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Vera
01-24-2003, 09:11 PM
I don't blame Rainer for being sketical. Roddick bring it on himself. He has so much gamesmenship tricks in the past that ppl in the tour and the fans decide that he's not trustworthy. I mean, that fable about lying repeatedly in the past so when danger comes, no one trust a call for help? Wonder if Roddick read that when he was a kid.

TennisHack
01-24-2003, 09:12 PM
Rainer's interview:

R. SCHUETTLER/A. Roddick
7-5, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

Q. You didn't look nervous at all out there for your first Grand Slam semifinal.
RAINER SCHUETTLER: I was nervous in the second set.
But, of course I was nervous. I mean, after I won the first set, I got a lack of concentration, but then I tried to focus again. Yeah, it worked.
So, of course, I was nervous when I went out there. But, yeah, it was okay. It was a good feeling actually. It was a nice crowd.

Q. You wiped out the entire United States Davis Cup team.
RAINER SCHUETTLER: I mean, actually I didn't think about that (smiling).
But, no, I mean, I just took the opponents how they came. I'm in the final now. I'm more than happy. There's another guy from the States waiting. I mean, he looks in a really good shape, so we see what's going to happen on Sunday.

Q. Can I ask when you first realized how hurt Andy was with his wrist?
RAINER SCHUETTLER: Actually, I didn't care if he was hurt or not because, I mean, I tried to play my tennis. Yeah, like he did this in a couple matches to get treatment when he was a set down. I really tried to focus on my game; I didn't care if he was injured or not. I tried to play my aggressive game from the baseline.
I mean, if you serve with 215 or whatever, then I don't know if the wrist really hurts. I mean, he knows better. For me, I won, and that's what counts.

Q. Did you feel the longer the match went, the better it would be for you?
RAINER SCHUETTLER: Of course. I mean, he had a tough five-set matches. I mean, I played I think four or five hours less than he did. So, of course, for me it was better if we go in the fourth or fifth set. It would be better for me.

Q. Could you have imagined when you arrived in Melbourne that you would be a German hero at this moment?
RAINER SCHUETTLER: No. I don't know if I'm the German hero right now. No, I mean, it's a dream for me, a dream to be in the final. Yeah, I said on the court, sometimes you have a dream, and you're able to reach it. I guess it's one of my best moments in life.

Q. The coverage of tennis in Germany went down after Boris and Michael Stich. What's the position of tennis in Germany now?
RAINER SCHUETTLER: I mean, my parents said it's pretty stressful for them right now. I think, yeah, everybody is happy, or a lot of people are happy and watching my games. Yeah, I'm very happy about that. There are a lot of people watching me and support me. They enjoy the way I play tennis.

Q. When you laid down on court out there, what were you thinking?
RAINER SCHUETTLER: As I said, it's like a dream. I did this when I reached the quarterfinals. I said, "Okay, maybe it's going to bring me a little bit of luck because I will need it for Sunday." I'm just happy to be there, just try to feel the atmosphere a little bit more.

Q. How do you think you can beat Andre Agassi on Sunday? What kind of game do you have to play?
RAINER SCHUETTLER: Maybe he eats something wrong the day before, then I have a chance (laughter).
No, I mean, I have no pressure at all. I just go on the court. He's in good shape. He played the matches unbelievable. So I go out there, try to give my best, and at the end I will see the result.

Q. No German has lost a final in the Australian Open. It's a big task for you.
RAINER SCHUETTLER: Yeah. Sounds good, actually (laughter).
But every time is the first time. I mean, no, I'm really looking forward to the final. Yeah, maybe I have the chance to win. If not, I try at least to play a really good final. But I will go on the court and try to win, of course.

Q. You played him once before. Do you remember much about that match, what happened?
RAINER SCHUETTLER: Yeah, but it was different because I played on clay. I think it was four or five years ago in Munich. I think, yeah, it was a totally different game. I mean, it was my second year on tour. It's a long time ago. I think I improved a lot. So it will be like for me, it's fun to go out there and, yeah, try to give my best.
But I think to discuss about a game five years ago, actually I don't remember a lot, but I know that he kicked my ass.

Q. Where were you the last time Boris Becker was in the final? Did you watch it on TV?
RAINER SCHUETTLER: Actually, I really don't know where I was. I mean, I wasn't here. I don't know where I was.

Q. Grand Slam final, there's a lot more attention on you as a person. People ask, "Who is Rainer Schuettler?" How would you answer that question?
RAINER SCHUETTLER: This is pretty tough. Actually, I don't like to answer that question because like people who know me, for them it should be easier.
I always try to be friendly. I try to be a polite person and a very friendly person.

Q. Obviously, Andy played five hours the previous match. Did you specifically just try and keep him in the long rallies?
RAINER SCHUETTLER: No. I mean, my game is to play aggressive from the baseline. I just try to play my game. It's always the same. When it doesn't work, maybe you have to change it a little bit, the tactics. First of all, I try to play my game, yeah, play aggressive from the baseline. I didn't change anything before.

Q. Some people say these courts are sticky. Do you have any difficulty running on them? Doesn't look like you do.
RAINER SCHUETTLER: No, I don't have any difficulties running on the court. Actually, I prefer to play on hard court because for me it's easier to run. I mean, on clay you always have to slide. I mean, I like to play on hard court, and I don't have any problems with running.

RogiFan
01-24-2003, 09:14 PM
Did you know Shania lives in the land of Rogi?

Hackie: One of the few places where you can get good tea [hot, that is] is UK... but forget other countries! I think it's funny you can't get hot tea in a restaurant in the States! You really are a coffee-drinking country. Canadians drink a lot of coffee too esp w Timothy's, Starbucks [which I hate -- too bitter], Second Cup... but it's hard to find a REAL cafe au lait here. It's just not the same as in France, or un cafe con leche in Spain or a caffelatte in Italia. But tea in England is a real treat -- it's so refreshing. Oh and another good place for tea is Bermuda -- veddy British w their afternoon tea -- yum!

TennisHack
01-24-2003, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Hackie: One of the few places where you can get good tea [hot, that is] is UK... but forget other countries! I think it's funny you can't get hot tea in a restaurant in the States! You really are a coffee-drinking country. Canadians drink a lot of coffee too esp w Timothy's, Starbucks [which I hate -- too bitter], Second Cup... but it's hard to find a REAL cafe au lait here. It's just not the same as in France, or un cafe con leche in Spain or a caffelatte in Italia. But tea in England is a real treat -- it's so refreshing. Oh and another good place for tea is Bermuda -- veddy British w their afternoon tea -- yum!

Hot tea has never been a big thing in America, I don't think -- remember we rebelled against the English by throwing their tea in the ocean :D so that's a pretty good indicator of our feelings to tea ;) Coffee is so much more fashionable :rolleyes: (not to mention bad for you). I don't like coffee personally.

Vera
01-24-2003, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
Did you know Shania lives in the land of Rogi?

Hackie: One of the few places where you can get good tea [hot, that is] is UK... but forget other countries! I think it's funny you can't get hot tea in a restaurant in the States! You really are a coffee-drinking country. Canadians drink a lot of coffee too esp w Timothy's, Starbucks [which I hate -- too bitter], Second Cup... but it's hard to find a REAL cafe au lait here. It's just not the same as in France, or un cafe con leche in Spain or a caffelatte in Italia. But tea in England is a real treat -- it's so refreshing. Oh and another good place for tea is Bermuda -- veddy British w their afternoon tea -- yum!

I like Timmy's coffee better than Starbucks. Second cups is not much in the West. But I like the atmospher of Starbucks so I go there to get coffee anyway.

Cafe Au Lait is best in Paris. Well, as far as I know cos I haven't be to every place in Europe. But that little cosy hotel that we stayed when we were there has a really good supply of Cafe au lait in the morning. And they call it latte here. Only in Montreal that they serve cafe au lait.

ILR
01-24-2003, 09:29 PM
:wavey:

Im reading back,will pass 6000 tonight ;)

Vera
01-24-2003, 09:29 PM
Damn, they don't have Juanqui's R3 against Fab's tape in Tennis resources. I just email them to ask them if they've completed their tape update for AO cos there's only a handful of R3 matches. That's the only match I want to watch in the entire tournament :sad:

Vera
01-24-2003, 09:30 PM
:wavey: Emma

Lee
01-24-2003, 09:30 PM
OK! First I'm not a Roddick fan, I just want to analyse what happened and what was said.

I mean, if you serve with 215 or whatever, then I don't know if the wrist really hurts. I mean, he knows better. For me, I won, and that's what counts.

You don't need to be very hurt to have a trainer. If the wrist was really hurt, he probably had to default the match. He did serve 215 kpm last night but if you look into the average speed, it's down for him. Actually, Hurley noticed this before Andy had the trainer out in AO thread here.

Also, my twisted ankle help me in my case here. I was sparring in my TKD class yesterday, I could not recall when I hurt my ankle. I recalled something not feeling right after one of my kick but I didn't feel the pain at all. After the spar, I managed to walk to my position, stand and bow, shake hands and then start removing all those protective gears, I kept standing to remove my helmet, my vest, my forehand guard and then I sit down to remove my shin and instep guard. When I started to stand up again, I could not land on my right foot.

TennisHack
01-24-2003, 09:32 PM
:wavey: ILR!

Lee
01-24-2003, 09:32 PM
Hi Emma! :wavey:

TennisHack
01-24-2003, 09:34 PM
Vera -- they just have 55 minutes of Jarkko & Zhenya :sad:

How disappointing -- they probably showed more than that on ESPN!

Lee
01-24-2003, 09:38 PM
Tea, a non-controversary subject here! I was quite used to have different kinds of herbal tea to select in restaurants in Calgary, even places like Boston Pizza. I think in Arizona, which on the west coast, will embrace tea more than the east coast. That's why I'm surprised I can't find any herbal tea in lots of restaurant here. I am not looking for very traditional or excellent quality of tea here, just a tea bag with some hot water. :o

TennisHack
01-24-2003, 09:40 PM
Kimmy is a better person than I . . ..

Cell phone problems for Serena, Clijsters
January 23, 2003

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Serena Williams and Kim Clijsters had something in common after their semifinal at the Australian Open -- their cell phones weren't working in the locker room.

So they talked to each other.

Williams had just completed a dramatic victory, rallying from a 5-1 deficit in the final set. The top-ranked Williams saved two match points and took the final six games to win 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Williams described Clijsters as a "great person'' and thinks she'll "make a great champion because she is always positive. Even if inside she's dying.''

"We were actually chatting in the locker room,'' Williams said. "You can appreciate that because after I lose -- when I was younger -- I would be angry,'' Williams said.

"Now it's just a game and I just wish the other person good luck in the future,'' she added.

Clijsters said she and Serena were "always really nice to each other'' off the court.

"I have a lot of respect for every player. I can't even remember what she said (afterward). You know, I congratulated her. I said that she deserved to win.''

LOVE DOUBLE

Are Lleyton Hewitt and Kim Clijsters next?

Steffi Graf is contemplating a return by teaming with husband Andre Agassi in mixed doubles at the French Open, raising questions if Hewitt and his girlfriend will play together again.

For now, both are concentrating on their singles games. Hewitt is ranked No. 1 and Clijsters is No. 4.

"Who knows?'' Clijsters said. "Once, when our careers are maybe slowing down a little bit, we might just put some mixed doubles in it as well.

"I really enjoy playing mixed doubles. It's a lot of fun, very relaxing and, yeah, I have a good partner.''

The two teamed for mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2000, losing the final to Donald Johnson and Kimberly Po.

Vera
01-24-2003, 09:41 PM
I think Rainer is saying, how does he know if something is wrong or not when Roddick is serving 215mph. And he doesn't have to be hurt to have a slower percentage, he can be tired, well, he was tired.

But I think the whole point though is again the trustworthy thing. If Roddick had come clean before, the question won't have pop up every time when he's behind and he calls a trainer. Maybe we deserves a second chance or maybe not, but it's not easy to forget what you've done in the past to give you a certain reputation. I hope i'm not being bias. But that's the way it is. Like ppl think Lleyton is a racist so whatever he said that's sensitive enough to ring a bell, ppl is going to accuse him of being racist. That's the consequences that everyone has to deal with when they act a certain way.

RogiFan
01-24-2003, 09:44 PM
Hi Lee!

It makes sense that they w like tea in the W -- I think of the W coast in US and Cda as a haven for more laidback types who prefer an alternative lifestyle, and that includes drinking tea, any kind of tea... coffee is for the gungho biz types who need to stay awake to keep ahead of their competitors!! then again, it might just be a big fat stereotype...!:p

Tea is soothing... and you can linger over a nice big pot of tea... I often have tea w friends... one day I'd like to have my own afternoon tea...

I didn't really drink coffee until I was in uni -- when I first had espresso in France I almost died! I was so hyper -- as a non-coffee drinker, it was ashock to my system!!

But now I like coffee... Italian friends only drink espresso and always serve it to me at their home -- they have a lovely espresso maker they brought back from Italy.

Yum!! But I love coffee and chocolate together, w a touch of orange!!

Lee my battery had the warranty and I didn't pay for the entire amount of the new one...

Hackie... I remember, the Boston Tea Party!!

ILR
01-24-2003, 09:48 PM
Hi guys ;) I see Andy lost but no doubt itll be we still love Andy,Andy got futher than Hewitt,Safin,Moya,Ferrero,Federer blah blah hes the best :p:rolleyes:so how is everyone?Had a better day than yesterday?;)

Vera
01-24-2003, 09:51 PM
I love coffee bcos the aroma is irresistable. But I don't want to drink more than 2 cups a day bcos it dehydrated me. So I have to drink the other 6 cups of tea of juice to fulfil my quota of 8 cups of "water" a day. I used to fill up my 1 litre bottle with distilled water in the morning at work and finished it at the end of the day. But the healthy lifestyle is kind of over for me now :).

Lee
01-24-2003, 09:56 PM
Vera, I totally agree with what you say about Andy's part. I teach Vincent the crying wolf story myself (actually a few times). Andy will be carrying the burden of his childish behaviour (honestly, I believe gamesmanship is a childish behaviour) for the rest of his tennis career.

May be I have a higher expectation on Rainer. He's been on the tour for many years and should be more mature. He won the game and should be more gracious when getting into a controversary subject like this. He is a player himself and I lost a bit of respect of him when he imply something like this whether it's true or not. Nico's outburst in TMS Canada was in the heat of the moment but Rainer said this during an interview after he won.

ILR
01-24-2003, 09:57 PM
coffee :o dont like it,prefer tea,I try to drink water.

Vera,Ive been dying to say this,I really like your avatar but on that one Juanqui looks like some guy in Coronation street :o Just had to say it!I thought it was actually him first time I saw it!Its nice though :)

TennisHack
01-24-2003, 09:57 PM
LOL, RF, do you know everybody? All these different friends, you've been all around the world . . . very exciting :)

I just don't like the flavor of coffee, even flavored coffee. It truly is an acquired taste.

Yes, ILR, I had a better day today than I did yesterday -- though my 3 cups of tea completely quelled The Rage (tm) that was boiling up over various things, including Kimmy's loss. I take it your Friday was a good one as well? :)

ILR
01-24-2003, 09:59 PM
yeah today was better :) non uniform day in school :D stomach doesnt hurt as much,its Friday night,Andy got beat and I saw my friends from other schools that I dont usually see during the week :)

TennisHack
01-24-2003, 10:00 PM
Originally posted by Vera
I love coffee bcos the aroma is irresistable. But I don't want to drink more than 2 cups a day bcos it dehydrated me. So I have to drink the other 6 cups of tea of juice to fulfil my quota of 8 cups of "water" a day. I used to fill up my 1 litre bottle with distilled water in the morning at work and finished it at the end of the day. But the healthy lifestyle is kind of over for me now :).

Water is definitely my "thing", but it's sooooo hard to drink when its cold outside, because water is only good when its cold, and who wants to be drinking a cold liquid when its way below freezing outside? :( So I still drink my water (have cut out sodas for the most part, but have been on a chocolate kick lately so I'm probably getting twice as much sugar as I used to :o) but have replaced it for the most part with tea.

RogiFan
01-24-2003, 10:01 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
coffee :o dont like it,prefer tea,I try to drink water.

Vera,Ive been dying to say this,I really like your avatar but on that one Juanqui looks like some guy in Coronation street :o Just had to say it!I thought it was actually him first time I saw it!Its nice though :)

Hi ILR!!

Who does Juanqui look like on Corrie?? Is it Gail's son Nicky??? Can't think of anyone else... of course we're at least 6 months behind you guys -- Gail and that Richard are on their honeymoon and Nicky just arrived back on the scene!!

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:02 PM
ahhh that explains it RF ;) no its none of those,its Toyahs new boyf,a lecturer Ill try and find pics if I can!

RogiFan
01-24-2003, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
LOL, RF, do you know everybody? All these different friends, you've been all around the world . . . very exciting :)

I just don't like the flavor of coffee, even flavored coffee. It truly is an acquired taste.

Yes, ILR, I had a better day today than I did yesterday -- though my 3 cups of tea completely quelled The Rage (tm) that was boiling up over various things, including Kimmy's loss. I take it your Friday was a good one as well? :)

Hackie, I've hardly been anywhere really... just across Canada, very few places in the US [only Florida, N England, NYC], UK, France, Spain, Italy, Bermuda... that's it. My friends are from all over and have been to far more exotic places! It's fun!

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:06 PM
I'm not trying to defend Rainer, but I can understand why he said that. I don't know Rainer well enough to decide that if that's an innocent answer or not. So I'll give him a benefit of a doubt, that he really didn't know if someone is hurt or not when he was about to dish out service bomb.

Hey, he might be a veteran in the tour, but I don't think he has much experience in interviews. Remembered that they forgot to interview certain players after big matches :D.

Lee
01-24-2003, 10:06 PM
Oh! I know of Coronation Street but I have never watched it. I always think this is a Canadian production! :o

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:10 PM
:wavey:

lol no its a Manchester production Lee ;)

RogiFan
01-24-2003, 10:10 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Oh! I know of Coronation Street but I have never watched it. I always think this is a Canadian production! :o

No it's Brit but there definitely is a Canadian connection! Often characters refer to Canada and that Nicky character just returned to UK for his mom's wedding but he's living and working in Canada -- Vancouver actually! He mentioned Spanish Banks, a beach there!!! It's so funny! I alwyas wanted to do a walk-on on that show as a Canadian tourist who took a wrong turn at Piccadilly Circus!!! :p :p ;)

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:10 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
coffee :o dont like it,prefer tea,I try to drink water.

Vera,Ive been dying to say this,I really like your avatar but on that one Juanqui looks like some guy in Coronation street :o Just had to say it!I thought it was actually him first time I saw it!Its nice though :)

lol. Emma, can you find that guy and post it here for comparison? BTW, Juanqui does look like a regular sitting in front of the bar in Coronation Street :D .

Lee
01-24-2003, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by Vera
I'm not trying to defend Rainer, but I can understand why he said that. I don't know Rainer well enough to decide that if that's an innocent answer or not. So I'll give him a benefit of a doubt, that he really didn't know if someone is hurt or not when he was about to dish out service bomb.

Hey, he might be a veteran in the tour, but I don't think he has much experience in interviews. Remembered that they forgot to interview certain players after big matches :D.

Good Vera! We both understand what we are saying and we can agree that we disagree on the subject, right?

It's so much better than talking to some brick head or clueless.:p

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by Vera
lol. Emma, can you find that guy and post it here for comparison? BTW, Juanqui does look like a regular sitting in front of the bar in Coronation Street :D .

;) he sure does!:p OK well its not very clear from here but......:o

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
No it's Brit but there definitely is a Canadian connection! Often characters refer to Canada and that Nicky character just returned to UK for his mom's wedding but he's living and working in Canada -- Vancouver actually! He mentioned Spanish Banks, a beach there!!! It's so funny! I alwyas wanted to do a walk-on on that show as a Canadian tourist who took a wrong turn at Piccadilly Circus!!! :p :p ;)

I watched it long time ago when I was living with some brits. But not anymore.

Spanish Banks and English Bay are beaches in Vancouver. Now we do have some connections with the spaniards :D .

Lee
01-24-2003, 10:14 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
;) he sure does!:p OK well its not very clear from here but......:o

I do think there is some resemblance there but the pic is not very flattering. :D:D

Lee
01-24-2003, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by Vera
I watched it long time ago when I was living with some brits. But not anymore.

Spanish Banks and English Bay are beaches in Vancouver. Now we do have some connections with the spaniards :D .

I know English Bay but I have no idea where Spanish Banks is.

RogiFan
01-24-2003, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by Vera
I watched it long time ago when I was living with some brits. But not anymore.

Spanish Banks and English Bay are beaches in Vancouver. Now we do have some connections with the spaniards :D .

lol Vera!!! Spanish explorers WERE there you know!

ILR that's funny! Is that Maria in the pic also?? She was the one that Nicky liked all of a sudden!! :p Glad she dumped that little Tyrone!!

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:16 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
No it's Brit but there definitely is a Canadian connection! Often characters refer to Canada and that Nicky character just returned to UK for his mom's wedding but he's living and working in Canada -- Vancouver actually! He mentioned Spanish Banks, a beach there!!! It's so funny! I alwyas wanted to do a walk-on on that show as a Canadian tourist who took a wrong turn at Piccadilly Circus!!! :p :p ;)

Trust you ;) and Id love to see you on it!:p And Lee,the piccie is bad coz he is yelling.I gues what Im trying to say is,Juanqui looks very smart and intelligent ;)or maybe Im blind :o

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:18 PM
RF lol you make me sound all stupid!:p:o;) yes thats Maria and Im not spoiling storyline!;)

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Good Vera! We both understand what we are saying and we can agree that we disagree on the subject, right?

It's so much better than talking to some brick head or clueless.:p

Of course. Hey, you and I are way up there. But remember that those clueless are kids, they have a long way to learn, that is, if they learn :D . That's why I said if I should be happy for his innocent, and I really mean it. Clueless has a very innocent mind not to second guess what the other say.

Anyway. Ya, complete understanding.

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
;) he sure does!:p OK well its not very clear from here but......:o

lol. Maybe there'll be a resemblance in 10 to 15 years time when Juanqui is old enough. :)

RogiFan
01-24-2003, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Trust you ;) and Id love to see you on it!:p And Lee,the piccie is bad coz he is yelling.I gues what Im trying to say is,Juanqui looks very smart and intelligent ;)or maybe Im blind :o

lol again!!!

well there were a couple of Aussie girls staying at Les' recently so why not a Cdn tourist? I think I s e-mail them and suggest it! Some of the actors have come to some Britannia fest thing in TO before.

Gotta figure out what to eat for din tonite... are they showing Pandy's match tonight on TSN as a change of sched?? I thought I saw it on Sportscentre this am... better check... I want to see him lose!

I'm off [my rocker] for a bit! ;)

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:21 PM
damn right your off your rocker!:p I think Rogi would be scared and employ me as personal undresser ;) maybe in a few years time Vera,but I do see something!

See ya RF!:wavey:

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:27 PM
Originally posted by RogiFan
lol Vera!!! Spanish explorers WERE there you know!

ILR that's funny! Is that Maria in the pic also?? She was the one that Nicky liked all of a sudden!! :p Glad she dumped that little Tyrone!!

But they spanish weren't up here in the wild wild west though. i mean the the northwest wasn't that popular in the old days. They were all in the east and the south.

Well, in any case, the spanishs weren't getting any recognition of being in canada since we only honour the brits and the french by speaking their languages.

Spanish Banks is very close to UBC, it's a even more yuppier area. The houses in Spanish Banks has wonderful views.

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:28 PM
Im going to learn Spanish in college ;) btw everyone!And I want my 6000 badly,to get to the next level ;)

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:31 PM
Bye RF :wavey:

Lee
01-24-2003, 10:32 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Im going to learn Spanish in college ;) btw everyone!And I want my 6000 badly,to get to the next level ;)

Keep talking than Emma!

Lee
01-24-2003, 10:32 PM
Bye RF! :wavey:

see make 2 posts instead of 1

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by Lee
Keep talking than Emma!

Im trying!;) But I think I'll run out of things to say!:p

Lee
01-24-2003, 10:34 PM
OK! Just wander to GM and saw those very funny pic put there by TH!

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Trust you ;) and Id love to see you on it!:p And Lee,the piccie is bad coz he is yelling.I gues what Im trying to say is,Juanqui looks very smart and intelligent ;)or maybe Im blind :o

So that guy is smart and intelligent in Coronation Street? then I don't mind the resemblance :D

Lee
01-24-2003, 10:36 PM
And TC seems ready to declare war with Andy the poster. I wonder TC know that guy has absolutely no sense of humor and whether he will understand what TC is talking about.

TennisHack
01-24-2003, 10:37 PM
Well, I'm off for dinner :wavey:

Lee
01-24-2003, 10:38 PM
Bye TH! Thanks for the pic in GM. :D :D

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:38 PM
By Hackie :wavey:

He is smart and intelligent Vera on the outside,but nothing like Juanqui on the inside ;):angel:

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by Lee
And TC seems ready to declare war with Andy the poster. I wonder TC know that guy has absolutely no sense of humor and whether he will understand what TC is talking about.

I don't even think you need a sense of humour to get crack up by TC. She's absolutely hilarious. By far the funniest in this place. But Clueless is hopeless if he can't get the humour of TC's post. I haven't gone to GM yet but I should go check it out later.

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:39 PM
Bye Hackie :wavey:

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
By Hackie :wavey:

He is smart and intelligent Vera on the outside,but nothing like Juanqui on the inside ;):angel:

well, I don't blame him, not many has Juanqui has inside :D :p .

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:43 PM
:rolleyes: Vera,:p that was awful!;)(just getting my post count up I dont mean it ;))

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:44 PM
OMG, TC :kiss: this is seriously funny. I'm almost on my knees laughing.

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by Vera
OMG, TC :kiss: this is seriously funny. I'm almost on my knees laughing.

what thread would this be?:o

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:46 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:rolleyes: Vera,:p that was awful!;)(just getting my post count up I dont mean it ;))

:rolleyes: Emma.

Don't mean it either :D

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:47 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
what thread would this be?:o

"to Roddick lover"

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:47 PM
Thanks :D will go and check it out.I know you dont mean it ;):kiss:

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:50 PM
Still wiping tears out of my eyes.:D

Vera
01-24-2003, 10:51 PM
Then I went to read that "caption" thread, now my stomach is cramping, of the laugh.

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:52 PM
lol ;) hee hee hope that told Andy lovers!p caption thread?*wonders off to GM again*

Lee
01-24-2003, 10:56 PM
We love the GM threads! :D :D

ILR
01-24-2003, 10:58 PM
ha ha now if I could think of anything funny enough,Id add to that!:p

Lee
01-24-2003, 11:00 PM
I need to take a temporary leave to wait for Vince. Catch your 6000 posts when I am back, Emma!

ILR
01-24-2003, 11:02 PM
:wavey:

OK!1 more to go,I can plan my 6000th!:D

Vera
01-24-2003, 11:03 PM
I don't mind the Andy threads anymore, that saves us from circulating office jokes by email. :D.

That's when Clueless made to look ridiculous like I said it would. I don't think TC declare war, I think she decided to eat him alive. :D.

Vera
01-24-2003, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
:wavey:

OK!1 more to go,I can plan my 6000th!:D

Suggestion, certain angel will show up.........

Vera
01-24-2003, 11:14 PM
Sorry Emma, I have to go.

Maybe pre-congratulate you for reaching another level of Dorkdom :D :kiss: *hug*
http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/worship.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/worship.gif
http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/worship.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/worship.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/worship.gif http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/worship.gif


Note: courtesy of Layla's smilie link :kiss:

Lee
01-24-2003, 11:19 PM
Bye Vera! :wavey:

ILR
01-24-2003, 11:21 PM
Here is my6000th! :bounce: I did it and Ive realised just how long Ive been posting on here for!:o since August and you guys are the best!:D :kiss:

6000!!!

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(btw angel?:o)

ILR
01-24-2003, 11:21 PM
:wavey: you missed it Vera :(;) but I forgive you,thanks!:)

Lee
01-24-2003, 11:25 PM
http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/panm.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/panm.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/panm.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/panm.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/panh.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/panh.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/panh.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/panh.gif

6 0 0 0 Emma 6 0 0 0

ILR
01-24-2003, 11:30 PM
:o:o thanks Lee!I did it!:bounce: And most people missed it!:(

Lee
01-24-2003, 11:32 PM
I didn't and I think I see Leo!

ILR
01-24-2003, 11:35 PM
You certainly didnt!:D I dont see Leo,but I saw him before I think :confused:

Lee
01-24-2003, 11:37 PM
:confused: :confused: He's gone now! :confused: :confused:

ILR
01-24-2003, 11:38 PM
lol he did that before,maybe he doesnt want to talk to me :(;)

Lee
01-24-2003, 11:41 PM
I guess he's just forget his computer is still on and just turn it off without even checking everything. It's probably time for him to go out for dinner here!

ILR
01-24-2003, 11:42 PM
yeah probably!Its nearly time for my bed!:(

Lee
01-24-2003, 11:46 PM
I will go to Macdonald tonight :rolleyes: They have those Tonka trucks that Vince want and we will go to a children fun park tomorrow. Sort of a late birthday celebration for Vince.

ILR
01-24-2003, 11:51 PM
I wish I had gone to McDonalds tonight!;) Not that the night will last much longer!Oh and tomorrow night I wont be here,as I am babysitting for my cousin.

Lee
01-24-2003, 11:55 PM
Good luck for your babysitting tomorrow! I wish I have a baby sitter like you here. My hubby and I still not yet have the chance to be just 2 of us since we moved here. *sign*

Lee
01-24-2003, 11:57 PM
I better get away from my computer too! Goodnight Emma! :wavey:

ILR
01-24-2003, 11:57 PM
awww well you know If I lived near you,Id gladly babysit :) goodnight!:wavey:

Lee
01-25-2003, 12:10 AM
Just come back to cheer for Nestor!

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x197.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x197.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x197.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x197.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x197.gif GO DANIEL/MARK GO http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x197.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x197.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x197.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x197.gifhttp://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/x197.gif

Hopefully I'll be back before they start! So, Venus, fight your sister to 3rd set and drag on!

Lee
01-25-2003, 12:11 AM
Bye again! :wavey:

Layla
01-25-2003, 12:18 AM
I just want to say a few things very briefly before I go to bed, because I'm very, very sleepy.

First of all, I'm terribly disappointed with Rainer for what he implied in that press-conference. :( He shouldn't have said that, it was childish. But he's still my fave and still want him to win tomorrow with all my heart. I forgave Nico because he's a good guy, so why not Rainer as well. Vera was right though, he's completely inexperienced in the fine art of giving interviews and avoiding the snares. And it just goes to show what kind of a reputation Andy has among other players. If I was Rainer, I'd prepare myself mentally for the possibility of his theatrics too, but he really shouldn't have shared that with the public. Shame on him! :mad: I guess Andy just brings the worst out of people. ;) I can't imagine Nico saying that to anyone else but Roddick. :p

Layla
01-25-2003, 12:24 AM
CONGRATS ON 6000 EMMA!

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

Layla
01-25-2003, 12:33 AM
And last, but not least, I'm really pissed off about that Andy thread. :fiery: I posted a long response to Andy's personal address to me, and I quoted him paragraph by paragraph and even included quotes from other parts of the thread. It took me quite some time to write that and time is a very, very precious commodity to me these days. And what the fuck do I discover when I come back later? That the whole thread was deleted. :fiery: Thank you very much Mrs. Guga! :rolleyes: First my post is called redundant and now it's practically thrown into garbage.

I don't know why the hell I bothered with GM in the first place. :rolleyes:

Btw Vera, I told Andy the same thing you just said. I explained to him that Mrs. Guga (deliberately or not) misunderstood your post and agreed with you on something you never said, thereby completely missing your point, so she in fact, did not get it, not even close. But why am I still arguing that? :rolleyes: It's pointless. I doubt that Andy got a chance to read it anyway, so I guess that particular arguement is over and done with. Moving on to better things.

Layla
01-25-2003, 12:42 AM
And this is me going to bed. ;) Tomorrow I'll be at working at my aunties all day, but I'll be here for the final, that's for sure. :D

Goodnight, wherever you are! :wavey:

Vera
01-25-2003, 01:47 AM
Sorry Emma that I missed it. I had to run to my doctor appointment. So here is it again:

http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/jump.gif Congratulations Emma for your 6000th
http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/jump.gif

Vera
01-25-2003, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by Layla

Btw Vera, I told Andy the same thing you just said. I explained to him that Mrs. Guga (deliberately or not) misunderstood your post and agreed with you on something you never said, thereby completely missing your point, so she in fact, did not get it, not even close. But why am I still arguing that? :rolleyes: It's pointless. I doubt that Andy got a chance to read it anyway, so I guess that particular arguement is over and done with. Moving on to better things.

Don't worry, Layla. Like Lee said, it's better to vent it out here than just let's the steam boiling inside. Besides, some ppl like to read our threads :D. But I'm sure you'll forget about it all when you wake up tomorrow. You need to get ready to cheer for Rainer:)

Vera
01-25-2003, 01:52 AM
Well, I'm going. My right arm is died for no reason, maybe too much of those long posts do take a toll on me :(. I'll try to rest it up during the weekend.

Bye :wavey:

Lee
01-25-2003, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Btw Vera, I told Andy the same thing you just said. I explained to him that Mrs. Guga (deliberately or not) misunderstood your post and agreed with you on something you never said, thereby completely missing your point, so she in fact, did not get it, not even close. But why am I still arguing that? :rolleyes: It's pointless. I doubt that Andy got a chance to read it anyway, so I guess that particular arguement is over and done with. Moving on to better things.

I think may be your post expose her so the only thing she can do is to delete the entire thread. Anyway, if you're still mad, vent your steam here. :) :)

Lee
01-25-2003, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by Vera
Well, I'm going. My right arm is died for no reason, maybe too much of those long posts do take a toll on me :(. I'll try to rest it up during the weekend.

Bye :wavey:

Sorry to hear that Vera, hope your arm will feel better soon!

RogiFan
01-25-2003, 03:02 AM
Hi Lee! Bye Vera!

I'm NOT watching the Venus [opps I guess it s be the Serena] sisters' match...

Just watched part of the Pandy/Rainer match... I can't believe how BIASED the commentary was from all of those ESPN clowns! They've exceeded themselves. Talk about making big fat excuses for poor injured Pandy and WILLING Rainer to lose. It's disgraceful! THey kept going on and on about it -- excessive or what?! If you ask me, Pandy pretty well tanked that 4th set... And JCourier at the end blatantly stating that Rainer will lose to AA... even if you THINK it, you don't say it... this is commentary???!!:rolleyes: It just gets worse every match, every tournament... I can't wait for the final tomorrow night. shudder...

In the meantime, since I missed it, ILR [hope this works]:

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

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

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

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

Congrats on your 6000th post!!

P.S. I enjoyed Pandy's reckless trip over the boards to rescue the Elmo!!! The highlight of the match, I'd say! http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/roflmao.gif

TennisHack
01-25-2003, 05:19 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Bye TH! Thanks for the pic in GM. :D :D

My pleasure. And an extra LMFAO at all the people who thought I was intentionally poking fun only at Roddick. The funny pics thread was great, but I couldn't find it! :(

Oh, well ;)

TennisHack
01-25-2003, 05:26 AM
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:
CONGRATS ON 6000 ILR!!!!!
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

I'm sorry I missed your latest entry into dorkdom :( but welcome to the sixth circle! Layla & I have left breadcrumbs from our journeys, so hopefully you will find the sixth circle safe yet fun! :D

Lee
01-25-2003, 05:27 AM
Hi TH! :wavey:

Waiting for the men's double!

Lee
01-25-2003, 05:29 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
My pleasure. And an extra LMFAO at all the people who thought I was intentionally poking fun only at Roddick. The funny pics thread was great, but I couldn't find it! :(

Oh, well ;)

Some of those fans are so sensitive that I don't know how they can survive in the real world when they need to work for a living. May be by that time they will be a bit more mature.

TennisHack
01-25-2003, 05:33 AM
:wavey: Lee, I was just reading a bit before going back to MeFi and finishing my night with some tea and much needed sleep.

:rolleyes: at the Andy fans. I'm tempted to put the whole lot of them on ignore, but why give them the satisfaction? Idiots.

Good luck to Knowles and Nestor! :)

Goodnight! :wavey:

Lee
01-25-2003, 05:35 AM
Goodnight TH! :wavey:

Lee
01-25-2003, 06:17 AM
Daniel/Mark lose 1st set 4-6 :sad:

:bounce: GO DANIEL/MARK GO :bounce:

You need to defend your title!!

Lee
01-25-2003, 06:33 AM
They have a break in 2nd set :D :D 3-1 and serving.

Lee
01-25-2003, 06:36 AM
4-1 Daniel/Mark :D :D

Lee
01-25-2003, 06:46 AM
Serve for the set!

:bounce: Daniel/Mark :bounce:

Lee
01-25-2003, 06:48 AM
YESSSSSSS! Tie the match at 1-1.

Lee
01-25-2003, 06:53 AM
:bounce: They up a break on the 1st game of 3rd set :bounce:

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Lee
01-25-2003, 06:57 AM
2-0 3rd set :D :D :D

GO DANIEL/MARK GO

Lee
01-25-2003, 07:00 AM
BREAKKKKKK!

Lee
01-25-2003, 07:07 AM
3-1 3rd set Daniel/Mark

Mark, you need to do a better job to hold your serve!

Lee
01-25-2003, 07:09 AM
Another bp for Daniel/Mark! BREAK

Lee
01-25-2003, 07:12 AM
Errrrrrrrr! Next time I'll keep quiet when they have a bp!

Lee
01-25-2003, 07:15 AM
GO DANIEL GO

Lee
01-25-2003, 07:15 AM
HOLD DANIEL

Lee
01-25-2003, 07:16 AM
Noooooooooooo!

Lee
01-25-2003, 07:26 AM
3-5 :fiery:

Break back please!

Lee
01-25-2003, 07:31 AM
Daniel/Mark lost 4-6 6-3 3-6 :sad: :sad: :sad:

They were leading 3-2 in 3rd set and suddenly total collapse! :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Lee
01-25-2003, 07:32 AM
Congrat Santoro/Llodra!

Lee
01-25-2003, 07:49 AM
One more good luck charm, Layla!

Vera
01-25-2003, 08:16 AM
Cute Article:

Doubles pair for a trim

Two of the busiest rooms at this year's tournament are also two of its smallest. Tucked under Rod Laver Arena are the player hair and beauty salons, writes Emma Quayle.

For the past two Australian Opens the player hair and beauty salons have been over at Vodafone Arena; this year, they are tucked under Rod Laver Arena, in a corridor outside centre court.
The past two weeks have been flat out for Gidget Ricca and Debbie Mitzia, who have cut hair, painted nails, waxed legs, trimmed beards and done everything in between for the past four and six years, respectively.

More than 10 players a day have shown up for a trim and a chat, not all of them immediately known to Gidget and Debbie.

"I'll go home and say, we had so-and-so in, and my sons will say, he's No. 10 in the world!" said Gidget, who runs her own salon in Armadale between Opens. "They all just come in and chat about how their day's been."

A cut for everybody
Debbie and Gidget have their favourites; two nights ago, Gidget looked up at the doubles match on screen and realised she'd trimmed the entire court's hair. "I didn't know who I should be barracking for."

The absent Martina Hingis is one they adore, and Daniela Hantuchova stopped by yesterday afternoon to book a manicure, but not a haircut, which Gidget was pleased to hear.

"I can remember seeing her when she was 15 years old with short hair and saying to her 'Daniela, you really should think about growing it'," she said.

Each year, Gidget and Debbie have about five minutes after the women's final to get the winner made up for her traditional photo shoot: they got Lindsay Davenport ready for a shot aboard a gondola a few years back, and Hingis made up for a photo shoot at Brighton Beach.

"It's really frantic because we never know where they're taking them until the last minute," Gidget said.

No shortage of advice

Almost as many guys as girls will have been in for a haircut by the time the tournament ends tomorrow (a few will have been talked into facials, too!) so we could not leave without getting some thoughts on some of the flashier 'dos at this year's Open.

Gidget is not a fan of the Andy Roddick spike ("It looks a bit long. I think Andy could do with a trim"), likes the James Blake-Younes El Aynaoui dreadlocks ("It makes them more individual") and thinks the Juan Carlos Ferrero 'shag' works. "He's got the regrowth, the wild and messy look. My sons liked the look of it."
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Yep, it works :D :drool: :D

Well, good night :wavey:

ferrerogrrl
01-25-2003, 08:19 AM
lol! thamks for that article, Vera! I like the Juanqui shag, too :)

ILR
01-25-2003, 12:51 PM
Hi everyone :wavey:

Thanks guys,I made it to the 6th circle ;) Im sure you left me some advice Layla and Hackie.That makes me the 3rd highest poster on this forum?:oI think it does!;) Just a quick word because im off out later but rest assured,Ill be back before you know it on Sunday night!

And I see Serena dog(RF!I stole that off you ;)) completed her Serena Slam.:rolleyes: Oh well.Dont let AA win the AO Rainer!

vaiva
01-25-2003, 01:09 PM
Hi thread :wavey:

Emma, congrats on your 6th circle of wisdom :) http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/gojerry.gif

Now I'm going some reading to do and see if I have anything to say :D

ILR
01-25-2003, 01:10 PM
Hi :wavey:

thanks!:D whats with that smilie?Is it a crazy one?:eek::p what are you trying to say?;)

Francine
01-25-2003, 01:16 PM
:wavey:

Well what a surprise, Serena won. :rolleyes:

I've just read this http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/21210-7.gifarticle about Juanqui and his lack of fighting spirit. I thought of posting it here, but the writer is really dissing him and I figured nobody is really up for something like that.

On a happier note: I just figured out all by myself that Spain playing Belgium in the DC propably means I'll get to see the tie on tv :bounce: when the Belgian channel that has broadcasted the belgian DC-ties is showing it again this year.

On a less happier note: yesterday morning I woke up with the idea; hell, why not go to the DC tie between Holland and Switserland? They'll play in Arnhem, which is only about 45 min by train and my godfather lives nearby, so I could propably stay at his place overnight. So I called the ticket office, but the whole thing is sold out already :fiery: (Ok, less than 2 weeks before the tie IS a bit late to purchase tickets, but they're playing in a f*cking football stadion which can seat 45.000 ppl and you're telling me there's no place for me anymore? http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/bigun2.gif @ Dutch tennis association (thanks for that smiley link Layla, lol)) And this morning my godfather called to talk to my mum about some stuff and I asked about the tie and he told me that he is going! And he didn't even asked me, THE biggest tennisfan in the family, to go with him :mad:

So after all of this I'm in a really bad mood. Oh wait, no I'll get to see Juanqui play DC (that Belgian channel better not let me down), hmmm, that helps a little.

Francine
01-25-2003, 01:18 PM
Hi Emma and Vaiva :wavey:

ILR
01-25-2003, 01:23 PM
:wavey: Francine

I have to go now unfortunately,I am off to see my gran before I babysit,see you all soon!:)

Francine
01-25-2003, 01:25 PM
:wavey:

vaiva
01-25-2003, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by Leo7
:eek: shocking article about Kim :eek:

Clijsters may quit in three years, father saysr
2003-01-24 16:07:45 GMT (Reuters)

BRUSSELS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - The hectic schedule of women's tennis could prompt Belgian number one Kim Clijsters to hang up her racket aged just 22, her father was reported as saying on Friday.

"Now she's coming to Belgium to play in Antwerp but then she has to pack her bags and hurry to America. Scottsdale, Indian Wells - it doesn't stop," Leo Clijsters told Belgian media.

"In three years' time she will very likely call it quits," he said. Kim, who earned $1.8 million last year, would be financially independent by then, he added.

The 19-year-old, who lost to Serena Williams in Thursday's Australian Open semi-final, made her professional debut in 1997 and is the girlfriend of men's world number one Lleyton Hewitt.

Leo, who acts as Clijsters' manager, said his daughter was under pressure in the sporting limelight. "She doesn't need all this attention," he said.
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Well i'd be shocked if Kimmy retired in just 3 years. i think she has the desire and passion to continue to play for the rest of the decade. i understand if she's becoming tired of playing so many tournaments all over the world, but she really doesn't HAVE to play so many events. maybe she should learn from her boyfriend Lleyton and decide to play less tourneys this year to get more rest. Clijsters played 26 events in 2002 and i think that amount should be lowered this year for her personal health.

Why do parents always have their own thoughts to say about their daughters' future in tennis :rolleyes:. Unless I hear Kim say the same, I'd rather ignore this statement. Didn't we have enough from some other more famous parents?

On the other hand, if Kim does not want to stay on the tour for long, I will respect her decision. Maybe she has other priorities (like family or studies) though I doubt that she would quit because she earned enough money to become independent.

vaiva
01-25-2003, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by IluvRogi
Hi :wavey:

thanks!:D whats with that smilie?Is it a crazy one?:eek::p what are you trying to say?;)

Nay, ILR.

The smily shows another circle. How could you possibly believe I was implying you are crazy :eek: We need more of such bright young people as you are :kiss:

vaiva
01-25-2003, 01:41 PM
Hi xxfrancine :wavey:

At least you have hope to see some DC matches on TV. Others are not that lucky :o

vaiva
01-25-2003, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by Vera
BTW, superbowl is coming. They mentioned there's a canadian performer in this superbowl, I wonder who's that.

I don't watch NFL, but I like to watch Superbowl for the commercial. Too bad the canadian broadcast actually own those spots and sell them to other advertisers different from the States so we never get to watch those great overbudget celebrities-flooded commercial. But I just watched the Pepsi one on a business network with Osbourne, it costed 2.1 million.

I heard that one of the teams playing in Superbowl have a player who is of Lithuanian origin :eek: and he is always showing great respect for his roots. Unfortunately, I do not like American football (or, to be more exact, can't undestand the rules :o) so I do not know his name.

I think Eurosport showed superbowl a year or few years ago. My crocodile convinced me to stay up and watch it live because of all these brand new commercials but guess what: the same as in Canada, the spots were sold to other companies and we ended up in huge disappointment.

Francine
01-25-2003, 01:49 PM
That's true, davis cup is really the only tennisevent people are interested in Holand, so that always gets a lot of attention. Anywa, I'm off to walk my dog :wavey:

vaiva
01-25-2003, 01:56 PM
Originally posted by Vera
I don't blame Rainer for being sketical. Roddick bring it on himself. He has so much gamesmenship tricks in the past that ppl in the tour and the fans decide that he's not trustworthy. I mean, that fable about lying repeatedly in the past so when danger comes, no one trust a call for help? Wonder if Roddick read that when he was a kid.

LMAO!

So true. It is also known that building your reputation may require years and years of hard work but then it can be ruined in a second and regaining it may take even longer than building it.

I guess, Pandy started from the wrong end. Even though he showed more maturity during this AO, I still have no respect for him. Maybe it will change with time. Everybody should be given a second chance ;)

vaiva
01-25-2003, 02:07 PM
Originally posted by Lee
And TC seems ready to declare war with Andy the poster. I wonder TC know that guy has absolutely no sense of humor and whether he will understand what TC is talking about.

Thanks Lee for the precious lead. I was trying to avoid all you-know-who-related threads after one was deleted, but that response of TC was worth reading. She is really a precious poster with cracking sense of humour. ;)

*anxiously waiting to see the reply from the witty 'Andy'*

(PS. Are you reading this as well, dear? See, you've become a VIP on this board. We cannot resist the temptation of mentioning you every day :p )

vaiva
01-25-2003, 02:23 PM
Originally posted by xxfrancine
That's true, davis cup is really the only tennisevent people are interested in Holand, so that always gets a lot of attention. Anywa, I'm off to walk my dog :wavey:

You have a dog!!!!!! Now that's another topic we can talk about avoiding any controversies, lol. Is it big?

Well, my dog is sleeping on the couch right now. He is a real sweetie, loves people and children although he sometimes can scare them because he is a big one. How funny, that he is of mixed breed (his mother (German shepherd) fell in love with neighbours Riezenschnauser (?sp) and the whole love affair ended with pregnancy) but looks like Labrador retriever. Even those who own pure labradors sometimes ask us from which club we are :D

Francine
01-25-2003, 06:15 PM
Lol, yes I have a dog. It's a blond labrador called Floortje. She's not very big, a lot of people think she's only a few months old, when in fact she's almost 6. She's very sweet, but also a big sissy, she's scared of almost every animal, even the smallest kitten. When I'm walking her and we run across another dog she goes and lies flat on the street until the dog has passed :rolleyes: But when she's in the house and someone rings the doorbell she won't stop barking, guess she only feels safe in her own territory.

Btw, I read in an interview once that JC has two St. bernards, they must awfully hot in southern Spain.

Chloe le Bopper
01-25-2003, 06:20 PM
And last, but not least, I'm really pissed off about that Andy thread. I posted a long response to Andy's personal address to me, and I quoted him paragraph by paragraph and even included quotes from other parts of the thread. It took me quite some time to write that and time is a very, very precious commodity to me these days. And what the fuck do I discover when I come back later? That the whole thread was deleted. Thank you very much Mrs. Guga! First my post is called redundant and now it's practically thrown into garbage.

I don't know why the hell I bothered with GM in the first place.


Layla - just wanted to tell you that I read your post, and thought that it was very well done.

You adressed ALL the points, without getting "personal" or what not.

As I said in Mrs guga's "I deleted the wow andy thread" thead - I think what she did is totally tacky. Frankly I have zero respect for her pathetic theatrics as it is, so my opinion is a little biased ;)

But I feel that deleting threads where you were no longer participating actively in the main discussion, is rude to those posting in it. Perhaps she felt that she was made to look like and idiot? (hope you're reading this, love :kiss: )

Anyhow - I think that I need a vacation or something.

Too many people who post on here make me fear for humanity.

TennisHack
01-25-2003, 06:59 PM
:wavey:

Afternoon, everyone! :) Francine -- ooooh, that sucks!!! I hate people who aren't thoughtful like that :rolleyes: Does your godfather even like tennis, or is it just because it's a huge sporting event, that's why he's going? Oh, well, at least you can console yourself with Juan Carlos and the Spanish troupe.

I'm looking forward to the USA-Croatia tie, but am very disappointed that Goran's in disarray again :sad: He would have added a lot, just being there . . . say, do you think he'd go even if he couldn't play? It's in Croatia, after all . . . :)

Lee, I'm sorry Mark & Daniel lost :sad: but Santoro/Llodra are toughies. I'm rather glad Fabrice won, I felt bad for him when he lost to Juanqui :(:o

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030125/capt.1043496559australian_open_tennis_mel144.jpg

Llodra's kinda cute in that pic :o

OMG, could Serena's champion pictures be any more tacky? :rolleyes:

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030125/capt.1043501427australian_open_tennis_mel150.jpg

Shoulda been Kimmy :sad:

Thanks for that article, Vera! LOL, Juanqui's setting a trend even in hairstyles. He's so cute :kiss:

Francine
01-25-2003, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey:

Afternoon, everyone! :) Francine -- ooooh, that sucks!!! I hate people who aren't thoughtful like that :rolleyes: Does your godfather even like tennis, or is it just because it's a huge sporting event, that's why he's going? Oh, well, at least you can console yourself with Juan Carlos and the Spanish troupe.

Yeah, he likes tennis, he's a sportsfanatic, but so am I :( At least he promised to take me next time :)

Francine
01-25-2003, 07:46 PM
Lol, I know this is totally of-topic but I just dicovered a program at http://www.reasonablyclever.com/ on which you can create a lego-version of yourself and I had a blast :o. Check me out:

http://home.planet.nl/~kappe095/francine/ikke.jpg

Layla
01-25-2003, 09:26 PM
Hello everyone! :wavey:

Just got back from work, but I'm going to bed early. I intend to get up at 4 a.m. and enjoy men's final in the company of a fine bottle of Guiness. :D I'm quite excited about that! :bounce:

Hey, did Santoro and Llodra really win? Congrats to them! :bounce: I couldn't be happier for Fabrice! He's an amazing doubles player. :)

Hey Francine, that's a lovely lego of you. :)

Layla
01-25-2003, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Layla - just wanted to tell you that I read your post, and thought that it was very well done.

You adressed ALL the points, without getting "personal" or what not.

As I said in Mrs guga's "I deleted the wow andy thread" thead - I think what she did is totally tacky. Frankly I have zero respect for her pathetic theatrics as it is, so my opinion is a little biased ;)

But I feel that deleting threads where you were no longer participating actively in the main discussion, is rude to those posting in it. Perhaps she felt that she was made to look like and idiot? (hope you're reading this, love :kiss: )

Anyhow - I think that I need a vacation or something.

Too many people who post on here make me fear for humanity.

Thanks Becca! :kiss: At least someone managed to read what I'd written. That's exactly why I was pissed of, because I put some thought and time into that post and then it was just gone, poof, vanished. But I've calmed down now. ;)

I know how you feel, but humanity is an odd mixture, and the bunch in this forum more than compensates for the dummies out there. :) I remember the days when GM was actually a good place though.

Layla
01-25-2003, 09:45 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack

I'm looking forward to the USA-Croatia tie, but am very disappointed that Goran's in disarray again :sad: He would have added a lot, just being there . . . say, do you think he'd go even if he couldn't play? It's in Croatia, after all . . . :)


It's such a shame about Goran. :sad: But I'm sure he will be there cheering his team-mates on. :) I can't wait to see Ancic play. :bounce:

TennisHack
01-25-2003, 09:48 PM
:wavey:

Francine, very cool! Is the flower for anybody special? ;)

I'm not going to watch the final (as I did last year -- that was tons of fun) because I can't bear the thought of Agassihole winning. I'll follow scores with you guys and cheer for Rainer :bounce: because I really want him to win!!

Nobody in the 'tennis world' has faith in Rainer -- and I've found Mark Woodforde's column for the Open to be really biased and annoying. He said Kim had the best chance of upsetting the all Williams all the time but that she couldn't do it. He says Rainer doesn't even have a chance for a set.

Jerk. :rolleyes: And they wonder who the hell Rainer Schuettler is.

Layla
01-25-2003, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by Lee
One more good luck charm, Layla!

Thanks Lee! :) I espacially appreciate it because I know you didn't like what he said about Andy.

TennisHack
01-25-2003, 09:51 PM
Whoops, didn't realize the time :o Gotta go!

Layla
01-25-2003, 09:54 PM
Originally posted by TennisHack
:wavey:

Francine, very cool! Is the flower for anybody special? ;)

I'm not going to watch the final (as I did last year -- that was tons of fun) because I can't bear the thought of Agassihole winning. I'll follow scores with you guys and cheer for Rainer :bounce: because I really want him to win!!

Nobody in the 'tennis world' has faith in Rainer -- and I've found Mark Woodforde's column for the Open to be really biased and annoying. He said Kim had the best chance of upsetting the all Williams all the time but that she couldn't do it. He says Rainer doesn't even have a chance for a set.

Jerk. :rolleyes: And they wonder who the hell Rainer Schuettler is.

Hi TH! :wavey:

I'm glad you'll be here for the scores, so I won't be lonely. ;)

Pffft @ those jerks! :rolleyes: I really hope Rainer proves them all wrong.

How are you?

Layla
01-25-2003, 10:06 PM
As for Kimmy, I'm not gonna take her father's word for it. It's very suspicious that he's out there talking about it and she hasn't said anything. Sounds to me too much like his own patriarchal vision of his daughter's career. :rolleyes: I think it's far too early to even consider retirement at 19. When she gets to that point (22) she will have a clearer vision of what she wants out of life, but for new, her passion for tennis is far too strong to give it up.

Still, as disappointed as I would be if she really does retire in 3 years, I'd respect her decision and I'd fully understand if she wants to put family first. We'll see what happens though. I'd be very much surprised if what her father said comes true. And I can't believe he made it sound like she's only in it for the money. :mad: Shame on him!

vaiva
01-25-2003, 10:12 PM
Layla :wavey:

If my crocodile returns as I suspect from their boys-only party, I will be up for the time of finals. I'll joint the cheering team here. Even though I do not care who wins the final, I'll be supporting Rainer just because nobody is giving him any chances to test AA and almost predicting a triple-bagel. How respectful :o

Layla
01-25-2003, 10:22 PM
Hi Vaiva! :wavey:

Glad to hear that. Yeah, nobody's giving him half a chance! We'll see what happens though. I hope it's not a big waste of my time. ;) Still, I'm determined to enjoy myself regardless of the score. :)

Chloe le Bopper
01-25-2003, 10:23 PM
I'll be rooting for Rainer because he is the underdog - and I ALWAYS go for the underdog, except when it's Ferrero or Justine :cool:

vaiva
01-25-2003, 10:29 PM
Strange things might happen. Remember Shanghai, AA vs Novak. For me, the score was very unexpected. Maybe Rainer can pull a Novak here, lol :D

Layla
01-25-2003, 10:31 PM
Hehe, more Rainer supporters! ;) Should be fun. :) Too bad Andre is practically at home at the AO. Do I hear the sound of breaking and entering? :p

Chloe le Bopper
01-25-2003, 10:33 PM
I'm a bad bad girl :o

Remember the good old, usually light hearted (at least from my perspective) thread - The Andy Roddick Depreciation Thread? :o

Well I gave it a couple days to sink it so that I wouldn't be rubbing salt in the wounds - but I HAD to bump it back up :o

vaiva
01-25-2003, 10:41 PM
LOL, Becca. I never knew that thread existed :o

Will it be invaded now by the wounded soldiers of never-declared war?

Layla
01-25-2003, 10:43 PM
LOL, Becca! :D I don't think that's gonna go down very well. ;) But they deserve it since my favorite Andy thread no longer exists. :p LMAO! This could get ugly.

Chloe le Bopper
01-25-2003, 10:43 PM
vaiva - I dunno - for the most part it was just a "fun" thread.

Like the Potato Peelers, but not as amusing of a concept.

I had totally forgotten that it was so long though - over 200 posts :o

Hopefully anybody new who reads it will notice that it's an OLD thread, and intended light heartedly.

That said, surely Naldo will be in there to spice it up eventuallyt :D

vaiva
01-25-2003, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by Layla
It's such a shame about Goran. :sad: But I'm sure he will be there cheering his team-mates on. :) I can't wait to see Ancic play. :bounce:

You will be having the coverage, Layla?

How come?

Chloe le Bopper
01-25-2003, 10:49 PM
I'm going to go have a nap :D

:wavey:

Layla
01-25-2003, 10:52 PM
LMAO Vaiva! :D

I have to go to bed now, so here's my cheer for Rainer in case I fail to wake up. :o

GO RAINER GO! 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

Goodnight TH, Becca and Vaiva! :wavey:

Layla
01-25-2003, 10:54 PM
Originally posted by vaiva
You will be having the coverage, Layla?

How come?

It will be on Croatian TV. :)

vaiva
01-25-2003, 10:59 PM
Oh, my bad, Layla :o. However, we do not get any Latvian or Estonian TV here (I think this is something comparable to Slovenia-Croatia).

OK ladies, my old bones also need some rest. Nite, nite Layla & Becca :wavey:

Vera
01-26-2003, 02:09 AM
Originally posted by xxfrancine

I've just read this http://www.smilies.org/basesmilies/21210-7.gifarticle about Juanqui and his lack of fighting spirit. I thought of posting it here, but the writer is really dissing him and I figured nobody is really up for something like that.

I also read one, maybe the same one. Oh well, he probably deserves it and letís not be too kind. But I think the harder the criticisms, maybe the better for him. Sure that heíll think twice if heís in that situation again. Remembering the painful experience and if he doesnít want to be called a quitter again, heís not going to do a similar thing to help himself to a negative reputation. I was in high school and once in a 400m competition where I fell behind and gave up without finishing the race. I still think about it, still feel the shame of being a quitter. So I donít believe he can live with that.

I try to let this match go, but I still canít :sad:. So finding the positive may help a little. And Vaiva is right. Building a reputation takes years (and he came on the tour and was known as a fighter for the past few years), then you can ruin it in one match. It is a big price that he paid for losing that match, letís hope that bought him more maturity and determination.

Vera
01-26-2003, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by xxfrancine

Btw, I read in an interview once that JC has two St. bernards, they must awfully hot in southern Spain.

I've seen a pic of him with that 2 St. Bernards, beautiful dogs, that's when he was a kid so he's really cute too. But recently try to find that pic and can't find it anymore.

I had a dog when I was a kid. He ran off one day and I was very sad for a while. But for some reason, I'm afraid of dog now :o. I got really tense when there's dog around. I particularly wary about some hyper dog, they are more unpredictable.

Vera
01-26-2003, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca

As I said in Mrs guga's "I deleted the wow andy thread" thead - I think what she did is totally tacky. Frankly I have zero respect for her pathetic theatrics as it is, so my opinion is a little biased ;)


Madam G is worried that Clueless will finally realised what her post truly means, so she decided to hide the evidence. But she might have overestimated him.

Vera
01-26-2003, 02:33 AM
I like both double pairs so I'm happy for the winners but sad for the losers. Well done, Santoro and Llodra. Next time, Knowles and Nestor.

Vera
01-26-2003, 02:36 AM
Just half an hour away from the final. Better go make dinner and get myself ready in front of the TV. I expect Ahole to win but I don't think he can win it easily. But I won't be surprised if Rainer wins this one, I just got a feeling that a pleasant surprise maybe looming :D.

So good luck to Rainer :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Enjoy the match, everyone :wavey:

Lee
01-26-2003, 03:00 AM
Originally posted by TennisHack
Lee, I'm sorry Mark & Daniel lost :sad: but Santoro/Llodra are toughies. I'm rather glad Fabrice won, I felt bad for him when he lost to Juanqui :(:o


Thanks TH! Well, if it's not Daniel on the other end of the net, I will cheer for Fabrice too! Anyway, we can say it's a tie now cause last year was Daniel's team won, but it's just awful that Daniel/Mark lost another GS final. Last year, they lost in both FO and Wimbly final and many more before. *sign*

Honestly, Serena, you need to attend another fashion college cos the one you took some courses before, is definitely disgusting.

Lee
01-26-2003, 03:08 AM
Originally posted by Layla
Thanks Lee! :) I espacially appreciate it because I know you didn't like what he said about Andy.

You're welcome. I am disappointed in what he said, it doesn't matter it's about Andy or not. Even the other player has a reputation even worse than Andy, it's still not appropriate. But, if I can forgive Andy (if he really show more maturity and no more gamesmanship) down the road, I can definitely forgive and forget what Rainer said this time.

Layla
01-26-2003, 03:20 AM
Morning everyone! :wavey:

Ouch, it's not looking good. Rainer just won his first point (after 2 love games) and he raised his arms in tiumph. What a joker! :o Quite a terrible start but I hope he shakes it off. He did the same thing with Andy and he ended up winning.

Layla
01-26-2003, 03:23 AM
Ah, he's already 2 breaks down. Andre leads 3-0. :o:o

Layla
01-26-2003, 03:28 AM
Wow, Rainer has a break point! :eek: He made it, he broke back! :bounce:

3-1

Layla
01-26-2003, 03:46 AM
Rainer lost the first set 2-6. :(

But at least he's playing better now.

Where is everyone? :confused:

Lee
01-26-2003, 04:05 AM
Hi Layla! :wavey:

I am watching the game on TV! Unfortunately, the TV is on the other side of the wall! :D :D

Layla
01-26-2003, 04:11 AM
Hi Lee! :wavey:

Rainer has played some excellent games and then some quite patchy ones, but all in all he's holding up better than most people expected.

Agassi won the second set 6-2. I hope Rainer is not going to give up.

FIGHT RAINER!!!

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 04:14 AM
:wavey: everyone! :)

Layla
01-26-2003, 04:15 AM
Where is Dissident? :(

Lee
01-26-2003, 04:20 AM
Hi Allan! :wavey:

I have seen Diss for a few days now!

Layla
01-26-2003, 04:22 AM
Hi Allan! :wavey:

I know, he hasn't been around for ages. :confused: Come back Dissident! I miss you! :sad:

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 04:23 AM
Hi everyone! :) I hope the rest of this final isn't so one-sided. :(

Layla
01-26-2003, 04:26 AM
Rainer came undone. :sad:

Agassi leads 5-1

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 04:29 AM
Oh no...:( Poor Rainer :sad:

Lee
01-26-2003, 04:33 AM
Layla *hug*

Rainer is very frustrated in the end!

I am actually more frustrated than he do because I have to endure those comment from PMac, Mary & Cliffie. Even my hubby not being a tennis fan, feel that they are doing a very bad job. They are so condecending and sort of laugh at Rainer. :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Layla
01-26-2003, 04:34 AM
Rainer lost in an hour and 16 minutes. :rolleyes:

Well, at least I'll be well rested, because I'll be back in bed in no time.

Rainer :sad: :sad: :sad:

Lee
01-26-2003, 04:37 AM
The only encouraging thing about today is Navratilova win the mixed double at the age of 46. Well done Martina!

Layla
01-26-2003, 04:39 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Layla *hug*

Rainer is very frustrated in the end!

I am actually more frustrated than he do because I have to endure those comment from PMac, Mary & Cliffie. Even my hubby not being a tennis fan, feel that they are doing a very bad job. They are so condecending and sort of laugh at Rainer. :fiery: :fiery: :fiery:

Thanks for the hug. :(

I'm glad I didn't have to endure those comments, but the Eurosport commentators weren't much better. :rolleyes:

Agassi is a terminator. He's in a frightning form. :mad:

Layla
01-26-2003, 04:40 AM
Congrats to Martina! :D

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 04:43 AM
Wow!! Martina Nav won mixed dubs? Cool! :D :bounce:

Lee
01-26-2003, 04:48 AM
Originally posted by Dr. Peedy
Wow!! Martina Nav won mixed dubs? Cool! :D :bounce:

She definitely give women over 40 some hope :D :D :D

Layla
01-26-2003, 04:54 AM
Agassi didn't even mention his wife and his child, even after he was put on the spot by someone from the audience. :rolleyes: Eugh, he makes me sick!

Forget it, I'll just go back to bed. At least I'll get a decent night's sleep out of this.

Goodnight Lee and Allan! :wavey:

Lee
01-26-2003, 04:56 AM
Goodnight Layla! :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 05:01 AM
I'm off too, bye everyone! :wavey: :wavey: :)

TennisHack
01-26-2003, 05:24 AM
:wavey:

Sorry I missed the final after I said I'd be here :o but it sounds like it's a good thing I wasn't around. I was giving some much-needed attention to my friend and now I'm dead on my feet.

Poor Rainer :sad: He's just going to be remember as "that other guy who choked" now :fiery: when it's not fair to belittle his AO. Oh, well. At least now its officially over and done with and we can move on with our lives.

Since no one's here I'll say goodnight. I haven't seen Dissident either :sad::sad::sad:

Chloe le Bopper
01-26-2003, 05:40 AM
Before we all shit on Agassi, perhaps he doesn't mention them because steffi asks him NOT to.

I'm not Agassi fan myself, but I don't think he deserves any flack for that whatsoever, and it's hardly a reflection of what kind of family man he is or isn't.

Anyhow - nobody be offended by the Grand Slam Freeze Club please ;)

Lee
01-26-2003, 06:31 AM
Allan! New avatar!









Honestly, I like the real one more

Lee
01-26-2003, 06:32 AM
Since the AO double champion is so popular here............

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 06:33 AM
LOL :wavey: Lee! :)

Actually, I like the real one more too, I'm just experimenting at this stage.... there is this Japanese site that does some rather cute animations.... this file was slightly too large to use as an avatar.

Lee
01-26-2003, 06:37 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Anyhow - nobody be offended by the Grand Slam Freeze Club please ;)

Even you put Pete there, I'm still cool. :D :D I even provide the score :D :D

Scotso
01-26-2003, 06:37 AM
ooooo Michael has nice legs :D

Lee
01-26-2003, 06:39 AM
Hi Allan and Scott! :wavey:

Allan, I think Legolas like to use bow. He uses knives too?

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 06:40 AM
This is supposed to be Pippin. :)

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 06:42 AM
Originally posted by Lee
Hi Allan and Scott! :wavey:

Allan, I think Legolas like to use bow. He uses knives too?

I don't recall if the movie covered this, but definitely at one stage in the book he was killing Orcs with his dagger because he had run out of arrows.

Well, here's one of him carrying his bow.

Lee
01-26-2003, 06:42 AM
Originally posted by King Scotso of Aragon
ooooo Michael has nice legs :D

Almost lost, took me a while to connect Michael -- Llodra. :p

His shoes are cool.

Scotso
01-26-2003, 06:43 AM
I don't really like the shoes, they confuse my eyes.

Scotso
01-26-2003, 06:44 AM
mmm veggie pizza :D

Scotso
01-26-2003, 06:44 AM
hows the weather in Aussie right now Allan :D it's 25 degrees F here

Lee
01-26-2003, 06:45 AM
Originally posted by King Scotso of Aragon
I don't really like the shoes, they confuse my eyes.

Then you need another pair of glasses. Those reading glasses sell in drug stores are cool too. :D :D

Chloe le Bopper
01-26-2003, 06:45 AM
Thanks Lee :D

I had to put Pete - sorry- for Hewitt and Safin have to get their dues as "spankers".

But don't worry - Agassi 1990 USO has been added ;)

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 06:46 AM
Actually... surprisingly, it hasn't gotten as hot today as I would have expected.... the temp is OK at the moment... I still have my fan on, but I am not sweating.

Scotso
01-26-2003, 06:49 AM
Lee :p

I have 20/20 vision thank you :p

Lee
01-26-2003, 06:49 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
But don't worry - Agassi 1990 USO has been added ;)

Now I have to dig up that score!

Lee
01-26-2003, 06:51 AM
AA was spanked by Pete 4-6 3-6 2-6

Chloe le Bopper
01-26-2003, 06:54 AM
Thanks again Lee.

I was going to include Ferrero, but somehow the fact that he won a set exempts him fro the list I *think*

If anybody objects in the thread I will include him ;) But then i woul have to include ALL 4 set spankings as well, and that is just far too many :p

Scotso
01-26-2003, 06:56 AM
"Suzanne Summers! This is my BAD SIDE!"

I love Serial Mom :D

Lee
01-26-2003, 06:58 AM
Wonder whether Leo will ever show up in this thread again!

Emma is mighty disappointed!!!

Scotso
01-26-2003, 07:03 AM
Why wouldn't Leo come here?

Lee
01-26-2003, 07:05 AM
I have no idea since have not seen him here for quite a while but he show up somewhere.

Just a reminder, Emma has her 6000 posts yesterday.

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 07:06 AM
Oh yeah..... saw that earlier but forgot to congratulate her! :o

Congrats Emma for reaching 6000! :D :bounce:

Leo7
01-26-2003, 07:07 AM
:wavey:

congrats dear Emma!!! :bounce:

Lee
01-26-2003, 07:07 AM
So, have you finish with your experiment on avatar, Allan?

Scotso
01-26-2003, 07:08 AM
Who is Emma? :o

Lee
01-26-2003, 07:08 AM
Hi Leo! :wavey:

Scotso
01-26-2003, 07:09 AM
hey Leo :hearts:

Lee
01-26-2003, 07:09 AM
Originally posted by King Scotso of Aragon
Who is Emma? :o

She's the girl in Leo's loving arms! :D :D

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 07:09 AM
LMAO, yeah, I've finished experimenting for now, Lee! :D

I saw this drooling smiley on another board and I thought it was real cute! :)

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 07:10 AM
:wavey: Leo! :)

Leo7
01-26-2003, 07:11 AM
hey. so Lee, have you been watching GG? i have to watch my tape of the most recent episode. but i loved the episode before; the Rory-Jess-Dean triangle is becoming more and more interesting.

Emma is IluvRogi. ;)

Leo7
01-26-2003, 07:13 AM
is anyone else curius about why that Rachbabe girl is always lurking around here but never actually posts?

anyway, i have to go and get some sleep. bon nuit. :wavey:

Lee
01-26-2003, 07:13 AM
Originally posted by Leo7
hey. so Lee, have you been watching GG? i have to watch my tape of the most recent episode. but i loved the episode before; the Rory-Jess-Dean triangle is becoming more and more interesting.

Emma is IluvRogi. ;)

With this Rory-Jess-Dean triangle, I wil try to squeeze GG into my very busy schedule tomorrow.

I am mad at myself cause I mixed up the tapes and now one eppy was embedded in some tennis matches. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Scotso
01-26-2003, 07:14 AM
oooohhhh okie. Congrats Emma!

:wavey: Leo

Lee
01-26-2003, 07:14 AM
Ciao Leo! :wavey:

You should read some posts for the last 2 days. Zosse (now Vaiva) has some spies theory. :D :D

Leo7
01-26-2003, 07:15 AM
oh well, those kind of mistakes happen with me too. i have an eppy of Buffy squeezed on the same tape with Wimby '01 matches.

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 07:15 AM
:wavey: Leo! :)

Chloe le Bopper
01-26-2003, 07:16 AM
is anyone else curius about why that Rachbabe girl is always lurking around here but never actually posts?

There are a few who lurk and haven't posted yet - as in, never posted on the board at all.

I do hope they join us eventually -the more the merrier :hearts:

Lee
01-26-2003, 07:17 AM
Goodnight everyone too! :wavey:

I have been ignoring my hubby too much during AO. Now I have to be the lovely wife.

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 07:18 AM
Goodnight, Lee! :) :wavey:

Puss-in-Boots
01-26-2003, 07:22 AM
Anyway, I'm off too, myself!

Cya all later! :) :wavey:

Scotso
01-26-2003, 07:24 AM
bye Lee and Peedy :wavey:

Vera
01-26-2003, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by Rebecca
Anyhow - nobody be offended by the Grand Slam Freeze Club please ;)

When I first saw the title, I thought: Gosh, here we go again. But Iím glad that at least you didnít open the thread with his name in the very first column, eventhough I knew sooner or later, heíll be the honorary mention. Iím not offended so donít get me wrong. I hope that someday, I grow up to be as objective like you :p.

vaiva
01-26-2003, 11:27 AM
Hi thread :wavey:

*hug* Layla *hug*

The AA man was quite ruthless, wasn't he? My man apparently returned too late so when I woke up and turned on TV the match was already over :rolleyes:

However, there are good things to come for Rainer. He will be seeded high in many tournaments and (may) have easier early round matches. If he keeps his game and level of play, he may have a very good year indeed.

*we need more positive thinking*

Layla
01-26-2003, 11:36 AM
Hello everyone! :wavey:

You didn't miss much Vaiva. ;) But I honestly don't think Rainer choked (here we go with that word I hate again). Maybe in the last set when he lost all hope of winning. Andre has a way of getting to you psychologically.

Rainer played some games incredibly well and then others pretty poorly. He just couldn't sustain a high level of play but he did try his best. Honestly, Andre would've probably kicked anyone's butt yesterday, so Rainer didn't deserve all the shit he got. He was terrifying. I wish he didn't play so well. :( But I'm hoping it's just Melbourne that inspired him to play like that and he won't continue like this. :p

Thanks for the hug. :) I'm over it by now, moving on to Milan, which will also be covered on Eurosport. :) Ooops, I have no idea who's playing. I should go check. :o

Francine
01-26-2003, 11:40 AM
:wavey:
Well, so much for the Aussie Open this year. I think I liked the one of last year better, even though Juanqui didn't play then.
Hope the French will turn out to much better than last years ;)