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TennisHack
08-30-2002, 08:31 PM
YES!! He gets it :)

6-2, 5-7, 6-0

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:31 PM
Another one:

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:32 PM
Stats for the 3rd set (much better):

Vera
08-30-2002, 08:34 PM
Woa, talking about serving badly, look at Etlis (too excited to win the 2nd set or what).

Okay, I don't want to be mean, but JC should give him another bagel to call it a day. Us fans are exhausted having to worry about a second round match.

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:36 PM
I totally agree with you Vera. :) More Juanqui:

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 08:43 PM
Ooh, thankies for the netcam pics Layla, we US fans aren't so lucky to get to see him on TV.

This shade of blonde suits him much better (and is closer to Jarkko's, LOL).

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:44 PM
Ok this is ridiculous. Eurosport can't show the 4th set of Juanqui's match because they want to show the entire Roddick freak show, from the beginning. :eek: That's not fair. :(

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Ok this is ridiculous. Eurosport can't show the 4th set of Juanqui's match because they want to show the entire Roddick freak show, from the beginning. :eek: That's not fair. :(

Jerkoffs.

But hey, at least you got to see some of him, no? We went from Guga/Safin to Haas to Davenport to Andy. That's why I'm back, LOL :)

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:48 PM
No I didn't get to see any of him. :sad: I was only watching the scoreboard and the netcam. ;) I got to see some of Davenport which is great but Roddick's match will put me to sleep. Besides, the crowd is singing and chanting his name. :rolleyes:

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 08:49 PM
LOL. Today is Roddick's birthday, so I'm not totally surprised.

Juan Carlos just broke in the fourth set :)

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:51 PM
And he held too. :) 4-2.

I forgot about Roddick's birthday. Ok then.

Vera
08-30-2002, 08:52 PM
I'm just peeking at the TV, maybe they will show Juanqui's match point in between Roddick's changeover. Though I hate to have to watch any of those Andy Roddick match. Also hoping they will show Grosjean and Clement fighting their battle out there, well I can only hope.

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:54 PM
I would love to see Grosjean and Clement. So many good looking matches and we have to see Roddick lol. Grosjean's matches are so up and down. I hope he wins. Come on Grosjean darling. :kiss:

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 08:55 PM
I'm actually not sure if they have a TV camera on Court 11, I was thinking about that earlier.

It's a disgrace that a Top Ten seeded player has to play out in the boonies, but what can you do. I wonder if Cliff & Pat had a say in who went were :rolleyes: ;)

Layla
08-30-2002, 08:57 PM
Grrrrr. Ferrero was broken. :( It's the second set all over again. Please tell me I'm wrong and he'll finish it off in 4 sets.

Vera
08-30-2002, 08:57 PM
Damn, Etlis broke back. C'mon now Juanqui.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 08:57 PM
ARGH!! No! :(

Vera
08-30-2002, 08:59 PM
No, this is not happening.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 09:01 PM
All right everyone, all right. Let's calm down. Good vibes, we need good vibes here.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 09:02 PM
Juan Carlos is up 40-15, for 5-all. This set isn't over yet.

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:02 PM
Come on Juanqui! I know you can do this. :) You're the greatest. :kiss:

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 09:02 PM
And we're level.

A few deep breaths, it's all good :)

Vera
08-30-2002, 09:04 PM
breakpoint for JC, C'mon baby

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:04 PM
Hey, he just broke Etlis. :D The sun's come out.

Vera
08-30-2002, 09:05 PM
Ya, he got it. Just please hold to serve it out.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 09:05 PM
Sorry for being a broken record, but I just can't get over this change in hair color. Maybe he got caught out in the acid rain or something. The Russian reporter said he did it 3 days before his match, right? That's less than a week ago. How did it go from bright yellow to a normal color, and why did he do it in the first place?!?!

Besides to freak me & Layla out, of course :)

Juan Carlos, you always keep us guessing :kiss:

BREAK BACK!! YES!!!!!

Vera
08-30-2002, 09:07 PM
S**T, he's down 3 breakpoints.

Vera
08-30-2002, 09:08 PM
Now he's even. Okay, I'm about to have a heart attack.

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:09 PM
Same here! Come on my love. :kiss:

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:12 PM
HE WON!!! HE WON!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I LOVE YOU JUANQUI!!!!!! :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 09:13 PM
Beautiful!!

6-2, 5-7, 6-0, 7-5

Vera
08-30-2002, 09:13 PM
Thank God!!!!
I need to lie down.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 09:14 PM
Do we have anymore netcam pictures, especially of his victory? Huh huh huh???? :D

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:15 PM
Match statistics:

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:16 PM
Killer look. He means business ;)

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:17 PM
Post match glory:

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:18 PM
Signing autographs

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 09:18 PM
Even though his first serve was off, that winners/unforced errors column is really telling.

Ferrero 55/38
Etlis 39/48

Well, I'm off to dinner.

I'm so HAPPY though!!!!!!!!!!!

:wavey: all

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:19 PM
:wavey:

Bon apetite. ;)

I'm INCREDIBLY happy. :D And relieved. ;)

Sorry no pics of his victorious smile. The netcam didn't catch it. :(

Vera
08-30-2002, 09:26 PM
Thanks for all those pictures.

What a relief. It's only the 2nd set. I'm hoping he won't face Gonzalez the next round. Or he'll just really have to keep his level the whole match.

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:30 PM
I'm much more confident now that he won the second round. :) But you're right, Gonzalez is a dangerous opponent. But so is Ferrero! :D

Vera
08-30-2002, 09:35 PM
Very true.
His record past the 2nd round is great this year. I'm sure he's aware of that and probaby gain a lot of confident after the 2nd round. I can't wait to see the next one. Hopefully, it's in a court where there's TV setup. Better yet, if they show it. Having Gonzalez as a opponent certainly helped. He's the guy who just beat Roddick.

I have a theory about his hair. Maybe he is getting it to throw off Arthurs, afterall Arthurs' the giant killer, that deserves some respect. I think now they have those temporary dye, would that be the case?

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:36 PM
I'll just break open the champagne now. http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/champ.gif

Cheers! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/wine.gif

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:39 PM
I've never heard of temporary dye. You mean something you wash off? It takes several washings and I don't think you can achieve such a flourescent color. I think he had to have bleached it, or it wouldn't be so much lighter. But my theory is that he lost a bet or did it on a truth or dare. Something like that. Or just to stir things up.

Vera
08-30-2002, 09:48 PM
What a treat, I'm watching the frenchmen fighting it out now, Grosjean's hitting some beautiful return of serves but unable to beat Clement. On serve now. I have to sit closer to the TV. I'll be right back.

Layla
08-30-2002, 09:54 PM
Oh noooooooo. Sebastien lost. :sad:

Well, they can't all win I guess... Poor Seb. :(

Vera
08-30-2002, 09:58 PM
Ouch. He lost. I mean Grosjean. Man, I hate this year's draw, all those nice players facing each other so early. 3 of my fav's down. Just a couple remains. Though just need one to win to make me happy. Go Juanqui!

Yet, I heard of those temp dye, it's like you can undo it. I'm not sure how it works but you don't have to wear it out or dye over, just undo. But with that fluoresent color, I'm not sure. A dare could be a good reason. If he just want a change, he should at least keep it til the Open's over. Now, can someone interview him and ask him about that?

Layla
08-30-2002, 10:07 PM
Amen to that! We want an interview!!! I want to know what's going on with him.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Sorry no pics of his victorious smile. The netcam didn't catch it. :(

:( at the netcam. But that's okay, hopefully his next match will be televised so we can see it for ourselves!!

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by Layla
I've never heard of temporary dye. You mean something you wash off? It takes several washings and I don't think you can achieve such a flourescent color. I think he had to have bleached it, or it wouldn't be so much lighter. But my theory is that he lost a bet or did it on a truth or dare. Something like that. Or just to stir things up.

Personally, I think he did it just to freak us out. You know, keep the fans on their toes sort of thing :)

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Amen to that! We want an interview!!! I want to know what's going on with him.

And stop putting him on Court 11, dammit!! He's a top ten player, after all!!

Layla
08-30-2002, 10:46 PM
lol I'm sure he did it just to freak YOU out TH. I'm telling you, someone told him about our story and he checked it out. And he loved it so much he had to pay tribute to it. ;) :D

Layla
08-30-2002, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


And stop putting him on Court 11, dammit!! He's a top ten player, after all!!

Pssst. Just in case Juan Carlos is reading this, let's not bring this subject up again. We don't want him to give another angry press conference about it, do we. ;)

Of course you're absolutely right and I think that outburst at the press conference just goes to show that he knows what we know and it's bothering him a lot more than he usually shows.

Vera
08-30-2002, 10:53 PM
Originally posted by Layla
lol I'm sure he did it just to freak YOU out TH. I'm telling you, someone told him about our story and he checked it out. And he loved it so much he had to pay tribute to it. ;) :D

If that's the case, I like to thank you for this. It surely give us something fun to talk about for the past few days.

Vera
08-30-2002, 10:53 PM
Originally posted by Layla


Pssst. Just in case Juan Carlos is reading this, let's not bring this subject up again. We don't want him to give another angry press conference about it, do we. ;)

Of course you're absolutely right and I think that outburst at the press conference just goes to show that he knows what we know and it's bothering him a lot more than he usually shows.

And may I ask, what angry press conference? I'm confused. :confused: :confused: :confused:

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Layla
lol I'm sure he did it just to freak YOU out TH. I'm telling you, someone told him about our story and he checked it out. And he loved it so much he had to pay tribute to it. ;) :D

LMAO, well, he DID freak me out. I was literally sitting here, like "Oh my God!! No fucking way!!" for hours.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 10:57 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Pssst. Just in case Juan Carlos is reading this, let's not bring this subject up again. We don't want him to give another angry press conference about it, do we. ;)

Of course you're absolutely right and I think that outburst at the press conference just goes to show that he knows what we know and it's bothering him a lot more than he usually shows.

Angry outburst at a press conference? Did I miss something?

Layla
08-30-2002, 10:57 PM
Rome 2002. He had a point but his presentation of it was slightly awkward. He was angry and claimed Spanish players were discriminated against because he was the defending champ and had to play on an outside court that wasn't covered during the rain.

Vera
08-30-2002, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Rome 2002. He had a point but his presentation of it was slightly awkward. He was angry and claimed Spanish players were discriminated against because he was the defending champ and had to play on an outside court that wasn't covered during the rain.

Wow, never seen him angry, never even heard of him angry. What do you mean by awkward?

Layla
08-30-2002, 11:00 PM
There was a huge discussion about it over at the gotennis board. True, it was started up by one very talkative and long-winded guy accusing him of being a wimp and a whiner, but he stirred up quite a debate.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 11:00 PM
A HA! Found it:

TENNIS MASTERS SERIES--ROMA
ROME, ITALY

May 8, 2002

I. LJUBICIC/J.C. Ferrero
7-5, 6-2

An Interview With:

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Juan Carlos, please.

Q. What went wrong today? Was it the rain, the cold air, the balls?

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: The conditions on the courts were heavy. The conditions of the ball were very heavy. The condition of the court was not ideal. I am a little bit fed up that I had to play on that court. I feel that the Spanish are being treated not in the right way, and it's about time some of the Spanish players turned up and said something about the conditions where they're put to play. When Moya was No. 1, he did not get the right treatment when he had to play. Now I'm No. 3 in the world. I did not play on center court. I did not play on Pallacorda. I had to play on a court where the conditions were not good. The other courts were covered, and that court was not covered so it's been receiving a lot of water all day. Again, coming back to the point that the Spanish are not treated the right way, there should be something done about it.

Q. Do you think they gave the center court to Moya because he was playing Hewitt maybe? He's famous like you (smiling).

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: The treatment that the Spanish players are receiving is not the correct treatment, and this has happened for a long time. I don't know if Moya would have played on another court. They can win or they can lose, but the treatment of the Spanish players is definitely not correct.

Leo7
08-30-2002, 11:02 PM
yes, i remember that discussion on gotennis. i thought that as defending champ and one of the top seeds, Juanqui deserved a show court to play on!

Layla
08-30-2002, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by Vera


Wow, never seen him angry, never even heard of him angry. What do you mean by awkward?

Well, I don't know how angry he appeared (I didn't see it I just read it) but he sounded very angry. The press conference was exactly two questions long and that's all he said. Maybe I'm wrong and they just truncated the rest of it (doubt it though, the other transcripts were loooooong), but it looked pretty ridiculous. It didn't even fill half a page on the computer.

That's what I mean by awkward. He said it in anger and didn't prepare his point. I'm sure if he thought about it he would've phrased it differently or maybe just forget about it. But he wasn't taken seriously because he was too angry to make a comprehensive point.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Layla
That's what I mean by awkward. He said it in anger and didn't prepare his point. I'm sure if he thought about it he would've phrased it differently or maybe just forget about it. But he wasn't taken seriously because he was too angry to make a comprehensive point.

Plus, I'm sure if the interview had been conducted in Spanish, he would have been more to the point.

But I'm glad it pisses him off, too. No need to get too passive out there.

Vera
08-30-2002, 11:06 PM
Hmmm. I see. Thx for finding the interview.
I'm sure he's not the only one complaining about this thing. Lots of players complain about what court they were put on. But if he's the defending champ, then I think he had a point.

Though, he needs to block this kind of distraction out. I mean, losing in Rome the first round is a shock, if it's over this court thing.

Layla
08-30-2002, 11:09 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
yes, i remember that discussion on gotennis. i thought that as defending champ and one of the top seeds, Juanqui deserved a show court to play on!

Absolutely. And of course the conditions on that court were much worse than on others. (A few of them were covered) But there was something strange about that complaint. Why would Spanish players be discriminated against in Rome of all places. Italy and Spain are so much alike and it was a clay court tournament. I know they are discriminated against pretty much everywhere else, especially in the States, but Rome? I think it would have been better had he said they were discriminated against in general, not just in Rome and would just quote Rome as an example.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 11:09 PM
Originally posted by Vera
Though, he needs to block this kind of distraction out. I mean, losing in Rome the first round is a shock, if it's over this court thing.

Wasn't Juanqui also injured right around this time? I'm sure that, plus having to sit out a rain delay, and then having to play on a court that wasn't covered (!!) is enough to make anyone go bonkers.

Vera
08-30-2002, 11:09 PM
Then again, he's the clay court king (side-by-side with Guga now). It is a little ridiculous to put Hewitt on the show court, even if he's facing Moya.

Layla
08-30-2002, 11:12 PM
Ooops, reading over the interview I just realised he did say Spanish players were discriminated against for a long time and this was just the tip of the iceberg. Nevermind.

Layla
08-30-2002, 11:15 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Wasn't Juanqui also injured right around this time? I'm sure that, plus having to sit out a rain delay, and then having to play on a court that wasn't covered (!!) is enough to make anyone go bonkers.

Yes, he was injured. And more importantly, he was facing the prospect of dropping from number 2 or 3 in the rankings to somewhere like 9 and then even further down the ladder. After Hamburg he dropped out of top 10 altogether.

And the centre court was not the only court he could've played. There were other ones better than the one he ended up playing at.

I just brought this up because I remember that on that gotennis board, almost everyone was against him, which really upset me at the time. :(

Vera
08-30-2002, 11:19 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Wasn't Juanqui also injured right around this time? I'm sure that, plus having to sit out a rain delay, and then having to play on a court that wasn't covered (!!) is enough to make anyone go bonkers.

However ppl sees it. I think it's a good thing that he vent it out. He need to do it once in awhile. Not to keep everything inside. He seems to be the quiet type so I doubt he'll say anything unless he's really frustrated.

I remembered reading his interviews in RG when he was asked why he's up and down in the match against Agassi. He said if he can be all up all the time (something like that), he would be beating everyone and be number 1 by now. I like that he gets a little edgy sometimes.

Layla
08-30-2002, 11:24 PM
I agree with you Vera. It's not good to keep your feelings bottled up ALL the time. Besides it's a valid issue and should be addressed more seriously.

TennisHack
08-30-2002, 11:28 PM
Originally posted by Vera


However ppl sees it. I think it's a good thing that he vent it out. He need to do it once in awhile. Not to keep everything inside. He seems to be the quiet type so I doubt he'll say anything unless he's really frustrated.

I remembered reading his interviews in RG when he was asked why he's up and down in the match against Agassi. He said if he can be all up all the time (something like that), he would be beating everyone and be number 1 by now. I like that he gets a little edgy sometimes.

Oh, I completely agree with you, hence my "no need to be too passive out there" comment further up. I also like that he gets angry and lets his anger show, because he's always been classified as "the nice one" or "the kid". Well, he's not a child, he's 22 years old, and he has the right to get angry when shit like this happens to him.

Yeesh, perhaps I shouldn't vent as much ;) But just wanted to say I think we got our wires crossed there for a minute.

Vera
08-30-2002, 11:30 PM
I was just assuming that spanishs don't get much respect in the States, or North American. Why would they do that in Europe? That's too bad, I think spain is the number tennis nation right right. They have 3 top 10 players and about 6 in the Top 50.

Layla
08-30-2002, 11:34 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Oh, I completely agree with you, hence my "no need to be too passive out there" comment further up. I also like that he gets angry and lets his anger show, because he's always been classified as "the nice one" or "the kid". Well, he's not a child, he's 22 years old, and he has the right to get angry when shit like this happens to him.

Yeesh, perhaps I shouldn't vent as much ;) But just wanted to say I think we got our wires crossed there for a minute.

No wires crossed. I think we're all in perfect agreement and understanding here. I just wish you'd have been there when he was under attack on that board. ;) I hated the fact that they all thought Ferrero was some sort of a whiner who needed perfect conditions to win.

Vera
08-30-2002, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


Oh, I completely agree with you, hence my "no need to be too passive out there" comment further up. I also like that he gets angry and lets his anger show, because he's always been classified as "the nice one" or "the kid". Well, he's not a child, he's 22 years old, and he has the right to get angry when shit like this happens to him.

Yeesh, perhaps I shouldn't vent as much ;) But just wanted to say I think we got our wires crossed there for a minute.

Ya, he's always described as the choir boy look guy. I think it's cute when he's younger, but he's not that Chavalito anymore. Is it why he kept sporting his goat-T recently, I wonder.

Hey venting is good. I do that.

Layla
08-30-2002, 11:38 PM
Venting is very good. :)

Layla
08-30-2002, 11:52 PM
Good night everyone! :wavey:

Thanks for watching the match with me. It really helped. ;)

Vera
08-30-2002, 11:53 PM
Ya, it's been fun.
Good Nite.:wavey:

Vera
08-31-2002, 04:01 AM
.:)

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 02:55 PM
Morning, all :wavey:

Layla
08-31-2002, 03:02 PM
TH! You're here too! :bounce: :wavey:

Have you seen that latest pic of Juanqui? Of course you have, you saw it yesterday. I've been drooling all over it all morning. Seriously, I just can't stop looking at it. It's mesmerizing. :hearts:

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 03:05 PM
Hey!!

Yes I have seen the latest pictures from the US Open, I was up searching for them for half the night. I put it up on my wall at like 2 am last night :o But that's what happens when I'm online so late, I start posting pictures on my wall. I sometimes wonder if I'm going to wake up in the morning and go, "What the hell was I thinking?!"

I mean, I was thisclose to putting up that picture of Yevgeny and his daughter that's posted in the Russian forum. I'm sure that would have gotten some strange looks.

Layla
08-31-2002, 03:10 PM
LOL! You mean the actual wall or computer wall? Do you have a color printer or something? I wish I had one. My bro does and if I pester him long enough, I'm sure he'll print it out for me. Then I can look at him all day long without ruining my eyes. ;)

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 03:21 PM
On my actual wall :o Yes, I have a color printer. The whole wall thing actually started last year as a joke between my friends at I, but I think I'm the only one who's transplanted it to this year. :o :o

I have lots of good looking boys on my wall, not just tennis players but mostly. And of course Juan Carlos outnumbers them all, LOL. But it's nice, whenever I'm having a bad day or want to think of some more story ideas, to just look up and have beautiful pictures to stare at.

Layla
08-31-2002, 03:30 PM
Mmmmmm. Sounds fantastic. I should do this to my wall. Make my room more cozy. But then you would catch me staring at the wall a little too often. ;)

Leo7
08-31-2002, 04:31 PM
:wavey:

Layla
08-31-2002, 04:43 PM
:wavey: :)

Having a good day? Novak won. :)

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 04:45 PM
Yay for Novak!

Layla
08-31-2002, 04:48 PM
Well, Rios retired but still...

Looks like I will get to see the Hewitt/Blake match after all, but only after Venus is finished with Martina Muller. Then they will show Federer and Malisse. :)

Leo7
08-31-2002, 04:48 PM
YIPEE for Jiri!:bounce:

but are you watching Monica? she had a major meltdown against Cho. she was up 6-1, 5-1 and 2 points away when unforced errors started to flow from her racquet and she lost 6 straight games and the set 7-5!:eek: :( anyway, now she's up 4-2 in the 3rd, i hope she can close it out!

Layla
08-31-2002, 04:51 PM
Yep, I'm watching it. I commented on it on Henman Hill. ;) I'm sure she'll close it out now, but some of her shots are wiiiiild. How do you lose a set from 5-1??? :eek:

Layla
08-31-2002, 04:56 PM
YAAAY!!! Monica won at last! :bounce: Congrats! :)

And Kim Clijsters won after losing the first set 1-6 :eek: Yahooo! :bounce:

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 05:18 PM
YAY for Kimmy!! That was close ::whew::

I'm reading the BB thread at WTAWorld. I'm about halfway through and I'm not so sure I like the characterizaton of our boy. Hmm.

Layla
08-31-2002, 05:42 PM
So sorry. I was on the phone. You don't like Jenn's Juanqui? I do. Well apart from the fact that everyone else seems to think he's boring, but he opens up nicely and his romance with Martina is steamy. Marat and Goran are the best. Just hilarious. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/rotfl.gif

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 05:44 PM
Hehehe, it does have its moments, doesn't it:

Marat chimes; "You go girl" and fakes getting all teary and emotional.

Early in the morning, Marat is called to the diary room and informed by BB that should any more chickens be killed, the guilty party will be evicted from the house immediately. Marat asks "What if one of the chickens is ill, couldn't we put it out of it's misery... and then eat it?". BB gives a firm response "No"

LMAO!!!

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by Layla
So sorry. I was on the phone. You don't like Jenn's Juanqui? I do. Well apart from the fact that everyone else seems to think he's boring, but he opens up nicely and his romance with Martina is steamy. Marat and Goran are the best. Just hilarious. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/rotfl.gif

Perhaps just being influenced by our conversation last night, where we all agreed we like the edgy Juan Carlos. So far in my reading he's been a wimp.

But I agree, his fling with Martina isn't as bad as I originally thought. ;)

Layla
08-31-2002, 05:55 PM
Oh I wouldn't say he was a wimp. But in the beginning, all characterisations were a bit sketchy. The story progressed nicely though, even though Juan Carlos never played a huge role in it. But yes, I like the edgy Juan Carlos. That's why I'm so enamoured with this pic. That killer look just sends shivers up and down my spine. :)

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 06:02 PM
More quotes . . .

Juan Carlos then assists Goran in cutting and sawing various pieces of fabric together to make a jokers outfit.

Awww!

In a burst of inspiration Juan Carlos comes up with the perfect theme song for Martina, Jennifer Lopez's I'm real. He also comes up with Elvis' A little less converation for himself.

Hey, good choice for Juan Carlos. I'm not sure I'd call him a man of few words, though.

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by Layla
I like the edgy Juan Carlos. That's why I'm so enamoured with this pic. That killer look just sends shivers up and down my spine. :)

:D I wholeheartedly agree. I'm starting to get wanderings in our story as well, you need to post some more bits! :)

Layla
08-31-2002, 06:08 PM
Tomorrow. I'll work on it tomorrow. I have to finish the horoscopes I'm writing. :rolleyes: I have a deadline and I just got another text to translate today. They just won't leave me alone. :rolleyes: :D

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 06:12 PM
Predictably Marat and James are almost able to recite the whole Karma Sutra, as they brag of their sexual exploits. This conversation seems to bring them towards a more common ground; they both love women and sex.

:eek: James?! LOL.

*James who brought boxing gloves into the house, gets Justine to don them and use his abs as a punching board. "We can have some fun with this" he says. He tenses and tells Justine to hit him as hard as she can. As she continues to hit him until she goes red in the face, he doesn't even flinch; "That's what you call, abs of steel" he says. Marat, Juan Carlos and Goran are becoming infuriated by his cockiness. Marat decides to teach him a lesson; "You know what. How about you try taking the punches of a real man?". James doesn't shirk the task, challenging; "Go ahead take your best shot". Justine offers Marat the gloves, but Marat discards them. Then throws all his body weight into punching James's stomach. James braces himself but remains unmoved. Marat jumps up and down, having hurt is hand. James smiles at Justine who giggles. Juan Carlos and Goran offer no comfort; "it seems" Goran quips, "that you punch like a little girl" The two burst out laughing. Marat's hand soon recovers, but his giant ego takes a more lasting bruising*

LMAO!!!

Juan Carlos is prepared to take the role of the victim, but the other male roles are in dispute.

:rolleyes:

Layla
08-31-2002, 06:17 PM
WOOOOOOW! Blake won the first set in a tie-break.

What a fantastic match though. The commentators believe that tenniswise this is definitely the best match so far. And it is. :D

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 06:28 PM
A break for breakfast and Marat has returned to pursuing a kissing scene with Justine, even if it is not mentioned anywhere in the script. "Obviously, you will have to wear something appropriate for the bed scene, but don't worry we will be under the covers so nothing will be shown" . . . The bedroom door opened and Juju shouted "I am ready", causing the guys to rush to the door. Goran being the first to enter could not believe his eyes when he saw Juju standing there.... in a pair of workmans overalls!. Marat shouted "What the hell are those?". Juju was confused by Marat's question, but Goran quickly quipped "I think they are known as industrial strength overalls"

LMAO!! Oh God, I'm on the floor over here!!!

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 06:28 PM
Go James!!! Kick Lleyton's ass!!

Even though, you know, I bought him and not you :o

Layla
08-31-2002, 06:32 PM
Well I bought James but not Hewitt cause I thought he was too expensive.

ILR
08-31-2002, 06:34 PM
Then they will show Federer Malisse

Where and when????? :D

Layla
08-31-2002, 06:37 PM
I don't know. When Hewitt and Blake finish their match. I expect not in the next 2 hours at least. ;)

ILR
08-31-2002, 06:41 PM
Ooooh Im so gonna have 2 see that.Hmm :)

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 07:02 PM
Once they have carried the babies inside, the 6 sit around the couch with the new arrivals and begin to thin up names. Goran and Xavier name their girl 'Baby' as it is easy to remember!
Marat and Kim amalgamate their names together to name their boy Markim.
Martina and Juan Carlos go for tradition naming their son Juan Jr.*

LMAO at Goran!! How could he have been kicked out, he's been the best character so far!

Layla
08-31-2002, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


LMAO at Goran!! How could he have been kicked out, he's been the best character so far!

I know. It's ridiculous. There are 12 people who vote for the nominations each week. I guess a lot of them hate Goran cause he was nominated every single week I think. Regardless of how great he was for the story. The general public loves him though (I think). That's why he was never actually voted off. Are you saying he's out now and not Martina? I didn't even check yet. :o

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 07:09 PM
Juan Carlos and Martina bath, change and feed Jr. Goran quips to Marat "My god...they could make a video on how to be the perfect parents". Marat agrees saying "I told you that boy is whipped, whipped, whipped". Xavier joins "yes...never mind double whipped cream, just call him double whipped Juan Carlos?. But Goran is not so quick to dismiss Juan Carlos as a lost cause after the way in which he had reacted yesterday; ?Something else is going on. Him and Martina are getting it on. He?s not stupid, he is getting something in return. Maybe we are the stupid ones after all?.he?s more of a casanova than we took him for?

;) It's always the quiet ones.

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LMAO at Goran!! How could he have been kicked out, he's been the best character so far!

He was evictee #12.

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 07:20 PM
Okay, I only read through until Juan Carlos was kicked out. All in all, not a bad thread. Some of it was :rolleyes:, but most of it was really funny. The babies thing--LMAO!!!

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 07:23 PM
Aww, poor James. He lost the second set and is down in the third.

C'mon, James!!!

Layla
08-31-2002, 07:26 PM
Yes, James is not playing as well as he was in the beginning. :(

So Goran was evicted this week. They probably announced it today. Shit. :(

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 07:28 PM
It leaves Martina and the lovebirds Marat & Kim (I never would have picked them as a couple, but it works in a weird way).

Layla
08-31-2002, 07:31 PM
LMAO it does work somehow. Marat will win then. Or maybe Kimmy, she has a lot of fans.

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 07:40 PM
JAMES!! What's going on out there?

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 07:42 PM
Match Stats: 6-7, 6-3, 6-4 Hewitt leading

First serve %
Hewitt 48% :eek:
Blake 65%

Winners/Unforced Errors
Hewitt 35/22
Blake 42/64 :eek: :eek:

Layla
08-31-2002, 07:43 PM
Too many unforced errors. For a while he looked like the better player out there, but he couldn't quite sustain it. Now let's see if he can play like in the first set and turn this around. The match is still great though and Hewitt is definitely vulnerable.

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 07:50 PM
Mmm, I wanted to watch it but was afraid I couldn't tear myself away when I had to. I'll watch it on tape, I suppose.

Good to know the scoreline is lying, that it's closer than one would think.

Layla
08-31-2002, 07:54 PM
Why would you have to tear yourself away from it?

Well it's not extremely close. Blake has not broken Hewitt once in the entire match. But they keep applauding to each other lol. There are really some fantastic rallies.

Layla
08-31-2002, 07:55 PM
And just when I said that James breaks Hewitt for the first time with some brilliant play. Now he just needs to maintain this.

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 07:55 PM
YAY!! James broke back to even the 4th set at 2. Good work :)

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 07:57 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Why would you have to tear yourself away from it?

Dinner plans. Ya govoryu po-russki ha chac :)

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 07:59 PM
Hmm, Vowel Man serving for his match.

SO GLAD he's not in Juanqui's half of the draw.

Layla
08-31-2002, 08:07 PM
PFFFFFT @ the Vowel Man. As far away from Juanqui as possible is still not far enough. :rolleyes:

So you have a date with a Russian guy or something? :)

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by Layla
PFFFFFT @ the Vowel Man. As far away from Juanqui as possible is still not far enough. :rolleyes:

So you have a date with a Russian guy or something? :)

At least we can say that they won't meet sooner than the finals, and VM has a lot more problems in his half than Juanqui :D

Pfft, I wish! It's a class dinner.

Layla
08-31-2002, 08:16 PM
Wow, Blake broke Hewitt. He'll be serving for the fourth set.

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 08:16 PM
James broke again!!!! 5-3

YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!

Layla
08-31-2002, 08:18 PM
James wins the set!!!! He was on fire in that last game. Spectacular. The crowd was on its feet.

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 08:20 PM
Just looking at Ferrero's draw. In his quarter he has:

Fernando Gonzalez--3RD
either Coria or Clement--4RD
either Sargisan, Schalken, Massu, or Guga--QF

I think he could make a serious run! I think Gonzalez is the toughest match-up until the quarters, where he could face Guga.

This is exciting!!

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 08:22 PM
Set 4 stats:

First serve %
Hewitt 48%
Blake 55%

Winners/Unforced Errors
Hewitt 6/11
Blake 14/11 :eek:

Layla
08-31-2002, 08:24 PM
I think you missed a round. He's playing Gonzo tomorrow in the third round, then Clement in the 4th and so on.

But I agree, Gonzalez is the main obstacle. He can beat him though.

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 08:25 PM
Wow, James has really tightened up his game. I wonder if he thinks he can win this thing now!!

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by Layla
I think you missed a round. He's playing Gonzo tomorrow in the third round, then Clement in the 4th and so on.

But I agree, Gonzalez is the main obstacle. He can beat him though.

LOL, yeah, I'm an idiot who can't read her own draws. I fixed it before your comment, tho :)

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 08:32 PM
Well, I need to get going. Good luck, James, I hope you can pull it out!! It's definitely the match of the tournament either way :)

:wavey: Bye, all! :)

Layla
08-31-2002, 08:43 PM
Bye bye :wavey:

Have a good time. It's a good thing you're gone or you would've seen Hewitt break James. He is about to serve for the match. But yes, the match of the tournament. Tennis at its best. :)

Leo7
08-31-2002, 09:34 PM
:wavey: TH! too bad James lost!:(

Leo7
08-31-2002, 09:37 PM
i'm worried about Fernando Gonzalez in the 3rd round. after his inredible run at Cincy i think he could give Juanqui a REAL test, he hits the ball SO hard. and i really love his one-handed backhand down the line. VAMOS Juanqui!!!!!!!!!

Layla
08-31-2002, 09:42 PM
I'm worried about Gonzalez too. It will be a hard match to watch on the scoreboard, but then I probably won't even be here. I'm going out tomorrow night. :(

Leo7
08-31-2002, 10:10 PM
hopefully CBS will show a bit of his match tomorrow, but i doubt it! coverage here in the states is so biased! i'm sick of watching Andre and Andy!:mad:

Layla
08-31-2002, 11:40 PM
Good night TH and Leo! :wavey:

Tomorrow is an important day. Most of my faves are playing. :)

TennisHack
08-31-2002, 11:43 PM
Goodnight, Layla! :wavey: Well, I assume you're the one that's going . . .

Yes, I just saw the news. It's sad :( And I did pick Hewitt to win in 5 :o but I was hoping against hope that James would beat him. It was really close though, so maybe next time . . .

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 12:14 AM
Okay, now THIS is a disgrace: if Gambill can make it to the fourth round, but not Juan Carlos! Jan-Michael destroyed Gaston Gaudio 6-0, 6-2, 6-0 :eek: :eek:

C'mon Juanqui!!!

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 12:22 AM
It doesn't seem quite even, really . . .

Prize Money

SINGLES (Men and Women - 128 Draws)
Winners $900,000
Runners-Up $450,000
Semifinalists $250,000
Quarterfinalists $125,000
Round of 16 $58,000
Third Round $36,500
Second Round $21,000
First Round $11,000

The winner gets almost twice as much as the runner up, and the first-rounders barely get anything at all in comparison. I hate that the US Open spends so much on the winners of the singles titles.

Leo7
09-01-2002, 02:15 AM
the runner-up deserves more prize money than that, i agree.

wow, Gambill really spanked Gaudio bad! i was expected close 5-setter, but Gaston won just 2 games!:eek: :( well now Jan-Michael will lose to the 32-year old in straights!:D am i the only one who REALLY hates Gambill? all he has is a serve, i don't like his 2-handed groundstrokes on both sides, and he never seemed dedicated to tennis. but he is certainly shaking up the draw here in New York...

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 03:36 AM
I can't stand to watch Gambill play, he's sooooooo ritualistic. And the two hands off both sides is annoying to watch as well. I thought Gaudio would also lay the hurt, but apparently not :eek:

But I agree, Agassi'll nip him in the bud ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 03:44 AM
:wavey:

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 03:44 AM
BECCA!!!! :wavey::wavey::wavey:

You must tell us what happened at the US Open--and with the hair!

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 03:48 AM
Oh I'm so sleepy, I'll tell more tomorrow when i'm not all baffled :D

But itr was great - everyone thought his hair was um, shocking :D

My freind just laughed at me when i came out and I said "shut up, I don't want to talk about it" :p

Then it grew on me ;)

Vera
09-01-2002, 04:26 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
the runner-up deserves more prize money than that, i agree.

wow, Gambill really spanked Gaudio bad! i was expected close 5-setter, but Gaston won just 2 games!:eek: :( well now Jan-Michael will lose to the 32-year old in straights!:D am i the only one who REALLY hates Gambill? all he has is a serve, i don't like his 2-handed groundstrokes on both sides, and he never seemed dedicated to tennis. but he is certainly shaking up the draw here in New York...

I just can't believe the score. :eek: :eek: :eek: Gaudio and Moya is making Gambill looks like a genius. I don't like that. Now I hope Andre will give him some bagels.

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:30 AM
I still can't believe that Moya lost :sad:

Layla
09-01-2002, 08:45 AM
Becca is back!!!! :bounce: http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/boldblue.gif

:wavey: :wavey: :wavey:

We missed you. :( Can't wait for all the reports and pics. :D

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/jump3.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/jump3.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/jump3.gif

King Aaron
09-01-2002, 09:23 AM
:)

Nacho
09-01-2002, 01:52 PM
*hoping Alex can beat Andy Rod-ass*

Layla
09-01-2002, 02:00 PM
Oh yeah. That would really make my day! :D

Alex, you simply have to win!!! :bounce:

Nacho
09-01-2002, 02:03 PM
I couldn't really stand a loss to Andy :fiery: :fiery:

I would be so pissed off :mad:

Layla
09-01-2002, 02:08 PM
Let's not even think about that option. That would be the worst tragedy of the USO. Even worse than Moya going out to Gambill. *shudder*

Nacho
09-01-2002, 02:27 PM
Yes, but we have to be realistic. Andy has more chances to win this match :(

Layla
09-01-2002, 02:30 PM
No don't say that. :( Andy's not going to win, he's not going to win. :mad: If I chant this long enough it'll come true. ;)

Nacho
09-01-2002, 02:37 PM
The match is scheduled to start right after a doubles match. But unfortunately it seems that today it's raining too :fiery:

Layla
09-01-2002, 02:38 PM
It's raining? Oh no. :sad: Please no. All my faves are playing today (almost).

Nacho
09-01-2002, 02:46 PM
That's what I have just read in wtaworld. The people there is rather pessimistic

Leo7
09-01-2002, 02:51 PM
it's not raining here...i don't think. but it's very cloudy and rain might fall today!:sad:

GOOOOOOOOOOOO ALEX! you can't lose to Andy at the Open for 2 years in a row. get your sweet revenge!

Layla
09-01-2002, 02:56 PM
Aaaw, I just saw Alex and Juanqui practicing together on Eurosport. :hearts: They asked Alex for some predictions and he picked Sampras, but wasn't too sure, Enqvist and of course himself. Then he said this was funny because all his predictions will turn out to be wrong and then people will think hey even the tennis players can't predict the winners. LMAO. :)

Layla
09-01-2002, 02:58 PM
Ouch, it is raining. :sad: But the commentator is saying it doesn't look too bad, so fingers crossed. They will now show the replay of Kimmy's match, which isn't too bad. :)

Leo7
09-01-2002, 03:03 PM
yup, it's raining!:sad:

Layla! you're so lucky that you get to watch Kimmy C! i haven't seen her play once this tournament!:sad:

Leo7
09-01-2002, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Aaaw, I just saw Alex and Juanqui practicing together on Eurosport. :hearts: They asked Alex for some predictions and he picked Sampras, but wasn't too sure, Enqvist and of course himself. Then he said this was funny because all his predictions will turn out to be wrong and then people will think hey even the tennis players can't predict the winners. LMAO. :)

ALEX! why does he think Thomas Enqvist will win? of course Tommy will kick his ass! i hope Corretja is wrong about that prediction! :)

Layla
09-01-2002, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by Leo7


ALEX! why does he think Thomas Enqvist will win? of course Tommy will kick his ass! i hope Corretja is wrong about that prediction! :)

Probably because of his shoulder. I don't know. :(

Well, they haven't shown any of Kimmy's matches on Eurosport either and they wouldn't have shown this one it it wasn't raining.

Would you believe that people are writing to Eurosport and accusing them of being racist for not showing Williams' matches. The commentator was in total disbelief. He said they were so short there wasn't much point in showing them. I mean who would want to see their early round matches anyway. Snooze. :rolleyes:

But I thought this shit only happens in America, not in Europe. I guess diehard Williams fans are the same everywhere, same arguments. :p Of course Eurosport can't show all the matches. If they show Safin/Kiefer match for instance, it lasted 4 1/2 hours. Unfortunately whatever is going on in the meantime will not be aired. How hard is that to understand? But no, must be racism. And that regardless of the fact that Eurosport shows wta matches all the time during the year and only rarely shows atp. Grrrrrr. :mad:

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 04:22 PM
Would you believe that people are writing to Eurosport and accusing them of being racist for not showing Williams' matches.

I will never understand why people waste their time using the 'racist' label on things that aren't even racist :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Of all the things in the world that ARE racist, why not focus on that - as opposed to being such freaking idiots :rolleyes:

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 04:23 PM
I hope Alex beats Andy too :D Or at least does better than last year *vomit* Last year was painful :fiery:

But Andy is the favourite for that match, for sure.

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 04:24 PM
I wish I could see Alex and Juan Carlos practicing on tv :sad:

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 04:41 PM
I posted the weather report in the US Open forum, it's not looking too good. There's a huge rainstorm headed right for the island :(

Which sucks ass, because I was looking forward to finally being able to see Juan Carlos on TV!! He's scheduled to play on the Grandstand court, and there's no one "bigger" scheduled during his time.

Layla
09-01-2002, 04:41 PM
Hi Rebecca! :wavey:

They only showed their practice session for a few seconds, but enough to get my heart going. :)

Have you come to give us your report? :D

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 04:55 PM
Well what would you like to know? :D

Static
09-01-2002, 04:56 PM
Oooo I have been waiting for this report for a while :bounce:

Layla
09-01-2002, 04:58 PM
Eeeeeeeeeeevryting. ;) Did you have a good time. Did you see his second match with normal hair. Did his freakish hair look better in person than on the telly. Did you have problems with security? See any players in person? Taken great pics? Your favorite matches/moments...

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 05:07 PM
Bad news, weather has suspended play indefinitely.

Though I wonder what will happen if no one plays today, how that will affect the schedule. :confused:

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:07 PM
Well I'll tell you the matches I saw, then tell details of stuff

I only went the first two days though :sad: :D

Day One:

I wanted to see Anna, so I sat through Norman and Costa, then Kafelnikov and Sanguinetti (sp?) - all that for an awful match :( Anna played like crap, and Widjaja kicked her butt :sigh:

Costa-NOrman just about put me to sleep :p Good lord it was terrible!!!! I even wrote in my note book "for the love of god, make it stop!!!" :D

After those matches, we wandered around to see the premisis :p Then we saw some of Serena-Corina, and Agassi-Ginepri.

Then we left, we were tired :(


Day Two

At various points we saw Daniela, the Williams sisters, Dokic, Lindsay, and Danilidou (as she was leaving), on the practice courts.

I yelled at my freind "wait, I want to get a pic of Venus before we leave" and people laughed at me :D I guess I was loud :D

There was an autograph session with Justine Henin at 2pm at the Sanex booth, so we went there around quarter too, and I got my hat signed. She seemed freindly :)

The first match we saw was Mark P and Schalken - good match untill Mark got hurt :sad: I don't even want to talk about that :sad: I was so bummed - my freind didn't get what the big deal was either... I tried to explain that if he has one more surgery he's done likely, but meh. It looks like he won't need that thank god.

Then we saw Hingis-Irvin, which turned out to be a match ;) Hingis should have won in two I thought, but she dipped a bit. She's still not close to where she was though. She wasn't playing those great angles or thinking her way through points as much, just banging from the baseline :confused:

Then Monica was up next, i'm sorry i don't remember her opponent - G---- something? I couldnt' pronounce it, that is why I forget it.

After that we watched some of Guga's warmup, then went to the grandstand where i sat for half an hour before Ferrero's match.

I was about a foot beside his change over chair, and two rows back :D

Yum yum - rr.. I mean, good match.

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:08 PM
Stupid rain :fiery:

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:10 PM
Oh yes, and his hair...

Picture don't quite catch how uneven it was lol - really blotchy.

It was worse in person lol.

He and Arthurs came out, and I could see them in the distance. They both had the same outfit so i couldnt' see which was which at that point (they were not qutie out yet) - and it looked like he either had cut off his beautiful messy hair, or fell into bleach - i wasn't sure which was worse :D

Then he came out, and i saw it was the latter :P

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:11 PM
I can't post pics, because they aren't developed yet :p

But when they are developed and i figure out where the hell i can scan them, i will scan These, and Torontos!

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 05:13 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca

After that we watched some of Guga's warmup, then went to the grandstand where i sat for half an hour before Ferrero's match.

I was about a foot beside his change over chair, and two rows back :D

Yum yum - rr.. I mean, good match.

:D We are all very jealous. Did you hear anything about why he dyed his hair? No one in the American media thought it worthy of reporting :rolleyes: ;)

Layla watched the match on TV, and said he was very animated on court. Could you tell a difference from his normal style of play?

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:16 PM
He was pretty pumped up, but he was mroe animated when i saw him in Toronto as well. Aside from against Koubek, who he was listless against.

He got pissy with the ump at one point, dropped his racquet, put his hands on his hips and just glared at him :D Man, does he ever have an awesome leer ;)

Then he went up to the ump and yipped at him for a minute or so :D

I was so proud :hearts: ;)

He did a little jump and pumped his fists when he had won, and was smiley etc :p He was mroe smiley after winning against Thomas in Toronto, but i have a feeling that was more relief ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:17 PM
I have no idea why he dyed his hair.

My guess was that he lost a bet.

Layla
09-01-2002, 05:22 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca

I wanted to see Anna, so I sat through Norman and Costa, then Kafelnikov and Sanguinetti (sp?) - all that for an awful match :( Anna played like crap, and Widjaja kicked her butt :sigh:


Oh, you had to see that match live, you poor thing. It was truly awful. Poor Anna was booed off the court. I really felt sorry for her. And just when she was making sort of a comeback.

Static
09-01-2002, 05:23 PM
Wow you saw Sanguinetti/Kafelnikov ? was that a good match or Kafelnikov didn't want to/couldn't close it out?

Layla
09-01-2002, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Oh yes, and his hair...

Picture don't quite catch how uneven it was lol - really blotchy.

It was worse in person lol.

He and Arthurs came out, and I could see them in the distance. They both had the same outfit so i couldnt' see which was which at that point (they were not qutie out yet) - and it looked like he either had cut off his beautiful messy hair, or fell into bleach - i wasn't sure which was worse :D

Then he came out, and i saw it was the latter :P

OMG, that bad? :eek: I didn't notice it was uneven. He probably did it himself lol. :D How on earth did he get rid of it? :confused:

Losing a bet was also my guess.

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:24 PM
Anna getting boo-ed off court upset me :sad: the guys behind us thought that she had tanked.

It annoys me that people will come to gawk at her, then boo her cause she had a bad day. SOme stupid kid came up to us and said "I'm sorry, but she sucks" after the match (we still haven't figured out who he was talking about), and that was annoying :fiery: She doesn't suck, she just had a bad day :sigh:

Some day...

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:26 PM
Wow you saw Sanguinetti/Kafelnikov ? was that a good match or Kafelnikov didn't want to/couldn't close it out?

It was decent, but Kafelnikov really shouldn't have lost a set. He wasn't his best, but he wasn't terrible either.

Its a shame he got waxed by hrbaty.

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:27 PM
And yes Layla, it really was that bad. It was patchy - it reminded me of when i had my hair stripped.

I had too much red in it, so they had to strip the colour out to get rid of it.

It was bright yellowy, and gross lol

But the rest of him was good :lick:

Static
09-01-2002, 05:28 PM
*sigh* I guess Kafelnikov just cares about Davis cup and his retirment now :(

Layla
09-01-2002, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Anna getting boo-ed off court upset me :sad: the guys behind us thought that she had tanked.

It annoys me that people will come to gawk at her, then boo her cause she had a bad day. SOme stupid kid came up to us and said "I'm sorry, but she sucks" after the match (we still haven't figured out who he was talking about), and that was annoying :fiery: She doesn't suck, she just had a bad day :sigh:

Some day...

Absolutely agree with you. It was horrible. They probably only booed her because they realised they wouldn't be able to leer at her anymore. ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:29 PM
I would have sat in the front row behind his chair, but that was taken by a number of girls about my age :p

I pointed out to my freind "see, i'm not the only one with good taste" :angel:

She doesn't like him that much :p

The chick diagonal from me had some problems though ;) Well not really, she was just SOO into it. She snapped twice as many pics as me, and was yelling loud, and jumping up near the end and doing this pointing thing.

I admired her spirit ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:29 PM
Ana - as long as he gets his Davis Cup :) He isn't motivated for anything else right now I guess :sad:

I just hope he gets it :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:30 PM
Layla, I don't think I'll ever see Anna live again.

Layla
09-01-2002, 05:31 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
He got pissy with the ump at one point, dropped his racquet, put his hands on his hips and just glared at him :D Man, does he ever have an awesome leer ;)

Then he went up to the ump and yipped at him for a minute or so :D

I was so proud :hearts: ;)

Way to go Juan Carlos! :bounce:

But why does he go suddenly listless for some matches??? :confused:

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
I would have sat in the front row behind his chair, but that was taken by a number of girls about my age :p

I pointed out to my freind "see, i'm not the only one with good taste" :angel:

She doesn't like him that much :p

The chick diagonal from me had some problems though ;) Well not really, she was just SOO into it. She snapped twice as many pics as me, and was yelling loud, and jumping up near the end and doing this pointing thing.

I admired her spirit ;)

LMAO!! That's bordering on embarrassing, fighting spirit or not :)

Glad to know you had a good time, I'll look for you (and her) on my tapes :D

As for Anna . . . pfffffft. The crowd was mean, but she's been known to get uppity herself, so I don't really have sympathy either way.

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Ana - as long as he gets his Davis Cup :) He isn't motivated for anything else right now I guess :sad:

I just hope he gets it

I would really like to see him play live before he retires, but that's looking like an ever slimmer chance as the year goes on :(

I really want Russia to take the Cup this year, so Jenya doesn't go out like Rafter did :sad:

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:50 PM
But why does he go suddenly listless for some matches???

Maybe he had cramps ;) But sreiously, I think it is just hard to keep up that level of concentration all the time :) He is getting MUCH better for sure though.

Glad to know you had a good time, I'll look for you (and her) on my tapes

Well I posted a pic of wtaworld, that might help :p I was wearing a dark blue tank, with yellow stripes - and had my mouth partly open the whole match :D

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:51 PM
I'm glad I saw Kafelnikov play live before he retires, but I'm sorry it was when he wasn't really all that interested :sigh:

But I know he'll get it on for Davis Cup :)

Leo7
09-01-2002, 05:52 PM
:wavey: Rebecca! you're back! :eek: :)

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 05:56 PM
For sure - did you go to the Open Leo?

Static
09-01-2002, 05:58 PM
Yeah Zhenya will put everything together for Davis Cup, hopefully he'll take the Moscow Open too :D

Leo7
09-01-2002, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
For sure - did you go to the Open Leo?

yeah, i got to see Ferrero vs. Arthurs on the Grandstand. were you at that match? i also saw Cappy, Patty, Andy, Guga, and Mary Pierce :hearts: !

Chloe le Bopper
09-01-2002, 06:09 PM
Yeah Leo I was at the Ferrero match on the grandstand.

I was sitting right behind his change over chair, in a cluster of young females :p

Dissident
09-01-2002, 06:50 PM
Originally posted by Static
Yeah Zhenya will put everything together for Davis Cup, hopefully he'll take the Moscow Open too :D

What are you talking about?? Moscow is always his, even before it starts... :p
Werent he thinking about buying the whole tournament, so luck it brings to him? :D

And dont worry, the carpet always brings the best out of him.

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 07:25 PM
Originally posted by hitman
What are you talking about?? Moscow is always his, even before it starts... :p
Werent he thinking about buying the whole tournament, so luck it brings to him? :D

And dont worry, the carpet always brings the best out of him.

Yes, I thought I'd heard that he wants to buy the tournament when he retires. So he'd still be connected to the tennis world, player or not.

And even if he retires from singles, I can't think that'd he stop playing completely--as in, he'll show up for doubes :)

Layla
09-01-2002, 10:35 PM
Hey guys! :wavey:

Is anyone here? Juanqui is playing right now.

VAMOS JUANQUI!!!

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 10:36 PM
Juanqui is playing, Juanqui is playing!! :) :) :) He's on Court 7, on serve 2-1 in the first.

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 10:36 PM
:wavey: Layla!! I'm very excited. :)

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 10:37 PM
Daniela is also crushing Justine Henin, 6-1, 1-0 with a break in the second.

Layla
09-01-2002, 10:39 PM
I'm so mad. There's no netcam on court 7. :sad: I want to see him. Let me see him damn it. :fiery:

I'm excited too as you can see. ;)

I'm watching Haas/Enqvist on TV btw.

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 10:40 PM
Dani is broken back, 1-all now. She's serving pretty great, tho :)

No one has picked Juan Carlos to win this match. I hope that's only good vibes :)

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 10:40 PM
Well, that probably means he won't be on my tape, either. Damn the rain, he was scheduled to play on Grandstand today! :mad:

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 10:42 PM
I just can't believe the stats from Guga's match!! He's only serving at 23% first serves in and he's up 4-1, about to break again. Truly amazing.

Layla
09-01-2002, 10:48 PM
Looks like it started to rain again. :sad: I'm gonna have to go to bed soon, but I don't wanna. Rusedski and Haas will be serving for the match, but on Juanqui's court, play is suspended. :confused:

Leo7
09-01-2002, 10:51 PM
:wavey: Layla! how was the concert?

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 10:51 PM
On the scoreboard, his match is still going. 3-all in the first.

Dani & Guga's matches have been suspended. Hmm . . .

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 10:52 PM
Jeez, now Guga has resumed and the Clement/Coria match has started on court six.

Weird.

Leo7
09-01-2002, 10:53 PM
Justine :sad:

Layla
09-01-2002, 10:54 PM
Yeah, it's continuing now.

The concert was brilliant Leo! I already raved about it on Henman Hill. I'm really glad I went. :D

Leo7
09-01-2002, 10:54 PM
Pete just broke back! he's serving at 5-4! :)

Mirnyi/Bhupathi is winning 5-0! :) GO MAX!

Layla
09-01-2002, 10:55 PM
Aaargh, Rusedski was serving for the first set at 5-3 but couldn't do it. :( It's raining now, Tommy's match has been suspended.

Leo7
09-01-2002, 10:55 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Yeah, it's continuing now.

The concert was brilliant Leo! I already raved about it on Henman Hill. I'm really glad I went. :D

see, aren't you glad you got out of the house for a bit! ;)

Ferrero is serving at 3-3 DEUCE!

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 10:56 PM
LOL, I have 3 windows open already, and I don't want to leave each of the forums. Guess I'll wait for Juanqui's match to finish before I read your rave review :)

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 10:56 PM
SHIT!! Now everyone is suspended.

Leo7
09-01-2002, 10:57 PM
Haas won the first set 6-4!:)

Layla
09-01-2002, 11:01 PM
Ooooh I don't like the way Juanqui's match stopped. 40-40 on his serve is very dangerous because it's not easy to serve right after a rain delay. How can I go to bed now, I'll worry myself sick. :(

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:01 PM
The tennis gods are toying with us. One completed match, ten delayed for rain.

I figured the remnants of that storm would catch up with them.

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:02 PM
Yes, Layla, stay up and worry with the rest of us.

I'm scared, this is not good :(

Layla
09-01-2002, 11:04 PM
You're scared too? I thought I was the only one. If Juanqui could just pull through this match. Pretty please. :)

Layla
09-01-2002, 11:07 PM
About the concert. This band Firewater is incredible. It's an alternative rock band but they base thier songs on traditional dance rhythms such as waltz or rhumba. They have a violinist and a whacko keyboard player who likes the sound of hapsicord (I'm not sure that's the right word). But basically they're just wailing. And they have a charismatic singer/guitar player. I really had a lot of fun. :D

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:08 PM
Are you kidding me? In matches like this I practically have stress attacks every set. The two haven't played professionally but Gonzo has whipped Ferrero on clay, in juniors. He's the one who took the 98 RG juniors crown from Ferrero.

But perhaps I shouldn't have mentioned that.

Layla
09-01-2002, 11:12 PM
It's ok, I already read it in the other thread. I read everything. :o

But this isn't the juniors anymore. :D Ferrero can definitely win this one.

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:14 PM
Weather Forecast (http://www.weather.com/weather/local/USNY1000?x=0&GO=GO&whatprefs=&y=0)

Play may resume again tonight, but there's another rainstorm headed right for NY. It may resume after that as well, but I would hope the tournament officials wouldn't push it.

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:14 PM
I agree, but we all know how rain delays rattle him. Not cool, not cool at all.

Layla
09-01-2002, 11:21 PM
Yes they do, don't they. I have this theory (another one :o ) that that RG final might have been different had it not rained for half an hour after the first few games. Because I remember he started really well, very aggressive and after the rain delay well...

But I really believe his mental outlook has changed recently, so maybe it won't bother him this time. I almost hope this match continues tomorrow, than I'll be able to follow it. It's 1:30 am here.

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:24 PM
To take our minds off the rain . . .

Pre-Match Analysis: Corretja vs Roddick (http://www.usopen.org/news/prematch/index.html)

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Yes they do, don't they. I have this theory (another one :o ) that that RG final might have been different had it not rained for half an hour after the first few games. Because I remember he started really well, very aggressive and after the rain delay well...

But I really believe his mental outlook has changed recently, so maybe it won't bother him this time. I almost hope this match continues tomorrow, than I'll be able to follow it. It's 1:30 am here.

I absolutely agree that the rain was the straw that broke the camel's back during the RG final. It rained in nearly all of his matches, I think the frustration just built . . .

I hope that he's over that hump, and not angry that he got put on an outside court after being scheduled for a show court. No news about the rain delay just yet, but there are 3 more potential hours of play . . . .

Layla
09-01-2002, 11:33 PM
Awesome Andy LMAO http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/rotfl.gif I didn't know he has a 10-1 record against the Spanish players. :eek: No wonder I hate him so much. Well, hate is such a strong word, usually reserved for Younes ;) j/k. Dislike then.

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:35 PM
That pre-match analysis, by the way, is complete crap, but I thought we'd all get a kick out of it anyway. :)

Layla
09-01-2002, 11:37 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack


I absolutely agree that the rain was the straw that broke the camel's back during the RG final. It rained in nearly all of his matches, I think the frustration just built . . .

I hope that he's over that hump, and not angry that he got put on an outside court after being scheduled for a show court. No news about the rain delay just yet, but there are 3 more potential hours of play . . . .

On a lighter note, he came out firing in Monte Carlo after the rain delay during his match against Grosjean. He won the final set to love and he was in serious trouble before.

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:38 PM
I don't think Andy & Juanqui have squared off, have they?

And who is the one he lost to? He's great and should be lauded :D

Layla
09-01-2002, 11:38 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
That pre-match analysis, by the way, is complete crap, but I thought we'd all get a kick out of it anyway. :)

Oh I know. I laughed so hard I nearly choked. LMAO. :D

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by Layla
On a lighter note, he came out firing in Monte Carlo after the rain delay during his match against Grosjean. He won the final set to love and he was in serious trouble before.

Oh, yes, Monte Carlo was a wonderful week, for so many reasons :) We must keep this match in our thoughts, then, and send him good vibes!

LOL.

Layla
09-01-2002, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I don't think Andy & Juanqui have squared off, have they?

And who is the one he lost to? He's great and should be lauded :D

LMAO It was Costa. He beat him in the first round of the US Open 2000. Would you believe that? :eek:

I don't know if Costa should be lauded though. Hmmm.

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:43 PM
Perhaps I should make some tea to calm my nerves. All this waiting is driving me batty.

Would you like some, Layla? You could scare up one of those awesome smilies for us :D