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Adam's US Open Practice + Main Draw Report and Pics.....(first set of pics added)

adee-gee
08-25-2008, 01:45 AM
I've started uploading my pics, you can find all the albums here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84

If anyone wants the proper full size images they can ask :hatoff:

Thursday 21st August (2nd round qualifying and practice).......

Novak Djokovic - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/NovakDjokovicUSOpenPracticeThursday#
Marat Safin and Tommy Haas - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/TommyHaasAndMaratSafinUSOpenPractice#
Rafael Nadal - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RafaelNadalUSOpenPracticeThursday#
Roger Federer - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RogerFedererUSOpenPracticeThursday#
Rafael Nadal (2nd) and Feliciano Lopez - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RafaelNadalAndFelicianoLopezUSOpenPracticeThursday #
Stanislas Wawrinka and Richard Gasquet - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/StanislasWawrinkaAndRichardGasquetUSOpenPracticeTh ursday#
Sergiy Stakhovsky vs. Ricardas Berankis - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/SergiyStakhovskyVsRicardasBerankisUSOpenQualifying Thursday#
Nicolas Massu - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/NicolasMassuUSOpenQualifyingThursday#
Viktor Troicki - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/ViktorTroickiUSOpenPracticeThursday#
Phillip Petzschner - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/PhillipPetzschnerUSOpenQualifyingThursday#

Sunday 24th August (practice day).......

Paul-Henri Mathieu - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/PaulHenriMathieuUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Radek Stepanek - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RadekStepanekUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Gilles Simon and Richard Gasquet - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/GillesSimonAndRichardGasquetUSOpenPracticeDaySunda y#
Dmitriy Tursunov - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/DmitryTursunovUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Fernando Gonzalez and Carlos Moya - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/FernandoGonzalezAndCarlosMoyaUSOpenPracticeDaySund ay#
Viktor Troicki - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/ViktorTroickiUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Simone Bolelli - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/SimoneBolelliUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Marat Safin and Guillermo Canas - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/MaratSafinAndGuillermoCanasUSOpenPracticeDaySunday #
Luis Horna - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/LuisHornaUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Nicolas Almagro - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/NicolasAlmagroUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Robby Ginepri - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RobbyGinepriUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Rafael Nadal - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RafaelNadalUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Feliciano Lopez - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/FelicianoLopezUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Vince Spadea - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/VinceSpadeaUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Thomasz Bellucci and Jose Acasuso - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/ThomaszBellucciAndJoseAcasusoUSOpenPracticeDaySund ay#
Ernests Gulbis - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/ErnestsGulbisUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
King Oscar Hernandez - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/OscarHernandezUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Flavio Cipolla - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/FlavioCipollaUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#

Monday 25th August (practice + round 1).......

Luis Horna - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/LuisHornaUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Igor Andreev - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/IgorAndreevUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Rafael Nadal (practice) - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RafaelNadalUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Rafael Nadal (match) - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RafaelNadalUSOpenR1#
Agustin Calleri - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/AgustinCalleriUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Simone Bolelli vs. Stanislas Wawrinka - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/SimoneBolelliVsStanislasWawrinkaUSOpenR1#
Andy Roddick - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/AndyRoddickUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Fabio Fognini - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/FabioFogniniUSOpenR1#
Andre Sa - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/AndreSaUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Juan Martin Del Potro - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/JuanMartinDelPotroUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Oscar Hernandez vs. Thomasz Bellucci - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/OscarHernandezVsThomaszBellucciUSOpenR1#

Tuesday 26th August (practice + round 1).......

Andreas Seppi - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/AndreasSeppiUSOpenPractice#
Gael Monfils - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/GaelMonfilsUSOpenPractice#
Fernando Verdasco - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/FernandoVerdascoUSOpenPractice#
Paul-Henri Mathieu (and Mats) - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/PaulHenriMathieuUSOpenPractice#
Rafael Nadal - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/RafaelNadalUSOpenPractice#
Radek Stepanek - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/RadekStepanekUSOpenPractice#
Jeremy Chardy vs. Frederico Gil - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/JeremyChardyVsFredericoGilUSOpenR1#
Flavio Cipolla vs. Jan Hernych - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/FlavioCipollaVsJanHernychUSOpenR1#
Fernando Verdasco signing - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/FernandoVerdascoUSOpenR1#
Jamie Murray and Max Mirnyi - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/JamieMurrayAndMaxMirnyiUSOpenPractice#
Thiago Alves vs. Paul Capdeville - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/ThiagoAlvesVsPaulCapdevilleUSOpenR1#




I went to qualies on Thursday but the matches were hugely uninteresting so I won't bother with a report :o

I'm not gonna be able to upload pics until I get back next week (apologies for the misleading title) but I assure you there will be lots.

Practice day was interesting today, not that easy to tell who's playing well but it's interesting to see players interacting with fans.

- Rafa and Federer's practices are amusing, both of them look annoyed with their games. I wouldn't say either of them are the most entertaining in terms of personalities to watch practice, but they both have a lot of fangirls here who applaud every winner they hit :lol:

- Djokovic is a lot more fun to watch, him and his coach play little games and involve the crowd quite a lot. I'm still neutral towards him and realise why people don't like him, but I think underneath the arrogance he's a funny and good guy who just likes to show off a little bit :shrug:

- Safin really went up in my estimation today. He's usually been a bit of an ass when I've watched him previously, but today he was in one of his best ever moods. After practice today, he got swamped by fans and signed for a long time. Then he headed off but just before he got in the exit a lady asked for a photo with her daughter who was in a wheelchair. Safin waited patiently while they set up the picture, and by that time another load of fans surrounded him and he stayed quite a lot longer. It makes a change when he's better off the court than on, his forehand is looking as horrible as ever :help:

- Del Potro is hitting the ball ridiculously hard. I swear, I watched him at Wimbledon and since then he must've added at least 5mph to every single shot. He's creaming the ball. I was sceptical because he's mainly only won MM tourneys, but he did look damn good.

- Davydenko is about as popular as a hot drink at the USO. If there's a tiny crowd of about 2 or 3 people watching a practice court, you can almost be sure it's him :o

- Tsonga doesn't look in the best of shape, don't expect him to go far (watch him romp to title now :sport: ).

- Simon was ripping Gasquet a fat one today. Gasquet should probably realise it's possible to practice with someone who isn't from the same country as him (he was with Benneteau later on as well).

- Bolelli always manages to impress me in practice. He was hitting the ball beautifully. I was going to predict a good run but I see he's playing Stan who also looks good, tough match to call imo.

- Andreev had a hugely productive day today, sitting in the corner of a court on his laptop while girlfriend Maria Kirilenko produced a truly dire display :tape:

- Tursunov puzzles me. He's as miserable as hell on court. Then he comes off the court and still looks miserable but is actually very friendly and funny.

- Vinnie Ice had the most amazing outfit on today. I wish I could post my pictures now :sad: he had an American flag bandana, but his t-shirt was just :hearts: it had a picture, I think it was supposed to be him with "hip hop" written above. He looked like an incredible mess. What a guy.

- Steve Darcis either practiced about 84 times today or has an identical lookalike :scratch:

- Competition for worst shot of the week is between Djokovic's volleys, Safin's forehand, Mirnyi's forehand or Moya's backhand.






I don't really like the men's schedule for tomorrow. I'll go to Rafa's match of course, and Murray. But both should hopefully be one-sided. I think Wawrinka-Bolelli will be the best match of the day. Hernandez-Bellucci is a must of course. Other than that, there isn't that much. Lopez-Melzer could be funny, it could be headcase heaven :inlove: Vanek-Bohli might possibly be the worst grand slam match ever.

~Maya~
08-25-2008, 01:57 AM
Poor Davydenko :hug:

Thanks for the report. It means much while we are waiting for the tournament to start :wavey:

wildegirl05
08-25-2008, 02:18 AM
thanks, adam! :hug:

shotgun
08-25-2008, 02:37 AM
Steve Darcis either practiced about 84 times today or has an identical lookalike :scratch:

You probably mistook him for Severine Bremond. ;)

Deboogle!.
08-25-2008, 02:38 AM
- Vinnie Ice had the most amazing outfit on today. I wish I could post my pictures now :sad: he had an American flag bandana, but his t-shirt was just :hearts: it had a picture, I think it was supposed to be him with "hip hop" written above. He looked like an incredible mess. What a guy.
Damn you for not being able to post pics :ras: :p

Glad you're having fun and haven't melted yet :hug:

~*BGT*~
08-25-2008, 02:39 AM
Thanks for the report :)

Bernard Black
08-25-2008, 02:40 AM
Awesome mate, hope you have a good one. You wouldn't believe how jealous I am, wish I could be out there!

JolánGagó
08-25-2008, 02:41 AM
Great stuff, thanx for sharing, please keep on reporting and if possible more in detail (I'm abusing, I know)

Poor Davy, the guy lacks everything it takes to be popular...

Snoo Foo
08-25-2008, 03:26 AM
I saw adee-gee getting his picture taken with The King today.

(They aren't very good but I also took some pix (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=130130).)

savesthedizzle
08-25-2008, 03:36 AM
I don't really like the men's schedule for tomorrow. I'll go to Rafa's match of course, and Murray. But both should hopefully be one-sided. I think Wawrinka-Bolelli will be the best match of the day. Hernandez-Bellucci is a must of course. Other than that, there isn't that much. Lopez-Melzer could be funny, it could be headcase heaven :inlove: Vanek-Bohli might possibly be the worst grand slam match ever.

The men's schedule isn't bad.

Fourth match up on Court 11 is particularly exciting. :bounce: (Which if any MTF-er really wants to find me, go to that court and it shouldn't be hard ;) )

Although I'm sure you'll be watching Kleybanova and Cirstea all day ;)

sheeter
08-25-2008, 03:37 AM
Interesting stuff! Thanks!

Action Jackson
08-25-2008, 04:14 AM
Good stuff Adam and all hail the King.

gulzhan
08-25-2008, 05:00 AM
Thanks for the report, Adam! :yeah: Have a great time!

CooCooCachoo
08-25-2008, 06:07 AM
Adam :hearts: Have fun there ;)

yarina
08-25-2008, 08:18 AM
Thanks for the report, Adam!

Horatio Caine
08-25-2008, 08:28 AM
Thanks for the (entertaining) report Ads...I, myself, am targeting the US Open next year, so if you have any other info you wish to share, I'd be keen to read it. :D

In the many times I have seen Gasquet play, I have NEVER seen him practice against anyone non-French...as you say, time for him to branch out a little. :tape: As for Tursunov...maybe he was just having a bad day? :o Yeah, Delpo looks good for a strong US Open run...played very high standard over last month, even if he was largely playing mugs. Not getting my hopes up about Bolelli, even if he was playing to a good standard in practice...something is missing when he plays the matches. :lol: And Vinnay...what can one say? :rocker2: I wonder if he has as many "original" outfits as Clement has different coloured bandanas? :spit:

Have a good time at the tennis today. :yeah:

Mateya
08-25-2008, 10:03 AM
- Andreev had a hugely productive day today, sitting in the corner of a court on his laptop while girlfriend Maria Kirilenko produced a truly dire display :tape:


Igor :rolls:

I dont understand exactly, what did Makiri do? :)

Bilbo
08-25-2008, 10:13 AM
- Davydenko is about as popular as a hot drink at the USO. If there's a tiny crowd of about 2 or 3 people watching a practice court, you can almost be sure it's him :o

I wouldn't be surprised if someone throw tomatoes and eggs at him :shrug: He always gives the impression of a cold person.

Ferrero Forever
08-25-2008, 11:20 AM
Thanks Adam, your reviews are always really fun to read. Can't wait for more:) Have a great time

adee-gee
08-25-2008, 01:55 PM
Although I'm sure you'll be watching Kleybanova and Cirstea all day ;)
Cirstea :inlove: damn right I will :angel:
Igor :rolls:

I dont understand exactly, what did Makiri do? :)
She couldn't keep the ball in court, and the guy she was hitting with was only feeding her moonballs :help:

JMG
08-25-2008, 02:01 PM
Was Petzschner's slice impressive?

dkw
08-25-2008, 02:45 PM
Okay re-read the opening post and realized it was not about Thursday qualies.

Anyway I think I saw you yesterday - are you sporting a bit of a blond mohawk?

JolánGagó
08-25-2008, 02:49 PM
We want more!!! :drool:

Pfloyd
08-25-2008, 04:00 PM
Good stuff Adam, however, I have to ask:

do you just go to any Grandslam you want and then take pictures?

Cause´your everywhere at once, its pretty crazy

Taz Warrior
08-25-2008, 09:36 PM
Adam :worship: Look forward to the rest of the reports :)

sphiie
08-25-2008, 09:58 PM
Thanks for your report, that's cool :) poor Nikolaï... that's very sad. I do not understand why people don't like, it's not don't like but I don't know, Davydenko doesn't attract a lot of people. WHY? if I was there, I would hug him :(

You said that Roger and Rafa were practising together?

although, it's nice to see people talking about what they saw in REAL :) good stuff really!
;)

adee-gee
08-26-2008, 03:45 AM
Was Petzschner's slice impressive?
Not bad, it was killing Beck who made about 100 errors off it :lol:
Anyway I think I saw you yesterday - are you sporting a bit of a blond mohawk?
That's me ;)
Good stuff Adam, however, I have to ask:

do you just go to any Grandslam you want and then take pictures?

Cause´your everywhere at once, its pretty crazy
This is my first ever time at the USO, I've only been to RG once as well. Wimbledon I've been to the last 5-6 years, but only because I live in London :p
You said that Roger and Rafa were practising together?
Not together, no. They're just both playing badly :shrug:




Day 1 report coming.....

IDJ49
08-26-2008, 04:02 AM
- Steve Darcis either practiced about 84 times today or has an identical lookalike :scratch:


There are a couple of doubles players running around with the same short blonde hair cuts that's probably who you saw.

adee-gee
08-26-2008, 04:05 AM
Day 1 report.........

- Expected struggle for Rafa. Watched him practice this morning and he was poor again. Then I watched the first set and felt like banging my head against a brick wall. Back to his old ways. But luckily he's got a nice draw for the next couple of rounds and can hopefully play his way into form.

- Phenomenal stuff from the King, thrilling the late night crowd on Court 4. I like Bellucci as well, it was entertaining. Heroic effort in the 2nd from the King, saved 3 set points - on the first, Bellucci went mad, thought he'd cracked a forehand winner but it got called out about 4 minutes after he hit it. On the third, they had a great cat and mouse rally, and King played a beautiful sliced angled backhand. Also fought back from 4-1 down in the tie break. He got frustrated in the 3rd, some horrible line calls. At one point, he missed a shot and turned around as if he was about to throw his racquet against the backboard. But there was a line judge right there who crapped himself and ran out the way :lol: King went over and gave him a hug afterwards :worship: he also produced a stunning passing shot where he spun about 270 degrees before he hit it and ended up winning the point. Sadly, I was surrounded by Brazilian's and was the only one cheering for King. His brilliance hasn't been noted in America yet.

- Odesnik is a hell of a fighter :hatoff: Superb body language even when he's losing. Fognini kind of blew the 5th, he was up a break and played a horror game, double faulting to lose his break. Kind of folded after that.

- Karanusic played a smart match today. Pretty much just pushed the ball to a decent length. Sweeting is unbelievably flashy, absolutely no consistency.

- Soderling was as brainless as ever :retard: I only watched from a distance, but it seems that his line of thinking is "if I'm losing, I'll try and hit the ball harder". Surprisingly loss after looking good in practice.

- Watched the first set of Wawrinka-Bolelli, enjoyable set. Didn't expect it to be so easy for Stan. I don't actually think there is that much in their games. The main difference is Simone's complete inability to hit a decent return. He doesn't make enough, and when he does they're short and without pace. The set had some very nice rallies, one of the better ones I watched today.

- Nice to see Darcis' excessive practice paid off!

- Calleri could do with a new coach in my opinion. Ridiculous coaching, Calleri was practicing his backhand and was just hitting every ball as hard as he could. He'd make about 1 in 4. When he did, his coach drooled and applauded, when he missed he did nothing :help:

- Disappointing lack of fight from Lucho today, he went down pretty easily. Kohli looked in good form though.

- Gasquet clearly listened to my advice about not practicing with Frenchies and had a hit with Tsonga :lol:

- Davydenko's huge popularity showed once again, as he walked past the autograph hunters without being bothered for one today :tape:

- I'm lacking in sightings of Berdych and Tipsy :scratch: haven't seen either yet, and Berdych usually watches Safarova but wasn't there today.

- Andreev had another enjoyable afternoon watching Kirilenko play woefully.

jole
08-26-2008, 04:10 AM
:inlove: Vanek-Bohli might possibly be the worst grand slam match ever.

:lol:

Hope you're enjoying NYC!

savesthedizzle
08-26-2008, 04:11 AM
- Phenomenal stuff from the King, thrilling the late night crowd on Court 4. I like Bellucci as well, it was entertaining. Heroic effort in the 2nd from the King, saved 3 set points - on the first, Bellucci went mad, thought he'd cracked a forehand winner but it got called out about 4 minutes after he hit it. On the third, they had a great cat and mouse rally, and King played a beautiful sliced angled backhand. Also fought back from 4-1 down in the tie break. He got frustrated in the 3rd, some horrible line calls. At one point, he missed a shot and turned around as if he was about to throw his racquet against the backboard. But there was a line judge right there who crapped himself and ran out the way :lol: King went over and gave him a hug afterwards :worship: he also produced a stunning passing shot where he spun about 270 degrees before he hit it and ended up winning the point. Sadly, I was surrounded by Brazilian's and was the only one cheering for King. His brilliance hasn't been noted in America yet.



Funniest part of the day :rolls: hands down :lol:

Chip_s_m
08-26-2008, 04:58 AM
The Odesnik/Fognini match was wierd. Each set seemed really one-sided, except for the 5th. Odesnik is a good fighter, and was even dealing with a groin injury that he got treatment for in the 3rd set.

Chip_s_m
08-26-2008, 04:59 AM
Man am I bummed that I didn't get a night ticket to check out this Blake/Young match.

Deboogle!.
08-26-2008, 05:04 AM
Thanks Adam, glad you're having a good time :D

Ilovetheblues_86
08-26-2008, 05:28 AM
He got frustrated in the 3rd, some horrible line calls. At one point, he missed a shot and turned around as if he was about to throw his racquet against the backboard. But there was a line judge right there who crapped himself and ran out the way


HAHAHAHAHA.

Lucinda
08-26-2008, 05:37 AM
Thanks for the tidbits. I really enjoy reading about all the little things that happen throughout the tournament. Please keep it up!!

Merton
08-26-2008, 06:56 AM
Thanks for the reports Adam, I am sure you are having a great time. :D

Action Jackson
08-26-2008, 07:02 AM
Adam, so Calleri is still working with Gringo then, the guy who has very blond hair and a red nose? I think Gus is way beyond a new coach at this stage of his career.

Hahahaha, the King and Bellucci the clear highlight of Day 1.

Sommarsverige
08-26-2008, 07:18 AM
Thank you so much for these great reports, Adam :hug: :yeah:

Have lots of fun at the Open today :)

Davodus
08-26-2008, 07:39 AM
Thanks for the (entertaining) report Ads...I, myself, am targeting the US Open next year, so if you have any other info you wish to share, I'd be keen to read it. :D

In the many times I have seen Gasquet play, I have NEVER seen him practice against anyone non-French...as you say, time for him to branch out a little. :tape: As for Tursunov...maybe he was just having a bad day? :o Yeah, Delpo looks good for a strong US Open run...played very high standard over last month, even if he was largely playing mugs. Not getting my hopes up about Bolelli, even if he was playing to a good standard in practice...something is missing when he plays the matches. :lol: And Vinnay...what can one say? :rocker2: I wonder if he has as many "original" outfits as Clement has different coloured bandanas? :spit:

Have a good time at the tennis today. :yeah:

I saw gasquet warming up with roddick at this years aus open so he isnt always with french guys :)

Lee
08-26-2008, 07:49 AM
Thanks for the report, Adam :kiss:

maldini
08-26-2008, 11:08 AM
Thanks Adam :cool:

Enjoy the rest of your time there :yeah:

Turquoise
08-26-2008, 11:46 AM
Love your reports, Adam. Thank you. :kiss: Have a great US Open experience.

PiggyGotRoasted
08-26-2008, 11:57 AM
Cirstea :inlove: damn right I will :angel:

She couldn't keep the ball in court, and the guy she was hitting with was only feeding her moonballs :help:

That is why you shouldnt practise with Nadal.

cobalt60
08-26-2008, 12:01 PM
Thanks Adam- great reports as always. I can see you are enjoying yourself in New York. Must be Jess' doing;)

Herdwick
08-26-2008, 02:06 PM
Thanks so much - appreciated. And :hug: for Davydenko - hell I like the guy and watching him play - we can't all be charismatic and stunning.

Langers
08-26-2008, 02:35 PM
Thanks again adee-gee. ;)

Any sign of Gulbis? And why isn't he playing today?

savesthedizzle
08-27-2008, 04:06 AM
Gulbis!! Someone else we haven't seen around the grounds... AT ALL.

He and Tipsarevic are missing in action :shrug:

neenah
08-27-2008, 04:13 AM
Nice report, thanks :)

Any sign of Gulbis? And why isn't he playing today?

I saw Gulbis practicing last Tuesday...for about 7 minutes :lol: I only caught the tail-end of his practice but at least it's a sign of life :p

Oh and poor Davydenko :awww: I guess if he wanted attention he would act like it :shrug: Still, I would ask for his autograph given the opportunity.

adee-gee
08-27-2008, 04:15 AM
Any sign of Gulbis? And why isn't he playing today?
Yeah I've seen Gulbis, he's fine don't worry. And he's playing tomorrow, he looks in good shape - shouldn't have any problems with Johansson. And has a good chance to beat Roddick in R2 imo.

alfonsojose
08-27-2008, 04:18 AM
In the many times I have seen Gasquet play, I have NEVER seen him practice against anyone non-French...as you say, time for him to branch out a little. :tape:

Maybe nodoby but his countrymen wants to practice with him because he's .. :secret: :sad:

savesthedizzle
08-27-2008, 04:19 AM
Yeah I've seen Gulbis, he's fine don't worry. And he's playing tomorrow, he looks in good shape - shouldn't have any problems with Johansson. And has a good chance to beat Roddick in R2 imo.

You saw Gulbis? :sad:

Then it's just Janko that's MIA still. :sad:

adee-gee
08-27-2008, 04:38 AM
Day 2 report......

- If someone had told me on Sunday that my favourite match so far would be Cipolla-Hernych I'd have laughed in their face. But it was awesome stuff. I got there for the start of the 5th, I became an instant fan of Flavio's "killer slice" backhand. The match had already been going on over 3 hours, and it was pretty tough conditions but Cipolla was fighting like hell, he doesn't have much power but he battles so hard. He had a break in the 5th, but gave it back. Hernych went 4-3 up and had a break point to lead 5-3 and thought he'd won it when Cipolla hit a forehand probably a foot long. But it was called in and Cipolla won the point. Hernych went mad (understandably) and I don't think his mood was helped when a loud American shouts "bad luck Jan, the ball was miles out" :lol: he did well to take it to a tie break, and had a mini-break advantage but Cipolla produced a stunning running lob to get it back after a long rally, and it broke Hernych. Even still, Hernych had 4 easy volleys/smashes at 4-6 in the tie break but didn't put them away and Cipolla kept getting the back before hitting a backhand winner down the line. Cipolla went mad, Hernych fell to the floor in dismay. Amazing stuff, great match and an amazing effort from Flavio :worship:

- Alves vs. Capdeville was another belter. This Alves is like roadrunner, he must've run close to a marathon today. Capdeville was hitting his forehand well and dominating rallies, but Alves doesn't give up on any ball. His groundies are very typically clay courter in style, but he has the heart of a lion. Amazing comeback. First set was tight, then came back for the 4th. Full of drama, electric atmosphere and both players beginning to cramp. Capdeville went first, double faulting and then collapsing to the floor - unfortunately he had treatment on it a few games earlier and although he tried to claim it was a different injury the referee wasn't having any of it, he bravely battled through to a tie break but lost it, he could barely move. I thought he'd get bagelled in the 5th or retire so I went off to watch my favourite WTA player :o (I hear Alves also cramped in the 5th but came from 2-4 down). Unfortunate he has to play Federer now, I'd have liked to have seen him play a lesser player and have a chance.

- Chardy could be a hell of a player if he had a bit more patience. I question whether the word 'rally' is in his vocabulary. Almost every shot was either a winner or an error. He still had too much for Gil, the serve being the big difference. I quite like Gil's game, but I don't see him reaching the higher echelons of the rankings anytime soon - and why he needs to wear a hairband with his short hair I'm not quite sure :scratch:

- I didn't actually see any of his match, but I saw Verdasco leave the court at the end and he was incredible with fans again. He had a group of about 15 fangirls, he went over and gave all of them kisses :spit: then signed for ages, took loads of photos, and gave away wristbands, towels, anything. Good lad.

- Another substandard practice session from Rafa. He looks totally bereft of confidence, it's puzzling considering how well he's done recently. He's having lots of little conferences with Uncle Toni during practice, much more than usual.

- Jeez, the Chileans are crazy :haha: Gonzalez was getting the most ridiculously good support, probably better than anyone else. Usually I'd have a go at him for not acknowledging the fans much, but all hell would've broken loose, when he left the court they needed about 6 guys to take him back to the locker room, he got swamped by about 150 Chileans :scared: they do create a good atmosphere though, I'll give them that - also the Brazilian's :yeah:

- Paulo :silly: he was in surprisingly good spirits while practicing this morning, then turned into a big grump when he started his match. Was very lucky to win the 2nd, if he'd have lost it there was no way he was coming back. Groundies fell into place after that though.

- Only saw the final set tie break, but :hatoff: to Reynolds for the comeback, he looked down and out in the 4th.

- Monfils' coach must be reading MTF, he kept telling him not to be passive and take control of the point. Gael was fun to watch, his coach isn't very good but Gael would fist pump or shout "allez" whenever he won a point, even if it came from a woeful error :lol:

- Recouderc is atrocious. First time I've seen him play, and I saw him get his bagel. Pisspoor. There's not that many players I dislike, but Muller is one of them. Arsehole. I hope Haas thumps him.

Deboogle!.
08-27-2008, 04:38 AM
In the many times I have seen Gasquet play, I have NEVER seen him practice against anyone non-French...I've got pics of him practicing with both Isner and Murray from IW this year (and with murray also in 2007), so he must practice with non-Frenchies at least once in a while :p


Thanks Adam, great stuff as always :worship: :)

savesthedizzle
08-27-2008, 04:42 AM
Cipolla-Hernych was good, I was there at a different time than you, but I agree :worship: At least when I was there, the crowd was really getting behind Cipolla too which was nice :D

Alves-Capdeville :hearts: Drama and crazy country cheering. What more could you want in a match?

btw, has it been mentioned that the line judges at every match on every court at the USO are pretty much atrocious? Even mild-mannered players are starting to go nuts about the calls. They're just really really really bad. :tape:

neenah
08-27-2008, 04:49 AM
- Jeez, the Chileans are crazy :haha: Gonzalez was getting the most ridiculously good support, probably better than anyone else. Usually I'd have a go at him for not acknowledging the fans much, but all hell would've broken loose, when he left the court they needed about 6 guys to take him back to the locker room, he got swamped by about 150 Chileans :scared: they do create a good atmosphere though, I'll give them that - also the Brazilian's :yeah:

I'll never forget the atmosphere at a Massu match I was at at the Open three or four years ago. It might have been four, right after the Olympic gold. :scratch: Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le! Viva Chile! :lol:

Xristos
08-27-2008, 05:54 AM
Hey Adam any pics my friend?

idolwatcher1
08-27-2008, 05:55 AM
In the many times I have seen Gasquet play, I have NEVER seen him practice against anyone non-French...as you say, time for him to branch out a little. :tape:
I've read many tournament reports (I like them :) ) and seen pictures that people have uploaded, so I know that Gasquet has been seen practicing with Murray, Roddick, Karlovic, and Ginepri. Even if it's not too common for him, he has branched out before.

CooCooCachoo
08-27-2008, 06:14 AM
Adam saying good things about Flavio and Jérémy :eek: The world is coming to an end ;)

:banana:

I like Laurent, but why he got a WC, I don't know.

Pixie
08-27-2008, 12:43 PM
Chardy could be a hell of a player if he had a bit more patience. I question whether the word 'rally' is in his vocabulary. Almost every shot was either a winner or an error. He still had too much for Gil, the serve being the big difference.

The funny thing is that his coach Frederic Fontang was the opposite as a player, a powerless grinder. They have been working together for a very long time thus imagine the result if Chardy was coached by Leconte for instance. :D

star
08-27-2008, 01:10 PM
Day 2 report......



Muchas Gracias. :hatoff:

Deathless Mortal
08-27-2008, 01:17 PM
Thanks Adam :)
Why is Muller an arsehole? :p

Deivid23
08-27-2008, 01:25 PM
Good one Adam. Please don´t forget to wish a good travel back home to LaLo if he´s still around ;)

3388
08-27-2008, 01:27 PM
thanks for the info

Damita
08-27-2008, 01:29 PM
- Simon was ripping Gasquet a fat one today. Gasquet should probably realise it's possible to practice with someone who isn't from the same country as him (he was with Benneteau later on as well).
Gasquet's english sucks, which he admits. So I guess he's just making his life simpler by practicing with other French guys :lol: :shrug:
Or... no one likes him :p

:angel:

Thanks for the reports :kiss: have fun

ryan23
08-27-2008, 01:35 PM
Davydenko is about as popular as a hot drink :haha:

what a legendary comment :yeah:

Blue Heart24
08-27-2008, 01:46 PM
Day 2 report......
There's not that many players I dislike, but Muller is one of them. Arsehole. I hope Haas thumps him.

Never in doubt.

Or Levy
08-27-2008, 02:06 PM
Davydenko is about as popular as a hot drink :haha:


He's unlikely to get much love today from the crowd, I predict 90% of the fans are going to stand firmly behind Dudi.

Should be a fun match, and I see a possible upset if Dudi plays well.

Horatio Caine
08-27-2008, 02:43 PM
Good one Adam. Please don´t forget to wish a good travel back home to LaLo if he´s still around ;)

:haha: :haha: Expected one. He's a miserable bastard (as bad as Paulo) as well. :armed:


Thanks for the latest reports Adam. :worship: Nice to see that Mathieu is as miserable as ever. :o

Verdasco is a great guy...hope he goes far.

Interesting how you mention that Gasquet was practicing with Tsonga...became more of a ball-basher than even Tursunov, against Haas. :silly: :retard: And thanks to those of you who replied with your sightings of Gasquet with non-Frenchies. :D


How was Grosjean looking...any chance he might be able to pick himself up a little in the remainder of the year? :awww: And did you get a peak at Spadea? :lol:

I'll be most disappointed if you didn't check out Mucho today...hope you have a few words about him. :D :tape: :o

Pixie
08-27-2008, 03:57 PM
Interesting how you mention that Gasquet was practicing with Tsonga...became more of a ball-basher than even Tursunov, against Haas. :silly: :retard:

Actually, Gasquet and his new coach (Guillaume Peyre) try to give more aggressiveness to his game as he used to do before the Deblicker period. As of now he lacks a gameplan as he was back in 2003-2004.

Deboogle!.
08-27-2008, 04:33 PM
He's unlikely to get much love today from the crowd, I predict 90% of the fans are going to stand firmly behind Dudi.

Should be a fun match, and I see a possible upset if Dudi plays well.Of course, Dudi gets a lot of support in US cities with large jewish populations... in LA he had a whole fangroup of teenage boys with their chests painted and israeli flags and kippot :lol: :)

SwiSha
08-27-2008, 04:40 PM
good stuff adee keep it coming

booder111
08-27-2008, 04:44 PM
thanks for the report... davydenko was a total ass in cincy this summer. no wonder he has no fans. my 16 year old brother and his friend asked politely for a pic with him AFTER his practice was done and he rolled his eyes and acted so annoyed..he let us get the pic but you can tell in the photo he didn't want to. These young kids look up to these guys, why be so rude?????

martine2
08-27-2008, 05:06 PM
Thanks for the reports Adam :yeah: and have a GREAT time there!

mariyella80
08-27-2008, 05:35 PM
I WANT TO CRY about the verdasco post match comments I watched the whole match and was hoping to get a pic with him after the match.....I thought it would be a good idea to catch him at the players entrance, I saw his dad go in and I wondered what was taking soooo long and now I know!!!!! I SHOULD have stayed and maybe I would have a towel or wristband, given the fact that I spoke to him post practicing that morning and wished him good luck and he acknowledged and said thanks, took pics of him , to pics of him with a girl I met randomly and when he leaned in to take a pic with me I froooze and said its okay, and retook the pic for the girl cause she wanted a better one...I AM A DUMB ASS......

Sunset of Age
08-27-2008, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the reports Adam! Good reads.

Personally I'd like to see a little bit more love for Denko. :(

Truc
08-27-2008, 06:02 PM
How was Grosjean looking...any chance he might be able to pick himself up a little in the remainder of the year? :awww:I didn't see the match, but I listened to an interview of Grosjean after the match and his shoulder is still bothering him a lot, he needed an injection to play the USO, it isn't looking so good. I posted the news in his forum.

Thanks a lot for the reports, Adam!
And yes, Gasquet reguarly practices with other players too, I think some of the Frenchies are worse than him in that regard.

freesbee
08-27-2008, 09:10 PM
Day 2 report......

- If someone had told me on Sunday that my favourite match so far would be Cipolla-Hernych I'd have laughed in their face. But it was awesome stuff. I got there for the start of the 5th, I became an instant fan of Flavio's "killer slice" backhand. The match had already been going on over 3 hours, and it was pretty tough conditions but Cipolla was fighting like hell, he doesn't have much power but he battles so hard. He had a break in the 5th, but gave it back. Hernych went 4-3 up and had a break point to lead 5-3 and thought he'd won it when Cipolla hit a forehand probably a foot long. But it was called in and Cipolla won the point. Hernych went mad (understandably) and I don't think his mood was helped when a loud American shouts "bad luck Jan, the ball was miles out" :lol: he did well to take it to a tie break, and had a mini-break advantage but Cipolla produced a stunning running lob to get it back after a long rally, and it broke Hernych. Even still, Hernych had 4 easy volleys/smashes at 4-6 in the tie break but didn't put them away and Cipolla kept getting the back before hitting a backhand winner down the line. Cipolla went mad, Hernych fell to the floor in dismay. Amazing stuff, great match and an amazing effort from Flavio :worship:

Flavio :hearts:

Thanks for the report Adam! :D

MurrayFan1
08-27-2008, 10:10 PM
Maaaaaaan I cannot believe you are out there! Awesome!

adee-gee
08-28-2008, 02:54 AM
Day 3 report.......

- Levine vs. Guccione :retard: I could only manage a set before Guccione's game made me want to go to the top and throw myself off the top of Arthur Ashe stadium. Stupid tactics from Levine, Gooch hits his backhand as well as Stevie Wonder but for some reason Levine kept playing to his forehand. Saved 2 set points at 4-5, one of them a sensational get after Guccione got an almost dead net cord. Then in the tie break he was up a mini break 3 times and gifted them back every time with unforced errors. Seems totally incapable of stringing 2 good points together. Then a horrible volley to lose the set, and pretty much the match. I went back for the 4th set tie break, Guccione to his credit came up with a great volley to clinch the match.

- Cilic was doing his best to choke in typical 'Croatian in a GS' fashion, but Benneteau blew all the momentum at the start of the 5th. Serving to stay in the match at 2-5, Benneteau lost the first point and then inexplicably took an injury timeout having shown no problems before. Very poor. I'm glad he lost after that :rolleyes:

- Good stuff from Big Vic Hanescu today, I've watched so many brainless performances this week but he was the opposite, very nice point construction. Should have wrapped it up in 3, but a nice performance nevertheless :yeah:

- For all his flaws, sexy Step certainly knows how to entertain a crowd. He makes even a 1st round straight sets stroll against Starace fun to watch. Some incredible dive volleys the highlight, and his general dancing around the court. Also comes across surprisingly well with fans.

- Schwank was absolutely steaming after his loss, he blew that 4th set big time. So many chances. After he netted to lose the match, he absolutely destroyed his racquet (one of the all time great racquet smashes) and just left it in the middle of the court. Then he left the court absolutely seething :scared:

- Maxi Gonzalez and Monaco were playing their usual tennis football with their coaches. Some little American kid about 5 years old runs onto the court (awful security :o ) and goes "are you guys tennis players?". Maxi says "yes", so the kid goes "so why are you playing soccer?". Maxi responds with "because I'm better at it than I am at tennis" :lol:

- Out of interest....JMac was hitting with a kid who looked no older than 10 on the practice courts, this kid was unreal and schooling JMac. Roddick was on a court nearby and afterwards went over to JMac, I think he was taking the piss :rolls: anyway there were some cameras there, I don't suppose they showed it on tv and anyone knows who this kid is? :worship:

- That's about it actually, not the most exciting day :shrug:

fast_clay
08-28-2008, 02:58 AM
good show ad...

sexy is working nights at broadway while he is in town... good to hear he brought his mojo with him...

l_mac
08-28-2008, 03:05 AM
Day 3 report.......



My angel :hug: :) :wavey:

Deboogle!.
08-28-2008, 03:10 AM
- Maxi Gonzalez and Monaco were playing their usual tennis football with their coaches. Some little American kid about 5 years old runs onto the court (awful security :o ) and goes "are you guys tennis players?". Maxi says "yes", so the kid goes "so why are you playing soccer?". Maxi responds with "because I'm better at it than I am at tennis" :lol: :lol: :lol:

- Out of interest....JMac was hitting with a kid who looked no older than 10 on the practice courts, this kid was unreal and schooling JMac. Roddick was on a court nearby and afterwards went over to JMac, I think he was taking the piss :rolls: anyway there were some cameras there, I don't suppose they showed it on tv and anyone knows who this kid is? :worship:Nope they haven't shown it, but it sounds amusing :lol:

Lee
08-28-2008, 03:42 AM
Day 3 report.......



Thanks again!


- Maxi Gonzalez and Monaco were playing their usual tennis football with their coaches. Some little American kid about 5 years old runs onto the court (awful security :o ) and goes "are you guys tennis players?". Maxi says "yes", so the kid goes "so why are you playing soccer?". Maxi responds with "because I'm better at it than I am at tennis" :lol:

:rolls: :rolls:

- Out of interest....JMac was hitting with a kid who looked no older than 10 on the practice courts, this kid was unreal and schooling JMac. Roddick was on a court nearby and afterwards went over to JMac, I think he was taking the piss :rolls: anyway there were some cameras there, I don't suppose they showed it on tv and anyone knows who this kid is? :worship:



Did you take any pics or video?

adee-gee
08-28-2008, 03:49 AM
Did you take any pics or video?
It was quite far away, I took a few photos. I'll post them when I can :p

Henry Chinaski
08-28-2008, 03:50 AM
great stuff a-g

zookeeper
08-28-2008, 04:11 AM
Thanks for the report Adam. Was the kid with JMac a boy or girl? He had his little girl in the commentary booth and said she plays tennis. So maybe it was her or one of her friends.

FerrersLinda
08-28-2008, 04:23 AM
Thanks for keeping those of us who need to work for a living in the know.:p Have you seen my husband yet?:)

CooCooCachoo
08-28-2008, 06:12 AM
Maximo :bowdown:

Or Levy
08-28-2008, 06:57 AM
I really enjoy you reports Adee-gee, great stuff.

Bibberz
08-28-2008, 07:21 AM
Maxi Gonzalez and Monaco were playing their usual tennis football with their coaches. Some little American kid about 5 years old runs onto the court (awful security :o ) and goes "are you guys tennis players?". Maxi says "yes", so the kid goes "so why are you playing soccer?". Maxi responds with "because I'm better at it than I am at tennis" :lol:

A legend in two sports? :worship:

Björki
08-28-2008, 08:08 AM
Thank you Adam :worship:

jitterbug
08-28-2008, 08:20 AM
Adam, you hero, you :worship:

adee-gee
08-28-2008, 02:54 PM
Thanks for the report Adam. Was the kid with JMac a boy or girl? He had his little girl in the commentary booth and said she plays tennis. So maybe it was her or one of her friends.
It was a boy, he looked about 10 (could've been about 15 I guess). But he was damn good :eek:
Thanks for keeping those of us who need to work for a living in the know.:p Have you seen my husband yet?:)
Not much actually, I saw him practice from a distance once but he seems to be avoiding me :lol:

FerrersLinda
08-28-2008, 02:59 PM
Not much actually, I saw him practice from a distance once but he seems to be avoiding me :lol:

He knows I've send you to check up on him.:eek:

Enjoy your day today!:)

Mishka Logvi
08-28-2008, 03:03 PM
Very big thanks adee-gee you are the best :worship:

Leo
08-28-2008, 06:29 PM
I also saw the boy hitting with John McEnroe on the practice courts. It's Ryan Harrison's little brother.

Ryan Harrison is the junior guy who people have said will be better than Andy Roddick. He's still kinda short though, if you ask me. But he's about 15 or 16 years old, so he'll grow. And his younger brother is a spitting image - just miniature size.

So watch out for the Harrison brothers in the future. :confused:

Lee
08-28-2008, 07:16 PM
The Harrisons

http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_001_harrisonbrothers.jpg

Ryan Harrison, top ranked 16 years old

http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_004_harrisonbrothers.jpg

Christian Harrison, top ranked 14 years old

http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_003_harrisonbrothers.jpg

DhammaTiger
08-28-2008, 08:01 PM
Thank you Adam for taking the trouble to post your report here. Much appreciated :hug:

adee-gee
08-30-2008, 01:51 AM
I also saw the boy hitting with John McEnroe on the practice courts. It's Ryan Harrison's little brother.

Ryan Harrison is the junior guy who people have said will be better than Andy Roddick. He's still kinda short though, if you ask me. But he's about 15 or 16 years old, so he'll grow. And his younger brother is a spitting image - just miniature size.

So watch out for the Harrison brothers in the future. :confused:
Ah, thanks.

Funny thing is I thought it might be Ryan Harrison because I saw a picture of him when he played that ATP event, but the kid looked too young, it makes sense now.

He looks a hell of a player :eek:

Deboogle!.
08-30-2008, 01:56 AM
Johnny mac was talking about hitting with Christian Harrison today, says he's just unreal and could be great and that he's better than his brother, i believe.

Lee
08-30-2008, 04:33 AM
Johnny mac was talking about hitting with Christian Harrison today, says he's just unreal and could be great and that he's better than his brother, i believe.

Hope he's not another Donald Young :tape:

Deboogle!.
08-30-2008, 07:47 AM
Hope not too..... Johnny Mac was talking him up again tonight :lol:

GermanBoy
08-30-2008, 03:25 PM
Am I like the only one who can't find the link to the piccies?!? :confused: :o

adee-gee :rolleyes: :mad:

Lee
08-30-2008, 07:45 PM
Am I like the only one who can't find the link to the piccies?!? :confused: :o

adee-gee :rolleyes: :mad:

Adam hasn't put any pics up.

adee-gee
08-31-2008, 04:32 PM
Am I like the only one who can't find the link to the piccies?!? :confused: :o

adee-gee :rolleyes: :mad:
You also can't find the 2nd line on the first post :hug: :D

Day 6 Report.......

- Great fight from Muzza. It was searing out there. How he lost the first set I'm not sure, couldn't have blown more chances. Melzer must've hit 7 drop shots and lost every point, then in the tie break made 2/2. Expected muscles celebration from Muzza, I'm more impressed with a Scotsman's ability to cope with that heat for 4 hours :o. Still to negative in rallies for my liking, he was relying on Melzer's errors too much. Saw a little bit of Wawrinka-Cipolla and Stan wasn't playing that well either, should be a close match tomorrow.

- Watched the 5th of Del Potro vs. Simon. Really thought Gilles was going to win, Del Potro isn't exactly known for his fitness and looked like his legs were going a little bit. Simon didn't really do enough though, he was pushing even more than usual and Del Potro was absolutely spanking his forehand. Good effort to come through, helped by the large number of Argies in the crowd, he was getting great support.

- Also watched the end of Nishikori vs. Ferrer, amazing atmosphere. Ferrer was chasing absolutely everything down, even full blooded shots on the line by Nishikori were coming back. Had a slight choke but a very impressive performance mentally and physically. Looked flat out at the end, went over to his corner as if he'd just won a slam :lol: then in his on-court interview I think he was too tired even to think.

Those were the only 3 ATP matches I saw, apologies for the uninteresting read :p

l_mac
08-31-2008, 04:55 PM
:hearts: :wavey:

adee-gee
09-03-2008, 11:07 AM
:lol:

I'll upload my pictures today, I'm home now.

Dimitrov will win juniors, mark my words. This kid is good. He'll end the theory about one-handed backhands, his is awesome. Tomic is overrated, useless performance.

savesthedizzle
09-03-2008, 02:22 PM
Dimitrov :hearts:

Viktor picture dude. Not on MTF. In my email. :rolls:

CooCooCachoo
09-03-2008, 03:53 PM
Jess :haha:

Not on MTF? :awww:

savesthedizzle
09-03-2008, 03:55 PM
Jess :haha:

Not on MTF? :awww:

Not until I look at it first and know for sure I don't look hideous :)

And what's the laughing? :p Dimitrov is very talented :D

Filipo
09-03-2008, 04:15 PM
:lol:

I'll upload my pictures today, I'm home now.

Dimitrov will win juniors, mark my words. This kid is good. He'll end the theory about one-handed backhands, his is awesome. Tomic is overrated, useless performance.

Not until I look at it first and know for sure I don't look hideous :)

And what's the laughing? :p Dimitrov is very talented :D

very true :yeah: :p

CooCooCachoo
09-04-2008, 06:11 AM
Not until I look at it first and know for sure I don't look hideous :)

And what's the laughing? :p Dimitrov is very talented :D

;)

I was picturing you on the picture drooling at Viktor while he was standing next to you ;) Hence the laughing.

I've seen Dimitrov. Talented, yes, but not quite ready to play with the big ones just yet.

Filipo
09-04-2008, 03:43 PM
any pics :p

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 03:53 PM
Of Dimitrov? His will come later, I'm starting to upload now :p

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 03:54 PM
I've started uploading my pics, you can find all the albums here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84

If anyone wants the proper full size images they can ask :hatoff:

Thursday 21st August (2nd round qualifying and practice).......

Novak Djokovic - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/NovakDjokovicUSOpenPracticeThursday#
Marat Safin and Tommy Haas - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/TommyHaasAndMaratSafinUSOpenPractice#
Rafael Nadal - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RafaelNadalUSOpenPracticeThursday#
Roger Federer - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RogerFedererUSOpenPracticeThursday#
Rafael Nadal (2nd) and Feliciano Lopez - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RafaelNadalAndFelicianoLopezUSOpenPracticeThursday #
Stanislas Wawrinka and Richard Gasquet - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/StanislasWawrinkaAndRichardGasquetUSOpenPracticeTh ursday#
Sergiy Stakhovsky vs. Ricardas Berankis - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/SergiyStakhovskyVsRicardasBerankisUSOpenQualifying Thursday#
Nicolas Massu - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/NicolasMassuUSOpenQualifyingThursday#
Viktor Troicki - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/ViktorTroickiUSOpenPracticeThursday#
Phillip Petzschner - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/PhillipPetzschnerUSOpenQualifyingThursday#

Sunday 24th August (practice day).......

Paul-Henri Mathieu - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/PaulHenriMathieuUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Radek Stepanek - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RadekStepanekUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Gilles Simon and Richard Gasquet - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/GillesSimonAndRichardGasquetUSOpenPracticeDaySunda y#
Dmitriy Tursunov - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/DmitryTursunovUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Fernando Gonzalez and Carlos Moya - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/FernandoGonzalezAndCarlosMoyaUSOpenPracticeDaySund ay#
Viktor Troicki - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/ViktorTroickiUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Simone Bolelli - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/SimoneBolelliUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Marat Safin and Guillermo Canas - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/MaratSafinAndGuillermoCanasUSOpenPracticeDaySunday #
Luis Horna - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/LuisHornaUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Nicolas Almagro - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/NicolasAlmagroUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Robby Ginepri - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RobbyGinepriUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Rafael Nadal - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RafaelNadalUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Feliciano Lopez - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/FelicianoLopezUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Vince Spadea - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/VinceSpadeaUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Thomasz Bellucci and Jose Acasuso - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/ThomaszBellucciAndJoseAcasusoUSOpenPracticeDaySund ay#
Ernests Gulbis - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/ErnestsGulbisUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
King Oscar Hernandez - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/OscarHernandezUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#
Flavio Cipolla - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/FlavioCipollaUSOpenPracticeDaySunday#

Monday 25th August (practice + round 1).......

Luis Horna - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/LuisHornaUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Igor Andreev - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/IgorAndreevUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Rafael Nadal (practice) - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RafaelNadalUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Rafael Nadal (match) - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/RafaelNadalUSOpenR1#
Agustin Calleri - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/AgustinCalleriUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Simone Bolelli vs. Stanislas Wawrinka - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/SimoneBolelliVsStanislasWawrinkaUSOpenR1#
Andy Roddick - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/AndyRoddickUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Fabio Fognini - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/FabioFogniniUSOpenR1#
Andre Sa - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/AndreSaUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Juan Martin Del Potro - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/JuanMartinDelPotroUSOpenPracticeMonday#
Oscar Hernandez vs. Thomasz Bellucci - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/OscarHernandezVsThomaszBellucciUSOpenR1#

Bernard Black
09-04-2008, 03:56 PM
Awesome mate, thanks :worship:

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:00 PM
My favourite pic from my time there :inlove: :hearts: :worship:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Spadea1.jpg

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:01 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Stepanek-2.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Tursunov.jpg

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:01 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Simon.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Gasquet-1.jpg

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:02 PM
Dedicated to leng jai :kiss:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Haas.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Haas2.jpg

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:03 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Nadal.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Nadal2-1.jpg

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:03 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Safin-4.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Safin2.jpg

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:03 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Troicki-3.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Djokovic-1.jpg

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:04 PM
Ballet tennis :worship:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Federer-2.jpg

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:04 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Mathieu-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Lopez.jpg

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:05 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Gulbis-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Gonzalez.jpg

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:05 PM
King :bowdown: (the sun ruined all my pictures of him :tears: )

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Hernandez-1.jpg

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:14 PM
Cipolla

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Cipolla.jpg

Fognini

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Fognini.jpg

Bellucci

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Bellucci-1.jpg

RyanKP
09-04-2008, 04:14 PM
That's not the sun, that's the King's inner light.

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:15 PM
This is a young moonballer called Nadal, I hope he doesn't go far. Ugly game. Probably on steroids :(

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Nadal1-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Nadal2-2.jpg

adee-gee
09-04-2008, 04:16 PM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Safin-5.jpg

Bolelli

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Bolelli.jpg

Wawrinka

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Wawrinka-1.jpg

bokehlicious
09-04-2008, 04:21 PM
Probably on steroids :(


:eek: true that, just look at his right arm on the first pic :eek: Winstrol obviously :o

Deboogle!.
09-04-2008, 04:31 PM
Adam :worship: that pic of vince spadea alone was worth your whole trip :worship:

Truc
09-04-2008, 05:11 PM
Awesome pics, Adam, thank you so much!http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Nadal2-1.jpgWho is that in the background? Machado?

RogiRafaFan86
09-04-2008, 05:16 PM
Awesome pics, Adam, thank you so much!Who is that in the background? Machado?

No, that's Bartolomé "Tomeu" Salvŕ Vidal. He and Rafa have been friends since they were kids.

gulzhan
09-04-2008, 05:32 PM
Adam, you are the best :worship: You know that, of course ;)

Lee
09-04-2008, 09:08 PM
Wonderful pics Adam and I haven't dug into the albums yet. :lol:

lau
09-04-2008, 09:17 PM
Agustin Calleri - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/AgustinCalleriUSOpenPracticeMonday#




- Calleri could do with a new coach in my opinion. Ridiculous coaching, Calleri was practicing his backhand and was just hitting every ball as hard as he could. He'd make about 1 in 4. When he did, his coach drooled and applauded, when he missed he did nothing :help:

:lol: Are you sure it was Calleri the one you were watching? :lol:

Deboogle!.
09-04-2008, 09:20 PM
:lol: Are you sure it was Calleri the one you were watching? :lol:Those pics don't really look like Calleri at all :lol:

edit: Adam, Re says it's Marcos Daniel ;)

edit2: Murilo confirmed it is Marcos Daniel ;)

fast_clay
09-04-2008, 09:24 PM
King :bowdown: (the sun ruined all my pictures of him :tears: )

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Hernandez-1.jpg

its ok dude... i have seen this with oscar many times...

its not the sun shining on him... its the sun shining from him...



solid pics... mad barcode tat on marat... :confused:

Tytta!.
09-04-2008, 09:39 PM
Those pics don't really look like Calleri at all :lol:

edit: Adam, Re says it's Marcos Daniel ;)

edit2: Murilo confirmed it is Marcos Daniel ;)

:p

Lee
09-04-2008, 09:41 PM
:lol: Are you sure it was Calleri the one you were watching? :lol:

Those pics don't really look like Calleri at all :lol:

edit: Adam, Re says it's Marcos Daniel ;)

edit2: Murilo confirmed it is Marcos Daniel ;)

100% sure he's Marcos Daniel.

virex
09-04-2008, 09:42 PM
Agustin Calleri - http://picasaweb.google.com/adeegee84/AgustinCalleriUSOpenPracticeMonday#


that´s marcos daniel :hearts:

adee-gee
09-05-2008, 12:05 AM
:lol: Are you sure it was Calleri the one you were watching? :lol:

Those pics don't really look like Calleri at all :lol:

edit: Adam, Re says it's Marcos Daniel ;)

edit2: Murilo confirmed it is Marcos Daniel ;)
:haha: oops.

It looks a lot like Calleri though :eek:

Deboogle!.
09-05-2008, 12:11 AM
It looks a lot like Calleri though :eek::secret: No, not really :lol:

adee-gee
09-05-2008, 01:11 AM
:secret: No, not really :lol:
:ras: anyway......

Tuesday 26th August (practice + round 1).......

Andreas Seppi - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/AndreasSeppiUSOpenPractice#
Gael Monfils - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/GaelMonfilsUSOpenPractice#
Fernando Verdasco - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/FernandoVerdascoUSOpenPractice#
Paul-Henri Mathieu (and Mats) - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/PaulHenriMathieuUSOpenPractice#
Rafael Nadal - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/RafaelNadalUSOpenPractice#
Radek Stepanek - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/RadekStepanekUSOpenPractice#
Jeremy Chardy vs. Frederico Gil - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/JeremyChardyVsFredericoGilUSOpenR1#
Flavio Cipolla vs. Jan Hernych - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/FlavioCipollaVsJanHernychUSOpenR1#
Fernando Verdasco signing - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/FernandoVerdascoUSOpenR1#
Jamie Murray and Max Mirnyi - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/JamieMurrayAndMaxMirnyiUSOpenPractice#
Thiago Alves vs. Paul Capdeville - http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/adeegee84/ThiagoAlvesVsPaulCapdevilleUSOpenR1#

adee-gee
09-05-2008, 01:12 AM
Cipolla vs. Hernych (Hernych pic is from when Cipolla hit his winner on match point, he was distraught)

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Hernych.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Cipolla-1.jpg

adee-gee
09-05-2008, 01:12 AM
Chardy (always does a puff :lol: ) vs. Gil

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Chardy-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Gil-1.jpg

adee-gee
09-05-2008, 01:13 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Mathieu-2.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Monfils.jpg

adee-gee
09-05-2008, 01:14 AM
The Sexy glare :hearts:

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Stepanek-3.jpg

adee-gee
09-05-2008, 01:14 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Verdasco-1.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/adeegee/Verdasco2.jpg

fast_clay
09-05-2008, 01:16 AM
radek looks like he's ready to crack skull dude... what'd you say to him...? :lol:

adee-gee
09-05-2008, 01:34 AM
radek looks like he's ready to crack skull dude... what'd you say to him...? :lol:
Only that I'm impressed with how he works his way around the WTA and can't wait for him to date Kleybanova :inlove: :D

fast_clay
09-05-2008, 01:57 AM
Only that I'm impressed with how he works his way around the WTA and can't wait for him to date Kleybanova :inlove: :D

:lol: love ya work mate good show...