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AAMI Kooyong Classic: Feña's warm up to defend AO Final!!!

01-05-2008, 05:24 PM
VAMOS FEÑA!!!!! :rocker2:

AAMI Classic
Kooyong - Melbourne, Australia
January 9-12, 2008
8-Draw, Exhibition
Nikolay Davydenko
Andy Roddick
Fernando Gonzalez
Andy Murray
David Nalbandian
Ivan Ljubicic
Marat Safin
Marcos Baghdatis

01-05-2008, 06:12 PM
vamoooooos Feñaaa :)

01-05-2008, 06:30 PM
Good Luck Fernando!!! :hatoff:

Good entry list to get Fena ready for the AO :yeah:

01-05-2008, 07:50 PM
VAMOS FERNANDOOOOOO!!!!!!! :rocker2:

Good entry list to get Fena ready for the AO :yeah:


01-06-2008, 12:45 AM
Vamos Feña! :bounce:

01-06-2008, 10:26 AM
Vamos Fernando y buena suerte :bounce:

01-07-2008, 11:29 AM
Good luck Gonzito!!!

01-07-2008, 06:04 PM
OUT: Fed
IN: Davydenko


01-07-2008, 06:24 PM
Haas withdrew too, no replace for him yet

01-08-2008, 04:58 AM
Schedule of Play:
Wednesday January 9 - 4 matches from 11am
Davydenko v Baghdatis

followed by
Roddick v Ljubicic

followed by
Gonzalez v Nalbandian :sad: :ras:

followed by
Murray v Safin

anyway good luck Gonzo :yeah:

01-08-2008, 05:39 PM
Good Luck Fernando!!!!

VAMOSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! :rocker2:

01-08-2008, 07:14 PM
Feña, we in you trust! You the best! Success! http://s.rimg.info/559696f9e07601d0ee123b5a9f9b2657.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.11571.html)

01-08-2008, 09:09 PM
VAMOS, FENA!!! Beat Nalby!!!

[finally accessed this site after a couple of days... ]

*Viva Chile*
01-09-2008, 01:48 AM
only TyC shows the match in Chile?? :sad: :confused:

01-09-2008, 02:20 AM
only TyC shows the match in Chile?? :sad: :confused:

si :p

01-09-2008, 02:24 AM
Vamos Feña :rocker2:

01-09-2008, 02:45 AM
crap!! Nalbo is not showing up for the match :( he has an injury on his back

01-09-2008, 02:45 AM
Nalbandian withdraws

not confirmed who will play Gonzo :o

01-09-2008, 02:55 AM
He will play a australian junior: Brydan Klein

good luck Feña

01-09-2008, 05:31 AM
Good luck Gonzo!!! :clap2:

01-09-2008, 09:01 AM
what tha hell is going on??

Gonzo def. Klein 7-6 6-4 and now he is not in the Order of play for today :(!!!

Thursday January 10 - 3 matches from 11am

Murray v Ljubicic

Followed by

Safin v Roddick

Followed by

Davydenko v Klein

01-09-2008, 12:43 PM
http://s.rimg.info/314047a3c360f77e3b324c3e290daf17.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.11443.html)

01-09-2008, 01:25 PM
:scratch: Did Fena drop out? or is it a misprint? :shrug:

01-09-2008, 03:14 PM
he will play the other SF on friday
the 3rd place match and the final is on saturday

vamos Feña :yeah:

01-09-2008, 07:04 PM
he will play the other SF on friday
the 3rd place match and the final is on saturday

vamos Feña :yeah:

And the schedule still is not present? :rolleyes:

01-09-2008, 08:55 PM
he will play the other SF on friday
the 3rd place match and the final is on saturday

vamos Feña :yeah:

phew! thank god! http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff133/onionethan/onion_Emoticons/051_.gifi was scared for a minute!

01-09-2008, 11:38 PM
what tha hell is going on??

Gonzo def. Klein 7-6 6-4 and now he is not in the Order of play for today :(!!!

Feña won!!! Whoo! :bigclap:

01-10-2008, 02:37 AM
Feña vs Baggy for CHV :D (Thursday 23:30)

01-10-2008, 02:38 AM
Feña vs Baggy for CHV :D (Thursday 23:30)

really? vamoooos :woohoo:

01-10-2008, 02:52 AM
Feña vs Baggy for CHV :D (Thursday 23:30)

:woohoo: That's great! :woohoo:

Good Luck Fernando!!! :yeah:

VAMOSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! :rocker2:

01-10-2008, 02:54 AM
Roddick d. Safin 63 63

if Feña beat Marcos he will play the final vs ARod
if Feña loses to Marcos he will play 3rd place vs Marat

01-10-2008, 03:25 AM
Best of luck Feña!!! :D

Ferrero Forever
01-10-2008, 03:56 AM
Marcos will be a nice match for him, as will either of Roddick and Safin. I can't wait to see both of his matches:D

01-10-2008, 08:24 AM
Success Feña! At you all will turn out! :D

01-11-2008, 12:09 AM
Fernando is losing 6-3 5-3 against Baggy annd just saved a MP

01-11-2008, 12:40 AM
Feña has lost http://s9.rimg.info/8a309d4f984f9455b5bc13bf25587a6d.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.93745.html)

01-11-2008, 01:24 AM
That's too bad. :sad:
I hope he wins over Safin although Marat leads their head to head in hardcourt. :(

01-11-2008, 03:20 AM
:awww: Fena

Well, the most important thing about being in this exhibition is that it gets him ready for the AO. Often times he skips playing warm up matches and comes out slow at the slams. Perhaps just getting court time is what's important-this week :lol:

Good Luck against Safin Fena!!! VAMOOOOOS!!!

01-11-2008, 11:55 AM

01-11-2008, 03:47 PM
it's only a exo

but he's playing crap :scared:

01-11-2008, 04:31 PM
Saturday January 12

13.00 (Melbourne)

2008 AAMI Classic Final

Play off for 3rd and 4th placing

Fernando Gonzalez (Chile) v Marat Safin (Russia)

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/8848/82901254up5.jpg (http://imageshack.us) http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/3593/00wv5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Pre match Entertainment with JON STEVENS

2008 AAMI Classic Final

Andy Roddick (USA) v MARCOS BAGHDATIS (Cyprus)

Suerte Feña!

01-11-2008, 05:45 PM
Does anyone know if CHV will show the match against Marat??


:secret: I don't like that pic of Fernando :o:tape:

01-11-2008, 09:52 PM
:secret: I don't like that pic of Fernando :o:tape:

You about it? http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/917/67616381so1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Too it is not pleasant to me, but another has not found.... http://s8.rimg.info/ce4c58c554a2573ffee82c7f76e6b28e.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.91737.html)

It here on itself(himself) is not similar.... :rolleyes:

01-12-2008, 02:26 AM
http://s3.rimg.info/2f99291259f7c7b245884e1a055fdef7.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.48817.html)

Fernando Gonzalez (Chile) / Marat Safin (Russia) - 6/3 6/3

http://s4.rimg.info/cec2fe3aceca44d123fdcb5f0fb85d75.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.64040.html)

Has again lost....

01-12-2008, 03:19 AM
:awww: too bad about the loss. At least, as Felipe said, its just an exhibition. Hopefully he'll do better at the AO with this "practice" time. :)

( :secret: I don't like the new ATP pic either-you can see his tan line where his hat or band usually are )

01-12-2008, 03:34 AM
yeah... it's a only a exo... but... :scared:

he's playing crap, really... very bad :o

01-12-2008, 06:34 AM
Let's hope he'll be in better form in the Aussie Open which is the important tournament and the one that counts.

VAMOS FERNANDOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rocker2:

01-12-2008, 09:41 AM
Let's hope he'll be in better form in the Aussie Open which is the important tournament and the one that counts.

VAMOS FERNANDOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rocker2:

I very much very much very much on it hope!!!! Suerte Feña! http://s.rimg.info/559696f9e07601d0ee123b5a9f9b2657.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.11571.html)

01-12-2008, 05:06 PM
9 JANUARY 2008

Q. Fernando, a good start. How do you think you went?

A. Was good match. I mean, I haven't played since two months,

I think, and it's always nice to come back and win. I

mean, it was little bit tough because the balls are heavier

than last year. It was a little bit windy, but anyway, a

good win for me.

Q. How far way away do you think you are from the form you had

at this time last year?

A. Still away but, I mean, a good way. But, you know, always

the beginning of the year is really tough, and this one I

have a really good rest after the season and really hard

work, and I get here with a lot of expectation to have

really good motivation to look forward for Australian Open.

Q. Last year, you were surprised to go so far? This year, do

you think more people will be waiting for you?

A. After Australian Open from last year everyone was waiting

for me, expecting what I'm going to do every week. And the

other player wants to beat you. That's like a new status

after you have a really good tournament. But I'm ready. I

mean, I know that the year is long, but I have a really

good memory from last year in this tournament.

Q. You play Marcos Baghdatis - you have beaten him before - in

the next game?

A. Yes.

Q. How do you approach that game?

A. He's a good player, Marcos. He did Final too, like two

years ago, and I know him really well. I think we play

only once. We had really tough match in the time, but it's

going to be interesting, and let's see what happen.

Q. It's almost like the battle to see who is the best

Australian Open finalist in the last two years?

A. Maybe. I mean, he is a good player and winning a really

good match today against Davydenko, so it's going to be

really tough for me. Thank you.

- - -

01-12-2008, 05:17 PM
11 JANUARY 2008

Q. You didn't look very happy out there, Fernando. How did

you feel you played today?

A. I not playing my best at the moment. But this kind of

match help a lot to get, to try to get better and better,

because I haven't played official matches since maybe two

months. But I think today was a tough condition, but in a

way it's good because in the Australian Open you can, any

day can be hot, windy. You never know what it's going to


Q. Is there any part of your game that you think you need to

work on?

A. No. The shots are okay, but sometimes I'm not going to the

net so I have to worry a bit more in that particular point.

Q. What will you be working on with Larry over the next couple

of days, what's the plan?

A. We've been working a lot. I mean, now there's not much

you can do because there's only two days left to, to the

Australian Open. But I think I can play better than, than

I did today, but I have to be focussed and try, try my best


Q. Marcos said earlier this week that he felt really nervous

when he came back to Melbourne last year, in making the

final. How are your thoughts? Are you nervous about

returning after such success?

A. Not yet. I mean, I have - I'm very excited. It's the

first Grand Slam of the year. But I don't have to think

too much about last year. Last year was last year, and now

you have to live the present and try to do the best you

can. But anyway, it's good memory for me and I know that I

can play really good tournament here.

Q. You have shown in the past you can turn your form around,

very quickly. Are you confident of that?

A. I mean, the Slams are long tournaments, it's two weeks, you

play five sets, so sometimes with one match you can play

much better than one day to another.

Q. Your thoughts on the courts?

A. The court, it's okay. I mean, it's slow. The ball, I

don't really like it. I mean, it's too heavy and too hard.

I don't care if it's heavy but if it's too hard, when you

don't hit in the right spot on the racquet you feel it

everywhere in your arm. That's the worst part.

Q. So do you think the new courts might make it harder for you

to have such a good run as you did last year?

A. No. I mean, the new court is better because it's slow

court. The problem is the ball, I mean, because if you

don't hit in the right spot you can be hurt. I think most

of the player can have some pain on the arm and the elbow

because the ball is too hard.

Q. So will that in any way affect that deadly forehand of


A. Excuse me?

Q. Will that affect that deadly forehand that you have?

A. Affect - no, I just go for it. Today was tough conditions

because you have to move a lot and the wind was like around

it, so it wasn't easy today.

Q. Was the wind bothering your serve?

A. A little bit, but most on the ground stroke because always

the ball is moving and it was tough.

Q. Your impression on how Marcos is hitting the ball?

A. Oh, he was serving really good and he was - he is in good

form. I mean he, everyone know that he's a good player but

he - I mean, he is moving well, he's hitting the ball

really good and serving good too.

Q. His serve seemed exceptional today; does his serve seem

like it has improved?

A. Don't really remember because the only one that we play was

like three years ago; but I know, I know that he serve

really good and today was one of the days.

Q. Fernando, you play Marat tomorrow. The last four times you

have played Marat you beat him so you must have a, you

know, a secret to know how to beat him?

A. Yeah. He is a really good player, Marat. We play many

times. I mean, fortunately, the last four times I won, but

it's going to be a tough match. I mean, I practise with

him in the past days and he, he is playing really good.

Q. You have had a look through your Australian Open draw.

What do you make of a likely second round match with the

Australian Chris Guccione?

A. I don't know who I'm playing with.

Q. Sorry?

A. Larry has just told me I play against qualifier.

Q. In the first round?

A. Yes. I know nothing else.

- - -

01-12-2008, 05:18 PM
Gonzo new balls do not like, but the new covering (court) is pleasant.

01-12-2008, 07:43 PM
Thanks for psoting those press conferences, FFGC ;)

01-12-2008, 10:54 PM
http://s11.rimg.info/c3907f5d763c4afb1ca05cfb6015ec49.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.108309.html) please, GonzoFan http://s8.rimg.info/ce4c58c554a2573ffee82c7f76e6b28e.gif (http://smiles.33b.ru/smile.91737.html)