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Doha 2011- Let the REAL battle start!!!

vn01
01-01-2011, 06:53 PM
OK. The season starts in Doha again.

Here is the draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/451/mds.pdf

Rafa doesn't have a good draw. You see, he may meet Gulbis in the 1/4 finals and then Davy in the 1/2 finals. While Fedclown has a far easier draw. Anyway, I think there is a good sign there. Rafa will meet Karol Beck in R1. Their only meeting was... in Doha 2009. So, I think it's a good sign for Australian Open 2011. VAMOS! :worship::worship::worship:

Hope, there'll be MIT 2011. I say WIN :wavey:

Discuss!

star
01-01-2011, 06:56 PM
OK. The season starts in Doha again.

Here is the draw: http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2011/451/mds.pdf

Rafa doesn't have a good draw. You see, he may meet Gulbis in the 1/4 finals and then Davy in the 1/2 finals. While Fedclown has a far easier draw. Anyway, I think there is a good sign there. Rafa will meet Karol Beck in R1. Their only meeting was... in Doha 2009. So, I think it's a good sign for Australian Open 2011. VAMOS! :worship::worship::worship:

Hope, there'll be MIT 2011. I say WIN :wavey:

Discuss!

Is there some reason you don't want any other poster to open a tournament thread?

vn01
01-01-2011, 06:58 PM
No! :lol: My first thread was for Abu Dhabi and Rafa won it. Is there any problem? :D

born_on_clay
01-01-2011, 07:35 PM
Good luck champ :)
MIT pick: WIN
Vamos :cool:

rafa_maniac
01-02-2011, 04:42 AM
I hope he gets to play Davy, I don't like that negative H2H :( Anyway, I say final.

Topspindoctor
01-02-2011, 05:31 AM
Rafa to beat Fedmug in 3 sets in finals :yeah:

Foxy
01-02-2011, 08:24 AM
Mit: F

Betty
01-02-2011, 12:47 PM
Mit :f

shawshank
01-02-2011, 04:45 PM
Win

Björki
01-02-2011, 05:06 PM
I will join you this year :)

MIT: win :rocker2:

acionescu
01-02-2011, 05:25 PM
Too lazy to post the draw? :rolleyes:

R3 :scared: :unsure:

scoobs
01-02-2011, 05:30 PM
I'm in this year.


MIT: RU

tennizen
01-02-2011, 08:08 PM
MIT: Final.

star
01-02-2011, 09:24 PM
qf

Metis
01-02-2011, 10:33 PM
A new season begins :bounce:



How far will Rafa go in Doha? (250 points :))

1st -
2nd -
QF - acionescu, Metis
SF - MariaV, star
F - Betty, Foxy, rafa_maniac, scoobs, tennizen
W - Björki, born_on_clay, shawshank, Topspindoctor, vn01







I will join you this year :)
I'm in this year.

:bigclap:

Metis
01-02-2011, 10:37 PM
Too lazy to post the draw? :rolleyes:

R3 :scared: :unsure:

There is no 3rd round. Did you mean QF?

star
01-02-2011, 10:41 PM
qf is too busy.

sf

Metis
01-02-2011, 10:43 PM
:lol:

Metis
01-02-2011, 10:48 PM
I urge all participants and especially the new ones to read the rules of the MIT competition in the first post of this thread:


http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=135598


:D

star
01-02-2011, 11:12 PM
I urge all participants and especially the new ones to read the rules of the MIT competition in the first post of this thread:


http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=135598


:D

:worship:

That was truly mod-like.

:worship:

Metis
01-02-2011, 11:20 PM
:worship:

That was truly mod-like.

:worship:

Shhhhh! :rolleyes:


I was trying to keep my plan a secret but you had to ruin everything. :(

star
01-02-2011, 11:29 PM
Shhhhh! :rolleyes:


I was trying to keep my plan a secret but you had to ruin everything. :(

When are you changing your avatar?

MariaV
01-03-2011, 09:09 AM
OK I'm making a bold move and going with the SF this time. :tape:

scoobs
01-03-2011, 10:27 AM
I urge all participants and especially the new ones to read the rules of the MIT competition in the first post of this thread:


http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=135598


:D
Done, Sir :hatoff:

MariaV
01-03-2011, 09:33 PM
Rafael Nadal played his first match of the 2011 ATP World Tour season on Monday with his fellow Spaniard Marc Lopez at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open. The 2009 titlists and third seeds dropped nine points on serve to knock out David Marrero and Pere Riba 6-3, 7-5 in 81 minutes for a place in the quarter-finals.



http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2011/01/1/Doubles-Monday-Nadal-Lopez-Into-QFs.aspx

So they got some nice practice in. :angel: Wild cards Ghareeb (KUW)/Zaid (QAT) in the quarters.
Rafa plays 3rd tomorrow after Rogelina. Vamos! :rocker:

vn01
01-03-2011, 09:57 PM
Good win in doubles. It's good for him to play doubles from time to time. He can improve his net game this way. :worship:

acionescu
01-04-2011, 07:59 AM
There is no 3rd round. Did you mean QF?

yes :rolleyes:

vn01
01-04-2011, 06:22 PM
6:3 6:0 over Karol Beck. Rafa's forehand was amazing, he served in 70% 1st serve, he hit 24 winners and 1 ace and recorded his 1st bagel of the year.
But I'm not so impressed at all. He could play better. He did what he needed to win. He'll do the same versus Lacko before the first real test- Gulbis.

VAMOS! :worship:

born_on_clay
01-04-2011, 10:16 PM
nice start to the season :cool:

Topspindoctor
01-05-2011, 12:57 AM
6:3 6:0 over Karol Beck. Rafa's forehand was amazing, he served in 70% 1st serve, he hit 24 winners and 1 ace and recorded his 1st bagel of the year.
But I'm not so impressed at all. He could play better. He did what he needed to win. He'll do the same versus Lacko before the first real test- Gulbis.

VAMOS! :worship:

You should have watched Olderer's match :scared:

FormerRafaFan
01-05-2011, 07:24 AM
I heard that he didn't play well in the first set, but I think a bagel in the second set more than makes up for a bad first set. Vamos Rafa!

born_on_clay
01-05-2011, 07:32 AM
Lacko today. I want Rafa to open bakery once more :D :angel:

MariaV
01-05-2011, 10:05 AM
“It's a good start of the year for me,” said Nadal, who admitted to suffering from a fever last night.
:awww: :sad: :scared: But let's hope for the best.
I wonder if he'll play doubles after the singles match though. Will depend on how he is feeling of course.

Foxy
01-05-2011, 10:35 AM
:awww: :sad: :scared: But let's hope for the best.
I wonder if he'll play doubles after the singles match though. Will depend on how he is feeling of course.

Rogie infected him with mono, so Rafa doesn't win AO and break Rogie's dreams! It is only way Rafa can be stopped!

MariaV
01-05-2011, 10:46 AM
Rogie infected him with mono, so Rafa doesn't win AO and break Rogie's dreams! It is only way Rafa can be stopped!

That's what you get from those 2 lovebirds being inseparable lately. :( :mad:
:couple:

Foxy
01-05-2011, 12:05 PM
That's what you get from those 2 lovebirds being inseparable lately. :( :mad:
:couple:

I won't be too surprised if these two actually "did" it. :rolleyes:;):p

vn01
01-05-2011, 06:23 PM
Awful Nadal! Awful! No comment! :o

Yazoo.C
01-05-2011, 06:30 PM
I can't believe he got bagelled by Lacko.

vn01
01-05-2011, 06:54 PM
7:6 !:! 6:3. DAMN! :o

But he'll win Australian Open. Mark my words. :yeah: :wavey: :worship:

born_on_clay
01-05-2011, 07:33 PM
relax guys, he had fever
he was ill and still managed to win the match insted of retireing
congrats :hatoff:

Armless
01-05-2011, 07:41 PM
Respect for Rafa , still playing doubles even with illness. Should be in bed-mode by now, still fighting. Get healthy soon!

MariaV
01-05-2011, 07:56 PM
7:6 !:! 6:3. DAMN! :o

But he'll win Australian Open. Mark my words. :yeah: :wavey: :worship:

I truly hope so, truly hope so. :o :o
That was not pretty and I hope he didn't harm himself before the AO, he should quit now and get well before the AO. :(

TennisOnWood
01-05-2011, 09:13 PM
I really hope he got fever cause this was terrible

Ernests is playing great and Rafa really needs to do much better tomorrow

Topspindoctor
01-06-2011, 02:01 AM
Gulbis :scared:

I hope he serves badly.

MariaV
01-06-2011, 09:36 AM
(3) M. Lopez /R. Nadal d [W] M. Ghareeb /M. Zaid 6-2 6-0

Looks like the doubles wasn't too tough, just a wind-down from the gruelling singles match. Hopefully Rafa is feeling well today and no harm was done. :D VAMOS! :rocker:

Start da Game
01-06-2011, 02:42 PM
let gulbis win today, we are taking the big one in melbourne anyway........

acionescu
01-06-2011, 06:27 PM
Lacko today. I want Rafa to open bakery once more :D :angel:

:o

vn01
01-06-2011, 07:57 PM
OK. Rafa won against Gulbis 7-6 6-3. :worship: Watched only from 4-2 in the 2nd set, but Rafa made some outstanding shots. Time to improve H2H versus Davydenko. VAMOS! :worship:

MariaV
01-06-2011, 08:13 PM
let gulbis win today, we are taking the big one in melbourne anyway........

Please don't jinx him! :(
Poor baby, if he started taking antibiotics I guess he is still taking them. :awww: I didn't see the beginning either, does he still have fever? :awww.
Davy will eat him alive tomorrow. :tape: :bolt:

Foxy
01-06-2011, 08:16 PM
Please don't jinx him! :(
Poor baby, if he started taking antibiotics I guess he is still taking them. :awww: I didn't see the beginning either, does he still have fever? :awww.
Davy will eat him alive tomorrow. :tape: :bolt:

Rafa just won the doubles as well. 64 64 if I take antibiotics, no?

MariaV
01-06-2011, 08:21 PM
He is insane, Foxy. But we already know that. :lol:

TennisOnWood
01-06-2011, 08:38 PM
He is not perfect for sure.. just look at this picture,whole water

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs056.snc6/168675_143000045758000_105340889523916_274063_7569 129_n.jpg

Foxy
01-06-2011, 08:42 PM
He is not perfect for sure.. just look at this picture,whole water

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs056.snc6/168675_143000045758000_105340889523916_274063_7569 129_n.jpg

He will lose some weight - good for the knees. ;)

FormerRafaFan
01-06-2011, 11:10 PM
Please tell Nike to provide him with a better outfit, with a shirt that actually breathes. I felt bad for the guy, he was soaked with sweat out there today :(

FlameOn
01-07-2011, 07:37 AM
I only saw the last couple of games but Rafa played so well! :D

Foxy
01-07-2011, 08:07 AM
Please tell Nike to provide him with a better outfit, with a shirt that actually breathes. I felt bad for the guy, he was soaked with sweat out there today :(

Unfortunately this is his AO outfit as well.

MariaV
01-07-2011, 08:36 AM
Oh yes after the match Rafa wrung the sweat out of his shirt. :lol: :o But it's not the shirt that's at fault here I think. :o

"I started the match playing very well the first game," said Nadal. "After that I [went] down. I was a little bit dizzy in the end of the first set, but I was very lucky at 4-all, love-40. That moment, decisive moment, was very lucky, I think.

Should we be worried? :scared: :unsure: This must not be good to play so much with the fever and atibiotics. :( And it's surely no good facing Davy or Fed in such condition. :o :sad: Sadly we know he won't withdraw... if ti won't get any more serious. :o I only hope there won't be any more serious damage to his health. :tape:

FormerRafaFan
01-07-2011, 10:44 AM
Oh yes after the match Rafa wrung the sweat out of his shirt. :lol: :o But it's not the shirt that's at fault here I think. :o

Actually, it is partly the shirt's fault. Someone in the GM noticed that the shirt doesn't evaporate the sweat like most other sports wear, it just stays there. Which is NOT good, especially not when you play in warm climates like Australia and Doha. And Rafa is a guy that normally sweats a lot! They should have made him a better shirt, one that actually breathes..

Should we be worried? :scared: :unsure: This must not be good to play so much with the fever and atibiotics. :( And it's surely no good facing Davy or Fed in such condition. :o :sad: Sadly we know he won't withdraw... if ti won't get any more serious. :o I only hope there won't be any more serious damage to his health. :tape:

I kinda hoped he would lose to Gulbis.. because then at least he would rest up and get better for AO. I can see Davy winning today, and I actually think it would be a good thing. I mean, rafa got to the semis WITH a fever. That is very respectable. No shame in losing now, and at the same time he could rest up and get his strength back and lose the fever before AO.

MariaV
01-07-2011, 11:38 AM
Actually, it is partly the shirt's fault. Someone in the GM noticed that the shirt doesn't evaporate the sweat like most other sports wear, it just stays there. Which is NOT good, especially not when you play in warm climates like Australia and Doha. And Rafa is a guy that normally sweats a lot! They should have made him a better shirt, one that actually breathes..


I mean are you sure, how can it be? I mean shouldn't all these Nike shirts be 'breathable'? :confused: :( But yeah the sight wasn't pretty. :o :o

Metis
01-07-2011, 03:20 PM
Nadal-Gulbis 7-6 6-3



How far will Rafa go in Doha? (250 points :))

1st -
2nd -
QF - acionescu, Metis
SF - MariaV, star
F - Betty, Foxy, rafa_maniac, scoobs, tennizen
W - Björki, born_on_clay, shawshank, Topspindoctor, vn01






acionescu and Metis are the recipients of the first FAIL of 2011 :hatoff:


http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2009/6/29/128907780085788987.jpg (http://cheezburger.com/View/2338022144)

Metis
01-07-2011, 03:23 PM
When are you changing your avatar?

never :D


Done, Sir :hatoff:

:yeah:



Lacko today. I want Rafa to open bakery once more :D :angel:

:rolls:

evilmindbulgaria
01-07-2011, 05:41 PM
The Double's Final is about to start:yeah:

vn01
01-07-2011, 05:43 PM
Happy that Nadal lost. He is sick and he should take rest for 2-3 days. VAMOS! :worship:

ds_hockeygrl1536
01-07-2011, 05:44 PM
Anyone have a live stream link for the doubles final?

evilmindbulgaria
01-07-2011, 05:55 PM
Anyone have a live stream link for the doubles final?

I have been looking for one but no luck.

vn01
01-07-2011, 06:39 PM
6:3 in the 1st set for Nadal/Lopez. :)

acionescu
01-07-2011, 07:40 PM
He won the doubles :woohoo: :o

Foxy
01-07-2011, 07:53 PM
He won the doubles :woohoo: :o

Oh, baby! Last time he won Doha doubles he went on to win the singles AO! ;)
Now the haters are screwed big time!

vn01
01-07-2011, 07:58 PM
Yes! I am happy that he won doubles. :)
Some concidences with Australian Open 2009:
-he met Karol Beck and gave him win only 3 games in 2009 and in 2011
-he won doubles title in Doha in 2009 and now in 2011
.
.
.
.
-he won Australian Open 2009 and Australian Open 2011
:yeah:

MariaV
01-07-2011, 07:59 PM
Oh, baby! Last time he won Doha doubles he went on to win the singles AO! ;)
Now the haters are screwed big time!

Well, the doubles title won't help much at the AO when he has exhausted and damaged himself so much. :( I personally write the AO completely off now, I don't expect anything from the AO, I'm even ready for an early withdrawal and the rejoicing of the hatas. Not going to set my feet to GM. :angel:

Doubles won 6-4 7-6(4) btw. Congrats Rafa and pleeeeeease take care of your health now. :hug: :hug:

MariaV
01-07-2011, 08:13 PM
I now watched the replay. Why didn't he quit when the doctors came to the court, or why didn't they tell him to quit. :( :(
That sweating and coughing is just awful. :o :sad:

TennisOnWood
01-07-2011, 08:16 PM
I now watched the replay. Why didn't he quit when the doctors came to the court, or why didn't they tell him to quit. :( :(
That sweating and coughing is just awful. :o :sad:

They just looked at each other while he was talking about no filling of any power and strength.. they new he will play until the end and really could't done anything to help him

Foxy
01-07-2011, 08:18 PM
I now watched the replay. Why didn't he quit when the doctors came to the court, or why didn't they tell him to quit. :( :(
That sweating and coughing is just awful. :o :sad:

Because that would mean automatically he withdraws from doubles as well. Se he didn't have much of a choice. did he? :)

born_on_clay
01-07-2011, 11:31 PM
He should have withdrawn before the semis singles

FlameOn
01-07-2011, 11:52 PM
He won doubles. :bigclap:

_Chaz
01-08-2011, 09:28 AM
Happy that Nadal lost. He is sick and he should take rest for 2-3 days. VAMOS! :worship:

That's exactly what he does now. According to this, he stays a feww days in Doha because he has to rest and flying could make it even worse.
http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/08012011/73/atp-doha-kranker-nadal-australien.html

He said:
"I stay here, I must get healthy at first. Flying sometimes makes it worse."
About the match yesterday:
"After 4 or 5 games I already knew that I won't have a chance. I even thought about retiring. But it's not easy for me, just to walk off the court. That's not nice to the crowd and the opponent."
About doubles:
"In doubles I had problems, too. I need a short break now in order to get fully fit, because I arrived fit and healthy at Abu Dhabi."

vn01
01-08-2011, 09:37 AM
Thanks for the posted interview, Chaz :)

MariaV
01-08-2011, 09:46 AM
Because that would mean automatically he withdraws from doubles as well. Se he didn't have much of a choice. did he? :)

OK it was nice to win the doubles title and not let down his friend but he is so f**ed for the AO now. :( :mad: Sometimes a little selfishness is needed. :o
Will be super fun if he loses 1st rd at the AO. :rolleyes:

Metis
01-15-2011, 08:06 PM
Hmmm... I knew I had forgotten something... :(





Nadal-Davydenko 3-6 2-6 :awww:



How far will Rafa go in Doha? (250 points :))

1st -
2nd -
QF - acionescu, Metis
SF - MariaV, star
F - Betty, Foxy, rafa_maniac, scoobs, tennizen
W - Björki, born_on_clay, shawshank, Topspindoctor, vn01



Betty, Foxy, rafa_maniac, scoobs, tennizen, Björki, born_on_clay, shawshank, Topspindoctor, vn01: FAIL :wavey:


http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/11/30/967fb4cf-d9e6-459b-96dd-5537afafdb46.gif (http://cheezburger.com/View/4216566784)






MariaV and star start the 2011 season with a WIN. :bigclap: The first 250 points are theirs; may they enjoy them in good health!


http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/7/77820/1457046-lolcat_high_5_super.jpg

vn01
01-15-2011, 09:08 PM
Hmmm... I knew I had forgotten something... :(





Nadal-Davydenko 3-6 2-6 :awww:




Betty, Foxy, rafa_maniac, scoobs, tennizen, Björki, born_on_clay, shawshank, Topspindoctor, vn01: FAIL :wavey:


http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/11/30/967fb4cf-d9e6-459b-96dd-5537afafdb46.gif (http://cheezburger.com/View/4216566784)






MariaV and star start the 2011 season with a WIN. :bigclap: The first 250 points are theirs; may they enjoy them in good health!


http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/7/77820/1457046-lolcat_high_5_super.jpg


:haha: :haha: :haha:

Veronique
01-16-2011, 02:26 AM
Rafa all the way for the Aussie Open. Who's running this thing.