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Layla
08-25-2002, 08:36 PM
Where is everyone? I feel lonely in here. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/frown_2.gif

Vera, thank you for the pic of the kitten. It is sooooo adorable. Unfortunately I didn't see it before I went to sleep. Needless to say, I didn't sleep at all well last night. ;)

Yeah, I liked Addicted to Love. It was a different type of romantic comedy, quite a refreshing view of human obsessions, which are especially strong when it comes to love and relationships.

And speaking of Dying Young (and Campbell Scott), I really loved Singles. It was funny and romantic and it had the greatest music... Cameron Crowe is one of my fave directors. Almost famous doesn't really count as a romantic movie, but it could. It blew me away and made me cry, but then I often cry watching movies. And another one of my faves, although it concerns teenagers not adults, is by the same director. It's called Say Anything and stars John Cusack and Ione Skye. A very warm, funny and touching movie about coming of age.

Another movie I left out was City of Angels. The original German movie called Wings of Desire is hands down my favorite movie of all times. The remake is of course completely different, but it never pretends to reach the heights of the original. It's a movie in its own right. Nicolas Cage is so angelic in that movie and Meg Ryan at her cutest is the perfect reason to become mortal.

Vera
08-25-2002, 10:58 PM
Hey, I'm here. Glad you like the kitten. It is really sweet looking, isn't it.

Can I post a JC pic here? Is it against the rule? Just that it's equally sweet :angel:

Vera
08-25-2002, 10:59 PM
This is the pic.

Layla
08-25-2002, 11:05 PM
Hi :wavey:

You just caught me logging off and going to sleep, which will be a much more pleasant experience than yesterday, I'm sure.

I believe the rule states you cannot post a pic here without drooling all over it and that kind of takes care of itself, don't you think? Let me do the drooling bit:

OMG, THIS PIC IS TO DIE FOR! JUANQUI AT HIS MOST ADORABLE! :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

It's true. I've never seen this pic before, but I love to see him smile. He doesn't do that nearly often enough.

Good night. Thanks for the sweet dreams. ;)

Vera
08-25-2002, 11:14 PM
I watched English Patient last night, for the nth times. I love this movie, it makes me sad every time I watched. The love is so intense, I think. And it's such a beautiful movie. The other one I like "The End of an Affair". Okay, another Fiennes movies, can you not love him? But "The End of An Affair" also has a very interesting plot. City of Angel is so sad but so lovely at the same time. I guess I like love story to be more than just plain and simple. Cos love and life is never simple, so my fav are mostly end sadly but then the love described are usually quite intense and eternal.

Though I also like some lighthearted one like: Four Weddings and a Funeral, My best friend's wedding and "The Very thought of you". The latter is called something else in England, starring, well, Joe Fiennes. He is way too adorable.

By the way, is it okay to chat about movie in this thread? Is it the rule that we can talk about anything as long as it's not about tennis and JC? I just want to make sure I'm not violating any rules. :)

Vera
08-25-2002, 11:23 PM
And ya, this JC pic is one of my fav. Cos he looks shy and sweet (though you can't really see his face, but you can feel how sweet he is).

I think he doesn't smile too often because he's too sweet looking when smiling :drool: :drool: :drool: too lethal a smile that is, that doesn't go well with his lethal forehand, and killer backhand.:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Vera
08-25-2002, 11:25 PM
Oh, btw, good night Layla. Dream about JC winning US Open and watch he does that next week.

TennisHack
08-26-2002, 01:34 AM
Aww, I'm sorry Layla!! I didn't mean to leave you alone, and without an installment :sad: But I was looking over my schedule, and it looks like Tuesdays & Thursdays are going to be my really free days, so I'll try to post a lot :)

Vera, this thread is just a joke, no real rules ;) It's a thread to chat, and look--we're chatting :D

TennisHack
08-26-2002, 03:13 AM
Cliff: A warm welcome to Tennis Masters Series Canada, men's semifinal day. Today's featured match: Juan Carlos Ferrero vs Alex Corretja.

PMac: That's right, Cliff. Right on schedule, these two have met in one of the most exciting semifinal battles since the '97 final, where great American Chris Woodruff defeated a red-hot Guga Kuerten.

Cliff: Perhaps just as interesting as the on-court story is the off-court story surrounding these two players.

PMac: Indeed. It all started Wednesday, when Ferrero was fined for not speaking to the press about his wife's erratic behavior. Since then, Layla Ferrero (same horrible picture as before) has been seen watching Alex Corretja's matches, and Ferrero has been seen in the company of another young lady himself.

Cliff: Patrick, how do you think the players will react to each other on court, both knowing it's their personal lives, not their tennis, that is grabbing headlines?

PMac: The Spaniards have never really been showy on court, Cliff, and if anything, I think they will be even scappier today, to show everyone their game is more important than their love lives.

Cliff: Speaking of Spaniards, Patrick, Carlos Moya, not surprisingly, is playing in the other semifinal. He's playing against Jarkko Nieminen, the hot young Finn.

PMac: Amazing, isn't it, Cliff? No Americans left in Canada.

Cliff: Do you think Moya can handle the heavy-handed Finnish player?

PMac: Well, Cliff, Nieminen has posted some really good results this year, defeating Roddick, Sampras, and Agassi on hard courts and clay. He picked up another title on clay this year, in Estoril. He's also one of the few players who can translate his game to grass, making the 4th round of Wimbledon this year--that amazing match where he ousted Lleyton Hewitt after 5 previous losses.

Cliff: Moya has never played Nieminen. Do you think he will get a handle on his game early, or will it take him a set?

PMac: If Moya can get an early break, he should win this match comfortably.

Cliff: Ferrero & Corretja have just walked out on court. We'll return after this break.

Vera
08-26-2002, 04:22 AM
OMG, what's gonna happen next. I guess we'll have to be patiently wait...

Are you sure you'll free on Tues? Schedule comes out and JC is playing on Tuesday! You think they'll have mercy, showing him on TV, maybe just a shot or 2. I'll be happy just to see his face.

King Aaron
08-26-2002, 08:45 AM
i don't think so..:( they might not

ILR
08-26-2002, 11:54 AM
Hi Layla!:wavey:

Im back!lol.I ended up staying an extra night at my aunties!:D
How r u anyway?

Layla
08-26-2002, 11:58 AM
Yes, don't worry about the rules Vera, it was just a joke. You can talk about whatever you want, including tennis and JC. :)

There's a movie called The Very Thought of You starring Joe Feinnes? :eek: I've never heard of it. Is it a new one or quite old?

I loved Four Weddings and a Funeral but to me, the romance between the main characters didn't work, cause imo Hugh Grant and Andie McDowell weren't a great match. I would prefer to see some other actress in that role. I mean I like Andie, but there was just no chemistry between them. Kristin Scott Thomas' character was perfect for him. I also quite liked Notting Hill.

Layla
08-26-2002, 12:02 PM
Hi ILR! :wavey:

I was wondering why you disappeared. :confused:

I'm fine. Trying to work, as usual :rolleyes: but otherwise I'm excited over the start of the US Open today. 12 hours of tennis on Eurosport every day. :drool: I can't wait to hear what my commentators have to say about the odds of certain players. ;)

Layla
08-26-2002, 12:06 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Aww, I'm sorry Layla!! I didn't mean to leave you alone, and without an installment :sad: But I was looking over my schedule, and it looks like Tuesdays & Thursdays are going to be my really free days, so I'll try to post a lot :)

Vera, this thread is just a joke, no real rules ;) It's a thread to chat, and look--we're chatting :D

It's ok, TH. It's just that I expected loads of people to rush into the forum after the end of the final or something and then hardly anybody was online until it was time for me to go to bed.

Don't worry about the installments. They're supposed to be fun, not an obligation, right? :) I'm still pretty busy myself what with 12 hours of tennis a day in addition to all the work I need to do. ;)

Talk to you later. :wavey:

ILR
08-26-2002, 12:06 PM
Hi yeah I wouldnt disappear for no reason!

Yeah I know its only just under 3 hours till Eurosprt coverage starts!Ooooh Im excited!Good luck 2 all my boys!lol :D

Layla
08-26-2002, 12:13 PM
Do you love the Eurosport commentators as much as I do, or is it just me who is crazy about them. The sound of their voices is like the smell of coffee in the morning. I'm rhapsodizing here but I'm serious. I hate it when I have to watch tennis on other channels (German, Croatian, Austrian or even Slovene). There's just something missing.

ILR
08-26-2002, 12:17 PM
Hmmm I dunno if I love them u know,but I think they're good!They're really good coz usually when I watch any other sport on TV the commentatore speak pure crap!

TennisHack
08-26-2002, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by Layla
I'm fine. Trying to work, as usual :rolleyes: but otherwise I'm excited over the start of the US Open today. 12 hours of tennis on Eurosport every day. :drool: I can't wait to hear what my commentators have to say about the odds of certain players. ;)

12 hours . . . I'm jealous. That's better than the American coverage :eek:

It's ok, TH. It's just that I expected loads of people to rush into the forum after the end of the final or something and then hardly anybody was online until it was time for me to go to bed.

Aww :( I'm just here for a second or two before my first class. But I did want to reinterate that I am jealous, jealous, jealous of your TV coverage (and your commentators).

Layla
08-26-2002, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Aww :( I'm just here for a second or two before my first class. But I did want to reinterate that I am jealous, jealous, jealous of your TV coverage (and your commentators).

Aw, I didn't mean to make you jealous :( I'm just so damn excited. :bounce:

ILR
08-26-2002, 12:28 PM
12 hours?we only get 6!*sigh* well i gotta go eat bbq food!Bye! :wavey:

Layla
08-26-2002, 12:33 PM
What do you mean? We have the same Eurosport. I don't think British Eurosport has different coverage, does it? The day sessions are live from 17:00 (16:00 British time) until the end of the session, plus highlights, so approximately until 2 a.m. (1 for you). Then the replay of the night sessios starts at 14:00 (13:00) and ends in time for the live day session. So that means tennis from 14:00 to 2 a.m.

Anyway, bon apetite! :wavey:

ILR
08-26-2002, 01:12 PM
Maybe sky sports 2 has 6 hours and we have the same eurosport!I dunno shall have 2 check!

Leo7
08-26-2002, 02:25 PM
25 more minutes until the USO starts!:bounce:

Layla
08-26-2002, 02:31 PM
Yippieeee!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

They'll probably show Henin's match first, but that's ok. :D

Layla
08-26-2002, 02:33 PM
Hey Leo, have you finished your book yet? Did it get any better?

Leo7
08-26-2002, 02:35 PM
YIPEE for Justine!:bounce:

after that match, then we'll prolly get to see Lindsay!:) i hope we don't get stuck watching Albert Frucking Costa :fiery:! although, it's been a while since i've seen Norman play, i hope he wins!

Layla
08-26-2002, 02:37 PM
I hope Norman wins too. Hey, he probably will. :D ;)

Leo7
08-26-2002, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hey Leo, have you finished your book yet? Did it get any better?

i haven't finished it yet, but i'm getting close! less than a hundred pages left! the book has gotten slightly better, finally some interesting conflict!:)

Leo7
08-26-2002, 02:39 PM
12 more minutes!:bounce:

Leo7
08-26-2002, 02:41 PM
where is ILR?! i want to give her a kiss!:) :kiss:

Layla
08-26-2002, 02:43 PM
What are you asking me for. :rolleyes: She's your girlfriend. :p

Leo7
08-26-2002, 02:47 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

5 more minutes!

Leo7
08-26-2002, 02:47 PM
wherever you are ILR, here is a special kiss just for you!:kiss:

Leo7
08-26-2002, 02:49 PM
:wavey: Layla! got to go, it's impossible for me to be on the computer and watch tv at the same time!lol!

the USO is 2 minutes away!:bounce:

Layla
08-26-2002, 02:53 PM
Bye Leo! :wavey:

Enjoy the first day of the USO! :D

Too bad they won't be showing Lindsay's match on Eurosport. They opted for Costa/Norman instead. :(

ILR
08-26-2002, 03:04 PM
Hi guys! :wavey: Awww thats so sweet Leo!Im here now!Are u here?Kisses anyway!:kiss: :kiss:

Layla
08-26-2002, 03:09 PM
:wavey: ILR!

Sorry, I'm the only one here. My TV and computer are in the same room so I can watch TV and chat on the atpworld. :D

ILR
08-26-2002, 03:12 PM
Yep same here!hi!Its ok theres no need 2 b sorry ;)
Which match are u watching?

Layla
08-26-2002, 03:19 PM
Henin vs. Reeves, you?

Women's first round matches aren't as interesting as men's. Too bad the only men's singles match scheduled to be shown on Eurosport so far is Costa/Norman. I can't imagine that will be particularly exciting either. :rolleyes:

ILR
08-26-2002, 03:21 PM
Yeah I cant get the Henin match!:(
Im kinda flicking between Norman v Costa and Chang v Clevet whilst typing on here! :)

Layla
08-26-2002, 03:23 PM
Which channel are you watching then? :confused:

Have you notice that Pavel already leads Levy by 6-1 in the first set? That was fast. Everybody else is still playing the first games of the 1st set. :eek:

ILR
08-26-2002, 03:25 PM
Chang v Clevet is on Sky sports 2 over here. :D
Wow thats good going huh!Mmmm cant wait 2 c my boys (;)) in action soon!Which channel has the Henin match on?

Layla
08-26-2002, 03:27 PM
Eurosport. Roger is playing today isn't he? :) Good luck to him. Hope he can turn his luck around.

Most of my faves will be on tomorrow. :(

ILR
08-26-2002, 03:31 PM
Yeah he is.I hope I can get that match! :D He seems really low on confidence and it makes me really sad 2 see him so sad :(.Awww I hope he does well. :D

Nacho
08-26-2002, 03:45 PM
*hoping Marrero can take 2nd set against Myskina*

ILR
08-26-2002, 03:53 PM
Hey Layla,u still here? :D

Vera
08-26-2002, 05:00 PM
Hi everyone. Lindsey's on and she appears to be in total control, so I thought I come in to say hi. If Monica doesn't win this USO, I hope Lindsey will.


Originally posted by Layla
Yes, don't worry about the rules Vera, it was just a joke. You can talk about whatever you want, including tennis and JC. :)

There's a movie called The Very Thought of You starring Joe Feinnes? :eek: I've never heard of it. Is it a new one or quite old?

I loved Four Weddings and a Funeral but to me, the romance between the main characters didn't work, cause imo Hugh Grant and Andie McDowell weren't a great match. I would prefer to see some other actress in that role. I mean I like Andie, but there was just no chemistry between them. Kristin Scott Thomas' character was perfect for him. I also quite liked Notting Hill.

Hi Layla, "Very thoughts of you" is called "Martha, meet Frank, Daniel and Lawrence in England. I tumbled into this movie only because it's by Joe. But he's extremely charming there so Joe's fan should go rent it. I think this movie is before Shakespeare.

Oh, I just read a thread by Becca which talks about rules in this board and started wondering. Wasn't too worry though. I love chatting with all of you so it's great that there's a place to do this.

Hey, you guys in Europe are lucky, you can choose coverages from different countries? That's lots of choice, we here in N. American are usually stuck with Pat and Cliff. Though USA's coverage is quite good so far, at least no P&C.

Well, got to get back to the TV, hopefully can see Roger next. He need to do well in NY, it's tough to see him losing like that. :( So best of luck to Roger. Of course, best of luck to JC, hopes he wins this tourney. :bounce:

ILR
08-26-2002, 05:03 PM
Hi Vera what channel is Rogi on?I need 2 know plz!

ps.where is everyone? :confused:

Leo7
08-26-2002, 05:17 PM
hey ILR!:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Lindsay wins! 6-2, 6-1!:bounce: 1 match down, 6 more to go!;)

Leo7
08-26-2002, 05:21 PM
hey ILR!:wavey: where'd ya go? i see you added more hearts and more bouncing smilies to your sig!;)

Layla
08-26-2002, 05:39 PM
Hi ILR, Vera and Leo!

My server was down again. It's been really erratic lately. I just got it back, but I don't know for how long, so now I have to check all the scores. But yes, I'm still here. If any of you is ever bored, I organized a picnic on Henman Hill too. But I doubt that's right up your alley. :p You're all welcome though. :D

So Lindsay won! Yoohaay!!! :bounce:

It's so frustrating not being able to follow the scores. :mad:

Layla
08-26-2002, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by Vera

Hi Layla, "Very thoughts of you" is called "Martha, meet Frank, Daniel and Lawrence in England. I tumbled into this movie only because it's by Joe. But he's extremely charming there so Joe's fan should go rent it. I think this movie is before Shakespeare.

Oh, I just read a thread by Becca which talks about rules in this board and started wondering. Wasn't too worry though. I love chatting with all of you so it's great that there's a place to do this.

Hey, you guys in Europe are lucky, you can choose coverages from different countries? That's lots of choice, we here in N. American are usually stuck with Pat and Cliff. Though USA's coverage is quite good so far, at least no P&C.

Well, got to get back to the TV, hopefully can see Roger next. He need to do well in NY, it's tough to see him losing like that. :( So best of luck to Roger. Of course, best of luck to JC, hopes he wins this tourney. :bounce:

Oh that's the title. I just taped it a few days ago but haven't seen it yet. Can't wait. :drool:

We're not that lucky in Europe. The coverage of the slams is great, but there is no coverage of the Masters, which is extremely frustrating and the rest of the tourneys are few and far between. *sigh* At the moment, I'm happy though. :D

Leo7
08-26-2002, 05:55 PM
:wavey: Layla ! welcome back!

so is there tons of food on Henman Hill? maybe i'll stop by for a bite... :D

Vera
08-26-2002, 06:27 PM
Hi ILR, sorry, no luck on seeing Roger. USA is busily showing back and forth between Blake, Morrison and Chang. Though John Mc didn't forget to give Rogi a shot, asking where he's been in the past few months, certainly not been on USA channel so far.

I tried not to dislike Morrison (he does seem to look like a good guy). But can they not mentioned Morrison's Wimbly win over JC already. Okay, that's his only memorable win. I actually felt bad for Morrison, the commentators kept saying "his outstanding Wimbly this year". He only got into the 3rd round. Is Morrison really that bad that he already overachieved in Wimbly? George Bastl is a genius, he beat the King of grass in Wimbly, shouldn't he be a saint?

Vera
08-26-2002, 06:31 PM
Oops, sorry, can't stop whinning, can I!!

Hi guys, any good food left in the picnic? Talking about food, I should get lunch.

Blake lost the first set. Chang won the match, and Morrison's down a set.

ILR
08-26-2002, 06:31 PM
Hi Im here!I was hopimg 2 catch Rogis match but no.Its not televised,so Im kinda sad and need cheering up! ;)

Layla
08-26-2002, 06:33 PM
Poor Morrison. He seems like such a nice guy, all smiles, but he shouldn't have beaten Juanqui. :mad:

And you can whine all you want Vera! I do that on a regular basis. It's healthy. ;)

Leo7
08-26-2002, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Hi ILR, sorry, no luck on seeing Roger. USA is busily showing back and forth between Blake, Morrison and Chang. Though John Mc didn't forget to give Rogi a shot, asking where he's been in the past few months, certainly not been on USA channel so far.

I tried not to dislike Morrison (he does seem to look like a good guy). But can they not mentioned Morrison's Wimbly win over JC already. Okay, that's his only memorable win. I actually felt bad for Morrison, the commentators kept saying "his outstanding Wimbly this year". He only got into the 3rd round. Is Morrison really that bad that he already overachieved in Wimbly? George Bastl is a genius, he beat the King of grass in Wimbly, shouldn't he be a saint?

i know, they're acting like his 3rd round result at Wimby was such a huge thing! :rolleyes:

Vera
08-26-2002, 06:35 PM
Hey ILR, cheer up, Roger's leading.

Johnny is giving Rogi shots, but deep down, I think he likes Rogi and hope him do well. We all do. Go Roger Go!!!

Leo7
08-26-2002, 06:37 PM
hey ILR! i'll cheer you up with a kiss or two, or three!:D :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

and don't worry, you'll see Roger on tv when he reaches the later rounds!;)

ILR
08-26-2002, 06:37 PM
I know yeah! 6-1 6-3 4-6 0-1 at the mo.Hi guys! :wavey: U all OK?

Nina
08-26-2002, 06:39 PM
Our Russian commentator was saying that she was walking around the US Open grounds, saw Juan Carlos and was shocked that he dyed his hair . Did I miss something or he just did it recently? :confused:

Layla
08-26-2002, 06:40 PM
Yay! Juanqui died his hair! I hope it's true. :hearts:

ILR
08-26-2002, 06:40 PM
Hi Leo!Hey thanx I feel a lot better! :kiss: If I cant watch Rogi then the next best thing I can do is come on here,talk 2 my friends and get kissed by Leo! :kiss:

Vera
08-26-2002, 06:40 PM
What color?

ILR
08-26-2002, 06:41 PM
wot colour?lol ;)

ILR
08-26-2002, 06:41 PM
wow!great minds think alike!

Nina
08-26-2002, 06:42 PM
really really light

Vera
08-26-2002, 06:43 PM
I mean, did he dye his color red? Why is it shocking?
He always dye to keep his blond, or highlight, did he?

Leo7
08-26-2002, 06:43 PM
i can't wait to see his new hair tomorrow! i hope USA shows his match against Arthurs, it's gonna be a good one!

another kiss for my girl :kiss: ! (sorry, i'm obsessed :o)

Vera
08-26-2002, 06:44 PM
Okay, got it.

Vera
08-26-2002, 06:44 PM
Hope he looks great. I like his hair in Wimbly, with that highlight.

ILR
08-26-2002, 06:46 PM
awww thats so sweet!:kiss:

I dont think Eurosprt show good matches!(sorry Im a bit miffed!)

Leo7
08-26-2002, 07:03 PM
hey, Roger Federer is on USA right now!:bounce: let's watch him play!

Vera
08-26-2002, 07:05 PM
Ya, like his green and black outfit. Go Roger.

ILR
08-26-2002, 07:05 PM
oooo dont rub it in please! :( hmm Layla's gone!

Vera
08-26-2002, 07:14 PM
Ya, he won!!! Roger is thru to 2nd.

If that makes you feel better. They have him on TV for about One Minute total. He looks great though. I really want him to do well him. A Federer Ferrero Final would be great, as long as JC wins.:D

Vera
08-26-2002, 07:44 PM
So, back to the hair thing. The Russian reporter is commenting on Juanqui's hair, interesting. That gets me thinking, how popular Juanqui is in Europe? We all know that he is not very well known in N. America. I bet Americans in general only heard about him as the guy Jeff Morrison beat in Wimbly. So just curious, is he well known in Europe?

ILR
08-26-2002, 07:47 PM
Well put it this way I know who he is!Yeah he is popular over here but most top 20 players are(and Greg)

TennisHack
08-26-2002, 08:00 PM
Originally posted by Nina
Our Russian commentator was saying that she was walking around the US Open grounds, saw Juan Carlos and was shocked that he dyed his hair . Did I miss something or he just did it recently? :confused:

OMG!! :eek::eek: Maybe he's been reading this thread *after all*!!!!

Vera
08-26-2002, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Well put it this way I know who he is!Yeah he is popular over here but most top 20 players are(and Greg)

You mean, Greg the traitor :rolleyes:

Okay, we don't hate him that much. We hardly have a good tennis player around for a century, so who can blame Greg on saying byebye to his home country. Hey, I like his chance here, hope he beat Roddick.

ILR
08-26-2002, 08:11 PM
lol yeah Greg the traitor!I think most ppl on this board hopes he beats Roddick 2 b honest with you....

Layla
08-26-2002, 09:02 PM
I don't think Ferrero is all that popular in Europe either (except in Spain ;) ). Both Eurosport and DSF (German channel) rarely show his matches unless he makes it far into the tournament. I'm willing to bet they won't show his match tomorrow. :(

Layla
08-26-2002, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


OMG!! :eek::eek: Maybe he's been reading this thread *after all*!!!!

I'm sure he's laughing his socks off as we speak. :D

TennisHack
08-26-2002, 11:29 PM
Hey everybody! :wavey:

Just wanted to let you know the story's move from this thread to its own is now complete.

Vera
08-27-2002, 02:57 AM
Thx U 2. I'm becoming Hackie and Layls's number 1 fan. Juanqui with a Jarkko hairdo, could be interesting.

Speaking of Juanqui, his match on Grandstand tomorrow is around the same time as Roddick's at Center Court. Guess our chance of seeing him on TV is *sigh* slim!!:sad: :sad: :sad:
Any chance of Roddick faking an injury and tricking his opponent into losing quickly?

TennisHack
08-27-2002, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Thx U 2. I'm becoming Hackie and Layls's number 1 fan. Juanqui with a Jarkko hairdo, could be interesting.

Speaking of Juanqui, his match on Grandstand tomorrow is around the same time as Roddick's at Center Court. Guess our chance of seeing him on TV is *sigh* slim!!:sad: :sad: :sad:
Any chance of Roddick faking an injury and tricking his opponent into losing quickly?

LOL, thanks. Anything to bring attention to one of my other favorite players :) I've been wondering if maybe I should attach a picture of Jarkko to the story, but then, if it results in more hits at my website to figure out what the hell I'm talking about, then it's all good :D

And DAMMIT! Now the chance of seeing Juanqui play is even less than before. ::sigh:: Ee-jeets. :rolleyes:

Nina
08-27-2002, 02:50 PM
I just saw Juan Carlos on Eurosport (they showed him talking to Sergio Garcia) and his hair is YELLOW. I don't like it

ILR
08-27-2002, 02:52 PM
Yeah I saw it 2 just a minute ago.It looks strange doesnt it?Well at least it shows he's not afraid of new things!

Layla
08-27-2002, 02:55 PM
OMG, I just saw it too! He did completely die his hair like TH suggested. Now I'm sure he's reading our story. Btw, I really don't like it. Hope he changes it soon. But I'll still support him of course. ;)

Nina
08-27-2002, 02:56 PM
Juan Carlos isn't really popular here, well only two players are really well-known here- Kafelnikov and Safin. Our commentator is there and she was just talking about interesting things she saw that day. The thing that impressed her the most was that Kournikova said "Hello" to her when they met face to face :eek: (Anna knows her very well but never bothers usually).

Nina
08-27-2002, 02:58 PM
I'm sure it won't stay, he probably just did it for fun

Layla
08-27-2002, 04:15 PM
Hmmm. He never struck me as someone who would do stuff for fun. Maybe he's trying to change his image. :confused:

Leo7
08-27-2002, 05:34 PM
i want to see him and his new hair!

Layla
08-27-2002, 05:37 PM
He looks so funny. I nearly fell off my chair. Couldn't believe what I saw. Wait till TennisHack hears about this.

Leo7
08-27-2002, 05:43 PM
OMG Mark Phili!:sad: :sad: :sad:

ILR
08-27-2002, 05:44 PM
What about him?

PS.Wheres my kisses? :kiss:

Layla
08-27-2002, 05:50 PM
Yes what about him. :confused: He's still playing. He's 2 sets to 1 up and 2-2 in the fourth.

Leo7
08-27-2002, 05:51 PM
:kiss:

well Mark jumped up for an overhead but fell on his left knee which he has had surgery on 3 frickin times! after seeing the trainer he has gone back out on the court (leading 2 sets to 1 against Schalken) but is now down a break in the 4th.

FIGHT BACK, MARK!;) :bounce:

Leo7
08-27-2002, 06:11 PM
Mark just retired from his match against Schalken!:sad:

GET BETTER SOON!;)

ILR
08-27-2002, 06:13 PM
OH NO!Ooooooo poor Mark,Im really sad now,1 of my boys are out. :( :( :(

Vera
08-27-2002, 06:16 PM
Hi everyone. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

This is a good morning on USA. Safin, Kiefer, Moya... Moya gave me a scare. I'm counting on him to derail the train (A train). Pls don't let me down.

Can't wait to see JC on TV. Hey, with a new hairdo, maybe he will be interesting enough to get some airtime. Based on everyone's comment on his hair, I think it's about time Hackie convinces him to dye his hair back...

John.Charles
08-27-2002, 06:27 PM
I WAS THERE!!!

Leo7
08-27-2002, 06:31 PM
is that you in the pic?

Layla
08-27-2002, 06:38 PM
Alright jcsting! Do you have any more pics? Are you going to watch any matches?

Leo7
08-27-2002, 06:46 PM
too bad Juanqui's match starts so late today... i might not get to see it!:( i'll have to leave early for the US Open, cos i have tickets for the night session!:)

Layla
08-27-2002, 06:47 PM
You can't be sad! You're going to the US Open!!! :bounce:

I won't see his match either. I'll be asleep. :sad:

Layla
08-27-2002, 07:00 PM
Tommy Robredo won in 5 sets!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Layla
08-27-2002, 07:23 PM
Leo!

Just in case you missed my explanation in the Person Above You Game, I'm not mad at you, not at all lol :) . I said you were trying, I didn't say you succeeded. ;)

But you should know what my feeling regarding Barrie Dude are, just so you don't try to match us up again lol. :rolleyes:

Still friends? http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/hug.gif

John.Charles
08-27-2002, 09:40 PM
yup...no..i'm back in TO :(

...i went for a visit and got a chance to go...one day..:o

Layla
08-27-2002, 09:45 PM
What did you see?

John.Charles
08-27-2002, 11:18 PM
!

John.Charles
08-28-2002, 02:16 AM
YEAY HE WON HIS FIRST ROUND MATCH!!!!!! they actually showed parts of it on TV and match point too!!



7-6(4) 7-6(2) 3-6 7-5

Scotso
08-28-2002, 02:36 AM
now come over and let me give you a nice massage Juanqui :drool:

TennisHack
08-28-2002, 03:24 AM
Originally posted by Layla
OMG, I just saw it too! He did completely die his hair like TH suggested. Now I'm sure he's reading our story. Btw, I really don't like it. Hope he changes it soon. But I'll still support him of course. ;)

The possibility that he has found our little hole just makes it all the more nerve-racking to write the next installment.

Though I think you'll see the inspiration when I finally get it posted ;)

FYI, Juanqui, if you see this, that's not Jarkko's hair color :D:o

John.Charles
08-28-2002, 04:04 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack


The possibility that he has found our little hole just makes it all the more nerve-racking to write the next installment.




:D ˇLOL! :D

Leo7
08-28-2002, 04:52 AM
i'm back from the USO! night matches are amazing!:)

Leo7
08-28-2002, 04:57 AM
my report from the Open:

after going through the tight security i rushed over to Court 11 to cheer on my girl Mary. Suarez and Pierce were tied at 3-3 in the 1st set tiebreak. but just when i got over to the court Mary lost 4 straight points and the set!:( i'm such a jinx!lol! i stayed for a few more games to cheer her on. the whole crowd was so supportive of Mary, we all LOVED her!:) but after she went down a break i decided i couldn't watch her lose anymore. i wondered around a few of the smaller courts, watched some of Patty Schynder's match, and then i left for Arthur Ashe Stadium.

the Capriati/Mattek match was a real disappointment. i expected the kid to win AT LEAST one game! Cappy didn't even have to play that well, her opponent was hitting a stream of unforced errors. as usual Jenny's serve was horrible, she double faulted 5 times in the 1st set. but her returns were ON FIRE tonite!WOW! and i noticed Stefano and the entire Capriati gang in the player's box all wearing matching red caps! it was so funny!

after Cappy steamrolled Mattek, i rushed over to the Grandstand to check out Juan Carlos Ferrero, who was up 2 sets to love over Wayne Arthurs. but just as i got there his serve was broken and he dropped the 3rd set 6-3!:( he regrouped and picked up his serve in the 4th set, and was hitting some amazing passing shots! the crowd was mostly pro-Ferrero, but there were some dedicated Wayne Arthurs fans out there cheering him on. and Arthur's serve was smoking tonight, blasting it into the 130's at times. but when the Mosquito clinched the match with a crosscourt passing shot, the crowd went wild and was on their feet! so after taking about another thousand pics of Juanqui, i ran back over to Arthur Ashe Stadium to see Andy Roddick destroy Verkerk of Holland in straight sets.

i got plenty of pics too, hopefully i can download them onto the Net soon.

and Mary looked really cute tonight, i liked her black tennis dress!:)

Leo7
08-28-2002, 05:19 AM
btw, i liked Ferrero's new hair color!:)

John.Charles
08-28-2002, 07:30 AM
get those photos in here soon ok Leo :D

Layla
08-28-2002, 08:14 AM
Leo, are you not talking to me? :( Does that mean we're not friends anymore? :sad: If I've done something to upset you, I'm soooo sorry, I really am. But I hope you just missed my post higher up in the thread. :)

Anyway, I'm glad you had fun at the Open and had a chance to see our beloved Juanqui! I'm so happy for you! :D Thanks for the report and please post your pics soon. I can't wait to see them.

Btw, so sad that Mary lost. :( But I'm sure you didn't jinx her. ;)

ILR
08-28-2002, 11:46 AM
Hey Layla:wavey:

Im back!I dont think Leo has fallen out with you,he'll come crawling back!

Layla
08-28-2002, 11:54 AM
I'm afraid he has. :sad:

Anyway, the replay of Ferrero's match just started on Eurosport. Now I'll have a chance to see his hair in action. :eek:

ILR
08-28-2002, 11:59 AM
Hmm yeah British Eurosport coverage starts at 2pm and on the other channel its Capriati.

Ferrero said he dyed his hair for a change!Its certainly that huh?
Why do u think Leo isnt talking 2 u anymore? :confused:

Layla
08-28-2002, 12:09 PM
Because he thinks I'm mad at him and I probably upset him with that angry post about Barrie. I tried to clear things up and asked him if we were still friends, even offered a hug, and he has not responded. :(

I can't get used to Ferrero's hair, eek.

ILR
08-28-2002, 12:11 PM
lol the hair!Well its certainly got peoples attention! :D

I dont think hes responded because he hasnt been on here yet and Im sure he will soon.Wow he must be thinking,Layla really does like me because shes worried Im not talking 2 her right?

Come on Leo,where r u babe? ;)

Layla
08-28-2002, 12:16 PM
Juanqui is much more talked about now, if that was his intention. ;) Maybe that's why they're showing his match on Eurosport lol.

Leo HAS been here, he posted his report. That's why I'm worried.

ILR
08-28-2002, 12:18 PM
yeah lol maybe!Attention! ;) :rolleyes:

What report where Layla?

ILR
08-28-2002, 12:20 PM
Oh yeah I see it!Well he probably knew that we were sound asleep in bed!

Layla
08-28-2002, 12:26 PM
lol Arthurs look so old. Why do some players look well beyond their acutal age, like Todd Martin.

ILR
08-28-2002, 12:31 PM
Erm I dunno I cant really answer that question!I have a better 1.Why are some players so sexy? :D

Layla
08-28-2002, 12:35 PM
I know. :hearts: It should be illegal. A person might die from drooling you know. :drool: Or maybe that raquet in their hands makes them even sexier. ;)

ILR
08-28-2002, 12:37 PM
illegal?Lol I dont think so! it just makes for even more pleasurable veiwing! :hearts:

dying from drooling?rofl!That would b me knwing my luck! :)

Layla
08-28-2002, 12:46 PM
Ferrero seems to be more confident. Maybe his hair is helping him lol. He just hit a phenomenal passing shot and he couldn't help but smile gleefully, pleased with himself.:D

ILR
08-28-2002, 12:52 PM
Yeah,they reckon hes been using peroxide!It kinda goes well with Black huh?Oh god Andy's on :rolleyes:

Layla
08-28-2002, 12:57 PM
Wow, it's really a whole new Juanqui. He's smiling during the match and he was blowing kisses to the crowd and flirting with the camera. I love it. :hearts: No more Mr. Morose. :bounce:

Leo7
08-28-2002, 02:47 PM
:wavey:

you guys were worried about me? how sweet!:D

Leo7
08-28-2002, 02:54 PM
Layla, i'm not mad at you! really i'm not. here is a kiss just for you! :kiss:

Layla
08-28-2002, 02:57 PM
:wavey:

Oh phew. I thought you weren't talking to me, but I sure am glad I was wrong. :bounce:

Did you get blinded by Juanqui's hair? ;)

Leo7
08-28-2002, 03:06 PM
yes, it was blinding!:D

who is Juanqui's next victim?

Layla
08-28-2002, 03:10 PM
Gaston Etlis from Argentina. I have no idea who he is.

Layla
08-28-2002, 03:13 PM
Did you see how Juanqui was pleased with himself during the match? :D He had this cute self-satisfied smile, almost embarrased to be so obviously pleased. No sign of nerves, even at crucial points. I love the new Juanqui. :hearts:

Leo7
08-28-2002, 03:14 PM
i've never heard of him either.

VAMOS Juanqui!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce:

TennisHack
08-28-2002, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Wow, it's really a whole new Juanqui. He's smiling during the match and he was blowing kisses to the crowd and flirting with the camera. I love it. :hearts: No more Mr. Morose. :bounce:

Well, I guess knowing two girls are fighting over you gives you that extra boost ;)

Seriously, though, I didn't get to see any of his match, and it makes me want to send for my first round tapes from the US Open already!! He was happy and smiling and confident? Oh GOD how could I have missed that?!

Layla
08-28-2002, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Well, I guess knowing two girls are fighting over you gives you that extra boost ;)

Seriously, though, I didn't get to see any of his match, and it makes me want to send for my first round tapes from the US Open already!! He was happy and smiling and confident? Oh GOD how could I have missed that?!

You're right! That must be it. ;)

That's just the impression I got, but I only saw the last set. After some shots he could hardly contain himself. He seemed proud of himself, as he should be, and happy his shots were working. I really think he's changing as a person, or just trying to change his image.

Leo7
08-28-2002, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Well, I guess knowing two girls are fighting over you gives you that extra boost ;)

Seriously, though, I didn't get to see any of his match, and it makes me want to send for my first round tapes from the US Open already!! He was happy and smiling and confident? Oh GOD how could I have missed that?!

yah, he was working the crowd. getting pumped up at the end of the 4th set. it was wonderful!:)

TennisHack
08-28-2002, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Layla
I really think he's changing as a person, or just trying to change his image.

Just as long as he's fundamentally the same, I'll be okay with this newfound pride on the court.

Although I've heard peroxide eats through :o:eek: so let's hope he also didn't go overboard in that.

Layla
08-28-2002, 04:49 PM
Eats through what? The brain? Is that why blondes have such a terrible reputation lol?

TennisHack
08-28-2002, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Eats through what? The brain? Is that why blondes have such a terrible reputation lol?

LOL!! Well, peroxide can make your hair very brittle and if you use too much it's not good for your scalp. So yes, the joke is, it eats through the skull and brain and makes you stupid :D

I don't want him to end up bald :sad: He has such lovely hair.

Layla
08-28-2002, 04:55 PM
Oh no! :sad: Don't even mention that option. :eek: I hope he was smart about it.

Vera
08-28-2002, 05:55 PM
Hi guys.

I just checked the USO site and they didn't interview JC, instead Arthurs' interview was posted. I was hoping to find out what went thru his mind when he decided to dye his hair.

It's kinda crazy hairdo but I like it. I like the new JC that comes out with a new hairdo. I wish I got to see his match. But they only showed the tiebreaks and match point here in USA channel. I noticed though he seems to be more aware of the camera, peeking at it occasionally (but more than usual). And that big smile and kisses at the end. I don't think I've seen him like that before. I think he's obviously trying to do something different, it's a good sign.

Layla
08-28-2002, 06:01 PM
Yey, someone agrees with me! Hi Vera. :wavey:

I mentioned in another post that he was flirting with the camera. I love his new confidence and the general happiness he radiates. If that came as a result of his new hair color, then I love it too.

They interviewed Arthurs but not Ferrero? :rolleyes: Not again. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/jpshakehead.gif

Vera
08-28-2002, 06:24 PM
Hi Layla :wavey:

I also think he dyes his hair to cheer himself up, to make a statement, not to look good. I mean, he's plenty good looking already, especially with his frosty blond highlight in the past. He is definitely trying something different. I don't think he wants more publicity, because he's alway down to earth and low key. Maybe he really is trying to liberate himself from the negative vibes, whatever that would be.

Okay, enough of my psychanalysis of JC. I think it's great, not only that he comes out with a new personality, but also, if the red-hot (or should I say golden-blond) JC can attract more TV coverage of him, the better for us. :drool: :drool: :drool:

Layla
08-28-2002, 06:44 PM
I believe you might be right in your analysis. But I do think he might want more publicity, even though he's down to earth, or rather because of it. He probably knows he needs to boost his TV ratings and media coverage and he seems to relish the sight of fans cheering him on. I remember he thanked them profusely in RG. The only way for him to attract more fans is to become more noticeble.

ILR
08-28-2002, 09:56 PM
Hey where is everyone?

Vera
08-28-2002, 09:56 PM
Well, for us fans in North America, the more known he is the better. Though I still don't think they will show his match too much unless he's in 2nd weeks of USO. I just think they show his match with Arthurs because of the upset potential. That's great, because Arthurs seems extremely frustrated by never been able to beat JC, ever.

He can't even get an interview with his striking new look. What the heck does he have to do to get notice *sigh*. :mad: :mad: :mad:

Vamos Juanqui!!!

Layla
08-28-2002, 10:00 PM
Well Vera, you should check out the thread about Haas' outfit in General Messages. When you see a picture of him and his girlfriend, you'll know. ;)

Vera
08-28-2002, 10:09 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

I'm speechless! I hope he took this pics for his own collection, not for publicity. His pant is so low he might as well not wear it.

OMG, what's going on in the tennis world:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Am I just old-fashioned or what? So JC dyes his hair yellow, hey, it could have been worse.

ILR
08-28-2002, 10:12 PM
His pant is so low he might as well not wear it

sounds like a good idea 2 me! :drool:

Layla
08-28-2002, 10:14 PM
I actually don't think he's wearing any, but that's ok with me. :D

At least it's his girlfriend and not some hired actress (otherwise I would sign up for the audition ;) )

Vera
08-28-2002, 10:14 PM
Okay, maybe Tommy is a well-planning guy. Preparing for a 2nd career!

Vera
08-28-2002, 10:15 PM
Now, I really think I am old-fashioned.

ILR
08-28-2002, 10:16 PM
At least it's his girldriend and not some hired actress(otherwise I'd would sign up for it!:))

LOL!Wouldnt we all!:drool:

Layla
08-28-2002, 10:20 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Now, I really think I am old-fashioned.

No, I wouldn't say that's old-fashioned. You probably believe things like that should be private. And you're right to a certain extent. But if Tommy is willing to show is his sexy side, I have no problem with that. He certainly is bold.

TennisHack
08-28-2002, 10:24 PM
Originally posted by Vera
I noticed though he seems to be more aware of the camera, peeking at it occasionally (but more than usual). And that big smile and kisses at the end. I don't think I've seen him like that before. I think he's obviously trying to do something different, it's a good sign.

:drool: You guys are making me want to see this match!! I hope they show a bit of his second round match tomorrow (if he's playing tomorrow) because I'm planning to go down and watch some more tennis. I haven't really seen anything I've wanted to see, just the Safin & Haas matches so far.

I love it when he looks at the camera, he's so natural at "smoldering", LOL :D

Layla
08-28-2002, 10:25 PM
But those two matches (Safin and Haas) were the best. :)

Vera
08-28-2002, 10:26 PM
Ya, I have certain standard on athletes. I like them to take off their shirts because the athletic body is just pure art form. But beyond that is a little too, errrr!

So I wonder what magazine they are posting for?

BTW, I truely hope JC won't go on that trail. Yellow hair is wild enough for me!

Vera
08-28-2002, 10:30 PM
Safin and Kiefer. I'm proud of them. They turned their supposingly a head-case special match into a gut-case special match. What a treat!!

Hey, how come everyone is going to the Open? I wish I can be there too!!!

TennisHack
08-28-2002, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by Layla
But those two matches (Safin and Haas) were the best. :)

Under normal circumstances, I would agree. But with just a limited time to watch matches, I was a bit pissed that Safin's match took so long because they were denying me Juan Carlos. I want to see him sometime in the next two weeks!!

Vera, I also hope Juan Carlos limits himself to hair dye on this.

Vera
08-28-2002, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


:drool: You guys are making me want to see this match!! I hope they show a bit of his second round match tomorrow (if he's playing tomorrow) because I'm planning to go down and watch some more tennis. I haven't really seen anything I've wanted to see, just the Safin & Haas matches so far.

I love it when he looks at the camera, he's so natural at "smoldering", LOL :D

Seems like they showed the last set in Europe (Eurosports). Now I also wish I get to see that too. He broke Arthurs at the last game. They did show the last point in USA. It happened so quick.

TennisHack
08-28-2002, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Hey, how come everyone is going to the Open? I wish I can be there too!!!

Hey, we're not all going!

TennisHack
08-28-2002, 10:35 PM
I have to say that I'm honestly shocked there are no pictures of this new hair color on the official site, or any site for that matter.

Vera
08-28-2002, 10:36 PM
Ya, I guess not, but I still feel that I'm the only one who didn't get to go.

Layla
08-28-2002, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I have to say that I'm honestly shocked there are no pictures of this new hair color on the official site, or any site for that matter.

I'm with you on this TH. I kept searching for them but zilch. Maybe the hair was so bright it was like taking a photo against the sun or something. ;)

Layla
08-28-2002, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Ya, I guess not, but I still feel that I'm the only one who didn't get to go.

Hey, I didn't get to go either, being on the other side of the ocean and all that. :(

Vera
08-28-2002, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I have to say that I'm honestly shocked there are no pictures of this new hair color on the official site, or any site for that matter.

There's actually one pic in the official site. I'm more mad that there's no interview. I think the Top10 player should all have interview regardless.

TennisHack
08-28-2002, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by Layla
I'm with you on this TH. I kept searching for them but zilch. Maybe the hair was so bright it was like taking a photo against the sun or something. ;)

I thought the official site would eat that stuff up, but alas no, it seems to be the whole to which all biased-to-the-Americans coverage lands :rolleyes:

Vera
08-28-2002, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I thought the official site would eat that stuff up, but alas no, it seems to be the whole to which all biased-to-the-Americans coverage lands :rolleyes:

Ya, what a surprise. Well, to be fair, it is the US Open. Like Mr. Williams said: it's Venus' party and everyone else is not welcomed!!!

Vera
08-28-2002, 10:47 PM
Hey, here's the pic just so you don't have to search for it.
It's captioned: hey blondie.

Vera
08-28-2002, 10:48 PM
Hahaha, the more I like at him. It's just really funny.

Layla
08-28-2002, 11:17 PM
Thanks for posting the pic Vera, although I can't say it's the loveliest pic I've ever seen lol.

Vera
08-28-2002, 11:40 PM
This is one from his official site. A little better. I think it'll take me a little while to get use to the blond.

Vera
08-28-2002, 11:42 PM
Nice contrast in a dark background though. And he looked so tanned with this hair.

Layla
08-28-2002, 11:46 PM
Yes this one is better. The look of triumph on his face probably helps. ;)

Vera
08-29-2002, 12:23 AM
Originally posted by Layla
:D He had this cute self-satisfied smile, almost embarrased to be so obviously pleased. . :hearts:

That is what I really want to see.

I can picture that in my mind. But that would be great if there's a pic to confirm the image. I wonder if Leo's thousands pics of him show any of this lovely face.

Leo7
08-29-2002, 03:10 AM
Originally posted by Vera


That is what I really want to see.

I can picture that in my mind. But that would be great if there's a pic to confirm the image. I wonder if Leo's thousands pics of him show any of this lovely face.

sorry, i really didn't get any good pics of his face. i tried, but he was moving around too fast!:( i'll have to go through some of my pics later...

Vera
08-29-2002, 04:26 AM
Originally posted by Leo7


sorry, i really didn't get any good pics of his face. i tried, but he was moving around too fast!:( i'll have to go through some of my pics later...

No pressure Leo. He's not called Mosquito for no reason.
Are you going to more of those USOpen game?

John.Charles
08-29-2002, 04:39 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Hahaha, the more I like at him. It's just really funny.


very true!!! :D

John.Charles
08-29-2002, 04:48 AM
HE LOOKS SOOO AMERICAN in that pic!

Leo7
08-29-2002, 04:13 PM
Originally posted by Vera


No pressure Leo. He's not called Mosquito for no reason.
Are you going to more of those USOpen game?

i'm going back next Monday for 4th round matches. i have no idea if he will play that day.

TennisHack
08-29-2002, 04:35 PM
:wavey: Hi everyone.

A question: since the story has moved out of this thread, are you guys still reading it?

Layla
08-29-2002, 04:45 PM
Hi TH and Leo! :wavey:

Well, I'm still reading it. ;)

Vera
08-29-2002, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: Hi everyone.

A question: since the story has moved out of this thread, are you guys still reading it?

Yes, yes, yes, pls don't let it stop.

TennisHack
08-29-2002, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi TH and Leo! :wavey:

Well, I'm still reading it. ;)

Hey Layla :wavey:

LOL, I'm still reading it too :)

TennisHack
08-29-2002, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Yes, yes, yes, pls don't let it stop.

Hi Vera! :wavey:

LOL, well if you'd like to comment on it, please feel free to do so in its thread. :)

Vera
08-29-2002, 04:58 PM
Hi TH :wavey:

I just thought the story is really funny, and great fun to read. I mean, we can say all day how much we like JC, but writing a story about him is something. And all those songs.

I started feeling bad for Alex though, afterall, he is a great person in real life.

BTW, I fell down laughing every time I read the commentation session. It's so Pat and Cliff. The best way to take revenge on the enemy is to mock them.:D :D :D

Layla
08-29-2002, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Hi TH :wavey:

I just thought the story is really funny, and great fun to read. I mean, we can say all day how much we like JC, but writing a story about him is something. And all those songs.

I started feeling bad for Alex though, afterall, he is a great person in real life.

BTW, I fell down laughing every time I read the commentation session. It's so Pat and Cliff. The best way to take revenge on the enemy is to mock them.:D :D :D

So true, Vera. TennisHack's mock commentaries are brilliant. http://www.stopstart.btinternet.co.uk/sm/notworthy.gif

If you feel sorry for Alex now, just wait what I have in store for him next, hehehe. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/nogood.gif I know he's a good guy in real life, I'm just trying to change his image a bit. ;)

Vera
08-29-2002, 05:16 PM
Oh, pls don't change him on my account. That's why is fun to read because you never know what's gonna happen. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I'm sure you already thought up your story line so I really don't mean that I will have any influence on the story. So, don't mind me.

What a down day, with no tennis at the moment.:mad: :mad: :mad:

Vera
08-29-2002, 05:17 PM
It's cool to chat with you guys though. It's be tough chatting and watching the same time.

Layla
08-29-2002, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by Vera
It's cool to chat with you guys though. It's be tough chatting and watching the same time.

LOL I know what you mean. But multi-tasking is almost an essential skill these days, so it's always good to practice. ;)

I wish the rain would just desist though. I can't take this tennis vacuum. :(

Oh and I don't have the storyline prepared in advance, except this bit about Alex's next move. I just write what comes to me at the moment. And since it's a duet, the storyline changes with every new installment and we have to adjust accordingly. It's really a lot of fun. But input is appreciated, so don't worry about influencing me. ;)

Vera
08-29-2002, 05:37 PM
Somehow, it's like a childhood dream for me to be a writer, but when I actually try to sit down and write something, there's not much ink in me. But if I do have something to say about the story, I'll speak up.

Ya, too bad about the tennis. My wish is that they will resume play soon because it's great that they scheduled Moya at tonite's TV session and it will be such a shame if his match is delayed.

I'm still mad that in French Open, the whole day TV coverage of the QF is washed away by rain. Hence, I didn't get to see JC playing Agassi at all because they didn't cover it the next day. I was so mad. I heard JC was invincible that match. It would have been a great taped collection.

Layla
08-29-2002, 05:54 PM
The hardest thing about writing is the beginning. Once you get the first few words out of the way, ideas just follow. You shouldn't give up such a wonderful dream. If you dream of being a writer, than you know you got it in you, you just need to open the gate. And I'm not much of a writer. I just like to day-dream. :)

That's too bad about Ferrero/Agassi match. I'm so sorry. It was a classic. I still have it taped somewhere.

Vera
08-29-2002, 06:30 PM
So true. So many time I pick up my pen, just don't know how to begin. But it's okay, I have plenty of time to make this dream come true. Thanks for the encouragement.

So can I ask you a question? How many languages do you speak? I wish I know more, I'm planning to learn French, but then I also want to learn spanish :) I though it's cool that European knows some many languages usually.

Layla
08-29-2002, 06:36 PM
Well, not as many as I would like. I speak Slovene, obviously, Croatian, English and a little bit of French (I took French for 4 years at school but forgot everything :( ) I intend to learn Spanish too. It's such a wonderful language. :) Oh and I understand some German too, just by occasionally watching tennis on German channels. ;)

TennisHack
08-29-2002, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Oh, pls don't change him on my account. That's why is fun to read because you never know what's gonna happen. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I'm sure you already thought up your story line so I really don't mean that I will have any influence on the story. So, don't mind me.

What a down day, with no tennis at the moment.:mad: :mad: :mad:

Thanks for the comments on the commentaries, even though I honestly don't see it. That's a good thing, I guess, because I'm not conscious of what's so drop-down funny so I can't try too hard and ruin it. ;)

And actually, the storyline is not your prototypical storyline, that's what's so great about a tandem story, you never know what you have to work with :) As Layla said, it's half the fun! And reader comments are always appreciated.

TennisHack
08-29-2002, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Somehow, it's like a childhood dream for me to be a writer, but when I actually try to sit down and write something, there's not much ink in me. But if I do have something to say about the story, I'll speak up.

Just wanted to say that I agree with what Layla said, and also: don't be afraid to totally steal someone's writing style when you begin. Goodness knows I did :o When you start writing, getting a feel for how you want the words to sound (sometimes it helps to read it aloud), you depart from the stolen style and find your own.

Layla
08-29-2002, 06:57 PM
That's a great advice TH. :)

I think it stopped raining now. They're drying the courts. Hopefully, we'll get to see some tennis today.

TennisHack
08-29-2002, 07:27 PM
Yeah, right, just as I have to leave for class again :rolleyes::

C'mon, New York. Accomodate to MY schedule!!!! ;)

Layla
08-29-2002, 07:38 PM
TH, why don't you ever join us on Henman Hill? The picnic is great. :D ;)

TennisHack
08-29-2002, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by Layla
TH, why don't you ever join us on Henman Hill? The picnic is great. :D ;)

Because frankly, keeping up here is quite enough work ;)

Seriously, though, I guess I could make an appearance. Since this thread has all but died :(

Layla
08-29-2002, 09:13 PM
It has all but died because we all moved to Henman Hill, but I post in both threads. :D

Vera
08-29-2002, 09:16 PM
Ya. I wonder where's everyone. Seems like it's just been several of us.

Vera
08-29-2002, 09:18 PM
BTW, thanks for the writing tips, you 2. I think it's really helpful to me. So now, maybe I can try to begin a story.

Layla
08-29-2002, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by Vera
BTW, thanks for the writing tips, you 2. I think it's really helpful to me. So now, maybe I can try to begin a story.

Yey, you go girl! :bounce: Post it here, we'd love to read it. :)

Vera
08-29-2002, 09:36 PM
Okay, I'll try.

Vera
08-29-2002, 10:11 PM
:)

TennisHack
08-29-2002, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by Layla
It has all but died because we all moved to Henman Hill, but I post in both threads. :D

I went and cried on Henman Hill, I miss the long conversations :(

Where's hitman been lately? I guess he started back to school, too.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 01:14 AM
My 1,000 post! I belong to the Special Peoples' Club now, too :D

And no one around to share it with :sad:

Vera
08-30-2002, 02:26 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
My 1,000 post! I belong to the Special Peoples' Club now, too :D

And no one around to share it with :sad:

Hi TH, congratulations! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Vera
08-30-2002, 02:28 AM
OMG, Moya lost, how depressing. :sad: :sad: :sad:

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 02:40 AM
What's more depressing is he lost to Jan-Michael Gambill. 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.

I'm not sure he belongs in the TMS Canada final now ;)

Vera
08-30-2002, 02:53 AM
Ya, losing is one thing, losing ugly is another, then losing to Gambill...*sigh*:eek: :eek: :eek:

I'm still having flashbacks of him hitting those brilliant forehand past Juanqui in Cincy. So what the heck just happened. I think someone has secretly hide the real Moya and replaced him with a fake. Must be those Netheads who said they are entirely responsible for Gambill's win. Maybe that could be a twist for the TMS Canada final.

This one is tough to swallow. Now JC and Alex better be good tomorrow, no pressure though...

Leo7
08-30-2002, 02:57 AM
poor Moya, he was really out of it tonight!:sad: but i'm happy to say Albert Costa is OUT!:) Wayne Ferreira came back from 2 sets to love down to win 6-4 in the 5th!

Leo7
08-30-2002, 03:06 AM
Good Night to anyone out there!:wavey:

Vera
08-30-2002, 03:28 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
poor Moya, he was really out of it tonight!:sad: but i'm happy to say Albert Costa is OUT!:) Wayne Ferreira came back from 2 sets to love down to win 6-4 in the 5th!

Is he the public enemy too? Ya, he deserved it for beating Juanqui. I was cheering for Ferreira.

Nite nite.

Layla
08-30-2002, 12:19 PM
Moya :sad: :sad: :sad:

I never ever expected him to lose against GAMBILL of all people. :rolleyes: How could you Moya!!! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/whinging.gif

But thank goodness Costa is out. For a while it looked certain that he was gonna win his match. Phew. :)

Layla
08-30-2002, 12:24 PM
TH :wavey:

Congratulations on joining the Special Peoples' Club! http://216.40.241.68/otn/blobs/0000007.gif How does it feel? ;)

Please don't be sad about my picnic. :( We can still have long conversations, either here or there. We just have to be online at the same time. ;) Group hug?

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 12:28 PM
Morning all :wavey:

It feels . . . like I'm a HUGE dork who spends way too much time online :o . . . but other than that, I feel powerful, hahaha!:D

LOL, the being onling thing is what's going to kill me :( I'm going to be watching the Guga/Safin match this afternoon (I swallowed my angst and decided I'd like to see it), otherwise I'd be on the board from noon my time on.

And believe it or not, Moya has never beaten Gambill. They've played like 4 times now!

Layla
08-30-2002, 12:37 PM
Morning! :wavey:

Here's some coffee for you. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/coffee.gif :)

What do you mean? :confused: Moya defeated Gambill all 3 times they met. I don't believe he lost. I can't believe it. It's incomprehensible. :confused:

Why the angst regarding the Safin/Guga match? Who are you rooting for anyway?

Vera
08-30-2002, 04:08 PM
Hi all! May I join to share my grief? Oh Moya Moya Moya, he's so out of sort last nite. They said the condition is just what he doesn't like. I was so praying for the rain to come to delay it so that he can play in the day time. Oh well.:(

I hope this won't become a big blow for him, his summer is going almost perfect, so pls don't let him be too discouraged.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by Layla
What do you mean? :confused: Moya defeated Gambill all 3 times they met. I don't believe he lost. I can't believe it. It's incomprehensible. :confused:

Oops, you're right :o That's what I get for believing everything on the US Open website :o :o

A thousand apologies, Carlos!


Why the angst regarding the Safin/Guga match? Who are you rooting for anyway?

Well, I now like to watch both of these players play (I've always loved Guga, but Safin is a relatively new watch-for-five-hours player) and I hate to see the match so early in the tournament. Both have tons of points to defend, and someone's going to get screwed in the end. :(

I think I'm going to root for Guga!! Because how could you not?

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 04:50 PM
Henin is finally about to win her match. She's up 7-5, 5-1. Guga & Safin up next! :)

Well, she just won. Thank God.

Unfortunately, Juan Ignacio Chela & Michael Llodra are only in the second set of their match, and it looks like it's going to be a loooooong match. :rolleyes: No Juanqui for me I guess :(

Layla
08-30-2002, 04:50 PM
Well I obviously can, as I'll be cheering for Safin. I love Guga, he's a great guy and terrific player, but he's beaten Juanqui once too often at RG to be one of my fave faves. ;)

Guga is always screwed in the draw. Poor guy, some force must be against him. :(

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Well I obviously can, as I'll be cheering for Safin. I love Guga, he's a great guy and terrific player, but he's beaten Juanqui once too often at RG to be one of my fave faves. ;)

I love Guga even though he has had Juan Carlos's number in the past. Of course I never root against our boy when they play, but he's just too lovable in his other matches to cheer against.

At any rate, Guga and Safin are coming up next on court, so I'm going to go down to watch it. I'll take some notes for you guys!!

Layla
08-30-2002, 06:08 PM
Yes, please do. Your notes will be much appreciated. :)

Enjoy the match!

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:04 PM
Noooooooo!!!! Juanqui was serving for the second set and was broken! Somebody hold me please!!!! This isn't happening. He was 2 breaks up for ****'s sake! :mad: :sad: Come on Juanqui, don't lose this set. :(

I realise that I'm talking to myself but what the hack, I can't keep still.

Vera
08-30-2002, 08:06 PM
Ya Layla, what the hell is going on with him??? Etlis is ranked 212.

Vera
08-30-2002, 08:08 PM
OMG OMG OMG, he lost the 2nd.

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:09 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

He lost the second set. :mad: It's the freaking curse of the second round. :fiery: Get over it Juanqui!!!!!

He had that set in the palm of his hand at 4-1.

Btw, did you notice that he changed his hair back? Maybe that wasn't such a good decision after all.

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:11 PM
The stats for the 2nd set:

Vera
08-30-2002, 08:12 PM
Did he? Well, he wasn't on TV. Hey, I was one of the few who likes it.

Oh please, don't do this to us Juanqui, that's enough heartbreaks for 2 days, first Moya, then Safin. We can't afford to lose you!

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:14 PM
I'm not watching it on TV, I saw it on the netcam.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 08:20 PM
Okay, what the hell? How could he have dyed it back? I saw this in the other thread, in GM.

BTW, my notes are posted in the US Open thread, in the Guga/Safin thread itself.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 08:22 PM
Well, he's up 3-0 in the third, let's not fret.

C'mon, dahling!!

Vera
08-30-2002, 08:22 PM
Oh, thanks for reminding me the netcam. YA, that beautiful frosty blond is back. And he seems to be back on track at the moment, with 2 breaks, just please don't give it right back. His first serve is very off today.

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:27 PM
TH! You're here as well. :bounce: I'm so glad you and Vera are here. I was freaking out. I don't like to go through horrible sets like that one alone.

I know I'm fretting too much, but this is the second round. I began to feel nervous in the morning. :o

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 08:29 PM
And what better way to follow up losing a set than by going up 5-0 and serving for a bagel :D

I still want to know how he didn't completely ruin his hair along the way.

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:30 PM
Yay! He won the third to love. Oh my love, thank you. :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Here's a pic from the netcam:

Vera
08-30-2002, 08:30 PM
Hey, you and me both. The 2nd round jinx been horrifying.

He seems to be waking up by losing the second set. Losing his concentration a bit, there's always dangerous with a lesser known opponent.