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~*BGT*~
01-02-2010, 03:53 PM
Here's his AO schedule:

03/01/2010 - Week 1: Brisbane International, Australia (Hard)
11/01/2010 - Week 2: Medibank International, Sydney (Hard)
18/01/2010 - Week 3: Australian Open (Hard)
25/01/2010 - Week 4: Australian Open (Hard)

~*BGT*~
01-02-2010, 03:53 PM
Brisbane draw:

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[1] RODDICK, Andy (USA) vs LUCZAK, Peter (AUS)
BALL, Carsten (AUS) vs ZVEREV, Mischa (GER)
GASQUET, Richard (FRA) vs NIEMINEN, Jarkko (FIN)
QUALIFIER vs [6] MELZER, Jurgen (AUT)

[4] BERDYCH, Tomas (CZE) vs QUALIFIER
FISH, Mardy (USA) vs BAGHDATIS, Marcos (CYP)
LLODRA, Michael (FRA) vs LEVY, Harel (ISR)
CHELA, Juan Ignacio (ARG) vs [8] BELLUCCI, Thomaz (BRA)

[5] QUERREY, Sam (USA) vs BLAKE, James (USA)
GICQUEL, Marc (FRA) vs PETZSCHNER, Philipp (GER)
SERRA, Florent (FRA) vs QUALIFIER
DENT, Taylor (USA) vs [3] MONFILS, Gael (FRA)

[7] CHARDY, Jeremy (FRA) vs FALLA, Alejandro (COL)
CLEMENT, Arnaud (FRA) vs ODESNIK, Wayne (USA)
(WC) TOMIC, Bernard (AUS) vs QUALIFIER
(WC) MILLMAN, John (AUS) vs [2] STEPANEK, Radek (CZE)
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marina36
01-02-2010, 04:16 PM
Good luck Richard!!! I can't wait for watching him... :)

"The most important is to be happy" said Richard. Yess!!

Tess Gray
01-02-2010, 05:13 PM
Can't wait to see him on court again:bounce:

Good luck Richard!:D

ImmzB
01-02-2010, 05:14 PM
Allez Richie!!

ImmzB
01-02-2010, 05:42 PM
Probaly will be playing on Monday.

Cloudygirl
01-02-2010, 06:42 PM
I'm making a vow now not to stress if Richard's ranking gets worse before it gets better. He's defending a lot of points up and and including the AO and will have tough draws. You guys need to hold me to it.


Richie's getting around - looks from this like he was practising with Tomic today
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/lleyton-hewitt-has-problem-bernard-tomic/story-e6frf9if-1225815595196

reggie1
01-02-2010, 07:18 PM
Thanks T, quite interesting about Tomic and Hewitt. It never ceases to amaze me how these things are reported, admittedly that's the first I've ever read about it but they imply that Hewitt doesn't think Tomic should be picked because of his Croation heritage, but there are no quotes to back this up in that article. I'm neither a particular fan of Hewitt or Tomic but it could be that Hewitt just thinks there are better players. No wonder Richard fidgets and sweats when he has to talk to the media!

case
01-02-2010, 09:41 PM
Here's his AO schedule:

03/01/2010 - Week 1: Brisbane International, Australia (Hard)
11/01/2010 - Week 2: Medibank International, Sydney (Hard)
18/01/2010 - Week 3: Australian Open (Hard)
25/01/2010 - Week 4: Australian Open (Hard)


lol- i also think australia will be hard for gasquet!;)

maybe he will prove us wrong

Naina
01-03-2010, 08:40 AM
Good Luck Richie :D

Davodus
01-03-2010, 09:32 AM
Lucky he is on PRA tomorrow! I'll be at the match :D

tennis lover
01-03-2010, 11:16 AM
Here's to a great start to 2010! :banana:

~*BGT*~
01-03-2010, 02:28 PM
Allez Rich! :armed:

Tess Gray
01-03-2010, 06:37 PM
I want to hear you yell on the livestream David:p

Have fun at the match & good luck Richie :dance:

:Zaz:
01-03-2010, 06:43 PM
UK people, and probably others but I can't be sure :shrug: - Reeshie's match is on the Bet365 live streaming list, listed at 00.30.

Bonne Chance buddy :D

ImmzB
01-03-2010, 09:00 PM
UK Time. 23.30

acd692
01-03-2010, 09:37 PM
where are the links for the live stream? at what time is the match here in the usa?

Cloudygirl
01-03-2010, 10:04 PM
It's uK time 12.30 Brisbane is 10 hours ahead of us. He is playing at 10.30. Or at least I think so.

No links for streams are available yet. I know bet365 are showing it but you have to subscribe for that.

Lemon Custard
01-03-2010, 10:14 PM
We've got about an hour and 20 minutes... Channel 7 is showing the tennis over here, but the only concern is whether or not they show it considering there are three Aussies playing at the same time. They're all relative unknowns, but that rarely sways Australian television broadcasters.. apparently we're obsessed with Australians winning and not much else. So if there's a channel 7 livestream.. it'd be good quality, but you might end up having them cut to Nick Lindahl getting his ass kicked. Our only hope is that it's on Pat Rafter Arena.

Gretchen.
01-03-2010, 10:17 PM
You can easily make an account on bet365 without putting in any money, I did that but the website won't allow me to view the streams as it is not available in my country. :awww:

But I've checked all the other websites so far and nothing. :unsure:

Gretchen.
01-03-2010, 11:30 PM
I can't find a stream anywhere.:bigcry:

Lemon Custard
01-03-2010, 11:33 PM
I'll keep you updated on scores until you guys find something! :)

Cloudygirl
01-03-2010, 11:40 PM
I found some check the other thread. I think both should work for the uS and if all else fails there is live commentary on Brisbane radio on the website.

Gretchen.
01-03-2010, 11:42 PM
So where shall we talk about the match...here or the other thread? :confused: :lol:

~*BGT*~
01-04-2010, 12:14 AM
This thread. This is the thread for the tournaments. The other one is just the schedule :shrug:

Vlad1980
01-04-2010, 02:11 AM
Lots of up and downs from Richard in the first match of the season. Physically he was ok I think, and fought well when it was necessary. Serve needs some practice and he should keep his aggressive mentality no matter what the score. Some of the forehands he hit were nice.

Tess Gray
01-04-2010, 07:06 AM
:woohoo: First win in 2010! Good job.

whattheheck
01-04-2010, 07:48 AM
Woohoo!

reggie1
01-04-2010, 10:41 AM
So glad to log in and see that he won :yeah:

Davodus
01-04-2010, 12:07 PM
It was great to be at this match! It was a bit too close for me, I was chewing my fingernails off :lol: but I thought he played well. His forehand looked nice and he generally stayed up fairly close to the baseline. Lots of positives, as well as some things to work on. Photos..I'll put them on tomorrow. Tired now :lol:

Gasquetno.1
01-04-2010, 04:58 PM
His forehand was so bad against Niemenin, he could be such a better player if his forehand was more consistently deep and he hit it flat more rather than whipping it like he does.

But it was good to see a win, I'm so glad he's back ! Don't know who hes got in the next round but ALLEZ !

*MJP*
01-04-2010, 08:42 PM
I thought Richie played a good match for 1st of the year & back from all the crap of 2009. When he came out on court I thought that he looked really worried, it was like he was worried about how the crowd was going to react to him, but I was glad that he got a big cheer - bigger then Niemanen anyway. Theres still lots to improve on - 2nd serve but overall not too shabby! :)

Davodus
01-05-2010, 09:15 AM
I think we should discuss everything in here, no? The other thread is just schedule, this one seems better because its the Australia thread. Anyway, I'm gonna go to his match tomorrow which should be good. I'll be able to tell everyone how he played for sure. I watched some of Ebden vs Melzer today (as my own personal scouting for Richard :p ) and Melzer was absolutly atrocious. Ebden was just solid, since Melzer would make horrible errors off basically everything. I expect Richard to win.

Puschkin
01-05-2010, 09:27 AM
I expect Richard to win.
:yeah: That's the spirit. We are not going to panic for an Aussie Qualifier. ;)

Davodus
01-05-2010, 09:29 AM
Definitely not. He is nothing special :shrug: there were no parts of his game that were really outstanding to me. I think it is one of the best 2nd round draws he could have hoped for. But I won't be overconfident ;)

Puschkin
01-05-2010, 10:31 AM
But I won't be overconfident ;)
of course not. But as I said no reason to panic either. If there is a player with a lot of talent but capable of horrible performances, too, it is Melzer. :o

Davodus
01-05-2010, 10:33 AM
That was certainly obvious today. He hit a ball over the back fence on the full :tape:

Vlad1980
01-05-2010, 11:26 PM
This Aussie guy hit tons of aces against Melzer. Can his serve do any Damage to Richard?

Michael.
01-06-2010, 01:02 AM
Good Luck Richie :bigclap: :bounce:

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 03:43 AM
FINALLY!!!

So shall we chat here or in the other thread?

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 03:49 AM
I think here. :p I'm very annoyed that Stepanek won. :rolleyes:

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 03:51 AM
I'm going to watch the scores while simultaneously watching Roddick and Ball play.. should be interesting to see if I can balance the two games at once or go bonkers! :lol:

acd692
01-06-2010, 03:53 AM
so there's no live stream? i think i'll watch roddick's match too

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 03:53 AM
Richie serving first!

I'm sorry if I happen disappear sometime during the match, it's cause I have fallen asleep. :p
And good luck with that :lol: I wish the doubles in the Hopman Cup was on right now, but it's just Muzza out there. :ras:

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 03:54 AM
Unfortunately, my Brisbane live stream isn't working, but the sound is. So I am listening to the match :lol:

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 03:55 AM
Go Kohli!! Go Sabine!! Go Germany!! :bounce:

case
01-06-2010, 03:55 AM
Unfortunately, my Brisbane live stream isn't working, but the sound is. So I am listening to the match :lol:


here is roddick. cant find gasquet:sad:

http://atdhe.net/7637/watch-atp-brisbane

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 03:56 AM
There's no camera according to David... Where are you getting the stream from?

And why hasn't David told me what Richie is wearing yet?!! haha.

case
01-06-2010, 03:56 AM
the announcers are talking about how far back roddick is playing:D

bleu_cheese
01-06-2010, 03:57 AM
The whole anticipation for a Gasdick match is fine, but now I can't help but apply it to every Roddick match. Right now I'm watching the Balldick match. Please tell me I'm still sane.:o

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 03:57 AM
Amy don't count on David to do very good commentary on the match, he will probs post only after the match is over saying that Richard played good or that Richard played awful. :p

And ditto on the Go Germany! :D

case
01-06-2010, 03:59 AM
The whole anticipation for a Gasdick match is fine, but now I can't help but apply it to every Roddick match. Right now I'm watching the Balldick match. Please tell me I'm still sane.:o

:D and when you consider that gasquet has a dick for a first name the gasdick match could be a dickdick match:eek:

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 03:59 AM
I can't watch Roddick either. :( The picture is frozen on Blake's butt!

Richie takes first point, Allez! and follows it with an ace! :D

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 03:59 AM
There's no camera according to David... Where are you getting the stream from?

And why hasn't David told me what Richie is wearing yet?!! haha.

Sorry, I am listening to the Roddick match :angel:

The whole anticipation for a Gasdick match is fine, but now I can't help but apply it to every Roddick match. Right now I'm watching the Balldick match. Please tell me I'm still sane.:o

Balldick :rolls:

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:00 AM
:D and when you consider that gasquet has a dick for a first name the gasdick match could be a dickdick match:eek:

:haha:

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:01 AM
Amy don't count on David to do very good commentary on the match, he will probs post only after the match is over saying that Richard played good or that Richard played awful. :p


Booooooo!! How very male of him...

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:01 AM
Richard holds. :cool:

Puschkin
01-06-2010, 04:02 AM
Right now I'm watching the Balldick match.
always important to spy on the opposition. ;)

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:03 AM
:D and when you consider that gasquet has a dick for a first name the gasdick match could be a dickdick match:eek:

Brilliant! :worship:

case
01-06-2010, 04:03 AM
if that ball guy is from newport beach and lives in newport beach why is he playing for australia?

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:04 AM
Uh I'm a bit scared of this guy's serve, he did serve really well against Melzer, hopefully Richard's serve holds up....:unsure:

case
01-06-2010, 04:04 AM
Brilliant! :worship:

my dad's name is richard so i feel i can make fun of it.

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:07 AM
if that ball guy is from newport beach and lives in newport beach why is he playing for australia?

His Dad is Australian and a pretty handy doubles player and is Carsten's coach.. I guess it runs in his blood..

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:07 AM
I can't watch Roddick either. :( The picture is frozen on Blake's butt!

Richie takes first point, Allez! and follows it with an ace! :D

Try this one :cool:

http://atdhe.net/7637/watch-atp-brisbane

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:08 AM
I :hearts: Andy's shirt.

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:10 AM
Try this one :cool:

http://atdhe.net/7637/watch-atp-brisbane

Thanks. :bounce:
Oooh Ball is kinda cute.....hehe

Richard holds...phew!

case
01-06-2010, 04:10 AM
i think roddick has some hair issues of his own

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:11 AM
Thanks. :bounce:
Oooh Ball is kinda cute.....hehe


He never used to be... he was always one of those awkward gangly tall guys... but then he grew into himself and got some muscle and now he's pretty cute!

case
01-06-2010, 04:13 AM
ball reminds me of some actor but cant think of who.
i agree he is cute. like to see him w/o hat.

and thanks for info on his aussie roots

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:14 AM
Andy's about to lose this set. Down 0-30 4-5 :o

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:15 AM
^^ set point now... yikes

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:17 AM
I like Andy, I really do... but am I the only one here cheering for Carsten?

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:17 AM
5-5. I turned that live stream off for a while :lol:

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:18 AM
I like Andy, I really do... but am I the only one here cheering for Carsten?

Are you the only Aussie? :lol:

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:18 AM
Both Andy and Richard hold. :rocker2:

case
01-06-2010, 04:18 AM
jake gyllenhall? well, i think a little bit.

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:19 AM
0-40 now :angel:

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:19 AM
Are you the only Aussie? :lol:

Touche...

I'm cheering for Richie though!!! I've never heard of this Matthew Ebden guy. :confused:

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:20 AM
Awww man.. deuce :mad:

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:20 AM
Andy :rolleyes:

I have a feeling Richard's match will go to a tiebreak.

Puschkin
01-06-2010, 04:20 AM
but am I the only one here cheering for Carsten?
he is playing well.

case
01-06-2010, 04:21 AM
i almost always cheer for roddicks opponent.

go ball!

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:21 AM
Touche...

I'm cheering for Richie though!!! I've never heard of this Matthew Ebden guy. :confused:

Me neither. :confused: Does anyone have a problem with discussing Andy's match here? Seeing as he's Rich's possible next opponent and there's Dicky fans here... :angel:

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:22 AM
:haha: NVM! 2 break points for Richard!

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:22 AM
Goood boy!!!

PS.. the old guy in the stands they keep showing (if you're watching the same coverage I am) is Syd Ball - Carsten's Dad/coach. I guess they're thrilled to have an Aussie tennis legend in the crowd..

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:23 AM
What is Brooklyn wearing? Does she have a bra on under that tshirt?

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:23 AM
Oh Rich has got BPs...

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:24 AM
Richard breaks. :bounce: 4-2!

Puschkin
01-06-2010, 04:24 AM
Richard has broken. :D now hold!

bleu_cheese
01-06-2010, 04:24 AM
Andy :rolleyes:

I have a feeling Richard's match will go to a tiebreak.

Nice jinx :)

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:25 AM
:bounce:

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:25 AM
Btw you guys, Dave is commentating :lol: Go look. :p

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:26 AM
Come on Richie! Hold that break!

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:26 AM
Well Andy's match went to a tie break. :shrug: :lol:

5-2. :dance:

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:26 AM
Btw you guys, Dave is commentating :lol: Go look. :p

See what happens when girls pressure you to do things!!! :lol:

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:28 AM
See what happens when girls pressure you to do things!!! :lol:

:lol: He's a good little servant. :angel:

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:28 AM
What's his Twitter?

Andy is going to roll in the second set. :dance:

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:29 AM
Dani: http://twitter.com/Davodus

Richard might double break here....

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:30 AM
:lol: He's a good little servant. :angel:

Totally!!

PS, I totally see Jake Gyllenhall in Carsten to whoever said that!

and PPS It's funny when Carsten swears.. If I ever meet him I'm going to teach him to swear in an Aussie accent, it just sounds so wrong!

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:31 AM
Ball is cute :aplot:

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:31 AM
Richard serving for the set next. :cool:

bleu_cheese
01-06-2010, 04:31 AM
A cream cheese bagel with Roddick's tiebreak. Don't see that very often. Ebden isn't serving as well as last time, luckily.

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:32 AM
Ball is cute :aplot:

He changed his shirt.. what a pity it was during an ad... :lol:

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:33 AM
I saw it :p

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 04:33 AM
You knew I'd be this sad didn't you. I just woke up.

Can he buy a first serve to save his life today?

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:34 AM
YAAAAY!! 1st set!! Woot Woot Richie!!!

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:34 AM
Ball is cute :aplot:

My cat seems to like him too, she can't take her eyes off the computer and protests when I check here and then the scoreboard. :lol:

6-3 Richaaaaard. :rocker2:

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:35 AM
You knew I'd be this sad didn't you. I just woke up.

Can he buy a first serve to save his life today?

Toriiiiiiii :lol: Hihi.

He just won the first set. :D

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:36 AM
I saw it :p

BOOOOOOOO!!!!!! :p

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 04:37 AM
I didn't set my alarm or anything. Just woke up early. This is tennis committment.

Come on Richard, just looking at stats, serve percentage is tons better today.

Vlad1980
01-06-2010, 04:37 AM
Ebden only served at 40% in first set, so Richard better be careful and not to get relaxed

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:38 AM
He took set point on a volley winner according to Dave. :hearts:

Puschkin
01-06-2010, 04:40 AM
Richard broke again, 1-0 up in the second.

ImmzB
01-06-2010, 04:40 AM
Gasquet 6-3 *1-0

case
01-06-2010, 04:40 AM
does dave say if gasquet is playing in brisbane or somewhere closer to the net?

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:40 AM
1st game break!!!! :inlove: WOOOOOT!!!!

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:40 AM
Why can't Andy have this easy of a match? :lol:

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:41 AM
Whatever.. that ball was so out!

ImmzB
01-06-2010, 04:41 AM
0-30

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 04:41 AM
0-40 on his serve.What!!

ImmzB
01-06-2010, 04:42 AM
15-40

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:42 AM
does dave say if gasquet is playing in brisbane or somewhere closer to the net?

Nope so far he has said that the forehand is quite aggressive today and when he broke the first time he broke with a backhand down the line! :D Oh and Ebden is staying away from Richard's backhand but the forehand is holding up well.

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:42 AM
Consolidate Richard!

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 04:43 AM
his first serve is 40% for this game. Grrr - ok 3 break points saved so far. Well done

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:43 AM
He saved the break points, chill out people. :lol:

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:46 AM
Either they're having some epic rallies or Richie is bouncing the ball 2 million times between serves... cause wow the points are going up slow.

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 04:47 AM
broken. Richard seriously sort out your serve!!

Puschkin
01-06-2010, 04:47 AM
saved two bps with an ace, but still got rebroken.

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:47 AM
Bugger!!

case
01-06-2010, 04:47 AM
i thought the gasquet match was slow too. i hate looking at scoreboards

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:47 AM
Broken :mad: and he double faulted. :awww:

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:48 AM
Geez Andy.. calm down, they're just ball kids!

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 04:48 AM
the 43% first serve in this set not doing him any favours.

acd692
01-06-2010, 04:49 AM
i wish i could see the match..

Vlad1980
01-06-2010, 04:49 AM
Richard clearly doesn't have any consistency yet. Just like in first match, very up and down. He needs to settle down.

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:49 AM
Broken :mad: and he double faulted. :awww:

I'm glad I'm not in Brisbane. I can just imagine me yelling in the crowd.

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:50 AM
I wonder if he's being all impatient again...and making careless errors.... He better not let this get away from him!

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 04:50 AM
if he gets through this and so does Roddick, he can't get away with a 43% first serve, he'lll get killed.

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 04:51 AM
if he gets through this and so does Roddick, he can't get away with a 43% first serve, he'lll get killed.

Andy's not really playing well either :shrug:

Y'all... Ball looks like Darren Cahill to me. What do you think? :D

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:52 AM
^^^ Noooo Darren is waaaay more foxy :hearts: but yeah there is some resemblance.

Puschkin
01-06-2010, 04:53 AM
if he gets through this and so does Roddick, he can't get away with a 43% first serve, he'lll get killed.
Accordin to my Sb Richie's serve percentage in the first set ws 68! Ebden hat 42!:p

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 04:53 AM
what is he doing 2 break points lost then. Tell Dave to shout things at him ;)

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:54 AM
:haha: Dave just tweeted: Idiot Richard.

:rolls:

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 04:54 AM
Accordin to my Sb Richie's serve percentage in the first set ws 68! Ebden hat 42!:p

his serve was 68% in the first set, in this one it's 43%. 2 double faults in his first game :eek::sad:

acd692
01-06-2010, 04:55 AM
:haha: Dave just tweeted: Idiot Richard.

:rolls:

LOL

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 04:55 AM
:haha: Dave just tweeted: Idiot Richard.

:rolls:

:lol:

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 04:56 AM
Wow that was a quick hold.

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 05:00 AM
Ducky broke serving for the match now...he shall be waiting in the quarters.

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:00 AM
Carsten!!! No!

~*BGT*~
01-06-2010, 05:00 AM
Andy serving for it :)

case
01-06-2010, 05:00 AM
poor ball. those ue's are killing him.

Vlad1980
01-06-2010, 05:01 AM
Andy's not really playing well either :shrug:

Y'all... Ball looks like Darren Cahill to me. What do you think? :D

Roddick will crush Richard given how he is playing right now.. i mean he was struggling against top 100 Nieminen and now with this very unknown guy. Richie should be 6-2 6-2 and in the locker room against this guy.

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 05:01 AM
:lol: David is raging now.

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:01 AM
Oh Carsten.. that was hot!

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:02 AM
What? Is he sitting near a mother or something? :lol:

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 05:03 AM
He wants to punch Ebden's mother. :rolls:

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01-06-2010, 05:03 AM
Vamos Andy! :woohoo: Come on Rich. Give me my Gasdick match :sobbing:

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:04 AM
He wants to punch Ebden's mother. :rolls:

I got that impression, but I don't know why... I'm guessing she's yelling or something? :lol: I wish Tweets were more detailed! Stupid 140 characters!!

Puschkin
01-06-2010, 05:04 AM
Roddick will crush Richard given how he is playing right now.
:rolleyes: Do you see the match?

Roddick needed a breaker against no 134, not that brilliant either. And I see the match I am talking about!

acd692
01-06-2010, 05:05 AM
andy:).. now i hope richard wins too

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 05:05 AM
Niemenen is a good player when he isn't injured. Way better than his ranking.

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 05:05 AM
Vamos Andy! :woohoo: Come on Rich. Give me my Gasdick match :sobbing:

And who will you be cheering for? :aplot:

case
01-06-2010, 05:05 AM
:rolleyes: Do you see the match?

Roddick needed a breaker against no 134, not that brilliant either. And I see the match I am talking about!


yep. that is how i see it too. if ball hadnt been nervous and shaking might have been different.

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:06 AM
Har har how funny Andy talking about the humping Koalas! :lol:

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 05:07 AM
Dave seems to want to kill everyone ;)

case
01-06-2010, 05:07 AM
course gasquet is playing no 285

Puschkin
01-06-2010, 05:08 AM
yep. that is how i see it too. if ball hadnt been nervous and shaking might have been different.
BAll played very well until the breaker. Then he wanted to force things and the errors mounted. And Roddick served consistently.

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 05:08 AM
^^ Yeah he gets kindaa mad when things go bad for his faves. :p

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:08 AM
Hahahahahah! Go Dave!!! Well.. he is cheering against an Australian. That generally doesn't sit well with the Aussies. hahhaha :lol: I'm just picturing him sitting there getting all angry!

case
01-06-2010, 05:09 AM
i am going to get mad if those goes to three sets.

Vlad1980
01-06-2010, 05:10 AM
:rolleyes: Do you see the match?

Roddick needed a breaker against no 134, not that brilliant either. And I see the match I am talking about!

I see the scoreline, it's enough. This is second or third ATP match for this guy. Ball actually reached final last year in some event and has big lefty serve. Even that, Roddick killed him in tiebreak and second set was never a challenge. I am not optimistic at the moment if that match even happens.

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 05:10 AM
i am going to get mad if those goes to three sets.

Me too, I gotta go sleep. :mad:

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 05:11 AM
From the radio commentary, the Roddick match wasn't a good match at all. However with Richard serving so badly he stands very little chance unless he sorts it out.

Grrr can my local radio please give me some traffic news, I need to know if it's even worth me trying to get into work today.

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:12 AM
Hey Jen... Are you able to send David a Tweet to tell him that Australia won the cricket by 36? It's totally astounding..!!!

case
01-06-2010, 05:13 AM
Me too, I gotta go sleep. :mad:


isnt after one where you are? at least it's just after 11 for me

ImmzB
01-06-2010, 05:13 AM
Hey Jen... Are you able to send David a Tweet to tell him that Australia won the cricket by 36? It's totally astounding..!!!

:mad::mad:

Puschkin
01-06-2010, 05:14 AM
2 bps! Finish him off!
edit. YES!

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01-06-2010, 05:14 AM
Come on Rich.. one more game :bounce:

acd692
01-06-2010, 05:14 AM
come on come on!

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 05:15 AM
He breaaaaaaaaaaaaks. :bounce:

Serving for the match. Now hold it together! :armed:

Hey Jen... Are you able to send David a Tweet to tell him that Australia won the cricket by 36? It's totally astounding..!!!

Yup will let him know. (:

isnt after one where you are? at least it's just after 11 for me

It is, it's 1:14 I have to be up in 6 hours.

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:15 AM
:mad::mad:

You gotta admit, it's a pretty epic win!!! They shouldn't have even been close after that shocking first day. They got like 114 in the first innings!!

ImmzB
01-06-2010, 05:16 AM
Ace. 15-0

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:17 AM
Yup will let him know. (:


Thanks!!!

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 05:17 AM
:mad: Hold it together.....

ImmzB
01-06-2010, 05:17 AM
You gotta admit, it's a pretty epic win!!! They shouldn't have even been close after that shocking first day. They got like 114 in the first innings!!

Yeh, they shld not of even came close.

K.Akmal dropped Hussy 3 times!!! Hussey made us pay!!!
If Akmal caught any of the 3 we would of Won and wuld of chased arnd 50-70 Runs!!

This is EMBRASSING!!

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:18 AM
Two more points.. that's it.. just two.. come on!

ImmzB
01-06-2010, 05:18 AM
Mp

Puschkin
01-06-2010, 05:18 AM
yes!

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 05:19 AM
Allez :inlove:

6-3 6-4. :D

ImmzB
01-06-2010, 05:19 AM
GSM Gasquet!!

Well done Richie!!

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:19 AM
Yeh, they shld not of even came close.

K.Akmal dropped Hussy 3 times!!! Hussey made us pay!!!
If Akmal caught any of the 3 we would of Won and wuld of chased arnd 50-70 Runs!!

This is EMBRASSING!!

Yeah.. Our keeper Haddin got 9 catches by contrast. I really like the Pakistan team though, they all seem like really nice guys - particularly with the way they helped out Glenn McGrath's foundation..

case
01-06-2010, 05:19 AM
finally! good night all

acd692
01-06-2010, 05:19 AM
yeah baby:)!

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:19 AM
Finally a two set win!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! :):):):)

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01-06-2010, 05:20 AM
OMG..... RODDICK VS GASQUET... SHOW DOWN... OH YEAH!! :armed:

Vlad1980
01-06-2010, 05:20 AM
Better finish. At the very minimum he got where he is supposed to in this event.

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 05:20 AM
yes-hope Dave isn't getting lynched for not cheering for the Aussie.

ImmzB
01-06-2010, 05:21 AM
Yeah.. Our keeper Haddin got 9 catches by contrast. I really like the Pakistan team though, they all seem like really nice guys - particularly with the way they helped out Glenn McGrath's foundation..

Yh.

Now salvage some pride in Hobart!!

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:23 AM
yes-hope Dave isn't getting lynched for not cheering for the Aussie.

He'll get some dirty looks for sure... but Richie is quite popular here, so he might be fine. He'll get away from them if he tells them we won the cricket though! hahaha :lol: No one saw that coming!

acd692
01-06-2010, 05:25 AM
roddick vs gasquet? damn, that's a match i must watch

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:32 AM
It better be on Pat Rafter Arena!!

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01-06-2010, 05:34 AM
Of course it will!

Gretchen.
01-06-2010, 05:36 AM
This is their first match sine Wimby 07 isn't it? :scared:

ImmzB
01-06-2010, 05:39 AM
Gasquet v Roddick!!

GASQUET ALL THE WAY!

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 05:39 AM
well he's consolidated well. Max he'll lose this week now is 45 points and I thought he might lose a lot more than that. Not too bad.

Vlad1980
01-06-2010, 05:39 AM
This is their first match sine Wimby 07 isn't it? :scared:

Given how much it hurt Roddick, I am sure someone will be out for revenge. I am not sure if I even want to watch it.

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 05:40 AM
It certainly is... Oh well.. I'd rather it happen now than in a Slam.

Andy knew thIs might happen, that's why he was talking about who he was most afraid of at the beginning of the tournament and he only said Richie.

Davodus
01-06-2010, 07:03 AM
He wants to punch Ebden's mother. :rolls:

I got that impression, but I don't know why... I'm guessing she's yelling or something? :lol: I wish Tweets were more detailed! Stupid 140 characters!!

Dave seems to want to kill everyone ;)

That BITCH did a huge come on and fist pump when Richard did a double fault. Then another one when he hit a routine backhand into the net. I was so mad at her, it wasn't just some quiet come on, it was some really loud thing with a fist pump and she jumped out of her chair. She is lucky I wasn't closer to her let me tell you that.

Now, the match. Richard was better than the first round for sure. His forehand was better, less puff balls down the middle. He was still doing a lot of high topspin forehands but they were going a lot deeper and actually putting a lot of pressure on Ebden. Backhand was amazing as usual, he hit 3 winners in a row to break in the first set, all passing shots down the line. Also hit some very nice aggressive forehand winners.
In the first set his second serve was almost the best I have ever seen it. He was hitting it quite aggressively and with a lot of topspin, and it really pulled ebden off the court, and then Richard could hit into the open court. That dropped off a fair bit in the 2nd set though, when he became a bit more passive for the middle part of that set. He did some nice aces, volleys and finished it with a great combination of backhand smash then regular overhead. He played better, and even if he loses to Roddick, he has shown some good form here and I think he can be happy with how he played. Photos coming soon ;)

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 07:14 AM
Oh I would have wanted to get her too. Yuk.

Well I guess I'm going to be in the same position if he plays a Brit at any of the tournaments here this year ;) better start getting used to the evil stares now.

Thanks for the match report. Good on the second serve, it needed work after his first match.

Gasquetno.1
01-06-2010, 07:21 AM
Yessss I'm quite confident about Roddick, glad he won convincingly:)

Puschkin
01-06-2010, 07:28 AM
I am not sure if I even want to watch it.
Well, then go to work instead of me. ;) It is very likely to be a night match, meaning middle of the morning for me. :o

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 07:38 AM
Have to hope for a snow day again, otherwise I'm on a course so won't even be able to check livescores on my phone :(

Lemon Custard
01-06-2010, 07:44 AM
That BITCH did a huge come on and fist pump when Richard did a double fault. Then another one when he hit a routine backhand into the net. I was so mad at her, it wasn't just some quiet come on, it was some really loud thing with a fist pump and she jumped out of her chair. She is lucky I wasn't closer to her let me tell you that.

Now, the match. Richard was better than the first round for sure. His forehand was better, less puff balls down the middle. He was still doing a lot of high topspin forehands but they were going a lot deeper and actually putting a lot of pressure on Ebden. Backhand was amazing as usual, he hit 3 winners in a row to break in the first set, all passing shots down the line. Also hit some very nice aggressive forehand winners.
In the first set his second serve was almost the best I have ever seen it. He was hitting it quite aggressively and with a lot of topspin, and it really pulled ebden off the court, and then Richard could hit into the open court. That dropped off a fair bit in the 2nd set though, when he became a bit more passive for the middle part of that set. He did some nice aces, volleys and finished it with a great combination of backhand smash then regular overhead. He played better, and even if he loses to Roddick, he has shown some good form here and I think he can be happy with how he played. Photos coming soon ;)


Awesome! So what colour shirt was he wearing :lol: heh..

marina36
01-06-2010, 08:10 AM
Well, then go to work instead of me. ;) It is very likely to be a night match, meaning middle of the morning for me. :o

And me... during my medicine exam...:o

Good luck Richard!!!

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 08:50 AM
not on the order of play tomorrow, so a days rest to practice the service returns and the serve.

Davodus
01-06-2010, 08:56 AM
He should practice with someone with a huge serve. I'll keep an eye out to see who he practices with.

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 09:01 AM
who is there with a fairly big serve?

Keijan
01-06-2010, 09:04 AM
Monfils is there. And David, if they practice together, you remember what you promised me :p

Davodus
01-06-2010, 09:05 AM
:lol: yeah yeah
I dunno who else is there with a big serve like Roddick's, since no one serves as hard as Roddick...maybe Tomas again :p

Keijan
01-06-2010, 09:07 AM
:banana:
Gaël serves fairly hard :o

Cloudygirl
01-06-2010, 01:46 PM
I wish I had faith in him to win a set. The betting odd are great, if he won the first set 7/5 or 7/6 and you had a bet on it you could make some decent cash.

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01-07-2010, 06:34 AM
They will play at 7 PM local time. 3 AM my time :o But I cannot miss this match and I will be up :)

ImmzB
01-07-2010, 06:59 AM
Allez Gasquet!!

Davodus
01-07-2010, 10:37 AM
I just bought tickets :yeah:

reggie1
01-07-2010, 10:39 AM
I am so jealous, has the tournament been really packed Out Dave?

Davodus
01-07-2010, 10:50 AM
Not packed out, but is has been really good crowds. Apparently it has the biggest crowds of any tournament this size in the world, which is cool. You can generally get tickets the day before for night sessions, but maybe not day sessions.

Lemon Custard
01-07-2010, 10:51 AM
Sydney won't even come close to that merely because of the pricing. The people who run these events are bonkers... cricket.. tennis.. it's all the same! :(

reggie1
01-07-2010, 12:29 PM
I went to the Year end finals at the O2 stadium in London and I expected it to be really expensive but it was only £40.00 per ticket and we had great seats. Normally sporting events are so expensive and it's a shame because it just out prices many genuine fans.

Tess Gray
01-07-2010, 04:16 PM
Dammit I can't watch it:sad::( I hope I can check live scores every now and then.

Have fun watching Dani:p

Allez!

acd692
01-07-2010, 04:22 PM
there's going to be any live stream?

Cloudygirl
01-07-2010, 04:31 PM
David do you fancy tweeting again ;) I'll be at work :( since they changed tennis.com i can't livescore on my phone anymore.

marina36
01-07-2010, 07:14 PM
I can't watch it... :( it's during my medicine exam...
I hope there will be a good description here! I rely on you! ;)

ImmzB
01-07-2010, 07:32 PM
I will be able to watch the start of it atleast as my School starts late but if it gets canceled again because of the Snow then will be able to watch all of it.

ALLEZ RICHIE!!!

Lemon Custard
01-07-2010, 09:18 PM
It's playing at 7pm, so I'll be watching on tv... if David can't tweet I can post if you like! I'd record it, but our dvd recorder died! :(

totoro_472
01-07-2010, 09:26 PM
I'm pretty sure its going to be a delayed on channel 7, its scheduled to start at 10:30pm on tv.

Cloudygirl
01-07-2010, 09:29 PM
That would be great. Hair updates as well as play please ;)

I prob can't post from work but I can sneak looks.

Lemon Custard
01-07-2010, 09:36 PM
I'm pretty sure its going to be a delayed on channel 7, its scheduled to start at 10:30pm on tv.

I thought it was going to be on Fox Sports... on second check it's Hopman. DANG!!! (Thanks for pointing that out.. heh.. I would have been looking forward to it all day!) :(

Lemon Custard
01-07-2010, 09:38 PM
That would be great. Hair updates as well as play please ;)

I prob can't post from work but I can sneak looks.

It's just been pointed out that it's on at 10:30... guess I'll be watching a stream if I can find one too! Sorry! I should have checked it again. :( If not, I might avoid checking the score and pretend it's live 2 and a half hours later.. I'll still post on his hair though!)

Davodus
01-07-2010, 10:07 PM
David do you fancy tweeting again ;) I'll be at work :( since they changed tennis.com i can't livescore on my phone anymore.

I'll tweet a bit, yeah. As much as my phone lets me, anyway ;)

Cloudygirl
01-07-2010, 10:17 PM
fantastic thanks.

Lemon Custard
01-08-2010, 05:14 AM
Awww! They just showed him warming up.. Blue tight lacoste tshirt.. no hat.. looking hot.. in both the physical sense and the sweaty sense.. :inlove: No idea who he was working with though.

my0118
01-08-2010, 05:17 AM
I wish I could watch the match. Maybe next match.
Good luck to Richard!

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01-08-2010, 05:41 AM
Mia!! :hug: Where ya been? :D

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01-08-2010, 07:52 AM
Anyone here? :unsure:

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01-08-2010, 08:04 AM
In case anyone shows up... tonight :lol: here's a stream :)

http://channelsurfing.net/watch-brisbane-international.html

Tess Gray
01-08-2010, 08:05 AM
Hi Dani, I'm here too:lol:

Early day for you, eh?;)

Puschkin
01-08-2010, 08:07 AM
Allez, Richard!

~*BGT*~
01-08-2010, 08:08 AM
Long day Tessa... I haven't gone to sleep yet :p

Tess Gray
01-08-2010, 08:10 AM
Hi Margareta:wavey:

Oh you poor thing:p Well hopefully the match will be worth it for you.

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01-08-2010, 08:11 AM
I just feel like a bad fan. I'm not pulling for Andy for the first time ever :sobbing: I just have to remember: I'm not pulling against Andy; I'm pulling for Richard.