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The Rainer Schuettler Cheering Thread

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Hurley
08-14-2003, 12:10 AM
My boy needs one :D

Keep going in Cincinnati :bounce: Great fight to beat Nieminen in a third-set TB today :) :) :)

Aleta4
08-14-2003, 09:53 AM
And he even had to play injured and almost quit the match after the first set :worship: :worship: :worship: Awesome fighting, as always :D

Layla
08-14-2003, 12:29 PM
Oh-oh. TH won't be happy about this. :o

I hope he feels better today.

Keep up the good work, Mr. Consistency. :D

My favorite pic... ;) http://www.fotogordon.com/tennis/players/toronto2002/schuettler/02ef18.htm

Wojtek
08-14-2003, 12:35 PM
Good luck today Rainer

Lee
08-14-2003, 04:43 PM
Thanks Hurley for starting this thread! :angel:

:bounce: :bounce: Rainer :bounce: :bounce:

Hurley
08-14-2003, 07:01 PM
Oh-oh. TH won't be happy about this. :o

:o Well, it's just coincidence that I started this thread the day he beat Jarkko. I kept wanting to start one, but there was never a "German Tennis" section. But now there is :D


My favorite pic... ;) http://www.fotogordon.com/tennis/players/toronto2002/schuettler/02ef18.htm

:hearts:

He's on TV now! First Robby, now Rainer, Andy later...what is this, Christmas?? :lick:

Hurley
08-14-2003, 09:24 PM
Rainer won :D

Of course ESPN ends coverage at 7-5 3-6 5-4 :rolleyes:

Rainer vs. Robby :hearts: :lick: :drool: :hearts:

Aleta4
08-14-2003, 09:34 PM
WOW more aces than Todd and only facing one bp :worship:

Hope he was moving well and that his back is better :)

Shadow
08-14-2003, 09:50 PM
well done Rainer :D :D

Weiter so! :yeah:

Lee
08-14-2003, 09:57 PM
:kiss: :kiss: Rainer! Well done!

Just takes lots of rests! You've been overworked for these 2 weeks!

Hurley
08-14-2003, 10:18 PM
WOW more aces than Todd and only facing one bp :worship:

Hope he was moving well and that his back is better :)

He looked to be in tip-top condition throughout the long match. :worship:

Layla
08-14-2003, 10:56 PM
:o Well, it's just coincidence that I started this thread the day he beat Jarkko. I kept wanting to start one, but there was never a "German Tennis" section. But now there is :D

I know it's a coincidence. ;) I meant that TH must have been upset if it seemed that Rainer might retire, giving her false hopes about Jarkko's chances. :awww: Besides, she likes both of them. Not an easy match for her, I reckon.

I'm glad you started this thread. :)


He's on TV now! First Robby, now Rainer, Andy later...what is this, Christmas?? :lick:

And Christmas continues, since you can watch Robby and Rainer in the same match. :D Better yet, one of them will be in the semis. :D:D

Congrats to both! :bounce: This tourney looks much better now.

martinatreue
08-16-2003, 05:40 AM
Rainer def Robbi 6-2, 6-3. Rainer was very solid and played quite clean and served very well. Robbi was rattled that he could not overpower Rainer and could not keep the ball in the court. I was there watching this match and the Nalbandian-Fish match live and can tell you that 90% of the American crowd is very disrespectful to non-American players and do not understand tennis much. They only seem to clap like crazy when someone smashes an easy overhead. :rolleyes:

Hurley
08-16-2003, 06:49 AM
Go Rainer!! Make the final!! :D

sam
08-16-2003, 12:13 PM
Well sone Rainer. I think he can make the final.

Hurley
08-17-2003, 01:27 AM
Rainer lost :eek:

6-7(4) 6-7(6) :mad:

I'm stunned :sad:

sam
08-19-2003, 12:19 PM
rainer was probably a little tired; it's been a long year and Fish is in the best form of his life.

sam
08-22-2003, 12:41 PM
Here is Rainer's part of the draw; he's seeded 8th:

Schuettler v Arthurs
Kiefer v Squialri
Mutis v A Martin
Sluiter v Costa (seed)

sam
08-28-2003, 12:48 PM
He won his 1st roundmatch in 4 sets. He is playiny doubles too with a Swiss guy, Allegro, and they won in 3 tough sets!!!

Lee
08-31-2003, 04:58 AM
:bounce: :bounce: Rainer :bounce: :bounce:

sam
09-13-2003, 01:36 PM
Rainer is in to the semis of the Brazil Open, but he plays Kuerten, who he has never beaten in three atempts.
Good luck, Rainer!!

Aleta4
09-13-2003, 07:27 PM
Rainer in the final :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

C'mon it is time to beat your nemesis :D revenge for the USO :devil:

Aleta4
09-13-2003, 08:24 PM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030913/capt.1063483144.brazil_open_orz107.jpg
Rainer Schuettler, of Germany, falls to the ground, after twisting his ankle, during a match against Gustavo Kuerten, of Brazil, for the semifinals of the Brazil Open tennis tournament in Costa do Sauipe, Brazil, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003. Schuettler defeated Kuerten, 6-4,2-6,7-5, and will face Sjeng Schalken, of the Netherlands in the final Sunday.

:awww: :unsure: Hope he is alright !

donna1985
09-13-2003, 09:05 PM
What is it with Rainer and his ass :eek:

sam
09-25-2003, 03:17 PM
You like it, don't complain!!!!!

stephB
09-28-2003, 09:05 PM
oh. einige deutsche hier :)

heya
09-29-2003, 04:25 AM
Oh my. When will he win a tournament?

donna1985
09-29-2003, 04:33 AM
"oh. einige deutsche hier "

what does that mean?

sam-
Of course I like it, but a girl can still be curious.

sam
09-29-2003, 03:22 PM
Rainer is the top seed in Tokyo this week and if he does well maybe he'll jump over Hewitt in the Entry rankings.

Aleta4
09-29-2003, 05:50 PM
"oh. einige deutsche hier "

what does that mean?
.

That means "oh. some Germans here."

GOOOO RAINER get your first title in 2003 :bounce:

sam
10-02-2003, 03:54 PM
Rainer is into the quarters along with his cute ass!

Aleta4
10-02-2003, 04:48 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/shared/photos/180X250/schuettler_hard1.jpg

C'mon Rainer win your first title of 2003 :bounce: you can do it :bounce:

snoop
10-04-2003, 09:51 AM
Rainer won his semi final vs C. Saulnier 6-3 6-2 :bigclap:

Alles Gute im Finale gegen S. Grosjean :)

Aleta4
10-04-2003, 11:48 AM
Grosjean to meet Schuettler


Latest results
Japan Open
Top two seeds Rainer Schuettler and Sebastien Grosjean will meet in Sunday's final after contrasting semi-final wins.

Schuettler crushed Cyril Saulnier 6-3 6-2 and will go for his first title in two years on Sunday.

"If I lose the final, it will still be great week. If I win, it's a perfect week," he said.

In the second semi, Grosjean came through a gruelling three-set battle with Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan.

Grosjean, who was tied with Srichaphan at 12th in the ATP Champions Race before the match, gained the crucial break in the third game of the final set with a sharp backhand volley.

The second seed forced his opponent into a wild forehand on his first match point to wrap up victory in just over two hours and climb to 11th in the Champions Race.

Victory in Sunday's final would lift him above Australian Lleyton Hewitt into 10th. The top eight players qualify for the prestigious Masters Cup in Houston.

"The Masters was my goal at the start of the year... the same goal every year," said Grosjean.

"But Rainer doesn't miss. He's a good fighter and has all the shots. I have nothing to lose, so I will try to go to the net and be aggressive."

Schuettler is sixth in the Champions Race and edging ever closer to a Masters Cup berth.

The German was never seriously troubled by the unseeded Saulnier, who had advanced to his first ATP Tour semi-final after Australian Mark Philippoussis retired with a sore neck during their match on Friday.

Saulnier saved a match point at 5-1 down in the second set and held three break points to pull back to 5-3 but Schuettler quickly quashed any hopes of a fightback.

The Australian Open finalist rattled off five straight points, closing out with a big serve on his second match point after just 76 minutes.

"I was a little bit upset (to be 0-40 down) but I had two breaks, so I tried to go for it with my first serves and play more high risk," said Schuettler.


:bounce: C'mon Rainer, one more, time to win a final :bounce:

Lee
10-05-2003, 06:47 AM
http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/traenenlach.gif Happy tears!

Finally, Rainer won his first title in 2003!

http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/traenenlach.gifhttp://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/traenenlach.gifhttp://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/froehlich/traenenlach.gif

Aleta4
10-05-2003, 10:49 AM
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20031005/capt.xkan10810050456.japan_open_tennis_xkan108.jpg http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20031005/capt.xkan10610050456.japan_open_tennis_xkan106.jpg
http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20031005/capt.xkan10710050456.japan_open_tennis_xkan107.jpg


:banana: :rocker: :banana:

snoop
10-05-2003, 11:10 AM
:woohoo:

Glückwunsch Rainer :) :yippee: das wurde aber auch langsam mal Zeit ;)

snoop
10-05-2003, 12:30 PM
http://www.tiscali.co.uk/sport/galleries/ten/images/large/20031005_09_2554578kk007_menschamp.jpg

huge pic (http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-10-05T094240Z_01_TOK76D_RTRIDSP_3_SPORT-TENNIS-JAPAN.jpg)

Shadow
10-05-2003, 12:33 PM
Gut gemacht Rainer :bigclap: Endlich ein Titel :woohoo:

Glückwunsch!!! :D

Danke für die Bilder :) :bounce:

sam
10-06-2003, 03:47 PM
Gut gemacht, Rainer. diese Woche spielt er in Lyon.

He plays in Lyon this week and is top seed. He's playing doubles with mikhail Youzhny.

Hoffentlich wird er bald eine Pause nehmen. Ich denke, dass er sehr muede ist.

sam
10-10-2003, 03:38 PM
I can't decide if Rainer is cuter with his hat on or off.
Anyway, he is into the semis of Lyon- beat Malisse- and also the doubles with Mikhail Youzhny.
This semi-final spot means he has qualified for Houston.

stephB
10-10-2003, 05:35 PM
@sam: do you think rainer and mischa are a good double?? and why you speak german when you are from london? or are you just IN london?

sam
10-11-2003, 01:30 PM
I learn German at school, although I'm not really very good. I'm better at French.
I think Mikhail and Rainer are a good team because they are friends, I think. They have fun on court.

stephB
10-12-2003, 01:39 PM
yeah. i expected the same. but when i saw them together on court they seemed to be not the best team on court. but now the were in semis....maybe i was wrong and both or one of them had not the best day. who knows :)
you learned german at school in england? thats really good :)

martinatreue
10-12-2003, 03:02 PM
:woohoo:

Glückwunsch Rainer :) :yippee: das wurde aber auch langsam mal Zeit ;)


So was kann man diesmal in Lyon gar nicht sagen!! Rainer schafft es wieder trotz aller Schwierigkeiten mit dem Knoechel und der Muedigkeit!!!

Lee
10-12-2003, 03:06 PM
:worship: :worship: Consecutive titles :worship: :worship:

sam
10-13-2003, 03:25 PM
Rainer! :D And he was i9njured in his semi. Very well done!

Steph: I still learn German at school. I'm 16. :)

stephB
10-15-2003, 06:34 PM
sam, so good luck with learning german. is it hard? i mean i cannot imagine! and do you like it or do you hate it :) ?

sam
10-20-2003, 03:40 PM
I think it is quite hard, especially the cases. I like it, though and both my teachers are very nice. I learn french aswell and it will always be my first love!!

sam
10-20-2003, 03:42 PM
Rainer lost first round Madrid. :sad: :eek: He was very tired. But this wek he plays In St petersburg and is top seed.
Good luck! :)

Lee
10-21-2003, 05:19 AM
Go Rainer!!!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce:

sam
10-21-2003, 03:07 PM
He is playing doubles too with fellow German Michael kolmann.

Lee
10-22-2003, 05:30 PM
:bounce: Rainer :bounce:

He has to play both singles and doubles tomorrow.

GO RAINER!!!!!!!!!!

sam
10-23-2003, 03:42 PM
He and his dubs partner are into the quarters. He beat Lisnard 7-6, 6-1 in the first round and just a while ago beat Voltchkov 6-2, 6-3.

Lee
10-24-2003, 06:32 PM
:woohoo: Rainer is in SF and will play Sargsian!

GO RAINER!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee
10-25-2003, 11:43 AM
Rainer's new outfit

http://www.spbopen.ru/match-photos/singles/25/photo3.jpg

GO RAINER!!!!!!

heya
10-26-2003, 01:22 AM
BOMBED out of St. Pete! He smashed his racquet twice.

Lee
10-29-2003, 06:17 PM
http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2003-10-29T134713Z_01_BRY05D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORT-TENNIS.jpg

Rainer Schuettler of Germany serves to James Blake of the United States in the second round of the Paris ATP Masters Series in Paris October 29, 2003. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard


:banana: :banana: :banana:

Aleta4
10-29-2003, 07:33 PM
http://www.fft.fr/bnpparibasmasters/photos/mercredi/schuettler.JPG
:D


Schuettler battles through


Paris - 29/10/03

o5 seed German Rainer Schuettler rallied from a set down to rattle American James Blake and gain the round of sixteen.

The 27-year-old German downed his 23-year-old young opponent 4/6, 6/2, 6/3 in 1 hour and 33 minutes. His foe in the next round will be Chilean Nicolas Massu, the number 10 seed.


Schuettler deployed his trademark counterpunching game and broke the American for the first time in the fourth game to race ahead 3-1. But Blake, who scored his first win of the European indoor season on Monday with a win over Chilean Fernando Gonzalez, took charge and immediately broke back to even the contest at 3-all. The Harlem native felt stronger as the match progressed and overwhelmed Schuettler by dictating the tempo with his huge forehand.

But never count the relentless Schuettler out. The 6-ranked German, a runner-up in Australia this past January, raised his game in the second set and found his comfort zone, breaking his opponent three times (2nd, 4th and 6th game) to draw the match even.

Frustrated by the terrier-like retrievals of his opponent, Blake, ranked 36th, was driven to the point of despair as Schuettler coasted to an easy victory.

(Araz Gulekjian)


Hope he serves better tomorrow :smash:

sam
10-30-2003, 04:34 PM
Great articles and pictures everyone :)

Rainer is into the Paris quarter finals. :hearts: :crazy: :woohoo: He beat the tenth seeded Nicvolas Massu in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.
Good luck, Rainer, get in to the semis!!

sam
11-01-2003, 02:38 PM
Rainer lost to Andrei Pavel :sad: . This is great news for andrei, though. Anyway, Rainer has played far too many tournies this year..........31!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad: :rolleyes:

Aleta4
11-01-2003, 05:09 PM
Well, Rainer says playing week after week is his way of staying fit, keep his rythm. If he had physical problems he would have stopped playing doubles over the last weeks I think. He hasn'T been injured all year unlike the other top players so he must be doing something right for him. Even after Paris he said he is not physically tired but mentally so he will have to relax before Houston and get his head off tennis for a few days.

BTW for those who have German TV, Rainer will be on the ZDF Sportstudio tonight as an interview guest. :)

michelleg
11-01-2003, 06:26 PM
Have a friend who is a MAJOR Schuettler fan, so I snapped some pics of him at his doubles match while I was at Bercy. Thought you might enjoy them!

michelleg
11-01-2003, 06:28 PM
this time with Tommy Robredo

Lee
11-02-2003, 12:20 PM
Thanks Micellleg

sam
11-03-2003, 03:47 PM
Nice pics. :)
Yes, I agree, Rainer is not that tired physically.

stephB
11-03-2003, 07:23 PM
@sam. sorry. i forgot to answer about your german lessons. i´m really impressed that you like german. :)everybody i know who´s learning hate that :) because it´s to hard. especially " der die das" "ein eine einer" and so on :)

sam
11-06-2003, 03:16 PM
Don't worry, Steph. I understand cases know, I'm so happy.

sam
11-06-2003, 03:19 PM
Draw for Mater's Cup!!

Rainer is in the group with:

Roddick
Coria
Moya

He plays his first match on Tuesday against Guillermo Cotia. Good luck Rainer! :)

sam
11-07-2003, 12:35 PM
If Rainer does better than agassi in Houston I think he will take over the number 5 ranking! :D

Lee
11-07-2003, 02:48 PM
If Rainer does better than agassi in Houston I think he will take over the number 5 ranking! :D

Yes, he will, he's only 4 points behind Agassi!

stephB
11-08-2003, 11:32 AM
really unbelievable. a really really great year for rainer :')

sam
11-08-2003, 01:48 PM
Rainer in the top 5! :D

sam
11-08-2003, 01:50 PM
Rainer and Coria have played once, which Coria won. However, it was on clay, Coria's best surface.

Lee
11-09-2003, 12:30 AM
For those who know German :) A letter from Rainer

Hallo Fans,
die letzten Wochen waren sehr stressig. In der Hallentour jagt ein Höhepunkt den nächsten, aber der größte kommt jetzt. Der Masters Cup in Houston!

Schon im Frühjahr habe ich gesagt, dass ich dorthin will, aber die meisten haben nur müde gelächelt. Bis Mitte des Jahres musste ich mir noch anhören, dass Australien eine Eintagsfliege war. Das hat mich zwar schon ein wenig geärgert, aber mein Erreichen des Masters ist die beste Antwort darauf.

Hier in Houston wohne ich jetzt bei einer netten Familie, die mich schon bei einem Schaukampf hier aufgenommen hatte. Dieses Umfeld kann mir nur helfen, mein letztes Ziel für dieses Jahr zu erreichen. Ich will Weltmeister werden. Das klingt vielleicht etwas hoch gegriffen, aber ich weiß, dass ich jeden schlagen kann und mich nicht verstecken muss.

Die Gruppenzuteilung war für mich natürlich das erste spannende Erlebnis. Die andere Gruppe wird als Todesgruppe bezeichnet, ich bin allerdings nur froh, dass ich nicht gegen Andre Agassi spielen muss. Nicht, weil ich Angst habe, aber ich will ein Halbfinale oder das Finale gegen ihn spielen, vor seinem Heimpublikum und Steffi auf der Tribüne. Das würde ein ganz besonderes Match werden.

Der Auftakt gegen Guillermo Coria wird natürlich in einer Dreiergruppe schon vorentscheidend. Wenn ich gewinne habe ich wirklich alle Chancen.

Glücklicherweise wird die Partie um 20 Uhr deutscher Zeit beginnen, so dass ihr, meine Fans, live dabei sein könnt. Mit Eurosport hat das Free-TV die Rechte und jeder, der um die Uhrzeit nichts Besseres vor hat, kann sich mein Match anschauen. Und so laut können die Zuschauer gar nicht für Guillermo brüllen, dass ich meine Fans im Rücken vergessen könnte.

Hoffentlich kann ich mich schon bald mit einer positiven Nachricht bei Euch melden.

Euer Rainer

Lee
11-12-2003, 06:09 AM
:woohoo: Rainer

star
11-12-2003, 12:21 PM
That was good!

I liked this: Schon im Frühjahr habe ich gesagt, dass ich dorthin will, aber die meisten haben nur müde gelächelt. :lol:

Here's an article.

Schuettler able to cope when the heat is on
By MICKEY HERSKOWITZ
Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle

Under a broiling Texas sun Tuesday, the steadfast German, Rainer Schuettler, met Houston's weather, internationally renowned for its fickle nature.

And Schuettler won.

He also outlasted Argentina's Guillermo Coria in a hard-earned, back-and-forth, up-and-down endurance test that lasted just under 2 1/2 hours. While the crowd at Westside Tennis Club put to vigorous use cardboard fans provided by an energy company, Schuettler won in three sets, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, in the matinee match of the Tennis Masters Cup.

Schuettler, who at 27 is the second-oldest player in the field of this year-ending event (behind Andre Agassi), flew into Houston a week ago to adjust to the hardcourts at Westside and to playing outdoors. It was a wise move.

"It was very warm and humid today," he said in a slight understatement, considering the mercury hit 85 at midday. "I mean, when I came here on Wednesday, I practiced with a sweater because it was so cold.

"Today, I went out there, and I needed an ice towel after the first set."

Welcome to Houston, dude.

You recall the old saying about life's being fair. Everyone gets the same amount of ice; the rich get theirs in summer, and the poor get theirs in winter.

This doesn't exactly apply to the tennis vagabonds who chase their handsome paydays around the globe. But if it felt like summertime Tuesday, the living surely wasn't easy.

The first set lasted 48 minutes, while the third dragged on for 52, by which time both players were flushed and drained, their hair wet and sticking to their necks.

"Yeah," Rainer said, "(the heat) was a little surprise for me, too. But I think he was a little bit more tired than I was, and that helped me in the match.

"The last couple of weeks, everybody played indoors. Of course, it's a change to play outdoors again. But that's why I came early. That's why I had a couple days to prepare for the tournament."

This might be the Masters Cup won by the player who has the best health care provider. Coria had been running a fever in Paris and was on antibiotics before his match Tuesday.

Monday, his fellow Argentine, David Nalbandian, shook off the effects of a tender wrist to upset Spain's Juan Carlos Ferrero, ranked second in the ATP title chase.

Guillermo, like his German rival, was making his debut in a season-ending championship. Speed and touch are a large part of his game, and he believed he suffered more of a penalty because of the heat.

"You come to play in this tournament," he lamented, through an interpreter, "where you have the best of the best. When you're not in your top condition, you're not able to practice as much as you would.

"My game is based on good physical conditioning. I'm fast, so I get to the balls, and I can hit the balls. But it was very hot, and I never felt comfortable on the court. That made me make too many mistakes. I never make that many mistakes."

Coria had 51 unforced errors to 33 for Schuettler and trailed in every category except net approaches. Even at less than his peak, he showed a fine spinning lob, but Rainer returned his share of them after an all-out sprint.

You listen to tennis players explain their wins or losses, and more than most athletes, they sound as if they are making excuses. But more than most athletes, they go one-on-one, relying on the quickness of their hands and feet and their ability to stop and go. So they are less apt than, say, a linebacker, to ignore a sore toe or an upset tummy.

The temperamental tennis pro, a relative of the opera diva, is part of the history of this sport but is also capable of respect and generosity. Coria, ranked No. 4, was impressed with the persistent Schuettler, ranked No. 6.

"He started very solid very quickly," Guillermo said, "and he immediately got an advantage in the game. He was able to take advantage of the opportunities he had."

To the fans sitting in the blistering sun, this threatened to be The Match That Would Never End. Neither player could find a rhythm, and frequently one poor shot followed a good one. On and on they fought, matching each other stroke for stroke.

There were a number of close calls, and Coria, who did not benefit from many of them, defended the officials, sort of.

"They are human beings," he said. "They make mistakes. Sometimes they make mistakes in your favor, sometimes for the other player. It's not a big deal."

Tuesday's competition marked the sixth time Schuettler has played in the States but his first in Houston. He is the first German since Boris Becker to qualify for the final 16 in each of the Grand Slams.

As a national treasure, this puts him ahead of the Mercedes-Benz but slightly behind Marlene Dietrich

sam
11-12-2003, 12:38 PM
Rainer! :woohoo:

star
11-12-2003, 12:40 PM
Yeah. Too bad it was at the expense of my baby, Coria. :)

tomtom
11-12-2003, 02:41 PM
rainerbabe!

Hurley
11-14-2003, 08:07 PM
Bad loss today, Rainer :mad:

Hope you saved some energy for a big win in the semis!! :hearts:

Lee
11-14-2003, 09:03 PM
Bad loss today, Rainer :mad:

Hope you saved some energy for a big win in the semis!! :hearts:


He better be! This is the worst match I ever saw (though there're not a lot). No fighting spirit there at all. :o :o

Hurley
11-15-2003, 05:54 AM
Who cares, he's yummy :lick:

sam
11-15-2003, 02:18 PM
No fight from Rainer! :eek: He's saving it for the semi, I hope.

Lee
11-16-2003, 04:06 AM
Who cares, he's yummy :lick:

He's more yummy when he's in fighting mode! ;)

Lee
11-16-2003, 04:07 AM
:sad: :sad: Rainer. He so looked forward to this match vs Agassi! Get your revenge in AO 2004!!!! :devil: :devil:

stephB
11-16-2003, 08:35 PM
@lee nice letter. where do you find it??

Lee
11-16-2003, 09:56 PM
@lee nice letter. where do you find it??

from his official web site. Here's the link

Rainer's site (http://www.rainer-schuettler.de/index.php)

Under the 'news', there is a section called Rainer's return.

sam
11-17-2003, 03:42 PM
Rainer finished the year at number 6. he couldn't overtake Agassi or Coria. A great year, though!

stephB
11-17-2003, 05:17 PM
thank you lee :)

tomtom
11-18-2003, 04:37 PM
what about rainer and indira??? do they date each other?

Lee
11-18-2003, 09:18 PM
Here're pix of Rainer I captured from ESPN broadcast

Lee
11-18-2003, 09:18 PM
..

Lee
11-18-2003, 09:19 PM
vs Coria

stephB
11-19-2003, 12:51 PM
tomtom. i heard yesterday on DSF that they were seen in a bar together after the semifinal in houston.

tomtom
11-20-2003, 07:41 AM
just an image-thing. she's in a slump and needs some attention. can't believe they are a couple.

stephB
11-20-2003, 05:42 PM
me neither. but who knows??? :)

Lee
11-20-2003, 07:16 PM
just an image-thing. she's in a slump and needs some attention. can't believe they are a couple.

Any pic of her?

Aleta4
11-20-2003, 08:53 PM
http://www.gay-network.de/entertainment/musik/brosis/hila_tn.jpg

I do not think that they are dating though. If so I wish him all the best but she appears to be a little.....ehm... dumb.

Lee
11-21-2003, 02:28 AM
Do you think the woman sitting at the corner of Rainer's box Indira? This was from Rainer's match vs Agassi.

Aleta4
11-21-2003, 12:05 PM
Yes, the one on the far right with the hands up in the air is Indira, she has darker and longer hair now.

tomtom
11-21-2003, 03:44 PM
http://www.gay-network.de/entertainment/musik/brosis/hila_tn.jpg

I do not think that they are dating though. If so I wish him all the best but she appears to be a little.....ehm... dumb.


hehe... :devil:

sam
12-05-2003, 02:52 PM
Rainer is to play Doha next year :D

sam
12-08-2003, 02:31 PM
Rainer played In a London exhibition match against Tim Henman. Goran was supposed to play, but he seems to be injured/ retired/ dead or something like that. Unfortunately he lost, in the third set, :mad: but I think he may have let Tim win as it was only an exhibition and in London.
Rainer looked in GREAT shape though and I'm sure he'll play well next year :D .

tomtom
12-11-2003, 05:18 PM
thanks, sam! i'm wondering that he's not in holiday but good to hear he's still in good shape! i'm curious about rainer in 04! can't wait to see him sweating in australia! yum!

Wojtek
12-18-2003, 05:31 PM
Good luck Rainer in 2004

tomtom
12-19-2003, 03:06 PM
Rainer has big goals for 2004! He still wants to become the number one! After ten days off in Miami he prepares now for Melbourne! Best of luck to Rainer!

fleemke²
12-19-2003, 04:13 PM
Best of luck next year Rainer :kiss:

tomtom
01-02-2004, 09:49 PM
GO IN DOHA, RAINER!!!

tomtom
01-05-2004, 07:15 PM
omg!!! Rainer out in Doha's first round against Youhzny, who was the better man on court... hope it was just a beginning-error, honey...

Lee
01-05-2004, 09:21 PM
:mad:

According to Rainer's own web site, he played badly. He lost the match even Misha was injured in 2nd set and blowed a 4-0 lead in TB.

tomtom
01-05-2004, 10:26 PM
:mad:

According to Rainer's own web site, he played badly. He lost the match even Misha was injured in 2nd set and blowed a 4-0 lead in TB.

I've seen the match live on Eurosport today and it was terrible - not the Rainerfighter we've seen last year...

sam
01-06-2004, 12:38 PM
Is he playing in Sydney nexy week? If he is, hopefully he will play better.

Buddy
01-06-2004, 03:51 PM
He will!!! One match doesnt man the entire year's performance... Lots of people play well at the start of the year only to lose stamina throughout the year....

Chloe le Bopper
01-06-2004, 09:38 PM
I took these in Montreal this past summer, during a practice session.

Unfortunately, they didn't scan well. They were pretty good photos before the scan ;)

Lee
01-07-2004, 01:54 AM
:kiss: :kiss: Becca :kiss: :kiss:

stephB
01-08-2004, 11:34 AM
i heard he wanna stop after olympics? whats going on????

amethyst
01-08-2004, 12:20 PM
Where did you hear that?

tomtom
01-08-2004, 01:28 PM
i heard he wanna stop after olympics? whats going on????

It's a plan to retire after the olympics 2008, not this year. ;) but i don't think that he will play 4 more years... :sad:

Lee
01-08-2004, 08:22 PM
It's a plan to retire after the olympics 2008, not this year. ;) but i don't think that he will play 4 more years... :sad:

Rainer always says he have a few more years in his tank playing tennis and I never doubt it. Knock on wood that nothing major will happen to affect his plan.

stephB
01-09-2004, 10:52 AM
@ amethyst on eurosport. during the match against mischa.
@ tomtom so i just heard the first part. 2008 is far away. puh. he is young enough to play till 2008. no matter :)

sam
01-12-2004, 02:36 PM
I am very worried about Rainer. He lost a second consecutive match! This time he lost 6-4, 6-4 to Johannson!!

tomtom
01-12-2004, 04:51 PM
:confused: :sad:

sam
01-14-2004, 12:36 PM
Some good news. Rainer and Yves allegro won their doubles match!

Lee
01-14-2004, 04:19 PM
They won against Hanley and Arthurs, a very good doubles team. Hopefully, the success in doubles will give Rainer a little bit more match practice and confidence.

Lee
01-18-2004, 02:08 AM
Rainer opens AO this year in Rod Laver. Come on Rainer, time to win your first match of the year!

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

amethyst
01-18-2004, 12:04 PM
It´s quite an honour for Rainer to play the first match in Rod-Laver-Arena. I hope he can live up to it!

Lee
01-19-2004, 08:12 AM
Reflection time for Rainer. Very disappointed year so far!

Hope he and Dirk can turn things around after AO.

amethyst
01-21-2004, 08:43 PM
After his first-round-loss Rainer swore he would not touch a racket for the next days. But today he played doubles with Kiefer and they won. Maybe he can find some consolation in that. But next opponents are Knowles/Nestor, so it´s likely he can have a pause after that.

stephB
01-21-2004, 09:41 PM
wow. hard work than...but good luck anyway

Lee
01-22-2004, 06:52 AM
After his first-round-loss Rainer swore he would not touch a racket for the next days. But today he played doubles with Kiefer and they won. Maybe he can find some consolation in that. But next opponents are Knowles/Nestor, so it´s likely he can have a pause after that.

Rainer plays doubles because he promised Kiefer and he's such a gentleman.

sam
01-29-2004, 04:00 PM
He nexts plays in Rotterdam. I hope he gets his focus back!

Lee
02-16-2004, 09:42 PM
:banana: Rainer :banana: Winning his first match in 2004!

It will be difficult in R2 vs Stepanek!

GO RAINER!!!!!!!!

Space Cowgirl
02-17-2004, 09:43 AM
At last! It's been too long, let's hope he goes far.

sam
02-18-2004, 09:50 AM
He and Kohlmann upset the number 1 seeds in the doubles, a 7-6, 6-4 win over Miryni and Bhupathi :D

Lee
02-18-2004, 04:01 PM
:woohoo: Rainer winning his 2nd match of the year. This is so much better as he lost all 3 matches vs Stephanek in 2003.

amethyst
03-01-2004, 12:31 PM
Rainer lost first round in Dubai against Kohlschreiber 63 46 46 :sad: I hope he can do better in Indian Wells, he has lots of points to defend there.

sam
03-01-2004, 02:00 PM
Rainer lost first round in Dubai against Kohlschreiber 63 46 46 :sad: I hope he can do better in Indian Wells, he has lots of points to defend there.

:mad: ****!!

sam
03-01-2004, 02:03 PM
He still has doubles, I suppose. He and Kohlmann play a wildcarded pair from dubai. They should win that match.

Lee
03-01-2004, 04:56 PM
Rainer lost first round in Dubai against Kohlschreiber 63 46 46 :sad: I hope he can do better in Indian Wells, he has lots of points to defend there.

:mad: :mad: :mad:


:sad: :sad: :sad:


:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

amethyst
03-01-2004, 05:34 PM
Hi, Lee, no need to be that desparate ;) Must I be worried about you?
I´m sure Rainer can grab things together soon.

Lee
03-01-2004, 08:36 PM
Hi, Lee, no need to be that desparate ;) Must I be worried about you?
I´m sure Rainer can grab things together soon.

Just in a really lousy mood this morning ;)

He better as he has 225 ranking points to defend in IW! *sigh*

Lee
03-05-2004, 04:48 PM
These are pix taken by space cadet from an exhibition match, right?

Space Cowgirl
03-09-2004, 09:36 AM
These are pix taken by space cadet from an exhibition match, right?


Cool, thanks Lee! Yes, this was an exhibition/invitational in St Anton just before Christmas. Schüttler lost to Schalken in the final (in fact, he lost all his matches there :( ). So that's when his losing streak started to kick in!

tangerine_dream
03-09-2004, 04:32 PM
Anyone know if Rainer will be at Indian Wells?

Lee
03-09-2004, 06:00 PM
Cool, thanks Lee! Yes, this was an exhibition/invitational in St Anton just before Christmas. Schüttler lost to Schalken in the final (in fact, he lost all his matches there :( ). So that's when his losing streak started to kick in!

I think this was after his exhibition match vs Henman. To be more precise, his losing streak started in Houston playoff round of TMC :sad:

Lee
03-09-2004, 06:03 PM
Anyone know if Rainer will be at Indian Wells?

Rainer will be there and he has SF (225) points to defend. He may be overtaken by Moya but not worse.

Space Cowgirl
03-10-2004, 02:28 PM
I think this was after his exhibition match vs Henman. To be more precise, his losing streak started in Houston playoff round of TMC :sad:

Yes Lee, it was after the Henman charity thing in London. He picked up a cold or something there and still wasn't 100% in St Anton (was coughing a fair bit during the changeovers). Let's hope the losing streak is now over! :banghead:

amethyst
03-14-2004, 09:39 AM
Another sad day for Rainer :sad: losing to Arthurs 16 76 in IW. It get only get better!
And Lee, PLEASE no head-banging smilies ;)

alfonsojose
03-18-2004, 05:42 PM
He's still playing doubles at IW. He was signing autographs.

good luck for him :wavey:

Lee
03-18-2004, 06:41 PM
Another sad day for Rainer :sad: losing to Arthurs 16 76 in IW. It get only get better!
And Lee, PLEASE no head-banging smilies ;)

:) no head-banging anymore, pretty bruised already :lol:

Space Cowgirl
03-19-2004, 11:11 AM
Let's hope the injury he picked up yesterday in the doubles is not too troublesome. Next hope: that he makes it past the second round in Miami so there will be a chance to actually see him in action again on German tv!! The sports channel here is only showing the second week, and if he's not around then, there will be more :banghead: from me!

amethyst
03-20-2004, 11:45 AM
You´re right Space Cadet, the dsf coverage is really a reason for head-banging!!!
I read that Rainer is optimistic the injury will heal in time so he will be able to play Miami.

amethyst
03-23-2004, 12:41 PM
Rainer could play Kiefer in second round in Miami if Kiefer gets past Andreev in the first round. I guess they both don´t like this constellation. Good luck, Rainer!

Lee
03-27-2004, 04:12 AM
:sad: :sad: :sad:

Rainer lost to Kiefer in a tight 3 sets match. 4-6 6-4 6-7(3)

Space Cowgirl
03-29-2004, 09:05 AM
:banghead:
Ow, my head is really starting to hurt now!
But hopefully this may be a little turnaround, sounds like it was really close. And when was the last time Rainer had a matchpoint?

Right, think positive! :D

alfonsojose
03-30-2004, 03:16 PM
What happened with Kiefer? Did they have an argument?

Space Cowgirl
04-01-2004, 12:57 PM
What happened with Kiefer? Did they have an argument?

Don't think so, Alfonso. But you wouldn't know with Kiefer, he's a bit of a strange one! He seems to like to indulge in a few mindgames during matches, which may not have gone down well.

amethyst
04-07-2004, 06:34 PM
Rainer will play singles and doubles (with Kiefer) in DavisCup for Germany against Israel from April 9-11. Let´s hope he wins his matches and gets some confidence again!! I´m going to Alsdorf on Friday and I´m happy I will see Rainer play :)
I found this article on Rainer on www.daviscup.com:

09 Mar 2004 - David Law

Schuettler Looks Forward to German Resurgence
While suffering the ignominy of Germany’s relegation from the Davis Cup World Group in 2003, Rainer Schuettler was otherwise enjoying the best year of his career.

In 2004, whatever happens to his individual season, he is desperate to put his nation back in the World Group where he feels they belong.

“I am very motivated,” said Schuettler, who ranks Germany’s loss to Belarus last September as one of the biggest disappointments of his career.

“Last year, for us to lose in Davis Cup, to go down, it was a nightmare. We wanted to stay in the World Group and we are going to try everything to play good this year and get back to the World Group again. It’s tough to do because there are so many good teams, but if we have the chance to play with our whole team we definitely have a good chance.”

Germany’s quest to do just that will begin on the 9th of April when they face Israel at home. If they win, then they will face a Play-off tie in September for the right to re-enter the World Group.

Schuettler concedes that Germany’s hopes depend largely on the fitness and application of his compatriots Tommy Haas and Nicolas Kiefer.

Haas had been out for over a year with a shoulder injury, while both he and Kiefer had, at one time or another, not played for various reasons.

Schuettler now believes that those issues are a thing of the past and all the German team needs is a bit of luck to enable them to stay injury-free.

“There is definitely the team spirit there,” said Schuettler. “I have a good relationship with Tommy and Nicolas. With Nicolas I played juniors together, with Tommy I met him a couple of years later but we are good friends. I think the team spirit is there but the whole team has to play together for not just one or two matches, but for three or four years, and then I think it’s just a matter of time before we’re successful.

“In the past it was often the case that somebody was injured and couldn’t play, somebody didn’t want to play for whatever reason, but if we have a chance for our whole team to play I think we have a strong team and can go very far. When I was young I followed the Davis Cup. It was one of the biggest things on TV. To be successful in Davis Cup is one of my goals this year and the first step is to beat Israel and then have a chance to get into the World Group again.

Haas made his comeback last month and Kiefer has reached finals in Memphis in February and in Scottsdale last week, so the omens are good.

For many people, the meteoric rise of Schuettler last year came as a surprise.

Haas and Kiefer had received most of the German headlines in the post-Boris Becker and Michael Stich era, but it was Schuettler who reached a Grand Slam final first – the 2003 Australian Open.

He may have lost in the final to Andre Agassi, but with some of the most consistent play anywhere on the ATP circuit, he reached No.6 in the world and qualified for the Tennis Masters Cup.

“There was a very good reaction in Germany after Australia last year,” said Schuettler. “There were so many people watching me on TV and supporting me – in my home town they were putting big screens up when my matches were on. It was surprising but fun to see so many people supporting me. During the year after I had so many good results, people in Germany recognised me and were happy that another German player was coming up.”

Now he faces the task that so many athletes find difficult – to follow a breakthrough year with another equally good one. Schuettler remains undaunted.

“I had a great year last year and it will be really difficult for me to do the same again, but I think actually my tennis is better than it was before,” he said. “I’ve practiced hard in the past few months and I don’t see why I shouldn’t have the same level of success as last year.”

And that can only be a good thing for his country’s Davis Cup team as well.

alfonsojose
04-07-2004, 07:48 PM
GO RAINER !! :worship:

amethyst
04-09-2004, 07:56 PM
Rainer won his DC match against Okun 62 62 61 :bounce: I must say Okun made it easy for Rainer because he made tons of errors. In the post-match interview Rainer said he didn´t play bad lately but he failed to win close matches. He said he needs just a few wins to get his confidence back. So let´s hope he started today!

Lee
04-09-2004, 08:06 PM
Rainer won his DC match against Okun 62 62 61 :bounce: I must say Okun made it easy for Rainer because he made tons of errors. In the post-match interview Rainer said he didn´t play bad lately but he failed to win close matches. He said he needs just a few wins to get his confidence back. So let´s hope he started today!

And I hope he gets his confidence back in this DC tie!

:bounce: Rainer :bounce:

Billabong
04-09-2004, 09:49 PM
Well done Rainer:)!

Lee
04-10-2004, 12:23 AM
This site has many pic of Rainer and Kiefer in today's tie. The pic don't look like from professional though.

http://www.deutschland-israel-aachen.de/de/home/index.html

Neely
04-10-2004, 12:41 AM
wow thanks for guiding us to these pics... I didn't notice yet that there are so many pics on this site... I thought this page is crap because they only update the score after each finished set and not game by game.

No, surely not professional (too blurred), but at least they have a good resolution. At first I thought these are only small thumbnails until I discovered that I can click on each pic to enlarge it :lol: ;)

Lee
04-10-2004, 12:50 AM
wow thanks for guiding us to these pics... I didn't notice yet that there are so many pics on this site... I thought this page is crap because they only update the score after each finished set and not game by game.

No, surely not professional (too blurred), but at least they have a good resolution. At first I thought these are only small thumbnails until I discovered that I can click on each pic to enlarge it :lol: ;)

Those pix definitely show how great is Rainer's behind. :lol:

alfonsojose
04-13-2004, 06:20 PM
I'm going to stop posting stuff about Rainer's butt. :sad: I'm the unlucky one :crying2:

He's down 6/7(4)-7/6(4)-0/2 right now :mad:

Billabong
04-13-2004, 11:13 PM
Rainer lost :sad:...

Lee
04-14-2004, 03:26 AM
I'm going to stop posting stuff about Rainer's butt. :sad: I'm the unlucky one :crying2:

He's down 6/7(4)-7/6(4)-0/2 right now :mad:

I stop for a long time already. I don't even dare to check live score. :o Like today, I could not stand the suspense and looked at live score. It was 1st set TB, it started at 3-3 and the screen refreshed, 3-5, 3-6 and 4-7. :mad: :mad:

Space Cowgirl
04-14-2004, 10:19 AM
Another first-round loss :banghead: :banghead: (I'm doing serious damage to my noggin here!)
Dammit, and he is playing good, that is the really annoying thing. I saw one of his Davis Cup matches last week and his serve was great, much faster than last year.
But it's tough to have to switch surfaces without much preparation. On the tourny website he said he only got an hour's practice on clay before the match. Maybe it would have been a better idea to take the week off. But at least he gets a couple of points for making an appearance :rolleyes:

C'mon dude, you need the luck to be on your side now!

Lee
04-17-2004, 06:56 PM
C'mon dude, you need the luck to be on your side now!

Not yet, he draw Guga in 1st round of Monte Carlos. :rolleyes:

Neely
04-18-2004, 02:13 PM
Not yet, he draw Guga in 1st round of Monte Carlos. :rolleyes:
that's an ugly draw :eek:

Space Cowgirl
04-19-2004, 08:56 AM
You got that right, Neely! But you never know, maybe he needs to face somebody good to get the results. Nearly every other time he's lost to a qualifier or sombody much lower ranked.
Today is my birthday and my wish is that he will win! :D

Neely
04-19-2004, 10:37 AM
wow nice... congrats for your birthday then! :)

I hope Rainer does his part then to fulfill your wish ;)

alfonsojose
04-19-2004, 03:46 PM
:aparty: :aparty: :yeah: :rolls:

Rainer def. Guga 7-6(3),6-3

congrats, Space Cadet :bdaycake: . What a present for you ;)

Next for him is Lisnard(FRA)

Lee
04-19-2004, 03:53 PM
There you go, Space Cadet.

http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/party/3566.gif

Lee
04-19-2004, 03:55 PM
I am very happy for Rainer.

Guga :sad:

amethyst
04-19-2004, 04:56 PM
Congratulations Rainer! This must give him confidence!

Space Cowgirl
04-20-2004, 09:57 AM
There you go, Space Cadet.

http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/party/3566.gif


Thanks Lee!!

sam
04-21-2004, 12:18 PM
:D Great win! Good luck in round 2, Rainer.

alfonsojose
04-21-2004, 04:30 PM
Rainer def. Lisnard 6-1,6-2 :rolls: :aparty:

next for him .. Hewitt ;) .. Go Rainer !!

amethyst
04-21-2004, 04:31 PM
Rainer won today against Lisnard 62 61 :bounce: That´s 2 matches in a row ;)
Go on like this, Rainer!!!

amethyst
04-21-2004, 04:33 PM
Uuuups, alfonso was faster! Nevermind, we´re all happy here :) :) :)

Lee
04-21-2004, 06:40 PM
Last time Rainer won 2 matches, he run into Hewitt.

Let's turn the table this time.

Lee
04-22-2004, 04:23 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Schuettler won! 6-4 3-6 6-4 vs Hewitt

Longest winning streak this year.

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

sam
04-22-2004, 04:29 PM
:woohoo: Had Rainer ever beaten Hewitt in a tour match before?

Lee
04-22-2004, 05:08 PM
:woohoo: Had Rainer ever beaten Hewitt in a tour match before?

Rainer lost to Hewitt earlier this year in Rotterdam and that's the first time they played on tour.

Rainer beat Hewitt 2-1 sets in Davis Cup QF 2000 on grass in Australia but that's a dead rubber.

Space Cowgirl
04-23-2004, 08:34 AM
That was a great result yesterday. I saw the some of the second set and all of the third, was having mini-nervous breakdowns at the amount of dropshots Schüttler was playing. He always seems to let something get him down (like the point Hewitt got where he took the pic with his mobile phone and got a warning :eek: ), after that incident he went mentally AWOL for a good 15 mins and ended up 0-3 down in the third set. But once luck was on his side again (a couple of close calls that went his way), he found his form again.
Super gemacht, Shaker!

alfonsojose
04-23-2004, 01:49 PM
I forgot to post here yesterday so ..

Rainer def. Hewitt 6-4,3-6,6-4 :rolls: :aparty: :bounce:

and now ...

Rainer def. Henman 6-3,6-1 :rolls: :aparty: :bounce: :smooch:

keep going ... now Moya ;)

amethyst
04-23-2004, 01:53 PM
:woohoo: Great wins for Rainer! Now I can almost forgive him he beat Guga ;)

Space Cowgirl
04-23-2004, 02:16 PM
Rainer rules!! :worship:
At last things are going his way again. Let's hope this is the proper start to his year

:D

alfonsojose
04-23-2004, 08:10 PM
Rainer will be world no. 5 since Monday :crazy: :rolls: :aparty:

alfonsojose
04-23-2004, 09:34 PM
He looks really confident and hotter than ever :drool:

sam
04-24-2004, 12:12 PM
He looks really confident and hotter than ever :drool:
Yep :drool:

Neely
04-24-2004, 08:20 PM
beats Moyá 7-6(5) 6-4

:woohoo: :woohoo:

GOOD LUCK FOR THE FINAL, RAINER!!!!!! :D :D :bounce:

show it all haters and try your best!!!! ;)

amethyst
04-24-2004, 08:29 PM
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Rainer, take another picture with the throphy ;)

Lee
04-25-2004, 04:09 AM
It's wonderful, Rainer!

His first TMS final and may be his first TMS trophy. The best birthday gift of all.

amethyst
04-25-2004, 03:14 PM
Rainer lost! No chance against Coria :sad: No birthday present, no picture with the throphy ;)

But congratulations for such a great week and many wins over great players! Go on like this!!

Buddy
04-25-2004, 03:18 PM
If you could...watch the match..he tired his best and i'm proud of him!!! Way to go Rainer!!! just enjoy today, even though you lost...look forward to you next few tournament finals ;)

sam
04-26-2004, 10:02 AM
He has a bad draw for the Munich tournament. Maybe he can reproduce his Monte Carlo form and play well, though.

Space Cowgirl
04-26-2004, 11:42 AM
He looks really confident and hotter than ever :drool:

Alfonso, I'm gonna have to nick this pic as my new avatar!!

alfonsojose
04-27-2004, 03:11 PM
Rainer def. Soderling :devil: 6-4,7-6(5)

Next Haas .. Rainer is 3-0 against him :eek:

2001 Sydney, Hard, R16 Australia Schuettler 6 7 6 7
2000 US Open, Hard, R64 NY, U.S.A. Schuettler 6 7 2 6 4 6
2000 Stuttgart Outdoor, Clay, R16 Germany Schuettler 5 7 1 2

Nice avatar, Space Cadet ;)

amethyst
04-27-2004, 04:49 PM
Well done, Rainer :bounce:

Lee
04-27-2004, 04:54 PM
Next Haas .. Rainer is 3-0 against him :eek:

2001 Sydney, Hard, R16 Australia Schuettler 6 7 6 7
2000 US Open, Hard, R64 NY, U.S.A. Schuettler 6 7 2 6 4 6
2000 Stuttgart Outdoor, Clay, R16 Germany Schuettler 5 7 1 2


I guess it's the same reason that Rainer has good h2h vs Roddick.

misyou25
04-27-2004, 06:52 PM
i'm for rainer

Aleksa's Laydee
04-28-2004, 08:00 AM
lets go rainer lets go :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Space Cowgirl
04-28-2004, 08:37 AM
Good result yesterday, and I got to see it live too *smug smile*.
Rainer took ages to actually finish the game off, he must have had about 4 MPs while serving at 5-4 in the second set, then what happens, he gets broken :mad: . But he made good in the TB. He was getting pretty frustrated, though, was looking over at his coach and shaking his head a lot.
But all was well in the end. He spent ages signing autographs afterwards. I managed to get quite close, but didn't want an autograph (just him, *sigh* :o :D ). Poor guy was then mobbed after he left the court, he looked a bit scared of the hoards yelling at him for autographs and pictures.

I have some pics that I took yesterday that I want to post, but they are too big for the allowed attachment size. Does anyone know how I can compress them or something?

Neely
04-28-2004, 10:13 AM
I said the same about Rainer's match yesterday. I think he got lucky that he avoided a 3rd set. Soderling was tough and didn't surrender.
I'm glad all went well.

I think you should use a picture editing program like Paintshop Pro or something like that. There is usually an option where you can increase the compression and/or the size if necessary.

Space Cowgirl
04-28-2004, 10:23 AM
Thanks for the info, Neely. Unfortunately I don't have such a program. I am on my work PC (don't have a PC at home alas). Damn

Space Cowgirl
04-28-2004, 12:33 PM
OK, I've got this attachment thing figured out now. Here are my pics from yesterday. Hope you like them

Lee
04-28-2004, 04:16 PM
:cool: and :hatoff: Space Cadet

And thanks for remembering me when you took that 'butt' pic :lol: but I'm not obsessed with Rainer's butt as alfonso ;)

Rainer was probably thinking about his AO match vs Soderling this year when he was playing those match points. The good run in TMS MC definitely helped him pulled himself together to finish off the match.

Space Cowgirl
04-29-2004, 08:58 AM
Glad you liked the pics, Lee!
Yeah, I'm sure he was thinking about the disaster in Melbourne while trying to close out the match on Tuesday. Plus he was maybe a bit nervous because he was in front of his home crowd. He was starting to get really ticked off out there at all the missed chances, doing the usual yelling at himself, even throwing his racket on the ground. Then he was broken by a truly awful double fault, the ball wasn't anywhere near inside the line!
Maybe he just wanted to stay out there a bit longer, drag out the torture a bit ;)

alfonsojose
04-29-2004, 02:27 PM
:cool: and :hatoff: Space Cadet

And thanks for remembering me when you took that 'butt' pic :lol: but I'm not obsessed with Rainer's butt as alfonso ;)



I'm not obsessed with his butt :( I enjoy everything about him :devil: . It's not my fault ;) :angel:

Rainer def. Haas 6-4,2-6,6-4 :worship: :cool:

sam
04-29-2004, 03:48 PM
I'm not obsessed with his butt :( I enjoy everything about him :devil: . It's not my fault ;) :angel:

Rainer def. Haas 6-4,2-6,6-4 :worship: :cool:
Why shouldn't you be butt-obssessed? :D
Great win :)

Lee
04-29-2004, 04:42 PM
Maybe he just wanted to stay out there a bit longer, drag out the torture a bit ;)


He loves to torture his fans :devil: :devil:

:woohoo: another win.

Next round opponent will be very tough. Please don't torture your fans anymore ;)

alfonsojose
04-29-2004, 05:16 PM
Davydenko is always dangerous. Good luck, Rainer

alfonsojose
04-30-2004, 01:56 PM
Rainer lost 6-1,7-6(4) to Davydenko :(

Lee
04-30-2004, 04:24 PM
Rainer lost 6-1,7-6(4) to Davydenko :(

Somehow I had the feeling that he would lose today so it's not that sad for me.

Too bad all Germans are out now.

It's good in the way that he'll have more rest before the TMSs in Roma and Hamburg. And don't get bee sting anymore :hug:

amethyst
04-30-2004, 06:09 PM
No shame loosing against Davydenko, but Rainer wasn´t there at all in the first set. And in the second he was to passive most of the times when Davydenko was in trouble.

Lee
04-30-2004, 10:13 PM
Caption please :) And I :haha: imagining what alfonso will write.

http://www.tennismagazin.de/de/slideshow/images/20040427/300404tennis1_d.jpg

http://www.tennismagazin.de/de/slideshow/images/20040427/290404tennis1_d.jpg

sam
05-01-2004, 01:30 PM
If the first set had not been so easy for Davydenko I think Rainer would have won. :sad: But that's the way it goes ;)

alfonsojose
05-03-2004, 02:12 PM
Caption please :) And I :haha: imagining what alfonso will write.

http://www.tennismagazin.de/de/slideshow/images/20040427/300404tennis1_d.jpg

http://www.tennismagazin.de/de/slideshow/images/20040427/290404tennis1_d.jpg

The keyboard is still wet :drool: . I can't write anything

Rainer lost 2-6,6-2,5-7 :rolleyes:

Space Cowgirl
05-03-2004, 03:17 PM
Lee, that first pic is :eek:
New avatar here we go!

Lee
05-03-2004, 04:04 PM
For the first pic, Rainer always does this before he serves. The photographer knows him well to capture the moment. :lol:

Lee
05-03-2004, 04:14 PM
Another disappointing tournament. Another tough loss of 5-7 in 3rd set. Where's his confident? And I hate the pattern of losing 1st set 1-6 or 2-6. He needs better preparation for a match and Dirk needs to do something about that.

amethyst
05-03-2004, 05:42 PM
Well, you can´t turn things around all at once. There´s still some work to do...

Aleksa's Laydee
05-03-2004, 06:51 PM
whoa that pic with tommy haas
yummmy :D:D
shame bout the loss today :(

Space Cowgirl
05-04-2004, 09:19 AM
Another disappointing tournament. Another tough loss of 5-7 in 3rd set. Where's his confident? And I hate the pattern of losing 1st set 1-6 or 2-6. He needs better preparation for a match and Dirk needs to do something about that.


Lee, being honest, I don't think he was really in the match yesterday. From what I saw of it (the final set was on tv last night), he wasn't happy, but at the same time was not able to gee himself up to raise his game. Maybe he's just tired

Lee
05-04-2004, 04:34 PM
He may hurt or tire but his service games spell BIG TROUBLE so far this year. So, it's not one game or one tournament. I'm not sure what he and Dirk tried to do. They may want to improve his serve. But for me, it's a problem and needs fixing.

Space Cowgirl
05-05-2004, 09:18 AM
I agree with you to an extent. But that said, his first serve has improved no end compared to last year, it's exceeding 200kmh now (I think that is about 130mph). The problem is that he isn't getting enough first serves in, and his second serve then seems to cause the greater problems.

Lee
05-05-2004, 04:22 PM
That's what I guess, they tried to spice up his first serve which as seen in many cases, screw up his service game. May be we need to be more patient and wait for the improvement of his NEW first serve. :shrug:

Lee
05-12-2004, 07:10 AM
Has anyone watched the interview from the official site? Rainer still looked gorgeous after such terrible match. And there were so many stupid and idiotic questions that I'm impressed Rainer keeping his calm. :rolleyes:

alfonsojose
05-13-2004, 04:10 PM
Why nobody told me the truth before? :sad: :crying2: .. ;)

http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=14174

Bad german boy. No comments about Craptochvil .. ;) :aplot:

amethyst
05-13-2004, 06:22 PM
Has anyone watched the interview from the official site? Rainer still looked gorgeous after such terrible match. And there were so many stupid and idiotic questions that I'm impressed Rainer keeping his calm. :rolleyes:

Maybe he should get a little bit angry (on himself) instead of being so calm :rolleyes: In the match he could have used some anger and energy instead of calmness. So at least he could have tried something (no matter what) instead of being passive most of the time.

Lee
05-13-2004, 06:28 PM
Maybe he should get a little bit angry (on himself) instead of being so calm :rolleyes: In the match he could have used some anger and energy instead of calmness. So at least he could have tried something (no matter what) instead of being passive most of the time.

He didn't yell at himself :eek: He was pretty emotional when he was playing badly. Could it because his opponent was Lars?

amethyst
05-13-2004, 06:42 PM
He was swearing sometimes, but most of the time he seemed flat and passive to me. And if he was angry, it did´nt convert into fighting spirit. I´m sure he was uncomfortable playing Lars, but I don´t know if that was the reason he wasn´t more agressive (agressive in his game, not in his behaviour). BTW most uncomfortable was Dirk, who is coach of them both. He looked liked he had to force himself not to leave.

Lee
05-13-2004, 07:07 PM
BTW most uncomfortable was Dirk, who is coach of them both. He looked liked he had to force himself not to leave.

That's so true and look at this

http://www.tennis.info/images/Hamburg4/2Tue/Hordorff3845.jpg


Dirk Hordorff found himself in an uncomfortable position today
First, a temperature of 10° C (50° F) was no-one's idea of comfort...
Then, he had the added problem of being the coach of both players
in the match between Rainer Schuttler and Lars Burgsmueller
So he had to be careful not to show enthusiasm for either player's winners
- a task made much easier by the weather conditions

Lee
05-13-2004, 07:09 PM
I really can't understand how Dirk can be coach to both. Especially he is not just coaching Rainer but also like personal manager for him. How can he find time to coach Lars too?

amethyst
05-13-2004, 07:21 PM
Thanks for this picture, Lee! He was such a pitiful sight!
I have no idea how he finds time to coach both now, but I guess a few years ago Rainer might not have been able to afford a full-time coach. We have to keep in mind Rainer was not very successful for many years.

Space Cowgirl
05-14-2004, 09:13 AM
I really can't understand how Dirk can be coach to both. Especially he is not just coaching Rainer but also like personal manager for him. How can he find time to coach Lars too?


Dirk seems to be a very busy guy - he also manages (but not coaches) Mikhail Youzhny, according to what I heard on tv.

Buddy
05-14-2004, 07:20 PM
This is a very nice picture showing Schuettler's smiles... i like it when he smiles...

i just want to share with all Rainer's fans...sorry if this has been posted before...

http://tennishack12.bravepages.com/cincybig03/Schuettler2.jpg

Lee
05-18-2004, 05:19 PM
Great job Rainer in Dusseldorf. He's really pumped up!!!

http://www.gotennis.com/Photos/2004-05-18T134938Z_01_DUS01D_RTRIDSP_2_SPORTS-TENNIS-GERMANY.jpg

amethyst
05-19-2004, 02:09 PM
Well done Rainer in Düsseldorf so far! :banana: I´m glad he´s got his energy and fighting spirit back!

Lee
05-19-2004, 04:57 PM
I saw the highlight of his matches from ARAG's site and his passing shots were soooooo good. Of course it only showed the best of the matches but he got to have confidence to make those shots.

Neely
05-20-2004, 12:16 AM
Today (Wednesday) Rainer got an award from the ATP for his great season in 2003, I would say a kind of MOST IMPROVED PLAYER AWARD we know from the NBA or other leagues.

This fact is really astonishing: Rainer improved his year-end ranking for nine consecutive years!!! no other player could do that! :worship: :yeah:

ATP ehrt Schüttler für stetige Verbesserung

Düsseldorf (dpa) - Rainer Schüttler ist am Rande des World Team Cups für sein herausragendes Tennis-Jahr 2003 geehrt worden. Die Herren-Profi-Vereininung ATP zeichnete den 28 Jahre alten Korbacher in Düsseldorf als den am meisten verbesserten Spieler der Vorsaison aus. Den Preis, eine Kristall-Trophäe, überreichte ATP-Europa-Chef Horst Klosterkemper.

Schüttler belegte bei der Abstimmung unter seinen Spielerkollegen klar Platz eins. «Deshalb ist es eine besondere Auszeichnung, auf die ich stolz bin», sagte er. Mit der deutschen Mannschaft will der Hesse durch einen Sieg über Titelverteidiger Chile erstmals seit 1998 das Endspiel des World Team Cups erreichen. «Für die Mannschaft wäre es sehr wichtig. Deutschland ist schon lange reif für den Titel, ich hoffe, wir holen ihn jetzt», betonte die deutsche Nummer eins.

Schüttler hatte im vergangenen Jahr bei den Australian Open erstmals ein Grand-Slam-Finale erreicht und stand beim abschließenden Masters Cup der acht besten Profis im Halbfinale. Als einzigem Spieler gelang ihm bei allen vier Grand-Slam-Wettbewerben zumindest der Einzug in das Achtelfinale, bei den Turnieren in Tokio und Lyon holte sich Schüttler die Titel. Das Champions Race beendete er als Sechster und verbesserte sich damit zum neunten Mal nacheinander in der Rangliste. Dies hat kein anderer aktiver Spieler geschafft.

http://de.sports.yahoo.com/040519/27/ptl.html


Schüttler said it's a special honor and it means a lot for him that not journalists or ATP officials gave him this award, but the players from the ATP tour! :)
yes, Rainer! :yeah:

amethyst
05-20-2004, 05:30 PM
Thanks for the article, Neely! Well-deserved honour for Rainer :)

Rainer lost his match today against Massu :sad: He fought a lot to hang in there but Massu was better. But overall he played well in World Team Cup. Now good luck in Paris, Rainer :)

Lee
05-20-2004, 10:14 PM
:sad: I read that he came out flat in 1st set vs Massu. He wanted to win the World Team Cup for Germany so much but came up short. :sad:

Good Luck in RG, Rainer :bounce:

alfonsojose
05-21-2004, 03:44 PM
RG, 1st round: : Shuettler vs. Malisse

Rainer SCHUETTLER (GER) leads 3 : 1

2001 Atlanta Clay (O) 16 Xavier MALISSE 1-6 1-6
2002 Cincinnati Hard (O) 16 Rainer SCHUETTLER 6-4 6-3
2002 Indianapolis Hard (O) 16 Rainer SCHUETTLER 6-3 6-2
2003 Lyon Carpet (I) QF Rainer SCHUETTLER 7-6(2) 6-4

Go Rainer !!

Neely
05-21-2004, 04:23 PM
stupid coincidence, isn't it, that Rainer won 3 out of 4 meeting, but made only 2 games in their only meeting on clay so far :mad:
:tape: :tape: :tape:

but at least Rainer improved a lot since 2001 :)

JMG
05-24-2004, 06:51 PM
On Eurosport they said that Rainer was the first player on the practice court today, he came before 8 am.