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Leo7
10-14-2002, 04:23 PM
lmao @ koubek the clown. :D

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 04:24 PM
Max :sad::sad::sad::sad:

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 04:25 PM
"That's right, boy, I own this town." :D

Leo7
10-14-2002, 04:27 PM
no, did max lose? wtf! :sad: :sad: :sad:

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 04:28 PM
He lost in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 to Tommy Robredo.

Leo7
10-14-2002, 04:32 PM
lmao! great pics of juanqui! :D

emma, the anaheim angels are a baseball team. USA is very pro-baseball... and the world series is coming up. :D

Leo7
10-14-2002, 04:33 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
He lost in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 to Tommy Robredo.

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooo

:sad:

ILR
10-14-2002, 04:33 PM
ah thanx for explaining Leo we dont have Baseball over here,I take it you knew that.;) Oh well good luck to them,seeing as they are your team :) Poor Max. :(

Leo7
10-14-2002, 04:35 PM
yes, i knew. but actually my team is already out. the NY yankees lost to anaheim in the first round of playoffs. and so did the oakland athletics. :(

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 04:37 PM
Originally posted by Layla
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?

Well, I'm wondering if it's so that they don't suffer the same problem that has plagued other tournaments recently--getting through the first round. Because tomorrow second round matches start :eek: Juanqui & Jarkko are the feature match on Central Court :D, and Michel is up first on Court 1 at noon (guess I'll know what happened to him when I wake up in the morning :() James, if he wins today (!!) is up against Safin.

But I could be totally wrong.

Leo7
10-14-2002, 04:40 PM
ooops, i forgot to give emma a kiss! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: (you get 5 today cuz i'm extra happy) :)

ILR
10-14-2002, 04:41 PM
oh lol.New York Yankees lost? :eek: Hmm I thought they were good,but then again even the best teams or sportspeople lose.NYY sell a lot of merchandise over here even though most people probably dont even know who they are!Everyone wears these caps.......

(I know you know what they look like but I think this hat is cool .):cool: :p

ILR
10-14-2002, 04:42 PM
wow!Thanx arent I lucky? ;) Well seeing as Im really happy you can have 10!

:kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Leo7
10-14-2002, 04:47 PM
thanks for the 10 kisses! you are too generous. :kiss:

i hope Hackie isn't freaked out by this ;)

yes, i have a Yankee cap.

ILR
10-14-2002, 04:49 PM
lol I dont think she will be! ;) Im in an even more generous mood that usual! ;) I have one too.Its blue :)

ILR
10-14-2002, 04:58 PM
erm,consider Hackie freaked!She left :(

Leo7
10-14-2002, 05:07 PM
lol. come back Hackie!

ILR
10-14-2002, 05:08 PM
Ill brb Leo :wavey: just having my tea.Gimme 15 mins :)

Leo7
10-14-2002, 05:15 PM
okay, see you soon! :)

Dissident
10-14-2002, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Morning! :wavey:

Just a quick hello.

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

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

Hi :wavey:

:sad: How rude... :(

;)

Good luck with your work :wavey:

Dissident
10-14-2002, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by Vera
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.

Oh yes, I watched the volleyball match and it was wonderful. So equal and nerve cracking. And the perfect finale with Giovane hitting that beautiful ace. The guys ruled. :D
And Im happy for Guga being playing so well. I was disappointed yesterday, but now Im happy for him.
Too bad he had to draw Paradorn in the opener tomorrow. :(
I just hope he gets the chance to play Henman. Thats all Im asking for this week.
Thanks for your sweet words! :wavey:

Leo7
10-14-2002, 05:32 PM
:wavey: hitman!

ILR
10-14-2002, 05:36 PM
Im back! :)

Leo7
10-14-2002, 05:48 PM
hello again. :kiss:

Leo7
10-14-2002, 05:48 PM
what is tea in Britain? does that literally mean you have tea? or is it like dinner?

ILR
10-14-2002, 05:50 PM
o yeh tea is dinner.I forget you call it that. :) Whereas dinner to us is what you call lunch.lol

Leo7
10-14-2002, 05:53 PM
lol! so confusing!

ILR
10-14-2002, 05:55 PM
I know!I had to get used to it when I went to Canada to visit my family!

Leo7
10-14-2002, 06:03 PM
lol. i don't know all the differences. but of course soccer in USA is football in England (and most countries). and fries in USA is chips in England.

ILR
10-14-2002, 06:06 PM
yeh stuff like that,do u ever watch soccer/football?lol I dont know what to call it! :p

Leo7
10-14-2002, 06:21 PM
no, not really. but i did watch as bit of world cup this year. :)

ILR
10-14-2002, 06:26 PM
lol the World Cup :rolleyes: I dont like talking about that. :rolleyes: @ Ronaldihno

Leo7
10-14-2002, 06:26 PM
i used to play football (soccer) on my traveling town team. i sucked tho. :o

Leo7
10-14-2002, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol the World Cup :rolleyes: I dont like talking about that. :rolleyes: @ Ronaldihno

who's that? :confused:

ILR
10-14-2002, 06:30 PM
only the really ugly guy who scored the winner and knocked England out :sad: lol

Chloe le Bopper
10-14-2002, 06:39 PM
I don't like talking about World Cup because I was rooting for Spain, and well,.... lets not talk about it :fiery:

Chloe le Bopper
10-14-2002, 06:42 PM
SOmeone was talking about the Yankees losing I see :cool:

What a swell topic, you should definately talk about it more often :bounce:

Go Giants :D

ILR
10-14-2002, 06:45 PM
oh lol I can see why,they were my 3rd team behing England and Italy ;)

Leo7
10-14-2002, 06:47 PM
okay, i have to go! ttyl! :kiss: to Emma!

Becca, i see you're a Giants fan. it looks like they are on their way to the World Series, having a lead on St. Louis right now. :)

ILR
10-14-2002, 06:50 PM
ok then see you later Leo :wavey: might go myself,my eyes hurt!!!

Leo7
10-14-2002, 06:52 PM
lol! bye-bye :wavey:

btw, Hackie was right about them having a pic of Juanqui on the Live Scores page on the Madrid site. you should check it out. ;)

ILR
10-14-2002, 06:55 PM
lol OK then;) talk soon :wavey:

ILR
10-14-2002, 07:01 PM
hmmm Ive just seen Mrs.B post something,but I cant see her..........

Mrs. B
10-14-2002, 07:17 PM
:wavey:

Vera
10-14-2002, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by Leo7

btw, Hackie was right about them having a pic of Juanqui on the Live Scores page on the Madrid site. you should check it out. ;)

I like this TMS a lot, they know who to focus on:D While aimlessly staring at the scoreboard to wait for it to change, now we have something nice to fix our eyes on:drool: Talking about scoreboard, Alex is fighting his heart out with Vicente in the 2nd. Vamos Alex :bounce:

I was just looking at the order of play for tomorrow. Our coverage starts at 11am, that's exactly the same time as Juanqui's match starts. I'm not sure if we are getting live coverage. But, OMG, if I'm lucky...I'm holding my breath, hoping I won't die of disappointment come tomorrow. If I ever get to Juanqui on TV..........

Vera
10-14-2002, 07:51 PM
Seems like no one is here at the moment. But I'll say hi anyway.

Hi everyone:wavey:

Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to all canadians here.

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
i hope Hackie isn't freaked out by this ;)

Lucky for you two, I was already gone by then.

Or should I say, lucky for me?

ILR
10-14-2002, 08:13 PM
depends how you see it Hackie ;)

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by Vera
I was just looking at the order of play for tomorrow. Our coverage starts at 11am, that's exactly the same time as Juanqui's match starts. I'm not sure if we are getting live coverage. But, OMG, if I'm lucky...I'm holding my breath, hoping I won't die of disappointment come tomorrow. If I ever get to Juanqui on TV..........

OMG :eek: Vera :eek::eek:

If by some lucky miracle you DO get to see this match, please tell us about it. Tell me how Jarkko's playing as well, I want him to be on the right track to defending his final points next week. I don't know if you've ever seen him play, but I trust your judgment in playing level across all conditions ;)

And yes, I too am loving the fact that this TMS has been all about Juanqui so far ;)

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
depends how you see it Hackie ;)

LOL, I'm no big fan of public displays of affection.

ILR
10-14-2002, 08:16 PM
oh erm,oooops ;)

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 08:21 PM
Yeah, like my lone objection is going to stop you two from mating like rabbits :rolleyes: ;)

ILR
10-14-2002, 08:22 PM
oooooooo lol have we upset u? ;)

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 08:25 PM
Nope, not at all. In fact, I'm quite flattered that you took into account my feelings in the midst of it all.

ILR
10-14-2002, 08:26 PM
aw OK then,We'll see what we can do ;) (maybe :p)

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 08:31 PM
For Layla :)

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 08:40 PM
:sad: James lost today as well, 6-4, 6-2 to Agustin Calleri.

I hope this was just a freak occurence and not an omen for the week ahead.

Vera
10-14-2002, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


OMG :eek: Vera :eek::eek:

If by some lucky miracle you DO get to see this match, please tell us about it. Tell me how Jarkko's playing as well, I want him to be on the right track to defending his final points next week. I don't know if you've ever seen him play, but I trust your judgment in playing level across all conditions ;)

And yes, I too am loving the fact that this TMS has been all about Juanqui so far ;)

You bet! I'll give you guys a detail report if my dream comes true tomorrow. I kept checking at my TV schedule and the order of play, I just can't believe my eyes:o It felt like a dream:D sweet dream:angel:

I've seen Jarkko before, didn't he win TMS Toronto??? Oh, errr, that happened in the musical :p But seriously though, I saw him in Cincy beating Lleyton in the first set, he was brilliant and made Lleyton looked helpless, in the first set. And I remembered saying Wow to myself. But he lost his concentration after the first set.

Anyway. I will be very objective in terms of their performance on the skill level. But I can't be too objective on who's better looking on court :o Hehe, better looking, I mean.... who has handsomer strokes and better serves...of course of course, what else can I mean:D , we are focusing only on the tennis, right! :o :rolleyes: :D Hey, TH, I can tell you who's hair is lighter!

Like I say, I'm getting overly excited now, I just hope I do get to see it on TV tomorrow.

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Vera
I've seen Jarkko before, didn't he win TMS Toronto??? Oh, errr, that happened in the musical :p But seriously though, I saw him in Cincy beating Lleyton in the first set, he was brilliant and made Lleyton looked helpless, in the first set. And I remembered saying Wow to myself. But he lost his concentration after the first set.

Anyway. I will be very objective in terms of their performance on the skill level. But I can't be too objective on who's better looking on court :o Hehe, better looking, I mean.... who has handsomer strokes and better serves...of course of course, what else can I mean:D , we are focusing only on the tennis, right! :o :rolleyes: :D Hey, TH, I can tell you who's hair is lighter!

Like I say, I'm getting overly excited now, I just hope I do get to see it on TV tomorrow.

LMAO!!! :D I'd be ecstatic myself if I had the chance to see it :) But it starts at 2 pm EST time I'll be in class! :( So I guess I'll have send my love many many times beforehand.

The good news is, Jarkko's only 21, so he's definitely on the right track to a promising career :)

Thank you thank you thank you anyway!!

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 10:13 PM
I see Layla! :wavey:

Layla
10-14-2002, 10:27 PM
Hello again! :wavey:

I'm too exhausted to talk really, but I couldn't go to bed without dropping by.

Fabrice! :hearts: Blissfully happy that he made it past the first round and will meet Tommy next (what a match that could be). Thank you TH! :D I'm really grateful for that. My sore eyes will take comfort in it, as well as in the gorgeous pics of Juanqui in that Mercedes. :) Good to see Juan Carlos being the star of the tournament for a change. ;)

This biggest shock of the first day has too be James's early exit! :eek: I still can't believe it. He was up 4-1 in the first set, crusing along. I wonder what happened because suddenly it was 4-4 and then he lost the set and got broken twice in the second one.

I'm sad for Max, especilly because he will lose all those points. :sad: But that can mean only one thing, that Tommy has made it past his first hurdle. :) I hope Novak will be tired and he can go a step further. A Moya-Robredo 3rd round match would be quite a treat. But Moya needs to defeat Gonzalez first. :( I have a feeling that Gonzalez will choke though. I hope I'm right.

TH, I just remembered something. Tomorrow morning I will get to see 1 hour of highlights on DSF, a German sports channel that always covers the masters (but only highlights). I wonder who they will show, but I'm pretty sure one of them will be Schüttler, so I might get to see a bit of Jarkko. :) Hmm, no wonder three Germans are among my faves. I get to see them a lot. ;)

Vera, I believe it's your turn to be lucky with the coverage. :D I'll keep my fingers crossed and will eagerly await your report. Lol at handsome strokes. Of course that's what you meant. ;)

Hitman, thanks. I HAAAAAAAATE MY WORK!!!! :fiery: But it's coming along. Around 10 more days of torture and I should be ok again, but only provided I don't accept any more texts, should they come my way. I think I'll tell everyone I'm taking a vacation. I can't take it anymore. :(

Ok, going to bed now. Tomorrow we'll get to cheer for our beloved Juan Carlos again (except for TH, who will be secretly rooting for Jarkko ;) Just to make Juanqui jealous. :p ). :)

Night night! :wavey:

TennisHack
10-14-2002, 10:37 PM
Aww, that sucks that you're being worked to death :( You really should take a vacation from it, it sounds like you need it. Give your brain a break!

Oooooooooooh highlights!! I'd kill for any piece of info you have at this point. Imagine my excitement when I found two pictures from today!! Vera, his hair is darker than I remembered it, but maybe that's because of the lighting or something :o

Ok, going to bed now. Tomorrow we'll get to cheer for our beloved Juan Carlos again (except for TH, who will be secretly rooting for Jarkko ;) Just to make Juanqui jealous. :p ). :)

Oh :o I indeed will be cheering for Jarkko, but only because he's going to need it!! He's playing the featured match on center court against one of the darlings of Spanish tennis! He's going to need all the help he can get!!

The only difference is, I won't be upset if he's defeated ;) Because I admire his constitution to stay in matches :)

Good night :wavey: See you tomorrow, then :)

Leo7
10-14-2002, 11:20 PM
good night layla. sweet dreams. :)

Leo7
10-14-2002, 11:28 PM
oh poor Layla! how can they give you so much work? we missed you today. ;)

lucky Vera! i hope you get to see Juanqui play live! that should be a really interesting match with Jarkko.

Leo7
10-14-2002, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

And yes, I too am loving the fact that this TMS has been all about Juanqui so far ;)

i know, and he hasn't even played a match yet. everybody loves juanqui! :D

Leo7
10-14-2002, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Yeah, like my lone objection is going to stop you two from mating like rabbits :rolleyes: ;)

lol. hmmm, probably wouldn't stop us. ;)

Leo7
10-14-2002, 11:47 PM
seems like i'm talking to myself. :rolleyes: but that's okay b/c today was a great day in tennis (with the exception of Mirnyi's first round loss). :)

Leo7
10-14-2002, 11:49 PM
btw, i'm so pleased with Misha's win today. 6-2, 6-2! :) i hope he can do well for his father...

Chloe le Bopper
10-15-2002, 12:38 AM
VERA - you get coverage at 11 :eek:

SO I get it al arg, 2? :D

:bounce:

It was suppposed to be on today, but wtf- FISHING?

Scotso
10-15-2002, 12:44 AM
I don't get coverage until Thursday :fiery:

Hi Leo :hearts:

Dissident
10-15-2002, 01:22 AM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol the World Cup :rolleyes: I dont like talking about that. :rolleyes: @ Ronaldihno

:D:D:D

;)

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 01:44 AM
Apparently Leo has worked it out so that Juanqui's match starts at 1 pm EST--which means I'LL BE IN CLASS :fiery::fiery::fiery: That makes me so angry!!! And I won't be back until probably after it's finished completely :eek:

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
lol. hmmm, probably wouldn't stop us. ;)

:rolleyes:

Although, I guess I can't say much, I quite enjoyed fighting over hitman ;)

And, oooh, it looks like Scotty's set his eyes to you, Leo. Looks like we may have another fight yet over a man! :D

Dissident
10-15-2002, 01:47 AM
:o

Dont do that, my heart is big. ;)

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 02:23 AM
Originally posted by hitman
:o

Dont do that, my heart is big. ;)

But maybe I don't want to share you! :eek:

Layla
10-15-2002, 07:45 AM
Morning! :wavey: http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/Smilies_klein_1/jump_to_dotted_line.gif

Actually, this is what I need. ;)

http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/Smilies_klein_1/pump.gif

I've done some work and now it's time for me to have breakfast and watch those Madrid TMS highlights on the German channel. :)

TH and Leo, it sucks that you'll be in class during Juanqui's match. :( That means I'll be cheering all alone again. :( But the result must be different this time. :p

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

Layla
10-15-2002, 09:08 AM
Right, I've seen the highlights. The two featured matches Mirnyi vs. Robredo :) and Rios vs. Gaudio :rolleyes:

Sorry TH, I only saw 3 points of Jarkko's match but he seemed very impressive. :) He was moving really well and hit some sweet volleys.

As for Mirnyi, he seemed a bit sluggish but maybe that was just because he was playing against one of the fastest guys on the tour. ;) I really love the way Robredo moves. :) So lighty and with such speed. :eek: And he excels at hitting the ball on the move. I was also impressed by his actions at the net. And his backhand down the line was really working miracles. I didn't exactly paint the lines but it got the job done. A beautiful shot to watch.

Hehe, they showed Juanqui watching Robredo's match. ;) He really is quite bond, but it suits him. :) They also showed a bit of Juanqui and Andy getting into the car, but they concentrated mostly on the car. :p If I understood them correctly, Juanqui's match will be one of the featred matches on tomorrow's highlight! :D That would make me very happy indeed, but I find it a bit strange. DSF (the channel) is famous for ignoring Ferrero. They haven't exactly endeared themselves to me so far.

That's it from me for now. :wavey: Back to work. :(

Leo7
10-15-2002, 10:42 AM
thanks for the update Layla! i hope you get to see Juanqui's match on DSF tomorrow! ;)

Leo7
10-15-2002, 10:43 AM
and how nice of Juan Carlos to cheer on his friend Tommy. :) Robredo better be there for Ferrero's match today!

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 01:01 PM
Morning, everyone :wavey:

Indeed, I will be in class, but if it starts at 2 pm EST instead of 1 pm I might be able to catch the last part of it. :) I will try, at least.

Originally posted by Layla
Actually, this is what I need. ;)

http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/Smilies_klein_1/pump.gif



:( It's not good to feel that way so early in the morning. But I see that you were cheered a bit ;)


Sorry TH, I only saw 3 points of Jarkko's match but he seemed very impressive. He was moving really well and hit some sweet volleys.

LOL, that's okay :) Good to know he's moving well . . . at least one of my young hopefuls is :( I hope he gives Juan Carlos a good match today ;)


Hehe, they showed Juanqui watching Robredo's match. He really is quite bond, but it suits him. They also showed a bit of Juanqui and Andy getting into the car, but they concentrated mostly on the car. If I understood them correctly, Juanqui's match will be one of the featred matches on tomorrow's highlight! That would make me very happy indeed, but I find it a bit strange. DSF (the channel) is famous for ignoring Ferrero. They haven't exactly endeared themselves to me so far.


Woohoo!! So you'll get to see him after all!! :sigh: Very envious over here. And perhaps DSF is just getting into the spirit of "all things Juanqui" that seems to have permeated the atmosphere at TMS Madrid :D

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 01:04 PM
:sigh: I just saw Michel's scoreline. This is borderline embarrassing :( His ranking is getting dangerously low now--he's slashing my chances of watching him play :eek::sad:;)

By tonight, three of my boys will be out of commission . . . not a good week so far :( So Juanqui better take it home! ;)

VAMOS DAHLING! :bounce:

Dissident
10-15-2002, 01:15 PM
Im sorry for Michel :sad:

Im probably getting Juan Carlos´ match in full.
Its a shame I wont be at home. Ill tape it though. I can watch later on and tell you how it went.

Guga´s match is about to start.
EVERYONE WITH THEIR FINGERS CROSSED!! :fiery:

Dissident
10-15-2002, 01:15 PM
Oh, they guy on tv just confirmed Juanqui and Jarkko will be on this afternoon :bounce:

Layla
10-15-2002, 02:16 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Looks like another bad day. I just said goodbye to my best friend. :( She's moving to Scotland in a few hours and I won't have any real friends left here. :sad: I think it's safe to say I'll be more than a little depressed for a while. But I'll try not to bring you down. ;)

On top of that, I can't believe the matches today. NOTHING went my way so far. And I do mean nothing. Michel lost, Arnaud lost, Pavel lost (to Gambill :fiery: ) and Guga is down a set.

Yes Hitman, I will keep my fingers crossed. :)

GO GUGA!!!

I'm happy you'll get to see Juanqui's match though. :D Can't wait to hear all about it.

lol TH, do try to get back in time for at least part of the match. :) But I hope Jarkko doesn't give him TOO good of a match. ;) My poor heart could not take Juanqui losing today. :( I'm serious. I need him to win and make me at least a litle bit happy.

ILR
10-15-2002, 02:45 PM
:wavey: Hi Layla

You sound very upset today and I dont blame you.:( I would be upset if my best friend moved away.I take it you will visit here quite a bit.Hope you feel better soon :)

ILR
10-15-2002, 02:47 PM
pffft at Hitman :rolleyes: and Scot.Leo is mine!!!!:mad: ;)

ILR
10-15-2002, 03:12 PM
I just found out Nico won!Well done!:) :) :) :D I dont think Hackie will be too happy.....I seem to be upsetting her a lot lately ;) :p Carlos is playing at the moment just hope he wins :) Good luck

Layla
10-15-2002, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
pffft at Hitman :rolleyes: and Scot.Leo is mine!!!!:mad: ;)

lol ILR! What are you talking about? :confused: Hitman isn't fighting over Leo. ;) Whatever gave you that idea.

I just can't believe this day. The badness continues. Guga lost to Paradorn :fiery: and Carlos lost the first set. :( I really don't know what's going on. How can all my faves be losing! :eek: Someone needs to turn this overwhelming tide against me! Sebastien? Come on sweetie, don't let me down! ;)

ILR
10-15-2002, 03:54 PM
hi no I mean,he laughed at me when I mentioned Brazil and Ronaldihno!Well so far I think Seb is 3-0 up :) I cant believe Carlos!

Chloe le Bopper
10-15-2002, 03:55 PM
As much as I like Guga and all, I'm rather glad Paradorn won :D

YAAY Paradorn :D

Chloe le Bopper
10-15-2002, 03:57 PM
Im probably getting Juan Carlos´ match in full.
Its a shame I wont be at home. Ill tape it though. I can watch later on and tell you how it went.


I don't suppose that would fit at the end of errr, "existing" tapes, now would it? ;)

Layla
10-15-2002, 04:02 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
hi no I mean,he laughed at me when I mentioned Brazil and Ronaldihno!Well so far I think Seb is 3-0 up :) I cant believe Carlos!

I see. :cool: Well, what did you expect lol. :D Btw, I'm upset about that too. England was my #1 team for the World Cup and Spain was #2, so you can imagine how I felt. :rolleyes: Gutted. That was one horrible World Cup. :p

ILR
10-15-2002, 04:04 PM
Yeh I know!Ah well.I was very gutted because well obviously England were my number 1,Italy no 2 who got cheated by the ref!:mad: and Spain no 3!!!It was upsetting :sad: But its over now.

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 04:08 PM
Hello, again, everyone :wavey: Just a quick jaunt in before my next class :mad:

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Im sorry for Michel :sad:

Im probably getting Juan Carlos´ match in full.
Its a shame I wont be at home. Ill tape it though. I can watch later on and tell you how it went.

Guga´s match is about to start.
EVERYONE WITH THEIR FINGERS CROSSED!! :fiery:

Ugh, apparently Michel *was* an omen for the day. I hope Juanqui doesn't fall under the same spell :(

LOL, I was thinking about Guga-Paradorn, my tennis watching friend and I were on opposite sides of the match--he wanted Paradorn to win and I was rooting for Guga. I'm sure he'll be quite happy with the result, even though he likes Guga, too.

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY :bounce: You'll get to see Juanqui & Jarkko!! I can't wait to hear how it goes :D:D:D:D

ILR
10-15-2002, 04:13 PM
hi there TH :wavey:

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 04:14 PM
Originally posted by Layla
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Looks like another bad day. I just said goodbye to my best friend. :( She's moving to Scotland in a few hours and I won't have any real friends left here. :sad: I think it's safe to say I'll be more than a little depressed for a while. But I'll try not to bring you down. ;)

On top of that, I can't believe the matches today. NOTHING went my way so far. And I do mean nothing. Michel lost, Arnaud lost, Pavel lost (to Gambill :fiery: ) and Guga is down a set.

Yes Hitman, I will keep my fingers crossed. :)

GO GUGA!!!

I'm happy you'll get to see Juanqui's match though. :D Can't wait to hear all about it.

lol TH, do try to get back in time for at least part of the match. :) But I hope Jarkko doesn't give him TOO good of a match. ;) My poor heart could not take Juanqui losing today. :( I'm serious. I need him to win and make me at least a litle bit happy.

PAVEL LOST TO GAMBILL?!?!? :eek::eek::eek: Oh, God.

We're here for you, Layla :) Don't worry about bringing down the crowd, its our job to cheer you up.

I should only be gone for an hour of the match, and with Juan Carlos and Jarkko, I don't think that'll be the grand majority of the match. I think they'll play for a good long time.

:(:( Well, I hope Juanqui wins, too, I don't want you to be unhappy :( I'll try not to cheer too loud if Jarkko takes a few games from him, though ;)

ILR
10-15-2002, 04:21 PM
well I think Id bestter go and have somethign to eat,Im really hungry!See you all later! :wavey:

And when I come to back I expect Carlos to have won!!!;)

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 04:31 PM
Bye, ILR :wavey: Carlos isn't having an easy time of it :(

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 04:42 PM
LOL, Moya wins the second set in a tiebreak and save Layla's heart for another set. ;) He also buys me time, too, because Juanqui's match won't start until after this one is finished, and it's supposed to start in ten minutes :D So thanks, Carlos!!

NOW WIN IT and break the curse of the day!!

Layla
10-15-2002, 04:54 PM
Bye ILR! :wavey:

We'll see what Carlos can do for you. ;) I believe he's doing much better now. :)

Layla
10-15-2002, 04:58 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LOL, Moya wins the second set in a tiebreak and save Layla's heart for another set. ;) He also buys me time, too, because Juanqui's match won't start until after this one is finished, and it's supposed to start in ten minutes :D So thanks, Carlos!!

NOW WIN IT and break the curse of the day!!

LOL, my thoughts exactly TH! :) Come back soon, so we can watch the match together. ;) I don't mind if you cheer for Jarkko. I don't even mind if it goes to 3 sets, as long as the final result will be Juanqui moving to the next round. :D It's more fun to have someone around while watching the scoreboard, no matter who they're cheering for. ;)

And thanks for your kind words. :)

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 05:07 PM
:wavey: Hi, People!!!

RogiFan
10-15-2002, 05:10 PM
:) Hi Layla!

Come on Carlos!! Those Sudamericanos are very tough!

Yeah, we're getting minimal coverage of Madrid -- should be on in about 45 mins. They better show Juanqui!!! And he has to win at home. [thought it was cute that Robredo said he likes playing in Madrid and he feels "comodo", comfortable, because he gets to eat Spanish food!!] Juanqui probably feels the same way! Did he look cute in the vintage Merc? He's looking particularly "mature" and cool in his leather jacket, don't you think?

Hi ILR! How are you?

Vera
10-15-2002, 05:49 PM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

Just a quick hello before Juanqui's match starts. I think I'm more nervous than excited. There's no sure win game, isn't it? And today's result so far sucks. I hate Jan-Mike :fiery: Oh, but though, Nico did get thru. Now Carlos, Seb and Juanqui, pls get thru.
I can only watch about 30 mins then I have to tape the rest. :fiery: I might not be watching but my heart will surely be in the match. Please do well Juanqui. I'll give you guys the report when I got a chance to watch the tape. By then, you may have severals report posted since quite a lot of us can watch the match, yeah! We can compare notes:D

Layla, cheer up, Juanqui will do his best for you (and us).
Hi RogiFan, long time no see, how's holiday?
TH, sorry that Michel lost and Jarkko will lose (well, that's my prediction). But their lost have or will make us all happy here so it's worth it. :)

Okay, guys, got to go get my VCR ready. Ciao.
Vamos Juanqui.

Vera
10-15-2002, 05:59 PM
Oh FxxK! We aren't getting Juanqui on TV afterall. It's not live coverage, damn ESPN. I told myself to not be overly excited to anticipate this coverage... but it's just way too disappointing. :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: It sucks!

Vera
10-15-2002, 06:11 PM
I'm so disappointed I want to cry. And that damn scoreboard is not even working. I want to SCREAM!!!!

Damn, I better get out of the house or I'll just drive myself crazy. Now Juanqui must win or I will never get a chance to see him on TV this week, this can't be happening...

Layla
10-15-2002, 06:15 PM
Hi Mrs. B! :wavey:

Hi RogiFan! :wavey: Welcome back! :) Did you have a good time? Oh, yeah, Juanqui looks mighty cool in his leather jacket and jeans. :lick:

Hi Vera! :wavey: So sad to hear you won't be able to see his match after all. :( You'll see him next time. ;)

Thank goodness Sebastien and Carlos both won!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Now I'm a little more positive and reassured that this is not a totally black day. But I'm still very nervous about Juanqui's match. It's supposed to have started by now, but the stupid scoreboard has been stuck forever! :fiery: Can't they fix it or something. I'll go insane without regular updates!!! I might end up pulling my hair out lol. :o

VAMOS JUAN CARLOS!!! :kiss:

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 06:15 PM
Hi, Vera!

Calm down, girl. Go take a walk or something---when you come back Juanqui would have won the match...;)

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 06:16 PM
That goes for you too, Layla. Have faith in Juanqui...he's playing at home...;)

Layla
10-15-2002, 06:17 PM
Vera, I think the Eurosport scoreboard is working but it only shows games won, not points, and is dreadfully slow. Still, it's better than nothing I suppose. Don't despair. You'll get to see Juanqui yet, never fear. This is his tournament. ;)

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 06:34 PM
Hey, Layla!

This one's for you, something to cheer you up while the Mosquito's playing...

Layla
10-15-2002, 06:37 PM
lol Mrs. B! I can't calm down. And once again I'm all alone to follow the match and cheer Juanqui on! :( Come back guys, don't desert me! ;)

2-1 for Juanqui, with serve though :)

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

This is the cheering squad that has been most in Carlos' match. Let's do it again girls!

http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif

Layla
10-15-2002, 06:40 PM
LMAO Mrs. B! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/rotfl.gif That did cheer me up! :D

The scoreboard is working again! Yipeeee!!!

3-2 Juanqui, still with serve

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 06:41 PM
Im still here...;) I'll help in yelling...

VAMOSSSSSSSSSS, Juanqui!!!!!!!!

Layla
10-15-2002, 06:42 PM
Yeah!!! Juanqui broke. :bounce: It's 4-2 now!!! Please consolidate the break.

Layla
10-15-2002, 06:49 PM
He consolidated. :) Then Jarrko held.

5-3 Juanqui will serve for the match now. Vamos sweetie!

Layla
10-15-2002, 06:51 PM
Thanks for cheering with me Mrs. B! :)

YAAAHOOOOOOO!!!!! :bounce:

Juanqui takes the first set 6-3!!! He served it out to love. :D Well done, my love. :kiss:

Carry on in this fashion, please!

Dissident
10-15-2002, 06:54 PM
Are you still here Layla?
I have the match on tv finally.
They put some stupid progran during the first set, but the second set is on live
Jarkko just held his serve for 1-0
Ferrero to serve

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 06:55 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Olé

ILR
10-15-2002, 06:58 PM
Hi! :wavey: Im here to cheer! :) ;)

Dissident
10-15-2002, 06:59 PM
Ferrero serves 6-3 0-1

0-15 Error Ferrero
0-30 Jarkko moving pretty well, Ferrero forced to a long forehand as he swings late
15-30 Very beautiful forehand winner cross-court Ferrero
15-40 What a shame... Nieminen went for the winner down the line, the ball slipped in the tape and went in. Juanqui started running like crazy, and had a winner counter-dropshot... But the ball had bounced twice in his court
Double break point Nieminen
30-40 Juanqui saves the first
40-40 Big serve, huge forehand down the line for another winner
Pretty high level of play
ad-40 wow, what a comeback. Jarkko with some very deep backhands, which Ferrero is handling pretty well. He forces Nieminen to hit into the net
Game Ferrero 1-1

Layla
10-15-2002, 06:59 PM
Oh hi Hitman! :wavey:

Of course I'm still here. ;) I wouldn't go anywhere right now. :) It's good to hear you're watching.

Hmmm, a difficult service game for Juanqui. 40-40

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:01 PM
I'm back! :wavey: I see Juan Carlos won the first set 6-3. That's respectable :D

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:02 PM
Nieminen to serve 1-1

15-0 Good serve
30-0 Another good serve
Jarkko had an ace, but footfault called
40-0 Return into the net
40-15 Good return as Nieminen was approaching the net, forced error
40-30 Another good return, as Jarkko served a high bouncing serve.
Ouch! Ferrero went for the return winner, it was wide

2-1 Jarkko

Layla
10-15-2002, 07:02 PM
Thank you so much for the point-by-point Hitman! :) You've made my day. ;)

Hi ILR! Welcome to the party.

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:03 PM
;)
Enjoy, you were all lucky I didnt leave today. :p

Layla
10-15-2002, 07:03 PM
And TH is back too! This is so much better than last week. :D

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:03 PM
I mean, I wasnt supposed to be at home this time. hehe :)

ILR
10-15-2002, 07:03 PM
Hi hope Im not too late :)

Layla
10-15-2002, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by hitman
I mean, I wasnt supposed to be at home this time. hehe :)

Well, we're all oh so glad you are. :) Hope you're not missing anything important. ;)

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 07:05 PM
Hi, Hackie! ilR! obrigado, Hitman.

Hackie, i have the most gorgeous pic of Krati, he's on the cover of a local mag with an interview...but i don't have a scanner and translating it would take me ages...

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:06 PM
:rolleyes: at Jarkko's footfault. He had six in his match against Hewitt at TMS Cincy!! I think it's because the line judges can't stand left handed servers :D

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:06 PM
Ferrero serves

15-0 Nieminen had problems with the backhand as the ball was very high, albeit in the middle of the court
15-15 Nieminen taking control of the point, Ferrero late on the backhand down the line motion
30-15 Chipped return, Jarkko forcing the game to Juanqui´s backhand (smartass :p) but he goes long
40-15 Perfect forehand down the line on the run for a winner Juanqui
Bad return, game Ferrero
2-2

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:07 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Hackie, i have the most gorgeous pic of Krati, he's on the cover of a local mag with an interview...but i don't have a scanner and translating it would take me ages...

:eek::eek: :restrains shriek:

Don't tell me stuff like that, Mrs. B!! You just tease me :o

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by hitman
30-15 Chipped return, Jarkko forcing the game to Juanqui´s backhand (smartass :p) but he goes long

Heehee, that's another reason why I like Jarkko. He's a smart player and not afraid to push the big names around a little.

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:08 PM
Jarkko serves 2-2

0-15 Nieminen´s ball cant get past the net again
15-15 Bad return
15-30 Double fault long :o
15-40 Great return winner with the backhand. Nieminen with high-bouncing serves, not smart
Double break point Ferrero
Error from Jarkko, Ferrero breaks

3-2 Juanqui

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:08 PM
:eek: Double break point! :(

ILR
10-15-2002, 07:09 PM
lol!Mrs.B!you tease ;)

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:10 PM
C'mon, Jarkko, don't lose your concentration now!

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:10 PM
Yeah, but he is not being smart as he is using the kick serve too much. It bounces high, and Juanqui is having a private party out of that.
He should then use the kick, but put the serve deeper, next to the lines.

Layla
10-15-2002, 07:10 PM
Yeeesss!!! Juanqui breaks!!! :bounce:

Keep it up, my dearest! :)

ILR
10-15-2002, 07:11 PM
:bounce:

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Yeah, but he is not being smart as he is using the kick serve too much. It bounces high, and Juanqui is having a private party out of that.
He should then use the kick, but put the serve deeper, next to the lines.

I agree, he tends to fall into a very easy serving pattern that is more suitable to clay. He'll learn, though, how to mix it up better as he gets used to playing on these higher levels of competition :) Plus he will probably refine the motion he has right now.

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:13 PM
Hmm, good, looks like Jarkko is right back in it, putting some pressure on Juanqui's serve.

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:13 PM
Ferrero serves 3-2 to consolidate the break

Someone made a noise when Juanqui tossed the ball. He rejected the serve and the crowd booed the noisy ass. :p

15-0 Jarkko chip and charge, Ferrero puts the fh to his toes
15-15 Error Ferrero
30-15 Long forehand Nieminen
30-30 Very good serve Ferrero, as he throws Nieminen out of the court, but then he missed an easy volley as he tried to hit a drop
40-30 ACE
Jarkko doesnt like the call. And he is right. The ball was wide
ACE again, now a real ace. :p

Ferrero leads 4-2

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Someone made a noise when Juanqui tossed the ball. He rejected the serve and the crowd booed the noisy ass. :p


LMAO!!


15-0 Jarkko chip and charge, Ferrero puts the fh to his toes
15-15 Error Ferrero
30-15 Long forehand Nieminen
30-30 Very good serve Ferrero, as he throws Nieminen out of the court, but then he missed an easy volley as he tried to hit a drop
40-30 ACE
Jarkko doesnt like the call. And he is right. The ball was wide
ACE again, now a real ace. :p

Ferrero leads 4-2

Sounds like Ferrero is also playing very well and has control of Jarkko's game. :( It's a bit of a sad realization for me, but I guess it all has to come to an end sometime.

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:16 PM
Jarkko serves 2-4

15-0 Ferrero hits the return into the net
30-0 Great shot from outside the post with a forehand down the line Nieminen
30-15 Error Jarkko
30-30 What an angle with that return! Winner. :eek:
40-30 Bad return now.
Good forehand to catch Ferrero on the run

Juanqui still leads 4-3

Layla
10-15-2002, 07:16 PM
Alright! He held. :)

Hmmm, volleys have never been his strong suit. ;)

John.Charles
10-15-2002, 07:17 PM
Juanki is having his way :bounce: :D

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:eek::eek: :restrains shriek:

Don't tell me stuff like that, Mrs. B!! You just tease me :o

But it's true, Hackie. I've got the mag here on my left side upright and he's staring at me with his green eyes...He looks so relaxed and he's wearing a brown turtleneck knitted pully, his right hand in a fist in front of his chin and he's smiling shyly
For example, did you know that his dad used to play for the Bern ice hockey team coming from Czechoslovakia?
And he has no girlfriend since 4 months...;)

Yeheyyyy for Juanqui!!!!!My scoreboard say 4-3 and he's serving...:bounce:

Layla
10-15-2002, 07:20 PM
Hey TH! Kimmy just defeated Bedanova 7-5 6-2! :)

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:23 PM
Ferrero serves 4-3 with new balls

What a gorgeous stadium! :eek: *architectural notes, dont mind me... :p*

People are a little late for the match, an old man and two kids are delaying the restart as they dont sit. Crowd booing again

15-0 Nieminen hits a beautiful forehand on the run, to stretchh Ferrero, but only to blow it into the net
15-15 Stupid error from Ferrero.
30-15 ACE. Eight aces?? :eek:
30-30 Ferrero hits a forehand as he is falling to his back, bad choice... Of course it went long
30-40 Another STUPID error Ferrero, as he had it very high, in the middle of the court, and two steps from the net and he hits long
Break Point Nieminen
40-40 Saves the bp
40-ad Another error from Juanqui in the fh, as he was swinging late AGAIN.
40-40 Same combo as on his previews stupid error, but this time Juan Carlos hits the obvious winner
ad-40 Ferrero forces the ball to Nieminen´s body, and he hits it long
Some very bad errors this game
Ferrero hit an ace, net called. Crowd booing yet again
What a play Juanqui!!!
He moved Jarkko all around, and then approached the net to hit an angled dropvolley, Jarkko tried to reach, but it was impossible.

Ferrero leads 5-3

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:25 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
But it's true, Hackie. I've got the mag here on my left side upright and he's staring at me with his green eyes...He looks so relaxed and he's wearing a brown turtleneck knitted pully, his right hand in a fist in front of his chin and he's smiling shyly
For example, did you know that his dad used to play for the Bern ice hockey team coming from Czechoslovakia?
And he has no girlfriend since 4 months...;)

:o:o:o:o :harder time restraining girlish shriek:

He must know he is destined to marry me, his only fan left on the planet, then ;)

Nacho
10-15-2002, 07:26 PM
VAMOS JUANCAR!!!

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:26 PM
Jarkko serves 3-5 to stay alive

15-0 Perfect play Jarkko, he approaches the net with a deep fh and then puts it away with an overhead
30-0 Bad return
30-15 Return winner with the fh down the line
Ferrero has 14 fh winner, Nieminen has 1?? :eek:
40-15 Serve-and-volley
Another ACE with a foot fault! :eek:
Long forehand Ferrero once again, Nieminen stays alive

Ferrero leads 5-4

Lee
10-15-2002, 07:26 PM
Anyone know why it is Guga and Sa playing double instead of Alex and Costa?

Layla
10-15-2002, 07:28 PM
OMG! This is it then! Serve it out Juanqui!!!

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Ferrero has 14 fh winner, Nieminen has 1?? :eek:
40-15 Serve-and-volley
Another ACE with a foot fault! :eek:


Yeah, Jarkko and the forehand aren't as tight as you'd think :(

And DAMN THOSE FUCKING FOOT FAULTS!! They are the death of him all the time :fiery:

Layla
10-15-2002, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by leecal
Anyone know why it is Guga and Sa playing double instead of Alex and Costa?

Probably because Costa injured his back on Monday.

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:29 PM
Oh--YAY KIMMY! :bounce::bounce: Nice to see that coming off a title hasn't worn you out :D

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:31 PM
Ferrero serves for match at 6-3 5-4

15-0 Strange error from Nieminen, as Juanqui´s backhand was short and where he was... :confused:
15-15 error Juanqui
15-30 Ferrero had all the court open for the winner, and then hit exactly to the side Nieminen was. Jarkko hits the passing shot with the backhand
30-30 A big fh down the line and then an overhead
30-40 Nieminen hits a high attempt at a passing shot, Ferrero hits a strange volley and it goes long
Break point Nieminen. :eek:
WOW! What a passing shot on the run for Nieminen! What a gorgeous forehand drive painting the line!

Geesh, Im still shocked!

Nieminen breaks back 5-5

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 07:32 PM
:bounce: C'mon Juanqui, win this set!!!

Layla
10-15-2002, 07:33 PM
Noooooooo!!!!! Not now! :( Please don't let it go to 3 sets Juanqui! I have a weak heart today. Don't torture me. :(

Focus!

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:33 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Break point Nieminen. :eek:
WOW! What a passing shot on the run for Nieminen! What a gorgeous forehand drive painting the line!

Geesh, Im still shocked!

Nieminen breaks back 5-5

:eek::eek: This is more or less my shock and surprise at seeing the scoreboard go from 40-40 to 5-5!

But Jarkko!! I love you for this!! You never give up . . . :)

Nacho
10-15-2002, 07:34 PM
Super PFFF

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:35 PM
Nieminen serves as he is back to the match 5-5

0-15 Error Nieminen
15-15 Volley putaway
15-30 What a shame, another error from Nieminen
15-40 And yet another...
30-40 Huge serve to Juanqui´s body. He just defended himself from the ball :p
40-40 Serve and volley perfect!
40-ad Another FOOT FAULT to cause a DOUBLE FAULT :o
Break point Ferrero
40-40 Nieminen doing magic to block a big forehand from Ferrero as he was at the net
ad-40 Another serve and volley, and then a winner with an overhead
Bad return.

Nieminen is definitely back 6-5

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 07:36 PM
:eek: what happened? He had adv for 6-5 and now Jarrko leads!

C'mon Juanqui!!!

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:37 PM
Ferrero got crushed as he made that bad mistake with the volley on 30-30 serving for the match

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:37 PM
Jarkko!! :D:D

If its any consolation, if Jarkko does manage to take this set I won't be able to see any of the third set. Class :rolleyes:

So you won't be bothered by my incessant enemy cheers :D

Layla
10-15-2002, 07:38 PM
So many break points lost. :(

VAMOS JUANQUI!!! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif

John.Charles
10-15-2002, 07:40 PM
don't fret....he'll kick in the tiebreak :bounce:

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:41 PM
0-15 Another long forehand Ferrero. Late backswings all the time. It seems like he is slower than the match
15-15 Good serve and a winner with a crossed backhand
15-30 Nieminen approaches net, Ferrero with the error into the net
30-30 Ferrero got lucky, as he hit a defensive lob almost to the corner. Jarkko couldnt get past the net with his overhead
40-30 ACE
Perfect time for an ace
Jarkko not happy with the call again
Great approach to the net Juanqui, and a volley to put it away

6-6 Second set tiebreak

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 07:41 PM
tie break, c'mon!!!!

ILR
10-15-2002, 07:42 PM
sorry I havent been posting much these past few mins.TB???Oh no I dont like them!Go Juanqui!!!!

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:43 PM
3-1 Jarkko

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:44 PM
Nieminen serves - error Ferrero 1-0
Ferrero serves - error Ferrero again, bh into the net 0-2
Ferrero serves - Juanqui hits a bad smash overhead, but then he has a good dropvolley to win it anyway 1-2
Nieminen serves - serve and volley and then a volley to catch Ferrero on the run 3-1
Nieminen serves - Good serve 4-1
Ferrero serves - What a winner with the forehand down the line for Jarkko! 1-5

Changing sides.

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:44 PM
5-1 :eek: Jarkko. Now I'm worried :(

John.Charles
10-15-2002, 07:46 PM
spoke too soon :cool:

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 07:46 PM
LOL, it's as if my ecstatic joy for one player is marred by the worry for another.

Sounds like Jarkko's coming up with the goods, though, so I can't be disappointed :)

I have to go now, but please keep the live scores coming!! I'll be back in about an hour or so, this match'll be over :(

Good luck, boys!! Keep duking it out!!

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:48 PM
Ferrero serves - good serve and easy backhand 2-5
Nieminen serves - Ferrero moves Nieminen all around, untill he forces the finish´s error 5-3
Nieminen serves - Great return, very powerful. Ferrero back to the match 5-4
Ferrero serves - ACE! 5-5
Nieminen complains about the call again
Ferrero serves - Beautiful winner with a crossed backhand winner. 6-5
5 points in a row, and playing wonderful
Nieminen serves - Ferrero goes for the winner, its long. 6-6

changing sides

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:50 PM
Nieminen serves - Unforced error Ferrero. He rushed it... Calm down. 7-6
Set point Nieminen
Ferrero serves - Ferrero under pressure, hits a long forehand AGAIN! :mad:

Second set Nieminen 7-6 (6)

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 07:51 PM
shit, down 1-5 and catches up, had a match pt at 6-5...:(

Vamossssss, Juanqui!!!!!

Nacho
10-15-2002, 07:52 PM
omg...

Layla
10-15-2002, 07:52 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :sad: Please, please, please don't do this to me! I will break down into a heaving pile of mess if he doesn't win today. :sad:

I lost my internet connection at the worst possible moment, and this is what I come back to? :(

Hang on Juanqui!!!! Win the third set.

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:55 PM
THIRD SET
Ferrero serves the opener
15-0
30-0
40-0
bad return, Ferrero leads 1-0

I had to leave for some minutes... :p

ILR
10-15-2002, 07:57 PM
ooo told you I didnt like tie breaks :( yeh,win the 3rd

Dissident
10-15-2002, 07:58 PM
Nieminen serves 0-1

0-15 Error Jarkko with the bh
15-15 Good serve
30-15 Ferrero´s time to error with the backhand. BEND THE KNEES :fiery:
40-15
Bad return, game Nieminen 1-1

Scotso
10-15-2002, 08:00 PM
VAMOS JUAN CARLOS!

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:06 PM
So many break points! :eek: My heart is racing 200 beats a second! Hold on my love!

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:10 PM
Ferrero serves 1-1

0-15 Error with the forehand
0-30 Double fault :o :sad:
It looks like Juanqui´s not on a good moment, mental-wise
15-30 Good serve
30-30 Ferrero approaches the net and then hits a winne with a bh volley
40-30 Another good serve
40-40 Double fault again :o
40-ad Another bad error Ferrero with the bh.
Ferrero tired mentally
40-40 VERY good serve
40-ad Another bad error for Juanqui with his bh.
40-40 Ferrero attacking, error from Jarkko
40-ad ANOTHER bad error from Ferrero´s bh
40-40 Good serve and winner with the bh down the line
40-ad OMG! What a stupid error. Jarkko is giving every ball back to play, and Juanqui can keep it going
40-40 very big serve and a perfect dropshot for a winner
Good variation!
40-ad Ferrero cant get to an advantage?? Another unforced error
Jarkko with no mistake
40-40 Very good serve
40-ad DOUBLE FAULT :o :sad:
Ferrero checks the mark, its questionable
40-40 Good serve, putaway fh
ad-40 Ferrero needed the help from the tape to get an advantage. :p The ball slipped in it and went in.
40-40 And he goes long with the bh again
40-ad What a passing shot with a running bh down the line for Jarkko
Seventh break point of the game
40-40 And seventh one he saves. crossed fh winner
ad-40 Error from Nieminen, second unforced error this set
Ferrero mad at the ballboy for he took too long to get the ball
Ferrero finally gets the game
What a marathon! :eek:

2-1 Juanqui

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:11 PM
Im not sure Ill be able to conclude this match... :(

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:12 PM
OH YES!!!! :bounce:

I just lost 3 years of my life in that one game. :eek: My heart is in my stomach now.

Well done Juanqui for holding on! :)

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:12 PM
Oh no Hitman! :( Well, if you have to go... Thank you so much for what you've done so far! :)

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:15 PM
Jarkko serves 1-2

0-15 ANOTHER FOOT FAULT FOR A DOUBLE FAULT! Oh please :o
15-15 Ferrero at the net, Nieminen with a cross-court passing shot
15-30 Ferrero hitting with a lot of power, forces Nieminen to hit into the net
30-30 Good serve
30-40 Unforced error with the bh Nieminen
Break Point
40-40 Return into the net
ad-40 Nieminen hitting deep and heavy shots, forced Ferrero´s error
Ferrero goes for the winner with the return,its long
2-2

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:18 PM
Ferrero serves 2-2

15-0 Bad return
15-15 Another STUPID error at the net. Jarkko was nowhere to be seen, and he needed to hit the crap out of the ball aiming for the corner???? Oh please! :mad:
15-30 Double fault
15-40 Another unforced error on Ferrero´s backhand.
Double break point Nieminen
And he gives it away with another error. Guess where? Yeah, the backhand.

Nieminen now leads 3-2

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:18 PM
2 break points again :( Fight Juanqui!

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:20 PM
No no no no no no nooooooooooooo!!!!!

Please fight Juanqui! Sounds like his backhand is breaking down. :(

BREAK BACK! BREAK BACK! For the love of God!

Scotso
10-15-2002, 08:21 PM
Juanqui :mad:

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:23 PM
Jarkko serves 3-2 to consolidate the break

15-0 Great approach from Nieminen with an unbelievable angle. Puts it away with an overead
30-0
40-0 Bad return
40-15 Well played Ferrero, ends the point with a jumping overhead
40-30 Almost the same point, another overhead putaway
Good comeback!
40-40 WOW! What a reach in his backhand to get the ball wide for a return winner with the bh
40-ad Unforced error Nieminen
Break point
Another unforced error
And it wasnt Nieminen who choked, just in the last point
Very well played Juanqui! :bounce:

3-3
Back to normal

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:24 PM
YES!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you Juanqui! :D

VAMOS!!!

Scotso
10-15-2002, 08:25 PM
Yessss!

VAMOSSSSSS!

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:28 PM
Ferrero serves 3-3

15-0 Nieminen tries a dropshot, it barely reached the net
15-15 Ferrero playing brilliant defense, but blows an easy passing shot. :(
30-15 ACE
40-15 Error Nieminen
CMON JUANQUI!
40-30 Oh God what a return winner!
fh winner 17 vs 7 to Ferrero
40-40 Error Ferrero
ad-40 Unforced error Nieminen with the whole court open
Well played ferrero as he forces Jarkko´s error

4-3 Juan Carlos

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:30 PM
Alright! He holds. :)

17 vs. 7 :eek: Oh dear!

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 08:30 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: 4-3!!!! Vamos!!!

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:31 PM
Jarkko serves 3-4

15-0 Beautiful angled winner with his bh for Nieminen
30-0 Good serve
40-0 Perfect play by Nieminen, winner volley
Ferrero hits into the net with a fh drive

4-4

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:32 PM
OMG! Jarkko held to love? :(

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

RogiFan
10-15-2002, 08:34 PM
Hola, guys!

Check out the elmundodeporte.com link for the TMS Madrid especial and click EN VIVO and the match you want for LIVE scores.

http://elmundodeporte.elmundo.es/elmundodeporte/especiales/2002/10/mastersmadrid/envivo/dia02/ferrero-nieminen.html

Y VAMOS, Juanqui!!!! :D

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:36 PM
Hola RogiFan! :wavey:

I'm following live scores on the Madrid TMS site. :) But thanks. :)

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:37 PM
Ferrero serves 4-4

15-0
15-15 Nieminen attacks, Juanqui with a forced error
30-15 Nieminen hits into the net with the bh
30-30 Unforced error Juanqui with the fh
Key point
30-40 Ferrero on No Man´s Land, Nieminen with an easy passing shot
Break Point (15th for jarkko :eek:)
40-40 Very good serve and a big overhead
Brave heart! :p
ad-40 Nieminen kind of had a mini-choke and hit many short balls. Ferrero with a good fh winner
Good forehands from Ferrero, Nieminen hits into the net

Ferrero leads 5-4

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 08:37 PM
Close it, Juanqui!!! gogogogogogogooooo!!!!!!!

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:37 PM
Jarkko will serve under pressure now

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:38 PM
Yes Juanqui!!! Break him now and win this match!!!

VAMOS!!!

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:40 PM
Jarkko serves 4-5 under pressure

Will he choke?
Crowd makes noise

15-0 Bad return.
30-0 Bad return.
40-0 Bad return.
Ferrero complains about the call.
Easy game for Jarkko again.

5-5

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:41 PM
No such luck! :(

Hang on Juanqui!!!

Scotso
10-15-2002, 08:43 PM
Fight Juanqui :fiery:

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:47 PM
Ferrero serves 5-5

Ferrero complaining about the call again
0-15 Double fault
Total points 119 vs 119 :eek:
15-15 Good serve, winner to the open court
15-30 Ferrero tries a dropvolley, not smart.
15-40 TERRIBLE error now.
CMON JUANQUI!! :mad:
Double break point
30-40 Winner to the corner with the fh
Still bp
40-40 Nieminen hits into the net.
40-ad Another volley out.
21st Break Point for Nieminen
40-40 Another error for Jarkko. He choked again
40-ad Beautiful passing shot with the bh on the run
22 and counting
40-40 Huge serve
Jarkko complaining now
ad-40 Jarkko cant hit the fh on the run properly, it hits the net
Very well played Juanqui! Finished with another fh winner!

Geesh, these long games!
Ferrero leads 6-5

Lee
10-15-2002, 08:48 PM
It is unbelievable. Jarko with 20 bp and only 2 break.

Scotso
10-15-2002, 08:48 PM
VAMOS JUAN CARLOS! BREAK HIM!

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:49 PM
Phew. *huge sigh of relief* I'm surprised my heart is still holding on. ;)

Now please break him! Pretty please! :)

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:51 PM
0-15 Nieminen waiting for Ferrero´s error, and its not coming that much anymore. Jarkko would have to be more aggressive if he wants to win
0-30 Error Nieminen
Juanqui two points from win
0-40 SWEET! Winner with a backhand cross-court!
Needs one in three now!
WOW! Ferrero hits a ferocious forehand and forces Nieminen to go long!

You can breath now my friends! :D:D:D

Nacho
10-15-2002, 08:51 PM
OMG JUANQUI! WIN THIS MATCH OR I'LL START TO FOLLOW GOLF INSTEAD OF TENNIS!!!

ILR
10-15-2002, 08:52 PM
are any of you guys watching this match?

Dissident
10-15-2002, 08:52 PM
Whew, I have to run outta here now. Ill be back for the celebration later! ;)
Bye bye friends! :wavey:

Scotso
10-15-2002, 08:52 PM
:bounce: Juan Carlos :bounce:

I'm glad he gets a day off tomorrow! What a fight! :eek:

Mrs. B
10-15-2002, 08:53 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Whewww!!!!

thanks, HM

Vera
10-15-2002, 08:53 PM
OMG, just in time to see Juanqui broke Jarkko to win. Thx Juanqui, you put a big smile on my face.

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:54 PM
OH MY GOD!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I will cry tears of joy and relief now. :D I swear this match nearly killed me! :eek:

I guess TH will be very happy now! Juanqui won and Jarkko put up more than just a fight! :)

Congrats to both players!

I love you Juanqui! :kiss:

I love you too Hitman! ;) Thank you so much for guiding us through this tortuous match! :D You're an angel. :angel:

ILR
10-15-2002, 08:55 PM
Mrs.B got ur new pm???? Juanqui has dyed his hair agen!!!

Nacho
10-15-2002, 08:55 PM
Whew!!! I can go to bed now!

Congrats Juan Carlos! :bounce: :bounce:

RogiFan
10-15-2002, 08:57 PM
:p

Por fin, Juanqui!!

He sure knows how to make his fans go crazy! Next time, he faces either Corretja [WHY!!!] or, dare I say it, Kafel!! What a draw! Why do all the good guys have to play each other so soon! It's crap. Oh well, let's see who they show tomorrow... [probably AA, my "fave" -- yuk!]

Leo7
10-15-2002, 08:57 PM
:bounce: JUAN CARLOS! :bounce: onto Round 3...

Layla
10-15-2002, 08:57 PM
Anyone for champagne? :D

ILR
10-15-2002, 08:58 PM
well done! :) :) :) :) :)

Layla
10-15-2002, 09:00 PM
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*Layla dancing around the room and going crazy*

ILR
10-15-2002, 09:01 PM
lol @ Layla!!!Im going to bed im tired!! :wavey: see you all!

Layla
10-15-2002, 09:02 PM
Night ILR! Sleep tight! :wavey:

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 09:10 PM
OH MY GOD!!

I just rushed through the scoring probably as fast as it was happening.

Jarkko had 20 break points?! :eek: Wow!! Good for him, that says something about his return of serve :)

If Juanqui had blown him out in straights I would have cried. Seriously, when he served for the match the first time in the second set I was prepared to mourn Jarkko's choke and whatnot. But WOW!!

The walk from class to my dorm was agonzing because I thought, "Juanqui probably won the tiebreak right when I left :rolleyes:" I was not expecting this!

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 09:15 PM
Congrats to both players for a great match. It gave Layla hives (and made me nervous), but it was exactly the kind of match I like watching. Now you guys know for sure why I adore Jarkko--footfaults notwithstanding :rolleyes: He never gives up in a match! And his flashes of brilliance are becoming a little more routine :)

And Juan Carlos really held it together. It looked like he got angry at the beginning of the third set, but he used it well, forced Jarkko to play at the top of his game and still managed to get a good starting battle out of him. That long game was the decider, you know there always is one.

I can't say I'm disappointed in either player's play today. Jarkko got out of his choke (unlike his match against Hewitt at Cincy) and fought til the end, Juanqui learned his game and realized that this kid wasn't giving up.

I'd love to see them on clay, now. :eek:;)

I also can't wait to hear hitman's expert analysis of the boys' play since he actually saw them and I'm just going on memory and his urgent posts through the match.

Congrats on a great match to Juanqui & Jarkko! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Leo7
10-15-2002, 09:15 PM
:wavey: hello all. (good night Emma :kiss: )

:bounce: Juanqui :bounce: terrific day in tennis :D

Moya won also, saving a match point!

Leo7
10-15-2002, 09:17 PM
yes, congrats to both players. :bounce:

Layla
10-15-2002, 09:30 PM
Wow, I still can't breathe and my heart is racing like crazy. ;) After watching all those break points on the scoreboard it'll probably take me an hour to calm down. :o lol at me! :rolleyes: Can't wait to see some pics!

And the next match won't be any easier either. Of course I would prefer it to be Alex. Not just because he's my #3 fave, but also because I believe Juanqui will have a better chance against him than against Zhenya. We'll see tomorrow. ;)

Vera
10-15-2002, 09:32 PM
Just finished reading the match report Hitman provided. Thank you so very much Hitman. You are the sweetest :kiss: (and TH shouldn't be jealous bcos it's a kiss to show my appreciation!:)

I was just really grumpy today. My mom made me go to lunch with a bunch of aunties, I was bored out of my mind for the whole 2 hours I was there, not to mention worry sick of Juanqui's match. Thank God he won, along with all my other faves, Moya, Nico and Seb. Poor Guga lost to Paradorn, that's a very tough draw. So even more grateful that Hitman was here to give us the match detail while he was disappointed by Guga's lost. Thx again.

John.Charles
10-15-2002, 09:38 PM
AAALLLLRRIIIIGGHHTTTCH!!!




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Leo7
10-15-2002, 09:38 PM
thanks a bunch to hitman! you're the best commentator ever! :D

Leo7
10-15-2002, 09:40 PM
lol @ jcsting! btw, is that pic from today?

John.Charles
10-15-2002, 09:42 PM
nah men...it's from the TENNIS MAGAZINE october 2002 issue

Leo7
10-15-2002, 09:47 PM
cool... so is Emma right and Juanqui has dyed his hair again? uh-oh.

John.Charles
10-15-2002, 09:50 PM
....hmm..i have yet to see the new hair...is it really different?

Leo7
10-15-2002, 09:54 PM
i dunno... love your sig! ;)