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Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 05:43 PM
Well just about 20 min. to go. another warm but very sticky humid day in Houston.

GO GUILLE!

nitsansh
11-11-2003, 05:47 PM
The weather is favorable to Coria, isn't it?
Surely Schuettler isn't used to play in these conditions in November...

Tennis Fool
11-11-2003, 05:50 PM
Question: Now that we know Nalby is well, does Scud get to go back to surfing in Cali?

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 05:51 PM
whoa, seen this Coria stat :eek:

he's won the 1st set 55 times and lost just once :eek:

Vamos El Mago !!!!!!!

Tennis Fool
11-11-2003, 05:52 PM
Also: Bunk, you guys are on Central time?

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 05:53 PM
Question: Now that we know Nalby is well, does Scud get to go back to surfing in Cali?

nope he has to stay there cos he will be needed when he has to play Nalbandian
Agassi will go home when he loses tomorrow.

nitsansh
11-11-2003, 05:56 PM
Question: Now that we know Nalby is well, does Scud get to go back to surfing in Cali?
No. In order to win his 50K$$$ he must stay until the end of round-robin stage and be ready to replace any player.
And I highly doubt he'll go to Cali when his duty in Houston is over... there's Davis Cup Final in 2 weeks time, so he'll probably go straight to Melbourne!

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 05:56 PM
Also: Bunk, you guys are on Central time?


yupyup

TennisLurker
11-11-2003, 05:58 PM
That was the Hewitt match in Indian Wells, Coria won the first one 76 and then lost 764636 I think.

Tennis Fool
11-11-2003, 06:01 PM
I wish I could earn 50K sitting on my ass...

natalie
11-11-2003, 06:01 PM
go guillermo!!!

nitsansh
11-11-2003, 06:02 PM
nope he has to stay there cos he will be needed when he has to play Nalbandian
Agassi will go home when he loses tomorrow.

What makes you sure that Agassi will quit?

Even if he loses tommorrow, he might still have chance to get to the semi, if Nalby lose to Fed-Ex.

star
11-11-2003, 06:03 PM
No. In order to win his 50K$$$ he must stay until the end of round-robin stage and be ready to replace any player.
And I highly doubt he'll go to Cali when his duty in Houston is over... there's Davis Cup Final in 2 weeks time, so he'll probably go straight to Melbourne!

Nope! First he has an exhibition in Oregon.

star
11-11-2003, 06:04 PM
Baby Gui!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:hearts:

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 06:16 PM
go El Mago !!!!!!

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:20 PM
come on guille get that back!

star
11-11-2003, 06:20 PM
Gui broken. :sad:

Schuettler playing from on and inside the baseline and pushing Gui back.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:21 PM
Why did Rainer try a dropshot on Coria? LOL

star
11-11-2003, 06:21 PM
Gui is off today. His drop shot did not clear the net.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:23 PM
yes... Mary says he is "crabby" - I love how she can make that judgement in 2 games :rolleyes:

come on guille, wake up!

I think Rainer's hot orange shirt may be blinding him. Plus, we need to send a memo to Guille not to wear black.

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 06:23 PM
Shittler is boring him to death

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:25 PM
Shittler is boring him to death

LOL! I was just on the phone with my dad and told him to turn on the match to see the orange shirt and my dad was like "WHO is that?" and I said his name and my dad said "his name is shittler???" I immediately thought of you TBE :)

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 06:27 PM
That I didn't expect! Go Rainer! Since I have no doubt that the majority will be pro-Coria (including TBE, for some reason I can't BEGIN to figure out), I will be 100% behind Schuettler. Show 'em you deserve to be here just as much as the others!

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:27 PM
They keep making Houston look so pretty *gag*

I don't think it's quite as hot as they say it is... and it's definitely more humid that 56%. though, low 80s and humidity in the 60%s is not fun.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:27 PM
Schuettler deserves to be there, for sure. I just like Coria :)

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 06:30 PM
Coria what a Dropshot :woohoo:

Shittler all at sea :lol:

Venga El Mago

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:30 PM
uhhh is ESPN fucked up or is it my TV?

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:31 PM
never mind they put "technical difficulties" on the tv.

good self-overrule!

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 06:34 PM
Coria 1-3
now break him :)

star
11-11-2003, 06:36 PM
I like Ranier lots. He's a minor fave. But Coria is my second favorite (right behind Guga) so I've got to pull for him.

Ranier deserves to be there. He is a very good steady player and he fights really well. He has a good tennis head. I like him about the same as I like Sjeng. I do think Ranier is prettier to watch than is Sjeng. :)

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:37 PM
Guille might be wakin' up a little ;)

breakkkkkkkkkk!

star
11-11-2003, 06:37 PM
:banana:

BP

star
11-11-2003, 06:38 PM
:sad:

star
11-11-2003, 06:39 PM
Nice clap from Gui.

Come on now!!!

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:39 PM
what was it that we said star? killing babies is wrong? LOL

star
11-11-2003, 06:40 PM
:banana:

star
11-11-2003, 06:40 PM
Yeah. Gui is killing his babies today.

:):sad:

star
11-11-2003, 06:41 PM
cannot believe Ranier put that volley into the net.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:41 PM
wahooooooooooo he accepted that baby!

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 06:41 PM
Coria breaks back :D :D

Shittler makes a mess of an easy volley :rolls:
then puts a FH wide

star
11-11-2003, 06:42 PM
Is it just me or does anyone else see that Coria seems to be having trouble breathing?

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:43 PM
yea he does and Mary commented on it too. It's oppressive out, I'm not surprised. I had trouble breathing walking to class at 9 this morning so in the middle of the afternoon running around out there, I can't imagine how not fun it is.

Sorry but Schuettler looks good in a suit.

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 06:46 PM
still only 3-2*

wasn't yesterdays match over at this stage :o

we'll be here till night session and they'll still only be in 2nd set

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:46 PM
wow... what a GREAT point!!

star
11-11-2003, 06:47 PM
Very nice lob from Ranier.

And good try from Ranier. He made Coria hit about 3 extra shots to finish out that point.

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 06:47 PM
3-3 :yeah:

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:48 PM
I forgot how exciting live tennis was without knowing the score already LOL

TennisLurker
11-11-2003, 06:48 PM
OMG, This Schuettler guy is the bastard brother of Amanda Coetzer..

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 06:48 PM
Ah well... this is certainly going to be a match of many breaks, neither of these two are power players. If Coria's just recovering from his cold, he may not like the humid conditions here, I suppose.

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 06:53 PM
OMG, This Schuettler guy is the bastard brother of Amanda Coetzer..

so true :lol:
pity he's not as good looking as her.

Coria is struggling with health still :(

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:54 PM
man, he's really huffing and puffing out there. gosh hopefully he's ok!

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 06:57 PM
I have to leave now :bigcry: go Guille, pull it out!

star
11-11-2003, 07:04 PM
Bye Bunk

I don't think it is in the cards today.

Mary just labled Coria and his coach as co-dependent because Gui keeps looking at him. :rolleyes:

:buys Mary a DSM-IV:

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 07:06 PM
Coria in trouble :mad:

his record after losing 1st set is ........ 4-13 :rolleyes:
compared to 55-1 when he wins it

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 07:06 PM
Anyone here? 6-3 Schuettler, and I hope Coria isn't feeling too unwell since I'm looking forward to seeing him challenge Roddick. Come on Rainer, win it on your own terms!

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 07:07 PM
Blimey, 55-1... the one time being Indian Wells this year against Hewitt, correct?

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:07 PM
Go Rainer :banana: ;)

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 07:10 PM
Coria broke 2-0 :D

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:10 PM
Damn 2-0 for the whiny brat :mad:

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 07:11 PM
Go Rainer :banana: ;)


dont get you
how do you like Rainer when you hate Kiefer
and Rainer is 10 times more boring :confused: :confused:

TennisLurker
11-11-2003, 07:11 PM
Coria leads 20 in the second set

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 07:11 PM
Ah, a German supporter of Schuettler - haven't seen any around recently. But let me guess, GoDom: if it was Kiefer playing this match, you'd be 100% behind the whiny brat, right?

star
11-11-2003, 07:11 PM
ooooooooohhhhhhhhhh fighting words! :fiery:

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 07:12 PM
Blimey, 55-1... the one time being Indian Wells this year against Hewitt, correct?

yep :)
think the stats are right
well they did come from Eurosport :o

star
11-11-2003, 07:13 PM
Well I can't stand "I'm number 4; i can piss anywhere I want" Kiefer either. :)

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:16 PM
dont get you
how do you like Rainer when you hate Kiefer
and Rainer is 10 times more boring :confused: :confused:
First of all, I'm not a Schüttler-fan but he's playing Coria so I root for him.
Second, yes his game can be quite boring. But at least he's not an arrogant ass like Kiefer and (often enough) Haas. He's working hard and it pays off. What he's talking makes sense most of the time. He seems to be a nice, down-to-earth guy. That's all.

Sjengster: yes, 100%.
But the thought of Kiefer making the Masters :haha:

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 07:19 PM
how did you expect Kiefer to act when after all Agassi is his dad, they share the same genes, and walk. ;)

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 07:19 PM
Didn't Wertheim or some other journalist observe that if you asked someone in German tennis six years ago who would be the first to reach a GS final out of Haas, Kiefer and Schuettler, he'd have given the wrong answer? That's what you've got to like about Schuettler, he has far less game but far superior mental toughness compared to his compatriots. He also has a winning record against both Haas and Kiefer, which ain't bad at all.

star
11-11-2003, 07:21 PM
Blech! Enough about Kiefer.

Gui!!!!!!!!!

Yea the whiny brat. Up 4-1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

J. Corwin
11-11-2003, 07:22 PM
Go Gui!

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 07:22 PM
Coria seems to have got over that breathing problem quickly, doesn't he? A fast service game, that last one.

Tennis Fool
11-11-2003, 07:24 PM
What's Bill doing differently from the 1st set?
Was all that huffing-puffing a guile?

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:25 PM
how did you expect Kiefer to act when after all Agassi is his dad, they share the same genes, and walk. ;)
LMAO. At the beginning of his career he was a perfect copy of Andre. Today they only share extreme superstition, but game-wise ... :lol:

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:26 PM
Rainer mis-hits twice and wins the point :banana: BP !

Deuce :(

star
11-11-2003, 07:27 PM
To be fair, I think Rainer's game went down a bit as well as Gui stepping up and hitting his shots. He's managed to do that nice thing of whipping the ball from corner to corner better this set.

He did just whak a short ball into the net tho. ;)

star
11-11-2003, 07:28 PM
He's playing more deeply and pushing Rainer off the baseline.

Rainer threw his racquet very hard that time. tsk tsk.

star
11-11-2003, 07:29 PM
When Gui hits the lines and the corners like that, it is really beautiful.

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:29 PM
Rainer :( why didn't you punish brat's sloppy volley ? :mad:
DF. :) Deuce.
Adv. brat.
Good pass. :) Deuce.

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 07:30 PM
Indeed TF, the guile of Guille is not to be underestimated...

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:31 PM
Rainer plays like crap :( and then he IS boring :o

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 07:31 PM
5-2 :D good hold :)

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 07:32 PM
Coria's first serve percentage is very low for him, only 57, he's usually at around 75 or 80. Doesn't exactly matter at the moment though.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 07:35 PM
woohoo I'm back and the tennis is still going!

I was just outside walking around - it is BRUTAL. Mad props to these guys for hustling so well in the weather.

star, your DSM-IV comment ..... LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:35 PM
SP :mad:
Wasted :)
Adv. Rainer.
Deuce. :(

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:36 PM
5-3 :)

star
11-11-2003, 07:37 PM
Silly me for having a worry that the weather might be cold and rainy. :)

star
11-11-2003, 07:38 PM
noooooooooooooooooooooooooo

0-30

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:38 PM
0-30 :D Linesmen and ballkids, watch out ! ;)

star
11-11-2003, 07:39 PM
ohmygod. This is awful.

:puts GoDom on ignore:

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 07:39 PM
idiot broke to love :mad:
5-4*

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:39 PM
That service game :rolls:

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 07:40 PM
That was a very quick game. Quicker even than Federer's break-back v Agassi last night.

One hold, one break, one hold, please!

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:41 PM
What did star just say ? I have him on ignore.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 07:41 PM
Silly me for having a worry that the weather might be cold and rainy. :)

lol 'tis very possible.... but not today. Feels more like August/September than November.

star
11-11-2003, 07:41 PM
That was a disaster.

Now Break!!!!!!

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 07:43 PM
ok I agree with Mary for once.... this IS a crazy match.

star
11-11-2003, 07:43 PM
:banana:

Two Set Points

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 07:44 PM
pffffffff another set pt wasted

yes 6-4 :woohoo: :D :D

star
11-11-2003, 07:44 PM
:aparty:

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:44 PM
15-40 after DF and bad backhand :mad:
30-40 slice fools brat :)
Noooo :fiery:

Tennis Fool
11-11-2003, 07:44 PM
Can I get the breakdown please? Thanks.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 07:44 PM
wahooooo another set of tennis!

star
11-11-2003, 07:45 PM
Ok. Something important. Mary's hair!!!

Now I know why she always wore bangs.

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 07:45 PM
Why did I get the feeling that Coria, a la Nalbandian, finds it easier to break serve to win a set rather than hold his own serve?

TennisLurker
11-11-2003, 07:45 PM
Coria wins the second set

star
11-11-2003, 07:46 PM
Can I get the breakdown please? Thanks.


You don't have the scoreboard?

I guess you mean the stats, right?

star
11-11-2003, 07:47 PM
Blisters.

Rainer goes off the court. I hope he finds some AC

Tennis Fool
11-11-2003, 07:48 PM
Star: I have the Eurosport board, but it doesn't break down the points.

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 07:49 PM
Coria getting treatment for Cramp :mad:

Molina had to tell Doug Spreen that
Coria speaks very little English

Tennis Fool
11-11-2003, 07:49 PM
I mean, how did Bill win the last game, or Rain lose it?

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 07:51 PM
wow Coria has really skinny legs LOL

TennisLurker
11-11-2003, 07:52 PM
Coria has blisters, If Coria now bagels Schuettler in the third set, Would Schuettler hit Coria in the locker room?

Tennis Fool
11-11-2003, 07:53 PM
Lurk: Why would he do that?

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 07:54 PM
Coria has blisters, If Coria now bagels Schuettler in the third set, Would Schuettler hit Coria in the locker room?

:confused: huh?? :confused:

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 07:55 PM
Pretty bad match. :o So many errors. Probably because of the conditions (heat and wind).

BP Rainer :)
Yes :D

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 07:55 PM
damn 0-1* in 3rd
break back Guille

Layla
11-11-2003, 07:56 PM
LOL, what a weird match! :lol: Pretty crap to be honest. :o Come on Rainer, wake up and play your game! Can't believe we're into the third set.

star
11-11-2003, 08:00 PM
Star: I have the Eurosport board, but it doesn't break down the points.

I tried to copy them here, but couldn't do it. I'm too lazy to type them.


:sad: This is not a good beginning.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 08:00 PM
that's so nice of them to stay with the tennis instead of putting on streetball :rolleyes:

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 08:01 PM
Rainer's shot right on the line ;)

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 08:02 PM
From 15-30 he holds, finish him Rainer!

star
11-11-2003, 08:03 PM
Oh, Tennis Fool, I see you are looking for some detail on the games. I'll try to oblige.

My! Schuettler can run like a bunny.

star
11-11-2003, 08:03 PM
Coria is not moving his feet as he should.

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 08:03 PM
Coria has blisters, If Coria now bagels Schuettler in the third set, Would Schuettler hit Coria in the locker room?


never seen anyone with blisters get a calf-rub for 3 mins before :confused: :confused:

Tennis Fool
11-11-2003, 08:04 PM
:lol: Star

star
11-11-2003, 08:04 PM
Double.

star
11-11-2003, 08:06 PM
Coria at the net. Rainer racing madly to get everything, but Coria wins the point.

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 08:06 PM
2 good serves to save BP's. :(

Deuce again.

star
11-11-2003, 08:06 PM
Coria hits over the baseline somewhat needlessly

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 08:06 PM
Schuettler wasted an excellent chance for a bagel himself, 15-40 to deuce... Coria with 7 double faults to 2 aces. Schuettler's not too hot in that department either.

star
11-11-2003, 08:07 PM
whooo.

Coria starts whipping the ball with the forehand and then hits a artful drop shot.

star
11-11-2003, 08:08 PM
Coria hits the good return into the net.

Beautiful lob! Coria jumps but can't get it.

star
11-11-2003, 08:08 PM
lovely backhand into the corner. Rainer hits out.

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 08:09 PM
Come on, fourth chance - get it!

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 08:09 PM
...or don't.

star
11-11-2003, 08:10 PM
Good serve that Rainer returns into the net.

Second serve now. Rainer made a ue into the net.

Ace!!!!!!! And Coria holds!!!

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 08:10 PM
Coria saves 4 bp's and holds 1-2 :)

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 08:10 PM
4 BP's saved already. :(
Terrible slice :rolleyes:
2-1. :(

Hurry up Rainer, I want to see Snooker. :bigcry:

Layla
11-11-2003, 08:11 PM
Blah!

J. Corwin
11-11-2003, 08:11 PM
It's a don't

J. Corwin
11-11-2003, 08:12 PM
Now break Gui!

star
11-11-2003, 08:13 PM
Great passing shot from Gui as Rainer closes to the net.

0-15

star
11-11-2003, 08:13 PM
Gui misses the line. 15 all

star
11-11-2003, 08:14 PM
I think Gui is looking to end points quickly now. He was going for too much on that forehand. 30-15

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 08:15 PM
Great point :banana:

star
11-11-2003, 08:15 PM
I do approve of Rainer's dressing style. No baggy clothes for him.

Layla
11-11-2003, 08:15 PM
Finally a spectacular point! :bounce:

Woohoo Rainer, that was glorious!

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 08:17 PM
Aaarghh, he keeps wasting chances on Coria's serve!

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 08:19 PM
Rainer too passive :rolleyes: 30-30

Deuce.

Deuce again. Make him run, Rainer. :mad:

Layla
11-11-2003, 08:19 PM
I do approve of Rainer's dressing style. No baggy clothes for him.

Baggy clothes? That would be a crime. ;)

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 08:20 PM
pffffffff 1-4 :mad:

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 08:20 PM
Rainer breaks :D *4-1

But I admit that it's partly due to Coria making tons of errors :o

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 08:21 PM
At last, double break secured! Time to finish the job!

Layla
11-11-2003, 08:21 PM
Yes, another break! :D Now we're talking.

Layla
11-11-2003, 08:26 PM
Even with the double break, I'm not at all certain about the outcome of the match.

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 08:27 PM
still hope :D
re break 2-4

J. Corwin
11-11-2003, 08:27 PM
And Willy breaks back. :)

Layla
11-11-2003, 08:27 PM
And here we go. Rainer is broken back. *sigh*

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 08:27 PM
:rolleyes: Work on your slice Rainer !!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 08:29 PM
someone should tesy Shittler for THG

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 08:30 PM
Coria stops playing although ball was way in :lol:

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 08:30 PM
Coria you plonker :mad:
leaves ball alone and its well inside

star
11-11-2003, 08:30 PM
And now Coria is fighting off a break

star
11-11-2003, 08:30 PM
And he doesn't. :fiery:

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 08:31 PM
German commentator say Coria deserves a warning for what he just said :o

5-2 :D

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 08:31 PM
what did Coria say? and obviously the German commentator would say that lol

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 08:31 PM
5-2 it is, now don't let him back in again! Sounds as though Coria is having a bad day similar to the one against Verkerk in the RG semi, but credit to Schuettler.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 08:34 PM
this match isn't over quite yet lol

star
11-11-2003, 08:34 PM
What was that shot????

Wow. Such a sharp angle

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 08:34 PM
0-30 - why oh why must this match be won against serve, rather than on serve?

star
11-11-2003, 08:34 PM
Gui kills two babies.

star
11-11-2003, 08:35 PM
And another one.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 08:35 PM
yea I take that back. nice job from 0-40 to deuce :rolleyes:

star
11-11-2003, 08:36 PM
Match Point. :sad:

KarstenBraasch#1
11-11-2003, 08:36 PM
From 0-40 to deuce :)
MP :D
Yeah !!! :bounce: :banana: :D

Pathetic performance Coria :lol:

And now Snooker :drool:

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 08:37 PM
Coria keeps his pathetic record after losing 1st set

4-14 now :rolleyes:

oh great ......... we have a Mr Nobody winning a match in the TM Cup as well :o

star
11-11-2003, 08:37 PM
lol... Gui hit it as hard as he could but it was a bit of a mishit.

Well done from Rainer!

And there's a shot of the sky. Beautiful blue with fluffy clouds. :)

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 08:37 PM
Five points in a row from 0-40!! :D :)

Oh sure, Schuettler'll get the wooden spoon in this group... time to crush Moya once again, make it 3-0 in 2003 v Roddick, and finish top of the group!

Layla
11-11-2003, 08:38 PM
Yes! :bounce: Now I can hit the shower. This was a looooooong match in so many ways.

Congrats Rainer for getting through this.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 08:38 PM
yea, star. it ain't that nice here, they must have a good color filter on their camera ;)

star
11-11-2003, 08:38 PM
Coria keeps his pathetic record after losing 1st set

4-14 now :rolleyes:

oh great ......... we have a Mr Nobody winning a match in the TM Cup as well :o


I think Coria would qualify as a Mr. Nobody too. ;)

snoop
11-11-2003, 08:40 PM
Rainer :woohoo:

star
11-11-2003, 08:40 PM
yea, star. it ain't that nice here, they must have a good color filter on their camera ;)

It's a little further west. It could be bluer there. :)

Do you have that pale sky with wispy clouds? Or is it the white sky. That's my least favorite.

The sky cleared here after two days of cloudy weather. The snowline has crept down to about 7500 feet. The mountains look pretty.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 08:42 PM
eh it's really not that bad... the clouds go in and out, I guess if they caught it at a good moment it'd look nice on tv :)

J. Corwin
11-11-2003, 08:43 PM
coria flaked out in the end again. nice win for rainer, capitalizing on those errors. ;)

TennisLurker
11-11-2003, 08:45 PM
The Pistolesi twin won..

Ma. Estefania
11-11-2003, 08:45 PM
Poor Guille :sad:

Damn Rainier :mad:

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 08:53 PM
Schuettler is not the male Pistolesi, LOL. That honour would go to someone like Mantilla or Massu, a real baseline grinder.

TennisLurker
11-11-2003, 08:58 PM
Mantilla has nice strokes at least.

TennisLurker
11-11-2003, 08:59 PM
Massu is a nightmare to watch he represents all that is wrong with tennis.

If I recall correctly Mantilla has a surprisingly good record against Sampras, something like 2-3 with none of the matches being won in straight sets.

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 09:01 PM
So does Pistolesi, they both have a beautiful one-handed backhand. But their matches can be sheer torture for both the opponent and the viewer, depending on who they're playing. I'd take Schuettler's efficiency over Mantilla's elegance anyday. It's Italian for scarf, isn't it? Found that out in Wertheim's mailbag today - perhaps that's why he did so well in front of the Italian crowd in Rome this year.

Sjengster
11-11-2003, 09:04 PM
Massu is a nightmare to watch he represents all that is wrong with tennis.

If I recall correctly Mantilla has a surprisingly good record against Sampras, something like 2-3 with none of the matches being won in straight sets.

Glad we have a Massu consensus, that man can kill variety in a tennis match like no-one else.

Yes, he beat him in Rome last year in the first round, but also beat him at Indian Wells one year, if I recall correctly. He certainly has ability against an attacking player, but that's the key, it's all about match-ups - Schuettler would look a lot more interesting if he was playing against a netrusher and we'd get the contrast in styles, but him and Mantilla against fellow baseliners can produce some dull tennis.

TennisLurker
11-11-2003, 09:16 PM
Do you remember a match at the Us Open, Conchita Martinez vs Amanda Coetzer, it was probably the worst match up in history, Conchita throwing all those slow high balls, and Amanda running around the court retrieving the ball with no problem throwing the ball back to Conchita who would throw a slow high ball again and then Amanda would run and throw the ball back to Conchita...etc etc

star
11-11-2003, 09:18 PM
Rainer is definitely no Pistolesi.

star
11-11-2003, 09:19 PM
Do you remember a match at the Us Open, Conchita Martinez vs Amanda Coetzer, it was probably the worst match up in history, Conchita throwing all those slow high balls, and Amanda running around the court retrieving the ball with no problem throwing the ball back to Conchita who would throw a slow high ball again and then Amanda would run and throw the ball back to Conchita...etc etc


Yeah. It was like tennis death.

But at least Conchita has lots of spins. Pistolesi just does the looping ball over and over and over.

Tricky_Forehand
11-11-2003, 09:40 PM
Well I can't stand "I'm number 4; i can piss anywhere I want" Kiefer either. :)

Am I missing something? :confused:

Tricky_Forehand
11-11-2003, 09:46 PM
First of all, I'm not a Schüttler-fan but he's playing Coria so I root for him.
Second, yes his game can be quite boring. But at least he's not an arrogant ass like Kiefer and (often enough) Haas.

Maybe you have come across both Nicolas and Tommy at a different time in their careers but I have met and talked to both here in LA and nothing about them came across as arrogant. I was actually surprised at how nice and accessible they were.

I'm still trying to figure out how Nicolas's game can be labelled boring :shrug:

Tricky_Forehand
11-11-2003, 09:59 PM
Glad we have a Massu consensus, that man can kill variety in a tennis match like no-one else.

Apparently I'm the only Nicolas Massu fan here and I'm beginning to realize that I am probably in the minority with my choice of favorites. Maybe I'll post my list of top favorites at some point and see if anyone likes who I like...lol.

Tricky_Forehand
11-11-2003, 10:07 PM
Guille and Rainer added 10 years to my life today!! I couldn't root for either one 100% because then I would be rooting against the other :banghead: . I'm glad that it went three sets although it was definitely not the best three sets of Tennis. Guille was frustrating the heck out of me!! He couldn't seem to decide whether to put forth the energy to fight or not. I did forget about him being sick a couple weeks back with that high fever and all.

I didn't want either one of these guys to have an 0-1 at the beginning :sad: . Now I don't know whether to go with Carlos or Junior tonight. I want Carlos to win BUT Rainer has an awesome record against Junior so I would like to see that match. But not really at the expense of Carlos going 0-1. I'm so damn confused!! :confused:

GO RAINER!! GO DAVID!! GO GUILLE!!

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 10:08 PM
it's ok my faves are mostly in the minority here too :) don't sweat it.

Hmmmm so the question is can I stay away from the internet until 10 tonight so I don't find out the score. I was successful last night, but I don't know if I can do it two nights in a row lol

Tricky_Forehand
11-11-2003, 10:12 PM
it's ok my faves are mostly in the minority here too :) don't sweat it.

Hmmmm so the question is can I stay away from the internet until 10 tonight so I don't find out the score. I was successful last night, but I don't know if I can do it two nights in a row lol

More power to you if you can stay away from the scoreboard. I can't and won't :D . Even though I watched Roger vs. Andre on the Internet they still made me nervous watching on TV...lol. I knew the result but, for some reason, the anticipation was still there.

nitsansh
11-11-2003, 10:22 PM
There's a doubles match on court now, if you don't mind...
Llodra/Santoro won 1st set 6-3 against Damm/Suk, but trail 4-5 in the 2nd and serve to stay in the set...
Damm/Suk eliminated from the tournament, since they had to win in straight sets to have any chance of qualifying. If the Frenchmen win this set, they qualify.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 10:24 PM
More power to you if you can stay away from the scoreboard. I can't and won't :D . Even though I watched Roger vs. Andre on the Internet they still made me nervous watching on TV...lol. I knew the result but, for some reason, the anticipation was still there.

LOL well to be fair, last night I Was quite busy. I had two meetings, the latter of which had a group of people in my room working til right about when the match started. I was starting to fall asleep at the end of set 2 and I knew I wouldn't last the whole 3rd set so I did look online at that point before going to sleep to find out who won. Tonight will be harder b/c no meetings, but there are a few shows on tv that I watch so hopefully I'll be able to distract myself with those til 10 :)

nitsansh
11-11-2003, 10:31 PM
L&S missed 3 break points at 5-5... and eventually lost the 11th game...

nitsansh
11-11-2003, 10:34 PM
6-6. The 2nd set goes to tie break.

nitsansh
11-11-2003, 10:45 PM
Anazing TB:
Llodra-Santoro take 6:0 lead, miss 5 MP(!), but eventually win 7:5.
They beat Damm-Suk 6-3 7-6, and qualify to the semis.
The winner of the match between the Bryan twins and Bjorkman-Woodbridge will also qualify.

Tricky_Forehand
11-11-2003, 10:48 PM
I'm really hoping that Jonas & Todd can beat the twins tonight. Mike and Bob are already in the SFs but I think that Jonas and Todd need to win tonight to clinch it. Go Jonas & Todd!!

nitsansh
11-11-2003, 11:01 PM
NO!!

The Bryans are by no means secured in the semis!
If they lose to B&W, they're out!!

nitsansh
11-11-2003, 11:05 PM
See the table:
RED GROUP W-L Sets Games
1 Bryan/Bryan USA/USA 2-0 4-2 37-33
6 Llodra/Santoro FRA/FRA 2-1 5-3 44-42
3 Bjorkman/Woodbridge SWE/AUS 1-1 3-2 28-22
7 Damm/Suk CZE/CZE 0-3 1-6 33-45

If the Bryans lose, there's a 3-way-tie, and the Bryans will be only 3rd!

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2003, 11:10 PM
if Jonas/Todd win by 2 sets to 1
all 3 will have 5-3 record
so it goes down to games

Bryans WILL still get in if they lose something like 6-7 6-0 6-7

nitsansh
11-11-2003, 11:34 PM
if Jonas/Todd win by 2 sets to 1
all 3 will have 5-3 record
so it goes down to games

No. If Bryans lose in 3 sets, their sets record is 5-4, so they don't qualify!

nitsansh
11-11-2003, 11:39 PM
If B&W win in 3 sets, they will be #1 in the group even if the score is 0-6 7-6 7-6, because 42:40 beat 44:42! (percentage 51.22 vs 51.16)

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 11:41 PM
good lord this is so confusing my head hurts :(

nitsansh
11-11-2003, 11:50 PM
It's basically very simple: Whoever wins in the Bryans vs B&W match qualifies in 1st place, whoever lose finish 3rd and goes home.
Llodra & Santoro qualify in 2nd place in any case.

J. Corwin
11-11-2003, 11:51 PM
Ayechiwawa. I'm not even gonna try to understand or look too deepy into this.


As for the upcoming singles match, I'll follow the online scoreboard. I used to always wait for the TV coverage...but I don't think I'll make it til 8pm this time.

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 11:51 PM
ouch.... then GOOOOO BRYANS!

Deboogle!.
11-11-2003, 11:53 PM
As for the upcoming singles match, I'll follow the online scoreboard. I used to always wait for the TV coverage...but I don't think I'll make it til 8pm this time.

LOL well it's your bday you can do whatever you want ;)

I like the challenge of self-control in trying to wait. *about to close the window and step away from the computer*

Good thing there's good tv and my friend is coming over to watch with me :)

TheBoiledEgg
11-12-2003, 12:01 AM
stop the teeny-boppers

Venga Moya !!!!!!!!!!!!

star
11-12-2003, 12:03 AM
No teeny boppers in the draw, TBE.

In fact, aren't the teenies your favorites? Gasquet and Nadal?

TheBoiledEgg
11-12-2003, 12:05 AM
i meant the crowd ;)

they gonna go ape like yesterday
did u see Agassi vs Fed ??

its gonna be 10 times worse
so Carlos has to shut them up

TheBoiledEgg
11-12-2003, 12:07 AM
Carlos serving 1st
wonder which Carlos will turn up

Carlos with the good serve or one with the bad shoulder/pussy serve ??

TheBoiledEgg
11-12-2003, 12:08 AM
1st pt Carlos gets foot faulted :o

TheBoiledEgg
11-12-2003, 12:09 AM
good start
2 Aces :D
and 2 unreturnables :D

1-0

croat123
11-12-2003, 12:13 AM
vamos carlos!!

J. Corwin
11-12-2003, 12:14 AM
C'mon Roddick, break!

J. Corwin
11-12-2003, 12:16 AM
Andy broke Carlos.

TheBoiledEgg
11-12-2003, 12:17 AM
oh great :mad:

Duck broke
Careless Moya, 3 FH errors, not enough 1st serves in :(

1-2*

croat123
11-12-2003, 12:17 AM
carlos :fiery:

croat123
11-12-2003, 12:18 AM
break the duck carlos!!!!

star
11-12-2003, 12:18 AM
i meant the crowd ;)

they gonna go ape like yesterday
did u see Agassi vs Fed ??

its gonna be 10 times worse
so Carlos has to shut them up


I blame this on Matress Mac. He is in love with the Net Heads and he gives them complimentary tickets. They chant like crazy and are very annoying. They aren't teenagers though.

croat123
11-12-2003, 12:19 AM
god damn it carlos :mad:

1-3

croat123
11-12-2003, 12:22 AM
ue again (net heads cheering :o ) 0-15
missed first serve...
nice winner 15-15
ace 30-15 we need to get more hispanic people there :mad:
:) 40-15

2-3* now break him! :fiery:

croat123
11-12-2003, 12:26 AM
get the duck into net moya (and take off his head), he couldn't hit a volley if his life depended on it

and get the bh over the net

2-4 :mad:

star
11-12-2003, 12:26 AM
I'm sure that Hispanic people living in Houston would be cheering for Andy. Most of them are Americans. :)

Maybe there are some Spanish people who will be cheering for Moya.

Yeah. I don't think that the tournament should be like a Davis Cup tie, but then the Portugese were cheering like mad for Guga in Lisbon, and I didn't mind that one bit. :)

star
11-12-2003, 12:28 AM
Go Duck Go

Double break point!!!! Wooo Hoooo

star
11-12-2003, 12:28 AM
Serving for the set now.

croat123
11-12-2003, 12:29 AM
another stupid ue 0-15
15-15 moya has to mix up the ball and constantly hit it to duckman's bh
15-30 :mad:
15-40 what an awful fh error :fiery:
omg :o moya playing like crap

2-5* :o

andale carlos! no puedo aguantar mas este "castigo" llamado roddick

J. Corwin
11-12-2003, 12:30 AM
c'mon Andy...wrap up the first set quickly

TheBoiledEgg
11-12-2003, 12:30 AM
Carlos playing "pussy" tennis :fiery:

croat123
11-12-2003, 12:30 AM
I'm sure that Hispanic people living in Houston would be cheering for Andy. Most of them are Americans. :)

Maybe there are some Spanish people who will be cheering for Moya.

Yeah. I don't think that the tournament should be like a Davis Cup tie, but then the Portugese were cheering like mad for Guga in Lisbon, and I didn't mind that one bit. :)
number of tournaments in portuguese speaking countries: 2 (3 the year there was the tms in lisbon)

number of tournaments in the us alone: about 25

croat123
11-12-2003, 12:31 AM
3 lets in a row :o

star
11-12-2003, 12:31 AM
Maybe Carlos is doing the best he can against the pitifull duck? :)

croat123
11-12-2003, 12:32 AM
what an error :o

hit it away from him carlos

god damn it :fiery:

Aurora
11-12-2003, 12:33 AM
23 f***ing minutes!

star
11-12-2003, 12:33 AM
http://www.archerysociety.org/duck3.jpg

croat123
11-12-2003, 12:33 AM
Maybe Carlos is doing the best he can against the pitifull duck? :)
or maybe he is just playing another one of those matches where he can't hit a ball in the court

TheBoiledEgg
11-12-2003, 12:35 AM
Carlos serves good on one side and like a girl on other side

star
11-12-2003, 12:35 AM
I don't know. I'm not watching. :)

Aurora
11-12-2003, 12:36 AM
The Eurosport commentators are raving about the brilliance of the spectaculor play of Roddick. Any opinions of those who have visuals?

star
11-12-2003, 12:36 AM
Go Andy!!

http://www.junglewalk.com/APics/201/OS18009.jpg