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TennisHack
10-22-2002, 04:19 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Mmmm, how could I forget Toblerone. :lick: I'm a huge honey lover, I have it for breakfast almost everyday.

I'm sorry about Olivier's loss :(

But your post finally reminded me what Toblerone was!! :eek::eek: I've never had it but it seems very popular in the States. I'll have to try some now.

Anything to get closer to my future hometown, LOL ;)

I don't know if its been mentioned here, but Micha has (had?) the flu this week, so his chances are even worse now that he'll pass out of the first round :( Now when I'm standing in the store looking at the imported chocolate I'll definitely be thinking of him!

Layla
10-22-2002, 04:25 PM
Michel has the flu? :( I hope he's feeling better already, especially if you've been sending him good vibes. :)

Finally some good news (for me anyway)! :) Rainer Schüttler won 6-1 6-2! :D

Alex has just begun to play but I have to run to my body attack class. :eek:

See ya later! :wavey: Fortunately, I don't have to be able to walk to come in here. ;)

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Michel has the flu? :( I hope he's feeling better already, especially if you've been sending him good vibes. :)

:) ::more good vibes::

I hope he is able to play :(

Have fun at your class!! Alex will have good news for when you return :)

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
good luck to Vera's team! :bounce:

Thanks Leo, they won! Hope that's the one way ticket out of the slump. They looked pretty shaky in the first period, trailing a goal, but came on fire to score 5 consecutive goals in beginning of 2nd. The other team completely fell apart at that point. My captain even scored a hat-trick:angel:

This is him:

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:13 PM
And Nico won. *a big high five to ILR*
Now, Alex, pls do the same.

Lee
10-22-2002, 06:16 PM
Hello Vera. Congratulation for the win of your team. Is it the Canucks?

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:17 PM
It's been a busy morning here, it seems. But I came late and everyone's gone? Oh well.

Layla, I hope you don't have to work so hard. Must be exhausted by all those works that you have.

And it hasn't been good for TH, Michel and Jarkko lost...Well, Juanqui will do better, for sure. I've never imagine him winning a title on carpet, to be honest. But then, he can qualify for Shanghai if he does it here, maybe that will give him extra motivation. Juanqui, please don't hesitate to surprise us with a run to the title here in Basel. Oh, Mrs. B, please tell us all about it.

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:19 PM
Oh Hi Lee:wavey:

Yes, that's Canucks. So, are you into hockey, since you were in Calgary.

ILR
10-22-2002, 06:21 PM
Hi Vera and Leecal :wavey:

lol @ Hackie for oversleeping by 10 mins!I overslwpt by about a whole 2 and a half hours!!:eek: Not that I have a set time to wake up in the holidays ;) You must try toblerone.:)

*returns Veras high five* Yup he did it. :) And your team won.:) So did my football team! :D :D

:kiss: to Leo even though he isnt here at the mo :(

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:22 PM
OMG, not looking good for Alex, he trailed 1-5 in the 3rd.

ILR
10-22-2002, 06:23 PM
he just lost Vera

Lee
10-22-2002, 06:23 PM
Well, I gave up on Calgary Flames long time ago but still followed the news on NHL. It will be much more difficult since I am now living in Arizona. Good luck for your Canucks this season.

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:24 PM
Hi ILR:wavey: you're here too.

Which team is yours again? I only remembered that you don't like MU. BTW, I supposed England had no prob in that Euro2004 qualifying. Did they get thru?

Lee
10-22-2002, 06:25 PM
:( Poor Alex

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:26 PM
Alex:sad: lost to the hometown boy. I hope Juanqui will do better, he's playing another SUI.

ILR
10-22-2002, 06:27 PM
Well Im a Liverpool fan :D and we won 3-1 in the champions league :) :) :)

England have only played 2 games,winning 1 and drawing the other.I think we'll qualify in second place behind Turkey.

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:30 PM
Well, Lee, sorry about the Flames. I thought they had a chance last year, with great goaltending and forwards.

Canucks hadn't had a consistent season, they either do well the first half then sucks at the second, or vice verse. It's always a roller coaster ride. Hope this season will be a consistent *good*. But I'll never give up on them.

Nacho
10-22-2002, 06:30 PM
Alex :rolleyes:

I hope Juan Carlos gets revenge... if not then we would have SUI 2, ESP 0 :o

Lee
10-22-2002, 06:30 PM
:bounce: Hi Rogi, I was a Liverpool fan many, many years ago. Good luck for your team.

ILR
10-22-2002, 06:31 PM
cool.:) Thanx :) Im sure they'll do just fine this year.Just ask Man U fans;)

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:33 PM
Hi Nacho:wavey:

Juanqui will do better, for sure!

Lee
10-22-2002, 06:37 PM
Well, Vera, I was never a big Flames fan to start with. I think when you are a real fan, you will not give up on a team or player. I am a big fan of Pete Sampras and I believe in him before this year's US open even everyone think he is over in his tennis career.

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:41 PM
Oooops. Michel hasn't played yet. Sorry TH, I didn't mean to put a bad spell on him. Must have confused him with Bastl, another Swiss who did lose today.

Oh, Michel has a flu and he's playing Rogi tomorrow. Well, very bad luck for Michel. I'm still coughing from that flu I had and my body ache from all those coughing. It must be tough to be out there competing when you can't find any energy in your body. I hope he feels better today. But having said that, I don't prefer him to take out Rogi tomorrow though.

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:42 PM
Ya, I agree. We don't give up on our fave, even though there's ups and downs.

ILR
10-22-2002, 06:43 PM
Neither do I. :D Rogi can win tomorrow and hopefully I get to see it. :) I know Mrs.B will :p lucky person.Hopefully he can get to the final again,but not get beaten again!By Henman aswell. :rolleyes: I remember seeing piccies of him in the paper crying because he lost.What a sweetheart. :kiss:

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:45 PM
He crys a lot. I like sensitive man.:D

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:48 PM
And Lleyton and Thomas match still hasn't start. I like Thomas, but I don't want Agassi to catch up with Lleyton. So I'm torn with who to rule for. But I guess, either one of them win is still good.

ILR
10-22-2002, 06:48 PM
I love it when he cries.There are so many pictures.Sometimes he makes me cry :o :)

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:54 PM
Ya, he's like a little boy trapped in a big man's body.

Juanqui is quite good at taking lost, he never looked too disappointed. He's one of those relax guy who thinks sometimes you lost, and that just happens. But he is not less determined to win. But that RG lost, his tear was swelling in the eyes but he managed not to let them out. That brokes my heart. I cried everytime I thought about that.

Okay, stop me from talking about RG again.

Vera
10-22-2002, 06:56 PM
Gotta go for lunch and catch up some Real Madrid action on telly. Talk later. Everyone has a great day!

ILR
10-22-2002, 06:57 PM
lol well thanx but my day is almost over!Have fun :wavey:

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 07:14 PM
Hi, again, everyone :wavey:

LOL, well I couldn't resist stopping by the store to pick up the goodies we've been talking about :D So I'm now the proud owner of a Lindt strawberry chocolate bar :lick:, some Toblerone (they only had almond nougat :rolleyes: ), and Haribo Star Mix, the only kind they sell that has the little fried egg candies :o

ILR
10-22-2002, 07:16 PM
lol!!!Hackie,you're funny :D So do you like them?

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 07:16 PM
Apparently Haribo is Danish? Learn something new everyday :)

(BTW, this isn't the bag that it comes in here in the States. It's a blue bag with a little astronaut boy on it.)

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 07:21 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol!!!Hackie,you're funny :D So do you like them?

LOL, I'm torn!! I can't eat them because they are my tie to Switzerland (LMAO at myself :rolleyes: )

When I was buying them I felt really happy, so I hope my happiness can somehow make its way to Bern and cheer Micha up a bit. I want him to be able to play, and give Rogi a match, but I don't think the odds are in his favor :(

Alex! :( Oh, well. I wonder if he & Michel are still playing doubles . . .

ILR
10-22-2002, 07:23 PM
yeh same here with the blue bag.lol.You cant eat them?Thats funny!:D I didnt know they were danish either. :p in that case Im gonna buy some toblerone and send good vibes to Rogi.:D Dont you mean Basle not Bern btw?

Lee
10-22-2002, 07:27 PM
:wavey: Hello Hackie! Have you finish all your goodies? I better start spending some of my time on my stationary bike instead of ATPworld. *sign*

ILR
10-22-2002, 07:29 PM
lee,you think you ought to spend less time here?Look at all our number of posts!!!:o :o

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 07:30 PM
FUUUUUUUCK! Thomas Enqvist withdrew!!!

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
yeh same here with the blue bag.lol.You cant eat them?Thats funny!:D I didnt know they were danish either. :p in that case Im gonna buy some toblerone and send good vibes to Rogi.:D Dont you mean Basle not Bern btw?

LOL!! No, I meant Bern. Mrs. B said they make Toblerone in Bern, and that's where Michel lives, so :)

I guess I'll consume them tomorrow while mourning Michel's loss :(

Lee
10-22-2002, 07:37 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lee,you think you ought to spend less time here?Look at all our number of posts!!!:o :o

*sign* *sign* *sign* Rogi, although I am young at heart, I am much older than you guys (if my estimates are correct) and my body cannot burn all those calories by sitting here surfing and typing.

ILR
10-22-2002, 07:39 PM
Ooooooh I see now Hackie :o :o lol.Lee,you dont know that for sure ;) it may not burn calories,but its fun :)

Lee
10-22-2002, 07:45 PM
It's definitely fun. Otherwise I will not be here. But I cannot afford to keep on buying new clothes like my 7 years old son!

Anyway I need to go. Bye :wavey: Rogi! Bye :wavey: Hackie!

ILR
10-22-2002, 07:46 PM
lol OK then.Bye :wavey:

Vera
10-22-2002, 08:51 PM
I always seem to get here when no one's around.:( Oh well.

And for Lee, don't feel bad if you got addicted to here. It's irresistable. They should put a warning sign stating the possible addiction when allowing ppl to sign up here:D

Ouch, Real got tied up by AEK Athen. Bad defense at the end and allowed a tying goal. Well, better luck next time. And poor Thomas. I wonder if he's gonna pull out Paris too. He almost miss the whole indoor season, a surface he usually shines. I hope he can come back strong come Aussie Open.

Leo7
10-22-2002, 08:53 PM
:wavey: hello all!

Leo7
10-22-2002, 08:54 PM
Tennis-Injured Mauresmo to miss WTA Championships

PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - France's Amelie Mauresmo, the world number four, will miss the season-ending WTA Championships next month with a knee injury, her agent said on Tuesday.

Marie-Claude Previtali said Mauresmo, who pulled out of the Swisscom Challenge last week because of the injury, was effectively forced to call an end to her year.

"Amelie will effectively miss the Masters (WTA Championships in Los Angeles, November 4-10). She is forced to take a one-month break," she said.

"Her doctor, physiotherapist and her coach will meet tomorrow to decide what to do to help Amelie back on her feet as quickly as possible," Previtali added.

10/22/02 12:46 ET

:eek:

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 09:08 PM
Hey, Leo! :wavey:

:eek: Wow, that really sucks for Amelie! :( I hope she can recover for next year. I'm sure she would have been a force at the Championships.

Vera, I hope Enqvy can get it together, too :( I was hoping he'd peel the potato too, but I'm kinda glad Hewitt can keep ahead of Agassi. This has been a bad enough year, don't need to end it like that :mad:

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 09:10 PM
Heehee, haven't seen this beautiful face for awhile :D

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

"Quit yo jibba jabba!"

Leo7
10-22-2002, 09:13 PM
lol! oh, so Hewitt beat Enqvist? :(

Alex Corretja lost to Ivo. now it is definite that he WON'T make the Masters Cup. :sad:

Mrs. B
10-22-2002, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Apparently Haribo is Danish? Learn something new everyday :)



Haribo macht Kinder froh...[i]Haribo makes children happy[/]

Hackie, it's actually a German company but they got so big in Europe that they are everywhere. I love biting on them, they're soft and rubbery.and yummy..:D

As i type this i'm eating the Gold-Bären, they're my faves, but i love the cola flavor, too.

So you liked the Toblerone? My other fave is the Bounty Calapuno, the coconut/chocolate combination is just fab....

ILR
10-22-2002, 09:20 PM
hi again. :wavey:

Are we still talking food? :rolleyes:

Mrs. B
10-22-2002, 09:20 PM
Hi Leo, hi Vera!:wavey:

Leo7
10-22-2002, 09:20 PM
ooooooh, Toblerone is just marvelous. i had some in Europe and i became obsessed! :lick:

i wonder if they sell it here?

ILR
10-22-2002, 09:22 PM
Where did you go in Europe Leo?

Hi Mrs.B :wavey:

Leo7
10-22-2002, 09:22 PM
:wavey: Mrs. B, Emma, and Hackie.

Leo7
10-22-2002, 09:25 PM
last summer i went to Italy and France for a 2-week trip with my family. loved it. :) we went through Venice, Florence, Rome, Pisa, Avignon, Nice, and of course Paris. but i wish we could have stayed longer to see some other countries like Spain, England, and Ireland.

Mrs. B
10-22-2002, 09:25 PM
Yeah, too bad for Alex. I thought that would be an easy win for him but he seems to have bad luck in Basel altho he shines in Gstaad, having won there 3x. Funny to hear him swear in Spanish, usually he's cool and quiet on court. :(

But then Ivo did surprise me.

And too bad for Amelie. Domage...

ILR
10-22-2002, 09:29 PM
wow you went to Italy?Thats so cool!I want to go there.I have a friend who lives in Rome.Well probably meet up soon.Ive never actually been to Spain.I must have been to all the surrounding islands and spanish colonies.lol you want to come to England?You must come to Warrington!!;) no dont,its not a good idea ;)

Leo7
10-22-2002, 09:32 PM
why not? i'd love to join you in England, Emma. i want to try some British tea. :lick:

Rome was one of my favorite stops on the trip. but when we went there it was so hot. almost unbearable!

ILR
10-22-2002, 09:35 PM
well I dont think I could explain to my mum who you are! ;) maybe in a few years ;) You've never tried tea?Hmmm I love tea and biscuits!Dunking them in,unless they become all soggy and break off in your tea.Uggh!!!

Im glad you liked Rome.:) Like I said I might go soon :)

Leo7
10-22-2002, 09:37 PM
i've tried tea. but i'm sure it's nothing like British tea. ;) :kiss:

ILR
10-22-2002, 09:38 PM
ah nothing like Tetleys ;)

Mrs. B
10-22-2002, 09:39 PM
I love Florence. and the Tuscany landscape is fab. Rome is a bit polluted altho the landmarks are very interesting. Did you go to the Vatican? The Sistine Chapel blew me away.

ILR
10-22-2002, 09:40 PM
ooooo now I really want to go

Leo7
10-22-2002, 09:44 PM
yah, i did Mrs. B! the Sistine Chapel was beautiful. i would have loved to have taken some pics, but of course it was prohibited. :rolleyes:

in Florence, did you climb all the steps of Giotto's bell tower? there are something like 450 steps in that tower! but the long hard climb was totally worth it cuz the view from the top was just breathtaking.

Leo7
10-22-2002, 09:45 PM
what is Tetleys tea?

ILR
10-22-2002, 09:47 PM
well tetleys is the name of the company who make the tea bags.Its very nice!You should try it :) ;)

Leo7
10-22-2002, 09:48 PM
oh, okay. i'll try to find Tetleys tea in the store. :) :lick:

Leo7
10-22-2002, 09:48 PM
okay, i have to go. dinner time. :lick:

talk to you guys later. :wavey: (:kiss: to emma)

Mrs. B
10-22-2002, 09:49 PM
and i'm gonna go.

It's really time for bed otherwise i'll be knackered before the matches start tomorrow. well, it's only an hour's drive from here, but i'd like to sleep longer.
see you guys here tomorrow round midnight, anyway you North Americans would still be up and about...;)
Buona Notti!!!:wavey:

ILR
10-22-2002, 09:50 PM
lol you do that Leo;) :kiss: bye! :wavey: and bye Mrs.B:wavey: have fun tomorrow:) night!Midnight????;)

Mrs. B
10-22-2002, 09:54 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
yah, i did Mrs. B! the Sistine Chapel was beautiful. i would have loved to have taken some pics, but of course it was prohibited. :rolleyes:

in Florence, did you climb all the steps of Giotto's bell tower? there are something like 450 steps in that tower! but the long hard climb was totally worth it cuz the view from the top was just breathtaking.

Next time you go to Italy, go to a small village up the hills of Tuscany called Volta Terra, and Sienna.


:wavey: Ciao, Bello!

ILR
10-22-2002, 09:57 PM
*sigh* all alone now........:(

Mrs. B
10-22-2002, 09:58 PM
Midnight, Emma! ;)

20 more posts tomorrow and i'm in the 2000 club of little dorks.

Cheerio!:wavey:

ILR
10-22-2002, 10:03 PM
oh I see,you mean your midnight,not mine.Got it ;) lol cant wait for you to join:) :wavey: take plenty of piccies tomorrow! ;)

ILR
10-22-2002, 10:10 PM
actually Im going to bed now :wavey:

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 10:53 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Haribo macht Kinder froh...[i]Haribo makes children happy[/]

Hackie, it's actually a German company but they got so big in Europe that they are everywhere. I love biting on them, they're soft and rubbery.and yummy..:D

As i type this i'm eating the Gold-Bären, they're my faves, but i love the cola flavor, too.

So you liked the Toblerone? My other fave is the Bounty Calapuno, the coconut/chocolate combination is just fab....

Yeah, my friend told me that they're made all over the place, I guess I just found the Danish version online. My Star Mix was made in England ;)

I'm sorry that you had to go before I got back, but guess what I found!! A huge (10.58 oz or 300 g) chocolate bar, Lindt of course, that was made in Bern!! I nearly had a stroke in the store, LOL. I'm trying to find a picture to attach, but I don't know how successful I'll be.

No luck :( But this is definitely right off the lines in Bern, as opposed to the strawberry chocolate bar, which was distributed by a US company. Needless to say, I'm never going to eat it, LOL.

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 11:01 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
well tetleys is the name of the company who make the tea bags.Its very nice!You should try it :) ;)

Now you're talking :) I adore hot tea :)

My favorite is Twinings.

Leo, if you've ever had Earl Grey or Lady Grey tea, you've had English tea ;)

My fav is actually not English, but a blend of Chinese teas.

Dissident
10-22-2002, 11:39 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I don't know much about movies, so I can't add much . . . but I also want to see Donnie Darko at some point. It's supposed to be about a schizophrenic's hallucinations and well . . . *that's* right up my alley :o

;)
The trailer is awesome! :eek:
Ill try to find the link again.

Dissident
10-22-2002, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
hitman--One bar or two? ;)

http://store6.yimg.com/I/erikasdeli_1686_3567378

Why only two??? :sad: :sad: :sad:

:o

Dissident
10-22-2002, 11:44 PM
Originally posted by Vera


Okay, I supposed I was a little harsh on One Hour Photo. Some critics here compared it with Momento :rolleyes: That set up my high expectation. In reality, Momento is in another league, no comparison. I think the movie is a little too one-dimensional. And the last part, Robin Williams sitting in the room telling the detective how he's abused when he was a kid. That's the worse part of the movie IMO. I think that's a director is fault when you have to do it so deliberately, like that. That's why I think the movie lacks a little depth.

:o Oh nooooooooo... Memento is indeed A LOT better. But oh well, we all already knew critics were stupid, so... :o
And I agree about the last part, it sounded bad. But the movie overall was quite interesting

Originally posted by Vera


I did the same, bought the dvd and all. Did you also read the pre-quel "Hobbit"? Anyway, Lord of the Rings really rocks!
Oh yeah, I read the Hobbit. Its also good, but nothing compared to the War of the Ring saga. ;)

Dissident
10-22-2002, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


You haven't lived until you've had a Lindt strawberry chocolate bar. :hearts:

Couldnt have said better myself... :o :D

Layla
10-22-2002, 11:46 PM
Right I stopped working but now it's so late I'll have to read the thread tomorrow. ;)

Let me just say how sad I am that Alex lost today. :sad: :sad: :sad: That was one weird match. :eek: Alex definitely wasn't himself in the first set, but Ivo was very impressive. At the beginning of the second set Alex was trailing again (lost his opening service game) but everything turned around when at 3-2 for Heuberger he started whacking some crazy returns. The first one was a mile out, but they just kept coming. He exhibited some devil-may-care attitude out there and it payed off. The others were in and they did the damage. Then Alex was fired up and he really came back strong, pummeling the ball left and right until he won the second set.

And then he came crashing down again. In his first service game he hit two double-faults in a row and it just went downhill from there. He was quite the comedian out there. Sometimes he talked to himself very loudly. Even though he was losing, I must admit he made me laugh. :D After he got broken for the second time he just leaned on the railing, his back against the court and he didn't seem very inclimed to go back out there. And once during the match he caught the ball on the raquet from way across the other side of the court and steadied it easily. LOL. The crowd applauded. They were generally most sympathetic to him but of course they were cheering for their own boy.

That was the funniest match I've seen Alex play. But he has been known to come out and forget how to play tennis, like in RG semis.

Poor Alex. :( Maybe he's still feeling those bagels and breadsticks Juanqui served him last week. He just wasn't himself. The Eurosport commentator even said "That's not Alex Corretja out there. It's an imposter."

All credit to Ivo though. He was terrific.

Juanqui's playing early tomorrow. :eek: I guess it's a good thing cause I won't be home later on. ;)

Ok, night night everyone! Sweet dreams. :wavey:

Dissident
10-22-2002, 11:49 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Morning everyone! :wavey: http://www.jordysworld.de/emoticons/muede30.gif

I stopped drinking coffee over a year ago because I was too addicted to it. Now I only drink it occasionally, because it is such a treat and life's too short not to enjoy our little pleasures. That's precisely why I quit; it stopped being a pleasure and became a necessity. I'm drinking a nice hot cup of coffee as we speak. ;) Hope it gets me through the day.


Oh, my! I would die if I quit coffee... :p

Although I only drink it when it´s cold. On hot weather I cant stand it. But its sooooooooooooo GREAT! :lick:

Dissident
10-22-2002, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Of course i'm here! :)

Today i should hit the 2000th post and you better be around...

but i wanted to share this with you and everyone cuz it's the best treat from Lindt...their pralines are just ambrosia...:lick:

:lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick: :lick:
:lick: :lick: :lick:

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 11:54 PM
LMAO at hitman.

Hey, by the way :wavey:

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by hitman
Why only two??? :sad: :sad: :sad:

:o

I could totally be your supplier. They're relatively cheap here ;) cause they are distributed by an American company.

So you can have as many as you'd like :lick:

TennisHack
10-22-2002, 11:58 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Poor Alex. :( Maybe he's still feeling those bagels and breadsticks Juanqui served him last week. He just wasn't himself. The Eurosport commentator even said "That's not Alex Corretja out there. It's an imposter."

All credit to Ivo though. He was terrific.

Juanqui's playing early tomorrow. :eek: I guess it's a good thing cause I won't be home later on. ;)

Ok, night night everyone! Sweet dreams. :wavey:

Good night, Layla! :wavey:

Poor Alex :( I wonder what's with him? Surely he's not still feeling last week's match :eek: He's playing doubs with Micha tomorrow,, so he's not totally out of it.

I don't think I'll be here for Juanqui's match :sad: cause it's so early. So I guess you'll have to cheer without me . . . but I'll do my special good luck cheer for him (I won't forget like I did with Jarkko :o). James is also playing tomorrow, against David Ferrer.

Dissident
10-22-2002, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by Vera


Thanks Leo, they won! Hope that's the one way ticket out of the slump. They looked pretty shaky in the first period, trailing a goal, but came on fire to score 5 consecutive goals in beginning of 2nd. The other team completely fell apart at that point. My captain even scored a hat-trick:angel:

This is him:

Congrats to the Canucks, but GOOOOOOOOOOO Avs! ;)

Dissident
10-23-2002, 12:03 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Ya, I agree. We don't give up on our fave, even though there's ups and downs.

I didnt give up on my faves, and most of them are having only downs for the last 5 years or so... :p
Help me:
Internacional (soccer) won their last national tournament in 1992
Broncos won the SuperBowl like in 1997 or 98 for the last time
The Bills had been to three or four SB and couldnt win one in the last ten years
The Bulls suck since Jordan left.

And there it goes...
Its looking kinda of good for the Bills (GO BLEDSOE!) and maybe the Broncos (yay to Sharpe being back) this season, I guess
But the rest... :p

Dissident
10-23-2002, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
FUUUUUUUCK! Thomas Enqvist withdrew!!!

:mad: :sad: :sad:

and he is one of the indoor monsters, such a bad time to get injured... :(

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Help me:
Internacional (soccer) won their last national tournament in 1992
Broncos won the SuperBowl like in 1997 or 98 for the last time
The Bills had been to three or four SB and couldnt win one in the last ten years
The Bulls suck since Jordan left.

And there it goes...
Its looking kinda of good for the Bills (GO BLEDSOE!) and maybe the Broncos (yay to Sharpe being back) this season, I guess
But the rest... :p

:o:o:o The clueless American doesn't know anything about football or basketball :o:o:o

Dissident
10-23-2002, 12:10 AM
Lol, this thread looks like a supermarket now... :p

:wavey: Hackie!

Ill have to go for some minutes. I guess Ill be back later, though. See ya soon. ;)

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 12:16 AM
:wavey: hitman :sad: You always leave me!! :o

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 12:26 AM
Mrs B. & ILR, I just finished my Star Mix and quite enjoyed it. Fried egg candies are too funny, though ;)

Vera
10-23-2002, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by hitman

Oh yeah, I read the Hobbit. Its also good, but nothing compared to the War of the Ring saga. ;)

Of course of course. But it's important to know the history of the whole thing. Anyway, did I mention I bought a poster of the Map of Middle Earth:D. That's what I love about Tolkien, he is so sincere about the fantasy world he created.

Vera
10-23-2002, 12:32 AM
Originally posted by hitman


Although I only drink it when it´s cold. On hot weather I cant stand it. But its sooooooooooooo GREAT! :lick:

:rolleyes: I hope you mean Ice Coffee. I mean, cold coffee is so, .....Yak!

Vera
10-23-2002, 12:34 AM
Originally posted by hitman


Congrats to the Canucks, but GOOOOOOOOOOO Avs! ;)

Pffffff... Avs:fiery: Roy:fiery: We are so gonna kick their butts come this year's playoff. Though, I like Forsberg very much.:D

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 12:34 AM
LOL, I think he meant that he only drinks coffee when it's cold outside.

Vera
10-23-2002, 12:40 AM
Originally posted by hitman


I didnt give up on my faves, and most of them are having only downs for the last 5 years or so... :p
Help me:
Internacional (soccer) won their last national tournament in 1992
Broncos won the SuperBowl like in 1997 or 98 for the last time
The Bills had been to three or four SB and couldnt win one in the last ten years
The Bulls suck since Jordan left.

And there it goes...
Its looking kinda of good for the Bills (GO BLEDSOE!) and maybe the Broncos (yay to Sharpe being back) this season, I guess
But the rest... :p

Well, Canucks never won the Stanley Cup and they came very close in 94, losing Game 7 in the Final to the Rangers:fiery: Since 94, it's been all downhill, until, well, they are still struggling to make playoff every year for past 2 years. But they are my home team, so I don't think I'll ever give up on them.

No comments on NFL. I don't even have a favorite. And forget the Bulls. I was a diedheart Bulls fan in the Jordan era. But I like them bcos of Jordan, Pippen, Grant, BJ, Kerr... and none of them are Bulls now, so I don't care anymore. You should try that. :D

Vera
10-23-2002, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LOL, I think he meant that he only drinks coffee when it's cold outside.

Oh, okay. That makes much more sense:D :D :D

BTW, hi TH:wavey:

Dissident
10-23-2002, 12:43 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: hitman :sad: You always leave me!! :o

Im back, Im back. :D

Dissident
10-23-2002, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by Vera


Of course of course. But it's important to know the history of the whole thing. Anyway, did I mention I bought a poster of the Map of Middle Earth:D. That's what I love about Tolkien, he is so sincere about the fantasy world he created.
Oh, I bought the DVD and some of the boxes would come with that giant size map on it... And some not
Guess which box I got, though... :rolleyes:
Yeah, I know, some day I´ll try brain transplantation... :o

Dissident
10-23-2002, 12:46 AM
Originally posted by Vera


Pffffff... Avs:fiery: Roy:fiery: We are so gonna kick their butts come this year's playoff. Though, I like Forsberg very much.:D

*cough*

;)

Dissident
10-23-2002, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LOL, I think he meant that he only drinks coffee when it's cold outside.

Great to know someone is finally getting to understand hitmanish. :p

Sorry, I make people get confused quite a lot...:p

Dissident
10-23-2002, 12:49 AM
Hmm, now it seems like this got empty for some reason...

Hey, its the end of the day, but Im not stinky! :o

Vera
10-23-2002, 12:50 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Hmm, now it seems like this got empty for some reason...

Hey, its the end of the day, but Im not stinky! :o

Hitmanish again:confused:

Dissident
10-23-2002, 12:52 AM
hmmm, end of day, means I was working all the time, and people tend to come back home stinky... And when its stinky people leave places... And this is supposed to be a "room", ya know...

:o
Does it make sense now? Ouch, I cant make it understandable...

Vera
10-23-2002, 12:56 AM
Hahaha, you are so funny!:D

But Nope! I don't have a clue what u r talking about? If it's not too much trouble, you could try again:)

Vera
10-23-2002, 12:58 AM
Are you saying that ppl are leaving now so the room is empty. But you are not done so you aren't going yet?

Wild Guess!

Dissident
10-23-2002, 01:00 AM
No, I was implying (as a joke) that people left the room when i came in BECAUSE it got stinky...

It was a lame joke, but oh well... Thats my middle name. :p

Dissident
10-23-2002, 01:00 AM
And TH is gone.... :sad:

Vera
10-23-2002, 01:04 AM
Okay, I would have guess right if you didn't provide your second expanation about the room and ppl and...

Dissident
10-23-2002, 01:05 AM
:sad:

Ok, sorry :o

Vera
10-23-2002, 01:06 AM
So you guys can watch NHL games? I thought they don't show the game in hot places. No NHL in Asia, that's I know for sure.

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 01:08 AM
Originally posted by hitman
And TH is gone.... :sad:

I'm back, dahling :kiss: Thanks for waking me up ;)

LOL, I understand you always :D Don't worry, I'd be the first to tell you if you smelled.

Vera
10-23-2002, 01:09 AM
Hey Hitman, you don't stink, but I have to go. Dinner smells really good.

I'm sure TH will be back soon to keep you company. So Ciao for now. :wavey:

Dissident
10-23-2002, 01:10 AM
we get to see some in terrible times, like 2 am or something... And not many matches.
I see all the ones I can, and I got to see the finals when the Avs won this last time. :D
We get a lot more of what they call football, or at the most American football... But it should be USAin Football, in my opinion. :D ;)

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 01:12 AM
Night, Vera :wavey:

Dissident
10-23-2002, 01:13 AM
bye bye Vera! :wavey:

Ill give you the first issue of the hitmanish dictionary as soon as my lazy ass gets outta here to start writing it... :p

Leo7
10-23-2002, 01:15 AM
Originally posted by Mrs. B


Next time you go to Italy, go to a small village up the hills of Tuscany called Volta Terra, and Sienna.


:wavey: Ciao, Bello!

thanks for the advice, Mrs. B. although i don't think i'll be going back to Italy for a while. :(

Leo7
10-23-2002, 01:16 AM
:wavey: hitman!

Dissident
10-23-2002, 01:17 AM
hey Leo!
:wavey:

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 01:18 AM
:wavey: Leo

Leo7
10-23-2002, 01:19 AM
just popped my head in to say hello. i have to leave in 3 minutes! but i think Hackie is here...

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 01:20 AM
LMAO, can you people not see me or something?! :confused:

Leo7
10-23-2002, 01:20 AM
yep, she is. but now i'm gone. :wavey:

be back in 30 minutes! hopefully!

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 01:21 AM
LMAO, well, bye then!!

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Ill give you the first issue of the hitmanish dictionary as soon as my lazy ass gets outta here to start writing it... :p

Well, if you ever need some help, I'm here :D

Dissident
10-23-2002, 01:23 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LMAO, can you people not see me or something?! :confused:

LOL, its kinda hard to keep the focus on getting an image, since you´re just too far away... Its hard to see someone through a phone line, you know... :o ;)

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 01:24 AM
Originally posted by hitman
LOL, its kinda hard to keep the focus on getting an image, since you´re just too far away... Its hard to see someone through a phone line, you know... :o ;)

:o:o:o I'm not so sure you'd like the image you saw, so perhaps it's best that I'm cloaked in the phone lines :D

My Russian radio is really cutting out on me tonight :(

Dissident
10-23-2002, 01:30 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

My Russian radio is really cutting out on me tonight :(

Now Im the one who needs translation.. What´s "to cut out on someone"?? :o

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 01:32 AM
Originally posted by hitman
Now Im the one who needs translation.. What´s "to cut out on someone"?? :o

It means it's coming in fits and starts . . . um, it's not flowing smoothly? I guess it's cloudy in Moscow :(

Dissident
10-23-2002, 01:42 AM
oh i see thanks :D

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 01:51 AM
:Whew!: :D

Leo7
10-23-2002, 01:53 AM
:wavey: anyone still here?

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 01:59 AM
Hey, Leo :wavey:

Leo7
10-23-2002, 02:01 AM
hey hackie darlin. :wavey: how was your day?

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 02:20 AM
Pretty good. How about yours?

Leo7
10-23-2002, 02:27 AM
long...very long. and now i'm exhausted. so i'm off to bed. ttyl! :wavey:

good luck to juanqui, michel, misha, max, and xavier tomorrow! ;) :bounce:

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 02:30 AM
Goodnight, Leo. Hope tomorrow is better for you.

Lee
10-23-2002, 03:21 AM
Originally posted by Vera
And for Lee, don't feel bad if you got addicted to here. It's irresistable. They should put a warning sign stating the possible addiction when allowing ppl to sign up here:D



You know Vera, it is already bad for me to get addicted to here but with the guys and gays keep throwing around those sinful chocolates and candies make it even worse.:mad: :mad: :mad:

Vera
10-23-2002, 04:37 AM
Originally posted by leecal


You know Vera, it is already bad for me to get addicted to here but with the guys and gays keep throwing around those sinful chocolates and candies make it even worse.:mad: :mad: :mad:

lol. We have a sweet tune here, that's all.:D :D :D Don't worry, it doesn't happen very often. BTW, get mad at the sweets, don't shoot the messengers;) :angel:

Well, I won't be here to cheer for Juanqui (but I'll dream about his victory). So vamos Juanqui. Good luck to Rogi, and X-man:D too.

ILR
10-23-2002, 09:22 AM
just popped in.:wavey:

Cant stay long :( Glad you enjoyed your haribo Hackie ;) All the best to Rogi today :D catch up with you guys later.

Layla
10-23-2002, 10:44 AM
Morning everyone! :wavey:

Can't stay and talk but I can post another cartoon to start the day with laughter. ;)

Layla
10-23-2002, 10:55 AM
Oh, and let's not forget!

VAMOS JUANQUI!!!

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

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

And good luck to all my other faves today! :kiss:

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 12:30 PM
LOL, looks like I'll just join the rash of stop and go posters here :)

Morning, everyone! :wavey:

I stopped by the Basel forum and see that Rogi vs Michel is going to be on Eurosport! Interesting. I think I can honestly say I'm not jealous--it'd be painful to watch your boy play against his friend when he's not feeling 100% :( But please, feel free to keep the scores coming and let the rest of us know what's happening ;)

And of course I can't wait for Mrs. B's report from the court :D

I have to run, so I'll do my good-luck cheers for the boys.

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

MI-CHA! :clap clap clap: MI-CHA! :clap clap clap: MI-CHA! :clap clap clap: MI-CHA! :clap clap clap:

Good luck, dahlings :kiss::kiss:

Best of luck to James Blake, too, but I don't think he'll have as tough a match :kiss:

Layla
10-23-2002, 02:04 PM
Morning TH! :wavey:

It's so weird to follow the scores when the scoreboard only changes about twice an hour. :rolleyes:

But the good news is that Juanqui won the first set tie-break. :D

He leads 7-6 1-1 :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

VAMOS JUAN CARLOS!!!

Btw, I won't be home during Michel's match, so I won't be able to give you scores. I'm sorry about that. :( But have some faith in him. :) He might still win. ;) I'll certainly be rooting for him.

Layla
10-23-2002, 02:29 PM
HE WON, HE WON, HE WON!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

He defeated Rosset in a hard fought battle. 7-6 7-6 :eek: :eek: :eek:

Congrats my love! :kiss:

Hugs and kisses all around! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Nacho
10-23-2002, 02:37 PM
WOOHOO! WHAT A MATCH IT HAD TO BE! CONGRATS JUANQUI!!! :D :D :D

Leo7
10-23-2002, 03:35 PM
juanqui :) misha :) max :) elena b :) vera z :) marie-g :)

great day in tennis :bounce: :D

Leo7
10-23-2002, 03:35 PM
and now i have an engish test :rolleyes:

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 04:17 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Btw, I won't be home during Michel's match, so I won't be able to give you scores. I'm sorry about that. :( But have some faith in him. :) He might still win. ;) I'll certainly be rooting for him.

Did he withdraw or not?! :confused:

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 04:19 PM
Nevermind, I just saw the draw. :sad::sad::sad::sad:

I feel a little sick myself.

Lee
10-23-2002, 04:30 PM
:wavey: Hi anyone here!

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 04:33 PM
Good luck on your test, Leo! :) May the "great tennis day" inspire you.

LOL, I had yet *another* bad dream about a match, this time Michel's and look what happened. I guess I'm bad luck :(;) I promise to keep Juan Carlos out of my dream thoughts :D cause I want at least one happy ending to the week.

CONGRATS AGAIN TO JUAN CARLOS!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Lee
10-23-2002, 04:37 PM
:D :D Good luck Leo!! You will ace your test!!

Hi Hackie, stay away from sweets and you will not have those bad dreams:D :D

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Congrats Juan Carlos!

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by leecal
Hi Hackie, stay away from sweets and you will not have those bad dreams:D :D

My food intake doesn't have anything to do with my personal dream cycles. I have anxiety dreams about, well, everything, so it's not surprising that I've dreamt about matches I'm worried about.

Lee
10-23-2002, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


My food intake doesn't have anything to do with my personal dream cycles. I have anxiety dreams about, well, everything, so it's not surprising that I've dreamt about matches I'm worried about.

Umm! May be talking about sweets will help you to unwind. I am beginning to stock up my Halloween supply. Any suggestions?:)

Vera
10-23-2002, 05:51 PM
Hi everyone:wavey: Stop-post-go day today!

Well done Juanqui:kiss: What a hard fought battle, 13-11 and 7-4 tiebreak (and you thought Serve&Volleyer has advantage in TB:D, Arthurs and Rosset sure won't agree with that:D :D :D )

Okay, second round. Shall I be worry? Thomann, never heard of him, journeyman at best. C'mon Juanqui, you should have no problem. Vamos.:bounce:

Well, everyone, have a great day!:wavey:

ILR
10-23-2002, 05:55 PM
lol hi Vera :wavey:

Good days tennis huh?And I got to see Rogis match live!yay!What a rarity!(SP?) And I even watched the interview even though I couldnt understand a word!:o He threw a signed ball into the crowd,maybe Mrs.B caught it;)

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 06:04 PM
Hey, guys! :wavey: Finally some good news today. My last class was canceled! :bounce: Time to crank up the free Russian radio :D

ILR
10-23-2002, 06:06 PM
lol Hi Hackie :wavey:

good for you!free radio :rolleyes: ;)

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 06:12 PM
Hey, ILR! :wavey: Hey, they're playing Pearl Jam right now. They also play blocks of Beatles and Queen, and amusing Russian songs.

Click here (http://www.101.ru) to join in my fun :)

ILR
10-23-2002, 06:16 PM
lol erm,do I have to click anything?coz I dont understand a word and I cant hear anything!What I do is go to launch yahoo and choose the music I want to listen to on there:)

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 06:19 PM
LOL!!! There should be a tab that says "English website". Try that one. :)

I'm using Windows Media Player, but you can use real, too.

This (http://eng.101.ru/) might work a little better ;)

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 06:20 PM
Oh, congrats to Rogi for winning his match! :) I'm glad he got through painlessly since he wasn't playing Micha.

ILR
10-23-2002, 06:21 PM
:o :o :o oooo I see now.Thanx :) You know I really should be doing homework.:rolleyes: :o

ILR
10-23-2002, 06:23 PM
he was great today! :D pulled off every shot in the book and then some! :) When he lost his serve in the 1st game of the 2nd set he looked a bit wavery but then the next game was just perfect.From then on he blew Verkerk away :)

ILR
10-23-2002, 06:28 PM
hey Hackie you added me to your msn contacts!:)I never knew you had msn

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:o :o :o oooo I see now.Thanx :) You know I really should be doing homework.:rolleyes: :o

LOL, so should I :o Oh, well.

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 06:30 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
hey Hackie you added me to your msn contacts!:)I never knew you had msn

I'm hardly ever online, so don't get your hopes up too high :o;)

ILR
10-23-2002, 06:31 PM
o lol well at least it makes me look good,getting lots of contacts ;)

ILR
10-23-2002, 06:32 PM
what work should you be doing?I live on msn aswell as here :o

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
what work should you be doing?

Oh, you know, massive history paper, or maybe starting my Russian project, or planning my life :rolleyes:

But actually I'm going to be good and send hitman my team early today :D So I'm working on that right now ;)

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 06:38 PM
By the way, for whenever Layla returns (and Mrs. B and whoever else likes this stuff): I had a few pieces of the Toblerone today to commisterate Michel's sickness. And it's great!

They make wonderful chocolate in my future hometown, LMAO.

ILR
10-23-2002, 06:40 PM
planning your life.lol :p

I should be doing an english paper,maths coursework and a science project on eutriphication.But I have no motivation. :o Id rather just surf the net and chat here.Its more exciting.Even though this work is very important. :rolleyes:

ILR
10-23-2002, 06:41 PM
heh heh toblerone is great!I remember getting a huge pack of it for some reason or another.yum! :lick:

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
and a science project on eutriphication.

:eek: What?!

Well, if you need to do your work, go do your work ;) But of course I'm always the advocate of putting it off as long as you can :o:o:o

ILR
10-23-2002, 06:48 PM
lol I spelt it wrong,no wonder I cant find anything on it :o eutrification.Something to do with pollution from fertilizers.*shrugs* I have no idea really.I always leave things to the last minute.Thats me for you!My mum though is different.:p

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 07:22 PM
:eek::eek: Raemon Sluiter is up 6-3, 1-0 on Hewitt!! :eek::eek:

ILR
10-23-2002, 07:24 PM
wow!:eek: thats cool!I dont really like Lleyton.Hes supposed to be a really nice person off court,but on court,thats another matter.That would be such a great win for him!He plays two handed most of the time doesnt he?

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 07:35 PM
Hewitt?! LOL, no he doesn't play two handed off both sides. I think only Fabrice Santoro and Gambill do that ;)

I'm just pissed because I just sent my team and Hewitt was on it. Fuck. I knew I should have waited until the end of the week :rolleyes: I don't like him very much either, but I thought he had a great chance to take the title.

Although Hewitt has leveled the second set at 2-all.

ILR
10-23-2002, 07:36 PM
No I didnt mean Hewitt.I meant Sluiter!lol.

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 07:54 PM
6-3, 5-3 for Sluiter :rolleyes:

ILR
10-23-2002, 07:54 PM
oooo 1 more game for the match!!! :eek:

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 07:55 PM
I'm going to hurt the next Lleyki I see ;)

Hewitt better not fiddle around and let Agassi take the top spot from him . . .

ILR
10-23-2002, 08:00 PM
what score is it now?

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 08:01 PM
Hewitt dies an ugly death--6-3, 6-3

FUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!

ILR
10-23-2002, 08:03 PM
:eek::eek::eek::eek: wow,who would of thought it???

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 08:09 PM
LOL, the Lleykis are really furious. :o

ILR
10-23-2002, 08:11 PM
heh heh I can only imagine ;)

Vera
10-23-2002, 08:23 PM
Lleyton:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

C'mon, mate. We are counting on you to stop that Baldy's quest, or is it just an act that you do to taunt Gagassi....

Man, it could have been Thomas, if he didn't have to pull out bcos of the shoulder injury. :sad:

ILR
10-23-2002, 08:28 PM
must dash! :wavey:

Vera
10-23-2002, 08:42 PM
Going already, ILR?:wavey:,well, I can't stay either.

Originally posted by Vera
Man, it could have been Thomas, if he didn't have to pull out bcos of the shoulder injury. :sad:

I mean, it could have been Enqvist beating Hewitt (if I wasn't clear at that point). Anyway... Wonder if I should change my thinking. Again, if Agassi go deep in St. Peters, he could pull out of Paris, that would be great...

Is it midnight yet in Europe? Eagerly awaiting Mrs. B's live report
:D

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 08:45 PM
About an hour or so away ;)

Meanwhile, you guys should go read the locker room confrontations thread in the Lleyki forum. It's really funny, especially the second story that Peridotpixie started around page 5 (or maybe it's 10 for you guys) or so.

Leo7
10-23-2002, 08:50 PM
Ailing Kratochvil pulls out of Swiss Indoors
BASEL, Switzerland, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Switzerland's Michel Kratochvil has been forced to withdraw from the Swiss Indoors event on Wednesday after suffering from tonsillitis.

"I did not feel well but everything got much worse during the night. I was shaking and I couldn't sleep," said Kratochvil, who is also doubtful for next week's Paris Masters.

"I have a fever and my throat is swollen. It is such a pity as I was really looking forward to this match."

Lucky loser, Dutchman Martin Verkerk, replaces Kratochvil in the draw. Verkerk will meet third seed and local favourite Roger Federer in the opening round on Wednesday.

Federer, runner-up for the last two years, is keen to become the first Swiss to win the tournament since Jakob Hlasek in 1991.

:( sorry hackie :(

Leo7
10-23-2002, 08:51 PM
but otherwise, great day on the ATP. juanqui, misha, max, james, and roger all won. :) the only disappointment was Andy's win over the X-Man. :(

Leo7
10-23-2002, 08:53 PM
oh yeah, timmy won also. :)

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
Ailing Kratochvil pulls out of Swiss Indoors
BASEL, Switzerland, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Switzerland's Michel Kratochvil has been forced to withdraw from the Swiss Indoors event on Wednesday after suffering from tonsillitis.

"I did not feel well but everything got much worse during the night. I was shaking and I couldn't sleep," said Kratochvil, who is also doubtful for next week's Paris Masters.

"I have a fever and my throat is swollen. It is such a pity as I was really looking forward to this match."

:eek::eek::eek::sad::eek::eek::eek:

Leo7
10-23-2002, 09:11 PM
oh, you didn't know! sorry hackie. but just think of all the success he'll have in the future. 2003 will be a great year for Michel. ;)

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 09:13 PM
Someone posted in my Yahoo group that the commentators went on and on about how he was suffering and shaking and couldn't sleep and . . .

. . . oh, it really upsets me :(:(:(:( I wish I could give him a hug.

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 09:14 PM
No, no, Leo, I knew, but just hearing how the commentators went on and on, and he might not play next week!

:sad:

Leo7
10-23-2002, 09:38 PM
so sad :sad:

Leo7
10-23-2002, 09:42 PM
hey hackie. you're a fan of the swedes right? do you know is joachim johansson is related to thomas? he won today over portas, while thomas lost to robredo.

ILR
10-23-2002, 09:44 PM
hi again :wavey:

thought Id come back :) Id been here a long time Vera.;) Plus Mrs.B should be here soon with her stories:)

Leo7
10-23-2002, 09:50 PM
:wavey: emma. how was your day sweetie? :kiss:

ILR
10-23-2002, 09:53 PM
:kiss: Hmm my day?Well I hada nice lie in.:) Then I visited my grandad.The I had a nice chipper dinner from my friend who works there.When I got home I watched Rogi defeat Verkerk.All in all,not bad thanks:) you?

Leo7
10-23-2002, 09:57 PM
pretty good too. i had an english test. :( not that hard tho, i think i did well. :)

great day in tennis. almost all my faves won, including juanqui, max, misha, and roger! ;)

btw, i saw Verkerk play Roddick at the USO this year. he had a pretty good backhand, but besides that nothing special. i'm not surprised Roger won so easily. :)

Leo7
10-23-2002, 09:59 PM
you're so lucky you get coverage!

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:02 PM
good. :) I hate tests. :mad: glad you did well or so you think ;) Well,it rained so hardtoday and even hailed this morning!It hit my ear too!That stings!Yeah Rogi did really well today.He coped well even after he had been broken.He broke Verkerks serve 3 or 4 times I think :)

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:04 PM
I know! :D I watched 3 matches today :o We dont usually actually.Its quite strange.I think its only because Henman is defending his title!lol

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:05 PM
lol! yeah, and Timmy won today. i'm happy bout that. :)

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:07 PM
yeh but I dont want him to beat Rogi again :mad:

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:08 PM
too bad it rained. we had perfect weather today, altho a bit cold! it's supposed to rain this weekend tho. so much rain recently in NJ. :rolleyes: :(

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:09 PM
it was terrible weather today!The worst weve had all year!And so cold :(

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:09 PM
Roger will win if they play this week. i hope. :)

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:11 PM
you hope. :) me more!:D Hes playing well enough.

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:11 PM
but juanqui will beat roger in the final. ;)

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:12 PM
hmmmm we'll see.............;)

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:13 PM
where did hackie go? :confused: maybe we scared her off again!lol!

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:14 PM
I dont know.Maybe we really do scare her!Are we really that bad?:p

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:15 PM
i'll be happy if both juanqui and roger get to the finals... :)

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:16 PM
nah, i don't think so. :p

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:16 PM
yeah as long as they both get into Shanghai.Lol I didnt think we were ;) :kiss:

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
hey hackie. you're a fan of the swedes right? do you know is joachim johansson is related to thomas? he won today over portas, while thomas lost to robredo.

Joachim & Thomas are not related, to my knowledge. Apparently Johansson is a very common Swedish name.

I'm quite excited he won today! I put him on my team :)

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:18 PM
:kiss:

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:19 PM
okay, thanks for the clarification hackie! :)

who did you put on your team?

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 10:19 PM
LOL, no you guys didn't scare me away :o I went to dinner with my friends, but I still had the window open just in case Mrs. B came :) I wanted to make sure I was ready for her report.

Michel :sad: I'm still very upset about him.

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 10:21 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
who did you put on your team?

LOL, you'll find out soon enough ;) Joachim was ranked #259 before the tournament, but he's sure to shoot up the rankings!! Tuomas Ketola of Finland is also going to break the Top 200 this week.

Jarkko was getting lonely at the top ;)

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:21 PM
it's okay hackie. you'll get over it in a couple days. :)

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:22 PM
I know,its past midnight in Switzerland!I want to know if she caught the signed ball!

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:23 PM
lol!

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:23 PM
oh yeah, i forgot that Mrs. B had tickets for this tourney. it must have been so awesome, especially cuz roger and juanqui won! :)

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:25 PM
she would have enjoed it so much :)

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
it's okay hackie. you'll get over it in a couple days. :)

:(

Mrs. B, where are you?!

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:29 PM
she WILL be here :p

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:30 PM
i hope mrs. b got an autograph!

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:31 PM
I hope Mrs.B pinched his butt for me!;) she promised! :p

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:33 PM
lol! naughty girl. ;) :p

okay, i have to go! dinner time again. :lick: (i'm starving)

talk to you guys later. i promise i'll be back on later tonight! :wavey: (:kiss: to emma)

Leo7
10-23-2002, 10:33 PM
some more goodbye kisses for my luv: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

;)

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:35 PM
ahhh I know Im a naughty girl,but she did promise me ;):p enjoy your food.bye :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: to my love

ILR
10-23-2002, 10:40 PM
*sigh* ive waited up Mrs.B and I can hardly keep my eyes open!:o Its nearly midnight.I guess Ill just have to wait until tomorrow.:) I know you had a great time though,cant wait to hear about it :D night! :wavey:

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 10:43 PM
What Juan Carlos said about his match today:

Ferrero: "A few points decided the match. It's very difficult to play against him on this surface. You have to take your chances in the tiebreak and that's what I did today. "

About his chances of reaching the Tennis Masters Cup: "I think I have a good chance to reach Shanghai. I'm not in for sure yet. If I make it there I think I have good possibilities to play well. It would be my second time playing in the Masters Cup. I have some experience from last year that will help me. Mentally I feel I'm there, I'm very motivated to go there."

TennisHack
10-23-2002, 10:44 PM
And from Michel :sad:

Kratochvil: "Everything got worse last night. I was shaking and I wasn't able to sleep. I have a fever and my throat is swollen. It's a pity because I was really looking forward to this match. It would have been a special match against Roger (Federer) here in Switzerland. There would have been a lot of emotions and fire on the court."

"My results haven't been that great the last couple of months, I wanted to end the year on a positive note. Now I don't even know if I will be able to play next week in Paris."

Vera
10-23-2002, 11:11 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
What Juan Carlos said about his match today:

Ferrero: "A few points decided the match. It's very difficult to play against him on this surface. You have to take your chances in the tiebreak and that's what I did today. "

About his chances of reaching the Tennis Masters Cup: "I think I have a good chance to reach Shanghai. I'm not in for sure yet. If I make it there I think I have good possibilities to play well. It would be my second time playing in the Masters Cup. I have some experience from last year that will help me. Mentally I feel I'm there, I'm very motivated to go there."

YEAH BABY:kiss: Love to hear that he's confident and determined. Juanqui, you can certainly do it. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Juanqui saved 4 set points in first set, well done well done. Now, you can go all the way to the final (you'll past that 2nd round - all jinx, GO AWAY)

Seems like Mrs. B is not stopping by today. She must be too exhausted, and/or too excited. Oh well, it's okay, Mrs. B, just tell us all about it tomorrow. Thanks.

Mrs. B
10-23-2002, 11:18 PM
hey, Guys! I'm back!!!!:wavey:

Sorry it took me so long, but i should have been here already round midnight, CET, but there was a long traffic jam in Basel we got stuck for like half an hour, then hubby used the pc first...

But here i am! Better late than never. I gotta catch up with the reading for a bit but i just want to let you know that Juanqui's match against Marc Rosset was awesome and he played with some superb shots! Those tiebreakers man, i almost fell out of my chair. But David slew Goliath! I'll write down a summary of the match, i got it written somewhere, altho i don't think i 'll do a great job out of it but i'll try. :)

:D

Mrs. B
10-23-2002, 11:24 PM
OK, i'll read your pages later.

First there was Costa's match against Voinea at 1 pm, and at the start of this match they already announced that Krati could not play due to his illness, so Roger gets to play the lucky loser, Martin Verkerk.

Voinea played well to win that match, Costa was frustrated he started mumbling and swearing to himself. Juanqui was watching his match but left 2 games before it was finished to prepare for his match, which followed....

Mrs. B
10-23-2002, 11:30 PM
I just saw that there's a thread for Juanqui in Basel. I'll write it there but i have to do this tomorrow, it's 1:35 a.m. here and i'm really exhausted and my eyes are too sore...Hope you don't mind. Sorry about this. But anyway you already know the results. I just want to say that if Juanqui plays on the way he did today, he has a good chance to win this tournanament. :)

Good night!