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TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:45 PM
Originally posted by Layla
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.

Oh, damn, I was afraid of that. On one hand, Costa is so bad on hard courts it's laughable.

On the other hand, he snatched the RG crown away from Juan Carlos this year. And, Andy went on to win the junior US Open in 2000.

Layla
09-01-2002, 11:46 PM
Sending good vibes to Juan Carlos. :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

Now I really do have to go to sleep. Like I said, I hope they don't continue until tomorrow. But if they do, I hope to find some good news when I wake up, or I'll have to wake you guys in the middle of the night to cheer me up lol.

Night night and sweet dreams :wavey:

Before I go to bed, I'll just sneak another peek at that gorgeous pic of Ferrero. ;)

Layla
09-01-2002, 11:50 PM
I'd love some tea. I actually feel a little cold. Must be the early morning hours.

This is for us, for being such a loyal bunch. http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/icon_super.gif

This is for his majesty, Juan Carlos. http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/bowdown.gif

Leo7
09-01-2002, 11:51 PM
:wavey: good night, Layla darlin! ;)

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:51 PM
LOL. Good night, Layla :wavey:

I'll settle for some tea myself. :)

Good news for all, good news for all . . .

TennisHack
09-01-2002, 11:54 PM
It's still raining, so I'm thinking play might be suspended for the night. Which sucks, but not really.

Leo7
09-01-2002, 11:57 PM
damn, i hate rain!:fiery: they say rain is in tomorrow's forecast also, and i'm going to the Open tomorrow. please NO RAIN!

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 12:00 AM
Right now there is a 70% chance of rain, but it looks like it's mostly going to be tomorrow morning. By evening, for sure, it will be gone.

Tuesday there's only a 10% chance of rain.

Layla
09-02-2002, 12:02 AM
You're going to the US Open tomorrow Leo? Yahoooo for you. :D I'll do my best to drive away the rain then. ;) But only for tomorrow. Let it rain out today.

Ok now I'm really going to bed. http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/dodo6.gif

Leo7
09-02-2002, 12:06 AM
ooh, that's good!

Pat Rafter was just on the Mac phone. he said he was enjoying time off the tour with Lara and his kid. and that he was about to go golfing! :) i love Pat, i hope he comes back...

Leo7
09-02-2002, 12:08 AM
Originally posted by Layla
You're going to the US Open tomorrow Leo? Yahoooo for you. :D I'll do my best to drive away the rain then. ;) But only for tomorrow. Let it rain out today.

Ok now I'm really going to bed. http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/dodo6.gif

okay, you have to do your rain dance for me!;)

good night! sleep tight! don't let the bed bugs bite! ;) :p

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 12:10 AM
From tonight's match:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20020901/capt.1030924635us_open_xnyf140.jpg

Caption: "Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero returns to Chile's Fernando Gonzalez at the U.S. Open tennis tournament Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002 in New York. (AP Photo/Osamu Honda)"

Leo7
09-02-2002, 12:14 AM
VAMOS Juanqui! you can do it!

Layla
09-02-2002, 09:14 AM
Mooooooorning!!! http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/Smilies_klein_1/coffeecup.gif :D

Turns out I was wrong about yesterday. Yesterday was not such an important day after all. TODAY IS!!!! :bounce: May all my faves win today.

Juan Carlos, Alex, Tim, Greg, Tommy, Lindsay, Monica and Kim, if you can hear me, go get them!!! And good luck to Guga, Sjeng, Juju, the Srebotnik and Bryan team, and Mike and Bob.

And btw, :fiery: @ Juanqui's court again. How come Younes and Ferreira end up playing on grandstand but Juanqui is dumped somewhere in the middle of a prairie. I'm so sick of this, I really am. I'm gonna write to all the tournament directors everywhere and give them a piece of my mind. :mad:

But regardless of this unfortunate situation, I have nothing but good vibes for Juanqui. http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/gris bizoo.gif

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

I did have a decent night's sleep but I was shaking so bad when I was trying to switch on my computer and check the scores. Phew. I was so relieved the matches were postponed. Now I can actually follow them live. :D

And last but not least... the rain dance. I will repeat the most successful dance I perfomed a few days ago. It worked instantly. This is for Leo, so he doesn't have to wait in rain at the grounds, while we are comfortably tucked up in our cozy apartments. Not that we're not all jealous of you though, cause we are. ;)

http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/wiggle2.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/roll.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/wiggle2.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/roll.gif http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/wiggle2.gif

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY
LET MY FAVORITE PLAYERS PLAY!!!

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 12:28 PM
Morning, Layla :wavey:

Thankies for the dance, I'm sure it will work ;)

More good news: Pete has fallen to #37 for the moment (I think). That means all of my favorite players, with the exception of Ancic & Gasquet, are ranked above him! :D :D

But, alas, it will be my turn to worry, as the match will (hopefully) have started while I'm in class.

C'mon, Juan Carlos!! Show them you're better than Court 7!!!

Layla
09-02-2002, 12:35 PM
Hi TH! :wavey:

Lol about Pete. But he's not out of the tournament yet, so that might change.

I just read the weather forecast and it's very optimistic. Rain is forecast for every hour of the day until the evening. I hope they're wrong. They obviously haven't seen me do the rain dance. :D

Layla
09-02-2002, 12:39 PM
Oh I have to brag a little bit. :D

I made it to top 5!!!!! (posters that is). Courtesy of Daniel, who is away on holiday, but still. I'm in top 5, right behind the Lleykis. :bounce: I should really join their forest, that's the only way to climb any higher. :p

Leo7
09-02-2002, 01:48 PM
:wavey: TH and Layla! damn rain!:fiery:

hopefully your rain dance will work, Layla! if it stays away i'll get to see Lindsay, Monica, and Juanqui play!:) :bounce:

Leo7
09-02-2002, 01:49 PM
CONGRATS on getting to the Top 5!:bounce:

Leo7
09-02-2002, 01:52 PM
summer is going away! :sad:

Layla
09-02-2002, 01:55 PM
:wavey: Leo!

Bet you're excited about going. :bounce: When do you leave?

Well, we didn't have much of a summer in August here. It was rainy and cold and I spent most of it indoors so I won't even notice when it will be gone. But then again I don't have to go to school like you. :( Hoping for a hot September though. :D

Leo7
09-02-2002, 02:02 PM
we had a very HOT and HUMID August here in Jersey!

i'm leaving soon...we decided too go later cos of the rain!

Layla
09-02-2002, 02:04 PM
But that's the way August is supposed to be. :) I wish ours was hot. Is it still raining? In New York too?

Layla
09-02-2002, 02:07 PM
OMG, Eurosport has gone on a Haas spree. They're showing replays of all his USO matches. :eek: Someone noticed that Eurosport is obssessed with Tommy Haas. I guess he was right. They haven't missed any of his matches yet and there were so many to choose from. AND they're showing him again today. You can almost count on him being picked. I'm not complaining mind you, but I want to see my Juanqui!!!!

Leo7
09-02-2002, 02:14 PM
is Juanqui on a tv court?

there is some light rain now where i live, so i guess it's also raining in New York!:sad: have you ever been to New York?

well i gtg and get ready...we're leaving soon! BYE-BYE! :wavey:

and can you give this :kiss: to ILR for me? thanks darlin!;)

Leo7
09-02-2002, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by Layla
OMG, Eurosport has gone on a Haas spree. They're showing replays of all his USO matches. :eek: Someone noticed that Eurosport is obssessed with Tommy Haas. I guess he was right. They haven't missed any of his matches yet and there were so many to choose from. AND they're showing him again today. You can almost count on him being picked. I'm not complaining mind you, but I want to see my Juanqui!!!!

EVERYBODY LOVES TOMMY! :)

Layla
09-02-2002, 02:26 PM
BYE BYE!!! :wavey:

Have fun at the Open! :bounce:

Errrr, I'm afraid you'll have to kiss ILR yourself. Sorry. :p

Yes, I spent 10 days in New York - best days of my life. I completely fell in love with it :hearts:, head over heels, and I didn't expect to, because big cities are usually not my thing. But Central Park is the heart and soul of NY for me and I loved everything else too. I was staying in Queens, which was excellent. I would give everything in the world to be able to live in NY. The moment I got off the plain I felt right at home there. And I've never seen so many beautiful, truly beautiful (in every respect) people on the streets. I don't need a house on Manhattan (although I wouldn't say no to a view of Central Park), I would be quite happy to settle down in Brooklyn or Queens.

Ok I'll stop drooling now, at least publicly. :drool:

Nacho
09-02-2002, 02:46 PM
ARGH!

:mad: :fiery: :mad: It's raining again :mad: :fiery: :mad:

Layla
09-02-2002, 02:59 PM
I know! :fiery: This is becoming ridiculous. :rolleyes:

Nacho
09-02-2002, 03:08 PM
The US Open should be played in California, because everybody knows that it never rains in Southern California :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Layla
09-02-2002, 03:14 PM
If the US Open was played in California, California would be flooded in a week. :p It's the curse of the slams. :rolleyes:

aura of moya
09-02-2002, 03:37 PM
Thanks for inviting me Layla.
I might have to come into these players threads more often :0

Simon V

Layla
09-02-2002, 03:41 PM
Welcome, welcome!!! We need more fans in here. :D

Yep. They are great. There's also a picnic on Henman Hill that I go to every day (well, I organized it *cough*) and it has almost nothing to do with Henman.

You should also read the story TennisHack and I have been writing for fun, based on karaoke. ;)

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 04:19 PM
Hi, again guys :wavey:

The rain is looking up, never you fear. I posted the weather forecast in the US Open forum.

Layla, I assure that I'd rather watch Tommy Haas's matches than Agassi/Sampras/Roddick's, which is what I'm sure they're showing on US television :rolleyes:

I must say, though, this is what they deserve for being so fucking stupid with the scheduling. They are total morons, and they just removed all doubt from anyone's mind.

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 04:20 PM
Welcome aura of moya! Hahaha about the plug for our story :D It really is funny, though.

Layla
09-02-2002, 04:23 PM
;)

You're back! :bounce:

See, you didn't miss any tennis. :( Now we can worry together. :)

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by Layla
If the US Open was played in California, California would be flooded in a week. :p It's the curse of the slams. :rolleyes:

Indeed, I have noticed that it's rained at almost every slam this year. I think it rained a little at Australia, that was so long ago that I hardly remember! It rained a lot at RG, which I thought was strange, and then hardly at all at Wimbly (compared to what we usually see). And now, at the Open, it has already rained out a whole day of play and is seriously delaying the schedule. Of course, Serena is already through, so guess who has the best shot at winning the ladies' singles crown? :rolleyes:

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by Layla
;)

You're back! :bounce:

See, you didn't miss any tennis. :( Now we can worry together. :)

I'm only back for a few minutes. I still have a class today, and then I'll be back for longer than half hour stretches at a time ;)

I'm pissed that no tennis has been played! :fiery: This is SO my least favorite Slam.

Layla
09-02-2002, 04:30 PM
:rolleyes: @ Serena

Yes, it's quickly becoming my least favorite slam too. :(

Well, enjoy those few minutes and be sure to hurry back. ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 04:31 PM
:fiery: rain :sad:

SOmeone make it stop!

Layla
09-02-2002, 04:34 PM
Well I tried. Maybe I should try a different dance.

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 04:36 PM
We'll both try dances :fiery:

TO make matters worse, Ferrero doesn't play untill after a doubles match :rolleyes:

He might not even play :fiery:

Layla
09-02-2002, 04:37 PM
http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/jump22.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/jump22.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/jump3.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/jump22.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/jump22.gif

Look I brought a rain fairy, show them what you got fluffy! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/prosper.gif

ILR
09-02-2002, 06:03 PM
and can u give this:kiss: to ILR for me?

Aw thinking about me when Im not even here?How sweet. :) :kiss:

Dissident
09-02-2002, 06:27 PM
I HATE RAIN! :fiery:
AND I HATE USOPEN 'SCHEDULERS'!! :fiery: :mad: :fiery:

:p

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 07:20 PM
Aww, not even Becca & Layla's combined rain dance worked :sad:

The US Open schedulers are wankers. They realize this now, it's a good thing.

And I'll say it again, hitman, you're one after my own heart :)

Layla
09-02-2002, 08:10 PM
Hi! I'm back. Is it still raining? :sad:

I can't believe this. I didn't know I sucked at witchcraft so badly. :o Or maybe there are greater forces at work that I'm no match for. :rolleyes:

Ditto Hitman! :fiery:

Vera
09-02-2002, 08:30 PM
Hi Layla, and everyone out there.

I'm bored out of my mind while waiting for the rain to stop in NY. I was pretty happy that it rained out yesterday cos I wasn't able to watch any at the day time. But the timing of the rain in the evening is just aweful, right at the deuce when JC's serving. Since then, I've been thinking hard, is JC a slow starter? does he had any problem getting started in a match? Man, I really hope he comes out firing whenever the play resume. I haven't been able to sleep well the past 2 days worrying for him. Pls do well, Juanqui.

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 08:31 PM
It looks like the rain is almost over. Seriously, I've never seen a land-based storm move so slowly!! Grr :fiery:

Perhaps there will be a few night matches. But I'm not holding my breath.

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 08:41 PM
::sigh:: There are two flood watches/warnings out in Queens County until 5:15 pm (about 20 mins). This is seriously not looking up :(

Layla
09-02-2002, 08:51 PM
Hi Vera! :wavey:

I know how you feel. I'm worried sick.

But again. I don't want him to play at night after two full days of rain and me not being able to cheer him on. This is so depressing. :sad:

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 08:56 PM
Ladies, we can all be worried sick & depressed together, because we all know we aren't going anywhere until we have some sort of word on his match ;)

He has been moved to first match on Court 7. I suppose the reason they won't move him from that court is because that's the court he started on and they don't like to move matches in the middle. But that's giving them a LOT of credit, which I'm not sure they deserve. :mad:

Vera
09-02-2002, 09:00 PM
Seriously though, if tomorrow's gonna be sunny and warmer, I much rather his match to be delayed til then. I don't mind waiting as long as he can play in a favorable condition.

Layla
09-02-2002, 09:01 PM
They surely don't deserve that credit TH. I'm still not over the fact that Younes and Wayne get to play on grandstand but Juanqui never gets a break. Don't they ever dare to complain he is not charismatic enough to be noticed. Put him on a televised court and he freaking will be. :fiery: That court doesn't even have a netcam as opposed to say court 10 or 11. GRRRRRR

Layla
09-02-2002, 09:02 PM
I agree with Vera. I want him to play tomorrow in better conditions not after waiting around for two whole days getting frustrated and bored to death.

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 09:06 PM
I agree with you on all counts, Layla (and Vera). It is supposed to be partly/mostly sunny tomorrow, with no rain.

But since he is first on now, he might not get that luxury :( :mad:

Nacho
09-02-2002, 09:07 PM
Raindrops keep falling on my head...

Layla
09-02-2002, 09:11 PM
Do you really think rain will stop in time for play to resume TH? I'm asking cause you seem to know a lot about meteorology.

Vera
09-02-2002, 09:11 PM
So I thought Court 11 is bad enough:rolleyes:
You know, it makes me sick that everyone is putting him down: picking him to lose, downplaying his game and now putting him in a lesser court. He needs a major boost by kicking the ass of these ppl, he should win the whole thing to make these ppl look stupid. :mad:

Vera
09-02-2002, 09:14 PM
Oh, they are beginning to dry the court now.

Layla
09-02-2002, 09:18 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 10:09 PM
Maybe he will come out firiing :)

Layla
09-02-2002, 10:18 PM
Yes, he'll come out firing from all cylinders. :D But I won't be here to see it. :sad:

Where's TennisHack by the way? :confused:

TH, you said we'd worry together!!!!!

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 10:19 PM
Layla: obviously, play has resumed, and by my estimation, his match should begin any minute now--it's been almost an hour since the rain stopped.

I worried myself; I have a ton of work to do but I know I won't be able to do anything until I follow his match. This is very nervewracking.

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 10:20 PM
SORRY SORRY SORRY! :eek:

I had to find some nourishment (although it wasn't very good :() But I'm back now!!

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 10:22 PM
Okay, not quite yet I see . . .

But Lindsay was down a break. Wow. She has since evened, but still. Wow.

Layla
09-02-2002, 10:25 PM
TH! You're still here. Phew. My scoreboard won't launch. :mad:

GO LINDSAY!!!! :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 10:26 PM
They are still drying armstrong and the grandstand it appears.

So I guess he'll start soon..

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 10:28 PM
I don't use the scoreboard, I just watch the matches in progress page and refresh it about ten billion times :)

The note on the website said play would begin 1/2 hour on Ashe after the rain stopped, and an hour on all outer courts. I wonder what's taking them so long :confused:

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 10:29 PM
Okay, WTF is this? Play is suspended on Armstrong court?

Layla
09-02-2002, 10:32 PM
That's still there from yesterday. it just meand they haven't started yet.

Why don't you use the scoreboard. It tells you everything. :confused:

Layla
09-02-2002, 10:33 PM
Btw, it's working now so I'm cool (well as cool as I can be under the circumstances)

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 10:36 PM
Well, none of the other postponed matches are up on the matches in progress page, so I'm confused :confused:

I don't use the scoreboard because 1) it doesn't like my browser and 2) the info comes a little quicker when you press refresh. Maybe it's just me, tho.

Layla
09-02-2002, 10:39 PM
Well this scoreboard is pretty quick. A lot quicker than the one at Wimby. Plus you get to see all the stats as they change with every point. :)

The other matches haven't started yet. Pete and Greg are warming up.

Layla
09-02-2002, 10:40 PM
Lindsay won the first set 6-3! :bounce: :D

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 10:40 PM
I used the scoreboard during RG, it was a very nervewracking way to follow a match.

But I have since updated my browsers and I'd have to use IE to use the scoreboard, and I've already got quite a few windows open, so . . . I'll just use the cheap way, LOL :)

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 10:41 PM
Plus, I have a ton of work to do, so I can't get too distracted ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 10:42 PM
huh? pfftt :fiery:

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 10:42 PM
Ah, I see they've started the Rusedski/Sampras match now.

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 10:43 PM
yeah they are playing on armstrong, for about ten minutes or so they have...

ugh i wish he'd start soon, i'm anxious :p

Layla
09-02-2002, 10:45 PM
I wouldn't mind that cup of tea now, TH. :)

I'm anxious too. Since he definitely will be playing, he might as well start while I'm still up.

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 10:46 PM
you could maybe catch the first set Layla :)

That is if they get the damn court dry in the next 2 years :rolleyes:

Layla
09-02-2002, 10:47 PM
Why on earth don't they use covers? :confused: :rolleyes:

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 10:49 PM
::makes tea for Layla, Rebecca, and herself::

Court 7 isn't important enough to get a cover :rolleyes: It's not a show court, after all.

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 10:51 PM
And BTW, Layla, just for you, I launched a scoreboard. Will you explain to my professors why I did so badly on my work tomorrow? ;)

Layla
09-02-2002, 10:54 PM
Actually I don't think any court was covered, at least from what I saw on Eurosport.

Thanks for the tea dear. It'll come in handy. Calm our nerves (as if that could happen :rolleyes: :( )

Ok, do you want me to write them a note? :p

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 10:56 PM
*sips her tea and awaits juan Carlos' match*

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 10:59 PM
LOL, that's okay. Perhaps only my history professor would be impressed ("You know someone from Slovenia? I was there once . . .:rolleyes: ).

I'm rather fond of English tea, I hope you two don't mind.

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 11:01 PM
Anyone up for a beer, after the tea?

I don't usually drink these days, but I"m anxious :p

Layla
09-02-2002, 11:02 PM
Oh yes, a beer could do wonders for me right now :D

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 11:03 PM
*hands Layla a cold beer*

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 11:05 PM
No, thanks. Not a big drinker over here.

More courts have started to play, please let him be up soon, if he has to be at all!

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 11:06 PM
Why is it taking so long?

What the heck am i supposed to be doing - packing is too boring, and i'm not in the mood - i want his scores to follow :o

Layla
09-02-2002, 11:07 PM
Me too me too.

Btw, LINDSAY JUST WON!!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 11:08 PM
I'm not a big drinker either, which sucks cause its all my freinds do :rolleyes:

Then when I dont drink people are like "why aren't you drinking".

I have finally resorted to being rude back and saying "because not everyone needs to drink to feel good about themsevles"

I can be mean, but they shouldn't bother me aobut it

Layla
09-02-2002, 11:11 PM
You're absolutely right Rebecca, forcing people to drink is stupid.

I'm not at all a big drinker. I don't even have to be drunk and I get the worst possible puke-all-day-long hangovers, so I have to be very careful about how much I drink. One beer is just right. Maybe two if I feel adventurous, but that's the limit.

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 11:18 PM
I drank a lot last year, and I've learned..

I used to go to my freinds place across campus and end up there till 4pm the next day not moving in the middle of the floor :rolleyes:

Boy was I ever cool, those sure were the good old days :p

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 11:41 PM
Daniela's match has started on Court 11.

(Sorry, guys, trying to do some work while I wait. But I'm here ;))

Chloe le Bopper
09-02-2002, 11:49 PM
YAY I see him I see him!

Layla
09-02-2002, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Daniela's match has started on Court 11.

(Sorry, guys, trying to do some work while I wait. But I'm here ;))

That's ok, I'm trying to do some work as well. At 2 am!!! :rolleyes:

He is about to start playing!!!! :bounce:

VAMOS JUANQUI!!! Come out firing!!!

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 11:58 PM
Oh, God. Juan Carlos's match has started.

TennisHack
09-02-2002, 11:59 PM
I am running the "lite" scoreboard, is there a netcam out there?

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:02 AM
No netcam :fiery: :sad:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:02 AM
C'mon, c'mon . . . please hold . . .

NO!!!!!!! :sad::sad:

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:03 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

I was afraid this would happen! He was broken. :sad:

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:04 AM
Tell me this isn't happening. Now I'll go to bed with a bad feeling.

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:05 AM
Stay for the set, or something. Don't go to bed feeling bad.

God knows I can't do work now. I'm such a dork if this gets to me :o

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:07 AM
I'm a dork too. I'm such a mess right now. :o

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:09 AM
Jesus they must be playing long points out there.

Ooh, break point #2 . . . damn, lost that one too.

DAMMIT!

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:09 AM
He had break back points in this game. I'm really crying now. :sad:

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:12 AM
Wow, netcam suddenly came alive!!!!! :bounce:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:12 AM
Well, he did come out firing, not letting that break get to him, as he immediately got some break points back. And managed to hold his next service game.

If worse comes to worse, at least he can start serving in the second set.

But I'll cry if he loses :sad:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:13 AM
WHAT!! Post the pictures, post the pictures!

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:14 AM
I'm serious. Tears are welling in my eyes as we speak. Must be the exhaustion and the early hours, but there they are. :sad:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:16 AM
Gonzalez took the first set, but Juanqui will serve to start the second. This is definitely one of those times when I heart the best-of-five play!

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 12:17 AM
netcam is alive, but from far far away
he is about half a centimeter big in them :p

Down with Bonzo :fiery:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:18 AM
::sending many hugs and good vibes to Layla::

I just can't believe he's going to lose. He's been tight on the serve! The break was an abberation.

C'mon, if you start crying then I'll start crying and that won't be good for my texts!

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:23 AM
Ok then. I'll try to stop. Thanks for the hugs and the good vibes. :) *a brave smile* http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/hug.gif

But I fear for the people who will have to read the horoscopes I'm trying to write now. :p

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:24 AM
Don't look now, Layla . . . PLEASE

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 12:26 AM
I dont' want to watch :(

Damn Bonzo :fiery:

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:26 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

I really, really can't take this anymore. Why oh why didn't I go to bed, so I wouldn't have to see this. I'm just sobbing uncontrollably. Sorry guys. *wiping away tears*

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:27 AM
Calm, calm, calm. PLEASE, my stats book really wants us to be calm!

::more hugs::

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 12:28 AM
I'm calm, just frusterated :p

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:29 AM
Not only is the netcam crappy, there are no stats either, so we can't know what's going wrong. :(

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:32 AM
Yay! He holds!

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:32 AM
Phew. He held this one, but only just.

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:35 AM
C'mon, Juan Carlos, let's kick it into high gear! This isn't juniors anymore!!

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 12:36 AM
lol this isn't the juniors ;)

Get revenge :D

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:37 AM
Yeah hehe hehe *trying to do a Beavis and Butthead impersonation*

Seriously, why does Gonzo get to hold so easily. :rolleyes:

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:38 AM
OMG!!! He holds to love!!! :hearts:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:38 AM
YES! A love service hold. He must have heard me, LOL :) We are going in the right direction.

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 12:40 AM
Good good, now we just need a break :o

hmmm...

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 12:42 AM
hmmm *does rain dance*

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:43 AM
Nope, didn't happen. :(

And Coria is spanking Clement. God, can't anything go right tonight? :rolleyes:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:43 AM
I think my scoreboard is stuck. :confused:

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:43 AM
what's it stuck at?

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:43 AM
Janqui held to love again :D

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 12:43 AM
well haas and greg look to be going to fifth sets..

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:44 AM
is it 5-4 on you guys' boards?

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:45 AM
It is yes.

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:45 AM
I was stuck on 30-15 Gonzo's serve forever. Then, suddenly, 5-4.

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 12:46 AM
Ferrero seems to be doing not much of anything :p

I want stats :(

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:48 AM
Now I'm stuck on double set point.

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 12:48 AM
He has only came back from 2-0 sets once.

Layla
09-03-2002, 12:48 AM
There goes the second set. And on that sad, sad note I will bid you all goodnight! :(

Good vibes to Juanqui :kiss: :kiss: kiss: I know you can still win baby, just fight!

And good vibes to all of you still watching. Please see him through.

Thanks for keeping me company and comforting me. :)

:wavey:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:49 AM
Yeah, something's funky with my scoreboard. I jumped from that to 15-0 on Ferrero's serve.

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:50 AM
Nighty night Layla, I hope we have good news to give you tomorrow morning!

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 12:54 AM
sigh.... maybe he can make a come back ;)

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 01:18 AM
YYEESSSS

Ferrero was down a break in the third and just got it back!!!!

Hold onto the momentum swing, let Gonzalez fall apart!

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 01:20 AM
okay to be honest, I had lost all hope by the second set, but shhh

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 01:21 AM
false alarm, gonza serves for it :rolleyes:

broke right back :rolleyes:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 01:26 AM
:loooooooooooooong string of expletives, following by enormous amounts of crying:

:sad:

Stupid fucking rain. Stupid fucking tournament directors.

Stupid fucking juniors :fiery:

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 01:31 AM
THis was a great chance to get races points..

regardless i think he passes moya and costa anyhow.

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 01:36 AM
He matches his points from last year, no? I'm not sure about the other two.

On a slightly happier note, Haas & Guga won! As did Pete, grrr :mad::fiery: But Guga! Yay! He hasn't lost points here yet!

Chloe le Bopper
09-03-2002, 01:56 AM
Yes, Ferrero matches points from last year.

But in the race he was only about 8 points behind Costa and Moya, and he went one round further than both.

Leo7
09-03-2002, 02:02 AM
i'm back from New York!:wavey:

i saw Davenport win :)
and Haas win :)
and Sampras win :)
and Ferrero lose :( :sad: :sad:
and Henin lose :(

i was freezing my ass off all day when it was raining, but i'm glad i stuck around for some great tennis! but i was so tired out from running back and forth from court to court!lol!

and now i'm going to bed! good night girls!

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 02:04 AM
Match Stats:

Ferrero (ESP) vs Gonzalez (CHI)

1st Serve %
Ferrero 61 of 96 = 64%
Gonzalez 44 of 89 = 49%

Aces
Ferrero 10
Gonzalez 13

Double Faults
Ferrero 3
Gonzalez 8

Winning % on 1st Serve
Ferrero 39 of 61 = 64%
Gonzalez 36 of 44 = 82%

Winning % on 2nd Serve
Ferrero 21 of 35 = 60%
Gonzalez 25 of 45 = 56%

Break Point Conversions
Ferrero 1 of 4 = 25%
Gonzalez 4 of 6 = 67%

Total Points Won
Ferrero 88
Gonzalez 97

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 02:05 AM
LEO!! How could you leave us hanging?


(See? You edit your post, I edit mine :))

Leo7
09-03-2002, 02:13 AM
sorry TH! maybe this will cheer ya up? :kiss: ;)

Ferrero had a better 1st serve %, he shoulda won!:(

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 02:15 AM
Aww, kisses are nice :) But I'm not going to be one of your harem!

I know Ferrero should have won, believe me . . . and losing in straights is so embarrassing . . . :o

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 03:04 AM
More sad news :sad:: It has been confirmed that Zhenya Kafelnikov will retire at the end of the season.

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 03:07 AM
And Kimmy lost her match, 7-5 in the third.

God what a shitty day.

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 03:10 AM
And, what the hell, just to round it out:

Roddick leads Corretja 6-4, 6-1, 2-1
Chela leads Henman 6-3, 6-3

Layla
09-03-2002, 07:20 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

Layla
09-03-2002, 07:32 AM
Well, I'm here. :( I had a fitful night. Woke up several times and actually had a dream in which he won. I guess I just need to wake up from this one. :(

I'm so depressed right now I better start working right away and not think about tennis at all (not bloody likely though).

I'm sorry I wasn't there to share your pain and comfort you, but on the other hand, I'm glad I slept through it, even though I didn't have much hope when I went to bed.

Almost all of my faves went out tonight. Juanqui :sad: Timmy :sad: Alex :sad: Greg: Kimmy :sad: And guess who rocks on: Younes, Andy and Pete. :rolleyes: I almost don't care anymore, except I want to see Tommy win.

The US Open now officially sucks. :fiery: Big time. :fiery:

Layla
09-03-2002, 07:45 AM
I'll go get some breakfast now.

Leo, I can't wait for your full report. I want to know exactly why Juanqui lost. But I'm glad to see you enjoyed at least some of the matches. And Max won. :D But Roger lost. :(

Mrs. B
09-03-2002, 08:39 AM
hey, Layla, we can share a drink later at the Hill, huh? Your Juanqui lost, our Roger lost. :(

Layla
09-03-2002, 09:17 AM
Sure, I could use a drink (or two). :) See you on the Hill. :wavey:

Nacho
09-03-2002, 11:43 AM
Pfff, I never thought that Juanqui & Alex could both lose in straight sets ... IN STRAIGHT SETS!!! Not even in my worst nightmares :sad: :sad: :mad: :mad:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 12:55 PM
Ahhh, good, we're all pissing on the Open today. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Only at the Open could so many players fall in one night--because only they would be stupid enough to schedule the matches the way they did! :mad::fiery:

My only hope is Daniela, and she plays Serena tonight :fiery: Kimmy is still in doubles, and Max Mirnyi won, he's in the quarterfinals! :)

I HATE HATE HATE HATE the Open. Grrrrrrr.

Layla
09-03-2002, 01:16 PM
TH :wavey:

:)

Yup, I hate the Open too. :fiery: But what's done is done. It just makes me appreciate Roland Garros all the more. I can now safely say that it was my favorite slam this year (and any year really ;) ) by a cosmic mile, whatever that means.

I can keep cheering for Tommy and Lindsay. :D

Poor Daniela, I'll cheer for her as well. :) How is her finger?

Nacho
09-03-2002, 01:44 PM
Well, the US Open has finished now for most of us, so we'd better forget about it and look forwards! We have to be optimistic!

Good luck in the next tourneys Juanqui!

Nacho
09-03-2002, 01:48 PM
By the way, there's a rumour about Juanqui's new hair color for the next weeks... Oh! Look at this! Juanqui in green! :p :p

Layla
09-03-2002, 03:28 PM
LMAO Nacho! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/rotfl.gif

Nacho
09-03-2002, 03:58 PM
Hehe, I knew you would like it ;)

Nacho
09-03-2002, 04:23 PM
:eek:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Layla
It just makes me appreciate Roland Garros all the more. I can now safely say that it was my favorite slam this year (and any year really ;) ) by a cosmic mile, whatever that means.

Roland Garros is always my favorite slam. There's just something about clay, and how well all of my favorite players play on it . . . ::dreamy sigh::

Poor Daniela, I'll cheer for her as well. :) How is her finger?

Well, I read her interview today and apparently she untaped it after the second set last night, but that it still hurts :( And as if that wasn't enough, when she slipped on the court and hurt her thumb, she also hurt her ankle.

GRR tournament directors. :rolleyes:

So she's not going into tonight's match fully healthy--plus she's playing an opponent that hasn't been challenged and got a day of rest.

GRRRRRRRRRRR. :fiery:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 04:29 PM
NACHO!! I have that second picture on my wall :o:mad: Don't make fun of it!

Nacho
09-03-2002, 04:33 PM
OMG Sorry TH, I didn't do it on purpose :o

Layla
09-03-2002, 04:37 PM
Well I always thought he looked a bit uncomfortable in that pic. Like he didn't want to be photographed trying on new shirts. :o

Nacho
09-03-2002, 04:49 PM
I hope you feel better now that I have 'censored' the pic, TH ;)

:angel: :angel: :angel:

Layla
09-03-2002, 04:51 PM
For Tommy! :kiss:

http://homepages.compuserve.de/Susasami3/Smiles/smiley1/OLA.gif

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 06:56 PM
LMAO, Nacho, I was just kidding ;)

But the censored does make it all the more funny.

Funny, Layla, I always thought he practiced that "come hither" look just for the camera--didn't you? ;)

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 09:18 PM
Wow, this place is quiet. I didn't know it all hinged on my presence ;)

Layla
09-03-2002, 09:22 PM
Well TH, you don't expect me to talk to myself, do you? I might, but I don't want to scare you. ;)

If I may just say here how happy I am that Lindsay won after losing the first set and has made yet another semi-final. I already bounced for her on the Hill and I'm not really in a bouncy mood, but I am truly very happy.

Now if only Tommy can win today I might just survive this USO. :(

Leo7
09-03-2002, 09:42 PM
LMAO @ Nacho!")

i love your Tommy Haas cheering team, Layla!;)

Leo7
09-03-2002, 09:43 PM
:)

Leo7
09-03-2002, 09:45 PM
LAYLA, I HAVE TO GO RIGHT NOW! IT'S DINNER! (WHY IS CAPS LOCK ON?) that's better! i'll be back in 40!

Layla
09-03-2002, 09:48 PM
Alright! Bon apetite then! :)

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 10:33 PM
Hi again :wavey:

Sorry I'm not around as much as I used to be :o I have classes and work and homework and . . . I'm around most of my free time, LOL. I'm working on a new installment for the story, very exciting! :)

Plus, I understand, it's hard to have meaningless conversation when something very meaningful just happened. Grrrr US Open.

Guga just lost :sad: So PLEASE GOD TOMMY WIN! so the US Open won't be a total loss. I can honestly say I don't like anybody left in the men's draw (except Tommy & Max) and the women's draw is shaping up to be quite boring as well. Lindsay will probably play Serena (hopefully Dani!!) in the semis, so . . . GO LINDSAY!!

I hope Martina Hingis gets back to top form. I never really liked her, but I like her more than the Williams sisters. Perhaps that BB thread has something to do with it . . .:o

Layla
09-03-2002, 10:44 PM
lol I see Martina in a whole different light now ;) But I liked her before too. I'm sure she will get her groove back.

I don't like a lot of the players left in the draw either, which is why this is so hard. I was really looking forward to seeing great tennis on TV for two weeks, but I'm the kind of person that needs to be emotionally involved in a match, any sports match. Which isn't easy when I dislike both players in a match. But hey, can't have everything go my way ey?

I'm sad about Guga :( but at least a like Schalken a lot. Don't you? That was a great win for him, making it to the QF of a slam. And Guga's run was better than we expected really, so that's a good sign. :)

Btw, it's never hard to have a meaningless conversation. ;)

Looking forward to your installments. :bounce:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 10:51 PM
Originally posted by Layla
lol I see Martina in a whole different light now ;) But I liked her before too. I'm sure she will get her groove back.

:o at myself. I didn't like her because she defeated Steffi Graf (my all-time favorite female player) and because she dominated for what, 5 years or something?

:o Damn fan fiction :o

I don't like a lot of the players left in the draw either, which is why this is so hard. I was really looking forward to seeing great tennis on TV for two weeks, but I'm the kind of person that needs to be emotionally involved in a match, any sports match. Which isn't easy when I dislike both players in a match. But hey, can't have everything go my way ey?

I feel the same way. I'll watch almost anyone who plays, but there's something even better about watching your favorite players, or someone who's game you really admire. But when you could care less (as I felt during most of RG, since ESPN elected to show mostly American matches, pffffft :rolleyes: ) it's hard to truly enjoy the matches.

I'm sad about Guga :( but at least a like Schalken a lot. Don't you? That was a great win for him, making it to the QF of a slam. And Guga's run was better than we expected really, so that's a good sign. :)

Eh, I'm rather indifferent about Schalken. He seems so stiff-legged when he plays, but then I've only watched him on rare occasions (I think this year I've seen him the most, with two of his matches featured during Wimbly). He just hasn't made an impression on me. But if he takes out Fernando, I'll *SO* jump on his bandwagon :D

Looking forward to your installments. :bounce:

I really like your installments, especially with all of the smilies you have access to. They make everything so much funnier! I'm thinking of caving in . . . :o

Layla
09-03-2002, 11:07 PM
Thanks. :) Caving in as in you'll include them to? :D It's really a lot of fun, trying to match them with the story. I'm sure you'll enjoy it and so will we of course.

Errr I don't think Sjeng will take out Gonzo unfortunately, although at this point I don't know what I wouldn't give to see that happen. ;)

Layla
09-03-2002, 11:15 PM
Good night! :wavey:

I'm going to bed. After last night I can't afford another to lose another night's sleep. ;)

I hope you all sleep better tonight :) (depending on Tommy in part) and I hope to wake up to some good news for a change. :rolleyes:

And Leo, I'm looking forward to reading your post it in the morning. ;) :D

Once again

GO TOMMY!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 11:15 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Thanks. :) Caving in as in you'll include them to? :D It's really a lot of fun, trying to match them with the story. I'm sure you'll enjoy it and so will we of course.

Errr I don't think Sjeng will take out Gonzo unfortunately, although at this point I don't know what I wouldn't give to see that happen. ;)

Hahaha, well can you give me the link? I'd like to see what's there (smilies) before I decide whether or not to use them.

Did you expect Sjeng to take Hewitt to the full five at Wimbly? I didn't. And he's played some pretty convincing matches so far. So, what the hell, GO SJENG! He deserves to be a quarterfinalist more than Gonzo.

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 11:16 PM
:wavey: Nighty night, Layla!

We will have good news, even if we have to make it up :)

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 11:17 PM
Grrr . . . why haven't they started on Arthur Ashe yet? Don't tell me its because Roddick is playing elsewhere . . .

Layla
09-03-2002, 11:20 PM
Actually I did expect that. I saw Sjeng give Hewitt a lot of trouble in Roland Garros. In that fifth set in Wimby I almost expected him to win, but nerves got to him I think.

The links are:

http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk

http://www.mysmilies.com

TennisHack
09-03-2002, 11:30 PM
Many thanks for the links! :) Didn't mean to diss your boy. :o

They have finally started on Ashe. Dani and Serena are tied, 1-1.

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 12:58 AM
Daniela lost, 6-2 6-2. Apparently she put up a fight, tho.

::sigh:: No more taping for me :(

Leo7
09-04-2002, 01:07 AM
Dani got whooped!:( but i'm looking forward to a Lindsay/Serena Semifinal! hopefully Lindsay will pull through, i know she can do it!:)

my report (just for Layla):

i got the Flushing Meadows at around 1:00, when the rain was coming down hard. i sat around in the food court watching the classic Monica Seles vs. Jennifer Capriati '91 Semifinal playing on the big screen for a while, but i was quickly bored, and soking wet!:( but patiently i waited, and it payed off!:)

i was pissed when Ferrero's match got pushed to a side court. it took me a while to find but i had to go and cheer my boy on! Gonzalez was playing really well, he hits the ball so hard! and i just love his one-handed backhand down the line, it's a great shot. i was a bit disappointed Juanqui couldn't pick up his game and maybe start serving better, but he was just outplayed. his hair looked nice though!:) i left his match but came back at the end, sadly to see him lose!:sad:

on a brighter note, i got to see Lindsay win over Farina Elia in straights. i got a bit worried at first when she dropped the first two games but she picked up her play, cut down on the unforced errors, and started moving better. and of course i was cheering pretty hard, i got really loud at times!lol!:D but the rest of the crowd was kinda silent, of course many seats were empty b/c most people went home during the rain delay.

i also saw some of Pete's match on Louis Armstrong. i was confused about who to cheer for, i kept going back and forth between Pete and Greg. but i decided that i would cheer for Pete b/c Tommy (who is playing him right now) just beat Sampras in Toronto this summer, but had lost to Greg in Indy! so i was very happy when he won. i was looking around to find Bridget in the crowd but sadly i couldn't find her!:(

the Tommy Haas match on the Grandstand was another good one. Haas led 4-0 in the 5th when Thomas started to comne back and i got really scared. but luckily Tommy served his way out of trouble, and finished him off 6-4 in the 5th.

i didn't see any play on Arthur Ashe Stadium, all those matches were straight set crushings. no way did i want to see Alex C go down to A-Rod!:(

and i saw some of Juju's match on Court 11 in the 2nd set, but i didn't stay for the end. too bad!:( and i would have liked to see Kimmy's match against Amelie, but i had to get home and get some sleep!lol! i'm kinda glad i left early tho, i don't think i would have been able to watch another one of my faves lose!:(

but overall it was another wonderful night in NY, so much great tennis ALL OVER the grounds. but i was so tired out from running all over from court to court. and now my hand is tired out from writing all this so i'll stop. :)

Leo7
09-04-2002, 01:10 AM
oh, and Tommy Haas is so emotional on the court. from fist pumps, to racquet throwing and cursing off his coaches, he is REALLY fun to watch! so much personality! plus i LOVE his one-hander!

Leo7
09-04-2002, 01:26 AM
damn it! Tommy lost the first set and Chela lost the match to Andy!:(

FIGHT BACK, TOMMY!:bounce:

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 02:09 AM
C'mon, Tommy!!! You have probably gone down two sets to love as I write this :(:fiery::sad:

DON'T TURN THIS INTO AN AMERICAN WANKFEST! Grrrrrrrrr damn US Open . . .

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 02:10 AM
7-5, 6-4 Sampras :sad::sad::sad:

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 02:50 AM
C'mon, Tommy!! Don't lose the tiebreak!!!!!!

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 02:54 AM
I can't bear this :sad:

But hahahaha at the smilies!!

:wavey: all.

Layla
09-04-2002, 09:09 AM
Of course there are no good news. Why would there be? :rolleyes:

Oh Tommy. :sad: I put so much hope in you. I know, I know, it's my fault for getting overexcited.

American Wankfest it is then. :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

The ATP part of the US Open has now officially died as far as I'm concerned. All I can say is, I hope Lleyton can defend his title, because I can't see Mad Max or Schalken progressing much further (sadly) and the thought of any other player winning this slam is so repulsive it makes my stomach turn. Please don't let it be Andy, please don't let it be Andy!

I'll see the replay of Tommy's match later on. :( I hope he at least played well.

And if Lindsay can take out Serena, I will be overjoyed. :) It's a sad, sad day when WTA becomes more important to me than ATP but so it goes.

Leo, thanks for your report, I really enjoyed it. I'm glad you had a wonderful night of tennis. :) lol @ looking for Bridget. ;)

TH, I hope you enjoyed the smilies. :) And I didn't think you were dissing my boy. :confused: Were you? ;)

And now for something completely different. It's...

http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/Smilies_klein_1/pyth.gif

:)

harry_potter
09-04-2002, 09:16 AM
GO LINDSAY, KICK SERENA'S FAT ASS!!! :bounce:

Layla
09-04-2002, 09:22 AM
lol Harry Potter!

GOOD LUCK LINDSAY!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I believe in you, darling. I know you can do this! http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/cheering.gif

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by Layla
American Wankfest it is then. :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

The ATP part of the US Open has now officially died as far as I'm concerned. All I can say is, I hope Lleyton can defend his title, because I can't see Mad Max or Schalken progressing much further (sadly) and the thought of any other player winning this slam is so repulsive it makes my stomach turn. Please don't let it be Andy, please don't let it be Andy!

Grr, I know. Tommy did win the tiebreaker, but lost the last set 7-5. At least we can say he put up a fight and didn't go away 2, 2, and 2.

Agassi, Hewitt, Gonzo :mad:, YOUNES :fiery:, Max, Sjeng, Andy and Pete. God what a horrible quarterfinal round. I mean--YOUNES?!?!?!

TH, I hope you enjoyed the smilies. :) And I didn't think you were dissing my boy. :confused: Were you? ;)

And now for something completely different. It's...

http://www.smilies-world.de/Smilies/Smilies_klein_1/pyth.gif

:)

No, I wasn't dissing your boy, I guess I just read a note of defense in your response about you expecting Sjeng to give Lleyton a hard time at Wimbly. No worries :D

And it's . . . MONTY PYTHON!! YESS!!!!!!

Layla
09-04-2002, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Agassi, Hewitt, Gonzo :mad:, YOUNES :fiery:, Max, Sjeng, Andy and Pete. God what a horrible quarterfinal round. I mean--YOUNES?!?!?!


That's just what I've been thinking all day. :rolleyes: But nothing we can do about it. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/huh.gif

Go Max and Sjeng, prove my predictions wrong lol. :bounce:

Layla
09-04-2002, 04:43 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

No, I wasn't dissing your boy, I guess I just read a note of defense in your response about you expecting Sjeng to give Lleyton a hard time at Wimbly. No worries :D

And it's . . . MONTY PYTHON!! YESS!!!!!!

Nope, no defensiveness at all :) I was just sharing my thoughts before that match. ;)

I see you know Monty Python. :D I love them. At one point I was almost obsessed with them. They helped me through a difficult period in my life by making me laugh my ass off every night. :D That's my kind of humor. I taped the entire Flying Circus series and I still have those tapes, probably the first tapes I ever made. They must be more than 10 years old now. :eek:

Layla
09-04-2002, 04:48 PM
Oh btw, guess what! The Pretender is coming back! My local TV station finally decided to show the next season after a 3 year break, just when I gave up on the idea of ever seeing those episodes. Jarod and Miss Parker will be back in action on Friday. :bounce: I'm soooooooo happy.

I guess if I must dwell in tennis inferno, I might as well have a bit of TV heaven as well. :D

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by Layla
I see you know Monty Python. :D I love them. At one point I was almost obsessed with them. They helped me through a difficult period in my life by making me laugh my ass off every night. :D That's my kind of humor. I taped the entire Flying Circus series and I still have those tapes, probably the first tapes I ever made. They must be more than 10 years old now. :eek:

Monty Python is great!! I love that dry Brit wit that you have to watch a few times to get EVERYTHING they are making fun of :D I don't get a lot of chances to watch it, but I have seen "Holy Grail" (of course), and even viewed it in a class in high school! Crazy stuff. I also recently acquired BBC America, where they rerun Flying Circus sometimes. My favorite sketch is the dead parrot sketch, and I heart the knights who say NI!!

LMAO :) I'm in a great mood today :)

Usually when I'm going through rough periods, I am consoled by music, sometimes of my own mixing, sometimes of others' design. I am very endeared to Weezer for just this reason.

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 07:58 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Oh btw, guess what! The Pretender is coming back! My local TV station finally decided to show the next season after a 3 year break, just when I gave up on the idea of ever seeing those episodes. Jarod and Miss Parker will be back in action on Friday. :bounce: I'm soooooooo happy.

I guess if I must dwell in tennis inferno, I might as well have a bit of TV heaven as well. :D

Ultra coolness!! The only thing about sharing a TV with a hundred other people . . . you don't get much say in what's being watched. Luckily, hardly anybody is down there during the day, so one of my friends and I go stake it out for tennis watching. We're going to watch both singles finals somewhere :) Even though I hate the Williams sisters (he loves them) and Hewitt, Agassi, and Sampras, who are likely going to be playing in the final--at least one of them. :rolleyes: But sometimes you can't complain!!

Layla
09-04-2002, 08:43 PM
Good to hear you're in a great mood. :D

lmao the dead parrot sketch. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/rotfl.gif I couldn't say what my favorite sketch was off the top of my head but I remember the one where one of the Gumbies wants a brain specialist because his brain hurts. lmao at Cleese as a Gumby/doctor. That vacant look in his eyes just kills me. :D

Yes, music is always a great source of comfort for me. I love to listen to it late at night on the headphones. There's something eery about it (well depends on the music). Actually, any time will do. I often go on a short bike-trip with a great tape in my walkman. It relaxes me both physically and psychologically. :)

What do you mean by music of your of mixing? Weezer are great but I don't know them too well. Sadly, I can't afford to buy a lot of cd's. I borrow them from the library though. They have an excellent selection but no Weezer. :(

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Good to hear you're in a great mood. :D

:D:) I'm sure that will change after tonight's play, but what the hell. Enjoy it while it lasts :)

What do you mean by music of your of mixing? Weezer are great but I don't know them too well. Sadly, I can't afford to buy a lot of cd's. I borrow them from the library though. They have an excellent selection but no Weezer. :(

Like making a mix tape--or downloading music and burning it on a CD--only I make mix CDs. I like making my own mixes, sometimes just randomly and sometimes for creative purposes. Like the one I'm listening to now I made last year at Valentine's Day. The premise was to tell about the cycle of a relationship, and I think I did quite nicely :) I've been using it as a soundtrack for the story, or at least some of the songs.

Weezer is great. :angel: Their website is http://www.weezer.com, just if you want to take a look around. They also let you download their music, I think. I know they did before they released their last album. The best album, in my opinion, is their first album, Weezer, most commonly called "the Blue Album". It's only about half an hour long, but the songs are perfection. I'm sure you could find songfiles out there on the net somewhere. I'm not very hip with the burning music thing, so I'm not quite sure.

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 08:59 PM
LMAO!! Did you guys see this?

They played on Court 10.

3.Men's Super Senior Doubles
Bob Lutz (USA)
Stan Smith (USA)
def.
Cliff Drysdale (RSA)
Manolo Santana (ESP)
6/4 6/1

I actually thought droll ol' Cliff was from England, I didn't know he was from South Africa. Learn something new everyday.

Nothing interesting in his profile--just thought it'd be good for a laugh!!!!!

Leo7
09-04-2002, 09:21 PM
wow, another Cliffy D?!:eek: :)

maybe we should change this thread to GO Lindsay at the US Open?!:D

Layla
09-04-2002, 09:26 PM
That tape mix idea is really brilliant, very creative. I love it, especially that Valentine's Day theme. :D

I'll definitely check out this Weezer site, but I don't have a cd burner as yer, which is a real shame. Thanks anyway. :)

Layla
09-04-2002, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
maybe we should change this thread to GO Lindsay at the US Open?!:D

Sounds good to me. :D

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 10:48 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
wow, another Cliffy D?!:eek: :)

maybe we should change this thread to GO Lindsay at the US Open?!:D

NO!! It is the Cliff!

Dude, whatever. But we should keep the Juanqui theme after the Open has finished :)

Go Lindsay! Kick some Williams ass!

Dissident
09-04-2002, 10:55 PM
LINDSAY LINDSAY LINDSAY!
Win it all! :bounce:

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 11:00 PM
Originally posted by Layla
That tape mix idea is really brilliant, very creative. I love it, especially that Valentine's Day theme. :D

I'll definitely check out this Weezer site, but I don't have a cd burner as yer, which is a real shame. Thanks anyway. :)

Another good site, for lyrics and pictures, is http://www.weezerfans.com. Rivers Cuomo is :hearts:hot:hearts:!

They don't like to link images, so you'll have to go here to see it. (http://www.weezerfans.com/images/photo.php?action=view&name=rivers&number=25)

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 11:09 PM
:wavey: Hi, hitman. Long time no see.

Layla
09-04-2002, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

Another good site, for lyrics and pictures, is http://www.weezerfans.com. Rivers Cuomo is :hearts:hot:hearts:!


Yep, he is. :D

Layla
09-04-2002, 11:34 PM
:wavey: Hitman!

You speak my language. ;)

Lindsay, the Queen of Queens! lol bad pun :o

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 11:35 PM
That picture is on my wall as well :o :D

Layla
09-04-2002, 11:47 PM
Your wall sounds so amazing. I really would end up staring at it for most of the day. Since I work at home that wouldn't be such a good idea perhaps. Best keep my walls bare lol. ;)

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 11:48 PM
LOL! :o :o Would you believe me if I said, I've gotten used to it by now?

Layla
09-04-2002, 11:54 PM
No not really. ;) It's inconceivable. I think I will print that delicious pic of Juanqui from the USO and put it somewhere near my computer. For inspiration... :o

TennisHack
09-04-2002, 11:57 PM
Well, last year the wall wasn't in front of my desk, but over my bed :o So I didn't really see it as often.

But I have many beautiful people and they inspire me. So, go for it. Juan Carlos just smolders so well, LOL :)

Layla
09-05-2002, 12:06 AM
LOL! He does smolder unbelievably well. Mmmmmm. :drool:

I did have a huge poster of Nick Cave on my wall for the longest time, but it was beginning to scare me lol. j/k I just wanted a change so I took it off. Haven't replaced it with anything yet though. Hmmm. I should do something about that.

Dissident
09-05-2002, 12:48 AM
Hi Hackie!
Hi Layla!

Can you NOT love this lady????

Q. A lot of fans and media respect you for your independence, stand-up kind of woman. Today we're kind of shocked to see you come in with this Tommy Haas sleeveless shirt on. Are you falling into the latest fashion trend here?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know what's wrong with my shirt. It's just a normal shirt. I'm sorry. It's a shirt I wear all the time.

Q. Has nothing to do with Tommy Haas' effort to change tennis customs?
LINDSAY DAVENPORT: I don't know how many girls wear sleeveless shirts. It's probably 95% of the players. I don't give a crap what Tommy Haas wears in his match. I'm sorry.

Lindsay kicks ass even in interviews!!!! :D

GO MAX!

TennisHack
09-05-2002, 12:54 AM
C'mon MAX!! Kick Baldy's ass! I just finished watching the first 5 games, :eek: wow amazing stuff.

:rolleyes: at the press core. Ladies have been wearing sleeveless shirts for god knows how long, why would Lindsay care about Tommy's dilemma?

Layla
09-05-2002, 01:01 AM
lmao @ Lindsay. She is the greatest. You tell 'em Lindsay! Did they really ask her that? Did they dare to suggest she's aping Tommy? Please tell me it was just a joke lol. http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/eek3.gif

Layla
09-05-2002, 01:02 AM
Oh and GO MAX!!!!! :bounce:

TennisHack
09-05-2002, 01:12 AM
Well, good night, all :wavey: I need to do some work before tomorrow.

GO MAX!!!

Bye, all :wavey:

Layla
09-05-2002, 01:17 AM
Oh you're going? :(

Well, good night then! :wavey:

Sweet dreams. :)

Dissident
09-05-2002, 01:23 AM
Bye bye hackie, sweet dreams.

As for Lindsay, yes, they asked her that during the press conference. Its posted in the usopen.org site. Interviews section, yesterday.
They cut it from the video, though, fortunately...

Some reporters are just ugh!
Maybe it was the same guy who asked Guga 3 questions:
1. Who has the thougest double handed backhand out there?
Guga answered Agassi, probably.

2. Have you ever thought while playing Andre like 'wow, I wish I had that two handed backhand'?

3. Did you ever try the two handed backhand while practicing, just for the fun of it?

Yeah, thanks. Whole four, five years of university to reach that level of intelect. Woohoo! :rolleyes:

Layla
09-05-2002, 01:35 AM
Amazing! :eek: Argh reporters! I'll never understand why they have to ask the same question at least three times during the same press conference. :rolleyes: Weren't they listening the first time? Or maybe they can't listen and think at the same time and they're just too busy thinking up their incredibly clever question to pay attention. :p

Bye the way, Max won the first set in a tiebreak! :bounce:

Keep going!

Layla
09-05-2002, 02:04 AM
I'm going to bed too.

Good night everyone. :wavey:

Dissident
09-05-2002, 02:05 AM
Bye bye Layla! Sleep tight! :)

Leo7
09-05-2002, 02:09 AM
wait! Layla! you forgot to get a bedtime kiss from me first! :kiss:

Layla
09-05-2002, 02:13 AM
Fortunately I'm still here. ;) Good night Leo. :kiss:

Leo7
09-05-2002, 02:15 AM
hey guys! we've reached 100 pages!:)

Mad Max got broken in the 3rd!:( FIGHT BACK!:bounce: win it all Max!

Leo7
09-05-2002, 02:16 AM
:wavey: Layla! see ya tomorrow!

Dissident
09-05-2002, 02:17 AM
CMON MAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:sad:

Leo7
09-05-2002, 02:18 AM
tomorrow is only my 2nd day of school and i have 2 quizzes and an oral presentation!:eek: :( what the fruck?!:fiery: i had to memorize the entire Periodic Table of Elements for Chemistry!:fiery:

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MAX!