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lovemario
12-01-2006, 01:03 AM
The Hopman Cup field is finally completed, Mario and Sanja are in Group B along with Spain, Czech Republic and India. In my opinion, it's maybe a bit easier group than the other one, who knows who'll be in form when the time comes :shrug:

Seems that in their group, women could be called 'the weaker link' while in the other one men are 'weaker' :aplot:, but, of course, it's all relative cause they're all good players these days! :angel:

Group B:

SPAIN: Anabel Medina Garrigues & Tommy Robredo

CZECH REP.: Lucie Safarova & Tomas Berdych

CROATIA: Sanja Ancic & Mario Ancic http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3316/voxel63giffk2.gif

INDIA: Sania Mirza and Rohan Boppana


Bro&Sis schedule:

Monday_1 Jan 2007_11 am_Spain vs. Croatia

Wednesday_3 Jan 2007_6:30 pm_Croatia vs. India

Thursday_4 Jan 2007_6:30 pm_ Czech Rep. vs. Croatia

Final_Friday_5 Jan 2007_6 pm_ ...Croatia vs. sbdy...:devil:

lovemario
12-01-2006, 01:05 AM
Did I happen to mention how happy I am that they'll play together :woohoo:

SRETNO!!! http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3316/voxel63giffk2.gif

kanok02
12-01-2006, 02:27 AM
Did I happen to mention how happy I am that they'll play together :woohoo:

SRETNO!!! http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3316/voxel63giffk2.gif

Thank so much.I'm so happy ,too from your good-update news..hope my live TV will show all the matchs..:worship:

Tracy-Ancic
12-01-2006, 04:13 AM
Did I happen to mention how happy I am that they'll play together :woohoo:

SRETNO!!! http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/3316/voxel63giffk2.gif

so do I:rolleyes:

jitterbug
12-01-2006, 12:13 PM
Oh goodness.. That Croatian jumping emote is too cute.

Jadranka
12-01-2006, 06:48 PM
Good luck :)

beti
12-01-2006, 10:45 PM
btw, news for all croats here.... our national television won't broadcast it, i asked them.... assholes.... :mad:

Jadranka
12-02-2006, 06:42 PM
btw, news for all croats here.... our national television won't broadcast it, i asked them.... assholes.... :mad:

... oh dear

beti
12-02-2006, 10:35 PM
i just can't believe it.... after 10 years they represent our country on that competition again and they are playing together for the first time and this morons don't find it interesting enough.... :rolleyes:

lovemario
12-02-2006, 10:59 PM
Although it's my great wish to see them, I'm not at all surprised by this. Not only cause they don't really care (cause current sport program editor doesn't see further than football and that is a sad truth) but cause it's during holidays and they have the special schedule and all. Maybe, just maybe if they (maybe, just maybe) reach the final, but don't hold your breath…:rolleyes:

lovemario
12-02-2006, 11:00 PM
Thank so much.I'm so happy ,too from your good-update news..hope my live TV will show all the matchs..:worship:

Lucky you :awww: I have no idea, I will probably not be able to watch it at all, if someone from Europe knows some channels that will cover it…please share :)

vero
12-04-2006, 06:17 PM
I'm glad to find the bro/sis partnership in an official draws, it's a long time dream which comes true for them I guess :D Hopefully they go really far... :p

As for tv coverages, I doubt any European channels will broadcast it... I thought the only who could show Mario & Sanja would be a Croatian one... well, we'll have to check though, we never know :angel:

lovemario
12-04-2006, 09:49 PM
Pfff, I never expected that, I'd be v e r y surprised if they ever did sth decent :ras:

I was thinking maybe some German channel, cause I have most of them, since Kiefer and Muller play, I'll have to make more detailed investigation :lol:

beti
12-04-2006, 10:17 PM
i'm really sick of this stupid football, better said, of our, croatian football.... i sent an e-mail back to hrt in which i tried to explain them some failures they made with sports, but i doubt that will mean anything to them, probably every day they receive hundreds of such mails.... but i just had to say it.... and i really hope we'll find some way to watch mario & sanja, probably there will be some live stream, too :)

vero
12-11-2006, 09:25 PM
I was thinking maybe some German channel, cause I have most of them, since Kiefer and Muller play, I'll have to make more detailed investigation :lol:
It could well worth it, obviously ;)

ataptc
12-12-2006, 08:00 AM
Bro & Sis pairing! :woohoo: I really hope it would be shown here cos I wanna see Sanja play!

lovemario
12-14-2006, 09:31 PM
It could well worth it, obviously ;)


I forgot abt it, I kind of resigned, having very little hope of seeing it :sad:

vero
12-18-2006, 10:52 PM
:hug: sweetie... Well, honestly, I too strongly doubt :awww: ... Don't you think possible you Cro ppl see the final, if the siblings go that far? ;) :p

musicilike
12-19-2006, 02:51 AM
i think cro can't make into the final

lovemario
12-20-2006, 10:04 PM
:hug: sweetie... Well, honestly, I too strongly doubt :awww: ... Don't you think possible you Cro ppl see the final, if the siblings go that far? ;) :p

i guess...I think a lot will depend on Sanja, how nervous she will be

kanok02
12-21-2006, 03:20 PM
I hope she will believe in her brother. :worship: .and they will get along with each other..:angel:

vero
12-21-2006, 04:48 PM
Hopefully Mario will help her being less nervous or with whatever she needshttp://www.yelims.com/Noel/Noel13.gif ... if ever she needs sth! http://www.yelims.com/Noel/Noel30.gif

lovemario
12-21-2006, 10:17 PM
he will cause he's such an angel bro http://yelims.free.fr/Noel/Menu13_Noel.gif

Sean.J.S.
12-24-2006, 02:41 AM
It is so sad to see Mario & Sanja fans not being able to see them playing at the Hopman Cup :sad:

I live in Perth where the Hopman Cup is held and I'm going to Australia vs Russia so I might be able to get Mario and Sanja's autographs :)

I get to see both day and night sessions live as I have Foxtel (Australian pay TV) :)

If I am feeling very generous I might upload a match or two for those people who don't get to view it ;)

Nando_L
12-24-2006, 02:52 AM
Go Mario and Sanja! :D
Go Croatia! :rocker2:

Tracy-Ancic
12-24-2006, 04:48 AM
I think they can play well:devil:

silly kitty
12-25-2006, 03:09 PM
It is so sad to see Mario & Sanja fans not being able to see them playing at the Hopman Cup :sad:

I live in Perth where the Hopman Cup is held and I'm going to Australia vs Russia so I might be able to get Mario and Sanja's autographs :)

I get to see both day and night sessions live as I have Foxtel (Australian pay TV) :)Lucky you...:D


If I am feeling very generous I might upload a match or two for those people who don't get to view it ;)Don't forget it's Christmas time...:angel:

silly kitty
12-25-2006, 03:26 PM
J wish all the luck to Mario and Sanja!!!!:rocker:AJMO!!!!:shout:

tennismaster882001
12-26-2006, 02:32 PM
It is so sad to see Mario & Sanja fans not being able to see them playing at the Hopman Cup :sad:

I live in Perth where the Hopman Cup is held and I'm going to Australia vs Russia so I might be able to get Mario and Sanja's autographs :)

I get to see both day and night sessions live as I have Foxtel (Australian pay TV) :)

If I am feeling very generous I might upload a match or two for those people who don't get to view it ;)

It would be fantastic if you could upload at least one match or even highlights!:worship: :worship: :worship:
I agree it's very sad that we can't watch them!:sad:

chabela
12-27-2006, 12:45 AM
Here (http://www.vecernji-list.hr/newsroom/sports/more/704681/index.do) there is an article about Mario and Sanja and the Cup. I hope any Croat can translate (in general ideas) thank you :hug:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

23.12.2006 13:10

Dva dana samo za obitelj
Božić kod Ančića: Prije Hopmana na sarmu u Turjaku
Autor Pero Smolčić
Automobilom do Ancone pa trajektom do Splita stigao je Mario Ančić s majkom Nildom iz Monte Carla.
- Dobro smo se namučili. U Bologni smo čekali tri sata. Velika je gužva - kazao je Mario.

Peka i sarme
Težak put iz Monaca olakšale su mu misli o blagdanu koji ga očekuje s brojnom obitelji. Božić kod Ančićevih oduvijek ima posebno mjesto.
- Od djetinjstva mi je Božić bio vrijeme za obitelj. Veliki sam dio godine na putu, bez velikog dijela obitelji. Zato sve nadoknadim za Božić u kući svoje bake i djeda u Turjacima.
Did Ivan i baka Antica tijekom godine vrijedno održavaju obiteljsku kuću. A kolinje uvijek dočekaju spremni za izradu domaćih kobasica.

- Jedemo jela ispod peke, sudžuk, divenice, sarme. Jedan je to od rijetkih dana u godini kad uopće ne pazim na spizu - kaže Mario.

Rođaci i kartanje
Božić u Turjacima nedaleko od Sinja u srcu je i Marijeve mlađe sestre Sanje.
- Kod bake i djeda se okupi šest stričeva i dvije strine te čak dvadeset rođaka. Muški igraju karte, a mi djevojke pričamo, odemo do Sinja, zabavljamo se - otkrila je Sanja.

Hopmanov kup
Domaća spiza iz bakine i didove kuhinje bit će završni dio priprema za Hopmanov kup koji od prvog siječnja očekuje Sanju i Marija. S energijom sarmi i divanica brat i sestra prvog će dana nove godine izaći na teren u Perthu, a s druge će ih strane čekati Španjolci Anabel Medina i Tommy Robredo.

- Ne osjećam neku posebnu tremu iako će mi to biti najveće natjecanje o dosadašnjoj karijeri. Dobro sam prošla dva mjeseca radila s novim trenerom Nikolom Horvatom i zajedno s Marijem prikazat ću dobar tenis - najavila je Sanja.
Uz to što će igrati sa sestrom i što je Hopmanov kup jako cijenjeno natjecanje u teniskim krugovima, Mario ima i dodatni motiv.

- To je ostalo jedino momčadsko natjecanje u tenisu koje još nisam osvojio. Nakon Davisova kupa i Kupa nacija osvojiti Hopmanov kup bilo bi predivno. I to sa sestrom - uzdahnuo je Mario.

Tijekom razgovora sa Sanjom i Marijem kući je došao i najstariji brat Ivica.
- Sanjo, hoćemo li - upitao je ?
Stiglo je vrijeme za trening. A Marija je čekalo raspakiravanje i pripreme za Božić.Teniske loptice malo tko koristi za Božićne ukrase.

Sanja i Mario u splitskome su se stanu odlučili malo poigrati.Baka Antica i dida Ivan u kući u Turjacima spremno čekaju svojih dvadeset unuka među kojima su Sanja, Mario i Ivica.Stric Miroslav svećenik je u Kanadi. Nakon osvojenog Davisova kupa pohitao je Mariju u Split.

_._.A._._
_.H....B._
C..........E
_._|||_._

:wavey:

ataptc
12-28-2006, 09:50 AM
It is so sad to see Mario & Sanja fans not being able to see them playing at the Hopman Cup :sad:

I live in Perth where the Hopman Cup is held and I'm going to Australia vs Russia so I might be able to get Mario and Sanja's autographs :)

I get to see both day and night sessions live as I have Foxtel (Australian pay TV) :)

If I am feeling very generous I might upload a match or two for those people who don't get to view it ;)
Please do! We will be very grateful :)

Enjoy yourself there and I hope you'll get to meet them :)

vero
12-30-2006, 01:58 PM
I live in Perth where the Hopman Cup is held and I'm going to Australia vs Russia so I might be able to get Mario and Sanja's autographs :)
Hey Verdasco http://www.yelims.com/Noel/Noel38.gif Hope you had fun today seeing Australia vs Russia :cool:

I get to see both day and night sessions live as I have Foxtel (Australian pay TV) :)

If I am feeling very generous I might upload a match or two for those people who don't get to view it ;)
A few highlights would already be really really great http://www.yelims.com/Noel/Noel27.gif

kanok02
12-30-2006, 02:11 PM
Lucky you :awww: I have no idea, I will probably not be able to watch it at all, if someone from Europe knows some channels that will cover it…please share :)

The cable TV change their schedule..in new year coming..so stupid and I am the same situation like you..hurr :sad:

kanok02
12-30-2006, 02:18 PM
A Hopman cup news that give some credit to Mario :angel:
" while top-line players Tommy Robredo (world No.7), Mario Ancic (No.9) and Tomas Berdych (No.13) add class on the men's side..... and Mario, he is seen as being an important player, "

read all -->>http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,,20988186-23216,00.html?from=public_rss

jitterbug
01-01-2007, 03:26 AM
Sanja just lost to Anabel Medina Garrigues.. :bigcry: All hopes on Mario now against Robredo to keep the tie alive :tennis:

ataptc
01-01-2007, 06:02 AM
Mario :banghead:

jitterbug
01-01-2007, 06:22 AM
:sobbing: what an unfortunate start to the year :shrug:

DONADANG
01-01-2007, 06:42 AM
Mario was playing so well in the 1st set and I didn't know he is wearing Adidas now? What happened to his Nike contract?

16681
01-01-2007, 08:19 AM
I'm sorry Mario lost :sad: I like Tommy also so it was a difficult Match. I never like it when some of my favorites have to play against each other
:crying2:

linus
01-01-2007, 11:54 AM
for the start of new year, I did not be sure of any win at first, while the result of 0:3 was a little bit... hrrr... unexpected... :sobbing: :hug:

anyway, it is not that important, wish Sanja and Mario a nice new year day :aparty:

MariaV
01-01-2007, 02:49 PM
It was some fun tennis, too bad about the result but hopefully he'll get the wins soon too! :hug:

lovemario
01-01-2007, 11:16 PM
:tears: it wasn't a nice January 1st news this afternoon :rolleyes:

vero
01-02-2007, 10:41 AM
That wasn't the best start we could have expected, that's the least we can say :awww:
But let's hope tomorrow will bring better results :angel:

chabela
01-02-2007, 02:13 PM
Mario was playing so well in the 1st set and I didn't know he is wearing Adidas now? What happened to his Nike contract?

The contract finished last December and he signed with Adidas

:wavey:

ataptc
01-03-2007, 03:26 PM
well, at least he has won a singles match now..

linus
01-03-2007, 06:39 PM
well, at least he has won a singles match now..
what a kind girl :yeah: you taught me again to look at positive sides :angel:

when I got two-tiebreak win result, upexpected again, to be frank, plus some minutes' match I got watched, he ran too much, Gosh. if hopman is looked as warm-up, Mario needs to ready more :) wish him to focus on next week and better luck :angel:

more strategies on court pls :yippee:

angela
01-03-2007, 07:36 PM
:sad:

kanok02
01-04-2007, 07:27 AM
Hope a good result next week Mario :hug: ...Cheer Ancic's family :wavey:
http://www.wimbledon.org/tennisnews/article_A3485751167861698A.html

jitterbug
01-04-2007, 03:35 PM
Mario beat Berdych, yay!

On the other hand.. does anybody know why Mario and Sanja got a walkover win against the Czech team? Did Tomas or Lucie get injured?

croat123
01-05-2007, 12:09 AM
Mario beat Berdych, yay!

On the other hand.. does anybody know why Mario and Sanja got a walkover win against the Czech team? Did Tomas or Lucie get injured?
lucie took an injury time out during her match after the first set. although i don't think it was serious

i think they pulled out because they no longer had a chance of making the final, they had to win 3-0