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Australian Open, January 17 - 30, 2005

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Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 03:03 AM
VAMOS DAVID!!!! :bounce:

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:03 AM
David is playing sooooooooo much better! He started the set really badly, but eversince he broke back he's been serving better, especially in the last sets :)

Björki
01-22-2005, 03:03 AM
:woohoo: David!!!!

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:04 AM
David is playing sooooooooo much better! He started the set really badly, but eversince he broke back he's been serving better, especially in the last games :)

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 03:04 AM
YES

1 set all...david in 4

OMG - us poor Europeans are going to die of exhaustion and lack of sleep - it's 4.00am here now!

Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 03:05 AM
Hope you don't think I'm being stupid - but is that Alex on your avatar? Don't think I've ever seen him play.

you're not stupid. No, it's Marcos Baghdatis after he beat Robredo last night :) . He'll be beating...I mean, playing Federer tomorrow ;)

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:07 AM
you're not stupid. No, it's Marcos Baghdatis after he beat Robredo last night :) . He'll be beating...I mean, playing Federer tomorrow ;)
I truly believe he has a chance against Roger :)
David is really playing with his head :yeah:
He just broke!!!! *1-0

Björki
01-22-2005, 03:08 AM
it is 5 am here. should get some more sleep

novanora
01-22-2005, 03:09 AM
Maybe Eduardo does the same thing ;)
4-5
HOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
you havn't fainted yet?

Björki
01-22-2005, 03:09 AM
come on David :bounce:

bad gambler
01-22-2005, 03:10 AM
OMG - us poor Europeans are going to die of exhaustion and lack of sleep - it's 4.00am here now!


:lol:
serves u guys right..now u know how i feel for 8 months of the year with all those US and european tournaments!

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:11 AM
you havn't fainted yet?
No, I'm still here!!! :)

Björki
01-22-2005, 03:11 AM
surprise now we get Williams on Tv. :(

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:11 AM
He held with an ace from the second service :)
2-0*

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 03:12 AM
you're not stupid. No, it's Marcos Baghdatis after he beat Robredo last night :) . He'll be beating...I mean, playing Federer tomorrow ;)

Thanks- he's a good looking guy :) Guess I should go to your Alex web-site one day and check Alex out for myself!

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 03:13 AM
surprise now we get Williams on Tv. :(

You know that is what we all want :angel:

novanora
01-22-2005, 03:13 AM
i just checked the stats, this should be a good match, both made many winners. i hope i can watched the repeat..

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 03:15 AM
i just checked the stats, this should be a good match, both made many winners. i hope i can watched the repeat..

We'll just get repeats of Henman - oh and the lovely WTA girls of course :devil:

Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 03:15 AM
VAMOS DAVID!! 2 Breaks would be nice :)

Björki
01-22-2005, 03:16 AM
another BP
vamos David :bounce:

Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 03:17 AM
:lol:
serves u guys right..now u know how i feel for 8 months of the year with all those US and european tournaments!

I can't count how many times that bjorkman_girl has sadi that to me :lol:

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:17 AM
Hey, did you know that Federer was watching this match? He's spying it and the camera caught him ;)
*2-1

Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 03:20 AM
Thanks- he's a good looking guy :) Guess I should go to your Alex web-site one day and check Alex out for myself!

Actually, it's not my website. I'm just letting people know it's there. His sister actually maintains it and she hasn't updated the site since 10/29. Although she did add pics in November.

As soon as I can find a 2005 pic of Alex that I can use he will be my avatar again. :D

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:20 AM
15-0 UE
30-0 ace
40-0 backhand winner
ace!!! :eek:
3-1*

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 03:22 AM
I can't count how many times that bjorkman_girl has sadi that to me :lol:

Yes - GWH says it to me too!

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:24 AM
0-15 backhand winner
15-15 good service (David's return was sooooooooo close)
30-15 good service
30-30 return winner
40-30 FE with return
40-40 UE
ad Feña UE
ace
*3-2
If David attacks him a little more, he will win this easily. Feña is frustrated and making many mistakes.
Vamos David, hold!!!

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:27 AM
15-0 UE
30-0 UE
40-0 backhand winner
good service
4-2*
David, take the chance now and break him!

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:30 AM
0-15 UE
15-15 good service
15-30 UE
15-40 UE
double fault
*5-2
David serving for set: Don't fuck this up!!!!

Björki
01-22-2005, 03:30 AM
2 BP - VAMOS

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:30 AM
Is anyone here???

Björki
01-22-2005, 03:32 AM
I am still here.
Vamos David. :bounce:

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 03:33 AM
I am still here.
Vamos David. :bounce:

So am I - just - I can hardly keep my eyes open though! Thank God it's Saturday and no work!

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:35 AM
15-0 UE
15-15 FE (David ran a marathon in here! LOL)
David is mad cause the umpire made another overrule to favour Feña...
30-15 UE
40-15 drop winner
40-30 return winner
forehand winner!!!!!!!!!
6-7 7-5 6-2 :worship:
One more!!! Please, and keep the head in the match!

Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 03:36 AM
2 BREAKS!!! 6-2!!!!

VAMOS DAVID!!! He can do it!!!

Björki
01-22-2005, 03:37 AM
David :kiss:

So it looks not bad that Rosie have to watch Coria :D

Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 03:38 AM
hang in there, Rosie!! :yeah: Rafa's match could possibly have me up till the wee hours.

i'm not saying "one more." When I say it lately it's been the kiss of death :p

Argentine girl
01-22-2005, 03:39 AM
Please win David. I want to see you beat Coria. If he didn't waste his opportunity in the first set, he can go to rest now.

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 03:40 AM
hang in there, Rosie!! :yeah: Rafa's match could possibly have me up till the wee hours.

i'm not saying "one more." When I say it lately it's been the kiss of death :p

Don't worry - I won't desert you! I have a pot of tea and a box of chocolate biscuits to keep me awake!

Argentine girl
01-22-2005, 03:41 AM
If anyone knows the webcast of the live match of Rafa, please let me know. I want to watch him so much.
Thank you in advance.

Björki
01-22-2005, 03:41 AM
2 BPs

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:42 AM
0-15 UE
15-15 backhand winner
15-30 FE
15-40 UE
30-40 UE
deuce FE
ad David UE
deuce ( a very stupid UE :rolleyes: )
ad Feña good service
bad return
*0-1

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:45 AM
15-0 UE
30-0 Ace :)
40-0 good service :)
40-15 double fault :(
forehand winner
1-1*

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 03:47 AM
If anyone knows the webcast of the live match of Rafa, please let me know. I want to watch him so much.
Thank you in advance.

Sorry - no idea- but I guess if you went to the Australian Open site that might help - http://www.australianopen.com

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:48 AM
0-15 df
15-15 FE
30-15 backhand winner
30-30 amazing return :worship:
40-30 backhand winner
volley winner
2-1*

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 03:50 AM
Thanks for the reports and stats Jazz.

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:55 AM
0-15 forehand winner
0-30 return winner :mad:
15-30 FE
30-30 good service
30-40 UE :mad:
deuce UE
ad Feña FE
deuce forehand winner
ad david good service
forehand winner
2-2*
Break him!!!

Björki
01-22-2005, 03:55 AM
yes thanks Jazz.
damn I am so tired.

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 03:57 AM
yes thanks Jazz.
damn I am so tired.

So am I :sad: How much sleep did you get before this started?

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:57 AM
15-0 forehand winner
David mad at the umpire again :rolleyes:
30-0 ace
40-0 backhand winner
bad return
*2-3
HOLD!!!!!!!!

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 03:58 AM
Do you know how many aces he's had so far?

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 04:00 AM
Do you know how many aces he's had so far?

No idea.

Björki
01-22-2005, 04:00 AM
So am I :sad: How much sleep did you get before this started?
only 3 1/2 hours.

Björki
01-22-2005, 04:01 AM
vamos david.
pls win this set.

Björki
01-22-2005, 04:02 AM
HOLD DAVID!!!!!!

novanora
01-22-2005, 04:03 AM
8 aces so far
i just finished my lunch :lick:

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:03 AM
0-15 FE
0-30 horrible UE
David focusssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!
15-30 UE
30-30 forehand winner
40-30 UE
deuce backhand winner
ad david good service
ace :)
3-3*
BREAK!!!

novanora
01-22-2005, 04:06 AM
only 3 1/2 hours.
:eek::eek::eek::eek:
:hug: hope he can finish this quickly

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 04:06 AM
Please,please PLEASE finish this match off David -I am soooo tired!

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:08 AM
15-0 forehand winner
15-15 UE
30-15 UE
30-30 UE
30-40 nice return, FE
deuce FE
Ad David DF
deuce FE
Ad David UE
UE!!!!!
*4-3!!!!!!!!!!!
HOLD!!!

novanora
01-22-2005, 04:10 AM
0-15 FE
0-30 horrible UE
David focusssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!
15-30 UE
30-30 forehand winner
40-30 UE
deuce backhand winner
ad david good service
ace :)
3-3*
BREAK!!!
good report, jazz!!!
i just check the stats, his 1st serve pencetage is lower as usual, but i think his serving today is not that crappy, as so many aces, 9 so far?

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 04:11 AM
Now all he has to do is hold his serve - easy for most players - but not for David :sad:

Björki
01-22-2005, 04:11 AM
damn 0-30 HOLD

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:12 AM
0-15 UE
0-30 UE :rolleyes: :mad:
15-30 UE
30-30 UE
40-30 UE
ACE!!! :bounce:
5-3*
BREAK HIM!!!!!!!!

Björki
01-22-2005, 04:14 AM
:woohoo: vamos David

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:15 AM
0-15 UE
15-15 forehand winner
30-15 FE
30-30 forehand winner
30-40 backhand winner
deuce FE

khyber
01-22-2005, 04:16 AM
ESPN just switched to the match. I have a slight preference for Gonzo, but David is hitting some beautiful down the line winners.

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:16 AM
ad David FE
deuce good service
ad Feña good service
deuce UE

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:18 AM
ad Feña UE
deuce UE
ad feña forehand winner
deuce forehand winner
what a match!!

khyber
01-22-2005, 04:18 AM
Gonzo looks tired. David just hit a beauty to the corner.

novanora
01-22-2005, 04:19 AM
0-15 UE
0-30 UE :rolleyes: :mad:
15-30 UE
30-30 UE
40-30 UE
ACE!!! :bounce:
5-3*
BREAK HIM!!!!!!!!
gonza made more than 60 ue so far!!!!!

khyber
01-22-2005, 04:19 AM
Gonzo aces. BTW Brad Gilbert is being very complimentary about David and his game. Said he had the second best return of serve in the game and feels is is one of the best pure ball strikers.

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:20 AM
ad David, amazing return, FE
deuce ace
ad david, amazing return winner :worship:
DF
DAVID WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BEAT CORIA NOW!!!!!!
The crowd gives him a great standing ovation!!!!
He will beat Coria, I can tell you this! All he has to do, is play like today :worship:

khyber
01-22-2005, 04:20 AM
They just said that this will be the first time Coria and Nalbandian have met not on the clay. Is this true?

novanora
01-22-2005, 04:21 AM
done it!!!!!! win!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 04:21 AM
YES :bigclap: He won - now I can go to sleep! Thanks for your company everyone - Khyber - hope you're not too disappointed - you know I'm a Gonzalez fan too. Good night/good morning everyone :wavey:

Björki
01-22-2005, 04:22 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
well done David!! :kiss:

Jazz thanks for calling the match.

Good night. :wavey:

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:22 AM
Gonzo aces. BTW Brad Gilbert is being very complimentary about David and his game. Said he had the second best return of serve in the game and feels is is one of the best pure ball strikers.
Wow, thanks a lot for telling us that! :) Who would have thought! LOL

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 04:23 AM
They just said that this will be the first time Coria and Nalbandian have met not on the clay. Is this true?

It will be the first time on hard courts yes.They've met on clay a few times and Coria always wins :devil: Good night all!

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:23 AM
They just said that this will be the first time Coria and Nalbandian have met not on the clay. Is this true?
Yeha, that's why David will beat him this time ;)

Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 04:24 AM
David's last game was on ESPN!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:

VAMOS DAVID!!!!!!! Bring on Guille!!!!!

:bounce: :bounce: :dance: :dance: :aparty: :aparty:

Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 04:25 AM
Good Night, Rosie :hug:

khyber
01-22-2005, 04:26 AM
YES :bigclap: He won - now I can go to sleep! Thanks for your company everyone - Khyber - hope you're not too disappointed - you know I'm a Gonzalez fan too. Good night/good morning everyone :wavey:
No Rosie, its okay, :wavey: I like David's game as well. I actually have bet on him as a potential winner of the Open. It's just that Gonzo's style of play always puts a big smile on my face. :angel:

sigmagirl91
01-22-2005, 04:27 AM
David, I'm glad you won. Now, go and beat coria.

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:28 AM
I'm so happy now that I cannot sleep! LOL!!!!
Good night everyone! :hug:

sigmagirl91
01-22-2005, 04:28 AM
Holla!!!! Sweet dreams.

Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 04:30 AM
Goodnight Jazz! I can guess that there will be many of David's fans here sleeping till afternoon ;)

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:32 AM
David, I'm glad you won. Now, go and beat coria.
Ditto :yeah:

Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 04:32 AM
It's just that Gonzo's style of play always puts a big smile on my face. :angel:

you and me both :D. But against David? No contest for me. David every time.

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:34 AM
Goodnight Jazz! I can guess that there will be many of David's fans here sleeping till afternoon ;)
Please, this is early. Only 2:30 am, I've been sleeping at 5am in the last matches ;)

khyber
01-22-2005, 04:34 AM
you and me both :D. But against David? No contest for me. David every time.
Yes, but what if Marcos and David play? :)

bianco
01-22-2005, 04:38 AM
Congrats David! Now you're the only reason I keep on watching AO. So beat Coria, pleeeeaaaase... :worship: :worship:

sigmagirl91
01-22-2005, 04:53 AM
Yes, but what if Marcos and David play? :)

That would be quite interesting, to say the very least. This matchup, however, won't happen until the final.

Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 04:53 AM
Yes, but what if Marcos and David play? :)

:eek: :banghead: I don't know yet. Have to see when we get there. Whoever Alex plays is no contest but everyone else is not that easy :sad:

sigmagirl91
01-22-2005, 04:54 AM
Congrats David! Now you're the only reason I keep on watching AO. So beat Coria, pleeeeaaaase... :worship: :worship:

Let's hope he can.

Tricky_Forehand
01-22-2005, 04:56 AM
That would be quite interesting, to say the very least. This matchup, however, won't happen until the final.

I think I'm pretty close to knowing who I want for a 1st choice and 2nd choice Final but i have an uncanny ability to curse it by speaking up to early :p

novanora
01-22-2005, 07:27 AM
stats

http://www.tennis.com.cn/bbs/uploadFiles/2005-01/22_584469_1.jpg

10 aces, David :hug:
65 UE from Gonzalez :eek:

Clara Bow
01-22-2005, 08:13 AM
I only got to see a smide of the match (from my Tivoed ESPN Coverage) but I like what I saw. And one thing that I thought was really neat is that Brad Gilbert- who is commentating for ESPN and can be a pill- seems to have a LOT of respect for David. He kept talking about how David never gives up, and it was actually pretty nice.

bovenbuuf
01-22-2005, 09:07 AM
Good to see he won. really hope he can beat Coria now.

Choupi
01-22-2005, 10:23 AM
I'd like to congratulate David for his win.. :D and let me tell you that for his next match, my fingers will be even more crossed than ever before... :devil:

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 10:57 AM
Thanks for your congratulations everyone :) I tried to sleep for 5 hours but it didn't work so well (think I was too over-tired and excited!) so I got up and watched Hewitt/Chela. Now I feel like total s***!

Björki
01-22-2005, 11:01 AM
Argentine trio make history at Australian Open

Sat Jan 22, 2005 07:52 AM GMT

By Simon Cambers

MELBOURNE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Guillermo Coria, David Nalbandian and Guillermo Canas made history on Saturday when they ensured three Argentines reached the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time in its 100-year history.

Sixth seed Coria will meet number nine David Nalbandian in the last 16, while Canas will take on Russian Nikolay Davydenko, a surprise winner over seventh seed Tim Henman.

With the trio all seeded in the top 12 at Melbourne Park, Coria said it should come as no surprise that they have reached the fourth round.

"It's the attitude with Argentine players," Coria said after his 6-3 6-2 6-1 win over a struggling Juan Carlos Ferrero.

"They are all very young and motivated and looking forward to making history in their own country."

Coria, who had shoulder surgery last August, appeared to be back to his best against Ferrero, taking advantage of the out-of-form Spaniard.

Former French Open champion Ferrero is still batting for full fitness himself after a succession of injury and illness problems in 2004.

"Today I felt excellent," Coria said.

"It was a difficult match and I had to be very focused. I made the most of the moments where I could break his service, and I really made the most of the moments where I could win. I feel very confident about the next match."

Nalbandian proved too consistent for Chilean Fernando Gonzalez, the Olympic doubles champion, as he won 6-7 7-5 6-2 6-3.

The former Wimbledon runner-up has reached the quarter-finals here in each of the past two years.

However, having never beaten Coria dating back to their years on the junior circuit, Nalbandian will have his work cut out when the players meet on Monday.

"Every time we play is different," Nalbandian said.

"I have known him for a long time, we played juniors together and won the junior doubles at Wimbledon in 1999, so we know each other's game very well."

Canas crushed Czech Radek Stepanek 6-1 6-2 6-2 to reach the fourth round for the second consecutive year.

Argentina could yet have four men in the last 16 as Juan Ignacio Chela, the 25th seed, takes on former world number one Lleyton Hewitt in the third round later on Saturday.

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 11:16 AM
quotes:
"La seguridad y la tranquilidad no las perdí nunca. Sabía que el juega con muy pocos tiros, el saque y la derecha muy fuerte, y que a la larga no iba a aguantar el ritmo y, de hecho, no lo aguantó"
"I never lost the security and ease. I knew he plays with very little shots, the serve and a very strong drive, and that in the long way he was not gonna be able to keep up the rythm, and in fact, he wasn't"
"será un partido más, pero duro”
About Coria: "It will be one more match , but tough"
“Es un octavo de final de un Grand Slam y los dos vamos a salir con las mismas ganas de ganar. Si bien es distinto jugar con alguien al que se conoce más que a otros jugadores, las ventajas y desventajas son exactamente las mismas para ambos"
"It's a fourth round of a Grand Slam and both of us will be wanting to win. It's different to play with someone who you know better than the rest, but the advantages and disadvantages are exactly the same for both of us"

niko
01-22-2005, 11:51 AM
My Boy David must've read my critique, just kidding!

niko
01-22-2005, 11:54 AM
I'm pretty sure David is going to destroy Coria for previous losses. Be back Sunday. Good luck David!!!

lsy
01-22-2005, 12:27 PM
Well done! Stats looks promising...still didn't get to watch his match :fiery:

I'm very much looking forward to this match vs Coria, hopefully they will show it.

sigmagirl91
01-22-2005, 01:11 PM
I hope they do too, lsy.

lsy
01-22-2005, 01:22 PM
I hope they do too, lsy.

You also haven't got to watch any of his match at all? I'm waiting for the replay now maybe they will show at least some highlights

It's going to be a tough match vs Coria. I saw him vs Andy in Houston, for a set he was pretty good.

sigmagirl91
01-22-2005, 01:24 PM
You also haven't got to watch any of his match at all? I'm waiting for the replay now maybe they will show at least some highlights

It's going to be a tough match vs Coria. I saw him vs Andy in Houston, for a set he was pretty good.


Not Coria's. I did get to see the last game of his match with Gonzo, and highlights of his match with Ferrer.

lsy
01-22-2005, 01:32 PM
Not Coria's. I did get to see the last game of his match with Gonzo, and highlights of his match with Ferrer.

hey do you gals still chat on msn during his matches? I want to be there during Coria's match if they don't show it on tv :fiery:

sigmagirl91
01-22-2005, 01:40 PM
hey do you gals still chat on msn during his matches? I want to be there during Coria's match if they don't show it on tv :fiery:

Gotta get this timing thing down. Which reminds me, we haven't chatted on msn for quite awhile.

lsy
01-22-2005, 01:45 PM
Gotta get this timing thing down. Which reminds me, we haven't chatted on msn for quite awhile.

yeah we haven't. Most of those times when David played, I was at work...I miss all your swearing :lol:

willie
01-22-2005, 02:12 PM
davids match was great but i think his route is over here in australia this year.

crigazzio
01-22-2005, 02:40 PM
I´m so glad, even when i saw the match this morning, was great to see him!!!!!!
:worship: The King is Back!!!!!!! :worship:

sophia_c
01-22-2005, 03:35 PM
Well we have to hope he playes his best...if he does then he can beat Coria...but he also has to forget he is playing Coria and I am not sure David's mental power is all that great right now. I so want him to win...it could do so much for his confidence....so heres to our guy....A BIG C'MON...just like Hewitt.... :toothy: :toothy:

:worship: :worship: :worship: Vamos David : :worship: :worship: :worship:

David, you can :smash: Coria!!

sophia_c
01-22-2005, 03:37 PM
Sorry guys...just got carried away with the graphics.... :D :D

crigazzio
01-22-2005, 03:47 PM
LOL!!Sophia, if he keeps his focus in the match he can beat Coria, , is real i have this awfull bad feeling, but he´s the KING DAVID, he can take cares of Coria, maybe he falls down in a couple of game, but i guess he knows that he can trash Coria for sure!!!!

VAMOS DAVID!!!!

Denaon
01-22-2005, 04:01 PM
I believe this time will be David's win. He's lost to Coria only on clay surface, David's more confident here and has lot more experience on faster surfaces.
I hope he'll do it. Coria I like too, he's argentinian as me, but I way prefer the King.

crigazzio
01-22-2005, 04:07 PM
Denaon, I hope that he´ll do it without to much stress for us, the king always makes us to see the match like if we will die in any minute, but I know, that in this surfaces David has more chances to beat Coria......
Do it KING!!!!

And welcome here, i never saw you before!!!

justClaudia
01-22-2005, 04:10 PM
Ceci..you're soo right!
The king is back!!!

Let's hope our king can trash Coria now...hard but very possible!!

Vamos David!!

Denaon
01-22-2005, 04:38 PM
Denaon, I hope that he´ll do it without to much stress for us, the king always makes us to see the match like if we will die in any minute, but I know, that in this surfaces David has more chances to beat Coria......
Do it KING!!!!

And welcome here, i never saw you before!!!
Thx for the welcome, I've posted very little here, so I'm kinda new!

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 04:40 PM
Sophia - I just love your signature :haha: You may get the odd BadRep from a Coria troll :devil: - but it will be worth it!!

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 04:48 PM
Thx for the welcome, I've posted very little here, so I'm kinda new!
Yes, welcome here :wavey:
I think you're right, it's David's time now. He's been improving ever since the tournament started and I think he can make it. He's had some tough matches and never gave up, he continue fighting. Coria hasn't had much of a challenge yet, except for Mello. So we'll see how everything goes.
I am watching Hewitt's match right now, and I honestly think that David can beat him now :) No one seems that unbeatable in this tournament, not even Federer. So, Vamos David!!!

crigazzio
01-22-2005, 04:50 PM
Is tru Clau, Hard but totally posible!!!!

crigazzio
01-22-2005, 04:52 PM
Thx for the welcome, I've posted very little here, so I'm kinda new!

You´re welcome!!1Is nice to see you here.... :wavey:

sigmagirl91
01-22-2005, 05:08 PM
yeah we haven't. Most of those times when David played, I was at work...I miss all your swearing :lol:

You do? Remind me to pick up where I left off when we all do get back on msn.

sigmagirl91
01-22-2005, 05:09 PM
davids match was great but i think his route is over here in australia this year.

In the semis, that is? In that case, that would be great. It would be one round further than he made last year, which means more points.

*Ljubica*
01-22-2005, 05:44 PM
Thx for the welcome, I've posted very little here, so I'm kinda new!

:wavey: Welcome from me too.

Raquel
01-22-2005, 06:13 PM
Bit late with this but congrats David. I honestly thought after a set and break down it could slip away quickly but he really fought back well. The 3rd and 4th sets looks pretty comfortable. Great win :D

Now it's the big one. Nothing to lose David, just go for it. I *really* need to see this match! Maybe with no Tim around now we might. Vamos David :)

-wokkel-
01-22-2005, 08:24 PM
Well done David! Good luck against Guille.. :D

sophia_c
01-22-2005, 08:37 PM
Hey Rose :bigwave: Well I could walk around with my mouth :tape: ed up...but I am a firm believer in freedom of speech...and do you really think I care about a Coria backlash....I don't think so..... :lol: :lol: :lol: ...... the focus here is that "King David" wins.

:worship: :worship: Vamos David :worship: :worship:

David will :smash: Coria !!!

sigmagirl91
01-22-2005, 08:38 PM
Hey Rose :bigwave: Well I could walk around with my mouth :tape: ed up...but I am a firm believer in freedom of speech...and do you really think I care about a Coria backlash....I don't think so..... :lol: :lol: :lol: ...... the focus here is that "King David" wins.

:worship: :worship: Vamos David :worship: :worship:

David will :smash: Coria !!!

I've always believed in freedom of speech. Just look at my sig.

sophia_c
01-22-2005, 08:58 PM
Sigma...you are too funny..... :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:


By the way.....What do the Bitch Parade do???? Please fill me in.....I want to join...now.

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 08:59 PM
Hey guys, I just discovered something else: david and Coria have never played against the other in a Grand Slam, meaning all they ever played was best out of 3. And I think David has the advantage there, if he makes Coria run a lot, he'll find a way to cramp his way through the match :)

Fedex
01-22-2005, 09:01 PM
Congrats David on a win vs a very tough opponent in Gonzalez. He seems to be playing well, I just hope he can keep it up, and I also hope ESPN might just show one of his matches. :) :) Just maybe.

Fedex
01-22-2005, 09:02 PM
Hey guys, I just discovered something else: david and Coria have never played against the other in a Grand Slam, meaning all they ever played was best out of 3. And I think David has the advantage there, if he makes Coria run a lot, he'll find a way to cramp his way through the match :)
I am really not worried. Let Coria whine and bitch, and use antics as much as he wants. David will still win, despite all of this. :)

sophia_c
01-22-2005, 09:03 PM
Well if thats the case...I hope Coria doesn't annoy David if he has a fake illness or injury...remember RG 2004....we don't want a repeat of that.....but Jazz that is such an interesting fact.....

:worship: :worship: Vamos David :worship: :worship:

David will :smash: Coria!!!!!!

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 09:05 PM
I hope you're right! I'm so anxious already, and I still have to wait one more day for this.
I really liked how David played against Gonzalez. He was really down after Feña won the first set 6-7 and then broke him to be 0-3 that I thought it was gone, but slowly he was back and in charge of everything. His forehand worked well, his backhand was as good as usual, and his return was amazing! If he maintains his level, he can kick Coria's ass here. But the more important aspect here is his head. He needs to stay focus from the beginning to the end!

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 09:07 PM
Well if thats the case...I hope Coria doesn't annoy David if he has a fake illness or injury...remember RG 2004....we don't want a repeat of that.....but Jazz that is such an interesting fact.....

:worship: :worship: Vamos David :worship: :worship:

David will :smash: Coria!!!!!!
Well, Feña asked for medical attention a few times (his foot bandage bothered him) and David didn't seem to care at all...

novanora
01-22-2005, 09:07 PM
Well done! Stats looks promising...still didn't get to watch his match :fiery:

I'm very much looking forward to this match vs Coria, hopefully they will show it.
hi, corinna :bigwave: they only show those two crappy sets of his first match, that you also watched it :rolleyes: :o
but i believe starsports will show this match vs coria on monday, yeah! i will spare my day and stick to my tv :woohoo:

you Argentines call him KING??? :haha::haha: to be frank, i don't like this calling :p just as i don't like people call Roger "the God"

novanora
01-22-2005, 09:09 PM
Well, Feña asked for medical attention a few times (his foot bandage bothered him) and David didn't seem to care at all...
then his killer instinct waked, good...

Fedex
01-22-2005, 09:11 PM
I hope you're right! I'm so anxious already, and I still have to wait one more day for this.
I really liked how David played against Gonzalez. He was really down after Feña won the first set 6-7 and then broke him to be 0-3 that I thought it was gone, but slowly he was back and in charge of everything. His forehand worked well, his backhand was as good as usual, and his return was amazing! If he maintains his level, he can kick Coria's ass here. But the more important aspect here is his head. He needs to stay focus from the beginning to the end!
Yes that is all true, and I hope GWH can give us a report on this match, as I am sure ESPN wont be giving us any coverage of this match.

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 09:11 PM
hi, corinna :bigwave: they only show those two crappy sets of his first match, that you also watched it :rolleyes: :o
but i believe starsports will show this match vs coria on monday, yeah! i will spare my day and stick to my tv :woohoo:

you Argentines call him KING??? :haha::haha: to be frank, i don't like this calling :p just as i don't like people call Roger "the God"
Yeah, that's the nickname the press give him somtimes...Also Nalba, Nalby, Mula, Hilacha, Rubio, Cordobes...Whatever you wanna call him, he'll win! :bounce:

novanora
01-22-2005, 09:17 PM
Yeah, that's the nickname the press give him somtimes...Also Nalba, Nalby, Mula, Hilacha, Rubio, Cordobes...Whatever you wanna call him, he'll win! :bounce:
because of what?? i remember a film named King David, maybe it's a reason?
coz he doesn't look like a King, at least to me :haha: he is too funny, how can a King be so funny?? :haha::hug:

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 09:18 PM
Last night they called him the "Wimbledon Prince" LOL!

novanora
01-22-2005, 09:21 PM
Last night they called him the "Wimbledon Prince" LOL!
:eek: :eek: :scared: then how about Hewitt? :lol:
sigh.....press always has the bad taste to nicks......

Fedex
01-22-2005, 09:22 PM
Last night they called him the "Wimbledon Prince" LOL!
Who did they call that? David?

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 09:24 PM
Who did they call that? David?
LOL! Yeah.
I think they get bored and try to find new nicknames. They also said that he's one of the coldest and more intelligent players out there.

novanora
01-22-2005, 09:29 PM
LOL! Yeah.
I think they get bored and try to find new nicknames. They also said that he's one of the coldest and more intelligent players out there.
i more prefer this comment, he is smart, but not cold to us :lol:

novanora
01-22-2005, 09:33 PM
Who did they call that? David?
then Roger is Wimbledon King :rolleyes:
And Sampras is Wimbledon Pharoe :o
sooo....bla bla

Fedex
01-22-2005, 09:47 PM
then Roger is Wimbledon King :rolleyes:
And Sampras is Wimbledon Pharoe :o
sooo....bla bla
Well David is a former Wimbledon finalist, and plays well on grass, but I'm not so sure about him being a 'Wimbledon Prince'.
Lol, Roger is a Wimbledon King. :) ;)

novanora
01-22-2005, 09:52 PM
Well David is a former Wimbledon finalist, and plays well on grass, but I'm not so sure about him being a 'Wimbledon Prince'.
Lol, Roger is a Wimbledon King. :) ;)
I am fan of both David and Roger, but personally i don't like people worship them so much as Prince, King, God, Jesus.........so on :p ;)

I prefer Hilacha :devil: :haha:, and what is Mula? sounds not a bad one either :lol:

Fedex
01-22-2005, 10:01 PM
I am fan of both David and Roger, but personally i don't like people worship them so much as Prince, King, God, Jesus.........so on :p ;)

I prefer Hilacha :devil: :haha:, and what is Mula? sounds not a bad one either :lol:
Fair enough.

jazz_girl
01-22-2005, 10:10 PM
I think the translation for Mula is Mule, but I have to check that.
I didn't hear it myself, but apparently Coria confirmed that he and David will be playing doubles together in Marsailles and Rotterdam.

TennisLurker
01-23-2005, 12:11 AM
They call him King because of King David, sometimes when he has to play some huge guy like Max or Safin the press makes david and goliath jokes.

Jennay
01-23-2005, 12:33 AM
David :yeah: I got worried when he lost that first set, but was very happy that he came back :D Good luck against Coria!

*Ljubica*
01-23-2005, 10:42 AM
There is no way I am missing this match -it will be the first time Eurosport have shown David live for a whole match! I have just phoned my Boss and grovelled for the day off- said I'll work next Saturday instead. Vamos David!

Action Jackson
01-23-2005, 11:04 AM
I will have reports of David's matches against Ventura and Gonzo very soon.

*Ljubica*
01-23-2005, 11:30 AM
I will have reports of David's matches against Ventura and Gonzo very soon.

GWH - we missed you so much - see the comments in Gaston's Forum. Look forward to reading your reports when you have the chance - but as long as you're happy and OK that's all that matters :kiss: Missed you!

Action Jackson
01-23-2005, 11:40 AM
Hey I'm trying to make friends.

I would have tolerated you, but you used Agassi an example for someone who is known for fighting hard in all of his matches as someone to look up to in this regard, so when you make comments like that I can only laugh.

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 12:05 PM
I will have reports of David's matches against Ventura and Gonzo very soon.
Thanks a lot!
Hey, I just checked the schudule and David will be playing the last match in the main court :eek: not even Roddick is playing in that court this time :)
Vamos David!!!

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 12:22 PM
Really? Drats.

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 12:36 PM
Yeah!!! :)
I think it will start around 5am here, so instead of staying up late, I'll be waking up early :)
Vamos david!!!! Please win!!!

*Ljubica*
01-23-2005, 12:45 PM
Thanks a lot!
Hey, I just checked the schudule and David will be playing the last match in the main court :eek: not even Roddick is playing in that court this time :)
Vamos David!!!

One thing I like about the Aussie schedulers is they are scrupulously fair. I kind of expected Hewitt to have the night match - but they do try and give everyone at least one night match before it gets to the quarter finals and beyond. It will be about 10.00am in the morning here - but - never fear - I've just spoekn to Kevin (my Boss) and agreed to work next Saturday if I can have tomorrow off :bounce: No way am I missing this - especially with live coverage on Eurosport for a change!

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 12:46 PM
That's great Rosie!!!
Let's hope it's a great match with the right result :)

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 12:50 PM
Yes, let's hope.

Björki
01-23-2005, 01:08 PM
I cant watch Davids match :(
my work starts 12 am next week :( :(

*Ljubica*
01-23-2005, 01:13 PM
I cant watch Davids match :(
my work starts 12 am next week :( :(

Bur won't you get to see the end? There's a womens' match on first so I doubt David will start til about 11.00am your time. If you start at 12 - what time do you finish?

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 01:22 PM
I don't know how accuarate this is, but according to the Chilean press David has been fined with $500 and Cañas with $1000 for recieving tips from their coaches during their matches :confused:
And Chela with $2000 for the spit...

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 01:35 PM
I don't know how accuarate this is, but according to the Chilean press David has been fined with $500 and Cañas with $1000 for recieving tips from their coaches during their matches :confused:
And Chela with $2000 for the spit...

OK. :confused:

*Ljubica*
01-23-2005, 01:43 PM
I don't know how accuarate this is, but according to the Chilean press David has been fined with $500 and Cañas with $1000 for recieving tips from their coaches during their matches :confused:
And Chela with $2000 for the spit...

I've read about the Chela thing - that's all over the news here - but it's the first I've heard about David though! :confused:

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 01:45 PM
I've seen his matches and I have never seen him do that! And it doesn't sound like something he would do...And just a fine of $500? Maybe he did say something to him...But I don't know, if the Argentine press confirms it I'll let you know.

willie
01-23-2005, 01:49 PM
that is all crap of the chilean press becuase we still have players in the draw and they dont, so they invent that.

marcelo rios was the most disgusting tennis player with his actitudes he should have a fine to take him all his prize money in tennis.

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 01:52 PM
that is all crap of the chilean press becuase we still have players in the draw and they dont, so they invent that.

marcelo rios was the most disgusting tennis player with his actitudes he should have a fine to take him all his prize money in tennis.

Calm down, sweetie, it's nothing...really, it isn't.

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 01:53 PM
I've read about the Chela thing - that's all over the news here - but it's the first I've heard about David though! :confused:

Chela should've been fined for that. It's only fair.

*Ljubica*
01-23-2005, 01:57 PM
Chela should've been fined for that. It's only fair.

Yes - I agree - he should have. Hewitt acted like his usual belligerent, aggresive self - but there was still no excuse for what Chela did, although he was "man" enough to apologise for it to Hewit''s face as soon as the match was over. And I guess Eduardo maybe did say something to David - all coaches do - I see them at live matches all the time - it's just whether anyone else sees them or not!! It probably wasn't that serious though - $500 is peanuts to these guys!

Fedex
01-23-2005, 01:59 PM
I will have reports of David's matches against Ventura and Gonzo very soon.
Thanks, GWH. We will be eagerly awaiting them.

Fedex
01-23-2005, 02:00 PM
Chela should've been fined for that. It's only fair.
I agree. That showed a total lack of class on his part.

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 02:20 PM
that is all crap of the chilean press becuase we still have players in the draw and they dont, so they invent that.

marcelo rios was the most disgusting tennis player with his actitudes he should have a fine to take him all his prize money in tennis.
Now it's in the Spanish press as well...

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 02:22 PM
Yes - I agree - he should have. Hewitt acted like his usual belligerent, aggresive self - but there was still no excuse for what Chela did, although he was "man" enough to apologise for it to Hewit''s face as soon as the match was over. And I guess Eduardo maybe did say something to David - all coaches do - I see them at live matches all the time - it's just whether anyone else sees them or not!! It probably wasn't that serious though - $500 is peanuts to these guys!

Yeah, it is...besides, I don't think David blinked at that amount.

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 02:23 PM
Now it's in the Spanish press as well...

Is it in the Australian press? Since the tournament's local, you'd think the press there would have gotten wind of it eventually.

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 02:25 PM
I haven't found anything there yet...

novanora
01-23-2005, 02:26 PM
I don't know how accuarate this is, but according to the Chilean press David has been fined with $500 and Cañas with $1000 for recieving tips from their coaches during their matches :confused:
:eek: :eek: :eek: i never heard of this kind of thing!!!! why Willy wanted to get tips??? he wins easily these days :confused:

And Chela with $2000 for the spit...
poor Chela...his spitting actions are broadcasted here again and again and again in every resting moments. Doesn't Starsports haven't any good tennis to replace that? :rolleyes: I know Chela shouldn't spit, but really i didn't watch him spit to Hewitt. I mean he did spit, but didn't spit to Hewitt, just a place close to him, or am I wrong :confused: terrible press........

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 02:28 PM
I haven't found anything there yet...

If David and Willy did get fined, then the press there is a little slow on the uptake, don't you think?

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 02:28 PM
I haven't seen it actually...They cut that part in Latin America :eek:

Fedex
01-23-2005, 02:28 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek: i never heard of this kind of thing!!!! why Willy wanted to get tips??? he wins easily these days :confused:


I've nver heard of a fine like this, but its no big deal really.

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 02:30 PM
I haven't seen it actually...They cut that part in Latin America :eek:

They cut it? :confused:

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 02:34 PM
Yeah, because they were showing two matches at the same time, and when that happen they were showing Nadal's match, so I couldn't see it.
The newspapers mention the incident, but no images were shown, so I can't say anything about it. Chela did say that he didn't mean to spit him, but I don't know.
Even though I hate Hewitt's behaviour on court, I can't be on Chela's side on this one. Although Coria did say something interesting to the press here: "Everyone hates Hewitt".

Fedex
01-23-2005, 02:38 PM
Yeah, because they were showing two matches at the same time, and when that happen they were showing Nadal's match, so I couldn't see it.
The newspapers mention the incident, but no images were shown, so I can't say anything about it. Chela did say that he didn't mean to spit him, but I don't know.
Even though I hate Hewitt's behaviour on court, I can't be on Chela's side on this one. Although Coria did say something interesting to the press here: "Everyone hates Hewitt".
I'm not sure there how much I believe that Chela didnt spit at Hewitt. Hewitt's 'C'mon's" etc obviously annoyed the hell out of him, but that doesn't excuse him.

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 02:38 PM
Yeah, because they were showing two matches at the same time, and when that happen they were showing Nadal's match, so I couldn't see it.
The newspapers mention the incident, but no images were shown, so I can't say anything about it. Chela did say that he didn't mean to spit him, but I don't know.
Even though I hate Hewitt's behaviour on court, I can't be on Chela's side on this one. Although Coria did say something interesting to the press here: "Everyone hates Hewitt".

I did see a brief image on ESPN here, and it was on MSN yesterday. And Coria is one to talk. Whateva, man. Good assessment, but it's coming from the wrong person.

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 02:40 PM
Ok, I just check the Australian press and he did was fine, but for raquet abuse. And I saw that one, he deserved it :o
But Cañas was fined for coaching and actions of coaches :confused:
Here's the article:
http://www.theage.com.au/news/Tennis/Just-forget-about-it-mate/2005/01/23/1106415457148.html?oneclick=true

novanora
01-23-2005, 02:42 PM
Yeah, because they were showing two matches at the same time, and when that happen they were showing Nadal's match, so I couldn't see it.
The newspapers mention the incident, but no images were shown, so I can't say anything about it. Chela did say that he didn't mean to spit him, but I don't know.
Even though I hate Hewitt's behaviour on court, I can't be on Chela's side on this one. Although Coria did say something interesting to the press here: "Everyone hates Hewitt".
i saw it, Chela did spit, but didn't to hewitt :confused: to my understanding, he just passed by Hewitt's seat, and spit to a place close to him :confused: so i don't exclude the possiblity that the press overdraw this thing. That match is really boring, so i got some sleeping at 4th set.......
I don't care Hewitt's "come on", but he shouldn't do that when his opponent does a UE, that behavior likes teasing sb....even James Blake complained about that.

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 02:43 PM
LOL! I really liked what Blake did! :haha:

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 02:46 PM
Ok, I just check the Australian press and he did was fine, but for raquet abuse. And I saw that one, he deserved it :o
But Cañas was fined for coaching and actions of coaches :confused:
Here's the article:
http://www.theage.com.au/news/Tennis/Just-forget-about-it-mate/2005/01/23/1106415457148.html?oneclick=true

Racquet abuse? That's not unusual. I think he wants Marat's old record. :o

novanora
01-23-2005, 02:46 PM
Ok, I just check the Australian press and he did was fine, but for raquet abuse. And I saw that one, he deserved it :o
But Cañas was fined for coaching and actions of coaches :confused:
Here's the article:
http://www.theage.com.au/news/Tennis/Just-forget-about-it-mate/2005/01/23/1106415457148.html?oneclick=true
LOL, it call me to register first.

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 02:48 PM
LOL, it call me to register first.

Me too. I don't have a password-not that I want one.

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 02:49 PM
Racquet abuse? That's not unusual. I think he wants Marat's old record. :o
Actually, I thought he was fined for audible obsnity, after insulting him for making 3 (ridiculous!) overrules...

novanora
01-23-2005, 02:49 PM
LOL! I really liked what Blake did! :haha:
yeah, Blake told that Hewitt showed his ass to him when he did a UE :o :p

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 02:50 PM
Actually, I thought he was fined for audible obsnity, after insulting him for making 3 (ridiculous!) overrules...

Audible obscenity? Again, nothing unusual. He's trying to be McEnroe. :o

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 02:50 PM
Me too. I don't have a password-not that I want one.
LOL! Now is asking me one too :confused: I just read the whole thing without one!
Well, whatever!

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 02:52 PM
Audible obscenity? Again, nothing unusual. He's trying to be McEnroe. :o
He didn't get a warning for that. Neither Feña when he smashed the raquet a few times and hit a ball really hard...I don't know from where this raquet abuse is...Maybe against Ferrer...

novanora
01-23-2005, 02:54 PM
Me too. I don't have a password-not that I want one.
i got it


TAKING OFFENCE

Players who have been fined at this Australian Open

MEN
Julien Varlet (Fra): audible obscenity, $US250 ($A325)
Novak Djokovic (Scg): racquet/equipment abuse, $US250
Todd Reid (Aus): racquet/equipment abuse, $US500 ($A650)
Irakli Labadze (Geo): audible obscenity, $US1000 ($A1300)
David Nalbandian (Arg): racquet/equipment abuse, $US500
Flavio Saretta (Bra): verbal abuse, $US1500 ($A1950)
Igor Andreev (Rus): coaching and actions of coaches, $US1000
Guillermo Canas (Arg): coaching and actions of coaches, $US1000
Pavel Vizner (Cze): racquet/equipment abuse, $US500
Juan Ignacio Chela (Arg): unsportsmanlike conduct, $US2000 ($A2600)
* Cecil Mamiit (US) successfully appealed $250 fine for audible obscenity.

WOMEN
Maret Ani (Est): coaching and actions of coaches, $US250
Aniko Kapros (Hun): racquet/equipment abuse, $US500
Magui Serna (Esp): audible obscenity, $US1000
Nadia Petrova (Rus): coaching and actions of coaches, $US1000
Karolina Sprem (Cro): coaching and actions of coaches, $US1000
* Zuzana Kucova (Svk) successfully appealed $250 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct.

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 02:54 PM
Check this article and see the pics: http://www.smh.com.au/news/Tennis/Open-warfare-for-combative-Hewitt/2005/01/23/1106415461941.html?oneclick=true
Blake :worship:
They also say that Hewitt will likely face Coria or David who are "both more at home on red dirt than green rubber" :rolleyes:

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 02:54 PM
He didn't get a warning for that. Neither Feña when he smashed the raquet a few times and hit a ball really hard...I don't know from where this raquet abuse is...Maybe against Ferrer...

Yes...against Ferrer. Did you see how he bent that frame after he lost the third set? He smashed it good....

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 02:55 PM
Check this article and see the pics: http://www.smh.com.au/news/Tennis/Open-warfare-for-combative-Hewitt/2005/01/23/1106415461941.html?oneclick=true
Blake :worship:
They also say that Hewitt will likely face Coria or David who are "both more at home on red dirt than green rubber" :rolleyes:

Have to register. Damn it. Are they calling our David a clay-court specialist again? :angel:

novanora
01-23-2005, 02:56 PM
Then Hewitt should be fined for all-players & spectators' ears abuse

*Ljubica*
01-23-2005, 02:57 PM
I did see the Chela incident - Eurosport repeated it over and over again - quite put me off my breakfast actually!! Chela hit a shot - it was a mis-hit - it hit the net and bounced out - it was an error pure and simple. But it gave Hewitt a break point at an important stage of the 4th set, so he started doing his usual "Come Ons" which were totally unnecessary then in my opinion - if you've hit the best winner ever -then fine - but not because of an unforced error. Anyway - Chela looked really angry :devil: and Hewitt broke his serve to win that game. As they walked back to the chair at change of ends, the cameras clearly caught Hewitt saying "f****g a**hole" in Chela's direction (yes - I can lipread!) - that's when Chela spat. It was in Hewitt's direction and was clearly intended as an insult but it didn't hit Hewitt. As I said before, I don't condone spitting and bad manners whoever does it - and Chela deserved his fine - but he was provoked, no doubt about it. Off court, Lleyton always seems quite polite and mild-mannered - but on court he is a little devil :devil:

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 02:57 PM
Then Hewitt should be fined for all-players & spectators' ears abuse

Wonder how much that fine will come up to in USD?

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 02:57 PM
Ok, I'm still in. Here's the article:
Open warfare for combative Hewitt
Lleyton Hewitt has long been the berserk warrior of tennis. His mission is not merely to beat his opponent but to conquer him. To take him out if he has to. So it is no coincidence that Hewitt, his advisers and propagandists have turned this Australian Open into a war zone both on and off the court and created the type of combative environment in which the local hope thrives.

As Hewitt's verbal barrages and self-indulgent theatrics get under their skin, his opponents sometimes react outrageously. And there have been bitter confrontations, too, with the tournament organisers about the speed of the court and between Hewitt's coach, Roger Rasheed, and the petulant Argentinian Juan Ignacio Chela and his coach in the locker-room.

This has been the collateral damage as Hewitt has stormed into today's fourth-round clash with Spaniard Rafael Nadal, a match in which the Australian may well have to fight tooth and nail to win - and no doubt will. The question is whether, having attached his bayonet, Hewitt is going too far over the top as the pressure builds to capture the title he craves more than any other.

Before the tournament, Hewitt seemed as relaxed as he had ever been after an ideal summer build-up. However, at times of high stress, it is human nature to revert to familiar patterns of behaviour. For Hewitt, that means extracting every ounce of effort from his more muscular body - no matter what that takes and no matter who gets hurt.

In recent years, perhaps after accepting the advice of confidants such as John Newcombe and Pat Rafter, Hewitt has curbed his on-court antics and directed his histrionics at himself, his entourage or his personal cheer squad, the Fanatics. But in successive matches against the mild-mannered James Blake and the more confrontational Chela, there have been glimpses of the outbursts that caused so much anxiety in the early stages of Hewitt's career, when he would eyeball opponents and umpires when screaming his trademark exhortations.

Against Blake, Hewitt turned to his supporters rather than acknowledge his opponent who was applauding Hewitt's great shot. Against Chela he celebrated in predictably belligerent style after the Argentinian's forehand clipped the net-cord and floated out, setting up break points for the Australian. In both cases Hewitt did not breach the game's laws, only its spirit - or what its spirit used to be. But he is clearly irritating his opponents.

Blake's unexpected response was to whack a winner, then mock Hewitt's second-hand Swedish Vicht gesture where he points his hand at his head. Chela's comeback was far more offensive. First he aimed a serve at Hewitt, then he spat in his direction, a vile act that deserved more than the $US2000 ($2600) fine Chela was given. But it was an act of surrender, not only giving Hewitt the upper hand on the court but taking him to a previously unknown location - the moral high ground.

Indeed, so abject was Chela's behaviour that it incited Hewitt's burly coach Rasheed to storm the locker room and demand satisfaction from Chela's coach while Hewitt delivered a lecture on sportsmanship in his press conference. This after commentator Jim Courier had made the strange assertion that it was all right for Hewitt to celebrate his opponents' mistakes, but not for the crowd.

So, perhaps for the first time, the Australian not only won the war but also the post-match peace.

Meanwhile, Hewitt's campaign against the allegedly slow courts has split the Australian tennis community. Strident attacks by Hewitt's camp and his media friends against tournament organiser Paul McNamee have come at a delicate time with the position of Tennis Australia chief executive and director of player development to be decided soon. There is now a feeling that Australian tennis is divided into the Hewitt camp and the McNamee camp.

The latest big gun dragged into the debate at the weekend was Pat Rafter, who used, or was used by, a newspaper column to lambast McNamee for not tailoring the courts to the satisfaction of the Australian players. "I don't care what Paul McNamee says," wrote Rafter. "This court does not suit Australian players and their style of play and it is up to him to make it right."

Bizarrely, Rafter criticised journalists for seeking opinions about the court from international players - "Who cares what they think?," he wrote - ignoring the fact the opinions of visiting players had been sought only after Hewitt started the debate with his criticism of the court speed in Adelaide.

Appropriately, it will be Hewitt who settles the question about the court speed once and for all. Having conquered the claycourter Chela, he faces another in Nadal. Should he make the quarter-finals, either Guillermo Coria or David Nalbandian, both more at home on red dirt than green rubber, will be waiting. Against these baseliners there is one way Hewitt can prove his point about the courts conclusively - by losing.

Yet in his combative form, that seems unlikely. Hewitt is bent on winning this title. And like any hardened warrior, he will count the cost later.

novanora
01-23-2005, 02:59 PM
Check this article and see the pics: http://www.smh.com.au/news/Tennis/Open-warfare-for-combative-Hewitt/2005/01/23/1106415461941.html?oneclick=true
Blake :worship:
They also say that Hewitt will likely face Coria or David who are "both more at home on red dirt than green rubber" :rolleyes:
lol, from that picture, i saw Chela DID spit to Hewitt.....

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/01/24/lleytonserve_wideweb__430x174.jpg

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 03:00 PM
Then Hewitt should be fined for all-players & spectators' ears abuse
:haha: :yeah:

novanora
01-23-2005, 03:03 PM
Wonder how much that fine will come up to in USD?
Australian Open organizer said, all the fine from Mr. Lleyton Hewitt for his all-players & spectators' ears abuse, will be donated to Tsunami victims in Asia.
Thanks, Lleyton!! :bigwave:

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 03:04 PM
I did see the Chela incident - Eurosport repeated it over and over again - quite put me off my breakfast actually!! Chela hit a shot - it was a mis-hit - it hit the net and bounced out - it was an error pure and simple. But it gave Hewitt a break point at an important stage of the 4th set, so he started doing his usual "Come Ons" which were totally unnecessary then in my opinion - if you've hit the best winner ever -then fine - but not because of an unforced error. Anyway - Chela looked really angry :devil: and Hewitt broke his serve to win that game. As they walked back to the chair at change of ends, the cameras clearly caught Hewitt saying "f****g a**hole" in Chela's direction (yes - I can lipread!) - that's when Chela spat. It was in Hewitt's direction and was clearly intended as an insult but it didn't hit Hewitt. As I said before, I don't condone spitting and bad manners whoever does it - and Chela deserved his fine - but he was provoked, no doubt about it. Off court, Lleyton always seems quite polite and mild-mannered - but on court he is a little devil :devil:
Wow! I'm starting to like less and less Hewitt. Even if Coria beats David and has to play him, I'll be cheering for him. Yeah, you read it right!
But I'm sure david will win and won't make me do that ;)

novanora
01-23-2005, 03:08 PM
Off court, Lleyton always seems quite polite and mild-mannered - but on court he is a little devil :devil:
agree, Hewitt isn't that bad off court. I met him in 2002 TMC, he is so gentle and nice to the fans....lol i even cheered for him in the final at that time!

*Ljubica*
01-23-2005, 03:14 PM
agree, Hewitt isn't that bad off court. I met him in 2002 TMC, he is so gentle and nice to the fans....lol i even cheered for him in the final at that time!


Yes - I agree. Just being on a tennis court seems to unleash some kind of a demon within him :devil:

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 05:58 PM
Australian Open organizer said, all the fine from Mr. Lleyton Hewitt for his all-players & spectators' ears abuse, will be donated to Tsunami victims in Asia.
Thanks, Lleyton!! :bigwave:

And that would be appropriate, given the situation.

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 05:59 PM
Yes - I agree. Just being on a tennis court seems to unleash some kind of a demon within him :devil:

What demon, the cookie monster?

Björki
01-23-2005, 06:01 PM
Bur won't you get to see the end? There's a womens' match on first so I doubt David will start til about 11.00am your time. If you start at 12 - what time do you finish?
My mistake I start to work at 12 pm latest 1 pm :D
So I jhave to leave arround 11/11.30. Hopefully he win
win and I can see the next one :bounce:

Björki
01-23-2005, 06:05 PM
ad Lleyton - Chela
he really said f****ing a**hole? I cant believe it.
and Chela spant? I haven't heard anything about it.

edit: I just read the article jazz posted...

sigmagirl91
01-23-2005, 06:13 PM
ad Lleyton - Chela
he really said f****ing a**hole? I cant believe it.
and Chela spant? I haven't heard anything about it.

edit: I just read the article jazz posted...

Yep, that's the word.

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 07:30 PM
I was just watching ESPN and this is what Coria said:
"I'm proud of David for all that he's been doing after his father's death. I admire that and I don't know if I would have been able to do it. Our families were very close and all of us felt terrible and sad when we found out about it in Barcelona. I wished him all the best"
David said that's gonna be hard to face someone you know so well, but at the same time it has its advantages cause you might know things that others don't.
He looked good and this time he even laughed and smile a bit more. :)

*Ljubica*
01-23-2005, 08:05 PM
I was just watching ESPN and this is what Coria said:
"I'm proud of David for all that he's been doing after his father's death. I admire that and I don't know if I would have been able to do it. Our families were very close and all of us felt terrible and sad when we found out about it in Barcelona. I wished him all the best"
David said that's gonna be hard to face someone you know so well, but at the same time it has its advantages cause you might know things that others don't.
He looked good and this time he even laughed and smile a bit more. :)

Good to hear he looks more cheerful Jazz - and what Coria said was very nice.

Raquel
01-23-2005, 10:25 PM
Thank God David is the night match. It means I will be able to actually watch it for a change :lol:

Good luck David!! :bounce:

jazz_girl
01-23-2005, 10:25 PM
Yeah it was. I heard another part of the interview and Coria also said that David's mental strength is great. Especially in difficult times during the match, he always find a way not to desperate and do the right thing. He also said that David has everything to be a great player.
As for David, he said that the good thing to play someone he knows is that there are no surprises and he knows exactly what to do to beat him :) And that every match is completly different from the other, in a way he said that the H2H is not relevant at all :yeah:
Coria also said that people might not know this, but David beat him many times before, so things are pretty even between them.

Gonzo Hates Me!
01-24-2005, 04:26 AM
Best wishes for David tonite against Coria! Too bad I'll be sleeping though. the time difference is crazy. I know I will wake-up tomorrow at 2 p.m. :D and see that David won :D :D

Björki
01-24-2005, 07:58 AM
nice words from Coria about David :)
anyway pls David beat him later.

Good Luck. :bounce:

sigmagirl91
01-24-2005, 08:04 AM
I know. This is a great opp for David to make the semis.

*Ljubica*
01-24-2005, 08:29 AM
Best wishes for David tonite against Coria! Too bad I'll be sleeping though. the time difference is crazy. I know I will wake-up tomorrow at 2 p.m. :D and see that David won :D :D

Thanks Mrs.Guga - especially as I know you must be still really upset about Fernando :hug:

jazz_girl
01-24-2005, 08:52 AM
Some news: Coria spent the day practising with Cañas in an open court, while David practised with Eduardo in a closed one :)

bovenbuuf
01-24-2005, 08:58 AM
thanks Jazz. Well just hope Eurosport will be nice and show the match, that the girls who are playing now hurry up and that it will be a nice match to watch.

Tricky_Forehand
01-24-2005, 09:00 AM
Well, it's 2 AM but i'm damned determined to stay up as late as I have to. Even if I only get 4 hours sleep. Things might be different if i had to get up early to call about Alex's score but the Hawaii Challenger doesn't start till Tuesday and their 2 hours behind me anyway ;)

jazz_girl
01-24-2005, 09:01 AM
Nice to see you here!!!
Well, I hope Alicia wins fast! I cannot stand the sisters!!!

*Ljubica*
01-24-2005, 09:13 AM
Some news: Coria spent the day practising with Cañas in an open court, while David practised with Eduardo in a closed one :)

LOL! Have you ever seen Eduardo play tennis :eek: Canas would have been a much better practice partner believe me!! Guess David is just trying to keep continuity - he always practices with Eduardo before a match and with another player on his days off - so - whatever makes him happy and comfortable I guess.

And Katherine - nice to see someone else has to suffer the 2.00am matches for a change - :devil: - LOL - only joking :hug:

And Jazz - I can't stand the sisters either :devil:

jazz_girl
01-24-2005, 09:19 AM
No, I've never seen Eduardo! Is he bad?

*Ljubica*
01-24-2005, 09:22 AM
No, I've never seen Eduardo! Is he bad?

Well let's just say he isn't a professional tennis player ;) He has a surprisingly good one-handed backhand actually, and his serve is accurate - but that's about all I will say - you never know he might visit MTF and get mortally offended! :devil:

jazz_girl
01-24-2005, 09:22 AM
One more set to go!!! :)

bad gambler
01-24-2005, 09:22 AM
everyone here nervous?

i'm not, coz nalbandian will win tonight :)

jazz_girl
01-24-2005, 09:24 AM
Well let's just say he isn't a professional tennis player ;) He has a surprisingly good one-handed backhand actually, and his serve is accurate - but that's about all I will say - you never know he might visit MTF and get mortally offended! :devil:
LOL!
Hey, Molik is not playing that bad at all :)

*Ljubica*
01-24-2005, 09:26 AM
everyone here nervous?

i'm not, coz nalbandian will win tonight :)

Wish I had your confidence!!! I am so nervous I feel physically sick with nerves and can't eat anything :sad:

jazz_girl
01-24-2005, 09:27 AM
I don't think I'm nervous, I'm anxious! I can tell, I've been eating like crazy the whole morning. Stared with some toasts and tea and now I'm eating cookies and Coke. There goes my diet...

*Ljubica*
01-24-2005, 09:37 AM
bad gambler - you posted in the Scores thread that there were some rumours about an injury to David :sad: We don't know anything about that here - what are the rumours? Thanks.

jazz_girl
01-24-2005, 09:52 AM
He just said in the thread that he suspected he had a thigh injury for the way he moved against Ventura, but he moved fine against Feña, so he doesn't think he's injured anymore. Sigh...

Action Jackson
01-24-2005, 09:53 AM
He was fine in the Gonzo match and that was a good match.

Iza
01-24-2005, 09:54 AM
VAMOS DAVID!!!!!!!!!! It's so bad that I'm @ school and I can't watch it :fiery:

*Ljubica*
01-24-2005, 09:54 AM
He just said in the thread that he suspected he had a thigh injury for the way he moved against Ventura, but he moved fine against Feña, so he doesn't think he's injured anymore. Sigh...

Thank goodness for that! OMG - these women are driving me crazy :devil: Eurosport live coverage is meant to end in an hour - just praying they decide to keep it on or I'll have taken a day off for nothing :eek:

jazz_girl
01-24-2005, 09:56 AM
He was fine in the Gonzo match and that was a good match.
Yeah, it was. His best match so far. Let's hope he can top it today ;)

*Ljubica*
01-24-2005, 09:57 AM
He was fine in the Gonzo match and that was a good match.

Hi GWH :wavey:

jazz_girl
01-24-2005, 09:57 AM
Thank goodness for that! OMG - these women are driving me crazy :devil: Eurosport live coverage is meant to end in an hour - just praying they decide to keep it on or I'll have taken a day off for nothing :eek:
Let's start cheering for Molik. She aleady won a set and the crowd is supporting her!!!
C'mon Alicia!

*Ljubica*
01-24-2005, 09:59 AM
Let's start cheering for Molik. She aleady won a set and the crowd is supporting her!!!
C'mon Alicia!

I already am! In fact I was always going to cheer for whoever won the first set :)

Action Jackson
01-24-2005, 09:59 AM
Yeah, it was. His best match so far. Let's hope he can top it today ;)

Considering I am halfway through the Gaudio/Hrbaty report and that will take as long as the match, but David was impressive.

Rosie, can you PM me please?

jazz_girl
01-24-2005, 10:02 AM
I already am! In fact I was always going to cheer for whoever won the first set :)
LOL!!!
Let's hope she holds now and then breaks her, so it's done :)