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Here we go - Men's final about to start any moment

Yoel etc.
09-07-2003, 07:20 PM
Vamos KFC :)

Down Eurosport :mad:

walee
09-07-2003, 07:34 PM
Good Luck Ferrero, you shrug off the master, now show that punk how tennis is played.

Chloe le Bopper
09-07-2003, 07:41 PM
Damn... I was hoping the doubles final would go on for a while and that I would be at work when it was going on so that I could be distracted. Boo!

Yoel etc.
09-07-2003, 07:42 PM
Jonas & Todd defeat Bryan Brothers 5-7 6-0 7-5 :worship:

jmp
09-07-2003, 07:51 PM
Yoel, I think we're still an hour away but...


Go Andy!! Go JC!!

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

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


Too bad Eurosport isn't showing it live. :mad:


Jennifer/Justine was great, the mens' semis were great, and I hope this is great, too! :D

Congratulations, Jonas & Todd! :D

Yoel etc.
09-07-2003, 07:57 PM
Yoel, I think we're still an hour away but...




Oh, well :D

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 08:37 PM
Now just 25 minutes ;)

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 08:39 PM
Have you guys ever blown off things you should be doing for tennis? Why do they have to put the live men's final smack dabb in the middle of a weekend afternoon???

Chloe le Bopper
09-07-2003, 08:57 PM
I'm blowing more important things off right now., and have been all weekend. Damn slams.

Tennisfan-Mtl
09-07-2003, 09:01 PM
Are they showing it live on CBS ?

Go Juan Carlos ! :)

Tennisfan-Mtl
09-07-2003, 09:03 PM
CBS is showing Football now...:(

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 09:10 PM
Ahhh, you know you'd rather see the Dolphins :devil:

jmp
09-07-2003, 09:28 PM
Me love FOO-Ball! :D I put as much on hold for tennis as possible. When I can't avoid something that must be done, I use the VCR.

Dolphins are making their last stand...no dice. It's over and Houston upsets Miami, 21-20. :eek: Time for :tennis: :bounce:

Layla
09-07-2003, 09:46 PM
I usually take a 2 week vacation during Roland Garros. ;)

VAMOS JUAN CARLOS! :drive:

King Aaron
09-07-2003, 09:49 PM
Play has started. :)

jmp
09-07-2003, 10:03 PM
1st break to Andy, *1-4

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 10:04 PM
Ferrari down a break and edgy. How can he stop Roddick's serve :confused:

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 10:11 PM
I hope Ferrari doesn't get beat too bad.

If Roddick wins this, we'll never hear the end of it...

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:11 PM
I hate to admit it, but Andy looks like JCF did in the RG final - absolutely determined, focused and flawless. :eek: Not liking this at all.

J. Corwin
09-07-2003, 10:13 PM
Roddick actually outplayed Ferrero on the baseline on some of those points :eek:

jmp
09-07-2003, 10:14 PM
JC is handling Andy's serve well by just blocking it back. Some aces he just won't get. What he's GOT to do is hold serve. He's also adjusted his returns by not giving Andy as much power to work with. Right now he looks discouraged, but, I think changing the pace on the return was the right move. When he has a chance for the winner, he needs to slam it home, though.

Andy serving for the set, *5-3.

jmp
09-07-2003, 10:19 PM
28 minute first set. Not very competitive. :sad: JC's last service game of the set looked very strong. So, this set may bring more... Get on it, JC!! You can do it!

Andy leads, 6-3 *0-1

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:21 PM
28 minute first set. Not very competitive. :sad: JC's last service game of the set looked very strong. So, this set may bring more... Get on it, JC!! You can do it!

Andy leads, 6-3 *0-1

Well, what do you expect with Andy serving like that. The games are over in a hurry. JC's not serving badly either at the moment. These are express games. I think there were only 2 break points in the entire set. On that JC missed and one that Andy took.

Ferrero is very frustrated. I hope he figures out what to do with Andy's serve.

martina
09-07-2003, 10:23 PM
thanks for the scores jmp :)
bloody eurosport not showing this :fiery:

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 10:24 PM
Yeah, how do you figure out Roddick's serve? I wouldn't know what to do either.

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:25 PM
Where are you from, Martina? Because my Eurosport is showing it live. :confused:

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:26 PM
Yeah, how do you figure out Roddick's serve? I wouldn't know what to do either.

Yeah, I know. I was just being overly optimistic. This is extremely frustrating. :mad: Surely he can't keep serving like this all match! :eek:

martina
09-07-2003, 10:28 PM
I'm in Finland. I only get motorsports :sad:

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 10:28 PM
Ferrari turning into a cranky bitch :eek:

Timariot
09-07-2003, 10:29 PM
Roddick usually goes down the T with his first serve when serving to deuce court, and out wide when serving to AD court. Some people read his serves very well (Federer, Hewitt) but many do it very poorly. Key is to block them back, and then work your way in from the backcourt.

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:30 PM
I'm in Finland. I only get motorsports :sad:

That's strange. :confused: So for once it pays to have that German-market oriented window on Eurosport, even though the commentaries are in German.

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 10:30 PM
Layla, I guess it's to his disadvantage not have played him. He can't seem to pick it up like Nalby or Fed can :(

TheBoiledEgg
09-07-2003, 10:30 PM
Ferrero has already had about 10 bad calls

pffffffffffff

fight Sushi, use your Slime :)
Vamos !!!!!!!!!!

jmp
09-07-2003, 10:31 PM
You may be right, Layla. I know if I were getting bombed by Andy, it would frustrate me! :) The TV commentators are saying that all this play is in JC's legs. I hope not. I think he should focus on holding and exploit any little window he gets to break.


On serve, 6-3 *2-3

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:34 PM
You may be right, Layla. I know if I were getting bombed by Andy, it would frustrate me! :) The TV commentators are saying that all this play is in JC's legs. I hope not. I think he should focus on holding and exploit any little window he gets to break.


On serve, 6-3 *2-3

Yeah, that sounds like a good plan. :) Well, maybe he'll learn to read his serve by the end of the third set. ;)

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 10:34 PM
In a way, I think playing Andy will make Ferrari a better player on hardcourts, in that I mean he's got to keep improving and taking care of his serve (like he's been doing in the 2nd set).

I actually hope this turns into a rivarly. I'm actually impressed with Andy--he's acting like a champ not a baby :o

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:35 PM
Layla, I guess it's to his disadvantage not have played him. He can't seem to pick it up like Nalby or Fed can :(

Definitely. For a moment I thought it was cool that their first meeting was in a grand slam final, but now I'm reconsidering.

Yoel etc.
09-07-2003, 10:36 PM
That's strange. :confused: So for once it pays to have that German-market oriented window on Eurosport, even though the commentaries are in German.

I'm from Israel and Eurosport is showing motorsports here as well :sad:

I guess they have different programs for different zones. Anyway, they say that they will show the recorded version tomorrow morning. If Roddick wins this, they can count on one viewer out

Yoel etc.
09-07-2003, 10:37 PM
I actually hope this turns into a rivarly. I'm actually impressed with Andy--he's acting like a champ not a baby :o

Because he's winning. Remember how he behaved last night while he was being trounced by Nalby's return?

martina
09-07-2003, 10:38 PM
That's strange. :confused: So for once it pays to have that German-market oriented window on Eurosport, even though the commentaries are in German.
it's extremely strange. coz this motorstuff isn't even live and they are showing the final tomorrow moring. so why not just switch these two?! they do this just to annoy and coz they don't think Finns are into tennis. :mad:

*wishing I had German eurosport*

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:39 PM
In a way, I think playing Andy will make Ferrari a better player on hardcourts, in that I mean he's got to keep improving and taking care of his serve (like he's been doing in the 2nd set).

I actually hope this turns into a rivarly. I'm actually impressed with Andy--he's acting like a champ not a baby :o

It's easy to behave like a champ when everything is going your way. ;) If Ferrero had won the first set, it would have been a different story. But seriously, I'm impressed too. He acted like a champ in that he didn't let Ferrero win the first set.

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 10:42 PM
I say let's start a cyber drinking game for every point Ferrari gets on DH's serve...

Err, never mind. Some of you may not be legal :o

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:43 PM
it's extremely strange. coz this motorstuff isn't even live and they are showing the final tomorrow moring. so why not just switch these two?! they do this just to annoy and coz they don't think Finns are into tennis. :mad:

*wishing I had German eurosport*

No, don't wish that! :eek: *shudder* I had to endure all Roland Garros and US Open listening to German commentary. Very few people in Slovenia speak German. And I heard it was the same in Spain, Portugal, and even Ireland. Eurosport gave the Astra satellite company a German channel which is in effect during grand slam events. It's annoying as hell and everyone has been complaining on the Eurosport webpage. It doesn't help though. Everything else is in English, as it should be. I didn't opt for a German version. There's a separate channel for German speakers, but now they're transmitting German commentary on both German and English channel. :mad: It makes absolutely no sense!

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:44 PM
I say let's start a cyber drinking game for every point Ferrari gets on DH's serve...

Err, never mind. Some of you may not be legal :o

Hey, I don't think so. I want to get drunk! Fast! Let's not forget Sushi is my aboslute favorite. ;)

jmp
09-07-2003, 10:44 PM
On serve, 6-3 *4-5

Andy's last service game (*3-4) may have been JC's best chance to break. This may be another one...

martina
09-07-2003, 10:48 PM
No, don't wish that! :eek: *shudder* I had to endure all Roland Garros and US Open listening to German commentary. Very few people in Slovenia speak German. And I heard it was the same in Spain, Portugal, and even Ireland. Eurosport gave the Astra satellite company a German channel which is in effect during grand slam events. It's annoying as hell and everyone has been complaining on the Eurosport webpage. It doesn't help though. Everything else is in English, as it should be. I didn't opt for a German version. There's a separate channel for German speakers, but now they're transmitting German commentary on both German and English channel. :mad: It makes absolutely no sense!
okay, I do feel for you but at least you get to see the tennis ;)

jmp
09-07-2003, 10:48 PM
Still on serve, 6-3 *5-6

jtipson
09-07-2003, 10:51 PM
Eurosport in the UK is not showing the match live either. But if anyone wants live radio commentary in English, try the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/programmes/sportonfive.shtml
BBC commentators + Bob Brett

Yoel etc.
09-07-2003, 10:51 PM
Going to TB

Crowd getting ready to mislead Mosquito with false "out" calls

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:52 PM
Come on Juanqui, win this tie-break!

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:54 PM
Going to TB

Crowd getting ready to mislead Mosquito with false "out" calls

They better not, or I'll rain fire and brimstone on them. :fiery: ;)

Ferrero just blew it. :smash:

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 10:56 PM
Ferrari needed to take advantage of Roddick's losing serve twice :mad:

Goonergal
09-07-2003, 10:56 PM
Juan Carlos :(

jmp
09-07-2003, 10:56 PM
JC/Andy 2nd set TB

1st serve fault; Andy FH slam winner after JC dives and rolls to return

0-1 AWESOME running FH CC winner that hit the net

1-1 Andy FH long!

2-1 1st serve fault; JC SHANK

2-2 1st serve fault; JC FH wide

2-3 ACE!

2-4 Fault; JC FH long

2-5 JC running volley in the net

2-6 Andy FH CC winner


2nd set Andy - leads 2 sets to none

Scotso
09-07-2003, 10:56 PM
Juan Carlos is playing like ass.

Yoel etc.
09-07-2003, 10:56 PM
Damn Mosquito :sad:
damn damn :mad:

Scotso
09-07-2003, 10:57 PM
Without that big serve Rodprick would be nothing, this sucks. He does not deserve to win a grand slam.

Layla
09-07-2003, 10:58 PM
:sad: I think I need to switch from beer to something stronger. :sad::sad::sad:

Ferrero really blew this tie-break. And he played so well to get to it. HELP!!!

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 11:01 PM
Juan Carlos is playing like ass.

No, he was playing great until the tiebreak.

Aurora
09-07-2003, 11:02 PM
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck vamos mosquito!! i'm praying for a serve-breakdown with roddick

Layla
09-07-2003, 11:06 PM
I don't even know what to pray for anymore. For a moment I thought Ferrero might have lost the will to live. I would have too. But I want him to keep fighting. You never know what might happen.

babydoll
09-07-2003, 11:07 PM
Without that big serve Rodprick would be nothing, this sucks. He does not deserve to win a grand slam.
OMG such stupidity! :haha:

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 11:08 PM
Point for deuce and he dumps it into the next after a long rally :(

jmp
09-07-2003, 11:10 PM
On serve, 6-3 6(2)-7 2-1*

Scotso
09-07-2003, 11:10 PM
Right babydoll. Keep telling yourself that.

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 11:13 PM
Ferrero making too many UFEs at key points :(

Anyone else seeing Roddick getting tired? Ferrari need to hold serve and *believe* he can break.

babydoll
09-07-2003, 11:13 PM
Right babydoll. Keep telling yourself that.
Meanwhile you can keep telling yourself that Roddick is all serve. Maybe if you would watch one of his matches, you would notice he doesn't lack a big forehand and backhand.

I hope you don't hang yourself if Andy wins. Good fortune to you. :cool:

Timariot
09-07-2003, 11:15 PM
Roddick's backhand is actually very mediocre...Nalbandian was winning like 75% of all baseline points yesterday, unfortunately he choked :( Roddick is one of those players who is very beatable when you figure his weaknesses, if you don't you'll lose very badly.

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 11:19 PM
Ferreri *take care* of your serve :(

jmp
09-07-2003, 11:20 PM
I think poor JC is so battered and bruised that he can't take advantage of these tiny chances he's been getting. Keep hope alive!


Still on serve, 6-3 7-6(2) 3-2* down 15-30, double BP, 1st serve fault, JC drop shot hail mary, 30-40, 1st serve fault, DEUCE-Phew!, JC THROWS AWAY A BH PUT AWAY, BP, DEUCE, Adv JC, GAME JC

*3-3

Timariot
09-07-2003, 11:20 PM
Well JCF holds so he is still alive...though he will still lose :(

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 11:23 PM
Ferrari: I'll say it one more time. Take care of your serve. You *can* break Andy :D

Aurora
09-07-2003, 11:26 PM
is there a thread about the net at usopen? it's been a major player in this tournament, particularly because it's so different comparing to other tournaments

Tennis Fool
09-07-2003, 11:29 PM
Andy pants wins. He was the best on hardcourts this summer. Congrats :D :o

Layla
09-07-2003, 11:32 PM
Those 2 missed break points where Ferrero's undoing.

Roddick is crying and so am I. :sad::sad::sad: But not for the same reason. ;)

Congrats to both players, it was a good, if unexciting match.

Congrats to Andy, a new slam champion. I suppose it was written in the stars. All credit to him for holding his nerve and serving unbelievably. 4 aces in a row to win the match! That's unheard of1 :eek:

lin
09-07-2003, 11:34 PM
Congratulation Andy :D

Juan Carlos :sad::sad:

Scotso
09-07-2003, 11:36 PM
What a horrible day in tennis.

martina
09-07-2003, 11:36 PM
congrats Andy. I'll watch the match tomorrow and yawn. How come the finals are never the best matches of most tournaments?!

TheBoiledEgg
09-07-2003, 11:37 PM
tennis is in Mourning .....

Aurora
09-07-2003, 11:38 PM
well, I know what's on my wishlist: better returns for JC
but I do recognize the excellent playing of roddick. and yes, he's more than a serve but what would he be without his serve? doesn't matter congrats andy

jtipson
09-07-2003, 11:41 PM
Even with those 3 aces in the last game, Andy only served one more than Roger Federer did in the Wimbledon final. Why does it feel like it was so many more?

And yes, the semis were much more interesting than the final, at least to me, but that's often the case.

Well done, Andy. But number one is still up for grabs the rest of the year.

jmp
09-07-2003, 11:41 PM
Congratulations, Andy, on your 1st major title and on playing a dominant championship match from start to finish!

Congratulations, JC, on a great tournament!

tennischick
09-07-2003, 11:46 PM
i so suck at predicting...

i keep believing that the better player will always win. grrrrrr....:mad:

Ten_Isse_Fan
09-07-2003, 11:50 PM
tsss, that was booooooooring!! And I am sooo pissed off I could be dangerous. Please don't approach me for the next few days! :fiery:

J. Corwin
09-08-2003, 12:00 AM
Congrats Andy!! :D :D :D You played awesome!!

esther
09-08-2003, 03:04 AM
RIGGGGGEEEEEEEEDDDDDD
us open is officially the gayest grand slam/tournament there is.
*extremely pissed off*

what the hell kind of tournament was that anyway. there is no justice JC deserved better than that

J. Corwin
09-08-2003, 03:10 AM
With the way Roddick played today I doubt Ferrero would have been able to win even if he were at 100%. :)

star
09-08-2003, 03:20 AM
I read this after everything was all over and was so happy!!!

Sorry Layla. You are a great JCF fan, and I know how it hurts to have your absolute favorite lose in straights in a gs final. :sad:

Hive FIVE Jackson, baby!!!! :)

Tennis Fool
09-08-2003, 03:25 AM
Reading the after comments is hilarious :lol:

Maria Giulia
09-08-2003, 10:10 AM
Poor JC. :sad: I felt so sad for him, and when he said he was a little sad too... :sad: :tears: The quote in my sig is right for the situation...
Look at these pics:
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20030907/all/l916101.jpg
http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/ap_photo/20030907/all/l916101.jpg
:bigcry:
Oh well. I still think he's the best :) btw congratulations Andy!