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WIMBLEDON..ahhhh chooo! Grass Allergies Alert! Next Year Save The Plane Fare... ;)

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NicoFan
06-03-2006, 06:40 PM
I thought I'd start the grass season thread early so we can all chime in on how much it sucks. :devil:

GRASS SUCKS!

:haha:

PoderShileno
06-04-2006, 12:46 AM
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:haha:

Good Luck Nico in the grass season TU PUEDES ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ :yeah:

NicoFan
06-04-2006, 12:59 AM
Yup, Nico can do it. :yeah:

Like Fergie said, he's got a nice serve.

I like my players to be good on ALL surfaces. ;) :yeah:

And Wimbledon has the Cathedral of tennis...Centre Court.

So even though grass sucks :haha: VAMOS NICO!

Sparko1030
06-05-2006, 04:06 AM
Good Luck Nico on the grass!!! :hatoff: I think he is doing more grass warm up events this year so he may do better on the stuff than ususal.

kidnicky
06-05-2006, 03:24 PM
well I agree with all of you GRASS SUCKS!!!!! :ras:

but I've to show some respect for Wimbledon and besides I've to support Nico so

VAMOOS NICO!!! GOOD LUCK!! :yeah:

But still grass sucks!! :haha:

Conita
06-05-2006, 09:21 PM
I hope Nico and Feña go to Nottingham, although I doubt it. :(

NicoFan
06-05-2006, 09:40 PM
I'm not sure about Fernando but Nico is going to the Boodles Challenge (its an exhibition).

GonzoFan
06-05-2006, 10:07 PM
I hope Nico and Feña go to Nottingham, although I doubt it. :(

Sorry, but no Fernando in Nottingham this year :awww:

NicoFan
06-05-2006, 10:46 PM
I wish they had both gone there too. Don't understand why they didn't. :shrug: :sad:

Alx
06-08-2006, 08:25 PM
I would have prefered than Nico plays in Nottingham or s'Hertogenbosch quite in the Boodles Challenge.

NicoFan
06-08-2006, 08:29 PM
Me too Alx. :sad: I don't know why he didn't play in one of the regular tournaments....he needs the points to keep moving up.

I keep saying that....I don't know why...I don't understand. :lol: :lol:

kidnicky
06-08-2006, 09:50 PM
yeah NicoFan, I don't know why you keep saying that ... remember that we'll never understand what's through Nico's midn :lol:

TommyB.
06-09-2006, 09:12 AM
Hm no ATP tournament on grass with Nico. :sad:

I wonder if Nico will be seeded for Wimbledon? I think he is #30 in the entry list at the moment. But i don´t know because these Wimbledon management always make their own seeding list. :shrug:

kidnicky
06-09-2006, 01:27 PM
you're right Tommy, we don't know it and it seems that we'll have to wait until this Wimbledon people decide what to do this year with their tournament ('cause it seems that they're separate from the ATP lol!)

NicoFan
06-09-2006, 08:23 PM
I was going to ask about the Wimbledon seeding - I know they have some weird calculation to make the seeds. :shrug: Maybe Judio would know - I'll try to remember to post and ask him this weekend.

NicoFan
06-11-2006, 05:43 PM
I changed the title...cuz I decided that I want Nico to win Wimbledon. :yeah:

:lol:

Alx
06-11-2006, 05:49 PM
I want Nico to win Wimbledon. :yeah:

:lol:

I want Nico to win Wimbledon too.
It's possible, Agassi won his first grand slam in Wimbledon, no ?
Nothing's impossible. ;)

NicoFan
06-11-2006, 05:54 PM
I want Nico to win Wimbledon too.
It's possible, Agassi won his first grand slam in Wimbledon, no ?
Nothing's impossible. ;)

YES, so true! :yeah: :lol:

Impossible is nothing. :cool:

kidnicky
06-12-2006, 01:53 PM
Yeah Impossible is nothing :yeah: but could you imagine what would happen if Nico win this?? :lol: I'd jump from the balcony with a chilean flag on my back :haha:

Alx
06-12-2006, 01:59 PM
At which stage do you live ?

kidnicky
06-12-2006, 02:03 PM
stage?? I live in Mexico :p ... stage of what? of crazyness?? :lol:

kidnicky
06-12-2006, 02:04 PM
ooh wait, maybe you mean in wich floor :p ... I live in a 2nd floor :lol:

Alx
06-12-2006, 02:08 PM
It's not too high.
I think if Nico won Wimbledon, nobody couldn't erase the smile of my face for at least 24 hours. I will be on a little cloud...
The only fact of thinking of that make me smile. :D

kidnicky
06-12-2006, 02:58 PM
yeah me too, I'm still smiling thinking about that possibility :lol:

NicoFan
06-12-2006, 11:56 PM
I would be on a little cloud too! It would be the best day ever!

NicoFan
06-14-2006, 09:20 PM
Here's the link for the Boodles exhibition:

http://www.theboodles.com/flash/index.htm

And I didn't know Fernando would be there? :) This is the one time I wouldn't mind Nico playing Fernando. Fer is so good on grass that it would give Nico a good warmup.

+alonso
06-15-2006, 01:27 AM
If Nico wins Wimbledon I'll be laughing for the rest of the year :lol: and so !
I think I'll be one of the happiest people in my country for suure :lol: I'll go to the main square and take my clothes off :p too.
My dream draw would be
Nico d. Hewitt / d. Federer / d. Roddick / d. Ljubicic / d. Ancic / d. Everyone except for Feña, If they play I would like them to draw the match :lol: :haha: and both keep advancing :lol:
Ok, Alonso stop :o :p :haha:

NicoFan
06-15-2006, 01:53 AM
If Nico wins Wimbledon I'll be laughing for the rest of the year :lol: and so !
I think I'll be one of the happiest people in my country for suure :lol: I'll go to the main square and take my clothes off :p too.
My dream draw would be
Nico d. Hewitt / d. Federer / d. Roddick / d. Ljubicic / d. Ancic / d. Everyone except for Feña, If they play I would like them to draw the match :lol: :haha: and both keep advancing :lol:
Ok, Alonso stop :o :p :haha:


Are you trying to kill poor Nico with that lineup?!?!? :haha:

kidnicky
06-15-2006, 03:32 AM
Alonso don't even mention that draw :haha: he'd get tired for the rest of the year :p

Fernando will be there too?? and I disagree with you NicoFan, I don't even want to think about another match between them, no matter if this is just an exhibition or whatever ?!?!? NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

TommyB.
06-15-2006, 08:56 AM
Thanks for the link NicoFan!

Nice to see that Tommy H plays there too. :)

How many matches they must play? I don´t know anything about this challenge. :shrug:

NicoFan
06-15-2006, 12:44 PM
I heard they have a guaranteed 3 matches - I think that's probably why Nico signed up for it - gives him a chance to have a really good warmup for Wimbledon.

I was hoping there would be info today about when he was flying to England, but nada. There's no info on anything today. :sad:

kidnicky
06-15-2006, 01:55 PM
He'd be flying to England tomorrow or Saturday, that's what I remember from the article where Papa Massu was talking about last night's exhibition, I'm sure that we'll know something tomorrow.

Tommy Haas is playing there too?? woow that's great!!! good warmup for the cow's tournament, I mean sorry, for Wimbledon :p

I can't believe that there's not a single picture from yesterday :mad: only one of Marcelo flirting with the ball girl :rolleyes: ... at least for that article I know that Nico behaved himself compared to Marcelo :lol:

NicoFan
06-15-2006, 02:09 PM
He'd be flying to England tomorrow or Saturday, that's what I remember from the article where Papa Massu was talking about last night's exhibition, I'm sure that we'll know something tomorrow.

He's giving himself no time to get used to the grass? I thought he would fly out today so he could start practicing on Saturday. :confused:

I can't believe that there's not a single picture from yesterday :mad: only one of Marcelo flirting with the ball girl :rolleyes: ... at least for that article I know that Nico behaved himself compared to Marcelo :lol:

Hmmm...yeah right Kid. :lol:

kidnicky
06-15-2006, 02:23 PM
why NicoFan why?!?!! why you've to be cruel with me?!?! :bigcry: why you don't let me be happy with that article?!?! why?!?!?! :bigcry:

Sparko!! NicoFan wants to kill me!!! it's a conspiracy!!!!!! :sobbing:

Let me live on my own cloud!!! :haha: .... you're mean NicoFan!!!! :devil:

Sparko1030
06-15-2006, 04:36 PM
:( :lol: OK, you two are reminding me of my girls now.... ;) Nicobug-stop pushing Kids buttons and Kid just ignore her when she does (this comes out as easy and effortlessly as 'I love you" to the kids since it comes up so often :lol: ) And we do need to be realistc about Nico-he's a young man. Having said that we don't need to point it out to poor Kid all the time. :p

Now I you both to :hug: and make up! :haha:

NicoFan
06-15-2006, 04:43 PM
:haha:

Ahhhhhhhhh....I don't do it on purpose. :lol:

Kid's lucky - on Fer V's board they have an "appreciation" thread dedicated to the gf of the moment! :lol: We rarely post things on Nico's gfs of the moment here. ;)

kidnicky
06-15-2006, 04:45 PM
That's why I turned to you Sparko, 'cause you've 2 girls and you know how to deal with this :lol: .... and like you said I know that he's a young man but I'm not thinking about him with tons of girls all day, I know that he does that a lot of times but I just ignore it, but NicoFan loooooveeees to remind it to me :rolleyes:

And it was all a joke but she's mean !!!! :haha:

You know that we all love each other :hug: :lol:

Alx
06-15-2006, 04:49 PM
I know that he does that a lot of times

What do you mean by "that" ?

:lol:

kidnicky
06-15-2006, 04:50 PM
now I'm sure that NicoFan wants to make a thread like the one at Fernando Verdasco's forum :rolleyes:

kidnicky
06-15-2006, 04:52 PM
I try to not give more specifics about "that" Alx :lol:

Sparko1030
06-15-2006, 05:26 PM
:rolls: Now just how are you two ever going to get along in Toronto??? :haha:

kidnicky
06-15-2006, 06:08 PM
oh Sparko we're going to fine, right NicoFan?? :p ... besides if she starts driving me crazy about Nico's girlfriends, I could drive her crazy with something else ... I'm good doing that :haha:

NicoFan
06-15-2006, 10:20 PM
oh Sparko we're going to fine, right NicoFan?? :p ... besides if she starts driving me crazy about Nico's girlfriends, I could drive her crazy with something else ... I'm good doing that :haha:

:lol:

We're going to have a GREAT time in Toronto! I'm so excited! Whoo hoo! I haven't seen Nico since Miami. :sad:

You can make me sit on the other side of the court Kid if I talk about Nico's gfs! :lol:

kidnicky
06-15-2006, 11:13 PM
oh yeees that's true!! you wanted to do that with me, so now it'd be your turn to sit in the other side of the court, that would mean no free spanish translator for you :lol:

Yeaaaaaaay!!! Toronto!!!!!!!! :banana: Nicooooooo!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Sparko1030
06-16-2006, 06:37 AM
Yeah, I know you two will have a great time! :hug: But you are both pretty funny! :lol:

NicoFan
06-18-2006, 01:35 PM
No info today on when Nico is flying out to the UK. :sad:

It has to be today - takes about a day and a half with time changes for him to get there.

Play starts Tuesday.

This leaves him zero time to get ready to play on grass.

Guess he's not taking the grass season very seriously. :shrug: Not good. :-(

TommyB.
06-18-2006, 02:37 PM
Don´t be worry NicoFan! :) He has enough time to prepare for Wimbledon. But it´s important to play some matches before Wimbledon starts...so i´m happy that Nico will playing this challenge.

On the other hand grass isn´t his favourite surface. But he can play successful when he want i would say. On grass too!

Btw - I´m very confused with this Boodles Challenge. I don´t know which players starts there finally!? :help:

NicoFan
06-18-2006, 02:44 PM
We're all confused with the Bloodles Challenge. :lol:

The web site isn't very good, and I guess the info coming out from there including the draws and scores will be very late. :sad:

Well, I criticized the American players for not getting their butts over to Europe for the clay season so I would be a hypocrite if I just ;) 'ed at Nico doing the same for grass.

I really wanted him to get this vacation - he deserved it. He really worked hard over the last months to move back up the rankings. And he hadn't been home in so long.

But he could have left on Friday or Saturday, and at least get 1-2 days of practice in. I can't see him being able to get any practice in leaving today. :shrug:

Hopefully he will be ready for Wimbledon. He only made it to the second round last year so this is a chance to pick up points.

*Ljubica*
06-18-2006, 03:53 PM
OK - just surfing around MTF (I tend to avoid it a lot during the grass season :p ) and I saw you talking about the Boodles Challenge...............so as it's in my local tennis club I thought I'd better try and explain it if I can.

It's a round robin event involving 8 players - players this year are Andre Agassi, Fernando Gonzalez, David Nalbandian, James Blake, Radek Stepanek, Mardy Fish, Nico Massu and one other yet to be decided. A load of top players choose to practice there for Wimbledon anyway, so they always have a few top players to draft in at the last minute.

Over the first two days, four 1st round matches will take place, - draw has not been done yet. In previous years all four of these matches took place on the Wednesday,- but because the event is usually a sell-out they added an extra day this year so they'll be spread over 2 days.

Once these matches are completed the four winners will play each other on Thursday and Friday, with the two successful players meeting in the Final on Saturday afternoon. The four losers will also play each other and the two winners of these "losers" matches (does that make sense?) will then play each other in a match for 3rd place on Saturday. They also arrange "exhibition" one-off matches for the four players not involved in proper matches on Saturday, so that everyone has the chance to play 3 matches.

I can't deny the draws, OOPs and results will be late - especially as people tend to drop out at the last minute - especally if they lose their first matches or of there's any hint of an injury that might affect their Wimbledon fitness. I do live very close though, so although I probably won't be going this year for various family reasons (I normally go), - if I decide to go or talk to any of my friends who work there I can let you no any news I find out.

As a bit of background - as well as the competition itself, there are various other exhibition matches and events going on throughout the week too - often involving veterans (Pat Cash and Goran Ivanisevic usually play), - and a couple of womens' matches. Sharapova usually goes as she played there just before she won Wimbledon in 2004, and seems to think the place brings her luck! Oh - and you get ghastly British celebrities like Cliff Richard playing their too :bolt:

Stoke Park (the club where it's held) was the Hotel they used in the first "Bridget Jones" film and has also featured in a couple of James Bond movies. The gardens etc are very beautiful there.

Although the event is obviously there to give players' grass practice - us locals mainly see it as a charity thing. The couple who came up with the idea a few years ago, tragically lost their daughter in a car accident nearby, and they have set up a childrens' ward in a local Hospital in her memory. Every year they auction various things like tennis memorabilia or the chance to "meet the stars" with all the money going to the childrens' ward.

Hope that helps a bit to give you some background.

TommyB.
06-18-2006, 06:13 PM
Thank you very much Rosie! :worship:

It seems that Tommy Haas pulled out but Nico is there fortunately! :)

NicoFan
06-18-2006, 06:41 PM
Gracias Rosie for all that information! :hug: Appreciate you giving us all the details.

Nice little lineup. :yeah:

But too bad Tommy pulled out. :sad:

NicoFan
06-18-2006, 07:38 PM
According to Judio's thread in MG, Nico will go down to 33 tomorrow.

But...

Because Guille, Andreev and Chucho are out, he will still be seeded for Wimbledon!!!

:woohoo:

Not that I want any player out, but since they are, I'm very happy that Nico will be seeded!

Alx
06-18-2006, 07:42 PM
According to Judio's thread in MG, Nico will go down to 33 tomorrow.

But...

Because Guille, Andreev and Chucho are out, he will still be seeded for Wimbledon!!!

:woohoo:

Not that I want any player out, but since they are, I'm very happy that Nico will be seeded!

Great !! :yeah:

At least, he won't meet Federer in 1st round !!

Sparko1030
06-19-2006, 05:08 AM
:hug: :worship: Thanks so much for all the information Rosie! What a neat event and its even neater that its your local tennis club! (and :lol: about Cliff Richard-no Hugh Grant :shrug: ?)

I remember from last year when Fernando played (and won) that info was very hard to come by so if you're able to get us info ,should you have any, that would be wonderful!

*Ljubica*
06-19-2006, 10:49 AM
:hug: :worship: Thanks so much for all the information Rosie! What a neat event and its even neater that its your local tennis club! (and :lol: about Cliff Richard-no Hugh Grant :shrug: ?)

I remember from last year when Fernando played (and won) that info was very hard to come by so if you're able to get us info ,should you have any, that would be wonderful!
Hugh Grant has been there actually :) But sadly Sir Cliff is a more regular visitor :rolleyes: It's raining here at the moment and very windy and chilly - so I don't know how much play they will get there today.

*Ljubica*
06-19-2006, 12:03 PM
Today is Monday so it can rain as much as it likes ;)
Ooops - yes - that's true :o :haha: I do think it's set for the first half of the week though!!

NicoFan
06-19-2006, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the OOP Judio!

And maybe that's why Nico didn't leave until yesterday - he knew he wasn't playing.

kidnicky
06-19-2006, 01:26 PM
Rosie thank you so much for all the info about the event, it sounds like a nice event so hopefully Nico can get some good preparation for Wimbledon :yeah:

And it's even greater to see that he'll be seeded for Wimbledon :banana:

Sparko1030
06-19-2006, 06:48 PM
Phoned the Management Group who organise the event

TUESDAY ORDER OF PLAY

1415 start

Andre AGASSI vs Jamie BAKER

Fernando GONZALEZ vs Mikael YOUZHNY

Exhibition
Victoria AZARENKA vs Viktorya KUTUZOVA

:worship: Thanks Judio!

Sparko1030
06-19-2006, 06:53 PM
Hugh Grant has been there actually :) But sadly Sir Cliff is a more regular visitor :rolleyes:


:awww: too bad!

RogiFan88
06-20-2006, 02:45 AM
No info today on when Nico is flying out to the UK. :sad:

It has to be today - takes about a day and a half with time changes for him to get there.

Play starts Tuesday.

This leaves him zero time to get ready to play on grass.

Guess he's not taking the grass season very seriously. :shrug: Not good. :-(

It w take awhile to get over jetlag all the way fr Chile! Doesn't matter if Nico isn't taking grass that seriously. At Boodles, he can eat strawberries and cream and drink Pimms and just have fun on the grass... ;)

[re: Cliff Richard -- the guy is everywhere... he must be at least 90 yrs old by now... :p ]

NicoFan
06-20-2006, 12:02 PM
It w take awhile to get over jetlag all the way fr Chile! Doesn't matter if Nico isn't taking grass that seriously. At Boodles, he can eat strawberries and cream and drink Pimms and just have fun on the grass... ;)

[re: Cliff Richard -- the guy is everywhere... he must be at least 90 yrs old by now... :p ]

:lol: Definitely seems like he's gotta be that old.

I thought of the jet lag this morning. Last year I wondered why he even bothered, and then realized - there's supposed to be some good parties during Wimbly time. ;) So yes, Nico can just party the next two weeks in the UK, and eat strawberries and creme....a great breakfast treat! :yeah: :lol:

kidnicky
06-20-2006, 04:49 PM
I'm gonna sound sooo dumb here but can someone please give me the link to the site of this tournament please???? :p

I visited once but I lost it :lol: .... thanks!

TommyB.
06-20-2006, 05:23 PM
the link: http://www.theboodles.com/flash/index.htm

RESULT: TUESDAY 20TH JUNE
A. AGASSI (USA) BT J. BAKER (GBR) 6-4, 6-4 :)
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY (RUS) BT FERNANDO GONZALEZ (CHI) 7-6, 6-3 :sad:

THE SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE IS:
2:15PM: J. BLAKE V L. HORNA
F/B: N. MASSU V M. FISH
F/B: EXHIBITION – BRYAN / BRYAN V TBC

VAMOS Nico!

kidnicky
06-20-2006, 05:37 PM
Thanks a lot Tommy!!!! I still can't believe that Fernando lost :sad:

Oh my Nico vs Fish tomorrow .... that won't be an "exhibition" match at all :p

Vamoooos Nicooo!!!! Buena Suerte!!!! :bounce:

TommyB.
06-20-2006, 05:46 PM
Oh yes Nico vs. Fish...in memory of Athens! :worship:

kidnicky
06-20-2006, 06:08 PM
Well the site really sucks :lol: how are we going to know the result from the match?!?! they haven't updated today's results!! :rolleyes:

Yes Tommy, in memory of Athens ... although now I'm a little nervous 'cause if there's someone in the world that Fish wants to beat, that one is Nico :p

NicoFan
06-20-2006, 06:19 PM
Oh no sadness for Fernando. :sad: I thought he would win that one.

Oh what an interesting matchup with Nico vs. Fish. I hope Nico kicks his behind all over the court! :haha: However, Fish isn't bad on grass and has been playing on it, and Nico has nada on grass. So I think it will be difficult for Nico to win.

TommyB.
06-20-2006, 06:26 PM
:lol: That´s right kidnicky...it sucks. There are no livescores or anything else. But it´s "only" an exhibition and so we must wait.

Fish is favourite on grass! :tape:

kidnicky
06-20-2006, 06:39 PM
Well Fish isn't playing good at all, he was favorite against Rafa and Rafa beated ... well Rafa is another thing but Nico is another special thing :p .... I'm possitive for tomorrow!! :yeah:

So it seems that we'll have to wait to I don't know who to know the result from the match :rolleyes:

PoderShileno
06-20-2006, 10:22 PM
dale nicoo¡¡¡¡¡:D

LOVELY
06-20-2006, 11:51 PM
vamos Nico!!!! :yippee:

Fergie
06-21-2006, 12:15 AM
Vamos Nico!!! :bounce:

+alonso
06-21-2006, 02:03 AM
:scared:
VAMOS NICO
Have a nice time there! :yeah:

Alx
06-21-2006, 05:11 AM
VAMOS NICO !!!!!

NicoFan
06-21-2006, 11:50 AM
An article in lun.com about Nico's match with Fish:

http://www.lun.com/modulos/catalogo/Paginas/LUN_JPG/1260/2006/06/21/LUCPRDE24LU2106.jpg

kidnicky
06-21-2006, 01:23 PM
thanks for the article NicoFan :yeah: well the the look that Fish gave to Nico in that picture says more than words about what Fish would like to do today :p

Vamoooos Nico!!! let's do it again!!!

Fergie
06-21-2006, 02:30 PM
Wimbledon Seeds

1 Roger FEDERER (SUI)
2 Rafael NADAL (ESP)
3 Andy RODDICK (USA)
4 David NALBANDIAN (ARG)
5 Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO)
6 Lleyton HEWITT (AUS)
7 Mario ANCIC (CRO)
8 James BLAKE (USA)
9 Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS)
10 Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)
11 Tommy ROBREDO (ESP)
12 Thomas JOHANSSON (SWE)
13 Tomas BERDYCH (CZE)
14 Radek STEPANEK (CZE)
15 Sebastien GROSJEAN (FRA)
16 Gaston GAUDIO (ARG)
17 Robby GINEPRI (USA)
18 Nicolas KIEFER (GER)
19 Marcos BAGHDATIS (CYP)
20 Tommy HAAS (GER)
21 Dominik HRBATY (SVK)
22 Gael MONFILS (FRA)
23 Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN)
24 David FERRER (ESP)
25 Juan Carlos FERRERO (ESP)
26 Andre AGASSI (USA)
27 Olivier ROCHUS (BEL)
28 Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS)
29 Fernando VERDASCO (ESP)
30 Kristof VLIEGEN (BEL)
31 Nicolas MASSU (CHI)
32 Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA)

NicoFan
06-21-2006, 02:49 PM
Thanks Fergie!!!!

Yeay - its official!!! :woohoo:

kidnicky
06-21-2006, 03:07 PM
Great news!!! :banana:

PoderShileno
06-21-2006, 05:26 PM
:sad:

kidnicky
06-21-2006, 05:44 PM
DAMN!!!!!!!!!!! :sobbing:

16681
06-21-2006, 05:50 PM
Oh well I wouldn't be too concerned about a lost at Boodles. What is most important is that Nico is a seeded player for Wimbledon :)

NicoFan
06-21-2006, 06:05 PM
Oh poor Nico! :hug:

But it sounds like he gave it a fight if it went to 3 sets.

And Mae is right - Boodles isn't that important - its Wimbledon that matters! :) And this is a good warmup for him.

TommyB.
06-21-2006, 06:43 PM
here is the score:

RESULT: WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE
MARDY FISH (USA) BT NICHOLAS MASSU (CHI) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-3

Alx
06-21-2006, 06:50 PM
:sad:
At least, he won a set. It's quite reassuring one week before Wimbledon.

kidnicky
06-21-2006, 07:41 PM
I guess that Fish was very happy after this :o .... hopefully Nico can get more preparation before Wimbledon :yeah:

Fergie
06-21-2006, 08:09 PM
Poor Nico :hug:

Fish :ras:

NicoFan
06-21-2006, 08:48 PM
here is the score:

RESULT: WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE
MARDY FISH (USA) BT NICHOLAS MASSU (CHI) 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-3

:eek:

Well hopefully with most practice and the match on Friday, he'll be ready for Wimbledon.

TommyB.
06-21-2006, 09:49 PM
Don´t be worry! With some practise and further match on friday he is ready for Wimbledon. :)

When we get the draw...friday?

kidnicky
06-21-2006, 09:57 PM
NicoFan told me that the draw will be out on thursday ... oh damn! that's tomorrow :p

Good luck with the freaking draw Nico :scared: :yeah:

I guess that Fish will celebrate this victory all night :ras: well we had to give some happiness to the boy, after all, it seems that Nico putted some spell on him after Athens 'cause he really sucked since that time :lol:

NicoFan
06-21-2006, 10:13 PM
Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrry...I read on another board that it was Thursday - that is incorrect. I should know better than to take information from posts. :shrug:

I'll see if I can find out exactly when it will be. And not believe any 'ol poster again. :(

NicoFan
06-21-2006, 10:20 PM
Here is the info, copy and pasted from the Wimbledon site - so if its wrong, don't blame me. :lol:

The Draw
The Draw will take place on Friday 23rd June at 10.30am.

kidnicky
06-21-2006, 10:25 PM
thanks for clarified that NicoFan :lol:

Sparko1030
06-22-2006, 05:15 AM
Bummer about his loss but he did beat Fish when it really counted! Fish isn't going home with a gold medal for beating him at Boodles :lol: Hope Nico is getting the practice he needs to be ready for Wimbly though-that is what counts.

Fingers crossed for the stupid draw-I have no faith it will be good for Nico or Fena-as usual. :p

kidnicky
06-22-2006, 01:23 PM
the new title of this thread it's great :yeah: I think that I'm allergic to grass too!! :lol: .... I can't wait for Bastad!!! :devil:

NicoFan
06-22-2006, 04:18 PM
Thanks Kid! :lol:

NicoFan
06-22-2006, 04:51 PM
Bummer about his loss but he did beat Fish when it really counted! Fish isn't going home with a gold medal for beating him at Boodles :lol:

:lol:

Good one Sparko! :yeah:

kidnicky
06-22-2006, 05:40 PM
don't be so mean with poor Fish :p ... I'm sure that he still have nightmares where he listens to the Chilean Crowd singing and Nico screming "VAMOOOS" :lol: ... maybe Nico didn't say his Vamoses this time, otherwise I'm sure that Fish would had freak out :devil:

NicoFan
06-22-2006, 05:45 PM
don't be so mean with poor Fish :p ... I'm sure that he still have nightmares where he listens to the Chilean Crowd singing and Nico screming "VAMOOOS" :lol: ... maybe Nico didn't say his Vamoses this time, otherwise I'm sure that Fish would had freak out :devil:

I think you're on to something Kid! That's why Nico lost...probably no Chilean fans. When I was in Wimbly, there weren't many Chilean fans at all. Poor Nico probably felt lost with no one chanting Chi-chi-chi-le-le-le!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

kidnicky
06-22-2006, 06:07 PM
oh maybe it was just that our Nico is such a kind person that he thought that almost 2 years it was enough for Fish to have nightmares about that night at the olympics :devil:

Alx
06-22-2006, 06:09 PM
There's no fans of any players in Wimbledon. The spectators aren't allowed to do some noise !!! :lol:

TommyB.
06-22-2006, 06:23 PM
It seems no Nico tomorrow! I don´t know why. :shrug:


THE SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY 23RD JUNE IS:

2:15PM: EXHIBITION – D. NALBANDIAN V T. HAAS

F/B: J. BLAKE V M. FISH

NOT BEFORE 5PM: EXHIBITION – B. BRYAN / M. BRYAN V J. MURRAY / C. FLEMING

NicoFan
06-22-2006, 06:38 PM
:sad: Where's our Nico????? :confused:

This just sucks. He goes to the Boodles exhibition to get a guarantee of matches to get ready for Wimbledon, and he only gets to play one match. He should have played in Nottingham...maybe he would have gotten an easy draw and he could have also picked up points.

Alx
06-22-2006, 06:49 PM
Maybe he will play on Saturday :shrug:

NicoFan
06-22-2006, 06:50 PM
I was just coming back on to check that Alx. :lol: I was going to look at Rosie's post and see what she said about the days.

NicoFan
06-22-2006, 06:53 PM
Over the first two days, four 1st round matches will take place, - draw has not been done yet. In previous years all four of these matches took place on the Wednesday,- but because the event is usually a sell-out they added an extra day this year so they'll be spread over 2 days.

Once these matches are completed the four winners will play each other on Thursday and Friday, with the two successful players meeting in the Final on Saturday afternoon. The four losers will also play each other and the two winners of these "losers" matches (does that make sense?) will then play each other in a match for 3rd place on Saturday. They also arrange "exhibition" one-off matches for the four players not involved in proper matches on Saturday, so that everyone has the chance to play 3 matches.


According to what Rosie said Nico can't be playing Saturday because that's when the winners of both the winners and losers play. He and Luis s/b playing tomorrow. :confused:

kidnicky
06-22-2006, 06:59 PM
such a fansy tournament and bla bla bla and we can't even find information about it?!?!! :mad: ... probably Nico is playing tomorrow but they only gave the "important" matches schedule :o

Alx
06-22-2006, 07:10 PM
I understand that on Saturday there's the match between the winners of the winners match and the match for the 3rd place. I think the match for the 3rd place is between the loosers of the winners match.

*Ljubica*
06-22-2006, 07:11 PM
:wavey: I always seem to arrive when I see my name mentioned :p No - seriously - I couldn't understand what happened here either ,as Nico should have played tomorrow :confused: - but I rang a friend at the club for you - and seems you can blame Nalbandian. He was meant to be taking part in the exhibition from the start, but a combination of his recent injury and the fact he wanted to see Argentina/Holland in the World Cup last night :rolleyes: successfully f***** that up :rolleyes: They then offered him a one-off exhibition against Haas to be played after the winners' matches on Saturday -but he didn't want to play on Saturday because he thought it was too close to Wimbledon, in case he has to play in the top half of the draw on Monday. So he threw a tantrum :devil: used his "pulling power" as the highest seed and a regular at Boodles, and got scheduled for tomorrow, thus messing Nico up :sad: Sorry. They are hoping that Nico can play some kind of exhibition match on Saturday, but they say they'll fully understand if he chooses not to because of his own Wimbledon preparation. It will be totally his decision depending on how he feels tomorrow night. Sorry I cannot help you further.

Alx
06-22-2006, 07:22 PM
He refused to play yesterday to see a football match !!! :mad:
He's a big professional !!
F****** Nalbadian !!! :fiery:

*Ljubica*
06-22-2006, 07:24 PM
He refused to play yesterday to see a football match !!! :mad:
He's a big professional !!
F****** Nalbadian !!! :fiery:
It wouldn't be the first time - and sadly it won't be the last with him. If it's not football it is rally cars :rolleyes: For a long time, he was my favourite player - but I got so sick of his unprofessional attitude and the way he didn't respect his fans or the people that worked for him - now I hope everyone beats him :devil:

NicoFan
06-22-2006, 07:35 PM
Thanks Rosie! :hug: You were really helpful. We never would have known this without you!

But David! :mad: I can't believe he did this. I'm really disappointed in him right now.

If I were Nico, I would be pissed. He needs court time not just practice time.

*Ljubica*
06-22-2006, 07:41 PM
Thanks Rosie! :hug: You were really helpful. We never would have known this without you!

But David! :mad: I can't believe he did this. I'm really disappointed in him right now.

If I were Nico, I would be pissed. He needs court time not just practice time.
No - because it's not the kind of thing they want to make public :o My friend who works in the Club Bar told me - but she could probably lose her job for tellng "trade secrets" so I won't name her! If you called the Club I'm sure there is an "oficial line" for the public by now, which is very different :rolleyes: Sadly doesn't surprise me though :sad:

kidnicky
06-22-2006, 07:44 PM
Thanks for all the explanation Rosie ... I can't believe Nalbandian?!?! :mad: although like you said, this isn't surprising at all, but this was just stupid!!! I can't believe that after Nico was supossed to play 3 matches, now maybe would be just one :fiery:

Oh damn! NicoFan is going to be so pissed off!! and I know that she is going to say that Nico should have gone to the real tournament and instead of this.

*Ljubica*
06-22-2006, 07:47 PM
Thanks for all the explanation Rosie ... I can't believe Nalbandian?!?! :mad: although like you said, this isn't surprising at all, but this was just stupid!!! I can't believe that after Nico was supossed to play 3 matches, now maybe would be just one :fiery:

Oh damn! NicoFan is going to be so pissed off!! and I know that she is going to say that Nico should have gone to the real tournament and instead of this.
She already has! And I agree with her! Anyway - I'm off to watch the second half of Croatia/Australia now.......I'm not the greatest football fan, but I spent some time living in Croatia so I have a kind of loyalty to them. Sorry if I upset any of you with my news. Hopefully he can play on Saturday if he wants to.

NicoFan
06-22-2006, 09:02 PM
The more I think about it, the more that I'm not only mad at David, but at the Boodles people too. The Bryans had lots and lots of match time last week - they made it to the finals. So why not move their match to Saturday or cancel it completely??? Why promise Nico two guaranteed matches with a possibility of a third and then screw him over?

And I will say it again! :lol: Nico should have gone to Nottingham. :( Poor kid...he though he was doing the right thing by going to a tournament where he'd get guaranteed time. :hug:

kidnicky
06-22-2006, 09:24 PM
I guess that not only both of us are mad ... Nico will be mad too ... I can't believe the organization of this "tournament" .. oh well anyway, we've seen worse things :p

Alx
06-22-2006, 09:36 PM
:hug: to Nico !!!
Next year I hope he will play in the Netherlands !!! :ras: for the English organisation of Boodles Challenge !!!

NicoFan
06-22-2006, 10:02 PM
Stupid question: At Wimbledon, do the seeded players play BYE in the first round???

kidnicky
06-22-2006, 10:19 PM
well I'm not an expert but I don't think so NicoFan, I don't remember that the seeded players played bye in the first round the last year ... but I could be wrong :shrug:

NicoFan
06-22-2006, 10:27 PM
I couldn't think where to look - and then thought - look up a player I know would have been seeded last year and check their record on atptennis.com. I looked up Andy, and the seeds do have to play the first round. So lucky BYE doesn't have to play on the green stuff. ;) :lol:

And saw this on the Wimbledon site for those in North/Central/South Americas who want to get up in the middle of the night to hear the draw. Of course our European amigos can hear it at a normal hour. :lol:

Radio Wimbledon will be on air from 10.25am covering the draw live here on www.wimbledon.org.

NicoFan
06-22-2006, 10:31 PM
I think I will get up for it - its 5:25 a.m. for me - but I just have to! :lol:

kidnicky
06-22-2006, 10:35 PM
:lol: I can't believe that I was right about the bye thing :p ... at least my memory still works ;)

It's going to be 5.25 am tomorrow?!?! well that would mean 4.25 am for me, so no way!! :lol: ... I don't want to get mad so early :p

NicoFan
06-22-2006, 10:41 PM
:lol: I can't believe that I was right about the bye thing :p ... at least my memory still works ;)

It's going to be 5.25 am tomorrow?!?! well that would mean 4.25 am for me, so no way!! :lol: ... I don't want to get mad so early :p

:yeah: Kid!

And :lol: - yeah maybe I should sleep in - and leave the getting mad for a more sane hour. ;) :lol:

kidnicky
06-22-2006, 10:48 PM
I agree NicoFan, save the energy for the matches at insane hours the next week :p

Sparko1030
06-23-2006, 04:31 AM
:wavey: I always seem to arrive when I see my name mentioned :p No - seriously - I couldn't understand what happened here either ,as Nico should have played tomorrow :confused: - but I rang a friend at the club for you - and seems you can blame Nalbandian. He was meant to be taking part in the exhibition from the start, but a combination of his recent injury and the fact he wanted to see Argentina/Holland in the World Cup last night :rolleyes: successfully f***** that up :rolleyes: They then offered him a one-off exhibition against Haas to be played after the winners' matches on Saturday -but he didn't want to play on Saturday because he thought it was too close to Wimbledon, in case he has to play in the top half of the draw on Monday. So he threw a tantrum :devil: used his "pulling power" as the highest seed and a regular at Boodles, and got scheduled for tomorrow, thus messing Nico up :sad: Sorry. They are hoping that Nico can play some kind of exhibition match on Saturday, but they say they'll fully understand if he chooses not to because of his own Wimbledon preparation. It will be totally his decision depending on how he feels tomorrow night. Sorry I cannot help you further.

Thanks for that info Rosie-its so good of you to get all that info to us. You're aces! :yeah:

But I am ticked at Nalbandian (he was on my top 10 list but no more :mad: ) and the Boodles people. Why did they have to give in to his temper tantrum? It will only teach him he can do it again (any parent knows that! :lol: ) :hug: to Nico-he should tell them where they can stick their exhibition. I understand its for charity but these players come here for play time on grass and the ones that show up should not be the ones that get screwed.

NicoFan
06-23-2006, 09:55 AM
I should have stayed in bed.

Nico vs. Andy Murray in the first round.

:bigcry:

Alx
06-23-2006, 10:02 AM
:banghead: :bigcry:

NicoFan
06-23-2006, 10:06 AM
Its going to be a short lived Wimbledon. :bigcry:

NicoFan
06-23-2006, 10:08 AM
Next year Nico - stay on vacation and screw grass! :mad:

Alx
06-23-2006, 10:09 AM
At least, the match will be on a main court. And I prefer Murray than Henman.

NicoFan
06-23-2006, 10:12 AM
I was thinking that too - we'll get to see it on TV.

And when I woke up, I thought please God don't let it be Henman.

*Ljubica*
06-23-2006, 11:05 AM
OK guys - please do not despair about a 1st round clash with "Puke Boy" - it s not an insurmountable problem. Murray has been suffering somewhat of a crisis of confidence since he split with his coach in April, and since then has only got past the 1st round of a tournament once - that was this week in Nottingham where he reached the 3rd round and lost to Andreas Seppi, who is not exactly a grass court specialist. He is very nervy and erratic in his play lately, and if Nico stays calm and plays to his best level he should be able to beat him. Only problem as I see it, is that Murray is one of these players who loves to play at home and rises to the occasion in front of his own crowd. Some, like Henman, don't like the extra attention and pressure, but Murray loves it, and will milk the crowd for all he can - with petulance, bad behaviour, questioning line-calls, gamesmanship........almost anything to whip the crowd up further to support him more vocally and upset his opponent :devil: If Nico can stay calm like Seppi did yesterday and rise above that - Murray wil be hard - but NOT totally useless. Hope that helped a bit.

TommyB.
06-23-2006, 11:38 AM
Ok the Draw isn´t easy! :(

Good explanation Rosie! Murray will be favourite but it´s possible to beat him.

VAMOS NICO! :fiery:

NicoFan
06-23-2006, 12:05 PM
Thanks Rosie! I have noticed that Murray hasn't been playing well lately, but like you said, he will try to raise to the occasion in front of the home crowd.

Although Nico says that he loves it when the crowd is against him - gets him psyched up. :lol:

I think it will come down to whether Nico get in enough practice so that he feels somewhat confident on grass.

*Ljubica*
06-23-2006, 12:20 PM
Thanks Rosie! I have noticed that Murray hasn't been playing well lately, but like you said, he will try to raise to the occasion in front of the home crowd.

Although Nico says that he loves it when the crowd is against him - gets him psyched up. :lol:

I think it will come down to whether Nico get in enough practice so that he feels somewhat confident on grass.
Think it may also depend a lot on the weather. Yesterday at Nottingham, it was VERY windy, and Murray said he hated that. So if the conditions are damp, heavy or blustery, then Nico, who is physically stronger with more weight of shot, would have the advantage. According to our long range weather forecasts, the temperatures are due to be about 24/25 C early next week, with some humidity and not much wind :sad:, but English weather is notoriously unpredictable - and we do get a lot of storms in June that would slow the courts down a bit and usually have strong winds preceeding them for a few hours - so you can always pray for them!!!

NicoFan
06-23-2006, 12:26 PM
Nico doesn't like the wind though either! :lol:

Slow courts, however, would be very good. :yeah:

I'll start praying for them now! :lol:

kidnicky
06-23-2006, 01:37 PM
NicoFan I told you that you should had stay on bed!! :lol: ... oh well I'm really not surprised about the draw, we never have good luck with this stupid things and I know that he has to defend points from a second round, but since I hate the green stuff I don't give a damn about Wimbledon!!!! maybe he could go down in the ranking a little bit but we still have some good clay tournaments that Nico loves to play so he can recover some places there.

And Rosie has a good point about Murray, it could have been worse :p ... and you also have a good point NicoFan, Nico loves to have the crowd against him but he doesn't like wind at all so I'll be praying for slower courts but not for windy weather :lol:

Nobody knows what will happen, if Nico plays like he did it during DC in USA, he has good chances and one thing is for sure, even that he doesn't like grass he always gives his best in every surface so we can hope for some nice surprises from him :yeah:

VAMOOOOS NICOOO!!! :fiery:

NicoFan
06-23-2006, 06:30 PM
FYI.

Nalbandian lost his match to Tommy H in 3 sets.

:woohoo:

Too bad Tommy didn't beat him 6-0, 6-0. ;) :lol:

kidnicky
06-23-2006, 06:50 PM
NicoFan!!! what happened with you?!?!! you're never happy when somebody loses!!! and now you're celebrating?!?!! :lol:

You're becoming just like me :angel:

Good for Tommy!! :yeah:

*Viva Chile*
06-23-2006, 06:52 PM
At least we will have Nico on centre court :woohoo:

VAMOS NICO!!! :bounce:

Sparko1030
06-23-2006, 07:54 PM
Good Luck to Nico!!! :hatoff: I had hoped for a good draw but didn't expect is so I am not too dissapointed. Nico can beat Murray-(thanks for the analyisis Rosie) but he will need to play well and igonre all his crap if he uses it. Kinda makes him missing that Boodles match more important now (or is he going to play?)

And a big :yeah: to Nalbandian losing. One thing I can't stand are people who think only of themselves and that's what David was doing when he bullied his way back into the exhibition without any consideration of how is would affect other players.

TommyB.
06-23-2006, 09:08 PM
Thanks Tommy! :yeah:

It seems Nico playing no further match there.

THE SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY 24TH JUNE IS:
2:30PM: EXHIBITION: SPARKS CELEBRITY MATCH
F/B: THE BOODLES CHALLENGE FINAL – M. FISH V M. YOUZHNY
F/B: A. AGASSI V N. DJOKOVIC

NicoFan
06-23-2006, 09:22 PM
NicoFan!!! what happened with you?!?!! you're never happy when somebody loses!!! and now you're celebrating?!?!! :lol:

You're becoming just like me :angel:

Good for Tommy!! :yeah:

When people try to screw over my Nico....they're on my sh*t list forever. :devil: :lol:

NicoFan
06-23-2006, 09:24 PM
Good Luck to Nico!!! :hatoff: I had hoped for a good draw but didn't expect is so I am not too dissapointed. Nico can beat Murray-(thanks for the analyisis Rosie) but he will need to play well and igonre all his crap if he uses it. Kinda makes him missing that Boodles match more important now (or is he going to play?)

It does make him missing the Boodles match more important. :sad:

And a big :yeah: to Nalbandian losing. One thing I can't stand are people who think only of themselves and that's what David was doing when he bullied his way back into the exhibition without any consideration of how is would affect other players.

:yeah: Sparko! Put perfectly.

kidnicky
06-23-2006, 09:33 PM
When people try to screw over my Nico....they're on my sh*t list forever. :devil: :lol:

That's not true!!!!!!!! You keep calling "Guille" to that stupid assh*le!!!!!! and he screwed Nico in front of you at the USO .... shame on you :lol:

NicoFan
06-23-2006, 09:36 PM
That's not true!!!!!!!! You keep calling "Guille" to that stupid assh*le!!!!!! and he screwed Nico in front of you at the USO .... shame on you :lol:

:haha:

Ahhhh, that was just boys being boys. A little gamesmanship on both their parts. Besides they are friends again....which I figured they would be. :lol:

But...this screwed up Nico's tennis. This isn't just a little gamesmanship fight. This could mess up Nico's chances at Wimbledon. And that pisses me off. :mad:

kidnicky
06-23-2006, 09:43 PM
yeah right I know that you would have an excuse for that stupid man :rolleyes:

Anyway 2 argentinians are on my black list now :p

NicoFan
06-23-2006, 10:31 PM
:lol: Sorrrry Kid. That stupid man is having lots of problems right now - we have to be a little nice to him. :shrug: :lol:

And hey just noticed that Nico and Fer aren't playing doubles. :sad:

I wonder if that means Fer and Gisela are playing mixed doubles again??? :lol:

kidnicky
06-23-2006, 10:57 PM
naaaah I don't care NicoFan ... he'll be in my black list forever :mad:

And I checked the double's draw but forgot to post about it ... Fernando has lots of points to defend here so I guess it was okay ... but I'm not sure about the mixed doubles :lol:

PoderShileno
06-23-2006, 11:11 PM
Go Nico ¡¡¡¡¡ :D

Fergie
06-24-2006, 01:12 AM
What a crapy draw :ras:

Sparko1030
06-24-2006, 04:10 AM
:yeah: Sparko! Put perfectly.

Thanks Nicofan! :hug:

Hey Kid-if Nico and Coria can patch it up I can give Coria a break :lol: But I don't think you ever will! ;)

As far and Fena and mixed doubles-I think Gonzofan mentioned that some other woman player had asked him to be her doubles partner for Wimbley but I can't remember who at the moment. :p

Sparko1030
06-24-2006, 04:14 AM
Thanks Tommy! :yeah:

It seems Nico playing no further match there.

THE SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY 24TH JUNE IS:
2:30PM: EXHIBITION: SPARKS CELEBRITY MATCH
F/B: THE BOODLES CHALLENGE FINAL – M. FISH V M. YOUZHNY
F/B: A. AGASSI V N. DJOKOVIC

Thanks for the info Tommy. I don't blame Nico for declining their "offer" at all. :(

zine56
06-24-2006, 04:37 AM
As far and Fena and mixed doubles-I think Gonzofan mentioned that some other woman player had asked him to be her doubles partner for Wimbley but I can't remember who at the moment. :p


Galina Voskoboeva ;) a russian girl

*Ljubica*
06-24-2006, 10:57 AM
FYI.

Nalbandian lost his match to Tommy H in 3 sets.

:woohoo:

Too bad Tommy didn't beat him 6-0, 6-0. ;) :lol:
:haha: :haha: I feel exactly the same everytime DN plays now. He doesn't respect people - so I can't respect him anymore. One good thing for Wimbledon though - he plays Wesley Moodie in the first round. Wesley is a HUGE server and DN hates playiig them on grass.......and more importantly he is Australian, which means he will have almost the whole of the crowd support :p Wimbledon is always full of Aussies - they pack out the outside courts, they get very drunk and they make an awful lot of noise - especially with the Argentina/Australia DC tie coming up - trust me Nalbandian will HATE it :haha: :devil:

One more thing - I may go to Wimby on Tuesday. I hate the place and would never buy a ticket :o but I may be able to get a pass so I can go and support David Ferrer and Gastón in their 1st round matches. It would also give me a chance to see Gonzalez/Horna. Sadly I won't get to see Nico's match because it will be on a Show Court, and my pass won't give me Show Court access :sad: but I could always cheer him on from Henman Hill (they have a big screen there) and p*** off all the Murray fans :haha: Will let you know if it happens!

NicoFan
06-24-2006, 12:14 PM
:haha: :haha: I feel exactly the same everytime DN plays now. He doesn't respect people - so I can't respect him anymore. One good thing for Wimbledon though - he plays Wesley Moodie in the first round. Wesley is a HUGE server and DN hates playiig them on grass.......and more importantly he is Australian, which means he will have almost the whole of the crowd support :p Wimbledon is always full of Aussies - they pack out the outside courts, they get very drunk and they make an awful lot of noise - especially with the Argentina/Australia DC tie coming up - trust me Nalbandian will HATE it :haha: :devil:

:haha: Evil laughter. :devil: :lol: Have a great time David! ;)

One more thing - I may go to Wimby on Tuesday. I hate the place and would never buy a ticket :o but I may be able to get a pass so I can go and support David Ferrer and Gastón in their 1st round matches. It would also give me a chance to see Gonzalez/Horna. Sadly I won't get to see Nico's match because it will be on a Show Court, and my pass won't give me Show Court access :sad: but I could always cheer him on from Henman Hill (they have a big screen there) and p*** off all the Murray fans :haha: Will let you know if it happens!

I'm sure everyone is tired of me saying how much I love Wimbledon, but sorrrry once again...I love Wimbledon! :lol: I hate grass but when I went to teh tournament, I have to admit, I still loved it. Everything...the queueing, the strawberries and creme, just being in the Cathedral of tennis. It was awesome.

So I'm totally jealous Rosie! Have a great time cheering on David F (the only David!), and of course Gaston who finally is showing up there! :haha: Say 'hola' to Fer G and Lucho for us. :lol: And yes, if you have time cheer Nico on on Henman Hill! (I love Henman Hill....one of my favorite parts of Wimbledon!). It would piss of the Murray fans and that is always good. ;) :lol:

*Ljubica*
06-24-2006, 12:30 PM
:haha: Evil laughter. :devil: :lol: Have a great time David! ;)



I'm sure everyone is tired of me saying how much I love Wimbledon, but sorrrry once again...I love Wimbledon! :lol: I hate grass but when I went to teh tournament, I have to admit, I still loved it. Everything...the queueing, the strawberries and creme, just being in the Cathedral of tennis. It was awesome.

So I'm totally jealous Rosie! Have a great time cheering on David F (the only David!), and of course Gaston who finally is showing up there! :haha: Say 'hola' to Fer G and Lucho for us. :lol: And yes, if you have time cheer Nico on on Henman Hill! (I love Henman Hill....one of my favorite parts of Wimbledon!). It would piss of the Murray fans and that is always good. ;) :lol:
I'll do my best. I guess, as a Brit, I'm just bored with Wimbledon more than anything else! I went for the first time with my parents when I was 5 years old, and then on annual school trips - so I guess it's a case of familiarity breeding contempt. Plus, of course, the media here think Wimbledon is the only tennis tournament and grass the only surface :rolleyes: - and it gets very wearing to hear them talking about it in every TV commentary and newspaper article for 12 months of the year.

Also - it's just so crowded - which when you're used to the smaller European clay court tournaments is very irritating. When you go to somewhere like Munich or Stuttgart - the players stroll around unaccompanied, sit in the Bars with the fans and act normally - but at Wimbledon they're surrounded by bodyguards and secuirty. I remember last year, one of the players stopped in one of the walkways to say "hello" and chat to me because he recognised me from staying in the same Hotel at Roland Garros the month before - and the security men were like.......:eek: he'is talking to a fan :eek: That cannot be possible - and it just annoys me!!!

As for the strawberries - I grow them in my garden - and homegrown ones are so much nicer than the shop bought ones you get at Wimbledon! Having said that - it would be churlish of me to turn down a free pass :angel: - so I will go and try and avoid the melee and pretend I'm on clay for a day :p

NicoFan
06-24-2006, 12:48 PM
That's how I feel Rosie about the US Open. I guess familiarity does breed contempt. I see everything that is wrong, the USTA makes me so pissed off 99% of the time, and I hate hardcourts. :lol: And every time I'm in Arthur Ashe stadium, I want to scream because the great man himself would have hated that stadium, all that it stands for - a place where only the wealthy can watch tennis without have to look on the giant screens - and that his name is attached to it.

I think I loved Wimbledon becuase I had never been, I love everything England :lol: .

I like the tournaments too where you're walking around with the players. Miami is great for seeing the players, and ditto Cincy - probably the most fan friendly tournament that I've ever been too. Miami is probably my fav tournament because they treat the South American players so well...you just don't get that at other tournaments that I've been too except the Pilot Pen in New Haven - NH has a large latino population.

Though I have to say that I see my favs up close and personal a lot at the US Open. Much more than Wimbledon that kind of hides the players. The guys have to walk the grounds at the National Tennis Center. And I see Nico and others sometimes twice a day in practice.

*Ljubica*
06-24-2006, 03:49 PM
You're right that WImbledon hides the players. Even the practice courts are hidden away, and they think it's an honour for you to stand on some kind of viewing platform to watch them from afar :devil: Roland Garros is much nicer in all respects.

I've heard so many good things about Cincy - we get the Masters' on TV - though of course the time difference means we don't actually see much of it :sad: Unless your player is scheduled 1st or 2nd match we don't get any chance to watch, as coverage ends at midnight here :sad:

NicoFan
06-24-2006, 04:06 PM
Someday I have to get to RG. My dream.

And the time differences suck on both sides of the pond! :lol:

Although I think its worse for the Europeans because while we have to get up early at like 5 or 6 a.m. for the earliest matches in Europe, because the tournaments in North/Central/South America have so many night matches that don't start until 8, 9, or even 10 at night - that's really the middle of the night for you all.

*Ljubica*
06-24-2006, 04:15 PM
Someday I have to get to RG. My dream.

And the time differences suck on both sides of the pond! :lol:

Although I think its worse for the Europeans because while we have to get up early at like 5 or 6 a.m. for the earliest matches in Europe, because the tournaments in North/Central/South America have so many night matches that don't start until 8, 9, or even 10 at night - that's really the middle of the night for you all.
Yes - I think you're right. 9.00pm on your side of the Atlantic is about 2.00am for us - and impossible to follow for people that are working :sad: We have to get up early for the Australian stuff and it's a lot easier.

And - yes you MUST get to RG one day - fantastic venue, beautiful clay :inlove: great city, great food, plenty to do away from the tennis. RG has a very special "feel" to it - I can't wait to go there again next year!

NicoFan
06-25-2006, 01:15 PM
Monday OOP - no Nico or Fernando:

Centre Court 1.00 pm Start

Roger Federer (SUI)[1]vs Richard Gasquet (FRA)

Meng Yuan (CHN) vs Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)[3]

David Nalbandian (ARG)[4] vs Wesley Moodie (RSA)


Court 1 1.00 pm Start

Vera Zvonareva (RUS) vs Kim Clijsters (BEL)[2]

Robin Soderling (SWE) vs Tim Henman (GBR)

Kristian Pless (DEN) vs James Blake (USA)[8]



Court 2 12.00 noon Start

Olga Savchuk (UKR) vs Martina Hingis (SUI)[12]

Tommy Robredo (ESP)[11] vs Simon Greul (GER)

Nicolas Almagro-Sanchez (ESP) vs Mario Ancic (CRO)[7]

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)[5] vs Romina Oprandi (ITA)



Court 3 12.00 noon Start

Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)[15] vs Maria Elena Camerin (ITA)

Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA)[32] vs Mark Philippoussis (AUS)

Patty Schnyder (SUI)[8] vs Antonella Serra Zanetti (ITA)

Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)[24] vs Fernando Vicente (ESP)




Court 4 12.00 noon Start

Frank Dancevic (CAN) vs Radek Stepanek (CZE)[14]

Hana Sromova (CZE) vs Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)


Anna Chakvetadze (RUS)[30] vs Zi Yan (CHN)

Roko Karanusic (CRO) vs Rainer Schuettler (GER)




Court 5 12.00 noon Start

Ivo Karlovic (CRO) vs Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)

Virginie Razzano (FRA) vs Na Li (CHN)[27]

Meilen Tu (USA) vs Vassilissa Bardina (RUS)

Albert Portas (ESP) vs Arnaud Clement (FRA)




Court 6 12.00 noon Start

Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) vs Jamea Jackson (USA)

Tommy Haas (GER)[19]vs Jiri Vanek (CZE)

Alicia Molik (AUS) vs Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)

Wayne Arthurs (AUS) vs Fabrice Santoro (FRA)




Court 7 12.00 noon Start


Xavier Malisse (BEL) vs Benedikt Dorsch (GER)

Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) vs Viktoria Azarenka (BLR)

Oliver Marach (AUT) vs Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE)




Court 8 12.00 noon Start

Nicolas Mahut (FRA) vs Jurgen Melzer (AUT)

Aiko Nakamura (JPN) vs Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS)

Martina Sucha (SVK) vs Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)[21]

Jan Hernych (CZE) vs Tomas Berdych (CZE)[13]




Court 9 12.00 noon Start

Jie Zheng (CHN) vs Iveta Benesova (CZE)

Stefano Galvani (ITA) vs Alexander Waske (GER)

Maria Sanchez Lorenzo (ESP)vs Elena Vesnina (RUS)




Court 11 12.00 noon Start

Vera Dushevina (RUS) vs Akiko Morigami (JPN)

Benjamin Becker (GER) vs Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG)

Catalina Castano (COL) vs Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA)

Potito Starace (ITA) vs Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)




Court 13 12.00 noon Start

Ai Sugiyama (JPN)[18] vs Naomi Cavaday (GBR)

Anna-Lena Groenefeld (GER)[13 vs Tzvetana Pironkova (BUL)

Thomas Johansson (SWE)[12] vs Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)

Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) vs Gael Monfils (FRA)[21]




Court 14 12.00 noon Start

Sofia Arvidsson (SWE)[28] vs Eva Birnerova (CZE)

Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo (ESP)

Davide Sanguinetti (ITA) vs Kevin Kim (USA)

Ivana Lisjak (CRO) vs Katerina Bondarenko (UKR)




Court 15 12.00 noon Start

Jiri Novak (CZE) vs Kristof Vliegen (BEL)[30]

Paul Goldstein (USA) vs Novak Djokovic (SCG)

Kveta Peschke (CZE) vs Kristina Brandi (PUR)




Court 17 12.00 noon Start

Emma Laine (FIN) vs Gisela Dulko (ARG)[31]

Daniele Bracciali (ITA) vs Dominik Hrbaty (SVK)[20]

Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs Richard Bloomfield (GBR)




Court 18 12.00 noon Start

Paradorn Srichaphan (THA)[29] vs Agustin Calleri (ARG)

Vincent Spadea (USA) vs Fernando Verdasco (ESP)[28]

Shinobu Asagoe (JPN vs Maria Kirilenko (RUS)[17]

Marion Bartoli (FRA)[24] vs Camille Pin (FRA)




Court 19 12.00 noon Start

Viktoria Kutuzova (UKR) vs Lilia Osterloh (USA)

Tathiana Garbin (ITA) vs Katie O'Brien (GBR)

Florent Serra (FRA) vs Lukas Dlouhy (CZE)

Anastasia Yakimova (BLR) vs Severine Bremond (FRA)




TBA
Not Before 5pm

Karolina Sprem (CRO) vs Anne Keothavong (GBR)

Klara Koukalova (CZE) vs Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)[10]

NicoFan
06-25-2006, 01:33 PM
But alas....forecast for Monday :sad:

Monday
Jun 26
Rain
63°/52°

*Ljubica*
06-25-2006, 01:41 PM
But alas....forecast for Monday :sad:

Monday
Jun 26
Rain
63°/52°
It's already raining here now - so we're getting into practice!!!! Bizarrely - we've had hardly any rain these past weeks - temperatures have been up in the high 20's C and we even have a hose-pipe ban in this area......but somehow as soon as Wimbledon starts - the heavens open!! It wasn't forecast a few days ago - but, as I said somewhere here before - our weather IS very unpredictable and changes from day to day......that's why we talk about it all the time :p

NicoFan
06-25-2006, 01:46 PM
It's already raining here now - so we're getting into practice!!!! Bizarrely - we've had hardly any rain these past weeks - temperatures have been up in the high 20's C and we even have a hose-pipe ban in this area......but somehow as soon as Wimbledon starts - the heavens open!! It wasn't forecast a few days ago - but, as I said somewhere here before - our weather IS very unpredictable and changes from day to day......that's why we talk about it all the time :p

I saw that. :lol:

When I was at Wimbly in 2004, it rained almost everyday for awhile. :eek: And I was there that Wednesday (and like an idiot stayed all day) that was the first time a day had been completely washed out with absolutely no play. :lol:

BTW - I have a Wimbledon complaint. Not fair to have Richard have to play on Monday after just playing the final yesterday in Nottingham. I know that its tradition for the defending champion to play on the first Monday. But screw tradition! :mad: Yes, yes, I also know that its impossible for Wimbledon to screw tradition! :rolleyes: :haha: But really seriously, its so unfair to Richard. :shrug:

*Ljubica*
06-25-2006, 02:14 PM
I saw that. :lol:

When I was at Wimbly in 2004, it rained almost everyday for awhile. :eek: And I was there that Wednesday (and like an idiot stayed all day) that was the first time a day had been completely washed out with absolutely no play. :lol:

BTW - I have a Wimbledon complaint. Not fair to have Richard have to play on Monday after just playing the final yesterday in Nottingham. I know that its tradition for the defending champion to play on the first Monday. But screw tradition! :mad: Yes, yes, I also know that its impossible for Wimbledon to screw tradition! :rolleyes: :haha: But really seriously, its so unfair to Richard. :shrug:
Well - you know I don't like Wimbledon - but I do see their point on this one. Top half of the draw always plays on Monday and bottom half on Tuesday - I'm pretty sure Roland Garros always did the same until they experimented with their Sunday start this year. I know it sounds daft, but it would not simply be a case of waiving rules and changing Richard's match, - other players and other matches woud have to switched as well to accomodate his change............. and with the weather problems and the inevitable rain delays we have throughout the tournament, it could create a logistic nightmare by the end of the week. I guess Wimbledon's argument would be that if Richard wanted to make 100% sure he wasn't too tired, he should have played one of the many exhibitions here last week instead of Nottingham which would have given him more time off to prepare.....but he made his choice knowing the rules at Wimby, and now must take the consequences :shrug:

NicoFan
06-25-2006, 02:58 PM
The US Open does it differently so I was thinking of the way they do the first round - it goes over 3 days - Monday through Wednesday. So I thought just play them on Tuesday - no biggie. But you're right here it would make a difference.

But I don't think that a player should be punished for playing a tournament the previous week. The US Open supports the pre-tournaments. Wimbly should do the same. :shrug:

*Ljubica*
06-25-2006, 06:41 PM
The US Open does it differently so I was thinking of the way they do the first round - it goes over 3 days - Monday through Wednesday. So I thought just play them on Tuesday - no biggie. But you're right here it would make a difference.

But I don't think that a player should be punished for playing a tournament the previous week. The US Open supports the pre-tournaments. Wimbly should do the same. :shrug:
The US Open is the only Grand Slam to play the 1st round over 3 days - it only happens in the others if there are rain delays. I suppose it's what you get used to - but interestingly, the 3-day 1st round has often been voted the thing that most Europeans dislike most about the US Open! It just seems wrong and unnatural to us somehow to spread it over such a long period, and means some people have completed two rounds while others haven't even played their first :confused: The other thing about the schedule at Wimbledon of course is that we have no play on the middle Sunday here - so the schedule has to very strict to clear all the matches on time.

As for Wimby supporting the pre-touraments - sadly one of the thingsI personally hate about Wimbledon is that it lives so far up it's own **** that it doesn't think of anything else but itself!!!

NicoFan
06-25-2006, 06:54 PM
The US Open is the only Grand Slam to play the 1st round over 3 days - it only happens in the others if there are rain delays. I suppose it's what you get used to - but interestingly, the 3-day 1st round has often been voted the thing that most Europeans dislike most about the US Open! It just seems wrong and unnatural to us somehow to spread it over such a long period, and means some people have completed two rounds while others haven't even played their first :confused: The other thing about the schedule at Wimbledon of course is that we have no play on the middle Sunday here - so the schedule has to very strict to clear all the matches on time.

As for Wimby supporting the pre-touraments - sadly one of the thingsI personally hate about Wimbledon is that it lives so far up it's own **** that it doesn't think of anything else but itself!!!

Good grief...I have to pay better attention to the details...:lol: I didn't know that we're the only ones that have a first round over 3 days. :shrug: Its because I'm there in person - when I'm following via TV or the internet, I'm just checking when my favs are playing (good excuse, right? :lol: ) Though on Wednesday there really are only a few singles matches...lots of doubles matches on Wednesday at the US open. One of my least fav days...sorrrrry doubles fans. :p

Yup, Wimbledon does seem to only care about itself. Too bad - its nice that the US Open works together with the other tournaments here - well really its the USTA - one of the few things they do well :o . I especially like that they all have the same courts....it gives the guys a good warmup for the US Open.

*Ljubica*
06-25-2006, 07:02 PM
Good grief...I have to pay better attention to the details...:lol: I didn't know that we're the only ones that have a first round over 3 days. :shrug: Its because I'm there in person - when I'm following via TV or the internet, I'm just checking when my favs are playing (good excuse, right? :lol: ) Though on Wednesday there really are only a few singles matches...lots of doubles matches on Wednesday at the US open. One of my least fav days...sorrrrry doubles fans. :p

Yup, Wimbledon does seem to only care about itself. Too bad - its nice that the US Open works together with the other tournaments here - well really its the USTA - one of the few things they do well :o . I especially like that they all have the same courts....it gives the guys a good warmup for the US Open.
Yes - that is a good idea about the courts. Funny thing is, it is a well known fact here that the grass courts at Queens are far better than those at Wimbledon :o but the AELTC won't admit it!

By the way - hate to tell you - but it's really raining here now :unsure: Lots and lots of rain - has been for hours. If I was kind I would go and hand out hot drinks to the poor souls queueing overnight at the Club - but I'm not that kind :devil:, so I'll stay home in the dry and watch Holland/Portugal on TV instead!!!!

And- don't worry- I don't much like doubles either :o Talk to you tomorrow I'm sure :wavey:

DhammaTiger
06-25-2006, 10:44 PM
I just popped in to wish Nico and all his fans Buena Suerte for his first match and the rest of the tournament. I hope he beats that arrogant boy Murray :devil:to a pulp (figuratively speaking of course :angel: )

NicoFan
06-25-2006, 11:56 PM
I just popped in to wish Nico and all his fans Buena Suerte for his first match and the rest of the tournament. I hope he beats that arrogant boy Murray :devil:to a pulp (figuratively speaking of course :angel: )

:eek: Dtiger! You're always so nice and sweet! :lol: Murray must be really bad if you would talk this way about him! :haha:

Good luck to all your guys too! :hug:

kidnicky
06-26-2006, 01:40 AM
OMG I've been reading all your posts about Murray and Wimbledon and don't tell me that I'm gonna add Murray to my black list??? :lol:

Rosie thanks for all the explanation about Wimbledon, now I really don't like it :haha: and I don't give a damn about traditions, it's really unfair that Richard is playing tomorrow :o ... I'm sure that if his tomorrow's opponent would have been the one playing a final today and then his first match tomorrow, he'd have seen tons of letters to the ATP to complain about it :devil:

Buena Suerte Nico!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

+alonso
06-26-2006, 04:17 AM
Well, Wimbledon is a place where tradition comes first, and they respect it! I have no probs in that! I mean it makes everything tidier and works better ;) anyway I have to say that soo much tradition sometimes is annoying :lol:.
Thanks for the reports Rosie! :hug: ! Such a pity that there's raining over there! but it's just like other years :lol:

Sparko1030
06-26-2006, 06:22 AM
Galina Voskoboeva ;) a russian girl

Hey, this is a little late but thanks Zine! :wavey: I knew is was some Russian player but there are so many! :p

Sparko1030
06-26-2006, 06:26 AM
:eek: Dtiger! You're always so nice and sweet! :lol: Murray must be really bad if you would talk this way about him! :haha:

Good luck to all your guys too! :hug:

:rolls: Murray must be some piece of work if all these people whose opinions I respect don't like him! :p

NicoFan
06-26-2006, 12:28 PM
Well, Wimbledon is a place where tradition comes first, and they respect it! I have no probs in that! I mean it makes everything tidier and works better ;) anyway I have to say that soo much tradition sometimes is annoying :lol:.

Exactly. :haha:

Nice to have some traditions, but there's a moment when all the tradition becomes a little absurd.

kidnicky
06-26-2006, 01:30 PM
and it's raining now :rolleyes:

Alx
06-26-2006, 02:05 PM
and it's raining now :rolleyes:
The worst for me is that if it's raining today in London, it will rain tomorrow at home :sad:

*Ljubica*
06-26-2006, 02:13 PM
The worst for me is that if it's raining today in London, it will rain tomorrow at home :sad:
And there sure is a LOT of rain here today -sorry :o

Alx
06-26-2006, 02:16 PM
And there sure is a LOT of rain here today -sorry :o
Thanks a lot Rosie :mad:

NicoFan
06-26-2006, 02:43 PM
Poor Wimbledon. :sad:

Poor guys that they can't practice or do much at all. :sad:

*Ljubica*
06-26-2006, 02:49 PM
Poor Wimbledon. :sad:

Poor guys that they can't practice or do much at all. :sad:
There are covered hardcourts at Wimbledon and a gym - obviously not the same as "real" grass pratice but they can do something.

Sorry Alx :hug:

Alx
06-26-2006, 02:58 PM
Sorry Alx :hug:
I'm used Rosie.
Here, it's 3 days of good weather then 2 weeks of rain. :rain:
I don't even use an umbrella because here, when it rains, the weather is windy !!
At least, the grass will be green with all this rain !!!

*Ljubica*
06-26-2006, 03:01 PM
I'm used Rosie.
Here, it's 3 days of good weather then 2 weeks of rain. :rain:
I don't even use an umbrella because here, when it rains, the weather is windy !!
At least, the grass will be green with all this rain !!!
I don't use an umbrella much either - because we Brits are so used to rain we kind of walk around without noticing it!

kidnicky
06-26-2006, 03:03 PM
sorry for both of you guys, it was raining here in the morning and now the sun is shining, you'd find it great but I don't like it at all, sun shining means terrible heat :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
06-26-2006, 03:06 PM
sorry for both of you guys, it was raining here in the morning and now the sun is shining, you'd find it great but I don't like it at all, sun shining means terrible heat :rolleyes:
I wouldn't find it great actually, because I hate the heat! I prefer the rain :haha: Anything over 23 C and I am ill and get bad sunburn :sad: So I'll stick with the rain!!

Alx
06-26-2006, 03:10 PM
I do not envy you. I can't bear the heat too !! :lol:

kidnicky
06-26-2006, 03:11 PM
and when we have 23 degrees we're like in heaven so now you know what kind of "lovely" weather we have here :rolleyes:

NicoFan
06-26-2006, 05:17 PM
What does this all day rainout mean to the schedule tomorrow? Because most of the matches are all still in the first set will they just repeat today's schedule tomorrow and try to add a few matches? Or just figure they have to play on middle Sunday since tomorrow morning its supposed to rain too? I can't remember from other years.

kidnicky
06-26-2006, 05:28 PM
oh well I don't know, I'm sure that Rosie will show up to explain all this to us :lol:

NicoFan
06-26-2006, 05:31 PM
oh well I don't know, I'm sure that Rosie will show up to explain all this to us :lol:

That's what I'm hoping! ;) :lol:

Rosie - we need you! :lol:

*Ljubica*
06-26-2006, 05:39 PM
oh well I don't know, I'm sure that Rosie will show up to explain all this to us :lol:
LOL - well - I'll try - but we have a new Tournament Referee this year (it's his first day in his new job poor soul!) - so I'm not 100% sure how they will do it. However - if it goes according to former years - they'll play today's matches tomorrow in pretty much the same order as they should have been played today - but they'll throw some extra ones in too. For example, they will have to fit Venus onto Centre Court at some stage I imagine, because Ladies' Champion always opens proceedings on Centre on Tuesday, and also the match involving her 2nd round opponent will have to be played to make it fair to both parties.

No decision on Sunday play will be made this early - normally they don't do that until Friday or Saturday - as they try to avoid doing it at all costs, and hope to clear the backlog before then. The forecast for Wednesday/Thursday/Friday and Saturday is actually fine so they should do that!

As far as Nico's match is concerned :shrug: I personaly think it's unlikely he will play tomorrow - his match will be scheduled on Wednesday I imagine, though it will be at least another couple of hours til an OOP is produced for tomorrow as it must be a logistic nightmare for them. They can always start matches an hour or so earlier on outside courts to try and get back on track.

From a personal point of view - I've given up the idea of going tomorrow and swopped my pass for one on Wednesday instead. It's meant to be drier with some play tomorrow, but still not good, and they forecast thunderstorms which I hate :unsure: I'll try and keep you posted.

NicoFan
06-26-2006, 06:08 PM
Thanks Rosie!! I hope they can fit them all in in the next few days. What a mess for the poor Wimbly officials.

I doubt Nico will play tomorrow either.

When I was there for the all day rain they didn't tell us that play was called for the day until 7:00 p.m. - which is around right now.

So it will take them a couple hours to release the OOP - we'll know definitely then.

kidnicky
06-26-2006, 06:27 PM
Thanks Rosie :hug:

Well it seems that we'll have to wait for the OOP for tomorrow :rolleyes:

NicoFan
06-26-2006, 07:02 PM
Nico is playing tomorrow! He's last on Centre Court!

VAMOS NICO! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!

:fiery:

:boxing:

NicoFan
06-26-2006, 07:07 PM
I'm nervous already.

:eek:

Alx
06-26-2006, 07:15 PM
Vamos Nico !!!
Let's hope it doesn't rain...

kidnicky
06-26-2006, 07:16 PM
last?!?!! damn!!!!! I won't see him :sobbing:

oh well .... buena suerte Nico!!! I'm nervous too but he can do it!!

VAMOOOOS FIGHT!!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

Alx
06-26-2006, 07:30 PM
I hope that Nico won't be too much nervous for playing on centre court.

kidnicky
06-26-2006, 07:49 PM
The OOP for centre court .... Vamooos Nico!!!!

Centre Court 1.00 pm
1. Ladies' Singles
Meng Yuan (CHN) vs Justine Henin-Hardenne (BEL)[3]
2. Gentlemen's Singles
Roger Federer (SUI)[1] vs Richard Gasquet (FRA)
T/F 6-3 1-2 3. Gentlemen's Singles
Andre Agassi (USA)[25] vs Boris Pashanski (SCG)
4. Gentlemen's Singles
Nicolas Massu (CHI)[31] vs Andy Murray (GBR)

LOVELY
06-26-2006, 08:48 PM
Vaaaaamooos Nicooooo!!!!!!!Do your best :bounce:

NicoFan
06-26-2006, 09:18 PM
I hope that Nico won't be too much nervous for playing on centre court.

I hope not either Alx - I'm worried about that.

But he has played on Centre Court once before - I beleive it was in 2001 - definitely against Andre.

I have a DVD of it - he looked so adorable even though Andre was beating him. :hug:

Alx
06-26-2006, 09:28 PM
But he has played on Centre Court once before - I beleive it was in 2001 - definitely against Andre.

I don't remember that match. :scratch:
At this moment, I was interested particurarly by Andre and Marcelo results. They were my two protégés (it's really a word used in english ? I found it in my dictionary).

NicoFan
06-26-2006, 09:46 PM
It was Wimbly 2001.

Not a pretty scoreline - R32 Agassi, Andre (USA) 2 - 3-6 1-6 1-6 :eek:

But....he still looked very cute. :yeah:

kidnicky
06-26-2006, 09:46 PM
against Andre and on centre court?? poor Nico :p .... well he won't be nervous, the thing here is that we don't like grass :lol: ... hopefully Nico can make it tomorrow and kick some butt!!

Vamoooos Nicoooo!!!!

NicoFan
06-26-2006, 09:50 PM
At this moment, I was interested particurarly by Andre and Marcelo results. They were my two protégés (it's really a word used in english ? I found it in my dictionary).

I never like to correct people's English but since you asked :lol: It wouldn't be protege here - that means someone under your protection in order to further their career.

You could say they were your two idols.

Or they influenced your tennis game.

Depending on what exactly they meant to you.

Alx
06-26-2006, 09:57 PM
My idols yes but that's not what I mean. I mean my favourites players, in French we say "chouchou". It means favourites but it's a nice word, it's affectionate.

NicoFan
06-26-2006, 10:14 PM
My idols yes but that's not what I mean. I mean my favourites players, in French we say "chouchou". It means favourites but it's a nice word, it's affectionate.

Oh that sounds nice - I like that. I don't think we have a word in English that would be the equivalent. I'll have to check.

That's why the French language is so awesome....its much more expressive than English.

ChinoRios4Ever
06-26-2006, 10:16 PM
I hope not either Alx - I'm worried about that.

But he has played on Centre Court once before - I beleive it was in 2001 - definitely against Andre.

I have a DVD of it - he looked so adorable even though Andre was beating him. :hug:


They played in Court 1, not in Centre Court. Agassi won 6-3 6-1 6-1 at Wimby 2001 in the 3rd Round.
Would be the first time that Nico plays in that so majestic stage
I do not believe that it is put nervous to play there, to this height to Nico anything could put it nervous.

Hopefully it does not rain tomorrow

GO NICOOOOOOO

NicoFan
06-26-2006, 10:20 PM
They played in Court 1, not in Centre Court. Agassi won 6-3 6-1 6-1 at Wimby 2001 in the 3rd Round.
Would be the first time that Nico plays in that so majestic stage
I do not believe that it is put nervous to play there, to this height to Nico anything could put it nervous.

Hopefully it does not rain tomorrow

GO NICOOOOOOO

Thanks for the correction!

+alonso
06-26-2006, 11:29 PM
Hi guys
Woah! I didn't expected Nico to be scheduled on Centre Court but due the importance of Murray nowadays and like Rosie said, He loves the media :lol:, He could has told to the org to be scheduled there ;)
I don't think Nicolas will be nervous playing on Centre Court, I think He'll be pleased, He played on Chatrier :hearts: and now, the most important court in Wimbly! :hearts: He'll be motivated :yeah:

So, Good Luck to our man :hatoff:

Fergie
06-27-2006, 12:10 AM
Vamos Nico!!! :bounce:

zine56
06-27-2006, 02:07 AM
At this moment, I was interested particurarly by Andre and Marcelo results. They were my two protégés (it's really a word used in english ? I found it in my dictionary).

uuhm....Marcelo ...Rios?? :scratch:

Sparko1030
06-27-2006, 04:38 AM
Good Luck Nico!!! :kiss: You can beat Murray, Nico!!! VAMOS!!!

Alx
06-27-2006, 05:08 AM
uuhm....Marcelo ...Rios?? :scratch:
Yes, of course :yeah:

TommyB.
06-27-2006, 08:08 AM
VAMOS Nico! :umbrella:

zine56
06-27-2006, 11:54 AM
Yes, of course :yeah:

ok.. quick question: did u or did u not were interviewed by a chilean TV channel in RolandGarros years Ago :D ? LOL :lol:

Alx
06-27-2006, 12:53 PM
No, it wasn't me. I never went to Roland Garros.
Why that question ? It remembers you good memories ? ;)

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 01:08 PM
One match down - two to go until NICO! :woohoo:

HH destroyed her oppponent so it was a quick match.

But I think that the Roger/Richard match may be longer if Richard plays the way he did during the beginning of the second set yesterday.

VAMOS NICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :fiery:

kidnicky
06-27-2006, 01:21 PM
I saw the end of Nalbandian's match and I'm really wishing that, that would be the result of Nico's match :lol:

Well we're here waiting for Nico .... I saw an overview of the centre court today on TV and I was so exciting that Nico is going to play there, hopefully that would bring him some good luck .... VAMOOOS NICOOOO!!!!! :banana:

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 01:41 PM
Well Richard just lost the 2nd set too - looks like this one may be fast too.

kidnicky
06-27-2006, 01:45 PM
oh yes ... I just saw that :rolleyes:

Alx
06-27-2006, 01:51 PM
And Federer broke in the 3rd.

kidnicky
06-27-2006, 01:58 PM
Federer just won his match ... so it's one match less

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 01:58 PM
Okay - two down, one to go before NICO's match!

:woohoo:

VAMOS NICO! :boxing:

Alx
06-27-2006, 02:05 PM
Come on Andre !!!
Win in 3 sets !!!

DhammaTiger
06-27-2006, 02:14 PM
i am sorry i popped back late, I just got busy in the office. NicoFan, Sparko, Kidnicky and all others on this forum. i want to explain my remarks about Murray. Well, I don't hate him or dislike im as a person. After all I don't know him personally and how can I judge him a a person. In fact i have stopped hating people anyone since I realised a few things about life. Anyway, he is not even half my age so why did I want him beaten to a pulp? well, for one his actions on the cour, hisabuiveness and dmeanor and lack of respect for players, officials etc is the pits as far as I am concerned. His arrogance in media interviews i can probably take, but his total lack of respect sown on court ( i think it was during a world cup match that he had his infamous behaviour) I think he should not be a role model or young people etc etc. I am going to be attacked for this but I stand by it. If any of my nephews behaves like this I ould feel the same. Unfortunately, some people these days seem to regard bad manners as totally acceptable and desirable, for me to quote McEnroe, "it's the pits". I might be called old fashioned or a doddeering old fool that's okay, but I just can't stand bad manners. So, I want him to be taught a lesson, and wo best to give him but Nico.

kidnicky
06-27-2006, 02:27 PM
don't worry dtiger, I know that you don't hate him or anything like that, is just that we didn't know anything about Murray's behavior so that's why we were asking about that, and it's very kind from you that you didn't say the all story about him, or what you saw from him so we're not thinking that you're a bad person or we're not hating Murray .... like you, we only want Nico to win but if he behaves bad today against Nico well I can't say that I'm gonna love him :devil:

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 02:29 PM
i am sorry i popped back late, I just got busy in the office. NicoFan, Sparko, Kidnicky and all others on this forum. i want to explain my remarks about Murray. Well, I don't hate him or dislike im as a person. After all I don't know him personally and how can I judge him a a person. In fact i have stopped hating people anyone since I realised a few things about life. Anyway, he is not even half my age so why did I want him beaten to a pulp? well, for one his actions on the cour, hisabuiveness and dmeanor and lack of respect for players, officials etc is the pits as far as I am concerned. His arrogance in media interviews i can probably take, but his total lack of respect sown on court ( i think it was during a world cup match that he had his infamous behaviour) I think he should not be a role model or young people etc etc. I am going to be attacked for this but I stand by it. If any of my nephews behaves like this I ould feel the same. Unfortunately, some people these days seem to regard bad manners as totally acceptable and desirable, for me to quote McEnroe, "it's the pits". I might be called old fashioned or a doddeering old fool that's okay, but I just can't stand bad manners. So, I want him to be taught a lesson, and wo best to give him but Nico.

Hey ditiger! Thanks for the explanation...and I totally agree about showing respect on court. :yeah: All players behave badly now and again - even Gentleman Tim has once or twice - but when its done repeatedly, its not cool anymore.

I'm really going to have to watch Murray more closely - I really haven't watched him that much because I have enough to do following my beloved clay players.

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 02:52 PM
Who is this Pashanski guy, and why is he beating our Andre? :sad:

Whoever he is, I don't like him. :mad:

Jerk...

Alx
06-27-2006, 02:56 PM
Who is this Pashanski guy, and why is he beating our Andre? :sad:

Whoever he is, I don't like him. :mad:

Jerk...
Isn't he German ?
I don't like him either. He has no right to beat Andre.
Andre just broke him in the 2nd set.

kidnicky
06-27-2006, 03:02 PM
I've heard his name but I don't know anything about him ... anyway Andre just broke in the 2nd so hopefully he can win this set! :yeah:

*Ljubica*
06-27-2006, 03:04 PM
OK - I may get lynched for this....- Boris Pashanski is Serbian and I love him :inlove: He's a really great, fun guy to talk to and a real gentleman. And I am one of the few people on MTF who really doesn't like Agassi - sorry :o - so am I allowed to come here and say AJMO BORIS as long as I cheer for Nico too? As for Andy Murray :bolt: I think we may all agree on that one!

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 03:09 PM
:lol: Of course you can root for Pashanski. But not like Andre...horrors!!!!!!! :haha: Nah, j/k, that's okay too. The only player I ever hated was Pete Sampras, and people look like they want to hit me when I say it. :eek: :lol:

But Andre is coming back...order is being restored in the universe. ;) :lol:

kidnicky
06-27-2006, 03:15 PM
Rosie :lol: .... well it's one set for each of them so we'll see what happens ...

*Ljubica*
06-27-2006, 03:15 PM
:lol: Of course you can root for Pashanski. But not like Andre...horrors!!!!!!! :haha: Nah, j/k, that's okay too. The only player I ever hated was Pete Sampras, and people look like they want to hit me when I say it. :eek: :lol:

But Andre is coming back...order is being restored in the universe. ;) :lol:
Andre will almost certainly win - Boris is a clay court player and he will not win the match :sad: I'm actually surprised he won a set - or even a game - LOL!!!

About Peter Sampras :shrug: I didn't like to watch him play but I didn't dislike him as a person - kind of indifferent :shrug: whereas Agassi is actually so high on my :devil: list that he beats Coria and Murray :p In fact, when they had that silly thread on GM about all time favourite and least-favourite players - I recall he came second on my "hate" list :o after Jimmy Connors.

Wouldn't do for us all to be the same would it? Variety is the spice of life!!! Thanks for your understanding :hug:

kidnicky
06-27-2006, 03:18 PM
of course Rosie, if we'd be the same it'd be a boring life :haha:

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 03:33 PM
:lol: Variety is the spice of life. :yeah:

Well...except for liking Nico...I think everyone should love and adore Nico....and truly do not understand when they don't. ;) :lol:

*Ljubica*
06-27-2006, 03:35 PM
Btw - just seen an interview with Andy Murray. He says he will respect Nico because he is a fighter and will "fight til the end", and that he knows he won't be phased by the Centre Court because of his experiences in the Olympics. Andy said he hopes the crowd will "make a lot of noise to support me" :rolleyes: and he also says he thinks he will win because it's grass! So come on Nico - prove him wrong :p

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 03:41 PM
Thanks for the info Rosie!

:ras: to Murray for saying that he thinks he will win.

I hope Nico crushes him now. :fiery:

*Ljubica*
06-27-2006, 03:45 PM
Thanks for the info Rosie!

:ras: to Murray for saying that he thinks he will win.

I hope Nico crushes him now. :fiery:
:yeah: Something on which we can all agree :) Btw- the rumour here is that Brad Gilbert will be Muray's new coach - he is here watching him and having negotiations with his management company. Interesting combination. Anyway - I am off to get some food now - i want to be ready to watch Nico later and also Rusedski/Safin.

kidnicky
06-27-2006, 03:46 PM
a big boooooh and :ras: to Murray .... hopefully Nico can beat him and proove to Murray that the one that laughs at the end, laughs better :p

Vamooooos Nico!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 03:50 PM
I saw that about Brad coaching Murray. :-( It really annoys me because I wanted Brad to coach Fer G. And the rumor at the time was that Brad couldn't coach Fernando because he was too busy with his other commitments. If it really was that Fer wanted Stefanki over Brad, I don't want to know. :shrug: Because it would really make me loco.

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 04:15 PM
I know that I"m rambling today but I'm nervous about Nico's match. :lol:

But isn't it weird seeing "B. Becker" from Germany on the scoreboard? I used to love Boris Becker...BOOM BOOM! And even though I like JI, its cool to see another Becker - Benjamin - doing well at Wimbly.

kidnicky
06-27-2006, 04:19 PM
:haha: I haven't relialized about that ... I'm terrible!!! I was just watching JI's name on the score board, so after your post I had to check the name of the other player :p

Alx
06-27-2006, 04:23 PM
Andre won !!! :woohoo:

Sorry Rosie :hug:

Vamos Nico !!!

NicoFan
06-27-2006, 04:25 PM
YEAY ANDRE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

And yes, sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry Rosie. :hug:

NOW NICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VAMOS VAMOS VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!

FIGHT NICO FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT! :boxing: