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**Aussie Open Thread**

ayena
01-13-2005, 04:45 PM
So it'll soon start. :yippee: I was really getting bored last week when Eurosport wasn't schowing any ATP tournament. Tomorrow draws will be out. Hope that Rafa will get good one. Last year he reached third round. Hope for better this year :bigclap:

Vamos Rafael !!!! :bounce: :banana:

Eruwen
01-13-2005, 06:15 PM
Good luck in Melbourne Rafa!

http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gif Vamos!!! http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gif

Lenka
01-13-2005, 07:37 PM
VAMOS RAFA!!! :bounce: :bigclap: :banana:

knight_ley
01-13-2005, 07:51 PM
VAMOS RAFA !!!!! :bounce:

chocc0
01-13-2005, 10:58 PM
Rafa Plays a french dude Julien Bettenau (i think) in the first round
Yeah and he could faxce Youzshney in the 3rd round

damaged
01-14-2005, 02:33 AM
I remember that Julien. He had a pretty good year last year. I remember seeing him play Roddick.

pryss
01-14-2005, 02:53 AM
Benneteau and Rafa have met once before and Julien took that one. I'm hoping for the best... :) Vamos!

prazz_m
01-14-2005, 08:33 AM
i saw rafa today for literally like two secs - if you want to see my reports go the French Musketeers Forum - but believe me it wasn't like a great encounter or anything

Björki
01-14-2005, 09:07 AM
Vamos Rafa :bounce:

ayena
01-14-2005, 10:14 AM
He lost with Benneteau in Lyon last year. But I guess he can win now. Although his draw is pretty hard. He is in 3rd quater just like Guillermo Coria, Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian... Read yourself. I think it'll be pretty hard for him :unsure:


Guillermo Coria ARG (6)
vs.
Tomas Berdych CZE

Ricardo Mello BRA
vs.
Alberto Martin ESP

Marc Kimmich AUS
vs.
Mariano Zabaleta ARG

QUALIFIER
vs.
Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (31)

Fernando Gonzalez CHI (23)
vs.
Jose Acasuso ARG

Lars Burgsmuller GER
vs.
Igor Andreev RUS

Alex Calatrava ESP
vs.
Santiago Ventura ESP

David Ferrer ESP
vs.
David Nalbandian ARG (9)

Mikhail Youzhny RUS (15)
vs.
Jerome Haehnel FRA

Julien Benneteau FRA
vs.
Rafael Nadal ESP

QUALIFIER
vs.
Nicolas Almagro ESP

Olivier Mutis FRA
vs.
Andrei Pavel ROM (17)

Juan Ignacio Chela ARG (25)
vs.
Wayne Arthurs AUS

Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA
vs.
Gregory Carraz FRA

Florian Mayer GER
vs.
James Blake USA

Arnaud Clement FRA
vs.
Lleyton Hewitt AUS (3)

Eruwen
01-14-2005, 10:24 AM
The entire armada seems to have a tough draw :sad: But at least they're 'spread out'! And, well, it is a grand slam after all :lol:

ayena
01-14-2005, 11:51 AM
You're totally right Eruwen :lol:
They always could be in one quarter. And what we'd do in that case?? I guess just sit down and cry :sad:

Tenchî
01-14-2005, 08:13 PM
:yeah: Vamos Rafa!!!

damaged
01-14-2005, 10:08 PM
i saw rafa today for literally like two secs - if you want to see my reports go the French Musketeers Forum - but believe me it wasn't like a great encounter or anything

:cool: where did you see him?

martirogi
01-15-2005, 04:31 AM
Vamos Rafa :dance: :dance: :dance:

chocc0
01-15-2005, 06:29 AM
VAMOS RAFA!!!

Lenka
01-16-2005, 03:15 PM
Will Rafa or Tommy play doubles?
Vamos Rafa & Tommy!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

Ti-Anne
01-16-2005, 03:30 PM
VAMOS RAFA !!!!

Good luck sweetheart !

:kiss: :smooch: :hug: :banana:

Eruwen
01-16-2005, 03:39 PM
Will Rafa or Tommy play doubles? I checked the website, but it only said "Please come back on January 20 for the 2005 Australian Open Men's Doubles Draw." http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/shrug.gif

loeliepoelie
01-16-2005, 07:31 PM
Rafa will probably play doubles with Tommy.

Vamos la Armada Española!!!

Gaby, ik moest wel ff je sig jatten voor dat zinnetje ;)

Eruwen
01-17-2005, 10:06 AM
Rafa will probably play doubles with Tommy.

Vamos la Armada Española!!!

Gaby, ik moest wel ff je sig jatten voor dat zinnetje ;) :lol: No prob! :yeah:

Eruwen
01-17-2005, 02:03 PM
Rafa's playing the second match (first match starts at 11 am) on the MCA court tomorrow!

Vamos!!! :bounce:

loeliepoelie
01-17-2005, 05:42 PM
grrrr I'm probably not going to bother getting up at 3 AM. Eurosport probably won't show him... Need to save my energy for his and the other spanish matches later on in the week! But Vamos Rafa!!! :banana:

Eruwen
01-17-2005, 05:52 PM
The times suck huh? I can't afford to wake up either, I have to work tomorrow :( I have a good vcr though, thank god!

Lenka
01-17-2005, 07:19 PM
Vamos RAFA!!!

Lenka
01-17-2005, 08:14 PM
Do you know if eurosport will broadcast Rafa´s match??

Carlita
01-18-2005, 12:08 AM
http://smileys.******************/cat/4/4_1_218.gif ¡Buena suerte Rafa! http://smileys.******************/cat/4/4_1_218.gif You can do it sweetie!!!! :dance: :hug:

knight_ley
01-18-2005, 03:35 AM
YAY RAFA!!!!!!!!!

Prizeidiot
01-18-2005, 04:47 AM
Really convincing win... good on him... I'll look out for him more as the tournament progresses....

Carlita
01-18-2005, 06:48 AM
:woohoo: YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!! :woohoo:

Well done!! :bounce:

chocc0
01-18-2005, 07:48 AM
woohooooo go Rafa!!!!

ayena
01-18-2005, 09:19 AM
Great job sunshine :hug:
:woohoo:

He is playing doubles but not with Tommy :sad:. He is playing with Albert Costa :eek:
That's pretty suprise for me. Wonder why he's not playing with Tommy again :scratch:

Carlita
01-18-2005, 10:09 AM
hmmm....well, I think Tommy might not want to play doubles (unless he plays with someone else too...) He is probably concentrating on his singles and getting into the top ten. If you look at those guys, hardly any of them play doubles. Also, Rafa and Albert won a title already, so they might win more :D

Scotso
01-18-2005, 01:51 PM
No Nadal/Robredo :sad:

but good luck to Rafa/Albert and of course Rafa is going to win the title ;)

Lenka
01-18-2005, 01:54 PM
Really convincing win... good on him... I'll look out for him more as the tournament progresses....

hey where did you see the match??

VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

Eruwen
01-18-2005, 03:23 PM
6-0 6-4 6-2 :woohoo: Gooooooooooooooo Rafa!! :bounce:

http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/urock.gif

Eruwen
01-18-2005, 03:28 PM
Next up is Youzhny... Vamos Rafa! http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gif

ayena
01-18-2005, 06:29 PM
They are 1:1. Youzhny won last year in Dubai 6:2, 1:6, 6:1 but Rafa won with him this year in Doha 6:3, 7:6. So he has huge chance to win this.
Vamos Rafa :bounce:

Lenka
01-18-2005, 06:47 PM
Vamos Rafa! :banana: :banana: :banana:

adeegee
01-18-2005, 07:42 PM
Yeah great win yesterday, I think he can beat Youzhny again he beat him in straight sets on hard only a couple of weeks ago so he's definitely got a good chance

pryss
01-18-2005, 10:32 PM
i think he can definitely beat Youzhny again... VAMOS!!

Scotso
01-18-2005, 11:55 PM
He'll beat Youzhny ;)

chocc0
01-19-2005, 06:01 AM
Youzney and Rafa first up on rod laver arena

Carlita
01-19-2005, 08:24 AM
I hope Eurosport will show :D this and not show the ladies on the court next door :(

VAMOS "Little Guy" You can beat Youzhny!!!! Gogogogogogogoooo RAFAEL!!

ayena
01-19-2005, 09:31 AM
Rafa is playing on Rod Laver Arena??? :eek:
Wow, that's great for him. Hope that it won't be too much. Although he was playing already before such big public at DC. Keeping fingers crossed that they'll show him not Myskina. :mad:
Vamos Rafael!! :bounce:

Eruwen
01-19-2005, 09:42 AM
Oh no, he's playing at the same time as Myskina?? Damn... they'll probably show her then on Eurosport :( But hopefully she'll be done soon, and they will show Rafa after that!

loeliepoelie
01-19-2005, 01:39 PM
Gaby, I'm still hoping that Eurosport will show Rafa!!! I will definitly stay up for this match! :banana: Rafa is on Rod Laver, so Eurosport please show him!!!

ataptc
01-19-2005, 02:07 PM
vamos rafa!

starsports please show rafa instead of myskina *crosses fingers* my vcr will be running tomorrow and i wont want to tape the wrong match :o

loeliepoelie
01-19-2005, 02:09 PM
vamos rafa!

starsports please show rafa instead of myskina *crosses fingers* my vcr will be running tomorrow and i wont want to tape the wrong match :o

lol!!! And I don't want to stay awake for the wrong match! ;)

ataptc
01-19-2005, 02:10 PM
lol!!! And I don't want to stay awake for the wrong match! ;)
:lol: what time will the match be where you are? mine's 8am and i'll be in school

Eruwen
01-19-2005, 02:47 PM
:lol: what time will the match be where you are? mine's 8am and i'll be in school 1 am :eek: I can't afford to stay up, unfortunately.... gotta get some sleep so that I can stay up in the weekend, if I have to :) But my vcr will be running as well! :yeah:

Ti-Anne
01-19-2005, 02:51 PM
1 am :eek: I can't afford to stay up, unfortunately.... gotta get some sleep so that I can stay up in the weekend, if I have to :) But my vcr will be running as well! :yeah:

Yeah, me neither, I have to get up at 6 am to go to work... :rolleyes: But you're right, that's what VCRs are for ;) !!

Eruwen
01-19-2005, 04:40 PM
Don't you just hate it when work interferes with your life? :lol:

Lenka
01-19-2005, 07:36 PM
When they will start the match i will be asleep, because it will be 1 am in Czech Republic :sad:
but i can tape that so i hope eurosport will broadcast RAFA´S match!!!

Vamos Rafa!!! :banana:

Carlita
01-19-2005, 07:44 PM
I'll just go and sleep now till 00.50 and when he's finished I'll go back to bed. I have to work too. Been doing this for years now.....I'll sleep during the day on the weekend to catch up ;) Worked fine every time. Different for everyone of course.

VAMOS RAFAELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :kiss:

and please Eurosport....show us this match!!! :)

Carlita
01-19-2005, 11:24 PM
:mad: :mad: :mad: I don't believe this!!! First of all they show Myskina :mad: :mad: :mad: (or so my friend tells me)

Second, the place where I live and a few cities around me have no tv! :mad: :mad: :mad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

So in a way I should be glad it's Myskina on tv now...at least I won't miss anything...hope they fix it soon though :sad:

pryss
01-20-2005, 12:24 AM
oh come on rafa.............. dont let him break you :(

damaged
01-20-2005, 02:31 AM
phew. this is getting exciting. 5th set.

Carlita
01-20-2005, 02:32 AM
:yippee: good boy!!! Now take that 5th set cariño!!!! :bounce:

Vamoooooooooooooooos!!

omg, I loooooove this boy's energy!!! He just bounces around the court! :lol:

ataptc
01-20-2005, 03:14 AM
I'll just go and sleep now till 00.50 and when he's finished I'll go back to bed. I have to work too. Been doing this for years now.....I'll sleep during the day on the weekend to catch up ;) Worked fine every time. Different for everyone of course.
lucky! it never worked for me :sad:

Carlita
01-20-2005, 03:16 AM
:woohoo: BRAVO RAFAEL!!!! :woohoo:

well, 2 people must be happy with the smelly shoes he threw in the crowd! :lol:

ataptc
01-20-2005, 03:19 AM
So I guess your tv transmission is alright now Lady_Carlita? :D

Anyway, I am quite glad I had a bad stomachache in the morning so I didnt go to school.. my tape wouldnt have been enough to cover the whole match! I LOVE his energy on court, he never seems to tire out! GOOD JOB RAFA! :bounce:

pryss
01-20-2005, 03:28 AM
oh man i seriously thought i was going to pee in my pants...GOOOOO RAFA!!!!! :banana: i LOVE watching him mouthing "VAMOS" it makes me sooo happy XD

egad. i want the smelly shoess...:awww:

onion
01-20-2005, 03:56 AM
yay! so glad rafa won - but he took long enough didn't he??!! Well worth it though. Congratulations Rafa! :)

knight_ley
01-20-2005, 04:19 AM
THAT WAS AMAZING TO WATCH!!!!

Rafa!!!!!!!! :bounce:

kandykane
01-20-2005, 05:07 AM
i only got to watch him for like 10min before i had to leave for my maths exams... He was so energetic.... and sweaty....

Ti-Anne
01-20-2005, 05:18 AM
THAT WAS AMAZING TO WATCH!!!!

Rafa!!!!!!!! :bounce:


You lucky guys ! :awww: I couldn't see a single image of Rafa's match ! :(

French Eurosport SUCKS !!! :mad:

Prizeidiot
01-20-2005, 05:26 AM
:woohoo: BRAVO RAFAEL!!!! :woohoo:

well, 2 people must be happy with the smelly shoes he threw in the crowd! :lol:
Not to mention squeaky... they made quite a lot of noise between points

Björki
01-20-2005, 06:02 AM
well done Rafa :kiss:

Kyla
01-20-2005, 07:05 AM
:woohoo: RAFA WON RAFA WON RAFA WON :woohoo:


What a pleasant surprise in the early morning :-)!!!

And next up is that qualifier! GO RAFA GO!!!!

Carlita
01-20-2005, 07:15 AM
oh man i seriously thought i was going to pee in my pants...GOOOOO RAFA!!!!! :banana: i LOVE watching him mouthing "VAMOS" it makes me sooo happy XD

egad. i want the smelly shoess...:awww:
:lol: are you sure????? ;) :rolleyes: :lol:

ataptc
01-20-2005, 08:05 AM
You lucky guys ! :awww: I couldn't see a single image of Rafa's match ! :(

French Eurosport SUCKS !!! :mad:
awww :hug:

Eruwen
01-20-2005, 09:25 AM
http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/yahoo.gif

There's only one thing to do: :worship:

What an amazing match! He wasn't feeling too happy in the fourth set, but he picked himself up, and he did it! I just love this guy! He's so energetic, so positive! And yeah, he does bounce around a lot :lol:

Gooooooooooo Rafa!!! :bounce:

Eruwen
01-20-2005, 09:29 AM
Not to mention squeaky... they made quite a lot of noise between points They were very squeaky!

Ti-Anne
01-20-2005, 01:33 PM
awww :hug:

Thanks for the comfort, ataptc ! :kiss: But French Eurosport must have heard my cursing them because they finally showed the recorded last two sets this morning !! :bounce:
Feeling better now ! ;)
BTW, I love your avvie ! :lol:

Carlita
01-20-2005, 02:25 PM
:wavey: Hi sweetie! good to hear you got to see some of it at last!!! :hug:

Eruwen
01-20-2005, 03:20 PM
Did you guys see the lady with the 'Rafa rules' sign and the Spanish flag? :lol:

Carlita
01-20-2005, 03:26 PM
Did you guys see the lady with the 'Rafa rules' sign and the Spanish flag? :lol:
Yup :lol: she's right :p

ayena
01-20-2005, 03:51 PM
:yippee: I saw that match. I wake up something about 1.20. I saw Myskina(she was playing bad, although she won) playing and I was so :mad: . But I thought that they maybe show Rafa later and I was right that I didn't go back sleep :)
In 4th set I was getting so nervous. I thought that would start to schout or something, but my mum was sleeping behind so I must be :tape: .
I was impressed with his energy. :eek: He was running to almost every ball. And, yeah, that "Vamos" was great. And I guess it help him a lot.
I'm sleepy right now, but I'm happy 'couse he finnally won and it was great match. Ouch, my fngers are hurting right now, I was keeping them really hard.
:p


This is interview he has done after match, he did it in English, he needed translator only few times. You can hear it here
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/index.html

And that's transcript. You can see it already and if not enjoy :D

An interview with:

RAFAEL NADAL


THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You worked very hard to even up in the fourth set. How were you feeling physically to start the fifth set? How were you feeling in yourself at the start of the fifth set?
RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah, when we in the fourth set the fifth set, I feeling very well. My physic is very well.
But when I change in the fourth game, I don't feel very good. I won this game, but my feelings is not very well because I am little bit tired.
But it's okay. He won the next three games, 4 3. He was play good these three games. And after he don't play nothing in the 4 3. Four mistakes in the 4 3. In the 5 3 I play a good game, and I can win the match, no.

Q. How did you enjoy the whole centre court experience?
RAFAEL NADAL: Yes, the last year I play against Hewitt in third round. I play very, very, very good match. And now today is surprise for me to play in the Rod Laver, no. But it's okay, I like a lot this court. I hope play in this court in two rounds more against Hewitt.

Q. You would love to get another chance to play him after last year?
RAFAEL NADAL: I hope. I have a tough match, hard match against Reynolds. I don't know him. He's playing well. He won against Pavel and Almagro. For sure is a difficult match. I always hope play very good this match, won this match. But if I won this match, for me is very good tournament. And after, after if I won this match, I have a nice match against Lleyton.
Last year I play good with him. I lost 7 6, 7 6, 6 3, but I have a chance. And now I only think about the next match.

Q. Do you know anything about Reynolds?
RAFAEL NADAL: I don't know nothing. I never I never watch. I don't know where is him. What is his ranking, you know?

Q. 238.
RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah.

Q. Have you always worn the long trousers on court or is that just a new thing?
RAFAEL NADAL: No, no. Only this year.

Q. Is it comfortable?
RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah, it's okay. The shorts is very fine? Very thin.

Q. The court, the speed, the pace of the court is to your liking?
RAFAEL NADAL: Yes, I like. Is not too fast, not too slowly, too. But the ball, when I touch the good bounce. I like. Yes, last year I play good here, and this year I am in the same round, in third round. Is my best result in the Grand Slam. I hope improving in this one.

Q. Do you ever have a five set match with no aces?
RAFAEL NADAL: Me, nothing ace? Yes, for sure. This year I am serving little bit better, but all my life, I have all matches with nothing ace.

Q. Are you worried a little sometimes that you use so much energy on the court that it's going to affect you for your next matches because you use up so much energy?
RAFAEL NADAL: No, I don't think so because all life I am the same, no. I think is my game, this one. I don't think.

Q. No problem?
RAFAEL NADAL: No, I don't think I have problems. If I lost, I think I lost for the game, not for the energy.

Eruwen
01-20-2005, 04:04 PM
Aww, that interview was so cute! 'blah blah blah' *gulp* 'blah blah blah' *gulp* :lol:

I loved how he pronounced Hewitt! :lol: Gotta love those Spanish guys ;)

adeegee
01-20-2005, 05:54 PM
I thought it was a great match, Rafa battled so well! Fulll report on my website, plus i'm gonna put up a whole load of pics from the match, he was wearing his 3/4 length trousers i cant believe he moves so well in them!

Carlita
01-20-2005, 06:00 PM
http://www.les-smiley.com/smiley/Smiley/Amoureux/0039.gif aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw :hug:

Rafael........ you cutie!!! http://www.les-smiley.com/smiley/Smiley/Amoureux/0049.gif How can you not love this Puppy????? :hug:

Lenka
01-20-2005, 07:27 PM
i saw the match on eurosport and it was so exciting, especially hte fourth set when he pumped his fist and jumping and running around the court
it was fantastic match and the intreview...i love his "h"!!! :D :bigclap: :yeah: :banana: :bounce:
the next is Bobby Reynolds :confused:
Vamos RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

onion
01-20-2005, 10:00 PM
Was at work, followed it on the net --> my God, i was tense! I watched it on tape also, and well, I was impressed. He had so much energy.

pryss
01-20-2005, 10:30 PM
*squee* hes playing doubles today with Albert Costa against his first round opponent Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut! i love them both, buut!

VAMOS NASTA!!!!!!!!!!!!! *hehe*

Argentine girl
01-21-2005, 03:52 AM
Rafa and Al won. They go through the 3rd round. Vamos Rafa and Al.

Björki
01-21-2005, 05:39 AM
Vamos :)
They will play M.Bhupathi (3) / T.Woodbridge.

kandykane
01-21-2005, 09:42 AM
wow, that's gotta be tough....

loeliepoelie
01-21-2005, 03:18 PM
Lady_Carlita how do you do this every day??? I stayed up most of the night watching Rafa, actually every night this week I've watched at least one match in the middle of the night. I'm sooo sleep deprived!! I'm like a zombie at the moment!!! I'm happy Rafa is the evening match, that way I will sleep all night for the first time this week!

Vamos Rafa!!! :banana:

btw seeing Rafa play and watching his interviews made it all worth it!

ataptc
01-21-2005, 03:35 PM
Thanks for the comfort, ataptc ! :kiss: But French Eurosport must have heard my cursing them because they finally showed the recorded last two sets this morning !! :bounce:
Feeling better now ! ;)
BTW, I love your avvie ! :lol:
yay for you! :) and thanks! :hug:

ataptc
01-21-2005, 03:35 PM
Did you guys see the lady with the 'Rafa rules' sign and the Spanish flag? :lol:
:lol: she was cute ;)

ataptc
01-21-2005, 03:46 PM
aaaaww that interview was soo cute :hearts: gotta love him :)

ataptc
01-21-2005, 03:50 PM
Lady_Carlita how do you do this every day??? I stayed up most of the night watching Rafa, actually every night this week I've watched at least one match in the middle of the night. I'm sooo sleep deprived!! I'm like a zombie at the moment!!! I'm happy Rafa is the evening match, that way I will sleep all night for the first time this week!

Vamos Rafa!!! :banana:

btw seeing Rafa play and watching his interviews made it all worth it!
she'll do anything to see her men play! ;) i always do this when wimbledon and uso comes along but i cant do it every night or i'll just dose off in school! but when i stay up, i'll be really hyper the next day! weird i think :p

pryss
01-21-2005, 10:13 PM
aaaaww that interview was soo cute :hearts: gotta love him :)

the interview was too cute............. how can you not love him? :inlove:

soso
01-22-2005, 08:21 AM
:lol: she was cute ;)

What is the Rafa rules ? :D

Kyla
01-22-2005, 08:52 AM
Great! Rafa about to win his match! :)

And Hewitt having difficulties!

Carlita
01-22-2005, 09:22 AM
http://smileys.******************/cat/23/23_30_106.gif Bravo "Lil man"! :woohoo:

6-1 6-1 6-3

I think he wants to go and watch some of the hewitt chela match :lol: ;)

Björki
01-22-2005, 10:36 AM
Vamos Rafa :bounce:
Next Hewitt. He can do it.
:banana:

Björki
01-22-2005, 10:37 AM
R. NADAL/B. Reynolds
6‑1, 6‑1, 6‑3

Q. You must be pleased with your current form.

RAFAEL NADAL: Okay.

Q. It was rather easy for you there tonight.

RAFAEL NADAL: Yes, I am. I am happy. I play the first set and the second set I think I play very well. In the final of the match, I little bit scared, but it's okay. Finally I have one breakpoint down in the 5‑2 ‑‑ in the 5‑3. I have matchpoint in the 5‑1, 5‑2. I don't have good luck in these two points.

But finally I can won in the 5‑3.

(Rafael switches to Spanish.)

TRANSLATOR: He hit a very good right hand in the deuce.

RAFAEL NADAL: And I can win the match.

Q. It looks like it's going to be Hewitt next round. You played him last year. Are you looking forward to that?

RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah. Last year I lost against him here, and I play in Australia and in Toronto. Here I lost 7‑6, 7‑6, 6‑3. And in Toronto I lost 6‑1 for me, 6‑4 for him, and 6‑3 for him, no? It's very, very difficult match, hard. But I am playing good. I am in the fourth round. Is my best result in one Grand Slam.

I have confidence with this match, no. I want play very good match. If I play very good match and Hewitt not his best match, I think I have one chance.

ataptc
01-22-2005, 03:26 PM
:banana: good job rafa! too bad it wasnt shown on tv here :(

two very pumped-up guys against each other? i can imagine what would happen... :lol: vamos rafa!!! show us what you've got!

ayena
01-22-2005, 03:54 PM
Vamos Rafa!!! :bounce:
Take Hewitt. You have won with numer one and number two. Next up is number three. You're only one of my Sapnish faves who stayed. Please chico play little longer and make Lleyton lost in fourth round like always (not that I don't like Lleyton but in this particular moment I like much more Rafa :devil: ).
Maybe I'm too optimistic but I guess we all:hug: want Rafa to win?? Aren't we??

Lenka
01-22-2005, 04:55 PM
GREAT JOB RAFA!!!!!!!! :bigclap: :bigclap:
now it´s time to beat Hewitt...like revenge........VAMOS RAFA!!!!!! :yeah: :banana: :bounce: :banana: :bounce: :banana: :bounce:

martirogi
01-22-2005, 06:29 PM
vamos rafa, beat that tool hewitt

Mount Goddess
01-22-2005, 09:08 PM
you are the only spainsh boy left so come on Rafa!

chocc0
01-23-2005, 08:19 AM
Rafa and albert lost doubles to woodbridge and buptharti

Agassi Fan
01-23-2005, 10:38 AM
Good luck against Hewitt!

loeliepoelie
01-23-2005, 03:31 PM
btw, just noticed something, Llegs beat Rafa last year at the AO on the 24th of january. Guess what date they will play this year: 24th january 2005! lol Perfect oppurtinity for revenge!!! Vamos Rafa :banana:

martirogi
01-23-2005, 03:36 PM
if rafa can beat that bastard whos name i dont even want to type :rocker2: :music: :banana:

vamos :boxing:

Eruwen
01-23-2005, 06:14 PM
Good luck Rafa! http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gif Take out the Aussie boy :devil:

Puppy Powerrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! :bounce:

Lenka
01-23-2005, 06:58 PM
Vamos Rafa!!!:bounce: i hope they will show their match

Jogg
01-23-2005, 09:56 PM
Good luck Rafa :) you can beat Hewitt

Carlita
01-23-2005, 10:11 PM
http://www.bethanimacoes.com/K49VR-UN41P-83LW2-UDJ07-5FA4X/kaos/images/kao_78.gif
VAMOS
RAFAAAAAAAAA
http://www.bethanimacoes.com/K49VR-UN41P-83LW2-UDJ07-5FA4X/kaos/images/kao_83.gif
You can do it baby!

Auburn
01-23-2005, 10:12 PM
btw, just noticed something, Llegs beat Rafa last year at the AO on the 24th of january. Guess what date they will play this year: 24th january 2005! lol Perfect oppurtinity for revenge!!! Vamos Rafa

Good observation! :yeah:

liptea
01-24-2005, 05:50 AM
Holler! Holler! Rafa has a set and 5-0!!!!!

Carlita
01-24-2005, 05:59 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek:
OMG RAFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

liptea
01-24-2005, 07:08 AM
Rafa just lost the fourth set tiebreak is now down 0-40.

:eek:

liptea
01-24-2005, 07:46 AM
:sad: Rafa lost.

Björki
01-24-2005, 07:48 AM
poor Rafa :( anyway he played a great match. :clap2:

liptea
01-24-2005, 07:50 AM
He should be proud of himself.

Carlita
01-24-2005, 07:56 AM
http://members.lycos.nl/neutebeut/smilies/huilen/huilengroot001.gif it's not fair! http://members.lycos.nl/neutebeut/smilies/huilen/huilengroot001.gif

still, http://smileys.******************/cat/23/23_28_121.gif to Rafa! What a brave fight!!! :worship:

Ferrero Forever
01-24-2005, 07:57 AM
Well done rafa, it doesn't matter that he lost, he put up such a brilliant fight. The spaniards have all put up such a fight in their matches, every spaniard fan should be proud of their players. I was so sure nadal would win today, but i just can't wait for the rematch on clay, i think we all know that the end result will not be the same, but still WELL DONE NADAL

ataptc
01-24-2005, 08:26 AM
:worship: awesome fight from rafa, even if he lost.. with more experience in his belt, he is bound to rise up the rankings.. i was so impressive and proud of him :)

Eruwen
01-24-2005, 08:53 AM
Well done Rafa! :hug: Too bad he lost the tie break in the fourth set!

Omg... I wanted to slap the Dutch commentator! :o He was making such stupid and lame comments! :rolleyes: I wanted to slap Hewitt too btw :lol: God, he's annoying... And that injury... perfect timing, if you know what I mean!

Carlita
01-24-2005, 09:08 AM
Omg... I wanted to slap the Dutch commentator! :o He was making such stupid and lame comments! :rolleyes:

:rolleyes: :angel: Here in Holland we are blessed with great commentators :angel: :rolleyes:

did you happen to get Rafa's age Gaby??? I don't think he mentioned that and I would really really like to know :rolleyes:

Eruwen
01-24-2005, 09:36 AM
Mmm... I must've missed that one! :lol:

Carlita
01-24-2005, 09:38 AM
Mmm... I must've missed that one! :lol:
:eek: nooooooooooooooooooo :eek: now I won't know :sad: :rolleyes:

Björki
01-24-2005, 10:12 AM
L. HEWITT/R. Nadal
7‑5, 3‑6, 1‑6, 7‑6, 6‑2

Q. Did you just run out of gas there in the fourth and fifth set? Is that what happened?

RAFAEL NADAL: No, I don't think so. In the fifth set, yes, I have problems with cramps. In the fifth set is decided for him.

But in the fourth set, I have a big chances. I have three times 15‑30, and in the 5‑5 I have the 15 ‑‑ yeah, in the 4‑4 I have the 15‑30. But I have one approach, the slice approach, and he touch one lob very, very good, and I can do nothing, no?

Today I don't play bad in the good moments, but he play very, very good in the best moments, and he win for that.

Q. Did you have leg cramps?

RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah, in the fifth set. Yes, I have cramps, yes.

Q. How hard is Lleyton to play when you go into a fifth set?

RAFAEL NADAL: No, especially difficult when he's in the fifth set. Today I have big chances in the fourth set, and right after I am tired, no? Not for him play better. For sure he play good the fifth set, but if he stay ‑‑ when I stay ‑‑

(Rafael switches to Spanish.)

THE INTERPRETER: It's a question of balance. If Lleyton was as tired as he was in the fifth set, maybe the balance would be different, in a different situation, that's it.

RAFAEL NADAL: But I think it's a little bit psychologic. When I stay too near to won the match, I can't won. He played very good the tiebreak. In the fifth set, he begin very good, and I can do nothing.

Q. Would you call it a two‑point match, the two mini breaks you lost in the tiebreaker? That was the difference?

RAFAEL NADAL: No, no. I don't know. In the tiebreak, it's not for two balls, no? He play well. I have my chance in one point when he return, when he serve the second serve, and I mistake the ball, no? When I do that, the chance is a little bit down.

Q. Do you think the experience was the difference maybe?

RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah, for sure. He have more years in that, no? He play a lot of matches in these characteristics. And me, I play a little bit, no?

But I am happy because I play good match, no? I play good match, and I have a lot of chance for a win. I am happy because he is No. 3 in the world, and I play the same him today, no? I am happy for that. If I play in this level, I can do important things this year.

Q. You and Lleyton play a similar sort of game. Do you find it frustrating playing someone like Lleyton?

RAFAEL NADAL: No, no. For me, no, we don't play the same, no?

(Rafael switches to Spanish.)

THE INTERPRETER: He said that we are not similar players, we are different. I think that I like more to attack the ball, and Lleyton is playing more defensive, maybe with more control.

But he has more shots, but that's it.

RAFAEL NADAL: But the difference I think he serve very, very better.

Q. What is your ambition for the French Open this year?

RAFAEL NADAL: No, is not especially the French Open. My mission for the French Open is play the French Open (smiling).

But, no, all ambition is stay in the ranking, the Top 20, no? Top 15 for me is my objective.

Eruwen
01-24-2005, 10:33 AM
Thanks for the interview! :)

Carlita
01-24-2005, 10:47 AM
I can hear him say this :lol: :hug: :hug:

ayena
01-24-2005, 11:13 AM
It was sooooooooo close!!!!!!!!! :bigcry:
It was great fight boy :hug:. If he's playing like that right now,what will be happening in next year or two??
But I'm really proud of him. He played really, really well. I was impressed again :rolleyes: .
:secret: Match by match Hewitt is annoying me more and more. I can't belive that two years ago he was my fave. I must have been :cuckoo:

Carlita
01-24-2005, 11:33 AM
:rolleyes: I don't know what to think about Hewitt.... I admire his fighting spirit! But the COME OOOOOOON can be a bit much at times...... and he looks posessed when he's that hyper! It's scary!!! :eek:

btw Ayena, cariño means sweetheart ;)

Agassi Fan
01-24-2005, 11:57 AM
Rafael was so good!! I am not happy, that he lost. :-((((

ayena
01-24-2005, 12:29 PM
:rolleyes: I don't know what to think about Hewitt.... I admire his fighting spirit! But the COME OOOOOOON can be a bit much at times...... and he looks posessed when he's that hyper! It's scary!!! :eek:

btw Ayena, cariño means sweetheart ;)


Thanks :hug:.
About fighting spirit that was the main point why he was my fave. I loved that he was never giving up and always fighting till the end. And I still think that's fantastic and great. But I don't like his behave on the court when he's palying. Sometimes it's really annoying. Those shouting, smilling when his opponet makes mistake that really piss me off today.

maratgirl
01-24-2005, 02:41 PM
:rolleyes: :angel: Here in Holland we are blessed with great commentators :angel: :rolleyes:

did you happen to get Rafa's age Gaby??? I don't think he mentioned that and I would really really like to know :rolleyes:

* doet commentator na* deze 18 jarige jongeman uit spanje of deze 18 jarige nadal.
I lost the count :p

nenadeSergio
01-24-2005, 02:57 PM
Oh what a fight from Rafael, amazing!!!! Pity he lost coz now we´ll have to face that Hewit´s shouting again.... :mad: :rolleyes:

Eruwen
01-24-2005, 03:01 PM
* doet commentator na* deze 18 jarige jongeman uit spanje of deze 18 jarige nadal.
I lost the count :p (na foutje) "Maar hij is pas 18 jaar." "Deze jongen gaat een grote toekomst tegemoet... hij is pas 18 jaar." "Voor de mensen die net inschakelen: dit is Rafael Nadal, een 18-jarige Spanjaard."

*zucht*

:lol:

Carlita
01-24-2005, 03:09 PM
(na foutje) "Maar hij is pas 18 jaar." "Deze jongen gaat een grote toekomst tegemoet... hij is pas 18 jaar." "Voor de mensen die net inschakelen: dit is Rafael Nadal, een 18-jarige Spanjaard."

*zucht*

:lol:
18 jarige Spanjaard, getalenteerde 18 jarige, :zzz: 18 jarige Rafael Nadal, 18 jarig Spaans talent.... :zzz: hij is pas 18 jaar!!! :zzz: aaaaaargh 5 jaar jonger dan Hewitt.....

Hoe oud issie nou?????????????????????????????? :crying2:

If you have nothing to say mister van der Meer..... SHUT THE F**K UP! :tape:

ayena
01-24-2005, 04:42 PM
:lol: And I thought that only in Poland we have such a great commentators :lol:
But here it was two of them and they were saying something like that "Eighteen years and seven months old Rafael Nadal gets better and better in every match" then "Eighteen years and seven months old Rafael Nadal played great match with Jouzhny and now is playing great match with Hewitt and he's only eighteen years and seven months old" then "What a great shot from eighteen years and seven months old Rafael Nadal." Bla, bla, bla.....
It was annoying me even more than Hewitt's shouting. And belive me in Polish it heard even more stupid. :p

Eruwen
01-24-2005, 05:43 PM
Man, that's even more annoying than just 18 years! :lol:

I've accepted it though... commentators are hopeless :lol:

Carlita
01-24-2005, 06:36 PM
:eek: well, in Poland you get 7 months more!!!! :sad: so unfair!! :rolleyes:
here I was thinking he was 18!! But he's 7 months older!!! :eek: :lol:

Eruwen
01-24-2005, 08:11 PM
http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/lmao.gif

chocc0
01-24-2005, 09:52 PM
Lol they kept saying it here
i swear these commentators need to get new material
i'm sick of hearing the same thing everytime!!
But congrats to Rafa for playing his heart out!!!

Lenka
01-25-2005, 12:47 PM
hey i´m so sad Rafa lost, but he played very well, it was fantastic match, and the hewittś "c´mon"s made me hate him :fiery:
anyway i´m sure thennext time Rafa will beat him :devil:

nenadeSergio
01-25-2005, 01:05 PM
Lol they kept saying it here
i swear these commentators need to get new material
i'm sick of hearing the same thing everytime!!
But congrats to Rafa for playing his heart out!!!

I guess the commentators are the same everywhere. But at least yours know Raffa´s name! Here the Czech comentator called him Moya once during the match! :rolleyes:

Carlita
01-25-2005, 01:10 PM
I guess the commentators are the same everywhere. But at least yours know Raffa´s name! Here the Czech comentator called him Moya once during the match! :rolleyes:
:haha: well, you can't blame them..they all look the same on the island of Mallorca.......... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Ti-Anne
01-25-2005, 02:28 PM
(na foutje) "Maar hij is pas 18 jaar." "Deze jongen gaat een grote toekomst tegemoet... hij is pas 18 jaar." "Voor de mensen die net inschakelen: dit is Rafael Nadal, een 18-jarige Spanjaard."

*zucht*

:lol:

Oh my god ! :rolleyes: When Dutch ladies start speaking patois, then you know something really tremendous is going on...
:haha:

ataptc
01-25-2005, 02:35 PM
:haha: well, you can't blame them..they all look the same on the island of Mallorca.......... :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
:lol:

Carlita
01-25-2005, 03:13 PM
Oh my god ! :rolleyes: When Dutch ladies start speaking patois, then you know something really tremendous is going on...
:haha:
Well, you can guess what it's about can't you Anne??? 3 weeks!!! And then you will be in Rotterdam!! :D

Eruwen
01-25-2005, 03:14 PM
Oh my god ! :rolleyes: When Dutch ladies start speaking patois, then you know something really tremendous is going on...
:haha: You have NO idea! Seriously... when the Dutch commentators open their mouth, I get the urge to throw my tv out of the window :lol:

ataptc
01-25-2005, 03:19 PM
You have NO idea! Seriously... when the Dutch commentators open their mouth, I get the urge to throw my tv out of the window :lol:
is the mute button a safer option? :lol:

Ti-Anne
01-25-2005, 03:40 PM
You have NO idea! Seriously... when the Dutch commentators open their mouth, I get the urge to throw my tv out of the window :lol:

Well we should launch a world contest of the most complete numskull commentators, I've got a few around here who would be a big hit !
:haha:

Ti-Anne
01-25-2005, 03:45 PM
Well, you can guess what it's about can't you Anne??? 3 weeks!!! And then you will be in Rotterdam!! :D

OMG you're right !!!! :eek:
I rely on you dear : I don't wanna be left alone in the wilderness ! ;)

Carlita
01-25-2005, 04:24 PM
OMG you're right !!!! :eek:
I rely on you dear : I don't wanna be left alone in the wilderness ! ;)
Don't worry! We'll have a good time!!! :yippee:

Eruwen
01-25-2005, 05:28 PM
is the mute button a safer option? :lol: Nah.... then I can't hear the 'VAMOS' anymore! :lol:

Eruwen
01-25-2005, 05:32 PM
OMG you're right !!!! :eek:
I rely on you dear : I don't wanna be left alone in the wilderness ! ;) So you're coming to Rotterdam then? Cool! :yeah:

ataptc
01-26-2005, 01:22 PM
Nah.... then I can't hear the 'VAMOS' anymore! :lol:
:lol: lleyton wasnt as irritating today.. he must have read what nalbandian said about him :)

ataptc
01-26-2005, 01:22 PM
all you lucky dutchies.. i'm jealous :(

Eruwen
01-26-2005, 01:27 PM
We got lucky this tournament, I guess! But usually we're not so lucky... Even though all the Grand Slams are shown on Eurosport and a Dutch channel (except AO), they hardly ever show the matches I want to see. And the other tournaments aren't even shown on tv most of the time...

ayena
01-26-2005, 06:09 PM
Same here in Poland Eruwen:hug: It's hard too see the matches we really want 'cause people who are choosing them always want too see someone else :mad: .
And you have bigger tournament than our in Sopot. Although at ours Tommy and Rafa had won :worship:

Eruwen
01-26-2005, 06:11 PM
Yeah, we have Rotterdam and Rosmalen here, guess I can't complain ;) Rotterdam is less than 3 weeks! :woohoo:

chocc0
01-26-2005, 11:16 PM
I guess the commentators are the same everywhere. But at least yours know Raffa´s name! Here the Czech comentator called him Moya once during the match! :rolleyes:
well yesturday the commentator on channel 7 called nalbandian nadal lol

damaged
01-27-2005, 01:11 AM
ESPN has soso commentators. most of them have played tennis, so...

Ti-Anne
01-27-2005, 05:18 AM
So you're coming to Rotterdam then? Cool! :yeah:

Shall we meet there dear ? :D

Eruwen
01-27-2005, 05:33 PM
Shall we meet there dear ? :D Hey, that would be cool! :yeah:

~EMiLiTA~
01-28-2005, 06:04 AM
well yesturday the commentator on channel 7 called nalbandian nadal lol

I heard that too! those guys are such knobs! And JA pronounced Nadal as "Nadorl" last night :o

Action Jackson
01-28-2005, 06:10 AM
"Nadorl" is that the Mallorquin pronounciation?

~EMiLiTA~
01-28-2005, 06:16 AM
"Nadorl" is that the Mallorquin pronounciation?

no, it's JA's personal idiotic pronunciation

Action Jackson
01-28-2005, 06:20 AM
no, it's JA's personal idiotic pronunciation

Typical, bad luck about the Nadal result I thought he had Hewitt.

You know when I see you at the same match, my favoured player loses you are jinx. Btw, cool to meet you. :)

Got a friend who is going to the Dubai tournament.

~EMiLiTA~
01-28-2005, 06:25 AM
Typical, bad luck about the Nadal result I thought he had Hewitt.

You know when I see you at the same match, my favoured player loses you are jinx. Btw, cool to meet you. :)

Got a friend who is going to the Dubai tournament.
yes, I was gutted about the Rafa result...that was such a great match...just a shame we were sitting right next to the friggin Hewitt box *pukes violently*

I jinx your players? like who? nice to meet you too

yeah, Dubai tournament should be good...I'm looking forward to it!

Action Jackson
01-28-2005, 06:28 AM
yes, I was gutted about the Rafa result...that was such a great match...just a shame we were sitting right next to the friggin Hewitt box *pukes violently*

I jinx your players? like who? nice to meet you too

yeah, Dubai tournament should be good...I'm looking forward to it!

I was stuck in the garden with a Catalan guy who knows Escanellas another tennis coach as well and he was joking about Nadal's mallorcan accent and we were suffering in this match, ah that situation you were in makes it worse as I have said so many times.

I have to say Raffa's English is very good considering he could only say hello from last year, have you been teaching him or something?

Well there was the Zabaleta hiding and I think I saw you at another one involving someone I liked and they lost.

~EMiLiTA~
01-28-2005, 06:34 AM
I've never heard Rafa speak English so I wouldn't know!

Action Jackson
01-28-2005, 06:35 AM
I've never heard Rafa speak English so I wouldn't know!

At least he can answer a few questions without the translator which he couldn't before. So do you talk in Catalan or Spanish?

~EMiLiTA~
01-28-2005, 07:02 AM
when I talk to the Spaniards I talk to them in Spanish...but I can speak a bit of Catalan too

Eruwen
01-28-2005, 07:21 AM
no, it's JA's personal idiotic pronunciation :lol: Gotta love the commentators... :rolleyes:

chocc0
01-28-2005, 08:31 AM
yes, I was gutted about the Rafa result...that was such a great match...just a shame we were sitting right next to the friggin Hewitt box *pukes violently*

I jinx your players? like who? nice to meet you too

yeah, Dubai tournament should be good...I'm looking forward to it!
i was gutted too :sad:

Have fun in Dubai...great shopping:D

chocc0
01-28-2005, 08:32 AM
no, it's JA's personal idiotic pronunciation
yeah i noticed that what a tool :o

~EMiLiTA~
01-28-2005, 02:46 PM
yeah and I also hate the way he says "Marat" as if it rhymes with "carrot"...it makes me cringe

pryss
01-28-2005, 03:02 PM
I've never heard Rafa speak English so I wouldn't know!

oh you should.............. he tries so hard, he's adorable. :D

~EMiLiTA~
01-28-2005, 03:08 PM
haha awww

Eruwen
01-28-2005, 04:55 PM
I've never heard Rafa speak English so I wouldn't know! They have a video of one of his press conferences on the AO site ;) I think it was the one from after his second round. It is adorable! Especially when he says 'Hewitt' :lol: :hug:

Btw... I hate how most English-speaking people pronounce 'Marat' (I think it's the pronounciation you were talking about), it just sounds awful :scared:

ayena
01-28-2005, 05:33 PM
Are English people pronounce "Marat" so bad?? I never heard it. Polish is quite simmilar to Russian so I think at ours it's ok.
That's the link to that interview in wich Rafa is speaking English ;)
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2005-01-20/200501201106200903073.html

Carlita
01-28-2005, 05:36 PM
and he's soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorable!!!!!!! i could listen all day! ;)

ayena
01-28-2005, 06:14 PM
So here is one more from DC. He's also speaking in English :hearts:
http://www.daviscup.com/news/audiolist.asp
And listen to the first interview with Carlos, that from 5th Dec. He's talking there about Rafa in really cute way :hug:

Eruwen
01-28-2005, 08:18 PM
Are English people pronounce "Marat" so bad?? I never heard it. Polish is quite simmilar to Russian so I think at ours it's ok.
That's the link to that interview in wich Rafa is speaking English ;)
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/news/interviews/2005-01-20/200501201106200903073.html I sometimes here it when people in the crowd are supporting him, and it's just awful :lol: I think the Dutch version (for people who refuse to speak with any foreign accent :rolleyes: ) is similar to the Russion one.

Eruwen
01-28-2005, 08:23 PM
He's the best thing that happened to me in years :aplot: It's starting to get a little suspicious :lol:

chocc0
01-29-2005, 02:45 AM
yeah and I also hate the way he says "Marat" as if it rhymes with "carrot"...it makes me cringe
Yeah but i hate it when they try so hard to pronounce names and they sound even more like tools than if they had said it the aussie way one example "JussTine Enin Ardennnnne" they sound like wankers :o

knight_ley
01-29-2005, 04:09 AM
I sometimes here it when people in the crowd are supporting him, and it's just awful :lol: I think the Dutch version (for people who refuse to speak with any foreign accent :rolleyes: ) is similar to the Russion one.

Ok, so those of us in America who are probably all saying it wrong for all these years, how do you say it properly? I say it "muh-rat" cuz taht's the way I hear it, but if that's wrong I can understand why you cringe. I hate how like 99% of people call Nicolas Kiefer "Nicolas" when it's pronounced "Nicola" so I feel the pain, and is why if I'm saying Marat's name wrong I'd like to know ;) :)

Eruwen
01-29-2005, 08:54 AM
Ok, so those of us in America who are probably all saying it wrong for all these years, how do you say it properly? I say it "muh-rat" cuz taht's the way I hear it, but if that's wrong I can understand why you cringe. I hate how like 99% of people call Nicolas Kiefer "Nicolas" when it's pronounced "Nicola" so I feel the pain, and is why if I'm saying Marat's name wrong I'd like to know ;) :) There's a short clip of Marat on David Letterman where he pronounces his name, you can watch it here (http://www.theguyfromrussia.com/videos/maratletterman.mp3)

Video courtesy of Theguyfromrussia.com (http://www.theguyfromrussia.com)

knight_ley
01-29-2005, 03:00 PM
There's a short clip of Marat on David Letterman where he pronounces his name, you can watch it here (http://www.theguyfromrussia.com/videos/maratletterman.mp3)

Video courtesy of Theguyfromrussia.com (http://www.theguyfromrussia.com)

:bounce: i DO say it right!!!!! yay!!!!! Thanks hun :hug:

Eruwen
01-29-2005, 03:37 PM
No prob! :hug:

ayena
01-29-2005, 06:30 PM
:aplot: It's starting to get a little suspicious :lol:

It started to get suspicious quite long ago. Those pics with them together :devil: . And now it's just strange :p
But the way Carlos said that was great :kiss: