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BRONZE MEDALIST in Beijing-- Novak at the Olympics!

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Lee
08-14-2008, 05:12 PM
I believe Monfils is tired too. Ajde Nole

Herdwick
08-14-2008, 05:12 PM
Monfils does look fitter - he's bounding around now. But Nole ought to win this now.

Lossi
08-14-2008, 05:12 PM
The livestream isn't working for me :awww: Would someone might giving the important scores? (bps, games etc.)

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:12 PM
breakfest!

Ajde NOLE!

kalisita
08-14-2008, 05:13 PM
He's exhausted :awww:

Practically every point is long.

Broke again. Now, HOLD! Remember this is the ATP, not WTA!

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:14 PM
AJDE

I really did jump up then :o And knocked my cup of tea over :o

Now hold it together Nole - come on man, focus:)

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:15 PM
Don't get discouraged Nole. That's the right play going to net. Next time, less fancy though :p

Herdwick
08-14-2008, 05:16 PM
Hold your bleeding serve now!

kalisita
08-14-2008, 05:17 PM
Once again, from 40-15 to Deuce! WTF?!

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:17 PM
another 40-15 goes to duece.

Ajde Nole

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 05:17 PM
No, No. From 40-15 to Deuce. Hold, Novak!

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:18 PM
Oh sh*t - not again :fiery:

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:18 PM
I know you're tired Nole. But everytime you tried to end the point fast, you hit UEs.

Herdwick
08-14-2008, 05:18 PM
He'll have nothing left even if he does get to face Rafa at this rate :shrug:

kalisita
08-14-2008, 05:21 PM
Oh, he held! Now, he needs to break again, not only because he could serve for match but because of the insurance.

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 05:21 PM
Herdwick - Rafa's having a late night too. Hopefully Nole can recover.

He HOLDS! Yesss.

Nooo, they have to do a replay?

No, No, Nole was just throwing a tantrum at the chair.

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:21 PM
THANK GOD HE'S IN COURT 1 WITH HAWKEYE!!!

Now another break please

Herdwick
08-14-2008, 05:22 PM
That last call :fiery: You swear all you like sweetheart - I don't blame you.

kalisita
08-14-2008, 05:22 PM
He'll have nothing left even if he does get to face Rafa at this rate :shrug:

Especially since Nadal is now up 4-0 in the first and they've been playing for like 20 minutes.

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:23 PM
He needs to break now - come on Nole :)

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 05:25 PM
Beautiful volley.

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:26 PM
The lines calls are absolutely rediculous and the chair umpire is not doing anything.

Same for yesterday's game! :mad:

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:27 PM
Ajde Nole

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:27 PM
Smart play by Monfils on bp

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:28 PM
OMG - these poor guys. It is such a hard match :eek:

kalisita
08-14-2008, 05:28 PM
Crap! Monfils held. Now, Nole has to hold again. Please an easy won for once this set. Please?

Marion29520
08-14-2008, 05:29 PM
the semi is tomorrow or saturday?

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:30 PM
Does anyone know if Nadal's match actually started? It was so late and no TV coverage of that court here anymore?

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 05:30 PM
That last slice was painful.

Ajde Novak, you can do this!

the biscuit
08-14-2008, 05:31 PM
Yes, Rafa just won the 1st set 6-0

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:31 PM
Come on sweetherat - hold your serve.

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:31 PM
Monfils looks like having 2nd wind :tape:

Herdwick
08-14-2008, 05:32 PM
He's just dead out there now - am not surprised. Hellish match...

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 05:32 PM
0-30 :tape:

C'mon Nole, focus.

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:32 PM
Yes, Rafa just won the 1st set 6-0

Thanks - he'll be over before this match at this rate.

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:34 PM
Nadal may finish his match before Nole :tape:

kalisita
08-14-2008, 05:36 PM
He held! Now break and get the hell off of the court!

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 05:36 PM
Monfils was not grunting, moaning, groaning during that point at all :unsure:

Hold. Sigh of relief.

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:37 PM
Thank you Nole for driving me to my first cigaratte in 6 months :sad: Sorry Raquel - I know you'll be :mad: but I just can't stand this :sobbing:

Now break him here - PLEASE!

kalisita
08-14-2008, 05:37 PM
Monfils was not grunting, moaning, groaning during that point at all :unsure:

Hold. Sigh of relief.

Yeah, I think Monfils got a little bit of a second wind. That's why Nole needs to break.

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:38 PM
Safe all your energy to serve for the match, Nole!

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 05:39 PM
Monfils holds at 15. Nole, it's on your racket. Serve it out, ajde!

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:40 PM
Yeah, I think Monfils got a little bit of a second wind. That's why Nole needs to break.

Not so sure. Did you see Monfils bending over waiting for Nole's serve? I think he saves his energy in playing than grunt, moan, etc.

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:40 PM
I think I need to go scrub the kitchen floor :help: I truly can't watch :tears:

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:40 PM
Good, Nole looks calm and steady during change over.

Herdwick
08-14-2008, 05:40 PM
That music would really annoy me at this point in the match...

Poor thing looks whacked.

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:42 PM
15-0

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 05:42 PM
Now I hear cries of "Allez, Allez, Allez, Monfils!" Funny crowd :rolls:

Lee - Agreed. From the last few games, all I can hear is Nole during the points.

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:43 PM
:banghead: Still a good point Nole. Keep it together.

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:44 PM
Top spin, Nole. You need your top spin.

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 05:44 PM
15-30.

During long rallies, Nole's backswing scares the crap out of me :unsure:

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:45 PM
MP. Ajde Nole!

You can do it!

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 05:47 PM
Moved up for that too early. C'mon, Nole! HOLD.

arm
08-14-2008, 05:47 PM
I am here! Who is serving? Is he better?

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:47 PM
*sigh* from mp to bp

Ajde Nole

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:49 PM
Good save!

If the point is any longer, I will be out of breath.

arm
08-14-2008, 05:49 PM
COME ON NOle!

neenah
08-14-2008, 05:50 PM
Aaah! I'm back, what's the score, what's going on?!!!

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:50 PM
5-4 Nole serving for the match but down a bp

kalisita
08-14-2008, 05:50 PM
That was bad. No TB here, either. I fear Monfils has more energy. Please hold.

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:51 PM
another bp saved by a good first serve

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 05:52 PM
MP. Take it, Nole. C'mon!

kalisita
08-14-2008, 05:52 PM
MP again. Please just get an ace.

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:52 PM
MP#2 Please close this match Nole! My hands are shaking now.

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:53 PM
Nole thanks God in the court :lol:

camnation
08-14-2008, 05:53 PM
Whew. What a freaking relief.

arm
08-14-2008, 05:53 PM
He won? He won? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs

kalisita
08-14-2008, 05:53 PM
He won! :) :woohoo: :woohoo:

I almost can't believe it.

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:54 PM
2 hours 21 minutes :sobbing:

arm
08-14-2008, 05:54 PM
:woohoo:

I HATE that internet guy for keeping me in store for over 2 f*cking hours! :mad: I had no idea what was going on!

Nole :hug:

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:54 PM
OMG - I could hardly watch that last game.

Nole :woohoo:

And kudos to Gael too:worship:

Great match:)

neenah
08-14-2008, 05:54 PM
Oh mannnnnnnnnnnnnn yes!! :rocker2:

With that, I'm off again :wavey:

Herdwick
08-14-2008, 05:55 PM
Bless - crossing himself on court...

kalisita
08-14-2008, 05:56 PM
He'll be empty for tomorrow I fear. But at least he'll play for a medal. :)

They just announced that JJ and Dinara are next. Talk about a late start.

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:56 PM
And he still had time to sign for the fans :worship:

What a f***ing star - Nole - you're the best :)

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 05:56 PM
Guys :hug:

Nole :hug: :hug: :hug: He's signing autographs after that :hearts: Sweet kid.

Just so relieved. And happy.

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:56 PM
And now Melzer is keeping Nadal on court a bit longer.

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 05:58 PM
I think it's time for a happy Nole fans group :hug:

I love all you guys - and Nole too of course :hug:

arm
08-14-2008, 05:58 PM
wooooo, pfffff I am making a lot of sounds here. :lol:

I am so glad he won. :D Gosh it was painful not knowing what was going on. :bigcry:

Alex999
08-14-2008, 05:58 PM
Bravo Nole. I was staring at the scoreboard. Nole will have some time to rest, he is off tomorrow. Am I right?

arm
08-14-2008, 05:59 PM
I think it's time for a happy Nole fans group :hug:

I love all you guys - and Nole too of course :hug:

:hug::hug:

Lee
08-14-2008, 05:59 PM
Here is the lucky charm I talked about Nole has on his tennis bag. It will bring him a medal in Olympics :rocker2: Sorry it's red on red so it's a bit difficult to see.

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 06:00 PM
Alex - No, they're playing semis tomorrow. No days off.

This was a sweet victory. Sigh. Feel like I'm on a high after that :lol:

camnation
08-14-2008, 06:00 PM
Bravo Nole. I was staring at the scoreboard. Nole will have some time to rest, he is off tomorrow. Am I right?
I thought tomorrow was the semis, Saturday the bronze match and Sunday the gold? Or am I wrong?

arm
08-14-2008, 06:01 PM
Will he play again tomorrow? Please do tell me there are streams... :sad:

kalisita
08-14-2008, 06:01 PM
Tomorrow's schedule is out. He'll play his SF 3rd on Centre, play starting at 4 pm Beijing time. Hope he gets some rest and isn't emotionally dry after this win.

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 06:03 PM
Thanks for the pic Lee :)

And - no Alex - I think he plays tomorrow.

And I can't believe they're making those two poor girls (Jelena and Dinara) start their match now - it's like 1.30am there :help:

Alex999
08-14-2008, 06:04 PM
Alex - No, they're playing semis tomorrow. No days off.

This was a sweet victory. Sigh. Feel like I'm on a high after that :lol:
I just hope he'll have enough left in his tank. Nole you can do it :hug::yeah:

arm
08-14-2008, 06:06 PM
I just hope he'll have enough left in his tank. Nole you can do it :hug::yeah:

He will. ;) We all know how serious he takes his matches with Nadal and Federer. He may not have what it takes to beat Murray in a final :lol::rolleyes::spit:, but he always manages to give his best with Nadal and Fed.

kalisita
08-14-2008, 06:08 PM
Nadal is serving for his match. Time on court: 59 minutes.

arm
08-14-2008, 06:09 PM
Did you read my goodrep camnation? :lol: I told you. :p

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 06:09 PM
I don't seriously see him beating Nadal tomorrow after tonight's efforts - but he is still in contention for a medal whatever happens now.

Nole :woohoo:

arm
08-14-2008, 06:10 PM
Nadal is serving for his match. Time on court: 59 minutes.

I don't seriously see him beating Nadal tomorrow after tonight's efforts - but he is still in contention for a medal whatever happens now.

Nole :woohoo:

Oh he will... He so is going to beat him. ;) There is no other possible way. :)

Lee
08-14-2008, 06:11 PM
Good luck vs Nadal tomorrow, Nole!

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 06:13 PM
Lets just enjoy today, and leave worrying for tomorrow to tomorrow. If Nole could do it today, he can do something tomorrow too.

The match-thread in GM :spit: :lol:

kalisita
08-14-2008, 06:15 PM
It looks like it's raining again. Poor JJ and Dinara. :hug: They're still on court so I hope it stops and they can finish. It seems like it rains after midnight there a lot this week. I'm glad it waited for Nole to finish, though.

Lee
08-14-2008, 06:16 PM
rain delay. Please send everyone home and resume play tomorrow. :rolleyes:

kalisita
08-14-2008, 06:16 PM
Lets just enjoy today, and leave worrying for tomorrow to tomorrow. If Nole could do it today, he can do something tomorrow too.

That's the problem with tennis. Not enough time to enjoy a great win!

Lee
08-14-2008, 06:17 PM
It looks like it's raining again. Poor JJ and Dinara. :hug: They're still on court so I hope it stops and they can finish. It seems like it rains after midnight there a lot this week. I'm glad it waited for Nole to finish, though.

Their match hasn't start and it's 1:15am there. :shrug:

Alex999
08-14-2008, 06:21 PM
I don't seriously see him beating Nadal tomorrow after tonight's efforts - but he is still in contention for a medal whatever happens now.

Nole :woohoo:
Rose, don't say that please :sad:. We need to stay positive. I think Novak is very determined, he'll find a way to win. Nadal also finished his match very late.

arm
08-14-2008, 06:22 PM
That's the problem with tennis. Not enough time to enjoy a great win!

Well, it's been 7 months and I am still enjoyng his AO win. :D I really am. ;) But I also understand what you mean.

But he should be fine tomorrow, let's trust. ;)

arm
08-14-2008, 06:24 PM
Rose, don't say that please :sad:. We need to stay positive. I think Novak is very determined, he'll find a way to win. Nadal also finished his match very late.

I am positive! I do trust him. I know that tomorrow's match is important for him and he really wants to give Serbia the gold, I am sure.

I honestely believe he is going to win. :shrug: Wish I am not the only one. :p

kalisita
08-14-2008, 06:24 PM
Their match hasn't start and it's 1:15am there. :shrug:

It's crappy for them no matter what now. But I do think it would be better to play tonight rather than play two tomorrow, especially since this probably won't be an easy match. Then the winner gets to play Li in front of the home crowd. I wonder if they'd put them on early in the day or still wait until 4 pm to begin play if they do have to play tomorrow?

Lee
08-14-2008, 06:26 PM
It's crappy for them no matter what now. But I do think it would be better to play tonight rather than play two tomorrow, especially since this probably won't be an easy match. Then the winner gets to play Li in front of the home crowd. I wonder if they'd put them on early in the day or still wait until 4 pm to begin play if they do have to play tomorrow?

It will suck anyway because one SF is on center court second and another on court 1 first. I bet it will be the centre court with Li.

kalisita
08-14-2008, 06:30 PM
It will suck anyway because one SF is on center court second and another on court 1 first. I bet it will be the centre court with Li.

It is. On Centre, it's Gonzo-Blake, then Li-JJ/Dinara, then Nole's match with Nadal. Also, Dinara is scheduled after Nole's match in doubles with Kuznetsova.

Alex999
08-14-2008, 06:30 PM
I am positive! I do trust him. I know that tomorrow's match is important for him and he really wants to give Serbia the gold, I am sure.

I honestely believe he is going to win. :shrug: Wish I am not the only one. :p
I love your attitude :smooch::hug:. Nole has to play two matches for either gold or bronze. Go Novak.

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 06:37 PM
Lets just enjoy today, and leave worrying for tomorrow to tomorrow. If Nole could do it today, he can do something tomorrow too.

The match-thread in GM :spit: :lol:

They were talking about things to do with yoghurt last time I looked :lol: I have several of the posters in that thread on Ignore though, so it is difficult to follow:)

arm
08-14-2008, 06:39 PM
I love your attitude :smooch::hug:. Nole has to play two matches for either gold or bronze. Go Novak.

Thanks. :hug:

I think that the day I come here saying "Nole will certainly lose" people from this Forum will think someone but me is using my username to post. :lol:

But my honest opinion is that as he is playing for his country, he will give all that he has in that :hearts: body to beat Nadal. It's a good motivation. Nole! :hug::rocker2:

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 06:44 PM
Thanks. :hug:

I think that the day I come here saying "Nole will certainly lose" people from this Forum will think someone but me is using my username to post. :lol:

But my honest opinion is that as he is playing for his country, he will give all that he has in that :hearts: body to beat Nadal. It's a good motivation. Nole! :hug::rocker2:

You better be right my girl :)

Jelena_78
08-14-2008, 06:45 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

What a fight!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Don't know what to say...this was just incredible...the guys gave their best. IMO this is one of the greatest wins, and one of the toughest matches in Nole's career.

He left everything out there :awww: :hug:
Gael too :worship:

I'll go to bed earlier tonight, I have to get up before 5am to watch 100m butterflies semifinals, hoping that Cavic can repeat great result from today and qualify for the finals.

Poor Jelena and Dinara... Li is already in bed...maybe they should just change the schedule,and move match for bronze for Sunday too.

Good luck tomorrow Nole :clap2:

:hug: s for everyone here :) :wavey:

Lee
08-14-2008, 06:47 PM
They were talking about things to do with yoghurt last time I looked :lol: I have several of the posters in that thread on Ignore though, so it is difficult to follow:)

No matter what's one's opinion about Becca, you have to love her kind of witty reply. :lol:

Lee
08-14-2008, 06:49 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

What a fight!!!!!!!!!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Don't know what to say...this was just incredible...the guys gave their best. IMO this is one of the greatest wins, and one of the toughest matches in Nole's career.

He left everything out there :awww: :hug:
Gael too :worship:

I'll go to bed earlier tonight, I have to get up before 5am to watch 100m butterflies semifinals, hoping that Cavic can repeat great result from today and qualify for the finals.

Poor Jelena and Dinara... Li is already in bed...maybe they should just change the schedule,and move match for bronze for Sunday too.

Good luck tomorrow Nole :clap2:

:hug: s for everyone here :) :wavey:

I agree but doubt this will happen. They need to sell tickets for Saturday :tape:

Ajde Cavic. I was soo happy with the 2 teenage Chinese girls in the 200 butterflies yesterday.

arm
08-14-2008, 06:50 PM
You better be right my girl :)

You'll see I am. :D

But it is very hard to believe alone, do you know? :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 06:51 PM
No matter what's one's opinion about Becca, you have to love her kind of witty reply. :lol:

Sometimes she can be a bit too "blunt" for my own personal taste - but the yoghurt was indeed very funny :) She is a very clever woman.

And Jelena - yes I agree. Fantastic fight from Nole and Gael :hug:

*Raine
08-14-2008, 06:52 PM
:banana:

Sorry I'm late for the party. :D I saw their match at 5-4, 40-40 in the livestream finally :o. I don't know why, but suddenly it worked. Must be my soulmate connection with Nole, he needed me that time :lol:

:banana: I have faith in him tomorrow. I hope he can remain focused, relaxed and determined.

:wavey: off to bed now, it's 1:52 am here. Novak and I need to rest. :angel:

arm
08-14-2008, 07:03 PM
:banana:

Sorry I'm late for the party. :D I saw their match at 5-4, 40-40 in the livestream finally :o. I don't know why, but suddenly it worked. Must be my soulmate connection with Nole, he needed me that time :lol:

:banana: I have faith in him tomorrow. I hope he can remain focused, relaxed and determined.

:wavey: off to bed now, it's 1:52 am here. Novak and I need to rest. :angel:

Gosh, it so could had been me posting that. :lol: It even sounds like me. :lol: :hug: I found my lost twin! :p

Have a good night :hug: Sweet Nole dreams ;) :lol:

Lee
08-14-2008, 07:06 PM
I am quite sure Nole will be focused, relaxed and determined tomorrow. I have no doubt about this. :D

MagicMilan
08-14-2008, 07:06 PM
what a great win :woohoo: I didn't think he would pull it in the end, congrats man :worship:
I'm a fan of Rafa too but I want me some roasting :devil:

arm
08-14-2008, 07:08 PM
I am quite sure Nole will be focused, relaxed and determined tomorrow. I have no doubt about this. :D

Thanks, Lee. :hug: Good to know I am not the only one.:D

But wait, you are not just trying to be nice, are you?

MIMIC
08-14-2008, 07:14 PM
I'm so fucking glad he won. All of the commentators were waiting for a Federer-Nadal final because of the stakes and blah blah blah. Federer is out and I hope Novak disposes of Nadal in a convincing fashion. Novak needs to reestablish himself as the next great contender for No. 1.

Lee
08-14-2008, 07:17 PM
Thanks, Lee. :hug: Good to know I am not the only one.:D

But wait, you are not just trying to be nice, are you?

I have never doubt Nole in his determination. It's his body that I don't have enough faith :o

arm
08-14-2008, 07:24 PM
I have never doubt Nole in his determination. It's his body that I don't have enough faith :o

You people need to believe! I know I haven't watched the match and from what I have read he was really tired in the end. But the most important is what's going on on his mind, the mind controls the body remember? He wants this badly and he will do whatever it takes to get it, today's match was the proof.

Also, no matter how strong Nadal is mentally, he will still be a bit :scared:, he respects Nole a lot, specially on hard courts. :lol:

I honestely believe that Nole has a bigger chance of winning Rafa tomorrow than he would have if he had to play Blake or Gonzo... Because he will put his best on court and he wouldnt do that if he had to play another person..

Herdwick
08-14-2008, 07:24 PM
I'm so fucking glad he won. All of the commentators were waiting for a Federer-Nadal final because of the stakes and blah blah blah. Federer is out and I hope Novak disposes of Nadal in a convincing fashion. Novak needs to reestablish himself as the next great contender for No. 1.

I never thought we'd get a Fed-Rafa final here TBH. But it was Rafa I though wouldn't get there! Poor Roger - this decline is verging on humiliation. (But please let Nole land in his half at the USO - the law of averages says he surely must.)

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 07:26 PM
Hello to Mimic and Milan :wavey:

I don't have Raquel's unending confidence - but I do want Nole to win tomorrow so badly! Ajde :)

arm
08-14-2008, 07:46 PM
Hello to Mimic and Milan :wavey:

I don't have Raquel's unending confidence - but I do want Nole to win tomorrow so badly! Ajde :)

I really wish it was undending... But it's not. :(

«Ivan»
08-14-2008, 07:51 PM
ljubica told me but i am here to talk with people about tennis.some queen l-mac talk about nole more than her favourite nadal.how normal is that?not at all.vo de mar said nole was"tired".he was tired.i feel sorry for people who defend nole.i am playing tennis since i was a kid and i know all the ascpects of the game.some albalian guy knows tennis,i guess he plays but unlike him everything in main board is who hate much.i am sorry but it is not normal.i know almost all the players,they come in our camp in the summer,they all very nice guy.
mama mia.

«Ivan»
08-14-2008, 07:52 PM
:wavey: weapoon:kiss:

*Raine
08-14-2008, 07:53 PM
Gosh, it so could had been me posting that. :lol: It even sounds like me. :lol: :hug: I found my lost twin! :p

Have a good night :hug: Sweet Nole dreams ;) :lol:
:hug:

OT: How's Cristiano Ronaldo doing btw? :)

I wish it's a Nole dream again today. Two days ago it was Murray (I was crying in that dream because in that dream he passed away :sad:). Not a good dream at all :sad: :sad:

I have never doubt Nole in his determination. It's his body that I don't have enough faith :o

It can be quite scary sometimes :o.

:wavey: Really going to bed now, 2:52 am here and I have class in 6 hours. And besides Nole's looking for me, he asked me why I got up :lol: :devil:

arm
08-14-2008, 07:59 PM
ljubica told me but i am here to talk with people about tennis.some queen l-mac talk about nole more than her favourite nadal.how normal is that?not at all.vo de mar said nole was"tired".he was tired.i feel sorry for people who defend nole.i am playing tennis since i was a kid and i know all the ascpects of the game.some albalian guy knows tennis,i guess he plays but unlike him everything in main board is who hate much.i am sorry but it is not normal.i know almost all the players,they come in our camp in the summer,they all very nice guy.
mama mia.

Gm is an insane place. Dont let it bother you. :hug:

:hug:

OT: How's Cristiano Ronaldo doing btw? :)

I wish it's a Nole dream again today. Two days ago it was Murray (I was crying in that dream because in that dream he passed away :sad:). Not a good dream at all :sad: :sad:
:

I have no idea, I guess he is still recovering...

A couple of days ago, while Nole was playing, I was dreaming with Nole. :lol: But like I told Rose, Nole was not playing tennis in my dream. :lol:

Lee
08-14-2008, 08:08 PM
ljubica told me but i am here to talk with people about tennis.some queen l-mac talk about nole more than her favourite nadal.how normal is that?not at all.vo de mar said nole was"tired".he was tired.i feel sorry for people who defend nole.i am playing tennis since i was a kid and i know all the ascpects of the game.some albalian guy knows tennis,i guess he plays but unlike him everything in main board is who hate much.i am sorry but it is not normal.i know almost all the players,they come in our camp in the summer,they all very nice guy.
mama mia.

Sorry Ivan. :hug: It's pretty normal in GM here :tape: And it's pretty much the internet culture. Just let those people hate.

zerocool_
08-14-2008, 08:08 PM
Hey all :) gl tomorrow Nole, hope you will be ready :)

arm
08-14-2008, 08:13 PM
Hey all :) gl tomorrow Nole, hope you will be ready :)

Hey :wavey:

savesthedizzle
08-14-2008, 08:15 PM
Thank goodness Nole won! When I left for work it wasn't going to well :unsure:

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 08:15 PM
Poor Roger - this decline is verging on humiliation. (But please let Nole land in his half at the USO - the law of averages says he surely must.)

I wish he lands in Rafa's draw (which everyone will just love ;) :lol:) I want a re-do of last years final, and I want to see Nole do it right this time. That was one of the most teaching losses of his career, and I think after that day, he learned something about choking.

Had a silly smile on my face the whole time while making and eating lunch :rolleyes: My family is probably thinking I've gone :cuckoo: :lol:

Herdwick
08-14-2008, 08:16 PM
ljubica told me but i am here to talk with people about tennis.some queen l-mac talk about nole more than her favourite nadal.how normal is that?not at all.vo de mar said nole was"tired".he was tired.i feel sorry for people who defend nole.i am playing tennis since i was a kid and i know all the ascpects of the game.some albalian guy knows tennis,i guess he plays but unlike him everything in main board is who hate much.i am sorry but it is not normal.i know almost all the players,they come in our camp in the summer,they all very nice guy.
mama mia.

Hi there; nice to see you here. This is the oasis of sanity and courtesy. Just ignore Linda (l_Mac) and Kitinov. The former thinks she's the bees knees and loves to be talked about. The latter is just a bigoted thug.

Lee
08-14-2008, 08:23 PM
Thank goodness Nole won! When I left for work it wasn't going to well :unsure:

As I post earlier, my fingers were shaking in the last set. Part of it because of nerve and another part because I had hold my breath too many times and too long during the game. :lol:

arm
08-14-2008, 08:30 PM
Thank goodness Nole won! When I left for work it wasn't going to well :unsure:

Yes, he did! :D :hug:

I wish he lands in Rafa's draw (which everyone will just love ;) :lol:) I want a re-do of last years final, and I want to see Nole do it right this time. That was one of the most teaching losses of his career, and I think after that day, he learned something about choking.

Had a silly smile on my face the whole time while making and eating lunch :rolleyes: My family is probably thinking I've gone :cuckoo: :lol:

I know what you mean. :lol: When Nole won AO, I had that stupid silly smile for over a week. :lol: My mom thought I had a new boyfriend! :haha: I told her "I doubt any new boyfried would be capable of putting this stupid smile on face, :lol: unless that boyfriend was called Novak Djokovic".

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 08:42 PM
Hi there; nice to see you here. This is the oasis of sanity and courtesy. Just ignore Linda (l_Mac) and Kitinov. The former thinks she's the bees knees and loves to be talked about. The latter is just a bigoted thug.

Herdwick :worship: You will get yourself trashed and bitched about on the Queen B*tches read as much I am if you carry on like that :angel: You're so right though :tape: I can actually accept kitinov in a funny way - he's just a sad, bigoted fool with a huge chip on his shoulder for historical/racial/cultural/whatever reasons - he probably knows no better :shrug: But the other one and her coven of poisonous cohorts, who love to lurk here and the Federer just to find things to talk about - they're f**ing unbelievable :rolleyes:

So Ivan - just ignore them. Raquel and Herdwick and Lee are right - don't let them upset you. Like Lee says - it's the Internet culture - hiding behind user names and anonymity. I've seen Nole and Roger and Rafa at Tournaments and in Player Hotels, where they all laugh and joke and eat together, and treat each other with class and decency - pity some of their so-called fans can't do the same.

And to Raquel - surely Nole winning rhe AO is FAR better than any new boyfriend could ever be :lol:

arm
08-14-2008, 08:47 PM
You can accept Kitinov? :spit: He is the person I despise the more here, by far.

Alex999
08-14-2008, 08:52 PM
You can accept Kitinov? :spit: He is the person I despise the more here, by far.
He is in every thread about Nole. He is obsessed with Novak. I don't understand why he is so bitter. As much as I hate to judge people here I really think the guy is pathetic.

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 08:52 PM
You can accept Kitinov? :spit: He is the person I despise the more here, by far.

Well I wouldn't want to go out for dinner with him - don't get me wrong :tape: But I do see he probably has generations of indoctrination and cultural stuff and other pressures making him the way he is, whereas some others I won't mention :tape: are just vicious and unpleasant for no reason apart from an urge to "be important" or "get noticed" in the virtual world. At least he does have his reasons, however twisted and wrong his "logic" might be.

Anyway - why waste our time talking about them - makes us as bad as them - so let's just say...........

Nole :woohoo: I'm still so happy he won today :bounce:

Alex999
08-14-2008, 08:56 PM
Herdwick :worship: You will get yourself trashed and bitched about on the Queen B*tches read as much I am if you carry on like that :angel: You're so right though :tape: I can actually accept kitinov in a funny way - he's just a sad, bigoted fool with a huge chip on his shoulder for historical/racial/cultural/whatever reasons - he probably knows no better :shrug: But the other one and her coven of posionous cohorts, who love to lurk here and the Federer just to find things to talk about - they're f**ing unbelievable :rolleyes:

So Ivan - just ignore them. Raquel and Herdwick and Lee are right - don't let them upset you. Like Lee says - it's the Internet culture - hiding behind user names and anonymity. I've seen Nole and Roger and Rafa at Tournaments and in Player Hotels, where they all laugh and joke and eat together, and treat each other with class and decency - pity some of their so-called fans can't do the same.

And to Raquel - surely Nole winning rhe AO is FAR better than any new boyfriend could ever be :lol:
Rose you are so right about this.

I'm a huge Nole fan, but I really like both Roger (love watching Fed playing his best tennis) and Nadal too. I don't dislike any tennis players.

sphiie
08-14-2008, 08:59 PM
Novak will win for suuuuuuuuuure. Novak fans can count on him, he will take with gold medal. Rafa isn't enough strong on HC against Djokovic... whyy :cry:

arm
08-14-2008, 08:59 PM
He is in every thread about Nole. He is obsessed with Novak. I don't understand why he is so bitter. As much as I hate to judge people here I really think the guy is pathetic.

Well I wouldn't want to go out for dinner with him - don't get me wrong :tape: But I do see he probably has generations of indoctrination and cultural stuff and other pressures making him the way he is, whereas some others I won't mention :tape: are just vicious and unpleasant for no reason apart from an urge to "be important" or "get noticed" in the virtual world. At least he does have his reasons, however twisted and wrong his "logic" might be.

Anyway - why waste our time talking about them - makes us as bad as them - so let's just say...........

Nole :woohoo: I'm still so happy he won today :bounce:

I believe that the country where a person is born is no excuse to his/her behaviour. :shrug:

I know my country is now a peaceful and nice place to live in, but it wasn't always like that. My parents lived in a time where people couldn't vote, couldn't express what they thought, and yet they are wise, nice and responsible people. :shrug:

I honestely find it a lot more funny to accept Glenn in a funny way than Kitinov... that guy is just unbelievably stupid.

But like you said, let's just not talk about it. :D

Nooole, surprise all there people here tomorrow. :bounce: Not me, I know you will win. :hug:

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 09:00 PM
Rose you are so right about this.

I'm a huge Nole fan, but I really like both Roger (love watching Fed playing his best tennis) and Nadal too. I don't dislike any tennis players.

Well I admit to disliking Nadal - but at least I don't have "I hate Nadal" in my signature, or go into every thread celebrating his wins to trash him - I don't even go to "Piggy Roasting" anymore - I just try to ignore him :shrug: Not very easy nowadays of course ,- but I can still try.

So Raquel - do you really seriously- like really SERIOUSLY think Nole will wn tomorrow?

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 09:03 PM
Novak will win for suuuuuuuuuure. Novak fans can count on him, he will take with gold medal. Rafa isn't enough strong on HC against Djokovic... whyy :cry:

I wish I had your confidence:)

arm
08-14-2008, 09:06 PM
Well I admit to disliking Nadal - but at least I don't have "I hate Nadal" in my signature, or go into every thread celebrating his wins to trash him - I don't even go to "Piggy Roasting" anymore - I just try to ignore him :shrug: Not very easy nowadays of course ,- but I can still try.

So Raquel - do you really seriously- like really SERIOUSLY think Nole will wn tomorrow?

Yes, I do. :D I seriously believe he will win. For a lot of reasons.. Want me to tell you all of them?

Alex999
08-14-2008, 09:07 PM
I believe that the country where a person is born is no excuse to his/her behaviour. :shrug:

I know my country is now a peaceful and nice place to live in, but it wasn't always like that. My parents lived in a time where people couldn't vote, couldn't express what they thought, and yet they are wise, nice and responsible people. :shrug:

I honestely find it a lot more funny to accept Glenn in a funny way than Kitinov... that guy is just unbelievably stupid.

But like you said, let's just not talk about it. :D

Nooole, surprise all there people here tomorrow. :bounce: Not me, I know you will win. :hug:

Arm, I can sign your post. It took me some time to understand where GM is coming from. I often find his posts refreshing and hilarious. I don't mind him at all. He is an intelligent guy (I hope he doesn't see this as it will boost his ego :lol:). I also appreciate his tennis knowledge when he is serious.

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 09:08 PM
Yes, I do. :D I seriously believe he will win. For a lot of reasons.. Want me to tell you all of them?

Yes please :) I am far from confident myself - so I could do with some positive vibes!

Alex - let's just say I don't like Glenn's rudeness and bullying tactics, but he is not my least favourite poster here at all - there are far worse, - as they say, the female of the species is always deadlier than the male!

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 09:14 PM
Well I wouldn't want to go out for dinner with him - don't get me wrong :tape:

I honestely find it a lot more funny to accept Glenn in a funny way than Kitinov... that guy is just unbelievably stupid.

Now I can't decide who would be worse to take out for dinner :sobbing: :lol:

Thanks to the peeps over at JJ's Forum who translated this. Some quotes from Nole:

http://www.novosti.rs/code/navigate.php?Id=154&status=jedna&vest=126443&datum=2008-08-14
NOLE:

You're still in singles competition. Now you reached the QF, level of tennis is great and Nadal and Federer are also approaching the final rounds. Does that mean you're not as interested in US Open?

- Every player dreams of winning an Olympic medal. I said it hundred times and I'll say it again - my all time dream is to win a medal, to be the Olympic champion. It's everyone's goal, you know - "one world, one dream". Personally, I'd give 4 GS titles for an Olympic gold, said Novak after his victory over Youzhny.

Novak has found a new hobby. He's collecting pins in the Olympic Village.

- Yeah, that's my new hobby. It's going very slow for now. My commitments don't allow me to do it faster. I have 50 now, but I want more. I'll do it for the rest of my life cos these are my first Games and who knows whether I'll ever again be in the Olympic village.

Lee
08-14-2008, 09:15 PM
How about we get back to topic and celebrate Nole's win ;)

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080814/capt.3ca29b288da4497b8ac33401a27a68d1.beijing_olym pics_tennis_mens_singles_oly454.jpg

Alex999
08-14-2008, 09:16 PM
Yes please :) I am far from confident myself - so I could do with some positive vibes!

Alex - let's just say I don't like Glenn's rudeness and bullying tactics, but he is not my least favourite poster here at all - there are far worse, - as they say, the female of the species is always deadlier than the male!

yup, one particular person comes to my mind but I won't say her name :rolleyes:.

arm
08-14-2008, 09:18 PM
Arm, I can sign your post. It took me some time to understand where GM is coming from. I often find his posts refreshing and hilarious. I don't mind him at all. He is an intelligent guy (I hope he doesn't see this as it will boost his ego :lol:). I also appreciate his tennis knowledge when he is serious.

He can be pretty mean sometimes, specially to posters. But I also think he is a clever guy and I tolerate him. KR, I can't tolerate. It may be irrrational, but I just can't tolerate him... :shrug:

Yes please :) I am far from confident myself - so I could do with some positive vibes!

Alex - let's just say I don't like Glenn's rudeness and bullying tactics, but he is not my least favourite poster here at all - there are far worse, - as they say, the female of the species is always deadlier than the male!

1) First of all, it's Nole we are talking about.
2) He can beat anyone, anytime, anyplace. :shrug: ;)
3) He is the best HC player on tour right now.
4) He is playing Nadal tomorrow, which means he wont underestimate his oponent. I know he is tired, but in these conditions, he would be a lot more likely to lose if he had to play someone else, because he wouldn't give his best from the start, get nervous and lose. So, he will appear on court knowing that he is playing a fresher player and the future #1. He will know what to do.
5) No matter how strong Nadal is mentally, I do believe that he can be a bit :unsure: right now, because he does respect Nole a lot, specially on HC.
6) The motivation thing, he wants to give Serbia the medal and so he will give his very best until the end, fight with every strength he has left.
7) Finally, I will do whatever I can to watch him. ;) :lol:

That's it. I can be wrong, but I really feel he will beat Nadal again tomorrow.

Herdwick
08-14-2008, 09:18 PM
Herdwick :worship: You will get yourself trashed and bitched about on the Queen B*tches read as much I am if you carry on like that :angel: You're so right though :tape: I can actually accept kitinov in a funny way - he's just a sad, bigoted fool with a huge chip on his shoulder for historical/racial/cultural/whatever reasons - he probably knows no better :shrug: But the other one and her coven of posionous cohorts, who love to lurk here and the Federer just to find things to talk about - they're f**ing unbelievable :rolleyes:

So Ivan - just ignore them. Raquel and Herdwick and Lee are right - don't let them upset you. Like Lee says - it's the Internet culture - hiding behind user names and anonymity. I've seen Nole and Roger and Rafa at Tournaments and in Player Hotels, where they all laugh and joke and eat together, and treat each other with class and decency - pity some of their so-called fans can't do the same.



Kitinov is poisonous.

Linda's harmless but I find self-importance irritating.
And such consistency of output has got to be the last refuge of the unimaginative.

And I know you can't stand him but everything I have read about Rafa suggests he deserves better fans than some of those who speak in his name.

Alex999
08-14-2008, 09:19 PM
How about we get back to topic and celebrate Nole's win ;)

http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080814/capt.3ca29b288da4497b8ac33401a27a68d1.beijing_olym pics_tennis_mens_singles_oly454.jpg

Thanks Lee. Great pic of Novak. Nole :worship::bounce::drink::clap2::bigclap::hug::yipp ee::bigwave::rocker2::music::aparty:

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 09:28 PM
No question that Rafa deserves better fans :)

Anyway - I have been off searching photos :drool: They are in the process of being uploaded to the Photos Thread - in the meantime - here is Nole's interview after his match with Youhny- not sure it has been posted anywhere before here.
http://greattennisphotos.blogspot.com/2008/08/novak-djokovic-beijing-13-august.html
Q. How did you think you played today?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I started slow. And I think the reason was my late finish last night in doubles. I think I was one of the last players. Our match was really late, I think one of the last matches that finished. I went to bed around 3:30 in the morning. So I was quite tired to start a match. But then I managed to stay.
It was very important to win the first set. So after, I really served well and put a lot of pressure on him.

Q. Are you reasonably satisfied with the way you're playing up to now? Also, are you getting more and more used to the heat and humidity?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, I am. Conditions are extreme. We said it on the start. But it's all the same for everybody. I've been playing pretty good tennis so far. I just have some things I need to work on, of course. Not really hundred percent satisfied.
But I've played the last two matches as much as I needed to play. Serve is going great, which is an encouraging fact for upcoming matches. As soon as my serve is on a high percentage and a high level of performance, then everything else is going smooth.
So it gives me a lot of confidence, and motivation is here, there's no doubt. You know, another couple of matches, dream come true. But I'm going step by step.


Q. Have you got into the business of pin collecting at the Olympics and swapping? If so, who have you been doing it with?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I didn't take it now with me. But it's a nice question, yes. That's one of my hobbies here, pin collecting. I've seen a lot of athletes doing that. I've collected more than probably 50. I'm going slowly (laughter). I really plan to collect more.
Yeah, I mean, this is something that I'm going to have till the end of my life. I don't know if I'm going to be able to play an Olympics another time. Who knows what's gonna happen.

Q. You are in the last eight as well as Rafael. I think maybe Federer might be in the last eight. The first three seeds are in the last eight. It's quite different from the last Olympic Games. What happened? Do you not care about the US Open any more?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: What was the last thing you asked?

Q. I'm thinking whether you not think about the US Open. You just try so hard at the Olympics. I wonder why.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, yeah, Olympics is very important to all of us. Obviously you can see that by the performance we're having. You know, in my case, I've said that winning a medal on the Olympics for me would mean like winning a Grand Slam even more.
So I'm really trying hard to stay in focus. It's a very hard schedule. Okay, I'm not any more in the doubles, so I'm gonna have a bit easier schedule. I'm going to focus on my singles. I'm in the quarterfinals, playing well so far.
So it's not that I'm not thinking about US Open. US Open is coming up and it's a very important event for all of us. But right now, we are living up for the moment and trying to focus for Olympics, which is our priority goal.

Q. You mentioned the doubles, which you don't normally play. Was it the attraction of a medal that got you to play doubles here?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, that was one of the reasons. I wanted to have more options to win a medal. I knew that the schedule is going to be tight for me - but not just for me. All the top players, as you can see, are playing doubles. As I said, you have more options to win the medal. If something happens in the singles, then you have doubles left.
I really wanted to go far in the doubles, even though I'm not playing doubles so much. I'm still unexperienced (sic) in that matter. It was unfortunate to finish in the first round.

Herdwick
08-14-2008, 09:33 PM
Thank you. :inlove:

Running:Free
08-14-2008, 09:43 PM
Q. Are you reasonably satisfied with the way you're playing up to now? Also, are you getting more and more used to the heat and humidity?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, I am. Conditions are extreme. We said it on the start. But it's all the same for everybody. I've been playing pretty good tennis so far. I just have some things I need to work on, of course. Not really hundred percent satisfied.


This is one of the things I love about Nole. He acknowledges the fact that he's not the only one playing in these conditions, accepts them as fair-play, but isn't whining about it :yeah:

Thanks Rose.

*Ljubica*
08-14-2008, 09:44 PM
Thanks for the translation Timmy - and for the positive reasoning Raquel:)

arm
08-14-2008, 09:46 PM
No problem, Rose. ;)

aeronatasha
08-15-2008, 02:23 AM
I'm back! Hope you didn't forget all about me..:o
I've had a busy summer and was away a lot.

I see Novak's marching on.:cool: Good boy.

Ok, gotta go to sleep now.
Just thought I'd pop in and say :wavey:

Get Nadal, Novak. You can do it.

njnetswill
08-15-2008, 02:28 AM
Semifinal versus Nadal will be extremely tough, but I think the court surface may help Novak if he can get the first strike in like at Cincinatti.

savesthedizzle
08-15-2008, 05:58 AM
Can I celebrate my true Olympic dream coming true and my gymnast loves coming in 1 & 2?

Alex999
08-15-2008, 06:10 AM
Can I celebrate my true Olympic dream coming true and my gymnast loves coming in 1 & 2?

Yes you can ;).

savesthedizzle
08-15-2008, 06:24 AM
Yes you can ;).

Yay thanks :D

Nastiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :worship: :worship: I knew her beautiful lines would give her an advantage over Shawn with the international judges.

And...

Shawnnnnnnnnnnn :hearts: screwed on some scores, but delivered solid routines!

So happy for my girls :D :hearts: :hearts:

Some seriously messed up scoring tonight though. Truly mind boggling some of the over inflated scores for mediocre routines.....

Jelena_78
08-15-2008, 08:12 AM
I'm back! Hope you didn't forget all about me..:o
I've had a busy summer and was away a lot.

I see Novak's marching on.:cool: Good boy.

Ok, gotta go to sleep now.
Just thought I'd pop in and say :wavey:

Get Nadal, Novak. You can do it.

Welcome back :) Of course we haven't forgot you :hug:

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 08:54 AM
Morning all :wavey:

Well done :bounce: the US women gymnasts for stopping China - they're becoming relentless.

Let's hope we can all get live coverage today. Heavy showers, 30C and 83% humidity today, so it could be worse but still believe Rafa starts favourite. Hope Nole slept well and that I have underestimated his powers of recovery.

«Ivan»
08-15-2008, 09:45 AM
hello:wavey:

MagicMilan
08-15-2008, 10:03 AM
Mmmm, what a great day of tennis will this be for me. First JJ vs Safina and then Novak and Nadal :D
I'm pretty positive about both matches. Ajde :bounce:
Btw Kitinov is by far the worst poster ever, real nutcase. He sent me some nice posts in Serbian :fiery: Linda is annoying but harmless and Glenn is the least respectful person here :shrug:

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 10:17 AM
Do so hope you're right. And JJ really should win something big - I would love to see her get it here (I do prefer her to Ana).

So Serbia all the way today please.

MagicMilan
08-15-2008, 10:36 AM
Do so hope you're right. And JJ really should win something big - I would love to see her get it here (I do prefer her to Ana).

So Serbia all the way today please.
From your mouth to God's ears :D

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 10:43 AM
Morning - enjoyed a lie-in this morning :)

Natasha - welcome back - funnily enough I was thinking about you yesterday, and wondering where you were. Glad you're OK.

Jess - of course you can celebrate - and congrats to the US girls :bigclap:

Herdwick - I actually prefer Jelena too - maybe it's since that time she won the Wimby doubles with Jamie Murray?

I have TV on now, and our commentators are saying conditions in Beijing are good today, with only 36% humidiity :)

Oh - and Misha (Manon) is enjoying his holiday and says hi to all :wavey:

arm
08-15-2008, 11:15 AM
Streams anyone? I am in portugal remember? :lol: No tennis here. :lol:

Have to go to Gm to read that streaming thread. :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 11:19 AM
Streams anyone? I am in portugal remember? :lol: No tennis here. :lol:

Have to go to Gm to read that streaming thread. :rolleyes:

Hi Raquel - I assume the usual eurovisionsports one will be doing it http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/olympics/ Channel 9. Herdwick and I will be lucky enough to have it live on BBC today because it's semi-finals. Though there do seem to be some issues with interrractive ths morning :rolleyes: so maybe still need the livestreams ourselves.

You're up and about early (for you :p ) How are you?

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 11:21 AM
BBC interactive has just died...aargh

Lossi
08-15-2008, 11:22 AM
BBC interactive has just died...aargh

The online coverage is awesome though. I've been watching from my laptop all week and it hasn't let me down yet :D

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 11:23 AM
http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-olympics.php?w=TE3

is better - you can make it full screen.

Come on Gonzo!!!!

arm
08-15-2008, 11:25 AM
:lol: Yes Rose, it's way too early for me. Only Nole can make me wake up so early.

I decided I had to wake up 2 hours after the matches start, in case two players decided they were on a rush and wanted to win in less than an hour. :lol: I couldn't risk not watching Nole. :shurg: And now I still have to watch WTA. :spit: At least it's Jelena, and from all the WTA players, she is the one I like watching the most...

Thanks Her too, that stream is quite great! :D

Lossi
08-15-2008, 11:25 AM
http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-olympics.php?w=TE3

is better - you can make it full screen.

Come on Gonzo!!!!

That stream never works for me :lol: So I like the BBC better and you can make it full screen too ;)

:bounce: Let's go Gonzo! :hearts:

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 11:28 AM
Are we all Gonzo-ing here?

Morning R - was thinking you're up a bit early...

Lossi
08-15-2008, 11:30 AM
I've had issues with Blake since the whole Las Vegas thing :shrug:

And Gonzo dressed up as a cowboy in the Opening Ceremony. How can you not love that? :lol:

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 11:31 AM
Absolutely - he was class at the OC! See we have wonderful taste here...

Lossi
08-15-2008, 11:32 AM
What a lovely smirk from Blake after that challenge. A true sportsman :o

arm
08-15-2008, 11:33 AM
:lol: Yes Rose, it's way too early for me. Only Nole can make me wake up so early.

I decided I had to wake up 2 hours after the matches start, in case two players decided they were on a rush and wanted to win in less than an hour. :lol: I couldn't risk not watching Nole. :shurg: And now I still have to watch WTA. :spit: At least it's Jelena, and from all the WTA players, she is the one I like watching the most...

Thanks Her too, that stream is quite great! :D

Here is the reason why, Herdwick. :lol: Silly me for thinking that any of these 4 players could beat the other in less than an hour. :silly:


And a Vamos Gonzo! :bounce: From me too. ;) But I actually think Blake is a nice guy too.

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 11:36 AM
I've had issues with Blake since the whole Las Vegas thing :shrug:

And Gonzo dressed up as a cowboy in the Opening Ceremony. How can you not love that? :lol:

Yes - me too :rolleyes: Plus the BBC commentators annoy me so much with their :worship:of him and their continual going on about the "problems" he has had to face in his life. Yes - it was very sad - but he is not the only player to have lost a parent at a young age (think J_C Ferrero, David Nalbandian, Mikhail Youzhny etc), - nor is he the only one who has overcome family problems or illness.

Vamos Gonzo!

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 11:37 AM
Don't actually dislike Blake but can't cheer for a guy who walks as though he is wearing a sodden nappy.

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 11:39 AM
Don't actually dislike Blake but can't cheer for a guy who walks as though he is wearing a sodden nappy.

:rolls: :lol:

Lossi
08-15-2008, 11:39 AM
Yes - me too :rolleyes: Plus the BBC commentators annoy me so much with their :worship:of him and their continual going on about the "problems" he has had to face in his life. Yes - it was very sad - but he is not the only player to have lost a parent at a young age (think J_C Ferrero, David Nalbandian, Mikhail Youzhny etc), - nor is he the only one who has overcome family problems or illness.

Vamos Gonzo!

Losing a parent at a young age excuses nothing further on in life, it's tough but :shrug:

How does someone come back from 0-40 when they're serving to stay in the match? :lol: Insane.

arm
08-15-2008, 11:40 AM
Don't actually dislike Blake but can't cheer for a guy who walks as though he is wearing a sodden nappy.

:haha: He was such a nice guy yesterday, talking about Federer. :lol: Specially when he said that when he loses he always cheers for Fed. ;)

Can you cheer for a guy who walks like a dog? Ferrer? He has such a funny way to walk. :lol:

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 11:42 AM
Losing a parent at a young age excuses nothing further on in life, it's tough but :shrug:

How does someone come back from 0-40 when they're serving to stay in the match? :lol: Insane.

Exactly. I lost my own Mum when I was still a teenager - and it is tough and I do still miss her in some way every day - but life goes on, and our commentators just go on and on and on and on about Blake as though it excuses everything he ever does or says.

arm
08-15-2008, 11:46 AM
Good news everyone, today, here in portugal, there is this Fatima thing going on on TV. Do you know the story behind Fatima? The miracle and all that?

Well, Pope John Paul II firmly believed that Fátima saved him from dying when he was shot, I guess she can also make Nole win, no? :lol:

She may not be that into tennis, I am afraid. :scared: Anyway, I have to interpretate this thing on TV as a good sign, no? :lol:

Lossi
08-15-2008, 11:47 AM
Exactly. I lost my own Mum when I was still a teenager - and it is tough and I do still miss her in some way every day - but life goes on, and our commentators just go on and on and on and on about Blake as though it excuses everything he ever does or says.

THIS.

Same situation with me. All that I had excused was getting a coursework mark in one of my GCSEs (It was a D and all my other grades in that subject were As, so...yeah, they could tell something was up :p)

And my cousins lost both their parents in their teens :awww: mother one year, dad the next and the eldest now has just applied to do law :D

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 11:48 AM
Vamos Fatima :) I'll take every good omen I can get :)

And - btw - I like David Ferrer - funny walk or not. And his coach is very hot :inlove:

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 11:53 AM
I have a soft spot for Ferrer too.

Not big on RC saints but that Mary doesn't half get around.

arm
08-15-2008, 11:54 AM
Vamos Fatima :) I'll take every good omen I can get :)

And - btw - I like David Ferrer - funny walk or not. And his coach is very hot :inlove:

:lol: I like the guy too ;).

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 11:56 AM
I have a soft spot for Ferrer too.

Not big on RC saints but that Mary doesn't half get around.

I'm not that big on them either :shrug: But I had heard of Fatima for some reason. Maybe read it somewhere and it just stuck in my mind because one of best mates is actually called Fatima.

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 11:59 AM
Gonzo breaks! Vamos!!!

And the longer this goes on the more rest Nole gets...

arm
08-15-2008, 11:59 AM
Well, Fátima is a big deal here in Portugal. And believe it or not, I think that it is the 3rd most visited place from foreigners after Algarve and Lisboa...

It is meaningful for religious people, not sure that's my case :unsure:, but it certainly is my mother's and grabndmother's case. So maybe I could ask them to ask her? :rolleyes: :)

Lossi
08-15-2008, 12:00 PM
Please hold Gonzo :hearts:

OMG shut up commentators. Blake would give away the point, suuuuuuuure.

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 12:03 PM
Yes Raquel please ask them to ask her.

And - sorry guys - but I am pissed with Gonzo now - he did touch that ball for sure - and it makes me think of Maradona and his wretched "hand of God" goal - he cheated :spit: Come on James :help:

Lossi
08-15-2008, 12:05 PM
Yes Raquel please ask them to ask her.

And - sorry guys - but I am pissed with Gonzo now - he did touch that ball for sure - and it makes me think of Maradona and his wretched "hand of God" goal - he cheated :spit: Come on James :help:

:shrug: It's the umpire's call. Plus there's a bit of a difference between one point and a goal :p

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 12:06 PM
Yeaaaahhhhhh!!!

Really enjoyed that - had no idea who'd win but so pleased. Now even if Rafa wins today I can enjoy the final - didn't want Blake getting a medal.

Now come on JJ.

arm
08-15-2008, 12:08 PM
Am I the only one who actually feels sorry for Blake now? :awww:

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 12:10 PM
:shrug: It's the umpire's call. Plus there's a bit of a difference between one point and a goal :p

Yes I know it is - but I guess I would have liked Gonzo to admit it - just like I've seen Nole and Nalbandian and many others concede points along the way. Yes I'm pretty sure Blake wouldn't have done it for him, which makes it sightly easier to bear - but - hey - I don't know- its my stupid English sense of "fair play" or something I guess :shrug: I'd rather lose and be fair than win with something "iffy".

Never mind - all over now - onto the women! I like Dinara, - but - today - ajde Jelena :)

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 12:11 PM
Am I the only one who actually feels sorry for Blake now? :awww:

No :awww: I do a lot. For James :hug: And oh my - those Viva Chile people in the crowd do piss me off :fiery:

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 12:11 PM
No - Rosie has a tender heart too so am sure she will. Think Blake was unfortunate on that point but am sure he will turn his suffering to good use and look ever more saintly. He has curious immobile features - I prefer people whose faces mirror what they're thinking and feeling. Plus he beat Roger yesterday which did not please me.

Lossi
08-15-2008, 12:12 PM
I know what you mean, and that's one of the things I love about Marat, that he does generally give points away when he knows :lol:

Part of my problem is that I'm obviously biased against Blake after the Korolev incident, plus it wasn't an obviously evil deflection, it barely touched the racquet. :shrug:

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 12:16 PM
I know what you mean, and that's one of the things I love about Marat, that he does generally give points away when he knows :lol:

Part of my problem is that I'm obviously biased against Blake after the Korolev incident, plus it wasn't an obviously evil deflection, it barely touched the racquet. :shrug:

Yes- I felt the same over the Korolev thing - it was bad.

And Herdwick - didn't you know I was the :devil: incarnate? How can you call me tender hearted? But - yes - you were right - again - James :awww: :hug:

arm
08-15-2008, 12:20 PM
:haha::haha::haha: I promise I am only talking about this in this post, but you know I am not the "read and shut uu" type of person.

I just read I_mac's signature. :haha: So, Linda if you are reading this, and I am sure you are, thanks for the compliment. ;) We rock, don't we? :hug: :secret: I thought you were a clever person, have no idea where you want to get with that signature. :shrug: ;)

END

Yes, Rosie, I am sorry for Blake. :awww: But someone had to win... :shrug:

arm
08-15-2008, 12:26 PM
I like Phelps, but I am alraedy sick of ALWAYS watching him win. Boy, can't you lose just one time? Just in order for the whole swimmming thing not to be boring and predictable? :shrug:

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 12:26 PM
Sorry - confused. Linda's sig usually has rather gorgeous Rafa photos in it - don't tell me she's now featuring Nole? Has she been posting in here too?

arm
08-15-2008, 12:29 PM
Sorry - confused. Linda's sig usually has rather gorgeous Rafa photos in it - don't tell me she's now featuring Nole? Has she been posting in here too?

She mentions "The hypocrite Nole's fan from his Forum", but she uses other words. :lol:

:angel:

Ajde Jelena! :bounce:

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 12:30 PM
:haha::haha::haha: I promise I am only talking about this in this post, but you know I am not the "read and shut uu" type of person.

I just read I_mac's signature. :haha: So, Linda if you are reading this, and I am sure you are, thanks for the compliment. ;) We rock, don't we? :hug: :secret: I thought you were a clever person, have no idea where you want to get with that signature. :shrug: ;)

END

Yes, Rosie, I am sorry for Blake. :awww: But someone had to win... :shrug:

She just wants attention :rolleyes: So now you know what I was talking about in the other thread. But she and her "followers" are just so boring - so damn boring :yawn:

So I just say - ajde Jelena :)

Btw - don't all shoot me now, - but am I the only person who actually thinks Jelena is attractive? Not pretty like Ana of course - but kind of strangely attractive? :shrug:

arm
08-15-2008, 12:33 PM
She just wants attention :rolleyes: So now you know what I was talking about in the other thread. But she and her "followers" are just so boring - so damn boring :yawn:

So I just say - ajde Jelena :)

Btw - don't all shoot me now, - but am I the only person who actually thinks Jelena is attractive? Not pretty like Ana of course - but kind of strangely attractive? :shrug:

Agreed. Including the part about Jelena, she is indeed strangely beautiful. :lol:

kalisita
08-15-2008, 12:33 PM
She just wants attention :rolleyes: So now you know what I was talking about in the other thread. But she and her "followers" are just so boring - so damn boring :yawn:

So I just say - ajde Jelena :)

Btw - don't all shoot me now, - but am I the only person who actually thinks Jelena is attractive?Not pretty like Ana of course- butkind of strangely attractive? :shrug:

I think Jelena is attractive. You're right that she's not as good looking as Ana, but I think it's ridiculous how many people say she's ugly. Plus, I like her better than I like Ana, personality wise. Though, her drama queen antics do tire sometimes.

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 12:35 PM
Ah now - I see. Puts me in mind of the playground. Bet she was the school bully.

No - I think JJ is stunning and so does JP - she's his favourite woman tennis player.

arm
08-15-2008, 12:35 PM
Girls :wavey: my sister wants to use the computer :mad: and she can only do it now while Jelena is playing. I'll be back in 45 minutes - that's the time I am giving her. :lol: ;)

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 12:36 PM
Sorry - confused. Linda's sig usually has rather gorgeous Rafa photos in it - don't tell me she's now featuring Nole? Has she been posting in here too?

Herdwick - it's all your fault :p When you started talking about "bad posters" here yesterday, they are always spying on us :rolleyes: So they took my description of them as "poisonous cohorts" to give their Chat Thread a new title - and then continue to endlessly bitch about you, me, Misha and others to bolst her self-esteem and get her attention :)

So you see - bad girl - it's all YOUR fault :lol:

Anyway - I for one don't want to talk about the silly kiddies anymore - so again I say -

Ajde Jelena :) I just love her red dreass:)

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 12:53 PM
Well can't recall we said anything that interesting, other than she was rather irritating. She can be funny but I do find her repetitive and a bit full of herself. Perhaps you have a longer running feud than I'm aware of though.

My venom is reserved for KR - now that's a really nasty piece of work.

Sadly the scarlet one is playing true to what we expect...

Running:Free
08-15-2008, 12:55 PM
Good Morning, guys :wavey: I can barely keep my eyes open :zzz: Hopefully, same is not the case with Nole.

JJ/Dinara just started? Can't find a stream :yawn:

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 12:56 PM
Ah now - I see. Puts me in mind of the playground. Bet she was the school bully.

No - I think JJ is stunning and so does JP - she's his favourite woman tennis player.

JP is a man of good taste :) Is he OK today by the way? :awww:

My Alex is an Ana man like many others :shrug: I think Jelena's look is too "strong" for him, whereas Ana has a softer and more "pretty" look which I guess appeals to him more.

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 12:58 PM
Good Morning, guys :wavey: I can barely keep my eyes open :zzz: Hopefully, same is not the case with Nole.

JJ/Dinara just started? Can't find a stream :yawn:

Hi Timmy :wavey: Yes the girls are in the first set - Dinara is a break up already :sad: We have a European stream here -you're welcome to try it, though I doubt it will work for you. http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/olympics/ Is the usual Canadian one not working for you today?

arm
08-15-2008, 01:02 PM
Herdwick - it's all your fault :p When you started talking about "bad posters" here yesterday, they are always spying on us :rolleyes: So they took my description of them as "poisonous cohorts" to give their Chat Thread a new title - and then continue to endlessly bitch about you, me, Misha and others to bolst her self-esteem and get her attention :)

So you see - bad girl - it's all YOUR fault :lol:

Anyway - I for one don't want to talk about the silly kiddies anymore - so again I say -

Ajde Jelena :) I just love her red dreass:)

I want them to do their bitching things with me too. :bigcry: Can't believe they forgot abou me. :mad:

arm
08-15-2008, 01:05 PM
Well can't recall we said anything that interesting, other than she was rather irritating. She can be funny but I do find her repetitive and a bit full of herself. Perhaps you have a longer running feud than I'm aware of though.

My venom is reserved for KR - now that's a really nasty piece of work.

Sadly the scarlet one is playing true to what we expect...

Exactly mine too, he is the one and only person here that I cant really stand.

Actually, about Linda, I used to be ok about her.. Until, let's say today. We did talk about her, but come on Linda, it's not like you guys don't do the same in you place. So who gets to be hypocrite?

Jelena :awww:

arm
08-15-2008, 01:10 PM
Don't leave me alone. :bigcry:

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 01:16 PM
I'm here. :wavey: - just throwing together the ratatouille.

I think discussion of Linda has delighted us long enough here.

JP is still very down TBH - he's taken it really hard and feels guilty. He'd never had pets before whereas I grew up with cats and guinea pigs and sadly became used to their being run over or meeting untimely deaths.

Jelena :sad:

Safina will be a deserved number one at this rate - there are no other contenders.

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 01:24 PM
Don't worry girls- Jelena has broken back. And Raquel - I haven't deserted you - I was just preparing dinner as Herdwick was, so it is all ready for later :) I took a leaf out of the Herdwick book too, - so it is ratatouille for us tonight as well.

And - yes - Raquel - the unmentionable one hates me from a long time back - they all do in "her" thread. To quote - "Am I bovvered? Does this face look bovvered!?" :p

And - for JP - big :hug: He has nothing to feel guilty for. Perhaps when the time is right, go find another :cat: from a rescue home or something :shrug: They can never replace the lost one, but I have always found just by the sheer routine of caring and looking after them, they take your mind off things - and there are so many ill-treated and unwanted animals out there who need a loving home.

Running:Free
08-15-2008, 01:28 PM
Rose - That link doesn't work for me, thanks :hug:

The channelsurfing stream that was working yesterday is down on me now :fiery: For anyone else too? Or just me? :awww:

ellewoods
08-15-2008, 01:30 PM
hey everyone :wavey:

i am new here! i have kinda been lurking around for a while but have never posted. i am a huge nole fan from down under and hopefully i can join in much more discussions in the future. :)

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 01:34 PM
Hi Elle - and welcome :wavey:

Timmy - to be honest I haven't tried the chanelsurfing link today, because I have it on TV here, and also the euro site I gave you for back-up. Maybe try and look at the livestream thread in GM in case any Canadian posters have posted any ideas there. Good luck:)

arm
08-15-2008, 01:35 PM
hey everyone :wavey:

i am new here! i have kinda been lurking around for a while but have never posted. i am a huge nole fan from down under and hopefully i can join in much more discussions in the future. :)

Welcome. :hug: The more people, the better. ;)


I have eno idea what my dinner will be, but my sister cooked last week and she said she was based on on dish she saw in the film. :lol: It was tasy and yes, there was no meet... mushrooms :hearts:

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 01:36 PM
I :inlove: mushrooms :lol: One of my favourite things :)

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 01:47 PM
hey everyone :wavey:

i am new here! i have kinda been lurking around for a while but have never posted. i am a huge nole fan from down under and hopefully i can join in much more discussions in the future. :)

Hi there - any fan of Nole gets a warm welcome here. This is a nice friendly forum so post away.

The European CS link has been fine all day - no idea about the Canadian though.

It seems dish of the day is ratatouille so hope we've got plenty of rats.

kalisita
08-15-2008, 01:51 PM
JJ just got broken serving for the 2nd set. :sad: I know it's getting late in Beijing, but I'd hoped she would get a set.

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 01:52 PM
Hi there - any fan of Nole gets a warm welcome here. This is a nice friendly forum so post away.

The European CS link has been fine all day - no idea about the Canadian though.

It seems dish of the day is ratatouille so hope we've got plenty of rats.

Actually - the European stream isn't working at all for me at the moment - it's kind of died on me :awww: Thank God for BBC. I'm going to turn my PC off and reload and see if that helps.

ellewoods
08-15-2008, 01:53 PM
aww, thanks for the warm welcome guys. i'm super excited for the match up tonight...always love it when rafa and nole play. high quality tennis.

but like some people here, i am also experiencing problems of viewing the match. the channelsurfing link doesnt seem to be loading for me. it worked during the blake/gonz match. anyone know of where else there is a good stream?

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 01:54 PM
And - for JP - big :hug: He has nothing to feel guilty for. Perhaps when the time is right, go find another :cat: from a rescue home or something :shrug: They can never replace the lost one, but I have always found just by the sheer routine of caring and looking after them, they take your mind off things - and there are so many ill-treated and unwanted animals out there who need a loving home.

Thanks - yeah - keep telling him this. Was showing him the CPL website last night - there are so many cats needing a loving home that it seems mean not to get any more. We'll give it a little while though.

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 02:05 PM
Thanks - yeah - keep telling him this. Was showing him the CPL website last night - there are so many cats needing a loving home that it seems mean not to get any more. We'll give it a little while though.

Yes - exactly how I feel. But you must give it as much time as you and JP need to grieve for poor Bunter :hug:

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 02:08 PM
aww, thanks for the warm welcome guys. i'm super excited for the match up tonight...always love it when rafa and nole play. high quality tennis.

but like some people here, i am also experiencing problems of viewing the match. the channelsurfing link doesnt seem to be loading for me. it worked during the blake/gonz match. anyone know of where else there is a good stream?

Elle - my channelsurfing stream is back on now - so maybe refresh yours. If not - go into General Messages and read the livestream thread on the first page. It may have some links just for Australia. Good luck :)

arm
08-15-2008, 02:11 PM
I looooooooooooooooooove mushrooms :inlove:, it runs in the family, we all do. :lol:

arm
08-15-2008, 02:12 PM
Can't believe I woke up at 11am ad Nole will only start playing around 3pm. :smash: I should have predicted this. :(

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 02:17 PM
But we have had the indupitable pleasure of your company for much longer today and you've met a new friend from Australia so it's all been worthwhile hasn't it? ;)

Dear me - the gap in quality between men's and women's tennis grows ever wider. Let's see who can make the most mistakes this set then.

arm
08-15-2008, 02:22 PM
But we have had the indupitable pleasure of your company for much longer today and you've met a new friend from Australia so it's all been worthwhile hasn't it? ;)

Dear me - the gap in quality between men's and women's tennis grows ever wider. Let's see who can make the most mistakes this set then.

You're right. It's been fun, thanks for the company. :hug: But I could have slept just one more hour. :sad:

And yes, WTA :o it's difficult to keep yourself interested in what's going on. I like Ana very much, but she is one of the players who bores me the most with her game. I have no idea why. :shrug: I normally like to watch Jelena, just not today. :shrug::lol:

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 02:24 PM
Oh my - this match :rolleyes:

Herdwick
08-15-2008, 02:26 PM
Not wishing to open old controversies but equal prize money :spit:

Running:Free
08-15-2008, 02:28 PM
JJ, fight for the chance to silver medal at least :armed:

(Don't think it's working too well :unsure:)

arm
08-15-2008, 02:29 PM
Not wishing to open old controversies but equal prize money :spit:

I won't comment that, because I honestely don't have an opinion. On one hand (...), but on the other hand (...).

This is boring. :awww:

kalisita
08-15-2008, 02:29 PM
JJ, fight for the chance to silver medal at least :armed:

(Don't think it's working too well :unsure:)

Bronze. This is a QF match. The loser won't have a chance at any medal.

ellewoods
08-15-2008, 02:34 PM
Elle - my channelsurfing stream is back on now - so maybe refresh yours. If not - go into General Messages and read the livestream thread on the first page. It may have some links just for Australia. Good luck :)

thanks hun. unfortunately still no luck! i'm so upset at my tv provider for not even broadcasting any of the olympic tennis :(

*Ljubica*
08-15-2008, 02:35 PM
Not wishing to open old controversies but equal prize money :spit:

Well I've never agreed with equal prize money :shrug: Equal pay for equal work and equal opportunities - yes - for sure. But these two silly ******* couldn't take one game off the Number 375 man in the world - so why pay them as much as Nole and the others? They are dire - I've seen better in my local park.