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~ Davai Misha in New York, New York ~

Fergie
08-23-2006, 01:48 PM
The Main Draw will be available today ... Davai Misha! :bounce:

Nadie
08-23-2006, 06:36 PM
Misha will face 19th seeded Dominik Hrbaty :eek:

Mara_M
08-23-2006, 07:06 PM
:awww: go misha!!!!!

Fergie
08-24-2006, 03:10 AM
This is awful :sad:

Roger Federer SUI (1) vs Yeu-Tzuoo Wang TPE
Tim Henman GBR vs. Greg Rusedski GBR
Gilles Muller LUX vs Vincent Spadea USA
Scoville Jenkins USA vs. Jonas Bjorkman SWE (29)

Gaston Gaudio ARG (21) vs. Andreas Seppi ITA
Sam Querrey USA vs. Philipp Kohlschreiber GER
Marc Gicquel FRA vs. Christophe Rochus BEL
QUALIFIER vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero ESP (16)

Tomas Berdych CZE (12) vs. Boris Pashanski SCG
Florian Mayer GER vs. QUALIFIER
QUALIFIER vs. QUALIFIER
Igor Kunitsyn RUS vs. Dmitry Tursunov RUS (23)

Agustin Calleri ARG (28) vs. Carlos Moya ESP
Paul-Henri Mathieu FRA vs. QUALIFIER
Teimuraz Gabashvili RUS vs. Marcos Daniel BRA
Juan Monaco ARG vs. James Blake USA (5)


David Nalbandian ARG (4) vs Michael Berrer GER
Robin Vik CZE vs Marat Safin RUS
Guillermo Coria ARG vs Ryan Sweeting USA
Olivier Patience FRA vs Olivier Rochus BEL (26)

Robby Ginepri USA (18) vs Julien Benneteau FRA
Paul Goldstein USA vs QUALIFIER
Wayne Odesnik USA vs Raemon Sluiter NED
Alex Kuznetsov USA vs Tommy Haas GER (14)

Fernando Gonzalez CHI (10) vs QUALIFIER
Jan Hajek CZE vs Lukas Dlouhy CZE
Alessio Di Mauro ITA vs Jurgen Melzer AUT
QUALIFIER vs Andy Murray GBR (17)

Kristof Vliegen BEL (32) vs QUALIFIER
Potito Starace ITA vs QUALIFIER
Nicolas Mahut FRA vs Rainer Schuettler GER
Ramon Delgado PAR vs Nikolay Davydenko RUS (7)


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)


Tommy Robredo ESP (6) vs Flavio Saretta BRA
Hyung-Taik Lee KOR vs Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo ESP
Ivo Karlovic CRO vs Robin Soderling SWE
Stanislas Wawrinka SUI vs Juan Ignacio Chela ARG (31)

Dominik Hrbaty SVK (19) vs Mikhail Youzhny RUS
Nicolas Massu CHI vs Davide Sanguinetti ITA
Oliver Marach AUT vs Justin Gimelstob USA
Nicolas Almagro ESP vs David Ferrer ESP (11)

Jarkko Nieminen FIN (13) vs Xavier Malisse BEL
Bjorn Phau GER vs QUALIFIER
Jiri Novak CZE vs Arnaud Clement FRA
Paradorn Srichaphan THA vs Jose Acasuso ARG (24)

Gael Monfils FRA (27) vs QUALIFIER
Max Mirnyi BLR vs Wesley Moodie RSA
Luis Horna PER vs Guillermo Garcia-Lopez ESP
Mark Philippoussis AUS vs Rafael Nadal ESP (2)

Mara_M
08-25-2006, 01:31 AM
it's not the worst but....:sad:

tashanv
08-28-2006, 01:26 AM
This really is awful!I hate this draw :sad: !Like Mara_M said it's not the worst,but it does suck!

{Annie}
08-28-2006, 07:44 AM
Misha plays Dominator first on Court 6 today at 11 am NY time

DAVAI SWEETIE!!!!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :banana:

Nadie
08-28-2006, 04:35 PM
Come on Misha! :D
Hope it'll be stop raining there :rain: :(

Munich
08-28-2006, 07:26 PM
Misha is doing well, he leads two sets to love and on the way to knocking out the 19th seed. I hope he can keep it up :)

Nadie
08-28-2006, 08:56 PM
Misha def Hrbaty 7-5 6-1 6-3 :banana:
Keep it up!

Saturn66
08-29-2006, 09:15 AM
Good job Misha!

Mara_M
08-29-2006, 04:58 PM
:bigclap:

Fergie
08-29-2006, 06:54 PM
Great result Misha :woohoo:

tashanv
08-30-2006, 01:00 AM
Good job Misha :woohoo: !!!I hope he can go far here!

Nadie
08-30-2006, 08:58 AM
Today' s oop:
Court 15 11:00 AM
1.Men's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Jan Hajek (CZE)vs.Lukas Dlouhy (CZE)
followed by
2.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Eva Birnerova (CZE)vs.Galina Voskoboeva (RUS)
3.Women's Singles - 1st Rnd.
Kaia Kanepi (EST)vs.Stephanie Foretz (FRA)
4.Women's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Alona Bondarenko (UKR)/Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)vs.Martina Sucha (SVK)/Klara Zakopalova (CZE)
5.Men's Doubles - 1st Rnd.
Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)/Xavier Malisse (BEL)vs.Leos Friedl (CZE)/Mikhail Youzhny (RUS)


I hope no rain today :rolleyes:

Mara_M
08-30-2006, 04:09 PM
let's hope :)

Nadie
08-31-2006, 09:22 AM
Misha and Leos won 6-4 6-4 :woohoo:

Today Misha plays singles against Nicolas Massu :eek:
Come on!

Melekhin
08-31-2006, 10:12 AM
Great Start Misha!!!

Mara_M
08-31-2006, 05:33 PM
davai misha,massu is beatable:)

tashanv
09-01-2006, 12:50 AM
Misha won 5/7 6/7 6/4 6/3 6/0.very close match :eek: !!!Good luck in the next round Misha :woohoo: !

Nadie
09-01-2006, 07:11 AM
:woohoo:
It's great!
Misha :worship:
Good luck!!

Saturn66
09-01-2006, 08:41 AM
He seems to be in great form!

Melekhin
09-01-2006, 10:53 AM
:woohoo:

just great

Fergie
09-01-2006, 03:59 PM
Amazing Misha :worship: :worship: :worship:

Mara_M
09-01-2006, 04:10 PM
:bowdown:

Fergie
09-03-2006, 01:15 AM
Misha vs Ferrer in third round ... Davai!!! :bounce:

Nadie
09-03-2006, 09:12 AM
tough task, but go Misha! Good luck :bounce:

Mara_M
09-03-2006, 01:26 PM
:scared: david :scared:
DAVAI!!!

{Annie}
09-03-2006, 07:37 PM
WHAT A LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4.6 6.4 7.5 6.4!!!!!!!

:worship: :worship: :worship: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

He plays Robredo next

:banana: DAVAI MISHENKA!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

tashanv
09-04-2006, 01:25 AM
Wow that's awsome!!Great job Misha :woohoo: !!!!!!!!!Good luck against Tommy Robredo that's going to be very tough!

Fergie
09-04-2006, 04:00 AM
Awesome Misha!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

Nadie
09-04-2006, 07:04 AM
Great job Misha! :woohoo: Good luck against Tommy!!! :devil:

Nadie
09-04-2006, 07:12 PM
Misha won 6-2 6-0 6-1
:woohoo:

Hangdog
09-04-2006, 07:34 PM
The first quarterfinalist :eek:

Misha :worship: :yeah: DAVAI!

Mara_M
09-04-2006, 09:16 PM
WB ira :p
Misha :worship:

tashanv
09-04-2006, 11:21 PM
WOW thats really amazing that he could beat Tommy Robredo that easy :bowdown: !!!amazing win for him!!!Im sooooooo happy for Misha!

Fergie
09-05-2006, 02:22 AM
Awesome Misha :worship: :worship: :worship:

drf716
09-05-2006, 07:33 AM
good luck still!!!!!!!!!!

{Annie}
09-05-2006, 08:31 AM
I watched the match yesterday :eek: :eek: :eek:

Totally looked like Robredo wasn't even there :lol:

Mishenka, you go boy!!!!!! :yeah: :worship: :bowdown:

Saturn66
09-05-2006, 12:47 PM
I'd really like him to beat Nadal! Good Luck! Davai Misha!

MissFairy
09-05-2006, 01:33 PM
I don't really come and post in here often, but i always follow Mishas progress through the tournaments, and i am very impressed with him this week (: Well done so far, mister! :hug:

Melekhin
09-05-2006, 02:40 PM
Mishaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Great Win!!!

Mara_M
09-05-2006, 02:45 PM
i so hope he'll def Nadal!!! mulaciune needs a lesson :p

tashanv
09-06-2006, 12:42 AM
I don't really come and post in here often, but i always follow Mishas progress through the tournaments, and i am very impressed with him this week (: Well done so far, mister! :hug:
Thanks for the kind words about are Misha!He's a great talent and a great guy!And you should post on here more often!All the Misha fans are very sweet people except for Mara_M.Just kidding!!!!!Mara_M is one of the nicest if not the nicest person on here :hug: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fergie
09-06-2006, 04:00 AM
Misha vs Nadal tomorrow in the night ... Davai!!! :bounce:

Mara_M
09-06-2006, 08:15 PM
it's not today :scratch:?

Saumon
09-06-2006, 10:13 PM
Misha is on fire! :eek: :hearts:

Mara_M
09-06-2006, 10:46 PM
took fisrt set to mula,too bad he lost 2nd :( now is 3-2 nadal in 3rd :ras: DAVAI MISHA teach him a lesson!!

Saumon
09-06-2006, 11:36 PM
he's :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: tonight! too bad they'll switch to Golovin soon :ras: :ras: :awww:

-ernie-
09-06-2006, 11:43 PM
Am I seeing things are is he up 2 sets to one 3-0 against Nadal in the Quarterfinals?! :speakles: :scared:

Nagyovafan
09-07-2006, 12:04 AM
YES! This is awesome! I love Mikhail and I loved watching him beat Rafa. This is a career tournament for Misha. I loved watching him in HiDef, I love every part of the match (including McEnroe and gang's reaction to his dorky salutes).

{Annie}
09-07-2006, 12:07 AM
OH BABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

6.3 5.7 7.6 6.1

INCREDIBLE MATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am still speechless

:worship:

deflori
09-07-2006, 12:25 AM
THE BACKHAND WAS SO AMAZING TODAY!!!!!!!!!!
Congratz to micha! Well done

Fergie
09-07-2006, 12:27 AM
OMG OMG OMG I CAN't BELIEVE IT!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Amazing match Misha, you're my hero!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

tashanv
09-07-2006, 12:35 AM
Wow what an amazing win for Misha :worship: :bigclap: !!!!!!!!It seems to good to be true!And now he is in the semis of a grand slam for the first time :woohoo: !!!!This is sooooo awsome :bounce: !!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-07-2006, 01:33 AM
When Misha beat Robredo, :bigclap: I think he may have a bit chance to kill Nadal, :crazy: now he can do it,very nice job man! :smooch::bigclap::woohoo:

Fergie
09-07-2006, 03:36 AM
Also Misha/Frield d. Bryan/Bryan 6-7 7-6 6-4 :bounce:

Fergie
09-07-2006, 03:42 AM
Youzhny Ousts No. 2 Nadal in Thrilling Upset

In perhaps one of the biggest upsets of the US Open tournament thus far, unseeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia eliminated the No. 2 seed and fan-favorite Rafael Nadal in an edge-of-your-seat 6-3, 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-1 slugfest.

For the first time in this tournament, Nadal's vulnerability on hard courts was vastly exposed, and Youzhny took that opportunity to step up his game, maintaining a high level of quality tennis for three hours and 15 minutes to hold off the 20-year-old clay-court expert.

Youzhny's win moves him into the semifinal round and earns him a career-best US Open and Grand Slam appearance. There, he will face another tough obstacle in the winner of the Andy Roddick-Lleyton Hewitt match, set for Wednesday night.

Throughout the contest, Nadal showed off his all-court game, muscling his way through hard-hitting rallies and then coming into the net to finish with a soft finesse drop shot to win points. But during those rallies, Youzhny handled Nadal's heavy, diving topspin shots with relative ease, firing back with shots that found the lines for a total of 49 winners compared to Nadal's mere 23.

Simply put, Youzhny was just unstoppable Wednesday afternoon. Toward the end of the match, the nearly invincible Nadal began playing uncharacteristically inconsistent tennis and committed too many unforced errors to be able to keep up with Youzhny.

"He was beginning very fast, very hard in the fourth," Nadal said of Youzhny's surge at the end of the match. "I (was) trying to fight, but I wasn't -- I don't know. The balls (were) going out all the time. I was not my best in the fourth, no? I know a lost a big opportunity. And after that, Mikhail is playing unbelievable. All balls inside, all winners."

Youzhny started the match playing incredibly solid tennis, breaking Nadal's serve in the first set with a cross-court passing shot to go up 5-3 and close out the set on his serve. His serve-and-volley tactics served him well during the match, as he went a successful 77 percent on net approaches.

The second set saw both men trade games on serve while grinding out points from the baseline. Midway through the set, they broke each other's serve once, but Nadal came away with another last-minute break to level the match and steal the second set 7-5.

By the third set, Youzhny was still going for big winners and matching Nadal's consistent baseline game shot for shot. Twice Nadal held triple break point on Youzhny's serve, and twice Youzhny fought his way out of it to hold serve. On one of those instances, Nadal had a 5-4 game lead and 40-0 advantage for a chance to take the third set, but Youzhny rallied back to hold and even it at 5-5.

By the time the two men reached a tiebreaker in the third set, the crowd was on its feet and getting behind Youzhny, who pulled out the 7-5 tiebreak win.

The fourth and final set was all Youzhny, and unfortunately for Nadal, his own tremendous strength couldn't carry him through this match. Youzhny dropped just one game in the final set and rolled through to close out the match in convincing form.

The absence of Nadal in the final stages of the US Open dashes many fans' hopes of the possibility of yet another Rafael Nadal-Roger Federer Grand Slam final.

With the loss, Nadal sees there is room for improvement as he prepares for the next Grand Slam.

"I improve my tennis here in New York," Nadal said. "It is the first year I play better here. But, sure, I am disappointed, no? I need (to) improve, no? My goal now is (to) improve. I was playing not the best moment in the year the last three tournaments. I want improve my tennis. My special goal is next year in Australia, no? So I want to improve. I have four months, and I gonna try my best."

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-07-2006, 04:16 AM
Misha are you crazy?! :bigclap::kiss::crazy:
I never thought he beat Bryans in their home! :eek:

simpletennis
09-07-2006, 04:18 AM
he totally killed today, singles and doubles!!! rafa and the bryan twins in one day. congrats to him. so glad he beat nadal!

{Annie}
09-07-2006, 07:43 AM
OMFG :eek: AND THE BRYANS TOO??????

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

Nadie
09-07-2006, 07:51 AM
Misha = Nadal's and Bryans' killer :banana: :banana: :banana:
Unbelievable! Great! Go Misha goooooooooooo
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Saturn66
09-07-2006, 09:35 AM
Good job Misha!!!!!

Agassi Fan
09-07-2006, 09:54 AM
Good luck against Roddick!

Melekhin
09-07-2006, 10:20 AM
what an amazingly fucking good moodding feeling



isn't it?

{Annie}
09-07-2006, 11:00 AM
Incredible!!!! :banana: I slept for 3 hours last night but I am soo hyper today :lol:

Hangdog
09-07-2006, 11:13 AM
Indeed incredible and amazing, and still unbelievable! :eek: Even that victory over Nadal is something I find no words to describe lol But beating - right after Rafa - the Bryans at USO... Misha, you're a monster! DAVAI :bounce:

:hug: to all Misha's supporters.

the cat
09-07-2006, 02:47 PM
Congratulations to Mikhail on the greatest day of his grand slam career. :D Defeating Nadal in singles and then the Bryan brothers in doubles on the same day at the 2006 U.S. Open is magnificent accomplishment! :tennis: :) :worship:

Tommy_Babyboy
09-07-2006, 05:58 PM
Nadal defeating is a great result!
Misha plays very good, he is in great form he deserves to be a finalist :)

{Annie}
09-07-2006, 06:24 PM
An interview with: MIKHAIL YOUZHNY :worship: :worship: :worship:


THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. What was most surprising: To beat Nadal or be in the semifinals of the US Open?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: I cannot say. Is both surprise. But I understand I can beat Nadal. It's very tough, but I can. I didn't think before the tournament I can go to semis. I didn't think nothing. I think is more surprise for me now, in semis.

Q. How do you explain you played so well in this tournament? You had a lot of big wins. Against Massu, you had five sets.
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Actually, all year was very tough for me. I work very hard end of last year and beginning of this year. Sometimes I was just waiting results, because I saw I play very well in practice. When I go in to play matches, I cannot show my best tennis in the court. I cannot understand what's happen.
After, I think after Hamburg, when I lost first round to qualify guy, Garcia Lopez, it's very easy, 6 Love, 6 4. I understand I cannot waiting any more for results because results are not coming for just coming. I need to do something for results is coming me.
I just work hard, and that's why results is coming.

Q. Rather than make excuses, Rafael said he played his best tennis, and it simply wasn't good enough to beat you. What does that say about the way you played?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Yeah, I think it was one of the best match in my career now. But, you know, it's of course very tough to play against Rafael. I understand I have only one chance to beat Rafa, if I play together with my head. Because I don't have any chances to beat like, you know, if you play like, boom, boom, like a lot of players do, like I have no chances. It would be very easy to Rafa to beat me.
I start to play with my coach. Watch last year's match. We talk before the match about the tactic, how to play against Rafa, better against Rafa. I think it was a good tactic, and so I can beat him.

Q. I asked him about the atmosphere. He said the crowd
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Atmosphere, I'm very glad about atmosphere. Because when I came to court, it was almost all spectators was for Rafa. I understand he is like come here to play, he is No. 2 in the world.
But I was really, really glad when during the match a lot of people start to say, "Misha, Misha." They call "You, You, You," because Youzhny is too tough for. That's why I was really, really glad. I can contact with spectators, with public, and they help me a little bit.

Q. He said he heard more Mishas than Rafa.
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: I don't think was more, but I think it was half.

Q. Why did you do the gesture you did at the end of the match?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: I think is, you know the best was doing Agassi before. It's the best one, I think, what he is doing. If I doing the same, it was not really correct to Andre because where is Andre, where is me.
I saw what is doing Srichaphan. He's always doing like this after the match (bowing).
I was thinking what I can do after the match. I think it's really Russian, what I am doing. I start doing like this.

Q. What does it mean?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: It's the same. I want to say thanks for spectators. They just watch our match, and they help me maybe, maybe no.

Q. When you talked about your tactics, what were your tactics? Were you surprised that he played so much heavy topspin short balls, so many short balls?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: It's one of a part of our tactics. It was. You know, I tried to play of course, against Nadal, is stupid to play only to his backhand, because you can play one, two balls to his backhand, and after he start to play his forehand because he is already in this corner. I don't want to tell you exactly...
No, really, because, you know, it may be not really correct to Rafa if I tell you I beat him because I play like this, I play like this.
If you see the match, maybe you see some shots where it was really tactics. Because the match, all match it was the same from first set until end of set. I didn't change the tactics. If I change tactics for one moment, I was (indiscernible), I think. I had only one chance to beat Rafa, I play like I play today.

Q. What did you feel after 5 4 and three set points against you?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: I think I didn't have time for think about it (laughing). If I think about this, I think can lose.
I just I understand, for me it was to play against Rafa very easy because I didn't lose nothing. That's why when the score 5 4, Love 40 for me, is nothing. If I play against other guys, yeah, maybe I start to thinking. But against Rafa, he's favorite. He's play well. He's one of the best player in the world. I need just play what I'm doing. And Love 40, I just play. I just start to serve.
Of course it was I was lucky because he miss forehand at 15 40. But I just to play, and I was lucky again because I serve good. At Love 40, I think it was three first serve, good ones.

Q. You had success with the Davis Cup. You became instantly a hero, I'm sure, in Russia. The rest of the world suddenly knew about you. What impact did that have on your development?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Again Davis Cup hero. You know, Davis Cup was four years ago, and it was a great match for me. You mean about the final, yeah?

Q. Yeah.
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: It was great match for me. It was not really for me. It was great match for our country because for first time we won the Davis Cup.
But for me, it was really tough time because three months before the Davis Cup, my father has died. He doing a lot for me and he cannot watch this match. And I cannot be glad. I be happy, but I cannot be happy for hundred percentage after this match because it was just three months after the father.
Of course all country, we going to presidents', to one presidents, to former presidents. It was huge, huge for Russia, you know. But for me, it was like I cannot feel the same would feel, I think, a lot of people in Russia.
Of course after, when it was maybe one or two years ago, I understand what our team is doing for Davis Cup.
That's why for me, it's really tough to compete this match in Davis Cup. Actually for me was very tough time. I not was happy like I must be happy after this match, you know. If I win like one years before or now, it will be now another situation. But in this year it was really tough for me.

Q. Do you prefer to play Roddick or Hewitt?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: You know, for me, it doesn't matter. Against each, it will be very tough. I have some pluses and minuses with Roddick and with Hewitt. For sure against both is guys who play very tough very, very tough. Will be another match, not like was against Rafa or against another Spanish guys. Because we play (indiscernible) tennis. I need just go in and play.

Q. Will you watch the match?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Actually, I don't like to watch the match. My coach watch the match. For me, it's the best way.

Q. You said this is the best match of your life today?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Yeah, I think it was my best match because I play the same tennis from first point until last.

Q. Was that just because of the matchup, or was there something in you that brought you to this point, or did you feel going into the match that you were going to play well, or is it a surprise?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: No, it's not surprise for me what I play good today. Because all matches before in US Open, I play really good. Against Robredo was really nice match. Against Ferrero it was. All matches I play, I play good, you know. That's why I understand this match I can play good, but I didn't know how I can play good, you know, which level I can play good.
And for me, I very glad because I play from first to last points the same, you know. For me, it's very important now.

Q. Why is it you have gotten to this level now? What has brought you here?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Because I work hard beginning of the year, starting. I play almost the same tennis in practice starting from April. I have the same tennis in Miami on practice. It was unbelievable. I play with top 20 guys, and for me, it was really, really good because I can beat him on practice. After, I think I am going to court and I play the same.
When I going to play against Rusedski, I lost 6 3, 6 1. First time in my life, I cannot show like 50% is from my game and practice on my match.
Now, the time is coming. That's why I start to I coming from practice to match now. Not early, not later, but just now.
But I can say thanks to all my team, my coach, my fitness coach, my physio, everybody who helped me, and this is results of work.

Q. There are many years that they are saying that you could be a strong, strong player. There are at least four years apart from Davis Cup, other tournaments. All players, they say that you are dangerous one. But are you disappointed by this last year, the fact that you didn't really succeed as much as everybody was expecting? You are 54, I think, in the world, and you could be much better. Are you disappointed? You think what is the reason? Is just mental?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Is not just mental, you know. I have some last year, 2002, start in 2002, it was Davis Cup year. After Davis Cup in Russia, everybody bring me up because I win last match. They didn't say what Safin win all matches before in Davis Cup. He won two matches in Paris. Everybody says, "Youzhny won the Davis Cup, he is like national hero." Everybody start to talk about me, he is next No. 1 in the world because actually people in Russia who understand the tennis, it was not a lot. It's a lot who doesn't understand the tennis. They know just he won, Russia won Davis Cup, he is the best.
But I tell you before, for me, it was very tough time. In 2003 I start very good with season. I was fourth round to Australia open. Was two sets up against Roddick and I lost this match.
And after, is end of 2002 and beginning of 2003, I play only on my emotion because I have to play, because I always thinking about my father and I have to play, I have to play. And after January, I was really down because it's impossible to play always on your emotions.
2003, I start to injury a little bit. 2004, I play very good, I think. I begin not so good, but end of year, top 20. I was No. 15 in the world. Again, I start very good. I remember Australian Open against Rafa, I have matchpoints, very easy match points and volley forehand. But I have injury, knee injury in this match. I start to going to clinic in Russia. It was wrong step to me. I didn't know before what is wrong, but I just miss three weeks. I going to play Dubai, Davis Cup in America, and I have the same problems. I have knee injury.
After America, I going to Germany, make the operations, rehabilitations. After, come back to Rome, fourth round against Rafa 6 2, 6 0.
End of the year, I have problems with back. And after, doctors tell me, Misha it's knee injury is because your back is not good enough. I start to work with my back. I work very harden end of last year, beginning of this year. Beginning of this year I said I have some personality problems with my family. I didn't say what kind of.
But, you know, that's why I work hard and sometimes I waiting results. I tell you, beginning of the year I waiting results because I start play well. After, I stop to look results and start to play. Now I just go on court and try to play my best tennis. That's why I'm going up and down.
I understand in Russia, I am lucky. I am very lucky because now is a lot of person forget about the Youzhny. We have a lot of good players now. Davydenko, top 10. Safin come back now. Tursunov play good. Andreev. We have many good players. I am really glad for not many people start to say Youzhny have to going, but up, up and down.
Yes, some players, some journalists or somebody says, Misha, when you going up and down. But I believe to my coach, I believe to my team. I just try to work hard, and I understand this is, yeah, now I'm 54, but my game is much better than 54.
Now I stop to thinking about the result, about the ranking. I think only about my game, what I need to improve. I know what I need to improve. I have a lot of things what I can improve. That's why it's looking positive to my future.

Q. Can you look ahead to your semifinals and talk about your match against Roddick and then your match against Hewitt and your chances.
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Is better if you talking about my chances. I just go in and play.

Q. If you were playing Hewitt, in other words...
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: Hewitt, I never beat Hewitt in my life. You know, of course it will be both very tough and will be two difference matches against Roddick and against Hewitt, because it's two different players. I don't want to talk about my chances, because before Rafa, also I have not a lot of chances. Against Robredo, against Ferrer, I always was not favorite.
That's why against Hewitt and against Roddick, I think I again will not be favorite for sure. Guys already play semis in Grand Slams. For sure, it will be very, very tough match for me, because it will be now in our match not like against Spanish guys, because Roddick and Hewitt, it's another players and they prefer this surface. They play very good in hard.
This is two players very dangerous for me.

Q. What makes Lleyton so difficult to beat? You obviously haven't beaten him before?
MIKHAIL YOUZHNY: You know, it's I have, against Roddick, like against Roddick I have some chances. But, you know, he serve very well. And if he serve very well, very tough to beat him in this surface.
Against Hewitt, he's both players former No. 1, and Hewitt, good return and he's very fast, you know. He play very good. Of course he play very good.
That's why, you know, I don't want to think now against who I am going to play Saturday, because it's two more days. Now I have to play, go and play doubles, and I need to think how we can beat the Bryans, because really they are much tougher to this Roddick or Hewitt.

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{Annie}
09-07-2006, 06:25 PM
There is also a video version of the interview here :p

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2006-09-06/200609071157651651656.html

Melissa10
09-07-2006, 08:50 PM
Davai, Misha! You make me proud! :bigclap:

Mara_M
09-07-2006, 10:00 PM
:aparty:

Fergie
09-07-2006, 10:59 PM
Misha vs Roddick in semis ... Another upset? :angel:

{Annie}
09-07-2006, 11:44 PM
Lost in doubles quarterfinals to Damm and Paes 4.6 6.4 1.6

well more concentration on singles semis then ;)

DAVAI!!!!!!!!!!!! :banana:

lau
09-08-2006, 12:06 AM
:wavey: Hi hun!
There is also a video version of the interview here :p

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2006-09-06/200609071157651651656.html
He looks so sweet... all surprised, happy and with that strong russian accent :lol:

tashanv
09-08-2006, 12:59 AM
Wow that was very shocking that he beat the bryans too :worship: !!It sucks that they lost today though!But like Annie said he can put more concentration on the singles match!And I really really hope he can beat Andy Roddick in the semis!!!I dont like Andy for some reason!

alelysafina
09-08-2006, 02:27 AM
A very cute article on Misha :)

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2006-09-07/200609071157673340031.html

drf716
09-08-2006, 02:28 AM
good luck mikhail!!!

alelysafina
09-08-2006, 02:36 AM
There is also a video version of the interview here :p

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2006-09-06/200609071157651651656.html

He's sooo cute!!!

mightymirza
09-08-2006, 04:01 AM
Well I saw the match live and I was rooting for Mikhail since ball#1..:D I knew I liked his game and I even went out for a while when he tanked the 2nd set at the end..:tape: trust me he should have won in 3!! Anyways he has such an amazing game and he smiled soo much when he broke in first set to go up 5 3 and all of his supporters started clapping hard and he was surprised pleasantly to see people rooting for him and really smiled for a while..Anyways he is really fun to watch..I also watched his Dubs match and he was awesome there too..I think he never got broken there..his partners serve was really shaky at times..

tashanv
09-09-2006, 12:32 AM
Well I saw the match live and I was rooting for Mikhail since ball#1..:D I knew I liked his game and I even went out for a while when he tanked the 2nd set at the end..:tape: trust me he should have won in 3!! Anyways he has such an amazing game and he smiled soo much when he broke in first set to go up 5 3 and all of his supporters started clapping hard and he was surprised pleasantly to see people rooting for him and really smiled for a while..Anyways he is really fun to watch..I also watched his Dubs match and he was awesome there too..I think he never got broken there..his partners serve was really shaky at times..
Thanks for rooting for Mikhail at the match :hug: !!I'm so glad that alotte of people were cheering for him!!I know when I was watching the match I heard people in the crowd cheering Misha Misha.I was so happy they were cheering for him!!!!

Tennis Fool
09-09-2006, 03:02 AM
Misha kick Roddick's ass :devil:

Saturn66
09-09-2006, 05:16 AM
1 more match and Misha's in the finals!

Blue Heart24
09-09-2006, 10:45 AM
GO MISHA!WIN THIS THING!! DAVAI!

upabreak
09-09-2006, 09:19 PM
Hello Mischa Fans!

I run a tennis blog called Upabreak.com. I am always very interested in the player's equipment. I noticed something very strange and I hope you can help me.

Youzhny was wearing a Fila shirt when he crushed Nadal. Today against Roddick, he is wearing the latest adidas shirt.

Did he sign an adidas contract in the past 2 days????!!!!

Any information is much appreciated. I will put a link to your forum on my blog if anyone responds.

Thanks and go Mischa!

Upabreak
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http://www.upabreak.com
A buyer's guide to smoking hot tennis gear

lilimi80
09-09-2006, 11:40 PM
i don't know how sponsorships work. maybe youzhny and adidas 'deal' for some time. during the match against nadal i noticed that someone in his box was in adidas...
misha had a great Slam, i hope it will not be his last GS semi. i dreamt to see him playing federer, just to appreciate some good tennis.

tashanv
09-10-2006, 12:18 AM
Awww i'm soooooooo sad that Misha lost :sad: !!But im sooo happy that he had such a good result at the Us Open this year :) !!Making it to the semis is great ;) !!!And now I know why I hate Andy!!!If any one saw the match they will see what a dick Andy was acting like!When Andy hit an ace he says to Misha to big.And then when Misha challenged an ace Andy hit it looked like Andy said that was in and then it looked like Andy was calling him a cuss word(I could be wrong but that's what it looked like!).And also he kept complaining to the chair umpire that every time he went to serve Misha was not ready.Sorry he likes to breath you ass hole!!!!!!!!!!Me and my brothers wanted Misha to win sooo bad!That way he would shut Andy’s big mouth up!!But it was great when Andy was serving for the match and Misha saved a bunch of match points he was waving his arms up and down trying to get the audience into it.And it worked every point Misha won from there on out the crowd was cheering for him like crazy!

I♥PsY@Mus!c
09-10-2006, 01:18 AM
He lost, :bigcry: but it's a very nice week for him :worship: and me,you know,he beat 2 Spaniards that I hate! :haha:

Fergie
09-10-2006, 03:39 AM
Misha looked a bit tired today but I'm really happy with his performance in NY :hug:

Five
09-10-2006, 01:23 PM
Misha :eek: :worship: amazing run, great performance :eek: :bolt:
Keep it up the get your fucking ranking up please :fiery: :hug:

{Annie}
09-10-2006, 09:48 PM
Misha...I am still speechless....what a performance!!! :worship: :worship: :worship:

SEE you in 2 weeks :banana: :banana: :banana:

Mara_M
09-10-2006, 10:54 PM
:sobbing: hy didn't he wait a day to pull out RO? now he could have been here with dima :aplot:
wb ruslan :p