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At last - back to the hard courts :-)) Nole trying to defend his title in Toronto

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Herdwick
07-25-2008, 11:33 AM
Thanks - fingers crossed.

No - night out last night and didn't get back til 11 but was confident so good to see Toad was flaxed as expected. Hope to see highlights this pm - am WAH. I cannot and will not accept the babygro though - people are laughing at him all over the web. The orange is OK - it suits his colouring - and would have been fine with black trim/shorts.

*Ljubica*
07-25-2008, 11:44 AM
Thanks - fingers crossed.

No - night out last night and didn't get back til 11 but was confident so good to see Toad was flaxed as expected. Hope to see highlights this pm - am WAH. I cannot and will not accept the babygro though - people are laughing at him all over the web. The orange is OK - it suits his colouring - and would have been fine with black trim/shorts.

Yes - black would have been great :drool: Must admit I agree with whoever it was yesterday, who said the baby blue did look slightly better in daylight than it did under the lights - but I'm still unimpressed.

Btw - completely random and off-topic - but you know I've been job hunting lately? Well - I think I've found one and I really like it :bounce: They phoned and offered it to me this morning - so all I have to do now is agree money and then wait for all the paperwork etc. I was one of 200 applicants :eek: and 50 interviewees (is that a word?),- so even if I turn them down eventually I'm still dead pleased with myself :)

OK - back to topic -Nole - take off those shorts :devil:

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 12:39 PM
Excuse me?

Congrats on your job offer - hope it's what you want. Out of that many no wonder you're chuffed. Dima's on the ATP round up show if you're home...

Am not convinced the babygro would look good even by candlelight myself...but we'd better stop right there.

savesthedizzle
07-25-2008, 01:02 PM
Let's just nip this in the bud.

If you two have a disagreement, it's something you should deal with privately and not air out in the forums in front of everyone.

This forum is not a battle zone and will not ever be used as such. It is a safe haven for many posters and I cannot let personal arguments continue here.

*Ljubica*
07-25-2008, 01:07 PM
Let's just nip this in the bud.

If you two have a disagreement, it's something you should deal with privately and not air out in the forums in front of everyone.

This forum is not a battle zone and will not ever be used as such. It is a safe haven for many posters and I cannot let personal arguments continue here.

Thank you Jess - I am 100% in agreement with you, and respect your position as Forum Mod. I have no wish to bring "personal arguments" in here and would not wish to see it happen, for the sake of all the other posters here. I am sorry if you and Herdwick were dragged into any upleasantness. Thanks - and ajde Nole :)

Oh - and Herdiwck- thanks for the congrats.

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 01:09 PM
Just to clarify - I haven't disagreed with anyone. The post by a third party to which Jess is referring has now been deleted.

Good news for all in the UK - Sky have confirmed they will be showing Nole - Andy live tonight.

arm
07-25-2008, 01:15 PM
Hi everyone! This is my last post before I leave and I have a lot to say.

First of all, I promise I will try to log in as many times as possible. :) I can't live with you guys. Also I will do everything I can to watch all Nole's matches and transmit him good energies, afterall, we're soul mates, right? :lol::angel:

Secondly, whenever you need positive energy and I am not here to help, just think about what Nole has already achieved and how good he is on hard courts. He won't let us down, always believe in him, he wants this title more than anything right now, I am sure. Ajde Nole! :inlove:

Finally, don't miss me too much ok? :lol: All right, I probably will miss you more than you will miss me. :sad: Anyway, you know I love you ALL, no matter what. We are Djokovic boppers remember? We are one big happy family no matter what!

Talk to you all later, maybe tomorrow. :wavey::hug::smooch:

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 01:19 PM
Have a terrific Tenerife time! Hope your hotel has the Spanish channel which shows Masters tournaments.

We'll miss you and do our best to keep Nole warm while you're away.

savesthedizzle
07-25-2008, 01:20 PM
Hi everyone! This is my last post before I leave and I have a lot to say.

First of all, I promise I will try to log in as many times as possible. :) I can't live with you guys. Also I will do everything I can to watch all Nole's matches and transmit him good energies, afterall, we're soul mates, right? :lol::angel:

Secondly, whenever you need positive energy and I am not here to help, just think about what Nole has already achieved and how good he is on hard courts. He won't let us down, always believe in him, he wants this title more than anything right now, I am sure. Ajde Nole! :inlove:

Finally, don't miss me too much ok? :lol: All right, I probably will miss you more than you will miss me. :sad: Anyway, you know I love you ALL, no matter what. We are Djokovic boppers remember? We are one big happy family no matter what!

Talk to you all later, maybe tomorrow. :wavey::hug::smooch:

Have a great time :) :yeah:

*Ljubica*
07-25-2008, 01:50 PM
Just to clarify - I haven't disagreed with anyone. The post by a third party to which Jess is referring has now been deleted.

Good news for all in the UK - Sky have confirmed they will be showing Nole - Andy live tonight.

That's the best news I've had all day - thanks :hug: No more little bet365 screens hurting my eyes in the middle of the night:)

And Raquel - I know you've probably left now- but thanks for the PM - I love you too and I'll keep my promise - have a wonderful holiday.

Jess - thanks )

*Ljubica*
07-25-2008, 05:32 PM
I'm looking forward to Nole beating the tar out of Snagglepuss today. Good luck to Nole. :dance:

If he defends his title this year they'll have to change the Roger's Cup to Novak's Cup. ;)

btw, what's babygro? :confused:

Have a great holiday, Raquel. http://bonanzaworld.net/forums/imagesold/vacation.gif

I wish I had your confidence about tonight :unsure: Andy has got to break his bad run against Novak some time - maybe tonight? Our commentators are 100% sure he's going to win anyway :) Youknow what the Brit media are like :rolleyes:

And as for what is a babygro? See attached pic :) I'm sure you have them in the States- just call them something else. A sleepsuit maybe? Here in the UK, the little boys' ones are almost always the same shade of blue as Novak's shorts :tape:

Lee
07-25-2008, 05:40 PM
Rose, congratulate on your new job offer. Make sure they allow you to go online during work :devil:

Raquel, have a great time! I like to go back to Canada already. :lol:

Ajde Nole

scoobs
07-25-2008, 06:02 PM
Hope it's a nice match tonight. Nole will probably win - he seems to have the measure of Andy's game and punishes Murray for shots that give other players trouble.

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 06:08 PM
Rose, congratulate on your new job offer. Make sure they allow you to go online during work :devil:


That is an extremely good point and should influence your decision. Rose - better make some discreet enquiries.

I like Andy but he'll need Nole to have a seriously bad day to win. It will happen one day but Andy hasn't shown he's up to Nole's mental standard yet.

*Ljubica*
07-25-2008, 06:12 PM
Rose, congratulate on your new job offer. Make sure they allow you to go online during work :devil:

Raquel, have a great time! I like to go back to Canada already. :lol:

Ajde Nole

:lol: Thanks :hug: If I take it, I probably won't be able to get on here as much, as I'll be seeing a lot of people face-to-face and carrying out interviews, so it wouldn't really be appropriate :o But I'm sure I'll find a way to be here as much as possible :tape: I haven't even accepted it yet anyway - want to see the contracts and everything first, and double check it all before I make a decision.

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 10:40 PM
Worryingly quiet here with 20 minutes to go. How many watching tonight?

kalisita
07-25-2008, 10:55 PM
I am. I'm just glad it's the first match because I know ESPN2 in the states is showing it live. I'm still not clear whether the Nadal match will be shown live anywhere in the US.

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 11:00 PM
Glad someone's around.

We're only getting it here cos it's Murray. They've already said they won't show Rafa-Richie :mad:

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:03 PM
I have been waiting the whole afternoon :p

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 11:06 PM
:wavey: and Lee makes three

Grrr - babygro alert!

savesthedizzle
07-25-2008, 11:07 PM
i am here :D I was watching the women, but now I'm here :)

And following Vik on livescores :lol:

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:08 PM
I love the outfit :p I still think it's very Nole :angel:

camnation
07-25-2008, 11:10 PM
(Oh God, I caved, I'm watching the TSN livestream out of desperation... I can't wait until 1am...)
C'mon Nole! :rocker2:

arm
07-25-2008, 11:11 PM
I am here to watch Nole! As I promised!

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 11:12 PM
Can't agree - orange shirt yes but fully grown adult males should not have to wear powder blue shorts in public! There are clubs for that sort of thing...

camnation
07-25-2008, 11:12 PM
I am here to watch Nole! As I promised!

:wavey: How are you?

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 11:13 PM
I am here to watch Nole! As I promised!

Excellent - evening to all - numbers creeping up!

Tenerife hotel up to scratch and got the sports channel?

savesthedizzle
07-25-2008, 11:14 PM
Okay I think I might have to actually put the computer away and really watch this :lol: I'm not sure. We'll see....

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:15 PM
Murray looks more confident than he normally does playing Nole. I don't like that.:(

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 11:16 PM
Okay I think I might have to actually put the computer away and really watch this :lol: I'm not sure. We'll see....

Know what you mean - I vibrate distractedly between the two...

savesthedizzle
07-25-2008, 11:17 PM
Know what you mean - I vibrate distractedly between the two...

It's like I will look at the screen and miss good points.

And this match already has caught my interest ;)

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:18 PM
I hate that scoreline of ESPN.

savesthedizzle
07-25-2008, 11:18 PM
Me too! :armed:

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:20 PM
A few good shots but some awful mishits in the first game.

Don't give Murray any hope please.

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:21 PM
And gives Murray all kinds of hope :tape:

camnation
07-25-2008, 11:21 PM
Dun dun dun... :scared:

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:21 PM
Crap. Once again, he can't get the first serve in. Triple BP due to a horrible drop shot.

arm
07-25-2008, 11:22 PM
Girls, I cn't watch it here because they don't have Flash 9 installed and I can't installt because I am not administrator.

Meaning, I can't even follow live score. :sad:

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:22 PM
And gives Murray all kinds of hope :tape:

He can't do that tonight. Broken!

savesthedizzle
07-25-2008, 11:23 PM
Novak :unsure:...

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:23 PM
Girls, I cn't watch it here because they don't have Flash 9 installed and I can't installt because I am not administrator.

Meaning, I can't even follow live score. :sad:

:hug: :hug: :hug:

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:25 PM
Would Mr. Gilbert SHUT UP!

camnation
07-25-2008, 11:25 PM
Novak can break him right back. No need to worry!
EDIT: Spoke too soon!

savesthedizzle
07-25-2008, 11:25 PM
Would Mr. Gilbert SHUT UP!

That is asking the impossible :lol:

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:25 PM
He looks off. Murray's thrown him.

arm
07-25-2008, 11:27 PM
Herdwick, I need help here. Which channel transmits it in the UK? Because I may hve that channel.

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:27 PM
That is asking the impossible :lol:

I don't mind he talking, but there's no need for the non-stop yapping, really! May be I was spoiled by the quiet commentary from TTC (atpmastertv)

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 11:28 PM
It's Sky - but you're unlikely to have it in Spain unless you're in a hotel which has a lot of Brits...it's subscription satellite.

arm
07-25-2008, 11:30 PM
Yes, but I do have a lot of British channels. :lol: Nevermind. Grr :mad:

Come on Nole, I am not watching you but I really am thinking about you. :sad:

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:31 PM
Don't try to play cagey net stuff with Murray. That's his game!

arm
07-25-2008, 11:31 PM
Who sarted serving? Murray?

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:31 PM
Who sarted serving? Murray?

Yes.

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 11:32 PM
Don't worry too much yet people. Murray may have started well but if Nole starts to string it together Andy usually reverts to his defensive scuttling style..

arm
07-25-2008, 11:33 PM
Thank God, I was thinking he had been broken twice. :unsure:

Thanks.

pookykiki
07-25-2008, 11:35 PM
Hello :wavey:
I thought the match was at 1:30 am, I'm so stupid. What happened? Murray is playing well and Nole no? :scared:
Rose congrats on your new job :hug:

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:35 PM
I'm worried. Murray's rattled him and he's trying to go for too much and Murray just held at love. Please don't lose to Murray. Please hold here!

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:35 PM
Don't worry too much yet people. Murray may have started well but if Nole starts to string it together Andy usually reverts to his defensive scuttling style..

Nole needs to find his forehand first :rolleyes: and has the net lowered half an inch :banghead:

arm
07-25-2008, 11:36 PM
He won't lose! Come on Nole, this is too painful! I can only see the games result. Not even the points. :sad:

Nole :hug:

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:38 PM
Nole needs to find his forehand first :rolleyes: and has the net lowered half an inch :banghead:

How about a good first serve?

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:38 PM
He won't lose! Come on Nole, this is too painful! I can only see the games result. Not even the points. :sad:

Nole :hug:

Nole can come back if he settles down and plays his game. But I really wish to God please mute Brad Gilbert.

arm
07-25-2008, 11:39 PM
I have 15 more minutes, thn I refuse to put another coin. It0s just too pinful. I'll go upstairs and pray. And send Nole good vibes.

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:39 PM
How about a good first serve?

He has a pretty good 2nd serve :lol:

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 11:39 PM
Serve still back in Italy - he really should have packed it.

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:41 PM
He has a pretty good 2nd serve :lol:

Yeah, but Murray is attacking the crap out of most of them.

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:42 PM
Am I being the positive one here tonight? :rolls:

Another marriage proposal on paper this time :haha:

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:43 PM
Yeah, but Murray is attacking the crap out of most of them.

See, 2 aces.

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:43 PM
Am I being the positive one here tonight? :rolls:

Another marriage proposal on paper this time :haha:

She didn't spell it right, though! :haha:

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:44 PM
See, 2 aces.

Good. He's holding much easier now but so is Murray. Let's break!

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:45 PM
She didn't spell it right, though! :haha:

I don't know why nobody pointed this to her before :tape:

arm
07-25-2008, 11:45 PM
I am positive too.

Nole I have 10 more internet minutes. grrrrr

arm
07-25-2008, 11:46 PM
BREAK HIM now :mad:

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:46 PM
That was a bad miss. :eek:

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:47 PM
See, 2 aces.

I guess you were right about the FH being the major problem.

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:47 PM
I lost count of his forehand UEs :o

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:48 PM
I lost count of his forehand UEs :o

9 according to ESPN. There goes the first set. :sad:

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:48 PM
Murray is playing very well though and even his first serve % sucks. :o

Forza
07-25-2008, 11:49 PM
Well, it doesn't look good...
Lost the first set vs Andy (Murray) with 6:3 :wavey:

camnation
07-25-2008, 11:49 PM
:sobbing:

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 11:49 PM
How many skanked forehands so far :banghead:

arm
07-25-2008, 11:50 PM
Hey, can't fo it anymore. I am goin to my room and pray. :lol:

Honestely, he is going to win this one. Believe me! :hug:

Think positve girls! :wavey:

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:50 PM
How many skanked forehands so far :banghead:

at least 4 that I counted.

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:51 PM
9 FH errors, 15 errors total. He's tight and missing easy shots. Murray may get looser and Nole may get tighter, which will be awful.

camnation
07-25-2008, 11:53 PM
Hey, can't fo it anymore. I am goin to my room and pray. :lol:

Honestely, he is going to win this one. Believe me! :hug:

Think positve girls! :wavey:
The Safin match has scarred me from this mindset. :sad:

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 11:53 PM
FFS Nole! This is crap!

kalisita
07-25-2008, 11:54 PM
He's about to go down an early break in the second. :eek:

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:54 PM
Wow, lost serve again in 2nd set.

Regroup Nole and you can do it.

camnation
07-25-2008, 11:55 PM
:sobbing::sobbing::sobbing::sobbing:

savesthedizzle
07-25-2008, 11:55 PM
Oh my GOSH.

This is just not good :tape:

Just some not smart moves. There, I don't know why he didn't hit behind Murray when Murray was so clearly sprinting to the one side. Instead Novak hits right to where Andy is running. :smash:

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:58 PM
They know each other's move too well. And in this case, it comes to Murray's benefit.

Herdwick
07-25-2008, 11:59 PM
Yes!!!!!

Lee
07-25-2008, 11:59 PM
:lol: This time win by a mishit forehand :rolls: :haha:

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:00 AM
Yes. Please let the match turn now. That was a miss hit but so what? Please hold!

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:01 AM
I can't believe that was in!

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:03 AM
*phew* he holds

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 12:04 AM
This is where Andy should begin to crumble, unless he's finally cracked it mentally.

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:04 AM
Did somebody get a new job? Congrats! Hope it all works out for you. :wavey:

Watching the match Novak just broke back and let out a yell. The crowd needs to wake up they are :zzz:

Can Brad Gilbert possibly hump on Murray more?

Rosie

I hope he licks instead so we can save our ears :tape:

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 12:06 AM
Serve still back in Italy - he really should have packed it.

Sweet of him to leave it there for Viktor :)

But Viktor has his own, so he should really give it back to Novak :awww:

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:08 AM
Nole's still off. His timing is bad tonight. I'll be amazed if he gets out of this tonight. His cofidence is still shaken from Wimby. Murray is being the aggressive one, not Nole. What's going on? :eek:

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:10 AM
2nd serve aces ;)

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 12:11 AM
FH is certainly Wimbledon standard tonight...

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:12 AM
OK, I have to agree with Cahill that the wind plus the aggressive play from Murray throw Nole's game off.

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:12 AM
His missing easy shots! :sad: Murray's confidence is growing again. His first serve is gone again. I can't believe Murray has BP from nowhere. :eek:

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:12 AM
Nole is very very tentative of his forehand today.

camnation
07-26-2008, 12:13 AM
*Swallows back own vomit*

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 12:13 AM
Now neither of them has a serve :bigcry: You two don't have to share it :bigcry:

Come on Novak, I don't know where your confidence has gone.

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:14 AM
Nole is very very tentative of his forehand today.

He's tentative on everything tonight. Doesn't bode well.

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:15 AM
Blame the marriage proposal that spells his name wrong. :tape:

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 12:16 AM
wtf is Viktor doing?

wtf is Novak doing?

*pulls out hair*


THERE. That's better.

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:17 AM
Murray's rolling now. Nole needs this tournament in order to get his confidence completely back. This sucks.

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:17 AM
At least the crowd wakes up a little.

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:18 AM
Murray's second serve is insane tonight. He holds for 4-2. Two games away to his first loss to Murray, in straights no less. :o

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:19 AM
Murray will crack when he sees the finishing line is near :unsure:

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 12:20 AM
This is bad. Favourite surface and supposed to be his chance to shine. He's out at this rate.

And this is the second tournament in a row where he has been made to look very ordinary indeed.

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:21 AM
I think we need to give Murray some credits here. He really plays well.

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:22 AM
Another BP! I am so sad!

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 12:24 AM
I think we need to give Murray some credits here. He really plays well.

Exactly.

If Murray wins, which it seems probable at this point, he played aggressively at the start and besides the fact that was a winning gameplan, it also really seemed to shake up Novak. Novak seems asleep today and just totally completely off and some credit for that has to be given to Murray for just playing much better than he has in previous encounters.

I don't know what it is today but... I don't like what I am seeing on court from Novak :sad:

Forza
07-26-2008, 12:24 AM
4:3

;)

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:24 AM
I think we need to give Murray some credits here. He really plays well.

He's a very good player, IMO.

Nole kind of looks the same as he did against Safin. He has very little energy.

He held finally!

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 12:26 AM
Okay thank goodness Novak held. There's still a bit of hope :)

GET BACK IN THIS!

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:27 AM
Please don't blow this 3 bps.

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:28 AM
Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 12:28 AM
Exactly.

If Murray wins, which it seems probable at this point, he played aggressively at the start and besides the fact that was a winning gameplan, it also really seemed to shake up Novak. Novak seems asleep today and just totally completely off and some credit for that has to be given to Murray for just playing much better than he has in previous encounters.

I don't know what it is today but... I don't like what I am seeing on court from Novak :sad:

Oh credit to Andy - no doubt - he's playing superbly.

But Nole seems to have lost his fizz recently and also his inate on court intelligence which usually serves him so well.

But a break back now...

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 12:28 AM
OKAY COME ON NOVAK.

YOU ARE STILL IN THIS.

Just please hold. Please.

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 12:29 AM
Oh credit to Andy - no doubt - he's playing superbly.

But Nole seems to have lost his fizz recently and also his inate on court intelligence which usually serves him so well.

But a break back now...

That part is really concerning to me actually....

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:29 AM
A hold is EXTREMELY critical here.

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 12:30 AM
The scoreboard is telling me Viktor won, so Novak you don't have to share your game with him anymore ;) Focus on yourself now :p

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:30 AM
Missed the easy one again!

Please get a first serve, or better yet an ace.

Down 15-30. He's just getting the ball back.

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:31 AM
Oh credit to Andy - no doubt - he's playing superbly.

But Nole seems to have lost his fizz recently and also his inate on court intelligence which usually serves him so well.

But a break back now...

That part is really concerning to me actually....

I want to blame this on Nadal. It seems that didn't work at all vs him this year.

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:32 AM
My heart stop beating at that overhead.

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 12:32 AM
:haha: What the heck is Brad Gilbert babbling on about vinyl records and side 2 and whatnot. Even Chris was like, "huh?" :cuckoo:

Novak breaks back. :bigclap:

I love Fowler and how he interacts with Gilbert :haha:

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:32 AM
BP again!

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:33 AM
:rolls: The umpire kind of could not believe Murray challenge on that point.

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:34 AM
I love Fowler and how he interacts with Gilbert :haha:

I know, that's when I start liking him.


AND THANK GOD HOLDING SERVE!

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:34 AM
:rolls: The umpire kind of could not believe Murray challenge on that point.

No one could!

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:39 AM
Please Please Please

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:39 AM
Great play by Murray saving the SP

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:40 AM
Crap! Please break and level this match!

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:42 AM
Now he has to hold again. Please Please Please easy hold!

camnation
07-26-2008, 12:45 AM
Man this is too emotionally exhausting...

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:45 AM
One more chance to break and Murray is getting a little bit aggravated. Take your chance Nole!

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:45 AM
Now Break! I DO NOT want a tb!

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 12:46 AM
Come on Novak!

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:49 AM
Whoever is more aggressive pretty much wins the point. Unfortunately, it's usually Murray.

Looks like a TB is looming!

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:50 AM
Nole's TB sucks this year

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:51 AM
What a horrible shot selection!

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 12:52 AM
:banghead:

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:53 AM
GRRRRR!!! the net *sigh*

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 12:54 AM
:bigcry:

Wanted: Novak's Brain
Reward: 5 trillion euro

:scared:

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:54 AM
2 dropshots of death.

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:55 AM
Another horrible drop shot! He's scrambling and not thinking at all. That's it, I fear.

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:55 AM
Another spray forehand. Excellent TB, Nole.

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:57 AM
Another error gives Murray MPs.

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 12:58 AM
Novak... I worry about you now.. I know you said at Wimbledon the pressure was getting to you and all but you just had a month off to get yourself sorted... and... you haven't. :sad:

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:58 AM
It's over.

Good job Murray and good luck vs Nadal. Another player he needs to turn the tide!

kalisita
07-26-2008, 12:59 AM
Error to give the match! Fitting I guess.

I love how Nole is always gracious in defeat.

GM will go insane.

camnation
07-26-2008, 12:59 AM
:sobbing:

Lee
07-26-2008, 12:59 AM
Novak... I worry about you now.. I know you said at Wimbledon the pressure was getting to you and all but you just had a month off to get yourself sorted... and... you haven't. :sad:

It's growing pain and I hope he will be better in Cinci.

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 01:01 AM
:hug: Well... he can gain points in Cincy now :) He defends nothing! Let's just... hope he sorts everything out, finds his brain, and shows up in Ohio ready to kick butt again :D

elessar
07-26-2008, 01:01 AM
Hey there, I can't say I'm too sorry with the outcome of the match but I can certainly sympathize with what you guys are going through and as I quite like some of you :hug: all
Especially Arm ;)

pookykiki
07-26-2008, 01:01 AM
Where is Nole's confidence? Hope he will do better in Cincinatti... :sad: :hug:

Lee
07-26-2008, 01:01 AM
:lol: 5 threads in GM. That's the only thing I can say that I am proud of you Nole :rolls:

and poster who disappeared for a while showed up

kalisita
07-26-2008, 01:02 AM
He hasn't seemed like himself all tournament. He's still emotionally out of it, IMO. The early loss at Wimby and time off did nothing to change that. He needs to get it together and deal with the pressure before people begin to write him off. Please get back to normal, Nole!

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 01:02 AM
Can't argue with the result - Nole was pretty rubbish and Andy played marvellously. But seriously I am worried - losses yes, but the manner of the last 2 losses. The sharpness and court savviness has just gone out of his game.

Lee
07-26-2008, 01:02 AM
Hey there, I can't say I'm too sorry with the outcome of the match but I can certainly sympathize with what you guys are going through and as I quite like some of you :hug: all
Especially Arm ;)

:ras:

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 01:03 AM
Hey there, I can't say I'm too sorry with the outcome of the match but I can certainly sympathize with what you guys are going through and as I quite like some of you :hug: all
Especially Arm ;)

How kind of you...

elessar
07-26-2008, 01:07 AM
:ras:
I wasn't baiting anybody, I PMed with Arm yesterday and she told me it helped to have people come over to say things like that after wimbledon, plus Rosie came over to our forum :shrug:
My guy lost to Simon, I'm in no position to gloat or anything :tape: I just know what it's like to have high expectations for a tourney and to have those crush early.

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 01:07 AM
:lol: 5 threads in GM. That's the only thing I can say that I am proud of you Nole :rolls:

and poster who disappeared for a while showed up

WHO WHO WHO? Someone we like or someone we don't like? :lol:

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 01:08 AM
Hey there, I can't say I'm too sorry with the outcome of the match but I can certainly sympathize with what you guys are going through and as I quite like some of you :hug: all
Especially Arm ;)

I wasn't baiting anybody, I PMed with Arm yesterday and she told me it helped to have people come over to say things like that after wimbledon, plus Rosy came over to our forum :shrug:
My guy lost to Simon, I'm in no position to gloat or anything :tape: I just know what it's like to have high expectations for a tourney and to have those crush early.

:hug: Thanks ;) I'm not suspicious of your comments, unlike everyone else it seems :lol:

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 01:10 AM
I wasn't baiting anybody, I PMed with Arm yesterday and she told me it helped to have people come over to say things like that after wimbledon, plus Rosie came over to our forum :shrug:
My guy lost to Simon, I'm in no position to gloat or anything :tape: I just know what it's like to have high expectations for a tourney and to have those crush early.

Ok - in that case thanks; we accept in the spirit you offer. But the phrase 'as I quite like some of you' is pretty much guaranteed to raise hackles.

kalisita
07-26-2008, 01:12 AM
It's growing pain and I hope he will be better in Cinci.

Let's hope. It shouldn't be as hot there as it would normally be, so that should help him. Maybe this, losing to Murray, will be enough to get him going again. He has to have a good result.

Lee
07-26-2008, 01:13 AM
I wasn't baiting anybody, I PMed with Arm yesterday and she told me it helped to have people come over to say things like that after wimbledon, plus Rosie came over to our forum :shrug:
My guy lost to Simon, I'm in no position to gloat or anything :tape: I just know what it's like to have high expectations for a tourney and to have those crush early.

You should know better that when I use the :ras: I am not really serious. (you need to check Adam's thread more frequently, he's on the receiving end most of the time)

I am jealous of the phrase "especially ARM" though. I think I am special. :sobbing:

WHO WHO WHO? Someone we like or someone we don't like? :lol:

If I can good rep you, I will tell you there, otherwise PM.

elessar
07-26-2008, 01:13 AM
:hug: Thanks ;) I'm not suspicious of your comments, unlike everyone else it seems :lol:
Thanks :lol:
I can see why they might be :o
Ok - in that case thanks. We will just mark you as the mistress of the unfortunate phrase...
Or just inappropriate time :tape:

elessar
07-26-2008, 01:15 AM
You should know better that when I use the :ras: I am not really serious. (you need to check Adam's thread more frequently, he's on the receiving end most of the time)
Don't worry I got that, I just wanted to make sure people didn't mistake my post. Haters coming to gloat in player's forum is a pretty low in my books.
I am jealous of the phrase "especially ARM" though. I think I am special. :sobbing:
That's because I felt she needed it most :hug:
Of course you're special too :hug: You're the biggest Mucho fan around, that takes special skills :D

kalisita
07-26-2008, 01:16 AM
Looking at his schedule, I think he should skip Bangkok and play Vienna again (though I admit I don't know when it is exactly). He needs to defend a title!

Lee
07-26-2008, 01:17 AM
Don't worry I got that, I just wanted to make sure people didn't mistake my post. Haters coming to gloat in player's forum is a pretty low in my books.

That's because I felt she needed it most :hug:
Of course you're special too :hug: You're the biggest Mucho fan around, that takes special skills :D

:rolls: Is he resting his wrist?

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 01:17 AM
I think we're all just jealous we weren't included in the "Especially arm" phrase. :awww: :p

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 01:19 AM
Speak for yourself. Personally I am hopping mad at the loss and itching to sharpen my tongue on someone. It's either GM or my husband...

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 01:21 AM
Speak for yourself. Personally I am hopping mad at the loss and itching to sharpen my tongue on someone. It's either GM or my husband...

GM is always a good place for that :D

kalisita
07-26-2008, 01:22 AM
Can't argue with the result - Nole was pretty rubbish and Andy played marvellously. But seriously I am worried - losses yes, but the manner of the last 2 losses. The sharpness and court savviness has just gone out of his game.

Agreed. Now I'm worried about the rest of the season. I thought he was going to come back strong.

elessar
07-26-2008, 01:24 AM
:rolls: Is he resting his wrist?
When is he not :o
I think we're all just jealous we weren't included in the "Especially arm" phrase. :awww: :p
:awww:
Speak for yourself. Personally I am hopping mad at the loss and itching to sharpen my tongue on someone. It's either GM or my husband...
Fair enough :lol: I'll leave you among Djokoboppers now.

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 01:25 AM
I'm not worried yet... I'm hoping maybe this will motivate him for Cincy...

If Cincy goes poorly... then I'm going to be worried....

But Cincy is a great opportunity for him to find himself again. He has nothing to defend. No pressure. He can go out there, swing freely, and find his game.

*nods optimistically*

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 01:26 AM
GM is always a good place for that :D
And I will have the British media to endure as well *gnashes teeth*. I shan't vent my ire on your dear souls here.

Agreed. Now I'm worried about the rest of the season. I thought he was going to come back strong.

Absolutely - I had set my heart on the USO for him but shall lower expectations sharpish.

Lee
07-26-2008, 01:26 AM
Speak for yourself. Personally I am hopping mad at the loss and itching to sharpen my tongue on someone. It's either GM or my husband...

GM is a better choice.

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 01:27 AM
Guys, I personally will slap him silly if he plays like this at the USO. You have my WORD.

Lee
07-26-2008, 01:29 AM
I'm not worried yet... I'm hoping maybe this will motivate him for Cincy...

If Cincy goes poorly... then I'm going to be worried....

But Cincy is a great opportunity for him to find himself again. He has nothing to defend. No pressure. He can go out there, swing freely, and find his game.

*nods optimistically*

Keeping my fingers cross for a good Cinci but Nole really doesn't need any extra pressure.

And I will have the British media to endure as well *gnashes teeth*. I shan't vent my ire on your dear souls here.



Absolutely - I had set my heart on the USO for him but shall lower expectations sharpish.

:lol: love the accent.

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 01:36 AM
Rafa - look upon this world and rejoice. It belongs to you.

kalisita
07-26-2008, 01:40 AM
Rafa - look upon this world and rejoice. It belongs to you.

Who knows? Maybe Murray really will have a break through tournament and beat Nadal tomorrow. (Sounds ridiculous I know but stranger things have happened ;))

Lee
07-26-2008, 01:41 AM
My laptop is acting up so :wavey:

njnetswill
07-26-2008, 01:51 AM
Disgusting.

Jelena_78
07-26-2008, 02:03 AM
Evening/morning everyone :wavey:

Hmmm...I don't know :shrug: I've really had a feeling the whole day that Murray would win.
When I told it to several friends here they just said: c'mon :rolleyes: Andy...pfff :haha:
Well it was about time...4:0... Nole still not in great shape (although we've expected him to be), Murray really motivated to finally beat his friend :armed:
Am I allowed to say here that I'm kinda glad Andy finally won?! :tape: :hug:
Of course I feel a bit :awww: that Novak lost :hug:

I do hope he'll do better in Cincinnati.

Ok, I should really go to bed now, it's 4am here :eek: Fortunately I don't have to get up before 9 (I love Saturdays) but that's not enough :tape:

Bye! :wavey:

And :hug: for all

kalisita
07-26-2008, 02:10 AM
Well, Cinci draw it out. http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=http://www.atptennis.com/1/posting/2008/422/mds.pdf

Nole has an easier quarter, IMO.

(7) BLAKE, James/BYE
KIEFER, Nicolas v SIMON, Gilles
NIEMINEN, Jarkko v GULBIS, Ernests
JOHANSSON, Thomas v (9) WAWRINKA, Stanislas
(13) GONZALEZ, Fernando v BERDYCH, Tomas
LOPEZ, Feliciano v SEPPI, Andreas
QUALIFIER v BOLELLI, Simone
BYE/(3) DJOKOVIC, Novak


He better get to the SFs here!

Lee
07-26-2008, 03:32 AM
*sigh* Wawa/Kiwi and Simon are all playing well :scared:

kalisita
07-26-2008, 04:00 AM
*sigh* Wawa/Kiwi and Simon are all playing well :scared:

Simon has to be getting tired, physically and emotionally. I guess I don't have much faith in Kiefer's ability to keep his play up, which could be a huge mistake. Wawa could be a problem, as could Gulbis, though they have to get to the QFs first.

I do beleive Nole can do well here in my heart, but my head is very worried. Not even about the quality of the opponents so much as where Djokovic's head is at.

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 08:44 AM
Morning - woke up with the glumps; most unpleasant people.

This was not in the script. I wasn't really convinced by the mental fatigue after Wimbledon but in any case he's now had 4 weeks to R & R. This is the second match where he hasn't lost a tight battle which could have gone either way but has been made to look every ordinary. And this was on his favourite surface but the performance was uncertain and lacking in intelligence. So what is wrong with him?

amdany
07-26-2008, 09:56 AM
Nole, what's going on?:sad:

scoobs
07-26-2008, 10:01 AM
Morning - woke up with the glumps; most unpleasant people.

This was not in the script. I wasn't really convinced by the mental fatigue after Wimbledon but in any case he's now had 4 weeks to R & R. This is the second match where he hasn't lost a tight battle which could have gone either way but has been made to look every ordinary. And this was on his favourite surface but the performance was uncertain and lacking in intelligence. So what is wrong with him?
Possibly you don't want my opinion since I'm from "the other side"...but I have to say I thought he was struggling to deal with the pressure - more than a little bit. I don't think there's anything to worry about - I just think that this is pretty much the time last year when he took the #3 ranking and he's perhaps more aware now of being the hunted as well as the hunter and is taking a bit longer to get totally comfortable with that and still play his best game regardless.

:shrug:

He's passed so many other tests so convincingly that I don't see this being much of a problem for him if this is what it is - he will adjust, and probably very quickly - never seen someone learn quite so fast as he does.

*Ljubica*
07-26-2008, 10:25 AM
Morning. Well I was just too tired to come on here last night when the match finished, so I guess everything has already been said.

I actually agree with scoobs - he is feeling the pressure- big time. It's only natural - he's still only a kid, and despite what the haters say, he gets nervous just like everyone else (the ball bouncing is all due to nerves and trying to calm himself in my opinion).

Having said that - take nothing away from Murray - he played well. I'm not a fan, but he played some great tennis out there last night - he was the better player in that match and deserved to win - well done to him.

As for the future - well - I'm not one who gets stressed about rankings, or defending points, or who is Number, 1, 2, 3 or whatever :shrug: Frankly - who cares? Nole is a person - not a machine - he will have good days and bad days, good results and bad results, and I will support him through it all because I like and respect him as a person. Most of my other faves (Tursunov, Tipsarevic, Cilic etc) are far lower ranked than Nole and it doesn't stop me supporting them - I stil love and believe in them, and feel the same about Nole.

So let's move on to Cinci - he has a reasonable draw there :)

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 11:11 AM
*sigh* Wawa/Kiwi and Simon are all playing well :scared:

But luckily he would only have to play 1 of them as they all knock each other out ;)

scoobs
07-26-2008, 11:17 AM
Wawa may have a knee problem but he could prove to be the biggest handful - I think Simon will be exhausted next week and should find the court speed change too much to adjust to quickly enough. I think Kiefer will likely also lose early and easily - at his age I don't see him going on a march in back to back weeks somehow.

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 02:08 PM
Possibly you don't want my opinion since I'm from "the other side"...but I have to say I thought he was struggling to deal with the pressure - more than a little bit. I don't think there's anything to worry about - I just think that this is pretty much the time last year when he took the #3 ranking and he's perhaps more aware now of being the hunted as well as the hunter and is taking a bit longer to get totally comfortable with that and still play his best game regardless.

:shrug:

He's passed so many other tests so convincingly that I don't see this being much of a problem for him if this is what it is - he will adjust, and probably very quickly - never seen someone learn quite so fast as he does.

Thank you for posting. I hope you're right. To me he has seems deflated since losing at RG to Rafa. I do agree that he's feeling the pressure and that he may be better suited to chasing rather than been chased but time will tell. He also worries too much what other people say about him and what he says himself. I wish he wouldn't care.

And why should you think we don't want your opinion? Most of us here on Nole's forum try to make this an intelligent and rational place to discuss Nole and tennis in general and also support a number of other players. Please don't let the odd nutters colour your view of all Nole's fans.

Manon
07-26-2008, 02:34 PM
Hi Squad. Unlike Rose I am still devostated, can't believe. And I'm feeling worse than last night. I am sure is was/is all about from Queens final...

Gosh, I can't talk about it.

Herdwick
07-26-2008, 02:38 PM
Hi Squad. Unlike Rose I am still devostated, can't believe. And I'm feeling worse than last night. I am sure is was/is all about from Queens final...

Gosh, I can't talk about it.

:awww: Have a beer and come back later when you feel better.

Manon
07-26-2008, 02:46 PM
I'll try...

Lee
07-26-2008, 03:29 PM
Hi Squad. Unlike Rose I am still devostated, can't believe. And I'm feeling worse than last night. I am sure is was/is all about from Queens final...

Gosh, I can't talk about it.

Keep yourself busy with other stuff and look forward to next week. :hug:

Lee
07-26-2008, 03:33 PM
Possibly you don't want my opinion since I'm from "the other side"...but I have to say I thought he was struggling to deal with the pressure - more than a little bit. I don't think there's anything to worry about - I just think that this is pretty much the time last year when he took the #3 ranking and he's perhaps more aware now of being the hunted as well as the hunter and is taking a bit longer to get totally comfortable with that and still play his best game regardless.

:shrug:

He's passed so many other tests so convincingly that I don't see this being much of a problem for him if this is what it is - he will adjust, and probably very quickly - never seen someone learn quite so fast as he does.

Thanks Chris! I like to read your opinion. You always give good analysis and objective.

I think Nole needs to adjust his expectation and so do his fans.

scoobs
07-26-2008, 03:37 PM
Thanks Chris! I like to read your opinion. You always give good analysis and objective.

I think Nole needs to adjust his expectation and so do his fans.
I guess when he won the Australian, having dismissed Federer it could be quite easy for him and for fans too to perhaps think "right, he's there now. He's where he needs to be." But in many ways that's just the beginning, then a different set of pressures arise and that takes some adjustment too. Maybe he just needs a quick breather at base camp to get used to the conditions up there before pressing on higher :)

Lee
07-26-2008, 03:45 PM
In the back of my mind, I suspect the financial pressure of building a tennis complex weights too much on him.

scoobs
07-26-2008, 03:51 PM
In the back of my mind, I suspect the financial pressure of building a tennis complex weights too much on him.
If it's to do with that then he needs to really push all that onto the backburner - he's too young to allow himself to be distracted to the detriment of his tennis.

Lee
07-26-2008, 03:58 PM
That's my suspicion. I always think that's too big a project for the Djokovics to shoulder. :shrug:

kalisita
07-26-2008, 06:51 PM
Possibly you don't want my opinion since I'm from "the other side"...but I have to say I thought he was struggling to deal with the pressure - more than a little bit. I don't think there's anything to worry about - I just think that this is pretty much the time last year when he took the #3 ranking and he's perhaps more aware now of being the hunted as well as the hunter and is taking a bit longer to get totally comfortable with that and still play his best game regardless.

:shrug:

He's passed so many other tests so convincingly that I don't see this being much of a problem for him if this is what it is - he will adjust, and probably very quickly - never seen someone learn quite so fast as he does.

I agree with this as well. I thought that was why he played so badly, so flatly at Wimby. But I thought he would bounce back at Toronto. Now I hope it's Cincy. It's not even like he has to win everything (though that wouldn't be bad ;)) but it bothers me that he looks sort of miserable out there.

star
07-26-2008, 06:59 PM
That's my suspicion. I always think that's too big a project for the Djokovics to shoulder. :shrug:

One of the rules for rising to the top is: No Distractions

But, you know, Djokovic will have to find his own way. He's a very sociable guy who likes to be involved. It would be sad if he really let himself be distracted and never achieved his potential. Tennis is tough. It really makes players dig deep into their psyches.

I hope he pops back at Cincy. You know, just think "Nadal's the favorite. No pressure on me." :lol:

scoobs
07-26-2008, 07:48 PM
I agree with this as well. I thought that was why he played so badly, so flatly at Wimby. But I thought he would bounce back at Toronto. Now I hope it's Cincy. It's not even like he has to win everything (though that wouldn't be bad ;)) but it bothers me that he looks sort of miserable out there.
mmm and if you read his post-match presser, the words suggest he's feeling kinda stressed and harassed but doesn't really say why - he falls back on the old "bad day at the office" line.

star
07-26-2008, 07:53 PM
Hi Squad. Unlike Rose I am still devostated, can't believe. And I'm feeling worse than last night. I am sure is was/is all about from Queens final...

Gosh, I can't talk about it.

:hug: :hug: :hug:

The great thing about tennis is there's always another tournament around the corner. All you can do is hope that Djokovic learns what he needs to learn and progresses.

I know it's easier for me because I still have one player that I support left in the tournament. Maybe that's why I like so many players -- :lol: So I'm not let down when one loses. :)

Manon
07-26-2008, 08:46 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug:

The great thing about tennis is there's always another tournament around the corner. All you can do is hope that Djokovic learns what he needs to learn and progresses.

I know it's easier for me because I still have one player that I support left in the tournament. Maybe that's why I like so many players -- :lol: So I'm not let down when one loses. :)
:hug: :hug: :hug::hug: :hug: :hug::hug: :hug: :hug::hug: :hug: :hug::hug: :hug:

:secret: I'm doped and from Ethiopia now.

savesthedizzle
07-26-2008, 08:48 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug:

The great thing about tennis is there's always another tournament around the corner. All you can do is hope that Djokovic learns what he needs to learn and progresses.

I know it's easier for me because I still have one player that I support left in the tournament. Maybe that's why I like so many players -- :lol: So I'm not let down when one loses. :)

I like all 4 players left in the tournament :rolls:

So I'm bummed about Novak but I still have a lot to cheer for :) It really does help to like a lot of players :rolls:

Lee
07-26-2008, 11:55 PM
:hug: :hug: :hug:

The great thing about tennis is there's always another tournament around the corner. All you can do is hope that Djokovic learns what he needs to learn and progresses.

I know it's easier for me because I still have one player that I support left in the tournament. Maybe that's why I like so many players -- :lol: So I'm not let down when one loses. :)

I don't have that many players and many are headcases, so I learn very well to not get too disappointed from a player's loss. :lol: And of course, being a Guga fan, you just have to accept fate.

:hug: :hug: :hug::hug: :hug: :hug::hug: :hug:

:secret: I'm doped and from Ethiopia now.


:hug:

:aplot:

Manon
07-27-2008, 12:01 AM
:hug:

:aplot:

:aplot:

Lee
07-27-2008, 12:05 AM
How's it in Ethiopia?

savesthedizzle
07-27-2008, 12:05 AM
That reminds me I want to change my location!

Lee
07-27-2008, 12:08 AM
Ditto for me but I'm procastinating and still embedded my brain with the view of the Rockies

savesthedizzle
07-27-2008, 12:17 AM
Ditto for me but I'm procastinating and still embedded my brain with the view of the Rockies

But... but... Lee..... your flag is always Canada! :speakles: I've never seen you use somewhere else :speakles: :lol:

savesthedizzle
07-27-2008, 12:18 AM
OH. Now I get it. You meant the location line and I meant my flag :rolls:

:tape: :rolls: I've completely lost it in this Kiefer-fever that I have succumbed to.

Lee
07-27-2008, 12:22 AM
That's a very nice pic of Kiwi! I love guys with stubbles ;) Hubby usually looks like this at night :aplot:

savesthedizzle
07-27-2008, 12:25 AM
That's a very nice pic of Kiwi! I love guys with stubbles ;) Hubby usually looks like this at night :aplot:

Sometimes I like it, sometimes I don't ;) Depends on the guy.

It works for Kiwi :lick: :lick:

Kiwi is one of only a handful of tennis players that just makes me :drool: :aplot: :aplot: and especially in this pic. :lol:

Full size attached along with a few others in the same shirt and therefore maybe the same night ;)