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Indian Summer in Indian Wells! Beat the Heat NOLE! Cheering Thread QF vs Roddick

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ellen_
03-17-2009, 07:53 PM
Good evening :bounce: Everybody ready? How's the cat, Rose?

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 07:55 PM
Ellen :wavey: Good evening :) Yes - I'm ready - just been watching a replay of Tsonga (in bright yellow), and then Ljubicic (in bright orange). They look like a collection of citrus fruits ripe for picking :)

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 08:02 PM
We have a sick cat? Nothing serious I hope?

Evening not starting well - Arsenal already down 0-1 at home to Hull :sad:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:05 PM
Looks like the stadium is deserted.

ellen_
03-17-2009, 08:05 PM
Ellen :wavey: Good evening :) Yes - I'm ready - just been watching a replay of Tsonga (in bright yellow), and then Ljubicic (in bright orange). They look like a collection of citrus fruits ripe for picking :)

Nole can be the kiwi in the fruit bowl then. Don't shoot me, but I'm starting to like the green :rolleyes: And the cap too. I've never liked it, have no idea what's wrong with me.

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:08 PM
We have a sick cat? Nothing serious I hope?

Evening not starting well - Arsenal already down 0-1 at home to Hull :sad:

No - just been fighting and got yet another abscess :rolleyes: Vet gave him a slow-release antibiotic injection and some pain killers and anti-inflammatories. Says she thinks they'll do the trick - if not I have to take him back on Friday morning and he'll have to have a minor procedure to have it lanced :unsure: He's asleep on the arm of my chair right now :zzz:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:10 PM
Nole can be the kiwi in the fruit bowl then. Don't shoot me, but I'm starting to like the green :rolleyes: And the cap too. I've never liked it, have no idea what's wrong with me.

:lol: The green kind of matches his eyes (and mine :unsure: ) Guess it's growing on me a bit too if I'm honest :o

arm
03-17-2009, 08:11 PM
:bounce:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:13 PM
Can't believe he missed that! A lot of work for nothing.

WOW! Caught the line!

ellen_
03-17-2009, 08:13 PM
What a shame for that linejudge :awww:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:14 PM
:bounce:

You found us :D

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 08:15 PM
:wavey:

Awww - abscesses are common but still nasty. My DD Bunter had one and we had to drain it every night for nearly a week :hug: for :cat:

Hull have just had a goal disallowed - so Arsenal could be 0-2 down I do hope this isn't an omen.

:bounce: for break

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:15 PM
BP! And the early break! No fooling around today Nole! Consolidate here!

ellen_
03-17-2009, 08:15 PM
HOLD, please :hug:

:armed:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:16 PM
My boyfriend asked me out for dinner and I said that I could only go if he'd bring me home at 8pm. :rolls:

Have to watch :shrug:

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:17 PM
Just in time! :dance:

Hey Lee...was Roger playing football with Nole? Cause I know they have had problems in the past but Nole has two pictures of Roger from IW kicking a ball in his gallery. :lol: I think they may have been...anyway that was a totally off topic fangirlish question but I was pleasantly surprised to see Rog there. :)

I mentioned in my blog here which I put up last night ;)

Not sure if there's another encounter but the one I saw on last Thursday. It's almost the end of Nole's fun time in the grass area (all the pics and vids I post in this thread) and Roger came to warm up before he hit the practice court. They exchanged a few words and Roger kicked back a few strayed football back ;) You can't say they are friendly in the way Nole is with Viktor and Janko :lol: but they are definitely not like what MTFers believe.

arm
03-17-2009, 08:17 PM
I :inlove: this outfit. :D

*Raine
03-17-2009, 08:17 PM
Pfftt.. :rolleyes:

I'm going back to bed. I can't find any livestream that will work for me. So much for waking up at 4 am. :tape::tape::tape:

Good luck Nole and don't mess up. ;)

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:18 PM
Ace #1!

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:18 PM
:wavey:

Awww - abscesses are common but still nasty. My DD Bunter had one and we had to drain it every night for nearly a week :hug: for :cat:

Hull have just had a goal disallowed - so Arsenal could be 0-2 down I do hope this isn't an omen.

:awww: Poor Wilby gets quite a lot of them :sad: He's a typical ginger tom, and a bit of a street-fighter :o Trouble is, now he's old, the younger :cat: in the neighbourhood can normally do him more damage that he does them - but he never learns his lesson.

Arsenal :help: Yes I hope it's not an omen :unsure: Nole broke but will he hold his own serve? :unsure:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:18 PM
Good hold! Seems focused today.

arm
03-17-2009, 08:19 PM
:awww: So sorry Raine. :hug:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:19 PM
Break again! :bounce:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:20 PM
My boyfriend asked me out for dinner and I said that I could only go if he'd bring me home at 8pm. :rolls:

Have to watch :shrug:

:yeah: Good girl! Make sure he knows the score right from the start :D Poor Joao :awww:

Pfftt.. :rolleyes:

I'm going back to bed. I can't find any livestream that will work for me. So much for waking up at 4 am. :tape::tape::tape:

Good luck Nole and don't mess up. ;)

:awww: Raine :hug: I'm sorry :hug:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:21 PM
Sarah Foster and Haas are engaged? I didn't know that.

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:21 PM
My boyfriend asked me out for dinner and I said that I could only go if he'd bring me home at 8pm. :rolls:

Have to watch :shrug:


Did he ask "May I stay with you to watch?"

*Raine
03-17-2009, 08:22 PM
:awww: So sorry Raine. :hug:

:yeah: Good girl! Make sure he knows the score right from the start :D Poor Joao :awww:

:awww: Raine :hug: I'm sorry :hug:

It's okay. It's been like this since after the AO anyway. Good night :sad:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:22 PM
I had been following/loving Nole long before I met him. :shrug: :rolls:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:23 PM
Did he ask "May I stay with you to watch?"

No, he knows I can only watch Nole alone... :rolls:

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 08:25 PM
Very nice so far. Churchillian fortitude not yet required :lol:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:25 PM
He is doing very well! :D

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:25 PM
Nole, please continue to hit the ball cleanly.

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:26 PM
Serving very well today so far! :clap2:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:26 PM
No, he knows I can only watch Nole alone... :rolls:

He'll get used to it :p Just like poor Alex and JP have had to :tape: It is a small price to pay for the delights of our company the rest of the time!

arm
03-17-2009, 08:28 PM
It's not really like JP and Alex. :rolls: far from it. But yes, I get what you mean. ;)

I woudn't forgive myself if I lost this. :shrug: :bounce:

:inlove:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:29 PM
Haas's lady is extremely pretty - very natural looking against some of the tennis WAGs. I wouldn't want to put up with his miserable temper all the time though :help:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:29 PM
Haas is still the same person :haha:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:29 PM
DEFENSE! 2 BPs!

ellen_
03-17-2009, 08:30 PM
:banana:

Haas :rolls: Point penalty.

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:30 PM
That racquet :lol: What a break :lol:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:30 PM
This is why I can't stand him. Nole is a better player and is playing better right now. GET OVER IT! :mad:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:31 PM
2nd break! :bounce: Stay focused now Nole!

I didn't think Haas should really be able to beat Nole, but I didn't think it would this easy. Nole keeping the pressure on and Haas already getting emotional. Just hope Nole doesn't let up.

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 08:31 PM
Temper, temper Tommy.

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:31 PM
This is why I can't stand him. Nole is a better player and is playing better right now. GET OVER IT! :mad:

I can't stand him either :devil: Our commentators said he just got a point penalty for bashing his racquet again in the change of ends :tape:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:31 PM
Haas got a point penalty. Don't see that very often.

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:33 PM
Our boy is good today so far :inlove: :hearts:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:33 PM
Stadium pretty full now. Nice to see.

arm
03-17-2009, 08:34 PM
It's just such a childish behaviour :shrug:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:36 PM
Abuse of ball. Racket abuse. Point penalties. Musical interludes creating lets. This match has it all! :lol:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:36 PM
It's just such a childish behaviour :shrug:

Remember how he used to shout and rant at that poor old coach of his - Red Ames? If I were a man I would have told him where to go years before they split :devil:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:36 PM
3 UEs after that let. Hope it didn't take Nole out of the zone.

arm
03-17-2009, 08:37 PM
Nole has the crowd against him. But this time I don't understand why. Haas? :spit:

Baghdatis#1
03-17-2009, 08:37 PM
Nole:woohoo:

Keep it up:rocker2:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:38 PM
Serve the set out :bounce:

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:38 PM
I can't stand him either :devil: Our commentators said he just got a point penalty for bashing his racquet again in the change of ends :tape:

First he hit the ball almost out of the stadium (which is really quite amazing considering the height :lol: ) and then he smashed and broke his racket. So 2 warnings ---> one point penalty.

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 08:38 PM
HT - still 0-1 Grrr.

But California playing Tarzan Boy - wow that takes me back :lol:

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:39 PM
Nole has the crowd against him. But this time I don't understand why. Haas? :spit:

Haas is considered American as he basically trained and lived in US most of his life.

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:40 PM
Nole has the crowd against him. But this time I don't understand why. Haas? :spit:

I guess because he's much older and the "underdog", - plus Haas has lived in The States for years and his girlfriend is American I believe - so they probably feel he is one of them :)

arm
03-17-2009, 08:40 PM
Oh at least there's a valid reason. :rolls: I never thought about him as American. :o

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:42 PM
HOLD your f****** serve Novak :devil:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:42 PM
Nole has the crowd against him. But this time I don't understand why. Haas? :spit:

Haas has lived in the US a long time. A lot of people in the US like him. He's a name a lot of them recognize, at least those who follow tennis.

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:43 PM
6-2 :woohoo:

One more to go Nole!!!

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 08:43 PM
6-2 :bounce:

But only muted applause - you don't deserve him you ungrateful bunch.

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:44 PM
:bigclap: 1st set won! One to go! :bigclap:

Good opening set. Hitting clean. Serving at 73%. Putting a lot of pressure on Haas while not getting pressured very much. :bounce: Nice.

Keep it up in the 2nd! :rocker2:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:44 PM
:woohoo: :bounce:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:44 PM
Way to go Nole :yeah: First set in the bag - good boy :inlove:

tangerine_dream
03-17-2009, 08:45 PM
:wavey: I just tuned in. Looks like Novak has this match under control, that's good, Tommy can be dangerous when he's on. Keep it up, Nole. :bounce:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:45 PM
6-2 :bounce:

But only muted applause - you don't deserve him you ungrateful bunch.

You, me, Rosie, Lee, kalisita and Raine. (hope am not forgetting anyone who is posting right now :awww:) Just us, we would have made a lot more noise. :devil:

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 08:46 PM
Haas is playing so bad it's tough to say how Nole's form is :lol: :tape:

Close it out fast, Novak :rocker2:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:46 PM
Tangy :kiss:

I :inlove: Sean Penn. :rolls:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:47 PM
FSN switching to WTA! :mad::crying2:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:47 PM
:woohoo: A good dropshot!

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:48 PM
FSN switched to Peer and Viktoria :sobbing:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:48 PM
Timmy :wavey: Tangy :kiss: Lee :hatoff: Good evening :wavey:

Come on Nole - keep it up - hold your serve and stay focused.

arm
03-17-2009, 08:49 PM
FSN :smash:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:50 PM
Haas must have the dirtiest mouth on the Tour :spit: Even worse than Murray.

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:50 PM
Herdwich, can't say the IW crowd response well to Nole. During weekdays, most of the attendance are retired people and very conservative. That's why most of the time, players are at ease moving around the tournament ground with much harassment. ;)

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:51 PM
Haas must have the dirtiest mouth on the Tour :spit: Even worse than Murray.

Most Germans :lol: Even Rainer who's very gentle but when he swear.......... :tape:

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:52 PM
Excellent passing shot! :bounce:

tangerine_dream
03-17-2009, 08:52 PM
R:F, I'd say Novak is looking very sharp and Tommy is atrocious. I'd like to think that's due to Nole's form. :angel:

Tangy :kiss:

I :inlove: Sean Penn. :rolls:
Yay, heh. He rocks. :D :cool: :kiss:

ellen_
03-17-2009, 08:52 PM
You, me, Rosie, Lee, kalisita and Raine. (hope am not forgetting anyone who is posting right now :awww:) Just us, we would have made a lot more noise. :devil:

I'm here too :awww:

That last rally :banana: Mixing up nicely.

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:53 PM
Most Germans :lol: Even Rainer who's very gentle but when he swear.......... :tape:

I somehow can't imagine Rainer swearing :o Must admit Haas still has one amazing backhand when it's "on". It is a thing of beauty.

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:53 PM
Nice! :)

Nice try Tommy but no go!

arm
03-17-2009, 08:53 PM
woow! :D

arm
03-17-2009, 08:54 PM
I'm here too :awww:

That last rally :banana: Mixing up nicely.

Sorry. :kiss: :hug:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:54 PM
0-30! Come on Nole! Break!

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:55 PM
I'm here too :awww:

That last rally :banana: Mixing up nicely.

How could we forget you? :awww:

Two break points :bounce:

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:55 PM
I somehow can't imagine Rainer swearing :o

:lol: He got a warning from the umpire who know German last year's 1st round match. It's so loud (he's in the small outside court) that almost the whole tournament ground would here him.

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:56 PM
:lol: He got a warning from the umpire who know German last year's 1st round match. It's so loud (he's in the small outside court) that almost the whole tournament ground would here him.

:lol: :rolls:

tangerine_dream
03-17-2009, 08:56 PM
Both Tommy and Nole are making a lot of noise out there. :devil:

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:57 PM
GREAT POINT! :yeah:

Now BREAK!

arm
03-17-2009, 08:58 PM
Tangy, I don't know about you, but as long as Nole maakinh«g noise doesn't mean he is in pain, I simply love it. :devil: :shrug:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 08:58 PM
Come on now Nole - it's break time :rocker:

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 08:58 PM
Rose :smooch:

Take this BP, now. C'mon. Good :bigclap:

Lee
03-17-2009, 08:58 PM
Yessssssssssssss! Good scramble by Nole!

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 08:58 PM
:bounce: yep

Marian isn't half getting a tummy :rolls:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:58 PM
2 BPs!

1 BP! This one!

Deuce. Don't start get frustrated.

Nice hitting to get 3rd BP, keeping Haas running! Take it.

The Break! :bigclap: I'm loving Nole today. :inlove:

arm
03-17-2009, 08:59 PM
Timmy! You're here too! :bounce:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 08:59 PM
Haas is playing so bad it's tough to say how Nole's form is :lol: :tape:

Close it out fast, Novak :rocker2:

Yeah, but give it to Nole for keeping it together and not allowing Haas to settle. Nole has a tendency to allow opponents to get into matches when he should go in for the kill.

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:00 PM
Still need to hold serve here, Nole!

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:01 PM
:bounce: yep

Marian isn't half getting a tummy :rolls:

:lol: I thought the exact same thing when they showed him standing up! :o

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:01 PM
0-30 :unsure:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:01 PM
0-30! :unsure: Hold!

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:02 PM
3 bps NOLE :mad:

tangerine_dream
03-17-2009, 09:02 PM
Tangy, I don't know about you, but as long as Nole maakinh«g noise doesn't mean he is in pain, I simply love it. :devil: :shrug:
Was I complaining? :devil: :p

Woa, Tommy with the Federesque backhand winner. :unsure:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:02 PM
0-40 :rolleyes: FFS Nole - no messing about now :devil:

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:02 PM
:mad: Azarenka broken serving for the set. It will take forever for FSN to get back to Nole's match. :fiery: :armed:

arm
03-17-2009, 09:03 PM
I know you weren+t, Tangy. :p

Save the BPs

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:03 PM
0-40! 15-40. Come on Nole!

Crap.

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:04 PM
Grrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

too tentative

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 09:04 PM
:banghead: Oh well

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:04 PM
Broken :spit: Just when I thought this match was rather enjoyable :sad:

arm
03-17-2009, 09:05 PM
Azarenka is azarenta today. :rolls: (Portuguese word meaning unlucky)

So ARE WE, NOle. :mad:

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:05 PM
Raquel :wavey: :kiss:

Haas hitting some winners now :unsure:

Don't let him get a second wind, Novak.

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 09:06 PM
Herdwich, can't say the IW crowd response well to Nole. During weekdays, most of the attendance are retired people and very conservative. That's why most of the time, players are at ease moving around the tournament ground with much harassment. ;)


Harrumph....a lovely clean-cut young man like that, as my mother would have said...What's not to like?

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:06 PM
Nole's level has dropped a lot :sad:

arm
03-17-2009, 09:07 PM
He just needs to sit for a while. And then he'll win the next 4 games ;)

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:09 PM
He just needs to sit for a while. And then he'll win the next 4 games ;)

Fortuna :worship: :worship:

ellen_
03-17-2009, 09:09 PM
Haas looks a bit dangerous now :unsure: I did not ask for winners, Tommy.

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:09 PM
Just saw that I typed "with" instead of "without"

Harrumph....a lovely clean-cut young man like that, as my mother would have said...What's not to like?

If they looked at Nole that way :lol:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:09 PM
Haas looks a bit dangerous now :unsure: I did not ask for winners, Tommy.

I'm :unsure:now. A 3rd set looms - and then anything could happen :sad:

tangerine_dream
03-17-2009, 09:10 PM
Did you guys see the Peanuts strip that predicted Novak's arrival? ;)

http://www.fuzzysignal.com/tennis/cartoons/peanuts-bounce.gif

arm
03-17-2009, 09:10 PM
Hey! Get over it! He was just broken when he was a break up! Stop being dramatic!

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:11 PM
Did you guys see the Peanuts strip that predicted Novak's arrival? ;)

http://www.fuzzysignal.com/tennis/cartoons/peanuts-bounce.gif

:lol: :rolls: Like it :D

Hey! Get over it! He was just broken when he was a break up! Stop being dramatic!

:shrug: You know I'm always dramatic when it comes to Nole - and I do dislike Haas :spit:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:11 PM
alright. time to break again.

arm
03-17-2009, 09:11 PM
See? No reason to panic, you silly girls... :rolls:

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:12 PM
Finally back to Nole and Haas. That's enough torture!!

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:12 PM
Now Nole will be back to his first set form as TV coverage is back.

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:14 PM
Gimel&Partner can't stop talking about Foster :lol:

Take the BP. C'mon.

arm
03-17-2009, 09:14 PM
Lee, I have heard someone tryed to replace me when I was away. but I am here now! :rolleyes:

:rolls::kiss:

ellen_
03-17-2009, 09:14 PM
I'm :unsure:now. A 3rd set looms - and then anything could happen :sad:

You're thinking about a 3rd set already? :lol: Oh Rosie :hug: If Nole steps it up again and breaks him, Tommy will get annoyed again. No need to panic :p

Edit: BP :rolls:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:14 PM
Break point - come on Nole - take it :rocker:

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:15 PM
Lee, I have heard someone tryed to replace me when I was away. but I am here now! :rolleyes:

:rolls::kiss:

*sigh* Not quite successful. *sigh*

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:15 PM
good eye again by Nole!

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:16 PM
Alex just said "Auf getz Tommy":spit: Sometimes I hate this man of mine :devil:

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:16 PM
What a fh winner!!!!!

arm
03-17-2009, 09:16 PM
*sigh* Not quite successful. *sigh*

Actually, I heard you did a very good job. :kiss: Not compared to my work here, but I am sure you were the best replacement I could have had. :hug:

ellen_
03-17-2009, 09:17 PM
What a great roar! :bounce: C'mon!

*Raine
03-17-2009, 09:17 PM
Apparently I'm still awake because of a stomach ache. :sad: But I really should go to bed soon.

:woohoo: for Nole taking the 1st set and playing well so far according to what I've read here.

You, me, Rosie, Lee, kalisita and Raine. (hope am not forgetting anyone who is posting right now :awww:) Just us, we would have made a lot more noise. :devil:

Of course. :devil:

My mom always tell me that I scream too much when I'm watching tennis on tv. :spit: :spit:

I can probably apply it watching Nole's match live, one day. ;)

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:18 PM
Actually, I heard you did a very good job. :kiss: Not compared to my work here, but I am sure you were the best replacement I could have had. :hug:

:hug: You're the best!

arm
03-17-2009, 09:19 PM
Well, I am not responsible for whatever I am going to do when I watch live for the first time one of Nole's match. :devil::rolls:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:19 PM
Apparently I'm still awake because of a stomach ache. :sad: But I really should go to bed soon.

:woohoo: for Nole taking the 1st set and playing well so far according to what I've read here.



Of course. :devil:

My mom always tell me that I scream too much when I'm watching tennis on tv. :spit: :spit:

I can probably apply it watching Nole's match live, one day. ;)

Sorry for the stomach ache :hug:

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:20 PM
:hug: Raine

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:21 PM
Raine :awww: :hug:

Nole is trying to so hard to control himself in this game, from going batshit crazy :rolls:

Convert this BP! :armed:

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:22 PM
I lost count on how many bps in this game!!!!! :banghead:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:22 PM
Go to the FH Novak! FH!

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:25 PM
How many BP's was that :smash:

Hold you serve now. C'mon :armed:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:25 PM
BP! Hit that Haas FH Nole!

Went for too much there. :sad: Deuce.

2nd serve-good challenge! :)

BP! Deuce. DF for BP. Make him pay Nole!

Deuce. Keep your cool Novak.

Back to BP again. This one Nole. This one.

CRAP! Haas hold after long game. Probably boost his confidence.

Need a strong hold here Nole! :rocker2:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:25 PM
Haas took the game after Nole had so many chances :sad: Now watch our boy lose his own serve :spit:

tangerine_dream
03-17-2009, 09:26 PM
Finally, the crowd is getting into it. Quiet crowds are boring.

Novak is holding serve much easier than Tommy, I don't think this will go to a third set. :)

arm
03-17-2009, 09:26 PM
Give us an easy hold. ;) :bounce:

*Raine
03-17-2009, 09:26 PM
:hug: :hug::hug:

Waking up so early in the morning + stomach ache = not a good feeling.

So you better win this Nole. :devil:


Well, I am not responsible for whatever I am going to do when I watch live for the first time one of Nole's match. :devil::rolls:
:aplot: :aplot: :aplot:

arm
03-17-2009, 09:26 PM
ROSE! :mad:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:27 PM
0-15 :spit: F*** you Nole :spit:

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 09:27 PM
Novak is holding serve much easier than Tommy, I don't think this will go to a third set. :)

*Makes notes*

Positive thinking - always good. :lol: You can come again.

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:28 PM
ROSE! :mad:

:nerner: Trouble is - I'm probably right..... 15-40 :rolleyes:

ellen_
03-17-2009, 09:28 PM
ROSE! :mad:

Just imagine Nole would think the same like Rose... :spit: :help:

Rose :hug: I know you can't help it :p

Edit: I'm afraid he DOES think like her :unsure:

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:28 PM
Bad, bad volley.

arm
03-17-2009, 09:28 PM
:smash:

But of course he is not losing serve here.

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:29 PM
Awful volley attempt. 15-30. 15-40 now. Gone of the boil here in the 2nd.

Baghdatis#1
03-17-2009, 09:29 PM
AJDE!:rocker:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:30 PM
I can't believe Haas missed that! Thank you though. 30-40. Come on Nole.

Deuce! Come on!

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:30 PM
Just imagine Nole would think the same like Rose... :spit: :help:

Rose :hug: I know you can't help it :p

Edit: I'm afraid he DOES think like her :unsure:

It's our depressive Slavic temperaments :shrug: We can't help it :o

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:30 PM
1st serve missing. Lucky Nole, there. I could feel the tentativeness in that rally.

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:31 PM
GP! Nice serve there. Get an ace here!

arm
03-17-2009, 09:31 PM
That was lucky. But that is my job too.. :shrug: :rolls: Lucky charm :D

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:33 PM
Lucky that Nole hold serve

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:33 PM
Serving worse this set. Return winner from Haas there.

GP again. Let's go Nole!

The hold! Thanks for the help Tommy!

arm
03-17-2009, 09:33 PM
I said so.. :bounce:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:33 PM
Break here.

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 09:34 PM
Phew - held

And Arsenal now 2-1 :bounce:

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:36 PM
We need to send more energy to Nole. :bounce:

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:36 PM
Horrible FH to end that game.

Fortuna, now would be the time to do something about avoiding that TB ;) :p :unsure:

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 09:37 PM
We need to send more energy to Nole. :bounce:

Agreed - altogether now, 1 2 3 :bounce:

Fortuna - are you sure your heart is not elsewhere tonight?

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:37 PM
Just lost my server for a while :rolleyes: Is this another bad omen? :awww:

arm
03-17-2009, 09:37 PM
:bounce::bounce: You're right Lee.

Nole, just win the next 3 games :D It's easy. 1 - 2 -3

:Ajde :bounce:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:38 PM
Please hold! Please! :scared:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:38 PM
:lol: You positive thinkers crack me up :lol: I'm with Timmy - lots of :unsure: and :eek:

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:39 PM
Hmmm, Nole isn't wearing the Falcon hat today.

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:40 PM
Easy hold.

Now.........Break him. No TB.

arm
03-17-2009, 09:40 PM
It's so easy being optimistic, Rosie. :kiss:

Actually, it is a lot easier than being pessmistic..

arm
03-17-2009, 09:40 PM
2 more!

arm
03-17-2009, 09:41 PM
3 more points! :bounce:

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:42 PM
We need to send more energy to Nole. :bounce:

Agreed - altogether now, 1 2 3 :bounce:

Fortuna - are you sure your heart is not elsewhere tonight?

:bounce::bounce: You're right Lee.

Nole, just win the next 3 games :D It's easy. 1 - 2 -3

:Ajde :bounce:

See, excellent service game by Nole afterward!

1-2-3 Nole :bounce:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:43 PM
It's so easy being optimistic, Rosie. :kiss:

Actually, it is a lot easier than being pessmistic..

I don't think so at all :shrug: If you're optimisric you always lay yourself open to so many let-downs, disappointments and unpleasant surprises. Whereas if you're a pessimist, you're either always pleasantly suprised, or at least have the satisfaction of turning round and saying "I told you so" :)

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:43 PM
TAKE IT :fiery: :armed:

tangerine_dream
03-17-2009, 09:43 PM
*Makes notes*

Positive thinking - always good. :lol: You can come again.

:hatoff:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:44 PM
BP! Come on Nole! Get this one BP #8! Fuck!

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:44 PM
One more chance, Novak. Redeem yourself :armed:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:45 PM
BP #9! Lucky #9! Come on!

arm
03-17-2009, 09:45 PM
But hey, when an optimistic loses a battle, he always looks on the bright side! And there is always one! That is why it is so good. ;)

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:45 PM
There goes BP #9 of this set.

arm
03-17-2009, 09:46 PM
BREAK :bounce<: 1-2-3

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:46 PM
Crap. He's been bad on BPs this season.

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:47 PM
Soon, he can rival the GOAT on wasted BP's :worship: :yeah:

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:47 PM
Excellent bp conversion :rolleyes: 11% so far in 2nd set. He was 100% 2 for 2 in first set *sigh*

arm
03-17-2009, 09:47 PM
You still only need to win 2 more games :bounce:

:bounce: 1 - 2 - 3, Nole!

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:48 PM
Alright. Come on TB!

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 09:48 PM
Not his finest hour this set. Tommy has improved but oh those squandered BPs :mad:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:48 PM
But hey, when an optimistic loses a battle, he always looks on the bright side! And there is always one! That is why it is so good. ;)

That would drive me crazy :lol: I guess my Russian side needs to wallow in depression, self-pity and self-loathing sometimes I suppose :lol:

Oh f***, - has to serve to stay in the set, and even if he does will be a tie-break :unsure: 3rd set he we come.

Commentators have just pointed out that every year at Indian Wells, Haas has provided an upset by knocking out a Top 10 player and Nole will be this year's scalp :unsure:

tangerine_dream
03-17-2009, 09:50 PM
Rooting for a tie break! tie break! tie break! http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo348/groomer1234/happy/cheerleader4.gif

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:51 PM
Df #1!

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:51 PM
Rooting for a tie break! tie break! tie break! http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo348/groomer1234/happy/cheerleader4.gif

:unsure: :unsure:

Miljan :inlove: :hearts: In blue :drool:

arm
03-17-2009, 09:51 PM
Rosie! :mad: It sucks that he has to win 6-2, 7-6, it's an ugly result, but what it matters is that he'll win in 2 sets. :shrug:

:bounce:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:51 PM
Win this TB! :rocker2:

No 3rd set! :scared:

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:52 PM
Rooting for a tie break! tie break! tie break! http://i390.photobucket.com/albums/oo348/groomer1234/happy/cheerleader4.gif

Cute :lol:

TB now. Ajde.

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:52 PM
Let's have the TB king back! :bounce:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:52 PM
Tie-break :rolleyes: Time for me to feed the :cat: I don't do tie-breaks :unsure:

arm
03-17-2009, 09:54 PM
"I don't do tiebreaks" :haha: Sounds so funny.

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:54 PM
Come on Nole! There's a mini!

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:54 PM
Nole should :hug: Haas after that match for screwing up so many times. Incredible.

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:54 PM
Lucky that Tommy made 2 UEs on Nole's serve :tape:

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:55 PM
MB. Keeeep, please.

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:56 PM
Finally break down Tommy's forehand 4-1 :bounce:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:56 PM
Up 2 mini breaks now! Come on Nole! This is yours!

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:56 PM
2 more points PLEASEEEEE!

arm
03-17-2009, 09:57 PM
:bounce:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:57 PM
Nole should :hug: Haas after that match for screwing up so many times. Incredible.

Agreed! Many other players would have punished Nole much harder for it.

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 09:57 PM
Tommy :explode:

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:57 PM
5 mps!

tangerine_dream
03-17-2009, 09:57 PM
Good win Novak. Who's next? :bounce:

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 09:57 PM
JP is running a bath. This is surely tempting fate, even at 6-1...

kalisita
03-17-2009, 09:58 PM
5 MPs! :bigclap:

:woohoo::yippee::woohoo::yippee::woohoo:

:banana::dance::banana:

arm
03-17-2009, 09:58 PM
Let's be fair girls, he did a good job. There is still room for improvement, but it's only R3. :D

:woohoo:

Lee
03-17-2009, 09:59 PM
Good win Novak. Who's next? :bounce:

Wawa or Querrey

ellen_
03-17-2009, 09:59 PM
YAY :banana:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 09:59 PM
:woohoo: Novak :worship:

Great 1st set - very unconvincing 2nd set - but better than match one.

:secret: Now if only Dima :hearts: could spring the surprise of the week and win tonight - pity I can't stay up for him :awww:

arm
03-17-2009, 10:00 PM
I will stay up for Dima, Rose! :D I'll be his lucky charm!

:bounce: I want wawa :hearts:.

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 10:01 PM
:bounce: None of us here ever doubted you for a minute Nole :haha:

kalisita
03-17-2009, 10:02 PM
Nole should :hug: Haas after that match for screwing up so many times. Incredible.

We all should!

Thank you Tommy! :hatoff: Much tougher than it looked like it was going to be based on the 1st set. I figured Haas would play better in the 2nd, but Nole really let him play even better by getting so frustrated! That just makes people believe even more. :sad:

FSN tennis coverage ending before the guide claims it's supposed to. :fiery: Well, at least I got to see all of Nole's match. :)

kalisita
03-17-2009, 10:02 PM
Good win Novak. Who's next? :bounce:

Wawa or Querrey.

arm
03-17-2009, 10:02 PM
To be honest, I didn't doubt him once :shrug:

:bounce:

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 10:02 PM
I will stay up for Dima, Rose! :D I'll be his lucky charm!

:bounce: I want wawa :hearts:.

Thanks Raquel :hug: Against Nadal he'll need all the help he can get.

Just watching Nole's interview - he says it is very windy on court. Admits his level in the second set had dropped a lot, and glad to win in straights :)

Running:Free
03-17-2009, 10:05 PM
Wawa or Querrey

Can't decide who I'd rather have. Nole schooled Sam in MC, but we all know that Nole + Big Servers don't make a pretty mix :p Encounters with Wawa are always tough, but it'd be like a good-luck charm to go through him again, just like last year.

We need a "Phew!" icon :scratch: ;) Tommy Haas, we owe you one :hatoff:

Thanks Raquel :hug: Against Nadal he'll need all the help he can get.

Just watching Nole's interview - he says it is very windy on court. Admits his level in the second set had dropped a lot, and glad to win in straights :)

How come FSN never shows this :( Bastards.

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 10:06 PM
If we are allowed a little diverson, now weren't the ears adorable tonight? Pink and perfectly shaped, gleaming in the sun...:inlove:

Lee
03-17-2009, 10:08 PM
FSN tennis coverage ending before the guide claims it's supposed to. :fiery: Well, at least I got to see all of Nole's match. :)

That's why FSN sucks. I still have coverage here showing Melzer vs Del Potro.

*Ljubica*
03-17-2009, 10:08 PM
If we are allowed a little diverson, now weren't the ears adorable tonight? Pink and perfectly shaped, gleaming in the sun...:inlove:

:lol: :rolls: And on that point I think it's time for me to say goodnight :wavey: Sleep well fellow Europeans, - enjoy the rest of your day those from the other side of the Atlantic. Thanks for your company as ever :kiss:

Can't decide who I'd rather have. Nole schooled Sam in MC, but we all know that Nole + Big Servers don't make a pretty mix :p Encounters with Wawa are always tough, but it'd be like a good-luck charm to go through him again, just like last year.

We need a "Phew!" icon :scratch: ;) Tommy Haas, we owe you one :hatoff:

How come FSN never shows this :( Bastards.

No idea :shrug: They do one with the winner after every Masters' Series match I think - and Sky almost always show them.

OK - time for :zzz: and - sorry - but I have to say it DAVAI MITYENKA :rocker2:

Lee
03-17-2009, 10:09 PM
Night Rose :wavey:

arm
03-17-2009, 10:09 PM
yes, tehy were! I am such a good body part picker! :D

EDIT: Rosie :kiss:

Herdwick
03-17-2009, 10:09 PM
Night :wavey:

pica_pica
03-17-2009, 10:15 PM
Just finished watching Novak's match with Haas. I don't know how to describe it. Both guys are good-looking, and both are a bundle of nerves who are ready to break down any moment. Tonnes of emotions from both. I'd say Nole is excellent in the 1st set. He seems to be getting his vintage back at times. However, his mood has darkened compared to yesterday and this brought us onto his emotional roller coaster. Excellent when under pressure and he's serving very well. Hopefully he can keep on improving throughout the tournament. Ajde Nole!

arm
03-17-2009, 10:19 PM
Hey there :wavey:

Nole will be just fine. ;) He'll defend the title for us. :D

Baghdatis#1
03-17-2009, 10:21 PM
nole:banana:

aeronatasha
03-17-2009, 10:24 PM
Dunno bout you guys, but I prefer Nole pissed instead of quiet and lethargic. That was a proper curse fest from both sides in the 2nd. Haas has got a look of a madman from time to time.:scared: I admit, that makes him all the more attractive.:o

Of course, my favourite Nole is the super-charged-falcon-kill Nole. Appeared once more for the match point, you could just sense from the moment he fired that return it's going to be the final blow.

Needs more focus during break consolidation though.

But getting there.;)

Leti sokole, leti (fly falcon, fly).:)

pica_pica
03-17-2009, 11:02 PM
Something I have noticed. Haas has his career high ranking at #2 and yet at the age of 30 he only has about 9 million USD in career earnings and 11 titles. Nole, being 9 years younger, has already got 1 more title than Haas, 2 million USD more in prize money and yet he's still stuck at #3 and is at risk of falling to #4. Is that insane? It's so honoured that Nole is in the era with Fed and Nadal.

Manon
03-17-2009, 11:41 PM
Nice and easy, no sweat, just another day at work. Btw, nice, relaxed conversation with Miljan & Vajda during the match.

Jelena_78
03-17-2009, 11:49 PM
Btw, nice, relaxed conversation with Miljan & Vajda during the match.

:spit:

Good luck in R4 Novak!

aeronatasha
03-18-2009, 12:06 AM
"I was a break up (in the second set) and had some chances to finish the match a little before now, but he stepped it up," Djokovic said.

"It got a bit intense out there -- we saw some racquets broken, on his side and mine, and a bit of swearing. I hope the people didn't hear that."

:spit: I gotta say, the only thing I remember hearing Nole say was "I could have finished that 3 times by now, but what the fuck did I do?!" (cursing after one of those rallies in the 2nd when he kept missing all those BPs).

Now what I've read from his lips is far more obscene.:lol:

Still couldn't overshadow Haas in that department. :rolls:

Lee
03-18-2009, 12:21 AM
Nice and easy, no sweat, just another day at work. Btw, nice, relaxed conversation with Miljan & Vajda during the match.

:rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

Lee
03-18-2009, 12:22 AM
Now what I've read from his lips is far more obscene.:lol:

Still couldn't overshadow Haas in that department. :rolls:

That's why I don't read players' lips during matches :lol: