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ILR
10-10-2002, 07:32 PM
3-1 :(

Layla
10-10-2002, 07:33 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

3-1 for Bohdan

ILR
10-10-2002, 07:33 PM
whats going on???? :(

Layla
10-10-2002, 07:36 PM
3-2 *phew* That was close. :(

VAMOS MI AMOR! :kiss: Break him now!

Layla
10-10-2002, 07:37 PM
It's been a fucked up day, that's what's going on. I had a bad feeling when everything went wrong today. :( Well, everything but Grosjean. :kiss:

ILR
10-10-2002, 07:40 PM
4-2

Layla
10-10-2002, 07:40 PM
4-2 I'm beginning to cry now. :sad: :sad: :sad:

ILR
10-10-2002, 07:41 PM
please try not to cry Layla.But I know how you feel

Layla
10-10-2002, 07:43 PM
From 40-0 to 40-40 :fiery:

Come on, my love. Don't do this to me. :(

ILR
10-10-2002, 07:46 PM
omg my computer just blew then.The screen went black and I had to restart.What a time eh :rolleyes:

Layla
10-10-2002, 07:47 PM
Well, nothing happened. :rolleyes: It's still going back and force between deuce and av Ferrero.

Layla
10-10-2002, 07:47 PM
Nooooooo, it's break point. My poor heart can't take this. :sad:

ILR
10-10-2002, 07:48 PM
:eek:

Layla
10-10-2002, 07:49 PM
5-2 for Bohdan, he just broke him for the second time. :sad: This is a nightmare.

So much for the cheering party. :rolleyes: Thank god you're here ILR! No one else showed up. :fiery:

ILR
10-10-2002, 07:50 PM
awwwwwww 5-2 30-0 I think it could be over soon :sad:

ILR
10-10-2002, 07:50 PM
40-0 match point

ILR
10-10-2002, 07:52 PM
game over 6-4 6-2 :sad: :sad:

Layla
10-10-2002, 07:53 PM
Pfffft 3 match points. :rolleyes:

And it's all over. 6-4 6-2. I don't suppose there's a chance they got their names mixed up? ;)

This must be the most disappointing match I've ever witnessed. :mad: I'm so not proud of him right now. To lose to Bohdan Ulihrach like that is nothing short of a disgrace. :rolleyes:

:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Pfffft @ Juan Carlos for making me cry.

Layla
10-10-2002, 07:56 PM
So much coverage this week and I won't even get to see him play. :( This tournament is a disaster. If they don't show that Moya-Blake match tomorrow I'll stop watching altogether.

The one time there's coverage every day from 1-8 pm and I don't get to see Juanqui. This is beyond unfair. :fiery: Every day they show all but the last match and yet he had to play late at night on both occassions and now he's gone. I'll stop rambling now. I don't even want to talk about it. I'm too depressed. :sad:

It doesn't help that I'm fasting today which makes me more emotional anyway, so if anyone's doubting I'm crying real tears right now, don't. Ok, I'll go in search of a tissue.

ILR
10-10-2002, 07:56 PM
well Id hope so but it seems not.:( Well he should be ashamed for making you cry.But dont cry too much.All I gotta do is hope Rogi can beat him now :(

Layla
10-10-2002, 08:00 PM
If Rogi doesn't beat him tomorrow I'll be furious. :fiery: So he better come through.

ILR
10-10-2002, 08:05 PM
Well I certainly hope he does.:) I believe he will but then again,we both believed Juanqui would win tonight.I really hope he does hammer him.Please Rogi do it for your fans :)

John.Charles
10-10-2002, 08:55 PM
i died....:angel:


....go away









..........:confused:




......poor guy must be tired.....he'll be back ;) truss me



next up..


TMS Madrid






...now i be rootin 4 tha next player.....that's Rogeh...he's really nice you guys...serious...he was walking around the grounds during the TMS Toronto and he gave me his autograph (it was more of his initials) but he did a signing and I got the full signature...he talks funny too to go w/ the funny nose...he played hockey on court 1...it was the ATP vs. the NHL....it was cool...

¡so goooo Roger..!

Layla
10-10-2002, 08:55 PM
TH!!!!! Where are you?!? :confused: :sad:

Come cry with me.

Juanqui was deserted by all his fans today. :( No wonder he came up with such a horrible performance. :p j/k

I really am depressed though. :sad: It was such an unexpected blow. :(

Layla
10-10-2002, 08:59 PM
Two major upsets highlighted today's action at the CA Tennis Trophy in Vienna. Top seed and defending champion Tommy Haas was dethroned by Austrian wild card Jürgen Melzer, while Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero went down in straight sets to Bohdan Ulihrach of the Czech Republic.

The home crowd cheered wildly for Melzer as an ace on match point punctuated the 21-year-old's straight sets dominance over Haas, 6-4, 6-3. For Melzer, who has cracked the top 100 this year for the first time in his career, it was the biggest win in his three-year professional career and his first-ever victory over a player ranked in the top 10. It sets up a quarterfinal match against Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic.

Along with Novak, Andrei Pavel is the only other player through to the last eight without dropping a set. Pavel defeated French Open champion Albert Costa in the first round and dispatched Germany's Rainer Schuettler, 6-0, 6-4, on Thursday. Pavel, who has three career singles titles and has won a tournament in each of the past two seasons is looking for his first win in 2002.

Two matches went three sets today: Roger Federer needed nearly two hours to defeat Spain's Tommy Robredo, 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-4 and Russia's Nikolay Davydenko defeated Radek Stepanek, 6-1, 5-7, 7-5. Federer had a match point at 6-2, 5-4, but Robredo leveled the match at one set all after holding serve and then winning the second set tiebreak.

In other action, American James Blake defeated Germany's Nicolas Kiefer, 6-4, 7-6, in their first career head-to-head meeting. Blake, who has one career ATP title to his credit, broke Kiefer in the 10th game of the first set and went up 3-0 in the second before Kiefer came back to force a tiebreak.

In the final match of the day at the Vienna Stadthalle, Bohdan Ulihrach made quick work of Juan Carlos Ferrero, ending Ferrero's unbeaten streak against the Czech. Ferrero was 3-0 versus Ulihrach entering today's match.

What the players said:

HAAS: "I think I played better today than against Youzhny. I was a little bit lucky to have won yesterday. I'm disappointed that I'm not able to defend my title. On the other hand it was a bonus for me that I could play at all. I've tried all kind of things to cure my shoulder."

About TMC
"My main goal is to qualify for Shanghai. That's why I wanted to defend my title here. I'll give it my best and I'll try to do everything in the next three weeks."

About Melzer
"He's a very good player. He risked a lot and he was rewarded for that. I think he has a great game."

About having his parents courtside this week
"It's nice to know that they could be here to watch me today and in the future. It could all have been over. My parents are happy that they are still alive."

MELZER: "I'm really happy that I won. It was a great match for me, I'm very happy. I felt very confident on the court today, it was real fun out there. I tried to play point by point and not to think too much, which worked out great today. I played my best tennis today and I acted great on court
I learned a lot from the errors I made on Tuesday."

PAVEL: "I played really well in the first set. I got off to a good start breaking him in the first game, everything went my way. He missed a few easy points getting a little bit tight. The break at 3-3 in the second set was very important. I was a little bit sick in the beginning of the week but now I feel much better."

FEDERER: "It was a tough match, just like I expected. I knew I had to play well to beat him and that is what I did today. I worked hard to win the first set and then he deserved to win the second set. I was a little bit lucky in the third set and I'm happy that I managed to come through."

BLAKE: "Nicolas played great tennis, he was hitting from everywhere. I was feeling really good today and I played really well today. It felt great. I think I play my best tennis indoors, I'd like to think I have a chance to win here."

ULIHRACH: "I had nothing to lose today and I served very well. The surface here suits me, I like it a lot. I've played a lot of matches since the US Open, which has helped me a lot. I lost a lot in the first and second round earlier this year."

About playing Federer
"Again, I have nothing to lose. He's a top five player and he is fighting for a place in the Masters (Cup)."

FRIDAY PREVIEW
Friday's quarterfinals day includes several first-time match-ups. The opening match of the day pits Andrei Pavel against 21-year-old Nikolay Davydenko. In Vienna, Davydenko has reached the quarterfinals of an ATP event for the second time in his career (2001 Basel QF), as he looks for his first-ever ATP semifinal.

The day's second match features fourth-seeded Carlos Moya against James Blake. Moya, who has captured four titles this year, has been having his best-ever season on hard courts. He won TMS Cincinnati in August and, last month, reached the final in Hong Kong, losing to countryman Juan Carlos Ferrero in three sets. Moya could overtake fifth-placed Tim Henman in the Champions Race with a victory in Vienna. Blake captured his first title in Washington, D.C. this summer and looks for his third-win of the year over a top-10 player (d. Haas in Memphis, d. Agassi in Washington).

Young Austrian, Jürgen Melzer, has quickly become a fan favorite at the Vienna Stadthalle this week and plays veteran Jiri Novak. Just one year ago at this tournament, Melzer, then ranked No. 195 in the world, notched his first ATP match win when he defeated Fabrice Santoro in the first round. Now, one year later Melzer is within the world's top 100 and a contender to win after his hard serving knocked off top seed and defending champion Tommy Haas.

Roger Federer plays Bohdan Ulihrach in the final match on Friday. A win in Vienna could greatly improve Federer's chances of reaching the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai as the Champions Race heats up. Federer would move to seventh with a tournament victory

Layla
10-10-2002, 09:02 PM
ULIHRACH: "I had nothing to lose today and I served very well. The surface here suits me, I like it a lot. I've played a lot of matches since the US Open, which has helped me a lot. I lost a lot in the first and second round earlier this year."

About playing Federer
"Again, I have nothing to lose. He's a top five player and he is fighting for a place in the Masters (Cup)."

Pffffft! Enough of the nothing to lose bull-shit! :fiery: You had a match to lose you fucking idiot. :rolleyes: Sorry about swearing but I'm really mad at this asshole.

Believe me, you will continue to lose in the first and second round a lot. :p

Leo7
10-10-2002, 09:07 PM
lol @ layla. i agree. what an idiot Ulirach is. roger isn't even in the top 5! jackass. poor juanqui. :sad: what a horrible day :sad:

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 09:07 PM
Did I miss the whole match?!?!

Layla
10-10-2002, 09:09 PM
For TH, when she gets here. ;)

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by Layla
TH!!!!! Where are you?!? :confused: :sad:

Come cry with me.

Juanqui was deserted by all his fans today. :( No wonder he came up with such a horrible performance. :p j/k

I really am depressed though. :sad: It was such an unexpected blow. :(

FUCK!!!!!!!

Jesus fucking Christ, I was in class when this was going on, and I have so much work to finish tonight that I was afraid I was going to have to miss the match and now

FUCKING HELL WHAT HAPPENED?!?!?!?!?!?!?

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 09:14 PM
I knew I'd pay for everything that happened yesterday, but I can't believe it'd all come crashing down today!!! I'm seriously sitting over here sobbing . . . I don't know what to say or do or think, and my day isn't even half over yet . . .

I thought he had conquered his second round match jinx. What the hell is this, is Bohdan trying to ruin my happiness this week?!?!


AAAAUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Well TH, your baby won! ;) Poor Nicolas. :sad: He fought so hard.

Small consolation at this point, let me tell you. :(

But, yay James! Take it to them tomorrow.

Leo7
10-10-2002, 09:18 PM
fuck Bohdan! :fiery:

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by Layla
So much for the cheering party. :rolleyes: Thank god you're here ILR! No one else showed up. :fiery:

BELIEVE ME, I would much rather have been here than where I was . . .

Leo7
10-10-2002, 09:20 PM
i can't wait to see Roger spank his ass tomorrow in straights! GO ROGER!

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by Layla
This must be the most disappointing match I've ever witnessed. :mad: I'm so not proud of him right now. To lose to Bohdan Ulihrach like that is nothing short of a disgrace. :rolleyes:

:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Pfffft @ Juan Carlos for making me cry.

:sad::sad::sad::sad: Well, at least we can cry together, Layla :(

Now you know how I felt on Tuesday when Michel lost to him. I've never liked Ulihrach, and at this point he's climbing the list of Most Hated Players on tour, not far behind the Evil Younes :fiery::fiery:

And I won't even go into how angry I am at Bohdan being a jackass after the match.

Leo7
10-10-2002, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


BELIEVE ME, I would much rather have been here than where I was . . .

i wouldn't. i would hate to follow live scores as juanqui lost in straight sets. :fiery:

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i wouldn't. i would hate to follow live scores as juanqui lost in straight sets. :fiery:

Then that should give you an idea of how bad my day has been and will probably continue to be.

Leo7
10-10-2002, 09:31 PM
oh, poor hackie. hope your day gets better. ;)

Mrs. B
10-10-2002, 09:31 PM
Hi, Guys!

I'm back. Shit, Juanqui lost! How could this be?

??????????

Mrs. B
10-10-2002, 09:35 PM
Awww, poor Hackie & Layla...:sad:

I hope Roger kicks this Ulhirach's butt tomorrow.:fiery:

Leo7
10-10-2002, 09:36 PM
hey mrs. b! :wavey:

know, doesn't this suck?

Mrs. B
10-10-2002, 09:38 PM
Hoi, Leo!

Tommy lost, Juanqui...que pasa?

Leo7
10-10-2002, 09:39 PM
my atp manager team got crushed today :(

Layla
10-10-2002, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I knew I'd pay for everything that happened yesterday, but I can't believe it'd all come crashing down today!!! I'm seriously sitting over here sobbing . . . I don't know what to say or do or think, and my day isn't even half over yet . . .

I thought he had conquered his second round match jinx. What the hell is this, is Bohdan trying to ruin my happiness this week?!?!


AAAAUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!

You're back! You're back! :bounce:

I was beginning to get worried. I know how you feel. I'm trying to translate but every now and again tears rush into my eyes again and blur my vision.

I HATE BOHDAN! :fiery: There I said it. I hate him MORE than Younes. At least Younes is likable. :p

And the bad news keep flooding in. My internet link keeps getting disconnected and I have to reboot every few hours. Seems like my woes are not completely over. :sad: I shudder to think what this could mean, so I won't.

And the match between Lindsay and Kimmy will be on last, so there's no chance I'll get to see it on tv. :fiery: Everything sucks today. :sad:

But at least you're alright. :) I thought something might have happened to you when you didn't show up to cheer.

We just have to get through this day together and tomorrow will be a new day. Now that's a comforting thought. :) At least for me, tomorrow will come soon.

I hope you at least get to finish your work soon.

Leo7
10-10-2002, 09:42 PM
i dunno. just a bad day all around. happy for roger tho. he almost choked, letting robredo back into the match to take the 2nd set after having a match point at 5-4. :eek: but he stayed strong and closed him out in the 3rd. :)

Mrs. B
10-10-2002, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
happy for roger tho. he almost choked, letting robredo back into the match to take the 2nd set after having a match point at 5-4. :eek: but he stayed strong and closed him out in the 3rd. :)

Well Rogi better not choke tomorrow or i'm gonna have a major depression, especially as he's playing that Ulhrach bloke. He must win it!

Leo7
10-10-2002, 09:48 PM
yes, he will win. he just has to. to avenge juanqui's miserable loss today. :( :fiery:

hate to leave you, but i have a ton of homework to finish. what a day this is. :rolleyes: sigh, can't wait until tomorrow.

:wavey: Mrs. B! hope you had fun tonite. ;)

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by Layla
You're back! You're back! :bounce:

I was beginning to get worried. I know how you feel. I'm trying to translate but every now and again tears rush into my eyes again and blur my vision.

I HATE BOHDAN! :fiery: There I said it. I hate him MORE than Younes. At least Younes is likable. :p

And the bad news keep flooding in. My internet link keeps getting disconnected and I have to reboot every few hours. Seems like my woes are not completely over. :sad: I shudder to think what this could mean, so I won't.

And the match between Lindsay and Kimmy will be on last, so there's no chance I'll get to see it on tv. :fiery: Everything sucks today. :sad:

But at least you're alright. :) I thought something might have happened to you when you didn't show up to cheer.

We just have to get through this day together and tomorrow will be a new day. Now that's a comforting thought. :) At least for me, tomorrow will come soon.

I hope you at least get to finish your work soon.

I just finished part of my translation (still have another exercise to do, the Russian exercises this year are so completely stupid and pointless :rolleyes: ) and I'm starting to calm down, but I can't help feeling like my world has just fallen apart today. And my one common trait with Hackie is that I don't like that panicky feeling you get when you realise you're in over your head in something. But unfortunately, I will not finish all of my work tonight because it's not physically possible. :(

Kimmy, Dani, and James are going to have to carry me through tomorrow, they can't all lose on the same day. :(

UGH! Him . . . his name doesn't even deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as any of our boys. Rogi better cut him off tomorrow, double bagel if possible :D

Layla
10-10-2002, 09:50 PM
Hi Mrs. B! :wavey:

I'm almost too sad to talk, but good to see you here. :) Please cheer hard for Roger tomorrow. He MUST win!

How did your emceeing go, by the way? Did you have fun?

Vera
10-10-2002, 09:52 PM
OMG :eek: WTF:fiery: Hell. Damn that 2nd round!:mad:

Excuse my language but I don't know what to see except swearing. I can't tell you how pissed off I am, well, I'm sure you all probably feel the same way. What the hell happened? Who the hell is that Ulihrach? Poor Juanqui :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Oh, man. I'm worry about his chance in Shanghai. Pls, let him do really well next week.

Layla
10-10-2002, 09:53 PM
Good night Leo! :wavey:

Vera
10-10-2002, 09:54 PM
Excuse me for being rude. Forgot even to say hi to everyone. Bye Leo.

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 09:56 PM
Heh, welcome to the party, Vera :(

I think we've all done our fair share of swearing and crying today. It's another nightmare week :mad:

I think Juanqui's place in Shanghai is safe for the moment, but of course he needs to post some good indoor results if he can. Nextg week he's playing in Spain, and I have to think he's going to excel.

Layla
10-10-2002, 09:56 PM
I think today we're all allowed to swear as much as we want to Vera. ;) I have no idea what happened, but I'm sure Juanqui will pick himself up and perform better in Madrid. :)

Hmmmm, no sad of fiery smilies in this post. That must mean I'm beginning to calm down. ;) Good, otherwise I won't be able to sleep.

Mrs. B
10-10-2002, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by Leo7

:wavey: Mrs. B! hope you had fun tonite. ;)

Oh, it was fun but the real fun starts tomorrow. There's this Filipina woman who's celebrating her birthday and she's invited about 150 people to her party and so we're gonna do a short program where some friends of hers are going to dance. Some will render a song. I'm emceeing the show. Anyway, they were rehearsing their dances tonight and one of the numbers is Las Ketsup, it was so funny because i couldn't help but dance along! :D

Vera
10-10-2002, 10:00 PM
Hi TH.:wavey:

I just found out the news, so I think it will take awhile before this cloud of sadness leave my head. I always feel a little nausea when I get too upset. Even Seb's bagel and stick victory is not enough to lighten me up at the moment. But at least, there's one out of all my favorites that's won today. :sad: :sad: :sad:

What a disaster! I totally know how you feel on Tuesday!

Mrs. B
10-10-2002, 10:01 PM
Hi, Vera! and Bye, Leo.

Vera
10-10-2002, 10:02 PM
Hi Layla and Mrs. B.

Mrs. B
10-10-2002, 10:06 PM
Hackie, Layla & Vera---i wish i could drag you guys to dancing Las Ketsup with me, even if it's a dorky piece, just to lighten up your spirits, you know? I know how you feel, and i'm a bit apprehensive about Roger if this guy plays now with a lot of confidence. But don't worry, Juanqui is not on the floor, he'll be back...;)

Layla
10-10-2002, 10:09 PM
I'm gonna go to bed now. I'm starving and I better put an end to this miserable day.

Nighty night everyone! :wavey: I wish you all wonderful dreams that won't reflect what happened today at all. ;)

And I hope tomorrow we'll all have a much better day, which means that my only top 6 darling left, which is Sebastien :heart: must win tomorrow at all costs and take the title in his home country and in front of his family. :) Well, I'm allowed to hope as long as I still have some. ;)

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 10:10 PM
Deep breaths, guys, deep breaths. Mrs. B is right (as usual ;)), Juanqui will be back. And I'll remind you guys of what you told me on Tuesday: this is not the time to berate him for his play (though I have to wonder what the hell happened out there?!), but this is when he needs us fans the most :)

WE LOVE YOU, JUAN CARLOS! :kiss:

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 10:11 PM
Goodnight, Layla :wavey:

Tomorrow will be better, I don't know how it could be worse.

Vera
10-10-2002, 10:11 PM
Thanks Mrs.B, that's very sweet of you. I'm sad but I'll get over it.

And we'll all cheer for Roger tomorrow to beat that guy up!

Vera
10-10-2002, 10:13 PM
Good Night Layla. Tomorrow will be a better day. Seb will win this tourney for us!

Mrs. B
10-10-2002, 10:13 PM
Goodnight Layla! Sleep well...

Mrs. B
10-10-2002, 10:19 PM
Oh yes please, cheer for Rogi tomorrow, will you? I don't know if i'll be able to see that match tomorrow because i have to leave at 5 pm, but iluvRogi should be here.

Vera
10-10-2002, 10:24 PM
Well, I'm gonna go and make myself busy so I don't have to let this sadness linger on for too long. My day is still young. My favorite team is this world, my hometown hockey team is playing their first game this season tonight. NHL is back, YEAH! It will be great if they can get their first win tonight.

But my heart is still with you, Juanqui. Don't get too disappointed by the lost. Look ahead and get some good result at home. We love you! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Best of luck to Rogi. He can win this tourney and get closer to Shanghai. And Allez Seb, I'll be back to cheer on for him for sure.

I probably won't be back tonight with the dinner and hockey game and all. So have a great night, everyone.

Bye TH and Mrs. B:wavey:

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 10:25 PM
GO ROGI!!

Top Seeds Haas, Ferrero Humbled in Vienna
Thu Oct 10, 4:46 PM ET
By Julia Ferguson

VIENNA (Reuters) - Top seeds Tommy Haas and Juan Carlos Ferrero both crashed out of the second round of the indoor CA Trophy at the hands of unseeded opponents on Thursday.



Defending champion and top seed Haas of Germany was thrashed 6-4 6-3 by Austrian wildcard Juergen Melzer, while second seed Ferrero of Spain lost 6-4 6-2 to Czech Bohdan Ulihrach.

The demise of the two top seeds leaves Spanish fourth seed Carlos Moya (news) as the hardcourt tournament's highest-ranked player in the last eight.

Melzer, ranked 95th in the world to Haas's second, showed no respect to his German opponent and earned his biggest upset to date as well as a quarter-final berth.

"He exerted a surprising amount of pressure ... and the fact that he's a left-handed player makes him even more dangerous," the defeated Haas said.

Melzer said the raucous home crowd at the Wiener Stadthalle inspired him to play "near flawless tennis."

"I just tried to play each point as it came, not to think too much and ultimately it worked out really well," the 21-year-old former junior Wimbledon (news - web sites) champion said.

Haas, who has not won a title this year and is nursing a sore shoulder, fought to the bitter end but was overwhelmed by the tenacious play of his opponent and was let down by his own serve.

Melzer plays fifth seed Jiri Novak of the Czech Republic in the last eight.

In other second-round play, Swiss sixth seed Roger Federer had to work hard to dispatch unseeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-2 6-7 6-4.

The 21-year-old, who is aiming for his third tournament title this year, raced through the first set in impressive style and thwarted his Spanish adversary's sole break chance.

But the Swiss choked in the second set as Robredo found his rhythm and forced Federer into numerous errors.

The final set was a bitterly contested battle as both players refused to be outsmarted and ran down every ball out far and wide of the court.

SEALED VICTORY

Federer eventually sealed victory on his fourth match point after two hours on the hardcourt.

"I knew it would be a good fight -- he runs and plays very well," said Federer.

"I'm very satisfied that I could win this match because I gave away a lot of points," added the Swiss, who also reached the quarter-final stage in Moscow last week.

American James Blake also progressed to the last eight, dispatching the last German from the competition with a 6-4 7-6 win over Nicolas Kiefer.

The dreadlocked New Yorker from Yonkers attributed his win to patience.

"He (Kiefer) really can hit winners out of nowhere, and you can't get too down if he fires a couple of aces -- you've just got to play the percentages," said the 22-year-old Blake, who now faces fourth seed Carlos Moya.

Romania's Andrei Pavel unleashed a near-flawless power game to dispatch German Rainer Schuettler 6-0 6-4, while Russian Nikolay Davydenko battled past Czech Radek Stepanek 6-1 5-7 7-5.

TennisHack
10-10-2002, 10:25 PM
Goodnight, Vera! :wavey:

Mrs. B
10-10-2002, 10:34 PM
My turn to say goodnight. My eyes are really sore. Hope you won't be alone too long, Hackie.

Bon Nuit, tout le monde!!!:wavey:

Dissident
10-10-2002, 11:47 PM
OMG, Im so behind... ! :o
I have like 15 pages to read again. :p
Im back from my marathon. :wavey: Hi if someone is around. Ill be back there checking the old news. ;)

Originally posted by Layla
Sure Hitman! Send it to me. :) I'm not supposed to open it right? Don't worry, I'll keep it safe. ;)

Bye TH and Hitman! :wavey: See you later. I'll go grab a bite to eat myself. Lindsay's match just started.

GO LINDSAY!!! :bounce:

Thanks Layla. I posted all the teams, including mine. When you can, please just confirm that is the team I sent you. ;)
THANK YOU AGAIN! :)
And congrats on getting Leo to play again. :D I appreciate it.
Welcome back leo! Dont leave us this time! :mad: ;)

Dissident
10-10-2002, 11:57 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
Lindsay is engaged! Lindsay is engaged! to her long-time boyfriend, Jon Leach! :eek: :) :D

CONGRATULATIONS, girl. i'm so happy for you.

btw, she won her match today over Smashnova in straights. :bounce:

CONGRATS LINDSAY! :D
I hope it makes her feel happy and that she can finally get this last click on her perfomance to win titles again. Shes always there, it has to work some day! :eek: GO DAVEY! :bounce:

Dissident
10-11-2002, 12:09 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:o But he loves us. He doesn't mind a difficult woman ;)

And he'll be back, Leo. He, too, has a life :sigh::sad::)

Oh yeah, I do love all of you guys. Thats why I come back here, even if Im not the best fan of Ferrero.
I wonder why you dont follow me religiously in the Guga forum though... :sad: ;)

Guga vs Marat! Again! Tomorrow! On TV here! AND I GOT A VCR!!! :bounce: :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
10-11-2002, 12:21 AM
*peeks in*

*runs away*

Dissident
10-11-2002, 12:32 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Well, no one around at the moment. I'm gonna go too. It's my mom's birthday today. We will be out for dinner tonight. But I got a feeling that she may also want to go for lunch. I'm just kinda waiting to see if she calls. Though, I hope to stick around to cheer for JC later. (I feel kinda bad, not a mama's girl at all:o ) Anyway, we'll see. If I don't got to be here cheer for him, I'm sure you guys will do a great job. Pls win the match, my baby. :kiss: That will be a great b-day present for mom :D :D :D

Congrats to your mom, Vera! I hope you had fun! :D

Too bad Im late.... Maybe I could get a hot dog. ;)

Chloe le Bopper
10-11-2002, 12:37 AM
I'm sorry I haven't been around, I've been umm...
Distracted :o

With um... "midterms"

yes, that is what I'll say :p

rrr, but I'm home now :wavey:

Dissident
10-11-2002, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by Layla
ULIHRACH: "I had nothing to lose today and I served very well. The surface here suits me, I like it a lot. I've played a lot of matches since the US Open, which has helped me a lot. I lost a lot in the first and second round earlier this year."

About playing Federer
"Again, I have nothing to lose. He's a top five player and he is fighting for a place in the Masters (Cup)."

Pffffft! Enough of the nothing to lose bull-shit! :fiery: You had a match to lose you fucking idiot. :rolleyes: Sorry about swearing but I'm really mad at this asshole.

Believe me, you will continue to lose in the first and second round a lot. :p

Omg, Layla was cursing :eek: ;)

Im sorry Ferrero lost. :(

Dissident
10-11-2002, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
I'm sorry I haven't been around, I've been umm...
Distracted :o

With um... "midterms"

yes, that is what I'll say :p

rrr, but I'm home now :wavey:

Welcome back, Becca! :wavey:

Do you know why short people.... ;) lol

Leo7
10-11-2002, 12:59 AM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Hackie, Layla & Vera---i wish i could drag you guys to dancing Las Ketsup with me, even if it's a dorky piece, just to lighten up your spirits, you know? I know how you feel, and i'm a bit apprehensive about Roger if this guy plays now with a lot of confidence. But don't worry, Juanqui is not on the floor, he'll be back...;)

lol @ Mrs. B! i love Las Ketsup! the song was stuck in my head today and i would love to dance along with you... :D oh, but you're prolly asleep now.

tomorrow then. ;)

Leo7
10-11-2002, 01:02 AM
:wavey: becca and hitman. you still there? its been a while since i talked with y'all. :(

Leo7
10-11-2002, 01:05 AM
Kimmy vs. Lindsay tomorrow in Filderstadt! should be a fantabulous match! :D GO LINDS! get your revenge, you can't lose to Kimmy for a 2nd straight time. ;)

Robert Van't Hof isn't with Lindsay this week (he's taking some time off to bewith his family) but Lindsay's FIANCEE John Leach is with her at this tournament. he should give her the support she needs to take this title. :) her first of 2002. :)

TennisHack
10-11-2002, 01:56 AM
Hey, everyone! :wavey:

Grrr, class again makes me miss my favorite people :fiery:

Welcome back, hitman! :) Hope everything went well with your project.

And Becca! :eek: Wow!! You should stay longer, though :(

Leo, you will get your chance to overtake me again, because thanks to all of this work I have to finish, I won't be around at all on Saturday :( But that should be plenty of time for you to catch me ;)

Anyone here? :(

Chloe le Bopper
10-11-2002, 05:36 AM
I've actually been learning a lot lately, and my sleep has been really messed up - so I haven't had a lot to talk about - too stressed to say anything of reason.

I can always be found being a goof on NT in wtaworld, but I didnt want to be a bother with my dribble :o


But :wavey:

Leo7
10-11-2002, 10:42 AM
:wavey: i'm gone. see ya later everyone. after Lindsay has crushed Kimmy in Filderstadt. :D

who is layla cheering for?

Layla
10-11-2002, 11:16 AM
Morning! http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/Smilies_klein_1/a_smil11.gif :wavey:

I have a feeling this will be a much better day. ;) Hope I'm not wrong. The good news is that yesterday is no more. :p And we have survived. :D

The match between Escude and Pless has just started on Eurosport. Of all the exciting QF matches in Lyon, this is the one we get to see. :rolleyes: I would much rather see Grosjean vs. Clement which I'm sure will be a cracker of a match, or how about Guga vs. Safin, a mouthwatering prospect. Mathieu vs. Bjorkman wouldn't be bad either. But no. Escude it is.

In Vienna Pavel is getting ready to play Davydenko. GO ANDREJ!!!

:wavey: Leo! Have a good day at school. Lalya is cheering for Kimmy. ;) Sorry about that. Kimmy is my first fave after all and Lindsay is my second. But I would kill to be able to see that match. It's too bad about the scheduling at all three tournaments.

Well, at least I'll get to see Moya vs. Blake later on in the day. :) Looking forward to that one, whoever wins. It should be a great match. I'll keep you posted.

Layla
10-11-2002, 11:24 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Deep breaths, guys, deep breaths. Mrs. B is right (as usual ;)), Juanqui will be back. And I'll remind you guys of what you told me on Tuesday: this is not the time to berate him for his play (though I have to wonder what the hell happened out there?!), but this is when he needs us fans the most :)

WE LOVE YOU, JUAN CARLOS! :kiss:

Yes, you're absolutely right. Thanks for reminding me. Of course we still love Juanqui. :kiss: And we'll support him no matter what. We are the fans on the planet after all. ;)

*sending some love and good vibrations Juanqui's way*

Layla
10-11-2002, 11:33 AM
Originally posted by hitman
OMG, Im so behind... ! :o
I have like 15 pages to read again. :p
Im back from my marathon. :wavey: Hi if someone is around. Ill be back there checking the old news. ;)

Thanks Layla. I posted all the teams, including mine. When you can, please just confirm that is the team I sent you. ;)
THANK YOU AGAIN! :)
And congrats on getting Leo to play again. :D I appreciate it.
Welcome back leo! Dont leave us this time! :mad: ;)

Oh you're back so soon. :bounce: I though you'd be gone until Friday. This is a nice surprise. :D How did you project go? Did you enjoy it?

You're welcome. :) Anytime. I'm just glad you were able to play this week. :) I'm also very happy that you decided we would do this every week. :D I can't remember if I said that before, but thank you. You're doing a terrific job. http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/bowdown.gif

Ooops I did swear last night. :o I was in a foul mood, that's for sure. ;) I think occasional swearing is healthy. :p

Layla
10-11-2002, 11:41 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
I'm sorry I haven't been around, I've been umm...
Distracted :o

With um... "midterms"

yes, that is what I'll say :p

rrr, but I'm home now :wavey:

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Welcome home, Becca! :kiss:

More proof that you have a life, like we always said. :p

What do you mean you didn't want to bother us? That's what we're here for. ;) Anytime you feel the need to talk, we'll be more than happy to listen. :)

Btw, how is your quest for a scanner working out? I haven't forgotten about the pics you promised us. ;) I can't wait to see them.

Layla
10-11-2002, 11:45 AM
A bit sad, but here's a pic from Vienna.

Layla
10-11-2002, 11:46 AM
Another one. Poor Juanqui. :(

Mrs. B
10-11-2002, 12:06 PM
:wavey: Ciao, Layla!!!

You already sound better today, that's good to hear...:)

But i just saw the last set of Escude's match, man, that Dane was on a roll, wasn't he?

Well, at least they're showing Marat & Guga's match on Eurosport @ 7 pm, i don't know if they'll show Roger's match or not, in either case, i won't be around :( but i would love to find out the scores even when i'm at this party tonight.

Hubby says i'm too obsessed with tennis, that there is life beyond tennis, but i can't help it...;) And i totally agree with iluvRogi, it's quite addicting to come here. :D

btw, the last pic of Juanqui says it all... awww, poor thing. But he's alright, he'll also draw strength from the fact that his best fans in the whole universe are right here! I just hope he knows that.

Layla
10-11-2002, 12:21 PM
Dobro jutro, Mrs. B! :wavey:

That's good morning in Slovene. ;) Yeah, I feel a lot better, thanks. :)

Escude was tired today, but Pless was on fire, much like Nicolas was yesterday. But it's weird to take out Kafelnikov, only to fall to a qualifier in the next round. :confused:

Now I'm watching Pavel vs. Davydenko, but I can't wait for the Moya/Blake match to start. :) I don't think Roger's match will be on Eurosport today. They'll switch to Safin vs. Kuerten. But I won't be here anyway. I have aerobics class at 7 pm.

Hehe, we're all obsessed about tennis here. ;) Nothing wrong with that. :angel:

Ooops, Pavel just had a match point on Nikolay's serve but he didn't convert. And another one, but he blew the return. Come on Pavel, close this match. :) Not gonna happen. 5-5 :(

Have fun at the party tonight! http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/Smilies_klein_1/a_smil09.gif

TennisHack
10-11-2002, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by Layla
The match between Escude and Pless has just started on Eurosport. Of all the exciting QF matches in Lyon, this is the one we get to see. :rolleyes: I would much rather see Grosjean vs. Clement which I'm sure will be a cracker of a match, or how about Guga vs. Safin, a mouthwatering prospect. Mathieu vs. Bjorkman wouldn't be bad either. But no. Escude it is.

In Vienna Pavel is getting ready to play Davydenko. GO ANDREJ!!!

:wavey: Leo! Have a good day at school. Lalya is cheering for Kimmy. ;) Sorry about that. Kimmy is my first fave after all and Lindsay is my second. But I would kill to be able to see that match. It's too bad about the scheduling at all three tournaments.

Well, at least I'll get to see Moya vs. Blake later on in the day. :) Looking forward to that one, whoever wins. It should be a great match. I'll keep you posted.

Good morning! :wavey:

I know, there are lots of great matches going on today, but it seems it was confirmed in the live scoring thread that Moya/Blake would not be on? I don't know--I don't get any coverage, so it's all the same unfortunately :(

I would love to see the Guga/Safin match, the US Open match was such a letdown but this one promises to be better. I hope hitman tells us about it somewhere :)

I, too, will be cheering for Kimmy because I don't want her to fall out of the Top 10 which she is in danger of doing at the moment :( GO KIMMY!!!

TennisHack
10-11-2002, 12:32 PM
:eek: There are finally pictures of Juan Carlos at the Vienna site?!?! And such sad ones, too :( Makes me want to give him a hug.

Layla
10-11-2002, 12:48 PM
Hi TH! :wavey:

Moya/Blake won't be on Eurosport, which is what people were complaining in the scoring thread. But I get that special Austrian channel that covers Vienna all day, so I'll get to see it. It should start in less than half an hour as Pavel has just won! :D

Daniela is playing right now. :) She leads Alexandra Stevenson 4-0 in the first set, two breaks already. :) GO DANIELA!

Yeah, let's give Juanqui a big hug. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/hug.gif

Mrs. B
10-11-2002, 02:41 PM
Layla! But they are showing the Moya-Blake match on Eurosport!
The score now is 7-6, 3-6, 1-1.

ILR
10-11-2002, 03:14 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i can't wait to see Roger spank his ass tomorrow in straights! GO ROGER!

heh heh I agree with you all the way there Leo!;) Hi! :wavey:

Layla
10-11-2002, 03:22 PM
Yeah I saw that Mrs. B. :) I was posting a point-by-point in the scoring thread. Moya won 6-1 in the 3rd set. :)

I'm so sorry another one of your boys lost TH. :sad: It was a thrilling match though. :)

On the other hand, Daniela won 6-1 6-2, so that should give you some comfort. :D

I gotta go now, Kimmy vs. Lindsay is on after all. Thank goodness the other matches ended so quickly. ;)

Hi ILR! :wavey:

ILR
10-11-2002, 03:25 PM
Hi Layla :wavey:

Glad Daniela won. :) Pffft on British Eurosport its Novak v Melzer. :rolleyes: What time does Rogis match start?I gotta be here!Hope its not whilst training is on! :eek:

Layla
10-11-2002, 03:33 PM
It starts right after Novak's match, so who knows. I won't be here either, got aerobics class (step this time). But it won't be on Eurosport anyway. GO ROGER!!! Make mince-meat out of him. :)

ILR
10-11-2002, 03:36 PM
Yeh I just had a look but thanx anyway.Lo Ill be here on my own then,Ill go nad cheer alone on the Rogi forum!Well I'll see in a bit.I finally got my senior prefect badge today!And we also had the local college people in to talk to us about it.It sounded really great :) They brought in some ex-pupils at our school and my old PE teacher that I had 2 years ago.It was really nice to see her again :)

ILR
10-11-2002, 03:52 PM
Novak took the 1st set 6-4.That means Rogi could be on soon!I dont really mind who wins this match.And at the mo its 5-4 Davenport

ILR
10-11-2002, 04:14 PM
well Im gonna head off now.Ive just found out that Escude and Pless highlights are being shown and then Safin Guga.So no Rogi. :( :mad: kick his ass anyway my darling :) See you later :wavey:

TennisHack
10-11-2002, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by Layla
I'm so sorry another one of your boys lost TH. :sad: It was a thrilling match though. :)

On the other hand, Daniela won 6-1 6-2, so that should give you some comfort. :D

I gotta go now, Kimmy vs. Lindsay is on after all. Thank goodness the other matches ended so quickly. ;)

Hi, everyone! :wavey:

Well, it's okay that James lost, because Carlos has shown he is a good hard-court player, and James *did* take a set from him. So, YAY JAMES! :bounce:

Dani rocks my world. She could meet Kimmy in the final, now THAT would be a match to behold!!

Gooooooo Kimmy!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::

TennisHack
10-11-2002, 04:32 PM
Aww, I'm alone again :(

Can someone please post the Kimmy/Lindsay score? You know, when you decide to show up . . .

ILR
10-11-2002, 04:36 PM
lol Im here now because Rogi si playin 2-1 at the mo.The Kim/Lindsay score is 4-6 6-3 3-1 :)

TennisHack
10-11-2002, 04:37 PM
Ooh, is Kimmy leading?

Good luck to Rogi, kick his ass for us!!! Avenge Michel & Juanqui, dahling!!

No pressure or anything ;)

ILR
10-11-2002, 04:39 PM
yes Kimmy is leading and it is 3-2 Rogi :)

ILR
10-11-2002, 04:41 PM
YAY he broke him! :D

ILR
10-11-2002, 04:43 PM
5-2 :)

ILR
10-11-2002, 04:44 PM
4-3 last set to Kim BTW

TennisHack
10-11-2002, 04:47 PM
GOOOOO ROGI!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

ILR
10-11-2002, 04:49 PM
Nice pic TH!thanx! :D 5-3 Rogi 5-3 Kimmy also

ILR
10-11-2002, 04:51 PM
WOOOHOOOO!Rogi took the 1st set! :D :D :D 6-3 keep it up hun! :) :) :)

ILR
10-11-2002, 04:52 PM
hmmm on one scoreboard it says 6-3 on another one it says 6-2 :confused:

TennisHack
10-11-2002, 04:52 PM
C'mon Kimmy, follow in Rogi's footsteps here! :D

ILR
10-11-2002, 04:55 PM
Kimmy won also 6-4 last set

ILR
10-11-2002, 04:56 PM
Rogi broke him already 1-0 now his serve 15-0 up :) GO ROGI!!!

TennisHack
10-11-2002, 04:58 PM
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY KIMMY!!!!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Almost to my dream final! :) But Kim might see Amelie Mauresmo in the semis, so I hope she keeps up this form!! Dani playes Elena Dementieva.

ILR
10-11-2002, 05:00 PM
2-0 Rogi now :D

TennisHack
10-11-2002, 05:06 PM
Keep it going, Rogi! :bounce:

ILR
10-11-2002, 05:07 PM
OMG!!!!I just lost the official scoreboard!It wont load!!!!:mad: :mad:

TennisHack
10-11-2002, 05:09 PM
Unfortunately, I have to go now.

I won't be around at all tomorrow as I will desperately be trying to catch up on my work. So Leo & ILR, you two will surely pass me while I'm gone ;) I guess I'll have to give up my dorkness, what a pity.

Hitman: I was wrong :o yesterday, that all-important phrase is actually "Ya tebya lyublyu" ;)

Keep going, Rogi, avenge our losses!! :bounce:

Congrats to Kim & Daniela as well! Good luck, girls!!

Bye, everyone :wavey:

ILR
10-11-2002, 05:11 PM
OK then Bye TH :wavey: I hope Rogi puts this match away quickly because I have to go soon also!:) See you soon :) Go Rogi!!!

ILR
10-11-2002, 05:14 PM
whew!Got it back,4-2 Rogi

ILR
10-11-2002, 05:16 PM
Oh no I gotta go now!As soon as I get back Im hopefully gonna have a huge celebration! :wavey:

Vera
10-11-2002, 06:53 PM
Hi everyone :wavey: Oh, am I alone here?

Well, first thing first. Congrats Rogi :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Now, go take down Carlos! Hehehe, if you are wondering why I'm cheering for Rogi over Carlos, that's because I want Rogi to win this tourney and get past Costa(and I don't want Carlos to past Juanqui) Sorry, Carlos sweetie, you'll do real good next week too.

Someone posted Juanqui's Vienna pic here (sorry, I forgot who). Thx. That's a sad photo. C'mon Juanqui, keep your chin up. Look, we're all here cheering for you :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: You will do really well next week. I promise we'll send all our good vibes your way and help you win the title. Now, let me go see if I can find a spell book :p

And for those of you who wish my mom happy b-day yesterday. Thank you very much. :kiss: She had a great time and we had lobsters...yum yum...

Layla
10-11-2002, 07:30 PM
Wooohooooooo!!!! Kimmy won, Kimmy won!!! :bounce: bounce: :bounce:

That's a great victory, she really is in a terrific form! :D Good luck against Mauresmo, I know you can take her down. ;)

Ok now that I was happy for Kimmy, I can be sad for Lindsay. :sad: What can I say, I'm a split personality. :p Poor Lindsay, she hurt her leg a little, but I don't think it was serious. She had her thigh strapped. This is the first time she didn't make the semis since her come-back. :(

But they both played so well. I only saw the first two sets, but it was great match. So much power! :eek: I have to say Lindsay was serving a lot better than earlier in the week, so that's an encouraging sign.

Ok, switching over to the ATP!

YAAAAY ROGER! :bounce: Thank you so much for taking out that nasty player whom I won't even name. ;)

Layla
10-11-2002, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Unfortunately, I have to go now.

I won't be around at all tomorrow as I will desperately be trying to catch up on my work. So Leo & ILR, you two will surely pass me while I'm gone ;) I guess I'll have to give up my dorkness, what a pity.

Bye, everyone :wavey:

Awwww, bye TH! ( You will be sorely missed. :( But I understand completely. I'm so swamped I probably won't be here much either. I will never relinquish my dokness though. :p

I'll cheer for Kimmy tomorrow. :)

See you when you get back. I really hope you work fast and get done in no time, so you won't have to spend TOO much time away. ;)

Layla
10-11-2002, 07:40 PM
Vera, you had lobsters? :eek: Wow, it must have been such a special dinner. I'm glad you had she had a great time. :)

I can't cheer against Moya, sorry Rogi fans. :o

GO CARLOS!!! Take the title now! :bounce:

Vera
10-11-2002, 07:54 PM
Hi Layla.:wavey:

Originally posted by Layla
Vera, you had lobsters? :eek: Wow, it must have been such a special dinner. I'm glad you had she had a great time. :)

I can't cheer against Moya, sorry Rogi fans. :o

GO CARLOS!!! Take the title now! :bounce:

Thanks. Lobsters dinner made me gained 2 lbs this morning.:eek: Good that I went swimming to try getting rid of those 2 lbs.

Ya, me cheering against Moya:rolleyes: it's so unheard of. That's what I thought I will do, but maybe I won't be able to do that when the game start tomorrow. I was so torn just now watching Marat and Guga's match that I couldn't say a cheer for any of them, I don't know who I want to win. :( Surely happy for the winner though, who turns out to be Guga.

And Seb's match should be started by now. This one is better cos I like Arnaud but I like Seb more so I can singleminded cheer for him. Allez Seb. Damned that draw though, Safin Vs Guga, Seb Vs Arnaud, and I like them all, it's so hard to cheer. Then you got some nobody on the other side (now that Escude lost:sad:) Well, Mathieus is good, so I hope he came thru.

Vera
10-11-2002, 08:29 PM
:wavey: :wavey: Becca :wavey: :wavey:

I was just wondering...can we change the forum name? I was hoping a change will give more energy to Juanqui for his next tourney in Madrid. I should also suggest some new name, but can't think of anything right now.

Anyway, don't mind me if you don't agree a change is necessary.

ILR
10-11-2002, 08:37 PM
Hi! :wavey:

So he did win!:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Well done Rogi :) :) :) :) Much as I like Carlos,Rogi is my number 1 always and forever :)I hope you can beat him,really I do,but if you dont,well Im still glad and proud that you are playing well and I suppose,there isnt a better guy you could lose to in this tourny IMO(unless Tommy was still in it!)

But for now,Congrats! http://www.gamers-forums.com/smilies/otn/party/partytime.gif http://smilies.uniquehardware.co.uk/otn/party/partysmiley.gif http://216.40.249.192/mysmilies/otn/blobs/boldlblue.gif http://216.40.241.68/otn/blobs/boldpurple.gif http://216.40.241.68/otn/blobs/boldred.gif http://216.40.241.68/otn/blobs/boldyellow.gif http://216.40.241.68/otn/blobs/bounce.gif

ILR
10-11-2002, 08:55 PM
lol looks like Im celebrating alone.;) Is there anybody out there?

Layla
10-11-2002, 09:46 PM
I'm sort of out there. ;) But I'm not celebrating. :( More sadness today. *sigh*

My darling Sebastien lost. :sad: :sad: :sad: He was my last hope.

ILR
10-11-2002, 09:49 PM
ooooooooooo OK then. :( I guess Im no good in these situations.I dont know what to say.Hmm here goes.........never mind Layla,theyre will be plenty of tournies that your boys will win,they cant win them all,unfortunately. ;)

Excuse me for being happy but my darling Rogi won.Maybe this sint the best place to say so tho............sorry :)

Layla
10-11-2002, 09:58 PM
LOL, go ahead and be happy. :) I'm happy for you. You don't have to say anything. ;) It won't help anyway. :( I'll just bury myself in work and hope that Kimmy wins the tournament.

I'm gonna go now. Still have a few pages to translate.

Good night! :wavey:

ILR
10-11-2002, 10:02 PM
awwww I feel sorry for you.:( Actually I was thinking of going because I have an important game in the morning.I think Im too tired to celebrate,maybe Ill do it after hes beaten Carlos ;) Hopefully he will.Wow thats so weird wanting Carlos to lose.But I gotta do what I gotta do.That also sounded like Im confident in him and I am.Win or lose tomorrw Im just glad hes playing the way that we know he all can.

See you soon Layla :wavey: Dont overwork yourself darlin ;)

Mrs. B
10-11-2002, 10:09 PM
YIPPEEE!!!!! Anybody here?

I just got in and saw the good news!!!!!! Roger kicked Bohdan U's ass!!!!! 6-3, 6-3

ILR
10-11-2002, 10:11 PM
well I was gonna go Mrs.B but Ill feel guilty for leaving you alone!Great isnt it!

Mrs. B
10-11-2002, 10:15 PM
Don't go yet, we can celebrate this win...i'm sooo happy, Emma! Bohdan got lucky there beating Juanqui but Roger's avenged him. Hehehe...;)

ILR
10-11-2002, 10:19 PM
Im not going just yet Ill stay a bit :) Yeh he did but Rogi thwarted him!I know youre very happy,I am also.Is this the right place to be talking about this seeing as *whispers* Juanqui lost to the guy Rogi whooped I hope they dont mind :)

ILR
10-11-2002, 10:20 PM
I see you again!I see this special sunday treat lasted longer than a sunday! ;)

Mrs. B
10-11-2002, 10:25 PM
I had to, so you know that i'm around and won't leave me alone.

But hey, this is a great win for Rogi and inasmuch as i like Carlos too, i'm rooting first & foremost for our Rogi.

ILR
10-11-2002, 10:29 PM
awwww I get it now.See its a good job you arent invisible because I could have left you again!;) You know I wouldnt intentionally though ;)

I know it was great but it will feel strange tomorrow.If Rogi wins he goes 7th I think.I dont know if thats the next match or the whole tourny.It wasnt very clear on the ATPtour site

Mrs. B
10-11-2002, 10:29 PM
Nah, i don't think our friends here would mind if we talk about him here...after all, Rogi & Juanqui are pals, too.

But i was just reading over Vera's suggestion to do another thread for Juanqui's matches 'cuz this one's supposed to be for Max and then it became the thread for everyone and everything, which is kinda nice, actually...

ILR
10-11-2002, 10:32 PM
Yeh I like it when we all come here.The hill has been very quiet as of late tho.......

Mrs. B
10-11-2002, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
awwww I get it now.See its a good job you arent invisible because I could have left you again!;) You know I wouldnt intentionally though ;)

I know it was great but it will feel strange tomorrow.If Rogi wins he goes 7th I think.I dont know if thats the next match or the whole tourny.It wasnt very clear on the ATPtour site

I think if Rogi wins this tournament he'll move up to 7th place in the Champion's Race...

Oh, i hope he wins tomorrow...:bounce:

ILR
10-11-2002, 10:34 PM
Yeah I believe he will hes playing really well.We'll be cheering our hardest for him :) lol OK so you understood it,maybe its just me! :p

Mrs. B
10-11-2002, 10:36 PM
Yeah, the Hill has been deserted for a while now. :( But then again it's too cold now to hold picnics there, eh?

Besides, here is more fun. Everybody seems to come here...

ILR
10-11-2002, 10:39 PM
Yeh I know,its really cold,it absolutely chucked it down today,well tonight anyway it was just a little cloudy today :( Winter is just round the corner :( I much prefer summer. :D It matches my personality! ;) :p lol

Mrs. B
10-11-2002, 10:44 PM
hehe, but you are a summer person! you're always cheerful...

Yeah, i'm looking forward to getting out of here come winter...and it won't be long now. I just wouldn't know what i'd do without atpworld. Maybe run to every internet café i could find on the beach.

Do you realize that i'll be seeing Rogi again in person in less than 2 weeks? Basel, here i come!

ILR
10-11-2002, 10:48 PM
:o :o you embarras me way too much Mrs.B!!!!Yeh please do go and find internet cafes!I for one would miss you a lot and so would everyone else!OMG Mrs.B you are very lucky I do realise you are going to Basle :) Take some great photos and dont foget to tell Rogi all about me!Who I am and how much I love him etc...........;)

I really do hate to leave you but my mum is nagging me to go to bed because it is midnight and I need to be up at 8am.:( Boooo See you soon! :wavey: Ill prob be on here tomorrow knowing me! :o :o

Mrs. B
10-11-2002, 10:58 PM
Goodnight, ilR:wavey:
Sleep well...

I'm going to bed myself....tomorrow should be a good day to watch matches. ;)

Dissident
10-12-2002, 12:14 AM
Guga won! :bounce:

And then I went to the Uni to get the results of our project contest :fiery:
We lost... And they gave the prize to a cube. :mad:
Im not saying WE should have won, but certainly we should have got a top 3 mention, and those guys shouldnt. There were at least 3 better works (Including ours).
Well, anyway, it was a great experience, and Im proud of what we did. :D
But mad. ;)

I see no one is here, and TH will be out for some time. Thats sad :( :(

Leo7
10-12-2002, 02:38 AM
horrible day :sad: lindsay :sad:

Leo7
10-12-2002, 02:46 AM
i'm exhausted, and crabby, and talking to myself. maybe i'll be in a better mood tomorrow.

lindsay :sad: :sad: :sad:

Chloe le Bopper
10-12-2002, 03:16 AM
Btw, how is your quest for a scanner working out? I haven't forgotten about the pics you promised us. I can't wait to see them.

Sadly it looks like xmas at the earliest :o

Chloe le Bopper
10-12-2002, 03:20 AM
Originally posted by Vera
:wavey: :wavey: Becca :wavey: :wavey:

I was just wondering...can we change the forum name? I was hoping a change will give more energy to Juanqui for his next tourney in Madrid. I should also suggest some new name, but can't think of anything right now.

Anyway, don't mind me if you don't agree a change is necessary.

:wavey:

This was directed at everyone right? :p I would hope so :p

My feeling is that you all post in here way more than me so I'm indifferent :D I like his name as it is, but if the more frequent posters want it to be something else and we all agree, then why not.

It is just for fun anyhow :bounce:

Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?

Vera
10-12-2002, 04:25 AM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Nah, i don't think our friends here would mind if we talk about him here...after all, Rogi & Juanqui are pals, too.

But i was just reading over Vera's suggestion to do another thread for Juanqui's matches 'cuz this one's supposed to be for Max and then it became the thread for everyone and everything, which is kinda nice, actually...

I can't say for everyone here, but I definitely love that you guys are here talking about Rogi. I think he's also our fave, besides Juanqui.

Well, you might have misunderstand me, Mrs. B. I actually was suggesting to change the name of the thread. Because I remembered we have another name for this thread at USO, and then the name was changed after USO to MAX Miryni Forum Please. And I thought it would be fun to change it again, that's all. :p

Vera
10-12-2002, 04:26 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca


:wavey:

This was directed at everyone right? :p I would hope so :p

My feeling is that you all post in here way more than me so I'm indifferent :D I like his name as it is, but if the more frequent posters want it to be something else and we all agree, then why not.

It is just for fun anyhow :bounce:

Anyone have any thoughts on the matter?

Okay, let see if anyone here has any suggestion on this. Please feel free to reject the name change suggestion.
:)

Layla
10-12-2002, 08:51 AM
Morning all! :wavey: http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/coffee.gif

Just wanted to pop in and say hi before I bury myself in work again. It's a gloomy day here in Slovenia. The sky is so gray I had to switch the light on. I put some Abdullah Ibrahim on and am all set to begin translating.

Regarding your question Vera; I don't know, I kinda like this name. It feels like home. :) I know we've changed it several times, but this one seems to have stuck. But I wouldn't mind a change if most of you want it.

Mrs. B, this thread was never intended to be the cheering thread for Juanqui, it's a chat thread to talk about anything and anyone. ;) So it doesn't really matter what it's name is. It got the current name because we wanted to show our support for Leo's quest to set up a Max Mirnyi forum. :) Oh and by all means try to find internet cafe's at the beach. ;) We'd miss you terribly. :(

Leo, don't be sad. :( Lindsay played so much better than last week or in the first match against Smashnova. Trust me on this one. She was serving a lot better. I think that's an encouraging sign. True, she lost. :sad: But you should've seen Kimmy. She's been on fire all week. :) If Lindsay continues to improve like this I see no reason why she shouldn't win a title before the end of this year.

Hitman, I'm sorry to hear you lost. :( But if you enjoyed the project and were proud of what you achieved, that probably matters more, right? :) Congrats on a job well done. :D

Right, that's it for now. See you later, I'm signing off. :wavey:

Dissident
10-12-2002, 10:56 AM
Hi, Layla.

Yeah, after the "anger" was gone I could see that it was very good any way. I dont care if the people like what we did, since Im sure many OTHER people would have liked.

Its all cool. :D

Ill be doing live scores for Lyon now. ;) :wavey:

Layla
10-12-2002, 02:09 PM
:wavey: Hitman!

I'm glad to hear that. Hmmm, I missed your live scoring. :o But you're so sweet for posting the scores. :)

The reason I missed it is that I was busy watching Kimmy win!!!

That's right, after a tough match with both of them playing fantastic tennis, Kimmy finally managed to win. She was down a break for the entire third set but she fought hard and broke back when Amelie was serving for the match at 5-3. :D She won 5 games in a row beind 5-2 down. :eek:

CONGRATS KIMMY!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

And now I will miss Moya's match, because I have to go see my best friend who is moving to Scotland in a few days. :sad:
You made my day! :)

ILR
10-12-2002, 03:06 PM
Hi :wavey:

I dont know if anyone is here to cheer for Rogi,or Moya,as the case may be!I am anyway. ;) Well anyway I played my match this morning and ended up winning 6-5!:D We were 4-1 down at halftime and we showed soo much character!We were so made up that we all did a running dive into themud at the end!Just like little kids! :rolleyes: lol.I dont think mum was too happy tho ;)

OMG!I only just found out that the match is being played now!And Eurosport is showing a cycling ceremony! :mad: :mad: :mad: EXTREMELY pissed off about this!!!!!!At least Rogi is winning 6-2 3-2 so far!Keep it up!!! :) :) :)

Mrs. B
10-12-2002, 03:21 PM
Hi, ilR!

I'm sooo happy! Roger is in the finals!!!!!

ILR
10-12-2002, 03:22 PM
Rogis in the final Rogis in the final na na na na,na na na na!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Wow,Im soooo happy! :D :D :D He destroyed Carlos by the sounds of things.:) But Ill never know because I only saw the last point.:mad: :mad: Can you believe they didnt show Moya v Federer yet now they are showing Pavel v Novak!!!Im soooooooooooo very annoyed with that honestly I am,I mean I know which match I wouldve wanted to watch(OK Im a bit biassed but you see my point)Im sat here cursing!!!!

Well anyway well done!!!You've made me really happy Rogi and you know that you can beat Pavel or Novak no problem ;)

:) :bounce: :) :bounce: :)

ILR
10-12-2002, 03:23 PM
Hi Mrs.B!!!Great isnt it!!!! :D :D :D

Leo7
10-12-2002, 03:59 PM
Originally posted by Layla
:wavey: Hitman!

I'm glad to hear that. Hmmm, I missed your live scoring. :o But you're so sweet for posting the scores. :)

The reason I missed it is that I was busy watching Kimmy win!!!

That's right, after a tough match with both of them playing fantastic tennis, Kimmy finally managed to win. She was down a break for the entire third set but she fought hard and broke back when Amelie was serving for the match at 5-3. :D She won 5 games in a row beind 5-2 down. :eek:

CONGRATS KIMMY!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


:bounce: KIMMY! :bounce: KIMMY! :bounce:

i love this girl's fighting spirit. she never gives up until the end. i hope she takes out Daniela tomorrow in the Finals. i know she will. GO KIMMY! btw, i've gotten over Davenport's loss.

Leo7
10-12-2002, 04:00 PM
great win for Roger. it looks like he is FINALLY out of his horrible slump. if he keeps this up, he could make Shanghai! tomorrow he will win his 3rd title of the year. :)

Leo7
10-12-2002, 04:04 PM
:bounce:

ILR
10-12-2002, 04:10 PM
he will indeed!Hi Leo :wavey: :kiss: :kiss: you caught me today in a great mood! :D :D :D

Scotso
10-12-2002, 04:11 PM
Paul-Henri is on a roll too :D

Scotso
10-12-2002, 04:11 PM
Becca still has this same thread title :rolleyes:

Leo7
10-12-2002, 04:19 PM
:wavey: Emma and Scottie!

Anaheim Angels kicked ass last night! homerun in the 8th inning! :) :bounce: now they lead the series over Minnesota Twins 2-1.

P-H is in a second straight final. :eek:

ILR
10-12-2002, 04:20 PM
So how r u both?Im great today! :D

Leo7
10-12-2002, 04:20 PM
Originally posted by GoLleyt
Becca still has this same thread title :rolleyes:

cuz she loves Mad Max! :bounce:

Leo7
10-12-2002, 04:22 PM
i'm feeling MUCH better today. yesterday i was in a shitty mood cuz i had a cold, lindsay lost, and school was boring!

i have a 3-day weekend! :bounce: thankyou Christpher Columbus for discovering America! :D

ILR
10-12-2002, 04:23 PM
just like you!And you still havent got your forum :mad:

ILR
10-12-2002, 04:25 PM
good,Im feeling great today!I have no 3 day weekend but did u read about my football(soccer) match?That got me in a really good mood this morning,then Rogi winning topped it off!Oh and tonight,Im having chilli con carne for tea ;) Oh and my grandad was feeling a little better today :) An all round fab day! :D

Leo7
10-12-2002, 04:25 PM
i know, it's madness! :fiery:

hey Vera, your boy Nicholas Kiefer won today in quialifying (for tms madrid) over Coria! 6-4, 7-6! :)

ILR
10-12-2002, 04:27 PM
To make today even more brill I just need Nico and Pavel to win the doubles! :) :bounce: :) :bounce: :)

Leo7
10-12-2002, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
good,Im feeling great today!I have no 3 day weekend but did u read about my football(soccer) match?That got me in a really good mood this morning,then Rogi winning topped it off!Oh and tonight,Im having chilli con carne for tea ;) Oh and my grandad was feeling a little better today :) An all round fab day! :D

sounds wonderful! glad to hear your grandad is feeling better. :) but what happened with your football game?

Leo7
10-12-2002, 04:29 PM
and i need Lindsay and Lisa to win the doubles in Filderstadt! go girls! :bounce:

ILR
10-12-2002, 04:30 PM
well we were 4-1 down at halftime and we didnt deserve it.They werent any good,we were just making silly mistakes.But then second half we totally turned it round and we ended up winning 6-5. :) Our manager was so pleased and so was I!Who can blame him,bless him :)

Leo7
10-12-2002, 04:41 PM
oh, great comeback! what's your team record?

ILR
10-12-2002, 04:42 PM
this year won 3 lost 3.Thats not bad for us I tell you that now! ;)

Leo7
10-12-2002, 04:44 PM
pretty good record. :)

Lindsay/Lisa won today in the Doubles Semis over Henin/Mauresmo 6-3, 6-1! :bounce: maybe Lindsay's first title of the year will be doubles! :) go L + L!

ILR
10-12-2002, 04:46 PM
great thats a really good win:) :bounce: :bounce: Nico is losing the TB 5-2 at the mo :( Go Nico and Pavel :) :) :) :)

Leo7
10-12-2002, 04:51 PM
oh no! fight back Nico and Pavel! :bounce: win it for emma. ;) :kiss:

ILR
10-12-2002, 04:53 PM
awwww they didnt,they lost 6-8 :( Win the 2nd and 3rd then! :) I just thought of something that could make my day even better,thats a hard thing though,the way Im feeling right now! :D England beating Slovakia in the Euro 2004 qualifying campaign :D Then my day will be complete,Im halfway to heaven! :D lol

Leo7
10-12-2002, 05:08 PM
pics of Kimmy from fildertsadt:

http://www.wtaworld.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=949846

http://www.sanexwta.com/assets/story_image/ClijstersPress100802.jpg

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021012/capt.1034428154germany_tennis_wta_mstu101.jpg

:bounce:

ILR
10-12-2002, 05:09 PM
The first one doesnt work Leo.But im gonna head off. :wavey: see you soon :wavey: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Leo7
10-12-2002, 05:12 PM
oh, okay. bye bye Emma! i hope Pavel and Lapentti can win it.

the first pic works for me. :confused:

Leo7
10-12-2002, 05:13 PM
:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

don't leave without your kisses!

ILR
10-12-2002, 06:10 PM
lol ive come back to collect them! :)

Leo7
10-12-2002, 08:03 PM
okay, good. here's one more: :kiss:

ILR
10-12-2002, 08:13 PM
;) collected this one also :kiss: :kiss:

Leo7
10-12-2002, 08:24 PM
oh :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: hehehehe

Scotso
10-12-2002, 10:48 PM
Where did you go Leo? :hearts:

Chloe le Bopper
10-13-2002, 04:22 AM
*dances*

Layla
10-13-2002, 11:46 AM
Morning! :wavey:

No one's here and I have to work anyway, so just a quick hello. The women's final is coming up soon. It's a rare occasion when I'm more excited about the women's final than the men's, but so it goes. ;)

TH, you must be so happy that your two faves are in the final. :) I just wish you could be here to cheer Kimmy on. Come back soon!!!

GOOD LUCK KIMMY!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Win the title and make this week bearable. ;) Also, Porsche is my favorite type of car, so I really want her to have it. :D

It was so quiet here yesterday! :eek: I guess this is going to be a quiet weekend. :(

See you later! :wavey: I'm off watch the final. :)

Layla
10-13-2002, 02:29 PM
KIMMY WON!!!!!!!!! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif

She's the greatest! I knew she could do it! She seemed so happy, especially when she sat down behind the wheel of that gorgeoud silver Prosche. ;)

She really made my week! I can't wait till TH sees this. :) I hope she comes back soon. :(

Mrs. B
10-13-2002, 02:52 PM
Hi, Layla!!!

I'm in NIRVANA. Our darling Roger has won the tournament in Vienna. :)

Yeah, happy to hear that Kimmy won too. But i had to watch my boy's match...

Dissident
10-13-2002, 03:47 PM
Roger won. Thats the good news of the day. :D
I like both kimmy and Dani, so it would be good anyway.

But Guga... :sad: He got tired.
Great win for Paul-Henri though.

Have you guys seen the draw for Madrid already?
Ferrero has a bye and then faces the winner of Nieminen vs Schuettler. I guess TH wont like the draw that much :(

Scotso
10-13-2002, 04:59 PM
Vamos Juan Carlos :D

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Awwww, bye TH! ( You will be sorely missed. :( But I understand completely. I'm so swamped I probably won't be here much either. I will never relinquish my dokness though. :p

I'll cheer for Kimmy tomorrow. :)

See you when you get back. I really hope you work fast and get done in no time, so you won't have to spend TOO much time away. ;)

I'm back :wavey:

Yes, I got quite a bit of work done over the weekend, but of course I missed you guys, especially after I saw that Rogi, Kimmy Daniela, and Guga advanced to their respective finals!! I couldn't believe my dream final of Kim vs Dani had come true, and I wouldn't even know what happened until way after it happened!

So I'm here (alone at the moment) and I'll be reading the old stuff ;)

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Don't go yet, we can celebrate this win...i'm sooo happy, Emma! Bohdan got lucky there beating Juanqui but Roger's avenged him. Hehehe...;)

Rogi avenged many losses to our boys this week, and did he win the title? LOL I can't wait to find out :D

I only wish now that I had bought him for my team . . . oh, well, at least I got Paul-Henri. He looks like a baby next to Guga! :eek:

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 07:03 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Guga won! :bounce:

And then I went to the Uni to get the results of our project contest :fiery:
We lost... And they gave the prize to a cube. :mad:
Im not saying WE should have won, but certainly we should have got a top 3 mention, and those guys shouldnt. There were at least 3 better works (Including ours).
Well, anyway, it was a great experience, and Im proud of what we did. :D
But mad. ;)

I see no one is here, and TH will be out for some time. Thats sad :( :(

Aww, you're so cute ;) I forgot to leave you a kiss before I left, so I'll give you one now that I'm back :kiss:

That sucks that you didn't get what you thought you deserved! :fiery: Ugh, sometimes school is just like that :rolleyes: But I'm glad you're happy with your work nonetheless, that's what matters most :)

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 07:10 PM
Originally posted by Layla
KIMMY WON!!!!!!!!! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif

She's the greatest! I knew she could do it! She seemed so happy, especially when she sat down behind the wheel of that gorgeoud silver Prosche. ;)

She really made my week! I can't wait till TH sees this. :) I hope she comes back soon. :(

::unleashing a scream of happiness:: AAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

My dream final with my dream ending!!!!!!!

Congrats to Kimmy!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I can't wait to update my website :D:D:D:D

Now you have to come back, Layla, so we can celebrate together :D :bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Roger won. Thats the good news of the day. :D
I like both kimmy and Dani, so it would be good anyway.

But Guga... :sad: He got tired.
Great win for Paul-Henri though.

Have you guys seen the draw for Madrid already?
Ferrero has a bye and then faces the winner of Nieminen vs Schuettler. I guess TH wont like the draw that much :(

Congrats to Rogi & Paul-Henri!! P-H must have come up with the goods to take down Guga. I'm very happy that he's coming into his own, he might join the to-watch group on my website :)

NO, I haven't seen the main draw yet but knew I'd have to write up my preview tonight before updating my website. Jarkko vs Juanqui?!?! :eek: Oh, dear. It's a dream match for me, but I also hate that it's coming so soon in the tournament :fiery:

First Jarkko has to get through Rainer Schuettler, so I'll concentrate on that and take the second round as it comes ;)

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 07:24 PM
Congrats to Rogi! :) Looks like the slump is broken :D

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 07:26 PM
Rogi remembers Peter Carter during his victory speech :sad:

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 07:43 PM
And we mustn't forget our girls, Kim & Daniela :)

LOL!! Kimmy & Daniela are playing doubles together in Zurich!!

Layla
10-13-2002, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


::unleashing a scream of happiness:: AAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

My dream final with my dream ending!!!!!!!

Congrats to Kimmy!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I can't wait to update my website :D:D:D:D

Now you have to come back, Layla, so we can celebrate together :D :bounce::bounce:

Hey, you're back!!! :bounce: But I wasn't here and now you're gone. :( Well, I've been incredibly busy myself and still am, so I don't have time to chat anyway. But I do have time for a little celebration. ;)

Let's dance! http://smilies.uniquehardware.co.uk/contrib/Mandy/leglift.gif http://smilies.uniquehardware.co.uk/contrib/Mandy/leglift.gif http://smilies.uniquehardware.co.uk/contrib/Mandy/leglift.gif

I'm so incredibly happy for her. :) I got to see all the important matches and she was magnificent.

I don't know which Porsche she got but they all look good to me. :D

Layla
10-13-2002, 09:03 PM
Article on Yahoo: :D

FILDERSTADT, Germany (Ticker) - Kim Clijsters overcame a cold and Daniela Hantuchova to capture the $625,000 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Sunday.

Clijsters defeated Hantuchova, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, in only the fourth final in the last 25 years of this event to extend to three sets.

The sixth-seeded Belgian earned $97,000 for her second title of the year and her first since the Betty Barclay Cup in May.

"I don't know how I'm still standing after these three matches in the last 48 hours," Clijsters said after a final that lasted nearly two hours. "When I drove the Porsche on the court at the end, I just wanted to lie down, and with having a cold, I really started feeling it in the third set."

In the first all-teen final and the lowest-seeded championship match in the event's history, the 19-year-old Belgian broke Hantuchova in the ninth game of the third set before serving out her eighth-career crown.

"I just told myself, 'One more match to go, then I can have a few days off before playing in Zurich,'" Clijsters said. "I'm really proud, though, of winning these three very tough matches over Lindsay (Davenport), Amelie (Mauresmo) and Daniela."

Hantuchova, 19, was hoping to capture her second career title. She was the surprise winner at Indian Wells in March.

"Of course I am very disappointed," she said. "I had a really big chance to win the tournament at 4-4, 40-15 on my serve, but Kim is a great competitor, a great fighter."

The eighth-seeded Slovakian will have to settle for a career-high singles ranking of No. 9 when the list is released Monday.

"I can be happy with the way I played this match - I was aggressive when I needed to be," said Hantuchova, who took home $51,500. "Getting into the top 10, too, this week - or should I say next week - is very special for me, and I'm excited about this."

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 09:04 PM
Hey, Layla! I'm here! :)

Still working on updating my website, LOL. Tons and tons of pictures that I missed while I was away.

Kimmy chose a 2003 Porshe Boxster over a $97,000 winner's check. That's what she and Dani are sitting on in the picture I posted. It's very lovely.

Layla
10-13-2002, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by hitman

Have you guys seen the draw for Madrid already?
Ferrero has a bye and then faces the winner of Nieminen vs Schuettler. I guess TH wont like the draw that much :(

Hmmm, depending on who wins the 1st round match, I might be the one who's more upset. ;) Rainer is one of MY faves, but that's not even the worrying part. He's got a winning record over Juanqui. :( He leads 2-1 in their head-to-heads. True, Ferrero won their last encounter, but that was on clay and Schüttler retired with a muscle pull. And let's not forget it's a second round match. :eek: Well, technically anyway, otherwise it's the first match for Juanqui, so it might be alright. ;)

Anyway, looking forward to Madrid and live scoring. :) Obviously, there's a very important week ahead of us. The first decisive Master.

It's never too early to wish him luck, so

GOOD LUCK JUANQUI! :)

Layla
10-13-2002, 09:17 PM
Oh hi TH! :wavey:

Good to see you again. :) So I posted the wrong car then? :o Nevermind. Like I said, they're all beautiful. :D

I'm happy about Roger too. :D It's good to see him out of the slump. I saw that ceremony and the moment when he cried. :sad: It was incredibly sad and moving. Brought tears to my eyes. But I'll never forget how he cried when he won in Hamburg. :) He just couldn't help himself. I love the fact that he's emotional like that.

Oh yeah, Slovenia got trashed by France in the European Cup qualifiers (soccer) 5-0. :eek: Ouch. What a disaster.

As for Mathieu, what can I say. The kid is phenomenal. Even though he must have been dead tired, he kept firing his awesome shots and taking risks. His backhands down the line were out of this world. Congrats on 2 titles in a row. :D

Layla
10-13-2002, 09:18 PM
This deserves to be posted here. :D

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021013/capt.1034528056germany_tennis_wta_filderstadt_mstu 101.jpg

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 09:28 PM
Yes, that's one of my favorite Kim pictures. :)

Unfortunately, the only ones I saw of Daniela today were of her being really frustrated and throwing her racquet :(

But I think it's really great that they're playing doubles together in Zurich this week! That's going to be really strange :eek:

I wish I could have seen Rogi's speech, I was quite moved by the picture when I saw it (hence posting it). He's still thinking about Peter . . . I hope that gave him some of the courage to break out of the slump. All he has to do now is give some pointers to Micha :(

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 09:30 PM
Sorry I'm sort of in and out, I'm writing my TMS Madrid preview ;) Some crazy/exciting potential matchups!!

Layla
10-13-2002, 09:47 PM
Ooooh, I can't wait to read your preview. :)

LOL, I'm in and out too, I'm editing my translation. But I probably won't be able to do that for too long. My concentration is waning. ;) I'm just searching through the web for certain words. I'm might have to do the actual final editing tomorrow though. But that's just the first text, I still have the other one to do. :rolleyes:

I didn't hear what Roger said about Peter at the ceremony. :( The stupid Austrian commentators kept talking very loudly and he was speaking in German anyway. At first I thought he was crying because he was happy, but those were not really tears of joy, so it occurred to me that he might be speaking about Peter. :sad:

Layla
10-13-2002, 09:52 PM
Lol, I know you guys don't really care about Koubek, but I thought this was funny.

->> - CLOWNING AROUND...During the CA Tennis Trophy in Vienna, Austrian No. 1 STEFAN KOUBEK made a stop at Circus Roncalli, Germany's most famous circus, which currently is performing in the Austrian capital. Not content to sit and watch, Koubek got into the spirit of the occasion by shaving his beard and dressed up as a clown complete with a full makeover. He then performed in the Circus Roncalli Show as a clown, impressing all those present by juggling plates and tennis racquets. "Normally I never shave during a tournament," said Koubek." But with all the make-up I have to put on, the beard just had to go." Other players visiting the Circus during the week were NICOLAS LAPENTTI, MARIANO ZABALETA, XAVIER MALISSE, AGUSTIN CALLERI, GUILLERMO CORIA and JIRI NOVAK.

I can totally picture Koubek as a clown. LMAO! :D

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 10:06 PM
There are pictures of him dressed up as a clown on the Vienna website! Just, you know, if you wanted to see it for real ;)

I have finally finished my preview and am about to post it, so I hope you all enjoy!!

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 10:26 PM
FINALLY! After three hours, the website is updated.

LOL, I've never been so tired in my life ;)

Layla
10-13-2002, 10:45 PM
Thanks for informing me about Koubek. ;) LMAO! He's too funny.

Wow, I just read your commentary and I absolutely love it. :) It's one of your best commentaries to date. Keep up the good work. ;)

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Thanks for informing me about Koubek. ;) LMAO! He's too funny.

Wow, I just read your commentary and I absolutely love it. :) It's one of your best commentaries to date. Keep up the good work. ;)

Thank you for the compliments :) I hope I'm at least partially right about one of the quarters, because lately I've not been so great at picking the winners. Surprisingly enough to me is that Paul-Henri Mathieu isn't playing, he didn't even get a special exemption from qualifying!! So that angle's out, as well as Hewitt. I'm secretly happy he's not playing, I think it opens up the draw more :o

Here's Koubek the Clown, first of three pictures :D

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 10:51 PM
He can juggle, too! :eek:

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 10:51 PM
:o:eek:;)

Layla
10-13-2002, 11:09 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Thank you for the compliments :) I hope I'm at least partially right about one of the quarters, because lately I've not been so great at picking the winners. Surprisingly enough to me is that Paul-Henri Mathieu isn't playing, he didn't even get a special exemption from qualifying!! So that angle's out, as well as Hewitt. I'm secretly happy he's not playing, I think it opens up the draw more :o

Here's Koubek the Clown, first of three pictures :D

YAY!!! Thanks for posting the pics. :D I hope they make someone else laugh besides me ;) but I love seeing them here. We need more cheerfulness after all that gloom. :o

Don't worry about not being able to pick the winner. You're not the only one. :o Last week was particularly bad for most of us at the prediction game. There HAVE been so many surprises in the past few weeks, nobody could have predicted that. Unless they were psychic.

I really hope you will join the prediction game when it starts from scratch next year. :)

Ok, I have to go to bed now, then wake up early for more work. :mad:

See you tomorrow. Sleep tight. Goodnight! :wavey:

TennisHack
10-13-2002, 11:13 PM
LOL, good luck with your work. I, too, should be working but oh, well. I think I deserve a bit of a rest :o

I don't know if I'll be able to handle another game, hitman's is quite enough work, LOL :)

Dissident
10-14-2002, 01:56 AM
lol @ Koubek. :D

I LOVE Porsches. They are my fave cars. :) ANY of them, it gives you this impression of wild. :p Ill ask Kim if she doesnt want to give it to me. :o

Anyway, we have a busy day tomorrow
Ill be able to follow the tennis these two first days, since Im on holiday. :D

Its good to see the action here again. TH and/or Layla cant leave or this dies and gets so sad... :(
Anyway, good tennis for everyone tomorrow!

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 02:09 AM
Finally, you return! :wavey:

I'm not sure if I should take that as a compliment if this place dies without me. :o

My favorite cars are closely related to Porshes--Mercedes Benz. Not really the newer models that are weird and boxy looking, but the older, more stately models.

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 03:14 AM
American coverage of TMS Madrid:

Thursday 1-3 pm EST ESPN
Friday 1-3 pm ESPN
Saturday 4-5:30 pm ESPN2
Sunday 2:30-4:30 pm ESPN2

First of all, why are they only giving an hour and a half of their time to semifinal Saturday? :rolleyes: That makes zero sense. Secondly, I will be away, class or work, during the week that it's on :rolleyes::rolleyes: So now the chances are slim to none that I'll get to see my favorite players. GRRR ESPN and your drek coverage!! :fiery:

Vera
10-14-2002, 05:38 AM
Congrats to Rogi and his devoted fans! He's baaaaacck!:bounce: I would like it very much to see Rogi and Juanqui together in Shanghai. I won't mind if the season end today, this will be the ideal Race position for all my faves. Just everyone holds their ground until TMC.

Congrats to Guga too. Though he lost and that made Hitman sad. But Guga's back to his great form and that's good news. He'll be back to Top 10 in no time. Paul-Henri's 2 in a roll, way to go! And if there's any consolation to Hitman, Brazilian team won the Men Volleyball World Championship today. Brazil is now dominating the football and volleyball world, that's a lot to celebrate about.

Kiefer lost in Quali :sad: to Jan-Mike:fiery: I hope JMG gets his ass kicked in the first round by Pavel.

Well, good luck to Alex in his first round against Vicente.
And good luck to Juanqui.

Layla
10-14-2002, 08:56 AM
Morning! :wavey:

Just a quick hello.

TH, I'm sure you could handle the prediction game. You like predicting anyway, right? We skip the early rounds anyway, so it doesn't take a lot of time. I'll work on persuading you during the off-season. ;)

Pffffffft @ your coverage. :rolleyes: I was hoping you'd give me the reports. That sounds like really crap coverage.

lol Hitman, I've already asked her and she said dream on. :p Porsche is my dream car. :hearts: One day I will own one. :D

Vera, I'm so mad at Gambill for taking out Kiefer. :fiery: Thank goodness Santoro made it through. *phew*

Why is the draw in Madrid only 48 anyway??? :confused: It's a master, so it should have a draw of at least 64. Can someone shed some light on this?

Right, gotta run now. Good luck to all my faves today. :)

Layla
10-14-2002, 09:09 AM
A trip down memory lane... Last year's finalists at Stuttgart. :)

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 12:27 PM
Good morning, all! :)

The Jarkko-Rainer match just ended, and I'm quite happy to report that JARKKO! will be seeing Juan Carlos in the second round. It was a nailbiter of a match, even just the few seconds that I was able to follow. The score was 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5), and Jarkko was trailing in the tiebreak :eek: After having his serve broken before he could serve for the match.

Obviously Rainer played a good match, a breadstick in the first round, but I'm very very very happy that Jarkko made it through :) And I'm also positive that unless Juan Carlos isn't on his game, Jarkko won't be able to beat him--it's a confound, and I really wish I could see this match :(

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 12:36 PM
Roddick and Ferrero Enjoy Vintage Mercedes-Benz Tour

Spain's tennis sensation Juan Carlos Ferrero and American Andy Roddick took part in an early morning tour of Madrid Monday in a 1954 Mercedes-Benz Adenauer roadster, as part of a promotion to launch the inaugural Tennis Masters Madrid.

Cruising with the cabriolet top down, the two popular stars traveled in style to the famous Palacio de Oriente, a royal palace, via the Gran Vía. Also joining Roddick and Ferrero on the Mercedes-Benz tour was Manolo Santana, the tournament director. Roddick and Ferrero are just two of the big names in the main singles draw at this year's Madrid event, which begins with first-round action Monday.



Juan Carlos looking mighty fine :)

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 12:40 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Pffffffft @ your coverage. :rolleyes: I was hoping you'd give me the reports. That sounds like really crap coverage.

I'll be able to watch on the weekend, but I'm not sure if anyone I like will be left by then . . . I might just watch it anyway to brush up on PMac & C.Dri :D

ILR
10-14-2002, 03:18 PM
Hi all! :wavey:

I like that piccie of Tommy :hearts: and Max :)

Im still so happy today :D I wish Id of seen the trophy presentation.:( I would have been in tears mind you.How sweet of him to dedicate his win to Peter.:) Such a great guy :)

I was pleased to find out that I got an A- in my English coursework but I found out that in order to get an A overall Im going to have to write out a whole piece of coursework :rolleyes: Today I think winter has arrived. :( Lots of rain and very cold.Everyone was talking about winter and how exciting it is,wearing their gloves and scarves etc, but I cant help but disagree.I want the sun.It wouldnt be so bad if it snowed in winter but we usually just get hail,rain and if we are very lucky a bit of snow.:rolleyes: I think about myself almost freezing to death and then lucky Mrs.B going to the Philippines ;) :rolleyes:

Leo7
10-14-2002, 04:14 PM
:wavey: hello.

congrats to kimmy, roger, and lindsay/lisa on their title wins yesterday. :) :) :) finally lindsay has won a title in 2002, even if it is only doubles! :) :) :) (can't stop smiling)

Anaheim Angels won yesterday also. they crushed Minnesota 13-5 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. just one more game to go and they're in the WORLD SERIES! :eek: :D

Leo7
10-14-2002, 04:16 PM
wonderful pic, layla. i was so happy for both tommy and mad max. :) i hope one of them will be in the finals again this year, against juanqui. :)

ILR
10-14-2002, 04:17 PM
Hi:wavey: :kiss:

(can't stop smiling)

You and me both darlin!:D Erm I dont really understand about the Anaheim Angels,but it sounds pretty darn good! :p :rolleyes: @ me.

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 04:18 PM
Hey, you two :wavey:

Boy, Layla must be bogged down if she hasn't come by yet! :eek:

ILR, I love winter. Today was the first day I was able to wear long sleeves and a sweatshirt and I was quite happy about it :) Unfortunately, the powers that be have decided to turn the heat on full blast in the buildings so you bundle up to go outside and hit a wall of heat when you go inside. It's really annoying :rolleyes: but what can you do.

:bounce: Yay for the cold!

What's going on with Max's match? Is/Was he trouble? I suppose I should break out the scoreboard, eh? ;)

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 04:20 PM
Ooh! Juanqui is on the scoreboard :) This is what's so nice about having a TMS in Spain :hearts:

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 04:21 PM
:eek::eek: MAX!!! :sad: NO!!

You can't be down 4-6, 4-5 to Robredo on his serve!!

ILR
10-14-2002, 04:22 PM
Hi TH :wavey:

lol I think you could wear long sleeves in our summer,no problem!It gets really really cold,thats what I dont like.And I do like it when Im not outside!I like curling up infront of the fire,watching TV(preferably tennis or some sport of some type ;) ) with a nice hot drink. :)