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TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:06 AM
4-2 he breaks!! :D:D:D:D

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:06 AM
now 3 bp for him, c'mon, CONVERT

liS@
01-13-2003, 05:07 AM
yea...he breaks!! :D equal bp conversions

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:07 AM
Yessssssssss! Juanqui is leading with a break in 3rd set!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:07 AM
Davydenko 5-3 over Jarkko :(:sad::(

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:07 AM
Yay :bounce:

Gosh, my board's so slow!

liS@
01-13-2003, 05:08 AM
5-2 pressure pressure on franco!!:bounce:

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:08 AM
Llorda take KD to 5th set. He was down 2 sets.

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:08 AM
Break point conversions are not equal -- they've both broken 4 times, but Juanqui's had 16 break chances :eek:

No matter, I think Juanqui's finally getting into this thing! :bounce:

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:09 AM
And Juanqui solidates his break with an easy game 5-2.

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:09 AM
Jarkko GOOOOO, save the bp

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:11 AM
:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:11 AM
No, Jarkko lost the 3rd set! :sad:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:11 AM
Jarkko :sad: 6-3, 3-6, 3-6

liS@
01-13-2003, 05:11 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Break point conversions are not equal -- they've both broken 4 times, but Juanqui's had 16 break chances :eek:


:D you no what i mean...llodra has bp to stretch 5-setter even longer!!

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:12 AM
I think I'll just follow you guys for score. Mine's so slow it's pathetic :rolleyes:

C'mon, get the 3rd and take the 4th too. Plz.....

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:12 AM
He double faulted two more times :sad::sad::sad:

Oh, baby, please find a way out of this!! Don't let Davydenko take over! :sad:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:13 AM
Juanqui 6-2! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

liS@
01-13-2003, 05:13 AM
yea!! breaks again 6-2:D

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:13 AM
Juanque break again to take the 3rd set 6-2. Yeah!!!!

Looks like Franco start falling apart! keeping my fingers crossed!

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:14 AM
Juanqui finally get his form in 3rd set. His first serve % and points won on first serve and both above 70%.

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:14 AM
Yeah :bounce:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:15 AM
Here they are, here they are! :)

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:15 AM
Also, finally Juanqui has more winner to ue.

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:16 AM
Take first game in 4th set at love. He is cruising! :D :D

liS@
01-13-2003, 05:16 AM
gosh...commenters keep making stabs at jc match..."we'll get the result at next year's AO" :rolleyes: match pt AA

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:17 AM
Juanqui holds for 1-0!!!

Jarkko breaks for 1-0!!!

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:17 AM
AA won 7-5 6-3 6-3 :fiery:

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:19 AM
Now I can breath a little and cheer for Jarkko.

C'mon Jarkko.... :bounce:

JEM, are you watching ESPN?

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:19 AM
Jrakko, hang on to your break!!!!!!!!!!

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:20 AM
KD won in 5 sets!

liS@
01-13-2003, 05:21 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Now I can breath a little and cheer for Jarkko.

C'mon Jarkko.... :bounce:

JEM, are you watching ESPN?

yes i am...not any more though...now its jfk

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:21 AM
Jarkko 2-0 :D

Juanqui 1-all

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:23 AM
Jarkko & Nikolay are once again dead even in total points won, at 100. What a nailbiter of a match! :eek:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:24 AM
Juanqui still cruising on serve :D

2-1 Jarkko, with a break
2-1 Juanqui on serve

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:29 AM
3-1, Jarkko consolidates his break in the fourth :D

2-all, on serve for Juanqui

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:29 AM
Finally Juanqui stat is back to a respectable level.

1st serve 62%
4 ace
2 df
64% 1st serve pts won
61% 2nd serve pts won
20/30 winner/ue

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:30 AM
11 aces, 6 DFs for Squillari

20 winners, 30 ues for Juanqui, with 62% first serves in. He's winning 64% of his first serve points and 61% :eek: of his second serve points. Bravo, baby! :bounce:

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:30 AM
Squallari is just hanging on. He's 2/5 winner/ue in 4th set.

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:31 AM
Good, now finish him, Juanqui!

liS@
01-13-2003, 05:32 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Good, now finish him, Juanqui!

:D haha...no need for a 5-setter

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:33 AM
Originally posted by strawberriestardust
:D haha...no need for a 5-setter

Had enough suspense for the day, so no thanks. :)

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:34 AM
Juanqui 3-2, still on serve

Jarkko 3-2 with a break

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:34 AM
He's service game is so quick now :D 3-2

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:35 AM
More stats! :)

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:36 AM
Jarkko 4-2 :bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:39 AM
Juanqui 4-2 :bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:39 AM
Juanqui 5-2 :bounce::bounce::bounce:

liS@
01-13-2003, 05:39 AM
hey he broke!!:D

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:40 AM
Dare I say he's looking good :D

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:40 AM
He can break for the match, or he can serve for it. Either way, NICE COMEBACK, BABY! :kiss:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:41 AM
Jarkko 5-2 :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

liS@
01-13-2003, 05:41 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Dare I say he's looking good :D

:D totally...and this match has sure turned around--all thanx to us!!:D

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:42 AM
I can't believe what happen! My real time scoreboard is working perfectly until I bring up a session to AO web site to check all matches. Guess what! My scoreboard immediately go completely DEAD!!!!!! :fiery:

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:42 AM
Originally posted by strawberriestardust
:D totally...and this match has sure turned around--all thanx to us!!:D

:D :D :D Sure!

liS@
01-13-2003, 05:43 AM
Originally posted by Lee
I can't believe what happen! My real time scoreboard is working perfectly until I bring up a session to AO web site to check all matches. Guess what! My scoreboard immediately go completely DEAD!!!!!! :fiery:

hey...mine too!! :mad:

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:44 AM
Mine's still on, it's 15-30

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:44 AM
Oh, deuce

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:44 AM
He's going to have to serve for it -- Squillari holds for 5-3

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:45 AM
Jarkko's going to a fifth!

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

6-3, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2!!!

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:46 AM
5-3

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 05:47 AM
Just got home.... now I can finally look up the results!

Joachim Johansson lost :sad:
Scott Draper won! :D
Agassi won :sad:
Davenport won! :D
Evie Dominikovic won! :D

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:47 AM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!

liS@
01-13-2003, 05:48 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Just got home.... now I can finally look up the results!

Joachim Johansson lost :sad:
Scott Draper won! :D
Agassi won :sad:
Davenport won! :D
Evie Dominikovic won! :D

:D hehe...thanx for the update!! :D yea!! he won...now i can finally go to sleep...

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:48 AM
Immediate reaction to winning

7-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:49 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Mine's still on, it's 15-30

I know! It's just individual one. Now no matter what I do, whatever I bring the scoreboard up again, the score is still 2-2 in 4th set in Juanqui's match. I guess the only way is for me to get off the net for a while and come back on which I'm really reluctant to do.

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 05:49 AM
:D Juanqui's looking good! C'mon Juan Carlos! :D

Also, a *cheer* for the Aussies still playing, Pratt and Stosur!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:50 AM
HE WON, YOU FREAKS!!!

LOL :D

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:50 AM
*high fiving everyone*.

Well done, Juanqui :kiss:

Hi Allan :wavey:
Just in time for the good news.

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 05:50 AM
Pffff, I type way too slowly! :p


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: VAMOS JUANQUI! :D

liS@
01-13-2003, 05:52 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
HE WON, YOU FREAKS!!!

LOL :D

LMAO :D :D :D

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:53 AM
The end :) Happy birthday, Layla, he did it for you!

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 05:53 AM
Tomorrow's schedule is out

:rolleyes: Pandy gets the night match on centre court instead of my luscious potato. Preposterous.

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:54 AM
"Layla, I'm coming!"

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:54 AM
This is the most stupid scoreboard I ever have! The scoreboard is up for all courts except vodafone now which is still at 2-2 in 4th set but the netcam images are updated! :rolleyes:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:55 AM
And finally, match stats :)

Mental fortitude in spades, dahling :kiss:

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:55 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
"Layla, I'm coming!"

Will there be a new twist in the musical?

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:55 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Tomorrow's schedule is out

:rolleyes: Pandy gets the night match on centre court instead of my luscious potato. Preposterous.

:rolleyes: Are they helping him out for not putting him in a day session to deal with the heat:mad:

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 05:56 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
"Layla, I'm coming!"

LOL!!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 05:57 AM
2-1 Davydenko, on serve in the fifth

And no, that was just to appease Layla for her birthday ;)

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:58 AM
Originally posted by Vera
:rolleyes: Are they helping him out for not putting him in a day session to deal with the heat:mad:

I think they are trying to please ESPN! :fiery:

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 05:59 AM
Originally posted by Vera
:rolleyes: Are they helping him out for not putting him in a day session to deal with the heat:mad:

If they did, haha anyway cos according to the weather forecast, there's a cool change coming tonight and the max temp tomorrow will only be in the mid-20's (err, Celsius that is).

I suppose (in my mind anyway, heh) maybe the organizers are expecting Lleyton to be in it much longer than Pandy, :p hence they can give him the CC night matches in later rounds! :D :p

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:59 AM
Vera, if you're still here, just let you know Vanessa Webb win her first round match.

Vera
01-13-2003, 05:59 AM
Hey, Hackie, you posted so many netcam pic here. Do you have time to put all the netcam photo together and start a new thread? Just for recap of each match? Tell me to F*** off if that's too much trouble :D.

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:00 AM
2-all Jarkko -- by the skin of his teeth is he winning this match.

C'mon baby doll! :bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:01 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Hey, Hackie, you posted so many netcam pic here. Do you have time to put all the netcam photo together and start a new thread? Just for recap of each match? Tell me to F*** off if that's too much trouble :D.

I saved more than what I posted, so yes I can do a thread for them :) Not right now, but tomorrow.

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:02 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Vera, if you're still here, just let you know Vanessa Webb win her first round match.

Thx for the info, Lee. But I'm cheering for the spaniards, Merrero and Medina (who already lost :sad: ) to be specific. I don't particularly cares about Webb. But I like that vet canadian gal, what's her name... can't remember, I saw her play in Montreal last year and she was good, what's her name:confused: :rolleyes:

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:03 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I saved more than what I posted, so yes I can do a thread for them :) Not right now, but tomorrow.

Hehe, thanks :kiss:

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Thx for the info, Lee. But I'm cheering for the spaniards, Merrero and Medina (who already lost :sad: ) to be specific. I don't particularly cares about Webb. But I like that vet canadian gal, what's her name... can't remember, I saw her play in Montreal last year and she was good, what's her name:confused: :rolleyes:

Errr! Really can't remember!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:04 AM
:mad: Jarkko wasted two BP's :sad:

C'mon!! I want to go to bed!

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
If they did, haha anyway cos according to the weather forecast, there's a cool change coming tonight and the max temp tomorrow will only be in the mid-20's (err, Celsius that is).

I suppose (in my mind anyway, heh) maybe the organizers are expecting Lleyton to be in it much longer than Pandy, :p hence they can give him the CC night matches in later rounds! :D :p

Ahhh, good point.

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:05 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:mad: Jarkko wasted two BP's :sad:

C'mon!! I want to go to bed!

Well, the 2nd bp Davy saved it with an ace!

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:05 AM
BTW, I also am cheering for Patty. C'mon Patty.

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:06 AM
daydenko holds :mad: 3-2

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:07 AM
Is JEM still around?
I taped my coverage. I think it's mostly Ahole's match, but I wonder if they have some JCF match here and there. If you can tell me, then I don't have to waste time going thru that Ahole match to find him?

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:08 AM
Originally posted by Vera
BTW, I also am cheering for Patty. C'mon Patty.

She's serving for the match now!

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:08 AM
C'mon Jarkko, win it for Hackie :bounce: or she's gonna choose Michel over you.

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:09 AM
Originally posted by Lee
She's serving for the match now!

Yesssssssss!

I mean mind seeing her match some time this week, ESPN!

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:09 AM
Originally posted by Lee
She's serving for the match now!

Won on her 1st match point! 6-3 6-1

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 06:09 AM
:eek: Pratt and Stosur both won! :eek:

Stosur upset Conchita Martinez! :eek:

Can't remember the last time I saw so many Aussie female players getting past 1R in a slam! :p

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:10 AM
Jarkko 3-all.

He has a rather large total points won lead (considering they've been tied more or less the whole match). He shouldn't be winning, based on the numbers -- his first serve % is the only thing keeping him in this match :eek:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:11 AM
Originally posted by Vera
C'mon Jarkko, win it for Hackie :bounce: or she's gonna choose Michel over you.

LMAO, that's right! Micha bagelled his opponent today :D

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:11 AM
Damn, back to dead even on total points won :mad: as Davydenko holds for 4-3

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 06:12 AM
When do we next submit teams for Dissident's game?

LOL, I picked Jarkko for my team last week.... I have no idea how well my team did overall....

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:13 AM
Damn, Merrero lost her break to Kostanic. Now on serve again.

Vamos chica!

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:13 AM
It's incredible! Now my scoreboard come back from deep freeze on vodafone but frozen on court 4, i.e. Jarkko & Davey! :fiery:

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:14 AM
Oh, thanks Allan for reminding. Is deal tuesday again, I guess.
*going to the game thread to check*

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
When do we next submit teams for Dissident's game?

LOL, I picked Jarkko for my team last week.... I have no idea how well my team did overall....

I'm waiting for instruction from Diss. We have to wait until he come back from cloud 9 after Guga wins!

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 06:16 AM
OK cool... I've looked but couldn't find anything... I was wondering if I'd somehow missed something.

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:17 AM
Oh, no score yet. I see that he mentioned my team was doing well. But heck, Jakob has LEE :rolleyes:, well good for him.

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:17 AM
HE FINALLY HOLDS! for 4-all. That was a long game *nervous*

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:18 AM
Originally posted by Lee
It's incredible! Now my scoreboard come back from deep freeze on vodafone but frozen on court 4, i.e. Jarkko & Davey! :fiery:

Your scoreboard has a life of it's own :eek:

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:20 AM
Damn, Jeff Morrison already had a break on Zhenya. He is EVIL :mad:

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:21 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Your scoreboard has a life of it's own :eek:

Yes, now in court 10 instead of court 4 in deep freeze!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:21 AM
Davydenko 5-4

*is very nervous*

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:23 AM
C'mon Jarkko

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:24 AM
Jarkko serving to stay in the match . . . 0-15 :(

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:25 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Damn, Jeff Morrison already had a break on Zhenya. He is EVIL :mad:

I just have their match show up on my scoreboard! :rolleyes:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:25 AM
15-all -- geez this thing is slow!! Guess it is Jarkko who will be giving me my heart attack tonight!!!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:26 AM
5-all he holds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:30 AM
5-all, deuce :eek:

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:31 AM
Jarkko finally break after 8 bp and will be serving for the match!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:31 AM
ad Jarkko . . . please please please .. .

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:31 AM
YES!!!!!

6-5 Jarkko

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:31 AM
And Zhenya break back!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:33 AM
C'mon Jarkko! 30-15 :)

:bounce::bounce:

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:33 AM
Double mp Jarkko!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:34 AM
DOUBLE MATCH POINT!!!!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:34 AM
And he WON! :bounce:

Congrat!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:34 AM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!

HE WON!!!!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:36 AM
This is a mighty good day for you TH!

Michel :D
Juanqui :D
and now
Jarkko :D

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:38 AM
Look at these match stats and you tell me if it's a miracle he won!!

Match Summary -- Nieminen(FIN) /// Davydenko(RUS)

1st Serve %: 115 of 164 = 70% /// 95 of 159 = 60%
Aces/Double Faults: 3/5 /// 15 :eek:/6
Winners/Unforced Errors: 38/62 /// 57/71
Winning % on 1st Serve: 80 of 115 = 70% /// 65 of 95 = 68%
Winning % on 2nd Serve: 25 of 49 = 51% /// 34 of 64 = 53%
Break Point Conversions: 4 of 21 = 19% /// 3 of 19 = 16%
Net Approaches 26 of 31 = 84% /// 18 of 21 = 86%
Total Points Won 165 /// 158

All right, I'm going to update my website and go to bed. Goodnight, all :wavey:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 06:39 AM
Originally posted by Lee
This is a mighty good day for you TH!

Michel :D
Juanqui :D
and now
Jarkko :D

And don't forget Daniela :D Yes, all of my players won today so I'm very very very very very very happy!!!

:kiss:es to all of them.

Now I really am leaving, LOL ;)

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:39 AM
Goodnight TH! :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 06:40 AM
Congrats and :bounce: for Jarkko, and good night, TH! :) :wavey:

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:42 AM
Congrats Jarkko... and Hackie. Good nite. :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
01-13-2003, 06:47 AM
I haven't read all the messages - but Vera they showed one of JCF's tie breaks.

So there is a little bit of him :hearts:

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:49 AM
Yes, Becca. Did you see? I had it on tape :D :D :D, though surrounded by Ahole.

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:51 AM
I went down to my TV to watch a bit, about 15 sec when Jim C was on. Gosh, he has so much belief's in Juanqui. He said sth like he think JC'll show up on SF or F. I hope he's right.

Chloe le Bopper
01-13-2003, 06:51 AM
The fact that Juan Carlos won that first set - wow

I mean - he was serving under 40%, he hit 6 winners the WHOLE set.

He had 11 winners by the end of the second!

The fact that Franco didn't just steam roll him - :hearts: *proud* :kiss:

Chloe le Bopper
01-13-2003, 06:52 AM
I saw half of it, and will watch the rest tomorrow.

Hurley on msn to me was like:
"GO GO GO"
"TV!"
"GO GO GO"

And I was like "huh?"

Because he was trying to say "becca run to the tv room jcf is on ;)"

lol

Chloe le Bopper
01-13-2003, 06:53 AM
Good night - i will talk more about the match tomorrow :kiss:

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:53 AM
Hi Becca! :wavey:

Where is your new avatar!

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:55 AM
Who's facing next *go to check the draw*

Vera
01-13-2003, 06:59 AM
It's Jean-Rene Lisnard, the guy he creamed in French last year.

Good nite, Becca :kiss:

Vera
01-13-2003, 07:01 AM
Well, I'm going to. Have to get up early to go swimming.

Nite Lee :wavey: and everyone else who's still here.

Lee
01-13-2003, 07:03 AM
Nite Vera! I'm leaving too!

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 07:12 AM
Good night, everyone! :wavey:

Lee
01-13-2003, 07:13 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Thx for the info, Lee. But I'm cheering for the spaniards, Merrero and Medina (who already lost :sad: ) to be specific. I don't particularly cares about Webb. But I like that vet canadian gal, what's her name... can't remember, I saw her play in Montreal last year and she was good, what's her name:confused: :rolleyes:

I think you're talking about Maureen Drake. At first I think Webb is the only Canadian in main draw but seems Drake make it too. She will be playing in MCA :eek: against Thai's Tanasugarn just before Guga.

Francine
01-13-2003, 09:20 AM
Oh my God! :eek: You guys posted like crazy last night! It took me more than an hour to go through most of them (I skipped a few pages :angel: )

:bounce: Juanqui :bounce:

I pray that eurosport will show his match!

vaiva
01-13-2003, 09:35 AM
Morning guys :wavey:

OMG, just woke up to see the biggest upset at the AO 2003:

Marlene Weingartner (GER) def. Jennifer Capriati (USA)[3] 2-6 7-6(6) 6-4 :eek:

Francine
01-13-2003, 09:40 AM
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Monday, 13 January, 2003
J.C. FERRERO/F. Squillari
7-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Juan Carlos, please.

Q. How do you like this tournament? Do you like it?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yes, it's one of the best. Maybe for me Roland Garros is the first one, and this is the second one. It's wonderful to be here for the weather, for the people. It's really nice, all the stadiums. I feel very wonderful here.

Q. You like the surface, as far as your game?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah, yeah, yeah. It's a little bit less fast of Sydney last week, so I feel very good here.

Q. I thought that match in Shanghai was really rough.
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: Yeah.

Q. Did it take you long to recover from that?
JUAN CARLOS FERRERO: No, not really, you know. I have to forget this match because, you know, I know that I was very close to win, you know, 6-4 in the fifth. It's only this I have to remember, you know. I played the final, and I am playing good in hard court and it's only I have to remember and I have to try to improve it and improve it and that's it.

What kinda interview is this :rolleyes:, not one question about his match

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by zosse
Morning guys :wavey:

OMG, just woke up to see the biggest upset at the AO 2003:

Marlene Weingartner (GER) def. Jennifer Capriati (USA)[3] 2-6 7-6(6) 6-4 :eek:


HOLY SCHAMOLY! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

OMG!! I stopped following the scores when Jen was 5-1 ahead in the first, I never expected that Weingartner would make a comeback! :o

If I'm not mistaken, this means Kim will be #3 after AO?

luvjcf
01-13-2003, 10:07 AM
Anyway Thanks for interview :wavey: xxfrancine :wavey:

I like your Avata :)

It's really Cool :cool:

vaiva
01-13-2003, 10:26 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
HOLY SCHAMOLY! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

OMG!! I stopped following the scores when Jen was 5-1 ahead in the first, I never expected that Weingartner would make a comeback! :o

If I'm not mistaken, this means Kim will be #3 after AO?

Probably yes :confused: Jen will lose a lot of points and difference between Jen and Kim before the AO was a few hundreds or something

Layla
01-13-2003, 11:01 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
The end :) Happy birthday, Layla, he did it for you!

:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Morning folks! :wavey:

LOL! Thank you! :)

HE WON, HE WON!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

I'm glad I didn't stay up though, those first two sets would have killed me. :eek: So happy he proved my point about mental fortitude. ;)

Congrats darling and thank you for this wonderful present! :kiss:

No sign of Juanqui on Eurosport though. :( I did get to see part of Moya's match and he was impressive indeed even though Norman played very well. Check out these stats:

Moya's winners/UE 31/12 :eek: Only 12 UEs in 3 sets.

Saw Capriati kicked out of the tournament! :eek: But I suppose her first round exits are not that surprising anymore.

Oh and Kafelnikov won 7-6(5) 6-3 4-6 6-3 :)

Layla
01-13-2003, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Hey, Hackie, you posted so many netcam pic here. Do you have time to put all the netcam photo together and start a new thread? Just for recap of each match? Tell me to F*** off if that's too much trouble :D.

That's exactly what I was thinking. It would be a shame to lose all the pics in the depth of the thread, and I don't want to keep them on my computer if I ever get to download any netcam shots. So maybe we could have a thread just for netcam pics from AO. :)

Layla
01-13-2003, 11:18 AM
Congrats Zosse on entering the first circle of dorkdom! :D Here's to many more! http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/party64.gif http://websmileys.bei.t-online.de/party54.gif

And TH, what can I say. Congrats to our new queen! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/queen.gif I bow down before you, your majesty! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/bowdown.gif I trust you will report back what the uncharted territory looks like. ;)

http://www.knuddelqueen.de/jan/muh/congratulations.jpg

Layla
01-13-2003, 12:07 PM
The first photo of the victorious Juanqui:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030113/capt.1042444993australia_open_tennis_mel160.jpg

Juan Carlos Ferrero from Spain glares as he throws his racket during his 7-6, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, victory over Franco Squillari of France at the Australian Open Tennis Championships in Melbourne, Monday, Jan. 13, 2003. (AP Photo/Tony Feder)

Layla
01-13-2003, 12:08 PM
Smiling Anna for Dissident: :)

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030112/capt.1042432929australia_open_tennis_mel131.jpg

Anna Kournikova of Russia jubilates after her first round match against Henrieta Nagyova of Solvakia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Monday, Jan. 13, 2003. Kournikova won the match, 6-1, 6-2. (AP Photo/Steve Holland)

Layla
01-13-2003, 12:09 PM
And Daniela for TH, looking beautiful in white:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030113/capt.1042437073australian_open_tennis_mel143.jpg

Daniela Hantuchova from Slovakia jubilates after her 7-5, 6-7, 6-4, victory over Fabiola Zuluaga from Columbia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Monday, Jan. 13, 2003. (AP Photo/Tony Feder)

vaiva
01-13-2003, 12:25 PM
I found this one to be quite funny :) :

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030112/capt.1042432933australia_open_tennis_mel132.jpg

Anna Kournikova of Russia walks past a poster of herself after her first round match against Henrieta Nagyova of Solvakia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Monday, Jan. 13, 2003. Kournikova won the match, 6-1, 6-2. (AP Photo/Steve Holland)

Layla
01-13-2003, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by zosse
Here's my cheering wave for the players I support (courtesy of the link Lee posted in another thread :)):

http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/MexWave.gif http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/MexWave.gif http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/MexWave.gif

Hi Zosse! :wavey:

Love your Mexican wave. :D So how did your players do?

vaiva
01-13-2003, 12:59 PM
Hi Layla :wavey:

I have mixed emotions. Big disappointment that Dinara Safina lost :mad:. She had many chances but probably needs more experience and matches at his level of play.

But a lot of my favs did well :bounce:
Daniela, Lindsay, Nadia Petrova, Juju, Zhenia, Juanqui, Moya and others march on :)

Marat is playing tonight. I will be keeping my fingers crossed.

How about you? I know at least one good present you've received today :D. Any other happy moments?

Layla
01-13-2003, 01:05 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
A few points:

I know what it's like to have a fave like DiPasquale -- Michel. For all that I worry about Juan Carlos, my worries are doubled, tripled for Michel. I have seen his flashes of brilliance and wish earnestly for him to put it all together and keep his progress from 2001 going in a straight path. The second half of last year was absolutely horrible and so far this year hasn't been too hot either. Its early yet, which is the only thing that keeps me from going completely crazy. I'm not even sure Michel can win a Grand Slam match (maybe at Wimbly, he's always played well on grass for some odd reason), that's how low my confidence has gotten. But I hang on and hope and dream and worry. You guys talked about being too attached to your players, well, I think its in my disposition to be very emotional and attached. I still believe in Michel and always will because I know he can do it. If anyone needs some sports therapy, its him. He seems to have lost himself and his way and he needs some guidance.


Yep, I can relate to that. :) And all I was really trying to express is that having your number one fave in the top 5 is not the worst thing in the word, even though he hasn't won a slam yet. ;) Just trying to add a little perspective. But the lack of respect Juanqui is getting angers me too and like everyone else, I hate to see him give the bastards ammunition. These things can't be helped however. When someone wants to belittle a player, he or she will invariably find something or other to use as the basis for his or her ridicule, and the good results will simply be ignored. That's how you get a warped perspective. If he wins, his haters will say nothing and if he loses, the floodgates open. Nothing to be done about that, it's just how things are. It happens to other players as well.

Hehe, people still ridicule Lleyton after all he's achieved and it doesn't matter that he's been number 1 for 2 years now. ;)

vaiva
01-13-2003, 01:06 PM
Even though I am not a huge fan of Jen, I feel so sorry for her. It's a terrible loss: to be a defending champion and to go out in the first round :sad:. That should hurt her confidence pretty severely and I can imagine that the US media will give her a very hard time as well.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030113/capt.1042456159australia_open_tennis_mel167.jpg

Don't lose your heart, Jen, and come back strong later in the year.

Layla
01-13-2003, 01:12 PM
Originally posted by zosse
Hi Layla :wavey:

I have mixed emotions. Big disappointment that Dinara Safina lost :mad:. She had many chances but probably needs more experience and matches at his level of play.

But a lot of my favs did well :bounce:
Daniela, Lindsay, Nadia Petrova, Juju, Zhenia, Juanqui, Moya and others march on :)

Marat is playing tonight. I will be keeping my fingers crossed.

How about you? I know at least one good present you've received today :D. Any other happy moments?

Well, I'm sad for Dinara, because I like her a lot, but on the other hand I'm very happy my girl Srebotnik won. :)

Oh yeah, lots of happy moments. Grosjean and Santoro both won easily. :D Moya, Kratochvil, Schalken and C. Rochus are my faves that won, also happy about Ancic, Kafelnikov, Nieminen and Escude. :)

And of course Lindsay's fabulous victory, Daniela Anna, Justine all make me smile. :)

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for Marat as well. Tomorrow, two of my faves will be playing against each other for the first time. Di Pasquale vs. O. Rochus, but I'll be cheering for Arnaud like crazy, because he's right at the top of my list of faves. Allez Arnaud! :kiss:

Layla
01-13-2003, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
5-3 Michel -- it's about to end, I think!!

*so very excited, happy, thrilled -- need I go on?*

See, I can get annoying about my faves, too :o

Nice try, but no. :p You just don't have it in you. ;)

Layla
01-13-2003, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by zosse
Even though I am not a huge fan of Jen, I feel so sorry for her. It's a terrible loss: to be a defending champion and to go out in the first round :sad:. That should hurt her confidence pretty severely and I can imagine that the US media will give her a very hard time as well.

Don't lose your heart, Jen, and come back strong later in the year.

I know what you mean. I usually can't stand Jennifer and even I felt sorry for her. :(

Layla
01-13-2003, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by zosse
Becca, we (I) like Paradorn.

I think Hackie was just making a point about his supporters on this board who at times get a bit annoying

Hehe, don't count me in the we. I don't like him, and not just because of his supporters on the ATPworld.

Lee
01-13-2003, 01:42 PM
Good morning Layla & zosse! :wavey:

Can't stay to chat since still preparing Vince to school. Want to check last night's results and Jen lost :eek: I think she really need to regroup big time. To lost in 1st round in first 2 tourny and one is a slam!

vaiva
01-13-2003, 01:43 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Well, I'm sad for Dinara, because I like her a lot, but on the other hand I'm very happy my girl Srebotnik won. :)

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for Marat as well. Tomorrow, two of my faves will be playing against each other for the first time. Di Pasquale vs. O. Rochus, but I'll be cheering for Arnaud like crazy, because he's right at the top of my list of faves. Allez Arnaud! :kiss:

Oh, OK. At least Srebotnik is your girl. Maybe my heart won't hurt so bad now, as this loss is not in vain ;)

I'll reserve my feelings regarding Rochus (I cannot forget Wimbly, not yet) but Arnaud is a fine player. So I'll join you cheering for him for 2 reasons: 1 - because he is playing against Rochus (shame on me :o) and 2 - because your favourite got beaten by my favourite at FO 2002 (kind of compensation ;))

Lee
01-13-2003, 01:47 PM
Originally posted by zosse
I found this one to be quite funny :) :

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030112/capt.1042432933australia_open_tennis_mel132.jpg

Anna Kournikova of Russia walks past a poster of herself after her first round match against Henrieta Nagyova of Solvakia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Monday, Jan. 13, 2003. Kournikova won the match, 6-1, 6-2. (AP Photo/Steve Holland)

I don't think Diss will be happy with this. The magazine in the back voted her the sexist woman in 2002.

vaiva
01-13-2003, 01:49 PM
Hi Lee :wavey:

Good luck packing your boy to school :D. Good to see that you still give him the priority over us even being one more dorkdom cycle further than me. ;)

vaiva
01-13-2003, 01:54 PM
What about this one, Lee? You think Diss will enjoy it or not?

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/nm/20030113/mdf184004.jpg

Anna Kournikova wears a patch on her back during her match against Henrieta Nagyova at the Australian Open January 13, 2003. Kournikova has settled one of the ongoing debates at this year's Australian Open -- the fabled tattoo on her back does not exist. Speculation has been rife that the patch covered a tattoo. (Peter Jones/Reuters)

Lee
01-13-2003, 02:16 PM
I can't say for Diss on this one. He's a fan for Anna K but not the way she was exploited by media on her non-tennis talent. e.g. the magazine behind the first photo. (hope I didn't cross my line for saying this and don't kill me for this, Diss.)

I myself like to watch Anna K play tennis instead of her look. She is talent and actually very hard working (according to lots of tennis people) and it's a shame her look overtakes her other talent.

Lee
01-13-2003, 02:27 PM
Layla just disappeared without a word! With the history of her computer, I'm a bit worried. Hope she just need to go in a hurry and the board was terribly slow at that time.

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 02:28 PM
:wavey: Good morning, all!

LOL, I already feel like I'm running around like a loon and I haven't even been to a class yet! :eek: Last night was -- whoa :eek: This morning I've been collecting pictures of my players (everyone except Ancic had at least two photos :):)) and I still have to update my website for all the news since Jarkko's match!!

I can't believe Cappy lost in the first round!!!!!!! I saw that on Yahoo and my mouth dropped open. Yes I think Kim will be #3 after the Open (at least) but she has semifinal points to defend so I'm not looking at that just yet.

All right I'll finish reading posts now!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by Layla
That's exactly what I was thinking. It would be a shame to lose all the pics in the depth of the thread, and I don't want to keep them on my computer if I ever get to download any netcam shots. So maybe we could have a thread just for netcam pics from AO. :)

I will create the thread this afternoon :) I can't promise I'll remember what order they go in, but I'll do my best :)

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Layla
And TH, what can I say. Congrats to our new queen! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/queen.gif I bow down before you, your majesty! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/bowdown.gif I trust you will report back what the uncharted territory looks like. ;)

LOL, will do :) Any tips as you pass the reigns?

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 02:34 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Nice try, but no. :p You just don't have it in you. ;)

LMAO, did you see the Nieminen match? :D And if I had known Michel was playing I would have been a lot worse.

Though like I said before, I'm terribly thrilled with his performance. Mostly proved everything I said I was worried about yesterday totally wrong. Now all he has to do is bring that kind of fortitude to the matches with the big names and I'll be content :)

vaiva
01-13-2003, 02:51 PM
Originally posted by Lee
I can't say for Diss on this one. He's a fan for Anna K but not the way she was exploited by media on her non-tennis talent. e.g. the magazine behind the first photo. (hope I didn't cross my line for saying this and don't kill me for this, Diss.)

I myself like to watch Anna K play tennis instead of her look. She is talent and actually very hard working (according to lots of tennis people) and it's a shame her look overtakes her other talent.

I think too much has been said regarding Anna, her tennis and non-tennis life. I cannot put all blame on the media as my position in life is very simple. If you feel bad doing something, don't do it as there are always other options in life. I know that I would never want to taste boiled onions with mayonaise and melted fat dressing. And nobody would ever make my try this, unless my life is in real danger.

OK, have to try to work now. Tennis and this board are taking too much time :o

vaiva
01-13-2003, 02:53 PM
Hi TH :wavey:

You must have had a heap of joyful tennis moments yesterday ;)

See you later. Gotta go now.

ILR
01-13-2003, 02:56 PM
Hi guysa quick hello :wavey:

thanks to you all,I am doingOK :)I had a bit of a bad ending to the year!I saw Nico bagel :D :bounce: and Juanqui and Carlos win so far so its been a good day:)As Ive beenat school,I havent checked any other scores.Ill be back later.Hope you had a good day Layla:):):)

Lee
01-13-2003, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by zosse
I think too much has been said regarding Anna, her tennis and non-tennis life. I cannot put all blame on the media as my position in life is very simple. If you feel bad doing something, don't do it as there are always other options in life. I know that I would never want to taste boiled onions with mayonaise and melted fat dressing. And nobody would ever make my try this, unless my life is in real danger.

OK, have to try to work now. Tennis and this board are taking too much time :o

I am not defending Anna K. It's her choice to post for those pic.

Lee
01-13-2003, 03:06 PM
Hi Emma! :wavey: How's school so far?

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:02 PM
Everyone is recovering from last night? Pretty quiet here!

Just watched a few games of Jen's match. From the interview, she talked about her eye surgery make her eyes so sensitive that limited her practise. She even said if she's not defending, she may not come... That may explain her losing matches but definitely not an excuse for out of form, not game form but physical. So far, she still seems to be quite fast on her feet. May be becos it still early in the game and Weingartner was not giving her much trouble so far.

She is definitely overweight, I am not looking for a slim body from her like Anna K or Martina Hingis, but compare to her last year AO, she seems ballooned. She may not be able to practise on outdoor tennis court, but she definitely can work out in a gym and keep a good diet like most atheletes do.

Lindsay also is a big bone girl and she was off much longer than Jen but somehow she's slimmer and stronger when she came back from injury cos she took care of that with a very careful diet and customerize exercise. It may be difficult but as a professional athelete, this is the price to pay.

ILR
01-13-2003, 05:10 PM
Hi Lee :wavey:

school is OK :) and Im here to share my poem with you all I wrote it last night so bear that in mind ;)

ILR
01-13-2003, 05:17 PM
The pressure's on Hewitt
They ask can he do it
Many warriors he will have to fend.
But these 5 other men
Will push him again
And challenge him right til the end.

First there's Marat Safin
And he will be laughing
If he takes this slam by the neck.
Hes a man on a mission,
Wants this competition
But its never easy to wipe the whole deck

Andre Agassi
Ranked at number 3
would hate a Grand Slam defeat.
Hes still very fast
Just like in the past
I tell you,hes not easy to beat.

Then theres Juanqui of Spain
Who would so love to gain
This title which lies here in Oz
He'll fight all the way
With his exqusite way
But its never easy because

Moya seeded at 5
With passion and drive
Will fight for the trophy to kiss
If he captures his game
The world will remember his name
But beware of the 6th seeded Swiss

Roger's the Swiss
And he'd hate to miss
A chance to be a winner this time
Out of all of the shots
Not one hes not got
Hopefully all these 6 will shine.

Many others can claim
The glamour and fame
With a ranking below number 6
Anybody can win
Let the Open begin
And watch out for a Grand Slam of tricks :)


Ill be back soon,just got to finish some work

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:21 PM
And for North America viewers, tonight's feature matches on ESPN2 at 9:30pm ET will be Serena vs Emilie Loit and Hewitt vs Magnus Larrson.

Sorry Rogi fans, may be there is a few highlight of Rogi's play or if Rogi really goes the distance (which none of us want), we may see him play.

They may show a bit of Marat's play when at a crunching point or if I get really lucky, a few seconds with Guga :D

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:49 PM
And who else other than Pandy will be featured in Tuesday 2pm ET on ESPN.

Lee
01-13-2003, 05:52 PM
Anymore coming, Emma?

ILR
01-13-2003, 05:54 PM
but I finished now for a bit and Im back :)

ILR
01-13-2003, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Anymore coming, Emma?

um I dont have any written out yet,but soon probably :)

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:01 PM
Since it's so quiet here, may be I bore everyone with report on Jen Cap's match last night. Just finish watching from 2nd set. She let Weingartner come back from 3-0, 2 breaks down in 2nd set and Weingartner definitely gained lots of confidence from it and she became more aggressive in attacking especial on weak serve from Jen, she would go for winners on return. When at 6-6 TB, Jen committed the unforgivable mistake, DF and gave Weingartner a set point and she closed the set with an ue from Jen.

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 06:05 PM
Good morning, everyone! :D :wavey:

ILR
01-13-2003, 06:08 PM
Hi Allan :wavey:

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:12 PM
Good Morning Allan! :wavey:

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:25 PM
Just an interesting observation. There are more bagels in men's single than women's 6-3 which is a real surprise.

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 06:27 PM
Hi Lee and ILR! :D

That is surprising, Lee, I woudn't have expected it myself, too!

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 06:28 PM
*looks at his post count*

Hrmm.... quite a lot of effort left before I am worthy of the third level of dorkdom.....

ILR
01-13-2003, 06:29 PM
and Nico got 2!:D well 6-0 6-4 6-0 is 2 to me anyway ;):bounce:

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:37 PM
Allan, yesterday you were talking about cooking for one and how difficult it was. If you like eggs, I have a very simple microwave scramble egg which I develop myself, interest?

ILR
01-13-2003, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
*looks at his post count*

Hrmm.... quite a lot of effort left before I am worthy of the third level of dorkdom.....

:o its not too late to save yourself!

*looks at own post count* ;)

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
*looks at his post count*

Hrmm.... quite a lot of effort left before I am worthy of the third level of dorkdom.....

*look at own post count and days joined*

I can always look up to Layla and TH!

Lee
01-13-2003, 06:48 PM
Now ESPN2 throw in a little treat with 15 minutes of Anna K's match yesterday. CU later.

ILR
01-13-2003, 06:50 PM
bye Lee!:wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-13-2003, 06:52 PM
Oops, was reading on WTAworld. Thanks for the offer Lee, but I don't eat eggs! :o

:wavey: Lee! :)


Save myself? Hrmm I dunno.... I always thought 3000 was a nice round number I could aim for LOL

Lee
01-13-2003, 07:04 PM
I'm back from Anna K's match. She's playing very well. Both fh and bh are confident. Serve was a surprising 86% first serve in.

ILR
01-13-2003, 07:09 PM
yeah I read that and she made no double faults either.In the interview they were hassling her about her "tattoo"

Lee
01-13-2003, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
yeah I read that and she made no double faults either.In the interview they were hassling her about her "tattoo"

Those reporters have nothing better to do!

And I find it's very annoying that it's extreme slow just to get into this thread. The other threads does not seem to have the same problem. :fiery: :fiery:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 07:18 PM
Originally posted by zosse
Hi TH :wavey:

You must have had a heap of joyful tennis moments yesterday ;)

See you later. Gotta go now.

Oh yes I did :) Never before have all of my players won on the same day in a Grand Slam! Today was hell trying to update my website before play began again, but that's the problem of having 5 players on one day, I suppose. Today the last three are playing, but I don't think I'll be up to do scores for all of the matches -- I'll be here for Kimmy, though!!

All of them are playing on show courts, I was surprised :eek: Kim is on Vodafone, Gasquet is on Show Court 2 and James is on Margaret Court Arena. It would be a prime opportunity to collect netcam pictures.

Lee
01-13-2003, 07:20 PM
Hi TH! :wavey:

ILR
01-13-2003, 07:20 PM
Hi Hackie :wavey:

Lee
01-13-2003, 07:29 PM
OK! I can't stand this board anymore! It's soooooooooo slow for this thread. I better rest a bit before Vince is home. Hopefully can be around when Guga play.

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 07:36 PM
Yes, this place has been slow :mad: but it's better now.

ILR, wonderful poem! You are very talented :)

:o:o:o Look up to me, eh? I think I'm just the Supreme Dork Queen for all my posts. :o:o:o

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 07:37 PM
Here's the article on JennyCap:

Capriati ousted in first round at Australian Open

January 13, 2003

MELBOURNE, Australia (Ticker) - Jennifer Capriati's quest for three straight Australian Open titles came to an end Monday with a first-round loss to Germany's Marlene Weingartner.

The third-seeded Capriati became the first defending champion ousted in the first round of the Australian Open with a 2-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4 defeat in the first evening match in Rod Laver Arena.

Steffi Graf was the last women's title holder to lose in the first round of a Grand Slam when she fell to Lori McNeil at Wimbledon in 1994.

Second seeds Andre Agassi and Venus Williams recorded straight-sets victories earlier in the day.

Capriati came into the season's first Grand Slam in poor form, having lost her only match of the year at the warm-up event in Sydney last week. Her preparations for the new season were restricted by operations to both her eyes a week after the 2002 season-ending WTA Championships in Los Angeles.

"I would have to say the recovery time wasn't enough, and I feel like I just didn't give myself enough chance to fully prepare," she said. "Probably if I wasn't the defending champion I wouldn't have shown up. I probably should have considered that."

Capriati had pterygium removed. Pterygium is a growth of scar tissue and blood vessels on the sun-exposed surface of the eye. The condition is caused from excess exposure to the sun and makes vision cloudy.

"I think they're OK now," Capriati said of her eyes. "I'm getting back to feeling normal again. I would say a few weeks, maybe a month. I had the procedure done a week after I played in LA. I had pterygiums removed in both eyes and had stiches in both eyes. For two weeks, basically I was in the dark because I couldn't be in the sunlight because my eyes were too sensitive.

"I'm not trying to make excuses, that's for sure. But I have to say it had a lot to do with my preparation for coming here."

Capriati has not won a tournament since her triumph here a year ago, when she overcame excessive heat and Martina Hingis to win her third Grand Slam crown. She became the first woman to save four match points in a final of a major.

"In a lot of ways I'm disappointed of course but I've got to look on the positive side," the 26-year-old American said. "I came here as defending champion and maybe I didn't feel quite myself but I but myself on the line anyway and I have to give myself credit for that...even if I went out the loser."

Capriati looked to be in charge against the 90th-ranked player in the world. She won the first set easily and owned a 4-2 advantage in the second, but soon wilted in the heat and humidity.

"Physically I felt I started to get a bit tired (in the second set) and she just got on a roll there," Capriati said. "I felt the momentum swing and physically and mentally I wasn't quite there I guess."

Weingartner won the second set in a tiebreaker and broke serve in the final game to record her first victory over Capriati in two meetings.

"In the beginning, everythnig was a little bit new to me, because I have never played on this court and it was a total different atmosphere," the 23-year-old said. "But I really like this atmosphere, and just needed a little bit of time to get into it and get my rhythm. I just stayed in the match and fought. That was the key."

The Australian Open is Weingartner's best Grand Slam. She reached the fourth round here last year and the third round two years ago - the only times she has passed the second round at a major.

"I worked very hard for the last couple of months and I think I deserved it," Weingartner said. "I played really well and just went for it - not think much, just hit the ball, and it comes. I played point by point and just tried to put her under pressure a lot."

Other than Capriati's loss, the first day featured featured few upsets.

Williams made her 2003 debut Monday with a 6-4, 6-2 56-minute victory over 17-year-old Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.

"I think I'm doing well," Williams said. "I just think that I'm a little rusty going out there. At times, I shined through, at times I was my old self. At other times, I just had some errors coming in. I didn't expect to be 100 percent in this match, but in the next one I expect to be at least 150."

Williams fell in the quarterfinals here last year and lost the finals at the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open to younger sister Serena.

Serena Williams, who won seven titles last season, makes her 2003 season debut Monday. The 22-year-old American has not lost before the quarterfinals in her four previous visits to Melbourne.

"I was really just rushing out there," Venus Williams said of her play on Monday. "I wasn't able to slow time down in my mind. I was just so ahead of myself. I really want to work on when I go out there being calm. If I can do that I'll play much, much better."

Also, fifth seed Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium dispatched Myriam Casanova of Switzerland, 6-3, 6-4; No. 7 Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia overcame Fabiola Zuluaga of Colombia, 7-5, 6-7 (3-7), 6-4; and No. 9 Lindsay Davenport of the United States crushed Camille Pin of France, 6-2, 6-1, in 52 minutes.

Davenport, the 2000 champion, missed last year's edition due to right knee surgery. She reached the final last week at Sydney but has not won a title since her comeback in July.

"I'm in good shape," Davenport said. "I feel like I'm hitting the ball well. I just have to compete a little bit better in the bigger matches. Since I've been back from surgery I've felt like I've played really well, but in some matches I haven't hung in there as well as I should have. I need to be going out there being more aggressive. I felt like I've come back a lot better than I thought I would. I'm actually ecstatic with where I am in my game.

The 26-year-old American feels she is beginning to find the form that brought her three Grand Slam crowns.

"Now that I've played a lot of tournaments, I feel more comfortable in some closer situations," she said. "It's just a mind-set I think. Once you pull through a few, the confidence you gain is invaluable and a lot of times that pushes you through the next few tournaments and matches."

Davenport has come to Melbourne with a new coach. She recently split amicably from her coach of seven years, Robert Van't Hof, and is now working with fiancee Jon Leach's older brother, Rick, a former player on the men's tour.

"We're not striving to change anything major in my game," Davenport said. "I've had a lot of success with what I have. I'm just trying to do the things I do well even better."

In a matchup between two non-seeded players, popular Russian Anna Kournikova thrashed Slovakian Henrieta Nagyova, 6-1, 6-2.

Kournikova lost in the first round at all four Grand Slams last year as she tried to bounce back from a broken foot. On Monday, she won her first match in a major since reaching the quarterfinals here two years ago.

"I think that I'm getting better mentally and better just in general understanding the game, with growing up and getting more experience," Kournikova said. "But definitely I can be much better physically. There are ups and downs and I'm going to have to work hard for it to be good for a long period of time.

"A year ago when I came back I was (ranked) like 100 or something. This time around I'm something like 40. My goal has been to get back to the same ranking where I was before getting injured in 2000, so it's still the same, to get back to the top 10."

Still without a singles title since turning professional in 1995, the 21-year-old has always created more of a stir with her looks and personality than her tennis. On Monday, she put to rest the rumor that she got a tattoo on the small of her back and was covering it up with a bandage.

"I've been wearing a heat patch for about two years now," Kournikova said. "I have a chronic back pain. It just happens to be that my skirt is pretty low right now, and everybody sees the patch."

Agassi cruised past fellow American Brian Vahaly, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3, in his first match here since winning his second straight Australian Open crown in 2001. He was forced to pull out on the eve of last year's event with a wrist injury.

"It felt real good (to be out there again)," Agassi said. "I even felt a little bit nervous going out there because, unfortunately, it's been a lot longer than I wish it was. It was good to get out there again."

"(Last year's event) turned out to be a big tournament to miss. It always is when you miss a Grand Slam, but even more so last year because it would have helped my chances of finishing No. 1."

Agassi is bidding to become only the fourth player to capture four men's singles titles in the history of this event. However, age could be a factor for 32-year-old American.

"I think at this stage I've very prepared for whatever's required of me physically and mentally to get through a tournament like this," he said. "The day of recovery is crucial. I think in many cases it's harder for me to play a tournament where I'm playing six matches in seven days, even if they're two-out-of-three (sets). Just the recovery time and the way your body starts responding as you get older definitely changes."

The former world No. 1, making his 50th Grand Slam appearance, did not play an official warm-up tournament but won the exhibition event last week at Kooyong. He did the same before his last two title runs.

Agassi's next foe will be Korean Hyung-Taik Lee, who notched a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 win over Spain's David Ferrer. Lee came to Melbourne fresh off his first career triumph at the Adidas International in Sydney.

"He (Lee) has been playing great tennis," Agassi said. "It's great to see tennis carried to other parts of the world. He's a great ambassador and I look forward to the challenge."

Three seeded Spaniards eased into the second round. No. 4 Juan Carlos Ferrero defeated Argentina's Franco Squillari, 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-2, 6-3; fifth seed and 1997 finalist Carlos Moya topped Belgium's Dick Norman, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4; and eighth seed Albert Costa, the reigning French Open champion, got past David Prinosil of Germany, 6-4, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5).

One of the hottest players on tour, No. 11 Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand, posted a 7-5, 6-4, 1-6, 6-0 victory over Austrian Jurgen Melzer.

Srichaphan enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2002, capturing two titles and reaching two other finals. He started this year by winning at Chennai two weeks ago and reaching the quarterfinals last week at Sydney.

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 07:39 PM
All right, while this place is still speedy, I'll be working on the netcam thread :)

ILR
01-13-2003, 07:47 PM
Thanks Hackie :):o I wrote it in bed lol.

Vera
01-13-2003, 08:00 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:

This place is incredibly slow. So I think I'll just post one big post. I'm watching JenJen's match btw. They are in the 2nd and Jen is still in a comfy lead. Funny that all the commentators are talking about stuffs here and there and not really commenting the match, like they lost the interest to talk about it. Of course, they already established the fact that Weingartner is a "lesser" player, not worthy of much commentating. Anyway, I'm pretty shocked and felt sorry for JenJen. I'm pretty indifferent to her but she's never on my "want to be upset" list.

Moving on, Emma, your poem is really great :D.

Okay, I think Francise or maybe someone else posted Juanqui's interview which has nothing to say about his match. So I checked the Spanish site. He did talk about the match, saying that he's feeling a little tired. I'll posted the translation

Ferrero: "Juan has been a very hard party" Carlos Ferrero, who obtained happens to the second round of the Opened one of Australia after prevailing in the initial day to the Frank Argentinean Squillari in four sets (7-6, 3-6, 6-2 and 6-3), he recognized that he had accused the fatigue after the end of the match of Sydney that disputed Saturday the past and that the encounter in front of the Latin American was "very hard". "it has been a very hard party and me it has cost a concerted effort to impose to me to Squillari. The Argentinean has a very powerful right, one of the best ones of the circuit and while he has worked to him I have had numerous difficulties ", the Valencian explained. The fourth favorite of the first Grand Slam of the season recognized that the Argentinean both paid the effort of first sets and "I took advantage of the moment to prevail". "During some moments I have accused the fatigue and the effort of the last Saturday in the end of the match of Sydney. Nevertheless, I have been well and I have been able to solve the party whatsoever ", emphasized Ferrero. The first Spanish tennis player in the world-wide classification, that the last season could not dispute the Open one of Australia as a result of an injury, recognized that agusto in this match feels. "It is a match that I like. I enjoy the atmosphere, people and yet. I am very contented to be here and hope to arrive far ", ventured the Spanish tennis player.

If you are interested in the Spanish one, see the link:
http://www.terra.es/deportes/articulo/html/dpo7777.htm

Am happy about yesterday, the 2 disappointment is Tommy R and Thomas E. But can't have them all win. I like Moya's chance. I hope he likes seafood cos he's gonna eat that fish in the 2nd round.

Also read Wertheim, thought this is funny:
Some quotables from last week. Jan-Michael Gambill after he was asked about pulling a Ron Artest on a racket during a match in Auckland: "Smashing a racket is no big deal. Hey, it's my racquet. I broke it, picked it up, then bent it in half and the fans seemed to like that. I liked breaking it in half. Are we that wussy a sport that we can't break a racket?" (This, of course, makes JMG the first adult ever to use the word "wussy" and call someone a "witch" within the span of six months.) ... After Carlos Moya beat James Blake in Sydney, the Spaniard was asked about Blake's looks by one of the Mike Wallaces in the press gallery. "I think he's really sexy, too,"

Ken Doll, that's the thing I don't like, those players like JMG and ADick, doing things obviously to please the fans :rolleyes: .

And Moya's comment on Blake :D. Wonder if he said it with a straight face.

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 08:23 PM
Webcam thread finished!!! :):):)

Layla
01-13-2003, 08:24 PM
Hi guys! :wavey:

I'm back from the movies. :)

Did you know that on Eurosport, Wilander named Juanqui as one of the favorites. He said Hewitt, Moya, Ferrero, Agassi and possibly Safin. :D

And when asked that question, Moya also named Ferrero first. ;)

Rogi on the other hand named everyone else BUT him. :(

ILR
01-13-2003, 08:25 PM
Rogi on the other hand named everyone else BUT him.

Hi Layla :wavey:

Oh hes so modest!:hearts: ;)

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 08:27 PM
:wavey: Hi, Layla!

Wow!! I also read the Day 1 Summary from ausopen.org and they named Juanqui as a favorite, too :eek: All of this sudden recognition :eek::eek::eek:

Layla
01-13-2003, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by zosse
Oh, OK. At least Srebotnik is your girl. Maybe my heart won't hurt so bad now, as this loss is not in vain ;)

I'll reserve my feelings regarding Rochus (I cannot forget Wimbly, not yet) but Arnaud is a fine player. So I'll join you cheering for him for 2 reasons: 1 - because he is playing against Rochus (shame on me :o) and 2 - because your favourite got beaten by my favourite at FO 2002 (kind of compensation ;))

Yeah, I can understand about Rochus. And those reasons sound sensible. ;) And a might fine match that was (the RG one, not Wimbledon). Very entertaining.

Layla
01-13-2003, 08:39 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hi Layla :wavey:

Oh hes so modest!:hearts: ;)

LOL Emma, that's not what I meant. I didn't say he said HIMSELF, by him I was referring to Juanqui. :( He named everyone else but Juanqui. :(

Aaaah, this site is moving ever so slowly. I might have to come back later.

ILR
01-13-2003, 08:41 PM
lol :o Oh naughty Rogi :mad: Ill have to sort him out for you Layla ;)

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 08:41 PM
The site moving slowly seems to come and go -- I've been patient and it speeds up again.

It can be a pain when trying to reply to posts, though :(

Layla
01-13-2003, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey: Hi, Layla!

Wow!! I also read the Day 1 Summary from ausopen.org and they named Juanqui as a favorite, too :eek: All of this sudden recognition :eek::eek::eek:

Hi TH! :wavey:

Isn't it wierd? :eek: Maybe it's because he was in the Sydney final and he's rolling off people's tongues naturally at the moment. ;)

Layla
01-13-2003, 08:43 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
lol :o Oh naughty Rogi :mad: Ill have to sort him out for you Layla ;)

You do that Emma! ;) Remember, be gentle!

ILR
01-13-2003, 08:45 PM
Originally posted by Layla
You do that Emma! ;) Remember, be gentle!

rest assured Layla,I will, be but seeing as he is being mean ;)

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 08:47 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Hi TH! :wavey:

Isn't it wierd? :eek: Maybe it's because he was in the Sydney final and he's rolling off people's tongues naturally at the moment. ;)

I have to admit it threw me. On the one hand it's nice that he's finally being recognized for his abilities off the clay, but on the other hand, it's weird to suddenly have to share him :eek: I mean, its as if no one thought in a million years he could get to the final in Sydney -- like he was a new face in the crowd, or something!

Layla
01-13-2003, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Layla just disappeared without a word! With the history of her computer, I'm a bit worried. Hope she just need to go in a hurry and the board was terribly slow at that time.

No, no, nothing wrong with my computer. I thought I was all alone and the board was moving slowly. I had to go to lunch with my mom and my auntie. Sorry to have worried you. :(

Layla
01-13-2003, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I have to admit it threw me. On the one hand it's nice that he's finally being recognized for his abilities off the clay, but on the other hand, it's weird to suddenly have to share him :eek: I mean, its as if no one thought in a million years he could get to the final in Sydney -- like he was a new face in the crowd, or something!

Well I prefer him to be widely recongnized, respected and popular, so I'm actually glad to hear him being mentioned as a favorite. :) I don't mind sharing him. ;)

ILR
01-13-2003, 09:06 PM
Well I have to go to bed soon :wavey: goodnight all and good luck to whoever will be playing whilst Im asleep!

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 09:09 PM
Goodnight, ILR :wavey: You can't even stay up to watch Rogi? :( We'll cheer for him for you, then! :)

ILR
01-13-2003, 09:11 PM
Im not allowed :( I have school but thanks for cheering for him!

Layla
01-13-2003, 09:11 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LOL, will do :) Any tips as you pass the reigns?

Just be yourself. :D And don't have any computer problems. ;);)

Layla
01-13-2003, 09:12 PM
Goodnight Emma! I'll cheer for him too, even though he has no respect for Juanqui. :p;) Sweet dreams! :wavey:

ferrerogrrl
01-13-2003, 09:13 PM
Happy belated B-Day, Layla! :) Juanqui won for you :D

ferrerogrrl
01-13-2003, 09:15 PM
Jem- I went to your website but I couldn't view the pic of Juanqui with his dad and sis b/c I'm not a member. Can u post it here on the pics thread? thanks =)

Layla
01-13-2003, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LMAO, did you see the Nieminen match? :D And if I had known Michel was playing I would have been a lot worse.

Though like I said before, I'm terribly thrilled with his performance. Mostly proved everything I said I was worried about yesterday totally wrong. Now all he has to do is bring that kind of fortitude to the matches with the big names and I'll be content :)

No, I didn't see Juanqui, Jarkko or Michel, not even for a second. :( I mostly fastforwarded through those 8 hours of tape I had from last night. Mostly Srichaphan, Agassi and Venus. :rolleyes:

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 09:24 PM
Well, I'm about to be dragged off to dinner, but I'll be back earlier than usual probably, as almost all of my friends have a class right after dinner.

So see you when I get back, to help cheer for our players :wavey:

Layla
01-13-2003, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by ferrerogrrl
Happy belated B-Day, Layla! :) Juanqui won for you :D

Thanks! :) It's not belated, it's still going on. ;)

Layla
01-13-2003, 09:26 PM
Bye TH! Enjoy your dinner! :wavey:

The action starts in half an hour right?

Layla
01-13-2003, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Webcam thread finished!!! :):):)

Awesome! I'll check it out. :bounce:

Errr, I'd like to ask you a favor. If you happen to come accross any netcam shots of DiP, could you save them for me please? I don't mean that you have to go looking for them, but if you do notice them I'd be very grateful. :) He's third on court 4. Oh wait, come to think of it, maybe court 4 doesn't have a netcam at all. :(

Layla
01-13-2003, 10:02 PM
Emma, that poem was brilliant! :D A great opening to our very own coverage of the Australian Open.

Lee
01-13-2003, 10:02 PM
Hi Layla! Has your birthday officially over in your time zone? Can't stay, Vince will be home very soon! But I'll leave the computer on :D :D

TennisHack
01-13-2003, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Errr, I'd like to ask you a favor. If you happen to come accross any netcam shots of DiP, could you save them for me please? I don't mean that you have to go looking for them, but if you do notice them I'd be very grateful. :) He's third on court 4. Oh wait, come to think of it, maybe court 4 doesn't have a netcam at all. :(

I don't think there's a netcam on court 4 :( just the show courts. But sure, I'll save pictures of whoever you guys would like me to :) I might put Kimmy's match up too, depending on how she does.

Layla
01-13-2003, 10:19 PM
Yes, it's over now. :( *sigh* It was fun while it lasted. ;) Take care of Vince! :)