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Carlita
03-06-2005, 07:15 PM
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¡VAMOS! Little man!!!!!!!
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http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y35/Lady_Carlita/Carlitas%20Cupboard/BunnyRafa00705mrt05.jpg

Meet Rafael ;) This 8-week-old fluffball is cheering for ya! :lol:

Eruwen
03-06-2005, 07:21 PM
Vamos Rafa!!! http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gif

Puppy Powerrrrrrrrrrrrr! :bounce:

freesbee
03-06-2005, 07:42 PM
hee how cute!!!lol

:bounce: go Rafa!

Auburn
03-06-2005, 09:59 PM
AWwwwwww! Its uber-cute!!! I want one!

Carlita
03-06-2005, 10:26 PM
:lol: well, this one's mine ;)

btw.... it's a REAL bunny :lol: I know it's hard to tell, but he's very real! :D

chocc0
03-07-2005, 02:46 AM
aww thats adorable

i found this site about a bunny it's kinda mean but go to it
www.savetoby.com

~EMiLiTA~
03-07-2005, 11:33 AM
sorry to disappoint you guys but I don't think Rafa's going to play Indian Wells...apparently he needs to rest and will reappear in Miami. I read this in another forum and the person just said "Rafa said this to the Spanish press"...so I can't give you a more accurate source. but if I find something more exact, I'll post it here...or if someone else does, please do so as well!

~EMiLiTA~
03-07-2005, 11:37 AM
ok...just found it lol

EL MANACORÍ RENUNCIA A INDIAN WELLS TRAS UN MES SIN DESCANSO
Nadal se ve obligado a parar por la Davis
JOAN SOLSONA. Enviado especial a Bratislava (Eslovaquia)

Rafael Nadal ha disputado seis torneos este año, incluida la Copa Davis. Su regularidad en los resultados, con dos títulos consecutivos en la gira sudamericana de tierra, le han llevado al puesto número seis de la Carrera de Campeones con 136 puntos. Nadal aterrizó el pasado lunes en Bratislava sin haber descansado en 21 días, donde figuró en los ATP de Buenos Aires, Brasil y Acapulco. Después de trece partidos de individuales y tres de dobles, su cuerpo ha dicho basta. El manacorí está muy tocado físicamente por no haber descansado el último mes, entre viajes, cambios de horario...

Él ya era consciente que acudir a Bratislava le podría pasar factura. Sin embargo, Nadal tiene claro que la Davis es una prioridad, aunque le va a costar no jugar Indian Wells (primer Masters Series del calendario que empieza este viernes) por sus molestias musculares. “Necesito descansar y voy a tomarme unos días antes de preparar el torneo de Miami. La reflexión de la eliminatoria ante Eslovaquia es que ellos han sido mejores, pero la pista no era reglamentaria. No entiendo porqué la Federación Internacional es inflexible en cosas sin importancia y luego no controla los tipos de superficie, que para el resultado es fundamental”, señalaba ayer el mallorquín.

Ferrero y Robredo
Rafa es un ejemplo de tenista comprometido con el torneo de la Ensaladera. Los capitanes españoles lo saben y por eso le consideran un líder. Jordi Arrese y Juan Avendaño se acordaron ayer de los dos ausentes en Bratislava, o sea, Juan Carlos Ferrero y Tommy Robredo. “Cuando pierde España, pierden todos los jugadores. Ferrero y Robredo también”, apuntaba Avendaño. “Para volver al equipo en la permanencia tienen que querer jugar ellos. Ferrero quería centrarse ahora en mejorar su ránking y Tommy se descartó por el hombro”, explicaba Arrese.

~EMiLiTA~
03-07-2005, 11:52 AM
I've translated it for the non-Spanish speakers:

THE MANACORIAN WITHDRAWS FROM INDIAN WELLS AFTER A MONTH WITHOUT A BREAK

Rafael Nadal has competed in 6 tournaments this year, including the Davis Cup. His consistency in results, with 2 consecutive titles in the South American clay season has lifted him to #6 in the Champions Race with 136 points. Nadal landed in Bratislava last Monday without resting for 21 days, during which he participated in the ATP tournaments in Buenos Aires, Brazil and Acapulco. After 13 singles matches and 3 doubles matches, his body has said "enough!". The Manacorian is physically drained after not having had a rest last month, travelling and time differences...

He already knew that going to Bratislava could take its toll on him, but Nadal has always maintained that Davis Cup is a priority, even though it's going to cost him not going to Indian Wells (first masters series of the year that begins this Friday) because of his muscular problems. I need to rest and I'm going to take a few days off to prepare for the Miami tournament. Looking back on the tie against Slovakia, they were the better team, but the court was not done according to the rules. I don't understand why the ITF is inflexible with unimportant things and then they don't control the court surface, which is fundamental for the result" indicated the Majorcan yesterday.

Ferrero and Robredo

Rafa is an example of a player dedicated to the "salad bowl" tournament. The Spanish captains know it and that's why they consider him a leader. Jordi Arrese and Juan Avendaño yesterday remembered the 2 absentees in Bratislava, that is, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Tommy Robredo. "When Spain loses, all the players lose. Ferrero and Robredo included" said Avendaño. "To return permanently to the team, it's them who have to want to play. Ferrero wanted to concentrate on improving his ranking and Tommy excused himself because of his shoulder", explained Arrese

hola
03-07-2005, 11:58 AM
Did I understand it right, that the capitains are a little bit pissed off Tommy and Juan Carlos (in this article)? Haven't practiced spanish for a while, so may be I am wrong...

Hey, i wrote it before I saw Emily's translation. So I was right. :cool:

ataptc
03-07-2005, 12:09 PM
it's a pity that he'll be missing a tms but he made the right decision.. wont wanna overwork and injure himself , especially since it's only march :yeah:

~EMiLiTA~
03-07-2005, 12:22 PM
Did I understand it right, that the capitains are a little bit pissed off Tommy and Juan Carlos (in this article)? Haven't practiced spanish for a while, so may be I am wrong...

Hey, i wrote it before I saw Emily's translation. So I was right. :cool:

yes you're right...they're quite pissed off at JC and Tommy...here's some more from another article with some of Jordi's comments:

"Tenemos la confianza de que vamos a permanecer en el Grupo Mundial”. Preguntado por los jugadores con los que contaría el G-2, descartó que Carlos Moyà variara el planteamiento de no jugar Copa Davis este año y sobre los ausentes Juan Carlos Ferrero y Tommy Robredo afirmó que “para volver tienen que ser ellos los que quieran jugar”, recordando que para Eslovaquia “Ferrero comentó que estaba centrado en remontar su carrera individual y Robredo expuso los problemas en el hombro derecho, aunque la semana antes hizo semifinales en Dubai. No somos nosotros los que debemos responder a este tema”.

Al respecto, Juan Avendaño subrayó que “Juan Carlos y Tommy también ha perdido. Ha perdido todo el tenis español. Aquí hemos traído el mejor equipo que hemos podido hacer”.


Jordi Arrese: "We're confident of staying in the World Group." Asked about the players the G2 would count on, he discounted the fact that Carlos Moyà would change his plans of not playing Davis Cup this year, and regarding the absentees Juan Carlos Ferrero and Tommy Robredo, he stated that "to come back, they are the ones who have to want to play", reminding that for the Slovakia tie, "Ferrero said he wanted to concentrate on getting his singles career back on track and Robredo gave problems in his right shoulder as his reason, although last week he got to the semifinals in Dubai. We are not the ones who should respond to this issue"

Similarly, Juan Avendaño highlighted that "Juan Carlos and Tommy have also lost. All of Spanish tennis has lost. We brought the best team we could here"

Carlita
03-07-2005, 12:37 PM
ooooh that's a pity he won't be there!! Well I just change the name of this thread to his next tournament then! ;)


oh boy....such Davis Cup troubles.... pffffffff :rolleyes: glad I don't have to decide here!!! :lol:

Diabolic|Scheme
03-08-2005, 07:57 AM
Aww ... poor Rafa. I wish he was playing but a fit Rafa is better than a tired one

chocc0
03-08-2005, 08:15 AM
lol reading the spanish articles is good practise for my spanish i had my first lesson today
Me llamo Sarah :p
ahaha lol and tengo una pergunta ( i think thats wrong but it has something to do with saying i have a question and we have to use it in class coz my teacher only speaks spanish to us)

Björki
03-08-2005, 10:23 AM
EMiLiTA thanks for the translation :)

~EMiLiTA~
03-08-2005, 10:32 AM
ahaha lol and tengo una pergunta ( i think thats wrong but it has something to do with saying i have a question and we have to use it in class coz my teacher only speaks spanish to us)

no no...that's right! :yeah:

chocc0
03-09-2005, 04:35 AM
oh good
i bought this spanish dictionary today and i had to lug it around everywhere
i'm glad my text book isn't like that

~EMiLiTA~
03-09-2005, 12:25 PM
haha yeah...that can be a prob lugging those dictionaries around everywhere...they're so heavy!

Eruwen
03-09-2005, 05:11 PM
No kidding! And to think that I'll have to bring almost all of them to my translator exam in the fall... :eek: Better get me one of those small suitcases :lol:

Ti-Anne
03-10-2005, 03:39 PM
awww :sad: I'm so sad Rafa won't play IW, but on the other hand, if he knows he needs rest, it's a very wise decision.

And...I want him fit in MC next month !!! :devil:

~EMiLiTA~
03-11-2005, 11:34 AM
yeah...good to see he just does what suits him and doesn't push himself just because of money or points. he feels that he needs a rest, so he takes it :yeah: better than wearing yourself out even more! hopefully this will pay off in miami!!! aupa rafa!!

loeliepoelie
03-13-2005, 07:04 PM
He has a busy schedule btw!!! Miami, Valencia, Monaco TMS, Barcelona, then a week off, Rome, Hamburg, week off???, RG!!! It's incredible the amount of tourneys he wants to play!!!

martirogi
03-13-2005, 09:01 PM
he'll play great in miami :banana:

Carlita
03-13-2005, 09:15 PM
Well, I've changed it to Miami now...:lol: Hope he WILL show up there!!

martirogi
03-14-2005, 02:36 AM
o he will show up and PLAY :drive: :banana: ;)

~EMiLiTA~
03-14-2005, 10:33 AM
He has a busy schedule btw!!! Miami, Valencia, Monaco TMS, Barcelona, then a week off, Rome, Hamburg, week off???, RG!!! It's incredible the amount of tourneys he wants to play!!!

yeah...I'm surprised he's playing Valencia actually...I know it's a Spanish tournament and everything but he didn't play it last year...and it means he'll be pretty tired by the Godo

Blanco y Negro
03-14-2005, 11:37 PM
Em,

Do you think Rafa will really play in Valencia? Will Carlos and Feli be in Miami?

~EMiLiTA~
03-15-2005, 11:43 AM
Rafa's supposedly down to play Valencia...not sure if he will play or pull out though.

Carlos and Feli will be in Miami yes (unless something drastic and unexpected happens lol)...are u going to Miami?

Blanco y Negro
03-17-2005, 06:17 AM
No, I wish coulde be there...It seems it would an awesome tournament.

Plus its in Miami :) I can't wait.


VAMOS!

chocc0
03-17-2005, 09:17 AM
Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!

ayena
03-18-2005, 01:53 PM
Vamos Rafa!!!!:bounce:
Is Miami starting today or next week :confused:

~EMiLiTA~
03-18-2005, 02:04 PM
qualis will start on wed 23 march and first round will start on fri 25 march

Carlita
03-18-2005, 02:04 PM
it starts on Wednesday 23rd if I'm correct.

:wavey: Hi Ayena!!! How are you? Long time no read ;)

Carlita
03-18-2005, 02:05 PM
:eek: EEEEEEEM we post at the same time!!! the same message!!! :lol: well sort of...... SCARYYYYYYYYYYY :lol:

~EMiLiTA~
03-18-2005, 02:08 PM
hahahaha :scared:

ayena
03-18-2005, 02:20 PM
it starts on Wednesday 23rd if I'm correct.

:wavey: Hi Ayena!!! How are you? Long time no read ;)

:wavey: Hey Carlita!!! I'm fine, thanks. Yeah I now it was log time since I was on MTF last time but my computer was broken and it takes some time to fix it. I was freaking out at home without it!!!! :mad:
Thanks you both :lol: for answer on my question. :hug:

martirogi
03-18-2005, 04:28 PM
i think 1st rd is wed and qualies r monday

Eruwen
03-19-2005, 09:02 AM
Good luck in Miami Rafa! http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/cheering.gif

chocc0
03-19-2005, 09:07 AM
ugh indian wells and miami are so weird! just friggen start on a normal day already!
Vamos Rafa!

~EMiLiTA~
03-19-2005, 10:52 AM
i think 1st rd is wed and qualies r monday

oh really? I thought it was just like Indian Wells...women's first round starts on Wed along with men's qualis and men's R1 starts on Friday? who knows...these tournaments are so weird grrrr...2 weeks down, 2 to go...

~EMiLiTA~
03-19-2005, 01:50 PM
nope, you're right...qualis start on Monday and Main draw starts on Wed. Quali draw is being made on Sunday and Main Draw is being made on Monday (12.30pm local time)...look forward to seeing it!

ataptc
03-19-2005, 03:24 PM
vamos rafa! hope he gets a good draw :)

Björki
03-19-2005, 09:24 PM
Vamos Rafa :bounce:

adelaide
03-20-2005, 11:38 PM
Vamos Rafa! We missed youuu :hug:

knight_ley
03-21-2005, 01:04 AM
Good luck RAFA!!!!!!!!! It'll be sooooooooooooooooo wonderful to have him back... :banana:

martirogi
03-21-2005, 03:53 AM
rafa's first TMS title at miami sounds good to me :smoke:

~EMiLiTA~
03-21-2005, 11:04 AM
oh totally...i sooooo want him to win this!! remember last year how he beat roger?! we want more of that this year!!! AUPA RAFA!! :bounce:

martirogi
03-21-2005, 05:01 PM
which is the biggest win for rafa beating jesusfed or winning the final to take his first title

Ti-Anne
03-21-2005, 06:27 PM
Yes, come on sweetheart ! Do it in Miami !!

ARRIBA GUAPO !!!!

Björki
03-21-2005, 07:34 PM
Fourth quarter:
(5) Carlos Moya/Bye
(WC) James Blake v. Qualifier
Qualifier v. Gred Rusedski
(26) Thomas Johansson/Bye

(24) Jiri Novak/Bye
Kevin Kim v. Luis Horna
Jonas Bjorkman v. Max Miryni
(12) Tommy Robredo/Bye

(13) Ivan Ljubicic/Bye
Alberto Martin v. Agustin Calleri
Robby Ginepri v. Fillippo Volandri
(21) Vincent Spadea/Bye

(29) Rafael Nadal/Bye
Potto Starace v. Rainer Schuettler
Peter Wessels v. Fernando Verdasco
(2) Andy Roddick/Bye

Not the best draw :( Vamos Rafa :banana:

martirogi
03-21-2005, 08:10 PM
:sad: what a hard draw

willie
03-21-2005, 09:39 PM
GO rafa win in MIAMI!!!!

pryss
03-21-2005, 09:46 PM
too many spaniards in his quarter! :sad:

VAMOS RAFA nonetheless. ;) :woohoo:

CueroCoria
03-22-2005, 12:04 AM
He'll have a tough match against Roddick.

Blanco y Negro
03-22-2005, 05:41 AM
Em,


I have to agree with you about Rafa trying to get some rest. He has a long stretch of tournaments to play the next month.

I hope he plays really well in Miami along with all the Spanish players. What do you think of Rafa's draw?

~EMiLiTA~
03-22-2005, 05:59 AM
well...his draw is not that great, to be honest...he'll have a tough job against Roddick...there are too many Spaniards in this quarter!!! all I hope is that Rafa does his best...

adelaide
03-22-2005, 01:07 PM
about the Roddick-Nadal match.. im not saying Rafa's gonna win exactly, but unlike what some people are saying on the GM, i'll be surprised if Andy can bagel Rafael again. It's not gonna be as easy as USO last year..... :confused:

~EMiLiTA~
03-22-2005, 01:14 PM
I agree he probably won't be bagelled...and it's not impossible for him to beat Andy...but it will definitely be tough...he really deserves to beat him though. AMUNT RAFA!!!

Lenka
03-22-2005, 04:27 PM
Vamos Rafa! it isn´t the best draw - Roddick but I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

knight_ley
03-23-2005, 03:10 AM
Tough Draw :( Hopefully the rest will have done him good :) Vamos Rafa!! :woohoo:

ataptc
03-23-2005, 03:53 AM
all the best rafa! :bounce:

~EMiLiTA~
03-24-2005, 12:35 PM
Rafa's opponent in the second round will be Rainer Schüttler! Hopefully he can win!

Carlita
03-24-2005, 03:00 PM
:D ahaaaaaaaaa!!! Rafa wird Wurscht von Rainer Machen !!:lol: HOP!:bounce:

~EMiLiTA~
03-24-2005, 03:22 PM
haha...ja...ich hoffe!! auf geht's Rafa!!

hola
03-24-2005, 07:31 PM
Würde mich nicht wundern, wenn man bedenkt wie Rainer zur Zeit spielt :)

knight_ley
03-24-2005, 08:44 PM
Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

adelaide
03-24-2005, 09:49 PM
Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

adeegee
03-25-2005, 09:53 AM
Good Luck Rafa....

Rafa v Rainer 5th match on court 1 today

ayena
03-25-2005, 01:22 PM
Vamos Rafa !!!!! :bounce: You can win this match!!!!

Eruwen
03-25-2005, 02:55 PM
Vamos Rafa! :bounce:

loeliepoelie
03-25-2005, 04:11 PM
Vamos Rafa!!!

Why is he last up on court??? I wanted an early night...... *sigh*

smucav
03-25-2005, 06:00 PM
Nadal not troubled by Spanish highs and injury lows (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,5205-1540688,00.html)

loeliepoelie
03-25-2005, 09:23 PM
Rafa is playing doubles with Feli.... odd.

Big vamos for Rafa later on, I really need an early night tonight. Otherwise I won't survive this weekend :lol: Cheer for me guys!!!

adelaide
03-26-2005, 02:15 AM
HE JUST WON AGAINST RAINER SCHUETTLER 6-4 7-6(5)!!!!!!! he came back from 2-5 in the second set :yeah:

and yea. Fernando in the third round is much better than Roddick, I guess.....
VAMOS!!!! :banana:

adeegee
03-26-2005, 02:19 AM
Great fighting again from Rafa!

Verdasco's playing well, but Rafa's won both previous meetings on the ATP comfortably. Though I'm sure they've probably played about 100000 times in practise

alexito
03-26-2005, 02:27 AM
congratulations rafaaaaaaaaaa, def to Schuettler 64 76, great match

Daniela_CABJ
03-26-2005, 02:48 AM
Vamos Rafa!!! :yeah:
Great game against Schuettler!
hope he wins on sunday

knight_ley
03-26-2005, 03:04 AM
VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!

:banana:

Eruwen
03-26-2005, 07:41 AM
Well done Rafa! :yeah: Too bad he has to play Fernando now :awww:

Carlita
03-26-2005, 07:58 AM
:woohoo: BRAVO RAFAEL!!! :woohoo: Now that's a nice result to wake up to!

oooooh not again.... Nadal - Verdasco :sad: hmmm I think it will be quite a fight!!!

loeliepoelie
03-26-2005, 08:35 AM
Well done Rafa!!!!!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Good luck against Nando, I don't know who I want to win... :confused:

VAMOS Nando y Rafa!!!!!!

Eruwen
03-26-2005, 08:47 AM
Good luck against Nando, I don't know who I want to win... :confused: Me neither!

Carlita
03-26-2005, 09:58 AM
Me neither!I do! :o But I won't say it in here :lol: (but I loooooooove them both......so either one will do! ;) )

Or maybe I could say it here..I mean, I'm not against Rafael am I?! But just looking at the year so far... Rafa already has two trophies....Rafa won their last meetings..... And Fernando's been playing so wonderful this year, he deserves a chance now! But, should he lose, better lose to Rafael than eh... anyone else! ;)

~EMiLiTA~
03-26-2005, 10:44 AM
thanks for that nice article smucav!

great to see Rafa had a reasonably comfortable match against Rainer. and now...Nando! :banghead: how annoying!! oh well, I personally think Rafa has the edge here, but u never know...and at least I'll be happy with whoever wins! VAMOS CHICOS!!!

freesbee
03-26-2005, 11:17 AM
woohoo Rafa!!!! :banana:

oh why can't I see the next match :sad:

loeliepoelie
03-26-2005, 12:27 PM
at least I'll be happy with whoever wins! VAMOS CHICOS!!!

that's the only good thing about this situation...

Björki
03-26-2005, 07:37 PM
vamos Rafa :bounce:

Izebel
03-26-2005, 10:50 PM
Go Rafa :bounce:

knight_ley
03-27-2005, 01:41 AM
VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!! :bounce:

ataptc
03-27-2005, 02:26 AM
good luck rafa! vamos! :)

Daniela_CABJ
03-27-2005, 03:33 AM
Vamos Rafa!
He also won in doubles with Feli Lopez :)
The best luck to Rafa on easter´s match!

~EMiLiTA~
03-27-2005, 08:54 AM
yes, well done to the chicos for winning their doubles so convincingly!!!

Lenka
03-27-2005, 01:13 PM
Good luck Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ayena
03-27-2005, 04:50 PM
Vamos Nando!!! :devil:
No I'm kidding (I don't want to be hit by anyone of you :lol: ) Im not after or against anyone of them. I like them both very much and I'll be happy no matter what result will be and that's the good thing, but bad is that someone of them must loose :sad:
Great job for Rafa in doubles :bounce:

alexito
03-27-2005, 09:20 PM
now rafa playing versus verdasco, common rafaaaaaaaa, is winning.

alexito
03-27-2005, 09:35 PM
rafa win firts set 62

alexito
03-27-2005, 10:06 PM
rafa win 62 62 versus verdasco, great match.

adelaide
03-27-2005, 10:07 PM
VAMOS! :woohoo:

good luck against Ljubicic Rafa!

Carlita
03-27-2005, 10:19 PM
:yeah: well done my "little man" Now go get Ljubi!! :bounce:

knight_ley
03-27-2005, 10:50 PM
VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!

:woohoo:


:hug: Lady_Carlita :hug:

Daniela_CABJ
03-28-2005, 01:50 AM
Vamos Rafa!!!
The best luck against Ljubicic :yeah:

Eruwen
03-28-2005, 07:33 AM
Well done Rafa! :yeah:

Hopefully he can go far!

Björki
03-28-2005, 07:44 AM
well done Rafa :clap2:
good luck against Ljubi.

~EMiLiTA~
03-28-2005, 09:24 AM
wow...easier than i thought...ljubo will be tough...but let's see...amunt rafa!!! :banana:

ayena
03-28-2005, 04:57 PM
Pretty short match :rolleyes: but anyway good luck Rafa in next match :bounce: Guess it wouldn't be so easy if instead of Nando there'd be Andy

loeliepoelie
03-28-2005, 07:20 PM
VAMOS Rafa!! :bounce:

And vamos Rafa y Feli in doubles!!!

Carlita
03-28-2005, 08:52 PM
ooooooh we need to bounce quite a bit here!!! BIG TROUBLE! :eek:


1-4!!!!!!! :eek: VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS :banana:

Carlita
03-28-2005, 09:12 PM
well, I'm going to sleep now... lost the first set....2-0 in the 2nd! :D

:banana: :banana: :banana:VAMOS

adelaide
03-28-2005, 10:17 PM
Rafa and Feli won!!! :woohoo: 3-6 6-2 6-4 :banana:

good luck in the next round chicos! :D

Daniela_CABJ
03-29-2005, 01:57 AM
I´m happy about the doubles match!!! :D
I hope Rafa wins against Ljubicic, i´m gonna be so sad if he loses... just as sad as i am now because Mariano Zabaleta lost against Federer... but it wasn´t fair!!!!! :bigcry:

:yeah: VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!! :yeah:

ataptc
03-29-2005, 02:32 AM
vamos rafa! give it your best shot! :bounce:

knight_ley
03-29-2005, 03:08 AM
VAMOS RAFA!!!!!! :bounce:

Eruwen
03-29-2005, 04:56 AM
Rafa and Feli won!!! :woohoo: 3-6 6-2 6-4 :banana:
:woohoo:

Good luck today Rafa! :bounce:

Carlita
03-29-2005, 05:51 AM
¡VAMOOOOOS!
:bounce:

~EMiLiTA~
03-29-2005, 10:24 AM
hope Rafa's not gonna be too tired from his doubles...he's been playing every day...and Ljubo's gonna be tough...

de todas formas...VAMOS RAFA!!!! :banana:

ataptc
03-29-2005, 02:33 PM
yes I was thinking about that too Emily.. hope he'll be fine and on fire! hehe :)

~EMiLiTA~
03-29-2005, 02:44 PM
yeah...but I just read in the Spanish forum that he's apparently got a slight problem with his left shoulder :eek: ...hope he'll be ok!!! animo rafa!

loeliepoelie
03-29-2005, 06:40 PM
Oh I really hope his shoulder is ok!!!

The match has started: 2-1 ljubi, rafa to serve. VAMOS Rafa!!!!! :bounce:

loeliepoelie
03-29-2005, 07:29 PM
Rafa won the first set 6-4!! :woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

Carlita
03-29-2005, 07:46 PM
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/musik/2587a.gifwoohooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

DON'T LET GO NOW LIL MAN!!!!! :bounce:

loeliepoelie
03-29-2005, 08:13 PM
*phew* ljubo just had a setpoint on Rafa's serve.... But (in Sjoukje's words) our little man pulled through!!!!! :)

Carlita
03-29-2005, 08:15 PM
:lol: He isn't making life very easy for Ivan is he??? :lol: :tennis:


VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS

Carlita
03-29-2005, 08:24 PM
:eek: oh nooooooo, tie break and baby's a mini break down!!:eek:


:bounce:¡vamos!

loeliepoelie
03-29-2005, 08:28 PM
baby already got the break back ;)

liptea
03-29-2005, 08:32 PM
:sad: Another set, I suppose. Go Rafa!

loeliepoelie
03-29-2005, 08:33 PM
arrrrrrggghhhhh Rafa lost the tb 7-5............ :(

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

freesbee
03-29-2005, 08:39 PM
not a break!!!!!!! :eek:

loeliepoelie
03-29-2005, 08:56 PM
Rafa is up 4-1!!! :bounce:

Don't mean to jinx him, but lalalalalalala

(that's me singing)

Carlita
03-29-2005, 08:57 PM
:woohoo: 4-1 VAMOOOOOOOOOS :bounce:

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liptea
03-29-2005, 08:58 PM
:woohoo: :bounce: :banana:

Rafa is doing well!

Carlita
03-29-2005, 09:00 PM
Niti!!! :lol: love your avatar!! :lol: although it's quite a sad one too... :sad:

Carlita
03-29-2005, 09:10 PM
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:woohoo:RAFAAAAAAAAA:woohoo:
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one more game Lil Man!!! VAMOS

loeliepoelie
03-29-2005, 09:12 PM
He's about to serve for the match!!! VAMOS RAFA!!!!! :bounce:

loeliepoelie
03-29-2005, 09:15 PM
HE WON!!!!!!!! That's my boy!!!

:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

adelaide
03-29-2005, 09:16 PM
IM SO HAPPY OMG VAMOS YAY HAHAHA VAMOOOOOOS :D

he collapsed again after the match btw. he always does it and i love it :)

Carlita
03-29-2005, 09:17 PM
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¡BRAVOOOOO
RAFAEL!

:worship: Well done Lil Man!!!!!!!!:worship:

alexito
03-29-2005, 09:32 PM
commonnnnnnnnnnnn rafaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

snaillyyy
03-29-2005, 09:36 PM
I just had to stop over here and say...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

That was fun to watch and I am so happy Rafael won!! :dance: :dance:

Daniela_CABJ
03-30-2005, 02:11 AM
Vamos Rafa!!! :yeah:

I´d like to see a Federer - Nadal final... and of course i´d love to see Rafa winning that match

chocc0
03-30-2005, 02:17 AM
VAAAAAAAMOOOOOSSSSSSSSS!@!!! RAFA U ROCK :woohoo:

martirogi
03-30-2005, 02:37 AM
one response is necessary whenever rafa is concerned :hearts:

RogiFan88
03-30-2005, 02:41 AM
well done Rafa! a pivotal win at a tms into the qf! better than all the other Armada guys exc Ferrer, the last Spaniard anyone w ever imagine into the qf!

knight_ley
03-30-2005, 02:47 AM
VAMOS RAFAEL!!!!!!!!

:banana:

Björki
03-30-2005, 04:50 AM
:woohoo: well done Rafa :bounce:

Eruwen
03-30-2005, 05:08 AM
:woohoo: Well done Rafa! :yeah: Vamos! :bounce:



I´d like to see a Federer - Nadal final... and of course i´d love to see Rafa winning that match Me too!

freesbee
03-30-2005, 10:10 AM
hi hi hi I love this thread it makes me so happy!!!!!!:yeah:

:yippee: congrats Rafa!!!!!!!!!! :worship:

who's he playing next? Hrbaty?

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

~EMiLiTA~
03-30-2005, 12:06 PM
WHAT A WIN!!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/10.gif OMG I'M SO HAPPY!!! :banana: http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/breakdance.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/mf_w00t1.gif

he's playing Thomas Johansson tonight local time...i think he can win...and get to the seeemmmmiiisssss!!!! :woohoo:

AUPAAAAAAA!!!

Eruwen
03-30-2005, 12:22 PM
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/10.gif Omg that's hilarious! :lol:

Good luck tonight Rafa, you can do it! Vamos! :bounce:

~EMiLiTA~
03-30-2005, 12:26 PM
hehe...well it conveys my emotion pretty well i have to say!

Carlita
03-30-2005, 12:28 PM
:haha:


VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS:banana:

adelaide
03-30-2005, 12:32 PM
im still very very very very happy about the win like 15 hours later ;)

:banana:
good luck today against ToJo Rafael!!! :D:D:D:D

ataptc
03-30-2005, 02:18 PM
Me too :D :D Well done Rafa! Starsports only showed us the first set and cut to Agassi but he was fighting well :) Keep it up against ToJo! Would love to see him in the finals too!!!!! :bounce: VAMOSSS

Carlita
03-30-2005, 09:13 PM
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/10.gifThat one is a screamer Em!!! :lol: But I hope, when I wake up tomorrow and look at the results, this is exactly how I will feel! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/10.gif

:woohoo: ¡VAMOS "Little Man":woohoo:

alexito
03-30-2005, 09:19 PM
I want rafa arrive to final and will win to federer how last year in the same championship.

chocc0
03-30-2005, 09:19 PM
what time does it start?

martirogi
03-30-2005, 10:25 PM
probably in 3 hrs. after clijster vs demen which starts in half an hour

chocc0
03-30-2005, 11:27 PM
woohoo
i'll be awake for once but wont be abl;e to see it :sad:

alexito
03-31-2005, 02:39 AM
commonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn rafaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
congratulationssssssssssssss
in semi with ferrer
match spanish

Daniela_CABJ
03-31-2005, 02:46 AM
:bounce: yeeeessssssssss!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:
:woohoo: Vamos Rafa!!!!! :woohoo:

martirogi
03-31-2005, 02:50 AM
rafa won 62, 64 for those who didn't know the score

:dance::dance::dance: :banana:

knight_ley
03-31-2005, 02:57 AM
VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:

Eruwen
03-31-2005, 04:38 AM
:woohoo: :banana: Well done Rafa!! :yeah:

Now... up to the final! :bounce:

Björki
03-31-2005, 04:40 AM
:woohoo: good luck against Ferrer :bounce:

ataptc
03-31-2005, 05:16 AM
:banana: c'mon rafa! you can make it to the finals :)

Carlita
03-31-2005, 05:49 AM
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BRAVOOOOOOOOOOOO

Now get David!:banana:

~EMiLiTA~
03-31-2005, 06:28 AM
WOW! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/sport40.gif ...what a result to wake up to!!! i was like... http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/lexy_bett.gif !!!

if only he didn't have to play david :sad: anyway...this is SUCH good opportunity for Rafa...omg omg omg i'm starting to hyperventilate!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/mf_w00t1.gif

ataptc
03-31-2005, 06:44 AM
:lol: I love the smileys!! :D And I agree, the result was fantastic to wake up to :)

loeliepoelie
03-31-2005, 12:09 PM
WOW! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/sport40.gif ...what a result to wake up to!!! i was like... http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/lexy_bett.gif !!!

if only he didn't have to play david :sad: anyway...this is SUCH good opportunity for Rafa...omg omg omg i'm starting to hyperventilate!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/mf_w00t1.gif

You and me both girl!!! And I love all those smilies! :)

Eruwen
03-31-2005, 01:21 PM
Me three!


That emoticon with the bed cracks me up :lol:

~EMiLiTA~
03-31-2005, 01:48 PM
hehehe ;)

ayena
03-31-2005, 02:31 PM
Great, great, great!!!!!!!!!!!!!:bounce: :bounce:
Good luck against David for the youngest Miami semifinalist ever :devil:

alexito
03-31-2005, 08:24 PM
I see rafa with federer in the final.

Daniela_CABJ
04-01-2005, 01:53 AM
I see rafa with federer in the final.

Me too! and I also see Rafa winning :D

martirogi
04-01-2005, 01:58 AM
but if rafa does any better he'll be on stadium court next year and i wont get to see him play up close :sad:

alexito
04-01-2005, 02:15 AM
Me too! and I also see Rafa winning :D
uffff, I hope, if rafa defend federer, I promise anything. I hate federer, rafa is the great players, great fighter

chocc0
04-01-2005, 02:27 AM
Vamos Rafa!!!!! U can do it :D

knight_ley
04-01-2005, 03:05 AM
VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let's see you in the Final :yeah:

:woohoo:

~EMiLiTA~
04-01-2005, 07:48 AM
i just hope he's not too tired from his doubles yesterday...it was 2 tie breaks and almost 2 hours long...and he's playing second today starting at 12...i really hope he'll be ok. he definitely has a better chance of beating Fed in the final than Ferrer has, though I also really like David...i wish i could see this match!!!! VIVA ESPAñA!!!

adelaide
04-01-2005, 12:11 PM
vamos rafael!!!!!!!!! :banana:

Iza
04-01-2005, 12:55 PM
Vamos Rafa!!! Go baby!!!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/party/3358.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/party/rock.gif

NicoFan
04-01-2005, 05:12 PM
A huge BUENA SUERTE to RAFA today!!!!!

tennis4eva
04-01-2005, 05:40 PM
:bigclap: Kick some butt today Rafa!

adeegee
04-01-2005, 05:41 PM
Huge match, biggest in his career other than the DC final

NicoFan
04-01-2005, 06:12 PM
Oh goodness...why did they put the men's doubles match in the stadium. Its going into the 3rd set...I want the Rafa match to start...lol!

Carlita
04-01-2005, 06:38 PM
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Okay, the bears are ready......Are you Rafael??
VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS
:bounce:

Eruwen
04-01-2005, 07:19 PM
They're about to start the match! :woohoo: Vamos! :bounce:

NicoFan
04-01-2005, 07:25 PM
Starts off with a break! Vamos Rafa!

NicoFan
04-01-2005, 07:25 PM
Should say Rafa broke David...sorry...lol! 1-0 Rafa.

Eruwen
04-01-2005, 07:49 PM
Rafa's on a roll! :woohoo: 4-1 now, Rafa to serve.

Vamos! :bounce:

Eruwen
04-01-2005, 08:16 PM
Rafa won the first set 6-4! :woohoo:


Vamos! :bounce:

Björki
04-01-2005, 08:20 PM
vamos Rafa :yeah:

Eruwen
04-01-2005, 08:51 PM
Rafa won 6-4 6-3!! :woohoo: :banana:

adelaide
04-01-2005, 08:59 PM
VAMOS!!!

wow they showed the final little part of the draw and rafael's name was right there in that "championship" box.... made me very happy.

good luck Rafael!!

Jogg
04-01-2005, 09:01 PM
well done Rafa

Daniela_CABJ
04-01-2005, 09:18 PM
Yessss!!!!
Vamos Rafa!!! :yeah:

Mount Goddess
04-01-2005, 09:26 PM
:bowdown: :bowdown: Well done Rafa :bowdown: :bowdown:

Carlita
04-01-2005, 09:33 PM
:woohoo: yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaah :woohoo:

Now we all know "you need eat", but "you need trophy" too! ;)

:worship: Rafael Nadal, unbeaten since 15 Feb 2005 :worship:
let's keep it that way a little longer then :D (unless he runs into Fernando again:p )

adeegee
04-01-2005, 10:00 PM
Rafa played really well again. He's going to have to play out his skin to beat Federer I feel (I'm guessing Roger will prob beat Andre). I'd be happy if Rafa could take a set, its a great tournament no matter what happens in the final. I just hope he doesn't get a Hewitt type drubbing

alexito
04-01-2005, 10:57 PM
I hope rafa give me one great surprise and he can beat federer. I will am very very very happy see federer lose.

NicoFan
04-01-2005, 11:22 PM
I hope Rafa can surprise the tennis world too...Roger is great, but we need some competition...plus I want Rafa to win!!! lol!

adeegee
04-02-2005, 12:45 AM
Oh dear Roger won 6-4 6-3 against Andre and was in very good form. Rafa's in for a very tough time on Sunday...but good luck Rafa!

adelaide
04-02-2005, 12:47 AM
I'm definitely looking forward to this.. im excited and im anxious and nervous all at once. vamos rafael! im proud of him :angel:

euroka1
04-02-2005, 12:47 AM
Cheer!!! Make him run.

martirogi
04-02-2005, 01:08 AM
i thought rafa had a chance, but then i remembered it was 5 sets :tape:
2 is hard, but 3 sets from jesusfed

knight_ley
04-02-2005, 01:12 AM
GOOD LUCK IN THE FINAL RAFA!!!!!!

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!

VAMOS!!!!!!!

adelaide
04-02-2005, 03:01 AM
From ATPTennis.com: In the afternoon semifinal, 18-year-old Spaniard Rafael Nadal advanced to his first career ATP Masters Series final with an identical 6-4, 6-3 victory over unseeded countryman David Ferrer. Nadal also improved to 4th in the INDESIT ATP 2005 Race by reaching the final.

....we all know Race Rankings don't count (:angel: ), but WELL DONE RAFAEL!
good luck against Roger! It's going to be................ scary.................

Daniela_CABJ
04-02-2005, 03:25 AM
Rafa can win the final... I know he can do it... Everybody knows he can do it...
so...

Vamos Rafa!!! :yeah:

Chloe le Bopper
04-02-2005, 06:22 AM
I can't believe that he's already in his first big singles final. It was only two years ago that I thought "this kid's got some potential". I figured we'd be waiting at least another year for this. And that it would come on clay.

:bigclap:

chocc0
04-02-2005, 06:26 AM
wooohoooooo RAFA!!!!! U ROCK!!!!!

Björki
04-02-2005, 07:40 AM
Vamos Rafa :bounce: win the final pls :banana:

Carlita
04-02-2005, 07:41 AM
Q. What do you call your pants? Are they pedal‑pushers?
RAFAEL NADAL: No, it's okay. I like the shorts. It's comfortable. It's okay. I gonna play with the shorts all year, no.

Q. What do you call them?
RAFAEL NADAL: Pirates. :lol: so now we know :lol:


Q. Will you at all, if it is Federer in the final, be thinking back to that evening last year here?

RAFAEL NADAL: No, I think every match is different. And this is I have another year. I have 19 now...:scratch:

Q. 18 (laughter).
RAFAEL NADAL: No, I have 18 now (laughing):lol:

:rolleyes: Someone can't wait to grow up! :lol: :hug:

adeegee
04-02-2005, 09:05 AM
Rafa's english is great! It cracks me up I hope he doesn't become properly fluent it would take away the fun of his interviews.

He can stop saying "no" at the end of each sentence like most Spaniards though :D

ayena
04-02-2005, 12:37 PM
So he improved his English as well as his game??? :devil: That's good for him.
Now c'mon Rafa beat Roger he win enough last year :p
:bounce: Vamos Rafa :bounce:

~EMiLiTA~
04-02-2005, 12:59 PM
WOOOOOOOOW!!!! RAFAAAAAA!!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/discosmilie.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/discosmilie.gif http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/discosmilie.gif

I so cannot believe this!!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/crazy/mf_boff.gif I REALLY want him to win the final! Why does it always have to be Roger... :banghead: it will be tough, but let's hope Rafa can do it!! That's great he's up to 4th in the race...he's also up to 17 in the entry system, so he's finally into the top 20! :)

VAMOS RAFA!!! DALE!!!!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/jump_jump.gif

plum_juice10
04-02-2005, 01:36 PM
C'mon Rafa you can win against "the world number 1" Federer...and open a can of whoop ass!

Vamos vamos vamos!!! :clap2:

soso
04-02-2005, 02:26 PM
Beat him Rafaaaaaaa !!!!!!!

freesbee
04-02-2005, 03:01 PM
hee Rafa's English is so cutehttp://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/biggrin01.gif

When my mum heard he's playing the final she got this huge grin on her face :lol: quite funny to see!! Don't let her down Rafa!!lol Nobody deserves this win more than you!!!!

:bounce:

ataptc
04-02-2005, 03:35 PM
I saw his semis match on tv.. he was playing really well except the loss of concentration when he first served for the 1st set.. if he keeps it up(like how he was playing early in the 1st set) he might win the title! VAMOS rafa!!

adelaide
04-02-2005, 04:57 PM
I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow.

im so nervous right now. and the final's like 24 hours away.... and im freaking out already :scared:

i'm glad rafa deals well with pressure. im glad he knows how to get over things quite quickly. i don't know what's gonna happen, i dont think he's gonna be so easy for Roger (best out of 5 -- in whose favour does that work? im not sure :confused: ) but whatever happens, one thing i dont want to hear is, Rafael's overrated, overhyped, etc etc. I just want him to prove a point, more than I want him to win the title.

VAMOS RAFA! :)

Lenka
04-02-2005, 05:22 PM
Vamos RAFAAAAA!!! win the final! you can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

tennis4eva
04-02-2005, 09:14 PM
:banana: C'mon Rafa! You can do it! :banana:

NicoFan
04-02-2005, 09:49 PM
I looked up the weather - will be SUNNY and 74 degrees...totally perfect.

BUENA SUERTE RAFA!

eddie_hyden
04-03-2005, 12:52 AM
ok i cannot resist it, but today is my birthday amd rafa winning would be a great birthday present...

and i know what to wish for when i blow up those candles later...

cheers all!!

NicoFan
04-03-2005, 12:54 AM
Happy Birthday to you Eddie! :-)

I hope Rafa wins for your birthday too!

ataptc
04-03-2005, 04:23 AM
Happy Birthday Eddie! :)

Daniela_CABJ
04-03-2005, 04:35 AM
Happy birthday Eddie! :bdaycake:

Eruwen
04-03-2005, 07:21 AM
Happy birthday Eddie!

VAMOS Rafa! :bounce: Let's kick some ass today!

Carlita
04-03-2005, 08:50 AM
:aparty: happy birthday Eddie!! :aparty:


:woohoo:¡VAMOS RAFAEL!:woohoo:

The bears are here, so LET'S GO! :D
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loeliepoelie
04-03-2005, 09:23 AM
Happy Birthday Eddie!!!

And Gaby or Sjoukje, we don't get coverage do we? Just checking, don't want to watch the scoreboard all night and then be kicking myself that it was on tv after all!

Eruwen
04-03-2005, 10:06 AM
No, I checked the Eurosport teletekst... No coverage :awww: Just the usual boring stuff: curling, snooker (sorry Sjoukje :lol: )

They start playing at noon local time though, so at least I'll be able to follow the live scores at a decent time!

Carlita
04-03-2005, 11:08 AM
Well, I just made a phonecall to Eurosport.... goodness me.....

First tournaments (ATP) they will show are: Queens & Rosmalen, oh and of course RG, but that's ITF.

Anyway, what this guy wants me to believe:scratch:, is that 20% of people watching Eurosport are the ones who actually watch because they are tennisfans. The other 80% watch because they are bored...:confused: and they wanna see WTA!

So I said: but what's the fun in the no.1 player double bagling the no.3 of the world?! That's no match is it:( ??? And at the same time, you have the guys playing the most brilliant matches!!

But, they only look at what the public wants...so I said I chatted with people here on MTF, from all over Europe, and we all want ATP!

Sorry to disappoint you all here, but we don't want ATP....or so this idiot said... :fiery:

I continued: in 2003 we got lots of ATP...then in 2004 only WTA! I thought we could go back in 2005 or devide! But no, there's no money to be made for Eurosport showing ATP! Of course, the money issue! :(

I don't get it, I really don't..... why watch the boring WTA....(at least, 95% of the matches suck!) tennis fan or not.... Is it me???

They used to sometimes give us the semis and final of ATP tourneys... or a summary of the final....but no, not even that!!!

Eurosport pisses me off bigtime!!! :fiery:

loeliepoelie
04-03-2005, 11:15 AM
Hey Sjoukje, damn Eurosport!!!! So basically we in Holland are screwed... The NOS will only show the dutch players, so unless we suddenly have a top 10 player (don't hold your breath) we won't have any coverage there. And stupid Eurosport shows WTA so horny guys can.... (won't finish that sentence...)

I was hoping Sporza might do us a favour... They showed Kim last night, but then again, she's from Belgium....

~EMiLiTA~
04-03-2005, 11:33 AM
yeah...reminds me of the time i rang up channel 9 here in 2002 when they didn't show the US Open on tv...i mean come on, that's a grand slam and they didn't show it AT ALL. as it is the us open is crap for us because it's on in the middle of the night but at least we could tape the matches. the guy on the phone just told me "there's no demand for tennis and it's not worth buying the rights"...i was like, what do these ppl watch then? it's a grand slam! and the final was between sampras and agassi, whether u like them or not, they're 2 greats of the game, and they didn't even show THAT! i couldn't believe it!!

apparently last year here they didn't show any RG either...i don't know cos i was living in Spain where i luckily had good eurosport coverage and also went to the tournament for a few days...but i was pissed they didn't show wimby...

Carlita
04-03-2005, 11:43 AM
Hey Sjoukje, damn Eurosport!!!! So basically we in Holland are screwed... The NOS will only show the dutch players, so unless we suddenly have a top 10 player (don't hold your breath) we won't have any coverage there. And stupid Eurosport shows WTA so horny guys can.... (won't finish that sentence...)

oh he even made a suggestion to switch to Eurosport 2!! :rolleyes: So I told him: A. we only have it now so we can see what we're (not) missing... B. It's the same as Eurosport 1!!! No ATP only WTA!!!!! And 80% of the programs is the news....:(

And when he said: 'before I answer your question, there's too much tennis on Eurosport at the moment' I thought I was going to explode!!! :fiery:

So, yeah Louise, we're screwed! Unless we take out an expensive subcription to god knows what, or buy a satellite thingie or something...... :sad:

~EMiLiTA~
04-03-2005, 11:50 AM
btw happy birthday eddie and welcome to the Rafa forum! :yeah:

NicoFan
04-03-2005, 12:45 PM
I'm in NY and we're getting the Rafa match on ESPN.

If there's anything I think you all will find interesting during the match, I'll have the site up and will post it.

Surprised you're not getting it on Eurosport - that's a definitely bummer - and I've wanted to move to Europe because I thought you had better tennis coverage than we do! ;)

~EMiLiTA~
04-03-2005, 01:00 PM
oh wow!! lucky u!! enjoy it!

loeliepoelie
04-03-2005, 01:51 PM
Sjoukje, you have Eurosport 2??? I only have the ordinary Eurosport...

My mate is considering getting sky digital, I will then pay extra for the sports channels. And sky sports does show TMS events, so that's great! Bad news is that this mate of mine lives in Germany...

Carlita
04-03-2005, 02:26 PM
We only get it for a few months, as a taster....not that it's any good mind you..:rolleyes:

Can we get those channels in Holland?? I'll pay for tennis!!!!!!
:bounce:

Mount Goddess
04-03-2005, 03:40 PM
I am getting to see the match on Sky Sports 2. If I can get my dad to turn over the football that is!!

adelaide
04-03-2005, 03:55 PM
nervousanxiousjumpyexcited omg vamos rafa!!!

liptea
04-03-2005, 03:58 PM
nervousanxiousjumpyexcited omg vamos rafa!!!

bouncingdancingjumping3 MINUTES!!!!

:woohoo: for the Cute Rafa. :hearts: Good Fetus.

freesbee
04-03-2005, 03:59 PM
I was hoping Sporza might do us a favour... They showed Kim last night, but then again, she's from Belgium....

Sporza is stupid :p I think they have no idea what "ATP" means, all they care for is Kim Clijsters (thank god we still got her!). And we were VERY lucky to see that final, just like the one from Indian Wells! They're improving their tennis coverage, but sadly only for WTA.

But I will shut up now about that and cheer for Rafa!!! come on little man :banana:

loeliepoelie
04-03-2005, 03:59 PM
Sjoukje, Sky Digital is an english satellite thingie. It's pretty expensive, loads of people in England have it. But I think you need an address in England to which they send the bills and stuff. But if you are seriously interested you should check it out!! :)

NicoFan
04-03-2005, 04:06 PM
They've just taken the court.

Fashion report - Rafa is wearing his orange shirt, white pirate pants, and white headband.

NicoFan
04-03-2005, 04:12 PM
They had a tape of Rafa talking about Roger - he said that he beat Roger last year in Miami because he played aggressively. Says that he has been doing that this year, and needs to do it again today against Roger.

His coach/uncle says that Rafa's best attribute is his attitude - he has a big heart. Says in order for Rafa to win he has to hit ball higher than normal and get higher percentage of second serve points won.

And match is about to begin!!!

VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NicoFan
04-03-2005, 04:15 PM
Typo - should be harder not higher :-)

freesbee
04-03-2005, 04:16 PM
omg, am I seeing this right? a break for Rafa?

Mount Goddess
04-03-2005, 04:18 PM
Yeah come on rafa