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The best thing about clay season?

tangerine_dream
04-05-2004, 05:51 AM
1) No Roger Domination :p

2) No Americans :rolls:

3) Juanqui is back!!! :dance: http://www.neises.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

Dirk
04-05-2004, 07:49 PM
I think JC will have a slow start to this clay season since he has been sick but I hope I am wrong. Oh and Dream is wrong about Roger not dominationing the clay season. ;) Hopefully he and JC and Guga still snag some clay titles. Oh but Dream is on with her Americans remark. It's the reason ESPN cancelled the clay masters this year.

liS@
04-06-2004, 12:12 AM
What?! They did??? ....Damn! they did! No Monte Carlo or Rome?! Ha not even the finals "highlights". Well at least there's some of Hamburg...at 3am in the morning...

Dirk
04-06-2004, 02:31 AM
I don't know maybe they do that crap highlight but it makes me sick that ESPN won't carry it since USA sucks on the surface. Tennis has no future with this narrow-minded tv format.

carole
04-06-2004, 12:54 PM
1) No Roger Domination :p

2) No Americans :rolls:

3) Juanqui is back!!! :dance: http://www.neises.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

4)... and kicks ass!

5) More tennis on TV (for no good reason... but i'm okay with it).

Crazy_Fool
04-06-2004, 10:47 PM
Yes Tangerine dream...spot on !!!

Ferrero is the best on clay...I can't wait...

Sharon
04-07-2004, 12:52 AM
They cancelled the clay masters cuz tennischannel took them instead :mad:

Fedex
04-07-2004, 01:36 AM
Well for 1, JC can hopefully regain #2.
2. Roddick sucks so bad on clay, that Roger & JC will get far ahead of him in the ATP rankings (point wise) ;)

Fedex
04-07-2004, 01:38 AM
[QUOTE=tangerine_dream]1) No Roger Domination :p

I wouldent count on THAT!!! :rolleyes: Roger's record last year at the Clay Masters was 11-2, not bad, eh. He can certainly win big titles on clay, just not quite as dominating as he is on a hardcourt. ;)

Dirk
04-07-2004, 03:29 AM
Fedex I have great faith in our Roger. I love the clay season because only people I like tend to win the titles.

Fedex
04-07-2004, 05:23 AM
Fedex I have great faith in our Roger. I love the clay season because only people I like tend to win the titles.
Same with me. Which is why i try to correct tangerine, Roger has proven he can win big titles on all surfaces, including clay. Something i dont think Andy is capable of yet. I dont think he is ready for RG though. Not yet. But i think a QF or SF result this year would please me. I want to see Roger defend Wimbly, most of all. :)

Billabong
04-07-2004, 12:36 PM
I think we'll have some great matches coming up on clay this year:D!!!!!!!!

Crazy_Fool
04-09-2004, 02:49 PM
I hope you are right TD!!

Iza
04-10-2004, 09:18 PM
Well for 1, JC can hopefully regain #2.
2. Roddick sucks so bad on clay, that Roger & JC will get far ahead of him in the ATP rankings (point wise) ;)


haha, fedex, u are right! funny reason!

Fedex
04-12-2004, 04:48 AM
Hey Fedex, not to rain on your Fed is God parade, but I seem to recall him crashing out of the first round at Roland Garros about as often as Andy has. ;)

And Roddick won two back-to-back clay titles last year, too, so neither one of them is really that bad on clay, but I would still be surprised if Roger "dominated" clay this year, and also if any of the Americans made it past the third round. :lol: ;)

So with Ferrero getting much needed rest now, I'm sure he'll come roaring back to reclaim his Roland Garros title this year (althought Coria and Nadal are causing me some concern these days). I just hope Juanqui is rejuvinated now because he didn't seem like he was really ready to play earlier this year. :sad:
All right lets get this straight. Roger is not BAD on clay!! Certainly much better than Andy, and if he would stop being a pussy, and playing in those american tournements like Houston with no 'true clay courters' his record would be really bad on clay. May i also remind you that Roger did make QF at RG, something Andy will be lucky to do in his career. Plus 2003 RG was so far back, and BEFORE Rogi's breakout, leading him to win the next 2/3 majors, so his mentality has changed alot since then. He's a totally different player from where he was a year ago.

Dirk
04-12-2004, 06:13 AM
I have high hopes for Roger this clay season. He must make the 2nd week in RG. I'm just looking forward to a great clay season.

carole
04-12-2004, 12:47 PM
Well for 1, JC can "hopefully" regain #2.
2. Roddick sucks so bad on clay, that Roger & JC will get far ahead of him in the ATP rankings (point wise) ;)

Hopefully?
That's not the right word :P
It's rather a 'future-fact' :D
Wat kind of sport is it that Roddick is performing on clay?
Soccer?

...He even sucks in soccer then! :D

Iza
04-12-2004, 08:51 PM
excuse me carole darling, please do not say that word again ('soccer') it is called FOOTBALL and I definitely don't want to offend americans but this is true football. what they have is not football cos the ball is played 80% with the hand. the better name would've been american rugby :lol:
i'm not being rude carole ;) i just never get sick of proving that americans *no offence* :angel: call soccer just for the sake of it :p

JeLuliA88
04-17-2004, 09:47 AM
yup, roddick's not gonna gain many pts during the clay season... but as for entry system, he doesn't really have that many points to defend.

and it's also a chance for federer to stop dominating so much, it's get annoying after a while.

carole
04-17-2004, 11:37 AM
excuse me carole darling, please do not say that word again ('soccer') it is called FOOTBALL and I definitely don't want to offend americans but this is true football. what they have is not football cos the ball is played 80% with the hand. the better name would've been american rugby :lol:
i'm not being rude carole ;) i just never get sick of proving that americans *no offence* :angel: call soccer just for the sake of it :p

uh yea i'm quite confused about it too :rolleyes:
i meant this http://images.google.be/images?q=tbn:ZrEdEQMzUdYJ:ge.bykr.org/archives/voetbal.jpg
It's not very important what i meant, but now you know :p
they always learnt me it was called soccer in america :rolleyes:

carole
04-17-2004, 11:41 AM
yup, roddick's not gonna gain many pts during the clay season... but as for entry system, he doesn't really have that many points to defend.

and it's also a chance for federer to stop dominating so much, it's get annoying after a while.

yes but ferrero did very good last year so
he has many many many many points to defend
i hope he can still win some :confused:
i just hope he can claim the number 2 spot again, but it'll be difficult I guess.
But hey, it's the king of clay, he can do it, it just won't be easy, he'll have to win almost everything

Pink Panther
04-20-2004, 06:03 PM
Someone in GM mentioned that he's actually thinner now than before. :eek:

He is...he's jealous of Escude you see. :D

Ferrero_Fan
04-29-2004, 03:41 PM
Does anyone know when Ferrero plans to come back?

Flora3892
04-29-2004, 06:07 PM
i THINK he's skipping all the tms and going straight to french open... although i hope he plays SOMETHING before... otherwise he'd be so underprepared!! does anyone know otherwise?

JuanChuffy007
04-29-2004, 06:19 PM
i THINK he's skipping all the tms and going straight to french open... although i hope he plays SOMETHING before... otherwise he'd be so underprepared!!

Hope you're wrong. I agree that he should play some kinda tournament before Roland Garros!

Sharon
04-29-2004, 08:39 PM
i think i read somewhere thats he might play one TMS before roland garros

Lynne
04-30-2004, 01:27 PM
Hamburg?? Well I just really hope he can defend his RG crown.... He isn't at top form right now obviously..

Lalitha
05-03-2004, 09:25 AM
The best thing about this clay court season???? - I don't know~ but the worst thing is absence of Juanqui

Iza
05-05-2004, 06:07 AM
i know. it's very sad and it's a thing i've never thought of. if you had told me a few months ago that this would happen, i would've looked at you and cosidered you an anti-jc. but it's true :sad: RETURN SOON, JC , TENNIS NEEDS UUUUUU!!!!