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Lee
01-16-2003, 02:41 AM
Seems Safin will close out the match soon and Rogi is in cruise control.

Vera
01-16-2003, 02:42 AM
YAY, Marat won :bounce:

Lee
01-16-2003, 02:44 AM
I forget Lindsay is playing double tonight and she & Lisa won.

Vera
01-16-2003, 02:44 AM
Well, I'm gonna go get ready for my TV coverage. I see that Roddick is on MCA and he's up right after Martina's double. I think Rdick's match is inevitable *sign*. Oh well, I'll just cheer hard for Voinea.

Rogi will cruise thru, I think.

Night guys. :wavey:

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 02:45 AM
Rogi's well on his way to a bagel :eek:

*loves being a good luck charm :D*

Lee
01-16-2003, 02:46 AM
What's wrong with this year's tennis clothes?

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 02:51 AM
Who is that, and what's the complaint about his outfit? :confused:

Lee
01-16-2003, 02:54 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Who is that, and what's the complaint about his outfit? :confused:

He's Stepanek. I just hate that color. It's ugly. (probably also cos he's giving Guga really hard time)

RogiFan
01-16-2003, 03:00 AM
:D

WOO HOO!

Rogi won the 2nd set 6-0!! A BAGEL!!!

Keep cruisin, honey!!! ;)

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 03:02 AM
LOL!! Rogi bagelled. Dani & Meghann won the first set tiebreaker :)

Jarkko is now playing doubs, but their serve was just broken. And :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: Toddy & Nico are down to Ken Doll and Ken's Friend!

Lee
01-16-2003, 03:02 AM
Guga down another break. :sad:

RogiFan
01-16-2003, 03:05 AM
:D :bounce:

Yay, Marat won!!!

Now Jarkko started his doubles, Hackie!

And VAMOS Vicente vs. Chela [I root for Spaniards, even this one who likes to stick out his tongue for his ID card in TO02! -- que loco!]

GUGA still struggling? Wow, long match! :p Kimmie will be waiting a long time... GO, Chanda!! and Eleni!!;)

Lee
01-16-2003, 03:09 AM
Guga lost in 5. Lost his last 2 service games. Can't stay on anymore! :sad: :sad: :sad:

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 03:10 AM
Oh, Dissident :sad:

Oh, Guga :sad:

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 03:19 AM
Dani & Meghann are about to win their match :)

James is also playing doubles now. Jarkko is still down a break but fighting :)

RogiFan
01-16-2003, 03:23 AM
:) Go, Dani and Meghann!!!

Come on Jarkko!!!

Poor Guga! That nasty Stepanek!!!

Hope Nalby loses his next match!!!

Rogi up 4-2 in the 3rd!! ;)

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 03:25 AM
Dani won! :) 7-6, 6-1 :D

James won the first set 6-4! Jarkko lost the first set by the same margin :(

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 03:31 AM
YAYYY!! Kimeke's up 2-0! :bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 03:32 AM
Chanda got bagelled :eek::eek:

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 03:40 AM
Rogi wins it in three! :) See, I am a decent good luck charm :)

Kimmy's on her way to a bagel -- guess she was anxious to get out there and play!! She also has doubles later today.

Jarkko is up a break in the second set :D :bounce::bounce:

James is on serve 1-all in the second :)

RogiFan
01-16-2003, 03:44 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Rogi wins it in three! :) See, I am a decent good luck charm :)

Kimmy's on her way to a bagel -- guess she was anxious to get out there and play!! She also has doubles later today.

Jarkko is up a break in the second set :D :bounce::bounce:

James is on serve 1-all in the second :)

YES ROGI!!! Won't ILR and Mrs. B. be happy too!! I posted some netcam pix on the Rogi forum -- when they finally had them!

Yay, Kimmie!!! I really want her to win it all!

How's Serena doing btw? I better check my tape... ;)

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 03:49 AM
Kim's got her first bagel and is looking to double her fun :D She took that first set in 15 minutes :eek::eek::eek: If she takes the second in 15, I'll be around to see it :)

James still on serve (2-3 in the second), Jarkko still up a break (4-2 in the second). Gooooo boys!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Dissident
01-16-2003, 03:53 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Ooh, I don't like Canas either. TMS Canada was a nightmare :eek:

And if Dissident ever makes his way back here, I want him to answer my question. I have never paid attention to Coria but I don't want him to be a huge threat to Jarkko. At least with Nikolay and Zhenya I knew what we were up against.
Hmm, Coria is hard to predict.
Im sure this is gonna be a hell of a match. Im puzzled about whom to pick. Jarkko had a very good win, but so did Mago beating a fellow Argentine and stuff. And Coria can really play well on hard courts.
I think Jarkko is still the more fragile of both mentally (although Coria is not a lot better), but his serve is loads more of a weapon. Coria is smart and patient sometimes, but rushes the game when he gets under pressure.

Hard to predict, really hard to predict...

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 03:57 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Hmm, Coria is hard to predict.
Im sure this is gonna be a hell of a match. Im puzzled about whom to pick. Jarkko had a very good win, but so did Mago beating a fellow Argentine and stuff. And Coria can really play well on hard courts.
I think Jarkko is still the more fragile of both mentally (although Coria is not a lot better), but his serve is loads more of a weapon. Coria is smart and patient sometimes, but rushes the game when he gets under pressure.

Hard to predict, really hard to predict...

Really, you think Jarkko is more mentally vulnerable? His midmatch lapses are all that I really see wrong with his game, especially now that he's cleaned up the foot faults :D

Thanks for the points, though, I'll keep that in mind as I watch the scores tomorrow night. No way in hell this will ever be on TV :rolleyes: I'm kinda hoping that it's not a 5 setter, but knowing Jarkko . . .

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 03:58 AM
OMG, Kimmy is up 6-0, 5-0 in 30 minutes :eek:

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 04:00 AM
Triple match point Kim :eek:

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 04:00 AM
AND MANDULA DOUBLE FAULTS!! :eek:

Kimeke just earned her first double bagel of the year :eek::eek::eek: in 35 minutes!!

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 04:02 AM
:bounce::bounce::bounce:

Puss-in-Boots
01-16-2003, 04:04 AM
OMG!!! Kimmy double-bagelled Mandula! :eek: :eek:

Puss-in-Boots
01-16-2003, 04:06 AM
I can't believe it.... Kimmy won her second round match in less than the time I took to write an angry email to the Scholarships Office! :eek:

:wavey: thread! I am still in the heat of battle here.... spoke to the Student Association this morning, and they said if the Scholarships Office ain't gonna give me no satisfaction, they're going to release the hounds! :devil:

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 04:08 AM
James won his doubles match, but Jarkko lost his :(

Oh, well, guess its time to concentrate on singles :D

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 04:10 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
:wavey: thread! I am still in the heat of battle here.... spoke to the Student Association this morning, and they said if the Scholarships Office ain't gonna give me no satisfaction, they're going to release the hounds! :devil:

Hey hey!!! Nice to have some institution has your back :D

Unfortunately, I have to go now as I have to get up early tomorrow. I'll leave you on those many good notes :)

See you tomorrow :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-16-2003, 04:11 AM
:sad: :sad: I'm sorry Guga lost :( the only time I wasn't going to cheer for him was if he played Lleyton....but I'm still :eek: at Kim! She's only dropped 3 games the entire tournament so far! :eek:

Puss-in-Boots
01-16-2003, 04:11 AM
Cya later, TH! :) :wavey:

Dissident
01-16-2003, 04:13 AM
Now that you said, TH, I guess Jarkko has he edge on the mental too.
But Coria can be a genious when he is 100%. Too bad he usually isnt. I saw him play at 100% a couple of times, and he can be incredibly consistent.
But also, he can throw a ton of bad plays and start rushing every point.

Maybe I should wait till tomorrow to say somethig, my brain is fried. :sad:

Im going to bed. Its gonna be better. :wavey:

Vera
01-16-2003, 05:01 AM
Guga lost :sad: I was gonna pick him in my team :sad:

The TV coverage had bored me to tears. For the love of God, can I have just maybe an hour on TV when I can watch someone like Safin or Federer or someone not from South Florida? I'm just pissed that I'm not having any fun watching any tennis and the first week is almost over :sad:.

Okay, I'm going back to watch something, and hopefully, someone out there hear my prayer.

Good night thread :wavey:

Chloe le Bopper
01-16-2003, 10:04 AM
Some unrelated tennis bits -

REgarding ranks:

Blake can make the top 20, if not this tournament, then in the next month or two. He is a mere 200 points off atm.

Nalbandian is almost a lock for the top ten. He's 100 points of Henman, and did nothing of note before Estoril. Its not a total lock, but as close to a lock as you are going to get.

Jarkko can pop the top 30 with another match win.

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 01:10 PM
:wavey: Good morning, thread!

Rebecca, thanks for the interesting ranking notes :) I've been following James & Jarkko and am relieved that they aren't doing a backward slide :) Jarkko is poised to become the highest-ever ranked Finnish tennis player, and its all very exciting! :) I didn't realize he was that close to the Top 30, though -- he was in the 30s and 40s for most of last season.

And Nalbandian at the top! :eek: I don't think anybody saw that coming before Wimbly. Many congrats to him :)

Diss, I hope you're feeling better today, I know it takes time to get over a bad match loss :( I'm already getting excited for Jarkko's match tonight, and I don't even know if I'll be around to see it :eek::o

Mrs. B has written another update in her thread :)

And on that note, I guess I'll be going.

Later :wavey:

Layla
01-16-2003, 02:06 PM
Hi everyone! :wavey:

Not a particularly good day for me. :( On top of everything, my computer froze again. :sad: It's working now so hopefully it was just a one-time thing and not the return of my recurrent problem. *fingers crossed* But I'm nervous as hell and just managed to calm down. I really don't need this now.

I can't believe Guga lost. :sad: I'm so sorry Dissident! :( *hug* My other faves among the men fared ok thanks to Hewitt, Schüttler, Blake and Safin, although I did lose Olivier Rochus.

But women were a disaster, expect for Kimmy who white-washed her opponent! :eek: :D Well done Kimmy! :bounce: But Seles lost because she twisted her ankle, :sad: Maja Matevzic retired :sad: and Mary Pierce lost even though she managed to bagel Rubin. :(

But still, Guga was the most devastating loss yesterday. :sad: Damn Stepanek! :fiery: I hope Hewitt puts you in your place! :p

Layla
01-16-2003, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy

:wavey: thread! I am still in the heat of battle here.... spoke to the Student Association this morning, and they said if the Scholarships Office ain't gonna give me no satisfaction, they're going to release the hounds! :devil:

Well that's good to hear! I'm glad you can count on your Student Association. :) Good luck with your fight!

vaiva
01-16-2003, 02:55 PM
Hi thread :wavey:

I'm just dropping in to see if everyone has already recovered after yesterday's biggest disappointment. *hugs* *hugs* *hugs* (yes, I mean Guga's loss - hey, I'm hugging myself too :o so I'm lucky that nobody can see me). Now I hope the Czech can take out the Potato to make any use of this upset :D (although, very unlikely it will happen)

My Marat marches on, with some hiccups and he'll need to play better against Rainer Schuettler. I can only hope he'll bring Dr. Hyde on court on Saturday ;)

Nice picture thread, TH ;) It can get pretty big quite soon if JCF continues to play so well.

Now I must get back to work. Layla was complaining about the unexpected work load thrown at her. What can I say - yesterday I received another horrifying assignment: to translate ~50 pages in small print copied from the book on biotechnology (what can be worse). So I don't have time to watch any tennis at all :( . I'm even not taping anything since I won't have time to watch these tapes any time soon :fiery: I just occasionally watch a game or two on Eurosport to clear my head from all these horrible biotechnological terms :(

Good luck to everyone fighting for their rights (be it against your uni or PC) ;)

Take heart, I believe everyone still has a player or two to cheer for ;)

c u later :wavey:

ILR
01-16-2003, 04:12 PM
Hi :wavey:

Hackie you were a great good luck charm!:D Rogi certainly did the business!And he bagelled!:bounce: Ill have to permanently employ you!Do you know what colour shirt he he was wearing tin the 2nd set?;)

:eek: Hewitt and Kimmie's scores!Wow,they really are both forces to be reckoned with!

And Nico is playing doubles with Woodbridge?Hmm thats interesting but as long as he keeps winning!:D

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 04:30 PM
LOL, thanks ILR. But you'll just kick me out when Rogi loses (not that it will be any time soon ;)).

I think I'll make it for Juanqui's match tonight, as he is scheduled third on Vodafone, after Grosjean-Escude & Henin-Hardenne & Srebotnik. So I'm excited :bounce::bounce:

I'll probably miss the first part of Jarkko's match, as he's second on after a ladies match on Show Court 2 (Lindsay) but I'm excited for that one as well. I hope all of my players continue to do well :):):)

I've got to update my website now, so if I disappear that's what I'm doing -- along with my work for tomorrow so I can do scores tonight! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

ILR
01-16-2003, 04:37 PM
Hi Hackie :wavey:

Of course Ill kick you out when/if ;) Rogi loses!:p But like you said,shouldnt be anytime soon,but now for,you're doing a great job!:)Whenever you cant make it at somewhere like Wimbly,rest assured I will take responsibilty for your cheering duties!;)

And dont worry about disappearing because I dont know when Im going to get kicked off!

Lee
01-16-2003, 06:16 PM
Hi Emma, TH! :wavey:

Not yet recovered from Guga's lost. Probably have to wait until his next win but it will be awhile unless he change his schedule.

Allan, good to have student union as a back up. Good luck with your fight against bureaucracy.

Layla, hope your computer will behave itself. Since my wish and prayers are not very good these days, guess that's all I can say.

Zosse, work really sucks but just can't live without them. :p Translating biotechology documents, good luck too. I remembered once I need to work with another girl on translating a printer user manual in Japanese. That printer was very new and not available outside Japan, my boss bought it when he's in Japan. The problem was all manual were in Japanese. There's a girl in the company know Japanese, the problem was she know nothing about computer terms and most of the computer terms used in the manual are actually English but use Japanese phonetics, so the girl tried to pronounce the word in Japanese and I tried to catch the English meaning.

Enough rambling for the day.

Bye Emma & TH! :wavey:

Lee
01-16-2003, 06:24 PM
Anyone here know how can I change the name of a thread I created?

ILR
01-16-2003, 07:03 PM
yes Lee,if you are still here!Go to the first post in your thread and clck edit then just change the title in the box at the top:)

Layla
01-16-2003, 09:36 PM
Originally posted by zosse
Hi thread :wavey:
Now I must get back to work. Layla was complaining about the unexpected work load thrown at her. What can I say - yesterday I received another horrifying assignment: to translate ~50 pages in small print copied from the book on biotechnology (what can be worse). So I don't have time to watch any tennis at all :( . I'm even not taping anything since I won't have time to watch these tapes any time soon :fiery: I just occasionally watch a game or two on Eurosport to clear my head from all these horrible biotechnological terms :(

Oh noooo! :sad: I hear you sister. :( Seems like we're both in trouble. 50 pages of small print! :eek: That's dreadful! My sympathies. I wish you a speedy translation! :) You know what I do? I watch the tennis I taped while I was sleeping during my lunch break (gotta eat sooner or later ;) ) and Eurosport coverage has been a bit odd, so there's usually not much to see from the 8 hours of material gathered overnight. Or you can watch it before you go to bed, to chill out. It helps to take your mind off work before you go to sleep.

Take heart, I believe everyone still has a player or two to cheer for ;)

That's an excellent perspective. :)

Layla
01-16-2003, 09:38 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi

:eek: Hewitt and Kimmie's scores!Wow,they really are both forces to be reckoned with!


They make each other stronger. :hearts: LOL, look at me, I sound like a Lleyki. ;)

Layla
01-16-2003, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by Lee

Layla, hope your computer will behave itself. Since my wish and prayers are not very good these days, guess that's all I can say.

Zosse, work really sucks but just can't live without them. :p Translating biotechology documents, good luck too. I remembered once I need to work with another girl on translating a printer user manual in Japanese. That printer was very new and not available outside Japan, my boss bought it when he's in Japan. The problem was all manual were in Japanese. There's a girl in the company know Japanese, the problem was she know nothing about computer terms and most of the computer terms used in the manual are actually English but use Japanese phonetics, so the girl tried to pronounce the word in Japanese and I tried to catch the English meaning.

Enough rambling for the day.


I hope so too. You never know, maybe your wishes and prayers help, so thanks. :)

Ouch, your translating experience sounds like a real nightmare. :eek:

Layla
01-16-2003, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

I think I'll make it for Juanqui's match tonight, as he is scheduled third on Vodafone, after Grosjean-Escude & Henin-Hardenne & Srebotnik. So I'm excited :bounce::bounce:


Wow, those are the most important matches for me (apart from Lindsay's and Daniela's) and they're all played on the same court! :eek: I hope that's a good sign. I'll just pretend it is. ;)

vaiva
01-16-2003, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by Layla
Oh noooo! :sad: I hear you sister. :( Seems like we're both in trouble. 50 pages of small print! :eek: That's dreadful! My sympathies. I wish you a speedy translation! :) You know what I do? I watch the tennis I taped while I was sleeping during my lunch break (gotta eat sooner or later ;) ) and Eurosport coverage has been a bit odd, so there's usually not much to see from the 8 hours of material gathered overnight. Or you can watch it before you go to bed, to chill out. It helps to take your mind off work before you go to sleep.

Hi all (if anybody) :wavey:

Enough about work. The only consolation I find is wishful thinking that a lot of work means a lot of $$$$$ which would allow me to take some time off and fly to some tournament - for instance, to Wimbly since I have no TV coverage at all :(. Maybe the thought of going to RG will ease your pain as well, Layla (even if it's not going to happen)?

I was doing almost what you said Layla - I watch the Australian Stories (and have dinner simultaneously to save precious time ;) ). Since I know myself, I'm useless at watching video at night. I need just about 10-15 minutes to get asleep if I'm sitting/laying on something softer than a wooden chair (that's how I watched Marat's match a couple of nights ago :o)

And I agree regarding the covergae this year. I do not have so many matches I really want to see (which is good given my current work load). Just looked at the schedule of play: that's a real shame that Lindsay is not on any of the main courts tonight :mad: (she "deserved" only show court 2). So much respect for the former champion :(

vaiva
01-16-2003, 10:42 PM
Good luck tonight to all the players we support :bounce:

I hope Roger will continue his brilliant performance iso I (and some of you too :)) could steal some time to enjoy him on TV again. Not to mention Juanqui who seems to be doing very well on this surface for a "clay-courter" :o. If he gets past Fabrice and Ancic can beat his opponent, what a match we can have in prospect ;)

Nite nite :wavey:

TennisHack
01-16-2003, 10:46 PM
:wavey: Hi, everyone! Just stopped by before my class to see what's been going on. Not a lot, apparently.

Speaking of workloads, I made sure to finish my work this afternoon so I could have the whole night free. If only I didn't have this damn class :mad: You guys will have to cheer for Jarkko for me because I don't think I'll be back before his match starts. But I'm gunning for Juanqui :bounce::bounce: and I'm poised to capture :D

Well, I better go. See you guys in a few hours! Good luck to whoever's playing before I get back :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-16-2003, 10:48 PM
:wavey: thread!

Can't stay long, was actually about to log off when I got an email... the scholarships office has backed down (LOL! :p ) and I will be getting all my copies paid for. :D They were very snippy about it though, and said they'd be amending the regulations so that future students will only get their library copies paid for :rolleyes: (I'll let the future graduate students protest that one...) Pfff @ bureaucrats.

vaiva
01-16-2003, 10:49 PM
Before I leave :p

http://www.australianopen.com/images/pics/large/b_16_03_j_ferrero_p.jpg

Photo By: Sean Garnsworthy/Getty Images

Juan Carlos Ferrero from Spain meets a wombat on a trip to Melbourne Zoo.

Leo7
01-16-2003, 10:55 PM
Layla is almost at 7,000 posts! yay for her! :bounce:

speaking of number of posts, i just became the first ever Gotennis member to ever reach 4,000 posts! :D and i should reach my 5th level of dorkdom very soon on atpworld.. god, i feel like such a dork. :o

btw, i got back my Chemistry test today and i aced it! whoohoo! i'm so happy b/c my grade in science was slipping and this should bring it up. :)

Dissident
01-16-2003, 11:01 PM
Leo, the team! lol, you forgot again... :p

You can send it still, but be fast. ;)

Dissident
01-16-2003, 11:15 PM
Doc - Hey, great job!! :D I´m glad you solved your deals, since mine ones are still the same.

Leo - congrats on your exam result. :D

Was it zosse who said Horse Face should be Lleyton??? OMG, NO! He is gonna get kicked HARD. He should know better that beating Guga is messing with his fans. All the vodoo dolls are ready (I wonder why they all look like horses?? :o)
And Im sure he is gonna draw Guga again... In Roland Garros. First round, because he wont get any further than that :angel:

babydoll
01-16-2003, 11:20 PM
:hearts: Juanqui!!

Layla
01-16-2003, 11:36 PM
LOL Leo! You're right! I'm about to hit 7000! :eek:

Well, since there is no Friday schedule thread in the AO forum, I will wish good luck to my faves right here. ;)

Best of luck to:

JUAN CARLOS FERRERO
Sebastien Grosjean
Jarkko Nieminen
Mario Ancic
Nicolas Escude
Wayne Ferreira

It pains me to omit Fabrice :( but he is the enemy today. :p

And best of luck to:

Lindsay Davenport
Katarina Srebotnik
Daniela Hantuchova

Incidently, Lindsay is playin on Eurosport right now. :) But I'm taping it because I'm ready to go to bed.

Layla
01-16-2003, 11:38 PM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
:wavey: thread!

Can't stay long, was actually about to log off when I got an email... the scholarships office has backed down (LOL! :p ) and I will be getting all my copies paid for. :D They were very snippy about it though, and said they'd be amending the regulations so that future students will only get their library copies paid for :rolleyes: (I'll let the future graduate students protest that one...) Pfff @ bureaucrats.

Woohoo! Allan 1, University big fat 0 :p Congrats on your victory! That was fast! :eek:

Layla
01-16-2003, 11:42 PM
And my 7000th post is dedicated to my darling!

VAMOS JUANQUI!!! http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/blob_red.gif

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/1035927406.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/1035927406.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/1035927406.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/1035927406.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/1035927406.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/1035927406.gif

Puss-in-Boots
01-16-2003, 11:48 PM
Heh, I'm so happy, I've decided to take the day off! :p :D

I bloody well deserve it, I was so tied up making phonecalls and typing emails over the last couple of days that I haven't even had time to get my groceries for this week yet. :mad:

Puss-in-Boots
01-16-2003, 11:50 PM
Congrats Layla on reaching 7000! :D

LOL, yeah it was fast.... they backed down rather hastily when I hinted in my last email to them that I was more than willing to take the matter to the Student Association....and the Student Associations in Australia can be...rather rabid....:o

Layla
01-16-2003, 11:51 PM
Lindsay has won the first set 6-2! :)

Puss-in-Boots
01-16-2003, 11:54 PM
Also, legally, their position was very weak... the limits they were trying to impose on me are nowhere to be found in the official regulations... so if it did go as far as the Student Association, or the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research.... they'd look pretty bad...

Hence why they said they'd be amending the regulations in their email to me LOL.... sore losers :p

Puss-in-Boots
01-16-2003, 11:56 PM
brb... explorer is giving me error messages :rolleyes: gotta reboot. :wavey:

Layla
01-16-2003, 11:57 PM
Thanks Allan! :)

Oh and you sure know how to fight. Maybe I could borrow you when my clients don't see my point of view. ;)

Sebastien won the first set 6-1! :bounce:

On that happy note I'm now really going to bed, otherwise I won't be able to work tomorrow. Enjoy cheering for Juanqui everyone and cheer for me too! :bounce:

Goodnight Allan, Leo, Zosse and Dissident! :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 12:08 AM
Goodnight Layla! :wavey:

Lee
01-17-2003, 12:28 AM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
yes Lee,if you are still here!Go to the first post in your thread and clck edit then just change the title in the box at the top:)

Thanks Emma!

Lee
01-17-2003, 12:30 AM
Originally posted by Layla
I hope so too. You never know, maybe your wishes and prayers help, so thanks. :)

Ouch, your translating experience sounds like a real nightmare. :eek:

Here are my wishes and prayers that your computer will behave itself. ;) ;)

That's a nightmare and I did not even get paid. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Well, my boss did pay my salary but translating was not in my job description.

Lee
01-17-2003, 12:33 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
:wavey: thread!

Can't stay long, was actually about to log off when I got an email... the scholarships office has backed down (LOL! :p ) and I will be getting all my copies paid for. :D They were very snippy about it though, and said they'd be amending the regulations so that future students will only get their library copies paid for :rolleyes: (I'll let the future graduate students protest that one...) Pfff @ bureaucrats.

Congratulate on slaying the dragon. :D :D

Lee
01-17-2003, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
Layla is almost at 7,000 posts! yay for her! :bounce:

speaking of number of posts, i just became the first ever Gotennis member to ever reach 4,000 posts! :D and i should reach my 5th level of dorkdom very soon on atpworld.. god, i feel like such a dork. :o

btw, i got back my Chemistry test today and i aced it! whoohoo! i'm so happy b/c my grade in science was slipping and this should bring it up. :)

Congratulate on your 4000 posts and on coming 5000 posts here. But the best news is you aced your Chemistry test. That's definitely not easy. Great job Leo.http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/yaisse.gif

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 12:36 AM
:wavey: Lee! :)

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 12:38 AM
Hrmm... I still have a while to go before I am worthy of the third level of dorkdom.... looks like I'll have to post more netcams :p

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 12:39 AM
Pff! Lapentti is two sets down! I like Seb, but I picked Nico for my team!! :mad: :p

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 12:50 AM
:wavey: Hi, everyone! I'm just jumping right into things. I see Jarkko is down a break :sad: and Mario is tied at a set apiece with Peter Luczak. Just soooo happy I didn't miss Juanqui! :bounce:

I'll be reading messages now.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 12:51 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
:wavey: thread!

Can't stay long, was actually about to log off when I got an email... the scholarships office has backed down (LOL! :p ) and I will be getting all my copies paid for. :D They were very snippy about it though, and said they'd be amending the regulations so that future students will only get their library copies paid for :rolleyes: (I'll let the future graduate students protest that one...) Pfff @ bureaucrats.

WOOOOHOOO!! :bounce::bounce::bounce: I knew you could do it :D Congrats on getting them to back down, the bastards :D

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 12:54 AM
LOL, DP, I picked Nico for my team, too. Oh, well.

Hopefully Sebby will get the job done against Agassihole. That's all I care about right now. That, and cheering for my boys!

C'MON JARKKO, GET THAT BREAK BACK!!!

:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 01:00 AM
Oh yes! I share that sentiment too! I wouldn't care if I finished dead last this week, as long as whoever's still playing takes Gagassi out as early as possible! :D

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:08 AM
YEAH!

JARKKO BREAKS BACK!!! for 5-all :D:D:D:D

He must sense my presence :angel: LOL

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 01:09 AM
Jarkko breaks back! :D :D

(He's on my team too LOLOL!)

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:11 AM
SHIT! Gave it right back :mad:

Either break again, or accept the loss and move on to the second set. Either way, you have to protect that serve, baby.

C'mon!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:12 AM
Mario broke in the third and is about to serve at 3-2 :D Kick some Aussie ass, Mario!!

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:16 AM
All right, we're down a set, 7-5. But you broke at 5-4 and that means you're doing something right, just have to take care of that serve! He can't stay like this the whole match ;) You serve first in the second, so start with an easy hold, okay?

Keep it going, Jarkko! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 01:16 AM
*is cheering for the Aussie*

*hides* :p LOL j/k

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:20 AM
:fiery::fiery::fiery:

What is WRONG today? :sad:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:21 AM
Here's what's fucking wrong!! Hitting too many fucking unforced errors! :fiery::sad::mad:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:22 AM
Now down 2-0 :mad:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:25 AM
*looooooooooooooooooooooong string of expletives*

I don't think I can watch this anymore :mad::fiery::mad::fiery::mad::fiery::mad:

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 01:27 AM
:eek: at the unforced error comparison... poor Jarkko :(

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:30 AM
Jarkko has this fucking habit of getting fucking bagelled, and he's well on his fucking way now. This makes me so ANGRY because I KNOW HE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS!!!!! What the hell is wrong with him?!?!?! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:32 AM
In better news, Mario is now up 2 sets to 1 over Peter Luczak :) So far, he's holding up his end of the bargain to make a date with Juanqui in the fourth round. Let's hope Juanqui's match goes just as well :)

Vera
01-17-2003, 01:32 AM
Hi Hackie and Allan :wavey:

C'mon Jarkko, fight fight fight, I picked you in my team. You must win :( .

Okay, Hackie, are you done with school? Are you gonna be around then? Cos I might not be about to make it to the beginning of Juanqui's match. So if you are here, then you might have to take care of the netcam again. Sorry, I was hoping that Nico and Seb's match will take longer but don't seem like it. Hope Juju doesn't blow here opponent away today.

And Diss, sorry for turning my team so late. I didn't forget, just maybe I've messed up the time difference and also running late on everything today:o.

So, I gotta go now for dinner and hopefully be back on time.

:wavey:

C'mon Jarkko!!!

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 01:33 AM
OMG almost down 0-5 :sad: FIGHT JARKKO! :mad:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:34 AM
Jarkko FINALLY gets on the board in the second set -- at 4-1 :rolleyes:

WHY am I getting pangs of Micha's match? :sad::mad:

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 01:34 AM
:wavey: Hi and Bye Vera! :)

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:35 AM
:wavey: Hi, Vera!

Yes, I'm here and can do netcams for Juanqui's match.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:36 AM
Sebby finally won (that was a long third set), effectively knocking out the first player on my team.

ARGH! I hope this bad luck doesn't extend into the night :sad:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:38 AM
Woohoo! :bounce: Mario breaks :)

Dissident
01-17-2003, 01:40 AM
Its getting hot in Australia!
Thats dangerous. I just got Seb, and he was always walking to the shadow on the back of the court.

Im getting Jarkko-Coria now!

Dissident
01-17-2003, 01:41 AM
Hackie I sent you a pm! Did you get it?

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:42 AM
Luczak is just crumbling, about to go down 3-0 :D

I'll say it now: if Jarkko goes down two sets to love, I don't think he's going to win :sad: I would love for him to prove me wrong, but it seems he's already into the groove of this mismatched game :(

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack

ARGH! I hope this bad luck doesn't extend into the night :sad:

Same here.... things aren't looking too good for Jarkko at the moment :sad:

:wavey: Diss! :)

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:43 AM
:wavey: Hi, Diss. Yes I got it and I sent one back to you -- did you get it? :(

You'll have to tell us about Jarkko & Coria, but I have a feeling I'm not going to like the news :sad::sad::sad::sad::sad:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:47 AM
Jarkko, why do you make me cry? :(

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:48 AM
Oh fucking hell, I can't take this. I'm seriously about to cry.

Lee
01-17-2003, 01:51 AM
Hi Diss, TH & Allan! It's only 7:48 pm here and I think my brian's already fried.

My hubby usually called before he come home from work and I was posting before Allan say "Hi" and he's home. I asked him why he didn't called and he said he called and I answered the phone. Up till now after dinner, I still don't have a trace of that call in my head and there's no reason for him to lie. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 01:53 AM
:wavey: Lee! :)

Dissident
01-17-2003, 01:53 AM
Jarkko has a negative attitude.
Its simple: its not his day. Coria is playing good tennis, and seems more confident.
I was afraid he would win in the mental game, and I guess I was right.
Jarkko is still unexperienced in Slams, Coria is a little less, and that is costing him the match.

He is trying, mixing things up, hitting good approaches, but he cant make two good shots in a row. Coria is basically a retriever, so it´s hurting the finnish.

But it´s nothing to be ashamed of! I told you, Coria is a great player! And Jarkko beat Kafel already, so the future looks good.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:55 AM
Mario is up 4-1 in the fourth set :)

Henin-Hardenne vs Srebotnik has started on Vodafone :) By the way, who or what is Vodafone? :o It's the only court name I've never recognized :o:o

Dissident
01-17-2003, 01:56 AM
:wavey: Hackie, Lee, Allan!
:)

Lee
01-17-2003, 01:56 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
:wavey: Lee! :)

There another proof my brian is not working very well. I saw this and I was thinking how come I go a few pages back! :o :o :o

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 01:58 AM
Warning: Rant Coming! Duck for cover if you don't want to get hit!

WHY THE FUCK CAN'T IT BE HIS DAY?!?!?!?!? This is so fucking frustrating. First Michel, now Jarkko? ARGH!!!!!!!! I CAN'T FUCKING STAND IT!!!!! I've been so patient with myself, trying not to let things get out of hand on my end, but now that I'm alone in the room I feel like fucking exploding!!!!!!!

I FUCKING HATE BEING A FAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dissident
01-17-2003, 02:00 AM
Vodafone isnt a brand who sponsors some tournaments down there?
If Im not mistaken, they are into Formula One too

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 02:03 AM
Originally posted by Lee
There another proof my brian is not working very well. I saw this and I was thinking how come I go a few pages back! :o :o :o

Possibly my fault too! :o I always say hello in exactly the same way:

:wavey: <name>! :)

If I'm not mistaken Vodafone's the third largest mobile phone service provider in Aus....but don't quote me on that... I've never owned a mobile, and am usually totally clueless about such matters.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 02:04 AM
Mario wins!

Woohoo.

RogiFan
01-17-2003, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by zosse
Good luck tonight to all the players we support :bounce:

I hope Roger will continue his brilliant performance iso I (and some of you too :)) could steal some time to enjoy him on TV again. Not to mention Juanqui who seems to be doing very well on this surface for a "clay-courter" :o. If he gets past Fabrice and Ancic can beat his opponent, what a match we can have in prospect ;)

Nite nite :wavey:

Hi zosse!

I hope so too! The only way to see ROGI or any of "our" players is 1. for all the Americans [exc. Blake] to crap out as early as poss [esp. AA!!!!! Seb -- don't let us down again --- just beat the A-hole!! do a RG01 all over again!! svp!!] and 2. for our guys to keep rolling!

And Juanqui -- just beat le magicien! then crush the Croat [I guess he's going to win tonight eh?]...

I can hardly take anymore of the biased coverage I'm getting from ESPN... it's SO boring... I finally got a minute's worth of ROGI match point highlights -- woopdedoo! :rolleyes:

Oh Hackie -- poor Jarkko and he was doing so well vs. Kafel... :( I HATE THE SLAMS sometimes... actually last year's AO was pretty interesting for a slam... I remember the matches very well esp. the heartbreaker Haas/Federer :(

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 02:07 AM
:rolleyes: And here I thought no Slam had a corporate sponsor name for a court. But I knew it sounded too weird to be an Aussie player's name . . .

I'm so fucking pissed right now, so if I don't say much til Juanqui's match its because I'm trying to cool off. I did cry until my roommates came back, so now I'm back to internalizing it all.

Dissident
01-17-2003, 02:07 AM
Mobile phones! Thats it Doc. ;)

Dissident
01-17-2003, 02:10 AM
OMG! What a game by Nieminen!!!!
:eek:
He woke up.

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 02:11 AM
OK, I'm off to get some groceries (finally!) and buy myself a late lunch..

:wavey: :wavey: everyone! :)

Dissident
01-17-2003, 02:11 AM
LOL!
He started playing like nuts!

Dissident
01-17-2003, 02:12 AM
See ya Doc P! :wavey:

Dissident
01-17-2003, 02:14 AM
He is approaching the net AT EVERY FRICKING POINT! :eek:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
OMG! What a game by Nieminen!!!!
:eek:
He woke up.

Too late, unfortunately. He's still down 2 sets to 0, and 2 games to 5.

At least he wasn't bagelled. Wow, what an accomplishment :rolleyes:

Dissident
01-17-2003, 02:17 AM
2 sets love, 5 games love, 40 love!!

And Nieminen just out of nowhere brought the game he should from the start!

The crowd is yelling Jarkko, Jarkko, Jarkko AGAIN! :D

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 02:20 AM
The Aussies love him, as I do :) But he's in too dangerous of a spot for me to be positive about this outcome.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 02:20 AM
Dammit :sad:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 02:21 AM
I should have just stayed away, but no, I had to have hope. :rolleyes:

I hate myself.

Lee
01-17-2003, 02:21 AM
Bye Allan (although a bit late)! :wavey:

Dissident
01-17-2003, 02:21 AM
It finished, the end was really good a match.
Too bad Nieminen waited too long to bring his game.
He should have approached the net from the start. He felt the responsability after downing a seed...

RogiFan
01-17-2003, 02:36 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
I should have just stayed away, but no, I had to have hope. :rolleyes:

I hate myself.

Ahh... I'm so sorry for you, Hackie!! I guess Diss can tell us what happened to Jarkko... I noticed he was trying his last-ditch effort at the very end of the match but to no avail.

It certainly is hard to be a fan... esp when you're a real diehard fan who expends almost as much if not more energy and time to your beloved player(s)!! When I watched Rogi lose to Canas right there in the stands in TO last year I was so disappointed... I had waited so long to see him live and couldn't even wave my Swiss flag for him... it was tough to take... that was such a hard week for Rogi...

:(

Don't worry, there's still Juanqui!

And Rogi/Yves got their 1st set 6-3. Tommy R and A Portas won their doubles match!! ;) At least Tommy's winning something.

RogiFan
01-17-2003, 02:45 AM
:) I forgot, we MUST cheer for ESCUDE!!!! :D

I just wish these players wouldn't let themselves be intimidated by AA! That's what defeats them the most... he doesn't always play that well... I've seen him play very sloppily but still, he pounds away at his UGLY game... talk about winning UGLY -- AA wrote the book on it!! It's the only way he wins anyway... Nothing about AA is pretty... :p


ALLEZ, NICO!!! ;)

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 02:49 AM
All right, I've calmed down now. For real this time ;)

Henin-Hardenne looks to be putting a beat down on poor Katarina Srebotnik :( But it's so late here in the States that at this point, a bagel would be good for me (sorry, Layla :o).

I hope Juanqui wins relatively easily. And Dani's up after him! :eek: Don't think I'm going to be able to stick around for that one.

Dissident
01-17-2003, 02:50 AM
Justine is rolling. Juanqui is supposed to come out soon.
I was going to bed, but as I see that Hackie is down, I will be around to see Juaqui kick ass again.

I let all my frustration from Guga´s match out on a tennis match this afternoon :angel:
I feel better now, after hitting the crap out of all those balls.

I almost forgot, congrats to Coria. He is one of my faves too....

Dissident
01-17-2003, 02:51 AM
And GO FELIX! :D

Vera
01-17-2003, 02:52 AM
Hi guys :wavey:

Jarkko :sad:. Sorry Hackie *hug* *hug*. He's gonna learn from this and do better next time, don't you worry.

Shit, Nico already down a break. Allez Nico, you can do it. This is a AA match I actually want to watch. But TSN is showing the hockey game :( .

My hockey team lost as well :sad:, they are in a mini-slump. So I'm counting on you, Juanqui. You win and all of us will be so happy. So please, do this one quick. VAMOS JUANQUI. :bounce:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 02:54 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Ahh... I'm so sorry for you, Hackie!! I guess Diss can tell us what happened to Jarkko... I noticed he was trying his last-ditch effort at the very end of the match but to no avail.

It certainly is hard to be a fan... esp when you're a real diehard fan who expends almost as much if not more energy and time to your beloved player(s)!! When I watched Rogi lose to Canas right there in the stands in TO last year I was so disappointed... I had waited so long to see him live and couldn't even wave my Swiss flag for him... it was tough to take... that was such a hard week for Rogi...

It's just so frustrating because I know he can play very well, and obviously he knows he can play better than he did today. I do expend a lot of time, effort, and energy on my players -- you guys think YOU'RE attached :o:o:o:o:o

But the Aussies love him, so at least one good thing came from this :) Even if everyone else thinks beating Zhenya was a fluke win. :(

I guess the Top 30 will be welcoming a different player this week, as Coria is not too far behind Jarkko in the rankings :mad:

I can't imagine being as big a fan as you are of Rogi and watching a horrible defeat like that. You must have been crushed :( Luckily, he has bounced back and looks to be on top again :)

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 02:57 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Justine is rolling. Juanqui is supposed to come out soon.
I was going to bed, but as I see that Hackie is down, I will be around to see Juaqui kick ass again.

I let all my frustration from Guga´s match out on a tennis match this afternoon :angel:
I feel better now, after hitting the crap out of all those balls.

I almost forgot, congrats to Coria. He is one of my faves too....

*hug* Thanks, Diss :)

Ugh, at least you have an outlet for your rage. :( All I can do is ruin my eardrums by blasting music as loud as I can, and going off to read some funny websites to get my mind off things.

Juanqui is coming out soon as Justine's match is over now. And I can concentrate on capturing.

And forgive me if I have less than pleasant thoughts about Coria.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:00 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Hi guys :wavey:

Jarkko :sad:. Sorry Hackie *hug* *hug*. He's gonna learn from this and do better next time, don't you worry.

Shit, Nico already down a break. Allez Nico, you can do it. This is a AA match I actually want to watch. But TSN is showing the hockey game :( .

My hockey team lost as well :sad:, they are in a mini-slump. So I'm counting on you, Juanqui. You win and all of us will be so happy. So please, do this one quick. VAMOS JUANQUI. :bounce:

:wavey: Hi, Vera!

:sad: It still hurts, and until Jarkko wins another match I'll probably still feel down about this. It just stings.

Coria isn't going to be able to do a damn thing against Agassihole :mad: so Escude better get it together!! C'MON NICOLAS!

I'm sorry about your hockey team, but hopefully Juanqui will send us all to bed happy :)

Dissident
01-17-2003, 03:03 AM
Will you change your opinion on Coria if he beats Agassi?? :p

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:04 AM
LOL at the ball on the bottom right! :)

Dissident
01-17-2003, 03:05 AM
YAY Felix got the second set. :bounce:

Anna and Chanda won the first set on doubles as well

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:05 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Will you change your opinion on Coria if he beats Agassi?? :p

Probably not, cause I don't think he's going to be able to do it. But if he pleasantly surprises us, he'll come off the shit list. ;)

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:06 AM
Players on court!

Netcam being bitchy :rolleyes:

RogiFan
01-17-2003, 03:08 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
It's just so frustrating because I know he can play very well, and obviously he knows he can play better than he did today. I do expend a lot of time, effort, and energy on my players -- you guys think YOU'RE attached :o:o:o:o:o

But the Aussies love him, so at least one good thing came from this :) Even if everyone else thinks beating Zhenya was a fluke win. :(

I guess the Top 30 will be welcoming a different player this week, as Coria is not too far behind Jarkko in the rankings :mad:

I can't imagine being as big a fan as you are of Rogi and watching a horrible defeat like that. You must have been crushed :( Luckily, he has bounced back and looks to be on top again :)

So far Escude is not doing much... :rolleyes: I can't stand it!! Coria plays AA next? Forget it! Lee was supposed to challenge AA -- what a joke that match was!

I feel almost ill when Rogi loses... but when Juanqui loses exc for TMC, I don't feel so bad because he's more mature and gets on w the next match and gets over his loss sooner... he deals w it better than "baby" Rogi. I think if Rogi can improve his mental and basically "grow up", he can certainy win a slam.

Speaking of Rogi, he and Yves just took the match!! 6-3 6-4!

I see Costa took 1st set 6-3 but Felix came back 63 in the 2nd!! I'm happy for him! It was nice to see Felix win over Lleyton in TO 1st rd -- he was happy that the crowd supported him cos they don't usually -- he was playing so well too! It was a joy to watch and I had fun at that match until the rain came down to stop it.

Oh well, have to check the hockey game -- tennis doesn't start until it finishes.

Hi Vera!

Jarkko is definitely improving! [hate to say it but he's doing better than Micha] It's also nice the crowd liked him -- that really helps!

Vera
01-17-2003, 03:15 AM
It started. Gosh, I'm so nervous. C'mon Juanqui.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:16 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan
I feel almost ill when Rogi loses... but when Juanqui loses exc for TMC, I don't feel so bad because he's more mature and gets on w the next match and gets over his loss sooner... he deals w it better than "baby" Rogi. I think if Rogi can improve his mental and basically "grow up", he can certainy win a slam.

Juanqui has his own mental fragilities, but has definitely improved when he gets down in a match -- he doesn't get down on himself. Roger is improving, and when he completely gets his head together he will really shine :) Now that he's dealt with the pressure of being a favorite for a Slam I think he's going to do much better. And the only good thing about crashing out of the French & Wimbly is that he has NOTHING to defend in those places ;)

But you've seen my extreme reactions when my boys (and to a lesser extent, my girls) lose. I think everyone thinks I'm crazy when I cry hysterically when someone I don't even know loses a tennis match, but to me it's much more than that. Unfortunately, it's all part of being a true fan -- taking the good with the bad.


Jarkko is definitely improving! [hate to say it but he's doing better than Micha] It's also nice the crowd liked him -- that really helps!

Don't be afraid to say that, he is doing better than Micha, even in my estimation :eek: I was rereading the Other Swiss Players Thread recently and came across an article after the DC tie questioning Michel's picture of himself -- he still sees himself as the #2 player, behind Roger, and until he changes that mental attitude he's not going to improve. His game is there, as he's shown us this season :) If and when the attitude improves, he will improve in the rankings, is my thought.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:17 AM
C'MON JUANQUI BABY!

:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:19 AM
Wow, already trying to break! :) That's a positive sign, even if he couldn't do it ;)

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:20 AM
And Nico is up 4-1 on Agassihole :D:D:D:D:D in the second set.

GO NICO!!!!!!

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:24 AM
James is out playing doubles now, against Zhenya & Stepanek. They are tied at 4-all, but Zhenya is about to break them, I fear :eek:

And Fabby is coming out strong as well :eek: Don't let this drag on too long, please!

Vera
01-17-2003, 03:25 AM
Originally posted by RogiFan

I feel almost ill when Rogi loses... but when Juanqui loses exc for TMC, I don't feel so bad because he's more mature and gets on w the next match and gets over his loss sooner... he deals w it better than "baby" Rogi. I think if Rogi can improve his mental and basically "grow up", he can certainy win a slam.


Don't know if he took the loss well. But his fans didn't. I was so upset for weeks :o . And still upset about that :( . If he can't get to the Semi, I'll be very upset for another few weeks, I think. Gosh, I'm just too demanding a fan. But I cry hard too when he lost, except that I only cry when no one is around:) .

Anyway, he already missed a lot of break points in the first game. So hopefully, he can convert next time. And that netcam, does it move at all.

Vamos Juanqui.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:27 AM
1-all :)

Anna & Chanda had their own shut-out, 6-1, 6-0 of their opponents :D

And LOL, sometimes I think you have to force the netcam to move. I've gotten some okay shots, though.

Vera
01-17-2003, 03:32 AM
He can't convert :(. Deuce again after 3-4 bp. C'mon.

Okay, I think I'm gonna go watch AA's match on tv, this is too nerve-wracking. be back later. Bye now.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:34 AM
:wavey: See you later, Vera! Hope Nico can keep the momentum going :D

He'll convert eventually. It's wonderful that he's been able to challenge the serve so early in the match, and successfully defend his own ;)

Anybody else still here?

Dissident
01-17-2003, 03:34 AM
Agassi :rolleyes:

Just because I picked him on my team... :p

Dissident
01-17-2003, 03:35 AM
Ill do something else for a while too...
Ill be back in half an hour or so. :wavey:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:38 AM
LMAO!!

Bananas' Days May Be Numbered, Scientist Says
Wed Jan 15, 3:34 PM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - It is one of the world's favorite fruits, but the banana hasn't had sex in years and its days may be are numbered.

Without scientific help the sterile, seedless fruit could disappear with 10 years, according to a Belgian plant pathologist.

Emile Frison, the head of the International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain in Monpellier, France, said the fruit lacks the genetic diversity to fight off diseases and pests that are plaguing banana plantations and only biotechnology and genetic manipulation may be able to save it.

"Frison sees it as the only hope for the banana," New Scientist said on Wednesday.

Without assistance banana production could drop and mark the beginning of the end of the fruit.

"We may even see the extinction of the banana as both a lifesaver for hungry and impoverished Africans and as the most popular product on the world's supermarket shelves," the magazine added.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:39 AM
This is not a good sign -- 3 games into the match and they've already had to bring out the ice bags :(

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 03:40 AM
:eek: I never knew bananas were sterile! :o :p

LOL!

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:44 AM
:( Well, guess I'll have to keep myself amused.

Scores:
Agassihole breaks for 2-0 in the third :(
Costa is up 5-4 in the third :(
James lost the first set in a tiebreak in his doubles match :(

Just checked the stats for Juanqui's match and :eek:

His first serve % is only 45% :eek: but he's winning 80% of the points on his first serve and 67% on his second, and he's hit 15 winners to 5 unforced errors :eek::eek::eek: He's had six chances to break but the crafty French-turned-Swiss (I didn't know he lived in Switzerland, or that he was left-handed :o) has staved off so far . . .

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:45 AM
:wavey: Hi, DP!

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 03:45 AM
The stats actually say he's French-turned-Swiss, and he's left-handed? :eek:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:48 AM
LOL, no, Fabrice is still a French player, but apparently he lives in Geneva, Switzerland. And yes, apparently he's left handed.

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 03:48 AM
Hi, TH! :wavey: :)

At least it looks like Agassihole won't enjoy another steamroller run, if Escude loses, I hope it's 18-20 in the fifth. :p But I'd rather he win of course... since he is also on my team. Geez, I hope my team doesn't turn out to be one massive jinx list. :o I don't think any of my picks have won yet :o

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:49 AM
4-3 Fabrice, but the stats are still looking good. Santoro only leads by 2 in the total points won department :D

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:52 AM
LOL, none of my pics have won yet, either, but I decided to gamble on Marat instead of Potatoman or Agassihole -- I'm never going to buy either of them (and hence, probably never win the game, but oh well).

*crosses fingers for Escude* He's definitely making life tough for Agassihole right about now :D He broke back and every game since has gone to deuce :D

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 03:55 AM
I have no deep objection to buying Hewitt myself (Wonder why :p...LOL!) but he's so gosh darned expensive! :p Although come to think of it I somewhat regret not buying him now.... it's only just dawned on me and I am starting to be unsure how important also considering how many points your picks are defending should be.......

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:56 AM
Wow, this is an amazing match! :eek: I just keep staring at the stats -- both guys have brought it today, flinging winners and aces and keeping it very tight. I bet it's a joy to watch.

Too bad ESPN doesn't feel the same way :rolleyes:

5-4 Fabrice, still no breaks of serve.

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 03:58 AM
*crosses fingers for Escude too*

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 03:58 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
I have no deep objection to buying Hewitt myself (Wonder why :p...LOL!) but he's so gosh darned expensive! :p Although come to think of it I somewhat regret not buying him now.... it's only just dawned on me and I am starting to be unsure how important also considering how many points your picks are defending should be.......

Well, considering the only way a player moves up in the entry system is by successfully defending and gaining points for any given week . . . . ;) It's why I didn't buy Wayne Ferreira. He was a QF last year, but I don't think he can get further than that this year. Just for example.

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 03:58 AM
Who's ESPN showing? The bald one? :rolleyes:

Lee
01-17-2003, 03:58 AM
Hi Allan & TH! :wavey:

Just slip away from ESPN for a little while. Escude's serve is smoking and his forehand and volley are also good. It will be a very interesting match there.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:01 AM
Aww, shit :sad: Juanqui played a shaky game and lost the first set 6-4.

Hope it's just an abboration :eek:

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:01 AM
Ah.... so your budget improves if the entry points of your picks go up?

I kinda didn't really read all the rules too carefully cos at the time I was supposed to I had to fly back to Malaysia in a hurry....

Dang... no wonder Martin picked both Hewitt and Agassi... I was wondering about that. It make so much sense pointwise... there's practically zip to defend between the 2 of them, and they're the on-paper favourites for the tourney...

I can't believe the whole defending points business only came to me like 5 minutes ago :rolleyes:

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:02 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
I have no deep objection to buying Hewitt myself (Wonder why :p...LOL!) but he's so gosh darned expensive! :p Although come to think of it I somewhat regret not buying him now.... it's only just dawned on me and I am starting to be unsure how important also considering how many points your picks are defending should be.......

After Stepanek took out Guga, I can't see anyone in that section can take Hewitt out. Although he is very pricey, I still want to buy him. And as TH said, he can only gain you more buying money on next round.

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:03 AM
The temperature in Rod Laver Arena is about 90F and relative humidity is 40%. So, although it's hot, it not that humid.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:04 AM
Weather Conditions on Vodafone

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:04 AM
To be perfectly honest in fact.... for Sydney... I kinda just looked at the draw and picked 1) people I liked who didn't look too expensive, and 2) lots of random stabbing :o :o :o

How I picked my AO team is not too much different...:o

lokon
01-17-2003, 04:05 AM
Oh no, Juanqui lost first set :( Take it to frenchie in four! :)

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:06 AM
Fabrice is on fire :eek:

This isn't looking too good :(

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:07 AM
Juanqui needs to get that 1st serve % up . . . otherwise he and Fab are very similiar

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:07 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Weather Conditions on Vodafone

Now I wonder where do ESPN get that weather report. There is no way the temperature and humidity difference can be that great between now in vodafone and Rod Laver an hour ago.

lokon
01-17-2003, 04:09 AM
Hi Tennishack :wavey:

We'll send JC positive thoughts ;)

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:10 AM
Dammit dammit dammit! :mad:

2-0, Fab just broke

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:10 AM
*laments* Oh my Luscious Potato... forgive my shameful lack of faith in thinking you were too pricey for my team! :o :o

Good grief, Fabrice is already threatening to break in the second set.. :sad: FIGHT BACK, JUAN CARLOS! :mad:

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:10 AM
Hopefully it's just a temporary blip and his serving will improve soon....:(

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:11 AM
Juanqui's first serve is letting him down :( that's why he's getting broken. Let's see how he fights back from this.

C'mon Juanqui baby! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:12 AM
Mwahahaha, by getting triple break point himself, that's how :D

And we're back on serve :D

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:12 AM
Thank you Juanqui!

Vera
01-17-2003, 04:14 AM
Saw him on TV just now lost that break in 2nd and I want to cry already. Glad he got one back. C'mon Juanqui. Please, don't break my heart.

back to tv...

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:14 AM
YEEEEESS! :D :D :bounce: :D

Now hold! :bounce:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:14 AM
Yes, I believe that's a sigh of relief ;)

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:16 AM
Hmm, 40-0 . . . looks like his game has kicked into gear :bounce::bounce:

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:16 AM
DAMMIT! Agassihole serving for the third set! :mad:

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:17 AM
Damn, AA is up a break in 3rd. BREAK BACK Escude!

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:18 AM
Damn, so has Fabrice's :(

Thank goodness Layla's not watching this :eek:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:18 AM
Fish is up 4-2 on Ferreira :eek::eek:

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:20 AM
:eek: Looks like Costa has a fight on his hands!

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:22 AM
GOOOOOOOOO FELIX! :D

C'mon Juanqui :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:23 AM
Eeeeeeeeeeee.... PLEASE BREAK BACK, Escude!!!

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:23 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
:eek: Looks like Costa has a fight on his hands!

Very likely goes the distance!

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:24 AM
All right, here's something to be said for Juanqui:

Fab's first serve %: 13 of 16 = 81%
Juan Carlos's first serve %: 5 of 15 = 33%

and yet he is still, technically (total points won) winning this set.

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:26 AM
33% first serves in :eek:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:31 AM
C'mon, Juanqui, he's practically handing you this game!!! BREAK HIM ALREADY!!!

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:32 AM
He hits unforced errors and a double fault, and you hit winners -- now please put two of them together and break!!

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:33 AM
Escude break point conversion is 1/13=8% in set 3. :eek: :eek:

Come on Escude. Take AA to 5 sets.

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:33 AM
Escude has managed to convert 3 of 18 break points.... :rolleyes:

Come on.....

Scotso
01-17-2003, 04:35 AM
Escude is being stupid again :mad:

Vamos Juan Carlos!

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:35 AM
YEEEEEEEEEEEES!

Finally!! After 8 deuces!!

Scotso
01-17-2003, 04:35 AM
Ferrero's winners to errors ratio is amazing :eek:

RogiFan
01-17-2003, 04:36 AM
:) Hi guys!


What a fight Nico was putting up until he went down in the 3rd damn!!! At least he's pushing AA around! ALLEZ, balle de break, svp!!!

As for Juanqui... what happened to him???? His 1st serve % is WORSE than Rogi's was...
:rolleyes:

And that smelly fish ARRGH!!!! commentators keep going on about this guy YUK!!!! :mad:

But VAMOS FELIX!!! Good match!! Who says Spaniards are only claycourters! :rolleyes:

Fight back Juanqui!!!! Don't let Santoro beat you! [he beat Rogi in Madrid??? can't remember now... of all people!]

I must go to bed early for once -- up til 1.30 last night...!

Scotso
01-17-2003, 04:36 AM
VAMOS JUAN CARLOS! :bounce:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:37 AM
Juanqui breaks for 4-3 :) Fab's 1st serve took a nosedive in that last game, from 81% to 68%. Hopefully it tired him out, too :D:o

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:37 AM
:wavey: Scott and RF! :)

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:37 AM
Goodnight RF!

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:38 AM
Just FYI, Juanqui's winners/unforced errors stat is 36/13 at the moment ;)

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:39 AM
FUCK YEAH! 40-0 in a heartbeat :D

17/5 winners/ues in this set :D

VAMMMMOS!!!! 5-3 Juanqui! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

RogiFan
01-17-2003, 04:40 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
:wavey: Scott and RF! :)

Hi Allan and Lee!

Escude just broke AA!!! 2-0 now! Yes, take it to 5! Il faut ABSOLUMENT battre ce double-A tete chauve!!!! ALLEZ!

VAMOS Mantilla y Juanqui!!

Buenas noches!! Bonne nuit [it better be!] :angel:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:40 AM
TRIPLE SET POINT FERRERO!!!!!

AND HE GETS IT ON THE FIRST ONE!!!!!

Scotso
01-17-2003, 04:41 AM
woohoo, he's on a roll... crush him Juanqui! :D

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:42 AM
Night, RF! :wavey:

That was amazing!! Juanqui just kept hitting winners left and right :D Right now his match winners/ues is 40/13!!! :eek::eek::eek:

Scotso
01-17-2003, 04:43 AM
Come on Escude! :bounce:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:43 AM
Escude 3-1 Agassihole :D
Mantillai 4-1 Costa :D:D

Fish 6-2, 2-2 Ferreira :rolleyes:

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:44 AM
:bounce: Go JUANQUI! :D

:bounce: Go ESCUDE too! :D

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:45 AM
:eek::bounce::eek::bounce::eek::bounce::eek:

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:45 AM
I was so worry that Juanqui walk on the wide side yesterday made him lost his concentration. Thankfully, just a few games and he is back firing all engines. Well, one more engine need to start, his first serve.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:47 AM
Well, he started set 3 with 4/5 = 80%, but a double fault lowered it :(

1-0 Ferrero :D

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:49 AM
My favorite lefty Daniel Nestor win his double matches with partner Mark Knowles 6-3 6-3. I managed to get some pics from the net cam. They are on show court 2 only because they play against a pair of Aussie!

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:50 AM
OOOOOOH! Costa is on edge of losing in 5 sets!

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:51 AM
:eek: Double fault! :(

C'mon Juanqui!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Scotso
01-17-2003, 04:51 AM
ugh Escude is such a choker.

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:52 AM
:sad: 3 bp for Santoro

:sad: Agassihole broke back

:sad: :sad:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:52 AM
FUCK! :fiery:

Unforced errors creeping up on Juanqui :(

Dissident
01-17-2003, 04:54 AM
Oops, Im back and a jinx!
Ill go to my hole again... :p

GO JUANQUI!!
CLOSE IT OUT FELIX!!!

Puss-in-Boots
01-17-2003, 04:55 AM
OK... I feel really sleepy... I am off for a nap....

:wavey: :kiss: to all! :)

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:56 AM
Mantilla won! :bounce::bounce::bounce: 6-3 in the third :D

Vera
01-17-2003, 04:56 AM
C'mon Juanqui, pls come back from this set.

Nico is brilliant, has 3 times more winners than Ahole. But also has 2 times more UE. He's beautiful to watch. But convert those break, please! This is one is for him to give or take.

Vamos Juanqui. C'mon c'mon c'mon.

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:56 AM
Originally posted by Dissident
Oops, Im back and a jinx!
Ill go to my hole again... :p

GO JUANQUI!!
CLOSE IT OUT FELIX!!!

Don't worry Diss, you can hang on. I came here and Juanqui lost the 1st set.

Lee
01-17-2003, 04:57 AM
And Costa is taken out by Mantilla.

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:58 AM
Don't leave us, Diss!! Juanqui needs all the help he can get at this point :eek: 3-1 down :sad: He's fighting tooth and nail for it, though.

Ciao, DP! :wavey:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 04:59 AM
Yes! A love game :D That's how you bounce back, baby.

Now let's have a break! :bounce:

Scotso
01-17-2003, 04:59 AM
COME ON JUAN CARLOS! BREAK BACK!

Lee
01-17-2003, 05:00 AM
Have a goooood nap, Allan! :wavey:

TennisHack
01-17-2003, 05:00 AM
James won his doubles match! :) 6-7, 6-4, 6-3 over Zhenya & Stephanek.

Unfortunately, that means Zhenya is completely out of the tournament now :sad:

Lee
01-17-2003, 05:01 AM
Damn, my scoreboard is frozen again. James and parter won over Zhenya and horse face in 3 sets.

Scotso
01-17-2003, 05:02 AM
15-30!
come on!