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The ~*Strawberries are sweet- but David's sweeter!*~ Wimbledon Cheering Thread

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Sue
06-22-2006, 09:44 AM
Its nearly time for David to start the Slam-on-Grass.
VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue
06-22-2006, 09:47 AM
David is seeded 24 for the Championships.....the draw takes place tomorrow morning at 10.30 am. Lets hope for a kind draw for David!

FerrersLinda
06-22-2006, 02:19 PM
Yeah, Wimbledon is almost here! Love the title of this thread..... so true. :yeah:

:bounce: VAMOS DAVID, go kick some butt. :bounce:

*Ljubica*
06-22-2006, 03:25 PM
Good Luck David :) Be careful on that nasty, slippery grass and be sure you're fit and well for Stuttgart :)

alisia
06-23-2006, 11:24 AM
David has drawn Stadler of Germany. I think they said he could meet GGL in the second round but the commentators kept talking over the draw. They got very excited when Federer was drawn against Gasquet.

*Ljubica*
06-23-2006, 11:28 AM
David has drawn Stadler of Germany. I think they said he could meet GGL in the second round but the commentators kept talking over the draw. They got very excited when Federer was drawn against Gasquet.
Who is Stadler :confused: Sounds like a far outside court match to me. Mind you - so does GGL - maybe I should swallow my Wimbledon hatred and go to the GGL match so I can re-create the match at RG when I was sitting with Javi :angel:

FerrersLinda
06-23-2006, 02:30 PM
Simon Stadler is a 23 year old German player who has only played some Challengers and a lot of Futures. He's a lefty and ranked 262. All of this information curtsy of ........ my knowledge of everything tennis...... I mean ATPtennis.com. ;)

Seeing that David is not a big grassplayer, I'm not gonna take this to serious for him. Therefor the draw is pretty interesting. A possible 2nd round against GGL(btw, I would go and relive that golden moment, Rosie :lol: ) and 3rd round against Gonzalez or Marat. If David makes it to the 3rd round that might be my first chance to see him play since round 1 and 2 surely will be played on court 1250. :ras:

sonia
06-23-2006, 02:36 PM
¡Vamos David! :bigclap:

*Ljubica*
06-23-2006, 03:03 PM
Simon Stadler is a 23 year old German player who has only played some Challengers and a lot of Futures. He's a lefty and ranked 262. All of this information curtsy of ........ my knowledge of everything tennis...... I mean ATPtennis.com. ;)

Seeing that David is not a big grassplayer, I'm not gonna take this to serious for him. Therefor the draw is pretty interesting. A possible 2nd round against GGL(btw, I would go and relive that golden moment, Rosie :lol: ) and 3rd round against Gonzalez or Marat. If David makes it to the 3rd round that might be my first chance to see him play since round 1 and 2 surely will be played on court 1250. :ras:
Thanks for the information. And don't be so modest - I know you are a never ending fountain of knowledge :) Sadly, reliving my GGL moment is completely out of the question, because David is in the bottom half of the draw, which means he plays Tuesday and Thursday, and Thursday is the one day I really can't go, because I have a fairly long Hospital appointment on Thursday morning that I can't rearrange :sad: So it looks like I pray for enough rain for him to be delayed til Friday, or try and blag a ticket off someone for Tuesday. Sorry - Wimbledon lovers - but I do hate the place so much there is NO WAY I'm going unless someone gives me a free ticket or a pass :p All that queueing and stuff, and jostling with drunken, idiots on Henman Hill is just gross :bolt: So - if you're reading this Javi - a free ticket would be nice for Tuesday or you'll just have to wait to see me til Stuttgart :angel:

*Ljubica*
06-23-2006, 03:21 PM
David will also play doubles - which may be a better option for me to see him. Just wander down one evening later in the week and get him and the beautiful Tommy together in one place at the same time :inlove: Doubles at Wimbledon are always on obscure, cosy little outside courts too - so my favourite coach won't be able to avoid me! They won't win their 1st round match with big-serving doubles' specialist Arthurs - so it will be a one and only chance!!!


Wayne Arthurs AUS
Justin Gimelstob USA
v.
David Ferrer ESP
Tommy Robredo

FerrersLinda
06-23-2006, 04:26 PM
Can't see how you can not go and cheer those lovely boys on. As for Javi, I would think he is expecting you to be there. ;)
Wouldn't it be great if Javier would send us a PM with details of where to pick up our free-tickets for Wimby and a plane-ticket for me. We could watch David's match and all go out for dinner....... :zzz:

*Ljubica*
06-23-2006, 04:55 PM
Can't see how you can not go and cheer those lovely boys on. As for Javi, I would think he is expecting you to be there. ;)
Wouldn't it be great if Javier would send us a PM with details of where to pick up our free-tickets for Wimby and a plane-ticket for me. We could watch David's match and all go out for dinner....... :zzz:
Well I know where in Wimbledon you can pick them up from - just don't know whether there will be any left there for us :sad: Mind you - if Javi only knew he was going to get a bevy of beautiful admirers having dinner with him - I'm sure he would be leaving those passes and buying that plane ticket straightaway!

LaTenista
06-23-2006, 05:00 PM
Maybe I'm being overly optimistic but I really like David's singles draw. I think he could get to the 4th round if Gonzo or Safin is having one of their days so to speak. :p

Vamos David! Puedes hacerlo. :bounce: Buena suerte en Londres.

FerrersLinda
06-23-2006, 05:00 PM
Well I know where in Wimbledon you can pick them up from - just don't know whether there will be any left there for us :sad: Mind you - if Javi only knew he was going to get a bevy of beautiful admirers having dinner with him - I'm sure he would be leaving those passes and buying that plane ticket straightaway!

:bounce: PM me Javier!

*Ljubica*
06-23-2006, 05:06 PM
:bounce: PM me Javier!
:haha: I was going to say I promise I will pass on your message to him when he wakes up :o :devil: - but then I thought better of it in case someone might read it and believe - you know how rumours start :o You know Linda - I wish we had met in RG - it would have been fun I'm sure :devil:

FerrersLinda
06-23-2006, 05:37 PM
:haha: I was going to say I promise I will pass on your message to him when he wakes up :o :devil: - but then I thought better of it in case someone might read it and believe - you know how rumours start :o You know Linda - I wish we had met in RG - it would have been fun I'm sure :devil:

You mean, it's not true? Pfew. :D :haha:

I know, I was kinda disappointed when Elea told me you had seen each other at David's practice and were calling Isa and me. It could have been so much fun. Maybe better for Javier's concentration tho that we didn't meet up. :devil:

While I was mopping my floor just now :mad: I was thinking that since you and me are both unemployed(as you can tell by the amount of time I spend behind my computer on MTF) at the moment, there should be a way to put all our ....ehum... talents and knowledge to good use. Any ideas? :confused:

*Ljubica*
06-23-2006, 06:21 PM
You mean, it's not true? Pfew. :D :haha:

I know, I was kinda disappointed when Elea told me you had seen each other at David's practice and were calling Isa and me. It could have been so much fun. Maybe better for Javier's concentration tho that we didn't meet up. :devil:

While I was mopping my floor just now :mad: I was thinking that since you and me are both unemployed(as you can tell by the amount of time I spend behind my computer on MTF) at the moment, there should be a way to put all our ....ehum... talents and knowledge to good use. Any ideas? :confused:
:haha: Now that is a scary thought!!! I am actually only unemployed for the next 6 weeks or so (took severance from my last job at the end of April and taking the Summer off before I find another one) - but I'm sure a lot of damage could be done in 6 weeks! What did you have in mind!!!! Perhaps we ought to discuss it in the Chat Thread though - don't want to wreck this one even more than it has already been wrecked!!!

Mopping the floor is an even more scary thought of course :devil:

FerrersLinda
06-23-2006, 06:39 PM
:haha: Now that is a scary thought!!! I am actually only unemployed for the next 6 weeks or so (took severance from my last job at the end of April and taking the Summer off before I find another one) - but I'm sure a lot of damage could be done in 6 weeks! What did you have in mind!!!! Perhaps we ought to discuss it in the Chat Thread though - don't want to wreck this one even more than it has already been wrecked!!!

Mopping the floor is an even more scary thought of course :devil:

Maybe we could be so sucesfull in 6 weeks (or do so much damage) you won't have to go look for another job. :cool:

And yes mopping the floor is very scary, but needs to be done sometimes unfortunately, I have a talent for putting it of though. :devil:

Heading over to the chatthread so as not to ruin another perfectly wonderful David thread with our :topic: babbling.

*Ljubica*
06-23-2006, 06:42 PM
Maybe we could be so sucesfull in 6 weeks (or do so much damage) you won't have to go look for another job. :cool:

And yes mopping the floor is very scary, but needs to be done sometimes unfortunately, I have a talent for putting it of though. :devil:

Heading over to the chatthread so as not to ruin another perfectly wonderful David thread with our :topic: babbling.
OK :bolt:

Sue
06-23-2006, 09:43 PM
Can't see how you can not go and cheer those lovely boys on. As for Javi, I would think he is expecting you to be there. ;)
Wouldn't it be great if Javier would send us a PM with details of where to pick up our free-tickets for Wimby and a plane-ticket for me. We could watch David's match and all go out for dinner....... :zzz:

Well, looks like I'll have a LOT of cheering and .....ahem......*chatting* to do on behalf of all of you ladies who can't be there.....I'll give a full report when ( if ?) I get back ;-))))))))))

*Ljubica*
06-26-2006, 08:32 PM
Tomorrow's OOP:

Court 9 12.00 noon
1. Gentlemen's Singles
Roko Karanusic (CRO) vs Rainer Schuettler (GER)
2. Ladies' Singles
Jie Zheng (CHN) vs Iveta Benesova (CZE)
3. Ladies' Singles T/F 5-4
Aiko Nakamura (JPN) vs Ekaterina Bychkova (RUS)
4. Gentlemen's Singles
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE) vs Robert Kendrick (USA)
5. Gentlemen's Singles
David Ferrer (ESP)[23] vs Simon Stadler (GER)

My own view of this - with the forecast showers tomorrow - I think it will be impossible for this match to finish - if it even starts :rolleyes: Poor David :sad:

FerrersLinda
06-27-2006, 02:16 PM
Hola all. :wavey:
It's very quite here today so I take it everybody's watching Wimbledon. Rosie, I trust you have decided to go check on Javier. Good girl. :worship:

Looks like things are going smoothly today at Wimby, so hopefully David can get to play his match. Go David!(i'm keeping my fingers crossed you won't have to play during Spain/France)

My forecast for today: both David and Spain will win. :aparty: Oh and no rain. ;)

RogiFan88
06-27-2006, 04:58 PM
Vamos, David!!

Sue, hope you get to see David play on grass, s be interesante, no? ;)

alisia
06-27-2006, 07:51 PM
OK I'm confused now Vik v Mayer has suddenly appeared on the schedule for court 9 listed behind Ferrer v Stadler but it is being played first. Do you think he has defaulted just so he can watch the football or begged to the committee to play tomorrow?

Eléa
06-27-2006, 07:59 PM
That's possible! :lol: so i guess David and me are doing the same thing at the moment, praying for our team... we're opponents tonight, Sorry David :p

*Ljubica*
06-27-2006, 08:36 PM
:confused: I also wondered. I can only assume her made a big fuss about having to start so late and asked for an early start tomorrow instead. I know things can be changed - but usually only if the players/coaches make a enormous noise about it :devil: Anyway - we should know soon enough - and I should be there tomorrow :) As soon as I see a full OOP I will finally make my mind up.

LaTenista
06-27-2006, 08:40 PM
I'm quite sure Javi & David are watching the footy in the Player's Lounge at Wimbledon if they haven't been "released" from playing tonight....

*Ljubica*
06-27-2006, 09:09 PM
I'm quite sure Javi & David are watching the footy in the Player's Lounge at Wimbledon if they haven't been "released" from playing tonight....
They won't play tonight now - it's far too dark and all the courts are covered.

alisia
06-27-2006, 09:42 PM
Well the good news is he has not defaulted to watch the football shame it looks like his team is going to lose


Court 5 12.00 noon Start

1 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Lisa Raymond (USA) vs Yaroslava Shvedova (RUS)


2 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
David Ferrer (ESP)[23] vs Simon Stadler (GER)


3 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Ana Ivanovic (SCG)[19] vs Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI)


4 Gentlemen's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs Tomas Berdych (CZE)[13]

Enjoy yourself with Javi tomorrow Rosie ;) & of course cheer for David

*Ljubica*
06-27-2006, 09:47 PM
Well the good news he has not defaulted to watch the football shame it looks like his team is going to lose


Court 5 12.00 noon Start

1 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Lisa Raymond (USA) vs Yaroslava Shvedova (RUS)


2 Gentlemen's Singles - 1st Rnd.
David Ferrer (ESP)[23] vs Simon Stadler (GER)


3 Ladies' Singles - 1st Rnd.
Ana Ivanovic (SCG)[19] vs Emmanuelle Gagliardi (SUI)


4 Gentlemen's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Fabrice Santoro (FRA) vs Tomas Berdych (CZE)[13]

Enjoy yourself with Javi tomorrow Rosie ;) & of course cheer for David
Thanks alisia :hug: I'm off to have a bath and go to bed now because I have to be up quite early in the morning. I promise I'll cheer for David for everyone - and Linda and Isa - I promise I'll be gentle with Javi :) He will need lots of comfort after the football - and I know just the woman to provide it ;)

alisia
06-27-2006, 10:39 PM
Rosie he will need an awful lot of consoling, Spain got stuffed by France, they shouldn't have, sorry Elea.

LaTenista
06-27-2006, 11:41 PM
:crying2: I watched almost the entire match. But I fear David's the one who's going to need the comforting if he was yelling and breaking things while watching it. :awww:

sonia
06-28-2006, 10:56 AM
:crying2: I watched almost the entire match. But I fear David's the one who's going to need the comforting if he was yelling and breaking things while watching it. :awww:


:hug:


I wish better luck to David!!! :yeah: ¡Vamos David! :bigclap:

Sue
06-28-2006, 11:42 AM
Hi everyone! Just back from Wimbledon and am in the middle of uploading all my photos.....will post pics and a small report later.Could NOT believe that they cancelled Davids match late in the evening when I'd waited all day to watch him play- its a good job I saw him practice.......otherwise I'd have MURDERED someone!!

VAMOS DAVID for today!!!

Eléa
06-28-2006, 12:37 PM
Hi everyone! Just back from Wimbledon and am in the middle of uploading all my photos.....will post pics and a small report later.Could NOT believe that they cancelled Davids match late in the evening when I'd waited all day to watch him play- its a good job I saw him practice.......otherwise I'd have MURDERED someone!!

VAMOS DAVID for today!!!
I was so sorry for you amiga:hug: fortunately you could see him training :D I can't wait to see your pics!!!!
I will follow David on the livescore once again.. at work... :o Vamoooos David!

FerrersLinda
06-28-2006, 02:19 PM
Hi guys :wavey:

Elea, glad to have you back.

Rosie, hope you're having a good time at Wimby. Be gentle on poor Javi. ;)

Sue, I'm so sorry you didn't get to see David play. But at least you got to see him practice. Did you manage to lure any players in your tent with a Pimms? :D

Seems like David is storming through his first round match. :yeah: I'm watching the scoreboard, ofcourse, since court 5 is not a televised one. :mad: My other eye is on the tv, where Clement-Nalbandian is about to start. And in 45 minutes I have a tennisclass, today not feeling it, rather stay home and watch to nice guys play tennis. :cool:

LaTenista
06-28-2006, 03:18 PM
:woohoo: 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 win over Stadler!

Sue
06-28-2006, 03:23 PM
YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VAMOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eléa
06-28-2006, 03:28 PM
Congrats David :bigclap: and my Gaston won too! very good day for my chicos :D :worship:

Sue
06-28-2006, 03:47 PM
YAY!!!! for your Gaston too! Yes a very good day...now if only Feli can win too.....

FerrersLinda
06-28-2006, 05:03 PM
:woohoo: Well done David!
And :bounce: for Gaston too.

Poor Feli though. :sad: What a great match. :hatoff: for him.

alisia
06-28-2006, 05:04 PM
Good wins for David & Gaston shame Feli couldn't beat Lubby Lou

RogiFan88
06-28-2006, 07:42 PM
YAY, David won today!!

sonia
06-28-2006, 08:58 PM
Well done David!! :bigclap:

alisia
06-28-2006, 10:18 PM
Court 4 12.00 noon Start

1 Ladies' Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Rebecca Llewellyn (GBR)/Karen Paterson (GBR) vs Cara Black (ZIM)[2]/
Rennae Stubbs (AUS)[2]


2 Gentlemen's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Novak Djokovic (SCG) vs Tommy Robredo (ESP)[11] T/F 7-6(5)


3 Gentlemen's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Christophe Rochus (BEL)/Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) vs Joshua Goodall GBR)/
Ross Hutchins (GBR)


4 Gentlemen's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
David Ferrer (ESP)[23] vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

Sue
06-28-2006, 10:28 PM
Thanks alisia. Vamos David!!!!!!!!!

*Ljubica*
06-29-2006, 10:12 AM
Hola guys :wavey: I'm back, having survived the hell that is Wimbledon :devil: Sorry Sue - but every trip I make there seems to make me loathe it more :devil: - the crowds, the expense of everything, the queues for everything, and those nasty, narrow, walkways between the outside courts that aggravate my mild form of claustrophobia -I really hate being on them :unsure: There are not many people who can persuade me to set foot through the gates there!

Anyway - our David won - which is all that matters at the end of the day -though I would be lying to say that it was a good match. In fact I almost fell asleep in the 2nd set :o Can you imagine the embarrassment - falling asleep in a David match and so close to the beautiful Javier (ooops - :o - I digress) - that he couldn't fail to notice. Actually - he thought it was funny :p and I think he wanted to sleep too :zzz: but coaches aren't allowed to do that when they're meant to be working.

To be fair on David - he played very well in the first set - his passing shots were excellent, he was hitting the lines on both sides, and although his serve was a little wayward on occasions :rolleyes: his movement was making up for it, and Stadler did not have an answer to him.

In fact - that - I think - was the problem with the match.....Stadler seems like a nice lad and was very well behaved - but he was just not good enough to give David a close match - and, as often happens in such circumstances - he was kind of dragging David down to his level instead of the other way round. In the second set, David lost focus and concentration, which often happens when someone has won a first set so easily. He was moaning and whingeing and glaring at poor sweet Javi (who has a lot more patience with his behaviour than I would!) - and if Stadler had been a better player he would almost certainly have won the 2nd set. Luckily he didn't, and David upped his level just enough to win the 3rd set.

So - all in all - can't deny it - this was not a match I particularly enjoyed (maybe it's psychological with me - I HATE grass and Wimbledon, therefore I have a natural resistance to enjoying anything there!) - but - of course- there was one person that made my day - in fact probably my year :o and made my life complete :inlove: despite the horrors of SW19! Yes guys -I am still in love (or is it lust?) with Javier - and - yes I'm pretty sure he knows it and quite enoys the attention :haha:

OK - I am off to a Hospital appointment now - catch you all later - and Vamos David tonight.

Carlita
06-29-2006, 10:43 AM
omg Rosie!! :eek: you actually went to see grass tennis on purpose??? :lol:

Did you see anything of that :scared: Verdasco match??? I'm still shaking here!!

Glad to hear you at least enjoyed Javier ;)

good luck at the hospital :hug:

Eléa
06-29-2006, 12:22 PM
Rosie, you're crazy :haha: that's why we loooooooove you :p
I can't wait to be in Stuttgart with you.. and Javier! i'm sure i will have some good laughs! :lol:

Thank you for the report, i think i would have fallen asleep too! i'm only able to stay awake for Lleyton on grass :o
Hope you're appointement at the hospital will be okay :hug:

alisia
06-29-2006, 12:37 PM
At least you had Javi for company Rosie, David does come over sometimes as being a bit of a petulant child but that is part of the fun of watching him. Hope everything goes ok at the hospital.

*Ljubica*
06-29-2006, 12:42 PM
omg Rosie!! :eek: you actually went to see grass tennis on purpose??? :lol:

Did you see anything of that :scared: Verdasco match??? I'm still shaking here!!

Glad to hear you at least enjoyed Javier ;)

good luck at the hospital :hug:
No - sorry Sjoukje. The Verdasco match clashed wth Agustin - and I had to go and see him lose didn't I :sad: Plus then there was the first set of Robredo (before it go to dark). So - sorry - poor Fer :hug: I was not there for him.

As for choosing to watch tennis on grass - let's just say someone gave me a free ticket so I didn't have to queue (and I got free strawberries and champagne thrown in :p ), and it was a good chance to be (very) close to Javier :haha: When I have recovered from the stress of being so near the horrid, slimy green stuff, and if someone gives me another freebie - I may go once more to see Ferrer/Robredo.

And I am looking forward to Stuttgart too Eléa :) When are you getting there and how long are you staying? As for being crazy - guess it comes naturally to me :angel:

*Ljubica*
06-29-2006, 12:45 PM
At least you had Javi for company Rosie, David does come over sometimes as being a bit of a petulant child but that is part of the fun of watching him. Hope everything goes ok at the hospital.
Most men are petulant children - not just David :devil: He is quite sweet with it though - not annoying like Puke Boy Murray!

And - yes - thanks alisia and everyone - hospital was fine :) It was just a follow up to my last surgery - so nothing too scary after what I've been through this year so far - thanks for caring :hug:

Eléa
06-29-2006, 12:57 PM
And I am looking forward to Stuttgart too Eléa :) When are you getting there and how long are you staying? As for being crazy - guess it comes naturally to me :angel: i will arrive on the first sunday in the morning/early afternoon so i guess i will go to the quallies a bit... and i'll leave on the next sunday but i will miss the final as i will be on the road to Kitz...

Sommarsverige
06-29-2006, 01:05 PM
i will arrive on the first sunday in the morning/early afternoon so i guess i will go to the quallies a bit... and i'll leave on the next sunday but i will miss the final as i will be on the road to Kitz...

:wavey:

So you definitely won´t be in Stuttgart even when Gaston is in the final?
Maria and I will to 100% go to Kitz now, but she is thinking of a possibility to go to the final in Stuttgart and to be in Kitz for party in the evening ;)

Btw, sorry I did not have time to answer back on msn lately :( Let´s chat soon again :)

Eléa
06-29-2006, 01:10 PM
So you definitely won´t be in Stuttgart even when Gaston is in the final?
hum... i don't know yet.. i guess i will try to stay if Gaston is in the final.. i'm not convinced he will be...but i'll be in Kitz in the evening for partying with you and Maria :devil:

*Ljubica*
06-29-2006, 01:42 PM
i will arrive on the first sunday in the morning/early afternoon so i guess i will go to the quallies a bit... and i'll leave on the next sunday but i will miss the final as i will be on the road to Kitz...
Guess I'll see you on Sunday then as I get there late Saturday night:)

Sue
06-29-2006, 01:43 PM
Well Ros, Javi made your year AND mine...in just a couple of days.....he's a very busy man!! LOL.

FerrersLinda
06-29-2006, 02:22 PM
:wavey: Hi everybody.

Rosie sounds like you had a horrible day at Wimbledon, all that grass and lovely coaches. :lol: I know David can sometimes become "David the terrible", but like Ali says, that's all part of the fun of watching him play. Although sometimes it annoys me and I can't figure out why he doesn't stop whining and just plays. Boy thing, I guess. :shrug:
Glad everything was ok at the hospital today btw.

Oh and VAMOS DAVID for today's match. Hopefully I'll get to see some of it but it being David ..... If then at least they'll show me Saf/Gonzo.

*Ljubica*
06-29-2006, 02:28 PM
:wavey: Hi everybody.

Rosie sounds like you had a horrible day at Wimbledon, all that grass and lovely coaches. :lol: I know David can sometimes become "David the terrible", but like Ali says, that's all part of the fun of watching him play. Although sometimes it annoys me and I can't figure out why he doesn't stop whining and just plays. Boy thing, I guess. :shrug:
Glad everything was ok at the hospital today btw.

Oh and VAMOS DAVID for today's match. Hopefully I'll get to see some of it but it being David ..... If then at least they'll show me Saf/Gonzo.
"David the terrible" :awww: As I said - I've seen other players behave like that who annoy me a lot more - he's pretty harmless when he whines - you just want to give him a hug and a sweetie to cheer him up and stop him crying don't you? One thing I couldnt help noticing though - when he makes a great shot that deserves appplause Javi kind of ignores it - yet when he makes a bad shot he starts to say "vamos" and encourages him - it's too sweet.

FerrersLinda
06-29-2006, 02:39 PM
"David the terrible" :awww: As I said - I've seen other players behave like that who annoy me a lot more - he's pretty harmless when he whines - you just want to give him a hug and a sweetie to cheer him up and stop him crying don't you? One thing I couldnt help noticing though - when he makes a great shot that deserves appplause Javi kind of ignores it - yet when he makes a bad shot he starts to say "vamos" and encourages him - it's too sweet.

Interesting parenting. ;) A hug and a sweetie? Well sometimes all I wanna give him is a kick in the butt. But hey.....if a hug and a sweetie will help. :lol:
Have you seen Sue's picture of cutie-coach btw? Nothing bad about that one. :hearts:

*Ljubica*
06-29-2006, 02:58 PM
Interesting parenting. ;) A hug and a sweetie? Well sometimes all I wanna give him is a kick in the butt. But hey.....if a hug and a sweetie will help. :lol:
Have you seen Sue's picture of cutie-coach btw? Nothing bad about that one. :hearts:
Of course I have :yeah: Javi is just - gorgeous :drool: and sexy :inlove: and................OK - you get the picture!!!

FerrersLinda
06-29-2006, 03:02 PM
Of course I have :yeah: Javi is just - gorgeous :drool: and sexy :inlove: and................OK - you get the picture!!!

:inlove: Yep, I know!
Did you actually talk to him? He must be pretty confused by now. Having Sue ask for a picture and you stalking him. Or ofcourse he's having the time of his life. :D

*Ljubica*
06-29-2006, 03:46 PM
:inlove: Yep, I know!
Did you actually talk to him? He must be pretty confused by now. Having Sue ask for a picture and you stalking him. Or ofcourse he's having the time of his life. :D
Yes - of course I did! And I doubt he is confused - usually men that look like him (especially as they get older and more experienced in life :aplot: ) are well aware that women find them attractive. He probably expects t!!

alisia
06-29-2006, 08:19 PM
I hope I don't curse him - like I did Safin :mad: - but he 2-0 in sets & 3-0 in games. Who'd have thought my last player standing would be Mr Ferrer. Last night I was looking for a tape for today & found his 1/8 match from Rome v Martin - so of course I had to watch it - but they said quite a few times that David describes Javi has his 2nd father it also said he was 5ft 10 so this year he has lost an inch because he is offically 5ft 9.

LaTenista
06-29-2006, 08:30 PM
:fiery: David was up a break in the 3rd when my laptop battery died and by time I got it plugged in it was back on serve.

alisia
06-29-2006, 08:35 PM
ok so I jinxed him :mad: so I'm watching "puke boy" now, hopefully it will work on him too.

*Ljubica*
06-29-2006, 08:43 PM
I hope I don't curse him - like I did Safin :mad: - but he 2-0 in sets & 3-0 in games. Who'd have thought my last player standing would be Mr Ferrer. Last night I was looking for a tape for today & found his 1/8 match from Rome v Martin - so of course I had to watch it - but they said quite a few times that David describes Javi has his 2nd father it also said he was 5ft 10 so this year he has lost an inch because he is offically 5ft 9.
Does that mean David may come to think of me as his second Mother :angel:

And as for "Puke Boy" :eek: What an a**hole :devil: I cannot stand that boy. And I totally cannot believe BBCi are currently giving us the choice of 3 matches ................either PukeBoy :devil: horrible, snarling C'Mon Hewitt :ras:, or boring Roddick :zzz: - while David is unloved, ignored and not on TV at all :sad:

LaTenista
06-29-2006, 08:45 PM
David won 7-6, 7-5, 6-3 :yeah:

But now we have Gonzalez next :scared:

Carlita
06-29-2006, 08:46 PM
ooh did David just win??? :woohoo: congrats:)

I can't believe I'm watching Puke Boy..... I hope Roddick tears him apart! :devil:

alisia
06-29-2006, 08:47 PM
Good win for David. :worship: Didn't he lose to GGL last year at Wimbledon? So he gets revenge. But Gonzo!!! I knew I wanted Marat to win for some reason other than him being my 3rd fav player. Well he should at least be on televised court hopefully the sametime as England v Portugal.

alisia
06-29-2006, 08:51 PM
Does that mean David may come to think of me as his second Mother :angel:

Only if we can all become honoury "mums best friends". :devil:

*Ljubica*
06-29-2006, 08:53 PM
Well done David :bigclap: I'm glad he coud close that match out tonight - it's getting pretty dark now - they couldn't have played much longer. Gonzalez' power was awesome against Marat today - I think he will be too strong for our David on grass on Saturday - but hope it's at least a good match.

And SJoukje -enjoy Puke Boy :devil: You know you love him really!!

*Ljubica*
06-29-2006, 08:55 PM
Does that mean David may come to think of me as his second Mother :angel:

Only if we can all become honoury "mums best friends". :devil:
Consider it done :hug: You can all come round for afternoon tea on a Sunday :)

alisia
06-29-2006, 09:00 PM
Great I jinxed "puke boy " in the 3rd set

*Ljubica*
06-29-2006, 09:05 PM
Great I jinxed "puke boy " in the 3rd set
:yeah: Well done :bigclap: Would you like to do the same for Hewitt in his 4th set tie-break?

LaTenista
06-29-2006, 09:33 PM
:yeah: Well done :bigclap: Would you like to do the same for Hewitt in his 4th set tie-break?

Good job Rosie! Now please jinx Gonzo so that our David wins in 3 confortable sets.

RogiFan88
06-29-2006, 10:01 PM
Does that mean David may come to think of me as his second Mother :angel:

And as for "Puke Boy" :eek: What an a**hole :devil: I cannot stand that boy. And I totally cannot believe BBCi are currently giving us the choice of 3 matches ................either PukeBoy :devil: horrible, snarling C'Mon Hewitt :ras:, or boring Roddick :zzz: - while David is unloved, ignored and not on TV at all :sad:

Oh, Rosie, such posts make me laugh out loud, I love them! Fortunately we've hardly seen any of PB but they did show his match pt fr R1 w his big mouth wide open... sorry but hot he ain't... :p

Lleyt having a tough go, Pandy, yes, boring... so was AA's match yesterday...

Great to see David winning today, even if vs. a fellow Spaniard. Too bad for TommyR tho... Novak, why can't you beat someone else instead??

As for the DavidF vs. FenaG match... I didn't know they played each other in the next rd... I hate it! :(

alisia
06-29-2006, 10:02 PM
:yeah: Well done :bigclap: Would you like to do the same for Hewitt in his 4th set tie-break?

Did that to

FerrersLinda
06-29-2006, 10:14 PM
YIPPIE :bounce:

Well done David. What a shame though it's not going to be Marat/David. I got nothing done this morning because Mr. Safin insisted on losing in 5. :mad: I love Gonzo really but Marat is just more my guy. Now Gonzo is once again out of luck for my support because he's playing David in the next round. I was very impressed with Fena, so it's gonna be a tough one for David. Good thing is, since Fena is a South-American, the match is for sure gonna be televised. I knew there was something good about it.

Alisia, seems you have been very busy today. Maybe a little *jinx* on Gonzo for his next match? Thank you. :)

Honorary friends of mum? :yeah:

*Ljubica*
06-29-2006, 10:29 PM
OK guys - my "baby" is playing doubles with his little pal Tommy R. on Court 11 tomorrow................ so if I'm not here it will be because I'm doing my motherly duty and going to watch him ;) At the moment I have no ticket and I totally REFUSE to queue - but where there's a will, there's a way - I am working on a free ticket/pass as I write this. After all - Javi will miss me falling asleep on him if I don't go won't he? :angel: Catch you all later :wavey:

Carlita
06-29-2006, 10:45 PM
And SJoukje -enjoy Puke Boy :devil: You know you love him really!!are you trying to give me nightmares Rosie??? :bolt: :scared:


:yeah: good luck in getting your ticket!!!

FerrersLinda
06-29-2006, 11:13 PM
OK guys - my "baby" is playing doubles with his little pal Tommy R. on Court 11 tomorrow................ so if I'm not here it will be because I'm doing my motherly duty and going to watch him ;) At the moment I have no ticket and I totally REFUSE to queue - but where there's a will, there's a way - I am working on a free ticket/pass as I write this. After all - Javi will miss me falling asleep on him if I don't go won't he? :angel: Catch you all later :wavey:

Good luck in getting that free ticket. Hope it works out for you and Javi. :D
If you go don't forget to bring sweeties for David. ;)

LaTenista
06-29-2006, 11:41 PM
Good luck in getting that free ticket. Hope it works out for you and Javi. :D
If you go don't forget to bring sweeties for David. ;)

What? What sweeties? David has a girlfriend. :scratch: Or do you mean sweets?

BTW 'little pal' Robredo is actually taller than David. :tape:

FerrersLinda
06-29-2006, 11:46 PM
What? What sweeties? David has a girlfriend. :scratch: Or do you mean sweets?

BTW 'little pal' Robredo is actually taller than David. :tape:

Sweets yes. Rosie thinks David needs a pat on the head and some sweets when he's throwing his tantrums. Hey....if it works. All part of her "motherly duties" I suppose. :shrug:

You are ofcourse kidding about Tommy being taller. He looks so tiny. :D

FerrersLinda
06-29-2006, 11:52 PM
Just dashed over to the ATPsite to check. It's true, Tommy's 5'11"(180) and David 5'9"(175). Shocking. :eek:

Even more shocking that I'm such a sad person, that I go and check on something like that. :rolleyes:

Sue
06-30-2006, 12:02 AM
Not convinced that Tommy is that tall actually.....I think some of those personal stats on the ATP site are made up!

FerrersLinda
06-30-2006, 12:43 AM
Not convinced that Tommy is that tall actually.....I think some of those personal stats on the ATP site are made up!

I'm with you.

Maybe that's Tommy's target height? :lol:

LaTenista
06-30-2006, 01:02 AM
I have a pic of Tommy & David playing doubles together in Cincy, you can definitely tell Tommy is taller - maybe he's 5'10'' or 5'10'' and a half instead of 5'11'' the ATP gives him credit for? :p

Anyhow, I am good mates with Adam (adee-gee) so he gave me the video over MSN. I believe I have your email Sue so I can sent it to you. Anyone else who wants it send me your addy please!

FerrersLinda
06-30-2006, 04:04 AM
Thanks for the vid, Isa. :)

Carlita
06-30-2006, 06:45 AM
Not convinced that Tommy is that tall actually.....I think some of those personal stats on the ATP site are made up!:lol: he is that tall! I'm 6 feet and he's just a little bit shorter so it's true :lol:

Sue
06-30-2006, 08:07 AM
Hmmm, okay I'll bow to your superior knowledge Sjoukje! ;-) 5' 11" it is. And here he is at Wimby when we bumped into him.

Sue
06-30-2006, 08:08 AM
I have a pic of Tommy & David playing doubles together in Cincy, you can definitely tell Tommy is taller - maybe he's 5'10'' or 5'10'' and a half instead of 5'11'' the ATP gives him credit for? :p

Anyhow, I am good mates with Adam (adee-gee) so he gave me the video over MSN. I believe I have your email Sue so I can sent it to you. Anyone else who wants it send me your addy please!


Isa- thanks for the video...off to settle down and watch it no ;-)

Sommarsverige
06-30-2006, 09:34 AM
Hmmm, okay I'll bow to your superior knowledge Sjoukje! ;-) 5' 11" it is. And here he is at Wimby when we bumped into him.

Ahhh, what a cute Tommy pic :inlove: :inlove:
Thank you so much, Sue :hug:

Eléa
06-30-2006, 09:37 AM
I'm late! you wrote a lot yesterday! :lol:
could i have the video Isa? i will ask you on MSN next time :o
About height, i'm so small that everybody looks very tall for me! :lol:

Our next opponent is Gonzalez? :scared: :ignore: Ok.. let's try!

Sue
06-30-2006, 09:50 AM
You're welcome Sommarsverige!
Hola Eléa! Yes- we were very chatty yesterday weren't we? I think its the excitement of David getting past the first round!
Hmmm, yep- Gonzalez.....he's been playing quite well lately and had a good run last Wimby..BUT David can do it ! VAMOS CHICO!!

*Ljubica*
06-30-2006, 06:47 PM
Hola chicas :wavey: I am just back from Wimbledon - David and Tommy lost their doubles in four sets :sad: but I don't regret making the effort to go and support them at all - it was a very special day for me :inlove: The boys actually played really well (especially in the first set which they won 7-5), but in the end, the big serves of the grass court specialists won the day.

They seemed to be enjoying themselves a lot - laughing and joking, and chatting to people in the crowd. There was a great atmosphere on court with a crowd of Aussies cheering their Wayno (Arthurs) and also a large number of Spaniards with flags - the Verdasco/Nalbandian match was being played on the adjoining court, and one of the Spanish guys kept on texting his mate who was on that court to give us updates! And - yes - "us" did involve David and Tommy who were cheering their friend on from afar! Many, MANY congrats for that win by the way Sjoukje :hug: you must be so happy.

Only downside of today - GIMELSTOB :banghead: If there was a new hate list on GM he would now be on the top of mine! What an obnoxious a**hole :devil: He kept on deliberatley smashing the ball into it our boys :sad: - he laughed at any of their errors, he sneered at the linespeople, was rude to the Umpire, made nasty comments about people in the crowd - what a complete ****** (insert whatever word you feel appropriate!). Funny thing was when Tommy R. deliberately smashed a ball back at him - he whinged and made such a fuss :devil: I said rather too loudly - "miserable b**tard, you deserve it!" and he gave me such a nasty look so I guess he must have heard me - oh dear, what a shame :devil:

As for Javi - well, let's just say I'm very happy right now :) And specially for Linda - we may not have spoken about the ozone layer or world famine today - but global warming WAS mentioned and I just couldn't stop thinking about you :haha: And I didn't get any sweeties for David :sad: but he did give his "Mum and Dad" lots of smiles whenever he came over in our direction.

Big special mention and thanks to Tommy R. who was very sweet to me as I wasn't feeling too well in the heat at one stage. Javi tells me it is warmer here than in Spain. Tommy really is a nice guy - and reading through your last posts, he is 5ft 11ins because I'm 5ft 8ins and he's about 3 inches taller than me.

I have quite a few photos - but too tired to upload them now - I'll do them sometime over the weekend.

Love you all :hug:

alisia
06-30-2006, 07:13 PM
When do you move to Valencia Rosie? ;) And do we get to come visit? :devil:
I've always thought Tommy was sweet ever since he hit me with a ball on the centre court in Barcelona when he was about 17/18 years old & he kept apologising. :D

*Ljubica*
06-30-2006, 07:20 PM
When do you move to Valencia Rosie? ;) And do we get to come visit? :devil:
I've always thought Tommy was sweet ever since he hit me with a ball on the centre court in Barcelona when he was about 17/18 years old & he kept apologising. :D
:haha: I'm working on it! :awww: Tommy - yes - he is a darling!

alisia
06-30-2006, 07:44 PM
Court 13 12.00 noon Start

1 Ladies' Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Ana Ivanovic (SCG)[19] vs Dinara Safina (RUS)[14]

2 Gentlemen's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
David Ferrer (ESP)[23] vs Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)[10]

*Ljubica*
06-30-2006, 08:50 PM
Court 13 12.00 noon Start

1 Ladies' Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Ana Ivanovic (SCG)[19] vs Dinara Safina (RUS)[14]

2 Gentlemen's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
David Ferrer (ESP)[23] vs Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)[10]
Nice to see the AELTC still don't respect David enough to put him on a Show Court :rolleyes: It makes me mad :devil:

LaTenista
06-30-2006, 09:07 PM
I might have to pay the $5 so I can watch the match tomorrow on the live stream.

My allergies are severely acting up these days - medication is making so drowsy :yawn: I think I need a nap.

FerrersLinda
06-30-2006, 09:17 PM
Rosie, this has got to stop! :o You thinking about me when you're talking to Javi. :lol: And Globalwarming, OMG, isn't that a sure since of a connection? I'm sooo happy for you Rosie. I'm putting aside part of my household money of this week to start saving for my ticket to Valencia. :bounce:

So you were "mothering" both David and Tommy. :awww: :angel: I'm only slightly jealous.(eating my shoe as I type :mad: )

I haven't had such an exciting day as you Rosie, but it has been pretty busy upto now. Starting with me having coffee at my friends house at 6.30 while watching part of the Verdasco/Nalbi match. Just got back in and I'm gonna watch what's left of the Italy vs Ukraine football match.

Catch ya later. :wavey:

btw Rosie are you going to Wimby tomorrow?

alisia
06-30-2006, 10:30 PM
Nice to see the AELTC still don't respect David enough to put him on a Show Court :rolleyes: It makes me mad :devil:

True but they will have to put him on 1 of the show courts when he beats Fena

FerrersLinda
06-30-2006, 10:41 PM
True but they will have to put him on 1 of the show courts when he beats Fena

So true! :)

I hate it how they always, at every tournament put him on court 165. :mad: He probably doesn't mind so much though.
I'm bummed that I have a Apple-computer, the Wimbledon footage doesn't play on it. :sad: I would gladly pay $5 to see Rosie's son play. :lol:

alisia
06-30-2006, 10:53 PM
I know what you mean but hopefully his match will be on one of the interactive channels on the Beeb, if not looks like I'll be shouting at my computer! Shame he's not playing later I will have to be in Sainsburys at 10am to do my shopping & it means I will have to go to the pub to watch the England match!!

FerrersLinda
06-30-2006, 11:01 PM
I know what you mean but hopefully his match will be on one of the interactive channels on the Beeb, if not looks like I'll be shouting at my computer! Shame he's not playing later I will have to be in Sainsburys at 10am to do my shopping & it means I will have to go to the pub to watch the England match!!

Have the same problem. Lots to do, but only limited time because of two WC matches and tennis. My life is sooooo difficult. :D

Sue
07-01-2006, 09:51 AM
Court 13 12.00 noon Start

1 Ladies' Singles - 3rd Rnd.
Ana Ivanovic (SCG)[19] vs Dinara Safina (RUS)[14]

2 Gentlemen's Singles - 3rd Rnd.
David Ferrer (ESP)[23] vs Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)[10]


Court 13 is one of the larger outside courts with quite a large covered grandstand of seats on one side, so David will have a fair amount of people watching..........only wish I could be one of them .. :-(


VAMOS DAVID !!!!!!!!!!!

*Ljubica*
07-01-2006, 10:00 AM
No - sadly guys - I am not there today :sad: Saturday is the busiest day of the fortnight at Wimbledon - and it was impossible for my "source" to get me a ticket :sad: And as they had already started queueng for today at 9.00am yesterday morning :eek: (yes - honestly) - there was no way I could have joined the queue after David/Tommy's match and guaranteed getting onto Court 13. Hopefully - if David wins today I should be able to get a "freebie" for Monday - it's just Saturday that is the problem, especially with the Agassi/Nadal match.

And Ali - I beat you - I was in Waitrose at 8.30am today - trying to beat the worst of the heat and the football crowds. Luckily - my dislike of all things World Cup means I don't care if Davd's match clashes with England - in fact it will be great because it will give me an alternative to watch :) They better put it on interractive though - and not replace it with some unknown British woman playing doubles or something :devil:

So - good luck to my baby boy this afternoon - hope Fernando doesn't serve too big because David was just giggling too much to return when Arthurs and Gimelstob were doing that yesterday!! And, before anyone asks - NO - I was not going to as Javi for a free ticket :o That would have been too embarassing :o Catch you all later.

alisia
07-01-2006, 10:27 AM
Wow not even 10.30 I have done my food shopping unfortunately it was like the end of the world at Sainsburys :mad: forgot the menfolk would be out buying beer & food for the barbie!!!! Will have to watch a bit of cricket whilst keeping one eye on the score from court 13. I've got to record "puke boy" & Agassi for my mum who has gone to Wimbledon & she said she may have a look at court 13 because she has tickets for court 1.

*Ljubica*
07-01-2006, 10:31 AM
Wow not even 10.30 I have done my food shopping unfortunately it was like the end of the world at Sainsburys :mad: forgot the menfolk would be out buying beer & food for the barbie!!!! Will have to watch a bit of cricket whilst keeping one eye on the score from court 13. I've got to record "puke boy" & Agassi for my mum who has gone to Wimbledon & she said she may have a look at court 13 because she has tickets for court 1.
Be careful recording "Puke Boy" - he might break the VCR :devil: As for getting on Court 13 - yesterday the court was full by 10.40am (10 minutes after the gates opened) and there were huge queues to get on there for Nalbandian/Verdasco - so I wish her luck.

alisia
07-01-2006, 11:39 AM
My dad has just phoned me they are already sat down on court 13. So if you see 3 oaps shouting loudly for David thats my mum & her 2 sisters, my dad & uncle will be cringing in a corner somewhere.
I never thought about "puke boy" breaking my video well if he does I will have an excuse to buy a dvd recorder at last :D

*Ljubica*
07-01-2006, 12:17 PM
My dad has just phoned me they are already sat down on court 13. So if you see 3 oaps shouting loudly for David thats my mum & her 2 sisters, my dad & uncle will be cringing in a corner somewhere.
I never thought about "puke boy" breaking my video well if he does I will have an excuse to buy a dvd recorder at last :D
:) Well BBCi are showing Court 13 so far (for the Ivanovic match) - so let's just hope they stay there for David instead of going off to somewhere obscure for someone obscure :devil:

LaTenista
07-01-2006, 01:02 PM
I bought the stream from Wimbledon Live just so I can download the entire match after I watch it...I seriously doubt any of it will be shown on ESPN (5 minutes or less if it does).

LaTenista
07-01-2006, 01:03 PM
NBC will show Nadal/Agassi tape delayed starting at noon (about 4 hours from now). :rolleyes:

*Ljubica*
07-01-2006, 01:07 PM
NBC will show Nadal/Agassi tape delayed starting at noon (about 4 hours from now). :rolleyes:
Well we have Agassi/Nadal too - but that's one of the joys of interractive. We can even watch Ljubicic if we want to!!!

alisia
07-01-2006, 02:10 PM
Well this is good whilst waiting for David to come on court they are showing you the A-Rod practicing. :rolleyes:

Sue
07-01-2006, 02:21 PM
My dad has just phoned me they are already sat down on court 13. So if you see 3 oaps shouting loudly for David thats my mum & her 2 sisters, my dad & uncle will be cringing in a corner somewhere.
I never thought about "puke boy" breaking my video well if he does I will have an excuse to buy a dvd recorder at last :D


Yay! that your mum and her sisters will be cheering David on.......best warn them about the charms of his coach though.....they won't be prepared otherwise!

Sue
07-01-2006, 02:40 PM
1-2 down at the moment......come on David!

alisia
07-01-2006, 02:50 PM
Yay! that your mum and her sisters will be cheering David on.......best warn them about the charms of his coach though.....they won't be prepared otherwise!

She's been warned about the coach :devil: . Back on serve 3-3. One of my aunts is a Fena fan I've just found out

FerrersLinda
07-01-2006, 03:02 PM
Hi guys. :wavey:

No David/Fena for me. Just Agassi/Nadal. :sad: I'm hoping Rafa will hurry up and beat the old man, so they can show David's match. There is a good chance it will be on because Fena ofcourse is Southamerican. :) In the mean time I'll have to make do with the scoreboard. :mad:

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:06 PM
I'm following the SB too Linda- can't find David on my interactive :-(
LOL re Javi alisia !

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:07 PM
Eh? Lost the first set already??????? Damn! VAMOS DAVID !!!!!!!!!!!!
Alisia- tell your mum to cheer louder!

alisia
07-01-2006, 03:11 PM
have you got interactive on the bbc if so it on screen 4. He's lost the first set & has been broken first game unfortunately Fena is starting to play very good & David is beginning to look like a lost little boy. He also has just been given a code violation for smashing a ball out of court.
Just sent my dad a text message relaying your demand :)

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:17 PM
Thanks alisia- but I've got Ljubo on four ??!!??
Code violtation too? Sigh.
Thanks for texting.....pity they don't have a Spanish flag there to wave too! ;-)

alisia
07-01-2006, 03:18 PM
if you go back one it gives you 3 or 4 options & he is definately one because I'm watching it. 3-2
It's quite funny now he's started talking to himself but you can see he's starting to boil because he is playing quite well but Fena is just over powering him :(

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:25 PM
*cries*...no, its no good, when I get the schedule thing up its either Nadal, or Ljubo and says screen 3 will start later. Its only an old digibox, not Sky- so maybe thats why?
2-4 down.
Yikes!

alisia
07-01-2006, 03:27 PM
Sorry Sue we have the multi room & + version so maybe thats the reason we have it & you don't. Will let you know whats happening because I'm upstairs watching it.
Just did a double to be broken again looks like I will be watching the England match afterall!!!

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:29 PM
Sigh. Bad boy David! Come ON!!!!!!!!

alisia
07-01-2006, 03:30 PM
lost that set 6-2. With any luck he will just start swinging at everything now because he as got nothing to lose.

Just seen my dad he looks very warm :D

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:33 PM
Damn!
Nice for your dad though :-)

alisia
07-01-2006, 03:39 PM
That was a fantastic point both has net cords David did a defensive lob onto the base line & Fena netted followed by a double from Fena to give him the break & we had a come on not vamos

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:39 PM
Woooohoooooooo! Just broke! Now hold David, hold! I can feel a big turnaround about to happen :-)

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:40 PM
Come on ? Awwww. How sweet!

alisia
07-01-2006, 03:41 PM
He's started to play better Fena has just had a couple of chances to win a pt & all of a sudden he hit a passing shot followed by an ace!! 3-0 just popping over to Nadal's match because he is serving for the match back in 5 mins

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:42 PM
See...told you I could feel it !
VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:46 PM
3-1, but thats okay......still a break up....VAMOS !

4-1...blimey that was quick!

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:51 PM
Hmmm, long game this one- whats happening alisia?

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:53 PM
4-2.....come on David honey!

Sue
07-01-2006, 03:56 PM
5-2 !!!!!!!!!!!!

alisia
07-01-2006, 03:59 PM
I'm back at 4-1 he had a couple of break point chances but didn't convert, nice smash falling backwards followed by return winner followed by another 6-2. He upped his level & Fena wilted a little.

FerrersLinda
07-01-2006, 04:00 PM
Finally! After having to listen to Wimbledon's break with tradition, the Agassi on court interview, I now have David and Fena walking through my screen. Thanks David for hanging in there. Now go get it. :bounce:

FerrersLinda
07-01-2006, 04:00 PM
What have you got Sue?

Sue
07-01-2006, 04:00 PM
Yay third set to David!!!!!!!! OKay- just two more sets to go! Hope your mum's got a nice cool drink......I'm going to see if I can sort the TV out again.....

alisia
07-01-2006, 04:03 PM
Fena has upped his level again but David keeps hitting the lines. Good hold but he had to work for that one.

alisia
07-01-2006, 04:08 PM
Finally! After having to listen to Wimbledon's break with tradition, the Agassi on court interview, I now have David and Fena walking through my screen. Thanks David for hanging in there. Now go get it. :bounce:

I thought they might have made more of a fuss to be honest I only saw the last game. David is now starting with "come on man" & shoulder shugging it was only 15-15

alisia
07-01-2006, 04:11 PM
Way to go Dima he's broke lubby Lou to take it into a 4th set tiebreak. fena is definately playing better & making our boy do alot of running but he's just served another ace follwed by another. 2-1. This is the match I was expecting now with every point being fought over.

FerrersLinda
07-01-2006, 04:12 PM
Why is our boy always so p***ed of?
VAMOS DAVID

alisia
07-01-2006, 04:17 PM
He worked hard to bring it back to deuce then Fena blasted down 2 bombs.

alisia
07-01-2006, 04:21 PM
Are you watching it Linda? He has come into the net more today than I think I have ever seen him before that was a nice easy service game for him. I think he gets p****d off with himself has a kind of motivation thing otherwise he is a very angry young man. I'll get my old psyche books out. Nice low volley followed by an unforced error by Fena 0-30 followed by a double giving David 3 break points a double gives him the break 4-2 to David. I don't think I've this much since I was at college.
And to make my day Dima won the tie-break & is now 2 sets all v Lubby Lou.
All of a sudden 2 good return of serves from Fena to give him 2 break points. Error by David gives Fena the break back followed by loud shouting from young Mr Ferrer he now has a face like a smacked bum :D Rosie your son needs you. They've not showed you Javi at all what have you done with him Rosie?

Sue
07-01-2006, 04:27 PM
I think David is a lot like Marat in the way that they can both be so tetchy and MAD on court, but are big sweeties off court. Better that way round than the other eh ?

Still can't find any coverage, so back here watching the SB.

FerrersLinda
07-01-2006, 04:27 PM
Yes I'm watching it Ali. Our boy is playing really well. I hope he'll be able to take it into a fifth. I'm gonna stop posting now, because between switching from tennis to football, I just don't have the time. :D

Sue
07-01-2006, 04:28 PM
LOL- face like a smacked bum indeed!

4-3....come ON David !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

alisia
07-01-2006, 04:28 PM
3 more break points for David. David breaks 5-3

Sue
07-01-2006, 04:29 PM
5-3 now...and serving for the set. Come ON David!!!

alisia
07-01-2006, 04:32 PM
Beautiful passing shot greeted with a vamos 4th set 6-3. Fena has just called for the trainer.

Sue
07-01-2006, 04:32 PM
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knew he could do it!!! Just another set now David....then you can go and chill and watch the football!

Sue
07-01-2006, 04:43 PM
SB not moving...is Fena still having treatment alisia?
Oops- okay now....0-1 down.

VAMOSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alisia
07-01-2006, 04:45 PM
Yes it was. Sorry went to get a drink & have the p**s taken out of me by my boyfriend for the amount of noise I'm making

Sue
07-01-2006, 04:46 PM
No worries- tell your BF you're just a loyal fan!

Sue
07-01-2006, 04:48 PM
1-1......come on David- you're making me nervous here.......
VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

alisia
07-01-2006, 04:49 PM
He just laughs at me because when I watch it live I'm very quiet. Fena had a problem with his foot. Dima is 5-2 in the 5th Yes. Lets just hope David can copy him by coming from 2-0 down & winning. He's started flapping his arms about again.

Sue
07-01-2006, 04:52 PM
LOL....if it helps his game he can flap all he likes!

VAMOS DAVID !!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue
07-01-2006, 05:00 PM
Wish I had a drink to calm my nerves..................

alisia
07-01-2006, 05:03 PM
2 double faults gave David 2 break pts but Fena played 2 great forehands to save them, long fh gave David another break pt bt Fena saved again with a fh then Fena had a discussion with the umpire over the balls easy fh for Fena to hold. Fena is still talking to the umpire at the change of ends over the balls.

Sue
07-01-2006, 05:04 PM
Sounds like Fena's trying to mess with Davids head! Like its not messed up enough to start with...... ;-)

VAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue
07-01-2006, 05:05 PM
Still going with serve....come on you need to break, David. Focus! Come on- you can do it!

alisia
07-01-2006, 05:07 PM
bad drop shot by David gives Fena easy fh. David just keeps on giving him a look now and again but nothing more. David wins that game with another ace. 3-3

Sue
07-01-2006, 05:08 PM
Yes!!!! Now come on....now would be a REALLY REALLY good time to break!
VAMOS!!

alisia
07-01-2006, 05:10 PM
Sorry Sue easy hold for Fena he seems to have re-focused unfortunately.

alisia
07-01-2006, 05:11 PM
Fena has just done a bambi impersonation

alisia
07-01-2006, 05:13 PM
Wins a comfortable service game with yet another ace.

Sue
07-01-2006, 05:13 PM
LOL- sending some +++++++++++++++++ vibes to David........come ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue
07-01-2006, 05:14 PM
I'm getting tense.............arrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. .......................

Come on David please win this- you've battled so hard from two sets down....

VAMOS! VAMOS! VAMOS!

alisia
07-01-2006, 05:16 PM
A beautiful service return gives him yet another break pt a double by Fena gives him the break 5-4 to David.

alisia
07-01-2006, 05:17 PM
Sue you would not believe me were he is rubbing ice

Sue
07-01-2006, 05:18 PM
I might! Tell me!!!!!!


5-4 up------ come ON baby!

alisia
07-01-2006, 05:19 PM
return into the net from Fena 15-0
good serve from david 30-0
another good serve 40-0
serves an ace to win

Sue
07-01-2006, 05:20 PM
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS SSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HE DID IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

What a star, David!!! From two sets down......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue
07-01-2006, 05:21 PM
Phew. Can breathe again now..how does he look at the end?? Happy? Knackered? hot?

alisia
07-01-2006, 05:21 PM
Going for a rest now. David won 4-6 2-6 6-2 6-3 6-4.
Apparently England have just had a player sent off so they are not happy downstairs.
Speak to you later Sue.

Ali

Sue
07-01-2006, 05:22 PM
Thanks for the updates alicia- speak later!

alisia
07-01-2006, 05:23 PM
Phew. Can breathe again now..how does he look at the end?? Happy? Knackered? hot?

A very very happy boy he's got Hewitt next.

FerrersLinda
07-01-2006, 05:24 PM
:aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty: :aparty:

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO

Well done David. What a super match. He looked so great, very confident and serving like crazy. When did he turn into a super serving machine?

Hewitt next. VAMOS DAVID, you can take him. :bounce: :bounce:

FerrersLinda
07-01-2006, 05:25 PM
Off to concentrate on football. Later girls.

Eléa
07-01-2006, 05:27 PM
I saw the last set of the match and yes he was more than happy! :bigclap: i'm so proud of him!!! :worship:
Next round: Hewitt :bigcry: it's very hard for me... you know, i'm a very big fan of Hewitt... :awww:

alisia
07-01-2006, 05:30 PM
I've just looked at the stats he served 11 aces I bet thats more than he's done all year.

Carlita
07-01-2006, 05:39 PM
:yeah: well done David!!!! Now kick Hewitt's ass:devil: :banana:

sonia
07-01-2006, 05:42 PM
Congrats David!! :bigclap: Good luck in the next round!!! :yeah:

*Ljubica*
07-01-2006, 05:42 PM
What can I say? I haven't been so involved in a tennis match for ages :woohoo: I am so very proud of David today - he was awesome - what a great fightback! And - yes - I admit - I shed a few tears in the end :o (yes - me - crying at a tennis match - I NEVER do that :o ) - I was just so proud of him and so happy for Javi :) Vamos chicos!!!!

*Ljubica*
07-01-2006, 05:47 PM
Are you watching it Linda? He has come into the net more today than I think I have ever seen him before that was a nice easy service game for him. I think he gets p****d off with himself has a kind of motivation thing otherwise he is a very angry young man. I'll get my old psyche books out. Nice low volley followed by an unforced error by Fena 0-30 followed by a double giving David 3 break points a double gives him the break 4-2 to David. I don't think I've this much since I was at college.
And to make my day Dima won the tie-break & is now 2 sets all v Lubby Lou.
All of a sudden 2 good return of serves from Fena to give him 2 break points. Error by David gives Fena the break back followed by loud shouting from young Mr Ferrer he now has a face like a smacked bum :D Rosie your son needs you. They've not showed you Javi at all what have you done with him Rosie?
Javi moved half way through the first set! He was in the second row by the baseline behind the Umpire's chair to start with - then he moved to the other side of the stadium - don't ask me why though :shrug: However, yesterday he wasn't so happy with the sun behind him - so maybe that's why he moved.

Carlita
07-01-2006, 05:49 PM
I'm watching the 5th set now :D and will also cheer for mister Roddick :bounce: which is a totally new experience for me :lol:

*Ljubica*
07-01-2006, 06:07 PM
I'm watching the 5th set now :D and will also cheer for mister Roddick :bounce: which is a totally new experience for me :lol:
:haha: Me too Sjoukje - Vamos DuckBoy :)

Carlita
07-01-2006, 06:24 PM
:haha: Me too Sjoukje - Vamos DuckBoy :)ooooh yeah! Or as we say in Nando Land: Rock the Fuck on :rocker2:

*Ljubica*
07-01-2006, 06:43 PM
ooooh yeah! Or as we say in Nando Land: Rock the Fuck on :rocker2:
:haha: Can I say that about England losing their penalty shoot out!?

LaTenista
07-01-2006, 06:48 PM
Duckboy lost set TB to PB :fiery:

alisia
07-01-2006, 06:50 PM
What makes it worst is the player who scored for Portugal Ronaldo plays for Man U. How ironic is that.

*Ljubica*
07-01-2006, 06:50 PM
Duckboy lost set TB to PB :fiery:
OMG - come on DuckBoy- you CANNOT let "Puke Boy" win :banghead:

FerrersLinda
07-01-2006, 06:51 PM
:haha: Can I say that about England losing their penalty shoot out!?

Sorry for all my British friends. I was counting on England to take Portugal out. :mad: Well, I guess they are about as popular in England now as they are in Holland.

I still can't get over David having won today. So I got a smile on everthough England lost. :)

FerrersLinda
07-01-2006, 06:52 PM
What makes it worst is the player who scored for Portugal Ronaldo plays for Man U. How ironic is that.

Very. :sad:
They shouldn't let him practice his penalties.

Carlita
07-01-2006, 07:01 PM
:fiery: mister DuckBoy.... http://members.home.nl/gvanbienen/wtf.gif wake up and act your ranking! :(

FerrersLinda
07-01-2006, 07:06 PM
OMG, I can't believe you are cheering Roddick on. :eek: Under no circumstance can I see myself doing that. Maybe a meteorite can fall on centre court, just hard enough to sent both of them to the hospital with minor injuries? ;)

Sue
07-01-2006, 07:18 PM
My friend emailed me hoping that Pukeboy would vomit on court and they'd both slip in it and simultaneously break something important ( and she wasn't talking racquets!)
Ain't happened yet though.

* still smiling 'cos of Davids victory today!*

Carlita
07-01-2006, 07:21 PM
OMG, I can't believe you are cheering Roddick on. :eek: Under no circumstance can I see myself doing that. Maybe a meteorite can fall on centre court, just hard enough to sent both of them to the hospital with minor injuries? ;)my dear Linda...anyone who plays either PukeBoy or Mister VerKruk is getting my support , nothing can be worse than those 2...(for me that is :lol: )

LaTenista
07-01-2006, 07:31 PM
My friend emailed me hoping that Pukeboy would vomit on court and they'd both slip in it and simultaneously break something important ( and she wasn't talking racquets!)
Ain't happened yet though.

* still smiling 'cos of Davids victory today!*

:spit: :haha:

I am watching Baghdatis-Grosjean on the stream whilst recording Agassi-Nadal on TV.

alisia
07-01-2006, 08:17 PM
Very. :sad:
They shouldn't let him practice his penalties.

I must admit I am so sad we have gone out on penalties yet again but to lose to Portugal again is terrible but at least it was the last game for Sven thank god I'll be glad to not have read any more sorid stories about his sex life. As for Ronaldo there are rumours he wants to leave Man U so this may help his cause because he got Rooney sent off - his Man U teammate - then winked at the bench, then scored the final penalty. Unfortunately for me Italy are still in so my boy is now rooting for them to win, he's 1/2 Italian on his mums side.
I cannot believe "puke boy" is 2 pts away from beating the A-Rod. :mad:

alisia
07-01-2006, 08:28 PM
Off the main Wimbledon page

Ferrer on Fire in Five


©Getty Images / C. Brunskill

Saturday, 1 July, 2006


No. 23 seed David Ferrer of Spain won his third round match against Chilean Fernando Gonzalez, a quarter-finalist last year, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4.

The only thing hotter than the temperature was the tennis. Apart from frequent towel breaks to wipe their hands and faces, the players ignored the conditions on Court 13 to produce a brilliant display of grass court tennis.

The first two games, full of blistering baseline rallies, went with serve. In the third game, receiver Gonzalez, seeded 10th, attacked the net and took Ferrer to deuce. After securing the advantage he broke serve with a sizzling cross-court forehand.

Ferrer promptly broke back with a superb passing shot that scorched past the volleying Gonzalez. Both players then held serve until the ninth game, when Gonzalez twice took Ferrer to deuce before breaking through. He then held serve to take the set 6-4.

Gonzalez broke quickly in the second set, and consolidated for a 2-0 lead. Ferrer showed he would not go down without a fight by winning his next service game to love. Gonzalez rebutted by using the drop shot three times to win his own service game to love. Games again went with serve until Gonzalez broke serve to lead 5-2, then won his serve to lead two sets to love.

Ferrer had won his first and second round matches in straight sets, and was not about to go down the way of his earlier opponents. He broke Gonzalez early in the third set to lead 3-0, and allowed the Chilean only two games before he broke Gonzalez again to take the set 6-2.

After a brief respite under the shade of the trademark purple and green Wimbledon umbrellas, the pair embarked on a feisty fourth set. Ferrer made the first break to lead 4-2, but Gonzalez responded in kind. A change of socks did little to help the Gonzalez cause, and he found himself at 0-40. He saved the first break point, but lost the second on a foray to the net. In the next game a sizzling passing shot gave Ferrer his first set point, and an unreturnable serve ensured that was all he needed. The match was level.

Gonzalez pulled off his left shoe and sock to reveal a bandaged ankle. The treatment he required from a trainer was not for his ankle, but for blisters. Ferrer was up and pacing, impatient to exploit his exponent’s weakness. He made Gonzalez run at every opportunity, but Gonzalez held his own, saving two break points with a signature drop shot. Gonzalez held, and games went with serve until the ninth when Gonzalez double faulted on break point.

This time Ferrer was serving not just for the set, but the match. He didn’t spare a point, and served an ace to book himself a spot in the round of 16 against 2002 Champion Lleyton Hewitt.

Written by Eileen O'Hely

*Ljubica*
07-01-2006, 08:52 PM
I must admit I am so sad we have gone out on penalties yet again but to lose to Portugal again is terrible but at least it was the last game for Sven thank god I'll be glad to not have read any more sorid stories about his sex life. As for Ronaldo there are rumours he wants to leave Man U so this may help his cause because he got Rooney sent off - his Man U teammate - then winked at the bench, then scored the final penalty. Unfortunately for me Italy are still in so my boy is now rooting for them to win, he's 1/2 Italian on his mums side.
I cannot believe "puke boy" is 2 pts away from beating the A-Rod. :mad:
Sven's sex life is the only thing related to football I am remotely interested in :angel:

And as for "Puke Boy" beating Roddick - I despair :ras:

LaTenista
07-01-2006, 09:26 PM
I think Puke Boy is playing Baghdatis next. Marcos has really had quite a bit of good luck already in this tournament so I'm hoping he'll win. :angel:

RogiFan88
07-01-2006, 10:08 PM
Congrats to David for playing well and winning! He's into the second week at Wimby and do you think the press cares? Of course not, esp in Spain... :rolleyes: -- nor do they care about Verdasco also making the R16 on grass... whatever.

So the puking one beats the ducky-tailed one... yeah, but to what end? Only to go down in the next rd to Baggy [yes the lucky one]? It gets worse by the day...

alisia
07-01-2006, 10:13 PM
Order of play is up for Monday already

Court 1 1.00 pm Start

1 Gentlemen's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)[6] vs David Ferrer (ESP)[23]

2 Ladies' Singles - 4th Rnd.
Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)[1] vs Ana Ivanovic (SCG)[19]


3 Gentlemen's Singles - 4th Rnd.
Irakli Labadze (GEO) vs Rafael Nadal (ESP)[2]

Sue
07-01-2006, 11:07 PM
Court 1 ? Cooo. A show court for David !!! ( only 'cos he's playing Lleyton I guess).
Hmmmm, very tempting.......if only I didn't have to work I'd probably drive down tomorrow and queue up again to see that. Sigh.

Jill
07-02-2006, 04:35 AM
Great win David. I hope you go far. I'll be cheering for you.

*Ljubica*
07-02-2006, 10:43 AM
Great win David. I hope you go far. I'll be cheering for you.
Welcome to our Forum Jill :hug: Please cheer as loud as you can :)

alisia
07-02-2006, 12:14 PM
Welcome Jill. :wavey:

This is from Hewitt's press conference yesterday.

Of his next opponent, Spaniard David Ferrer, Hewitt said: “I’ve never played him. He’s had a lot of good results on hard courts. Clay is obviously his best surface. He’s a tough player on all surfaces, I think, and he’s very competitive. I’ve never seen him sort of go away in matches. You know, two sets to love down out there today and coming back to beat González, so it’s gonna be a dogfight out there. Hopefully on grass I can put him under a little bit more pressure.”

RogiFan88
07-02-2006, 08:36 PM
Hey, practising at Juanqui's Equelite on "real grass" really helped David! ;)

Sue
07-02-2006, 09:30 PM
It certainly didn't do him any harm did it RF? Maybe it will become part of his warm-up schedule for Wimby every year?

VAMOS DAVID !!!

swissmiss
07-02-2006, 10:11 PM
That's right Lleyton, David is a fighter!!!!
Go get em David

Ferreromausi
07-03-2006, 03:52 PM
At the moment I`m watching Davids Match vs. Lleyton.
--> and he is fighting very hard! Great, vamos, David!!! :worship:
It`s 5:5 in the 4.set, I hope David can win!
Oh my god, 30:0 for Hewitt!!! :eek:

I pray now for him, bye...

Ferreromausi
07-03-2006, 04:00 PM
NOOOO!!! ::tears: He lost!... :sad:

FerrersLinda
07-03-2006, 04:02 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
David lost. I'm so sad. He was working so hard for it and when he was 3-0 up in the forth I really thought it was gonna happen.

On the bright side, he did very well considering the surface.......grass. So eventhough I'm sad, I'm very proud too.

*Ljubica*
07-03-2006, 04:44 PM
:sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
David lost. I'm so sad. He was working so hard for it and when he was 3-0 up in the forth I really thought it was gonna happen.

On the bright side, he did very well considering the surface.......grass. So eventhough I'm sad, I'm very proud too.
My thoughts exactly Linda. I am sad - but I am proud too - and all in all, I am more proud than sad if that makes sense. David fought so hard - he is not a natural grass court player, he has very little experience on the surface - and he had to deal with the Showcourt and playing a former Wimbledon champion, - but he fought so hard and didn't let himself down.

I think he gained a lot of new fans out there - they gave him a standing ovation and John McEnroe said some really nice things about him in the commentary box.

I truly hope he can take lots of positives from this good run at Wimbledon, and that he can now enjoy some relaxing days off at home with his family before the European clay court season.

Well done David - you made me proud to be a fan of yours today :hug:

FerrersLinda
07-03-2006, 05:07 PM
I was so lucky to get the third and forth set on tv. Thank you Justin and Daniela for making it a fast one. :worship:

David should be a very happy guy, eventhough he didn't win. He played very well and the match (what I have seen) was very close. It's not often that a long rally doesn't go Davids way. But he and Leyton have such similar styles. And the difference as you said was just Leytons experience. He was also hammering David's bh, which is his weaker shot.

As for JMc saying nice things about David, there really was no way he could have said anything bad. There wasn't an obvious mistake in his play today. And I always think that people who actually see David play, get so much respect for him, because he never gives up and has awesome defense. :worship:

*Ljubica*
07-03-2006, 05:32 PM
I was so lucky to get the third and forth set on tv. Thank you Justin and Daniela for making it a fast one. :worship:

David should be a very happy guy, eventhough he didn't win. He played very well and the match (what I have seen) was very close. It's not often that a long rally doesn't go Davids way. But he and Leyton have such similar styles. And the difference as you said was just Leytons experience. He was also hammering David's bh, which is his weaker shot.

As for JMc saying nice things about David, there really was no way he could have said anything bad. There wasn't an obvious mistake in his play today. And I always think that people who actually see David play, get so much respect for him, because he never gives up and has awesome defense. :worship:
Well - he looked pretty happy at the end. I was just glad that he took that 3rd set - at one point I was scared he would lose it and go down in straight sets, and he deserved more than that. BBC cameramen showed me lots of Javi too :inlove: so I was happy :p

*Ljubica*
07-03-2006, 08:15 PM
Here is a report of the match from the Wimbledon website:-

Match Reports

Hewitt Fights Off Ferrer

©Reuters / K. Lamarque

Monday, 3 July, 2006

Even former champions have no guarantee of an easy ride as Wimbledon enters its second week, as Lleyton Hewitt discovered when he confirmed a quarter-final place after nearly three hours on No. 1 Court.

The 2002 champion beat David Ferrer, the 23rd seed from Spain, 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 and showed sufficient evidence that he is sharpening his challenge to go as far as he did four years ago.

The problem for Hewitt was that the Spaniard simply did not relish the prospect of defeat and fought strongly through the fourth set to try to take the match to a fifth. That he failed was due to Hewitt's greater resilience and determination not to let the match become an even longer duel in the sun.

Hewitt showed a greater range of shot and coverage of the court at the start but needed four set points to overcome the increasingly determined Spaniard in the first set.

The first problems for Hewitt in the second set came in the eighth game when he had to save three break points. He was helped by the fact that the umpire overruled a fault to turn a Hewitt serve into an ace. When Ferrer lost his next serve to trail 5-4, he was cautioned for an audible obscenity during the changeover.

Hewitt moved on to a two-set lead, moving to set point with a drop shot from on top of the net and looked ready to run for home when the third set began.

But Ferrer had different ideas as his attack reaped more rewards at the start of the third set where he had a break in the second game, only to lose it immediately, Ferrer broke back to take the set in the tenth game when Hewitt double-faulted for the fourth time.

Now Ferrer could smell an upset and the fourth set swung his way immediately as he led 2-0. But Hewitt stayed in the frame with his increasingly solid ground strokes, conceding nothing on serve in four successive games, and pounced for a key break for 6-5 with a backhand pass.

In the next game the sixth-seeded Hewitt needed one match point, forcing a volley error from Ferrer to bring their first meeting to a close. Hewitt, without question, will now like where he stands in the draw.

Sue
07-03-2006, 08:39 PM
Well- I broke the speed limit to get back from work today only to find David 2 sets down !!! :-(
Thankfully he played really well and battled hard to win the third. It was SO weird to see David on British TV on a showcourt in the second week of Wimbledon! I still think I might have dreamt it!
Anyway- wasn't our boys day today, but he did his best which is all we can ask and to lose in four to Hewitt on grass is no disgrace. I hope he enjoys spending his well deserved prize money....and I'm looking forward to watching him play again next year at Wimby and maybe progress even further!

A proud and happy David fan x

*Ljubica*
07-03-2006, 08:50 PM
Here is a small article from Marca.com http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/tenis/wimbledon/es/desarrollo/667326.html
Roughly translated (for any non-Spanish speakers here) - he says he will not go away from Wimbledon feeling sad because it has been a good tournament for him. He says he knows he started the match with "some doubts" but that he says he goes away feeling positive because he has proved that he can play on all surfaces, and that he will always try to learn more from year to year and to improve.

Sue
07-03-2006, 09:19 PM
Bless him!
And some more pics from todays match- there are more on getty for anyone who's interested! ;-)

alisia
07-03-2006, 10:41 PM
Well I have watched the match thou I had to turn the volume down because my boyfriend kept asking me with all the groaning if I really was watching the tennis :o !!! With the exception of the first 6 games our boy played good but I am glad I wasn't watching it live because I would have been screaming at him when he lost that 3-0 lead in the 4th. It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if it had gone to a 5th set thou. I blame Peter Flemming for putting the kiss of death on him thou by saying Hewitt was going to out the way of the Soccerroos!!
He did look happy thou at the end & he can be proud of what he has done this week & as much as I hate to say it losing to Hewitt on grass is no disgrace. However I really really do not like Hewitt with his "come on" after every point, vamos sounds much more civilised & what was he doing pointing & screaming at his coach? :mad: I really hope Baggy can beat him. Lets just hope he can carry this form back onto clay & then onto the American hardcourts and prove to everyone else he is more than a clay show pony & people will stop saying David who. :D

LaTenista
07-03-2006, 11:00 PM
I was at work but I managed to follow the match on the scoreboard. I'm playing back the tennis I recorded today on ESPN2 & NBC but I'm not hopeful there will be any of David's match. :(

I agree with Linda, when I saw he was 3-0 up in the 4th I really felt he had the match in his hands. I had no clue Lleyton had DFed to give him the 3rd set. :tape:

Who was the umpire? I can't imagine David cussing in English, which is usually the only language that gets the player in trouble. :confused:

alisia
07-03-2006, 11:10 PM
The umpire was Andreas Egli I thought he was going to get a warning earlier when he bounced his racket on the sacred turf. he swore in Spannish & the warning was instant.

LaTenista
07-03-2006, 11:53 PM
I don't know any of the bad words in Spanish. :o

FerrersLinda
07-04-2006, 01:18 AM
I don't know any of the bad words in Spanish. :o

I know many. :devil: It's basically the first thing you learn when learning a new language. I suggest watching Gaudio play, write down what he is screaming and then look it up in a dictionary. ;)

Hope you are feeling better Isa. :hug: Enjoy your day off tomorrow.

*Ljubica*
07-04-2006, 10:34 AM
I know many. :devil: It's basically the first thing you learn when learning a new language. I suggest watching Gaudio play, write down what he is screaming and then look it up in a dictionary. ;)

Hope you are feeling better Isa. :hug: Enjoy your day off tomorrow.
I know many too :devil: Though I'm not sure much of what Gaudio says would make it into a mainstream dictionary :o The Umpires actually have a list of the best-known swear-words in all the major languages - so Andreas Egli wouldn't have had to be a fluent Spanish speaker to penalise David.

As for Hewitt shouting and swearing at poor old Roger Rashid :rolleyes: Think that's just "his" way - same as Tommy Haas always used to swear at his coach. Loads of these tennis players are just spoilt little boys who can't take responsibilty for their own actions/mistakes and use their coaches as some kind of verbal "punchbag" to take out their agression beause they can't admit their own shortcomings :rolleyes: Luckily - our David isn't like that despite his occasional outbursts - and believe me, he would get a big slap from me if he spoke to Javi like that anyway!!! :devil:

FerrersLinda
07-04-2006, 01:58 PM
I know many too :devil: Though I'm not sure much of what Gaudio says would make it into a mainstream dictionary :o The Umpires actually have a list of the best-known swear-words in all the major languages - so Andreas Egli wouldn't have had to be a fluent Spanish speaker to penalise David.

As for Hewitt shouting and swearing at poor old Roger Rashid :rolleyes: Think that's just "his" way - same as Tommy Haas always used to swear at his coach. Loads of these tennis players are just spoilt little boys who can't take responsibilty for their own actions/mistakes and use their coaches as some kind of verbal "punchbag" to take out their agression beause they can't admit their own shortcomings :rolleyes: Luckily - our David isn't like that despite his occasional outbursts - and believe me, he would get a big slap from me if he spoke to Javi like that anyway!!! :devil:

:haha: Spoken like a real mother. ;)
He ussualy looks very p***** with himself. Save for the ocasional incident with an on court clock. :D

Most of what Gaudio says on court is in my dictionary. I do own a super dictionary, you would need two trucks to move the thing and I put my lifesavings down to pay for it. :o But it has almost every word you could imagine in it. It also tells me whether it's typical for a certain country. So when Gaudio screams ***** it says ********* in Argentina. :D

*Ljubica*
07-04-2006, 02:20 PM
:haha: Spoken like a real mother. ;)
He ussualy looks very p***** with himself. Save for the ocasional incident with an on court clock. :D

Most of what Gaudio says on court is in my dictionary. I do own a super dictionary, you would need two trucks to move the thing and I put my lifesavings down to pay for it. :o But it has almost every word you could imagine in it. It also tells me whether it's typical for a certain country. So when Gaudio screams ***** it says ********* in Argentina. :D
Even THOSE words :eek: I admit I'm better at the Argentine colloquial swear words - don't know too many of the real Spanish ones - though I'm sure I could learn with the right teacher :) Just need a Spanish tennis coach to teach me them!!!

And - don't worry - I'm not a cruel Mum and I wouldn't really slap David - just send him to bed without his supper or something!!!

FerrersLinda
07-04-2006, 02:39 PM
Even THOSE words :eek: I admit I'm better at the Argentine colloquial swear words - don't know too many of the real Spanish ones - though I'm sure I could learn with the right teacher :) Just need a Spanish tennis coach to teach me them!!!

And - don't worry - I'm not a cruel Mum and I wouldn't really slap David - just send him to bed without his supper or something!!!

:lol: Poor David, no salad and powershake today, to bed early. Just so mom and dad have the evening for themselves. ;)

Love it how you can turn everything into a story about Javi. Sounds like you are "in like" a lot. :angel:

*Ljubica*
07-04-2006, 02:43 PM
:lol: Poor David, no salad and powershake today, to bed early. Just so mom and dad have the evening for themselves. ;)

Love it how you can turn everything into a story about Javi. Sounds like you are "in like" a lot. :angel:
:o You caught me out - I am more than "in like" - I am thinking about him far, FAR too much :o it's very embarrassing for a mature woman of my age! But I promise I will be a good girl in the future and not mention his name for at least a week!!!

FerrersLinda
07-04-2006, 03:39 PM
:o You caught me out - I am more than "in like" - I am thinking about him far, FAR too much :o it's very embarrassing for a mature woman of my age! But I promise I will be a good girl in the future and not mention his name for at least a week!!!

No need. I admit I don't mind talking about him at all. :cool: Pretty soon you will get to see the man of your dreams again. Are you going to ask him out this time Rosie? You can disguise it as an attempt to get Javi to blog on here.

*Ljubica*
07-04-2006, 04:29 PM
No need. I admit I don't mind talking about him at all. :cool: Pretty soon you will get to see the man of your dreams again. Are you going to ask him out this time Rosie? You can disguise it as an attempt to get Javi to blog on here.
No - sorry - I'm an old-fashoned girl :o I know it's not very 21st century but I could never ask a man out :o Guess I could trap him in the lift in the Hotel or something though :p

FerrersLinda
07-04-2006, 04:33 PM
No - sorry - I'm an old-fashoned girl :o I know it's not very 21st century but I could never ask a man out :o Guess I could trap him in the lift in the Hotel or something though :p

You are right, that's a way more civilized, old-fashioned kinda way to do it. :ignore: :lol:

LaTenista
07-04-2006, 05:22 PM
:rolls:

My dictionary is quite tame compared to yours Linda but then it is a paperback I can easily lift. ;)

Only time I asked a guy out it was for a Sadie Hawkins dance (where the girls are supposed to ask the guys) and that didn't work out so I went dateless. :tape:

:awww: Don't send David to bed without dinner. There's not an ounce of fat on him. Instead take away his reading material.

*Ljubica*
07-04-2006, 05:33 PM
:rolls:

My dictionary is quite tame compared to yours Linda but then it is a paperback I can easily lift. ;)

Only time I asked a guy out it was for a Sadie Hawkins dance (where the girls are supposed to ask the guys) and that didn't work out so I went dateless. :tape:

:awww: Don't send David to bed without dinner. There's not an ounce of fat on him. Instead take away his reading material.
:awww: OK - he can have dinner - might even let him watch the football on TV as I'm a nice person really. As for this Sadie Hawkins thing - think I would have stayed at home - I'm not shy at all - but I just couldn't ask a guy out :o Even the thought scares me!

LaTenista
07-04-2006, 05:56 PM
:awww: OK - he can have dinner - might even let him watch the football on TV as I'm a nice person really. As for this Sadie Hawkins thing - think I would have stayed at home - I'm not shy at all - but I just couldn't ask a guy out :o Even the thought scares me!

I've always been shy. :o That was the one and only Sadie Hawkins dance I ever went to - ended up spending most of the night in the restroom. :o :o I usually only talk to guys who talk to me first so I guess it's no surprise I can count the number of dates I've had on both hands. :tape: :o :help:

*Ljubica*
07-04-2006, 06:37 PM
I've always been shy. :o That was the one and only Sadie Hawkins dance I ever went to - ended up spending most of the night in the restroom. :o :o I usually only talk to guys who talk to me first so I guess it's no surprise I can count the number of dates I've had on both hands. :tape: :o :help:
:awww: Like I said - I'm not shy at all but I still won't ask any guy out on a date - tennis coach or not!!! Who was Sadie Hawkins by the way

alisia
07-04-2006, 07:53 PM
Do you have a brother Isa? Both myself & my best friend have ended up with our brother's best mates!! Alcohol also helps, I think vodka was involved when I hooked up with my fella but that was years ago :devil: But like you I have never asked a guy out unlike a friend of mine who did just that & ended up getting married 3 months later & they are still together 12 years & 3 kids later.

LaTenista
07-04-2006, 08:54 PM
:awww: Like I said - I'm not shy at all but I still won't ask any guy out on a date - tennis coach or not!!! Who was Sadie Hawkins by the way

Apparently Miss Hawkins was a bold teenage girl who asked out a boy eons ago when that sort of thing was unheard of :shrug: At my high school they always had the dance right around Valentine's Day which I thought was :cuckoo: as there are no ties between her & that holiday.

*Ljubica*
07-04-2006, 09:03 PM
Apparently Miss Hawkins was a bold teenage girl who asked out a boy eons ago when that sort of thing was unheard of :shrug: At my high school they always had the dance right around Valentine's Day which I thought was :cuckoo: as there are no ties between her & that holiday.
Ok - thanks for telling me! What a brave lady she was - wonder what happened to her? I guess perhaps they have the dance around Valentine's Day because it saves the school organising two dances - so they get them over with at the same time! I went to an all girls' school - VERY strict private school - no boys allowed :unsure: so we didn't have these problems. Did mean it wasn't so easy to meet boys when I was 14 or 15, but in a variation of Ali's brother theme - I don't have a brother myself, but my best friend from schooldays had an elder brother who went to the local all boys' school, and so I was always round at her house because he always had his mates round :haha: My first boyfriend was her brother's best mate. Ah well - guess I should go and do a few things in the house now it's got cool enough to do them - speak to you tomorrow I'm sure. Take care :wavey:

LaTenista
07-04-2006, 09:10 PM
Do you have a brother Isa? Both myself & my best friend have ended up with our brother's best mates!! Alcohol also helps, I think vodka was involved when I hooked up with my fella but that was years ago :devil: But like you I have never asked a guy out unlike a friend of mine who did just that & ended up getting married 3 months later & they are still together 12 years & 3 kids later.

I do have a brother, he's 2 years younger and lives in Wisconsin with his wife. I don't get on with them so I don't see myself ever liking any of his friends.

I don't get to drink much - here in America you have to drive everywhere and DUI is a crime.

One of my co-workers asked out the man that is now her 3rd husband.

alisia
07-04-2006, 09:42 PM
Drink driving is a crime here too but I had a taxi ie my dad when I was younger. I thought my boyfriend was a mamma's boy & really didn't like him at all when we were younger then I went to uni as they say the rest is history. I still think he's a mamma's boy but that's because he is 1/2 Italian.

alisia
06-22-2007, 10:50 AM
Ok so the draw is out & like the sad person I am I listened to Wimbledon radio :o David's got Roitman in the 1st round which should be a gimme I hope :D