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Abracadabra


Leo7
09-29-2002, 08:08 PM
i gtg! bye everyone! be back soon! :wavey:

:kiss: kisses to Emma! :kiss:

ILR
09-29-2002, 08:13 PM
bye bye Im going bed soon!lol @ Leo kisses back hun :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :wavey:

Layla
09-29-2002, 08:14 PM
Bye Leo! :wavey:

I haven't checked out the site yet but I heard it was great. I can't wait to see if I can use the webcams. :)

I didn't know Kimmy and Daniela weren't playing. :sad: But Lindsay is, so my second fave (she got promoted :D ) can kick some ass! :bounce:

I hope Mary gets well soon. :( Hasn't she been injured enough? :sad:

Layla
09-29-2002, 08:16 PM
Good night ILR! :wavey:

Everybody's leaving. :( Oh well, never mind. It'll give me time to finish my installments. They're nearly finished. I just have to add the finishing touches, but those will take time, so be patient. Juanqui's match will start in 45 minutes. :D

TennisHack
09-29-2002, 08:28 PM
I'm still around, I'm working on my preview. So hopefully we'll both have our pieces up soon!!

Layla
09-29-2002, 08:34 PM
I'm working on my finishing touches too. :) I fully intend to post it tonight, maybe after the match.

TennisHack
09-29-2002, 08:52 PM
FUCK!! I just lost the whole thing. :fiery: I don't have time to rewrite it. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

Scotso
09-29-2002, 08:53 PM
:D

HONG KONG -- Juan Carlos Ferrero dropped a set, but picked up a title.

Advertisement



Ferrero held off third seed Carlos Moya, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), Sunday in the all-Spanish final of the $400,000 Salem Open.

Seeded second, Ferrero was hoping to win his first title without losing a set, but settled for his second tournament victory of the season. He won the Tennis Masters Series event at Monte Carlo in May.

The 22-year-old Spaniard captured his seventh career crown -- second on hard courts. Ferrero, who takes home $51,500, appeared in his first Grand Slam final at the French Open and was runner-up at the Generali Open at Kitzbuhel in July.

Ferrero improved to 6-2 lifetime against Moya, winning his third title at the expense of his compatriot.

Layla
09-29-2002, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
FUCK!! I just lost the whole thing. :fiery: I don't have time to rewrite it. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

What do you mean you lost it? :eek: :sad: What happened? Is there any hope you'll get it back?

Layla
09-29-2002, 08:58 PM
Thanks for the article Scott! :) LOL @ the title. Juanqui did say that he wanted to win a tournament without dropping a set. Too bad it didn't work out today, but I'm not complaining. :D

TennisHack
09-29-2002, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by Layla
What do you mean you lost it? :eek: :sad: What happened? Is there any hope you'll get it back?

I mean, something happened to my program, it shut down, and I lost all of my hard work. No, I never saved any of it because I kept changing words and whatnot, so I can't get it back. :fiery::mad::sad:

I might have time to redo it tonight, but that really pisses me off. At any rate, I finally updated my website. I've been getting a lot of hits since I passed 1,000 :)

TennisHack
09-29-2002, 09:06 PM
That, and the thought of finally getting some fresh material for the story cheer me. :) And of course hearing about parts of Juan Carlos's latest win!!

Go with me here, I'm trying to keep my cool.

Dissident
09-29-2002, 09:08 PM
Villeneuve is cool, but I have to congratulate Rubens on the win (again). Even if Michael GAVE him back the win from Austria. :mad:

Congrats to Juanqui and all of you. Both our faves have new life this year in the last weeks. First Guga, now Juanqui. :D

And hi to everyone. Dont forget the game this week! ;)

Scotso
09-29-2002, 09:08 PM
I'm boooooored. :rolleyes:

Dissident
09-29-2002, 09:11 PM
Someone asked about Kremlin Cup´s website cams. :D
Thats the best thing they have! :)
http://www.kremlincup.comstar.ru/

TennisHack
09-29-2002, 09:13 PM
It's HITMAN!!

LOL :D

Scotso
09-29-2002, 09:15 PM
hi hitty.

I love Sinead O'Connor :D

Dissident
09-29-2002, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
It's HITMAN!!

LOL :D

lol? Whats so goofy about me? :o
;)

Hey Scott!

Chloe le Bopper
09-29-2002, 09:18 PM
:hearts:

Chloe le Bopper
09-29-2002, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by GoLleyt
hi hitty.

I love Sinead O'Connor :D

lol, when did you start calling hitman hitty? :D

Everyone should call him that :D

TennisHack
09-29-2002, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by hitman
lol? Whats so goofy about me? :o
;)

Would you have preferred:

It's HITMAN!!

:hearts::hearts:

??

Chloe le Bopper
09-29-2002, 09:23 PM
I love that pic I just posed, the lighting and everything is just perfect :hearts:

:sigh:

Dissident
09-29-2002, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca


lol, when did you start calling hitman hitty? :D

Everyone should call him that :D

:o :p

Whats up Rebbie??

Dissident
09-29-2002, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Would you have preferred:

It's HITMAN!!

:hearts::hearts:

??

:o :o :o

:D

Chloe le Bopper
09-29-2002, 09:24 PM
I put it as my new desktop image :D

TennisHack
09-29-2002, 09:25 PM
hitman:

Layla wants to know why nothing happened between us last night.

You care to field that one?

Chloe le Bopper
09-29-2002, 09:25 PM
omg Rebbie :o

*slap*

Dissident
09-29-2002, 09:26 PM
Ok then, Rebs
Is that better? :p

Dissident
09-29-2002, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
hitman:

Layla wants to know why nothing happened between us last night.

You care to field that one?

Define nothing.
;)

Scotso
09-29-2002, 09:27 PM
I'm off to play tennis :wavey:

see ya lata.

Chloe le Bopper
09-29-2002, 09:27 PM
:fiery: *slap* hitman :p

hmm, does that answer your question? :angel:

Chloe le Bopper
09-29-2002, 09:28 PM
Bye Scooter :wavey:

Have fun ;)

Dissident
09-29-2002, 09:28 PM
Playing tennis :drool:
Me wants! But I cant! :mad:

Have fun Scott. :wavey:

Dissident
09-29-2002, 09:30 PM
Ill have to go! :(
Bye bye all ttyl!

BEHAVE! :p

TennisHack
09-29-2002, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Define nothing.
;)

Sorry, I'm having a hard time reading this thread. Damn WTAers :fiery:

Nothing . . . nothing dramatic, as she said.

You're leaving?! Ha, just avoiding the question!

Chloe le Bopper
09-29-2002, 09:32 PM
Bye Hittie :D

Layla
09-29-2002, 09:36 PM
What still no action? I'm disappointed. :( ;)

I'm watching the match! :D

Bye Scott! :wavey: Have fun! It was lovely having you here. :)

Bye Hitman! :wavey: See ya!

TennisHack
09-29-2002, 09:37 PM
Okay, I am going to attempt to rewrite my piece.

I also want to post that picture Becca put up. It's so beautiful :hearts:

Chloe le Bopper
09-29-2002, 09:46 PM
I'm sad that I don't get to see the final too :sad:

*slap* Layla :p How dare you ;)

Tennishack, that is one of my favourite pics now :D

Chloe le Bopper
09-29-2002, 09:49 PM
I'll be back later -

have to learn spanish and have a nap ;)

Layla
09-29-2002, 09:54 PM
Bye Becca! :wavey: See ya later.

I'm gonna have to post the report tomorrow because it looks like they will show the entire match. :eek:

But I will post the installments today. :) Just can't do both, sorry. :o

TennisHack
09-29-2002, 10:19 PM
The entire match?! :eek: LUCKY YOU!!

I have posted my preview (or will have by the time you guys see this post). Enjoy!

TennisHack
09-29-2002, 11:02 PM
Everyone left me? :(

Poor me :sad:

Layla
09-29-2002, 11:49 PM
I'm still here for a bit. :) It was a fantastic match :hearts: especially the third set. But pffffffft @ Eurosport for not showing him lift the trophy. :fiery: I was waiting for that.

I FINALLY finished the installments and will proceed to post them right away. Don't expect too much from them. I was in a hurry and didn't even have time to look for really great smilies. But hope you will enjoy them. :)

TennisHack
09-29-2002, 11:59 PM
LOL, of course they'd cut it off. Sounds like they have ESPN disease in that respect . . . ESPN didn't show the trophy ceremony for the Australian Open this year! :eek:

I'm sure the installments will be great, and my smilies aren't that great. So it'll be like one of my posts, LOL :)

Glad you enjoyed the match.

Scotso
09-30-2002, 12:04 AM
You're lucky, though. I wish I got to see the match :drool:

Layla
09-30-2002, 12:13 AM
I know I'm lucky. You should've seen me swoon when I first found out they were gonna show it. :o And now I taped it along with yesterday's semi-final. :) A great addition to my collection.

But don't worry guys, you'll get to see him during TMS, when he is bound to kick some serious behind if he plays like that. :D The commentators were drooling over the quality of the match. ;) But I'll tell you more about it tomorrow. Now I gotta go to bed. It's very late.

Oh I posted the installments. Have fun with them. ;)

Good night y'all! :wavey: Sweet dreams. :D

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 12:14 AM
Wait!!

I'm MARRIED?!?!?!?!

Scotso
09-30-2002, 12:15 AM
I am sooooo happy I get the MS :D

VAMOS!!!!!

Layla
09-30-2002, 12:33 AM
OMG Scott!!! You reached 5000 posts! :eek: Now that is a special number that deserves celebration! :bounce: Congrats! :D

LOL @ TH! No, you're not married yet. I said FUTURE Mrs. Ferrero from my perspective. I have no idea how fast you two are going. ;) Just remember that he needs to get that divorce first. ;)

Scotso
09-30-2002, 12:38 AM
omg :eek:

Thanks Layla I didn't even notice! :)

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 12:39 AM
Originally posted by Layla
LOL @ TH! No, you're not married yet. I said FUTURE Mrs. Ferrero from my perspective. I have no idea how fast you two are going. ;) Just remember that he needs to get that divorce first. ;)

Marriage was not even on my radar! :o Not at this point, at least :D Hackie's a nutball, but she's not that crazy.

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 12:40 AM
BTW, that boxing smiley is really cute! So appropriate.

Layla
09-30-2002, 12:46 AM
Ok, now I'm really going to bed or I'll regret it in the morning. ;)

Oh and I loved your commentary. :) With your love for Russia it was perfect that you should do a commentary on the Moscow tournament. :)

I can't think anymore. Seriously, good night folks! :wavey:

Leo7
09-30-2002, 12:58 AM
:wavey: good night, Layla!

Scotso
09-30-2002, 01:03 AM
http://www.atptennis.com/tokyo/default.asp

OMG atptennis runs the website for this event so we'll get real-time scores!

night Layla!

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 01:04 AM
Hey, Leo :wavey:

Leo7
09-30-2002, 01:14 AM
:wavey: TH and Scott!

Leo7
09-30-2002, 01:14 AM
live scores! awesome! :D

Scotso
09-30-2002, 01:19 AM
Juanqui probably won't play until Tuesday or Wednesday.

Leo7
09-30-2002, 01:21 AM
yes, 2 or 3 whole days without Juanqui! how will we ever survive? :sad:

Leo7
09-30-2002, 01:22 AM
oh yeah, Elena Bovina and Max Mirnyi are playing in the next few days! :)

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 01:26 AM
This will help:

Ferrero Downs Moya, Seizes Salem Open
Win could prove pivotal in battle for Masters Cup.

In an all-Spanish duel that had significant implications in the battle to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup, Juan Carlos Ferrero defeated Carlos Moya, 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(4) to win the Salem Open in Hong Kong on Sunday.

The second-seeded Ferrero--who has now defeated Moya in six of eight career meetings--captured his seventh career title and second on hard courts (2001 Dubai). He won his only other title of 2002 at the Tennis Masters Monte Carlo, defeating Moya in the final, and also reached the final at Roland Garros, where he lost to another Spaniard, Albert Costa.

Despite his loss, No. 3 seed Moya is enjoying one of the best years of his career. Rebounding from a back injury that hampered him in 1999 and 2000, he has won four titles in 2002 (Acapulco, Bastad, Umag, TMS Cincinnati) - tied for the ATP lead with Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt.

Sunday's final result is especially important because it breaks a three-way tie between Ferrero, Moya, and Costa for fifth place in the ATP Champions Race. Ferrero now surges into fourth place in the Race ahead of Tim Henman, while Moya slips to sixth and Costa to seventh. Ferrero's win in Hong Kong boosts his prospects of returning to China in November for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai. The top seven players in the Champions Race automatically qualify for the Masters Cup, with the eighth spot going to the highest-ranked Grand Slam champion between No. 8 and No. 20 in the Race.

What the Players Said:

Ferrero: "I'm really happy to win here in Hong Kong. I reached the quarters last year, and this year is my year. I'll miss Hong Kong - the city is very spectacular."

About the Spaniards' success on hardcourts: "It is great to win again on a hard court. The people in Spain think that we can only play on clay. But Carlos and I played the final on cement. I want to tell people in Spain that we can play well on other surfaces.

About the importance of his win for the Champions Race and the rest of the season: "It was very important to win here. I'm leaving with a lot of confidence on hard courts. [Much of] the rest of the season is on hard. If I win here, why not another event indoors?"

[i]About Moya's 6-1 second-set win: "The first game was the key. It was a long game. I had a lot of chances to win it, but I didn't. My serve let me down a bit, I didn't get many first serves in and he played very solid. He served well the entire match, I had problems to handling his serve."

"In the third set, I tried to stay positive. This was a tournament final, I had to fight a lot, and I did it."

About his ambitions for the future: "My goal for next year is to win a Grand Slam. I'm working to be No. 1 in the world, and I'm very close. I have three guys in front of me. I'll keep working in the same way."

Moya: "I'm proud of the way I played. When you give everything, there's not much more you can do. I'm proud of my serve. I didn't expect to play this well when came here. I had tough opening matches (vs. Gambill, Arthurs) against hardcourt players, and I beat them, so I'm playing very well."

About the third-set turning point: "In the third set, I was up 40-0 and hit some stupid shots to lose serve. My momentum was going away. In a third-set tie-break, anything can happen. We both deserved to win, but there can only be one winner. Today was his day."

About his chances to qualify for the Tennis Masters Cup: "If I don't make Shanghai, at least I know I've been playing good tennis again. That's the most important thing. I don't have to get desperate if I don't get to the Masters Cup. I've enjoyed playing this year, and I won't have any regrets. I've proved that I can play well on hard courts."

About the tournament's move to Beijing next year: "I would have loved to have been the last winner here."

Leo7
09-30-2002, 01:29 AM
great article, Hackie! ;)

Leo7
09-30-2002, 01:32 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

About his ambitions for the future: "My goal for next year is to win a Grand Slam. I'm working to be No. 1 in the world, and I'm very close. I have three guys in front of me. I'll keep working in the same way."

:bounce: you can do it Juanqui, as long as you believe in yourself! ;) :bounce:

Scotso
09-30-2002, 01:47 AM
Go for it, Juan Carlos! :D

Leo7
09-30-2002, 02:12 AM
congrats on your 5000 posts, Scott! and i thought i needed a life! ;) :p :rolleyes:

Scotso
09-30-2002, 02:21 AM
Look under my name Mister! :mad:

I have to post a lot, I'm important! :p

Chloe le Bopper
09-30-2002, 03:35 AM
Scott got his position of power, by giving Poe sexual favours.

I admire your promiscuity Scott.

Here I am with all my morals and integrity - and there you are, moving up in the world :angel:

Scotso
09-30-2002, 03:40 AM
And don't you forget it, peon! :mad:

Chloe le Bopper
09-30-2002, 03:42 AM
*squash*

Vera
09-30-2002, 06:23 AM
Looks like I've missed the big celebration party here in the afternoon. No matter, I'll sure be here for the one come next sunday:D

Hey, thx TH and Layla for the new installments for the musical, it's been a long wait but just make it more exciting to see new ones. So, Layla, are you the one who tell Goran that teletubbie is his good luck charm:p ?

And Layla, you like Jacques too :eek: I love Jacques, especially when his hair was bleach blond:hearts: He surely does look a hell lot better than JC in that color. I was living in Montreal in 97, the year that he was the champ. He's huge in Quebec. Hey, I like Franchitti of the CART, do you? But my true love in CART would always be Moore :sad: :sad: :sad: *sigh*

So, another week another tournament. Good luck to Juanqui in Tokyo, keep the momentum going :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Leo7
09-30-2002, 10:39 AM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Layla
09-30-2002, 11:23 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

I have bad news (for me anyway).

First of all, I got another text to translate today, and it's quite long too. :mad: I've been saying how I despretly need a break for a while now, because I'm really, really exhausted. Well, looks like it's not going to happen for another 2 weeks at least. :fiery: :sad: I swear to God I will collapse one of these days.

The other news is much worse. There seems to be something seriously wrong with my internet explorer. :sad: It keeps crashing my computer within 10 minutes after being opened. It started this morning when I checked out the Moscow site and launched thier real-time scoreboard and webcams. I don't know if it has anything to do with it, but now it crashes regardless of what I open.

So until I figure out what's wrong I probably won't be around anymore. :sad: :sad: :sad:

I really have no idea what to do. I don't know anything about computers really. Does anyone have any advice? I can't work like this. I don't remember how many times I had to hit the reset button today. :fiery:

I really hope I can solve this problem but at the moment I'm not too optimistic. :(

I'll try to post my report but other than that I can't say.

Goodbye everyone! :wavey:

Don't forget to cheer for Juanqui instead of me.

Chloe le Bopper
09-30-2002, 11:39 AM
I dont know a lot about computers or I would help you :(
Hope that it works itself out somehow.

Do you ahve virus softwear?

Mrs. B
09-30-2002, 12:19 PM
awww, Layla, come back soon, we'll miss u again. :(

Hope things will work out in no time...

ILR
09-30-2002, 03:28 PM
Oh no that really sucks Layla :( Hope its all sotred out soon.

seconded Mrs.B :)

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 03:55 PM
I sent her an email but I don't know if she's gotten it :( I hope so, Layla *IS* ATPWorld, LOL :D

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 04:28 PM
Layla told me that she's going to lay low until one of her friends stops by to help her tomorrow with her system. So no Layla for a whole day! :sad::sad::sad:

Chloe le Bopper
09-30-2002, 04:37 PM
Buck up, we'll just have to go on without Layla for the day :o

Try not to go into withdrawl guys ;)

Besides, you know she wants to be here :kiss:

Chloe le Bopper
09-30-2002, 04:38 PM
I wrote me Spanish midterm today (I also haven't slept yet).

Thought I was well prepared fro the grammar part, and I was.

I recken that I would have got about a 90% if he hadn't alloted 10% for a bloody map :rolleyes:

Excuse me for being ignorant, but how does my knowledge of the capital and location of Nicaragua reflect my spanish abilities?

Leo7
09-30-2002, 07:01 PM
good luck, Layla! we'll miss u! :(

Leo7
09-30-2002, 07:02 PM
that's a good question, becca. glad you did well on he grammar! ;)

Scotso
09-30-2002, 07:10 PM
Poor Layla :sad: I hope you get your problems resolved quickly :wavey: :kiss:

Vera
09-30-2002, 07:13 PM
Sorry to hear that, Layla. Hope your computer get well soon. It happened to me once, when I replaced and upgraded my computer last year. The Explorer kept crashing so I went back to the shop, but it didn't crash there. So the guy said maybe the new components are more sensitive to the current fluctuation and asked me to get a better surge bar. I did and it did get better. Though, if you haven't make any changes to your setting, then this shouldn't be the source of the problem. Anyway, hope your friend can help you.

Vera
09-30-2002, 07:16 PM
BTW, I just checked the website of next tourney, Vienna. Shocked to find that JC got a wildcard to enter the tournament there. Shock because it means he will be playing 6 tournaments in a roll, just like Moya... And very curious to what happened to Haas. He didn't play Moscow and based on that article in GM, sounds like he's not playing Vienna either. Nothing mention on the website so does anyone know?

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 07:26 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Buck up, we'll just have to go on without Layla for the day :o

Try not to go into withdrawl guys ;)

Besides, you know she wants to be here :kiss:

Hi, Becca! :wavey:

Good to know you did well on your midterm. I think I did okay on mine as well. Thank God for extra credit :o

:rolleyes: at the map. Sure, we used maps in intro Russian to identify all of the countries and whatnot, but she never quizzed us on it. Seems like a waste of space and a bit of busywork.

I guess you'd love to see something like that coming if you were really good at geography and had a photographic memory.

I'm sad because the other half of the musical team can't be around today, and that sucks :( Of course, with the overload the server is dealing with thanks to the WTAers, we might not be able to get on anyway. Although I heard the WTA board is back up, there are still over 100 people here.

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 07:31 PM
Hi, Leo and Vera! :wavey::wavey:

You guys are around early today.

Vera
09-30-2002, 07:39 PM
Hi TH :wavey:

Well, Layla's not here. So we'll have to step up to fill her shoes:(
...But I just don't have to do my usual thing this morning so I think I'll show up early here..

Scotso
09-30-2002, 07:40 PM
Juan Carlos got a wildcard into Vienna, excellent! :D

Pffff @ Wtaworld and the wtaers :mad:

ILR
09-30-2002, 07:43 PM
Hi ppl Im here 2! :wavey:

Yeah @ the wtaers using this board! :mad:

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 07:47 PM
Juan Carlos has quarterfinal points at Lyon to defend, so I'm not surprised he's playing next week.

Hi, ILR! :wavey:

Vera, we will indeed have to try and fill Layla's shoes, but it won't be easy . . . any ideas?

Scotso
09-30-2002, 07:48 PM
My Karol lost :sad:

ILR
09-30-2002, 07:49 PM
aw poor u :( Hi TH :wavey: Nope I dunno really wot we can do!

Vera
09-30-2002, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Juan Carlos has quarterfinal points at Lyon to defend, so I'm not surprised he's playing next week.

Hi, ILR! :wavey:

Vera, we will indeed have to try and fill Layla's shoes, but it won't be easy . . . any ideas?

I see. Didn't know that cos I'm just focusing on the Race. Seems though he got the wildcard at the beginning of Sept. So maybe he wanted to enter more hard court tourney to get more points for the Race, afterall, his best 5 hasn't been great before HK.

Ya, very tough to fill Layla's sure indeed because she knows everything there to talk about. Okay, maybe I'll just ask questions and start up some conversation. So I saw City by the Sea last weekend. It's a story set in Long Beach. First, I didn't know Long Beach is in NY and second, I didn't know that it looks like a dump. Am I confusing it with Long Island? I thought it's a upscale place?

BTW, hi to IRL and everyone here!:wavey:

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 08:29 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Okay, maybe I'll just ask questions and start up some conversation. So I saw City by the Sea last weekend. It's a story set in Long Beach. First, I didn't know Long Beach is in NY and second, I didn't know that it looks like a dump. Am I confusing it with Long Island? I thought it's a upscale place?

Perhaps Leo is better to ask, but I thought Long Island was more dump than upscale. I don't know about Long Beach.

I've never even heard of that movie :o

Mrs. B
09-30-2002, 09:19 PM
Hi, guys! :)

Too bad about Layla's pc problem, huh? If mine went bonkers i wouldn't have a clue! Hope she comes back sofort! en segueda!

Hackie, i played tennis indoors tonight, on carpet, but not at Krati's parents' place...but i will go there on Thursday...

Mrs. B
09-30-2002, 09:22 PM
Oh yeah, i almost forgot. The good news is that Roger & Max won their doubles match today against Damm & Suk, 6-3, 6-4

:)

Leo7
09-30-2002, 09:25 PM
YIPEE for Mad Max and Rogi! :bounce:

but poor Misha lost in dubs! :sad:

Leo7
09-30-2002, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by Vera
BTW, I just checked the website of next tourney, Vienna. Shocked to find that JC got a wildcard to enter the tournament there. Shock because it means he will be playing 6 tournaments in a roll, just like Moya... And very curious to what happened to Haas. He didn't play Moscow and based on that article in GM, sounds like he's not playing Vienna either. Nothing mention on the website so does anyone know?

:eek: JC! :eek: i'd rather Ferrero take a week off to rest, not so happy bout this.

Leo7
09-30-2002, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by GoLleyt
Poor Layla :sad: I hope you get your problems resolved quickly :wavey: :kiss:

i'm happy to see you're posting messages here on a regular basis now. ;)

Leo7
09-30-2002, 09:36 PM
WTAers :fiery:

TennisHack
09-30-2002, 11:34 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Hi, guys! :)

Too bad about Layla's pc problem, huh? If mine went bonkers i wouldn't have a clue! Hope she comes back sofort! en segueda!

Hackie, i played tennis indoors tonight, on carpet, but not at Krati's parents' place...but i will go there on Thursday...

You can always come to me for help, I think I helped Layla not panic so much about the situation :) And I've been there before so I know what to do--sort of :o

Mrs. B, I saw you post on the hill that you played indoors today and I almost asked where. But I figured you'd let me know sooner than I could ask. :D I hope you don't see Michel on Thursday, I hope he's still in Russia then. But anyone else you see that you think I'd get a kick out of, feel free to gloat at me. I will be sitting here envious as always ;)

Leo7
10-01-2002, 12:44 AM
:wavey: hallo! i finished my homework! :bounce:

ap chemistry is evil :fiery:

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 02:11 AM
Hi, Becca! :wavey: I see you.

Heehee, I said hi to you before you even responded to the thread ;)

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 02:37 AM
Awwww I missed it :sad:

:wavey: Tennishack

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 02:41 AM
What did you miss? :confused:

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 02:43 AM
I think its great he got a wild card.

He hasn't played in nearly a month before this, so him playing a few in a row won't hurt him.

YAY :D


I guess you'd love to see something like that coming if you were really good at geography and had a photographic memory.

The irony is I used to be like this. I read atlases for kicks when I was younger, and knew capitals and stuff no problem.

Had I not seen it and panicked i might have been able to draw from memory a bit.

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 02:44 AM
I imssed you waving :p

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 02:46 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
The irony is I used to be like this. I read atlases for kicks when I was younger, and knew capitals and stuff no problem.

Had I not seen it and panicked i might have been able to draw from memory a bit.

I also used to be good at maps and countries, but I could never pronounce the capitals :o Now the only lingering aspect of my younger years is this passion for flags. My favorites are the Nordic flags--Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark. This is funny because they are all the same design just different colors :o:o

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 02:47 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
I imssed you waving :p

Well, I can do it again.

:wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 02:48 AM
hehe.. I never had a thing for flags really.

When I get the money I'm getting a Spanish flag and maybe an Aussie one too though.

NO idea why :p

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 02:49 AM
:wavey: again

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 02:50 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
hehe.. I never had a thing for flags really.

When I get the money I'm getting a Spanish flag and maybe an Aussie one too though.

NO idea why :p

I want to own a Union Jack SO BADLY!! Though I also have no idea why. :o

I don't know where to buy flags anyway. Apparently only in America are they sold at every gas station.

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 02:51 AM
LOL, I'm sure waving at each other would match, or possibly even surpass, the brilliant converation hitman and I had a few nights ago. :D

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 02:56 AM
If you go to - I think the adress is - www.flagshop.com or somethig like that, you can order flags from anywhere in the world.

It is a chain of stores as well, but the closest to me is inToronto somewhere - too much effort.

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 03:03 AM
I'm headed for a nap, and reading or something equally fun.

I will bbl :D

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 03:05 AM
Okay, have fun :wavey:

Vera
10-01-2002, 03:42 AM
I just went to that Ferrero Chaser site to read the webmaster's HK diary. OMG, I can't believe what she got for going to HK to watch JC. Not only that she got tickets from JC's coach to the final, she also got a HUG from JC after he won! That's makes me want to go to watch him live so very badly. I wonder if she knows him in person or sth but it seems though she's just a fan, a very special loyal fan I suppose. She said he is extremely nice!!! Don't we all know :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

Man, I really got to go to one of these tourney one day :( :lick:

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 05:52 AM
I'm going to MOntreal next year again :D

Even if I have to sleep in a ditch.

It is fun, the best part of my summer every year.

I'm so lucky to have a Masters so close to me.

Vera
10-01-2002, 06:15 AM
Aren't you lucky!

Scotso
10-01-2002, 10:19 AM
I might be going to Montreal with Becca :D

:bounce:

Leo7
10-01-2002, 10:40 AM
:D

Scotso
10-01-2002, 10:41 AM
g'mornin' Leo ;)

Leo7
10-01-2002, 10:42 AM
hopefully i'll me making my trips to the USO an anual thing. and i wanna go back to New Haven next year to see Linzi whoop some Venus ass! :D

Leo7
10-01-2002, 10:43 AM
:wavey: Scott! can't stay long tho.... school! :fiery:

Scotso
10-01-2002, 10:45 AM
Me too. How old are you?

Leo7
10-01-2002, 10:50 AM
17.

i'm gone ! :wavey:

Scotso
10-01-2002, 10:51 AM
Have fun :p

:wavey:

Scotso
10-01-2002, 10:51 AM
I'm off too then, see you guys later today :D

Leo7
10-01-2002, 12:28 PM
TH, your boy Kratochvil took the first set of his match today 6-3! :) but he's down 5-6 in the 2nd.

GO MICHEL! win for Hackie! ;) :bounce:

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
GO MICHEL! win for Hackie! ;) :bounce:

Aww, you make me blush :o:o:o

Perhaps if Michel knew how loyal I was, he'd hug me too ;)

Great story, Vera. :D

Go dahling, defend your points!!

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 01:10 PM
No :sad:

Vera
10-01-2002, 07:12 PM
Hmmm, this place is so quiet without Layla. Layla, we need you here.

Well, rain is stopping play in Tokyo. The wed schedule is just packed that it makes me dizzy having to scan thru it. And JC is not playing tomorrow. So seems like for 2 weeks in a roll, he will have to win 2 matches in one day. There's only 3 2nd round matches scheduled on wed, and Moya, Hewitt and Nico are the lucky one. But maybe they can play super fast so the organizer can get more 2nd round in later tomorrow...

Layla
10-01-2002, 07:34 PM
Hi guys! :wavey:

I just dropped by for a few minutes. My computer is in the shop now and I have no idea when I'm getting it back, or even if they'll be able to make it work again. :sad: But I'm hoping for the best.

Let me vent a little first, so if you don't want me to depress you, you can skip this part. :p You know the saying it never rains but it pours? Well it's pissing fire and brimstone on me right now. There's just no end to bad news. Apparently, on Monday when my beloved computer went down, the library that I go to almost every day (I'm an avid reader and I love libraries) was destroyed. It was flooded during the weekend when some asshole left the pipe open in the construction site next to it. Everything was destroyed, all the books I loved so much, all the CDs I had yet to rent, the computers, everything. :sad: :sad: :sad:

I'm really devastated by all this. I feel like all my connections with the world are being yanked away from me. The books and the internet just mean so much to me. :(

Also, my best friend is moving to Scotland in two weeks and I have so much work I won't be able to spend much time with her before she leaves my life forever. And my other friend's young dog has a dreadful disease and she might die. :sad: I also found this out on Black Monday. Ok, I'll stop now, otherwise I'm gonna start crying again.

Didn't mean to depress you. :o I just needed to get this off my chest.

Layla
10-01-2002, 07:45 PM
I can't tell you how much I miss you guys. :sad: Lol @ your comments about me. You're doing just fine without me so please carry on. :p

If I don't get my computer back soon, please cheer for Juanqui instead of me and I'll do it at home. On a brighter note, I'm quite happy that he decided to play in Vienna. :) True, I'm a bit worried like Leo, but I might get to see that tourney on the Austrian TV and seeing him again would be fantastic. :D

I'm really sorry Michel lost, TH! I really wanted him to win. :( And Max is out too. :( But I'm happy Schüttler won. :bounce: Robredo seems to be in a real slump though. Kafelnikov is right on track though. I'm quite keen on seeing Marat and Yevgeny in the final. :) That would be fantastic. I think they will show the final on Eurosport so it better be good. :p

That's about it I guess. Oh, btw I'm using my friend's computer just in case you were wondering. ;) But I can't stay long cause she doesn't have unlimited access to the internet like me. :(

Take care and please have fun. Just ignore my previous post. :p

Love you. :kiss: :wavey:

Mrs. B
10-01-2002, 07:45 PM
Hi Layla!!!!!

*hugs, hugs, and more hugs*

awww, you poor thing. Well, i hope this won't dampen your spirits, and i hope things will be alright again soon.

and hey, you've got friends here, you know...so we're all waiting for your return...ATPw is not the same without you.

xxxxx

Vera
10-01-2002, 07:48 PM
Hey Layla, glad to see you here, at least for awhile. Sorry to hear all those, and vent as much as you need, that's what we are here for. That's enough bad thing happened in one day. But then, I'm sure it will only get better from now on.

You didn't depress me, though I did go thru a little depress episode of my own yesterday. Nothing catastrophic happened, just all in a sudden, I felt so extremely pathetic that, *sigh* anyway.

So I hope you got everything sort out soon and get back to your normal happy self.

ILR
10-01-2002, 07:49 PM
uh huh indeed Mrs.B seconded!Come back soon! :) XxXx

Leo7
10-01-2002, 07:53 PM
:wavey: glad you stopped by. i'm sorry to hear about your friend moving, and the poor dog dying. :sad:

sorry TH, looks like i jinxed Michel with that previous post. and Max lost too! :sad: its a sad day. :sad:

Leo7
10-01-2002, 07:55 PM
but Elena Bovina won in 3 sets over hottie Vera Zvonareva! :) i love both these girls, especially Elena. :hearts:

Leo7
10-01-2002, 07:56 PM
:wavey: Emma! cheer me up?

ILR
10-01-2002, 07:57 PM
heh heh!Hi Leo! :wavey:

With pleasure!lol what you want me to do hun?

ILR
10-01-2002, 08:04 PM
nothing? ;) ah just being here :D

Leo7
10-01-2002, 08:06 PM
yes, you just being there is great! :D :kiss:

ILR
10-01-2002, 08:07 PM
well OK glad that Im good company :kiss: :kiss: Hows ur day been?

Leo7
10-01-2002, 08:12 PM
okay, today was light on work but very boring! and i have a test coming up tomorrow in chem! :fiery: :(

Leo7
10-01-2002, 08:12 PM
:kiss: :lick: :drool:

Scotso
10-01-2002, 08:14 PM
Chemisty bites the big one.

I have a lot of minging homework. But for now... nap! :D

:wavey:

ILR
10-01-2002, 08:14 PM
awww I hate Chem.Its so hard.:(Good luck. I have hwk but I cant do it,so I expect a rollocking. :p Id help you if I was any good.I have a great day tomorrow! :)

:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Leo7
10-01-2002, 08:18 PM
:kiss: :kiss: :kiss: i think i should be fine on my test. i was so confused for a while, but everything clicked today! :)

okay, gtg. i have an appointment then i have to face the dreaded homework. talk to you later, my luv! :kiss: ;)

:wavey: Scottie!

ILR
10-01-2002, 08:21 PM
OK then.Everyone is leaving again :( I feel all lonely ;) Well hope you do well.What hwk u have Scott?Or have u already gone to sleep?

Tke these with you to ur dreaded hwk session :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Bye!XxXx

Leo7
10-01-2002, 10:40 PM
:kiss: thanks luv! :kiss: my guess is that you're sleeping right now tho. :( all alone...missing ya Layla! ;)

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 10:41 PM
I saw a Layla post elsewhere on the board!! And this made me very happy!!

Perhaps I should read the explanation before I get too excited?

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 10:45 PM
Indeed, I was right.

I hope everything works out for you, Layla. I guess it's time for a down swing :( ::many hugs for the library, cause I know exactly what you mean::

I don't know what's wrong with Michel. :sad: He's really testing my loyalty and cheerfulness. I don't know if I can bear it if his slump continues for the rest of the year. He's a better player than what he's showing, and it makes me angry that he's not playing as well as he can.

And I saw the Max result earlier today :( I just posted about Michel because it happened right before I went to class today and that made me sad. :(

We love you, too, Layla :) And now I will continue reading messages, LOL.

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 10:48 PM
Good luck on your test, Leo :wavey:

Chem is not as bad as physics. Trust me on this one.

Leo7
10-01-2002, 10:51 PM
:wavey: hackie! what's up?

Leo7
10-01-2002, 10:53 PM
yes, i will take physics next year. :(

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 10:54 PM
:wavey:, Leo!

No, no, no, no, no, DO NOT take physics next year!! Chances are you won't have a cool teacher like I did :o It gave me stress headaches all the damn time and was 100x worse than chem.

Can't you take science for dummies or something?!

Leo7
10-01-2002, 11:01 PM
well right now i'm in an "advanced" science class, so i don't think i should really take a science for dummies class next year. lol! i'm not sure what i'll do next year, but i have plenty time to think about it...

oh no! Super Mario lost today in straights! :(

Scotso
10-01-2002, 11:01 PM
Iluv, sorry, I have a lot of english homework. I have to do this big writing thing and a take home test. Ugh.

Leo, I loved physics. I had a great teacher too. Most physics people are nuts.

I hate chemistry though. Ew.

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 11:05 PM
GoLleyt is a weirdo :D

Just think of it this way: it's your senior year and you should take it easy.

TennisHack
10-01-2002, 11:06 PM
Oh, yeah: The WTAers are gone! The WTAers on gone!!

Scotso
10-01-2002, 11:08 PM
:wavey: WTAers... let the door hit you on the ass on the way out! :D

Where are you from TH?

Leo7
10-01-2002, 11:08 PM
ATP to launch new television show

The men's tennis tour has teamed up with an international sports marketing company to produce a worldwide tennis magazine television programme, the ATP said on Monday.

ATP Properties, the commercial arm of the ATP, and Sportsbrand Media Group have reached a three-year agreement to produce and distribute the show which will be called 'ATP Tennis'.


The 26-minute weekly show, beginning in January 2003, will cover highlights from ATP tournament action as well as off-court features and interviews.


"We are extremely pleased to be partnering with the ATP for what will be an exciting and entertaining look at men's tennis. I am glad to find an opportunity to expand our involvement with tennis," said Jeff Chapman, founder of Sportsbrand and tournament director of the Dubai Duty Free-Dubai Open.


"Tennis is one of a select group of sports that reach premium audiences on a truly global basis. We are pleased to once again be able to provide that audience with a top of the line weekly magazine show," said Larry Scott, President of ATP Properties.


Scott added that the ATP had already secured the first programme sponsor, Mercedes-Benz.


The German automobile manufacturer is also a major sponsor of the ATP tour.


"Having produced and distributed the TV coverage for the million-dollar Dubai Tennis Open for many years we have the experience and tennis knowledge to produce 'ATP Tennis'," said Anil Nair, Executive Chairman of Sportsbrand.


"The show is unique and will be highly valued by broadcasters, targeting key demographics and will also give brands a great opportunity to associate themselves with a premium product."


The ATP produced its own TV Magazine show from 1990 through 2001.


Sportsbrand Media Group, with offices in Melbourne, London, Dubai and Auckland, also has long-term marketing contracts with the New Zealand Rugby Union and owns management contracts for the Dubai Tennis Open and Dubai Rugby Sevens.

i'll be tuning in to watch EVERY week! :D

Leo7
10-01-2002, 11:09 PM
:wavey: buh-bye WTAers! keep out! ;)

Leo7
10-01-2002, 11:15 PM
http://a145.g.akamai.net/f/145/3220/1d/www.atptennis.com/ATPblobs/img01/img0125/img012572.jpeg

what a horrible shirt!lol! no wonder he lost :rolleyes:

Scotso
10-01-2002, 11:16 PM
Gayyyyyyyy.

Leo7
10-01-2002, 11:16 PM
ummm, where did everyone go? :confused:

Leo7
10-01-2002, 11:16 PM
oh, there ya are! ;)

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by GoLleyt
I might be going to Montreal with Becca :D

:bounce:

I had actually forgotten we'd talked about this :o My bad ;)

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 11:27 PM
David :sad:

:sigh:

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 11:28 PM
Oh yes, and :sad: Layla as well.

But when you get to come back for good Layla, we'll be here to greet you :wavey:

Scotso
10-01-2002, 11:29 PM
:bounce: on Bec's tummy :D

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 11:31 PM
Leo7 - Physics isn't that bad, I took it twice in highschool and part of first semester at university.

Granted I hated it, but I also found it boring.

Take that as you will :D

Chloe le Bopper
10-01-2002, 11:32 PM
Scott why are you jumping on me? :confused:

Scotso
10-01-2002, 11:35 PM
Because you're damn sexy! :D

Leo7
10-01-2002, 11:35 PM
:wavey: becca! i think Scott is just showing his affection for you. ;)

Leo7
10-01-2002, 11:45 PM
:wavey:

bye-bye. i'm off to study for the dreaded chem test. should be hours of fun. :rolleyes:

maybe i can come down with a horrible fever for tomorrow? :D

Scotso
10-01-2002, 11:50 PM
Let's hope you don't, Leo :p

Good luck on your test!

e = mc^2! :p

Chloe le Bopper
10-02-2002, 12:22 AM
:wavey: Leo

I think Scott is just out to hurt me :fiery: ;)

Scotso
10-02-2002, 12:39 AM
Pfffff I wouldn't hurt you I love you :hearts:

Chloe le Bopper
10-02-2002, 12:42 AM
omg :o

GROUP HUG!

:hearts:

Scotso
10-02-2002, 12:45 AM
*hug* *fondle*

:hearts:

Chloe le Bopper
10-02-2002, 12:48 AM
:eek:

I feel molested :sad:

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 12:48 AM
WHOA :eek: Do you two want to be left alone? ;)

Good luck on your test, Leo!

Chloe le Bopper
10-02-2002, 12:49 AM
NOOO stay tennishack, save me :D

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 12:51 AM
LOL :) I think he's gone anyway, but whatever.

I should be doing homework :o

Scotso
10-02-2002, 12:53 AM
No, join us :D

Chloe le Bopper
10-02-2002, 12:54 AM
I have to learn stats :o

So If I dissapear suddenly that is why :p

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 12:27 PM
Whoa, no activity in the thread all night! :eek:

We're falling down on our jobs, people!!

BTW, morning to everyone :wavey: Sorry to hear about the Spanish losses in Tokyo--Juan Carlos will break the curse!! :mad:

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 04:26 PM
Yay, Jarkko won in Moscow!! :bounce::bounce::bounce: He next faces Rogi. Why do I get the feeling I'll be the only one cheering for my Finn? :o ;)

(1R) J. Nieminen d. M. Rios 7-6, 3-6, 7-6

I tried to go to the website to watch the last set of this but I couldn't get there. I guess it's a popular place.

Hmm, now that the men's matches are over suddenly it's free season over there. Here are the match stats for Jarkko:

Nieminen--Rios

Aces (1 & 2 serve) 3--17 :eek:
Double Faults 6--8
1st Serve % 53%--55%
1st Serve Pts Won 43/59=72%--57/81=70%
2nd Serve Pts Won 26/52=50%--28/64=43%

Break Pts Won 3/17=17% :eek:--4/7=57%

Net Approaches 6/13=46%--13/20=65%

Total Points Won 129--127
Unforced Errors 46--83

Match Pts Held 6--0

Not the cleanest match, by far, and Jarkko needs to tighten up his game if he wants to do well against Rogi, who completely slaughtered his opponent today :eek: His serve was good, and his return was okay, he just needs to capitalize on those break point chances and work on closing out the match.

But all in all, not bad for a 21-year-old rookie!

Scotso
10-02-2002, 04:29 PM
:hearts: Jarkko :hearts:

He's so adorable.

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 04:30 PM
Stop trying to move in on my boys!!

Scotso
10-02-2002, 04:32 PM
Pshaw! I don't need to try :p

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 04:32 PM
:rolleyes: Only in your dreams do you not need to try.

Scotso
10-02-2002, 04:35 PM
I have my Karol anyway :hearts:

Vera
10-02-2002, 06:38 PM
Hi everyone. Quiet morning!

Tokyo's results' been awful and Juanqui haven't even play a single point yet. I hope the spaniards' lost will inspire him to play even better. And so far so good in Moscow, except that Youzhny lost, (but too bad for Becca that David lost and too bad for TH that Michel lost). Then tomorrow, all my fave are playing against each other in Moscow:mad: Now that Pete is not in the run, I hope Rogi will do really well and get into the top 7 (and that means he will have to beat Jarkko tomorrow so sorry to TH if he did win)...

My China friend emailed me yesterday. She said she saw that HK interview of JC. That when the reporters told him that he was elected as one of the sexiest man (in tennis) in that gay magazine, his straight face turned into laughter (so he did laugh it off). He said he didn't mind such poll but was surprised by the result. And he said he's absolutely not gay. And in the poll, rank 1 is Safin (so I wonder if the reporters asked him too), and Roddick is second, JC ranked third. Okay, that's all. I thought I ought to share it with you guys though I felt uncomfortable to have to bring this topic up again.

Leo7
10-02-2002, 07:16 PM
Alex :sad: Misha :sad:

but Jarkko won today! :) and so did Svetlana Kuznestova over in Moscow! :)

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 08:09 PM
Hey, Vera & Leo :wavey::wavey:

Vera, I know, I'm very anxious about this matchup between Jarkko & Rogi. Rogi absolutely slaughtered his opponent (what else can you say about a 6-0, 6-1 result?) but I think it's safe to say Jarkko will win more than one game off him ;)

It's okay if no one wants to cheer with me for Jarkko over Rogi, I'm not going to disown you suddenly or something. Any other player and I'd be rooting for Rogi myself.

I am not surprised Misha fell apart. I honestly don't think he's ever going to be the same, especially if his father really was killed the way Nina said he was. That's something you just don't get over easily, or quickly. He's young (19, right?) so perhaps his career isn't a total shamble, but I think it will stunt him.

Mm, I hope Juan Carlos doesn't fall under the curse in Japan. He's playing Magnus Norman, who is ranked in the 200's at the moment. I also hope James does well! He's going to play Martin Verkerk. Go James & Juan Carlos! It feels so strange to say they haven't played a match yet and it's Wednesday! :eek:

Anyway, don't worry about bringing up the gay magazine poll, especially since you know what happened. I'm quite reassured by Juanqui's reaction, that's what I assumed happened and I'm glad he was able to laugh it off. And, if he was third in the poll, why did they have the headline so misleading? :rolleyes:

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 09:05 PM
Do my eyes deceive me, or is that LAYLA in the forum with me?

:wavey:

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 09:12 PM
I see Vera, too! :wavey:

Whoa.

Layla
10-02-2002, 09:14 PM
:wavey:

No, your eyes don't decieve you. ;)

I wish I could bring you some good news. The computer is back from the shop in mint condition, but it still freezes if I hook it up to cable modem. I have no idea what's wrong or how and if it will be resolved. At the moment, I'm not very hopeful. :( I might not be able to get internet back at all, which effectively means I won't be coming here anymore, at least for the time being. :sad:

I'm now using my auntie's computer, so I can't stay long. I posted the match report I promised you. I wrote it on another computer. Hope you enjoy it. :)

I knew TH would be very excited about Jarkko's victory. :D Congrats on beating Rios like that! :bounce: But you're right, we'll be rooting for Rogi tomorrow. ;)

I can't believe Alex and Moya lost. :eek: :sad: Incredible. Now Juanqui needs to save the Spanish pride. ;) Carry the flag, darling! :kiss:

VAMOS JUANQUI!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 09:16 PM
Look for some email about that, Layla. ;) Not right now, but after awhile. Unfortunately, I can't write it right now or else I would :(

Layla
10-02-2002, 09:16 PM
Looks like I'm not the only one having bad luck this week. :( I should probably post this on the Hill as well, but maybe some of you will be interested too. Poor Timmy. :sad: This is from his official newletter which arrived, when else, on MONDAY! :fiery:

The bad news this week is that my shoulder injury has flared up again and as a result I've been forced to pull out of the Vienna event next week. I felt no impingement at all during the Davis Cup tie but last Wednesday I awoke with a lot of pain so I went back for another MRI scan. However, the good news is that there are no new injury worries, just a recurrence of the old problem. I have some bruising of the bone, which the specialist thinks has been caused by a posture problem, and I have some inflammation that is causing the impingement so I'm back on the anti-inflammatory tablets, which will hopefully help ease the situation. Once I feel no pain in my shoulder I can get back to my re-hab work, which was working so well up until the Davis Cup tie, and then hopefully I can start hitting some balls again some time next week. The specialist feels that I have a good chance of being able to compete in Madrid the week after Vienna, which is vital given that it's a Masters Series event. Until then, it's a case of being patient and staying positive.

Vera
10-02-2002, 09:32 PM
Hi TH and Layla:bounce:

Sorry to hear that your computer is still not well, Layla. This is really strange what happens to it. We need some computer wiz here to help out.

Layla
10-02-2002, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Look for some email about that, Layla. ;) Not right now, but after awhile. Unfortunately, I can't write it right now or else I would :(

Ok. :) I'll try to read it tomorrow. I will want to send my predictions in for this game I'm playing, so I'll probably bother my auntie some more. :) Her internet link is so slow though. It takes ages for the thread to load. :p

LOL, I can't believe I'm back to waiting for the results to appear on the teletext, which is HOURS behind. :rolleyes:

Well, I gotta go now before I overstay my welcome!

*hugs and kisses for everyone* http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/hug.gif I can't find my group hug smiley cause I don't know the link. ;)

Good night! Sweet dreams! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/wave2.gif

p.s. Please send some positive energy in the direction of my computer. ;)

Vera
10-02-2002, 09:34 PM
Bye Layla, good luck!

Vera
10-02-2002, 09:55 PM
I don't know why but I've been feeling extremely gloomy this week. Maybe it's the weather, or a let down since the excitment last week.

Anyway, for what happened to Misha. I just felt very bad for him, any time one lost a parent, regardless of the circumstance, is horrible. I hope he doesn't get too down on himself. Seeing that his match when to 3 sets, I do felt a little better that he's not giving up. I hope he bounced back from this low.

Seeing Juanqui won last week is great, not only because he won, but because I do feel that he's bounced back. He looks like he's in a mission. So now, I'm hoping the other will slap themselves out of their slumps, like Rogi, Marat, Nico and Kiefer (both been slumping for at least a year so I'm not sure if they are still capable of doing well).

Hmmm, I guess the only way to cheer myself up is to have some cheesecake with a latte. Yum yum. Bye guys.

Leo7
10-02-2002, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Looks like I'm not the only one having bad luck this week. :( I should probably post this on the Hill as well, but maybe some of you will be interested too. Poor Timmy. :sad: This is from his official newletter which arrived, when else, on MONDAY! :fiery:

The bad news this week is that my shoulder injury has flared up again and as a result I've been forced to pull out of the Vienna event next week. I felt no impingement at all during the Davis Cup tie but last Wednesday I awoke with a lot of pain so I went back for another MRI scan. However, the good news is that there are no new injury worries, just a recurrence of the old problem. I have some bruising of the bone, which the specialist thinks has been caused by a posture problem, and I have some inflammation that is causing the impingement so I'm back on the anti-inflammatory tablets, which will hopefully help ease the situation. Once I feel no pain in my shoulder I can get back to my re-hab work, which was working so well up until the Davis Cup tie, and then hopefully I can start hitting some balls again some time next week. The specialist feels that I have a good chance of being able to compete in Madrid the week after Vienna, which is vital given that it's a Masters Series event. Until then, it's a case of being patient and staying positive.

that's too bad. both Tommy and Timmy battling with shoulder injuries! :sad:

glad to talk to you again Layla. best wishes to you and your computer. ;) :kiss:

TennisHack
10-02-2002, 10:21 PM
Sorry I missed you leaving, Layla. I will send many positive vibes your way--after all, you're en route to Japan :D

Dissident
10-03-2002, 03:05 AM
Good luck with the computer, Layla. Too bad you´re having troubles. :sad:
I see you could send me your team, though. Thats good :)

Hi TH, Rebecca, Leo, Scott, Vera, IluvRogi, and everyone else I might have forgotten. :wavey:

I had a long drive on Monday to collect some material for a paper I had to write.
I scanned tons of pictures and drawings and articles on Tuesday, so I could start the paper this afternoon.
I wrote the FULL paper in one afternoon and one night. :eek: Its pretty good now, I guess. I concluded it with over 50 pages. :eek: :eek:
I hope at least I get a decent evaluation of it. :p

I have a tough test tomorrow, so I have to go to bed in a few to rest so I can study in the morning. Im waiting for the dead line of the teams for the game. ;)

Next week we will have some great week, with meetings, videos, project marathon (we get a project to make in 24 hours non-stop, in groups of 5 people. The first prize is something like 300 dollars in books), and some very good pros will go there to talk to us about architecture. Im an architecture student, btw. :p

Well, one more little effort and I will be free for the weekend. :D

Bye bye everybody! :wavey:

TennisHack
10-03-2002, 03:17 AM
Yay, hitman will be free this weekend! :D

:eek: at that paper length!! Was that more "dynamic reading" or was it actual research and material? ;)

Good luck on your test tomorrow, just don't think about Juan Carlos's latest result (please oh please oh please don't let him jinx my team this week :o).

Ooh, architecture :hearts: Sounds fascinating. Lots of fun with all of the projects you are doing!

Dissident
10-03-2002, 03:30 AM
no dynamic reading. I know that talk. You mean when you read the books reading comics with your radio on and watching old tennis matches while you eat. NO!
History professors are too correct for that to work. This guy who is gonna read my paper knows EVERYTHING that there is around about this subject. You say a books name and he knows what the author was wearing in the day he wrote it. :p

Anyway, I didnt read a lot, but I drived for 6 hours, took 40 pictures, scanned them and other 100 slides, made an interview, wrote about 20 pages of written material, to go along the images and stuff. Also, it has attached some drawings.

And thanks for the good luck. I can use all the luck you guys have to give me. :p :wavey:

Now Im finished posting the stuff about the game, time to bed.
Good night! :)

Chloe le Bopper
10-03-2002, 05:02 AM
Yay, Fearless Hitman Rulez!

Vera
10-03-2002, 05:41 AM
Good luck Hitman!

Leo7
10-03-2002, 10:46 AM
:wavey: hitman! talk to you this weekend!

TennisHack
10-03-2002, 01:08 PM
Oh, God. What a shitty day this has been. What a shitty WEEK this has been.

It's been a long time since all of my boys have been out early in the week, but it's happened again . . . EVERYONE out before the second round. Perhaps the gods are looking down on me? I don't know :sad::sad::sad: I just want to mourn my losses. I'm in that sort of black mood :(

TennisHack
10-03-2002, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by hitman
This guy who is gonna read my paper knows EVERYTHING that there is around about this subject. You say a books name and he knows what the author was wearing in the day he wrote it. :p


My Russian history professor is the same way. He also wants a really long paper for his class, but not on a "broad" topic. Well, if he wants 30 pages it's going to be fucking broad :eek:

Anyway, you put a lot of effort into this project so I can't foresee a reason that you wouldn't do well :)

TennisHack
10-03-2002, 07:17 PM
Hey, everybody! :wavey:

I come bearing news from Layla. She is still internet-less :( because the company that handles her cable modem connection did not go out to see her today like they said they would :rolleyes: She said if they don't come tomorrow, she will just take her computer back to the shop. Unfortunately, she wouldn't get it back until Monday, so we may be facing the possibility of a weekend without her. :eek::eek:

Believe it or not, she is *not* upset at Juan Carlos's loss, because he had such a fantastic week last week. And she's very excited that Maja Matezvic is in the quarters in Moscow as a lucky loser!

Layla sends her love and says hi :wavey: If you'd like to post a message to her, I'll send all of it in one big email later tonight. :)

ILR
10-03-2002, 07:24 PM
Hi TH :wavey: You still around?Hmmm pffft@ internet companies.:rolleyes: They never come out when they say tey will.In fact when I first got back off my holidays,ntl came straight round,because the TV wasnt working aswell.Just tell Layla that its not the same without her and that we miss her and wish that she has a speedy return!:(

TennisHack
10-03-2002, 07:29 PM
Yes, I'm still here. :wavey:

Will do!

ILR
10-03-2002, 07:35 PM
thanx! :D

Mrs. B
10-03-2002, 08:00 PM
Hi, Hackie! Thank God you're still around. It's really quiet here without Layla, as you say, she's ATPworld!

I went to Krati's parents' place but it was pretty gloomy there too, the courts were empty, although i did see his Dad walk across the restaurant to his office.

Tell Layla to come back soon, or else we'll have to ask Juanqui to donate a new pc for her! ;)

TennisHack
10-03-2002, 09:19 PM
Good one, Mrs. B! :D I have to remember to tell her about the gorgeous pictures of him from Tokyo, that will really brighten her day :)

:( at the gloominess. It's been a gloomy week for me, I guess for them, too.

Leo7
10-03-2002, 09:37 PM
thanks for the update on Layla, TH. i wish Maja the best of luck in the next round against Amelie. but too bad she beat Dinara. :sad:

Dissident
10-04-2002, 03:09 AM
Layla should call the guys from the cable modem company, shout at them that she has other things to do and that she can choose their rivals as her new partners. :p
The problem should be solved fast then. ;)

About my test, I got an 8 out of 10. It must have been all those good lucks. ;) Thanks guys! :wavey:

So long for the free weekend, though.
I forgot the little detail that we have elections on Sunday, and Ill be working in a section. :mad:

Great to be an active and politically interested citizen. :rolleyes:

Oh well.... :D

Scotso
10-04-2002, 03:13 AM
Cable modem companies suck ass :mad:

TennisHack
10-04-2002, 03:32 AM
It's HITMAN!! :D:D

Good to know you did okay on your test :) Do you know about your huge paper yet? I'm sure you did great.

Well, elections can be fun . . . if people actually go out and vote. They aren't very inclined to do that here. But yes, political activism is another endearing quality ;)

BTW, I wish you had replied sooner, I had already sent Layla the email! But for you, I might make an exception. Because I http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/heart.gif you :D

Have fun! :wavey:

Leo7
10-04-2002, 10:50 AM
hey hitty! great job on your test! :bounce:

Layla
10-04-2002, 11:46 AM
Morning everyone! http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/Smilies_klein_1/coffeecup.gif :wavey:

I am now completely and utterly baffled and clueless. My computer has miraculously started working today and it's been fine since this morning, which means for several hours. The cable company guy was supposed to come and replace my modem to see if a different one will work, but now he can't do it if it refuses to freeze. Figures that it would work just when an expert is supposed to come check it out. :rolleyes:

I'm not getting excited by this, because nothing's been done to remove the problem and I'm just waiting for it to freeze again suddenly. I've been relieved before, only to have my hopes crushed like a bug, so I can't believe everything's fine now. Maybe if it keeps forking for a few days I will begin to relax. :) We'll see what happens. I'll keep my fingers crossed. But it's all so bizarre and confusing.

Anyway, the good news is I'll be here while it's working. :D Thanks for all your messages of support. They mean a lot to me. :) I can't tell you how much I missed you. :(

Hitman, thanks for the advice. ;) Unfortunately, I can't use it, because the cable company has a monopoly of sorts and no real rivals, so threatening them won't work. :p I'm at their mercy. :rolleyes:

I still think the problem might be my Windows Millenium Edition. I heard it causes people all sorts of problems, so I might end up buying the XP version in the end, if the problem persists. :( It's expensive though.

But enough about my computer. Let's talk about tennis. :D

Layla
10-04-2002, 11:57 AM
I'm watching Maja Matevzic play Mauresmo on Eurosport! So far it's a great match. Maja even broke Mauresmo in the 5th game and then held but Mauresmo broke back in her next service game.

GO MAJA!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: This is amazing. At the moment, she's getting better results than the other two Slovenes which are ranked above her.

I'm very disappointed that Rainer lost. :sad: I really wanted him to do well. Sure I'm happy about Paul-Henri, but I like Rainer more, he's one of my faves.

But Sjeng is still in play, so GO SJENG!!! :bounce:

Pfffft @ the Tokyo tournament. It is now dreadfully boring and lacking in players that could hold my interest. So I'll just wish Norman best of luck but won't be too interested in the results. All of my faves dropped out early and Lleyton departed today so that's it for me. Lol @ at the Spaniards exiting together to players they were supposed to beat. That was so strange. It was like they all caught the same disease. Maybe the food didn't agree with them. ;) Sushi eating sushi? :eek: Eugh. http://www.tag-board.com/smilies/sick.gif

I'm really happy Juanqui got a wild card into the Vienna tourney, because Eurosport will be showing one or two matches every day. :) With a bit of luck, I might get to see him play again. :D Of course I'll tell you all about it, if I'll have access to the internet. :rolleyes:

Layla
10-04-2002, 12:01 PM
Let's not forget a joke for today. ;) Best laid plans.

Layla
10-04-2002, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B

Tell Layla to come back soon, or else we'll have to ask Juanqui to donate a new pc for her! ;)

LOL Mrs. B! That's a great suggestion. :D

Layla
10-04-2002, 12:18 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Oh, God. What a shitty day this has been. What a shitty WEEK this has been.

It's been a long time since all of my boys have been out early in the week, but it's happened again . . . EVERYONE out before the second round. Perhaps the gods are looking down on me? I don't know :sad::sad::sad: I just want to mourn my losses. I'm in that sort of black mood :(

http://www.plauder-smilies.de/pftroest.gif

It has been an awful week, such a let-down after all the excitemet and happines surrounding Juanqui's new title. I'm in a singing mood right now, so I'll just sing you a song.

Ooops, the bad news is, it seems my computer is freezing again. :sad: :sad: :sad:

TennisHack
10-04-2002, 12:23 PM
Layla's back, Layla's back!! :D:D:D

What a welcome surprise :)

TennisHack
10-04-2002, 12:25 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Ooops, the bad news is, it seems my computer is freezing again. :sad: :sad: :sad:

:eek:!! Oh no! :(

It was so exciting to see your name and then, nothing. :(

Well, maybe it stopped early enough so that the cable guy can still fix it. Here's hoping . . .

ILR
10-04-2002, 02:57 PM
Hello Layla! :wavey: :D :D :D

Layla
10-04-2002, 03:05 PM
Well, I knew the miracle wouldn't work. :( The good news is that the cable guy showed up immediately. He replaced my modem with a new one but he says he's 99% sure it's not the modem's fault. He did find something wierd, it seems like there were 3 drivers installed for my internet connection, 2 for the USB port and 1 for the ethernet card which I don't even have. :confused: He deleted them and reinstalled the USB driver.

BUT, like everyone else I talked to, he's convinced it's the Windows ME fault and suggested I get Windows XP. It would cost me a heck load of money. :sad:

The problem is, at this point I don't trust any of these so-called experts. The guy at the shop keeps saying it's the modem, the cable guy blames the windows, the company I bought the computer from won't replace my windows system for a reduced price if I give them my ME licence back and just pay for the difference in prices. They insist I pay the whole price for XP and its installation even though they basically scammed me into buying a faulty program. I'm just mad at the whole world right now. :fiery: And at myself for not asking around about the Millenium windows. But my dad bought the computer and it went so fast it never occured to me to check certain things. :rolleyes:

So now I have a new modem on trial until Monday and I'm waiting for the computer to crash again. In the meantime, I can stay and talk for a while. ;)

Go Rainer
10-04-2002, 03:08 PM
I Met Max this summer...here is the pic

Layla
10-04-2002, 03:10 PM
Hi ILR! :wavey:

Long time no talk. :( How are you? I heard you enjoyed the game. :D How did Michael play? ;)

Btw, Maja Matevzic lost 7-6 6-3. :( She needed a trainer for a back problem in the second set. But she put up quite a fight in the first set. :) Not a bad score against someone like Amelie. I'm still very proud of her. :)

And Yevgeny won too!!! :bounce: True, I'll be rooting for Sjeng (who also won :bounce: ) tomorrow, but like I said, I'd like to see a Safin/Kafelnikov final in Moscow. Call me sentimental. ;)

ILR
10-04-2002, 03:11 PM
ooo dear.:( at least you can stay a while.:) Its been even quieter on the hill.No one is usually around when I get here.:( And I never know when Mrs.B is here!heh heh have you read my match analysis on the hill? :p from Wed night? ;)

Layla
10-04-2002, 03:13 PM
:wavey: Hi Go Rainer!

Welcome! :D That's a great pic. Thank you so much. :) Leo will be so happy, he's crazy about Mad Max! ;) You look really cute btw. ;)

Schüttler is also one of my faves. :D Too bad he couldn't make it to the semis. :(

ILR
10-04-2002, 03:13 PM
yeah it was a great game :D Michael played as well as everyone else did.They were faultless :) Well I couldnt see any faults anyway.And I saw Bruno Cheyrou's 1st goal for the club and I was pleased about that!

Im fine!Its still sunny!Ill be heading off for training later but I can stay for now :)

Mrs. B
10-04-2002, 03:13 PM
HI, LAYLA!!!!:bounce:

GOOD TO SEE U BACK!!!!! :D

:wavey:

ILR
10-04-2002, 03:19 PM
Hi Mrs.B :wavey:

Layla
10-04-2002, 03:20 PM
:wavey: Mrs. B!

It's good to be back! :D Even if just for a little while. I missed you all so much. :(

This is the song I was going to sing earlier for TH, so here it goes:

Baby I see this world has made you sad :sad:
Some people can be bad :mad:
The things they do, the things they say
But baby I'll wipe away those bitter tears http://www.plauder-smilies.de/pftroest.gif
I'll chase away those restless fears :D
That turn your blue skies into grey

Why worry, there should be laughter after pain http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/lol.gif
There should be sunshine after rain http://216.40.241.68/contrib/edoom/sun_smiley.gif
These things have always been the same
So why worry now ;)

Baby when I get down I turn to you
And you make sense of what I do
I know it isn't hard to say
But baby just when this world seems mean and cold
Our love comes shining red and gold
And all the rest is by the way

Why worry, there should be laughter after pain http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/lol.gif
There should be sunshine after rain http://216.40.241.68/contrib/edoom/sun_smiley.gif
These things have always been the same
So why worry now ;)

Layla
10-04-2002, 03:21 PM
Go Rainer, I forgot to ask you what it was like to meet Max? :) How did it happen?

Mrs. B
10-04-2002, 03:22 PM
Hi, LUV!!!!:wavey:

Yeah, Layla, your girl Maja played well today against Mauresmo. I like lefties cuz i'm one...but i mean, how old is she? She has lots of room for improvement! And she's cute, with her red hair, long legs, and natural beauty...

ILR
10-04-2002, 03:27 PM
oooo do you have any pics of her plz?I dont know what she looks like :)