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Dubai-ye Dubai-ya Take the heat DEAR! Congratulation! Nole's first title in 2009

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Lee
02-21-2009, 02:31 PM
[1] Novak Djokovic (SRB) - Flavio Cipolla (ITA)
Jan Hernych (CZE) - Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) - Julien Benneteau (FRA)
Janko Tipsarevic (SRB) - [5] Marin Cilic (CRO)

[3] Gilles Simon (FRA) - [WC] Mohammad Ghareeb (KUW)
Teimuraz Gabashvili (RUS) - Laurent Recouderc (FRA)
Victor Hanescu (ROU) - Fabrice Santoro (FRA)
Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) - [7] Ivo Karlovic (CRO)

[6] Igor Andreev (RUS) - Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS) - [WC] Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) - Michael Lammer (SUI)
Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) - [4] David Ferrer (ESP)

[8WC] Marat Safin (RUS) - Richard Gasquet (FRA)
Viktor Troicki (SRB) - Simone Bolelli (ITA)
Rainer Schuettler (GER) - Arnaud Clement (FRA)
Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) - [2] Andy Murray (GBR)

The most dangerous oppoent in his half is Cilic in QF. If he pass Cilic, he will very likely play vs Simon whom he should not have any problem.

Hope he can defend his SF points here.

Idemo Nole!

*Ljubica*
02-21-2009, 02:38 PM
Vamos Lee :bowdown: Thanks for starting the thread :)

And good luck to Nole in Dubai :)

Spirit_fire
02-21-2009, 02:42 PM
:sad: at Nole, Marin and Gilles being in the same half.
Take the title Nole.

EDIT: LOVE the thread title Lee :bowdown:

kalisita
02-21-2009, 02:48 PM
Ajde Nole!

Agree that Cilic is biggest threat in his half. Should defend his SF points.

Come on Nole! Take the title! :rocker2:

zsanika
02-21-2009, 02:55 PM
good luck Nole!!!
you are a top tennis player!!!come on!!

Herdwick
02-21-2009, 03:15 PM
Lee is truly prolific today :lol: Working off your frustration dear?

Lee
02-21-2009, 03:20 PM
Lee is truly prolific today :lol: Working off your frustration dear?

:haha: You know me well!

If you don't see me ranting and raving, that means I am raging inside.

carlhiro
02-21-2009, 03:46 PM
go for your first title in Dubai, nolé!

ajde!

zsanika
02-22-2009, 08:19 AM
Djokovic and Murray top seeds

Dubai: With some of the top players missing the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships either due to injuries or otherwise, the favourites' tag now falls on Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray.

Murray is just back from winning his second title of the season in Rotterdam, while Djokovic was up against Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinal of the Marseille Open last night.

And both Djokovic and Murray seem to have got easy matches in the first two rounds with the top-seeded Serbian taking on one of the four qualifiers, while the Scot drawing Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Gilles Simon of France, another semifinalist against countryman Michael Llodra in Marseille last night, and David Ferrer of Spain are the number three and four seeds this week.

Some of the top players such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Nicolai Davydenko and Fernando Verdasco have pulled out, mostly due to injuries.

And if all goes as per form, the second seeded Murray may end up playing former world number one and wild card Marat Safin in the quarterfinals, while Djokovic may run into fifth seed Marin Cilic at the same stage.

This is Cilic's second year in Dubai - his first visit last year was cut short by Djokovic in the very first round. Since then, the lanky Croat has progressed well after starting this season with two titles on the Tour - Chennai and Zagreb.

"Last year I didn't stick around, but now I am not too scared either of Murray or Djokovic as I have been playing some solid tennis of late," Cilic said.

pica_pica
02-22-2009, 08:48 AM
Oh....a series of heart attacks coming then...
This Cilic took away a lot of Nole's energy in USO last year
Hopefully Nole can be through......
If it's Nole VS Murray in the final, I'm gonna go crazy....

AJDE NOLE!!!!!!!

Spirit_fire
02-22-2009, 09:35 AM
I want a Marat-Nole final so badly. :sad: I want Marat to have a good final year and I want Murray gone in the first round so he can distance himself from Nole (points wise) :devil:

I like Andy, I really do, but Marat has been a long-time fave of mine and Nole needs this title to get some confidence back.

kalisita
02-22-2009, 03:12 PM
Final draw is done. http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/495/mds.pdf
Nole will play Flavio Cipolla of Italy in 1R.

Also, Monday's Order of Play is out. No Nole, but a couple of good ones. http://www.barclaysdubaitennischampionships.com/1/draws/oop.asp

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009

Please Note: Dubai is +4 hours GMT

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
J Tipsarevic (SRB) vs [5] M Cilic (CRO)
I Ljubicic (CRO) vs [4] D Ferrer (ESP)
Not Before 7:00 PM
S Stakhovsky (UKR) vs [2] A Murray (GBR)
V Hanescu (ROU) vs F Santoro (FRA)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm
[Q] M Chiudinelli (SUI) vs [7] I Karlovic (CRO)
T Gabashvili (RUS) vs [Q] L Recouderc (FRA)
R de Voest (RSA) / D Tursunov (RUS) vs I Andreev (RUS) / M Youzhny (RUS)
[3] L Dlouhy (CZE) / L Paes (IND) vs S Bolelli (ITA) / I Karlovic (CRO)

COURT 3 start 4:00 pm
M Matkowski (POL) / R Schuettler (GER) vs C Kas (GER) / P Kohlschreiber (GER)

*Ljubica*
02-22-2009, 03:43 PM
Cipolla :shrug: Know nothing about him - so I guess it could be worse. If he's an Italian, probably not one of the dreaded big servers I hate so much :help:

shuhrat
02-22-2009, 03:55 PM
I don't know about his game but as fa as I know he isn't a big server.
Heard one of his weapons is slice backhand that doesn't allow opponent to hit hard.

zsanika
02-22-2009, 04:07 PM
I found this:
I think he will be not problem/trouble for Nole
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavio_Cipolla

Chupakabra
02-22-2009, 04:46 PM
Interesting thing is that Nole played once against Cipolla a long time ago, in 2004 to be exact, in the final of the Futures event held in Belgrade on clay, and Nole won 6-4 6-3.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/3/en/players/headtohead/?player1=Flavio+Cipolla&player2=Novak+Djokovic

aeronatasha
02-22-2009, 07:06 PM
Best of luck Nole. Gonna need it, even with Dubai a lot less threatening with all those seeds gone. He once relished going against a tough opponent, he just seems nervous now.:sad:

kalisita
02-22-2009, 07:29 PM
Best of luck Nole. Gonna need it, even with Dubai a lot less threatening with all those seeds gone. He once relished going against a tough opponent, he just seems nervous now.:sad:

Yep and he seems somewhat uninterested when playing lower ranked players. All in all, he just doesn't seem to enjoy being on court like he once did. :sad:

Spirit_fire
02-22-2009, 10:08 PM
Well hopefully he can get some good matches and confidence back before defending Indian Wells because he's going to need to be solid on all fronts there. :unsure:

kalisita
02-22-2009, 10:30 PM
Well hopefully he can get some good matches and confidence back before defending Indian Wells because he's going to need to be solid on all fronts there. :unsure:

Please don't start talking about him having to defend IW yet. :scared:

*Raine
02-23-2009, 10:47 AM
He'll be fine don't worry :D. I have the chance to watch him now since they will be showing it on tv. :) :bigclap::yippee::rocker2:

zsanika
02-23-2009, 12:30 PM
(Q)Chiudinelli - Karlovic 7-6, 4-6, 7-6

kalisita
02-23-2009, 03:19 PM
http://www.barclaysdubaitennischampionships.com/1/draws/oop.asp

Order of Play TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
Please Note: Dubai is +4 hours GMT

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
[3] G Simon (FRA) vs [WC] M Ghareeb (KUW)
[8] [WC] M Safin (RUS) vs R Gasquet (FRA)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs [Q] F Cipolla (ITA)
D Tursunov (RUS) vs [WC] A Seppi (ITA)

COURT 1 start 2:00 pm
J Melzer (AUT) vs J Benneteau (FRA)
J Hernych (CZE) vs M Youzhny (RUS)
[6] I Andreev (RUS) vs R de Voest (RSA)
[WC] H Abbas (UAE) / M Al Baloushi (UAE) vs [2] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Knowles (BAH)

COURT 3 start 2:00 pm
P Kohlschreiber (GER) vs [Q] M Lammer (SUI)
V Troicki (SRB) vs S Bolelli (ITA)
R Schuettler (GER) vs A Clement (FRA)

Herdwick
02-23-2009, 03:26 PM
Oooh - lovely. Pass the digestives...

*Ljubica*
02-23-2009, 03:29 PM
Will just be home from work- good time for us for a change :) Please can I have shortbread or ginger creams? :angel: I find digestives a bit boring :o

Herdwick
02-23-2009, 04:50 PM
Digestives boring...you of all people:(. I despair. No wonder the country's on its knees.

Some of us will have to watch at work.:D We're about to move offices; I am having to pull rank to ensure I get the desk from which no one can see my monitor:angel:

*Ljubica*
02-23-2009, 04:53 PM
Digestives boring...you of all people:(. I despair. No wonder the country's on its knees.

Some of us will have to watch at work.:D We're about to move offices; I am having to pull rank to ensure I get the desk from which no one can see my monitor:angel:

:lol: What excuse have you found for that one? And I intend to start at 6.30am tomorrow morning, and finish at 2.30pm so I can get home to watch :) If Nole only knew the sacrifices we make :)

And sorry to disappoint on the digestives :o I do like Jammie Dodgers though - and custard creams - and bourbons....... I'm a bit of a biscuit afficionado on the quiet I'm afraid!

Herdwick
02-23-2009, 04:59 PM
I'm the manager...:lol: So they will sit where they're told.

*Ljubica*
02-23-2009, 05:02 PM
I'm the manager...:lol: So they will sit where they're told.

:rolls: Guess you drew up a nice floorplan to prove that your proposed seating plan was the best possible for productivity? :)

Herdwick
02-23-2009, 05:09 PM
Nope - I just said 'I want to sit there by the window' and no one argued.:angel:

*Ljubica*
02-23-2009, 05:19 PM
Nope - I just said 'I want to sit there by the window' and no one argued.:angel:

:unsure: You must be a very scary Boss then :bolt: Good job I don't work for you though - or I would have caused trouble by demanding the window seat on Health and Safety grounds :p I usually do have one, because since I had surgery on my eyes, I'm better working with natural light behind me rather than overhead electric lights! They're useful for other things too as you know :)

Herdwick
02-23-2009, 05:22 PM
Good managers must be decisive.:angel: And there are two seats by the window so I have allocated the other to my favourite colleague. Who, by coincidence, also has appalling eyesight:lol:

*Ljubica*
02-23-2009, 05:28 PM
Good managers must be decisive.:angel: And there are two seats by the window so I have allocated the other to my favourite colleague. Who, by coincidence, also has appalling eyesight:lol:

:lol: Then I forgive you. Us poor people with appalling eyesight need all the help we can get, - and we're very useful to sit next to, as we can hardly see our own desks, let alone anyone elses :)

OK - have to go feed my own Slavic Hunk_god (or whatever Nole got called here the other day!) now - so catch you later I hope :wavey:

Lee
02-23-2009, 07:28 PM
Finally figured out it's 8am my time when Nole's match started. I hope he gets all night matches :p

aeronatasha
02-23-2009, 09:20 PM
Good thing I get to watch matches at work without any problems, that is, if you're not in over your head. All they care about is you get the daily work done inside those 8h, and should you wrap it up more quickly, you're free to watch whatever your heart desires. :angel:

Naturally, you're always monitoring the screens and all, but on a slow day, it's basically like sitting at home. For the time being that is. I have learned I'm about to be sent to several courses, which is great. For all my love of tennis, I still love my job more. :o

Good luck tomorrow Nole.:)

Running:Free
02-23-2009, 11:52 PM
Finally figured out it's 8am my time when Nole's match started. I hope he gets all night matches :p

I think that's about 10/11 EST, smack in the middle of the day :o

Ajde Novak.

Lee
02-24-2009, 01:24 AM
I think that's about 10/11 EST, smack in the middle of the day :o

Ajde Novak.

10am eastern time. I am in the mountain time zone but in summer, since AZ does not have DST, I will be in pacific time zone.

~Maya~
02-24-2009, 02:13 AM
Good luck Nole!

bobbynorwich
02-24-2009, 03:27 AM
Murray will make mincemeat out of Djokovic if Novak manages to make it into the final.

:eek:

Lee
02-24-2009, 03:55 AM
Murray will make mincemeat out of Djokovic if Novak manages to make it into the final.

:eek:

Please note that players forum are for fans of a player. You have shown your extreme dislike of Novak in the GM so please keep that in GM and away from his fan forum. Thank You!

Masha91
02-24-2009, 04:43 AM
Hopefully, Nole can defend his points and accumulate some more as well, good luck!

Spirit_fire
02-24-2009, 05:22 AM
Argh...Nole's match is probably around 1 in the morning EST in Australia.
The only tournament that has decent times for us is the AO. :lol:
Well anyway, Nole should win the 1st round pretty easily...

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 06:04 AM
Please note that players forum are for fans of a player. You have shown your extreme dislike of Novak in the GM so please keep that in GM and away from his fan forum. Thank You!

Well said :worship: Same poster did the same trick on the official Site too - until he got banned :angel: Wonder where people find the time to waste on players they profess to dislike so much!

Nole - good luck this afternoon - ajde:rocker:

Herdwick
02-24-2009, 08:00 AM
Morning all. :wavey:

Another day; another tournament. I shall focus on his good points:lol:

Spirit_fire
02-24-2009, 11:18 AM
Getting closer now...adje novak!

zsanika
02-24-2009, 11:27 AM
good luck Nole!!

Hernych - Youzhny 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Hernych will be the opponent in the 2nd round for Nole...again

Lee
02-24-2009, 02:07 PM
Morning :wavey:

Herdwick
02-24-2009, 02:08 PM
:wavey: No black! And it's a night match :bigcry:

kalisita
02-24-2009, 02:11 PM
Green again. :ras: Are there no other colors Adidas?

Lee
02-24-2009, 02:15 PM
At least the shirt is not green :tape:

ellen_
02-24-2009, 02:15 PM
Green again. :ras: Are there no other colors Adidas?

Yellow :spit: but you don't want Nole to wear that in a match... seriously. I've seen enough yellow lately :rolleyes: I almost got a heart attack when I saw him walking on court in Marseille with a yellow vest. It's time for new outfits, Adidas, honestly :(

shuhrat
02-24-2009, 02:16 PM
Maybe he will wear only green and black till clay season.

Herdwick
02-24-2009, 02:17 PM
We want black - nothing else will do!

Annabel likes Nole! Says he's utterly charming...

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 02:19 PM
:wavey: Annabel is a Home Counties lady of taste and discernment just like myself :)

Afternoon all - just rushed home from work - ajde Nole :rocker:

Green :rolleyes: :bolt:

shuhrat
02-24-2009, 02:19 PM
We want black - nothing else will do!

Annabel likes Nole! Says he's utterly charming...
:drool:

Herdwick
02-24-2009, 02:22 PM
Now she's defending him about the heat and the retirement too.:awww:

Lee
02-24-2009, 02:25 PM
break. Not a good game by Cippola.

kalisita
02-24-2009, 02:27 PM
The Break. :)

Lee
02-24-2009, 02:27 PM
:help: Nole

Herdwick
02-24-2009, 02:28 PM
And she likes the green - says he looks very sharp and professional and has a wonderful physique :drool:

Uh - oh - here we go.

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 02:28 PM
Now she's defending him about the heat and the retirement too.:awww:

Annabel :worship: I think he must have wooed her with his Serbian charm at The Boodles Exhibition last year - he was there and she is aways there too. Few of us Home Counties girls can resist it :)

Lee
02-24-2009, 02:29 PM
That's an ugly ugly game by Nole :tape:

shuhrat
02-24-2009, 02:31 PM
I'm enjoying her comments than the game. :lol:

Herdwick
02-24-2009, 02:31 PM
Rosie - who's commentating on Sky please? Is the ADHTE feed I'm on also the Sky feed?

Lee
02-24-2009, 02:36 PM
Nole, be patient.

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 02:37 PM
Rosie - who's commentating on Sky please? Is the ADHTE feed I'm on also the Sky feed?

Mark Petchey and Sam Smith.

kalisita
02-24-2009, 02:40 PM
3rd straight break. Time for a hold Nole!

Herdwick
02-24-2009, 02:41 PM
Interesting thanks - which feed have have ADHTE got then...

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 02:41 PM
Miljan :inlove: :hearts: :drool: :lick: :bowdown: :angel: :) :kiss:

Lee
02-24-2009, 02:42 PM
Only one ace so far? :p

A good hold but Nole definitely wants to get off the court fast :tape:

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 02:42 PM
Interesting thanks - which feed have have ADHTE got then...

No idea :shrug: Who is commentating on ADHTE then?

pica_pica
02-24-2009, 02:47 PM
So many errors at the net.....

shuhrat
02-24-2009, 02:47 PM
Aren't they Eurosport commemtators?
I saw women's matches of Dubai last week from ES and same commentators.

Nole :armed:

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 02:49 PM
Nole isn't taking this in the least bit seriously :rolleyes: Seems to be experimenting with silly shots and thinking he can win it whenever he feels like it :rolleyes:

pica_pica
02-24-2009, 02:52 PM
Ajde Nole...
Why is he still in dirty-green shorts?

Lee
02-24-2009, 02:53 PM
Nole isn't taking this in the least bit seriously :rolleyes: Seems to be experimenting with silly shots and thinking he can win it whenever he feels like it :rolleyes:

same here :tape:

He still has trouble dealing with that chip backhand :smash:

Herdwick
02-24-2009, 02:53 PM
Nole

:banghead:

Sausage-features!

kalisita
02-24-2009, 02:54 PM
Man, close out this set already! Became harder than I thought. Cipolla with that slice BH, running everything down. :ras:

First serves! Aces preferred.

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 02:55 PM
Close this set out FFS Nole :rolleyes:

Lee
02-24-2009, 02:55 PM
He can't buy a first serve in this game. :mad:

He's making this harder and harder on himself.

Lee
02-24-2009, 02:56 PM
:rolls: :rolls: his reaction after his ace

Lee
02-24-2009, 02:56 PM
See what 2 good first serves do, Nole!!!

kalisita
02-24-2009, 03:00 PM
Nole looks grumpy and mopey!

tangerine_dream
02-24-2009, 03:02 PM
I just tuned in to watch the match.

It's terrible.

:unsure:

kalisita
02-24-2009, 03:07 PM
Making this so difficult. :o

Lee
02-24-2009, 03:08 PM
Nole has an easier time winning a game on Cippola's serve. :tape:

It's getting ridiculous with all those errors on game points.

ellen_
02-24-2009, 03:10 PM
:help: How many breaks have we seen so far? Did they change into women? :tape:

Lee
02-24-2009, 03:11 PM
Well, Nole was broken only once....... so far.

pica_pica
02-24-2009, 03:12 PM
His forehand is still wild.......
and horrible net play

I think Cipolla plays like Santoro

kalisita
02-24-2009, 03:12 PM
That took forever. :rolleyes: Two big serves finally.

ellen_
02-24-2009, 03:13 PM
Well, Nole was broken only once....... so far.

And let's keep it like that. He just wants to scare us a bit, I think.

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 03:16 PM
Aaaaarrrrrgh! :banghead: This damn site becomes almost unusable at times - F*** You MTF :spit:

MagicMilan
02-24-2009, 03:18 PM
Novak's game today is ridiculously bad :(

Herdwick
02-24-2009, 03:18 PM
Language dear...have a digestive.

Why do I get the feeling this may be a very long year?

kalisita
02-24-2009, 03:19 PM
A love game! Amazing! :)

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 03:20 PM
Language dear...have a digestive.

Why do I get the feeling this may be a very long year?

:nerner: I have a whole pack of custard creams here - they'll have to do for now.

Lee
02-24-2009, 03:22 PM
Another break. Please hold.

pica_pica
02-24-2009, 03:27 PM
Break Fest...

kalisita
02-24-2009, 03:28 PM
This is awful. :o (As is MTF :mad:)

*Raine
02-24-2009, 03:29 PM
Novak you better win this match so I can finally watch you tomorrow on tv. :o :lol:

Livestreams are not working for me as usual. :D

Lee
02-24-2009, 03:31 PM
Serve for the match. FOCUS NOLE!!!!

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 03:31 PM
Novak you better win this match so I can finally watch you tomorrow on tv. :o :lol:

Livestreams are not working for me as usual. :D

:awww: :hug: Believe me Raine, you're not missing much as the standard of this match is appaling :o

MagicMilan
02-24-2009, 03:32 PM
finally a good game from Novak, 5*-2

kalisita
02-24-2009, 03:32 PM
Please serve this out Nole!

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 03:34 PM
finally a good game from Novak, 5*-2

Exactly :lol: Took him long enough!

pica_pica
02-24-2009, 03:35 PM
Fantastic finish!!!!
Nole always love a nice match point haha!

Lee
02-24-2009, 03:35 PM
Ajde Nole!

6-3 6-2. The score doesn't reflect how difficult this match is for Nole.

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 03:37 PM
Hopefully it was just an adjustment to different surface etc and he will play better from now on :)

MagicMilan
02-24-2009, 03:37 PM
the last 2 games were better, the rest isn't worth remembering :o
play better tomorrow :yeah:

kalisita
02-24-2009, 03:39 PM
Finally! Those last two games were pretty good. Cipolla didn't give up and Nole came through. Through in straights in 1R playing well below full abilities. Much room for improvement. Good enough! :)

Hernych awaits in 2R for the second straight week.

MagicMilan
02-24-2009, 03:39 PM
Hopefully it was just an adjustment to different surface etc and he will play better from now on :)
Hopefully :unsure:
Cipolla shouldn't have won more than 3 games total :o

pica_pica
02-24-2009, 03:41 PM
Ajde Nole! Keep improving! =)
"There's no easy match for everyone".....Rafa Nadal always say this

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 03:42 PM
Our commentators made some interesting points in that match. Were talking about Michael Chang, and how after he won a Grand Slam early in his career, he admitted that his tennis was no longer a "pleasure" for a while, but a "pressure" because everyone was expecting so much of him. They said they believe it is the same for Nole - especially with the pressure of being such a "big star" in his own country, and that it could take him a couple of years for him to adjust. I tend to agree with them.

kalisita
02-24-2009, 03:50 PM
Our commentators made some interesting points in that match. Were talking about Michael Chang, and how after he won a Grand Slam early in his career, he admitted that his tennis was no longer a "pleasure" for a while, but a "pressure" because everyone was expecting so much of him. They said they believe it is the same for Nole - especially with the pressure of being such a "big star" in his own country, and that it could take him a couple of years for him to adjust. I tend to agree with them.

That seems like what's going on. He doesn't seem to enjoy playing as much as he used to. Let's hope he comes through it soon and rebounds better than Chang.

zsanika
02-24-2009, 03:51 PM
congrats Nole!!!

*Raine
02-24-2009, 03:58 PM
:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Him winning means I get to watch him on tv tomorrow. :lol:

zsanika
02-24-2009, 04:07 PM
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2009

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 pm
J Benneteau (FRA) vs [5] M Cilic (CRO)
R Gasquet (FRA) vs S Bolelli (ITA)
Not Before 7:00 PM
A Clement (FRA) vs [2] A Murray (GBR)
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) vs J Hernych (CZE)

Novak Đoković (SRB)
Jan Hernych (CZE)
Schedule of play:
WEDNESDAY about 17.30 CET!

Lee
02-24-2009, 04:10 PM
Another night match, yeah for me!

*Ljubica*
02-24-2009, 04:26 PM
YAY for me too :) And I won't even have to rush home to watch it like I did today, as Murray will be on first. Thank you Dubai organisers :worship:

jchuabh
02-24-2009, 04:39 PM
I swear tennis journalists are some of the stupidest people on the planet. Perpetually pussyfooting around and never asking meaningful questions. I wish one of them would be intrepid enough to get in Nole's face and ask him if he thinks he's playing like the world #3, whether he's not shortchanging his fans and the other spectators with one ugly match after another, etc.

The boy really needs a wake-up call that obviously is not forthcoming from his camp; a rude reporter just might do the trick.

And if Marian can't do anything about that egregiously errant forehand after all these matches in which it's been a key feature of Nole's game, he should voluntarily resign and go back to coaching an up-and-comer. He's clearly way in over his head and incapable of guiding Nole to the next level.

zsanika
02-24-2009, 05:07 PM
"I think I didn't play as the crowd hoped," said Djokovic after a 6-3, 6-2 win which took an hour and 24 minutes and involved many long rallies and grittily contested deuce games.

However it was my first match, so I hope they will excuse me - next time I will hopefully be better," the top-seeded Serbian added.

"He was changing a lot of pace," said Djokovic, "and I am not used to playing such a player. I didn't play well, but I won."

“I’m happy that I’m through in straight sets but it certainly wasn’t the performance I was looking for,” said Djokovic. “I didn’t expect him to play so many short balls and with the change of pace that’s probably what didn’t give me a lot of rhythm. But it’s alright. Hopefully I can improve my game towards the finish of the tournament.”

Herdwick
02-24-2009, 05:25 PM
For those with working French, L'Equipe sums it up pretty well.

http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2009/20090224_173501_djokovic-sans-briller.html

zsanika
02-24-2009, 05:30 PM
It's my first match, and I didn't have a lot of practice here and arrived two days ago from Europe. But it's all right. Hopefully I can go with my game towards the finish of the tournament.

kalisita
02-24-2009, 06:08 PM
For those with working French, L'Equipe sums it up pretty well.

http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2009/20090224_173501_djokovic-sans-briller.html

Spot on really. At least much better than the ATP site, which says "Djokovic Cruises" at the top of the headlines right now. Maybe whoever does the website doesn't actually like watching the matches? :shrug:

Lee
02-24-2009, 08:40 PM
For those with working French, L'Equipe sums it up pretty well.

http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/breves2009/20090224_173501_djokovic-sans-briller.html

Agree although I only have very limited French but with google translation, that's good enough.

shuhrat
02-24-2009, 08:42 PM
TennisTV.com Interview (http://www.tennistv.com/page/TennisTV/TournamentInterviews/DubaiMen/0,,11444~1568905,00.html)

tangerine_dream
02-24-2009, 08:49 PM
Do any of these news sites bother to watch the matches or are they just taking wild guesses looking at the scoreline?

FoxSports headline: "Djokovic sharp in Dubai opener"

O Rly? :o

Running:Free
02-24-2009, 08:50 PM
:spit: The match calling, in here :lol:

Sucky-Nole prevails once again :rocker2:

He better make it to the weekend, or at the very least get a day-match before loosing, so I can watch :armed:

Just sayin' :p :shrug:

Lee
02-24-2009, 08:55 PM
Do any of these news sites bother to watch the matches or are they just taking wild guesses looking at the scoreline?

FoxSports headline: "Djokovic sharp in Dubai opener"

O Rly? :o

Probably the person only watched the first 3 games :rolls:

Herdwick
02-24-2009, 08:56 PM
Do any of these news sites bother to watch the matches or are they just taking wild guesses looking at the scoreline?

FoxSports headline: "Djokovic sharp in Dubai opener"

O Rly? :o

:shrug: A thin coating of postmodern irony anyone?

:D But at least you and Andy are having a better year so far than we are. Coupled with dumping Georgie-boy and losing Rogie from the DC it's all coming together for you people across the pond eh?

Spirit_fire
02-24-2009, 11:44 PM
So it wasn't the most high quality match? :tape:
Ah well at least he is through and has a chance to improve in the next round.

Another night match... :fiery: I won't be able to watch this one either...

~Maya~
02-25-2009, 01:54 AM
This guy had six break opportunities against Nole? :rolleyes:.

Hopefully, he will improve. Good luck Nole

Masha91
02-25-2009, 03:54 AM
Oh well, a win is a win. Pick it up in the next round Nole, good luck!

jchuabh
02-25-2009, 04:12 AM
Furiouser and furiouser I'm getting.

He allowed himself to get broken TWICE by a gnat of a perennial journeyman ranked 125! Just try doing that with Cilic...can you imagine him breaking the Croat 4 times in 2 sets? Cos you so don't want to have to take a monster server to a tiebreak.

It wouldn't be so bad if he was about to be overtaken by another dish like, say, Gulbis, but that hideous hash of haggis? Pretty soon, tennis commentaries should be available only on radio.

Masha91
02-25-2009, 04:29 AM
Hmm I know, he definitely won't get away with that type of play against Cilic, we'll just have to hope that he starts getting into some better form, I would hate do see the third spot taken away from him and given to Murray.

Chupakabra
02-25-2009, 08:26 AM
IMO, maybe the right explanation of Nole's poor performance in the opening round of Dubai just lies in normal process of adaptation to the court and different conditions (indoor HC to outdoor HC). All the top players are not like machines. You can't expect them to play perfectly all the time, with some conditions changing so swiftly.

I mean, look at Gilles Simon's performance in the first round. He lost the first set against 469th-ranked Kuwaiti wildcard Mohammed Ghareeb and hardly managed to win :eek: And Murray as well. Nobody could predict that he would lose the first set against Stakhovsky. That's the proof to support my claim, and this is what Simon says about his match:

"I just arrived from Marseille and yesterday was the first time I played outside, and it's so different," said Simon. "So at the beginning of the match I was really playing bad. I had a lot of problems in my game.

"He was confident and he just played an amazing match. That's why it was so hard."

http://uk.reuters.com/article/UK_TENNIS/idUKLO1755020090224?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0

Nole was even most impressive out of three of them (Nole, Simon, Murray) in the first round, according to the result, at least...

zsanika
02-25-2009, 09:18 AM
http://www.barclaysdubaitennischampionships.com/2/transcripts/interviews/djokovic2.pdf
interview yesterday

zsanika
02-25-2009, 11:49 AM
Cilic - Benneteau 6-3, 4-6, 7-5,Cilic will be the next ...in the 1st set he was very good...match stats:aces:9,1st serve 54%,match time 2:23

*Raine
02-25-2009, 11:54 AM
Probably the person only watched the first 3 games :rolls:

This post FTW! :rolls::rolls::rolls:


I hope Clement (in this case hopefully Andy is still sleeping on the court :o) and Novak wins today. :bounce::bigclap::yippee::rocker2:

Can't wait to see Miljan. :D:hearts:

Lee
02-25-2009, 12:47 PM
Again, MTF is slow :fiery: Hope it gets better during Nole's match.

Lee
02-25-2009, 02:00 PM
Gasquet and Bolelli's match is going the distance. Have to wait longer for Nole's match. It may be very late before he finishes his match :mad:

kalisita
02-25-2009, 02:10 PM
Gasquet and Bolelli's match is going the distance. Have to wait longer for Nole's match. It may be very late before he finishes his match :mad:

Gasquet better win! Or this match will have been prolonged for nothing in my mind. :fiery:

Lee
02-25-2009, 02:12 PM
Simone fangirl here but he's not going to win :sobbing:

kalisita
02-25-2009, 02:25 PM
Simone fangirl here but he's not going to win :sobbing:

It's beginning to look like neither is going to win! :rolleyes: Very grateful for TBs at the moment.

Masha91
02-25-2009, 02:26 PM
Yeah, I hope Richie wins too!

Lee
02-25-2009, 02:34 PM
It's beginning to look like neither is going to win! :rolleyes: Very grateful for TBs at the moment.

Simone is going to lose his serve at 4-5. Trust me :p

Lee
02-25-2009, 02:38 PM
Simone is going to lose his serve at 4-5. Trust me :p

Ok, at 5-6 then :p

kalisita
02-25-2009, 02:52 PM
Ok, at 5-6 then :p

What's your prediction now? :p

Lee
02-25-2009, 02:59 PM
What's your prediction now? :p

I am not going to jinx :tape:

Lee
02-25-2009, 03:00 PM
Ouch Richie and then Ouch Simone.

These two are mental giant :sobbing:

Lee
02-25-2009, 03:01 PM
See, Bolelli is a bigger mental midget :sobbing:

kalisita
02-25-2009, 03:02 PM
Gasquet finally decided he wanted to win! :) Past 8 now.

Herdwick
02-25-2009, 03:04 PM
:kiss: Richie - Merci Cheri

Masha91
02-25-2009, 03:05 PM
Allez Richie, wow that was tough.

kalisita
02-25-2009, 03:05 PM
See, Bolelli is a bigger mental midget :sobbing:

:hug:

Sadly, that seemed to be what it came down to, though both came up with some great points throughout the match.

Herdwick
02-25-2009, 03:07 PM
Late night for Nogling here. But we have no other lives :D

Lee
02-25-2009, 03:10 PM
:hug:

Sadly, that seemed to be what it came down to, though both came up with some great points throughout the match.

Thanks! Simone played much better than I expected. The match was an excellent quality one if not for the occasional mental breakdown.

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 03:14 PM
Late night for Nogling here. But we have no other lives :D

Hopefully Arnaud will despatch Murray very quickly :angel:

And here is a complete transcript of Nole's interview after the Cippola match:-

http://www.barclaysdubaitennischampionships.com/2/transcripts/interviews/djokovic2.pdf

An interview with:
NOVAK DJOKOVIC
THE MODERATOR: All right.
Questions, please.
Q. Your thoughts on the match?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I'm happy that I'm through in straight sets, but certainly it wasn't the performance I was looking for. I didn't expect him to play so many short balls, and with a change of pace, and that's probably what didn't give me a lot of rhythm. It's my first match, and I didn't have a lot of practice here and arrived two days ago from Europe. But it's all right. Hopefully I can go with my game towards the finish of the tournament.

Q. Is it tougher to switch from indoors to out, or go outdoors to in?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I think indoors to outdoors, because outdoors, you have elements probably that affect most,wind, heat, sun, things like that; it's different. Indoors, you can get more still conditions and get rhythm much faster than outdoors.But as I said, you always need a couple of days, which I didn't have. That's probably the
reason why I had a little weaker performance today.

Q. What did you think when you heard that Federer and Nadal were not playing here? Did you feel disappointed that you could not test yourself against them?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: No. I didn't have any feelings to be honest. I just try to focus on myself and I had some ups and downs this year. I didn't really start the year the -- the way things went, it was a little more difficult for me. So I'mtrying to get on the right path, and that's what the most matters for me.

Q. Most of us have not seen you since Australia. What happened in theaftermath of that? How were you after that, and what did you do to sort of pick yourself up again?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I had to take some time off. There were speculations about that in the media, which I understand, obviously, but the people don't understand how hot it was.And there was no absolutely logic in me
playing during the day, if I finished 2:00, 2:30 in the morning the night before. There was a couple of things involved, but I just don't want to come back to it. It's just what has been, it has been. It's passed.

Q. But you're okay physically?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, I'm okay now.

Q. You spoke about, obviously,tonight, struggling to find your rhythm. Is there a sense sometimes that in the first round, you actually prefer a three-set match so you just get more court time?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I don't know.It's really hard to say. You always want to finish earlier, and winning in straight sets, but maybe sometimes three sets is needed.I don't think tonight's goal was to play three sets. I think it was just to perform good tennis, be aggressive. I was a bit too aggressive.I made some unforced errors, but happy to be in the second round.

Q. With all of the pressure and expectation that you've experienced over the past 12 months, are you enjoying this game quite as much as you once did?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, look, it's a good question. I always try to enjoy what I do on and off the court. And really, I certainly don't have too many issues outside of the court, because I try to be as positive as I can, and try to enjoy the life. And I'm really happy with all of the things that are happening for me. I have a great surroundings, great people, honest people who have been really supporting me in my career. The only thing is for sure I didn't like the things that have been happening around in this, you know, last, seven, eight months in the media about me. But you know, that's a part of the life and I just have to deal with it.

Q. How are the tournament preparations coming on for Belgrade, with your family running it?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, we are directly involved in the organization. I can say that I'm really happy with the way things are going. We are on schedule and we will try to make one of the best organized events in the world, really. I know it's the first year, but me as a player, from the player's perspective, I know all of the things which are really important from the player's side, and of course sponsor's side. And all Serbia is now living for tennis. It's the No. 1 sport, and everybody wants to come almost to attend the event, which helps us, as well.

Q. What sort of field have you got?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Sorry?

Q. What sort of field have you got?
What players have you got?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, we are still negotiating. We are still negotiating. I can't say the names. I don't want to announce before it's certain.

Q. You're seeded No. 1. If seedings go to form, could you place Andy in the final on Saturday. If that happens, how would you feel about that?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It's still a long way, a long way to the final. I have tough encounters. Every match is important as the final. Next round I have Hernych, I won against him last week in Marseilles. Hopefully I can get through that, and then I have opponents like Cilic, who has lost only one match this year.
Let's see if it comes through to my encounter against Andy. I think everybody would like to see that, but we go step-by-step.

Q. They are talking about the dreamfinal to see seed one versus seed two.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes.

Q. How impressed are you with the way Andy is playing, two titles this seasonalready?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, look, he'sone of best players in the world, there's no doubt.He's been playing fantastic tennis in the past couple of months, and he's proven that.So, he gained a lot of strength physically.He's there at the top and he always was playing really smart tennis and with a great touch.So, you know, it's a matter of time when he can win a Grand Slam title.

Q. Next week in Spain, Davis Cup, is it a big, big favorite or just a favorite?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: The title defenders are obviously the, defenders whoever we play, and Spain is the best team in the world at the moment.But one thing is for sure; that we are not going there to, you know, just play some good
tennis. I think we have quite a young team, which can really challenge every team on the world on every surface. I believe that.Of course, Rafa not playing makes a whole lot of difference, but still, they are favorites.

Q. Coming back to today's match, were you happy with your first serve? You missed a lot of first serves.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, not really. But I'm trying to take the best out of it. I think I need to work on the serve and some other elements of my game in these couple of days, if I may still in the tournament.So as I said, I didn't get an outdoor match since the Australian Open and played in the indoors most of this time. So still need some time to get used to the conditions.

Q. When there was a doubt about this tournament, the question was that you would get a Visa; were you consulted by the ATP about this?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Not really. I wasn't consulted by anybody. I did follow, and I was informed, because it was a big story. It was a very difficult thing and very sensitive for both sides, but I'm glad it got solved.

zsanika
02-25-2009, 03:20 PM
poor Nole:-( when will he play today??late at night?!and tomorrow?!

Herdwick
02-25-2009, 03:22 PM
And he'll finish after his bedtime :sad:

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 03:27 PM
And he'll finish after his bedtime :sad:

Good thing none of us are there then - so he can be assured of going straight to sleep :angel:

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 03:42 PM
Video of Nole's interview after the Cippola match http://www.tennistv.com/page/TennisTV/TournamentInterviews/DubaiMen/0,,11444~1568905,00.html

kalisita
02-25-2009, 04:02 PM
Tomorrow's schedule is out. The winner of Nole's match plays first night match tomorrow. Against Cilic, who's been done about 4.5 hrs and counting now. :( Hurry up Andy!

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009
Please Note: Dubai is +4 hours GMT

CENTRE COURT start 2:00 PM
[3] G Simon (FRA) vs F Santoro (FRA)
[6] I Andreev (RUS) or D Tursunov (RUS) vs [4] D Ferrer (ESP)
Not Before 7:00 PM
[1] N Djokovic (SRB) or J Hernych (CZE) vs [5] M Cilic (CRO)
R Gasquet (FRA) vs A Clement (FRA) or [2] A Murray (GBR)

COURT ONE start 3:30 PM
J Knowle (AUT) / J Melzer (AUT) vs M Matkowski (POL) / R Schuettler (GER)
S Bolelli (ITA) / I Karlovic (CRO) vs [WC] P Amritraj (IND) / A Qureshi (PAK) or M Damm (CZE) / R Lindstedt (SWE)
R de Voest (RSA) / D Tursunov (RUS) vs [2] M Bhupathi (IND) / M Knowles (BAH) - After Suitable Rest
J Coetzee (RSA) / W Moodie (RSA) vs D Ferrer (ESP) / M Safin (RUS)

Lee
02-25-2009, 04:14 PM
Why I'm not surprised at this ridiculous schedule :p

Lee
02-25-2009, 04:53 PM
Black with yellow jacket. :yeah:

MagicMilan
02-25-2009, 04:58 PM
ajde :)

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:03 PM
Dropshot of death making it's appearance early I see :rolleyes:

Hi Milan :wavey:

Lee
02-25-2009, 05:06 PM
Can't play worse than his first game, no? :scared:

shuhrat
02-25-2009, 05:07 PM
His backhand approach shots in the middle of the court :tape:

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:10 PM
Can't play worse than his first game, no? :scared:

Please don't tempt fate :tape:

His backhand approach shots in the middle of the court :tape:

Hana :wavey: Good evening :)

kalisita
02-25-2009, 05:11 PM
Can't play worse than his first game, no? :scared:

That is the hope.

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:12 PM
That is the hope.

Kalisita :kiss:

WTF :fiery: Dima just lost after being a set up :spit:

Lee
02-25-2009, 05:13 PM
WTF with his backhand today? :armed:

shuhrat
02-25-2009, 05:15 PM
Hana :wavey: Good evening :)
Hi, Rosie :) Hope he can make good morning for me.

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:15 PM
I think he may be playing worse than against Cippola :unsure: :o

kalisita
02-25-2009, 05:16 PM
3 games in and he already looks miserable and frustrated. Oh, man! :sad:

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:18 PM
Marian and Miljan both look :unsure:

Herdwick
02-25-2009, 05:19 PM
Well at least hes' in black so we've got something to look at - just try to ignore the tennis:angel:

But Cilic will squash him like a gnat at this rate :sad:

Lee
02-25-2009, 05:19 PM
He'll be mince meat vs any of the players on court in the previous 2 matches I watched. :o

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:21 PM
Commentators said Cilic has only lost one match this year :confused: Is this really so? If so - goodbye Nole :sad:

Lee
02-25-2009, 05:22 PM
Commentators said Cilic has only lost one match this year :confused: Is this really so? If so - goodbye Nole :sad:

yes, he won Chennai before AO and Zagreb after AO

kalisita
02-25-2009, 05:22 PM
Kalisita :kiss:

WTF :fiery: Dima just lost after being a set up :spit:

This was the 7th time they've played. Igor now leads 6-1, with 5 going to 3. Kind of normal for them I guess. :shrug:


I can't believe Nole missed that! :eek: This is going to be a long freaking match it seems. :o

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:23 PM
:unsure: Off to pour myself a large gin and tonic :sad: I fear I'm going to need it before this match is over :sad:

Lee
02-25-2009, 05:24 PM
:help:

kalisita
02-25-2009, 05:28 PM
:unsure: Off to pour myself a large gin and tonic :sad: I fear I'm going to need it before this match is over :sad:

It is depressing watching lately. This last 2 matches especially. Even the crowd seems bummed. He may drive us all to not just drink, but become full blown alcoholics.

Lee
02-25-2009, 05:31 PM
It's depressing. Period.

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:32 PM
It is depressing watching lately. This last 2 matches especially. Even the crowd seems bummed. He may drive us all to not just drink, but become full blown alcoholics.

Yep! This match is particularly bad I think. I've taken to reading the newspaper wihilst watching - it's less intense and painful that way.

Lee
02-25-2009, 05:32 PM
Lucky to get away with the bp. :o

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:35 PM
I think he thought he was out of that game :unsure:

kalisita
02-25-2009, 05:35 PM
Let's hope that gets him going now! (we will not think about what it means that it taking so much today.)

Herdwick
02-25-2009, 05:35 PM
*Thumps chest*

JP's got his DS out and is sudoku-ing to take his mind off things.

ellen_
02-25-2009, 05:36 PM
My commentator said "At least he got a smiley face on his dampner" :haha: It better starts looking angry at Nole from time to time ;)

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:38 PM
*Thumps chest*

JP's got his DS out and is sudoku-ing to take his mind off things.

Well Alex just suggested that if we all wanted to follow a handsome Serbian tennis player, he would dress in black and take up the game, because he couldn't be any worse than Nole is :tape:

"At least he got a smiley face on his dampner" :haha: It better starts looking angry at Nole from time to time ;)

He always has that! For all the good it does him :tape:

shuhrat
02-25-2009, 05:39 PM
no point construction, no game plan. just spread the ball.
What's wrong with him? :sobbing:

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:41 PM
Come on Nole FFS :spit: Raise your game - break him here.

Lee
02-25-2009, 05:42 PM
They seem to play the game "I can play worse than you" :tape: instead of tennis.

shuhrat
02-25-2009, 05:44 PM
How many winners did he make so far?
I can't remember any of them. :p

kalisita
02-25-2009, 05:44 PM
BP!

Shit! This Hernych getting on my nerves.

Caught the line and at deuce! Good bc that was def a winner!

Come on Nole! BP#2! Take it!

Alright! :woohoo:

Now, got to serve it out! :eek:

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:45 PM
Cilic sure won't give Nole the gifts that Hernych has tonight :rolleyes:

And hands up who is :unsure: that Nole won't hold here whilst serving for the set?

Lee
02-25-2009, 05:46 PM
How many winners did he make so far?
I can't remember any of them. :p

The one that wipe out Hernych's game point?

:rolls: dropshot of death again, I doubt he will serve out the set. :tape:

Lee
02-25-2009, 05:47 PM
What a set! :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:48 PM
Thank God for that :rolleyes: A few (just a few) rare glimpses of the real Djokovic in that last game. Now come on Nole - show us how good you are in the next set :)

shuhrat
02-25-2009, 05:50 PM
served it out easily! He plays unusually today. :lol:

kalisita
02-25-2009, 05:50 PM
:bigclap: There's the first set with little drama serving! One to go! I do think he's playing a little bit better those last couple games. Hopefully get better in 2nd. Makes me nervous that he's serving 2nd though. :unsure:

Herdwick
02-25-2009, 05:54 PM
A whisker of improvement I think now.

OT Miljan reminds me of Fingermouse

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 05:58 PM
A whisker of improvement I think now.

OT Miljan reminds me of Fingermouse

:speakles: For once I am lost for words!! :speakles:

Herdwick
02-25-2009, 06:00 PM
:speakles: For once I am lost for words!! :speakles:

But he does! Look...

And he's even more like Midge from Mary, Mungo and Midge.

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:01 PM
To maintain my sanity, I am going to watch news on TV. :o

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 06:02 PM
But he does! Look...

Or Midge.

I am still :speakles:

And WTF is Nole doing in this game now? :spit:

ellen_
02-25-2009, 06:12 PM
Olééé :aparty: Dropshot! :p I'm seeing so many missed dropshots lately :tape:

D'oh! :smash: Break.

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:13 PM
You can save 2 bps and I am going to show you I can do it too. :sobbing:

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:14 PM
But he can't :lol: DF to lose the game. :smash:

Herdwick
02-25-2009, 06:14 PM
:banghead:

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 06:16 PM
My livestream died :rolleyes: By the time I got it back he was a break down - oh my :sad:

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:17 PM
I lost count on how many UEs there.

kalisita
02-25-2009, 06:18 PM
Turning from depressing to disgusting. :banghead: :help:

:drink:

ellen_
02-25-2009, 06:22 PM
He just doesn't wanna go to bed apparently :shrug:

Herdwick
02-25-2009, 06:22 PM
When you're up to your neck in hot water, be like the kettle and sing.:shrug:

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:22 PM
And he let Hernych served out the match at love.

I really don't know what he's doing out there. Or if he's really out there.

shuhrat
02-25-2009, 06:23 PM
50% first serve in and 33% second serve point :help:

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:24 PM
He wants match practise :banghead:

kalisita
02-25-2009, 06:28 PM
How low can we go here ? :o Come on Nole! Let's care here.

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:29 PM
I don't know, kalisita! Another love game by Hernych and Nole doesn't look like he cares.

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:29 PM
And now Hernych is sooooo confident that his shots are painting the lines. And running down every shots

kalisita
02-25-2009, 06:31 PM
Pathetic. Why did he even bother to come if he hates being out there so much? :confused:

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:34 PM
I can't find any more adjectives to describe his play. :shrug:

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 06:34 PM
Oh dear - I am lost for words, and the haters will have a field day - again :rolleyes:

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:36 PM
The commentators are right. How much deeper he is willing to dig and how hard he wants to win this match?

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 06:38 PM
The commentators are right. How much deeper he is willing to dig and how hard he wants to win this match?

I don't see it - I really don't :shrug:

ellewoods
02-25-2009, 06:39 PM
I want some sort of emotional reaction...this passive thing nole has going is not working for me...or him :fiery:

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:39 PM
I don't see it - I really don't :shrug:

Same here. The fire and desire to win are lost from his eyes.

And somehow he managed to break back.

Björki
02-25-2009, 06:39 PM
Breeeeeeeeeak :)

adje Nole :bounce:

kalisita
02-25-2009, 06:41 PM
Back on serve. Now, let's see how this game goes. (MTF getting slower for me in order to compound the misery.)

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:42 PM
Lost 3 straight points :tape:

kalisita
02-25-2009, 06:46 PM
From 30-0 to BP :mad:!

GP! Hold here! Finally!

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:46 PM
See Nole, you can dig deeper.

shuhrat
02-25-2009, 06:51 PM
Finally I can see A backhand winner. :sobbing:

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:51 PM
:lol: the commentators are more excited with that bhdtl winner than Nole.

Ajde Nole! Break!

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 06:52 PM
He looks so :sad: and somewhat scared :awww: I hate to see him like this :awww:

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:53 PM
more drop shot of death. :worship:

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:53 PM
Another bh winner :eek:

ellewoods
02-25-2009, 06:55 PM
:lol: the commentators are more excited with that bhdtl winner than Nole.

Ajde Nole! Break!

my thoughts exactly! it seems like it's been aaages since i've seen him playing a dtl winner!

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 06:57 PM
Marian needs to make him practice serves for hours, and hours...... and hours :devil:

shuhrat
02-25-2009, 06:57 PM
my thoughts exactly! it seems like it's been aaages since i've seen him playing a dtl winner!
Because he keeps slicing with backhand over and over passively. :o

Lee
02-25-2009, 06:59 PM
Because he keeps slicing with backhand over and over passively. :o

Because he totally could not find the range on his backhand in the beginning :o

Herdwick
02-25-2009, 07:00 PM
There is something wrong somewhere in his life. He's looks as if he's just had all the life drained out of him.

And this commentator seems to think Nole's support is like playing at home wherever he goes :rolleyes:

kalisita
02-25-2009, 07:02 PM
more drop shot of death. :worship:

:yeah: While in a time of crisis, you go with what works. ;)


An easy hold for once. Now, time to break and get off the court. After midnight already.

OH, well, an even easier hold for Hernych.

*Ljubica*
02-25-2009, 07:02 PM
There is something wrong somewhere in his life. He's looks as if he's just had all the life drained out of him.

And this commentator seems to think Nole's support is like playing at home wherever he goes :rolleyes:

I agree with the first part :sad: Family stuff, relationship stress - it's got to be something making him look and react like this. I sincerely do not see him winning this match at all :sad:

shuhrat
02-25-2009, 07:05 PM
Come on, Nole! :armed:

Lee
02-25-2009, 07:06 PM
I agree with the first part :sad: Family stuff, relationship stress - it's got to be something making him look and react like this. I sincerely do not see him winning this match at all :sad:


Even he sneaks pass this one, he will be mauled by Cilic