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TennisHack
09-20-2002, 02:45 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Tennishack - I DO indeed keep weird hours :p But then again, so do you people :D
And I'm slightly annoyed that they don't have David playing singles :( I am rooting for Russia but only because of Yevgeny. Either than that I'd be doing a full out Argentine RAH RAH dance right about now :(

Aw, well we're glad to have your support here on the Russian side, for whatever reason :) If the Argentines were playing anyone but Russia I'd probably be supporting them right now (with the exception of Switzerland and Finland--and yes, the US :o:o:o).

LOL, I'm on this board most of my free time ;) It's not weird, it's pathetic. :o


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

Possibly :o I mean, I think it's a little give and take. I'm not the biggest Davenport fan, or Seles, but I sort of deal with the cheering here. I can cut down on the Kimmy stuff if it bothers you :)

I like watching Justine play, but I'm not a fan. ::shrug:: She has some beautiful shots and she's very powerful, but she chokes up when she tries to close. That's not so fun to see :(

And funny, I like Kim's game because she is so agressive and not afraid to play down and dirty.

Oh, well, whatever floats our boats, LOL.

Leo7
09-20-2002, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Layla - Lindsay has a nice pic in the calender actually :) I'm sure it is on the web somewhere :confused: She is all in white, and leaning over with her hands on the top of her racquet - which is resting on the ground- with a big grin on her face.
Did I tell you I saw LIndsay practicing at the US Open? SHe was on one of the open courts for some reason - anyhow i took two pretty decent pics, so if I ever find my way to a scanner I'll post them :p (along with the juan carlos ones).

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



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

cool, you got to see Lindsay practice?! i would love to see those pics! ;)

TennisHack
09-20-2002, 03:12 AM
Hey, Leo! :wavey:

Leo7
09-20-2002, 03:18 AM
:wavey: i'm going to bed. goodnight all!

Leo7
09-20-2002, 03:20 AM
bye Hackie! :wavey:

good luck on reaching 2000 posts. i know you can do it real soon! ;)

TennisHack
09-20-2002, 03:24 AM
Nighty night, Leo :wavey:

LOL, thanks. :)

TennisHack
09-20-2002, 04:17 AM
::sigh:: It seems I was wrong about the rest of our TV coverage.

After this tie, we will not have coverage of a tournament until TMS Madrid, and that's only half a week. Also only half a week is TMS Paris, the next men's tournament being televised.

And, of course, the Masters Cup at the end of the year. It will probably be the full week. So very few opportunities left for we Americans to see our boys in action!!!!

And I can't BELIEVE they are showing the ladies from Moscow, but not the men. :fiery: GRRRRRRRRRRR :fiery:

So I will definitely be enjoying every bit of PMac that I get this weekend, for it will be long before I hear him again. (is this a good or bad thing?)

Chloe le Bopper
09-20-2002, 06:16 AM
Possibly I mean, I think it's a little give and take. I'm not the biggest Davenport fan, or Seles, but I sort of deal with the cheering here. I can cut down on the Kimmy stuff if it bothers you

Oh no, by no means stop :o

I just meant that I didn't understand the fuss about her ;) Not here so much, but on the WTA board more. Some Kimmie fans just about peed themselves in shock that some people don't like her :o

I don't NOT like her - I don't root against anyone :) I like to pretend to of course ;) but in truth I never could do that, unless I personally knew someone and didn't like them ;) :D

I just feel "meh" about her lol


Leo - I'd post the pics if I could. One of these days I'll post a whole damn thread with all my pics, if I ever find a damn scanner :rolleyes:

Layla
09-20-2002, 10:58 AM
Morning everyone! :wavey:

I'm following the Davis Cup matches and so far nothing is going my way. :( Maybe I should use some of my special magic.

http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/nichtani_1/queenserenity.gif

http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/Smilies_klein_1/francais.gif *can't find a Russian one, sorry*

Leo7
09-20-2002, 11:46 AM
:wavey:

LOL @ Layla!

Leo7
09-20-2002, 11:50 AM
:wavey:

i'm off to school!

:kiss: to ILR!

Layla
09-20-2002, 12:07 PM
:wavey: Leo!

Have fun at school! Don't forget to cheer during the breaks. ;)

Layla
09-20-2002, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Layla - Lindsay has a nice pic in the calender actually :) I'm sure it is on the web somewhere :confused: She is all in white, and leaning over with her hands on the top of her racquet - which is resting on the ground- with a big grin on her face.
Did I tell you I saw LIndsay practicing at the US Open? SHe was on one of the open courts for some reason - anyhow i took two pretty decent pics, so if I ever find my way to a scanner I'll post them :p (along with the juan carlos ones).


No, you never told me that. :bounce: I can't wait to see all you're pics. I do hope you find that scanner soon.

Layla
09-20-2002, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
::sigh:: It seems I was wrong about the rest of our TV coverage.

After this tie, we will not have coverage of a tournament until TMS Madrid, and that's only half a week. Also only half a week is TMS Paris, the next men's tournament being televised.

And, of course, the Masters Cup at the end of the year. It will probably be the full week. So very few opportunities left for we Americans to see our boys in action!!!!

And I can't BELIEVE they are showing the ladies from Moscow, but not the men. :fiery: GRRRRRRRRRRR :fiery:

So I will definitely be enjoying every bit of PMac that I get this weekend, for it will be long before I hear him again. (is this a good or bad thing?)

I'm sorry to hear that. :( (It's a bad thing in every respect ;) ). And I can't begin to tell you how many times I was pissed of because they showed the women's side of the tournament, but not the men's. Women are on TV all the time. Sometimes I wanna throw things at the TV!!! :mad:

Layla
09-20-2002, 01:02 PM
See? My magic worked. ;)

Arnaud Clement won!!! in 4 sets: 4-6 7-6(6) 7-6(5) (6-1)

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

And Safin's match is also turning around. :) He is now 2-1 up. When I wrote that message, both of them had lost thier first sets.

But I am still worried about Tim and Michel. Come on boys, fight!!!

Btw, regarding the cheering. I think we should all feel free to cheer for or talk about anyone we want. I understood what Rebecca meant, because I saw that thread on WTAworld and I found that funny too. Some people just could not fathom the idea that Kimmy is not beloved by all. Thank goodness our tastes are all different.

And I will even survive Rebecca cheering for David :p should she wish to do it. Hell, I could even take someone cheering for Younes :fiery: ;)

Layla
09-20-2002, 01:05 PM
:mad: :sad: :mad:

Bad news for me! I was just about to take a day off to write my installments, when I recieved an e-mail with another text I need to translate asap. :fiery: They send this on a Friday afternoon so that I have to work during the weekend. How considerate. :rolleyes: And I'm going out tonight.

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/panneau[1].gif

TennisHack
09-20-2002, 01:30 PM
Morning! :wavey:

Boy this place is hopping this morning. The Russia-Argentina thread sprouted legs and ran off with the posts!! But I'm SOOOO happy Marat won. That last set--:eek:! Now come on Zhenya and kick some ass!!!!

Younes :fiery: Always putting my boys down. GRRRR. 7-5, 5-2 :sad: C'mon, Michel, for Peter!! Remember Peter!! :sad::sad::sad:

And GO JARKKO!!! :D:D:D He's up 5-3 in the first set. :kiss:es to my favorite Finn!!

TennisHack
09-20-2002, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by Layla
:mad: :sad: :mad:

Bad news for me! I was just about to take a day off to write my installments, when I recieved an e-mail with another text I need to translate asap. :fiery: They send this on a Friday afternoon so that I have to work during the weekend. How considerate. :rolleyes: And I'm going out tonight.

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/panneau[1].gif

Bad for you, but good for me--I'm going to be away for part of the weekend, and I couldn't have the thought of knowing that the installments were here, mocking me, bothering me while I was away.

But that sucks that you were suddenly sent some work :(

TennisHack
09-20-2002, 01:33 PM
And I can't believe Andy lost so easily. On clay to a guy who hates playing on clay!!

LOL, congrats Arnaud!! :D

Good luck to James, you need to kick start our team. It'd be horrible to lose 5-0 :o

Layla
09-20-2002, 01:41 PM
Morning TH! :wavey:

Yes, it's pretty lively here. :D We're all cheering for different countries and different combinations of countries lol. I wouldn't worry about 5-0 though. Seb is not 100% and James is very good.

You're going to be away for the weekend? :( I'll miss you. Not that I won't be buried in work, but still. I'm going out this evening, well in 2 hours actually. My friend is celebrating her graduation (from uni that is). :D

RogiFan
09-20-2002, 02:00 PM
:D

Bien joue, Arnaud!!! I'm so happy he beat Andy!!! He's been looking pretty GOOD as of late, n'est-ce pas? [I was also happy when he beat Seb at the USO...]

As for Micha, well, it's going to be tough but pls don't give up!!! Rogi said they were playing to get into the World Grp and for PC!! HOPP!!

Also very happy that Marat won!! He sure knows how to drive people crazy -- molodetz, Marat!!! Davai!!

Who else...? What's happening w Brit/Thailand? Have to check...

Hi, ILR!

Layla
09-20-2002, 02:11 PM
Hi RogiFan! :wavey:

I too couldn't be happier that Arnaud beat Andy! I agree, he is playing well. :D But I was't happy when he defeated Seb :sad: (well, neither was he ;) ), because I love Sebastien even more. Especially now that he's leading 6-4 5-1! :kiss:

Michel lost in 3 straight sets. :sad: :sad: :sad:

And Tim has picked up his game, so it's now 4-6 6-3 6-2!!! :bounce:

harry_potter
09-20-2002, 02:11 PM
YAY ARNAUD CLEMENT!!! :bounce:

harry_potter
09-20-2002, 02:12 PM
YAY FOR TIM!!! :bounce:

TennisHack
09-20-2002, 03:16 PM
Allow me to cry for Michel :sad::sad::sad:

Younes :fiery::fiery: Always keeping my boys down.

Layla, work some of your magic for Jarkko, please. He got bageled in the third set :eek: :sad: And Zhenya!

Today is not going my way at all :sad::sad:

Layla
09-20-2002, 03:19 PM
Awww cheer up TH! :( http://www.plauder-smilies.de/pftroest.gif

My special magic for Jarkko and Yevgeny! ;)

http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/nichtani_1/queenserenity.gif

TennisHack
09-20-2002, 03:23 PM
James, Michel, maybe Jarkko . . .

NOT the way I wanted to leave things . . .

C'mon, boys! :sad:

TennisHack
09-20-2002, 03:39 PM
Well, guys, I've got to go. I probably won't be back until Sunday, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post the scores for my boys here. James is just playing singles, Michel is just playing singles, but Jarkko is playing singles and doubles.

And of course Zhenya :)

I really hope things turn around over the weekend. This day really sucks right now :(

But, this is why I love Davis Cup! I just wish the momentum was on my side.

See you guys later!! :wavey:

GO RUSSIA!
GO FINLAND!
GO SWITZERLAND!

Layla
09-20-2002, 03:44 PM
:( :( :(

Have fun over the weekend! :D

This day doesn't completely suck for you, does it? I mean Marat did win. :)

We'll be sure to post all the scores here.

Take care. :wavey:

ILR
09-20-2002, 04:06 PM
Hi RF!hi Layla I think youre around somewhere,if u havent heard my news visit the hill! ;)

Vera
09-20-2002, 07:32 PM
Hmmm, seems like everyone's gone for the weekend or something. It's still friday morning for me so it's still awhile before my Weekend arrives. I've so much to do today and I haven't even started. Oh well.

I'm extremebly happy with the DC results so far. It's great that both France and Russia are holding up strong, though there's a few roughs on the way. No matter, as long as they arrive at the W at the end. Now if they can just take the double tomorrow:D
And seems like Guga and company also has no trouble taking out our boys. :( though there was never a doubt moment anyway, still sad.

Well, and Salem is just another couple of days away. Can't wait for Juanqui to be in action again so that we can cheer for him.

And about the installment, no pressure Layla, we are all eagerly waiting :D :D :D

Okay, done talking to myself. Great weekend for everyone:bounce:

Vera
09-20-2002, 07:38 PM
BTW, way to go, Seb!:bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
09-20-2002, 08:46 PM
And I will even survive Rebecca cheering for David

I will root for David in doubles tomorrow :p I have a picture of David on my door now :D And of Ferrero, and Martina, and Anna.

I figure that Russian can afford to lose the doubles now :p

Chloe le Bopper
09-20-2002, 08:51 PM
Well, and Salem is just another couple of days away. Can't wait for Juanqui to be in action again so that we can cheer for him.


The girl who runs www.jcferrero.com is apparently going to be going there.

She says that she will update when she comes back, with any info/pics that she picks up at the event :)

It is a pretty decent site actually, it has really grown these past few months.

I'm still looking for a site that has a great amount of older articles, but I'm getting there :p

Chloe le Bopper
09-20-2002, 09:02 PM
Oh, and appologies to Tim Fans ;)

But GO THAILAND :D

Win the dubs tomorrow !

ILR
09-20-2002, 10:04 PM
hey where is everyone?Leo,have you gone? :confused: :(

Vera
09-20-2002, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca


The girl who runs www.jcferrero.com is apparently going to be going there.

She says that she will update when she comes back, with any info/pics that she picks up at the event :)

It is a pretty decent site actually, it has really grown these past few months.

I'm still looking for a site that has a great amount of older articles, but I'm getting there :p

Hi Becca :wavey:

I like that site too. She's pretty complete with info of JC. And I'm also excited that she's going, hopefully it will be a lot of close up of Juanqui. Lucky her for having a tourney happening in her city. Or maybe lucky us too since she's gonna have a great report on her pretty sophisticated JC website.

It seems that the media is cool off of him, not really that many articles about him now as in the previous 2 years. Well, it's understandable that it's more media value when you're new kid on the block. I did find an article about him a couple of months before, its in Italian and after the google translation, I can barely understand it. But that whoever guy was criticising JC's game that's all I know. I hate those, they jump on the bandwagon as quickly as they jump off. :fiery:

Anyhow, we'll see if JC can make up more splash in the upcoming months. I believe he will.

Chloe le Bopper
09-20-2002, 10:52 PM
I'm learning spanish this year - by years end I might be able to look up articles in spanish and actually translate them myself.

That isn't WHY i'm learning it, but it will certaintly be an added bonus :)

Vera
09-20-2002, 11:14 PM
There should be a lot more articles in spanish, as I believe he is the most popular spanish player in Spain (well, anyone is welcomed to correct me if she/he thinks not).

I also plan to learn spanish. :o and that he is indeed part of the reason why I want to learn:o . Well, good thing that one idolizes a spanish guy, that gives you motivation to learn new language. :D Hehe, I actually plan to visit Spain in the future, hopefully near future and it would be helpful if I know at least a little spanish. I can also use it in Mexico, when I can finally go sometimes in the not so near future. :)

Leo7
09-21-2002, 12:06 AM
:wavey: anyone here?

RogiFan
09-21-2002, 12:46 AM
:)

Hola, Vera and Rebecca!

Yep, there are more articles in Spanish from Spain -- I check them regularly for any news on Juanqui or the other Spanish players or any tennis news at all. You can get more of an insight and sometimes info that doesn't exist anywhere else -- pretty neat, eh?

Re: the Italian article, I may be able to help -- I studied italiano and can understand most articles -- did you get it from tennis oggi? I look at that site from time to time also.

My problem is not knowing GERMAN -- source of my main info for ROGI!!!

Anyway, did you know that Juanqui was saying that he wants to prove that he (and Spanish players) can play and win on any surface, not just clay.

RIGHT ON!

Vera
09-21-2002, 01:13 AM
Wow, that would be great if you can translate. Good thing that I did copy the whole thing in a MSword file (just in case I tumble into someone who knows Italian). It's pretty long and I don't want to post it here for all to see (in case he did point out JC's weakness, better not let the other know:p ) Hehehe, I'm silly, I know.

I don't even remember how I came across it. But Tennis Oggi is unlikely the one. I've never heard of it in fact. Ya, it's such an advantage if you know spanish:D :D :D

Sorry, can't help you with the German. I did take German in high school, but since it's a long time ago, I've given it back totally. But I'm some others here can help if you come across something interesting. I like Rogi too (Though I never really venture into Rogi's forum). I just hope he can return to his top form like he was at the beginning of the year.

Did Juanqui say it recently? I am hoping that his performance this summer gives him some confident that he can do well in all surface. ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-21-2002, 10:19 AM
Anyway, did you know that Juanqui was saying that he wants to prove that he (and Spanish players) can play and win on any surface, not just clay.


:D I hope to see more of this attitude in the future ;)

Nacho
09-21-2002, 11:59 AM
Hmmm, it seems you all want to learn Spanish ;)
I could teach you something, so if some day you have a trouble with any word or sentence I could explain it to you :)

Layla
09-21-2002, 12:30 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Oh, and appologies to Tim Fans ;)

But GO THAILAND :D

Win the dubs tomorrow !

HOW DARE YOU!!! :fiery:

;) Hehe, it's nice of you to apologize. :D

GO BRITAIN!!! :bounce:

Layla
09-21-2002, 12:32 PM
Originally posted by Nacho
Hmmm, it seems you all want to learn Spanish ;)
I could teach you something, so if some day you have a trouble with any word or sentence I could explain it to you :)

Yeah, I want to learn Spanish too, so we just might take you up on this offer. :)

Gracias! :D

Nacho
09-21-2002, 04:55 PM
De nada! :D (you are welcome)

Nacho
09-21-2002, 05:38 PM
OMG, I just can't believe it! Argentina def Russia by 6-4 6-4 5-7 3-6 19-17 after 6 hours and 39 mins!!! I know russia wasted lots of match points!

Vera
09-21-2002, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by Nacho
OMG, I just can't believe it! Argentina def Russia by 6-4 6-4 5-7 3-6 19-17 after 6 hours and 39 mins!!! I know russia wasted lots of match points!


:eek: :eek: :eek: I hope Marat and Yevgeny still have energy left to play single tomorrow.

Well, the DC result today's been disappointing, that makes me a little worry. Hopefully, they'll get thru tomorrow.

BTW, hi to everyone:wavey:

Vera
09-21-2002, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by Nacho
Hmmm, it seems you all want to learn Spanish ;)
I could teach you something, so if some day you have a trouble with any word or sentence I could explain it to you :)

Hey, thank you. It will be good to have someone who speaks the language to ask. :bounce:

Vera
09-21-2002, 06:17 PM
BTW, Spain won the Junior Davis Cup. Spain really rules. They beat the Americans.

I'm looking forward to next year's DC. I mean, a healthy JC, with a resurging Moya, I'll say hope is high!

Layla
09-21-2002, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by Vera



:eek: :eek: :eek: I hope Marat and Yevgeny still have energy left to play single tomorrow.

Well, the DC result today's been disappointing, that makes me a little worry. Hopefully, they'll get thru tomorrow.

BTW, hi to everyone:wavey:

Hi Vera! :wavey:

Disappointing is a bit of an undertatement. They were DISASTROUS!!! :fiery:

Well, that's not entirely true. Federer and Bastl won. :) And Great Britain won the doubles match!!! :bounce:

But the rest. Pffffft! Both SF matches were just heart-breaking. Poor Marat and Yevgeny. :sad: At least Santoro and Llodra don't have to play tomorrow. I'm really upset about this, but then a 6 hour 39 minute match will do that to you. ;)

And needless to mention, Slovenia lost 0-3! :rolleyes:

How are you anyway?

Vera
09-21-2002, 06:36 PM
Hi Layla. :wavey:

I'm fine. :bounce: Sunny day again. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Oh, poor you. It must have driven you crazy watching the whole thing online. I know I would have. But I was just sleeping when they were there fighting their heart out. I can't believe a 6 hours plus match. I wonder if they can still stand at the 5th set.

Ya, makes me really worry thinking that both of them have to play double tomorrow. I hope Marat will hold up better since he's the young guy. Just one more match and they are thru. I think I'll pray for them tonite. I'm also worry about the french tie. Is Seb's back still holding up? He shouldn't have any problem getting rid of Roddick, unless his back acts up. Please, let them win. Well, and Britain and the Swiss both improve their position today so that's not a total wash.

Vera
09-21-2002, 06:38 PM
Oh, sorry to the Slovenia team. Probably be the same fate for the Canadian team, just a matter of time. But it's double day today, maybe we can take this one.

Layla
09-21-2002, 06:56 PM
Yes it was driving me crazy. If I could at least watch it on TV. And the Davis Cup site kept breaking down so the scoreboard would get stuck from time to time. Well, you know how it is. ;) But I'm not complaining. At least I have internet access now as opposed to 3 months ago. Before I had to wait for the scores to appear on the Slovene teletext which was usually hours behind and if the match was played during the night, the scores wouldn't appear until 11 am. Now I can always follow the scores. :D

I think Sebastien's back is fine. It didn't seem to bother him during his match so he should be able to do great tomorrow. But I'm a little worried too. I'm very disappointed Santoro and Llodra lost their doubles match. That wasn't supposed to happen. It's a good thing both Arnaud and Seb won yesterday. ;)

Oh and Canada should be able to win the doubles match, I agree.

ILR
09-21-2002, 07:02 PM
hi :wavey:

hooray for the Swiss and the Brits! :D :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Vera
09-21-2002, 07:08 PM
Ya, that wasn't suppose to happen. Oh well, I'm sure they just want to create more suspense. But don't worry, everything is gonna be okay by tomorrow, I can still smell the French Russian Final coming. So is it Russian's chance to hold the final since French is defending? I don't quite know how it works.

BTW, the draw from Hong Kong is still not out, it's sunday in Hong Kong already, well sunday 2am. I wonder who JC's gonna draw, hopefully not Chang or Srichaphan. Though Chang is not like he used to be, but I think Hong Kong is like his second home and he always plays well there with the whole crowd behind him. Srichaphan is way too hot these days.

Chloe le Bopper
09-21-2002, 07:16 PM
Hmmm, it seems you all want to learn Spanish
I could teach you something, so if some day you have a trouble with any word or sentence I could explain it to you

Muchos Gracias :D

OMG, I just can't believe it! Argentina def Russia by 6-4 6-4 5-7 3-6 19-17 after 6 hours and 39 mins!!! I know russia wasted lots of match points!

Marat served for it at 17-16, and had two match points on his own serve. And he couldn't hold. So the argentines broke for 17 all, held and broke.

Game set match.


and OMG YYYYAAAAAYYYYYYY for David :D :D :D :D His fir DC match, and what a killer :D And he won!! :D And well, so did that lucus guy ;)

Now Russia can win it all, I'm happy :)

Chloe le Bopper
09-21-2002, 07:19 PM
The Argentine captain said that he hasn't totally ruled out putting David in tomorrow....

Vera
09-21-2002, 07:20 PM
Hi Rebecca :wavey:

Marat :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:
Well, for what is worth, at least David won, and that makes Rebecca happy!

Well, gotta go out for lunch with friends. Be back in a couple hours to chat, well, that's if any of you still around then!!!

Later:wavey:

Nacho
09-21-2002, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by Vera
BTW, Spain won the Junior Davis Cup. Spain really rules. They beat the Americans.


I know. Rafael Nadal Parera won his singles match. He is only 16, and has reached the Sf at Wimbledon (juniors) this year. Can you believe it? A spaniard reaching the semis at Wimbledon :rolleyes: He also won his 1st ATP match this season, with the same age as Richard Gasquet :)

Nacho
09-21-2002, 07:23 PM
BTW I was told that the Hong Kong draw is not released until monday, is that true? :fiery:

I wanna see Juanqui on action again! :bounce:

Layla
09-21-2002, 07:36 PM
Hi Rebecca! :wavey:

Well, at least one of us is happy. :D

Have fun Vera! :wavey:

Wooohooo for Spain's junior team!!! :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
09-21-2002, 07:54 PM
I still would be quite shocked if Russia lost both singles matches tomorrow, fatigue or not.

Though it is best that Marat wraps it up, because Kafel is going to be mroe tired than he...

That said, it really should be 2-1 argentina. The Russians have fed off the inexperience of the Argentine team.

Layla
09-21-2002, 09:56 PM
Doubles results for TennisHack, but you might not want to look ;)


Arnold/Nalbandian (ARG) d. Kafelnikov/Safin (RUS) 64 64 57 36 19-17 :sad: :sad: :sad:

Blake/Martin (USA) d. Llodra/Santoro (FRA) 26 76(2) 26 64 64 :sad: :sad: :sad:

Haarhuis/Schalken (NED) d. Nieminen/Ketola (FIN) 6-1 6-4 6-4 *sorry* :(

Federer/Bastl (SUI) d. El Aynaoui/Alami (MAR) 6-4 6-1 6-1 :D

Vera
09-21-2002, 10:34 PM
Thx Layla, I had fun. Lunch is great and I ate too much. :)

Hmmm. The Hong Kong draw is not coming out til monday??? Is the tourney start monday then???:confused:

Anyway, Safin is a work horse, after tomorrow, he's gonna play single and double in Hong Kong, wonder who he plays double with.

Layla
09-21-2002, 10:50 PM
Oh dear, he will burn out for sure. :eek: It's strange that the draw isn't out yet. :confused: I want to see the draw!!! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/boots.gif Btw, that smiley wasn't supposed to be smiling, just stamping her feet. ;)

Vera
09-21-2002, 10:59 PM
Hey, I love all your smiley, they are so cute and fun. Where you got those?

Layla
09-21-2002, 11:13 PM
This is the main site I use. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk

Vera
09-21-2002, 11:19 PM
Hey, thanks. I'll check them out.

I went to read the 1001 reasons on Rogi's forum, cos I want to add mine and check if it's already on or not. Anyway, they started later than ours but they've gone to 173 reasons already. Hmmm. I think we need to work on ours.

Vera
09-21-2002, 11:27 PM
Testing!!!

http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/Gif/GarfOddie.gif

Layla
09-21-2002, 11:27 PM
Yep I agree. We need to work on ours. :o But I don't have time to think right now cause I'm still working. :rolleyes:

Hope you enjoy those smilies. ;)

Vera
09-21-2002, 11:27 PM
Cool....

He's a little hyper!

Layla
09-21-2002, 11:28 PM
LMAO!!! That is one frantic dog. :D

Vera
09-21-2002, 11:30 PM
Oh, don't worry. I will think about those reasons. I have a hard time falling asleep these days so I actually thought about those reasons a lot instead of courting sheeps.

So you are working now! Poor you, working over the weekend. But then, maybe it's good, that you might be able to come up with the money to watch JC in Madrid or something. Well, think positive, that's what I'm saying.

Layla
09-21-2002, 11:33 PM
Hehe, thanks for the positive thoughts, but the money I'm making now will never get me to Madrid. :( But any money is helpful, so yes, it's a good thing. But I'm not only working on a Saturday night, it's also past midnight. I just want to finish something before I go to sleep.

Vera
09-21-2002, 11:42 PM
I wish I can help. :( I'm just trying to find something to do. Well, there's lots of thing I should do but none interest me at the moment. :rolleyes:

Well, Madrid next year then. Maybe. There's always hope.

Vera
09-21-2002, 11:46 PM
Our boys lost the double to Brazil. So it's 3-0 and over. Oh well, in a way, they've done better than they were expected to reach the qualifying. So a round of applause for them!

Layla
09-21-2002, 11:54 PM
They lost? That's surprising. I'm sorry to hear that. :( But sure a round of applause is in order. http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/clapclap.gif

Vera
09-22-2002, 12:04 AM
Merci beaucoup from the boys!!!

I just tumbled into Lleyton's forum, that AMU thread (really tumbled, like you wanted to go to the newest msg and it changed when you clicked). Anyway, wow, a displace of Beckham pics. Hot hot hot. Should check it out if you like Beckham. Even if you don't like him, he's still very hot!!!

Vera
09-22-2002, 12:08 AM
Oh yummy. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/nosh.gif

Layla
09-22-2002, 12:17 AM
Hehe, I love the cheesy smile at the end. It's a good thing I don't eat hamburgers or I'd get really hungry now. ;)

Sure I love Beckham. :drool: Not as much as Owen :hearts: or Raul :hearts: but still.

This happens to me a lot. I accidently stumble into a lot of things that way. :o

Vera
09-22-2002, 12:29 AM
Ya, I'm indifferent to him and the MU. But he's really so damn good looking. I like Figo, he's very manly. But my fave is Baggio,
"still lovely after all these years".
Hey, I can sing!:bounce:

Vera
09-22-2002, 12:31 AM
:hearts: :hearts: :kiss: :kiss: Oops, I'll behave. Good looking man does that to me.:o

Layla
09-22-2002, 12:31 AM
NIIIICE!!! :D

lol @ your lyrics :D too funny. I love Figo too. He could be my dream man, if my heart wasn't with Juanqui. ;)

Vera
09-22-2002, 12:41 AM
Hehe, I cheat. It's a younger him I was showing you. The present him looks a lot older. But still, he's a legend (with much better reputation than Maradona).

Of course, nowaday, he shows up in my dream less and less. In fact, I was dreaming that I attended a Juanqui match in person, just that he kept changing courts and I can't keep up so I missed him. Oh, so cruel, even in my dream. :sad:

I've been trying to manipulate my dream these days because I kept dreaming about nasty things (not nearly as nightmare but just not pleasant). So I try to look at pictures of him and some of my favorite stuffs before bed so that my dream will turn out good. I hope he returns tonight.

Layla
09-22-2002, 12:50 AM
Does it work? I had a very similar dream. I was at a tournament where he was playing against Santoro and I couldn't get to the court. Something always came up or I got lost. I just saw him for a little while and then had to step outside for a second and lost the court again. Horrible. :(

But I will follow your advice, look at my favorite pic of him and go to bed. I am sooo sleepy and exhausted and I finally stopped working.

So good night. :wavey: Hope you have sweet dreams. ;) I'm pretty sure I will. http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/sleeping.gif

Vera
09-22-2002, 12:53 AM
Too weird. same kinda of dream. :eek: though it's not uncommon that we all dream about him. :o :D

Well, I'll try again tonite and see if it works. Hope you have better luck too.

Sweet dreams!!! Say hi to Juan Carlos for me!!!:)

RogiFan
09-22-2002, 03:46 AM
:)

Funny dream about Juanqui!! I sure hope the Swiss win w Rogi's match tomorrow -- they and he need it BAD! Well, he said he was going to kick ass -- ja!

Nacho -- Good for Spain that there are some good junior guys coming up!! I wish I had been at the DC in Barca 2000 -- I w/have gone LOCA!

Madrid? Vera, you want to go to that tournament?? S/be muy interesante, no? About time Spain got a major tourney.

Photo of Baggio says INDIMENTICABILI -- inforgettable!

I think I prefer Becks...

Now, I'd really love to see a clay tournament -- damn, I missed Hamburg this year -- and I even told someone I didn't care who won and I'd be happy if my players got to the Qtrs -- well, what a treat when my Rogi won the whole thing and Marat, Tommy R and Max were in the Semis -- I'd say pretty good!!! [I think I was depressed after ROMA -- what a washout -- Agassi winning -- Haas was hopeless vs. him!]

At least Juanqui won MCarlo vs. Moya -- another good tourney w Spaniards in the Final!!

but i digress...

DC reverse singles: Go, Rogi, go! I hope France wins and Russia and Brits (but I like Paradorn) [who cares about Germany... so easy for them]

And yes, I saw Juanqui live -- he's fast! Moya and Rios are also good live!! And esp. ROGI!!!! :drool:

Bye bye!

Vera
09-22-2002, 07:26 AM
Hey RogiFan, Rogi is gonna kick ass, don't worry!

So I remembered, you mentioned you were in Spain couple of years ago. You mean you were there in Barca and didn't watch that DC final :eek: Wow, what a waste of opportunity. Well, you can always order the tape now like I'm gonna do.:p

Yes, I would love to watch that TMS in Madrid. Watching the spanish guys playing in front of home crowd. I've been to enough hockey games to love the home court atmosphere, there's really no place like home. But then, my priority is still Roland Garros...

Baggio is indeed unforgettable, at least to me! :) Becks is perfectly good looking. But I try not to like him too much, because Juanqui has occupied enough of my brain cell that I can't handle another drop dead gorgeous guy anymore. :D But he is a pleasure to watch.

I missed the whole clay court season this year, was traveling. Did get back just in time for Roland Garros. I wish I can watch MC and Hamburg (more tape to order, maybe I should get a loan).:)

That Salem Open website is pissing me off. I've waiting up for the draw but it's been in the updating mode FOREVER. I did read someone's msg in the Salem thread that Juanqui is playing Koubek:mad: Corretja playing Chang:fiery: and Moya playing Gambill:mad: :fiery: :fiery: Geez, if it's true, it sucks big time. Can they just all draw a qualifier or something:fiery:

Well, I give up, can't wait anymore. They better finished the UPDATING by the time I get up. :fiery:

Layla
09-22-2002, 10:25 AM
Morning! :wavey:

I'll read the posts later. First things first. I need some of my special magic for my boys Sebastien and Marat right now, so here it goes.

http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/nichtani_1/queenserenity.gif

ILR
09-22-2002, 10:34 AM
hi! :wavey:
go Laylas guys! :) :) pffft looks like I missed the gorgeous footballers talk :( :rolleyes:

ILR
09-22-2002, 10:36 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek: Dont ever mention Maradona around me! :mad: :mad: :fiery: :fiery:

Layla
09-22-2002, 11:00 AM
Hi ILR! :wavey:

You're not gonna hear his name from me. ;)

I can't find the draw anywhere so I wonder where this information is coming form. It does sound bad, but I wouldn't worry about Koubek. That was just an aberration, a bad day for Juanqui (2nd round). It's not like Koubek has his number or anyhing lol.

RogiFan, where did you see Ferrero live?

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 11:05 AM
Hi, Layla!

Can you do some magic for Rogi & the other Swiss boys as well?
They need it today...

;)

Layla
09-22-2002, 11:09 AM
Hi Mrs. B!

Sure, I was going to. But they're not playing yet. I have to wait until they start. ;)

ILR
09-22-2002, 11:11 AM
thanx Layla,ur a sweetie if u can work ur magic :)

Mrs. B
09-22-2002, 11:35 AM
Thanx, Layla.

I know that Rogi plays inspired tennis during DCs but you know El Aynaoui...he can be a wiz too. So we have to counter his magic...;)

Layla
09-22-2002, 12:06 PM
My special magic for Rogi and the Swiss team :) and for Timmy and the GB team!

http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/nichtani_1/queenserenity.gif

Layla
09-22-2002, 01:39 PM
RUSSIA AND FRANCE WON!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

How happy does that make me? VERY! :D

Results for TH:

Marat Safin (RUS) d. David Nalbandian (ARG) 7-6(3) 6-7(5) 6-0 6-3 :bounce:

Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) d. Andy Roddick (USA) 64 36 63 64 :kiss:

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Martin Verkerk (NED) 6-2 6-4 :)

So your boy won at least one match, even if it was too late.

Raemon Sluiter (NED) d. Timo Nieminen (FIN) 6-0 6-3

Layla
09-22-2002, 02:09 PM
Wow, my magic worked wonders today. :eek: :) ;)

After those wonderful victories for France and Russia, Rogi and Timmy both won in easy 3 sets. :D

Roger Federer (SUI) d. Younes El Aynaoui (MAR) 6-3 6-2 6-1 :D *evil chuckle*

Tim Henman (GB) d. Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) 6-3 6-2 6-3 :bounce:

Today was a good day. :)

Layla
09-22-2002, 02:11 PM
Oh and not that it matters, but TH might be interested.

James Blake won his match against Clement 6-4 6-3 :)

Congrats James! :kiss:

Layla
09-22-2002, 03:52 PM
Ouch! Bad news for TH!

Michel Kratochvil lost to Mounir El Aarej (who???) 2-6 3-6 :eek: :sad:

What's going on with Michel? :confused:

Chloe le Bopper
09-22-2002, 06:22 PM
Did I see or hear talk about hot football men ? :D

Iker Cassilas :drool"

Layla
09-22-2002, 07:02 PM
A pic of Michel for TH! :)

ILR
09-22-2002, 07:05 PM
I take it u guys know this site?Lots of champions league footballers.Nice pics! :)

http://www.uefa.com/competitions/ucl/Clubs/index.html

Layla
09-22-2002, 07:15 PM
Check out the video clips from Eurosport. There's a cute interview with James Blake before Davis Cup. :) And there's an archive of the US Open clips. Some of them are quite interesting.

Chloe le Bopper
09-22-2002, 07:16 PM
David :sad:

Vera
09-22-2002, 07:19 PM
I take that you guys have seen the Salem draw by now. So the info is confirmed that JC is playing Koubek indeed. If you haven't seen the draw, don't waste your time at the Salem site, it's USELESS! Check it on the atp site, Salem Open, Single draw. JC is playing Blake in the QF, that's if he gets there. Though, he shouldn't fall to Koubek again, really.

Layla
09-22-2002, 07:30 PM
No I haven't seen the draw yet. I'll check it out. I'm more interested in the possible second round opponent. ;) Like I said, I'm not too worried about Koubek. I am worried about Moya and Alex though.

Vera
09-22-2002, 07:33 PM
Oh then. Second round for Juanqui is a qualifier, not out yet (surprise!!!)

Vera
09-22-2002, 07:38 PM
BTW, very happy of the DC results.

:kiss: for Seb and Marat. Way to go Rogi and Timmy :bounce:

Layla
09-22-2002, 07:40 PM
Is there any way to find the order of play for today? I know they only start at 6 pm or something like that. But I want to know if Ferrero is playing on Monday or Tuesday.

Vera
09-22-2002, 07:53 PM
No, can't find anything regarding the schedule of play.

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 09:07 PM
Hey, guys! :wavey: I'm back. I've been working on my website for the past hour and a half, trying to get all of the news on DC & Kim's run in Tokyo. Now I just have to work with the 20 pictures I've collected! Whew!

Well I came striaght to this thread, I haven't read any posts or anything yet. So I'll start doing that. Just wanted to say hi!

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 09:12 PM
Originally posted by Nacho
OMG, I just can't believe it! Argentina def Russia by 6-4 6-4 5-7 3-6 19-17 after 6 hours and 39 mins!!! I know russia wasted lots of match points!

:eek::eek::eek: HOLY FUCK! I was wondering why Zhenya didn't play singles--and I don't blame him!!

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Doubles results for TennisHack, but you might not want to look ;)


Arnold/Nalbandian (ARG) d. Kafelnikov/Safin (RUS) 64 64 57 36 19-17 :sad: :sad: :sad:

Blake/Martin (USA) d. Llodra/Santoro (FRA) 26 76(2) 26 64 64 :sad: :sad: :sad:

Haarhuis/Schalken (NED) d. Nieminen/Ketola (FIN) 6-1 6-4 6-4 *sorry* :(

Federer/Bastl (SUI) d. El Aynaoui/Alami (MAR) 6-4 6-1 6-1 :D

I was most disappointed in the fact that Jarkko lost his first singles match, than the doubes. Also, I was disappointed that he didn't play Sjeng Schalken in the last singles match--that would have been good!

I was quite happy that PMac put Blake in for Fish and they won doubles :) HAHAHAHAHAHA that Roddick lost both of his singles matches and James defeated Clement easily. :D

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by Layla
RUSSIA AND FRANCE WON!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

How happy does that make me? VERY! :D

Results for TH:

Marat Safin (RUS) d. David Nalbandian (ARG) 7-6(3) 6-7(5) 6-0 6-3 :bounce:

Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) d. Andy Roddick (USA) 64 36 63 64 :kiss:

Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) d. Martin Verkerk (NED) 6-2 6-4 :)

So your boy won at least one match, even if it was too late.

Raemon Sluiter (NED) d. Timo Nieminen (FIN) 6-0 6-3

RUSSIA!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

LOL, I'm soooo happy Jarkko finally won a singles match. It was his first DC match win in front of the home crowd :angel: And he kept it from being a total blowout. The pictures I have of him are more or less to die for :drool: so I'm working on getting them up before the night is over.

Now Jarkko's DC record is 9-6 (from 8-4 before the tie :eek:!)

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Ouch! Bad news for TH!

Michel Kratochvil lost to Mounir El Aarej (who???) 2-6 3-6 :eek: :sad:

What's going on with Michel? :confused:

You know what, I have no idea. Perhaps there will be some insight in the Swiss players thread.

Michel breaks my heart sometimes :sad: He has a horrible DC match record, something like 1-4 now :sad::sad:

And I thought on the DC website it said that Hicham Arazi played . . . now I have to correct my website . . . good thing I haven't updated it yet! ;)
But yay for James!!

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 09:30 PM
Thanks, Layla, for keeping me up to date with the scores here. Now I don't have to wade through the live scoring threads in the DC forum :)

And thanks for the pic of Michel, I'm going to put up one of the Jarkko ones when I get them all converted to the correct format :rolleyes:

Layla
09-22-2002, 09:52 PM
Hi TH!!! :wavey:

You're back! :bounce: I missed you.

Yes, LMAO @ Andy and James. That's just the result I wanted. :D Since France won (and Sebastien won both his matches - my hero :hearts: ) I was very happy that James won his last match. :) I almost feel sorry for Andy, poor lad. ;)

How do you convert pics to a different format? :confused:

Oh yes, did you have a nice weekend?

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 09:56 PM
Hi, Layla! No one's around, but I have so much to catch up on :o :o

Yes, I had a relatively good weekend. :)

I have photo-editing software that can change the pictures I save into various formats (jpgs, bmps, etc etc) because for some reason my computer doesn't recognize pictures if I save them from the net. So I have to conver them. I'm really going to be pushing the bandwidth on my website, but it's worth it. Lots of Jarkko and Michel from this one weekend :)

I can't believe that Andy lost both of his matches. Usually he's super good in Davis Cup. Oh, well, I guess that winning streak had to come to an end sometime. Congrats to France on that one.

I am sooooooooooo ecstatic about Russia, though. You just don't know :D Or maybe you do :o!

I wish the other matches could have turned out the way I wanted, though. :(

Chloe le Bopper
09-22-2002, 09:58 PM
David :sad: :sad: :sad:

SOmeone console me :(

Chloe le Bopper
09-22-2002, 10:00 PM
I can't believe that Andy lost both of his matches. Usually he's super good in Davis Cup. Oh, well, I guess that winning streak had to come to an end sometime. Congrats to France on that one.


IN all due respect to Andy, he's usually super good against players who are ranked well below him- as in 50-250 sports below him :p

So his "unbeaten record" the media went on about, was a little overrated in that sense.

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 10:09 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
IN all due respect to Andy, he's usually super good against players who are ranked well below him- as in 50-250 sports below him :p

So his "unbeaten record" the media went on about, was a little overrated in that sense.

Indeed, the media blew it out a bit, but undefeated is undefeated, no matter who you're playing. I figured it would be tarnished after this tie, but I didn't expect him to lose both matches, in such a bad way.

::hugs:: for David. He played singles, finally, but Safin was just a little better. Perhaps Zhenya was whispering in his ear ;)

Layla
09-22-2002, 10:16 PM
*hugs* for Rebecca http://www.plauder-smilies.de/pftroest.gif

I have an idea of how happy you are TH. ;) Thankfully you weren't here following the marathon match. I was heart-broken after that. When you follow the scores for 6 1/2 hours and your team blows match points and then proceeds to lose, it's not pretty. :(

But Marat made up for it and wasn't too exhausted to play after all. :) That was pure will-power. :eek:

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 10:23 PM
David cried after his match?!?!?!?!?

::many more hugs for Becca::

I know how you feel :(

Layla, I too am glad I wasn't here to follow that; I would have driven everyone crazy! Six and half hours . . . isn't that a record of some sort? And then they blew it. I guess Marat was out for revenge today, and he definitely got it.

Good luck to Russia in the final!!

BTW, you never wrote the new installments? This new translation must really suck.

Layla
09-22-2002, 10:27 PM
It sucks big time but I already complained on the Hill and I won't do it again. :( :mad: And when I'm finished (in a few days) I have to write the horoscopes for this week, so I'm really screwed. Unfortunately, I can tell you now that the installments won't be coming any time soon. :sad: I apologize to everyone but it can't be helped. :o

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 11:22 PM
ARGH!! That's really frustrating for you :( But I can be patient, so don't worry about it. I was just wondering since you were threatening to have it written while I was away ;) You can employ ILR to help you with the horoscopes, she seems to be really good at it.

I didn't get to see any of the DC action over the weekend, so I'll have to brush up on my Patrick McEnroe somewhere else. And start planning the new tennis segment . . .

TennisHack
09-22-2002, 11:36 PM
As promised, a picture of Jarkko from Davis Cup. This is from the doubles match ;)

Vera
09-22-2002, 11:44 PM
Find something regarding the Salem schedule. No big star will be playing on monday. Only one single match, Lee Vs Knowle. Alex and Nico will play double though after Lee's match.

Big bonus, I even found some pictures. :D I'm so proud of myself:) Hmmm, those lucky ppl standing behind the fence....

Layla
09-22-2002, 11:48 PM
Alright! Thanks for this pic Vera! :drool:

I'm off to bed. Good night everyone! :wavey: Sweet dreams. ;)

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 12:02 AM
Nighty night, Layla! :wavey:

Leo7
09-23-2002, 03:04 AM
:wavey: sweet dreams, Layla!

Scotso
09-23-2002, 04:22 AM
OMG :drool:

Chloe le Bopper
09-23-2002, 04:27 AM
i think I'd faint if i was on the other side of the fence :drool:

David cried after his match?!?!?!?!?

::many more hugs for Becca::

I know how you feel

He did cry :sad: He cried tears of joy yesterday, and t ears of sadness tocday :(

Leo7
09-23-2002, 11:45 AM
:wavey: bye-bye everyone!

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 01:25 PM
Morning, everyone :wavey:

Hope everyone has a good day . . . even if it is Monday ;)

Layla
09-23-2002, 01:33 PM
Bye bye Leo! :wavey: Have a fun day at school. ;)

Morning TH! :wavey:

:) I hope so too. I probably won't be here much today, if at all. :( But can anyone explain to me about Hong Kong? How many matches are there on Monday? Anything interesting? That site is just useless and I don't have time to search the net for info. Thanks. :)

Have a great day. :D

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 01:37 PM
Originally posted by Layla
:) I hope so too. I probably won't be here much today, if at all. :(

:(

No, I don't know anything about the schedule except that I hope he's not playing until tomorrow. I've never spent so much time trying to update my website, and I feel like I need a break, LOL! ;)

Layla
09-23-2002, 01:55 PM
You mean with all the Davis Cup action or trying to find info on Hong Kong?

When will you post another commentary? I really enjoy those. :)

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 02:06 PM
Well, my first class of the day was canceled. So it's turning into a good day after all :)

Trying to update with all of the DC stuff, plus Kimmy made it to the final in Tokyo (only to be shut out by Serena in the end :(). So that's a lot of stuff.

But since I'm around for a while longer now, I'll try to help you figure out the schedule.

Well, what do you want me to write about?

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 02:17 PM
Time zones really suck. I just went to the ATP website and clicked on today's order of play, and it gave me tomorrow's. Never fear, Juan Carlos is playing TOMORROW, on TUESDAY.

Order of play:
CENTER COURT (matches start at 6 pm)

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO :D vs Stefan Koubeck

followed by:
(not before 7:30 pm)
Alex Corretja vs Michael Chang

followed by:
(not before 8:45 pm)
Carlos Moya vs Jan-Michael Gambill

COURT 1 (matches start at 4 pm)
Radek Stephanek vs Nicolas Massu

followed by:
Jonas Bjorkman vs Cecil Mamiit

followed by:
Sandar Groen/Marat Safin vs Rich Leach/David Macpherson

followed by:
John Hui/Anthony Ross vs Joshua Eagle/Sandon Stolle

COURT 2 (matches start at 4 pm)
Magnus Larsson vs Fransisco Clavet

followed by:
Jeff Morrison vs Takao Suzuki

followed by:
Agustin Calleri vs Nicolas Lapentti

Layla
09-23-2002, 02:22 PM
Oh goody, I love it when that happens. :D

Hong Kong preview? Preview of the Race to Shanghai? US Open analysis? Just some suggestions. ;)

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 02:26 PM
Hmm, thanks :) I've been trying not to write too many previews to tournaments, keeping them only to the TMS events. Because, you know, that's not really commentary :o But I'll think about your other suggestions, especially the TMC one . . .

Unfortunately, just because one class was canceled doesn't mean I don't have work. :( ;)

Layla
09-23-2002, 02:28 PM
Oh, thank you for the schedule! :) JCF is on first! On Centre Court! :D At least they know how to treat him in Hong Kong. ;)

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 02:33 PM
Indeed, all three of the big Spanish names are on Center Court! Corretja is playing doubs with Lapentti today, BTW.

I'm sure the Spanish Armada fans are going nuts over this schedule ;)

harry_potter
09-23-2002, 02:35 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Oh, thank you for the schedule! :) JCF is on first! On Centre Court! :D At least they know how to treat him in Hong Kong. ;)

yeah, we love him :D

Layla
09-23-2002, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by harry_potter


yeah, we love him :D

Hehe, that's good to hear. :)

Are you going to the tournament?

RogiFan
09-23-2002, 02:42 PM
:D

Layla, TH:

thanks for the HK info!! VAMOS, LOS ESPANOLES! What a great tournament list, eh? My fave Spanish guys: Alex, Juanqui, Carlos (only Robredo missing). AND Alex/Nico dbles??!!! :drool: :hearts:

You know, in TO during that garbage w Andy, I wish I were there to support NICO!!!

Venga, Alex! Animo! Ole!

Layla
09-23-2002, 02:43 PM
Corretja and Lapentti? Cute. :) Good luck to them today. Ferrero hasn't played many doubles lately. :confused:

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 05:24 PM
I see you :eek:!!

Layla
09-23-2002, 05:24 PM
HELP!!!

I need a synonym for the adjective variegated (ugly word and not in the least appropriate) that would describe an educational trail that leads through diverse landscapes.

Thanks. :)

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 05:29 PM
Roget's to the rescue!!

Varigrated--adjectives:

varied, various, diverse, diversified, many-colored or many-hued, polychromatic, dichromatic, kaleidoscopic(al), chameleonic, iridescent, opaline, prismaic, motley, calico, mosaic, brindled.

Let me know if you need more, or possibly the whole sentence. :)

Layla
09-23-2002, 05:32 PM
Thanks. :)

If I say the trail is diverse, would that be correct or is diverse not supposed to be used as a predicate?

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 05:34 PM
"The trail is diverse." That's a correct sentence, because the verb "is" links the adjective to the noun.

Grammar Queen? :o

Layla
09-23-2002, 05:41 PM
LOL!

Thanks! I think I'll use that one. :)

Those pics from Milan are really gorgeous. :hearts: More importantly, I've never seen them before and I love discovering new pics. Well, I prefer if they are handed to me on a plate. ;) Well done. :D

ILR
09-23-2002, 05:41 PM
rather the Grammar queen than a dork eh TH? ;)

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 05:43 PM
Hey, as long as I get to be Queen of something!!!

And never you fear, I'm about 18 posts from being a dork, too.

ILR
09-23-2002, 05:44 PM
lol do you automatically become a dork when you surpass 2000 posts?(woah,the vocabulary! :eek: ) Well yes Im a queen of............;)

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Those pics from Milan are really gorgeous. :hearts: More importantly, I've never seen them before and I love discovering new pics. Well, I prefer if they are handed to me on a plate. ;) Well done. :D

Hmm, I guess I should post pictures from Yahoo groups more often :D

It's a shame that group has died, there were some great personal pictures, like those, being posted. Of course, that's just one of the new groups that survived the transition. Mrs. G's groups lost most of their pictures :(

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 05:47 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol do you automatically become a dork when you surpass 2000 posts?(woah,the vocabulary! :eek: ) Well yes Im a queen of............;)

Yeah, I think that's the cutoff point. See, I'm still cool for fifteen more posts, but you can bet I'll join the dork brigade by the end of the night :o Layla is our Queen :)

But take heart, the Lleykis are Super-Dorks, especially those over 4,000 posts!

ILR
09-23-2002, 05:49 PM
O OK will do.Ill prob be at 4000 posts before I know it!:o Im no 10 on the top 10 posters,above even Leo now!And Layla dunno if you noticed,ur number 4! ;) :)

All hail Queen Layla!(I could find that bow down smilie but to be honest I cant be bothered) :o

Layla
09-23-2002, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Hmm, I guess I should post pictures from Yahoo groups more often :D

It's a shame that group has died, there were some great personal pictures, like those, being posted. Of course, that's just one of the new groups that survived the transition. Mrs. G's groups lost most of their pictures :(

You most certainly should! :D That would make us very, very happy. :)

Layla
09-23-2002, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
O OK will do.Ill prob be at 4000 posts before I know it!:o Im no 10 on the top 10 posters,above even Leo now!And Layla dunno if you noticed,ur number 4! ;) :)

All hail Queen Layla!(I could find that bow down smilie but to be honest I cant be bothered) :o

I AM??? :eek:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

That's my career high! :D I never expected to pass a Lleyki, what happened? :confused:

You can't be bothered to bow in front of me? :eek: Oh, the impertinence of some minions. :rolleyes: ;) :p What is a Queen for but to be worshiped? :angel:

For instance, I worship the Grammar Queen! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/bowdown.gif

ILR
09-23-2002, 05:57 PM
uh oh erm......Id better go and find it.Ive been told ;)

ILR
09-23-2002, 05:59 PM
found it.sorry here we go:

all hail Queen Layla http://www.stopstart.btinternet.co.uk/sm/notworthy.gif http://www.stopstart.btinternet.co.uk/sm/notworthy.gif http://www.stopstart.btinternet.co.uk/sm/notworthy.gif http://www.stopstart.btinternet.co.uk/sm/notworthy.gif

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 06:01 PM
All hail the Queen, you peons!! http://www.stopstart.btinternet.co.uk/sm/notworthy.gif

Top 10 Posters:
Lleyton's Chick
GoLleyt
angele
Layla
Dr. Marly
Daniel
Static
Rebecca
KaseyL
ILR
...
then it's
11. Leo
12. TH

Have the Lleykis been fighting or something?! ;)

Layla
09-23-2002, 06:17 PM
:o Now you've made me blush. :o

Is it alright for the Queen to bow to its minions? What am I saying, of course it's alright. The Queen gets to make her own rules. :D So here it goes.

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

ILR
09-23-2002, 06:19 PM
lol yes you do get to make your own rules :) Can I be a queen of something?Ive always wanted to be a queen! :D

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 06:19 PM
Aww, Layla loves us :o:);)

I posted some new pictures, hahaha!

Layla
09-23-2002, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol yes you do get to make your own rules :) Can I be a queen of something?Ive always wanted to be a queen! :D

Well, what do you want to be the queen of? I believe TH and I both chose our own titles, so go ahead. We're eager to bow some more. :D ;)

Layla
09-23-2002, 06:33 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Aww, Layla loves us :o:);)

I posted some new pictures, hahaha!

Of course I love you guys. :)

http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/hug.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/hug.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/hug.gif for everyone!

Thanks for the new pics. :) Keep up the good work. ;) And that's not my worst nightmare. Those are not long, I meant the really long and terribly greasy hair of his teenage years. :eek:

ILR
09-23-2002, 06:33 PM
hmmmmm ok then.Well I could be Leos queen,or the queen of Liverpool FC or queen of England! lol :D the last one was a joke ;)

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by Layla
And that's not my worst nightmare. Those are not long, I meant the really long and terribly greasy hair of his teenage years. :eek:

Well, I had some of those but they were really tiny. But juniors, hey, we are rounding out his career :)

Layla
09-23-2002, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
hmmmmm ok then.Well I could be Leos queen,or the queen of Liverpool FC or queen of England! lol :D the last one was a joke ;)

Lol, you have to pick one. ;)

Layla
09-23-2002, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Well, I had some of those but they were really tiny. But juniors, hey, we are rounding out his career :)

Thank goodness they were tiny. ;) I've seen some not so tiny ones and I wasn't impressed.

ILR
09-23-2002, 06:40 PM
aw I dont want to!;) cant u pick for me? ;) :)

Layla
09-23-2002, 06:51 PM
Hmmm, I would pick Queen of Liverpool FC, cause then Michael would have to bow to you. ;) :drool:

But it's really up to you. I really think you should decide. ;)

ILR
09-23-2002, 06:54 PM
lol now we know youd like that wouldnt you Layla?;) and I should get to pick the team!*gasps* maybe I should be queen of Italian football.........:hearts: :drool:

OK then self professed queen of LFC! :D

Layla
09-23-2002, 07:00 PM
I will promptly proceed to bow, along with the delicious Michael Owen, who happens to be right beside me. ;) We bow in unison to the new Queen of Liverpool FC!

http://www.stopstart.btinternet.co.uk/sm/notworthy.gif http://www.stopstart.btinternet.co.uk/sm/notworthy.gif

ILR
09-23-2002, 07:02 PM
:o why thankyou! :o hee hee here you are Layla,(who could also be queen of the Hill even though she hasnt visited in a long while! :eek: )

Layla
09-23-2002, 07:06 PM
:hearts: *faint* That pic is just fabulous! :drool:

Errr, what do you mean? I was there this morning. :confused: But I see there's a long discussion about locations going on that I'm afraid I will have to read later as I am to busy editing my translation (it has to be done tonight) and can only respond to brief posts like the ones in here. :p

ILR
09-23-2002, 07:08 PM
o I see I am sorry*cough* queen.U mean u never checked out the link I posted?hmm there are some nice pics there

Vera
09-23-2002, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Indeed, all three of the big Spanish names are on Center Court! Corretja is playing doubs with Lapentti today, BTW.

I'm sure the Spanish Armada fans are going nuts over this schedule ;)

Yes, I'm going Nuts. Wish I'm there. What a treat to watch 3 spaniards in a roll. Alex and Nico teaming for double is not bad either:drool:

RogiFan
09-23-2002, 08:31 PM
:D

Hey, Vera!

Alex and Nico won their dbles match today in HK!!!

Here's a nice pic of Alex and Marta from DC2000 in Barca -- a very attractive, cool couple! Got it from a Spanish mag.

:cool:

RogiFan
09-23-2002, 08:33 PM
;)

And here's the other half of that hot dbles team:

ILR
09-23-2002, 08:37 PM
:drool: :hearts: Ohhhhhhh Nico.............

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 08:42 PM
Okay, ILR, as the newest queen you can officially pronounce me a DORK. I accept this (do I have a choice?) and give up my sub-2000 coolness.

Yes, at the Hill Mrs. B is tempting me, telling me all about life in Bern and visiting Micha's parents' tennis center and playing on carpet :drool:

Vera
09-23-2002, 08:43 PM
Alex and wife is indeed a great looking couple. I assume she's spaniard too, does look spanish to me. She looks very friendly.

And Nico. :drool: :drool: :drool: Well, I like Nico, for the obvious reason :D

That's why HK is great. This small tourney (up close and personal) and every hunks is showing up, Alex, Carlos, JC, Nico, Marat, James...(and no Roddick, that's a plus to me) only if Seb's there too....

Vera
09-23-2002, 08:45 PM
Hey Congrats TH, I'll pronounce you a loyal atpworld poster. Always be positive.

RogiFan
09-23-2002, 08:50 PM
:D

Vera:

Yes, Marta is also from Barcelona -- she and Alex have known each other for about 10 years!

Yes, I'd love to attend a small tournament -- like Gstaad or Barcelona or Rosmalen or Queen's or sth. And yes, great boywatching potential!! [I too am NOT a fan of Andy -- someone called him a drama queen somewhere.] But Marat and James -- yes, yes, please!! We seem to like the same guys, for obvious reasons, as you say!!

I wonder if Juanqui will make it to Shanghai -- I think he has a LOT of fans there. He's exotic!

Layla
09-23-2002, 08:54 PM
Congrats TH!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

You know, you don't have to be cool for us to love you. ;) :D

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
I wonder if Juanqui will make it to Shanghai -- I think he has a LOT of fans there. He's exotic!

I can vouch for this--the main Juan Carlos Yahoo Group was started by and filled with Asian posters, mostly girls. I never quite figured out why, but I agree with their adoration! :)

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 08:56 PM
Thanks, guys, for accepting my dorkness :D

ILR, where did you disappear to? I figured you'd take your opportunity to tease me mercilessly ;)

Layla
09-23-2002, 08:57 PM
Alex and Nico won? Yahoooo! :bounce: Congrats. :kiss:

Hong Kong sounds great to mee. It does have all the hunks (almost). I would love to go to Kitzbuhel. It's not that far from my hometown and this year it had a gorgeous draw. :drool: Not to mention the most gorgeous final possible. :drool: :hearts: :lick:

Marta is very beautiful. I've seen her pics before, they look good together. :)

Vera
09-23-2002, 09:05 PM
Hehe, RogiFan, you and I have lots in common, indeed. I like Rogi, I agree that he has good taste, not to mention his great game. But I don't like long hair in men. I only like them tying up their long hair when in play, when the long hair is floating, not so cute on a man, IMO.

Well, I don't mind a TMS of sort either. That's the only time in the year that I wish I live in TO. But, then a small tourney is good. Look at those ppl behind the fence standing so close to JC :( and that's not too many so you don't have to fight thru...

Great if he's in Shanghai. That's his goal this year. I recently just met a JC fan who lives in Shanghai, she told me some Chinese interviewed him at the beginning of the year and he told them his goal is to go to Shanghai and then visit the Great Wall afterward. BTW, my new friend has ticket to TMC Shanghai so she promised to take a lot of pics if JC gets there. So please, he most be there.

Vera
09-23-2002, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I can vouch for this--the main Juan Carlos Yahoo Group was started by and filled with Asian posters, mostly girls. I never quite figured out why, but I agree with their adoration! :)

Really? I think it's a bit strange too cos my new friend told me that she never really get to see tennis match on TV, she doesn't even have any USO coverage. I guess tennis isn't that popular in China.

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 09:34 PM
New pictures for your viewing pleasure in the picture thread.

Layla
09-23-2002, 11:12 PM
Hehe, I finally finished the translation. It almost killed me and it's not good but there it is. I think I have some energy left to bounce before I collapse to bed.

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

And now no one's around. :(

Layla
09-23-2002, 11:35 PM
Well, since no one's around, I'll just go to bed. :sad:

Good night folks! Sleep well! :wavey: http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/sleep2.gif

TennisHack
09-23-2002, 11:37 PM
Aww, I just missed you, Layla! :sad:

But I'm happy you finished your translation, finally! :D

RogiFan
09-24-2002, 12:45 AM
:D Layla

I totally agree w you re: final of Kitz -- would I love to have been there!!! I love all-Spanish finals! But I wouldn't mind a Rogi/Juanqui final -- depending on where, I might change my mind on who I want to win -- but I love them both and want to see them play each other. They have such different styles -- it w/be v. interesting to see how they interact. But I w/get dizzy from TOO much beauty on the court -- physical and athletic!! :drool:

I want to call Juanqui "Prince" Juan Carlos!! El Principe Juanqui -- how about that?

Vera
09-24-2002, 01:31 AM
Hey, may be we'll have a spaniard final in HK too. Moya vs Juanqui, okay, hopefully Juanqui win even though I love Moya. Let's have our finger crossed.

TennisHack
09-24-2002, 04:10 AM
LOL, let's get them out of the opening round first ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2002, 06:26 AM
You know, in TO during that garbage w Andy, I wish I were there to support NICO!!!

I was there for it, and :rolleyes: at the whole thing lmao

I showed up the next day to cheer for Koubek! Go figure!

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2002, 06:28 AM
I didnt realize that I was still in the top ten ;)

I used to be number 3 or 4. Oh well, I fear that retirement is calling me ;)

I can't keep up with todays youth ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2002, 06:29 AM
Michael Owen :drool:

But I'd still rather have Iker :drool: The keeper for the Spanish team :lick:

Layla
09-24-2002, 10:22 AM
Morning everyone! :) :wavey:

Another busy day for me but I just wanted to come here and cheer for our darling Juan Carlos today. :)

VAMOS JUANQUI!!! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif :bounce: http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif

TH, I'm sorry we just missed each other yesterday. :(

RogiFan, Juan Carlos will always be my prince! :hearts:

Becca, I agree with you that Iker Casillas is yummy. :drool: :lick: He's my second favorite Spanish player (after Raul :hearts: of course).

TennisHack
09-24-2002, 01:59 PM
Morning, all! :wavey:

I, too, came by to give some Salem Open cheer! The last score I saw, Juan Carlos had Koubek more or less in hand at 6-2, 2-2. :D

Vamos, dahling! :kiss:

Hope everyone has a good day!

Layla
09-24-2002, 02:05 PM
:wavey: TH!

I'm just eating lunch and watching The West Wing. :) I'm not sure we're gonna see any matches today. :( But yeah,

Vamos Juan Carlos! :kiss: Keep it up.

ILR
09-24-2002, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Thanks, guys, for accepting my dorkness :D

ILR, where did you disappear to? I figured you'd take your opportunity to tease me mercilessly ;)

awwwwwww u mean u missed me?And you want me to tease you?;) U know Id never do that! ;)

TennisHack
09-24-2002, 05:39 PM
You're too nice, ILR ;) But thanks anyway.

ILR
09-24-2002, 06:17 PM
hey they say that about me. ;) I never tease people :)

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2002, 06:25 PM
Iker :drool:

Well, its not his best pic, as he looks horribley unimpressed here :D, but I didn't feel like spending the afternoon looking for them :p

ILR
09-24-2002, 06:29 PM
This is kinda small but cute

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2002, 06:31 PM
Just one more - he seems to be sideways here, but meh:

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2002, 06:32 PM
ack, his hair is all short in the one you posted :o

Not my cup of tea there :p

ILR
09-24-2002, 06:32 PM
oooops :p I wont post anymore then :p

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2002, 06:33 PM
I have to go shower or something equally exciting.

If anyone is still in here, bbl :p

Layla
09-24-2002, 09:55 PM
How about this one?

Nacho
09-24-2002, 10:02 PM
Omg that's Iker!!! He's the best goal-keeper in the world :D Much more than Cesar (the other goal-keeper of Real Madrid) who played most of the last season :fiery:

Fortunately Iker showed what he is able to do at the Champions League Final :D

VAMOS IKER! :bounce: :bounce:

Nacho
09-24-2002, 10:05 PM
BTW I saw Iker and all the other Real Madrid players when I went to celebrate the victory to the 'Cibeles' (the place where Real Madrid fans go whenever Real wins something) with some friends :)

ILR
09-24-2002, 10:11 PM
Raul! :hearts:

lol I love Figo!I think he is amazing! :D I also have a soft spot for Rui Costa I think he is fantastic :)

ILR
09-24-2002, 10:14 PM
Id love to stay here and chat but my bed beckons!*sigh* darn school.night! :wavey:

Layla
09-24-2002, 10:23 PM
Good night ILR! :wavey: Sweet dreams of gorgeous footballers. ;)

I wish I could go to bed too, but I still have two more 'scopes to write. :( My eyes are killing me.

I agree Nacho, he's a phenomenal goal-keeper, and the hero of World Cup as far as I'm concerned. :)

Nacho
09-24-2002, 10:33 PM
Do not mention the Wolrd Cup :sad: :sad: :sad:

Layla
09-24-2002, 10:38 PM
Sorry. :o I cried too. :sad: :sad: :sad: But before the tears there was anger! :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Nacho
09-24-2002, 10:40 PM
I know, I just couldn't believe what my eyes were seeing :fiery:

Fortunately that now belongs to the past :) Let's focuse in cheering Juanqui ;)

Layla
09-24-2002, 10:44 PM
Wise words. ;)

VAMOS JUANQUI!!! :D

I want be awake for his match so I hope to find some good news in the morning. :)

Leo7
09-24-2002, 10:47 PM
:wavey: hello all!

Vera
09-24-2002, 10:48 PM
That was highway robbery indeed. I'm not sad, just mad!

Okay, enough said. I'm getting a little confused about the time zoo difference. Do you guys know how many hours difference between your city and Hong Kong?

Layla
09-24-2002, 11:03 PM
Hello Leo! :wavey:

Long time no see. How've you been? :)

Vera, I think the difference is 6 hours for me.

Vera
09-24-2002, 11:09 PM
Thx. Layla. And your local time now is 12:20am, right? I'm at 3:20pm so it's 9 hours behind you and so I'm 15 hours behind Hong Kong. Okay get it.

Layla
09-24-2002, 11:26 PM
That sounds about right, yes. :)

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2002, 11:37 PM
World Cup :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

KILL :fiery:

Alright I feel better now...

And yes, Iker is just great - in so many ways - :D

TennisHack
09-24-2002, 11:43 PM
Hey all :wavey:

What a day this has been, Russia-wise. Not only did Mikhail Youzhny's father die, but there was a Russian actor who died in an avalanche that killed 100 people. I don't remember his name, but he was in "East West" which I loved.

:sad::sad::sad:

Chloe le Bopper
09-24-2002, 11:45 PM
:sad:

Layla
09-25-2002, 12:38 AM
:sad: Terrible news all around. :sad:

The good news is I have stopped working and am going to bed now. :) This will be me in a few minutes. http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/sleeping.gif

Good night and sleep tight. See ya tomorrow, hopefully with some good news about Juanqui. ;)

TennisHack
09-25-2002, 01:01 AM
Nighty-night, Layla.

I just had a hitman spotting! :eek:

Dissident
09-25-2002, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Nighty-night, Layla.

I just had a hitman spotting! :eek:

hello! :wavey: Ive missed you all!
Ive been busy... :sad:
I wont even run the game this week coz my teachers have all gone wildly insane! :p
I will try to keep track here, though. :D

Leo7
09-25-2002, 02:32 AM
:wavey: i haven't around much either. too much damn work! :( school must be done away with! :D

Leo7
09-25-2002, 02:33 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Hey all :wavey:

What a day this has been, Russia-wise. Not only did Mikhail Youzhny's father die, but there was a Russian actor who died in an avalanche that killed 100 people. I don't remember his name, but he was in "East West" which I loved.

:sad::sad::sad:

OMG Mikhail! this is a sad day :sad:

TennisHack
09-25-2002, 03:05 AM
Originally posted by hitman
hello! :wavey: Ive missed you all!
Ive been busy... :sad:
I wont even run the game this week coz my teachers have all gone wildly insane! :p
I will try to keep track here, though. :D

Aww, I've missed you, too hitman! :) I totally know what you mean with professors going crazy :rolleyes:

TennisHack
09-25-2002, 03:06 AM
I don't know if this has been posted, but it's on the front of the ATP website. Juanqui :)

Layla
09-25-2002, 10:51 AM
Morning! http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/Smilies_klein_1/coffeecup.gif :wavey:

I was expecting to see some results upon waking up. :( What's going on? :confused: Is it still raining. The suspense is killing me. Argh.

It's been raining in Ljubljana as well. In fact, it's so dark and grey outside, it feels like November. :eek: It's about as cold too. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cold.gif

Layla
09-25-2002, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by hitman


hello! :wavey: Ive missed you all!
Ive been busy... :sad:
I wont even run the game this week coz my teachers have all gone wildly insane! :p
I will try to keep track here, though. :D

We all missed you Hitman! :( I was beginning to wonder where you were. Tell the teachers to back off because you are needed at the ATPworld. ;)

Serisouly, I hope their initial excitement will wear off and they won't give you so much work. Do try to drop by whenever you can. :)

Layla
09-25-2002, 11:07 AM
Something to cheer us up! :D

TennisHack
09-25-2002, 01:25 PM
Morning, Layla! :wavey:

Hehehe at our cartoon :)

Weather Forecast for Hong Kong. (http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/local/CHXX0049?whatprefs=) As I type it says mostly cloudy, but indeed there are scattered thunderstorms in the forcast. I wonder what will happen if two days of play are missed? :confused:

Layla
09-25-2002, 01:38 PM
Morning TH! :wavey:

Yeah, I thought we needed something to make us laugh when the weather is so dismal. Well, I don't know what it's like where you are. I don't like this weather forecast at all. But mostly cloudy does sound at least hopeful. We should be able to see some play today, I hope. At least the conclusion of Juanqui's match, so I can stop worrying. :p