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Nasdaq-100 Open 2004

dagmar7
03-20-2004, 11:19 AM
The temptation to make some bad pun about Miami Vice or Miami Heat is almost overwhelming, but somehow I feel must be resisted.

I am still :mad: over IW and that Chela match, but remain - as a great woman once said - relentlessly optimistic.:D

This tournament is virtually Agassi's personal property, but I will provide more thoughts later - I know you all can't wait. ;)

First, here is a link to the official site, where you can get your chaotic market results and tennis results in one convenient place.

http://www.nasdaq100open.com/

The draw will be made Monday at 2:00 pm est for the men's singles. Ll may be seeded eighteenth, I guess. In my optimistic mood, I look on this as good incentive.

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In keeping with that, I would like as a fan to make a few pleas.

1) All any fan can ask for is a complete effort, so that's the first one. I want it proven to me that Chela was a 2004 aberration. :mad:

2) I don't want to hear about the 'heavy balls'. ;)

3) Since Ll is well rested, maybe some doubles... :cool:

4) Play better.

...and, of course, may the capricious deities of tennis smile.:)

:angel:

kim4eva
03-20-2004, 02:23 PM
thanks for the info Dagmar! :kiss:
it seems like you start all of the tournaments thread :yeah:
thanks for putting in an effort in all these posts for us :worship:

duck
03-20-2004, 02:47 PM
In a nutshell:


[4) Play better.
A lot better. Please. :D

Billabong
03-20-2004, 05:47 PM
Good luck Lley:)!

tournesol
03-21-2004, 11:53 AM
In a nutshell:


A lot better. Please. :D
i don' t think better is needed, just play

kim-fan
03-21-2004, 04:35 PM
i don' t think better is needed, just play

just play, and play good

Lisbeth
03-22-2004, 01:27 AM
Good luck Lleyton! The only way is up!

dagmar7
03-22-2004, 10:41 AM
Juan Carlos Ferrero officially withdraws. Poor Juan Carlos :sad: - I hope he's recovering nicely from that bout of chicken pox. He's smart to not try and come back here - save himself for the european claycourt season.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-nasdaq22mar22,0,2584650.story?coll=sfla-sports-headlines

kim4eva
03-22-2004, 11:39 AM
Let's Go Lleyton! :bounce: :clap2:

dagmar7
03-22-2004, 12:31 PM
Lleyton! :worship: :confused: :angel:

The qualifying draws and order of play for today's qualifying are up on the official site, as well as posted around these fair forums, I'm sure. I see Alex Corretja didn't receive a wildcard here and is playing qualifying. Anthony Dupuis is the top seed for men's q.

The Competition in all their glory, presumably in order of seeding.

I have given the top twenty, the 2004 record of each and a few comments. More later maybe. We will see. ;)

Roger Federer:::22-1:::The good: 3 titles, #1, a grand slam, soon to become an official religion. The bad: wins too much, wears too much cologne...well, nothing really. ;)

Andy Roddick:::20-5:::The good: He looks like he wants to win every match, plays with a lot of confidence and competitiveness; Scottsdale back problems didn't look like a factor in IW. The bad: not the dominant player of last fall.

Guillermo Coria:::12-4:::The good: Very good showing at IW on hardcourt - probably likes the famous 'heavy' conditions. Has a title already this year and is an extremely focussed competitor. The bad: not much really, some early losses.

Andre Agassi:::12-3:::The good: A smarter player now and played extremely well at IW and owns Miami - will that fountain of youth never run dry? Bad: I know he is concentrating on the slams, but he hasn't won a tournament since the U.S. claycourt in Houston last year. Return isn't what it once was.

Carlos Moya:::18-4:::The good: 2 titles already this year; formidable streaks of winning. The bad: upset in his 1st match at IW. Bad luck perhaps, but so far seems at his best in lesser events.

Rainer Schuettler:::2-6:::The good: He has a lot of insurance points from last year and has maintained his ranking. The bad: record speaks for itself. I like the 'cursed fila shirt' theory.

Tim Henman:::13-5:::The good: Coaching change looks like it has really paid off. Big wins over Federer and Roddick. The bad: Still has trouble going the distance and building on said big wins.

David Nalbandian:::5-2:::The good: amazing start. The bad: injuries. It's curious that such a dominant player still only has 2 career titles.

Paradorn Srichaphan:::10-7:::The good: athletic and looks good on the catwalk. The bad: slumping, crushed by Tommy Haas in 2nd rd of IW. Father? Distracted by fame and popularity?

Nicolas Massu:::7-8:::The good: well travelled, persistent. The bad: losing record; withdrew from match against Nadal - he was down a set.

Mark Philippoussis:::5-7:::The good: very pretty girlfriend - they make a lovely couple. The bad: Still hasn't won a set since Australian Open. Motivation? Fitness? Many questions...

Sebastien Grosjean:::8-3:::The good: played well at IW, winning the doubles :) and losing in rd 4 to Coria. The bad: troubled by injuries, no big wins so far.

Sjeng Schalken:::11-6:::The good: most of the time defeats players he should defeat. The bad: not really scaring anyone and hasn't come close to an upset. He has improved a lot over his career, but is he content to be where he is?

Jiri Novak:::7-3:::The good: Back playing after some injury trouble. The bad: some bad losses this year - Nadal in NZ and Fish in IW, didn't seem in the match.

Martin Verkerk:::9-6:::The good: winning record; intimidating to play with those facial expressions. The bad: Hasn't really built on that RG final last year, erratic, a curiously dreadful doubles player.

Mardy Fish:::9-5:::The good: playing very well in his home country, still looks like a player on the rise. The bad: not much, not a very competitive match against Federer at IW.

Lleyton Hewitt:::15-2:::The good: 2 titles this year and a nice record with some biggish wins, seems very healthy. The bad: wtf was that against Chela? A prisoner of love - what's up with washing Kim's hair?

Gustavo Kuerten:::14-5:::The good: has won a title, serve is still a formidable and underrated weapon. The bad: along with Lleyton, the big loser points-wise at IW, movement not what it was.

Tommy Robredo:::9-7:::The good: excellent doubles player, which should help his overall game. The bad: record is mediocre. IW must have been a tough time for the spanish players so we'll give him the benefit of the doubt re his loss to Corretja.

Agustin Calleri:::12-7:::The good: good result at IW, taking out superteens Soderling and Nadal before falling to Labadze. The bad: 27 years old and 1 career title is sort of strange for a player this highly ranked.

tournesol
03-22-2004, 12:59 PM
Lleyton! :worship: :confused: :angel:

The qualifying draws and order of play for today's qualifying are up on the official site, as well as posted around these fair forums, I'm sure. I see Alex Corretja didn't receive a wildcard here and is playing qualifying. Anthony Dupuis is the top seed for men's q.

The Competition in all their glory, presumably in order of seeding.

I have given the top twenty, the 2004 record of each and a few comments. More later maybe. We will see. ;)



thanks dagmar for your enlighting analysis; just 1 comment after reading about so many 'good' and 'bad' i can't help wonder who's the ugly ;)

dagmar7
03-22-2004, 01:20 PM
tsk...you are attempting to draw me into further into scandal and controversy.:D

Italian westerns :worship:

:devil:

Three: the shadow of doping hanging over the atp :sad:; the cursed 'fila' shirt; almost everyone's 'tennis face' with the nod going to poor not-so-old Martin Verkerk - I should say here that I like the philosophical way he answers questions about his appearance. He is a lot better humoured than I would be in his position.

Jess
03-22-2004, 04:40 PM
Thanks for the analysis Dagmar ;) :)

dagmar7
03-22-2004, 10:28 PM
The draw is out! :D Here is a link.

http://www.nasdaq100open.com/draws/Event1Round1Segment1.html

Ll handled Soderling pretty easily at the DC tie, but that was davis cup.

"We meet (maybe) again" This is the 4th time this year that Ll and Roger Federer have been in the same quarter, that's 4 out of the 4 tournaments they both entered.

It's an appealing potential match, but...coincidence or conspiracy?

:devil:

You knew that was coming, didn't you? :o

Federer gets a potential 3rd rd with the Wunderkind, Nadal. Ll gets what could be considered a break, being in the Massu "sixteenth section" and the Henman "eighth", even though the latter is playing very well.

Angele
03-22-2004, 10:39 PM
Another bad draw... hardly shocking :rolleyes: But seriously though, it's hard for Lleyton to get his ranking up when he's drawn to meet the best player in the world in the 4th round or quarters of every single event they both play :mad:

Jess
03-22-2004, 10:41 PM
Federer again :eek: Give the guy a break.
At least he gets Henman - that means we *might* get coverage ;)

crazzzy_grrl
03-23-2004, 04:59 AM
Lleyton Hewitt:::15-2:::The good: 2 titles this year and a nice record with some biggish wins, seems very healthy. The bad: wtf was that against Chela? A prisoner of love - what's up with washing Kim's hair?

I dont see whats wrong with lleyton helping kim.... hes just helping the one he loves.:inlove:

tournesol
03-23-2004, 08:39 AM
I dont see whats wrong with lleyton helping kim.... hes just helping the one he loves.:inlove:

there's nohting wrong with that; but to win a match you must be totally focused on it and block out any other preoccupation of any kind,
something Ll was (hopefully still is) terribly good at
but at the same time it's possible that Ll had kim's injury on his mind and couldn't really focus

dagmar7
03-23-2004, 11:08 AM
I dont see whats wrong with lleyton helping kim.... hes just helping the one he loves.:inlove:

crazzzy girl, thanks for being brave enough to say what I'm sure many feel. :)

Did you watch the Chela match? It was just dreadful. I think all the commentators, spectators and even posters on this fair site talking about how he was tanking to go on holiday with Kim or look after Kim didn't help my already bad mood. ;)

He was defending a title. He typically took a lot of pride in trying to match his previous good results, but this time in the words of a spectator he 'stunk up the joint' and seemed not to care.

He has nobody to blame but himself for that, but the hair-washing thing got to me I must admit. She doesn't need him for stuff like that. She's staying at a luxury hotel with probably a spa and fifty or so :p salons - she doesn't need an amateur hairdresser, however charming. It's a serious injury and requires caution, but she's scarcely an invalid and still has the use of her right hand/arm.

I know, I know...it's not that big a deal, but as a fan of Ll the tennis player, not just Ll the boyfriend, it struck me the wrong way - sorry. :o

I realize I am in a tiny minority re this opinion.

Jess
03-23-2004, 11:43 AM
I do kind of agree Dagmar ;) while I'm sure Ll washing her hair would have been more entertaining for Kim :) he should have remained a little more focused on his match.
But he may have had other reasons for playing badly - I guess we just don't know ;)

dagmar7
03-23-2004, 11:52 AM
Thanks Jess and thanks too for your sage comments, dani :cool: , anyway this is a new tournament and hope springs eternal.:D

Certainly, he has no points to defend here. I hope he plays really well and we get that Federer match we were denied in IW, and I hope that Kim rests that left wrist - no drunken skateboarding for you, Kim!

Okay, that was pretty random.:o

I wonder if Ll will play doubles with Flip here, like he did last year. They lost in the 1st rd too, but I think they should anyway.

Jess
03-23-2004, 11:56 AM
:lol: @ the drunken skateboarding ;)

Hopefully we'll get the Federer match. The newspapers here are all full of the potential Henman/Federer quarter final - completely failing to mention that Henman first has to play Ll and has never yet suceeded in beating him :rolleyes:

I haven't heard he's playing doubles with Flip - at the moment I would think Flip needs to be concentrating on his dismal singles game.

dagmar7
03-23-2004, 01:34 PM
People in sports have short memories. I remember last year this time, people were wildly speculating that Agassi could win all four majors, and at RG, (I think) espn's Chris Fowler, admittedly not a mental giant, called Roger Federer a monument to failed talent.

Now everybody is like...well it was inevitible, I knew it all along, it was just a matter of time. The assumption is that the current state of affairs will persist but things can turn around very quickly. Who could have predicted last year in women's tennis? I sure didn't/wouldn't have.

In any case, there's reason to be excited about Henman's progress, but we will see...

I'm a doubles fan, and I think it's really beneficial for a struggling player. It's good match practice, especially for serve/return/volleys/passing shots and less pressure. I want Ll to play, but it would probably be an even better idea for Mark.

:angel:

Oh yeah, tournament news from the Sun-Sentinal. He doesn't like the 32-seed system. He thinks it's unfair to unseeded players.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-bricker23mar23,0,5990273.column?coll=sfla-sports-headlines

duck
03-23-2004, 07:31 PM
I must join you in the tiny minority, Dagmar. Ll basically tanked a match. It wasn't as you say something I really needed to read at that point. I am concerned -I didn't expect to write 'Ll' and 'tank' in a sentence without the word 'never'. Something must have been wrong. It is nowhowever another tournament and perhaps IW was only a temporary blip, as Dani suggested. EAnd dear old Rogi sitting there in the quarters. i actualy hoped his phenomenon would never happen because I suspected that if he took over no one else would catch a glimpse of a slam. ;) I'm looking forward to RG actually.

I'll tell you something, if LL loses to Henners he is without doubt in serious crisis.

Jess
03-23-2004, 11:15 PM
Absolutely ;) The loss against Chela is explainable.
Losing to Henman would be :eek: a major cause for alarm.

tournesol
03-24-2004, 09:23 AM
Absolutely ;) The loss against Chela is explainable.
Losing to Henman would be :eek: a major cause for alarm.

i would say we need to make it explainable in order to feel not too uneasy

dagmar7
03-25-2004, 01:35 PM
My dreams of a Hewitt-Roddick final aren't going to happen are they? :sobbing:

Good luck to Lleyton. :banana:

Oh no, the green-faced weeping smilie - has it already come to this? ;)

At this point, it is still technically possible - difficult, but technically possible.

...otherwise...

Predictably, it looks like it will be that feisty young swede, Robin Soderling. Maybe someone can hypnotize Ll into believing Miami is Davis Cup, so he can play his best tennis.

Anyway - I imagine the match will be tomorrow. Best of luck, Lleyton. :D

Still no doubles draw - the suspense of it all...

David Nalbandian withdraws - wrist injuries tend to take time, but this is one is really lingering. :(

tournesol
03-25-2004, 01:43 PM
Predictably, it looks like it will be that feisty young swede, Robin Soderling. Maybe someone can hypnotize Ll into believing Miami is Davis Cup, so he can play his best tennis.

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:wavey: dagmar

where is your optimism? where is your faith :eek:

dagmar7
03-25-2004, 01:50 PM
My optimism is boundless as the sea... :angel:

perhaps a little polluted, but still boundless.

I am trying a little reverse-jinx, semi-trash-talking, but I guess that's over now. ;)

I'm just hoping for a comprehensive victory over Soderling like Ll had in Adelaide earlier this year. He only faced one break point in the match. :cool:

re postive Soderling comments - I respect the young swede. He's had some big wins this year. Ll better be ready.

tournesol
03-25-2004, 01:55 PM
My optimism is boundless as the sea... :angel:

perhaps a little polluted, but still boundless.

re postive Soderling comments - I respect the young swede. He's had some big wins this year. Ll better be ready.

hopefully we'll keep it afloat

no opponent is to be taken lightly, especially in the early rounds :o

i bet the day tennis becomes a real team sport LL team will be top league ;)

dagmar7
03-25-2004, 02:09 PM
Very astute comment - I think if all things had been equal, Ll would have preferred to play, and is temperamentally better suited to play, a team sport.

It's no surprise that his first big, breakthrough wins were in davis cup.

I think without somebody to win for, he can struggle motivation-wise. It used to be his parents too, of course, but they are not so much a factor, which - on the positive side - is a good thing for his maturity as a person. For Ll the player, I think, however, these changes may partly account for the motivation problems that plagued last year.

star
03-25-2004, 02:10 PM
I don't think Robin will beat Lleyton.

lol........ I think Robin hovers on the brink of a breakthrough....... I just don't want it to be at Lleyton's expense. :)

tournesol
03-25-2004, 02:19 PM
Very astute comment - I think if all things had been equal, Ll would have preferred to play, and is temperamentally better suited to play, a team sport.

It's no surprise that his first big, breakthrough wins were in davis cup.

I think without somebody to win for, he can struggle motivation-wise. It used to be his parents too, of course, but they are not so much a factor, which - on the positive side - is a good thing for his maturity as a person. For Ll the player, I think, however, these changes may partly account for the motivation problems that plagued last year.

i totally agree; for a player in his teen #1 must be close to an obsession if he/she wants to have a chance to breakthrough as a pro; as a young adult it much more healthy to take a distance and 'relativize' even if that means struggling for motivation and focus from time to time

duck
03-25-2004, 04:46 PM
Very astute comment - I think if all things had been equal, Ll would have preferred to play, and is temperamentally better suited to play, a team sport.
Although he was quoted as saying that he would never have been able to cope with losing a match because of someone else's mistakes and at least in tennis his destiny is in his own hands (my paraphrase ;) ) Of course this was quite early in his career when the ego was rampant.
think without somebody to win for, he can struggle motivation-wise.
Glynn and Chezza have faded a good deal from the picture. I wonder is this in part because of the engagement, because of the lingering row with the ATP or a natural and inevitable progression? Too much expectation used to be a problem - at AO for example or DC 2001. I think he needs a demanding coach, someone who will put pressure on him and give LL something to kick at.

Lisbeth
03-25-2004, 09:12 PM
I hate these 2 week "normal" tournaments. I get all excited because it's starting and then by the end of the week I STILL haven't seen hide nor hair of my faves. HURRY UP!

As for Lleyton's parents, I think it's a natural progression. I know there is some criticism people like to level at them, but when he was a teenager frankly I think it was just normal for them to be very invloved in his life. If he'd been at school they would have been. But now it's normal for them to be less involved and in a slightly different way and it seems that's happening. They may not be perfect but they're not Samantha Stevenson style psychos!

Billabong
03-26-2004, 03:02 AM
Lleyton plays tomorrow:)!
GOOOOO LLEY!!!

Lisbeth
03-26-2004, 03:27 AM
Yes, go Lleyton!

You'll all have to cheer him on for me because I don't get coverage till next Monday night - not that I'd likely be up at 2am to watch it anyway!

SomL.
03-26-2004, 08:34 AM
Come on Lleyton !!! You can do it ^_____ ^

SomL.
03-26-2004, 09:12 AM
Inside today's schedule of play (Lleyton is last on Stadium) COME ON!!!;

Schedule of Play for Friday, March 26, 2004

Stadium - 11:00 AM Start

1. Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs Marta Marrero (ESP)
2. Guillermo Coria (ARG) [3] vs Wayne Ferreira (RSA)
3. Jennifer Capriati (USA) [4] vs Klara Koukalova (CZE)
4. Guillermo Canas (ARG) vs Tommy Haas (GER)*
* To Be Completed 6-1 4-3
5. Robin Soderling (SWE) vs Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) [17]

Stadium - 7:00 PM Start

1. Maria Sharapova (RUS) [17] vs Shinobu Asagoe (JPN)
2. Roger Federer (SUI) [1] vs Nikolay Davydenko (RUS)

Grandstand - 10:00 AM Start

1. Julien Benneteau (FRA) vs Mardy Fish (USA) [16]
2. Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) vs Ai Sugiyama (JPN) [6]
3. Irakli Labadze (GEO) vs Xavier Malisse (BEL)
4. Goran Ivanisevic (CRO) vs Rafael Nadal (ESP) [32]
5. Nicolas Kiefer (GER) vs Rainer Schuettler (GER) [6]
6. Tathiana Garbin (ITA) vs Vera Zvonareva (RUS) [7]
7. Gaston Gaudio (ARG) [30] vs Robby Ginepri (USA)

Court 1 - 10:00 AM Start

1. Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) [29] vs Todd Martin (USA)
2. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs Tim Henman (GBR) [7]
3. Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Joachim Johansson (SWE)
4. Dinara Safina (RUS) [23] vs Tatiana Golovin (FRA)
5. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [10] vs Anne Kremer (LUX)
6. Fernando Gonzalez (CHI) [21] vs Karol Kucera (SVK)
7. Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) [12] vs Nicolas Lapentti (ECU)

Court 2 - 10:00 AM Start

1. Jamea Jackson (USA) vs Magui Serna (ESP) [18]
2. Nicolas Massu (CHI) [10] vs Andrei Pavel (ROM)
3. Jelena Kostanic (CRO) vs Kristina Brandi (PUR)
4. Jelena Jankovic (SCG) vs Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) [14]
5. Stefan Koubek (AUT) vs Jiri Novak (CZE) [14]
6. Paola Suarez (ARG) [9] vs Denisa Chladkova (CZE)

Court 3 - 10:00 AM Start

1. Nicole Vaidisova (CZE) vs Lubomira Kurhajcova (SVK)
2. Nicole Pratt (AUS) vs Arantxa Parra (ESP)
3. Shenay Perry (USA) vs Marlene Weingartner (GER)
4. Arnaud Clement (FRA) [24] vs Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)
5. Rita Grande (ITA) vs Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi (ISR) [13]

Court 4 - 10:00 AM Start

1. Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie (ROM) vs Zuzana Ondraskova (CZE)
2. Petra Mandula (HUN) [30] vs Jill Craybas (USA)
3. Barbara Schett (AUT) vs Tatiana Panova (RUS)

Court 6 - 10:00 AM Start

1. Els Callens (BEL) vs Maria Kirilenko (RUS)
2. Barbora Strycova (CZE) vs Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) [31]
3. Franco Squillari (ARG) vs Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR)
4. Thierry Ascione (FRA) vs Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [23]

Court 7 - 10:00 AM Start

1. Alina Jidkova (RUS) vs Saori Obata (JPN)
2. Akiko Morigami (JPN) vs Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) [25]
3. Gregory Carraz (FRA) vs Mariano Zabaleta (ARG)
4. Karolina Sprem (CRO) [29] vs Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA)

Court 8 - 10:00 AM Start

1. Kenneth Carlsen (DEN) vs Olivier Rochus (BEL)
2. Vera Douchevina (RUS) vs Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI)
3. Aniko Kapros (HUN) vs Tina Pisnik (SLO) [22]
4. Cyril Saulnier (FRA) vs Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) [25]

dagmar7
03-26-2004, 11:12 AM
Thanks for posting that, SomL

...and I know what you mean, Jane. It feels like we have to wait forever - it makes me nervous. Still no men's doubles draw.

Lleyton :D

Crowded schedule with some matches being delayed because of the rain. Ivanisevic/Nadal is pretty glamourous; Malisse always seems to get tough draws and Labadze, after his good result in IW, can't be regarded lightly; all german match-up between Schuettler and Kiefer; Coria versus Ferreira is another potentially tough early round match.

All that and the return of Serena Williams :) , which I'm really surprised they scheduled first, maybe it was her request or maybe they wanted spectators to get there early.

:confused:

kim4eva
03-26-2004, 12:17 PM
Lleyton :clap2: Let's GO!! :bounce:

kit
03-26-2004, 05:24 PM
Good Luck Lleyton!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Come on!!!

Jess
03-26-2004, 05:46 PM
I notice Serena's 'struggled' on her comeback :rolleyes: Losing a whole game! :eek: What's that all about ;)

Billabong
03-26-2004, 08:48 PM
Lleyton won the first set and has the break in the second:)! GO LLEY:D!!!

Billabong
03-26-2004, 09:10 PM
Lley defeated Soderling 6-4, 6-2:)! Well done Lleyton!

Jess
03-26-2004, 09:58 PM
Oh - he won already! :rolleyes: That's good ;) just annoyed I missed it. Well done Lleyts :)

Danni
03-26-2004, 10:23 PM
Great work Lleyton! :bigclap:

Socket
03-26-2004, 11:29 PM
His stats were great. High first serve %, something like 10 aces, and loads of winners. Nice going, Lleyton, keep it up!

kim4eva
03-27-2004, 12:48 AM
:clap2: :yeah: Go Lleyts :bounce: :worship:

kim4eva
03-27-2004, 01:04 AM
Hewitt advances at Masters
From correspondents in Key Biscayne, Florida
March 27, 2004

AUSTRALIA'S Lleyton Hewitt, seeking his third title of 2004, advanced to the third round of the WTA and ATP Masters Series today by beating Sweden's Robin Soderling 6-4 6-2.

Hewitt, ranked 18th, advanced to a third-round match against Romania's 50th-rated Andrei Pavel, who upset Chilean 10th seed Nicolas Massu 7-6 (7-3) 6-1.

Britain's Tim Henman was also defeated, leaving Hewitt a favourite to reach the quarter-finals, where Swiss world No.1 Roger Federer could await.

Hewitt needed just 71 minutes to advance, smashing 10 aces and 23 winners past the 48th-rated Swede. Showers began seconds after the finish, hastening Hewitt's departure from the court at the $US6.5 million ($8.82 million)-dollar hardcourt event.

Hewitt has already won titles this year in Sydney and Rotterdam.

Agence France-Presse

kim4eva
03-27-2004, 01:05 AM
Hewitt breezes at Masters Series


March 27, 2004
KEY BISCAYNE (AFP) - Lleyton Hewitt breezed into the third round of the WTA and ATP Masters Series event, his bid for a third 2004 title bolstered when two top rivals were blown away.

The 23-year-old Australian defeated Sweden's Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2 in blustery conditions and advanced to a third-round matchup with 50th-rated Romanian Andrei Pavel, who beat Chilean 10th seed Nicolas Massu 7-6 (7/3), 6-1.

"It was an awkward match condition-wise," Hewitt said. "It was windy out there. It was tough conditions. Just had to try and be patient and take your chances when they came and not get too frustrated at times."

Hewitt, ranked 18th, received another break in his portion of the draw when British seventh seed Tim Henman lost to Austrian Jurgen Melzer 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 7-6 (7/4).

That makes Hewitt the man to beat all the way into the quarter-finals, when he could face Swiss world number one Roger Federer, who is coming off a title last week at Indian Wells and at January's Australian Open .

Hewitt, who has already won titles this year in Sydney and Rotterdam, sought his third consecutive Indian Wells crown but lost in the third round to Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela 6-3, 4-6, 6-1.

"Indian Wells, it was out of my mind straightaway," Hewitt said. "I've been hitting the ball well since I got here, in practice the last week or so."

Hewitt needed just 71 minutes to advance, smashing 10 aces and 23 winners past the 48th-rated Swede. Showers began seconds after the finish, hastening Hewitt's departure from the court at the 6.5 million-dollar hardcourt event.

"Nine times out of 10 I played it pretty well," Hewitt said. "Had to play to percentages a little bit more than normal I would say. It was hard to go for a lot of shots. I served pretty well considering the conditions.

"It's just one of those matches you want to get out of the way and get in the locker room as soon as possible. On a day like that you're happy to come away with the win. I was happy to get off the court before it started raining."

Hewitt's focus shifts to Pavel, whom he beat last year in the third round at Indian Wells in their only meeting.

"He's a very awkward player," Hewitt said. "He has all the shots in the book. I've just got to go out there and play my game, try to finish my service games as quickly and easily as possible and then I feel like I've got a few chances on his service games."

kim4eva
03-27-2004, 01:08 AM
L. HEWITT/R. Soderling
6-4, 6-2

An interview with:

LLEYTON HEWITT

THE MODERATOR: Questions for Lleyton.

Q. Can you describe what it was like out there today.

LLEYTON HEWITT: Windy. Yeah, it was windy out there. It was tough conditions, I think, for everybody. Just had to try and be patient and take your chances when they came and not get too frustrated out there.

Q. Were you having to make lots of adjustments out there with your game from time to time because of the conditions?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Just had to probably pay the percentages a little bit more than normal I'd say. It was hard to go out there and go for a lot of shots. I felt like I served pretty well considering the conditions out there.

Q. Lleyton, that was, I guess, a really good match to get going with in the tournament after the disappointment of last week?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, it was an awkward match more condition-wise today. You had to go out there. You just couldn't let yourself get too frustrated out there. It was never going to be the most pretty tennis, I guess, to go out there and watch.

Yeah, you got to play the percentages and play within yourself a little bit more.

So at the end of the day, on a day like that, you're happy to come away with the win. I was happy to get off the court before it started raining.

Q. That was pretty good timing.

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, very.

Q. The lob, you played that superbly today.

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, I lobbed well, especially considering the conditions. It's not the easiest shot to play in the wind. You know, nine times out of ten, I played it pretty well today.

Q. Just on sort of a different subject, what are the advantages and disadvantages of playing without a coach like what Federer is doing? Is that something that you've ever done?

LLEYTON HEWITT: It's not really something that I've ever done. I think in '98 when I first came on the tour, I didn't have a coach for a while just because I felt like I didn't have anyone that I really knew that well, and, you know, I was just sort of waiting for the person that I felt would be the best at the time for me.

Yeah, there's positives and negatives. I think a guy like Roger, he knows what he's doing. At the end of the day, he's going out there, he's confident at the moment, he's playing his own game. It's not going to alter his game a hell of a lot right at the moment.

Q. What would the advantages and disadvantages be in general for a player of not having a coach?

LLEYTON HEWITT: I think a coach, more than anything, as a tennis player, because you're one-on-one instead of looking after a football team, it's more being a good mate and enjoying that person's company around the place and getting along with him really well, having the same interests. Whereas in a football coach, it's more they're putting the demands on you, I guess, a lot more over 25, 30 guys.

Q. The advantage of playing without a coach, what would the advantage be?

LLEYTON HEWITT: I don't know. As far as I know, he's got a couple of people with him like obviously a masseuse and a trainer and those kind of things, and I think maybe even a mate with him. So those guys probably fill in and book courts for him and do those other odds and sods anyway.

At the end of the day, tennis is a one-on-one battle. Roger obviously feels like he can go out there. He's handling it pretty well at the moment.

Q. Bearing in mind the conditions out there today, can you take a lot away from this? Can you gauge how you're actually hitting the ball?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Probably not a whole heap out of today's match, I don't think. But in practice, you know, the whole last week or so I've been hitting the ball well, ever since I got here.

At the end of the day, today it's just one of those matches you want to get out of the way and get in the locker room as soon as possible, I think, and come away with the win and, hopefully, it's not as windy tomorrow. But if it is, you know, or when I play next, I've played one match in those conditions, so at least I should be used to it.

Q. What did you do? Did you get out of Indian Wells as quickly as possible? Did you hit a couple golf balls?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, played a couple of days of golf then came over.

Q. Was it pretty much put out of your mind straightaway or is it something you thought about?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Indian Wells? No, it was out of my mind straightaway.

Q. Pavel in the next round. What are your thoughts? He's an awkward, tricky player.

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, he is a very awkward player. He played some great matches. He's an all-court player. He's got all the shots in the book. He's got a great single-hand backhand. He attacks well. He mixes in the serve-volley.

I just got to go out there and play my game. Obviously, try and finish my service games as quickly and easily as possible, and then I feel like I got a few chances on his service games.

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kim-fan
03-27-2004, 06:49 AM
Match Summary Hewitt
1st Serve % 62%
Aces 10
Double Faults 2
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 26 of 32 = 81%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 10 of 20 = 50%
Winners (including service) 23
Unforced Errors 21
Break Point Conversions 4 of 7 = 57 %
Net Approaches 8 of 11 = 73 %
Total Points Won 66
Fastest Match Serve Speed 122 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 108 MPH

kim-fan
03-27-2004, 06:51 AM
Match Summary Soderling
1st Serve % 51%
Aces 3
Double Faults 3
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 17 of 32 = 53%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 16 of 31 = 52%
Winners (including service) 15
Unforced Errors 32
Break Point Conversions 1 of 1 = 100 %
Net Approaches 7 of 15 = 47 %
Total Points Won 49
Fastest Match Serve Speed 135 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 116 MPH

SomL.
03-27-2004, 07:10 AM
Yeah , Lleyton wins Soderling. I wish , Lleyton wins Pavel in third round. Lleyton , You can do it.

Lisbeth
03-28-2004, 12:17 AM
Good luck Lleyton! That serve % is a good start!

NOMAD
03-28-2004, 02:38 AM
Schedule of Play for Sunday, March 28, 2004

Stadium - 11:00 AM Start

1. Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) [31]
2. Andrei Pavel (ROM) vs Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) [17]
3. Jennifer Capriati (USA) [4] vs Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) [25]
4. Robby Ginepri (USA) vs Nicolas Kiefer (GER)

Stadium - 7:00 PM Start

1. Daniela Hantuchova (SVK) [27] vs Venus Williams (USA) [2]
2. Roger Federer (SUI) [1] vs Rafael Nadal (ESP) [32]

kim4eva
03-28-2004, 04:16 AM
I just found out that I DO have TV coverage for Miami!!! :bounce:
I will definitely look out for Kimmie in Lleyton's match :hearts: hope she's there...

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 08:07 AM
have fun :)

dagmar7
03-28-2004, 09:52 AM
Thanks for the match stats and reports everyone.:)

Ll is the only seeded player left in his 'eighth'. Massu losing to Pavel really isn't a surprise, but Henman losing to Melzer is. :eek:

Ll's only played Pavel once before (a 3-set Ll victory at IW in 2002), which always makes me nervous as in Ll's case, familiarity is typically a good thing.

No doubles...Philippoussis playing with Safin. Both lost their first matches. :(

Good luck to Lleyton.:D

Aussie_Kim
03-28-2004, 04:46 PM
Lleyton starts soon!
Just as soon as Serena gets off the court! :( ;)

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 05:02 PM
okey, serena won.

come on lleyton! :D

Aussie_Kim
03-28-2004, 05:10 PM
He should be starting any minute!
Go Lleyts! :dance:
Its 2am, I wanna be in bed at 3, so you've got an hour! :lol:

Aussie_Kim
03-28-2004, 05:16 PM
He's started! :yippee:
Not a good start though! :(

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 05:18 PM
hmm, not a great start idd

Aussie_Kim
03-28-2004, 05:30 PM
Go Lleyts!
Fight! Prove your more than just a hairdresser! :p
2-2

Aussie_Kim
03-28-2004, 05:33 PM
2-3!
C'mon Lleyts! D it for Kim! :hearts:
FIGHT!

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 05:35 PM
come on!
40-15

he did it for kim ;)

Aussie_Kim
03-28-2004, 05:41 PM
4-3 Pavel! :mad:
He needs to break him! Maybe he's just too tired from being Kim's helper! :lol:

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 05:44 PM
yeah, he's probably exhausted :p

4-4
15-15

Aussie_Kim
03-28-2004, 05:44 PM
4-4!
Still needs to break!

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 05:46 PM
6 aces, 3 double faults, 25 winners, 15 unforced errors

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 05:47 PM
DAMN! 5-4 pavel

Aussie_Kim
03-28-2004, 05:49 PM
5-4 Pavel!
Hope it doesn't go to a tiebreak!
I hate them so much! Too nerve-racking! :lol:

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 05:51 PM
uh oh
6 -4
stupid pavel!!

Aussie_Kim
03-28-2004, 05:52 PM
C'mon Lleyts!
I'd prefer a tie-break to u losing the 1st set!

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 05:55 PM
okey lleyton, don't worry. just don't forget to win the second set, okey?

Aussie_Kim
03-28-2004, 05:56 PM
uh oh
6 -4
stupid pavel!!
Yep!
He better do something quick or he's screwed!
And I wanna go to bed not stay up for another set! :mad:
C'mon Lleyts take the 2nd set!

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 05:59 PM
lley, just win this set with 6-1 or something. there are fans who would like to go to bed!

Aussie_Kim
03-28-2004, 06:06 PM
Yeah! Thats definetly me! He probably knows there's no aussies up so he thinks he can play crap & no-1 will know! He's wrong! :lol:

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 06:09 PM
:lol:


oh no :eek:

3-1 :mad:

pavel! I hate you!!

kit
03-28-2004, 06:14 PM
4:6,1:4 Come on Lleyton!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
FIGHT!!!!!

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 06:16 PM
yes yes yes

2-4

come on lleyton!!!!!!

Gaga
03-28-2004, 06:19 PM
go lley !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://kimetlleyton.site.voila.fr

kim-fan
03-28-2004, 06:26 PM
2 - 5 :(

star
03-28-2004, 06:27 PM
I've been watching this score go badly for awhile.

I'm very upset for Lleyton. It doesn't change any feelings about him, but I do wonder what is up with him.

star
03-28-2004, 06:33 PM
Break point for Lleyton. :)

He gets it and now has to hold. 4-5

kim-fan
03-29-2004, 04:37 AM
A. PAVEL/L. Hewitt
6-4, 7-5

An interview with:

LLEYTON HEWITT

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Was it a matter of you today, or was Andrei playing too well? His backhand looked just beautiful today.

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, he played well. Yeah, I didn't quite take my opportunities when they came and, you know, didn't -- I served well in patches. Served a lot of double-faults.

You know, I just felt like I had opportunities early in the first set and wasn't able to capitalize on them. And then the same in the second set.

You know, then put myself in the situation of trying to claw my way back out of the second set. Wasn't able to quite do that.

But he definitely played well, though.

Q. Have you ever let a game get away like that?

LLEYTON HEWITT: I let a few get away today.

Q. You did. But that last game?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, no, I gave him a few chances and, you know, it definitely should have gone to a tiebreak.

Yeah, there's not a lot you can do about it now, but...

Q. What do you feel you need to do?

LLEYTON HEWITT: I just made a couple of, yeah, unforced errors on love-15, 15-30 points on his service games halfway through the first set, where I felt like I really had an opportunity to crack the match wide open.

He's the kind of guy who plays a lot better when he's a frontrunner, I feel, when he's got his head up and he's hitting the ball well. He's a sweet hitter of the ball as well. So his whole game got better and better, and it got tougher for me to get myself into the match from then on.

I just didn't quite take my opportunities when I had, you know, love-30, 15-30, 30-all points.

Q. Were most of those opportunities squandered at the net?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, couple of times. There's a couple of long points where I came to the net and ended up, you know, missing , you know, not that easy volleys. He hit the ball pretty well. It's hard to volley sometimes in the wind as well when the ball's dipping like that. They're definitely makeable volleys, yeah. I think a couple of times I tried to do a little bit too much with him instead of just making him play a pass.

Q. What's special about his backhand?

LLEYTON HEWITT: I guess it's a very free shot, very free-flowing shot out there. He's able to hit, you know, down the line, cross court, he hits angles very well and he can attack off it as well.

Q. What's up for you now?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Not sure (smiling). Don't know yet.

Q. Shopping with Kim?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Doubt that.

Q. You guys won the Davis Cup and then within months the process starts all over again, not much time to savor it. Would you like to see a situation where it's like the Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup in golf where it's every other year as opposed to every year? What are your feelings on that?

LLEYTON HEWITT: You know, I've spoken about it a lot. I feel that, you know, there should either be a bye for the first -- for the two finalist countries, make it a four-team World Group, or they should be every second year.

That's my feeling. I know there's a few people out there, and I think, you know -- I don't think it's great for the game that Australia obviously bombed out in the first round this year after winning it. Spain was very close to bombing out and they had their B or C team in. They didn't have Moya or Ferrero who played in the final, purely because Ferrero had played that much tennis. Was ridiculous.

I don't think that's good for the game. I don't think that's good for Davis Cup. If you want the best players playing every tie, then you've got to work out a situation that's going to benefit the players.

Q. Is Adam Scott a mate of yours? What do you think of him going into the final round of the TPC with a chance to win that?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, I met Adam at the Australian PGA in December last year. He's a great kid. He's a very likable kid. Yeah, he is a helluva player.

I've been watching a little bit, and I've got no doubt - I don't know what it is now - but if he plays the way he did yesterday, then he's going to be in pretty good stead. It's going to take a pretty good player to beat him.

Q. You started off the year very strong and you're in a bit of a rut the last few weeks. What do you think is going on with your game?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Well, I feel like I'm hitting the ball okay the last couple of weeks . My first rounds both weeks, I played well. Against Chela last week, I thought he played extremely well, just as well as I've seen him play.

Still, I had a lot of love-40, love-30 games and I wasn't able to capitalize. Little bit the same today.

So when you look back on it, you know, you got to take your opportunities when they come. It's disappointing, but I don't think I'm hitting the ball that badly.

Q. Do you think you're playing too conservatively, not taking enough risks at times?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Maybe at times, but then a couple of times I went for it off his second serve and made a mistake, so...

Yeah, you could look at it both ways.

Q. Who do you think has the best second serve in the men's game?

LLEYTON HEWITT: I don't know. There's a lot of tough ones, I guess. Roddick's probably going to be up there. He gets obviously a lot of kick on it. He can hit it hard as well.

Federer's got a great second serve as well. There's a lot of guys out there that, you know, I think they have pretty good second serves.

Q. When you say you don't know what's up, have you planned your European schedule?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Not really, no. I was more, you know, seeing how I was feeling and just playing it by ear.

Yeah, depending if I go back to Australia or go straight over to Europe as well.

Q. You don't have to play Davis Cup until September?

LLEYTON HEWITT: No.

Q. Are you feeling all right, though, for the most part? You're not capitalizing on the moments, but you're feeling fine?

LLEYTON HEWITT: Yeah, pretty good. Yeah, you know, I've been, yeah, feeling pretty good in practice and feeling pretty good about my game most days, I think, so...

Yeah, it's a little bit disappointing, but, you know, I won't worry about it too much.

Q. Still a couple months away to the clay court season. Who do you like going into Roland Garros?

LLEYTON HEWITT: You know, obviously the three guys that probably stand out are Ferrero, Coria and Moya, going on last year's form.

But, you know, Coria sort of popped up last year without anyone really knowing I guess.

Federer is going to be tough to beat on that surface as well.

There's always going to be Nalbandian, Gaudio, you know.

There's a lot of good clay court players around so...You know, not going to be too many easy matches.

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A. PAVEL/L. Hewitt
6-4, 7-5

An interview with:

ANDREI PAVEL

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Talk about that win today. Obviously your backhand looks as good as ever.

ANDREI PAVEL: Yeah, it worked pretty good. I thought I moved pretty well and I think he didn't play very sharp.

And, actually, he didn't play a lot of very -- he played the same thing almost all the time, Lleyton, in the first set, and also in the second set. I adjust pretty good today to his game.

You know, I got a little bit nervous serving for the match, played two double-faults, and also he didn't serve so well. He played also a lot of double-faults.

But, you know, you have to run a lot to beat Hewitt. You have to make the shots. He won't give you a lot of presents. So backhand was pretty good, yeah.

Q. Also you attacked the net seemingly at the right time. Is that a game plan for you, come in off your backhand?

ANDREI PAVEL: Yes, I mean, that's -- I have to use my backhand as much as I can. I think I saved few breakpoints coming in to the net with my backhand and also make some good passing shots.

You know, much more than that, I don't know (smiling).

Q. It's been your luck, if you will, to run into Roger Federer at these tournaments. Can you just talk about four of your six losses this year have been against him.

ANDREI PAVEL: Yeah, I started -- it started the Davis Cup, you know. I catch him right after Australia, winning Australian Open. You know, was a tight match there.

And, you know, going then after to Rotterdam. Then I had chances to win the first set. Had breakpoints at 5-all, missed it, then was 7-6, 7-5, a tight match in Rotterdam like two weeks after.

You know, I didn't -- I had not even a week off, then we play in Dubai again each other. There he was playing, he played really unbelievable. I was playing good, too, but, you know, he's on top of his game. Right now, he seems pretty unbeatable.

You know, then you get kind of -- next time I play him in Indian Wells, and I got -- I think I lost it from my head in Indian Wells. I mean, I was playing good there, too, and I had the first breakpoints. I was up 2-1, breakpoints to go, 3-1. I had an easy forehand, missed it. Somehow I blocked from that moment. I go, "Not again," you know....

So if you say that against the No. 1, then you already lost somehow.

I hope he's getting tired, you know, of winning (smiling). He lost only one match to Henman. Maybe he's gonna get tired to win another two matches this week. I mean, I'm not tired to win, so...

But, no, I don't want to wish him that. I just -- I think if I make it to the quarterfinal and I gonna play Roger again, you know, I guess, I hope -- I hope I'm not gonna be nervous or I hope I can keep my mind straight. I have to win another match, so I gonna have few matches under my belt in this tournament. I hope I gonna play relaxed and, you know, maybe this time.

But is not easy to play a guy that is always on top -- he's the No. 1 and he only lost a match. He beat everybody. He basically lost few sets if you look at it also, so...

Q. How difficult was it to get over the backhand trouble?

ANDREI PAVEL: Well, is always difficult to get over injuries. Last year I had more than a half a year off and, you know, then you start to go -- I mean, I had the physiotherapist with me all the time. I'm not any more the younger, so I have to watch out.

Then I had the wrist injury as well. That's why it put me off for six months, actually - the wrist injury, not the back injury.

So I was lucky to come back, to make a fast comeback. After my first tournament, play the (inaudible). That give me a lot of confidence.

This year, it seems like a pretty solid year - fourth round, Australian Open. And losing four times to Federer means a lot, you know. It's not like I'm like losing to everybody.

So, you know, this year I played twice Mirnyi, four times Federer, so, you know, seems like I stick to a group there all the time.

Q. Are you sick of seeing his name on your side of the draw?

ANDREI PAVEL: I get a lot of shit, I'm telling you that, from all the players. They always go, "Oh, okay, all right... This week," so...

But, you know, what can I do?

Q. Have you said anything meant to be funny to Roger when you pass him in the hallway?

ANDREI PAVEL: Of course. I always go like...(gesturing).

But, you know, I think -- you cannot write that (smiling).

Q. What does he say?

ANDREI PAVEL: He's a very cool guy. He's pretty, you know -- he laughs. I mean, I will do the same thing, I guess, you know.

Q. Do you think after having had so long out kind of keeping your sense of humor, a sense of perspective, is important in playing this sport? You have to try and keep...

ANDREI PAVEL: Yeah, of course. I think -- I enjoy the most tennis right now than when I was like 22. I was like, you know, now I'm more relaxed, you know. I can handle much better the traveling, the missing family. Right now, having the family with me is not easy as you think, you know, staying with two kids. Like last night, I woke up at 4 o'clock, I had to change beds, you know.

But, you know, you take the best of it, you know. Sometimes when you have family, you have the family with you, you have to see the positive, the good side on that. And when you are away, again, somehow you have to, you know ...

Is good when you win, always. Everything seems beautiful. When you lose, then you try to figure out a way to still feel good, so...

Q. Why did you have to change beds?

ANDREI PAVEL: Well, my son start crying, you know. So he woke up at 4 o'clock in the morning and wanted to play. I guess he played with the mom, you know. I went to another bed and sleep, so...

Q. Another room?

ANDREI PAVEL: Yeah. We, you know, that's why it's pretty expensive when you go with like wife, two kids, a coach, you know. It's like having a huge apartment. Especially in Miami, is not very cheap, you know.

But that's the price. It's good to win, you know, then it's not that expensive anymore.

Q. You should get the coach to go and play with the kids, pay him to do that, get him to be a nanny.

ANDREI PAVEL: Imagine bringing a nanny as well.

Q. How old are your kids?

ANDREI PAVEL: My daughter, she's gonna be five in July. My son is gonna be two in June, so...

My wife, you don't want to know about (laughing).

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Danni
03-29-2004, 04:54 AM
thanx for the interview :kiss:

kim4eva
03-29-2004, 06:48 AM
thanks for that :kiss:

kim-fan
03-29-2004, 01:00 PM
np :)

Match Summary Hewitt
1st Serve % 56%
Aces 9
Double Faults 10
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 35 of 44 = 80%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 10 of 35 = 29%
Winners (including service) 29
Unforced Errors 31
Break Point Conversions 1 of 6 = 17 %
Net Approaches 9 of 18 = 50 %
Total Points Won 72
Fastest Match Serve Speed 123 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 109 MPH

Match Summary Pavel
1st Serve % 65%
Aces 4
Double Faults 3
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 34 of 49 = 69%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 14 of 26 = 54%
Winners (including service) 27
Unforced Errors 15
Break Point Conversions 3 of 10 = 30 %
Net Approaches 20 of 25 = 80 %
Total Points Won 82
Fastest Match Serve Speed 125 MPH
Average Match Serve Speed 109 MPH

kit
03-29-2004, 06:52 PM
Too bad, that he lost... :sad: I can't really believe that, but maybe he just had a bad day. Hopefully!!! ;)

Crazy_Fool
03-31-2004, 04:24 PM
thats 2 TMS and 2 early exits. whats going on, its really not like lleyton. if i was him i would get a 'proper' coach.

Goonergal
04-02-2004, 03:45 PM
I managed to watch most of the match, and it was a big disappointment the way he threw away the 2nd set after a great comeback to get to 5-5. Not enough 1st serves as per se and too many df's :bolt: The 'coach' thing came up in the commentry again too. Peter Flemming, like most of us have said here for the past year ;) says LL really needs a coach who's going to kick him about a bit. Rasheed who was only ranked what 250 (:bolt: ) just doesn't cut it. Soon the clay season will be upon us :o :bolt:

duck
04-03-2004, 01:35 PM
*decides not to think about the clay season*