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NicoFan
04-30-2005, 12:08 PM
Great draw...excellent draw! :)

RODDICK, Andy USA (1) v RUSEDSKI, Greg GBR
COSTA, Albert ESP v Qualifier
Qualifier v BERDYCH, Tomas CZE
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP v DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS (14)
CORIA, Guillermo ARG (9) v GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI
KIEFER, Nicolas GER v HAAS, Tommy GER
MIRNYI, Max BLR v SANGUINETTI, Davide ITA (WC)
SANTORO, Fabrice FRA v NALBANDIAN, David ARG (8)

HENMAN, Tim GBR (4) v KUERTEN, Gustavo BRA
MASSU, Nicolas CHI v Qualifier
MELLO, Ricardo BRA v HRBATY, Dominik SVK
Qualifier v ROBREDO, Tommy ESP (13)
LJUBICIC, Ivan CRO (12) v ROCHUS, Olivier BEL
CARLSEN, Kenneth DEN v GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
Qualifier v SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
DI MAURO, Alessio ITA (WC) v AGASSI, Andre USA (6)

MOYA, Carlos ESP (7) v STARACE, Potito ITA (WC)
FISH, Mardy USA v SCHUETTLER, Rainer GER
MAYER, Florian GER v HORNA, Luis PER
SEPPI, Andreas ITA (WC) v JOHANSSON, Joachim SWE (10)
JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE (16) v LOPEZ, Feliciano ESP
SAULNIER, Cyril FRA v FERRER, David ESP
VOLANDRI, Filippo ITA v EL AYNAOUI, Younes MAR
BECK, Karol SVK v GAUDIO, Gaston ARG (3)

NADAL, Rafael ESP (5) v YOUZHNY, Mikhail RUS
Qualifier v MELZER, Jurgen AUT
Qualifier v SODERLING, Robin SWE
PAVEL, Andrei ROM v CANAS, Guillermo ARG (11)
STEPANEK, Radek CZE (15) v ANCIC, Mario CRO
LLODRA, Michael FRA v CHELA, Juan Ignacio ARG
Qualifier v ANDREEV, Igor RUS
NOVAK, Jiri CZE v SAFIN, Marat RUS (2)

adelaide
04-30-2005, 05:44 PM
his half seems much easier than the top half... :)

vamos rafa! :bounce:

Björki
04-30-2005, 06:35 PM
Vamos Rafa :bounce:

Blanco y Negro
05-01-2005, 01:01 AM
Vamos Rafa. What kind of surface are they going to play on in Roma? clay?

aj_m2009
05-01-2005, 01:14 AM
his half seems much easier than the top half... :)

vamos rafa! :bounce:

It does, but it benefits him so what do I care??? Vamos Rafi!!!

adelaide
05-01-2005, 02:02 AM
Vamos Rafa. What kind of surface are they going to play on in Roma? clay?
yep :) pretty red clay.

knight_ley
05-01-2005, 02:14 AM
VAMOS RAFAEL!!!!!!!! :woohoo:

~EMiLiTA~
05-01-2005, 11:14 AM
yes you're right...it's a good draw for Rafa!!!! vinga xiquet!! a por este torneo también!!!

Iza
05-01-2005, 01:18 PM
V!A!M!O!S! :banana: R :banana: A :banana: F :banana: A :banana: !!!

adelaide
05-01-2005, 03:22 PM
according to vamosrafael.com, Rafael was scheduled to play Agassi in an Exhibition match today in Rome :) that would have been fun!

and i found this on the site:
30/04/2005 17:58 - FIRST GLIMPSE OF RAFAEL NADAL

All eyes will be on Rafael Nadal tomorrow, Sunday May 1, with the big surprise of this year's clay court circuit taking on one of the biggest names in the game, Andre Agassi, in a friendly knock-about at 2pm in front the Castel Sant Angelo near Saint Peter's cathedral for the benefit of photographers and television crew.
The Spanish youngster, ATP number 7, comes to Rome with wins in Montecarlo and Barecelona under his belt.

aaaand a picture. :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/thewonderfulfuture/Rafa/pop_agassi_nadal05.jpg

ayena
05-01-2005, 04:26 PM
It will be for sure fun to watch that match!!! Shame that it isn't at TV. Anyway we will see how well Rafa can play against Andre ;)

alexito
05-01-2005, 06:48 PM
rafa will be carefull, he will think in RG. if he win every tournament, in RG he will be tired.

aj_m2009
05-01-2005, 10:15 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/thewonderfulfuture/Rafa/pop_agassi_nadal05.jpg

Could Agassi make up his mind what PJ he wants to use? Now he is back to the Radical PJ when he was using the Instinct PJ in Houston.

knight_ley
05-02-2005, 12:54 AM
Rafa ............. :inlove:

chocc0
05-02-2005, 08:56 AM
coolness
Vamos!

loeliepoelie
05-02-2005, 10:37 AM
I just noticed something, it really is a miracle!!! Check the doubles draw:

Knowles/Nestor - bye
Suk/Pavel - Damm/Stepanek
Johansson/Ljubicic - Etlis/Rodriguez
Llodra/Santoro - bye
Black/Ullyett - bye
Novak/Robredo - Gonzalez/Massu
Johansson/Safin - Cermak/Friedl
Bhupathi/Woodbridge - bye
Paes/Zimonjic - bye
Bracciali/Galimberti - Melzer/Roddick
Erlich/Ram - Aspelin/Perry
Bryan/Bryan - bye
Arthurs/Hanley - bye
Ferrer/Hrbaty - Hood/Knowle
Seppi/Starace - Arnold/Palmer
Bjorkman/Mirnyi - bye

No Rafa!!! Finally he's taking our advice and not playing doubles!!! Save his energy for singles and play doubles occasionally, but not at every tourney!!

ataptc
05-02-2005, 03:15 PM
:banana: no doubles! finally he can concentrate on his singles, especially with a draw like that.. vamos rafa!!

sonia
05-02-2005, 03:34 PM
VAMOS RAFA!!! :worship:

User id 7816
05-02-2005, 06:13 PM
today ;)

ayena
05-02-2005, 06:15 PM
:bounce: Vamos Rafa!!! :bounce:

soso
05-02-2005, 07:49 PM
Thankssss

adelaide
05-02-2005, 08:50 PM
thanks Alma :hug:

alexito
05-02-2005, 11:35 PM
yessssssssssssssssssssss, only single.

~EMiLiTA~
05-03-2005, 12:28 PM
yes, great to see he's not playing doubles! :woohoo:

ataptc
05-03-2005, 01:17 PM
awesome pic, thanks Alma :kiss:

adelaide
05-03-2005, 04:54 PM
he won the first set 6-0 :) keep it up Rafael!

ayena
05-03-2005, 04:59 PM
6:0 in just 22 minutes :bounce:
Isn't Youzhny the one with who Rafa was paying hard, five-sets match at AO this year?? :angel:

adelaide
05-03-2005, 05:01 PM
6:0 in just 22 minutes :bounce:
Isn't Youzhny the one with who Rafa was paying hard, five-sets match at AO this year?? :angel:
that match was amazing......... when it was match point youzhny, i was spazzing out so bad. hahaha. i was so excited and bouncy. it was great.

Rafael's improved so much over the past few months :)

ayena
05-03-2005, 05:32 PM
:bounce: He won!! 6:0, 6:2. Great result!!! :bounce:

Carlita
05-03-2005, 05:39 PM
:bigclap: BRAVO RAFA!!! :bigclap:


Is there no end to this puppy's energy?? :lol:

victoria_maraude
05-03-2005, 05:55 PM
Great win for Rafa!!! 6-0 6-2 over Youzhny. Do you know who is he playing next? Vamos Rafa!!!!

Eruwen
05-03-2005, 05:56 PM
today ;) Cute! :hearts:

And well done Rafa! :yeah:

martirogi
05-03-2005, 07:10 PM
vamos :dance: :dance: :dance:

alexito
05-03-2005, 09:43 PM
round 2, in court pallacorda, 4th match, nadal vs hanescu

victoria_maraude
05-04-2005, 02:14 AM
round 2, in court pallacorda, 4th match, nadal vs hanescu

Looks like a pretty easy match for Rafa.

alexito
05-04-2005, 02:39 AM
nadal is favorite, but the match will be playing, all day are different.

knight_ley
05-04-2005, 05:08 AM
vamos rafa!!!!!!! :bounce:

~EMiLiTA~
05-04-2005, 09:07 AM
good easy win for Rafa! that's what he needs!!! mucha suerte contra Hanescu! :kiss:

ataptc
05-04-2005, 01:48 PM
well done rafa :)

Is there no end to this puppy's energy?? :lol:
I hope so! ;)

alexito
05-04-2005, 05:30 PM
1st set nadal vs hanescu 61 in 28 minute

alexito
05-04-2005, 06:03 PM
nadal def hanescu 61 61 in 1hs 3 minutes
well done rafaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

knight_ley
05-04-2005, 06:30 PM
:woohoo:

soso
05-04-2005, 06:39 PM
Oh Greattttt !!!!! well done !! i think the next is Marat or the other player who will play with him tonight

Björki
05-04-2005, 06:41 PM
well done Rafa :woohoo:

adelaide
05-04-2005, 06:42 PM
next up is Guillermo Canas :) Rafa beat him down in South America sometime in February. Good luck Rafa :D

alexito
05-04-2005, 11:15 PM
thursday central court last match, rafa vs cañas :mad:
I like cañas, but I want rafa win roma

ataptc
05-05-2005, 07:06 AM
It's a night match on central court.. Vamos!!

~EMiLiTA~
05-05-2005, 02:01 PM
another easy match!!! bien hecho Rafa!!! a por Guillermo!!! :bounce:

alexito
05-05-2005, 02:29 PM
I will see the match in espn live!!!!!!!!!!!

~EMiLiTA~
05-05-2005, 02:35 PM
oh cool alexito!! u can tell us how he plays then!

CocoT_Do
05-05-2005, 03:30 PM
Vamos Rafa win this match and then Roma :worship:

alexito
05-05-2005, 08:43 PM
nadal def cañas 63 61!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rafa , you are the best
god bless and protec RAFAEL NADAL

Neely
05-05-2005, 08:58 PM
breezing, incredible!

adelaide
05-05-2005, 09:15 PM
it's his eighth consecutive quarterfinal :) vamos rafa! :bounce:

Carlita
05-05-2005, 09:15 PM
:eek: My goodness! He means business, doesn't he?! :lol:

VAMOS LIL MAN!!!! :bounce:

chocc0
05-05-2005, 09:52 PM
wooohooo vamos

martirogi
05-05-2005, 10:59 PM
:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: after he wins the title i hope he rests until roland garros

knight_ley
05-05-2005, 11:09 PM
:woohoo:

alexito
05-05-2005, 11:34 PM
:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: after he wins the title i hope he rests until roland garros
I hope too.

Mimi
05-06-2005, 02:48 AM
win the title, little nadal :yippee: :woohoo: :dance: :bigclap: :music:

jacobhiggins
05-06-2005, 05:21 AM
Little Nadal? The kids huge and is gonna keep growing!

Mimi
05-06-2005, 06:41 AM
i mean he looks very little, just like 14, i know he has powerful arms :devil:
Little Nadal? The kids huge and is gonna keep growing!

maratgirl
05-06-2005, 07:31 AM
:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: after he wins the title i hope he rests until roland garros

rafa and skip a tourney? that are two things that don't work together :p

~EMiLiTA~
05-06-2005, 12:11 PM
ANOTHER EASY VICTORY!!!! wheeeeeeeeee!!!!!! VAMOS RAFA BEAT RADEK NOW!!!!!!! *giddy*

NicoFan
05-06-2005, 04:33 PM
Oh no, what is happening with El Nino???? :bigcry: He lost the first set to Stephanak - who does this guy think he is trying to beat Rafa??? :mad:

Carlita
05-06-2005, 04:34 PM
:smash: RAFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA:smash:


Come on now!!!! :bounce: who's the cutest naranja around?? GET HIM! :bounce:

NicoFan
05-06-2005, 04:37 PM
who's the cutest naranja around??

Darn right! There's only one cute naranja, and he should win all the time (well unless he's playing my Nico)... ;)

Carlita
05-06-2005, 04:37 PM
Darn right! There's only one cute naranja, and he should win all the time (well unless he's playing my Nico)... ;)Or Nando:p

alexito
05-06-2005, 04:40 PM
noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
first set lost, rafaaaaaaaaaa come onnnnnnnnnnnn

NicoFan
05-06-2005, 04:41 PM
Or Nando:p

Yes, how could I forget... :banghead: lol!

The other cute bug... :)

ayena
05-06-2005, 04:42 PM
Yeah Nando is cute :inlove: Bur hey Rafa is losing here. Do we want Nando Rafa final??
C'mon sunshine!! :bounce: You were winning with much more stronger players!!! You can let Radek win with you now!!! GET HIM :bounce:

NicoFan
05-06-2005, 04:48 PM
This is more like it Rafa sweetie - up 2-0!!!

We do want a Rafa/Fer final!!!

Carlita
05-06-2005, 04:50 PM
Yes, how could I forget... :banghead: lol!

The other cute bug... :):haha:

ayena
05-06-2005, 04:58 PM
4:0.. That's better :bounce:

NicoFan
05-06-2005, 05:03 PM
How could we have ever doubted our Rafa...

he's rolling in the 2nd set 5-1...

Carlita
05-06-2005, 05:05 PM
It's good he actually gets to play from time to time!!! :lol: Must not get everything too easy now!!!!

6-1:woohoo:

alexito
05-06-2005, 05:17 PM
now is good, 6 1 second set

alexito
05-06-2005, 05:39 PM
yesssssssssssssssssss
nadal def stepanek 57 61 61
congratulations rafaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
now I hope coria will lose.

Jorge
05-06-2005, 05:41 PM
Radek "Handsome" Stepanek took out one set from Rafa just to be crushed 6-1 6-1 later in the 2nd and 3rd set :eek:

Now is Ferrer's turn and although David is playing great and I like him, I don't see Ferrer beating Rafa.
Wouldn't be great to see Rafa vs Agassi? We have seen already Rafa vs Coria but not Rafa vs Baldy. Hopefully that will be the great final *fingers crossed*

Carlita
05-06-2005, 05:43 PM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay :woohoo: little man!!!! :bounce:


Jorge, I want a Nadal-Verdasco final please with Nando the winner :angel: (seeing Rafa already won so much ;) )

ayena
05-06-2005, 05:44 PM
:woohoo: Has he make us nervous in first set?? If he was planning to win next two to 1?? :hug:
Hopefully that will be the great final *fingers crossed*
How about Rafa vs. Nando? Enough great?? :lol:

eddie_hyden
05-06-2005, 05:47 PM
glad rafa won. i was having fit watching through first set lol..

hey, noticed he wrote "T.I.F" when signing the camera after the match..any idea what's that??

cheers all!

Jorge
05-06-2005, 05:49 PM
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay :woohoo: little man!!!! :bounce:


Jorge, I want a Nadal-Verdasco final please with Nando the winner :angel: (seeing Rafa already won so much ;) )
well, yeah Verdasco is a good option as well but I'd prefer to see the young wonder vs the legend :cool:

eddie_hyden
05-06-2005, 05:50 PM
btw, i'd prefer nadal vs agassi in the final. he could learn some pointers or two with this tennis legend..

..and i hope he'll win it as well :)

CocoT_Do
05-06-2005, 07:36 PM
waow he's very good I'm just wondering who can be able to stop him who have beat him on clay this year?? Is Andreev the only one??? Vamos win Roma por favor !! :worship:

alexito
05-06-2005, 08:35 PM
mmmm I don't think agassi beat coria in clay, agassi always def coria in hard.

adelaide
05-07-2005, 12:27 AM
:woohoo: well done Rafael! :D

martirogi
05-07-2005, 03:53 AM
3 tms finals in a row :eek:

mr.nadal you are insane.

Mimi
05-07-2005, 04:04 AM
he got to the final already? :confused:
3 tms finals in a row :eek:

mr.nadal you are insane.

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 12:44 PM
No...jumping the gun there.

I'm watching him play right now on TV - and its a live match.

He's up a break 3-2 in the 1st.

And looking hot as usual.

Thank goodness for our RAFA - with the bad draws for all my other favorites in Hamburg, I wouldn't have anyone to follow if it wasn't for the cute nino.

Eruwen
05-07-2005, 01:10 PM
Rafa!!! What are you doing? VAMOS!! :bounce:

Carlita
05-07-2005, 01:11 PM
:smash: well he's lost the first set:fiery: so the final is far away!!!

RAFAAAAAAA WAKE UP LITTLE NARANJA!:bounce:

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:15 PM
Our Rafa doesn't seem quite know what to do with Ferrer today.

Well first bad draws in Hamburg (except Rafa), and now this.

Vamos sweetie...you can do it!!

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:20 PM
Yeay! He broke, he's up 2-1.

Rafa isn't looking better, but David as the announcer put it, collapsed out there.

But maybe Rafa will get some confidence because he was looking a tad lost out there. :-(

Odd to talk of Rafa looking confused and lacking confidence.

David is talking to himself now though.

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:25 PM
Broken back 2-2...the poor nino is really having his problems out there.

This just stinks... :-(

Carlita
05-07-2005, 01:28 PM
RAFAAAAAAAA POR FAVOR!!!!!!!! :bounce: You can do it cariño!!!!!!!!

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:31 PM
David is back playing strong...the collapse is over.

:-(

Vamos Rafa...figure this out!!!

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:36 PM
Up a break!

4-3 Rafa, Rafa to serve.

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

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:39 PM
Poor chico has a blister...oh my, its terrible looking.

They are putting stuff on it, and it really stung him - poor guy, he was making "it hurts" noises and shaking his hand.

:-(

Carlita
05-07-2005, 01:39 PM
:wavey: NicoFan, can you see the match on tv???


VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS Little Man!

Carlita
05-07-2005, 01:41 PM
:hug: aaaaaw no!!! Come on hun!!!! I still see the Marat blisters @RG.... :eek: Hope he can play on! :hug: :bounce:

Eruwen
05-07-2005, 01:42 PM
Poor chico has a blister...oh my, its terrible looking.

They are putting stuff on it, and it really stung him - poor guy, he was making "it hurts" noises and shaking his hand.

:-( :awww: Rafa :hug:

¡Vamos cariño! :bounce:

Iza
05-07-2005, 01:42 PM
Pleaseeeeeeeeee Rafa don't retire hunny please :sad:

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:43 PM
ARRRGGHHHH.

David breaks back...

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:44 PM
Yup, watching it.

Poor boy looks confused and bewildered by David's tactics.

And he won't retire...but it did look nasty that blister...yuck...

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:45 PM
And frustrated...

we can only hope that David gets tight, but have to say its not looking like that will happen :-(

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:46 PM
Have to say though...this may be good for him.

He's had a lot of easy matches.

If he wins, means that he learning how to figure it out if things aren't going well.

If he losses, Uncle Toni can coach him on how to figure it out.

Might be a good preparation for the French.

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:47 PM
Rafa breaks again!

Up 5-4.

Serving for the 2nd set!!!

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:51 PM
Phew...he's got the 2nd and he's looking so much better out there and David now is looking down.

Vamos RAFA in the 3rd!

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 01:52 PM
Maybe it was the blister that was bothering him, and now that it is wrapped, he's good to go.

Carlita
05-07-2005, 01:52 PM
:woohoo: come on baby!!! keep going!! :bounce:


I agree, it is good he HAS to play sometime! Not good for us though! :o :lol::rolleyes:

Eruwen
05-07-2005, 01:53 PM
:woohoo:


Come on Rafa... win win win! :bounce:

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:05 PM
UP a break!

WHOO HOO!

2-1!!!

And he really is looking soooo much better.

Selfishly, I really need him to win...I'm so bummed about Nico's and Fer's draws in Hamburg, don't laugh at me, but I feel like crying. One of the few times we have good TV coverage and was so hoping to see them a lot. Well at least I watched Fer twice here in Rome, and have seen a lot of Rafa (which of course is lovely too). I guess I shouldn't complain.

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:12 PM
Its like a woman's match.

Rafa breaks, then David breaks, then Rafa breaks again.

Rafa up 3-2, up a break, and will serve.

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:18 PM
A miracle...lol! A hold.

Its Rafa 4-2

eddie_hyden
05-07-2005, 02:18 PM
first yesterday against stepanek in 1st set, now against ferrer he seemed to be troubled again.

sth wrong with our nadal? or others has already found his weaknesses or sth?? i couldn't see this match against ferrer now so i can only guess...

vamos rafa!!

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:20 PM
Stepanek is having a good year - I did watch the match. He played tough in the first set...really good play by both players. But Stepanek couldn't keep it up the intensity of his game. And Rafa than just kept playing his steady great play and won.

But here he just was making a lot of mental errors, poor shot selection, and frustrated by David's game.

He just seems not himself today even now when he's winning again.

These things happen...even though we're getting used to him winning, he's still only 18 and learning the game.

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:22 PM
The announcer seems to think that the pressure got to Rafa in this match.

Don't know.

And still annoyed with this annnouncer for saying that our Fer needs to be "tougher"...lol! I like Fer just the way he is...

eddie_hyden
05-07-2005, 02:25 PM
Stepanek is having a good year - I did watch the match. He played tough in the first set...really good play by both players. But Stepanek couldn't keep it up the intensity of his game. And Rafa than just kept playing his steady great play and won.

But here he just was making a lot of mental errors, poor shot selection, and frustrated by David's game.

He just seems not himself today even now when he's winning again.

These things happen...even though we're getting used to him winning, he's still only 18 and learning the game.

i hope so.

hmm i guess as he keeps winning these days, we're used to put high hopes on him.

poor lil' nadal :)

vamos!! ...and cheers all!!

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:29 PM
Serving for the match!

Hold! Por favor!

Carlita
05-07-2005, 02:31 PM
And still annoyed with this annnouncer for saying that our Fer needs to be "tougher"...lol! I like Fer just the way he is...me too!! Don't change Fernando!!!! You're great the way you are! :hug:

eddie_hyden
05-07-2005, 02:36 PM
urrghh.. so near yet so far away...

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:37 PM
Oh shoot...broken back.

Got to give David credit - he's got heart.

5-5

Carlita
05-07-2005, 02:38 PM
:smash: RAFA!!!! :fiery: COME ON NOW!!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:40 PM
Oh sweet child, por favor, hold!

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:41 PM
Even though I'm going loco here...what a great rivalry this is turning out to be between these two...what an awesome match...kind of not appreciating it as much as I should because I want Rafa to win so much.

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:41 PM
15-0

Eruwen
05-07-2005, 02:42 PM
30-0... Vamos Rafa!!! :bounce:

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:43 PM
What a lucky bounce for Rafa!

30-0

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:44 PM
What an awesome passing shot by RAFA!!

40-15!!!!

Match point!

eddie_hyden
05-07-2005, 02:45 PM
ok match point. i'm getting frantic just looking at the live scoreboards...

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:45 PM
GANO!

Have a great Saturday todos and hopefully our RAFA will win tomorrow!

I'd rather see Andre with him in the finals...those drop shots of Coria are just toooo annoying for words.

Plus I like the old guy...lol!...just don't want him to win tomorrow!

NicoFan
05-07-2005, 02:46 PM
Ah, our boy is so sweet.

Nice little fist pump for the crowd...

Again though Ferrer is playing well. Like the way he played.

Eruwen
05-07-2005, 02:46 PM
:woohoo: Another final for Rafa! Well done! :banana:

Carlita
05-07-2005, 02:49 PM
:bounce: well done Little Naranja Man!! :woohoo:

Now get the title and get the number one spot in the champions race! :aparty:

eddie_hyden
05-07-2005, 02:50 PM
well done rafa! i must say being rafa fan is so satisfying nowadays lol..

ok now hope agassi will make it to final so we can see how rafa handles this tennis legend.

have a nice weekend everyone!

eddie_hyden
05-07-2005, 02:54 PM
:bounce: well done Little Naranja Man!! :woohoo:

Now get the title and get the number one spot in the champions race! :aparty:

i hope so, just that he'll still be behind federer by 10 pts even if he wins the final tomorrow if i'm not mistaken.

rafa will be playing in hamburg, right? will federer be playing too??

Carlita
05-07-2005, 03:00 PM
oh yeah...Rogi's in Hamburg:sad: He'll make my Nando's life "hell"...in round one :sobbing: I hope Nando surprises us all! (eventhough I like Roger too, but I like Nando better:D)

adelaide
05-07-2005, 03:01 PM
i hope so, just that he'll still be behind federer by 10 pts even if he wins the final tomorrow if i'm not mistaken.

rafa will be playing in hamburg, right? will federer be playing too??
yep :)

adelaide
05-07-2005, 03:09 PM
thanks NicoFan for the report : ))) here's my version. lol

Oh my. what an insane match. Heart failure. It was fun. David seemed to be in good control on his serves, but he somehow lost it somewhere in the second set. He had like 5 lets in a row and 2 or 3 (my memory fails me) in a row. And a lot of unforced errors. Once Rafael broke him down to love, all thanks to UEs. At some points in the match they were both so frustrated, Rafa kept screaming and David kept throwing his racquet. When Rafa got broken serving for the match, I somehow saw that coming but I heart failed. lol. I'm so glad he won. 13 breaks of serve... oh man.

For the second half of the match, Rafa wore the normal version of the shirt, no duct tape on the back. I noticed David was wearing a shirt that was half-short sleeve and half-three-quarters sleeve. :confused:

Rafa's blister on his left index finger is disgusting. I don't think it had time to fully recover from Miami :awww:

They both made some real nice shots and Rafael did some really cute Vamos's. :banana: Rafa signed the Camera, and I think he tried writing something but I couldn't make anything out of it. :P

ataptc
05-07-2005, 03:37 PM
:banana: another final in as many weeks :) Cant wait to catch the match on delayed telecast.. Hope his opponent will be coria - it'll be fun to watch them battle it out again :)

eddie_hyden
05-07-2005, 03:51 PM
They both made some real nice shots and Rafael did some really cute Vamos's. :banana: Rafa signed the Camera, and I think he tried writing something but I couldn't make anything out of it. :P

well.. after winning match against stepanek, our rafa did write sth like "t.i.f." when signing the camera, whatever that means..

Carlita
05-07-2005, 03:53 PM
http://images.sportsline.com/u/ap/photos/XDS104050711_lower.jpg

BOUNCE :lol:

knight_ley
05-07-2005, 03:57 PM
:bounce:

Neely
05-07-2005, 04:03 PM
BIG FIST PUMP ;) :bounce:

alexito
05-07-2005, 04:50 PM
yessssssss rafaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
final againnnnnnnn
I hope will def coria

eddie_hyden
05-07-2005, 04:57 PM
Asked who he would like to play, he replied: "I want to play Agassi before he retires. He's one of the best players in history and I've never played him before."

hmm..too bad that's not gonna happen this year in rome. poor rafa...

let's hope he recovers from his fatigue and blood blister on his fingers timely and beats coria again in the final.

though i have a feeling it's gonna be harder than godo's final...

Blanco y Negro
05-07-2005, 05:05 PM
Muy bien Rafa...Estas jugando como un campeon.

VAMOS

adelaide
05-08-2005, 02:19 AM
oooh! he apparently wrote "RN 6" as in 6th final this year. lol :):):)

liptea
05-08-2005, 04:48 AM
OMG do you see that Fetus go?

That boy makes my heart feel all happy, like it's taking a bubble bath or something. I'm actually making friends who have the tennis channel tape the final for me..

~EMiLiTA~
05-08-2005, 07:24 AM
another final for Rafa!!! unbelievable!!! hope he'll be ok physically. Looks like it was a great match against David. If David hadn't been playing Rafa, I'd have wanted him to win cos i like him too...but in this case, Rafa's the man!!! It won't be easy against Coria...I'm a little scared about this...the Germ will be out for revenge :scared: and it's best of 5 sets...ugg....VAMOS RAFA!!! http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/huepfend/456.gif

eddie_hyden
05-08-2005, 12:31 PM
ok gonna stay in front of tv from 10.30pm tonite local time.

he did seem mentally fatigue with numerous bad shot choices the last 2 matches, which could be due to so many matches he went through lately, or maybe those big nike swooshes all over his attire lately are too heavy to carry, lol...

vamos rafa!

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 01:23 PM
lol eddie! Man, they are huge those nike swooshes. At first I thought...ugly. But now getting to like them.

And buena suerte to El Nino. I'm getting a bit worried about him physically that he's getting tired, injured, etc. And mentally too like you said.

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 01:23 PM
And btw - put this on the suggestions board in the general section, but I think David Ferrer needs his own forum. He's doing great and he's part of the Spanish Armada too.

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 01:30 PM
They're about ready to come onto court - Guille's waiting for Rafa...lol!

Iza
05-08-2005, 01:43 PM
Buena suerte, Rafael ;) :bounce: !

Kill the weasel :fiery: :armed: !

Carlita
05-08-2005, 01:50 PM
:haha: kill the weasel??? :lol:

I like Guille!!! :)

but: VAMOS MY LITTLE
NARANJA MAN:banana:

Iza
05-08-2005, 01:54 PM
:haha: kill the weasel??? :lol:

I like Guille!!! :)

but: VAMOS MY LITTLE
NARANJA MAN:banana:


;) :lol: Okay, Rafa honey, don't kill the weasel, spare him his life for our dear Carlita :hug: ! But bagel him :rocker2: !
1-0* for our boy :bigclap:

Carlita
05-08-2005, 02:06 PM
;) :lol: Okay, Rafa honey, don't kill the weasel, spare him his life for our dear Carlita :hug: ! But bagel him :rocker2: !
1-0* for our boy :bigclap:

:haha: well, he can kick Guille's little butt of court! No problemo! :o Just no killing ;) :lol:

Bagels sound fine by me! :D Although Guille's got the 1 there, so not yet :p

Carlita
05-08-2005, 02:14 PM
:eek: RAFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! :smash:


Come on Little man!!!! re break!!!!!! :bounce: VAMOOOOOOS

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 02:31 PM
Whoo hoo! Things looking better out there. Broke back for 4-4.

I think the little pumpkin is tired...poor chico...

ataptc
05-08-2005, 02:33 PM
oooh! he apparently wrote "RN 6" as in 6th final this year. lol :):):)
awwww that's cute :angel:

ataptc
05-08-2005, 02:35 PM
I like guille too but I like rafa more :) vamos rafa!

eddie_hyden
05-08-2005, 02:39 PM
woo hoo 1st set 6-4 to our rafa!!

he seems to play better so far as compared to previous 2 matches.

and the big nike swoosh behind his back is gone.

ataptc
05-08-2005, 02:51 PM
and the big nike swoosh behind his back is gone.
I noticed too. Finally that hideous thing is gone :D

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 02:52 PM
Thanks for pointing it out.

Watching the match and didn't even notice...lol!

Carlita
05-08-2005, 03:02 PM
VAMOS RAFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!


:banana::banana::banana:

Get it back NOW :bounce:

Carlita
05-08-2005, 03:28 PM
:( I'm going to have dinner now, when I get back I expect the 3rd set to be Rafa's


VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS :bounce::woohoo::banana:

eddie_hyden
05-08-2005, 03:29 PM
oh god. lost 2nd set.

poor nadal.

all the more i think he should skip hamburg. he's burning out there.

ataptc
05-08-2005, 03:35 PM
poor rafa.. vamos and dig deep!

eddie_hyden
05-08-2005, 04:30 PM
what a long game...over 20 minutes and 11 deuces for rafa to break coria and get the 3rd set 6-3.

this is definitely bad for my heart lol..

ataptc
05-08-2005, 04:33 PM
Winning the set should give him a boost of confidence (and energy I hope).. Poor rafa he really looks exhausted!

Even though I really wanna continue watching, I have to sleep :( I'll cheer for him in my sleep then and hope to wake up with happy news. VAMOS RAFA!

Iza
05-08-2005, 04:39 PM
Coria broke early in the 4th set :ras: VAMOS RAFAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Win win win win :banana: :bounce: !!!

eddie_hyden
05-08-2005, 04:55 PM
Winning the set should give him a boost of confidence (and energy I hope).. Poor rafa he really looks exhausted!

Even though I really wanna continue watching, I have to sleep :( I'll cheer for him in my sleep then and hope to wake up with happy news. VAMOS RAFA!

oh no...hehe..

i'm gonna watch how the 4th set goes. i definitely cannot follow till 5th set, too late...

vamos rafa!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 04:55 PM
Hang in there, RAFA!!!!

Pobrecito!

VAMOS, RAFAEL!!!!

Carlita
05-08-2005, 05:13 PM
:bounce: Go Baby Go :bounce:

You can do this!!!! :banana:

Iza
05-08-2005, 05:25 PM
BREAK HIM NOW :rocker2: !!!!!!!!!!!!

Carlita
05-08-2005, 05:31 PM
ooooooooooooooooooooh boy!!! :bounce: :bounce:


FIFTH SET!! VAMOS LITTLE NARANJAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

:banana::banana::banana:

Iza
05-08-2005, 05:39 PM
I cannot believe it :sad: ...... Coria broke ....

VAMOS RAFA!!! Concentrate baby CON-CEN-TR8!

Carlita
05-08-2005, 05:49 PM
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/laola02.gif
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/laola02.gif
¡VAMOS!
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/laola02.gif
RAFAEEEEEEL
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/laola02.gif
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/laola02.gif

Carlita
05-08-2005, 05:50 PM
:scared: NO bagel!!! :scared:

VAMOS CARIÑOOOOOOOOO

:sad: :sad: :sad:

Iza
05-08-2005, 05:53 PM
I honestly think it's over :tears: ....

Carlita
05-08-2005, 05:54 PM
:hug: let's hug Iza :hug: :sobbing:


Come on BABY! fight fight fight!

Carlita
05-08-2005, 06:03 PM
:woohoo: one break back!!! Come OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON


RAFA RAFA RAFA:banana:

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:05 PM
Vamos, Rafa, 2-3, now break him back!!

Pobrecito Rafaelito!

Just try to hang in there!!

freesbee
05-08-2005, 06:05 PM
nooooooooooooooooooooo don't let evil coria get you!!!!!!!!!

:hug: BREAK BACK!

Iza
05-08-2005, 06:06 PM
:hug: let's hug Iza :hug: :sobbing:





:hug: :hug: :hug:


Just one more break Rafa baby ONE MORE!!!!!!!!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:08 PM
break him, RAFA!!!!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:10 PM
yes Rafa broke 3-all now!


vamos!

freesbee
05-08-2005, 06:11 PM
yessssssssssssssssssssssssssss :worship: clever boy

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:12 PM
Costa said Rafa has v good court sense... it shows, doesn't it?

Carlita
05-08-2005, 06:12 PM
:woohoo: yeah baby yeah :woohoo:


NOW CONCENTRATE AND GET GET GET WIN WIN WIN:bounce:

*gets all hot and bothered now* :lol:

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:14 PM
rafa just hold por favor!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:15 PM
i can't stand this...

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:16 PM
so important for rafa to hold here!!!

freesbee
05-08-2005, 06:17 PM
yes 4-3 :yeah: vamos Rafa! :bigclap:

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:18 PM
vamos, rafa, hold hold hold!!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:19 PM
YES!!!!

now just break Guille!! he has to be somewhat rattled, no?

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:23 PM
oh well, guille held so it's 4-all...

crucial hold here, Rafa, just focus!!!

Carlita
05-08-2005, 06:25 PM
oooooooooooooooooooooooh is everyone freaking out like me??? :crazy: This is nervewrecking!!!!


VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OS

freesbee
05-08-2005, 06:27 PM
come on, for 5-4!!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:28 PM
just hold!!!!

Iza
05-08-2005, 06:29 PM
please Rafa make it 5-4!!!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:29 PM
send positive vibes!!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:30 PM
wow, 5-4 for Rafa!!

now to take a deep breath and break him!!!!!

Carlita
05-08-2005, 06:31 PM
:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: 5-4 come ooooooon:banana:


http://www.bethanimacoes.com/JGRJA-EM653-87RR8-KW56MQ-JA56BD/teenydolls/images/dollzinha_ba34.gifhttp://www.bethanimacoes.com/JGRJA-EM653-87RR8-KW56MQ-JA56BD/teenydolls/images/dollzinha_ba34.gifhttp://www.bethanimacoes.com/JGRJA-EM653-87RR8-KW56MQ-JA56BD/teenydolls/images/dollzinha_ba34.gif*good vibes*:worship:

Iza
05-08-2005, 06:31 PM
oooooooooooooooooooooooh is everyone freaking out like me??? :crazy: This is nervewrecking!!!!


VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OS


U should see me! :haha: I'm shoutin like mad! I think all my neighbors know the score :lol: ;)

Break now break now http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/waffen/16.gif

freesbee
05-08-2005, 06:31 PM
*sending positive vibes*

:banana: vamos Rafa!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:33 PM
positive vibes for rafa!!!!!!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:33 PM
come on, rafa!!

forza, rafa!

Iza
05-08-2005, 06:34 PM
See this Rafa http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/waffen/spankr.gif ! That's what you get if you don't http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/waffen/4579.gif Coria!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:35 PM
time for a big fat hold, rafa!

how can he do this??

Carlita
05-08-2005, 06:36 PM
http://www.bethanimacoes.com/JGRJA-EM653-87RR8-KW56MQ-JA56BD/teenydolls/images/dollzinha_ba34.gif

POSITIVE VIBES
FOR THE LITTLE NARANJA

:bowdown:

COME OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS

freesbee
05-08-2005, 06:40 PM
what does naranja mean?

Carlita
05-08-2005, 06:40 PM
sinaasappel :haha:

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:40 PM
vamos, rafa, now 6-5!!!!!

break that little argie!

Carlita
05-08-2005, 06:41 PM
VAMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOS


3 MORE POINTS :bounce: :banana: :dance: :woohoo:

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:43 PM
break him, break him!

thwart him!

finish him off!

freesbee
05-08-2005, 06:43 PM
sinaasappel :haha:

omg http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/lmfao.gif

freesbee
05-08-2005, 06:44 PM
MATCHPOINT

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:44 PM
come on rafa! do it!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:45 PM
do it NOW!!!!!!

Carlita
05-08-2005, 06:45 PM
go baby go baby go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Naranja Powerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr:bounce:

even after FIVE hours:eek:

Iza
05-08-2005, 06:45 PM
shooot.


Now get aniother one http://www.mysmilie.de/english/green/smilies/characters/5/118.gif

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:46 PM
what is happening? i can't stand it...

Iza
05-08-2005, 06:46 PM
omfg 5.00 hours since the match started :eek: :eek: :eek:

Carlita
05-08-2005, 06:48 PM
TIE BREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAK

I hate them:o

vamos baby

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 06:48 PM
Tiebreak!

2-0 Rafa

sonia
05-08-2005, 06:49 PM
Vamos Rafa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bigclap:

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 06:49 PM
2-1 Rafa - Rafa to serve - up a minibreak

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:49 PM
rafa, just do to him what he did to aa... put us and you out of our/your misery!!!

VAMOS!

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 06:49 PM
3-1 RAFA!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:50 PM
nice avatar, sonia! que lastima que fernando no haya ganado el GP hoy...

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 06:50 PM
4-1 RAFA

Jump and fist pump!

sonia
05-08-2005, 06:50 PM
5-1

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 06:51 PM
5-1 RAFA!

I'm feeling bad for Guille though...

freesbee
05-08-2005, 06:51 PM
*me acting Lleytonlike* C'MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

Carlita
05-08-2005, 06:51 PM
:bowdown: Please Lord Carlos......help him out here!! :bowdown:


5-1!!!!!!!!!!!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:51 PM
don't celebrate just yet, rafa... just a little more!

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:51 PM
RAFA!!!!

martirogi
05-08-2005, 06:51 PM
vamos :tape:

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 06:52 PM
5-2 Rafa

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:52 PM
vamos!!!

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 06:52 PM
Oh no 5-3 Rafa

I shouldn't have felt sorry for Guille...

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 06:53 PM
5-4 Rafa...

RogiFan88
05-08-2005, 06:53 PM
why feel sorry for guille?

vamos, rafa!!!!

martirogi
05-08-2005, 06:54 PM
wtf? fight fight fight

NicoFan
05-08-2005, 06:54 PM
What a fitting ending for this very close match...

Both guys are fighting so hard, but are soooo tired...

Back on serve.

freesbee
05-08-2005, 06:54 PM
:scared: :unsure:

Carlita
05-08-2005, 06:54 PM
:smash: Dont give it away now cariñooooooo


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