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williaer
01-07-2007, 03:05 AM
With Kooyong starting in 3 days and the Australian Open in nearly a week, it's time we have a place to start chitchatting about the happenings on court Down Under. :banana:

I think Fergie and the B.E.P's were onto something when they made "Lets get it started" because I'm sure as hell looking forward to these coming weeks of tennis in my hometown and to see how everyone's off-season preparation will translate into results!

Oh, and everyone, bring out your creativeness to come up with a great name for this thread! :p

Fee
01-07-2007, 05:22 AM
Slimmed down, down under? Nah... I'll keep thinking on it... :)

simpletennis
01-07-2007, 05:40 AM
hell yea! tennis season has begun!

Jade Fox
01-07-2007, 05:54 AM
How about "The Awesome Aussies Love Andy!: The Australian Open Thread."

What? No?

Okay I'll keep trying.:p

williaer
01-07-2007, 09:48 AM
Here's a link to a few pics of Andy practising at Melbourne Park today!
http://www.aapimage.com.au/fotoweb/newsgridview.fwx?Columns=4&Rows=3&SF_FIELD2=&SF_FIELD4_MATCHTYPE=any&SF_GROUP4_BOOLEAN=and&SF_GROUP4_FIELD=IPTC015&SF_FIELD1_GROUP=1&SF_FIELD6_GROUP=6&SF_FIELD10_GROUP=2&SF_FIELD3_GROUP=3&SF_FIELD4_GROUP=4&SF_GROUP5_BOOLEAN=and&SF_GROUP6_BOOLEAN=and&SF_GROUP5_FIELD=FQYFD&SF_FIELD5_GROUP=5&folderid=5000&SF_GROUP1_BOOLEAN=and&SF_FIELD6=&SF_FIELD1_MATCHTYPE=all&SF_FIELD1=TENNIS+ANDY+RODDICK+MELBOURNE&SF_GROUP1_FIELD=&SF_GROUP2_BOOLEAN=and&SF_FIELD10_MATCHTYPE=all&SF_FIELD10=&SF_GROUP2_FIELD=&SF_GROUP3_BOOLEAN=and&SF_FIELD3_MATCHTYPE=all&SF_FIELD3=&SF_GROUP3_FIELD=&FromDate=Yesterday&Disp_SF_FIELD5=06012007&ToDate=None&Disp_SF_FIELD5_TO=&imageField.x=35&imageField.y=22&SF_FIELD5_TO=20070107&SF_FIELD5=20070106&headline=TENNIS%20ANDY%20RODDICK%20MELBOURNE

Great to see he's in town :D

partygirl
01-07-2007, 10:01 AM
uuuuuuh, excuse me:rolleyes: is that a shirt?!:lol:


nice to see you Andy:D

williaer
01-07-2007, 10:31 AM
uuuuuuh, excuse me:rolleyes: is that a shirt?!:lol:


:lol: Yeah, it was pretty freezing today in Melbourne and it looks like the roof was closed so I can understand the shirt. Don't worry though... the weather is set to heat up soon so shirtless pictures will be on their way soon :p

partygirl
01-07-2007, 10:35 AM
please don't tell me its freezing in Melbourne too!http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/shocked001.gif

Tytta!.
01-07-2007, 10:41 AM
Thanks for the new thread, Ellen. :smooch: Hopefully Andy will kick ass. :)

And nice to see he's practicing! :lol:

williaer
01-07-2007, 10:58 AM
please don't tell me its freezing in Melbourne too!http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/shocked001.gif

Don't worry... not all the time. The other day it was about 38 degrees (celsius that it) and today it was only 22ish. It's going to be 36 on Wednesday though! Eek!

Tytta!.
01-07-2007, 11:02 AM
36? :eek: Oh, man. :bolt: But I think it's good for Andy. :p

williaer
01-07-2007, 11:57 AM
36? :eek: Oh, man. :bolt: But I think it's good for Andy. :p

:lol: Exactly. Hence my mixed feelings about it :p
Well, actually, it's better for it to be 35 because if it's over that, there's the chance they'll close the roof and then the heat is basically wasted because he can't benefit from it. Oh, and I'm pretty much incapable to function outdoors when it's over 35 :p

williaer
01-07-2007, 12:02 PM
Oh, and regarding the name for the thread- I'm a fan of Fumus' suggestion last year of "Throw another grand slam on the barbie!"
I can't think of anything witty.. bring out your creativeness everyone!!

Tytta!.
01-07-2007, 12:08 PM
I am incapable of anything when it's 30+. :haha: For me it could be Fumus' suggestion. :)

Tytta!.
01-07-2007, 12:10 PM
Oh, something OT: Ellen, do you have MSN? If so, PM me it. :)

Deboogle!.
01-07-2007, 01:54 PM
Thanks Ellen!

here I'll upload them so we have them in this thread :p

:haha: :haha: :haha:
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21024539-28957,00.html

Oh and I'm partial to the 'barbie' title b/c of my fascination with australian bbq ;)

cath777
01-07-2007, 01:57 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Kooyong starts on Wednesday and today is Sunday? So Andy arrived at least 4 days before the start of the tournament :eek:

Is this a new leaf for the new year or is he setting us up to soon crush our hopes that he might keep arriving before the first day of tournaments for the rest of the year :unsure:

Tytta!.
01-07-2007, 02:01 PM
Shocking isn't it? :haha:

Deboogle!.
01-07-2007, 02:02 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but Kooyong starts on Wednesday and today is Sunday? So Andy arrived at least 4 days before the start of the tournament :eek:

Is this a new leaf for the new year or is he setting us up to soon crush our hopes that he might keep arriving before the first day of tournaments for the rest of the year :unsure::eek: Well, he may have arrived Sunday Australia time, or saturday. The trip is so long and you lose so much time, who knows :haha:. Plus they always have their big joint press conference on Tuesday.

So let's just assume he arrived on Sunday Oz time and that the tourney really starts on Tuesday just so we can stay mad at him? :angel: :rolls:

Tytta!.
01-07-2007, 02:05 PM
Bad Deb, bad. :p Of course we have to find something to be mad at him. :haha:

Deboogle!.
01-07-2007, 02:09 PM
Exactly :p

Jade Fox
01-07-2007, 02:11 PM
Thanks Ellen!

here I'll upload them so we have them in this thread :p

:haha: :haha: :haha:
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,21024539-28957,00.html

Oh and I'm partial to the 'barbie' title b/c of my fascination with australian bbq ;)


Wait a minute. Andy hasn't played poker yet?:eek:. *Faints*

MissFairy
01-07-2007, 02:11 PM
Being mad at him is way more fun than not, and luckily for us he normally doesn't dissapoint, so i agree. Let's not ruin an (un)winning formula d:

Deboogle!.
01-07-2007, 02:13 PM
Sarah I love you and your sigs :haha:

MissFairy
01-07-2007, 02:19 PM
:angel: :kiss:

And just to think, if he was actually good at making the most of his game, i would have no material! Luckily for now, i'm well sourced ;)

Tytta!.
01-07-2007, 02:23 PM
Sarah :kiss:

MissFairy
01-07-2007, 02:24 PM
Reeee! :kiss: (:

Tytta!.
01-07-2007, 03:00 PM
I love your siggy too. ;)

MissFairy
01-07-2007, 04:29 PM
It proves the truth can be funny...in a tragic sort of way ;)

tennis lover
01-07-2007, 07:06 PM
I AM SO EXCITED! :bounce: :dance: :banana: I can't wait for Kooyong to start, 3 days is too far away! :awww:
and Andy has arrived! :woohoo:
So let's just assume he arrived on Sunday Oz time and that the tourney really starts on Tuesday just so we can stay mad at him? :angel: :rolls:
:lol: until he wins something (BIG!) and then we can stop being mad at him! :D

MissFairy
01-07-2007, 07:09 PM
:lol: until he wins something (BIG!) and then we can stop being mad at him! :D
Temporarily. We can't throw the world off balance for too long d:

Fee
01-07-2007, 07:19 PM
No when Andy wins something big we still have to be mad at him because he always forgets to say 'and thanks to the lovelies at MTF for always kicking my ass back into shape and reminding me that yes, I can win tiebreakers.'

MissFairy
01-07-2007, 07:21 PM
Where there's a will, there's a way :hearts:

Cheers to permanent angry faces!

tennis lover
01-07-2007, 07:25 PM
Temporarily. We can't throw the world off balance for too long d:
No when Andy wins something big we still have to be mad at him because he always forgets to say 'and thanks to the lovelies at MTF for always kicking my ass back into shape and reminding me that yes, I can win tiebreakers.'
ok, maybe I got a little bit carried away when I said we can stop being mad at him forever but we can stop being mad for a little bit? :awww: because if we are still mad at him when he wins something big, Andy will have no reason to win! :p

MissFairy
01-07-2007, 07:32 PM
ok, maybe I got a little bit carried away when I said we can stop being mad at him forever but we can stop being mad for a little bit? :awww: because if we are still mad at him when he wins something big, Andy will have no reason to win! :p
:lol: The boppers will love him even more with a shiny cup. I predict their wanting of his babies will reach an unprecedented level, with the average amount of babies wanted doubling, at least. That is enough love. We should remain mad...or at least just on the happy side of indifferent to maintain a calm balance between us and the bopper-patrol.

tennis lover
01-07-2007, 07:35 PM
:lol: The boppers will love him even more with a shiny cup. I predict their wanting of his babies will reach an unprecedented level, with the average amount of babies wanted doubling, at least. That is enough love. We should remain mad...or at least just on the happy side of indifferent to maintain a calm balance between us and the bopper-patrol.
but Andy doesn't care about the boppers! ;) whereas if we were mad at him still he might cry! :awww: we can be nice for a day maybe? :p

MissFairy
01-07-2007, 07:37 PM
but Andy doesn't care about the boppers! ;) whereas if we were mad at him still he might cry! :awww: we can be nice for a day maybe? :p
One day. Any more and the apocalypse will be upon us. And by apocalypse, i, of course, mean being happy with half-assed forehands and a severe inability to win TB's. Deal? d:

tennis lover
01-07-2007, 07:58 PM
One day. Any more and the apocalypse will be upon us. And by apocalypse, i, of course, mean being happy with half-assed forehands and a severe inability to win TB's. Deal? d:
DEAL! *shakes hand* accepting crappy forehands and TBs forever would be terrible! :scared:

MissFairy
01-07-2007, 08:06 PM
DEAL! *shakes hand* accepting crappy forehands and TBs forever would be terrible! :scared:
No fear! Our brains would never let us! Boppers on the other hand, lack this vital organ so... :p

Tytta!.
01-07-2007, 08:16 PM
Nah, we'd still be mad at him otherwise it won't be as fun. :p

tennis lover
01-07-2007, 08:42 PM
No fear! Our brains would never let us! Boppers on the other hand, lack this vital organ so... :p
Brain power! :rocker2:
Nah, we'd still be mad at him otherwise it won't be as fun. :p
:ras: meany! ;)

Tytta!.
01-07-2007, 08:47 PM
Meany? Meee??? Oooohhh! :eek:

williaer
01-07-2007, 10:12 PM
Oh and I'm partial to the 'barbie' title b/c of my fascination with australian bbq ;)

You might prefer "Throw a meat tray full of slams on the barbie";) :p :lol:

Well I think we're all for Fumus' suggestion... and now... how the heck do I change the thread title? :lol:

Fee
01-07-2007, 10:13 PM
No, we must remain at least partially mad at him. Anger gives us an excuse to spank him, and spanking is fun. See how that works? ;)

Fee
01-07-2007, 10:14 PM
How about 'throwing roger on the barbie down under' (oh, as if...)

Just go edit your first post and change the title when the edit box comes up. :)

blosson
01-07-2007, 10:21 PM
Andyburger with BBQ sauce :banana:

tennis lover
01-07-2007, 10:34 PM
No, we must remain at least partially mad at him. Anger gives us an excuse to spank him, and spanking is fun. See how that works? ;)
:lol: I like your way of thinking! :devil: ;)

partygirl
01-07-2007, 10:43 PM
spanking is fun.
i am in posession of a riding crop with a black leather heart on the end.:drool:



-i enjoy making the sound when you 'crack' air beforehand.:o:devil:

Fee
01-07-2007, 10:50 PM
Riding crop? Yikes. I spank with my bare hand, no riding crop gets to have my fun.

partygirl
01-08-2007, 12:05 AM
its more like decoration:lol:...just an option...its all about control:p

tanner
01-08-2007, 12:40 AM
Yay!! Australian open means more Andy and DOUG!!!

knight_ley
01-08-2007, 01:26 AM
I need AO! It's been too long without tennis on my television. :banghead:

acoffeygirl
01-08-2007, 04:54 AM
TENNIS :woohoo:

Fumus
01-08-2007, 03:40 PM
Oh, and regarding the name for the thread- I'm a fan of Fumus' suggestion last year of "Throw another grand slam on the barbie!"
I can't think of anything witty.. bring out your creativeness everyone!!

I am also not shaving this tourney again...haha...and if Andy wins it I won't shave for a month. :o

Thanks for picking my name...I feel honored!!

Fumus
01-08-2007, 03:42 PM
When does Andy play his first match?

acoffeygirl
01-08-2007, 04:35 PM
This whole time difference of practically a day is really not convenient! :lol:

snaillyyy
01-08-2007, 04:37 PM
Very inconvenient Amber :lol: because no matter how much I tell myself I wont get up to follow, I still wake up:rolleyes:

tennis lover
01-08-2007, 04:44 PM
This time difference is great for night owls like moi! :banana: :lol: except I only have coverage of the night sessions (the morning over here!) :sobbing:

Tytta!.
01-08-2007, 04:47 PM
Hahahaha Jo, that's true. Boo for only night coverage. :ras:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-08-2007, 04:51 PM
I'm all ready to go right through from midnight to 1pm. :lol: My sleeping patterns have already adjusted naturally, my insomnia has been awful this past week.

Only thing is I start back at uni on the 15th, at 1pm. So my 1st night of endless tennis will end in me dragging my sleep-needing body to uni. Fun. |; I guess I'll just nap during women's matches, knowing ES they'll show too many.
I think I'll use Kooyong to get me in the habit!

Tytta!.
01-08-2007, 04:52 PM
Aaawww Jen! :smooch:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-08-2007, 04:54 PM
Aaawww Jen! :smooch:

:hug: I'm just glad that I can survive on little sleep. :)

Tytta!.
01-08-2007, 04:56 PM
I wouldn't be able to! :lol: :hug:

knight_ley
01-08-2007, 04:56 PM
I'm all ready to go right through from midnight to 1pm. :lol: My sleeping patterns have already adjusted naturally, my insomnia has been awful this past week.

Only thing is I start back at uni on the 15th, at 1pm. So my 1st night of endless tennis will end in me dragging my sleep-needing body to uni. Fun. |; I guess I'll just nap during women's matches, knowing ES they'll show too many.
I think I'll use Kooyong to get me in the habit!


:haha: I'm not the only one! I've been purposely making myself go to bed at liek 5 or 6pm to be able to be up all afternoon / night to get my body ready :lol:. Every year I completely mess up my body patterns so two of my friends and I are attempting to still be functional while workign with AO time and EST lol. :cuckoo:

acoffeygirl
01-08-2007, 04:57 PM
Very inconvenient Amber :lol: because no matter how much I tell myself I wont get up to follow, I still wake up:rolleyes:

I know!!! Fortunately, I know have a TV in my room, so at least I can be in bed!

PinkFeatherBoa
01-08-2007, 04:59 PM
:haha: I'm not the only one! I've been purposely making myself go to bed at liek 5 or 6pm to be able to be up all afternoon / night to get my body ready :lol:. Every year I completely mess up my body patterns so two of my friends and I are attempting to still be functional while workign with AO time and EST lol. :cuckoo:

:lol:

Good luck with that! :hug:

knight_ley
01-08-2007, 05:13 PM
:lol:

Good luck with that! :hug:

:lol: It's not really working too well cuz sadly my job and classes are not going along wth plan. So it's turning into a mess and it's only been two days :lol:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-08-2007, 05:16 PM
:lol: It's not really working too well cuz sadly my job and classes are not going along wth plan. So it's turning into a mess and it's only been two days :lol:

Yeah, I think my classes will end up getting in the way of my planned schedule too. :lol:

tennis lover
01-08-2007, 05:16 PM
I'm all ready to go right through from midnight to 1pm. :lol: My sleeping patterns have already adjusted naturally, my insomnia has been awful this past week.

Only thing is I start back at uni on the 15th, at 1pm. So my 1st night of endless tennis will end in me dragging my sleep-needing body to uni. Fun. |; I guess I'll just nap during women's matches, knowing ES they'll show too many.
I think I'll use Kooyong to get me in the habit!
at least you have coverage! :awww: I start back at uni on the 15th as well so I can go in most days after watching at least some tennis! although I've been going to bed at about 4am at the moment and my coverage is from 8.30am ( :sobbing: ) until 1pm. (sleeping time! :lol: )
:haha: I'm not the only one! I've been purposely making myself go to bed at liek 5 or 6pm to be able to be up all afternoon / night to get my body ready :lol:. Every year I completely mess up my body patterns so two of my friends and I are attempting to still be functional while workign with AO time and EST lol. :cuckoo:
:haha: good luck Mary! :p

J. Corwin
01-08-2007, 09:25 PM
I'm all ready to go right through from midnight to 1pm. :lol: My sleeping patterns have already adjusted naturally, my insomnia has been awful this past week.

Only thing is I start back at uni on the 15th, at 1pm. So my 1st night of endless tennis will end in me dragging my sleep-needing body to uni. Fun. |; I guess I'll just nap during women's matches, knowing ES they'll show too many.
I think I'll use Kooyong to get me in the habit!

haha I hear ya. AO isn't so bad for me since I live on the west coast and I go to bed late anyway ;) , but during Wimbledon I would wake my butt up at like 5am (after only a couple hours or so of sleep ;))and camp in front of the TV in a sleeping bag and fall in and out of sleep attempting to watch the tennis.:p (:secret: that's my special tennis sleeping bag ;))
Clearly I have issues. :lol:

Havok
01-08-2007, 09:38 PM
Yay tennis is back in the full swing. Don't suck Andy :D!

blosson
01-08-2007, 11:20 PM
When does Andy play? Wednesday?

tennis lover
01-08-2007, 11:25 PM
well Kooyong starts on Wednesday but I'm not sure if he'll play then or Thursday. The draw should be out in a few hours though! :) I've just realised that even though I think it starts on Wednesday, that is actually tomorrow night! :dance: It's so close! :banana:

snaillyyy
01-09-2007, 01:41 AM
Kick butt Andy :D Do some damage please!

http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/Draw

Wednesday 10 Jan 2007 (Starting at 11am. Gates Open 10.00am)
Andy RODDICK (USA) v Tommy HAAS (GER)
followed by
Roger FEDERER (SUI) v Radek STEPANEK (CZE)
followed by
Marat SAFIN (RUS) v David NALBANDIAN (ARG)
followed by
Andy MURRAY (GBR) v Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO)

Deboogle!.
01-09-2007, 01:45 AM
:yeah: So he'll play Ljubicic or Murray in his second match :scratch:

:haha: they sit next to each other every year :p

MisterQ
01-09-2007, 01:48 AM
That's a great photo. Safin is on a different planet. :lol:

snaillyyy
01-09-2007, 01:49 AM
plus Andy & Roger making plans for their date later that evening, and Marat wishing he was invited.

cath777
01-09-2007, 01:50 AM
:yeah: So he'll play Ljubicic or Murray in his second match :scratch:

:haha: they sit next to each other every year :p

Murray or Ljub next is the way I read the draw too :shrug:

Marat looks like he's pouting at being left out of the conversation :rolls:

Deboogle!.
01-09-2007, 01:52 AM
Murray or Ljub next is the way I read the draw too :shrug: well the draw at Kooyong is (well, it always has been anyway) a promotion/relegation system. So the winners play each other like a normal 8-person draw and the losers play each other the same way (to guarantee each guy 3 matches...)...

A few years ago they had this graphical image of the draw and it was all these confusing blocks and stuff :haha:

williaer
01-09-2007, 01:58 AM
Eek I hope we get a press conference transcript soon! It's my favourite bit of the whole tournament :lol:

Deboogle!.
01-09-2007, 01:58 AM
OH FUCKIN DEAD THE LOOKS ON THEIR FACES HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAA :haha:

williaer
01-09-2007, 02:01 AM
:haha: :haha: :haha: I can't wait for more pics!!!!!!!!!

snaillyyy
01-09-2007, 02:04 AM
OH HOLYCRAP :haha: :haha: :haha: I love it. It is as if they are saying "why is he here" :lol:

Deboogle!.
01-09-2007, 02:27 AM
It is as if they are saying "why is he here" :lol:EXACTLY :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

snaillyyy
01-09-2007, 02:33 AM
This is the perfect picture for when I need a good laugh :lol: :lol:

partygirl
01-09-2007, 02:37 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=106822&d=1168311504They I just have to say they are all just too beautiful:drool:

williaer
01-09-2007, 02:43 AM
And another picture!

Deboogle!.
01-09-2007, 02:56 AM
and a couple more! :p

williaer
01-09-2007, 03:00 AM
In the first one it looks like the two Andy's are giving eachother the hairy eyeball!! :aplot:

partygirl
01-09-2007, 03:04 AM
I'm loving this...the season is ON!!:rocker:

Deboogle!.
01-09-2007, 03:04 AM
In the first one it looks like the two Andy's are giving eachother the hairy eyeball!! :aplot::rolls:

I edited the bigger picture into your post, i hope you don't mind :p

williaer
01-09-2007, 03:06 AM
:rolls:

I edited the bigger picture into your post, i hope you don't mind :p

Of course not!
By the way.. here's the looonggg version of the PC transcript
http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/files/Media%20Conference%20-%209%20Jan%202007.txt

OMG the Pong ad is back on my tv hahahaha

Deboogle!.
01-09-2007, 03:12 AM
Of course not!
By the way.. here's the looonggg version of the PC transcript
http://www.aamiclassic.com.au/files/Media%20Conference%20-%209%20Jan%202007.txt
Whoa!

i need to procrastinate so I'll fix it up and paste it here and emotize it :angel: :p

simpletennis
01-09-2007, 03:13 AM
:yeah: So he'll play Ljubicic or Murray in his second match :scratch:

:haha: they sit next to each other every year :p

looks like the same pic of them talking last year...sorta

williaer
01-09-2007, 03:16 AM
Whoa!

i need to procrastinate so I'll fix it up and paste it here and emotize it :angel: :p

I was hoping that'd be the case... reading PC's without Debitizing just ain't the same ;)

knight_ley
01-09-2007, 03:35 AM
:haha: those pix are great! I love having tennis backkkK!!!!!

surfpinky
01-09-2007, 03:37 AM
i love the debitazation process

Deboogle!.
01-09-2007, 03:39 AM
AAMI Classic
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Tuesday, 9 January 2007 at 11.00 am

Media Conference

JASON DUNSTALL: Welcome, one and all, to Kooyong this morning to meet the players at this year's AAMI Classic. In particular, we welcome the following special guests: from our major sponsor, AAMI, Ron Arnold, general manager of marketing and corporate affairs and John Bennetts, the national sponsorship manager; from the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, the president, Ian Hill and the chief executive officer, Chris Brown; of course, our tournament director, Colin Stubs.

A special mention to our support sponsors, the Seven Network, Mercedes-Benz, Spring Valley, The Age, 3AW, Rado, Peter Rowland Major Events, Diadora, Lanson Champagne, Ferngrove Wines, Wilson and Vittoria Coffee.

We also welcome our friends from Tennis Australia, Fenton Coull, John Lindsay and Peter Johnston.

Ladies and gentlemen, time now to welcome the players for the 2007 AAMI Classic. A finer field you will not see. Roger Federer, world No. 1; Ivan Ljubicic, world No. 4; Andy Roddick, ranked 6 in the world; David Nalbandian, the world No. 8; Tommy Haas, a ranking of 12; Andy Murray, currently ranked 15; Radek Stepanek, the world No. 20; and Marat Safin, currently ranked 26. I now call upon the tournament director, Mr Colin Stubs, to announce the draw and the schedule for the 2007 AAMI Classic.

COLIN STUBS: Thanks, Jason, good morning, everybody.I stand up here every year and I just glance to my left and it always strikes me that we're so privileged to be able to assemble such a fine group of young athletes every year. I want you to know, fellas, that we really appreciate your support for the event. And I'm not just talking about support as in turning up, I'm talking about the way that you conduct yourselves during the week with the media, with the patrons and with our sponsors. So we do appreciate it. Thank you. I just want to say one other thing, too. Marat, I want to single you out, because you were a visitor to Kooyong some years ago, I think it was 2002, it was a brief visit, but you've had some serious injury problems, and I would like to say it's nice to see such a player of your calibre back on the circuit, fit and healthy, and uninjured.

MARAT SAFIN: Thank you.

COLIN STUBS: I've just got to announce the draw and the schedule. The draw for the 2007 AAMI Classic is as follows:
Roger Federer v Radek Stepanek, Marat Safin v David Nalbandian, Andy Roddick v Tommy Haas, Andy Murray v Ivan Ljubicic. You might have cause for some reaction, as I see that there.

The schedule for Wednesday, 10 January, tomorrow morning: 11 am, Andy Roddick v Tommy Haas, followed by Roger Federer v Radek Stepanek, followed by Marat Safin v David Nalbandian, followed by Andy Murray v Ivan Ljubicic.

The only other thing I want to say is to the two or three people that haven't been here before -- all the regular visitors know that we want you to make it your home for the next week, and even extend that sort of situation into the two weeks of the Australian Open.

So, Andy and Radek, feel free to use the facility here. We've got a great gym, a good swimming pool, you can use the centre court during the Australian Open, if you need some practise time. Enjoy the week, and thank you.

APPLAUSE

JASON DUNSTALL: At this point in time, I would now invite any questions from the floor. Ladies and gentlemen.

QUESTION: Andy Murray, can you tell us what heart you took from your performance last week and how it set you up for the Open, please?

ANDY MURRAY: Yes, it was obviously a good tournament, I played well, last year I did pretty badly, so it was good to be in my first final and I had a really competitive match with Ivan in the final, and I hope to have my revenge on Wednesday, so it will be good.

QUESTION: Roger, how are you finding the Rebound Ace court? Is it the same as in the past?

ROGER FEDERER: I find it's pretty much the same. I didn't feel any difference to last year. I was also expecting a big difference, because everyone has been talking about it. But I think the bounce is usual, you know, it adapts to the heat and everything; when it's more hot, it bounces more, it flies more. That's how it's always been here in Australia, so I don't see a change really.

QUESTION: Did you notice a change in the court?

ANDY RODDICK: Not really, I was expecting the same as Roger. I heard the last couple of weeks maybe it was going to be a little bit quicker this year, but it kind of feels similar to past years.

QUESTION: Are you both happy that it's the same?

ROGER FEDERER: Yes.

ANDY RODDICK: Of course he is! I'm going to go with "Yes" on this one. :rolls:

QUESTION: Marat, what sort of surface speed do you like the Rebound Ace? The speed of the surface, do you like it quicker or a little bit slower?

MARAT SAFIN: It doesn't matter, because the kick serves and the fast ones, if you change it and mix up your serves, it's working pretty well.

QUESTION: Roger, can we expect anything other than domination from you again this summer?:yawn:

ROGER FEDERER: I don't know. Look, it's the beginning of the season, we don't really have off seasons because it's always going on, the tennis tour. I feel like I'm playing well, you know, but that's not always enough to win. So I'm looking forward to this. This is the only tournament I'm playing within basically two months, so I hope it's going to be a good one for me.

QUESTION: Let's be honest, you're always playing well. In terms of your preparation, anything different, what kind of mentality, do you come into this Australian summer with any different kind of mental approach.

ROGER FEDERER: Yes, it's a bit different because I haven't played Doha this year, which I've won the last couple of years, so I arrived already one week ago, getting over jet lag, getting here, back to this tournament and other players, because Dubai, not many people were around any more. So I hope that preparation works as well, you know. The off season was good, I had enough vacation and enough time for preparations. So the body feels good, and that's also an important thing, heading into a new season.

QUESTION: Given that Doha has worked well for you before, why did you change your preparation this year?

ROGER FEDERER: Well, I played 97 matches last year so I didn't want to do too much in the first place. I thought that was the better thing to do this year.

QUESTION: Roger, Lleyton Hewitt has had an interrupted preparation leading into the Open, he's got a calf strain and he's also split with his coach. Do you still see him as a major threat at the Open?

ROGER FEDERER: If he's healthy, obviously, that's my firstconcern. I hope he's going to be ready in time for the Open. I think if he walks on court, you know, that first day for him, I think he's definitely going to be tough to beat and a contender for the title, yes.

QUESTION: Does it surprise you guys that a coach would leave a player so close to a Grand Slam?

ROGER FEDERER: Who is that for?

QUESTION: Referring to Lleyton.

ROGER FEDERER: Who do you want to answer?

QUESTION: Andy.

ANDY RODDICK: Which one?:haha: :haha: :rolls:

QUESTION: Yourself.

ANDY RODDICK: I think in order to answer that, you'd have to be privy to a lot of information that we're not privy to, to be honest. I don't -- I can't sit here and pretend to know the ins and outs of another coach/player relationship.

QUESTION: Talking about coaches, your relationship with
Jimmy Connors, can we expect to see a big difference or some difference in your game?

ANDY RODDICK: I hope so.

QUESTION: In what area?

ANDY RODDICK: I don't know. He kind of helped me turn my year around last year, I was playing a little bit more aggressive, so hopefully I can have a more successful run this year than last.

QUESTION: Has Connors made tennis more fun or harder?

ANDY RODDICK: He hasn't made it harder, he's made it easier. I was making it harder on myself. It's a lot of fun. It's nice to wake up in the morning and go have a hit with one of your idols on a daily basis. That's a cool feeling, and I don't know if the novelty of that will wear off any time soon.

QUESTION: David Nalbandian, your knee injury from Chennai, how is your knee problem from the Indian tournament?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, I will see you tomorrow, but I think I will be okay. It is tendonitis, but I think I'm okay to play.

QUESTION: Marat, if I could ask you a similar question as I asked Roger before about Lleyton Hewitt:retard:: despite his calf injury and his troubles leading into the Open, do you still see him as a major danger?

MARAT SAFIN: Yes, of course. He has a lot of experience, he won two Grand Slams, and he's been in the final with all of us a couple of times, each one of us. So he's definitely one of the dangers, if he can get over the injury.

QUESTION: Ivan, winning so early in the year, how do you feel about your form, going into the Australian Open? Last year was a big year for you in the Grand Slams, how do you feel?

IVAN LJUBICIC: I think it can't be any better. Of course, winning a title early in the year, it's great for confidence. I do feel well, I'm not tired at all, it's fantastic. I don't know how I'm going to play this week or next week, because it's a fantastic start. When you play a tournament, then you win it, so it's great, it can't get any better.

QUESTION: What do you think you need to do to get to that Grand Slam final?

IVAN LJUBICIC: I have to win six matches, I guess.:spit:

QUESTION: In the style of your play, your game.

IVAN LJUBICIC: I don't think I have to change it. I just
have to win the matches. I don't think you should play any different from one tournament to another, it's just a matter of getting things together.

QUESTION: Where do you think you're placed in terms of your preparations for this Australian summer?

ANDY MURRAY: Where do I think I'm placed?

QUESTION: How you're travelling?

ANDY MURRAY: How I'm travelling? I feel okay. I think I played well last week. This is the first time I'm going to play here. I think it's part of the preparation. As you can see by the quality of the field this year, I got told that 10 of the last 12 winners of the Australian Open have all played here. So it can't get any better than that. So I feel like I've prepared pretty well.

QUESTION: Could you describe your preparation to regain the title?

MARAT SAFIN: Pardon?

QUESTION: Marat, could you describe your preparation and your hunger to regain the title from Roger?


MARAT SAFIN: Well, it's going to be tough, after last year, it's going to be really tough. And hopefully I can get through the first two rounds, and then we'll see.

QUESTION: Marat, I want to ask you a question about Boris Yeltsin. (Laughter) Do you notice him when you're in a Davis Cup final, when he flaps his arms around? He does a lot of pretty unusual things.

MARAT SAFIN: Probably we don't see him, but we're aware that he's there.

QUESTION: Does he have any effect on the way you approach the game?:retard:

MARAT SAFIN: Well, we try to keep him as less nervous as we can.

QUESTION: Marat, how did you feel last January, when you obviously would have liked to be here defending the title?

MARAT SAFIN: Well, I was trying to recover from my injury, I had a very bad injury and I've been running with the machine and watching all of these guys playing here, and was missing really the feeling to be here and being part of this game. So pretty tough.

QUESTION: This summer, or rather your winter, because you had a late start, were you able to do different work over this Christmas break than what you usually do?

MARAT SAFIN: Yes, yes, but we finished the year pretty late, me and (inaudible), so we didn't have really a vacation. And straight away, straight after we went to practise, making three weeks of preparations. So it's a pretty different approach to the Australian Open, but I hope it will work.

QUESTION: Roger, for a long time, you guys have had Andre Agassi as very much the spokesman for the tour. Are you starting to formulate amongst yourselves who is going to be the next one to take that mantle and do some of the statesman-like things that Andre did for such a long period of time? He enjoyed it here and obviously enjoyed it at the Australian Open as well?

ROGER FEDERER: I think that comes with age a lot, you know. He played for such a long time and of course he was such a leader of the group, he was so much older than us and had so much more experience, and he had such a great name. So it's obviously hard to see him kind of go, but I think we're all happy enough that he played for so long, so we could play against him. And now obviously, Pete and Andre are not around any more, so we obviously know that this is our time and hope that we can live up to some great former players -- not only him, but many other greats as well. I think we're all kind of ready for that.

QUESTION: Who is the next leader of the group? Are you having to beat these guys off with a stick?

ROGER FEDERER: I don't know. Maybe later on we'll have to sort it out.

QUESTION: It is a vacuum that's not there. You have to keep the ball rolling that he certainly started.

ROGER FEDERER: I don't understand you.

QUESTION: With him not being here, obviously you guys have to come more to the fore, obviously.

ROGER FEDERER: I think that happens automatically. There's not much more you have to do, because the focus shifts; if somebody is not around any more, they are not going to talk to him any more, so they have to talk to other people. So I don't think it's going to be a problem.

QUESTION: Roger, is winning all four Grand Slams this year achievable or is the competition just getting tougher?

ROGER FEDERER: It's the same for the last couple of years now, my focus is on the Australian Open, playing here. If I win here, it gets very interesting. I know in a few weeks time if that's a goal that I can give myself or not. But it's usually not what I aim for in a season. I'm happy if I win maybe one slam, two slams is great. I can't win all the time, so I just could hope that I can keep it up for another couple of years.

QUESTION: You mentioned the 97 matches last year. Are you planning to play less matches or less tournaments this year?

ROGER FEDERER: No, I just think I have to pace myself a bit more in the beginning, that I get over the tough season and then I'm going to be playing a lot again from February on. But up until then I'm just going to play basically this event here, and then the Australian Open, and then that's it. I just think I have to look after my body. I haven't been injured last year, that was a good thing, and that's because I had a very good schedule, I think, so I really want to keep it that way.

JASON DUNSTALL: Radek, you had your best year in 2006, breaking into the top 20 for the first time, despite missing the last part of the season with a back injury. Do you have any residual effects from that? I know you played in Adelaide last week; how are you feeling?

RADEK STEPANEK: I was feeling okay. I didn't play since Wimbledon, because of my neck injury. I didn't feel my right hand for two and a half months, so to get back to feel the power took some time. And I'm feeling okay, I survived the tournament healthy, so I'm looking forward.

JASON DUNSTALL: Tommy, in years gone by, you had a few injury problems. You had a fantastic 2006 as well; could have been better if you didn't run into Roger too many times.

TOMMY HAAS: Yes, I ran into him a couple of times at the beginning of last year. Every time you see him in your way in the draw, you first of all hope to get there, then see what happens. We had a good battle last year at the Australian Open. Preparations went well and we're all pretty much healthy to get going and get started, get a couple of matches this week, and see what happens at the big first Grand Slam of the year.

QUESTION: Andy Murray, what has Brad Gilbert done for your game in what he's trying to achieve?

ANDY MURRAY: Yes, he's been great. He's definitely one of the most experienced coaches in the world, he's worked with two great players in Andre and Andy. He was a very good player himself, and definitely helped me a lot, you know, in knowing how to match my strengths up against my opponents' weaknesses. By the way my ranking has been going, you can see that he's been good, and I'm definitely not tired of him yet. And it's been a really good kind of six or seven months, I hope it will continue.

QUESTION: Andy, he talks a lot and you don't say much.

ANDY MURRAY: Yes.

QUESTION: How does that work?

ANDY MURRAY: It's a good combination. I listen to him most of the time; some of the time I switch off. It's quite difficult. But yes, it's good. I'd rather have someone talking a little bit too much, than -- he's normally pretty positive, he's not being negative all the time, so I guess that's a good thing. And it's not -- the talking thing hasn't really gotten to me yet, so it's all going well.

JASON DUNSTALL: Marat, you have got Alexander Volkov working with you; how he has influenced your game?

MARAT SAFIN: I found myself in a pretty bad situation last year, I didn't win any matches, and I have been pretty down. My coach has been with me for a long time and I have been playing for 10 years, so I needed actually a change, a big change, and I asked him to travel a little bit with me to help me for a couple of months, because he had nothing to do in Moscow, so I offered him a few trips, a little bit of cash. And it worked, you know -- full hospitality. And it worked, and also for this year. Of course, he won't be able to travel full time, which is pretty good, because otherwise we can get tired from each other and I don't want to have this kind of problem with the coach. And he's going to come definitely to the most important tournaments, the Masters Series and Grand Slams and a few others, and hopefully it will work because it worked for that few months of the season. So basically I came back from 104 to 26 in the world. 80 spots in three months is pretty good actually. So I'm going to work with him.

JASON DUNSTALL: Any final questions, ladies and gentlemen?

QUESTION: Andy Roddick, have you ever sat down and worked out like a job description for a coach, like what you really want them to do? What's the best you could offer, in terms of your ideal for a coach, what a coach has to do for you, what are the main things? :retard:

ANDY RODDICK: Well, coach tennis. I mean, I think a lot of it's just training and making sure that the training schedules are aligned, and obviously share their knowledge with you, trade ideas on how to successfully win tennis matches. You know, beyond that I think you have to be professional enough to take care of some other stuff. You know, I think we're all at a point in our careers where we know how to win tennis matches, it's just a matter of a coach provides that extra motivation and knowledge and support.

QUESTION: How much would be personality based and how much would be more technical stuff or technical knowledge?

ANDY RODDICK: Well, it's a combination. I don't know if I can give you percentages per se, but you can respect someone's tennis knowledge. But you have to spend -- a lot of us spend more time with our coaches than we do our families, so you have to be able to get along with the person as well, I think that's important.

QUESTION: Roger, having played so many matches last year and presumably each tournament had its own idiosyncrasies, how do you approach playing in Melbourne? What are the challenges you face when you come down to Victoria?

ROGER FEDERER: Obviously it's a Grand Slam, so obviously you prepare a bit different, you know -- I mean, I would never arrive that early, you know, to a Grand Slam if it wasn't in Australia at the beginning of the season, you know. But it starts so early that you really have to give yourself the best chance. You know, in this day and age, everybody at the top comes to Australia and plays and wants to win this title, so it's really become also a very important major for all of us. And with the exhibition beforehand, that's what I need, I need a couple of matches going into a big event.

And then it's all mental from a few days before the tournament, because it's a long road, you know, it's two long weeks of best-of-five matches, and we don't play those matches so often, because usually it's best of three. So it's just a bit of a shift in your mental approach, and I think that's the interesting part, doing that early on in the season. And that's why there's a lot in the air, nobody really knows who is going to be playing well, and also it's the same for us.

QUESTION: David, could you explain what you hope to get out of this week, please, and how you're standing up to looking towards the Open?

DAVID NALBANDIAN: Well, as I said before, I think I'm ready with the knee, but you never know. Five-set matches is always tough, a very long two weeks, tough matches, so I will see. But I think I'm okay. I was practising in December at home, so I feel that I can make it this time.

QUESTION: Andy Murray, as one of the young guns being invited here, how do you rate yourself among the young guys, such as (inaudible) and Tomas Berdych? Who do you think is your main challenger this year?

ANDY MURRAY: I don't think I could really rate who is best or who has the most potential. I think it's good for tennis that a lot of guys, maybe five guys in the top 20 are still under 21 may be, so that's good. Obviously I think Novak Djokovic, I saw him here, so I'm guessing he's probably playing a match or two. He obviously won last week, you know.

So there's a lot of good young guys, and I think all of us are all trying to become like these guys, you know, they are all the experienced ones, the best players in the world, and have been at the top for a long time, and we're hoping to come along and try and challenge them.

QUESTION: Tommy, do you feel the gap has closed between you guys and yourself and Roger in recent times or has it perhaps got larger, having pushed him last year?

TOMMY HAAS: I think it gets harder each year, to be honest. I think the game keeps getting stronger and better. There's always new young guns coming up, as Andy was just mentioning, and you've got to try to keep at your game. Thinking about it, you know, I'm turning 29 pretty soon, time goes by pretty quickly, so I'm kind of like becoming the veteran here. You know, you just have to really keep up the hard work, keep seeing where you're at when you're playing the best and work hard and believe in yourself.

QUESTION: Roger, what's the thing you most enjoy about working with Tony Roche, now that you you've been doing it for a couple of years?

ROGER FEDERER: Just kind of the old school approach to practice, just go through thousands of backhands and forehands and volleys, you know, do it over and over again and hardly take any breaks -- kind of enjoying it, it's a bit different to how you used to work. Just being around him, you know -- I think similar to Andy, having, you know, a coach who is such a great player as well, always helps, and he's a nice guy off the court too, we get along very well. But it's really on-court stuff I enjoy most, because it's enjoyable to be on court with him because we both work really hard.

QUESTION: Does he see things in your game that weren't
there?

ROGER FEDERER: Now it's just reminding me not to forget
things. You know, I'm not 19 or 20 any more where I feel that I can change my game much. It's the little details that make the difference, so that's what I'm working on.

QUESTION: Were you unlucky enough again to spend your Christmas on the plane this year?

ROGER FEDERER: This year was okay. Last year, new year's eve I was on a plane, two years ago I was on a plane on
Christmas and Christmas Eve. This year I was in Dubai with friends, which was nice.

JASON DUNSTALL: Ladies and gentlemen, that brings today's press conference to a close. Thank you to the players, to our special guests, all members of the media, for your attendance today.

Deboogle!.
01-09-2007, 03:42 AM
:p

knight_ley
01-09-2007, 03:44 AM
Thanks for posting all that Deb! :hug:

williaer
01-09-2007, 04:14 AM
Getty has a whole bunch of pictures from the press conference now!

williaer
01-09-2007, 04:15 AM
Also... THANK YOU DEB :hearts:

Deboogle!.
01-09-2007, 04:15 AM
sure! :p

more :p some are repeats of the practice ones above, i'm too lazy right now :p

partygirl
01-09-2007, 04:20 AM
Roger loves Andydrew.

Fee
01-09-2007, 04:35 AM
Yeah, there is definitely some serous heat between Andy and Roger again. It's sweet (for now. Get it over with Andy, so you can spank him on court).

knight_ley
01-09-2007, 04:55 AM
Roger loves Andydrew.

marat looks jealous.

partygirl
01-09-2007, 05:48 AM
Andydrew loves Roger.:couple:

Jade Fox
01-09-2007, 05:55 AM
Yeah, there is definitely some serous heat between Andy and Roger again. It's sweet (for now. Get it over with Andy, so you can spank him on court).


Just on court spanking? What about off the court?:aplot:

blosson
01-09-2007, 07:38 AM
So sweet, Roger is always smiling around AndyR.

tennis lover
01-09-2007, 10:49 AM
:haha: they sit next to each other every year :p
:rolls: yeah they do, and they look like they're pulling exactly the same faces! :lol: (see pic below!)
OH FUCKIN DEAD THE LOOKS ON THEIR FACES HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAAAAAAAAA :haha:
:haha: aww, they're all picking on the new boy! :dance:
looks like the same pic of them talking last year...sorta
:yeah:
Roger loves Andydrew.
:lol: and Andy and Marat are fighting over Roger, he loves the attention!

I love Kooyong press conference pics, they are always hilarious! :hearts: :lol:

BRING ON THE TENNIS! :bounce:

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 11:27 AM
I see love's in the air. :inlove:
Come on, Andy, let's kick some asses! :yeah:
Thanks for all the pics and for the transcript debtized :smooch:

Black Adam
01-09-2007, 01:47 PM
I just like the way the Journalists were asking most of their questions to Andy Roddick, Roger and Marat and only talking to the other guys just to make sure they are awake :lol:

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 01:52 PM
Exactly. :lol:

Deboogle!.
01-09-2007, 02:42 PM
more :) it says he practiced with Tommy :lol:

Fumus
01-09-2007, 03:23 PM
and a couple more! :p

I am not sure but it looks like Andy has changed his grip on the backhand to a more continental grip on the bottom hand to give him more spin potential. I checked some other pictures, it looks like since Jimmy has joined the team the grip has changed slightly. Pre-Jimmy Andy was using a more eastern grip on the bottom hand, thats where his bottom hand looks more behind the racquet. The continental grip will give him more power from the bottom hand. (You can tell because the bottom hand looks more on top of the racquet)... it's eerily reminiscent to the grip Jimmy used.

Jimmy's Grip
http://www.tennis.com/uploadedImages/Your_Game/Instruction_Articles/Backhand/2006_04_11_connors.jpg

I knew the backhand seemed improved now I might know why. It just looked like in that last bh picture Deb posted it was really pronounced.

tangerine_dream
01-09-2007, 03:34 PM
Roger, bored with Marat, turns his attention to the fresh meat on his right. Marat is not amused. ;)
http://i14.tinypic.com/46z5ill.jpg

The interloper gets the fuzzy eyeball. :lol:
http://i1.tinypic.com/4ckhw7s.jpg

trickcy
01-09-2007, 03:45 PM
:wavey: hi, it's my first post in this forum, though I've lurked around a lot :unsure:

I just love those Kooyong pics, they're great!

Deboogle!.
01-09-2007, 03:46 PM
:wavey: hi, it's my first post in this forum, though I've lurked around a lot :unsure:

I just love those Kooyong pics, they're great!Welcome! :)

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 03:47 PM
Hi, welcome. :)

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 03:47 PM
Welcome! :)

Great minds. ;)

trickcy
01-09-2007, 03:52 PM
Thanks a lot.:)

Golfnduck
01-09-2007, 04:25 PM
I hope he does well at Kooyong and AO. I don't know if I'll be up watching his matches this year. I try to sleep when my new puppy sleeps.

Raina
01-09-2007, 04:43 PM
one more pic :)

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 04:49 PM
Thanks, Raina! :kiss:

Raina
01-09-2007, 04:54 PM
Thanks, Raina! :kiss:

welcome...i found that tangy has posted this pic on the 07 picture thread already...you gals are always extremely fast! :worship:

this is not andy's pic, but just think that it's funny :p --

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 05:21 PM
LMAOOOOOOOO :haha: :haha:

blosson
01-09-2007, 05:30 PM
That's Marat passing his room number across to Roger. Ah if Andy finds out!

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 05:35 PM
blosson :rolls: :spit: :haha: Marat's in trouble! :lol:

merce
01-09-2007, 06:01 PM
Roger loves Andydrew.:rolls: :lol:
Once I saw the pic I so you were going to turn it into an avatar

tennis lover
01-09-2007, 06:53 PM
:wavey: hi, it's my first post in this forum, though I've lurked around a lot :unsure:

I just love those Kooyong pics, they're great!
:wavey: welcome! :D

tennis lover
01-09-2007, 07:09 PM
here are some videos of the press conference! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3hRySB2lUs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHDcJUdpnGA (Andy doesn't actually say anything in this one but he looks pretty! ;) )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqBZUj_WaYs (this one is pretty similar to the first but there's more from other people if you're interested!)

blosson
01-09-2007, 07:25 PM
Lovely, thanks for the video links.

tennis lover
01-09-2007, 07:40 PM
no problemo blosson! :)

cobalt60
01-09-2007, 07:43 PM
Nice thread title:yeah:

Jlee
01-09-2007, 08:02 PM
Thanks for the pics and videos :)

Love that yearly press conference with them all :lol:

simpletennis
01-09-2007, 11:00 PM
welcome...i found that tangy has posted this pic on the 07 picture thread already...you gals are always extremely fast! :worship:

this is not andy's pic, but just think that it's funny :p --

hahaha, thanks. looks like safin's taking a sniff of roger

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 11:36 PM
Andy's match is 3-2 on serve :)

Jlee
01-09-2007, 11:40 PM
Andy's match is 3-2 on serve :)

Thank you!!! I've been trying to find that :D

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 11:41 PM
4*-2 :)

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 11:44 PM
5-2*

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 11:47 PM
6-2 ;)

avocadoe
01-09-2007, 11:49 PM
6-2 how fast was that?

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 11:50 PM
I don't know exactly. :awww:

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 11:53 PM
1-0*

tennis lover
01-09-2007, 11:54 PM
36 minutes I think. :) :banana:

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 11:55 PM
Thanks, Jo! :)

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 11:56 PM
1-1 :)

Tytta!.
01-09-2007, 11:57 PM
2-1*

Tytta!.
01-10-2007, 12:03 AM
2-2 :)

Tytta!.
01-10-2007, 12:05 AM
3-2*

tennis lover
01-10-2007, 12:06 AM
OK, I knew internet explorer hated me but I didn't realise it hates me this much. It's doing the same as msn and keeps not responding. I'll have to try to reinstall it later. I've only seen about 3 points of this match so far because of it, stupid thing. I hate computers! :crying2:

Tytta!.
01-10-2007, 12:07 AM
Aaaaaaw Jo! :smooch: :hug:

Tytta!.
01-10-2007, 12:09 AM
4*-2 ;)

Tytta!.
01-10-2007, 12:13 AM
5-2*

Tytta!.
01-10-2007, 12:18 AM
5*-3

Tytta!.
01-10-2007, 12:21 AM
Game, Set, Match 6/2 6/3 :D

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 12:22 AM
:rocker2:

Tytta!.
01-10-2007, 12:23 AM
Great way to start. :yeah:

PinkFeatherBoa
01-10-2007, 12:25 AM
Nice one, Andy! :smoke:

tennis lover
01-10-2007, 12:31 AM
:woohoo: from the few points I saw, he looked like he was playing well! :D great start to the season! :yeah:

merce
01-10-2007, 12:46 AM
Yay Andy :bigclap:
well done :sobbing:

Sean.J.S.
01-10-2007, 01:02 AM
I recorded this match because I wasn't able to watch it live. If I knew how to upload it I would but I have no idea how :o

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 01:07 AM
AAMI CLASSIC
Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club
Wednesday, 10 January 2007
ANDY RODDICK

- - - - - - - - - -

Q. It looked pretty comfortable. Did it feel that way?

A. Yes, it felt good. I've been hitting the ball very well in practice the last couple of days, so it's nice to have that translate into a match.

Q. Were you particularly pleased with your first, you didn't lose too many points.

A. Yeah, I felt I served okay but I thought I returned really well. The second serves, I felt like I was driving through them pretty well, and first serves I was making him play, and I volleyed pretty well. All in all, I thought it was a pretty good performance.

Q. When was your last match, Andy?

A. I lost to Nalbandian in the Masters, so a couple of months ago.

Q. What did you do; did you take a break and then start your work over Christmas?

A. I took a little bit of a break. But even during my break, I was trying to just hit a little bit, just to keep the feel. Last year, I focused a lot on my training on fitness and getting stronger, and that whole thing. I think this year it was a little bit more tennis based, it was a little bit more on court hitting balls. You know, I tried something different last year and I wasn't hitting the ball too well for the first three, four, five months of the year. So it was definitely a lot more on court and a lot more balls hit this off season.

Q. Did you have an indication from your training that you were in good form?

A. Yes. I think the biggest thing is just keeping the momentum that I had going towards the end of last year. Like I said, the first six months was very ordinary, and I felt the last six months especially, through to the US Open, was very good; so just trying to build on the end of the last year.

Q. Does Jimmy come to you about your play, or how does that work, that on court stuff?

A. Yes, we met up in Florida for a little while. Even the days where we weren't together, I had specific things that he wanted me to work on. You know, we talk all the time. So it's working out well.

Q. With the news about Jimmy's Mum, do you think he'll be coming on to Australia now? :eek: :( :sad:

A. I'm not sure. I talked to him really soon after the news and I just told him to do whatever he had to do. In this case, there's something that -- it's a lot more important in his life right now than worrying about getting down here, it's halfway around the world. And so at this point I'm not sure. I just, you know, wish him and his family the best. And I'm -- we're still talking every day, and -- you know, I'm not sure. He needs to do what he needs to do.

Q. Is it unlikely, though?

A. I honestly told you as much as I know. You know, the last we talked, we kind of left it at -- the last thing I'm going to do is force him into decisions right now. I think that would be pretty insensitive. Like I said, I think he has some things that are a little bit more important right now.

Q. Does is it change your preparation at all?

A. No. The good thing -- this is a great tournament. I mean, I had -- you know, arguably my best tournament last year was in Cincinnati, and we were talking on the phone. We have put the work in together and I think we're on the same wavelength. Regardless of what happens, he'll be watching the matches and we'll be talking. Obviously I'd love to have him here, but right now I'm not sure if that's on option, and so you make the best of it. But his influence isn't gone, you know, right now. You know, he's still very much involved.

Q. Do you travel with a hitting partner?

A. My brother travels with me, and he, you know, he warms me up for matches and stuff. But luckily there's a lot of good tennis players in Australia right now to hit with.

Q. Is there anything that Jimmy does with you when he's travelling with you that someone else would have to do, in terms of physically being there doing stuff?

A. No. To be honest, when we travel, the kind of the tedious details my brother takes care of most of the time anyway, as far as racquets being strung and organising practice courts and that stuff, he kind of has gotten into the habit of a handling a lot of that stuff. So I don't know if we'll miss much there. It's just a matter of having Jimmy's energy around and his knowledge there at our disposal, you know, 16 hours a day. Now it's just going to have to be a little bit less and it's going to have to be, you know, over the phone.

Q. Did you ever get a chance to meet Gloria?

A. I didn't. When Jimmy and I met, she's been battling for a little while now. But I know she enjoyed when we started working together and watching the matches, and you know, she would pass on her opinions to Jimmy, you know, from all accounts. I've enjoyed her stories and her second-hand opinions about what I should be doing out there.

Q. Any good advice from Gloria?

A. Pretty much, you know, she made Jimmy into what he was, so basically the knowledge that Jimmy has shared with me is pretty much just an extension of her, you know. So I don't know if anything uber:retard::lol: specific, but I know Jimmy talked to her a lot and discussed my game a lot with her, so ...

Q. Nadal was injured yesterday and is in a bit of doubt for the Open. I suppose that opens the way a little bit for you? :retard:

A. No, from what I read, he said he thinks he'll be 100 per cent for the Open. There's about zero chance that I'll play Nadal in the first round, so I'm not really that concerned about it.

Tytta!.
01-10-2007, 01:09 AM
Debtize it. :p

tangerine_dream
01-10-2007, 01:23 AM
Nice beginning to the year, Andy. :cool:

I recorded this match because I wasn't able to watch it live. If I knew how to upload it I would but I have no idea how :o
You recorded it to your computer or you recorded it on a VCR tape?

Hopefully Alexito will have a video of some sort, he usually does. :)

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/0b/full.getty-tennis-aus-kooyong-roddick_8_49_21_pm.jpg
Caption: Andy Roddick of the US reacts after missing a shot on the way to a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Tommy Haas of Germany at the Kooyong Classic, in Melbourne 10 January 2007. Eight of the world's top players are playing in the round-robin Kooyong Classic tournament, which they use as a warm up event for the Australian Open running 15-28 January

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 01:25 AM
:)

dasdas22
01-10-2007, 01:26 AM
I recorded this match because I wasn't able to watch it live. If I knew how to upload it I would but I have no idea how :o
hey

First split the video type you've got and then upload it to megaupload.com...

You can also make a torrent of it which is a bit difficult.

:wavey:

tennis lover
01-10-2007, 01:28 AM
wow, that was quick! :lol:
Poor Jimmy, that's so sad about his mum. :sad: I was excited about him being in Australia but like Andy said, there are more important things than tennis.

NicoFan
01-10-2007, 01:30 AM
Just a quick stop by to say - yeay Andy! :rocker:

And Tangy, I'm over on Alexito's thread following the Gordo/JM match - he hasn't mentioned Andy's match so I don't think he's getting Andy's match on TV. But I'll ask him.

knight_ley
01-10-2007, 01:38 AM
:hug: Jimmy...


:yeah: Andy!

Jlee
01-10-2007, 01:52 AM
Andy :yeah:

Poor Jimmy. :sad:

The funeral is on Friday. I'm not trying to be selfish, but anyone think he'll make it to Australia at some point?

I'm sorry if this is a bad place for this or if it's already been posted. I'll remove it if either or both is the case:


Jimmy Connors' mother passes away

The International Tennis Hall of Fame has announced the passing of Gloria Florence (Thompson) Connors, mother of 1998 Hall of Famer Jimmy Connors. Gloria Connors passed away quietly yesterday, January 8, 2007 at home in Belleville, Illinois. She was 82.

Jimmy Connors, who was with his mother in Belleville, said she died peacefully. In remembering his mother to close friends, he said, “She had an unwavering passion for tennis. All my life, she taught me - made me a world champion - she always got me to do things without my even realizing. She instilled passion, excitement and enthusiasm into me that was contagious to everyone around me. And yet separately, she was my mother and my friend.”

Gloria Connors was an accomplished tennis player herself, who played in the 1942 and 1943 US Championships, then held at Forest Hills. Throughout most of her son Jimmy’s tennis career she was his coach -- his only coach -- and it was often pointed out that she was “a woman who developed a male champion in a men’s sport.” Gloria Connors was always ahead of her time and she laid the foundation for a 21-year career of eight Grand Slam singles crowns, 130 titles and a No. 1 world ranking held for 160 consecutive weeks. Gloria Connors has been called one of the most famous sports mothers, instilling in her son the art of being one of the toughest competitive tennis players ever to play the game.

Additionally, Gloria Connors was very active for many years in the Belleville, Illinois community, teaching tennis to the “kids of Belleville” in order to keep them off the streets, which often led to scholarships and jobs.

Gloria Connors’ last public tennis appearance was at her son’s official Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held in Newport, Rhode Island in July, 1998.

A wake will be held this Thursday, January 11, 4:00pm-8:00pm at Kurrus Funeral Home, 1773 Frank Scott Parkway in Belleville, Illinois 62223 (618-235-2100). The funeral will be held on Friday, January 12 at 10:00am at the Blessed Sacrament Church, 8707 West Main Street, Belleville (618-397-2287).

The Connors family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to The Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, 300 North 60th Street, Belleville, IL 62223 (618-235-4407).

http://www.tennisnews.com/exclusive.php?pID=15951

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 01:54 AM
it's fine :) but as Andy said, it's very doubtful Jimmy will go. I'd be shocked if he did.

Jlee
01-10-2007, 01:58 AM
it's fine :) but as Andy said, it's very doubtful Jimmy will go. I'd be shocked if he did.

Phew. ;)

Yeah, you're right. I'm sure Andy will be okay. Poor Jimmy...:hug:

Sean.J.S.
01-10-2007, 02:14 AM
How do I split it? Do I need some sort of program or something?

hey

First split the video type you've got and then upload it to megaupload.com...

You can also make a torrent of it which is a bit difficult.

:wavey:

tennis lover
01-10-2007, 02:16 AM
It looks like Roger is struggling a little against Stepanek. He won the first set on a tie-break and just got broken while serving for the match at 6-5 to take it to a second. Considering how little Radek has played recently I'm quite surprised. I'm sure it's just a bit of rust though, not everyone can start as well as Andy did! ;) :lol:

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 02:23 AM
It looks like Roger is struggling a little against Stepanek. He won the first set on a tie-break and just got broken while serving for the match at 6-5 to take it to a second. Considering how little Radek has played recently I'm quite surprised. I'm sure it's just a bit of rust though, not everyone can start as well as Andy did! ;) :lol:Well Roger is notoriously rusty early in the season :p

tennis lover
01-10-2007, 02:24 AM
and now he's lost the second set so I won't be able to watch Marat's match. :crying2: I am not happy with Roger and his rust. :(

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 02:25 AM
aww! :hug:

tennis lover
01-10-2007, 02:25 AM
Well Roger is notoriously rusty early in the season :p
I know but hasn't Stepanek only played one match since wimbledon or something? you'd think he'd be the rusty one. :p

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 02:33 AM
I know but hasn't Stepanek only played one match since wimbledon or something? you'd think he'd be the rusty one. :pYeah, what can I tell ya :p

tennis lover
01-10-2007, 02:35 AM
Roger :ras:

tennis lover
01-10-2007, 02:39 AM
i know it's mean but I am going to laugh if he loses this now. :devil: he's down a break.

Winston's Human
01-10-2007, 02:46 AM
Q. Did you ever get a chance to meet Gloria?

A. I didn't. When Jimmy and I met, she's been battling for a little while now. But I know she enjoyed when we started working together and watching the matches, and you know, she would pass on her opinions to Jimmy, you know, from all accounts. I've enjoyed her stories and her second-hand opinions about what I should be doing out there.

Q. Any good advice from Gloria?

A. Pretty much, you know, she made Jimmy into what he was, so basically the knowledge that Jimmy has shared with me is pretty much just an extension of her, you know. So I don't know if anything uber:retard::lol: specific, but I know Jimmy talked to her a lot and discussed my game a lot with her, so ...


LOL!

I hope Andy learned a few things second-hand from Mrs. Connors. By all accounts, she knew how to instill discipline and determination. I can only imagine what advice she passed onto Andy via Jimmy.

That said, since hooking up with Jimmy, Andy has seemed tougher in his match play.

Havok
01-10-2007, 02:58 AM
Nice start Andy, but Haas :o. Let's at least match last year's 4r appearance and please don't drop in the rankings.

Poor Jimmy :hug:.

On a side note, white needs to die a quick death, and should only be resurected for a bried 2 week period for Wimbledon. Fuck I hate white.

tangerine_dream
01-10-2007, 03:13 AM
i know it's mean but I am going to laugh if he loses this now. :devil:
He won't. Stepanek will choke, like they all do. :devil:

edit
LOL. Right on schedule. Christmas all year round for Roger! Another match gifted to him. http://forums.telenet.be/breedband/images/smilies/gift.gif :lol:

tennis lover
01-10-2007, 03:23 AM
:lol: I'm still in a mood with him though. Andy finished 3 hours ago, we should be at least half way through Marat's match now. :( but I am going to have to go to bed now without seeing it unfortunately. :crying2: night all! :wavey:

Sean.J.S.
01-10-2007, 03:23 AM
:o Roddick vs Federer TMC 2006 :o

He won't. Stepanek will choke, like they all do. :devil:

Sean.J.S.
01-10-2007, 03:24 AM
Hi I have recorded this match (Roddick vs Haas Kooyong) but how do I upload it? Warning: I am computer stupid and have absolutely no idea at all how to do it.

tangerine_dream
01-10-2007, 03:26 AM
:o Roddick vs Federer TMC 2006 :o
Yup. Massive choke from Andy there. And Federer vs Ljubicic, Miami 2006 was another one. The only guy who took advantage of Roger's crap playing was Andy Murray. Everybody else suffered from the Roger Flu. ;)

Hi I have recorded this match (Roddick vs Haas Kooyong) but how do I upload it? Warning: I am computer stupid and have absolutely no idea at all how to do it.
You didn't answer my last question: did you tape it to your computer or is it on a VCR tape? I can help you if you recorded it directly to your computer.

snaillyyy
01-10-2007, 03:58 AM
Glad he appeared to get off to a good start:) . Re, thanks for the text messages :smooch:

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 04:47 AM
more pics :) maybe the second one is a bigger version oh well :lol:

http://www.andyroddick.com/photosvideos/photos/2007-kooyong-classic-1st-round/ but I refuse to post their article because it hits an all-time low in terms of stupidity :o

Sean.J.S.
01-10-2007, 07:16 AM
I recorded it only a DVD ...

Can you help me?

You didn't answer my last question: did you tape it to your computer or is it on a VCR tape? I can help you if you recorded it directly to your computer.

Sean.J.S.
01-10-2007, 07:53 AM
Andy isn't playing tomorrow :sad:

Here is the other of play for Thursday

Thursday 11 Jan 2007 (Starting at 11am. Gates Open 10.00am)
SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Tommy HAAS (GER) v Ivan LJUBICIC (CRO)
followed by
Roger FEDERER (SUI) v Marat SAFIN (RUS)
followed by
Radek STEPANEK (CZE) v Fernando GONZALEZ (CHI)

Nalbandian is obviously injured so Gonzo replaced him :yeah:

Jade Fox
01-10-2007, 08:08 AM
So Andy won his match. Good boy. Now don't win another.

Let someone else be affected by the Kooyong Curse.:p

And one more thing, a big:hug: to Jimmy for what will be a difficult time.:sad:

Sean.J.S.
01-10-2007, 08:17 AM
When will Jimmy coach Andy again?

bibouille
01-10-2007, 10:41 AM
I'm so happy for andy's victory !

cobalt60
01-10-2007, 10:53 AM
:yeah:

trickcy
01-10-2007, 10:57 AM
Congrats Andy!!

Tytta!.
01-10-2007, 11:19 AM
Glad he appeared to get off to a good start:) . Re, thanks for the text messages :smooch:

You're welcome, sweetie. :smooch:

more pics :) maybe the second one is a bigger version oh well :lol:

http://www.andyroddick.com/photosvideos/photos/2007-kooyong-classic-1st-round/ but I refuse to post their article because it hits an all-time low in terms of stupidity :o

AR.om :help:

Golfnduck
01-10-2007, 12:25 PM
Good win by Andy today. Does anyone know the details of the match?

MisterQ
01-10-2007, 01:54 PM
Great win Andy. :banana: Konquer kooyong! :rocker2:

MisterQ
01-10-2007, 01:55 PM
Sorry to hear about Gloria Connors, though. :sad:

merce
01-10-2007, 02:18 PM
Jimmy :sad: :hug:

Fumus
01-10-2007, 02:19 PM
it's fine :) but as Andy said, it's very doubtful Jimmy will go. I'd be shocked if he did.

No way Andy didn't say it would be doubtful, he said he didn't know. I think if Gloria was here, she would make Jimmy go IMHO. Jimmy may not be there at the start of the tourny but if Andy makes the second week you count on Jimmy being there, he loves this stuff.

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 02:36 PM
When will Jimmy coach Andy again?He hasn't stopped coaching him? :confused:
No way Andy didn't say it would be doubtful, he said he didn't know. I think if Gloria was here, she would make Jimmy go IMHO. Jimmy may not be there at the start of the tourny but if Andy makes the second week you count on Jimmy being there, he loves this stuff.It's called reading between the lines, dear. I don't think it really matters either way. As Andy said, there are more important things in Jimmy's life right now :shrug:

Andy better beat Pukeboy :o

MisterQ
01-10-2007, 02:40 PM
Gloria is like Andy's grandcoach. :lol: :sad:

She was amazing. We have seen a number of fathers coaching their daughters to greatness, but not so many mothers doing that with their son. :worship:

tangerine_dream
01-10-2007, 02:45 PM
Andy better beat Pukeboy :o
Barfboy will lose tomorrow. ;)

She was amazing. We have seen a number of fathers coaching their daughters to greatness, but not so many mothers doing that with their son. :worship:
This is so true. :worship: There's aren't too many "tennis mothers" (i.e., the ones who coach their sons) around. Safin, Murray...who else I wonder? :scratch:

kaylee
01-10-2007, 02:46 PM
I agree, it is tough when you have had someone in your life for so long. However we may yet see Mr. Connors in Australia, he even surprises Andy sometimes and may show up. Great win Andy, keep it up!!!!

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 02:53 PM
John:

Starting 2007

Andy had a good first match of the year. He faced a tough player, and it’s not easy to face a guy like that in your first match. Andy kept pressure on Tommy all day, never letting him get into a rhythm. If Andy keeps this up, there will be good results to come.


Doug:

Great Match…

It was the perfect weather for your first match. It’s good to for Andy’s fitness to play in this heat. This is the first hot day since we’ve gotten here, and it’s great preparation for climatization as three out of five days will be like this down here. Good weather, great match.

shruti
01-10-2007, 03:13 PM
Good win by Andy today. Does anyone know the details of the match?
Or any place where I can find stats of the match?

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 03:15 PM
Or any place where I can find stats of the match?Not that I've seen.. we relied on people watching live streams and stuff. One person did say in GM that he served 48%, won 96% of those points :eek: and had 8 aces.

shruti
01-10-2007, 03:29 PM
he served 48%, won 96% of those points :eek: and had 8 aces.


Thats kinda scary.
And do we know if it was he who (actually) played well enough or Haas helped him out there?

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 03:30 PM
Thats kinda scary.
And do we know if it was he who (actually) played well enough or Haas helped him out there?Sounds like it was a bit of both really

shruti
01-10-2007, 03:43 PM
Sounds like it was a bit of both really
Oh ok.Thanks Deb!


Andy better beat Pukeboy :o


:rocker2:

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 05:06 PM
Andy and Flip went to a charity Poker tournament at the casino in Melbourne :lol: there are pics on Getty :p

Fumus
01-10-2007, 06:35 PM
Sounds like it was a bit of both really

Isn't it always? :)

I know TTC will be showing this match in like 2 months...lol so we will know the stats for sure then.

williaer
01-10-2007, 06:58 PM
Andy and Flip went to a charity Poker tournament at the casino in Melbourne :lol: there are pics on Getty :p

Yeah my best friend's brother was on his table!! Can't wait to hear some stories about it :p

knight_ley
01-10-2007, 07:09 PM
Yeah my best friend's brother was on his table!! Can't wait to hear some stories about it :p

:lol: That is fantastic!

kaylee
01-10-2007, 08:13 PM
heehee every chance Andy gets to hone his poker skills will be added plus, thank goodness those Sharapova rumours are dead and buried!

RogiFan88
01-10-2007, 08:47 PM
didn't know which thread to post in... anyway, good win over that Haas person... ;)

blosson
01-10-2007, 09:49 PM
Strong win to start the year. Nice one.

tennis lover
01-10-2007, 10:46 PM
Andy better beat Pukeboy :o
:rocker2: he'd better or my life won't be worth living. :sobbing:

Caren
01-10-2007, 10:49 PM
Woohoo go Andy, nice win. He better win against Murray...:mad:

Sean.J.S.
01-10-2007, 10:54 PM
Good luck against Murray, Andy (Roddick) :)

Sean.J.S.
01-10-2007, 11:07 PM
Hi I am still trying to upload Roddick vs Haas Kooyong QF. I recorded the match onto DVD. I found a program that I have called Cue Splitter. Is that a good program to split it? When I open the CD thing on my computer and put the DVD in where does it come up on the computer (in other words when I go to Cue Splitter and click open, where does the match appear)?

Thanks

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 11:10 PM
I've never used Cue Splitter, but yes you should be able to put the DVD in your comp and use the program to rip it. I'd suggest using the program and instructions described in this post, because I've tried it and it works... just google for the program.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=4590751#post4590751

MisterQ
01-10-2007, 11:11 PM
I've never used Cue Splitter, but yes you should be able to put the DVD in your comp and use the program to rip it. I'd suggest using the program and instructions described in this post, because I've tried it and it works... just google for the program.
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?p=4590751#post4590751

Q splitter? :scared: :bigcry: :bolt:

Deboogle!.
01-10-2007, 11:11 PM
Q splitter? :scared: :bigcry: :bolt:AWWWWWWWWWWWW :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

partygirl
01-10-2007, 11:39 PM
the only benefit of a Q splitter is there would be more awesomeness in the world:p

MisterQ
01-11-2007, 01:34 AM
the only benefit of a Q splitter is there would be more awesomeness in the world:p

aww :hug: :o

knight_ley
01-11-2007, 02:16 AM
Q splitter? :scared: :bigcry: :bolt:

:spit: :lol:


:hug: :hug:

tennis lover
01-11-2007, 02:33 AM
Q splitter? :scared: :bigcry: :bolt:
:lol: :awww: :hug:

Bagelicious
01-11-2007, 02:37 AM
HOLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa!

Deboogle!.
01-11-2007, 02:38 AM
JOAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!!!!!! whassuuuuuuupppppppp

surfpinky
01-11-2007, 02:39 AM
we would be filled with qqqqqtttttness

surfpinky
01-11-2007, 02:39 AM
joooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

partygirl
01-11-2007, 02:50 AM
J!

Sean.J.S.
01-11-2007, 03:24 AM
Yeah but when I try to open the file to split it where do I find it? Like when I click File, Open where do I find the match which is on the DVD which I put in the computer?

Thanks

tennis lover
01-11-2007, 03:27 AM
usually when I put dvds and cds and stuff into my computer a little box comes up asking me which program I want to open it in so you should be able to just choose whichever program you want to use. :) Hope that helps.

Deboogle!.
01-11-2007, 03:28 AM
Yeah but when I try to open the file to split it where do I find it? Like when I click File, Open where do I find the match which is on the DVD which I put in the computer?

ThanksI don't know what you mean by "split it" because what you are trying to do is rip the file from the DVD onto your computer in a more compressed filetype like avi, but it's in the folder on the CD. For example, my DVD drive is D: so it looks like this: D:\VIDEO_TS and the ones you need are the VOB files, that's where the video is. So that program that JustmeUK described in the post i linked you to, it converts the VOB files (which are huge) into a more manageable file that you could share with people.

Sean.J.S.
01-11-2007, 04:00 AM
Ok well I downloaded that gordianknot thing or whatever it is and installed it but I don't get how to use it (remember I am a computer iliterate :o). What does it mean by input file and output file?

Can you please explain to me how to use it (sorry to be annoying)

Thanks

Deboogle!.
01-11-2007, 04:12 AM
the input is the VOB file from the DVD, just find it on your computer or in the DVD like I said in the last post. the output is the file it's gonna go to, just call it like... andyhaaskooyong or whatever you want. You're just telling the program where to save the new file and what to call it. For the rest - use the instructions in the post from JustmeUK

Sean.J.S.
01-11-2007, 04:20 AM
I still have no idea where the file is going when I put the disc into the computer. How can I find where it is?

I recorded the match onto a DVD-R. Maybe my computer doesn't read them? Is that a possibility. Because when I put the DVD into the computer nothing comes up ...

If you think I'm getting annoying just tell me but

Deboogle!.
01-11-2007, 04:22 AM
Is your computer's disc drive a DVD player? go to my computer and with the dvd in the drive, double click on the dvd drive, what happens?

Sean.J.S.
01-11-2007, 04:30 AM
Is that the one that says DVD Drive (I:)? Because when I double clicked on it, it says: Please insert a disc into drive I ...

Any ideas?

Deboogle!.
01-11-2007, 04:32 AM
Yeah, it's the one that says DVD Drive.... it wouldn't say that if it weren't a DVD Player I don't think (though I am no computer expert)..... but the fact that you get that message when you double click it even if the DVD is in the computer means it's not recognizing it properly

are you sure the DVD burned correctly, and did your DVD recorder finalize it? you can't play a dvd on any other player but the one it was recorded on if it's not finalized

Sean.J.S.
01-11-2007, 04:41 AM
What does finalize mean :o

Sorry :o

Deboogle!.
01-11-2007, 04:42 AM
it just means you are closing off the recording so that you can play it in another dvd player or your computer etc. in my dvd recorder if i don't finalize it, i cannot play it in my computer's dvd player.

Sean.J.S.
01-11-2007, 04:47 AM
Ok. So how do you finalize it?

Deboogle!.
01-11-2007, 04:48 AM
your dvd recorder should have an option for it, I can't tell you how to work it..... it will be in the manual or something