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Swiss Mister
02-09-2004, 05:06 AM
:wavey:

The best player in the world is by far, Julian Knowle. Not that he is very good at tennis, but he looks just like a pirate! The black beard and bandana are quite villianous. YYYYYYYYAAAAARRRRRRRRGH!

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Kristen
02-25-2004, 03:03 PM
LMFAO!!!
Welcome Swiss Mister! That's so true...about the pirate thing...and after todays performance... I guess his tennis can be a bit disappointing sometimes! I'm a big Jurgen fan myself... not to mention the wheelchair tennis austrians ;)

Kristen

Kristen
04-05-2004, 03:42 PM
Some photos of Jurgen, in honour of his ass-kicking performances recently :worship:

tennis4eva
04-16-2004, 08:20 PM
Great pics!!:D Jurgen is just so adorable! I saw him in person at Davis Cup a few months ago. He looked even better than in these pics, if thats possible lol!
So Gooooo Jurgen!!! :clap2: I'm hoping that he has some good results on the clay :cool: So far he has done great in Houston!

Kristen
04-19-2004, 04:00 PM
I agree! He does look lovely in person. He looks a bit weird in some of his photos! Did you notice his hair? Its great! lol... I'm so proud of his performance against Roddick in Houston! Losing 5-7, 6-7 or something like that!

tennis4eva
04-23-2004, 03:45 PM
Yeah his hair is very cute lol. I have to say that I was cheering for him to beat Andy in Houston. Even though I am a die hard Roddick fan, I wanted to see Jurgen win. :D For some reason I love this guy! :crazy:

Kristen
04-24-2004, 03:41 AM
Yeah his hair is very cute lol. I have to say that I was cheering for him to beat Andy in Houston. Even though I am a die hard Roddick fan, I wanted to see Jurgen win. :D For some reason I love this guy! :crazy:

Understandable! I go through the same thing with Alexander Popp (eg. vs Joachim Johansson!). Nice to see Haas winning again :)

tennis4eva
04-24-2004, 03:04 PM
:D Wow! That pic is so great! thanks :worship:

Kristen
04-25-2004, 04:47 AM
Hehe... he's a cutie!
Here are a couple I took in Melbourne this year, when he partnered Nenad Zimonjic. Sorry they're so big!

tennis4eva
04-26-2004, 02:01 PM
OMG he looks sweet with sunscreen on his nose lol. :D Thanks for the great pics!!

melx
04-26-2004, 10:49 PM
Jurgen Melzer! :)
:worship:

good pics, thanks!

Kristen
05-13-2004, 03:43 PM
Kom igen Jurgen!
6-4, 6-4 over Marat Safin - Hamburg :worship: :worship:
Some photos from Getty:

Kristen.

tennis4eva
05-13-2004, 05:46 PM
awww I'm so happy for Jurgen! I've been waiting for a big win like this! :worship:
:woohoo: Woohooo for my Austrian prince! Kick some butt in the next round!

:) Thx for the great pics btw!

Kristen
05-15-2004, 07:55 AM
I found another one! On the Hamburg site.
Taken after his Safin match.

He's just lost to Hewitt, 4-6, 3-6... but its not so bad. He got to the quarterfinals, and played very well :)

tennis4eva
05-16-2004, 08:45 PM
Yeah, he played great! He is in the top 50 now! :worship:
He will play in St Pölten, Austria this week, so he will have a home court advantage! :D He drew Greg Rusedski in the first round. On clay i think that he can win without alot of trouble. :p

Good Luck Jurgen!

Ohh and another thing, he was so sweet when i read an interview after his match against Safin. He said "I just love all these questions" :bowdown:
Now how cute is that? ;)

Kristen
05-18-2004, 03:24 PM
Here's that press conference you mentioned :) :
Press Conference with JÜRGEN MELZER
Melzer – Safin 6:4, 6:4
Q: Congratulations.Was that the most important victory of your career?
MELZER: I love these questions. Yes, of course, if you make it until the quarter finals you have to beat a couple of quite good players. And looking at how I played today and how I played during the first two rounds one could say that this is the tournament of my career. But then winning in five sets at the Davis Cup at home, you can also say it's the tournament of my career. It's difficult to say. It's always nicer to play at home.

Q: Did you believe yourself that you could beat Safin today?
MELZER: If I hadn't believed it I wouldn't have won. I knew from the
start that it wouldn't be easy. That's how it was in the first set,
but I played 2, 3 good points and won. In the second set it was a
real fight again. I just tried to stay in the match and not let him
dominate the game. If he can dominate the match he is even better. I
tried to avoid that and it worked well.

Q: The rebreak to 2:2 was...
MELZER: That was really important. I think he thought for a little while that he could get me, and then he made two easy mistakes and I broke back. Otherwise it might have been difficult, and if we would have gone into the third set, you never know what happens. I'm very happy that I won.

Q: Did you get a bit nervous at 5:4?
MELZER: Yes, of course, there were two or three stupid points, that happens when you are nervous. But everybody is nervous as you can see. Maybe Roger isn't, but the rest definitely is, so why shouldn't I be nervous as well. But it's okay if you just continue playing.
=============================================

He just beat Rusedski :) 6-2, 76
I'm being more and more impressed with jurgen... I'm contemplating listing him as my #4 guy ;)

tennis4eva
05-18-2004, 06:18 PM
Thanks for posting that interview! He must have been so happy after a win like that! I am so pleased with his rusults lately. He has quickly become my number one favorite! lol He's great! I have a feeling that he's going to have alot more big wins this year!


btw I really like your avatar!

Neely
05-18-2004, 08:34 PM
all four Austrians of the maindraw made the 2nd round! :)

Kristen
05-19-2004, 11:42 AM
I have a feeling that he's going to have alot more big wins this year!

btw I really like your avatar!

hehe, thanks! I wanted to use a picture that really showed what a character Jonas is :)

And I agree. Jurgen's capable of so much; I hope we get to see a lot more from him in future! (Unless he plays Jonas! ;) )

Kristen
05-19-2004, 01:51 PM
Jurgen wins again!
6-3, 7-5 over Igor Andreev :worship:

tennis4eva
05-19-2004, 02:41 PM
:banana: Woohooo! Another well played match for Jurgen!

:p It would be nice for the Austrian crowd if he gets to play Julian Knowle in the next round. :) It would be amazing if Jurgen won his first title lol ;)

As for Jonas.... :angel: What a sweetheart he is!

melx
05-19-2004, 09:09 PM
Melzer! :clap2: :clap2:

Kristen
05-20-2004, 05:09 AM
:banana: Woohooo! Another well played match for Jurgen!

:p It would be nice for the Austrian crowd if he gets to play Julian Knowle in the next round. :)


LOL The poor Austrians! That'd be like me having to watch Jonas versus Thomas Johansson again :)

I better get on my way to work!
Seeya!

misyou25
05-20-2004, 11:20 AM
rochus will kick his ass...

tennis4eva
05-20-2004, 06:52 PM
:worship: OMG Jurgen won! He came back from a set down!
4-6 7-6 6-2 :woohoo:
He will play Malisse next, another tough opponent. Go Jurgen!

Neely
05-21-2004, 03:36 AM
..
http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2004/st.polten_thursday.asp
INTERNATIONALER RAIFFEISEN GRAND PRIX
St. Poelten, Austria
May 20, 2004
Melzer Keeps Austrian Hopes Alive


Austrian Jurgen Melzer rallied from a 4-6, 2-4 deficit against Olivier Rochus to defeat the Belgian No. 2,4-6, 7-6(5), 6-2 and advance to his fourth career ATP semifinal, the first of the year. Melzer now faces qualifier and another Belgian, Xavier Malisse, who defeated Austrian qualifier Daniel Koellerer 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

In the top half of the draw, No. 6 seed David Sanchez of Spain reached his second ATP semifinal of the season with a 3-6, 6-1 retired victory over No. 3 and last year’s finalist Nikolay Davydenko. The Russian retired due to a chest muscle injury.

Sanchez will play No. 8 seed Filippo Volandri, who defeated Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-4, 6-3. The No. 1 Italian is playing in his first ATP semifinal of the season.

WHAT THE PLAYERS SAID
Melzer: “I served very well, especially in the tie-break. I played a great tie-break. I'm really happy that I won and it's great to be in the semifinals at home. The crowd and the atmosphere here is amazing.”

On playing Malisse next: “He has a very strong serve and forehand. I watched his match today against Koellerer and know that he can play even better. It should be an interesting match.”

Malisse: “I started out very well in the first set, but then started to make more mistakes with my backhand. I was hitting it short and then hitting it out when I tried to play long. I had to battle to win. I'm just happy to get through and be able to play another match tomorrow.”

On playing Melzer next: “I think it will be very close. Against Jurgen I will have the whole crowd against me.”

Rochus: “I led 6-4, 4-2 so it's disappointing. I missed an important forehand in the tie-break and that swung the match his way. I had my chances and then he started serving better and better. It was harder to break him from then and I didn't serve very well.”

“He started with a lot of errors and then eventually the match turned and the crowd got behind him. I know I can play better and there are lots of things I can improve so that's encourageing.”

Volandri: “I’m feeling good, confident and strong physically too. The match today wasn't as tough as against Sluiter but I still had to be focused and concentrated. Tomorrow will be the hardest match of the week for me I think. Sanchez has been practicing very well and Davydenko has won a lot of matches recently so it will be tough.”

FRIDAY PREVIEW

Three of the semifinalists are the No. 1 player from their respective country as No. 1 Austrian Jurgen Melzer takes on qualifier and No. 1 Belgian Xavier Malisse for the first time while David Sanchez, the No. 6 seed, plays No. 1 Italian Filippo Volandri, the No. 8 seed.
Sanchez, a semifinalist in St. Poelten last year, is the only player left to win an ATP title, having captured crowns in Vina del Mar and Bucharest last year.

Melzer is trying to become the first Austrian to win the title in St. Poelten since former No. 1 Thomas Muster in 1995. Markus Hipfl was the last Austrian to reach the final three years ago. Melzer is also looking to reach his second career ATP final. He was a finalist in Newport (l. to Ginepri) last July. Malisse is 0-4 in his career in ATP finals, reaching his last title match in Atlanta (l. to Roddick) three years ago.

In the second semifinal, Volandri attempts to reach his second career ATP final after a runner-up effort in Umag last July. The Italian won the previous meeting against Sanchez last summer when the Spaniard retired at 0-6, 0-3 in the first round of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart.

Neely
05-21-2004, 03:37 AM
hey, what do you think?
should we create an own cheering thread for Jürgen Melzer?
I think he has deserved a thread it so far with great results this year and another good performance to reach the semifinal in St. Pölten? ... and there are also quite a few supporters for him in here! :)

Kristen
05-21-2004, 07:05 AM
rochus will kick his ass...

Tsk... I like Oli, I really do. But I prefer Jurgen just a little more ;) so I'm very happy for him!

Neely, I think a Jurgen thread could be quite successful!

Now for something Austrian:::
Great Britain's Davis Cup clash with Austria in September will take place on clay.

As expected, Austrian team captain Thomas Muster elected to play the World Group play-off on the red dirt in a bid to combat British stars Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski who both prefer a slicker surface.

The match will take place in Portschach on Spetember 24-26.
The winners will progress to next year's elite World Group.

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 07:12 AM
Muster should come out of retirement and play the second singles he could beat Rusedski on clay.

Dirk
05-21-2004, 07:40 AM
Muster is looking like a god. Muster should just comeback to the ATP. I would like to see him give Gilbert that long over due knuckle sandwich. I went to gettimages.com and looked at Muster winning RG. God he was so happy. :)

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 08:07 AM
I would pay money to see Muster flatten Gilbert it would be quality.

Hopefully with him as captain that the Austrian players can look to him as guidance and he paved the way, as Austria wasn't known for successful tennis players, but with his achievements Melzer can get some confidence from it.

Dirk
05-21-2004, 08:11 AM
Pavel is still with it. He is Austrian right? Muster I think he will win more Delta titles. I would love to see a Delta event. Too bad none are played here in the US. George why was Muster able to play a lot on clay and not hardcourt after his leg injury? Specifically what was it about the clay that didn't hurt his movement as much as the hardcourts.

Kristen
05-21-2004, 08:14 AM
Pavel is Romanian... I think? ;)

Dirk
05-21-2004, 08:15 AM
Oh yeah. Well its down to Melzer. :lol:

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 08:18 AM
Pavel is Romanian. Well think about it Muster's leg is shorter than the other one, that places too much pressure on his knees on a harder surface, which later stuffed up his hip and that is why he could only play certain tournaments.

Dirk
05-21-2004, 08:21 AM
Damn well at least he won Miami. Hey is he really going to play DC? I think he could beat Tim, but he might have to stand closer to the line to take the return earlier. I would love to see him pound Tim. Is this going to be on clay in Austria?

FryslanBoppe
05-21-2004, 08:23 AM
Yes, the tie is on clay in Austria and GWH said that he should come out of retirement and play second singles in DC, but he won't.

Dirk
05-21-2004, 08:24 AM
Shit why not??????? :bigcry: This guy is so fucking fit. I saw him with his shirt off in Tennis Life. This guy can do it. :yeah: Rosset is both captain and player at times so why not Muster? :shrug:

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 08:27 AM
Rosset isn't playing any more ties and neither will Muster. The game has changed too much now and he has been out for too long, so we will not see him on the main tour playing.

Dirk
05-21-2004, 08:40 AM
Rosset can still play doubles and he should especially on clay. Muster I would love to see play. Here are some wonder pics from Muster in 95. Man he sures loves to wear his warm up jacket for trophy presentations. I love the last picture his reaction after finally winning RG.

Neely
05-21-2004, 08:41 AM
Damn well at least he won Miami. Hey is he really going to play DC? I think he could beat Tim, but he might have to stand closer to the line to take the return earlier. I would love to see him pound Tim. Is this going to be on clay in Austria?
Dirk, did I miss a joke or an ironic note here? :confused:

in case I didn't I just want to tell you that Muster could probably not win anything against a player like Tim or Greg.
Muster got ripped by Becker in straight sets 6-4 6-2 or something like that some weeks ago in an exhibtion. If he can't even keep it close against another retired player, I think there is no chance for him to win against an active player like Henman or Rusedski.

as George said, Muster has been out too long

Action Jackson
05-21-2004, 08:43 AM
I mean I am a big Muster fan, and yes he was an absolute prick on the court, one of the biggest, but there is no way he could play, though Rusedski is so bad on clay I think if Muster trained like he did in the old days with about 2 months practice, he could beat Greg.

Dirk
05-21-2004, 08:47 AM
Oh well. :rolleyes: So much for my grand delusions. Thanks guys.

FryslanBoppe
05-21-2004, 08:51 AM
Dreams are free Dirk, he won Roland Garros and had great fights with the guy on my avatar, but his time has passed.

Kristen
05-22-2004, 03:39 AM
Just wanted to wish Jurgen a happy birthday! (Its May 22 in Australia now)
Now that he finally lost a match, he can go celebrate :angel:
:drink: :aparty: :bdaycake:

Kristen
05-22-2004, 03:45 AM
HOME FAVOURITE MELZER GOES OUT

Austrian Jurgen Melzer's hopes were dashed Friday when he squandered a one-set lead against Belgian Xavier Malisse in the semi-finals of the International Raiffeisen Grand Prix.

Melzer, the top-ranked Austrian who has climbed to a career-high 55th in the world, allowed Malisse to rally for a 3-6 6-3 6-3 victory. He was trying to become the first Austrian to win this title since Thomas Muster in 1995 and the first to appear in the final since Markus Hipfl three years ago.

Serving at 40-0 in the seventh game of the third set, Melzer lost the next five points to concede the break. He lost his serve again in the ninth game to end the match.

"First set I couldn't do much, he was playing really well and everything was working - his forehand, backhand and drop shots," Malisse said.

"Second set, I got more aggressive and he started making more mistakes. I served very well, the third set was close."

Malisse moved into his fifth career final - his first since April 29, 2001 in Atlanta - but still is seeking his first victory. This is the second time he has reached a final as a qualifier (1998 Mexico City).

"It's been a while since I've been in the finals," he said.

"I came here to play two, three matches and it will be my seventh (Saturday). I feel good and everything is running well."

Eighth-seeded Italian Filippo Volandri ousted sixth seed David Sanchez of Spain 6-1 4-6 6-4 in a rain-interrupted match. He has won both career meetings with Sanchez.

"I started very well, winning 6-1," Volandri said. "Maybe I relaxed too much and he put me under a lot of pressure in the second. The third set was an unbelievable fight."

The 22-year-old Volandri was runner-up to Carlos Moya at Umag last year in his only prior final. He is hoping to become the first Italian since Davide Sanguinetti in 2002 at Delray Beach to claim an ATP title.

tennis4eva
05-24-2004, 02:32 PM
awww its too bad that he lost, it was such a close match!
:) But he had an amazing two weeks! His ranking is going up fast! I just hope that he can keep up his awsome playing this week at Roland Garros...it looks like a tough draw, Hewitt in the second round.

:banana: Happy Birthday Jurgen!

Neely
06-14-2004, 08:14 PM
Melzer sure to play Olympic tennis tournament :banana: :banana: :D

Way to go, Jürgen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Melzer fix bei Olympia, Schett/Wartusch hoffen
Nur Deutsch-Wagramer im Einzel direkt für Athen qualifiziert

Wien - Österreichs momentan bester Tennisspieler, Jürgen Melzer, ist im Einzel fix für die Olympischen Spiele im August in Athen qualifiziert. Der Deutsch Wagramer ist 42. des Entry-Rankings, 48 Herren und Damen der bereinigten Liste (maximal vier Spieler pro Nation) sicherten sich am Stichtag 14. Juni direkt das Ticket für Athen. Barbara Schett verpasste als 85. den Cut deutlich und muss auf die Doppel-Qualifikation mit Patricia Wartusch oder eine Wild Card für den Einzelbewerb hoffen.

Der Österreichische Tennisverband hat dem Österreichischen Olympischen Komitee (ÖOC) Melzer, Stefan Koubek, Schett sowie das Doppel Schett/Patricia Wartusch für Olympia vorgeschlagen, diese Spieler kann der Internationale Tennisverband (ITF) nun bei der Vergabe von Fixplätzen und in späterer Folge bei Wild Cards berücksichtigen.

Die ITF vergibt zusätzlich für beide Einzelbewerbe (64-er-Raster) je 14 Wild Cards, die nach Ranking und/oder für schwächere Nationen bereitgestellt werden, sowie je zwei weitere Freikarten, die in Spezialgremien vergeben werden. Im Doppel gibt es 24 Direkt-Qualifikationen (Paare) sowie acht Wild Cards, also insgesamt 32 Teams (maximal zwei pro Nation).

Im Doppelranking liegt Schett an 42. Stelle (ebenso wie Julian Knowle, der aber nicht vorgeschlagen wurde), doch ob diese Platzierung für einen Fixplatz reicht, ist fraglich. Derzeit ist nicht bekannt, wen die anderen Nationalen Olympischen Komitees (NOK) nominiert haben. Geht sich eine Sofort-Qualifikation nicht aus, besteht noch die Möglichkeit, ein Wild Card zu bekommen. In diesem Fall müsste aber auch das ÖOC mitspielen.

Die nächsten Deadlines: Am 17. Juni informiert die ITF die NOK's und nationalen Verbände über Direkt-Qualifikationen, am 28. Juni müssen die NOK's die Teilnahme der Spieler/Spielerinnen am olympischen Bewerb sowie die Anträge von Wild Cards bestätigen. Am 5. Juli folgt dann von Seiten der ITF die Bestätigung der Wild Cards.(APA)

:D :D :D :D :D :D :yeah:

melx
06-16-2004, 11:12 PM
thanks for the info, Neely!
:hug: Jurgen :hug:

melx
06-20-2004, 10:04 PM
Good luck against Hewitt, Jurgen!!!!

:worship: Melzer :worship: :worship:

Neely
07-05-2004, 12:37 AM
gooooooooooooooooooooooo Melzer in Newport against Hernych!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

:clap2: :clap2: :clap2: Jürgen!! :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:

Neely
07-06-2004, 12:26 AM
some pics of Jürgen... :) :D


:clap2: :clap2: AUF GEHT'S, JÜRGEN!!!!!!! :clap2: :clap2:

Kristen
07-06-2004, 07:42 AM
:eek: WHOA! Neely... sensory overload... and I'm loving it ;)
Thanks for posting all those pictures! :wavey:

Neely
07-06-2004, 07:39 PM
@Bjorkman_Girl
glad that you liked them, you're always welcome :)

___________________________________


:worship: :bounce: Jürgen OUTGUNS Jan Hernych in a hurry 6-2 6-4 :worship: :bounce:

first win since long time for him!! :yeah:

let's go on, Jürgen! :bigclap: ... there are not many ATP grass tournaments with no Roddick, no Federer, no Clément, no Grosjean, no Bjorkman, no J. and T. Johansson and without all the good grasscourt players in the draw :fiery:

melx
07-07-2004, 01:27 AM
well done!!! :woohoo: :bigclap: :D

win the next round again! :yeah:

Neely
07-09-2004, 01:19 AM
:cool: JÜRGEN MELZER AGAIN LOSES NO TIME and OUTGUNS!!!!!! Mahut in a HURRY 6-3 6-1 :woohoo:

Go on, COME ON!!!!!!!!! :fiery:
win this whole motherdarner now!!! :bigclap: :bigclap:
(or Popp :angel: )

melx
07-09-2004, 01:02 PM
~~~~ GOOD LUCK AGAINST Saulnier, Jurgen!!!! :worship: :) :) ~~~~

you can win this match!!! :yeah:

Neely
07-09-2004, 08:37 PM
noooooooooo, Jürgen's dream ended :sad: :sad:

he lost to Saulnier 1-6 5-7 :sad: :banghead:

unfortunately, he is not yet on the top of his game as he was between the Boca Raton challenger and St. Pölten :rolleyes:

good luck next time, Jürgen! :bigclap:

Action Jackson
07-09-2004, 08:38 PM
Muster and Skoff the best ever Austrians.

Neely
07-10-2004, 03:14 PM
yes, they were both great player and I liked both of them to see playing; I watched many matches of these two on Austrian TV when I was still a little kid.

And especially I liked all these matches as Muster and Skoff got ripped by Becker and Stich ;) *evilgrin* :devil:

Action Jackson
07-10-2004, 03:24 PM
yes, they were both great player and I liked both of them to see playing; I watched many matches of these two on Austrian TV when I was still a little kid.

And especially I liked all these matches as Muster and Skoff got ripped by Becker and Stich ;) *evilgrin* :devil:

You liked Skoff are you kidding? I find it hard to believe.

Well, it's funny how you forgot to mention the 1995 Monte Carlo final, just remember who won that and it wasn't Becker or the Davis Cup match where Muster beat Stich, then again Skoff never had a backhand and couldn't finish off Muster's work

Neely
07-10-2004, 05:05 PM
no, actually no kidding. Maybe I should have pointed out more precisly that I liked both more because of their game, matches and achievements and not character-wise or because of any other attributes.

That must have to do with the fact that I'm a German who has no problem with Austria at all (the opposite: I love this country and attend university there) and that I could follow many matches on Austrian TV as there was plenty of tennis televised in the prime time of Muster and Skoff (maybe even Schaller deserves a mention there), almost every tournament were Muster/Skoff were in was broadcasted from the Quarterfinal on or even earlier.


Well, it's funny how you forgot to mention the 1995 Monte Carlo final, just remember who won that and it wasn't Becker or the Davis Cup match where Muster beat Stich, then again Skoff never had a backhand and couldn't finish off Muster's work
:lol: :angel:
yes, it wasn't only Stich and Becker who won, also some big matches went to Muster opponents and it was a good thing because it's not like that, that I wouldn't grant any success for Austria, too.

BTW, speaking of Skoff... this guy also had some nice results in Bastad (in reference to the current week)

Action Jackson
07-10-2004, 05:14 PM
Actually I liked Skoff, but it takes a unique kind of person to like Horsti. You know he has actually lost all that fat, and is playing League tennis in Austria again. I don't think he is married to Ulla any more, he was with a former Miss World. Yes, I know he did well in Båstad as well.

Schaller and Antonitsch were always behind the other two. Schaller the man who beat Sampras and had that strange forehand, but he made the most of what he had.

Skoff didn't make too many finals, he was too busy drinking and partying. Though he did win 4 tournaments and his Muster battles were great stuff, you could feel the love there.

melx
07-11-2004, 10:03 PM
Muster was great player, I never saw him own eyes playing as this is too long ago and I was young too at this stage, but he must have been a great claycourt player.

Neely
07-11-2004, 10:54 PM
yes, sure he was. He had incredible runs on clay and won a Grand Slam and won so many other tournaments. He even runs highly positive records on hardcourt, but except two, three, four Grand Slams he mostly failed to deliver continously at Grand Slams.

I mean, just look at his ATP profile and compare Stich to Muster. Muster has won 44 titles, to just 18 compared to Stich's. But still Stich is even to Muster in prize money despite playing just about the half amount of matches in his career.

Yes, Muster had his accident and everything, managed to achieve an amazing comeback recovering from that, but the numbers stand. Stich won some big things also. So did Becker his whole career (except on clay).

Stich was a very good player, but too lazy and not enough determined, he couldn't comeback once he was in a hole.

Also both, Stich and Becker hold career edges over Muster and Skoff, with the majority of all matches not played on grass or indoor, not it was on clay! So the excuse "Muster and Skoff have career losing records to Stich and Becker because they met mainly on surfaces that favored the Germans" is not valid.

But as George mentioned above, Muster got a clay TMS title against Becker who blew a lead and Becker is still talking about that. Also Muster fought off a tough five-set win against Stich in Davis Cup.

melx, to understand Austrian tennis, also let me say that Skoff and Muster were enemies, they always were and they still are (Muster being asked whether he knows where Skoff is (because he was missing at the Germany/Austria exhibition matches: "I don't know where he is, if it's like that he can't get away from his farm, if he is too fat or if he is practising like a wild animal"). That was not really productive for the Austrian Davis Cup team these days, but still they had a very competitive team almost all the time. Skoff had the USA on the brink of defeat in his match against Chang, then the match got suspended and the other day Chang won the 5th set.
Also Skoff is not too amused about the current Austrian Davis Cup captain and the same is true vice-versa. So there's a lot of movement and action around "Horsti" :lol:
(Skoff had a car accident in November 2001, almost forget that).

BTW, nowadays Muster still gets outgunned without having a chance by Becker on indoor hard (they played an exhibition in April in Vienna) and Muster still wins against Becker on clay (rematch in Hamburg). So the old rules are still true. Same is true that Stich can get the better of Becker on grass (Stich won an exhibition match in Halle).


The 90s were great times, especially in sports. I will never forget what happened in all these years when I was raised, not just in tennis, in much more terms...

Neely
07-20-2004, 07:04 PM
good luck against Vassallo Arguello, Jürgen!!! :bounce: :bounce:

;) :yeah:

Neely
07-21-2004, 04:15 PM
OMG, is Jürgen currently in bad shape... he exists against Vassallo-Arguello in his own country :sad: :sad:

4-6 2-6

Jürgen :sad: :bigcry: :banghead:

melx
07-22-2004, 01:36 AM
oh noooooooooo, Jurgen! :rolleyes: :sad: :rolleyes:

Neely
07-28-2004, 06:18 PM
yes!!! :clap2:
long time we have been waiting for a great result from Jürgen because he was struggling badly the last weeks, but finally he got one!

:banana: :banana: Jürgen Melzer def. Dominik Hrbaty 4-6 7-5 7-6(3) :banana: :banana:

that was a tough match with lots of breaks... Jürgen was already down by a break in the third set, he broke back, broke again and was even serving for the match at *5-4, but got again broken back by Hrbaty.

Finally Jürgen had the better luck in the tiebreak and came through :D

well done, Jürgen! :clap2: :clap2:

Kristen
07-29-2004, 07:51 AM
Thank goodness! I'm feeling pretty good about this win. I don't mind Dominik, but he's scored a couple of tournaments already, and I think that's enough for the moment ;)

Great to see Jurgen win again :wavey:

Gonzo Hates Me!
07-29-2004, 08:20 PM
I saw Jurgen's defeat over Agassi today. I am glad he won b/c not only did he rid us of Agassi, but he scares me when he is losing 'cause he can get real mad in some matches, and I didnt want to see that again, :lol:! Now he faces Gonzo, :eek:, but I can say it wouldnt kill me if Gonzo lost to him 'cause Jurgen is just so damn adorable! And again, I dont want to see him angry, ever, again

Kristen
07-30-2004, 03:20 AM
6-3, 6-3 over Agassi! Yeah! I'll try to get an article or something. Woohoo he won me $108 on v-betting! I almost feel bad for the ones that put 400/500 on AA to win! ;)

Kristen
07-30-2004, 03:33 AM
From tennisweek.com :D :worship: :wavey:

In the ongoing global game of tennis where there's always another match to be played, another practice session at stake and more ranking points to pursue, many players are too preoccupied to realize the most meaningful moments of their careers while they're happening. Today, Jurgen Melzer's lifetime commitment to tennis culminated with the best tennis of his life.

Playing astute, all-court tennis the 23-year-old Melzer stunned 10th-seeded Andre Agassi, 6-3, 6-3 to advance to the third round of the Tennis Masters Series-Canada.

The match lasted one hour; the memory will last a lifetime.

"This is the tennis of my life and the best day of my life," a smiling Melzer said after the stirring victory.

The match was a showcase for Melzer's shot making skill. The left-handed Austrian set the tone from the outset boldly delving down the lines off both sides and forcing Agassi forward to chase down deft drop shots. Refusing to allow Agassi to establish a rhythm or engage him in extensive exchanges, Melzer imposed his tempo on the match and often went for winners within the first strokes of the rally.

The 61st-ranked Austrian reaped the rewards of his high-risk approach, hitting 28 winners compared to 10 for Agassi.

"If you play with Agassi from the baseline, you're going to lose," Melzer said. "I went for shots down the line and he doesn't like that too much. Normally, you miss more than that, but I was making the shots today."

In contrast, Agassi looked out of sorts; his footwork and racquet work out of sync. Typically, Agassi's backhand is his most reliable shot and the stroke that he uses to both break down opponents' ground games and open up the court for his own offensive options. Today, the Agassi backhand frequently flew long.

Staring down at his strings as if questioning the tension of his racquet, Agassi never looked completely comfortable. He fell behind 4-1 in the first set and failed to take advantage of two of his three break-point chances. Melzer maintained his lead and looked confident when he stepped up to serve for the set.

Two errant Agassi backhands bounded beyond the baseline to give the Austrian a 30-0 lead. Melzer's left-handed serve lacks the pure power of other top players, but can be deceptive and difficult to read. He struck an ace down the middle to reach set point then cracked an ace wide in the ad court to seize the first set.

The three-time tournament champion's lack of recent match play — Agassi has played only eight matches in the past four months — was apparent in the second set when Agassi couldn't convert a pair of break-point chances in the fourth game. On the first break point, Melzer hit a strong service winner wide. On the second, Melzer hit a sub 90 mph second serve — the sort of serve an in-form Agassi normally swats aside with all the assurance of a man brushing away a mosquito — but an indecisive Agassi seemed unsure of how to attack the soft second serve and looped a backhand return long. Two points later, Melzer held to forge a 2-2 tie.

Melzer's ability to hit fast, flat strokes down the line over the high part of the net robbed the reaction time from Agassi and forced him to reach for shots on the run. Unlike his opening round victory over Tommy Haas when he moved so well both laterally and forward, Agassi looked slightly slow in covering the running forehand and when Melzer pushed him wide to that side, Agassi sometimes reached with his racquet to wrist forehands back rather than taking the extra steps necessary to get to the spot and hit a shot with authority.

In the seventh game of the second set, Melzer struck backhand winner crosscourt to earn break point then broke serve with a brilliant running forehand pass crosscourt struck from several feet behind the baseline. Pumping his fist in excitement, Melzer trotted to his court-side seat with a 4-3 lead.

Trailing 15-30 in the ensuing game, Melzer got even with his 10th ace and followed with a pair of forehand winners to hold for 5-3.

A running topspin lob looped over Agassi's head gave Melzer match points at 40-15. Agassi saved both, but stuck a stretch forehand into the net to hand Melzer a third match point. Caught out of position Agassi struck a swing forehand volley wide as Melzer completed one of his biggest wins.

The victory raised Melzer's record to 18-17 on the season and while he's been below .500 for stretches of the season, Melzer has a history of playing his best tennis in Masters Series events: he upset Indian Wells finalist Tim Henman, 7-6(3), 2-6, 7-6(4) to reach the third round of Miami and knocked off both Nicolas Massu and Marat Safin to reach the Hamburg quarterfinals.

Kristen
07-30-2004, 03:54 AM
INTERVIEW :kiss:
Q. Jurgen, where does this rank among all the victories in your career?
A. Well, I think it's the best. There is nothing above that, I mean, if you beat Agassi. Well, I think it was probably the last chance, one of the last chances to play him. I was glad that I can play him a second time and to win, it's just big.

Q. How did you feel out there? I mean, it looked like you were moving very easily and really making him look a lot slower.
A. Well, I felt all right. I mean, I came from clay and I didn't like that there, and since I'm here, I really play good tennis. I enjoy being on the court and enjoy moving there. I like the hard courts slow like this is. Well, I moved all right and I stuck to my game plan and I executed it perfectly.

Q. Andre mentioned that you changed things up with your serve a little bit. Was that part of your game plan?
A. Of course you've got to mix it up. If he is there and makes a couple of returns, he gets confident and you don't -- you cannot always -- I mean, he doesn't have a weaker side but where you feel better, you go there and, well, it worked. And it was part of the game plan mixing up the serve.

Q. He also said he found it really fast out there. Did you find that as well and that obviously helped you?
A. The surface?

Q. Yeah.
A. Well, I think it was because of the heat a little bit. This makes it a lot faster out there. Well, I didn't think it was that fast. I mean, it was fast. I hit the ball pretty fast today and he also does. So, that's probably the thing why it was that. I didn't think it was that fast.

Q. It wasn't an easy match obviously but do you expect it to be over a straight set win over Andre Agassi?
A. You got to be pretty cocky to go out there and say it's 6-3, 6-3, and you expect it. No, I didn't. I mean, I was believing in myself. I think if I leave everything out there, I think I have a chance and, well, it worked better than I thought but it's nice sitting here after one hour if you have another match to go.

Q. How do you feel about that other match today, playing two in a day?
A. Well, it's tough if you play three hours one day, and then you got to go another one, it's tough. But today it was 1:10. So, of course, it was mental -- a mental -- it was a tough thing to be out there and play against Agassi, but I think I have to cool down now and I think -- when is it? It's not before 7:30. So, it's some time and it's good that it's not like in two hours so I have a little bit time to rest and I think it should be okay.


From Agassis interview:
Q. Can you expand a little bit on what he did well to bother you today?
A. Well, I didn't get into -- he got a lot of free points off his serve. He mixed his serve up and when I did sort of get a hold of his serve and if I hit it anywhere short, he was really aggressive on his first ball and, you know, we didn't have many rallies out there more than four shots. I was uncomfortable. He was comfortable. When there's no rallies more than four shots, it just -- it just seemed to stay that way. He returned well. He moved well. He did a lot of things well today. He played much better than I did.

Gonzo Hates Me!
07-30-2004, 04:03 AM
And now he defeated Gonzo 6-3 6-3 as well. I'm sad!! This is a sad nite for me. But this is good for him. He's so damn cute!

Kristen
07-30-2004, 04:20 AM
And now he defeated Gonzo 6-3 6-3 as well. I'm sad!! This is a sad nite for me. But this is good for him. He's so damn cute!

Its been a toughh day for Jurgen and yourself. I hope you dont like kiefer as well, because he's going dooowwn! I hope ;) And if Jurgen loses...i'm still happy. Dominik, Andre and Gonzo are some tough guys :eek:

Gonzo Hates Me!
07-30-2004, 04:36 PM
lol, no, I am not too big on Kiefer....

tangerine_dream
07-30-2004, 10:01 PM
I saw Jurgen's defeat over Agassi today. I am glad he won b/c not only did he rid us of Agassi, but he scares me when he is losing 'cause he can get real mad in some matches, and I didnt want to see that again, :lol:! Now he faces Gonzo, :eek:, but I can say it wouldnt kill me if Gonzo lost to him 'cause Jurgen is just so damn adorable! And again, I dont want to see him angry, ever, again

Aww, I like Andre. I am sad that he lost so soon after his win over Haas. :awww: But Andre...I don't know how much he has left in him to play against the younger guys.

But Jurgen's win over Andre yesterday was a great win for him. :bigclap: I saw Jurgen play at the US-Austria Davis Cup in Connecticut earlier this year and I really liked what I saw---not just his looks but he's got great game, too. And I don't mind that he gets mad at himself, it's only human nature; I like the edginess to him. :)

Good luck to Jurgen in his match against Kiwi tonight. I like both players, so I'll root for both but I think Jurgen will have his work cut out for him---Kiwi has turned out to be the new hardcourt king this summer. :eek:

MissPovaFan
07-30-2004, 10:08 PM
Im getting very worried for Britain all the time Melzer is about :eek:

Neely
08-12-2004, 11:32 PM
good to see that Jürgen escaped Hewitt for another time :)

he plays the 1st round against Spadea... good luck, Jürgen! :clap2:

make Austria proud, I hope Austrian television shows some tennis! :rolleyes:

Neely
08-16-2004, 12:20 AM
let's beat Spadea, Jürgen! :yeah: ;) :devil:
do it for Austria!

good luck :hug:

Neely
08-16-2004, 12:14 PM
damn, that loss of Jürgen to Spadea was a real desaster :rolleyes:

Jürgen looked so disappointed in his interview, he said he couldn't find any rhythm at all due the difficult wind condiditons and Spadea was by far the better player with these conditions.

That's really a sad loss for him :rolleyes: :sad:

Neely
08-20-2004, 11:35 PM
I hope we see this gesture soon again :) ;) :clap2:

Kristen
08-22-2004, 05:21 AM
:yeah: Jurgen is playing Joachim Johansson at Long Island (main draw).
Stefan plays Gilles Elseneer in the second round after 'defeating' Thierry Ascione 7-5 after he retired with Gastroenteritis :tape:.

There's a possibility that the two Austrians could play each other in the second round, if Stefan has to play David Ferrer in the first round :eek:!

Kristen
08-22-2004, 05:58 AM
Boris Becker continued his love affair with Austria by scooping his third successive title at the Delta Tour of Champions event in Graz. The German saved 10 break points to defeat local-hero Thomas Muster 6-2, 6-4 in the final, and enter the 2004 Stanford Financial Champions Tour Rankings at No.3. This was Becker’s first appearance on the Delta Tour of Champions this year, but he looked anything but rusty, going through the entire tournament unbeaten.

Neely
08-22-2004, 11:27 PM
:yeah: Jurgen is playing Joachim Johansson at Long Island (main draw).
ohoh, definitely not a good draw for Jürgen :rolleyes: ... PimPim can be very tough and I'm scared of him :scared: :scared:


Boris Becker continued his love affair with Austria by scooping his third successive title at the Delta Tour of Champions event in Graz. The German saved 10 break points to defeat local-hero Thomas Muster 6-2, 6-4 in the final, and enter the 2004 Stanford Financial Champions Tour Rankings at No.3. This was Becker’s first appearance on the Delta Tour of Champions this year, but he looked anything but rusty, going through the entire tournament unbeaten.
yeah, that was really quite impressive what Boris did there. I even saw a few matches of this tournament in full length on TV.
Boris played quite well and even though I also like the Austrians when I was younger because I've witnesses so many good Muster, Skoff & Co matches I wanted Boris to take it and he proved again that it's too hard for Muster to beat him on any fast surface.

I also posted a thread about Becker's two time defended Senior Tour title on GM, but it just got one response. Anyway, at least I wanted to try letting people know what's going on ;)
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=14235

Neely
08-23-2004, 11:13 AM
okay, the draw for Jürgen changed now... he's playing Todd Martin :rolleyes:

I don't like that new match because I like both players a lot....

Kristen
08-24-2004, 08:59 AM
Jurgen wins, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Monday, August 23, 2004 - By Michael R. Sisak

Todd Martin, the lanky, gray-trimmed former United States Open champion, withered in the cool Commack breeze after burning through the opening set of his first round match with Jurgen Melzer, of Austria, at the TD Waterhouse Cup, Monday night.

Martin, 34, opened the match with two consecutive aces and snatched the first set in 28 minutes, 6-1. The momentum quickly evaporated. Martin went down a break point in the second set, broke back, then lost serve again -- a pattern of defeat repeated again in the third set as Melzer took both frames, 6-3.

"I intended to play more tournaments to prepare myself for the U.S. Open," said Martin, who took the U.S. Open title in 1999. "This tournament was good enough to give me a wild card, so I will have had some competition before next week."

The loss pushed Martin's season singles record to 10-14 and continued a downward spiral that has prompted him to contemplate retirement. "I must admit that is has been on my mind now and then, now more after this loss," said Martin, whose reserved style is reminiscent of the classic, tight-stroking and modest-serving players of the 1960s and 1970s. "However, I'll know when it is time and I won't stay any longer than when reality sets in."

Melzer, currently ranked No. 48 in the annual ATP Tour standings, appeared frazzled early as he disputed calls made on serves by a far linesman. The same linesman later caught the ire of Martin, who was called out on several returns.

"He was tough to play, and his experience showed the entire match," Melzer said. "I had a tough time playing under the lights, since I haven't been in many night matches. Once I made the adjustment, I turned things around. Melzer will play the winner of Tuesday's match between Igor Andreev of Russia and Albert Costa of Spain. (Mitch Camhi contributed reporting to this article. )

Neely
08-24-2004, 01:56 PM
said Martin, who took the U.S. Open title in 1999
that must a mistake :rolleyes:
I wished Martin took the title, but unfortunately he couldn't win this final... I like Todd very much and I have tons of respect for this great player

:yippee: for Jürgen

tangerine_dream
08-24-2004, 06:20 PM
HURRAY FOR JURGEN!!!!! :banana: Keep winning, kid!! :dance:

Melzer upsets Martin in first round at Commack
August 24, 2004

COMMACK, NY (AP) -- Jurgen Melzer rallied to a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 upset victory over Todd Martin in a first-round match of the TD Waterhouse Cup on Monday night.

Martin, a two-time Grand Slam finalist, was playing only his second tournament since Wimbledon. He split two previous matches this year with Melzer.

"He was tough to play, and his experience showed the entire match," Melzer said. "I had a tough time playing under the lights, since I haven't been in many night matches. Once I made the adjustment, I turned things around."

Melzer, in his sixth year as a pro, has yet to win a title. He was runner-up in Newport, R.I., last year.

Martin hasn't played much lately because of a sore knee that has led to muscle strains.

"I intended to play more tournaments to prepare myself for the U.S. Open," said Martin, whose record for the year dropped to 10-14.

"This tournament was good enough to give me a wild card, so I will have had some competition before next week."

The 34-year-old Martin has considered retiring from tennis.

"I must admit that is has been on my mind now and then, now more after this loss," Martin said. "However, I'll know when it is time and I won't stay any longer than when reality sets in."

Wayne Ferriera, who defeated David Sanchez in the first round of the Australian Open in January, breezed past him again, 6-2, 6-3.

In other matches, Jan-Michael Gambill outlasted qualifier Richard Gasquet, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3); Fernando Verdasco defeated Alberto Martin, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1; and Thomas Enqvist, a finalist in 2000 who is playing in the tournament for the fifth time, beat Julien Benneteau 6-3, 7-6 (4).

Kristen
08-25-2004, 06:00 AM
Jurgen will play Igor Andreev :eek: but I have confidence in him :yeah:
Jurgen Melzer/Chris Haggard lost to Jeff Coetzee/Alberto Martin 26 64 67(5)

Neely
08-26-2004, 12:44 AM
STRONG EFFORT, Jürgen!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

wins against Igor Andreev 6-3 6-4 :D :)

come on!

Neely
09-01-2004, 06:43 PM
:D Jürgen OUTGUNS Carraz 7-5 6-0 4-6 6-3 :banana: :banana:

fist pump! :rocker2:

Neely
09-02-2004, 02:22 AM
Emotionslose Revanche

Mit seinem nächsten Gegner hat Melzer eine Rechnung offen, aber er selbst sieht das emotionslos.

"Es ist eine besondere Geschichte, aber er ist mir lieber als Horna, auch wenn ich vor ein paar Wochen nur ein Game gemacht habe. Aber ich nehme nicht an, dass hier ein Hurricane ausbricht", spielte er auf die extremen Windbedingungen in Athen an.

Aber wenn er die Wahl hätte, dann wäre ihm ein Sieg in New York wichtiger. "Ich verliere lieber bei Olympia als hier", stellte er klar. Gegen Spadea erwartet er ein hartes Match. "Das könnte eine längere Partie werden."
Jürgen is saying that he prefers to match up with Spadea again and not meeting Horna. He makes a funny remark and hoped that there will be no hurricane in New York when playing against Spadea, alluding to the very windy conditions in Athens. ;)

If he had the choice he would select a win at the US Open over Spadea, not at the Olympics. He is predicting a hard match and long match. "Could be very likely the case that this match takes a little bit longer".

Kristen
09-02-2004, 05:49 AM
From TennisWeek.com
It was rush hour in Queens and Jurgen Melzer was directing traffic. Dictating the direction of rallies with the authority of a traffic cop commanding cars into the appropriate lanes, Melzer moved Gregory Carraz around the court for much of the match before moving into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 7-5, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 victory.

The 40th-ranked Melzer meets 23rd-seeded Boca Raton resident Vince Spadea, who stopped Long Island finalist Luis Horna in four sets on the Grandstand Court, in the second round. Melzer’s last meeting with Spadea wasn’t exactly a match to remember as Spadea annihilated the Austrian, 6-0, 6-1 in the opening round of the Olympics amid blustery conditions completely frustrated Melzer.

"Well, I hope there is not such a hurricane here as we had in Athens," Melzer said with a smile. "He beat me, 6-0, 6-1, two weeks ago so he’s obviously a favorite coming into this match. I mean, I’m not scared of him or anything because I lost two weeks ago. I’m in great shape and I’m looking forward to the match. It’s going to be a tough one."

The left-handed Melzer made things difficult on Carraz from the outset with shrewd shot selection that unsettled Carraz. The 29-year-old Frenchman is a serve-and-volleyer adept at moving into the court to cut off angles, but not nearly as comfortable moving laterally to hit groundstrokes on the run. Melzer’s movement is one of his strengths and he used his clear advantage in court coverage to break open a 5-5 tie, winning eight straight games to seize a two-set lead.

"I felt from the beginning that it was just a matter of time until I break him and the match would turn in my favor," Melzer said. "I felt I was hitting better from the baseline and I was serving better."

Disrupting Carraz’s rhythm by alternating his drop shot with deep forehands and sharp angled backhands crosscourt, Melzer kept the Frenchman off balance and was able to bail himself out of trouble by playing to Carraz’s slice backhand which lacked the bite to bother Melzer.

"He was serving and volleying all the time so it’s tough to pass him when he gets a rhythm," Melzer said. "I did well the first and second sets moving him around. I was a bit unlucky to lose the third, but I came back in the fourth to finish pretty good."

In reaching the Tennis Masters Series-Canada quarterfinals in July, Melzer used his drop shot effectively to defeat Dominik Hrbaty, Andre Agassi and Fernando Gonzalez before falling to Nicolas Kiefer in three sets. Melzer is enamored of his drop shot, but went to it too many times at the end of the third set. Anticipating the drop shot, Carraz ran down consecutive drops and replied with angled winners to break in the ninth game of the third set. Carraz saved a pair of break points to take the third set.

In the fourth set, Melzer began to take the net away on occasion and force the Frenchman to try to pass. Carraz slapped a forehand wide to face break point. Charging the net behind a slice backhand, Carraz was forced to suddenly stop and change directions to pursue a Melzer lob. His leaping backhand overhead found the net and Melzer had a break and a 2-0 lead. Carraz came back to even the set, but Melzer broke for 5-3. Serving for the match, Melzer, who served big on break points, slammed an ace down the center to save a break point. Two points later, Melzer approached and Carraz’s forehand pass landed wide as Melzer secured a spot in the second round.

"My game is more from the baseline, but if it’s time to come in, I come in, I mean, I’m not worried about volleying," Melzer said. "The tactics were to mix it up and play a variety of shots." After the U.S. Open ends, Melzer’s preparation for Austria’s Davis Cup tie against Great Britain begins. The tie will be staged on clay in Austria and marks the debut of former Roland Garros champion Thomas Muster, who took over as the country’s Davis Cup captain after Austria fell to the United States in the opening round.

"It’s going to be a hard tie," Melzer said. "We have the home crowd, we have the surface, which is obviously a big advantage for us. But if Tim and Greg play well it’s always tough to beat them. We will see what happens. I think it could come down to the match I play with Tim on the final Sunday and the better one will win. We haven’t actually worked with Muster yet, but I was told that all 3,500 seats are already sold out so obviously he is an attraction for tennis."

Sounds like it would have been a fantastic match to watch :)

Neely
09-03-2004, 12:00 PM
When asked for his feeling about his next match, I've read that, despite his heavy loss to Spadea at Athens, Jürgen is going with a very positive feeling into his 2nd round match vs Vince because he has fun playing in New York and he is trying to have fun today again and hopes that the rest (winning) will come automatically then.


Good luck, Jürgen! :clap2:

tangerine_dream
09-03-2004, 05:38 PM
Good luck to Jurgen against Spadea today! :banana:

Neely
09-04-2004, 12:47 AM
COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!

Jürgen def. Vince 6-3 4-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 :D :D :D


Auf gehts, Jürgen!!! :yeah:


that's worth a FIST PUMP! ... and a loala http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/laola02.gif

Kristen
09-04-2004, 06:23 AM
Melzer Sends No. 23-Seed Spadea Packing
by Lisa Zimmerman
Friday, September 3, 2004

Just two weeks ago, No. 23 Vincent Spadea and Austrian Jurgen Melzer took the court against each other at the Olympic Games in Athens. In that meeting, Melzer was able to eke out just one game and lost in straight sets to his American opponent. This match had a totally different tone and outcome as Melzer upset the American 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

In the late afternoon, in front of shoulder-to-shoulder crowd, the 30-year-old Spadea wasn't able to establish a rhythm in the first set and it looked as though it might not be his day. There was a bit of confusion at the outset when, as Melzer was serving, a ball came flying over the fence from the outer walkway. Once that was straightened out, Melzer proceeded to dominate the set, looking much different than he did in Greece. There were some exciting moments when both players hit shots that looked impossible to return, but which each player in turn was able to reach and garner a point.

Along with the standard baseline volleying, there was a fair amount of spirited net play, which kept the crowd -- highly partisan toward Spadea -- vocally in the match. However, as the second set commenced, Spadea seemed to come to life. Down 2-4, he held and then broke to even things out at 4-4, ultimately, taking the set 6-4.

The third set was all Spadea, breaking Melzer three times and going ahead 6-3. But, 23-year-old Melzer was not ready to go down without a fight. He came back with vengence and took the fourth and fifth sets in just over an hour for a total match time of three hours and 14 minutes.

Interestingly, in spite of his win, Melzer committed 71 unforced errors to Spadea's 54 and Spadea had 11 aces to Melzer's five. However, it was Melzer with 54 winners to Spadea's 37 and a higher break point conversion rate (50% to 38%) that told the tale of the match.

Melzer will now meet Michael Llodra of France in the third round.
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/reports/2004-09-03/200409031094262713915.html

BRILLIANT work Jurgen :D :woohoo:

MissKoubek1981
09-04-2004, 11:21 AM
*waves* :wavey: Now I am here too!!! *happy*

I think my user name explains my fave player *lol* ... but I like all the Austrians. :) I am Austrian myself, so patriotic till the end!! :D

UseTheSearchTool
09-04-2004, 11:24 AM
*waves* :wavey: Now I am here too!!! *happy*

I think my user name explains my fave player *lol* ... but I like all the Austrians. :) I am Austrian myself, so patriotic till the end!! :D

An Austrian with a German flag, hmmm that's not too patriotic or is there something else sinister there.

Good for Austria that Melzer and Koubek have made the 3rd round and with a real man as the Davis Cup captain, there could be a return to the World Group. Just wish Hipfl hadn't got injured so much.

MissKoubek1981
09-04-2004, 11:36 AM
An Austrian with a German flag, hmmm that's not too patriotic or is there something else sinister there.

Sorry, just haven't looked at that. CHANGED IT!! :worship: Forgive me, I am a newbie!! :)

UseTheSearchTool
09-04-2004, 11:45 AM
Sorry, just haven't looked at that. CHANGED IT!! :worship: Forgive me, I am a newbie!! :)

Of course you are forgiven, it has been fixed :)

MissKoubek1981
09-04-2004, 11:47 AM
Thanks! :kiss:

Neely
09-04-2004, 01:40 PM
there could be a return to the World Group
absolutely there are good chances... well, I think that Great Britain is playing with Henman and Rusedski in singles (who else :shrug: ), Austria has home court advantage and they have chosen clay as surface. IMO Koubek on clay is for example much better (a good day given of course) than Rusedski and also Melzer outGUNNED Rusedski on clay already this season. Rusedski really could be the weak link in this lineup. Also Melzer, who was red-hot during March/April this year, has beaten Henman in two tiebreak sets some months ago on hardcourt. So I think that's also not unpossible for him to beat Henman on clay, despite the fact the he was a semifinalist in Paris this year.
Let's go, Austria! :rocker2:

MissKoubek1981
09-04-2004, 05:34 PM
Yeah, everything's possible for Austria! :) My four flags are already hanging and won't be taken off! Not until October, then I need them with me when I go to Vienna to see them all live! :rolleyes:

melx
09-05-2004, 04:09 AM
lets go Jurgen! :woohoo:
good luck!!!!!!

MissKoubek1981
09-05-2004, 08:54 AM
Let's go Austria!!!! :clap2: :bounce:

Or in German:

:hearts: AUF GEHTS STEFAN AUF GEHTS!!!!! :hearts:

:banana: AUF GEHTS JÜRGEN AUF GEHTS!!!!! :banana:

:dance: AUF GEHTS ALEX AUF GEHTS!!!!! :dance:

:woohoo: Keep your fingers crossed!! They have deserved it so much!!! :D

:kiss: MissKoubek1981 (aka Danielle :) )

MissKoubek1981
09-05-2004, 09:48 PM
Absolutely not the day of all three. Stefan still was the best of them. He won a set! Could be that the lost Tiebreak in second has brought him out of his game. Hope he will explain soon what really has happened. :confused:

:crying2: :tears: :sobbing: :bigcry: :banghead: :sad:

I think that were all the sad smilies.

Okay, but life goes on! Soon there is Daviscup!! :rolleyes: :woohoo: I'm so looking forward to it! :) And they can really be proud of what they had achieved in Flushing! Did anybody calculate with three Austrians being in R32??? I don't think so!

Anybody read Matthew Cronin's two comments for two of Stefan's games?? *lol* How can one person be that wrong?? *shakeshead*

Despite all happy Austrian :kiss:
MissKoubek1981 (Danielle :) )

Neely
09-05-2004, 11:53 PM
nooooooooooooooooo Jürgen :sad: :tears:

I really had so much hope that he can beat Llodra, but it looked as if Jürgen didn't like Llodra's game and couldn't handle him :sad:

tennis4eva
09-06-2004, 02:16 AM
:sad: Poor Jurgen....I guess today wasn't the greatest day for him, I expected him to fight more......still the Austrians are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

:worship: This week was definately a good one for Austrian tennis! :D

*Rosie*

MissKoubek1981
09-06-2004, 08:19 AM
Yes, it definitely was a good one! :) :bowdown: Deepest respect for all of them! :D

I think it can only be positive so let's see what it brings for Bucharest next week and Daviscup! :woohoo:

Immer wieder, immer wieder, immer wieder Österreich!!! *sings*

Proud Austrian :kiss:,
MissKoubek1981 :)

rassklovn
09-06-2004, 04:54 PM
So MissKoubek, it's bad luck that you won't be able to see the Davis Cup match, these are very special even for neutrals.

Don't know if Horsti *lol* will be there. Can imagine that he will.

On 2nd October he (Horsti) will do a charity match vs. Daniel Köllerer, very curious about how that will end! :)

Horsti has lost a lot of weight, and is actually fitter than he was, when he was playing on the tour and I have to admit I loved the dislike between Muster and Horsti. Skoff has given up the drinking and I wonder if he is still with Ulla?

Crazy idiot Köllerer I reckon Skoff will clown around so much and Daniel will get pissed off.

MissKoubek1981
09-06-2004, 08:54 PM
So MissKoubek, it's bad luck that you won't be able to see the Davis Cup match, these are very special even for neutrals.

Horsti has lost a lot of weight, and is actually fitter than he was, when he was playing on the tour and I have to admit I loved the dislike between Muster and Horsti. Skoff has given up the drinking and I wonder if he is still with Ulla?

Crazy idiot Köllerer I reckon Skoff will clown around so much and Daniel will get pissed off.

Crazy idiot *lol* okay, that's true *ggg*, hope that he at least can keep his racket in his hand if Horsti really will clown *hehe*. Don't know if Horsti still is with Ulla, but I think so. I think we would have heard about it otherwise.

Yeah, the fight between them was always funny to watch. :)

Marc Rosset is Tall
09-08-2004, 03:46 PM
Crazy idiot *lol* okay, that's true *ggg*, hope that he at least can keep his racket in his hand if Horsti really will clown *hehe*. Don't know if Horsti still is with Ulla, but I think so. I think we would have heard about it otherwise.

Yeah, the fight between them was always funny to watch. :)

Could you please tell me the result of this match, and it would be funny if Horsti beat Kollerer. I think it should be legal for him to take valium, there is no need to be that angry on court, that's past intense.

FryslanBoppe
09-12-2004, 03:41 PM
Ah! Horsti I wonder if Kollerer will try and punch him and get all fired up, like he did and Luzzi had a fight with Dani. I mean Kollerer could be quite good, but with that attitude he isn't going that far on the tour.

MissKoubek1981
09-23-2004, 10:53 PM
Could you please tell me the result of this match, and it would be funny if Horsti beat Kollerer. I think it should be legal for him to take valium, there is no need to be that angry on court, that's past intense.

:wavey: Hi again!!
Yes, I will tell you the result of the match!!! :)

Sorry I didn't answer earlier, my pc crashed and I was without the internet for two weeks. Terrible two weeks. But I can watch Daviscup on tv tomorrow!! YAY!! I have a digital receiver, and I get one Austrian tv station (TW1 ... *hehe*) and they show it!! :woohoo: I'm already that excited!! :rolleyes:

Just one thing left to say:

Auf gehts Stefan auf gehts!!! :hearts:
Auf gehts Jürgen auf gehts!!! :bounce:

:kiss:,
Danielle :)

PS: Bad news also, I can't go to Vienna, have the ticket and everything, but had to cancel it. :sad: :sad: :sad: I'm still very sick and have to recover myself (still can't go to work), so getting into the excitement of the tournament is the worst thing I can do. :hysteric: :bigcry:

Marc Rosset is Tall
09-24-2004, 06:41 AM
Sorry about your computer troubles, illness and the fact you can't go to Vienna this year.

Just hope that Austria can make the World Group next year and maybe you can go to Kitzi next year instead.

MissKoubek1981
09-24-2004, 02:16 PM
Just hope that Austria can make the World Group next year and maybe you can go to Kitzi next year instead.

Kitzi would be great *sigh* would also be in a better season than Vienna *thinks* ... have to look. But thanks for the suggestion, haven't thought about Kitzi before. :)

Damn rain!!! :mad: :p It's raining all over Carinthia. The critics the Austrian Tennis Federation got because of the fact that they play outside was right I think ... :(

Neely
09-25-2004, 07:43 PM
Jürgen :banghead: :banghead:

He lost to Rusedski 6-3 3-6 4-6 6-7(4)
he was up 5-2* in the fourth set and had set point at *5-3 but couldn't convert it... Rusedski broke back and took the tiebreak to win the match.

damn, I really wanted him to win this, but it turned out to be a bad loss instead :mad: :banghead:

Jürgen seemed to be pretty nervous and made lots of stupid errors, also he can serve much much better and he has to stop making stupid errors on his backhand side...

I hope that loss doesn't mean too much for Melzer's Davis Cup career and I hope he can still go into the right direction in future...


I'm attaching a few GettyImages pics of Jürgen Melzer and Stefan Koubek in their singles against Great Britain on Saturday...

MissKoubek1981
09-25-2004, 07:51 PM
Jürgen :banghead: :banghead:

He lost to Rusedski 6-3 3-6 4-6 6-7(4)
he was up 5-2* in the fourth set and had set point at *5-3 but couldn't convert it... Rusedski broke back and took the tiebreak to win the match.

damn, I really wanted him to win this, but it turned out to be a bad loss instead :mad: :banghead:

Jürgen seemed to be pretty nervous and made lots of stupid errors, also he can serve much much better and he has to stop making stupid errors on his backhand side...

I hope that loss doesn't mean too much for Melzer's Davis Cup career and I hope he can still go into the right direction in future...


I'm attaching a few GettyImages pics of Jürgen Melzer and Stefan Koubek in their singles against Great Britain on Saturday...

Thanks for the pics! I also wanted Jürgen to win. :sad: But Rusedski was the better player. :( I think the fact that Jürgen started the tie-break with a double fault explains a lot, also the thing with the racket misuse. He didn't feel well at all. Also Stefan said that when they interviewed him about his opinion why Jürgen was playing that bad.

Jürgen surely will find his way! His next goal is to be seeded in Melbourne next year! Hope he reaches that! :) But that's far too far into the future, let's concentrate on tomorrow!

tangerine_dream
09-26-2004, 01:07 AM
Poor Jurgen :sad:

http://www.daviscup.com/shared/medialibrary/image/gallery/DC_3262_gallery.JPG

MissKoubek1981
09-26-2004, 07:58 AM
Yes, poor Jürgen. :sad:

But a new day today!! *wavesflag*

Auf gehts Jürgen auf gehts!!!!! :bigclap:

Kristen
09-26-2004, 12:37 PM
hmm...at the moment; poor Jurgen again! tim leads 2-1 :sad: come on Jurgen ;) :yeah:

MissKoubek1981
09-26-2004, 06:28 PM
Too bad Jürgen lost, I really wanted him to win at least one match. :sad: But Stefan saved the Austrian tennis world once again. :kiss:

Marc Rosset is Tall
09-26-2004, 06:30 PM
There will be other times for Jurgen perhaps on the faster surfaces, but Koubek is the hero this time.

MissKoubek1981
09-26-2004, 07:42 PM
There will be other times for Jurgen perhaps on the faster surfaces, but Koubek is the hero this time.

Yes, definitely! Jürgen has so much time left to prove himself (he's only 23 now, so he has a great future if it goes on like that!!). And Stef has deserved this experience of success. He has been fighting so much and had so much bad luck, it's fantastic that he plays that good again! :woohoo:

Kristen
10-01-2004, 07:49 AM
CAPTAIN John Fitzgerald admitted Australia could've done a lot worse than picking a home tie against Austria to open next year's Davis Cup campaign.

Last year's winners forced their way back into the World Group by winning a qualifier against Morocco in Perth last weekend after the first round flop against Sweden in February.
"It could have been a lot worse, we have a tie at home and that is always an advantage, there were a few difficult ties on offer," Fitzgerald said. "Austria are a tough combination, they just beat Great Britain so they have some form, and quality players but it is good to have the first one at home."

World No.3 Lleyton Hewitt (28-6 Davis Cup record) is unbeaten in six meetings against Austria's likely singles combination of world No.37 Jurgen Melzer (4-15) and No.79 Stefan Koubek (14-12).

Fitzgerald remained hopeful that two-time Grand Slam finalist Mark Philippoussis would rekindle his best form after a horror 2004 in time for the March 4-6 tie. The 1999 and 2003 Davis Cup hero is a good chance of having his world ranking slip into triple figures after not winning a singles match for three months.

"He has had a tough year," Fitzgerald said.

"He just needs to win, it as simple as that, Mark is the kind of player who can kind form very quickly.

"There is no secrets to Mark, he has a a big game and he can strike the ball beautifully and we just hope he finds his form coming into the summer."

The powerful Victorian (13-9) has won his only encounter with Melzer back in 2000 while Koubek won their only meeting in Qatar this year.

Fitzgerald warned Koubek was a dangerous player having beaten Juan Carlos Ferrero at this year's US Open.

Fitzgerald was unsure what the surface would be for the tie, but said it definitely wouldn't be clay.
Fox Sports - Australia
October 1, 2004

MissKoubek1981
10-01-2004, 07:51 AM
Fitzgerald was unsure what the surface would be for the tie, but said it definitely wouldn't be clay.

*lol* Anybody calculated with them putting up a CLAY court??? *gg*

Kristen
10-01-2004, 08:21 AM
LOL Yeah, who would have thought... not on clay :scratch:

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-01-2004, 08:33 AM
BG, are you going to be stalking Austrians at the Aus Open, then?

Kristen
10-01-2004, 08:39 AM
Yes. Yes I will :hug: hehehe but I will give them prior warning at the Aus Open ;)

edit:OOPS! That^^^ refers to Davis Cup, I'll be there also.

Regarding Aus Open, I have to split my time between Jurgen, Alexander, Jarkko and Jonas. But I have to focus more on Jurgen and Jarkko this time around... so yep. The boys will be getting a lot of support from me :) In the next month or so I'll have to get my hands on an Austrian flag from the city markets.

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-01-2004, 09:01 AM
Yes. Yes I will :hug: hehehe but I will give them prior warning at the Aus Open ;)

edit:OOPS! That^^^ refers to Davis Cup, I'll be there also.

Regarding Aus Open, I have to split my time between Jurgen, Alexander, Jarkko and Jonas. But I have to focus more on Jurgen and Jarkko this time around... so yep. The boys will be getting a lot of support from me :) In the next month or so I'll have to get my hands on an Austrian flag from the city markets.

Busy girl won't you be? Did you ever hear the story from GWH about Koubek, Nic Larsson and a few of the Swedes in Melbourne last year?

Kristen
10-01-2004, 09:07 AM
Yeah, I'll be very busy. Possibly Adelaide, and definitely Sydney/Melbourne/DC tournaments (not to mention the wheelchair one/s). It depends who's in Adelaide.

GWH told me a lot of stories last year... but I dont think I recall the Koubek/Larsson one. Should I be worried!? hehe it wouldnt surprise me if Niclas had a few 'adventures' in Melbourne :lol:

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-01-2004, 09:14 AM
GWH told me a lot of stories last year... but I dont think I recall the Koubek/Larsson one. Should I be worried!? hehe it wouldnt surprise me if Niclas had a few 'adventures' in Melbourne :lol:

Should you be worried about who GWH, Nic, Koubek or three of them in the one place?

Kristen
10-01-2004, 09:16 AM
All of the above ;)
But Niclas + Swedes mostly :lol: I have a vague idea of how mischevious GWH can be :tape: :)

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-01-2004, 09:29 AM
All of the above ;)
But Niclas + Swedes mostly :lol: I have a vague idea of how mischevious GWH can be :tape: :)

Well this is what happened. They were out on the first Tuesday of the tennis, the day that Stefan lost to Vinci and a whole group of the guys met at one of the bars in South Yarra, then went onto the next place.

The stupid bouncer wouldn't let them in, as they don't like allowing groups of guys into places, then Nic and a few others mentioned that Koubek and a few other players will come back tomorrow and with cash and buy this place out.
Very quickly they let them in.

Kristen
10-01-2004, 09:33 AM
Oh yeah! lol I recall the story... but forgot which players :retard: lol!
Its a great story! :haha:

Marc Rosset is Tall
10-01-2004, 09:38 AM
Oh yeah! lol I recall the story... but forgot which players :retard: lol!
Its a great story! :haha:

Besides Koubek, there were a few others, but they will remain nameless. I hope MissKoubek likes that one, and from what I have heard there are a few others as well.

MissKoubek1981
10-01-2004, 12:18 PM
Besides Koubek, there were a few others, but they will remain nameless. I hope MissKoubek likes that one, and from what I have heard there are a few others as well.

*rofl* Surely like it! *lmao* :bigclap: :haha: Haven't heard about that before! :yeah:

Kristen
10-02-2004, 08:14 AM
Sun Herald - October 1st, 2004:::
AUSTRALIA will renew one of the most poisonous rivalries in Davis Cup when it hosts Austria in a first-round tie next year.

The 2003 champion will face Austria at home intent not only on winning the March 4-6 tie, but also on belatedly avenging its 5-0 defeat in Vienna in 1989 -- the only time the nations have met at the highest level.
Austria, led by Jurgen Melzer and Stefan Koubek, secured its place in the elite World Group by downing Great Britain 3-2 on clay as Australia dismissed an under-strength Moroccan outfit 4-1 on Perth grass.

Captained by former world No. 1 Thomas Muster, Austria will seek to upset the fourth-ranked Australians for the right to clash with either Argentina or the Czech Republic in the quarter-final.

Australian captain John Fitzgerald will clearly remember the troubles encountered by Neale Fraser's team 15 years ago when Pat Cash and his teammates were at constant loggerheads with Austria's provocative Horst Skoff.

The tie featured an angry confrontation between a furious Cash and Skoff at the official dinner but also the banning of the coir matting surface the Austrians illegally used to blunt Australia's firepower.

Australia fared as well as it could have possibly hoped with a home tie against men Lleyton Hewitt has been able to handle comfortably.

If Fitzgerald's outfit is able to advance to the quarters, it would most likely face Argentina's world-class baseliners, including Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian, almost certainly on grass, for the right to advance to the semi-finals.

But, once there, it could face away ties against either Roger Federer's Switzerland or this season's finalist Spain, which it defeated 11 months ago on grass at Melbourne Park when the now hopelessly out of form Mark Philippoussis was hailed as a national hero.

Zetlandsk
10-02-2004, 08:24 AM
Sun Herald - October 1st, 2004:::
AUSTRALIA will renew one of the most poisonous rivalries in Davis Cup when it hosts Austria in a first-round tie next year.

The 2003 champion will face Austria at home intent not only on winning the March 4-6 tie, but also on belatedly avenging its 5-0 defeat in Vienna in 1989

Australian captain John Fitzgerald will clearly remember the troubles encountered by Neale Fraser's team 15 years ago when Pat Cash and his teammates were at constant loggerheads with Austria's provocative Horst Skoff.

The tie featured an angry confrontation between a furious Cash and Skoff at the official dinner but also the banning of the coir matting surface the Austrians illegally used to blunt Australia's firepower.

Australia fared as well as it could have possibly hoped with a home tie against men Lleyton Hewitt has been able to handle comfortably.

Too bad they don't tell the full story. Skoff and Cash hated each other long before that, and yes Petty Cash mentions something about that in his book.

Well the surface wasn't illegal at the time, but ask the "mighty" GWH he would have plenty of opinions on this tie and I have seen the match, and I was laughing my head off.

MissKoubek1981
10-03-2004, 12:48 AM
For Marc Rosset is Tall and rassklovn:

:wavey: Hi you two (and everyone else of course! :kiss: )!!

The result of the charity match between Crazy Idiot and Horsti Skoff:

Crazy Idiot won 6-2 6-3. Horsti made a lot of jokes and was clowning around (as expected ... *ggg*), Crazy Idiot was a little depressed (I think mostly because of the suspension he got from the ATP earlier this week (he isn't allowed to participate in a tournament for the rest of the season)), but he was faster than Horsti and had more playing skills. :)

I got this from http://www.tennisweb.at ! :)

:kiss:,
MissKoubek1981 :)

rassklovn
10-03-2004, 05:42 AM
For Marc Rosset is Tall and rassklovn:

:wavey: Hi you two (and everyone else of course! :kiss: )!!

The result of the charity match between Crazy Idiot and Horsti Skoff:

Crazy Idiot won 6-2 6-3. Horsti made a lot of jokes and was clowning around (as expected ... *ggg*), Crazy Idiot was a little depressed (I think mostly because of the suspension he got from the ATP earlier this week (he isn't allowed to participate in a tournament for the rest of the season)), but he was faster than Horsti and had more playing skills. :)

I got this from http://www.tennisweb.at ! :)

:kiss:,
MissKoubek1981 :)

So Crazy Idiot got suspended then? I heard something about it, but what was the full story.

Horsti isn't that fat these days is he? I would hope that Crazy Idiot would be too good for him in this match, if he wasn't then there would some major questions need answering.

I read an interview with Horsti on that site, and my German isn't that good, but I could understand that he still hates Muster and wouldn't be interested in playing him, though if the money was right then he would.

MissKoubek1981
10-03-2004, 10:55 AM
So Crazy Idiot got suspended then? I heard something about it, but what was the full story.

Horsti isn't that fat these days is he? I would hope that Crazy Idiot would be too good for him in this match, if he wasn't then there would some major questions need answering.

I read an interview with Horsti on that site, and my German isn't that good, but I could understand that he still hates Muster and wouldn't be interested in playing him, though if the money was right then he would.

Yes, Crazy Idiot got suspended because he was freaking out a little too much that season. It's because of another warning he got in Genua recently, so that was a bit too much ... :rolleyes: So I hope he can get his outbreaks under control next season (I still think he needs to see a doctor ... :p ). If he's playing normal, he isn't that bad, that's what I heard at least.

Horsti vs. Muster??? *lol* That would be awesome to watch. Muster crushing Horsti all the way´... *hehe*. :smash: No, he isn't that fat. He looked good when he was watching DC in Pörtschach, but still can't be compared to the figure an active tennis pro like Crazy Idiot has (okay, active player ... :rolleyes: *lol*) or a totally active Non-Playing-DC-Captain *gg*

So now I'm looking forward to the next exhibition! :D Tom takes on Stefan at 10th October in the Vienna City Hall :bigclap: ! Now it's even more sad that I can't be there ... :sad: :sad: :sad: :( :p :sad:

Neely
10-05-2004, 12:45 AM
damn, why do I have such a bad feeling about Jürgen beating Llodra in Lyon?? :confused: :banghead:

It could be his horrible Davis Cup showing..... :( :o

I hope I'm wrong, I want him to win against Llodra :rocker2:

please Jürgen, WIN WIN WIN WIN WIN!!!!!! :D :woohoo:

Kristen
10-05-2004, 05:48 AM
Round 1, LYON Doubles
Frantisek Cermak/Leos Friedl df Knowle/Llodra 3/6 6/2 7/6

MissKoubek1981
10-06-2004, 09:06 AM
:banghead: JULI!!!! :eek: NOOOOOO!! :bigcry:

Let's see what Vienna brings ... :D

Neely
10-07-2004, 04:36 PM
Anybody has watched "25 - Das Magazin" on ORF this week on Monday?

In this TV programme they have a section that is called "Heimspiel" what means that a camera team of this programme visits stars or somebody else famous in their homes.

This week they visited Koubek in his flat in Vienna!

Neely
10-07-2004, 11:41 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS MELZER!!!!!!! :D :bounce:


WINS against Arazi 4-6 7-6(4) 6-1 :clap2: :clap2:


the best thing what could happen to me would be if Jürgen could beat Joachim Johansson in the semifinal ;) :angel:

but still a long way, he has first to get rid of Spadea on Friday!

Go Jürgen! :D :rocker2:

tennis4eva
10-08-2004, 04:52 AM
Well done Jurgen! Good luck against Vince!!! :bigclap:

Kristen
10-08-2004, 04:56 AM
Thank goodness he won... and Joachim too... lol it was 2am before I went to sleep last night, and I couldn't be bothered to stay awake until dawn for Jurgen's match...again :p

Hoping for a good match against Spadea :tape:

Neely
10-08-2004, 08:47 PM
oh nooooooooooooo :tears: :tears: :tears: :tears:

I feel sad for Jürgen because he was so close to win against Spadea twice in a row now and making his 6-0 6-1 at Athens completely forgotten then, but he lost :sad: :banghead: :banghead:

He lost to Spadea 6-1 1-6 6-7(2)

The sad thing is that he was up 5-2* in the third set and serving for the match at *5-3, but lost serve and then he seemed to be gone and lost the tiebreak as well :banghead:

DAMN IT!!! :fiery:

but at least he played better here in Lyon than during the Davis Cup weekend... hopefully he can also do okay in Vienna next week! :clap2:

Go Jürgen! ;) :clap2: :angel:

:devil:

MissKoubek1981
10-09-2004, 03:37 PM
OMG :eek: That result is painful. :smash: Ouch. :banghead:

So let's hope he can continue his good shape in Vienna! He has to play Rainer Schüttler in first round. :bigclap:

Neely
10-09-2004, 03:42 PM
So let's hope he can continue his good shape in Vienna! He has to play Rainer Schüttler in first round. :bigclap:
I no, I just realised that reading your post! :banghead: :banghead: oh noooooo!!! :banghead: WHY??! WHY WHY???!!! :rolleyes:: rolleyes: :tears:

Jürgen vs Rainer in 1st round :( :tears: :( :banghead:

horrible! :banghead:

MissKoubek1981
10-09-2004, 03:47 PM
Definitely! That's so mean! :(

I just decided to hate the guy or girl who made this draw. ;) Some really bad games in Vienna. :bigcry: :eek:

Neely
10-09-2004, 03:56 PM
I just decided to hate the guy or girl who made this draw. ;)
lol, exactly ;) :p
If you find out what "bitch" it was who made the draw, then tell me and then I'm going to Vienna and :armed: :armed: :fiery: :boxing: :smash: .... LOL! :angel: ;) :lol:


BTW, have you read my post #149 on the previous page? Any comment to that? Did you see it?

MissKoubek1981
10-09-2004, 04:12 PM
Anybody has watched "25 - Das Magazin" on ORF this week on Monday?

In this TV programme they have a section that is called "Heimspiel" what means that a camera team of this programme visits stars or somebody else famous in their homes.

This week they visited Koubek in his flat in Vienna!

So, here's my reply! :) Totally forgot it!

Damn that I don't get ORF!! :mad: :sad: :bigcry: What did they say? I always watch "25" when I am in Austria! :)

MissKoubek1981
10-09-2004, 04:14 PM
lol, exactly ;) :p
If you find out what "bitch" it was who made the draw, then tell me and then I'm going to Vienna and :armed: :armed: :fiery: :boxing: :smash: .... LOL! :angel: ;) :lol:

I'll come to Vienna with you! :D :armed: :boxing: Two people can cause more pain than one person! :devil:

MightyJurgenfan
10-11-2004, 04:08 AM
This is my first post. I think that girl must feel bad enough right now with the terrible draw for the Austrians. They can win, I know it.

Kristen
10-11-2004, 10:56 AM
Hi DMJF! Welcome to mtf (finally they approved you! ;))
Good to see you here :hug:
Kristen.
PS. Looking forward to seeing what you choose as your display pic :)

MightyJurgenfan
10-11-2004, 03:27 PM
Okay, now that I am here how do I put a picture up.

MissKoubek1981
10-11-2004, 03:37 PM
Okay, now that I am here how do I put a picture up.

Hi DMJF!!
Finally! :woohoo: Nice to see you here! :wavey: :D

You go to your userpanel, edit avatar, and below there is a panel for the upload of an avatar. :) Hope I could help!

I'm also curious about your pic! :D

MightyJurgenfan
10-12-2004, 12:34 AM
Every picture I try to load is to big. I will continue to try later. It has been a long day.

I was sorry to see Julian lose today. I have to check the order of play for tomorrow. If Alex plays I hope it is early so I can watch it before I leave for the hospital. They hope to move my husband tomorrow to a nursing home.

Kristen
10-12-2004, 05:41 AM
DMJF... If you want to email a photo to my yahoo address, I can resize it for you... I assume you want Jurgen pics, so I'll design a couple in anticipation ;) lol

MightyJurgenfan
10-12-2004, 01:00 PM
Thanks, I will send you one later today. I have one I like that was taken in Cincy.

Kristen
10-12-2004, 01:47 PM
Done ;)
Looking forward to seeing a third Jurgen avatar :yeah:

MightyJurgenfan
10-12-2004, 02:27 PM
I will have to learn what that means.

Jurgen/Alex won their first round doubles. I am very happy

MightyJurgenfan
10-12-2004, 02:42 PM
Let me see if this works. :confused:

Neely
10-12-2004, 03:06 PM
Damn that I don't get ORF!! :mad: :sad: :bigcry: What did they say? I always watch "25" when I am in Austria! :)
I didn't see it either, I just saw the preview (Koubek was mixing a few drinks as a hobby barkeeper in this scene) and then on the next day I missed the real programme. :mad: :mad: :banghead:


Welcome, MightyJurgenfan! :clap2:
glad you found the way to us ;)

1NightStandsRule
10-13-2004, 10:02 AM
So Melzer, Gruber and Peya are playing it would be great if the three of them could win, but I doubt it though.

Kristen
10-13-2004, 06:23 PM
lol, well Melzer and Gruber are out..... Unaware of Peya though. Jurgen tried, he almost came back at 3-5!!! Dammit! I wish Rainer hadnt gone to the bathroom :rolleyes:

MightyJurgenfan
10-14-2004, 12:06 AM
I read that Jurgen thought it was a smart move by Rainer :devil: to go to the bathroom :mad: and that it won the match for him. Darn. Jurgen hurt his shoulder again. He hopes the can work on getting it fixed this winter, but he will still play some more tournaments this year. His coach felt he actually tried to hard to win and that caused stress on the shoulder. I feel so sad for him.

Yes, Alex won. I got home for lunch and watched him win the last three games. His backhand is so wonderful. Alex plays Davide Sanguinetti tomorrow. He has lost to him in there previous meetings.

Neely
10-14-2004, 01:42 AM
Well, this was a tricky match: I'm glad for Rainer that he won it, but I'm also unhappy about Jürgen that he lost it in front of his own crowd.

Jürgen's shoulder is an own story this season since May already I think. After the season he can get some rest for it and do some weight training to stabalize it. Maybe it's getting better then.

I didn't see it myself, but I read that Rainer got a very important wrong call. A ball that caught the line was given out but the line umpire. And that was at break point!
Well, Rainer seemed to need everything to finall break his "1st round loss curse" :rolleyes: :shrug:

Better luck for Jürgen next time :D :clap2: (and please not again against one of my favs so early then :( )

MissKoubek1981
10-14-2004, 09:29 AM
So today big big cheering day again! :) :bigclap:

Sad that Juli also lost yesterday. :bigcry: They were fighting hard, but it wasn't enough.

Kristen
10-14-2004, 11:59 AM
Just a short note to say I've added a photo of Jurgen and Nenad to the yahoo photo group. I would have added it to the msn group, but it's almost 200 kb. huge :o

It's in the Aus Open > 2004 album.

I'll get around to scanning my other photos eventually, but this one (well, two pics really) was one of the better ones, so it got priority (9 months after I took it :rolleyes: ) You'll have to view it in full size ;)

Bye for now!
Kristen.

MissKoubek1981
10-14-2004, 07:59 PM
:sad: Stefan lost. :bigcry:

He played totally bad in first (seemed as if he wasn't really on the court ... :rolleyes: ), but he has deserved a third set!!! Second one was fantastic, especially in the end!! But it wasn't enough ... :sad:

So all the hope on Alex now!!! But he just lost first set 5:7.

But still: AUF GEHTS ALEX AUF GEHTS!!! :bigclap:

MissKoubek1981
10-14-2004, 08:59 PM
NOOOOOO!!! :bigcry: Alex lost. :eek: :sad:

What a bad day. :p

Now all the Austrian hope is left for Jürgen and Alex in doubles ... :bigclap:

Edit: Jürgen's shoulder injury doesn't allow him to play tomorrow. So all the Austrians are out. :bigcry:

Neely
10-27-2004, 01:04 AM
Koubek 6-7(6) 6-4 6-3 over Srichaphan

wow, nice win for him. As far as I see, he's the only Austrian this week playing :banghead: :banghead:

Melzer still out :rolleyes: :banghead:

Action Jackson
10-28-2004, 04:41 PM
Congratulations El Fashionista, yes for the people who don't know that is Stefan Koubek for beating Gaston Gaudio 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 to make the quarter finals.

Stefan started very well and has been playing fairly well lately and that told in his match against Gaston who lacked match practice, but when it came down to the vital 3-3 game in the 3rd. Stefan saved break points and then broke Gaston's serve and held on from there.

Now he plays the winner of Ljubicic or Haehnel in the quarters.

MissKoubek1981
10-30-2004, 12:58 PM
2-6 7-5 7-5 vs. Ljubicic! :)

Will be hard vs. Novak today ... but still there are chances!!

AUF GEHTS STEFAN AUF GEHTS!!!! :bigclap:

Neely
10-30-2004, 04:08 PM
Okay, Koubek lost, but it's still a good result for him reaching this semifinal.
The only think that is not acceptable is that he didn't score another game after he was up 4-1 in the 1st set, I believe. Or was it only 3-1, I don't know. But no matter how, this looked liked a total collapse there.

But it's till a semifinal and he can need it :yeah:

Neely
10-31-2004, 08:02 PM
Today afternoon, before the Nalbandian vs Novak final in Basel, I was watching the broadcast on ORF1 that showed the ladies final between Mauresmo and Bovina.

And Stefan Koubek was also there and they showed him a few times when he was giving autographs to some fans that came to him. They also asked him a few questions during one changeover.

And from what I can remember Koubek said, that his ankle got better and better, that he is happy with his current form and that it feels good to reach a semifinal after such a long time ago.

I checked his results and his last semifinal before Basel should have been Munich as he lost against Federer. This was in April 2003. Well, certainly it was well needed for him after such a long time. Congrats to him!

Neely
11-01-2004, 05:41 PM
Jürgen won 6-1 6-4, quite easily, against Chela!!!

well done, I'm happy about this result. :yeah: :clap2:

Neely
11-04-2004, 01:10 AM
Melzer continues to win in Paris....

Melzer def. Robredo 6-3 3-6 6-1 :banana: :banana:
:woohoo:

yeah, I'm pretty satisfied now with his result. Two wins are better than none at all ;)

MissKoubek1981
11-04-2004, 03:52 PM
Will be interesting tonight, against Safin ...

:scratch: I wonder if Marat has an Austrian paranoia after playing Stefan in Madrid, Alex in St. Petersburg, Juli also in St. Petersburg and Jürgen now ... *lol* :p

Alex has a bad injury. :sad: double torn ligament in his right ankle. :awww: He has already had the surgery. Really sad for him, he still wanted to play some tournaments this year. :banghead:

Neely
11-05-2004, 12:43 AM
Safin def. Melzer 6-2 7-5

tooooo bad that Jürgen lost and that his season is finished now.
But well, as I said above, he didn't expect himself too much and said that is happy with every win and that he takes everything as it comes.

And he won two matches before falling to Safin who is playing really well currently.

That's really okay to end the season, Jürgen!!! :)
he had a great year all together! Best Austrian! And Koubek is also on the rise again!
Jürgen, COME ON!!!! :yeah: :woohoo:


Alex has a bad injury. :sad: double torn ligament in his right ankle. :awww: He has already had the surgery. Really sad for him, he still wanted to play some tournaments this year. :banghead:
OMG :eek: :eek: :eek:
that's really bad :( :rolleyes:
I've had similar injury three years ago, also torn ligaments in my ankle.

I wish him all the best for recovery!!! So many injuries :rolleyes:

Kristen
11-05-2004, 12:50 PM
Nothing to do with tennis... not really.
The Sound of Music is on tv tonight :)
I would watch this daily, as a child. Maybe it's the cause of my affection for the environment, brunette men, and Jurgen!? LOL I would always associate environmental beauty with Austria. Danielle and others, we must go to the Vienna tournament one day! :angel:

MissKoubek1981
11-05-2004, 01:31 PM
Danielle and others, we must go to the Vienna tournament one day! :angel:

:yeah: Sure!!! You can count on me for that trip!! *hehe* :devil:

Kristen
11-09-2004, 05:08 AM
Hey guess what!
Austria vs Australia is in Sydney, where I live!
:woohoo:
Here's the article: http://www.tennisaustralia.com/pages/default.aspx?id=4&PageID=206
It's on grass!

MissKoubek1981
11-09-2004, 06:11 PM
Hey guess what!
Austria vs Australia is in Sydney, where I live!
:woohoo:
Here's the article: http://www.tennisaustralia.com/pages/default.aspx?id=4&PageID=206
It's on grass!

That's fantastic! You surely will have a great time there! We all calculated with grass, so the surface is not a surprise! :)

Nice pic of Tom with the Austrian flag on the second page of the article! :D

Neely
11-09-2004, 07:00 PM
That's huge, BjörkmanGirl! :)

I'm sure you will get to see Jürgen there, too! :clap2:
:yeah:

1NightStandsRule
11-11-2004, 08:40 AM
Good luck with your Davis Cup adventures BG.

Kristen
11-11-2004, 09:37 AM
Thanks guys!
It's gonna be a lot of fun... I will have a Spritzer for Danielle and I (our birthdays). Are spritzers actually Austrian, or am I confused because an Austrian guy introduced me to them!? :lol:

PS. I put $200 down on a camera today :eek: Just gotta pay the guy an extra $180 and it's all mine :hug:.... so then I can get some decent pictures of our guys (I hope).

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-11-2004, 09:44 AM
You better get some Muster pics and Almdudler is an Austrian drink along with Red Bull.

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-11-2004, 09:47 AM
The Almdudler g'spritzt is Almdudler's response to the huge demand of refreshing and sparkling soft-drinks. True to its motto "Less sugar, more refreshment", Almdudler g'spritzt with natural Vöslauer mineral water is trendy and offers the optimum complement to the Almdudler product range.

I love company propaganda.

Kristen
11-11-2004, 11:09 AM
:lol: Believe me, I'll be taking pictures of any and every Austrian man I see.... depending on where I'm sitting *fingers crossed I can get good seats*

MissKoubek1981
11-11-2004, 06:15 PM
You better get some Muster pics and Almdudler is an Austrian drink along with Red Bull.

:lick: Almdudler ... Red Bull ... damn, now I'm homesick again! :p *lol* ;) :)

MissKoubek1981
11-11-2004, 06:16 PM
:lol: Believe me, I'll be taking pictures of any and every Austrian man I see.... depending on where I'm sitting *fingers crossed I can get good seats*

*fingerscrossed with you* :)

-SaFiinsBabY-
11-29-2004, 07:47 PM
Hello u ...

I am from austria too ... :)
Das heißt ich kann gleich auf deutsch schreiben *gg* :rolleyes:
Woher kommst du?;)

Lg :)

Neely
11-30-2004, 05:26 PM
Ich bin aus Oberbayern, aus einem Kaff am Starnberger See ;) ...weil ich aber in Innsbruck studiere wohne ich zu großen Teilen im Ösiland... :yeah: :)

-SaFiinsBabY-
11-30-2004, 06:51 PM
Find ich super ;)
Und du bist Fan von ???

Neely
12-01-2004, 12:37 AM
Und du bist Fan von ???
von den Österreichern: ganz eindeutig Melzer... Knowle's Stil gefällt mir auch noch ganz gut... für Koubek ist dann eher MissKoubek zuständig ;) (die ist gut drauf, hoffentlich kommt sie bald mal wieder zurück)
Bin außerdem Megafan von Kiefer, gefolgt von Schüttler... für die restlichen Spieler, wen ich noch gerne mag, einfach einen Blick auf meine Signatur werfen... Verkerk, Escudé, Monaco kannst du da noch hinzufügen... aber wie gesagt, nichts geht über Kiefer ;) :angel: :p

-SaFiinsBabY-
12-01-2004, 02:07 PM
Du studierst in Innsbruck?
Ich komme aus Niederösterreich - Deutsch-Wagram ...
Ist in der Nähe von Wien ... ;)
Warst du schon mal in Wien?

Grüße

Neely
12-01-2004, 03:35 PM
VL hab ich schon mal gehört, ist immer eine beliebte Abkürzung für Vorlesung ;) ... ja, ich war schon mal in Wien, vier mal... Deutsch-Wagram ist cool, da kommt ja Melzer her :angel:

-SaFiinsBabY-
12-01-2004, 06:05 PM
ich hab aber ein kleines v und ein großes L gemacht ... also vL = vielleicht *gg*

Ja, Deutsch-Wagram ist cool *gg* ... gute Einstellung ... ja stimmt auch, dass Melzer daher kommt ;)

Wie hats dir in Wien gefallen?
Wo warst du denn überall in Wien?
In Deutsch-Wagram warst du auch schon mal - oder hab ich da was falsch verstanden ... *gg*

Grüße

Neely
12-02-2004, 02:59 PM
Naja, ich würd sagen, dass ich so mehr oder weniger das Pflichprogramm von Wien schon gesehen hab: Pratergelände, Hofburg, Schönbrunn, Rathaus, Hundertwasser, Stefansdom, in unzähligen Museen war ich schon drin... dann natürlich hab ich in etlichen Kaffeehäusern schon tausende Kalorien durch die ganzen guten süßen Sachen reingezockt... naja, ich hab bestimmt noch mehr Sachen gesehen, nur weiß es nicht mehr. Ich muss auch nicht unbedingt Sehenswürdigkeiten anschauen, es reicht mir auch wenn ich einfach zu einem Event (war schon mal beim Tennis in der Wiener Stadthalle ;) ) hinfahre oder einfach ein bisschen bummeln geh

nö, war noch nie in Deutsch-Wagram, habs nur so cool gefunden, weil ich weiß dass Melzer da herkomt ;)

Kristen
12-02-2004, 03:07 PM
Tele-Ring Trophy starts in 5 days :D
For non-German speakers, this website is pretty useful: http://www.tennistrophy.at/en/index.php

Fingers crossed for the boys! And Barbara...when you come back, I couldnt help it. I had to vote for Martin Legner in the poll on the site!!

-SaFiinsBabY-
12-02-2004, 03:15 PM
@ Neely ...

Dann hast du eigentlich ee schon recht viel gesehen ;)
In welchem Jahr warst du denn bei der BA-CA Trophy?
Ich war heuer und letztes Jahr ... letztes Jahr einmal ... voriges Jahr an zwei Tagen ... ;)

Ja, bald beginnt die Tele-Ring Trophy ... wirst du hinfahren, Neely?

Grüße

Neely
12-04-2004, 06:50 PM
nein, werd ich net... außer ich hab doch noch Bock ein paar Tage blau zu machen, was ich mir aber eher nicht mehr leisten kann, weil ich schon in vielen Kursen oft genug gefehlt hab :rolleyes: :tears:

ich hoffe aber, dass Kiefer gut spielen kann! Ist ja super besetzt und kann voll der Länderkampf Österreich gegen Deutschland werden.

-SaFiinsBabY-
12-05-2004, 09:37 AM
Ja, es wird super Matches geben ... ;)
Tja ... und wieder haben wir diese Gegenüberstellung Deuschland - Österreich :)
Aber die besten mögen gewinnen ... :)

Neely
12-07-2004, 04:25 PM
Melzer is also back from his holiday in Jamaica and is preparing for the next season now... also he is playing in St. Anton this week!

Duell Koubek - Melzer am Arlberg??

Vergangene Woche Challenger auf Mauritius, kommende Woche tele.ring Tennis Trophy in St. Anton am Arlberg: Mit einer "Kneipp-Tour" bereitet sich Stefan Koubek auf die Saison 2005 vor. Eines seiner Ziele: wieder Österreichs Nummer eins zu werden. Am Arlberg trifft Koubek auf Landsmann Melzer.

Der Unterschied zwischen Melzer und Koubek, die beide ab Mittwoch bei der tele.ring Tennis Trophy in St. Anton am Arlberg an den Start gehen, ist derzeit noch relativ groß: Melzer belegt mit 920 Punkten ATP-Platz 39, Koubek mit 622 Punkten Platz 63. Aber schon im Jänner, Februar und März könnte Koubeks aktueller 298-Punkte-Rückstand deutlich schrumpfen: Bei Melzer stehen im ersten Jahresviertel 220 Punkte auf dem Spiel, bei Koubek nur 104. Noch krasser der Unterschied im zweiten Quartal: Melzer spielte 2004 groß auf, muss daher im April, Mai und Juni 2005 satte 275 Punkte verteidigen. Koubek spielte 2004 im Frühjahr schlecht und war oft verletzt – für ihn stehen im April, Mai und Juni 2005 nur 123 Punkte auf dem Spiel. Im zweiten Halbjahr lief´s 2004 übrigens anders: Durch das Erreichen des Halblfinales auf Mauritius hat Koubek das ATP-Fernduell gegen seinen Daviscup-Kollegen im zweiten Halbjahr 2004 sogar knapp gewonnen.

Erstes Duell
Melzer und Koubek sind noch nie in einem offiziellen Match aufeinander getroffen – kommende Woche könnte es im Rahmen der tele.ring Tennis Trophy in St. Anton am Arlberg endlich erstmals so weit sein. Übrigens vor den Augen von Daviscup-Kapitän Thomas Muster, dem Star des erstmals am Arlberg ausgetragenen Seniors-Events. Koubek: "Ich würde gern auf Jürgen treffen – am liebsten im Finale. Denn das würde bedeuten, dass wir die Deutschen in den Gruppenspielen paniert haben." Bei der tele.ring Tennis Trophy im ARLBERG-well.com treffen Koubek und Melzer vom 8. bis 11. Dezember auf das deutsche Daviscup-Team mit Tommy Haas, Nicolas Kiefer und Rainer Schüttler. Sechster Spieler ist der tschechische Shooting-Star Tomas Berdych. Der Sieger des hochkarätigen Einladungsturniers fährt mit einem KIA Sportage nach Hause.

-SaFiinsBabY-
12-07-2004, 07:03 PM
Statt Rainer Schüttler --> Sjeng Schalken ;)

MissKoubek1981
12-08-2004, 05:21 PM
Hello u ...

I am from austria too ... :)
Das heißt ich kann gleich auf deutsch schreiben *gg* :rolleyes:
Woher kommst du?;)

Lg :)

Hallo, grüß dich!
Ich bin aus der Steiermark, wohne aber jetzt in Deutschland! Woher bist du denn?

LG Dany :)

Neely
12-08-2004, 06:44 PM
St. Anton Tennis Trophy, Jürgen's 1st match:

Jürgen lost 2-6 6-7(6) to Sjeng Schalken... :banghead: :(

for those who can understand German, here is the summary of the comments from the website during the game:


vor Beginn Dazwischen sehen wir als Schmankerl ein Match der sog. "Seniors" zwischen dem ehemaligen Australian Open-Sieger Petr Korda (CZE) und dem Publikumsliebling Alex Antonitsch.
vor Beginn Später am Abend können wir uns noch auf das Comeback von Nicolas Kiefer freuen. "Kiwi" wird gegen den tschechischen Jungstar Tomas Berdych aufschlagen.
vor Beginn Herzlich willkommen zur tele.ring Tennis Trophy 2004 in St. Anton am Arlberg. Gleich zum Auftakt sehen wir hier den Titelverteidiger Sjeng Schalken. Der Niederländer trifft auf den Lokalmatadoren Jürgen Melzer.
vor Beginn Die Akteure kommen unter noch etwas spärlichem Applaus auf den Court. Es kann also gleich mit dem ersten Match der tele.ring Tennis Trophy 2004 losgehen...
1.Satz ...soeben endet die Einschlagphase und der Lokalmatador schlägt zum ersten Mal auf.
1.Satz Und das bravourös! Sehr guteb Aufschläge gepaart mit sicheren Volleys bescheren Melzer den ersten Spielgewinn.
1.Satz Aber auch Schalken mit sicherem Service und gleicht so zum 1:1 im ersten Satz aus.
1.Satz Noch hätten die Spieler vor dem Match jeden einzelnen Zuschauer per Handschlag begrüßen können. Dies liegt aber wohl eher an dem aussergewöhnlichen Rahmenprogramm und weniger an der Klasse der Akteure.
1.Satz Eben lobe ich noch die Aufschlagqualitäten des Herrn Melzer, schon gibt er zum ersten Mal sein Service ab. Schalken führt nun nach locker gewonnenem Service mit 3:1 in Satz 1.
1.Satz Nun aber auch von Seiten des Österreichers wieder ein souverän gewonnenes Service, so dass er auf 2:3 verkürzen kann.
1.Satz Nach einem tollen Vorhand-Winner longline die Linie entlang, hat Melzer nun den ersten Breakball seinerseits!
1.Satz Der Zweite folgt zugleich...doch mit Hilfe eines Service-Winners abgewehrt. Einstand.
1.Satz Schalken kann sein Service letzten Endes aber doch noch halten und liegt so weiterhin mit einem Break vorne im 1.Satz. So heisst es nun 4:2 aus Sicht des Niederländers
1.Satz Nach 40:0 muss Melzer doch noch über Einstand...
1.Satz ...und da ist der nächste Breakball gegen Melzer, Das könnte bereits die Vorentscheidung im ersten Durchgang sein!
1.Satz Und so ist es auch! Ein weiterer leichter Fehler beschert Schalken nun gar die 5:2 Führung, und schlägt folglich nach dem Seitenwechsel zum Gewinn des 1. Satzes auf.
1.Satz Mit einem wunderschönen Passierball holt sich Schalken die ersten beiden Satzbälle!
1.Satz Und den Zweiten verwertet der Titelverteidiger auch zum kaum gefährdeten 6:2 im ersten Durchgang. Melzer bisher eindeutig mit zu vielen Fehlern, Schalken dagegen sehr sicher und sehr konterstark.
2.Satz Der zweite Satz beginnt genauso wie der Erste: mit einem sicher gewonnenem Aufschlagspiel des Österreichers.
2.Satz Gleich zu Beginn des Satzes holt sich Melzer 3 Breakbälle! Von denen er den ersten direkt nutzt. Er liegt nun mit 2:0 in Front in Durchgang 2.
2.Satz Das waren nun 9 Punkte in Folge des Herrn Melzer - er scheint sich gefangen zu haben und will wohl unbedingt noch in den Champions Tiebreak - dieser wird anstatt eines dritten Satzes gespielt.
2.Satz Aber auch Sjeng Schalken hat es nicht verlernt. Er bringt sein Service zu Null durch und verkürzt auf 1:3.
2.Satz Der 23-jährige Österreicher scheint nun endgültig zu seinem Spiel gefunden zu haben. Ohne größeren Probleme hält er sein Service und zieht auf 4:1 davon.
2.Satz Nach 0:30 kämpft sich Schalken doch noch zurück und bleibt zumindest dran - 2:4 heisst es nun aus seiner Sicht!
2.Satz Je länger das Match andauert, desto höher das Niveau! Traumballwechsel mit dem besseren Ende für Schalken.
2.Satz Jetzt muss aber Melzer doch über Einstand - kommt Schalken jetzt nochmal zurück?
2.Satz Und schon hat er die Chance zum Re-Break! Die er mit Hilfe eines weiteren sog. "Unforced Errors" des Österreichers nutzt. Damit ist im 2.Satz wieder alles im Lot. Nach dem Seitenwechsel schlägt Schalken beim Stande von 3:4 auf.
2.Satz Und schon ist die komfortable 4:1 Führung von Jürgen Melzer dahin. 4:4 steht es nun.
2.Satz Oh weh, die nächsten Breakbälle für Schalken - gleich 3 an der Zahl!
2.Satz 2 davon kann Melzer abwehren, doch eine weit ins Aus geschlagene Vorhand bringt ihm den nächsten Aufschlagverlust. Damit schlägt der "fliegende Holländer" nun beim Stande von 6:2 und 5:4 zum Matchgewinn auf. Hat Melzer dem noch was zu entgegnen?
2.Satz Auch wenn Jürgen Melzer heute nicht sein bestes Tennis zeigt, dafür zeigt er sich als Sportsmann von seiner aller besten Seite. Beim Stande von 30:30 gibt er einen Passierball Schalkens gut, obwohl der Stuhlschiedsrichter diesen aus gesehen hat. Damit Matchball Schalken!
2.Satz WAS FÜR EIN BALLWECHSEL! Melzer kämpft wie ein Löwe und holt sich am Ende mit einem unerreichbaren Volley-Stopp das Break zurück. 5 beide im zweiten Satz.
2.Satz Und das scheint ihm wieder Selbstbewußtsein verliehen zu haben - ein nicht zu unterschätzender Faktor beim jungen Österreicher. Nach gewonnenem Service liegt er nun wieder mit 6:5 vorne. Wer hätte das noch für möglich gehalten...
2.Satz Nach einem Satz, bei dem es ständig hin und her ging, muss nun der Tiebreak die Entscheidung bringen.
2.Satz Melzer mit dem ersten Mini-Break. 2:1.
2.Satz Aber mit einer dieser gefürchteten Rückhand-Winner die Linie entlang gleicht Schalken zum 2:2 aus.
2.Satz Bezeichnend für das gesamte Match verschlägt Jürgen Melzer eine weitere Vorhand und so gewinnt Sjeng Schalken den Tiebreak des zweiten Satzes mit 8:6.
Ende Mit 6:2 und 7:6 sichert sich Schalken in einem vor allem im zweiten Durchgang hochklassigen Match den ersten Sieg in seiner Gruppe.
Ende Melzer hat zu spät ins Match gefunden und war insgesamt zu unkonstant. Schalken dagegen mit wenigen Fehlern und seiner bekannten Rückhand, die unter den Zuschauern zu einigen Zungenschnalzern geführt hat!
Ende Sjeng Schalken trifft morgen auf den Comebacker des Jahres, Tommy Haas, auf den Jürgen Melzer am Freitag treffen wird.

-SaFiinsBabY-
12-08-2004, 07:09 PM
@ MissKoubek ... Ich bin von Niederösterreich ... genauer aus Deutsch-Wagram ... ist in der Nähe von Wien ... eine kleine Stadt ;)

Ich find das so schade, dass der Jürgen verloren hat ...

Kristen
12-09-2004, 05:40 AM
Was he injured or just playing inconsistently, as usual? :angel:

-SaFiinsBabY-
12-09-2004, 12:53 PM
Don't be soooo "nice"

Kristen
12-11-2004, 01:01 AM
sorry?
So it was just a regular match. Nothing went wrong? I can't read German so I was being serious. I guess it's been a while, and he's had shoulder issues :scratch:.

Neely
12-11-2004, 02:40 AM
results of the Austrians today at St. Anton:

Koubek lost to Kiefer 4-6 3-6
Melzer lost to Haas 4-6 7-6(4) 7-10
Muster def. Forget 7-6(2) 6-2
(Forget replaced Kühnen who got injured)

At least Muster won for Austria.
He will face Petr Korda in the final tomorrow, so at least one Austrian player reached the final.

scoring summary from the website about Muster's match:

vor Beginn Der französische Davis Cup und Fed Cup-Kapitän sprang kurzfristig für Patrick Kühnen ein, der sich gestern bei einem Schaukampf gegen Mansour Bahrami bedauerlicherweise eine Verletzung zuzog!
vor Beginn Nach einer kurzen Pause freuen wir uns also auf das zweite Halbfinale des Seniors-Turnier. Der Sieger trifft morgen auf Petr Korda (CZE), der am Mittwoch bereits den Publikumsliebling Alex Antonitsch in 2 Sätzen schlug.
vor Beginn Thomas Muster füllt noch immer jede Tennis-Arena Österreichs. Mit den Worten des "besten österreichischen Tennisspielers aller Zeiten" wird er vom Hallensprecher angekündigt und von den Zuschauern frenetisch gefeiert!
1. Satz Muster überaus offensiv, so oft wie in diesem ersten Aufschlagspiel sah man Muster früher nur selten am Netz! Aber er ist erfolgreich damit und führt 1:0 im ersten Satz.
1. Satz Und wieder schließt Muster mit einem gelungen Volley ab und holt sich mit etwas Mühe sein zweites Aufschlagspiel und liegt nun mit 2:1 in Front!
1. Satz Die Bilder wiederholen sich! Muster am Netz und wieder der Punkt! Er hält weiter sein Service zur 3:2 Führung im ersten Satz.
1. Satz Aber auch Guy Forget macht eine sehr gute Figur! Zu Null gewinnt auch er sein Service und gleicht auf 3:3 aus.
1. Satz Derzeit sieht alles nach einem Tie-Break aus. Denn beide servieren derart souverän, dass ein Break kaum vorstellbar erscheint.
1. Satz Mit einem Ass holt sich Muster nun die 5:4 Führung, so dass der Franzose nach dem Seitenwechsel gegen den Satzverlust serviert.
1. Satz Aber das lässt den Altstar kalt - locker gleicht er zum 5:5 aus im ersten Durchgang.
1. Satz 0:30 aus Sicht Musters. Was macht er? Er spielt Serve and Volley - erfolgreich! Unglaublich, man mag seinen Augen kaum trauen! Die Zuschauer sind begeistert.
1. Satz SENSATIONELL! Die Halle tobt! Stopp Musters, Forget holt ihn und setzt einen Lob an, den holt Muster natürlich und passiert Forget aus der Drehung. Klasse, so macht Tennis Spaß!
1. Satz Und wie schon vor einigen Minuten prophezeit muss der Tie-Break die Entscheidung in Satz 1 bringen.
1. Satz Muster aggressiv, geht wieder ans Netz und holt sich 2 schnelle Mini-Breaks zur 3:0 Führung.
1. Satz Das sieht doch schon ganz gut aus mit dem ersten österreichischen Erfolg am heutigen Tag. 4 Satzbälle Muster!
1. Satz Und eine tollen Rückhand die Linie entlang bringt ihm der 7:2 Sieg im Tie-Break des ersten Satzes. Das trägt natürlich zur tollen Stimmung in der arlberg-well.com-Arena bei!
2. Satz Der zweite Satz verläuft wie der Erste - beide halten ihr Service jeweils sicher. 2:2 heisst es daher.
2. Satz Einmal mehr werde ich umgehend Lügen gestraft. Thomas Muster holt sich soeben das erste Break und liegt nun mit 3:2 in Front. So wie es derzeit aussieht können wir uns morgen auf einen weiteren Auftritt der österreichischen Tennis-Legende freuen.
2. Satz Forget bleibt weiter dran und kann auf 3:4 verkürzen, dennoch liegt noch immer ein Break zurück.
2. Satz Aber Thomas Muster zeigt heute ungeahnte Aufschlagsqualitäten und zieht so auf 5:3 im zweiten Durchgang davon.
2. Satz Jetzt naht das Ende! 2 Matchbälle für den Publikumsliebling!
Ende Forget schien am Ende etwas die Kraft aus zu gehen. Verstädnlich, da er ja sehr plötzlich einspringen musste. Muster dagegen war engagiert wie eh und jeh und siegte daher völlig verdient mit 7:6 und 6:3.
Ende Das Finale des Seniors Turnier bestreiten daher morgen Thomas Muster und der Tscheche Petr Korda.
Ende Wir sahen heute wirklich sehr unterhaltsame Matches. Insebesondere das Match zwischen Tommy Haas und Jürgen Melzer, das von Intensität her durchaus an ein Davis Cup Match erinnerte.
Ende Auch sahen wir heute erneut einen Nicolas Kiefer, der bereits jetzt in sensationeller Frühform ist und man sich schon auf die Saison 2005 mit Kiwi freuen darf. Er zog mit einem glatten 2-Satz-Sieg ins Finale gegen Sjeng Schalken ein.
Ende Wir hoffen Sie einmal mehr gut informiert und auch unterhalten zu haben, und würden uns freuen, Sie morgen zu den Finalspielen wieder an gleicher Stelle zu gleicher Zeit begrüßen zu dürfen.
Ende Bis dahin wünschen wir in noch eine gute Nacht und senden winterliche Grüße vom Arlberg in Ihr Zuhause!

Neely
12-11-2004, 02:47 AM
sorry?
So it was just a regular match. Nothing went wrong? I can't read German so I was being serious. I guess it's been a while, and he's had shoulder issues :scratch:.
Melzer seemed to be okay, in an interview after the match I've read that he said that he didn't have shoulder problems anymore. He was doing a lot of weight lifting to strengthen his shoulder muscles. Muscles always take away pressure from the joints. Hopefully it pays off.

He will spend Christman at home with family and his girlfriend, he will go to Australia on 29th of December.

Kristen
12-11-2004, 03:08 AM
Thanks for that Neely :yeah:
Only three weeks until I go to Adelaide! It's coming so quickly now. I wish the other 49 weeks of the year could pass a little faster :rolleyes:

MightyJurgenfan
12-12-2004, 12:30 PM
I saw that Jurgen Melzer won the special award given out at Tele-ring by Tennisweb.at. That was a nice honor for him. :)

-SaFiinsBabY-
12-12-2004, 03:14 PM
I voted too =)

MightyJurgenfan
12-13-2004, 02:20 PM
I voted all the time also. But he was not even on the list to vote for the two previous months so I though Stefan Koubek was going to win. I amglad Jurgnen won.

They now have a new voter choice. Who will be the best Austrian player next year. I am voting for Jurgen again and again.

-SaFiinsBabY-
12-13-2004, 03:29 PM
I'm voting too ... but i think that isn't for any award ... =)

MightyJurgenfan
12-13-2004, 08:49 PM
No, I do not think it has an award. It is just a poll to see who most people think will be ranked the highest at the end of the year 2005.

-SaFiinsBabY-
12-13-2004, 09:59 PM
I think so too ... btw ... did you get my pm?=)

MightyJurgenfan
12-13-2004, 11:25 PM
I am sorry I do not know what a pm is. What is it?

Neely
12-14-2004, 12:20 AM
PM = private message

MightyJurgenfan
12-14-2004, 01:00 AM
Sometimes I am so dumb. Thank you. No I did not get it.

MightyJurgenfan
12-14-2004, 03:27 AM
Safilnsbaby, I read the PM and now have to learn how to answer it. What do I do?

-SaFiinsBabY-
12-14-2004, 08:35 AM
If you got the pm ... on the right side (down) click on "quote" and then you can write back ... =)

MightyJurgenfan
12-14-2004, 11:26 AM
Thank you. Look for a Pm from me.

-SaFiinsBabY-
12-14-2004, 12:49 PM
I got it --> =)

deflori
12-17-2004, 04:59 PM
i have a few thomas muster pics taken in austria kitzbuehel this year,enjoy: )


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http://img48.exs.cx/img48/6600/Thumb019.jpg
http://img48.exs.cx/img48/8024/Thumb023.jpg
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-SaFiinsBabY-
12-17-2004, 06:35 PM
They are great ... thanks ;)

Björki
12-22-2004, 02:07 PM
looks like Koubek is suspended for 3 mounth due to doping.

22.12.2004 http://www.sportbild.de/

Das Weihnachtsfest von Stefan Koubek dürfte gelaufen sein. Der österreichische Profi ist wegen Dopings vom Internationalen Tennis-Verband (ITF) drei Monate gesperrt worden.

Mit dieser Mitteilung ging der Kärtner selbst an die Öffentlichkeit. Der 27-Jährige, der das Jahr als Nummer 60 im Champions Race beendete, will Berufung gegen das Urteil einlegen, weil er sich unschuldig fühlt.

Koubek war im Mai bei den French Open positiv auf die verbotene Substanz (Triamcinolon-Acetonid) getestet worden. Der Tennis-Profi führt den Doping-Befund auf eine Behandlung durch seinen Arzt zurück. Dieser habe ihm nach einer Handgelenkverletzung im Mai eine Spritze gegeben und ihm die Unbedenklichkeit des Medikaments versichert. Koubek warf dem Mediziner Fahrlässigkeit vor.

Bei dem Grand-Slam-Turnier in Paris war Koubek in der dritten Runde gegen den Argentinier David Nalbandian ausgeschieden. Sein bestes Resultat in diesem Jahr war der Einzug ins Halbfinale des Turniers in Basel. Durch die Doping-Sperre fällt Koubek sowohl für die Australian Open als auch für die erste Davis Cup-Runde aus.

MightyJurgenfan
12-22-2004, 03:24 PM
This is terrible news for both Stefan and Austria. In order to defeat Australia in the Davis Cup both Stefan and Jurgen Melzer would have had to play great tennis. Now Austria's chances have gone down.

It appears that Stefan did nothing wrong. I wish that the decision to ban him for 3 months will be reviewed quickly and he will be allowed to play.

Neely
12-22-2004, 06:32 PM
I take Koubek's word for this and I hope that he doesn't lie about this incident. It makes a huge difference for me if your intention is to dope in order to increase your performance or if you took or got it unintentionally through an injection after he even tried to reassure with the doctor that the medicament is okay.

MightyJurgenfan
12-24-2004, 05:55 PM
I completely trust that Stefan did question the Doctor and the Doctor made a mistake in reasurring him it was okay. It I am reading the translations correctly, it is a newly banned substance and the Doctor did not have the current list which is was on.

Does anyone know if they will appeal? I think they are trying to decide whether to appeal or not. Orginally the committee wanted to suspend Stefan for 2 years and take away his wins against England in the Davis Cup. Is that correct?

Neely
12-25-2004, 04:07 PM
I completely trust that Stefan did question the Doctor and the Doctor made a mistake in reasurring him it was okay. It I am reading the translations correctly, it is a newly banned substance and the Doctor did not have the current list which is was on.
Yes, that can be correct because there was a newly forbidden substance (since 2004) in it.

Does anyone know if they will appeal? I think they are trying to decide whether to appeal or not.
Not completely correct, from what I always have read they want 100% appeal, they are already waiting to appeal, but this is not possible until the written confirmation of the sentence arrives and this is not expected until middle of January, they said.

Orginally the committee wanted to suspend Stefan for 2 years and take away his wins against England in the Davis Cup. Is that correct?
exactly, they wanted a much higher penalty, but thanks to the effort of Dr. Demel, a very experienced guy who is the head of the Austrian Doping Commitee, a ligther penalty was the result.


If they had only reported the treatment due to therapeutical purposes, this incident would have never happened and everything would have been okay :banghead: :banghead: :rolleyes:

Action Jackson
12-25-2004, 04:10 PM
Well of course he is going to appeal this, but he or his coach should have notified the ATP that there was going to be an injection for his injury, then they would know about it.

I mean Koubek might like some pot, but that's not performance enhancing, but I don't think he went out to intentionally cheat unlike Rusedski and some others.

MightyJurgenfan
12-25-2004, 11:07 PM
Well I can see I have a lot more respect for Stean Koubek than you do. I suspect all players will need to notify the ATP even if they want to take an aspirn. Will that protect them? I doubt it.

I agree with you about Rusedski and your some others comment. He got off fairly well. Why aren't the tennis players coming out and supporting Stefan the way they supposedly did Rusedski. I think the othe Austrian players would be taking his side.

Kristen
01-01-2005, 08:23 AM
You guys!!!!!
Jurgen was SO lazy today! ;) He sat on the sofa for hours, lol, and then he trained with Radek. He did pretty well, hit the tape a few times :rolleyes: but otherwise not bad ;)

Action Jackson
01-01-2005, 08:36 AM
You guys!!!!!
Jurgen was SO lazy today! ;) He sat on the sofa for hours, lol, and then he trained with Radek. He did pretty well, hit the tape a few times :rolleyes: but otherwise not bad ;)

Still chasing the man with the lovely hair then BG? It seems the previous poster doesn't understand my appreciation for Koubek.

Kristen
01-01-2005, 08:41 AM
Yeah definitely! And after today, it will probably increase! I told him he'd be getting a little something from me in Sydney ;) (inspirational book thing. I decided he needs it for DC!) His hair is looking mighty fine :) and he is sooo friendly! And lazy! lol.... there are a couple of big lounges here,,, one had jurgen on it all day, the other had thomas, his gf/fiancee/wife as well as aspelin, and magnus :) and some other guy.... lol

Action Jackson
01-01-2005, 08:45 AM
Well now since Koubek isn't going. I won't be going to Sydney, though I might just to see Muster.

Kristen
01-01-2005, 08:58 AM
Davis Cup?
Tickets on sale in just over a week :D

Action Jackson
01-01-2005, 09:04 AM
Davis Cup?
Tickets on sale in just over a week :D

You will be there with bells on.