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You Better Run, You Better Take Cover - Cuz Fernando's Coming To The Land Down Under!

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 07:37 PM
VAMOS FERNANDO!

:bounce:

Buena suerte sweetie!

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 07:38 PM
In case you all can't figure out where the title comes from, its from the Men At Work song:

Traveling in a fried-out combie
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said,

Do you come from a land down under?
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.

Buying bread from a man in brussels
He was six foot four and full of muscles
I said, do you speak-a my language?
He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
And he said,

I come from a land down under
Where beer does flow and men chunder
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.

Lying in a den in bombay
With a slack jaw, and not much to say
I said to the man, are you trying to tempt me
Because I come from the land of plenty?
And he said,

Oh! do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)
Where women glow and men plunder?
Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
You better run, you better take cover.

Okay, I've finally lost it. :lol:

GonzoFan
01-12-2006, 08:18 PM
LOL NicoFan! :lol: :hug:

It's a great thread title! :worship: I love it !!! :yeah:

VAMOS FEÑA IN THE AUSSIE OPEN !!!! :bounce:

BUENA SUERTE !!!!

GonzoFan
01-12-2006, 08:29 PM
here's the list of the seeds

1. Roger Federer, Suiza
2. Andy Roddick, Estados Unidos
3. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia
4. David Nalbandian, Argentina
5. Nikolay Davydenko, Rusia
6. Guillermo Coria, Argentina
7. Ivan Ljubicic, Croacia
8. Gastón Gaudio, Argentina
9. Fernando González, Chile
10. Thomas Johansson, Suecia
11. David Ferrer, España
12. Dominik Hrbaty, Eslovaquia
13. Robby Ginepri, Estados Unidos
14. Richard Gasquet, Francia
15. Juan Carlos Ferrero, España
16. Tommy Robredo, España
17. Radek Stepanek, Rep. Checa
18. Mario Ancic, Croacia
19. Tomas Berdych, Rep. Checa
20. James Blake, Estados Unidos
21. Nicolas Kiefer, Alemania
22. Gael Monfils, Francia
23. Igor Andreev, Rusia
24. Olivier Rochus, Bélgica
25. Sebastien Grosjean, Francia
26. Jarkko Nieminen, Finlandia
27. Taylor Dent, Estados Unidos
28. Fernando Verdasco, España
29. Filippo Volandri, Italia
30. Max Mirnyi, Bielorrusia
31. Feliciano López, España
32. Carlos Moyá, España

enqvistfan
01-12-2006, 09:03 PM
Yes, great title, thanks Nicofan :hug:
I don't know the song :(

NicoFan
01-12-2006, 09:49 PM
Glad you like it. :)

Oh Val. :eek: I feel so old. :lol: Its an 80s band.

I have no idea where to hear music online but I know on amazon it lets you hear about 15 seconds of the song.

Here's the link for Men at Work, Super Hits, scroll down to Listen To Samples, look for the song Down Under. You can hear it in Windows or Real Player.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004WK3X/qid=1137105850/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/002-7079794-5568057?s=music&v=glance&n=5174

Fergie
01-12-2006, 09:59 PM
Vamos Feña!!! :bounce:

enqvistfan
01-12-2006, 10:12 PM
Glad you like it. :)

Oh Val. :eek: I feel so old. :lol: Its an 80s band.

I have no idea where to hear music online but I know on amazon it lets you hear about 15 seconds of the song.

Here's the link for Men at Work, Super Hits, scroll down to Listen To Samples, look for the song Down Under. You can hear it in Windows or Real Player.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004WK3X/qid=1137105850/sr=1-4/ref=sr_1_4/002-7079794-5568057?s=music&v=glance&n=5174


Thanks for the link. I didn't know that song, but sounds nice :) You are not old, don't worry :)

The main draw will be very soon, later tonight. I hope Fernando will be lucky for once, hope he won't be in Roger's draw. I hope Fernando and Carlos will be in the same draw, I won't need to stay up all the nights !! Many wishes :lol: I'll dream of a good draw :zzz:

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 12:19 AM
Draw is out!

Fernando got a QUALIFIER in the first round. :woohoo:

Second round is the winner of Clement/Matheiu. Difficult, but doable.

Here's the link:

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/draws/ms/r1s2.html

Sparko1030
01-13-2006, 12:59 AM
Glad you like it. :)

Oh Val. :eek: I feel so old. :lol: Its an 80s band.


I had the same reaction when I read Val's post! Didn't know whether to :haha: or :bigcry:. It doesn't seem that long ago.... ;)
The thread title is sure to bring Fernando good luck for Oz-he already got a decent (that is not too sucky) of a draw.

FelipeMIA89
01-13-2006, 01:23 AM
VAMOS GONZO!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!

GonzoFan
01-13-2006, 03:36 AM
here's the complete draw

(1)FEDERER, Roger SUI vs (WC)ISTOMIN, Denis UZB
LEE, Hyung-Taik KOR vs MAYER, Florian GER
qualifier vs SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA
ASCIONE, Thierry FRA vs (30)MIRNYI, Max BLR

(24)ROCHUS, Olivier BEL vs (WC)LLODRA, Michael FRA
MINAR, Ivo CZEvs (WC)LUCZAK, Peter AUS
GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA vs DJOKOVIC, Novak SCG
HAAS, Tommy GER vs (14)GASQUET, Richard FRA

(12)HRBATY, Dominik SVK vs qualifier
qualifier vs NORMAN, Dick BEL
qualifier vs SLUITER, Raemon NED
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs (23)ANDREEV, Igor RUS

(29)VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA vs (WC)HEALEY, Nathan AUS
STARACE, Potito ITA vs (WC)DELIC, Amer USA
qualifier vs KIM, Kevin USA
KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO vs (5)DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS

(3)HEWITT, Lleyton AUS vs VIK, Robin CZE
MURRAY, Andy GBR vs CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
ROCHUS, Christophe BEL vs VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN vs (28)VERDASCO, Fernando ESP

(21)KIEFER, Nicolas GER vs SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
ARTHURS, Wayne AUS vs PASHANSKI, Boris SCG
SEPPI, Andreas ITA vs qualifier
ZIB, Tomas CZE vs (15)FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP

(9)GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI vs qualifier
CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA vs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG vs PHAU, Bjorn GER
HORNA, Luis PER vs (22)MONFILS, Gael FRA

(25)GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA vs (WC)PHILIPPOUSSIS, Mark AUS
LISNARD, Jean-Rene FRA vs MONACO, Juan ARG
MARIN, Juan Antonio CRC vs MARTIN, Alberto ESP
HANESCU, Victor ROM vs (6)CORIA, Guillermo ARG

(8)GAUDIO, Gaston ARG vs SABAU, Razvan ROM
qualifier vs SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA vs SPADEA, Vincent USA
PAVEL, Andrei ROM vs (32)MOYA, Carlos ESP

(18)ANCIC, Mario CRO vs CALLERI, Agustin ARG
HERNYCH, Jan CZE vs VICENTE, Fernando ESP
BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA vs qualifier
SERRA, Florent FRA vs (11)FERRER, David ESP

(16)ROBREDO, Tommy ESP vs VANEK, Jiri CZE
HENMAN, Tim GBR vs TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS
qualifier vs WASKE, Alexander GER
ACASUSO, Jose ARG vs (20)BLAKE, James USA

(26)NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN vs (WC)KIMMICH, Marc AUS
ZABALETA, Mariano ARG vs WANG, Yeu-Tzuoo TPE
WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI vs MONTANES, Albert ESP
qualifier vs (4)NALBANDIAN, David ARG

(7)LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO vs (WC)GUCCIONE, Chris AUS
DLOUHY, Lukas CZE vs KOHLSCHREIBER, Philipp GER
MELLO, Ricardo BRA vs MULLER, Gilles LUX
BEHREND, Tomas GER vs (31) LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP

(19)BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs REYNOLDS, Bobby USA
qualifier vs MASSU, Nicolas CHI
MALISSE, Xavier BEL vs YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA vs (10)JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE

(13)GINEPRI, Robby USA vs MELZER, Jurgen AUT
BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE vs qualifier
GIMELSTOB, Justin USA vs BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
qualifier vs (17)STEPANEK, Radek CZE

(27)DENT, Taylor USA vs GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP
DANIEL, Marcos BRA vs qualifier
MOODIE, Wesley RSA vs HERNANDEZ, Oscar ESP
qualifier vs (2)RODDICK, Andy USA

GonzoFan
01-13-2006, 03:37 AM
BUENA SUERTE GONZO !!!!

VAMOS !!!!!

:rocker2:

GonzoFan
01-13-2006, 03:44 AM
Monfils third round ... that guy could be dangerous ...

and we could have a re-match between Gonzo and Coria :lol: that would be a great match :yeah:

I see QF as a very realistic ... and he could play against Lleyton ... :sad: if they have to face each other that would be a really hard match for me :sad: But I will always support Gonzo first :D

+alonso
01-13-2006, 05:54 AM
I'm really nervous about Fernando's condition! Let's hope he's ok for the AO!
I want him to feel good and then start thinking about his rivals for the AO!
Thankfully he got a Qualifier as well as Nico! :D

GonzoFan
01-13-2006, 06:05 AM
I'm really nervous about Fernando's condition! Let's hope he's ok for the AO!
I want him to feel good and then start thinking about his rivals for the AO!
Thankfully he got a Qualifier as well as Nico! :D

I'm still kinda worry about his shoulder but he said it was nothing to worry about so hope everything's ok ;)

I saw that Nico got a qualifier, that's great ;) but second round Berdych :scared:

enqvistfan
01-13-2006, 06:02 PM
I really hope his shoulder will be ok. I hope he'll win the first round, because then, I'm sure to have him on French tv, possible second round vs a French, and possible third round vs a French. I was sure he would be again in Federer's draw.
Vamos Fernando :bounce:

Fergie
01-13-2006, 09:17 PM
No a bad draw ... Vamos Feña! :bounce:

Conita
01-14-2006, 12:02 AM
im happy now :D
both Nico and Fe;a had a fairly easy start!
so that always a good thing :)

unlike poor richy... still cant get over that

anyways


AGUANTE GONZALEZ Y MASSU


hey check out the cheering thread in the AO thread :D

GonzoFan
01-14-2006, 05:33 AM
First Round

Fernando Gonzalez vs Alex Bogomolov Jr.

I think I saw him playing in the USO against Nalby ... but only watched part of the last set.
I don't really know his game ... if someone here knows more about his game could tell us a little bit about it, please :)

+alonso
01-14-2006, 05:36 AM
I think it's a big server or something.. volley and stuff

GonzoFan
01-14-2006, 05:46 AM
This year he has only play in a challenger in New Caledonia and lost in the QFs
(beat Paul Capdeville in the second round :mad: ) but he won the doubles title.

I don't know anything else about him :shrug:

enqvistfan
01-14-2006, 07:18 AM
unlike poor richy... still cant get over that


I know Conita & Gonzofan, you like Richy. We won't cheer for the same player during that match.

Fernando Gonzalez vs Alex Bogomolov Jr.

I think I saw him playing in the USO against Nalby ... but only watched part of the last set.
I don't really know his game ... if someone here knows more about his game could tell us a little bit about it, please

I don't know Bogomolov, except the name.

Anyway, it's possible. Good luck Fernando :bounce:

Anyone has an idea which part will start the tournament ?

Tricky_Forehand
01-14-2006, 07:21 AM
Alex is NOT a big server (although he serves well) nor does he volley exclusively. You might be thinking of Bogdanovic :rolleyes: . Alex plays more of an all-court game. He's getting better at the net though he does prefer to stay back. His FH is his best shot though he can hit any shot any time.

As for "third round in New Caledonia" that translates into QFs. And he was the strongest player in Quallies.

enqvistfan
01-14-2006, 08:21 AM
Thank you tennis 724 for the interesting news :)

enqvistfan
01-14-2006, 08:23 AM
Anyone has an idea which part will start the tournament ?

I'll reply to my own question :lol: Fernando will play on tuesday :)

GonzoFan
01-14-2006, 03:52 PM
I know Conita & Gonzofan, you like Richy. We won't cheer for the same player during that match.

I know ... :sad: saw in your signature that you are supporting Haas.
Poor Richie ... he is so unlucky :bigcry:
He needed someone "easy" to face in the first so he could start getting some of his confidence back.

well ... but we will always cheer together for Gonzo !!! :D :lol:

GonzoFan
01-14-2006, 03:57 PM
Thank you so much for all the information, tennis724 :yeah:
so sweet of you to come here and tell us more about Alex. ;)

NicoFan
01-14-2006, 05:02 PM
Gracias Tennis724!

I don't think that Fernando will have problems with Alex.

Buena suerte FER!!!

GonzoFan
01-14-2006, 07:16 PM
Gracias Tennis724!

I don't think that Fernando will have problems with Alex.

Buena suerte FER!!!

Let's hope he won't have problems against him :D


Yesterday I was watching the news and they said that Horacio said that he was really worried about Gonzo's shoulder and he hoped the shoulder will be healed in the next 48 hours :scared:

I don't know if this is true cause I haven't read any interview with Horacio in the last week.
Sometimes I don't believe the press cause they always like to make BIG PROBLEMS out of a tiny thing ...

I'm so confused :shrug:

olimpo
01-14-2006, 07:45 PM
That doesn't sound good and I've to say that I'm really worried. Also the news from yesterday that he went to see a doctor sounded to me that it could be more serious than he thought/said in Auckland.

Thanks for posting all the info GonzoFan. I have been checking the newspapers all day, but couldn't find anything. Hope there'll be some good news soon - I so hope he's okay. He just has to be okay......




I'm really nervous about Fernando's condition! Let's hope he's ok for the AO!
I want him to feel good and then start thinking about his rivals for the AO!


I second that Alonso. At the moment I really don't care about the draw. I just want him to be healthy.

NicoFan
01-14-2006, 08:52 PM
Yesterday I was watching the news and they said that Horacio said that he was really worried about Gonzo's shoulder and he hoped the shoulder will be healed in the next 48 hours :scared:

I don't know if this is true cause I haven't read any interview with Horacio in the last week.
Sometimes I don't believe the press cause they always like to make BIG PROBLEMS out of a tiny thing ...


That is worrisome. Hopefully there will be something in the papers - at least it would be in a couple places so there confirmation.

:sad:

I hope that they are careful. While its a Slam, they shouldn't take any chances. He could end up out for awhile if he plays and hurts the shoulder more. Look what happened to Nico last year at the Oz Open - his foot hurt, but he played anyway, and then ended up with a stress fracture in his foot. But Fernando has a better team with him than Nico did last year so hopefully common sense will prevail. Horacio is a smart guy. He'll tell it to Fernando like it is.

GonzoFan
01-14-2006, 09:30 PM
I think all we can do now is wait for the newspapers tomorrow and see if there's something about Feña's shoulder and I'll also watch the news today night to see if they say something more.

FelipeMIA89
01-14-2006, 10:37 PM
I hope all this is false... I hope GONZO feels better soon for the AO... If he dosent he should stay offcourt... Everybody pray that GONZOs pain on the shoulder is only minor... VAMOS FENA!!

GonzoFan
01-15-2006, 04:44 AM
I found this little article

“Feña” González cuida su hombro para el Abierto de Australia

Con la incertidumbre por la dolencia en un hombro (una sobrecarga física, según su técnico Horacio de la Peña) el tenista nacional Fernando González inició sus prácticas en Melbourne de cara a la disputa del primer Grand Slam del año, el Abierto de Australia. En todo caso, “Destructor” realizó un entrenamiento suave. En su calidad de noveno cabeza de serie del torneo, el nacional debutará ante un tenista proveniente de la qualy.

sorry, but I don't have time to translate it now but if anybody else doesn't do it I'll do it as soon as I can.

olimpo
01-15-2006, 06:47 AM
I found this little article

“Feña” González cuida su hombro para el Abierto de Australia

Con la incertidumbre por la dolencia en un hombro (una sobrecarga física, según su técnico Horacio de la Peña) el tenista nacional Fernando González inició sus prácticas en Melbourne de cara a la disputa del primer Grand Slam del año, el Abierto de Australia. En todo caso, “Destructor” realizó un entrenamiento suave. En su calidad de noveno cabeza de serie del torneo, el nacional debutará ante un tenista proveniente de la qualy.

sorry, but I don't have time to translate it now but if anybody else doesn't do it I'll do it as soon as I can.

Thanks GonzoFan - here's the tranlation:


Feña González takes care of his shoulder for the Australian Open

With the uncertainty by the ailment in a shoulder (a physical overload, according to its technician Horacio de la Peña) the national tennis player Fernando González initiated his practices in Melbourne facing the dispute of the first Grand Slam of the year, the Australian Open. In any case, “Destructor” made a smooth training. In his quality as ninth seed of the tournament, the national will make debut against a tennis player originating of qualy.

Get well soon Fernando :hug:

enqvistfan
01-15-2006, 07:58 AM
Thanks everyone for the news and for the translation Olimpo :)
I really hope he'll get well soon. I totally agree, if he's shoulder isn't ok, he shouldn't play, I don't want to see him out for several months. :hug: Fernando !!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-15-2006, 03:07 PM
If his shoulder isn't that good,I prefer him to withdraw in AO. :awww:
Anyway,good luck to dear Teddy Bear! :hug:

GonzoFan
01-15-2006, 05:28 PM
nothing in the newspapers today! :mad:

but if we see the bright side maybe that means that there isn't much to worry about ... :shrug:

FelipeMIA89
01-15-2006, 07:31 PM
thats true GONZOfan, I hope GONZO is alright...

RogiFan88
01-15-2006, 08:58 PM
nothing in the newspapers today! :mad:

but if we see the bright side maybe that means that there isn't much to worry about ... :shrug:

GonzoFan, as Rogelio says: "No news is GOOD news!"

Let's hope so!! I SO want Fena to do well at the AO.

FelipeMIA89
01-15-2006, 09:01 PM
Me too Rogifan! I think GONZO deserves to do well at the AO. I hope everything is fine with him...;)

enqvistfan
01-16-2006, 06:08 AM
Yes, we stay positive, the news must be good :)

enqvistfan
01-16-2006, 06:11 AM
Schedule of play for tomorrow :

Court MCA

Fernando 3rd match of the day, so a long night for us !!!

GonzoFan
01-16-2006, 07:24 AM
I HAVE GREAT NEWS !!!! :yeah:

Hans Gildemeister - DC Captain said in an interview that he talked with Gonzo about his shoulder and Gonzo told him that it was nothing important and he is completely fine !!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: !!!!!
this is so great !!!! I was so worried about his shoulder but know I'm so happy !!! :D

Hope he takes a lot of care of that shoulder! and stays healthy!

If I read or hear something more I'll tell inmediately ;)

FelipeMIA89
01-16-2006, 12:06 PM
woohoooooooo GONZO is fine!! Those are awesome news!! VAMOS!!

DhammaTiger
01-16-2006, 12:09 PM
Buena Suerte Fena :)

Fergie
01-16-2006, 02:03 PM
Vamos Feña! :bounce:

RogiFan88
01-16-2006, 03:04 PM
OK, Fena is fine so let's

VAMOS, FENA!!!!!!

He's on the "latino" court, MCA after the Weasel and a WTA match, followed by Juanqui.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-16-2006, 05:07 PM
I'm so sure they won't broadcast this match, :o so just hope Feña will win very very fast! :angel:

enqvistfan
01-16-2006, 05:21 PM
Great news. Buena suerte. Don't think we'll have the match on tv, but I'll stay up to follow the match on the net !! I have some work to do to make me wait :) Vamos Fernando, you are the best :bounce:

NicoFan
01-16-2006, 05:36 PM
That's great news GonzoFan! :bounce:

Buena suerte FERNANDO!

I'm sure he'll win it easily.

GonzoFan
01-16-2006, 06:20 PM
ESPN+ said that they'll show the match :D
Do you think that we should create a scores thread for Gonzo's matches here in his forum or do you prefer to go to the Australian Open thread and see the scores there ?
Sometimes is more fun to go to the tournament thread and follow the scores there but also sometimes people are so mean when a player is losing ... so I don't know what's better :shrug:

olimpo
01-16-2006, 06:39 PM
ESPN+ said that they'll show the match :D
Do you think that we should create a scores thread for Gonzo's matches here in his forum or do you prefer to go to the Australian Open thread and see the scores there ?
Sometimes is more fun to go to the tournament thread and follow the scores there but also sometimes people are so mean when a player is losing ... so I don't know what's better :shrug:

How great for you GonzoFan :D

I definitely prefer it here in Fernando’s forum so we could focus together on his match and we would be away from the betting people who only care about money and not about the players.

And if someone with coverage could join us here to give us some extra info besides the plain scores we get from the AO site that would be fantastic and I think I’d be a lot more relaxed ;)

olimpo
01-16-2006, 07:22 PM
Don't think we'll have the match on tv, but I'll stay up to follow the match on the net !!

Same here most probably nothing on TV but I won't stay up all night. I'll go to bed soon :zzz: and will get up at about 5am my time which should be early enough for the match.

Best of luck, Fernando :kiss:

¡Vamos! :bigclap:

Sparko1030
01-16-2006, 08:09 PM
Great news from Gonzofan! So a big VAMOS to Fernando tonight!!! :rocker: (for me its tonight anyway) I should be up for it unless it starts a lot later than thought like Nico's yesterday

enqvistfan
01-16-2006, 08:22 PM
Same here most probably nothing on TV but I won't stay up all night. I'll go to bed soon :zzz: and will get up at about 5am my time which should be early enough for the match.

Best of luck, Fernando :kiss:

¡Vamos! :bigclap:

I have an idea of which match we are both going to have on tv Olimpo :lol:

RogiFan88
01-16-2006, 08:51 PM
It w be great for Fena to avenge Nico's loss!

VAMOS, OSITO!!!!

enqvistfan
01-16-2006, 11:09 PM
On eurosport France, no Fernando :( They start with Pierce, I'm very happy :lol: we could have Roger instead. Well.. no comment !! I'll follow the match on the net, it will be very stressy !!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-17-2006, 09:26 AM
Lost in five sets,have a nice rest.

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 12:06 PM
I just got into work and saw the score because I couldn't stay up for the match last night - it was in the middle of the night for me.

I feel like crying - if I were home, I would be crying. I can't believe the score. Just can't.

:bigcry:

I don't want either of my boys to go Down Under anymore. Nothing good ever happens to them there. Nothing. :sad:

enqvistfan
01-17-2006, 12:15 PM
I'm back from my lunch break, and I'm still sad, maybe this evening, I'll feel better.
I hope that if his shoulder is not ok, he won't think to play the doubles. He has big events to play (Vina, Davis Cup). Too unfair that he lost !!

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 12:58 PM
He isn't playing doubles.

I hope it isn't his shoulder.

I'm so sad, I just feel numb - first Nico, then Fernando.

:sad:

Sparko1030
01-17-2006, 01:15 PM
:tears: So sad....AO s*cks :ras: I don't even want to wish the rest of the players I like luck for fear of jinxing them...

How long till Vina? Of course that could suck too as my two favs are Chilean and I will want them both to win after having sucky AO results...I better stop posting till I'm in a better mood! :p

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 01:34 PM
Here's an article from latercera.cl:

Fernando González (12º) wants to forget as quickly as possible its unexpected rout in the first return of the Australian Open before the qualy American Alex Bogomolov (202º), that according to confindenció after the match, itself due to his physical problems.

"Never it had felt me so badly in a court. If it had played al 60 percent of my play would not have that to have lost", assured the Gonzalez in statements after the match.

The Chilean fell in a maratónico parted of more than four hours with partial of 4-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-7 (3) and 7-5 when al first arrived Grand Slam of the season as the ninth favorite to be judged the tournament.

As it commented, does more than one month that drags a problem in the shoulder that has impeded him to practice with normality, something that finally was noted in the course of the play.

"I carry four or five days without doing services, and my play is based a lot in that", said González, who today finished with a poor registration of 55 percent of success with its first one remove.

On the incidents with Bogomolov, to whom faced after the American celebrated too much the obtaining of a point, the main racquet of the country was shown cautious.

"In those moments one any thing says, but then is passed and already is", affirmed Gonzalez in cold.

On their next challenge, González announced that next to Nicolas Massú, who also said good-bye before a player left the classifications in the first round, they decided to be withdrawn of the double to take care of the shoulder.

"One must analyze what happened, but the best is to forget it", finished saying the santiaguino after a painful rout in the first one Grand Slam of the season.

RogiFan88
01-17-2006, 02:52 PM
I'm so sad for Fena... I wanted him to do well at AO... anyone see this match to report on it? I'll check the scoring thread and cry... ouahh!!!! :sad:

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 03:19 PM
I would like to hear from someone who saw it too - Viva Chile had a brief report on GM but it was only on the almost fight between the two. I hope Fernando pounds that kid the next time they play - in both ways. :devil: But I would like to hear more about the actual match - which is the most important thing. The other stuff is just the same 'ol passionate stuff from a long match.

olimpo
01-17-2006, 04:52 PM
I would like to hear from someone who saw it too - Viva Chile had a brief report on GM but it was only on the almost fight between the two. I hope Fernando pounds that kid the next time they play - in both ways. :devil: But I would like to hear more about the actual match - which is the most important thing. The other stuff is just the same 'ol passionate stuff from a long match.

Read the new scores thread created by GonzoFan and there you'll find all you need to know. I don't know how our brave GonzoFan survived to call that match. GonzoFan: :worship: :hug: Fernando not only called the trainer for the shoulder he also had a bad fall and he needed medical attention after that.......do I need to say more :bigcry:

I'm finally at home now after this horrible day and will try to recover........

I just hope Fernando's okay and that it is nothing serious with the shoulder.

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 05:59 PM
Its 25 pages! :eek: :lol: Its going take awhile.

That was great of GonzoFan to do that. :hug:

And :hug: for all Fernando's fan. What a shitty match.

GonzoFan
01-17-2006, 07:00 PM
First of all, I wanted to say sorry for leaving yesterday without saying good bye or telling you anything more about the match but I was devastated and couldn't even write ... I just wanted to go to bed and cry.

I see that everyone is talking about the fight in GM.
It's the first time I see Gonzo so angry on court :scared: but if you want to know what really happened go to the Scores thread and read my last post.
I really thought they were going to get into a huge fight :scared: I was so scared.
It seems that Gonzo wanted to go to the lockers room and fight after the match.

It wasn't a match that showed good tennis but it was exciting (horrible from my point of view and my nerves were killing me)
During the whole match for both was hard to hold serve!
After the first set everything was ok, Gonzo won it and didn't show problems with his shoulder but then after the second set he had to call the trainer.
And from the third to the fifth set he had cramps in his legs and kept exercinsing both legs and one moment (it was so heartbreaker) Gonzo had like a cramp and first he touched his leg, then less than a second later touched it again and in the third time he touched his leg and fell in the floor and hit the bad leg and part of his head and two people helped him and Bogomolov went to see what happened. After that, the trainer gave him some massages and he started playing again.

The last two sets were so intense. Both yelling the points, the crowd was crazy and then came the fight and everything.

Gonzo himself said it, if he had played a 60% of his tennis he would have won but it is the first time I see him so unconfortable and bad in a match and when I say bad I'm not talking that he was playing too bad but HE was feeling awful and everyone could see that.

Conclusion: it was a heartbreaker and nerves killer match...

I don't know what else to say ...

If someone has doubts about something or wants to know something more just tell.

Sparko1030
01-17-2006, 07:50 PM
After reading Gonzofan's report I think perhaps it may be a blessing in disguise that Fernando lost...playing 5 sets so early in the season (and Fena looks to be quite fit these days too) must be a physical strain on all the players really. I would hate even more to see him win but then have to pull out of a later match with an injury. Its little consolation I know but its all I've got! And I was trying to be neutral on the GM thread since I hadn't read thru Gonzofan's scoring thread but it really sounds like Bogmolov was a jerk-I knew Fena wouldn't have gotten so mad over nothing. What an all over awful match for him and those who care about him. It will take a bit to get over this one...

And again Gonzofan :hug: you were very brave to keep going on the scoreing thread with all that happened.

NicoFan
01-17-2006, 10:20 PM
Gracias again GonzoFan :hug:

Sparko is right - you definitely were very brave to stay with the match with all that going on.

Our poor Fernando - what a terrible time to have to go through. He said it was the worse he's ever felt on court. Lots of :hug: for him. :sad:

The only good news is that he does have almost 2 weeks to recover. Rest his shoulder and get mental set for Vina and DC.

FelipeMIA89
01-18-2006, 12:21 AM
I just finished seeing the chilean news on TVN and saw some highlights of the GONZO vs Bogomolov Jr match. The match was WOW... no comments. Gonzo was hurting after one of his shots. It was pretty bad but got better as the match progressed. I also think it was bad for Bogomolov to make fun of Gonzos miss. When I saw Bogomolovs reaction after Gonzos miss I wanted to hit him with an 140 mph serve!!Sorry got a bit carried away... Gonzo also reacted to that but still Bogomolov started it. I hope Gonzo can rest now. Vamos Gonzo You'll have your chance...

NicoFan
01-18-2006, 12:36 AM
When I saw Bogomolovs reaction after Gonzos miss I wanted to hit him with an 140 mph serve!!

Hopefully there will be a rematch someday - and Fernando can teach Alex to respect his opponents. ;) :devil:

RogiFan88
01-18-2006, 01:58 AM
Aww... GonzoFan, you poor thing having to witness all that went on in that match. Our pobre Osito!! He needs to get better and come back fresh and ready to win again! This is too bad for him as he loses points again but that's not as important as his health. I want 2006 to be a GOOD year for Fena! ;)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-18-2006, 07:17 AM
When I saw Bogomolovs reaction after Gonzos miss I wanted to hit him with an 140 mph serve!!Sorry got a bit carried away...
Paulo should do that soon as well. :boxing:
On the other side I know that guy behaved bad,but hope Feña won't be affected by his opponent's behaviour and won't be so angry.It's just too scaring to watch and makes him less the concentration of the match. :scared:

DhammaTiger
01-18-2006, 08:17 AM
Fena :sad: :sad: :sad:

DhammaTiger
01-18-2006, 08:19 AM
I just got into work and saw the score because I couldn't stay up for the match last night - it was in the middle of the night for me.

I feel like crying - if I were home, I would be crying. I can't believe the score. Just can't.

:bigcry:

I don't want either of my boys to go Down Under anymore. Nothing good ever happens to them there. Nothing. :sad:
Oh NicoFan :hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::smooch:

DhammaTiger
01-18-2006, 08:24 AM
:tears: So sad....AO s*cks :ras: I don't even want to wish the rest of the players I like luck for fear of jinxing them...

How long till Vina? Of course that could suck too as my two favs are Chilean and I will want them both to win after having sucky AO results...I better stop posting till I'm in a better mood! :p
Sparko:hug::hug::hug::hug:

DhammaTiger
01-18-2006, 08:30 AM
First of all, I wanted to say sorry for leaving yesterday without saying good bye or telling you anything more about the match but I was devastated and couldn't even write ... I just wanted to go to bed and cry.

I see that everyone is talking about the fight in GM.
It's the first time I see Gonzo so angry on court :scared: but if you want to know what really happened go to the Scores thread and read my last post.
I really thought they were going to get into a huge fight :scared: I was so scared.
It seems that Gonzo wanted to go to the lockers room and fight after the match.

It wasn't a match that showed good tennis but it was exciting (horrible from my point of view and my nerves were killing me)
During the whole match for both was hard to hold serve!
After the first set everything was ok, Gonzo won it and didn't show problems with his shoulder but then after the second set he had to call the trainer.
And from the third to the fifth set he had cramps in his legs and kept exercinsing both legs and one moment (it was so heartbreaker) Gonzo had like a cramp and first he touched his leg, then less than a second later touched it again and in the third time he touched his leg and fell in the floor and hit the bad leg and part of his head and two people helped him and Bogomolov went to see what happened. After that, the trainer gave him some massages and he started playing again.

The last two sets were so intense. Both yelling the points, the crowd was crazy and then came the fight and everything.

Gonzo himself said it, if he had played a 60% of his tennis he would have won but it is the first time I see him so unconfortable and bad in a match and when I say bad I'm not talking that he was playing too bad but HE was feeling awful and everyone could see that.

Conclusion: it was a heartbreaker and nerves killer match...

I don't know what else to say ...

If someone has doubts about something or wants to know something more just tell.
Thanks for the report GonzoFan :hug::hug::hug::hug::smooch: Poor Fena. I hope his shoulder heals soon:hug: as for Bogomolov :devil: :mad:

enqvistfan
01-18-2006, 05:33 PM
:wavey:

I'm back after a good sleep (12 hours) :zzz:
Yesterday, as many fans, I was devastated by Fernando's loss and had no courage to come back to MTF after my day at work. I was so tired physically (because I didn't sleep) and nervously that I went to bed right after dinner. This morning, I fell better & less depressed then yesterday. I'd like to thank again Gonzofan for the good work she did during the match :worship: we are a few to follow the match in Gonzo's forum at the beginning, and she was there to update the scores (she didn't need to do that cause we had the livescoreboard) but she gave us many information about Fernando. She could have stayed in her sofa watching the match. I followed the end of the match at work, nobody saw that I was following the match, but I didn't talk a lot (before and after), even my boss asked me if I was ok. I said : "yes, it's ok, thanks". I didn't want to tell that one of my fave tennis player lost :lol: :lol:
Well, then, I had to work, was difficult because all the tension of the match fell down and I was very tired, I even made some mistakes at work, cause I wasn't enough focused but I solved the things this morning, hopefully. I think I've been very involved in that match, more than I expected. After the match, I wanted to cry, I think I have only cried once for a player, it was when I went to Stockholm Open a few years ago and Thomas withdrew without playing and I saw him at the press conference (we can watch the press conference there). I was very very devasted cause i expected him to play, and a few days later, he went under surgery (his shoulder). Well, I was watching the press conference and wanted to cry, but as I'm a proud person :) I cried in my hotel :lol: So, for yesterday, I was really really close to cry. I was so sad for him and to hear that he has problems with his shoulder, made me think of the past. And, he's so close to enter in the top 10 that he won't deserve to be stopped by an injury. I was also shocked by the behaviours, as we saw in the scores thread, A.B got a fine, so as Rogifan said, there's a justice. Well, the two first days of the Aussie open were very tough for me, cause my two faves in this tournament lost in the first round, in 5 sets and were close to win. So, now, don't think I'll follow, at least LIVE, I'll only watch the results and the summaries on tv.

I hope Fernando will recover soon, hope he'll forget that terrible match, but it's with tough matches that a player advance. Hope he'll be in a good shape to play the Viña del mar tournament and the DC, would be unfair if he had to withdraw from the DC. I hope he'll rest well during the 2 weeks he has and that his injury is not serious.

BIG :hug: to Fernando and all his fans !!!

PS : sorry for my long message :lol:

DhammaTiger
01-18-2006, 07:49 PM
:wavey:

I'm back after a good sleep (12 hours) :zzz:
Yesterday, as many fans, I was devastated by Fernando's loss and had no courage to come back to MTF after my day at work. I was so tired physically (because I didn't sleep) and nervously that I went to bed right after dinner. This morning, I fell better & less depressed then yesterday. I'd like to thank again Gonzofan for the good work she did during the match :worship: we are a few to follow the match in Gonzo's forum at the beginning, and she was there to update the scores (she didn't need to do that cause we had the livescoreboard) but she gave us many information about Fernando. She could have stayed in her sofa watching the match. I followed the end of the match at work, nobody saw that I was following the match, but I didn't talk a lot (before and after), even my boss asked me if I was ok. I said : "yes, it's ok, thanks". I didn't want to tell that one of my fave tennis player lost :lol: :lol:
Well, then, I had to work, was difficult because all the tension of the match fell down and I was very tired, I even made some mistakes at work, cause I wasn't enough focused but I solved the things this morning, hopefully. I think I've been very involved in that match, more than I expected. After the match, I wanted to cry, I think I have only cried once for a player, it was when I went to Stockholm Open a few years ago and Thomas withdrew without playing and I saw him at the press conference (we can watch the press conference there). I was very very devasted cause i expected him to play, and a few days later, he went under surgery (his shoulder). Well, I was watching the press conference and wanted to cry, but as I'm a proud person :) I cried in my hotel :lol: So, for yesterday, I was really really close to cry. I was so sad for him and to hear that he has problems with his shoulder, made me think of the past. And, he's so close to enter in the top 10 that he won't deserve to be stopped by an injury. I was also shocked by the behaviours, as we saw in the scores thread, A.B got a fine, so as Rogifan said, there's a justice. Well, the two first days of the Aussie open were very tough for me, cause my two faves in this tournament lost in the first round, in 5 sets and were close to win. So, now, don't think I'll follow, at least LIVE, I'll only watch the results and the summaries on tv.

I hope Fernando will recover soon, hope he'll forget that terrible match, but it's with tough matches that a player advance. Hope he'll be in a good shape to play the Viña del mar tournament and the DC, would be unfair if he had to withdraw from the DC. I hope he'll rest well during the 2 weeks he has and that his injury is not serious.

BIG :hug: to Fernando and all his fans !!!

PS : sorry for my long message :lol: Thanks for sharing with us your emotions:hug: Hopefully Fena will recover soon and he will in the top 10 before RG.Vamos Fena y buena suerte.

olimpo
01-18-2006, 08:04 PM
:wavey:

I'm back after a good sleep (12 hours) :zzz:
Yesterday, as many fans, I was devastated by Fernando's loss and had no courage to come back to MTF after my day at work. I was so tired physically (because I didn't sleep) and nervously that I went to bed right after dinner. This morning, I fell better & less depressed then yesterday. I'd like to thank again Gonzofan for the good work she did during the match :worship: we are a few to follow the match in Gonzo's forum at the beginning, and she was there to update the scores (she didn't need to do that cause we had the livescoreboard) but she gave us many information about Fernando. She could have stayed in her sofa watching the match. I followed the end of the match at work, nobody saw that I was following the match, but I didn't talk a lot (before and after), even my boss asked me if I was ok. I said : "yes, it's ok, thanks". I didn't want to tell that one of my fave tennis player lost :lol: :lol:
Well, then, I had to work, was difficult because all the tension of the match fell down and I was very tired, I even made some mistakes at work, cause I wasn't enough focused but I solved the things this morning, hopefully. I think I've been very involved in that match, more than I expected. After the match, I wanted to cry, I think I have only cried once for a player, it was when I went to Stockholm Open a few years ago and Thomas withdrew without playing and I saw him at the press conference (we can watch the press conference there). I was very very devasted cause i expected him to play, and a few days later, he went under surgery (his shoulder). Well, I was watching the press conference and wanted to cry, but as I'm a proud person :) I cried in my hotel :lol: So, for yesterday, I was really really close to cry. I was so sad for him and to hear that he has problems with his shoulder, made me think of the past. And, he's so close to enter in the top 10 that he won't deserve to be stopped by an injury. I was also shocked by the behaviours, as we saw in the scores thread, A.B got a fine, so as Rogifan said, there's a justice. Well, the two first days of the Aussie open were very tough for me, cause my two faves in this tournament lost in the first round, in 5 sets and were close to win. So, now, don't think I'll follow, at least LIVE, I'll only watch the results and the summaries on tv.

I hope Fernando will recover soon, hope he'll forget that terrible match, but it's with tough matches that a player advance. Hope he'll be in a good shape to play the Viña del mar tournament and the DC, would be unfair if he had to withdraw from the DC. I hope he'll rest well during the 2 weeks he has and that his injury is not serious.

BIG :hug: to Fernando and all his fans !!!

PS : sorry for my long message :lol:


Great post Val :hug: Your day yesterday and your feelings sound almost identical to mine. I only wanted to go home and cry after the match but I was stuck in the office with a hell of work. And my worries about his shoulder make me think of the past too and as you know just Thomas’ name has to be replaced by Pat’s for me. :sad:

I’m so worried about Fernando and we really have to keep our fingers crossed for him that it is nothing serious with his shoulder and that it will heal with some rest.

An article from emol:

Gildemeister and Orizola worry about shoulder of González

SANTIAGO. - The elimination of the Opened one of Australia will have to be forgotten quickly by Fernando González, since Friday, when it returns to Chile, will have to make several proceedings with a view to their participation in Vine of the Sea (must defend the points that managed the last year to arrive at the final) and Glass Davis against Slovakia. At his arrival, number 12 of ranking ATP will have to be put under medical examinations by the traumatólogo Alexander Orizola, who until has not talked now with the tennis player to know details the injury that aqueja for some weeks in the shoulder, and that yesterday caused evident annoyances to him in its elimination in Australia. Orizola commented that although it does not think that is a pathology so serious the one that affects González, "of all ways if it is only one fatigue we must deal it with well-taken care of not harming its participation in Vine of the Sea and Glass Davis", adding that this late will try to talk with the tennis player to have more details of the injury. On the other hand, the captain of Glass Davis, Hans Gildemeister, commented that any prognosis cannot become of the situation of González until has a conversation with him, explaining that "if everything comes out well, the next week Fernando is going to prepare itself to play in Vine, and I hope to be able to take it at least one late to Rancagua so that it knows the field".

GonzoFan
01-18-2006, 08:14 PM
:wavey:

I'm back after a good sleep (12 hours) :zzz:
Yesterday, as many fans, I was devastated by Fernando's loss and had no courage to come back to MTF after my day at work. I was so tired physically (because I didn't sleep) and nervously that I went to bed right after dinner. This morning, I fell better & less depressed then yesterday. I'd like to thank again Gonzofan for the good work she did during the match :worship: we are a few to follow the match in Gonzo's forum at the beginning, and she was there to update the scores (she didn't need to do that cause we had the livescoreboard) but she gave us many information about Fernando. She could have stayed in her sofa watching the match.

you're welcome :hug: but again sorry for leaving without saying good bye but when the match was over I just wanted to go to bed ... I was devastated close to tears :sad: so I completely undestand how you felt :hug:

We have to wish and pray and keep our fingers crossed for Fernando and a healthy year free of serious injuries
I know that he'll arrive to Chile on Friday so a doctor here will see him and make some exams and see what is wrong with that soulder and hope he'll recover soon :)

+alonso
01-18-2006, 08:37 PM
It is still very hard to see someone digs up the Bogomolov d Fena :sad:
Actually that's the first time I come here since Fena's lost.
I'm deeply sad and I want to wish you guys a nice week and a huge hug for all of you, I know it's tough and after seeing how behaved the asshole, I'm shocked...
Anyway I prefer not to participate in the thread of GM from now on! It is hard for me!
Ok, Let's hope Fena can recover of his shoulder and start serving some aces in his next match

enqvistfan
01-18-2006, 10:01 PM
There's a short video on canal13 website, showing Fernando when he fell on the court. Terrible !!

FelipeMIA89
01-18-2006, 11:06 PM
Yeah I saw fenas fall in TVN news and it was terrible... It hurt him a lot... Pooooor osito!!

DhammaTiger
01-19-2006, 05:35 AM
It is still very hard to see someone digs up the Bogomolov d Fena :sad:
Actually that's the first time I come here since Fena's lost.
I'm deeply sad and I want to wish you guys a nice week and a huge hug for all of you, I know it's tough and after seeing how behaved the asshole, I'm shocked...
Anyway I prefer not to participate in the thread of GM from now on! It is hard for me!
Ok, Let's hope Fena can recover of his shoulder and start serving some aces in his next match
Oh Alonso:hug: You are wise not to go to GM,me I learned the hard way and refuse to go there.Ihope Fena will recover soon and will be back to serving at his best.

Corinna
01-19-2006, 02:11 PM
It is still very hard to see someone digs up the Bogomolov d Fena :sad:
Actually that's the first time I come here since Fena's lost.
I'm deeply sad and I want to wish you guys a nice week and a huge hug for all of you, I know it's tough and after seeing how behaved the asshole, I'm shocked...
Anyway I prefer not to participate in the thread of GM from now on! It is hard for me!
Ok, Let's hope Fena can recover of his shoulder and start serving some aces in his next match
fernando :sobbing: :eek:

it's so sad - i really hope he recovers soon

:hug: :hug: wish you all a great week though as well :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

alonso :awww: some people really do suck

+alonso
01-19-2006, 04:51 PM
fernando :sobbing: :eek:

it's so sad - i really hope he recovers soon

:hug: :hug: wish you all a great week though as well :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

alonso :awww: some people really do suck
:hug: Thanks for your support guys :hug: It is sad but now this guy is out of the draw :yeah: :D

and yeah :( there's some people who really suck big time

Corinna
01-19-2006, 08:05 PM
:hug: Thanks for your support guys :hug: It is sad but now this guy is out of the draw :yeah: :D

and yeah :( there's some people who really suck big time
the best thing is to ignore them :hug: :hug: