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It's Clay Time!!! Good Luck Misha.

*Ljubica*
04-19-2008, 12:11 PM
Monte Carlo (one of my favourite tournaments) starts tomorrow, and here is the draw for it. Sadly I won't be in MC this year, but will be in Roland Garros, and possibly Rome, to cheer for Misha. I'm so sad he had to draw "my" Dima so early in Monte Carlo :awww:

[1]R. Federer vs BYE
Q vs G. Simon
G. Monfils vs F. Verdasco
S. Grosjean vs [15]I. Karlovic

[12]T. Robredo vs S. Wawrinka
R. Stepanek vs R. Soderling
T. Haas vs Q
Bye vs [6]D. Nalbandian[6]

[3]N. Djokovic vs Bye
G. Keurten vs I. Ljubicic
N. Mahut vs F. Volandri
F. Lopez vs [14]]A. Murray

[10]C. Moya vs S. Querrey
A. Calleri vs A. Seppi
F. Santoro vs Q
Bye vs [7]R. Gasquet

[8] M. Youzhny vs Bye
I. Andreev vs D. Tursunov
N. Almagro vs J-R. Lisnard
H-T. Lee vs [11]J. Monaco

[16]P. Kohlschreiber vs J. Acasuso
M. Cilic vs N. Kiefer
J-I. Chela vs Q
Bye vs [4]N. Davydenko

[5]D. Ferrer vs Bye
M. Safin vs X. Malisse
Q vs P. Starace
J. Tipsarevic vs [9]P-H. Mathieu

[13]JC. Ferrero vs M. LLodra
J. Niemenen vs Q
Q vs M. Ancic
Bye vs [2]R. Nadal

Fergie
04-19-2008, 01:53 PM
Bad draw for Misha :awww:

gambit84
04-20-2008, 06:34 PM
very bad draw for Misha :sad:
He suffers the Igor's game and so I hope in a Dima miracle :angel:

*Ljubica*
04-22-2008, 04:28 PM
Misha and Igor play each other tomorrow - yet again an untelevised court for all my faves :rolleyes: Here is the OOP.

COURT 2 start 10:00 am

[Q] N Lapentti (ECU) vs J Tipsarevic (SRB)
[8]M. Youzhny (RUS) vs I Andreev (RUS)
[13] J Ferrero (ESP) vs J Nieminen (FIN)
[12] T Robredo (ESP) vs R Soderling (SWE)

Cat123
04-23-2008, 11:22 AM
Good luck against Igor!! Can't follow on livescore though I'm afraid. Janko won, now I must get on with my day! But I'll be supporting form afar! :lol:

Cat123
04-23-2008, 01:50 PM
Oh no!! What happened? :awww:

*Ljubica*
04-23-2008, 03:23 PM
Oh no!! What happened? :awww:

To be honest I don't know either Cat :shrug: :awww: I was at work and in a meeting, so couldn't even follow the scores :sad: When I got home, I saw Misha had retired, but there is nothing on GM about it, and they haven't mentioned a reason on Sky TV either :sad: I'm assuming it had something to do with the injury he got in DC practice, but of course if I find out anything definite later I'll post it here. Misha :hug:

gambit84
04-23-2008, 08:31 PM
if someone have news please report :sad:

tedlesurfeur
04-27-2008, 04:38 PM
Every player has ups and downs, maybe this is a down, he doesn't feel well (bodywise) let's look at the bright side : he may come back in form, and he has not so much to defend this summer.. maybe I'm too optimistic right there :lol:

*Ljubica*
04-27-2008, 06:29 PM
Every player has ups and downs, maybe this is a down, he doesn't feel well (bodywise) let's look at the bright side : he may come back in form, and he has not so much to defend this summer.. maybe I'm too optimistic right there :lol:

No - actually you're being very sensible I think :) Tennis players are only human beings - they have good and bad times the same as everyone else. might be mental, might be physical, might be personal stuff :shrug: He went though a really good time, now is time for something a little less spectacular - it's just life :)

tedlesurfeur
04-28-2008, 10:36 AM
No - actually you're being very sensible I think :) Tennis players are only human beings - they have good and bad times the same as everyone else. might be mental, might be physical, might be personal stuff :shrug: He went though a really good time, now is time for something a little less spectacular - it's just life :)


You're right. It's normal.. even if the words Misha and spectacular are supposed to fit together :worship:

kiwi10is
04-28-2008, 07:06 PM
Tennis.com ticker
Youzhny, who retired during his opening match at Monte Carlo with a neck injury, may be out for a month, according to Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpishchev. As a result, Russia may not field a team for the World Team Cup at Dusseldorf.

does anyone know more???:confused:

*Ljubica*
04-28-2008, 07:16 PM
does anyone know more???:confused:

Haven't heard anything definite, no - though I think it is quite likely that Misha will withdraw from Rome next week to give his neck more time to heal, at least according to this link, which I believe has already been posted in the tournament thread http://sport.gazeta.ru/sport/2008/04/a_2709290.shtml

Mara_M
04-28-2008, 07:44 PM
how did i miss this thread??? i'm in :banana: Udachi misha :bounce:

Mara_M
04-28-2008, 07:45 PM
it must be the injury from the DC ...:shrug:

tedlesurfeur
04-29-2008, 01:03 PM
Haven't heard anything definite, no - though I think it is quite likely that Misha will withdraw from Rome next week to give his neck more time to heal, at least according to this link, which I believe has already been posted in the tournament thread http://sport.gazeta.ru/sport/2008/04/a_2709290.shtml

There, let's get ready for a bad Roland Garros. With no preparation on clay, and no clay court confidence, (and a down in his general confidence) I'm not sure Misha will go far in RG. :sad: unless a miracle happens, which is always possible with Misha.. but somehow I doubt it :sad: What did SHE do to him ?? (that's the obvious and hidden reason behing his neck injury, can't you tell ?!!!)

*Ljubica*
04-29-2008, 03:13 PM
There, let's get ready for a bad Roland Garros. With no preparation on clay, and no clay court confidence, (and a down in his general confidence) I'm not sure Misha will go far in RG. :sad: unless a miracle happens, which is always possible with Misha.. but somehow I doubt it :sad: What did SHE do to him ?? (that's the obvious and hidden reason behing his neck injury, can't you tell ?!!!)

Well - whatever she did - I hope he had fun :)

No - seriously - I am sad for Misha, but, let's be honest, - clay is not his best or favoured surface - so if there is a "good" time for him to be injured - then better now than in the US hardcourt swing, or even on the grass, where he is more likely to gain good points. I hope this injury is not too serious, but I do think he needs to take good time and rest properly - or it may happen again later in the year :sad:

Get well soon Misha :hug:

Eden
05-10-2008, 11:07 AM
The draw for Hamburg is out. Misha has to play against Verdasco first.
I'm going to be able to see this match :dance:

Davai Misha :rocker2:

FEDERER Roger [SUI] (1) vs BYE
NIEMINEN Jarkko [FIN] vs SCHUETTLER Rainer [GER] (WC)
ANDREEV Igor [RUS] vs SODERLING Robin [SWE]
MAHUT Nicolas [FRA] vs TSONGA Jo-Wilfried [FRA] (14)

YOUZHNY Mikhail [RUS] (10) vs VERDASCO Fernando [ESP]
CANAS Guillermo [ARG] vs LLODRA Michael [FRA]
LOPEZ Feliciano [ESP] vs ALMAGRO Nicolas [ESP]
FERRER David [ESP] (5) vs BYE

DAVYDENKO Nikolay [RUS] (4) vs BYE
DARCIS Steve [BEL] vs LJUBICIC Ivan [CRO]
WAWRINKA Stanislas [SUI] vs Q
KIEFER Nicolas [GER] vs MATHIEU Paul-Henri [FRA] (16)

MONACO Juan [ARG] (12) vs VOLANDRI Filippo [ITA]
BOLELLI Simone [ITA] vs Q
BERRER Michael [GER] (WC) vs SEPPI Andreas [ITA]
GASQUET Richard [FRA] (8 ) vs BYE

BLAKE James [USA] (7) vs BYE
TIPSAREVIC Janko [SRB] vs BECK Andreas [GER] (WC)
MONTANES Albert [ESP] vs FISH Mardy [USA]
ACASUSO Jose [ARG] vs BERDYCH Tomas [CZE] (9)

ROBREDO Tommy [ESP] (13) vs KOHLSCHREIBER Philipp [GER]
ZVEREV Mischa [GER] (WC) vs KARLOVIC Ivo [CRO]
CHELA Juan Ignacio [ARG] vs Q
DJOKOVIC Novak [SRB] (3) vs BYE

RODDICK Andy [USA] (6) vs BYE
CILIC Marin [CRO] vs Q
Q vs STEPANEK Radek [CZE]
Q vs MOYA Carlos [ESP] (11)

MURRAY Andy [GBR] (15) vs TURSUNOV Dmitry [RUS]
MALISSE Xavier [BEL] vs SIMON Gilles [FRA]
Q vs STARACE Potito [ITA]
NADAL Rafael [ESP] (2) vs BYE

*Ljubica*
05-10-2008, 11:15 AM
Thanks for the draw :hug: Enjoy your time in Hamburg, and please cheer Misha on for us :)

*Ljubica*
05-11-2008, 07:28 PM
Here is tomorrow's OOP. Good luck Misha :)

Centre Court 11:00 am

Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs. Fernando VERDASCO (ESP)
followed by
Nicolas MAHUT (FRA) vs. Jo-Wilfried TSONGA (FRA)
followed by
Andy MURRAY (GBR) vs. Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS)
followed by
Nicolas KIEFER (GER) vs. Paul-Henri MATHIEU (FRA)
followed by
Michael BERRER (GER) vs. Andreas SEPPI (ITA)

*Ljubica*
05-12-2008, 10:26 AM
He lost 3-6, 2-6 to Verdasco :sobbing: Guess first match back after injury is always hard. As long as Misha is fit now, that's all that matters - the results will come later. To Misha :hug:

tangerine_dream
05-12-2008, 04:46 PM
Better luck at RG, Misha. :hug:

Rosie must think I'm stalking her I'm suddenly showing up in her favorite player forums. :lol:

*Ljubica*
05-12-2008, 05:08 PM
Better luck at RG, Misha. :hug:

Rosie must think I'm stalking her I'm suddenly showing up in her favorite player forums. :lol:

:lol: So why haven't you come to Dima's Forum yet then? :awww: And - no - don't worry - I know you have better things to do than stalk me :) It's a pleasure to see you around anyway - you're not so much in GM these days - but then neither am I to be honest - it's changed a lot from the "good old days" :sad:

tangerine_dream
05-12-2008, 05:27 PM
:lol: So why haven't you come to Dima's Forum yet then? :awww:
I lurk in there periodically but I haven't posted anything. :lol: Anytime I find a good article or photo somebody else ends up doing it first so I have nothing of value to add over there.

you're not so much in GM these days - but then neither am I to be honest - it's changed a lot from the "good old days" :sad:
GM is for young trolls and I am too old nowadays. ;) I just show up with my popcorn and watch the sh*t fly. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/eatdrink062.gif

*Ljubica*
05-12-2008, 07:06 PM
I lurk in there periodically but I haven't posted anything. :lol: Anytime I find a good article or photo somebody else ends up doing it first so I have nothing of value to add over there.


GM is for young trolls and I am too old nowadays. ;) I just show up with my popcorn and watch the sh*t fly. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/eatdrink062.gif

You and me both - I'm far too old! Occasionally I feel moved to go there and say something in support of Djokovic - and then I spend the next 2 weeks wishing I hadn't bothered and avoiding the place :lol: Trouble is though - I don't much like popcorn, - but I guess I can always have a gin and tonic to watch the fun instead. And I'm sure any contributions you make in the Dima Forum would be much appreciated - especially any shirtless photos from any US tourneys you go to later in the year ;) We are very shallow there - and like the famous monicaselesfan, we love our naked/half-naked pics :lol: Have a nice evening :wavey:

*Ljubica*
05-18-2008, 09:56 AM
Misha is in Dusseldorf now, playing for Russia in the World Team Cup competition. Russia have been drawn into the Blue Group, and Misha plays today (Sunday). Here is the OOP.

Sunday, 18 May 2008 (Play Begins at 12:30pm)

Centre Court I
Blue: P. Kohlschreiber GER v. D. Ferrer ESP
Red: J. Blake USA v. T. Berdych CZE
(n.b. 4:30pm)
Red: W. Odesnik USA v. I. Minar CZE

Centre Court II
Blue: M. Youzhny RUS v. P. Starace ITA
Blue: I. Andreev RUS v. S. Bolelli ITA
(n.b. 4:30pm)
Red: G. Canas SWE v. R. Soderling SWE

OddJob
05-18-2008, 03:53 PM
That should be a good match for Misha. He needs some on court pratice and Starace shouldnt be too hard to beat even with a rusty Misha.

*Ljubica*
05-18-2008, 03:54 PM
Misha won 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 over Starace :) Nice win for his confidence, as Starace is a pretty solid clay courter:)

OddJob
05-18-2008, 04:22 PM
Nice! I can see the future!:eek:

*Ljubica*
05-20-2008, 09:24 AM
This year I am finding the programme for the WTC so difficult to follow, because they don't seem to be playing all the ties on the same day anymore :rolleyes: But seems Misha plays again today................ here is the OOP.

Centr3 Court II
Red: T. Berdych CZE v. R. Soderling SWE
Red: M. Tabara CZE v. T. Johansson SWE
(n.b. 5pm)
Blue: D. Ferrer ESP v. M. Youzhny RUS

*Ljubica*
05-23-2008, 11:17 AM
OK - Roland Garros starts on Sunday - and here is the draw! Good luck Misha :)

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/ms/r1s2.html

[1] Federer vs Querrey
Montanes vs Vliegen
Q vs Q
Ancic vs [31] Seppi
[20] Karlovic vs Falla
Benneteau vs Spadea
Zverev vs Q
Soderling vs [13] Monaco

[9] Wawrinka vs Kohlschreiber
Cilic vs Haase
Q vs Volandri
Cuevas vs [24] Gonzalez
[27] Andreev vs Starace
Young vs Ginepri
Sela vs Hanescu
Serra vs [8] Gasquet

[4] Davydenko vs Johansson
Q vs Safin
Q vs Mannarino
Prodon vs [28] Ljubicic
[23] Ferrero vs Daniel
Melzer vs Luczak
Monfils vs Clement
Q vs [14] Tsonga

[12] Robredo vs Coria
Troicki vs Gicquel
Q vs Vanek
Simon vs [21] Stepanek
[25] Hewitt vs Mahut
Calleri vs Fish
Santoro vs Mayer
Darcis vs [5] Ferrer

[7] Blake vs Schettler
Q vs Gulbis
Ascione vs Reynolds
Lapentti vs [32] Tipsarevic
[17] Baghdatis vs Bolelli
Fognini vs Del Potro
Llodra vs Patience
Smeets vs [11] Berdych

[16] Moya vs Q
Granollers vs Berrer
Hernandez vs Minar
Kuerten vs [18] Mathieu
[29] Canas vs Odesnik
Bjorkman vs Lee
Dancevic vs Q
Gremelmayr vs [3] Djokovic

[6] Nalbandian vs Berlocq
Chardy vs Q
Garcia-Lopez vs Roitman
Q vs [30] tursunov
[19] Almagro vs Pashanski
Q vs O Rochus
Hrbaty vs Acasuo
Eysseric vs [10] Murray

[15] Youzhny vs Becker
Q vs Q
Isner vs Chela
Ventura vs [22] Verdasco
[26] Nieminen vs Kiefer
Vassallo Arguello vs Lopez
Guccione vs Q
Q vs [2] Nadal

tedlesurfeur
05-23-2008, 03:59 PM
Nadal of course... well provided he gets past Chela and Verdasco :'( pffiioouu it's a very hard clay court season so far for Misha and it won't end right. Please let's pray for a good Wibledon draw.

tedlesurfeur
05-23-2008, 08:33 PM
Russians into the Arag's final : MISHA, DIMA AND IGOR !!!!!

Russia Ousts Germany, Targets Sweden in Final

In its first event appearance since consecutive runner-up showings from 2000-02, Russia succeeded in finishing atop the Blue Group standings to earn a return trip to the final at the ARAG ATP World Team Championship.

Last year’s Davis Cup finalists first ended host nation Germany's title hopes on Friday at the Rochusclub as Dmitry Tursunov clinched the final round robin tie with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win over Nicolas Kiefer, and then received help when Italy came back to defeat Spain.

Kiefer, who had defeated Tursunov in their previous two meetings, double-faulted at match point to seal Germany's fate. He managed to convert on just one of his 13 break point chances in the two hour, 30 minute match, while Tursunov won two of four.

"My defeat was very disappointing not only to me but also to the team and the fans," said Kiefer. "I am training very hard throughout the year, invest a lot into the sport, and then it is of course upsetting when I can transport it into the game. I am lacking consistency too often."

Tursunov, playing in his first career singles match at the Rochusclub, then teamed up with compatriot Mikhail Youzhny to complete the sweep of the German team, defeating Christopher Kas and Philipp Petzschner 7-6(2), 6-3.

Russia took the 1-0 lead against Germany on Thursday when Igor Andreev handed Philipp Kohlschreiber his first loss of the week, 6-4, 6-3.

Kohlschreiber entered his match winless in five career matches against Andreev, and once again failed to solve his Russian opponent. Andreev broke the German to secure the first set, and broke one more time to take the 2-0 lead in the second.

The two breaks were enough for the win as Andreev saved all five break points he faced.

Andreev has now won nine straight matches against German players, a streak that began in 2005 when he defeated Kohlschreiber in the third round at New Haven.

The World No. 28 made a winning start on his Dusseldorf debut when he beat Italian Simone Bolelli in three sets Monday, but lost to Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday.

gambit84
05-25-2008, 09:42 PM
I watched the Misha match against Robin and it was not a good show :(
tomorrow he has to play his first round in Paris.
It's not an easy moment for him but we know he's like a phoenix, when you are not waiting for him he can surprise you with a returned happiness of play
Hope in tomorrow: not a tough match, just the occasion to try to play better...again

DAVAI little Misha, DAVAI

tedlesurfeur
05-26-2008, 03:28 PM
I watched the Misha match against Robin and it was not a good show :(
tomorrow he has to play his first round in Paris.
It's not an easy moment for him but we know he's like a phoenix, when you are not waiting for him he can surprise you with a returned happiness of play
Hope in tomorrow: not a tough match, just the occasion to try to play better...again

DAVAI little Misha, DAVAI

Yeah, I'm a little worried.. :confused: I don't know what to expect. I prefer not to expect anything so I won't cry over a too early loss.. :p

gambit84
05-29-2008, 08:58 PM
Misha today played great :eek:
ok, you know, the opponent wasn't so good but watching Mikhail playing like today is always a pleasure :hearts:

and now...rematch against Nando :armed::armed::armed::armed:

Melekhin
05-30-2008, 08:46 AM
and Verdasco again........ Good Luck

{Annie}
05-30-2008, 11:00 AM
Oh yeah...revenge time :armed: Good luck Teddy :hug:

tedlesurfeur
05-31-2008, 09:56 PM
Oh yeah...revenge time :armed: Good luck Teddy :hug:

I can write in this section now, yesterday, I didn't want to think about Misha.. :sad: too sad.
Thx for the cheering though.

No one's left for me in the draw, except for Nole, but he's not really my player, I don't support stars :lol: Even Robredo lost today.. damn it..

I'm going to find solace on Wtaw :lol:

*Ljubica*
06-01-2008, 11:24 AM
Hi people :wavey: Sorry I haven't been around much, but I was in Paris until last night, and now I'm just trying to catch up with unpacking, washing, ironing, - and MTF :)

I was at Misha's match with Verdasco - it was such a shame he lost :sad: It was a long, hard match, - so many long points - and on the hottest day of the tournament so far. He did his best - we can't say more than that.

tedlesurfeur
07-17-2008, 02:34 PM
We never talked about Misha's loss to Garcia Lopez who won 46 75 63 in Gstaad :sad: Why did he go on clay again ? I don't understand :sad: He's not playing this week, hopefully he will prepare and juice back for the major tournaments of the summer

Jelena_78
04-21-2009, 06:19 PM
Barcelona

R1 - Misha beat Troicki 6-7(5) 7-6(6) 6-3

Congrats! Good luck in R2 :hug:

I'm sad for Vik though :sad:

Jelena_78
05-04-2009, 09:03 PM
BMW Open
Munich, Germany

R1: Mikhail Youzhny b. Ivo Minar 63 76(5) :)

R2 vs Almagro :unsure:

Good luck! :clap2:

muniu
05-06-2009, 07:01 PM
Misha beat Almagro 76 64
I can't believe he won two matches in a row :eek: :rocker2:

Jelena_78
05-08-2009, 02:33 PM
Actually three :spit:

He defeated Mathieu 7-5 3-6 6-3 :rocker2:


SF vs D.Brands. Davai :clap2:

Eden
05-10-2009, 04:25 PM
Misha lost the final against Berdych 4:6 6:4 6:7, but it has been a good week for him nevertheless. Hopefully he can keep up his level of play in the upcoming tournaments.

darkdesigns
05-15-2009, 06:41 PM
Misha lost the final against Berdych 4:6 6:4 6:7, but it has been a good week for him nevertheless. Hopefully he can keep up his level of play in the upcoming tournaments.

That was a tough, tough loss.

Mikhail Youzhny Profile
(http://www.allsportspeople.com/tennis/people/Mikhail_Youzhny)

muniu
05-21-2009, 10:34 PM
Misha 64 64 over Melzer, really good result :rocker2: :D