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TennisHack
02-17-2003, 06:56 PM
LOL, yes it would be. Though I'd rather have class tomorrow if that meant I could have my hot water back.

I'm quite enjoying the fashion talk over in the Rotterdam forum!! You guys are hilarious! :D

Chloe le Bopper
02-17-2003, 06:57 PM
I have a sore wrist.

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 06:58 PM
LOL, Mrs. B. So much for not being home early, I guess! ;)

ILR
02-17-2003, 06:59 PM
:eek: oh having no hot water is the pits! and where is this Rotterdam fashion thread,cant help feeling Im missing something ;)

RogiFan
02-17-2003, 07:01 PM
:) A quick hi and bye!

Snowing again and blowing out there!! But now even warmer at -15 C!!:p

Gotta check out Corrie!!

Layla: no work but also no money unfortunately!! so much for vacation...

ILR
02-17-2003, 07:03 PM
:wavey: hi and bye ;)

warmer at -15 :eek: oh dear :p Id have frostbite by now and plenty of it!;)

RogiFan
02-17-2003, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:wavey: hi and bye ;)

warmer at -15 :eek: oh dear :p Id have frostbite by now and plenty of it!;)

ILR

What are your plans this week? Nice you made some money babysitting!!

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 07:12 PM
ILR, the fashion talk is in the Rottedam forum, in the Monday scores/results thread.

ILR
02-17-2003, 07:13 PM
I did indeed!:) well plans just to go speed karting and sleep over at friends house,usual holiday stuff. :) and I wanna see this fashion thread,so off I go for a few mins!;)

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 07:14 PM
Poor Kimmy :(

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-02-16T163651Z_01_ANT06D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 07:17 PM
Have you guys seen this?! :eek:

Injured Clement wins

Flamboyant French tennis player Arnaud Clement is pioneering an unusual way to keep his eye in while sidelined with a painful right wrist injury -- he plays left-handed.

The 2001 Australian Open runner up -- instantly recognisable by his brightly coloured outfits and bandanas and his on-court sunglasses -- has been out of action with lingering tendinitis since the beginning of the season.

But instead of putting his feet up while he recovers, the right-handed baseliner has been playing left-handed at an amateur tournament in the south of France.

The French Tennis Federation gave Clement permission to play in the tournament in Gap with his 'wrong hand' and he went on to beat two good local players in straight sets, French sports daily l'Equipe reported on Monday.


Reuters

Layla
02-17-2003, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan

Layla: no work but also no money unfortunately!! so much for vacation...

Wanna trade? ;) Right now, I need a break more than anything, more than money even. Enough is enough. My eyes are burning from morning till night. Even the eye drops don't help anymore.

But seriously, I know how frustrating it is to have no money. I've gone through periods when I had practically no work until I agreed to start writing horoscopes. Now I have at least something every week.

Layla
02-17-2003, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
I have a sore wrist.

Ouch! What's wrong with it? :(

Chloe le Bopper
02-17-2003, 07:24 PM
Go ambidextrous Clement!

Layla
02-17-2003, 07:25 PM
LMAO! Thanks for the Clement article. :D That's a great way to spend your recovery period. Maybe he'll become a dangerous left-hander now. ;)

Chloe le Bopper
02-17-2003, 07:25 PM
Layla - I'm not sure what is wrong with it. Sometimes it bothers me when typing. But I actually think that it's from carrying luggage yesterday, as my upper back is quite tense as well.

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 07:27 PM
The Belgian girl from my club just posted that Kimmy was sick during the final in Antwerp :( Apparently she wasn't able to sleep before or after the semi. Has anybody else heard this?

Good thing she's not playing this week. Best to nip it right in the bud.

ILR
02-17-2003, 07:27 PM
lol thats funny!I cant even write with my left hand never mind play tennis with it :p

Layla
02-17-2003, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Layla - I'm not sure what is wrong with it. Sometimes it bothers me when typing. But I actually think that it's from carrying luggage yesterday, as my upper back is quite tense as well.

Yes that's possible. Then the pain should go away if you rest it.

Layla
02-17-2003, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
The Belgian girl from my club just posted that Kimmy was sick during the final in Antwerp :( Apparently she wasn't able to sleep before or after the semi. Has anybody else heard this?

Good thing she's not playing this week. Best to nip it right in the bud.

Yes, the Eurosport commentators mentioned something about it during the final. I think she had a cold.

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 07:37 PM
Hmm, I was wondering why the scoreline wasn't closer than it was . . . I guess it's good to know she wasn't feeling 100%.

Oh, well. The sisters probably aren't playing for a few weeks and she can continue on in their absence :D

RogiFan
02-17-2003, 07:40 PM
Hi all!

Boy, what a BORING Corrie... ho hum!

Anyway... I think I read something about Kimmie being sick and insisting on playing anyway... such a brave girl to go out there and face Venus at home. Too bad she didn't win -- maybe she could have if she were well. A shame!!

So only Rogi won this weekend -- I mean, the rest of the winners -- who cares?!!

Layla: I live w the curse of the freelancer! You either go crazy w too much work or you go crazy w no work and no money and you can't sleep cos you're worried about getting any work! I am looking for sth that keeps me busy every week even if it's only for one day a week -- better than nothing. Then if I get a big project I can still squeeze it in [go crazy but that's ok]. So many of my clients have gone kaput lately -- not a good thing! :p

ILR
02-17-2003, 07:46 PM
lol boring Corrie,I never know where you're up to :p

RogiFan
02-17-2003, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol boring Corrie,I never know where you're up to :p

Let's see... Shelley is getting back w Peter and there's a dumb storyline betw Vera and Maxine's Mum about some house signs... lame plot! :rolleyes: Oh and Richard is acting Jekyll/Hyde-ish again!

When does your school year end, ILR? Here high school ends at the end of June; uni around end of April? depending on your exam sched. In France the uni ended end of June -- pretty late for us and in Spain end of May. BUT school didn't start til about mid-Oct to Nov in France!

ILR
02-17-2003, 07:55 PM
lol oh I remember that thats soo stupid :p you do know what happens to Maxine dont you?:eek:

hmmm well usually I finish school in July but because of exams I finish around the middle of May and just come back into school for my exams.And get my results the day after my b day

Layla
02-17-2003, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan

Layla: I live w the curse of the freelancer! You either go crazy w too much work or you go crazy w no work and no money and you can't sleep cos you're worried about getting any work! I am looking for sth that keeps me busy every week even if it's only for one day a week -- better than nothing. Then if I get a big project I can still squeeze it in [go crazy but that's ok]. So many of my clients have gone kaput lately -- not a good thing! :p

I agree, that's a very difficult situation. I hope you find something soon. It's a shame your clients have gone bankrupt. There are not easy times by any stretch of imagination. My own unemployment status is often giving me nightmares, but now I don't even have time to look for work, even if there were any opening, which there usually aren't. Argh! I can't wait till we become part of the EU and I can move around more easily.

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 08:38 PM
I just happened onto the DC site today, and the Year in Tennis 2002 book was released today! Marat is on the cover ;) It's just damn expensive :eek:

(You can change the currency at the top of the page):
http://www.daviscupstore.com/shop/detail.asp?ProductGroupID=714&DepartmentID=39

RogiFan
02-17-2003, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I just happened onto the DC site today, and the Year in Tennis 2002 book was released today! Marat is on the cover ;) It's just damn expensive :eek:

(You can change the currency at the top of the page):
http://www.daviscupstore.com/shop/detail.asp?ProductGroupID=714&DepartmentID=39

Yes, Hackie, I want that book too! I have the 2000 and 2001 books and they are DAMNED expensive!!

Did Mario win???

Juanqui and Tommy lost their doubles? Ah... too bad!! Hope my other fave dbles win!;)

ILR
02-17-2003, 08:43 PM
24 quid??:eek: thats a lot of money especially to someone like me ;)

Chloe le Bopper
02-17-2003, 08:46 PM
The sell those books at Chapters as well, TH. IT's hard to find the ones for each year, but they usualy seem to carry one or two of them here. They were 50 bucks Canadian though, so I took a pass. Then I can afford it I might buy the 2000 one.

Lee
02-17-2003, 09:04 PM
Hi TH, Emma, RF & Becca! :wavey:

Layla
02-17-2003, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan

Did Mario win???


No, they split two tie-break sets. :( Now they're playing the 3rd. It's 2-1 for Mario, on serve as usual.

RogiFan
02-17-2003, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Hi TH, Emma, RF & Becca! :wavey:

Hi Lee!
Any snowstorms in your part of the country??!!

Are you following Guga in Buenos Aires [is that where he's playing?]?

Sanchez moved up 50 spots to #19 in the Champions Race!! Rogi up 10 to #5 now -- I think he pushed Juanqui down to #6 [oops!].

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 09:10 PM
:wavey: Lee

There's no such thing as Chapters here :( It sounds like a magical place ;)

Someone WIN, already! That's the only score I need to update my website!!

ILR
02-17-2003, 09:11 PM
Hi Lee :wavey:

Layla
02-17-2003, 09:12 PM
Hi Lee! :wavey:

Something occured to me today. I know Mardet is a fellow Sampras fan and you seem to have enjoyed his posts, but I'm almost certain he is the one and only UR1. The style is unmistakable, including capitalizing the emphasized words. No wonder I was having trouble concentrating while reading his posts. I have no problem with long posts, in fact I appreciate them more than I do the short ones, but his style is usually unreadable to me. He always goes off on a tangent and argues things people never said ad nauseum. That thread has become quite sickening.

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 09:12 PM
Layla, did you know Arnaud is playing the Andrezieux Challenger this week? He's seeded #4 in singles and faces a qualifier in the first round ;) He also took a wildcard into the doubles.

Best of luck to him! Looks like a pretty prestigious challenger.

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Sanchez moved up 50 spots to #19 in the Champions Race!! Rogi up 10 to #5 now -- I think he pushed Juanqui down to #6 [oops!].

Pfffffffft, the Champions Race doesn't mean anything :rolleyes:

Juanqui's #5 this week, too. There are tons of ties in it right now.

Lee
02-17-2003, 09:15 PM
Hi Vaiva, glad you can spend a little time here. Missed you here and in GM too. :D :D

I am still struggling with my ankle. The stupid thing is I can't practice sparring because of it and the tournament will be in 2 weeks. :fiery:

Originally posted by RogiFan
I'm super happy about Rogi's win though -- finally someone good won a tournament this year... looks like otherwise only "nobodies" and AA -- YUK YUK!!! I don't like Sanguinetti either... he beat Rogi last yr in Milano.

Gotta run -- no water on our street today! ;)

RF! Guga won in Auckland this year! He is not a NOBODY :fiery: :fiery:

j/k

Lee
02-17-2003, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi Lee! :wavey:

Something occured to me today. I know Mardet is a fellow Sampras fan and you seem to have enjoyed his posts, but I'm almost certain he is the one and only UR1. The style is unmistakable, including capitalizing the emphasized words. No wonder I was having trouble concentrating while reading his posts. I have no problem with long posts, in fact I appreciate them more than I do the short ones, but his style is usually unreadable to me. He always goes off on a tangent and argues things people never said ad nauseum. That thread has become quite sickening.

Hi Layla, you're still around. :D :D

I still wondering whether he is UR1. The style is close but UR1 is more mild tempered. You can see in the recent posts that he is getting close to the boiling points. Also, UR1 is both a fan of Pete and Andre, so it's hard to tell. You are correct that the thread has become quite sickening. Yesterday, I almost wanted to post and ask him to calm down as it's useless to keep arguing.

Layla
02-17-2003, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Layla, did you know Arnaud is playing the Andrezieux Challenger this week? He's seeded #4 in singles and faces a qualifier in the first round ;) He also took a wildcard into the doubles.

Best of luck to him! Looks like a pretty prestigious challenger.

No I didn't. :) Thanks for the news! :bounce: I was wondering where he was hiding. I was trying to find him in last week's challengers with no success.

Good luck Arnaud! :kiss:

Lee
02-17-2003, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan


Lee:

If you're around, I loved your comment re: Haas being the "shallow" side of you!! lol!!!! very funny! It's true -- he's just a sunnyboy!;)

Thanks Emma :D :D He is my #1 on my sunnyboys list.

RogiFan
02-17-2003, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Hi Vaiva, glad you can spend a little time here. Missed you here and in GM too. :D :D

I am still struggling with my ankle. The stupid thing is I can't practice sparring because of it and the tournament will be in 2 weeks. :fiery:



RF! Guga won in Auckland this year! He is not a NOBODY :fiery: :fiery:

j/k

I think I realized that after I posted... it seems like such a long time ago... and I never follow that tournament. Just got my Frenchie tennis mag and it has AA on the cover and everywher inside... YUK!!! A very boring issue indeed! BUT it does have a pic of Guga w his trophy from Auckland!! ;)

Lee
02-17-2003, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
I think I realized that after I posted... it seems like such a long time ago... and I never follow that tournament. Just got my Frenchie tennis mag and it has AA on the cover and everywher inside... YUK!!! A very boring issue indeed! BUT it does have a pic of Guga w his trophy from Auckland!! ;)

It will still be boring for another month I guess when all the other players play up their form and leave AA behind in the dust.

ILR
02-17-2003, 09:35 PM
lol Lee,I did think it was funny :D but it was RF that posted that ;)

ILR
02-17-2003, 09:37 PM
and Mrs.B says goodnight :wavey: because this forum is slow for her to get into.Just passing the message on :)

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 09:37 PM
Well, it appears Mario lost :( Two tiebreaks, then 6-4 in the third.

He's also doing well for himself. He looks to be situated in the mid-60s in the entry system now. Probably still has some growing to do, not to mention maturing. But it's exciting to see him on the rise! :)

Richard Gasquet, though currently sick, has jumped up to #129! I'd really like to see him inside the Top 100 before Roland Garros. Of course, I'd also like to SEE him during RG but fat chance of that happening :rolleyes:

You're welcome for the info, Layla! :)

Lee
02-17-2003, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol Lee,I did think it was funny :D but it was RF that posted that ;)

See how I miss you Emma :D :D. I am still half sleeping at 3:30pm my time :rolleyes:

Layla
02-17-2003, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Hi Layla, you're still around. :D :D

I still wondering whether he is UR1. The style is close but UR1 is more mild tempered. You can see in the recent posts that he is getting close to the boiling points. Also, UR1 is both a fan of Pete and Andre, so it's hard to tell. You are correct that the thread has become quite sickening. Yesterday, I almost wanted to post and ask him to calm down as it's useless to keep arguing.

Actually, I don't think UR1 is all that mild tempered. There was a time when I spent a lot of time on the Gotennis board and there were some posts where he was similarly seething beneath the surface or getting into personal arguements about the style of writing or the arguing abilities of the other posters, so this really sounds all too familiar. At times he became very sarcastic and self-righteous. He always assumes this holier-than-thou attitude.

Actually, we might disagree about the thread and the topic. There are maybe two or three individuals who actually claimed that Agassi is better or as good as Sampras and they stated that and disappeared, but everyone else is in the thread is in agreement about Sampras' supremacy, including those in the Agassi camp, even TC and Wraith admit to it. They are just trying to show that Agassi has his claims on greatness as well, which he does. So in my opinion, the arguement is perpetuated by UR1 because he gets off on technicalities. And he will NEVER stop, so this could go on for months.

ILR
02-17-2003, 09:40 PM
ah you miss me do you?;) thats too sweet.:p sleeping at that time?:eek: thats worse then me!

Layla
02-17-2003, 09:41 PM
Noooo, Mario lost. :sad:

RogiFan
02-17-2003, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Lee
It will still be boring for another month I guess when all the other players play up their form and leave AA behind in the dust.

It doesn't help that many top players are not playing or injured or out or sth -- we need them to stop AA way before he gets to the final!! This is outrageous! What a start... let's hope the other players start getting going!

Judging by the Serbo-Croatian? [pls correct me on this] tears, I figured Max had beaten Mario. I'm happy for Max -- he needed this win!

Dinner! ;)

Leo7
02-17-2003, 09:43 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
:wavey: Hi, Leo!!!!!!!

You can makes loads of snowmen outside your home! :D

Hi Guys! :wavey: It's minus 5 degrees centigrade here in Bern. Sometimes i wished i stayed longer in the islands...

hehe i wouldn't risk going outside. it's too cold right now. but unfortunately i do have to shovel the walk soon :(

Mad Max won in 3 tough sets!! :bounce: :bounce: i have to check the draw to see who he has next..

Lee
02-17-2003, 09:45 PM
It's probably true, Layla. It seems UR1 is milder in recent posts although I'm not 100% since, like you, I hardly finish reading his posts in Gotennis. I don't think there is anybody in Gotennis border to argue with UR1 so he may want to find some new ground. I agree some people from Agassi camp agree to what you said but there are people like Nan Cu did get on my nerve and I try to ignore her.

Leo7
02-17-2003, 09:45 PM
oops, looks like i'm the only one happy that Max won. sorry about Mario. Too bad they had to play eachother in the 1st round. :(

Lee
02-17-2003, 09:46 PM
TH, hope your hot water come back soon and thanks for the news about Arnaud. Isn't it amazing, playing with left hand?

Leo7
02-17-2003, 09:46 PM
gtg.. i'll be back after dinner :wavey:

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 09:48 PM
:wavey: Leo

Nah, I'm happy for Max to win, now I just hope he can keep it up ;) Good luck shoveling that walk! If its anything like it is here, might be a lost cause ;)

RF, yeah, in the midst of those Croatian tears was a scoreline. I was so lost there for awhile :o

Layla
02-17-2003, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan

Judging by the Serbo-Croatian? [pls correct me on this] tears, I figured Max had beaten Mario. I'm happy for Max -- he needed this win!

Dinner! ;)

Just Croatian. Serbs are probably laughing. ;) J/k. I didn't mean that, although some probably are.

ILR
02-17-2003, 09:49 PM
Hi and bye Leo :wavey:

its a long time since we last talked!

Lee
02-17-2003, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Hi Lee!
Any snowstorms in your part of the country??!!

Are you following Guga in Buenos Aires [is that where he's playing?]?

Sanchez moved up 50 spots to #19 in the Champions Race!! Rogi up 10 to #5 now -- I think he pushed Juanqui down to #6 [oops!].

We hardly have snowstorms here. We have a thunder/rainstorm last week though. It only snow in the north and northeastern part in Arizona where there are high mountains.

Yes, Guga is in Buenos Aires, he is champion 2 years ago. His first round match is against Marcelo :fiery:

Lee
02-17-2003, 09:53 PM
Emma, I like your new avatar better :D :D

Bye Leo! :wavey: good luck with the snow shovelling.

Lee
02-17-2003, 09:54 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: Lee

There's no such thing as Chapters here :( It sounds like a magical place ;)

Someone WIN, already! That's the only score I need to update my website!!

Chapters in Canada is exactly like Barnes & Noble here in US.

Layla
02-17-2003, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by Lee
It's probably true, Layla. It seems UR1 is milder in recent posts although I'm not 100% since, like you, I hardly finish reading his posts in Gotennis. I don't think there is anybody in Gotennis border to argue with UR1 so he may want to find some new ground. I agree some people from Agassi camp agree to what you said but there are people like Nan Cu did get on my nerve and I try to ignore her.

It's true that he has become milder at the end of last year. He even began to support Juanqui even though I'll never forget his ridicule during the clay season. But I find it hard to believe that two posters like that could exist, unless he has a twin. ;)

Oh, just ignore Nan Cu. He/she doesn't make much sense anyway. He/she is in the minority anyway.

Lee
02-17-2003, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
ah you miss me do you?;) thats too sweet.:p sleeping at that time?:eek: thats worse then me!

Not sleeping but being bad last night and did not go to bed until reallllllllyyyyyyy late. So sort of half sleeping

ILR
02-17-2003, 09:58 PM
oh pfft Lee what was wrong with the other one?:p in fact dont say I dont want to hear a bad word said against Ale :angel:

I like it too :D I must yet again thank Hackie for it :) *worships Hackie*

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Chapters in Canada is exactly like Barnes & Noble here in US.

I've never seen these 'Year in Tennis' books in B&N. Don't get me wrong, I <3 B&N, but they've never had an estoundingly wonderful tennis and/or foreign news/magazine section.

At least, none of the ones I've ever been in do.

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
I like it too :D I must yet again thank Hackie for it :) *worships Hackie*

Erm :o Why are you worshipping me for your new avatar?

ILR
02-17-2003, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Not sleeping but being bad last night and did not go to bed until reallllllllyyyyyyy late. So sort of half sleeping

well I cant say anything I went to bed at 2:30 am this morning :o and I still wasnt tired even then but as soon as my head hit the pillow,I was gone.

ILR
02-17-2003, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Erm :o Why are you worshipping me for your new avatar?

because you re-sized it for me :D

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 10:02 PM
I did? :o All right, I did.

Being called away for dinner. See you guys later :wavey:

Lee
02-17-2003, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I've never seen these 'Year in Tennis' books in B&N. Don't get me wrong, I <3 B&N, but they've never had an estoundingly wonderful tennis and/or foreign news/magazine section.

At least, none of the ones I've ever been in do.

The only one I went here has a pretty insignificant collection on tennis book too. No tennis magazines at all and tennis books are as you expected, those from JMac and Brad Gilbert and some books teach you how to teach tennis :rolleyes:

I guess the layout of the book stores did look the same.

Lee
02-17-2003, 10:04 PM
Bye TH! :wavey:

ILR
02-17-2003, 10:05 PM
yes you did!Because I dont know how to do and I asked you :) bye :wavey:

Lee
02-17-2003, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
oh pfft Lee what was wrong with the other one?:p in fact dont say I dont want to hear a bad word said against Ale :angel:

I like it too :D I must yet again thank Hackie for it :) *worships Hackie*

We now both have shirtless guys in our avatar :D :D

Have anyone seen those shirtless AA pic in GM. :eek:

ILR
02-17-2003, 10:10 PM
so we do Lee:D I prefer Andriy though ;)

and no I havent looked as Im afraid of what I might see!:eek:

Layla
02-17-2003, 10:11 PM
Bye TH! :wavey:

Lee
02-17-2003, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
so we do Lee:D I prefer Andriy though ;)

and no I havent looked as Im afraid of what I might see!:eek:

I should use another one of Guga's. Actually, this one is definitely not the best shirtless pic he has.

You better stay away from those pic of AA.

ILR
02-17-2003, 10:15 PM
even so,Id still prefer Andriy :hearts: seeing him on TV last night rekindled my love for him :D

and there is no way you'd catch me staring at Andres chest :eek: yikes

Layla
02-17-2003, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by Lee
We now both have shirtless guys in our avatar :D :D

Have anyone seen those shirtless AA pic in GM. :eek:

No, and I'm not sure I want to. :p

Lee
02-17-2003, 10:22 PM
Layla, I see Arnaud Di Pasquale on Copenhagen Open commitment list.

Lee
02-17-2003, 10:24 PM
Will be out for about 10 minutes. I need to reboot my computer.

ILR
02-17-2003, 10:24 PM
who the hell posted pics of bare chested Andre?:eek: :rolleyes: unless it was one of you guys as a joke :p coz I think the thread is meant to be enjoyed ;)

Lee
02-17-2003, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
who the hell posted pics of bare chested Andre?:eek: :rolleyes: unless it was one of you guys as a joke :p coz I think the thread is meant to be enjoyed ;)

lol you should see the response there!

Yuk I just reboot my computer and not I have to go!

Bye :wavey:

ILR
02-17-2003, 10:42 PM
well maybe I might go see but Ill be careful not too see too much.Bye Lee :wavey:

Layla
02-17-2003, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Layla, I see Arnaud Di Pasquale on Copenhagen Open commitment list.

Thanks. :) TH already mentioned it earlier. I'm very happy to see him back in action. :bounce: He needs to improve his ranking.

Bye Lee! :wavey:

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 10:56 PM
:wavey: Again.

I saw those shirtless pics of Agassihole and :eek::eek: my eyes! :p

Arnaud's inside the Top 100, that's a good stepping stone. Hopefully he will do well in France this week and in Denmark next week. (I must admit I don't know much about challengers :o)

Bye, Lee :wavey:

ILR
02-17-2003, 10:58 PM
:wavey: hi again

OK you're eyes are going funny,I cant even see any Andre pics :owhich is probably a blessing in disguise judging by the comments :p

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 11:03 PM
Let's just say, nobody wanted to see a 32-year-old hairy chest instead of a 20-something one :D

And yes, it is a blessing in disguise.

ILR
02-17-2003, 11:06 PM
:eek: *shudders* ew blessing in disguise indeed!:D

*speaking of 20 something chests,eyes wander off to new avatar* :hearts:

Layla
02-17-2003, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Arnaud's inside the Top 100, that's a good stepping stone. Hopefully he will do well in France this week and in Denmark next week. (I must admit I don't know much about challengers :o)


I don't either. :o Yes, I'm truly pleased that Arnaud is in the top 100, but he needs to win a match in the main tournament. So far he's only won in qualies. Ooops, am I becoming greedy? :o ;)

Anyway, I'm going to bed now, so see you tomorrow. Goodnight! :wavey:

ILR
02-17-2003, 11:23 PM
goodnight Layla :wavey:

TennisHack
02-17-2003, 11:28 PM
No, that's not too greedy of you. I want the same for Michel. I think I'd die if he started playing challengers again :o even though there's nothing shameful about it.

Goodnight, Layla :wavey:

Leo7
02-18-2003, 01:12 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Oh, pfft, I have stuff to do, but am just happy to be hanging around here. It's actually not very cold outside. I definitely got the storm that Leo got, but I guess we are a bit more resilient than you Jersey folks, LOL ;)

well us New Jersians aren't used to such cold weather. the last few years it's been really warm during the winter and we've gotten practically no snow. this year is much different, thank god. i love the snow... when i don't have to shovel it. ;)

Leo7
02-18-2003, 01:27 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Hmm, I was wondering why the scoreline wasn't closer than it was . . . I guess it's good to know she wasn't feeling 100%.

Oh, well. The sisters probably aren't playing for a few weeks and she can continue on in their absence :D

Some posters on gotennis were trying to explain that Kimmy wasn't feeling well and therefore couldn't play her best but all the Williams obsessers shot them down.

It makes me so mad how all the Williams fans make up lame excuses when either Venus or Serena lose. one girl was saying that Serena only had two legitimate losses last season (Schnyder and Henin). they need to give Kimmy, Chanda, and Meghann the credit they deserve. i mean what kind of excuses is "she was tired". :rolleyes: and now there's a new topic on the WTA board where everyone is bad-mouthing Kimmy and saying that she is just all hype and will never win a Slam. those assholes. :fiery: and there's also this "Mary is HUGE!" thread that makes me want to cry. :sad: i don't know why i bother with gotennis anymore.

Hackie, i would stay off the WTA board as much as possible.

Leo7
02-18-2003, 01:31 AM
anyway, here's something to smile about if you like your Russians:

Russian teens on the march
From correspondents in Dubai
February 18, 2003

SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA has led a Russian victory parade at the WTA Dubai Championships, defeating Iva Majoli of Croatia 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 to earn a second round clash with third seed Jennifer Capriati.

The 17-year old 2001 junior world champion recovered from Majoli serving at 5-4 and holding a set point, and then credited the windy conditions for helping her to concentrate.

"I had to do that," she said.

"I think what helped me was that at my club where I was practising recently it was awful weather and we almost couldn't practise because of the unbelievable wind.

"I think that helped me a lot."

Another Russian on the march is Dinara Safina, 16-year old sister of Marat Safin.

She defeated Rossana Neffa-De Los Rios 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 in a qualifier to qualify for the main draw, where she will face last weekend's Doha champion and fellow Russian, Anastasia Myskina.

"It's a little bit difficult because we are really good friends," said Safina, who lost to Myskina last week.

"I'm a little bit scared, but it doesn't matter. Win or lose, we are friends. I know how to play her, but she also knows how to play against me."

Safina, who reached the 2001 Wimbledon junior final and last year won her first career title in Sopot, Poland, has found that adjusting from junior tournaments to the WTA Tour has been a real challenge.

"It's different, because everybody is playing good," she said.

"In the juniors, you say This one I will beat easy'.

"Up to the quarter-finals I know I will beat this girl even if I play my worst tennis, but here if I play my worst tennis I will lose 6-0, 6-0 and go home immediately.

"Even playing a girl ranked 150 you know it's going to be tough because she wants to win."

There are seven Russians ranked in the top 50, and three contested the semi-finals in Doha last week.

One of those was Lina Krasnoroutskaya, who is also making her mark again after missing much of last year with a career-threatening ankle injury.

She dismissed Adriana Serra Zanetti 6-3 6-0, and then revealed that the keen interest in the game shown by ex-President Boris Yeltsin has played a part in Russia's success.

"Now there are 10 or 11 of us all together and we're all doing very well, and I'm just so proud of the Russian girls because we are all young," said the 18-year old.

"I just don't know why it happened that so many Russians are coming. But I think when the President or somebody is helping the sport then of course it's going to be more interesting for everyone. I think he helped a lot."

:bounce:

Leo7
02-18-2003, 01:38 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Yes, Hackie, I want that book too! I have the 2000 and 2001 books and they are DAMNED expensive!!

Did Mario win???

Juanqui and Tommy lost their doubles? Ah... too bad!! Hope my other fave dbles win!;)

are you talking about Roger/Max? i'm so glad these two are back playing as a team. Vladimir and Max just weren't doing well together so far this season. Good Luck to them tomorrow. :)

Leo7
02-18-2003, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Well, it appears Mario lost :( Two tiebreaks, then 6-4 in the third.

He's also doing well for himself. He looks to be situated in the mid-60s in the entry system now. Probably still has some growing to do, not to mention maturing. But it's exciting to see him on the rise! :)

Richard Gasquet, though currently sick, has jumped up to #129! I'd really like to see him inside the Top 100 before Roland Garros. Of course, I'd also like to SEE him during RG but fat chance of that happening :rolleyes:

You're welcome for the info, Layla! :)

wow, i had no idea Richard was that high in the rankings already! good for him. :)

Leo7
02-18-2003, 01:47 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi Lee! :wavey:

Something occured to me today. I know Mardet is a fellow Sampras fan and you seem to have enjoyed his posts, but I'm almost certain he is the one and only UR1. The style is unmistakable, including capitalizing the emphasized words. No wonder I was having trouble concentrating while reading his posts. I have no problem with long posts, in fact I appreciate them more than I do the short ones, but his style is usually unreadable to me. He always goes off on a tangent and argues things people never said ad nauseum. That thread has become quite sickening.

ughh, i know what you mean. usually i just skip over UR1's long posts now. it's just that he always repeats himself over and over and over and he doesn't get his point across clearly. most of the time he is just saying what another person already said and putting it in his own, confusing words.

btw, what is this thread on atpworld you are talking bout?

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 01:47 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
It makes me so mad how all the Williams fans make up lame excuses when either Venus or Serena lose. one girl was saying that Serena only had two legitimate losses last season (Schnyder and Henin). they need to give Kimmy, Chanda, and Meghann the credit they deserve. i mean what kind of excuses is "she was tired". :rolleyes: and now there's a new topic on the WTA board where everyone is bad-mouthing Kimmy and saying that she is just all hype and will never win a Slam. those assholes. :fiery: and there's also this "Mary is HUGE!" thread that makes me want to cry. :sad: i don't know why i bother with gotennis anymore.

Hackie, i would stay off the WTA board as much as possible.

I lurked on the GoTennis boards for a day and decided it wasn't for me. Too much like WTAWorld.

:rolleyes: Chanda single-handedly kept Serena from dominating the summer season last year, and Kimmy most definitely earned her win at the championships last year. She kicked ass :D You knew Serena was upset the second she trotted out that "I was so tired after playing 13 tournaments" line. 13 tournaments is barely 1/3 of the year :rolleyes:

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 01:48 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
are you talking about Roger/Max? i'm so glad these two are back playing as a team. Vladimir and Max just weren't doing well together so far this season. Good Luck to them tomorrow. :)

Hi Leo!

Yes, I was talking about Rogi and Max! Also Alex and Albert -- I hope they can win their first match after Alex's pitiful showing vs. Jarkko!

Are you enjoying your winter wonderland or is it a pain?? I was watching CNN w C Chung [not my fave person] and the snow doesn't look that bad to us Canadians!! Hee hee!

:p

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 01:50 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
well us New Jersians aren't used to such cold weather. the last few years it's been really warm during the winter and we've gotten practically no snow. this year is much different, thank god. i love the snow... when i don't have to shovel it. ;)

The requisite MeFi snow link (http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/23640) ;)

Judging from this, you guys probably got twice as much snow as we did. I think we got about a foot, whereas they are reporting 19-24 inches in NY & PA.

Either way, it was the best kind of snow, fluffy and white and positively sticky. They were out plowing the sidewalks tonight, so I guess no more half-snow-days for us :(

Leo7
02-18-2003, 01:50 AM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
ah you miss me do you?;) thats too sweet.:p sleeping at that time?:eek: thats worse then me!

i miss you too, hunnie. :kiss: it seems like i haven't talked to you in months. :eek: :(

Leo7
02-18-2003, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
The requisite MeFi snow link (http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/23640) ;)

Judging from this, you guys probably got twice as much snow as we did. I think we got about a foot, whereas they are reporting 19-24 inches in NY & PA.

Either way, it was the best kind of snow, fluffy and white and positively sticky. They were out plowing the sidewalks tonight, so I guess no more half-snow-days for us :(

yeah, we got a little less than 2 feet of snow.

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
Another Russian on the march is Dinara Safina, 16-year old sister of Marat Safin.

She defeated Rossana Neffa-De Los Rios 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 in a qualifier to qualify for the main draw, where she will face last weekend's Doha champion and fellow Russian, Anastasia Myskina.

"It's a little bit difficult because we are really good friends," said Safina, who lost to Myskina last week.

"I'm a little bit scared, but it doesn't matter. Win or lose, we are friends. I know how to play her, but she also knows how to play against me."

Safina, who reached the 2001 Wimbledon junior final and last year won her first career title in Sopot, Poland, has found that adjusting from junior tournaments to the WTA Tour has been a real challenge.

"It's different, because everybody is playing good," she said.

"In the juniors, you say This one I will beat easy'.

"Up to the quarter-finals I know I will beat this girl even if I play my worst tennis, but here if I play my worst tennis I will lose 6-0, 6-0 and go home immediately.

"Even playing a girl ranked 150 you know it's going to be tough because she wants to win."

Dinara is definitely one to watch. She gave Serena all she could handle at the US Open last year, and I was quite happy to see her in the quarters last week.

She, Anastasia Myskina and Elena Bovina -- I will be surprised if they don't crack the Top 10 at some point in their careers.

Lina Krasnarutskaya I'm not sure if she'll make it to the Top 10 but she definitely deserves to be in the Top 20. Hopefully she can stay healthy enough to achieve her goals :)

And I'm thrilled to death that there are so many top Russian women out there :)

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 01:56 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
yeah, we got a little less than 2 feet of snow.

Are you going to have another snow day?

Well, at least my hot water is back!

Leo7
02-18-2003, 01:58 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Hi Leo!

Yes, I was talking about Rogi and Max! Also Alex and Albert -- I hope they can win their first match after Alex's pitiful showing vs. Jarkko!

Are you enjoying your winter wonderland or is it a pain?? I was watching CNN w C Chung [not my fave person] and the snow doesn't look that bad to us Canadians!! Hee hee!

:p

hey RF! yup, i'm enjoying the snowy weather. especially since it's been so rare the past few winters. i'm glad i have tomorrow off the enjoy it some more. :D

i have to go now but i'll prolly be back in an hour. :wavey:

Leo7
02-18-2003, 02:00 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Are you going to have another snow day?

Well, at least my hot water is back!

yay, i'm happy your hot water is back! :bounce: and yes, i have a snow day tomorrow! :bounce:

btw, Anastasia IS a top 10 player now, b/c she won that Doha title last week. congrats to her. :) Bovina should follow shortly..

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 02:00 AM
Ooh, I see things are getting heated in GM again.

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 02:02 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
btw, Anastasia IS a top 10 player now, b/c she won that Doha title last week. congrats to her. :) Bovina should follow shortly..

Yes, I realized when I posted that Anastasia had just cracked the Top 10 last week :) Many congrats to her.

Elena continues to blow my mind. She was a qualifier at the US Open last year and with that quarterfinal run got up to #61, and now she's #17 :eek: I guess I should pay more attention to the women.

Lee
02-18-2003, 02:03 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
Some posters on gotennis were trying to explain that Kimmy wasn't feeling well and therefore couldn't play her best but all the Williams obsessers shot them down.

It makes me so mad how all the Williams fans make up lame excuses when either Venus or Serena lose. one girl was saying that Serena only had two legitimate losses last season (Schnyder and Henin). they need to give Kimmy, Chanda, and Meghann the credit they deserve. i mean what kind of excuses is "she was tired". :rolleyes: and now there's a new topic on the WTA board where everyone is bad-mouthing Kimmy and saying that she is just all hype and will never win a Slam. those assholes. :fiery: and there's also this "Mary is HUGE!" thread that makes me want to cry. :sad: i don't know why i bother with gotennis anymore.

Hackie, i would stay off the WTA board as much as possible.

Leo, I think you only stay on the ATP board in Gotennis. I don't think I can survive those viciousness in WTA board there.

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 02:04 AM
:) Have fun, Leo!

Hackie, I hope Dinara does well this year -- I like her! I also like Eleni!

My sis saw that Tommy/Mark [Flip] ad on A&E tonight! I have to catch it... funny neither of them is playing while the ad is on! :p

Let's see who am I cheering for tomorrow in Rotterdam? Feli, Juanqui, Tommy, Timmy, Rogi and Max, Alex and Albert -- don't know who else.

Looks like Rogi doesn't play until Wed. [did he play Wed. last week too?? if so, he played 5 days in a row... ] ;)

Who is ILR's avatar then??

Lee
02-18-2003, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
btw, what is this thread on atpworld you are talking bout?

http://www.atpworld.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=214567#post214567

Lee
02-18-2003, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Are you going to have another snow day?

Well, at least my hot water is back!

Good news finally! :wavey:

Leo7
02-18-2003, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Have fun, Leo!

Hackie, I hope Dinara does well this year -- I like her! I also like Eleni!

My sis saw that Tommy/Mark [Flip] ad on A&E tonight! I have to catch it... funny neither of them is playing while the ad is on! :p

Let's see who am I cheering for tomorrow in Rotterdam? Feli, Juanqui, Tommy, Timmy, Rogi and Max, Alex and Albert -- don't know who else.

Looks like Rogi doesn't play until Wed. [did he play Wed. last week too?? if so, he played 5 days in a row... ] ;)

Who is ILR's avatar then??

I'm rooting for all the same players tomorrow - except i'd rather see Richard beat Tommy ;)

Leo7
02-18-2003, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by Lee
http://www.atpworld.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=214567#post214567

thanks for the link :) btw, i like your new guga avatar

Leo7
02-18-2003, 03:10 AM
well i haven't read much of the thread yet but already i agree that this "mardet" person is similar to UR1 on gotennis. writes very long consecutive posts, makes some random words CAPITAL, and also uses these signs: =====. could be the same person.

Leo7
02-18-2003, 03:11 AM
well i'm going to bed. goodnight whoever is still here. :wavey:

Lee
02-18-2003, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
btw, i like your new guga avatar

Thanks! This and the prv avatar all come from the same pic. And the pic spell his name Custavo Kverten :D

Lee
02-18-2003, 03:14 AM
Goodnight Leo! :wavey:

Leo7
02-18-2003, 03:18 AM
before i go i just want to ask when was the last time was that Juanqui/Tommy won a match together? i know it's been a while. they lost first round today, in Sydney, and in Wimby. :(

anyway i'm gone now. :wavey:

Vera
02-18-2003, 03:38 AM
Good night Leo :wavey:

I saw the Vaiva and Layla were both here :). Vaiva, my arm is getting better but the mysterious soreness is still there :(. So me and Clement are both left-handed now :p, what a coincident :D. Gosh, Clement's so cute, to play left-handed and still win. But I felt kinda bad for that fellow who lost to him, as if losing is not bad enough :o.

Feels like it's been ages since Juanqui last play, so he's finally back in action. Well, hope he's able to change gear from clay to hard court, I heard Alex mentioned he's unable to adapt the hardcourt from clay yet. Man, I felt horrible for Alex, he said sorry to the crowd for putting up a poor performance. He hasn't won a match since last year in Madrid :sad:.

I was just browsing around and saw that Juanqui hasn't won a match in 3 tries in Indian Wells :rolleyes:. Well, he better works up his game to get prepare this year, winning the 2 warm-up tourneys in Rotterdam and Dubai would be good :p :D.

Rios lost to Sanchez :rolleyes: . And that Memphis event has a bunch of nobodies and Pandy. Well, no wonder he kept winning that :p.

Does anyone knows if we need to submit our players for the game tomorrow? I'm guessing not since Diss is still fixing his computer, hope everything is okay with his comp.

Chloe le Bopper
02-18-2003, 04:23 AM
She, Anastasia Myskina and Elena Bovina -- I will be surprised if they don't crack the Top 10 at some point in their careers.

Maybe I read this wrong - but you do realize that Myskina is in the top ten now....?

I didn't read the past couple pages, so maybe you made note of that, or meant that anyhow ;)

My wrist is SO sore I might not even be able to type with this hand tomorrow. I had to stop writing notes :mad:

ferrerogrrl
02-18-2003, 06:09 AM
Rebecca, do you post on worldcrossing now? I'll be so glad to have another Juanqui fan around!!!;)

Chloe le Bopper
02-18-2003, 06:15 AM
Indeed, I am the Queen ;)

maratski
02-18-2003, 08:56 AM
:wavey: goodmorning

Thanks for the article on the russians leo. They are very good players and I hope they'll be steady top 20 players, some even top 10. Too bad Dinara has to play Myskina again. I think she can be in the top 40 before RG.

I hope your wrist will do better soon becca.

Here in Paris it's around 2 degrees, but that's too cold for me. I can't wait for the summer to come. Six weeks in sunny morocco.

Layla
02-18-2003, 10:57 AM
Morning! :wavey:

Urgh! I had a horrible night. I woke up at 4:30 because I had a nose-bleed and I was choking on the blood. :eek: Then I was afraid to fall asleep in case it happened again. Well, I survived but I've been tasting the blood in my mouth all morining. :(

Anyway, Zhenya just won 6-2 6-0 and he even bagelled poor Lopez. :eek: :D And my Timmy is about to play the first match in ages, so good luck to him! :) It's great to see him back in action. I have to get ready to cheer for him now. ;)

vaiva
02-18-2003, 11:31 AM
Morning! (Day) :wavey:

Layla :sad: Your body is giving you signs, don't you think? I know nothing about the medicine so I do not know what advice to give you, but some rest will always be good.

In contrast, I had a good night. It was so good that I overslept this morning and now I am behind the schedule :o

Great result for Zhenia ;) but poor Dinara. For the second week in a row she lost to Myskina. I guess she still needs to learn a lot to be ready to compete at full strength on the main tour.

Ilhame, when did you move to Paris? I think you lived somewhere else (at least while we were posting on Sergei's forum?). Six weeks in Marocco? Is that for your holiday? Do you have some ethnic background from there or it is just a nice place for you to spend in summer?

Layla
02-18-2003, 11:43 AM
Morning Vaiva! :wavey:

I wish I could rest. I got a fresh batch yesterday and there's more to come today. But I agree that my body is giving me signals. I wish I could afford to heed them though. April 1st is not that far away anyway. ;)

I think it's good that you overslept even if you're a little behind. A good night's sleep is very important. I almost never oversleep because my stereo serves as an alarm clock, so I wake up to the sound of the current CD of choice every morning. :)

I wish Dinara could have won her match as well. :( I don't particularly care for Myskina.

maratski
02-18-2003, 12:36 PM
Hi Vaiva and Layla

I hope you're doing better now. My sister usually gets a nose bleed in the summer because of the heat but, it's freaking cold right now so it's strange.

I'm born and raised in Holland, but my origin is moroccan. My entire family lives there so we go there every summer. We have a house there and everybody always comes to stay over. It's really nice being together with them and all the friends I have there.
At the moment I have an internship in Paris. For the next 4 months I'll be "working" and enjoying this beautiful city. 2 years ago I was in Paris as an exchange student and now I'm back cause I love it here. I'm already looking forward to RG. It starts on my birthday and since I'll be alone I'll go to the tournament. I just still have to tell my boss about that, but he won't mind.

Layla
02-18-2003, 12:38 PM
Tim lost 4-6 2-6. :sad::sad::sad: I am not a happy camper right now. I hope Max can take out Ljubicic but given his form I'm not too hopeful.

Moving on to Juanqui.

VAMOS JUAN CARLOS!

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Layla
02-18-2003, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by Ilhame
Hi Vaiva and Layla

I hope you're doing better now. My sister usually gets a nose bleed in the summer because of the heat but, it's freaking cold right now so it's strange.

I'm born and raised in Holland, but my origin is moroccan. My entire family lives there so we go there every summer. We have a house there and everybody always comes to stay over. It's really nice being together with them and all the friends I have there.
At the moment I have an internship in Paris. For the next 4 months I'll be "working" and enjoying this beautiful city. 2 years ago I was in Paris as an exchange student and now I'm back cause I love it here. I'm already looking forward to RG. It starts on my birthday and since I'll be alone I'll go to the tournament. I just still have to tell my boss about that, but he won't mind.

It's not that unusual. I get nose-bleeds frequently in the winter because of the central heating, but never while I'm sleeping. :confused: The air in my apartment is extremely dry. I try to spray some water once in a while but it doesn't help much. I feel a bit better thanks. :)

It's great that you have family and friends in so many different places. Paris is a magical city and you're quite lucky that you'll be able to go to my favorite tournament in the whole world. :)

Mmmm, I love Moroccan cuisine, well its vegetarian part. I often make couscous with a delicious chickpea, eggplant, pepper and carrot stew. I usually put some raisins in it too. :drool:

maratski
02-18-2003, 12:53 PM
Too bad Tim lost, he's also one of my faves :sad:
He probably lacked match practice, cause with those big serves of Ljubicic you have to be focused and fit.

Couscous is my fave dish. At home we eat it almost every friday. I prefer couscous with chicken over couscous with meat. They really have different tastes even though you put the same vegetables in it.
In Morocco they also make couscous with raisins and unions and chicken, but I don't really like that one.

I'm looking forward to JC's match too. I hope he also goes trough like YK.

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Tim lost 4-6 2-6. :sad::sad::sad: I am not a happy camper right now. I hope Max can take out Ljubicic but given his form I'm not too hopeful.

Moving on to Juanqui.

VAMOS JUAN CARLOS!

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Hi Layla and Vaiva and Ilhame!

I'm sad about Tim too, Layla but it's been a long time since he played so it'll take him a while to get back. Yes, I want Max to take out Ljubicic too! [I don't post in the Rotterdam forum w all the Croatian supporters!]

I kinda wanted Lopez to start off well too but so far the Spaniards have done nothing... it's up to Juanqui and Tommy today -- VAMOS, GUAPOS!!!

Re: nosebleeds -- I get them all the time esp when it's dry -- our c heating is really bad here! I've had them since childhood though -- it's yukky to have that taste of blood in your mouth!! Hope you're feeling better... I feel woozy after a nosebleed...

;)


Onto a nicer topic: I am amazed at the richness and variety of Moroccan cuisine -- it's quite interesting! Still exotic to me -- no Moroccan restos in TO that I'm aware of... Montreal has some I think. I had couscous in Arles -- I do make my own couscous w chicken but NOT THE couscous. I want to try a tagine too! Morocco looks like a beautiful place... I've been lucky enough to visit the Moorish monuments in S Spain -- just gorgeous!

maratski
02-18-2003, 01:26 PM
Morocco is beautiful indeed. Marrakech for example is really awesome. The weather is always good and you can eat at Jemaa el fna, the famous square. Then a walk trough the old Medina. I really miss it.
Tagine is nice too. You can make it with everything you like actually. My dad always makes a tagine with vegetables only. That's really yummie. But my fave tagine is with fish. My aunt makes it for us in the summer and it's really spicy. I can't take spicy food too well, but that I eat no matter what.
Too bad I'm not a kitchen princess and have to miss this wonderful food for 4 months. I can make an omelet or spaghetti, but that's about it.

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 01:31 PM
:) Hackie, where are you???

This is for you if you haven't seen it already:
http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/images/gallerij/dag1/nieminen2.jpg

There's another pic too.

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 01:33 PM
http://www.abnamrowtt.nl/images/gallerij/dag1/nieminen.jpg

This one's not as good but it's something!!

Ilhame: what quartier do you live in in Paris? I don't know the city that well but I know where most areas are. Funny I've had some of the best Chinese food ever in Paris -- 7e arrondissement! ;)

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 01:37 PM
:) 'Don Quijote' gana su primer título ATP

This is the title of an article on David Sanchez winning Vina del Mar in Chile -- they call him "Don Quijote" and he doesn't really know why -- he said it's because he doesn't like to walk anywhere and he likes to dress properly "muy correctamente"... funny! Well, he's doing better than Corretja and Robredo...! Even better than Juanqui at the moment with his tournament win!

VAMOS, JUANQUI!!!:cool:

maratski
02-18-2003, 01:39 PM
I live in the 9th at 200m from Opera. It's really cool cause I have stores, cinemas, restaurants and all just around the corner.

I don't like chinese food, but there are a lot of chinese restaurants here.

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by Ilhame
I live in the 9th at 200m from Opera. It's really cool cause I have stores, cinemas, restaurants and all just around the corner.

I don't like chinese food, but there are a lot of chinese restaurants here.

So is Marat your fave? I also like him a lot despite his temperament [or maybe because of it!]. When he plays well, he's fun to watch and is not boring.

I guess the French would say that Marat has "des lacunes"... :p

maratski
02-18-2003, 02:32 PM
Marat is my fave indeed. I love his game and his temperament. The stunning good looks are also nice. He's never boring, before the match you never know what you'll get.


I just read on the dutch site of the tournament that Tim indeed lacks match practice, but he was happy that his shoulder held up. He says that if the shoulder is ok tomorrow morning he can go to Dubai as a happy man.

ILR
02-18-2003, 02:35 PM
:wavey:

omg you wouldnt believe the trouble Ive had getting into here!Well actually you all know what its like!Anyway just got back from an Italian restaurant :D yummy :lick: and I really should get to bed earlier I was up until 2:30 am again :o

ILR
02-18-2003, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i miss you too, hunnie. :kiss: it seems like i haven't talked to you in months. :eek: :(

:kiss: I know!:sad: months and months

maratski
02-18-2003, 02:49 PM
Juan Carlos just beat Arthurs 7-6 7-6. Well done. I don't remember much from their matches, but I think they were always this close. Correct me if I'm wrong.

ILR
02-18-2003, 02:57 PM
:D Juanqui won :D Layla,sorry to hear about your nosebleed,thats awful!:( and RF-my avatar is Andriy Shevchenko :D:hearts:

Leo7
02-18-2003, 03:06 PM
Emma!! :kiss: :kiss:

Hip Hip Hooray for Juanqui! He won his first match as a 23 year old! Arthurs never had a chance :bounce:

ILR
02-18-2003, 03:10 PM
:kiss: Leo!:D just as I was saying how long its been!;)

maratski
02-18-2003, 03:11 PM
Nice avatar ILR :drool: I know the name shevchenko, but not the face that goes with it. Does he still play for ac milan? I think that's where he played, but I'm not sure.
Tomorrow they're showing ManU v Juventus. It promises to be a nice match.

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 03:12 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:D Juanqui won :D Layla,sorry to hear about your nosebleed,thats awful!:( and RF-my avatar is Andriy Shevchenko :D:hearts:

ILR!

I just can't keep up w your boys!! Hee hee! :p

Good for Don Juanqui!! He shouldn't have a prob w his next opponent, Jonas or P Wessels!

;)

I need a snack...

Leo7
02-18-2003, 03:12 PM
And Happy 29th Birthday to Yevgeny. He crushed Feliciano today 6-2, 6-0 :eek: :eek:

Layla
02-18-2003, 03:13 PM
JUANQUI! :hearts: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Thanks you darling for making this day a little better. :kiss:

My is this place slow today. :(

Hi Emma! :wavey:

Well, you can afford to stay up late this week, so there's nothing wrong with it. ;)

vaiva
02-18-2003, 03:14 PM
The board suddenly slowed down for me to unbearable levels :mad: So I'm giving up and going back to work.

I saw Emma and Leo7, they probably already made it here :wavey:

sy ju leite :wavey:

Leo7
02-18-2003, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by Ilhame
Juan Carlos just beat Arthurs 7-6 7-6. Well done. I don't remember much from their matches, but I think they were always this close. Correct me if I'm wrong.

yes, their matches are usually close. but the outcome is always the same. Juanqui has a 4-0 record against Arthurs now. :D

ILR
02-18-2003, 03:18 PM
Ilhame,he does indeed play for AC Mialn:D :hearts: sorry to keep confusing you RF :p

Layla,I know but still its bad ;) I stay on the comp for so long now!:eek:

I did get here,hi and bye Vaiva :wavey:

Layla
02-18-2003, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by Ilhame

I just read on the dutch site of the tournament that Tim indeed lacks match practice, but he was happy that his shoulder held up. He says that if the shoulder is ok tomorrow morning he can go to Dubai as a happy man.

Well, that's a relief. :) Thanks for the news. It hasn't been translated into English yet.

Layla
02-18-2003, 03:21 PM
Hi Leo! :wavey:

Bye Vaiva! :wavey:

ILR
02-18-2003, 03:22 PM
ok bro is kicking me off :mad: Ill be on later :wavey:

Leo7
02-18-2003, 03:31 PM
Bye Emma! :wavey: :kiss:

maratski
02-18-2003, 03:33 PM
Bye Vaiva:wavey:

The main reason I never came in here was that my pc at home was so slow, but luckily I have a fast internet acces here at work.

Leo7
02-18-2003, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Tim lost 4-6 2-6. :sad::sad::sad: I am not a happy camper right now. I hope Max can take out Ljubicic but given his form I'm not too hopeful.

aww, don't be too upset Layla. this was Tim's first match of the season so he was probably just rusty. he'll bounce back in his next tourney. :)

maratski
02-18-2003, 03:45 PM
Here's the article on Henman that I was talking about


Ljubicic cuts Henman’s (5)
comeback short: 6-4 6-2




Tim Henman’s comeback in Rotterdam was short-lived. After an enforced absence of almost four months, the British top player took on Ivan Ljubicic in his first match after injury. Showing little mercy with the number five seed, the Croatian took revenge for his defeat in the semi-finals of 2002: 6-4 6-2.

"It’s a funny feeling: I am happy that my shoulder held up, but disappointed that I lost,’’ said the Englishman after his defeat. "I missed a couple of volleys that I should have made. But there’s nothing strange about that. I know from the training that I’m still in control of the game. The only thing I need is to play lots of matches. If I don’t feel a reaction to my shoulder tomorrow morning, I’ll be leaving for Dubai in a happy mood.’’

Henman had virtually no chance against Ljubicic. The Croatian served accurately (top speed 216 km) and left his opponent hardly any opportunity to strike back. Henman, too, recognised this. "He played very well.’’

In the first set a single service break in the third game put Ljubicic ahead and, after the remaining games had gone with service, he secured victory with two aces. In the second set, the man from Monte Carlo struck in the fifth (2-3) and seventh games (2-5). Ljubicic clinched the match with a final ace in 72 minutes. In the next round he will be confronted with another hard server, Max Mirnyi.

Layla
02-18-2003, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
aww, don't be too upset Layla. this was Tim's first match of the season so he was probably just rusty. he'll bounce back in his next tourney. :)

Thanks for the comfort Leo. :) I know you're right. Besides, the news that his shoulder is ok and Juanqui's victory made me feel a whole lot better. :D

Leo7
02-18-2003, 03:52 PM
I just read an article that said Juanqui lost in the 1st round the two previous times he played in Rotterdam. Not the case anymore. :D

Anyway I'm gonna go b/c the boards are too slow for my liking and I have to eat some breakfast (more like lunch actually). bye Layla and Ilhame. :wavey:

Layla
02-18-2003, 04:24 PM
Bye Leo and Emma! :wavey:

I have to go myself, so see you all later! :wavey:

maratski
02-18-2003, 04:44 PM
I was just on the player chat with Dominik Hrbaty. It was cool. He answered almost all of my questions. I'll write about it tomorrow.

I'm going home bye all :wavey:

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Urgh! I had a horrible night. I woke up at 4:30 because I had a nose-bleed and I was choking on the blood. :eek: Then I was afraid to fall asleep in case it happened again. Well, I survived but I've been tasting the blood in my mouth all morining. :(

:eek: How horrible!

I unfortunately had a similar fate. The hot water went out AGAIN sometime during the night, but I just couldn't bear to be dirty again, so I took basically a glorified spit bath (all the necessities) and dunked my head to wash my hair. It was so horrible. The water wasn't even lukewarm. To make matters worse, it is still below freezing outside.

Today we were sent an email saying it should be fixed now but that they were having to order new parts and would be working on it again.

I would gladly go to another building to take a shower -- if they would plow the damn sidewalks! :fiery: Once again I had to wade to class. This is getting really annoying. :rolleyes:

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by Ilhame
I was just on the player chat with Dominik Hrbaty. It was cool. He answered almost all of my questions. I'll write about it tomorrow.

I'm going home bye all :wavey:

Bye Ilhame! Lunch for me. Did you know Dominik is a friend of Rogi?? They were hanging together in TO02... saw them getting ready to go to a club!! ;)

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by Ilhame
I hope you're doing better now. My sister usually gets a nose bleed in the summer because of the heat but, it's freaking cold right now so it's strange.

Oh, yes, my nose is bleeding as well. Apparently it's the cold weather that does it :( There's nothing like having to blow your nose after you come in from the cold but then to look down and its red is just :(

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 04:55 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
:) Hackie, where are you???


I was busy writing emails this morning about the water :fiery:

Where did you find that?!?!?! Jarkko :hearts: Thank you thank you thank you!!

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 05:01 PM
Many many many congrats to Juanqui on his victory :D As far as I know, he's only lost one set to Arthurs, and I'm not surprised that it went to a tiebreak both sets today. It's very hard to break either one of their serves :)

That's the way to start your 23rd year in style, baby! :kiss:

The match stats from the scoreboard may be exaggerated, but if this one is true, then I'm ecstatic -- if Arthurs had NO BREAK POINTS!! That means Juanqui took good care of his serve, and that's always promising :):):)

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 05:03 PM
Here are some highlights from Werthless this week :rolleyes:

You have written very nice things about Daniela Hantuchova, but it's clear that she cannot beat the Williams sisters, and I doubt she is a future champion. Are you still so big on her future, and if so, what is it you like so much?
—Don Dixon, Toronto

Hantuchova's inability to beat the Williams sisters notwithstanding (hardly a distinguishing characteristic), I'd say I'm still bullish on her future. What do I like? She does everything capably and has a lot of versatility in her game, though she doesn't always show it. She volleys well, she hits the slice, she can fire away from the baseline and she moves adroitly. What's more, she adapts well to different surfaces. She also competes fiercely. The court is not her catwalk; watch her play and you'll see a lot of fist-pumping and fierce looks at her coach -- with virtually no preening. She has had some bad losses -- to Ai Sugiyama in San Diego, for one, though there were extenuating circumstances -- but her upward trajectory has been awfully consistent.

Physically, she has the requisite height to be a Big Babe but still needs to add the bulk. Despite claims that she is improving her strength, she is still built like a net post; to the extent that we can trust the WTA media guide, Hantuchova weighs 123 pounds. She also seems to rush when the match tightens, particularly against better players. I recall watching her play Venus in Australia, and it seemed like Hantuchova had a plane to catch. If I'm picking the next player to win her first Slam singles title, the vote here goes to Kim Clijsters. But I'm tempted to pick Hantuchova ahead of the rest of the gang, i.e., Justin Henin-Hardenne, Jelena Dokic, Amelie Mauresmo.

Speaking of Hantuchova, a little story: I had the good fortune of spending last week in Madrid. (Boy, was Papa Hemingway right when he called it "as enchanting a world capital as there is.") Anyway, I'm walking through a department store one evening and I see a group of a dozen or so people crowded around TV set. I'm thinking that they must be revealing Joe Millionaire's pick a week early in Europe. As I get closer, I see that tennis is on the tube and that the assembled hombres and mujers are watching ... drum roll, please ... Hantuchova against Els Callens. I realize that many consider Hantuchova to have assets beyond her tennis. But, c'mon, we're talking about an early-round match in Antwerp. You witness a scene like this and you have to be optimistic that women's tennis will soon find a meaningful sponsor.

I am a huge fan of James Blake, but after watching the recent Davis Cup disaster, I'm left wondering if he really has the goods. Do you see a Grand Slam title in Blake's future?
—Terry House, Los Angeles

Another little story: I brought my wife with me to Indian Wells in 2001. It was early in the tournament, and on our way onto the grounds a kid playing on the back courts caught her eye. (But I'm OK with that. Really.) So for a few games we sat and watched Blake try to qualify for the main draw. Anyway, precisely one other fan was in the stands: the inimitable Lou Noritz, who moved to Blake's side of the court during each changeover and shouted hilarious exhortations like, "You're a champ and he's a chump, James." Despite this encouragement, Blake lost and, in fact, won just one main-draw match over the next four months.

I bring this up to point out that, two years later, our discussing Blake's chances of winning a major is, in and of itself, remarkable. He has really made staggering improvement, and he deserves an awful lot of credit for elevating his game so thoroughly. To answer your question, I guess we need to define "the goods." If "the goods" means winning a Slam, I think Blake is a longshot. His backhand is still easily exploited, and one fears that he is too intelligent for his own good on the court. On the other hand, if "the goods" denotes a solid top-20 player who will win the occasional title, make a run at the odd Slam and do honor to the sport with his perspective, sportsmanship and, not least, his sense of humor, Blake is your man.

One of my favorite players, Lina Krasnoroutskaya, finally appears to have her game back on track. She has beaten the likes of Nadia Petrova, Elena Bovina, Daja Bedanova and Monica Seles this year. How far do you see her climbing? She was in the top 30 two years ago; do you think she is top-10 or top-five material?
—Chris Bullman, Chicora, Pa.

I think it's more a question of Krasnoroutskaya getting her health rather than her game back. But, yes, she scored a big win over Seles the other day in Doha, one that ought to do wonders for her confidence. Krasnoroutskaya is a nice player whom we'll see more of in the coming years. But the top 10 is pretty tight right now (jeez, there must be at least, what, 10 players in it?), and bigger, more talented women (Bovina, Eleni Daniilidou, Anastasia Myskina to pick three) are knocking on the door.

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 05:16 PM
Kafelnikov celebrates his birthday in style: 6-2 6-0 :)

Yevgeny Kafelnikov does not stand on ceremony. Once the Russian tennis star steps out on court, he likes to win as quickly as possible. Even on his 29th birthday the man from Sochi was in no mood for giving away presents to Feliciano Lopez. "When it’s your birthday, you’re supposed to receive them," he coolly replied.

It was not a day his young Spanish opponent will lightly forget. The left-hander Lopez has an excellent forehand, but tried to run around his backhand too often. Ahoy’ is a fast court and he was sent scurrying to all corners. He lost his first service game to love and Kafelnikov then powered into a 5-2 lead before winning the set 6-2, again on Lopez’s serve.

The second set was a mere formality. Despite strong crowd support, Lopez had no chance whatsoever. His best performance was in the last game, when he managed to reach deuce. But in a carbon copy of the first set, he sealed his own fate with a failed drop shot: 6-0.

"It went very well," the winner confirmed. "I still enjoy myself on the court. I’m feeling a lot better after my operation. My only aim is to regain the form I had a few years ago." The prospect of a possible second round confrontation with Marat Safin does not worry him. "It’s a match just like any other." The current score between them is 2-1 in Safin’s favour. The last time the Russians were pitted against each other was in 2001 in St. Petersburg.

Vera
02-18-2003, 06:25 PM
Morning thread :wavey:

Sorry to hear about Layla's nosebleed and Becca's sore wrist. Hope you guys feel better soon.

Juanqui won his first round match :D. I like the score a lot. He has a very bad TB record so far before this match, so I think it's great that he gained 2 TB to make it better, still under 500 though, 3-4. Well, good luck to him in the next round.

Vera
02-18-2003, 06:25 PM
Happy birthday to Zhenya :kiss:.

Chloe le Bopper
02-18-2003, 06:29 PM
Sorry to hear about Layla's nosebleed and Becca's sore wrist. Hope you guys feel better soon.


I missed out on Layla's nosebleed. Not to suggest that it was an exciting event that required play by plays and updates, but I didn't see her post about it.

I used to get nosebleeds so bad that it came out my tear ducts. It was rather gross. It happened a couple times last year, once in my last year in highschool, and several times when I was younger. I had to get my nose cauterized (sp?); where they burn the inside of nose to build up scar tissue so that the blood vessels are more protected.

My wrist is much much better today, thanks. I'm not sure what it was. Years ago I was told that I had tendonitis, but I also had a ganglion in that wrist. Once the ganglion went away I never thought about it anymore, but that pain was exactly what I used to feel. I couldn't even take notes anymore, so I got far less work then I would have liked last night.

ILR
02-18-2003, 06:31 PM
back again for a bit :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
02-18-2003, 06:34 PM
Juan Carlos just beat Arthurs 7-6 7-6. Well done. I don't remember much from their matches, but I think they were always this close. Correct me if I'm wrong.

The scorelines are often very tight, but that is because their matches are dominated by serve. Wayne has only broken Ferrero once in 4 meetings; at the US Open, the set which he won 6-3. Which is the only set he's won off Ferrero, if I'm not mistaken?

Btw Hackie, he's actually starting his 24th year ;)

ILR
02-18-2003, 06:35 PM
:eek: you used to bleed out of your tearducts?:( thats awful Becca!And what you had done sounds painful!But glad everyone seems to be feeling better :)

Vera
02-18-2003, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
The scorelines are often very tight, but that is because their matches are dominated by serve. Wayne has only broken Ferrero once in 4 meetings; at the US Open, the set which he won 6-3. Which is the only set he's won off Ferrero, if I'm not mistaken?


Right, the only set that he lost was in that USO last year. But Juanqui's platinum hair might have sth to do with it, apparently he lost his concentration after winning the first 2 sets bcos he started checking out how the crowd like his new hair :p. :D, of course, I made all these up :p.

Chloe le Bopper
02-18-2003, 06:42 PM
IluvRogi - if I understand correct, what happened was that the pressure in the blood vessels was SO much that it somehow came out the tear ducts as well. I don't totally understand how that works, but seeing as everything in that region is interconnected it makes sense. It isn't all that alarming, but it's rather scary looking.

I don't remember it happening to me when I was younger, because I was so young at the point that my mother had to tend to my nosebleeds for me. I would have been younger than 7, because it was in my first house.

It happened to me my last year of highschool, as I mentioned. What happened was I was leaning over the sink after a bloody nose - well towards the end of it - cleaning myself up. I blew my nose to get rid of any left over gunk (charming, huh?), and then my one eye got all blurry and I couldn't see much out of it. I was confused and rubbed my eye till I could see better. Good thing that I checked myself in the mirror on the way out of the bathroom, because I had a large circle of blood all the way around my eye :)

Vera
02-18-2003, 06:43 PM
Hi Emma, how do you enjoy your day off so far? Italian restaurant, I haven't been to one for ages. I haven't been eating out much :(. I did made Fettuccine the other day, but frankly, I'm a terrible cook :o.

Chloe le Bopper
02-18-2003, 06:46 PM
Right, the only set that he lost was in that USO last year. But Juanqui's platinum hair might have sth to do with it, apparently he lost his concentration after winning the first 2 sets bcos he started checking out how the crowd like his new hair

lol.. Well I'm pretty sure that he got his reaction as soon as he came out onto the court. The several gasps, funny looks, and random calls of "somebody fell into a bottle of bleach" likely gave it away.

Lee
02-18-2003, 06:48 PM
Hi thread! :wavey:

Vera
02-18-2003, 06:49 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
It happened to me my last year of highschool, as I mentioned. What happened was I was leaning over the sink after a bloody nose - well towards the end of it - cleaning myself up. I blew my nose to get rid of any left over gunk (charming, huh?), and then my one eye got all blurry and I couldn't see much out of it. I was confused and rubbed my eye till I could see better. Good thing that I checked myself in the mirror on the way out of the bathroom, because I had a large circle of blood all the way around my eye :)

:eek: :eek: :eek: Becca, this sounded pretty serious. I very seldom get nosebleed, can't remember if I ever had one, I mean, the kind when blood bleed out of the nose. Though sometimes I scratched it too hard and got blood inside the nose, that's all.

ILR
02-18-2003, 06:50 PM
:eek: It isnt all that alarming!:p it doesnt sound particulalrly nice though!Its funny,Ive never heard of that before.Blood in your eye :eek: I would imagine that would hurt!

Hi Vera :wavey: Yes I have enjoyed my day off thanks,not awakening until afternoon :o then off to town for a bit of shopping,well magazines,mascara :p not clothes unfortunately and then for a nice lunch :D

Chloe le Bopper
02-18-2003, 06:52 PM
This one time in my first year of university that the good old blood out the eye socket trick happened again, I was sure to call my roomate to come have a look! I actually took the time to wipe myself up in the bathroom, then walk to my room and say "Hey Adrienne, check this out!" and then proceeded to pinch my nose off and create pressure in it that caused the blood to trickle into my eye. Needless to say, she was totally disgusted with me.

This was hardly the only thing that I did to gross her out that year. A couple times I took my navel ring out in front of her. Something about watching somebody stick a piece of metal in and out of a flop of skin in their stomache, sickens people. Gee, I can't imagine why!

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I was busy writing emails this morning about the water :fiery:

Where did you find that?!?!?! Jarkko :hearts: Thank you thank you thank you!!

I knew you'd like them!!

All this talk about yukky nosebleeds -- I get them on an almost daily basis... from dryness and lack of sleep [don't know what the latter has to do w anything -- it's just what I've noticed... blood, yuk!].

No hot water? We have no water... again today... not fun!! This may be on and off over the next 6 wks!!!

Running away now... need some food!

Hi Lee, Vera, Rebecca, ILR, Mrs. B.! ;)

Vera
02-18-2003, 06:57 PM
lol, Becca, you are pretty gross :p.

ILR
02-18-2003, 06:57 PM
Bye RF :wavey:

Becca,that sounds awful!:( and lol I do that with my piercing too!:p My friend was totally drunk and I twisted and pulled at my stomach hee hee she was actually sick!:D it was so funny at the time!:D

Lee
02-18-2003, 06:58 PM
Wow! How can I keep up with the posts here?

Becca, sorry to hear about your sore wrists, you really need to rest a little.

Layla, hope you feel better now.

Vera
02-18-2003, 07:05 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
No hot water? We have no water... again today... not fun!! This may be on and off over the next 6 wks!!!

Running away now... need some food!


No water? all frozen? No electricity to pump the water, might be... I used to take cold water shower in winter when I was in Montreal. Not of my choice of course. We lived in a old building which is very old and very beautiful inside with some classical Italian interior. But the bad part is that it has a very small hotwater tan. So hot water in the morning was in short supply and I have no choice since I can't leave the house without showering, so I got used to it.

Well, gotta get some lunch, later guys :wavey:

Lee
02-18-2003, 07:09 PM
Bye Vera & RF!

No hot water again TH! That's a major crime in this kind of weather.

Congrat Juanqui! :bounce:

ILR
02-18-2003, 07:09 PM
bye Vera :wavey:

Lee
02-18-2003, 07:31 PM
Happy birthday Zhenyahttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies3/1044198158.gif

and Congrat on his win!

ILR
02-18-2003, 07:34 PM
nice smilie Lee!;) I didnt realise it was his birthday :)

vaiva
02-18-2003, 07:38 PM
Hi again!

ILR & Lee I like your new avatars a lot :hearts:

I just read in the Buenos Aires tourny thread that Rios has withdrawn (leg injuty) and will be replaced by somebody whose name sounded unfamiliar to me. Anyways, it's good news for Guga methinks :D

ILR
02-18-2003, 07:40 PM
HI Vaiva!:wavey:

If you like my avatar,you want to see the original size!;)

Lee
02-18-2003, 07:42 PM
Hi vaiva, long time no see :D

Thanks for the news about Guga!

Lee
02-18-2003, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by vaiva
I just read in the Buenos Aires tourny thread that Rios has withdrawn (leg injuty) and will be replaced by somebody whose name sounded unfamiliar to me. Anyways, it's good news for Guga methinks :D

His opponent will be Ivan Miranda from Peru and so far in 2003, only play 3 challengers and lost in the first round of last 2.

vaiva
02-18-2003, 07:55 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
HI Vaiva!:wavey:

If you like my avatar,you want to see the original size!;)

Yeah, when my crocodile is not around :D

Lee
02-18-2003, 08:02 PM
:sad: Mark P. lost to Taylor Dent 7-6 6-1. The first set tie break get to 17-15 :eek:

ILR
02-18-2003, 08:04 PM
lol ;) well Ive posted it before anyway and do you mean your avatar crocodile thing?:o

ILR
02-18-2003, 08:05 PM
oh Mark :sad: 6-1 last set :o and that was a long first set!:eek:

Chloe le Bopper
02-18-2003, 08:06 PM
pft @ Mark for letting his serve get him down in the second set. He's a far better returner than Dent is :rolleyes:

Oh well, nice scalp for the Dent head.

Lee
02-18-2003, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol ;) well Ive posted it before anyway and do you mean your avatar crocodile thing?:o

vaive's crocodile is her bf

ILR
02-18-2003, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by Lee
vaive's crocodile is her bf

:o ooooh lol although I guess I can see a little bit of crocodile in Marat there ;):o

Chloe le Bopper
02-18-2003, 08:14 PM
I'm taking a hike for a while.

Ta ta :)

ILR
02-18-2003, 08:16 PM
see ya Becca :wavey:

Lee
02-18-2003, 08:17 PM
Emma, when will be Liverpool's next game?

Lee
02-18-2003, 08:18 PM
Bye Becca! :wavey:

ILR
02-18-2003, 08:19 PM
mmm next game is on thursday v Auxerre in Uefa cup :) and then on Sunday after that against Birmingham in the league

Lee
02-18-2003, 08:21 PM
Near heard of the team Auxerre :p

Sjengster
02-18-2003, 08:25 PM
Blimey, Dent beating Philippoussis 6-1 in the second set - that was always going to be pretty open-ended considering how identical both players' games are, but when the Scud misses his target he can quickly go haywire...

Good for Taylor though - I hope old barracuda face does well in this tournament!

Lee
02-18-2003, 08:26 PM
Need to pick up Vince! Bye! :wavey:

ILR
02-18-2003, 08:28 PM
well they are a good team doing well in the French league,recently beat Arsenal

Lee
02-18-2003, 08:28 PM
Hi Sjengster! I love that response to awesome4hand in GM. :D

Sjengster
02-18-2003, 08:32 PM
Yes, I just recently sat through that enthralling 55-minute final in San Jose first wondering whether Sanguinetti was going to do a Hewitt, then quickly realising that he wasn't, before sighing in irritation.

Agassi beat this Aussie player in the Washington final in 1998 when he was on the comeback trail in something like 52 minutes, and said to the crowd afterwards, "If that was disappointing, then I hope to disappoint 20 000 people at the US Open in a few weeks' time." In the end, Karol Kucera gave them more than they wanted in terms of entertainment value...

ferrerogrrl
02-18-2003, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Indeed, I am the Queen ;)

Ah! :bounce: :wavey: Welcome to that board then! Be forewarned, Becca, some posters get really down on Juanqui there. It can be frustrating :fiery: But me, chrisx, tombeau and jenrios are usually the token supporters.

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 08:33 PM
Originally posted by Vera
No water? all frozen? No electricity to pump the water, might be... I used to take cold water shower in winter when I was in Montreal. Not of my choice of course. We lived in a old building which is very old and very beautiful inside with some classical Italian interior. But the bad part is that it has a very small hotwater tan. So hot water in the morning was in short supply and I have no choice since I can't leave the house without showering, so I got used to it.

Well, gotta get some lunch, later guys :wavey:

Vera: there's construction on our street that's why no water from time to time... a pain!!!

Yep, Rebecca IS gross!! :eek:

Pobre de Tommy -- always getting a terrible draw... :(

ferrerogrrl
02-18-2003, 08:33 PM
hello thread! :wavey::D

Lee
02-18-2003, 08:36 PM
Hi and Bye RF and Maly! :wavey:

really leaving this time

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by ferrerogrrl
:smiley: hello thread! :wavey:

Are you the one who went to Indian Wells last year and got some nice pix w players, like Ferrero and Mantilla???

Going again? ;)

ferrerogrrl
02-18-2003, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Are you the one who went to Indian Wells last year and got some nice pix w players, like Ferrero and Mantilla???

Going again? ;)

oh man! You betcha! :D :D :bounce: Juanqui being within a 250 mile range of me? I'm so there! :p And for sure, I'll probably say something stupid to him again. *sigh* :rolleyes:

ILR
02-18-2003, 08:42 PM
hi and bye to those coming and going :wavey: could be kicked off myself again :mad:

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by ferrerogrrl
oh man! You betcha! :D :D :bounce: Juanqui being within a 250 mile range of me? I'm so there! :p And for sure, I'll probably say something stupid to him again. *sigh* :rolleyes:

Doesn't matter what you say to him; I'm sure he'll take it as a compliment!! ;) Juanqui seems to be very friendly w his fans and always obliges ... I'll manage to get to him one day! Not an easy task though -- he's practically swarmed by his fans.

Sounds like a nice place for a tournament. Is it really hot there in March?? What's the typical temp? Dry and sunny? :p

Sjengster
02-18-2003, 09:02 PM
I'd watch out for the sandstorms if I were you - last year there was a whole day of them and players were still carrying on while there was dust and sand swirling all around the courts and getting in their eyes.

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by Sjengster
I'd watch out for the sandstorms if I were you - last year there was a whole day of them and players were still carrying on while there was dust and sand swirling all around the courts and getting in their eyes.

I seem to remember that now... wow, can't believe it's almost a year ago already! ;)

vaiva
02-18-2003, 09:18 PM
I was brutually cut out :o so thanks Lee for clearing this crocodile stuff ;)

Originally posted by IluvRogi
:o ooooh lol although I guess I can see a little bit of crocodile in Marat there ;):o

Emma, how on earth you dare to see anything crocodilish in Marat :eek: *looks in anger at Emma* j/k

ferrerogrrl
02-18-2003, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Doesn't matter what you say to him; I'm sure he'll take it as a compliment!! ;)

Oh gosh, I dunno about that .. . I was pretty googly when I got to be within five feet of him. I think I scared the heck out of him. It was pretty obvious I had, erm, a pretty large crush on him . .
:P

Originally posted by RogiFan
I'll manage to get to him one day! Not an easy task though -- he's practically swarmed by his fans.

Poor Juanqui. He wasn't that day because he was practicing with Jan-Michael Ken-Doll and so a mob of twenty 13-yr olds were around the court just for JMG. It was kinda obvious I was the only JCF fan (I kept switching seats for a better view everytime he changed to the other side of the court. *sigh* Yeah, I was scary. I swear I'll behave myself this year! :) ). And I was the only one to go up to him after the practice session while JMG's mob stampeded towards him. I felt bad for juanqui. But a bunch of little kids did go up to him after I did. The pros always seem so nice to the kids! :D Paradorn especially took time to joke with them and ask them how their tennis is going, etc.

Originally posted by RogiFan
Sounds like a nice place for a tournament. Is it really hot there in March?? What's the typical temp? Dry and sunny? :p

oh, it's so hot and dry! The sun just beats down on you, though I'm sure it is not so bad as AO.

RogiFan
02-18-2003, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by ferrerogrrl
Oh gosh, I dunno about that .. . I was pretty googly when I got to be within five feet of him. I think I scared the heck out of him. It was pretty obvious I had, erm, a pretty large crush on him . .
:P



Poor Juanqui. He wasn't that day because he was practicing with Jan-Michael Ken-Doll and so a mob of twenty 13-yr olds were around the court just for JMG. It was kinda obvious I was the only JCF fan (I kept switching seats for a better view everytime he changed to the other side of the court. *sigh* Yeah, I was scary. I swear I'll behave myself this year! :) ). And I was the only one to go up to him after the practice session while JMG's mob stampeded towards him. I felt bad for juanqui. But a bunch of little kids did go up to him after I did. The pros always seem so nice to the kids! :D Paradorn especially took time to joke with them and ask them how their tennis is going, etc.



oh, it's so hot and dry! The sun just beats down on you, though I'm sure it is not so bad as AO.

Too bad I wasn't there to help you cheer him on... pretty good being his only fan... you have him all to yourself then! And at the practice too!;)

ILR
02-18-2003, 10:02 PM
sorry Vaiva :o must be his jaw!dont hate me!:(;)

vaiva
02-18-2003, 10:32 PM
LOL, Emma, I never thought of hating you. You are just too nice :)

Besides, I'm also afraid of Leo j/k :p

ILR
02-18-2003, 10:36 PM
awww thats sweet :kiss::D plus I remember Lee saying your crocodile was your boyfriend so I just figured ya know ;)

and Leo wouldnt touch you if I told him not to ;)

Leo7
02-18-2003, 10:46 PM
:wavey: Emma and vaiva

Krajicek serves up dilemma for ATP
2003-02-18 21:55:44 GMT (Reuters)

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Former Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek has served up a dilemma for the ATP after deciding to take on the tournament director's role at next year's World Indoor Tournament.

The Dutchman has not ruled out playing on the tour in 2004 but he could infringe ATP rules if he does.

"I definitely won't play here (in Rotterdam) next year but I would like to play maybe in a couple of other tournaments if possible," said Krajicek, who won at Rotterdam in 1995 and 1997.

"I will have to check the ATP guidelines and if it says I can't play anymore then I won't."

The ATP said that if Krajicek decided to combine the two roles in 2004, the move would not be unprecedented but would have to be approved by the officiating committee.

At the 1996 Marbella tournament, Emilio Sanchez entered the draw despite being the tournament's co-director with fellow Spaniard Sergio Casal.

On Tuesday, Krajicek began his Rotterdam campaign with a 7-6 6-7 6-2 win over Spain's Tommy Robredo on Tuesday. :)

Dissident
02-18-2003, 10:46 PM
HELLO!!!

Im finally back for good.
I got most of my files back, and the computer is operational. I had to pay something like 600 bucks for iy all, and will need to reinstall a HUGE deal of stuff (like CD Burner, DVD, Messengers, emails, explorer and so on), but I started already
I have the MSN back now, and will work on the rest.
Just the thought of having all those design works and my PJ concerts back, though, are good news...
Im still working on suing (sp? lol) the light company :p

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 10:49 PM
:wavey: again. Reading back posts ;)

ILR
02-18-2003, 10:49 PM
Hi Leo and Diss :wavey:

great news to hear you are back for good :D

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 10:50 PM
:eek: HEY DISS!!!!! *big hug*

LOL, just had to say that before I went backwards ;)

Dissident
02-18-2003, 10:50 PM
Also, anyone would mind telling me what happened around here all those days Ive been out? LOL!

:wavey:

Dissident
02-18-2003, 10:53 PM
Hello Hackie, Emma, Leo!
All the others too!

I MISSED YOU GUYS!!! :D

ILR
02-18-2003, 10:53 PM
HI again Hackie :wavey:

Leo7
02-18-2003, 10:55 PM
:wavey: welcome back, Diss. we missed you too.

i'm just reading posts from today...

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 10:56 PM
All that talk about bleeding through you eye was enough to gross me out, Becca. So I guess you succeeded again :D

Originally posted by Vera
I used to take cold water shower in winter when I was in Montreal. Not of my choice of course. We lived in a old building which is very old and very beautiful inside with some classical Italian interior. But the bad part is that it has a very small hotwater tan. So hot water in the morning was in short supply and I have no choice since I can't leave the house without showering, so I got used to it.

You know, I USED to think that I couldn't go without showering every day, but I'd rather get the necessities (and wash my face in the sink, blech) and go out mostly dirty than have to take a cold shower. I just can't do it, I can't stand under that icy water and try to wash myself.

The hot water is back again, at the moment, so I hope its there still when I shower in the morning. I have to shower in the morning to do anything with my hair.

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by Sjengster
Agassi beat this Aussie player in the Washington final in 1998 when he was on the comeback trail in something like 52 minutes, and said to the crowd afterwards, "If that was disappointing, then I hope to disappoint 20 000 people at the US Open in a few weeks' time." In the end, Karol Kucera gave them more than they wanted in terms of entertainment value...

:rolleyes:

What an ass.

I swear I read somewhere that someone is having shoulder problems after losing early in a Challenger last week. When I read it I knew it'd make someone here happy, but for the life of me I can't remember who it was now. I'll have to go back and find that article :o But I think it was one of the whiny young Americans.

Leo7
02-18-2003, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Bye RF :wavey:

Becca,that sounds awful!:( and lol I do that with my piercing too!:p My friend was totally drunk and I twisted and pulled at my stomach hee hee she was actually sick!:D it was so funny at the time!:D

hehe Emma. i didn't know you had your naval pierced! :eek: :D

ILR
02-18-2003, 11:05 PM
stand under cold water :eek: thats awful I did that once something Id never like to do again.The wind had blown our boiler out and I wont go into details :p but I was already in shower and desperately desperately needed to wash my hair for school and washing your hair in icy water is awful

Leo7
02-18-2003, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by Lee
:sad: Mark P. lost to Taylor Dent 7-6 6-1. The first set tie break get to 17-15 :eek:

poor Mark lost 7 set points in that first tiebreak. :( :sad:

Dent Wins Battle of Big Hitters

Taylor Dent won the battle of the big hitters to move through to the second round of the Kroger St. Jude in Memphis with a 7-6(15), 6-1 victory over two-time champion Mark Philippoussis.

Dent, who hadn't won a match in 2003 (0-3) before arriving in Memphis, saved seven set points in the first set tie-break before winning it 17-15. It was the longest tie-break of the year so far, eclipsing the 15-13 tie-break that Richard Krajicek won against Radek Stepanek in Milan.

"It's been a while since I won a match, so it's nice," said Dent, who now goes on to play either Jan-Michael Gambill, the No. 5 seed, or Zelkjo Krajan in the second round. "It was one of those matches where the first set could have been the same as the second. I think it's the longest tie-break I've been in. But every win feels great.

"He's an incredibly tough player to beat. At one stage in the tie-break I think he aced me five points in a row, so that's no fun to play against.

Aces

After taking the opening set, the 21-year-old from Newport Beach, California lost just three points on his serve in the second, while serving nine aces during the match. Philippoussis, who lost to Andre Agassi in the second round in San Jose last week, served 13 of his 14 aces in the first set.

"I thought the tie-break was done when I was down 5-2 and two mini-breaks and I was a bit lucky to get back in," said Dent, who had lost all four of his tie-breaks i 2003. "I thought whatever happened in the tie-break, I was going to have to make sure I came out energetic and firing at the start of the second, because it's easy to have a let down whether you win or lose it, and that's what I did."

Philippoussis, who got an early break at the start of the match, added: "I was up 2-0 and I played a bad game. You've got to take advantage of those situations and you've got to put it away. When you get to the tie-break like that, there's a bit of luck involved. On those last couple of points he was playing better."

Positives

Despite the loss, the 1998 and 2001 winner looked at the positives. "I was hitting the ball well," said the Australian. "It's tough to get into a rhythm out there. He was serving pretty big. You have to get out there and play your own game and do what you can to win. It's tough to play a big serve like that.

"I'm feeling good. Every tournament I play I feel fitter and stronger. I know that my best tennis is ahead of me."

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 11:05 PM
Diss, I can't think of anything terribly important that happened in your absence. Mostly the lot of us complaining about something ;) It snowed for us northern North Americans over the weekend, and the tournaments this week have been the biggest topic of interest thus far.

ILR
02-18-2003, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
hehe Emma. i didn't know you had your naval pierced! :eek: :D

I told you months ago Leo dear ;) but well glad you like the sound of it :p

TennisHack
02-18-2003, 11:07 PM
Oh, and we talked about our Valentines Days, too :) Did you do anything special with your sweetie, Diss?