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On the red clay of Paris - Bonjour! RG 2008

FerrersLinda
05-26-2008, 12:51 AM
:wavey: Over here! We can't go on posting in a thread that says RG 2006. It will look like us Ferrerfans don't care to much.:awww: And of course we do.

So ....... VAMOS DAVID!!!:bounce:

FerrersLinda
05-26-2008, 12:53 AM
Posts from the previous thread.:)

Main Draw & it ain't that bad :D

[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

Always in Feds half :rolleyes: Though I guess the good news is Djokovic is in Rafa's half so won't be a Nole-Rafa final.

I am really happy with his draw. I just knew he would be in Fed's 1/4 so I'm glad he's in Davydenko's 1/4. If he plays well I think he has a chance to bet Davy and make the semis. Of course he needs to get to the 1/4 first.

I am just a little worried about the first round. Darcis is a good newcomer and he likes win against the best player.

But also, I am so HAPPY that RG begins. I have tickets for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, so I am almost sure that I will see my favorites players, including David :hearts:

FerrersLinda
05-26-2008, 12:55 AM
Looks like he'll get a Tuesday start.

alisia
05-26-2008, 07:54 PM
David plays third on Court 2 but they say there will be no play on Tuesday due to :rain: :sad:

LaTenista
05-27-2008, 01:10 AM
David plays third on Court 2 but they say there will be no play on Tuesday due to :rain: :sad:

I hope that's not true. Though it doesn't match much as long as he's not the last of the day I should be able to follow his match before work all this week.

FerrersLinda
05-27-2008, 03:38 AM
David plays third on Court 2 but they say there will be no play on Tuesday due to :rain: :sad:

Okay that is sad BUT ....... at least it's raining even though I'm not there. I was getting a bit tired of looking at people in their t-shirts while all my RG memories (three years of them) involve frozen toes.:awww:

alisia
05-27-2008, 10:13 AM
Okay that is sad BUT ....... at least it's raining even though I'm not there. I was getting a bit tired of looking at people in their t-shirts while all my RG memories (three years of them) involve frozen toes.:awww:

Mikey got fed up of me saying yesterday during Tommy's match how it wasn't fair how warm & dry it looked this year :awww: Last year on the first Monday RG was a river :p

FerrersLinda
05-27-2008, 04:10 PM
Mikey got fed up of me saying yesterday during Tommy's match how it wasn't fair how warm & dry it looked this year :awww: Last year on the first Monday RG was a river :p

Dik and I have been complaining together. He actually woke me up this morning to tell me the world is a fair place after all.:lol: I have fond memories of watching JCF while rain was streaming painfully on my face and the wind blowing through my South American jacket aka the non-jacket.:sad:

anita86
05-27-2008, 07:23 PM
oooohhhh I hate the rain.
David had to play today but with the rain it was impossible.
I wish tomorrow can do it. For that: GOOD LUCK FERRU!!!

alisia
05-27-2008, 09:53 PM
David is first on court 7 :D but again they are saying it will :rain:

LaTenista
05-27-2008, 10:05 PM
:rain: here too :mad: And I feel like I'm getting sick so I came home for lunch to make my wellness tea.

alisia
05-28-2008, 01:06 PM
David won 6-3 6-4 6-3 :worship:

danielmom
05-28-2008, 01:30 PM
I got up at 5:00 am to watch the match. David played well. Good luck in his next match against Santoro. Do you think he will play tomorrow?

FerrersLinda
05-28-2008, 05:53 PM
Nice easy win!:bounce:

anita86
05-28-2008, 07:32 PM
Yes, David will play tomorrow on center court. Will be the last match of that court.

alisia
05-28-2008, 08:26 PM
Yes, David will play tomorrow on center court. Will be the last match of that court.

I'll set my Sky+ just in case they show his match :D just realised he's playing Marat's fav player Mr Santoro :help:

LaTenista
05-29-2008, 06:25 PM
David just bagelled Fab :speakles: :worship:

Cat123
05-29-2008, 07:00 PM
David's giving him a thorough beat-down, it's quite awesome to watch :worship:

But I love Santoro :bigcry: The Magician's lost his magic and it's making me sad.

LaTenista
05-29-2008, 07:18 PM
David was serving at 90% :speakles: 6-0, 6-1, 6-0 for the win.

Poor Fab. :awww:

FerrersLinda
05-29-2008, 07:20 PM
Destruction!!!!:woohoo:

If he continues in this form ..... oh my God .......:speakles:

Sommarsverige
05-29-2008, 07:32 PM
Big congrats to Ferru :bounce:

danielmom
05-29-2008, 07:37 PM
Way to go David!!! Total beatdown of Santoro. Sad to see really but so glad to see David playing so well in his first two matches.

NEXT..........

alisia
05-29-2008, 07:44 PM
Destruction!!!!:woohoo:

If he continues in this form ..... oh my God .......:speakles:

& I have it on disc :D

It was utter carnage :eek:

Jillian
05-29-2008, 07:54 PM
Way to go Ferru !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was awesome to watch & I for one am so pleased and proud of him

FerrersLinda
05-29-2008, 08:32 PM
& I have it on disc :D

It was utter carnage :eek:

I saw the last set only. Before that they were showing Marat feeling very sorry for himself. He seriously needs to consider becoming my poolboy.:p

alisia
05-29-2008, 08:58 PM
I saw the last set only. Before that they were showing Marat feeling very sorry for himself. He seriously needs to consider becoming my poolboy.:p

Poor Marat :sad: I was switching between the two matches :o

alisia
05-30-2008, 08:06 PM
David plays Hewitt 2nd on Lenglen :D

FerrersLinda
05-30-2008, 10:31 PM
David plays Hewitt 2nd on Lenglen :D

'Cmon!!!!!!!!:devil:

alisia
05-30-2008, 11:08 PM
'Cmon!!!!!!!!:devil:

Oh dear lordy we've got a Dutch Aussie in the building :p

Ferrero Forever
05-31-2008, 11:18 AM
I hope Ferrer beats Hewitt. Vamos!

alisia
05-31-2008, 03:12 PM
:woohoo: David beat Hewitt 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 :woohoo:

next up is Stepanek :help:

cobalt60
05-31-2008, 03:41 PM
:worship: Awesome tennis match for me; best yet at this year's FO.
David :yeah:

RogiFan88
05-31-2008, 03:42 PM
Great win, Ferru, over scrappydoo!!! Now take out that annoying Stepanek, por favor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VAMOS, DAVID!!!!!!!!!!!!! into the 2nd week!!! ;)

alisia
05-31-2008, 04:53 PM
Ferrer ousts Hewitt

Fifth seed David Ferrer advanced to the last 16 of the French Open with a 6-2 3-6 3-6 6-3 6-4 win over Australian Lleyton Hewitt in an epic battle on Suzanne Lenglen.

The thrilling five-setter was evenly balanced throughout and swung both players' ways before finally falling in favour of the Spaniard.

Going into the French Open, Hewitt had not played a competitive match since the beginning of April due to a hip injury, so it came as no surprise that Ferrer started out the stronger of the two.

The world number five won the first three games of the encounter on his way to comfortably taking the first set 6-2. The second started in much the same vein, Ferrer taking another 3-0 lead before Hewitt eventually found some form.

The Australian went on a blistering winning streak of six consecutive games to haul himself back into contention.

But Ferrer hit back in gutsy style, breaking to love in the first game of the third set, only for Hewitt to again display a formidable never-say-die attitude, breaking back in the sixth game before going on to take the set 6-3.

Set four went Ferrer's way as Hewitt succumbed to several lapses in concentration, contributing to a total of 51 unforced errors to allow his opponent to level things up at two games-all.

Heading into the final and decisive set, there was little to separate the pair, but it was Hewitt, playing just his third game on clay this year, who cracked first as Ferrer broke in the ninth game.

Recovery at such a late stage - after 3 hours 35 minutes of play - proved to be too much even for Hewitt, as Ferrer booked his place in the next round and kept alive his hopes of glory.

The Spaniard will next face Czech Radek Stepanek, who knocked out 12th seed Tommy Robredo 6-3 6-2 6-1.

Sommarsverige
05-31-2008, 05:07 PM
I am so happy for David :bounce: :bounce:

And yes, please beat anoying Mr. Sexy...I would have loved to see a match David-Tommy :sad:

Jillian
05-31-2008, 06:03 PM
Congratulations Sexy Ferru :worship::worship::worship:

I too am soooooooo happy for David & so proud of him aswell. He once again showed that fighting spirit, he just never gives up these days :wavey::wavey::wavey:

alisia
05-31-2008, 06:14 PM
I am so happy for David :bounce: :bounce:

And yes, please beat anoying Mr. Sexy...I would have loved to see a match David-Tommy :sad:

Birte :hug: what happened to Tommy :awww:

Sommarsverige
05-31-2008, 07:40 PM
Birte :hug: what happened to Tommy :awww:

Would like to know that as well :awww: I didn´t find a live stream, so I didn´t see the match :( I just heard that Tommy played very badly and the eurosport guy said during Ferrus match that Tommy had some injury problems as well :sad:
So I guess it was a combination of both...

danielmom
06-01-2008, 12:49 AM
Way to go David!!!!!!! I had to leave home at the beginning of the 5th set. I could not wait to get back home to see who won. I was so happy to see that David won!!!!! Good luck in the next round and dispose of Stepanek.

FerrersLinda
06-01-2008, 04:00 AM
:woohoo: David :woohoo:

Unfortunately I couldn't watch the whole match as I had to work, but my beautiful boy kept me updated thru text messages.(very illegal at school:devil:)

Sexy next?:bolt: You can take him David!

deanna
06-01-2008, 09:12 AM
David's match was great to watch. Even better to see him beat Lleyton like that :) Well done :woohoo:
Radek bet my Tommy! He deserves to go no further. Take him down David :explode: :armed:

FerrersLinda
06-01-2008, 06:23 PM
Mondays OOP

LENGLEN 11:00

1. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)[24] v. Robby Ginepri (USA)

2. Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Maria Sharapova (RUS)[1] v. Dinara Safina (RUS)[13]

3. Men's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Radek Stepanek (CZE)[21] v. David Ferrer (ESP)[5]

4. Women's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Petra Kvitova (CZE) v. Kaia Kanepi (EST)

Sommarsverige
06-01-2008, 08:21 PM
Vamos Ferru :bounce: :bounce:

I would kindly ask the two guys and two women to play very long, so that I will have a chance to maybe watch Ferru when I get home after work :)

LaTenista
06-02-2008, 02:11 PM
:rain: :yawn:

Sommarsverige
06-02-2008, 02:14 PM
:rain: :yawn:

La Tenista, is the womens match before Ferru already finished? I would be thankful if you could write here when the Ferru-Stepanek match starts, cos I can´t watch live scores from my work pc here :(

alisia
06-02-2008, 03:17 PM
La Tenista, is the womens match before Ferru already finished? I would be thankful if you could write here when the Ferru-Stepanek match starts, cos I can´t watch live scores from my work pc here :(

Birte, Sharapova had only just won the first set when the rain started :D

Sommarsverige
06-02-2008, 03:47 PM
Birte, Sharapova had only just won the first set when the rain started :D

Thanks Ali :hug: I so hope I will manage to be at home when David starts :worship: But I won´t be home before 6:45 or something, so I really hope Dinara will win the 2nd set now :)

FerrersLinda
06-02-2008, 06:46 PM
Sooooooo happy Dinara won. But I did feel for Slapapova a little because the crowd was really nasty to her.:awww:

I now have Lou-Gael on my screen:ras: and of course the in-laws looking at me disapprovingly. I'm planning my classes in front of the tv, or I pretend to, so they can't say anything about me being in front of the telly.:p David is making a comeback or so livescores is telling me.

alisia
06-02-2008, 07:00 PM
Sooooooo happy Dinara won. But I did feel for Slapapova a little because the crowd was really nasty to her.:awww:

I now have Lou-Gael on my screen:ras: and of course the in-laws looking at me disapprovingly. I'm planning my classes in front of the tv, or I pretend to, so they can't say anything about me being in front of the telly.:p David is making a comeback or so livescores is telling me.

It only lasted 1 set because he got killed in the 3rd 6-1 :sad:

alisia
06-02-2008, 07:36 PM
David won the 4th set 6-3 :worship:

it's just shown you David snap a raquet over his knee :eek:

Sommarsverige
06-02-2008, 07:42 PM
David leads 2:0 in the 5th set :bounce: :bounce:

Please bring it home, chico :worship:

alisia
06-02-2008, 07:48 PM
4-0 up in the 5th :bounce:

alisia
06-02-2008, 07:52 PM
Stepanek gets one break back :eek:

alisia
06-02-2008, 07:57 PM
4-2 :help:

cobalt60
06-02-2008, 07:58 PM
:yeah: David :banana:

cobalt60
06-02-2008, 08:00 PM
Ok no more watching a scoreboard for me. Good luck Senor :yeah: Get the break back and finish this off.

alisia
06-02-2008, 08:00 PM
4-3* :help: he's going to lose :sad:

Sommarsverige
06-02-2008, 08:01 PM
Stepanek is pushing himself so much and with that, has the whole crowd behind him :(

Vamos David, fight :worship: :worship:

Edit: Yessssssssssssssss, David broke him again :bounce: Leading 5:3 now :)

Björki
06-02-2008, 08:03 PM
Vamos David :rocker2:

I cant stand Stepanek :mad:

alisia
06-02-2008, 08:05 PM
Davy breaks to go 5-3 up & is serving for the match :eek:

alisia
06-02-2008, 08:07 PM
:woohoo: David wins 6-3 in the 5th :worship:

Sommarsverige
06-02-2008, 08:12 PM
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss :bounce: :bounce:

I am so happy for him and hope he will take out Monfils now as well :worship:

alisia
06-02-2008, 08:19 PM
Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss :bounce: :bounce:

I am so happy for him and hope he will take out Monfils now as well :worship:

I really thought he was going to lose when Stepanek started making his comeback :tape:

Björki
06-02-2008, 08:58 PM
David :yeah:

Ali you have a German soap star in your avatar! :eek: :yeah:

FerrersLinda
06-02-2008, 08:59 PM
:crazy:

alisia
06-02-2008, 09:19 PM
David :yeah:

Ali you have a German soap star in your avatar! :eek: :yeah:

I :hearts: Thore :devil: my friend introduced me to Ollian ;)

:crazy:

Your happy then :p

Sommarsverige
06-02-2008, 09:35 PM
David :yeah:

Ali you have a German soap star in your avatar! :eek: :yeah:

Is it really him??? ;) Honestly I was wondering all these days, but thought, no, he must be very similar to him, cannot be him! :lol:

Jillian
06-02-2008, 09:45 PM
I am sooooooooooo happy for Sexy Ferru, through to the Quarter-finals for the 2nd time

alisia
06-02-2008, 10:56 PM
Is it really him??? ;) Honestly I was wondering all these days, but thought, no, he must be very similar to him, cannot be him! :lol:

My friend introduced me to the Germanic gorgeousness that is Thore a couple of months back :devil:

danielmom
06-03-2008, 01:52 AM
I so happy David won!! Can't wait to see him beat Monfils and make the semis!!!!

deanna
06-03-2008, 03:34 AM
DAVO! :woohoo: !!
Go all the way now ;) :yeah:

FerrersLinda
06-03-2008, 04:44 AM
My friend introduced me to the Germanic gorgeousness that is Thore a couple of months back :devil:

Thore?:haha:

LaTenista
06-03-2008, 06:15 AM
I was at work so I missed all the drama. :tape:

Tomorrow is my day off, at least I should be able to see Rafa.

Ferrero Forever
06-03-2008, 06:23 AM
DAVO! :woohoo: !!
Go all the way now ;) :yeah:

You're such a bogan, 'davo' hehe.

But I agree, lets win this thing David!

deanna
06-03-2008, 07:11 AM
You're such a bogan, 'davo' hehe.

But I agree, lets win this thing David!

Hehe, it was the weirdest thing when I typed that. I couldn't resist. I'm not really one of those australians, don't worry :p

Mannix
06-03-2008, 07:56 AM
Monfils will surely be easier to play for him than Stepanek. Think he will win this quite safely.

alisia
06-03-2008, 12:53 PM
Thore?:haha:

:ras: he's gorgeous :devil:

alisia
06-03-2008, 12:55 PM
Monfils will surely be easier to play for him than Stepanek. Think he will win this quite safely.

I wouldn't be soo sure :awww: Monfils will have the crowd totally behind him as well :tape:

RogiFan88
06-03-2008, 04:07 PM
Well done, Ferru, for taking out that ugly guy... didn't see the match but why w the French crowd support Radek -- just for his agressive tennis??

Anyway, I hope David will recover enough to beat Gael -- yep, the crowd will be roaring for him and will whistle/boo any tiny thing that they deem inappropriate fr David, so hope he can stay calm!

VAMOS, DAVID, make your first RG SF!!!!

alisia
06-03-2008, 07:17 PM
David is 2nd on Chatrier :D which means I get uniterupted coverage :bounce:

LaTenista
06-03-2008, 07:35 PM
David is 2nd on Chatrier :D which means I get uniterupted coverage :bounce:

Playing at the same time as Federer though - hopefully they'll air some of David's match. :awww:

Sommarsverige
06-04-2008, 10:04 AM
Awwww, I am getting excited for Davids match :yippee: :yippee:

I so hope he will win against Monfils :worship: :worship:

deanna
06-04-2008, 10:44 AM
Good luck David :dance:

alisia
06-04-2008, 11:30 AM
I get uninterupted coverage thanks the good old BBC :worship: assumming he wins when will he play his semi :confused:

FerrersLinda
06-04-2008, 02:20 PM
:shrug: Don't know but I'm betting my in-laws will be back (I've managed to sent them to a hotel on the Caribbean coast for a few days) by that time.:rolleyes: They hate sport and are really gonna approve that both Dik and I took the afternoon off Monday to watch Holland play a Cannavaro-less Italy.:rolleyes:

Unfortunately I feel like I'll get Federers match and not David. And I also need to go to the Embassy this morning, but I can put that off until around 11 o'clock. So if I do have coverage a quick match will be appreciated David!

LaTenista
06-04-2008, 04:02 PM
I get uninterupted coverage thanks the good old BBC :worship: assumming he wins when will he play his semi :confused:

So far my coverage hasn't shown David - when they went over to Chatrier they only showed Monfils :mad:

The semis are on Friday.

LaTenista
06-04-2008, 04:09 PM
According to the SB David started out the match by getting broken :retard:

alisia
06-04-2008, 04:11 PM
brilliant start by Muppet boy :rolleyes: according to my lovely boy David is on the Beeb :D

alisia
06-04-2008, 04:47 PM
He lost the first set 6-3 :smash: :retard:

LaTenista
06-04-2008, 05:22 PM
Looks like David finally woke up, too bad it took him until the middle of the 2nd set.

alisia
06-04-2008, 06:17 PM
He's 4-0 down in the 4th set :sad:

alisia
06-04-2008, 06:33 PM
He lost 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-1 :sad: he looked like he wanted to cry at the end :awww:

FerrersLinda
06-04-2008, 06:41 PM
Poor thing, the crowd played a very big part in that match. He definitely needs a :hug: David should have played different though, in my humble opinion. I know: easy to say now. But he just wasn't aggressive at all.

Oh well:shrug: good tourney anyway.:yeah:

(btw I canceled my appointment at the Embassy today because I "had to fill in for a sick teacher this morning":eek::devil:)

alisia
06-04-2008, 06:49 PM
Poor thing, the crowd played a very big part in that match. He definitely needs a :hug: David should have played different though, in my humble opinion. I know: easy to say now. But he just wasn't aggressive at all.

Oh well:shrug: good tourney anyway.:yeah:

(btw I canceled my appointment at the Embassy today because I "had to fill in for a sick teacher this morning":eek::devil:)

I only saw the last 3 games & he looked very flat :shrug: I just hope Monfils plays like that against the Fedtard but we know he won't :rolleyes: At least I've not got to think of a sad pathetic excuse for having Friday afternoon off now :tape:

Good tournament for him all the same & he's very close to Davydenko's #4 ranking :D

FerrersLinda
06-04-2008, 07:02 PM
I only saw the last 3 games & he looked very flat :shrug: I just hope Monfils plays like that against the Fedtard but we know he won't :rolleyes: At least I've not got to think of a sad pathetic excuse for having Friday afternoon off now :tape:

Good tournament for him all the same & he's very close to Davydenko's #4 ranking :D

Are you saying my excuse was sad and pathetic?:mad::p

He was very flat in the last set but he really fought like a lion the rest of the match, but Monfils was standing at the end of the court hitting everything back. And he let David make all the pace. Big mistake of Ferrer not to come forward more. Javi and I need to talk.:angel:

alisia
06-04-2008, 07:23 PM
Are you saying my excuse was sad and pathetic?:mad::p

He was very flat in the last set but he really fought like a lion the rest of the match, but Monfils was standing at the end of the court hitting everything back. And he let David make all the pace. Big mistake of Ferrer not to come forward more. Javi and I need to talk.:angel:

nope, I was just going to have to think of an excuse to have Friday afternoon off without letting my boys know it was because David was playing :o yours was quite good :D

I'm watching it now but I just can't believe he lost :sad: he'll never have a better chance at the FO :sad:

danielmom
06-04-2008, 07:44 PM
David :hug:

I hope he will get some rest now after playing 10 straight weeks!!

Sommarsverige
06-04-2008, 08:38 PM
David, I feel sorry for him :sad: :hug:

But like everyone said, good tournament for him and he should definitely take some deserved rest now :)

FerrersLinda
06-04-2008, 08:38 PM
nope, I was just going to have to think of an excuse to have Friday afternoon off without letting my boys know it was because David was playing :o yours was quite good :D

I'm watching it now but I just can't believe he lost :sad: he'll never have a better chance at the FO :sad:

Thanks:cool:

'Course he'll have a good chance at the FO again. Next year most likely.:D

Sue
06-04-2008, 11:21 PM
Did you chat to Javi yet Linda?
xx

cobalt60
06-04-2008, 11:53 PM
Nice tournie for him. Could he have been fatigued at all? Or just the wrong gameplan? Obviously I have not seen the match :p

LaTenista
06-05-2008, 03:42 AM
Good tournament for him all the same & he's very close to Davydenko's #4 ranking :D

Yep, he could have it back if he does well at Wimbledon (Davydenko doesn't like the grass).


He was very flat in the last set but he really fought like a lion the rest of the match, but Monfils was standing at the end of the court hitting everything back. And he let David make all the pace. Big mistake of Ferrer not to come forward more. Javi and I need to talk.:angel:

I had to leave for work at 4-1 in the 3rd. Yeah I agree David was just putting the ball back in play and Monfils was not having an UEfest so that gameplan sucked.


I'm watching it now but I just can't believe he lost :sad: he'll never have a better chance at the FO :sad:

I seem to recall saying much the same thing when he lost to RRH at RG 2006 - I mean instead of him Ljubicic made the SFs! (insert puke smilie here)

But you know our David is better at winning with hard draws than easy ones. :shrug:

Nice tournie for him. Could he have been fatigued at all? Or just the wrong gameplan? Obviously I have not seen the match :p

It was a combo of both poor gameplan and playing so much tennis in the last weeks.

deanna
06-05-2008, 05:29 AM
Naww :sad:
Bad luck David :hug: !