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The "I Love Brian Vahaly" Thread

Illinitennisfan11
07-25-2003, 05:58 PM
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Yes it's true, I love Brian Vahaly. He is so sweet and nice, we sat and talked to him for a while yesterday, and then he found out we didn't get A-Rod's autographs, so he took our draws down into the players room and got him to sign then brought them back up to us. How many people would do that?? We also watched him hitting with Brad Gilbert's son yesterday. He has taken over the ranks as one of my favorite tennis players. And we told him if he came back to our challenger, we're personally be his ballgirls, lol. Though, he did say "See you in Champaign!" when we had to leave. :) Brian Vahaly rocks.

Hurley
07-25-2003, 06:30 PM
He does rock :D

Leo
07-26-2003, 08:01 AM
Learned some things about Brian today. First of all, he was named one of the "Most Eligible Bachelors" by People. And second of all, he once dated Alicia from "Step by Step" (love that show, was just watching a rerun today)! Anyway, she is gorgeous, but they split.

Havok
08-12-2003, 05:52 PM
go Brian!!!!!!

Kristen
01-12-2004, 10:48 AM
guys... i joined a yahoo group, and i want to help revive it. Brian has a hell of a lot of fans, and i think it'd be ggood if we could regularly keep in touch with each other...what do you think?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/brianvahaly/

lfty
07-08-2004, 12:18 PM
:woohoo: Brian finally won a match this year! I can’t even express how happy that makes me. I don’t even know why I like Brian so much. But he’s had such a tough year. And he FINALLY won!! :yippee: Maybe he should get food poisoning more often.

rue
07-22-2004, 12:29 AM
I really like Brian because he is a really nice person. Even though he has struggled this year, he still continues on believing that he will be able to win matches. He, by the way is a strong devoted Christian, something that I would love to see more of in tennis.

Kristen
07-22-2004, 03:07 PM
Brians first round match in Indianapolis 2004. :wavey:

Kristen
10-04-2004, 06:42 AM
Very happy to see him in the singles and doubles finals at College Station :yeah: even if he could only manage the doubles title :p

Go Brian! :woohoo:

Fee
10-04-2004, 07:23 AM
Good, I'm glad that he finally won something, anything. Perhaps I will see him next week at the Tiburon Challenger.

danceprincess202
12-20-2004, 05:58 PM
I haven't met Brian, but we've emailed and he sent me an autographed pic! Such a sweetheart!

TennisAnyone
12-24-2004, 01:17 AM
Brian is a great guy

Deboogle!.
02-02-2005, 02:23 AM
Well Brian won his first ATP main draw match today in a long time! Too bad he had to beat Kendrick, but this was a long time coming. I hope Brian can stay healthy!

Kristen
02-02-2005, 05:42 AM
About time Brian! :yeah:
Hopefully his ankle (was it?) won't give him any more issues. I'm crossing fingers he'll be able to get to the Aus Open next year! LOL... so here's to an injury free, and higher-ranked 2005 :D

Fee
02-02-2005, 06:10 AM
Rock and Roll Brian!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deboogle!.
02-02-2005, 03:38 PM
About time Brian! :yeah:
Hopefully his ankle (was it?) won't give him any more issues. I'm crossing fingers he'll be able to get to the Aus Open next year! LOL... so here's to an injury free, and higher-ranked 2005 :D

According to the updates that were posted on his website, it was a couple of different injuries in his right arm, but one of his more recent updates said he's feeling better every day. So hopefully things are going in the right direction for him :)

perfect_spy
02-23-2005, 09:16 PM
he said he broke his middle finger also.

Kristen
03-10-2005, 05:11 AM
Indian Wells Qualifying:
B Vahaly (USA) d (4)L Burgsmuller (GER) 64 76(6)
:woohoo: But... I feel bad for Lars :awww:

Deboogle!.
03-10-2005, 05:17 AM
:woohoo: Qualify, Brian!!!!!!

Deboogle!.
03-11-2005, 12:31 AM
Brian made it into the main draw with an incredible 6-2 6-0 win over Noam Okun, including an ace on match point!

:bounce: now win your first round main draw match, Brian!

Fumus
06-06-2005, 08:15 PM
Brain is on my WTT team in Schenectady, he will be playing there every home match. lol...I will post a pic of me and him so I can be like my idol Fee Fee Dobson(Fee).

Fee
06-07-2005, 04:50 AM
Fee Fee Dobson?

Anyway, here you go Fumus, just for you :D. Yes, I am aware that I look like a complete goober in this pic.

Jeff
06-13-2005, 09:35 PM
Brian lost in Wimbledon qualifying today 3-6, 2-6 :(

smucav
07-22-2005, 01:15 AM
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/CVArticle.asp?ID=23651&pid=1307Former college star shines on ATP tour
Pro tennis player gives back to local community; looks to make his way back into top 75, qualify for this year's U.S. Open
Warren Waterman
Cavalier Daily Staff Writer

The Virginia men's tennis team has made gigantic strides in recent years from an average program to a national powerhouse. This year the men's team finished fifth in the nation -- its highest ranking ever. One of the people responsible for this meteoric rise is Brian Vahaly, arguably one of the greatest players to ever swing a racquet at U.Va.

Vahaly and close friend and teammate Huntley Montgomery put U.Va. tennis on the map by achieving amazing results for the Cavaliers. In 2001, his final year at Virginia, Vahaly reached the finals of the NCAA singles championships and he and Montgomery ended that year ranked No. 1 in the nation in doubles. Currently ranked 176 in the world on the ATP tour, Vahaly has been ranked as high as 64 and believes he can be there again.

"I still feel I have some great tennis left and feel as though I have room to improve," he said.

Great tennis is something with which the Virginia alumnus is familiar. Vahaly beat Juan Carlos Ferrero when he was ranked No. 1 in the world just before Ferrero won the 2003 French Open. Additionally, he has had good results at several ATP tournaments that year, reaching the quarterfinals at Indian Wells and the semifinals of Memphis before losing to Andy Roddick. Roddick, a close friend, and Vahaly teamed up to beat the top ranked doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan in Washington D.C. that same year.

Being part of the ATP tour has allowed Vahaly to travel the world, but Vahaly says it's not as glamorous as people think.

"I'm on the road every week and rarely get to spend anytime at home with friends and family," Vahaly said. "I can't remember the last time I was in the same city for over two weeks."

With all of his energy devoted to tennis and travel, it's hard to imagine that Vahaly has time for anything else. Yet with the help of some of his friends in the sports community including Roddick, Atlanta Braves infielder Keith Lockhart and fellow Wahoo Patrick Kerney of the Atlanta Falcons (CLAS, '99), Vahaly has established a charitable foundation for after school programs for underprivileged kids in Atlanta that provides computers, tutors, and free tennis lessons to keep them off the streets.

"I always felt it was important to give back to the community, especially when so many people took part in the success of my career," Vahaly said. "It's really an awesome thing and something I'm very very proud of."

Of course, he stills follows the Cavaliers and the great tennis program he helped build.

"They've had an amazing run," Vahaly said. "I honestly feel as though they can win the national championship next year. I continually speak with [Virginia men's tennis coach] Brian Boland and know he has what it takes to take this program to the top."

He regularly keeps tabs with Montgomery and other former teammates as well.Montgomery has fond memories of the glory years with Vahaly.

"We've had some great times together," Montgomery said. "I think some of the best times were just coming up with big wins to help the 'Hoos take down tough teams. We are good friends and I'm sure it will remain that way."

Vahaly is currently playing World Team Tennis for the New York Buzz in Albany, NY. At the end of July it is back on the tour which he hopes will culminate in a berth at the U.S. Open in New York at the end of August. But what about life after the tour?

"I graduated from the Comm. School so I've always had life after tennis on my mind," Vahaly said. "I never saw my self completely as a one dimensional tennis player, but right now my focus remains on tennis...as long as I'm still enjoying myself."

Whatever he does in the future however, Virginia will almost certainly always remain in Vahaly's blood.

"I continue to wear my U.Va. clothes wherever I go," he said.

Once a Cavalier, always a Cavalier.

Kristen
07-22-2005, 03:49 AM
Fee! Your hair looks quite small in the pic with Brian. (I am having great difficulty in trying to make that sound...normal. LOL!)

Thanks for the article smucav. Hope to see him in Australia next year :)

Fee
08-15-2005, 06:15 PM
Kristen :lol:
Yes, it was having a 'small' day. That happens more often in warmer weather, if I get a little sweaty from sitting in the sun and such.

Where have all of Brian's fans been? I know you're here. This week, he's playing in the Bronx Challenger (Sasa Tuksar of Croatia is his first opponent)
and it looks like next week he'll be in the USO qualifying. I don't think he's going to get a WC this year, he's kind of off the radar these days.

Kristen
08-23-2005, 05:46 AM
Brian Vahaly’s road to the season’s final Grand Slam has taken a winning return off the Grand Concourse. The 182nd-ranked Vahaly toppled top-seeded Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic, 7-6(5), 6-1 today to advance to the men’s final of the GHI Bronx Tennis Classic at Crotona Park.

Vahaly, who won the Tallahassee Challenger in April without dropping a set, takes on Thierry Ascione of France in Sunday’s final. The 118th-ranked Ascione defeated fellow Frenchman Edouard Roger-Vasselin, 7-6(6), 6-3, in today’s other semifinal.

Tickets for Sunday's 11 a.m. final are $10 with free admission for children 12 and under. Free on-site supervised parking is available in front of the tennis courts on Crotona Avenue. Crotona Park is easily accessible by train. Take the No. 2 or No. 5 subway to 174th Street, walk across the street and up the hill from the subway and the tennis courts will come into view.

Once ranked as high as No. 64, Vahaly will try to qualify for the U.S. Open at next week’s qualifying event at the National Tennis Center.

((4)Thierry Ascione (FRA) d. Brian Vahaly (USA) 6-2 6-3)

Kristen
08-23-2005, 05:49 AM
Oh yeah...and this ;)
Bronx Doubles final :::
Cecil Mamiit/Brian Vahaly (USA) d. (1)Julien Benneteau/Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-4 6-4
:woohoo:

Deboogle!.
08-23-2005, 05:49 AM
awwwwww Brian :hug: Nice job making the final, one of his better results for the year I think, and it moved him like 14 spots in the rankings!

He's in a tough section of the USO Qualies, but good luck to him!!! :D

Kristen
09-06-2005, 01:03 PM
I had a dream about Mr Vahaly last night. See, in the most recent edition of Aus Tennis Magazine, Sam Stosur wrote an article, and his name was spelled 'v-a-h-a-l-l-y' and it was so annoying! There he was, in the pic... beaming smile... announced to the world as vahally. pfft. So, in my dream I told him. His care factor was lower than mine. End. ;)

Deboogle!.
10-24-2005, 01:54 AM
Brian won a challenger today!!! He hadn't won one since April in Tallahassee, where he didn't drop a set. This week, he had 3-setters every day, so I'd say that's pretty impressive! hopefully this is a harbinger of good things to come :) :dance:

tangerine_dream
11-05-2005, 09:10 PM
Vahaly fans:

There is an interview with Brain over at the tennisreporters.net (http://www.tennisreporters.net/) site. Unfortunately you need to be a member to read it.

Q & A: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Brian Vahaly: On being stalked, intellectual life on tour and the grind of the Challengers

On being a famous bachelor: "You get a lot of odd and sometimes scary scenarios that come from it."

I'll bet his stalker's name is binkygirl.

Deboogle!.
11-05-2005, 10:37 PM
Unfortunately you need to be a member to read it.not if you're sneaky ;)I'll bet his stalker's name is binkygirl.:spit: :haha:



Brian Vahaly: On being stalked and the grind of the Challengers
On being a famous bachelor: 'You get a lot of odd and sometimes scary
scenarios that come from it'

By Matthew Cronin, TennisReporters.net

Atlanta's Brian Vahaly is one of only two singles players in the Top-200 who graduated from college. A bright counter puncher with good foot speed and a fine backhand, Vahaly reached a career high No. 64 in 2003 after he reached the semis of Memphis and the quarters of Indian Wells.

The 26-year-old hasn't been able to maintain that level during the past two years. But, two weeks ago, he won Calabasas Challenger and pushed his ranking up to No. 147. Even though he's only pocketed $572,025 in his career, he funded the Brian Vahaly Brighter Future Foundation, which offers after school academic and tennis programs to inner city youth.

Vahaly, Jan-Michael Gambill, Robby Ginepri, Scoville Jenkins and Ashley Harkleroad will all take part in an exhibition and fundraiser for the foundation, Nov. 18-19 at the James Creek Tennis Center in Atlanta. TennisReporters.net spoke to Vahaly about life on the Challenger circuit, his brief fling with fame and his future aspirations.

TennisReporters.net: Why does a finance and marketing graduate of the prestigious University of Virginia keep playing Challengers when you can't earn a lot of money there?
Brian Vahaly: I've loved playing tennis since the age of two and I can use the rest of my life for education to create another career for myself. I got a little taste of it when my ranking shot up to No. 64 and I would like to see if I can get back there. It does get difficult at times. The travel is very tough, but until I feel that until I stop improving, I'll keep going.

TR.net: How long will you keep playing Challengers until you feel you've had enough?
BV: A couple of years. I'm very patient and as long as I feel like I'm improving and I'm enjoying it, I'll keep at it as long as my body holds up. I have the routine down pretty well. It's hard not to enjoy the lifestyle. If you can get sponsors, it's a great way to live.

TR.net: It's got to brutal making up to No. 64, being a big story at Indian Wells when you beat Juan Carlos Ferrero and getting into the main ATP draws regularly and then two years later finding yourself playing the Tulsa Challenger.
BV: It's hard, but at the same time I've been to a lot of these cities before so you try to trick yourself into thinking it's all about the matches and winning. You have to compete the best way you can. The reality of the small American towns versus the big cities with big tournaments is very different, but it's kind of nice. You get spoiled on the tour. You get back to the roots more and it's humbling.

TR.net: You're pretty much punching the clock.
BV: It's a job like anything else. From a outside perspective, it seems more glamorous than it is. We travel 39 weeks a year; we're mostly staying in hotel rooms and, for the most part, we are isolated from friends and family. We usually just go from the courts to the hotel room. It's a difficult life in terms of relationships.

TR.net: Are still finding enough motivation to go out week after week? Are getting down on yourself and or do you still believe you can make it back on the regular tour?
BV: That's not much of a difference between the ATP and Challenger players. Almost all the guys playing Challengers have wins over guys in the Top 50 in the world. It's a matter of establishing consistency. I enjoy the challenge. I never thought I'd be able to get up to the ATP level and I did and now this is another challenge to get back up again. If I don't accomplish it, life goes on and I'll move it into another career.

TR.net: Are the American guys who are out on the Challenger circuit pretty close?
BV: It's more a closed-knit environment than the ATP, where there's more business to be done, more press. The Americans have become close over the past four to fiveyears. With the exception of Roddick, we all came up through the Challengers. We go out to dinner together and hang out a lot. It's more of team atmosphere, but we are still fighting it out on court.

TR.net: When you go out, are you guys talking tennis?
BV: My friends and I don't. I don't like to. I have other interests. I like to read books about other things and want to talk about things outside the game. It's like going to work and then coming home and talking about your job at dinner. I don't like it, but there are tons of guys on tour who are like that, who want to watch matches on TV, watch tape, talk about other players. For guys who never gone to college and have had no life outside of tennis, I can understand and respect that.

TR.net: You have to be seeing that a lot because there are hardly any singles players on tour now who have gone to college more than a year or two.
BV: It's only myself and Paul Goldstein amongst the Top 200 who gradated college. It's a dying breed, but you still have guys like Bobby Reynolds, Amir Delic, and Rajeev Ram who are on the Challenger circuit who did go to college for a couple of years. As of late, there has been a tendency for players to think that college is waste of time if they are going to play the pros and I think that's an unfortunate conclusion. It's very rare now for players to go four years and then make it, but Paul and I want to show that it can be done. You don't have to sacrifice an education to play tennis. For the guys who don't make it and never took a scholarship, they have to start back over. I feel lucky not to be in that situation.

TR.net: You must interact with fans a lot more on the Challenger level given that it's closer confines and smaller locales.
BV: I speak to people after my matches and they have a real appreciation for meeting players before they get big. It's hard for fans to get access to the players on the ATP level. I thoroughly enjoy taking to them. It's fun to play in the big stadiums, but you don't establish relationships with the fans. In the smaller,

TR.net: What are the negatives about playing Challengers?
BV: Smaller cities. Everyone enjoys playing in front of a big crowd. You are playing for less money, the pressure is less, you play the same guys week in and week out. On the ATP Tour, you get more variety, you are visiting nicer cities, staying in nicer hotels, playing on nicer courts. They take care of the players better.

TR.net: When you were named one of the country's most eligible bachelors by People magazine, were you flooded with phone calls?
BV: Yeah. I got calls from everybody. It caught me off guard because I'm someone who likes to be in the background and maintain his privacy and not someone who gets into the spotlight. I didn't realize the magnitude of it and it changed a lot of things.

TR.net: So, your actress girlfriend (Christine Lakin) dumped you because she thought there were too many other women chasing after you?
BV: The girlfriend let me go before that actually came out. There were a lot a strange situations that can from that which exposed me to things that I've never dealt with before. I'm a relatively conservative church-going Southerner that loves to play tennis and all of sudden I'm thrown in the national spotlight. I didn't know what to do with that.

TR.net: You don't seem like the Playboy type who would take advantage of the nomination.
BV: No, and it wasn't always great situations coming from it. You get a lot of odd and sometimes scary scenarios that come from it.

TR.net: So you got into a "Play Misty For Me" situation where you were stalked?
BV: I had similar situation that did get serious. It was scary. I don't mind the publicity, but it's weird being on national scale. Now, I'm better prepared to deal with it, but at the time I was a little more naïve and trusting of people and you don't think twice. I don't shy away from the publicity now. I just have a better understanding of people.

TR.net: What's the chatter in the locker room about the doubles changes.
BV: The doubles guys are very friendly and everyone enjoys having them around. The thought of taking away their careers is unfortunate. They do add value to the game. I'm really interested if these changes actually will result in more top singles players playing doubles. You wonder what the quality will be like. There has to be a better way to market the doubles so more people come and watch it. But, I can understand the tournament directors point of view where doubles isn't selling tickets and it's become a financial burden.

TR.net: Do you think doubles could be marketed better?
BV: I think tennis could be marketed better; it's not just doubles. The average Joe in the US can only name Agassi and Roddick and only now, after he won his sixth Grand Slam, Federer is getting his due.

TR.net: But isn't that the constant challenge of a marketing international sport in the US?
BV: There are other international sports where fans can list 15-20 guys, like golf. In tennis, even with all the great promotions that go along with the US Open Series, we still seem to see the same guys on TV.

TR.net: But the networks are in a Catch 22 because they feel like if they don't put the stars on that fans won't tune in at all and their ratings will plunge. It's a risk to put on lesser-known players if fans don't immediately identify with them.
BV: All the players understand how important ratings are, but there are way for TV to go over to some other matches and give exposure to some other players, so when Andre or Andy lose in the first round,, the tournament isn't a complete bust. The closer Agassi gets to retirement, the more this is becoming a risk. That's why it was great to see James Blake and Robby [Ginepri] do well at the Open so that some other American players got some exposure.

TR.net: You've known Ginepri for a long time. Were you surprised that he shot up early last year, went way down and then this summer, went on a great run?
BV: He's very talented and tennis came very easily to him. When it comes easily at a young age you just start to enjoy it. He stopped working as hard; he was living the life; he had bought this great home in Atlanta and figured he could coast. Then people started to figure out his game; he got frustrated. But, once he dropped out of the Top 100, it was wake-up call that he had to fight and push himself to whole new level. He's playing at a whole new level now.

TR.net: What about Gambill, who has gone way down from being a real US hopeful and Wimbledon quarterfinalist?
BV: All the players are aware of what a strong player he is and that he is capable of great tennis. He's struggling and his confidence is sown but if he can get it back up again, he can compete with the better players. He's a nice guy and incredible talent.

TR.net: If you don't achieve the goals you set for yourself in tennis, will you be disappointed, or will you be able to walk into another life content?
BV: My whole life I've had people who doubted me. Even when I was the top-ranked junior, one of the high-level coaches told me that I'd never be a good pro. For me it culminated in at Indian Wells 2003 when I beat Ferrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Tommy Robredo. I proved to myself and to everyone else I could do it. For me to walk away with regrets isn't an option. A lot of it now for me is gravy.

Fee
11-05-2005, 11:26 PM
Brian Vahaly is a true class act, kthanksbye. :D

(and TR.net needs to work on its proofreading...)

Deboogle!.
11-06-2005, 12:10 AM
Yes, he is. I thought that very same thing when I read that interview a couple days ago :D

and yes, yes they do - it's consistently atrocious :o

Fee
02-03-2006, 10:33 PM
Poor Brian...

The frustration continues. I thought I would be ready to go for Delray Beach but I spoke too soon. I was playing great in my first round match which was a surprise for me since I've been off the courts for so long. But an hour into the match, my rotator cuff started to bother me again and my serve mph went from 115mph to about 40. It wasn't pretty but I found a way to win the match. In the end, I had to pull out of the tournament and probably take a few more weeks off before I get ready for either San Jose or Memphis. Yes...it hasn't been the best start to 2006.

Feb 3, 2006 www.brianvahaly.com

Deboogle!.
02-03-2006, 10:42 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

cobalt60
03-02-2006, 07:09 PM
An aside here: saw Brian play Armitraj in qualies at the Vegas TC OPen. He looked great in the first set. Not sure what exactly happened ie if he was frustrated with the wind, tired or hurting but his game really went down significantly. And I can't say that Armitraj was playing all that better in the 2nd and 3rd sets. :(
Edit: Obviously I missed the part where Vahaly got in as a lucky loser and is playing Blake! Guess whatever was going on in qualy finals was just for a day.
I need the time to follow tennis more often;) :lol:

Kristen
03-03-2006, 05:53 AM
:woohoo: for the main draw and scoring a win over Sam :D :hatoff:

Deboogle!.
03-03-2006, 05:57 AM
Yes :D

He was just way way out of his league tonight against James.... he doublefaulted on at least 2 break points, and just didn't make the shots when he needed to

but his backhand is still just lovely, and he had some nice winners with it. I just hope he stays healthy. He should be a top 100 player.

Deboogle!.
03-03-2006, 04:58 PM
Here's what he wrote on his site about the week in Vegas... poor guy I hope his shoulder is ok :awww::hug:
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I can definitely say its been an up and down week in Las Vegas. I was pleasantly surprised with my play early on in the qualifying rounds. I had great wins against Salzenstein and Fleishman. My parents were in town with some other family friends, Bill and Cass Joyce and all was heading in a positive direction. About midway through my final round qualifying match, my shoulder started giving me considerable problems and unfortunately was a big reason I fell apart in that match. I lost to Armitraj and was making plans to head back to Atlanta.

On Tuesday morning, I woke up and went with my parents to McDonalds. I usually like to eat crappy after I lose. I dont know why. Makes me feel better. I had already packed my bags from my hotel and headed to the courts for rehab. While I was snacking on some twizzlers and drinking a coke zero, the ATP supervisor came and found me and told me I need to be on the court in 5 minutes for my first round match. I had no idea what was going on...but ran and quick found some shoes and some clothes and hopped on the court without a warmup. It was windy and cold and I fought my way through to win the match. Unfortunately, the wind was very difficult on my shoulder. I took time off and tried to get ready to play Blake on Thursday night but unfortunately, it wasn't enough time.

I'm in the process of getting another MRI on my shoulder and seeing what the doctors think I should do next. I think they stick a big needle of dye in my shoulder and run some tests, so we'll see how that turns out. I'm hoping to not have to sit out for months on end. We'll see....

Fee
03-03-2006, 08:24 PM
Oh man, JMG and Vahaly both with these nagging shoulder injuries. Here's hoping they can both avoid surgery and get healed up soon.

cobalt60
03-03-2006, 09:57 PM
Ok his explanation accounts for the loss to Armitraj- wind and hurting :(

Deboogle!.
03-04-2006, 12:34 AM
Oh man, JMG and Vahaly both with these nagging shoulder injuries. Here's hoping they can both avoid surgery and get healed up soon.I'll drink to that! :drink:

Fee
03-08-2006, 03:09 AM
Brian is in the Indian Wells qualies. He will play #1 seed Lukas Dlouhy in the first round, the match is scheduled for Stadium 1 (the Grandstand!) at 10 am. Go Brian!

Fee
03-08-2006, 08:17 PM
Brian won in 3 sets! That was a fantastic comeback for him, yippee!

Deboogle!.
03-08-2006, 08:44 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:

Kristen
03-09-2006, 01:03 PM
Excellent!
Excuse me, I have to go and eat my words ;)

Fee
03-09-2006, 09:29 PM
Well, Brian lost to Lars Burgsmuller today, in 2 sets (second set TB). Bummer...

I think he's going to the Sunrise Challenger in Florida next week. Hope he plays well there.

surfpinky
03-09-2006, 09:34 PM
awww ):


where in florida is the sunrise challenge?

Deboogle!.
03-09-2006, 09:50 PM
Boca maybe?

Kristen
03-20-2006, 10:44 PM
Well, Capdeville is doing nicely. Currently 60, 20 over Brian.

Match Summary P. Capdeville B. Vahaly

1st Serve % 47% 63%
Aces 3 0
Double Faults 1 2
Winning % - 1st Serve Pts. 13 of 17 = 76% 5 of 15 = 33%
Winning % - 2nd Serve Pts. 10 of 19 = 53% 2 of 9 = 22%
Winners (including service) 3 0
Unforced Errors 1 2
Break Point Conversions 4 of 6 = 67% 0 of 5 = 0%
Net Approaches 0 of 0 = 0 of 0 = 0%
Total Points Won 40 20

Deboogle!.
03-20-2006, 10:52 PM
Capdeville has been playing well lately and Brian's still not 100% healthy... he said on his site that he's gonna try to play through the shoulder problem, but maybe that's not a great idea :(

Kristen
03-20-2006, 11:00 PM
Brian got a couple of games :yeah:
Prob a good idea to get off court quickly though :hug:

16681
03-20-2006, 11:02 PM
Capdeville has been playing well lately and Brian's still not 100% healthy... he said on his site that he's gonna try to play through the shoulder problem, but maybe that's not a great idea :(
Not a good idea at all! Capdeville won the 1st Set 6-0 and is leading the 2nd Set 3-1 :sad:

cobalt60
03-21-2006, 02:51 PM
I just saw the score. Sorry for Brian who seems to be a good guy. Paul is a good player on hardcourts though. Watched him in Vegas. Hope Brian takes care.

Deboogle!.
03-23-2006, 04:29 AM
oh NO, Brian's site says he's seeing doctors about his "torn rotator cuff" oh no :(

Fee
04-10-2006, 11:12 PM
Well apparently Brian is in need of some attention so send him some love via his website or you know, where ever. Wouldn't want him to think his fans have forgotten him...

16681
04-11-2006, 06:21 PM
oh NO, Brian's site says he's seeing doctors about his "torn rotator cuff" oh no :(
OHHHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOO I hate to even hear the words "torn rotator cuff" :scared: That is what happened to Tommy and his shoulder has never really been the same since :sad: I hope if Brian has surgery he will not try to come back too quickly. I think that is what happened with Tommy and he ended up having to have yet another surgery :bigcry:

Fee
04-28-2006, 09:45 PM
Looks like Brian is going to try to play the Atlanta Challenger on Monday. As of right now, he's still on the entry list. Good luck, hope the shoulder holds up for him.

Deboogle!.
04-28-2006, 09:57 PM
According to his site (and what he wrote on it) he played some money event last week and his shoulder felt ok. so hopefully that's good news for the long-term.... I hope he's not rushing it, he seems to have done that a few times this year already :awww:

binkygirl
09-05-2006, 05:03 AM
Brian is having surgery in September on the shoulder. Let's all keep him in our thoughts.

dijus
07-03-2007, 11:46 PM
bump
any news?

Kristen
07-08-2007, 07:52 AM
Updated in June....

Well, after a long few months of rehab it looks like my shoulder is not getting any better. I have a feeling my doctor wants me to go under the knife again and have another surgery. Personally, I just don't think that I'm up to it. Waiting another 9 months with only the hopes I can get back onto the court and play pain free, while losing all the match play and time practicing on the court, just doesn't feel worth it. In the end, its probably not something I'm ready to do. Plus, I'm enjoying my time with my friends and family and think about starting the next chapter in my life. I'm still not sure what I'd like to do with the foundation or still being involved with tennis in some capacity. I love the sport and am confident in my abilities....but we will see. Its been 25 years of non-stop tennis so a break sort of feels nice right now.

In the meantime, I just finished up my first lakefront project in the real estate world and I'm loving it. If you are bored, check it out at http://www.mtnlakes.com/Homes/614L/614L.htm . I worked on the design and everything so it feels awesome to be part of the building process. I'm going to leave it as a rental property and then if it does not pan out, then I'll put it on the market. So go and check it out! I'll drop you an update over the coming months with my final decisions on what's next for me...

from http://www.brianvahaly.com/life.htm

dijus
07-08-2007, 04:06 PM
thx for the news Kristen
hope Brian can get well soon :sad:

dijus
04-24-2008, 10:53 PM
bump. any news?

dijus
04-24-2008, 10:55 PM
http://www.dailyprogress.com/cdp/sports/columnists/ratcliffe_on/article/ratcliffe_on_vahaly_retires_on_his_own_terms/7784/

:sad:

Deboogle!.
04-24-2008, 11:00 PM
aw, that was a nice article, thanks :)

Fee
04-24-2008, 11:59 PM
Yeah, but it's odd in a way. I thought I saw somewhere that he officially retired at the end of last year because he knew his shoulder would never be the same. That article is dated March 30, 2008, so that's not where I saw it. I'm a bit perplexed to be honest... :scratch: