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Leo7
10-15-2002, 11:03 PM
i'm off to eat dinner and do my evil hk. bye-bye! :wavey:

congrats juanqui! :bounce:

Layla
10-15-2002, 11:06 PM
Bye Leo! :wavey: I'm off to bed myself. Goodnight everyone! :)

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 11:10 PM
Aww, goodnight everyone! :wavey: :( I was hoping you guys would still be around.

Oh, well.

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 11:19 PM
Regarding Juan Carlos's hair . . . wouldn't it be the same as it was this weekend, during the parade through town?

TennisHack
10-15-2002, 11:37 PM
Kim and the schoolkids in Zurich :)

http://www.sanexwta.com/assets/story_image/ClijstersKids101402.jpg

John.Charles
10-15-2002, 11:38 PM
gracias

Nacho
10-15-2002, 11:49 PM
This is what I call a great coincidence: both Ferrero and Moya won after 2 hours and 41 mins :D

Nacho
10-16-2002, 12:01 AM
For those interested in seeing Juanqui, I have just posted 2 pics of him taken today in the thread called 'Juan Carlos in Madrid'

Nacho
10-16-2002, 12:18 AM
Calleri has just upset Safin by 7-6 (6) 7-6 (5) :o :o :o

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 02:03 AM
The upsets just get bigger as the day goes on! :(

Poor Marat. This is not what he needed going into the Master's Cup.

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 02:17 AM
:eek: Okay, you guys, this is just downright eerie. :eek::eek::eek:

I translated the article Mrs. B was teasing me about earlier today, and this is what Michel had to say about his "dream girl":

"I am perhaps - may think even if that some no unusual humans. Are important to me with a Mrs. Werte, who indicate probably my contemporaries. A woman must not have blond or black hair. And it is also not important to me whether them are large 1.60 meters or 1.80 meters. For me count the radiant emittance, the cordialness and the humor of a woman. I would like to discuss and still more to laugh be able much with a Partnerin. And I dream - like every different one also - once about a family."

(translation or original article, courtesy of Google so don't laugh, here) (http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.coopzeitung.ch%2Finde x.cfm%3F%25ABMein%2520Potenzial%2520Ist%2520sehr%2 520gross%25BB%26pub%3D1%26id%3D6022&langpair=de%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&prev=%2Flanguage_tools)

I fit that description very, very well. Physically and personality-wise.

:eek::eek::eek:

Vera
10-16-2002, 02:25 AM
I can barely understand the translation. But he seems very specific of what he doesn't care:D. Okay, if you fit the description, is time to plan a trip to Switzerland, don't you think? :D :D :D

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 02:28 AM
What he's saying is, he doesn't like blonde or black-haired women, doesn't care if they're tall (or large), and wants someone with a radiant personality who can make him laugh.

I don't know if I can get to Switzerland -- Mrs. B will have to put in lots of good words for me ;) and I'll have to plan a trip to a US tournament that he's playing in.

All the same, WOW.

Leo7
10-16-2002, 02:36 AM
cool Hackie. it looks like you found your soulmate. ;) but wait, you're bout to get married to Juanqui! :eek:

Leo7
10-16-2002, 02:37 AM
poor Marat :(

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 02:42 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
cool Hackie. it looks like you found your soulmate. ;) but wait, you're bout to get married to Juanqui! :eek:

What :eek: Where did you get that idea?

In the story Juan Carlos & Layla are still married :fiery:

Leo7
10-16-2002, 02:50 AM
yes, but aren't they gonna get a divorce so you two can be together? am i still out of the loop? :confused:

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 02:52 AM
LOL, read the story, that's all I can say. Right now Hackie & Juan Carlos are living together and "dating", as it were, but he is still married.

I have no idea what Layla will cook up next ;)

Leo7
10-16-2002, 02:55 AM
lol, i can't wait to read what she cooks up next. :D

Hantuchova won today also. :) straight sets. :)

Davenport plays tomorrow against Panova. GO LINDS! :bounce:

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 02:56 AM
Speaking of the story, how could you resist this, Layla?! :eek:

You must have willpower of steel!

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 02:57 AM
Yes, I saw that Dani won today :) :bounce: She plays Elena Dementieva in the next round.

Kim & Dani are playing their first round doubles match tomorrow. Good luck, girls! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Good luck to Lindsay, too! :)

Dissident
10-16-2002, 02:58 AM
Originally posted by Layla
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:

LOL :o
You´re welcome Layla. :wavey:

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 02:59 AM
Hey, hitman :wavey:

Dissident
10-16-2002, 03:00 AM
Originally posted by Vera
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.

you´re welcome too ;)

Dissident
10-16-2002, 03:01 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
thanks a bunch to hitman! you're the best commentator ever! :D
:o
Dont push it Leo, I will do it again when I can, no need to lie to me. :p

Leo7
10-16-2002, 03:03 AM
:wavey: hitman. lol! don't worry, i know you have a life and can't post here all the time. but thanks anyway. ;)


Kim and Dani are playing dubs together? awesome! :)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 03:03 AM
Originally posted by hitman
:o
Dont push it Leo, I will do it again when I can, no need to lie to me. :p

LMAO!! So modest you are :D

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 03:05 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
Kim and Dani are playing dubs together? awesome! :)

Yes, isn't it? I posted that over the weekend when I looked at the draws and was quite surprised! Obviously it was arranged before last week's final ;)

I hope they do well together!

Dissident
10-16-2002, 03:05 AM
Hi, TH! :wavey:

What do you want to know about the match that´s not written all over this thread already?? :eek: ;)

Vera
10-16-2002, 03:06 AM
Hehehe Hitman, you don't like to disappoint the girls though:D
Okay, really, you are great commentator, and how do you type it so fast, to capture every points, it's amazing.:)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Hi, TH! :wavey:

What do you want to know about the match that´s not written all over this thread already?? :eek: ;)

LOL, EVERYTHING!! :D:D

Basically, your overall assessment of Jarkko's play and how you think he'll do next week in Stokholm. Err, that's not too much to ask, is it? :o

Dissident
10-16-2002, 03:07 AM
hmmm, lets say I have some years of internet and papers on computer. ;)
And some years of play by play matches as well...

And I learned some very good stuff from the US Open radio. :p

Leo7
10-16-2002, 03:07 AM
:wavey: vera.

Vera
10-16-2002, 03:10 AM
Hi Leo, TH and Hitman:wavey: (Oooops, almost forgot to say hi)

Dissident
10-16-2002, 03:12 AM
Ok, on Jarkko

I first saw the guy play last year in Stockholm (back there we used to have even better coverage). I got to see him ousting Enqvist and then his final lost to Schalken.

He has grown up as a player a lot since then.
I heard he´d been struggling these last times, but that was not at all the case today.
I didn´t get to see the first set, as they had some stupid taped program on :rolleyes:, but from the second set on, he looked very smart, and playing right doses of power and accuracy.
Quite impressive, I should say. Its a shame that at every point of the match one of the two would be on a mini-slump, so you cant really measure how well the other was playing. It would have been better if we could get to see both on top conditions at the same time.
Anyway, his backhand was quite good, and his drives were very good. He hits passing shots easily, and he had a good serve most of the two sets. Also, he was grand on creating oportunities for himself, but then he kind of choked to convert them. He fought hard all the time, and moved pretty well too.
Too bad that his feet get very close to the base line as he serves, and that makes him pay on some key points when foot faults are called.

Ok, I guess thats enough. :wavey:
;)

Vera
10-16-2002, 03:12 AM
Hitman, question here...Who is Charlie?

Dissident
10-16-2002, 03:14 AM
Charlie! Charlie Moya!

Its his nickname. :D

Hi btw :wavey:

Vera
10-16-2002, 03:15 AM
Another question, if you don't mind. Did JC choked in the second set or more like Jarkko raised his game?

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 03:17 AM
Thanks very much, hitman :) It only adds to my newest cycle of hysteric happiness.

I wouldn't necessarily say he's been struggling as of late, since he's been playing on a much higher level this year than this time last year.

Of course, I haven't seen him since TMS Cincinnati, when PMac and C.Dri couldn't get enough of him (at least in the first set :rolleyes: )

It's good to know he's playing well, though. I hope he can take the title next week :)

Vera
10-16-2002, 03:19 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Charlie! Charlie Moya!

Its his nickname. :D

Hi btw :wavey:

Oh, that's funny, so English. Never heard of his nickname.

Leo7
10-16-2002, 03:20 AM
:wavey: i'm off to bed. bye everyone. thanks hitman for your fabulous match reports. ;)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 03:21 AM
Goodnight, Leo!:wavey:

Vera
10-16-2002, 03:22 AM
Nite Leo.

Dissident
10-16-2002, 03:22 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Another question, if you don't mind. Did JC choked in the second set or more like Jarkko raised his game?

He did choke when he served for the match on 5-4 second set.
He had some stupid errors, but on the break point it was Jarkko who shined.
On 5-5, Jarkko served a great game, as Juanqui did on 5-6
The tiebreak was shaky, both had good and bad moments. Ferrero, though, had 3 errors in a row to go from a 6-5 lead to a 6-8 loss.

Thats it, overall

Dissident
10-16-2002, 03:23 AM
Vera, I dont know if it is really his nickname, but I heard someone calling him like that, I liked it and started calling him too.

Bye Leo! :wavey:

Dissident
10-16-2002, 03:25 AM
My online week is almost over... Ill be travelling on Thursday, and Ill work all day tomorrow so tomorrow night is my last day to post untill sunday.
Ill be watching some tennis matches, but I wont be able to talk to you. :sad:

And I should go to bed now, as I have an early morning class tomorrow.
:wavey: Bye bye all!

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 03:26 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Vera, I dont know if it is really his nickname, but I heard someone calling him like that, I liked it and started calling him too.

Charlie is a bona fide nickname for Charles ;) Just, you know, to add some totally useless American information :o

Vera
10-16-2002, 03:27 AM
Okay, thanks for the insight regarding Ferrero. Seems to me that he always win the first set and let his level went down a bit in the second then come back in the third. Well, it's hard to be consistent thru out a long match, I guess.

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by hitman
My online week is almost over... Ill be travelling on Thursday, and Ill work all day tomorrow so tomorrow night is my last day to post untill sunday.
Ill be watching some tennis matches, but I wont be able to talk to you. :sad:

And I should go to bed now, as I have an early morning class tomorrow.
:wavey: Bye bye all!

Oh! :(

I will miss you terribly. :dramatic weeping and sobbing:

Have a good time over the weekend! I'll be working :rolleyes: myself, so . . .

Good night :wavey:

Vera
10-16-2002, 03:30 AM
Bye Hitman. Nice to have you here. Come back soon.:wavey:

Vera
10-16-2002, 03:32 AM
Okay, seems everyone's gone. Bye then.

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 03:33 AM
Well, bye, Vera. I was wandering around the board, LOL ;)

I should go anyway. Night, all! :wavey:

I will be dreaming of my future husband :hearts:;)

Vera
10-16-2002, 03:35 AM
Oh you're still here, and you're leaving. Oh well, sweet dream, TH. :wavey:

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 03:48 AM
One last thing:

"Immediately following Moya's victory on Pista Central, another top Spaniard had the crowd holding its collective breath as he fended off an upset bid - No. 5 Juan Carlos Ferrero, who survived against Finland's Jarkko Nieminen, 6-3, 6-7(6), 7-5.

The duration of the match was identical to that of Moya's, at 2 hours and 41 minutes, and was marked by high-risk tennis from Ferrero, who finished with 53 winners and 50 unforced errors. Despite the close score, the 22-year-old dubbed the "Mosquito" said he never felt the outcome was in doubt.

"I always thought I was going to win," Ferrero said. "The second set was taken away from me, in a sense. Then I think with the help of the public, it was easier - especially in the most difficult moments, when I needed it." He next faces the winner of Wednesday's match between countryman Alex Corretja and Russian star Yevgeny Kafelnikov."

Watch out, Ferrero is confident! :eek:;)

Layla
10-16-2002, 10:18 AM
Morning all! :wavey:

I just saw the DSF highlights, including Safin' bitter loss. Poor Marat, he was so angry. :(

Pfffffft. :rolleyes: They promised us highlights of Juanqui's match today but then they only showed the last point. :mad: I told you DSF channel purposefully ignores Ferrero. Did I mention that this is NOT my favorite channel? They did show a very brief interview with him though, but it was dubbed into German so I couldn't really understand what he was saying. All I know is he said that he knew Jarrko was very good on indoor courts since they play a lot of tennis indoors in Finland. Then he said something in Spanish about how wonderful the atmosphere was and he thanked the crowd for their support by blowing a kiss to the camera. Awwwwwwww. How sweet! :hearts:

I love his hair right now. It's just perfect. :drool: And he was so happy and pumped when he won! He didn't seem tired at all. :) But the one player who was even more pumped after his victory was Moya. He fell on his back, then squatted and pumped his fist, before finally standing up. He let out an audible sigh of relief. The Spaniards are really eager to do well, you can see it in their faces. :) There was a cute point in the 3rd set tie-break. It was 5-3 for Moya and Gonzalez hit a huge forehand that clipped the net and flew towards the line. Moya though it was going out and made a little jump but before his feet even touched the ground again the ball fell inside the line and he slumped in disappointment. Lol.

And lol at Ferrero too. The second set was taken away from him? :p Yeah, Juanqui. You know it rightfully belonged to you. ;) Too funny. :D Glad to see him confident though. :)

Layla
10-16-2002, 10:46 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
What he's saying is, he doesn't like blonde or black-haired women, doesn't care if they're tall (or large), and wants someone with a radiant personality who can make him laugh.

I don't know if I can get to Switzerland -- Mrs. B will have to put in lots of good words for me ;) and I'll have to plan a trip to a US tournament that he's playing in.

All the same, WOW.

Awwww TH, you gotta meet him now, one way or another. It's meant to be. :) He's so sweet. :) Go for it, girl! :bounce:

Layla
10-16-2002, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
yes, but aren't they gonna get a divorce so you two can be together? am i still out of the loop? :confused:

lol Leo, that's not exactly the reason I asked for a divorce. ;) No, you're not out of the loop, I just don't have time to continue the story right now. :o Nothing's cooking on my stove for now. :(

Layla
10-16-2002, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Speaking of the story, how could you resist this, Layla?! :eek:

You must have willpower of steel!

I know, I know. :angel: I also resisted Juanqui's kiss. :o I must be one tough cookie lol. ;) Alex is such a hunk though. :kiss: Thank you for the wonderful pic. :)

Layla
10-16-2002, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Yes, I saw that Dani won today :) :bounce: She plays Elena Dementieva in the next round.

Kim & Dani are playing their first round doubles match tomorrow. Good luck, girls! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Good luck to Lindsay, too! :)

Yes, good luck to Lindsay, Kim and Daniela today!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Sadly, I won't be able to see Lindsay's match on Eurosport. :( They show too matches a day, one at 3 pm and one at 6:30 pm and the first one will be Capriati :rolleyes: while the second one will be Myskina again (they show her yesterday's match too).

Layla
10-16-2002, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by hitman
My online week is almost over... Ill be travelling on Thursday, and Ill work all day tomorrow so tomorrow night is my last day to post untill sunday.
Ill be watching some tennis matches, but I wont be able to talk to you. :sad:

And I should go to bed now, as I have an early morning class tomorrow.
:wavey: Bye bye all!

Awwww, you'll be away again. :sad: We'll miss you here, so hurry back!

Layla
10-16-2002, 11:10 AM
Finally, an interview with Ferrero at one of these events! :)

Q. Moya said that his match was a very emotional one. What about yours?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, not mine. It was quite a hard match. The crowd has been very supportive, but it was okay. What was important for me was the final point when we beat Australia in Davis Cup. I can't compare this, because that was really an emotional moment.

Q. Was there any moment in the match that you thought that you were going to lose?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, no. I always thought I was going to win. The second set was taken away from me, in a sense. Then I think with the help of the public, it was easier ‑ especially in the most difficult moments, when I needed it.

Q. Your last trips, the jet lag, has this affected you?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: It affected me more in Vienna because I was coming back from Hong Kong. Now it's a bit more under control, after being in Vienna. Now we are used to the time change.

Q. He's a difficult player, and he hits the ball very hard. You tried to go to the net, but it was difficult.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, today I wasn't very focused on the net. Sometimes he made good passing shots, but others I was able to win the point. He has a good backhand, and I tried to attack all the time. It got more difficult. This surface is hard with these players.

Q. Are you happy with your serve?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, even with my second serve. I had some breakpoints. The surface is not so quick.

Q. You have a lot of pressure in the third set. Did you think you could miss your chance to go to Masters Cup?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: At a point, I was a bit worried, but I got over it ‑ not only for the Masters, but also because I want to win in Madrid.

Q. Are you disappointed with your game or happy with your game today?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, no, I'm not disappointed at all. I might have made some mistakes, but I think I won.

Q. Now you play Corretja or Kafelnikov.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes. They are different players. Corretja's ball bounces very high. He's very solid. Kafelnikov, he plays more flat. I will change my game if I play Alex or Kafelnikov.

Q. Which one do you prefer to play?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: I don't know.

Q. It's been an impressive season, but a tight match today.

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, the season has been great. From the beginning, I had some injuries. The rankings are very tight now. What we do now will be quite important for the ranking, for the Masters.

Q. You are used to playing under pressure. We could see that in Davis Cup. Do you feel stimulated by the public? Do you like the pressure you have here in Spain?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Well, we love to play in Spain. You are more comfortable because the public is around. It's better to play at home, that's for sure.
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lol @ "but I think I won". :D He uses we a lot in the interview. Does he mean Spanish players? Such a tight group they are. :)

Leo7
10-16-2002, 11:41 AM
lol! thanks for the interview, layla. Juan Carlos seems so happy after his big win. and i never knew Carlos Moya could be so emotional on the court. ;)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 01:30 PM
Morning, all! :wavey:

I see Layla went on a mini-posting jag this morning ;) I hope Timmy does well for you!

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by Layla
They did show a very brief interview with him though, but it was dubbed into German so I couldn't really understand what he was saying. All I know is he said that he knew Jarrko was very good on indoor courts since they play a lot of tennis indoors in Finland. Then he said something in Spanish about how wonderful the atmosphere was and he thanked the crowd for their support by blowing a kiss to the camera. Awwwwwwww. How sweet! :hearts:

Aww! :hearts: He's so sweet. Such kind words for Jarkko, and blowing a kiss to his homecrowd.

I figured he'd win on crowd support alone, and now it's a good thing he had them! :eek: They love you, and we love you!!


I love his hair right now. It's just perfect. :drool: And he was so happy and pumped when he won! He didn't seem tired at all. :)

Now I can't wait to see his DC victory over Hewitt. Or, come to think of it, his match against Agassi on Friday ;)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Awwww TH, you gotta meet him now, one way or another. It's meant to be. :) He's so sweet. :) Go for it, girl! :bounce:

LOL, it's been almost 12 hours and it still makes me feel giddy :o

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by Layla
lol Leo, that's not exactly the reason I asked for a divorce. ;) No, you're not out of the loop, I just don't have time to continue the story right now. :o Nothing's cooking on my stove for now. :(

Aww, that's too bad :( I guess I can continue with the tennis posts then. I'm really looking forward to seeing PMac & C.Dri this weekend!! Can't wait to hear new bumbling inanities!!

And you're quite welcome for the picture :)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 01:38 PM
Thank you thank you thank you for the interview!! I just knew that his would be posted from the beginning since he's being treated like the darling of the tournament. I'm really going to like having a TMS in Spain in the future :D

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 01:39 PM
:eek::eek::eek: Do I have to relinquish my coolness forever now? I've just hit the big 3-0-0-0! :eek::eek::eek:

Layla
10-16-2002, 02:06 PM
Hi TH! :wavey:

WOW!!! :eek: Congrats on reaching a new level of coolness!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Welcome to the 3000 club! :) I'll inform you about special privileges later. ;)

DAMN!!!! Timmy lost to Srichaphan. :sad: :fiery: Poor thing, his chances for the Masters Cup are not looking good now. :( He's had rotten luck with the draw. :mad: Well, at least he can go home to his wife now, who is expecting a baby any day now. :)

Am I really the only one who doesn't like Paradorn at all? :p

ILR
10-16-2002, 03:44 PM
oooo you beat me TH! :( ;) lol congrats,Im about to join that club also! :eek:

ILR
10-16-2002, 04:29 PM
Just thought Id let you all know,I might not be on here much tonight,if at all! :eek: because 1stly I have a parents and pupils GCSE(HUGE tests that my future career will most likely rely on:rolleyes: ) and then after that Im goint round to my uncles hous eto match England v Macedonia!Go England.Dont do anything I wouldnt!;) See you all tonight(maybe) if not tomorrow! :wavey:

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi TH! :wavey:

WOW!!! :eek: Congrats on reaching a new level of coolness!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Welcome to the 3000 club! :) I'll inform you about special privileges later. ;)

DAMN!!!! Timmy lost to Srichaphan. :sad: :fiery: Poor thing, his chances for the Masters Cup are not looking good now. :( He's had rotten luck with the draw. :mad: Well, at least he can go home to his wife now, who is expecting a baby any day now. :)

Am I really the only one who doesn't like Paradorn at all? :p

Ooh, special priviledges! :D

I'm wondering if that wasn't playing on Tim's mind a bit? I mean, I can't seriously think that he was completely focused on playing this week when little Timmy is due!

I'm not a big fan of Paradorn, but my tennis watching buddy LOVES him. That's because my friend is of Indian descent and is stoked that there's such a good Asian player on the circuit right now. I think his fans on this board get a little defensive and go a little overboard sometimes, but I don't have a personal animosity towards him.

If he defeats one of my boys, perhaps that will change . . .

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
oooo you beat me TH! :( ;) lol congrats,Im about to join that club also! :eek:

LOL, you're just four measly posts away!

Good luck on your test! I hated those things :rolleyes:

Mrs. B
10-16-2002, 05:27 PM
Hoi, zäme!!!!!:wavey:

and congrats to the 3000ers...:)

ILR
10-16-2002, 07:49 PM
Hi! :wavey: Im nearly there,but Ill wait til you are all around,as for going to my uncles,we decided it wasnt worth it,so here I am :)

Mrs. B
10-16-2002, 08:13 PM
Hi, ilR, i'm here! Switzerland made the first goal in the first half...this is exciting.

And Alex has won the second set, 6-3... Vamos, mi amor!:bounce:

ILR
10-16-2002, 08:20 PM
lol Im here,back and too from Rogi and Juanqui forums.Guys!I did it! I made it to 3000!!! :eek: :eek: lol should I be pleased? ;) I have officially entered Dorkdom! ;) (just joking Layla and Hackie! ;) )

Mrs. B
10-16-2002, 08:35 PM
And what happens if i make 2000?

ILR
10-16-2002, 08:43 PM
you are officially addicted! ;)

Mrs. B
10-16-2002, 08:48 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
you are officially addicted! ;)

LOL, i already was with 500...

Mi amor has won! Bravo, Alex!!!
3-6, 6-3, 6-4

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 08:51 PM
ZHENYA! :(:sad:

But it's what I feared. :(:(:(

Kick his ass, Juanqui ;)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 09:00 PM
Juan Carlos Ferrero vs Alex Corretja

Ferrero leads 2-1

1999: Mallorca--Clay--F: Ferrero 2-6, 7-6, 6-3
2000: Roland Garros--Clay--QF: Ferrero 6-4, 6-4, 6-2
2002: Kitzbühel--Clay--F: Corretja 6-4, 6-1, 6-3

Interesting that they've never played on hard . . .

Layla
10-16-2002, 09:07 PM
Hi! :wavey:

I just got back from the movies, where I saw Minority Report.

Congrats ILR on your 3000th!!! :bounce: I thought you already entered Dorkdom at 2000. ;)

YAAAAAAY!!! Alex won! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif

It will be great to see him and Juanqui play against each other again. :)

Poor Tommy had to retire again. :sad: But I can't be too sad cause that means Fabrice moved on and will now face Nalbandian! :) I'm hoping he doesn't have enough experience to play the Magician, but maybe that's just wishful thinking. ;) Anyways, good luck!

Ouch, I can't believe Schalken lost to Ljubicic! :eek: :eek: :eek: What the hell happened there? :(

ILR
10-16-2002, 09:09 PM
:wavey: @ Layla

Well now Im really really dorky!;) I mean I only joined in August! :eek: Thanx anyway

Yeh poor Tommy had to retire,what a shame :sad:

But I cant really complain because Rogi wiped the floor with Rios ;) :D

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 09:11 PM
:wavey: Layla! Did you enjoy the movie? I haven't seen it myself but have heard mixed reviews.

Welcome to the club, ILR. I see you've temporarily passed me again. We are both firmly ensconced in the Top Ten posters, though :) I guess it's an accomplishment :o

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 09:14 PM
Just for the hell of it, here's how we all rank (we're all in the Top 50!):

5. Layla
8. ILR
9. TH
11. Rebecca
12. Leo
18. Mrs. B
19. hitman
34. Vera

I think that shows just how dorky we can all be. :o:o:o

ILR
10-16-2002, 09:15 PM
lol im only 7 ahead now ;) yeh,dorks rule! :cool:

Layla
10-16-2002, 09:23 PM
Of course dorks rule! :D Wow, I'm still in the top 5! :eek: :)

I forgot to say that I'm happy for Roger too. Ooooops, I'm am overjoyed that Johansson is doing better now! He defeated Norman today, but it happened so early in the day I almost forgot about it. ;) Congrats Thomas! :) Good luck against Calleri, who's already downed too of my faves. :( 2 out of 2. :rolleyes: Hope third time's a charm. ;)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 09:26 PM
I am so pleased that Thomas is in the third round!! I posted in the Swedish forum :) If he can get past Calleri (who has just been on fire :eek::eek: ) then he can up his chances of getting closer to Costa in the Race. I'd much rather see Thomas there than Costa.

ILR
10-16-2002, 09:27 PM
lol Im no 8 now!!!!:cool:

Well I think if Nico wins it'll be Rogi v Nico,what a very easy on the eye match! :drool: In the space of a week my fave guy has played v 2 of my other faves. *sigh* ;) Rogi all the way though,of course :)

Layla
10-16-2002, 09:27 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: Layla! Did you enjoy the movie? I haven't seen it myself but have heard mixed reviews.


I have mixed feelings myself, but I often do with Spielberg's movies. Yeah, I enjoyed it, very much so. The story is wonderful, but then it was written by Philip K. Dick, so no wonder. Rememer Blade Runner? :) Definitely in my top 5 fave movies of all time. On the other hand, there were quite a few flaws and some scenes that were completely redundant or even annoying. But all in all, it's a fascinating movie. I'm glad I went to see it.

Vera
10-16-2002, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Just for the hell of it, here's how we all rank (we're all in the Top 50!):

5. Layla
8. ILR
9. TH
11. Rebecca
12. Leo
18. Mrs. B
19. hitman
34. Vera

I think that shows just how dorky we can all be. :o:o:o

:o :o :o I'm up there too? Okay, so my goal would be to get to top 20 at the end of the year! :rolleyes: :D :D :D

Layla
10-16-2002, 09:33 PM
Lindsay defeated Panova 6-2 6-2! :) :bounce:

Tomorrow is Kimmy's turn. And once again, her match won't be covered on Eurosport. But Daniela's will be though. :)

Did you guys know that Capriati lost in the first round again to Martinez? :eek: True, she twisted her ankle in the middle of the match, but that was only after she was BAGELED in the first set! :eek: :eek: She actually played a lot better after the injury occured. What's up with her?

ILR
10-16-2002, 09:33 PM
lol!we are the dork brigade and proud of it! :p

ILR
10-16-2002, 09:35 PM
woah thats pretty bad that! :eek:maybe this is her slump still ;) Im sure she'll be fine soon

Vera
10-16-2002, 09:35 PM
Hi Layla, TH and IRL.

Did anyone get to see Rogi's match today? I did, but it wasn't that exciting. Rio played very sloppy, Rogi is consistent but he didn't have to do much to win it. His white outfit really looks good on him though. I kept thinking that he looks like an angel.:)

ILR
10-16-2002, 09:40 PM
Hi Vera :wavey:

I didnt see it because I was at school,but I dont think it was on TV anyway. :( Thats good if he didnt have to work that hard because he will be fresh for the next game :) He does look like an angel.Hes a darling :kiss: :)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Lindsay defeated Panova 6-2 6-2! :) :bounce:

Tomorrow is Kimmy's turn. And once again, her match won't be covered on Eurosport. But Daniela's will be though. :)

Did you guys know that Capriati lost in the first round again to Martinez? :eek: True, she twisted her ankle in the middle of the match, but that was only after she was BAGELED in the first set! :eek: :eek: She actually played a lot better after the injury occured. What's up with her?

Whoa, what is up with Cappy?! She's supposed to help dethrone the Williams sisters at the top! :eek: I guess she's hit the dregs . . .

Congrats to Lindsay, though! :bounce: And good luck to my girls tomorrow. Let me know how Dani's match went.

Apparently Kimmy has had a cold. Or more appropriately, she and Lleyton have been giving each other the same cold for the past month or so. So I guess that's why he sick this week! ;)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by Vera
:o :o :o I'm up there too? Okay, so my goal would be to get to top 20 at the end of the year! :rolleyes: :D :D :D

LMAO!! I guess we dragged you with us! ;)

Hi, by the way :wavey:

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by Vera
His white outfit really looks good on him though. I kept thinking that he looks like an angel.:)

Awwwwwwwwww. That's so cute :hearts:

ILR
10-16-2002, 09:45 PM
well Im heading off for bed now.Night! :wavey:

Nacho
10-16-2002, 09:46 PM
omg I suck so much at posting. I guess I'm not even top 100

Vera
10-16-2002, 09:48 PM
Goodnight ILR:wavey: Sweet dream!

Hi Nacho, you just have to come chat with us more often!:wavey:

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 09:50 PM
:wavey: Hey, Nacho!

You're actually #55 at the moment. It's a delicate balance of real coolness and having a life :)

Nacho
10-16-2002, 09:54 PM
lol well I guess I don't suck that much :D

I'll try to do it Vera :) , but lately I don't have much time left...

Mrs. B
10-16-2002, 09:56 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Apparently Kimmy has had a cold. Or more appropriately, she and Lleyton have been giving each other the same cold for the past month or so. So I guess that's why he sick this week! ;)

i think it's sweet that Lleyton is with Kimmy in Zürich while he's not playing...he must have been so proud of her winning Filderstadt. :angel:

:D Hey, i'm with the Dork Brigade! I feel cool being up there with you guys.

But i gotta go to bed now, me eyes are sore...but happy for the Swiss boys who took Ireland, 2-1. :bounce:

G'night Hackie, Layla, Vera, Nacho (hasta luego). Good luck to the Spanish Armada & Rogi tomorrow...

:wavey:

Layla
10-16-2002, 09:57 PM
Good night ILR! :wavey: Have a good day tomorrow. Good luck on your test! :)

:wavey: Vera!

I think you'll make top 20 way before the end of the year. ;)

Lapentti defeated Acasuso 6-3 6-2. :) Congrats!

Nacho
10-16-2002, 09:58 PM
Buenas noches! :D ('good night')

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 10:00 PM
Good night, Fate's Little Helper ;) :wavey:

Layla
10-16-2002, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Apparently Kimmy has had a cold. Or more appropriately, she and Lleyton have been giving each other the same cold for the past month or so. So I guess that's why he sick this week! ;)

Yeah, I heard about that. So cute, but so bad for tennis. ;) Apparently she played with a cold all through the Porche tourney. :eek: Judging by her results, she will do great in Zurich too. ;)

Layla
10-16-2002, 10:02 PM
Good night Mrs. B! :wavey: Sweet dreams. :)

Vera
10-16-2002, 10:06 PM
Good night Nacho and Mrs. B. Sweet dreams!:wavey:

Vera
10-16-2002, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by Layla

:wavey: Vera!

I think you'll make top 20 way before the end of the year. ;)



Hehehe, the amount of time I spent here, I think I can catch up in no time. :D :p :D

Leo7
10-16-2002, 10:37 PM
MGM upset Anastasia Myskina today in Zurich. :D :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

poor tommy haas :sad:

Leo7
10-16-2002, 10:39 PM
congrats to both emma and hackie on reaching 3000 posts today! ;)

Layla
10-16-2002, 10:43 PM
Hi Leo! :wavey:

I thought you liked Russian girls? :confused: ;)

Leo7
10-16-2002, 10:54 PM
hey layla! :wavey:

i love the russians, all except Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva. ;)

anyway, glad to see Roger, Alex, and especially Misha all won today. :D

and did you hear that Capriati got beat 6-0, 6-3 by Conchita Martinez? :eek: this girl is in a serious slump if she's losing that basly to Conchita. :rolleyes:

Leo7
10-16-2002, 10:55 PM
basly = badly ;)

Leo7
10-16-2002, 10:57 PM
ZURICH (Reuters) - Top seed Jennifer Capriati was crushed by Spaniard Conchita Martinez, 6-0, 6-3, in the second round of the Swisscom Challenge Wednesday after suffering an injury to her ankle.

The American world No. 3 insisted the injury to her left ankle would not prevent her from playing in the end-of-season WTA Masters event, however.

"I am still looking forward to the Masters," she said. "I don't know what the injury is yet but it hurts. I didn't feel anything in the first set, but I felt it at the beginning of the second."

The match, which lasted only one hour and 17 minutes, was Capriati's first after being handed a bye through the opening stages and she admitted that a lack of match experience on the slow indoor courts made it difficult to get going.

"I had problems getting into the match," she said. "I would have rather had no bye and played in the first round. I would even have preferred to play in the qualifiers."

The match began as a one-sided affair with former Wimbledon champion Martinez continuing to recover her old form, which was evident in her first-round defeat of Swiss hope Myriam Casanova, to hit winners with ease.

The 30-year-old, who opened the match with a comfortable service game, went on to break her American opponent three times on the way to an impressive love set which left Capriati's head bowed.

Martinez, ranked 47th in the world, extended her astonishing run of winning games to seven with another easy service game to open the second set.

Capriati's hopes took a further blow when she was forced to call for the trainer after twisting her ankle during the start of the second set.

Martinez took the opportunity to practice her serves as Capriati was attended to by the side of the court, but the American refused to give up and returned to the baseline to play out the match.

Although unable to put any weight on her injured and heavily strapped left ankle, Capriati's tentative opening steps after treatment showed signs of promise and she won her first game of the match.

The games then went with serve until the sixth, when Martinez got the break and nudged within sight of victory by taking the score to 4-2.

Capriati continued her stubborn resistance by hitting through a love service game in the next, but Martinez finally served out the match to claim only her third quarter-final spot of the year.

The in-form Spaniard will meet either Yugoslav Jelena Dokic or American Alexandra Stevenson in the next round.

:eek:

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 11:12 PM
Cappy is crazy if she's playing on a twisted or fractured ankle :eek: Take it easy, girl!

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 11:14 PM
LOL at this article! :rolleyes: Ferrero leads 2-1 in the head-to-head, idiota.

Spanish Heavyweights Duke It Out in Madrid
By Richard Evans - Tennis Radio Network

A match up between Spanish heavyweights was bound to happen sooner or later at the Tennis Masters Madrid and, sure enough, Juan Carlos Ferrero - light in build, but heavy in achievement - will face off against Alex Corretja on Thursday in a match that promises to pack the Rockódromo.

Strangely, the pair have only met three times. All have been on clay with Corretja, who won the last meeting in the final of Kitzbuhel this year, leading 2-1. So a clash on an indoor carpet will add a new chapter to their rivalry and, after the way in which Corretja fought back from a set down and a break down in the third to beat Yevgeny Kafelnikov Wednesday night, young Juan Carlos may find it difficult to realize his dream of becoming the tennis king of Madrid.

Prior to that match Carlos Moya, another Spaniard with much to play for, will face Jiri Novak, the deceptively languid Czech, who still harbors dreams of making a late run for a place in the eight man field for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai. Novak came into the tournament in 11th place and has seen Marat Safin, Tim Henman, Albert Costa and Andy Roddick all lose in the opening rounds. Novak is within striking distance of all those players should he progress to the final, but Moya presents a huge obstacle.

The tall man from Majorca scored a fine win over Fernando Gonzalez in the first round and is now level on points with Henman at No. 5 in the Race for Shanghai. Moya leads Novak 4-3 in career meetings but, amazingly they have not played since 1997 when Novak was the winner indoors in Ostrava. Expect a close match.

The Centre Court program opens with Fabrice Santoro, the double handed wizard of the drop shot, taking on the shock Wimbledon finalist from Argentina, David Nalbandian.

Layla
10-16-2002, 11:23 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
hey layla! :wavey:

i love the russians, all except Anastasia Myskina and Elena Dementieva. ;)

anyway, glad to see Roger, Alex, and especially Misha all won today. :D

and did you hear that Capriati got beat 6-0, 6-3 by Conchita Martinez? :eek: this girl is in a serious slump if she's losing that basly to Conchita. :rolleyes:

Lol, the two skinny ones. ;) Yeah, I don't like them too much either, especially Dementieva.

I saw Cappy's match on TV, not that I payed much attention mind you. :o TH, I don't know what's wrong with her foot, but she was moving as if she wasn't hampered at all, so maybe it's nothing to serious.

Layla
10-16-2002, 11:24 PM
Ok, I gotta go watch The Pretender now! :D Bye! :wavey:

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 11:30 PM
Dani & Kimmy won their doubles match today!!

They defeated the #4 seeds Nicole Arendt / Liezel Huber (USA/RSA) 1-6, 7-6(3), 6-3!!

Congrats girls! Could this be the beginning of a new partnership? ;)

Nacho
10-16-2002, 11:45 PM
*cough* never underestimate Conchita Martinez ;)

She's my fave player coz I started watching tennis after I saw her playing the 1996 Olympics :)

TennisHack
10-16-2002, 11:50 PM
LOL, Nacho :) Conchita is also leading the Spain Fed Cup team, with Arantxa. I just saw that :)

Layla
10-17-2002, 01:02 AM
Originally posted by Nacho
*cough* never underestimate Conchita Martinez ;)

She's my fave player coz I started watching tennis after I saw her playing the 1996 Olympics :)

Not underestimating her at all. :) But for Jen to be bageled like that is a bit extreme, don't you think?

The player who introduced the world of tennis to me was Ivan Lendl and he will always be my fave. :)

Dissident
10-17-2002, 01:26 AM
Hi People.
I shouldnt be here... I should be doing some work for Uni, but fortunately I got it done this afternoon. Also, I should be then in the stadium to watch the football, but I couldnt go because of the weather and I still have to pack my stuff. :mad:

Anyway, just passing by to say hi! (:o Cheap rhyme!..)
:wavey:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 01:28 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Hi People.
I shouldnt be here... I should be doing some work for Uni, but fortunately I got it done this afternoon. Also, I should be then in the stadium to watch the football, but I couldnt go because of the weather and I still have to pack my stuff. :mad:

Anyway, just passing by to say hi! (:o Cheap rhyme!..)
:wavey:

:wavey: LOL, I am doing homework :o

So does this mean you'll not be around later tonight? :(

Layla
10-17-2002, 01:49 AM
Hmmm, since I'm here alone, I feel like reminiscing about my trip to the USA, best time of my life. So if you're not interested, you can just skip this post. :p I just me talking to myself again. ;)

I was backpacking from the east coast to the west with a 45-day unlimited Grayhound ticket. After 10 glorious days in New York I set off on a night bus to Pittsburgh. On the bus I met a really nice (and cute) architect student and we ended up talking all night, but he was headed for Washington and i got off at Pittsburgh. :( What a shame. :p Pittsburgh was a lovely surprise though.

In the evening I boarded another night bus to Charlottesville, Virginia. It was a gorgeous sunny day so I just lounged around the centre, getting burned. :o

Another night bus took me to one of the most beautiful cities I've seen - Savannah, Georgia. :hearts: I finally checked into a youth hostel and spent the night. Sadly, there seemed to be no life at all after 9 pm in Savannah and the streets were deserted. :eek: Much as I love the beauty of Savannah during the day, I already live in a town that is dead at night, so no thanks. (I was scouting for a town to move into ;) ).

Next evening I set off to Baltimore, but after spending a few hours there I sort of freaked out. I got a very bad vibe off that place and since the youth hostel was closed anyway, I decided to skip Baltimore and go for Philadelphia instead. And a wise decision that was too. A much friendlier town. And the youth hostel where I spent the night was run by this nice Serbian guy so we got to talking in his native language and he treated me very well. :)

Next stop, the one and only Chicago. I only spent half a day there though (can't remember why). I remember it was raining, but I kept looking up anyway, because those buildings were so amazing I couldn't take my eyes of them. They fit together perfectly, from whatever angle you look at them. Not to mention the charming bridges over the river which really add flare to the town and can be seen in all the movies set in Chicago. ;)

A night train took me to Memphis, Tennessee where there were blues concerts in every pub and on the streets. :eek: The town itself is not very interesting though.

Continuing with the music theme, I next headed to New Orleans but didn't have a blast. After Baltimore, this was the only other town that freaked me out. I just didn't feel safe there at night and that's when life starts. The French Quarter was fascinating and again I met a great guy, half Native American. As we parted, he gave me a bundle of sage to keep me safe. I thought that was very sweet and just what I needed at the time. In the end I felt relived when I left the town unharmed. I've no idea what spooked me so much, maybe it was all the negative energy, voodoo and vampires. ;)

Next stop was San Antonio, Texas, where the youth hostel had a swimming pool :drool: Belive me, that means a lot to a backpacker. :) It's a cute little town. There is footpath winding along the river just below the street and it's lined with shops and restaurants. Very romantic, especially in the evening.

Albuquerque was a huge disappointment. Maybe I only went there cause of the Neil Young song :o but it was sort of like LA. Enormous, sprawling away to the horizon, long wide avenues and low houses. You can't get by without a car.

But Santa Fe was a lot better. A bit on the kitch side, but I loved it. Two very nice girls gave me a ride from Albuqureque to Santa Fe and we stopped in an artists' community in an abandoned mining town. Back to the days of hippies. :) I could see myself living there lol.

Then I decided to go back to Chicago (a zig-zag) with a stop in Lincoln, Nebraska (the deadest town I've ever seen :( ). I was just in time for a blues festival in the park next to the lake. I had a fantastic time.

Ok, maybe I should stop now. I'm starting to bore even myself lol.

Layla
10-17-2002, 01:50 AM
Ooops, seems like I'm not alone. :o Sorry.

Layla
10-17-2002, 01:54 AM
Lindsay :)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021016/capt.1034802370swisscom_challenge_klo153.jpg

Layla
10-17-2002, 01:55 AM
Looks like I'm alone again. :(

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 02:03 AM
Hey, Layla! :wavey:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 02:10 AM
Your trip sounds awesome :) That's more of the country than I've ever seen.

LOL, I'm not surprised New Orleans scared you. There's something about bayou air that does crazy things to people. ;) I'm also not surprised Nebraska was dead boring, because it's generally regarded as a flat, boring state :rolleyes:

So is this how you chose Oregon as your dream state?

Layla
10-17-2002, 02:23 AM
Hi TH! :wavey:

Well, I only described half of the trip, but yes. In the end, Portland, Oregon won my vote. :) But there are so many places I could live in, even San Francisco (in the right neighbourhood). I loved North Beach (an Italian neighbourhood). There was this café called Trieste that was a wonderful place to sit around sipping your coffee. :) And Trieste the Italian town is smack on the Slovene border and used to belong to Yugoslavia anyway. It's less than 100 miles from where I live. To see its name 5000 miles away from home was really funny. :) Did you do any travelling?

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 02:32 AM
Not much, no. Only from my home state to the state where my college is located ;) I would love to travel after school when I have enough money to do so--across the US and Europe and of course Russia :hearts: And to get to Russia I'd have to fly to Finland, so I could stop by and see all of Jarkko's tennis haunts, so it'd be even better!! :)

Dissident
10-17-2002, 02:32 AM
Originally posted by Layla

On the bus I met a really nice (and cute) architect student and we ended up talking all night, but he was headed for Washington and i got off at Pittsburgh. :( What a shame. :p Pittsburgh was a lovely surprise though.


What can I say.... :p
hehehe


As for Chicago, it was my dream place for a visit for many mnay years, and was the place to where I almost went for a studying program of six months. In the end I didnt go, though... :sad:

Dissident
10-17-2002, 02:39 AM
I only got two teams untill now for this week :sad:

Whats going on with that game? Is it too boring? Can we change something to make it more interesting?
:(

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 02:42 AM
hitman, LOL, I'm compiling my team right now!!

I had so much work to do that I'm only now getting around to it :o:o

Layla
10-17-2002, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Not much, no. Only from my home state to the state where my college is located ;) I would love to travel after school when I have enough money to do so--across the US and Europe and of course Russia :hearts: And to get to Russia I'd have to fly to Finland, so I could stop by and see all of Jarkko's tennis haunts, so it'd be even better!! :)

Wow, you should definitely do that trip. :) Finland is supposed to be very beatiful, as for Mother Russia, well... it's got your heart already so you have to go. ;) But don't forget to stop by in Switzerland and pick up Miche. ;) He could be your travelling companion. :) Lol, I'm getting carried away, but I can't help it, I'm such a romantic. :o

Layla
10-17-2002, 02:51 AM
Originally posted by hitman


What can I say.... :p
hehehe


As for Chicago, it was my dream place for a visit for many mnay years, and was the place to where I almost went for a studying program of six months. In the end I didnt go, though... :sad:

lol Hitman! :D Was that you? ;) It's really too bad you didn't get to go on that studying program in Chicago. :( I can't even imagine how happy I'd be if I could spend 6 months in Chicago. :) Even its "subway" is ingenious.

About the game, no it's not boring at all. It's a lot of fun and you're running it perfectly. :) I've no idea why people aren't posting their teams. :( Maybe they're busy and they forgot. That just means that those of us who remember and send it every week will have a better chances of reaching the top. :p In the end it doesn't really matter how many of us play, as long as the core group is a fun one, which it is. ;) But perhaps it would be time to invite others to join the game, or is it too late for that?

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 02:53 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Wow, you should definitely do that trip. :) Finland is supposed to be very beatiful, as for Mother Russia, well... it's got your heart already so you have to go. ;)

I want to, so much. :sigh: I will definitely go to Russia one day, and of course to Switzerland ;) And Finland, and England, and . . .

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 02:55 AM
Originally posted by Layla
lol Hitman! :D Was that you? ;) It's really too bad you didn't get to go on that studying program in Chicago. :( I can't even imagine how happy I'd be if I could spend 6 months in Chicago. :) Even its "subway" is ingenious.

And you'd be closer to me! :eek: Or maybe that's why you chose not to come, you just "knew" somehow ;)

Dissident
10-17-2002, 03:01 AM
Originally posted by Layla


lol Hitman! :D Was that you? ;) It's really too bad you didn't get to go on that studying program in Chicago. :( I can't even imagine how happy I'd be if I could spend 6 months in Chicago. :) Even its "subway" is ingenious.

About the game, no it's not boring at all. It's a lot of fun and you're running it perfectly. :) I've no idea why people aren't posting their teams. :( Maybe they're busy and they forgot. That just means that those of us who remember and send it every week will have a better chances of reaching the top. :p In the end it doesn't really matter how many of us play, as long as the core group is a fun one, which it is. ;) But perhaps it would be time to invite others to join the game, or is it too late for that?

lol :o
I couldnt go, because I was kind of too young, and I was in the middle of school, and felt a little scared of leaving. Then one year later I was dying to go and couldnt anymore. :sad:

And about the game, I dont think it will be any good to invite people now, as we have like three tournaments to go.
Im planning some changes for next season though. I guess it will make it interesting :D *mysterious look*

Layla
10-17-2002, 03:01 AM
I have to go to bed now, it's very late.

See you tomorrow! Good night! :wavey:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 03:06 AM
Goodnight, Layla! :wavey:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by hitman
And about the game, I dont think it will be any good to invite people now, as we have like three tournaments to go.
Im planning some changes for next season though. I guess it will make it interesting :D *mysterious look*

Ooooh! :eek: Interesting . . .

Leo7
10-17-2002, 03:08 AM
nite nite layla. :wavey:

hello.

Dissident
10-17-2002, 03:10 AM
Hmm, three more teams. We are six now. Just that lazy cow Becca and we have a typical week. :p

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 03:12 AM
Hi, Leo :wavey:

See, we're all slackers, hitman. We wait til the last second ;)

Leo7
10-17-2002, 03:17 AM
shit i have to go! 2 tests and a quiz tomorrow and i haven't even opened a book yet tonite (hackie was rite about me being a slacker :p)

anyway, i wanted to say congrats to dani/kim on your doubles win today. :) and let's go lindsay/chanda tomorrow against bovina/henin! :bounce:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 03:18 AM
LOL at Leo. Ah, the days of youth, which such things did not matter ;)

Good luck on your tests/quizzes!

Leo7
10-17-2002, 03:21 AM
thanks. bye! :wavey:

Dissident
10-17-2002, 03:25 AM
Omg, the cow´s team arrived! :eek:

She´ll kill me when she reads this lol! :D

Im joking, Rebbie! ;) Oops, she doesnt like that name... :p

Dissident
10-17-2002, 03:27 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Hi, Leo :wavey:

See, we're all slackers, hitman. We wait til the last second ;)

Tell me about it! *tsk tsk*
You guys....

Igonores he will travel tomorrow afternoon, has class all morning and his packs are not ready yet :p

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 03:29 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Tell me about it! *tsk tsk*
You guys....

Igonores he will travel tomorrow afternoon, has class all morning and his packs are not ready yet :p

Yes, shame on us.

Because, you know, we weren't planning life-altering events or anything . . . :D:D:D:D:D

And I'm flattered that we are the source of your procrastination ;) Or, at least, one of the sources.

Dissident
10-17-2002, 03:53 AM
Ok, all settled.
I have to post the teams now... But Im so lazy! :o

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 03:56 AM
LOL!! We're rubbing off on you, eh? ;)

Dissident
10-17-2002, 04:09 AM
Nah, I did it. :p

im sleepy, I guess Im going to bed.

Good night you all. Good luck in the game! :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 04:13 AM
Hitman lies, he didn't go to bed :D

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 04:15 AM
The cow?


Right, so I was thinking:

Isn't hitman fat?

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 04:22 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Nah, I did it. :p

im sleepy, I guess Im going to bed.

Good night you all. Good luck in the game! :wavey:

Goodnight, and goodbye, dahling! We will miss you for the rest of the week :(

:wavey:

Vera
10-17-2002, 06:15 AM
Just checked out Alex's new website and found this article, it's Alex on his friends, the tight spanish group. Thought it's fitting to post it here the night before Alex and Juan Carlos fight their guts out tomorrow :)
________________________________

Tennis has given both of us (*this he meant Costa*) almost everything we have. But we will only have tennis for another three or four years. We will be friends long after we have stopped playing tennis.

When we do play each other in a tournament you just have to separate our friendship. The same thing happened with Alberto Berasategui, who is also one of my closest friends. It’s something I have struggled with at times during my career. Sometimes you think, "Oh, it doesn’t matter if I lose to him because he’s my friend," but after a while you realize that you have to try to beat everyone you come up against on the court. Right now if I play a guy like Albert, Carlos Moya or Juan Carlos Ferrero, I just do my business on the court and we’ll still be friends after the match.

Albert and I and our wives spend a lot of time together in Barcelona, going out for dinner. We’ve been on holidays together many times. I speak to Albert on the phone most days, sometimes three or four times a day. Albert probably knows more about my private life than anybody else.

Roland Garros
I was very happy to reach the semifinals at Roland Garros this year (2002), because I hadn’t played really well since July the year before. Last year I felt that I was ready to play and win, but this year I was happy to get to the semis.

I still wanted to leave Paris when I lost but I was very pleased that I stayed. Albert asked me to stay and it was a great moment for him to win. Even though I thought to myself that it could have been me, I didn’t feel jealous because I felt that Albert needed a big moment like that to realize just what a great player he is.

During the match I didn’t clap any points or show any support because I also am close to Juan Carlos. I spoke to him after the final and he understood perfectly.

:angel: :angel: :angel:

*sigh*, why do they have to meet each other so early in the tourney:mad: :(

Layla
10-17-2002, 11:14 AM
Morning, fellow slackers! ;) :wavey:

I sincerely hope I don't catch your virus today, I have a lot of work to do. :o And I want to get most of it done before Juanqui's match starts because then my time will be devoted to cheering and fretting. ;)

Thanks for the great article on Alex Vera! I love his new official site. I think more players should have sites like that. :)

Today's highlights featured Agassi's match (what else :rolleyes: ) and Alex's match (for which I am truly grateful). They promised the Ferrero vs. Corretja match highlights for tomorrow but I want hold my breath. I don't want to get all excited for nothing again. :p I'll let you know tomorrow.

That's about it for now.

Goodbye Hitman! :wavey: Enjoy your travels. :) But like I said, hurry back! ;) We'll miss you terribly. :(

Leo7
10-17-2002, 11:48 AM
good luck today Juanqui! kick some butt! ;) :bounce:

Layla
10-17-2002, 11:53 AM
Morning Leo! :wavey:

Have a good day at school. :) I hope you'll be here for the cheering but I'm guessing probably not. :(

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 01:57 PM
Morning, everyone! :wavey:

Vera, thanks for the article :) It's great to know the Spanish players are such good friends, and it must be wonderful for Alex to have such a close friend in Albert on the tour. It can be lonely out there . . .

But I have to go with my #1 boy today and wish Juan Carlos the best of luck!! Do well, my dahling! :kiss: I'll be around to cheer again for the last part of the match, because I have the exact same schedule as Tuesday :rolleyes: Maybe Moya will bless us with another long match so I won't miss all of it. ;) But I'll try to get back as soon as I can and help you cheer! :bounce:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 02:09 PM
LOL, perhaps not ;) Carlos won the first set in a tiebreak and appears to be on top of the second, though it's proceeding on serve.

Layla
10-17-2002, 02:17 PM
Hello there, TH! :wavey:

I'm not hoping for a long match by Carlos. ;) I want him to win in 2. :) But the length of the match doesn't really matter, since Juanqui's match doesn't start until 5 pm, which is 1 hour and a half away.

Blame it on my darling Santoro, who creamed Nalbandian 6-0 6-2 today! :eek: :eek: :eek: :D Looks like I was right yesterday. I'm sooooooo happy for Fabrice. :bounce:

Don't worry, we'll cheer hard for Juanqui, you just take care of your stuff at the uni. I might be alone in here again, but I think I can handle it today lol. ;)

Layla
10-17-2002, 02:50 PM
My hero today. :)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021017/capt.1034860166spain_tennis_masters_xpw101.jpg

Layla
10-17-2002, 04:00 PM
Yeah, Carlos did pull another long match, but he lost. :mad:

On the other hand, I'm soooo happy Seb won! :bounce: Although I'm probably the only one. ;) A lot of Misha fans here.

Anyway, THE match is about to start now! I'll bring out my cheering squad.

http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/kao/pcheerleader.gif http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/kao/pcheerleader.gif http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/kao/pcheerleader.gif http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/kao/pcheerleader.gif http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/kao/pcheerleader.gif http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/kao/pcheerleader.gif

VAMOS JUANQUI!!!

Layla
10-17-2002, 04:05 PM
Alright, Juanqui broke Alex's serve in the very first game! :) What a positive start this is.

1-0 Ferrero

Layla
10-17-2002, 04:10 PM
Never mind, he got broken right back. :(

1-1

Layla
10-17-2002, 04:21 PM
Phew! Juanqui saved 2 break points at 2-1.

2-2 :)

Vamos Juanqui!!! You can do this. :)

I miss Hitman's reports. :(

Layla
10-17-2002, 04:32 PM
:(

Oh-oh. I don't like this at all. Alex broke to love. :eek: Juanqui had to save breakpoints in every single service game and got broken twice already. :sad:

Alex leads 4-2.

Time for my magic. It can't possibly do any harm at this point. ;)

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

Layla
10-17-2002, 04:36 PM
5-2 Alex :(

Fight Juanqui!!!

Layla
10-17-2002, 04:39 PM
Finally Juanqui held with no break points. :)

Now break him back! :bounce:

Layla
10-17-2002, 04:46 PM
5-3 Alex serving for the set.

15-40 two break back points for Juanqui but wasted :mad:

40-40

A-40 set point Corretja :sad:

First set to Corretja 6-3 :sad: :sad: :sad:

Please wake up Juanqui! You need this victory.

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 04:48 PM
I'm back!!

My magic touch will help Juan Carlos win the next set ;)

Vamos, dahling!!!! :bounce:

Layla
10-17-2002, 04:51 PM
Yooooohooooooo!!! I'm not alone anymore. :bounce:

I lied when I said I could handle it lol. ;)

Oh goodie, your magic touch! :) Bring it on!

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 04:53 PM
I had to run all the way home from lunch cause they pulled one on me and made it a 5pm local time instead of 8 :eek:

JUAN-QUI :clap clap clap: JUAN-QUI :clap clap clap: JUAN-QUI :clap clap clap:

Layla
10-17-2002, 04:53 PM
Your magic touch works. :D

2-0 Juanqui in the second set!!! :bounce:

He broke to love. :)

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 04:54 PM
:fiery::fiery: What the hell is Agassi doing on the scoreboard?! :fiery::fiery:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 04:54 PM
A break a break a break! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Layla
10-17-2002, 04:56 PM
Agassi is on the scoreboard? Mine still shows Moya. :(

You thought the match started at 8 pm? How did you find out it started at 5? It's a good thing you did. :D

3-0 now! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 04:57 PM
3-0!! Yes yes yes yes yes!!

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 04:58 PM
:wavey:

Vamos Ferrero ;)

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 04:58 PM
I justed loaded the scoreboard and I have Agassi's ugly face staring down at me :fiery:

I had to double check this morning because I knew Juanqui's match would be earlier, but good thing I figured out just how much earlier! :eek: I'm hoping ESPN will show this match when their coverage starts in an hour, instead of Agassi. But we'll see what happens . . .

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 04:59 PM
Hey, Becca! :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:00 PM
Almost everyone I was rooting for won today so far *phew*

Santoro (this match I was happy either way), Grosjean, Novak (i was only rooting for him for the game though;)), Calleri (also game lol)...

SO hopefully things will keep going well ;)

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:01 PM
But Agassi's match starts in 2 hours, so they won't be able to show that. ;)

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:01 PM
Long game on Corretja's serve . . .

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by Layla
But Agassi's match starts in 2 hours, so they won't be able to show that. ;)

:eek: NAHAH!!

They might show the Moya match, though :(

4-0! :eek: Juan Carlos has really turned it around now!!

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:04 PM
Oh hi Becca! :wavey: The cheering squad grows by the minute. :)

4-0!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Way to go Juanqui! :D Go for a bagel. :p

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:06 PM
Well, Layla, he's quite on his way. Corretja hasn't been able to really touch his serve this set.

I wonder what he did between sets, decide it wasn't worth it to only play half his game? Or maybe the crowd was cheering him on. Either way, YAAAAAY dahling!!

LOL, as I write that Corretja finally ties him on serve :rolleyes:

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:07 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Yeah, Carlos did pull another long match, but he lost. :mad:

On the other hand, I'm soooo happy Seb won! :bounce: Although I'm probably the only one. ;) A lot of Misha fans here.




Are you kidding me? :D

Grosjean is my fave French Scrapper :D Fabrice is a very close second.

Allez Grosjean, et bonne chance :bounce:

Though I picked Youhzny for the game because he was such a good buy :p

ILR
10-17-2002, 05:08 PM
Hi all! :wavey:

Im very wet after winning my netball match 5-2! :D lol am I in time for the cheering? ;)

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:08 PM
I think Nimi's having a heart attack in the live scores thread :eek:

And Juanqui just lost an advantage. I guess Corretja has come back down to earth again and is challenging the serve :(

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:09 PM
:wavey: Layla and Tennishack :wavey:

I see I came at a good time ;)

He must be pissed off at losing that first set ;)

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:09 PM
Finally it's 5-0!!! :bounce:

Shouldn't have mentioned that bagel. :o I was just kidding lol. ;)

All the points are so long. :eek: Not that I should be surprised by that. ;)

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:09 PM
5-0, one game away from a bagel!!

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:10 PM
Welcome, ILR! You're just in time to help us cheer Juan Carlos to a bagel in the second set!!

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
:wavey: Layla and Tennishack :wavey:

I see I came at a good time ;)

He must be pissed off at losing that first set ;)

If this is the way he plays when he's pissed off, perhaps he should lost first sets more often :eek::angel:

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:11 PM
Now now, lets not get greedy ;)

Go Breadstick ;)

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:13 PM
Hi ILR! :wavey: Alright, more fans! :D

Becca, I picked Youzhny for the team to (cause I couldn't afford Seb :o ) but I predicted Grosjean to win.

2 set points for Juanqui! :eek:

VAMOS!

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:13 PM
I'm quite happy Fabrice won as well :) Misha, I'm of course sad about, but I fear he isn't back to his normal self yet anyway and probably won't be for the rest of the season.

I should have bought Jiri & Fabrice instead of David & Carlos. I almost ALWAYS by Jiri, what was I thinking?!?!?! :rolleyes:

Double set point!!

ILR
10-17-2002, 05:14 PM
hi Iam?Great! :D has he won the set yet? ;)

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:15 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Now now, lets not get greedy ;)

Go Breadstick ;)

LMAO!!

Well, Corretja saved a set point, so he's praying for one, too.

BAGEL!!!!

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Now now, lets not get greedy ;)

Go Breadstick ;)

I'm afraid he'll have to make do with a bagel. ;)

YOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

That was amazing Juanqui! :kiss: Keep this up!

:bounce: :bounce. :bounce:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:16 PM
Bagel takes it, and he gets to serve first in the third set :D:D:D

It was a weird coincidence that I showed up right when this set started . . . right?

Go Juan Carlos!! :bounce::bounce::bounce: Finish him off!

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:19 PM
Woot, a hold at love to start the third set! :eek: Well, this is very very good indeed.

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:20 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Bagel takes it, and he gets to serve first in the third set :D:D:D

It was a weird coincidence that I showed up right when this set started . . . right?


Absolutely. :D I told you I couldn't handle it on my own. ;) No matter what I tried, nothing worked. :(

Thank you for showing up! :kiss:

And Becca and ILR too, of course! :)

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:20 PM
I showed up when it started too ;)

Becca, I picked Youzhny for the team to (cause I couldn't afford Seb ) but I predicted Grosjean to win.

My reasoning exactly, I couldnt' afford Grosjean without selling someone else.Grosjean won Paris last year did he not? So I had a feeling he'd do well, but no money :sad:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:20 PM
Just an aside, but congrats on reaching 5000 posts, Layla! :bounce: Hopefully this will coincide with another great set by Juanqui!

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:23 PM
What would he do without his cheering squad? :) But perhaps I should hold off congratulations until the match is over.

Keep it going, Juanqui!! If you bagel him again I can see the entire set before my next class! :bounce:

No pressure, though ;)

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:24 PM
OMG!!! 5000? Now that is a number worthy of celebrating! I didn't even notice it in the heat of the (prolonged) moment. :o

Thank you TH! :)

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ILR
10-17-2002, 05:24 PM
omg 5000???wow!:eek:Go Layla!And go Juanqui!!!

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:24 PM
Speaking of posts, when did you pass me Tennishack? ;)

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:26 PM
No bagel this time. :( Alex did have to save another break point.

But Juanqui still needs to win the 3rd set, let's not get too carried away. ;)

VAMOS JUAN CARLOS!!!

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Speaking of posts, when did you pass me Tennishack? ;)

I passed you when you found a life outside of the board :D

C'mon, dahling!!

Whew, first it was 15-30 now it's 40-30. Talk about taking a year off my life! :eek:

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:29 PM
Hopefully Ferrero can keep up on some sort of a roll- at least enough of one to break and not be broken ;)

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:29 PM
Juanqui held, but with more difficulty now.

2-1 :)

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:31 PM
2-1 Ferrero, still on top :)

I wish hitman was here with his reports, too, because I want to know what's actually happening outside the score.

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I passed you when you found a life outside of the board :D

C'mon, dahling!!

Whew, first it was 15-30 now it's 40-30. Talk about taking a year off my life! :eek:


As much as I could like to pretend I have a life outside of the board;)...

I DO have over 7000 :rolleyes: posts at WTAWorld, and have recently spent a good deal of time in NT there, posting such classics as "1001 Reasons To Love Dahveed", and "Which Member of the Flemish Connection Do You Most Desire"....

So yeah.... I stopped being cool some time ago ;)

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:33 PM
Indeed, at the moment it looks like he's got to safeguard is own serve because Corretja is definitely back in this thing.

C'mon Juan Carlos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:34 PM
A break!! YES!! :bounce:

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:35 PM
3-1! :bounce:

Juanqui breaks again! :D

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:36 PM
woohooo, break :D

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:37 PM
And he's about to hold at love again :bounce:

4-1!

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:37 PM
oohhhhh now it is a consolidated break ;)

ILR
10-17-2002, 05:43 PM
lol Im heading off for a bit!Win it in my abscense! ;) And for all the good people here! ;) :) :wavey:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:43 PM
5-1 after a tough game on Corretja's serve

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:43 PM
Does anyone else smell breadsticks? ;)

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:44 PM
:wavey: ILR

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:45 PM
Sorry, I lost my internet connection. :rolleyes:

5-1 :eek:

Alright! Serve it out now! :)

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:46 PM
OMG, it's match point! :bounce:

ILR
10-17-2002, 05:46 PM
i think ill stay for match point,then go ;)

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:47 PM
Bye ILR! :wavey:

One match point wasted, here goes another one!

VAMOS JUAN CARLOS!!!

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 05:48 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!! HE WON HE WON HE WON!!!!

And I have to go, go, go to class!!

Thanks for the beautiful performance, Juanqui!! I'll be back to celebrate later!!!!

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:48 PM
HE WON, HE WON, HE WON!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

OMG, I'm so happy! :D What a strange match that was! :eek:

Congrats my love! :kiss:

Chloe le Bopper
10-17-2002, 05:49 PM
YAY he won :bounce:

I hope Agassi wins tonight, because I will be sure to see their quarter final on TV.

I have to go do a whole lot of nothing now, so I'll talk to you all later :bounce:


:wavey:

Layla
10-17-2002, 05:50 PM
Bye everyone! :wavey:

I have to go back to work now. :( We'll celebrate later! :)

ILR
10-17-2002, 05:50 PM
lol glad I stayed!Now I have to go. :wavey: :wavey: @ Becca

ILR
10-17-2002, 05:50 PM
lol also :wavey: @ Layla

Layla
10-17-2002, 06:13 PM
Just came back to tell you that Kimmy won 6-1 6-1! :D

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 08:10 PM
Kimmy rocks!!

And apparently ESPN SHOWED JUAN CARLOS'S MATCH :eek::eek::eek: I had it taped for me, just in case, and now I'm SOOOO glad I did!!

:bounce::bounce: Congrats Kimmy! Congrats Juanqui! :bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
10-17-2002, 08:14 PM
Dani also won her match against Elena Dementieva 3-6, 7-6, 7-6

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

What a good day its been!

Leo7
10-17-2002, 08:15 PM
OMG! OMG! he won! he won! i'm soooooooo happy! :bounce:
nice fight Alex, but Juanqui is justy too good. now on to the Quarters...

hey, did someone say ESPN showed this match today? OMG, thank god i taed it! yes! i will FINALLY get to see Juan Carlos play on tv! :D

and i thought ESPN would show Agassi as usual :rolleyes:

Leo7
10-17-2002, 08:16 PM
wow, i'm surprised Elena D made that match so close! :eek: Dementieva just lost to Dani last week in straight sets, so this is a surprise... GO DANI! ;)