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rica87
06-26-2009, 08:23 PM
hey guys! :wavey: I've been suffering through the whole match! :scared: please Tommy break his serve! N-O-W!

<Eve>
06-26-2009, 08:26 PM
Tommy baby :p ...... HOLDDDDDDDD

Edit: Hi Ricka :wavey: i'm dying in here of my nerves :o

rica87
06-26-2009, 08:28 PM
Tommy Girl :wavey:

I think I'm fainting! :o OMG Tommy HOLD!

rica87
06-26-2009, 08:30 PM
NOOOO! match point! :(

<Eve>
06-26-2009, 08:35 PM
This is 100% sure the most exiting match i've seen. Best match ever for me.
My goodness.

2 MP each.. :p

thefly
06-26-2009, 08:36 PM
That is one of the craziest, most messed-up matches I have EVER seen. And to cap things off properly, they have to stop at 6-6 in the fifth. Insane.

TommyB.
06-26-2009, 08:38 PM
Tennis is a crazy game. What a thriller.

Tommy fan
06-26-2009, 08:39 PM
My heart!!
How will he sleep tonight?
How will I? :eek:
Wow... I still can't believe he didn't give up after being a breakdown twice.. Wow.. Good luck tomorrow!!! Keep fighting!!

timoe
06-26-2009, 08:41 PM
Aaah my nerves... Don't think I was ever shouting, cursing and cheering more in front of my TV. Just crazy. I need to go for a walk now and tomorrow we'll fucking win this thing. :D

thefly
06-26-2009, 08:42 PM
I've already prepared a rant about Tommy and his time in Wimbledon, that it has never been a lucky place for him, and it never will be, that the thing with him and Wimby just doesn't work ... maybe it's the pollen allergy (he repeatedly got eye drops from the doc and is constantly fumbling with his nose), I don't know ... but with this match, it seems like fate has a hand in there. Probably more than Tommy, at least.
Ridiculous.

oranges
06-26-2009, 08:44 PM
If anyone thinks that the match is easier on someone who actually likes both, it's not. I'm totally exhausted and yet I don't think I'll be able to sleep from all the adrenaline.

Tommy S/Ving like crazy :inlove: He knows I'm volley deprived :D

<Eve>
06-26-2009, 08:44 PM
I think Tommy wanted Wyna to see him finish the match (as she's in theatre and couldnt watch today) :lol:

thefly
06-26-2009, 08:45 PM
Yeah, I thought later in the match that he just S/Vs too much. It's great to mix up his game, but not like this. Seems like he lost confidence in his ground strokes.

HoistDaColors
06-26-2009, 08:47 PM
I loled when Sarah foster screamed and Patrick Kuhne, who was sitting next to her, covered his ear.

Best of luck tomorrow Tommy. You've worked too hard for this. :rocker:

SheLikesToDisco
06-26-2009, 08:47 PM
I think Tommy wanted Wyna to see him finish the match (as she's in theatre and couldnt watch today) :lol:

I agree! I had texting duties and I sent a lot of detailed texts to her and I'm sure she felt as if she was there! :lol: She gets to see it tomorrow ;) :bounce:

rica87
06-26-2009, 08:51 PM
what a match! absolutely nerve-wracking! http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif If he blows it tomorrow I'm gonna kill him... or Cilic! :lol:
good night everyone! :wavey:

HoistDaColors
06-26-2009, 08:52 PM
Yeah, I thought later in the match that he just S/Vs too much. It's great to mix up his game, but not like this. Seems like he lost confidence in his ground strokes.


I don't understand why either. He's bh dtl to set up the 2nd match point was a thing of beauty. he's s/v was really getting too predictable.

oranges
06-26-2009, 08:56 PM
Yeah, I thought later in the match that he just S/Vs too much. It's great to mix up his game, but not like this. Seems like he lost confidence in his ground strokes.

I thought he wanted to give Marin as little rhythm as possible, while neutralizing him a lot with slices when they do get in a rally, It worked pretty well for the most part, but both played in patches, so there's only so much you can do if you level goes up and down.

thefly
06-26-2009, 09:00 PM
I thought he wanted to give Marin as little rhythm as possible, while neutralizing him a lot with slices when they do get in a rally, It worked pretty well for the most part, but both played in patches, so there's only so much you can do if you level goes up and down.

Sure, it worked as long as he used it to mix his game up, but when you almost exclusively go to the net on your serve, the unpredictable part is just gone, and he got the bill in form of numerous passing shots and tough returns. Also, his serving wasn't as strong anymore.

Lugburz
06-26-2009, 09:03 PM
Well obviously it was an awesome match with a great twist. I nearly had stroke from time to time,mostly shouting at Croatian commentator :lol: But in the end I switched the program :p
Yeah it was odd looking Tommy with the eyes problem,but now it's time for fresh and decisive start tomorrow. Because tomorrow there mustn't be Tommy's classic slow start,he'll have to byte that field!!
Auf Fuckin' Geht's Tommy!!!!

<Eve>
06-26-2009, 09:12 PM
Well obviously it was an awesome match with a great twist. I nearly had stroke from time to time,mostly shouting at Croatian commentator :lol: But in the end I switched the program :p
Yeah it was odd looking Tommy with the eyes problem,but now it's time for fresh and decisive start tomorrow. Because tomorrow there mustn't be Tommy's classic slow start,he'll have to byte that field!!
Auf Fuckin' Geht's Tommy!!!! I think tomorrow will be a repeat of the match against Peya, 5 min on court and Tommy's the winner :angel::devil:

Lugburz
06-26-2009, 09:19 PM
I think tomorrow will be a repeat of the match against Peya, 5 min on court and Tommy's the winner :angel::devil:

That's the spirit girl!! :worship::devil:

Lugburz
06-26-2009, 09:22 PM
Tommy's scheduled for the second match on the Court1.......fingers crossed.....

thefly
06-26-2009, 09:22 PM
Well, it worked against Peya, and today Tommy also had bp in Cilic's very first service game. But I don't know ... that's all so incredible ... it will be all about nerves tomorrow. In that regard, Tommy with his experience should be able to use the overnight break better ...

I read the match will be continued on Court 1, second match. Makes sense.

Wyna
06-26-2009, 09:45 PM
Oh my god, what a match. I was sitting in the theatre and a friend was texting me the scores and I was so nervous the whole time :lol:
I am so surprised how long they kept going, wasn't it already really dark?

rica87
06-26-2009, 10:15 PM
Oh my god, what a match. I was sitting in the theatre and a friend was texting me the scores and I was so nervous the whole time :lol:
I am so surprised how long they kept going, wasn't it already really dark?

it was too dark to use hawk eye, so yes, really dark. :lol:

Wyna
06-26-2009, 10:52 PM
it was too dark to use hawk eye, so yes, really dark. :lol:

OMG :tape::haha:

16681
06-27-2009, 03:12 AM
Well however it turns out I'm very proud of Tommy :yeah:

sundog
06-27-2009, 05:59 AM
Well however it turns out I'm very proud of Tommy :yeah:Me too, Mae! Tommy's an incredible fighter. He gave my heart a workout for 4 hours today, but he kept coming back from being down. I hope he's proud of himself as well. C'mon Tommy, finish him off tomorrow! You can do it!!

<Eve>
06-27-2009, 07:33 AM
Well however it turns out I'm very proud of Tommy :yeah: Absolutely!!!! :worship:

Me too, Mae! Tommy's an incredible fighter. He gave my heart a workout for 4 hours today, but he kept coming back from being down. I hope he's proud of himself as well. C'mon Tommy, finish him off tomorrow! You can do it!!
:lol: @ the heart workout, same here :p

SO today's the day!! Come on Tommy!!! :rocker2:

Sheepy
06-27-2009, 09:50 AM
I think tomorrow will be a repeat of the match against Peya, 5 min on court and Tommy's the winner :angel::devil:

Hopefully :):devil:

Well however it turns out I'm very proud of Tommy :yeah:

Me too. There were so many times in that last set when he looked down and out but he hung on in there! Best match of the tournament thus far in my book, regardless of outcome.

Now come on, Tommy; auf geht's!!! :rocker2:

Lugburz
06-27-2009, 11:10 AM
OK I'm back! this will be long 2-3 hours of waiting.....

Wyna
06-27-2009, 12:20 PM
Why does it have to be a men's match before Tommy? I finally wanna know who is going to win :rolleyes: I bet Davydenko - Berdych play 5 sets (just to annoy me :lol:)

Lugburz
06-27-2009, 12:38 PM
Hope Berdych will crush Davydenko in straights :devil:

rica87
06-27-2009, 01:59 PM
ok Berdych won. it's time to finish what you started, Tommy! http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif

<Eve>
06-27-2009, 02:12 PM
ok Berdych won. it's time to finish what you started, Tommy! http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif
I love this one : http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif <- this is me

AUF GEHT's!!!!!!

Lugburz
06-27-2009, 02:13 PM
Tommy we'll win we'll win!

rica87
06-27-2009, 02:20 PM
I love this one : http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif <- this is me

AUF GEHT's!!!!!!

tell me 'bout it! http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif

7-7 C'mon Tommy!!!

rica87
06-27-2009, 02:28 PM
OMG two break points!!! MACH ES, TOMMYY!!!!

thefly
06-27-2009, 02:34 PM
AHHH, again S/V madness. WHY! Why NOW?

oranges
06-27-2009, 02:41 PM
Congrats Tommy :yeah: Great match, even if it took two years of my life :lol:

thefly
06-27-2009, 02:42 PM
WOOOHOOOOOO. Oh BOY. The meltdown madness continued to the very last point. The hand of fate ...

I'm wasted.

<Eve>
06-27-2009, 02:42 PM
Thefly, may i? ;)

:bounce::bowdown::dance::woohoo::worship::bigclap: :clap2::yippee::rocker2::music::rocker::banana::cr azy::sport::aparty:

thefly
06-27-2009, 02:45 PM
Btw great cheering in the end from Sarah, she seems to be really into it, and that's good or Tommy. And of course Hogstedt couldn't resist kissing here. :p
Great team in his box right now, I hope he works something out with Hogstedt and they stay together for the rest of the ride ...

Thefly, may i? ;)

:bounce::bowdown::dance::woohoo::worship::bigclap: :clap2::yippee::rocker2::music::rocker::banana::cr azy::sport::aparty:


Sure, knock yourself out. ;)

rica87
06-27-2009, 02:49 PM
:bounce::bigclap::bowdown::yippee::banana::woohoo:

:worship: AMAZING! :yeah: great match! needlessly long, though. ;) :lol:

Lugburz
06-27-2009, 03:05 PM
I'm wasted as well! no comments 'til I'm calm!

hEY there rica!!

TommyB.
06-27-2009, 03:06 PM
http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Tanzen/smilie_tanz_023.gif

Lugburz
06-27-2009, 03:06 PM
http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Tanzen/smilie_tanz_023.gif

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

<Eve>
06-27-2009, 03:07 PM
http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Tanzen/smilie_tanz_023.gif
you're funny :haha: :lol:

sundog
06-27-2009, 04:40 PM
Yes! Way to go Tommy!! :bounce: I woke up this morning feeling nervous cuz I wasn't sure if he'd played yet, then read texts from three of my friends that he had won and started shaking with relief. Does he even know what he puts us through? Sheesh! I'm going up to the roof of Cafe Tommy to have a drink...LOL :drink:

Sheepy
06-27-2009, 06:24 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

16681
06-28-2009, 12:55 AM
Sorry I'm so late getting in here, but I was trying to find the words to show my feelings for Tommy's win. Words failed me so... :dance: :clap2: :bigclap: :woohoo: :worship:
:bowdown: :yippee: :crazy: :banana: :rocker: :rocker2: :aparty: :yeah:

Lugburz
06-28-2009, 02:23 PM
Court4 :( Ich kann nicht glauben :(

<Eve>
06-28-2009, 02:29 PM
Court4 :( Ich kann nicht glauben :(
Ich auch nicht!!! Pfff und ich habe mein(e-n/m/r/s)) Statistik exam um 12.15 Uhr.. :mad: :sad:
SCHEISSE...:o

The good thing is Ivan, your Geman is becoming better and better :angel:

Lugburz
06-28-2009, 02:41 PM
Ich auch nicht!!! Pfff und ich habe mein(e-n/m/r/s)) Statistik exam um 12.15 Uhr.. :mad: :sad:
SCHEISSE...:o

The good thing is Ivan, your Geman is becoming better and better :angel:

Ah I feel sorry for you and your exam :rolleyes:

oh don't worry I always knew how to say Ich kann nicht glauben, Sometimes shouting it on a tennis court while playing my dad :o

TommyB.
06-28-2009, 03:08 PM
It's a pity that all R16 matches are placed on monday. So no suprise, that he has to play on a small court.

Viel Glück für deine Prüfung TG.

thefly
06-28-2009, 03:12 PM
oh don't worry I always knew how to say Ich kann nicht glauben, Sometimes shouting it on a tennis court while playing my dad :o

But an "es" between your "kann" and "nicht" and you're on a good way ... ;)

But WTF, court 4?! In the 2nd week?! Aren't the youngsters supposed to play there or something? Incredible. Put Verdasco and karlovic there for Christ's sake!

thefly
06-28-2009, 03:15 PM
It's a pity that all R16 matches are placed on monday. So no suprise, that he has to play on a small court.


You're right, it's indeed all of them. But why, what's the deal with that? Do they fear a huge thunderstorm coming up or what?

<Eve>
06-28-2009, 03:18 PM
I think it's just to give them equal rest before the final.. Normally one player has 1 day of rest and the other 2 after the Semis, so this is more honest?

Thanks TommyB! And Lug, i feel sorry for myself aswell ;)

But, I forgot about the time difference, so it wil start like an hour after I start.. I will miss about 1 hour, i can live with that i guess :)

TommyB.
06-28-2009, 03:19 PM
You're right, it's indeed all of them. But why, what's the deal with that? Do they fear a huge thunderstorm coming up or what?

Wimbledon and their tradition. It's always the same...no play on sunday and a full program on monday.

thefly
06-28-2009, 03:38 PM
Weird, never realized that. So ... the final on Thursday? :p

TennisFan2012
06-28-2009, 10:39 PM
I saw Tommy play Peya on Court 3 at Wimbledon. This was the first time I had been to Wimbledon (and maybe will be my only time). Peya had a great serve so it took awhile for Tommy to get the timing right. But it was great to see him get through and continue to do so well! Go Tommy!

sundog
06-29-2009, 03:38 AM
So cool that you got to see his match live, Squotis! Good luck Tommy against Andreev. Straight sets this time, OK babe? ;)

Tommy fan
06-29-2009, 05:07 AM
You're right, it's indeed all of them. But why, what's the deal with that? Do they fear a huge thunderstorm coming up or what?

What a dumb organizers :o
Tommy should take his revenge in them and win. ;)
I'm still nt over about that 10:8 over Cilic, I hope Tommy is.. Good luck today!!!

<Eve>
06-29-2009, 09:51 AM
I'm off to the exam so I'll cheer now ;)

GOOOOO TOMMY!!!! Do your best :)
Auf geht's!! :rocker2:

rica87
06-29-2009, 10:16 AM
best of luck to you, Eva! I keep my fingers crossed!!! :bounce:

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 10:49 AM
:woohoo: I have TV coverage!

rica87
06-29-2009, 10:56 AM
:woohoo: I have TV coverage!

wow! congrats! :yeah: german television won't be broadcasting live... :rolleyes:

Wyna
06-29-2009, 11:03 AM
wow! congrats! :yeah: german television won't be broadcasting live... :rolleyes:

DSF is starting the broadcast now. So we should be able to see Tommy.

rica87
06-29-2009, 11:06 AM
they do??? great! :clap2: when I checked teletext this morning tennis was scheduled for 4:30pm!

Wyna
06-29-2009, 11:08 AM
they do??? great! :clap2: when I checked teletext this morning tennis was scheduled for 4:30pm!

yep, I was disappointed first too. Then they changed the time to 2pm and now it's 1 :banana:

rica87
06-29-2009, 11:11 AM
gaawwwd I'm nervous! :o
:bounce: C'mon Tommy!

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 12:27 PM
ahh now I'm without tv civ but this stream is working awesome on my joy!
Tommy and his volleys today :yeah:

thefly
06-29-2009, 12:30 PM
Just came home ... and nice to see a first set on our side and TV coverage. :p

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 12:31 PM
good to have you back ;)

thefly
06-29-2009, 12:39 PM
good to have you back ;)

Thanks. :)

Not so nice though to see pretty much the same Tommy as in the round before. Defensive from the baseline, too much S&V ...

But great return game now! Come on!

EDIT

Yes.

Oh, btw, Petsche is there in Tommy's box. Cool

shadows
06-29-2009, 12:43 PM
^ I like his s&v, it's been very effective out there today!

Tommy looking really good so far ^_^

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 12:45 PM
never too much of S&V ,especially when its so effective ;)

thefly
06-29-2009, 12:51 PM
Well, Andreev will adjust his returns more and more, but at least Tommy's serving incredibly well today, that makes the difference.

rica87
06-29-2009, 12:52 PM
I gotta go... :sad: have fun guys! :) I hope he will continue playing like this! you can do it, Tommy! :bigclap:

Wyna
06-29-2009, 12:53 PM
Yeah, 2 sets for Tommy :banana:

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 12:56 PM
I gotta go... :sad: have fun guys! :) I hope he will continue playing like this! you can do it, Tommy! :bigclap:

:yeah:

<Eve>
06-29-2009, 12:58 PM
I'm back from uni!!! How great to come back after this terrible exam to see Tommy already has the first 2 sets :D:D
Having stream :yeah:
Also good to read he's playing fine :)

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 01:02 PM
woow,gotta love Tommy's game so far,I just hope he'll keep this level as I really can't see him losing this one.
Great determination,awesome slice returns and bombs occasionally..
He is closer and closer to break Andreev once again ,Auf Geht's!

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 01:02 PM
I'm back from uni!!! How great to come back after this terrible exam to see Tommy already has the first 2 sets :D:D
Having stream :yeah:
Also good to read he's playing fine :)

Yeah this stream this time is awesome :confused: :devil::devil:

Ohh what a touch at the net......once again :devil:

<Eve>
06-29-2009, 01:03 PM
my goodness, he's making awesome points!!! It's all working this time :yeah:

thefly
06-29-2009, 01:16 PM
Yes, that has to be it!! Andreev has no answer to this ...

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 01:18 PM
Fingers crossed for sweet finish.

shadows
06-29-2009, 01:19 PM
absolutely fantastic, he's been so good at the net today! Hasn't even faced a bp!

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 01:25 PM
yeah,now only to finish it with class :yeah:

thefly
06-29-2009, 01:25 PM
lol, wish I could understand Russian. :p

One of my favourite of Tommy's shots these days is his defensive slice drop shot. Even under huge pressure he can play that one incredibly dangerously. There are not many out there who can do it like this, Roger I think ...

Now come on, serve it out!

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 01:29 PM
:woohoo: what was the stats for the net points? I'm thinking its sick one

thefly
06-29-2009, 01:29 PM
haha, allll right! Best performance in Wimbledon so far.

Now come on Nole, we're waiting.

thefly
06-29-2009, 01:30 PM
:woohoo: what was the stats for the net points? I'm thinking its sick one

Net approaches: 38 of 46 = 83 %

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 01:36 PM
Net approaches: 38 of 46 = 83 %

Not sick ,INCREDIBLE! :devil::devil:

TommyB.
06-29-2009, 01:42 PM
http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Tanzen/smilie_tanz_025.gif

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 01:43 PM
http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Tanzen/smilie_tanz_025.gif

aha here it goes again! :haha:

gotta love this one as well :lol:

<Eve>
06-29-2009, 01:45 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: THIS is AWESOME!!!!!!!! :rocker2:

Too bad i haven't seen a lot of the match but doesn't matter :p

So HAPPY!!!!!! Cuz I also passed my Exam of this afternoon :D :D

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 01:48 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: THIS is AWESOME!!!!!!!! :rocker2:

Too bad i haven't seen a lot of the match but doesn't matter :p

So HAPPY!!!!!! Cuz I also passed my Exam of this afternoon :D :D

:devil: :woohoo: :yeah:
I'm waiting on my results though :p

Wyna
06-29-2009, 01:51 PM
I am so happy about this. He played great and made it into his first Wimbledon QF :aparty:

<Eve>
06-29-2009, 01:53 PM
http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Tanzen/smilie_tanz_025.gif
:haha: Tommy where the hell do you find these great smileys!!!! It's so funny!!!! :devil:

<Eve>
06-29-2009, 01:54 PM
:devil: :woohoo: :yeah:
I'm waiting on my results though :p
I;'ll be Mrs fortuneteller this time; tommy will get to SF, AND you will get accepted.

I just KNOW it :D :devil:

thefly
06-29-2009, 02:06 PM
Congrats to everyone who passes any kind of exam these days ... :p

So glad Tommy finally joined the "Last Eight" club, something long overdue for a player of his class. But it's not finished yet ... ;)

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 02:08 PM
I;'ll be Mrs fortuneteller this time; tommy will get to SF, AND you will get accepted.

I just KNOW it :D :devil:

It seems like I don't have any choice but to trust you ;)

and I'm afraid if Tommy gets the semis he'll take the tittle ! and its very modest thinking :)

thefly
06-29-2009, 03:24 PM
lol, Tommy on court 4 today and Verdasco vs. Karlovic in a half empty stadium. The "crowd" doesn't even bother anymore to clap after Ivo's aces. Ridiculous.
But on the other hand I can't complain I think. Maybe court 4 is a little faster than the others ... ;)

<Eve>
06-29-2009, 03:26 PM
:lol: thanks thefly, sorry for putting it in here though but this is just a great day!!!

TommyB, thanks so muck for the website; ill celebrate Tommy's win into the QF with those awesome smileys :D

http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Tanzen/smilie_tanz_018.gif http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Tanzen/smilie_tanz_040.gif http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Tanzen/smilie_tanz_042.gif http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Tanzen/smilie_tanz_067.gif

rica87
06-29-2009, 03:53 PM
so he won? :worship::bounce::clap2::woohoo: very well done! ok now he has Nole up against him. tough one. looking forward to watch this match! :) when will it be? wednesday?

<Eve>
06-29-2009, 04:11 PM
so he won? :worship::bounce::clap2::woohoo: very well done! ok now he has Nole up against him. tough one. looking forward to watch this match! :) when will it be? wednesday?
Guess wednesday yes :yeah:
And last time Tommy def Nole on grass so nothing's impossible :devil:

rica87
06-29-2009, 04:27 PM
Guess wednesday yes :yeah:
And last time Tommy def Nole on grass so nothing's impossible :devil:

yes, I remember that! :lol: but I think Nole's playing much better this week than in Halle, so I expect a tough match. :angel: Vamos Tommy!

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 05:33 PM
It's not Vamos :( :p

rica87
06-29-2009, 05:57 PM
oh really? :angel:

<Eve>
06-29-2009, 05:57 PM
No Vamos indeed :p
Btw Rica, where's Tommy in your sig?!?! :devil: :devil:

rica87
06-29-2009, 06:01 PM
:lol: wait, I'll take care of it. :p

better?

<Eve>
06-29-2009, 06:21 PM
PERFECT!!!!!! :lol:

TommyB.
06-29-2009, 06:23 PM
Rematch vs Nole. Hm, I think we can't compare Halle and Wimbledon, because it's a Grand Slam and the courts are slower. However, Tommy has all his chances when he plays (serves) like today. Auf geht's Junge!!

Tommy reached his 1st Wimby QF...just great! :worship:

oranges
06-29-2009, 06:38 PM
That was nice, quick and convincing :D QF baby, no stopping now

Sheepy
06-29-2009, 06:39 PM
That was nice, quick and convincing :D QF baby, no stopping now

Couldn't have put it better myself :D Nole next, auf geht's! :woohoo:

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 06:54 PM
:lol: wait, I'll take care of it. :p

better?

ok it's better now,but without that Vamos thing!

and put Tommy on the first place instead of so called Nadal :p
I'm gonna transform you into real German ;)

rica87
06-29-2009, 06:59 PM
ok it's better now,but without that Vamos thing!

and put Tommy on the first place instead of so called Nadal :p
I'm gonna transform you into real German ;)

the order of the names is due to their length ;) symmetry, you know?

<Eve>
06-29-2009, 07:06 PM
the order of the names is due to their length ;) symmetry, you know?
I don't see how 4 -5 -5 is symmetry!? :lol: :haha: :p

5-4-5 is symmetry => Tommy - Rafa - Marat

:devil::devil::devil::devil::devil:

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 07:08 PM
the order of the names is due to their length ;) symmetry, you know?

ok,then just remove 'Rafa' and you'll be ok! :lol:
Tommy and Marat sounds way too better ;)

rica87
06-29-2009, 07:10 PM
:haha: no, it's short - long - short. visually! :p

<Eve>
06-29-2009, 07:12 PM
Ahh that kind of symmetry :o :rolleyes:
Well I think it's already an improvement Tommy's in your sig so I won't complain anymore :lol:

rica87
06-29-2009, 07:13 PM
ok,then just remove 'Rafa' and you'll be ok! :lol:
Tommy and Marat sounds way too better ;)

I'll take off Rafa if you remove RF and Kohli. :p see. :aplot: it's not gonna happen! :lol: :tape:

let's put it this way: Tommy is my center of attention! nothing wrong with that, no? ;)

rica87
06-29-2009, 07:15 PM
Ahh that kind of symmetry :o :rolleyes:
Well I think it's already an improvement Tommy's in your sig so I won't complain anymore :lol:

that's nice! :angel: thank you! :lol:

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 07:19 PM
I'll take off Rafa if you remove RF and Kohli. :p see. :aplot: it's not gonna happen! :lol: :tape:

let's put it this way: Tommy is my center of attention! nothing wrong with that, no? ;)

ok we are taking step by step ;) I'm sure you'll remove it by the end of the year :lol:

Just can't see the connection between Rafa Tommy and Marat :shrug:

rica87
06-29-2009, 07:32 PM
Just can't see the connection between Rafa Tommy and Marat :shrug:

I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. :o ;) no, everyone to his taste. the important thing is that we agree on Hasi! http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_peace.gif

Lugburz
06-29-2009, 07:51 PM
I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. :o ;) no, everyone to his taste. the important thing is that we agree on Hasi! http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_peace.gif

:yeah: ;)

Wyna
06-29-2009, 08:13 PM
Just can't see the connection between Rafa Tommy and Marat :shrug:

It's not that unique ;)

rica87
06-29-2009, 08:17 PM
:lol: http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_clap.gif wonderful player selection btw! :yeah:

sorry for being off topic [again] but may I ask you why you crossed out Monf and Rafa?

Wyna
06-29-2009, 08:24 PM
:lol: http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_clap.gif wonderfull player's selection btw! :yeah:

sorry for being off topic [again] but may I ask you why you crossed out Monf and Rafa?

thank you :D
I crossed them out because they did not play Wimbledon. I usually cross out the players that lose too but I was too lazy to do so this time and now I am a little superstitious and I don't want to change anything :lol:

rica87
06-29-2009, 08:32 PM
thank you :D
I crossed them out because they did not play Wimbledon. I usually cross out the players that lose too but I was too lazy to do so this time and now I am a little superstitious and I don't want to change anything :lol:

ah ok, that's what I thought! :D I like it!

shadows
06-29-2009, 11:01 PM
I'm ever so sad that my holiday means missing the rest of Wimby, I really hope Tommy does well for the remainder of it, he can definitely beat Djokovic if he gets it right and after that who knows! Good luck Tommy, I'll be sure to try keep upto date on your progress when I can ^_^

sundog
06-30-2009, 01:48 AM
YES!! TOMMY'S IN THE QF'S!!! WAY TO GO TOMMY!!
(Sorry for being late to the party, just couldn't log on until now)
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:

16681
06-30-2009, 05:00 AM
YES!! TOMMY'S IN THE QF'S!!! WAY TO GO TOMMY!!
(Sorry for being late to the party, just couldn't log on until now)
:bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce:
Well it seems like I'm always the very last to the party, but as long as Tommy is winning who cares ;)


:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

16681
06-30-2009, 05:03 AM
ok we are taking step by step ;) I'm sure you'll remove it by the end of the year :lol:

Just can't see the connection between Rafa Tommy and Marat :shrug:
Well Tommy and Marat are friends. And with me I like Tommy and Rafa, but not Marat so to each his/her own favorites ;)

<Eve>
06-30-2009, 08:19 AM
Better late than never :devil: And you both have an excuse of being American; time difference and stuff :lol:

Yeah everyone his own favorites :yeah:

TennisFan2012
06-30-2009, 10:09 AM
Go, allez, vamos, auf gehts, Tommy!

Lugburz
06-30-2009, 11:59 AM
Well Tommy and Marat are friends. And with me I like Tommy and Rafa, but not Marat so to each his/her own favorites ;)

As you can see I've said Tommy and Marat together ;) Rafa is on the other side :p

oranges
06-30-2009, 12:31 PM
Go, allez, vamos, auf gehts, Tommy!

I'll add ajmo just to be on the safe side we've covered as much as possible for the QF :rocker2:

<Eve>
06-30-2009, 12:31 PM
I'll add ajmo just to be on the safe side we've covered as much as possible for the QF :rocker2:
Then i'll add 'gaan!!!' :rocker:

Lugburz
06-30-2009, 12:56 PM
I'm adding 'Ajde!'

woow so different between Croatian and Serbian :lol:

oranges
06-30-2009, 01:30 PM
Never mind the similarity, the more we add, the more powerful the mantra is :lol:
行く ,
जाना,
and I wish I could cover Africa too, but google is no help there

TennisFan2012
06-30-2009, 01:46 PM
I'll add ajmo just to be on the safe side we've covered as much as possible for the QF :rocker2:

good idea, oranges! :worship:

Lugburz
06-30-2009, 01:48 PM
Never mind the similarity, the more we add, the more powerful the mantra is :lol:
行く ,
जाना,
and I wish I could cover Africa too, but google is no help there

:yeah: but what a hell: ''行く , जाना, '' how to say it? :lol:

oh wait I have an idea: Ćung ći đong ding čong Hasi!!! Am I close?

oranges
06-30-2009, 01:58 PM
:yeah: but what a hell: ''行く , जाना, '' how to say it? :lol:

oh wait I have an idea: Ćung ći đong ding čong Hasi!!! Am I close?

I have no idea :lol: I trust the written word has the same power.

Lugburz
06-30-2009, 02:01 PM
I have no idea :lol: I trust the written word has the same power.

Exactly :cool:

<Eve>
06-30-2009, 02:02 PM
Ok I know some more: Arabic: يَذْهَب
and chinese 走,旅行,走动
and greek περπατώ, πηγαίνω

this must be enough i guess :lol:

thefly
06-30-2009, 03:26 PM
I think this forum needs an Off-Topic section. :p

Lugburz
06-30-2009, 03:26 PM
The OOP is out,tommy to hit the court1,,first match! Auf Geht's!!!

<Eve>
06-30-2009, 03:30 PM
Noo thefly, it's just all about cheering for Tommy at Wimbledon ;)

Lugburz
06-30-2009, 03:33 PM
hey he made good point TG----:topic:

btw,I take the blame,guilty as charged!

thefly
06-30-2009, 03:46 PM
Don't want to be the ass here, but sometimes the thread gets a little convoluted, and one or the other might not have the nerves or time to read through all this ... I think the "café" is a good place for stuff like that. No offence. ;)

thefly
06-30-2009, 03:59 PM
Btw, did someone catch this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_y-blLWbfE&feature=fvsr)? I think they're referring to this Times issue (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/newspapers/the_times/thursday/?days=Thursday), in which this ballgirl made it onto the front page after her little stand-off with Tommy. Here (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article6571986.ece) may be the corresponding article (love the first image there :p).
Guess Tommy made a new fan. ;)

Ok, looks to be another hot, dry day tomorrow ... Nole's going down.

Lugburz
06-30-2009, 04:07 PM
cool stuff,yup she really seems it meant a lot to her ;)

<Eve>
06-30-2009, 04:25 PM
Don't want to be the ass here, but sometimes the thread gets a little convoluted, and one or the other might not have the nerves or time to read through all this ... I think the "café" is a good place for stuff like that. No offence. ;)
None taken ;)

I know it's getting more and more offtopic sometimes :p and i don't mind at all :)
BUT, when someone else does, i'll try to think of that and we can all take some things into the café :yeah: :angel::angel:

rica87
06-30-2009, 04:30 PM
None taken ;)

I know it's getting more and more offtopic sometimes :p and i don't mind at all :)
BUT, when someone else does, i'll try to think of that and we can all take some things into the café :yeah: :angel::angel:

while we're at it (and last time OT, I promise): is there by any chance a mod who could move all :topic: posts to the café? http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_redface.gif

Wyna
06-30-2009, 09:48 PM
Btw, did someone catch this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_y-blLWbfE&feature=fvsr)? I think they're referring to this Times issue (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/newspapers/the_times/thursday/?days=Thursday), in which this ballgirl made it onto the front page after her little stand-off with Tommy. Here (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/tennis/article6571986.ece) may be the corresponding article (love the first image there :p).
Guess Tommy made a new fan. ;)

Ok, looks to be another hot, dry day tomorrow ... Nole's going down.

that's exactly you you make new fans, Tommy :lol:

Good luck for tomorrow, I am sure it'll be a great day in London tomorrow after all the rain comes down here in Berlin :rolleyes:

Wyna
07-01-2009, 11:53 AM
10 minutes until the big quarterfinal :bounce:

<Eve>
07-01-2009, 12:02 PM
AUF GEHT's!!!!!!!!!!!! Go TOMMY!!
http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Sport/smilie_sp_025.gif

Wyna
07-01-2009, 12:06 PM
AUF GEHT's!!!!!!!!!!!! Go TOMMY!!
http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Sport/smilie_sp_025.gif

what a great smiley :lol:

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 12:48 PM
good,he's ok

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 12:52 PM
JA! here's the break!!

rica87
07-01-2009, 12:53 PM
:clap2: he's doing great! keep it up, Tommy!

<Eve>
07-01-2009, 12:56 PM
YEAAHH great start :)

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 12:59 PM
First set is ours baby! 7-5!

oranges
07-01-2009, 01:25 PM
Can I join in cheerleading http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/xsmall2/1984_pompom_cheerleader.gif

rica87
07-01-2009, 01:31 PM
this really a competitive match so far!
los, Tommy! http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_cheerleaders.gif

oranges
07-01-2009, 01:35 PM
Couldn't be a better time to break http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/xsmall2/1995_breakdancing.gif Serve it out now for a 2:0 lead :rocker:

el tenista
07-01-2009, 01:35 PM
Just came home from work, Tommy plays really well and breaks Nole!!! Come on man!!!!!!!!!!!

oranges
07-01-2009, 01:37 PM
:( Not a DF for 3 BPs FFS

rica87
07-01-2009, 01:39 PM
this rebreak was quite unnecessary, Tommy!http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_duh.gif

oranges
07-01-2009, 01:45 PM
Yes, what a beauty of a BH to take back the mini break

rica87
07-01-2009, 01:47 PM
that was friggin awesome!!!! :eek: second set Tommy!!! :worship::worship::worship:

oranges
07-01-2009, 01:48 PM
:woohoo: Joker has come back from 0:2 only against GGL once. Auf geht's Tommy

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 01:49 PM
God, that BH ! Tommy 7-6 2nd set!!

<Eve>
07-01-2009, 01:50 PM
PERFECT http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Sport/smilie_sp_288.gif

rica87
07-01-2009, 01:54 PM
PERFECT http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Sport/smilie_sp_288.gif

:lol: :lol: :lol:
nice avvie btw. :)

(MTF is messing with my posts :( )

<Eve>
07-01-2009, 01:56 PM
yes i love those smileys :lol: tommy deserves them ;) http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Sport/smilie_sp_134.gif

el tenista
07-01-2009, 01:56 PM
Unbelievable tiebreak! Now take the last one Hasi!

rica87
07-01-2009, 02:00 PM
yes i love those smileys :lol: tommy deserves them ;) http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Sport/smilie_sp_134.gif

of course he does!!! http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_clap.gif I cannot believe that he is about to finish off Nole! :worship: *touches wood*

oranges
07-01-2009, 02:14 PM
Nooo, don't let him back in, break back

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 02:14 PM
Tommy! break back!

16681
07-01-2009, 02:17 PM
What is going on? You won't believe what the U.S. did to coverage of Wimbledon :ras:

oranges
07-01-2009, 02:19 PM
Last chance to get back into the 3rd, auf geht's. Incredible volley there.

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 02:19 PM
What is going on? You won't believe what the U.S. did to coverage of Wimbledon :ras:

why not using streams then?

16681
07-01-2009, 02:24 PM
why not using streams then?
I can't use it :sad:

Wyna
07-01-2009, 02:26 PM
ok, he gotta do it in 4. COME ON!

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 02:30 PM
I can't use it :sad:

www.atdhe.net
www.channelsurfing.net

not working? :shrug:

16681
07-01-2009, 02:32 PM
Oh gee I would have rather Tommy would have won in 3 Sets :scared:

rica87
07-01-2009, 02:35 PM
did he just call himself Idiot? :lol: C'MON Hasi!

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 02:35 PM
break!! Auf Geht's!

16681
07-01-2009, 02:36 PM
www.atdhe.net
www.channelsurfing.net

not working? :shrug:
Ask Tommy Girl about the equipment I use sometime. She has read up on it and knows why I can't do the things that other people on this Forum can :sad:

oranges
07-01-2009, 02:37 PM
http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/party/party0053.gif 3:1, now just stay focused

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 02:39 PM
patience Tommy goddammit!

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 02:43 PM
we're sooooooo close now,don't lose it Hasi!!

rica87
07-01-2009, 02:44 PM
we're sooooooo close now,don't lose it Hasi!!

nah, he won't! ;) LOOOOOS, HASI! :woohoo:

oranges
07-01-2009, 02:48 PM
One more game, I need a biting nails smiley

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 02:49 PM
One more game, I need a biting nails smiley

:yeah: :scared:

<Eve>
07-01-2009, 02:49 PM
Ask Tommy Girl about the equipment I use sometime. She has read up on it and knows why I can't do the things that other people on this Forum can :sad:
yup i explained it to him...

Q; why don;t you buy a pc? you know you can buy them real cheap online 2nd hand :shrug:

rica87
07-01-2009, 02:51 PM
One more game, I need a biting nails smiley

there you are! :)

http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif

oranges
07-01-2009, 02:53 PM
http://www.msnhiddenemoticons.com/Library/extra_large/glassy/default/oh_yeh.gif semifinals baby and welcome back to top20

oranges
07-01-2009, 02:54 PM
there you are! :)

http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif

:lol: I'll save it for another time, Tommy was kind this time

16681
07-01-2009, 03:00 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

<Eve>
07-01-2009, 03:00 PM
OMGGGGGG I'm so happy for him!!!! and for myself!!

SEMIS!!!! :devil::devil::devil::devil:
I think he def has a chance against FED!!!!!

http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Froehlich/smilie_happy_011.gif http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Froehlich/smilie_happy_051.gif http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Froehlich/smilie_happy_301.gif

:rocker2: :banana: :yeah:

rica87
07-01-2009, 03:00 PM
http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_run.gif

what a great win for Hasi!!! unbelievable! so, so great!! :eek: :worship: and now take him down, Tommy! :devil: you can do it! Auf gehts!

TommyB.
07-01-2009, 03:01 PM
http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Tanzen/smilie_tanz_045.gif

Hasi the new grass hero. :D And I couldn't watch it on TV. :tears:

rica87
07-01-2009, 03:02 PM
http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Froehlich/smilie_happy_051.gif

omg, I love this one! :lol: :lol: :lol:

:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:
I'm so happy!!!

<Eve>
07-01-2009, 03:02 PM
sucks tommyB, maybe later in sportsnews maybe?

ricka you have great smileys aswell!!!!

Wyna
07-01-2009, 03:06 PM
http://smiliestation.de/smileys/Party/72.gif

I truly believe I am one of the happiest people in the world! Tommy was awesome!!!

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 03:09 PM
http://www.msnhiddenemoticons.com/Library/extra_large/glassy/default/oh_yeh.gif semifinals baby and welcome back to top20

:rocker::rocker::rocker2::rocker2::music::music:

TommyB.
07-01-2009, 03:14 PM
sucks tommyB, maybe later in sportsnews maybe?

Yeah I should get a replay later. :angel:

It's a pity to miss such a great moment live on TV. But Tommy in the semifinals, that's more important. :worship:

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 03:17 PM
Don't you guys agree with Tommy,that he is playing best tennis ever? :worship:

thefly
07-01-2009, 03:18 PM
Who's your daddy! ;)

Just got home to see Tommy pack his bags live on TV. :p I only managed to see this TB between lectures, holy crap what a display there.

I recorded today's DSF coverage but don't know how much DSF showed (guys?). This one better pops up online!

At least Friday I'll cancel any lecture that might get in the way. Not going to miss that one. And now everthing's possible! And I'm also glad Roger took out the Karlovic guy. :p Man, that's going to be one hell of a match ...

<Eve>
07-01-2009, 03:20 PM
Don't you guys agree with Tommy,that he is playing best tennis ever? :worship:
Hell yeah!!!! :devil::devil::devil:

thefly
07-01-2009, 03:22 PM
Don't you guys agree with Tommy,that he is playing best tennis ever? :worship:

At least his best on grass. Overall, I want to see how he does on the US hard courts. If his baseline power tennis can hold up to the promises on grass, then I'll agree with you. ;)

Lugburz
07-01-2009, 03:25 PM
At least his best on grass. Overall, I want to see how he does on the US hard courts. If his baseline power tennis can hold up to the promises on grass, then I'll agree with you. ;)

well Tommy said it,and I was like yeah if he thinks so,I'm totally with him!
btw,yeah US hc's should be fun!! :devil:

Wyna
07-01-2009, 03:27 PM
I recorded today's DSF coverage but don't know how much DSF showed (guys?). This one better pops up online!

Almost everything. They just switched to CC to show the final tb Federer vs. Roger in the beginning of Tommy's third set.

thefly
07-01-2009, 03:32 PM
Federer vs. Roger? Must have been one hell of a match. :p

<Eve>
07-01-2009, 03:34 PM
Federer vs. Roger? Must have been one hell of a match. :p
:haha:

Wyna
07-01-2009, 03:39 PM
Federer vs. Roger? Must have been one hell of a match. :p

oh yeah :o wish I could have seen more of it ;) See, that's happening when Tommy makes a GS semi, it confuses me completely :lol:

Eden
07-01-2009, 06:06 PM
Congrats to Tommy for an excellent run :) Though I have seen his victory against Novak live in Halle I had my doubts he could repeat it in a best of 5 match, but it's nice to be proven wrong.

That's Tommy's presser after the match:


T Haas
Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Q. Are you surprised what happened, or after what happened in Queen's you were pretty confident you could repeat?
TOMMY HAAS: I didn't play in Queen's. In Halle. No problem, I understand.

Well, having played him in Halle and having beaten him there obviously gave me confidence for today. He is obviously ranked No. 4 in the world for a reason. So, you know, knew that I have to take my chances if I'm going to get them today and play very solid.

I think once again today I served extremely well and didn't really give him much of a rhythm. He never really got, you know, a groove on returning well to maybe get some confidence or break me.

Even though he had a chance in the second set, I think the second set was maybe the key for the match in some ways, because the whole time in the second set we were both just holding serve pretty comfortably.

Then somehow I broke him where he made a few loose errors. I played a couple good points to go up 6‑5. All of a sudden I lost four points in a row on my serve, which before I've always constantly held serve pretty easily. I felt like I didn't really go for it. I hesitated. He came up with some good shots.

Next thing you know, I'm down in the tiebreak, 3‑6. Then I just yelled at myself at 3‑6 basically, Wake up. This ace good chance to go up two sets to love. Within a minute I won five points in a row. That was huge, I think, to kind of give me the two sets to love lead.

He played a good game in the third to break me and served well to serve it out. I kind of waited around and see if I could get a chance, which I did in the fourth.


Q. Are you reviving serve and volley, Tommy?

TOMMY HAAS: I don't know. You know, when you get older like me, you know, you try to get free points as much as you can. It's been working so far. It's been good when I'm serving well, first‑serve percentage has been pretty good lately. You know, I feel like at the net I can do some good stuff. So far so good.


Q. What was the difference that turned around the match against Roger at the French Open? Why do you think he was able to win that match?

TOMMY HAAS: Uhm, well, for one because he's Roger. Number two, probably, I mean, that breakpoint, you know. He kind of went for it with a big forehand inside out. He played a good point.

Then, you know, the game went over deuce. The next game, I think I had 40‑15; didn't win that game. Also went over deuce. A couple big rallies I didn't make, and next thing you know he served it out to win the third set.

His momentum went up and mine kind of went down a little bit. The fourth set I let slip away totally, because probably at the end of the third because mentally I just let go for a second (snapping fingers).

When do you that against him he's just going to jump on top of you like no other player. You can't allow yourself to do that.

Fifth set I tried again really hard. I think at 2‑All in the fifth he just came up with the better shots.


Q. He said belief was the difference. That his belief is what carried him through that match. How did you see that manifest itself?

TOMMY HAAS: Well, I mean, good thing he believed because, you know, that ball was awfully, awfully close, you know. If he didn't make that shot I was going to serve for the match. At 5‑3, two sets to love up, I would have liked my chances. We'll never find out.

But, you know, good thing he had the belief. At the end of it, I'm happy that he won the whole tournament. So, yeah, he has all four, so that's good. Enough of the French.


Q. You have had a lot of struggles and injuries. You're getting older. Is there still unresolved business, a big statement you could make career‑wise?

TOMMY HAAS: Yeah, well, I mean, basically I think if you just look through the past, I don't know, maybe 13, 14 years of me playing Wimbledon, you know, there's a lot of bad luck involved.

Even the matches that I have lost in the third round to maybe get a little further, you know, I've lost a lot of tight ones. I always felt like deep down Wimbledon will maybe still have something left for me. It better come up soon, because I'm not getting any younger.

This is obviously the best results, the best tennis I've played here, the best I've been feeling. And, you know, unfortunately my next opponent is a really tough hurdle to go by.

But, you know, I feel like I'm playing some great tennis. We've had a good battle at the French, but I'm obviously realistic of who my opponent is. So we don't need to talk much about it. Just go out there and compete hard and see what happens.


Q. Can you mention or say a couple words about tough matches you've lost here or the tough issues you've had here physically.

TOMMY HAAS: Well, I don't live too much in the past, to be honest. Whatever happens happens for a reason, I believe. A lot of things have happened. The year I would have been maybe seeded here 3, when I was three in the world, I would have been seeded high, you know, my parents had a really bad motorcycle accident so I skipped that year.

Then when I had a pretty good decent draw where I felt I could get far in the draw, I stepped on a ball in a warmup. I lost three tiebreaks, 6‑6‑6 against Wayne Arthurs in the third round on year. Lost 9‑7 in the fifth one time to Marc Rosset in the third round.

Whatever. I don't remember most of it anyway. That's all in the past. Like I said, I always felt like, you know, on the grass maybe something is still there for me left.

It started in Halle. That for me was huge anyway. No matter what was going to happen here, I felt like, Hey, I'm just going to go, play, and see if I can continue on playing the way I did in Halle.

Winning a title there on home turf was huge.


Q. Compared to someone like Federer who is playing 21 semifinals in a row in the Grand Slams, do you think you were a little bit unlucky in your career when you look back? Past is past, as you say, but a little bit unlucky.

TOMMY HAAS: You can look at life many ways, you know. Sometimes you are a little bit more unlucky than other players. Some bodies hold up better than others. You know in every other sport, as well. If you follow sports in general, some people just are away from injuries, and some are not. Some people are mature at a very young age and have the right team around you, and some don't.

So, you know, you can look at it many ways. You know, I'm sure there's been a little bit of an unlucky side in many ways, but also a lot of lucky sides in my career. So, you know, to be where I am and what I have achieved, to be living and playing the sport that I love for this long, you know, I can't complain.


Q. Can you explain why it has always been worth it to you to put in all the work that has been required to come back from some of these setbacks? What is it about tennis that makes you always keep putting in the time?

TOMMY HAAS: Because these are the moments, you know. I mean, playing Djokovic, you know, one of the best players in the world, you know, on Court 1 at Wimbledon, you know, these are the moments.

Even playing at the US Open, playing the big stages, this is why, you know, you go and do rehab or you train hard. You know, you push yourself even more to try to get to these occasions and follow your dreams as a kid.

We all know, I think, that at some point, you know, tennis players have a short career. You know, some shorter than others. 33, 34, 35, you might be done. Then you have a whole life left. You want to be able to look back and say, Hey, I played the sport that I love as long as I could and I've tried my best. You look back at what you have accomplished and you want to be proud of yourself.

So that's why.


Q. When you eventually retire and look back, would you see Roger's inside‑out forehand as the foremost opposition shot that you faced in your career that impacted your career?

TOMMY HAAS: I don't understand that question exactly. But, you know, the only last thing I want to say really about the French Open and Roger's matches, you know, for me that would have been a great success beating Roger in the fourth round if it would have happened.

It's in the past. It's done. But being a friend of his and knowing how much it meant to him winning the French Open, I'm happy he made that shot. So, I mean, you know that's basically all there is to say.


Q. If you could pick up a surface, you have to play Federer, you can choose between indoor, grass, clay, and hard, where would you list first, second, third, and fourth?

TOMMY HAAS: What would be the least?


Q. No, the one you would prefer, then going down.

TOMMY HAAS: I would prefer to play him on Rebound Ace because I have a lead there 2‑1 against him. That surface no longer exists. There you go.


Q. What about the others?

TOMMY HAAS: I don't know. I mean, you know, maybe we can like create a surface, you know, that just plays really good in my hands against him. But, no, I mean, he's good on all the surfaces. He's got an all‑around game.

I feel like I can play on all the surfaces. I'm one of the players now that has titles on all surfaces, which is huge with the win in Halle. So it doesn't matter.

You know, when you go out there against him you know what he can do, you know what he does well, and you just have to try to really go for it at the right time. When you get your chance, you got to make it happen.


Q. Wimbledon has been a happy hunting ground for German tennis players in the last 25 years. Are you beginning to believe that you might be able to follow in their footsteps?

TOMMY HAAS: Those are big footsteps to get into. I mean, obviously Steffi had such great success here. I was watching Boris when I was young. Every year I was looking forward to watching it on TV, him playing Wimbledon. He had, what, seven finals here; he won it three times. One time Michael Stich came along and beat Boris in the finals.

We were very blessed in Germany having three of those players. So it was very hard for all of us to maybe try to get in their footsteps. But I don't think you really want to get in their footsteps. You want to try to maybe accomplish some of the stuff they have, but it's not an easy task.

I think German tennis is still, in many ways, if you look at the past with Kiefer or Schuettler, we've had some success with getting very far in Grand Slams. Not as much as they have. Which country has, by the way? How many Steffi Grafs are there, or Boris Beckers? There's not many.

We just go out there, I just go out there and try my best no matter what. You know, like I said, my next opponent is somebody that's probably gonna go down as the greatest player ever. It's gonna be a tough hurdle to go by, but we'll see what happens. It's not over yet.


Q. Novak spoke of feeling quite nervous out there. Did you notice that? Do you think maybe your age and experience were telling out there today?

TOMMY HAAS: That surprised me a little bit that he was nervous. He's been on big occasions before. You know, he's obviously a world‑class player who has won a Grand Slam. He's been in the semifinals here before, as well.

So, I mean, I don't know. Maybe it's good that I didn't really give him so much rhythm. Like I said, I was serving pretty well, trying to mix it up against him. But I really didn't notice that he was nervous.

But, you know, I'm sure he can play better tennis. But I'm happy he didn't today.


Q. You mentioned a moment ago that your next opponent will probably go down as the greatest player ever. What do you marvel at most when you consider what has made Roger the greatest?

TOMMY HAAS: What do I like about his game the most or in general?


Q. Everything.

TOMMY HAAS: Oh, well, let's talk about that after the match.

Source: http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/interviews/2009-07-01/200907011246450690015.html

<Eve>
07-01-2009, 06:20 PM
Congrats to Tommy for an excellent run :) Though I have seen his victory against Novak live in Halle I had my doubts he could repeat it in a best of 5 match, but it's nice to be proven wrong.

I never had any doubts :angel: Cool you've seen him win!! and tnx for the interview!!! :yeah:

Does anyone know about friday; both semis will be played on CC??

TennisFan2012
07-01-2009, 06:35 PM
Hahaha to this part of the interview (speaking of his favorite surface on which to play Federer):

"TOMMY HAAS: I don't know. I mean, you know, maybe we can like create a surface, you know, that just plays really good in my hands against him. But, no, I mean, he's good on all the surfaces. He's got an all‑around game."

Thanks for the interview. And GO TOMMY!

rica87
07-01-2009, 06:37 PM
Does anyone know about friday; both semis will be played on CC??

yes, and with Tommy playing Federer there shoud be no doubt that he will be on CC...most likely the first match.

thefly
07-01-2009, 06:39 PM
I never had any doubts :angel: Cool you've seen him win!! and tnx for the interview!!! :yeah:

Does anyone know about friday; both semis will be played on CC??

Yep, the last quarter final right now is the last match on an "outer" court, from now on it's all on center - sorry, centre. ;)
When is a different question, but I guess they'll put Murray on the later spot Friday.

<Eve>
07-01-2009, 07:08 PM
Ah yes I guessed he'll play on CC, FINALLY! But i was afraid they might put Murray on CC and Haas at the same time on court 1.. Wimby with their strange rules, you never know ;)

Good to hear everything from now on will be on Center/re Court :p

Why do you both think he'll be the first match?? Because of Murray on primetime maybe?

Wyna
07-01-2009, 07:58 PM
As far as I remember Murray always played the last match in center court so I think this is why we assume it won't be different for the semi.
And it would also fit because both Andy's played the second matches today as well.

TennisFan2012
07-01-2009, 08:32 PM
Ah yes I guessed he'll play on CC, FINALLY! But i was afraid they might put Murray on CC and Haas at the same time on court 1.. Wimby with their strange rules, you never know ;)

Good to hear everything from now on will be on Center/re Court :p

Why do you both think he'll be the first match?? Because of Murray on primetime maybe?

Yes, later is better for TV ratings. I heard that during one of Murray's matches 54% of British households who were watching TV were tuned to that match.

Also, because there has been little rain in London this year, they have the luxury of scheduling both matches on Friday, one after the other, rather than trying to schedule them simultaneously on different courts. Even if it rains tomorrow, they should still be able to finish the women's matches under the roof and stay pretty much on schedule (except for the doubles and kids' etc. matches).

Just my guess.

16681
07-01-2009, 11:48 PM
I am thrilled that Tommy won :bowdown: But I was so upset at U.S. TV :ras: ESPN2 had been showing Tommy's Match, but at 10 o'clock the coverage had to go over to NBC. What a crazy way to do things anyway, but what made it worse was they started out showing Roger's Match!!!!!!!!! Roger's Match was already over!!!!!!! I knew that they would finally show Tommy's Match, but since Tommy had won the first 2 Sets and it was 1-1 in the 3rd when the TV coverage changed over I didn't want to wait to find out how Tommy's Match ended. So I come in here and MTF was acting awful :ras: I guess there were just so many people on here the server was having a hard time here at MTF. I had an awful time trying to post and then people here were watching it, but not posting
much about what was going on. So I was going between here and a scoring site that I can use to follow the Match. Not the best way to follow Tommy's Match obviously, but it was the best I could do :rolleyes: The good thing is the Tennis Channel always has repeats of the Matches played during the day so I know I will FINALLY get to see Tommy defeating Nole :D Since I couldn't see Halle I'm glad Tommy defeated him again :D What a thrill it must be for Tommy to be in the Semis at Wimbledon :banana: :dance: :woohoo: :bowdown: :worship: :yippee: :rocker: :rocker2: :worship: :yeah:

whattheheck
07-02-2009, 02:09 AM
Winning against Fed might look impossible, but you never know:cool:

sundog
07-02-2009, 02:21 AM
Mae, you beat me here! LOL!!! ;)

Sooooooooooo happy for Tommy!! I knew he would make it to the semi's!!!! Man, I've been flying high all day from his win!!!

GOOOOOOO TOMMY!!!!!!!

:bigclap::bounce::bigclap::bounce::bigclap: :bounce::bigclap::bounce::bigclap::bounce: :bigclap::bounce::bigclap::bounce::bigclap: :bounce::bigclap::bounce::bigclap:

Tommy fan
07-02-2009, 10:08 AM
AUF GEHT's!!!!!!!!!!!! Go TOMMY!!
http://www.smilies.4-user.de/include/Sport/smilie_sp_025.gif

Can I join in cheerleading http://www.clipartof.com/images/emoticons/xsmall2/1984_pompom_cheerleader.gif

this really a competitive match so far!
los, Tommy! http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_cheerleaders.gif

Those smiles :rolls: :lol:

Tommy!! Tommy!!! Once again you made my day!!
Watched most of it at work and it was worth every minute!
What a win!
Such a smart a great play! Do your best tomorrow!!

<Eve>
07-02-2009, 04:26 PM
As expected by you all, Tommy's match is the first match at CC tomorrow!!!!

AUF GEHT'S!!!!

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ad-out
07-02-2009, 07:50 PM
Normally post in the Marat forum but wanted to stop by here and say good luck to Tommy! Many of us are cheering for you tomorrow... :)

Lugburz
07-02-2009, 08:14 PM
Normally post in the Marat forum but wanted to stop by here and say good luck to Tommy! Many of us are cheering for you tomorrow... :)

Cool,we all gonna need best support we can get :yeah:

16681
07-02-2009, 11:26 PM
Cool,we all gonna need best support we can get :yeah:
I agree with that :yeah: I've been a fan of Tommy's for years and yet he always manages to surprise me. Before Halle I didn't think he would defeat Nole (true Nole's form has been down recently). Then when Nole came up for Tommy at Wimbledon I thought well he won in Halle, but I admit I had my doubts that he would defeat Nole at Wimbledon. And now we have The Fed :ras: I hope now Tommy will not only surprise me that he will shock the daylights out of me by somehow defeating The Fed at Wimbledon, but that is going to be one big task :help: :scared:

whattheheck
07-03-2009, 02:10 AM
Hope Tommy wins!

Wyna
07-03-2009, 10:09 AM
It's a big challenge ahead of Tommy but I just hope that he somehow finds a way to make it. I am so fed up with these losses to Federer... :awww:
Good luck to Tommy!

Lugburz
07-03-2009, 11:44 AM
This is real chance for Tommy to shine once again! I'm optimistic bout this one,if Tommy keeps his serve high anything is possible!

oranges
07-03-2009, 11:53 AM
I'm all psyched, lets begin already http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif

<Eve>
07-03-2009, 11:58 AM
Hehe Sandra you like the nailbiting aswell eh :lol:
Ill start with the cheering http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_cheer2.gif

rica87
07-03-2009, 12:03 PM
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sorry http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_redface.gif I'm just so excited...

oranges
07-03-2009, 12:15 PM
Mighty second serve to avoid a BP and a great first to follow, that's the spirit :rocker2:

rica87
07-03-2009, 12:50 PM
TB...c'mon Tommy! http://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gifhttp://vamosbrigade.com/phpBB3/images/smilies/icon_nervous.gif

oranges
07-03-2009, 01:00 PM
Poorly played TB :sad: Auf geht's in the 2nd :rocker2:

<Eve>
07-03-2009, 01:06 PM
Ok Tommy Go now!!!!!! :yeah:

Lugburz
07-03-2009, 01:24 PM
can't tell why,but I'm really happy the way Tommy's playing so far,he didn't have patience in TB but he is still good on his serve..

rica87
07-03-2009, 01:27 PM
the german coverage died... :mad:

<Eve>
07-03-2009, 01:27 PM
Hooooooold