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Best of luck in ≈ Miami ≈

lovemario
03-19-2006, 10:15 PM
As I understood, the draw will be made tomorrow, hope for better luck this time, as far away from Fed and Ivan as possible (and James :D), pls http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/6627/hands5es.gif

kanok02
03-20-2006, 03:21 AM
I hope he had a good draw ,too.
I just post a few and don't know how to do about the immage...so I try one from the interview "ACE" show ..but I 'm not sure it work ???
Anyway still cheer Mario for his good from this year

ataptc
03-20-2006, 06:41 AM
good luck mario! hoping for a good draw.. :)

vero
03-20-2006, 08:58 AM
Best of luck, Mario :bounce:

vero
03-20-2006, 09:04 AM
I just post a few and don't know how to do about the immage...so I try one from the interview "ACE" show ..but I 'm not sure it work ???
:wavey:

Do you mean how to attach pics or how to have an avatar?

linus
03-20-2006, 01:07 PM
God always forgets me i think :rolleyes:

'd better not for Mario :angel:

Mashik
03-20-2006, 05:09 PM
Good luck to Mario in Miami! :bigclap:
Hope, Nieminen will be far away from him too! :rolleyes:
Ajmo, Mario! :worship:

MariaV
03-20-2006, 10:24 PM
Mario's 2nd rd opponent will be the winner of Melzer/qualie. Should be do-able. :D Then a Frenchie (Gasquet or Serra/Simon). Kolya's and Nalby's quarter. Kolya's tired, needs a rest. Nalby - who knows how he is. :shrug:

lovemario
03-20-2006, 10:26 PM
(1) FEDERER, Roger SUI v Bye
Qualifier v CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
HORNA, Luis PER v MAYER, Florian GER
Bye v (27) HAAS, Tommy GER
(24) ANDREEV, Igor RUS v Bye
BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA v Qualifier
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v Qualifier
Bye v (14) FERRERO, Juan Carlos ESP

(9) BLAKE, James USA v Bye
BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG v (WC) YOUNG, Donald USA
(WC) PHILIPPOUSSIS, Mark AUS v SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA
Bye v (23) NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN
(32) CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG v Bye
RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR v YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL v PASHANSKI, Boris SCG
Bye v (8) GAUDIO, Gaston ARG

(4) RODDICK, Andy USA v Bye
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v MARTIN, Alberto ESP
SEPPI, Andreas ITA v SPADEA, Vincent USA
Bye v (31) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
(17) HRBATY, Dominik SVK v Bye
Qualifier v SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
SAFIN, Marat RUS v HENMAN, Tim GBR
Bye v (13) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS

(11) FERRER, David ESP v Bye
MONTANES, Albert ESP v Qualifier
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP v (WC) KUZNETSOV, Alex USA
Bye v (19) GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
(29) ROCHUS, Olivier BEL v Bye
MULLER, Gilles LUX v MIRNYI, Max BLR
MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA v DJOKOVIC, Novak SG
Bye v (7) CORIA, Guillermo ARG

(5) DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS v Bye
Qualifier v Qualifier
Qualifier v (WC) QUERREY, Sam USA
Bye v (25) BAGHDATIS, Marcos CYP
(22) ANCIC, Mario CRO v Bye
MELZER, Jurgen AUT v Qualifier
SIMON, Gilles FRA v SERRA, Florent FRA
Bye v (12) GASQUET, Richard FRA

(15) STEPANEK, Radek CZE v Bye
MALISSE, Xavier BEL v (WC) LAPENTTI, Nicolas ECU
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v SLUITER, Raemon NED
Bye v (21) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP
(26) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE v Bye
ZIB, Tomas CZE v ACASUSO, Jose ARG
Qualifier v GOLDSTEIN, Paul USA
Bye v (3) NALBANDIAN, David ARG

(6) LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO v Bye
BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE v VIK, Robin CZE
Qualifier v Qualifier
Bye v (30) VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA
(20) GINEPRI, Robby USA v Bye
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v SAULNIER, Cyril FRA
ROCHUS, Christophe BEL v MOODIE, Wesley RSA
Bye v (10) AGASSI, Andre USA

(16) KIEFER, Nicolas GER v Bye
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v KARLOVIC, Ivo CRO
MURRAY, Andy GBR v WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
Bye v (18) GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
(28) MONFILS, Gael FRA v Bye
MONACO, Juan ARG v CALLERI, Agustin ARG
MOYA, Carlos ESP v HANESCU, Victor ROM
Bye v (2) NADAL, Rafael ESP

lovemario
03-20-2006, 10:26 PM
Well, it's not that bad, at least not as in IW, but he'll have to work hard :bounce:

fanancic
03-21-2006, 07:58 AM
AJMO MARIO!!!

vero
03-23-2006, 09:49 AM
He'll finally play Kevin Kim, who defeated Melzer yesterday.

lovemario
03-23-2006, 01:12 PM
He's not playing today. This shouldn't be a trouble for him, the opponent, I mean, but I won't say no more, don't wanna jinx him :lol:

linus
03-23-2006, 01:37 PM
God will kill Mario if Kevin heads up into next round :devil:

lovemario
03-23-2006, 01:46 PM
God will kill Mario if Kevin heads up into next round :devil:

He won't have to 'cause I'll do it for him :devil: :lol:

lovemario
03-23-2006, 01:46 PM
In case if sth beyond plan happens, of course :angel:

linus
03-23-2006, 01:47 PM
Woo, i wanna watch you do that while a bit afraid of it :devil:

lovemario
03-23-2006, 02:04 PM
I wanna see myself too, whether I'm capable :lol: probably not :angel: but I'd find some other way to punish him :devil:

vero
03-23-2006, 02:09 PM
whether I'm capable :lol: probably not :angel:
omg, hope not!! If you want (or need), like you suggested, you may find sthg else to punish him, but kill him :eek:

lovemario
03-23-2006, 02:15 PM
omg, hope not!! If you want (or need), like you suggested, you may find sthg else to punish him, but kill him :eek:

Don't worry dear, I didn't mean it literally :lol: besides I like the punish him in a different way better :aplot:, but it won't be necessary anyways cause he'll win :rocker2:

vero
03-23-2006, 02:23 PM
Naughty Goga :aplot: :devil:

Anyway, I too think this conversation is useless ;)

vero
03-23-2006, 10:30 PM
Back to topic - I mean serious things concerning the tournament :p
Mario and Ivan play doubles together and they'll first face Knowle/Pavel.
Good luck guys :bounce:

vero
03-24-2006, 01:17 PM
Friday, March 24, 2006. Court 2: 10:00 AM Start
1.Akiko Morigami (JPN) vs. Na Li (CHN)
2.Gael Monfils (FRA) [28] vs. Agustin Calleri (ARG)
3.Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP) vs. Nadia Petrova (RUS) [5]
4.Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) [13] vs. Zuzana Ondraskova (CZE)
5.Mario Ancic (CRO) [22] vs. Kevin Kim (USA) Q
6.Gisela Dulko (ARG) [26] vs. Jamea Jackson (USA) WC

:bounce: Ajmo Mario :bounce:

linus
03-24-2006, 02:52 PM
AJMO Mario :angel:

the time is so early in our morning and I must have been in dream or i need to ask my mum to take my place coz she would be in front of computer at that time? :aplot:

lovemario
03-24-2006, 03:45 PM
the time is so early in our morning and I must have been in dream or i need to ask my mum to take my place coz she would be in front of computer at that time? :aplot:

I guess it's on you to decide what's best :lol:

Ajmo Mario :clap2:

linus
03-24-2006, 04:10 PM
I guess it's on you to decide what's best :lol:

Ajmo Mario :clap2:
you always overrate me :angel:

it depends on my mum, if she really wanna stand by Mario's side, he would win of course i know, no, you know :devil:

silly kitty
03-24-2006, 04:16 PM
Sretno,srculence!:kiss:

lovemario
03-24-2006, 04:33 PM
Srculence :haha:

Cute :D

MariaV
03-25-2006, 12:12 AM
Mario won, Mario won! :lol: He made it a bit difficult for him again but a win is a win! 6-3, 2-6, 6-4!!!!!! WELL DONE MARIO!!!!!!! :D :bigclap: :bounce:

vero
03-25-2006, 10:16 AM
Mario won, Mario won! :lol: He made it a bit difficult for him again but a win is a win! 6-3, 2-6, 6-4!!!!!! WELL DONE MARIO!!!!!!! :D :bigclap: :bounce:
Completely agree with you Maria :angel: And I still think playing a qualifier in the early rounds of a tournament is never as easy as it seems, as they get confidence from having already won few matches in qualies.

Well done Mario :bigclap:


In the next round, he'll play Serra who defeated Gasquet. It may not be that easy as well :shrug:

vero
03-25-2006, 10:21 AM
But before that, doubles match today :)

Saturday, March 25, 2006. Court 7: 10:00 AM Start
1.Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) vs. Shahar Peer (ISR) [31]
2.Julian Knowle (AUT)/Andrei Pavel (ROM) vs. Mario Ancic (CRO)/Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)

Ajmo Mario i Ivan :bounce:

Xristos
03-25-2006, 10:21 AM
Good news. Now any pics from his first match?

vero
03-25-2006, 10:55 AM
No, as said in Pics thread...

linus
03-25-2006, 03:20 PM
OMG, how did Kim do that to Mario :smash:

my mummy now puts much pressure on Mario :hug: coz her lil french son lost to Serra so sadly which made her very frustrated :hug: today when i back home, she told me about that and asked Mario to win over Serra surely or...

so dear Mario, Ajmo with your best :smooch:

Xristos
03-25-2006, 03:22 PM
Why is that? Does anyone know what he was wearing?

vero
03-26-2006, 08:23 AM
Mario and Ivan won 6/3 7/5 :banana:

vero
03-26-2006, 08:26 AM
Sunday, March 26, 2006. Court 1: 10:00 AM Start
1.Alona Bondarenko (UKR) Q vs. Ana Ivanovic (SCG) [14]
2.Mario Ancic (CRO) [22] vs. Florent Serra (FRA)

:bounce: Ajmo Mario :bounce:

vero
03-26-2006, 08:30 AM
my mummy now puts much pressure on Mario :hug: coz her lil french son lost to Serra so sadly which made her very frustrated :hug: today when i back home, she told me about that and asked Mario to win over Serra surely or...
Maybe Richard wasn't completely fit as he just came back from a tonsilitis :shrug:

Anyway, Mario, could you be kind enough to please dear linus' mummy? :p

linus
03-26-2006, 10:24 AM
Maybe Richard wasn't completely fit as he just came back from a tonsilitis :shrug:

Anyway, Mario, could you be kind enough to please dear linus' mummy? :p
frankly speaking, when Serra easily beat Simon for their first round, i felt uneasy for Richard, in my eyes, Serra would become crazy if he wins one by one match :eek: you know, Mario a bit hesitates when he faces shark :rolleyes:

while i really dont want to make my mum disappointed, you see, she likes Richard very very much, she cant remember many names but it is so easy for her to do those who beat Richard :hug:

AJMO, dear Mario :angel:

Jadranka
03-26-2006, 12:26 PM
Mario and Ivan won 6/3 7/5 :banana:


juhuuuuuuu
thanks for the information :)

MariaV
03-26-2006, 06:40 PM
Mario won the 1st set 7-6(4)!!!!!! :woohoo: 3-3 in the 2nd! AJMO Marioooooooo!!!!!! :bigclap: :bounce:

Mashik
03-26-2006, 06:45 PM
It's 5:4!!!!
Serving for the match!!!!!!
Ajmo, Mario!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mashik
03-26-2006, 06:53 PM
Mario, OMG, what have you done??????????? :eek:

Mashik
03-26-2006, 07:19 PM
Mario! To lose a set after serving for a match.. It's not normal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take the 3d set! Please :awww:

MariaV
03-26-2006, 07:28 PM
Mario! To lose a set after serving for a match.. It's not normal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take the 3d set! Please :awww:
Yes pleeeease Mario!
I wouldn't say it's typical Mario because usually Mario is better than this but as a Mario fan you know you can expect this!!!!!!! :sad: :sad:
And yeah, GO WIN the 3rd now!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :yippee: :bigclap:

Mashik
03-26-2006, 07:47 PM
Yes pleeeease Mario!
I wouldn't say it's typical Mario because usually Mario is better than this but as a Mario fan you know you can expect this!!!!!!! :sad: :sad:
And yeah, GO WIN the 3rd now!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :yippee: :bigclap:
Yeah, that's Mario...... He can do everything.... :angel:
For example, to do the second break in this set now :lol: :p
OK, it's 4:1 and he has only to hold now!!!!!!!!! HOLD, Mario, PLEASE!!!! :worship:

MariaV
03-26-2006, 07:48 PM
Mashenka! :wavey:
Let's hope he can wrap it up quickly now. :D

Mashik
03-26-2006, 07:51 PM
Mashenka! :wavey:
Let's hope he can wrap it up quickly now. :D
Maria :hug:
The hope is the only one, that he left to us.... :rolleyes: :lol:
OK, Mario!!!!! Win this match!!!!!!!!! PLEEEEEEASE!!!
It's not funny anymore at all!!!!!
A NEED YOU in the next round!!!!!! :bounce:

MariaV
03-26-2006, 07:58 PM
Oh yesssssss! 6-2 the final set!!!!! :D :D

MariaV
03-26-2006, 08:00 PM
Baggy or Kolya next! :eek: :unsure: :scared: AJMO MARIO!!!!!!!!! :bigclap: :bounce: :yippee: :dance:

Mashik
03-26-2006, 08:00 PM
Thank you, dear Mario!!!! :kiss: :bigclap:
And thank you for this last game! From 40*:15 on Serra's serve to deuce and win! That was really great! A real Mario! :yeah:

MariaV
03-26-2006, 08:02 PM
Yeah that was great Masha! :D :D
Do you have NTV+ tennis channel? I am watching Kolya vs Baggy now.

Mashik
03-26-2006, 08:04 PM
Yeah that was great Masha! :D :D
Do you have NTV+ tennis channel? I am watching Kolya vs Baggy now.
No..... :crying2: :banghead: :sobbing:
Only our stuped "Sport", that shows tennis only as a big holiday!! :mad:

I want Mario to play against Kolya and win, of corse :angel: :p

MariaV
03-26-2006, 08:07 PM
Aww :awww: Sorry about that. :hug:
It's 3-3 3rd set. I also want him to play vs Kolya.

MariaV
03-26-2006, 08:08 PM
Btw it's soooo cool how they use the HawkEye. Kolya was wrong 2 times and Baggy was right in one case but now he thought Kolya's ball was out when it was in. Marcos is a cheery character though. Just waved 'sorry' to Kolya. :lol:

Mashik
03-26-2006, 08:14 PM
Btw it's soooo cool how they use the HawkEye. Kolya was wrong 2 times and Baggy was right in one case but now he thought Kolya's ball was out when it was in. Marcos is a cheery character though. Just waved 'sorry' to Kolya. :lol:
:lol: I want to see this system in use!
BTW Will it be used in DC matches?????

Ha! I guess, Mario will have to play against Baggy :rolleyes:

Mashik
03-26-2006, 08:40 PM
Oh.... Kolya won! :eek:
Mario, PLEASE!!!! It's VERY important for me!!!!!!
You HAVE TO WIN!!!!! PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE!!!! :worship:

MariaV
03-26-2006, 08:43 PM
Yep, Kolya won 7-5 in the 3rd! :eek: :eek:
Why is it SO important to you that Mario wins? :o
I hope to see the match. :D
And I'm off to bed now. :wavey:

Mashik
03-26-2006, 08:48 PM
Yep, Kolya won 7-5 in the 3rd! :eek: :eek:
Why is it SO important to you that Mario wins? :o
I hope to see the match. :D
And I'm off to bed now. :wavey:
Oooooh, lucky YOU! You will see Mario..... Can you make fotos or video??? Do you have TV tuner? :worship:

It's very important, 'cos Kolya and my realationships with him (no, I don't know himm just in general :angel: ).... I just NEED Mario to win! ;)

linus
03-26-2006, 09:03 PM
dear Mario :smooch: not beyond our worry :lol:

well, again God pls kill me first when next round coming :sad:

MariaV
03-26-2006, 09:04 PM
LOL, no I don't have a DVD recorder yet. I just have a sat-tuner.
Here the stats. Look pretty decent except for the UEs.

Match Summary M. Ancic F. Serra

1st Serve % 65% 52%
Aces 17 3
Double Faults 4 3
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 58 of 69 = 84% 43 of 60 = 72%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 16 of 37 = 43% 31 of 55 = 56%
Winners (including service) 52 36
Unforced Errors 30 22
Break Point Conversions 3 of 7 = 43% 2 of 4 = 50%
Net Approaches 20 of 29 = 69% 17 of 27 = 63%
Total Points Won 115 106

Mashik
03-26-2006, 09:13 PM
Not bad... But can be MUCH better! :)
He has to do smth with his 2 serve! Immidiatly!

vero
03-26-2006, 09:13 PM
Phew... that was pretty tight!!

:banana: Well done Mario :banana:

Xristos
03-27-2006, 01:42 AM
Any pics from the match agianst Serra?

sandystarlet
03-27-2006, 03:40 AM
There's one on the official site at this link:

http://www.nasdaq-100open.com/news/photos/gallery21984.html

His shirt looks shiny. :confused:

vero
03-27-2006, 01:42 PM
Oh, sorry Sandy, I haven't seen you posted the link here, so I also posted it on the pics thread :smash:

vero
03-27-2006, 01:45 PM
So back to doubles action today.

Monday, March 27, 2006. Court 3: 11:00 AM Start
1.Cyril Suk (CZE)/Pavel Vizner (CZE) vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE)/Jaroslav Levinsky (CZE)
2.Ting Li (CHN)/Tiantian Sun (CHN) vs. Emilie Loit (FRA)/Nicole Pratt (AUS)
3.Fabrice Santoro (FRA)/Nenad Zimonjic (SCG) [5] vs. Mario Ancic (CRO)/Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)

vero
03-27-2006, 01:46 PM
Good luck guys :bounce:

lovemario
03-27-2006, 01:51 PM
Had to make it a tough one again :smash:

But well done :hug:

Now we need a revenge for DC match :p

lovemario
03-27-2006, 01:52 PM
And...tough doubles, ajmo :bounce:

linus
03-27-2006, 02:04 PM
I haven't seen you posted the link here, so I also posted it on the pics thread :smash:
didnt you do a right thing :aplot:

sandystarlet
03-27-2006, 03:24 PM
Ooops, sorry! I guess I should have put it in the pictures thread. I just put it in here to answer that person's question. :silly:

Jadranka
03-27-2006, 04:44 PM
So back to doubles action today.

Monday, March 27, 2006. Court 3: 11:00 AM Start
1.Cyril Suk (CZE)/Pavel Vizner (CZE) vs. Tomas Berdych (CZE)/Jaroslav Levinsky (CZE)
2.Ting Li (CHN)/Tiantian Sun (CHN) vs. Emilie Loit (FRA)/Nicole Pratt (AUS)
3.Fabrice Santoro (FRA)/Nenad Zimonjic (SCG) [5] vs. Mario Ancic (CRO)/Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)

wow
CRO - SCG
oh yeah hehe

Mashik
03-27-2006, 05:20 PM
:bounce: Mario :bounce: Mario :bounce: Mario :bounce:
:bounce: Ivan :bounce: Ivan :bounce: Ivan :bounce:

Goooood luck!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bigclap:

Mashik
03-27-2006, 09:21 PM
that's great news! They won the double!
It was tough, but it was great match! :bounce:

F. Santoro (FRA) / N. Zimonjic (SCG) [5] 5 7 4
M. Ancic (CRO) / I. Ljubicic (CRO) 7 6 10

So, Mario, kill Davydenko tomorrow, please! :angel:

MariaV
03-28-2006, 02:19 AM
:D Mario vs Kolya is up first on Stadium court. :D

Stadium: 11:00 AM Start
1. Men's Singles: 4th Round
Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) [5] vs. Mario Ancic (CRO) [22]

And well done in the doubles again guys. :D :yeah:

Jadranka
03-28-2006, 11:43 AM
ajmo MARIO :o :D :D

Jadranka
03-28-2006, 02:19 PM
http://www.tennismagazin.de/tennis/ergebnisse/miami_herren.html

here is the ranglist ;)
look at Ancic & Ljubicic :o
ooh yeah hehe

Mashik
03-28-2006, 05:55 PM
HE WON, HE WON, HE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:
Thank you, my dear Mario!!!!!!! :hug: :hug: :hug:
I love you so muuuch!!!!!!!!! :angel:

Mashik
03-28-2006, 06:00 PM
And some fotos...

MariaV
03-28-2006, 06:02 PM
Hello lovely people!!!! :kiss: Mario WON 7-5 6-4, YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :woohoo: :woohoo:
I tried to follow as well as I could so here my mini report for those who didn't see the match.
He was playing with a cap and the same green shirt as before. Mario served first and wasn't ready, Davy had BP and used it right away. :( Davy received really really well btw.
Mario finished his 2nd service game with an ace, started to get into the match. :D And then broke Davy back for 2-2! Then held to 0, the wind blew his cap away but that didn't disturb him. :lol:
Then held to 0 again. Kolya challenged a call and was right, his serve was IN, hehe, and he made the 2nd challenge on Mario's serve and was right again, his shot was on the line. And that was all from the challenges for the match, no challenges from Mario. A very calm match actually, Mario held for 6-5 and then broke Davy's serve again to 0 (!!!!!) to take the 1st set 7-5 with a lucky net cord. :D :D
Started the 2nd set and AGAIN lost his serve right away, I guess he relaxed too much after winning the 1st set. :( Once he attempted a bad dropshot and then Kolya hit a great FH winner to break.
In his next service game Mario saved 4 BPs (!!!) buyt finally hold for 1-2.
And then took Kolya's serve to 0 for 3-3!!!!!! Incredible!! Kolya made simply too many UEs.
YAY!!!!!!!! Held to 4-3 w/o any bigger problems, had 2 MPs at 5-4 on Kolya's serve that Kolya saved but then finally took the 3rd MP!!!!! THANK YOU MARIO!!!!!! :worship: :worship:
Mario was pretty happy. :D
The match lasted 1 hr 27 min.
I'll post the stats later. Sorry if it was too long.
And you just try to lose to Stepanek or Nalby in the quarters now Mario!!!!!! ;)

Jadranka
03-28-2006, 06:04 PM
Mario and Ivan won :) cool

MariaV
03-28-2006, 06:08 PM
OK here the stats.

Match Summary N. Davydenko M. Ancic

1st Serve % 76% 71%
Aces 2 9
Double Faults 1 0
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 28 of 48 = 58% 29 of 41 = 71%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 7 of 15 = 47% 11 of 17 = 65%
Winners (including service) 17 20
Unforced Errors 32 23
Break Point Conversions 2 of 6 = 33% 4 of 6 = 67%
Net Approaches 6 of 7 = 86% 5 of 10 = 50%
Total Points Won 53 68
Fastest Match Serve Speed 129.0 MPH 132.0 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 107.3 120.3

Mashik
03-28-2006, 06:11 PM
Hello lovely people!!!! :kiss: Mario WON 7-5 6-4, YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :woohoo: :woohoo:
I tried to follow as well as I could so here my mini report for those who didn't see the match.
He was playing with a cap and the same green shirt as before. Mario served first and wasn't ready, Davy had BP and used it right away. :( Davy received really really well btw.
Mario finished his 2nd service game with an ace, started to get into the match. :D And then broke Davy back for 2-2! Then held to 0, the wind blew his cap away but that didn't disturb him. :lol:
Then held to 0 again. Kolya challenged a call and was right, his serve was IN, hehe, and he made the 2nd challenge on Mario's serve and was right again, his shot was on the line. And that was all from the challenges for the match, no challenges from Mario. A very calm match actually, Mario held for 6-5 and then broke Davy's serve again to 0 (!!!!!) to take the 1st set 7-5 with a lucky net cord. :D :D
Started the 2nd set and AGAIN lost his serve right away, I guess he relaxed too much after winning the 1st set. :( Once he attempted a bad dropshot and then Kolya hit a great FH winner to break.
In his next service game Mario saved 4 BPs (!!!) buyt finally hold for 1-2.
And then took Kolya's serve to 0 for 3-3!!!!!! Incredible!! Kolya made simply too many UEs.
YAY!!!!!!!! Held to 4-3 w/o any bigger problems, had 2 MPs at 5-4 on Kolya's serve that Kolya saved but then finally took the 3rd MP!!!!! THANK YOU MARIO!!!!!! :worship: :worship:
Mario was pretty happy. :D
The match lasted 1 hr 27 min.
I'll post the stats later. Sorry if it was too long.
And you just try to lose to Stepanek or Nalby in the quarters now Mario!!!!!! ;)

Thank you :kiss:
I couldn't see, tey shown Ivan's match and then some news. :(
But.. Who cares now??? MARIO WON!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, Mario, don't think to lose in the next round now! ;) :p

vero
03-28-2006, 10:15 PM
Ooops, sorry! I guess I should have put it in the pictures thread. I just put it in here to answer that person's question. :silly:
No sweats Sandy, don't feel sorry, it's all right :) It's me who didn't see you had posted it there, that's all... and anyway that doesn't matter at all if this pic is posted twice :p

vero
03-28-2006, 10:16 PM
that's great news! They won the double!
It was tough, but it was great match! :bounce:

F. Santoro (FRA) / N. Zimonjic (SCG) [5] 5 7 4
M. Ancic (CRO) / I. Ljubicic (CRO) 7 6 10

So, Mario, kill Davydenko tomorrow, please! :angel:
:yeah:

vero
03-28-2006, 10:19 PM
HE WON, HE WON, HE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:
Thank you, my dear Mario!!!!!!! :hug: :hug: :hug:
I love you so muuuch!!!!!!!!! :angel:
:banana: :banana: Well done Mario :worship:


And thanks for the pics Maria :kiss:

vero
03-28-2006, 10:23 PM
Hello lovely people!!!! :kiss: Mario WON 7-5 6-4, YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :woohoo: :woohoo:
I tried to follow as well as I could so here my mini report for those who didn't see the match.
He was playing with a cap and the same green shirt as before. Mario served first and wasn't ready, Davy had BP and used it right away. :( Davy received really really well btw.
Mario finished his 2nd service game with an ace, started to get into the match. :D And then broke Davy back for 2-2! Then held to 0, the wind blew his cap away but that didn't disturb him. :lol:
Then held to 0 again. Kolya challenged a call and was right, his serve was IN, hehe, and he made the 2nd challenge on Mario's serve and was right again, his shot was on the line. And that was all from the challenges for the match, no challenges from Mario. A very calm match actually, Mario held for 6-5 and then broke Davy's serve again to 0 (!!!!!) to take the 1st set 7-5 with a lucky net cord. :D :D
Started the 2nd set and AGAIN lost his serve right away, I guess he relaxed too much after winning the 1st set. :( Once he attempted a bad dropshot and then Kolya hit a great FH winner to break.
In his next service game Mario saved 4 BPs (!!!) buyt finally hold for 1-2.
And then took Kolya's serve to 0 for 3-3!!!!!! Incredible!! Kolya made simply too many UEs.
YAY!!!!!!!! Held to 4-3 w/o any bigger problems, had 2 MPs at 5-4 on Kolya's serve that Kolya saved but then finally took the 3rd MP!!!!! THANK YOU MARIO!!!!!! :worship: :worship:
Mario was pretty happy. :D
The match lasted 1 hr 27 min.
I'll post the stats later. Sorry if it was too long.
And you just try to lose to Stepanek or Nalby in the quarters now Mario!!!!!! ;)
No, no Maria, your report is perfect! :D Thanks a lot :kiss:

linus
03-29-2006, 12:13 AM
dear Mario, be sure to win next round pls :angel:

silly kitty
03-29-2006, 09:27 AM
Win,win,win!!!!!!!!!!Nothing to add.Okay,just one thing to add:win!!!!:shout: :kiss: :)

MariaV
03-29-2006, 09:33 AM
Mario vs Nalby is the night match. AHHHHHHHH. Sigh. I'll be up for it. :D

Stadium: 12:00 PM Start
1. Women's Singles: Quarterfinals Draw
Tatiana Golovin (FRA) [22] vs. Jie Zheng (CHN)

Not Before 2:00 PM Draw
2. Men's Singles: Quarterfinals
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) [6] vs. Agustin Calleri (ARG)

3. Women's Doubles: Quarterfinals Draw
Liezel Huber (RSA)
Martina Navratilova (USA) [7] vs. Ting Li (CHN)
Tiantian Sun (CHN)

Stadium: 7:00 PM Start
1. Women's Singles: Quarterfinals Draw
Anastasia Myskina (RUS) [10] vs. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [4]

Not Before 9:00 PM Draw
2. Men's Singles: Quarterfinals
Mario Ancic (CRO) [22] vs. David Nalbandian (ARG) [3]

lovemario
03-29-2006, 10:04 AM
:woohoo: GREAT

First ever AMS quarter final for Mario :yeah: (thank god, I might add :angel: )

An now a prep for DC :)

lovemario
03-29-2006, 10:08 AM
And thanks a lot Maria for your report, please continue updating if you are to watch the match :kiss:

vero
03-29-2006, 12:09 PM
Best of luck Mario!!

http://yelims2.free.fr/Fete/Danseuse03.gif AJMO http://yelims2.free.fr/Fete/Danseuse03.gif

http://yelims5.free.fr/Sport/Danseuses.gif

linus
03-29-2006, 12:55 PM
give us a big gift pls, dear Mario :smooch:

lovemario
03-29-2006, 03:29 PM
Himself the biggest gift :angel:

lovemario
03-29-2006, 03:37 PM
http://yelims5.free.fr/Sport/Danseuses.gif

linus
03-29-2006, 04:25 PM
Himself the biggest gift :angel:
what an idea :devil:

Mario, focus on match :angel:

Jadranka
03-29-2006, 07:48 PM
http://www.eurosport.com/tennis/miami-masters/2006/live_mtc139220.shtml

here the LIVE match Ljubicic - Calleri

vero
03-30-2006, 03:11 AM
He lost 6/2 6/2 :bigcry: :bigcry: :bigcry:

Mashik
03-30-2006, 03:16 AM
I.... It was WHAT??????????
No match, no Mario! I don't know, what to say! :awww:

MariaV
03-30-2006, 03:29 AM
Awwww Vero, you were up for the match. :sad: :hug: Yes, he lost 6-2 6-2. :bigcry:
OK, here my sad mini report but it has to be done I guess. :tears:
He had his green shirt on and no cap as this was a night match.
Our Mario started with losing his serve again. :( And couldn't do anything on David's serve either. Then Mario made a challenge on his serve for 1-2, the linesperson didn't call it but Mario saw that David's return was way OUT what the HawkEye also showed. :D This won Mario the last point on his serve.
Otrherwise David was too good, Mario lost his serve again, made 2 DFs. :(
2 GREAT returns when David served at 4-1 but that didn't help. :sad:
HEHE, David then challenged Mario's serve at 40-30 for 2-5 and was wrong, Mario's serve was IN, it was his 5th ace of the match. :D But that didn't help much either, David won the 1st set 6-2. Simply too many errors from our dear Mario. :sad: And he didn't have a single BP when David had 2 and used them both. Mario was kinda always late for David's shots. :(
At least he won his service game at the start of the 2nd set. :D
Then he had the 1st BP on David's serve but couldn't use it and was very angry about it, made a move like he wanted to throw his racket. :lol:
BOOO!!!!! And then David broke him again. :bigcry:
Then Mario made his 2nd challenge on David's serve and was right again, David's serve was just a little OUT. :D Then Mario lost his serve again and the score was 1-4 already. Nothing helped. :shrug:
David won the 2nd set 6-2 too. Match time 56 min.

OK, at least one positive out of the match - Mario made probably his first 2 challenges and was right on both of them. :D :yeah: Too bad they didn't help much today. :sad: Anyway, have a nice day everyone and a nice birthday to Mario despite the loss. :hug:

MariaV
03-30-2006, 03:31 AM
And here the sad stats. :sad:
Match Summary M. Ancic D. Nalbandian

1st Serve % 56% 78%
Aces 6 3
Double Faults 3 0
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 13 of 23 = 57% 28 of 32 = 88%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 6 of 18 = 33% 6 of 9 = 67%
Winners (including service) 10 21
Unforced Errors 17 9 :( :(
Break Point Conversions 0 of 1 = 0% 4 of 4 = 100%
Net Approaches 2 of 8 = 25% 9 of 11 = 82% His net play was horrible today too. :sad:
Total Points Won 26 56
Fastest Match Serve Speed 128.0 MPH 120.0 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 118.7 109.9

linus
03-30-2006, 03:50 AM
lost myself first :sad:

vero
03-30-2006, 03:58 AM
Awwww Vero, you were up for the match. :sad: :hug: Yes, he lost 6-2 6-2. :bigcry:
Yeah, I couldn't help waking up to see the score... but I might stayed to bed :awww:


And thanks dear Maria :kiss: Though pretty :sad: report :tears:

MariaV
03-30-2006, 04:51 AM
Btw, Mario & Ivan play doubles at the Stadium court tonight.

Stadium: 11:00 AM Start
Men's Doubles: Semifinals
Bob Bryan (USA)
Mike Bryan (USA) [1] vs. Jonathan Erlich (ISR)
Andy Ram (ISR) [6]

Not Before 1:00 PM
2. Women's Singles: Semifinals
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA) [1] vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [12]

Not Before 3:00 PM
3. Men's Singles: Quarterfinals
Andy Roddick (USA) [4] vs. David Ferrer (ESP) [11]

4. Men's Doubles: Quarterfinals
Mario Ancic (CRO)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) vs. Paul Hanley (AUS)
Kevin Ullyett (ZIM) [4]

Mashik
03-30-2006, 08:34 AM
Thank's Maria, very interesting. :yeah: Though, I've seen the match in Net, but there was some problems with the speed, so I hadn't seen some moments from your report :(

OK, now all my hopes are on Ivan. Hope, he will win. Or our dear Croatia has not very many chances in DC next weekend :awww: But of course, I believe in them as always :) :bigclap:

About the doubles. Hmm.. It looks like everybody, not only Mario and Ivan, has a very tough opponents in this round. But good luck!!!! They can win, if they really want! ;)

MariaV
03-31-2006, 07:50 AM
You're welcome Mashenka! :wavey:
:sad: Mario and Ivan lost to Hanley/Ullyet 6-3 6-7 (2) 7-10.
Tough opponents and a very tough & close match it seems acc to the stats.

Match Summary Ancic/Ljubicic Hanley/Ullyett
1st Serve % 56% 63%
Aces 5 4
Double Faults 2 4
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 31 of 42 = 74% 34 of 43 = 79%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 19 of 33 = 58% 14 of 25 = 56%
Break Point Conversions 1 of 3 = 33% 0 of 4 = 0%
Total Points Won 70 73
Fastest Match Serve Speed 135.0 MPH 123.0 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 120.1 113.1

Anyway, good luck in the DC! :bounce: :bigclap:

vero
03-31-2006, 09:01 AM
:awww: esp when thinking they lost without being broken at any time :(

Anyway, that was a pretty good preparation for DC :)

vero
03-31-2006, 09:12 AM
OK, now all my hopes are on Ivan. Hope, he will win. Or our dear Croatia has not very many chances in DC next weekend :awww: But of course, I believe in them as always :) :bigclap:
I'm not sure there's such a big connection between the two events... I mean of course that wouldn't be good for confidence if Ivan loses to Nalby today, but DC is such a different competition, completely aside from the Tour in players' head - I think.

Mashik
03-31-2006, 09:35 AM
I'm not sure there's such a big connection between the two events... I mean of course that wouldn't be good for confidence if Ivan loses to Nalby today, but DC is such a different competition, completely aside from the Tour in players' head - I think.

I know, it's a big differebce between it, but I will relax, if Ivan wins this match. :rolleyes:
Anywhere, it's only a week left, and both Mario and Ivan have played against David already. It's important to know the level of his game now, I think.. :)

vero
03-31-2006, 09:45 AM
Yes, I'll be more relax too if Ivan wins today, that's for sure... And hopefully Mario will be able to use this quarterfinal match in a positive way and take his revenge next week :p

Mashik
03-31-2006, 09:50 AM
Yes, I'll be more relax too if Ivan wins today, that's for sure... And hopefully Mario will be able to use this quarterfinal match in a positive way and take his revenge next week :p
I hope... :angel:
And I hope that Ivan, sitting next to him, will help him too! ;)

vero
04-01-2006, 08:20 AM
And with the way - very convincing :worship: - Ivan won yesterday, let's hope he'll tell Mario the key to defeat Nalby :p And Ivan will have a psychological advantage over him :)

Mashik
04-01-2006, 09:17 AM
I only wish, Ivan told Mario the key befor his match... :p

vero
04-03-2006, 10:10 AM
New rankings :D

INDESIT ATP 2006 Race: n°10 with 114 pts :banana:
INDESIT ATP Rankings: n°17 with 1475 pts (same as Gasquet who's just above him) :woohoo:

Keep it up Mario :bounce:

MariaV
04-03-2006, 10:14 AM
YEP! :D :bounce: :bigclap:

lovemario
04-03-2006, 03:23 PM
OOOps, I just updated on rankings thread, but since it's good news, hope you won't hold it against me :angel:

What to say abt Nalbandian match? With all due respest to David and Mario sucked in that match, my opinion is thatMario entered the matchwith too much respect to his opponent, now I mean that in the best way. ario considers him the most talented player alongside with Fed and Marat, and I think he just entered thinking how he won't be able to defeat him (subconsciously) and their previous matches didn't help.
Well anyways, that's just my humble psychological opinion :p

vero
04-05-2006, 10:03 PM
OOOps, I just updated on rankings thread, but since it's good news, hope you won't hold it against me :angel:
No sweats dear, no sweats ;) esp with such good news :p And anyway, it's more logical to update the rankings thread :angel:



What to say abt Nalbandian match? With all due respest to David and Mario sucked in that match, my opinion is thatMario entered the matchwith too much respect to his opponent, now I mean that in the best way. ario considers him the most talented player alongside with Fed and Marat, and I think he just entered thinking how he won't be able to defeat him (subconsciously) and their previous matches didn't help.
Well anyways, that's just my humble psychological opinion :p
Hmm, that could be the explanation ;)