get more ingredients to make more paella. I'll make flan if he reaches the 2nd week as that's what I did for Rafa for RG. :)

OK :) Sounds good to me :) And I think you had better go out and buy some orange juice too, because I was in the same Hotel as him in Madrid last year ad he drank loads of it at breakfast ;)

Eléa
01-15-2006, 12:39 PM
I made brownies tonight - I know he likes chocolate since Fergie saw him buying some in Chile. :angel:

Also I have some apples as I saw him eating one at Cincy last year.

I'll have to go shopping to get more ingredients to make more paella. I'll make flan if he reaches the 2nd week as that's what I did for Rafa for RG. :):lol:
So some of you will be up to follow the live scores with me tonight :)
ok, i confess that the fact that David will play at the same time as my Gaston will help me to stay up!

*Ljubica*
01-15-2006, 01:03 PM
:lol:
So some of you will be up to follow the live scores with me tonight :)
ok, i confess that the fact that David will play at the same time as my Gaston will help me to stay up!
And what is the betting that damned Eurosport won't show either of them :devil: We'll get an entertaining WTA match instead :rolleyes:

LaTenista
01-15-2006, 01:16 PM
And what is the betting that damned Eurosport won't show either of them :devil: We'll get an entertaining WTA match instead :rolleyes:

Davenport vs Australian WC Casey (can't remember last name) is first up on Rod Laver so that is probably what ESPN2 will be broadcasting. However in true WTA style it should be over in about 42 minutes so I hope they switch to an ATP match at that point.

Still :mad: as hell when ESPN2 never even showed any of Ferrer-Gaudio from RG last year.

GWH saw David practicing yesterday but didn't stop long enough to take any pictures for me. :sad:

*Ljubica*
01-15-2006, 01:38 PM
Davenport vs Australian WC Casey (can't remember last name) is first up on Rod Laver so that is probably what ESPN2 will be broadcasting. However in true WTA style it should be over in about 42 minutes so I hope they switch to an ATP match at that point.

Still :mad: as hell when ESPN2 never even showed any of Ferrer-Gaudio from RG last year.

GWH saw David practicing yesterday but didn't stop long enough to take any pictures for me. :sad:

Bad GWH :devil: I guess British Eurosport may show Gastón's match because he's on the same court as Tim Henman who will definately be shown later - but to be honest I doubt I can stay up that late when I work tomorrow anyway :sad: I may go to bed about 7.00pm tonight and then get up again - just see how I feel.

alisia
01-15-2006, 01:39 PM
I really wish Sky was covering it instead of Eurosport, we will only get who ever is on the main show court as well as Henman & Murray for how long they last

Eléa
01-15-2006, 02:05 PM
I guess British Eurosport may show Gastón's match because he's on the same court as Tim Henman who will definately be shown later - but to be honest I doubt I can stay up that late when I work tomorrow anyway :sad: I may go to bed about 7.00pm tonight and then get up again - just see how I feel. I absolutely don't care about working tomorrow, i would rather not sleeping at all than missing a GG match, even on a live scores board :angel: I don't think i will be able to watch the match on tv, but maybe some points between 2 WTA matches or only the match point...

Eléa
01-15-2006, 02:07 PM
No chance to see David match... but i will keep an eye on him during the GG match ;)

*Ljubica*
01-15-2006, 02:24 PM
I really wish Sky was covering it instead of Eurosport, we will only get who ever is on the main show court as well as Henman & Murray for how long they last

We can always hope they both lose in the 1st round :ras: though I actually like Tim a lot :) And I know what you mean Elea - but I have Juan Mónaco to think about (playing tomorow) and others as well :eek: Just have to see how I feel later.

alisia
01-15-2006, 02:47 PM
Rosie according to my other half the BBC are showing the night sessions on their interactive service like they did the French, but that means Andrew Castle's commentry yikes.

*Ljubica*
01-15-2006, 02:52 PM
Rosie according to my other half the BBC are showing the night sessions on their interactive service like they did the French, but that means Andrew Castle's commentry yikes.

Sadly I'll be at work during all the night sessions apart from at the weekend :sad: but thanks for the info. Guess we can always turn the sound down for Mr. Castle's words of wisdom!!!!

Eléa
01-15-2006, 04:17 PM
You're lucky to have only Henman and Murray in england, because in France we have a lot of (crappy :devil: ) players and almost no chance to see other players till all the french one are still in the tournament...
French tennis lovers used to say that "real tournament starts when all the french players have lost" :angel:

*Ljubica*
01-15-2006, 04:53 PM
You're lucky to have only Henman and Murray in england, because in France we have a lot of (crappy :devil: ) players and almost no chance to see other players till all the french one are still in the tournament...
French tennis lovers used to say that "real tournament starts when all the french players have lost" :angel:
We usually have Rusedski too :devil: but he's stayed home this time waiting for the birth of his first baby. So at least that is one less crappy English player to follow! Mind you, as Juan Mónaco has drawn two Frenchmen this year (Lisnard in the 1st round and a potential clash with Grosjean in the 2nd) - maybe I should move to France so I can watch him play :p

Eléa
01-15-2006, 08:26 PM
Mind you, as Juan Mónaco has drawn two Frenchmen this year (Lisnard in the 1st round and a potential clash with Grosjean in the 2nd) - maybe I should move to France so I can watch him play :pObviously You're welcome Rosie, i have a free room for you ;)

*Ljubica*
01-16-2006, 12:55 AM
Obviously You're welcome Rosie, i have a free room for you ;)

Thanks :) Well I just got up to check the scores - but I must be getting old because there is no way I can do this staying up all night rubbish - especially when Eurosport are showimg WTA :devil: So - just to say David is one set all at the moment - so Vamos David - please fight and take the match - and now I have to go back to sleep! :wavey:

RogiFan88
01-16-2006, 02:01 AM
David won 46 63 61 64 against a hot Serra! Well done! Vamos in rd2! :)

zethand
01-16-2006, 02:14 AM
well done David!

alisia
01-16-2006, 04:38 AM
It has been worth getting up early David has won :worship: and Moya is on Eurosport what more could a girl want 05.30 hrs! :)
Yikes spoke too soon they have took off Moya & put on Sharapova!!! :sad:

Eléa
01-16-2006, 07:00 AM
I'm really happy for David! this AO has a good start for my favorites :D
I hope it will last :rolleyes:

Sue
01-16-2006, 07:17 AM
:-) :-) :-)

Yay!!!! Great start for David....... lets hope he can carry on winning!

*Ljubica*
01-16-2006, 09:09 AM
Well done David :) Good result against a tricky opponent.

LaTenista
01-16-2006, 11:54 AM
It got a little WTA (4 straight breaks to begin the 4th set) but I was pleased David was able to close it out.

I fell asleep during Moya match with my computer and AO radio on :o Woke up he was losing but I shut everything off and went back to bed wearing my clothes - couldn't manage to get the PJs on. TG it is a company holiday so I don't have to go to work today.

Wednesday he should play Bracciali. Vamos!

FerrersLinda
01-16-2006, 01:07 PM
Well done David!!! Bit of a heartattack-moment when I saw he lost the first set though!

cobalt60
01-16-2006, 01:36 PM
Nice win! Have to admit I wasn't sure he would on this surface but good for him.:)

Eléa
01-16-2006, 01:47 PM
:wavey: Sue, glad to see you here :hug:

enqvistfan
01-16-2006, 06:39 PM
Congrats to David :banana: Good luck for the next round :bounce:

cobalt60
01-16-2006, 07:06 PM
:wavey: Sue, glad to see you here :hug:
Hey you :wavey: I should be working though :lol: Funny but for a doc's office I seem to be the one who is always waiting!
Anyway good luck to David round 2

bavaria100
01-16-2006, 07:32 PM
Well done David! :yeah: That was a great win which should give him a lot of confidence for the rest of the tournament.

RogiFan88
01-17-2006, 04:18 PM
Did you know David is playing doubles w Fernando Vicente?? Interesante...

VAMOS, DAVID y FERNANDO!!!

LaTenista
01-17-2006, 04:46 PM
Did you know David is playing doubles w Fernando Vicente?? Interesante...

VAMOS, DAVID y FERNANDO!!!

:scratch: Funny how Tommy was supposed to play with David to gear up for DC but now is strangely absent from the doubles entirely. Maybe David will play with Feli or Nando in Belarus. :shrug:

2nd round opponent, another 11 am match: Bracciali.

I'll of course eat some paella before it starts but I'll only be able to follow the first 30 minutes of the match since I have a doubles match tonight.

*Ljubica*
01-17-2006, 08:07 PM
Good Luck tonight David. I simply cannot stay up to follow this one :sad: I was up at 4.00am this morning following Juan Mónaco's scores, and David's match won't start til midnight here - so after a day at work it is a physical impossibility for me :sad: - but I hope I wake up with good news tomorrow. Vamos David :)

Sue
01-17-2006, 08:41 PM
Don't worry Ros- we know you're there in spirit cheering David on...make sure you get a decent nights sleep tonight, as I'm sure there will be a few more late nights/early mornings in Tennis World this year ! ;-)

bavaria100
01-17-2006, 09:00 PM
Good luck for your second round match David !!! Bracciali won´t be an easy opponent, but he should be able to beat him.

FerrersLinda
01-18-2006, 02:08 AM
David just won his second round match against Bracciali 6-4, 6-4, 6-7, 6-2.
Well done David!!!!

RogiFan88
01-18-2006, 02:17 AM
That's great!! Keep going, David! Let Emilio know you want to be in the DC!!!

*Ljubica*
01-18-2006, 04:53 AM
Many congrats David :bounce: - what a great result to wake up to :)

Sue
01-18-2006, 07:07 AM
Yahoo!!!! Great win for David. Lets hope he continues to play well for the whole of the tourny.
VAMOS !!!!

cobalt60
01-18-2006, 11:13 PM
Congrats!

LaTenista
01-19-2006, 12:16 PM
David and Fernando Vicente won the doubles - I watched the scoreboard for the first 2 sets but then it was getting late so I didn't follow the third. 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(1). Muy bien chicos!

David plays Ancic at 11 am on MCA - maybe some of you might have coverage of this as I believe it's a show court. :scratch:

Vamos, David! Puedes hacerlo.

alisia
01-19-2006, 12:33 PM
With Hewitt losing today David is currently no 10 :)

Eléa
01-19-2006, 05:15 PM
I guess in France, we will see Santoro/GG, i hope so, my fingers is crossed... i'm sorry for David, but i prefer seeing my GG! :o :rolleyes:
anyway... Vamos David ;)

LaTenista
01-19-2006, 06:54 PM
I guess in France, we will see Santoro/GG, i hope so, my fingers is crossed... i'm sorry for David, but i prefer seeing my GG! :o :rolleyes:
anyway... Vamos David ;)

:hug: No need to be embarrassed or apologize.

My TV coverage doesn't start until late so David's match will probably be over by then - still hoping to see a few minutes of recap though. ;)

LaTenista
01-19-2006, 06:56 PM
With Hewitt losing today David is currently no 10 :)

A lot depends on what happens today and tomorrow, if say Johansson loses and a few other players he's got a good shot at staying No 10 when the rankings come out 2 Mondays from now.

bavaria100
01-19-2006, 09:36 PM
Good luck for your match against Ancic David!

RogiFan88
01-19-2006, 11:51 PM
David just won the first set against Ancic! :yeah: VAMOS FERRER!! :banana:

Deivid23
01-20-2006, 01:10 AM
Absolutely brilliant match by David I´ve just watched, he has absolutely killed Ancic :banana:

alisia
01-20-2006, 01:13 AM
David has won 6-3 6-3 6-3 :worship: Thou it looks like he will be playing Santoro & not Gaudio.
I'm off to bed now thank god I'm off tomorrow.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-20-2006, 07:22 AM
Well done,David. :yeah:
Next is Santoro,definitely it's the tough match. :scared:

Sue
01-20-2006, 07:29 AM
Great win for David!! What a brilliant start to the year for him. Hope he can maintain his form against Santoro.
VAMOS!!!!!

Jogy
01-20-2006, 09:05 AM
GREAT RESULT, DAVID! :worship:
Made Ancic look like a little boy out there

*Ljubica*
01-20-2006, 09:08 AM
Well done David :) What a great result :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Eléa
01-20-2006, 09:17 AM
Congratulations David :hug:
He's my last ray of hope for this australian open.. i'm sorry not to be more happy and optimistic but i had watched Gaston's match this night and only slept 2 hours.. I'm still deeply depressed and i need time to recover.
I have big pics for you again but i don't have any courage to post them, you know it takes time to upload and i'm at work without any energy so... :awww:

LaTenista
01-20-2006, 11:49 AM
:hug: Poor Elea

David and Fernando Vicente are playing their 2nd round match vs Aspelin/Perry on Court 18 not before 12.30 pm today.

4th round singles opponent: Santoro

It ought to be very entertaining but no hope seeing it, I'll get Roddick instead. :(

NicoFan
01-20-2006, 12:25 PM
I'm so happy for David! :bounce:

He is so underrated - no one ever talks about him. :shrug:

He and Andy are my only two hopes left.

Sue
01-20-2006, 01:25 PM
Sorry Elea that Gaston lost :-(
Thanks for the support for David ,Nicofan.....we talk about him plenty here ! ;-)

Fergie
01-20-2006, 01:35 PM
Great match, well done David! :bounce:

Eléa
01-20-2006, 02:27 PM
Thank you for you support :rolleyes:

i'm 100% sure to see David's match in my TV as he's against Santoro, i promise i will watch the match and support David :angel: i will post some David's pics now ;)

RogiFan88
01-20-2006, 02:48 PM
Did I congratulate David on his fine win over a player who was considered somewhat of a contender by some experts?? Easy 3 sets too!!! Well done, David!! Now to beat Santoro!!!

FerrersLinda
01-20-2006, 03:20 PM
Yeah David, great win!!! I'm a little scared for his next match against Santoro. What a weird player he is. I watched him play Gaudio yesterday (Sorry Elea, he put up a brave fight though!!!) and he seems somewhat unreadable. Anyway ...... GO DAVID!!! Hopefully I'll get to see this match. I just realised I should become more of a Gaudio fan because I have seen all his matches this AO.

And I totally agree with you Nicofan, David is an underrated player. The most people seem to say about his is that he is a "one-trick-pony" but a "fighter".

Eléa
01-20-2006, 04:46 PM
I watched him play Gaudio yesterday (Sorry Elea, he put up a brave fight though!!!) and he seems somewhat unreadable. Anyway ...... GO DAVID!!! Hopefully I'll get to see this match. I just realised I should become more of a Gaudio fan because I have seen all his matches this AO.I would be happy to welcome you in our GG board :p ;) :hug:

bavaria100
01-21-2006, 12:04 PM
Well done David! He must have played a great match (I didn´t see it, but you don´t beat Ancic that easily by playing only average tennis). So, his next opponent will be Santoro. It won´t be easy for David, but I think that he can beat him. Good luck David!

Fergie
01-21-2006, 06:30 PM
Vamos David! :bounce:

FerrersLinda
01-21-2006, 06:41 PM
Good luck against Santoro, David!!!!!

Anybody knows what happened in the doubles yesterday?

b.t.w. thanks for the invite Elea, I'll stick to David's site for now though.

alisia
01-21-2006, 06:57 PM
They lost in straight sets, which maybe not be a bad thing especially if he goes further in the tourniment.

alisia
01-22-2006, 05:43 AM
David lost the first set 6-4 & is 3-0 down with a double break in the second. Santoro is tying him up in knots!! :sad:

alisia
01-22-2006, 06:20 AM
He lost the second 7-5. I really thought he was going to win the second set he bought it back to 4-3 & he had 2 chances for 5-3 blew them got broke himself then broke back, got broke again & then Santoro served out to love to win 7-5. He really has no idea what to do, looks like Safin will have another member of the "I hate playing Santoro" club.
Yeah ray of hope he has broken Santoro to go up 2-0.

alisia
01-22-2006, 07:04 AM
David lost 6-4 7-5 7-5. :sad: He had his chances but Santoro just had all the answers. It was a good match just a shame about the result.

LaTenista
01-22-2006, 07:19 AM
Match Summary
Santoro (FRA) Ferrer (ESP)

1st Serve % 56 of 94 = 60 % 77 of 106 = 73 %

Aces 6 0

Double Faults 0 2

Unforced Errors 14 41

Winning % on 1st Serve 35 of 56 = 63 % 41 of 77 = 53 %

Winning % on 2nd Serve 18 of 38 = 47 % 10 of 29 = 34 %

Winners (Including Service) 19 53

Receiving Points Won 55 of 106 = 52 % 41 of 94 = 44 %

Break Point Conversions 10 of 18 = 56 % 7 of 14 = 50 %

Net Approaches 44 of 72 = 61 % 38 of 52 = 73 %

Total Points Won 108 92

Fastest Serve 197 km/h 193 km/h

Average 1st Serve Speed 178 km/h 170 km/h

Average 2nd Serve Speed 138 km/h 143 km/h

I fell asleep and by time I woke up David was down a break at 3-4 in the 3rd. He broke back but then was broken at 5 all and Fabrice served for the match successfully. :crying2:

:shrug: I wished David would beat Ancic easily and he did. Before the season started my hopes for AO was 4th round-that's the result he got. I didn't think he'd have this much trouble with Santoro so I didn't concentrate on it but I ate the last of the paella 2 hours before his match started. :sad:

Am I the only person who thinks David doesn't do well with later matches (ones that go past 5 pm)? Or maybe it was the indoor conditions. So now their H2H is 1-1 (David won their other meeting in 3 sets at Montreal last year).

Looks like Fabrice played a very tidy match, 14 UEs in 3 sets is quite low and he returned better than David.

:scratch: David's serves seemed to be slower than usual in the games I was watching the scoreboard and he didn't have any aces.

53 winners. :speakles:

Alisia, do you watch the match on Sky?

Sue
01-22-2006, 07:48 AM
Damn! Poor David. :-(
But at least he got further than he has done before at the AO..* looking for a silver lining....*

alisia
01-22-2006, 08:01 AM
I watched the whole match on Eurosport, it was a good match. The reason for the high unforced error count was that Santoro was messing with our boys' head. It looked like a couple of times David was going to run away with it then Santoro would change something & suddenly win 3 games! David was talking to himself the entire match, he broke a raquet got a code violation and basically looked like a little boy being given a master class. There was a shot of him in the last game in which he had the bottom of his shirt in his mouth and he looked like he wanted to cry & I think that summed up his match.
What I found amazing is that this is the first time Santoro has reached the last eight.

*Ljubica*
01-22-2006, 10:54 AM
I watched the whole match on Eurosport, it was a good match. The reason for the high unforced error count was that Santoro was messing with our boys' head. It looked like a couple of times David was going to run away with it then Santoro would change something & suddenly win 3 games! David was talking to himself the entire match, he broke a raquet got a code violation and basically looked like a little boy being given a master class. There was a shot of him in the last game in which he had the bottom of his shirt in his mouth and he looked like he wanted to cry & I think that summed up his match.
What I found amazing is that this is the first time Santoro has reached the last eight.
I got up and watched the match live too alisia, and I agree 100% with your comments. Santoro was really messing with our poor David's head, and he looked so much like a "little boy lost" out there that I wanted to go out on court and hug him! Santoro played very well - but - sorry - I don't like hm :devil: This year he has beaten both David and Gastón - as well as his winning record over Marat :fiery: Poor David :sad:

Anyway - on a positive note - this has been a great tournament from David - much better than any of us probably hoped a week ago - so hope he will take positives from it despite today's defeat and have a great 2006!

Fergie
01-22-2006, 11:46 AM
David :sad:

alisia
01-22-2006, 12:04 PM
Rosie what happened during Santoro's service game when they were arguing over a bump ball? I went to let the dog back in & Mats Wilander was saying about Santoro arguing with the umpire over it whilst looking all the time at David. They mentioned it few times during the first set. :confused:

Eléa
01-22-2006, 12:33 PM
:wavey:

I'm sad too, obviously, but i didn't really liked the match. David didn't find any solutions and he became a bit crazy, i can understand it but i'm really disappointed.
Anyway, it was a good tournament for him, but i'm really not happy to have 2 french players in quarters :( I had posted the last big pics...

*Ljubica*
01-22-2006, 12:50 PM
Rosie what happened during Santoro's service game when they were arguing over a bump ball? I went to let the dog back in & Mats Wilander was saying about Santoro arguing with the umpire over it whilst looking all the time at David. They mentioned it few times during the first set. :confused:
Well bizarrely I was in the kitchen feeding the cats at the time - so I missed it too :eek: I gather it was a really bad call in David's favour, and Santoro argued quite vociferously and looked like he might even get a warning at one point - but pulled himself together. Sorry I can't help further - guess the moral of this story is that we must train our pets to look after themselves more :p Btw - am I the only person who was really p***** off by the biased, pro-Santoro commentary in that match - it made me :devil:

alisia
01-22-2006, 12:57 PM
To be honest Rosie I tend to turn the sound down when David is playing on Eurosport only Simon Reed seems to have something good to say about our boy but from what bit I heard it was very biased towards Santoro, thou I think they were both suprised he won. I think that is why i like watching it on sky interactive no commentry. One thing they did say however sorry for this Elea they thought David was mentally alot tougher than Gaston so Santoro's tricks shouldn't upset him too much!! How ironic really.
I didn't realised thou he'd hit so many winners thou I must say I thought the forced error count would be higher.
My boyfriend thought I was very entertaining watching this mornings match, apparentely I kept saying how much I really don't like Santoro & how much like a little boy David looked & how he could do with a kick up the backside one minute & then a hug the next, he of course was cheering for Santoro, I really hope Man U get thrashed today! :devil:
On the positive it will take Kiefer or Hrbaty to win to stop David being no 10 next. Thou I wouldn't be upset if Kiefer did win.

*Ljubica*
01-23-2006, 02:33 PM
To be honest Rosie I tend to turn the sound down when David is playing on Eurosport only Simon Reed seems to have something good to say about our boy but from what bit I heard it was very biased towards Santoro, thou I think they were both suprised he won. I think that is why i like watching it on sky interactive no commentry. One thing they did say however sorry for this Elea they thought David was mentally alot tougher than Gaston so Santoro's tricks shouldn't upset him too much!! How ironic really.
I didn't realised thou he'd hit so many winners thou I must say I thought the forced error count would be higher.
My boyfriend thought I was very entertaining watching this mornings match, apparentely I kept saying how much I really don't like Santoro & how much like a little boy David looked & how he could do with a kick up the backside one minute & then a hug the next, he of course was cheering for Santoro, I really hope Man U get thrashed today! :devil:
On the positive it will take Kiefer or Hrbaty to win to stop David being no 10 next. Thou I wouldn't be upset if Kiefer did win.
Sky "no commentary" is the best :) And how wicked of your boyfriend to cheer against our David.....and how very typically male :devil: :p

alisia
01-23-2006, 05:40 PM
I know what you mean about men Rosie, he learnt that trick from my dad however neither of them will cheer for Hewitt or Federer. My day of misery was complete when David & Tommy both lost and Man U won!

bavaria100
01-23-2006, 07:09 PM
I´m so sad that David lost. I thought that he would have a good chance against Santoro because he looked very tired in his match against Gaudio. But it was still a great tournament for him and I think that he will provide us with a lot of exciting and big matches throughout the year. :hug: :hug: I´m very proud of you David!!! :hug: :hug:

FerrersLinda
12-27-2006, 03:31 PM
*bump*
I thought it best to use the 'old' threads for this years tourneys if possible. I know I'm very early and the new season has to get started still but I'm soooooo tired of no tennis so here it goes.

2007 Heineken Open - Auckland, New Zealand
DATES
January 8-13, 2007

2007 Official Player Acceptance List
Main Draw Singles - Direct Entries

PLAYER NAT. RANK
1. Tommy Robredo ESP 7
2. Mario Ancic CRO 9
3. David Ferrer ESP 14
4. Jarkko Nieminen FIN 15
5. Dominik Hrbaty SVK 21
6. Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP 23
7. Agustin Calleri ARG 29
8. Stanislas Wawrinka SUI 30
9. Kristof Vliegen BEL 31
10. Nicolas Almagro ESP 32
11. Juan Ignacio Chela ARG 33
12. Gaston Gaudio ARG 34
13. Olivier Rochus BEL 36
14. Nicolas Massu CHI 44
15. Gilles Simon FRA 45
16. Mardy Fish USA 47
17. Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo ESP 57
18. Florent Serra FRA 60
19. Alberto Martin ESP 61
20. Philipp Kohlschreiber GER 62
21. Luis Horna GER 63
22. Janko Tipsarevic SRB 64
23. Daniele Bracciali ITA 65

A very good field. Last year David got to the third round where he got his ass kicked by the Midgetboy Oli Rochus. How about a tourney win to start the season David?:D

:bounce: VAMOS:bounce:

*Ljubica*
12-27-2006, 07:16 PM
Good idea Linda - and good luck David :) I think JMDP should be getting a Wild Card here - so should be an extra good tournament!

*Ljubica*
12-28-2006, 06:04 PM
Sadly I just read on David's website that he has an injury - so I think he may pull out of Auckland as a precaution to be fit and ready for the AO. Hope he is OK.

FerrersLinda
12-28-2006, 06:06 PM
Sadly I just read on David's website that he has an injury - so I think he may pull out of Auckland as a precaution to be fit and ready for the AO. Hope he is OK.

:speakles: Noooooooooo

What's the injury? I'll come to Spain and kiss it better.

*Ljubica*
12-28-2006, 06:35 PM
:speakles: Noooooooooo

What's the injury? I'll come to Spain and kiss it better.

Abductor muscle I think - which I believe is some kind of stomach muscle. I'm sure he will enjoy your kisses!!!!

FerrersLinda
12-28-2006, 06:59 PM
Abductor muscle I think - which I believe is some kind of stomach muscle. I'm sure he will enjoy your kisses!!!!

I think you are right, could it be the mysterious 7th though?:cool: Not sure if he'd enjoy my kisses, he might get scared. But he better get used to 'interesting' older girls, before Ali takes him out for lunch in Palm Springs.:D

It seems like a small thing, they even say he's gonna start training again in a day or two, just less intense. I sure hope he'll play Auckland, because I need some live-score follow action. I've been all shaky for the last few weeks since quitting the scoreboard cold-turkey.:scared:

alisia
12-29-2006, 10:06 AM
I think you are right, could it be the mysterious 7th though?:cool: Not sure if he'd enjoy my kisses, he might get scared. But he better get used to 'interesting' older girls, before Ali takes him out for lunch in Palm Springs.:D

It seems like a small thing, they even say he's gonna start training again in a day or two, just less intense. I sure hope he'll play Auckland, because I need some live-score follow action. I've been all shaky for the last few weeks since quitting the scoreboard cold-turkey.:scared:

Is that a gentle way of calling me old :D

What have you done to him :eek: do you think he did trying to improve his 7 pack :aplot:

FerrersLinda
12-29-2006, 12:37 PM
Is that a gentle way of calling me old :D

What have you done to him :eek: do you think he did trying to improve his 7 pack :aplot:

No, not calling you old because you aren't.:) Just older than David.

I haven't done anything to him. I would have loved to be the inflictor of his 7th ab-muscle injury though.:devil:

alisia
12-29-2006, 01:00 PM
No, not calling you old because you aren't.:) Just older than David.

I haven't done anything to him. I would have loved to be the inflictor of his 7th ab-muscle injury though.:devil:

:speakles:

And you call me evil :eek:

FerrersLinda
12-29-2006, 02:50 PM
:speakles:

And you call me evil :eek:

Only because I know you are just that little bit more evil than me.:hug:

alisia
01-06-2007, 09:43 AM
Draw for Auckland is out

ROBREDO, Tommy ESP v RAMIREZ HIDALGO, Ruben ESP
MONFILS, Gael FRA v MARTIN, Alberto ESP
KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER v HORNA, Luis PER
QUALIFIER v HRBATY, Dominik SVK

NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN v ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
KING-TURNER, Daniel NZL v QUALIFIER
SERRA, Florent FRA v LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG v CALLERI, Agustin ARG

WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI v ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA v SIMON, Gilles FRA
GAUDIO, Gaston ARG v FERRER, David ESP

FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP v MASSU, Nicolas CHI
MAHUT, Nicolas FRA v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
QUALIFIER v FISH, Mardy USA
QUALIFIER v ANCIC, Mario CRO

*Ljubica*
01-06-2007, 10:48 AM
Hmmm - Gaudio - poor Elea :sad: Good Luck David!

Eléa
01-06-2007, 12:45 PM
I just saw the draw :sad: I'm very... confused yes... My n°1 against my n°2 :bigcry: it's hard for beginning the year.
I'm sorry, I won't cheer for David, but I think you will forgive me, you know how much i love my Gaston :o :hug:

*Ljubica*
01-06-2007, 01:25 PM
I just saw the draw :sad: I'm very... confused yes... My n°1 against my n°2 :bigcry: it's hard for beginning the year.
I'm sorry, I won't cheer for David, but I think you will forgive me, you know how much i love my Gaston :o :hug:

:hug: Of course we'll forgive you. I hate it when two faves play each other - I have to deal with JM against Calleri next week - though I would always cheer for JM! Take care :hug:

FerrersLinda
01-06-2007, 02:01 PM
Sorry Elea:hug: and it's ok you can cheer for Gaston I know how he is your #1 guy.

David also plays doubles with Almagro:ras:

Sue
01-06-2007, 02:17 PM
I just saw the draw :sad: I'm very... confused yes... My n°1 against my n°2 :bigcry: it's hard for beginning the year.
I'm sorry, I won't cheer for David, but I think you will forgive me, you know how much i love my Gaston :o :hug:



Argh!! NO! Like you say Eléa- what a terrible start to the year that your two top boys play each other......but at least there'll be LOTS of good photos for you in that match! Maybe a nice handshake/hug at the net at the end?
And of course you're forgiven :hug:

alisia
01-07-2007, 11:27 AM
STADIUM
Matches Start At: 11:00am

Kristof Vliegen v Janko Tipsarevic
followed by
Gaston Gaudio v David Ferrer
followed by
Jarkko Nieminen v Olivier Rochus
followed by
Gael Monfils v Alberto Martin


Not Before 7pm
Tommy Robredo v Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
followed by
Simon Aspelin/Chris Haggard v Agustin Calleri/Juan Ignacio Chela

There is a live stream for but it will be about midnight when David gets on court so depending on how tired I am I may watch a minute ot 2

Eléa
01-07-2007, 01:12 PM
There is a live stream for but it will be about midnight when David gets on court so depending on how tired I am I may watch a minute ot 2
What is the link to the live stream? I don't care about the lack of sleep, i want to suffer seeing my 2 favourites fighting against each others :bigcry:

alisia
01-07-2007, 01:18 PM
What is the link to the live stream? I don't care about the lack of sleep, i want to suffer seeing my 2 favourites fighting against each others :bigcry:

It's on the main gm page Elea

alisia
01-07-2007, 10:57 PM
Snr Ferrer is on the scoreboard & I'm so tired already I don't think i'll last too long :sad:

alisia
01-07-2007, 11:14 PM
It's going to be a fun match they both start off with a break :rolleyes:
Make that 3 breaks in a row!!!
Now make that 4 in row :rolleyes:
Obviously the serve is still very fragile
Gaston finally holds serve but that went to deuce :eek:

I'm off to bed

:wavey:

FerrersLinda
01-08-2007, 01:52 AM
It's going to be a fun match they both start off with a break :rolleyes:
Make that 3 breaks in a row!!!
Now make that 4 in row :rolleyes:
Obviously the serve is still very fragile
Gaston finally holds serve but that went to deuce :eek:

I'm off to bed

:wavey:

Well I've watched the whole thing and you should be happy you went to bed.:rolleyes:

Let's start of by saying: YIPPEE DAVID WON 7-6, 3-6, 2-6:bounce:

So I went to play tennis. Lost my first set like David 7-6 than tanked the second 6-1(it didn't cost me to much trouble though, I really honestly sucked:p ) and didn't shower at there to be home on time for the Ferrer-Gaudio match. When I got here the Vliegen-Tipsi match was still on so I went to walk Noodles. And I find that we still don't have running water.:eek:

Anyway I came back to witness a complete break-feast for the first 5 games. And an absolutely flat first set. They were both serving like old ladies and I've never seen so many unforced errors on both sides(including when I play:eek: ). Gaudio was screaming less than nice things in Spanish from the beginning of the match and he decided to break a racquet nice and early in the first set. Second set was :yawn: too but David started to play a bit better, moving somewhat less rusty while Gaston was chitchatting to Franco more and more. The poor boy foot-faulted a few times and even managed to make a joke about it. Third set Gaudio had already gone home and our David was up 5-0 when he decided that in true Ferrer fashion it would be to easy to just finish it of like that.:banghead: So Gaudio who was playing like he didn't care hit some good balls because I imagine he couldn't give a ratsa** anymore and finally David decided to close it out at 6-2.:D

Elea I really feel for you.:hug: But believe me I didn't enjoy this match to much either.:mad:

Rosie our beloved Javi was sitting sort of undercover so I saw him but no close ups.:sad: And David didn't look half bad in his boring new Lotto gear.:hearts:

RogiFan88
01-08-2007, 01:55 AM
David d Gaston 57 63 62!

*Ljubica*
01-08-2007, 06:28 AM
Linda - thanks for the report. Sounds like an - erm - interesting match and I'm very glad I didn't even attempt to stay up for it :rolleyes: Very pleased David won (first match of the season is always hard) - though why did he have to make such a meal of it :rolleyes: Javi sightings are always good - even undercover ones!

Elea :hug: Sorry sweetie.

alisia
01-08-2007, 06:48 AM
Well I've watched the whole thing and you should be happy you went to bed.:rolleyes:

Let's start of by saying: YIPPEE DAVID WON 7-6, 3-6, 2-6:bounce:

So I went to play tennis. Lost my first set like David 7-6 than tanked the second 6-1(it didn't cost me to much trouble though, I really honestly sucked:p ) and didn't shower at there to be home on time for the Ferrer-Gaudio match. When I got here the Vliegen-Tipsi match was still on so I went to walk Noodles. And I find that we still don't have running water.:eek:

Anyway I came back to witness a complete break-feast for the first 5 games. And an absolutely flat first set. They were both serving like old ladies and I've never seen so many unforced errors on both sides(including when I play:eek: ). Gaudio was screaming less than nice things in Spanish from the beginning of the match and he decided to break a racquet nice and early in the first set. Second set was :yawn: too but David started to play a bit better, moving somewhat less rusty while Gaston was chitchatting to Franco more and more. The poor boy foot-faulted a few times and even managed to make a joke about it. Third set Gaudio had already gone home and our David was up 5-0 when he decided that in true Ferrer fashion it would be to easy to just finish it of like that.:banghead: So Gaudio who was playing like he didn't care hit some good balls because I imagine he couldn't give a ratsa** anymore and finally David decided to close it out at 6-2.:D

Elea I really feel for you.:hug: But believe me I didn't enjoy this match to much either.:mad:

Rosie our beloved Javi was sitting sort of undercover so I saw him but no close ups.:sad: And David didn't look half bad in his boring new Lotto gear.:hearts:

I'm glad I went to bed then :D I had this horrible feeling when I woke up this morning that he'd lost :eek:

So on a scale of 1-10 how good does he look in the Lotto gear :devil:

Speak to you later I'm off to work I've been getting calls since 6.30 this morning 1 of the sites is running out of fuel :rolleyes:

FerrersLinda
01-08-2007, 11:47 AM
2007 Heineken Open - Order of Play

Tuesday, January 09, 2007
STADIUM start 11:00am
[Q]W Jun (KOR) vs [5]D Hrbaty (SVK)
[6]J Ferrero (ESP) vs N Massu (CHI)
J Del Potro (ARG) vs [7]A Calleri (ARG)
D King-Turner (NZL) vs [Q]J Monaco (ARG)

Not Before 7:00 PM
[Q]L Rosol (CZE) vs [2]M Ancic (CRO)
J Statham (NZL) & M Statham (NZL) vs D King-Turner (NZL) & J Nieminen (FIN)

COURT 4 start 11:00am
[8]S Wawrinka (SUI) vs N Almagro (ESP)
D Bracciali (ITA) & D Hrbaty (SVK) vs F Serra (FRA) & G Simon (FRA) - After suitable rest
N Almagro (ESP) & D Ferrer (ESP) vs M Garcia (ARG) & S Prieto (ARG)
O Rochus (BEL) & K Vliegen (BEL) vs A Martin (ESP) & N Massu (CHI)

COURT 6 start 11:00am
N Mahut (FRA) vs J Chela (ARG)
[Q]R Kendrick (USA) vs M Fish (USA)

FerrersLinda
01-08-2007, 11:52 AM
Rosie I will get to see your boy play tonight.:D I have figured out that he has also played in CR at the Copa Cafe in 2005 and got beaten by a Dutch guy in the final.

Ali on a scale from 1-10 David looks an 8 I would say. That's because he's David and not because of the Lotto gear. Only real positive I could find is that with the Lotto cap when he wears it the stupid velcro piece doesn't stick out.:rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
01-08-2007, 02:47 PM
Rosie I will get to see your boy play tonight.:D I have figured out that he has also played in CR at the Copa Cafe in 2005 and got beaten by a Dutch guy in the final.

Ali on a scale from 1-10 David looks an 8 I would say. That's because he's David and not because of the Lotto gear. Only real positive I could find is that with the Lotto cap when he wears it the stupid velcro piece doesn't stick out.:rolleyes:

Then blow him a big kiss and a :hug: from me please! And yes - think he did play in CR. Enjoy the tennis - wish I could stay up to watch the livestream too - but I'm not as brave as Elea and can't do it on a "work" night :sad:

FerrersLinda
01-08-2007, 05:37 PM
Then blow him a big kiss and a :hug: from me please! And yes - think he did play in CR. Enjoy the tennis - wish I could stay up to watch the livestream too - but I'm not as brave as Elea and can't do it on a "work" night :sad:

Consider it done!:)

anna10
01-08-2007, 05:44 PM
Just dropping in to say good fight from Ferrer today - it's one of the things I like best about him, even if it is stressful at times! (I'm actually a huge fan, just never post here.) It was a hard match for me as well, since Gaudio is another big favorite, and I really wanted to see him get off to a good start this year, I decided to just be happy with whoever got the win and pull for that one to win the whole thing.

Wish I'd known about the livestream before now, I probably could have watched, but will be sure to keep up with the schedule from here on out.

Good luck to David the rest of the week - would love to see him kick off 2007 with a title.

*Ljubica*
01-08-2007, 05:49 PM
Just dropping in to say good fight from Ferrer today - it's one of the things I like best about him, even if it is stressful at times! (I'm actually a huge fan, just never post here.) It was a hard match for me as well, since Gaudio is another big favorite, and I really wanted to see him get off to a good start this year, I decided to just be happy with whoever got the win and pull for that one to win the whole thing.

Wish I'd known about the livestream before now, I probably could have watched, but will be sure to keep up with the schedule from here on out.

Good luck to David the rest of the week - would love to see him kick off 2007 with a title.

Hi Anna :wavey: And thanks. Good to see you here.

FerrersLinda
01-08-2007, 06:03 PM
Just dropping in to say good fight from Ferrer today - it's one of the things I like best about him, even if it is stressful at times! (I'm actually a huge fan, just never post here.) It was a hard match for me as well, since Gaudio is another big favorite, and I really wanted to see him get off to a good start this year, I decided to just be happy with whoever got the win and pull for that one to win the whole thing.

Wish I'd known about the livestream before now, I probably could have watched, but will be sure to keep up with the schedule from here on out.

Good luck to David the rest of the week - would love to see him kick off 2007 with a title.

:wavey: Hi Anna, please drop by more often.

He did fight well and I think that's what attracts most of us to him. And his eyes of course.:hearts: This match though I think he mostly won by staying cool where Gaston lost it completely.:awww:

Sue
01-09-2007, 08:37 AM
Hi Anna- nice to see another David fan here! And yes- it would be fabulous for David to start the year with a title!

FerrersLinda
01-09-2007, 12:52 PM
I'm so frustrated:mad: it rained all day yesterday in Auckland so no livestream(well actually a real live stream haha:rolleyes: ) For today they have moved Del Potro/Calleri of cc. What makes them think I want to see Kendrick/Fish?:confused:

ORDER OF PLAY - Wednesday, January 10, 2007
STADIUM start 11:00am
(6)J Ferrero (ESP) vs N Massu (CHI)
D King-Turner (NZL) vs (Q)J Monaco (ARG)
(Q)L Rosol (CZE) vs (2)M Ancic (CRO)
Horna/Lapentti vs Monaco/Ramirez Hidalgo
Not Before 7:00 PM
(Q)R Kendrick (USA) vs M Fish (USA)
J Statham/M Statham vs King-Turner/Nieminen

COURT 4 start 11:00am
Coetzee/Wassen vs (2)Friedl/Kohlmann
(Q)W Jun vs (5)D Hrbaty (SVK)
O Rochus/Vliegen vs Martin/Massu
Almagro/Ferrer vs (3)Garcia/Prieto

COURT 6 start 11:00am
N Mahut (FRA) vs J Chela (ARG)
(8)S Wawrinka (SUI) vs N Almagro (ESP)
J Del Potro (ARG) vs (7)A Calleri (ARG)

COURT 7 start 1:00 pm
(4)Allegro/Lindstedt vs Pala/Skoch
Bracciali/Hrbaty vs Serra/Simon - After Suitable Rest

*Ljubica*
01-09-2007, 03:02 PM
I thought of you when I saw the OOP Linda :sad: But don't worry you'll see JMDP soon enough - you can cheer for him with me at RG :) Think the forecast for Auckland is pretty bad all week - so I'm just hoping they get it finished without too many back-to-back matches just prior to the AO.

FerrersLinda
01-09-2007, 05:59 PM
I thought of you when I saw the OOP Linda :sad: But don't worry you'll see JMDP soon enough - you can cheer for him with me at RG :) Think the forecast for Auckland is pretty bad all week - so I'm just hoping they get it finished without too many back-to-back matches just prior to the AO.

I think I jinxed the tourney by buying the livestream.:tape:

I'll be honored to cheer for JMDP with you at RG.:)

alisia
01-09-2007, 06:25 PM
I think I jinxed the tourney by buying the livestream.:tape:

I'll be honored to cheer for JMDP with you at RG.:)

Can you jinx Arsenal for me pleassssssssse :D

FerrersLinda
01-09-2007, 06:28 PM
Can you jinx Arsenal for me pleassssssssse :D

Uhhhh:scratch: how?

alisia
01-09-2007, 06:32 PM
Uhhhh:scratch: how?

I don't know be creative :o but can you do it quick the match starts in 15 mins :D

FerrersLinda
01-09-2007, 06:36 PM
I don't know be creative :o but can you do it quick the match starts in 15 mins :D

I know it starts in 15 minutes, who do you think you're talking too.:cool: I would be very surprised if we get it live on tv.

Does Liverpool really need my help? I though they are such an amazingly good team and not to mention were totally on top of Arsenal last match they played? Okay they lost but they were in control, kinda like Djokovic.:lol:

alisia
01-09-2007, 06:38 PM
I know it starts in 15 minutes, who do you think you're talking too.:cool: I would be very surprised if we get it live on tv.

Does Liverpool really need my help? I though they are such an amazingly good team and not to mention were totally on top of Arsenal last match they played? Okay they lost but they were in control, kinda like Djokovic.:lol:

We are stuffed we're playing the children :mad:

Sue
01-09-2007, 08:47 PM
We are stuffed we're playing the children :mad:


And to make it worse- my poor son is there watching it...the ticket was part of his Christmas present. First he got all the way there and the original tie was postponed because of fog and now this.....sigh. Poor lad. Poor Ali,

FerrersLinda
01-09-2007, 08:50 PM
And to make it worse- my poor son is there watching it...the ticket was part of his Christmas present. First he got all the way there and the original tie was postponed because of fog and now this.....sigh. Poor lad. Poor Ali,

:hug: poor them, but as a neutral bystander I have to say it was a great match.

Sue
01-09-2007, 08:52 PM
:hug: poor them, but as a neutral bystander I have to say it was a great match.


Yeah- it sounds like it was very entertaining......but poor Adam,he always seems to see them when they get beaten. Sigh.

FerrersLinda
01-10-2007, 11:42 AM
David and Nico won their doubles match 7-6(3), 4-6, 10-2 MTB:D

ORDER OF PLAY - Thursday, January 11, 2007

STADIUM start 11:00am
(1)T Robredo (ESP) vs A Martin (ESP)
D Bracciali (ITA) vs (3)D Ferrer (ESP)
M Fish (USA) vs (2)M Ancic (CRO)
After Suitable Rest - (1)T Robredo (ESP) or A Martin (ESP) vs P Kohlschreiber (GER) or (5)D Hrbaty (SVK) - Possible Court Change
Not Before 7:00 PM
N Massu (CHI) or J Chela (ARG) vs M Fish (USA) or (2)M Ancic (CRO)
(1)Aspelin/Haggard vs King-Turner/Nieminen

COURT 4 start 10:00 am
P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs (5)D Hrbaty (SVK)
O Rochus (BEL) vs (Q)J Monaco (ARG)
N Massu (CHI) vs J Chela (ARG)
After suitable Rest - N Almagro (ESP) or K Vliegen (BEL) vs D Bracciali (ITA) or (3)D Ferrer (ESP) - Possible Court Change

COURT 6 start 10:00 am
F Serra (FRA) vs (7)A Calleri (ARG)
N Almagro (ESP) vs K Vliegen (BEL)
After Suitable Rest - O Rochus (BEL) or (Q)J Monaco (ARG) vs F Serra (FRA) or (7)A Calleri (ARG) - Possible court change

anna10
01-10-2007, 03:20 PM
Thanks for the welcome everyone:-), and for the OOP for tomorrow.

Maybe Robredo-Martin will be a quick match and let me catch David before work tomorrow.

Doubling up on matches will be tough, but with AO coming up I imagine better to do it at this point in the tournament, with more time to recover before a GS kicks off, and as far as this field, at least it leaves everyone in the same position and not some getting the advantage on only one match per day.

Eléa
01-10-2007, 03:30 PM
Hola Anna, welcome here :wavey:

Chicas, I think you had guessed why i didn't come back here for some days... :rolleyes: Anyway... Good luck to David for his 2 matches today :hug: (no doubt he will have to play 2 matches ;) :angel: )

RogiFan88
01-10-2007, 03:56 PM
Vamos, David, just keep winning!

FerrersLinda
01-10-2007, 07:36 PM
Hola Anna, welcome here :wavey:

Chicas, I think you had guessed why i didn't come back here for some days... :rolleyes: Anyway... Good luck to David for his 2 matches today :hug: (no doubt he will have to play 2 matches ;) :angel: )

:hug:

FerrersLinda
01-10-2007, 11:59 PM
Ferrer wins 6-0, 6-1.:aparty:

Vliegen is next.

alisia
01-11-2007, 12:02 AM
Ferrer wins 6-0, 6-1.:aparty:

Vliegen is next.

And lets hope after his 21/2 hr marathon he's a little tired unlike David who hardly worked up a sweat!!!

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 03:56 AM
Here's the deal: I'm watching Hariboy getting his ass kicked by PK(wasn't that a chewing-gum brand:scratch: ) and the sugarboys are taking their time believe me.:rolleyes: When all of a sudden, completely out of the blue the David-Vliegen match pops up on the scoreboard.:cuckoo: David had already lost the first set 6-3 and is behind in the second. Thank God he has just realized I'm still here and because he can't let me down, he's now up 4-3 in the second.:) I take it he's still warming up and maybe Kristof is getting a bit tired by now.

VAMOS DAVID:bounce:

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 04:01 AM
And he takes the second set 6-3:bigclap:

Okay, I realize I'm talking to myself here so I'll :tape:

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 04:44 AM
:clap2:And he takes it 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 :woohoo:

Next up Chela or Fish. If Chela goes through we'll have Spanish-Argentine QFs:D because Robredo is through too.

Monaco and Calleri have just started but I'm to tired to watch it.:yawn: Off to bed I go.:wavey:

alisia
01-11-2007, 06:49 AM
And he takes the second set 6-3:bigclap:

Okay, I realize I'm talking to myself here so I'll :tape:

Believe it or not I was awake then but I was nice & warm under my duvet so i decided to stay there.

Good win for our boy hopefully it will be Chela next & the final of course will be an all Spannish affair :D

Sue
01-11-2007, 07:29 AM
Woooohooooo!
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Good win for our boy......fingers and everything crossed he can continue his great start!

anna10
01-11-2007, 10:45 AM
Two good wins; I'm going to have to put a big reminder on the computer to check out the livestream option for the next matches.

Not that I doubt David's ability to post such a convincing win, but I'm more use to him pushing the limits - was Bracciali *that* out of it or injured, or was David really just playing that well?

Even dropping the first set to Vliegen, the scores from the final two sets seem to say he got on track and didn't struggle too much to make the semis.

*Ljubica*
01-11-2007, 11:40 AM
Two good wins; I'm going to have to put a big reminder on the computer to check out the livestream option for the next matches.

Not that I doubt David's ability to post such a convincing win, but I'm more use to him pushing the limits - was Bracciali *that* out of it or injured, or was David really just playing that well?

Even dropping the first set to Vliegen, the scores from the final two sets seem to say he got on track and didn't struggle too much to make the semis.

Bracciali had a bad back I believe. I'm not sure, as it was the middle of the night for me so I didn't watch it. Linda could probably help you more when she gets here.

Eléa
01-11-2007, 11:44 AM
What a score against Bracciali! :lol: :yeah: David seems to be in a very good shape :)
As i read in the Vliegen's blog, on his first match of the day, Kristof played better in his last set against Almagro so i guess he kept on playing well on the first set against David but not well enough :devil:
I'm sorry for my "ex-husband" Kristof, but Congrats David :hug: :bigclap:
Now it's time for Fish, i wonder if i'll be able to see the match on my tv, or, at least a review on friday :rolleyes:

alisia
01-11-2007, 12:41 PM
Stadium
Matches start at 12:00 noon

Tommy Robredo(ESP) vs Augustin Calleri(ARG)

followed by

David Ferrer(ESP) vs Mardy Fish(USA)
followed by

Aspelin(SWE)/Haggard(RSA) or King-Turner(NZL)/Nieminen(FIN) vs
Petr Pala(CZE)/David Skoch(CZE)

Looks like another late one for me :eek: thou I may go to bed early then get up for his match

alisia
01-11-2007, 12:48 PM
Two good wins; I'm going to have to put a big reminder on the computer to check out the livestream option for the next matches.

Not that I doubt David's ability to post such a convincing win, but I'm more use to him pushing the limits - was Bracciali *that* out of it or injured, or was David really just playing that well?

Even dropping the first set to Vliegen, the scores from the final two sets seem to say he got on track and didn't struggle too much to make the semis.

Bracciali said in his pre-match interview he had a sore back & would only be able to role his serve in. The only game he won was a break of serve. As for Vliegen he had a long v Almagro & he had to come from behind in the 3rd so he probably ran out of gas.

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 01:19 PM
Like Ali and Rosie said, Bracciali had a bad back and didn't play 100%. In the second set David seemed to get a little :retard: by that. And possible he got tired of the commentators like Ali and I.:mad: Because he was starting to df a little more and hit a few more ufe.

The Vliegen match I didn't see because it wasn't on cc. But it looked like quite a fight until the last set when Vliegen had been on a tenniscourt for 41/2 hours so David put him out of his misery fast.:D

Can't believe Chela let Fish win.:eek: Anyway David has a 1-2 h2h against Fish. Last time they played was last year and David hooked him and before that way back in 2004 Fish won twice. So make of that what you want.

:bounce: :bounce: ANIMO DAVID

Sue
01-11-2007, 01:35 PM
HATE Fish...absolutely hate him , after he was vile to one of my friends in Madrid a few years ago.....so COME ON David....you've GOT to beat this guy. Revenge for the chicas!!

RogiFan88
01-11-2007, 08:45 PM
Vamos, David, another match to win on the way to the Auckland title!

[what is it w these weird guys doing well all of a sudden... I mean, Pescado Americano :ras:]

alisia
01-11-2007, 09:16 PM
Nooooooooo it's raining in Auckland :mad:

Sue
01-11-2007, 09:35 PM
Damn rain...must be so frustrating for the players.

alisia
01-11-2007, 09:37 PM
Damn rain...must be so frustrating for the players.

And for me it looks like I won't see him play tonight :sad:

Sue
01-11-2007, 09:40 PM
Me neither....I'm ready for my bed....again....maybe I'll wake up to another David win? Lets hope so. Night night ali x

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 10:00 PM
Nooooooooo it's raining in Auckland :mad:

:hysteric:

Me neither....I'm ready for my bed....again....maybe I'll wake up to another David win? Lets hope so. Night night ali x

Night Sue:wavey:

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 10:09 PM
It has stopped raining. But it will take 45 minutes for the court to dry.:rolleyes: Keep your fingers crossed.

alisia
01-11-2007, 10:17 PM
It has stopped raining. But it will take 45 minutes for the court to dry.:rolleyes: Keep your fingers crossed.

Looks like you will be on your own for David's match because it's 11.15 here so start at Midnight David won't be on court until 2am :eek: I kinda hope it's rained off for the day so I can watch both matches tomorrow night :o

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 10:19 PM
Looks like you will be on your own for David's match because it's 11.15 here so start at Midnight David won't be on court until 2am :eek: I kinda hope it's rained off for the day so I can watch both matches tomorrow night :o

Nooooo not good. We have to go to a dinner party tomorrow evening so I'll probably be missing the final. Please don't make me miss both matches.:sad:

alisia
01-11-2007, 10:23 PM
Nooooo not good. We have to go to a dinner party tomorrow evening so I'll probably be missing the final. Please don't make me miss both matches.:sad:

Ok you can see him tonight if you promise to get him into the final :D

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 10:29 PM
Ok you can see him tonight if you promise to get him into the final :D

You know I'm sitting here in my cheerleader outfit with my pompons ready to go.:clap2:

alisia
01-11-2007, 10:31 PM
You know I'm sitting here in my cheerleader outfit with my pompons ready to go.:clap2:

What an image I've just conjured up :devil: I'm in my pj's drinking a cup of herbal tea, I know I should go to bed but I'm wide awake :o

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 10:32 PM
What an image I've just conjured up :devil: I'm in my pj's drinking a cup of herbal tea, I know I should go to bed but I'm wide awake :o

:lol:

Stay up, I know you want to at least see your boy Tommy.:)

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 10:33 PM
Something to keep you awake.

alisia
01-11-2007, 10:36 PM
:lol:

Stay up, I know you want to at least see your boy Tommy.:)

I do but some of us have got to be at work in 81/2 hrs :mad:

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 10:41 PM
I do but some of us have got to be at work in 81/2 hrs :mad:

You'll be there on time, they will definitely have finished their matches by then.;)

Don't forget that I have important things to do to, like play tennis etc.:awww:

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 10:44 PM
I've just realized that Becks may be coming to my town.:D Because the US League plays CONCACAF and so does the CR Liga. We've actually had the Galaxy play here before in our little stadium. :woohoo:

David Beckham coming to a theater near you.:D

alisia
01-11-2007, 10:51 PM
I've just realized that Becks may be coming to my town.:D Because the US League plays CONCACAF and so does the CR Liga. We've actually had the Galaxy play here before in our little stadium. :woohoo:

David Beckham coming to a theater near you.:D

If he does I'm coming to visit :devil:

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 10:56 PM
If he does I'm coming to visit :devil:

So that's all it takes? I thought you had some serious reasons why you couldn't come and visit me even though you really wanted to come and see me. Now it turns out you only want to come if there's an incentive.:sad:

But I get you, I sooooo get you.:D

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 10:58 PM
:rain: again

I'm sorry Ali.:awww:

alisia
01-11-2007, 11:07 PM
:rain: again

I'm sorry Ali.:awww:

I'm going to bed then I may see some play when I get up in 61/2 hrs :D

I'll still watch the final because I like Tommy & Agustin even if the horrible Fish beats our boy which of course he won't.

:wavey:

FerrersLinda
01-11-2007, 11:08 PM
I'm going to bed then I may see some play when I get up in 61/2 hrs :D

I'll still watch the final because I like Tommy & Agustin even if the horrible Fish beats our boy which of course he won't.

:wavey:

Night night.:wavey:

Fish WILL NOT WIN:mad:

*Ljubica*
01-12-2007, 07:00 AM
As I am about to leave for work, David has won the 1st set 6-0 :eek: and it's on serve in the 2nd set. Vamos David :)

alisia
01-12-2007, 08:29 AM
:wavey:

David beat Fish 6-0 4-6 6-1 & will now face Tommy in the final :bounce: When I got up this morning Tommy was 4-0 up in the 2nd by the time I got out of the shower & had my breakfast David was on & 3-0 up in the 1st :D When I left for work he'd won the 1st set 6-0 however when I got to work he was just losing the 2nd set but he breezed thru the 3rd :D

alisia
01-12-2007, 09:07 AM
Saturday, January 13, 2007

STADIUM - 1:00 PM

Tommy ROBREDO (ESP) vs David FERRER (ESP)

followed by

Simon ASPELIN (SWE)/Chris HAGGARD (RSA) vs Jeff COETZEE (RSA)/Rogier WASSEN (NED)

Another late one for me :D

FerrersLinda
01-12-2007, 12:19 PM
:woohoo:VAMOS DAVID :woohoo:

Wow what a great start to the season.:) A muppet-final!

I check so many times yesterday and even got up from bed to check twice but it kept raining. So I didn't see a thing.:sad:

I have to go to a dinner-party tonight, but I'm thinking of some great excuse to arrive very late.:devil: Or maybe a little rain so I'll be able to watch it when I come home. You girls can all sleep in on saturday so that won't bother you either right?;)

FerrersLinda
01-12-2007, 12:31 PM
The AO draw is out

Ivan Ljubicic CRO (4) vs. Mardy Fish USA
Nicolas Mahut FRA vs. Juan Monaco ARG
Stefan Koubek AUT vs. Wayne Arthurs AUS
QUALIFIER vs. Agustin Calleri ARG (30)

Radek Stepanek CZE (20)vs. Michael Llodra FRA
Lukas Dlouhy CZE vs. QUALIFIER
Thomas Johansson SWE vs. QUALIFIER
Kristian Pless DEN vs. David Ferrer (16)

Mario Ancic CRO (9)vs. Go Soeda JPN
Joachim Johansson SWE vs. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP
Vincent Spadea USA vs. Igor Andreev RUS
Jiri Vanek CZE vs. Dominik Hrbaty SVK (22)

Marat Safin RUS (26)vs. Benjamin Becker GER
QUALIFIER vs. Paradorn Srichaphan THA
Marc Gicquel FRA vs. Alun Jones AUS
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA vs. Andy Roddick USA (6)

alisia
01-12-2007, 12:46 PM
:woohoo:VAMOS DAVID :woohoo:

Wow what a great start to the season.:) A muppet-final!

I check so many times yesterday and even got up from bed to check twice but it kept raining. So I didn't see a thing.:sad:

I have to go to a dinner-party tonight, but I'm thinking of some great excuse to arrive very late.:devil: Or maybe a little rain so I'll be able to watch it when I come home. You girls can all sleep in on saturday so that won't bother you either right?;)

Believe me I was pleasently suprised to find him on my computer this morning ;) I'm planning on staying in bed all day tomorrow to catch up on my sleep ahead of next week :o
What I saw of his match he played pretty much like he did Wednesday night but without the dbl faults :D obviously Javi had him practicing.
My boy's off tonight & was hoping to go out but I told him I'd a prior engagement with 2 gorgeous boys :devil: I wonder if the Sydney final will be on at the sametime so I can hopefully see Carlos win as well?

anna10
01-12-2007, 02:02 PM
Nice job to reach the final. Fish is one of those players I just totally destest, who can usually make me pull for players I normally wouldn't, so coming against him makes it that much better.

Good luck tomorrow against Tommy! I've given up on the livestream, but maybe I'll be able to hold out to at least follow on livescore.

RogiFan88
01-12-2007, 02:34 PM
Vamos, David! Time to win your first hc title!!!! Cheering for you!

LaTenista
01-12-2007, 03:17 PM
Vamos David! :bounce:

Sue
01-12-2007, 09:26 PM
OMG! I'm so excited! VAMOS DAVID!!!!
PS Nice to see you back Isa!

alisia
01-12-2007, 10:56 PM
Well it's not raining. They've just been in the dressing room & David was still getting ready :devil: Saw Javi & Tommy was just warming up

Tommy has just said David is his best friend so he'll be happy if he wins

FerrersLinda
01-12-2007, 11:03 PM
Well it's not raining. They've just been in the dressing room & David was still getting ready :devil: Saw Javi & Tommy was just warming up

Tommy has just said David is his best friend so he'll be happy if he wins

Hola:wavey:

They've been in the dressing room:eek: ofcourse I missed that.:mad:

That's the spirit Tommy, how about handing it to David nice and quick?:aplot: