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Angelito
03-02-2004, 02:58 PM
After a bad beginning David must do it well in this tournament, so support him and whish him luck!!!!

VAMOS DAVID!!!

*Ljubica*
03-02-2004, 03:02 PM
Good idea - Angelito - you know I always do.

Angelito
03-02-2004, 03:07 PM
Thanks Rose.
He'll do it well in Indian. He has an extra motivation: showing american public how good he is!!!

don_na
03-02-2004, 03:21 PM
Yes Angel!! Let's send him our positive wishes!!

jazz_girl
03-02-2004, 03:41 PM
Great Idea!!!!
David, I wish all the best for you!!! I'm sure you'll do great in Indians Wells!!!! That's the tournament that counts! ;)

Ma. Estefania
03-02-2004, 10:34 PM
Good to see an "early" cheering thread for David at this tournament. :)

Luckily here in Latin America we have great coverage of this event :bigclap:

jazz_girl
03-02-2004, 11:31 PM
Good to see an "early" cheering thread for David at this tournament. :)

Luckily here in Latin America we have great coverage of this event :bigclap:
That's true!!!
Let's think that he lost in this first match just to do us a favour, so we don't have to suffer with the live score anymore! LOL!

Ma. Estefania
03-03-2004, 12:28 AM
LOL@Jazz_Girl :)

Then thanx David ;) :lol:

jazz_girl
03-03-2004, 12:43 AM
LOL@Jazz_Girl :)

Then thanx David ;) :lol:
Of course!!! Look, Guille did it too!!! lol!!!

Muchacha_83
03-03-2004, 04:16 PM
That's true!!!
Let's think that he lost in this first match just to do us a favour, so we don't have to suffer with the live score anymore! LOL!

:p , your absolutly right! lol
you know how he cares abaut us ,
so now we only have to whish him all the luck and give him a lot of suport in Indian wells!!!!!! :bigclap:

bovenbuuf
03-03-2004, 04:25 PM
That's true!!!
Let's think that he lost in this first match just to do us a favour, so we don't have to suffer with the live score anymore! LOL!

well lets hope that the indian wells is on tv than, we suffered a lot...

*Ljubica*
03-03-2004, 05:39 PM
We have great coverage of Indian Wells here in England too - all we need is David to be there and win it :)

Ma. Estefania
03-03-2004, 05:50 PM
Yeah, I hope he can do that. :)

Action Jackson
03-04-2004, 11:52 AM
I just hope he is fit enough and hopefully comfortble with his movement to do himself justice in hostile territory.

Jazzy
03-05-2004, 07:40 AM
VAMOS DAVID!!

Iza
03-05-2004, 08:46 PM
unforthc, there's NO indian wells in romania so i'm not gonna see it :sad: :mad:

don_na
03-05-2004, 09:38 PM
Hi Iza...we don't get much tennis coverage in Canada..the people who post here do an excellent job in keeping everyone else posted!!

bovenbuuf
03-05-2004, 09:54 PM
Hi Iza...we don't get much tennis coverage in Canada..the people who post here do an excellent job in keeping everyone else posted!!

well and we need that, here aswell a lot of soccer, wintersport but no tennis...

*Ljubica*
03-05-2004, 10:12 PM
well and we need that, here aswell a lot of soccer, wintersport but no tennis...

Well we don't get much on ordinary TV here - most of ours is on satellite or digital Pay TV.

Muchacha_83
03-06-2004, 12:48 AM
here in portugal we only have futebol and futebol !!
we only see tennis in eurosport , and we have a pay tv chanel that gives some tennis, they give tournaments that eurosport doesn't show
so like eurosport wont show indian wells our the pa NASDAQ-100 Open :fiery: im not gona to see david playing for a some time :sad:

jazz_girl
03-06-2004, 01:22 AM
Am I mistaken or the draw for Indians Wells will be out tomorrow????

Hajnalka
03-06-2004, 01:27 AM
here in portugal we only have futebol and futebol !!
we only see tennis in eurosport , and we have a pay tv chanel that gives some tennis, they give tournaments that eurosport doesn't show
so like eurosport wont show indian wells our the pa NASDAQ-100 Open :fiery: im not gona to see david playing for a some time :sad:

The situation is the same here in Hungary. We've 2 sport channels: Eurosport and Sport 1. Fortunately I can see the 4 GS's, plus some big comps on Eurosport but that's all... I'll not to able to see Indian Wells too. :sad:

Ma. Estefania
03-06-2004, 02:18 AM
Here in Ecuador I can watch tennis only by cable, there are only 2 channels too: ESPN Latin America and Fox Sports Latin America.

On ordinary TV as almost all of you, we only get football; and only tennis when there are the 2 Challengers, and the Davis Cup ties.

Fedex
03-06-2004, 02:21 AM
GOOD LUCK!!! :banana: :D :woohoo:

sigmagirl91
03-06-2004, 02:31 AM
I'll have to check my local listings. We usually get Indian Wells and Miami.

bovenbuuf
03-06-2004, 08:31 AM
Am I mistaken or the draw for Indians Wells will be out tomorrow????

The 2004 Pacific Life Open WTA Tour singles main draw will be made on Monday, March 8, while the ATP singles main draw will be made on Tuesday, March 9.

SO I'll guess we have to wait a little bit longer......

jazz_girl
03-06-2004, 01:12 PM
Here in Ecuador I can watch tennis only by cable, there are only 2 channels too: ESPN Latin America and Fox Sports Latin America.

On ordinary TV as almost all of you, we only get football; and only tennis when there are the 2 Challengers, and the Davis Cup ties.
Both TMS will be on ESPN and ESPN+, right? Well, I was reading the cable magazine and it says that they'll show it since the 15th and not 8th, don't you know if this is a mistake???

jazz_girl
03-06-2004, 01:14 PM
The 2004 Pacific Life Open WTA Tour singles main draw will be made on Monday, March 8, while the ATP singles main draw will be made on Tuesday, March 9.

SO I'll guess we have to wait a little bit longer......
I am soooo confused! When does this tournament start? I read somewhere that it starts on the 12th, but now everyone's telling me that starts on the 8th, does anyone know for sure?

Fedex
03-06-2004, 08:01 PM
I went to the Pacific Life website, and it seems like ESPN will have coverage in the states. Heres the link: http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/tournament/tvschedule.asp
Odd, because it says it starts the 8th, yet coverage dosnt begin till the 14th!! :eek:

jazz_girl
03-06-2004, 08:08 PM
I went to the Pacific Life website, and it seems like ESPN will have coverage in the states. Heres the link: http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/tournament/tvschedule.asp
Odd, because it says it starts the 8th, yet coverage dosnt begin till the 14th!! :eek:
Yes, it's the same for Latin America. Anyway, I don't think we'll miss much because the important players won't start till the secon round...Thank you for the info!

*Ljubica*
03-06-2004, 09:15 PM
Yes, it's the same for Latin America. Anyway, I don't think we'll miss much because the important players won't start till the secon round...Thank you for the info!

As far as I know, the whole tournament starts on 8th, but because it has a much larger draw than the usual Masters' event and women play there as well, the first week is mainly made up of qualifiers and some of the lower ranked players. The main draw (which is the equivalent of a normal Masters' Series event) starts on 14th, though our TV coverage here doesn't start til 15th so I hope David gets a late start!

Ma. Estefania
03-07-2004, 04:14 AM
OMG! Thanx for that info, Rosie :kiss: Je Je, when I was reading the former posts I was getting angry already, je je, you know....I thought I wasn't gonna be able to watch the tournament from the 1st days.

But now I'm ok. :)

Hajnalka
03-07-2004, 11:30 AM
Well I think it'll be very important to win his matches in I.W. Actually I'm a bit worried about his ranking and I don't want to see him outside the Top 10!

Good Luck David!!! :clap2:

claudine140
03-07-2004, 11:38 AM
don't be angry about television coverages, here in europe it is even worser, nothing about tennis super nines. And eurosport shows only female tennis :((

bovenbuuf
03-07-2004, 11:50 AM
Yes I agree Claudine140. Eurosport is realy strange we start with 2 days dubai, than we go over to semi and final doha and than we see scottsdale...

*Ljubica*
03-07-2004, 01:01 PM
Yes I agree Claudine140. Eurosport is realy strange we start with 2 days dubai, than we go over to semi and final doha and than we see scottsdale...

Yes, I know what you mean - weird, - though I must admit that after David lost in Dubai I kind of lost interest in the TV coverage anyway.

Btw - I know this isn't anything to do with Indian Wells, but it seemed stupid to start a thread on it so early, so just thought I'd use this Forum to say I've just found out that David has agreed to play at Halle in Germany as one of the warm-up tournaments for Wimbledon in June. It has a great line-up there including Marat and Roger, - I'm almost tempted to go for a week-end!

jazz_girl
03-07-2004, 01:07 PM
Yes, I know what you mean - weird, - though I must admit that after David lost in Dubai I kind of lost interest in the TV coverage anyway.

Btw - I know this isn't anything to do with Indian Wells, but it seemed stupid to start a thread on it so early, so just thought I'd use this Forum to say I've just found out that David has agreed to play at Halle in Germany as one of the warm-up tournaments for Wimbledon in June. It has a great line-up there including Marat and Roger, - I'm almost tempted to go for a week-end!
Really??? That's great!!! Thanks a lot for the info Rosie! I think he'll be great in Wibledon this year, and the US Open too!
Hey, if you go there, PLEASE, tell us all the scoops! ;)
J.

*Ljubica*
03-07-2004, 01:14 PM
Really??? That's great!!! Thanks a lot for the info Rosie! I think he'll be great in Wibledon this year, and the US Open too!
Hey, if you go there, PLEASE, tell us all the scoops! ;)
J.

Well I'll definately be at Wimbledon Jazz_Girl, but I'll have to think hard abut Halle. A colleague of mine at work is on holiday that same week, so I know I couldn't get time off and could only go there for the final week-end. This means I could well end up buying tickets in advance and then finding David is not playing by that time, so I'll have to work out finances and see if I know anyone who might buy the tickets off me if I end up not wanting to go. There are so many great tournaments in Europe at that time of year and I'm already going to Monte Carlo and the first week of Roland Garros - perhaps I'm just being greedy wanting to have a few days at Halle as well? I just want to see David sooo badly! I really, really miss him!

bovenbuuf
03-07-2004, 01:15 PM
Yes Rosie I'm tempted as well, Germany is so close...

And about dubai, its true after Davids loss I lost also a great of interest..

jazz_girl
03-07-2004, 01:22 PM
Yes Rosie I'm tempted as well, Germany is so close...

And about dubai, its true after Davids loss I lost also a great of interest..
Besides, the only big player that was left was Federer, the big suprise there will be if he doesn't win, which I don't think will happen.

bovenbuuf
03-07-2004, 01:26 PM
Nio I think also that he will win. btw in scotsdale Andy is out!!

jazz_girl
03-07-2004, 01:27 PM
Nio I think also that he will win. btw in scotsdale Andy is out!!
Really???? I haven't been following these tournaments, after David lost I only followed Acapulco for a while...Was he out in QF or SF?

bovenbuuf
03-07-2004, 01:35 PM
semi. final is Kiefer v spadea

jazz_girl
03-07-2004, 01:40 PM
semi. final is Kiefer v spadea
So he lost in QF! Wow, after yelling and screeming for 5 minutes, poor Roddick! :devil:

bovenbuuf
03-07-2004, 01:51 PM
No sorry I didn't make myself clear. Andy lost in the semi final, in 3 sets against spadea. Spadea is in the final now against Kiefer

jazz_girl
03-07-2004, 02:03 PM
No sorry I didn't make myself clear. Andy lost in the semi final, in 3 sets against spadea. Spadea is in the final now against Kiefer
It's still good! He lost! ;)

bovenbuuf
03-07-2004, 02:06 PM
Yes!...he lost!....

jazz_girl
03-07-2004, 02:10 PM
Yes!...he lost!....
Are we anti-American for saying this???

bovenbuuf
03-07-2004, 02:13 PM
must be LOL!!

bovenbuuf
03-07-2004, 02:14 PM
maybe we make things better by saying that Sampres was good tennisplayer..

*Ljubica*
03-07-2004, 02:15 PM
Are we anti-American for saying this???

Trouble is - Spadea is American too and probably about as vile as Roddick!! Perhaps we can all cheer for Nicholas Keifer :) Actually, I'm pleased to see him in a final because he's had so many bad injuries this past couple of years - good for him for seeing it through and getting back to a Final again.

jazz_girl
03-07-2004, 02:18 PM
I didn't know that. Good for him then!!!

bovenbuuf
03-07-2004, 02:30 PM
yes, I knew that, so cheering for Kiefer. when is the match..I believe its live at Eurosport ( almost a miracle)

*Ljubica*
03-07-2004, 03:10 PM
yes, I knew that, so cheering for Kiefer. when is the match..I believe its live at Eurosport ( almost a miracle)

Really? Is it? I didn't know that. Probably on at some ridiculous hour of the night though - and I don't miss my "beauty sleep" for anyone but David :p I would really like to see Keifer win though - does anyone remember his match with Marat a couple of years ago at the US Open? It went to a final set tie-break - it was awesome. Poor Keifer was cramping so badly towards the end with heat exhaustion that he could hardly stand let alone play, but he kept on fighting. Yes - definately - good luck tonight Keifer!!

bovenbuuf
03-07-2004, 03:21 PM
well rosie its probably going to be a shock but the match starts at 8.00pm here...

bovenbuuf
03-07-2004, 10:28 PM
Trouble is - Spadea is American too and probably about as vile as Roddick!! Perhaps we can all cheer for Nicholas Keifer :) Actually, I'm pleased to see him in a final because he's had so many bad injuries this past couple of years - good for him for seeing it through and getting back to a Final again.

sorry Rosie the cheering didn't helped.. Kiefer lost in 3 sets 57,76,36
so all the americans are happy again....

*Ljubica*
03-08-2004, 10:51 AM
sorry Rosie the cheering didn't helped.. Kiefer lost in 3 sets 57,76,36
so all the americans are happy again....

Shame - I really do not like Spadea - my friend calls him "Evil Vince" because he was very rude to her once :devil:

Ma. Estefania
03-08-2004, 05:12 PM
I find Vince a nice guy.....at least he looks like that.....

He looked pretty happy winning finally a title. :)

Ma. Estefania
03-08-2004, 05:33 PM
I've just found on an argentine newspaper that David won't play this tournament :confused:

Here's the article in Spanish:

Nalbandian no jugará en Indian Wells

El cordobés David Nalbandian no participará del Pacific Life Open, primer torneo de tenis Masters Series de la temporada, que comenzará el viernes en Indian Wells y que otorga 2,77 millones de dólares en premios, informaron hoy allegados al tenista. El unquillense no pudo recuperarse de una lesión en el tobillo, que aparentemente no revestía gravedad.

Luego de 25 días de recuperación, Nalbandian iba a participar la semana pasada en el torneo de Dubai, pero el dolor en el tobillo persistió y debió realizarse fisioterapia y, por esa razón, descartó Indian Wells de su calendario.

El octavo ubicado en el ranking de la ATP volverá al país para recuperarse con vistas al Nasdaq-100 Open de Miami, segundo Masters Series, que comienza el 24 de marzo y para el match de cuartos de la Copa Davis ante Bielorrusia.

Ma. Estefania
03-08-2004, 05:35 PM
And here it's translated to English:

Nalbandian will not play in Indian Wells

The Cordovan David Nalbandian will not participate in the Pacific Life Open, first match of Masters tennis Series of the season, that will begin Friday in Indian Wells and that grants 2.77 million dollars in prizes, informed close friends to the tennis player today. The unquillense could not recover of an injury in the ankle, that apparently did not have gravity.

After 25 days of recovery, Nalbandian was going to participate the week last in the match of Dubai, but the pain in the ankle persisted and had to be made fisioterapia and, for that reason, it discarded Indian Wells of his calendar.

The eighth located in the ranking of the ATP will return to the country to recover with views to the Nasdaq-100 Open de Miami, second Masters Series, that 24 of March and for match of quarters of the Glass Davis begins before Bielorrusia.

Ma. Estefania
03-08-2004, 05:35 PM
I can't believe it :sad:

don_na
03-08-2004, 05:36 PM
HI Ma. Estefania!
Do you know why David isn't playing? Is it his ankles, wrist?? What horrible news!

love,
Donna

bovenbuuf
03-08-2004, 05:40 PM
this is realy horrible news...

Ma. Estefania
03-08-2004, 05:46 PM
Apparently the ankle.....he couldn't recover from it.

don_na
03-08-2004, 05:50 PM
thanks Ma Estefania....I was really afraid of this. I'm worried about what missing all these tournametns will do to his ranking...I wonder why David's injuries takes so long to recover, I guess he gives his matches 110% ....

*Ljubica*
03-08-2004, 05:53 PM
thanks Ma Estefania....I was really afraid of this. I'm worried about what missing all these tournametns will do to his ranking...I wonder why David's injuries takes so long to recover, I guess he gives his matches 110% ....


So was I Donna - I'm just so choked I don't know what to say right now.

Ma. Estefania
03-08-2004, 05:54 PM
Yeah, don_na......and apparently this is already pretty confirmed, I've found 2 more links to this new. :sad:

Ma. Estefania
03-08-2004, 05:55 PM
They're in Google; but they're in Spanish yet. Maybe in the upcoming hours the new will be in English.

don_na
03-08-2004, 06:00 PM
You and me both, Rose. I am so sad. We were all looking so forward to seeing him on court again.

don_na
03-08-2004, 06:00 PM
Thanks for keeping us posted, Ma. Estefania!

Ma. Estefania
03-08-2004, 06:10 PM
You're welcome..... :)

The ironic thing is that I was just searching for some David's news (positive ones, of course) when I found that one :o

Angelito
03-08-2004, 06:21 PM
I just don't know what to say either.
I can't believe it! He has been having a run of bad luck recently...

Pink Panther
03-08-2004, 06:44 PM
I'm really sorry to hear this. :sad: But he knows what's best for himself so let's hope he'll be fit and ready for Miami Open.
Cheer up gals! :)

joeb_uk
03-08-2004, 07:19 PM
im worried, that david may drop from the top 10. same for coria. i hope both dont

Aleta4
03-08-2004, 07:23 PM
:eek: :sad: :eek: :sad: :eek:
Is this news official ? I can't believe this injury mess :sad:

Today on Eurosport (German version) the commentator talked about Schüttler staying in Dubai after his loss using his time to practice with Coria and NALBANDIAN. Dammit, I thought that would be a good sign of David getting better :sad:

Aleta4
03-08-2004, 07:27 PM
im worried, that david may drop from the top 10. same for coria. i hope both dont

David lost pretty early last year in IW so missing that one won't hurt his ranking that much, as long as he gets back for Miami ....*fingers crossed*

maratski
03-08-2004, 07:50 PM
:sad:

I hope he recovers soon!

Tricky_Forehand
03-08-2004, 08:13 PM
sorry Rosie the cheering didn't helped.. Kiefer lost in 3 sets 57,76,36
so all the americans are happy again....

Not all the Americans were happy :sad:

Tricky_Forehand
03-08-2004, 08:18 PM
:bigcry: I just heard about David having to pull out. I was really hoping to get to see some of his matches on TV. DAMN!!! DAMN!!! DAMN!!!

But a side from my own selfish reasons I'm worried about how this will affect his ranking. He worked so hard to get to the top 10!

sigmagirl91
03-08-2004, 08:21 PM
Just a conjecture, and I don't wanna scare anyone, but has he
been checked out for any immune system/circulation problems? Slow
healing from injuries is one indicator of an underlying issue that
has not been addressed. Hope his doctors can find something; it's
frustrating to have to go through injury problems and heal properly
from them. On the other hand, I hope nothing's broken.

don_na
03-08-2004, 08:23 PM
Hi Tennis724,
Not a good day for David fans out there, is it?! I agree, he has worked so hard to get in the top ten, we're all wishing him a speedy recovery!

Angelito
03-08-2004, 08:31 PM
C' mon David we all wish you good luck!!!

jazz_girl
03-08-2004, 08:53 PM
im worried, that david may drop from the top 10. same for coria. i hope both dont
I cannot belive this!!! I've been out all day and the first thing I read is this!!!!! I'm sooo worried about him and his ranking. All I want is for him to recover soon and start winning points again, he really needs them...
Hugs, J.

Kiara
03-08-2004, 09:01 PM
David doesnt have much to defend in IW and Miami does he? Hopefullly he'll recover soon :sad:

jazz_girl
03-08-2004, 09:21 PM
David doesnt have much to defend in IW and Miami does he? Hopefullly he'll recover soon :sad:
No, he doesn't. But still...He's already in the 24th spot in the Champion's Race, and I fear he'll be out or near out of the top ten at the end of IW. I hope I'm worng about this...

sigmagirl91
03-08-2004, 09:45 PM
It depends, Jazz, on if Lleyton defends his points and it depends on how the others below him do. It doesn't seem like there's any significant movement with the folks ranked behind him, either. Wonder how many points Lleyton lost in Scottsdale last week?

Tricky_Forehand
03-08-2004, 09:52 PM
Just a conjecture, and I don't wanna scare anyone, but has he
been checked out for any immune system/circulation problems? Slow
healing from injuries is one indicator of an underlying issue that
has not been addressed. Hope his doctors can find something; it's
frustrating to have to go through injury problems and heal properly
from them. On the other hand, I hope nothing's broken.

It's a scary thought but it's a good one that may make sense.

jazz_girl
03-08-2004, 09:53 PM
It depends, Jazz, on if Lleyton defends his points and it depends on how the others below him do. It doesn't seem like there's any significant movement with the folks ranked behind him, either. Wonder how many points Lleyton lost in Scottsdale last week?
I can't believe I'm gonna say this, but I hope Federer wins this tournament too! LOL!!! That way we'll be safe! At least a bit safer...

jazz_girl
03-08-2004, 09:55 PM
It's a scary thought but it's a good one that may make sense.
But I think if this is the case, doctors should have detected this sooner, don't you think? This is truly scary, such a bad luck!

Tricky_Forehand
03-08-2004, 09:55 PM
Hi Tennis724,
Not a good day for David fans out there, is it?!

No, it's not. David is such a fighter and one of the best competitors out there. I hate to see him drop down in the rankings. He doesn't deserve this :sad: .

sigmagirl91
03-08-2004, 09:57 PM
But I think if this is the case, doctors should have detected this sooner, don't you think? This is truly scary, such a bad luck!

Check your pm.

Ma. Estefania
03-08-2004, 10:05 PM
but has he been checked out for any immune system/circulation problems? Slow healing from injuries is one indicator of an underlying issue that has not been addressed.

What are you talking about? :confused: Have you heard anything about this?

bovenbuuf
03-08-2004, 10:11 PM
..... Wonder how many points Lleyton lost in Scottsdale last week?

-175 poi this week1700 last week 1875 .
David lost 35 points. he has now for this week 1965. he still is nr. 8.

don_na
03-08-2004, 10:15 PM
That's the best news I've heard today..thanks bovenbuuf!

bovenbuuf
03-08-2004, 10:20 PM
you're welcome...

jazz_girl
03-08-2004, 10:26 PM
Well, last year David lost in the first round of IW, so he's not defending anything. Hewitt will have to defend 500 points, if I'm not mistaken, because he won IW last year...So there's a chance he will lose some points there...Then there's Henman and I think he's the biggest problem cause he doesn't ahve much to defend, he lost in the second round...

jazz_girl
03-08-2004, 10:29 PM
If I calculate correctly, any of the players behind him, if they wanna pass him and be in the 8th position will have to reach the SF at least(in the case of Henman and Hewitt) and the final for the rest, so I think he's still safe...

bovenbuuf
03-08-2004, 10:32 PM
i think your calculation is correct...so David is almost safe...

jazz_girl
03-08-2004, 10:34 PM
But he's soooo close! LOL!!! He could have been winning points all this time, it's so frustrating! He has to play in Miami if he wants to keep his position

bovenbuuf
03-08-2004, 10:40 PM
yeah he realy has to start playing soon, not only for the points but also because we miss him ...

Ma. Estefania
03-08-2004, 10:50 PM
I hope he can recover for Miami.....

bovenbuuf
03-08-2004, 10:54 PM
hey Ma.Estefania be a little more positive...he will be there!

heya
03-08-2004, 11:07 PM
I can't stand Fed and Hewitt, so it's disgusting to see Andy and David injured.

Ma. Estefania
03-08-2004, 11:19 PM
hey Ma.Estefania be a little more positive...he will be there!

Sorry :angel: optimism isn't one of my qualities. But I will try it. :)

jazz_girl
03-08-2004, 11:34 PM
Let's think that he'll recover and that he'll have more rest than the rest of the players, so he'll be ready to win Miami!!!

Hajnalka
03-08-2004, 11:47 PM
I've just read the sad news...

Well I was so afraid that he'll not ready to play in I.W.... I wish him full recovery and I hope we'll see him back soon!!! :)

sigmagirl91
03-09-2004, 01:30 AM
What are you talking about? :confused: Have you heard anything about this?


I was just throwing it out there, ma. Just something to think about. No need to panic....

*Ljubica*
03-09-2004, 07:46 AM
I still feel so bad about this news. I thought maybe if I "slept on it" I would feel better this morning, but I still feel really sad and bitter. PLEASE get well soon David - I miss you so much.

As to who wins IW - don't really care now, but hopefully someone higher ranked than David so he doesn't get overtaken in the rankings. Definately NOT Roddick though - anyone but him :devil:

bovenbuuf
03-09-2004, 09:13 AM
I agree someone higher is probably the best option..

jtipson
03-09-2004, 09:25 AM
Sorry to hear David's still injured, hope he has 2 weeks good rest now before Miami.

On a positive note, it's unlikely he'll lose his current ranking since he has little to defend at IW. Lleyton Hewitt immediately below obviously can't catch him because being last year's winner he can't gain points.

The only people who can catch David are Henman or Srichaphan if either get to the final, and Massu, Philippoussis, Grosjean or Schalken, but these have to win the title to overtake him.

Depending on how Schuettler and Moya do here, David may even have a good chance of moving up one or two places in Miami, so it's not all black clouds ;)

jazz_girl
03-09-2004, 11:30 AM
He can move up??? Really? That would be sooooo odd! LOL But I wouldn't mind at all! LOL!
Well, I posted this in David's Yahoo group, but I know you'll be interested in reading this as well, so I'll post it here too:
According to La Nación, David will be back in Buenos Aires tomorrow
and will be treated by the AAT doctor, Javier Maquirriain.
Maquirriain said that David has this "tendinitis del tibial posterior
del tobillo derecho" and I believe the translation will be this one:
tendinitis of back tibia on his right ankle. That doctor is also in
charge of the Davis Cup.
In Clarín, David's brother, Javier, said this: "We thought it was
something simple, the doctor said everything was ok and David went to
play to Dubai. But it bothered him and the pain was a little stronger
in some movements. So it was decided to stop because after IW there's
Miami and the Davis Cup. If he plays in IW thing might get a bit more
complicated." "David will do some tests in Capital Federal, and will
follow the right treatment becasue the idea is to play in Key
Biscayne".



I don't know what you think, but I believe is not something that bad.
He just stop to avoid future injuries, I'm calmer now.
Hugs, J.

*Ljubica*
03-09-2004, 11:43 AM
Thanks for trying to cheer us up!

jazz_girl
03-09-2004, 11:45 AM
LOL!! Did I get it or you're more depressed now?

sigmagirl91
03-09-2004, 11:45 AM
Anything's possible at IW. The way Schuettler has been playing, I wouldn't be surprised if he lost early-once again. BTW, how did HE do last year? How did Moya do last year? If any of them advanced to the quarters or further, then an early loss could hurt them-not all that badly, but badly still.....
Henman, I don't know. Depends on whose quarter of the draw he's in, and who his first round opponent is. Remember Tomas Zib? He was supposed to have beaten him in Dubai, but lost. Anything can happen, people....

jazz_girl
03-09-2004, 11:51 AM
Well, Moyá reached the thir round last year, so he doesn't have much to defend. And Schuettler reached the SF...

sigmagirl91
03-09-2004, 11:54 AM
Oh, so, if Schuettler loses early, then Moya can overtake him at #6, quite possibly?

jazz_girl
03-09-2004, 11:56 AM
It's likely, but I think David will stay in the 8th position.

sigmagirl91
03-09-2004, 11:57 AM
I still feel so bad about this news. I thought maybe if I "slept on it" I would feel better this morning, but I still feel really sad and bitter. PLEASE get well soon David - I miss you so much.

As to who wins IW - don't really care now, but hopefully someone higher ranked than David so he doesn't get overtaken in the rankings. Definately NOT Roddick though - anyone but him :devil:

Hewitt can't overtake him, even if he wins because he will have gained no points; Henman, Srichaphan, the Poo, maybe-if they reach the final and win. Now, if all three of them are in the same half of the draw, then it can become complicated.
Roger, Juan Carlos, and Andy have megapoints to get because I think either they didn't play last year, or they lost early.

jazz_girl
03-09-2004, 12:02 PM
Andy reached the QF, Ferrero and Federer the 2nd round.

bovenbuuf
03-09-2004, 12:09 PM
so they can win also a lot of points...

sigmagirl91
03-09-2004, 12:15 PM
Absolutely. They're ranked higher, so it won't have any bearing on his ranking if one of them wins....

jazz_girl
03-09-2004, 12:16 PM
I think Federer will win this one too, he's been winning everything! LOL!

bovenbuuf
03-09-2004, 12:23 PM
yeah, but still Moya would be better....

jazz_girl
03-09-2004, 12:35 PM
Yep, otherwise Federer will be unreachable.

Angelito
03-09-2004, 12:38 PM
I hope he can move up in Miami!!
He needs something good...

Angelito
03-09-2004, 12:40 PM
I wouldn't like Roger to win, his ego is growing too much.
I preffer Ferrero or Moya

sigmagirl91
03-09-2004, 02:08 PM
I would like to see Ferrero win. If Feds runs into his "kryptonite", Tim Henman, then he may not win. I take Ferrero or Federer for this event....

Iza
03-09-2004, 02:22 PM
i wouldn't like rogi 2 win either. i like him A LOT but if he becomes some kind of justine of the men's tour i'ma get bored of this sport! juanqui or marat or many others should win.

jazz_girl
03-09-2004, 03:43 PM
I'm sorry to say this sigmagirl, but I don't want Federer to meet Henman, because between Henman and Federer I want Federer to win. That's better for David. But I agree, I'd like to see a Spanish final: Ferrero vs Moyá.

bovenbuuf
03-09-2004, 04:00 PM
that sounds nice...

sigmagirl91
03-09-2004, 04:01 PM
I'm sorry to say this sigmagirl, but I don't want Federer to meet Henman, because between Henman and Federer I want Federer to win. That's better for David. But I agree, I'd like to see a Spanish final: Ferrero vs Moyá.

Who's to say that they will meet? It depends on the draw-if Henman is even up for playing that day. Who knows, right?

bovenbuuf
03-09-2004, 04:03 PM
how long do we have to wait till the draw is been made..

sigmagirl91
03-09-2004, 04:18 PM
Isn't the draw made on Thurs. or Fri.?

bovenbuuf
03-09-2004, 04:19 PM
well we have to wait than a little bit longer...

jazz_girl
03-09-2004, 04:39 PM
I thought it was out today...

bovenbuuf
03-09-2004, 04:48 PM
just saw that the draw will be today, but still no sign of the drawresult...

Ma. Estefania
03-09-2004, 05:33 PM
I guess it will be launched in the afternoon....it still being early for it......

Muchacha_83
03-09-2004, 10:23 PM
QUOTE=jazz_girl]He can move up??? Really? That would be sooooo odd! LOL But I wouldn't mind at all! LOL!
Well, I posted this in David's Yahoo group, but I know you'll be interested in reading this as well, so I'll post it here too:
According to La Nación, David will be back in Buenos Aires tomorrow
and will be treated by the AAT doctor, Javier Maquirriain.
Maquirriain said that David has this "tendinitis del tibial posterior
del tobillo derecho" and I believe the translation will be this one:
tendinitis of back tibia on his right ankle. That doctor is also in
charge of the Davis Cup.
In Clarín, David's brother, Javier, said this: "We thought it was
something simple, the doctor said everything was ok and David went to
play to Dubai. But it bothered him and the pain was a little stronger
in some movements. So it was decided to stop because after IW there's
Miami and the Davis Cup. If he plays in IW thing might get a bit more
complicated." "David will do some tests in Capital Federal, and will
follow the right treatment becasue the idea is to play in Key
Biscayne".

Hi!! ive just been out for a few days ( my classes have strarted :sad: ) and im just soo sad whith this news :sad:
from what i remember of anatomy class from last year a tendinitis is an inflamation of a tendon ( not the aquiles one that god in his case because if was it would be good , the posterior tibial tendon is really close to the ankle is not related to the aquiles one) !in his case i think that he didint heal the lesion weel and because of the exercise , and da game in dubai, he put too many pressure in the lesion so it got inflammated, and it causes some pain, now i hope he heals the lesion well so that this doesn't happen again, and i hope that the t non-surgical treatment is successful because if he nedd some surgery it will take some time to recover .
i just hope that he can pass from this obstacle, and play good tennis again we know that he strong so i think that whith some rest,calm, fisiotherapy and some anti inflammatorys he will be ok

a big :hug: and lots of kisses for him to help the recovery
I don't know what you think, but I believe is not something that bad.
He just stop to avoid future injuries, I'm calmer now.
Hugs, J.[/QUOTE]
maybe i heve extended my self, , its not that serios is a very commun lesion in sports, and it can be heald whith some good rest an treatment in a few weeks, sorry for my english , the way i write iis really bad but i speak a lot better then lol :P

jazz_girl
03-09-2004, 10:33 PM
Thanks for the explaination Muchacha! I hope you're right!!!
Hugs, J.

Muchacha_83
03-09-2004, 10:48 PM
me too !! let's jus hope and pray for that!
beijosss

Iza
03-10-2004, 06:35 AM
the draw can be found at http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/10/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/10/oncourt/draws/ATPMDS_2004.pdfe

jazz_girl
03-11-2004, 11:56 AM
ok guys, this is the latest, this is what it says in La Nación:

"In the afternoon David did a treatment with Rivas. According to people close to him, the only thing they want is his recovery-the player's wish is to be in excellent conditions for Belarus-, that's why it isn't clear if he will be ready for Key Biscayne. Nalbandian injured his ankle while playing with Arazi in the Davis Cup."

But Olé, which is the sport newspaper from Clarín, has something more especific and better to hear! LOL This is what it says:

"David went from Cordoba to Buenos Aires with his brother Javier and his coach Eduardo Infantino, to see Javier Maquirriain, the team's doctor. After the revision and the tests, the doctor was optimistic about his recovery for Miami, and above all, for the QF in Belarus.

The doctor did some tests in San Lucas Hospital and detected a tendinitis in the back tibial and a posterior friction. "It's not something serious. It just causes pain, inflammation, and the rehabilitation takes some time. He needs to stop no matter what" said the doctor to Olé.
Now he has to rest for 48 hours, with a treatment that includes physiotherapy and antiinflammatory treatments. That's why he'll be in Buenos Aires. "I'll test him on Friday(today) again and he'll be back in Cordoba in the week-end-he's treated by Vicente Aspe in Cordoba-. If everything is alright, it's very likely that he starts practising there again. The idea is for him to be fit for the next Master Series, in 10 days, and I think he'll make it"said Maquirriain.

maratski
03-11-2004, 12:28 PM
I hope that what they're saying is true :)

don_na
03-11-2004, 01:13 PM
jazz_girl, I prefer the article from Ole as well! LOL!
I'm confused though, so which one do you think is the most accurate article??

sigmagirl91
03-11-2004, 01:19 PM
Who knows, don_na. I think that reports will keep rolling in as updates on his condition become available. The recommended course of treatment, in his case, is rest. If his ankle responds to treatment as expected, then he will be back in Miami, according to Ole. If not, then they will have to REALLY, REALLY look at it again, and do something else. Either way, it's frustrating to have to sit out because of injury, and then it not heal as quickly or as properly as it should.
I, like everyone else here, hope that there is nothing seriously wrong.

*Ljubica*
03-11-2004, 01:43 PM
Thanks for posting all this Jazz_Girl - just keeping my fingers crossed now.

jazz_girl
03-11-2004, 03:09 PM
You're welcome guys.
And Donna, I think Olé's article is much more acurate, because they actually talked to his doctor after he did some tests with David, so I believe it.
As someone else said, all we have to do now is wait, not even they know if the ankle will respond well to th treatment. I hope he can make it to Miami, he really needs the points...
Hugs, J.

Ma. Estefania
03-11-2004, 04:05 PM
Thanx for it, Jazz_Girl. :)

jazz_girl
03-11-2004, 04:14 PM
You're welcome ;)

Muchacha_83
03-11-2004, 11:55 PM
hi!
well what i said was not that far from what the doctor said :), i just hope he respondes well to the treatment, and resttt,that is really important like the doctor said
lest hope that results of tomorow tests are good so that he can be totaly recoverd for miami

thanks for keeping us inform!!

jazz_girl
03-12-2004, 11:33 AM
Ok, this is what I found today:
"David Nalbandian continued with the rehabilitation excersises of the
right ankle tendinitis with three sesions of kinesiology(sp?), at the
same time, he did some physical work in double shift with his
physical trainer, Javier Capitaine."

bovenbuuf
03-12-2004, 11:39 AM
well hopefully he will be ok for Miami

bovenbuuf
03-12-2004, 11:40 AM
thanks for the info J.

Action Jackson
03-12-2004, 11:45 AM
Thanks everyone for the translations, hopefully David can get the ankle sorted and hopefully he is ready for the Davis Cup against Belarus, I mean Argentina will need his fast court skill as that surface will be very fast and he can use it as springboard to a good claycourt season.

Get well soon David.

*Ljubica*
03-12-2004, 01:24 PM
Yes David will be so important in Belarus as the other Argentine players are not so good on fast, hard surfaces - especially against people like The Beast. Mind you, our friend Voltchkov is not such a good player, and only this week lost in the first round of a small Challenger event in England to a young unknown British guy :p , so I think it is really only Mirnyi who is the BIG threat. Mind you, I do know that Voltchkov and Mirnyi together are a very experienced doubles team, so as ever that will probably turn out to be the most important rubber in the tie.

Angelito
03-12-2004, 01:48 PM
Yes, I also think the doubles is going to be really important for both teams.
I quite sure David is going to be fine to play the match against Belarus, he's really looking forward to that I guess that's one of the reasons he pulled out of Indian Wells too.

jazz_girl
03-12-2004, 02:10 PM
You're welcome guys!
Angelito's right, David's main concern right now is the Davis Cup. In my opinion he's the most important player in the team because of the surface. Personally, I hope he can make it to Miami, as I said before, he needs the points...

*Ljubica*
03-12-2004, 02:51 PM
Yes, - I worry about the points too. Of course, I totally respect David's wish to be fully fit to play for his country in Davis Cup, - but he MUST think of himself as well - the points he gains now in the Champions' Race will be next year's seeding, - if you drop too low you don't get seeded in next year's tournaments, and could end up like Marat last week drawing Federer in the first round :devil: Whatever - just get well soon David, and hope we hear some positive news soon.

Ma. Estefania
03-12-2004, 03:44 PM
How far did David go on Miami last year?

bovenbuuf
03-12-2004, 04:10 PM
3th round...lost from Younes El Aynaoui (MAR) d. (10)David Nalbandian (ARG) 6-3 4-6 6-4. I believe he has to defend 35 points..

Ma. Estefania
03-12-2004, 04:41 PM
Hmm....it isn't that much, but matters anyway.

bovenbuuf
03-12-2004, 04:44 PM
sorry can't make it more... but I think it would be better if he played, missing 2 masters will get you out of the top 10...

jazz_girl
03-12-2004, 05:58 PM
Yes, that's what I was thinking too...

sigmagirl91
03-12-2004, 06:05 PM
Let's all hope that he DOES get back to Miami.

Iza
03-12-2004, 08:22 PM
as juanqui is out of miami is guess i'ma be supporting david! :worship: :bigclap: :bounce:

jazz_girl
03-12-2004, 08:41 PM
He is out of Miami too??? I thought he was out of IW...

sigmagirl91
03-12-2004, 08:43 PM
Hey, Jazz, he may be. If chicken pox did to him what it did to Lleyton, we hope that he does take the time to rest properly and get well....

bovenbuuf
03-12-2004, 09:25 PM
he will be ok, he just has to stay out off the way from JC

sigmagirl91
03-12-2004, 09:44 PM
And any other players who are sick....

bovenbuuf
03-12-2004, 09:47 PM
maybe it was not so bad idea to go back to Arg...he already new...

bovenbuuf
03-12-2004, 09:48 PM
so maybe he IS reading the horoscope

bovenbuuf
03-12-2004, 09:48 PM
what was it, think about your health at the end of the month...

jazz_girl
03-12-2004, 09:56 PM
LOL!!!

sigmagirl91
03-12-2004, 09:59 PM
yeah, and I think he heeded that advice well...

bovenbuuf
03-12-2004, 10:00 PM
But what did you expect...

*Ljubica*
03-12-2004, 10:04 PM
Well David WAS in Indian Wells because my friend Louise saw him ther last week-end, but hopefully Juanqui hadn't arrived at that point and their paths didn't cross.

bovenbuuf
03-12-2004, 10:07 PM
No, the didn't otherwise J. already had some news about it...

jazz_girl
03-12-2004, 10:13 PM
That's true, I know it all! LMAO!!!

bovenbuuf
03-12-2004, 10:16 PM
I thought so...

Iza
03-13-2004, 09:18 PM
c;mon, be serious! david won't get chicken pox from Juanqui!!!LOL

bovenbuuf
03-13-2004, 09:48 PM
why are you so sure....

jazz_girl
03-13-2004, 11:05 PM
Do you think any other player caught it? We'll find out eventually...

Pink Panther
03-13-2004, 11:27 PM
I don't think any player will be as dumb as JC, :rolleyes: not to get vaccinated when you're past 20. (Sh*t, didn't mean for that to rhyme :p) But then again, Hewitt got it two years ago, at the age of what? 21?

sigmagirl91
03-14-2004, 12:37 AM
Iza, let's hope not. If David hasn't had chicken pox, if he came in contact with JC, then he may be out for awhile himself....

Ma. Estefania
03-14-2004, 01:44 AM
Hmm....I don't think he could get it....btw, are they even friends? I don't think so.

sigmagirl91
03-14-2004, 01:50 AM
They can just come in contact in the men's locker room. They don't have to touch. Dave can touch something he touched, or Juan could have sneezed or coughed, and it would have spread to those in the locker room who haven't had chicken pox, so there....
I caught the chicken pox from some kid whose mother brought her out of the house, unaware that she was infected. I was sitting across from her at a program for school a couple of days before the spots showed up on my body.

Ma. Estefania
03-14-2004, 01:53 AM
Well yeah, I know it's pretty contagious; but still I don't think David can get it.

sigmagirl91
03-14-2004, 01:55 AM
Unless he's already had it....

jazz_girl
03-14-2004, 01:45 PM
Ok, this is an interview from Clarin, it was made yesterday. I'm sorry for the mistakes, but I didn't feel like translating today ;)
"THE DAVIS WITH BELARUS, I'M GONNA PLAY IT NO MATTER WHAT"

There's nothing we can do about it. David Nalbandian has tennis in
his blood. Even with his right ankle injury, the cordobes is dressed
as a tennis player, even before going to Unquillo. But, in the Jorge
Newbery Airport, where this interview is taking place, the N°8 in the
planet is taking his ankle's tests and also the carisma and his smile
that always has. That's why he doesn't leave anyone without an
autograph. "Thanks", says David to a lady that congratulates him
and "Wait, that my friend here was first and has cramps in his hand",
says while he's signing autographs to two people that approached him
with admiration. While he recovers from an injury that left him out
of the courts 39 days ago, about his near future he says: "I'll go to
Miami if I know that I'll be able to play 5 matches and the final.
Otherwise I'll stay".

-How is the recovery doing? Because you were recovered at first and
then the pain appeared again.
-The thing is that the tendon was still swollen. I have a tendinitis
that we thought it was gonna be ok to play in Dubai, but I played and
it kept on bothering me. We saw that it didn't develop the way we
thought it would for Indian Wells and I withdrew to be sure that I'll
play the Davis Cup and if I'm ok, Miami.

-So, your priority is the Davis Cup?
-It is today. We think that I'll be more than ok by then, and we also
think that I'll be able to play in Miami, but I don't want to rush
things and then make the injury worse, I wanna be 100% sure that I'll
play the Davis.
-A few days ago, when Gustavo Luza was asked what worried him the
most, if Guillermo's low level or your injury, he said your injury...
-I talked to him and I told him not to worry (and starts laughing).
The Davis with Belarus I'll play it no matter what. But I know that
I'd have time to spare, I'll get there.

-The pain starts when you train and play or is it all the time?
-When I walk it doesn't bother me at all. It just bothers me a little
when I run and when the tendon is overworked. Specificly to play
tennis, for some movements too.

-In 2003 you said that you have to know how to choose your calender
so you wouldn't have so many injuries. But it seems like it's
inevitable that they show up in the high level and with so many
competition.
-Yes. This year I played in Australia and the Davis, just two
tournaments. Because I don't even count Dubai, I went there,
I thought I was gonna be ok to play, but that didn't happen.

-What do you feel with so many injuries: madness, impotence,
resignation?
-It comes a time when I can't take care of myself more than I already do.
There are things that are beyond one's reach and then you have to try
to live with this things.

-When you're not playing, how do you see the argentinian players from
outside?
-It's clear that they're always there. You se the tournaments and
some of them are in the final, SF or in QF. That shows you that each
time not only are there more players but more quality too.

-Does it still hurt you, after some weeks, not being able to play in
the ATP Bs As?
-Yes, it's logic. It's a tournament that any tennis player wants to
win being in your country. Being here and not being able to play it
is a real shame.

"We can take the pics facing the river, right?" asks with
experience. "Yes, that's what I was thinking" answers the
photographer. "Ha ha, I should have been a photographer", jokes.
He has his ponytail alla Beckham, but his head is in his recovery of
the tendinitis. He'll have to keep doing physiotherapy and
antiinflamatories tests, not just in Cordoba but also here, in
Capital Federal, where he'll be back tomorrow.

His flight departs in a few minutes. His cell phone rings with the
sound of Hava Nagila and in the other side it's his physical trainer
Jorge Capitaine that is waiting in the departure room. However,
Nalbandian has no rush and while he goes there he keeps talking about
the Davis. " It's gonna be tough with Belarus, but if we win I think
we can make it to the final. Can you imagine the SF here? Any court
will be too small", says with illusion.

He says goodbye with his thumb up and goes with his backpack on his
shoulder and with a huge desire of being in a court again. Beacuse
what this King David wishes, nowadays, is to play again. And it's
well known that it's one of the things that he ejoys the most in life.

rassklovn
03-14-2004, 01:54 PM
Muchio gracias Jazz for the translation I understand that you couldn't be bothered correcting the translations.

That sounds like a good interview and hopefully he is ready for the Davis Cup, it's probably better to miss Miami, if he is going to play like he did in Dubai.

jazz_girl
03-14-2004, 01:57 PM
I corrected some mistakes, but I know there are more...whatever, I hope you can understand the gist of it! ;)

rassklovn
03-14-2004, 02:01 PM
Yes of course I totally understood the context of the article.

Jazzy
03-15-2004, 09:39 AM
i understood it too!

Ma. Estefania
03-15-2004, 02:58 PM
Thanx for that interview. :)

jazz_girl
03-17-2004, 11:16 AM
More news guys:
La Nación says that in Rio Ceballos the next friday, saturday and
sunday there will be a test for the I Rally CET and David will drive
the car 00(a Lancer Evo VI), which is one of the cars that check the
rouds before the race starts.
This is from Clarin: It says that David started running again and
will decide this weekedn whether he participates in Miami or not.
"He was running in the morning and he's already a bit better. But we
have to take things slow." said Javier Nalbandian.

Hugs, J.

bovenbuuf
03-17-2004, 11:20 AM
thanks J. boys and cars... they can't life without it I suppose...

bovenbuuf
03-17-2004, 11:21 AM
so and still keep are fingers crossed...hope he will participate in Miami

jazz_girl
03-17-2004, 04:16 PM
I think you already know this, but I'll post it either way. Infantino said to Clarín that David is confirmed for Miami, so we'll see him there! That's great news!!!

bovenbuuf
03-17-2004, 04:28 PM
it realy is great news... and if you are looking at the posts in the pic thread we are all set to go:)

don_na
03-17-2004, 05:58 PM
Wow really great news!! I can't wait to see our David in action again!

sigmagirl91
03-17-2004, 06:13 PM
Don_na, you must go with us. We are all going to meet David. You must come in your best killer dress, your high heels, your hair done, and a gift....

bovenbuuf
03-17-2004, 06:36 PM
especially the gift ;)

sigmagirl91
03-17-2004, 06:41 PM
Yes, definitely the gift....

don_na
03-17-2004, 07:10 PM
ohh what's going on?? Whatever it is, I'm in!! where are we going? Hmm I'll think of a gift now..

bovenbuuf
03-17-2004, 07:14 PM
just go to the pics thread, read everything and you will now don_na

jazz_girl
03-18-2004, 11:45 AM
Hey guys, Roddick will play Henman now, should I say Go Roddick??? After all I really want Andy to win, better yet, I want Henman out. Is there something wrong with me? LOL!!!

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 11:48 AM
no, henman is a risk for davids position...so we are going to "yell" but in silence:)

sigmagirl91
03-18-2004, 11:48 AM
Go Andy. Beat Tim's ass....

jazz_girl
03-18-2004, 11:52 AM
This is sooo bizarre!!!
Go Andy!

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 11:55 AM
go andy... i feel weird..

jazz_girl
03-18-2004, 11:57 AM
I feel sick!

jazz_girl
03-18-2004, 11:58 AM
They're playing tomorrow, right?

sigmagirl91
03-18-2004, 11:59 AM
Yes, tomorrow. Federer and Chela, and Agassi and Coria play today.

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 12:00 PM
so first some cheering for coria then...

jazz_girl
03-18-2004, 12:01 PM
Go Chela, Go Coria!!! I'm gonna watch those matches for sure!!!

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 12:10 PM
I can't I have tonight this lovely match henin v. kuznetsova... it will be so great..

jazz_girl
03-18-2004, 12:13 PM
There are some good matches tonight!

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 12:18 PM
well I don't think you are refering to my match..

jazz_girl
03-18-2004, 12:26 PM
Well I like the Coria and Chela's matches, but I guess the henin/kuznetsova it's great for you! ;)

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 12:31 PM
yeah yeah... I'm not that excited I'm affraid...

Iza
03-18-2004, 01:29 PM
henin-kuznetsova is gonna be boring!
hopefully, i'm going 2 see rogi vs. chela or agassi vs. guille.
so is david going to play miami or not???

Iza
03-18-2004, 01:32 PM
am i crazy or am i really seeing you here cheering for Roddick?????? OMG :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: I feel i'm in the wrong place :bolt:
ok. i'ma pretend i didn't see anything! :p

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 01:33 PM
well according to Ole and his coach he was confirmed for Miami...

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 01:34 PM
and according to another newspaper he will decide on monday if he goes ( well that is what Javier said)

Iza
03-18-2004, 01:37 PM
thanks! ;)

jazz_girl
03-18-2004, 02:13 PM
And it might sound weird, bizarre or just wrong but we need Andy to win, otherwise Henman will be the next N°8 and David will fall to the 9th position... :(

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 02:18 PM
I thought that Henman has to win the tournament to overtake David...

jazz_girl
03-18-2004, 02:21 PM
I think he has to reach to the finals or semifinals to overtake him...

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 02:23 PM
well I already found out that dave is leading with 265 points

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 02:24 PM
correct being in the final will be ok for TIm

jazz_girl
03-18-2004, 02:27 PM
So, if Henman wins now we're still ok, he has to get to the final to overtake him...

sigmagirl91
03-18-2004, 02:29 PM
Tim HAS to win it all in order to overtake David....

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 02:32 PM
well Sigma that is even better

jazz_girl
03-18-2004, 02:39 PM
Oh great! But it will be safer if he loses now, don't forget that he'll be winning points in Miami too!

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 02:46 PM
yeah and he didn't came far in Miami last year I believe it was second round ...

jazz_girl
03-18-2004, 02:48 PM
Yeah, he has to lose tomorrow!!!

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 02:51 PM
go andy go andy...

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 02:52 PM
it still sounds awfull...

Angelito
03-18-2004, 03:02 PM
I hope they both withdraw I don't wanto to cheer for any of them!!

sigmagirl91
03-18-2004, 03:03 PM
So, the HIWA act has to be passed now....
For those not in the know, that is the "Henman Injury Withdrawal Act"...

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 03:04 PM
it still is a difficult situation, I'm not sure if the HIWA will work...

sigmagirl91
03-18-2004, 05:52 PM
We will call up the ATP brass, and have that act passed right now....

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 06:24 PM
and any news.. will did the act made it

sigmagirl91
03-18-2004, 06:27 PM
haven't heard anything yet. Hope to hear back soon.

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 06:34 PM
yeah me too, when does the match start...

sigmagirl91
03-18-2004, 06:34 PM
tomorrow sometime...

bovenbuuf
03-18-2004, 06:38 PM
oh ok, than we have some time...

Angelito
03-18-2004, 08:24 PM
...Looking ahead to another meeting with Henman, Roddick added: “It's going to be a tough match. Obviously Tim has shown for years and years and years and years that he's capable of beating anyone..."

What did he meant with all those "years"? Was he insinuating that Henman is old?

sigmagirl91
03-18-2004, 08:30 PM
He's trying to say that Tim's ass is OLD...In that case, the HIWA act needs to be passed pronto...

Angelito
03-18-2004, 08:40 PM
So we need a HIWA and an AIWA...

LOL AIWA, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung!!!

OMG I'm going crazy :haha: