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Tommy in the desert...Again!

el tenista
03-10-2009, 05:21 PM
The draw will come out at 9p.m. CET...Let's wait and see ;)

oranges
03-10-2009, 05:32 PM
Fingers crossed for a good draw :)

thefly
03-10-2009, 05:33 PM
What a dramatic thread title. Poor Tommy, one wants to say. ;)
But I think the "venue", the location of Indian Wells is indeed really special; you can get pretty much a good look of the desert right from the center court's upper seats, that's something.

Lugburz
03-10-2009, 07:26 PM
It's been a while...Not sure how good can the draw may be,but I am optimistic ;)

el tenista
03-10-2009, 08:00 PM
It's been a while...Not sure how good can the draw may be,but I am optimistic ;)

It's 9 p.m...I hope they'll post the draw as soon as possible...

el tenista
03-10-2009, 09:29 PM
Tommy's quarter:


[3] Djokovic vs BYE
Vassallo Arguello vs Q
Hernandez vs Haas
BYE vs [29] Schuettler

[18] Stepanek vs BYE
Querrey vs Canas
Chela vs Seppi
BYE vs [16] Wawrinka

[12] Ferrer vs BYE
Q vs Navarro
Hanescu vs Chardy
BYE vs [20] Fish

[31] Kiefer vs BYE
Reynolds vs Fognini
Q vs Zverev
BYE vs [7] Roddick

Uhm, not to bad. 3rd Djokovic is very hard but for an unseeded it's an okay draw.

Lugburz
03-10-2009, 09:31 PM
Yeah it's an OK draw ;) AUF GEHT'S

oranges
03-10-2009, 09:54 PM
I'm liking the draw :) Good luck

thefly
03-10-2009, 10:32 PM
Yep, decent. Nice first round, buddy Shaker is also very doable. An encounter with Djokovic would certainly be a good one to behold. Hopefully.

kiwi10is
03-11-2009, 03:09 PM
he better defeats some points here. If not he will drop to somewhere around Nr. 95 in the rankings :-(

Tommy fan
03-11-2009, 04:17 PM
wow, Djokovic is not a good draw, but ok first two rounds.. Good luck Tommy!!! Come on!

16681
03-12-2009, 12:23 AM
Ugh--what a draw :rolleyes:

Ad Wim
03-12-2009, 01:46 PM
Ugh--what a draw :rolleyes:

:eek:

It's the best draw he could hope for! One of the easiest first rounds and of the easiest seeds in 2nd round. Djokovic is tough, but he would lose to about anyone in top 20 at the moment, so this is a great draw!

thefly
03-12-2009, 03:04 PM
Still no Tommy today? Ah, the wait! :p

Wyna
03-12-2009, 07:40 PM
Ugh--what a draw :rolleyes:

it's not that bad for the world no. 64, I guess :shrug:

anyways...good luck Tommy, win the first 2 rounds than we can worry about Djokovic!

thefly
03-12-2009, 10:17 PM
Btw, are any live streams available? I couldn't find anything at the usual (as in last year) places. Now, not being able to follow the action of the masters events would be a huge bummer ...

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 12:51 AM
don't know yet...should be some,btw I'll have decent coverage,and if Tommy gets the 3rd round match than I can't be surer.

yumo
03-13-2009, 04:25 AM
Btw, are any live streams available? I couldn't find anything at the usual (as in last year) places. Now, not being able to follow the action of the masters events would be a huge bummer ...
No livestreams until Saturday :rolleyes: Let's hope Tommy good luck yesterday then we can see him live on Sunday :lol:

el tenista
03-13-2009, 08:12 AM
No livestreams until Saturday :rolleyes: Let's hope Tommy good luck yesterday then we can see him live on Sunday :lol:

Don't think so. If he wins he won't play on one of the 2 main courts against Schüttler because on Sunday, all the other seeds are in action.

yumo
03-13-2009, 09:53 AM
Don't think so. If he wins he won't play on one of the 2 main courts against Schüttler because on Sunday, all the other seeds are in action.We can use bet365 watch the matches which have livestreams start Saturday :dance: You know that it can cover a lot of courts and I think tommy in US still very popular. So if we are lucky we can be seen tommy's live :angel:

el tenista
03-13-2009, 01:15 PM
We can use bet365 watch the matches which have livestreams start Saturday :dance: You know that it can cover a lot of courts and I think tommy in US still very popular. So if we are lucky we can be seen tommy's live :angel:

TV coverage is only available for the 2 main courts. This was the case last year and I don't think they'll change it. So Tommy must play on Stadium 1 or Stadium 2 that we can watch him live but I think a match vs. Schüttler won't be scheduled on the first two courts due to the other seeds as mentioned above.

yumo
03-13-2009, 03:05 PM
TV coverage is only available for the 2 main courts. This was the case last year and I don't think they'll change it. So Tommy must play on Stadium 1 or Stadium 2 that we can watch him live but I think a match vs. Schüttler won't be scheduled on the first two courts due to the other seeds as mentioned above.

OK!If like you said I will looking forward to the third round :devil: This year's Novak is not unbeatable :armed:
Auf geht's Tommy :rocker2:

el tenista
03-13-2009, 03:08 PM
OK!If like you said I will looking forward to the third round :devil: This year's Novak is not unbeatable :armed:
Auf geht's Tommy :rocker2:

Exactly! Come on! :)

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 03:24 PM
Can't wait,so Tommy around 11.00pm CET ?

el tenista
03-13-2009, 03:30 PM
Can't wait,so Tommy around 11.00pm CET ?

Yes, that's right ;) Let's hope that the other matches won't last that long ;)

kiwi10is
03-13-2009, 04:57 PM
Don't think so. If he wins he won't play on one of the 2 main courts against Schüttler because on Sunday, all the other seeds are in action.

but Schüttler is seeded...

el tenista
03-13-2009, 06:14 PM
but Schüttler is seeded...

Come on, you know what I mean, don't you? ;)
Of course, I know that Schüttler is seeded but he isn't popular so he won't play on the main courts. Look at Davy and the Aussie Open '07 I think where he didn't play on one of the two main courts until the quarter final as the World No.4!

el tenista
03-13-2009, 10:14 PM
It's Tommy time ;)

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 10:19 PM
Hi all ! Hope for a bright night ! ;)

el tenista
03-13-2009, 10:32 PM
Break :cool: 3-1!

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 10:33 PM
Break :cool: 3-1!

Yeah that's our boy :cool:

I am happy with great service games

el tenista
03-13-2009, 10:37 PM
Yeah that's our boy :cool:

I am happy with great service games

Well, you should...Rebreak :rolleyes:

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 10:39 PM
ah that's the way it goes when I say things.

el tenista
03-13-2009, 10:40 PM
ah that's the way it goes when I say things.

So shut up! :D :D ;)

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 10:44 PM
Yup I shall ;)

It's just,these games,like this one.must be ''win as expected''..Because,I want to see him live !!

el tenista
03-13-2009, 10:45 PM
Yup I shall ;)

It's just,these games,like this one.must be ''win as expected''..Because,I want to see him live !!

So do I...He won't lose against this guy ;)

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 10:47 PM
I truly hope so,these 1st Round matches seemed to be pretty nasty to him recently :p

el tenista
03-13-2009, 10:52 PM
Haas breaks again! 5-3! This must be set one ;)

...and wins the service game to love ;) 6-3! :)

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 10:53 PM
now I'll close my mouth during next game

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 10:53 PM
6-3 ??? already ?? :confused:

el tenista
03-13-2009, 10:54 PM
6-3 ??? already ?? :confused:

Yes, this game lasted less than one minute I guess :D

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 11:04 PM
great !

el tenista
03-13-2009, 11:05 PM
Serve it out Tommy ;)

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 11:20 PM
OK,one more Tommy !

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 11:22 PM
:devil: .........

el tenista
03-13-2009, 11:28 PM
:devil: .........

6 MP wasted... :o Now No. 7!

el tenista
03-13-2009, 11:30 PM
Work is done for today ;)

T. Haas def. O. Hernandez 63 63

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 11:31 PM
Work is done for today ;)

T. Haas def. O. Hernandez 63 63

Second that ;) Now hope for the showcourts....
I guess the Order of Play for tomorrow should be out soon

el tenista
03-13-2009, 11:32 PM
Second that ;) Now hope for the showcourts....
I guess the Order of Play for tomorrow should be out soon

That's right but I think Tommy will play on Sunday...

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 11:33 PM
..and hope your sig will be a loong one :)

el tenista
03-13-2009, 11:34 PM
..and hope your sig will be a loong one :)

A very long one :cool:

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 11:34 PM
That's right but I think Tommy will play on Sunday...

oh yeah probably

Lugburz
03-13-2009, 11:37 PM
..and hope your sig will be a loong one :)

A very long one :cool:

:lol: that's fine for me :devil:

oranges
03-13-2009, 11:38 PM
:yeah: Job done. Now give us a stream for the 2nd round

Tommy fan
03-14-2009, 08:05 AM
Work is done for today ;)

T. Haas def. O. Hernandez 63 63

Niiiiice!
Good luck next round Tommy... Finally a win, I hope it set his mind right :)

kiwi10is
03-14-2009, 08:32 AM
Come on, you know what I mean, don't you? ;)
Of course, I know that Schüttler is seeded but he isn't popular so he won't play on the main courts. Look at Davy and the Aussie Open '07 I think where he didn't play on one of the two main courts until the quarter final as the World No.4!

what I ment is that Schüttler is seeded and Tommy is popular.. so in combination they have a chance for an early match on a showcourt ;) Gasquet-Llodra is on a showcourt, too.

el tenista
03-14-2009, 09:27 AM
what I ment is that Schüttler is seeded and Tommy is popular.. so in combination they have a chance for an early match on a showcourt ;) Gasquet-Llodra is on a showcourt, too.

Okay, you get a point here ;)
I've just logged in on tennistv.com and I've seen that they will have TV coverage from the first three main courts. So I think the free streams will show those three courts as well and this raises the chance to be able to watch Haas vs Schüttler :)

Wyna
03-14-2009, 11:56 AM
Well, that's a result I highly appreciate :bigclap:

thefly
03-14-2009, 12:10 PM
Damn, completely forgot about the match yesterday! Just stumbled upon the headline on the teletext of my TV by chance, and my "feelings" went from completely blank to highly elevated; how's that for a change, lol. ;)
Nice to see Tommy got the hoped easy win; and he's also featured on the ATP main page.

el tenista
03-14-2009, 12:53 PM
Damn, completely forgot about the match yesterday! Just stumbled upon the headline on the teletext of my TV by chance, and my "feelings" went from completely blank to highly elevated; how's that for a change, lol. ;)
Nice to see Tommy got the hoped easy win; and he's also featured on the ATP main page.

Yeah, as usual :cool: If Haas wins one match in the year he will be shown on the front page of the ATP website :D :devil: :)

Lugburz
03-14-2009, 03:00 PM
Damn, completely forgot about the match yesterday! Just stumbled upon the headline on the teletext of my TV by chance, and my "feelings" went from completely blank to highly elevated; how's that for a change, lol. ;)
Nice to see Tommy got the hoped easy win; and he's also featured on the ATP main page.

there you are,you've been missed last night :D

thefly
03-14-2009, 03:39 PM
there you are,you've been missed last night :D

Thanks.:cool: I'm just glad I didn't miss any live video, that would have sucked. I'm confident we'll get some for the next round, can't wait.

Lugburz
03-14-2009, 05:15 PM
Okay, you get a point here ;)
I've just logged in on tennistv.com and I've seen that they will have TV coverage from the first three main courts. So I think the free streams will show those three courts as well and this raises the chance to be able to watch Haas vs Schüttler :)

hm sounds interesting,what about payment ? or its free to log in

el tenista
03-14-2009, 05:17 PM
hm sounds interesting,what about payment ? or its free to log in

On bet 365 you'll be able to watch the 3 different courts with a free registration. TennisTV is the official ATP paystream

Lugburz
03-14-2009, 05:20 PM
On bet 365 you'll be able to watch the 3 different courts with a free registration. TennisTV is the official ATP paystream

oh yeah I've just checked .thx..
Well great then,as I have a subscribe for bet365 ;)

Lugburz
03-14-2009, 05:22 PM
So,actually there shall be plenty of streams ahead..atdhe.net,channelsurfing,bet365 and SportKlub which I have on telly.

16681
03-14-2009, 11:56 PM
Way to go Tommy :yippee: But the Tennis coverage on U.S. TV is awful. I looked for this Tournament and could find no coverage for it until later on in the week. And yet today I find it on the Tennis Channel. Why wasn't that in the guide for the Tennis Channel? How do they expect people to watch their Channel when people never know if they are covering a Tournament or not :mad: I don't know if there was any coverage yesterday or not? I might have missed a chance to see Tommy play :mad: :sad:

thefly
03-15-2009, 12:44 AM
Ah crap, Tommy plays the seconds match on court 4 tomorow. Ridiculous.

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 01:29 AM
Ah crap, Tommy plays the seconds match on court 4 tomorow. Ridiculous.

:rolleyes:

el tenista
03-15-2009, 09:45 AM
Way to go Tommy :yippee: But the Tennis coverage on U.S. TV is awful. I looked for this Tournament and could find no coverage for it until later on in the week. And yet today I find it on the Tennis Channel. Why wasn't that in the guide for the Tennis Channel? How do they expect people to watch their Channel when people never know if they are covering a Tournament or not :mad: I don't know if there was any coverage yesterday or not? I might have missed a chance to see Tommy play :mad: :sad:

No you did not miss a chance, there was no TV coverage at all until Saturday.
Yep, Haas on Court 4, that's not the way we like it...

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 07:33 PM
God.. I hope Wozniacki and Kanepi will finish already..

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 08:12 PM
Ok,Caroline def.Kanepi ;)

Now TommyTime :)

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 08:24 PM
Vamos Tommy!
Good evening :wavey: :D

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 08:25 PM
Evening all ;)

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 08:25 PM
1-0* :)
Easy hold, good start

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 08:27 PM
Good I can't believe Del Potro/Sweeting is on and Tommy isn't :o

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 08:31 PM
Good I can't believe Del Potro/Sweeting is on and Tommy isn't :o

Yeah,so fingers are crossed to see him in the next round

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 08:36 PM
what a long game.. Break Tommy!

thefly
03-15-2009, 08:37 PM
Boy, I almost forgot again. :p So much going on right now ...

Good to be here this time, though. But this serve by Schüttler is taking forever.

EDIT

Damn. Oh well, next time.

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 08:39 PM
Long games are not beneficial for the next server ...

thefly
03-15-2009, 08:41 PM
Crap, classic "post wasted break points" serve ... come on, take it back!

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 08:42 PM
urggg Tommy regroup!

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 08:46 PM
*1-3.. Get it together please

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 08:49 PM
2-3*. Time to break Tommy

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 08:53 PM
or not.. *2-4 :o

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 08:56 PM
3-4*

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 09:00 PM
ok 3BP's,that's more than needed lets go!

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 09:00 PM
4-4 Break back

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 09:00 PM
4 all it is.. Now hold!

thefly
03-15-2009, 09:01 PM
C'mon, well done! Patience is what you need ... ;)

Now keep it up!

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 09:02 PM
5-4* Tommy.. Keep going

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 09:03 PM
C'mon, well done! Patience is what you need ... ;)

Now keep it up!

You mean Oliver Patience :D:D

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 09:07 PM
hold !

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 09:07 PM
Hld Tommy...
(Stan won too :D)

thefly
03-15-2009, 09:08 PM
You mean Oliver Patience :D:D

:rolleyes:;)

Hold now pleazzzz ...

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 09:10 PM
Hld Tommy...
(Stan won too :D)

Yeah that's great win !

Btw 6-5!

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 09:10 PM
6-5* Tommy

thefly
03-15-2009, 09:11 PM
Oh the ominous terror of the tiebreak is near. Although ...

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 09:14 PM
:devil:........pfffff

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 09:18 PM
Tb.....

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 09:20 PM
0-3 in the tb... Get it together Tommy!!

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 09:24 PM
what's with lousy scoreboard :(

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 09:26 PM
ah first one is over 6-7 pffff

thefly
03-15-2009, 09:28 PM
Damn it, so close ... well, still good fighting. Now he can show what he's made of.

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 09:29 PM
sh*t.. please 3 setter...

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 09:46 PM
halt !

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 09:53 PM
ahh another bp wasted...1/8 that's just unbelievable

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 09:53 PM
YEAH Finally !

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 10:03 PM
another break ! coming form 15-40 down !
it's 5-2 and Tommy will serve for the 2nd set ! Hold now......

thefly
03-15-2009, 10:04 PM
5-2 ... wow, I would never have expected this after the first four games. Go!

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 10:08 PM
6-2 ! That's right Hasi !

thefly
03-15-2009, 10:09 PM
Oh that must feel good, now finish him off, buddy!

Tommy fan
03-15-2009, 10:10 PM
I'm off to bed.. Come on Tommy! win the 3rd!!!! Fight!


Good night everyone :)

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 10:12 PM
good night :D

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 10:14 PM
hell yeah :devil: !

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 10:16 PM
halt !

thefly
03-15-2009, 10:22 PM
Damn it, rebreak. Stay focused, Tommy, you can do it.

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 10:31 PM
jeeeez not now

thefly
03-15-2009, 10:36 PM
Yes! Man, one hell of a fight!

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 10:37 PM
what is this, wta? so many BP's...
but happy to see it back

oranges
03-15-2009, 10:38 PM
Pfew, back on track. Hold now, please.

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 10:39 PM
Pfew, back on track. Hold now, please.
amen

thefly
03-15-2009, 10:49 PM
Ah, another wasted bp. Now remember, patience!

lol, as if he could hear me. Insane! ;)

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 10:52 PM
..............come on come on...

oranges
03-15-2009, 10:52 PM
Come on Tommy, time to go for the the break. We want to see you, not just numbers. My heart can't take another TB on scoreboard.

thefly
03-15-2009, 10:55 PM
Come on, do it! This thing is sooo tight ... would be one hell of a boost for Tommy to win this one!

EDIT

Yes! Serve it out now!

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 10:56 PM
Hell fucking yeah ! ! 5-4 !

oranges
03-15-2009, 10:57 PM
http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/party/party0053.gif I love when he listens :lol: Serve it out now and we're set for a center court match

oranges
03-15-2009, 10:59 PM
GSM :hatoff:

Thanos
03-15-2009, 10:59 PM
tommy wins!

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 10:59 PM
goodbye goodbye stupid scoreboard ! :devil:

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 11:01 PM
To make it official :

Tommy Haas GER d (29) Rainer Schuettler GER 67(4) 62 64

thefly
03-15-2009, 11:01 PM
Damn it, so close ... well, still good fighting. Now he can show what he's made of.

Oh yeah, and boy he did! Great fight, so proud! I'm sure that was one important match, so glad he did it. Now Djoko, can't wait!

Till then, good night. ;)

Lugburz
03-15-2009, 11:05 PM
Oh yeah, and boy he did! Great fight, so proud! I'm sure that was one important match, so glad he did it. Now Djoko, can't wait!

Till then, good night. ;)

Good night my friend ! Can't wait for the next one for sure ! Well,I can say...Tommy can do it ! :devil:

16681
03-15-2009, 11:38 PM
Well I don't know what Court Tommy was playing on, but he didn't make the TV coverage here in the U.S. I think part of the trouble was the timing of the Match. The TV coverage started by showing the Fish Match because, of course, Fish is an American. He got defeated by Chardy (I think I got his name right). And then they went to Nole's Match :rolleyes: I guess since he is 3 in the World plus the defending Champion of the Tournament they had to show his Match :ras: The score seems to show that Tommy got off to a rocky start, but pulled it together. I have read he doesn't like to play the other German players so that probably bothered him. Nole didn't look that good in his Match. He won in straight sets, but was playing someone I had never heard of. I would sure love it, if Tommy could defeat Nole. But I have my doubts about that, however, I hope Tommy can prove me wrong :angel:

thefly
03-15-2009, 11:49 PM
Btw, can someone explain to me why accoring to his ranking breakdown (http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/3/en/players/playerprofiles/pointsbreakdown.asp?player=H355) Tommy has to defend 250 points from last year's IW, while it says here (http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2008/404/MDS.pdf) on the old draw sheet from back then that the quarter final only yields 125 points? And this year, he could "only" defend 180 points if he reached the quater final again (see tournament page here (http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/1/en/tournaments/profile/404.asp)).
Is there a reason why Tommy's points for IW were doubled, some kind of rankings regulation I'm not aware of?

oranges
03-15-2009, 11:58 PM
They just doubled all the points at the beginning of the year, instead of applying the numbers they'll get for those rounds now. As a result, only the winners of masters and slams will actually defend all the points by repeating the same feat because those were the only ones really doubled. Lower than that (as well as in some smaller tournaments) doubled old points is more than they will get under the new system.

Tommy fan
03-16-2009, 05:57 AM
Yeas! Come on Tommy! Now that's the kind of new I want to wake up with in the morning :)
GL next round!

TommyB.
03-16-2009, 09:39 AM
Phew! What a rollercoaster! Rainer led 3-1 in the final set...credits to him, he looked terrible in Garmisch last week. Too bad that Tommy has to face Djokovic now. Haasi needs a very good day. :angel:

thefly
03-16-2009, 11:42 AM
They just doubled all the points at the beginning of the year, instead of applying the numbers they'll get for those rounds now. As a result, only the winners of masters and slams will actually defend all the points by repeating the same feat because those were the only ones really doubled. Lower than that (as well as in some smaller tournaments) doubled old points is more than they will get under the new system.

I see, thanks for clearing up. So since this regards all players, it's not so bad ...

Now I'm curious how Tommy will fare against Djokovic. I think Tommy played good tennis lately against top players, even though the results mostly suggest differently. He definitely has a chance. And he's never played Djoko since he's up there, I can only recall an unpleasant encounter three years ago at the French Open, when Djoko was just an up-and-comer. And if I remember correctly, Tommy lost that one more by himself ... as usual on Paris clay. ;)

Could be a good one. :)

el tenista
03-16-2009, 12:12 PM
Djokovic - Vasallo Arguello was a very good opener for Djokovic. He played impressive and variable baseline tennis. It's a pity that we did not have the chance to watch Tommy's tennis so we cannot judge about it. I really hope that this match will be in the day session and I think the chance for this is high: Nadal and Roddick play at the same day so I think they'll play night session and Nole vs Tommy will be day session on center court :)

el tenista
03-17-2009, 04:44 PM
Tommy will play on Center Court at 9 p.m. CET! Come on!

Lugburz
03-17-2009, 06:52 PM
Hm I am anxious bout it :devil:

Lugburz
03-17-2009, 07:01 PM
OK,Tommy can beat him ,why not ? :shrug:
Just as long as he doesn't give Nole to establish his game.
Attack him and avoid his long rallies from the baseline...Going to the net pretty often could be the way to success. Nole-being known as good returner but Tommy is pretty good as well.
Well,this will be an interesting match,watching Tommy's fight! And I'm sure it will be better than last Nadal's match.Tommy didn't have chance in the best of five..But this time it's his maybe favorite surface so,,,,I can't wait :devil:

Lugburz
03-17-2009, 08:04 PM
Ok show time on telly !

el tenista
03-17-2009, 08:18 PM
Great start

thefly
03-17-2009, 08:21 PM
Tommy's just too vulnerable on his serve these days. See also vs. Schüttler, obviously. When you play against someone who's pretty solid himself on his serve, it gets difficult ...

thefly
03-17-2009, 08:28 PM
"LECK MICH!" ... :p

el tenista
03-17-2009, 08:31 PM
"LECK MICH!" ... :p

Point Penalty. What an idiot

thefly
03-17-2009, 08:37 PM
lol, on the brink of destruction in the first great shotmaking...

Point Penalty. What an idiot

Who do you mean? I think the point penalty was ridiculous ...

thefly
03-17-2009, 08:46 PM
Hogstedt is there ...

el tenista
03-17-2009, 08:49 PM
lol, on the brink of destruction in the first great shotmaking...



Who do you mean? I think the point penalty was ridiculous ...

I mean Haas. It's the rule that you get a warning for ball violation and afterwards vor racket violation. He knows that and this is something that must not happen. He's 30 years old, come on...Of course it's funny if Haas will be furious but he must not exaggerate it.

thefly
03-17-2009, 09:09 PM
I mean Haas. It's the rule that you get a warning for ball violation and afterwards vor racket violation. He knows that and this is something that must not happen. He's 30 years old, come on...Of course it's funny if Haas will be furious but he must not exaggerate it.

Doesn't it take three warnings to get a point penalty? Anyway, I've only seen players getting a point penalty who really went nuts on court, not for destroying a racket. And the refs explanation? It was "on television"? No kidding ...

Good tennis right now. Come on! Have more confidence in your bh!

thefly
03-17-2009, 09:20 PM
Jeez ... Tommy's certainly a contender for "double fault king" at the end of the year ...

Leen.
03-17-2009, 09:33 PM
Tommy just waisted 2 breakpoints which could have make him lead 5-3 :(

el tenista
03-17-2009, 09:37 PM
Impressive play by Haas now! Break him, come on!!

thefly
03-17-2009, 09:56 PM
Ah damn it, freakin' UE's now! He really sees face to face with Djokovic from the baseline. Damn!

thefly
03-17-2009, 10:02 PM
Ah Tommy and the tiebreaks. Not going along very well this year. He would have earned that set. Crap. And he was so close to a 5-3 in the second ... oh well. At least it was a good display in the second by Tommy. Just too weak on his serve most of the time, and too wild at times when he went for the lines. Not bad. But I don't know about you ... that's somehow not enough for me his time. He really was close at times, it could have gone differently. *sigh*
At least I'm glad that Miami is still ahead. Hope he's as fired up after this as I am ...

oranges
03-17-2009, 10:18 PM
:sad: It was not without chances in the 2nd. I'm not too happy either, both by the all too passive start and missed opportunities in the second. I'll dream that mid cross court FH for 5:3 IIRC.
Better luck in Miami

TommyB.
03-17-2009, 10:29 PM
No comment about the 1st set and the last seven points of the match. :o

Good fight in the 2nd, but too many UE's at the end. And what a miss to break Djokovic at 4:3.
Too bad that he will lose many ranking points now.

Lugburz
03-17-2009, 10:31 PM
yeah yeah those chances for 5-3 ..Definitely we'll have nightmares. :(
Not bad but Tommy should concentrate on serve and easy points...Again,we can say it's pity that he had to play another top gun in the 3rd Round..
well said thefly,hope he's fired up for Miami as we are !

thefly
03-17-2009, 10:43 PM
Well, they can't all get a draw like (the unseeded) Kohlschreiber. :p
Good night ...

16681
03-17-2009, 11:29 PM
Actually Tommy played better against Nole than I thought he would. I said from the beginning that the draw was no good for Tommy. It would have been interesting to have seen what would have happened if Tommy could have won the TB. Nole was getting upset in the 2nd Set also he seems to have trouble at times with conditioning.
But we will never know now :sad: It was great to at least see Tommy on TV again :)

yumo
03-18-2009, 05:57 PM
UEs killed Tommy :sobbing:

yumo
03-18-2009, 05:59 PM
Hogstedt is there ...
Sara was there too :couple:

Wyna
03-18-2009, 08:54 PM
It was a good 2nd set from Tommy. The first...well, we better forget that soon. But for me it was good to see that he could keep up with Djokovic in the second set. If he could have only taken one of those break points...