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Layla
09-17-2002, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by Vera


We have lots of beaches here inside the city. Unfortunately, not too suitable for swimming because the water is very cold even in the summer. But it's ideal for windsurfing, a day like today, I'm sure lots of ppl will be out there windsurfing. I tried but I have a hard time pulling up that surf.

Me too. But I was young then. Maybe I would have an easier time now. I'm certainly fitter than I was at that time.

Layla
09-17-2002, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
We are doing volleyball in PE but im really pathetic at it so I dont like it.I dont mind sitting on a beach watching lots of tanned foreign guys play it though......:hearts: :drool:

LMAO @ ILR. Why does that not surprise me? ;)

ILR
09-17-2002, 09:26 PM
because you know what Im like when it comes to foreign guys! ;)

Vera
09-17-2002, 09:30 PM
Yeah, hockey does have a bad image. That's why I like the fact that we have more and more European players, they are more skillful and focus on the finesse part more than the physical part.

Anyway, I got to go for now. I'll probably be back later but I'm sure you guys will be in bed by then. So have a great evening. :wavey:

ILR
09-17-2002, 09:31 PM
lol bye Vera :wavey: I shall be heading off soon.my evening is ruined already ;) :( :sad:

Layla
09-17-2002, 09:34 PM
Bye Vera! :wavey:

Have fun. :)

Leo7
09-17-2002, 10:08 PM
:wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
09-17-2002, 10:38 PM
You people have WAY too much faith in me :D Me? A life :o pfffttt :p

Hitman - I'm on and off MSN - you missed me ( I missed you?) by 2 seconds last night! I came on, started to type hello, and you went offline just as it sent :fiery:

I have been napping during the times you messaged me this week so far though :D

Chloe le Bopper
09-17-2002, 10:44 PM
Basically, you and Becca are way too cool for us minions, and we have accepted this fate. We'll bask in your glory when you're around, but not mourn the loss of your presence.

ppffftttttttt again :p ME? Cool? :o Since when? :D

I'm a big geek ;) Ask anyone who knows me :p

I'm just too lazy to catch up in here most of the time ;)

Layla
09-17-2002, 10:49 PM
Becca! :wavey:

I'm home. ;) :p

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/bowdown.gif *basking in your glory*

How've you been?

Layla
09-18-2002, 12:00 AM
Night night! :wavey: http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/Smilies_klein_1/smilie_zauber.gif

Chloe le Bopper
09-18-2002, 12:02 AM
pft finally someone is here when I am and I miss them :p

I was making noodles and learning Spanish.

Yum, and Yawn :D

Leo7
09-18-2002, 12:08 AM
:wavey: Becca!

i've missed ya sweetie! ;)

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 12:30 AM
Hey, Becca! If you're still here ;)

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 12:32 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Awwwww that pic IS cute. He is embracing his trophy so lovingly. :)

I've gone on a Yevgeny picture jag lately. I suppose his impending retirement is making him want to embrace him all the more . . . but I figured if we were going to talk about cute boys, I'd start us off with that picture. He's not really "hott" or anything, but he has his adorable moments.

And I have a picture of him with his daughter on my wall :o:o:o But they're just so cute together, LOL!!

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 12:37 AM
Since I know nothing about winter sports, I'll share my picture instead ;)

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Well, I'm not too keen on Hockey. It seems too violent for me.

I watched almost every event of the Winter Olympics. I enjoyed that very much. Too bad the Olympic Games are only held every 4 years.

I much prefer the summer olympic games, because I like more summer sports: swimming, diving, gymnastics, and of course tennis ;)

The SLC olympics were completely ruined by all of the skating scandals. :rolleyes: So I used to have a passing interest in figure skating, but no more. That completely ruined it for me.


But then I miss clay courts so much. :sad: I can't believe how long I will have to wait before I see the beautiful red clay again.

Clay courts :sad: I love them, too. I didn't realize until last year that the Challenger played near me was on clay!! Boy do I feel stupid for skipping out on it for the past few years :mad: at myself. :rolleyes:

Dissident
09-18-2002, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


We figured YOU were having the time of your life following the Basil tourney. Or at least, I did.

And the "Guga the great" comment wouldn't endear you to this forum very much, either ;)

Basically, you and Becca are way too cool for us minions, and we have accepted this fate. We'll bask in your glory when you're around, but not mourn the loss of your presence.

Well, yeah, it was rocking indeed. :D

And why cant I talk about Guga in a thread named after Max on a forum with Ferrero´s name??? :p

Way too cool?? LOL. Thanks for the laugh. :o ;)

Dissident
09-18-2002, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by Layla


Folks, from now on, anybody who finds a life is obligated to come back and rescue the rest of us as well! ;) Deal? :D

LOL! :D
Deal!

Dissident
09-18-2002, 12:48 AM
Omg, thats a cute little girl!
And shes the daugther of lemon-man! :p

(Joking btw, no need to throw something on me) ;)

Dissident
09-18-2002, 12:49 AM
It seems like Im alone here this time...
:sad:

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by hitman
And why cant I talk about Guga in a thread named after Max on a forum with Ferrero´s name??? :p

Well, if Guga wasn't so darn loveable, he'd be The Enemy a la Younes :fiery:

I guess I changed my mind ;):o

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by hitman
It seems like Im alone here this time...
:sad:

HEY!!! Give someone time to respond to your posts, eh?

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 12:54 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Omg, thats a cute little girl!
And shes the daugther of lemon-man! :p


Lemon-man?!?! LOL, because he never smiles? Russians are just like that ;)

Dissident
09-18-2002, 01:13 AM
The real lemon-man is Rios.
Kafel is just the apprendice. :p

Dissident
09-18-2002, 01:14 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


HEY!!! Give someone time to respond to your posts, eh?

OK!!!!!!!! SORRY!!!!!! :p

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by hitman


OK!!!!!!!! SORRY!!!!!! :p

LMAO at us. We still seemed to miss each other somehow.

I guess we weren't meant to be :sad: ;)

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 01:54 AM
Originally posted by hitman
The real lemon-man is Rios.
Kafel is just the apprendice. :p

I more or less gurantee you that if Russia wins the Davis Cup this year, Zhenya will smile enough to make up for all of the past years when the Russian mentality took over.

I, too, will be smiling that much as well. It'd be almost as great as the 2000 win. For different reasons, of course :)

And I just can't picture Yevgeny staying away from the whole tennis scene. Singles, maybe, but doubles? He can't resist the red clay ;) At least . . . I hope so . . . :sad:

Dissident
09-18-2002, 02:03 AM
:wavey: Im here now. Are you here now?? :p

Dissident
09-18-2002, 02:18 AM
I guess not. lol
:sad: ;)

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 02:22 AM
Aww, damn! :sad:

I was in the Rogi forum.

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 02:33 AM
LOL, I can't leave my post count hanging at 1799 :o So to celebrate the milestone, I'll put up a piccie of a favorite player on a favorite surface :)

From RG this year . . . the good part ;)

Leo7
09-18-2002, 03:30 AM
nice pic, Hackie!

:wavey: i'm off to bed!

Chloe le Bopper
09-18-2002, 03:57 AM
:sigh: I missed people AGAIN

I give up :sad:

YOu guys were even talking about Hockey :D :p I used to watch hockey, then gave up for a while. Then the Olympics came along, and everyone here sort of got swept up in it all, so I joined for kicks lol. At first I thought some people were putting too much pressure on the Canadian mens team (the womens was already down to the US and Canada, no offense to other teams), and being maybe unrealistic.

But they got better every game :) I watched the finals with a groupd of freinds about 40 minutes from my home at the univerisyt - it was the last day of reading week. After it was done we drove back here. It was funny though, because there were kids all over the place playing pick up hockey on the side of the road, or groups of people flag waving, and the roads were packed with cars of people beeping their horns and flag waving :p

It all seemed to surreal to me, because you just don't see that here :p

Chloe le Bopper
09-18-2002, 04:01 AM
My freinds went downtown when they got back here, and flag waved for a while.

Apparently there were a couple people running around with nothing but flags on :rolleyes: :p But you couldn't drive downtown here - a city of about 100 000 and they had to close off some of the streets :rolleyes:

And I don't even want to imagine what Younge Street in Toronto was like :p We thought of going there, but we knew there was no bloody way we'd get into Toronto at that point :p

Vera
09-18-2002, 05:01 AM
I'm back, but everyone's in bed...

Oh, that olympics moment. Ya, so nice. I wasn't expecting much in SLC, cos they lost in Nagano when I thought they would win. And then they suck at the opening game, must be a tactic for lowering the expectation of everyone. But winning the gold means so much. I'm as excited that woman hockey team won too cos they haven't beat the US team for awhile. Anyway, I watched the game in Seattle so I missed out on the celebration. But it's really a golden moment. Also very happy that Marc Gagnon won 5 medals in the short-track, what a performance.

Anyway, l love watching Olympics, both winter and summer. And can't wait for 2004 in Athen.

BTW, thx TH, nice pic of Juanqui, and you can clearly see his beautiful quad...and that skinny legs:drool: :drool: :drool:

Leo7
09-18-2002, 11:34 AM
:wavey:

hi and goodbye! i'm leavig for school.

Chloe le Bopper
09-18-2002, 01:12 PM
Hello and GOodbye :kiss:

Shame, I missed you vera! I was still up then :D

in fact I am running on no sleep at the moment, we'll see how well class goes ;)

I think I will be fine untill i get sitting in class, then its lights out!

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 05:14 PM
Whoa, talk about dormant! :eek:

Hi, everyone . . . if there ever is anyone . . . :wavey: :sad:

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by Vera
BTW, thx TH, nice pic of Juanqui, and you can clearly see his beautiful quad...and that skinny legs:drool: :drool: :drool:

I know it's not the best picture of him, but I love watching him hit backhands crosscourt, and I love watching him on clay, so . . . I dug up the only picture I had of him hitting a backhand on clay.

And, good memories of RG, that's what we need :)

Vera
09-18-2002, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I know it's not the best picture of him, but I love watching him hit backhands crosscourt, and I love watching him on clay, so . . . I dug up the only picture I had of him hitting a backhand on clay.

And, good memories of RG, that's what we need :)

He has so many nice pictures I wouldn't know how to decide which one is the best. :drool: But seriously though, I really like his legs. :o :D

Errrrrrrr, where is everybody today?

Layla
09-18-2002, 08:39 PM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

I'm just back from the movies. I saw The Sum of All Fears and it wasn't as bad as I expected. I actually quite enjoyed it if you discount the usual stupidity factor and go along for the ride. But it also brought back some disturbing memories of the 80s and the pervasive fear of nuclear war which was/is my worst nightmare really.

TH, Yevgeny's little girls is just soooo adorable. :)

Layla
09-18-2002, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
The SLC olympics were completely ruined by all of the skating scandals. :rolleyes: So I used to have a passing interest in figure skating, but no more. That completely ruined it for me.


Yeah, I just ignored that and moved on to skiing, cross-country skiing and biathlon. Those were my favorite. :) Of course cross-country skiing was also tarnished with a scandal - a doping scandal. :mad: But I still enjoyed it.

I used to love figure skating back in the days of Brian Boitano and Brian Orser, but since then I only watch it occasionally, so the silly scandal didn't really bother me that much. I don't harbor any illusions that everything is always fair and square. There will be slip-ups. Although it's true that figure skating is the most difficult sport to judge.

I hope you didn't miss Yagudin's spectacular performance. That was pure poetry on ice. He blew everyone away. His performance was a thing of perfection.

ILR
09-18-2002, 08:45 PM
:wavey: @ Layla! Good old Torvil and Dean! :D

Layla
09-18-2002, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by Vera


He has so many nice pictures I wouldn't know how to decide which one is the best. :drool: But seriously though, I really like his legs. :o :D


Oh yes, quite a dilemma. :drool: ;) I like his quads too. :)

Layla
09-18-2002, 08:48 PM
Hi ILR! :wavey:

Yes, they were great! :D I believe they started a new era in skating but now everyone is doing the same thing. I love skaters who are at least trying to be original.

ILR
09-18-2002, 08:51 PM
Hiya.The best skaters ever!at least from Britain anyway..........:)

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi everyone! :wavey:

I'm just back from the movies. I saw The Sum of All Fears and it wasn't as bad as I expected. I actually quite enjoyed it if you discount the usual stupidity factor and go along for the ride. But it also brought back some disturbing memories of the 80s and the pervasive fear of nuclear war which was/is my worst nightmare really.

TH, Yevgeny's little girls is just soooo adorable. :)

She's heeeeeeee-eeeeeeere! :D

Sum of All Fears, yet another dumb movie produced by Hollywood to perpretrate the Cold War now that it is over :rolleyes: But then, not everyone has a love affair with the enemy (Russia) and would take such dumb flicks as insults. ;)

Zhenya's daughter *is* cute. There's a better picture of her (if you can believe that) here. Well, perhaps not better, since she doesn't look so thrilled, but just as cute:

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 08:56 PM
I like the first one I posted because she's holding Papa's racquet and of course because she's smiling :)

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Yeah, I just ignored that and moved on to skiing, cross-country skiing and biathlon. Those were my favorite. :) Of course cross-country skiing was also tarnished with a scandal - a doping scandal. :mad: But I still enjoyed it.


I watched a lot of the coverage because my friends were really into it. I remember the doping scandal, that really sucked :(


I used to love figure skating back in the days of Brian Boitano and Brian Orser, but since then I only watch it occasionally, so the silly scandal didn't really bother me that much. I don't harbor any illusions that everything is always fair and square. There will be slip-ups. Although it's true that figure skating is the most difficult sport to judge.

I hope you didn't miss Yagudin's spectacular performance. That was pure poetry on ice. He blew everyone away. His performance was a thing of perfection.

Well I was never a diehard fan, because I don't really consider figure skating a sport. Sure, its tough to do, but the fact that there's not objective way to judge it lends itself to this idea of it not being a sport. I quite enjoyed watching Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov skate. The perfect Russian love story :) But since then the sport has become younger and even more incredibly stupid when it comes to judging and such.

Of course I didn't miss Sasha Yagudin's performance. One of my friends knew what's his name, the American boy with the curly hair. She goes to school with him now, in fact. But we all crowded in for the men's long program and it was quite nice :)

Layla
09-18-2002, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Well I was never a diehard fan, because I don't really consider figure skating a sport. Sure, its tough to do, but the fact that there's not objective way to judge it lends itself to this idea of it not being a sport. I quite enjoyed watching Ekaterina Gordeeva and Sergei Grinkov skate. The perfect Russian love story :) But since then the sport has become younger and even more incredibly stupid when it comes to judging and such.

Of course I didn't miss Sasha Yagudin's performance. One of my friends knew what's his name, the American boy with the curly hair. She goes to school with him now, in fact. But we all crowded in for the men's long program and it was quite nice :)

It is a borderline sport. To me, it's more like ballet. Impossible to judge objectively, which opens itself to all sorts of fallacies.

You mean Timothy Goebel. I like him a lot. He's all smiles and has unbelievable jumps.

Layla
09-18-2002, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Sum of All Fears, yet another dumb movie produced by Hollywood to perpretrate the Cold War now that it is over :rolleyes: But then, not everyone has a love affair with the enemy (Russia) and would take such dumb flicks as insults. ;)


Well, Russia's not really the enemy in this one. ;) Which is why I wasn't as offended as I usually get when I watch movies like that. (I'm still unable to speak about how much True Lies angered me. I was furious. *spit, spit*) And it was the Russian president did save the day. :D He was very attractive in fact, the most likable character in the movie. ;)

ILR
09-18-2002, 09:25 PM
He was very attractive in factThere you go again Layla! :D :p :rolleyes:

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Well, Russia's not really the enemy in this one. ;) Which is why I wasn't as offended as I usually get when I watch movies like that. (I'm still unable to speak about how much True Lies angered me. I was furious. *spit, spit*) And it was the Russian president did save the day. :D He was very attractive in fact, the most likable character in the movie. ;)

All right, then, I'll amend my statement to say that, basically that's how they marketed it here in the States, and it angered me. At the height of patriotic fervor after 9.11 and they go pull that shit :rolleyes: But I'm not a big fan of action movies anyway. Just to clarify ;)

LOL at ILR!!!

Layla
09-18-2002, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
There you go again Layla! :D :p :rolleyes:

LOL not shaggingly attractive, just a great person with beautiful facial features (those high cheekbones again, sometimes I'm a sucker for those).

ILR
09-18-2002, 09:31 PM
Hee hee Layla I must admit I do have a rather large list myself.....:o :o

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 10:02 PM
For Layla ;)

Layla
09-18-2002, 10:08 PM
Awwwww :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Thank you TH! You're a darling. :)

Layla
09-18-2002, 10:10 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


All right, then, I'll amend my statement to say that, basically that's how they marketed it here in the States, and it angered me. At the height of patriotic fervor after 9.11 and they go pull that shit :rolleyes: But I'm not a big fan of action movies anyway. Just to clarify ;)


Yeah I know. :rolleyes: That's why I didn't want to see it, I hate patriotic bullshit movies. But my mom made me go. :p She loves action flicks and hates to go the movies alone. ;) We often go together in fact. We both love movies.

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Awwwww :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Thank you TH! You're a darling. :)

:o :) Thankies.

Any requests?

Layla
09-18-2002, 10:21 PM
Could you sing me a song? :)

ILR
09-18-2002, 10:21 PM
nesta nesta nesta nesta!!!!!lol no any of the below on my sig plz! :D but im going to bed now so you have until tomorrow!night ppl! :wavey:

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 10:21 PM
An addenum to my last post: I'm going to post Swiss boys in "The Other Swiss Players Thread", so never fear, you will see them there ;)

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 10:22 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Could you sing me a song? :)

Do you *really* want to hear one of my songs?

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi nesta nesta nesta nesta!!!!!lol no any of the below on my sig plz! :D but im going to bed now so you have until tomorrow!night ppl! :wavey:

Goodnight, ILR! :wavey:

I'm trying to pick players who don't have picture threads devoted to them . . . although there is this really funny picture of Corretja wearing a headband that tempts me :D

Layla
09-18-2002, 10:25 PM
God night ILR! :wavey:

See you tomorrow. :)

Layla
09-18-2002, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Do you *really* want to hear one of my songs?

Yes, really. Pretty please? :)

Leo7
09-18-2002, 10:25 PM
:wavey:

Vera
09-18-2002, 10:27 PM
Hi TH and Layla, bye IRL:wavey:

Can't stay, but I just want to say hi! lovely B&W pic of Yevgeny and his daughter (does all the Russian girl has blond hair?). Anyway, Bye. :wavey:

Layla
09-18-2002, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Goodnight, ILR! :wavey:

I'm trying to pick players who don't have picture threads devoted to them . . . although there is this really funny picture of Corretja wearing a headband that tempts me :D

Oh come on, now you have to post it lol. ;)

I wouldn't mind seeing Olivier Rochus.

Chloe le Bopper
09-18-2002, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
The SLC olympics were completely ruined by all of the skating scandals. So I used to have a passing interest in figure skating, but no more. That completely ruined it for me.

I totally agree with you here :( REgardless of wether or no the Canadian pair "deserved" to win the gold or not, doesn't change the fact that the judging was exposed for what it is :rolleyes:

I always rather thought that it was rubbish, and hearing all the people come forward to confirm that just made me think so further.

And I won't even get into what I thought about the scoring for the ladies short program :rolleyes:

Chloe le Bopper
09-18-2002, 11:03 PM
That, and an event where victory can tilt in your favour based on how "cute" you look, should not call itself a sport :rolleyes:

Chloe le Bopper
09-18-2002, 11:10 PM
Shaggingly attractive? LMAO :D

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by Layla


Yes, really. Pretty please? :)

I'm gearing up. Had to get some nourishment before I went on the picture posting jag and thought up a good song for you ;)

But you seem to have left :(

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 11:28 PM
Hey, Becca! And Leo! :wavey:

Alrighty, pictures coming.

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 11:32 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Oh come on, now you have to post it lol. ;)

Well, I think I lied :( I was looking at thumbnails and when I went to the picture, he didn't have a headband on.

But that would have been funny if he did :D

TennisHack
09-18-2002, 11:35 PM
For IluvRogi (http://community.webshots.com/album/14087706JoMqMGyYJo) ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-18-2002, 11:47 PM
Well I'm running off to copy some notes, visit some people, and maybe read if I have time :rolleyes:

Talk to myself later :D ;)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 12:02 AM
Well, I couldn't find any pictures of Olivier on this run. Sorry. I guess he'll just have to do . . .

Chloe le Bopper
09-19-2002, 12:03 AM
Who is that? :confused:

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 12:09 AM
Tis DiP ;)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 12:10 AM
"Why is she divorcing me?!" ;)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 12:11 AM
Okay, I posted this in the picture thread, but it's too cute to just leave there.

Juan Carlos trying his foot at footy ;)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 12:12 AM
And whoa :eek: I need to stop with the ;)s. LOL!!

Vera
09-19-2002, 12:17 AM
Hi Rebecca and TH, if you guys are still around:wavey:

Speaking of the story, you got a cliffhanger out there, when is the next installment coming? Or maybe is up to Layla to decide, cos the ball is in her hand I guess! But then, maybe it's up to JC to decide what to do with the situation...Okay, no guessing, I'll patiently wait.

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 12:20 AM
Hey, Vera! :wavey:

Well, it's Layla's turn to write her reasoning for divorcing him! It must be good if it's taking this long :D

But seriously, after the DC ties this weekend, I'm going to try to start up the tennis parts too. Even though PMac won't be commentating :( I'm sure the court will be miked to pick up his every precious word.

Vera
09-19-2002, 12:24 AM
I wish I can watch the DC, I love to cheer for France :D
I just commented on the GM that even if Seb can't play, it's no easier for Blake and Roddick if Paul-Henri is the sub. I saw his match against Agassi in RG and he is impressive, well, I should say I'm impressed.

Anyway, I know the story is about JC, but maybe you guys should add more interactions involving other players to make it more fun.

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 12:35 AM
LAYLA'S SONG

(Do you like the Who? :D)

Outside the house
Mr. Simpson announced
That Sally couldn't go to the meeting.
He went on cleaning his blue Rolls Royce
And she ran inside weeping.
She got to her room
And tears splashed the picture
Of the new Messiah.
She picked up a book of her father's life
And threw it on the fire!

She knew from the start
Deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart.
But her mother said,
"Never you mind, your part . . .
Is to be what you'll be . . ."

The theme of the sermon was
'Come unto me, love will find a way.'
So Sally decided to ignore her dad
And sneak out anyway!
She spent all afternoon getting ready
And decided she'd try to touch him.
Maybe he'd see that she was free
And talk to her this Sunday.

She knew from the start
Deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart.
But her mother said,
"Never mind, your part . . .
Is to be what you'll be . . ."

She arrived at six
And the place was swinging
To gospel music by nine.
Group after group appeared on the stage
And Sally just sat there crying.
She bit her nails,
Looking pretty as a picture
Right in the very front row.
And then a DJ wearing a blazer
With a badge
Ran on and said, "Here we go!"

The crowd went crazy
As Tommy hit the stage!
Little Sally got lost as the police bossed
The crowd back in a rage!

But soon the atmosphere was cooler
As Tommy gave a lesson.
Sally just had to let him know
She loved him
And leapt up on the rostrum!
She ran cross stage to the spotlit figure
And brushed him on the face.
Tommy whirled around
As a uniformed man
Threw her off the stage.

She knew from the start
Deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart.
But her mother said,
"Never mind, your part . . .
Is to be what you'll be . . ."

Her cheek hit a chair
And blood trickled down,
Mingling with her tears.
Tommy carried on preaching
And his voice filled Sally's ear.
She caught his eye, she had to try
But couldn't see through the lights.
Her face was gashed
And the ambulance man
Had to carry her out that night.

The crowd went crazy
As Tommy left the stage!
Little Sally was lost
For the price of a touch
And a gash across her face! Oooooh!

Sixteen stitches put her right
And her dad said,
"Don't say I didn't warn yer."
Sally got married to a rock musician
She met in California.
Tommy always talks about the day
The disciples all went wild!
Sally still carries a scar on her cheek
To remind her of his smile.

She knew from the start
Deep down in her heart
That she and Tommy were worlds apart.
But her mother said,
"Never mind, your part . . .
Is to be what you'll be . . ."

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by Vera
I wish I can watch the DC, I love to cheer for France :D
I just commented on the GM that even if Seb can't play, it's no easier for Blake and Roddick if Paul-Henri is the sub. I saw his match against Agassi in RG and he is impressive, well, I should say I'm impressed.

Anyway, I know the story is about JC, but maybe you guys should add more interactions involving other players to make it more fun.

I, too, am sad that Grosjean is looking down and out at DC :( But on the other hand, I'll have some of Paul-Henri's matches on tape! He was very impressive at RG this year, I think he'll give the American boys a run for their money.

The player interactions is where the tennis parts come back in. I mean, right now we've got him isolated in Spain, with just that one short visit from the Spanish players. When he starts playing again, there will be more player interactions, I promise ;)

Vera
09-19-2002, 12:48 AM
Again, no coverage here so I won't be seeing any French players on clay. :( I miss clay, it's my favorite surface, to watch... I wonder how it feels to play on clay...

Seeing everyone is excited about the DC, gets me wonder, why on earth we don't care about tennis here. I know that every single canadian boy wants to grow up to be a hockey player. But, so as every Swede boy, still they got some many tennis greats. Well, I can only wish one day. :)

BTW, I checked the tennis tape price and it's more expensive than Rebecca estimated. But then, they have that DC match between Hewitt and Juanqui in 2000. I've read so much about that match that I'm dying to see it. Guess I just need to start saving up more.

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 12:48 AM
A note: Svetlana Kuznetsova defeated Tina Pisnik 5-0, ret. Why did Tina retire? :confused:

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:03 AM
:wavey:

Just wanted to let you know I'm here. I'm reading the posts. ;)

Tina retired because of a stomach virus. :sad: She's headed back to Europe and I hope she gets well soon. Maybe it's just a 24-hour thing, I don't know. I read it this morning on a Slovene webpage.

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 01:05 AM
Hey, you've been hanging around! :wavey:

Yeesh, I just saw that. She must've been really sick to not even win a game :( I hope she gets better.

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:10 AM
Thanks for another great pic of DiP! :D Indeed, that will do just fine. But do you mind if I post a pic of Olivier if I find it? ;) There's a great pic of Max on that site you posted.

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Well, it's Layla's turn to write her reasoning for divorcing him! It must be good if it's taking this long :D


You'd think that wouldn't you. ;) The truth is, it's only taking so long because I haven't had time to even think about. Well I did think about it and came up with the skeleton of what I want to write but haven't written a word yet. :o It is definitely coming though (like a slow train from Russia ;) ).

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 01:13 AM
:eek: I'm not the only person who can post pictures, by all means please post some Olivier if you can!! Only Christophe showed up on Webshots.

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 01:15 AM
Originally posted by Layla
You'd think that wouldn't you. ;) The truth is, it's only taking so long because I haven't had time to even think about. Well I did think about it and came up with the skeleton of what I want to write but haven't written a word yet. :o It is definitely coming though (like a slow train from Russia ;) ).

Oooooooooh, now my curiosity is piqued! Hmmm.

LOL, Russia's trains aren't known for their speed cross-country, are they? ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:19 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LAYLA'S SONG

(Do you like the Who? :D)


Oh yes, I like the Who, especially Tommy. :) This is really a perfect song for me, being a fan at heart. I have been known to follow a band or too around (well not really, but I did go to several concerts in Slovenia) and I've been called a groupie by several of my friends for this and other reasons (gushing over certain band members for instance) but I would never even dream of approaching anyone. I don't like being a nuisance. :o Besides I'm far too shy for that. But that's why Almost Famous was so moving to me. I knew exactly what it feels like to be a fan, even if I didn't go to any extremes.

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I, too, am sad that Grosjean is looking down and out at DC :( But on the other hand, I'll have some of Paul-Henri's matches on tape! He was very impressive at RG this year, I think he'll give the American boys a run for their money.


I'm not sure Seb is out of the picture. Did that article in GM provide the latest news? Because he did say he felt fine when he started practicing again. I think and hope he'll be ok, but I'm seriously worried about France's prospect. Wasn't it enough to endure a Sampras/Agassi US final, do I have to experience US vs. Argentina as well? I think somebody up there is trying to break my spirit. :) ;)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Oh yes, I like the Who, especially Tommy. :) This is really a perfect song for me, being a fan at heart. I have been known to follow a band or too around (well not really, but I did go to several concerts in Slovenia) and I've been called a groupie by several of my friends for this and other reasons (gushing over certain band members for instance) but I would never even dream of approaching anyone. I don't like being a nuisance. :o Besides I'm far too shy for that. But that's why Almost Famous was so moving to me. I knew exactly what it feels like to be a fan, even if I didn't go to any extremes.

LOL, as I was writing out the lyrics to this song I was like, "Whoa, this could have been a song for the story!!"

I was originally thinking "I'm Free" from the same album. I've been listening to Tommy nonstop all week. My favorite song is "Pinball Wizard", but I really love the whole album.

I've never been called a groupie, but I am definitely a tennis groupie. It's amazing how much of my time I spend thinking about tennis and players and tournaments and all of it. I practically went through withdrawal last year after the Masters Cup :o

Fandom is no stranger to me, either :)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 01:25 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Wasn't it enough to endure a Sampras/Agassi US final, do I have to experience US vs. Argentina as well? I think somebody up there is trying to break my spirit. :) ;)

RUSSIA IS NOT OUT OF THIS THING.

An article posted in the Russian thread of the DC forum said that Yevgeny's finger is feeling much better, and Safin is looking to break out of his slump on the indoor carpet. Both of them want this :)

And Marat has shaved his head :eek: I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry :D

Vera
09-19-2002, 01:27 AM
Hi Layla :wavey: staying up late?

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:31 AM
Hi Vera :wavey:

Yes I am. It's Wednesday. ;)

I didn't say Russia was out of it TH. Far from it. I was just painting a worse case scenario that won't happen. ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:34 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

And Marat has shaved his head :eek: I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry :D

Ahem, cry? I'd go with that one. :sad: :D Well maybe I should see him first. But I'm still not over Lleyton's head. I hope his locks will grow back soon.

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 01:35 AM
Originally posted by Layla
I didn't say Russia was out of it TH. Far from it. I was just painting a worse case scenario that won't happen. ;)

Oh. ::whew:: Don't get all pessamistic on me, it might just happen :eek:

...

Nah.

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 01:36 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Ahem, cry? I'd go with that one. :sad: :D Well maybe I should see him first. But I'm still not over Lleyton's head. I hope his locks will grow back soon.

Nina says he has some hair, so he's not Agassi-bald. I'm sure pictures will be posted somewhere, especially if they demolish Argentina :D

Vera
09-19-2002, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I've never been called a groupie, but I am definitely a tennis groupie. It's amazing how much of my time I spend thinking about tennis and players and tournaments and all of it. I practically went through withdrawal last year after the Masters Cup :o

Fandom is no stranger to me, either :)

Phew! So it's not only me:o I'm as obsessed with tennis as anyone can be. Though I am really not into much of anything else. I mean, I love to watch other sports like hockey, volleyball, racing, and football sometimes, but not at the intensity as tennis.

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

I've never been called a groupie, but I am definitely a tennis groupie. It's amazing how much of my time I spend thinking about tennis and players and tournaments and all of it. I practically went through withdrawal last year after the Masters Cup :o

Fandom is no stranger to me, either :)

I think I've exchanged my devotion to those groups (I haven't even seen them play in ages) for tennis now. Last year I wasn't hooked yet, but this year I will experience that withdrawal for the first time. :eek: Hopefully, we'll all be here for each other in out tennis-deprived days and reminisce. :) But then I'll have skiing to fall back to, so it won't be that bad.

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:40 AM
I found a pic of Olivier:

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:41 AM
He's always smiling, even on the court:

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:42 AM
What a cute baby he was :D

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Phew! So it's not only me:o I'm as obsessed with tennis as anyone can be. Though I am really not into much of anything else. I mean, I love to watch other sports like hockey, volleyball, racing, and football sometimes, but not at the intensity as tennis.

I don't really like watching any other sports, other than the ones I said before: swimming, diving, etc. Water sports are cool :)

Layla, we'll be okay. The board might get slow, but I'm sure everyone will be buzzing about the start of the new season. It's just . . . it all suddenly stops.

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 01:43 AM
Originally posted by Layla
He's always smiling, even on the court:

Mmmm, this is a nice one :lick:

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 01:45 AM
LOL, looking at Olivier reminds me of his matches with Safin. He's so small you'd think he'd be blown off the court, but no! He gives the big Russian fits. :D

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:49 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LOL, looking at Olivier reminds me of his matches with Safin. He's so small you'd think he'd be blown off the court, but no! He gives the big Russian fits. :D

Mhm, I love their matches. They are classics. :D And they're even funnier when they shake hands lol. :D

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 01:51 AM
And of course . . . Patrick McEnroe calls him "Oliver" :rolleyes: Cliff sometimes tries to correct him, but I think he's given up.

Layla
09-19-2002, 01:54 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
And of course . . . Patrick McEnroe calls him "Oliver" :rolleyes: Cliff sometimes tries to correct him, but I think he's given up.

LMAO! Talk about lost causes. :D

Leo7
09-19-2002, 01:58 AM
:wavey:

thanks for all the great pics!

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 01:58 AM
Hey, Leo! :wavey:

Leo7
09-19-2002, 02:01 AM
:wavey: Hackie! i found a pic of mad max on the site you posted for ILR! thanks!

http://community.webshots.com/r1/9/17/14/14191714pJXNcNNfYD_ph.jpg

Leo7
09-19-2002, 02:03 AM
oh, it didn't work!:(

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 02:03 AM
Yes, I saw that one. I hesitated to post it because he looks funny--look at his legs, LOL ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 02:03 AM
Hello Leo! :wavey:

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 02:04 AM
I can see it, Leo.

But usually I have to save the webshots to my computer and upload them. It's a pain :rolleyes: but worth it. There's some good stuff there.

Leo7
09-19-2002, 02:05 AM
oh dear. Layla, did you hear about your girl Tina? she was down 5-0 in her 1st round match against the talented Kuznetsova, when she had to retire! poor girl! :sad:

Leo7
09-19-2002, 02:06 AM
btw, it was a stomach illness! :( get better, Tina! :kiss:

Layla
09-19-2002, 02:07 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
oh dear. Layla, did you hear about your girl Tina? she was down 5-0 in her 1st round match against the talented Kuznetsova, when she had to retire! poor girl! :sad:

I know. :( I read about it this morning when I switched on my computer. It was on a Slovene news website. I'm sure she'll be alright soon. It's just a virus.

Layla
09-19-2002, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I can see it, Leo.

But usually I have to save the webshots to my computer and upload them. It's a pain :rolleyes: but worth it. There's some good stuff there.

Well, I can't see it. I always save them to my computer because there's too much fuss over whether it will work or not and then doing it all over again.

Leo7
09-19-2002, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I can see it, Leo.

But usually I have to save the webshots to my computer and upload them. It's a pain :rolleyes: but worth it. There's some good stuff there.

really, you can see it? that's strange, cuz i can't! :confused:

Layla
09-19-2002, 02:09 AM
Btw, I posted a new thread. :)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 02:10 AM
Hehehe at the new thread. I've posted a few.

Leo7
09-19-2002, 02:11 AM
Davis Cup this weekend ! :bounce:

but too bad i won't be here. i'll be away in New Hampshire for Saturday and Sunday. so will you girls cheer on France and Russia for me while i'm gone? :)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 02:11 AM
Originally posted by Leo7


really, you can see it? that's strange, cuz i can't! :confused:

LOL, my computer is possessed!

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 02:13 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
Davis Cup this weekend ! :bounce:

but too bad i won't be here. i'll be away in New Hampshire for Saturday and Sunday. so will you girls cheer on France and Russia for me while i'm gone? :)

I, too, will be away for part of this weekend. But I will most definitely be cheering for Russia, whether I'm here or not :)

And USA :o Sorry, I have to go with my boy James Blake.

Layla
09-19-2002, 02:15 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
Davis Cup this weekend ! :bounce:

but too bad i won't be here. i'll be away in New Hampshire for Saturday and Sunday. so will you girls cheer on France and Russia for me while i'm gone? :)

I'll be cheering for France and Russia. :bounce: Don't you worry. Just have fun in New Hampshire. Business or pleasure? ;)

Leo7
09-19-2002, 02:25 AM
Originally posted by Layla


I'll be cheering for France and Russia. :bounce: Don't you worry. Just have fun in New Hampshire. Business or pleasure? ;)

pleasure :D

i knew you'd be cheering for James, Hackie! ;)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 02:27 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
i knew you'd be cheering for James, Hackie! ;)

:o ;)

Leo7
09-19-2002, 02:27 AM
Layla, i LOVE your 1001 reasons to love Juanqui thread! i already posted 5 of my own! :)

so how long till we reach 1001?

Leo7
09-19-2002, 02:29 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:o ;)

LOL! i love James too (he's my fave American) and i hope he wins the match(es) he plays. but GO FRANCE! ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 02:36 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
Layla, i LOVE your 1001 reasons to love Juanqui thread! i already posted 5 of my own! :)

so how long till we reach 1001?

Oh I don't know. Two days? ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 02:37 AM
Originally posted by Leo7


LOL! i love James too (he's my fave American) and i hope he wins the match(es) he plays. but GO FRANCE! ;)

I love James too but not when he will play against Seb. ;)

Leo7
09-19-2002, 02:39 AM
http://utenti.lycos.it/magiclindsay/pictures/australia01.jpg

:hearts: Lindsay :hearts:

i can't hardly wait 'till Linzi and Juanqui win AO 2003! :D

Layla
09-19-2002, 02:41 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
i can't hardly wait 'till Linzi and Juanqui win AO 2003! :D

Amen to that! :bounce:

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 02:43 AM
Whoa, I haven't even thought of that. But Juan Carlos could totally win the Aussie Open next year. It's not the most unpredictable slam for nothing! ;)

Leo7
09-19-2002, 02:45 AM
OMG guys! i made 2000 posts! :bounce:

TH, you're almost there yourself! ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 02:45 AM
Hey TH! Do you still take requests? Can you dig up some cute pics of Rainer Schüttler? :)

Layla
09-19-2002, 02:47 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
OMG guys! i made 2000 posts! :bounce:

TH, you're almost there yourself! ;)

Wow, congrats Leo!!! :bounce: http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif :bounce:

And you didn't even notice it. ;)

Leo7
09-19-2002, 02:51 AM
yes, let's bounce! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

too bad ILR isn't here to enjoy it with me!:(

Layla, what time is it in Slovenia? you must be exhausted! well i'm glad you're still up darling! ;)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 02:53 AM
Hehehe, slowly but steadily I work my way up the Dorkness ;) ladder.

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:01 AM
It's 4:12 am. I won't be here for much longer. ;)

LOL @ TH! :D

Leo7
09-19-2002, 03:04 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: (still bouncing) ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:06 AM
http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif

This is fun!

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by Layla
It's 4:12 am. I won't be here for much longer. ;)

LOL @ TH! :D

:D Thanks for staying up with us. I love the new thread idea, too :)

Leo7
09-19-2002, 03:08 AM
Lina Kranoroutskaya

http://www.terra.dti.ne.jp/~mamis/tpc02/lina2.jpg

doesn't Lina have the most beautiful blue eyes? :D

this girl is so good, one of the many talented Russians. she's just coming back from injury, she is in the 2nd round of Tokyo (she'll play defending champ Dokic and will beat her in straights). she even made the Quarters of the French last year! :eek: :)

Leo7
09-19-2002, 03:10 AM
Originally posted by Layla
http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif

This is fun!

LOL! are you always this hyper at 4:15 AM?! ;)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:11 AM
Yes, I was wondering where Krasy went off to this year :) She's a great young Russian tennisistka. And I love listening to the commentators stumble over her name, LOL.

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:12 AM
Originally posted by Leo7


LOL! are you always this hyper at 4:15 AM?! ;)

Yes, if I'm up. (Otherwise I'm bouncing in my sleep :D )

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by Leo7


doesn't Lina have the most beautiful blue eyes? :D



Yes that is an amazing color. At least it seems that way on the photo.

Leo7
09-19-2002, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by Layla


Yes, if I'm up. (Otherwise I'm bouncing in my sleep :D )

LOL! :bounce: (this is so addictive) :bounce:

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:14 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:D Thanks for staying up with us. I love the new thread idea, too :)

Thanks. I hope it will be a work in progress and we can add all the little details we notice in his matches. ;)

Leo7
09-19-2002, 03:15 AM
i'm not loving the black hair on Lina K tho.

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:16 AM
You should really try watching yourself in the mirror while you're doing it. ;) :D

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x82.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x82.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x82.gif

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:17 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Thanks. I hope it will be a work in progress and we can add all the little details we notice in his matches. ;)

Too bad we still have to wait a week to see him play :(

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:18 AM
Originally posted by Layla
You should really try watching yourself in the mirror while you're doing it. ;) :D

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x82.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x82.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x82.gif

Whoa, those are some crazy bouncing smilies!! And I see you've discovered a new smiley place, too ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:19 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Whoa, those are some crazy bouncing smilies!! And I see you've discovered a new smiley place, too ;)

Oh I just collect them from all over the net. :D

By the way, where's my Rainer? ;)

Leo7
09-19-2002, 03:20 AM
:wavey: i have to go and study for my math test! talk to you girls tomorrow! good night! ;)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:20 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
i'm not loving the black hair on Lina K tho.

I don't think it looks too bad. Her face is so pretty that it really doesn't matter what color her hair is :)

Leo7
09-19-2002, 03:20 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I don't think it looks too bad. Her face is so pretty that it really doesn't matter what color her hair is :)

:)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:21 AM
Nighty night, Leo! :wavey:

Rainer? You requested a pic of Rainer?

Which one, LOL?

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:21 AM
Good night Leo! :wavey: Sweet dreams and good luck with your test. :)

Vera
09-19-2002, 03:22 AM
Hey, you guys still here. Can I add more reasons in that thread? Well, I guess I can, hope I won't mess up your counting.

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:24 AM
My favorite smiley is Mr. T.

"Quit yo jibba-jabba!"
http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/ticking.gif

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Hey, you guys still here. Can I add more reasons in that thread? Well, I guess I can, hope I won't mess up your counting.

Not for long though. I really should be going soon. Not only are you allowed to add reasons, you are expected to. :D Don't worry about the count. You can always edit it afterwards if something goes wrong. ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:25 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Rainer? You requested a pic of Rainer?

Which one, LOL?

You mean you missed my request? :eek: ;)

If you mean which Rainer, the answer is Schüttler. If you mean which pic, I have no idea. ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:26 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
My favorite smiley is Mr. T.

"Quit yo jibba-jabba!"
http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/ticking.gif

LMAO!

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by Layla
You mean you missed my request? :eek: ;)

If you mean which Rainer, the answer is Schüttler. If you mean which pic, I have no idea. ;)

A thousand apologies, my Queen. I will go, henceforth, to find him.

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:34 AM
From Doha this year:

http://www.qatartennis.org/images/playermen/Rainer%20Schuettler.jpg

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:36 AM
Lmao, I'll just have to see him in the morning, because I don't want to greet the dawn. ;)

Good night everyone! :wavey: It was fun as always! :D

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:37 AM
Oh you found him! Goody! :bounce: Thank you. :)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:37 AM
And since you like em topless

Rainer Oct '01

http://www.rowztennis.com/imgs2/picoweek/picoweek_87_lg.jpg

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:38 AM
Good night, Layla :) I'm sure you'll have sweet dreams after that last pic ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:39 AM
Awwww, perfect. Just what I need before I go to bed. ;) That was very noble of you, because I know you don't. :)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:43 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Awwww, perfect. Just what I need before I go to bed. ;) That was very noble of you, because I know you don't. :)

Noble, eh ::shrug:: I don't despise shirtless pictures, I just prefer clothed to not clothed.

How about another round for Mr. T?! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/ticking.gif

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:56 AM
Nobody for Mr. T? :sad:

Well, I have to do work now.

Goodnight! :wavey:

Leo7
09-19-2002, 11:49 AM
:wavey: i'm off to school! wish me luck on my math and french test!;)

:kiss: to ILR!

Layla
09-19-2002, 11:56 AM
Morning! :wavey:

Good luck in you math and (especially) french tests! :)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 03:41 PM
Morning, everyone :wavey:

I'll be around later. Work calls at the moment. :( But I'm here :)

Layla
09-19-2002, 03:43 PM
:wavey: TH!

I'm working too. :o

It's very quiet on the ATPworld today. :(

ILR
09-19-2002, 03:54 PM
not now,Im here! :wavey:

Layla
09-19-2002, 04:06 PM
ILR! :bounce:

How was school?

ILR
09-19-2002, 04:08 PM
yeh same as usual,thanx.That by the way is managable ;) Im nervous tho I have an interview for tomorrow if I want to become sports prefect.Ive told you about that before right?Well the headmaster is going to interview me! :eek: :eek:

Layla
09-19-2002, 04:25 PM
Oh right! Good luck tomorrow. :) Don't be too nervous. I'm sure you'll be brilliant. How can they not take you? I'll keep my fingers crossed. :D

ILR
09-19-2002, 04:30 PM
Well Ill try not to!Hmm my friend is ringing me tonight to help me write my speech.He got the job as the lads sports prefect so hes gonna help,which is sweet :) I have no idea why they wont pick me! ;) Thanx for the vote of confidence and crossing of fingers! :D

Layla
09-19-2002, 04:34 PM
Oh great! His help will come in handy. :) When you know what to expect and you've prepared what to say, you'll feel more confident and less nervous.

Layla
09-19-2002, 04:35 PM
Lol I'm giving some love advice on WTAworld. LMAO @ me. But I'm really enjoying the non-tennis section there. It's much better than ours so far.

ILR
09-19-2002, 04:38 PM
Yeah I know,hes sweet :) what is so different about the WTA world non-tennis bit,I dont really go there much coz its so slow. :o
Dont stop posting here tho! :eek:

Layla
09-19-2002, 04:42 PM
Nothing is different, they just have more threads with loads of topics, not just the silly threads (which are also great mind you, but you can get tired of them).

ILR
09-19-2002, 04:44 PM
O I see could you not steal a few of them? ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 04:48 PM
Sure, sure, but I don't like stealing ideas if I can help it and I'm too lazy to come up with my own. :p

ILR
09-19-2002, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
For IluvRogi (http://community.webshots.com/album/14087706JoMqMGyYJo) ;)

Thankyou TH! :drool: :drool:

ILR
09-19-2002, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
yes, let's bounce! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

too bad ILR isn't here to enjoy it with me!:(

Layla, what time is it in Slovenia? you must be exhausted! well i'm glad you're still up darling! ;)

aw Im sorry I was alseep Leo,congrats Darling :D :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :kiss:

Chloe le Bopper
09-19-2002, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
Lina Kranoroutskaya

http://www.terra.dti.ne.jp/~mamis/tpc02/lina2.jpg

doesn't Lina have the most beautiful blue eyes? :D

this girl is so good, one of the many talented Russians. she's just coming back from injury, she is in the 2nd round of Tokyo (she'll play defending champ Dokic and will beat her in straights). she even made the Quarters of the French last year! :eek: :)

I've always thought that Lina was very beautiful :) Though I'm not keen on her hair - either the colour or do - in that picture :p

Chloe le Bopper
09-19-2002, 07:19 PM
SPeaking of Lina, its Lina Krasnoroutskaya month on my wta calender :p

on my US Open calender, it is Lindsay Davenport month :p

Chloe le Bopper
09-19-2002, 07:22 PM
hmmm well, no one is around at the same time as me again :p

So I'm going to go read.

I may be back ;)

Layla
09-19-2002, 08:35 PM
Hi Becca! :wavey:

Lindsay Davenport month!!! :bounce: I want to have that calendar too. :D

Lol at first I thought you said mouth and I didn't quite get it. ;)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Thankyou TH! :drool: :drool:

You're welcome ;):D

Good luck with your interview!! Just remember--deep breaths.

ILR
09-19-2002, 09:15 PM
thanx again,hopefully will go well :)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 09:16 PM
Hey, Layla! :wavey:

Sorry I missed you, Becca. :( You keep strange hours, LOL.

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 09:22 PM
LOL at the new reasons we love Juan Carlos.

I'm definitely liking that thread. Thanks Layla and Mrs. B :)

Layla
09-19-2002, 09:26 PM
TH! :wavey: :bounce:

I'm just glad you like it. We're at 100 already, only 901 to go! :eek: But if we write down everytime he does something cute we should be able to make it. ;)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 09:27 PM
I'm so excited for Davis Cup to start! I can hardly wait for tomorrow :)

The Argentinean team is strange! They aren't playing Nalbandian on singles. Does anyone know about his doubles record? I think he was a good doubs player when he was junior--he defeated Jarkko in junior doubs at Wimbly if I remember correctly ;)

Yevgeny is still threatening to retire after this year :sad: He's been such a mainstay for the past ten years it's hard to imagine the tour without him :( And I never was able to see him play in person :( :(

Someone apparently stole Marat's car? God, I hope that doesn't throw him completely out of it. :rolleyes: Or, we could always blame an Argentine conspiracy if something "happens" during the DC tie :D

And, of course, Switzerland vs. Morocco. I saw the article Doris posted in the DC forum about them winning for Peter Carter. I hope they demolish the competition!! :)

I'm STILL pissed that I won't get to see Finland vs the Netherlands! :fiery:

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by Layla
TH! :wavey: :bounce:

I'm just glad you like it. We're at 100 already, only 901 to go! :eek: But if we write down everytime he does something cute we should be able to make it. ;)

LOL, he's cute when he BREATHES, what are you talking about? :D

Layla
09-19-2002, 09:36 PM
Hehe, you should put that down as one of the reasons. ;)

About Davis Cup, I'm excited as well! :bounce:

I didn't even realize that Switzerland is playing against Morocco. :eek: It somehow escaped me. In that case, let me shout

GO SWITZERLAND!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

even more fervently. *evil grin*

I still don't believe Yevgeny will retire. We'll see next year, but I'm pretty sure he won't, so hopefully you'll still get to see him play some day. :) As for Marat, maybe this is actually a good thing. He tends to play better if he's angry sometimes. Perhaps he'll blame the Argentines and will be out to destroy them. :D I would run for cover if I were them. ;)

Don't be too angry about lack of coverage. I won't get to see anything. :(

Leo7
09-19-2002, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
yeh same as usual,thanx.That by the way is managable ;) Im nervous tho I have an interview for tomorrow if I want to become sports prefect.Ive told you about that before right?Well the headmaster is going to interview me! :eek: :eek:

interview you bout what, sweetie?!

:kiss:

ILR
09-19-2002, 09:42 PM
well in school,if you have done well u get to be a prefect which is kinda like senior members of the school yeah,and you get allocated different jobs.I want to help out with the sports side because my best lad mate is doing it,well thats not the only reason,and you have to have an interview.Hope that cleared things up! :) :kiss:

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hehe, you should put that down as one of the reasons. ;)

Done. LOL


About Davis Cup, I'm excited as well! :bounce:

I didn't even realize that Switzerland is playing against Morocco. :eek: It somehow escaped me. In that case, let me shout

GO SWITZERLAND!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

even more fervently. *evil grin*



GO BOYS!! They have never lost to Morocco. Let me repeat that:

THEY HAVE NEVER LOST TO MOROCCO


I still don't believe Yevgeny will retire. We'll see next year, but I'm pretty sure he won't, so hopefully you'll still get to see him play some day. :) As for Marat, maybe this is actually a good thing. He tends to play better if he's angry sometimes. Perhaps he'll blame the Argentines and will be out to destroy them. :D I would run for cover if I were them. ;)

Don't be too angry about lack of coverage. I won't get to see anything. :(

Oh, I really hope Zhenya doesn't leave. :( He's got to play doubles, at the very least.

LOL, maybe it will work in Marat's favor!!

Indeed, I do have coverage of the USA/FRA tie, so I'll get to see James :) And PMac won't be commentating--:D for me, but :mad: for the story!

And maybe some Paul-Henri if Sebby doesn't do well.

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

Leo7
09-19-2002, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
well in school,if you have done well u get to be a prefect which is kinda like senior members of the school yeah,and you get allocated different jobs.I want to help out with the sports side because my best lad mate is doing it,well thats not the only reason,and you have to have an interview.Hope that cleared things up! :) :kiss:

oh, i understand. well don't worry, i'm sure you'll be great! good luck my luv! :kiss: ;)

ILR
09-19-2002, 09:47 PM
well yeah,hopefully thanx luv.I must admit I hate speaking out loud in front of people.especially important people!Mind you,I got a good oral assessment mark,not to brag! ;)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 09:48 PM
Just to move from DC for a moment:

How's this for a scoreline? (2R) K. Clijsters d. S. Kuznetsova 6-4, 0-6, 7-5 :eek:

That was close, Kimmy.

Layla
09-19-2002, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Indeed, I do have coverage of the USA/FRA tie, so I'll get to see James :) And PMac won't be commentating--:D for me, but :mad: for the story!

And maybe some Paul-Henri if Sebby doesn't do well.

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

No, no, no. Seb will do just fine. :eek: He has to lol. Oh, fans can be so demanding sometimes. :rolleyes:

You don't need to hear him commentating to write terrific stuff. I'm sure you sound a lot better imitating him than he does in person, even though I realize that both the pretend one and the real one are hilarious.

Layla
09-19-2002, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Just to move from DC for a moment:

How's this for a scoreline? (2R) K. Clijsters d. S. Kuznetsova 6-4, 0-6, 7-5 :eek:

That was close, Kimmy.

Whoa, what happened there? :eek: Did Lleyton show up? Well, at least she won.

ILR
09-19-2002, 09:53 PM
only just!

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 09:53 PM
Originally posted by Layla
You don't need to hear him commentating to write terrific stuff. I'm sure you sound a lot better imitating him than he does in person, even though I realize that both the pretend one and the real one are hilarious.

Indeed, like I said before I'm sure they'll have the courts miked up so I can hear his inanity anyway ;) I just need to get a feel for his speech again.

Also, we need to decide what tournament Juan Carlos is coming back to. Hmmmmm . . . .

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Whoa, what happened there? :eek: Did Lleyton show up? Well, at least she won.

According to the AP article:

"Kim Clijsters overcame dropping a second set 6-0 to beat Svetlana Kuznetsova. They were tied 5-5 in the third before third-seeded Clijsters won the 11th game when Kuznetsova's forehand return fell long, and broke serve to win 7-5."

Fat lot of help they were :rolleyes:

Leo7
09-19-2002, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
well yeah,hopefully thanx luv.I must admit I hate speaking out loud in front of people.especially important people!Mind you,I got a good oral assessment mark,not to brag! ;)

good job dear! i got a nice grade on an English test myself! :)

Leo7
09-19-2002, 10:00 PM
Kuznetsova is ANOTHER talented Russian. she won a title earlier this year and i'm not surprised she gave Kimmy a challenge today.

GO KIMMY! this title is yours! :bounce:

btw, my Lina Kras lost!:( but Bovina won! :)

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 10:01 PM
Obviously, a hard-won victory.

Good luck in the quarters, Kimmy! :)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020919/capt.1032441855japan_princess_cup_xkan108.jpg

Nacho
09-19-2002, 10:02 PM
surprise surprise, guess which tennis board is currently down :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Layla
09-19-2002, 10:02 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Indeed, like I said before I'm sure they'll have the courts miked up so I can hear his inanity anyway ;) I just need to get a feel for his speech again.

Also, we need to decide what tournament Juan Carlos is coming back to. Hmmmmm . . . .

You're right. It's time for a come-back. Maybe we should keep him in Europe. What do you say?

Layla
09-19-2002, 10:03 PM
Originally posted by Nacho
surprise surprise, guess which tennis board is currently down :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

It's been on and off for me today.

Nacho
09-19-2002, 10:06 PM
lol, I guess you're right layla, now it's working again :o

Leo7
09-19-2002, 10:08 PM
Roddick to face Clement in Davis Cup opener
Copyright © 2002 AP MegaSports

PARIS (AP) - Andy Roddick will open the U.S. team's Davis Cup semifinal Friday against defending champion France by playing Arnaud Clement.

The second singles match at Roland Garros, home of the French Open, will be between James Blake and Sebastien Grosjean, France's highest-ranked player.

Officials at Thursday's draw announced that the doubles match Saturday would be between Fabrice Santoro and Mickael Llodra of France and Todd Martin and Mardy Fish of the United States. The reverse singles take place Sunday.

Roddick lost his only previous singles match against Clement at the World Team Cup last May. Grosjean beat Blake in their only previous match in the second round of this year's French Open.

Blake is 5-0 in Davis Cup matches, including two wins in doubles, while Roddick has won all seven of his Cup matches.

Grosjean has an 8-6 Cup record, while Clement, the 2001 Australian Open finalist, is 5-4. Both have played only singles.

Leo7
09-19-2002, 10:09 PM
thanks for the great pic, TH! ;) Kimmy is so adorable!

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Layla
You're right. It's time for a come-back. Maybe we should keep him in Europe. What do you say?

Well, five weeks from the injury would have been the week after the US Open. Which means Bucharest (mm, clay :D), Bahia (Brazil), or Tashkent. Then you have Italy, which is kinda small but on clay, and the Salem Open in Hong Kong, which he's been playing.

The next tourney on the calendar in Europe is Vienna, which is in a few weeks from now--I think that'd be too long to keep him away.

But here's a thought: we could have him come back at Bucharest or Italy, because clay is the easiest on an injury. He'd be the biggest name at either of them, could have some interesting conversations with the other players, and maybe win. Then we could cart him to a hard court or Moscow (carpet? I dunno--but I want him in Russia at some point! :D)

LOL, good thing we don't plan his real schedule!!

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 10:13 PM
You're welcome, Leo :)

Nacho
09-19-2002, 10:15 PM
OMG ALLEZ ARNAUD!

Layla
09-19-2002, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Well, five weeks from the injury would have been the week after the US Open. Which means Bucharest (mm, clay :D), Bahia (Brazil), or Tashkent. Then you have Italy, which is kinda small but on clay, and the Salem Open in Hong Kong, which he's been playing.

The next tourney on the calendar in Europe is Vienna, which is in a few weeks from now--I think that'd be too long to keep him away.

But here's a thought: we could have him come back at Bucharest or Italy, because clay is the easiest on an injury. He'd be the biggest name at either of them, could have some interesting conversations with the other players, and maybe win. Then we could cart him to a hard court or Moscow (carpet? I dunno--but I want him in Russia at some point! :D)

LOL, good thing we don't plan his real schedule!!

LMAO, it most certainly is. Yes a few weeks is too long to wait. I vote for Italy as one of my favorite countries. ;) And you're absolutely right about clay and his injury. That would make sense. Of course he must win. Nothing short of a spectacular come-back will do. :D Sure we'll have him play in Russia. Lovely.

Layla
09-19-2002, 10:17 PM
OMG, those Davis Cup stats for Roddick and Blake are intimidating. :eek: I think my stomach is beginning to contract.

Thanks for posting the article Leo! :)

ILR
09-19-2002, 10:18 PM
i dunno where u guys are gonna be but Im going to bed soon! :wavey:

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by Layla
LMAO, it most certainly is. Yes a few weeks is too long to wait. I vote for Italy as one of my favorite countries. ;) And you're absolutely right about clay and his injury. That would make sense. Of course he must win. Nothing short of a spectacular come-back will do. :D Sure we'll have him play in Russia. Lovely.

Italia it is, then :)

And if not Moscow, St. Petersburg. He played there last year.

We'll see how it goes. Arnaud might have other plans, LOL!!

Leo7
09-19-2002, 10:20 PM
:wavey: goodnight my luv! :kiss:

ILR
09-19-2002, 10:21 PM
kisses before I go! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Nacho
09-19-2002, 10:25 PM
have nice 'zzzzzzz' :)

Layla
09-19-2002, 10:28 PM
Good night ILR! :wavey: Have a fantastic interview. :D

And good night to everyone else for I am to going to bed myself. This being a fasting day, I'm tired and hungry and I can't wait to wake up and have yummy breakfast. :drool:

Have fun! :wavey: http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/burnout.gif

Leo7
09-19-2002, 10:31 PM
:wavey: good night Layla!

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 11:06 PM
Good night to everyone that has left! :wavey:

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 11:27 PM
Mmmm, Jarkko :drool:

He will open the Finland-Netherlands tie against Raemon Sluiter tomorrow.

TennisHack
09-19-2002, 11:28 PM
:bounce::bounce::bounce: GOOD LUCK TO FINLAND!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Jarkko is so cute in this picture :) :lick:

Chloe le Bopper
09-19-2002, 11:47 PM
Layla - Lindsay has a nice pic in the calender actually :) I'm sure it is on the web somewhere :confused: She is all in white, and leaning over with her hands on the top of her racquet - which is resting on the ground- with a big grin on her face.
Did I tell you I saw LIndsay practicing at the US Open? SHe was on one of the open courts for some reason - anyhow i took two pretty decent pics, so if I ever find my way to a scanner I'll post them :p (along with the juan carlos ones).

Tennishack - I DO indeed keep weird hours :p But then again, so do you people :D
And I'm slightly annoyed that they don't have David playing singles :( I am rooting for Russia but only because of Yevgeny. Either than that I'd be doing a full out Argentine RAH RAH dance right about now :(



Am I the only person around here who couldn't care less for Kim Clijsters? I don't know what it is - she seems nice etc etc - maybe it is her game I dont like :confused: Ah yes, but Allez Justine :D

Chloe le Bopper
09-19-2002, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by Layla
OMG, those Davis Cup stats for Roddick and Blake are intimidating. :eek: I think my stomach is beginning to contract.

Thanks for posting the article Leo! :)

In all due respect to Blake and Roddick, it is easy to have intimidating looking stats, when you play opponents ranked 50-200 ranking spots below you every match.

The French teams singles players are more experienced in terms of having played top players.