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16681
08-06-2008, 11:39 PM
May be if we lower our expectations we might get a surprise :angel: Of course Donald Young is in this Tournament also :rolleyes:

Lugburz
08-07-2008, 01:43 AM
May be if we lower our expectations we might get a surprise :angel: Of course Donald Young is in this Tournament also :rolleyes:

Yeah,we should try that tactic :)

16681
08-07-2008, 10:00 PM
I honestly don't know what surprised me more--Tommy getting defeated by Young or the fact that he didn't seem upset by the loss :confused:

thefly
08-07-2008, 11:09 PM
I honestly don't know what surprised me more--Tommy getting defeated by Young or the fact that he didn't seem upset by the loss :confused:

When he knows that he didn't play well ... what more is there to say? The less this stupid loss affects him the better, I'd say.

TommyB.
08-08-2008, 07:50 AM
It was a stupid loss but Tommy has won all his first rounds since April. And L.A. is just a MM tournament. Another early exit in Washington or New York would hurt a lot more. I hope we won't see that.

Tommy fan
08-08-2008, 02:04 PM
Just win some please...

thefly
08-08-2008, 08:45 PM
Kind of behind our backs, the draw already came up (http://www.leggmasontennisclassic.com/upload/394.pdf).

Come on, this is perfect. Qualifier in the first round, and the rest of Tommy's quarter is as good as "empty".

And del Potro ... yeah, he won back to back titles recently, but both on clay, and other than that his season hasn't been particularly remarkable, especially not on hard court (although he's still in in LA).
Btw, do you really "only" need two ATP titles to climb up to no. 24 in the ranking?!

Now is the time to come up with the goods, Tommy. Come on!

oranges
08-08-2008, 11:33 PM
Thanks for the link. Yeah, a promising draw. Lets hope for a good introduction to the USO.

Lugburz
08-09-2008, 01:07 AM
Yeah,I think this draw is a perfect opportunity for Tommy ! Hope he won't ruin this one..
Tommy we believes in you,you can do it ! Auf Fuckin' Geht's !

Wyna
08-09-2008, 11:40 AM
In general I agree with the comments before - looks like a good draw. As long as Tommy is doing better than in LA he should be able to achieve a good result here.

TennisFan2012
08-10-2008, 01:22 PM
Go, Tommy! Carpe diem.

Lugburz
08-10-2008, 09:51 PM
Order of Play is Out as Tommy will face De Voest tomorrow,not before 5:00pm local time...
http://www.leggmasontennisclassic.com/upload/416.pdf

De Voest?! Wo the hell is that guy? :confused:

thefly
08-10-2008, 10:11 PM
No. 151 in the world. Now here is someone he HAS to beat.

At least I'll be awake this time. So nothing can go wrong ... ;)

Lugburz
08-10-2008, 10:27 PM
No. 151 in the world. Now here is someone he HAS to beat.

At least I'll be awake this time. So nothing can go wrong ... ;)

Yeah,having you back now,Tommy should win ! ;) Well,looking forward to it anyway,but Tommy really really should win this one !

Lugburz
08-10-2008, 10:30 PM
And this time I don't want to consider future possible encounters,I will put my mind only on this 1st Round match !..So,Step by Step ( SbS ) :D

thefly
08-10-2008, 10:52 PM
Will be interesting to see if del Potro's going to play in Washington, since he played the LA final today (and won - wth?). Sure, better to think step by step ... but it will considerably weaken Tommy's half of the draw if del Potro isn't playing. Then again, maybe he's trying to win back-to-back titles again. Not this time, dude ...

Lugburz
08-10-2008, 10:59 PM
Yeah I watched whole match,although I don't like him I must admit that was perfect performance ! But that's anything what he will get from me since this is Tommy board :D So,we shouldn't care if that guy will play or not ;)

oranges
08-10-2008, 11:22 PM
No coverage again I guess until later on in the tournament, but seeing the live score for the Olympics, I've come to appreciate the ATP one :D

Lugburz
08-10-2008, 11:34 PM
No coverage again I guess until later on in the tournament, but seeing the live score for the Olympics, I've come to appreciate the ATP one :D

I saw there will be on ESP2 from quarters ...

oranges
08-10-2008, 11:41 PM
I saw there will be on ESP2 from quarters ...

Yeah, just like LA. Even for quarters, it has to be an evening match. Americans need to lobby for changes to betting laws, than we'll see tennis covered as well as in Europe ;)

Lugburz
08-10-2008, 11:46 PM
Yeah, just like LA. Even for quarters, it has to be an evening match. Americans need to lobby for changes to betting laws, than we'll see tennis covered as well as in Europe ;)

Yeah I can't wait for that to happen..
If Tommy gets to the quarters then I am pretty sure that we'll be able to watch him,but as we said before,no rush expectations :D

16681
08-11-2008, 01:07 AM
Kind of behind our backs, the draw already came up (http://www.leggmasontennisclassic.com/upload/394.pdf).

Come on, this is perfect. Qualifier in the first round, and the rest of Tommy's quarter is as good as "empty".

And del Potro ... yeah, he won back to back titles recently, but both on clay, and other than that his season hasn't been particularly remarkable, especially not on hard court (although he's still in in LA).
Btw, do you really "only" need two ATP titles to climb up to no. 24 in the ranking?!

Now is the time to come up with the goods, Tommy. Come on!
Juan defeated Andy Roddick on a hard court in L.A. So make that three wins in a row. Plus Juan says hard courts are his favorite. I watched him play in L.A. on TV and I was very impressed with his tennis playing ability :eek:

16681
08-11-2008, 01:14 AM
No. 151 in the world. Now here is someone he HAS to beat.

At least I'll be awake this time. So nothing can go wrong ... ;)
Congrats you know more about the guy than I do :p I have seen his name in Tournaments lists, but I know nothing about him at all :rolleyes: I think I could take a guess at what country he is from, but since I'm not completely sure I won't make the guess.

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:35 AM
I only know what the ATP page tells me. ;) But at least the name is not completely unknown to me.

Looks like there's already been played a first round match, and Mahut would be Tommy's next opponent in the 2nd round. Doesn't seem to like this guy, never won against him. Oh well ...

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:59 AM
Third time shall be luck for Tommy ! ;) but again Tommy has to play is 1st Round,so Step by Step

thefly
08-11-2008, 10:13 PM
Gooo!

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 10:16 PM
And the match..has started :devil:

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 10:22 PM
Perfect dude ;)

thefly
08-11-2008, 10:25 PM
Decent start.

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 10:36 PM
Sure it is,as he lost only two points on his serve.

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 10:41 PM
bug on scoreboard ?
4-3 anyway....
damn with scoreboard :(

thefly
08-11-2008, 10:47 PM
Yeah, and I think it's stuck again, but I'm sure the 5-3 will flare up soon ...

thefly
08-11-2008, 10:51 PM
Ok, solid first set. I think Tommy wasn't really a 100% behind these last return games as he knew his serve was good. Could have been over quicker. But who am I to complain. :)

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 10:53 PM
Yeah pretty good ! Losing only one pt on his first serve and three on his 2nd,that's good ;)
And yeah it could have been quicker..

thefly
08-11-2008, 10:56 PM
What's happening now?!

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 10:57 PM
Sh!t

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 10:58 PM
Don't you mess with us Tommy now!

thefly
08-11-2008, 10:59 PM
Now get this break back, Tommy! 0-30 ...

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:00 PM
That's the spirit m8 ! ;)

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:01 PM
Yes! Thought as much. :p
Now an easy hold and everything's fine ...

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:02 PM
What a moment to hit DF for Voest :D

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:03 PM
lol ... one can only imagine how important this foot fault could get for Tommy's next weeks ... ;)

EDIT

2-2

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:05 PM
Good point LOL !

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:11 PM
I think now is the right time for the break,I have good feelings ;

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:11 PM
Alright, 3-3. I'd like to make a statement: no more games to South Africa now!

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:13 PM
From your mouth to Gods ears :D

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:15 PM
Close though ;)

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:16 PM
Ah, wish not granted. But you're getting there, Tommy!

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:17 PM
lol well you said statement,but only if you wished that maybe..... :D

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:18 PM
That was piece of cake Tommy,keep serving like that !

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:20 PM
lol well you said statement,but only if you wished that maybe..... :D

Oh, on the inside it was a wish alright ... just thought putting it as a statement would seem cool if it happened. ;)

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:22 PM
That's what I thought lol

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:24 PM
Keep your cool, Tommy, you're close!

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:24 PM
Now,we need an quick game..

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:26 PM
Well, it was quick.
No!

WTH? to love?!

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:28 PM
Yep that was quick ! :( Oh jeez

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:30 PM
Ah, whatever. Tommy wakes up now and makes it quick in the third. Come on!

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:30 PM
Should we be surprised??

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:35 PM
Puh, thank god!

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:36 PM
yeah...pffff,,Come on! take him down,send him back to Africa!

15-40 Come on !

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:39 PM
Yes, yes!

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:39 PM
Yep,relief...!

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:41 PM
I wanna see an easy hold now. It's freakin' 1:40 p.m. ... we earned that! :p

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:41 PM
Experience should take the rest !

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:42 PM
I wanna see an easy hold now. It's freakin' 1:40 p.m. ... we earned that! :p

You bet we are! And he might win this one because of us ;)

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:43 PM
Finally an game without a headache !

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:45 PM
Attaboy. ;)

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:47 PM
something is cooking,40-A.....Come on.....
Still is.....halt

YEA,Another one !

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:50 PM
Yup. :)

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:51 PM
We should be happy to see that he outclassed Voest in 3rd,because it was starting to worry me...
But no rush statements,,4-1 Tommy ti serve,,Just HOLD Tommy now,everything should be just fine !

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:52 PM
Already 5-1 ?!?!
Wow that was quick LOL

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:53 PM
Ha, finally rollin'.

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:54 PM
wow amazing 3 match pt !
2 match points....
1 match point.....

thefly
08-11-2008, 11:54 PM
Yes, match points to 6-1. Hate to say it but ... told ya so! ;)

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:56 PM
Still one....
Gosh..

Lugburz
08-11-2008, 11:57 PM
Yeah,classy win at the end ! :D We should be proud ! ;)

thefly
08-12-2008, 12:00 AM
Oh god, that sigh of relief just shook the whole building awake. :p
This was sooo important. Finally arrived in the tournament, pushed through the first barrier. Now he has some time to think about that, hopefully for the best.

thefly
08-12-2008, 12:04 AM
Yeah,classy win at the end ! :D We should be proud ! ;)

Yeah, good to see that he got his sh*t together in the end this time and prevailed.

As always, nice cheering with you, and all the better that it worked again. :) Till next time ...

Lugburz
08-12-2008, 12:05 AM
Yep right ! Now it will be up to him improving mental strength because we know that Tommy has the game to beat everyone :)...Now proudly I can say that he will meet Mahut in the 2nd Round ! Auf Geht's !

Lugburz
08-12-2008, 12:06 AM
Yeah, good to see that he got his sh*t together in the end this time and prevailed.

As always, nice cheering with you, and all the better that it worked again. :) Till next time ...

Nice cheering with you too! ;) So,'till 2nd Round :)

Lugburz
08-12-2008, 12:12 AM
To make this one officially:
Tommy Haas def. De Voest 64 46 61 :yeah:

oranges
08-12-2008, 12:53 AM
:bigclap: Congrats Tommy.
I looked at the OOP and somehow failed to see he's playing on Monday, :confused: but :yippee: at the result. Good luck on Wednesday.

Lugburz
08-12-2008, 01:38 AM
:bigclap: Congrats Tommy.
I looked at the OOP and somehow failed to see he's playing on Monday, :confused: but :yippee: at the result. Good luck on Wednesday.

Yep it is Wednesday


http://www.leggmasontennisclassic.com/upload/436.pdf---no Tommy on Tuesday...

Wyna
08-12-2008, 02:48 PM
Not an easy win but a win and that's the important thing :yeah:

TommyB.
08-12-2008, 04:32 PM
I hope he can end his losing streak against Mahut now. :unsure:

16681
08-12-2008, 07:37 PM
I hope he can end his losing streak against Mahut now. :unsure:
I know I put "We aren't expecting anything" in the thread title, but to have to have a 3 Set Match in the 1st RD :eek: And you know those 3 Set Matches can't help Tommy's shoulder any :scared: Well at least he did make it past the 1st Rd this time, but I'm afraid I'm not very confident about this Tournament :sad:

thefly
08-12-2008, 07:50 PM
I think if Tommy cared right now to keep his matches as short as possible he wouldn't play at all. He goes out there to compete, and you can't do that if you're constantly worried about your body, and I don't think Tommy is at the moment. And this is not women's tennis. The top 150 are considerably close and every one of those guys knows how to play tennis and if they are fearless and play well everything is possible. So every vitory is a good one, and I think in Tommy's case, after losing this first round last week, it is even more important that he kept his focus and shrugged off this second set and completely regained control in the third, so this may mentally be even worth more than a straight set vitory. And I expect a lot against Mahut. I ALWAYS expect a lot, because this is Tommy Haas and I'm a fan.

Lugburz
08-12-2008, 07:59 PM
I think if Tommy cared right now to keep his matches as short as possible he wouldn't play at all. He goes out there to compete, and you can't do that if you're constantly worried about your body, and I don't think Tommy is at the moment. And this is not women's tennis. The top 150 are considerably close and every one of those guys knows how to play tennis and if they are fearless and play well everything is possible. So every vitory is a good one, and I think in Tommy's case, after losing this first round last week, it is even more important that he kept his focus and shrugged off this second set and completely regained control in the third, so this may mentally be even worth more than a straight set vitory. And I expect a lot against Mahut. I ALWAYS expect a lot, because this is Tommy Haas and I'm a fan.

Exactly !
at Mae,it is odd to say that those 3 sets would affect his shoulder or any sort of injury,because that was typically tennis match in 3rd sets...But completely other thing is saying that Tommy should have won quicker,he should but I think that's nothing to do with the injury problems or his shoulder,so as I mentioned I don't like to invoke evil by saying consistently about his shoulder ;)
And totally agree ! with thefly last sentence,We share exact feeling about it ;)

TennisFan2012
08-12-2008, 10:18 PM
:bigclap: Congrats Tommy.
I looked at the OOP and somehow failed to see he's playing on Monday, :confused: but :yippee: at the result. Good luck on Wednesday.

Me too - so now I don't feel as bad. Go Tommy in the next round!

thefly
08-13-2008, 09:11 AM
Tommy's schedule is the same as on monday. I can't be online, unfortunately, but I hope I 'll get a positive result tomorrow. :)

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 11:52 AM
Tommy's schedule is the same as on monday. I can't be online, unfortunately, but I hope I 'll get a positive result tomorrow. :)

Don't worry I'll cheer for you ! ;) And hope we'll be able to watch it on big screen soon :worship:

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 05:37 PM
Tommy must put behind him those bad stats against Mahut ! ,I am always optimistic and I have good feelings about tonigt..Let's gain some points Tommy !
Auf Geht's Tommy! Sie können es ! ,,Did I spell this right? :D :D

el tenista
08-13-2008, 05:57 PM
Tommy must put behind him those bad stats against Mahut ! ,I am always optimistic and I have good feelings about tonigt..Let's gain some points Tommy !
Auf Geht's Tommy! Sie können es ! ,,Did I spell this right? :D :D

Yeah you spelled it correctly ;)

I'm optimistic as well...He'll need to make the final or to win the tournament to be seeded at the US Open...Come on!

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 06:06 PM
Yeah you spelled it correctly ;)

I'm optimistic as well...He'll need to make the final or to win the tournament to be seeded at the US Open...Come on!
OK ;) Yeah he will have to make the final at least,but there is always expectations that most of the top32 will withdraw...So ,yeah Come on,it's possible !

Wyna
08-13-2008, 06:19 PM
So...I really hope that Tommy can win against Mahut - good luck :clap2:

OK ;) Yeah he will have to make the final at least,but there is always expectations that most of the top32 will withdraw...So ,yeah Come on,it's possible !

Most of the top 32??? :eek: Certainly some players will withdraw, but most of them? Would be an interesting USO...

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 07:03 PM
So...I really hope that Tommy can win against Mahut - good luck :clap2:



Most of the top 32??? :eek: Certainly some players will withdraw, but most of them? Would be an interesting USO...

Maybe better word is some I guess :) But w will know everything after Wash...;)

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 10:04 PM
Yeah baby Tommy breaks Mahut ! ! 4-2 ! Go on...

DragonFly
08-13-2008, 10:05 PM
Jesus Tommy. 0-40.

DragonFly
08-13-2008, 10:08 PM
What a hold Tommy!

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 10:09 PM
Yeah that was awesome hold :worship:
Now one more and we'll have the 1st Set !

DragonFly
08-13-2008, 10:16 PM
5-4*


3 DF in that game. Wake up Tommy.

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 10:17 PM
God damnit,he hit DF,what a time to do that :(

DragonFly
08-13-2008, 10:24 PM
*5-5

15-30

Getting scared.

DragonFly
08-13-2008, 10:28 PM
6-5*

Had to save 2 break points. I'm not liking this at all.

oranges
08-13-2008, 10:28 PM
Pfew, 2 BPs saved. 6:5 Time to go for a break.

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 10:31 PM
Fingers crossed ! Come on ! And watch out of those DF's ..6 is too many Tommy !

oranges
08-13-2008, 10:34 PM
Tie-break. Focus Tommy :tennis:

oranges
08-13-2008, 10:35 PM
A mini break:yippee:

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 10:35 PM
mini break in TB ! Come on 2-1

oranges
08-13-2008, 10:36 PM
Lost by DF:(

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 10:37 PM
7th Df..unbelievable...

oranges
08-13-2008, 10:39 PM
6:4:clap2:

oranges
08-13-2008, 10:41 PM
I was worried after that DF, but first set in the pocket :drive:

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 10:43 PM
Awesome,that was pretty tight but Tommy had 6 more points in 1st than Mahut,so this is definitely deserved !
Auf Geht's !

oranges
08-13-2008, 10:45 PM
2 BPs for a break at the beginning of the second set. Come on Tommy

oranges
08-13-2008, 10:50 PM
One again, don't let him get away again, please

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 10:53 PM
Ah so close breaking him,,Hold Tommy hold!...

DragonFly
08-13-2008, 11:03 PM
So frustrating. 5 break points missed in this set.

Really hpe this doesn't come back to haunt him.

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 11:05 PM
Yep 5 missed,that's bad ,,but Tommy is close...

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 11:08 PM
0-30 now is the time !

oranges
08-13-2008, 11:09 PM
6th time is the charm and it's one point away 0:30

DragonFly
08-13-2008, 11:10 PM
Break Haas!

Go Tommy go!

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 11:12 PM
4-3 baby ! !Yeah ! ;) Now HOLD ! !

DragonFly
08-13-2008, 11:15 PM
GSM Tommy!

Won 16/17 points on serve in the 2nd set. Nice stuff.

oranges
08-13-2008, 11:16 PM
:woohoo: Another break for 7:6 6:3. :rocker2:
Who's next? :devil:

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 11:20 PM
:woohoo: Another break for 7:6 6:3. :rocker2:
Who's next? :devil:

Falla' next..Alejandro here comes the Tommy Haas ! :devil:

Lugburz
08-13-2008, 11:29 PM
I am sad that I couldn't watch this one on TV,Tommy must have been played beautifully,except those DF's,but who cares about stupid DF's ! :) Tommy looked so dominant from here,as he had so many break points and played so good on Mahut serve..Every game when Mahut served was so tight,so we can say that Tommy played perfectly...Anyway Falla is next and hope that we'll be able to watch it live on TV ;) !
To make this official:
Tommy Haas def. Nicolas Mahut 76(4) 63 !

oranges
08-13-2008, 11:41 PM
Agreed. Both the break and mini break lost in TB were due to DFs. Everything else seemed to be working like a clockwork. Now show us the second part on big screen, Tommy :D

Lugburz
08-14-2008, 12:15 AM
ORDER OF PLAY - Thursday, AUGUST 14, 2008 No Tommy tomorrow as QF's will be played on Friday

CENTER COURT start 4:00 pm
T Parrott (USA)/F Polasek (SVK) vs P Goldstein (USA)/J Isner (USA)

Not Before 6:00 PM
A Roddick (USA) vs E Schwank (ARG)

followed by
R Kendrick (USA) vs S Devvarman (IND)

GRANDSTAND start 5:00 pm
V Troicki (SRB) vs B Reynolds (USA)

Not Before 7:00pm
R Wassen (NED)/ L Zovko (CRO) vs M Granollers-Pujol(ESP)/S Prieto (ARG)

followed by
B Soares (BRA)/K Ullyett (ZIM) vs E Butorac (USA)/J Cerretani (USA)

Wyna
08-14-2008, 08:11 AM
Good to see that result. The scoreline looks nice :yeah:

16681
08-14-2008, 08:56 AM
Yes not only a win, but a straight set win :yippee:

TommyB.
08-14-2008, 01:46 PM
finally a win over Mahut :) Falla is doable too...I hope we'll see the first semifinal in 2008

"I'm happy to have finally beaten him," said Haas. "I had lost to him in the two previous times we played and today I feel like I played a good match. I was mad after getting broken when serving for the set at 5-3, when I hit three double faults, but then I was able to win the set in the tie-break. I feel I'm playing very solid from the back and when I put my serve in I know I can win most of the points. (atptennis.com)"

leng jai
08-14-2008, 11:12 PM
Really positive talk in the interview. Not sure whats going on with the double faults though. He double faulted on break point twice against Nadull too at Cinci.

16681
08-15-2008, 04:55 AM
Really positive talk in the interview. Not sure whats going on with the double faults though. He double faulted on break point twice against Nadull too at Cinci.
Tommy has had 3 surgeries on his right shoulder. Since he is right handed I'm sure those surgeries have taken a toll on Tommy's ability to serve well. Plus our dear Tommy is a bit of a "head case" on the court so that doesn't always help him either :sad: Auf geht's Tommy for later today :D

leng jai
08-15-2008, 06:22 AM
Yes I'm well aware of his shoulder surgeries. They don't have much to do with his double faulting though. Hes been double faulting at critical times more often lately, probably because hes down on confidence.

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:01 AM
Tommy will play the 2nd match after 8 p.m. CET. The first one is Del Potro vs. Isner. So Tommy will probably play around 10 p.m. CET...Let's hope for the best!

Wyna
08-15-2008, 09:24 AM
Is there a live stream already?

el tenista
08-15-2008, 11:37 AM
http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=16286&part=sports

A station will appear there at 15:00 (CET (?)) but I guess there will be no livestream for Tommy's match as far as he plays after 10 p.m. CET

Tommy fan
08-15-2008, 12:09 PM
Nice to see Tommy reaching to the QF, now I hope he can win some more ;)
Come on!!!

thefly
08-15-2008, 12:20 PM
Ah, good to be back, and all the better seeing Tommy still in and playing well. That was a nice text message yesterday morning. ;)

Interesting that he plays Falla ... hth is 1:1, both matches last year; one weird loss in Miami, a time when Tommy was playing pretty well, but interesting enough, the last match also happend in Washington, and Tommy won easily.
In my book, this is once again a match in which Tommy can only beat himself. If he's focused and plays well, this should be over quickly. I mean, this quaterfinal is by far Falla's best result this year. 'Nough said.

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 06:29 PM
So,no live streams ...again? :shrug: :(

el tenista
08-15-2008, 06:47 PM
Yeah, no live streams I guess...But we'll see him during the US Open on TV at the latest ;) Of course it's sad that we aren't able to watch him but the main point is that he will win :cool:

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 06:50 PM
Yeah, no live streams I guess...But we'll see him during the US Open on TV at the latest ;) Of course it's sad that we aren't able to watch him but the main point is that he will win :cool:
Fingers crossed ! Don't want to be rush,but who do you think he can handle better,already beaten Isner or Del Potro?
Anyway DelPotro is leading 1-0 in sets...

thefly
08-15-2008, 06:56 PM
Well, if del Potro makes it quick now maybe we'll get a glimpse ... btw, can someone stop this del Potro guy? Time for a stronger opponent after all. That alone makes me want Tommy to win so badly. To put it mildly, del Potro has been very lucky so far with his opponents, on hard court at least (Roddick played awfully in the LA final). Time to really prove himself! ;)

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 07:04 PM
Rain in Wash...Bloody hell :(

el tenista
08-15-2008, 07:41 PM
btw, can someone stop this del Potro guy?

Yep! Haas!

Rain has already stopped, Del Potro leads by a break in the 2nd set 4-3 (and by one set to love). So it's Tommy time soon!

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 07:51 PM
Del Potro wins,Tommy up next ! :devil:
and YES,Tommy can def. Falla and Del Potro ! ;)

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:02 PM
Tommy to serve...

thefly
08-15-2008, 08:04 PM
Talk about an "ace" start ... ;)

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:06 PM
Talk about an "ace" start ... ;)

Doesn't matter if you lose the next 4 of 5 points actually :sad:

thefly
08-15-2008, 08:08 PM
Yeah, bummer. Not much going on there except these two aces. Weird. Well, I'm not worried ...

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:09 PM
Wake up Tommy !

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:12 PM
4th ace...that's good.

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:12 PM
4th ace...that's good.

But deuce is not good...

thefly
08-15-2008, 08:13 PM
lol, second point that wasn't an ace ...

EDIT

thanks for that hold.

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:15 PM
He ill come back I am sure,that was just bad start game ;)

thefly
08-15-2008, 08:20 PM
I don't get it, what's going on? Doesn't look like Tommy's quite on the court yet. Still waiting that he finally kicks in ...

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:21 PM
1-4, double break...this set is gone! :sad:

thefly
08-15-2008, 08:22 PM
Ok, there goes the first set ... everything's still possible against a guy like Falla though. Tommy just has to freakin' start DOING something.

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:23 PM
Oh Gosh,again?!
WHat the hell is happening to Tommy there?!

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:24 PM
He cannot be serious..What an awful performance right now...He doesn't even win any points...

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:26 PM
Well maybe again his 1st serves sucks...

thefly
08-15-2008, 08:26 PM
What do you know .... a break point.

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:27 PM
lol, I have sent my previous post at 1-4 30-0 and then Tommy wins 4 points in a row :lol:

thefly
08-15-2008, 08:27 PM
Hmm, an easy hold now and I'd start to believe Tommy has finally arrived ...

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:28 PM
OK one is back,we'll see now,he needs one quick serve game !

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:29 PM
Yeah,that's it...we're back! ;)

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:29 PM
OK one is back,we'll see now,he needs one quick serve game !

So he did! 2 aces!

thefly
08-15-2008, 08:29 PM
*raisesrighteyebrow*

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:31 PM
Come on now !

thefly
08-15-2008, 08:34 PM
Come on, hold now and than one last chance!

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:35 PM
Come on, hold now and than one last chance!

affirmative ..

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:37 PM
Now is the time........

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:38 PM
almost there...
2 BP's !

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:41 PM
2 break points!!

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:42 PM
Sh!t.

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:43 PM
Rebreak Haas :lol:

Now time to destroy him mate! :devil:

Tommy has definitely arrived on court!

thefly
08-15-2008, 08:43 PM
YES! gimme a "T" ... :p

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:43 PM
Way to go ! ! Back to zero ! Yeah!

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:44 PM
YES! gimme a "T" ... :p

gimme an O!

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:45 PM
Unbelievable Tommy fuck!n Haas :D ! ;)

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:47 PM
Unbelievable Tommy fuck!n Haas :D ! ;)

You got the point :cool:

First lead in the match, 6-5! Come on!

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:47 PM
Come on!Falla is weak atm,this should b it! ;)

thefly
08-15-2008, 08:49 PM
Gooo!

EDIT

Gimme a "-MMY"! :p

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:49 PM
Yeah 0-30....almost there...
0-40 3set points !

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:50 PM
Hold Hold Hold Hold

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:51 PM
yeah ! ! !

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:51 PM
Break to love! 7-5! :cool::eek::) That was a typical Tommy set :lol: Complete opposites concerning his performance...Unbelievable!

thefly
08-15-2008, 08:51 PM
HAHA! Who's the man!?

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:51 PM
Gooo!

EDIT

Gimme a "-MMY"! :p

T-O-M-M-Y !!!!!!!!!!!!! :worship:

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:52 PM
7-5 6-0 I'd say! :lol:

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:55 PM
Any bets on how many points Falla will win on Tommy's serve in the 2nd set? ;)

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:56 PM
7-5 6-0 I'd say! :lol:

Roger that :D We can proud of that come back ! AUF Fuckin Geht's Tommy !

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:56 PM
Any bets on how many points Falla will win on Tommy's serve in the 2nd set? ;)

ZERO I'd say :D :D

el tenista
08-15-2008, 08:58 PM
Break! :cool: This should be done for today! Now serve it out!

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 08:59 PM
OK slow down a little guys Tommy is ''only' one break ahead now ! :lol::rolls:

thefly
08-15-2008, 09:01 PM
Since I'm not only a fan of Tommy's but also of premature conclusions ... I also think this one's done. IF nothing happens in this service game now. Come on, hold!

el tenista
08-15-2008, 09:01 PM
OK slow down a little guys Tommy is ''only' one break ahead now ! :lol::rolls:

You're right!

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 09:02 PM
Since I'm not only a fan of Tommy's but also of premature conclusions ... I also think this one's done. IF nothing happens in this service game now. Come on, hold!

Agree...Just to hold now...40-40 Come on
A-40
40-40...
40-A argh HALT HALT HALT
40-40 come on now !

40-A argh HALT HALT HALT
40-40 come on now ! this one's important!
A-40.................................
40-40 :(
A-40.................................
pfffffffffffff 3-0 what a relief !!

thefly
08-15-2008, 09:07 PM
Dude!

el tenista
08-15-2008, 09:08 PM
Nice Tommy! A couple of BP's saved! 3-0...This should be finally it...
But an awful 1st serve percentage :rolleyes:

thefly
08-15-2008, 09:09 PM
Oh thank you! Screw premature ... :p

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 09:10 PM
Oh thank you! Screw premature ... :p

LOL,,wow that was long and anxious game..pf :p

TennisFan2012
08-15-2008, 09:11 PM
I'm at the match with a very slow connection. Tommy is hitting ball much more cleanly.

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 09:11 PM
I'm at the match with a very slow connection. Tommy is hitting ball much more cleanly.

GOD BLESS YOU ! :D

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 09:13 PM
What a time to hit those DF Falla..THX a lot...one more,please....

el tenista
08-15-2008, 09:14 PM
4-0! Tommy don't disappoint me! I said 6-0! So come on now!

;)

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 09:14 PM
another one,4-0,no comment.

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 09:15 PM
4-0! Tommy don't disappoint me! I said 6-0! So come on now!

;)

:worship:

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 09:17 PM
??maybe rain??

el tenista
08-15-2008, 09:20 PM
??maybe rain??

Might be...There's no scoreboard action at the moment.

thefly
08-15-2008, 09:21 PM
A rain delay would suck now ...

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 09:22 PM
Don't know what to say,,rain delay would really suck,but again Tommy is 2breaks ahead...;)

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 09:34 PM
The match is over 6-1????
Yeah ! ! !

thefly
08-15-2008, 09:34 PM
Ah DAMN! Just 6-1 in the second. ;)

el tenista
08-15-2008, 09:36 PM
This scoreboard is rubbish^^ 75 61! Sounds good! Good win Tommy! First SF in the season! :)

Good night!

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 09:38 PM
Del Potro,watch out,everything you earned so far,because...here comes the TOMMY HAAS ! ;)

thefly
08-15-2008, 09:47 PM
Yeah, that was excellent, stunning how he fought back, that really rocked. Tommy seems to finally have his focus right this week.

Now this semi will be interesting. Could be a test for Tommy where he stands now; but I for one have no idea where del Potro actually stands. They obviously never played before ... but I'm confident that Tommy can be the one who ends this guy's run if he builds upon his wins here and stays focused. And hopefully we'll have some moving images tomorrow ...

Come on, one more and the USO seeding becomes a good possibility!

Lugburz
08-15-2008, 09:49 PM
Yeah, that was excellent, stunning how he fought back, that really rocked. Tommy seems to finally have his focus right this week.

Now this semi will be interesting. Could be a test for Tommy where he stands now; but I for one have no idea where del Potro actually stands. They obviously never played before ... but I'm confident that Tommy can be the one who ends this guy's run if he builds upon his wins here and stays focused. And hopefully we'll have some moving images tomorrow ...

:yeah: :yeah: no comment :worship:

Tommy fan
08-15-2008, 10:19 PM
Nice win for Tommy :)
Nice to see him in a SF again, and hopefully further too.
Del Potro is on his peak now (apparently..), he has a great winning streak now, but sorry, it has to end, and tommorow would be great.
C'mon Tommy!!

thefly
08-15-2008, 10:19 PM
Since it's not that important an article, and somehow just fits in here, I thought I post that here; a little funny occurrence according to ESPN, after the second round:

Fourth-seeded Tommy Haas also advanced, beating Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (4), 6-3. When the two met in the locker room early in the day, Haas showed his appreciation for second-seeded del Potro's recent streak. Haas licked his finger, touched it to del Potro and made a sizzling sound to acknowledge del Potro is on fire.

"Right now he's just full of confidence," Haas said. "When you win 15 matches in a row, he must be feeling pretty good about himself."

:)

But now the funny times are over, Tommy. Time to get really serious ... ;)

TommyB.
08-15-2008, 10:55 PM
Well done, except the first 4-5 games at the beginning. ;) Del Potro is really "on fire"...a real test for Tommy. Auf geht's!!

TennisFan2012
08-15-2008, 11:12 PM
Hi guys, it took 20 minutes for my crummy AT&T Edge network phone to load these pp. and let me make my 1 sentence post, so I wasn't able to post again!

Tommy is going to have to play much better tomorrow. I saw the end of the Del Potro match and he is very, very sharp. He has excellent control, hits hard, and is strategic--doesn't make dumb mistakes. He is very impressive for a 19-year-old. If Tommy plays his best and keeps his head together, it will be an excellent match. Tommy played nearly evenly with Nadal recently and if he can do that, he can compete with Del Potro too.

As for today's match, at the beginning when he got the two breaks, Falla kept hitting lines with his serves and was hitting groundstrokes very well--very deep. He had Tommy on the defensive a lot, and Tommy just wasn't hitting the ball cleanly--you could tell not only by the way the balls left his racquet but also by the sound. He had trouble with low backhands, and his inside out forehand was wild for awhile. However, his serve kept improving. At the beginning, Falla was taking it early so he was either hitting return winners or Tommy was getting aces or service winners. Tommy seemed to keep hitting the balls right back to Falla rather than moving him around. But soon Tommy got into a better rhythm, and Falla began making mistakes. I think Tommy got in his head with the first break, and it was downhill for Falla from then on. Tommy looked much more lively after he won the first set 7-5 and played well in the 2nd set but against a better player, he'll have to take it up a notch.

The crowd was 80% behind Tommy throughout the match.

After the match Wayne Bryan interviewed him. It was hard to hear due to the poor speaker system, but I think he said his health was good and as long as he felt he could keep up with the big boys he intended to keep playing. He thanked us for our support of him and said DC was one of the most beautiful cities in the US and possibly in the world and of course we all agreed with him on that one! I believe Wayne said that Tommy's semi-final will take place in the afternoon tomorrow and the other one will be in the evening session.

The weather has been very nice all week. Usually during Legg Mason temps. and humidity seem to get close to record levels. But this year it has been about 85 degrees F and low to medium humidity--much easier on the players and more fun for the fans. It was more humid today but rain was light and delayed only the Del P.-Isner match. Tomorrow sporadic thunderstorms are again predicted.

Hope you liked my report.

Lugburz
08-16-2008, 12:05 AM
Hi guys, it took 20 minutes for my crummy AT&T Edge network phone to load these pp. and let me make my 1 sentence post, so I wasn't able to post again!

Tommy is going to have to play much better tomorrow. I saw the end of the Del Potro match and he is very, very sharp. He has excellent control, hits hard, and is strategic--doesn't make dumb mistakes. He is very impressive for a 19-year-old. If Tommy plays his best and keeps his head together, it will be an excellent match. Tommy played nearly evenly with Nadal recently and if he can do that, he can compete with Del Potro too.

As for today's match, at the beginning when he got the two breaks, Falla kept hitting lines with his serves and was hitting groundstrokes very well--very deep. He had Tommy on the defensive a lot, and Tommy just wasn't hitting the ball cleanly--you could tell not only by the way the balls left his racquet but also by the sound. He had trouble with low backhands, and his inside out forehand was wild for awhile. However, his serve kept improving. At the beginning, Falla was taking it early so he was either hitting return winners or Tommy was getting aces or service winners. Tommy seemed to keep hitting the balls right back to Falla rather than moving him around. But soon Tommy got into a better rhythm, and Falla began making mistakes. I think Tommy got in his head with the first break, and it was downhill for Falla from then on. Tommy looked much more lively after he won the first set 7-5 and played well in the 2nd set but against a better player, he'll have to take it up a notch.

The crowd was 80% behind Tommy throughout the match.

After the match Wayne Bryan interviewed him. It was hard to hear due to the poor speaker system, but I think he said his health was good and as long as he felt he could keep up with the big boys he intended to keep playing. He thanked us for our support of him and said DC was one of the most beautiful cities in the US and possibly in the world and of course we all agreed with him on that one! I believe Wayne said that Tommy's semi-final will take place in the afternoon tomorrow and the other one will be in the evening session.

The weather has been very nice all week. Usually during Legg Mason temps. and humidity seem to get close to record levels. But this year it has been about 85 degrees F and low to medium humidity--much easier on the players and more fun for the fans. It was more humid today but rain was light and delayed only the Del P.-Isner match. Tomorrow sporadic thunderstorms are again predicted.

Hope you liked my report.

Awesome Squotis ! :yeah: Thanks a lot !
It is always the pleasure to read something like that ;) also a pleasure to read that Tommy got that big support in Wash and that everyone on this board has optimistic views about Tommy and his future..
Glad to read that he feels good and everything that he said,so we can be more than satisfied what Tommy did so far...Looking forward for next one against Del Potro,again,as always,I am optimistic..AUF GEHT'S !

thefly
08-16-2008, 12:10 AM
I second that, thanks Squotis. First I wondered how you actually watched the match, but then it hit me. ;)
I hope it's true that Tommy will play first tomorrow, for I guess that means we'll see him. But I'm sure that will depend on who will play the other semi, and Roddick is not on the best way right now ...

Lugburz
08-16-2008, 12:18 AM
On ESP2 schedule I saw that there will be live match at 19:00pm CET so I truly hope so that Tommy will play then...
I guess I will watch some movie right now and check back later for tomorrows Order of Play ;)
Tomorrow there will be some highlights from QF's 30min before the match begins,hope to see Tommy...
So,later ;)

16681
08-16-2008, 01:40 AM
D*mn-- pardon my language, but I don't think there is anyway Tommy can defeat Juan now. Juan is healthy, young (19), and his tennis playing is on fire :fiery: But it is nice that Tommy will be in an SF again ;) It has been some time since that has happen, I believe :unsure:

Lugburz
08-16-2008, 02:49 AM
Tommy will play tomorrow(Saturday 1:00pm local time)for us 7:00pm CET and it will be live on ESP2 !
Terrific news,looking forward to it !

ORDER OF PLAY - SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2008

AFTERNOON SESSION
CENTER COURT start 1:00pm
T Haas (GER) vs J Del Potro (ARG)

Not Before 3:30 PM
B Soares (BRA)/K Ullyett (ZIM) vs M Granollers-Pujol (ESP)/S Prieto (ARG)

NIGHT SESSION
CENTER COURT start 7:00pm
V Troicki (SRB) vs S Devvarman (IND) or I Kunitsyn (RUS)

followed by
T Parrott (USA)/F Polasek (SVK) vs M Gicquel (FRA)/R Lindstedt (SWE)

Jogy
08-16-2008, 03:23 AM
very good Tommy! :worship:

I did not think for such a good week :yeah:

oranges
08-16-2008, 05:43 AM
:aparty::music::aparty: What good news for a good morning.

Thanks Squotis for the report. Should be a good match against Del Potro. Nothing Tommy can't handle ;)

TommyB.
08-16-2008, 08:21 AM
It has been some time since that has happen, I believe :unsure:

Yes it's his first semifinal since Stockholm in Oct. 2007 (l. to Karlovic).

Bad time for me today, I can't follow his match. I hope someone has a chance to record it.

Thanks for your report Squotis! :)

Wyna
08-16-2008, 09:49 AM
Nice result to see in the morning :woohoo:
It's going to be tough one against del Potro, I so hope that Tommy can end his streak. But anyway, it's a good tournament for him and it's nice to see him in the SF again!

thefly
08-16-2008, 10:46 AM
Wow, Roddick indeed out, but still the second seed against the fourth not in the night session? Well, I don't complain.
I think Tommy showed in Cincy that he can rise to the occasion, and I still think del Potro is no that strong, and just took advantage of the weak fields (which he's done pretty well, though). He plays well, but I have the impression that his opponents pretty much let him play his game, at least from the little I have seen. Furthermore, he himself stated that he starts to feel a little tired, so ... Go Tommy! :)

Lugburz
08-16-2008, 10:55 AM
Yeah,Tommy for Del Potro will now be huge threat ! Everyone says that it is gonna be difficult for Tommy,but I am now putting my views from Del Potros eyes..I can see that he is scared about this one :D And now making some excuses that he is tired or sort of,dude I wouldn't complain with those 19ages he has...Also,Tommy had pretty exhausting past few weeks,and he is 30,not speaking that he is tired when he has to face Del Potro! I mean,if Tommy wins,I think that will nothing have to do with Del Potro's being tired,but we'll see it tonight anyway ;) So Auf Fuckin' Geht's Tommy ! Can't wait for match to begin :devil:

BTW,ESP2 made officially that today 7:25pm CET will live coverage Tommy's match vs DelPotro..

TennisFan2012
08-16-2008, 03:41 PM
I second that, thanks Squotis. First I wondered how you actually watched the match, but then it hit me. ;)
I hope it's true that Tommy will play first tomorrow, for I guess that means we'll see him. But I'm sure that will depend on who will play the other semi, and Roddick is not on the best way right now ...


Thefly, I live in the DC area. I told myself if I got my work done :angel:, I would reward myself by driving to Legg Mason for Tommy's match. I didn't get my work done :devil:, but I went anyway and Tommy rewarded us all! :D

ps you're welcome everyone! I'm going to watch today's match on TV.

Mae, I think maybe you are a little pessimistic - Del Potro is excellent, but if Tommy plays his best and is steady, he definitely has a chance. His greater experience should help him.

TennisFan2012
08-16-2008, 03:46 PM
At the Wilson booth (?), Del Potro was signing autographs around 5:30 or 6 PM yesterday, and there was a very long line of fans. Maybe he will have a tired wrist today!

Lugburz
08-16-2008, 03:47 PM
Mae is pessimistic :D So I don't want to hear that Tommy can't win,at least not on this board :p

Lugburz
08-16-2008, 03:48 PM
At the Wilson booth (?), Del Potro was signing autographs around 5:30 or 6 PM yesterday, and there was a very long line of fans. Maybe he will have a tired wrist today!

:lol:

TennisFan2012
08-16-2008, 03:51 PM
PS The weather is superb today. It is cool (for this time of year here), low humidity, sunny. There were some mild gusts of wind this AM but nothing the players aren't used to. If it stays this way, the players and fans will have a very nice afternoon.

Lugburz
08-16-2008, 03:54 PM
Thanks for the weather report,so no threat by rain..cool..

thefly
08-16-2008, 04:37 PM
Btw, I hope there will be some other streams up today, like yesterday. These TVU ESPN streams haven't worked for me in recent times; what about you? Any other ESPN2 streams known?

Lugburz
08-16-2008, 04:43 PM
I really don't know,if you asking me...Because I don't have ESPN channels...I am sure that Eurosport 2 will be showing the live match in about 30mins..I am going to watch it there as I don't have any other channel,don't know about the streams on the internet..

Lugburz
08-16-2008, 05:00 PM
Good luck TOMMY ! I'm off now,don' want to miss anything from this match...So,Later ;)
Auf Geht's !

oranges
08-16-2008, 05:13 PM
Anyone had any luck finding a stream?

thefly
08-16-2008, 05:23 PM
Nothing works for me. Maybe this one (http://www.tvchannelsfree.com/watch/4477/Eurosport-2.html) works for some of you; doesn't for me. Oh well. Guess I have to wait for the downloads - if the match turns out to be worth it. ;)

oranges
08-16-2008, 05:26 PM
Nothing works for me. Maybe this one (http://www.tvchannelsfree.com/watch/4477/Eurosport-2.html) works for some of you; doesn't for me. Oh well. Guess I have to wait for the downloads - if the match turns out to be worth it. ;)

Nah, it remains black after it indicates that it successfully buffered and should be playing.

oranges
08-16-2008, 05:31 PM
http://www.justin.tv/widgets/jtv_live.r8713.swf?channel=orte_guita

thefly
08-16-2008, 05:35 PM
Yep! ;)

Yappa
08-16-2008, 05:36 PM
Haas already blew two challenges, so he prefered to only complain about Potros' serve instead of challenging, since he wasn't 100% sure. :D Haas in his usual good swearing mood. ;)

thefly
08-16-2008, 05:44 PM
Tommy isn't looking too bad ... but just too many UE's ...