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rafa in auckland

prazz_m
01-09-2005, 08:12 AM
I thought I should start an auckland thread in preparation for the tournament which starts tomorrow! It's bad because in the first round there is going to be a replay of last year's final - that is that rafa is going to play hrbarty. Might I add, a very in-form hrbarty who absolutely thrashed coria on saturday and just seems to have "clicked" in his tennis. But that said, Rafa's been playing pretty well too and the recent win in the doubles might boost his confidence!!!
In the doubles, as has been said in the other thread, Raf is playing with JC which i'm sure would be a combination that my camera would love to see!!!! :D they are playing fernando gonzalez (chile) and jim thomas (usa) so hopefully they can win!!!

Eruwen
01-09-2005, 08:29 AM
Good luck in Auckland Rafa! http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gif

He has to beat Hrbaty, cause I want to see Rafa & Tommy in the final! http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/grin.gif

~EMiLiTA~
01-09-2005, 09:10 AM
that will be pretty tough...Hrbaty has been playing so well lately. it would be a big surprise to me if he won

ataptc
01-09-2005, 02:44 PM
hrbaty was excellent last week... hope rafa can step up his play and win.. vamos!

ayena
01-09-2005, 03:42 PM
Rafa beat Roger last year :worship: so maybe he can beat Hrbaty this year?? We will see. Hope that rafa will do his best in doubles although JCF is not very good in it.
The Rafa- Tommy final will be great altough I won't have chance to see it anyway :sad: :crying2: :bigcry:
But maybe you will do :hug:

Eruwen
01-09-2005, 06:36 PM
Rafa beat Roger last year :worship: so maybe he can beat Hrbaty this year?? We will see. Hope that rafa will do his best in doubles although JCF is not very good in it.
The Rafa- Tommy final will be great altough I won't have chance to see it anyway :sad: :crying2: :bigcry:
But maybe you will do :hug: Unfortunately, no :sad: Eurosport decided to be an ass again :mad:

knight_ley
01-09-2005, 08:32 PM
Come on Rafa!!!!!!!! :banana:

chocc0
01-10-2005, 05:14 AM
GO RAFA!!!!

~EMiLiTA~
01-10-2005, 09:37 AM
he's playing both his singles and his doubles today...VAMOS! hope he and JC can win...but I doubt it lol

Eruwen
01-10-2005, 09:49 AM
:scratch: Isn't his singles match scheduled for tomorrow?

~EMiLiTA~
01-10-2005, 10:07 AM
sorry I meant Tuesday...I'm getting ahead of myself here....I'm not used to having tennis played in my zone lol

Eruwen
01-10-2005, 10:15 AM
Ok good, thought I was completely losing it for a moment :lol: Not that I'm far from doing so... stupid thesis & uni :rolleyes: But that's a whole other story :lol:

ayena
01-10-2005, 05:32 PM
Why Eurosport is schowing WTA again?? :shout:
I want to see Spanish guys :fiery:
It's stupid that they're not schowing them :sad:

Jennay
01-10-2005, 09:28 PM
Vamos Rafa :D

prazz_m
01-11-2005, 05:42 AM
i just checked the auckland site and saw some bad news in terms of rafael - he lost the first set against hrbarty 6-3 but then retired, due to "illness" according to the auckland website. i hope it's not serious.

~EMiLiTA~
01-11-2005, 05:59 AM
yeah I also saw that...bugger...I doubt he'll be playing the doubles then...and Ferrero also lost :banghead: hope they both play a bit better in Melb!!!

Carlita
01-11-2005, 06:54 AM
does anyone know what's wrong with Rafa????

:crying2: Carlos out, Rafa out Juanqui out..... anyone else wanna join them while we're at it maybe :mad: :sad:

this is not going to be a good day....for anything! :sad:

Björki
01-11-2005, 06:59 AM
poor Rafa :(

~EMiLiTA~
01-11-2005, 07:20 AM
does anyone know what's wrong with Rafa????

:crying2: Carlos out, Rafa out Juanqui out..... anyone else wanna join them while we're at it maybe :mad: :sad:

this is not going to be a good day....for anything! :sad:

yes, Tommy can join them...he just lost to Sluiter 6-4 4-6 4-6 (at one stage Tommy was 6-4 4-1 though)

other first round Spanish losses:
Sydney: Costa, Ferrer, Ventura
Auckland: Sanchez, Garcia-Lopez

Martín is into the second round of Auckland though...and Feli and Fer are still in Sydney! :bounce:

Carlita
01-11-2005, 07:36 AM
:eek: you ARE kidding here I hope Em........... :eek:

:fiery: :crying2: Sluiter again?????????? :mad: got some work to do in Rotterdam....Stepanek, Sluiter.....anyone else I need to know about?! :rolleyes:

maybe they'll surprise us in Melbourne!! :bounce:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
01-11-2005, 07:37 AM
maybe they'll surprise us in Melbourne!! :bounce:

Hope so...

~EMiLiTA~
01-11-2005, 07:42 AM
:eek: you ARE kidding here I hope Em........... :eek:

:fiery: :crying2: Sluiter again?????????? :mad: got some work to do in Rotterdam....Stepanek, Sluiter.....anyone else I need to know about?! :rolleyes:

maybe they'll surprise us in Melbourne!! :bounce:

I am deadly serious.

I'm so angry at Stepanek though...I watched the first half of the match on TV (until the stupid idiots cut it off :( ) and Carlos was starting to tire...he needed to win that second set...as soon as it got to a third...that was it :( oh well, I hope Carlos will go to Melbourne tomorrow...like me!!! He'll be fine by AO...once he's over the jetlag and fatigue.

Carlita
01-11-2005, 08:14 AM
hmmmm....... let's hope so!!

Have fun Em!! :D

chocc0
01-11-2005, 08:30 AM
Poor Rafa
and Emily channel 7 are dickheads! how could they pull the tennis off (esp when Carlos is playing )to show MASH!!!! and Stupid deal or no deal....NOT HAPPY JAN!

ataptc
01-11-2005, 08:33 AM
:sad: rafa.. hope it's nothing serious too..

prazz_m
01-11-2005, 08:37 AM
according to the vamosrafael.com site, he's suffering a stomach muscle problem...i have no idea what this means. by it being stomach "muscle" it doesn't sound that viral - which is what i was hoping it was, something like a 24 hr bug which goes away as quick as it came but it sounds like some sort of an injury almost. i guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Carlita
01-11-2005, 09:20 AM
rest might do the trick here!! :zzz: go to Carlos, and rest together! :lol:

Kyla
01-11-2005, 09:29 AM
Hope he'll be ok for AO!!!
*keepingallmyfingerscrossed*

Prizeidiot
01-11-2005, 10:26 AM
He should be sweet by the Australian Open... on the bright side, 3 games in a set when you're sick, and against Hrbaty at the moment, you're not playing too badly...

Auburn
01-11-2005, 11:01 AM
I read from CNN that he retired because of "chest pains"???

Ti-Anne
01-11-2005, 12:05 PM
ooooooooooooohhhhhhh :sad: :awww: :bigcry: :tears: :sobbing: :crying2:
What happened ?

~EMiLiTA~
01-11-2005, 12:13 PM
Poor Rafa
and Emily channel 7 are dickheads! how could they pull the tennis off (esp when Carlos is playing )to show MASH!!!! and Stupid deal or no deal....NOT HAPPY JAN!

I KNOW!!! I was so angry!!! channel 7 are pathetic...they cut off such a great match...it couldn't have been the boring Hewitt match could it?!

Rafa's got a chest muscle problem? that doesn't sound too good...where DO these injuries come from? he can't seem to play 2 matches in a row without having some problem :rolleyes:

ataptc
01-11-2005, 12:42 PM
rest might do the trick here!! :zzz: go to Carlos, and rest together! :lol:
:unsure: :lol:

ayena
01-11-2005, 01:02 PM
I'm so angry rigth now. :mad: After my exams I thought that nothing worse can happen, but I guess it can :sad:
Hope that Rafa will be ok at AO like rest of them and hope they will rest in few days off and sleep well. Alone or together I don't care :devil: . The most important now is to be in good shape at AO.
Good luck to Feli and Fer. They're still in game right??

~EMiLiTA~
01-11-2005, 01:10 PM
yep, Feli and Fer are still there

Fer plays against Minar and Feli plays against Llodra

SUERTE CHICOS!!!

Carlita
01-11-2005, 01:12 PM
Well, not totally impossible I would say!

:bounce:

~EMiLiTA~
01-11-2005, 01:18 PM
no definitely not! hope they can do well!!! Now that Carlos has lost, Feli's draw has well and truly opened up...how cool if he could get to the final!

Eruwen
01-11-2005, 02:54 PM
yes, Tommy can join them...he just lost to Sluiter 6-4 4-6 4-6 (at one stage Tommy was 6-4 4-1 though) :smash:

Eruwen
01-11-2005, 02:56 PM
I hope Rafa's ok! :hug: Maybe he 'just' strained a muscle?

Lenka
01-11-2005, 07:40 PM
I just hope Rafa will be soon again healthy... :sad:

chocc0
01-12-2005, 06:35 AM
yep, Feli and Fer are still there

Fer plays against Minar and Feli plays against Llodra

SUERTE CHICOS!!!
Minar looks like he's pregnant
i was watching him in qualies against Jan Micheal Gambill and he lifted his shirt and had a pot belly it was gross

Carlita
01-12-2005, 08:25 AM
Minar looks like he's pregnant
i was watching him in qualies against Jan Micheal Gambill and he lifted his shirt and had a pot belly it was gross

:haha: well, unfortunately it didn't stop him from kicking Nando's butt!!!! :o

Izebel
01-12-2005, 04:47 PM
The journalists have talked with Rafa by phone says now he's is calm, and it was only a kind of lipothymia or dizziness. He is having some medical tests but luckily there's no illness or any patology to be worried.

this was on the vamosrafael site....
Don't know whether it is true or not :confused: :rolleyes:

casillas_girl
01-12-2005, 04:54 PM
If it's true and something terrible happens with Rafa, I'm gonna kill myself,
I'm shure of that!!!!
I can't imagine a life without Rafa :((