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The Beast's Cave: Thread for Mad Max Mirnyi!

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Nadie
09-08-2006, 08:05 AM
Arthur Ashe 11:00 AM

1.Men's Doubles - Semis
Ashley Fisher (AUS)/Tripp Phillips (USA) vs. Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[2]/Max Mirnyi (BLR)[2]


Good luck, Max and Jonas!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce:

Björki
09-08-2006, 04:28 PM
Jonas/Max def. Fisher/Phillips 6-1, 6-4 :woohoo:

Nadie
09-10-2006, 10:01 AM
Damm and Paes defeated Max and Jonas in final :crying2:
6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3 :eek:

WHY????????? What happened? I'm so unhappy.... :sad: :sad:

Björki
09-10-2006, 05:42 PM
I am unhappy too :sad:

They had 2-0 *40-0 in the second set.....

suertelina
09-11-2006, 12:03 PM
:awww: :crying2:

Alien
09-11-2006, 09:37 PM
Damm and Paes defeated Max and Jonas in final :crying2:
6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3 :eek:

WHY????????? What happened? I'm so unhappy.... :sad: :sad:

I don't know how they did that.... They should have won! :sad:

Nadie
09-13-2006, 08:49 AM
:sad:

suertelina
09-15-2006, 04:06 PM
thanks for the pics :)

bavaria100
09-16-2006, 08:34 PM
Yes, it's really disappointing that Max and Jonas lost their US Open final. :sad: I don't know why, but I already had the feeling that Damm/Paes were going to win this one. If I remember correctly, Max and Jonas lost against them in Montreal. It looks as if they are a bad match-up for them.

Nadie
09-17-2006, 10:21 AM
Max and Jonas lost against them in Toronto and in Australian Open quaterfinals :sad:

Nadie
09-29-2006, 01:27 PM
DC 2007 draw
Russia (s)
Chile (c)

France (s) (c)
Romania

Croatia (s)
Germany (c)

Australia (s)
Belgium (c)

Czech Republic (c)
USA (s)

Switzerland (c)
Spain (s)

Sweden
Belarus (s) (c) *

Austria (c) *
Argentina (s)


So matches will be held in Belarus... :woohoo: and probably Max vs Jonas in Davis Cup.. :devil:

Nadie
09-29-2006, 01:43 PM
Look what I've found in Belarussian media!!! :haha: :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:


Max Mirnyi opens a restaurant in Minsk

The firm dish of the restaurant will be the steak which name will be thought up by clients.

Well-known tennis player earns enough money on court, but...

-But you cannot live always playing tennis, - says Nikolay Mirnyi, father of Max. - So we decided to invest some money in a number of projects including restaurant business. Formal it's called not a restaurant but Сoffee Inn bar in Internatsionalnaya street.

-What will be guests regaled with?

-There'll be a lot of various dishes including our favourite steakes. There're without any names yet but we hope our clients will help us to devise them.

-The influence of American cuisine is felt.

-Yes, we brought the recipe books from America, which will be very useful for our cooks.

-And where are the cooks from?

-They're two competent young men from Belarus. We discuss courses on the menu and taste them together. And the Lithuanian pastry-cook has advised us on desserts.

-In what style the restaurant will be designed?

-It'll be classic. The design was made by the young lady from Minsk. It'll be one of the best interiors of the year. One of the rooms will be named Royal and in general the restaurant will be decorated in coffee-coloured and goldish colours.

-Why have you chosen such a name for the restaurant?

-It's stylish.

-And why don't you name it "V gostyah u Mirnogo" (be a guest of Mirnyi)?

-It's our first experience and if everything would be successfull maybe such a place will appear in Minsk.

-What kind of music will sound in a bar?

-It'll be light music in order to relax. By the way, we will send discs with this music along with invitations for the opening.

-How many places will be there?

-About forty. It will be a chamber restaurant, and regular customers will have VIP-cards.

-How will be waitresses chosen? Captiously?

-Of course. There'll be top level service. Many foreigners will be our clients, that's why it's advisable for girls to know English.

-Will Max arrive at the opening presentation?

-Yes, he'll come and stay for a few days in Minsk before Kremin Cup.


http://www.minsk.kp.ru/2006/09/29/doc139406/

(sorry for my lamer English translate... :))

Björki
10-04-2006, 06:00 AM
http://tennislife.com/06-editorial/08-2006/08-06-1-feature.html


Doubles Delight
As seen in the May/June 2006 issue

Bjorkman & Mirnyi
By Sandra Harwitt

http://tennislife.com/06-editorial/08-2006/images/si-08-21-02.jpg

What makes the pairing of Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi stand apart from most of the other full-time doubles players on the tour is that they both remain solid singles players as well.

The reigning French Open champions, both Bjorkman and Mirnyi have had tremendous success in the doubles arena.But both came to their love of doubles in a very different way.

For Bjorkman, who grew up in Sweden, playing singles and doubles was a decision based on being a copycat: "That was the way I was told and learned how to play. Everyone at the time when I started and that I was looking up to was playing both. I was told to be a good singles player you had to play doubles – you needed to be able to play from the back and to be comfortable at the net. Doubles was a great game to learn how to play good volleys and good reaction."

For Mirnyi, who learned the game under the Soviet rule in Russia, thinking in a doubles frame of mind was a matter of having no choice: " It started out for me at a very young age and I was limited to court time. We had one indoor court for 20 kids and you were made to play doubles, or mixed doubles, and sometimes, even triples. So when I became older it was normal for me to play doubles."

As a regular team these days, they compliment each other in their serious work ethic and meld their different strengths – Mirnyi is the guy with the serve, Bjorkman the guy with the return-of-serve.

Not surprisingly, their statistics speak volumes for the fact that doubles is a crucial element of their careers.

In total, Bjorkman has won six Grand Slam doubles titles and Mirnyi has reeled in three during his career. Both are currently top five doubles players and just successfully defended their NASDAQ-100 Open title with a victory over the world No. 1 brother act of Bob and Mike Bryan.

Among the reasons the two have gravitated to doubles is that it prevents boredom if you lose early in singles at a tournament, and it also provides a forum to work on your game in a competitive setting.

But, as mentioned, singles has also been a top priority.

Bjorkman, at age 34 remains a top 75 ranked singles player, but back in 1997 enjoyed a career high singles ranking of No. 4. He's won six titles, reached the singles semifinal of the 1997 U.S Open as well as five other quarterfinal appearances at the Grand Slams.

Mirnyi has ranked as high as No. 18 in singles, has won one singles title and reached the 2002 U.S. Open quarterfinals.

According to Bjorkman, today's players are missing the boat by skipping out on doubles.

"The singles competition is getting stronger and stronger each year, and unfortunately, a lot of the coaches are telling players that playing doubles is taking too much energy out of you," Bjorkman said. "We need to get the coaches to change their approach."

These days both are family men – Bjorkman travels with his wife, Petra, and 3-year-old son, Max, while Mirnyi travels with wife, Xenia, and 16-month-old daughter, Melanie.

And although they get along extremely well both on-and-off the court, where their interests divide is when it comes to down time.

For Mirnyi, who occasionally trains with his younger brother Peter's basketball teammates at Manatee Community College in Bradenton, Fla., he'll exchanges his racket for a guitar, where he will pick out some favorite tunes of 1980's Russian rock stars.

And it wouldn't be out of the ordinary to find Bjorkman lacing up a pair of ice skates and holding a hockey stick in lieu of a racket as he takes up a defensive left-wing position in a pick-up hockey game.

Nadie
10-07-2006, 08:43 PM
Moscow main draw


(1) Davydenko Nikolay RUS - Vanek Jiri CZE
Muller Gilles LUX - (WC) Gabashvili Teimuraz RUS
Kim Kevin USA - Mirnyi Max BLR
Roitman Sergio ARG - (6) Benneteau Julien FRA

(3) Youzhny Mikhail RUS - Kohlschreiber Philipp GER
(WC) Korolev Evgueni RUS - Q
Lee Hyung-Taik KOR - Q
Moodie Wesley RSA - (7) Santoro Fabrice FRA

(8) Mathieu Paul-Henri FRA - Tipsarevic Janko SCG
Vik Robin CZE - Novak Jiri CZE
Safin Marat RUS - Mahut Nicolas FRA
Bracciali Daniele ITA - (4) Verdasco Fernando ESP

(5) Volandri Filippo ITA - Hernych Jan CZE
(WC) Kunitsyn Igor RUS - Schuettler Rainer GER
Clement Arnaud FRA - Q
Q - (2) Tursunov Dmitry RUS


no doubles :tears: :bigcry: :crying2:

Alien
10-07-2006, 09:10 PM
no doubles :tears: :bigcry: :crying2:

:bigcry: indeed.......

16681
10-10-2006, 06:37 PM
Good Luck to Max :)

GlennMirnyi
10-10-2006, 07:06 PM
Max should probably annihilate that Kim guy. That's nice!

Nadie
10-10-2006, 07:57 PM
Wednesday 11 October 2006

Court 1 - 11:00 AM
WTA
followed by
WTA
followed by
Kevin KIM (USA) vs Max MIRNYI (BLR)

Come on Max :bounce::bounce::bounce:

16681
10-10-2006, 08:37 PM
I hope Max can take care of Kim--please :angel:

bavaria100
10-10-2006, 09:40 PM
Max should beat Kim (he did it last year in San Jose), but I'm not sure if he'll beat him. He had a bad season and he needs all the points that he can get. Please Max, win this match! :scared:

GlennMirnyi
10-10-2006, 11:57 PM
Max should beat Kim (he did it last year in San Jose), but I'm not sure if he'll beat him. He had a bad season and he needs all the points that he can get. Please Max, win this match! :scared:

His second semester has been really bad... :sad:

16681
10-11-2006, 12:12 AM
Max should beat Kim (he did it last year in San Jose), but I'm not sure if he'll beat him. He had a bad season and he needs all the points that he can get. Please Max, win this match! :scared:
Hello bavaria100 :D Seems like our players often come up on the wrong end of the scoreboard :eek: I wonder why that is :confused: And now you have me scared about Max :scared:

GlennMirnyi
10-11-2006, 12:28 AM
The "good" thing is that Max had an awful ending last year. Lost to Puerta in Paris, if I'm not mistaken. This year he can sky-rocket if he goes deep in the draw.

16681
10-11-2006, 04:07 AM
The "good" thing is that Max had an awful ending last year. Lost to Puerta in Paris, if I'm not mistaken. This year he can sky-rocket if he goes deep in the draw.
Right now I just want him to be able to defeat Kim :scared:

GlennMirnyi
10-11-2006, 05:48 PM
There you go, 6/0 ret.
Next match: Benneteau. I think I'm gettin up really early tomorrow so I can watch the game.

16681
10-11-2006, 06:39 PM
:woohoo: I'm glad Max won :D I'm sorry for Kim that he had to retire due to an injury, but those things do happen :sad:

Nadie
10-12-2006, 06:46 AM
:banana: we were at his match yesterday :woohoo:
Max :hug: :smooch:

Thursday 12 October 2006
Court 1 - 11:00 AM

WTA
NOT BEFORE 12:00 NOON
WTA
NOT BEFORE 1:30 PM
Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER) vs Evgeny KOROLEV (RUS)
followed by
Max MIRNYI (BLR) vs Julien BENNETEAU (FRA) :scared:
followed by
WTA
followed by
Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA) vs Sergiy STAKHOVSKY (UKR)


Good luck Max :bounce:

GlennMirnyi
10-12-2006, 02:27 PM
The Beast strikes again.

I woke up just in time to watch the two last points and Max gave Benneteau a good beating down the baseline. The last point was incredible... he's so agile!

Keep it coming Max!

16681
10-12-2006, 04:00 PM
Congrats to Max on his win today :) I'm glad you got to see him Nadie :D

bavaria100
10-12-2006, 04:03 PM
:banana: we were at his match yesterday :woohoo:
Max :hug: :smooch:
Good luck Max :bounce:

I hope you had a lot of fun. It's great that he won, although it was by retirement.

bavaria100
10-12-2006, 04:09 PM
The "good" thing is that Max had an awful ending last year. Lost to Puerta in Paris, if I'm not mistaken. This year he can sky-rocket if he goes deep in the draw.

I think he lost to Ferrer in Paris and Puerta in Madrid. Both losses were equally bad. He had a good ending last year compared to his results in the first 4 months of 2006 (only 4 wins and 10 losses). :scared: If he plays solid tennis at the beginning of next year, he should be back in the Top 50 in no time.

Nadie
10-12-2006, 04:11 PM
Davydenko is next :scared:
it'll be very difficult :help: Kolya shows pretty good tennis here and the home crowd will be helping him, not Max :tape:

Go Max :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Good luck to you! :wavey:

bavaria100
10-12-2006, 04:15 PM
Hello bavaria100 :D Seems like our players often come up on the wrong end of the scoreboard :eek: I wonder why that is :confused: And now you have me scared about Max :scared:

Yes, that's a weird coincidence. :eek: Robby and Max have struggled immensly this year, but there's light at the end of the tunnel. Tommy had good results and won 3 tournaments. :)

bavaria100
10-12-2006, 04:19 PM
Congrats to Max on his win today :) I'm glad you got to see him Nadie :D

He finally made it into another quarterfinal! :bounce: Nikolay will be tough and I don't expect anything from Max. I just hope that he keeps it close. ;)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-12-2006, 05:04 PM
I guess they will play in 3 sets,he better beat that guy and the crowd! :p

suertelina
10-12-2006, 06:29 PM
He won!!!! :dance: 6-2 2-6 7-6 :woohoo:

Nadie
10-12-2006, 06:55 PM
Friday 13 October 2006
Centre Court - 11:00 AM

WTA
NOT BEFORE 1:00 PM
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) vs Max MIRNYI (BLR)
NOT BEFORE 3:00 PM
WTA
NOT BEFORE 4:30 PM
WTA
NOT BEFORE 6:00 PM
Marat SAFIN (RUS) vs Janko TIPSAREVIC (SCG)
followed by
Igor KUNITSYN (RUS) vs Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA)

GlennMirnyi
10-12-2006, 07:00 PM
Friday 13 October 2006
Centre Court - 11:00 AM

WTA
NOT BEFORE 1:00 PM
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) vs Max MIRNYI (BLR)
NOT BEFORE 3:00 PM
WTA
NOT BEFORE 4:30 PM
WTA
NOT BEFORE 6:00 PM
Marat SAFIN (RUS) vs Janko TIPSAREVIC (SCG)
followed by
Igor KUNITSYN (RUS) vs Arnaud CLEMENT (FRA)


This time I'm definetely waking up early to watch that match... too bad I'll have to do a 6:00 am cold shower to take it... :p

Nadie
10-13-2006, 10:57 AM
Max lost 6-3 7-5
:crying2:

He had chances but... :rolleyes: 5 wasted bps :tears:

GlennMirnyi
10-13-2006, 04:17 PM
Daaaaaaaaaamn... That ruined my day. :(

Alien
10-13-2006, 07:11 PM
Max lost 6-3 7-5
:crying2:

He had chances but... :rolleyes: 5 wasted bps :tears:

He missed his supporting team today.... :sad:

Nadie
10-13-2006, 08:29 PM
He missed his supporting team today.... :sad:

:tears: I should have gone to the Olympic Stadium today to root for him :banghead:
Kolya :devil:

Nadie
10-14-2006, 06:45 AM
Max has to play qualies in Madrid :awww:

Qualifing draw
Youzhny (RUS-1) vs Dlouhy, Lukas (CZE)
Falla, Alejandro (COL- WC) vs Spadea, Vincent (USA-12)
Almagro, Nicolas (ESP-2) vs Garcia-Leo, Jonathan (ESP-WC)
Gabashvili, Teimuraz (RUS) vs Fish, Mardy (USA-7)
Simon, Gilles (FRA) vs Hernych, Jan (CZE)
Fraile, Gorka (ESP) vs Becker, Benjamin (ALE-10)
Benneteau, Julien (FRA-4) vs Seppi, Andreas (ITA)
Patience, Olivier (FRA) vs Mirnyi, Max (BLR-9)
Ramirez-Hidalgo, Ruben (ESP-5) vs Rascon, Juan Luis Tati (ESP_WC)
Foronda-Bolanos, Javier (ESP-WC) vs Serra, Florent (FRA-8)
Mathieu, Paul-Henri (FRA) vs Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo (ESP)
Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG) vs Mahut, Nicolas (FRA-11)

Order of Play - MUTUA MADRILEÑA MASTERS MADRID SABADO 14 de octubre de 2006
Pista Alcalá
Matches Start AT: 12:00 NOON

Gilles SIMON (FRA) vs Jan HERNYCH (CZE)
Alejandro FALLA (COL) vs Vincent SPADEA (USA)
Teimuraz GABASHVILI (RUS) vs Mardy FISH (USA)
Julián BENNETEAU (FRA) vs Andreas SEPPI (ITA)
Olivier PATIENCE (FRA) vs Max MIRNYI (BLR)


:awww: at least he will have time to rest
Good luck Max :bounce:

Nadie
10-14-2006, 03:57 PM
Some of my photos from KC.
Max plays against Kevin Kim

Nadie
10-14-2006, 03:59 PM
From the autograph session:

Nadie
10-14-2006, 07:37 PM
Max won 6-3 6-4
13 aces in 52 minutes :bolt:

Benneteau next.

Come on the Beast! :yippee:

GlennMirnyi
10-15-2006, 02:11 AM
Max has to play qualies in Madrid :awww:

Qualifing draw
Youzhny (RUS-1) vs Dlouhy, Lukas (CZE)
Falla, Alejandro (COL- WC) vs Spadea, Vincent (USA-12)
Almagro, Nicolas (ESP-2) vs Garcia-Leo, Jonathan (ESP-WC)
Gabashvili, Teimuraz (RUS) vs Fish, Mardy (USA-7)
Simon, Gilles (FRA) vs Hernych, Jan (CZE)
Fraile, Gorka (ESP) vs Becker, Benjamin (ALE-10)
Benneteau, Julien (FRA-4) vs Seppi, Andreas (ITA)
Patience, Olivier (FRA) vs Mirnyi, Max (BLR-9)
Ramirez-Hidalgo, Ruben (ESP-5) vs Rascon, Juan Luis Tati (ESP_WC)
Foronda-Bolanos, Javier (ESP-WC) vs Serra, Florent (FRA-8)
Mathieu, Paul-Henri (FRA) vs Garcia-Lopez, Guillermo (ESP)
Del Potro, Juan Martin (ARG) vs Mahut, Nicolas (FRA-11)

Order of Play - MUTUA MADRILEÑA MASTERS MADRID SABADO 14 de octubre de 2006
Pista Alcalá
Matches Start AT: 12:00 NOON

Gilles SIMON (FRA) vs Jan HERNYCH (CZE)
Alejandro FALLA (COL) vs Vincent SPADEA (USA)
Teimuraz GABASHVILI (RUS) vs Mardy FISH (USA)
Julián BENNETEAU (FRA) vs Andreas SEPPI (ITA)
Olivier PATIENCE (FRA) vs Max MIRNYI (BLR)


:awww: at least he will have time to rest
Good luck Max :bounce:

That's just ridiculous... Max is so good... guys like Robredo, a loser, are in top 10, 20, 30 and Max has to play qualies... :mad:

Nadie
10-15-2006, 07:32 AM
That's just ridiculous... Max is so good... guys like Robredo, a loser, are in top 10, 20, 30 and Max has to play qualies... :mad:

:shrug: :sad:


He plays today against Benneateau (again! :rolls: ) Come on!


Madrid doubles draw
(1)Bryan/Bryan vs. Gonzalez/Youznhy
Santoro/Zimonjic vs. (WC)Aspelin/Perry
(4)Hanley/Ullyett vs. Nalbandian/Prieto
Dlouhy/Vizner vs. Djokovic/Friedl

Erlich/Ram vs. Bhupathi/Blake
(WC)Lopez/Nadal vs. (3)Knowles/Nestor
Damm/Paes vs. Fyrstenberg/Matkowski
Berdych/Nieminev vs. (2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi

Nadie
10-15-2006, 05:43 PM
Max lost 6-3 2-6 2-6 :tears:

GlennMirnyi
10-15-2006, 06:43 PM
That just ruined my day. Big time.

Nadie
10-15-2006, 07:22 PM
That just ruined my day. Big time.

Gu :hug: I was sure he'd pass through Bennetaeu :shrug: Youzhny also lost in quailes, so I'm totally upset :bigcry:

Now Max has to win Madrid doubles! :angel: :p

Alien
10-16-2006, 08:11 PM
Here are my low quality pics...

Nadie
10-16-2006, 08:26 PM
:yippee: :banana:
Thanks!


Here are my low quality pics...

:scratch: you think mine are much better... :lol:

Alien
10-16-2006, 08:37 PM
:scratch: you think mine are much better... :lol:

After all your zoom is bigger than mine. :haha:

GlennMirnyi
10-16-2006, 08:57 PM
Gu :hug: I was sure he'd pass through Bennetaeu :shrug: Youzhny also lost in quailes, so I'm totally upset :bigcry:

Now Max has to win Madrid doubles! :angel: :p

Thank you Nadia!

He will win in doubles, but he deserves so much more... :sad:

Nadie
10-16-2006, 09:02 PM
Thank you Nadia!

He will win in doubles, but he deserves so much more... :sad:

I'm sure the Beast will win St.-Peterburg Open in singles :armed: :p

After all your zoom is bigger than mine. :haha:

yes, but many of my photos are blurred :rolleyes: I guess my hands were quivering :angel:

two more Max :lick:

GlennMirnyi
10-16-2006, 11:42 PM
I'm sure the Beast will win St.-Peterburg Open in singles :armed: :p



yes, but many of my photos are blurred :rolleyes: I guess my hands were quivering :angel:

two more Max :lick:

Max makes your hands quiver, Nadia??? :p

Nadie
10-17-2006, 08:31 PM
OOP for Wednesday

Pista Alcalá
Matches Start AT: 11:00 AM
Mario Ancic vs Robby Ginepri
followed by
Tommy Haas vs Dominik Hrbaty
followed by
Agustin Calleri vs Tomas Berdych
followed by
Novak Djokovic vs Richard Gasquet
NOT BEFORE 4:00 PM
Paul Hanley/Kevin Ullyett vs David Nalbandian/Sebastian Prieto
NOT BEFORE 5:00 PM
Nikolay Davydenko vs Joachim Johansson
followed by
Tomas Berdych/Jarkko Nieminen vs. Jonas Bjorkman/Max Mirnyi



Davai Max! Kom igen Jonas! Good luck! :bounce:

Nadie
10-17-2006, 08:43 PM
Max makes your hands quiver, Nadia??? :p

:rolls: :haha: yes, he does

:scratch: or maybe it was not Max but cherry-brendy... :spit:

Alien
10-17-2006, 08:50 PM
:rolls: :haha: yes, he does

:scratch: or maybe it was not Max but cherry-brendy... :spit:

I personally think they joined powers - Max and cherry brandy.... :lol:

trickcy
10-18-2006, 03:39 PM
I really hope Max does well in doubles!

Nadie
10-18-2006, 06:46 PM
I personally think they joined powers - Max and cherry brandy.... :lol:

their joined power was enough for poor Nadia :angel: :rolls:


I really hope Max does well in doubles!
:wavey:

I hope Max and Jonas will play their match today.. It's almost 8:45 PM in Madrid and even Davydenko hasn't started playing yet..




I found some new pics of Max from US Open 2006

GlennMirnyi
10-18-2006, 07:00 PM
Things are going sloooow in Madrid. Poor Max.

Nadie
10-18-2006, 07:20 PM
at least Kolya-JJ are playing already :devil: I hope it won't take long :p it's now *3-5 JJ leading in first set

GlennMirnyi
10-18-2006, 08:40 PM
Johansson is on a roll... wow!

Nadie
10-18-2006, 09:00 PM
Johansson :clap2:

now it's time for our Max. Come on! :bounce:

Nadie
10-18-2006, 10:07 PM
:woohoo: Max and Jonas won 6-4 6-3

Thursday OOP:

- PISTA ALCALÁ
Desde las 11.00 horas

Fabrice Santoro/Nenad Zimonjic (FRA/SRB) - Simon Aspellin/Todd Perry (SWE/AUS)
Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram (ISR/ISR) - Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor (BAH/CAN)
Joachim Johansson (SWE) - Fernando González (CHI)
David Nalbandian (ARG) - Tim Henman (GBR)
Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski (POL/POL) - Jonas Bjorkman/Max Mirnyi (SWE/BLR).


Come on! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Alien
10-19-2006, 10:47 AM
:woohoo: Max and Jonas won 6-4 6-3



:woohoo:

Björki
10-19-2006, 05:48 PM
(2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi def. Fyrstenberg/Matkowski 7-6, 6-4 :woohoo:

GlennMirnyi
10-19-2006, 07:15 PM
(2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi def. Fyrstenberg/Matkowski 7-6, 6-4 :woohoo:

:worship:

Nadie
10-19-2006, 07:15 PM
(2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi def. Fyrstenberg/Matkowski 7-6, 6-4 :woohoo:

:banana: :banana: :banana:
they're in SF :woohoo:



Today's pics ;)

Alien
10-19-2006, 08:41 PM
(2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi def. Fyrstenberg/Matkowski 7-6, 6-4 :woohoo:

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! :banana:

Nadie
10-19-2006, 09:18 PM
OOP for Friday

Pista Alcalá
NOT BEFORE 5:00 PM
Bjorkman/Mirnyi vs Knowles/Nestor :unsure:


Davai Max! Come igen Jonas! :bounce:

GlennMirnyi
10-19-2006, 11:45 PM
They're so great!!! DAVAI MAX, DAVAI JONAS!

Björki
10-20-2006, 04:25 PM
Knowles/Nestor def. Jonas/Max 64 64 :sad:

GlennMirnyi
10-20-2006, 05:03 PM
Grrr... I hate these two!

Nadie
10-20-2006, 06:06 PM
:bigcry:

maybe better luck in St.-Petersburg :rolleyes:
I hope Max will have a great run there. The field is going to be very weak because of lots of withdrawals :p

davai Max :bounce:

Alien
10-20-2006, 08:37 PM
:sad:

Better luck next time.

Nadie
10-21-2006, 11:39 AM
Main draw St. Petersburg Open


(1) Davydenko Nikolay RUS - Santoro Fabrice FRA
Moodie Wesley RSA - (WC) Gabashvili Teimuraz RUS
Johansson Thomas SWE - Dancevic Frank CAN
Schuettler Rainer GER - (7) Youzhny Mikhail RUS

(4) Haas Tommy GER - Q
Phau Bjorn GER - (WC) Kunitsyn Igor RUS
Bracciali Daniele ITA - Starace Potito ITA
Tipsarevic Janko SCG - (5) Nieminen Jarkko FIN

(6) Tursunov Dmitry RUS - Mirnyi Max BLR :help:
Q - Pavel Andrei ROM
Q - Sluiter Raemon NED
Goldstein Paul USA - (3) Ancic Mario CRO

(8) Melzer Jurgen AUT - Dlouhy Lukas CZE
Vik Robin CZE - (WC) Gulbis Ernest LAT
Hernych Jan CZE - Korolev Evgueni RUS
Q - (2) Robredo Tommy ESP

GlennMirnyi
10-21-2006, 04:15 PM
That's a joke... poor Max, even the draws are against him nowadays. I'm sure he can win, though.

Nadie
10-21-2006, 06:27 PM
That's a joke... poor Max, even the draws are against him nowadays. I'm sure he can win, though.

It seems like Max wants to be concentrated on singles. He isn't in the doubles draw, and Jonas will partner ToJo. :sad:



Dima.. :rolleyes: He doesn't play great recently. I hope Max can beat him but it won't be easy at all.


Good luck the Beast! :wavey:

Björki
10-21-2006, 08:07 PM
Nadie I believe max want to play qualy in Paris.
But of course it's a shame he isnt playing with Jonas.

Nadie
10-21-2006, 10:07 PM
I know he's in entry list of Bercy qualies :mad: but I want him to play a little looooooooooooooonger here :bigcry:

And now without playing doubles I'm afraid Max will be out after the first round. Their 2h2 is 0 0, and Dima had early exits both in Moscow and Madrid, but with Max' loss to Bennetaeu I'm :scared:.
and the spectators will be on Dima's side, of course... here in Moscow i was shocked when the whole stadium shouted "Davai Nadia" to Petrova and nobody excluding two or three fans even applauded to Groenefeld after won points :eek:


:haha: by the way, I wonder what tennis players think when see only a couple of fans supporting them loudly during the match..... :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

Alien
10-21-2006, 10:20 PM
:haha: by the way, I wonder what tennis players think when see only a couple of fans supporting them loudly during the match..... :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:

That's very important question indeed! :haha: :haha: :haha:
I mean there were those 2 girls (who were they again?) :rolleyes: with noise making sticks at Max match vs Kim in Moscow who seemed to be the only ones active supporting him. I wonder if it helped him to pass Kim that fast or not... :lol:
:bigclap: :banana: :bounce: :banana: :bounce: :banana: :bigclap:

bavaria100
10-23-2006, 01:33 PM
Max versus Dima in the first round. I fear this will be another early loss for Max. I hoped that he would get an easy draw to get some much needed points, but this wasn't the case. Considering his current form, I think it's very unlikely that he qualifies for Paris-Bercy. In my opinion, it's time for him to play 1 or 2 Challengers at the end of the season.

GlennMirnyi
10-23-2006, 04:26 PM
Benneteau defeated him because of that awfully slow court in Madrid. In Moscow Max won. He's going to get past qualies in Paris.

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-23-2006, 04:41 PM
Dima is the favourite,but maybe he is tired,he can lose too.
I'm not doubles fan,so it's good to know he concentrates on singles more. :p

Nadie
10-24-2006, 08:33 AM
I arrived to St.-Petersburg this morning :woohoo:
I will cheer Max as loud as I can :angel: :banana: I hope he'll win against Dima
:wavey:

Alien
10-24-2006, 01:40 PM
I arrived to St.-Petersburg this morning :woohoo:
I will cheer Max as loud as I can :angel: :banana: I hope he'll win against Dima
:wavey:

Make sure to cheer louder. You're one representing two there! :devil:

GlennMirnyi
10-24-2006, 03:19 PM
I arrived to St.-Petersburg this morning :woohoo:
I will cheer Max as loud as I can :angel: :banana: I hope he'll win against Dima
:wavey:

Cheer for me too, Nadia!!!:worship: :worship:

Nadie
10-25-2006, 09:21 AM
Wednesday 25 October 2006

Center - 3:00 PM

Potito STARACE (ITA) vs Jarkko NIEMINEN (FIN)
followed by
Tommy HAAS (GER) vs Nenad ZIMONJIC (SRB)
NOT BEFORE 7:00 PM
Dmitry TURSUNOV (RUS) vs Max MIRNYI (BLR)
followed by
Nikolay DAVYDENKO (RUS) vs Wesley MOODIE (RSA)




I think Max has great chance to pass into quaters at least.
I saw Dima yesterday playing doubles. in fact, only Igor Kunitsyn was playing.. Dima made a lot of errors and seemed to be a little tired. He had only big serve and nothing more. Max needs just to be focused on game.
Next round - Pavel.. watched his match against Cilic. Marin could be much more difficult opponent but he couldn't do anything with his emotions :rolleyes: yesterday and lost. And then Ancic in QF...


Anyway, I'll cheer him loud from all of us :banana:
I watched yesterday doubles match Gabashvili-Korolev against Perry/Aspelin and Max was practising on the neigbour court about an hour :D




P.S. Where are my favourite noise making sticks? I'm missing them :devil:

16681
10-25-2006, 07:13 PM
Congrats to Max on his win against Dima today :) See there was no need for any worry at all :D

Björki
10-25-2006, 07:19 PM
congrats Max :)

Nadie
10-26-2006, 11:04 AM
I've told you Max beat Dima :p :banana:



Thursday 26 October 2006

Center - 3:00 PM

Raemon SLUITER (NED) vs Mario ANCIC (CRO)
followed by
Jan HERNYCH (CZE) vs Wayne ARTHURS (AUS)
NOT BEFORE 7:00 PM
Tommy HAAS (GER) vs Igor KUNITSYN (RUS)
followed by
Max MIRNYI (BLR) vs Andrei PAVEL (ROM)


Goooo Max! :bounce:

Nadie
10-26-2006, 06:53 PM
Max won 6-3 7-5 :woohoo:
:inlove: :smooch: :banana:

16681
10-26-2006, 07:21 PM
Congrats to Max on his win today :) He seems to be playing well or is that you cheering him on Nadie?

GlennMirnyi
10-26-2006, 07:53 PM
I knew Max could beat Tursunov. I watched Tursunov vs. Stakhovsky and he has some big troubles returning huge serves.
After the win against Pavel, Mirnyi will face Ancic... DAVAI MAX!

Nadie
10-26-2006, 09:54 PM
Central court

13:00
GULBIS (LAT) vs. HERNICH (CZE)
followed by
Moodie (RSA) vs. Johansson (SWE)
followed by
Aspelin / Perry vs. Stephen / Moodie
19:00
Kunitsyn (RUS) vs. Starace (ITA)
followed by
Mirnyi (BLR) vs. ANCIC (CRO)


Come on Max! Good luck! :bounce:

Congrats to Max on his win today :) He seems to be playing well or is that you cheering him on Nadie?

that's all because of me :angel:

Alien
10-26-2006, 10:00 PM
Congrats to Max on his win today :) He seems to be playing well or is that you cheering him on Nadie?

that's all because of me :angel:

Yes. Everybody should know that Nadie is superpowerful! :worship:

GlennMirnyi
10-26-2006, 10:16 PM
Central court

13:00
GULBIS (LAT) vs. HERNICH (CZE)
followed by
Moodie (RSA) vs. Johansson (SWE)
followed by
Aspelin / Perry vs. Stephen / Moodie
19:00
Kunitsyn (RUS) vs. Starace (ITA)
followed by
Mirnyi (BLR) vs. ANCIC (CRO)


Come on Max! Good luck! :bounce:



that's all because of me :angel:

Nadia, keep cheering him!!!! I have a presumption that you'll be there cheering for him sunday... ;)

bavaria100
10-26-2006, 11:46 PM
Today's Max is the Max Mirnyi I like to see. I mean, his return was sharp, his volleys were crisp and he served like a monster (he hit 16 aces and didn't face any bps). I think this was 1 of Max's best matches of the year. Ancic will be a very tough opponent, but I think he struggles against big servers. Max leads 2-0 in the H2H and certainly has a good chance tomorrow. Good luck Max! :bounce:

Nadie
10-27-2006, 11:41 AM
Max in action against Pavel :drool:

pics from spbopen.ru....
my low quality photos to follow :lol:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/s21-2.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/s21-4.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/s21-3.jpg

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-27-2006, 12:46 PM
I smell he has a chance to beat Mario! :aplot:

Nadie
10-27-2006, 03:52 PM
Max lost 6-4 7-5.....

GlennMirnyi
10-27-2006, 04:24 PM
:sobbing:

16681
10-27-2006, 06:28 PM
Max :sad: But Mario is playing well again so he was a tough player to have to play. Sorry Nadie you couldn't cheer Max to victory this time :sad:

Nadie
10-27-2006, 07:46 PM
Max :hug:
he had chances... but it was bad luck :banghead:

I'm sooooo upset :sobbing: :crying2: :tears:



well, my pics from St.-Petersburg Open:

Nadie
10-27-2006, 08:04 PM
Qualifying draw for Bercy:
(1) Fish vs. Llodra
Sidorenko vs. Patience (12)
(2) Mirnyi vs.Falla
Roger-Vasselin vs. Greul(10)
(3) Mahut vs. Saulnier
Kubot vs. Seppi (8)
(4) Tipsarevic vs.Ascione
Bastl vs. F.Lopez (11)
(5) Bracciali vs. Carraz
Tsonga vs. Koubek (10)
(6) C.Rochus vs.Balleret
Zib vs. Spadea (7)


OOP for tomorrow:
Court 2 matches start at 10:00 AM
Bastl v Lopez
Zib v Spadea
Kubot v Seppi
C.Rochus v Balleret
Roger-Vasselin v Greul
Mirnyi v Falla


Come on Max! :bounce:

Björki
10-27-2006, 09:09 PM
Thanks for the pics (Tojo too) Nadie.

davai Max :bounce:

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-28-2006, 03:41 AM
I got the deep impression that Mario almost kneeled down to play the FH winner to break Max's serve at *5-5! :bigcry: What a fighter Mario is!At 5-6*,Mario had 3 mps but he blew all,Mario first serve was out most of time,but Max can't take this chance. :mad: I'm so disappointed because Mario was even more nervous than Max,but Max can't make it at least in TB!Also,I see Max volleyed bad on net,his shots bounced too high.

Nadie
10-28-2006, 08:49 PM
Max won 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-1 ;) He faces next Roger-Vasselin :confused:

oop for tomorrow
COURT 2 - 12:00 noon
Teimuraz GABASHVILI (RUS) vs Andreas SEPPI (ITA)
Not Before 2:30 PM
Max MIRNYI (BLR) vs Edouard ROGER-VASSELIN (FRA)




Doubles draw:

(1) BRYAN, Bob USA / BRYAN, Mike USA vs ROBREDO, Tommy ESP / VERDASCO, Fernando ESP
(wc) GASQUET, Richard FRA / GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA vs BERDYCH, Tomas CZE / LEVINSKY, Jaroslav CZE

(4) HANLEY, Paul AUS / ULLYETT, Kevin ZIM vs SANTORO, Fabrice FRA / ZIMONJIC, Nenad SRB
ERLICH, Jonathan ISR / RAM, Andy ISR vs FYRSTENBERG, Mariusz POL / MATKOWSKI, Marcin POL

(wc) CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA / LLODRA, Michael FRA vs ASPELIN, Simon SWE / PERRY, Todd AUS
KNOWLE, Julian AUT / MELZER, Jurgen AUT vs (3) KNOWLES, Mark BAH / NESTOR, Daniel CAN

SAFIN, Marat RUS / TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS vs DLOUHY, Lukas CZE / VIZNER, Pavel CZE
CERMAK, Frantisek CZE / DAMM, Martin CZE vs (2) BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE / MIRNYI, Max BLR

GlennMirnyi
10-28-2006, 08:51 PM
Is it just me or Max probably tanked on purpose the match against Mario to have a bigger chance in the qualies?

Nadie
10-28-2006, 08:56 PM
Is it just me or Max probably tanked on purpose the match against Mario to have a bigger chance in the qualies?

Gu did you watch Max' match against Ancic? :wavey:

GlennMirnyi
10-28-2006, 09:37 PM
Gu did you watch Max' match against Ancic? :wavey:

I tried but I was having classes... :sad:

bavaria100
10-29-2006, 12:59 AM
I'm really relived that Max made it into the next round. It didn't look good for him in the first 2 sets (those double faults in crucial moments and his awful return stats :help: ). He needs to qualify for this tournament if he wants to give himself a chance to finish the year in the Top 50. Good luck for tomorrow Max! :bounce:

Nadie
10-29-2006, 02:24 PM
Max is in the main draw! :woohoo: he won 7-6 (1), 6-3 :banana:



I cannot say for sure if Max tanked to have a bigger chance in the qualies... but I just wonder who had kidnapped THAT Max who did well against Tursunov :haha: ..or Pavel, because against Mario somebody else was playing :rolleyes: :rolls:


Being serious I don't like the way Max passing qualies. He's spending two hours or more for match against players who aren't even in top 100. I afraid he won't have enough energy and power to do it well both in singles and doubles :scared: :bolt:

GlennMirnyi
10-29-2006, 03:55 PM
Max is in the main draw! :woohoo: he won 7-6 (1), 6-3 :banana:



I cannot say for sure if Max tanked to have a bigger chance in the qualies... but I just wonder who had kidnapped THAT Max who did well against Tursunov :haha: ..or Pavel, because against Mario somebody else was playing :rolleyes: :rolls:


Being serious I don't like the way Max passing qualies. He's spending two hours or more for match against players who aren't even in top 100. I afraid he won't have enough energy and power to do it well both in singles and doubles :scared: :bolt:

I think exactly like you Nadia... but he will recover and have a great next year, I'm sure.
If you see it from another point of view, Max is gettin' some rhythm of play. Since he's not having much of it these last weeks, I think it's good for him.

Nadie
10-29-2006, 04:30 PM
Singles draw

[1]FEDERER, Roger SUI vs BYE
JOHANSSON, Thomas SWE vs (Q) SPADEA, Vincent USA
SIMON, Gilles FRA vs (Q) BRACCIALI, Daniele ITA
BYE vs [14]NIEMINEN, Jarkko FIN

[12]DJOKOVIC, Novak SRB vs BYE
(Q) SEPPI, Andreas ITAvs MATHIEU, Paul-Henri FRA
MALISSE, Xavier BEL vs GROSJEAN, Sebastien FRA
BYE vs [6]ROBREDO, Tommy ESP

[4]DAVYDENKO, Nikolay RUS vs BYE
(LL) ROCHUS, Christophe BEL vs ACASUSO, Jose ARG
ALMAGRO, Nicolas ESP vs BJORKMAN, Jonas SWE
BYE vs [15]TURSUNOV, Dmitry RUS

[9]ANCIC, Mario CRO[/b] vs BYE
VLIEGEN, Kristof BEL vs WC SERRA, Florent FRA
BENNETRAU, Julien FRA vs SANTORO, Frbrice FRA
BYE vs [5]GONZALEZ, Fernando CHI

[8]BERDYCH, Tomas CZE vs BYE
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL vs (Q) TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
GINEPRI, Robby USA vs (Q) MIRNYI, Max BLR
BYE vs [11]FERRER, David

[13]MURRAY, Andy GBR vs BYE
CHELE, Juan Ignacio ARG vs SRICHAPHAN, Paradorn THA
ANDREEV, Igor RUS vs MONFILS, Gael FRA
BYE vs [3]NALBANDIAN, David ARG

[7]BLAKE, James USA vs BYE
HRBATY, Dominik SVK vs MASSU, Nicolas CHI
VERDASCO, Fernando ESP vs (Q) LLODRA, Michael FRA
BYE vs [10]HASS, Tommy GER

[16]Gasquet, Richard FRA vs BYE
WC GICQUEL, Marc FRA vs WAWRINKA, Stanislas SUI
SAFIN, Marat RUS vs WC CLEMENT, Arnaud FRA
BYE vs [18]SODERLING, Robin SWE











Robby in 1st round :unsure: :scared:
and they will play tomorrow :help: no time for Max to rest :o

court 2 matches start at 1:00 PM
ROCHUS, Olivier BEL vs TIPSAREVIC, Janko SRB
followed by
GINEPRI, Robby USA vs MIRNYI, Max BLR


Max I wish you luck, you need it indeed! Come on the Beast! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Nadie
10-29-2006, 04:35 PM
oh, I've just noticed it :eek:

GINEPRI, Robby USA vs (Q) MIRNYI, Max BLR
BYE vs [11]FERRER, David

I wonder who had made the main draw. All favs of Alex facing each other either in first round or in second :sad: :hug:

GlennMirnyi
10-29-2006, 04:36 PM
One of the best possible spots for him. I'm sure he will send Ginepri home.
DAVAI!

Nadie
10-29-2006, 04:43 PM
One of the best possible spots for him. I'm sure he will send Ginepri home.
DAVAI!

hey, I'm the proud member of IOM... so why am I so pessimistic about his match against Ginepri? :o :rolleyes:

Björki
10-29-2006, 05:34 PM
good luck to Max :bounce:

Alien
10-29-2006, 06:09 PM
Good luck to Max against Ginepri!

bavaria100
10-29-2006, 11:48 PM
oh, I've just noticed it :eek:



I wonder who had made the main draw. All favs of Alex facing each other either in first round or in second :sad: :hug:

:bigcry: :hug: This is absolutely horrible. I hate it when my faves have to play against each other, especially Robby and Max. I think I should look at the positives. At least 1 of my guys will make it into the third round. :)

bavaria100
10-29-2006, 11:56 PM
hey, I'm the proud member of IOM... so why am I so pessimistic about his match against Ginepri? :o :rolleyes:

You aren't the only one. Seeing Max struggle so much in qualies didn't get my hopes up and the fact that he lost to Robby on clay this year makes me even more pessimistic. I'm just happy that he made it into the Main Draw. Good luck Max! :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-30-2006, 02:55 AM
This draw isn't good for him.If he wins,he has to face David and then probably Tomas! :eek:

Nadie
10-30-2006, 02:55 PM
Max lost 6-4 5-7 6-2 :sad:

Björki
10-30-2006, 04:50 PM
Max :sad:

Alien
10-30-2006, 06:18 PM
:tears:

Nadie
10-30-2006, 06:51 PM
Max in action against Robby :bigcry:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/maxbercy.jpg

Alien
10-30-2006, 07:12 PM
Cool photo...

GlennMirnyi
10-30-2006, 07:36 PM
I'm so sad... what's happening to him???

Nadie
10-30-2006, 07:45 PM
I'm so sad... what's happening to him???

It's the end of year... Max is very tired, he played in St.-Pete till Friday and then moved to Bercy to play qualies matches.. :mad:
at least he and Jonas aren't in tomorrow order of play so I hope they'll be enough rest and fit for their doubles match :angel:

Alien
10-30-2006, 08:30 PM
at least he and Jonas aren't in tomorrow order of play so I hope they'll be enough rest and fit for their doubles match :angel:

and since they both are not in the singles anymore maybe that'll save them more strength for doubles. *tries to think positive* :)

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-31-2006, 05:21 AM
Well,if he played against Robby two months ago and lost it,I'm more surprised. :p
This result is still acceptable.Good luck to him in 2007! ;)

Nadie
10-31-2006, 10:09 AM
and since they both are not in the singles anymore maybe that'll save them more strength for doubles. *tries to think positive* :)

another IOM member :rolls:
btw, DiMarat will also play on Wednesday :wavey:

Well,if he played against Robby two months ago and lost it,I'm more surprised. :p
This result is still acceptable.Good luck to him in 2007! ;)

hey, this year isn't over yet! Max and Jonas are playing Bercy and then Shanghai Masters Cup.. I hope they'll overtake Bryans' and finish as #1 in doubles :rocker2:





PS What a great new avy by Gustavo... It's from DC tie against Spain. I should have been there :p

I♥PsY@Mus!c
10-31-2006, 10:38 AM
hey, this year isn't over yet! Max and Jonas are playing Bercy and then Shanghai Masters Cup.. I hope they'll overtake Bryans' and finish as #1 in doubles :rocker2:

You're right.But I guess I only focus on his singles matches! :p

GlennMirnyi
10-31-2006, 07:52 PM
PS What a great new avy by Gustavo... It's from DC tie against Spain. I should have been there :p

Thank you Nadia! :hug:
Yeah... he doesn't play those groundies that much, but they are beautiful!
I'd like Belarus facing Argentina in the second round next year, so I could go there and meet Max and everything! :)

Nadie
10-31-2006, 07:54 PM
OOP for tomorrow

Court 2 matches start at 1:00 PM
Frantisek CERMAK CZE / Martin DAMM CZE vs Jonas BJORKMAN SWE / Max MIRNYI BLR



Come on Max and Jonas! :bounce:

Alien
10-31-2006, 08:23 PM
another IOM member :rolls:
btw, DiMarat will also play on Wednesday :wavey:


I'm always IOM member... don't you know? :lol:

Björki
11-01-2006, 01:04 PM
Björkman/Mirnyi def. Cermak/Damm 2-6, 7-6, 15-13 :)

Nadie
11-01-2006, 01:10 PM
Björkman/Mirnyi def. Cermak/Damm 2-6, 7-6, 15-13 :)

it was tough :scared: 1:46:37 minutes and saving 5 mps
Max/Jonas :worship: :worship: :worship:

Nadie
11-01-2006, 03:06 PM
some pics :)

Nadie
11-01-2006, 08:01 PM
oop for tomorrow

Court 1 matches start at 1:00 PM
Lukas DLOUHY (CZE) / Pavel VIZNER (CZE) vs Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE) / Max MIRNYI (BLR)

I wish them better luck than today... :unsure:

Davai Max :bounce: Kom igen Jonas :bounce:

Björki
11-02-2006, 12:21 PM
Björkman/Mirnyi def. Dlouhy/Vizner 6-3, 6-4 :banana:

Nadie
11-02-2006, 02:51 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

in SF they'll play Clement/Llodra who defeated Knowles/Nestor :p

Nadie
11-02-2006, 03:10 PM
from atptennis.com

Bjorkman and Mirnyi Clutch in Match Tie-Break


Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi had won 80 per cent of Match-Tie-breaks they had played in the lead-up to the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, a significantly better ratio than the other Top 4 teams in the Stanford ATP Doubles Race.

Perhaps surprisingly, Race leaders, Bob and Mike Bryan, had the worst ratio, winning just 58 percent of Match Tie-breaks they had played. Below is a list of the Top 4 teams' records in Match Tie-breaks in 2006 (not including the BNP Paribas Masters).

Bjorkman/Mirnyi 8-2 (80%)
Hanley/Ullyett 14-6 (70%)
Knowles/Nestor 15-7 (68%)
Bryan Brothers 7-5 (58%)

Nadie
11-03-2006, 09:30 PM
oop for Saturday

Center Court matches start at 1:00 PM
Arnuad CLEMENT (FRA) / Michael LLODRA (FRA) v Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE) / Max MIRNYI (BLR)


Come on! :bounce:

Björki
11-04-2006, 12:21 PM
Clement/Llodra def. Björkman/Mirnyi 6-3, 6-4 :(

Nadie
11-04-2006, 02:37 PM
:awww:

Max :hug:

Björki
11-04-2006, 02:53 PM
Clement/Llodra Dent Year-End No. 1 Hopes of Bjorkman/Mirnyi

Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi (pictured) missed an opportunity to cut the 154-lead of Stanford ATP Doubles Race leaders Bob and Mike Bryan, at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris on Saturday.

Frenchmen Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra knocked out second-seeded Bjorkman and Mirnyi 6-3, 6-4 in 77 minutes Saturday, for a place in the final of the ninth ATP Masters Series event of the season.

Clement and Llodra are playing together for the first time since losing to Bjorkman and Mirnyi in the US Open quarterfinals in September. Bjorkman and Mirnyi went on to reach the final (l. to Damm-Paes).

Clement and Llodra will look to win their second team title against Tennis Masters Cup qualifiers Fabrice Santoro and Nenad Zimonjic in the final on Sunday. Clement and Llodra captured the 2004 St Petersburg title (d. Hrbaty-Levinsky) and hold a 29-11 record as a pair.

Bjorkman and Mirnyi have a record of 48-11 this year and have won five titles together, trailing only the Bryan twins with seven.

The Bryan could have made a certainty of claiming the year-end No. 1 ranking for the third time in four years had they won the BNP Paribas Masters title in Paris. The Americans lost to Santoro and Zimonjic in the semifinals on Friday.

Santoro and Zimonjic have a record of 40-15 this year and have won titles at Sydney in January, Halle in June and Moscow three weeks ago.

Nadie
11-05-2006, 08:58 PM
Some pics of Max that I found in internet :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:
I guess most of them are not new at all but I haven't seen them before :inlove:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/m_syabry.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/mage_19.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/35.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/16-8.jpg

GlennMirnyi
11-06-2006, 01:16 AM
Some pics of Max that I found in internet :rolls: :rolls: :rolls:
I guess most of them are not new at all but I haven't seen them before :inlove:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/m_syabry.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/mage_19.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/35.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/16-8.jpg

Those eyes facing the billiard ball... :p the "Beast-glance"... :devil:

Tatyana
11-06-2006, 07:03 PM
Chat notice:
Max and I are planning to have a chat on the 26th of November (Sunday). We haven't set a time yet. Max wants to know how many people are going to take part in the chat and where they are from. Please, if you really wanna chat with Max send me a message to admin@maxmirnyi.com with your country name and a time that suits you.
P.S. Max will be in Florida that day.

Nadie
11-06-2006, 08:13 PM
Chat notice:
Max and I are planning to have a chat on the 26th of November (Saturday). We haven't set a time yet. Max wants to know how many people are going to take part in the chat and where they are from. Please, if you really wanna chat with Max send me a message to admin@maxmirnyi.com with your country name and a time that suits you.
P.S. Max will be in Florida that day.



great news :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :yeah:
but Tanya 26th of November is Sunday :scratch:

Björki
11-07-2006, 05:52 AM
Tatyana great news, I emailed you.

Tatyana
11-07-2006, 04:36 PM
great news :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :yeah:
but Tanya 26th of November is Sunday :scratch:

Yes, it's Sunday. Sorry!

Björki
11-08-2006, 06:30 AM
Masters Cup Doubles:

Red Group
1 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
4 Paul Hanley/Kevin Ullyett
7 Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram
8 Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski

Gold Group
2 Jonas Bjorkman/Max Mirnyi
3 Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor
5 Fabrice Santoro/Nenad Zimonjic
6 Martin Damm/Leander Paes

and again, not the bset draw for Jonas & Max.
Easy one for the Bryans imho.

Nadie
11-08-2006, 07:02 AM
3 Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor :help:
5 Fabrice Santoro/Nenad Zimonjic :help:
6 Martin Damm/Leander Paes :help:


Who made that draw? :devil: :fiery:

Björki
11-08-2006, 07:09 AM
looks like the draw is incorrect. Deb posted 5/6 cant be in one group.
lets wait. Anyway Fab/Nen and Kno/Nes will be in their group for sure :(

Björki
11-08-2006, 07:30 AM
found this one too

Bryan/Bryan, Hanley/Ullyett, Damm/Paes, Erlich/Ram
Bjorkman/Mirnyi, Knowles/Nestor, Santoro/Zimonjic, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski

Nadie
11-08-2006, 02:12 PM
found this one too

Bryan/Bryan, Hanley/Ullyett, Damm/Paes, Erlich/Ram
Bjorkman/Mirnyi, Knowles/Nestor, Santoro/Zimonjic, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski

it seems like this one is correct :rolleyes: :o




ORDER OF PLAY - Monday, November 13, 2006
2:00 pm - J Bjorkman (SWE) & M Mirnyi (BLR) vs M Fyrstenberg (POL) & M Matkowski (POL)
M Knowles (BAH) & D Nestor (CAN) vs F Santoro (FRA) & N Zimonjic (SRB)
Not Before 7:00 PM - R Nadal (ESP) vs J Blake (USA)
N Davydenko (RUS) vs T Robredo (ESP)

Nadie
11-11-2006, 11:25 AM
Masters Cup 2006 ;)

Björki
11-13-2006, 06:27 AM
J Bjorkman (SWE) & M Mirnyi (BLR) def. M Fyrstenberg (POL) & M Matkowski (POL) 6-3, 6-4 :)

Nadie
11-13-2006, 06:31 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Nadie
11-13-2006, 11:39 AM
Max and Jonas in action against Poles

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/72515917.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/72515916.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/72515760.jpg

Alien
11-13-2006, 08:25 PM
J Bjorkman (SWE) & M Mirnyi (BLR) def. M Fyrstenberg (POL) & M Matkowski (POL) 6-3, 6-4 :)

:woohoo: :yippee: :woohoo:

Nadie
11-14-2006, 07:01 AM
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
2:00 pm Shanghai (7am CET; 1am ET)
F Santoro (FRA) & N Zimonjic (SRB) vs M Fyrstenberg (POL) & M Matkowski (POL)
J Bjorkman (SWE) & M Mirnyi (BLR) vs M Knowles (BAH) & D Nestor (CAN)
:scared:

georgekuo1017
11-14-2006, 01:18 PM
vs Fyrstenberg/Matkowski

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-11-13/U1535P6T12D2564760F44DT20061113182404.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-11-13/U1535P6T12D2564757F44DT20061113182209.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20061113/Img246357940.jpg

http://photocdn.sohu.com/20061113/Img246357854.jpg

georgekuo1017
11-14-2006, 01:23 PM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/2006-11-13/U1752P6T12D2564703F44DT20061113192301.jpg

Björki
11-15-2006, 10:29 AM
2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi def (5)Knowles/Nestor 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2) :woohoo:

Nadie
11-15-2006, 10:31 AM
(2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi def (5)Knowles/Nestor 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2) :woohoo:

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

GlennMirnyi
11-15-2006, 02:09 PM
2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi def (5)Knowles/Nestor 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2) :woohoo:

AMAZING!!!

Nadie
11-15-2006, 02:41 PM
from masters-cup.com
Bjorkman & Mirnyi Edge Knowles-Nestor in Gold Group

It didn’t come easy for Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi, but they improved their record in the Gold Group to 2-0 with a hard fought 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) win over Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor.

The match was a constant nail-biter as both teams were battling for a 2-0 record in the group. But in the end, it was Knowles and Nestor who had to settle for a 1-1 record.

“Well, we're very happy and pleased with the win because we had some tough matches this year with them - winning some, losing some,” Bjorkman said. “The problem we had is that we've been coming off to bad starts every time we play them, and it's not ideal when you play such a good team. The good part was that we fought well and that's a strength in our team. We managed to come back. With a little bit of luck, we managed to win that second set and turn the match around.
In the third I think we were the team who had more chances and closer to come up a break. You know, we just finished it off with a great tiebreak.”

:woohoo:

Björki
11-15-2006, 04:51 PM
what do they need to reach the SF? Would be one set enough?

georgekuo1017
11-16-2006, 02:07 AM
vs Knowles/Nestor

http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2006-11/15/HBBL5748.JPG

http://www.tennis.com.cn/upload/2006-11/15/HBBL5900.JPG

Björki
11-17-2006, 08:01 AM
J Bjorkman (SWE) & M Mirnyi (BLR) def F Santoro (FRA) & N Zimonjic (SRB) 6-3, 7-6 :)

georgekuo1017
11-17-2006, 10:37 AM
vs Santoro/Zimonjic

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-11-17/U1535P6T12D2573344F44DT20061117181517.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/p/2006-11-17/U1535P6T12D2573347F44DT20061117181754.jpg

georgekuo1017
11-17-2006, 03:18 PM
http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/2006-11-17/U1974P6T12D2573442F44DT20061117201038.jpg

http://image2.sina.com.cn/ty/t/2006-11-17/U1974P6T12D2573444F44DT20061117201128.jpg

GlennMirnyi
11-17-2006, 04:29 PM
Greeeeeeat Max and Jonas!!!

Brego
11-17-2006, 05:49 PM
Good luck in the semis. I loved Max's blog. It was one of my favourites. :)

Björki
11-18-2006, 10:43 AM
(2)Bjorkman/Mirnyi def. (6)Damm/Paes 6-7(4) 7-6(4) 7-6(5) :woohoo:

GlennMirnyi
11-18-2006, 01:02 PM
I watched live the last set TB here on tv. AMAZING. The last point was a magical reflex volley from the great Max!!! It was soooo incredible!!!!

DAVAI MAX AND JONAS TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!

Nadie
11-18-2006, 03:20 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:


I watched live the last set TB here on tv. AMAZING. The last point was a magical reflex volley from the great Max!!! It was soooo incredible!!!!

DAVAI MAX AND JONAS TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!

:awww: I wished I could watch it :awww:



Udachi Max, lycka till Jonas :bounce: :rocker:

Nadie
11-18-2006, 08:22 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2006
CENTER COURT
1:00 pm - Doubles Final
(6am CET, 12 midnight ET, USA)
M Knowles (BAH) & D Nestor (CAN) vs J Bjorkman (SWE) & M Mirnyi (BLR)

:bounce:

GlennMirnyi
11-18-2006, 08:33 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2006
CENTER COURT
1:00 pm - Doubles Final
(6am CET, 12 midnight ET, USA)
M Knowles (BAH) & D Nestor (CAN) vs J Bjorkman (SWE) & M Mirnyi (BLR)

:bounce:

They will win!!!!!

GOOOOOOOOOO MAX!!!! :worship:

bavaria100
11-19-2006, 12:41 AM
I can't believe it! Max and Jonas are in the final and they finally beat Damm/Paes. :aparty: Let's win the title boys! :bounce:

GlennMirnyi
11-19-2006, 06:04 AM
MAX AND JONAS WIN!!!!!!
I watched the whole second set and it was amazing!!!! I'm so happy!

Nadie
11-19-2006, 07:53 AM
THEY WON MASTERS CUP :bigclap: :banana: :bigclap: :banana: :bigclap: :banana: :bigclap: :banana: :bigclap:
:woohoo: I'm so happy :banana:


http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/full.jpg

Nadie
11-19-2006, 08:10 AM
:woohoo:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/capt-5.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/capt-3.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/full-1.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/capt-4.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/full-4.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/U1974P6T12D2576551F44DT200611191612.jpg

Nadie
11-19-2006, 08:16 AM
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/capt-2.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/capt-7.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/capt-1.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/U1974P6T12D2576557F44DT200611191614.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/U1974P6T12D2576589F44DT200611191619.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/full-2.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/capt-6.jpg

Nadie
11-19-2006, 08:22 AM
:yippee:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/capt-8.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/U1974P6T12D2576561F44DT200611191615.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/U1974P6T12D2576564F44DT200611191616.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/U1974P6T12D2576562F44DT200611191615.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/U1974P6T12D2576581F44DT200611191618.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/U1752P6T12D2576552F44DT200611191612.jpg

georgekuo1017
11-19-2006, 08:24 AM
congrats

Björki
11-19-2006, 09:02 AM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Björki
11-19-2006, 09:11 AM
November 19, 2006

Bjorkman & Mirnyi Win Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai Title Over Knowles & Nestor

By Sandra Harwitt

Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi (audio) got things right this year at the Tennis Masters Cup Shanghai.

Playing in their second consecutive circuit-ending tournament together, Bjorkman and Mirnyi went from winning no matches at the event in 2005 to winning every match they played in 2006.

The end result: Bjorkman and Mirnyi won their first career Tennis Masters Cup title together with a scorching 6-2, 6-4 victory over Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor.

“I think we saved the best until last, and we couldn't have finished the year better than this way,” Bjorkman said. “We just played probably the best match of the year.”

“We felt really good. [We] had no stiffness after that long match yesterday. Like I said, we’re used to play a lot of matches. I think that actually helped us, that we had a tough one yesterday. We came out here and were ready to rock and played almost a hundred percent perfect match.”

It was Bjorkman and Mirnyi’s second victory this week over the Knowles and Nestor pairing – they also beat the Bahamian-Canadian duo 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) in the round robin portion of the tournament. The victory provides Bjorkman and Mirnyi with a 5-4 winning record over Knowles and Nestor.

This marks the first season-ending title for Mirnyi, but the second for Bjorkman.

Over a decade ago in 1994, Bjorkman teamed with fellow Swede Jan Apell to win what was then called the ATP Tour World Doubles Championship.

The second seeds here, Bjorkman and Mirnyi add the exclusive Tennis Masters Cup trophy to the five other titles they won this year – Doha, AMS Miami, AMS Monte-Carlo, Roland Garros and AMS Cincinnati.

The duo also reached the final of the U.S. Open in September, losing to martin Damm and Leander Paes.

“I really love playing singles and doubles,” Bjorkman said. “For me, it is a great game. I have so much fun to play with Max. He's probably the most professional guy I ever seen and played with on and off the court. It's just really, really nice to be around him. You know, it's been great fun these two years, and hopefully we can have the same success next year.”

Knowles and Nestor, the third seeds here, were hoping to win their first year-end title in this their eighth time playing together in the final event of the season.

While they will go home again without the season-ending championship title, they can feel proud of their year in which they powered their way to four titles – Delray Beach, AMS Indian Wells, AMS Rome and Basel.

Bjorkman and Mirnyi raced out to a 4-0 lead in the opening set and then took a 5-3 lead in the second set by breaking Knowles’ serve in the seventh game.

Serving for the match made Mirnyi, a native of Belarus, a bit nervous. The Knowles-Nestor duo were able to make headway in the game to 30-30, before surrendering two points later when a service return sailed wide.

bavaria100
11-19-2006, 11:52 AM
:bigclap: :bounce: :aparty: :bigclap: :bounce: :aparty: :bigclap: :bounce: :aparty:

Nando_L
11-19-2006, 01:50 PM
Congrats Max & Jonas :D :bigclap: :bounce:

Alien
11-19-2006, 07:44 PM
Congrats to Max and Jonas!!!! :woohoo:

suertelina
11-19-2006, 08:13 PM
:woohoo: I'm so happy Max and Jonas won!!!! :banana: :banana:

16681
11-19-2006, 08:16 PM
Congrats to Max and Jonas on their TMC Doubles Title :D

Björki
11-21-2006, 10:44 AM
2006 TENNIS MASTERS CUP
SHANGHAI, CHINA, November 19, 2006

BJORKMAN-MIRNYI/Knowles-Nestor 6-2, 6-4

JONAS BJORKMAN
MAX MIRNYI

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.



Q. Jonas, an easier final than perhaps you thought yesterday? Straight sets, looked pretty comfortable for you guys.

JONAS BJORKMAN: Yeah, it was a lot easier, obviously, than we expected. But I think we saved the best til last, and we couldn't have finished the year better than this way. We just played probably the best match of the year.

Felt - both of us, even when we came here this morning - we felt really good. Had no stiffness after that long match yesterday. Like I said, we used to play a lot of matches. I think that actually helped us, that we had a tough one yesterday. We came out here and was ready to rock and played almost a hundred percent perfect match.

Q. You have a lot of staying power, Jonas. Twelve years, I think it is, between championship titles. Can you address that. What keeps you playing? A lot of people lose their interest or find it too difficult to go on.

JONAS BJORKMAN: Yeah, '94 in Jakarta was just a year that everything happened in a way. There was a breakthrough with my singles. Got into the Davis Cup team. All of a sudden we won the whole thing in Jakarta, me and Jan Apell. It was just a shock almost because it was not what I was expected, that it would happen that quick.

Now, twelve years back, it seems like I need to go back to Asia a lot more often. I have had some great results in the past, but obviously it seems like I'm playing well. And now with a great partner again, I managed to have another great result.

You know, I really love playing singles and doubles. For me, it is a great game. I have so much fun to play with Max. He's probably the most professional guy I ever seen and played with on and off the court. It's just really, really nice to be around him. You know, it's been great fun these two years, and hopefully we can have the same success next year.

Q. It's not that long ago that the doubles players were at the ATP's throat talking about all sorts of legal actions, etc., etc. What do you think of what's happened since then? Where do you think doubles can go from here in the big scheme of tennis, for both of you?

MAX MIRNYI: Well, I think the big part of this whole thing has to go a credit to our new leader right now, Etienne. Many players have felt, especially doubles players, felt that we were drifting for a long time under the leadership of Mark Miles, in particular there was not enough attention towards doubles.

With Etienne being a true lover of tennis, and in particular of the game of doubles, he's managed to convince the guys and make them believe that the changes are going to be for the better.

It took some time, but the whole group united, and, you know, we see tremendous results in just one year, that more and more positive just news coming out about the game of doubles. I think we're on the very right track, and hopefully for the years to come there will be much, much more involvement of more singles guys playing. Media will be more coverage of doubles. I think we're doing a very good job with the leadership of Etienne.

Q. Jonas?

JONAS BJORKMAN: Yeah, he said most of it there, Max. I'd probably have to say since I had a reminder from Etienne here that I was -- last year I didn't believe this was going to be a success. I had a bet with him with a dinner. So I will have to pay that dinner to Etienne later on when we have time.

But I think, especially him, have made a big impact. He's in the locker room. He's trying to meet up and catch up with everyone - singles, doubles, it doesn't matter. He's the leader in this group, but he's also a friend to everyone. I think that's a difference. That's why everyone has such a confidence in this leadership. Hopefully, this is just something that could be really good for both singles and doubles.

Q. (Through translation.) Last year in the doubles finals Santoro and Llodra really performed in a very fanatic way by throwing shoes into the crowd. Did you guys try to design your way of celebrating your victory today?

JONAS BJORKMAN: I think we all are different. You know, Fabrice and Michael started with that thing in Australia, I think, when they throwed all their clothes and shoes. I don't know if that became their trademark, but then we leave it to their trademark and stick to our thing.

You know, you can never say really what you want to do after a win. It all comes with what happens during the match. You know, we were very happy and excited after the match. You know, it's a great finish of the year, so I think we have to come up with something else later on in the future maybe.

Q. What is the secret of a good doubles team? Is it simple? Is it just simplicity, or knowing each other? What is the art of being a good doubles team? A lot of people strive to be a good doubles team and it doesn't always work.

MAX MIRNYI: I think it's important for styles of play to match, mainly. But even so you see many times teams don't succeed. It's styles of tennis that have to be combined, and as well as the personalties have to match. You have to make sure you find a balance between communication and the technical part of the game, being able to produce what you need to produce to win matches.

I think that, overall, Jonas and I have a good chemistry between the two that, you know, even through some tough moments - 'cause that's normally when you determine whether somebody is good or not - we were able to come through during the year and prove to ourselves that we're capable of coming out of some difficult situations. Because when something happens - today in the finals is not ideally a good point where you can judge something on, you know, everything was one way and only one way today; we were able to just maintain that momentum - I think when the tougher moments come, Jonas and I become stronger and believe in one another and try to help with each other's game.

So I think that's a big part of a good team.

End of FastScripts

Nadie
11-29-2006, 01:24 PM
let's vote for Max :rocker:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=90966

Tatyana
11-29-2006, 05:56 PM
About chat.
Sorry, we were not able to have a chat on the 26th of November, But we set a new date ;)
The chat with Max will take place on the 3rd of November at 4pm EST (10 pm in Europe)
http://www.maxmirnyi.com/chat/index.php You'll have to register!

Volcanic Tennis
12-03-2006, 11:43 PM
I <3 Max
:)

patatazia
12-19-2006, 02:39 PM
Sharapova/Mirnyi vs Navratilova/Paes
3R US Open 2004 MD

Part 1 of 3
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Z5IH3KA6

Part 2 of 3
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SGRAE0OH

Part 3 of 3
http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=RBU77B6Z

Alien
12-24-2006, 11:54 AM
patatazia, thank you for the video!

Nadie
12-30-2006, 06:00 PM
First tournament for Max in 2007 - Doha! :woohoo:


(1)Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) vs Hyung Taik Lee (KOR)
Nicolas Almagro (ESP) vs Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)
Jurgen Melzer (AUT) vs Q
(7)Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) vs Olivier Rochus (BEL)

(4)Andy Murray (GBR) vs Filippo Volandri (ITA)
Alberto Martin (ESP) vs Christophe Rochus (BEL)
Q vs Q
(8)Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs Max Mirnyi (BLR)

(6)Robin Soderling (SWE) vs Kristof Vliegen (BEL)
Potito Starace (ITA) vs Guillermo Garcia Lopez (ESP)
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP) vs Sultan Khalfan (QAT)
(3)Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) vs Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER)

(5)Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) vs Daniele Bracciali (ITA)
Andreas Seppi (ITA) vs Gael Monfils (FRA)
Thomas Johansson (SWE) vs Younes El Ayanoui (MAR)
(2)Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) vs Q


Good luck Max! :bounce:

Nadie
12-31-2006, 10:06 AM
Doha doubles draw

Björkman & Mirnyi [SWE/BLR, 1] vs. Kohlschreiber & Söderling [GER/SWE]
Youzhny & Zimonjic [RUS/SRB] vs. Ramirez Hidalgo & Volandri [ESP/ITA]
Fyrstenberg & Matkowski [POL, 4] vs. Cermak & Levinsky [CZE]
Baghdatis & Wawrinka [CYP/SUI] vs. A. Murray & J. Murray [GBR]

C. Rochus & Vliegen [BEL, WC] vs. Almagro & Martín [ESP]
El Aynaoui & Khalfan [MAR/QAT, WC] vs. Damm & Paes [CZE/IND, 3]
T. Johansson & Ljubicic [SWE/CRO] vs. Grosjean & Monfils [FRA]
Knowle & Melzer [AUT] vs. Knowles & Nestor [BAH/CAN, 2]

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Björki
12-31-2006, 10:16 AM
good luck to Max (and Jonas) :bounce:

Nadie
12-31-2006, 03:19 PM
Monday OOP and Scores http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/b_tree.gif


court 1
Matches Start At: 1:00 PM
Denis GREMELMAYR (GER) vs Frantisek CERMAK (CZE)
Not Before 3:00 PM
Robin SODERLING (SWE) vs Kristof VLIEGEN (BEL)
followed by
Mikhail YOUZHNY (RUS) vs Daniele BRACCIALI (ITA)
Not Before 6:30 PM
Jonas BJORKMAN (SWE)/Max MIRNYI (BLR) vs Philipp KOHLSCHREIBER (GER)/Robin SODERLING (SWE) http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/b_santa2.gif




Happy new year to everybody! Have great 2007!!!
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/viannen_12.gif

Björki
01-01-2007, 03:59 PM
Kohlschreiber/Söderling def. (1) Björkman/Mirnyi 1-6, 6-3, 10-7 :sad:

Nadie
01-01-2007, 07:31 PM
:awww: It's not the right way to start the year :crying2:
Let's hope Max will have better luck in singles tomorrow :rocker2:


Tuesday OOP and Scores

Court 1
Matches Start At 3:15 PM

M. Mirnyi - S. Wawrinka
followed by
O. Rochus - S. Grosjean
followed by
M. Baghdatis/S. Wawrinka - A. Murray/J. Murray
followed by
M. Youzhny/N. Zimonjic - R. Ramirez Hidalgo/F. Volandri

Alien
01-02-2007, 10:35 AM
Good luck today, Max!

Nadie
01-02-2007, 01:35 PM
Max won 5-7 6-4 6-4
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Nadie
01-02-2007, 03:04 PM
:banana:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/94235_am.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/94049_am.jpg

16681
01-02-2007, 05:03 PM
Max :yeah:

tiptopdaisy
01-02-2007, 06:15 PM
Max won 5-7 6-4 6-4
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

:yeah:

Björki
01-02-2007, 08:14 PM
well done Max :D

GlennMirnyi
01-02-2007, 09:24 PM
Max won 5-7 6-4 6-4
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Max, the man, the monster, the myth!!!!! :worship:

bavaria100
01-03-2007, 01:26 AM
That was a huge win for Max. :yeah: I hope he can keep it up tomorrow.

Nadie
01-03-2007, 01:06 PM
Max won 6-3 6-3 against Marco Chiudinelli :yippee:

Next he will face Andy Murray :rolleyes: :help:

16681
01-03-2007, 04:15 PM
Congrats to Max on his win :rocker: Ah Murray might be a different story.
But I did read that Andy had a cold so that might help Max :unsure:

Alien
01-03-2007, 04:32 PM
Well done today Max!!!

Nadie
01-03-2007, 05:45 PM
:tape:

Doha, QATAR: A Qatari man follows Max Mirnyi of Belarus compete against Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland on the third day of the one-million-dollar Qatar Open ATP tennis tournament in Doha, 03 January 2007. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/72915274_qat.jpg


Was he the only spectator at that match???? :rolleyes: :rolls:

Alien
01-03-2007, 05:50 PM
Was he the only spectator at that match???? :rolleyes: :rolls:
You've taken the words out of my mouth! Was thinking exactly that while scrolling down the page..... :haha:

bavaria100
01-03-2007, 10:15 PM
Quarterfinals! That's a really nice start into 2007. :) Murray will be a tough opponent and I'm already satisfied if Max keeps the match close.

GlennMirnyi
01-04-2007, 01:07 AM
:tape:

Doha, QATAR: A Qatari man follows Max Mirnyi of Belarus compete against Marco Chiudinelli of Switzerland on the third day of the one-million-dollar Qatar Open ATP tennis tournament in Doha, 03 January 2007. AFP PHOTO / KARIM SAHIB

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/72915274_qat.jpg


Was he the only spectator at that match???? :rolleyes: :rolls:

This Qatari has good taste. :p

GlennMirnyi
01-04-2007, 01:07 AM
Mirnyi must defeat that prick idiotic moonballer Murray!

DAVAI !

bavaria100
01-04-2007, 05:56 PM
Max lost 6-2, 2-6, 2-6 :bigcry:

He played stunning Tennis in the first set and had the match under control. Unfortunately, he totally broke together after he broke Murray early in the second set. He had a chance to come back in the decider, but blew 4 bps in one game. It seemed as if he totally forgot his gameplan in the final 2 sets. That was really disappointing.

16681
01-04-2007, 06:03 PM
Max :sad: And I have been reading that attendence wasn't good at that Tournament which that picture seems to show :lol: :rolls:

Nadie
01-04-2007, 06:25 PM
:crying2: :crying2: :crying2:

Max looked so sad at the end of match :awww: :hug:
I could only guess what had happened to him during the second set :rolleyes: he made early break and was leading *1-0 and then totally lost the control :tears: :sad:


Max :sad: And I have been reading that attendence wasn't good at that Tournament which that picture seems to show :lol: :rolls:

I followed the match on Eurosport online and confirm there weren't a lot of spectators :o I wonder why :rolleyes:

Nadie
01-04-2007, 07:20 PM
:awww:

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/21834_pm.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k201/tennis_nadia/picz/5448_pm.jpg

Björki
01-04-2007, 08:42 PM
Max :sad:

Alien
01-04-2007, 10:09 PM
Max....... :tears:

I followed the match on Eurosport online and confirm there weren't a lot of spectators :o I wonder why :rolleyes:

Maybe because it's colder there than it should be? :shrug: They all got frozen....

Björki
01-07-2007, 09:42 AM
Vote (again) for Max
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=4638255#post4638255

Nadie
01-07-2007, 03:51 PM
Vote (again) for Max
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=4638255#post4638255

:help:
we need more voters for Max :wavey:

Nadie
01-07-2007, 05:35 PM
Max in the PYW final
Let's vote for him :)
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=93168

Nadie
01-12-2007, 06:25 PM
Max' part of AOpen singles draw:

David Nalbandian ARG (8) vs. Janko Tipsarevic SRB
QUALIFIER vs. Nicolas Lapentti ECU
Chris Guccione AUS (WC) vs. Olivier Rochus BEL
Christophe Rochus BEL vs. Sebastien Grosjean FRA (28)

Robin Soderling SWE (23) vs. Florian Mayer GER
Andreas Seppi ITA vs. QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER
Albert Montanes ESP vs. Tommy Haas GER (12)

Tomas Berdych CZE (13) vs. Hyung-Taik Lee KOR
QUALIFIER vs. Robert Smeets AUS (WC)
Max Mirnyi BLR vs. Luis Horna PER
QUALIFIER vs. Dmitry Tursunov RUS (21)

Xavier Malisse BEL (29) vs. Arnaud Clement FRA
Fabrice Santoro FRA vs. Igor Kunitsyn RUS
Gilles Muller LUX vs. Gaston Gaudio ARG
Sergio Roitman ARG vs. Nikolay Davydenko RUS (3)


Davai Max :bounce:

GlennMirnyi
01-12-2007, 07:26 PM
Max got a pretty difficult draw... if he wins (highly probable), he gets Tursunov and that guy is a great returner... :sad:

Anyway, DAVAI MAX!

Björki
01-12-2007, 09:43 PM
as long as Max and Jonas win the doubles title I am happy :)

davai Max :bounce:

Nadie
01-15-2007, 05:35 PM
Order of play for Tuesday

Court 8 Start Time 11:00 AM

Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) vs. Potito Starace (ITA)
followed by
Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Renata Voracova (CZE) vs. Meghann Shaughnessy (USA)
followed by
Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs. Luis Horna (PER) :bounce:
followed by
Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Andreja Klepac (SLO) vs. Shuai Peng (CHN)


Davai Max :rocker2:

Nadie
01-16-2007, 05:45 PM
Max won 7-6 (4), 3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
:woohoo: but it was :scared:

Dima next :angel:

Nadie
01-16-2007, 06:16 PM
Max and Jonas' half of doubles draw

Martin Damm CZE\Leander Paes IND (5) vs. Novak Djokovic SRB\Janko Tipsarevic SRB
Nathan Healey AUS\Robert Smeets AUS vs. Kevin Kim USA\Hyung-Taik Lee KOR
Julien Benneteau FRA\Nicolas Mahut FRA vs. Benjamin Becker GER\Jamie Murray GBR
Frank Dancevic CAN\Xavier Malisse BEL vs. Simon Aspelin SWE\Chris Haggard RSA (11)

Arnaud Clement FRA\Michael Llodra FRA (16) vs. Lukasz Kubot POL\Oliver Marach AUT
Olivier Rochus BEL\Kristof Vliegen BEL vs. Martin Garcia ARG\Sebastian Prieto ARG
Luis Horna PER\Nicolas Lapentti ECU vs. Michal Mertinak SVK\Petr Pala CZE
Alexander Peya AUT\Bjorn Phau GER vs. Paul Hanley AUS\Kevin Ullyett ZIM (4)

Jonathan Erlich ISR\Andy Ram ISR (7) vs. Thomas Johansson SWE\Jarkko Nieminen FIN
James Auckland GBR\Stephen Huss AUS vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber GER\ Stefan Koubek AUT
Mahesh Bhupathi IND\Radek Stepanek CZE vs. Sebastien Grosjean FRA\Olivier Patience FRA
Christopher Kas GER\Philipp Petzschner GER vs. Lukas Dlouhy CZE\Pavel Vizner CZE (9)

Leos Friedl CZE\Michael Kohlmann GER (14) vs. Tomas Cibulec CZE\Rainer Schuettler GER
Andrei Pavel ROM\Alexander Waske GER vs. Nicolas Almagro ESP\Fernando Verdasco ESP
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo ESP\Sergio Roitman ARG vs. Leonardo Azzaro ITA\Filippo Volandri ITA
Tomas Behrend GER\Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP vs. Jonas Bjorkman SWE\Max Mirnyi BLR (2)

Björki
01-16-2007, 07:37 PM
Max :rocker2:

Nadie
01-17-2007, 05:57 PM
Mixed Doubles Draw AO:

(1)Bob Bryan/Lisa Raymond vs Paul Hanley/Alicia Molik
Andy Ram/Vera Zvonareva vs Chris Guccione/Casey Dellacqua
Mahesh Bhupathi/Daniela Hantuchova vs Nenad Zimonjic/Jelena Jankovic
Max Mirnyi/Victoria Azarenka vs (6)Marcin Matkowski/Cara Black :banana:

(4)Jonas Björkman/Francesca Schiavone vs Sebastian Prieto/Anabel Medina Garrigues
Pavel Vizner/Janette Husarova vs Igor Andreev/Maria Kirilenko
Julian Knowle/Tiantian Sun vs Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Mara Santangelo
Frantisek Cermak/Anna-Lena Grönefeld vs (5)Todd Perry/Zi Yan

(8)Martin Damm/Meghann Shaughnessy vs Daniel Nestor/Elena Likhovtseva
Tomas Berdych/Lucie Safarova vs Stephen Huss/Monique Adamczak
Fernando Gonzalez/Gisela Dulko vs Leos Friedl/Tathiana Garbin
Yves Allegro/Elena Bovina vs (3)Leander Paes/Samantha Stosur

(7)Kevin Ullyett/Liezel Huber vs Mike Bryan/Corina Morariu
Simon Aspelin/Paola Suarez vs Ashley Fisher/Nicole Pratt
Nathan Healey/Bryanne Stewart vs Lukas Dlouhy/Iveta Benesova
Fabrice Santoro/Sania Mirza vs (2)Mark Knowles/Rennae Stubbs


Good luck to Max and Vika! :bounce:

Nadie
01-17-2007, 06:00 PM
order of play for tomorrow

Court 7 11:00 AM

1. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[22] vs Tamira Paszek (AUT)
2. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Max Mirnyi (BLR) vs Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)[21]
3. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Nathalie Dechy (FRA)[8] vs Varvara Lepchenko (UZB)
Vera Zvonareva (RUS)[8] Olga Poutchkova (RUS)
4. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Tomas Behrend (GER)\Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs Max Mirnyi (BLR)\ Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[2]
5. Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Francesca Schiavone (ITA) vs Elena Likhovtseva (RUS)[13]
Patty Schnyder (SUI) Elena Vesnina (RUS)[13]


:bounce: Davai Max in singles and doubles :rocker2:

Nadie
01-18-2007, 04:23 AM
Max lost to Dima 2-6, 3-6, 6-7 (4) :tears: :rolleyes:


better luck in doubles Max :) I hope he will have time to rest :scared:

Björki
01-18-2007, 07:10 AM
J.Bjorkman SWE / M.Mirnyi BLR (2) def. T.Behrend GER / G.Garcia-Lopez ESP 6-0, 6-1 :woohoo:

Alien
01-18-2007, 02:35 PM
Max lost to Dima 2-6, 3-6, 6-7 (4) :tears: :rolleyes:

It's really because you weren't there to sit behind Dima....

Nadie
01-18-2007, 08:12 PM
Friday OOP & Scores

Show Court 2 Start Time 11:00 AM
Women's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Shengnan Sun (CHN)/Tiantian Sun (CHN) vs. Elena Bovina (RUS)/Alla Kudryavtseva (RUS)

followed by
Women's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)[21] vs. Nicole Vaidisova (CZE)[10]

Men's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Radek Stepanek (CZE)[20] vs. David Ferrer (ESP)[16]

Men's Doubles - 2nd Rnd.
Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo (ESP)/Sergio Roitman (ARG) vs. Jonas Bjorkman (SWE)[2]/Max Mirnyi (BLR)[2]

Good luck Max and Jonas :rocker2:


It's really because you weren't there to sit behind Dima....
:lol: