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Medibank International 2008 SYDNEY January 6-12

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
01-04-2008, 02:14 PM
On Saturday January 5, from noon, at Myer Sydney City on Level One in the Lingerie Department, Czech stars Tomas Berdych and Lucie Safarova will be meeting fans and signing autographs from noon. The live draw for the Medibank International will follow the autograph signings, with top men's seed Gasquet and women's world number two Kuznetsova in attendance.

valexie03
01-04-2008, 05:38 PM
On Saturday January 5, from noon, at Myer Sydney City on Level One in the Lingerie Department, Czech stars Tomas Berdych and Lucie Safarova will be meeting fans and signing autographs from noon. The live draw for the Medibank International will follow the autograph signings, with top men's seed Gasquet and women's world number two Kuznetsova in attendance.

What a place to sign autographs :D

Ashie_87
01-04-2008, 08:24 PM
On Saturday January 5, from noon, at Myer Sydney City on Level One in the Lingerie Department, Czech stars Tomas Berdych and Lucie Safarova will be meeting fans and signing autographs from noon. The live draw for the Medibank International will follow the autograph signings, with top men's seed Gasquet and women's world number two Kuznetsova in attendance.

:ras: I have to work so I can't go. But who the hell decided to make them go there to sign autographs???:confused::lol:

Sean.J.S.
01-05-2008, 01:39 AM
Good luck to Tomas and Lucie in the Sydney tournament...and have fun with the fans! :D

Fergie
01-05-2008, 03:09 AM
Good luck! :bounce:

(1) GASQUET, Richard FRA v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS v WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA v (WC)LUCZAK, Peter AUS
LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP v (8) VERDASCO, Fernando ESP

(3) BLAKE, James USA v SANTORO, Fabrice FRA
QUALIFIER v (SE) SIRIANNI, Joseph AUS
QUALIFIER v QUALIFIER
DEL POTRO, Juan Martin ARG v (7) MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA

(6) HEWITT, Lleyton AUS v MAHUT, Nicolas FRA
(WC) GUCCIONE, Chris AUS v QUALIFIER
SIMON, Gilles FRA v FISH, Mardy USA
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v (4) BERDYCH, Tomas CZE

(5) MOYA, Carlos ESP v KOUBEK, Stefan AUT
CALLERI, Agustin ARG v (WC) JONES, Greg AUS
SEPPI, Andreas ITA v TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried FRA
STEPANEK, Radek CZE v (2) ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

Sean.J.S.
01-05-2008, 03:51 AM
Time for some Rome revenge. :devil:

Fish could be tough in 2R. :unsure:

linus
01-05-2008, 03:03 PM
Win matches one by one :cool:

valexie03
01-05-2008, 04:44 PM
Nice draw. Semis are a strong possibility http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Respect/bravo-encouragements-994.gif

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
01-05-2008, 05:14 PM
today Saturday, Jan. 5 :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v473/pix-perso/eIMG_3109.jpg

Ashie_87
01-06-2008, 09:52 AM
Tomas was at Lucie's match today. It was bloody hot so he ended up putting a towel on his head:lol: I have a pic which I'll post tomorrow.

neenah
01-06-2008, 01:50 PM
Good luck, Tomas. :D

JanineGermany
01-06-2008, 02:39 PM
yes Draw isn´t too bad...
Pojd Tomas and hodne stesti...

Ashie_87
01-07-2008, 01:34 AM
Tomas beat Volandri 6-1, 6-3:woohoo:

Sean.J.S.
01-07-2008, 05:28 AM
Well done Tomas! :banana:

Congrats to Lucie also for her win over Molik yesterday. :hug: But she plays Justine next. :unsure:

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
01-07-2008, 06:51 AM
next Gilles Simon :devil:

i'ts time for a revenge because they met twice and Simon won the 2 encounters (Monte-Carlo 2006, AO 2006). Tomas said he doesn't like to play against Simon, his game... no rythm... like à-la-Santoro.

step by step, go Tomas, good luck in round 2 :bounce:

linus
01-07-2008, 08:17 AM
Tomas, finally court time :rocker:

No frighten please, you can do it !! :aplot:

dada_nt
01-07-2008, 08:18 AM
Good luck Tomas! Make it a great & exciting match.

valexie03
01-07-2008, 10:00 AM
Well done Tomas! :banana:

Congrats to Lucie also for her win over Molik yesterday. :hug: But she plays Justine next. :unsure:

My feelings exactly :wavey: Next game is a big test for both of them :cool:

Sean.J.S.
01-09-2008, 01:17 AM
Tomas beat Simon 7-6(3) 6-2 :yippee:

Lucie had to withdraw against Justine because of a strained buttock muscle. :sad: :o

Ashie_87
01-09-2008, 01:50 AM
:bounce: Yay Tomas! He plays doubles today as well

Fergie
01-09-2008, 02:42 AM
Good win Tomas! :bounce:

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
01-09-2008, 03:00 AM
finally he could beat Simon! :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: :bigclap: H2H 1-2


it's from ATP site:

Fourth-seeded Czech Tomas Berdych assumed the place as the highest seed remaining in the Sydney draw, booking his place in the quarterfinals with a 7-6(3), 6-2 win over Frenchman Gilles Simon.

Simon failed to serve out the first set, allowing the Berdych to stage a successful comeback. After winning the first-set tie-break, the Czech converted on both of his break point chances in the ensuing set to notch his first win in three matches against the 23-year-old Simon.

Berdych also reached the quarterfinals last year in Sydney. He awaits the winner between four-time defending champion Lleyton Hewitt and Aussie wild card Chris Guccione. :cool:

Sean.J.S.
01-09-2008, 04:23 AM
Guccione won the first set against Hewitt in a tiebreak. :eek:

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
01-09-2008, 06:11 AM
it will be a QF against Chris Guccione who def. Lleyton Hewitt

TNX1.0E6TOPCA
01-09-2008, 06:17 AM
wow it's a good day! :yippee:

Tomas Berdych / Radek Stepanek beat Mahesh BHUPATHI / Mark KNOWLES 6:4 6:4 :yeah:

JanineGermany
01-09-2008, 12:31 PM
Tomorrow 4th match after 11 singles, and 3rd after 12 (after suitable rest) Doubles...

Good Luck Tomas...

Tomas has good chances to win that tournament :D:D:D

valexie03
01-09-2008, 03:08 PM
Tomas has good chances to win that tournament :D:D:D

I do also believe he can win http://smileys.sur-la-toile.com/repository/Respect/bravo-encouragements-994.gif

Deea
01-09-2008, 03:27 PM
I love this beggining of the season :bounce: Goooo Tomas!! :crazy:

neenah
01-09-2008, 07:29 PM
:woohoo:

Ashie_87
01-10-2008, 07:45 AM
Tomas lost to Guccione 6-4, 6-7, 4-6 :sad:

Tom Paulman
01-10-2008, 08:54 AM
One thing that I don't get is how in the hell did he lose the tie-break. I watched the stats of the 2nd set. Before the tie-break, Tomas won about 70 points in the set while Guccione only about 62, so it was evident who played better... it looked like comfortable win for Tomas...

EDIT: 70 points in one set is too much, so it was probably 40-32 or something like that...

valexie03
01-10-2008, 09:51 AM
Does anyone have a recording of the match :confused: (It plays in the middle of the night for me :() I can't understand how Tomas could lose. The trophy was there for him to take :mad: Apparently, he had a match point in the 2nd set TB :banghead:

Sean.J.S.
01-10-2008, 10:02 AM
Tomas! :tears:

He won't get many easier chances to win an ATP title than this...

Good luck at the Australian Open anyway. ;)

linus
01-10-2008, 10:38 AM
Tomas :hug: dont feel too sad, give him more time to get ready :)

Fergie
01-10-2008, 12:24 PM
Tomas :sobbing:

JanineGermany
01-10-2008, 12:35 PM
yes :( sadly, he had 1 MP but didn´t use it....

they didn´t played doubles because of Radek
tomorrow they are going to Melbourne...

Langers
01-10-2008, 01:31 PM
Unfortunately, and as much as I hate to admit this, he’s no closer than making a break through at a Slam. While he obviously possesses amazing talent, he must work on his serve and adding some variety to a very predictable game. Some of his winners bring you out of your seat but there needs to be more to his game other than breathtaking winners. He’s a super talent no doubt, but he needs a plan B.

Disappointing loss to a player who while in form, is extremely average.

neenah
01-10-2008, 07:59 PM
:sad:

Ashie_87
01-10-2008, 10:53 PM
The tv gods were nice. They replayed his match last night. He was stretching his shoulder a lot in the beginning. I'll watch the end of the match later. It just seems like Guccione stopped making so many errors towards the end of the match:shrug: And the commentary team was kind of mean to Tomas