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The "Nole is in Dubai but everybody kind of didn't notice it" thread

jitterbug
03-02-2008, 01:21 AM
Main draw :shrug:

Roger Federer (1) vs Andy Murray
Rainer Schuettler (WC) vs Fernando Verdasco
Stanislas Wawrinka vs Qualifier
Mohammad Ghareeb (WC) vs Nikolay Davydenko (5)

David Ferrer (4) vs Tommy Haas
Jarkko Nieminen vs Olivier Rochus
Janko Tipsarevic vs Feliciano Lopez
Gael Monfils vs Tomas Berdych (8)

Richard Gasquet (7) vs Dmitry Tursunov
Qualifier vs Igor Andreev
Mikhail Youzhny vs Fabrice Santoro
Marin Cilic vs Novak Djokovic (3)

Andy Roddick (6) vs Juan-Carlos Ferrero
Qualifier vs Paul-Henri Mathieu
Nader Mahmood (WC) vs Qualifier
Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Rafael Nadal (2)

Alex999
03-02-2008, 01:30 AM
Go Novak.

savesthedizzle
03-02-2008, 01:59 AM
Thanks dear. I'll sticky this.

I'm surprised no one is complaining I've never unstickied the AO thread :tape: :rolls:

Alex999
03-02-2008, 02:04 AM
Thanks dear. I'll sticky this.

I'm surprised no one is complaining I've never unstickied the AO thread :tape: :rolls:

Don't you dare to unstick it :):):). You can unstick it when he wins next GS :wavey:

savesthedizzle
03-02-2008, 02:05 AM
That was the plan :dance: :rolls:

silverwhite
03-02-2008, 02:06 AM
Not an easy draw, but considering the field, there isn't an easy draw for anyone.

silverwhite
03-02-2008, 02:07 AM
Thanks dear. I'll sticky this.

I'm surprised no one is complaining I've never unstickied the AO thread :tape: :rolls:

I'm surprised that you're surprised. :lol:

savesthedizzle
03-02-2008, 02:07 AM
Well Spongebob...

I'm surprised that you're surprised that I'm surprised ;) :p

jeahhh!
03-02-2008, 02:21 AM
I have to say since the AO I haven't really noticed him playing anywhere until it was pointed out. :o

Ajde!:rocker2:

savesthedizzle
03-02-2008, 02:24 AM
I have to say since the AO I haven't really noticed him playing anywhere until it was pointed out. :o

Ajde!:rocker2:

I think we're all still hung over.

To be honest. I've been more concerned with my boyfriend Viktor. :awww:

jeahhh!
03-02-2008, 02:28 AM
I think we're all still hung over.

To be honest. I've been more concerned with my boyfriend Viktor. :awww:

I think this too. The AO :hearts:

Well thats understandable,him being your boyfriend and all. ;)

savesthedizzle
03-02-2008, 02:30 AM
I think this too. The AO :hearts:

Well thats understandable,him being your boyfriend and all. ;)

Having just watched Goblet of Fire, would anyone mind if I start calling my Viktor, Krum as a nickname. Every single time they said Viktor Krum during the movie I was like, "PANTS? WHERE?!"

silverwhite
03-02-2008, 02:34 AM
Well Spongebob...

I'm surprised that you're surprised that I'm surprised ;) :p

Well, I thought it'd be obvious that most of us would want to savour the AO win. So why unsticky the thread? :p

Lee
03-02-2008, 02:36 AM
As usual, Novak's draw sucks but he will come thru. :tape:

jeahhh!
03-02-2008, 02:38 AM
Having just watched Goblet of Fire, would anyone mind if I start calling my Viktor, Krum as a nickname. Every single time they said Viktor Krum during the movie I was like, "PANTS? WHERE?!"
:rolls: :rolls:

savesthedizzle
03-02-2008, 02:38 AM
Well, I thought it'd be obvious that most of us would want to savour the AO win. So why unsticky the thread? :p

Well good :D

I'm glad everyone is on board with this :dance:

I may never unsticky it. Even after his next one ;) We'll just collect them all there :dance:

savesthedizzle
03-02-2008, 02:39 AM
Oh yes, thank you for reminding me Lee. Because if I didn't say it, then, bad things would happen.

Novak's draw sucks.

Lee
03-02-2008, 02:40 AM
Why people think Novak's draw is easy? Marin is not an easy first round opponent :shrug: Of course, it's better than Fed vs Muzza but may be for Novak, Muzza is easier than Cilic. :lol:

savesthedizzle
03-02-2008, 02:42 AM
Why people think Novak's draw is easy? Marin is not an easy first round opponent :shrug: Of course, it's better than Fed vs Muzza but may be for Novak, Muzza is easier than Cilic. :lol:

I thought I heard Marin withdrew? Or did I make that up? :rolls:

savesthedizzle
03-02-2008, 02:43 AM
Maybe I made it up, but I SWEAR I read it in GM. :tape:

Lee
03-02-2008, 02:50 AM
May be you saw Marcel Felder's suspension and wishful thinking that it's Marin? :p

savesthedizzle
03-02-2008, 03:02 AM
I SWEAR I saw someone saying Cilic withdrew yesterday in GM. They were talking about why some people were so low ranked and were allowed to play Dubai.

I honestly think I saw it and now I feel like I was hallucinating.

Lee
03-02-2008, 03:08 AM
No, he's out of qualifying because of he got into MD with another player withdrew.

edit: because SE spot was not taken

savesthedizzle
03-02-2008, 03:09 AM
OH! Hahahahahha.

My reading comprehension skills are low nowadays :tape: :rolls: :rolls:

jitterbug
03-02-2008, 03:24 AM
Having just watched Goblet of Fire, would anyone mind if I start calling my Viktor, Krum as a nickname. Every single time they said Viktor Krum during the movie I was like, "PANTS? WHERE?!"

I re-read Goblet of Fire over the summer and I kept giggling whenever the name 'Viktor' cropped up.

Jess >>>> Hermione ;)

PennyThePenguin
03-02-2008, 03:28 AM
Having just watched Goblet of Fire, would anyone mind if I start calling my Viktor, Krum as a nickname. Every single time they said Viktor Krum during the movie I was like, "PANTS? WHERE?!"

and they called Krum vicki too!!! :p

savesthedizzle
03-02-2008, 03:41 AM
I re-read Goblet of Fire over the summer and I kept giggling whenever the name 'Viktor' cropped up.

Jess >>>> Hermione ;)

For real :rocker2:

Scotso
03-02-2008, 06:41 AM
I don't think the draw is that bad. Good luck, Nole. :D

Jelena_78
03-02-2008, 07:19 AM
Good luck Nole!!!

Björki
03-02-2008, 08:56 AM
adje Nole :dance:

Herdwick
03-02-2008, 09:50 AM
Hmm - Cilic then probably Youzhny and a suppposed QF v Gasquet- wouldn't call it a cakewalk but then it's a very high quality field.
Still at least he's in Nadal's half, not Fed's. Assuming he gets past Murray, Fed should have no problems so a week today...gulp.

neenah
03-02-2008, 02:10 PM
Ajde Nole! :D

littlevictories
03-02-2008, 04:35 PM
ajde nole! its hard though, i love cilic!

jennyian
03-03-2008, 12:47 AM
Go Nolé! I hope he does well!

Good Luck!

:)

neenah
03-03-2008, 02:21 AM
Hmm, I hate these tournaments where there are so many players I like in them. :(

I mean, I love that there are so many of my favorites playing here, but so much potential out-early.

No easy draw in this tournament (Fed vs. Murray R1 :tape:) but Nole can overcome, he's done it before! :dance:

gambit84
03-03-2008, 10:05 PM
tough first round for Nole, Marin is a good player but I think will be a net score for Djoko :o
I wonna a revenge against Satoro :mad:

jennyian
03-04-2008, 12:39 AM
When is Nolé scheduled to play?

Lee
03-04-2008, 02:15 AM
When is Nolé scheduled to play?

First night match in center court on Tuesday.

jennyian
03-04-2008, 02:23 AM
^Thanks! I'll be tuning in, on the scoreboard. Anyone knows where I can catch it?

Lee
03-04-2008, 02:34 AM
Usually, the tournament forum will have a thread if there's TV coverage. But it seems there's none for Dubai but there's a thread about live stream.

Saumon
03-04-2008, 06:44 AM
There is a livestream on Eurosport's website but I think it's only available in Europe.

gambit84
03-04-2008, 08:45 AM
There is a livestream on Eurosport's website but I think it's only available in Europe.

if you have a saucer on the hotbird frequencies you can look for dubai sports, a free channel that shows all the tournament

this is the eurosport link
mms://livestream.eurosport.com/ebu/66563.wsx

I found another feed also

Eutelsat W1 (10.0°E)
Fréquence: 11061 - Pol: H - SR: 6666 - FEC: -
Catégorie: Sport - Tennis
Transmis en: MPEG-2 4:2:0 (PAL)
Infos: ATP tennis Dubai


:wavey::wavey:
(sorry for my bad english)

Saumon
03-04-2008, 03:35 PM
Who's next?

jennyian
03-04-2008, 04:00 PM
^Santoro. Good Luck Nolé!

Hope he has learned from playing Santoro before.

gambit84
03-04-2008, 04:32 PM
and now the revenge :devil::devil::devil:

good novak today :wavey:

jennyian
03-05-2008, 01:23 AM
One match at a time. Good Luck Nolé!

Scotso
03-05-2008, 03:07 AM
Nole :rocker2:

nice win.

ataptc
03-05-2008, 09:11 AM
:bounce:

Lee
03-05-2008, 02:30 PM
Nole up a break in first set 3-1

Jelena_78
03-05-2008, 02:44 PM
no livestream again and no TV broadcasting :banghead: :shout:

:armed:

Jelena_78
03-05-2008, 02:48 PM
6:3 :rocker2:

Lee
03-05-2008, 02:50 PM
No coverage but Nole only lost 2 points in 5 service games, very impressive.

Jelena_78
03-05-2008, 02:56 PM
Andreev beat Gasquet

Lee
03-05-2008, 02:59 PM
Andreev beat Gasquet

I almost put some vCash on Gasquet, then think there's Gasquet and there's Andreev, both are super unreliable.

Lee
03-05-2008, 03:00 PM
Nole let Santoro saved to many break points :scratch:

Jelena_78
03-05-2008, 03:06 PM
1:3* :unsure:

Lee
03-05-2008, 03:07 PM
:smash: Nole

Ajde!

Jelena_78
03-05-2008, 03:14 PM
3:3* :rocker2:

Lee
03-05-2008, 03:21 PM
ajde

Lee
03-05-2008, 03:25 PM
*phew* saved 3 bps at 3-4. He was down 15-40 and adv.

ataptc
03-05-2008, 03:29 PM
C'mon Nole. Straight sets please!

Jelena_78
03-05-2008, 03:39 PM
It's on Eurosport since 2nd set...

Ajde Nole!!!

Lee
03-05-2008, 03:40 PM
Time for TB king to show up. It seems his last 2 service games are back on track.

Ajde!

ataptc
03-05-2008, 03:49 PM
Living up to his TB king status :D

Lee
03-05-2008, 03:50 PM
Finally have a link to live stream during TB :p

:yeah:

kirkicica
03-05-2008, 03:55 PM
:dance:

Jelena_78
03-05-2008, 04:06 PM
Well done Novak! :yeah:

Good luck vs Andreev!

amdany
03-05-2008, 04:15 PM
:dance:Novak, good luck against Igor

littlevictories
03-05-2008, 06:08 PM
ajde nole! :worship: good luck against andreev :D

Björki
03-05-2008, 06:23 PM
Nole :dance:

Herdwick
03-05-2008, 07:24 PM
Looking very good here and very determined...bring on Nadal in the semis.

(Just realised that I've managed to see every match Nole's played this year so far...thank heavens for web streaming and a desk at work where no one can see my screen.)

neenah
03-05-2008, 07:33 PM
:woohoo:

jennyian
03-05-2008, 09:24 PM
Good Luck in the next round Nolé!

Lee
03-06-2008, 04:39 PM
Nole, you need to find the range, both fh and bh!

Lee
03-06-2008, 04:44 PM
And he found them after 3 1/2 games into the match.

Up a break now 3-2

Lee
03-06-2008, 04:58 PM
Nole won first set 6-2. Once he stopped missing his forehands and backhands (too long), he totally destroyed Igor and converted when a bp came up.

Lee
03-06-2008, 05:09 PM
After 7 straight games by Nole, Andreev finally won a game 6-2 2-1

Lee
03-06-2008, 05:24 PM
Wow 6-2 6-1!

And the return winner that set up the triple match points was just majestic. He only needed one mp though.

Herdwick
03-06-2008, 05:33 PM
That was stunningly good play - wow! On current form Nole is world number one - stuff the rankings!

jeahhh!
03-06-2008, 05:35 PM
:banana:

amdany
03-06-2008, 05:46 PM
what a convincing win:banana:

Lee
03-06-2008, 05:49 PM
All those "Roddick won't have a chance tomorrow", "Nole will win the tournament", etc comments in GM are scaring me. :scared:

camnation
03-06-2008, 05:52 PM
All those "Roddick won't have a chance tomorrow", "Nole will win the tournament", etc comments in GM are scaring me. :scared:

Me too... don't want to jinx him!

neznana
03-06-2008, 06:33 PM
NOLE'S GOD!! im sure for tomorow win!! go noly!

littlevictories
03-06-2008, 06:34 PM
:tape: i dont want to jinx anything but... :banana:

Björki
03-06-2008, 07:10 PM
well done Nole :dance:

savesthedizzle
03-06-2008, 07:21 PM
Ajde. Keep it up young padawan.

*Ljubica*
03-06-2008, 07:25 PM
I saw the match when I got home from work - it was a truly awesome display from Nole. He played extremely well.

Lee
03-06-2008, 07:27 PM
I saw the match when I got home from work - it was a truly awesome display from Nole. He played extremely well.

:lol: Even his haters admit he played extremely well here.

Herdwick
03-06-2008, 07:54 PM
:lol: Even his haters admit he played extremely well here.

Yeah - so sweet isn't it.

jitterbug
03-06-2008, 09:41 PM
Same scoreline from Nole and Gulbis - too sweet :worship:

ataptc
03-07-2008, 12:32 AM
Same scoreline from Nole and Gulbis - too sweet :worship:
:rocker2:

Scotso
03-07-2008, 02:11 AM
Nole :rocker2:

CassL
03-07-2008, 05:55 AM
The boy's doing good. :bounce:I'm hopeful he'll dispose of Roddick and win the title.

silverwhite
03-07-2008, 08:03 AM
Very solid start so far. Hope he keeps it up against Ducky. :D

Lee
03-07-2008, 02:16 PM
Why oh why there's commentators today with the live stream :mad:

Ajde Nole

Lee
03-07-2008, 02:16 PM
It's soooooo windy there.

belco
03-07-2008, 02:30 PM
live stream for me isnt working today

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 02:32 PM
live stream for me isnt working today

for me neither :sad: :shrug:

Lee
03-07-2008, 02:38 PM
It's working for me :scratch: Did you try the one I post in the chat thread?

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 02:42 PM
It's working for me :scratch: Did you try the one I post in the chat thread?

I could see picture occassionally and here the comentator in the first 3 games and then it just stopped...and there was writen that it's too busy..blah,blah...so I guess so many people watching... at least you can see it :D

Lee
03-07-2008, 02:43 PM
Jelena is there.

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 02:47 PM
She is? :D

It's working for me again! Actually the sound more than the picture:lol:

Hold Nole! ajde!

belco
03-07-2008, 02:49 PM
mines buffering heaps..

im thinking its just shit windows media player 11

i need to downgrade from vista to xp :smash:

Lee
03-07-2008, 02:50 PM
Yes, and the commentator told the world her name is Jelena and she's Novak's girlfriend ;)

Lee
03-07-2008, 02:51 PM
mines buffering heaps..

im thinking its just shit windows media player 11

i need to downgrade from vista to xp :smash:

What's your main memory? 1 GB or more?

belco
03-07-2008, 02:55 PM
What's your main memory? 1 GB or more?

4 GB :)

i have a brand new computer :) All decked out ;)

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 02:56 PM
:unsure: was this minibreak?! It doesn't work again

Lee
03-07-2008, 02:57 PM
Yes, UE is killing Nole for the time being.

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 02:57 PM
back on the track Ajde! *1-2

Lee
03-07-2008, 02:57 PM
4 GB :)

i have a brand new computer :) All decked out ;)

graphic card ;)

get the minibreak back

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 02:58 PM
nooooo

Lee
03-07-2008, 02:59 PM
another UE *sigh*

Lee
03-07-2008, 03:00 PM
Again UE :banghead: He set up the point perfectly but end up hitting his backhand long.

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 03:00 PM
*2-5 :scared:

Ajde Noleee!

gambit84
03-07-2008, 03:01 PM
I can't see Nole because Dubai Sports and Eurosport & Eurosport2 don't show the match and I can't use the streaming link due to adsl line fault :mad::sad:

Lee
03-07-2008, 03:02 PM
2nd serve ace. :worship: Nole

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 03:04 PM
7:6(5) for Roddick

Lee
03-07-2008, 03:04 PM
I don't know how the haters can twist this.

Roddick serving at 5-4 in TB, he served an ace, umpire called net, Nole gave the point to Roddick made it 6-4. Now this cost me 2000 vcash. ;)

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 03:06 PM
I don't know how the haters can twist this.

Roddick serving at 5-4 in TB, he served an ace, umpire called net, Nole gave the point to Roddick made it 6-4. Now this cost me 2000 vcash. ;)

Nole :worship:
But sorry for your vcash ;-)

Lee
03-07-2008, 03:07 PM
I don't really care the vcash but Nole better pull himself together, FAST

gambit84
03-07-2008, 03:08 PM
No, I can't resist watching another Roddick Lopez. Nole you have to win, ajde! :o

Lee
03-07-2008, 03:09 PM
Kudo to Roddick, he played a very good 1st set and put lots of pressure on Nole to finish the point.

camnation
03-07-2008, 03:11 PM
I'm starting to get really worried. :tears:

Lee
03-07-2008, 03:14 PM
This is why I love Nole. He came to the net twice and both got past by Roddick and down 30-40. Guess what, he came to the net AGAIN and won the point. Duece. :worship: And won the next 2 points and the game.

Lee
03-07-2008, 03:15 PM
Poor Jelena is very worry.

Herdwick
03-07-2008, 03:21 PM
Too many mistakes by Nole - aaarrgh. But to be fair, Roddick is playing out of his skin... - what the hell's he on?

Lee
03-07-2008, 03:25 PM
I have not seen Roddick EVER plays this good. Even when he won USO 2003.

Herdwick
03-07-2008, 03:27 PM
I have not seen Roddick EVER plays this good. Even when he won USO 2003.

Agreed but this is NOT in the script! This would be a bad loss for Nole and we'd never hear the end of it...

camnation
03-07-2008, 03:35 PM
Argghhhh I'm getting tired of seeing Roddick's serve... it's way too good right now.

Lee
03-07-2008, 03:35 PM
Agreed but this is NOT in the script! This would be a bad loss for Nole and we'd never hear the end of it...

Does it matter? Novak win or lose, we will never hear the end of it.

They already talked about ball bounce and waiting for injury time out. And Novak only care for win. Of course, no one (the haters) mention he gave a set point to Roddick in TB. :shrug:

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 03:37 PM
:help: BP for Roddick

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 03:38 PM
uhh saved! Ajde!

Herdwick
03-07-2008, 03:40 PM
Aaaargh - this is terrible.

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 03:40 PM
3:5* I guess that's it :shrug:

Lee
03-07-2008, 03:41 PM
Game over, just wait for Roddick to serve it out.

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 03:41 PM
Ace,ace,ace...:awww:

Herdwick
03-07-2008, 03:43 PM
Bastard.

Lee
03-07-2008, 03:43 PM
:lol: 4 threads in GM to declare the win.

Herdwick
03-07-2008, 03:43 PM
Sod sportsmanship - I'm a rotten loser.

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 03:44 PM
6:7(5) 3:6

Good luck in IW Nole!

Lee
03-07-2008, 03:45 PM
Sod sportsmanship - I'm a rotten loser.

I don't really think it matter to the outcome of the match. So why not be a gracious loser instead of a loser. :shrug:

camnation
03-07-2008, 03:48 PM
I don't really think it matter to the outcome of the match. So why not be a gracious loser instead of a loser. :shrug:
True, although I could have preferred the outcome for Novak to be a gracious winner. :D
Sigh... good match for Roddick, too bad for Nole.

belco
03-07-2008, 03:53 PM
expected :sobbing:

roddick been playing good

better luck in IW Nole

Herdwick
03-07-2008, 03:56 PM
I don't really think it matter to the outcome of the match. So why not be a gracious loser instead of a loser. :shrug:

Why the hell should I be a gracious loser - I'm not English. They're the ones who lose graciously and then try to claim it as a virtue - I'm bloody furious! He so should have won that and the tournament - a few sloppy points cost him and then he seemed to lose interest/spirit towards the end. Grrr...

Rant over ;-)

Lee
03-07-2008, 04:05 PM
Why the hell should I be a gracious loser - I'm not English. They're the ones who lose graciously and then try to claim it as a virtue - I'm bloody furious! He so should have won that and the tournament - a few sloppy points cost him and then he seemed to lose interest/spirit towards the end. Grrr...

Rant over ;-)

He's not prepared for the godlike Roddick to show up. He prepared for a Roddick-with-nothing-but-serve. Hopefully, he learned his lesson tonight.

jeahhh!
03-07-2008, 04:09 PM
:awww: I wasn't able to watch the match at all. But I take it Andy was surprisingly good.

Good luck in IW Nole :rocker2:

belco
03-07-2008, 04:12 PM
he just didnt want to give it his all.. preserving energy for IW

Nole will give 100% and win IW :D

*Ljubica*
03-07-2008, 04:23 PM
:awww: I wasn't able to watch the match at all. But I take it Andy was surprisingly good.

Good luck in IW Nole :rocker2:

Yes - Andy was surprisingly good, and I am not a fan of his at all - in fact I really don't like him much :o But he was playing very well - and not just the serve. Seems since he parted company with Connors he has got mentally stronger in some way, and seems to focus more :shrug:

I actually enjoyed the match - there were loads of exciting and spectacular shots, and it was played in a great spirit by both players. Like Lee said earlier, I'm not sure how the MTF haters will twist Nole's sporting gesture in the 1st set tie-break to make him look bad - but I'm sure they will :rolleyes: He looked a little tired and jaded I thought - playing a man who serves consistently well like Roddick is always going to be hard, because you can't relax on your own serve for a second. Also, our commentators said Jelena did not arrive in Dubai until midnight last night - so maybe that is also why he was tired :o :tape:

Yes - I guess I am being a typical English gracious loser :angel: When your Number 1 favourite player is Dmitry Tursunov (known to most of GM as "the brainess ballbasher" :rolleyes: ) you kind of have to get used to it :) Getting too mad about the result of a tennis match is too much of a waste of energy in my opinion - I can be sad for a while, but getting mad won't change anything so why waste the energy? :shrug:

Lee
03-07-2008, 04:37 PM
Just remind all Djokovic fans here. Whatever you post in his forum, it's fair games for his haters to misquote in GM.

l_mac
03-07-2008, 04:46 PM
Just remind all Djokovic fans here. Whatever you post in his forum, it's fair games for his haters to misquote in GM.

Sorry, sorry, sorry Lee.

I apologised on the thread too. I used the multiquote so I wouldn't forget them and was always planning to edit them down into shortened version like appear on the Fedtard and Pork Dork threads. In future I won't come in here for them, but the GM trolls aren't playing nice and have gone into hiding :( No offense intended at all.

Herdwick
03-07-2008, 04:48 PM
Yes - Andy was surprisingly good, and I am not a fan of his at all - in fact I really don't like him much :o But he was playing very well - and not just the serve. Seems since he parted company with Connors he has got mentally stronger in some way, and seems to focus more :shrug:

I actually enjoyed the match - there were loads of exciting and spectacular shots, and it was played in a great spirit by both players. Like Lee said earlier, I'm not sure how the MTF haters will twist Nole's sporting gesture in the 1st set tie-break to make him look bad - but I'm sure they will :rolleyes: He looked a little tired and jaded I thought - playing a man who serves consistently well like Roddick is always going to be hard, because you can't relax on your own serve for a second. Also, our commentators said Jelena did not arrive in Dubai until midnight last night - so maybe that is also why he was tired :o :tape:

Yes - I guess I am being a typical English gracious loser :angel: When your Number 1 favourite player is Dmitry Tursunov (known to most of GM as "the brainess ballbasher" :rolleyes: ) you kind of have to get used to it :) Getting too mad about the result of a tennis match is too much of a waste of energy in my opinion - I can be sad for a while, but getting mad won't change anything so why waste the energy? :shrug:

Ok - calmer now - I need to be mad for about 40 minutes after a loss and then perspective returns! Sorry.

Lee
03-07-2008, 04:52 PM
Sorry, sorry, sorry Lee.

I apologised on the thread too. I used the multiquote so I wouldn't forget them and was always planning to edit them down into shortened version like appear on the Fedtard and Pork Dork threads. In future I won't come in here for them, but the GM trolls aren't playing nice and have gone into hiding :( No offense intended at all.

No problem Linda. We are quite used to be in this little bubble here as we are not invaded as much as Federer or Nadal forum.

The GM trolls won't hide for long, just be a little patience :angel: I think in the mean time, a few showed up already and you will have your field day. ;)

Lee
03-07-2008, 05:06 PM
Yes - Andy was surprisingly good, and I am not a fan of his at all - in fact I really don't like him much :o But he was playing very well - and not just the serve. Seems since he parted company with Connors he has got mentally stronger in some way, and seems to focus more :shrug:

I actually enjoyed the match - there were loads of exciting and spectacular shots, and it was played in a great spirit by both players. Like Lee said earlier, I'm not sure how the MTF haters will twist Nole's sporting gesture in the 1st set tie-break to make him look bad - but I'm sure they will :rolleyes: He looked a little tired and jaded I thought - playing a man who serves consistently well like Roddick is always going to be hard, because you can't relax on your own serve for a second. Also, our commentators said Jelena did not arrive in Dubai until midnight last night - so maybe that is also why he was tired :o :tape:

Yes - I guess I am being a typical English gracious loser :angel: When your Number 1 favourite player is Dmitry Tursunov (known to most of GM as "the brainess ballbasher" :rolleyes: ) you kind of have to get used to it :) Getting too mad about the result of a tennis match is too much of a waste of energy in my opinion - I can be sad for a while, but getting mad won't change anything so why waste the energy? :shrug:


For a big server served 69% first serve, it's extremely good. His first serves were mostly in 220-235kph, approx. 132-142mph range depends on where he served. As I noticed yesterday, he flattened his forehand when he tried a winner, instead of the loopy one he used since Brad Gilbert :tape:

It's a very good match, will be better if Nole played better. The match was actually not as tight as the score showed, IMO.

*Ljubica*
03-07-2008, 05:10 PM
Ok - calmer now - I need to be mad for about 40 minutes after a loss and then perspective returns! Sorry.

No worries :hug: I do understand. I have been known to cry when Dima loses :o but - as you say - perspective returns after a very short time. I'm only half English anyway :) I would say I assume that you are Scottish, but you can never assume anything with flags on MTF :lol:

Lee - I hardly ever go into GM these days - so if anyone misquoted me I wouldn't even know :o

Lee
03-07-2008, 05:15 PM
Lee - I hardly ever go into GM these days - so if anyone misquoted me I wouldn't even know :o

Good for you ;)

jeahhh!
03-07-2008, 05:19 PM
Yes - Andy was surprisingly good, and I am not a fan of his at all - in fact I really don't like him much :o But he was playing very well - and not just the serve. Seems since he parted company with Connors he has got mentally stronger in some way, and seems to focus more :shrug:

I actually enjoyed the match - there were loads of exciting and spectacular shots, and it was played in a great spirit by both players. Like Lee said earlier, I'm not sure how the MTF haters will twist Nole's sporting gesture in the 1st set tie-break to make him look bad - but I'm sure they will :rolleyes: He looked a little tired and jaded I thought - playing a man who serves consistently well like Roddick is always going to be hard, because you can't relax on your own serve for a second. Also, our commentators said Jelena did not arrive in Dubai until midnight last night - so maybe that is also why he was tired :o :tape:

Oh okay thanks. :)
Just remind all Djokovic fans here. Whatever you post in his forum, it's fair games for his haters to misquote in GM.
Never in doubt :p
but you can never assume anything with flags on MTF :lol:


:o True

*Ljubica*
03-07-2008, 05:20 PM
For a big server served 69% first serve, it's extremely good. His first serves were mostly in 220-235kph, approx. 132-142mph range depends on where he served. As I noticed yesterday, he flattened his forehand when he tried a winner, instead of the loopy one he used since Brad Gilbert :tape:

It's a very good match, will be better if Nole played better. The match was actually not as tight as the score showed, IMO.

I thought it was very tight in the first set - but in the second, Nole began to look tired, and somewhat dejected, which can happen when someone serves like Roddick, and everytime you get a break point, he just sends down a bomb to save the breakpoint :rolleyes: I can't really comment about the forehand, because I am not a Roddick aficionado, and I haven't truly watched his game enough recently to comment in depth, but what I have seen this week, seems more akin to the Roddick who won the US Open in 2003, than the one of the past year.

*Ljubica*
03-07-2008, 05:25 PM
Good for you ;)

It kind of started after the Aussie Open to be honest. I just got sick of the whole thing there - hating on a player is one thing, but all the hate that was aimed towards Nole's brothers and Mother really made me mad :mad: And there is just so much nastiness goes on there nowadays :shrug: A few years ago it used to be fun, but now everything gets vicious and personal, with people just trolling for "fun" and virtually "stalking" other posters to pick holes in their posts and cause trouble, and also people accusing players of cheating and doping with no evidence etc., and I'm just tired of it!

*Ljubica*
03-07-2008, 05:38 PM
I missed the part in the TB where Nole called Andy's serve good but others explained to me what happened so I must come in here and :worship: :hatoff: to Nole to his great sportsmanship. And also for giving Andy a great match. :)


You would be correct, Rosie. His own fans haven't seen that forehand for ages.

Thanks :) Have to say that Andy was also very sporting. He applauded Nole's shots on many occasions, and when they were at the net at the end, there seemed to be very warm words and smiles exchaged. It was nice to see.

savesthedizzle
03-07-2008, 06:51 PM
Jelena showed up again? That woman is a jinx. When will he accept this and stop letting her come. She never used to come :rolleyes: I prefer her being an invisible girlfriend.

(Yes I know, I am the first to get on her case for not showing up to things too..)

savesthedizzle
03-07-2008, 06:52 PM
Linda, are you trolling in my forum :armed: :lol:

Lee
03-07-2008, 06:59 PM
Linda, are you trolling in my forum :armed: :lol:

Poor Linda. Not enough trolls in GM today. She's desperate. ;)

savesthedizzle
03-07-2008, 07:02 PM
Poor Linda. Not enough trolls in GM today. She's desperate. ;)

:sad: That must suck :sad:

Lee
03-07-2008, 07:21 PM
And I thought creating new threads in GM about Nole will end after a few hours but obviously I am wrong. :rolls:

Guess they need some food to bait the trolls out. :devil:

neenah
03-07-2008, 08:16 PM
Nole. :hug: :hug:

Jelena_78
03-07-2008, 08:30 PM
Thanks :) Have to say that Andy was also very sporting. He applauded Nole's shots on many occasions, and when they were at the net at the end, there seemed to be very warm words and smiles exchaged. It was nice to see.

I liked that part very much! :) it was nice to see

Herdwick
03-07-2008, 08:54 PM
Great sportsmanship yeah - but am still so gutted he lost to Roddick (Roddick!! Oh please - he is not in Nole's league). Despite a nice red wine with dinner I am still seriously hacked off...

Other half is watching Borat which doesn't help either.

Lee
03-07-2008, 09:00 PM
It seems both Roddick and Nole didn't here the umpire said let. :shrug:

ataptc
03-08-2008, 12:54 PM
I am still in shock. But then again, I like Andy too, so I'll just say it's alright, Nole for IW :bounce:

PennyThePenguin
03-08-2008, 12:57 PM
baaaad fan evie, baaad baaaaaaaaad fan ;)

gambit84
03-08-2008, 08:53 PM
Not a good match for Nole. I was perplexed of how he played the return games: no one bp:rolleyes:
But It's time to be positive, I hope in a victory in one of the two MS at least (and the other one won by Nalbandian :angel:)

Lee
03-08-2008, 10:10 PM
Not a good match for Nole. I was perplexed of how he played the return games: no one bp:rolleyes:
But It's time to be positive, I hope in a victory in one of the two MS at least (and the other one won by Nalbandian :angel:)

He had 2 bps in the first set ;)

gambit84
03-09-2008, 12:06 AM
He had 2 bps in the first set ;)

yess!!!:worship: now I remember :)

Lee the best :D:worship::wavey:

ataptc
03-09-2008, 02:12 PM
baaaad fan evie, baaad baaaaaaaaad fan ;)
:awww:

jeahhh!
03-09-2008, 04:12 PM
:awww:

:hug::hug: I probably join you in the bad fan-ness :o

ataptc
03-12-2008, 09:54 AM
:hug::hug: I probably join you in the bad fan-ness :o
:lol: :hug: