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Madrid Open: vamos Tommy!

thefly
05-08-2009, 09:17 PM
True enough, Tommy's in the quali draw (http://www.atpworldtour.com/1/posting/2009/1536/qs.pdf).

So weird. Don't know any of those guys he will/may face in the qualis. This will be interesting.
Will Tommy reach the MD? :p

Lugburz
05-09-2009, 02:00 AM
Yes he will :devil:

TommyB.
05-09-2009, 08:47 AM
I don't know, he can lose against anyone on clay. :p

But his draw looks fine. ;)

thefly
05-09-2009, 12:12 PM
Tommy will be hitting the court soon! OOP (http://www.atpworldtour.com/tennis/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/1/posting/2009/1536/op.pdf)

Btw, is it just me or is the official tournament website completely bonkers ...?

thefly
05-09-2009, 12:57 PM
Match is underway ... and Tommy just broke to a 3-1 lead.

EDIT

And Tommy takes the first 6-2. Well done. Solid serving, obviously.

thefly
05-09-2009, 01:37 PM
4-1 in the second, looking good.

How are things with the points ... The draw sheets say the qualifier in the end gets 25 points; on the main draw page though, it says a first round participant takes at least 10 points home. So how many points does a qualifier get when he enters the MD in the first round? 35? Or just 25, with the 10 points being for players who directly entered the MD?

EDIT

Tommy wins 6-2, 6-1 ... nice practice. Glad for any further match he gets to play ...

Lugburz
05-09-2009, 02:19 PM
Great win I am happy with the result! ;) I couldn't watch the scoreboard this morning as I was in hurry..
Next time I shall be there ! Auf Geht's!!

Wyna
05-09-2009, 02:44 PM
Nice first result, hope the next one goes as well!

el tenista
05-09-2009, 07:13 PM
Good work Tommy! It was only the No. 1816 in the current ranking but it was a nice practice I think. Come on, win another time mate ;)

Lugburz
05-09-2009, 07:52 PM
Tommy at 10.30am tomorrow CET! Good luck!

Lugburz
05-09-2009, 07:53 PM
Toughest opponent that Tommy can get in the 1st Round of the MD is Wawrinka I think...

TommyB.
05-09-2009, 08:26 PM
Toughest opponent that Tommy can get in the 1st Round of the MD is Wawrinka I think...

I would say Ferrer ;)

thefly
05-09-2009, 10:18 PM
Hope Tommy's an early riser. ;)
Of course wins are nice, and every additional match is a plus ... but then again, I'm not sure what it would do to his confidence if he crushed out of a qualifying ... :p
So yeah, he should reach the MD and take the extra points (how many that may be) and face whatever awaits him in the first round.

el tenista
05-10-2009, 09:50 AM
Here we go!

1-0* Tommy!

el tenista
05-10-2009, 10:10 AM
And here's the break! Come on! *4-2 Tommy :)

Nice serving up to now, 90% 1st serve points won, 59% 1st serves in, 2 aces, 1 df, had to save no break point so far...Vamos!!! ;)

Edit: Wooow, what a hold to 0!!! 5-2* Awesome stats now!

thefly
05-10-2009, 10:18 AM
Solid first set.

This time, it's the world number 85 on the other side, fyi, so even though this guy doesn't have a particularly impressive singles record so far, I guess he's of a different quality than the last one ...

el tenista
05-10-2009, 10:19 AM
That was set one! 6-3 Tommy :)

el tenista
05-10-2009, 10:22 AM
3 break points in a row...

and Haas breaks to love :cool: 6-3 *1-0

el tenista
05-10-2009, 10:37 AM
Good hold by Tommy! He saved 2 break points and is now 3-1* up in the second set :)

thefly
05-10-2009, 10:37 AM
Nice hold. :)

Btw, just read the Gasquet-cocain thing ... jeez.

el tenista
05-10-2009, 10:41 AM
Nice hold. :)

Btw, just read the Gasquet-cocain thing ... jeez.

Yep, stupid guy...

*3-2 Tommy, he was 0-30 up in Andujar's service game, that would have been the double break :o

thefly
05-10-2009, 10:45 AM
Ah, come on, I play it boldly and say this thing is done. ;)

Lugburz
05-10-2009, 10:53 AM
are we good?

Lugburz
05-10-2009, 10:58 AM
6-3 5-3,that means we're good ;)

el tenista
05-10-2009, 11:02 AM
63 64 :cool: Nice one Tommy!

Lugburz
05-10-2009, 11:10 AM
Nicely done! :devil: 6-3 6-4

TommyB.
05-10-2009, 11:19 AM
well done Tommy :D

thefly
05-10-2009, 11:19 AM
I really start liking that idea of Tommy playing the qualis right now. Not too strong opponents under a tournament atmosphere, hopefully at least four matches in a row ... good to see at last that he takes his preperations for RG a little seriously. ;)

Lugburz
05-10-2009, 11:25 AM
now I wouldn't mind Gulbis side of draw,Roddick is the possibility in the 2nd :)

thefly
05-10-2009, 11:35 AM
Well, I'll be happy if he gets that first round match. Everything on top is bonus ... ;)

Lugburz
05-10-2009, 11:39 AM
right,step by step ;)

Tommy fan
05-10-2009, 12:58 PM
Vamos Thomas!!

Lugburz
05-10-2009, 03:17 PM
Vamos=Nadal fans :p

AUF GEHT'S TOMMY!

thefly
05-10-2009, 04:51 PM
Vamos=Nadal fans :p

AUF GEHT'S TOMMY!

vamos = spanish, first and foremost ...

Just honouring the host nation ... ;)

But alright, how about "auf-mos"?

thefly
05-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Oh, wait a second, Tommy's already qualified for the MD ... I was under the weird impresson that he has to play three matches to do so. Well. Nice. :p

Lugburz
05-10-2009, 06:07 PM
Oh, wait a second, Tommy's already qualified for the MD ... I was under the weird impresson that he has to play three matches to do so. Well. Nice. :p

:lol: that must be a pleasant surprise for you mate ;)

Lugburz
05-10-2009, 06:11 PM
vamos = spanish, first and foremost ...

Just honouring the host nation ... ;)

But alright, how about "auf-mos"?

good to see honoring the nation ;)
but to cheer Tommy with Vamos,I don't think so :p

el tenista
05-10-2009, 09:11 PM
Tommy will play Gulbis tomorrow! Possible 2nd round match is Roddick! Not too bad I'd say! ;)

He'll play the 4th match on court 6!

thefly
05-10-2009, 09:34 PM
Could be worse, but Gulbis is still a tough one. But obviously not good enough to warrant a bigger court with cameras. Too bad ...

Tommy fan
05-10-2009, 09:37 PM
Aufmos Tommy! :armed:

16681
05-10-2009, 09:57 PM
Tommy's choice of Tournaments to try to make come backs in always catches me by surprise. The Tournaments I think he will try to play in he doesn't and I never gave a thought about him playing in Madrid. Oh well Auf geht's Tommy :D (Since I'm a Nadal Fan also I like Vamos, but it just doesn't fit as a cheer for Tommy).

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 02:45 AM
So Gulbis...hm he can't stand a chance vs Tommy! Auf Geht's !

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 04:02 PM
what's going on with this doubles match?!

thefly
05-11-2009, 04:08 PM
Not sure, but I think the whole ATP site is down, or is that just me? Official tournament site doesn't work either ...

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 04:09 PM
livescore.com seem to be ok but it is stuck on the andujar/garcia lopez match....

thefly
05-11-2009, 04:14 PM
livescore.com seem to be ok but it is stuck on the andujar/garcia lopez match....

I think they get their scores also from the ATP scoreboard. Or it's rain delay. But I think it's more likely a technical glitch with the scoring ...

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 04:16 PM
hardly there's a rain delay,as the other matches are going fine..
How's Tommy on court 6 anyway! :(

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 04:17 PM
wow scoreboard is working once again Tommy 4-2 ! and serves ;)

thefly
05-11-2009, 04:18 PM
Ah, it's working, and Tommy's up with a break in the first, haha!

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 04:20 PM
again delay,but 5-2 right afterwards ;)

Wyna
05-11-2009, 04:27 PM
again delay,but 5-2 right afterwards ;)

Ah that's good :D What's with the scoreboard today? It's really annoying...

thefly
05-11-2009, 04:27 PM
Ha, brilliant. Keep it up!

EDIT

Btw, it sometime helps when you click on the match; then it shows the updated score ...

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 04:28 PM
didn't see this 1st coming so easily, 6-2! :)

Wyna
05-11-2009, 04:35 PM
Wow, keep it up Tommy!

thefly
05-11-2009, 04:39 PM
And here's the next break. Nice.

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 04:40 PM
here comes the break 2-0* !

thefly
05-11-2009, 04:42 PM
Huh, 3-0 already? Where was that service game? :P

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 04:45 PM
Huh, 3-0 already? Where was that service game? :P

lousy and irritating scoreboard AS always :rolleyes:

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 04:50 PM
4-1... we are close now,keep it up Tommy!

thefly
05-11-2009, 04:51 PM
lousy and irritating scoreboard AS always :rolleyes:

More likely a magnificent display of serve by Tommy ... ;)

And a great hold right there!

thefly
05-11-2009, 04:57 PM
Another flashing hold, almost over now, c'mon!

Incredible points won on serve statistics ...

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 04:57 PM
I can't help it but say: I hope we'll SEE Tommy in the next Round...Have I invoke something bad? :rolleyes:

thefly
05-11-2009, 05:03 PM
Ah, damn it, match points gone ...

thefly
05-11-2009, 05:07 PM
Ah no, not now the freakin' rebreak ... oh well, do it now, then!

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 05:08 PM
argh...

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 05:12 PM
no way man :( two bps Gulbis

thefly
05-11-2009, 05:13 PM
wtf, Tommy completely chokes right now ...

Leen.
05-11-2009, 05:19 PM
Omg, how did Tommy lead in the second set?? 5-3?

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 05:20 PM
Tommy lost 5 straight games ,I can't believe we'll have to watch the 3rd one.......

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 05:21 PM
Omg, how did Tommy lead in the second set?? 5-3?

actually 5-2

Leen.
05-11-2009, 05:23 PM
Thanks :)
Oh Tommy...he better wins the deciding set now :(

thefly
05-11-2009, 05:23 PM
I was so sure he'd cap it at 6-2 6-2 ... hope it's not injury but more a lack of concentration after the wasted mp's.

Ah, then in three, for god's sake! It's one thing to lose a match, but to lose a match like this one, that would be tough. Go Tommy!

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 05:26 PM
Come On Tommy ! Concentrate.. focus..

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 05:28 PM
ok now step by step 1-0.

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 05:31 PM
pfew,there's a break..2-0*
Good thing is that we can assume that was no injury affected in the 2nd ;)

Leen.
05-11-2009, 05:38 PM
3*-1 now :)

Edit: 4-1* :D

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 05:43 PM
4-2,now important game..........

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 05:46 PM
unbelievable,ah those famous DF's !

Leen.
05-11-2009, 05:46 PM
Rebreak :( 4-3* now...argh.

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 05:48 PM
come on come on come on now ,break back!
0-40,come on!!

Leen.
05-11-2009, 05:51 PM
5-3 :D Serving for the match now (once again...)

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 05:53 PM
hold!

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 05:54 PM
wtf?!

thefly
05-11-2009, 05:55 PM
Oh you gotta be freakin kidding! I'm dying here ...

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 06:05 PM
I can't stand this...

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 06:05 PM
pfew ! 6-5...

Leen.
05-11-2009, 06:07 PM
Has he ever choked that hard before?!

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 06:09 PM
scoreboard is stuck once again :(

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 06:11 PM
hell yeah ! what a drama

thefly
05-11-2009, 06:12 PM
Oh YES! God damit that feels so f****** good! Man!

Alright, I'm off to the hospital, see ya!

Lugburz
05-11-2009, 06:16 PM
Oh YES! God damit that feels so f****** good! Man!

Alright, I'm off to the hospital, see ya!

:lol: see ya!

just for the record :
T Haas (GER) d E Gulbis (LAT) 62 57 75

TommyB.
05-11-2009, 06:45 PM
from 6-2 5-2, lucky escape Tommy :angel:

Wyna
05-11-2009, 07:12 PM
Wow that got close again. But good to see that Tommy still managed to win it.

thefly
05-11-2009, 07:15 PM
from 6-2 5-2, lucky escape Tommy :angel:

Tommy was the lucky one? In my book it was more Gulbis who escaped over and over again ...

Tommy fan
05-11-2009, 07:58 PM
Geesh Tommy :eek:
Should have been 6:2 6:2, how the hell did it end 6:2 5:7 7:5..
But atleast he won.. Good win over all.. Good luck next round! :angel:

thefly
05-11-2009, 08:36 PM
Yeah, nice reward, the match against Andy, and in moving images for us. ;)
Just to crunch some numbers, Tommy beat Andy four times on clay, never lost, and it's Andy's debut on clay this year. Now we'll see where Tommy is standing right now ...
At least he has a day off now after three matches.

Wyna
05-11-2009, 08:58 PM
I don't expect anything from the next match but it's great for Tommy that he is getting some match practice. And some wins in a row (even in quali draw) should be good for his confidence.

thefly
05-12-2009, 12:49 PM
I still wonder whether Tommy will get additional points for going through the qualis. Like, currently 45 plus 25? Would be fair ... I have no idea about these things; never had to worry about stuff like that with Tommy before ... :p

thefly
05-12-2009, 01:46 PM
Just looked into it a bit and now can answer my own question with a "yes" ... that's cool, so now Tommy's at least already past that 1000 points barrier once again.
Now maybe some more points here, then some in Paris, and he should have a little cushion in case something bad happens on grass ...

Lugburz
05-12-2009, 02:27 PM
Just looked into it a bit and now can answer my own question with a "yes" ... that's cool, so now Tommy's at least already past that 1000 points barrier once again.
Now maybe some more points here, then some in Paris, and he should have a little cushion in case something bad happens on grass ...

That's good to know ;) It would be good if we can concentrate on his ranking once again :)

thefly
05-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Ha, Tommy plays the last match tomorrow night on center. Clearly the day's highlight. ;)
See you then ...

16681
05-13-2009, 01:32 AM
Well a win is a win no matter how you look at it :D And Andy is awful on clay, plus this is his first Tournament since he got married so may be Andy won't be all that focused on tennis :p

el tenista
05-13-2009, 10:15 AM
This will be a great match today around 10 pm... :) Come on Tommy, just do it!!! :devil::worship:

leng jai
05-13-2009, 11:44 AM
How many hours until the match starts?

TommyB.
05-13-2009, 11:51 AM
How many hours until the match starts?

nine hours...around 10 pm CET

Thanos
05-13-2009, 11:52 AM
probably won't get to watch this but goodluck to him.

leng jai
05-13-2009, 11:58 AM
Thanks, I'll try to watch it on a stream.

Tommy fan
05-13-2009, 09:24 PM
Omg Tommy on ESPN!!
Good luck!

thefly
05-13-2009, 09:24 PM
Alrighty, it's on. I hope he wins, just so we can see him against Davy. Davydenko on clay - must be the most unpleasant match possible. :p Could do with a little "Tommy going crazy on court" ... ;)

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 09:25 PM
Ok,good luck Tommy!

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 09:34 PM
great start!

thefly
05-13-2009, 09:44 PM
So weird, to see Tommy on the red clay. :p But looking good so far. :)

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 09:45 PM
yeah,great fight so far!!

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 09:50 PM
woow,those sensitive drop shots ! *4-0 Tommy!

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 09:53 PM
he's doing everything perfectly so far! don't screw that up Tommy!

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 10:01 PM
Just beautiful 19 w 12 UE's and 7 aces! Tommy takes the 1st set 6-1 ! keep it up !

thefly
05-13-2009, 10:14 PM
Yep, nice ... now just one more break ...

thefly
05-13-2009, 10:15 PM
lol, Roddick expecting yet another drop shot and Tommy plays it long ... luv it.

EDIT

Holy smokes, those angles!

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 10:19 PM
but Tommy looks so great on the court,great variation of the shots !

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 10:20 PM
here's another one ;)

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 10:20 PM
lol, Roddick expecting yet another drop shot and Tommy plays it long ... luv it.

EDIT

Holy smokes, those angles!

exactly.
edit:
here's another one ;)

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 10:28 PM
1st serve dropped dramatically in the 2nd ...

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 10:31 PM
very important game that was,so. good hold!

clever1980
05-13-2009, 10:37 PM
Hello!

Does anyone have live stream link?

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 10:40 PM
Hello!

Does anyone have live stream link?

www.atdhe.net
www.bet365.com you'll have to check in ,so I suggest atdhe.net

clever1980
05-13-2009, 10:41 PM
Thanks so much.. Atdhe.net will do.

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 10:43 PM
Thanks so much.. Atdhe.net will do.

no prob.;)

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 10:47 PM
jeez! what a drama,great hold by Tommy,Roddick is getting nervous,I guess now is the right time to break..

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 10:53 PM
Tommy needs to improve 1st serve in and there won't be any problems..

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 10:54 PM
that's more like it ;)
now TieBreak ..Auf Geht's Tommy !

clever1980
05-13-2009, 10:57 PM
Oh man... I am getting nervous!

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 11:01 PM
come on now.........

clever1980
05-13-2009, 11:09 PM
Man...:( Third set it is.. Come on..

thefly
05-13-2009, 11:09 PM
Ah darn. Good TB by both, just a little too careless by Tommy in the end. Let's hope he'll keep his focus up ...

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 11:11 PM
I am still thinking with this play Tommy must beat him

thefly
05-13-2009, 11:11 PM
I think Tommy's the better player and he shows it, but I get the impression that he's a little tired ...

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 11:13 PM
or too patient maybe...

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 11:28 PM
pfew,pfew,pfew important hold...

Btw,still that 1st serve is a mystery,hopefully that'll improve

clever1980
05-13-2009, 11:29 PM
Come on Tommy!!!! His first serve % is so slow.:(

clever1980
05-13-2009, 11:34 PM
Now will be a good time to break!!:D

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 11:39 PM
not now......

clever1980
05-13-2009, 11:41 PM
Darn.. He had entire count open..:(

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 11:43 PM
everything is collapsing with no reason

thefly
05-13-2009, 11:51 PM
I don't know ... that feels just wrong. Doesn't feel like Roddick had to do much - despite Tommy playing pretty strong throughout - except serving strong in the 2nd and 2rd and taking advantage of Tommy's own at times weak serve. I hate that. Tommy would have earned to get that one in two. Just one or two points here and there ... frustrating.
All the more because over a long period, that almost felt like good old times (with the exception of the backhand maybe).
Well. At least it was promising ...

Lugburz
05-13-2009, 11:54 PM
it was weird actually,Tommy had him so many times.But that serve,ah....It is really frustrating....

clever1980
05-14-2009, 12:06 AM
Never really get to watch Tommy plays as much as I would like. As far as I remember Tommy's serves always have been up and down so much. Hope he will do better next time.

Lugburz
05-14-2009, 12:13 AM
Never really get to watch Tommy plays as much as I would like. As far as I remember Tommy's serves always have been up and down so much. Hope he will do better next time.

well at least as thefly said it was promising...
And consolation would be:I didn't see Tommy got nervous like before,that could mean that he's aware what match he lost,nothing more but match that he should have won.So I guess,he's prepared for the next challenge...but still this was very bad loss..

TommyB.
05-14-2009, 12:21 AM
Tommy and his old problem: mental toughness. He must win such a match. :shrug: Well, he collected some unexpected ranking points at least.

clever1980
05-14-2009, 12:32 AM
I am not sure his calmness is a good thing. May be he didn't have much expectation. Tommy always likes to argue :D and I thought that shows his motivation. I think a couple of loose points cost him the match that he should have won. I wouldn't say he wasn't mentally tough. He saved 11 break points which won't be done without mental toughness.

Wyna
05-14-2009, 09:33 AM
This should have been Tommy's win :shrug: but I think this tournament could be a good sign for the upcoming season.

timoe
05-14-2009, 04:11 PM
Davydenko withdrew - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH that would have been the quarterfinal. :mad:

TommyB.
05-14-2009, 05:04 PM
this hurts again...he missed such a great opportunity :(

thefly
05-14-2009, 07:00 PM
Ouch.

marquez
05-14-2009, 08:19 PM
more than unlucky for tommy
yesterday I thought that he wouldn't have won against davy anyway because hes such a bad matchup for him
but that hurts now

Tommy fan
05-14-2009, 10:01 PM
That was fucking pathetic.
I still can't believe he lost, especially now when Roddick got the WO from Davydenko.
I watched the match until 2 all in the 3rd and until that point I thought he;d be the winner.
In the 1st set he made a joke from Roddick, completely outplayed him.
In the 2nd he was still the better player overall, but couldn't win the important points (30 all on Roddick's serve at 5 all and 4 all) and those 2 MP's :sad:
If he can't win against Roddick on clay, so against who he can?!

16681
05-15-2009, 12:09 AM
Well you might know I missed the great 1st Set and came in very early in the 2nd Set.
Early on even in the 2nd Set Tommy was serving well and he was as is said in tennis "painting the lines"--like Nadal does.
But as the Match went on the serve started to go and the shots instead of "painting the lines" were going long. I knew as soon as Roddick won the TB in the 2nd Set that he would win the Match :sad:

timoe
05-15-2009, 02:52 PM
If he can't win against Roddick on clay, so against who he can?!

It's not like Federer is crushing Roddick today, 7:5 6:7 at the moment. ;)

I think this shows what I already thought: It was a match on a high level, probably the best I've seen from Tommy for a while, but if Roddick plays and especially serves like he did in set 2 and 3 vs Tommy it's gonna be a tight match against anyone, even on clay or at least on a fast claycourt as we have in Madrid. And then it's about making the deciding points, Tommy didn't, but there are lots of opponents who couldn't have held their serves all the time like Roddick, the way Tommy played.

I'm much more concerned whether he can play at the same level again, if he does and gets a good draw, we can expect something from him in Roland Garros.

darkdesigns
05-15-2009, 08:38 PM
more than unlucky for tommy
yesterday I thought that he wouldn't have won against davy anyway because hes such a bad matchup for him
but that hurts now

Tough luck indeed.

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