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--**Casablanca Cheering Thread**--

marti_228
04-21-2006, 11:41 PM
Main Draw:

(1) MASSU, Nicolas CHI v BERRER, Michael GER
DI MAURO, Alessio ITA v (WC) EL AAREJ, Mounir MAR
BERLOCQ, Carlos ARG v MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
MONACO, Juan ARG v (5) CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA

(4) SEPPI, Andreas ITA v PHAU, Bjorn GER
Qualifier v Qualifier
RAMIREZ HIDALGO, Ruben ESP v VANEK, Jiri CZE
GARCIA-LOPEZ, Guillermo ESP v (6) MELZER, Jurgen AUT

(8) SIMON, Gilles FRA v HERNYCH, Jan CZE
(WC) TAHIRI, Mehdi MAR v MARACH, Oliver AUT
MAYER, Florian GER v (WC) OUAHAB, Lamine ALG
BEHREND, Tomas GER v (3) ROCHUS, Christophe BEL

(7) BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA v PATIENCE, Olivier FRA
WASKE, Alexander GER v MULLER, Gilles LUX
Qualifier v TIPSAREVIC, Janko SCG
Qualifier v (2) HORNA, Luis PER



Good luck Pico!! :D He got a tough draw :(

justClaudia
04-22-2006, 12:10 AM
Grrrrrrr, why Arnaud? :sobbing: I hate this draw.

Anyway, good luck Juan. :)

Fergie
04-22-2006, 12:51 AM
Not an easy first round again :sad: :ras:

Vamos Juan! :bounce:

*Ljubica*
04-22-2006, 09:54 AM
Not a good draw - Clement - and then Massu in the quarters :devil:

The only good thing (from a purely personal point of view), is that I'm going to the Munich tournament next week, and I was a little worried that if Juan went deep into this draw he might pull out of Munich :sad: So if he loses early in Casablanca then I have much more chance of seeing him in Munich!!! Sorry to be selfish, but does that make sense? :p

*Ljubica*
04-23-2006, 10:43 AM
Juan will also play doubles here with Lucho Horna. Here is a link to the draw. Their first opponents will be Thomas Behrend/Philip Petzchner from Germany http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2006/360/MDD.pdf

Hangdog
04-23-2006, 05:57 PM
:lol: Rosie (hey dear :wavey: ), I just love your “Clement – and then Massu in the quarters” :). Is everything so bad for poor Arnaud? Though yes, one thing is already bad – that Mónaco plays Clément, so I see this is already the second round he examines my favorite Frenchies… Who’s next, Grosjean at RG? :tape:

Well, I don’t think there is a clear favorite in this encounter. Juan can concentrate on a single match and play his best, moreover it’s on his favorite clay and he has what to defend but Arnaud is Arnaud and he played a good match against Nadal in Monte-Carlo even despite a low motivation. So don’t know… Anyway I’ll be for Arnaud, sorry, - that’s why I’d also like Juan not to go too deep into the draw and better come to Munich in time :o. By the way, I’m a bit late but congratulation with the clay courts time in Europe, Rose (and others who enjoy it)! Have a great time wherever you’re going to! Ehhh… loud voice for cheering and strong hands for holding your camera! lol ;)

*Ljubica*
04-23-2006, 06:34 PM
:lol: Rosie (hey dear :wavey: ), I just love your “Clement – and then Massu in the quarters” :). Is everything so bad for poor Arnaud? Though yes, one thing is already bad – that Mónaco plays Clément, so I see this is already the second round he examines my favorite Frenchies… Who’s next, Grosjean at RG? :tape:

Well, I don’t think there is a clear favorite in this encounter. Juan can concentrate on a single match and play his best, moreover it’s on his favorite clay and he has what to defend but Arnaud is Arnaud and he played a good match against Nadal in Monte-Carlo even despite a low motivation. So don’t know… Anyway I’ll be for Arnaud, sorry, - that’s why I’d also like Juan not to go too deep into the draw and better come to Munich in time :o. By the way, I’m a bit late but congratulation with the clay courts time in Europe, Rose (and others who enjoy it)! Have a great time wherever you’re going to! Ehhh… loud voice for cheering and strong hands for holding your camera! lol ;)
Thanks for your good wishes :hug: I believe your Arnaud beat Juan earlier this year (though on hard not on clay) - so I think his greater experience will win through. And, as I said, - being selfish - I will not mind so much this time - Juan will just have to win every other match he plays this Spring to make up for it!!!!

Anyway - here is tomorrow's OOP:-

Central Court : 2:00 PM
Men's Single First Round
DI MAURO, Alessio (ITA) vs (WC) EL AAREJ, Mounir (MAR)
Followed by Men's Single First Round
(5) CLEMENT, Arnaud (FRA) vs MONACO, Juan (ARG)
Followed by Men's Double First Round
(WC) OUAHABI, Talal(MAR) ZIADI , Mehdi(MAR) vs (WC) EL AAREJ , Mounir (MAR) TAHIRI, Mehdi (MAR)

Fergie
04-24-2006, 12:13 AM
Vamos Juan! :bounce:

justClaudia
04-24-2006, 12:54 AM
Thanks for your good wishes :hug: I believe your Arnaud beat Juan earlier this year (though on hard not on clay) - so I think his greater experience will win through. And, as I said, - being selfish - I will not mind so much this time - Juan will just have to win every other match he plays this Spring to make up for it!!!!

Alright Rosie, I understand that. ;) But if he looses ( wich is very likely to happen ) he really has to make it up for you, and for the rest of his fans during Spring. It's a must. :lol:

Good luck for tomorow Juan. :dance:

Neely
04-24-2006, 03:29 PM
I don't see such a huge problem for him in Clément who has hardly any quality wins on clay. But we know it's not only dependent of Clément, Juan can also contribute some crazy things or just show a bad day and the match is can be lost this way.

BTW, Rosie, I also hope he is coming to Munich. Quite confident he does, though! :)

justClaudia
04-24-2006, 04:12 PM
Casablanca should have a scoreboard. :mad: The only I'm following is terrible.

Vamos Juan!

*Ljubica*
04-24-2006, 04:24 PM
I don't see such a huge problem for him in Clément who has hardly any quality wins on clay. But we know it's not only dependent of Clément, Juan can also contribute some crazy things or just show a bad day and the match is can be lost this way.

BTW, Rosie, I also hope he is coming to Munich. Quite confident he does, though! :)
You're so right about the crazy things :p Mainly his concentration - not sure where his mind is sometimes but it's often not on the match!!!!! Are you going to Munich then Neely?

As for the scoreboard Claudia - I'm just home from work and very tired and need food - so frankly I don't think I'll even bother with it!! I have a lot to do and we'll find out what happened soon enough!!

justClaudia
04-24-2006, 04:35 PM
You're so right about the crazy things :p Mainly his concentration - not sure where his mind is sometimes but it's often not on the match!!!!! Are you going to Munich then Neely?

As for the scoreboard Claudia - I'm just home from work and very tired and need food - so frankly I don't think I'll even bother with it!! I have a lot to do and we'll find out what happened soon enough!!


I'm almost giving up on mine to be honest. :lol: I hate scoreboards anyway, they stress me too much.

But you're right, we'll find out the result soon.

*Ljubica*
04-24-2006, 04:38 PM
I'm almost giving up on mine to be honest. :lol: I hate scoreboards anyway, they stress me too much.

But you're right, we'll find out the result soon.
I hate them too - especially ones that don't work like this one :devil: I think I shall watch "Neighbours" instead!!!!

justClaudia
04-24-2006, 04:59 PM
I hate them too - especially ones that don't work like this one :devil: I think I shall watch "Neighbours" instead!!!!
If I were you I would definatly watch Neighbours. :lol: Less stressing for sure.

He lost the first set anyway, 6-4.

*Ljubica*
04-24-2006, 05:22 PM
If I were you I would definatly watch Neighbours. :lol: Less stressing for sure.

He lost the first set anyway, 6-4.
"Neighbours" can be very stressing...............or maybe I take it too seriously!!! He is a break down in the 2nd now too :rolleyes: According to some people in the scoring thread Clement is playing well though - it's not that Juan is playing particularly badly. Sadly, Juan has quarter final points from Munich to defend this week, - so his ranking (now 96 :eek: ) will drop badly :unsure:

justClaudia
04-24-2006, 05:55 PM
He lost 6-4, 6-1.

How much will he drop Rosie?

96? :scared:

*Ljubica*
04-24-2006, 05:55 PM
He lost 6-4, 6-1 :sad: Seems the first set was very close - and he broke Clement at one stage - but in the 2nd set he had his customary concentration lapse :rolleyes: I will give him a good shake in Munich and tell him off :p Claudia, at least, knows I'm not joking when I say this :devil:

As for how much he will drop....I would think below 100 - but I've never been too good at working out points and rankings - they are a mystery to me and I let the nice men at the ATP do them for me!!! He will lose 8 points, but it depends a lot on what people around him do as well - totally confusing to someone like me who doesn't understand anything to do with figures at all :p He has nothing to defend next week though, so if he gets an easy draw in Munich he should regain position pretty quickly. He really just needs one good week - the bad drop came when all the points from the Casablanca final last year dropped off - and he has the whole Spring and Sumemr to regain them. I'm told they don't expect to win many matches this year anyway as it's all a "learning curve" :)

justClaudia
04-24-2006, 06:37 PM
I never got this ranking/points stuff either. Plus, maths and me were never good friends. :lol:
Whatever happens, let's hope he can make it up in the Spring and in the Summer. I think he can make it. :)

And Rosie, you got a task to do in Munich, don't you forget it. :lol:

Fergie
04-25-2006, 12:41 AM
Juan :sad:

*Ljubica*
04-25-2006, 05:15 AM
OOP for Doubles today:-

Court 2
Matches Start At: 11:00AM

Florian MAYER (GER) vs. Lamine OUAHAB (ALG)
Tomislav PERIC (CRO) vs. Luis HORNA (PER)
Daniele BRACCIALI (ITA) vs. Olivier PATIENCE (FRA)
Luis HORNA (PER)/Juan MONACO (ARG) vs. Philipp PETZSCHNER (GER)/Tomas BEHREND (GER)

*Ljubica*
04-25-2006, 04:54 PM
Juan and Lucho lost 6-3, 5-7. 3-10. Next stop - Munich (hopefully) ;)

Hangdog
04-25-2006, 05:09 PM
How fast he leaves Morocco... :rolleyes: But...
His ranking is 96th now?!.. :eek: Ooops, I didn’t know, I thought it’s still somewhere between 70 and 80. Then, yes, it was too selfish to wish him to lose, shame on me :o. Hope Munich will stop this drop (*but please, no more Frenchies on his way*). Come on Rosie, indeed, tell him everything off, the boy’s deserved a good shake! :p I would like to do the same - so give him and his nice coach my greetings and tell that they are always welcomed here… on the north :devil:.

*Ljubica*
04-25-2006, 05:50 PM
How fast he leaves Morocco... :rolleyes: But...
His ranking is 96th now?!.. :eek: Ooops, I didn’t know, I thought it’s still somewhere between 70 and 80. Then, yes, it was too selfish to wish him to lose, shame on me :o. Hope Munich will stop this drop (*but please, no more Frenchies on his way*). Come on Rosie, indeed, tell him everything off, the boy’s deserved a good shake! :p I would like to do the same - so give him and his nice coach my greetings and tell that they are always welcomed here… on the north :devil:.
Can't promise I will get the chance to give him a good shake Irina - but if I do, then I will make sure he knows it comes from you as well :p And I will definately tell Eduardo to go back to St. Petersburg in October - I want to go this time anyway - so it would be great to meet you there :hug:

justClaudia
04-26-2006, 12:28 AM
:awww:

Juan and Lucho lost 6-3, 5-7. 3-10. Next stop - Munich (hopefully) ;)



Hope he can do better in Munich. :)

Fergie
04-26-2006, 01:33 AM
Hope he can do better in Munich. :)
Juan will do it :)

Hangdog
04-26-2006, 03:34 AM
Can't promise I will get the chance to give him a good shake Irina - but if I do, then I will make sure he knows it comes from you as well :p And I will definately tell Eduardo to go back to St. Petersburg in October - I want to go this time anyway - so it would be great to meet you there :hug:
Thank you! And sure, Rosie, you're not less welcomed here than Juan and Eduardo altogether :hug: That'd be great to have you all here, in our modest provincial village! ;) So just know, if you decide to come feel free to ask me whatever and wherever you want, I'd be only glad to help you with anything.
And better luck for Juan in Europe in general.

*Ljubica*
04-26-2006, 05:09 AM
Thank you! And sure, Rosie, you're not less welcomed here than Juan and Eduardo altogether :hug: That'd be great to have you all here, in our modest provincial village! ;) So just know, if you decide to come feel free to ask me whatever and wherever you want, I'd be only glad to help you with anything.
And better luck for Juan in Europe in general.
Thank you :hug: Last time I was in St. Petersburg was October 2002 - so I am due another visit!!! My main problem will be that I am hoping to have a new job by the Autumn, so annual holiday may be an issue :sad: - but nothing is impossible if you want it badly enough :) Guess the first thing is to "persuade" them that they have to put in on their schedule!!!!!

Hangdog
04-27-2006, 07:26 PM
Thank you :hug: Last time I was in St. Petersburg was October 2002 - so I am due another visit!!! My main problem will be that I am hoping to have a new job by the Autumn, so annual holiday may be an issue :sad: - but nothing is impossible if you want it badly enough :) Guess the first thing is to "persuade" them that they have to put in on their schedule!!!!!
Great words about nothing is impossible! ;) I think you'll exactly discover something new for youself, the city has been changed since 2002, people did a lot of work especially in 2003 when we celebrated 300 years. And about to "persuade"... that's really incredibely. We have to persuade players ourself, how nice... And then organizers become so surprised why nobody is coming. Though anyway Juan has not so many alternatives with such a ranking. You know, if he is not classified in Top60 there is a big chance that he'll have to play quallies in Lion/Basel but in SPb he'll have more possibilities for the direct entry to the main draw. Plus everybody says no other tourney has so great menu for the players. So there are possible entry to the main draw and a lot of good food. What else can man need? :) Ah yes, forgot. Russian girls also live over there :devil:

*Ljubica*
04-27-2006, 07:57 PM
Great words about nothing is impossible! ;) I think you'll exactly discover something new for youself, the city has been changed since 2002, people did a lot of work especially in 2003 when we celebrated 300 years. And about to "persuade"... that's really incredibely. We have to persuade players ourself, how nice... And then organizers become so surprised why nobody is coming. Though anyway Juan has not so many alternatives with such a ranking. You know, if he is not classified in Top60 there is a big chance that he'll have to play quallies in Lion/Basel but in SPb he'll have more possibilities for the direct entry to the main draw. Plus everybody says no other tourney has so great menu for the players. So there are possible entry to the main draw and a lot of good food. What else can man need? :) Ah yes, forgot. Russian girls also live over there :devil:
:haha:......but remember, our Juan has to concentrate on playing tennis - those beautiful Russian girls may be a distraction for him ;) I agree with what you say though - St. Petersburg does have a lower cut off point, and would therefore be a better option for him...................sadly though I do not make his schedule - which is where the "persuading" will have to come in! And about the food - last time I was in your city I found this wonderful little cafe where they served this incredible chocolate cake :drool: - not sure they would be so good for Juan's fitness though - far too fattening!!!!! I will just have to eat them all myself - that is if I could ever find the place again!!!!!! But as you say so much has changed - it may longer even be there :sad: