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Novak Djokovic - US OPEN 2006 Thread!

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MilanDokic
08-16-2006, 09:55 PM
NEXT UP for Nole is the US Open 2006!

Last year he reached the third round in Flushing Meadows!

Scotso
08-16-2006, 11:27 PM
Let's hope he makes the QF or better... would be nice :D

Maria_Maria
08-20-2006, 06:49 PM
I couldn't agree more!

I only wish he will have resoved all of his health issues by August 28!

Björki
08-20-2006, 07:19 PM
good luck to Nole :bounce:

Anne-Claire
08-20-2006, 07:47 PM
Allez Nole :banana:

JustDoIt
08-20-2006, 07:49 PM
Fot the first time he will be seeded at GS ! Good luck Novache :D

Scotso
08-20-2006, 11:23 PM
Seeded :worship:

At least no Federer in the first round :D

TMJordan
08-21-2006, 12:55 AM
Good Luck Nole at this years USO!

Hopefully he gets a nice draw in the first couple of rounds because hes seeded!

uglyamerican
08-21-2006, 01:47 AM
Seeded :worship:

At least no Federer in the first round :D

Or second. Or third.


Do any of these possible third round match-ups excite anyone?

Stepanek (to avenge only final set tie-break loss)
Roddick (bad match-up for Nole, methinks)
Gonzalez (RG rematch)
Ancic (USO rematch)
Ferrer (only meeting in 2004 on clay)
Berdych (never played)
Nieminen (Nole should be large favorite)
Haas (another RG rematch)

if Ancic drops out,

Hewitt


Hmmm. I knew Nole had played many top players, but I didn't think it was almost all of them.

uglyamerican
08-21-2006, 01:48 AM
And don't say, "I don't want to think that far ahead," or "aren't you getting ahead of yourself." Don't be a pooper.

uglyamerican
08-21-2006, 01:54 AM
And then there's the possibility that Novak slots against Ancic in the third round, Ancic withdraws late, and Novak gets the 33rd seed, Bjorkman.

savesthedizzle
08-21-2006, 02:17 AM
Didn't Ancic already say he wasn't playing the USO? I thought there was a thread in GM about a week ago already... :sad:

uglyamerican
08-21-2006, 02:48 AM
Didn't Ancic already say he wasn't playing the USO? I thought there was a thread in GM about a week ago already... :sad:

It's not official, yet.

savesthedizzle
08-21-2006, 03:14 AM
It's not official, yet.



I wouldn't really include Ancic in any theories, that's all. Last I heard it's highly unlikely he'll play. :shrug:

Scotso
08-21-2006, 03:43 AM
If Ancic did play, I'd love Nole to be in his section. :p I doubt after being off so many weeks that Ancic would make the 3rd round.

Stepanek or Nieminen would be good as well.

Grenouille
08-21-2006, 07:59 AM
Ajde Nole

Scotso
08-21-2006, 02:23 PM
Ajde Nole

:wavey: :bounce:

Maria_Maria
08-23-2006, 04:00 PM
Is anybody going to join me in waiting for the draw to be publishe od the web site?

Scotso
08-23-2006, 05:39 PM
Shouldn't it have been published by now? :fiery:

Maria_Maria
08-23-2006, 05:45 PM
Exactly!

Maria_Maria
08-23-2006, 05:59 PM
It's out!!!

Maria_Maria
08-23-2006, 06:01 PM
It's out!!!

Men's Singles - First Round Section 3

Marcos Baghdatis CYP (8)
vs.
Alexander Waske GER

Andrei Pavel ROM
vs.
Andre Agassi USA





QUALIFIER
vs.
Filippo Volandri ITA

Thomas Johansson SWE
vs.
Sebastien Grosjean FRA (30)





Fernando Verdasco ESP (22)
vs.
Fabrice Santoro FRA

Mariano Zabaleta ARG
vs.
QUALIFIER





QUALIFIER
vs.
Alberto Martin ESP

Florent Serra FRA
vs.
Andy Roddick USA (9)





Lleyton Hewitt AUS (15)
vs.
Albert Montanes ESP

Kevin Kim USA
vs.
Jan Hernych CZE





Mardy Fish USA
vs.
Simon Greul GER

Donald Young USA
vs.
Novak Djokovic SCG (20)





Richard Gasquet FRA (25)
vs.
Phillip Simmonds USA

Gilles Simon FRA
vs.
Daniele Bracciali ITA





QUALIFIER
vs.
Fernando Vicente ESP

Feliciano Lopez ESP
vs.
Ivan Ljubicic CRO (3)

Björki
08-23-2006, 06:07 PM
not that bad. good luck to Nole :bounce:

ezekiel
08-23-2006, 06:15 PM
what a draw, Donald Young :o will they put him on the center court now :eek: they could say it's the future of tennis or something :devil:

uglyamerican
08-23-2006, 06:46 PM
The Donald! That's amusing.

CassL
08-23-2006, 06:53 PM
I guess his draw is okay. Donald Young should be no problem considering that he hasn't won an ATP match yet.

uglyamerican
08-23-2006, 06:57 PM
I'm smelling a Novak v Roddick QF

Yeu Tzuoo Wang
08-23-2006, 07:42 PM
Donald Young get ready to succumb to a 6/0 6/0 6/0 loss. :D

ezekiel
08-23-2006, 07:46 PM
It's fairly tough after Donald, Mardy Fish (they may put this match on main courts ) and then Hewitt who hasn't been in form but then Novak has only played 2 matches on hard court this summer.

Anne-Claire
08-23-2006, 07:49 PM
Nole during a practice session yesterday @ USO

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/2898/novakke8.jpg

If you're interested my friend put a little video of Nole @ Youtube

:)

MilanDokic
08-23-2006, 07:51 PM
He looks like he is 23-year-old :)

Anne-Claire
08-23-2006, 07:53 PM
exactly he looks older!!

Maria_Maria
08-23-2006, 08:45 PM
Anne-Claire, I can't seem to find the video?

Do you how did she name it by any chance?

Thanx :bigwave:

Maria_Maria
08-23-2006, 08:48 PM
Saw it on your web page, it's great :)

savesthedizzle
08-23-2006, 08:51 PM
Is anyone else scared of Mardy Fish in round 2 because erm... I am. I'm very scared. Mardy Fish... in America... will probably be in a stadium... I don't like it one bit. :shrug: Mardy plays his best on his home soil and I've seen him play this summer and he looked good. I've also seen Nole play and he was far from his best. So, once Nole gets past THAT I'll look further down his draw but for right now I'm not looking past Mardy.

Anne-Claire
08-23-2006, 08:56 PM
Saw it on your web page, it's great :)

OK cool ;)

uglyamerican
08-23-2006, 11:17 PM
Is anyone else scared of Mardy Fish in round 2 because erm... I am. I'm very scared. Mardy Fish... in America... will probably be in a stadium... I don't like it one bit. :shrug: Mardy plays his best on his home soil and I've seen him play this summer and he looked good. I've also seen Nole play and he was far from his best. So, once Nole gets past THAT I'll look further down his draw but for right now I'm not looking past Mardy.

Fish could be challenging. Novak certainly shouldn't look past him. Mardy has played relatively well, but Gonzo didn't have much trouble exploiting his weaknesses. It's certainly possible that Fish could beat Nole, but if Nole were to play his best he would win in 3 sets.

PennyThePenguin
08-24-2006, 02:26 AM
grand slams are always tricky but I guess nole's got a decent draw so :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: take america!!!! :p

ezekiel
08-24-2006, 02:47 AM
Is anyone else scared of Mardy Fish in round 2 because erm... I am. I'm very scared. Mardy Fish... in America... will probably be in a stadium... I don't like it one bit. :shrug: Mardy plays his best on his home soil and I've seen him play this summer and he looked good. I've also seen Nole play and he was far from his best. So, once Nole gets past THAT I'll look further down his draw but for right now I'm not looking past Mardy.


I am not concerned for him as long as he is healthy and has a positive approach to the game because his skills are there . Yes, Mardy is dangerous and not to be taken lightly but I am confident that Novak can win. Right now I feel he has a chance against anybody but on the other hand I don't expect him to win big games. It's just about growing and learning at this point .

ezekiel
08-24-2006, 02:48 AM
exactly he looks older!!


why , is he growing beard ?

savesthedizzle
08-24-2006, 03:04 AM
He seems to let the facial hair grow every year around USO time. :rolls:

Scotso
08-24-2006, 03:58 AM
He looks older than usual but certainly not 23 :p

Mardy hasn't been doing well lately. Nole should certainly get to the third round where Lleyton could be trouble... but is certainly beatable.

Novak Dj
08-24-2006, 06:13 AM
It could be much tougher...

savesthedizzle
08-24-2006, 11:32 AM
It could be much tougher...


He's in a section with Roddick, Baghdatis, Gasquet and Ljubicic. Only Federer would make that any tougher.

Radalek
08-24-2006, 12:55 PM
He's in a section with Roddick, Baghdatis, Gasquet and Ljubicic. Only Federer would make that any tougher.

You missed Hewitt.But he's VERY doubtfull since he was injured.Anyway I think he'll play but won't be at 100% so I think he's pretty much beatable.I wanted to say that when i saw seed list this was EXACTLY the draw that I wanted for him.EXACTLY.I wanted easy first round and he got it with Young.I wanted fairly tougher second and he got it with Mardy.And then I wanted EXACTLY this:
Hewitt
Ljubo
Roddick
Nadal
Federer

And that's EXACTLY how it was :) .I hope he's healthy and capable to play at his best.If he is he'll go deep...

Maria_Maria
08-24-2006, 02:08 PM
Yeap, his healts is the hot issue these days!

Obvioulsy, the conditions on court will influence his game. I hope he plays in the evening session!

VAMOS NOLE!

:bigclap:

ezekiel
08-24-2006, 10:12 PM
do not read John Wertheim report, it's so rude to say the least

Maria_Maria
08-24-2006, 10:55 PM
www.usopen.org

Slotted into perhaps the toughest quarter of the men’s draw, Agassi and Roddick will have to contend with No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic, former US Open champion and No. 15 seed Lleyton Hewitt and No. 20 Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

Hewitt and Djokovic could potentially meet up in Round 3, which could be a problem for Hewitt, according to McEnroe.

“Hewitt is a huge question mark,” McEnroe said. “I’d be very surprised if Djokovic doesn’t get through the third round.”

This sounds great, very positive!

Go Nole!

001
08-24-2006, 10:57 PM
wooooohoooo sounds great!!!!!!!

come on nole!!!!

Maria_Maria
08-24-2006, 11:00 PM
Ciao Nikola!

Sta ima?

001
08-24-2006, 11:03 PM
de si maki! evo nesto radim, na poslu sam zaglavio. Kako je kod tebe? Pratis Noleta uveliko

Maria_Maria
08-24-2006, 11:05 PM
Na poslu u ovo doba? Sta to radis, cime se bavis?

Da, da, pratim po malo. Sta cu kad volim tenis :)

001
08-24-2006, 11:14 PM
Nole during a practice session yesterday @ USO

http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/2898/novakke8.jpg

If you're interested my friend put a little video of Nole @ Youtube

:)


omg! i dont like his beard at all! :cuckoo: it is sooo depresing, like he is trying to look older or something.... :ignore: hope Jelena likes it, otherwise she could leave him to look like that without her! :bolt: hahaha joking....but i dont like it....somehow it doesnt go with his face....hmmm hope he will figure it out by himself if somebody doesnt tell him!!!it's not rude being honest! :)

Jelena!!!! :worship: Now it's ur turn to be good girl!

Or u honey, Jess :inlove: , i know u've been flirting there in cincy.....i forgive u i promise! :armed: :angel: he probably lost because u went home... :wavey:

001
08-24-2006, 11:17 PM
Na poslu u ovo doba? Sta to radis, cime se bavis?

Da, da, pratim po malo. Sta cu kad volim tenis :)


ma privatno nesto sljakam za matorce pisem neke izvestaje, umesto da uzivam na raspustu - kao :D

da da, samo ja sam toliko zauzet ovih dana, ma ovog leta, posle amsterdama me ne pustaju da disem....kao imao si svoj raspust sad malo sljakaj....i ne mogu da se dopisujem puno i da pratim sve....a sad pocinje uso.. valjda cu imati vremena...

makar sam gledao anci u montrealu, sjajno je igrala, i najzad se krece kako treba! prava princezica!

Maria_Maria
08-24-2006, 11:20 PM
Super je ona, tako mi je drago sto je osvojila titulu! Dobro si rekao, princeza!

haha, dobra ti je ova za flertovanje! :)

A sto se USO tice, ja cu pratiti koliko god budem mogla. Eurosport daje od 17.45 do iza ponoci. Ja taman radim do 17.oo!

Scotso
08-24-2006, 11:20 PM
www.usopen.org

Slotted into perhaps the toughest quarter of the men’s draw, Agassi and Roddick will have to contend with No. 3 Ivan Ljubicic, former US Open champion and No. 15 seed Lleyton Hewitt and No. 20 Novak Djokovic of Serbia.

Hewitt and Djokovic could potentially meet up in Round 3, which could be a problem for Hewitt, according to McEnroe.

“Hewitt is a huge question mark,” McEnroe said. “I’d be very surprised if Djokovic doesn’t get through the third round.”

This sounds great, very positive!

Go Nole!

:bounce: vamossssss!

Scotso
08-24-2006, 11:21 PM
do not read John Wertheim report, it's so rude to say the least

now I'm curious...

001
08-24-2006, 11:24 PM
uuuu pa extra pratices opusteno! meni je radno vreme kako se mojima cefne! evo sad zatvaram pa idem kuci...a zvoni mi mob na svaki sek da idem s drustvom na pice....a mrtav sam, nigde one mladalacke energije....hahahaha

ma to je zbog one devojke sto sam bio s njom par meseci pa smo gadnu svadju imali zbog tenisa kad smo bili u amsterdamu, i puko mi film i eto...sad mi je to signature :D da se zna

maki pozdravljam te, iskljucujem se! pisemo se ovih dana! zelim ti lep vikend pred uso....

troicki ispao u drugom kolu kvala, ne znam za bozoljca

001
08-24-2006, 11:25 PM
now I'm curious...


helloo there my friend!!!!!! :wavey:

001
08-24-2006, 11:26 PM
troicki didnt pass secoond round qualies, jess dont cry, u still have me baby

Maria_Maria
08-24-2006, 11:30 PM
troicki didnt pass secoond round qualies, jess dont cry, u still have me baby
:devil:

:wavey: Nikola have fun!

savesthedizzle
08-25-2006, 12:55 AM
omg! i dont like his beard at all! :cuckoo: it is sooo depresing, like he is trying to look older or something.... :ignore: hope Jelena likes it, otherwise she could leave him to look like that without her! :bolt: hahaha joking....but i dont like it....somehow it doesnt go with his face....hmmm hope he will figure it out by himself if somebody doesnt tell him!!!it's not rude being honest! :)

Jelena!!!! :worship: Now it's ur turn to be good girl!

Or u honey, Jess :inlove: , i know u've been flirting there in cincy.....i forgive u i promise! :armed: :angel: he probably lost because u went home... :wavey:


Awww Nikola my love, I was thinking of you the whole time :) :couple:

savesthedizzle
08-25-2006, 12:58 AM
troicki didnt pass secoond round qualies, jess dont cry, u still have me baby


Awwwww good :smooch: I was so sad. I went to qualies today and he was so frustrated and out of 100 people I was the only one clapping for him. :tape: And therefore whenever he won a point he looked at me. :inlove: I think he recognized me from Cincy. But the linespeople were AWFUL. The chair was also awful.. incorrectly overruling things. I was sitting right on the baseline and had a pretty good view of a lot of these awful calls. Viktor was furious. She overruled a point that gave Kubot a break point and that was the end of it for him. :( He was soooo frustrated and disappointed and I just wanted to comfort him :sad: I don't know when I'll get to see Viktor again. :sad:

It was sickening watching Amer Delic today though. I watched a few games and cried, he was playing like such crap. Viktor would have kicked his ass. :sad:

ezekiel
08-25-2006, 01:06 AM
now I'm curious...

low blows by Wertheim :rolleyes:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/jon_wertheim/08/23/mens.seeds/1.html

savesthedizzle
08-25-2006, 01:24 AM
Ah, Worthless at it again. Typical old bitter journalist.

Scotso
08-25-2006, 04:25 AM
I don't really see what he wrote that was awful. He was extremely tame compared to the ESPN commenhaters.

:wavey: 001 ;)

Maria_Maria
08-25-2006, 03:09 PM
I don't really see what he wrote that was awful. He was extremely tame compared to the ESPN commenhaters.

:wavey: 001 ;)

I though it was OK, nothing soooo bad!

Scotso
08-25-2006, 04:52 PM
vamosssssss Noleeeeeeeeeeeeee :bounce:

Maria_Maria
08-25-2006, 06:06 PM
Yeah Nole, kick some b-u-t!

TMJordan
08-26-2006, 06:41 PM
I'm kinda scared about Nole meeting up with Gasquet...

001
08-26-2006, 07:08 PM
I ' m kinda trilled cause it is going to be a good match no matter who wins :D cant wait if it happens :D

Scotso
08-26-2006, 11:09 PM
Simon will beat Gasquet :p :angel:

savesthedizzle
08-27-2006, 12:08 AM
USO = my least favorite slam

ezekiel
08-27-2006, 12:10 AM
Novak starts early and I guess there could be some tv coverage as other matches are nothing special

Grandstand 11:00 AM
1. Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Donald Young (USA)
vs. Novak Djokovic (SCG)[20]

Danika
08-27-2006, 12:11 AM
Good Luck Nole :yeah: !

savesthedizzle
08-27-2006, 12:26 AM
Um, I don't know about you but I think it's pretty clear that Mardy Fish would be televised over Young. And once JHH starts she will be televised. I wouldn't expect anything more than a set point or a tb covered here or there.

ezekiel
08-27-2006, 01:13 AM
Young was televised last year playing against an unknown qualifier on outside courts so I am fairly hopeful

Scotso
08-27-2006, 02:37 AM
Young was televised last year playing against an unknown qualifier on outside courts so I am fairly hopeful

He was even televised in the bloody juniors.

Ajde Nole! Kill him!

belco
08-27-2006, 04:42 PM
ajde nole :D

uglyamerican
08-27-2006, 04:43 PM
As I recall, they just showed a very little bit of the Don's match last year.

savesthedizzle
08-27-2006, 06:00 PM
Come to Wimbledon next year :kiss:


I would love to :smooch:

Björki
08-27-2006, 06:16 PM
how many games will he give a way tomorrow? :)
I say not more than 7 :D

ezekiel
08-27-2006, 06:49 PM
As I recall, they just showed a very little bit of the Don's match last year.

The first set was shown in good proportion but he tanked later so it was switched

ezekiel
08-27-2006, 06:50 PM
how many games will he give a way tomorrow? :)
I say not more than 7 :D

If you are novak fan you just hope he finnishes a match :sad:

savesthedizzle
08-27-2006, 06:53 PM
If you are novak fan you just hope he finnishes a match :sad:


Do you know something about his health that the rest of us dont? It's very cool in NY right now, there is no reason he won't finish a match. He has a problem maybe 3 times a year.

ezekiel
08-27-2006, 07:21 PM
Do you know something about his health that the rest of us dont? It's very cool in NY right now, there is no reason he won't finish a match. He has a problem maybe 3 times a year.

No I don't know anything special but let's be realistic, he has had physical issues that cost him many matches already. It's good though that the weather is more pleasant this week :D

Björki
08-27-2006, 07:22 PM
If you are novak fan you just hope he finnishes a match :sad:
I am his fan and I am just very confident he will win easy.

savesthedizzle
08-27-2006, 07:26 PM
No I don't know anything special but let's be realistic, he has had physical issues that cost him many matches already. It's good though that the weather is more pleasant this week :D


Let's be realistic that his physical issues have not cost him many matches, but rather only a handful. Let us count them together on one hand...

vs. Coria RG 2005
vs. Wawrinka Umag 2006

People say it wasn't an issue in his Cincy match against Serra who were there in person. He WON the Nieminen match when he had problems and also the Monfils match last year at USO. This is talking about his breathing, not shoulder or arm issues that have bothered him elsewhere.

It's not like every tournament he has problems that make it impossible to finish. He finishes a majority of the matches he plays without any issues whatsoever. Let's not overexaggerate please.

Björki
08-27-2006, 08:06 PM
Bob Bryan USA (1)
Mike Bryan USA (1)
vs.
Philipp Kohlschreiber GER
Andreas Seppi ITA

Novak Djokovic SCG
Yeu-Tzuoo Wang TPE
vs.
Thomas Johansson SWE
Robert Lindstedt SWE

savesthedizzle
08-27-2006, 08:09 PM
BRING IT ON!

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 12:53 AM
it's been very humid in toronto today as well as cloudy and rainy and I am guessing in NY as well. Novak must get prepared to handle the heat :fiery: Drink plenty of water tonight ;)

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 01:04 AM
Let's be realistic that his physical issues have not cost him many matches, but rather only a handful. Let us count them together on one hand...

vs. Coria RG 2005
vs. Wawrinka Umag 2006

People say it wasn't an issue in his Cincy match against Serra who were there in person. He WON the Nieminen match when he had problems and also the Monfils match last year at USO. This is talking about his breathing, not shoulder or arm issues that have bothered him elsewhere.

It's not like every tournament he has problems that make it impossible to finish. He finishes a majority of the matches he plays without any issues whatsoever. Let's not overexaggerate please.

I know he lost against Stepanek in Rotterdam due to something physical, I watched it ,it wasn't heat but something related. And of course who can forget Nadal match @ RG and Ancic match @ Wimbledon wasn't really clean for him either .

Other matches I haven't seen but suspect of him losing due to physical issues is in AO vs Goldstein, Coria @ Miami and 2 matches on clay in Barcelona and Rome against obscure claycourters. I think I followed all these matches through scoreboard and what was a similarity in all of them is quick and precipitous losing of games after leding in most of them .

savesthedizzle
08-28-2006, 02:06 AM
it's been very humid in toronto today as well as cloudy and rainy and I am guessing in NY as well. Novak must get prepared to handle the heat :fiery: Drink plenty of water tonight ;)


It has been rainy but not hot. :rolleyes: Very cool, in the low 70s. And it is supposed to be cool and rainy all day tomorrow still.

Scotso
08-28-2006, 03:56 AM
I really wish Nole would have played with Verdasco again. :sad: That was like, the most awesomest team ever. :D

VAMOS NOLE! We know you will give him hell tomorrow.

uglyamerican
08-28-2006, 04:05 AM
Wang is cool. They played against each other in the Wimbledon '04 Qualifying.

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 04:42 AM
It has been rainy but not hot. :rolleyes: Very cool, in the low 70s. And it is supposed to be cool and rainy all day tomorrow still.

Here it was rainy just a little bit and that created a lot of humidity. I went out to a department store and I was sweating all over :o . Hopefully Novak is aware of this and drinks plenty of water before the match :wavey:

Maria_Maria
08-28-2006, 08:40 AM
20- NOVAK DJOKOVIC V. DONALD YOUNG

Do you know what I like about U.S. phenom Young? He's keeping his nose to grindstone, even when he's been told that he's been brought up too fast. You have to love his willingness to go back to the juniors, compete in the USTA Super National 18s earlier this month and win it again. When the going gets tough, he's not afraid to turn over the drawing board and test himself against his peers. That attitude highlights a very competitive spirit.

The young lefty does have weapons, starting with his touch, speed and a decent forehand. But he's nowhere close to Serbian teen Djokovic's level yet, as the righty has huge weapons from the backcourt, moves well and has already showed himself to be comfortable playing the big boys. Unfortunately for Young, the Serb is just the type of player he doesn't want to face: a mentally and technically steady sort who can torch the ball. Young will acquit himself well, but will won't win a set.

www.usopen.org

Maria_Maria
08-28-2006, 08:42 AM
MARDY FISH V. SIMON GRUEL

Two years ago, Olympic silver medalist Fish came into this tournament red hot and with the hopes of storming to the second week. How things can change very quickly. A brutal wrist injury took him out of play most of last year and part of this year, but the all-courter has done a nice job of working his way back into the top 60. Now will see whether or not his coach, Todd Martin, can instill enough confidence in him to make a minor run here. Fish certainly has the physical tools to do so, it's whether he believes that he belongs back in the top 20 again that matters.

Greul is a German grinder who has posted some decent results on the Challenger circuit this year, but has down little else that's impressive. This is a perfect match-up for Fish if he comes out firing and makes sure to take advantage of his solid volleying skills and excellent returns. Fish will win this match in four sets, but we will really know where his level is when he faces Djokovic in the second round.

www.usopen.org

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 12:27 PM
The good news is that there should no rain delays or minimal possibility of one, the bad news is that humidity may be an issue :(
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/hourbyhour/USNY1000?from=36hr_topnav_business

Scotso
08-28-2006, 04:41 PM
Well there is a rain delay.

Hopefully Nole will get on the court soon, and off in an hour. ;)

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 05:06 PM
rain delay for an hour but should start soon and hopefully not much delays today

Scotso
08-28-2006, 05:17 PM
Well I was going to stay here to follow Nole's match, but I'm getting way too bored sitting here waiting. BBL :wavey:

ajde Nole!

Björki
08-28-2006, 05:37 PM
I'm watching Nole :dance:
lucky you.... I have Henin on TV :fiery:

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 05:43 PM
wtf Novak, 1-3 :o

Will they put in on tv at least now ?

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 05:45 PM
2-3 :o

I knew he should have played last week, you don't go into a major playing no matches on the surface :mad:

CassL
08-28-2006, 05:51 PM
WTF is happenning?! Nole better wake up fast.

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 05:53 PM
I just don't know why he didn't enter new haven last week. He has played only 2 matches in a month and on hard courts :confused:

CassL
08-28-2006, 05:54 PM
this is so embarrassing.

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 06:00 PM
why is usa showing a boring justine match when they could show a first set won by donald :o

silverwhite
08-28-2006, 06:09 PM
Fight, Novak!

Björki
08-28-2006, 06:10 PM
Nole breaks *2-0 :banana:

Saumon
08-28-2006, 06:22 PM
why am I not surprised he lost the 1st set? :rolleyes: well as a Safin fan I'm used to deal with this kind of oaffing :o

silverwhite
08-28-2006, 06:26 PM
He holds after being down 15-40 :banana:

Björki
08-28-2006, 06:28 PM
5-2*

how is young playing?

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 06:31 PM
why the hell is this match not on tv?
I thought people hyped Donald :mad:

Saumon
08-28-2006, 06:34 PM
:help: :help: :help:

Björki
08-28-2006, 06:35 PM
Nole 6-3

Björki
08-28-2006, 06:35 PM
my TB score in TT was 6-0 6-1 6-2 :haha:

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 06:35 PM
1 sp
4-6, 6-3
Hajde :D :worship: :bounce:

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 06:38 PM
3 bp for Novak :eek:

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 06:39 PM
and an easy break early 4-6,6-3,1-0

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 06:42 PM
2-0
30-0

Novak seems to be settling in now and sailing ;)

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 06:43 PM
break at love now, 3-0
Novak has woken up

CassL
08-28-2006, 07:08 PM
4-6 6-3 6-0 2-0

Come on, Nole. Give another bagel to make up for that horribly embarrasing first set loss to Young.

Björki
08-28-2006, 07:09 PM
Nole *3-0 :banana:

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 07:12 PM
4-0 :)
2 more games

CassL
08-28-2006, 07:22 PM
Well, a breadstick will do.


Congrats Nole, but next time, don't give me a heartache. I seriously thought something was wrong with the scoreboard when Young was winning that first set.

ezekiel
08-28-2006, 07:23 PM
Yeah me too, gave me some discomfort . He hasn't played enough practice , only 2 matches in the last month so that's why he struggles but he picked it up in time

uglyamerican
08-28-2006, 07:28 PM
I thought people hyped Donald :mad:


Not really.

Saumon
08-28-2006, 07:53 PM
bagel and breadstick :D
ohhh Nole's the 1st player qualified for the second round! :p

Anne-Claire
08-28-2006, 08:03 PM
Congrats NOLE :woohoo:

Björki
08-28-2006, 08:19 PM
Nole :yeah:

JustDoIt
08-28-2006, 08:59 PM
Nole :bounce:

_sanja_
08-28-2006, 09:29 PM
bravo nole!!:D

I watched the last 2 sets...not bad game by Nole, but Young was playing awful...he really shows his age.otherwise he could be much better if he tidy up things in his head:p

čini mi se da će nole daleko da dogura ovaj put...ajde nole!!!:)

uglyamerican
08-29-2006, 01:30 AM
Unless I missed something on the schedule Novak will have the whole day off Tuesday.

Scotso
08-29-2006, 02:30 AM
Can someone here tell me why everyone hates Young?
I know about the media hype in the US etc. But what has he actually said?

That people don't like him because he's better. That it's okay if people beat him in pros, he can go back to juniors and crush everyone. Etc. Etc. He's a total ass.

Scotso
08-29-2006, 02:31 AM
Pretty good win, Nole. Although I could do without the first set, you redeemed yourself with the 6-3 6-0 6-1.

Good luck against Fish.... he didn't look very impressive today! :D

ezekiel
08-29-2006, 02:39 AM
He will now play Mardy Fish and that should be higher profile match probably on one of showcourts as well as televised a bit. Saw an interview with Mardy and well he knows Novak and his game and he respects it, it's so nice that he is already respected by his peers

Danika
08-29-2006, 02:58 AM
Pretty good win, Nole. Although I could do without the first set, you redeemed yourself with the 6-3 6-0 6-1.

Good luck against Fish.... he didn't look very impressive today! :D
I agree with you :yeah: .Good luck in the next round Nole :bounce:

PennyThePenguin
08-29-2006, 03:50 AM
good job nole! fry the fish!!

savesthedizzle
08-29-2006, 03:55 AM
I didn't expect you to lose a set to Young... now I'm even MORE scared about Fish than I was before. :sad:

16681
08-29-2006, 05:18 AM
Sorry I'm a little late getting in here, but congrats to Nole on his win :)
And fried Fish sounds good to me also :devil: :p

Grenouille
08-29-2006, 08:21 AM
Good Luck Nole

001
08-29-2006, 09:13 AM
i think that we shouldnt be worried about nole's match vs Fish cause lost set against Young was just because nole was nervous, u all saw how he gave lesson to young after it. He didnt give him any chance! nole made a lot of unforced erros which is the result of aggressive game.... but as he said, he should take only positive things from match and go into second round more focused and selfconfident! i think it was also a litle bit of presure on him cause we were all expecting from him to win easily first round....

jess dont worry, everything is going to be allright.... kiss

Scotso
08-29-2006, 01:34 PM
I didn't expect you to lose a set to Young... now I'm even MORE scared about Fish than I was before. :sad:

I saw a bit of the Fish match, and he was playing rather poorly.

savesthedizzle
08-29-2006, 01:59 PM
i think that we shouldnt be worried about nole's match vs Fish cause lost set against Young was just because nole was nervous, u all saw how he gave lesson to young after it. He didnt give him any chance! nole made a lot of unforced erros which is the result of aggressive game.... but as he said, he should take only positive things from match and go into second round more focused and selfconfident! i think it was also a litle bit of presure on him cause we were all expecting from him to win easily first round....

jess dont worry, everything is going to be allright.... kiss


:smooch: You're right. :kiss: :kiss:

Novak Dj
08-29-2006, 03:39 PM
Well done Nole. Young Young (what will be his surname in 50 years? ;) ) won his 1st set on big tournament, Nole won match, everyone pleased. Good luck in 2nd round against Fish. Courts are very fast, Fish spends a lot of time on net, but I hope Nole will get used on it, reach 3rd round and become top20 player. Good luck Nole!

chewy
08-29-2006, 05:58 PM
good stuff Nole, gd luck in rd 2 :yeah:

Scotso
08-30-2006, 04:17 AM
With all the rain, I'm very glad Nole played the first day.

ezekiel
08-30-2006, 04:26 AM
of course, he can prepare and rest for thursday but it's a really crappy weather looking forward, there is rain posibility almost every day :(

savesthedizzle
08-30-2006, 11:41 AM
So who else is absolutely thrilled Nole got in his first match on Monday and doesn't have to deal with all this USO hoopla going on yesterday and doesn't have to worry about catching up with his matches :p

Maria_Maria
08-30-2006, 11:44 AM
For what it's worth, I am!

Due to this slamboni/towels hoopla I got to see yesterday everything I missed on Monday. Even the end of Nole's 1R match!

savesthedizzle
08-30-2006, 11:45 AM
For what it's worth, I am!

Due to this slamboni/towels hoopla I got to see yesterday everything I missed on Monday. Even the end of Nole's 1R match!


I still didn't get to see Nole. They showed us Vaidisova and Agassi :p

Maria_Maria
08-30-2006, 11:53 AM
I have a lot of respect for Agassi, but I must admit: he has started to get on my nervs a bit :D

The man is crying like a girl!

Nole looked good though, very focused. Except for the first set obviously. I was so amused when I heard that it's all because he didn't expect to go on court soon and he ate something! :eek:

savesthedizzle
08-30-2006, 11:55 AM
I have a lot of respect for Agassi, but I must admit: he has started to get on my nervs a bit :D

The man is crying like a girl!

Nole looked good though, very focused. Except for the first set obviously. I was so amused when I heard that it's all because he didn't expect to go on court soon and he ate something! :eek:

:lol: Is that why?

Good I'm glad he looked good after that first set!!! I hope he destroys Mardy Fish :D It'll be hard though... really hard :( But Fish had problems with Greul... so... I have faith in Nole. :D


Agassi is getting on my nerves because he has very feminine legs. I don't know why they are hairless or why he insists on wearing really low socks, but when they show his legs on TV I think "WOMAN". :shrug:

Maria_Maria
08-30-2006, 11:57 AM
:lol: Is that why?

Good I'm glad he looked good after that first set!!! I hope he destroys Mardy Fish :D It'll be hard though... really hard :( But Fish had problems with Greul... so... I have faith in Nole. :D


Agassi is getting on my nerves because he has very feminine legs. I don't know why they are hairless or why he insists on wearing really low socks, but when they show his legs on TV I think "WOMAN". :shrug:

EXACTLY! That's what I KEEP SAYING to people! He has girly-girl legs and cries like a girl!

Steffie is the man in the house! :devil:

savesthedizzle
08-30-2006, 11:59 AM
EXACTLY! That's what I KEEP SAYING to people! He has girly-girl legs and cries like a girl!

Steffie is the man in the house! :devil:


She probably is :p

Ughhhhhhhh Friday-Saturday more rain because of stupid hurricane Ernesto. :rolleyes:

Maria_Maria
08-30-2006, 12:00 PM
And for the first time in history, we''ll have a 3 weeks USO...

PennyThePenguin
08-30-2006, 01:31 PM
And for the first time in history, we''ll have a 3 weeks USO...


ahhh...prolonging our agony? or making us wait for happiness :)

Saumon
08-30-2006, 01:38 PM
So who else is absolutely thrilled Nole got in his first match on Monday and doesn't have to deal with all this USO hoopla going on yesterday and doesn't have to worry about catching up with his matches :p
me me!!!

he was the 1st player qualified for the 2nd round, I wonder how many days after him there will be the last player qualified :rolleyes:

PennyThePenguin
08-30-2006, 01:46 PM
me me!!!

he was the 1st player qualified for the 2nd round, I wonder how many days after him there will be the last player qualified :rolleyes:


a week maybe :tape:

Saumon
08-30-2006, 09:16 PM
Wang ate a bagel :angel: :p

Saumon
08-31-2006, 01:09 AM
Singles:
Grandstand 11:00 AM
1. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Tommy Robredo (ESP)[6] vs. Hyung-Taik Lee (KOR)

followed by
2. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Emma Laine (FIN) vs. Elena Dementieva (RUS)[4]

3. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Mardy Fish (USA) vs. Novak Djokovic (SCG)[20]

Doubles:
Court 9 11:00 AM
1. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Aravane Rezai (FRA) vs. Lucie Safarova (CZE)

followed by
2. Men's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Marco Chiudinelli (SUI) vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP)

3. Women's Singles - 2nd Rnd.
Youlia Fedossova (FRA) vs. Kaia Kanepi (EST)

4. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Michael Kohlmann (GER)[16]/Alexander Waske (GER)[16] vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP)/Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)

5. Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Novak Djokovic (SCG)/Yeu-Tzuoo Wang (TPE) vs. Thomas Johansson (SWE)/Robert Lindstedt (SWE)

PennyThePenguin
08-31-2006, 02:10 AM
damn. 3am. cheer him on for me people!!!

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 02:34 AM
hey guys , check the torrent thread in GM and try to seed Novak vs Donald match. I am at around 15 % now and I'll be seeding it for awhile

Scotso
08-31-2006, 02:55 AM
C'mon Nole! Spank the Fishy one!

Scotso
08-31-2006, 02:56 AM
I can't stand Agassi, never could. He's such a primadonna.

TMJordan
08-31-2006, 03:33 AM
Good Luck Nole, beat Mardy!

TMJordan
08-31-2006, 03:58 AM
Oh and since Fish is American do you think USA will brodcast the match?

savesthedizzle
08-31-2006, 04:01 AM
Oh and since Fish is American do you think USA will brodcast the match?


Probabaly only if it is close and if the other matches at that time are boring. Otherwise maybe a game here a game there. :shrug:

TMJordan
08-31-2006, 04:11 AM
Probabaly only if it is close and if the other matches at that time are boring. Otherwise maybe a game here a game there. :shrug:

Dammit, it looks like Serena Williams will be playing at the same time, and we know what that means. :mad:

Honestly Nole/Fish is a WAY better match than Serena vs whoever, like shit we saw her today :mad:

uglyamerican
08-31-2006, 09:31 AM
Dammit, it looks like Serena Williams will be playing at the same time, and we know what that means. :mad:

Honestly Nole/Fish is a WAY better match than Serena vs whoever, like shit we saw her today :mad:


vs. Hantuchova. I always like to see her on my TV. :inlove:

Maria_Maria
08-31-2006, 09:39 AM
Hey Joe!

I miss your comment in here!

Saumon
08-31-2006, 01:18 PM
omg, he's alive! :p

silverwhite
08-31-2006, 01:20 PM
Good luck against Fish, Novak! :yeah:

Saumon
08-31-2006, 01:35 PM
omg Pookie's alive too! :p

savesthedizzle
08-31-2006, 01:43 PM
I'll have coverage of Nole's match, but I'm probably going to be out playing soccer :sad:


:sad:

Don't hurt yourself :ras: Don't hurt yourself MORE I should say :p

Andreev22
08-31-2006, 01:52 PM
Good Luck Nole!!! why can't anyone get coverage of nole's match.

silverwhite
08-31-2006, 03:46 PM
omg Pookie's alive too! :p

I know, right?!

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 03:54 PM
Is anybody interested to download Novak vs Donald 1st round? It's the video I downloaded from torrents but it took so long so I may upload to a fast download site . It's about 1.36 GB

It's an interesting match but best of all there is no commentary and you can hear the crowds and players :wavey:

Saumon
08-31-2006, 04:48 PM
Good Luck Nole!!! why can't anyone get coverage of nole's match.
adam said he will, it must be part of the plan of GB to make him become Brit :tape: ;)

001
08-31-2006, 05:34 PM
well....i will sit in front of tv and watch esp, last time they showed a few pts from match nole vs young so there can be slight chance to show again few pts from tonights match....
anyway i am sure it will be great match to watch for those who can....

good luck nole! i am sure that everything is going to be allright!

kisses for my two girls, Jess and Maria :D

and to all others!

Nikola

Maria_Maria
08-31-2006, 06:50 PM
Niki :smooch:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:00 PM
Elena just finished spanking her opponent. Nole is up next! :D

Björki
08-31-2006, 08:02 PM
lets go Nole :bounce:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:02 PM
omg Pookie's alive too! :p

:sad:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:03 PM
lets go Nole :bounce:

:yippee:

Saumon
08-31-2006, 08:14 PM
:sad:
:confused:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:23 PM
15-40 :rolleyes:

30-40... c'mon Nole...

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:23 PM
:confused:

:wavey:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:26 PM
1-0* Nole :D

now break him!

Saumon
08-31-2006, 08:28 PM
:wavey:
:kiss:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:32 PM
1-1

how are you Gabs?

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:33 PM
2-1* Nole

break him!

Saumon
08-31-2006, 08:38 PM
how are you Gabs?
good and you my love? :inlove:

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 08:38 PM
2-2
I really hope Novak starts better than against Donald. I watched 2 sets of that match and he was spraying a lot of balls and lacked some of his power. Hajde Novak :)

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:39 PM
I'm okay. Many people on this board are really getting on my nerves lately with their bullshit.

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:39 PM
Nole isn't playing very well... but it's 3-2* anyway.

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 08:40 PM
are you watching the match ?

Saumon
08-31-2006, 08:40 PM
I'm okay. Many people on this board are really getting on my nerves lately with their bullshit.
:awww: who?

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 08:42 PM
damn , Fish is cruising on his serve, tell me Novak is playing with more energy than his first match

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:44 PM
The US Open scoreboard is so terrible! :mad:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:45 PM
I'm not watching it, just looking at the stats... which stupidly disappear after every point and I have to reload them :rolleyes:

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 08:45 PM
I like the scoreboard , what's wrong with it ?

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:46 PM
:awww: who?

too many to name. but especially the people who spend the vast majority of their time saying that Robredo and Davydenko suck and shouldn't be in the top ten. :rolleyes:

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 08:47 PM
In the last hour it was a bit lagging with some matches but now it's better for me at least

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 08:49 PM
tough game for Novak and he wins it
4-3
now make a move on his serve please :bowdown:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:52 PM
Hantuchova is playing well. :D

CassL
08-31-2006, 08:53 PM
Man, why is Mardy holding serve so easily?!

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 08:54 PM
4-4
I don't know why he serves so easy but if the first match is an indication Novak was just lacking energy to move around

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 08:55 PM
finally easy hold for Novak :D

Scotso
08-31-2006, 08:55 PM
5-4*

break him now, please.

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 08:58 PM
Fish is swimming on his serve :rolleyes:
5 all

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:01 PM
40-30...

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:01 PM
6*-5. BREAK HIM DAMNIT! :fiery:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:05 PM
6-6.


Daniela choked :rolleyes:

Saumon
08-31-2006, 09:07 PM
mini break.. allez!!!

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:10 PM
3-1 to 3-4 :rolleyes:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:11 PM
4-4...

silverwhite
08-31-2006, 09:12 PM
Come on, Novak! :)

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:12 PM
6-4....

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 09:12 PM
2 match points , Hajde :devil:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:12 PM
6-5 :tape:

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 09:13 PM
1 mp on serve

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:13 PM
Daniela :help: :lol:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:13 PM
7-6(5) Nole :D

ajde!

ezekiel
08-31-2006, 09:14 PM
7-6(5)
Hajde :bowdown:

silverwhite
08-31-2006, 09:14 PM
:yeah:

CassL
08-31-2006, 09:14 PM
Thank God. :)

Saumon
08-31-2006, 09:17 PM
2 match points , Hajde :devil:
:confused:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:20 PM
How cute, Robredo took a sip of some fan's drink. :D

I hope it wasn't spiked.

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:21 PM
1-1

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:24 PM
Wow Marco takes the 4th set! :D

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:25 PM
Nole had a 88mph second serve to spank on break point and missed it. :rolleyes:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:27 PM
Now they're showing Sharapova! Hurray! I don't know what I'd do without being able to watch EVERY MATCH SHE PLAYS. :rolleyes:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:29 PM
They haven't even mentioned Nole/Fish. I'm convinced they just hate Nole and want to ignore him. They even showed some of Fish's boring first round.

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:30 PM
Fish holds :rolleyes:

7-6(5) 1*-2

CassL
08-31-2006, 09:30 PM
Ugh, Mardy holds.

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:33 PM
I have a headache and am a bit annoyed so I'm going to go. :wavey:

good luck Nole! :D

cheer for me and have a good day, guys.

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:34 PM
7-6(5) 2-2* :D break him!

bye ;)

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:36 PM
NOLE ON TV!!!!!!!

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:36 PM
They switch to the match in time to see Nole get two break points. :D

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:37 PM
One saved with a big ace. :rolleyes:

CassL
08-31-2006, 09:37 PM
Come on, Nole. Break!

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:38 PM
Deuce... nice backhand winner gives Nole another BP.

They're repeating that England crap... saying they need a "safe" place? :lol:

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:38 PM
7-6(5) 3*-2 :D

TMJordan
08-31-2006, 09:39 PM
thats it?

wtf?

CassL
08-31-2006, 09:39 PM
Yes!

TMJordan
08-31-2006, 09:40 PM
lol at calling djoko imature on the court

Scotso
08-31-2006, 09:41 PM
k, I'm really going now ;) :wavey: