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*Rankings: Ends the year inside Top 10 for the first time, @#9 *

lovemario
06-26-2006, 11:04 AM
Since he's back into the top 10 and will probably stay there, rankings deserve new chapter :p and #6 in Race :D

Tosee, Shanghai looks very much possible now, and if he does well at Wim., it will be a done deal :angel:

Jadranka
06-26-2006, 05:06 PM
Toooooooooo MARIO ! :o

vero
06-27-2006, 11:24 AM
Tosee, Shanghai looks very much possible now, and if he does well at Wim., it will be a done deal :angel:
Hopefully you're right!!!! :dance: *fingers crossed*
But it's only the mid-season, still need to take one tournament at a time, one match at a time :angel: There's still a lot to play (and win maybe :p ) before thinking abt Shanghai ;) Girls, sorry to be a bit a killjoy here :o

lovemario
06-27-2006, 09:35 PM
Hehe, no pbs dear, you know I'm always a bit ahead of myself :angel: and you're always so realistic ;)

Seriously, he's already 37-12 this year and last year he had sth like 44-45 wins. He has practically nothing to defend in the 2nd part of the season other than Tokyo final, and I assume that his form wont slip, so he can only go up, up, up...:p

linus
06-28-2006, 03:21 PM
yes :yeah:

Mario could stay among top 10 during Wimby at least i think :lol: and Gordana is right, if Mario keeps in good health, the half of year since now would do him a big favor :angel:

while i wouldnt allow myself to put confidence all on something not coming yet, maybe like vero, as for the tennis rankings, depends on real court win or loss, so... lady of business, Allez !!

linus
06-28-2006, 03:26 PM
Tosee, Shanghai looks very much possible now, and if he does well at Wim., it will be a done deal :angel:
oh, Gordana, you are fishing me :devil: in fact, i am a dreamy girl, you shouldnt fish me like that :drool:

if everything goes not too suddenly, the players coming to Shanghai arent all my favs, or i must say few of them sit on my seats :lol: so i can concentrate on the valuable ones to me, if Mario really in, he is the no.1 VIP :angel: but... now November for my next term is full of schedules, just can wish that it isnt the exam-week or practice-week outside Shanghai or... i would die at once :eek:

lovemario
06-28-2006, 06:55 PM
Cancel the school!!!! These are more important things! :p

Sorry if I tease too much :hug:

vero
06-29-2006, 01:50 PM
Seriously, he's already 37-12 this year and last year he had sth like 44-45 wins. He has practically nothing to defend in the 2nd part of the season other than Tokyo final, and I assume that his form wont slip, so he can only go up, up, up...:p
Yep, you're right sweetie :cool: :D


so... lady of business, Allez !!
Do you mean she should do sthg to help? :scratch: It looks like he doesn't need anything, he's doing very well by himself ;)


but... now November for my next term is full of schedules, just can wish that it isnt the exam-week or practice-week outside Shanghai or... i would die at once :eek:
Hope your schedule will match well with the tennis calendar, so that you can enjoy this great moment, esp if Mario (or one of your dear guys) is there of course :angel:

linus
06-29-2006, 05:25 PM
Cancel the school!!!! These are more important things! :p

Sorry if I tease too much :hug:
cancel the school :rolls: ok, maybe i will try to follow you, even just some seconds... :devil: then i would turn to be a girl whom no one wanna hug :sad: then tell me, dear, who takes me home? you or Mario trying to comfort my hurt heart :aplot:

linus
06-29-2006, 05:30 PM
Do you mean she should do sthg to help? :scratch: It looks like he doesn't need anything, he's doing very well by himself ;)
oh, of course you are needed for him :cool: some factors outside court do much help though we couldnt see them through right now :p

Hope your schedule will match well with the tennis calendar, so that you can enjoy this great moment, esp if Mario (or one of your dear guys) is there of course :angel:
just our God decides it :eek: i havent a good feeling now :rolleyes: if like this study year, we have some public lessons and dont need to leave Shanghai for practice, i could ask for leave easily while when my advanced class begins next year and begin to travel to other city for practice, i am not the control angel of myself any more :o

lovemario
06-29-2006, 09:08 PM
cancel the school :rolls: ok, maybe i will try to follow you, even just some seconds... :devil: then i would turn to be a girl whom no one wanna hug :sad: then tell me, dear, who takes me home? you or Mario trying to comfort my hurt heart :aplot:


You know I'll always comfort you dear, if necessary, you're my lil sis :hug: but you stay away from my Mario :boxing: :rolls: ;)

linus
07-01-2006, 07:01 PM
You know I'll always comfort you dear, if necessary, you're my lil sis :hug: but you stay away from my Mario :boxing: :rolls: ;)
yes, God was listening to you so maybe this year when Mario really coming to Shanghai, I would be forced to stay away from him, if that happened in reality, i know i couldnt still blame you :rolls:

lovemario
07-01-2006, 08:56 PM
Oh no, who'll bring us news then ? :angel: :devil:

linus
07-01-2006, 08:59 PM
but i couldnt win over you when we boxing :rolls:

lovemario
07-01-2006, 09:04 PM
:haha:

We won't have to box if you behave like a good girl :angel:

linus
07-01-2006, 09:27 PM
didnt you comment once ago that you would accompany Mario to come to Shanghai along with?? :aplot:

lovemario
07-01-2006, 09:31 PM
I said I would like to do that, but how??? :sad:

I'll have to ask Mario to bring me with him, I wouldn't be of much expense, we could even share a room :devil:

linus
07-01-2006, 09:49 PM
now i turn a bit happier to see maybe there are some others who are ready to box with you :lol:

lovemario
07-01-2006, 10:02 PM
I would 'outbox' D. easily, bring her to me! :aplot: :haha:

lovemario
07-01-2006, 10:03 PM
If that is what you were getting at :angel:

linus
07-01-2006, 10:04 PM
oh, oh, wow, wow, i will stand by your side this time firmly, firmly :rolls:

lovemario
07-01-2006, 10:16 PM
goodies ! :boxing: :boxing:

:smoke:

Jadranka
07-02-2006, 01:14 PM
HEY guys .. i can't believe..
i THINK Mario will be the 5th in the atp entry list .. :o :D

lovemario
07-02-2006, 06:11 PM
not yet dear

he'll stay in the top ten, but his rankings depends on how far he'll go and will other defend their points (like Roddick, who'll drop out of top 10)

Jadranka
07-03-2006, 07:51 PM
not yet dear

he'll stay in the top ten, but his rankings depends on how far he'll go and will other defend their points (like Roddick, who'll drop out of top 10)

ok place 8 :o :)

lovemario
07-03-2006, 11:53 PM
Probably, still everything depends whether Hewitt will defend his points, will Stepanek go to semis :eek: …

linus
07-04-2006, 03:47 AM
ok place 8 :o :)
Hei, if you good at maths, you can do some rankings calculus which is so welcomed to share but now...still not fit to announce a number as if it was awarded by you :p

after your number, i doubt ATP page in my computer was wrong, see?

Wimby still hot-on, players begin their last 8...4...2... just some days' patience, do it, mate !!

linus
07-04-2006, 03:50 AM
Probably, still everything depends whether Hewitt will defend his points, will Stepanek go to semis :eek: …
best luck to my Marcos !! wish his road wider after beating that Mr.C'mon :devil:

lovemario
07-08-2006, 10:29 PM
Goga's calculation :p

Monday's rankings:

Entry #7, Race #5 :dance:

linus
07-09-2006, 12:25 PM
Goga's calculation :p

Monday's rankings:

Entry #7, Race #5 :dance:
thats ok, welcome so much :aplot:

your post would not make me think it was from ATP site officially :lol:

Mario, stay in top 10 steadily please :banana:

lovemario
07-09-2006, 06:21 PM
He is, he is. The pressure to save points is on guys around him, he can chill :p


PS: they better make it official :lol:

linus
07-09-2006, 07:24 PM
half a day later :aplot:

16681
07-10-2006, 07:02 AM
It is now official as of 07/10/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking is #7 which is up 3 positions :)

beti
07-10-2006, 11:10 AM
well done, mario!!!! it's so great to have two players in top 10!!!! :worship: :dance: :banana: :aparty: :clap2:

linus
07-10-2006, 02:10 PM
Mario :banana:

have to say again Rafa :worship:

Jadranka
07-10-2006, 07:27 PM
wow #7 :o

Jadranka
07-10-2006, 07:28 PM
well done, mario!!!! it's so great to have two players in top 10!!!! :worship: :dance: :banana: :aparty: :clap2:


heeeeei betiiii :smooch:

lovemario
07-10-2006, 09:26 PM
Hehe, ATP officials, tell us sth we didn't know :devil:

Aleka
07-11-2006, 01:02 AM
:woohoo: Congrats Mario for the no7 spot in the world!!!!! :aparty: :aparty: :worship: God!!!!! Ever since I saw the news abt this I've been so happy, dancing and jumping around the house :lol:

kanok02
07-11-2006, 10:27 AM
Congratulations "Super Mario" that a good news after the hard week..I hope to see him in Chinese suit. :devil:

beti
07-11-2006, 12:02 PM
heeeeei betiiii :smooch:


hej jaco :wavey: evo i mene ovdje.... hehe :D

seems like we're going to have two guys in shangai this year.... wow! thank you mario and ivan!!!! :worship:

vero
07-11-2006, 12:05 PM
:woohoo:

Congrats Mario :banana:

linus
07-11-2006, 02:25 PM
:woohoo: Congrats Mario for the no7 spot in the world!!!!! :aparty: :aparty: :worship: God!!!!! Ever since I saw the news abt this I've been so happy, dancing and jumping around the house :lol:
crazy Aleka :aplot:

linus
07-11-2006, 02:58 PM
..I hope to see him in Chinese suit. :devil:
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6056/info14fw.th.jpg (http://img149.imageshack.us/my.php?image=info14fw.jpg) http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/3024/gato0jn.th.jpg (http://img119.imageshack.us/my.php?image=gato0jn.jpg)

:) the Tang suits really cute here :cool: their materials... OMG :yeah:

but maybe this year they would make a new design, if Mario really coming, curious about it :aplot: he must be very handsome in it among the players :drool:

and last year they made everyone a doll by hand. what would be done this year? curious too :aplot:

and i thought of something off court from Ljubo now :lol:

kanok02
07-11-2006, 03:25 PM
if Mario really coming, curious about it :aplot: he must be very handsome in it among the players :drool:

..I totally agree with you.. :p
You are such an encyclopedia..for everything around "Mario" :worship: :worship:

linus
07-11-2006, 03:52 PM
encycopedia? sorry, what is it :confused:

beti
07-11-2006, 11:07 PM
but maybe this year they would make a new design, if Mario really coming, curious about it :aplot: he must be very handsome in it among the players :drool:



well, :scratch: i somehow have a feeling that mario is going to be the sweetest among the players no matter what the desing will be.... ;) :hearts: :rolls:

Aleka
07-12-2006, 01:19 AM
well, :scratch: i somehow have a feeling that mario is going to be the sweetest among the players no matter what the desing will be.... ;) :hearts: :rolls:
I soooo totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts: This years' Masters Cup will be much more appealing than last year :bounce: And who knows...maybe we'll have a big fat surprize at the end of it :aparty: ok...I'm dreaming, I know :sad:

Tosee ;) :aplot:

Aleka
07-12-2006, 01:21 AM
encycopedia? sorry, what is it :confused:
I think she ment to say encyclopedia ;)

kanok02
07-12-2006, 04:33 AM
I think she ment to say encyclopedia ;)


Many Thankssss!! you're right!..I mean Encyclopedia..sorry I was in a hurry yesterday. :p :p

beti
07-12-2006, 12:53 PM
I soooo totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts: This years' Masters Cup will be much more appealing than last year :bounce: And who knows...maybe we'll have a big fat surprize at the end of it :aparty: ok...I'm dreaming, I know :sad:

Tosee ;) :aplot:

well, unfortunately, there will be fedex and rafa, so yes, you are probably dreaming.... :sad: but, you never know! if rafa continues like this, with this crushing in the piers.... :devil:

in every case, we'll have new hot pictures from mario.... i'm satisfied with that.... :hearts: :rolls:

vero
07-12-2006, 03:04 PM
and i thought of something off court from Ljubo now :lol:
Do you mean the talk you had with him last year? :aplot:

linus
07-12-2006, 04:07 PM
Tosee ;) :aplot:
Aleka :aplot:

I soooo totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!! :hearts: This years' Masters Cup will be much more appealing than last year :bounce: And who knows...maybe we'll have a big fat surprize at the end of it :aparty: ok...I'm dreaming, I know :sad:
you tend to be a prophet :aplot:

:secret: dear, something needs to be hiden till the day it is discovered :aplot:

linus
07-12-2006, 04:11 PM
I think she ment to say encyclopedia ;)
thanks :)

Many Thankssss!! you're right!..I mean Encyclopedia..sorry I was in a hurry yesterday. :p :p
wow :eek: what a high praise you gave out :aplot: while i know clearly too high for me :p if i know Croatia maybe it would be ok one day but... since i cant :p

why not try for another straight aim? :aplot: our lady of.... :devil:

linus
07-12-2006, 04:14 PM
but, you never know! if rafa continues like this, with this crushing in the piers.... :devil:
ohhh :eek: wish my Rafa healthy all the time :angel:

in every case, we'll have new hot pictures from mario.... i'm satisfied with that.... :hearts: :rolls:
i think it would be easy to catch ;)

linus
07-12-2006, 04:26 PM
Do you mean the talk you had with him last year? :aplot:
i had a talk with him when he practiced indoor :p while it was not what my thought of ;)

last year, Ljubo found one day to accompany his wife to go shopping in a modern shopping-mart on Nanjing West Road, just near my house building :p and without many ppl shopping there coz it really has a high expense :lol: sometimes my women go there on foot.

what i thought is a bit crazy too :aplot: if this year they both come, their family women maybe would shop there again, if they both be there, why not asking my aunt to go there too :rolls:

but... who is Mario Ancic? i think she doesnt know at all :lol:

beti
07-13-2006, 11:41 AM
ohhh :eek: wish my Rafa healthy all the time :angel:

well, ok, i'm not that :devil: to wish him something bad, i just noticed what he started to do around.... :p ;) :angel:

vero
07-13-2006, 03:35 PM
last year, Ljubo found one day to accompany his wife to go shopping in a modern shopping-mart on Nanjing West Road, just near my house building :p and without many ppl shopping there coz it really has a high expense :lol: sometimes my women go there on foot.

what i thought is a bit crazy too :aplot: if this year they both come, their family women maybe would shop there again, if they both be there, why not asking my aunt to go there too :rolls:
What a good idea!! :aplot: :p Maybe before, you can even tell a word to their women to advice them to go shopping there again :lol:

but... who is Mario Ancic? i think she doesnt know at all :lol:
It doesn't matter! :p :lol:

linus
07-13-2006, 03:55 PM
the most impossibly thing to me is to wait in their hotel :rolleyes: while it maybe the easiest way to find them all. last year, my girls for Marat did that and successfully caught almost all of them and even knew where they would go and saw their girls or women :lol: i havent time on days at all :rolleyes: while parents cant allow me to do that either :p

16681
07-17-2006, 07:00 AM
As of 07/17/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking is #8 which is down one position :sad:

Jadranka
07-17-2006, 10:16 AM
As of 07/17/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking is #8 which is down one position :sad:

right :sad:
AJMOOO MARIO NA BROJ 1 !! :)

lovemario
07-17-2006, 10:34 PM
Hey, it's not the end of the world :hug: wait till he starts playing ;)

kanok02
07-18-2006, 01:07 PM
Yep! He still have a chance until November..and he is the man who never "give up" , right? :angel:

http://img.menstennisforums.com/mtf/customavatars/avatar15371_28.gif

Jadranka
07-18-2006, 03:25 PM
Yep! He still have a chance until November..and he is the man who never "give up" , right? :angel:

http://img.menstennisforums.com/mtf/customavatars/avatar15371_28.gif

right ;)

lovemario
07-18-2006, 09:13 PM
Yep! He still have a chance until November..and he is the man who never "give up" , right? :angel:

http://img.menstennisforums.com/mtf/customavatars/avatar15371_28.gif

lol, you definitely have learnt to post pics with URL ;)

...and yes, he never gives up :p

16681
07-24-2006, 07:42 AM
As of 07/24/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking remains at #8.

Mashik
07-24-2006, 12:38 PM
It's great to be in top 10, but is he going to play at all??? :scratch: We want top 5 :angel:

vero
07-25-2006, 10:03 AM
That's great he still remains in the top 10 :) Well, with this damn injury, he'll probably go down as the American tournaments go along :awww:

vero
07-25-2006, 10:05 AM
The season isn't finished yet though, he may have a great indoors season this automn :angel:

JuanChuffy007
07-25-2006, 11:58 AM
:awww: :awww: stupid stupid stupid injury :awww:

16681
07-31-2006, 05:56 AM
Well as of 07/31/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking is holding at #8. I hope his knee heals soon :)

beti
07-31-2006, 11:27 PM
this stupid injury has totally distracted all the plans.... we were waiting for the top 5, qualifying for the masters in shangai.... and now.... :sad:

kanok02
08-01-2006, 11:32 AM
The season isn't finished yet though, he may have a great indoors season this automn :angel:

I totally agree with you..we will hope he be better soon ... :p :wavey:
Accident is accident.At least he still in top ten several weeks better than last year.:angel:

linus
08-01-2006, 05:44 PM
with time closer, Shanghai has been on many players' schedule seriously :aplot:

16681
08-07-2006, 06:19 AM
Well at least as of 08/07/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking is holding at #8.

beti
08-07-2006, 11:33 AM
yes, but for how long? :sad:

linus
08-07-2006, 03:03 PM
if Mario really miss the left US Open series tournaments, he has to be cut off almost 200 points, so Baghdatis will through him up if he plays normally to get some points while others still hard to say coz Roddick withdrew from Toronto which did happen, the followings maybe have chances while not sure.

lets wait to see while Best Luck to Mario :angel:

special luck to Asian tournaments, we have different deities from western's :angel:

linus
08-08-2006, 04:04 PM
no better luck this week for Mario :devil:

Marcos lost to my Julien :sobbing: while Radek pulled out :p

lovemario
08-08-2006, 09:23 PM
Yep, Davydenko out (sorry for you :hug: ) and now we're waiting for Robredo to do the same :aplot: Actually, we expect that :devil:

linus
08-08-2006, 10:54 PM
Davy is ok since he just finished his clay season one day ago :hug: and even he gets some ready, my X-man tough enough to stop him on hard :aplot:

i really begin to dislike this Robo :bigcry: my Marat :sobbing: :tears:

my heart has broken esp with own eyes watching him losing like that :sad:

beti
08-09-2006, 10:58 AM
i also don't like robredo, in fact, i hate him, and now even more when he beat marat :sad:

good luck to ivan, today! ;)

linus
08-09-2006, 08:45 PM
Mario really owns better luck this week :angel:
(we all should feel proud of ourselves) :aplot:

Jose took Robo out :yeah: which has done us for both :worship:

while my brave Richie stops Blake straight :inlove:

and Murray did put away Ferrer's hope :p

linus
08-09-2006, 08:47 PM
good luck to ivan, today! ;)
he did win while to be frank, a bit bored to watch the match (of course some parts)... God bless Arnaud Clement needs rest really now ... ;)

lovemario
08-09-2006, 09:11 PM
i really begin to dislike this Robo :bigcry: my Marat :sobbing: :tears:
:ras: :rolleyes:


my heart has broken esp with own eyes watching him losing like that :sad:

:awww: :hug:

lovemario
08-09-2006, 09:15 PM
Mario really owns better luck this week :angel:
yep, lets hope it continues next week, too :devil:

(we all should feel proud of ourselves) :aplot:

:yeah::aplot:

Jose took Robo out :yeah: which has done us for both :worship:

:banana: (if I haven't emphasized enough how glad I am that he lost :o )

while my brave Richie stops Blake straight :inlove:
:awww: Right time he found to get back in form :ras: :angel:
It's just that my James is such a nice guy and lets these players get back into form :angel: But enough already ! ! :p

linus
08-09-2006, 09:42 PM
yep, lets hope it continues next week, too :devil:
God...forgive here... :angel:

:banana: (if I haven't emphasized enough how glad I am that he lost :o )
:yippee:

:awww: Right time he found to get back in form :ras: :angel:
Right time... right :yeah:

It's just that my James is such a nice guy and lets these players get back into form :angel: But enough already ! ! :p
hehe, Richie got it by himself not borrowing from James :aplot: before this match, i asked myself whether Richie had this chance.. my mum said of course he could :p i thought of his match vs Marat and Dima during DC this year for two 5-set ones. yes, he could especially Gael isnt along while Rafa is training with him :drool:

well, wish James not to face my dears again :aplot:

lovemario
08-09-2006, 10:49 PM
God...forgive here... :angel:

http://bestsmileys.com/signs16/15.gif

Right time... right :yeah:

:sobbing:


well, wish James not to face my dears again :aplot:

http://bestsmileys.com/signs10/8.gif :p

http://bestsmileys.com/signs11/8.gif

16681
08-14-2006, 06:49 AM
Well I'm afraid with the injury and missing Tournaments Mario's ranking has started to drop :bigcry: As of 08/14/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking as #9 which is down 1 position :sad:

linus
08-14-2006, 06:33 PM
after US Open, if Mario really miss it, i just wish he wont drop too much and then he must try his best to get points as many as possible :eek:

ataptc
08-15-2006, 04:08 AM
Exactly. Poor mario :hug: I hate it when players' rankings drop while they're injured :(

kanok02
08-15-2006, 10:45 AM
yes!! and between this time other guys who are nearly him recover and return to the tournament,too. :crying2: :crying2:

beti
08-15-2006, 05:59 PM
look it from the brighter side - next year mario will have less points to defend.... :scratch:
i know, not much of a consolation in this situation, but what can we do.... :confused: (i said, PEOPLE, LET'S GET HIM A BABYSITTER, maybe then he won't have this stupid injuries.... :rolleyes: )

JuanChuffy007
08-16-2006, 08:56 PM
here's a volunteer! :p

linus
08-17-2006, 12:49 AM
:lol: i didnt plan to join this competition

linus
08-17-2006, 12:52 AM
btw, our TMC Shanghai made a simple magazine online, there is some fun in it, to find the differences between the two pics each :aplot: you can take a try :)

the right place is on Page 12, just before the back cover :wavey:

here the link -- >> :sport: (http://alaone.cn/UploadMagPath/20060812/2006081201373618550988571/Online_View.aspx)

kanok02
08-18-2006, 10:12 PM
Very funny"linus"..I like it, relax btw my work. :wavey: :wavey:

linus
08-19-2006, 03:28 PM
:p yes, i got happiness from it too :cool: so far whom(s) you have "worked" on? :aplot:

for me, the ones with single guy such as Marat, Roger and so on are easy to deal with... those doubles kinda challenge :lol: how about you? how much time it did take you? ;)

kanok02
08-21-2006, 09:53 AM
Poor Mario!! :sad:
His ranking slightly down..this week.. :sad:

http://us.a2.yahoofs.com/users/444c820fz15e6be3c/d5a0scd/__sr_/926escd.jpg?phArX6EBS5sEMZpj

kanok02
08-21-2006, 09:59 AM
:p yes, i got happiness from it too :cool: so far whom(s) you have "worked" on? :aplot:

for me, the ones with single guy such as Marat, Roger and so on are easy to deal with... those doubles kinda challenge :lol: how about you? how much time it did take you? ;)

Me too, the easy one is Marat with green hat :bounce: .. and the most difficult is the picture of Group on last year Master series I try more than three times to find out complete..anyway I forward that game to my friends..and they have fun,too. :wavey:

vero
08-21-2006, 01:48 PM
Poor Mario!! :sad:
His ranking slightly down..this week.. :sad:

http://us.a2.yahoofs.com/users/444c820fz15e6be3c/d5a0scd/__sr_/926escd.jpg?phArX6EBS5sEMZpj
Yeps, out of the Top 10 (at #12) this week for the first time since he's got injured :awww: Hopefully he'll get back into it by the end of the season :angel:

beti
08-22-2006, 10:37 AM
it hurts me when i see that.... :awww: :help:
i want to see him in shangai soooo much.... i want to see him on court again.... winning.... and not on rehabilitation.... :hysteric:

linus
08-24-2006, 10:40 PM
Poor Mario!! :sad:
His ranking slightly down..this week.. :sad:
this url of pic didnt work to me while it doesnt matter i see what you mentioned, it must be ATP rankings :sobbing:

now it is obvious after US Open, his Race rankings will down out of top10 too :awww:

September needs to be well done in Beijing then a cruel October will come, OMG :eek:

linus
08-24-2006, 10:47 PM
Me too, the easy one is Marat with green hat :bounce: .. and the most difficult is the picture of Group on last year Master series I try more than three times to find out complete..
which one of group you meant? :aplot:

anyway I forward that game to my friends..and they have fun,too. :wavey:
well, 2nd issue here: :sport: (http://www.alaone.cn/UploadMagPath/20060818/2006081819320147120189113/Online_View.aspx)

nalby one and the restaurant with a bit trap :p

kanok02
08-25-2006, 07:37 AM
[QUOTE=linus]which one of group you meant? :aplot:


the group that Nalbadian speech somthing for the trophy. :p
and thanks for a new version :wavey:

16681
08-26-2006, 09:11 AM
Yes as of 08/21/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's Ranking is #12 which is down 3 positions :sad:

16681
08-28-2006, 07:45 AM
Yes as of 08/21/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's Ranking is #12 which is down 3 positions :sad:
Sorry I forgot to come in here last weekend and post Mario's ranking, however, it doesn't matter that I didn't.
As of 08/28/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking remains the same as above.

linus
08-31-2006, 04:02 PM
the group that Nalbadian speech somthing for the trophy. :p
oh, the one on the upper right corner really hard to catch for first eyes ;)

and thanks for a new version :wavey:
issue 3rd here, now you can down the e-magazine :p

:sport: (http://www.alaone.cn/UploadMagPath/20060825/2006082520123119286069499/Online_View.aspx)

16681
09-11-2006, 06:27 AM
Sorry I forgot to come in here last weekend and post Mario's ranking, however, it doesn't matter that I didn't.
As of 08/28/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking remains the same as above.
As of 09/11/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking remains the same as above. I'm pleased his ranking is holding up as well as it is since he had been injuried :)

linus
09-11-2006, 10:28 AM
now it is a delicate situation, Mario's Race on #10 :scared:

vero
09-11-2006, 10:42 AM
Yep, it'll be tough to get through to Shanghai, but not impossible :p Ajmo Mario!!!!

lovemario
09-11-2006, 05:28 PM
I think his ranking kept very well considering how long he hasn't played :eek: To stay #12 in the entry, I really didn't expect that. #10 in the race isn't bad either, Nalby and Baghdatis did him a lot of favours by losing early at the USO :p It all depends on him, as it did last year

16681
09-18-2006, 06:22 AM
Good news :D As of 09/18/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking as #11 which is up 1 position :)

16681
09-25-2006, 06:31 AM
As of 09/25/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking remains at #11. Obviously there was very little movement in the rankings this week.

16681
10-03-2006, 06:33 AM
As of 10/02/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking is #10 which is up 1 position :)

lovemario
10-03-2006, 03:20 PM
Yay, back to top 10, but he needs to reach finals in Tokyo to stay there :unsure:

vero
10-05-2006, 01:46 PM
Race to Shanghai will be far from easy, but hopefully good runs in the remaining tournaments will bring a great surprise! :p I think a Top 10 spot at the year-end rankings would already be awesome - considering the fact he hasn't played for two and a half months, missing one GS and two masters, without counting he also missed Monte-Carlo!
But anyway, I still hope his quest for Masters Cup berth will be successful!! Ajde Mario :bounce:

16681
10-09-2006, 04:42 AM
As of 10/09/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking is #13 which is down 3
positions :sad:

Brego
10-09-2006, 03:27 PM
Mario is ranked #10 in the ATP Indesit Race. If he does well in Madrid and Paris he has a good chance to make it to Shanghai :) There is only 22 points between Mario and Nalbandian (#8). Marcos is struggling with an injury right now as well.

As of Monday, 9-Oct-06

1 Federer, Roger (SUI) 1374

2 Nadal, Rafael (ESP) 825

3 Ljubicic, Ivan (CRO) 436

4 Roddick, Andy (USA) 434

5 Davydenko, Nikolay (RUS) 418

6 Blake, James (USA) 396

7 Robredo, Tommy (ESP) 395

8 Nalbandian, David (ARG) 370

9 Baghdatis, Marcos (CYP) 369

10 Ancic, Mario (CRO) 348


Thanks Mae for letting us know about Mario's Entry Ranking every week!

linus
10-09-2006, 04:02 PM
thank you for both rankings :)

of course now i am more keen on Race one... i cant say i am disappointed while optimistic either :p i must choose to believe in Mario himself while dears... you see... sometimes luck says much :angel:

this week... things are not good (coz of his absence) while not bad either... many guys on top10 fighting in Vienna to kill each other...

Mario needs to take a good rest and get strong ready for the rest big tournaments *i am nervous indeed*

lovemario
10-10-2006, 01:02 PM
Like expected, out of top 10, but he should finish the year inside top 10 cause Stepanek is out and he'll have nth to defend and hopefully gain points :p

I'm also only interested in the race for now :aplot: Ivan worked very well under pressure last year, we'll see how will that go for Mario ! His chances are still very good and there are always some cancellations :devil: he should just hang in there :p of course, it would be great if he could book his spot by himself. Good luck Mario :angel:

linus
10-13-2006, 04:14 PM
local newspapers have begun their jobs to report TMC :aplot:

this week they are talking about the underlying players to come... Mario is inside.. while nothing special from them :p

the ad. is announced also... i saw the first poster with Federer... Rafa... Ljubo... Nalby and Roddick ;)

lovemario
10-14-2006, 11:37 PM
*will we have to wait for Mario's poster till next year :awww:*

I didn't realize until commentator on TV said today that Gonzo could take over #10 spot if he wins tomorrow :scared: another reson for Ljubi to beat him :p and Baggy and Nalby haven't shown much this week either, do the race is still very much on :aplot:

Brego
10-16-2006, 04:28 PM
The ATP Indesit Race as of Monday, October 16th:

1. Federer - 1374
2. Nadal - 829
3. Ljubicic - 478
4. Roddick - 448
5. Davydenko - 444
6. Blake - 410
7. Robredo - 395
8. Nalbandian - 382
9. Baghdatis - 371
10. Ancic - 348

There is now 34 points between Mario and Nalbandian. Mario has to do well
both in Madrid & Paris. We know he can do it. :worship:
Ajmo Mario!

Jadranka
10-16-2006, 05:06 PM
The ATP Indesit Race as of Monday, October 16th:

1. Federer - 1374
2. Nadal - 829
3. Ljubicic - 478
4. Roddick - 448
5. Davydenko - 444
6. Blake - 410
7. Robredo - 395
8. Nalbandian - 382
9. Baghdatis - 371
10. Ancic - 348

There is now 34 points between Mario and Nalbandian. Mario has to do well
both in Madrid & Paris. We know he can do it. :worship:
Ajmo Mario!

thaaaaank you :)
Omg Mario .. ajmooO!!

16681
10-16-2006, 10:45 PM
As of 10/16/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking as #12 which is up 1 position :)

vero
10-18-2006, 03:07 PM
Seems it will be extremely tough now that he lost early in Madrid :awww: ... Is there really still any chance he qualifies for the Masters Cup? :scared:
*still hoping for a little miracle :p*

kanok02
10-19-2006, 02:51 AM
I want to keep hoping...:bowdown: at least J.Blake, Ivan,Davydenko and Bagdatish also lost with him:clap2: :bigclap: ..
We will not give up..."Mario":wavey:

ataptc
10-19-2006, 06:25 AM
it'll be very close.. i guess his chances will be very slim now :(

kanok02
10-19-2006, 11:05 AM
http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/1435/mcuptm9.jpg

really really good news

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/newsandscores/news/news1.asp

linus
10-19-2006, 03:34 PM
of course i wont give hope up :angel: though it is very possibly narrow :rolleyes:

while the only problem unsure is Mario himself :p

if he can do something normal or better... St. Petersburg is very ok to him to gain some... then all the pressure on Bercy (which makes me most nervous)... maybe everything will have to suspend to the last tournament :eek:

while why not? :aplot: this is life... :angel:

lovemario
10-19-2006, 09:46 PM
There's so much calculating everywhere that it's http://bestsmileys.com/silly/17.gif in my head :lol:
Thanks to the stumble of most top ten guys (other than Nadal and Fed, but they don't count anymore), he still has some chance, but a very, very slim one…and this week Nalby decided to fight :rolleyes: but I hope Marat will kick his ass tomorrow :p and Nalby was one leg out of the tournament already in the 1st round :rolleyes:
Anyways, Mario has to reach AT LEAST semis (if not finals or wins) of both tournaments and with this form…plus, all of his competition is also in action next week and they are way ahead of him :awww:

What's bad is that it could become a question whether he'll even stay as an alternative with this form ! He's admitted that sth happens to him, lack of form in the end of season for the past 3-4 years, he said he has to see how to fix it with his coach…and that he no longer thinks of Masters (and last week he said that's all he thinks of :cuckoo: ) and just wants to do well in the next two tournaments. In short, he was really pissed at himself after the defeat yesterday :yeah: cause at least he admits the problem and is ready to work on it !

kanok02
10-20-2006, 07:29 AM
He will be more fighter for his point if this week "F.Gonzalez and T.Berdish" are in a good form..they 're only 17 and 53 points below from him.....:rolleyes:
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/newsandscores/news/news3.asp

Ajmo!! Mario..we still be your side.:wavey: :boxing: :wavey:

linus
10-21-2006, 01:47 PM
and this week Nalby decided to fight :rolleyes: but I hope Marat will kick his ass tomorrow :p and Nalby was one leg out of the tournament already in the 1st round :rolleyes:
really frustrated :sobbing: what was up with Marat yesterday vs Nalby :smash: i did did think he could beat Nalby esp just as you said... in fact my Julien led 5-2 in 3rd set on R2 :rolleyes: my poor French silly guy !! while Marat more silly :tears: when eye on his loss of last tiebreak... teared out again :rolleyes:

while... just now... Roger gave Nalby a bagel in SEMI... what a joke to Marat !!

Marat then Mario....

linus
10-21-2006, 01:47 PM
What's bad is that it could become a question whether he'll even stay as an alternative with this form !
:sobbing:

He's admitted that sth happens to him, lack of form in the end of season for the past 3-4 years, he said he has to see how to fix it with his coach…
sometimes we found that in exam, there were some strange problems... seemed we had seen them before while the situation was so different in fact... when you began to find some clues... time was not enough for you to solve it... after exam... just some minutes... you knew at once how it went indeed !! 3-4 years !! OMG... what a long time :eek: in the end of the season... just like the end of running... where the champion should stay !!

and that he no longer thinks of Masters (and last week he said that's all he thinks of :cuckoo: )
his mind must have been full of mess now :rolleyes:

In short, he was really pissed at himself after the defeat yesterday :yeah: cause at least he admits the problem and is ready to work on it !
tomorrow is another day ... next year maybe too :devil:

linus
10-21-2006, 01:53 PM
"F.Gonzalez and T.Berdish" are in a good form..they 're only 17 and 53 points below from him.....:rolleyes:
Gonzalez depends on his attack style while maybe it would do him favor again :o

while i have to say it is really nice a feeling to watch Berdych guy playing on court :yeah: he will have good results in the end of the last two carpet AMS i think... i cant say i am not happy if he goes into TMC in the end ;) while i cant help myself to make a comparison between him and Mario... he has more power than Mario... i dont know whether i should be happy though in personal manner... no doubt Mario is better than Berdych guy in my eyes :p *sigh*

lovemario
10-23-2006, 01:17 PM
First for Marat and David...OMG! I'm so sorry Marat couldn't beat him, but at least he's playing decent again :angel: and Nalby...I don't know, I mean, it wouldn't be fair if last year's winner wouldn't be there, but for Mario's sake...I wanted him to lose in that 1st round where Benetau couldn't finish it off :smash:


sometimes we found that in exam, there were some strange problems... seemed we had seen them before while the situation was so different in fact... when you began to find some clues... time was not enough for you to solve it... after exam... just some minutes... you knew at once how it went indeed !!

Yes, I know exactly what you mean...it happened to me, not once! And you feel like an idiot later that you made some silly mistake, but it happens-your brain just stops working from time to time, lets put it that way :lol:


his mind must have been full of mess now :rolleyes:

yeah...the night before the match he gave a telephone interview for our national television and was saying just that, and I remember thinking, just pass the round...please :sobbing: I think that after all that winning, it's too wird for him to lose like that...and for me too !!:sad:

16681
10-23-2006, 04:47 PM
As of 10/23/06 the ATP Site shows Mario's ranking remains at #12.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-24-2006, 10:32 AM
I hope he can go to Shanghai,ajmo Mario! :rocker:

Tracy-Ancic
10-24-2006, 01:52 PM
hope he can go to Shanghai,ajmo Mario!

me too and I think he can do it

linus
10-24-2006, 04:55 PM
I mean, it wouldn't be fair if last year's winner wouldn't be there,
oh...in fact... it wont matter at all :angel: :aplot:

but for Mario's sake...I wanted him to lose in that 1st round where Benetau couldn't finish it off :smash:
oh... dont smash my Julien pls :p .... he is poor... :hug:

linus
10-24-2006, 04:56 PM
Yes, I know exactly what you mean...it happened to me, not once! And you feel like an idiot later that you made some silly mistake, but it happens-your brain just stops working from time to time, lets put it that way :lol:
i never forget the first time when i faced this kind of situation... how painful... full of untrust on myself... since then... i told myself i would never give the mistake chance to overcome me... in fact... when you get enough ready... it will happen with less and less chance :p

yeah...the night before the match he gave a telephone interview for our national television and was saying just that, and I remember thinking, just pass the round...please :sobbing: I think that after all that winning, it's too wird for him to lose like that...and for me too !!:sad:
it did be a little frustrating and hard to understand... or he couldnt handle the pressure??!! or he was led by some devil??!!

just can wait now !!

linus
10-24-2006, 04:58 PM
I hope he can go to Shanghai,ajmo Mario! :rocker:
好久不见... 最近好吗? ... 想念!!

lovemario
10-24-2006, 10:38 PM
oh...in fact... it wont matter at all :angel: :aplot:
hehe, not at all if he's substituted by a young Croat... :aplot:

oh... dont smash my Julien pls :p .... he is poor... :hug:

You don't let me smash anybody :aplot: and I have to take it out on someone :devil:


when you get enough ready... it will happen with less and less chance :p
Are you insinuating that I don't prepare enough ? :angel: :lol:

it did be a little frustrating and hard to understand... or he couldnt handle the pressure??!! or he was led by some devil??!!

I don't think even he knows :sad:

lovemario
10-24-2006, 10:41 PM
Mario, Mario, you are really lucky! :p Now you have to take that luck and make sth out of it. Both Robredo and Marcos out, so if he makes an effort to the final, it will all boil down to last week :eek: which will happen anyways, but that way he'd be in much better position and contention with other guys! Ajde Mario, do something http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3316/voxel63giffk2.gif

linus
10-29-2006, 12:38 PM
You don't let me smash anybody :aplot: and I have to take it out on someone :devil:
if it is Mario... ok, n/p... he should have got this and turn clear enough :aplot:

Are you insinuating that I don't prepare enough ? :angel: :lol:
you should be pleased with yourself ... much... enough :yeah:

linus
10-29-2006, 12:41 PM
here... dears... funny things to take a look at ;) from our tennis magazine of Nov. entry... esp the front cover one (1st) :lol:

btw... how we ppl here want Mario coming :aplot: :lol:

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/9682/tmc1uh5.jpg

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/572/tmc2cc2.jpg

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-29-2006, 12:48 PM
好久不见... 最近好吗? ... 想念!!

還可以!
CONGRATS MARIO! :D WELL,I WANT FENA TO PLAY IN SHANGHAI TOO,NOW MARIO WON THE TITLE...JUST HOPE ONE MORE PLAYER TO LOSE THE MATCH! :o

linus
10-29-2006, 12:55 PM
還可以!
CONGRATS MARIO! :D WELL,I WANT FENA TO PLAY IN SHANGHAI TOO,NOW MARIO WON THE TITLE...JUST HOPE ONE MORE PLAYER TO LOSE THE MATCH! :o
whats the meaning here :wavey:

georgekuo1017
10-29-2006, 02:36 PM
here... dears... funny things to take a look at ;) from our tennis magazine of Nov. entry... esp the front cover one (1st) :lol:

btw... how we ppl here want Mario coming :aplot: :lol:

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/9682/tmc1uh5.jpg

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/572/tmc2cc2.jpg

我今天刚买了呢,哈哈。:p

Tracy-Ancic
10-29-2006, 03:09 PM
我今天刚买了呢,哈哈。:p
是新一期的网球杂志吗?我也要去买!:devil:

linus
10-29-2006, 03:50 PM
我今天刚买了呢,哈哈。:p
i enjoy the creative idea for cover cartoon :aplot: it reminds me of the potential meaning of the word "shanghai" in english :devil:

cool :cool:

esp when you found some guys looking so strange and "awesome" :lol:

Mario in it... :rolls:

Tracy-Ancic
10-29-2006, 10:55 PM
我今天刚买了呢,哈哈。:p
I like the poster in it :devil: hehe

vero
10-29-2006, 11:04 PM
Omg, slim chances... but still chances!! :p Everything will be so tight of course, really hope Mario can do it :angel:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-30-2006, 04:06 AM
whats the meaning here :wavey:

除了Robredo,我想James,Fena,Mario去上海...so希望多一個球員輸 球...

kanok02
10-30-2006, 04:20 AM
Go On Mario :bounce: :clap2: :woohoo:
http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/29102006/3/ancic-keeps-china-hopes-alive-st-petersburg-win.html

ataptc
10-30-2006, 05:50 AM
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/9682/tmc1uh5.jpg
Mario behind Roddick :lol: The caricature of Mario looks the best though :yeah:

Brego
10-30-2006, 02:38 PM
Well that was a great win for Mario yesterday. :worship:
If he wants to make it to Shanghai he is going to have to get to the QFs at least
that's assuming Tommy and Fernando don't do well and the 3 below him as well.

Indesit ATP Race for Oct. 30th.

Singles:
1. Federer - 1524
2. Nadal - 854
3. Ljubicic - 479
4. Roddick - 463
5. Davydenko - 445
6. Nalbandian - 439
7. Blake - 411
8. Robredo - 410
9. Gonzalez - 402
10. Ancic - 387
11. Baghdatis - 372
12. Haas - 333
13. Berdych - 316

Mario can get 100 points for a win.
70 for Finalist.
45 for SemiFinalist
25 for QF.
15 for 3R
7 for 2R
1 for 1R

beti
10-30-2006, 10:40 PM
i read that in best case, two wins for mario will be enough, and in worst case, even semis won't.... but now, as fed isn't there.... ok, maybe i'm too optimistic.... but.... does anybody else sees final here as well? :cool:

16681
10-30-2006, 11:27 PM
According to the ATP Site Mario ranking (that's ranking--not race) is #11 which is up 1 position :) And why not another title for Mario :woohoo:

croat123
10-31-2006, 03:15 AM
if mario makes the final he is in
he has to at least make the qfs to have a chance

kanok02
10-31-2006, 09:41 AM
the detail from ATP..more complicate and abit confuse :rolleyes:
http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2006/racepoints_scenarios.asp :devil:

beti
10-31-2006, 10:49 AM
it really is confusing but thanks anyway :)

linus
10-31-2006, 12:14 PM
ATP does almost perfect job :yeah:

at least if Mario needs to make some countdown... he can easily get this :lol:

anyway... Mario needs to fight for himself first... then everything goes to God :aplot:

lovemario
11-01-2006, 12:43 AM
The ATP calculation has been the best I've seen so far, and I've seen a lot of stuff :lol:
The best calculation for Mario is to play good…

lovemario
11-01-2006, 12:46 AM
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/9682/tmc1uh5.jpg



I first wasn't sure whether it's Robredo or Mario behind Roddick, but now…I have no objections to this 'team' :lol:

linus
11-01-2006, 10:11 AM
our organization men are worried these days :p they have to get all the nine singles players' things ready... while now they can just make 5 of them sure :aplot: so have to make their own list in ahead... Nalby and James on it !!

this year they will design them new dress for open ceremony... different from 2000 and 2005 ;)

lovemario
11-01-2006, 09:14 PM
if they add mario as last, that would be :woohoo: for me :yeah: that would be kinda fair, too :p

bjorn4tennis92
11-03-2006, 12:49 AM
i hope mario makes it to china!!! he deserves it!

fanancic
11-03-2006, 06:16 PM
mario won't be in shangai because he lost against davydenko

lovemario
11-03-2006, 07:26 PM
Looks like Berdych will lose his match and that's good news, at least for me :p cause then it's for sure that Mario will end this year as a top 10 player :yeah: (in the entry) at least some present for awesome season :awww:

...even if he doesn't lose tonight, he'll give his spot to Mario, he has to defend the title to stay at #10

Yep, Mario's first year's ending inside TOP 10 Congrads :D

ataptc
11-04-2006, 08:22 AM
so as long as Haas doesn't win the whole thing, Mario will be the substitute and James will take the 8th spot? I don't support Davy but in this case, please win the whole damn thing!!

Yeah congrats on the top 10 spot Mario! Imagine if he hadn't injured his knee... :o

vero
11-04-2006, 10:50 AM
Of course, :sad: he didn't make it to the top 8. But I fully agree with you girls, Top 10 for the first time is already a great achievement, and pretty awesome considering the summer injury :D Congrats Mario :worship:

Ginevra83
11-04-2006, 05:33 PM
Mario is N° 9, definitely!!! Haas retired!! I'm a little happier than yesterday
bye bye

Tracy-Ancic
11-05-2006, 01:39 AM
Mario is N° 9, definitely!!! Haas retired!! I'm a little happier than yesterday
bye bye

yes,and if he will ,he can go to shanghai:devil: it's a nice chance,maybe he can take part in , if someone quit the match:devil:

kanok02
11-07-2006, 09:06 AM
NEWS from bbc website:wavey:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/6114748.stm

Ancic sees Masters Cup hopes end

Ancic saw his Masters Cup hopes disappear in Paris
Mario Ancic's hopes of making the season-ending Masters Cup are over after he slumped to a 6-3 6-3 defeat by Nikolay Davydenko in the Paris Masters.
The Croat would have overtaken James Blake for the eighth and final qualifying place if he had beaten Davydenko in the quarter-finals.

Davydenko was in impressive form against Ancic, carving out a break in the seventh game of the opening set and the eighth in the second set.

The Russian has dropped just eight games in three matches this week.

Ancic's defeat gives a Masters Cup lifeline to Blake, who was defeated in the third round in Paris, with Haas of Germany now his only threat.

But Ancic says he is proud to he been in contention after battling back from a knee injury suffered in a jet-ski accident in July which kept him off the tour for three months.

"After what happened, not too many guys gave me a chance of qualifying," said the ninth-seed.

"I missed three Masters series events and the US Open and I was a long way out. ..

"Then I won the title in St Petersburg last week and I knew that to qualify for China I had to keep winning matches. It was unbelievable pressure." ...:sad:

and another from http://www.inside-tennis.net/index.php?action=arts&id=492
they give credit for Mario.. although he is No. 9 :worship:

9. Mario Ancic: Narrowly missing out on a spot in the main field, the young Croat will be this year's alternate. His quarterfinals defeat at the hands of Jarkko Nieminen last week in Paris meant he could not quite overtake Blake in the Champions Race. His performance, however, is very creditable, given he missed the entire US hardcourt season (where he could have picked up valuable points) after injuring himself jetskiing in the Summer holidays. Titles in Rosmalen and St Petersburg, finals in Auckland, Marseille and Beijing, as well as the semifinals of the Hamburg Masters and quartefinals of Miami, Rome, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Tokyo and Paris demonstrate the Croat's consistency throughout the year. He may yet get a chance to play in this year's Masters Cup, should one of the others decide to withdraw, but if not, he will have added incentive to go that one step further next year.

Ginevra83
11-08-2006, 08:14 AM
Do everyone know if there are any news about Mario in Shanghai??Is he arrive?What will do in Shanghai? I hope he'll not be "hidden":p !!!!
Any photos???
Thanks, bye bye:wavey:

beti
11-08-2006, 03:46 PM
there was a chat yesterday with him and he said that today he's traveling to shanghai.... he heard some roumours that roddick has problems with his knee but he doesn't know anything else about other players or will somebody withdraw.... he said he'll know more when he comes there....
so, there's nothing else to do but.... wait.... :rolleyes: :sad:
:wavey:

Tracy-Ancic
11-09-2006, 03:12 PM
when Mario come to ShangHai?:confused: or he has been came?

beti
11-09-2006, 03:58 PM
he came today....
and seems that nobody will withdraw :sad:

vero
11-10-2006, 04:36 PM
Thanks beti for the fresh news :D

Ginevra, I'm afraid he'll be "hidden" if he doesn't play, which will probably be the case. I mean, he'll be there, practising with the other guys I guess, but I really doubt there will be pics or articles abt him... at least official! :p

beti
11-10-2006, 04:49 PM
Thanks beti for the fresh news
no prob :hug:
I'm afraid he'll be "hidden" if he doesn't play, which will probably be the case. I mean, he'll be there, practising with the other guys I guess, but I really doubt there will be pics or articles abt him... at least official!
i agree.... i'll inform you if sth will write on some croatian site but so far it writes just that he came there and had some problems during the trip so part of the equipment is "lost" (i hope he managed to get it back :unsure: ) and he's practising with the others.... better practise partner they couldn't get ;)

lovemario
11-10-2006, 11:14 PM
We'll have to 'satisfy' with the top 10 spot :p of course, now that he's one of the best, rankings itself isn't enough anymore :angel:

I missed the chat :awww: not that I expected to make it cause I haven't been online since Sunday, but I've just been reading the trancript and you girls have been awesome :p I recognized some from here :) he was bombarded with all sorts of questions, from the silliest you can imagine to the serious ones...when I think abt it…it's better I didn't go…I was so angry with him that I'd probably be asking…well…not nice questions :aplot: :o
OMG, like a question: Mario, what are you doing on chat? I'm chatting! :haha: :haha:..It sounded much funnier in Croatian :lol: or: Have you had (girl)fans coming under your window?:lol:

Jaca, he doesn't like Dugme :p he likes Prljavce, like me :p :devil:

Ginevra83
11-11-2006, 07:51 AM
I'm really sad about his "flight's problem", but I'm really really really angry too if nobody or any sites and so on...will talk about our Mario! Have you see photos of the others 8 alltogether????Where is Mario????????:fiery:
I hope will be a private detective for all of us!!:aplot:

I read the chat also, and I try to understand somenthig with my little croatian dictionary!!!!:) He was nice!!
Bye bye:wavey:

sandystarlet
11-11-2006, 03:25 PM
Does anybody have a link to this chat with Mario? Thanks. :)

lovemario
11-11-2006, 09:10 PM
The 1st part >> http://www.vip.hr/sp/d_show?idc=2357386&idnews=22637621&page=
and the 2nd >> http://www.vip.hr/sp/d_show?idc=2357386&idnews=22638952&page=

Mashik
11-11-2006, 10:18 PM
Thank you dear :kiss:
What about the translation? :angel:

lovemario
11-11-2006, 11:00 PM
What about it?:p

sandystarlet
11-12-2006, 12:41 AM
Thanks for the links! :worship:

vero
11-16-2006, 03:24 PM
I just wonder whether he's already back home... Should he stay there for the whole week? I mean, now that round robin have been almost completed, he won't substitute for anybody, even though someone withdraws, so... unless he still be there to practise with the other guys :shrug:

vero
11-16-2006, 03:30 PM
We'll have to 'satisfy' with the top 10 spot :p of course, now that he's one of the best, rankings itself isn't enough anymore :angel:
If ever I had the right to say sth abt that, I'd say I'm satisfied with this rankings :p :rolls: Anyway, I just wish him to keep it up in the next years and even improve - and I agree with you, not only in the rankings... :angel:

beti
11-16-2006, 04:41 PM
I just wonder whether he's already back home... Should he stay there for the whole week?

he commented ivan's match today and he said that tomorrow he's going back to croatia, then in monte carlo where there will be ivan, bjorkman, johansson and many others, too, and then 26.12. in australia because of the hopman cup he's playing with his sister.

:wavey:

Brego
11-16-2006, 06:33 PM
Thanks for the information beti. :) Hope he has a fun and relaxing break and he and his sister do great at the Hopman Cup.:clap2:

vero
11-16-2006, 10:24 PM
he commented ivan's match today
Yep, silly me :o , I saw afterwards in the pics thread you've been talking with Gordana abt the fact he was commentating Ljubo's matches :cool: Hope you cro ppl had a great time hearing him ;) - for want of watching him play :awww:

and he said that tomorrow he's going back to croatia, then in monte carlo where there will be ivan, bjorkman, johansson and many others, too, and then 26.12. in australia because of the hopman cup he's playing with his sister.
Okies, thanks for giving the schedule :wavey:

Jadranka
11-17-2006, 05:51 PM
i'm so proud on our Croat :)

lovemario
11-18-2006, 10:07 PM
If ever I had the right to say sth abt that, I'd say I'm satisfied with this rankings :p :rolls: Anyway, I just wish him to keep it up in the next years and even improve - and I agree with you, not only in the rankings... :angel:

Oh really ? :p And how is he gonna keep the good rankings unless he achieves great results :lol: so it's good in both cases. I also believe the most important is to keep improving his game, which he did a lot this year; movement, baseline play, self-belief…it'd be good to improve that forehand some more, and of course, to cut down UE :rolleyes: I think he's on a good way :angel:

vero
11-20-2006, 11:26 PM
Oh really ? :p And how is he gonna keep the good rankings unless he achieves great results :lol: so it's good in both cases.
Yeps, that's obvious, but still good to say, both things are closely linked :lol:


I also believe the most important is to keep improving his game, which he did a lot this year; movement, baseline play, self-belief…it'd be good to improve that forehand some more, and of course, to cut down UE :rolleyes: I think he's on a good way :angel:
Well, I think that maybe UE are more or less part of his game, I mean, his attacking, risky game doesn't help to cut them down - of course it'd be even better if he manages to improve this part as well :angel:

lovemario
11-21-2006, 10:33 PM
Yes, of course, but I meant those easier ones, when he misses sth really stupid and you stay...pufff! But I know it's easy to say it from here, it's a bit harder to take your ass on the court and play amazing shots :lol:

And I hope he'll come back to playing at least a bit more of serve&volley, he's staying behind almost all the time now, I obviously preferred the old way :awww: I don't know, I guess he's doing what he thinks is the best :shrug:

vero
11-23-2006, 03:13 PM
Yes, of course, but I meant those easier ones, when he misses sth really stupid and you stay...pufff! But I know it's easy to say it from here, it's a bit harder to take your ass on the court and play amazing shots :lol:
Oh I see, the ones where you tell yourself "Omg :eek: , how can he miss that one???" :lol: But I agree, it's easier to say it comfortably settled down in the sofa, in front of the tv set :p ... when I see all the silly errors I make when I try to play... :o :rolleyes:


And I hope he'll come back to playing at least a bit more of serve&volley, he's staying behind almost all the time now, I obviously preferred the old way :awww: I don't know, I guess he's doing what he thinks is the best :shrug:
Yep, he may want to show everyone his improvement on the baseline game and movement :lol: Seriously, it's probably a bit less risky and maybe the fact some surfaces are less fast than they used to be doesn't help :shrug:

chabela
11-24-2006, 11:08 PM
And I hope he'll come back to playing at least a bit more of serve&volley, he's staying behind almost all the time now, I obviously preferred the old way I don't know, I guess he's doing what he thinks is the best



Yep, he may want to show everyone his improvement on the baseline game and movement :lol: Seriously, it's probably a bit less risky and maybe the fact some surfaces are less fast than they used to be doesn't help :shrug:

When I watched Mario playing on the baseline on clay, I was happy because he has improved a lot on this surface, but when the fast season arrived and he followed playing on the baseline, I asked myself where my Mario was. What about his incredibles volleys?. I missed his serve&volley way of play. I hope he return to be an attack player. I think on hard source he is neither one thing nor the other. I suppose he is looking for his style.


:wavey:

lovemario
11-26-2006, 09:58 PM
But I agree, it's easier to say it comfortably settled down in the sofa, in front of the tv set :p ...

I don't know abt you but I seldom sit comfortably when I watch Mario, James or Marat, especially :aplot:


when I see all the silly errors I make when I try to play...:o :rolleyes:

:lol: exactly...I don't play, I try to play :o

Seriously, it's probably a bit less risky and maybe the fact some surfaces are less fast than they used to be doesn't help :shrug:

Try all surfaces!! :mad: It's unbeliveable what they're doing! And I've recently heard that ATP demanded for Zagreb Indoors to put slower surface, too :ras: Are they trying to make us all fall asleep during matches from all the rallying :lol: :rolleyes:

When I watched Mario playing on the baseline on clay, I was happy because he has improved a lot on this surface, but when the fast season arrived and he followed playing on the baseline, I asked myself where my Mario was. What about his incredibles volleys?. I missed his serve&volley way of play. I hope he return to be an attack player. I think on hard source he is neither one thing nor the other. I suppose he is looking for his style.

:lol: but, I agree cause I noticed the same. I was really (pleasantly) surpised how good he was able to play from the baseline (during Hamburg and RG) and cope with them long-rallies players, he, with his clumsy movement, the improvement was obvious. But then on hard...he seemed to have more trouble than on clay! WTF :confused:

It's not that he's still looking for his style, he's just aware that you can't play serve&volley all the time now cause there are simply too many good players with good passing shots and it's too risky. He decided to come in less, but now I think he's gone a bit too far, staying behind most times...rallying...rallying..and then gets tired from running around..sends the ball out, unless he does sth, like attack.

I wonder what he's gonna do next year :eek:

vero
11-27-2006, 10:47 PM
I don't know abt you but I seldom sit comfortably when I watch Mario, James or Marat, especially :aplot:
http://yelims3.free.fr/Hein/Hein25.gif Oh yeps, forgot this little detail! :rolls: That's probably coz when I'm not alone when watching them, I always try to appear nearly "normal" - that is to say calm and relaxed, just a bit more concerned, coz it's one of my guy who plays - so that ppl around (esp my parents) don't think I'm completely :cuckoo:, which probably doesn't work anyways :aplot: rolls:


:lol: exactly...I don't play, I try to play :o
Well, I think that's more correct :rolleyes: :lol:


Try all surfaces!! :mad: It's unbeliveable what they're doing! And I've recently heard that ATP demanded for Zagreb Indoors to put slower surface, too :ras: Are they trying to make us all fall asleep during matches from all the rallying :lol: :rolleyes:
:eek: Really? :rolleyes: :ras:


I wonder what he's gonna do next year :eek:
Well, I won't really care if his tactic pays off, whatever his style :p Maybe he could mix up a bit more... but it's probably not easy to do :angel: So let's wait and see him win... ermm, play :p

lovemario
12-01-2006, 01:44 AM
http://yelims3.free.fr/Hein/Hein25.gif Oh yeps, forgot this little detail! :rolls: That's probably coz when I'm not alone when watching them, I always try to appear nearly "normal" - that is to say calm and relaxed, just a bit more concerned, coz it's one of my guy who plays - so that ppl around (esp my parents) don't think I'm completely :cuckoo:, which probably doesn't work anyways :aplot: rolls:
:lol: Yeah, I know what you mean. Although I prefer to watch it on my own (to be able to get it all out of my system when I want to, I told you that :lol: ), sometimes when parents are around, usually DC matches, we all go uuu..ooo..ouch...yay and stuff like that, but they do seem 'surprised' (don't know if that's the right word) when I get a bit too excited, or my sister, who has the rep of being calmer than me. all in all :o :angel:

:eek: Really? :rolleyes: :ras:

yes, I don't know if it was a suggestion or a demand, it's not confirmed :rolleyes:

Well, I won't really care if his tactic pays off, whatever his style :p Maybe he could mix up a bit more... but it's probably not easy to do :angel: So let's wait and see him win... ermm, play :p

I guess :cool:

vero
12-04-2006, 05:41 PM
:lol: Yeah, I know what you mean. Although I prefer to watch it on my own (to be able to get it all out of my system when I want to, I told you that :lol: ), sometimes when parents are around, usually DC matches, we all go uuu..ooo..ouch...yay and stuff like that, but they do seem 'surprised' (don't know if that's the right word) when I get a bit too excited, or my sister, who has the rep of being calmer than me. all in all :o :angel:
:lol: I see perfectly - almost have the image in my mind!! :p


yes, I don't know if it was a suggestion or a demand, it's not confirmed :rolleyes:
Oh, okies..