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Shadow
10-26-2003, 12:05 PM
of course Russia has France in their group ;)

thanks to nicki on safinator.com forum:

GROUP A

(1) USA - Serena Williams & James Blake
(4) Russia - Anastasia Myskina & Marat Safin <--- :)
France - Amelie Mauresmo & Fabrice Santoro
Czech Republic - Barboro Strycova & Jiri Novak


GROUP B

(2) Australia - Alicia Molik & Lleyton Hewitt
(3) Belgium - Kim Clijsters & Xavier Malisse
Slovak Republic - Daniela Hantuchova & Karol Kucera
Hungary/Canada

Winner of Play- Off

Canada - Maureen Drake & Frank Dancevic or
Hungary - Petra Mandula & Attila Savolt

---------------------------------------------------

Schedule for Russia
Jan 5 Russia v France
Jan 8 Russia v Czech Republic
Jan 9 Russia v USA
Jan 10 Final Winner of Group A v Winner of Group B

Cris
10-26-2003, 02:16 PM
Hope Marat can overcome the Santorophobia. ;)
Thanks Andrea!!! :)

Ma. Estefania
10-26-2003, 05:16 PM
LOL Lilly. :) I hope so too. :)

Btw....I'd have prefered Elena Dementieva instead of Myskina, I don't like her.

Jessi
10-26-2003, 06:39 PM
69 more days to go!!

:bounce:

Jessi
10-26-2003, 06:49 PM
offtopic... but Andrea, when did you become a Nalbandian fan? :eek: I thought he was Nasty Dave to us Marat fans ;)

*Marat BigFan*
10-26-2003, 07:27 PM
Thanks!Andrea

Go!!!Marat :) and Anastasia :)

But I prefer Elena Dementieva a lot more :( I don't like Anastasia very much ;)

Shadow
10-26-2003, 07:31 PM
offtopic... but Andrea, when did you become a Nalbandian fan? :eek: I thought he was Nasty Dave to us Marat fans ;)


hehe, i knew that soon someone would ask this ;) Well several things... it started at the us open this year. I saw most of his matches and i liked his game, he really improved and played tactical amazing, i also loved his emotions on the court. And then the semi final against Duck... he was playing so great, just outplaying roddick, i really loved that... but then you know what happened. that made me SO angry and i felt so sorry for him. arghhhh!!!! from there on i cheer for him ;)
well i really didnt like what he said about marat, but i forgive him :p i think he is normally not like that. I also saw his matches in Basel this week and from what i hear and see he is really a nice and sympathic guy :D

Jessi
10-26-2003, 08:39 PM
i'm not as forgiving and i still don't like him. What he said was unforgivable... He basically called Marat chicken and a liar.

No doubt, he is a great player though and it seems a lot of people have jumped on his bandwagon since that uso semi ;)

Jessi
10-26-2003, 08:45 PM
But i won't hold it against you for liking him.. we all have our faults ;)

Shadow
10-26-2003, 08:48 PM
hey its ok ;) as long as i just like him and he never will come close by the farest far to marat...;)

what do you think about the other players i like ? :D

Jessi
10-26-2003, 08:52 PM
Love Patrick and Goran. Thomas i like very much.

The rest i'm indifferent about.. and you know how i feel about Nalby ;)

Jessi
10-26-2003, 08:53 PM
the only time i'll cheer for Dave is when he plays Roddick.. then he has my utmost support ;)

Shadow
10-26-2003, 08:54 PM
great, i also love pat and goran very much! so sad they are already retired, i miss them :sad:
thomas is great :D

okay at least you like 3 of them ;)

Shadow
10-26-2003, 08:55 PM
the only time i'll cheer for Dave is when he plays Roddick.. then he has my utmost support ;)

hahaha, at least ;)

well thats also one of the reasons i like him, he always gives duck big troube :D so glade he did beat him in basel!

Jessi
10-26-2003, 08:59 PM
to me personality is very important...i don't care if someone is a great player or not.. if i can't stand their personality then forget about it ;)

Shadow
10-26-2003, 09:02 PM
for me the most important things are the tennis and the personality... ;) but it depends sometimes :p
Well you can only get once in your life a package like Marat, it is unique!!!!

Jessi
10-26-2003, 09:44 PM
Yep, Marat is special and unique! Mens tennis wouldn't be the same without him!

lizabeth..*
10-27-2003, 07:12 AM
Hmmmmm to go or not to go.....that is the question.....

If I go there it means I can't go to Sydney and I really want to go to Sydney but I want to see Marat so I demand that Marat plays in Sydney too LOL

Jessi
10-27-2003, 06:35 PM
Marat will play either Syndey or Auckland, we don't know yet. For your sake Liz, i hope he chooses Sydney. ;)

maratski
11-02-2003, 01:30 PM
*admits liking fat dave too*

I always said I didn't like him, but also started liking him since USO :o
Now he's one of my faves in Houston ;) if he plays of course

Shadow
11-02-2003, 05:08 PM
I hope David will be in the group of Rodduck ;) And Federer and Schuettler also :p

Jessi
11-02-2003, 08:59 PM
if David and Federer are not in the same group with Roddick then we'll know the draw is fixed ;)

maratski
11-02-2003, 09:04 PM
lol

Shadow
11-05-2003, 08:38 PM
if David and Federer are not in the same group with Roddick then we'll know the draw is fixed ;)

look at the draw :fiery: :fiery:

Jessi
11-05-2003, 08:52 PM
just saw it..an obvious fix if there ever was one. Totally and utterly shameless...only in America! :rolleyes:

Jessi
11-05-2003, 08:55 PM
hopefully, the fix will backfire and he'll lose all of his matches. I'm sure the players are just as pissed and they'll all be gunning for his ass.

maratski
11-05-2003, 09:39 PM
Shitty draw :mad:

3 GS champions in 1 group :eek:

Shadow
11-06-2003, 11:32 AM
hopefully, the fix will backfire and he'll lose all of his matches. I'm sure the players are just as pissed and they'll all be gunning for his ass.

i would totally laugh my ass off. GO Rainer, Guille, Moya!

tall_one
11-17-2003, 02:04 PM
Only 49 more days till Marat plays! http://www.freegaia.com/smileys/mefiants/mefiant6.gif

Shadow
11-17-2003, 02:47 PM
still such a long time :sad:

maratski
11-17-2003, 03:52 PM
I didn't even count :o, but I'm sure it'll be gone in no time ;)

Jessi
12-12-2003, 07:06 AM
3 more weeks :woohoo:

maratski
12-12-2003, 10:36 AM
:woohoo:

Shadow
12-12-2003, 10:58 AM
*counting*

:crazy:

qliz2000
12-13-2003, 04:22 PM
I don't think ESPN is covering the Hopman Cup
Is it?

tall_one
12-13-2003, 06:00 PM
No, ESPN isn't covering the Hopman Cup, they aren't showing any tennis till the AO (espn's AO TV schedule) (http://www.tennis.com/progame/custom.sps?itype=1204)

ESPN2 is showing a thing on the tennis master's cup though,
"Tennis Masters Cup: Behind the Scenes," is on Saturday, Jan. 17, 12pm -12:30pm

Jessi
12-17-2003, 05:24 AM
Thanks Nicki for the AO tv schedule. Can't wait to watch live tennis again. :D

GO Marat! :bounce:

tall_one
12-17-2003, 05:58 AM
Thanks Nicki for the AO tv schedule. Can't wait to watch live tennis again. :D

GO Marat! :bounce:
Me too, I'm dying to be able to see Marat play live again.
I'm so sick of watching old tapes! http://images.bravenet.com/common/images/smilies/yuck.gif

Luvya
12-17-2003, 06:54 AM
C'mon Marat :banana:

tall_one
12-17-2003, 07:13 AM
:wavey: Hello Luvya and Welcome!

Cris
12-17-2003, 08:25 AM
Thanks Nicki! :)

:wavey: Luvya!

Shadow
12-17-2003, 12:06 PM
hi Luvya :wavey:

Shadow
12-17-2003, 12:06 PM
Me too, I'm dying to be able to see Marat play live again.
I'm so sick of watching old tapes! http://images.bravenet.com/common/images/smilies/yuck.gif

me too!

Jessi
12-17-2003, 07:02 PM
Welcome to the boards Luvya! :)

Jessi
12-20-2003, 07:57 PM
now the countdown really begins.. only 2 more wks till Marat plays again! :woohoo:

Shadow
12-20-2003, 10:39 PM
:woohoo:

I`m so excited! :bounce:

evelyn533
12-21-2003, 09:03 AM
Hi everyone! I'm going to be leaving for Perth on Saturday night, so I can see our Maratik at the Hopman Cup!! Yayyyy!! I'll also be going to the AO, too! Can't wait!!! See ya! I'll be posting reports on my Maratikland website, and Maratsafinsland, so drop by and take a look!
Hope you all have a very Happy Xmas and a Happy New Year!!
Love,
Evelyn.
xoxoxo

tall_one
12-21-2003, 09:15 AM
Hi everyone! I'm going to be leaving for Perth on Saturday night, so I can see our Maratik at the Hopman Cup!! Yayyyy!! I'll also be going to the AO, too! Can't wait!!!
I am so jealous!!!!
Have fun and take lots of pictures!!!!! :)

Cris
12-21-2003, 10:37 AM
Yay! You're so lucky evelyn! :yeah:
Have a nice trip and lots of fun! :)
Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! :kiss:

Kiara
12-21-2003, 11:23 AM
Have a wonderful time Evelyn!!!

Shadow
12-21-2003, 12:34 PM
LUCKY GIRL! :D

I wish you heaps of fun, evelyn :bounce:

Kiara
12-21-2003, 01:39 PM
I will be in Greece so I wont be able to watch Marat :sad: you guys will have to keep me updated!!

Shadow
12-21-2003, 02:16 PM
be sure of it carrot :)

Catsou
12-21-2003, 03:38 PM
Oh so are so lucky Evelyn! Have fun I'm shure you'll have a blast there......what is the url of your web site?


Karia you are going to Greece wow! Is it your first time there?

marats fan
12-21-2003, 03:54 PM
Wow! Greece! :banana: I wish you a great time there. I went to Greece this year in summer and it was wonderful.

Ähm, wird der Hopeman Cup im deutschen Fernsehen überhaut übertragen, Andrea?

Shadow
12-21-2003, 04:27 PM
Ähm, wird der Hopeman Cup im deutschen Fernsehen überhaut übertragen, Andrea?

Leider nicht :sad: Er wurde glaub ich hier noch nie übertragen :(

Cris
12-21-2003, 05:21 PM
Greece! :cool: Lucky girl! :)
Have fun! :kiss:

marats fan
12-21-2003, 05:32 PM
Ja,das ist :sad:
Ich würde doch so gern Marat/ Anastasia gegen Fabrice/ Amelie sehen!!!!

Kiara
12-21-2003, 05:40 PM
Oh so are so lucky Evelyn! Have fun I'm shure you'll have a blast there......what is the url of your web site?


Karia you are going to Greece wow! Is it your first time there?

Kiara ;)

No it wont be my first time im going to visit my grandma, I go there often....but not often enough. :(

Kiara
12-21-2003, 05:41 PM
Wow! Greece! :banana: I wish you a great time there. I went to Greece this year in summer and it was wonderful.

Ähm, wird der Hopeman Cup im deutschen Fernsehen überhaut übertragen, Andrea?

Thank you!! Yeah Greece in the summer is fantastic!! where in Greece did you go to?

Shadow
12-21-2003, 05:49 PM
Ja,das ist :sad:
Ich würde doch so gern Marat/ Anastasia gegen Fabrice/ Amelie sehen!!!!

ich auch! Das wär bestimmt lustig :D
Außerdem wollte ich ihn schon immer mal im mixed doppel sehen! :sad:

Jessi
12-21-2003, 07:01 PM
Hi everyone! I'm going to be leaving for Perth on Saturday night, so I can see our Maratik at the Hopman Cup!! Yayyyy!! I'll also be going to the AO, too! Can't wait!!! See ya! I'll be posting reports on my Maratikland website, and Maratsafinsland, so drop by and take a look!
Hope you all have a very Happy Xmas and a Happy New Year!!
Love,
Evelyn.
xoxoxo

Hi Evelyn! Oh.. you are soooo lucky!!! Have a wonderful time and take lots and lots of pics. Your AO photos from last year were excellent.

Happy xmas and Happy New Year to you too!

Jessi
12-21-2003, 07:08 PM
I will be in Greece so I wont be able to watch Marat :sad: you guys will have to keep me updated!!

will do, Kiara. Will you be gone during the AO? Hope we'll have good news for you when you get back.

Kiara
12-21-2003, 07:51 PM
thank youuuu :kiss:
Im not sure when Ill get back, I dont start uni till feb so I might be for most of the month! Ill check in here from time time!

Jessi
12-21-2003, 08:01 PM
well, we're going to miss you.

Kiara
12-21-2003, 08:03 PM
*wipes tear* Ill miss you guys too, but Ill be around to chat it's just that my grandma doesnt have cable so I just wont be waching the tennis thats all!

Jessi
12-21-2003, 08:07 PM
when do you leave?

Kiara
12-21-2003, 08:09 PM
3rd

tall_one
12-22-2003, 07:25 AM
Serena's focus on Aust Open
December 22, 2003

SERENA Williams has pulled out of next month's Hopman Cup in Perth so she can be ready for the Australian Open, tournament organisers said today.

The world No.3, who has not played competitively since winning Wimbledon back in July, had been due to partner James Blake to defend the crown the pair won last year.

But Hopman Cup director Paul McNamee said today that world No.5 Lindsay Davenport would replace Williams in the United States' team.

"Serena regrets not being able to come back and defend her title, but we have a wonderful replacement in Lindsay Davenport," McNamee said.

The Hopman Cup tournament seedings will remain the same, with the United States at No.1 and Australia at No.2, organisers said.

http://foxsports.news.com.au/story/0,8659,8237114-23210,00.html

Jessi
12-22-2003, 07:59 AM
thanks but what does it have to do with Marat? :p

tall_one
12-22-2003, 08:08 AM
Marat and Myskina have to play them at Hopman Cup

Shadow
12-22-2003, 08:09 AM
so Lindsay will replace Serena .. i prefer Lindsay anyway :)

tall_one
12-22-2003, 08:10 AM
me too...I wonder how Lidsay's foot is?

Shadow
12-22-2003, 08:11 AM
seems like her foot is ok, cause she wouldnt play otherwise. I hope its ok :)

Jessi
12-22-2003, 08:17 AM
anything that will help team Russia i'm in favor of ;)

GO Russia!

Iza
12-22-2003, 08:25 AM
We'l miss ya Kiara! Hope u have fun, really!

Shadow
12-22-2003, 08:26 AM
anything that will help team Russia i'm in favor of ;)

GO Russia!

a Santoro pull out would be nice ;)

Iza
12-22-2003, 08:28 AM
Serena out? Things are really gettin better :devil:

Jessi
12-22-2003, 08:28 AM
a Santoro pull out would be nice ;)

that goes without saying ;)

Shadow
12-22-2003, 08:29 AM
:tape:

Iza
12-22-2003, 08:30 AM
Nice avatar, Andy! I LOVE LotR, but my fave is.....Gollum! Aragorn is great and so are Gandalf and Legolas. Can't wait 2 see the 3rd part. It hasn't come yet in Romnia! :mad:

tall_one
12-22-2003, 08:31 AM
a Santoro pull out would be nice ;)
I'll throw a party it that happens! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/party/sekt.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/party/trinken.gif

Cris
12-22-2003, 08:32 AM
lol Nicki, yes would be great! :)

Shadow
12-22-2003, 08:34 AM
Nice avatar, Andy! I LOVE LotR, but my fave is.....Gollum! Aragorn is great and so are Gandalf and Legolas. Can't wait 2 see the 3rd part. It hasn't come yet in Romnia! :mad:

i LOVE it, too. I love Aragon, Legolas, Gandalf, Frodo, Merry... :D

i watched the 3rd part yesterday :bounce:

Jessi
12-22-2003, 09:07 AM
:tape:

:p

Cris
12-22-2003, 05:26 PM
I won't watch Hopman Cup. :sad: No channel is covering... :(
I'll have to wait for AO.

Shadow
12-22-2003, 05:50 PM
for me its the same :sad:

Cris
12-22-2003, 06:01 PM
:sad: That's really sad! Miss him...
:hug:

Shadow
12-22-2003, 06:05 PM
:hug: i cant wait for the AO .. i`m counting the days, the hours, the minutes... ;)

Cris
12-22-2003, 06:09 PM
The same with me. ;) Want to watch him playing! :bounce:

Thank God ESPN and ESPN Brasil are covering AO. :)

Shadow
12-22-2003, 06:13 PM
:bounce:

i will get the AO surely, maybe i can even see him play before in Sydney or Auckland (if he plays there ) :yippee:

Cris
12-22-2003, 06:15 PM
:yeah: Hope he plays! :)

Shadow
12-22-2003, 06:23 PM
i hope so, cause i dont know if hopman as the only tourney before the AO is enough.

Cris
12-22-2003, 06:31 PM
I agree, play at least one more tourney before AO would be good.

Shadow
12-22-2003, 06:41 PM
yeah, match practise, match practise and match practise...

Iza
12-22-2003, 07:17 PM
How sad, no ones cares about the Hopman Cup over here so I guess I gotta wait for Doha (I hope Eurosport r showing it) and the AO obviously! The only prob is that the AO will b in the morning when I'll be at school. But what if I am sick a few days? :devil:

Shadow
12-22-2003, 07:21 PM
But what if I am sick a few days? :devil:

haha, good idea ;)

here the AO matches are in the night, but sometimes they least until the morning, so i stay at home :angel:

Kiara
12-22-2003, 07:27 PM
you can tape the matches, both of you ...

Shadow
12-22-2003, 07:30 PM
its not the same ;) I want to see it live, cause my heart jumpes around when i watch Marat´s matches live... lol!
besides, i would be so nervous that i couldnt concentrate anyway, when i dont know whats going on ;)

Kiara
12-22-2003, 07:32 PM
its not the same ;) I want to see it live, cause my heart jumpes around when i watch Marat´s matches live... lol!
besides, i would be so nervous that i couldnt concentrate anyway, when i dont know whats going on ;)

true but you have something to look forward to when you get home from skool
I know I hate watching recordings too...

Shadow
12-22-2003, 07:34 PM
well, i tape all the matches anyway, even when i watch them live and always watch them again and again afterwards ;)

Jessi
12-22-2003, 08:18 PM
I won't watch Hopman Cup. :sad: No channel is covering... :(
I'll have to wait for AO.

ditto! I'm gagging for some live tennis!

Shadow
12-23-2003, 06:28 PM
2 weeks, 14 days, 336 hours, 20,160 minutes, 1,209 600 seconds to go :dance:

BelgianWaffle
12-23-2003, 06:38 PM
over here AO is at night (like 4am lol) plus it's in the middle of my exam period so I can't really watch :sad: but I'm with Marat in my dreams ;)

maratski
12-23-2003, 06:45 PM
aren't we all with him in our dreams :angel:

evelyn533
12-24-2003, 01:00 AM
Hey, thanks! The URL to my website is: http//au.msnusers.com/Maratikland

Our Maratik is going to love the Hopman Cup! Nice hotel, nice restaurant, air-conditioning, a pool...lol. Can't wait! See ya!

Love,
Evelyn.
xoxoxoxo

evelyn533
12-24-2003, 01:04 AM
Woops... The URL is http://au.msnusers.com/Maratikland/homepage.msnw

See ya!
Love,
Evelyn.
xoxoxoxo

Jessi
12-24-2003, 05:09 AM
Thanks Evelyn! Have a smashing time! Can't wait to see the pics! :)

Shadow
12-24-2003, 11:35 AM
I wish you a great time Evelyn :D :D :D

Cris
12-24-2003, 11:39 AM
Have a nice trip and a wonderful time Evelyn! :)

maratski
12-24-2003, 12:43 PM
Have a great time Evelyn!! I hope you can get to take a nice pic with him like last year.

Jessi
12-25-2003, 11:02 PM
9 more days you guys :woohoo:

Shadow
12-25-2003, 11:20 PM
:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

:yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

~EMiLiTA~
12-26-2003, 01:14 PM
I'll be at the tournament too...( btw Evelyn did you get my sms? we must meet!!!)...will definitely be taking heaps of photos...it's been so long since I've seen Marat =( Then I'll be at the Aus Open, so more pics! I'll put them on my site as soon as I can, but I already have lots of Marat pics, especially from AO 2002 on my site, so if you'd like to take a look at them, my site is www.geocities.com/atp_chica

Cris
12-26-2003, 01:41 PM
:wavey: Thanks! Nice avatar! ;)
Hope you have a wonderful time! :)

maratski
12-26-2003, 03:29 PM
I visited your site and the pics are great!!
I'm looking forward to more ;)

One question: what does a girl need to do to get into his hotelroom?

Shadow
12-26-2003, 05:52 PM
I'll be at the tournament too...( btw Evelyn did you get my sms? we must meet!!!)...will definitely be taking heaps of photos...it's been so long since I've seen Marat =( Then I'll be at the Aus Open, so more pics! I'll put them on my site as soon as I can, but I already have lots of Marat pics, especially from AO 2002 on my site, so if you'd like to take a look at them, my site is www.geocities.com/atp_chica

HAVE A GREAT TIME :)

I saw your pics and they are great :D

BelgianWaffle
12-26-2003, 07:06 PM
One question: what does a girl need to do to get into his hotelroom?

*fantasy runs wild* ;)

Kiara
12-27-2003, 03:18 PM
One question: what does a girl need to do to get into his hotelroom?

work as hotel housekeeping-and-maintenance staff :p

maratski
12-27-2003, 06:12 PM
:haha:

I actually expected someone else to answer this question :angel: ;)

A friend of my sis actually worked in the players hotel in Rotterdam and she never wanted to get me autographs or anything :fiery:

Cris
12-28-2003, 10:00 AM
*fantasy runs wild* ;)

Thought the same. ;)

Jessi
12-31-2003, 06:43 PM
3 days till the hopman cup :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

maratski
12-31-2003, 06:48 PM
:woohoo:

Jessi
12-31-2003, 06:59 PM
I can't wait to see pics of him and Nastya. Go Russia! :bounce:

maratski
12-31-2003, 07:09 PM
Two beautiful russian people...:)

Jessi
12-31-2003, 07:17 PM
Yep. Altough according to some, one beautiful russian person ;)

maratski
12-31-2003, 07:21 PM
I know there's people who don't like Nastya ;)
*thinking of michal* ;)

She's not really really pretty à la Anna K., but she definitely has something. At least that's what I think.

Jessi
12-31-2003, 07:35 PM
Michal's rants on Nastya are hilarious. Rat face, lmao. Save for Marat, he has some very peculiar tastes ;)

Nastya is not a conventional beauty but thats what sets her apart. I find her alot more interesting than Anna K ;)

maratski
12-31-2003, 07:38 PM
me too ;)

I had my pic taken with her when I was at RG :) She was wearing braces, but I don't know if she still has them. She's really shy you know.

Jessi
12-31-2003, 07:44 PM
Marat is also very shy. ;)

She does strike me as a shy person but she also seems very nice and friendly.

Jessi
12-31-2003, 07:44 PM
Marat and Nastya are old friends so i think they'll have a lot of fun together.

maratski
12-31-2003, 07:48 PM
I think Marat can get along with ANY woman so I'm not worried ;)

She has that friendly look on her face. She reminds me of juanqui. He looks shy, but he's very funny and outgoing when he's around people he knows well. Just look at those parties after winning DC in 2000 ;)

Jessi
12-31-2003, 08:00 PM
thats right, Marat loves ALL women ;)

I hadn't thought of that but Nastya and Ferrero do look alike. They're both wiry and have the same face structure.

maratski
12-31-2003, 08:04 PM
I only compared their personalities, but never thought of the face structure ;)
Will do that ;)

Jessi
12-31-2003, 08:20 PM
If they have similar personalities, then why do i like Nastya and hate Ferrero? ;) Ok, hate is a stong word, the guy just does nothing for me.

maratski
12-31-2003, 08:35 PM
I like them both and here they are ;)

http://www.jcferrero.net/albumfotos/suimagen/Img001_ferre5.jpg
http://www.wtatour.com/assets/story_image/MyskinaTrophy100503.jpg

Jessi
12-31-2003, 08:39 PM
i was wrong, they look nothing alike :o

Cris
12-31-2003, 08:42 PM
Cute Ferrero pic! ;) I don't think they look alike.

Jessi
12-31-2003, 08:44 PM
yes, that is one of his better pics ;)

Vass
12-31-2003, 10:40 PM
When you people find out why Myskina smiles, like she's trying realy hard to hold laghter in, you may not think that she's that beautiful.

maratski
12-31-2003, 11:37 PM
Guy can you be more specific in your posts? ;)

Jessi
01-01-2004, 12:01 AM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so there is no right or wrong here. What one person finds attractive might not be another person's cup of tea. C'est la vie! ;)

tall_one
01-01-2004, 09:31 AM
Here's the link to the world wide TV schedule for Hopman Cup...
http://www.hopmancup.com.au/teams_schedules/tvschedule.aspx

tall_one
01-01-2004, 09:37 AM
When you people find out why Myskina smiles, like she's trying realy hard to hold laghter in, you may not think that she's that beautiful.
:rolleyes: I doubt it

Shadow
01-01-2004, 03:37 PM
I think Nastya is kind od beautiful expect her teeth:o

Shadow
01-01-2004, 08:14 PM
3 days, 17 hours, 45 minutes, 53 seconds to go :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Vass
01-01-2004, 08:15 PM
Where is this from? GFR? I love that clock

Shadow
01-01-2004, 08:19 PM
no, i did count :cool:

I didnt see a clock on GRF.com

Jessi
01-02-2004, 05:57 AM
Former US Open champion Marat Safin is also expected to fly in on Friday with the mercurial Russian paired up with world No.7 Anastasia Myskina.

:woohoo: Davai Russia! :bounce:

maratski
01-02-2004, 08:20 AM
I'm not pleased with him not coming to Australia till today, but only two days to go :woohoo:

tall_one
01-02-2004, 08:42 AM
I'm not real pleased either, I would have perferred that he had shown up ealier and gotten use to the hot weather. Not sure how hot it is in Australia but it always seems like it is a steam room in January )a windy steamroom)
oh well...We only have to wait 2 more days until he plays and I can't wait!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Kiara
01-02-2004, 12:31 PM
I wonder where he's been practicing....I also wanna watch Hewitt and she-Hewitt play against each other.....
but Marat's first match HAD to be against France :rolleyes:
I predict they will go 2/1
Safin def Santoro :woohoo:
Mauresmo def Myskina
Safin/Myskina def Santoro/Mauresmo

Kiara
01-02-2004, 12:36 PM
for session 1 Canada will defeat Hungary (C'mon Mo :woohoo: )

Shadow
01-02-2004, 12:39 PM
omg, i cant wait! 2 days and Marat will play again... :yippee: :yippee:

Kiara, he was practising in Monte Carlo :)

Shadow
01-02-2004, 12:39 PM
i wont make any predition :o I dont want to jinx

Cris
01-02-2004, 12:41 PM
:lol: Kiara! She Hewitt is good! Will be very interesting to watch.

Marat beat Santoro. :woohoo: Will be great!

Shadow
01-02-2004, 12:42 PM
yeah i would love to see Hewitt/Molik against she-Hewitt/Malisse... ;)

Kiara
01-02-2004, 12:55 PM
If Marat beats Santoro Ill die!!!

Shadow
01-02-2004, 12:56 PM
haha, and i will make some crazy thing :rocker2:

Kiara
01-02-2004, 01:12 PM
Russia has never won the HC have they?

Shadow
01-02-2004, 01:13 PM
nope.

its time to do it now! :woohoo:

Iza
01-02-2004, 07:58 PM
russia MUST win Marat is best out of all the males in the competition tho i ain't a fan of myskina I prefer Mauresmo or 'she Hewitt :) :p )'

ikisssafin
01-02-2004, 08:08 PM
russia will win against france otherwise i will die
miskyna is better than mauresmo and marat is better than santoro even he can't win

Kiara
01-02-2004, 08:12 PM
Mauresmo now is the fittest she's ever been, I hope she'll do well...

ikisssafin
01-02-2004, 08:20 PM
no she isn't not regular enough i think like all the french they haven't the shape

Jessi
01-03-2004, 02:07 AM
Anyone know if the HC site has a scoreboard?

snoop
01-03-2004, 02:16 AM
http://www.hopmancup.com.au/results_history/results/hopmanxvi.aspx

Jessi
01-03-2004, 02:32 AM
danke snoop :kiss:

Jessi
01-03-2004, 02:33 AM
btw, where's Andrea? She hasn't been around today.

snoop
01-03-2004, 02:45 AM
she was playing in the snow ;) and now sleeping :zzz: back tomorrow :bounce:



if a match is on, then there will be a link to the scoreboard on this site

Jessi
01-03-2004, 02:48 AM
sounds like she had a busy day ;)

she'd better be here tomorrow.. Marat is playing his first match :bounce:

Shadow
01-03-2004, 12:10 PM
hm yes ;)

Hi Sis, here i`m :wavey: :kiss:

you mean on Monday..! it will be 7 am in the morning here :yawn: Of course i will be here to cheer for MARAT! :bounce:

Kiara
01-03-2004, 12:37 PM
omg I WAS WRONG, Hungary def Canada!

Cris
01-03-2004, 12:38 PM
Thanks snoop! :)
Andrea, missed you here. :hug:

Vass
01-03-2004, 12:40 PM
where do u guys get the results?

Shadow
01-03-2004, 01:03 PM
Cris :wavey: :smooch:


where do u guys get the results?

http://www.hopmancup.com.au/results.../hopmanxvi.aspx

Kiara
01-03-2004, 01:12 PM
ok well Im sure the Aussies will win over Hungary if Im wrong about THAT then Ill stop predicting in time for Marat's match!

Jessi
01-03-2004, 06:06 PM
Canada :o

Jessi
01-03-2004, 06:11 PM
hm yes ;)

Hi Sis, here i`m :wavey: :kiss:

you mean on Monday..! it will be 7 am in the morning here :yawn: Of course i will be here to cheer for MARAT! :bounce:

great! It will be 10 pm Sunday night here. Can't wait! :bounce:

Shadow
01-03-2004, 11:17 PM
I hope the time will fly... :bounce: I cant wait longer ;)

Kiara
01-04-2004, 09:46 AM
:woohoo: Day 2! C'mon Aussie!!! 1 more day to go!!!

Kiara
01-04-2004, 09:55 AM
Marat and Likhovsteva in 2000......DAVAI MARAT!!!!!!!

Kiara
01-04-2004, 10:04 AM
:woohoo: Day 2! C'mon Aussie!!! 1 more day to go!!!

oh the already won I see :D 3/0....good 4 them!! *ahem...moving on* Go, Slovakia!!!
.....Belgium will win though :sad:

Shadow
01-04-2004, 12:47 PM
from jirobkk`s report on wtaword:

Met Marat, say “Best wish from Paradorn’s mom” to him. Paradorn’s mom is looking forward to meet Marat in Melbourne. Marat say “Thank you” to me. Then he started to practice after Myskina.

Shadow
01-04-2004, 12:48 PM
his pics from Marat practising:
http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Hopman_Cup_16th/4_Jan_2004_Part_2/Jiro%20193.jpg

Shadow
01-04-2004, 12:49 PM
http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Hopman_Cup_16th/4_Jan_2004_Part_2/Jiro%20195.jpg

Shadow
01-04-2004, 12:57 PM
http://www.jirobkk.com/album/Hopman_Cup_16th/4_Jan_2004_Part_2/Jiro%20205.jpg

Kiara
01-04-2004, 01:58 PM
oh awsome Andrea, are those from a few days ago??? he looks much healthier, from what i can see of him....and no cast :D

Shadow
01-04-2004, 02:06 PM
He (jirob) was there today and he made the pics TODAY, Sunday ;)

yeah :) he looks better in shape:D

Kiara
01-04-2004, 02:06 PM
he needs some sun though, but Aussie will take care of that ;) but the main thing is he's healthy and he doesnt look as thin as he did in St Petersburg and Madrid...

Kiara
01-04-2004, 02:07 PM
He (jirob) was there today and he made the pics TODAY, Sunday ;)



what a doll! :)

Shadow
01-04-2004, 02:07 PM
and he was training very hard in Monte Carlo :)

Cris
01-04-2004, 02:10 PM
:yeah: He looks great. Thanks! :kiss:

Kiara
01-04-2004, 02:16 PM
:woohoo: he's going to get over Santorophobia and kick some butt...

Shadow
01-04-2004, 02:17 PM
But odd that he did train after Nastya and not together with her. Well maybe in the next session.

tall_one
01-04-2004, 02:22 PM
:crying2: the pics won't load for me :crying2:

glad to hear he looks in better shape!

Shadow
01-04-2004, 02:23 PM
surprise... he met Marat TODAY, SUNDAY ;)

Shadow
01-04-2004, 02:24 PM
:crying2: the pics won't load for me :crying2:

glad to hear he looks in better shape!

try this:

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=98175

Kiara
01-04-2004, 02:29 PM
btw Atilla is very handsome!

Kiara
01-04-2004, 02:31 PM
Myskina looks in good shape too...
so does Xavier...

Shadow
01-04-2004, 02:33 PM
so does Alicia and Lleyten;)

Kiara
01-04-2004, 02:35 PM
so does Alicia and Lleyten;)

Nyah they're alright I guess :lol:.......kudos to Alicia though, girl's got heart....

Shadow
01-04-2004, 02:37 PM
i like Alicia :) COOL girl.

Kiara
01-04-2004, 02:37 PM
*still checking out Attila Savolt*

Shadow
01-04-2004, 02:38 PM
:lol:

tall_one
01-04-2004, 02:54 PM
try this:

http://www.wtaworld.com/showthread.php?t=98175
:hatoff: That worked, thanks Andrea! :worship:
Not sure why the pics won't load, I even restarted my computer hoping that would work :shrug:
Wow, Savolt's a hunk, those eyes! :hearts: Wish he would ditch the headband though.
As I was waiting for one of the pics to load I saw a blonde ponytail and a red sleeveless top and I was like "who the heck is that! They have alreay shown pics of the girls! Then I realized it was Malisse http://www.freegaia.com/smileys/img_src/embara5.gif

Shadow
01-04-2004, 02:56 PM
glade it worked :)


:lol:

Cris
01-04-2004, 02:58 PM
:lol: Nicki!

Cris
01-04-2004, 03:05 PM
:hearts: Savolt
Didn't know he looks so good. ;)

maratski
01-04-2004, 03:41 PM
How nice to see recent pics of him again :)

Jessi
01-04-2004, 06:42 PM
thanks for the pics. He looks healthy and in good shape. :)

who's the guy stretching Marat's legs?

Vass
01-04-2004, 06:50 PM
The guy stretching his legs looks like...perhaps Denis(?), or like Andrei Stoliarov(????). Someone familiar.

Wait! There was this guy in one of the GFR videos (about Youzhny mostly), who was Misha's coach! He looks like that.

Shadow
01-04-2004, 06:51 PM
Its Kafelnikov`s ex coach (someone said this on Christine`s board)

maybe he is working with marat now

maratski
01-04-2004, 07:01 PM
He was also seen with Marat when he returned in Moscow. I guess he's replacing Glebov. I saw this man with Yev at RG.

Shadow
01-04-2004, 07:02 PM
cool. Thanks for the info Ilhame:)

Vass
01-04-2004, 07:03 PM
Is it good that he's with Kafel's coach? I think it's better than Denis, coz atleast he's an experienced coach, and not an unexperienced, young, and quite unsuccessful tennis player.
Maybe he's Marat's permanent now? Now we know he pays him too. The coach wouldn't travel with Marat to Australia for free, wouldn't he?

Shadow
01-04-2004, 07:08 PM
I`m wondering where Denis is. He wasnt seen around yet.

Catsou
01-04-2004, 07:09 PM
I`m wondering where Denis is. He wasnt seen around yet.

Good !
:devil:

Kiara
01-04-2004, 07:10 PM
lol!

Shadow
01-04-2004, 07:10 PM
lol, yeah could be better. Maybe Marat has changed his mind.

Vass
01-04-2004, 07:13 PM
How could he not see that two friends can not work professionaly?

Kiara
01-04-2004, 07:15 PM
thanks for the pics. He looks healthy and in good shape. :)

who's the guy stretching Marat's legs?

Denis in a fat suit :p

.....that guy is Walt something or the other, he was Zhenya's fitness trainer....and is not Marats?!

Kiara
01-04-2004, 07:16 PM
Is it good that he's with Kafel's coach? I think it's better than Denis, coz atleast he's an experienced coach, and not an unexperienced, young, and quite unsuccessful tennis player.
Maybe he's Marat's permanent now? Now we know he pays him too. The coach wouldn't travel with Marat to Australia for free, wouldn't he?

Walt wasnt Kafel's coach he was his trainer.... and "ouch" about the Denis comment but SO true!!!haha

Shadow
01-04-2004, 07:17 PM
:o

yeah Kafelnikov`s fitnesstrainer.

Kiara
01-04-2004, 07:18 PM
Walt Landers...I think thats his name....and maybe he was Kafel's coach at one point too..

Kiara
01-04-2004, 07:23 PM
no he was only Yevgeny's trainer not coach!

Catsou
01-04-2004, 07:24 PM
I got a question how come Marat's fitness trainer is no longer travelling with him? he has been with him for so long.

Shadow
01-04-2004, 07:25 PM
so he has only fitnesstrainer qualities..!?

what a pity ;)

Catsou
01-04-2004, 07:25 PM
And it seems he was doing a great job with Marat!

Shadow
01-04-2004, 07:26 PM
thats true. And i thought Anatoly was a great guy and also his friend.

Vass
01-04-2004, 07:27 PM
Landrs? He looks like a Russian, unlike the name... :confused:

Kiara
01-04-2004, 07:28 PM
I got a question how come Marat's fitness trainer is no longer travelling with him? he has been with him for so long.

Are you referring to Anatoly? wasnt he Marat's Physiotherapist?

Catsou
01-04-2004, 07:29 PM
thats true. And i thought Anatoly was a great guy and also his friend.

I know! I think I read somewhere he is no longer working with Marat because Denis doesn't like him...I don't know if it's a gossip or the true..but Anatoly left almost when Amit was no more Marat's coach!

Jessi
01-04-2004, 07:29 PM
thanks for the info guys. I checked Kafel's official website and Walt Landers is listed as his fitness trainer.

I think he also worked w Andy at one point :o

Catsou
01-04-2004, 07:29 PM
Are you referring to Anatoly? wasnt he Marat's Physiotherapist?
yep I'm sorry I forgot for a moment his name :blush:

Kiara
01-04-2004, 07:30 PM
w/ ANDY???? ....weired !?!

Shadow
01-04-2004, 07:30 PM
I know! I think I read somewhere he is no longer working with Marat because Denis doesn't like him...I don't know if it's a gossip or the true..but Anatoly left almost when Amit was no more Marat's coach!

:eek:

that would be a shame! Hope its not true.

Shadow
01-04-2004, 07:31 PM
I think he also worked w Andy at one point :o

:o

Vass
01-04-2004, 07:31 PM
thanks for the info

Kiara
01-04-2004, 07:31 PM
lol! Marat has a new Mystery Man ...:wavey: hi hi Jessi!!

Catsou
01-04-2004, 07:31 PM
LOL I mixed up everyone again...when it's not with the time zone it's with marat's fitnesscoach, physio, coach :lol:

Kiara
01-04-2004, 07:32 PM
Im sorry. ja ja Marat has a new Mystery Man ...;)

Shadow
01-04-2004, 07:33 PM
:lol:

Kiara
01-04-2004, 07:33 PM
LOL I mixed up everyone again...when it's not with the time zone it's with marat's fitnesscoach, physio, coach :lol:

:hug: but we love you anyway Alex :)

Catsou
01-04-2004, 07:33 PM
:eek:

that would be a shame! Hope its not true.
Oh I don't want to start a gossip :eek: I think i read it somewhere but you never know with info you found on the net...!

Catsou
01-04-2004, 07:34 PM
:hug: but we love you anyway Alex :)

:hug:

Shadow
01-04-2004, 07:35 PM
Oh I don't want to start a gossip :eek: I think i read it somewhere but you never know with info you found on the net...!

you can NEVER ever be sure. Thats what i learned over the years ;) Before i was so naiv :o

Ruth
01-04-2004, 08:22 PM
I don't think Denis is anything to do with Anatoly's disappearence - Anatoly works for Russian tennis federation or something like that, I don't think he's exclusive to Marat - Marat just pays him to travel with him as a personal physio sometimes. Now that Marat is injury-free (thank goodness!) I don't think he needs Anatoly at the moment.
The guy in the photos with Marat is Wally Landers, Kafelnikov's ex-trainer. Wally often helps out other players at tournaments, when he's free. I don't think this is anything permanent - Wally just seems to turn up and help out :D

Kiara
01-04-2004, 08:43 PM
Ruth you always turn up at the right times when we need help....do you have radar or something ? :)

Ruth
01-04-2004, 09:38 PM
Ruth you always turn up at the right times when we need help....do you have radar or something ? :)

whenever there's confusion over Marat's location
whenever there's rumours about his coach
whenever there's........ general new stuff *ahem*
I'll be there! (ready to pinch it for my site :devil: )

*lol*!! Seriously, I'm usually stumble around various boards...glad I could help out :D!