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The Masters Tennis at The Royal Albert Hall 2005

joeb_uk
10-25-2005, 03:42 PM
Hey there :) I am hoping to go this event and shoot some photos for a few days :cool: How many of you will be going to this event?

I havent been before, but I will maybe go 3 days or so! Maybe more If I can afford the 15-20£ travel each day, and take the other days off uni!


Will be nice to attend a tournament, otherwise I will have to wait until june :(

Seems an easy distance from victoria to south kensington station, Anyone know how close that station is to the royal albert hall?

joeb_uk
10-25-2005, 03:45 PM
The following players have qualified:
Thomas Muster :woohoo:
John McEnroe
Cedric Pioline
Pat Cash
Jim Courier
Sergi Bruguera


Will be nice to see players like muster and brugera for a young guy like me, who didnt see them during their "normal" playing days :cool: I will try to get some nice muster shots for you georgewhitler. I am hoping to have a press pass for this event, we will see how it goes.

Also can have an idea of the other players in the event from looking at the rankings:
http://www.atptennis.com/championstour/
Official site http://www.themasterstennis.com/players.asp

ae wowww
10-28-2005, 04:52 PM
Joey, the walk was about 10/15 minutes I think, but it is along a straight road entirely, so very easy & straightforward.
If you don't get the press pass, where will you be sitting dude? Also, I would ignore notices saying don't use flash, as I have been for 3 years consecutively, and only last year did I take my camera, as everyone uses flashes, no-one cared.
It's not like these guys are pros! Will you go to the Henman exhibiton day, or just a doubles day [match 2]?

joeb_uk
10-28-2005, 05:01 PM
Joey, the walk was about 10/15 minutes I think, but it is along a straight road entirely, so very easy & straightforward.
If you don't get the press pass, where will you be sitting dude? Also, I would ignore notices saying don't use flash, as I have been for 3 years consecutively, and only last year did I take my camera, as everyone uses flashes, no-one cared.
It's not like these guys are pros! Will you go to the Henman exhibiton day, or just a doubles day [match 2]?
I have sent in my application, if I dont get a pass I will not be going. Costs are too high! Its about 40£ a seat or something stupid I believe. I applied for all days I think, then ill choose which I will go on. Probably the weds, saturday, sunday or maybe another day. Just hope I can get a pass to be honest, I really enjoy being in the press area taking photos and its been quite a while since I have had the chance to :sad: :sad: :sad:

Although, from the distance you are shooting at and at 300mm or so (the flash isnt gonna have any effect to be honest). May as well just bump the iso up really high.

ae wowww
10-28-2005, 05:05 PM
May as well just bump the iso up really high.

I forget you are digital ;) I just assume everyone is old-school film like me :yeah:

joeb_uk
10-28-2005, 05:07 PM
I forget you are digital ;) I just assume everyone is old-school film like me :yeah:
:cool: One of the digital boys :yeah:

joeb_uk
11-02-2005, 05:48 PM
Good news, JB will get a pass! :cool:

ae wowww
11-04-2005, 06:42 PM
Congrats geezer :D Abuse it!

joeb_uk
11-17-2005, 04:45 PM
Hey chaps :D I have a question about the sessions of play! There is one at 1pm, how many matches are usually played in that session (2?). There is also another session at 7.30, how many matches are played in this one? what time does this session normally finish?

I would love to stay for both sessions, but the latest train I could get home is about 12.15 at night, so I may just have to go to the day session.

Kyla
11-23-2005, 12:06 AM
Thanks a lot for the OOP!! I'll get to see Pernfors - McEnroe :woohoo:

And Wilander and Leconte got the WCs :woohoo:

joeb_uk
11-23-2005, 01:48 PM
ORDER OF PLAY
Tuesday 29th November Afternoon (1.00pm)
Bruguera v Pernfors
McNamara/Nastase v Bahrami/Woodforde
Courier v Wilander

Tuesday 29th November Evening (7.30pm)
Cash v Leconte
Bahrami/Gullikson v Fleming/Nastase
Bates v Haarhuis

Wednesday 30th November Afternoon (1.00pm)
Leconte v Pioline
Nastase/Wilkinson v Fleming/Woodforde
Bates v Muster

Wednesday 30th November Evening (7.30pm)
Jarryd v Wilander
Bahrami/Woodforde v Gullikson/McNamara
Bruguera v McEnroe

Thursday 1st December Afternoon (1.00pm)
Cash v Pioline
Bahrami/Fleming v Nastase/Woodforde
Courier v Jarryd

Thursday 1st December Evening (7.30pm)
McEnroe v Pernfors
Bahrami/Wilknson v McNamara/Nastase
Haarhuis v Muster

Friday 2nd December Afternoon (1.00pm)
Singles QF1
Doubles QF1
Singles QF2

Friday 2nd December Evening (7.30pm)
Singles QF3
Doubles QF2
Singles QF4

Saturday 3rd December Afternoon (1.00pm)
Singles SF1
Doubles SF1
Exhibition Doubles

Saturday 3rd December Evening (7.30pm)
Singles SF2
Doubles SF2
Exhibition Doubles

Sunday 4th December Afternoon (1.30pm)
Doubles Final
Singles Final
3rd/4th Place Play-Off

Thanks buddy! SHIT SHIT!! I had hoped they would put doubles last on court, so I could get my ass out of there early and get some food :lol: and then get an early train home instead of the 12.15 train at night :mad:

Anyway, I recieved confirmation on my pass. I will be there everyday apart from friday, and possibly at all the night sessions! The only time I wont be there, is the day session on friday because of a uni presentation (and maybe thursday night because I will have to get up early the next money, and cant get home at like 2-3 am).

Anyone esle going?

Looking forward to seeing brugera and muster :woohoo:

joeb_uk
11-23-2005, 01:50 PM
Bates got the other wild card

Wilander replaced Krajicek who withdrew
Bates :mad:
Wilander :woohoo: :woohoo:

Does anyone know the situation for doubles on the senior tour? I mean the set count etc?

joeb_uk
11-23-2005, 04:12 PM
Should be the "Pro " set (First to 8)

Otherwise the second singles will go on beyond midnight.
Hmmmm sorry for not understanding! But the first to 8 is the only set?

PS is singles 3 full sets?

joeb_uk
11-23-2005, 09:19 PM
does anyone know what happened to goran?

He was meant to be playing, I guess he pulled out due to davis cup?

joeb_uk
11-23-2005, 11:52 PM
Ivanisevic named in Croatia squad

Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic has been included in Croatia's squad for next month's Davis Cup final against Slovakia.
Yet the 35-year-old, who retired four years ago, is not likely to play in the tie in Bratislava from 2-4 December.

Croatia captain Nikki Pilic has also picked Ivan Ljubicic, Mario Ancic and Ivo Karlovic in his squad.

Slovakia will be represented by Dominik Hrbaty, Karol Beck, Michal Mertinak and Karol Kucera.

Ivanisevic retired from the men's tour - mainly because of shoulder problems - soon after winning Wimbledon as a wildcard in 2001.

He played doubles in the 2003 Davis Cup against the United States and is active on the veterans' circuit.

The 35-year-old Ivanisevic had qualified for November's Champions Masters at the Royal Albert Hall.

But he has now pulled out because it clashes with the Davis Cup final.

Croatia and Slovakia are first-time Davis Cup finalists.

Both came through last year's play-offs to earn a place in the 2005 World Group.

Was thinking the other day this was gonna happen. Personally, I find him boring as hell to watch. But he is one of the good guys, real entertaining personality.

joeb_uk
11-23-2005, 11:52 PM
Doubles Play One Set (First to 8)

Singles Play two sets and then a Champions Tie Breaker (First to 10)
Aha yes, I remember the first to 8 at eastbourne doubles qualies! Get them on and off as quickly as possible please :lol:

Action Jackson
11-24-2005, 02:34 AM
Joe, if you get can get some photos of Järryd and Wilander as well Sergi and Muster it would be really appreciated.

joeb_uk
11-25-2005, 10:53 AM
Joe, if you get can get some photos of Järryd and Wilander as well Sergi and Muster it would be really appreciated.
Of course george, I just had some good news. My uni presentation has been pushed back a week! Now I can go everyday :woohoo: Amazing, it has worked out so well. I didnt want to miss the quarter finals, :D

stonkvflash
11-29-2005, 09:35 AM
brugera, nailed on to beat pernfors, load up at the 1.67

Carlitos
11-29-2005, 05:15 PM
Bruguera-Pernfors 63 61
Courier-Wilander 62 64

hanir
11-29-2005, 06:38 PM
anyone watching this live?

Carlitos
11-30-2005, 07:21 AM
Bates-Haarhuis 2-6 7-6(17) 16-14

Bates was down 2-6 1-4.
He saved 10 match points.

Carlitos
11-30-2005, 02:24 PM
Cedric PIOLINE d. Henri LECONTE 6-3, 6-4

hanir
11-30-2005, 03:19 PM
any updates on the muster bates match?

amras
11-30-2005, 05:11 PM
T.Muster defeated J.Bates 7-5 7-5..

joeb_uk
12-01-2005, 02:31 AM
Woodforde stepped in for wilander, and they only played one set. Doubles and mcenroe were the same. I was there from 1.30 till 11 at night, but had to leave at the beginning of the second set of brugera. He was 1-0 up in sets :D

Sadly, i wont be going again 2moro. I got fucked over by the train service, got home at 2.30 because the trains werent running and had to get a bus!!

Action Jackson
12-01-2005, 02:34 AM
Woodforde stepped in for wilander, and they only played one set. Doubles and mcenroe were the same. I was there from 1.30 till 11 at night, but had to leave at the beginning of the second set of brugera. He was 1-0 up in sets :D

Sadly, i wont be going again 2moro. I got fucked over by the train service, got home at 2.30 because the trains werent running and had to get a bus!!

Thanks for the update and I am disappointed that Mats had to pull out.

Carlitos
12-01-2005, 08:30 AM
BRUGUERA-McENROE 7-6(5) 4-6 10-2

Edve
12-01-2005, 12:07 PM
No tournament link for this ?

Sjengster
12-01-2005, 01:05 PM
http://www.themasterstennis.com is the official website, but with typical incompetence there's no live scoring.

joeb_uk
12-01-2005, 01:33 PM
George, I shot loads of photos during the muster match. But I watched some of it too, from seeing him play there, I bet this guy was brutal. He was hitting 128mph serves lol, and he hits with alot of power still. He does get down low, and wack that ball off both sides! Bates actually gave him a good match, I was surprised, I thought bates would be a total wanker who would get hammered by every one. Luckily, the muster shots came out well. The light is awful, and on the first day I hardly managed to get any shots, but on the second day, the images improved alot.

Muster, what a guy :D

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/9235/muster16sn.jpg

Action Jackson
12-01-2005, 01:36 PM
Thanks for that joe I will PM you and give an address to send the pics to and I am sad that Mats wasn't around.

Choupi
12-01-2005, 02:36 PM
Thanks for the update Joe.

Carlitos
12-01-2005, 06:43 PM
Courier-Jarryd 6-4 6-7 (3-7) 10-7

Cash-Pioline 3-6, 6-3, 10-7

quarters:
Sergi Bruguera-Anders Jarryd

Runner Up of Group B-Pat Cash

Winner of Group B-Runner Up of Group A

Cedric Pioline-Jim Courier

joeb_uk
12-01-2005, 10:13 PM
Muster is also through. I believe he plays cash! If i got the info right, :)

John McENROE d. Mikael PERNFORS 7-6(5), 6-4

joeb_uk
12-01-2005, 11:28 PM
Paul HAARHUIS d. Thomas MUSTER 3-6, 6-2, 10-2 (on a Champions' Tie-break)

joeb_uk
12-01-2005, 11:29 PM
:woohoo:

Friday 2nd December Afternoon (1.00pm) Courier v Pioline
Gullikson/Wilkinson v Nystrom/Pernfors
Bruguera v Jarryd

Friday 2nd December Evening (7.30pm) McEnroe v Muster
Feaver/Leconte v McNamara/Bates
Cash v Haarhuis


Luckily the best match of the day, muster and mcenroe is nice and early so I can stay for that one!!!

Action Jackson
12-01-2005, 11:32 PM
Are you going for both sessions joe? If you are staying could you get some pics of Nystrom and Pernfors please.

joeb_uk
12-01-2005, 11:43 PM
Are you going for both sessions joe? If you are staying could you get some pics of Nystrom and Pernfors please.
Hey, I will be there for all of the day session and just the first match of the night session. No point for me to stay for pat cash or a crappy doubles match, considering the problems with transport the other night. I will take some photos, I usually use the doubles matches as a break to go get some food and a break, but I take a few shots too.
The food at the royal albert hall in the press room is great :drool: I am really fussy, I dont eat sandwiches or anything like that, and I actually eat the food here :lol: I remember the crap they serve up at eastbourne, I would rather starve than eat that crap. The rah, also has very nice looking staff, always nice to enjoy your food with a nice view.

Action Jackson
12-01-2005, 11:46 PM
Hey, I will be there for all of the day session and just the first match of the night session. No point for me to stay for pat cash or a crappy doubles match, considering the problems with transport the other night. I will take some photos, I usually use the doubles matches as a break to go get some food and a break, but I take a few shots too.

Good 1st session and I hope big Muster can give it to McEnroe and I totally agree that the night session only has one match worth watching, but if you can get a few shots that would good.

The view is always important my friend.

joeb_uk
12-03-2005, 12:50 PM
For those who are interested, I am currently editing and adjusting the levels of my images from this event (wednesday). They will be shortly posted on www.inside-tennis.net

I have images from yesterday to sort to, but sorting through 600 photos is a pain in the ass. I didnt bother going today, I will probably go again tomorrow.

Advantage
12-03-2005, 01:01 PM
Here's LIVE VIDEO of the match:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/sport/live/nb/rm/video/sol_now5a_nb.ram

joeb_uk
12-03-2005, 01:10 PM
Here a few sample images (from inside-tennis.net)

http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/2798/joe61769el.jpg

http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/7316/joe54604oy.jpg

http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/6456/joe56791kr.jpg

happy928
12-04-2005, 03:57 PM
DOUBLES FINALS
Leconte/Wilkinson d. 6-3 , 6-4
Bahrami/Woodforde

happy928
12-04-2005, 03:58 PM
FINALS
Paul Haarhuis d. 6-3, 7-6 (7-2)
Jim Courier

SwissMister1
12-04-2005, 06:58 PM
Nice pics!