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Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:31 AM
good question becca. maybe never? i know both corretja and moya played it in 1998. they both made the finals (alex winning). :)

Chloe le Bopper
11-02-2002, 12:32 AM
hi :wavey:

I don't have a life, I promise.

I just have been posting a lot in other venues lately.

You know, I swear this thread was at 6000 posts just the other day, and now it is at 8000 :eek:

Chloe le Bopper
11-02-2002, 12:33 AM
Of course, Moya and Corretja were under different rules in 1998.

Costa would not have made it in, without the Grand Slam clause.

But still: :D

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 12:42 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
You know, I swear this thread was at 6000 posts just the other day, and now it is at 8000 :eek:

Yeah, we've all been really chatty lately, this is probably the first day all week it's been sorta quiet.

LOL, all of us with no social lives :o

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:43 AM
oh okay. i was scared you found a life and had no time for us dorks anymore. :(

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:44 AM
ahh, the weekend. i can breath easier now. :)

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:49 AM
Justine Henin: Time to celebrate

Soon-to-be-married Justine Henin has a busy November ahead of her, especially if she reaches the latter stages of the Home Depot Championships presented by Porsche.

The 20-year-old will marry fiancé Pierre-Yves Hardenne back home in Belgium just five days after the conclusion of the season-ending tournament, which will make for an interesting week should she reach the final in Los Angeles.

congrats Juju! :bounce: hope you do well in LA, just not too well. don't go beating Lindsay or Kimmy. ;)

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 12:51 AM
Congrats to Justine! :) Her fiancé is very handsome. There's a thread in GM at WTAWorld about Kimmy & Lleyton, apparently the Belgian press has been asking Kim if she'd get married now, too.

She says no way, and I agree.

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:53 AM
i've never seen his pic. maybe i'll check it out...

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:57 AM
i'm gonna go. was gonna watch that carlos match from today one last time before i got to bed. :D ;)

:wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-02-2002, 12:58 AM
GOod night Leo :D

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 12:59 AM
http://www.justine-henin.net/images/offcourt_54.jpg

I think that's from the French Open but I'm not completely sure.

This one is kinda scary :eek:

http://www.justine-henin.net/images/offcourt_60.jpg

Awww!

http://www.justine-henin.net/images/offcourt_24.jpg

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 01:00 AM
Goodnight, Leo! :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-02-2002, 01:00 AM
By the way , I also have no social life ;)

I mean, it IS friday night, and I am reading about the 'mean of sampling distribution of percentages' *barf*

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 01:02 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
I mean, it IS friday night, and I am reading about the 'mean of sampling distribution of percentages' *barf*

The scary thing is, I already know what this is. :eek:

Gotta love statistics.

Chloe le Bopper
11-02-2002, 01:02 AM
Well you ARE a psych student, so I figured that you would know.

Gotta know your stats for your crazy experiments :p

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 01:05 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Well you ARE a psych student, so I figured that you would know.

Gotta know your stats for your crazy experiments :p

Sometimes I think it's sick how much knowledge I have acquired about the different statistical tests we use.

Unfortunately, I'll have to leave you to your stats because my social life is about to kick in for a few hours ;) Have fun with your sampling distributions!

Bye :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
11-02-2002, 01:07 AM
Have fun having a life :D

I g et to do that tomorrow, if I choose ;)

Leo7
11-02-2002, 02:22 AM
thanks for all the cute pics, Hackie. looks like a nice couple. :)

Lee
11-02-2002, 03:40 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
to stick up for Jess on GG, the car accident from last season was just an accident. even Rory admitted that it could have happened to anyone and it was partially her fault b/c she was distracting him from the road.

Jess :hearts: Rory
Rory :hearts: Jess

:confused: Hmmmm! Leo, any resemblance between you and Jess? :confused:

Base on the character of Jess in previous episodes, I don't believe that is an accident. I think Jess just cruising around and wait for the chance.

Lee
11-02-2002, 03:49 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
By the way , I also have no social life ;)

I mean, it IS friday night, and I am reading about the 'mean of sampling distribution of percentages' *barf*

OMG! :( Statistics is one of my majors in college and it took me a while to realise the topic is about statistics. I dare not to count how many years ago when I studied statisics.:(

Lee
11-02-2002, 04:02 AM
Henin and her fiance looks more like brother and sister. I heard the guy is a police but he really don't look like one.

Lee
11-02-2002, 04:20 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Hi, Becca :wavey:

They aren't showing a semifinal tomorrow! :eek: They're showing it really early on Sunday morning, so your guess is as good as mine.

:confused: From BNP Paribas Master site, ESPN2 will show 2 hours of tennis 1-3pm et but it is college football at that time frame from TV guide online :confused:

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 04:45 AM
LOL at Becca. It was fun, you should do it, take a break from all that studying :angel:

Lee, according to ESPN's website, they are showing a semifinal from 1-3 am EST Sunday morning.

Leo, I first saw Pierre at RG 2001, in the stands cheering for his lovey :) He was so cute! Much better looking in real life. They don't really look alike :o:o

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 04:50 AM
Countdown to 10,000: We're 84 posts away!

Chloe le Bopper
11-02-2002, 05:49 AM
10000 for the forum, I assume you mean? :o

Yes, I shall go out tomorrow.

I have certain interests that are dragging my out of my cave ;)


Leecal - I don't think we have been formally introduced ;)

Layla
11-02-2002, 12:35 PM
Morning! :wavey:

Well, it's not morning anymore. ;) I won't be here much, I do have to concentrate on work more and if I'm logged on here, I won't get anything done. ;)

I watched the Gilmore Girls for the first time today. :) I missed the first 3 episodes, but I think I'm got the gist of it. I really love the show, thanks for your tips. :D I might have missed it if it weren't for your recommendations.

Ok, from what I've seen (admittedly not much) I think Luke is perfect for Lorelei. :hearts: Can't comment on Jess and Dean since I haven't met them yet.

Congrats to Justine! :) Her fiancee seems like a really nice guy, cute too.

TH, could you post the link to the Russian radio again, please? I'd like to check it out now.

Becca, good to see you haven't completely forgotten us. ;) I do understand that we can't compete with the non-tennis section on wtaworld. :p But we miss you over here nevertheless. :(

Nacho
11-02-2002, 12:57 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
By the way - does anyone know the last time that 3 spaniards played the end of the year tournament?

This is the very 1st time that 3 spaniards qualify

However I think that Costa played a couple of matches back in 1998, because someone withdrew injured in the middle of the tournament and he was the next in

Leo7
11-02-2002, 12:59 PM
well you'll have to wait a while for Jess to come, Layla. he doesn't appear in the show until mid-2nd season. he is the obvious replacement of Tristan, a boy from Rory's school who has a crush on her. Tristan eventually leaves the show...and then Jess comes in! :)

okay, i can't say anymore cuz i don't want to spoil it for ya. ;)

Leo7
11-02-2002, 01:04 PM
:wavey: Nacho!

Leo7
11-02-2002, 03:21 PM
Carlos Moya lost :sad:

this tournament sucks.

Leo7
11-02-2002, 03:22 PM
Paradorn and Llegs tied at 3-3 first set. who to cheer for? i guess Hewitt cuz i predicted him.

Leo7
11-02-2002, 03:25 PM
4-3 Hewitt. i don't think he'll lose to the same player twice in a row.

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 04:59 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
10000 for the forum, I assume you mean? :o

Yes, I shall go out tomorrow.

I have certain interests that are dragging my out of my cave ;)


Leecal - I don't think we have been formally introduced ;)

LOL, yes, to 10,000 in the forum :)

Have fun!

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 05:01 PM
Good day, all! :wavey: I'll probably be in and out, my usual working weekend routine :rolleyes:

Originally posted by Layla
TH, could you post the link to the Russian radio again, please? I'd like to check it out now.

Sure! http://www.101.ru/

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 05:03 PM
Leo, I'm quite happy that Safin won through to the final, I agree with the people in the live scoring thread, he deserves a shot at the last title of the year (barring the Master's of course). I'm also thrilled because he's on my team along with Paradorn & Potato! This is the first time I've managed to have both finalists on my team :):o:o

Last I saw, it was 4-3 Hewitt in the third set. I want him to win so he can strengthen his lead over Agassihole even more.

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 05:05 PM
Countdown to 10,000: 71 posts away!

Layla
11-02-2002, 05:33 PM
Hi TH! :wavey:

I'm very happy with the results today and glad to see Marat back! :D Not to mention Lleyton defeating Paradorn! :bounce:

But I am soooo going down in the ATP manager game this week. :o :sad: I totally picked the wrong team in every respect. :rolleyes: Congrats TH, I think we'll be swapping places tomorrow. :D

Since I predicted both Safin and Hewitt, I've managed to salvage at least the prediction game from total humiliation. ;)

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 06:14 PM
Finally, a TMS final I could get behind: Potato vs Safin (GOOOOO MARAT!!), and Guga/Cedric vs Escude/Santoro! :bounce::bounce: I can't believe Guga and Cedric are in the doubles finals, they've been kicking some major ass this week!! I hope they can claim the title :)

LOL at the game--I don't think so, I don't think I'll be picking up *that* many points. Last week I had 2 finalists and a winner and I didn't move at all.

Layla
11-02-2002, 06:17 PM
That's because we all did well. This week I will suck for sure. I don't have any finalists and only had one semi-finalist. :o

Layla
11-02-2002, 06:20 PM
Hey, I thought I could post some pics from yesterday's trip, cause my dad has a digital camera. They don't do justice to the beauty of that lake, but it's quite an interesting phenomeonon. It's a so-called disappearing lake. During dry season, the water disappears into the ground through sinkholes and all that's left are the fields, but after heavy rainfall, the lake fills out and covers quite a large area. So sometimes it's there and sometimes it's not. :p

Layla
11-02-2002, 06:21 PM
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Layla
11-02-2002, 06:22 PM
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Layla
11-02-2002, 06:22 PM
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Layla
11-02-2002, 06:22 PM
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Layla
11-02-2002, 06:23 PM
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TennisHack
11-02-2002, 06:25 PM
Okay, I just looked at the teams for this week, and indeed I'm the only one besides Llama boy Martin to have the two finalists. Here's how everyone else stood:

Aura of Moya had a quarterfinalist, semifinalist, finalist
hitman had 3 quarterfinalists, semifinalist, finalist
Jakub had 2 quarterfinalists, semifinalist
Layla had 3 quarterfinalist, semifinalist

Martin had 4 quarterfinalists, 2 semifinalists, 2 finalists
TennisHack had 2 quarterfinalists, 1 semifinalist, 2 finalists

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 06:26 PM
Cool pics, Layla! :) Sounds like you had a lot of fun yesterday. I've never seen a disappearing lake before!

Vera
11-02-2002, 06:37 PM
Hi Guys:wavey:

Sorry, I'm not staying, just want to post a few comments about the matches I watched on TV today. Marat is pretty impressive. Though Moya lost his form from yesterday. They only showed the second part of 2nd set but Marat seems very calm. I like his chance, I hope he wins his first title tomorrow.

Lleyton is not playing as well as he usually is. His game looks a little sloppy. But he won nonetheless, which is good. I want him to get as much point as he could to distant himself from Ahole. Though, since he's playing Marat tomorrow, I won't be cheering for him, but I think they both will bring their A game tomorrow, knowing how good their opponent is.

Well, gotta go. Another sunny day here, I feel so spoiled. Thanks for the weather:)

And you guys have a great day!:angel: Ciao.

Layla
11-02-2002, 06:42 PM
Hello and goodbye Vera! :wavey: Have a beautiful day! :)

See TH, you're doing better than the rest of us, except for Martin who must be psychic or something. :eek:

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 06:47 PM
Hey guys!! Just wanted to let you know that the schedule has been tweaked a little. Here's the ESPN/2 schedule for the next two weeks. Note NO DAVIS CUP :fiery::fiery:


WTA Championships
November 6 (Weds)
ESPN 3:30 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 8:30 to 10 pm EST & 10 to 11:30 pm EST

November 7 (Thurs)
ESPN 3:30 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 11 pm to 12:30 am EST

November 8 (Fri)
ESPN 3:30 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 11 pm to 12:30 am EST

November 9 (Sat)
ESPN2 4 to 6 pm EST

November 10 (Sun)
ESPN2 12 am to 2 am EST
ESPN2 4 to 7 pm EST

November 11 (Mon)
ESPN2 7 to 9 am EST
ESPN 9:30 to 11:30 pm EST


Tennis Masters Cup
November 12 (Tues)
ESPN2 6 to 8 am EST
ESPN 1 to 3 pm EST

November 13 (Wed)
ESPN2 6 to 8 am EST
ESPN 1 to 3 pm EST

November 14 (Thurs)
ESPN2 6 to 8 am EST
ESPN 1 to 3 pm EST

November 15 (Fri)
ESPN2 6 to 8 am EST
ESPN 1 to 3 pm EST

November 16 (Sat)
ESPN2 2 am to 4 am EST & 3:30 to 5:30 pm EST

November 17 (Sun)
ESPN2 2 to 4:30 am

Layla
11-02-2002, 06:49 PM
Lol, it never occured to me to post digital pics here. Some other time, I'll post pics of my hometown. :)

Right, I should go back to work now. :rolleyes:

Bye for now! :wavey:

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 06:54 PM
Slovaks Level Tie Thanks to Hantuchova

Top ten player Daniela Hantuchova of Slovak Republic continued her strong week of play, defeating Spain’s Magui Serna 6-2, 6-1 in the second singles of the 2002 Gran Canaria Fed Cup Finals to level the tie at one all.

The withdrawal of Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario was met with mixed emotions at the Palacio de Congresos de Maspalomas. Sanchez-Vicario, suffering from a muscle strain in her right leg, was unable to play today and missed, at least, this opportunity to make Fed Cup history as one more tie and one more match would make her, without question, the best Fed Cup player of all-time, surpassing Great Britain’s Virginia Wade.

The crowd in Spain has a love affair with the 30-year-old Barcelona native, but here at least in Gran Canaria her substitute, the Las Palmas native Serna, is equally adored. For the No. 51 ranked Serna, this would be a chance to play before her home crowd and perhaps give Spain the second point of the tie, following Conchita Martinez’s straight set victory over Slovak Janette Husarova in the opening singles.

“I knew in the morning after practice that I was going to play,” said Serna. “The crowd was behind me but I was born here so I expected that. It’s been eight years since I played here so I was excited to play and I’m sorry I didn’t play my best today.”

Serna’s opponent, world No. 8 Daniela Hantuchova has had a dream year, winning her first singles title by defeating Martina Hingis at Indian Wells, breaking into the top ten, qualifying for the WTA Tour Championships, and reaching the Fed Cup Final for her country. If she was surprised to be playing Serna instead of Sanchez-Vicario, she didn’t show it. “I didn’t care who I was playing,” said Hantuchova. “I had to do my best, play my game. I did have to change tactics as Magui has that leftie serve. I didn’t practice for it because I expected to play Arantxa.”

The Slovak No. 1 had another advantage as she had defeated Serna earlier this year 7-6(5), 6-3 in the second round at Hamburg in their only previous meeting. Serna’s year had been less successful, with a drop in the rankings from her 2001 season ending No. 26, although she too won a title at Estoril. Her recent form has not been good, losing six of her last eight matches, but a win today would have helped to end her season on a high note.

The atmosphere in the stadium was the best of the week. Although not as great in numbers as the Spanish, the Slovak supporters were not short on volume or enthusiasm, and were inspired from the start by an in-form Hantuchova who won her first service without the loss of a point.

“Our supporters are great,” said the Slovak No. 1. “They always support us well everywhere we play. That’s what it’s all about.”

The match went with serve until Hantuchova broke Serna for 4-2. She was pressed on her next service game, down 15-40, saving the first with a two-handed backhand volley at the net and the second with a forehand passing shot. Back at deuce, she played two solid points to take the lead 5-2.

“I had two break points in the first set,” said Serna. “But, after that I didn’t even have once chance. Daniela played very well.”

Serving to stay in the set, Serna got behind from the start. Down 15-40, Serna was broken when Hantuchova passed her down the line to take the first set 6-2 in 29 minutes.

Hantuchova held serve in the first game of the second set then broke Serna to take a 2-0 lead. With the momentum on her side, the Slovak made few mistakes holding serve for 3-0. The frail looking Hantuchova was sharply contrasted not just in looks with the shorter, sturdier Serna, but also in style. Hantuchova’s game is fluid and seemingly effortless while Serna’s is quirkier and more workmanlike.

Both players held serve for 4-1. In real trouble now, Serna got behind on her next service. But, two break points down, she suddenly raised her level, saving the first with a forehand volley winner and the second with a strong serve to level the score at deuce. But Serna couldn’t close it out. On the fifth break point of the game, Hantuchova finally converted when a Serna return hit the net and she served for the match at 5-1.

With two strong serves, the Slovak reached 30-0 then Serna won the next two points for 30-30. Another big serve got Hantuchova to match point and, on the next point, Serna put a return wide, handing Hantuchova the win 6-,2 6-1 in 59 minutes and levelling the tie at one match all.

Nacho
11-02-2002, 07:05 PM
I definitly don't see my fave (Conchi) beating this girl :o

Nacho
11-02-2002, 07:07 PM
BTW cool pics Layla :)

But you could show us some pics from you and your family as well ;)

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 07:11 PM
I don't know, Nacho, Conchita has been playing some awesome matches in Fed Cup. She took out Janette Husarova (hero of the semfinal tie) in straight sets.

I think it might come down to the doubles. Of course I want Slovakia to win :) but I think Conchita vs Daniela is going to be a tough one to call.

Re: pictures, sure it's nice but also very envasive to privacy. Plus, it's not like this thread is just limited to the 10 or so people who post here. There are lots of lurkers all over the place ;)

Mrs. B
11-02-2002, 07:12 PM
Hi Guys!

:wavey:

Nice pics, Layla, (yes, do post pics of your town here plz.) and nice pics, Hackie, of Justine & soon to be hubby. And Daniela.

Saw only the Marat/Carlos match. Don't know why French tv left out the 2nd match...:eek:

It's a rainy Saturday here in Bern, so i'm stuck indoors and eating loads of pannetone!

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 07:14 PM
:wavey: Hey, Mrs. B! :)

Who do you think will win tomorrow? Vera posted her analysis and said Potato was looking a little sloppy (he must've done something right, however, to take out Srichaphan!).

Mrs. B
11-02-2002, 07:19 PM
Hey, Hackie!

I was hoping Marat would take the title. Just to give him a boost, you know. He's been on a slump too. But if Lleyton needs to win to make more points ahead of A-hole, then that would be good too. I admire his fighting spirit... :)

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 07:24 PM
I would also like Marat to take this one home, maybe put some pressure on Potato & Agassihole for the #1 spot.

In a perfect world, someone besides those two would be in contention for the #1 spot, and I'm still hoping against hope that someone at the Masters (hopefully Juanqui or Rogi) will have a great run and snatch the title away from Hewitt & Agassi. I don't really like either of them, but Hewitt is the lesser of the two evils at the moment. :D

RogiFan
11-02-2002, 07:54 PM
:) Yes, I'd also like Marat to win -- think I mentioned it on the FedEx forum. He really needs a win and could use a boost for DC. Hewitt was not serving that well today but managed to bring it on when necessary vs. the still-hot Paradorn!! Great match, that! Only saw end of Safin/Moya so I don't know how well either of them played exc that Carlos looked tired. But he did HIS job!!

Panettone, Mrs. B.!! Love that stuff! I eat it around Christmas-time [you know, part of my multicultural heritage!!].

Yes... it w/be nice if someone ELSE did brilliantly at the TMC -- like Juanqui or Rogi -- to make it more exciting!! ;)

Where is ILR today??

Vera
11-02-2002, 09:48 PM
I'm back, well for 15 mins. Stupid me, for forgetting to charge my cell phone so I have to come back home to get a 15 min quick recharge. While waiting, I thought to give any thought for the match today.

Actually, Lleyton is not as consistent as his usual self. The serve is not that good and he made a lot of errors (in his standard). You know, he once seems invincible in the middle of the year. But being Lleyton, he did do good enough to make the big point and win the match. Paradorn has some impressive winners, but not good enough today. I think Lleyton need to do a lot better tomorrow to beat Marat, unless Marat beat himself first. :p

I also hope that someone other than Lleyton or Gagassi take the # one, but it's not possible this year. Even if Marat wins Paris and get all the points in Shanghai, he still need help from Andre (to not winning matches) to take over the #2. But a good year end performance for Marat will be encouraging. Then, maybe Marat will start believing in himself again and take charge next year. But my wish is of course that JC will be the man in Shanghai. If Hongkong is any indication, then he is really popular in China. I hope the fans will give him a lot of boost to beat everyone in Shanghai. It will be great if him and Rogi plays in the Final in TMC:angel:

Vera
11-02-2002, 09:58 PM
Carlos Moya has been settling scores all week long, and heˇ¦s not about to stop now. Sebastien Grosjean had beaten Moya twice over the years after the Spaniard had held match points.

In the third round of the BNP Paribas Masters, Moya got his own back ˇV saving six match points in Grosjeanˇ¦s back-yard, before winning.

In 1999, Andre Agassi ruined Moyaˇ¦s hopes of defending his French Open crown at Roland Garros. Yesterday, Moya responded by denting Agassiˇ¦s chances of finishing the year as the World Number One player.

The other players who have qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai should perhaps start worrying now. Moya reached the final of the year-end event when it was held in Hannover in 1998, and despite holding a two set advantage over Alex Corretja, he lost in five. Moya was devastated, but he plans to put things right this time.

ˇ§Itˇ¦s a great feeling after a few years of not being able to play that event,ˇ¨ said Moya. ˇ§I thought it was never going to happen again, and now Iˇ¦m there and itˇ¦s a great feeling.

ˇ§Just to be there is a great achievement for me. I played the semifinals the first year, the final the second year, so now itˇ¦s my time to win!ˇ¨

Whatever the result though, Moya plans to enjoy himself, along with his compatriots and fellow Tennis Masters Cup qualifiers Albert Costa and Juan Carlos Ferrero.

We have three players in Shanghai which never happened before, so we have to enjoy the moment and have a huge party!ˇ¨ he said.

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:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: YEAh! Get ready for the spanish party:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Leo7
11-02-2002, 10:18 PM
:bounce: Spanish party :bounce:

Leo7
11-02-2002, 10:20 PM
great pics, Layla. that's a beautiful lake. i would love to see some pics of your hometown one day ;)

Leo7
11-02-2002, 10:21 PM
Dani looks :drool: wow :drool:

GO SLOVAKIA! :bounce: when are the Fed Cup Finals played?

Leo7
11-02-2002, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Hey guys!! Just wanted to let you know that the schedule has been tweaked a little. Here's the ESPN/2 schedule for the next two weeks. Note NO DAVIS CUP :fiery::fiery:


WTA Championships
November 6 (Weds)
ESPN 3:30 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 8:30 to 10 pm EST & 10 to 11:30 pm EST

November 7 (Thurs)
ESPN 3:30 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 11 pm to 12:30 am EST

November 8 (Fri)
ESPN 3:30 to 5 pm EST
ESPN2 11 pm to 12:30 am EST

November 9 (Sat)
ESPN2 4 to 6 pm EST

November 10 (Sun)
ESPN2 12 am to 2 am EST
ESPN2 4 to 7 pm EST

November 11 (Mon)
ESPN2 7 to 9 am EST
ESPN 9:30 to 11:30 pm EST


Tennis Masters Cup
November 12 (Tues)
ESPN2 6 to 8 am EST
ESPN 1 to 3 pm EST

November 13 (Wed)
ESPN2 6 to 8 am EST
ESPN 1 to 3 pm EST

November 14 (Thurs)
ESPN2 6 to 8 am EST
ESPN 1 to 3 pm EST

November 15 (Fri)
ESPN2 6 to 8 am EST
ESPN 1 to 3 pm EST

November 16 (Sat)
ESPN2 2 am to 4 am EST & 3:30 to 5:30 pm EST

November 17 (Sun)
ESPN2 2 to 4:30 am

thanks for posting all the changes in the schedule. we have some good coverage for the next two weeks, but still no DC. :sad: and it could be Yevgeny's last time playing. :sad:

arg, i thought we had coverage of the WTA champiosnhips starting tuesday, not wednesday. why did they have to change it? :fiery: and why does that tourney end on a Wednesday instead of a Sunday? :confused:

Leo7
11-02-2002, 10:35 PM
edit

Monday instead of Sunday? :confused:

Leo7
11-02-2002, 10:38 PM
hmmm, i see slave2safin ;)

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
GO SLOVAKIA! :bounce: when are the Fed Cup Finals played?

In Spain. I don't remember the name of the stadium right off the top of my head, but the semis and the final were both played here.

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 10:58 PM
Hey, guys, just wanted to say that my friends and I are going to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding tonight :D So I'll let you know how I liked it. I hope it's as good as everyone says.

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 10:59 PM
Countdown to 10,000: 35 posts to go! :bounce:

Leo7
11-02-2002, 11:06 PM
hey Hackie. i just wanted to ask how the condition of the Davis Cup tape was? was it clear? any bad spots in the tape?

Leo7
11-02-2002, 11:10 PM
cool, that movie looks hilarious. hope you have fun. ;)

TennisHack
11-02-2002, 11:11 PM
Leo: It was a good copy, very few bad spots that I think came from the original being copied so many times :) No commercials.

Lee
11-02-2002, 11:13 PM
:wavey: Hi Leo, TH

trying to catch up here

Lee
11-02-2002, 11:22 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca

Leecal - I don't think we have been formally introduced ;)

Hello Becca, I just butt into this forum less than 2 weeks before and really like it. The guys here just call me Lee.

Lee
11-02-2002, 11:30 PM
Originally posted by Layla

Ok, from what I've seen (admittedly not much) I think Luke is perfect for Lorelei. :hearts: Can't comment on Jess and Dean since I haven't met them yet.



NOOOOOOOOOO! Luke can't be perfect for Lorelai. Leo asked me why I don't like Luke. I think more about it now and may be Lorelai is such a wonderful gal that I don't think there is any guy can match up with her.

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 03:18 AM
TH's quick review of My Big Fat Greek Wedding: :D:D

What a great flick! It made me think of so many different things, besides being a great story. It made me think of my own family's traditions and quirks, as well as some people I knew like that! The dad cracked me up! "Give me a word and I'll tell you the Greek root!" LMAO!!!

For those of you who watch Felicity, was Mike (Ian's friend and fellow teacher) played by the guy who plays Javier? They look remarkably alike.

Leo7
11-03-2002, 03:19 AM
i think lorelai and luke will end up with eachother...but we're gonna have to wait a while...luke won't make a move and right now lorelai doesn't seem to be interested in him...give it some time. ;)

that's good, hackie. glad there are no commercials. :)

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 03:20 AM
Hey, Leo :wavey: Thought I was here alone ;)

Leo7
11-03-2002, 03:22 AM
:wavey: Hackie. glad you enjoyed the movie. it's been getting such good reviews, maybe i'll see it...

lol. Javier was hilarious on Felcitiy. he had me ROTFLMFAO all the time. :D but i wouldn't know the answer to your question since i didn't see the movie.

Leo7
11-03-2002, 03:23 AM
i'm staying up to 1 am so i can see the lleyton/paradorn match on espn :rolleyes:

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 03:24 AM
I loved Javier, too. Definitely one of my favorite characters :)

You should see it, you wouldn't regret it!

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 03:25 AM
Pffffffft. Why?

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 03:27 AM
:eek::eek: IT IS JAVIER!!!! LOL!

Leo7
11-03-2002, 03:27 AM
well i'm not that tired and we haven't gotten to see much tennis recently. i really want to see how Lleyton came back at the end from 0-40 down. did Para choke?

Leo7
11-03-2002, 03:29 AM
how did you find out?

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 03:33 AM
I looked up the movie on IMDb.com.

I think Paradorn might have just run himself into the ground from exhaustion, especially if Potato wasn't playing very well. Which is fine by me, I don't like him very much.

Leo7
11-03-2002, 03:35 AM
neither do i. i'm very happy for Lleyton.

hey only 27 more posts until our forum reaches 10,000! :bounce: think we can do it tonite? :D

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 03:43 AM
No, because I'm very tired :( We should have more people around for the big moment, anyway ;)

Good luck staying up.

Nighty night! :wavey:

Leo7
11-03-2002, 03:53 AM
:wavey: g'nite Hackie. you're right. we should have a BIG party with tons of people! :bounce:

i just found out that about the cancellation of the doubles champs :sad:

Layla
11-03-2002, 01:00 PM
Hello! :wavey:

I see we haven't reached 10,000 yet. ;) Well, I won't be around this evening, I have an aerobics class. But I will join the party afterwards if you reach the magical number without me. :)

I can't wait to see the Greek wedding. :D It's not in our cinemas yet, but I expect it to be here soon. I love John Corbett ever since I watched Northern Exposure religiously. :o I saw the entire show at least 3 times, because our tv stations show reruns of it periodically (at least sometimes they do something right ;) ). Anyone else used to watch that show? To me, it was one of the warmest and funniest shows ever made.

http://www.john-corbett.com/pubstills/nx/chris.jpg

Layla
11-03-2002, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by Nacho
BTW cool pics Layla :)

But you could show us some pics from you and your family as well ;)

But then you would know what I look like. :o ;) Actually I'm not afraid of stalkers and lurkers TH. I'm not so beautiful that someone might feel compelled to go all the way to Slovenia just to look me up. ;) The chances of running into someone from the board are pretty slim. Has anyone ever considered posting their pic here? I know it's a huge invasion of privacy but on the other hand, it would be nice to be able to put a face to people we talk to everyday. :) Your thoughts?

Layla
11-03-2002, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by leecal


NOOOOOOOOOO! Luke can't be perfect for Lorelai. Leo asked me why I don't like Luke. I think more about it now and may be Lorelai is such a wonderful gal that I don't think there is any guy can match up with her.

:eek: :eek: :eek:

So you think she should end up alone because she is so wonderful? :( I would think that's all the more reason for her to find someone who will love her with all his heart. She deserves to find love. :) I say go Luke! He's really cute btw, just my type. ;)

Lee
11-03-2002, 01:56 PM
Well, the producer and writer is an incredible woman, she will find Lorelai a perfect partner. I believe when you meet Mr. or Mrs. Right, you will know in your heart that's the one for you. If you can be good buddy with someone for such a long time, the chemistry is not there.

Lee
11-03-2002, 01:58 PM
:bounce: Marat win the first set tie break GO MARAT GO :bounce:

Leo7
11-03-2002, 02:34 PM
look at this horrible fucking draw for the WTA Championships:

1 Williams, Serena USA
*
Smashnova, Anna ISR

Myskina, Anastasia RUS
*
8 Dokic, Jelena YUG

3 Capriati, Jennifer USA
*
Farina Elia, Silvia ITA

Maleeva, Magdaleena BUL
*
7 Hantuchova, Daniela SVK

5 Clijsters, Kim BEL
*
Rubin, Chanda USA

Dementieva, Elena RUS
*
4 Henin, Justine BEL

6 Seles, Monica USA
*
Davenport, Lindsay USA

Schnyder, Patty SUI
*
2 Williams, Venus

:fiery:

Serena practically has a bye to the finals. :rolleyes: but the bottom half is loaded with good players like Lindsay, Venus, Monica, Kimmy, Justine, and Chanda. whoever gets through that bottom half is gonna have to work hard and play really well.

COME ON LINDSAY AND KIMMY! :bounce:

Leo7
11-03-2002, 02:35 PM
GO LLEYT! :bounce: i NEED to get back my #1 ranking! :bounce:

Lee
11-03-2002, 02:51 PM
That is a very tough draw for Lindsay.

:bounce: GO LINDSAY GO :bounce:

Leo7
11-03-2002, 02:54 PM
wow. Marat took the first two sets 7-6, 6-0. :eek:

Leo7
11-03-2002, 02:55 PM
:bounce: GO LINDSAY GO! :bounce:

:D

Lee
11-03-2002, 03:04 PM
Leo, we are very close to 10000 posts!:D

Leo7
11-03-2002, 03:11 PM
i know. except that i have to go out in about 20 minutes! :(

Lee
11-03-2002, 03:15 PM
Yeah! I have to leave in about an hour and probably not able to see the final result of the double match.

Leo, doesn't look like you can get your #1 ranking back as now is 5-3 Marat in 3rd set.

Dissident
11-03-2002, 03:42 PM
Marat WON! Oh God! So happy! :bounce:
He is back! :D

:wavey: everyone!

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 03:57 PM
am happy for Marat too.:bounce:

Well done. It's about time...

Hi, People!!!:wavey:

RogiFan
11-03-2002, 04:07 PM
:D Hooray! Molodetz, Marat!!! Fantastic win!! He must be confident now!! Enjoy the TMCup!! :bounce: :)

Lee
11-03-2002, 04:09 PM
:bounce: We past the 10000 posts! Congrats to all! :bounce:

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 04:17 PM
Hey, everyone! :wavey:

You guys passed 10,000 without me! :eek::(

SOOOOOO happy with the outcome of today's match :D Marat is back?! Maybe he can do some damage at the Cup--that would *definitely* make things interesting ;)

Leo, are you sure that's the draw? I thought it wasn't coming out until Monday. :confused:

I still can't believe Marat bageled Hewitt!! Totally AMAZING!

I hope this form continues at the Davis Cup :D

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 06:26 PM
Guga & Cedric lost in the doubles final :( And Cedric officially retired after the match.

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 06:28 PM
:bounce::bounce:SLOVAKIA WINS THE FED CUP!!! :bounce::bounce:

Hantuchova Wins Thriller to Edge Slovaks Ahead 2-1

Daniela Hantuchova has given the Slovak Republic a 2-1 lead in the Fed Cup Final against Spain with a dramatic three-set victory over Conchita Martinez 67(8) 75 64.

In a marathon match lasting three hours 21 minutes, the two number ones battled over every point, neither player prepared to give an inch.

The Slovak Republic is now just one win away from its first ever Fed Cup title, Spain’s Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario – the most successful Fed Cup player in history - having to defeat the Slovak No. 2 Janette Husarova in the second of the reverse singles matches in Maspalomas to keep Spain’s dream of a sixth title alive.

Pumping her fist with every point won during the match, no-one could doubt how much Hantuchova wanted this victory.

Despite the difference in their ranking, Hantuchova the World No 8 and Martinez No. 35, there was little to separate the two on court today. The pair had met just once before today’s match, Martinez using her greater experience on clay to defeat Hantuchova at Roland Garros in 2001. But the 19-year-old Slovak has improved dramatically in the 15 months since that meeting and today’s match was a much tougher proposition for the 30-year-old Spaniard.

In a tight first set lasting almost one and a half hours, both players were constantly put under pressure on serve with six breaks coming in the first eight games.

Hantuchova showed she meant business from the opening game of the match, forcing two break points on her opponents serve before Martinez held on to lead 1-0. Then three more break points in the third game of the set to Hantuchova, and this time the Slovak was able to take her chance, edging ahead 2-1.

A disputed line call on the first point of Hantuchova’s serve sparked the Spanish crowd into action and Martinez forced two break back points, the Fed Cup veteran matching her younger opponent from the baseline to take the break and level the set at 2-2. Four more breaks of serve followed, neither player able to consolidate until Martinez held in the ninth game to lead 5-4. Now the pressure was on Hantuchova, needing to hold serve to stay in the first set.

A backhand into the net by Hantuchova at 30-30 brought up set point for Spain. Hantuchova saved it, but two points later she was back under pressure. Again she raised her game and produced one of only two aces for the match to level at 5-5.

One game later and the Slovak was again serving to stay in the set, was again down set points and again fought back, this time to take the set into a tiebreak. Both players had set points in the tiebreak but it was eventually won by Martinez on her sixth set point, all of them on Hantuchova’s serve.

The Slovak No. 1 held serve easily in the opening game of the second set and immediately broke her opponent to stretch her lead to 2-0. But having battled so hard to take the first set Martinez refused to give in and broke back to level at 2-2.

Unlike the first set, games continued to go with serve until the 12th game of the second set when Hantuchova, having squandered three set points on her opponent’s serve at 5-4, finally broke through to take the set 7-5 and level the match at one set all.

With the match in progress for just over two-and-a-half hours Hantuchova came out to serve in the opening game of the final set, and then raced to a 3-0 lead. Twice during the second set Martinez needed treatment to her back from the team trainer, just as she had done against Husarova yesterday, and with Hantuchova forcing her to stretch for the ball time and time again it became clear that Martinez was starting to feel the strain.

In another hard-fought set, Hantuchova managed to maintain her early break of serve and at 5-3, with a small but very vocal band of Slovak supporters urging her on, came out to serve for the match. But just as neither player had given an inch all the way through this match, Martinez refused to make it easy for Hantuchova, breaking the Slovak to keep Spanish hopes of a victory alive.

Hantuchova’s next chance came in the very next game, and this time the young Slovak champion was not going to let it slip, throwing her arms into the air with delight as she clinched the match 6-4 in the third.



Slovak Republic Wins Fed Cup

The Slovak Republic has won the Fed Cup 2002, after they took a decisive 3-1 tie lead with Janette Husarova's 60 62 victory over Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario.

This is the first Fed Cup Title for the Slovak Republic, which has only been playing as a nation in Fed Cup since 1994. It is also only the ninth nation ever to lift the famous Rose Bowl trophy.

The presentation is now being made on court in Maspalomas.

Earlier Daniela Hantuchova won a marathon match against Conchita Martinez 67(8) 75 64 in 3 hours 21 minutes to put the Slovaks 2-1 up.

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 06:35 PM
Pictures from Dani's victory

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021103/capt.1036348932spain_fed_cup_tennis_xpw103.jpg


Hmm, reminiscent of Juan Carlos at Davis Cup? ;)
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021103/capt.1036348940spain_fed_cup_tennis_xpw101.jpg

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Has anyone ever considered posting their pic here? I know it's a huge invasion of privacy but on the other hand, it would be nice to be able to put a face to people we talk to everyday. :) Your thoughts?

I'd rather everyone keep their illusions of me, because chances are everything thinks I'm a lot better-looking than I really am :o:o

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by Layla
I can't wait to see the Greek wedding. :D It's not in our cinemas yet, but I expect it to be here soon. I love John Corbett ever since I watched Northern Exposure religiously. :o I saw the entire show at least 3 times, because our tv stations show reruns of it periodically (at least sometimes they do something right ;) ).

Then you will love him in MBFGW. He's perfect :)

ILR
11-03-2002, 06:43 PM
Hi :wavey:

I stayed away for longer than I thought.Ive been quite busy today.I should go back and read all of whats been posted but maybe another time ;) hope i havent missed much

ILR
11-03-2002, 06:46 PM
Layla thats an interesting thought you know.About the pics.Because we talk to each other everyday dont we?You are all way too modest!(Hackie,Layla) Im sure you're both beautiful but it doesnt really matter what you look like because we wont like each other any less.Just a thought;)

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 07:02 PM
WTA Championships Order of Play

Wednesday, Nov. 6:
12:30 pm PST

K. Clijsters vs C. Rubin
E. Dementieva vs. J. Henin

7:30 pm PST
M. Seles vs L. Davenport
P. Schnyder vs V. Williams


Thursday's Schedule of Play:
12:30 pm PST
A. Myskina vs J. Dokic
M. Maleeva vs D. Hantuchova

7:30 pm PST
S. Williams vs A. Smashnova
J. Capriati vs S. Farina Elia

ILR
11-03-2002, 07:19 PM
Hi Hackie :wavey:

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 07:52 PM
Hi, ILR :wavey:

ILR
11-03-2002, 07:54 PM
sorry I left before,anyone around?

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 07:55 PM
Hello Guys!!!!!:wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 07:55 PM
Hey, Mrs. B! :wavey:

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 07:55 PM
Happy to read about Slovakia's win!!! :)

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 07:56 PM
Yo, Hackie! How u doin?

ILR
11-03-2002, 07:56 PM
Hi Mrs.B :wavey:

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 07:57 PM
I wish they'd hurry up and publish the winners' picture with the trophy!!

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 07:57 PM
Emma. :)

How are you?

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Yo, Hackie! How u doin?

I'm doing wonderfully :) And you?

ILR
11-03-2002, 07:58 PM
Im OK today :) Im dreading thursday.Hey I bought 2 new pairs of jeans and a new top!lol.I always said I needed somew more clothes!

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 07:59 PM
Why are you dreading Thursday?

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I'm doing wonderfully :) And you?

Not too bad, shitty weather in Bern, i've been visiting some friends today despite the rain, we ate loads of cakes!!!
Then we met in a Filipino chat room but that was boring, my eyes are sore now...

I'm playing tomorrow @ 2pm at Krati's place. ;)

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:00 PM
lol crap weather here also.Funeral is thurs Hackie

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
Not too bad, shitty weather in Bern, i've been visiting some friends today despite the rain, we ate loads of cakes!!!
Then we met in a Filipino chat room but that was boring, my eyes are sore now...

I'm playing tomorrow @ 2pm at Krati's place. ;)

You know, it was cold as hell for the past week here, and now that I've finally broken down and brought out of my winter gear, it warms up! :eek: Damn weather.

Woohoo! :bounce:

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:02 PM
you know it was sunny here this morning but it rained all week and is doing now.:(

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 08:02 PM
I've been wearing winter clothes already since a while!

But it's 5 more weeks and i'll be in the tropics again.

:)

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:04 PM
Ive been wearing winter clothes all summer!Except for when I went to Tenerife.:)

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 08:05 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Ive been wearing winter clothes all summer!Except for when I went to Tenerife.:)

LOL!!!

Hey, did u see, they changed Rogi's forum name, finally!:D

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
I've been wearing winter clothes already since a while!

But it's 5 more weeks and i'll be in the tropics again.

:)

LOL!! I've been wearing long sleeves and light coats for a few weeks, but last week it almost came down to thermals.

Even though I complain about it, I much prefer winter weather myself. I love bundling up and wearing scarves and such :o;)

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:06 PM
Yeh I only just noticed tonight.But thats the first time Ive been here since Friday.All thanks to you and your campaigning ;)

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:07 PM
lol I dont like English winter.It gets way too much sometimes.I need the sun!

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


LOL!! I've been wearing long sleeves and light coats for a few weeks, but last week it almost came down to thermals.

Even though I complain about it, I much prefer winter weather myself. I love bundling up and wearing scarves and such :o;)

You should see me when it's really wintertime Hackie, i even wear caps and socks in bed! I'm still Asian when it comes to the weather here...:D

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 08:11 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
You should see me when it's really wintertime Hackie, i even wear caps and socks in bed! I'm still Asian when it comes to the weather here...:D

I do that, too, sometimes. Unfortunately, this year, our room still feels like Calcutta in July because we can't control the heat :rolleyes:

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:12 PM
Im afraid I cant join in your summer talk :(

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I do that, too, sometimes. Unfortunately, this year, our room still feels like Calcutta in July because we can't control the heat :rolleyes:

LOL, wish i had that kind of temp. out here in mid winter...


:D

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:17 PM
what do you guys think about posting pics here?

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 08:20 PM
AHA!!

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021103/capt.1036357394spain_fed_cup_tennis_xpw106.jpg
The Slovak Republic's captain Tomas Malik, center, hugs team players Daniela Hantuchova, left and Janette Husarova after they won the Fed Cup tennis final by beating Spain, 3-1, in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002. (AP Photo/Ramon de la Rocha)

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:20 PM
lol you found it ;)

Vera
11-03-2002, 08:22 PM
Hi guys:wavey:

I'm so happy Marat won! But Lleyton bagelled, WTF:eek: :eek: :eek: Is Marat really play so well, or what's wrong with Lleyton? Well, if Marat's back at his top, then, pls stay away from Juanqui:p

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:25 PM
Hi Vera :wavey:

I couldnt believe it either!:eek:

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 08:26 PM
what do you guys think about posting pics here?

mir ist egal...

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 08:27 PM
Hey, Vera :wavey:

According to our very own hitman, Safin has found his form from 2000 and played the best hitty's seen him play all year :eek: Maybe Potato was still a little tired from yesterday's match, but it sounds like it was all Safin today, anyway.

It's a very exciting prospect, even though Safin can't really create a stir for #1 at the Cup unless Agassihole falls flat on his face. And I'm also hoping that Safin & Ferrero are in different groups! :eek::eek:

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:27 PM
*whistles* that you Mrs.B?;) wait havent I seen you.............

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
*whistles* that you Mrs.B?;) wait havent I seen you.............

;) j/k

Vera
11-03-2002, 08:28 PM
Hi ILR, how's your friend's b-day party?

________________________________________________

I was pretty confident that he would beat Lleyton, bcos his calmness on Sat's match against Moya, reminded me of how calm he was went he first breakthru in winning TMS Toronto in 2000. I thought when the calmness is back, Marat is in top form and it's very hard to beat. Anyway, it's equally unbelievable that this is his first title in the whole year.

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:29 PM
;) joke also ;)

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 08:30 PM
See, I couldn't compete with that! :eek: ;)

More from Fed Cup :D

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20021103/capt.1036358759.spain_fed_cup_tennis_xpw108.jpg
The Slovak Republic's team pose with the trophy after winning the Fed Cup tennis final by beating Spain, 3-1, in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain Saturday Nov. 3, 2002. From left to right: Janette Husarova, Henrieta Nagyova, Daniela Hantuchova and Martina Sucha. (AP Photo/Paul White)

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:31 PM
Vera it was fun thanks :) The food was lovely an did a bit of dancing like you do.........;) One of her aunties got really drunk,watching her was one of the funniest things Ive seen in a long time!

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:31 PM
lol Hackie ;)

Vera
11-03-2002, 08:31 PM
Hi TH and Mrs. B:wavey:

So, you guys started posting your own pic:D :D :D Nice body, Mrs. B. :p

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 08:32 PM
Nice pics, Hackie! They look so happy !!! Good for the Slovak girls!!!:bounce:

Vera
11-03-2002, 08:38 PM
Hey, the slovakian gals are all pretty cute. Thanks for the pic, Hackie. And congrats for winning the Fed cup, I was under the impression that Spain will be sure win. Maybe it's bcos I didn't know who's in the Slovak team. But I've seen Nagyova in Toronto this year. She was injured and involved in that very long match against (Pierce?, can't remember). She was great eventhough she's hurt and limping, and she never quits. I like her.

Layla
11-03-2002, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Hey, everyone! :wavey:

You guys passed 10,000 without me! :eek::(


Or me! :sad:

So where's the party? :p

Hi TH, Emma, Mrs. B and Vera! :wavey:

I'm also thrilled that Marat won his first title of the year! :D I'm sad because of Lleyton (how embarrasing to get bagelled :o ) but I predicted Safin to win and I badly needed those points. ;)

Speaking of games, I can't believe I'm still ranked #3. :eek: I was sure I was going to pummet. I guess I'm stuck. :angel:

I'm doing brilliantly in the gotennis league at the moment. :D I just reached another final. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Still missing that first title but I'm impressed. Guess who I'm meeting in the final! Our very own LEO. :D Can't wait for that match. Good luck sweetie! :) May the best player (or the cutest) player win. ;)

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 08:43 PM
Spain has won the Cup like 17 times or something, and Slovakia hadn't even made it to the final :) I knew Dani was good, and Janette Husarova was the hero of the semifinal tie. But I thought it would be tougher than it was. Conchita Martinez & Arantxa Sanchex-Vicario play some of their best tennis in Fed Cup, and I honestly thought it'd come down to the doubles match.

Glad I was wrong, and I'm also glad Dani has 4 days to rest and recover. Hope they don't party too hard in Spain tonight! ;)

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:45 PM
lol Hi Layla :wavey:

I dont know who to stick up for!;) I think I missed it also!I always miss milestones :rolleyes:

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Or me! :sad:

So where's the party? :p

Erm, this is it? :o LOL, we can't even throw a decent party thread anymore . . .

Speaking of games, I can't believe I'm still ranked #3. :eek: I was sure I was going to pummet. I guess I'm stuck. :angel:

Pfffffffffffffft. 300+ points and I only moved one spot! OVER SOMEONE WHO DIDN'T EVEN SUBMIT A TEAM! :fiery:


I'm doing brilliantly in the gotennis league at the moment. :D I just reached another final. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Still missing that first title but I'm impressed. Guess who I'm meeting in the final! Our very own LEO. :D Can't wait for that match. Good luck sweetie! :) May the best player (or the cutest) player win. ;)

I thought you two played each other in the first round? :confused:

Vera
11-03-2002, 08:47 PM
Hi Layla:wavey:

Wow, you and Leo in the final:bounce: What's the surface again?
Well, may the luckiest win:D :D :D

Mrs. B
11-03-2002, 08:49 PM
Hi, Layla!:wavey:

Hi, Vera!:wavey:

Vera
11-03-2002, 08:49 PM
So we all missed the 10,000, lol. Who's here when that happened? Anyway, another 30 thousand plus posts and we can past the Lleykis:D :p

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:50 PM
erm yeh maybe not Vera..........

Layla
11-03-2002, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol crap weather here also.Funeral is thurs Hackie

Emma, long time no see. ;) Don't worry about the funeral. It probably won't be as bad as you imagine. The service itself is the worst but afterwards a huge weight is lifted and people tend to relax. In Slovenia it's customary for family and close friends to go to a lunch, which usually turns out to be quite a merry affair. I have no idea how it works but it does. We all share fond memories of the deceased and laugh and enjoy each other's company. I don't know how it works in England though. I hope you get through it alright. :)

ILR
11-03-2002, 08:54 PM
Yeah Layla,I stayed away for longer than expected!:eek::o Well yes afterwards there is like a buffet at his fave pub you know,family and friends that kind of thing.I have never been to one before.I was listening to the funeral m usic before.Ave Maria and Blueberry Hill,his fave song :)

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by Vera
So we all missed the 10,000, lol. Who's here when that happened? Anyway, another 30 thousand plus posts and we can past the Lleykis:D :p

I think hitman posted the lucky 10,000th post, but I'm not completely sure.

And I doubt we'll ever pass the Lleykis, they are posting machines :eek:

Leo7
11-03-2002, 08:55 PM
:wavey: hello all.

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 08:56 PM
Hey, Leo :wavey:

Layla
11-03-2002, 08:57 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Erm, this is it? :o LOL, we can't even throw a decent party thread anymore . . .

Pfffffffffffffft. 300+ points and I only moved one spot! OVER SOMEONE WHO DIDN'T EVEN SUBMIT A TEAM! :fiery:

I thought you two played each other in the first round? :confused:

1. If this is a party, where's the booze. ;)

2. Sorry about that. :o Don't be mad at me. :(

3. There are several tournaments at the same time, different posters write organize their own, so this is a different one. ;)

Vera, I can't remember what the surface is, but it's the Titanium Open so maybe the clue is in the title. :confused:

Vera
11-03-2002, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I think hitman posted the lucky 10,000th post, but I'm not completely sure.

And I doubt we'll ever pass the Lleykis, they are posting machines :eek:

Ya, I don't really want to turn into that either.

So Hitman has the honor. And he always show up when we aren't around:p

Leo7
11-03-2002, 08:59 PM
Lindsay will win LA :) i just have a feeling :)

Lee
11-03-2002, 08:59 PM
:wavey: Hi Leo, TH, Vera, Emma, Layla, Mrs. B, ....:wavey:

:sad: Guga lost his final and this is the second double final he lost.

ILR
11-03-2002, 09:00 PM
Hi leo and Lee :wavey:

Vera
11-03-2002, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by Layla

Vera, I can't remember what the surface is, but it's the Titanium Open so maybe the clue is in the title. :confused:

Titanium Open :D LMAO, that's too funny.:D

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by Layla
1. If this is a party, where's the booze. ;)

2. Sorry about that. :o Don't be mad at me. :(

3. There are several tournaments at the same time, different posters write organize their own, so this is a different one. ;)

Vera, I can't remember what the surface is, but it's the Titanium Open so maybe the clue is in the title. :confused:

1. That's why we suck at throwing parties!

2. I'm not angry at you, I'm angry at myself. I can't believe I've slipped so much! :( But that's okay, the llama and I have worked something out :D

3. Oh, okay. LOL, titanium, huh? Is that a fast or slow surface? I'd consider play dough a slower surface, I think, cause it absorbs *everything* :D

Have you won any titles, Leo?

Vera
11-03-2002, 09:02 PM
Hi Leo and Lee:wavey:

ILR
11-03-2002, 09:03 PM
oooo I have to go soon to bed.:( Just when everyone turns up :(

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by Vera
So Hitman has the honor. And he always show up when we aren't around:p

LMAO, I wonder if he even knows!!

Oh, well, I guess our next milestone will be 10,000 posts in this thread. Odds are that I'll be here, as I've posted the most in this thread :o:o:o

Total Posts: 8,184
User Posts: TennisHack 1921
Layla 1685
Leo7 1202
IluvRogi 971
Vera 760
hitman 347
Rebecca 347
Mrs. B 338
leecal 196
Nacho 120
RogiFan 79
GoLleyt 56
jcsting 42
Sonic 29
fonky 27
Static 16
m!ssundaztooD 11
Lleyton's_Chick 9
Peedy 8
Dr. Marly 7
Nina 5
harry_potter 4
Miss_Juanqui 1
aura of moya 1
Go Rainer 1
angele87 1

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:04 PM
layla i'm so pissed that lleyton lost b/c now i have been kicked back to #2 in the prediction game with slave2safin 19 points ahead of me! oh well, i'll make it up in the TMC when Ferrero crushes Safin in the final. :D

Vera
11-03-2002, 09:07 PM
Thanks for the record, TH. Becca should be proud of us:p

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:08 PM
:wavey: emma. sweet dreams darlin. :kiss:

wow, we did it! 10,000 posts in Mosquito Marsh! :D

hackie, did you really spend all that time finding out how many posts each person has in this forum? :eek: :eek: :eek:

Layla
11-03-2002, 09:08 PM
Goodnight ILR! Sweet dreams! :wavey:

Hi Leo! :wavey:

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:09 PM
too bad about guga :sad:

ILR
11-03-2002, 09:09 PM
Leo :kiss: you just click on the number of posts next to the title.;) night all!:wavey:

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:10 PM
Nightynight, ILR! :wavey:

Originally posted by Leo7
hackie, did you really spend all that time finding out how many posts each person has in this forum? :eek: :eek: :eek:

LMAO, no! :eek:

I have my ways, it took me all of about 2 seconds :D

Layla
11-03-2002, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


1. That's why we suck at throwing parties!

2. I'm not angry at you, I'm angry at myself. I can't believe I've slipped so much! :( But that's okay, the llama and I have worked something out :D

3. Oh, okay. LOL, titanium, huh? Is that a fast or slow surface? I'd consider play dough a slower surface, I think, cause it absorbs *everything* :D

Have you won any titles, Leo?

1. That's ok, I'm drinking beer as we speak. ;)

2. Oh, that's a relief. :) That you're not angry at me, not that you've slippe. :o LAMO, I noticed your little deal. :eek:

3. I think it's a fast one. Yeah, play dough absorbed everything, including my high heels, which is why I lost the first set. :o I had to take off my shoes and play barefoot. :D

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:12 PM
btw, congrats to Hackie for being our forum's #1 poster! ;)

Vera
11-03-2002, 09:12 PM
Goodnight Emma!:wavey:

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Thanks for the record, TH. Becca should be proud of us:p

Except, even I, with the most posts by far, am NOT dumping 90% of my posts here, only about 48%. :o:o:o:o:o:o

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:13 PM
ah, thanks for the clarification emma. g'nite. :kiss:

Layla
11-03-2002, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
layla i'm so pissed that lleyton lost b/c now i have been kicked back to #2 in the prediction game with slave2safin 19 points ahead of me! oh well, i'll make it up in the TMC when Ferrero crushes Safin in the final. :D

Awww, that totally sucks. :( Why did you pick Lleyton? :o I liked the fact that you were #1. :) Oh well, you can still kick ass during the TMC. ;) I'm rooting for you. :D

Of course, next year I'll be number 1. ;)

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
btw, congrats to Hackie for being our forum's #1 poster! ;)

I'm not the forum #1, just the thread #1.

Admittedly, I don't know any easy way to calculate the forum #1.

Layla
11-03-2002, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
btw, congrats to Hackie for being our forum's #1 poster! ;)

The second poster seconds that. :D

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by Layla
3. I think it's a fast one. Yeah, play dough absorbed everything, including my high heels, which is why I lost the first set. :o I had to take off my shoes and play barefoot. :D

LMAO!!!! How can you play in high heels?!

Lee
11-03-2002, 09:17 PM
:confused: I am pretty confused at who post the 10000th post. When I left there are 9998 posts and when I came back, there are 10002 posts but I only saw 3 posts after mine and I didn't see any new posts at other threads under JC's forum. :confused:

Layla
11-03-2002, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B


mir ist egal... [/B]

Wow, you're hot Mrs. B! :eek: ;)

Vera
11-03-2002, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Except, even I, with the most posts by far, am NOT dumping 90% of my posts here, only about 48%. :o:o:o:o:o:o

Hey, I spent 69% of my posts here. I'm pretty devoted:D

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:18 PM
Layla: i picked Safin at first but then changed it to Hewitt b/c i was only 3 points behind slave2safin and knew i could have gotten back to #1 if i got the final right and she didn't. of course she predicted Marat :rolleyes: so i changed mine to Lleyton, even though i origninally thoguht he would lose. just playing a bit too risky, and now i'm 19 points behind. :sad: i've only changed a prediction twice in the entire year, and both times i was screwed. :sad: but i still have been ranked #1 the most in the game, far more than anyone else. :D

Hackie: yeah, i won a few titles a while ago in the GTT. i won 2 in singles (i think) and 3 in doubles with my trusty partner zarcasticric. zric is the manager of the tour now, he does all the ranking and stuff. but since the GTT was started up again in the last month, i haven't won anything. :(

Layla
11-03-2002, 09:21 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


LMAO!!!! How can you play in high heels?!

It's a special kind of tour. ;) Apparently, it's important to be sexy and flirt a lot. Just ask Leo, he'll verify it. ;)

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by Layla
It's a special kind of tour. ;) Apparently, it's important to be sexy and flirt a lot. Just ask Leo, he'll verify it. ;)

:trying to picture Leo in high heels:

LMAO!!!!

Lee
11-03-2002, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:trying to picture Leo in high heels:

LMAO!!!!

I think Leo only need to be topless.

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:trying to picture Leo in high heels:

LMAO!!!!

:o :o :o :o :o

Layla
11-03-2002, 09:26 PM
Lol, I didn't mean men have to flirt. Only women have the special power to make men loose concentration and the linesmen take sides. ;)

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:26 PM
Lee's got it ;)

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Lol, I didn't mean men have to flirt. Only women have the special power to make men loose concentration and the linesmen take sides. ;)

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . . I see.

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:29 PM
most of the gotennis girls are pretty flirtatious (especially Layla) ;)

Lee
11-03-2002, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
Lee's got it ;)

Leo, should I picture you as Tommy Hass or Tommy Robredo? I keep having an image of you looking like either of these 2 guys.

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:29 PM
Originally posted by Leo7


:o :o :o :o :o

Aww, if its any consolation, I think the idea of most guys in drag is pretty amusing :D

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
most of the gotennis girls are pretty flirtatious (especially Layla) ;)

Then how has she not managed to win a title? :innocent question:

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:31 PM
i just found the ArribasFerrero fansite. love it. :)

Lee
11-03-2002, 09:31 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
most of the gotennis girls are pretty flirtatious (especially Layla) ;)

Some of those girls (not Layla) are not just flirtatious but vicious.

Layla
11-03-2002, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I'd rather everyone keep their illusions of me, because chances are everything thinks I'm a lot better-looking than I really am :o:o

Oh come now. I know you're beautiful. :) Either way, we care about each other regardless of how we look, so no need to worry about anything. :kiss:

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:33 PM
Originally posted by leecal
Some of those girls (not Layla) are not just flirtatious but vicious.

:eek: Nevermind, question answered.

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:33 PM
lol @ Lee. some of those girls, especially Veronica, can get prett violent when it comes to guys. especially Marat. ;)

Vera
11-03-2002, 09:35 PM
Are you guys talking about gotennis.com?

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by leecal


Leo, should I picture you as Tommy Hass or Tommy Robredo? I keep having an image of you looking like either of these 2 guys.

lol. really? i guess i look more like Tommy Robredo. you can picture me as him if you want. :D should i picture you as Daniela Hantuchova? ;)

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:37 PM
yeah we are, Vera. and i haven't won a tourney on gotennis in ages. :(

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by Leo7

should i picture you as Daniela Hantuchova? ;)

Since Lee has already mentioned she's Chinese, you're free to picture ME as Daniela Hantuchova :D Of course, I don't look anything like her, but that's a side issue ;)

Vera: yeah, they're talking about GoTennis.

Layla
11-03-2002, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
most of the gotennis girls are pretty flirtatious (especially Layla) ;)

LOL Leo! :o I'm not really a flirt on gotennis, am I? :( Only on the atpworld. ;)

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:39 PM
come to think of it, there hasn't been a doubles tourney on the GTT in a while. i always won those with Ric. :D

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Layla


LOL Leo! :o I'm not really a flirt on gotennis, am I? :( Only on the atpworld. ;)

yeah, your not at all flirtatious as the other gotennis girls like Veronica and Sweets. ;)

Lee
11-03-2002, 09:42 PM
Originally posted by Leo7


lol. really? i guess i look more like Tommy Robredo. you can picture me as him if you want. :D should i picture you as Daniela Hantuchova? ;)

You can picture me as Daniela. The only problem is I'm about one foot shorter.:D

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:44 PM
lol @ Lee.

Vera
11-03-2002, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by Leo7


lol. really? i guess i look more like Tommy Robredo. you can picture me as him if you want. :D should i picture you as Daniela Hantuchova? ;)

Tommy Robredo, he's so clean cut. I don't really imagine you as that, Leo. But Robredo is very nice looking, so you must be too.:)

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by Vera
I don't really imagine you as that, Leo.

It would be kinda interesting to know how we imagine each other to look, LOL.

In my experience I've usually been wildly offbase :D

Lee
11-03-2002, 09:48 PM
TH, I just notice your new location and it feels warm (may be hot for you?)

Lee
11-03-2002, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
lol @ Lee.

Well, I don't know exactly how tall Daniela is but I am dying to have a pair of legs like her!

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by leecal
TH, I just notice your new location and it feels warm (may be hot for you?)

:o

No, just that perfect feeling of warmth entering the long winter months ahead :)

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:52 PM
Daniela has 44 incgh legs that are just :drool:

hey, i noticed that our forum has more threads in it than any other player forum. 57! :bounce:

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by leecal
Well, I don't know exactly how tall Daniela is but I am dying to have a pair of legs like her!

She's 5'11"

I'd love to be that tall, and waif thin no less! :eek:

Legs, well, it'd be a double edged sword: you'd look great, but men might think more of your legs than your game. Hm . . .

Vera
11-03-2002, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by leecal


Well, I don't know exactly how tall Daniela is but I am dying to have a pair of legs like her!

Dani is about 6 feet. But it's hard to tell bcos she moves really well in court.

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:53 PM
sorry to leave the party but i have to go. will be back later at 10! ;) :wavey:

congrats marat. :bounce:

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:54 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
Daniela has 44 incgh legs that are just :drool:

hey, i noticed that our forum has more threads in it than any other player forum. 57! :bounce:

Thanks for proving my point, Leo :D

LOL, I think it's because we start cheering threads for every tournament :) We're very devoted fans ;)

TennisHack
11-03-2002, 09:55 PM
See you later, Leo :wavey:

Vera
11-03-2002, 09:55 PM
Bye Leo, see ya later!:wavey:

Vera
11-03-2002, 09:55 PM
Well, not literally, cos I can't really see you!

Lee
11-03-2002, 09:55 PM
Thanks! I feel a little better now since I'm not a foot shorter than she.

Leo7
11-03-2002, 09:56 PM
lol. i proved your point beautifully, Hackie. ;) :drool:

okay i'm gone.

Lee
11-03-2002, 09:57 PM
:wavey: Bye Leo :wavey:

I hate to leave the party too but I want to watch the match between Marat & Lleyton.

Bye everybody!:wavey:

Vera
11-03-2002, 10:01 PM
Bye Lee.

Vera
11-03-2002, 10:02 PM
I have a TMC related question. Is Tim going to Shanghai as a alternate? Or did he decline that bcos he has to rest or sth?

Layla
11-03-2002, 10:04 PM
Bye Leo and Lee! :wavey:

Have fun! :D

Chloe le Bopper
11-03-2002, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by leecal


Hello Becca, I just butt into this forum less than 2 weeks before and really like it. The guys here just call me Lee.

Well hello Lee :wavey:

I used to post in there a lot more - I was one of the pioneers ;) - but lately it is imporrisble to keep up :o