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Thursday Order of Play & Results

TennisHack
02-26-2003, 08:49 PM
Order of play for THURSDAY 27 February

Center Court -- Matches start at 2 pm

Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs Rainer Schuettler (GER)
Hicham Arazi (MAR) vs Yevgeny Kafelnikov (RUS)

Not before 7 pm
Roger Federer (SUI) vs Maximilian Abel (GER)
Attila Savolt (HUN) vs Ivan Ljubicic (CRO)


Court 1 -- Matches start at 4 pm

Dominik Hrbaty/Sjeng Schalken (SVK/NED) vs Jiri Novak/Petr Pala (CZE/CZE) OR Jonas Bjorkman/Todd Woodbridge (SWE/AUS)
Mahesh Bhupathi/Max Mirnyi (IND/BLR) vs Fabrice Santoro/Nenad Zimonjic (FRA/SER)
Leander Paes/David Rikl (IND/CZE) vs Yevgeny Kafenikov/Tommy Robredo (RUS/ESP)

Sjengster
02-26-2003, 08:52 PM
Good, if I'm right about the Eurosport coverage then I'll finally get to see Roger play for once. It's just typical - he's been in some of the best form of his career over the past few weeks, and I haven't been able to see any of it.

God, I can't wait for Sky's coverage of the Masters Series...

RaVeR
02-26-2003, 08:52 PM
Good luck to Ivan Ljubicic!

Nymeria
02-26-2003, 08:52 PM
Good luck Roger and Max

Scotso
02-26-2003, 11:19 PM
go Rainer :D

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 09:18 AM
Max Mirnyi (BLR) - Rainer Schuettler (GER) 2:0

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 09:19 AM
Max 2:1

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 09:22 AM
Max 3:1

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 09:26 AM
Max 3:2

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 09:32 AM
Max 4:3

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 09:40 AM
Max 5:4

Layla
02-27-2003, 09:41 AM
Hey, the match is live on Eurosport! :eek: That wasn't in the original program.

GO RAINER!

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 09:45 AM
Max 5:5

Layla
02-27-2003, 09:45 AM
Rainer broke back! :)

5-5

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 09:48 AM
Schuttler 6:5

Awesome4hand
02-27-2003, 09:49 AM
Go Schuettler!! Tame the beast!

Layla
02-27-2003, 09:56 AM
6-6

Tie-break time!

Layla
02-27-2003, 09:59 AM
Schüttler leads 3-2* in the tie-break.

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:01 AM
Schüttler leads 5*-3 in TB.

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:03 AM
5-5

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:03 AM
Mirnyi leads 6-5*

Set point!

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 10:05 AM
Schuttler 7:6

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:06 AM
Schüttler wins the first set 7-6(6)! :bounce:

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:12 AM
Mirnyi 1-0* in the second set.

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:14 AM
Mirnyi 1*-1

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:21 AM
Mirnyi 2-1*

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:27 AM
Mirnyi breaks and leads 3*-1 in the second set.

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:33 AM
:eek: Max went from 40-0 to losing his service game. :( Rainer breaks back.

Schüttler leads 7-6 2*-3

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:36 AM
Love service game for Rainer.

Rainer leads 7-6 3-3*

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:40 AM
Max holds and leads 4-3* in the second set.

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:42 AM
:eek: Max breaks to love! :eek:

Mirnyi leads 5*-3 and will serve for the set. :(

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:51 AM
Rainer breaks back after some unbelievable saves of Max's smashes! :D It's the second set all over again.

Mirnyi still leads 5-4*. Rainer serves to stay in the set.

Layla
02-27-2003, 10:55 AM
Pfffft, after all that Rainer got broken. :(

Mirnyi 6-7 6-4

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:04 AM
Mirnyi 1*-1 in the third set.

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:10 AM
Mirnyi 2-1*

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:12 AM
Here we go again! Max breaks to take a 3*-1 lead. :(

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:17 AM
Mirnyi leads 4-1*

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:18 AM
Rainer holds to love this time.

Mirnyi leads 4*-2

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:28 AM
Rainer breaks back and levels the match.

Mirnyi leads 6-7 6-4 5-4*

Rainer serves to stay in the match.

lin
02-27-2003, 11:29 AM
come on Max, finish it :)

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:30 AM
Rainer holds to love.

5-5

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:36 AM
Mirnyi leads 6-5*

Once again Rainer will serve to stay in the match. Can he do it?

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:40 AM
Yes he can.

6-6 another tie-break

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:42 AM
Mirnyi leads 3*-1 in TB

warfreakbix
02-27-2003, 11:43 AM
Go Marat! :bounce:

Opps sorry, he's out of the tourney :fiery:

Go Max, no tie-breaks please!!!! :D

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:44 AM
Mirnyi leads 4*-3 in TB

warfreakbix
02-27-2003, 11:44 AM
Tie-break :D

Go Max, win this thing!!! :D

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:45 AM
Max handed the mini-break back. He still leads 5-4* though.

Come on Rainer!

warfreakbix
02-27-2003, 11:46 AM
Layla, are you watching the match live?

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:46 AM
Rainer leads 6-5*

Match point for Rainer on Max's serve!

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by warfreakbix
Layla, are you watching the match live?

Yes I am, it's on Eurosport.

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:47 AM
6-6

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:48 AM
Mirnyi leads 7-6*

Match point for Max!

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:48 AM
7-7 :)

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:49 AM
Rainer leads 8-7*

Another MP

warfreakbix
02-27-2003, 11:49 AM
Lucky you, I only have EuroSport News :fiery:

After the match, mind posting stats please!

Thanks! :D

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:50 AM
8-8 :(

lin
02-27-2003, 11:51 AM
come on Max, please win it !!

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:51 AM
Originally posted by warfreakbix
Lucky you, I only have EuroSport News :fiery:

After the match, mind posting stats please!

Thanks! :D

LOL, I can't write that fast. :o

Rainer gets a mini break! 9*-8

MP on his serve! Come on!

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:51 AM
Schüttler wins 7-6 4-6 7-6!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Sorry Max. :(

Layla
02-27-2003, 11:53 AM
Aces: Max 10 Rainer 2
Double faults Max 15 Rainer 2

Sorry, the stats were only on the screen for a few seconds. :(

warfreakbix
02-27-2003, 11:54 AM
Arghhh, I still bring bad luck :sad:

Congrats, Rainer!

lin
02-27-2003, 11:54 AM
Max :( :sad: you had one mp and lead 4-1 in 3rd set :mad:

well done Rainer though :)

warfreakbix
02-27-2003, 11:55 AM
Thanks Layla, 15 DF Max! :(

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 11:55 AM
Congrats to Rainier. :bounce: Could have gone either way in that tie break. Sorry, Max. :(

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 12:00 PM
Congrats to Rainer.

Awesome4hand
02-27-2003, 12:08 PM
The beast erratic game comes to the fore once again... he should have won that much... but congrats to Schuettler for not giving up..

Layla
02-27-2003, 12:12 PM
Kafelnikov vs. Arazi 1*-1

Layla
02-27-2003, 12:15 PM
Arazi breaks and leads 2*-1

Davay Zhenya!

maratski
02-27-2003, 12:16 PM
:sad: max

Awesome4hand
02-27-2003, 12:17 PM
C'mon Hicham!!! Kick his butt!

lin
02-27-2003, 12:19 PM
come on Hicham :)

Layla
02-27-2003, 12:20 PM
Kafelnikov breaks back. :) 2*-2

Layla
02-27-2003, 12:23 PM
Kafelnikov leads 3-2*

maratski
02-27-2003, 12:24 PM
are watching this match too Layla?

Layla
02-27-2003, 12:30 PM
Well, my TV is on but I'm only watching out of the corner of my eye because I'm buried in work. :(

Arazi breaks and leads 4*-3.

Layla
02-27-2003, 12:42 PM
Arazi 5*-4 he is serving for the set.

Layla
02-27-2003, 12:43 PM
Arazi wins the first set 6-4.

maratski
02-27-2003, 12:43 PM
come on hicham :bounce:

lin
02-27-2003, 12:45 PM
keep going Hicham :)

warfreakbix
02-27-2003, 12:47 PM
I see Layla, you're multi-tasking! :D

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 12:48 PM
Arazi 6:4 0:1

Layla
02-27-2003, 12:48 PM
Originally posted by warfreakbix
I see Layla, you're multi-tasking! :D

I am indeed. :D I'm also keeping track of Kratochvil's match in Copenhagen, because Michel is dearer to my heart than Zhenya or Hicham. ;)

Layla
02-27-2003, 12:57 PM
Kafelnikov leads 2-1* in the second set.

Arazi is on fire from what I can see.

Layla
02-27-2003, 01:01 PM
Zhenya leads 3-2*

Layla
02-27-2003, 01:05 PM
Kafelnikov 4-6 4-3*

This set is moving so fast! :eek:

King Aaron
02-27-2003, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by warfreakbix
Lucky you, I only have EuroSport News :fiery:



me too! :mad:

Layla
02-27-2003, 01:10 PM
Kafelnikov leads 5-4*

Layla
02-27-2003, 01:13 PM
3 set points for Kafelnikov! :)

Layla
02-27-2003, 01:14 PM
Fantastic play by Kafelnikov and he wins the second set 6-4! :bounce:

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 01:20 PM
1:1 in 3 set

Layla
02-27-2003, 01:21 PM
Arazi breaks to love and leads 2*-1 in the third set.

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 01:21 PM
Arazi 2:1

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 01:23 PM
Arazi 3:1

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 01:30 PM
arazi 4:2

Experimentee
02-27-2003, 01:31 PM
Come on Hicham

warfreakbix
02-27-2003, 01:31 PM
Go Zhenya, :D I'm using reverse psychology, since luck seems to have deserted me! :bounce:

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 01:32 PM
Arazi 4:3

Layla
02-27-2003, 01:33 PM
Arazi leads 4*-3

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 01:36 PM
Arazi 5:3

Layla
02-27-2003, 01:36 PM
Arazi leads 5-3*

Zhenya serving to stay in the match. Davay!

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 01:37 PM
Arazi 6:3

Layla
02-27-2003, 01:38 PM
Arazi wins 6-4 4-6 6-3

Zhanya :(

Congrats Hicham! :)

warfreakbix
02-27-2003, 01:38 PM
:bounce: The reverse psychology worked! :D

Wojtek
02-27-2003, 01:39 PM
Congrats Hicham :D

Experimentee
02-27-2003, 01:40 PM
Congratulations Hicham, finally he's got some good wins in a row!

maratski
02-27-2003, 01:40 PM
well done hicham :bounce: :D

Who does he face next?

Doris Loeffel
02-27-2003, 01:47 PM
Depends on who is going to win the next match.

But I hope it'll be Roger.

maratski
02-27-2003, 01:48 PM
Thanks

warfreakbix
02-27-2003, 01:48 PM
Go Roger!!! :bounce:

vaiva
02-27-2003, 01:49 PM
Well done Hicham :D

Finally!

Sorry Zhenia :sad:

vaiva
02-27-2003, 01:51 PM
Go Roger :D

Haven't seen him play for ages ;)

warfreakbix
02-27-2003, 01:53 PM
Ahhh, you've got coverage Vaiva?

lin
02-27-2003, 01:54 PM
well done Hicham :D

go Roger :)

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 01:56 PM
Good luck to Roger! I'll be watching you! :D

and congrats, Hicham. :) Nice hairdo!!!

Doris Loeffel
02-27-2003, 01:58 PM
And me has to work......

....now that finally Roger would be on TV again....

Gooo Roger goooo!!

warfreakbix
02-27-2003, 02:01 PM
Okay, I have to sleep now!

Go Roger, I hope to wake on very good news on your match! :bounce:

Experimentee
02-27-2003, 02:03 PM
Good luck Roger!

KFS
02-27-2003, 02:09 PM
Zhenya :sad:

vaiva
02-27-2003, 02:15 PM
Originally posted by warfreakbix
Ahhh, you've got coverage Vaiva?

yup, my dearest Eurosport ;)

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 02:15 PM
1-1 this Abel guy looks like a cross between Jarkko & Roddick! :D
and he's playing loose...

Go, Roger! :bounce:

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 02:16 PM
2-1 Roger

vaiva
02-27-2003, 02:17 PM
LOL, Mrs. B

For a moment I also thought it was Jarkko. But what Pandly-like do you see in him? maybe big FH? ;)

Doris Loeffel
02-27-2003, 02:18 PM
Gooo Roger goooo!!!

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 02:21 PM
2-2 Roger had bp there...

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 02:24 PM
3-2 Roger

Vaiva, don't u see some Pandy similarity too? and it's not the fh. ;)

Nymeria
02-27-2003, 02:24 PM
Goooo Roger!!!!! :bounce:
(By the way, is the match on eurosport?)

Doris Loeffel
02-27-2003, 02:28 PM
Apparently it is

and me is sitting in the office.....

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 02:30 PM
4-3 Roger

Nymeria
02-27-2003, 02:34 PM
I did want to watch tennis (I came back of school early to watch) I put on the tv, did take a book to do a bit for school too (I had to, because I had to be at school at that moment) And when I did check my e-mail for 5 minutes, my brother took the remote control :sad:

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 02:37 PM
5-4 Roger holds serve! C'monnn Rogz!!!!!!!!!

Doris Loeffel
02-27-2003, 02:37 PM
And that scoreboard is soooooooooo slow....

RogiFan
02-27-2003, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by Legolas
I did want to watch tennis (I came back of school early to watch) I put on the tv, did take a book to do a bit for school too (I had to, because I had to be at school at that moment) And when I did check my e-mail for 5 minutes, my brother took the remote control :sad:

Hi guys!

What's w these brothers?

Popping in for a sec to cheer on Rogi... what's happening? He better win this match... but looks like Hicham's playing well again, for a change!! Or did Kafel just crap out?? Too bad for Max but Schuettler can be a nuisance.

Also cheering for Robredo AND Lopez! :rolleyes: Ay! Why can't they play other guys?

HOPP, ROGI!!!! :D

bfn!

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 02:42 PM
6-4 Roger

C'monnn, step on it!!!!!!

:bounce:

Nymeria
02-27-2003, 02:44 PM
Roger :D :bounce:

Doris Loeffel
02-27-2003, 02:44 PM
Now get that second set as well!!

Allleezzz Roger!!

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 02:46 PM
Roger leads 1-0, 2nd set

RogiFan
02-27-2003, 02:46 PM
:) How's our Rogi looking today? [I mean, how is he playing? He always looks good no matter what!]

bye again! ;)

P.S. Rogi, just win it easily pls!

Where's ILR???

Nymeria
02-27-2003, 02:54 PM
What is the score now? Oh, I wished I could watch the match!!!!

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 02:54 PM
1-1 RF had 4 bp opportunities there...

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 02:56 PM
2-1 Roger

Nymeria
02-27-2003, 02:59 PM
How is Rogi playing?
Go and win your match Rogi, hopefully I can see your match of next round then!!!!!! (I hate my brother :fiery: :mad: )

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 03:00 PM
2-2 and the rain's falling down...

Doris Loeffel
02-27-2003, 03:00 PM
Gooo Roger break him now!!

Doris Loeffel
02-27-2003, 03:01 PM
oppps to late...

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 03:04 PM
3-2 Roger

Nymeria
02-27-2003, 03:05 PM
Goooo Roger :bounce:
(I have to go to the livescores on internet, but I think I will just follow the scores here)

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 03:08 PM
4-2 there's the break!!! :bounce:

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 03:11 PM
shit, Abel breaks back!

4-3 C'monn Rogz, FOCUS!

Nymeria
02-27-2003, 03:13 PM
Noooo Roger, Hold your serve!!!!! :bounce:

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 03:17 PM
4-4 f-ck, he had 3 bp there!!!!

Commonnnnnn!!!! this kid's a qualifier and you're letting him in! :mad:

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 03:19 PM
5-4 Wrap it up!!!!!

Nymeria
02-27-2003, 03:20 PM
Come on Roger!!! you have to make those bp's!!!!

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 03:22 PM
5-5 :(

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 03:23 PM
6-5 love game. Pls. no tie breaks

Doris Loeffel
02-27-2003, 03:27 PM
Come on Roger break him again!!
Gooo for it you can do it!!

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 03:28 PM
7-5 YESSSS!!!!!!!

Nymeria
02-27-2003, 03:29 PM
Roger!!!!! :bounce:

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 03:30 PM
The German qualifier with the Becker strut had double fault on that 2nd match point...

whoooahhh, thankd God it didn't go to 3 sets.

RogiFan
02-27-2003, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by Mrs. B
7-5 YESSSS!!!!!!!

I'm back!

Finally, Rogi! What took you so long??!

He's into the QFs but now has to face Arazi [w the AA hairdon't]! Watch out, Rogi! ;)

Doris Loeffel
02-27-2003, 03:33 PM
Finally!!
Well done Roger.

Now good luck tomorrow against Arazi!!

vaiva
02-27-2003, 03:34 PM
Well done Roger :D

Roger vs Hicham :hearts:
I hope Eurosport will show this match tomorrow

Sjengster
02-27-2003, 03:41 PM
Hmm, not the most convincing performance from Federer, was it? He was 3/14 on converting breakpoints, something which also let him down at the Masters Cup against Hewitt - I think he took 5 out of 21 breakpoints in that match. Still, at least he said in the on-court interview afterwards that he could play better and that he'll have to against Arazi.

Judging by the way Arazi played against Kafelnikov, he's looking dangerous - he's probably playing better than that match at RG where he defeated Roger. Still, get past him and he has a good chance for a second title this year.

RaVeR
02-27-2003, 03:57 PM
Attila SAVOLT (HUN) 2
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) 2

go Ivan!

Nymeria
02-27-2003, 03:58 PM
Savolt??? Never heard of him. Goooo Ljubicic!!!

RaVeR
02-27-2003, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by Legolas
Savolt??? Never heard of him. Goooo Ljubicic!!!

I never heard of him,too;)

RaVeR
02-27-2003, 04:13 PM
Attila SAVOLT (HUN) 3
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) 4*

RaVeR
02-27-2003, 04:28 PM
Attila SAVOLT (HUN) 4
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) 6

Sjengster
02-27-2003, 04:38 PM
What, you mean you've never heard of Attila the Hun? Muscular guy, has a bandanna, wavy blond hair and a chiselled face that all make him resemble Thomas Enqvist. The only match I've seen him play was against Federer at the AO last year, where he was quite impressive but lost in straight sets. Oh, and he had the dubious distinction of losing first round at Wimbledon to Barry 'Bazza' Cowan, the man who took Sampras to five sets at Wimby the previous year.

RaVeR
02-27-2003, 04:48 PM
Attila SAVOLT (HUN) 4 3
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) 6 2*

RaVeR
02-27-2003, 04:54 PM
Attila SAVOLT (HUN) 4 3
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) 6 4*

:D

RaVeR
02-27-2003, 05:04 PM
Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO) def. Attila SAVOLT (HUN) 6-4,6-4

WD Ivan!
And,Good luck tommorow against Schuettler!

TennisHack
02-27-2003, 05:05 PM
Originally posted by Sjengster
What, you mean you've never heard of Attila the Hun? Muscular guy, has a bandanna, wavy blond hair and a chiselled face that all make him resemble Thomas Enqvist. The only match I've seen him play was against Federer at the AO last year, where he was quite impressive but lost in straight sets. Oh, and he had the dubious distinction of losing first round at Wimbledon to Barry 'Bazza' Cowan, the man who took Sampras to five sets at Wimby the previous year.

Attila Savolt (HUN)

http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/images/S608_AS.jpg

His first win of the year was this week over Henman.

LOL, and apparently his last for awhile ;)

Mrs. B
02-27-2003, 05:11 PM
Congrats to Ljubicic!

Nymeria
02-27-2003, 05:12 PM
Originally posted by Sjengster
The only match I've seen him play was against Federer at the AO last year.

It means I maybe saw him too, because I don't want to miss any match of Roger.

Sjengster
02-27-2003, 05:24 PM
Well, that was a pretty comfortable win for Ljubicic. But if Schuettler's back on form, which he seems to be judging by his victory today, he should roll over Ivan quite easily tomorrow. After all if he beat him indoors in Davis Cup in Croatia, a match on hardcourt in the desert heat should be no problem.

lin
02-28-2003, 12:03 AM
well done Roger :) :)

Awesome4hand
02-28-2003, 12:10 AM
Roger had an easy draw so far... wonder how he'll come up with stronger opponents? Who is he playing in the next round?